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 ‘So they shook the dust from their feet in protest against them and went to Iconium.’  ~ Act 13:51




  • Here is a fascinating exposition on ‘What We Can Learn From Spaghetti Sauce.’







  • Sgt. Chris Walker, a police officer in Petersburg, Va., grew up without ever meeting his biological father – until he suddenly discovered his own co-worker fit the description.’







  • What is life going to be like when we stop using dollars? Will we revert to bartering? Will we adopt euros or yen? Will we hoard gold? Or will we just roll wheelbarrows full of American currency to exchange for something more valuable — like toilet paper?’




  • Israeli archaeologists yesterday announced the discovery of a large building dating to the time of the First and Second Temples associated with Hezekiah, the King of Judah.’




The way you become wealthy is by producing more than you consume, not consuming more than you produce.’ ~ Doug Casey, The Daily Reckoning






Probably no event is more commonly cited as a Keynesian spending success story than World War II. Variants of this thesis can be found among across the political spectrum. On the right, neocon Conrad Black argues that World War II “had restored prosperity after the free market had failed.” On the left, Paul Krugman similarly writes: “There’s nothing magic about spending on tanks and bombs rather than roads and bridges. The reason World War II worked more effectively than the WPA [in terms of promoting economic growth] as that it was *bigger.*”




  • A Southern California counselor with nearly two decades of experience with foster children is challenging a decision that she be punished after four teens she took on an approved day-long outing encountered a beach festival – and heard Christian music.’




  • It is said that an ounce of gold bought 350 loaves of bread in the time of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, who died in 562 BC which is roughly what it buys today, a stretch of 2,500 years, while the dollar, on the other hand, has lost 97% of its buying power since 1913, less than 100 years ago, when the detestable Federal Reserve was given its diabolical unholy control of the nation’s banks and money by a corrupt Congress and allowed by a corrupt Supreme Court.’



Written by ninepoundhammer

February 24, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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