Saturday, May 12, 2012

A world without Liquid Fuel

There has been some foolish attempts to say liquid fuel and COAL is the bane of our existence. That we cannot continue to burn "Fossil Fuel".

OK, I'll buy that. There may come a day when it's just too expensive.


We will have to have a replacement for liquid fuel currently created 99% from petroleum.
Gas, Diesel, Jet Fuel, Kerosene and a few other products of distillation.

IF tomorrow we didn't have that, a large number of things we have become dependant on would overnight disappear.

Air travel. Never such a thing as an electric airplane. Jets and planes fly on fuel.

Helicopters. No more air ambulance nor heart and kidney transplants flown across town or across the country. People will just die. In fact ambulances will be hard to find.

Freight at low rates. No More. It will be simply freight, horse or rail by wood fire. Suddenly it's 1860 all over again.

Container ships...imports from China at cheap prices...nope.

Commuting from a distance or even visiting friends or going to funerals? Not anymore without liquid fuel or coal. Electric cars might someday get up to a hundred miles. MAYBE.

Cheap electric power? NOPE. Windmills and Solar panels just can't supply enough electricity to make any difference at all.

I could go on and on, but the reality is, the whole green energy thing is a myth. IF we don't have liquid fuel...we are doomed to go back to the 1700s.

That should decrease the surplus population.
President of Melaleuca Inc. out of Idaho Falls, IA, is harassed by Obama's minions for giving money to Romney.
Former governor Mitt Romney & President Obama Team Obama “named and shamed” eight private citizens for donating to former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, The Blaze reported two weeks ago. Frank VanderSloot, one of the eight men detailed by the president’s “Truth Team,” is discovering what it mea...
A Florida woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison today for firing what she says was a warning shot to scare away her attacking husband. In the intensely controversial case, Marissa Alexander claims

If you have 100 guns and 250 thousand rounds of Ammo:

In California you are mentally unstable
In Arizona you are an avid gun collector
In Texas you are a novice gun collector
In Utah you are moderately prepared, and better stock up on food
In Montana you are the 'Go to Guy'
In Idaho you'd make a good gubernatorial candidate
In Wyoming you are an eligible bachelor
In Wisconsin you're my deer hunting buddy
In North Dakota you're BUBBA!
I know Ron Carpenter Jr and this is right up his alley. Go Ron
The secular world has created a plethora of billboards aimed at slamming the Judeo-Christian worldview. But while atheists have been infamous for their posted non-theistic placards, the religious, too, have been known to get creative. Take, for instance, a new billboard that’s been posted by Redempt...
“For two decades the frog has been in the pot while the temperature has been slowly turned up. It began with the Bush’s toleration for homosexuality, was advanced in full by Clinton and has reached its logical zenith under Obama....
How did the administration bungle this so badly? IS the white house bought and paid for by it's owners, the communist Chinese?? Has the shining city on a hill gone dark?
www.newser.comWhile Chen Guangcheng lies in a Beijing hospital, authorities in his home province have gone "crazy with reprisals" for his escape from house arrest last month, he tells Reuters .
Gender-neutral bathrooms have become a priority at The University of Minnesota-Dulut in Dulut, Minnesota, after student Blair Moses reportedly began a hunger strike. His goal? To convince the school’s administration that they are of paramount necessity. Moses allegedly stated that gender-specific ba...
This diagram is not biblical. Do you know whats wrong? This is what is wrong with much of the western church. I post it as warning. Whoever came up with it doesn't understand church governance.
I'm more concerned about this then I am about his stand on gay marriage. Keep your eye on the ball. Your freedom is being taken away.
On May 1st, President Barack Obama signed a new Executive Order which opens the door for the United States to give up economic and environmental sovereignty thr
This is hilarious.
Don't let the whole dust up over Gay Marriage take your eyes off the real situation. Economy on the skids, unemployment that won't quit, new business formation is drifting, high priced gasoline, international fumbling with China, socialist trending, Pro Choice embrace of abortion, nanny state laws like Obamacare and an administration that believes he is king of the world. The President just said that the Military fights ON HIS BEHALF...that's sounds like a king, not a president. My argument with Obama is more about how he governs and where he is taking us and not his stand on Sex.
The debate over same sex “marriage” has engaged the heartfelt feelings and convictions of millions of Americans. Then there is Barack Obama.

Maybe Next year

The Illinois lottery came out with a new $2.00 ticket....Cubs.....I bought six in a guessed it....not one ticket was a winner.....((sigh)).....

This brought a tear to my eye... a love like this...rare
The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that three major Chinese banks have won approval to enter the US banking market.
Oddly enough, the Obama administration has made the auto industry bailouts a cornerstone of their re-election campaign. Obama’s chief political strategist, David Axelrod, has suggested that the campaign’s 2012 slogan should be “GM is alive and bin Laden is dead.”

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School

Forbes runs this item:

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School

Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going to have to unlearn them.

Dangerous things you were taught in school:

1. The people in charge have all the answers. That’s why they are so wealthy and happy and healthy and powerful — ask any teacher.

2. Learning ends when you leave the classroom. Your fort building, trail forging, frog catching, friend making, game playing, and drawing won’t earn you any extra credit. Just watch TV.

3. The best and brightest follow the rules. You will be rewarded for your subordination, just not as much as your superiors, who, of course, have their own rules.

4. What the books say is always true. Now go read your creationism chapter. There will be a test.

5. There is a very clear, single path to success. It’s called college. Everyone can join the top 1% if they do well enough in school and ignore the basic math problem inherent in that idea.

6. Behaving yourself is as important as getting good marks. Whistle-blowing, questioning the status quo, and thinking your own thoughts are no-nos. Be quiet and get back on the assembly line.

7. Standardized tests measure your value. By value, I’m talking about future earning potential, not anything else that might have other kinds of value.

8. Days off are always more fun than sitting in the classroom. You are trained from a young age to base your life around dribbles of allocated vacation. Be grateful for them.

9. The purpose of your education is your future career. And so you will be taught to be a good worker. You have to teach yourself how to be something more.

‎...and the red flags keep on coming.

» Real house prices will take 90 years to reach the peak absent another housing bubble

It's no shock, but the fact is house values, prices whatever you want to call them will be low for a very very very long time.  There is no contrarian opinion::

One of the more esoteric debates on the fundamental value of houses centers on whether or not houses appreciate faster than the overall rate of inflation. Nobody who isn’t kool aid intoxicated believes house prices rise much more than the level of inflation because intelligent people understand trees cannot grow to the sky. If house prices consistently went up in value faster than price or wage inflation, over time, people would lose their ability to afford to buy houses because debt-to-income ratios would have to rise to accommodate the higher prices. No, this debate is whether or not prices rise slightly above inflation or not at all. The reason this debate is important is because if you project forward off the last bottom in 1997 to today, the slope of that line determines where fundamental value falls today. Even a small change in the underlying rate makes a large difference when projected 15 years into the future.
Dr. Shiller’s graph of real house prices suggests that prices have not risen when adjusted for inflation over the last 120 years. There have certainly been periods when this was true. When examining the last 30 years of data, it appears house prices have risen faster than inflation. In my opinion, there are two plausible answers for why house prices have risen faster than inflation over this period. First, there has been much more new construction over the last fifty years than in the 70 years which preceded it. New construction always sells for a higher value, so aggregate values go up. In theory, Case-Shiller corrects for this phenomenon by looking at the prices of individual homes. This is one reason Case-Shiller is more accurate than tracking the median to evaluate the relative price change of specific houses. Second, and more importantly, interest rates have declined dramatically and steadily over the last 25 years. Some amount of the gain is due to lower borrowing costs. House prices are bound to inflate faster than incomes rise when borrowing costs decline over a long period of time.

» Real house prices will take 90 years to reach the peak absent another housing bubble » OC Housing News
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Monday, May 07, 2012

IS GOD REALLY in control?

In the Christian life, we often hear things like “all things work out for the good”, “God will have his way”, “There’s a reason for everything” (Justin Bieber was quoted as saying this when interrogated on his views on abortion in the instance of rape – interesting tidbit for ya), and so on. There’s verses for this, too – “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8:28), and, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9). So whenever things happen that we don’t understand, I guess we can safely just quote any of the above verses and move on then…right?

Well, for those of us who live in a hole and haven’t seen what’s happening in the great wide world, I’ve got news: some pretty bad stuff has happened. Genocides, famines, HIV, cancer, nuclear disasters…There’s plenty more.

What Christians tend to do is try not to think of this type of thing too much, cuz it can really mess with the idea of God being good, can’t it? It’s much easier to sweep it under the rug of “it’s God’s will” and hop off that train of thought while we still can.

This whole thing is worth reading.

I don't want to mess up your Theology too much...but this is a true teaching. IF you have the guts to read it you will learn why we are responsible by the infilling of the Holy Spirit to carry out His will here on earth. I have been teaching this for a while...thought it would be good for others to have a word.
In the Christian life, we often hear things like "all things work out for the good", "God will have his way", "There's a reason for everything" (Justin Bieber was quoted as saying this when interrogated on his views on abortion in the instance of rape - interesting tidbit for ya), and so on. There'...
I wish there had been no Tarp, no GM bailout, No bank rescue, No mortgage relief, Fannie AND Freddie gone for good, no cash for clunkers, no 99 month unemployment, no nothing. Our economy would be back, healthy, growing. Government can do nothing right.
A working paper from Federal Reserve economists "confirms that TARP encouraged high-risk behavior by insulating the risk takers from the consequences of failure."
As a Member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the House Small Business Committee, I am seriously concerned with the 13 percent unemployment number for Black Americans...
I can't believe this dope actually is even listened to.... BY anyone...
www.newser.comPaul Krugman is applauding France and Greece for the results of their elections : "Time is clearly running out for the strategy of recovery through austerity—and that’s a good thing,"...
All of the energy concentrated in one gallon of gasoline is enough to charge an iPhone once a day for almost 20 years. Liquid fuel must be here to stay...don't buy the myths
This is tough to hear. I consider Ron Carpenter a Friend as I do Doug Beacham (by whom I was ordained into the IPHC a few years ago). He will do a great Job, but Dr are loved more than you know.
Carpenter resigned due to side effects from chemotheraphy treatments and will hand over the IPHC reigns to Doug Beacham on July 19.
I really miss this kind of Commander in Chief.
Barack Obama as an Illinois State Senator embraced a policy much like they have in China ---- of China still have 'dying rooms'.

As the country has a one-child policy to stop the population from soaring, parents who have too many children can leave their babies in the rooms wrapped up to die.
The capsules were made in China from dead babies, whose bodies were chopped into tiny pieces which were then dried in ovens before being pummelled into powder.
All Things Considered on NPR
One ship sails East,
Another West,
By the self-same winds that blow,
'Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
That determines the way they go.

Like the winds of the sea
Are the waves of fate,
As we voyage along through life,
'Tis the set of the soul,
That determines the goal,
And not the calm or the strife.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

1850 - 1919
Sanity in January 2013... hopefully
As Obama's EPA institutes new regulations on coal-fired power plants, the number of operating plants will steadily dwindle, causing increased costs and job loss. By William F. Jasper
This is a problem.
A psychology professor's research indicates that public school teachers under-challenge minority students by providing them more positive feedback than they give to white students, for work of equal merit. The study involved 113 white middle school and high school teachers in two public school distr...
Actually home values have to go to 1997 levels before they can recover at any level. RENT
Robert Shiller of the famed Case-Shiller Index came out only a few days ago stating that housing may not recover for over a decade. As dire as this may...
Peggy says this is true. I am glad I'm not a metrosexual
Why isn't this man in jail?
I AGREE with this. College Football is out of control. IF there is a demand for a Jr NFL (which is all college football amounts to) then let it stand independent of colleges. The money time and energy spent on college football and many other collegiate sports is obscene. I just saw an article on BTN about the new Husker sports complex being built in Lincoln. Beyond the pale. The stadium in AMES IA for football is larger by half then Soldier field.

Something is very wrong. Student Athletes should be students first. IF you think about this, this whole mess is a metaphor for the problems in the western church. Spectator mentality. Money on facilities. The few for glory, the mass for money.
The author of Friday Night Lights says the costs are high, and the benefits to students are low.
IF you're happy and you know it clap your hands...if you aren't, that's not so bad either. Don't ever feel guilty for not being little Mary Sunshine all the time. I am as happy as I can be, but I can be a grouch. SO..cipher that>>>
I just want to be happy. Is any other phrase capable of causing more misery and permanent unhappiness? The author of Running With Scissors looks at the upside of being downbeat. Adapted from his new book This Is How.