Saturday, January 12, 2013

France at War

Who knew that the peaceful, pacifist French were fighting in the African nation of Mali?

Guess who they are fighting?  Yep!....ANGRY MUSLIMS!

Mali war escalates as French battle Islamist militants

With Islamist militants controlling more than half of the northwest African nation of Mali and threatening the rest of government-held territory, France launched airstrikes in a dramatic escalation of the conflict that some observers have called the next Afghanistan. French commandoes also reportedly attacked an Islamist base in Somalia to try to rescue a French hostage.

The raid early Saturday in Somalia could have been aimed at preventing al-Shabab fighters from harming the kidnapped French security official in reprisal for the French military intervention in Mali. A Somali intelligence official, who insisted on anonymity because he was not allowed to discuss the case with the news media, said the raid in Bulomarer killed "several" al-Shabab fighters but he had no information on the hostage.

An al-Shabab official confirmed the fighting and said the group held one dead French soldier. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.

French President Francois Hollande said the "terrorist groups, drug traffickers and extremists" in northern Mali "show a brutality that threatens us all." He vowed that the operation would last "as long as necessary."

France said it was taking the action in Mali at the request of President Dioncounda Traore, who declared a state of emergency because of the militants' advance.

The arrival of the French troops in their former colony came a day after the Islamists moved the closest yet toward territory still under government control and fought the Malian military for the first time in months, seizing the strategic city of Konna.

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Wow!  Please, please, please notice that even the LIBERAL FRENCH PRESIDENT has said that these crazy Muslims are showing a "brutality that threatens us all." 

Wait a second....isn't that what Israel always says? 

The article also goes on to say that Mali could be the next Afghanistan.

Let's think about this for a second.  The Western nations of the world are on the brink of financial disaster.  They have all borrowed money from each other and America borrowed 100% of the money to run our entire government and our entire military last year.  You can bet the French are doing the same.

We borrowed all the money to fight a 10+ year war in Afghanistan...and you can bet that France is going to borrow all the money to fight in Mali.

Who is everyone in The West fighting?...hell-bent Muslims who will NEVER STOP trying to drag us all into the pit of Sharia Law and the worship of Allah!!  Satan has inspired an entire religion of Islam which now has over 1 billion followers and is birthing children like rabbits.

The West is going to bankrupt itself trying to hold back millions of Muslims with rifles who shock the world by throwing acid on women, screwing little boys for sport, tearing men into quarters for teaching women to read, screwing goats and sheep in Afghanistan, packing babies full of explosives and detonating them in crowded markets....and that's just the tip of the Satanically inspired actions these folks do.

Friends, I realize it is easy to read these articles and start hating Muslims.  DON'T DO IT!!  That is EXACTLY what Satan wants us to do.  He knows that hatred is the potion he can work with.

Instead, do what Christ said and pray for our enemies.  Pray that they would come to know Christ through the dreams and visions that have already saved millions of Muslims from the pits of hell.

So let's tell the truth....ISLAM IS SATANICALLY INSPIRED and ALLAH IS NOT GOD!...but at the same time let's also be humble about it and remember that we too were born destined for the pits of hell...UNTIL CHRIST SAVED US!!  You had nothing to do with your salvation but the Father in heaven through Jesus Christ did it ALL!

We didn't do it by our own power...and these Muslims WILL NOT be able to do it by their own pray that the power of the Holy Spirit will rain down on them!!

Fighting Muslims with guns and bombs will NEVER work.  Satan can only be defeated using prayer and scripture.

Finally, one more side note...please remember that France has had over 1500 mosques built over the past decade and is literally being overrun by Muslims.  Many of the neighborhoods in France are already experiencing Muslim problems.  If the Nation of France starts fighting Muslims may start the Muslims rioting at home...and the unrest could REALLY bankrupt that nation in a hurry.

What percentage of the French do you suppose have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?

California Has "Epic" Cold Snap

Poor California.  At one point she was the Golden State in so many ways!  Riches, weather, mountains, oceans, incredible cities, incredible innovations, the destination of dreams to so many.

Today she is one of the most bankrupt (financially and spiritually?) states in the union.

Just a few days ago we did a post on the drought of children facing the state.  Over the years we have done many posts on California and the problems she has. 

It even seems the weather has turned against her with epic droughts, epic heat, epic floods and epic wild fires all in the past few years.

Today we have an epic cold snap.

Golden to frozen: California faces epic cold snap

SAN DIEGO -- California was going from cold to colder Friday as a chill expected to bring the biggest mercury dips in years descended on much of the state.

While the coldest spots of the Bay Area could drop into the high 20s -- meaning a frost warning and precautions for those with tropical outdoor plants -- forecasters with the National Weather Service said Friday evening that they do not anticipate wet weather that would add to problems.

The lowest temperatures in the area are forecast for Morgan Hill, Concord and Livermore, all of which may dip into the 20s through the weekend. Temperatures in Walnut Creek are anticipated to drop to 30 degrees, while San Jose and Fremont should be a few degrees warmer as the Peninsula and Oakland remain in the mid-30s.

Forecaster Steve Anderson said temperatures in the Bay Area will start warming up after Monday, and "should be back to the normal for this time of the year by Thursday."

That normal is a high of 55 to 60 degrees, with overnight lows in the low 40s, Anderson said.

In Southern California, the Grapevine section of Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles was partially reopened Friday after being closed by snow as a cold snap sent temperatures plummeting throughout the state.

The CHP began escorting southbound cars through the Grapevine section of the major north-south route after a 16-hour shutdown that prompted hundreds of truckers and other motorists to pull over and spend the night by the side of the road.

"There must have been 1,000 Mack trucks lined up," Heidi Blood, 40, said early Friday.


Of course I'm not a scientist and don't understand the first thing about what methane and carbon can do when released into the atmosphere.  But the scientists DO clearly tell us that burning fossil fuels warms the planet...and mayhem will result.  In fact they just told us that 2012 shattered the record for average temperatures on planet earth.

I wonder if this confuses them when these record cold snaps and record snowfalls come along with such frequency?  Did you see they were having snowball fights in Jerusalem a few days ago?

"Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish." says the Lord.   Isaiah 29:14

Friday, January 11, 2013

Preach Sin?...Lose Your Ticket to Speak

Many of you know who Pastor Louie Giglio is because he created the awesome DVD's many of us have watched like INDESCRIBABLE which points to the skies and describes the awesomeness of our God.

He was asked to give the prayer at Obama's innauguration....until it was revealed that Giglio had preached about the sin of gay-sex.

Almost as suddenly as he was chosen, the Atlanta evangelical pastor selected to deliver the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration on Jan. 21 is now out of the picture.

The Rev. Louie Giglio, whose selection to deliver the inaugural benediction sparked nationwide controversy because of his conservative views on homosexuality, dropped out of the coveted spot on Thursday.

“Neither I, nor our team, feel it best serves the core message and goals we are seeking to accomplish to be in a fight on an issue not of our choosing, thus I respectfully withdraw my acceptance of the President’s invitation,” Giglio said in a statement delivered to the White House. “I will continue to pray regularly for the President.”

The decision, which the President’s Inaugural Committee stressed was Giglio’s own, was a display in the swiftness of Washington damage control.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Giglio, pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, was chosen to give the benediction. The announcement came just days after Giglio’s church hosted more than 60,000 people at a youth-oriented event at the Georgia Dome.

On Wednesday afternoon, the website ThinkProgress reported that Giglio had given a sermon in the 1990s advocating “recovery” for gays and comparing them to alcoholics. Giglio also said gays will go to hell and called the gay rights movement “not benevolent” in advocating that “the homosexual lifestyle becomes accepted as a norm in our society.”

By Thursday morning, Giglio was out.


And here;

You see friends, Satan doesn't want ANYONE TO PREACH ABOUT SIN!  He wants all people to screw anyone or long as it makes you feel good and makes you happy! 

Is your wife a little cold towards you the past month?  No weren't BORN wanting to be go hire a whore.  It can't be SIN if you were born with the desire!!

Is your husband not talking sweet things to you this week??   No worries....just get on Facebook and find that old high-school boyfriend of yours who was so sweet and just happens to be divorced!  Start carrying on an emotional affair so you FEEL BETTER....there can't be any sin in feeling better, right?

Yesterday, I was with a husband and wife client of mine who are in their 80's and have been married for 55 years and have 8 grand kids.  I started asking about the grand kids and they told me with much heartbreak that two of the grand kids had moved in with their lovers and were living as husband and wife even though they were not married.  Of course this situation used to be called "LIVING IN SIN".  But now it is simply called, "LIVING TOGETHER"

My client had commented to another grandchild about her sister 'living in sin"...and the granddaughter said, "Oh grandma, it can't be wrong if it makes her happy!  You should be happy for them!"

My client is heartbroken over this and she said to me, "What makes this even more painful is that their father is a Lutheran minister (ELCA) and when we have asked him about it, he just shrugs his shoulders and say, "What are you going to do?  It's what people are doing these days."

Friends, read the book of Ezekiel and find out all the sins that Judah was committing when God said "Enough!" and destroyed the place.

You will quickly see that us folks in the "Christian" nation of America....have repeated ALL THOSE SINS!

We need a National Day of Repentance...but I'm almost 100% certain that Obama will never declare one.

Hat tip to Annie L.


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Drought of Children in California

God told us His people to "Be fruitful and multiply." 

For thousands of years, children were considered a blessing from God.  For thousands of years having many children WAS the parent's Social Security and Nursing Home plan.

But no more!!  We have the GOVERNMENT to care for us!!  Who needs the expense of children??

So instead, our nation has chosen to ABORT over 50,000,000 little babies over the past 40 years.  In fact I just saw the headline yesterday that in this country we kill another baby every 94 seconds. 

You can see that headline here;

Yesterday I was talking to a liberal and she told me, "Sally is pregnant and 40 years old.  Well you know at 40 is when babies can have complications...and Sally told me that if she finds out the child has Downs Syndrome that she would "terminate the pregnancy".  She told me that she has a career, she has travel plans, she has ALL SORTS of plans that a SPECIAL NEEDS child would interrupt...and she's just not willing to do it.  I agree with her."

Now here is the CRAZY THING about what she said.....not 5 minutes earlier this liberal had shown me an article about a man who was BORN with no arms and no legs and has become famous putting on inspiring talks at schools around the world.

When I pointed out to this liberal that MOST WOMEN would have aborted this deformed he would have NEVER HAD A CHANCE to inspire just went right over her head.  She COULD NOT GRASP THE CONTRADICTION OF WHAT HAD JUST HAPPENED!!

The intelligence of the intelligent truly does seem to be vanishing...just like God said it would.

Now it would appear that California is suffering from a drought of this nation has killed them all before they could be they won't spoil our vacation plans.


Declining migration and falling birthrates have led to a drop in the number of children in California just as baby boomers reach retirement, creating an economic and demographic challenge for the nation's most populous state.

"After decades of burgeoning population and economic growth…the state now faces a very different prospect," said a report released Tuesday by the University of Southern California and the Lucile Packard Foundation. The report, "California's Diminishing Resource: Children," analyzed data from the 2010 census and the American Community Survey to conclude that the trend marks a "historic transition" for the state.

In 1970, six years after the end of the baby boom, children made up more than one-third of California's population. By 2030, they will account for just one-fifth, according to projections by lead author Dowell Myers, a USC demographer. "We have a massive replacement problem statewide," Mr. Myers said in an interview.

See that here;

Also remember that we have been wondering out loud for years if California isn't the harbinger of what is coming for the rest of us?  So if California is suffering a DROUGHT OF CHILDREN....maybe the whole nation will?

And sure enough, we see this headline show up at the same time.

Harry Dent is not one to shy away from predictions. Just take a quick look at some of the man's bibliography: he wrote The Great Boom Ahead in 1993 and followed it up with The Great Jobs Ahead in 1995. In 2009, he authored The Great Depression Ahead, and in 2011, The Great Crash Ahead.

Now, Dent, the economic forecaster perhaps best known for the use of demographics in his analysis, is predicting a big market crash this summer.

"This is what we have when you go over a demographic cliff. Remember Japan – Japan went over the demographic cliff. Peak in baby boom spending, peak real estate boom.
They had a bust. Guess what? 22 years later, real estate is still down over 60 percent, still drifting down. Stocks are down nearly 80 percent, not that far off their lows. They keep bubbling up and then going down to new lows.
This is the new normal, given that baby boomers are aging and the next generation is not only not in the workforce yet, largely, but they're not as large when they do [enter]. So, we're never going to see real estate prices at these levels again, and we're not going to see stocks at the level we saw in 2007 for a long time.

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So wouldn't this be ironic.....that the USA collapses from demographic problems of too many old people who didn't have enough children to support the financial system that THEY PUT INTO LAW....because they aborted millions of kids?

Remember, when Social Security was put on the books there were 5 workers for every 1 retiree.  Now there are two workers supporting 1 retiree and many times his wife.

Hey....maybe that would kind of be like JUDGMENT for KILLING ALL THE BABIES??

Hat tip to Julie E.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Doomsday Asteroid is Bigger Than Expected

So here is the headline today right in the middle of Google News;

'Doomsday Asteroid' Bigger Than Expected

A near-earth asteroid once considered a potential killer is even bigger than expected, but still not a threat to humanity –now or in the future.

When asteroid 99942 Apophis was discovered in June 2004, initial analyses of its trajectory suggested a small chance that it could collide with the Earth in the year 2029, causing an explosion equivalent to 1480 megatons of TNT–nearly 30 times larger than the biggest hydrogen bomb ever detonated. But later observations gave astronomers a better view of the object, and made it clear that the likelihood of a collision was so small as to be negligible.

But scientists have kept an eye on the object for research purposes, and this morning, officials at the European Space Agency announced that the Herschel Space Observatory has determined Apophis to be even bigger than expected: about 325 meters wide, or 20% larger than previous estimates.

Apophis is currently on the part of its journey through the solar system that takes it near Earth; this close encounter gives astronomers a chance to collect additional data about the comet’s path. The ESA now believes that the asteroid will pass within 36,000 km of Earth’s surface in 2029. That’s inside the orbits of geostationary satellites, and close enough to be visible to the naked eye.


So great!  It's not going to hit us and destroy lots of things and vaporize lots of people!!  Awesome!!

Of course as we have posted about recently, the Bible is clear that a huge meteor is going to crash into earth during The it shouldn't surprise us at all to see headlines like this start to foreshadow this possibly soon coming event.

It also leads to one other interesting question.....let's say that they discovered it WAS GOING TO HIT us in 5 or 10 years....DO YOU BELIEVE THEY WOULD TELL US??

Think about it....if you were NASA and/or the President of the U.S., why would you tell 330,000,000 Americans that there is a 99% chance that vaporization is coming in 5 years?  The whole nation would come to a screeching halt!!  No one would show up for work, everyone would borrow money and take a 5 year vacation to Florida...drinking, golfing, and fornicating...because TOMORROW WE ALL DIE!!

And if they were wrong and the meteor missed us....the banks would all collapse because of the borrowed money and jobless people who can't pay it back.  They took 5 years off and now the economy is in total shambles...because every factory closed down, and even farmers quit planting food because THEY WANTED to party like it was 1999 too!!

Yep....they wouldn't tell us even if they knew....and they shouldn't.

I continue to be exceedingly glad that GOD IS IN CONTROL.

Remember, the people WITHOUT GOD are going to get exceedingly freaky as these headlines increase.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2012--Hottest Year EVER!

Last year was the hottest on record for the contiguous United States, shattering the previous mark set in 1998 by a wide margin, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday.

The average temperature was 55.3 degrees, 1 degree above the previous record and 3.2 degrees more than the 20th-century average. Temperatures were above normal in every month between June 2011 and September 2012, a 16-month stretch that hasn’t occurred since the government began keeping such records in 1895.

Federal scientists said that the data are compelling evidence that climate change is affecting weather in the United States and suggest that the nation’s weather is likely to be hotter, drier and potentially more extreme than it would have been without the warmer temperatures.

Vanderbilt Law School professor Michael Vandenbergh said today’s leaders will be judged harshly by future generations for not focusing on climate change.

“A hundred years from now, they’re not going to be talking about health care or the fiscal cliff,” he said. “But they will ask, ‘What did you do when we knew we were going to have serious climate change?’ ”

John R. Christy, who directs the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, said some researchers are exaggerating the severity of the threat. He said that the right climate target is “in the mind of the beholder,” given that rising energy demand is a sign that many poor people are struggling “to be lifted out of their current condition.”


Meanwhile in China.....

China is experiencing its coldest winter in decades

BEIJING - Ice swimmers were taking their shocking plunges in north China through the thickest ice in years, but most Chinese nationwide are shivering through the coldest weather in nearly three decades.

Freezing weather has sent temperatures diving to a national average of 25 degrees Fahrenheit since Nov. 20, the lowest average temperature in 28 years, says the China Meteorological Administration.

In China's frozen northeast, where the city of Harbin hosts a popular snow and ice festival each winter, temperatures over the same period averaged minus-5 degrees, a 43-year low, according to the CMA.


So you see friends, no matter whether it is RECORD COLD or RECORD can all be called CLIMATE CHANGE and blamed on human beings and our nasty propensity to want to light fires to stay warm, (releases carbon) raise cattle for meat (farting cows=methane), drive cars to be productive (carbon) and build factories to make stuff (carbon).

Yes it is true...many scientists are coming to the conclusion that planet earth would be MUCH BETTER OFF had humans simply never evolved on this planet....well at least SMART humans who invent crap....had the world's humans just stayed in Tee Pees hunting and worshipping the Buffalo using sticks and spears....those were the only GOOD in the GOOD OLD DAYS.and us white folks just came along and ruined everything!!!

Hey?  Here is a crazy thought....I wonder if God has anything to do with the weather?  I wonder if all the hurricanes, tornado outbreaks, record cold and record warm are more signs that the EARTH IS it longs for Jesus to return and set up His Kingdom? the news in the near future for some scientists to suggest that in order to SAVE THE WORLD....we need to GET RID OF a whole bunch of humans....because EARTH SIMPLY CAN'T SUPPORT BILLIONS of humans.

USA May Be the Least-Worst Place to Invest

The investment world continues looking around the world at places to put their money.  Greece?...nope.  Argentina?...nope.  Russia?...nope.  Any place in Europe?....nope.  Japan?...nope.

What doest that leave?  The good ol' USA.

We may end up benefiting (financially) if the world comes out of the economic slump...because millions of investors are viewing the USA as the least-worst place to have their money.

Anyone who watched the national debate unfold during this election year could be forgiven for viewing the United States as a place any shrewd investor would avoid at all costs. The dysfunctional behavior of politicians, coupled with the paralysis of business leaders, hardly paints a picture of an environment possessing real economic potential.

Yet a growing chorus of professional investors is increasingly convinced that the U.S. economy may be about to break out of a decade-long malaise, punctuated by five years of recession and anemic growth, and resume a faster expansion. “If you permitted me to lock up money for five or 10 years, I’d overweight the U.S. and emerging markets,” says Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at Nuveen Asset Management.

America is coming out of the worst recession and financial crisis in 80 years in “far better shape than anyone else,” economist Ed Yardeni told attendees at the second annual Fiduciary Gatekeepers Investment Research Manager conference in October. That sentiment was echoed last summer by Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the nation’s largest hedge fund. In an interview in Barron’s, Dalio remarked that the United States has executed a masterful job of deleveraging since the financial meltdown.

If all this sounds a little strange to you, it should. In the five years since the financial crisis began, the U.S. government has added more than $1 trillion in debt each year. But watching government debt too closely without looking at corporate and consumer borrowing could be a big mistake when trying to read tea leaves.

 Former Merrill Lynch chief investment strategist Richard Bernstein, who today runs his own eponymous advisory firm, remarked in October that total U.S. debt—meaning government, corporate and consumer debt—has declined from its peak of 350% of GDP to 320%. Bernstein admitted he was stunned to discover this. While the decline may be small, the change in trajectory is significant. By his reckoning, total U.S. debt has never fallen at as fast a rate before. Look around the world and the U.S. is, in Bernstein’s words, “the smartest kid in summer school.”


Now let me ask you something....what kind of situation would lead more USA citizens to Jesus Christ?  A situation where inflation is out of control, the financial system is collapsing, the epic drought begins to lead to epic famine, violent crime escalates as people start stealing scarce resources, and people begin to lose hope?


A situation where the stock market comes back to all time highs, pension plans start to come out of the red, real estate prices start to rebound, which leads to cities collecting more taxes to fix the sagging infrastructure, and unemployment continues coming down as people find jobs and begin feeling hopeful?

Again....which situation would lead more Americans to turn to Jesus Christ and cry out for help and ask for salvation?

Which situation should we be praying for??

Which situation would Satan, the Prince of the Earth, want??

Which situation lines up with Apostle Paul's words, "While people are saying 'peace and safety' then destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape?"

Which situation would make most folks in America heave a collective sigh and say, "Whew!  We are FINALLY getting back to normal!  We are closing the wars down in Iraq and Afghanistan, (peace) the malls are filling up with shoppers and I feel like my pension plan, my home's value and Social Security is safe again." (safety)

Of course I don't KNOW THE ANSWER...but just wondering if y'all have any ideas?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Obama Says, "We don't Have a Spending Problem"

As many of you already know, in 2012 the U.S. Government had to borrow 100% of the money necessary to run our ENTIRE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT and our ENTIRE U.S. MILITARY.

The taxes we did collect, from ALL sources, were just enough to fund our mandatory programs of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, interest on debt, etc...

Houston...we have a problem.

But according to Obama...there is no problem.

The Wall Street Journal reported, via Breitbart:

What stunned House Speaker John Boehner more than anything else during his prolonged closed-door budget negotiations with Barack Obama was this revelation: “At one point several weeks ago,” Mr. Boehner says, “the president said to me, ‘We don’t have a spending problem.’ “

I am talking to Mr. Boehner in his office on the second floor of the Capitol, 72 hours after the historic House vote to take America off the so-called fiscal cliff by making permanent the Bush tax cuts on most Americans, but also to raise taxes on high earners. In the interim, Mr. Boehner had been elected to serve his second term as speaker of the House. Throughout our hourlong conversation, as is his custom, he takes long drags on one cigarette after another.

The blogger goes on to say;

For years we’ve been trying to decide, “Is Obama stupid or is he purposely trying to destroy the US economy?”
Now we know the answer. He’s stupid as a can of Spam.
Thank you, America, for reelecting this destructive bonehead.

Of course we don't believe that Obama is stupid.  We believe that many of the smartest men and women in the world are starting to have their intelligence and wisdom taken from them....because they don't FEAR THE LORD.

Isaiah 29:13-14
13 The Lord says:

“These people come near to me with their mouth
and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.
14 Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder;
the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.”
Please continue to pray for President Obama and all of our nation's leaders.  This is NOT a Democrat/Republican problem....this is a spiritual problem and can only be handled using spiritual battle methods.

America's Coming Civil War?

We understand that if gasoline gets scarce and folks have to wait in line at gas stations for hours...tempers explode and fist fights ensue.  Witness hurricane Sandy's gasoline shortages.

We further understand if food becomes scarce and families in America start going hungry...people will claim 'desperate times call for desperate measures' as they loot grocery stores and steal from neighbors.  What happens if Food Stamp program goes broke?

We also are well aware of the families that have been split up over the past decade because of political arguments over Iraq, Obama, gun control, Jesus, social programs and taxes.  Many families (including mine) simply can't talk about many things because we know it will lead to seemingly unsolvable disagreements...with people leaving angry.

Could this nation get to a place where people choose sides and start slugging it out with guns, knives and we did just a short 150 years ago?

You bet we could.

With that, I'm not surprised to see an article like this appear on Fox News.

We're now one step closer to America's coming civil war

Experience teaches that those who believe in free markets are right. The November election and the budget deal, however, show that the other side is winning, and winning big.

Since 1970, America’s public sector has exploded as a percentage of GDP, rising to almost 25% last year. While the national unemployment rate hovers at the 8% mark, government worker unemployment rate is a cozy 3.8%. Sixteen percent of America’s workforce now work for government. By the time the Obama administration ends, we won’t be that far away from Argentina’s 21 percent.

Yet as an economic and social enterprise, government creates nothing.

Far from adding to people’s standard of living, government is the number one cause of poverty in this country. It forces those who depend on its largesse to live hand to mouth, with no time or money to plan for the future. They become unable to fend for themselves---and increasingly resentful of those who can.

When the economy tanks and the government checks have to shrink, their only alternative is to take to the streets. That’s what happening in Argentina, and in Greece; and that’s where the growth of government is taking us here, as this current budget deal increases handouts–and more and more Americans are finding that an unemployment or Social Security disability check is their only life line.

Washington’s Republicans and Democrats alike have become the toll collectors on the road to serfdom–and the road to Rosario.

How far down that road depends on how our private sector rallies in 2013 after two numbing defeats, first on November 7 and then on Capitol Hill this week.

It needs to explain to that 47 percent that when big government wins, we all lose–and that this nation won’t survive if it does.

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Here is what we DO KNOW.  America is nowhere to be mentioned in the Last Days prophecies foretold in the Bible.  People have tried to paste us in using some very sketchy verses about an eagle...or the young lions....or the islands...but I'm not buying it. 

And yes, I am well aware that Ezekiel, Isaiah and Jeremiah would have had NO NAME in which to reference America 2800 years ago....because America had never been a nation, like Iran, Cush, Put, Lebanon, etc... already had.

I believe America is going to come in on itself...borrowing the word from Joel Rosenberg...I believe this nation will "IMPLODE".

Wouldn't it be a fitting end to the WEALTHIEST NATION to EVER inhabit planet earth...who have now openly and proudly rejected Jesus Christ? 

Wouldn't it fit the biblical patterns if the STRONGEST MILITARY to EVER inhabit planet earth simply couldn't be launched...or turned on its Commander in Chief and Homeland Security?

I hope and pray that this country stays strong and that it is the RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH that ultimately brings America to its knees, BUT...that is just a hope.  We in the church may VERY WELL see this nation laid low before we are taken out of here...if nothing else just to be eyewitnesses to what happens to a nation WHO FORGETS GOD and GOES WHORING after other gods.

Even so...come Lord Jesus.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Drought Threatens Barge Traffic on Mississippi

Massive amounts of food and energy are moved up and down the Mississippi river by barge.  We are now in an epic drought in much of the Midwest....which means not a lot of water flowing into the Mississippi.

On a stretch of the Mississippi River, the U.S. Coast Guard has been reduced to playing traffic cop.

For eight hours a day, shipping is allowed to move one way in the 180 miles of river between St. Louis and Cairo, Ill., depending on the hour. For the other 16 hours, boats go nowhere, because the river is closed to traffic.

The mighty Mississippi, parched by the historic summer drought, is on the verge of reaching a new low. That could mean that tugboats hauling barges loaded with billions of dollars’ worth of cargo — enough to fill half a million 18-wheelers — would not be able to make their way up and down the river.

Through the night, contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers remove rocks from a stretch near Thebes, Ill., that threaten to cut boats to shreds. The corps has assured state officials, farmers and coal barons who rely on the shipping that it can maintain the nine-foot level it says makes navigation safe.

But those who rely on the river say they are worried nevertheless.

“There’s nothing pretty about this,” Coast Guard Lt. Colin Fogarty said Friday. “We are facing a historic drought. River levels are at record lows we haven’t seen since 1941. Over six weeks the Army Corps has dredged record amounts of the river.”


If the river closes to barge traffic, it would mean millions of tons of food and goods would need to move by semi trucks...which would add to the already-rising food costs.

This is just more evidence of how little that mankind is truly in control of.  We like to BELIEVE that we are in control....but if God stops the rain...there really isn't much that we can do about it.

Bible believers will point to the growing evidence of drought, and the famine that typically follows, as reasons that we need to humble ourselves and turn back to God.

Liberals will point to this as more evidence of global warming.

Can you see a big disagreement coming?