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Conservatism mixed with a little end time theology

Recent Events at the UN Summit in Pittsburgh

There has been a plethora of new (and somewhat frightening) happenings coming from the UN Summit.  Here’s a brief look at the latest news:

  • There are some strong leaders left in the world – They’re just absent from the US right now.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu actually showed some gusto by condemning the UN for allowing the Iranian president to speak and brought forth evidence of the Holocaust (which is only being denied by the crack-nut Ahmadinejad).
  • Guess where this quote came from: “We are content and happy if  Barack Obama can stay forever as the President of the United States of America.”  Joe Biden?  ACORN?  Matt Lauer?  This was from Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.  Isn’t that something?  Wicked dictators accused of mass murder and genocide love Obama.  Gadhafi also referred to BHO as “our son” and “our Obama.”  Touching.
  • Our fearless leader is calling for a world without nuclear bombs.  Fortunately, the world is allowing us to lead the way and disarm first.  Great!  Are you feelin’ all ‘hopeychangey’ yet?

In his first appearance before the group, Obama promised the U.S. would reach out in “a new era of engagement based on mutual interest and mutual respect,” but he also wagged a rhetorical finger at leaders who spend much of their time at international gatherings excoriating the U.S. He said “an almost reflexive anti-Americanism” that swept the globe under the administration of his predecessor, George W. Bush, is not “an excuse for collective inaction.”

“Nothing is easier than blaming others for our troubles and absolving ourselves of responsibility for our choices and our actions,” he said.

Unbelievable.

If blaming others is such a poor choice of action, why have you [Barack Hussein Obama] repeatedly blamed Bush for the economic collapse you inherited caused?  And, the economy is just the tip of the iceberg.

Folks, the world is rapidly changing.  We are not living in our Grandparents’ America.

In the Bible, there were numerous signs that pointed to the 1st coming of Jesus; and, Jesus had strong words for those who were unable to see the times and missed His 1st coming.  There are even more signs pointing to the 2nd coming of Christ.  There will be a one-world government and a false ‘peace’ over the nations to set the stage for the most radical period in human history.

When exactly will it happen?  It is correct to state we don’t know the day nor the hour.  But, that doesn’t mean we can’t discern the time and the season.  In fact, we are commanded by Jesus to know the hour in which we live.

Jesus could come in 5 years or He could come in 50.  I don’t know.  But, I can tell you that the level of wickedness in the earth will be matched by a praying church moving in authority as it grows in love for Jesus.  The whole plan to reveal Jesus at the 2nd coming is in deep partnership with His Church.  These in themselves are some of the easiest signs to discern.

God is raising up a prayer movement of people who agree with the plans in His heart and will stand firm until the end.

Luke 21:36 – “But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things [coming sins] that are about to take place, and to stand [in victory] before the Son of Man.”

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Filed under: 1st Commandment, Economy, Media/News, Revelation, Signs of the Times

Ford Sales Surge in August; GM, Chrysler Fall

The Cash for Clunkers program has been called ‘disastrous,’ and the term certainly applies when relating it to Government-run GM and Chrysler.

In a month where Ford, Toyota, and Honda saw impressive sales gains, both GM and Chrysler had poor showings with both companies posting sales declines.

Yes, even despite the Government incentives…GM and Chrysler lost customers.

Why do you think that is?

Simply put: It’s because the American people are not happy with the President’s domination of the private sector, most notably by firing the CEO of GM and issuing a hostile takeover of 2 out of the 3 US automakers.

Thankfully, we still have the rights to exercise our freedom and reward the companies who remain strong.  Unfortunately, in this case it’s primarily foreign companies with Ford Motor Co. being the one exception.

It goes to show how often Government involvement, though well-intended, always backfires.

Filed under: Economy, Media/News

Possible Health Care Restrictions and a Call to Greatness

The Right Revelation Podcast!

A look into 2 new possible Health Care restrictions – mandatory circumcision and a ban on Happy Hour.  A brief look into football and will we be given a new choice for Social Security?

Also includes a brief discussion on Jesus’ call to be considered great in the Kingdom of God.

Duration: 15 minutes 15 seconds

Filed under: 1st Commandment, Economy, Health Care, Media/News, Podcasts

Obama Happy to be a One-Term Wonder?

Have you ever seen a politician happy to only hold one term in office?

Isn’t the goal to represent the people well enough that they want to re-elect you?

So, what could possibly be the motive behind this statement?

US President Barack Obama would be fine with serving only one term if he achieved some of his most audacious goals, like his embattled health care overhaul, spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

First of all, I’m glad they are admitting these are his plans…and not what American’s want.

But, here is what Obama is saying to me: Regardless if the people want my plans or not, I’m going to pass them anyway.  Why?  Because I know what’s best for the United States, not you.

Liberals are really convincing me they really do think the Government can do things better than the people!

Don’t believe me?  Read on:

The way he approaches this issue [health care], the economy, Afghanistan, Iraq, any of these issues is not in a mode of self-preservation, said Gibbs.

Obama says he wants to take decisions “he thinks are in the best interests of the American people, not what’s in the best interest of his personal polling numbers”, said the spokesman.

We Americans don’t know what we want; we need Obama to tell us what we want.  And, those silly polls that meant so much to liberals during the Bush era – that say we don’t want BHO’s audacious goals – well, those just mean we really do want them, we just don’t know it yet.

If his plans were really in the best interests of the people, we would reward him and re-elect him to office.  The fact that he feels as though implementing his goals will cause him to sacrifice his popularity clearly states they aren’t popular programs.

This just doesn’t sound like the Obama people voted into Office…

Filed under: Economy, Environment, Health Care, Media/News

Warren Buffet Warns of Consequences of Massive Debt

If you don’t believe the warning Conservatives are sounding regarding the US debt levels, please heed the words of one Oracle of Omaha:

A highly influential American has finally hit the panic button about the tremendous mountain of debt the country is piling up.

Last year, Warren Buffett says, we were justified in using any means necessary to stave off another Great Depression.  Now that the economy is beginning to recover, however, we need to curtail our out-of-control spending, or we’ll destroy the value of the dollar and many Americans’ life savings.

Here are some scary statistics given by Buffet:

  • Congress is now spending 185% of what it takes in
  • Our deficit is a post WWII record of 13% of GDP
  • Our debt is growing by 1% a month
  • We are borrowing $1.8 trillion a year

The $1.84 trillion budget deficit for this year trumps the $454.8 billion deficit left by Bush, and most of that was his $383 billion stimulus.

Plus, I really don’t like his comment regarding the ‘destruction of American’s life savings.’  Will our money all of the sudden disappear?  No.  What he’s referring to is the purchasing power of those dollars.  What we will be able to buy with the money in the bank will be drastically reduced, thereby ‘destroying’ our efforts to support ourselves post-work career.

In other words, it would be similar to the German scenario post-WWI where it took a grocery cart of money to buy one loaf of bread.

Well, hopefully it wouldn’t be that bad 🙂

But, just to put the deficit in perspective, if you had $1,000,000,000,000 in cash, you could buy (stats courtesy of Econ4U):

  • 282 billion Big Macs
  • 3.1 million Ferrari 599 GTBs
  • 769 New Yankees Stadiums
  • 28,571 flights into space as a tourist

Anyone up for a journey to space? 😉

Filed under: Economy, Media/News

Federal Deficit Increases $181 Billion…In July

Remember this Obama –

President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday emphasized his commitment to fiscal responsibility, promising that his team would strip the federal budget of all unnecessary spending to help offset large outlays expected for his planned stimulus package.

But Mr. Obama didn’t provide many specifics, and he gave little sense of how he would tackle entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security. Few experts believe the budget deficit can be brought under control without trimming spending on these programs.

That seems to be a thing of the past, as with several other promises.  Today, the Washington Times reported a few new spending and deficit records for America:

Federal spending surpassed the $3 trillion mark for the first time in history during July, and the record-shattering fiscal year still has two months to go.

That in itself in frightening.  Even more harrowing is the current trend:

The U.S. government spent more money last month – $332 billion – than in any other month in history, the Treasury Department reported Wednesday. Outlays were more than double tax receipts in July, generating a monthly deficit of $181 billion.

In one month we gained over $180 billion in new debt.  Annualized that would equal 2.172 trillion in new debt each year (181 million x 12 months = 2.172 trillion).

That is obviously an unsustainable cycle.

However, the last thing I want to point out is the comparison of Obama’s spending to Bush’s:

For the first 10 months of fiscal 2009, which ends Sept. 30, the budget deficit totaled $1.27 trillion, nearly three times last year’s record annual deficit of $459 billion.

Of those 10 months, Obama has now owned 7.  Plus, most of the $459 billion deficit came from the 1st Bush stimulus he passed right before he left office ($383 billion) which I also did not agree with.

I keep hearing about interest skyrocketing as a result of this, but call me naive as I’m still not sure what the correct response should be as a result of all this spending.  Stock up on food?  Buy chickens?  Invest in gold?

Well, as they say, hindsight is 20/20 – hopefully there won’t be too much I regret not doing!

Filed under: Economy, Media/News

Every one needs to watch this video

Ask yourself: Do you really want this health care?

Video courtesy of PajamasTV (http://www.pjtv.com/)

Filed under: Economy, Health Care, Media/News

Charitable Giving – It’s that simple

I’ve been asked follow-up questions regarding the joke I posted on July 7th titled, ‘Giving to the Poor.’

Obama has been drawing criticism from both parties for his desire to cut charitable tax deductions for wealthy Americans.  You can find articles about this here, here, and here.

Why would he do this?  There is an easy explanation for it and, more so, it gives us an opportunity to discuss one of the main differences between liberals and conservatives.

Liberal ideology wants BIG government. The government needs to take care of people and so it needs to raise taxes in order to pay for more programs. The more the government does the better.

Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae – what word comes to mind when you think about these government programs?

How about the word failure.

All of these programs are poorly run, have cash flow issues, or are simply bankrupt.  We all know this.

Conservatives, on the other hand, want to give incentives to people to help others.  If you want to start a program to help homeless kids in the inner city, than the government provides the incentives – in this case the Nonprofit Organization and tax deductions  – and the people have a reason to help you reach your goal.

It’s that simple.

More importantly, it works.

Think about this when you read articles on universal, government-run health care and the Cap and Trade bill.  The only result will be higher taxes and more poorly managed government programs.

There is an optimal level of government.  These new programs are crossing that line.

You are better at helping others than the government is; Don’t let them talk you out of it.

Filed under: Economy, Media/News

Recent News

Some happenings in the economy:

U.S. Unemployment hits highest rate in 26 years.  9.5%.  467,000 Americans lost their jobs last month.

The California Controller is now preparing to issue IOU’s.  Hey, look on the bright side, they’re backed by the full faith and credit of the California government. *wink*

The price of oil fell in correlation to the rising job rate.  I’m really not sure if this is good news or bad.  In the least they cancel each other out.

This is difficult to say, but it almost seems like the economy needs to tank in order for us to realize that BIG government, lots of spending, ridiculous energy policies, and higher taxes only harm the economy.

Obviously, since God is intimately involved in His creation, He is therefore engaged in what’s happening to the economy.  I read on interesting take on the economy here.  You can read the article on his blog or catch the summary below:

  1. God intends for this recession to expose hidden sin and so bring us to repentance and cleansing;
  2. He intends to wake us up to the constant and desperate condition of the developing world where there is always and only recession of the worst kind;
  3. He intends to relocate the roots of our joy in his grace rather than in our goods, in his mercy rather than our money, in his worth rather than our wealth;
  4. He intends to advance his saving mission in the world—the spread of the gospel and the growth of his church—precisely at a time when human resources are least able to support it. This is how he guards his glory;
  5. He intends for the church to care for its hurting members and to grow in the gift of love.

This pretty much sums it up for me.

In everything, we proclaim the goodness and kindness of Jesus.  We trust in Your leadership and know everything You do cannot be improved on by another.  Just and true are Your ways.

Filed under: Economy, Media/News