Saturday, February 02, 2013

We're going to be looking for gas under $5


Unnecessary stent usage worries doctors

Lured by freebies and kickbacks from stent manufacturers, an increasing number of doctors are using the device even on heart patients who don't need them.

So blatant has this practice become that in Hyderabad, eminent cardiologist Dr D Seshagiri Rao, head, department of cardiology, Nizam's Insititute of Medicine (Nims), was caught red-handed on Monday while accepting a bribe of Rs 1.6 lakh from a stent supplier. He was arrested.

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Dear pastors:
Next time you catch someone sleeping during your service, instead of getting offended, kindly whisper to everyone to slip out of the room quietly and take the lost and found box of clothes and toss them around the sleeper. Have someone blow the shofar and film the results of the one who missed the rapture. It helps if you have select ones from the youth group, the recovering alcoholics group, and a politician seated nearby ...all crying.
The thing we forget is just 5 years before this event, he OPPOSED and STOPPED the very same law in congress as a democrat. The Civil Rights voting act would have been in force for a half decade except for his obstruction and that's the real black history moment.
Black History 365
Aug 10th 1965 Congress passes the Voting Rights Act of 1965, making it easier for Southern blacks to register to vote. Literacy tests, poll taxes, and other such requirements that were used to restrict black voting are made illegal.
Makes me think of gun control legislation
I was thinking about our huge prison population in the USA. Didn't this job used to be done by them? When did we get away from personal recycling? Did we really need this kind of automation to take away jobs from men who need them, get a little sunshine and stay in shape while guests of the state? I'm kinda kidding.. kinda. BUT?

Looks Like Lyndon Johnson's Plan Worked.

”These Negroes, they‘re getting pretty uppity these days and that‘s a problem for us since they‘ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we‘ve got to do something about this, we‘ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”

~Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat)

President Lyndon Baines Johnson, And his “Great Society” to help the Negro… was recorded on a White House taped (and saved) conversation claiming, “I’ll have them niggers voting Democratic for the next two hundred years.”

From the Fredrick Douglas Society

#Real Black History Month
This is what Obamacare has got us. The electronic records are a doorway to evil.
Tom Skilling
It's Groundhog Day---a fun day on which we read coverage of what an allegedly all-knowing small animal is telling us regarding prospects for a continuation or cessation of wintry weather in coming weeks. Susan Johnson Charles forwards these words of wisdom to us, passed on to her by a friend. This is funny--and right on! THANKS Susan!

Friday, February 01, 2013

Why would conservatives would even want to be part of the culture at large? It’s a cesspool. And there’s an answer for that too – so we can participate in changing it. I have watched one disgusting episode. It's banal, stupid and without any redemptive value. Those who watch this thrash voted in the last election and we know how that came out. Its time for some drano in the cultural cesspool.
WELL WELL WELL... that free healthcare everyone is going to have to have is going to cost you twenty grand a year. Hows that working out??
The gas gauge on my car quit. The mechanic said it's due to the Alcohol in the fuel. How dumb...
There is justice after all in the universe. YUCK YUCK YUCK
"I do not want religion to go away. I only want religion to be kept at home or in church where it belongs. It’s a personal effect, like a toothbrush or a pair of shoes. It’s not something to be used or worn by strangers. I want my children to be free not to believe and to know that our schools and our government will make decisions based on what is logical, just and fair—not on what they believe an imaginary God wants."
I know couples who are exactly here. It's a crime.
These people in government get dumber and dumber every day

Super Bowl Diet

I don't know how many years it's been since I really looked forward to a super bowl. This year I do. I gotta make me some of that Velveeta tomato dip I see on TV. The diet version...

Thursday, January 31, 2013

We can learn from this

Why Mormons Do Better Youth Ministry Than We Do
In light of the skyrocketing popularity of Mormonism in the United States helped along by the Broadway Musical, "The Book of Mormon", Mitt Romney and your nice Mormon neighbors I thought it would be good to recycle this five year old article I wrote.

The thesis? Mormons do better youth ministry than the average Protestant church! Read on and see if you agree with me…

"Let's face it. Most of us look at the clean cut Mormon missionaries that peddle the streets of our city and knock on the doors of our houses as somewhat out of date.

Although they are kind and well-spoken young men, when they knock on our doors we either don't answer or tell them we are already Christians who reject Mormonism and bid them good day.

We think to ourselves how "behind the times" these young people are forced to be when they are required to do door-to-door evangelism for their religion.
We reflect on how grateful we are that we have the truth once and for all delivered to the saints. We may even think about how much more superior our youth ministry strategies are compared to theirs.

Or are they?

-Mormons expect a lot out of their teenagers. We don't.

-Mormons ordain their young men into the ministry at the age of twelve. We don't.

-Mormons require their teens to attend seminary every day of high school. We don't.

-Mormons ask for two years in the field of every graduating senior. We don't.

Maybe that's why we don't meet a lot of ex-Mormons, while there are hundreds of thousands of former church attendees in the true church of Jesus Christ (of everyday saints) who flee the church after graduating from high school.

Maybe that's why Mormons give more, work harder and are exploding as a religion. In 1985 there were 4.5 million Mormons and now there are over 12 million.

When many of our teens graduate from high school, they grab their books and a beer and go off to the college dorm (A.K.A. "The Party Zone"). When Mormon teens graduate from high school they grab a backpack and a bike pump and go off on a mission.

They know what they believe and why they believe it. They've hammered out their theology on our doorsteps. Their souls and minds have been steeled and sealed into Mormon orthodoxy through their fanatical commitment to the accomplishment of their version of the Great Commission.

Meanwhile we compress most of our mission work into one week in Mexico once every year or two. And even that is comprised mostly of building houses, not necessarily advancing the kingdom of God and the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

There's a great line in the movie Braveheart where Robert the Bruce is commenting on William Wallace to his father. He says, "He believes. I want to believe like he believes."

When I look at the Mormons I think to myself, "They believe. I want to believe like they believe." Now don't get me wrong. I don't want to believe what they believe.

Mormon theology is far from what the Bible says about Jesus, God, sin and salvation. It is, by no means, a truly Christian religion.

Having said that, Mormonism pushes their kids harder and takes them deeper and farther than even the most ardent of evangelical youth ministries would ever dare.

Can you imagine a youth group that challenged every teen in the youth ministry to meet at 6am every day of the school year for a class on Christianity? That's exactly what Mormons do with their high schoolers and their belief system!

We get excited if once a year at 7:15am, while Mormon teens are coming back from their daily seminary lesson on Mormonism, our teens gather around a pole and pray.

I'm not saying that we copy the Mormons specific strategy. I can't foresee our teenagers racing Mormons to the door in a battle of the bicycles. Nor do I believe the answer lies in a daily early morning class. We don't need to copy their strategy. We do, however, need to adopt their philosophy.

We need to push our teens. We need to turn them into active activists. We need to build consistent opportunities for service, outreach and training. We need to equip them to share their faith and then go with them, leading the way. After all, we are youth leaders.

Somebody may accuse me of looking at this as some sort of competition. It is. We are in a competition with Satan for the souls of our young people. And we are getting our rears kicked.
My problem is not with the Mormons. It's with us. Let's learn from the Mormons and turn our kids into missionaries. Armed with the power of the true gospel our teens could mount a comeback and help us win this thing.

Game on."

Obama's Second Bill of Rights.... is there anything wrong with this idea??

The need for a "Second Bill of Rights" has been championed by Obama ally and adviser Cass Sunstein, Law Professor at the University of Chicago, in a book entitled "The Second Bill of Rights: FDR's Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need it More than Ever."

"The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;

"The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

"The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

"The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

"The right of every family to a decent home;

"The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

"The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;

"The right to a good education."

At first blush, this seems like a great list of things people need to have.  It seems like good stuff.  There is a rub however.  With every right, comes greater responsibility.  You can't give to those who will not be responsible.  Let's look at them again.

"The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;  This means that one must be willing and able to work in these industries, shops and so forth.  More than able, showing up, doing the work.  This is not for the slacker.   I believe this right already exists. No one is stopping anyone except themselves.

"The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;  This makes good sense, but how much is adequate?  Food Clothing and Recreation?  Does it include the latest $200 sneakers?  Who decides?  I may earn more or less than another and complain I do not have enough.

"The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;  What if he is a poor farmer?  Grows lousy chickens.  Crummy wheat.  Wormy tomatoes.   IS there no responsibility to be effective at this?

"The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;  Amen to this.  I agree.  BUT... our legal system, our government is constantly picking winners and losers.  Solyndra anyone?  Windmills.  Ethanol?  Stupid things.  That is unfair competition and creates monopolies.  GOVERNMENT is the enemy here.  Government and the businesses that depend on government to protect them.  Look up Rent Seeking.

"The right of every family to a decent home;  Really?  What is a decent home?  Own or Rent?  How will this law be written?   Is my home too small? or too big?  Do I really want someone telling me I need to downsize?  Isn't that what I saw in former east Germany?  Communist apartments?  This is insidious.

"The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;  I think we have this.  Had it before Obamacare.  No one was ever denied.

"The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;  We have this already... it's called social security and guess what, It's going broke.

"The right to a good education."  I'm in favor of this.  Let's abolish public education, issue vouchers and let kids vote with their feet to get the good education they deserve.

You see, these kind of Utopian ideas are insane.  Look good, but are wrong in more ways than you can imagine.  There is only ONE place where this is all accomplished. It's called prison.  Look at the list.  It's all in there.
Ain't it the truth
Ain't it the truth
And we thought Obamacare was a jobs kiiller. Heck no. You TOO can be one who decides if Grandma lives or dies. What fun. Just like Nazi Germany. WOOH HOOO!!

Thug Control

We don't need more gun control in Chicago. We need thug control. The answer is absolute intolerance at any level for any gang banger ever. Not by the cops. By the community. The thugs are a scourge. IF you know of, suspect, have heard of, think or have as a relative anyone who is one of these thugs... Turn them in. I know jail is hell, I know it's rough, but this murder is out of control. It has made Chicago Hell. NONE of the guns used in these crimes is legal, no background check or registration scheme will fix it, no assault weapon ban. The ultimate threat against our community is undisciplined culturally polluted people who fear neither God nor Man and the parents and relatives who protect them in the mistaken belief that they can get them to turn around. Yes, I believe Jesus can make all the difference. I know many men who did turn around. What I don't believe is the idea of all that keeps a whole community in oppression as certainly as if they were in a war zone. Don't turn in guns, turn in the shooters. The guys who killed this little girl are someone's sons. It's not racist to remove cancer. It's racist to allow a community cultural cancer to persist without excision.

Just thinking about GUNS. IF having a gun doesn't make you safer, why do policemen and women have guns??