Thursday, April 30, 2009

Coincidence? Timing?

It seems the last few American presidents had really big plans when they moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Perhaps that's because the last two Presidents and the current occupant of the White House are basically career politicians. In the past, men that were elected to the Oval Office had a life outside of politics and campaigning. Many were businessmen, the early ones, and President Carter were farmers, but these last three gentlemen are simply politicians with a degree in something. So maybe that's why they have such huge plans for all of us. We know that President Obama came into the White House fully planning to reorganize our nation's health care, and in less than two weeks after his visit to Mexico, our nation's health may be facing a crisis, never before seen since modern medicine. I'm guessing he'll get his health care reform. He gets everything else he wants and the republicans don't even have to cross party lines, as a matter of fact, they are so outnumbered, their votes against are irrelevant. Don't you love the way our new President has focused on being bipartisan? Actually it's more like uni-partisan in Washington these days. One party takes all! This health crisis and health care agenda is reminding me of the days after 9/11 and how quickly the USA Patriot Act was signed into law, and yet by 2003 our President announced he wasn't concerned where bin Laden even was. I'm just sure it was our utter disgust and exhaustion with one administration that ushered in the nest one. It happened in 2000 and again in 2008. I just can't help but notice the coincidence of the crisis in relation to the agenda and the timing of it all.
The anger of YHVH hath divided them; He will no more regard them . . . Holy Scripture

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu

Okay, I know it's in the news everywhere, so I won't make this blog lengthy at all. I have a question and I am not reading the answer anywhere. Since much of the world has decided to go ahead and eat pork and have huge pig farms and trust medicine for the problems that will ensue from that, the scientific community has already dealt with swine flu in 1976. Why, then, are we so supposedly unprepared for this?
I specifically remember being told that year to get a flu shot against the swine flu, but I didn't. So if we had a shot for swine flu in 1976, what did we do with it? Surely in all of our scientific research and pharmaceutical progress, somebody wrote down the formula!
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of YHVH thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am YHVH that healeth thee.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Eloquent Speaker, but Passive Divider

In reading the number of headlines about President Obama's first 100 days, I have to say, I'm not really intrigued enough to scroll through the articles. I don't care how popular he is or isn't, he's got the job for another 3 years and roughly nine months. And clearly he's been busy. It just seems, if all goes as planned, who'll need to ever make another decision again? He's got the auto industry by the rivets, the bankers under surveillance, and relocating the war from Iraq to Afghanistan and all the while just talking as smoothly around the world as if he were on some sort of global campaign trail. And now some sort of pandemic health scare, with under 100 confirmed cases of swine flu, out of 6 billion people, we'll have all of our attention on that and I' wondering what else will be passed into law. Surely this will speed along the socialized medicine. It is interesting that he promised bipartisan politics, once he got to Washington, but as far as I can tell, the republicans are their usual hard to get along with selves, and he simply doesn't care. They can be as belligerent as they want in their minority standing. I still won't forget reading a quote, just days after our eloquent new leader took office, when he told them "I won." I don't know if it's because I'm past 50, or because I've seen the handwriting on the wall, or a grandma concerned about the next generations, but I'm not happy about the direction of this nation and although I realize our current administration did not set the direction, he's certainly going full speed ahead. I see Washington politics as a relay race and we the people are simply choosing to be bystanders. We just watch as the baton is passed back and forth between the runners taking it by the right hand or the left. While we are watching the partisan parade yet again, which is not real division at all; we are becoming more divided in our country and the leaders divided from the people.
Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Accountability and Transparency

If I weren't actually living under this outrageous definition of accountability and "transparency," maybe I'd find it funny. And I really did want my generation to change the world, because what we inherited when we came of age, wasn't all that spiffy. I wanted the young people that would follow us to enjoy freedom and a future, not be saddled with obligation and debt. But now, it's the men of my generation still catering to the previous generations at the expense of the following generations. And they call it accountability because they are doing it to us right in front of us, so therefore it's "transparent." Great! It's still not what I had planned to leave as a legacy. I've been following the economists predictions and the headlines regarding the bank stress test. Now the economists of Goldman Sachs and J P Morgan Chase are giving a better report than they thought a couple of months ago. Really? Have these two corporations replaced their economists, since last September, when the need for a TARP came as a shock to most of America? Are these different guys or the same ones that either missed it, before, or simply kept it under their hats? And let's talk about some transparency, in our government. I remember when GW threw that around. I didn't like it then, I'm not interested at all in hearing it quoted by the man that promised change. Why is everyone falling for this. The "transparency" mantra is left over from the last administration. And oh, by the way . . . The money that President Bush authorized for Goldman Sachs, well they are doing better now, and want to repay, but President Obama won't accept the repayment.
I think things are transparent enough that everyone should be able to see, the change was nothing more than the baton from one hand to the next. If the same corporations are telling us the recession is slowing down, then I'm guessing it's going to get worse. Or the government has everything just about in place for total control, which is actually both. While we're all about accountabiilty and transparency, and debating TARPs and BailOut, and disputing whether we're headed for communism or fascism, the real direction is becoming quite obvious. We're headed for totalitarianism and American politicians are vying for who will be at the top, when it goes global.
If any man have an ear, let him hear. the Revelation

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tolerance is so Very Special

I first read the story on AP but FOXNews is still yammering on the subject. It's about Miss California and the fact that she was runner up in the Miss USA Pageant. The reason is because the gay judge asked her if she was for or against same sex marriage. I, personally, hope someone along the line sees the irony in this. First, I had to laugh at Shanna Moakler's comments. She had pretty much promoted Carrie through the competition, then in all of her gay rights tolerance, she didn't even speak to her after the pageant or congratulate on being runner up. In all of her tolerance, she's had no problem speaking against her and about her, though. The real hoot is the fact that she said Miss California should represent the majority. Seems I just read that same sex marriage just lost on the California ballot. Maybe Shanna needs to spend a little time on other current events besides the pageant. You know, with all the pro gay tolerance, why limit the pageant to just women? I've seen some very sharp looking cross-dressers!
I don't understand how in the name of so called tolerance, so many want to rob others of their free speech. I applaud Carrie Prejean on her boldness and her honesty. I disagree with her calling this situation a test from G~D, though. I believe it's an opportunity. I think by now, more of America knows who she is than the girl that won. Seems these harsh statements being made and the attempt to rob her of her first amendment rights, may just be a blessing of much more than a tiara. I can't remember the last time I even knew who the reigning, crowned Miss USA was, but I remember this lovely young lady and her name, and I think she'll be famous for years to come, without the scandal usually associated with the few memorable Beauty Queens.
Whether someone agrees or disagrees with her statement, a person shouldn't have to give up their rights as an American citizen to win. I personally agree with her statement, although I don't think marriage should be sanctioned by the government at all. I think it's a religious ceremony and Thomas Jefferson was pretty clear about keeping religion and government separate.
My congratulations to Miss USA. My applause, respect, and congratulations to Carrie.
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey G~D rather than men. Acts of the New Testament

Monday, April 20, 2009

Big Budget Change from Barack

I realize, that's President Obama to we citizens, but I used G.W. and George I or George II, so Barack it is for today. He's meaning business, now on this budget tightening and slashing spending. Why, he's already got ideas to cut $100 million worth of programs that he says are not serving the people. Okay, finally, we have some figures from Washington that most of us can relate to. 100M relates to 3.5 trillion in this manner. 100,000,000 - 3,500,000,000,000. See, it's going to be so easy to understand now! Slashing the same number of zeros is the simplest way to break down this budget that our leaders believe to be too complicated for we the people. Do you suppose politicians just think we're stupid, because we vote for them? Now, back to our math. Removing 8 zeros from each figure gets this into the ball park most of us are dealing in. President Obama is fully determined and full speed ahead to reduce spending by 1/35,000. That's right! What bold and brave change this man speaks of and leads! So in simple citizen terms, this man has promised to save us $1 out of every $35K spent in Washington. So, for the person making $35,000.00 a year, that amounts to saving $1.00. For those earning $70,000.00 that would be a whopping $2.00 in the bank at the end of the year! Or in the case of Washington, a payment towards the interest on the trillions of debt, already counting and mounting. If I understand political economics at all. What he is proposing to save, won't even touch the interest payment on the national deficit, if it's figured at .25%. And the budget he has proposed will further increase the deficit right along with the interest due. I never thought more money was the answer, but if this is the best we can do to reduce spending, we're still just digging the hole deeper.
In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten Me, saith Adonai YHVH. a Prophet of Holy Scripture

Friday, April 17, 2009

I Want to be a Serious Blogger

So, I guess I need to change topics. American politics reads like a bad comic book. I can't even take my subject matter seriously, it's gotten too ridiculous. From what I read, Congress is discussing changing the tax code, changing health care, and still never figured out how to track the free money they just threw at the banks and Wall Street. The tax debate has been ongoing for years, and now suddenly there is a bill to discuss? I read somewhere a "fair tax" or "consumption tax." I find that disgusting. I'm tired of being called a consumer by retailers, I sure don't want the government getting comfortable using that term. When dealing with our government, I prefer the term, "citizen!" Considering the fact, if the government becomes our health care coverage provider, then we all are on federal medicare or medicaid and the private insurance companies start hiking the house and car insurance to stay in business. And, there will be far fewer doctors because that won't be enough money for them to make, but there will be more nurse practitioners, because, well because they like authority. And the "fair tax" or consumption tax amounts to nothing more than a federal sales tax on our purchases. If the government can actually take in more money collecting on sales, rather than income, clearly we are spending more than we are earning . . . Do the math! All we have to do is look at the American economy to see that doesn't add up!
If My people, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. History of Holy Scripture

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tea, Anyone?

Well, it looks like the GOP may be replaced with TEA. I don't know if the GOP got diluted or just soured, but TEA may be a refreshing change of pace for the conservatives, or just a fun distraction for awhile. Everyone likes to think they are making a difference. And the GOP followers are the easiest to convince they are doing something unique and powerful and RIGHT. They like that sort of programing. And so, in both name and the fashion of the Boston Tea Party, this new national platform is being presented and promoted. On one hand, I do see the correlation. The colonists dressed up as Indians and threw the tea over in protest of taxes. Now, we have disgruntled members of the GOP dressed up as movers and shakers and using TEA for an acronym in protest of taxes. I guess it took them awhile to come up with this, since it didn't happen when all the banks and big business got their party money. According to Glen Beck, it wasn't organized or orchestrated, just people all on the same page, doing the same thing. Well, okay, if Glen says so, but I heard him talking about it, before it ever happened, mentioning cities and places, and contacts. If that isn't organizing and orchestrating, I don't know what you'd call it. I read someone had compared this so called "grass roots movement" to astro-turf. Genuine? I think they do want the power back, and they know the last administration blew it big time for all the things the GOP supposedly stands for. And I do know, many Americans would rather keep the banks going, than have more government programs. So, maybe the same people will orchestrate the same agenda with a new name, and now that the government will own banks and business, the people will rally to the "new" party never realizing, it's the SOP, Same Old Politics. There is no party of smaller government. And this government is huge with a voracious appetite. It's already eating our great grandchildren's lunch! So let's all have TEA!
. . . the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them. a Prophet of Holy Scripture

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Holy Week

Be back the 16th
Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to YHVH. Torah of Holy Scripture

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I Find It Amazing

As to how much President Obama sounds like former President Bush. I truly expected a little more difference, at least at first. Oh, I know he's more popular, but then so was G.W. right after he took office. President Obama sounds exactly like G.W. regarding North Korea. He's approached the NATO allies about troops for Afghanistan. I realize that isn't Iraq, but he's really aiming at Pakistan, anyway. I feel like we are seeing the same shell and marble game, as before. He wants a two state solution for the Palestinians and Israel. I still don't understand the situation that Turkey needs to be part of the EU. I think over 95% of Turkey is in Asia. I never understood what the big deal was when G.W. pushed for it, but now that Obama is, I'm sure it is a concealed big deal and I would like to know why. He said something about the example of democracy and free trade. Well, Turkey doesn't have to be part of the EU to have a voice and be counted. America isn't part of the EU and we have democratic free trade. Our President said something about making it possible for Turkey to sell to other countries in the EU. Again, it doesn't require membership in the EU to be a part of NATO, buy and sell goods, so what gives? Both of these men have been rather vague and secular about their religion, but make rather general references to Christianity, and they both have proclaimed Islam to be a religion of peace. They both throw huge amounts of money around and have increased the deficit by trillions. I think what I find the most amazing and similar is the arrogance with which both of these men have virtually told the rest of the world to snap to and pay attention. It's as if they both feel President of the United States is somehow more like President of the world.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. New Testament

Monday, April 06, 2009

News and Information

I heard this morning about N. Korea's launch of something. They say it's a satellite, but their non-allies think otherwise. Even if it's a satellite, that means they are capable of launching other things . . . As I listened to the story being reported, I heard the distinct comment regarding what the people in N. Korea, Russia, and China heard about this launch. The inference was that the people in N. Korea, Russia, and China were probably only hearing the part their government wanted them to hear. As I laid there in bed in the pre-dawn hours, thinking about that, I couldn't help but ponder our very own news sources, who for the most part all sound a great deal like they are working for the Enquirer. So much American news appears to be nothing more than gossip and fear mongering. I wondered what other countries were thinking of America's news sources and information. Now, we think we have complete access to all the news, but we choose our bias with which we listen. Well, if we all acknowledge there is a bias, except those that listen to FOX, isn't that an admission that we are not receiving the full picture of the news? If there's bias, then there is editorializing, and anytime news is editorialized, information is presented and overlooked according to the one seeking and the one reporting. How can we be so sure we are getting all the information and untainted here in America, when we already reject various news sources?
I consider the book of Proverbs when obtaining news and information. I want to know what is really going on. I don't just seek the information I want to hear, or what I agree with. A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. a Proverb of Holy Scripture

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Up In Smoke

Well, the smokers have been declared, officially, "the lepers of the 21st Century!" I remember when I still smoked over 15 years ago, a group of us standing outside some establishment calling ourselves "lepers." What I find offensive, as a former smoker, is I at least had the right to choose to be considered "unclean." Now, the rights are being removed, and we have a President that smokes! I remember how cranky I got when I was quitting. The world just doesn't need any extra aggression right now. And there better not be any smoking in the family quarters of the White House, it still belongs to US! It seems odd that one particular tobacco company is actually supporting this cigarette ban. Oh, I know, it isn't really a ban on smoking, it's just that cigarettes are now about 50 cents apiece and there's a recession, joblessness, and foreclosures everywhere, making it not an easy time to try quitting, but needing to. It's almost like with this timing, it is meant to be stressful! But then I find President Obama and this Congress to be particularly stressful and I'm not a republican! Now, I realize the dollar will soon be going up in smoke, as well. We're headed for a global currency and the G20 doesn't seem so impressed with our monopoly money, so I think we can see where this is probably going. And the laws! I think some of America's laws are a bit ridiculous, but they are the laws of this land, and now we're talking international everything . . . International laws will certainly place the Constitution "up in smoke." We need to get a hold of this or drop out of this or something. We just sat there, applauding the last 8 years as the Bill of Rights went "up in smoke." I'm thinking with this much up in smoke, we're getting burned.
And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, the Revelation

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Garden Czar

Rosa DeLauro is the official so concerned about our "food safety" that she has introduced a bill before the House that will protect us from what is growing . . . And give the authorities the right to check it out anytime! Now, it doesn't specifically say that we little guys will have to get a license to buy a package of seeds, but it did mention "farm and agriculture" quite freely. It's of course very complex and comprehensive in nature. Isn't all legislation? So many pages of so many words that always leave loopholes to be closed or redefined at the discretion of the power. I am not shy about the axe I have to grind with NAIS and I've singled Monsanto out in my last book, "the Threshold of Technocracy," with their genetic engineering and modification. I wrote this book before the official financial collapsing of GM, but mentioned that it wouldn't be long before GM no longer just stood for General Motors, but genetic modification, regarding our food. Well, I stumbled upon an interesting fact today. General Motors and Monsanto are both clients of the same political strategist, and he just happens to be married to Rosa DeLauro. So, if Rosa's bill passes, I'm sure her husband's client, Monsanto, will be the first and last one, applauding.
And G~D said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed . . . And G~D saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. Torah of Holy Scripture

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