Thursday, June 26, 2008

Why Are We Here?

Dennis Marcellino cites a survey on CNN Headline News that said the #1 interest of 43% of Americans is, “What is the meaning of life?”

Logically, life must have meaning. If life had no meaning, the concept would have no meaning. It would then never occur to anyone to wonder about the 'meaning of life' because the idea itself would be nonsense.

We're at the brink. Politicians want more power, corporate leaders want larger market share and higher profits, starving people want food, war-ravaged people want peace, and the average blue-collar worker just wants to be left alone.

But is that 'meaning'? Wanting things and getting what we want?

Henry Blackaby gave the keynote address at a National Day of Prayer event four years ago. His comments remain relevant: God Himself has an agenda for the world, and particularly for His people. We would be well-served to forget our priorities and think about His. All our earthly hopes, dreams, and accomplishments will vanish like a dream disappears when one awakens. None of it will matter, nor will it leave evidence that it ever even existed. But the One with whom we have to do -- He will hold us accountable.

We are called to 'watch' - to meditate on God's Word - to be extensions of God's grace in this world. So put away your vainglory, your temporary hopes and yearnings for physical comfort, power, and praise. The world, the flesh and the devil will be gone soon enough.

Then what?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I'm Better Than You

"Diversity" suggests that differences are just that. I'm not 'better' (qualitatively) than another person just because I have different preferences, abilities, or physical characteristics. But this does not apply to politics. A person who eschews, or actively fights against theft, or kidnapping, or violence is actually a BETTER person. It may not be politically correct, of course, in a land that prides itself on equality, but we need to be realistic.

In this article, Larken Rose makes the case for qualitative inequality - not that it should exist, but that it does. He then challenges the reader to ask a statist you know why he feels okay about advocating that YOU be forcibly robbed every year to pay for things you don't support. And see if he can look you in the eye when/if he answers.

Also included is a link to one of Claire Wolfe's classics: 101 Things To Do 'Til the Revolution.

Read the complete article here:

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Teaching Subservience

We're used to hearing of our 'failing' public educational system, but as a matter of fact, the public schools have been incredibly successful at their primary mission: creating compliant, submissive worker-bees for the national plantation being governed by the emerging Federal tyranny. It is unfortunate collateral damage that we've created a huge body politic that can barely reason, but that was never the intention.

Larken Rose, H.L. Mencken, Mark Twain, John Stuart Mill, and John Taylor Gatto all contribute insights into this exposé of public education and the tyrannical objectives behind its demise.

Teaching Subservience by Larken Rose - Everything about the 'education' systems in most of the world teaches, first and foremost, that one should always be subservient to authority.

Demanding News

Bogus "news" stories, outright fabrications, disinformation, and mindless 'infotainment' have become standard fare for much of the mainstream media. As a result, the average American viewer is either tittilated, mis-informed, or uninformed. This is hardly the formula for the informed electorate that we need if we want to get this country back onto the right track.

Michael Carl seems to think that we need to hold the media strictly accountable for accuracy, content, and relevance. In today's article, Demanding News, Rev. Carl calls on Americans to get involved by engaging the media and challenging them to return to the previously high standards of American journalism.

Trivial, lame and absurd stories do not deserve space in today's news, especially if it means significant stories must go unreported. And there is never any excuse for reporting lies as truth.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Hateful Freedom?

Should the victims of extortion stand together to RESIST their own prosperity? This is what AFL-CIO President Robert Haynes is encouraging Democrat union members to do in Massachusetts, where a campaign to abolish the state's income tax is gaining momentum. Of course, as long as they have electronic voting machines, the issue remains -- not in the hands of the voters -- but in the hands of the mainstream media who must make the referendum results appear plausible.

In our Orwellian world, it's entirely possible that the wage slaves in Massachusetts will vote to keep the security of their chains rather than "abolish the forms to which they are accustomed." Still, Haynes' lunacy has not escaped the notice of Larken Rose, who presents his own analysis in his recent article, Hateful Freedom?

Those who trade freedom for security lose both. Let's see what Massachusetts does.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

"For the Unpopular Side"

More clarity from Larken Rose: do people ACCUSED of being terrorists, or "enemy combatants," or whatever, deserve to be treated as innocent until proven guilty? Put the shoe on the other foot. If Chinese troops came over here, and did random searches of homes without warrants or probable cause, and arrested hundreds of people based on nothing more than guesses or suspicions, would you think it was okay? In other words, do you ACTUALLY believe in freedom, or do you just believe that YOU should be free?

When politicians whine that they need more power, you would do well to assume that they want to use that power against YOU, or at least that the power WILL be used against you at some time in the future.

Read Larken's latest here:

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

How To Get Rid of Love Handles

I have never had much of a problem with excess body weight, or with 'love handles' in particular. But I got an email from Travis Sago and he suggested I write on 'How To Get Rid of Love Handles.'

"Weight Loss" is BIG business (no pun intended). Part of the problem is diet, part is lifestyle (lack of exercise) and part is psychological. It's no secret that Americans dine on garbage ... stuff that is really not all that nutritious. It's also no secret that our lifestyles are a lot more sedentary. With our short attention spans, we want to take one pill one time to solve the problem, whether it be skin problems, depression, or even excess weight. Unfortunately, those solutions have only one noticeable benefit: wealth and job security for the pill sellers.

It's been suggested that one of the problems with 'weight loss' is the phrasing. When you 'lose' something -- your car keys, your wallet, your term paper -- you usually set out to find it. So simply changing the phrase from 'weight loss' to 'weight release' changes the mindset. Those 'love handles' are NOT YOU. They don't belong on you, and they don't belong to you. So release them, let them go. And then don't go trying to find them or replace them.

No one needs to buy a book or see a doctor to learn that broccoli is harder on love handles than candy corn. There is lots of information (and some malicious dis-information) on the web or in the library. One concept that made sense to me (for overall health, not just weight loss) is the idea of eating according to your blood type. This information is presented by Dr. Peter D'Adamo. Unfortunately, a lot of the foods he doesn't recommend for my blood type are on my favorites list. In addition, if you have people in your family with different blood types, you wind up with either a short list of foods you can all eat, or you compromise the system.

One person who applies science to both diet (for health) and lifestyle/exercise (for fitness) is Tom Venuto. Folks who are serious about losing those 'love handles' will often try all the free stuff, listen to their friends and co-workers, and ricochet from one program or diet plan to another with no results. Tom understands this subject and guarantees his results.

For someone who just wants to get rid of love handles quickly without getting into condition, the Fat Loss 4 Idiots program might be just the ticket. I think this 'for idiots' thing has been beaten to death, and the suggestion that love handles are a sign of mental deficiency is an unkindness that heavy people should not have to endure. BUT -- the program guarantees a 9-lb loss every eleven days... safely. Nothing bizarre or extreme, some encouragement, some education, and a manageable program (you can do almost ANYTHING if it only lasts 9 days). You'll know in plenty of time whether the approach works for you or not.

So, if you want to know how to get rid of love handles, this information could be just what you need. Summer's almost here and it's a great time to get back in shape.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Selenium Therapy

I found a very interesting book from, of all places, ClickBank. It is about the life, discoveries, and 73-year medical career of Dr. Emanuel Revici. He developed what might be called "Selenium Therapy" in the treatment of cancer. I wrote a short article about it which will, hopefully, get some visibility through Ezine Articles (as I make this post, the article is still in the 'pending approval' pipeline).

Dr. Revici died at age 101; clearly he was practicing what he preached. He earned the disdain of the "Cancer Industry" because, obviously, cancer is Big Business here in the U.S. Pardon my cynicism, but it's a painfully obvious truth. But the value of his information was borne out by my research on Amazon. The book retails for $40 and there was only ONE COPY on Amazon offered for sale. It was offered as a collectible because it was signed by the author, who has the book listed. No one else who has purchased the book wants to part with it. According to the sales page (linked above), used copies have been sold for as much as $570. Truly, good information has value.

The book tells all; or at least all that one needs to intelligently apply the discoveries and therapies of Dr. Revici. All we need to do is get the word out.

So, dear reader, copy and paste the link into an email and send it to all your friends. Do them a huge favor.