Friday, July 27, 2012


Going to be traveling today.
Offering up Number 3 of the Core Skill Set's every person should have. IF you have children, these should be on their agenda in your helping them grow.

Learn to Play team sports ...not being a spectator only. (we are a nation of spectators)
Learn to Maintain fitness ..well
Learn Games that will serve you for life: Bridge, Chess, and others
Learn to Snow Ski, Skate, Ride a horse, Drive a boat (gas and row), Sail
Learn to throw and catch a ball (several kinds) without breaking a finger
Learn to swim a half mile, tread water for a half hour and float for an hour
Learn to ride a bike well, motorized or not
Learn to fly a kite, preferably one you made by hand and bring it down in one piece

Mastery of these simple skills will allow you to be part of whatever you choose.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

In Chicago

Photo: Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so things can fall together. NEVER GIVE UP!!!
Essential Skill Set 2 -

Outdoor Skills

Hiking with others all day without getting a rash, bitten or lost. Developed sense of direction, know which way is north, tell time by the sun.

Bait a hook, catch a fish, reel it in, remove the hook, clean the fish (boneless filleting) and cook it well.

Plan and manage a weekend camping trip.. know about wildlife to not fear wrongly, show respect for all life, animals, even insects and snakes all have their place.

Proper respect for a gun. How to shoot, understand, and take care of a weapon. (Never ever point it at anything you don't intend to kill).
Skill-set 1-
Practical Skills
Type type type. A child is never too young to develop good keyboard skills touch typing with both hands in qwerty.

Should be able to set up and install everything regarding their own computer system without help and do basic troubleshooting.

Learn to drive a stick shift. Change a tire. Change Oil. Check a code. Check all fluid levels accurately. Maintain proper air pressure. Learn how it works well enough to at least deal with it when it all goes wrong. The chain automobile repair shops LOVE ignorant customers. They make their margins on them. The rest of them are just sales of hours.
I mentioned that I was cleaning out old files. Much was notes from teaching. I threw most, but kept a few jewels. One of them was a list of 15 skill sets that every child, particularly boys, must have before they turn 18 years old. I'm not talking about those challenged, I'm talking about well rounded bright boys. IF they have these 15 skills it will give theme a confident positive attitude, open the door to developing more and create as sense of mastrey. SO, look for them. Essential Skill-sets. I'll do one tonight. I suspect there will be some adults who will say they never got this down. It's not too late to start. I did look on the internet to see what others say. The skills they talked about was how to use google, how to make a good mixed drink and how to score a baseball game. This is not that. These are skills that will give anyone confidence to face whatever comes along. Even if we have a catastrophe in this land. These skills will serve them well.
Bill O'Reilly recently RIPPED PBS liberal Bill Moyers for BLAMING the NRA on the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.

O'Reilly calls Moyers comments, "so DUMB it hurts."

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Photo: Bill O'Reilly recently RIPPED PBS liberal Bill Moyers for BLAMING the NRA on the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.  O'Reilly calls Moyers comments, "so DUMB it hurts."  'LIKE' and 'SHARE' if you AGREE with O'Reilly!!
In honor of the three men who died in the Colorado shooting while protecting their girlfriends with their bodies! I hope they know what an incredible sign of love they've showed us all.
I am doing a series on the 15 core skill sets. I have a suspicion as we go along you will discover that the reason so many are unemployed or unemployable is because they don't possess these skill sets at even a basic level. I know this is true. People aren't available to fill these positions... they don't have the SKILLS. OJT and a College degree is not the point. They are not preparing people to be skilled. SKILLS are the key. One skill I mentioned today was the skill of orientation. Finding north and not getting lost. I had a truck driver once who couldn't read a map, and even if he had been someplace before, he was so bad at finding his way, he couldn't find it again. Constantly lost. That's not mental disorder, that's a lack of skill. I had to let him go. He's still unemployed.

I didn't Get this

Only Smart People would Get this... :D

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Whole Series

I finished the whole series on getting out of poverty. It's found here in serial format. If you wanted to read it... GO Here

A former Obama Supporter goes back and talks to her stupid self

Roots of Poverty - The Spiritual Causes

There are TEN core spiritual roots of poverty. They have been preached, taught, written about with full on prosperity ministries built on these truths. They ARE all true, but Jesus warned that if you cast out a demon (a lie bought that is torn down by good teaching) and don't replace that empty space with something, the demon will return with seven others worse than him.

This is what has gone on in many poor communities. They have heard it, read it and tried it. For a brief moment it was of benefit. Light came. And then because the cultural and behavioral strongholds, they weren't changed they slid back into poverty. Hopelessness rose up. The dreams they had were deferred. Hope deferred made the heart sick. They became immune to hearing truth. "Heard it, Tried it, it didn't work".

You can know, believe and activate all the spirituals regarding getting out of poverty, but if you do nothing about the cultural, mental and behavioral, it would have been better you never heard.

Here they are, No Surprises. What makes me sad is there is a preacher or two who is going to jump on these and decide to preach a series on the Spirituals. He will have a ministry time, yell loud, cast out all kinds of demons, pray in tongues really long and send the poor folks on their way to fall right back in the pit. It's easier than tackling the blatantly ignored causes. I offer them with fear of that potential:

1. Being bound by a Spirit of Poverty. Rich and poor can be oppressed by this. It's the idea of "I don't have enough". It focuses on the impossibles in your life. A miser can have a spirit of poverty. Poverty people are more bound by price than value. It is a real spirit. It can and should be cast out. BUT it must be replaced by right behavior and attitudes or worse will return.

2. Living under the curse. Always getting the lemon. Everything breaks down. Nothing lasts. Sickness and disease plagues your life and robs you. Money just flows thru your hands and there's nothing in it. Being aware of God's passion to provide and protect you is critical. Study it out. AND, being in line with curse breaking behaviors from Deut 28 and Malachi 3. can have the curse broken off and then return back UNDER the curse.

3. Diminishing God. Making our poverty, problems and situations so big in our eyes that it diminishes GOD. Many make God smaller than he is by failing to recognize his provision and protection in abundance in our lives. This results in a lack of thankfulness. Thanklessness blocks God from providing.

4. Despising the Word of GOD. This one is hard. It is a cause. We say, we would never despise the word of God, yet, we refuse to believe it when it comes to protection and provision. We don't take our stand on HIS word. We become lukewarm in our belief...and unbelief is equal to despising. This is one I have recently had to deal with.

5. Praying amiss. The selfish, greedy prayers of saints stops GOD cold from providing and protecting. Prayers focused on wealth, fame, glory and other selfish pursuits will go unanswered. In fact, the opposite is true. When we pray and rehearse our problems to God, complaining about our situation, that becomes amiss. Pray to the Omniscient Father. He already knows and understands. Pray in hope, joy, peace and deliverance. That is the prayer that gets results. Otherwise it's "a miss"!

6. Deceit Fraud and Vanity. This one is hard, but I have seen it. IF you trust God for your provision and protection to get you our of poverty, you won't need shortcuts. You won't need to manipulate people and things. Gaming God is always a bad plan. Keep yourself tender in this area and when that little voice inside you says NO, stop. You don't want to curse yourself. Ill gotten gain may offer short term relief but in the end will lead to damage in your spiritual life, your reputation and short circuit your future prosperity.

7. A rebellious heart. It always starts with an attitude of "I don't care but..." It causes people to not do what they clearly heard GOD tell them to do and the consequences are staggering. RE - BAALing is returning to Baal. It's idolatry. IF we can learn to walk by faith and not by sight we will experience first hand the pure joy of living in pure obedience.

8. Pride. Too proud to ask for help. To ask for direction. To ask for correction. To accept a lesser place in the short term. Pride is the ROOT of an entitlement mentality that traps people in poverty. "I Deserve This". I'm worth it. That somehow we are OWED prosperity because of our education, background, upbringing or evening up for past slights. This prideful spiritual trap bemoans the world, whines about how hard life is and wishes it weren't. It's a demon. Pride and a victim mentality are closely linked.

9. Lack of Discernment. Poor people many times are the easiest to fool. They are desperate. They are grasping at straws. Yet above all the one who would escape from poverty must have a triple helping of discernment. Just because it sounds logical doesn't mean that it is. Just because it sounds appealing, doesn't mean it's right. Being unable to discern truth from error is the root of all kinds of grief and poverty. Yet, even though it's a spiritual cause, it's not taught much. The problem is we lie to ourselves, we lie to others and that makes us vulnerable to lies. When we receive a lie, it will put us in chains. Tell the truth and learn to discern the truth. It's a spiritual gift. Don't believe EVERY spirit that comes in the name of the Lord. My biggest ripoffs in life came at the hands of people who claimed to be my brother in Christ.

10. Failure to Tithe. I know that got your attention Pastor. Yup, there are blessings and curses according to Malachi that we need to know, but there much bad teaching, much bad understanding and I won't try to dismantle the whole thing here. My advice would be, GIVE into whatever is BUILDING the Kingdom of GOD in your life. That may be your church. It may not be. IF some ministry is building the Kingdom of God in your life you owe a part of your tithe to that. One last thing, the concept of seed faith is so badly taught it has impoverished many. IF you haven't tithed, you have no seed to sow. So claiming your tithe to be your seed is unscriptural. BUT, even if you are part of a fellowship that teaches this badly, Tithe anyway. God will give you revelation and he will honor his word.

Those are the ten most obvious. There may be others, but I know these are certain spiritual roots of poverty. Funny how most of the western church spends most of their time on number ten. AND no time at all on the Blatantly Ignored Causes of Poverty that I have outlined. This is the last of the series. I will compile this into a single teaching and make it available on line. I offer notes and consultation to any Pastor, Teacher, Prophet or Apostle with the courage to get their people out of poverty and lack. It can be done. But first YOU must believe the truth.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Poverty notes

I only two more submissions on the causes of Poverty. For those who embraced them, I believe you will find your way up. For those who were angered, I hope you will discover why and examine your heart. I didn't mean to offend. Truth sometimes is offensive. Today's second to last is an extension of yesterday's. It follows. "The culture of Poverty and it's comforts".

The last one will be the ten spiritual causes of poverty. I will make a single post of them. MOST preachers have preached a ton of sermons on the spiritual causes and STILL have a congregation of people under the oppression of Poverty. It's easy preaching. IF we deal with the spiritual roots and refuse to recognize the blatantly ignored cultural reasons because they are uncomfortable, we have done no one any good at all. It's time to get real. I have tried.

Reason for Poverty - It's comfortable

What? I can hear you say it. I can't pay my bills. I can't buy food. I'm being evicted. I'm up to my ears in debt. My kids don't have shoes. Life is hard. And you think I'm comfortable???

Yes, all that you are suffering might be true, but there are comforts in poverty and if you enjoy them you'll never get out. There are 3 clear comforts in poverty:

1. The idea that the poor are somehow more noble, holy, righteous then the filthy nasty rich are. This idea makes you feel better (comfortable) but it is a lie from the pit. Even pointing to people who were intentionally poor (Mother Theresa) is a flaw. If she had needed a 747 to do a mission of mercy, 50 would have been at her disposal without a second thought. She commanded great wealth in her "poverty". IF you think all rich people are rotten, then why would you want to be our of poverty? HUH? See the trap? Now get away from the cheese.

2. Those comforting voices all around you. People with lots of advise. With lots of schemes and scams about how to find the scraps people put out for you. These bad advisers will drag you to the pit. Your mindset is created and maintained by the people you spend your time with, the people you respect, the people you take advise from. IF they are telling you no one is making it, there is no hope, only government or someone else can help then you will stay right where they are....poor. It's more comfortable to hear how you can't make it then the discomforting voice of correction.
These kinds of comforters (like Job's) will keep you down. They are trying to govern you when they can't even govern themselves. It's about pride. They never learned to follow but they want you to follow them. So they have "wise" words (sometimes couched as prophetic) that send your right into the death spiral of poverty. Learn from those who have earned the right to teach you something. Probably not clergy.

3. Resting comfortably in the problems and not the solutions. It's easy to think about, talk about, meditate on, consider and commiserate with others over the problems in our lives. It's comfortable. Sitting on the porch, ice tea in hand, talking about back in the day. We had it rough. Sounds nice doesn't it. So nice that it would be uncomfortable to break out of that mentality. To say, things are not as they should be. If you want more problems, keep talking about the ones your already have. Like attracts like. Fear attracts fears. Even conferences on poverty (government) focus so much on the problems the solutions become gigantic and expensive. Look at the war on poverty. We are poorer today because of it. FOCUS ON THE SOLUTIONS. Fix you mind on things better. Much better. Hope. Joy. All efforts to FIX poverty has done is to cause people to be comfortable.

DISCOMFORT IS YOUR FRIEND. Like the doctor who's patient said that it hurt when he did that, the doc said, "well then stop doing that".

Time to turn this thing around and get out of that comfort zone. I won't give you the elephant's tether example, I'm sure you know it. BUT your comfort zone if it is poverty is your limiting factor. You don't have to live like this.

SO Simple Even a Russian can figure it out!

Rootin' tootin' Putin is just upset Obama beat him to it!
But then again: Putin is definitely more of a capitalist, and a leader, than Obama. Now that we've got...

Monday, July 23, 2012

I said I was semi-retired. This false flag event requires comment. I can not stand silent and let this pass with out comment.

Ignored Cause of Poverty - Stasis

Sometimes we call this being stuck. We prophesy against it. We declare we are not going to be STUCK anymore. Yet It happens to all of us. It has happened to me. We get trapped by our surroundings.

You may be familiar with the Stockholm Syndrome. Look it up. It's when a person becomes comfortable, even friendly with a captor. In this case it's POVERTY that is the captor. Poverty becomes a familiar misery. It becomes a part of our identity. "I'm just a poor sinner saved by grace". It becomes easier to perpetuate our poverty then to change. This develops a victim-hood mentality and that is reinforced by making us "Eligible" for sympathy (and Welfare). Living in poverty is hard, but being comfortable (Friendly) with it is a trap.

The problem is a refusal to change. People will stay in poverty as long as it is comfortable. People avoid change until the pain of remaining the same is greater than the pain of changing. It's difficult to face.

YET, change is the only thing that works. Change of neighborhoods, change of those you hang around with, change of cities even. Change what you do for a living. The power to change is the only power you possess....that and a faith in an Unchanging GOD.

If you have become friends with Poverty, IF you are stuck, start by changing the way you talk about yourself. Not some phony baloney positive confessions that you parrot, but speaking to yourself in songs, hymns, spiritual songs and believing God for the Change you need. Here's where the prophetic comes in. You need to hear God declare change over your life. Begin by not confessing your poverty to yourself or others. Begin to break up with your friendship with poverty. Find ways to get away from pity and the other "Eligibilities" in your life. It's time to break free from the strongholds that have been built around you to keep you down.

In Gone with the Wind has Scarlett Ohara saying, "As God is my witness, as God is my witness they're not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness". She wasn't a christian, but her confession was real. You have to hate your poverty and determine to break up with it. No matter how friendly it seems, it's your enemy. Patty Hearst was a victim of Stockholm Syndrome, she joined her kidnappers. You may remember that time. Eventually she got out and was made whole. You can too.

This public school teacher wants to abolish public schools. I agree with him. Long read, but if you are a teacher, had a teacher, love a teacher, perhaps their life would be better if they worked for administrators who really cared about teaching.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Genisis Rewrite or Creation According to the Book of Barack

 1 In the beginning Govt created the heavens and the earth. Now the economy was formless and void, darkness was over the surface of the ATMs, and the Spirit of Govt was hovering over the land.
And Govt said, “Let there be spending,” and there was spending. Govt saw that the spending was good, and that it separated the light from the darkness. Govt called the spending Investments, and this he did in the first day.
Then Govt said, “Let there be roads and bridges across the waters, and let dams divide the waters from the waters.” Thus Govt made the infrastructure and the patronage jobs for eternity under the firmament from the Potomac which was above the firmament; and it was so. And Govt called the firmament Washington. This Govt did on the second day.
Then Govt said, “Let the regulations and the guidlines under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the Bureaus appear”; and it was so. 10 And Govt called the Bureaus demigovts, and the gathering together of them He called AFSCME. And Govt saw that it was good.
11 Then Govt said, “Let there be police, and firefighters, and teachers according to their kind, for they will create more jobs”; and it was so. 12 And then Govt bade the void bring forth crime, and arson, and stupidity, that each would yield seed to bring forth more police, and firefighters, and teachers, and jobs. And Govt saw that it was good. 13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.

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