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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.

Capital, My Good Sir! Capital!

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‘A full and fair weight you shall have, a full and fair measure you shall have, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.’  ~ Deuteronomy 25:15



  • A [Yuba Community College] campus police officer came over and told him that if he continued to [preach the Gospel on campus] without a permit that he would be possibly expelled or arrested, and so Ryan stopped immediately.’




  • Max Mitchell insists that he was divinely inspired to write a ‘new’ version of the Bible, which he is naming after Princess Diana. He asserts that ‘Jesus was gay. In Biblical times homosexual relationships were so commonplace that no one gave it a second thought. It was heterosexuality that was considered sinful.’  This sort of thing should not surprise us when Christians have been satisfied to simply ‘have a place at the table’ rather than assert Christ as King.




  • Dr. Paul – he’s a physician – never had a chance, of course. He is too peculiar in his opinions and doesn’t know how to spin like a TV slick. What he had was ideas, integrity and authenticity. On the most critical challenges facing America, Dr. Paul was more right than the well-funded GOP regulars who bigfooted the campaign trail.’







  • I had a conversation recently with some friends and the question arose regarding whether Capitalism should—or even could—be tempered by Christian ethics. I believe firmly that unfettered Capitalism is anti-Christian, that justice and morality must be tied to our economic activity or else is quickly becomes immoral. Making money is surely acceptable; making a great deal of money is also permissible—but not when it is done at the expense of others. R. J. Rushdoony discussed economic justice in his ‘Systematic Theology’:


A man, when free from the corruption of modern humanism, will work in terms of God’s calling, and, under God, for his family, for the personal realization of his abilities, and more. These are essentially non-economic motives. Economies self-destruct when their motivating forces become essentially economic.’ 







  • I have often wondered what would happen if u.S. troops were ordered to fire on their own people. We may soon find out.




  • Thanks in no small measure to the energy that Ron Paul’s candidacy unleashed, more people than ever are eager to cut through the propaganda and uncover the truth. But where to start? And how can you get the most out of the time you have to devote to reading and study?’




  • The current CVC [Capitol Visitors Centre] displays are left-leaning and in some cases distort our true history. Exhibits portray the federal government as the fulfillment of human ambition and the answer to all of society’s problems. This is a clear departure from acknowledging that Americans’ rights “are endowed by their Creator” and stem from “a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence.”’  [Are we really surprised by this? –ed.]




  • For those who still think They Hate Us for Our Freedom©, consider these words from a former u.S. interrogator in Iraq: ‘It’s no exaggeration to say that at least half of our losses and casualties in that country have come at the hands of foreigners who joined the fray because of our program of detainee abuse.’




I have no doubt that one day (many?) years from now, my face wrinkled with age and my beard grey from a life lived well, that I’ll look back on Westminster Presbyterian Church–the church in which I sat with my wife, where my children were baptised and (Lord willing) called to a saving faith, and where my family and friends will one day weep over my body–with nostalgia and affection for those with whom I worshiped the true, living God as the decades rolled.  Such thoughts make the following song so poignant: ‘The Old Country Church’ by the Oak Ridge Boys.




Britches Full of Hay

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‘Even a child makes himself known by his acts, by whether his conduct is pure and upright.’  ~ Proverbs 20:11


[Mea Culpa: Jon, I realise this is a long post but I just can’t help myself!]


Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you: The English Shin Kicking Championships




  • If my chickens will only lay eggs like this, I could retire in no time flat!




  • The Royal Bank of Scotland has advised clients to brace for a full-fledged crash in global stock and credit markets over the next three months as inflation paralyses the major central banks.’




  • Did you hear the one about the man who goes to buy a car in Moscow, pays for it, and is told by the salesman that he can collect it on a particular date in 10 years’ time. The buyer thinks for a moment and then asks: ‘Morning or afternoon?’ The salesman, astonished by the question, asks: ‘What difference does it make?’ And the buyer answers: ‘Well, the plumber is coming in the morning.’




  • A ‘RAND Corp. study, “Invisible Wounds of War — Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery,” justifies a tenfold jump in the U.S. casualty count versus the figure of 33,000 American dead and wounded used by the Pentagon.’










  • They say that the Internet was invented (or at least, conceived) in 1934. Yet, Al Gore was not born until 1948. I’m confused.




  • Will the Church stand in the breach and yell ‘HALT!’? Or, as in the past, will she allow the State to dictate how we shall practise our faith?  Sooner or later we will all be faced with a choice. We will be forced to stand and be counted.







  • It’s pretty rapidly running out of gas and it just seems like every day more and more people are coming out with the fact that [global warming is] pretty much a hoax. And these are Ph.D climatologists that are pretty much saying what I said all along.’




  • I remember my daddy trying the cloth diaper route years ago. (OK, I actually remember my daddy telling me about it.) It has its benefits but drawbacks are part of the deal, too. However, if you are so inclined, here is how to make your own.







  • Iranian scientists claim breakthroughs in nanotechnology, biological researchers are pushing the boundaries of stem cell research and the country’s car industry produces more cars than anywhere else in the region.’




  • Good news for those who love war and can’t get enough of it—the GWOT© is coming to Pakistan!











Beirut: The Best Dang Baseball Player Who Ever Lived!

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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


What would you do if it was your spouse or your children who had lied to you 935 times?


 Who says a proper eschatology is not important?:

My wife and I have gone from not having two pennies to rub together to making about $90,000 in the last few years. The problem is that I can’t get her interested in saving money. What’s worse, her father is the preacher at our church, and he has convinced her that he knows the Lord is coming back in our lifetime. Thinking this, she says there’s no reason to save because it will all be gone anyway. What can I do?’





The mainstream media did not sound an alarm on this ongoing international crisis. This week, Great Britain’s fifth largest bank went bust. Northern Rock was nationalized on Sunday, February 17. What brought it down? America’s subprime loans.’





Ben Okadigbo [Texas A&M Class of] ’85 works an 8-to-5 job as an engineer at the Texas Department of Transportation in Beaumont. He may appear to be an average working man, supporting his wife and four children. But in January, Okadigbo also became the caretaker for 5,000 Nigerian citizens.’





It would be easy to blame the current situation in the Middle East on George W. Bush, or easier yet, Dick Cheney. But to do that would be to ignore our foreign policy over the past 80 years in that region.’





Did you know: The reason it is called ‘Pizza Hut’ is because the inventors could not fit the words ‘Pizza House’ on their sign?




Current events do not happen in a vacuum; history must be our guide to to-day.  To understand Iran’s hostility towards the U.S., it helps to understand things such as Operation Ajax.



Do you ever wonder why your water bill is so high?




DID YOU KNOW?: While serving as a decoder of Soviet Morse Code transmissions in the U. S. Air Force in 1951, Johnny Cash was the first American to learn that Josef Stalin had died.





It was recently reported that China will soon open the largest Bible production plant in the world on the outskirts of the city of Nanjing. The plant will be operated by government-sanctioned Amity Press and reportedly will print one-million Bibles each month.’



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