Saturday, November 13, 2010

This may lead not just to a currency war, but a shooting war: Brazil’s president-elect Dilma Rousseff put it even more bluntly late
last week: “The last time there was a competitive devaluation of
currencies, it ended up where it did, in the second World War.”
President Obama's trip to India and how it might have stoked a currency and/or trade war with China is discussed in this essay.

George Soros Strikes again

Hannity on Organized Left: ‘Their Agenda Is to Silence Conservatives Whenever They Can’ November 10, 2010 at 5:55 pm - YouTube Dateline: Los Angeles Over a week after the election, ABC news continues to catch flack for their decision to capitulate to the organized left ...

Is there a strategy?
Although it received very little coverage in the mainstream media, Barack Obama made some comments about globalism during his speech in Mumbai, India that were

A trend I notice

THESE should be read and considered by every Church Leader. Pastor, Apostle and Elder. He may or may not be a Christian, but he speaks the truth about things.

Here’s a selection of some of the most insanely great things he said, and golden lessons to help you succeed in life, Jobs-style: 1. Steve Jobs said: “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” Innovation has no limits. The only limit is your imagination. It’s time...

I watched this twice and it brought me to tears both times

On Saturday, October 30, 2010, the Opera Company of Philadelphia brought together over 650 choristers from 28 participating organizations to perform one of the Knight Foundation's "Random Acts of Culture" at Macy's in Center City Philadelphia. Accompanied by the Wanama...

Very Optimistic View on the World. Stop being depressed. This is a view of the world that makes me smile.
The prepared text of remarks delivered at The American Spectator's annual Robert L. Bartley Dinner in Washington, D.C. on November 9, 2010.

This is interesting because some form of deliverance happens at many services I am a part of. I DO think there are demonic strongholds that take more focused ministry. So, it's good that they are trained.

Citing a shortage of priests who can perform the rite, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops are sponsoring a conference on how to conduct exorcisms.

This school official is stuck on stupid

13-year-old Cody Alicea rides with an American flag on the back of his bike. He says he does this to be patriotic and to honor veterans, like his own grandfather, Robert. He's had the flag on his bike for two months but Monday, was asked told to take it down. Click "Share" to alert others about this...

No Shock
President Obama’s hopes of emerging from his Asia trip with the twin victories of a free trade agreement with South Korea and a unified approach to spurring global economic growth ran into resistance on all fronts yesterday, putting Obama at odds with his key allies and largest trading partners.

It's always nice to know that Chicagoland is NOT always the most corrupt place on the planet. Spread the love a bit.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A married pair of top officials in a Maryland county is accused of tampering with evidence after FBI agents said they recorded the husband telling his wife to flush a $100,000 check from a real estate developer down the toilet and to stuff almost $80,000 in cash in her underwea...

The USA will have to enter this battle or the war will cross our borders with vengeance. Mexico is close to a failed state and no country can tolerate a failed state on it's border and survive.
In The Wall Street Journal, Mary O'Grady interviews the mayor of Juárez, the border town at the center of the drug wars. He says he's not getting enough help from his capital—or Washington either.

Gasoline is now over three bucks a gallon in IL. Dither, dither, dither
Despite a moratorium on deepwater oil drilling being lifted nearly a month ago, the government still hasn't issued any new permits in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP disaster this past summer.

Blacks still by and large see government dependence as the remedy rather than the disease, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. They still choose to listen to left wing black political leadership and media who have careers in keeping it all going.

I need one of these....bad

Slated for use in the Genesis sedan as well as the larger Equus, Hyundai's new V8 will use direct injection to produce 429 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. That's a healthy increase of 59 horsepower and 8 ft-lbs of torque over the 4.6-liter V8 it's replacing,

This is why there are no jobs. Stupid Government Tricks.
As the Senate starts debate, the bill is called 'unnecessary' and 'sure to hurt job creation'

Oh, great. More overpaid incompetent government workers.. Just what we need....Not
Even with all of the massive economic problems that the United States is facing, if the government would just get off our backs most of us would do okay. In

Once More at the Bottom - Fargo North Dakota

This article lists places that are secular and unchurched. Colorado Springs is at the top. Fargo North Dakota near the bottom. Doesn't shock me.

Take a look.

Friday Frustration

I won't kid you. Some days....Some

Friday was one such.

I'm going back to bed

Thursday, November 11, 2010

HEY, I'm going to be a multimillionare. I got this in my email

Ouagaduoguo Burkina Faso.
Private Phone Number+22678534867

Attention: Please

I am Mr Salif Zongo. the manager Audit & Accounts dept. in the african developmnet bank Burkina Faso (ADB). I am writing to request your assistance to transfer the sum of $10.500.000.00 (Ten million, five hundred thousand United States dollars) into your accounts.
The above sum belongs to our deceased customer late Mr Jose D. Sau from Peru who died along with his entire family in the Benin plane crash 2003 and since then the fund has been in a suspense account.

After my further investigation, I discovered that Mr Jose D. Sau died with his next of kin and according to the laws and constitution guiding this banking institution stated that after the expiration of (8) eight years, if no body or person comes for the claim as the next of kin, the fund will be channel into national treasury as unclaimed fund. Because of the static of this transaction I want you to stand as the next of kin so that our bank will accord you the recognition and have the fund transfer to your account.

The total sum will be shared as follows: 60% for me, 40% for you and expenses incidental occur during the transfer will be incur by both of us.

The transfer is risk free on both sides hence you are going to follow my instruction till the fund transfer to your account.
More details information with the text of application form will be forwarded to you to breakdown explaining comprehensively what require of you.

Your Full Name.............................
Your Sex..................................
Your Age..................
Your Country...........
Passport / driving license.......
Marital Status...........
Your Occupation.......
Your Personal Mobile Number................
Your Personal Fax Number.....................

Mr Salif Zongo.
Audits & Accounts Manager

I can't imagine people actually fall for this...but they do

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How to Solve the Pension Crisis and Encourage Financial Discipline at the Same Time

Many states are experiencing serious problems trying to deal with deficits driven in part by huge pension obligations. Retired government workers have become a burden that is no longer serviceable.

What I suggest is a means tested pension system with debenture bonds subordinate to the other obligations of the state due when those obligations are met on a steady basis. It will be real money, just now now and not until the state's financial situation comes under control.

Here's how it would work:
All pensions would be capped at no more than $40,000 per year to be paid at once. This would be an indexed amount. The balance due would be issued as non interest bearing debentures. The debentures could be cashed out to a factoring agency like J D Wentworth if there were buyers. The debentures could be used to buy things and services from willing sellers. There could be a secondary market.

Once the day came that the state became solvent again, the bearer bonds, the subordinated debentures could be presented for a cash payout.

This would have the net effect of balancing the budget quickly and it would create additional pressure to balance the state budgets.

All in all a good thing. Of course it will never work. It makes too much sense.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Really, I mean REALLY?
In an interview with TV New Zealand, Clinton said the United States should be ready for a female president, but that it would not be her

This town is in an area that at one time was Germany. My people came from an area about a hundred miles north, also Germany then until we lost the war and were kicked out which is why we now live in the USA. I think this is pretty cool. I might want to visit.
Step aside, Rio de Janeiro. This town is building a Jesus bigger than yours. A Polish priest is on the verge of realizing his dream of erecting what he says will be the world's largest statue of Jesus Christ in a small town in western Poland.

Two is a start, It's time to reverse this curse where if you are the devil but a democrat you can count on loyal votes from Cook County. I wish a man of authority, integrity and a moral commitment to righteousness would step up and boldly run for Mayor of from the Community. One who could lead out of this mess. One who could reverse this curse we live under. Who is there? I don't see him. He will be MORE like Scott or West and less like has been in the past. I knew Mayor Washington. Where are you sir?

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Of all the blacks ever to serve in Congress, 98 have been Democrats and 27 have been Republicans; there are 42 African-American members in the current lame-duck Congress. The yield of black Republican winners on Tuesday was small considering that 32 African-Americans ran in Republican primaries thi...

Liberals can't seem to grasp that black Americans are waking up to the fact that the welfare state plantation is not in the interest of black or white Americans.

Democrat cat fight
The short version is this: By losing the Speakership, Democrats lose a leadership position. If the hope is to transition the current leadership team over into the minority, somebody's gotta go. Nancy Pelosi's angling for that person to be Steny Hoyer.

Some believe in Karma, Some believe in what goes around comes around, some believe in sowing a reaping. I think AARP is a sure example of this.

Remember when Obamacare was being considered by the Congress? And AARP was supporting it? And all the supporters said how much it would make everything better and how it would get prices under control and it would be just so awesome? Well, now AARP has sent information to its employees saying that ...

OOPS and when Geitner is thrown under the Bus, Mayor Bloomberg will become Treasury Sec. This won't be pretty. I suspect there will need to be a frank and practical discussion.
Bloomberg's comment came after the mayor and president took in a round of golf on Martha's Vineyard over the summer

This is very very sad. Do we make ANYTHING ANYMORE? Who killed the American Manufacturing machine. Wal Mart? Unions? Greed? Bad Government? All of the above!
GM is canceling the 84-year-old brand after winding down production over the past few years. Like other American automakers, it is restructuring and rebranding to compete with foreign companies.

Unwed Mothers is the Norm!! Something is wrong with this. From this article: The black community's 72 percent rate eclipses that of most other groups: 17 percent of Asians, 29 percent of whites, 53 percent of Hispanics and 66 percent of Native Americans were born to unwed mothers in 2008, the most recent year for which government figures are available. The rate for the overall U.S. population was 41 percent.

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HOUSTON — One recent day at Dr. Natalie Carroll's OB-GYN practice, located inside a low-income apartment complex tucked between a gas station and a freeway, 12 pregnant black women come for consultations. Some bring their children or their mothers. Only one brings a husband.

Barbara Boxer says it all
It’s the proverbial morning after and with votes counted, California has won the Dumbest State Award in a historic landslide of monstrous proportions.

Karma Bites

Uptown Bookstore in the Northern part of Detroit sells more than just books. Or rather, it sells a “special” kind of books and hard-to-find novelties. See, Uptown Bookstore is a porn store, meaning it sells nude magazines, adult movies, and sex toys. But it also sells something else: lottery tickets...

BOSTON HERALD: Go for it, Scott Brown!
Don’t be silly. There’s no way this country would elect a Senator
with a mere two years of experience to the highest office in the land.

Here’s the message for Scott Brown that I gleaned from last week’s election: Scott, run for president. I know, you and your advisers insist you’re only interested in winning another Senate term in 2012. But did you happen to catch the results from wacky Massachusetts? If Suzanne Bump...
The New York Times reports that Pres. Obama’s export-promoting trip to Asia is partly “an attempt to ease tensions with America’s chief executives, many of whom spent the recent campaign accusing the White House of being antibusiness.”

Really worth looking at

No cookies for democrats

Up against the wall hairboy

It's this kind of thing, all licensing of non life threatening business, that stifles economic growth. Shame on the county of Orange in Florida
As many as 14 armed Orange County deputies, including narcotics agents, stormed Strictly Skillz barbershop during business hours on a Saturday in August, handcuffing barbers in front of customers during a busy back-to-school weekend.

Islamic Envrionmentalists

Ah, I get it, the attacks of 9-11 were an environmental protest. I guess if you kill all the infidels (which is a few billion people) pollution will go down. Is Al Gore a Muslim? Is radical environmentalism Jihad?

Experts: Environmental issues embedded in Islam . 'We have a system that works'.

Abort your Baby for Christmas

This may lead not just to a currency war, but a shooting war: Brazil’s president-elect Dilma Rousseff put it even more bluntly late
last week: “The last time there was a competitive devaluation of
currencies, it ended up where it did, in the second World War.”
President Obama's trip to India and how it might have stoked a currency and/or trade war with China is discussed in this essay.

I'm glad she's on the job
Palin pushes back at Bachus, cites his 'bigger government agenda'


Check out Scott's blog "Taking a Stantis" .

Monday, November 08, 2010

Obama Should Resign NOW

The world is starting to call for Obama to step aside. Remember Nixon? There came a day when his friends and advisers told him, it's time to go. Hang it up.

Obama has failed.

So, let it go's over.

Worry about Obama

From Victor David Hansen....and I couldn't agree more

What worries me about President Obama is really one general issue: his very concrete enjoyment of the good life as evidenced by his golf outings, Martha’s Vineyard vacations, and imperial entourages that accompany him abroad, and yet his obvious distrust of the private sector and the success of the wealthy. Yet my discomfort here is not even one that arises from an obvious hypocrisy of, say, a Michelle on the 2008 campaign trail lecturing the nation about its meanness or her own previous lack of pride in her country, juxtaposed with her taste for the publicly provided rarefied enjoyments of a Costa del Sol hideaway at a time of recession.

No, my worries run deeper. Apparently, the president is unaware that after some 2,500 years of both experience with and abstract thought about Western national economies, we know that a free, private sector increases the general wealth of a nation, while a statist redistributive state results in a general impoverishment of the population. At the root of that truth is simple human nature — that people wish to further their own interest more fervently than the more abstract public good (e.g., why the renter does not wash the rental car, or why the public restroom is treated differently from its counterpart at home), and can be encouraged to invent, create, and discover which in turn helps the less fortunate, lucky, healthy, or talented.

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