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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.

Be Vewy, Vewy, Qwyit!

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‘May his days be few; may another take his office!’ ~ Psalm 109:8



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  • There were exciting times to be had out at Covenanter Ranch this evening.  Just as my daughter and I were preparing to collect some grass clippings to feed to the chickens, we heard a tremulous racket from the yardbird’s shack.  I knew instinctively that something was afoot, so I had GM stand fast and I high-tailed it through the woods to the coop.  It was then I noticed the catalyst of the commotion: a bobcat.  He wanted in that coop something fierce and, as he paced frantically around the perimeter of the enclosure, the chickens were carrying on like it was Judgement Day.  I yelled at him loud enough to startle him and force him into the brush but, sadly, by the time I got back to the house and fetched my scattergun, he was nowhere to be seen.  Needless to say, the womenfolk won’t be meandering around the back five acres alone for a while.




  • In yet another of his persistent moments of profundity, Ron Paul raises a question that we should have been asking ourselves all along: In light of the 25th Amendment’s prescriptions for the presidential line of succession, shouldn’t we be concerned that the Vice President is chosen by one man?  After all, should something happen to the President, he is next in line.  Gerald Ford, for example, was not elected VP nor President. 




I remember when the incident described by the woman in this video happened–it was heartbreaking.  (I love the last line, in which she gestures to the Congressmen and tells them what the 2nd Amendment really protects us from.  Priceless!)





  • The opening of the center for surrogate mothers in Poland has sparked controversy. The Catholic Church stands strong against the initiative, although many Polish citizens support the opening of the first-ever center in the country. The center has already released the price list for its services and even obtained its first clients, the Noviye Izvestia newspaper reports.’    In other Poland news: The U.S. continues to antagonise the Russians. 




What better place than the Olympics—when the whole world is watching—

to make a Peace Statement?! 









  • Ahh, the Good Ole Days!  ‘With my redneck, white socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer.’ 




  • The stage is not adequately set for the highly publicized Ezekiel 38 and 39 Russian-Iranian nuclear-equipped consortia of nations to invade Israel. Psalm 83 comes first, and then Ezekiel 38 follows on its heels like a Goliath shadow. There are two distinct invasions of Israel, one building upon the other, with both occurring sequentially in the Middle East.’  (Whew!  I’m glad we got THAT straight.  I can stop worrying now.)
















  • ‘[T]here is nothing America can do to defend Georgia except threaten nuclear war. We could send in a small “tripwire” force of a battalion or two – God help us if we do – and dare the Russians to attack it. But if they called the bluff – and I think they would – what then? It is impossible for the United Statesto wage conventional war with Russia in her own backyard. We would have to go nuclear, or back down and accept defeat. It is all too easy to guess which alternative the Bush administration would select.’







  • The more that is revealed about the FBI’s still largely-secret case against Bruce Ivins, the more doubts that are raisedabout whether their accusations are true. A particularly vivid episode illustrating how shoddy the FBI’s case seems to be occurred in the last several days.’ 










Is Milwaukee Still Famous?

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‘[Jesus] said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.’  ~ Luke 22:36


  • As time passes–and more evidence is unearthed–the Lone Gunman theory, which states that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone (if at all) unravels at an increasing pace.  I have been a student of the Kennedy assassination since my high school days and I never bought the Warren Commission’s ludicrous scenario.  I don’t presume to know exactly what did happen in Dallas in 1963 nor who was involved; I just knew the official story was so much malarkey.  Now we discover that Gerald Ford was an FBI mole during the ‘official’ investigation and may have (probably did?) manipulate the Commission to get the desired result. 


  • I am a bit surprised at the outrage many ‘conservatives’ are displaying regarding the report that authorities in Connecticut (the second c is silent!) are violating the Second Amendment rights of their citizens by confiscating their firearms because they feel they might pose a threat to themselves or other at some point in the future. There is no evidence that they are planning violent crimes—only that the authorities feel they may do so at some unknown time in the future! Those voicing opposition (rightly, I may add) to these unconstitutional acts are the very same folks who have vociferously—and viciously—defended the preemptive use of force against Iraq and urge the same course against Iran based on what those countries’ leaders might—might—do in the future. The hypocrisy is so thick you could cut it with a weapon that is not currently subject to being confiscated.







The aggressor is not necessarily the one who fires the first shot but often the one who causes the first shot to be fired.’




I don’t dispute Joel Osteen’s sincerity–I feel that he actually believes the Prosperity Gospel® he promulgates and truly wants to help others find happiness.  However, comments he made in a recent interview were very illustrative of why his message is erroneous–if not perfidious.  Here is the original quote given by Osteen when asked about the ‘value of his product’:

Very rarely will you find a company that produces a widget where everyone is mentally and spiritually into producing a better widget,” Osteen says. “There’s a purpose behind what we’re doing. We believe in our widget. We’re doing more than giving people a good time or a better toothbrush, because it’s hard to put in your heart and soul and sacrifice so much to make a better toothbrush.”


Now, if we replace ‘widget’ with what Osteen is supposedly ‘producing’, the danger is quite apparent:

“Very rarely will you find a company that produces a [Gospel] where everyone is mentally and spiritually into producing a better [Gospel],” Osteen says. “There’s a purpose behind what we’re doing. We believe in our [Gospel]. We’re doing more than giving people a good time or a better toothbrush, because it’s hard to put in your heart and soul and sacrifice so much to make a better [Gospel].”


But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.’ ~ Galatians 1:8




  • A Nebraska State Senator is suing…God. He ‘blames God for causing “calamitous catastrophes resulting in the wide-spread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants including innocent babes, infants, children, the aged and infirm without mercy or distinction.”’ His lawsuit is certainly frivolous and ill-conceived, not to mention blasphemous (see the book of Job), but the centrality of his argument is, quite frankly, biblically correct.







  • In the Land of the Free Report: An Idaho man has been sentenced to federal prison for supposedly polluting a stream—that doesn’t exist.





Ladies and Gentlemen: The Killer…


Good as Gold

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‘[W]hoever gathers money little by little will increase it.’  ~ Proverbs 13:11b


The economy’s slide into recession continues to gain momentum, catching the Powers That Be by surprise, although Ron Paul and others have been sounding the warning of just such an eventuality for years.  The Federal Reserve must bear a large share of the blame due to it’s interference in the market through arbitrary manipulation of the interest rates and reckless and increasing infusions of fiat money which only devalues the dollar and results in inflation.

The Washington government’s solution is to borrow more money from China, Kuwait, and other foreign nations while turning the money printing presses up to 11.  This will have the opposite of the desired effect, being nothing more than hair of the dog that bit us.  The cheques they want to send out to taxpayers will only add to the multi-trillion (trillion with a ‘T’) federal debt and encourage the wanton spending by consumers which also fans the recession.

After all, if printing more money–which is no longer backed by anything of value–is the answer to our economic woes, why can’t we just reduce the tax burden to 0% and print ourselves into prosperity?

 Here is warning number 1,001: Get out of debt and SAVE, SAVE, SAVE.  Regardless of what the misguided Keynesians will tell you, spending does not improve the economy–saving does.

Ron Paul–who has studied economics in excess of 40 years–is the only candidate who appears to understand what is needed to end the recession and ensure long-term fiscal stability: sound money, low taxes, renunciation of empire, and living within our means.

In this video, Dr Paul educates Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on sound economic policy:



‘[President Johnson] took [Federal Reserve Chairman] Martin to his ranch and asked the Secret Service to leave the room. And he physically beat him, he slammed him against the wall, and said, “Martin, my boys are dying in Vietnam, and you won’t print the money I need.”‘


At one time, Republicans could be counted on to protect the Second Amendment.  (I wonder which part of ‘shall not be infringed’ is so difficult to understand?)

Michael Kinsely (most certainly not a conservative) once made a very astute observation.  If liberals interpreted the Second Amendment as they do the First, it would be mandated by law that everyone carry a gun everywhere.


Here is yet another example of a professing Christian with a low view of Scripture. I’m rendered speechless when someone says something as ridiculous as the following: ‘Over the years, though, [Dowd] said, a Passionist priest led him to find a more powerful narrative of God and discover a “God-glorifying, Christ-edifying view of evolution.”‘ Whaaa?





A Scottish pastor has it partly correct in saying, ‘The definition of a Calvinist as being a person who is miserable at the thought that someone somewhere is actually enjoying themselves is sadly all too typical.’ However, methinks he flew too close to the sun in suggesting that the answer for the Scottish Presbyterians is to delve into the Harry Potter books.





I sure am glad the U.S. spent so much in blood and treasure to ‘free’ Kosovo. Now they can enjoy the ‘Muslim [sic] terror campaign that has killed, raped and maimed countless Christians, burned down churches and ethnically cleansed the region in anticipation of statehood.’ This, as Ron Paul has been pointing out in the presidential campaign, is known as ‘blowback,’ or the unintended consequences of U.S. foreign policy.





‘Let me see if I get this right. We need to borrow $10 billion from China, and then we give it to Musharraf, who is a military dictator, who overthrew an elected government. And then we go to war; we lose all these lives promoting democracy in Iraq. I mean, what’s going on here?“’ ~ Ron Paul





To me, I confess, [countries] are pieces on a chessboard upon which is being played out a game for dominion of the world.’ ~ Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, in reference to Afghanistan, 1898




If you are going to promote tourism for your town, please ensure that you have a qualified copy editor proof-reading your materials.  (Notice the young girl in the centre of the photo.)





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January 21, 2008 at 12:31 pm