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Of Wheat Harvests and Way-Back Machines

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‘And I did so in Jerusalem. I not only locked up many of the saints in prison after receiving authority from the chief priests, but when they were put to death I cast my vote against them.’ ~ Acts 26:10

 

Here are some folks who understand the importance of gold:

  • Property rights were eradicated in the name of the Civil Rights (sic) crusade. Therefore, folks should not be surprised to discover that a woman is being brought up on civil rights violations for requesting a Christian roommate—in her own home.  [Update: The charges were later dropped.]
  • Sadly, I found out the hard way that this phone hasn’t been invented yet.
  • Coconut oil is exceptionally helpful for pregnant women, nursing moms, the elderly, those concerned about digestive health, athletes (even weekend warriors), and those of you who just want to enhance your overall health.’
  • So, you have a rat and you have a land mine.  What to do?
  • The truth is that the US is insolvent and its policymakers will stop at nothing in order to avoid sovereign default. So, it should come as no surprise that at its latest meeting, the Federal Reserve downplayed the risk of inflation, thereby setting the stage for another round of money creation.’
  • In the waters off Tybee Island, Georgia, right at the Georgia/South Carolina border and not far from Savannah, buried in about 10 feet of silt is a hydrogen bomb. It’s been there for more than 50 years. . . The sad lesson is that we have less to fear from naked aggression than we do from incompetence and bad engineering.’
  • It wasn’t the New Deal that made folks fond of FDR—it was his push to repeal the 21st Amendment.

Industry Booms as States Vote Repeal of Prohibition’

  • The national security police state has been advancing for years but now that the true takeover of American society is in full swing, Americans are finally beginning to understand that everything supposedly aimed at terrorists is in fact directed towards them.’
  • Rising food prices and shortages could cause instability in many countries as the cost of staple foods and vegetables reached their highest levels in two years, with scientists predicting further widespread droughts and floods.’
  • The economic whizzing contests regarding currency devaluations currently underway (actually, they’ve been underway for quite some time) would be a thing of the past if countries simply backed their currencies with gold. That would mean that they would be forced to live within their means.

The economic storm is gathering.

  • A proper understanding of God’s Providence precludes any serious contemplation of ‘What If’ history, of course (Ephesians 1:11); however, it is sometimes an interesting exercise to imagine how one incident might have affected—and saved—millions of lives, had it occurred differently.
  • We’re the people that live. They can’t wipe us out, they can’t lick us. We’ll go on forever, Pa, cos we’re the people.’
  • Decades from now, I fully expect to see an epidemic of deafness due to the amazing volumes at which folks listen to music. Likewise, we may not be surprised to find an alarming rise in the rate of brain cancer due to cell phones.

 

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:

He Should Have Used a Dummy. (Or DID He?)

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‘He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.’  ~ Luke 10:18

 

Franz Reichelt provided a perfect example of why you never—never—test your inventions on yourself first.  Never.  (And, if you do, don’t let somebody film it.)

  

    

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August 5, 2009 at 10:29 am

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Dollar for Dollar

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 ‘For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.’  ~ II Corinthians 2:12

 

The net effect of the recent surge in household debt is therefore to throw entire populations into financial dependency. The moral implications are clear. Towering debts are incompatible with financial self-reliance and thus they tend to weaken self-reliance also in all other spheres. The debt-ridden individual eventually adopts the habit of turning to others for help, rather than maturing into an economic and moral anchor of his family, and of his wider community. Wishful thinking and submissiveness replace soberness and independent judgement. And what about the many cases in which families can no longer shoulder the debt load? Then the result is either despair or, on the contrary, scorn for all standards of financial sanity.’ ~ Jörg Guido Hülsmann, The Cultural and Spiritual Legacy of Fiat Inflation

 

 

 

  • A book that was stolen from Washington College’s library by a Yankee invader 145 years ago has finally been returned to the university.

 

 

 

  • ‘Bad as they were, however, the Alien and Sedition Acts were only outward symptoms of a more dreaded disease, Hamiltonian Federalism, and its efforts underway since 1791 to Anglicize government in America and transform it from a republic to a monarchy patterned after the corrupt model of England. First there was the Hamiltonian fiscal system, that engine of oppression, with its paper money, debt, and patronage. Next came the threat of a standing army. . .  

 

 

 

President Obama’s toughest press conference to date:

 

 

 

 

The fact that President Obama, a (a-hem) professing Christian, had an image symbolising Jesus’ name obscured during a speech at Georgetown University is not, quite frankly, surprising to anyone who actually judges people by what they do and not merely by what they say. What is disturbing, however, is that Georgetown agreed with his request. I have long lamented that our society—including Christians—has deified the government in general and the presidency in specific. Now, it appears that we are prepared to allow the President to supplant the King of Kings altogether.

If we can’t take a stand against something such as this, what will be the response if and when we are commanded to bow down and worship the President or his image?

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the best garage band songs of all time:  

 

 

 

At least one country has come to the conclusion—if begrudgingly so—that you cannot print yourself into prosperity:

Zimbabwe’s new coalition Government has decided to withdraw the country’s worthless currency from circulation for at least a year and rely exclusively on other hard currencies.’

Hopefully, the Powers That Be in the U.S. will come to a similar realisation. (We are not hopeful, however.)

 

 

 

This 1980’s Moment is brought to you by Keith Richards:

     

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April 24, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Electric Locks and Yardbird

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‘Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up: a servant who becomes king, a fool who is full of food…’  ~ Proverbs 30:21, 22 

 

  • However, eating lots of chicken appears to protect against the [blindness causing] condition – age-related macular degeneration, or AMD – which affects half a million Britons.’ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Why did we not read about that depression [of 1920-21]? Because the much-maligned Warren Harding refused to intervene. He let businesses and banks fail and prices fall. Hence, the fever quickly broke, and we were off into “the Roaring Twenties.”’ 

 

 

 

  • Do you want to understand exactly why the economy is tanking?  Watch this:

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ron Paul discusses why we should NOT be alarmed by the North Korean missile launch. 

 

 

 

  • More than 100,000 Britons have recently downloaded “certificates of de-baptism” from the Internet to renounce their Christian faith.  Michael Evans, 66, branded baptising children as “a form of child abuse” — and said that when he complained to the church where he was christened he was told to contact the European Court of Human Rights. 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ‘If Christianity does not start telling the truth about the fact that many Christian traditions never had anything to do with Jesus, the antichrists will continue to claim a substantial victory.’ 

 

 

 

    

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April 6, 2009 at 7:59 pm

I Know You!

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‘And Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize him.’  ~ Genesis 42:8

Ever since I met Ben Hailey I have been haunted by the feeling that he reminded me of someone.  (In fact, it has been silently driving me crazy!)  Serendipitously (in the Presbyterian sense of the word), I realised who it was as I was watching ‘The Little Rascals’ with Gracie Mae this evening:

[Update: After having been taken to the woodshed by Mrs. Hailey, allow me to clarify–I am NOT calling Ben ‘porky.’  The resemblance in the face is what I am referring to.  In fact, Porky wasn’t even porky–he was a normal-sized kid.  No offence intended, Ben!!]

Ben Hailey:

 

And Eugene ‘Porky’ Lee:

 

I love you, Ben–please don’t destroy me next time I see you!!!!!

                                        

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March 31, 2009 at 6:51 pm

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My Wife Likes to Embarrass Me

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‘To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children.’  ~ Genesis 3:16a

So, she submitted my photo to KBTX for the ‘Applause’ section in which they wish happy birthdays to local folks.  Well, not only was I featured in my 2.3 seconds of fame–but I won the drawing for the Chic-Fil-A party tray!  (Now Alexis Findley have something in common.)

You can actually see the (ahem) ‘excitement’ on the KBTX website here.

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March 4, 2009 at 9:33 am

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