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Two Arminians Walk Into a Bar…

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‘Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.’  ~ Proverbs 21:9

  • In the Land of the Free, however, you can have cops point guns at you for selling milk. Milk!
  • [U]ntil the debt is wrung out of the system, either through default or raging inflation – there’s no chance of it actually being paid in anything remotely resembling current dollars – the equivalent of an economic Black Death is going to plague the land.’
  • Many of the foods we eat are genetically modified to resist pesticides. The crops absorb the poison—and we eat it.
  • People’s willingness to hold money can change suddenly for a “psychological and spontaneous reason”, causing a spike in the velocity of money [i.e., hyperinflation]. It can occur at lightning speed, over a few weeks. The shift invariably catches economists by surprise. They wait too long to drain the excess money.’
  • Dying of Money’ available for download free of charge here. [UPDATE: Due to a surge in interest, the book is no longer free of charge.  However, a new copy may be obtained here for $34.95.]
  • Jules Dervaes explains why sustainable, local agriculture is vital to our freedom—and survival:

  • The plain truth is that [Abraham] Lincoln was deeply reviled by many who knew him personally, and by hundreds of thousands who only knew of him.’

It’s the $40 oil that is disappearing. There’s still plenty of $200
oil.’ ~ Rick Rule

  • It is now apparent also that the president himself, even before the attack, had intended to order the U.S. armed forces to make a pre-emptive strike against the Japanese in the southwest Pacific in order to assist the British in southeast Asia. But the Japanese “jumped the gun” on him by bombing Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.’
  • Soccer players have lost altogether whatever remained of sportsmanship:

  • We demand that the states of the union shall be preserved in all their vigor and power. They constitute a bulwark against the centralizing and destructive tendencies of the republican party.’ ~ 1924 Democratic Party Platform
  • I forgive you, honey. Now, why don’t you just…go to sleep?
  • China is considering ending its policy of pegging their currency to the Dollar.
  • [O]ur ruling class’s standard approach to any and all matters, its solution to any and all problems, is to increase the power of the government – meaning of those who run it, meaning themselves, to profit those who pay with political support for privileged jobs, contracts, etc.’
  • Lunacy in our government is not new—Hamilton exhibited extraordinary amounts of ridiculousness:

  • Many books have been written on the Calvinism/Arminianism debate. I do not know of any work that presents the debate and the outworking of the different tenets better than this series does. The script tellingly and incisively sets forth the errors of Arminianism, yet it does so compassionately.’
  • In the name of Christian charity, we are being asked nowadays to subsidize evil.’
  • Police State America: Talk About Jesus and Go to Jail.
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When Donkeys Fly

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‘When David’s time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying,  “I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man.’  1 Kings 2:1, 2

  • One of the many ways to reduce our dependence on a food network that is tenuous at best is to raise a self-sustaining flock of chickens. ‘Sally’ has been perfecting this practise for 40 years.
  • I’ll take ‘The Best Way to Have Your Parental Rights Revoked’ for $200, Alex.
  • If the Republicans actually want to defeat Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court they could have done so. (But did they actually want to?)
  • What kind of a world do we live in when 120 Santa Clauses can’t agree on anything?
  • Even if the economy creates jobs from now on at a pace equal to the fastest four years of the early 2000s expansion, we will not return to the December 2007 level of employment until March 2014.’
  • ‘So when average and lower class men find themselves less and less able  to provide for even themselves, and end up relying on wives and  matriarchs who treat them like bad little children — yes, you are going  to start hearing rumblings that sound like trouble.’
  • Those silly Tea Party folks—they actually think we’re all playing by the same rules. The speed at which they genuflect to the Politically-Correct is but one example of why the movement is more than likely doomed to failure.
  • We already know that we need to eat plenty of leafy greens to stay healthy, but who knew that a salad spinner itself could help save lives?’
  • Ron Paul discusses the unconstitutional money [sic] creation of the U.S. Government:


  • ‘If one believes that government spending can create economic growth, then the answer should be simple: let’s have a huge pretend war that rivals the Second World War in size.  However, this time, let’s not kill anyone.’
  • One of the things you do not feed a baby—chili:
  • Lower-class whites prove to be all-around losers” at the elite schools. They are rarely accepted. Lower-class Hispanics and blacks are eight to 10 times more likely to get in with the same scores.’
  • They ought to fire the jackass who came up with this idea:

  • How a young man ultimately traded a 10 year-old cell phone for a Porsche.
  • Where else would a pregnant woman want to lay back and relax comfortably but in the crook of a tree?!

‘[T]he cult of [Martin Luther] King is intertwined with a political purpose, from which it cannot be dislodged. It is a replacement theology for a now mostly moribund Christianity, which incorporates certain older religious  themes but places them in a multicultural context. King is the  suffering Redeemer, whose birthday comes a few weeks after the  traditional date for celebrating the Christian Redeemer; and his death  was expiatory, like that of Christ, although, unlike Christ’s kingdom,  that of the black socialist savior is situated in this world. King’s mission began the process of cleansing white America of its original sin of racism. But this redemption did not work all at once when he died.  Further sacrifice is demanded of the sinner in the form of the demands that the fallen Redeemer laid upon us, that is, more socialism, more set-asides, more rites of atonement, etc. To try to change this powerful symbolism by reconstructing King into something he clearly was not, perhaps a precursor of Glenn Beck or David Horowitz, is a fool’s errand.  King was exactly what he was. That he has become the replacement Deity in a post-Christian public theology may strike some of us as laughable.  But that elevation is connected to what he said and did.’

  • The Asian Carp could ultimately cost thousands of folks in the Great Lakes area their livelihoods.
  • You can’t rush an important decision:

I’m Not Really Angry–It Just Seems That Way

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‘But I will defend my house against marauding forces. Never again will an oppressor overrun my people, for now I am keeping watch.’  ~ Zechariah 9:8

  • Remember when we bombed Kosovo to thwart the ‘genocide’ of Mohammadans by those evil Serbians? Well, surprise, it never happened.
  • More with Peter Schiff on the economy and the falling Dollar:

  • ‘[Federal Reserve Chairman Ben] Bernanke faces the same dilemma, and like Herr Havenstein, he thinks he can save the economy by creating more currency.  Instead, the outcome will be hyperinflation, which not only destroys the currency but also the very economy he set out to save. ‘
  • Second Commandment Watch: Why do they always assert it is an image of Jesus? Having never seen Him face-to-face, how would they know?
  • Dr Tom Woods talks about the growing sentiment in favour of nullification:

The Crusades were not unprovoked. They were not the first round of European colonialism. They were not conducted for land, loot, or converts. The Crusaders were not barbarians who victimized the cultivated Muslims. They sincerely believed that they served in God’s battalions.’

Remember all that ‘freedom’ everybody was singing about a couple of weeks ago? ‘New federal regulations issued this week stipulate that the electronic health records–that all Americans are supposed to have by 2014 under the terms of the stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed last year–must record not only the traditional measures of height and weight, but also the Body Mass Index: a measure of obesity.’

  • They’re still trying to gin up war for Israel with Iran.
  • I know you’re not comfortable with the word “empire,” especially just after the Fourth of July, but you are the Redcoats now.’
  • I know you, little libertine:

Plugging those kinds of gaps means getting creative with new forms of skullduggery. For instance, the State of New York, with its $9 billion budget deficit, is looking at a proposal to borrow $6 billion from its state pension fund in order to make a $6 billion payment due to that same pension fund. Yeah, you read that right.’

  • In a comical move even for a czar-happy president who has rewarded dozens of cronies with distinguished titles, the White House has named the Obamas’ personal Chicago cook as ‘Senior Policy Adviser for Healthy Food Initiatives.’
  • Oh, the Glorous Drug War!! How many people must die before we admit that it is a fool’s errand?
  • It is a competition between ‘entitlement’ spending and military expenditures to determine which will bankrupt us first.

Why MCA?

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‘Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.’ ~ Titus 2:3-5

  • People jumped out of the Euro and into the Dollar. That’s like leaving the Titanic to take a ride on Lusitania. They’re both going down. There’s a global financial crisis going on,” said Gerald Celente of the Trends Research Institute.
  • If the Court Economists and Talking Heads are correct we could repair the economy simply by building pyramids.

‘Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.’ ~ G. K. Chesterton

  • When hyperinflation hits—and it will—folks will be amazed at how fast store shelves will empty.  You need to prepare yourself and your family.
  • ‘Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value – zero.’ ~ Voltaire
  • Good news!  Not only do airport scanners expose your naked body (and that of your wife and children)–but they may also give you cancer!

  • How the Television and Sports stole your children’s futures.

It Rhymes With ‘Tullification’

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‘Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from that noisy crowd of evildoers.’  ~ Psalm 64:2

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear – kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor – with the cry of grave national emergency. Always, there as been some terrible evil at home, or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.’ ~ General Douglas MacArthur

  • Is 2010 the year that it all comes crashing down?, or ‘I Heart Gerald Celente’.
  • The concept of nullification has a long and wonderful tradition in our body politic.
  • ‘The more a sound knowledge of law and economics decline in a society, the more radical will the decay of that society be.’
  • The ‘wars’ in Afghanistan and Iraq are bleeding us dry–literally and economically.

  • Time heals all wounds, right?  (It worked for Lincoln, why not Stalin?)

  • What do your savings account and the unicorn have in common?  Neither of them actually exist!  (The deception and fraud of fractional reserve banking.)
  • I will agree that many (most?) conspiracy theories have little basis in fact and that believing all of them betrays a sense of hyper-cynicism.  However, wouldn’t you agree that believing that NONE of them have any truth to them displays a dangerous naiveté–especially considering what we now know about the Kennedy assassinations and the Gulf of Tonkin (Non) Incident?  Here are 33 that appear to have at least some truth to them.
  • AuH2O!  His message is just as timely now as it was then.
  • How many acres does it take to grow 3,000+ pounds of food?  This family does it on 1/5th of an acre just outside of Pasadena, California!
  • Peter Schiff breaks down the latest numbers on the economy: