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It Rhymes With ‘Tullification’

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‘Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from that noisy crowd of evildoers.’  ~ Psalm 64:2

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear – kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor – with the cry of grave national emergency. Always, there as been some terrible evil at home, or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.’ ~ General Douglas MacArthur

  • Is 2010 the year that it all comes crashing down?, or ‘I Heart Gerald Celente’.
  • The concept of nullification has a long and wonderful tradition in our body politic.
  • ‘The more a sound knowledge of law and economics decline in a society, the more radical will the decay of that society be.’
  • The ‘wars’ in Afghanistan and Iraq are bleeding us dry–literally and economically.

  • Time heals all wounds, right?  (It worked for Lincoln, why not Stalin?)

  • What do your savings account and the unicorn have in common?  Neither of them actually exist!  (The deception and fraud of fractional reserve banking.)
  • I will agree that many (most?) conspiracy theories have little basis in fact and that believing all of them betrays a sense of hyper-cynicism.  However, wouldn’t you agree that believing that NONE of them have any truth to them displays a dangerous naiveté–especially considering what we now know about the Kennedy assassinations and the Gulf of Tonkin (Non) Incident?  Here are 33 that appear to have at least some truth to them.
  • AuH2O!  His message is just as timely now as it was then.
  • How many acres does it take to grow 3,000+ pounds of food?  This family does it on 1/5th of an acre just outside of Pasadena, California!
  • Peter Schiff breaks down the latest numbers on the economy:
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It Ain’t Exactly Hell–But It’s Close

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‘How the mighty have fallen,and the weapons of war perished!’  ~ II Samuel 1:27

 

Ashlee and I watched a documentary about Robert S. McNamara to-night (his middle name, fittingly, was Strange) that reenforced my cynical opinion about him and the warmongers he worked for as Secretary of Defense (Kennedy and Johnson) and served as an eye-opening glance into the world of the jaded Powers That Be for her.  I highly recommend ‘The Fog of War‘ if, for no other reason, McNamara describes the maniacle bloodlust that drove our firebombing of innocent women and children in Japan and Germany during World War II that many folks are unfamiliar with (or the many to whom it is just an abstract).  Most disturbing of all was McNamara’s mea culpa (and all before the film reached the point of his involvement in the Vietnam fiasco) regarding Allied actions during the Big One:

[McNamara] was a statistical control officer in the Army Air Forces during World War II, entering the service as a Captain and leaving as a Lieutenant Colonel. He worked beside General Curtis LeMay in planning almost a thousand pre-atomic firebombings of 67 Japanese cities, calculating in advance the number of Japanese civilians who would die. “In a single night,” McNamara remembers, “we burned to death 100,000 civilians — men, women, and children in Tokyo.” He says LeMay once told him, “If we’d lost the war, we’d all have been prosecuted as war criminals.”

 

Written by ninepoundhammer

July 12, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Meine Unterkleidung Ist Wunderbar!!

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‘They shall not make bald patches on their heads, nor shave off the edges of their beards, nor make any cuts on their body.’  ~ Leviticus 21:5

 

Good news!  The old crew chickens appear to be accepting the new chicks I introduced into the coop last week.  The latter have been able to negotiate the coop largely unmolested, though the larger birds tend to become aggressive whenever I enter to feed them.  (The get in such a fowl mood!)  I would love to post pictures (the Ameraucanas are absolutely beautiful) but the wife’s camera is behaving badly.  Stay tuned.

 

“I’ll meet you at the outdoor cafe.  (I’ll be wearing orange.)”  

 

 

  • By way of demonstrating how the biblical translation you employ can have a significant impact on your exegesis: Do you realise that the King James Version mentions unicorns?

 

 

 

  • South Korea currently ranks 12th in the world militarily, whereas North Korea is 18th. South Korea has twice as many men available to the military (24 million to 11 million) and roughly twice as many under arms (657,000 to 382,000). Economically the South ranks 13th in the world with a GDP of $982b (just above Australia), the North ranks 156th with $2b (just above Greenland). North Korea‘s gross national income was valued at $26.7 billion last year, with its per capita gross national income at $1,152, according to the Bank of Korea. By contrast, South Korea‘s $971 billion economy grew 5 percent last year, giving it a per capita income at $20,045.’  (So, remind me, why are we still in South Korea?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • As someone who would have lost my land to this New World Order boondoggle, I am very relieved to know that, in this instance anyway, the Powers That Be heeded the concerns of the little man.

 

 

 

  • Sedacca wrote that current financial-market conditions remind him of “someone standing on a lonely beach, armed with only a small bucket, trying to stop a rare tsunami that hits the shores. It is how I feel about our markets and the tools being utilized by the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank and other regulatory bodies. They are overmatched for what they are facing and, worse yet, they helped create the mess in the first place by being far too easy with money and debt creation.”

 

 

 

  • By [current standards of] morality and logic, Germans at Nuremberg might have asserted a right to kill women and children because that is what the British were doing to [German] women and children.’

 

 

 

 

 

  • Maybe those folks in Taxachusetts aren’t so bad after all. A local school committee recently added Ron Paul’s book, ‘The Revolution: A Manifesto’ to its summer reading list.

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The Pope Has Lost His Wallet!

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‘If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.’  ~ John 15:18

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • More funny search engine terms used to find my blog:
  1.  one two one two one one one one two three  [Is this thing on?]
  2.  how do you know you got worms  [Oh, you’ll know alright.]
  3.  chet dow  [I’m stumped.]
  4.  thanks corporate news  [Aw, it was nothing!]

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Got a strawberry and some baking soda?  Then you can have whiter teeth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ‘I am strongly in favor of using poisoned gas against uncivilized tribes.’  ~ Winston Churchill

 

 

 

  • There are times when I tend to lament my condition or feel sorry for myself—then I read about folks like the Clarks: “I have faith in each of my family members to accomplish whatever they set their minds on and I have that same faith in myself,” he said. “More importantly, I have faith in God that He will take care of me and lead me to where I’m supposed to be as long as I ask him to show me His will and I follow it. It sounds simple but, I just try to focus on each day as it comes because that is all we are promised.” 

 

 

 

  • At this point it is probably futile to try to reverse the deification of Abraham Lincoln. Next year, if I know my countrymen, the bicentennial of his birth will be marked by stupendously cloying anniversary observances, all of them affirming, if not his literal divinity, at least something mighty close to it. 

 

 

 

  • In the Land of the Free Report: ‘H.R. 3825 and S. 1858, soon to be rubber-stamped by [President Bush] unless there is a massive protest along with a miracle, gives the federal government authority over every newborn’s DNA, without parental consent.’ 

 

 

  • In the Land of the Free Report, Pt. II: A man has his child taken from him for buying his son a bottle of lemonade. 

 

 

 

  • It seems to be increasingly clear that U.S. companies do not really desire a free market but would rather have profits (and protection against risk) guaranteed through legislation—at the expense of the consumer.  ‘Executives from the companies that produce most U.S. television programs sent a letter to the FCC last week opposing any rule changes that would allow customers to pay only for the cable channels they want to watch.’ 

 

  • More evidence of this is available in the agriculture sector: ‘Farmers and food executives appealed fruitlessly to federal officials yesterday for regulatory steps to limit speculative buying that is helping to drive food prices higher.’  That’s hardly the Free Market Economy we boast of—it sounds more like socialism.

 

 

 

  • ‘Clearly, the U.S. and Britain are trying to trigger a new conflict with the most brazen provocations, and they don’t really care how it happens – only that it does.’ 

 

 

 

  • Jason Castro is my sentimental favourite contestant on American Idol, though he is clearly not the most talented of the contestants: ‘Mr. Castro has been on five mission trips to such places as Russia and South America, and he’s an active member of Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall. He said in a February telephone interview that he let his faith guide his decision to drop out of college and pursue American Idol.’ 

 

 

 

Written by ninepoundhammer

May 1, 2008 at 8:14 pm