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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.
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Peek Earl

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‘You shall dwell with us, and the land shall be open to you. Dwell and trade in it, and get property in it.’  ~ Genesis 34:10

 

  • Apparently, these folks have never read Isaiah 53.  (Oh, the wisdom of men…)  A METRE-HIGH tablet with 87 lines of Hebrew that scholars believe dates from the decades just before the birth of Jesus is causing a stir in biblical and archaeological circles because it may speak of a messiah who will rise from the dead after three days.  If such a messianic description really is there, it will contribute to a developing re-evaluation of both popular and scholarly views of Jesus, because it suggests the story of his death and resurrection was not unique but part of a recognised Jewish tradition at the time.’  (Really?!!  Next you’re going to tell me that the New Testament isn’t the first time Jesus was spoken about!)

 

  • In the Land of the Free Report: Save your home from being destroyed by fire—and go to jail. 

 

  • Ron Paul has been beating this drum for years but folks just didn’t want to hear it.  Now, they act as if it is newly discovered information: ‘The almighty U.S. dollar is mighty no more. It has been declining steadily for six years against other major currencies, undercutting its role as the leading international banking currency. The long slide is fanning inflation in the U.S. and playing a major role in the run-up of oil and gasoline prices everywhere.’ 

 

  • ‘In fact, not too long ago one family actually decided to flee Germany to Iran to home school their children, if you can believe a family fleeing Germany to Iran for freedom.’ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The War kills at home, too: ‘His internal terror got so bad that, in 2005, he shot up his El Paso, Texas, apartment and held police at bay for three hours with a 9-mm handgun, believing Iraqis were trying to get in.  Last month, on June 28, police in Pinehurst, N.C., who responded to Dwyer’s home, said the 31-year-old collapsed and died after abusing a computer cleaner aerosol. Dwyer had moved to North Carolina after living in Texas.’ 

 

 

  • ‘Put another way, if [Federal Reserve Chairman] Ben Bernanke thinks he has a problem now with crashing home prices, wait and see how scared he gets when commercial real estate blows apart. How likely is this? My colleagues and I think it’s pretty much a done deal. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.’  ~ Addison Wiggin

 

 

 

  • I discovered this great time saver from another blog: When is Good? 

 

 

 

  • ‘It turns out that much of what we think we know about one of the most studied episodes in modern history is either inaccurate or incomplete. Even more alarming, much of what Kennedy thought he knew about Soviet actions and motivations rested on flawed intelligence reports.’