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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.



Au 101

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‘The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.’  ~ Proverbs 21:5


If you are actually interested in how we reached our current economic condition–primarily the death sprial of the u.S. Dollar–watch this Youtube video of Ron Paul at the recent End the Federal Reserve rally in Houston.  The level of his economic and historical acumen in breathtaking–and extremely informative.  He explains succinctly how we got here and, perhaps more importantly, where we are going and how to protect yourself and your family.  (Make certain to watch all four parts.)

Written by ninepoundhammer

November 26, 2008 at 10:11 am

It Could Be A Drunk With a Traffic Cone

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‘But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.’   ~ Isaiah 53:5

Folks use some very funny search engine terms used to get to my blog.  Here are a few of the stranger ones:

  • ‘poopy babes’ (I am praying that is just a misspelling.)

  • katutura tour (?)

  • parachute heather ferguson  (Is this an adjective or a command?)

  • ron paul farmers  (Sound like my kind of guys!)

  • does hippo’s have a tail?  (Yes–and probably better grammar.)

  • it is better to live in the desert  (Probably a bedouin propagandist.)




  • I was telling Marian, Hannah, Ashlee, and Jamison about my idea for a reality show that would examine the plague of laziness in our culture.  I would call it, American Idle.

  • They say that knowledge is power. I used to think so, but now I know that they mean Money. ~ Lord Byron







  • Stories such as the following will become increasingly common I am afraid as an inevitable result of the perversion of the definition of marriage. After all, if society insists that ‘love’ and consent are all that is required to constitute a legitimate marriage, where will it end?


At first sight they look like an ordinary couple, strolling through the park with their child and their dog. But when the two adults hug each other their physical similarities are unmistakable. They have the same pronounced nose, the same blue-green eyes, and the same thin lips. Patrick S. and Susan K. are brother and sister. They are an incestuous couple.’






  • A town in South America is living in fear after several sightings of a ‘creepy gnome’ that locals claim stalks the streets at night.’ I really don’t see the big deal here. Folks in Ireland have been dealing with this sort of thing for centuries.

Quebe Sisters – Goodbye to the Red River Valley


Q: ‘I’d like to follow up on their refusal to talk about the dollar, if I could. I mean, we’re in a kind of a bad situation here, when OPEC says the reason for $105 or $106 a barrel of oil is the falling value of the dollar — and you won’t address that issue. Where do we go to find out who is right?’

Dana Perino, White House Press Secretary: ‘Wendell, I’m under strict instructions, and have been from the beginning, to not talk about the dollar, and I’m not going to get fired to satisfy your question.’

  • Stryper is the only Christian heavy metal band that I know of to break through into the mainstream.  During my senior year of high school (1989) they were a staple on MTV–back when they actually played music videos.  I’m not sure whether they read the entire Bible, though. 


(Vladimir) Putin on the Ritz

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‘A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.’  ~ Proverbs 18:24

Two of my good friends—Kevin and Jon—took me out for lunch to celebrate my birthday on Tuesday and I really enjoyed it. Once I graduated from college I lost contact with pretty much all of my buddies and I had really been missing having guys to hang around with. That is one of the (many) reasons I love WPC—there is no shortage of godly men with whom to forge great relationships.

I wouldn’t want to understate how important those relationships are between men in the church; we need them for fellowship, discipleship, and accountability. I have been extremely blessed in having gotten to know the men of WPC through worship services, Covenant Kids, Sunday School, softball, and small group (not to mention their great families) and I encourage all the men to seek out and participate in the lives of each other. (Hint: The Men’s Retreat at the end of this month provides a fantastic opportunity!)

We are our brothers’ keeper.


  • Knowing full well that I am breaking with faux-holiday protocol, I would like to entreat all you lurkers out there to drop a comment or two so that I can get an idea of who all is visiting. (Don’t make me have to beg.)




  • As part of my blog subscription, I am able to get statistics regarding the number of daily hits to my blog, the page from which the visitor came to by blog, and search engine terms used to find my blog (among other things). Some of the search terms used make sense (‘metallic’ and/ or ‘pea’) while others leave me completely baffled. To-day, for example, one of the terms used to find my site was ‘parachute heather ferguson’. Hmmmm.


RP [Ron Paul] spoke today before the annual lobby day of the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association here on the Hill. They are the group that wants government to stay out of their business. It was an enormous success. It was standing room only, with Amish organic farmers sharing space with Capitol Hill staffers and local farm advocates. The room was full of local farm products and unpasteurised milk and milk products, delicious farm-made meats and sausages, artisan breads.

As soon as RP walked in, there was a hush across the crowd. He was introduced by the great local farm guru Joel Salatin to an enthusiastic standing ovation that was so ferocious that it surprised RP. He spoke near a large Ron Paul chocolate sculpture that an artisan chocolatier had crafted for the occasion. His speech was interrupted several times by loud applause and when he finished his message of self-reliance and government non-interference, there was another extended standing ovation.

Another Congressman followed him and remarked at how difficult it was to follow Ron Paul. You could tell: half the room cleared out when RP left. What is interesting about the speech of the Member who followed RP is that several times he emphasized that he was ‘just like Ron Paul’ on this or that issue. That would NEVER have happened before this past year’s events. Members would have gone out of their way to say how different they were from him. Now the opposite is true. And most of his applause lines were when he emphasized how like Ron Paul he is. What a great event! With gallons of that demon raw milk that the government doesn’t want you to have!’ (Courtesy of Lew Rockwell)


I figured that all of you Croc people I know would appreciate their cell phone case:

Croc Cell Case




  • The dollar’s plunge continued unabated Thursday, striking record lows after the European Central Bank kept its benchmark rate on hold and the U.S. released another batch of dour economic reports.’


  • John Eibner, who heads a worldwide Christian human rights group, says although the U.S.-led ‘military surge is reducing violence overall in Iraq, the situation for Christians is still tense and dangerous.’



Ashlee and I have been discussing plans for adding on to our house. 

Here is what we like thus far:





  • Meat for us is breakfast, lunch, and dinner,” says Mr. Hukura, the Katutura tour guide. “When I took some South Africans around, they were wondering how people ate that much kapana. But everyone knows themselves. We know what kind of stomachs we have.”


  • From a Ron Paul supporter in Colorado: ‘Here is why my hopes are up…As I sat there, I realized that most of the delegates in that room were Ron Paul supporters. We had pulled off what nobody yet realizes…we had the majority of delegates! I cannot wait for State and Congressional…and the National convention! If this is an indicator, we are in the calm before the storm. When the convention in Minneapolis happens, the world will be stunned. Why? Because we have quietly infiltrated the party and we are taking it over.







  • Shoppers in Zimbabwe no longer need worry about carrying their purchases home: the chances are that their groceries weigh less than the banknotes needed to buy them.’





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