Archive for August, 2013
It’s that time of year to take our annual senior citizens test.
Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it’s important to keep mentally alert. If you don’t use it, you lose it!
Below is a very private way to gauge your loss or non-loss of intelligence.
There are only 5 questions, so don’t get all excited and confused yet.
Take the test presented here to determine if you’re losing it or not. The spaces between the question and answers below are there so you don’t see the correct answers until you’ve made your answer.
OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.’
1. What do you put in a toaster?
Answer: ‘bread.’ If you said ‘toast,’ maybe you should give up now and do something else. Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, bread, go to Question #2.
2. Say ‘silk’ five times. Now spell ‘silk.’ What do cows drink?
Answer: Cows drink water. If you said ‘milk,’ maybe you shouldn’t even attempt to answer the next question.. Your brain is apparently over-stressed and may even overheat. However, if you said ‘water’, proceed to question #3.
3. If a red house is made from red bricks, and a blue house is made from blue bricks, and a pink house is made from pink bricks, and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a green house made from?
Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass or plastic. If you said ‘green bricks’ or thought you were really smart and just said ‘bricks’, why are you still reading these??? If you said ‘glass’ or ‘plastic’, go on to Question #4.
4. It’s thirty-five years ago, and a plane is flying at 20,000 feet over Germany (If you will recall , Germany at the time was politically divided into West Germany and East Germany). Anyway, during the flight, TWO engines fail. The pilot, realizing that the last remaining engine is also failing, decides on a crash landing procedure.
Unfortunately the engine fails before he can do so and the plane fatally crashes smack in the middle of ‘no man’s land’ between East Germany and West Germany Where would you bury the survivors? East Germany, West Germany, or right there in no man’s land’?
Answer: You don’t bury survivors.
If you said ANYTHING else, you’re in real bad shape and for your own sake you must stop. If you said, ‘You don’t bury survivors’, proceed to the next question.
5. Without using a calculator – You are driving a bus from London to Milford Haven in Wales.
In London, 17 people get on the bus.
In Reading, six people get off the bus and nine people get on.
In Swindon, two people get off and four get on.
In Cardiff, 11 people get off and 16 people get on.
In Swansea, three people get off and five people get on.
In Carmathen, six people get off and three get on.
You then arrive at Milford Haven. What was the name of the bus driver?
Answer: Oh, for crying out loud!
Don’t you remember your own name? Or have you forgotten it was YOU driving the BUS!!
Now pass this along to all your friends and pray they do better than you.
PS: 95% of people fail most of the questions!!
The supposed “infallibility” of fingerprints, and other forensic evidence is examined.
Note – More snags in dashboard, am unable to access/adjust sideboard widgets. Tags -again- inoperable.
Fears of a Larger War in the Middle East
Will the phrase “Guns of August” one day refer not only to the prelude to World War I in 1914 but also to the prelude to a Middle East war in 2013?
That is the ominous question posed by Roger Boyes, the diplomatic editor of the Times of London and a foreign correspondent for the past 35 years.
“The direction of events in Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Iran should keep us awake at night. History is taking a dangerous turn,” he writes. “The region certainly cannot sustain two wars — Syria’s bloody insurgency and a near-civil war in Egypt — without wrecking established peace treaties and the normal mechanisms for defusing conflict.”
I sat down with Boyes in our London newsroom. He acknowledged that the conflicts coursing through a half-dozen Middle Eastern countries did not come from a single source, nor did they stem from a single reason.
But he feared the problems were becoming intractable and were spreading across state borders: “the new Sunni assertiveness, the rise of the jihad, the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood not only in Egypt but in every Arab society.”
And Boyes warned that, as in August 1914, the world was not paying enough attention.
“In August 1914 there was a lot of grouse shooting going on. In August 2013, politicians prefer to read doorstopper biographies in Tuscany and Cornwall. Yet the spreading Middle East crisis, its multiple flashpoints, is every bit as ominous as the prelude to war in 1914.”
The news certainly seems to get worse by the day. The West is now directly blaming the Assad regime for using chemical weapons against its own people in Syria. The drumbeat toward a military strike in Syria grows louder by the hour.
The U.K. is “making contingency plans,” according to the prime minister’s spokesman.
“The use of chemical weapons in the 21st century, on a large scale like this, cannot go unaddressed, cannot be ignored,” warned the French president.
And as the United States’ top diplomat put it: “President Obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world’s most heinous weapons against the world’s most vulnerable people.”
Western officials warn that the decision of whether to attack Syria will be made this week.
The Guns of August, indeed.
ABC News’ Mary-Rose Abraham and Brian Fudge contributed to this episode.
Obama Issues Medal of Honor to Afghan War Veteran
Note – This and other soldiers stories found at Profiles In Courage. http://profilesincourage.wordpress.com/
VIDEO OF PRESENTATION:
Posted by Joe Wurzelbacher on Aug 26, 2013
If I would have told you last year at this time that Barack Obama’s campaign organization would be supporting Paul Ryan, you would have slapped me, thinking I either dozed off, or forgot to take my meds. Well, fast FORWARD to August of 2013, in other words – now: Organizing for Action, or OFA – Barack Obama’s old campaign organization-turned-nonprofit is actively supporting the former Republican Vice-presidential nominee in his quest to legalize 12 million illegal aliens by virtue of Ryan’s Immigration “Reform” efforts.
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So just when did Ryan go from HERO to RINO? Better yet – why is it so important for these elected Republicans to legalize 12 million undocumented Democrats when they know it will eventually lead to around 30-35 million more Democrat voters over the next 20 years and the end of the Republican hope of any electoral victory ever again? Does David Axelrod have nude Polaroids of Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, John Boehner (eek!), John McCain (double-eek!) and Mitch McConnell (um, infinity-eek-squared)?
I don’t get it. There must be some sort of RINO spiked gin ‘n juice they get slipped at a party somewhere; because this past Monday in addition to Ryan’s district in Wisconsin, OFA mobilized supporters in the districts of Dave Reichert (R-Wash.), Joe Heck (R-Nev.), Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and Dan Webster (R-Fla.). Is it that easy to make Republicans sell out their constituents along with the rest of the country? A few idiots knocking on doors in their districts and they begin growing a giant horn in the middle of their heads? Is it me, or could the sheer volume of RINO’s in the Senate provide traditional medicine doctors with enough horn powder to cure every male in the Republic of China with erectile dysfunction? But I digress..
No one runs on being a RINO, they always say they’re going to vote to cut spending, secure the border, defend the Constitution, defund ObamaCare, bla bla bla – then they get to Washington and I don’t know – there’s a meeting and they get their RINO badges and in some cases free passes to the tanning salon and poof! they’re being helped by Barack Obama’s peeps to be re-elected? Wow. Think about that? What’s the fix? I said, “What’s the fix, Joe?”
Glad you asked.
The situation is this: It’s over. The tipping point is tipped. You can live on welfare easier than working. The Republicans, who used to be the firewall protecting us from the Red libs support the status quo. They do nothing when the President usurps the Constitution, ignores the separation of powers, and re-writes legislation as he sees fit. Tell me I’m wrong. No, seriously, tell me I’m wrong… I’ll wait.
That’s what I thought. Now, there is another way:
America will not be fixed through Congress or the Supreme Court or the Presidency. They are not going to police themselves or respect the Constitution nor the rule of law. We’re clearly in a post-Constitutional era – BUT – we have an out and it is State’s rights. We still have the Constitutional powers as granted to the States. Remember, it’s the United States of America, not the United Washington District of Columbia, right? It was the States which formed the Federal Government and the Constitution gives the States the power to deal with the dire situation we’re in right now.. The States have the right to override an onerous and out of control Federal Government – it is written plain and clearly in the Constitution.
We were warned of this and have been for 250 years. The Founding Fathers, the framers of the Constitution warned us. People during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln warned us. Right up to President Ronald Reagan who warned us that we won’t be destroyed by a foreign army, if America is destroyed, it will be from within – and it’s happening right now.
We cannot trust politicians in Washington any longer. Democrats are a no-brainer, but now the Republicans are no better, acquiescing to the President’s power-grabs and standing by as the nation is bankrupted and our children and grandchildren’s future are stolen from them. There are Veterans of all stripes, who fought with their very lives to save this country from the very evil that is happening from within at this very moment. How are we going to look them in the face if we let this happen? But make no mistake, this will be a fight as well.
Not with guns, but with sheer desire. We can do it. We have to.
I was preparing to make a post – Act! for America has a video: “Brigitte Gabriel debated the organizer of the million Muslim March”… then I saw a WND item; intending to read their news item, I noted below the article, a list WND news alerts sponsors. The title, “The REAL Weapon of Government Tyranny”, drew my attention.
I felt compelled to comment on this, both as a Patriot, and a Christian. America has turned her back on God, and this secular “wisdom” in my opinion, is fallacious, and misleading. He is our only solution, not in gold or silver.
“The REAL Weapon of Government Tyranny”. Their “solution” is hard currency (gold) to avoid the coming “debt bomb” explosion and the resultant inflation. (can you say Weimar Republic?) Perhaps, -as I have blogged about this eventuality, due to our gigantic national debt- this financial situation may play out as the author suggests.
Remember the book by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn? The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America’s Future; and the film The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment, in regard to 9/11?
“The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.”
Assuming you’re not at the bottom of the food chain, and could invest in gold, the U.S. is mirroring the corruption resulting in God’s wrath against His own people. I refuse to speculate on the resulting civil unrest this rampant inflation would cause. Feedback, not “likes” are requested. “X”
First the ad, then Ezekiel 7 – KJV:
Written by Damon Geller
As talk of serious gun control dominates our politics and media, many people are warning of an assault on our Second Amendment and the threat of government tyranny if we civilians are disarmed. Tragically, government tyranny is not a future nightmare; government tyranny is a reality here and now. And in the 21st century, the tyrants don’t care if we have guns or not. The weapons they’re using to tyrannize us don’t have a chamber or a barrel – the real weapons of tyranny do not involve guns and cannot be halted by guns. Rather, the real weapons of tyranny slowly bankrupt us and threaten our future and security. And there’s only one true “protector” that rises to our defense.
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Taxation by Inflation
While the country is force-fed the fight over gun-control by the media like a poisonous potion, we’re looking at an impending debt BOMB that will inevitably bankrupt this nation, finish-off the gutting of our middle class and our retirees, and ultimately tax everyone to the moon. The real tyranny people need to be protecting themselves from in a big way is the unchecked tyranny of central banks and their monetary destruction.
The Fed debases your currency on a daily basis to steal wealth through an unfair and unconstitutional taxation called inflation. Central banks are the monetary cornerstone of an essentially Communist system. Gun rights may indeed be worth fighting over, but even without gun control, you’re already being subjugated by your own government and The Fed now. A gun isn’t going to protect you from current monetary tyranny or keep you from having your wealth robbed by a collection of sociopaths that have taken over our political, financial and economic systems.
How Do You Protect Yourself From This Type Of Tyranny?
You move some of your wealth out of government controlled “fiat” currency, which can be printed all day, and into a hard asset that has protected people against government money corruption and government created inflation for thousands of years. You must hold some hard gold and silver to protect yourself during times like these.
The Debt and Debasement of Currencies will Never Stop
Yes, The Land of The Free is set to impose gun rights restrictions. I would argue, much more importantly, no one is talking about fiscal restrictions or central bank control. The United States Government constantly teeters on the verge of defaulting on its mountain of debt. The German Central Bank has announced that they will withdraw their massive gold holdings from the United States and repatriate it in an unprecedented move that clearly indicates central banks around the world don’t trust each other – and specifically don’t trust the US Federal Reserve or The US Treasury, both of whom have refused to allow gold audits for years.
We exceeded the US debt-ceiling of $16.39 trillion on Jan 1, 2013. The arguing hasn’t even begun yet, but the Treasury has already said it will begin tapping civil servant retirement funds because Congress has not yet raised the ceiling and we’re BROKE. For a little history, Gold ran from $1500/oz. to $1900/oz. in a three-month period from June to September, 2011 the last time the politicians had a big fight over a debt ceiling. The US also came very close to losing its credit rating. During times of corrupt monetary policy, rogue governments and a corrosion of public confidence in our political, economic and financial systems, one must own the one asset that detaches your wealth from all of them: hard gold and silver.
They WILL Raise the Ceiling
As Citigroup has predicted, “First Complacency, Then Horror” is the current and common path through these fiscal messes. Asset markets are likely to ignore the debt ceiling until the last minute, or even later, and then rather than being proactive people, we will be stuck in reactive panic.
There is no choice but to raise the debt ceiling. And debt is a self-imploding monster with a set path. The only question is not if but when the DEBT-BOMB explodes. Raising the debt ceiling (or not raising the debt ceiling) has no effect on spending. Raising the ceiling simply allows the Treasury to pay for spending that congress has already approved. The bottom line is, debt cannot be reduced, period. We don’t pay the compounding interest on our debt; we borrow more money and add it back into the deficit.
The Treasury has debt running up to $28 trillion by 2018. That’s a $1.5 trillion deficit per year (plus compounded interest) for 6 years. Gold and gas prices follow debt. If the cost of gasoline to move your car (or get food to your area) is going to double by 2018 as debt doubles, so will gold. That means gold is protecting your purchase power against the coming debt bomb and the inflation that will follow.
Here’s the correlation between Debt, Gold and Gas since 2005:
- 2005 US Debt = 7.6T | Gold = $430/oz. | Gas = $1.82/gallon
- 2006 US Debt = 8.1T | Gold = $520/oz. | Gas = $2.28/gallon
- 2007 US Debt = 8.7T | Gold = $635/oz. | Gas = $2.40/gallon
- 2008 US Debt = 10.7T | Gold = $875/oz. | Gas = $2.90/gallon
- 2009 US Debt = 10.6T | Gold = $855/oz. | Gas = $1.90/gallon
- 2010 US Debt = 12.3T | Gold = $1,100/oz. | Gas = $2.80/gallon
- 2011 US Debt = 14T | Gold = $1,360/oz. | Gas = $3.15/gallon
- 2012 US Debt = 15.2T | Gold = $1,545/oz. | Gas = $3.40/gallon
And here’s where we’re going:
- 2013 US Debt = 17T | Gold = $1,875/oz. | Gas = $4.50/gallon
- 2014 US Debt = 18.8T | Gold = $2,200/oz. | Gas = $5.00/gallon
- 2015 US Debt = 21T | Gold = $2,600/oz. | Gas = $6.00/gallon
- 2016 US Debt = 22.7T | Gold = $3,100/oz. | Gas = $6.75/gallon
- 2017 US Debt = 25.5T | Gold = $3,575/oz. | Gas = $7.50/gallon
- 2018 US Debt = 28T | Gold = $3,800/oz. | Gas = $9.00/gallon
And so on, with many outside shots of inflation breaking out, banking systems imploding, currencies failing, or any host of black-swan events that could speed this trajectory.
We Have Passed the point of No Return
As a result of our actions, money printing will accelerate at a much faster pace in order to service that debt and keep interest rates low, which will further drive up the debt. The fact is, debt MUST grow because of compounding interest and spending liabilities, yet it can’t grow forever. At some point in this debt accumulation process we hit a wall; there’s an “end game.” That end game is either when the service on our debt exceeds our income or when the rest of the world stops loaning the US money and the Fed can’t possibly print enough money to support the Treasury market. At that point, rates rise, credit ratings get hit and economic growth literally stops.
Essentially we have passed the point of no return. We are taking a HUGE portion of this nation’s income just to service the interest on the debt we’ve already incurred. Yes, rates are very low, but imagine if you had a $17 trillion credit card bill! Even with rates as low as they can be, the United States spent $133,728,304,681.78 just on interest last year! Most of that interest in simply compounded, added to the debt number and borrowed against. So debt WILL keep growing regardless of gun control, debt ceilings, fiscal cliffs, political discord, banking fraud or literally anything else.
Prepare NOW. There is an End Game
You won’t be worse off for taking control of your retirement. You won’t be worse off for holding some of your hard-earned retirement in hard gold in a jurisdiction where politicians can’t seize it. You won’t be worse off for having some precious metals stashed away close to you and you certainly won’t be worse off for getting at least a meaningful percentage of your wealth out of the “system” and into a hard asset that is not connected to banks, governments, or politicians or that can be debased by central bankers. Hold some of the one global currency that has outlasted every paper currency ever invented and has been a wealth preserver for over 5000 years. You must hold some hard gold and silver in times like these.
King James Version (KJV)
7 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.
3 Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations.
4 And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
5 Thus saith the Lord God; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come.
6 An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.
7 The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.
8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon thee, and accomplish mine anger upon thee: and I will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense thee for all thine abominations.
9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the Lord that smiteth.
10 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.
11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of their’s: neither shall there be wailing for them.
12 The time is come, the day draweth near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
13 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they were yet alive: for the vision is touching the whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.
14 They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
15 The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.
16 But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.
17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.
18 They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads.
19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
20 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them.
21 And I will give it into the hands of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil; and they shall pollute it.
22 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.
23 Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence.
24 Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled.
25 Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.
26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.
27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the Lord.
King James Version (KJV)
Current events in the Middle East, and our Rogue Government’s attitude toward NOT securing our borders FIRST, without making that priority a hostage to amnesty, is the motivation for this video post. [These two -and others- can be found in the “ISLAM-KILLER WORDS” link.] Islamist terrorists make their way into America from Mexico thru our four adjacent states. Mostly through Arizona. OTM’s – (Other Than Mexicans) are THE most imperative reason to force border security down the traitorous liberal craw.
Islam: Oh Allah – Kill all Jews and Americans!
Islam: The Jews Are the Eternal Enemies of Muslims Regardless of the Occupation of Palestine