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‘They hatch adders’ eggs; they weave the spider’s web; he who eats their eggs dies, and from one that is crushed a viper is hatched.’  ~ Isaiah 59:5

  • Free-ranging chickens produce better, more wholesome eggs.  Here’s why.
  • Here is a lucid explanation of current economic mess we are in—and the coming (soon) collapse.  Things will never be the same and the sooner we accept that fact the better we can prepare for it.
  • ‘Many Austrian economists, including Ludwig von Mises, have been staunch advocates of “sound money,” stressing the importance of linking paper currencies to the precious metals or, better yet, returning the production of money to the free market where it belongs.’
  • The former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, is calling for the legalisation of narcotics in an effort to curb violence—and I could not agree more.
  • Google street view gets hit again—Is that a dead body lying in the street?
  • Although one wants to avoid asceticism, there is a great deal to be admired about living a simple life.
  • ‘In an echo of the debates over the discredited intelligence that helped make the case for the war in Iraq, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday released more than 1,100 pages of previously classified Vietnam-era transcripts that show senators of the time sharply questioning whether they had been deceived by the White House and the Pentagon over the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident.’
  • ‘Marc Faber, the Swiss fund manager and Gloom Boom & Doom editor, said the US Federal Reserve will create a “final crisis” by continuing to print money because it is underestimating the strength of the economy which shows no signs of strengthening but signs of weakening everywhere in the world.’

‘If life seems awful to kids, it’s neither because hormones are turning you all into monsters (as your parents believe), nor because life actually is awful (as you believe). It’s because the adults, who no longer have any economic use for you, have abandoned you to spend years cooped up together with nothing real to do. Any society of that type is awful to live in. You don’t have to look any further to explain why teenage kids are unhappy.’  ~ Paul Graham, ‘Why Nerds Are Unpopular’

  • ‘Be prepared, if you have a sugar bowl home go fill it up because it’s going to be more expensive.’  ~ Investment guru Jim Rogers
  • ‘When will Americans come to see that the never-ending terrorist crisis, along with the concomitant loss of our civil liberties, is rooted in U.S. statism, imperialism, and interventionism rather than in religion?’
  • ‘Sovereign default, however, is not the only strategy available to the US regarding its unpayable debt. The US could alternatively pay down its massive obligations by debasing its currency, a strategy wherein the US would pay its creditors with increasingly worthless US dollars – to the US, a far more convenient solution.’
  • ‘Declaring himself the ‘most pessimistic of forecasters, nobody is more pessimistic than me’ Dr Faber outlined a scenario in which the dollar has to be replaced by another unit after a future inflation, and holders of cash and bonds lose virtually everything in the process.’
  • Once again, living in a free society means that folks should have the freedom to sell—or not sell—their home to anyone for any reason.
  • ‘US credit risk is huge and America has two options, either default or let the currency depreciate substantially against currencies such as the yuan and the rouble.’  (Are you prepared for what’s coming?)

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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.

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.

Franc-ly My Dear…

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‘As they emptied their sacks, behold, every man’s bundle of money was in his sack.  And when they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were afraid.’ ~ Genesis 42:35

  • ‘The dollar fell below parity with the Swiss franc for the first time on Friday as fears about more credit turmoil and a U.S. recession sparked broad selling of the U.S. currency. The dollar fell to an all-time low of 0.9987 Swiss francs, according to electronic trading platform EBS. It last traded at 1.0026 francs.’

So, tell me more about this ‘Money.’

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March 15, 2008 at 7:05 am

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(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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