Friday, January 20, 2012

The Great Fish Club

Now it came to pass that a group existed who called themselves fishermen. And lo, there were many fish in the waters all around. In fact, the whole area was surrounded by streams and lakes filled with fish,and the fish were looking for something.

Week after week, month after month, and year after year, those who called themselves fishermen met in meetings and talked about their to go Continually they searched for new and better methods of fishing. They sponsored costly nationwide and worldwide congresses to discuss fishing and hear about all the ways of fishing, such as the new fishing equipment, fish calls and whether any new bait was discovered. These fishermen even built large and beautiful buildings called Fishing Headquarters.

The plea was that everyone should be a fisherman and every fisherman should fish. One thing they didn't do, however, they didn't fish. All the fishermen however seemed to be agreed that what was needed was a board which could challenge fishermen to be faithful in fishing. So the board was formed by those who had great vision and courage to speak about fishing, and to promote the idea of fishing, and to promote the idea of fishing in faraway streams and lakes where many other fish of different colors lived. Large, elaborate and expensive training centers were built whose purpose was to teach fishermen how to fish. Those who taught had doctorates in fishology. But the teachers did not fish. They only taught fishing.

Some spent much study and travel to learn the history of fishing and to see faraway places where the founding fathers did great fishing in centuries past. They lauded the faithful fishermen of years before who handed down the idea of fishing.

Many who felt the "call" to be fishermen responded. They were commissioned and sent to fish off in those "foreign" lands... and to teach fishing. Now it is true that many of the fishermen sacrificed and put up with all kinds of difficulties. Some lived near the water and bore with the smell of dead fish every day. They were even ridiculed at times for their efforts. They anguished over those who were not committed enough to attend weekly meetings to talk about fishing. After all, were they not following the Master who said, 'Follow me and I will make you fishers of men?' Imagine how hurt some were when one day a person suggested that those who don't catch fish were really not fishermen, no matter how loudly their claims were made. Yet it did sound correct. Is a person a fisherman if year after year he never actually fishes?

If Christ were to return to this earth today in physical form, would He find us fishing, in obedience to Him, or would He find us organizing, talking about fishing, and making plans to be the best Fishing Headquarters anywhere?

~Oswald Chambers

Fading Glory

#1 The average age of an automobile in the United States has gone up more than 50% since 1990 and is now sitting at an all-time record of 10.8 years. The average length of a marriage in the United States that ends in divorce is only 8 years.

#2 Germany made 5.5 million cars in 2010. The United States made less than half that (2.7 million).

#3 When you add up salary and benefits, the average auto worker in Germany makes $67.14 an hour. In the United States, auto workers only make $33.77 an hour in salary and benefits.

#4 Back in 2000, about 17 million new automobiles were sold in the United States. During 2011, less than 13 million new automobiles were sold in the United States.

#5 Do you remember when the United States was the dominant manufacturer of automobiles and trucks on the globe? Well, in 2010 the U.S. ran a trade deficit in automobiles, trucks and parts with the rest of the world of $110 billion.

#6 Japan builds more cars than anyone else on the globe. Japan now manufactures about 5 million more automobiles than the United States does.

#7 In 2010, South Korea exported approximately 12 times as many automobiles to us as we exported to them.

#8 According to the New York Times, a Jeep Grand Cherokee that costs $27,490 in the United States costs about $85,000 in China thanks to new tariffs.

#9 U.S. car companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars building shiny new automobile factories in China.

#10 In 1970, General Motors had about a 60 percent share of the U.S. automobile market. Today, that figure is down to about 20 percent.

#11 The combined U.S. market share of the "Big Three" American car companies fell from 70% in 1998 to 53% in 2008.

#12 Detroit was once known as the "Motor City", but in recent decades automobile production has been leaving Detroit at a staggering pace. One analysis of census figures found that 48.5% of all men living in Detroit from age 20 to age 64 did not have a job during 2008.

#13 Today, only Chrysler still operates an automobile assembly line within Detroit city limits.

#14 Since Alan Mulally became CEO of Ford, the company has reduced its North American workforce by nearly half.

#15 Today, only about 40 percent of Ford's 178,000 workers are employed in North America, and a significant portion of those jobs are in Canada and Mexico.

#16 The average Mexican auto worker brings in less than a tenth of the total compensation that a U.S. auto worker makes.

#17 In the year 2000, the U.S. auto industry employed more than 1.3 million Americans. Today, the U.S. auto industry employs about 698,000 people.

I always thought that if I could dig deep enough I would come out in China, nope, somewhere in the middle of the Indian ocean. GLUG
Have you ever wondered which part of the other side of the earth is directly below you? Find out using this map tunnelling tool.
Iran will return the crashed U.S. RQ-170 drone except in the form of a pink plastic toy. Iran has been manufacturing 2,000 of these toys per day with a quotation inscription from Khomeini that reads "We will put America under our feet.” Not a good thought
American officials, after requesting return of RQ-170, will get a toy version instead
This could happen in the USA if we don't stand against this evil
Muslims attack firemen and police. It is written in the Quran 9:29 " FIGHT THOSE who (do) not believe in Allah and (who do) not (believe) in the last day (ju...
America's success is based in liberty and that we must not allow ourselves to fall into tyranny. Of course, no one supports tyranny blatantly and so defending liberty is thought to be easy. But the people who support tyranny don't always do so blatantly. In this book, Levin shows how people throughout the ages have supported tyranny through an ideology called utopianism, and thus ushered in tyranny through "intellectual bankruptcy and dishonesty."
Mark R. Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny made the most persuasive case for conservatism and against statism in a generation. In this most crucial time, this leading conservative thinker explores the psychology, motivations, and history of the utopian movement, its architects, and its mode...
Letting its banks perish worked out for island nation. It's what we should have let happen in 2008 instead of bailing out the banks, car companies, unions and government agencies. We have bankruptcy laws for a reason. We would now be on the road to recovery if we had let the free market work out. It would have been painful...but we would be on the road to wellness instead of this steady doldrum.
www.newser.comDon't look now, but Iceland's economy is growing. Tourism is up, the standard of living remains high, and unemployment is down to 7%. "For a country whose entire financial system collapsed,...
This made me laugh out loud. Hope you enjoy it
What artists do if given wire, household objects, and time on their hands.. Courtesy of Jonny Gevisser - something to lighten the mood. See the full gallery on Posterous
Before anyone thinks it's OK to buy into some kind of evolution...this may help
In his book, From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany (2004), Richard Weikart explains the revolutionary impact Darwinism ...
Adam is really really hard on the poor. Kinda like a nicotine addict is on smokers who won't quit. OUCH
Video follows below. Some readers were only vaguely familiar with radio personality Adam Carolla until The Blaze published what was perhaps the most hard-hitting, profane yet profoundly insightful, tirade on Occupy Wall Street and the self-entitled “participation trophy” generation to come out of 20...
Like the Mafia, only worse. WOW
A young Iranian molecular scientist living in Texas was shot dead in her car on Sunday night at close range in what appeared to be an “execution-style” hit, though the motive remains unclear. Sometime around midnight, according to the Daily Mail, Gelareh Bagherzadeh, a 30-year-old genetics student, ...
this is for my friend Olufunso Joseph Omidiran to understand what has happened in the police state formally known as the USA
Submitted by Simon Black from Sovereign ManAnother Reminder Of How The US Government Destroys BusinessOne of the most phenomenal human beings I’ve ever met hails from Harare, Zimbabwe of all places. His name is Time. That’s seriously his name. When you ask him about it, he shrugs, grins, and says...
My Wife told me that this article on Ron's blog hit home. If you are married to a prophet or are a prophet, you need to know this.

From his article: Men called to the prophetic ministry are usually very thick skinned. They need to be to fulfil their calling.

I will make you as unyielding and hardened as they are. I will make your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint (Ez 2:8,9).

I know it's true in our case. I pity her...but she is up to it.
The wife of the prophet is not a fortified city. She is a precious vessel (1 Peter 3:7), who is vulnerable to attack. Because opposites attract, she is quite often a very sensitive person. As the prophet moves into his calling, he must put protection in place for his wife. She needs to be surrounde...
Police State happens when Barney Fife is the Mayor
Once again liberals willfully fail to distinguish between the real and the unreal, as police state style gun laws are applied even to toys in the People’s Republic of New York:
a new dark ages least your house will be cold and dark with the EPA closing 32 coal power plants.
For more than 90 years, the coal-fired power plant in Glen Lyn, Va., has been churning out electricity and contributing to local prosperity. Of late, it has generated nearly a quarter of the revenue for ...
On the Keystone pipeline, Obama had a choice between lots of good, new jobs and cheaper energy, or his environmentalist political base. He chose politics.
I think we have such public meetings, they are called crusades. The purpose is to help seekers hear a gospel message. The problem as i see it is we h...ave degraded the believers service to a lukewarm don't offend anyone, particularly believers meeting. It then neither serves to evangelize the unbeliever nor edify the believer. I know Luther backed away from this position under pressure...but based on what I am sensing, we need to revisit this. I have not seen the video about the young man and the church, loving Jesus but hating Church and religion. I have intentionally stayed away from it. BUT, I did read an editorial just this morning on the Wall Street Journal website that touches this.
In The Wall Street Journal's Houses of Worship column, Jonathan D. Fitzgerald wr...ites of Jefferson Bethke's viral video, which is raising old theological disputes.
OH NO>>>> QE 3 is on...this is really bad news
The Federal Reserve is likely to step in with $1 trillion of easing that could be announced as soon as this month, economists say.
I wish people understood economics well enough to grasp this. It's why we should NOT have bailed out the banks, the car companies, the unions and state governments. Why we should not have had a stimulus program. Why Obama's Jobs plans are all wrong. Why the green energy stuff was a farce. IF we had just allowed the market to operate, we would be well today. Now Obama's QE-3 will only make things worse. Makes me sad to think of how hard the fall will be when it comes.
Joseph Salerno writes about a long-term look at this conventional wisdom that shows that 90 percent of deflations since 1820 have not resulted in depression.
If I told you my reaction to this you would think me weirder than normal. I'm guessing my friend Barry Kolb will have the same reaction.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wind City...a place for true believers

There are some marvelous large wind farms in our area. They pollute the prairie rendering most of the ground un usable. That is the nature of stupid energy policy.

You can read the whole article without subscribing by Googleing in the news tab the phrase:
Small Is Beautiful—So Go Nuclear

I have a proposal.

I would propose all those who are convinced windmills and solar panels are the answer that they move to and live right under the windmills - FREE. We'll call it wind city. The only requirements are for you to live free there is you must live. IF you move there you must stay two years. No retreat.

To prove the capacity for absolute sustainability you must agree to the following:
  • You can have a solar panel that covers your whole roof.
  • You must live off the electric grid.
  • Other than solar your only source of power must be the windmill under which you live. No grid.
  • Your house may be insulated.
  • You must pump the water you need with electricity generated by the windmills.
  • You must grow your own food on the land under the windmill and after one season can eat only that.
  • You will not be allowed to give up. If it gets very cold, the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine you will freeze in the dark. You are allowed no storage devices. Just like the grid has none. If there is no load the windmill will run free.
  • You communications, internet, telephone, everything must be powered solely by your windmill and solar panel.
  • You will not be allowed under any circumstance to burn anything for cooking or heat. That would contribute to global warming.

If you decide to give up, you owe me $30,000, about what it will cost to put you into this situation. You get to live free.

IF you survive the two years and still believe this is the best plan for the whole of the nation you will be able to convince me.

I don't think anyone would do this. They know this is destined to fail.. just as the New Dark Age conspiracy of this administration is designed to do to the USA.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

How to be really efective in Public Speaking

Your voice will give you away

It's extremely difficult to read a speech and sound as if you mean it.

For most of us, when reading, posture changes, the throat tightens and people can tell. Reading is different from speaking, and a different sort of attention is paid.

Before you give a speech, then, you must do one of two things if your goal is to persuade:

Learn to read the same way you speak (unlikely)

or, learn to speak without reading. Learn your message well enough that you can communicate it without reading it. We want your humanity.

If you can't do that, don't bother giving a speech. Just send everyone a memo and save time and stress for all concerned.

Seth's Blog: Your voice will give you away

This would be funny if it weren't so sad

Satan's Agenda

Satan called a worldwide convention. In his opening address to his evil angels, he said, "We can't keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth. We can't even keep them from conservative values. But we can do something else. We can keep them from forming an intimate, abiding relationship experience in Christ. If they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken. So... let them go to church, let them have their conservative lifestyles, but steal their time, so they can't gain that experience in Jesus Christ.

This is what I want you to do, angels. Distract them from gaining hold of their Savior and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!" "How shall we do this?" shouted his angels. "Keep them busy in the nonessentials of life and invent unnumbered schemes to occupy their minds," he answered. "Temp them to spend, spend, spend, then borrow, borrow, borrow. Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6 or 7 days a week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their lifestyles. Keep them from spending time with their

As their family fragments, soon, their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work." "Over stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still small voice. Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive, to keep the TV, VCR, CDs, and their PCs going constantly in their homes. And see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays non-biblical, contradicting music constantly. This will jam their minds and break that union with Christ. Fill their coffee tables with magazines and newspapers." "Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day. Invade their driving moments with billboards. Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, sweepstakes, mail order catalogs, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products, services, and false hopes."

"Even in their recreation, let them be excessive. Have them return from their recreation exhausted, disquieted, and unprepared for the coming week. Don't let them go out in nature to reflect on God's wonders. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, concerts, and movies instead. And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences and unsettled emotion."

"Let them be involved in soul-winning. But crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek power from Christ. Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family for the good of the cause."

It was quite a convention in the end. And the evil angels went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to get busy, busy, busy and rush here and there. Has the devil been successful at his scheme? You be the judge.

How about this definition of Busy:

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• Cleans piano keys
• Keeps wicker chairs from squeaking
• Lubricates small rolling toys
• Keeps garden tools rust-free
• Cleans patio door glide strip
• Removes crayon from clothes dryer (make sure to unplug dryer
• Removes scuff marks from ceramic tile
• Keeps metal wind chimes rust-free
• Removes crayon from walls
• Helps join plastic shelving to make disassembly easier
• Removes water spots from mirrors
• Lubricates hinge on pruning shears
• Lubricates screws on lawn furniture
• Lubricates hydraulic rams on slideout of 5th wheel
• Cleans bathtubs
• Cleans and prevents rust on oil tank exterior
• Cleans and protects bed of wheelbarrows
• Prevents rust on swamp cooler nuts
• Removes tea stains from countertops
• Removes crayon from wallpaper
• Lubricates gate locks
• Removes crayon from carpet
• Removes crayon from compressed wood furniture
• Loosens rusty parts on lawnmower
• Lubricates sticky drawers
• Removes tape marks from the wall where posters hung
• Shines leaves of houseplants
• Keeps snow from sticking to shovel
• Removes coffee stains on tiles
• Keeps hose ends from corroding
• Lubricates moving parts on playground equipment
• Removes crayon from plastic
• Removes decals from bathtubs
• Removes old cellophane tape
• Removes crayon from shoes
• Cleans ashtrays
• Removes crayon from toys
• Cleans and protects underside of cast iron skillets
• Removes ink from carpet
• Keeps garden plant cages bright and rust free
• Cleans lawnmower blades
• Cleans and protects antique kitchen tools
• Prevents mildew growth on fountain
• Removes marks from left by chair feet
• Removes crayon from chalk boards
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Monday, January 16, 2012
Senators from both sides of the aisle are warning that looming EPA regulations on gasoline could impose billions of dollars in additional costs on the industry and end up adding up to 25 cents to every gallon of gas.
Our Imperial government. From the top (President taking million dollar vacations) to the bottom, (corruption in our local government) we need to clean house. They do this because they know we will let them get away with it. Period!
U.S. lawmakers' expense claims show they have used public funds for a range of purchases, some of which are eye-catching.
Gosh, I read about this event in a big black book I carry around
Russia has given Iran its bear hug and warns Israel and the West that an attack on Tehran would be considered an attack on Moscow.
IF you wonder why God's Hand is on Tim Tebow....this may help you understand.

More than 24 years ago, Pam and her husband Bob were serving as missionaries to the Philippines and praying for a fifth child. Pam contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in contaminated food or drink. She went into a coma and was treated with strong antibiotics before the...y discovered she was pregnant. Doctors urged her to abort the baby for her own s...afety and told her that the medicines had caused irreversible damage to her baby. She refused the abortion and cited her Christian faith as the reason for her hope that her son would be born without the devastating disabilities physicians predicted. Pam said the doctors didn't think of it as a life, they thought of it as a mass of fetal tissue. While pregnant, Pam nearly lost their baby four times but refused to consider abortion. She recalled making a pledge to God with her husband: If you will give us a son, we’ll name him Timothy and we’ll make him a preacher. Pam ultimately spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed and eventually gave birth to a healthy baby boy August 14, 1987. Pam’s youngest son is indeed a preacher. He preaches in prisons, makes hospital visits, and serves with his father’s ministry in the Philippines. He also plays football. Pam’s son is Tim Tebow.
Sobering stuff. Things didn't work out as Dr King hoped. Who's to blame for that???
In the last years of his life Dr. Martin Luther King expanded his focus from political and civil rights to include economic justice. Noting that the majority of America’s poor were white King decried the already huge gaps between rich and poor, calling for “radical changes in the structure of our ...
A tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. born JANUARY 15, 1929.

A minister like his father and grandfather, he pastored Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery and Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. He formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

On April 16, 1963, King wrote: “As the Apostle Paul carried the gospel of Jesus Christ…so am I compelled to carry the gospel…I must make two ho...nest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers…I stand in the middle of two opposing forces…One is a force of complacency…The other force is one of bitterness and hatred, and it comes perilously close to advocating violence. It is expressed in the various black nationalist groups…the largest being Elijah Muhammad’s Muslim movement. Nourished by frustration over racial discrimination, this movement is made up of people who have lost faith in America…I have tried to stand between these two forces…for there is the more excellent way of love.”

Martin Luther King concluded: “One day the South will know that when these disinherited children of God sat down at lunch counters they were standing up for what is best in the American dream and for the most sacred values in our Judeo-Christian heritage.”

If only today's leaders who invoke the name of Dr King would follow his sound reason. We have few such today. That includes Jesse Jackson sr and jr and Rev Al Sharpton who are thin shadows of the greatness of Dr King. There are some who are great, but they are reviled because they left the plantation and do not follow the liberal party line demanded by the race baiters. Voices like Dr King's are silenced today by a confederation of greedy power hungry misleaders.

God Help us ALL!
The online North Korean newspaper, which is published by opponents of the governing regime, said a source in North Hamkyung Province revealed the information. The source told the paper “authorities are handing down at least six months in a labor-training camp to anybody who didn’t participate in the organized gatherings during the mourning period, or who did participate but didn’t cry and didn’t seem genuine,” according to the Daily NK.
One of the saddest displays of cruelty and tyranny I’ve seen in the last couple of years was the images and video of North Koreans, lined up in public and wailing at the loss of their oppressor Kim Jong-Il. Leave it to the communists to make people stand in lines and cry.
I have to show photo ID to get on a plane, to buy drain cleaner (in IL), to buy ammo for my gun, to use my visa card (I didn't sign it), to buy sudafed for a cold, to cash a check at my bank, to have my cell phone company access my account but in some states I don't have to show a Picture ID to vote. Why is voting in our nation held in such low esteem as to not require that you are who you are...?? What is the left hiding. ANYONE can get a Photo ID, they need it every day. I do. What IS the problem here??

Martin Luther King Jr 14 Months before he was Gunned Down Told an audience:
The audio is linked below.

“Get ready to compete with people,” he bellowed. “Don’t set out merely to ‘do a good Negro job.’

... “If you are setting out one day to be a good Negro doctor, or a good Negro lawyer, or a good Negro schoolteacher, or a good Negro preacher, or a good Negro skilled laborer, or a good Negro barber or beautician, you have already flunked your matriculation exam for entrance into the university of integration.

“Set out to do a good job and do that job so well that nobody can do it any better. If it falls your lot to be a street-sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets like Beethoven composed music. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say ‘Here lived a great street-sweeper who swept his job well.’”
On an otherwise unremarkable Wednesday 45 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. spent 21 minutes speaking to an audience of students, parents, and other members of the public at Glenville High School, in
I know this is true. When the big economic crunch comes, these churches of no effect will close. IF you aren't transformed into a new creation you are kidding yourself by sitting in church. Stay home and watch TV.

"This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!" 2 Corinth 5:17
John 3:3 In reply Jesus declared, "I tell yo...u the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."
Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
Ephesians 4:24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Galatians 6:15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation.

IF a person attends church and it has no effect on their lives they are preparing for Hell. Many churches are predominately filled with unsaved people believing the lie of the devil that says if you were baptized you are ready for heaven. IF you read your Bible you are headed for Heaven. If you worship well you are headed for heaven. If you can sing you are headed for Heaven. None of that is true...

UNLESS you are born again, a new creation, old things passed away, behold all things new, beholding the Kingdom, you are as lost as the pagan who denies God.See More
Church is widely regarded as a regular action that can assist one in cultivating his or her faith, while subsequently experiencing personal benefits. While this characterization may hold validity for some, there’s a new study out that shows that, for nearly half of attendees, church isn‘t doing anyt...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Worst of the White House Aides - Valerie Jarrett

What Valerie Jarrett does best is represent the Obama administration in microcosm. She embodies its insularity, its cronyism, its cluelessness. Born in Iran to a prominent African-American family from Chicago, she took degrees at Stanford and Michigan Law. She worked briefly as a corporate lawyer but hated every moment. So she decided to “give back,” which is Chicago code for cashing in. She campaigned for Harold Washington, Chicago’s first black mayor, and worked for him in the corporation counsel’s office. Washington died in 1987, but Jarrett remained in government, working for his successor, Mayor Richard M. “Richie” Daley, son of legendary boss Richard J. Daley. It was all upward from there.

Before long Jarrett stood at the intersection of private interest and public power. She became Daley’s deputy chief of staff and was later appointed to various boards and quasi-governmental agencies that award lucrative contracts—the Chicago Transit Board, the Commission for Planning and Development for the City of Chicago, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and so on. Her social standing, combined with her positions in government and her well-compensated seats on the boards of many companies, magnified Jarrett’s power. She knew everybody. Everybody wanted to know her.

The Worst White House Aide | The Weekly Standard

This Pees me off

Piss on a cross and you're an artist
Piss on a American flag and you're a constitutionalist.
Piss on a police car and you're a 99% er.
Piss on a Muslim POS that just tried to kill you and you're a criminal?

Something is wrong with this picture

Community Economic Independance Index

One can measure the capacity of any community to be independently wealthy, independently prosperous.

If you take where I live, Fox Valley, St Charles, Geneva, Batavia and remove components known to not be directly contributory to the economy of the marketplace, in other words these components live FROM the marketplace, produce no GDP, are simply money transfers, even if beneficial, you will discover quickly what the remainder is and that will be the Community Economic Independence Index.

Take all incomes from all individuals in the community, then, subtract those that are paid to people from Churches, Charitable Organizations, Government Salaries, Payments FROM government including Social Security, Welfare and any employee of agency funded by taxpayer dollars or charitable contributions.

That will leave business owners, people who work for them in business, agriculture (exclusive of payments made to farmers) and all others who by the work the do earn income for products or services rendered.

Nothing else counts. Sorry.

The net of that calculation, even informally, will give you good reason to understand why and how some communities seem to prosper and some seem to founder.

If you take adjacent cities of Elgin or Aurora in the Fox Valley, you quickly see the difference. Same geography, same river runs thru, but the net result is very different.

I know this isn't a popular viewpoint, but we must see the truth. Working in a charity, being in the ministry or working in government shouldn't be a way to be enriched. If you do, you are not serving for serving sake and you are NOT contributing to the economy. What y0u do may be valuable, but it doesn't foster economic independence.