Saturday, November 26, 2011

Real Power from Reinhard Bonnke

We can’t see power with our eyes. It has to be in operation. The world’s fastest runner doesn’t ooze strength with sparks from his fingertips. He sits, talks, drinks coffee, and looks fairly ordinary. I expect he feels ordinary too.

But put him on the race track and suddenly there’s a burst of awesome strength. So many Christians want to feel power, pray for power and keep looking to see if they... have power. They mean to go into action when power pushes them into it. But to experience power we must go into action.

The runner must run to demonstrate what lies in him and we must go for God to realize the anointing of the Spirit. Until then we shall feel ordinary and the devil will tell us we are. The anointing is there when we need it. David was anointed. He slung a stone from a shepherd’s sling at a giant, and God gave it the velocity needed to fell Goliath. By the anointing our witness has impact and force. Whether we see it or not, God is with us.


Friday, November 25, 2011

NOW they tell us...after all that global warming foolishness

The climate may be less sensitive to carbon dioxide than we thought – and temperature rises this century could be smaller than expected. That's the surprise result of a new analysis of the last ice age. However, the finding comes from considering just one climate model, and unless it can be replicated using other models, researchers are dubious that it is genuine.

As more greenhouse gases enter the atmosphere, more heat is trapped and temperatures go up – but by how much? The best estimates say that if the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere doubles, temperatures will rise by 3 °C. This is the "climate sensitivity".

But the 3 °C figure is only an estimate. In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said the climate sensitivity could be anywhere between 2 and 4.5 °C. That means the temperature rise from a given release of carbon dioxide is still uncertain.

To pin down the sensitivity, Andreas Schmittner of Oregon State University, Corvallis, and colleagues took a close look at the Last Glacial Maximum around 20,000 years ago, when the last ice age was at its height.

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CO2 may not warm the planet as much as thought - environment - 24 November 2011 - New Scientist

Canceling Out a Generation of Future Home Buyers

Because of Massive Student Loan Debt- In 1980 A Median Priced Home in California Would Purchase 330 Years of a UC Education, Today It Is Down to Roughly 20 Years and Student Loan Debt is Creating A New Class of Indentured Citizens.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

GIVE THANKS..with a Grateful Heart. Give thanks to the Holy One-

All happy people are grateful. Ungrateful people cannot be happy. We tend to think that being unhappy leads people to complain, but it's truer to say that complaining leads to people becoming unhappy.

Ungratefulness stays the hand of God in our lives, Thankfulness releases the blessings of God in our lives. It's not just a good idea:

The people of Israel lost perspective and became unthankful Judges 6
When they cried out to the Lord because of Midian, 8 the Lord sent a prophet to the Israelites. He said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I brought you up out of slavery in Egypt. 9 I rescued you from the Egyptians and from all who oppressed you. I drove out your enemies and gave you their land. 10 I told you, ‘I am the Lord your God. You must not worship the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you now live.’ But you have not listened to me.”

BUT GOD.. delivered them all from the hands of their enemies. You can read about it.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. ... Psalm 46

In the last 24 hours my Buick blew up, and I don't have a car anymore. My sister just broke her leg in several places and is now in a wheelchair and a friend has very bad cancer discovered.

YET...there is a river...that makes GLAD--the HOLY habitation of our GOD...that's YOU, ME

Thank You Jesus

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This is touching and a nice story about why people end up in North Dakota
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Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote: “O’ if God the gift to gie us, to see ourselves as others see us.”

"The U.S has a worse debt-to-GDP ratio than the whole eurozone, and we are talking about the eurozone, not about the United States and that Congress can't get its act together," said a member of the German press during the briefing. "So from the European perspective, it seems that this country is a bigger mess than Europe. We are not proud where we are. We know that it's slow and not bold, and so on, but at least they are doing something; they are deciding something, they're trying to pull that through. And here, nothing is happening -- third time this year," he added, referring to the Supercommittee failure.

We have the worst government money can buy, from the President to all the corrupt agencies up and down. Throw them all out. The first 500 names in the Toledo Phone book could govern better than this bunch.
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In an apparent suggestion of United States hypocrisy on debt issues, a journalist in the German media challenged White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on the role of the United States in responding to the European debt crisis.
Dixie Klein has it gone this far bad? How do we avoid this insanity in the USA?
It looks like Karachi, Basra, and Mogadishu all rolled into one. People sell drugs openly just next to the Grønland subway station. Bloodied in GrønlandIt's not Norway or Europe anymore, except when there is welfare money to be collected. The police have largely given up. Early in 2010 Aftenposten ...
...because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. Matthew 24:12

The parents of these kids have failed. Now the government will lock them up. I live across the street from the Youth Prison west of St Charles. Those young men in there, when they get out and are sent back to the streets where many have a life span of less than 6 months from that time. They are soon or overdosed. Our church spends a lot of time with these young boys hoping to help them. But when they get out, they end up back with the thugs.

Momma...did you really raise your kids to become this? Did you spend all that time and money to raise him or her up to 18 years old just to see him at the morgue and in the news?

Gangsterism is rampant everywhere. I KNOW many of these kids would say they profess Jesus. The ones in this video probably went to Church with Mom that next Sunday. That's another issue.

They are in a trap, and they can't get out. This is why I became engaged in the city. I can't do much for everyone..but maybe a few.
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Montgomery County police are investigating a "mass theft" from a Silver Spring 7-Eleven store that involved as many as 50 people and are seeking help identifying people seen in the store's surveillance video, police announced Monday.
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This is why public education must die. Vouchers!...people would RUN from this school
Beverly Garvin, a former Detroit Public School Teacher-of-the-Year, now finds herself in the unemployment line.
What a stupid public education trick
A sheriff’s deputy was dispatched last week to a Florida elementary school after a girl kissed a boy during a physical education class. School brass actually reported the impromptu buss as a possible
IF you live in IL, please contact Lisa Madigan (you can do it on line, they have a system) and express your opinion. I didn't know we had Debtor's Prisons in ILLINOIS. Apparently we are one of a few states that allow people in debt to be placed in prison. Outrageous. Please share this. There has to be collective outrage.
The top state law-enforcement official in Illinois said she plans to fight the use of arrest warrants by debt collectors pursuing money they are owed on credit cards, auto loans and other bills.
Sobering Stuff...I have MUCH to be thankful for
Americans today face economic challenges, but we have nothing to complain about. We Americans are a blessed people, but we are also spoiled. I know I am. I can get flustered
College Football Programs are out of control. The horrible Penn State Scandal happened because there was already in place a culture of corruption surrounding Joe Paterno and the 1.2 BILLION dollars he raised. This goes on in every major college sports program. NONE are pure. I wonder if people might actually get an education with that 1.2 BILLION dollars. NOPE. Just football. The Wall Street J...ournal has a disturbing article about all this. It's time to STOP this! The NCAA can't police itself. They haven't, they don't and they won't. This must come a another way. Don't get me wrong, I love College Football, but I would love it more if it wasn't so corrupt and corrupting of fine young men who are treated like meat and thrown to the dogs when their value is no longer apparent. See More
Legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno clashed repeatedly with the university's former chief disciplinarian over how harshly to punish players who got into trouble, internal emails suggest, shedding new light on the school's effort to balance its reputation as a magnet for scholar-athletes ...
Sports corruption is rampant even at the high school level. I am getting close to saying that as a negative influence Sports should be Downplayed, perhaps even eliminated when it gets to this point.
A high school football team in New Jersey advanced to the state championship game amidst a cloud of controversy on Friday night, after nine players who have been accused of violently beating two other teens were allowed to participate in the game after their suspensions were rescinded at 1 a.m. Frid...
This is what happens in high school sports when winning is the only thing... Not Sports
Antioch High School teacher Sara Glashagel, wife of head football coach Brian Glashagel, has been placed on leave after being charged with computer tampering for changing student grades.
$1750 coat rack
"Barack Obama" appears marginally in this story reporting on the sentence received by one of the key figures in Obama's life - a man who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for his state senate and US senate runs, who introduced him to movers and shakers in the shadowy world of big money real estate wheelers and dealers, and who befriended him on numerous occasions, including the favor he did him when he purchased the lot next door to his current home.

IF this were a conservative, would the press be so generous?
Even before Antoin "Tony" Rezko 's long-awaited sentencing began Tuesday, his teenage daughter appeared anxious, her arms clutching her stomach and her face already in a pained expression.
Judge Judy Is Going To Send This Clip To Congress After Slamming Obama Occupy Leech Judge Judy Nails Social Leech To The Wall
People in the big business hierarchies have the same education, usually the same few states of origin, and a pretty uniformly shared set of values about what work is for and how it should be done. These people tend to vote Democratic.

Small-business owners, who work in much more diverse environments, tend to vote Republican. I'm not going to speculate on why this might be so--but I suspect that it matters.
Reihan Salam has an interesting post on income inequality in which he notes that executives of days…

Twas the Month before Christmas

Twas the month before Christmas When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying Nor taking a stand.
See the PC Police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas - no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.
It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say
December 25th is just a 'Holiday'.
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit ,
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
CDs from Madonna, an X-BOX, an I-Pod
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets were hanging their trees upside down,
At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears,
You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty
are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen,
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith, Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace.
The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded,
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday!

Please, all Christians join together and wish everyone you meet

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Why Public Education must DIE Part 2

I mean this is what my tax payer dollars are for...:/
A sheriff’s deputy was dispatched last week to a Florida elementary school after a girl kissed a boy during a physical education class. School brass actually reported the impromptu buss as a possible

Why Public Education must DIE
Beverly Garvin, a former Detroit Public School Teacher-of-the-Year, now finds herself in the unemployment line.

President Obama is a Historical President...Historically Horrible

I can hardly find the words to describe what happened at the White House today. But there are always words, and so I must find them.

In an immense and nearly unparalleled – there’s always James Buchanan – abnegation of presidential responsibility, the White House today blithely acknowledged that President Obama did nothing to broker a deal in Congress to reduce the deficit and save the American economy, and it suggested it wasn’t Obama’s responsibility to do so in the future.

The deficit reduction committee represented the best chance to achieve a deficit deal, because the next opportunity will not come before February or so, when we’re in full election mode, and because any agreement reached by the panel would have had special rules attached that would have eased its passage in Congress.

But Obama, it must be clear as the Caribbean to all, is now solely interested in gaining a cudgel with which to whack Republicans next year instead of saving the union. He would rather the panel fail so that he can blame Republicans for something about the dismal economy over which he unhappily presides.

Read the whole thing

An Historic Failure of Presidential Leadership | The Blog on Obama: White House Dossier

IF I were the store owner I would not allow any of these people in the store and then I would be accused of racism

50 Young Black Thugs invade a 7-11 and shoplift. IS that OK? » 50-Person Flash Mob Shoplifts At 7-Eleven

Monday, November 21, 2011

Tic Toc Tic Toc
Beacon Power, a Massachusetts-based company that won praise from renewable power activists and loan guarantees from the federal government, has filed for bankruptcy, potentially leaving taxpayers on the hook for $43 million.
The OECD's index of leading indicators for China, India, Brazil, Canada, Britain and the eurozone have all tipped below the warning line of 100, with the pace of the decline in Europe exceeding the onset of the Great Contraction in early 2008.Professor Simon Johnson, a former chief economist at the...
Tires are great fuel, better than coal. Why aren't we burning them???
ST. MATTHEWS - A massive tire pile spread over more than 50 acres of Calhoun County is being cleared as
Sad state of Affairs. Throw them ALL OUT
The spectacular failure of the much-hyped, congressional debt-reduction panel completes the devolution of the Democratic Party back to its pre-Clintonion state: unabashed champion of the high-tax welfare state. And America is worse for it.
I believe to become accomplished in anything takes ten years. If you don't pay the price, you will not succeed.
Popular research says 10,000 hours of practice is the key to success. Not so fast.
In The Wall Street Journal, Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen write that President Obama can't win by running a constructive campaign, and he won't be able to govern if he does win a second term. Hillary Clinton, they argue, is the better Democratic candidate.
probably why I never was a drug addict. LOL
Children with high IQs are more likely to use marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines and other illicit drugs as teenagers and adults, according to new data on nearly 8,000 British men and women who were tracked for more than three decades.
Chris Matthews on President Obama's Second Term:
“What are we trying to do in this administration? Why does he want a second term? Would he tell us? What’s he going to do in the second term? More of this? Is this it? Is this as good as it gets? Where are we going? Are we going to do something the second term? He has yet to tell us. He has not said one thing about what he would do in the second ter...m. He never tells us what he is going to do with reforming our healthcare systems, Medicare, Medicaid, how is going to reform Social Security. Is he going to deal with long-term debt? How? Is he going to reform the tax system? How? Just tell us. Why are we in this fight with him? Just tell us, Commander, give us our orders and tell us where we’re going, give us the mission. And he hasn’t done it.

And I think it’s the people around him, too many people around, they’re little kids with propellers on their heads. They’re all virtual. Politics, this social networking, I get these e-mails, you probably get them. I’m tired of getting them. Stop giving them to me. I want to meet people. Their idea of running a campaign is a virtual universe of sending e-mails around to people. No it’s not. It’s meetings with people, it’s forging alliances. It’s White House meetings and dinner parties that go on till midnight, and he should be sitting late at night now with senators and members of Congress and governors working together on how they‘re going to win this political fight that’s coming.
While necessity is the mother of invention, sloth and envy beget mediocrity and upheaval – the twin siblings of secular-socialism. It is in this vein that a rebellious and increasingly violent spirit of incoherent anarchy continues to fester in urban centers across the nation. This is most evident i...
In a significant failure for the United States in the Mideast, more than a dozen spies working for the CIA in Iran and Lebanon have been caught and the U.S. government fears they will be or have been executed, according to four current and former U.S. officials with connections to the intelligence community.
From Yahoo!: U.S. 'Flying Blind' After Iran, Hezbollah Detect American Espionage Networks

Make Believe Money causes REAL pain

Some political systems are based on beliefs and identity. The American congress is built on spending money. The spoils system long ago became the spoiled system with money as the lubricant of politics. The legacy of a leader used to be measured by his accomplishments, today it’s measured by how much money he managed to extract from the collective pool of real and imaginary money held in the sweaty hands of the legislatures.

Much of the money is imaginary, but in the minds of the politicians it’s all imaginary. Unreality is an elementary tool of price inflation. The more outrageous the markup, the more the merchant works to create an atmosphere where money does not seem to exist and reality bends at the seams. It’s not a new game of a particularly clever one, but the unreality bubble now covers much of Washington D.C.
In the unreality bubble, numbers don’t really mean anything. 2 + 2 does not equal 4, sometimes it equals 1, sometimes a 100, sometimes any number you want it to be. Philosophers have spent thousands of years proving that nothing is real, but until recently they were not being employed as economists.

The clever are particularly adept at deception and at self-deception, treating reality as if it were as malleable as language. Objective reality can’t be manipulated with language, but subjective reality easily is. And each manipulation only increases the perception of unreality as the reality gap widens between the out of touch, who also happen to be in power.

Spending is momentum. It’s also privilege. Wealth is power and the ability to spend unlimited amounts of money is rather disturbingly close to absolute power. And absolute power not only corrupts, it also blinds and distorts.

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Sultan Knish a blog by Daniel Greenfield

"Count Your Blessings And Be Thankful"

If only I made more money, than I would be happy.

If I could get that promotion, than I would be happy.

If I could afford that new electronic widget, than I would be happy.

If only my kids behaved better, than I would be happy.

If only my spouse was more like him or her than I would be happy.

If I only had what the neighbors have, than I would be happy.

Yet happiness never comes. Constantly chasing happiness in material assets or things that you may never receive may provide but a fleeting moment of feeling good but never lasting happiness.

Happiness is not about getting what you want because you often find yourself wanting what you already have. Until you recognize what you do have, happiness will continue to escape you.

Happiness is about understanding and recognizing what you do have, then being thankful for those blessings.

Happiness is a choice, a choice to know what you have as blessings and to be thankful for each and every one of them. Only when you make that choice will you finally be at peace with yourself and find everlasting happiness.

~J. Charest

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Grandma, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench.. She didn't move, just sat with her head down staring at her hands.
When I sat down beside her she didn't acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat I wondered if she was OK.

Finally, not really wanting to disturb her but wanting to check on her at the same time, I asked her if she was OK. She raised her head and looked at me and smiled. 'Yes, I'm fine, thank you for asking,' she said in a clear voice strong.

'I didn't mean to disturb you, grandma, but you were just sitting here staring at your hands and I wanted to make sure you were OK,' I explained to her.

'Have you ever looked at your hands,' she asked. 'I mean really looked at your hands?'

I slowly opened my hands and stared down at them. I turned them over, palms up and then palms down. No, I guess I had never really looked at my hands as I tried to figure out the point she was making.

Grandma smiled and related this story:

'Stop and think for a moment about the hands you have, how they have served you well throughout your years. These hands, though wrinkled shriveled and weak have been the tools I have used all my life to reach out and grab and embrace life.

'They braced and caught my fall when as a toddler I crashed upon the floor.

They put food in my mouth and clothes on my back. As a child, my mother taught me to fold them in prayer. They tied my shoes and pulled on my boots. They held my husband and wiped my tears when he went off to war.

'They have been dirty, scraped and raw, swollen and bent. They were uneasy and clumsy when I tried to hold my newborn son. Decorated with my wedding band they showed the world that I was married and loved someone special.

They wrote my letters to him and trembled and shook when I buried my parents and spouse.

'They have held my children and grandchildren, consoled neighbors, and shook in fists of anger when I didn't understand.

They have covered my face, combed my hair, and washed and cleansed the rest of my body. They have been sticky and wet, bent and broken, dried and raw. And to this day when not much of anything else of me works real well these hands hold me up, lay me down, and again continue to fold in prayer.

'These hands are the mark of where I've been and the ruggedness of life.

But more importantly it will be these hands that God will reach out and take when he leads me home. And with my hands He will lift me to His side and there I will use these hands to touch the face of God.

I will never look at my hands the same again. But I remember God reached out and took my grandma's hands and led her home. When my hands are hurt or sore or when I stroke the face of my children and husband I think of grandma. I know she has been stroked and caressed and held by the hands of God.

I, too, want to touch the face of God and feel His hands upon my face.