Saturday, July 21, 2012

This may be a photoshop..or not

Ever wonder why a NEWS Reporter would cast accusations at the Tea Party for something like this... maybe because he has buddies at Occupy Wall Street ...this photo shows the Aurora Colorado shooter detained by police... part of the Occupy Wall Street violence promoters....
Do you guys remember Bill Ayers calling for violence to Occupiers? The SOB who killed 12 people in Colorado was a former Occupier. -Reb

10 Reasons Not to Vote for Mitt Romney?

1. Drop-dead, collar-ad handsome with gracious, statesmanlike aura. Looks like every central casting’s #1 choice for Commander-in-Chief.
2. Been married to ONE woman his entire life, and has been faithful to her, including through her bouts with breast cancer and MS.
3. No scandals or skeletons in his closet. ( How boring is that?)
4. Can’t speak in a fake, southern, ” black preacher voice ” when up at the podium.
5. Highly intelligent. Graduated cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School . . . and by the way, his academic records are NOT sealed.
6. Doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol and has never done drugs, not even in the counter-culture age when he went to college. Too square for today’s America?
7. Represents an America of “yesterday”, where people believed in God, went to Church, didn’t screw around, worked hard, and became a SUCCESS!
8. Has a family of five great sons …. and none of them have police records or are in drug rehab. But of course, they were raised by a stay-at-home mom, and that “choice” alone has prompted America’s scorn.

*NOW IT ALL MAKES SENSE - - -* *Queen's Riddle*

Barack Obama met with the Queen of England.

He asked her, "Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient
government? Are there any tips you can give me?"

"Well," said the Queen, "the most important thing is to surround
yourself with intelligent people."

Obama frowned, and then asked, "But how do I know the people
around are really intelligent?"

The Queen took a sip of tea. "Oh, that's easy; you just ask them
to answer an intelligent riddle."

The Queen pushed a button on her intercom.
"Please send Tony Blair in here, would you?"

Tony Blair walked into the room and said, "Yes, Your Majesty?"

The Queen smiled and said, "Answer me this please, Tony. Your
mother and father have a child. It is not your brother and it is not your
sister. Who is it?"
Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answered, "That would be me."

"Yes! Very good," said the Queen.

Obama went back home to ask Joe Biden the same question. "Joe, answer this for me. Your mother and your father have a child. It's not your brother and it's not your sister. Who is it?"

"I'm not sure," said Biden. "Let me get back to you on that one."
He went to his advisors and asked everyone, but none could give him an
Finally, Biden ran in to Sarah Palin out eating one night. Biden
asked, "Sarah, can you answer this for me? Your mother and father have a child and it's not your brother or your sister. Who is it?"

Sarah Palin answered right back, "That's easy, it's me!"

Biden smiled, and said, "Thanks!" Then, he went back to speak
with Obama. "Say, I did some research and I have the answer to that
riddle. It's Sarah Palin!"

Obama got up, stomped over to Biden, and angrily yelled into his
face, "No! You idiot! It's Tony Blair!"



Growing up in North Dakota there was a time when there were some problems in our county. The local sheriff deputized several trustworthy citizens incognito. Armed them. Trained them. They weren't cops, they were deputies. Not professionals, just men of honor and character. You never knew for sure who was or was not. They didn't flaunt their power. Most of these men were WWII vets. Men who had been military trained. There were enough and they were determined to stop what was going on. That simple act was sufficient to put a stop to the situation at hand. Now we have situations like you have seen recently, flash mob violence, robberies by punks on the street, shootings in the theater, inner city gang violence. There are people in the communities who are ex military men of honor who want to see things get better. Maybe it's time to deputize them. Arm them. Let the thugs know they exist. And see what happens. Seems like knowing there are armed air marshals who just might be on board has slowed down hijackings some. What if every few blocks in troubled neighborhoods had a deputy authorized to take action if some bad stuff starts to go down. I have to believe there are men of honor who would be prepared to take back their community.

Planned Economy or Planned Destruction?

Friday, July 20, 2012

17 Things You Can Do To Defeat Obama

17 Things You Can Do To Defeat Obama

Obama Feeds America SC 17 Things You can do to defeat Obama
Imagine sitting at your kitchen table with a group of family and friends trying to figure out what you can do to save yourselves from an enemy who is coming your way from just two towns over. Wouldn’t you do ANYTHING you could to save yourself and your family? What would you do? What would you give from what you had left to defeat an approaching enemy? Would you hold back ANYTHING? VOTING IS NOT ENOUGH!

There is no one in our country that can't do something. Here are some suggestions on how to fight back.
Things You Can Do To Defeat Obama

Oh he's a "pizza" something alright! A real "pizza" work!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Great story

Charley, a new retiree-greeter at Wal-Mart, just couldn't seem to get to work on time. Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean-shaven, sharp-minded and a real credit to the company and obviously demonstrating their "Older Person Friendly" policies.
One day the boss called him into the office for a talk.
"Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang-up job when you finally get here; but your being late so often is quite bothersome."
"Yes, I know boss, and I am working on it."
"Well good, you are a team player. That's what I like to hear.
Yes sir, I understand your concern and I will try harder.
Seeming puzzled, the manager went on to comment,
I know you're retired from the Armed Forces. What did they say to you there if you showed up in the morning late so often?"
The old man looked down at the floor, then smiled. He chuckled quietly, then said with a grin,
"They usually saluted and said, Good morning, Admiral, can I get your coffee, sir?"
Photo: DISTURBING NEWS:  Convert From Islam to Christianity Beheaded on Egyptian TV  Video footage of a convert from Islam to Christianity being murdered by Muslims has been shown on Egyptian TV. The graphic incident was aired on a program called Egypt Today. The footage shows a young man being held down by masked men with a knife to his throat. One man chants a number of Muslim prayers in Arabic, mostly condemning Christianity. The man holding the knife to the Christian convert’s throat begins to cut, slowly severing the head amid cries of “Allahu Akbar” (“god is great”).   The Egypt Today presenter was visibly distressed by the scenes. Then, referring to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis, who together held the majority of seats in the country’s parliament at that time, he asked, “How are such people supposed to govern Egypt?”   The footage of this brutal beheading is the latest alarming indication of the violent threat to religious freedom in the post-Arab Spring order.   Please pray about this very disturbing trend in Egypt.   Pray that the courage of this martyred Christian, and his faith that would not waver unto death, would reach out and transform the hearts of those who saw him die for his convictions.   SHARE this Post with your family and friends.
Photo: The "Christian" majority...
Photo: There is only ONE road with God and it is a narrow one!
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New Books for your Child's Library from the Current Administration:

The Little Engine That Couldn't Without Federal Assistance.
Bob The You Didn't Builder
One Fish, Two Fish, Your Fish is My Fish
My Little Crony - Solynderella
The Indian In The Cupboard Is Elizabeth Warren
Heather Has Two Mommies Without Jobs
Fun with Dick and Jane Living Under a Bridge
False Expectations

A Cause of Persistent Poverty - Self Sabotage

This is a tough one. If a person can't see themselves out of poverty, they will stay in poverty. I'm not talking about imagining a new caddy with a picture on the fridge. I mean really knowing in your knower that you are going to come out of it.

Many people come into money or prosperity for a season and piddle it away.
Sometimes it's guilt, an improper view of one's self and sometimes it's just self destructive behavior. While they talk a good game, they really don't believe that they deserve success, so they subconsciously derail any opportunity for achievement. Many people inherit assets, get an enviable job and then squander the opportunity to keep what they have received and achieved. Soon it's gone and they have sabotaged their success.

I know about this because I have been one of these. In the last 12 years a million and a half dollars has passed thru my hands. I achieve great things and then find myself starting over. I hate the fact that I live in great potential. "There is no heavier burden than great potential". Linus from Peanuts.

To keep myself on the right track, I have to constantly keep my thought life under control. I have to constantly battle personal sin that would beset me. I live a constant life of repentance and forgiveness first of myself. IF I live in guilt I will self sabotage.

I know this much, wealth starts from within. It is an inner game. Self Sabotage comes from the heart and the antidote is dealing with the issues of the heart. I really believe that it is a FEAR OF SUCCESS that is at the heart of this cause of poverty. Our personal vices, sorrows, failings will eventually cause us to self sabotage because we don't believe we deserve what is coming our way. Self sabotage is when we declare that we want a thing and then go about making certain it doesn't happen. That's a tough way too live and will keep us in poverty.

A testimony on overcoming this syndrome:
I received a precious promise from God at a Crusader church 18 months ago. It was a dark time financially for me. I was in a rough place and feeling defeated. I received this word not from any human, but in my Spirit. Spirit to spirit. I was given a promise that if I would trust HIM and believe (not self sabotage) he would provide for me at a certain level that frankly was hard to believe for. He even gave me the amount he would provide. He has been as good as his word. To the penny. It's a decent 6 figure number. One thing that overcomes Self Sabotage is a sure word of the Lord. It's why I am so committed to the prophetic for his People. IF GOD says your are about to come into a certain level of provision, are you going to easily sabotage that? I don't think so.

The prophetic word will trump your self doubts (Sabotage)...if you just believe GOD!

I did and I haven't been able to sabotage the flow... That is a victory of the heart.

Thank You Jesus


It's recognized by many psychologists, self sabotage. I have read about it for years. Remember, I have a full library of books on business, economics, motivation and related psychological treatises. I have made it a life's study to know all there is to know about success and failure. Poverty and Prosperity. I have known many people that have manifested this. They make a lot of money and then subconsciously drive themselves to end up broke because they don't think they really deserve it. Guilt about having something that others don't have. Some lottery winners do this. It is not all my personal story, yet I recognize some of this in my own life. I am pretty introspective and honest with myself. Having been a very wealthy person twice and almost broke three times I spot some of this pattern. I have had my ups and downs. Some people think it's because I am a risk taker, that it is an entrepreneurs fate to ride the roller coaster. They celebrate such, Col Sanders and JC Penny. That they will put it all on red. That's why getting what amounts to a check from the mouth of God in a prophetic promise silenced the syndrome. Yes, it is true, I am a builder, willing to take a chance. I am unwilling to allow what amounts to a lie of the devil to keep me down. The darkness hates light. Bringing this to the light helps all of us as it points out things that are traps. I think it's a significant issue that robs many of their provision and prosperity. Every one of the things I have posted, some of which have angered some, are hammered out on the anvil of experience and are proven by professional observation. IF any of what I have written has made any of you angry, it is an indication that you need to examine your heart. The only chicken that squawks is the one that is hit when a stone is thrown into the flock.
In the case of little Looseneck Jenkins...Tyrone u ARE the father!!!! Bahahahahah!!!! *DyMpLeZ*
There is only ONE person who can give us real change...Jesus Christ!
Closed Circuit for my trader friends. John Garfield and others. There is a historic opportunity in the Futures market. Corn and Beans are currently Dec Corn 7.72 Jan Beans 16.31. That's a ratio of 2.11 corn to beans. Historically this is an average of 2.3 YET, the corn crop is some worse than people think but late rains will fill the pods in the bean crop. Better than we think. I believe that Short one bean, long two corn in the storage months is a good safe bet. I think there can be two dollars in there to sink back to $13 in the beans. That is a pretty good profit. One could do it with options but not make quite as much money. Here is a trader's view in April before the crop was in. He was right on the beans then...but now... I think he will be upside down.

Let me explain what the REAL problem is. Romney' tax return is over 500 pages long. It's complicated. Hard to understand. Easily misread and misinterpreted. It would certainly be distorted by an uninformed uneducated press corp and twisted by a simpleton opposition team. I wouldn't give them the return. It's too dangerous. Just before the election...maybe. OR give it to them to inspect but not a copy of with a complete summary of the nuances. I'm not a big shot, but I have had 100 page returns. It's easy to do if you have many sources of income and offsets. IF you were stupid and wanted to make me look bad you could find things from my return that would make me look crooked or privileged. Even me. How much more Romney. Don't bother Mitt. You focus on the real issues and let them holler about the returns. It's all smoke and mirrors and if they did get a copy, they wouldn't understand it.
A new report just out by Earnst and Young, a non partisan Accounting firm that analyzed the upcoming tax increases have forecast that with 13 million people out of work, these increases will mean another 3/4 of a million will be jobless. The problem is not the tax, the problem is it falls disproportionally on those corporations that hire the bulk of the people in the USA. The S Corp structures. Obama says 97 percent of small businesses won't see this impact. They are the sellers on Ebay and the small hobby shops. I won't. Yet, those who hire a hundred or so and have decent incomes will get hit hard. They will not hire, lay people off in order to pay the taxes. IF you don't believe me, read this, read the news from Earnst and Young. Of course the white house is fighting back, but facts are facts and this is a boneheaded move that has been proposed. Obama's policy will kill more jobs. There's only so much profit and money generated in a business. IF the owner has to pay more taxes he has to get rid of people to find the money. It's that simple. You would think someone had read at least ONE book on economics in the white house?
Planned Parenthood says President Obama is their "champion" for abortion.   Share the truth behind President Obama's pro-abortion record:
Planned Parenthood says President Obama is their "champion" for abortion.

Share the truth behind President Obama's pro-abortion record:

Black mobs’ Knockout Game raising alarms

 How can we stop the Black on White Mob Violence in our Cities?  This will escalate and when people start taking action, this won't end well. We have a race war on our hands and the aggressors are kids.

Black mobs’ Knockout Game raising alarms

Getting out of the Poverty Box

I am coming to the conclusion that the barrier or stepping stone to prosperity is wrapped up in part by our attitude towards those who have "Made It". One looks at them and says to themselves, "How in the world did THEY ever make it"? Another looks at them and says to themselves "How in the world can I make it". One looks at the prosperous and shakes their head side to side. Another looks at the prosperous and shakes their head up and down. One sees their situation and says, "Things will NEVER change". Another sees their situation and says "Thing are GOING to Change". Which are you. Which am I? Remember the word says: "So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever". 2 Corinthians 4:18 Your situation is not permanent, Its SUBJECT TO CHANGE...But if it's going to be...It's up to ME (or you) who can do all things thru the anointed one and his anointing power residing in YOU. Philippians 4:13 (Gene's Paraphrase, but I believe it to be accurate in the Greek) If you are a Bible Scholar, argue with me...I stand by it. Now who's report will you believe??

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

1001 Reasons to Vote Against Barack Obama: Complete Edition

 In case you had any doubts and were squishy in the head enough to still vote for the fraud in chief...Here are 1001 reasons why to NOT

1001 Reasons to Vote Against Barack Obama: Complete Edition

Cause of Poverty - Stupidity and Foolishness - Refusing Instruction

If you ignore criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace; if you accept correction, you will be honored. Proverbs 13:18

The Proverb is self explanatory. Poverty and disgrace comes to those who are too full of themselves (prideful) to accept instruction, feedback or even if it comes to that, Criticism. There are wise ones, ones with words of life and correction that can steer you back on the road and away from poverty. Advisers, Mentors, Friends. IF you seek their counsel, you must be careful to heed what you hear. You don't have to do all they say, but some of what they share with you is going to be words of life. The lone wolf is easy pickings for the pack. Of course you will want to be first instructed from God's word. Others however will have insight into your life that you will need to escape poverty. Select well those who will speak into your life. It MAY NOT always be a Pastor. Many of them are not wise. IF you have the right counsel on your quest to avoid poverty some of teh advise will be hard to follow. You may have to give up a pattern in your life that is taking you nowhere. Hearing wisdom is worthwhile but acting on it is golden. Listen for God to speak to you as you seek counsel. He will use the voice of others to offer instruction.

YET... in spite of this admonition, sometimes poverty results from stupidity. From raw foolishness. Those who do not value wisdom in good counsel will NEVER experience success.

Hear the word of the Lord as Wisdom Speaks:
32 “And so, my children, listen to me,
for all who follow my ways are joyful.
33 Listen to my instruction and be wise.
Don’t ignore it.
34 Joyful are those who listen to me,
watching for me daily at my gates,
waiting for me outside my home!
35 For whoever finds me finds life
and receives favor from the Lord.
36 But those who miss me injure themselves.
All who hate me love death.”
Proverbs 8:32-36

Foolish behavior repels wealth and prosperity from your life. Foolish people spend money on things and entertainment they do not need. They are seduced by the idea of "I deserve a break today". No you don't if you can't pay for it. Worse then that, people who stay in poverty make shaky investments because they trust the WRONG people. Those who look like, act like, seem like you are most often the ones you have to watch out for the most. The good ole boy syndrome. When he saunters up to you and starts his soft soap routine....RUN. That's in my culture. Every culture has these con artists. Look out for them and run.

It takes wisdom to avoid poverty and develop true wealth. Cultivate wisdom by studying history, time in prayer, seeking the Lord in decisions (always go with the peace) and consuming the word of God.

There are so many examples, I even hesitate to review them all. The guy who spends 300 dollars on a special foot pedal for his hot rod but his kids have no milk. The woman who spends $300 dollars a month on Hair products, Manicures, Makeup, clothes and the beauty shop and at the same time needs food stamps to make it every month. The man who spends money on movies and sports attendance but can't fill his car with gasoline to get to work.

In another post on my wall there has been discussion about weddings and the extravagant cost they have come to. There is a reason the Brides magazines are the thickest magazines on the shelf. These have become such productions that they have lost significance. The average wedding in America now costs $25,600 dollars. People live together (they call it fianceeing) and even have children together so they can afford the big white wedding. I see it all the time. If you have the money and want to spend in excess of twenty five grand on 5 hours of entertainment, have at it. IF you are living on the ragged edge, wisdom says, forget it. Get married. Avoid debt. The subject of the post in question was the incredibly lavish wedding of a famous evangelist that cost nearly $1,200,000. Yup. The dress $65,000. If she could afford it (and I question that) it set a pattern that many young women who saw that spectacle on TBN and attempted to model that in their own wedding. The net result is marriages that either never happen because they stay living together in fiance mode or the beg, borrow and steal the money to guarantee them a position of poverty the first day of their married life.

Foolishness and Stupidity. I know those are hard words, but excusing something that is foolish as a cultural thing is just stupid. We have cultural things in my background that still make no we don't.

If you want to get out of or avoid poverty, have sound counsel around you and avoid the obvious foolish stupid choices that further impoverish.

One other fact. Credit cards are dangerous to foolish people. Payday loans are dangerous. Title loans are dangerous. IF you want to get out of debt...stop borrowing money.. That much is clear.

I don't write this hard for pleasure, I'm hoping that by my words some will caus someone to stop and reflect on a decisions, expenditure or investment they are about to make. If you decide not to, it cost you nothing. One investment is sound. The Kingdom. Invest in building the Kingdom and the KING is obligated to pour it back to you. I know this from experience.

Cause of Poverty - Not Understanding the Truth About Money

Many very poor people have spent their lives pursuing Wealth, Riches, Money and spend all their time just trying to get rich. That is a trap. It is the ultimate deception of money.

"He also that received seed among the thorns is he that hears the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful". Matthew 13:22

"Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction". Timothy 6:9-10 & 1 Timothy 6:17: "Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy".

Show me a person in poverty who is trying to "show up rich" by a car, clothes or jewelry and I will show them a person trapped by the lies of satan that will plunge them into ruin and destruction.

We have to present ourselves well..but not stupid. The poor do not understand the true nature of money. Money doesn't really exist outside of our acceptance of it as a medium of exchange. There is no money in reality. If the federal reserve wants to create money, it taps a few keys on the computer, moves a decimal point and presto, money appears. We all have more. THEN..if the federal reserve makes the decision we have too much money in the system, a few more taps and presto your savings disappears. Money vanishes. Like the is an illusion. There is no spoon. There is no money. I won't write more on this, I don't want to freak you out, but if you understood the real nature of money you would understand that it is just a way of keeping score and storing up productivity for a short while. It only works in the flow.

Oh, it's important. We need it. We should work for it. But money is by it's nature fickle and fiat.

When people chase money, riches wealth, they end up poor. That axiom is true. A few hit it rich for a little while, but if the underlying character that understands what it is lacking...poverty will follow as sure as night follows day.

Money is the net result of your value to others. What others perceive you to deliver to them that they want continued in their life. IF you bring nothing, you get nothing. Money is NOT a zero sum game (except in the government's eyes). The slice of the pie you get doesn't have to be taken from another to be given to you, the pie can be enlarged and everyone gets more.

You will get more by helping others get what they want then by trying to get what you want. Your hand reaching to help another helps you up. Besides, Father wants you to know that he will take good care of you. Remember the birds of the air...etc

"Greedy people try to get rich quick but don't realize they're headed for poverty". Proverbs 28:22

They sell their whole soul for money and money doesn't even exist. Poverty of the worst kind.

People think I support Mitt Romney simply because is a republican

There are many things I admire about Mitt Romney:

  1. He is a family man, loyal and loving of wife and children
  2. He has raised up some fine young men as sons
  3. He is loyal to his church, even was on the mission field for them as is required
  4. He has been successful in business more than once, had to make payroll
  5. He has held elective office and governed a troubled state with positive results
  6. He has managed a large complex organization (The Olympics) with success
  7. He has a family heritage that speaks solid conservative values
  8. He is in spite of his heritage a self made man - it was a demand of his father
  9. His life is an open book, we know more about him than almost anyone
  10. He has a deep understanding of economic realities and knows how to make them work for good.
  11. He's a good speaker and takes issues on without notes

His record is such that it is hard for me to dislike the man for himself. He certainly is fully well qualified to become President of the United States. That much is clear.

Yet, there are things that bother me. I wish they weren't there.

  • He implemented a model of socialized medicine I don't approve that is now replicated in part by Obamacare.
  • He lacks the conservative core convictions that I wish he had. He can be squishy
  • He is free market driven but may have some tentacles in business that will be troublesome as a president.
  • Sometimes when he speaks I have a sense that what I am hearing has been focus group vetted
  • He has supported positions in the past that are not what he supports now, at least by he says. He was once Pro Choice. Now not.
  • He is the Republican Establishment's Choice for POTUS...that's not a good thing
  • His heterodox religion is strange, but so was JFK's at the time. I recall well.
  • His capacity to be blown about by the wind of popularity will cause him to be weaker than I wish he were. Fear of man is a snare.
  • He has not surrounded himself with the people he will need to govern well..yet
  • He has not yet demonstrated the fire in the belly that he will need to win.

Yet for all that, he has one attribute that trumps all his negatives. He is not at heart a socialist nor does he lean toward communist values. He doesn't believe government is the answer to everything. IF he has a conservative congress (House and Senate) and a populace that demands it, he can undo some of the destruction that has been wrought the last four years we have a chance to survive as a nation. We are so close to falling off the edge of the earth, while I don't think he can save us alone at least politically, he won't press the accelerator down and drive us over the cliff like the crazed Thelma and Louise President we are suffering now.

In other words, Romney's biggest attribute is, he ISN'T Barack Hussein Obama.

Therefore, I will do all in my power to see he is elected President of the USA. I am willing to set aside my misgivings for the weaknesses for the better. All change is not improvement, this much we have learned to date, but there is no improvement without change.

I am hoping for a change for the BETTER than we have now in the White House

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

People think I hate President Obama....Not TRUE

He has many qualities I admire
1. He's a gifted orator when he's well rehearsed. (Not great ad libber)
2. He's a nice looking man - Some women would even say sexy
3. He dresses well
4. He has good manners and good social skills when he needs them
5. He loves his wife and she seems to love him
6. He's a great daddy to his girls
7. He's from Chicago, my adopted home town
8. He likes good music
9. He's a good singer
10. He keeps in good shape and eats a well balanced diet

Those are admirable qualities. As admirable as they are, they do not qualify him at any level for the job he signed up for nearly 4 years ago. History has shown what many of us knew early on. He is unqualified at many levels to be President of the USA. He has many good qualities that garnered him votes in 2008. Those good qualities that fooled some once will not fool all of them again.

Here's why I believe he is unqualified to be President and should not be re-elected.

He has surrounded himself with people who do not respect the law nor the constitution
He has made fiat appointments (Czars) and executive orders rather than legislate
He has a very poor understanding of business operations having never been there
He is ignorant in basic economic theory and their arguments for and against
He has a bias toward socialism and a friendliness with Communism that bothers me
He doesn't seem to grasp how much the world sees him as weak and spineless
He can't seem to get the respect of the armed services as commander in chief
He has connections to Chicago corruption that is troublesome... many
He has not been effective in allowing the economy to expand
He has a belief in government beyond it's capacity for influence. General Motors IE
He is not passionate about the USA in it's exceptionalism as a nation of destiny
He has a religion that is not really Christian, yet says the right words
He is what most people in business would call an empty suit. All hat and no cattle.

His refusal to deal with illegal immigration even at a minimal level, a failure to support the defense of marriage act, his support of abortion and same sex marriage, his desire to see guns out of the hands of citizens, his hobbling of the energy sector by a refusal to grant permits, his blatant crony capitalism which enriches his friends and impoverishes the rest of us.

The list is and can be longer then that. He has never met a payroll. Has never held a real job in his life. His senatorial stature at the state and national level was limited. He voted seldom, didn't sponsor much of consequence and his most common voting status was PRESENT

Last and most troubling, he persists in asking for things he won't provide. We know little about his school days, his life as a young person, his heroes (actually we know one, FRANK, and it's terrifying that this man is a hero), his childhood. We know nothing other than the official things HE provides. Why not lay the cupboard open as he is asking Romney to do? I will create such a list for Romney as well. Not tonight, but when you hold them up beside each other, Romney isn't perfect...but he's a darn-sight better as a presidential candidate then Obama is after one term.

Reason for Poverty - Slothfulness - the attitude. a spirit

This seems like low hanging fruit. It's easy to say people are poor because they are lazy. THAT"S NOT WHAT THIS MEANS.

Even the hardest worker can be slothful. In complete disclosure, I struggle with this demon.

A slothful attitude (spirit) is always on the lookout for reasons of inaction. It's not time yet. Someone else will take care of it. It's not my job. They might be diligent at their own work assignment, but they are quick to point out why other things around them are not in their "lane". While I agree with the idea of "Stay in your Lane" it has the negative effect of implying, "It's not my job".

The slothful attitude will complain about being tired, discontent, not feeling it right now or claiming not to fully understand the situation enough to take action. The Spirit of Busyness is a sister to this spirit. "I'm so busy I can't take care of this.. Someone else will have to..."

The slothful attitude shirks responsibility and then complains (many times privately) that no one appreciates them. (I own this tee shirt)

A slothful attitude will allow a great city like Chicago to fall off the edge (as it is). THE OTHER has to take care of this. Poverty is the result. Look all around you.

IF we are to escape the spirit of sloth we must begin to uplift others, accept responsibility for more than "our Lane". We must become better informed about the situations around us, not expect someone to give us bullet points to tickle our ears.

To escape the spirit of sloth we must work harder, longer and with the highest level of excellence possible. Even if others around you make fun of your diligence, your future depends on your choice of attitude.

This translates to church. One of the reasons we don't always have the neighborhood impact we should have is we are only diligent in our "Lane". I walk by some of the storefront churches and even those in large facilities and see garbage up and down the street. Beer cans and condoms on the sidewalk in front of the "Church". Dirty windows. Filth. That means for someone to come to your church they have to walk thru hell to get there. The church I attend on Sunday mornings is in the suburbs. On nearly every Saturday I make a pass thru the parking lot and around the building. I pick up the beer cans and condoms (yes people have sex in a church parking lot) and all the other garbage laying around so that people Sunday morning won't have to walk over or around the junk. I don't publicize this, but you have to know this is not theory to me.

Many city churches think that keeping the neighborhood around them tidy is the city's job. That is a spirit of sloth. It makes them look like they are and will stay in a poverty mentality.

Country of Texas

Please note that Texas is the only state with a legal right to secede from the Union . (Reference the Texas-American Annexation Treaty of 1848.)

We Texans love y'all, but we'll probably have to take action if Barack Obama wins the election. We'll miss you too.

Here is what can happen:

1: Barack Hussein Obama is President of the United States , and Texas secedes from the
Union in summer of 2013.

2: George W. Bush will become the President of the Republic of Texas .
You might not think that he talks too pretty, but we haven't had another terrorist attack,
and the economy was fine until the effects of the Democrats lowering the qualifications for home loans came to roost.

So what does Texas have to do to survive as a Republic?

1. NASA is just south of Houston , Texas . We will control the space industry.

2. We refine over 85% of the gasoline in the United States .

3. Defense Industry--we have over 65% of it. The term "Don't mess with Texas ," will take on a whole new meaning.

4. Oil - we can supply all the oil that the Republic of Texas will need for the next 300 years.
What will the other states do? Gee, we don't know. Why not ask Obama?

5. Natural Gas - again we have all we need, and it's too bad about those Northern States. John Kerry and Al Gore will have to figure out a way to keep them warm....

6. Computer Industry - we lead the nation in producing computer chips and communications equipment -small companies like Texas Instruments, Dell Computer, EDS, Raytheon, National Semiconductor,Motorola, Intel, AMD, Atmel, Applied Materials, Ball Microconductor, Dallas Semiconductor, Nortel, Alcatel, etc, etc. The list goes on and on.

7. Medical Care - We have the research centers for cancer research, the best burn centers and the top trauma units in the world, as well as other large health centers. The Houston Medical Center alone employees over 65,000 people.

8. We have enough colleges to keep us getting smarter: University of
Texas , Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Texas Christian, Rice, SMU, University
of Dallas , University of Houston , Baylor, UNT ( University of North
Texas ), Texas Women's University, etc. Ivy grows better in the South anyway.

9. We have an intelligent and energetic work force, and it isn't restricted by a bunch of unions.
Here in Texas , it's a Right toWork State and, therefore, it's every man and woman for themselves.
We just go out and get the job done. And if we don't like the way one company operates,
we get a job somewhere else.

10. We have essential control of the paper, plastics, and insurance industries, etc.

11. In case of a foreign invasion, we have the Texas National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard,
and several military bases. We don't have an Army, but since everybody down here has at least six
rifles and a pile of ammo, we can raise an Army in 24 hours if we need one. If the situation really
gets bad, we can always call the Department of Public Safety and ask them to send over the Texas Rangers.

12. We are totally self-sufficient in beef, poultry, hogs, and several types of grain, fruit and vegetables,
and let's not forget seafood from the Gulf. Also, everybody down here knows how to cook them so
that they taste good. Don't need any food.

13. Three of the ten largest cities in the United States, and twenty- three of the 100 largest cities in
the United States , are located inTexas. And Texas also has more land than California , New York ,
New Jersey , Connecticut , Delaware , Hawaii , Massachusetts , Maryland , Rhode Island and
Vermont combined.

14. Trade: Three of the ten largest ports in the United States are located in Texas .

15. We also manufacture cars down here, but we don't need to. You see, nothing rusts in
Texas , so our vehicles stay beautiful and run well for decades.

This just names a few of the items that will keep the Republic of Texas in good shape.
There isn't a thing out there that we need and don't have.

Now to the rest of the United States under President Obama: Since you won't have the refineries
to get gas for your cars, only President Obama will be able to drive around in his big 5 mpg SUV.
The rest of the United States will have to walk or ride bikes.

You won't have any TV as the Space Center in Houston will cut off satellite communications.
You won't have any natural gas to heat your homes, but since Mr. Obama has predicted global warming,
you will not need the gas as long as you survive the 2000 years it will take to get enough
heat from Global Warming.

The People of Texas

P.S. This is not a threatening letter - just a note to give you something to think about!


Monday, July 16, 2012

If this doesn't get you motivated nothing will!

Think about it! Four more years might bring us to THIS!

46 years ago today

Hot Saturday afternoon. Wind was blowing. Friends and family gathered. First Lutheran Church Fargo. Carol and John stood. She said I do, I said I do and we did. Still do.

She 18 Me 21.
There have been rocky roads, some very hard.

Yet the destination has been worth the sometimes hard journey. I wouldn't take nothing for my journey now.

She has been more wonderful than I deserve. I have not always been the man I wish I were or that she thinks I am sometimes. we are. Together. In love.

Anniversary Blessings to my Precious Peggy.

Cause of Poverty -- Poor Character

If you go into prison and ask the men imprisoned there what personal attributes they have that are positive (I have done this in prison ministry). Nearly all of them will have included in their self appraisals that they are HONEST, Truthful, Sincere, Good Men in a bad situation. In ten years of Prison ministry it never ceased to amaze. If they were so honest, WHY are they there??? Just this last week a guy who I worked with in prison ministry went back to prison for theft. YET...he told me many times how honest he was when I was one on one with him, working side by side.

I know people who are as cheap, stingy and miserly as anyone on earth (would make Ebenezer Scrooge blush) ...yet from those same people they will say, "I am the most giving person I know". Self delusion about our own character is astounding.

Character is being and knowing who you really are and then trying to do better. Good Character is desirable and attractive to others. In business I want to do business with people who are as good as their word. Who if they say they are going to do a thing, make a payment, deliver a good or a service, you can write it on the wall. Their word truly IS their bond. You would trust them with ten thousand dollars and expect it to be taken care of and returned intact.

Poor character leads to financial problems when people make promises with their mouth that the rest of them can't keep, trying to remember what they told who leads to low self esteem, con game strategies that cause all kinds of protective gyrations (no one is smart enough to pull this off for long). Poor character often comes from toxic relationships continued with people of bad character. That can lead to legal troubles. The list of people who were cheated, shorted or stiffed means that person has a deep hole to dig out of even if their debts are forgiven. Bad Character equals a bad reputation. Poor character damages relationships you wish would be better.

To attract prosperity, we need to do better in our character. The ones who hold the key to our breakout of poverty and breakthru to prosperity are attracted to dependability, integrity, honesty. This means if you make an appointment to see someone, show up ON TIME. IF you say you are going to begin a project or a meeting at a certain time and complete it at a certain time they can mark it down. It is NOT a cultural thing that everything and everyone starts and ends late. That showing up on time is not our culture. It's just poor character. Even in Church life, the most prosperous and successful ministries do exactly what they said, start and end exactly on time. Yes, we need time for the Holy Spirit to move, but mostly it's the guy with the mike who can't stay silent for HIM to do his work.

You will see that I am staying clear of the spiritual causes of poverty ... for now. They are easy. Most people can stand up and holler when they come up. They have been over taught WRONGLY for too long. When I have exhausted the mental attitudes and negative behaviors that manifest themselves in poverty... I will address the poverty from Spiritual causes. Too many itching ear preachers talk about all the spiritual components because they are afraid to confront their members on the behavior and attitudes that keep them locked in lack. As a result they have a congregation of a thousand who give like they were a hundred. I'm hoping that by coming against the attitudes and behaviors first that we will admit to ourselves why we are where we are. I am tired of poor saints staying poor. It's high time we come up higher...much higher. But we have to start with the Strongholds of poverty in the Mind and the Behaviors that they manifest that keep them there. I know too many saints who have read all the books on prosperity printed by the prosperity teachers, can rehearse the principles, but still languish in lack. Time to bring to the fore those things that keep us there. The Kingdom of God NEEDS you to Prosper. I know I will offend some, but as the old saying goes, that which offends the mind, reveals the heart. Some minds need to be offended so hearts are revealed.

Build better character and get out of that hole you are in. It starts with YOU. Your character determines the kind of life you will lead. The life you lead may indicate your character. If you are always on the will not make it.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Taking Down the Second Amendment: The Connection between Fast and Furious and the Trayvon Martin Case

This is outrageous. I know this isn't politically correct...but it's time to tell the truth

On February 26, 2012, a neighborhood watch captain was attacked by a thug. Trayvon Martin had already been expelled three times in the school year. In one case, twelve pieces of women's jewelry were found in his backpack. His Twitter, MySpace, and YouTube accounts reveal him as a gangsta wannabe, into drugs (and possibly dealing) and screwing "bitches." On the night February 26, "No-Limit Niggah" bought some Skittles and an Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail. Mixed with codeine, they're the ingredients for a cocktail called "Lean" that he seems to have been fond of.

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