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‘Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.’  ~ Genesis 13:2

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‘What you [Ron Paul] said was, if we got rid of the income tax, the Government would still take about the same amount of money in as they had ten years ago. We looked into it and it’s accurate. Can you explain that and how do we get that message out to people?’ 

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Give Ireland back to the Irish

Don’t make them have to take it away

Give Ireland back to the Irish

Make Ireland Irish to-day

Great Britain you are tremendous

And nobody knows like me

But really what are you doin’

In the land across the sea?

~ Paul McCartney, Give Ireland Back to the Irish  

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I wish a buck was still silver and it was back when the country was strong.’ ~ Merle Haggard, Are the Good Times Really Over?

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Some 70 percent of economic growth over the past years was a result of consumption. Now that consumption is slowing down — with lower retail expenditure during the Christmas season and dropping charges to credit cards — a tax rebate will again fan consumption.

It will not do a thing to increase savings, from which future investments can be made, writes Wolfgag Grassl. We all know by now that the way out of a recession is through the building of capital goods, not through the temporary fattening up of American retailers and Chinese manufacturers.

Second, government can finance its largess only by either raising taxes — if for political reasons not now, then in future years — or by borrowing even more. Already today, total public debt amounts to over $9 trillion, or two thirds of annual GDP. About 44 percent of it is owed to foreign entities. It will have to be paid back — whether through years of lower consumption, or domestic inflation, or a reduction in the external value of the dollar.

 

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In the Internet Age, celebrities and media must be ever vigilant.  Things that were once brushfires to be stamped out with minimal embarrassment are now, with the advent of the blogosphere (ahem!), raging infernos that cannot be controlled.

ESPN anchor Dana Jacobson has learnt this lesson … and learnt it good.  However, it is much worse than this article lets on.  Not only was she swilling vodka and cussing like a sailor, she threw in a bit of blesphemy just for good measure.

Now, I believe she is genuinely contrite–not to mention embarrassed beyond measure–and I am quick to forgive her.  (After all, she is only acting according to her nature.)  However, I do think she should be held accountable for her actions.  After all, Don Imus lost his livelihood for less.  Ultimately, I hope God uses this incident to draw Mrs Jacobson to Himself.

 

Dana Jacobson at the Mike & Mike Roast.  (Instant Embarrassment–just add vodka.)

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‘Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.’  ~ H. L. Mencken

 

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A Coast Guardsman takes a brave stand against a vaccine derived from killing babies.

 

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Ron Paul was THE ONLY candidate at March for Life.

 

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It may be gross–but you have got to love their entrepreneurial spirit!

 

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A new report confirms what Christians in India already feared: 2007 was the worst year since their nation’s independence in 1947 for attacks on Christians.’

 

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Pat Robertson is beginning to sound increasingly like Joel Osteen.  I really used to respect him but I am very disappointed in the direction he has taken his ministry in recent years.

 

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To-day’s 1980’s Moment is brought to you by

Slowhand himself, Eric Clapton:

 

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