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Jim Riddle

Old, tired, retired, fat, bald, gimpy and happy
Retired engineer: mining, environmental systems. Too many degrees including one in Christian education. Currently Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Gloria Dei in Urbandale, Iowa.
I know enough about mining, field artillery, ballistic missile defense, and nuclear war planning to have been dangerous at one time. I know enough about environmental assessment to have made a living, and I used to be pretty fair at air pollution. I even was a county engineer in Iowa supervising county roads.
Then God slowed me down. All the beating up I had done to my body caught up with me as arthritis, depression, anxiety, and non-military PTSD, so I became disabled. I still think a lot, sometimes, too much. I am on the Asperger end of an Autism Spectrum Disorder so I ramble, but I'm very thorough and very binary. You're gonna get a yes or a no from me; I'm virtually never in the middle.
And, I'm probably gonna answer anything you ask; but, you might not like my answer. I try to refer to scripture for everything, and I interpret scripture with scripture. I suppose there's nothing wrong with that .

Fight all your battles on your knees and you win every time; keep a .357 magnum and a 12 gauge around for violent people who interfere with some situations, though. Moses was told to slay with the edge of the sword; my swords have multiple edges and are ready to finish where Israel failed if it comes to that. That is not altogether a passive attitude of a disciple of Christ, but then I do not claim that it is.

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