Friday, March 1, 2013

Federal Reserve Just a Myth?

We have blogged MANY times about how the Federal Reserve works.  It is, quite simply, a confidence game.  They print paper and put numbers like $1, 5, 10, 20 and we all believe long as we have confidence that something good is underneath holding up the entire foundation.

The SERIOUS problems come when something happens to erode that confidence.  Remember, in the past 100 years, since the Federal Reserve was put in place, they have eroded (debased) the value of the U.S. dollar by over 95%.

Anyone who bought a Snickers bar 50 years ago knows they could have bought it for $ that same bar is $1.29 and that INCLUDED the fact that sugar, corn syrup, chocolate, etc...that goes into it is MUCH cheaper today than it was back then.

Please remember before you start reading this article...there has NEVER been a paper currency that survives forever.  At some point in time EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM has gone to zero value...which is really what paper is worth.  And yes, some day, maybe soon...the U.S. dollar will be worth absolutely nothing except to be used to start your fire.

Myths govern modern central banking. Like many myths, they contain an element of truth that has been distorted by exaggeration and misapplication. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Federal Reserve System—an appropriate time for some long-overdue myth-busting.

The first myth is that central banks are intrinsically necessary for market economies. History and theory belie this.

The Federal Reserve was not founded until 1913, and it had no monetary role. The U.S. operated under a gold standard and had no need for a central bank to control the money supply. A gold, or any commodity, standard places a natural limitation on money creation, which is the resource cost of extracting the commodity. It is only with fiat (paper) money that central banks are necessary to control the money supply.

The second myth is that central banks are needed as a lender of last resort—that is, to supply liquidity in times of financial stress when short-term lending freezes up. The Federal Reserve's lending in the aftermath of Lehman's collapse in 2008 is the new textbook example of this function. But this argument has the causality exactly backwards.

A third myth is that of central-bank independence. In the U.S., the Federal Reserve is viewed as having gained independence as the result of the Accord of 1951 with the U.S. Treasury. After the accord, the Fed was no longer required to maintain the prices of government bonds and thus fix interest rates. That requirement, born of the fiscal needs of World War II, hindered the Fed from fighting inflation by preventing it from raising interest rates during the Korean War.

The lesson from this history is what I call "central banking without romance," after a famous article by the late Nobel prizewinning economist James M. Buchanan, "Politics Without Romance." A central bank is necessary as long as an economy is wedded to a fiat currency. And it may at times behave independently—but not in the face of large-scale budget deficits, as we have today.

Pursuit of price stability is the one goal that nearly everyone agrees is a central bank responsibility. Yet it is the one on which the Fed and other central banks have failed miserably. Since the Fed's founding in 1913, consumer prices have increased by a factor of 23 times. If the U.S. can extricate itself from fiscal deficits, price stability would be an attainable goal for central banks. Otherwise, central banking is nothing but mythology.

Mr. O'Driscoll is senior fellow at the Cato Institute, and was formerly vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.


What?  Did an ex VP of the Federal Reserve just say under what circumstances that central banking would be nothing by mythology?

Yep!  He did! 

And of course the Federal Reserve IS our central bank and it IS currently doing the things that make it the definition of mythology.

This whole thing IS GOING TO EXPLODE people...we just don't know when.

One thing we do know is that it WILL NOT EXPLODE until God's perfect timing says so.

Homosexual Dam Appears Ready to Break

Team Obama appears ready to start pushing the issue of gay marriage even further.  This time going to the Supreme Court and urging them to overturn California's ban on gay marriage.

Of course we all know if the Supreme Court decides that CA voter-approved laws are forced to come will probably only be weeks or months until the other 40 states banning gay marriage have to pull down theirs.

The dam which the people have erected may soon be dynamited by Team Obama....and the flood waters will come pouring in.

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a historic argument for gay rights, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to overturn California’s same-sex marriage ban and turn a skeptical eye on similar prohibitions across the country.

The Obama administration’s friend-of-the-court brief marked the first time a U.S. president has urged the high court to expand the right of gays and lesbians to wed. The filing unequivocally calls on the justices to strike down California’s Proposition 8 ballot measure, although it stops short of the soaring rhetoric on marriage equality Obama expressed in his inaugural address in January.

California is one of eight states that give gay couples all the benefits of marriage through civil unions or domestic partnership, but don’t allow them to wed. The brief argues that in granting same-sex couples those rights, California has already acknowledged that gay relationships bear the same hallmarks as straight ones.

‘‘They establish homes and lives together, support each other financially, share the joys and burdens of raising children, and provide care through illness and comfort at the moment of death,’’ the administration wrote.
The brief marks the president’s most expansive view of gay marriage and signals that he is moving away from his previous assertion that states should determine their own marriage laws. Obama, a former constitutional law professor, signed off on the administration’s legal argument last week following lengthy discussions with Attorney General Eric Holder and Solicitor General Donald Verrilli.


Let's recall that before Obama was President he said he was against gay marriage.  Half way into being elected, he said his position was 'evolving.'  Near the end of his first term he said that it should be up to the states to decide.  And now the he has been re-elected and feels he has a "mandate" to do whatever the heck he wants....he is going to go after the states and FORCE THEM to accept gay marriage as the LAW OF THE LAND.

Friends....who is this guy named Barack Hussein Obama?  What kind of spell has he cast on his liberal followers who have drank the Kool-aid called "Change"?

How long will it be before the bi-sexuals will DEMAND to be married to one man AND one woman...making a MODERN DAY FAMILY and giving kids three parents?  How would that work for Social Security survivors and retirement benefits on that family?  How would you apply medical insurance if one of the three have a job and two are stay at home dads?

How long will it be before men will DEMAND to marry multiple wives?  When our first wife gets sick, old and maybe no longer as attractive as she was in her youth, men will DEMAND to take on a younger wife who THRILLS him.  And as financial tough times continue, there will be more and more young women who would be THRILLED to marry an older man who can give her food, a nice home with things in it, in return for satisfying him in the bedroom.  The older wife can just take care of kitchen duties....and if she doesn't like it....she can be free to leave! 

And if anyone dares to stand up and say, "This is just wrong!  It is going to lead to the collapse of the family and will guarantee our moral and financial collapse!!"  The "CHANGE!" crowd will yell with one voice, "Judge not lest ye be judged!  We want what makes us HAPPY!"

How ironic that the ONE BIBLE VERSE that the liberals, atheists, sodomites, drunkards, perverts and godless use to throw in our faces as a permit to do ANYTHING they want....will be ripped to shreds when the Righteous Judge shows up...and He WILL judge them.

"Those who oppose him he (follower of Christ) must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will COME TO THEIR SENSES and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will."  2 Timothy 2:25-26

Lord, grant me the patience to GENTLY INSTRUCT those who are lost...because I so desperately want to yell at them and say, "Repent now!  If you don't repent and accept Christ now, do you realize that eternity in hell is a AWFUL LONG TIME!!!  Do you realize that everything you are "FOR" is an affront to Almighty God?!"


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Muslim on Buddhist Violence

We already know that Muslim militants don't like Jews, Christians, Hindus, Catholics, airplanes, reading, women, wine, music and even each other.  But what could they have against those peaceful Buddhists?  Isn't Buddha that dude with a big belly who always smiles no matter what restaurant he is in?  Come on you intolerant Muslim militants!!...isn't there SOMEONE you don't want to kill?

Secondly...who knew that the Muslim had been butchering people in Thailand?  It makes me wonder if soon, there won't be a country in the world that doesn't have angry, militant Muslims willing to kill and be killed for Jihad's sake?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Thailand’s government signed a breakthrough deal with Muslim insurgents for the first time ever Thursday, agreeing to hold talks to ease nearly a decade of violence in the country’s southern provinces that has killed more than 5,000 people.

The agreement was announced in Malaysia’s largest city, Kuala Lumpur, between Thai authorities and the militant National Revolution Front, also known by its Malay-language initials, BRN. It is seen as a positive step, but is unlikely to immediately end the conflict because several other shadowy guerrilla movements also fighting in southern Thailand have yet to agree to talks.

“God-willing, (Allah-willing) we’ll do our best to solve the problem. We will tell our people to work together,” Hassan Taib, a Malaysian-based senior representative of the BRN, said after a brief signing ceremony with Lt. Gen. Paradorn Pattanathabutr, secretary general of Thailand’s National Security Council.

Violence has occurred nearly every day in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces since the insurgency erupted in 2004. The militants have mainly targeted security forces and teachers, who are seen as representatives of the government of the Buddhist-dominated nation.


What is up with the assault against TEACHERS?  Why are these Muslim militants so against people learning things...even learning to read?

There is a VERY SIMPLE answer;
Satan wants people to stay in the darkness.  He knows education and openness in Muslim lands could lead to too many people actually learning to read....and if they start reading the Koran and the Hadiths...they will quickly realize what a convoluted, contradictory bunch of crap the whole thing is.

And once they realize that, they will start IGNORING their Imams.  And once they ignore their Imams and start thinking for themselves...they may discover the Truth of the Bible...and Satan wants NO LIGHT TO COME INTO THE DARKNESS.

Ignorance is Satan's playground.

Wrath Could Flare Up in a Moment

Let's see if we can do a quick count of the nations and rulers of the earth that are currently serving the Lord with fear?....ummm?....hmmmm??....

How many of those are living fully submitted lives to Jesus Christ and are "kissing the Son" in obedience and reverence?....ummm?....

Psalm 2
10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear
and celebrate his rule with trembling.
12 Kiss his son, or he will be angry
and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

So have we all been warned?  Are the nations going to be destroyed?  As I watch Syria unravel and destroy itself...I wonder if it has already started?  As I read of Greece and soon Italy and France, starting to descend into the financial abyss...I wonder if it has already started?

As I watch America begin to break apart as the split between Democrats and Republican widens and as we just appointed anti-Israel Chuck Hagel as Secratary of Defense....I wonder if it has already started?

Our preaching Pastor Max, posted to his blog yesterday, and it got me reading Psalm 2.  You may be interested in his comments as well;

If it has started....are we, whose eyes are open, taking refuge in the Son, Jesus Christ?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Transgender 6 year Old

Yep! It has come to this!!

What do you do with a little boy who dresses like a girl and acts like a girl...but when "she" goes into the bathroom with the little girls, he pulls out his wiener and pees all over the toilet seat?? What's a girl to do??

I'm guessing that as society continues to unravel, we will soon vote to spend $100 billion to add bathrooms at all public schools that say "TQ" on the door...which stands for "Transgender-Questioning."

What follows is an actual conversation...over heard in the future:

"Mommy! Which bathroom do I use?...the one that says M-E-N or W-O-M-E-N or the one that says T-Q?"

"I don't know Kelly....what are you feeling like today? Do you feel like a girl or a boy...or are you feeling that you might be a little confused because you have a pee-pee but you like dresses and wearing silk panties and have said you wish you had a vajay-jay? How you feel about yourself today Kelly will determine what bathroom you go into at school. But tomorrow you may feel like using a totally different bathroom...all based on you you feel then. Does that make sense now Kelly?"

"No. I'm only 6! How the heck do I know what penises and vagina's are and how they make me feel?? Can't you just tell me what flippin' toilet to!!!"

“Nobody wants a difficult world for their child. You want them to have the easiest path and that’s probably not going to happen for Coy,” said her mom.
The difficulties started two years ago when Coy’s path collided with her maturing thoughts and questions.
“She just kept crying and said she was scared that she was going to grow up and have a beard and a hairy chest and everybody would know she was born a boy,” said Kathryn.
Her parents hoped kindergarten would help her start her new life.
For over a year she attended school as a girl. She blossomed until January when things changed, “Because the school is just being mean to me,” Coy said.
“They told us our options were to use the nurse’s bathroom, the boy’s bathroom or the staff bathroom,” her mom said.
The family has taught Coy that’s unacceptable.
“The nurse’s bathroom is just for people that are sick,” she said.
Days later Jeremy and Kathryn started home-schooling their children.
They say while the school may know a lot about teaching reading writing and arithmetic, they know very little about teaching tolerance.
“They’re creating a giant divide and that’s a huge loss for the school because they have a really good opportunity for their students. They’re using it as a way to discriminate instead,” Kathryn said.


Honestly!! Where do you even start to unravel the confusion that is coming for these poor kids, raised in this lost, wicked and confused age.

I have no idea why people are born the way they are...and of course you feel awful for ANYONE to have to go through life not feeling NORMAL...but to start raising kids as "asexual" and letting them decide for themselves how they feel about VERY mature setting up for trouble.

Thankfully, God knew EXACTLY who was going to be born into this age. None of this surprises Him in the least!

We just need to pray that we can stand strong in our faith and stand for the Word of God...regardless of how many millions of our friends and neighbors tell us that WE ARE THE ONES who have gone insane.

Hat tip to Kevin W.

The Enemy Within the Catholic Church

Many have always known of the huge perversion problems within the Catholic church. 

Just imagine the altar boys who were abused for the past hundreds of years but would never say anything publicly because "we just don't talk about such things" was told to them in a whisper.

But now that has all changed.  People are coming out of the wood work to describe the abuse they suffered from Catholic priests.  And the Vatican has already reportedly paid out over $2 billion in damages because they helped to COVER THE LIE!

Jesus told us that "we would know them by the fruit they bear."

So what kind of tree bears fruit filled with lies, perversion and more lies to cover it up?

Yep!!  A tree planted and nurtured by Satan.

And today we have even more evidence of how deep the roots of this tree actually are.

KRAKOW, February 26, 2013, ( - A recent paper by a Ph.D. priest from Poland has been circling the globe in recent weeks and given heightened prominence by the recent revelations of a Vatican inquiry into a “gay mafia” inside the Vatican. “Standing with the Pope against homoheresy,” was written in late 2012 by Fr. Dariusz Oko, Ph.D., a priest of the Archdiocese of Krakow and Assistant Professor at the John Paul II Pontifical University in Krakow.

Fr. Oko notes that his discovery of a “huge homosexual underground in the Church” came from his work in philosophical criticism of homosexual propaganda and ideology, a study he was encouraged to undertake by various bishops and cardinals.

“I began my work as a struggle against a deadly, external threat to Christianity, but then gradually discovered,” he said, that “the enemy is not only outside the Church, but within it, as well,”

Fr. Oko says standing up for the truth of the faith on this issue is an existential need for Roman Catholics. “If homolobbyists are allowed to act freely, in a dozen or so years they may destroy entire congregations and dioceses,” he warns. “The situation is a bit like that in the beginning of the Reformation, when entire countries and nations left the Church.”

Fr. Oko explains how to identify the culprits and then how to engage in battle.

Recognizing the enemy
“Active homosexual priests are masters of camouflage,” he says quoting another experienced priest.

 “The real threat to the Church are cynical homosexual priests who take advantage of their functions on their own behalf, sometimes in an extraordinarily devious way.”
He concludes that, remembering to “recognize them by their fruit” (cf. St. Matthew 7:16) – and with the publicly known events of the last quarter-century, the reaction of the Holy See, and the documents it issued – we must clearly and explicitly admit: yes, there is a strong homosexual underground in the Church.


Holy Homo-mafia!!  That all sounds like it could be right out of a Hollywood movie...a movie that ends with Holy water thrown onto the Sodomites in the basement of the Vatican and a hissing voice saying, "You'll never get rid of us!!  We have been in this church for too long!!"

What else is interesting is that I started writing this blog post referencing that "you will know them by their fruit."  And here at the very end of the article, I find that the friar is also quoting the same passage.  Another god-incidence!

Yes, for sure...sodomy, perversion, deception, lies, fear, guilt and shame...all seem to be fruit plucked directly off the Satan Tree.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Letter to NBC

Last week, we did a post about a skit that NBC's Saturday Night Live did about Jesus.  It showed Jesus coming out of the tomb and Easter and butchering all the Romans with a sword while the disciples stand around swearing and saying, "Kick some a-- Jesus!"

You can see what we wrote and the skit by going to last week's link here;

Today, I wrote a letter to NBC and asked them if they could do an equally 'funny' skit on SNL about Islam, Muhammad and Allah.

Here is my letter to NBC sent via their website;

Good afternoon,

I happened to catch the video sketch that was done a few Saturdays ago about Jesus. I didn't think it was funny. In fact I thought it was quite offensive.

Of course, this is America so I guess you can put anything on TV you want. If is our choice of whether we watch it or turn it off.

Now here is what is really interesting to me and the real reason for my letter; Would you ever DARE to do a skit about Muhammad and/or Islam and/or Allah?

There would be lots of "funny" material there for you guys to when he rode his flying horse to Jerusalem, or when he took a 6 yr girl as his 4th wife, or how about how all the Muslims say "Allah is greater!" right before they blow themselves up killing all sorts of bystanders? Seriously, you could really spoof that religion!!

And talk about how funny and ignorant so many of Muhammad's followers are!!....most stand around with crumbs in their beards and can't even read!! Hilarious!!

I can almost see your SNL actors dressed up in beards and turbans now...standing around with suicide bombs lashed to their bodies saying "Allah Akbar!"...and then running around trying to blow each other up! Hilarious!!

Or how about doing a skit on how the men of Afghanistan dress up little homeless boys as women and then make them dance around their campfires before they sodomize them! Too funny!! Man, you really could zing it to those crazy folks!!

So since I am quite certain you take the idea of DOUBLE STANDARDS very seriously,...I sure hope you can find it in your hearts to come out with a really offensive skit about Islam and all the crazy folks who blow each other up.

Thank you! Can't wait to see that skit!
So guess we will see how that goes...but not going to hold my breath.
Of course with Team Obama recently accusing an "offensive Muslim film" for the death and mayhem in Benghazi...and with how tight Obama is with all the Hollywood folks...I am guessing SNL will not come up with a funny sketch on Muhammad, suicide bombers or sodomizing little boys dressed up as women.
But hey, if ALL OF US WROTE to them claiming a "double standard"....maybe we could force SNL to respond with something!  I really want to see that dang flying horse that Muhammad had!!  What was his name anyway...Tonto?...Silver?....Pegasus?....  Nope!  It was Buraq!!
Wait a second...the winged horse was named Buraq??!! (lightning) 
Is that pronounced like BARACK?  
Could it be possible that our President was named after that dang Muslim flying horse?? (cue the theme music from Twilight Zone)

Cozy Pakistan and Iran Signs of Last Days?

We are glad to hear that Iran is making friends!  Everyone needs friends!!  And with all the 'situations in the region' best figure out who your friends are.

Spokesman: Pakistani President Due in Tehran Tomorrow

TEHRAN (FNA)- Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is slated to pay a visit to Iran on Wednesday to discuss bilateral ties and regional developments with the Iranian officials, his spokesman announced on Tuesday.
"During the visit, the President will meet with senior Iranian officials and hold talks on bilateral issues and the situation in the region," Farhatullah Babar said.

He noted that President Zardari's official visit to Tehran will last for two days.

"The Pakistani president has always called for the bolstering of bilateral ties with Iran and he will go to Tehran for the same purpose and also for finalizing joint and big projects," Babar said.

Last week, an advisor to the Pakistani prime minister on petroleum and natural resources said President Zardari "plans to pay a visit to Iran" in a bid to finalize a deal on Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project as the two countries' oil ministers inaugurated construction of the 781-kilometer-long Pakistani side of the gas line.

Asim Hussain told reporters in Islamabad that Zardari would pay a visit to Tehran in the near future to hold talks with Iranian officials over the gas pipeline project.
Now here are a couple of things that come to mind;
1)  Ezekiel 38 speaks of a coalition coming against Israel in the VERY last days and Iran will be a BIG PLAYER.  They will be driven not only by hatred of Jews and Israel but also will DESIRE something that Israel has!  "Have you come to take plunder?" asks the passage.  And what has Israel only recently discovered?  A massive natural gas and oil discovery.  Of course for any player in the region who wants to monopolize the natural gas market...they aren't going to want to have a bunch of Jews sitting on the Board of Directors for Mid East Nat Gas Corp. (yes, I made that company up) at some point they are going to try and take what Israel has.
2)  According to Shia Islamic eschatology (study of Last Days), the alliance between Iran and Persia is a key element to the Black Flag army that sweeps through from Arabia up to Babylon.  Now please remember...ANY Islamic prophesies are inspired by the Prince of the Earth (aka Satan) he may be readying his armies of the countries he vastly controls (nations where Holy Spirit filled believers are few) to fulfill his own recently corrected 'prophesies'.
Of course, Islam is confusing and contradicts itself at just about every turn.  You would expect as much because Satan is NOT omniscient, so he can't see the future.  All he can do is REACT after God speaks Truth.  So this would clearly explain why he can't just write a book, like the Koran, and let it stand all by itself....he has to constantly UPDATE it with 'hadiths' spoken by some other lost soul wearing a turban and praying to the moon-god, Allah.
However, I have found a brief list of many of the MAJOR SIGNS OF THE LAST DAYS according to Shia Islam.
As you check them out, see if you can understand how Satan read God's book, the Bible, and then twisted, tweaked and perverted certain passages about the Last Days to convince his Islamic followers that things are just as Satan said!
For instance, the Bible says there will be famine, war and pestilence in the Last Days.  Not surprisingly, this Islamic list says the same thing...with only an added twist.
Before the emergence of Dajjaal there will be three years of drought. The first year, the skies will retain 1/3 of its water, the second year 2/3, and all of its water the third year. 
Or check out how Ezekiel said the Jews would burn the weapons of the destroyed armies of Magog in the Last Days and burn them for 7 years...and now see how Satan took that Truth and morphed it for his deceitful lies.
It will rain for forty days and the earth will be cleansed. Muslims will burn the bows and arrow of Yajooj and Majooj for 7 years. Life will be peaceful while Hadhrat Eisa alayhis salaam is alive. The earth will be bountiful. Hadhrat Eisa will live 19 years after marriage.
Interesting stuff to say the least.  Hat tip to Tom F. for sending me the article about Iran and Pakistan.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Woman Arrested for Sex With Dog

We have posted about perversion quite a bit in the past.  What we are amazed at is how quickly EVEN THE WOMEN of this society are growing perverted.

Romans 1:26
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.

Umm, with your dog would be labeled as 'unnatural relations.'

What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas; if it did, we wouldn't be reporting on a 23-year-old woman who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly having sex with a pit bull in the notoriously sinful city.
According to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police report, local authorities were responding to a call when they encountered the woman, Kara Vandereyk, having sex with the pit bull in her backyard "in full view of the neighbors," KVVU reports.

Unfortunately, a series of news reports over the past year show that this crime isn't as rare as it should be.

Just last month a 24-year-old woman in Delaware was charged with bestiality and second-degree conspiracy after she allegedly had sex with a dog while her boyfriend photographed her. In November 2012, a 20-year-old woman in Arizona was arrested and accused of having "vaginal and oral sex with two canines" after her ex-boyfriend tipped off the police.


"Dennis!!  That is disgusting and I can't even BELIEVE you put those links on your blog!!  Why would you do such a thing?"

Two reasons really.  First off because while the Huffington Post today calls this behavior a "crime"...a day is soon coming when someone will say, "These people are born with these desires! Who are you to judge?  What someone does for recreation is none of your G D business!!  As long as these animals aren't being hurt...quit being an intolerant, beastophobic, hater!"

The second reason is to remind us that this is NOT NEW behavior.  Humans have been having sex with animals since BEFORE God told His new nation of Jews to NOT DO IT like the perverted pagans all around them!

Leviticus 18
23 “‘Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.

"Dennis....don't judge lest ye be judged"....some liberals will scream at us as we point out the clear perversion of woman copulating with a dogs!

Others will undoubtedly say, "Dennis...OK...I get it...lots of folks messed up and gross doesn't mean you have to point it out!"

Ummmm...I respectfully disagree.  If GOD THOUGHT IT WORTHY to place it in the Bible then we best be watching for this wickedness to sweep through our land this nation continues to TURN FROM GOD.


Italy...Where Illusion is the Only Reality

We know that Italy is in financial trouble...along with Greece, Spain and Portugal, they top the list of the WORSTS in Europe.

So what is a country to do when they have no more money to buy all the nifty stuff that the voters want?  Do they trim expenses?  Cut corporate taxes?  Announce that tax fraud will no longer be tolerated? 

Nope!  You build a $200 billion dollar high-speed train and then you give everybody back the property taxes they paid in, and then hope to continue the ILLUSION that everything is great!

As you read this, PLEASE notice how the USA appears to be doing the same thing.

It takes a certain talent to live in happy denial, to slide toward the edge of a precipice and be perfectly relaxed about it. Of all the talents that Italians are renowned for, such nonchalance is perhaps their greatest. Their economy is in deep recession; more than one in three young adults are unemployed; they are unable to compete economically with their neighbors; yet they continue as if nothing were happening, or as if a small glitch in the dolce vita could be fixed with the wave of a wand.

In particular, whether in awe or horror, they continue to be enchanted by the pied piper Silvio Berlusconi, the former and perhaps future prime minister and fabulously wealthy media magnate. In the run-up to the elections that begin today, he has promised to abolish the stiff property tax that was introduced by the previous government and is largely responsible for bringing a little credibility back to the country’s finances (and that he voted for himself when it was introduced). Not only would he abolish it, but he would actually pay back what Italians paid on it last year.

Statistics show that tax evasion is endemic, and the more so the more one moves south, to the point that around Naples, dentists declare lower incomes than policemen. Needless to say, the fiscal shortfall has to be made up with government borrowing and higher taxes for those who do pay.

Meanwhile, though sports is glaringly corrupt, fans are as passionate as ever. As the owner of the big soccer club A. C. Milan, Mr. Berlusconi decided, at the beginning of his campaign, to buy the star striker Mario Balotelli. Again he was rewarded in the opinion polls.
The constant discrepancy between how one might expect things to pan out and how they actually do is nothing new. On a tour through Italy in 1869, Mark Twain wrote, “I can not understand how a bankrupt Government can have such palatial railroad depots.”
Things don’t change. Italy recently completed Europe’s fastest train service; one can travel the 360 miles from Milan to Rome nonstop in just 2 hours and 45 minutes. In a country with a huge debt, this wonderful engineering feat has cost an astonishing 150 billion euros (about $200 billion).
Nobody seems sure where the investment came from or how the project will be paid for. One thing is certain: much of the money that legally should have been allotted to local services must have found its way to the high-speed project; to accommodate the few going fast, hosts of working people grind to the office in dirty, overcrowded trains. But what matters is the gleaming image of progress that the service projects.
Wow!  Talk about what happens WHEN A NATION FORGETS GOD?...more interested in their sports teams than real world affairs. More interested in their gleaming image than how the project will be paid for.  More interested in finding someone who will wave a magic wand and make everything all right for one more day.
Remember that Rome (Italy) fell a few thousand years ago when they got so consumed with stadiums, gladiators, perversion and orgies that they forgot what traits had actually made them a world power...and they lost the empire when they imploded.
Certainly history has a way of repeating itself.
When will this exact story be cut a pasted into an article about America?...where we build $billion dollars sports stadiums in search of constant entertainment, where more is spent on the porn industry than a whole host of societal expenditures AND we just elected Obama to wave a magic wand for another year and PRETEND we can just magically print $1.5 trillion every year to FUND 100% OF OUR ENTIRE GOVERNMENT?
What day was it, exactly, that the average American quit FEARING THE LORD, quit believing in the 10 commandments and exchanged the "pursuit of happiness" for the CONSTANT NEED TO BE HAPPY...whatever the cost and no matter who gets hurt?
This will NOT end well for Italy or for us...the Bible guarantees it.
Where will our hope be as the nations continue to falter?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Cashless Society Presses On

We know the day is coming when folks on earth will need the MARK OF THE BEAST in order to buy or sell anything.  Anyone who takes this mark will forever forfeit any chance of gaining eternal life in the Kingdom.

So...that will pretty much do away with cash being used to buy or sell.  It will be a cashless society.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Futurists have long proclaimed the coming of a cashless society, where dollar bills and plastic cards are replaced by fingerprint and retina scanners smart enough to distinguish a living, breathing account holder from an identity thief.

What they probably didn't see coming was that one such technology would make its debut not in Silicon Valley or MIT but at a small state college in remote western South Dakota, 25 miles from Mount Rushmore.

Researchers figure their technology would provide a critical safeguard against a morbid scenario sometimes found in spy movies in which a thief removes someone else's finger to fool the scanner.

On a recent Friday, mechanical engineering major Bernard Keeler handed a Red Bull to a cashier in the Miner's Shack campus shop, typed his birthdate into a pay pad and swiped his finger. Within seconds, the machine had identified his print and checked that blood was pulsing beneath it, allowing him to make the buy. Afterward, Keeler proudly showed off the receipt he was sent via email on his smartphone.

"I said, if it flies here in the conservative Midwest, it's going to go anywhere," Maas said.


Think about it...It's going to go anywhere?

Want to know the best way to avoid this coming situation?

Put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ and claim Him as the only name given under heaven to save men.

Once you have done will not need to endure the coming Tribulation...a time so terrible that Jesus himself said that if He didn't cut those days short by His return to earth, that NO FLESH would survive.


Even so, Come Lord Jesus!