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A couple of years ago, I went to a church where-if they did anything right-it was allowing members of the congregation to give testimony. I gave a few. But, as with everything else, there are exceptions to the rule.

There was a woman who would get up in front of the church, week after week, and she would give testimony. Now, I’m a firm believer that the Holy Spirit gives gifts as He sees fit. Some have the gift of tongues. Some have the gift of prophecy. Others healing. So on and so forth.

But this woman was an all together different animal.

It was sort of expected that she would get up, stand beside the podium and say this: God gave me a vision. Imagine hearing that for over a year. And it got to a point where her “visions” really had a sameness quality. Eventually, I tuned her out. The last person that I know of that God gave this many visions to was the Apostle John when he was exiled on the island of Patmos. It was at this point that I came across a scripture out of Ezekiel 13:

They say, “The Lord declares,” when the Lord has not sent them; yet they expect their words to be fulfilled. Have you not seen false visions and uttered lying divinations when you say, “The Lord declares,” though I have not spoken?

I say that to say this: in the coming days and weeks, (whether private or public) people will say of the Charleston church shooting, “God has a plan (or reason) for everything.”

God does have a plan and a reason for everything He does or allows. Why? I don’t know. I’m not God. And I’m not going to offer some fleshy, half hearted excuse that doesn’t console a person’s soul. Could the shooter have been racist? Absolutely! Could he have been a Satanist? Its a possibility.

But all of these are folly until we know the man’s motive. The only consolation we have in this life, and the families of that church have is Hebrews 4:15:

For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one that has been tempted in every way, just as we are-yet was without sin.

And John 16:33…

For I have told you these things that you may find peace in me. In this life, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!

Jesus Christ was dipped into the depravity of man kind to experience what we experience. He was hungry, tired, weary-He felt anger! Whether you’re a family or friend of the victims in Charleston, He knows how you feel all too well. Or, if you’re like me, and are saddened for the ones that this heinous crime was perpetrated on, He knows how you feel, too.

I will say this, though. That shooter deserves the death penalty.

Athiests will look on and say, “where is your God? Why does He allow this?”

I don’t know why He does. But as He knew all nine victims before they were born, He was right there to welcome them into Heaven with open arms.

Don’t argue with an atheist. If you want to offer up anything, offer up a prayer.

The Economic Collapse

April 11, 2011

It seems like wherever you turn there is bad news for the U.S. economy.  Unemployment is rampant, the cost of gasoline is going up, the cost of food is going up and American families are getting poorer.  Millions of jobs continue to leave the country and everyone is wondering why it seems like the “American Dream” is dying.  American consumers are absolutely swamped with staggering levels of credit card debt, student loan debt and mortgage debt and each year the consumer debt crisis only seems to get worse.  For millions of American families the money problems never seem to end.  Meanwhile, our politicians are doing next to nothing to fix our horrific national debt problem.  So yes, there are a whole lot of reasons to be absolutely disgusted with the U.S. economy.  We are living in the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world, and anyone with half a brain can see that we are heading for complete and total disaster.

A lot of Americans do not like to read about economics, but what has been going on over the last few years has been nothing short of extraordinary.  The Federal Reserve has basically tripled the adjusted monetary base.  We have now been conditioned to accept that trillion dollar deficits are “normal”.  The U.S. dollar is being systematically destroyed right in front of our eyes and most Americans don’t even seem alarmed about it.

Our entire financial system is coming apart.

The signs are everywhere.

The following are 25 reasons to be absolutely disgusted with the U.S. economy….

#1 There are now 6.4 million fewer jobs in America than there were when the recession began.

#2 In Southern California, the average price of a gallon of gasoline is $1.00 higher than it was at this time last year.

#3 The average price of gasoline in the United States has jumped about 20 cents in just the last two weeks.

#4 Over the past 12 months the average price of gasoline in the United States has gone up by about 30%.

#5 In the 8 days leading up to the “historic” $38.5 billion budget deal, the U.S. national debt increased by $54.1 billion dollars.

#6 The $38.5 billion in budget cuts that the Republicans and the Democrats have agreed to represent approximately one percent of the federal budget.

#7 During the 2010 campaign, the Republicans promised voters they would cut $100 billion from the budget for 2011.  Instead, they gave in when the Democrats offered just $38.5 billion.

#8 The Obama administration had been estimating that the federal budget deficit for fiscal 2011 would be approximately 1.6 trillion dollars.  Now it will likely be somewhere around 1.55 trillion dollars which will still be an all-time record.

#9 According to numbers released by Deloitte Consulting, a whopping875,000 Americans were “medical tourists” in 2010.

#10 The median pay for CEOs increased by 27 percent during 2010.

#11 Thanks to globalism, U.S. workers now must directly compete for jobs with workers in places such as Indonesia.  In Indonesia, full-time workers make as little as two dollars a day.  So how are Americans supposed to compete with that?

#12 Last week, the price of gold set a new all-time record on Tuesday, on Wednesday, on Thursday and on Friday.

#13 The price of silver rose almost 7 percent last week alone.

#14 Total home mortgage debt in the United States is now about 5 times larger than it was just 20 years ago.

#15 According to the Economic Policy Institute, almost 25 percent of U.S. households now have zero net worth or negative net worth.  Back in 2007, that number was just 18.6 percent.

#16 Americans now owe more than $903 billion on student loans.

#17 According to the New York Times, as of 2009 the wealthiest 5 percent of all Americans had 63.5 percent of all the wealth in America.  Meanwhile, the bottom 80 percent had just 12.8 percent of all the wealth.

#18 According to a recent report from the National Employment Law Project, higher wage industries accounted for 40 percent of the job losses over the past 12 months but only 14 percent of the job growth.  Lower wage industries accounted for just 23 percent of the job losses over the past 12 months and a whopping 49 percent of the job growth.

#19 The first week of air strikes in Libya cost the U.S. government about 600 million dollars.

#20 The price of corn has more than doubled over the past year.

#21 According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average length of unemployment in the U.S. is now an all-time record 39 weeks.

#22 Back in the 1950s, corporate taxes accounted for about 30 percent of all federal revenue.  Today they account for less than 7 percent of all federal revenue.

#23 If the U.S. government eliminated all discretionary spending and all defense spending it would still not balance the budget.

#24 It is being projected that U.S. government debt will rise to about 400 percent of GDP by the year 2050.

#25 Americans spend approximately 27.7 billion dollars a year preparing their tax returns.

That last statistic really gets me.  During the month of April the American people are going to be spending massive amounts of time and money to prepare their taxes.

But what do Americans get in return for their taxes?

What they get is a government that is completely and totally incompetent.  Our “leaders” are running the greatest economy in the history of the world into the ground, but unfortunately most Americans have no idea what is happening.

Why are Americans so clueless?

Well, the truth is that over time we have been turned into a nation of idiots and morons.

To get an idea of just how “dumbed down” we have become as a nation, just check out this Harvard entrance exam from 1869.

I wouldn’t have a prayer of passing that exam.

What about you?

Thanks to the slothfulness of society, the deficiencies in our education system and the toxins in our food, air and water it has become hard for most of us to think clearly.

Most of us are fat, dumb and totally clueless.  The entire economic system is being shredded and most of us just drool and turn up the television a little louder.

If we have money problems, most of us just run out and apply for another credit card.  If our state and local governments run into financial problems they just borrow even more money.

Of course the biggest offender of all is the federal government.  What our politicians are doing to future generations is not just criminal.  It is beyond criminal.  It is absolutely unconscionable.

So please excuse me if I am absolutely disgusted with the U.S. economy.

We took the greatest economy in the history of the world and we wrecked it.

How in the world are we going to explain this to our children and our grandchildren?

Before I get into it, here is a quick reminder of Dr. Laura Schlessinger:

She’s such a dumbass.  Sensitivity?  A sense of humor?  A black woman calls in trying to get some help…and she’s supposed to have a sense of humor?  And where in the hell did HBO come from?  Is this woman Chris Rock?  Is this woman a black comic?  To be quite honest, this woman sounded to be educated.

Newshouds has written an editorial of Schlessinger appearing on Hannity to receive a pep talk.  With Hannity’s softball questions, Dr. Laura was pretty much given a free pass.  But more than that, it was trying to vilify those of the left who have used the same lack of common sense.  As if that makes Dr. Laura’s conduct that more right?

Now Dr. Laura has the right to free speech under the First Amendment.  But so do the rest of those who find her speech offensive. 

Click on the link above, scroll down and watch the clip; and did Sean Hannity really compare the attacks on Dr. Laura to that of the “new McCarthy”?  The very real fact that Hannity inducted ‘McCarthy‘ into the issue shows his utter disrespect for the historical integrity of our nation during one of her darkest periods in the twentieth century.

As the title says; If Sarah Palin cannot take criticism, then she shouldn’t be President.  You can look at President Obama and already tell the difference in his age.  Where else can you have a job where you have over two-hundred million voters bitching at you?

During her interview with Sean Hannity last night, Palin said that ‘they’re not going to shut me up’.  Good.  The more you talk, the more people will see that you are not the one to be the Chief Executive.

And all of this criticism is somehow a means to thwart what Palin is doing.  Sarah, YOU’RE NOT DOING ANYTHING!  You’re making millions off of books and book signings, your contributions to Fixed News, and your vastly filtered interviews and speeches.  You’re not even the Governor of Alaska anymore, so why in the hell are you still called Gov. Palin?  You quit your job, remember?

While Sarah’s map of the United States with crosshairs was not meant to incite rage or anger or the possible assassination of a public servant; she is polarizing and despite reasons that I can possibly fathom, people listen to her.

Her address on Facebook wasn’t so much an attempt to share her condolences as it was a political stump speech, and all in the name of saving her ass.

Remember when Keith Olbermann offered Hannity $10, 000 for every second he lasts while being waterboarding?  Well, he hasn’t changed much.  In the movie We Were Soldiers, Sam Elliot (army soldier)  hands  Barry Pepper (journalist) an M-16 and tells him to go fight.  Barry Pepper responds that he is not a soldier, and Sam Elliot says, “today you are.” 

In the following clip you will see Sean Hannity asking why hasn’t Iraq paid for their own reconstruction, and paid the American people for the lives of soldiers lost?  Like money can bring back a lost loved one?  A son can have his father back?  You have the ability, Hannity, to say idiotic words like this because you sit behind a desk!  You run and whine when snow balls are thrown at you.

Only Sean Hannity who makes millions of dollars a year can sit behind a desk and tell the American people what to think.  Here’s a question:  If Sean Hannity is so much for war, why doesn’t he go fight it?  Or maybe you should do as Jack Nicholson once said to ‘go stand a post’ because ‘I don’t give a damn what you think you’re entitled to!’

Or maybe Hannity is a chicken shit!  I have more respect for a man who goes and fights in a war that I don’t agree with.  But, Hannity, there is no respect for you.  You’re just hot air.

Now I am for a smaller, less invasive government, and I don’t want the government to decide everything for me, but I am not going to go on a rant about using ‘our second amendment remedies’.  I am for the Second Amendment just as much as I am for the rest of the Bill of Rights – to understand the Constitution and the meaning of freedom and liberty, we must accept the freedoms and liberties of all Americans; no matter how derogatory their conduct is, or the hideousness of their crimes.

With that being said, while I cherish these rights and appreciate their value; I am not about to make the cause to keep these rights that much more difficult by trading my life for the life of a member of Congress.  Congresswoman Giffords is a wife, a daughter, and a mother.  The nine-year old little girl who died will be loved and missed by parents and grandparents alike.  Loughner should consider this while he is sitting in prison – preferably death row.

Lone gunmen who consider/attempt to assassinate members of Congress based on your theory that somehow you are scoring another victory for liberty, you just made the fight for the rest of the law-abiding citizens who have guns that much more difficult to keep them.

Take a look around in your world of illusion, no one is with you.

Watch as Fox News cuts away from a vigil for the victims as Sarah Palin’s name is mentioned.

The day before the House was going to vote as whether or not to impeach then-President Clinton, Ron Paul was asked about the constitutionality.  As he put it, ‘there has been a lot of talk about the constitution.’  The same can be said about today.  There is a lot of ‘talk’ of the Constituion, but as the following article will show, even the one’s who say they will ‘obey’ the Constitution cannot even read from it right, let alone apply it to the laws they want to pass.

How can we continue to support politicians who have a blatant disregard for the Constitution?  How can we ever expect the interventionist foreign policy to be reversed if the men and women in power don’t care?

“The truth is the most important value we have, because if the truth does not endure, if the government murders truth, if we cannot respect the hearts of these people; then this is not the country in which I was born and it is certainly not the country that I want to die in.”
Kevin Costner from the movie JFK

Kurt Nimmo
Prison Planet.com
Friday, December 31, 2010

Now that Republicans have a majority in Congress, they are pretending to be constitutionalists. In order to demonstrate this, they will theatrically read aloud the Constitution from the floor of the House next week. “And then they will require that every new bill contain a statement by the lawmaker who wrote it citing the constitutional authority to enact the proposed legislation,” the Washington Post reports.

Establishment Republicans, of course, have the same amount of contempt for the Constitution as establishment Democrats. As dedicated worshippers of state power over the individual, Republicans and their ideological twins the Democrats hate the founding principles of this country.

“Conservatives regard civil liberties as coddling devices for criminals and terrorists. They see the First Amendment as a foolish protection for sedition,” writes Paul Craig Roberts. “The conservative assault on the US Constitution is deeply entrenched… Today’s conservatives are so poorly informed that they cannot understand that to lose the Constitution is to lose the country.”

While so-called conservatives pay lip-service to the Constitution, so-called progressives actively trash it and cosign the founding document to irrelevance, as the above video demonstrates.

In the video, a blogger and columnist for the CIA’s favorite newspaper, the Washington Post, says the Constitution has “no binding power on anything” and is confusing – for liberals and other advocates of state power over the individual – because it is over a hundred years old.

Nancy Pelosi and the formerly ruling Democrats also believe the Constitution is irrelevant. “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?” a reporter for CNN asked Speaker Pelosi as Democrats prepared to shove Obamacare down the throats of the American people. Pelosi responded: “Are you serious? Are you serious?”

In August, Illinois Democrat Phil Hare told his constituents that he does not give a whit about the Constitution. “I don’t worry about the Constitution on this to be honest,” Hare said in response to a question about the constitutionality of Obamacare.

Hare also demonstrated his contemptible ignorance by saying that the Constitution guarantees each of us “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” In fact, that line is in the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

“We’ve now arrived at the point where a sitting Congressman can openly state that he doesn’t care what the Constitution says, a sentiment obviously held by a majority of Members since Congress continues to putatively enact ‘laws’ in the utter absence of express constitutional text,” Paul Galvin wrote after Hare made his harebrained comments for the camera.

For the establishment political class, the Constitution is completely irrelevant. Consider the following video where Republican Frank LoBiondo cannot answer a simple question about the document he has sworn to uphold from enemies foreign and domestic:

Even the soon to be leader of the House, John Boehner, is largely clueless about the Constitution. In the following video, he mistakenly attributes a line from the Declaration of Independence to the Constitution:

Barry Obama did the same, but then he was reading from a teleprompter:

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” his predecessor reportedly declared. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

Mr. Klein’s dismissive remark about the Constitution is shared by a large number of politicos and other worshippers of state power in the district of criminals. If the establishment political class is going to successfully strip us of our natural and god-given rights, they have to promulgate the idea that the Constitution is irrelevant and nothing more than a quaint piece of goddamn paper.

I just like this video, because ‘we want our country back.’  ‘Because it still belongs to us.’