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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.



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.

Cholesterol on Canvas

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‘And Joseph stored up grain in great abundance, like the sand of the sea, until he ceased to measure it, for it could not be measured.’  ~ Genesis 41:49

The Dollar is falling.

Do classic works of art betray the subjects’ and artists’ health maladies?

Peter Schiff explains why college tuition is so expensive.  (And why it shouldn’t be.)

(Yet another) homage to the beard.

How one man gained an education without losing his shirt.

While adhering to Biblical principles.

Robert L. Dabney on the nature of Christian unity.

The U.S. Government’s plan to provoke war with Cuba—it included hijacking and downing civilian airplanes.

But Time finally fells man who survived atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

NASA footage seems to demonstrate that, at the very least, some of the Moon Shot was staged.

Gerald Celente predicts the trends for 2010.

Is actually the garden of the past.

The best free documentary films online.

CHEAP AT $1,100
Gold, that is.

The war against Christianity continues.

Weather conditions and government policy conspire to leave millions hungry.

Politics make for strange bedfellows indeed.

It will soon join the others down the Memory Hole.

The secret Yale society auctions its macabre memorabilia.

A Goldman Opportunity

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‘And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment…’ ~ Hebrews 9:27


  • ‘America’s media repeatedly claimed that Afghan women would be better off under the U.S.-supported Northern Alliance puppet government headed by Karzai than under the Taliban. But when I went to Afghanistan and asked women what they thought, they had a different story. The defeat of the Taliban brought about the collapse of law and order, making life even more dangerous, especially for women. “Under the Taliban,” a woman told me, “I watched rapists being executed. Now I see them in the government.”’ 




  • What happens when you give a 13 year-old a Sony Walkman and take away his ipod?  ‘Did my dad … really ever think this was a credible piece of technology?’ 




  • ‘It is well known that William F. Buckley spent some time in the CIA before he went on to start National Review.’ 




  • ‘What Heaven And Earth sets out to do is restore a sense of scientific perspective to a debate which has been hijacked by ‘politicians, environmental activists and opportunists’. It points out, for example, that polar ice has been present on earth for less than 20 per cent of geological time; that extinctions of life are normal; that climate changes are cyclical and random; that the CO2 in the atmosphere – to which human activity contributes the tiniest fraction – is only 0.001 per cent of the total CO2 held in the oceans, surface rocks, air, soils and life; that CO2 is not a pollutant but a plant food; that the earth’s warmer periods – such as when the Romans grew grapes and citrus trees as far north as Hadrian’s Wall – were times of wealth and plenty.’ 













  • ‘As consumers cut back, businesses are scrambling. 14 brands you know — from an NHL hockey team to Obama’s suit maker — that are hitting the skids’.’ 






  • ‘[Rick] Warren said Muslims and Christians should be partners in working to end what he calls “the five global giants” of war, poverty, corruption, disease, and illiteracy.’  No mention of the Gospel here.  What exactly is the ‘purpose’ that drives Rick Warren’s life?  






“[T]he British Constitution is more like a republic than an empire. They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men. . . . An empire is a despotism, and an emperor is a despot, bound by no law or limitation but his own will; it is a stretch of tyranny beyond absolute monarchy. For, although the will of an absolute monarch is law, yet his edicts must be registered by parliaments. Even this formality is not necessary in an empire.” ~ John Adams, Novanglus Papers, 1775.





  • ‘In her opening address to the church’s General Conference in California, Jefferts Schori called that “the great Western heresy: that we can be saved as individuals, that any of us alone can be in right relationship with God.”’ 




Written by ninepoundhammer

July 14, 2009 at 8:02 pm

Perhaps It Is Just A River In Egypt

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‘If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come!’  ~ I Corinthians 16:22

It seems strange to me that the Catholic Church, in bowing to public pressure, is considering re-excommunicating a bishop who disputes certain aspects of the Jewish Holocaust (he does not deny that it occured , as is often asserted) yet, they have no intention of doing the same for those within its jurisdiction who promote abortion on demand (a Holocaust of even greater proportions). 

And, for that matter, I find myself amazed that Christians of all stripes, for all of our righteous indignation regarding Holocaust denial,  show nowhere near the same amount of concern over those who deny the Resurrection of Jesus Christ!  Why the disparity?

Written by ninepoundhammer

February 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm


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‘Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel.’ ~ Proverbs 20:17



Funny search terms used to find my blog:


         mrs jacobson as a horse  [And the Oscar goes to …]

         ford 302 water diagram [HO2 … No, that’s not right …]

         ahmadinijad hairy chest  [No comment.]




  • ‘Government should stick to punishing fraud and enforcing contracts. When they use the tax code, bureaucratic departments and their manipulative rules and regulations to dictate social and economic behavior, we end up with distortions and malinvestments. Bailing out banks, continuing failed Fed policies and strapping the taxpayer with toxic debt will worsen the pain, and punish the innocent.’  ~ Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)




  • A new competition is providing another opportunity for churches to encourage Scripture memorization among their children. The Bible Bee, a Bible memory competition for children and youth from 7 to 18, adds a new twist to the traditional Bible Drills that Southern Baptists have used for decades. … Local Bible Bees will be conducted throughout the country Sept. 12, and 100 finalists from each of three age categories will advance to the National Bible Bee in Washington, D.C., Nov. 5-6. The Bible Bee Competition will distribute more than $260,000 in prize money with $100,000 being awarded to the first-place winner of the top age category.’  [I call John 11:35!!!  – ed.]







  • ‘When tyrants rule, jesters often boldly tell truths that falter on the lips of fear-plagued philosophers. Perhaps this explains why, amid the consolidation of a totalitarian Homeland Security State, it fell to Kevin James, gifted comic actor, mixed martial arts fan, and cinematic role model for economy-sized American men, to put into play the notion that we would be better off doing away with government police forces outright, and entrusting security to private citizens and entrepreneurs.’  [We recently saw ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ and I highly—highly—recommend it.  It is clean, entertaining, and f-u-n-n-y.  – ed.]




  • Whitey Need Not Apply: Have you read Robert Reich’s (Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Labour) blog post?  It’s entitled, ‘The Stimulus: How to Create Jobs Without Them All Going to Skilled Professionals and White Male Construction Workers.’ 





  • Islam expert Robert Spencer at, an organization dedicated to bringing public attention to jihad theology and defending Western society, criticized [Rick] Warren for including a common refrain from Islam’s Quran [in his prayer at the inauguration] – “You are the compassionate and merciful one.”’ 




  • An Afghanistan Escalation Prediction Update:  Thousands of U.S. troops originally destined for Iraq have deployed south of Afghanistan‘s capital in the first illustration of a new military focus on the increasingly difficult fight in the South Asian nation, NATO said Tuesday.’  Much like Nixon, who pledged during his campaign in 1968 that u.S. forces would exit Vietnam once he was President only to escalate and continue the war for another 4 years, Obama has made Afghanistan his ‘top overseas priority’.  Some Peace Candidate, huh? 




  • It’s stories like this one that make it difficult to NOT believe in Providence. 




This is, quite possibly, the creepiest thing I have ever seen:




  • ‘American Jewish Professor Norman Finkelstein has heavily criticized Israel over its operation in Gaza. A son of Holocaust survivors, Finkelstein has been barred from Israel for 10 years and was denied tenure at DePaul University in Chicago because of his critical stance on Israeli policies. According to Finkelstein, Israel, a state built on the ashes of the Holocaust, is now committing a holocaust against Palestinians in Gaza.’ 




To-day’s 1980’s Moment: Steve Earle


Written by ninepoundhammer

February 3, 2009 at 6:53 pm

I Warrened You, Didn’t I?

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‘Let heavier work be laid on the men that they may labor at it and pay no regard to lying words.’  ~ Exodus 5:9

Don’t you just  hate it when I am right?:

Rick Warren is applauding Barack Obama’s decision to invite homosexual Episcopal bishop V. Gene Robinson to pray at an inauguration event next week in Washington, DC. 

Christianity Today quotes a statement from Warren, who says “President-elect Obama has again demonstrated his genuine commitment to bringing all Americans of goodwill together in search of common ground. I applaud his desire to be the president of every citizen.” Warren’s comment came in the wake of a controversy over Obama’s decision to invite Warren to give the invocation prayer at the swearing-in ceremony at next Tuesday’s Presidential Inauguration.

Written by ninepoundhammer

January 16, 2009 at 6:17 pm