Getting Close.....to 10,000 pageviews on this blog! No idea how many are robots and how many are real humans, but it makes me think.
How many people read my posts? How many strangers do I affect in some small way? And most importantly -
Do I bless others?
Am I encouraging, uplifting, edifying?
Am I a bright spot in someone's day?
Am I teaching and admonishing?
Am I holding up Christ as the head of my life?
Am I an example of the believers?
Or is this a venue to toot my own horn?
To proclaim my foolishness and show off my wit.
To show the world that I am as silly and conceited as they are.
I think we can all ask ourselves these questions as we fill blogs ,Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, etc with pictures, thoughts, and comments.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Phil.4:8
That's my tidbit for today. I hope you will keep visiting and feel free to leave comments, ask questions - even if we don't know each other personally. This is my little corner of cyberspace, and I'm awfully glad you stopped by.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
We hear the radio
blaring out the news.
"Financial experts say that a crisis is coming!"
"Silver expected to reach an all-time high"
"Gold is predicted to skyrocket in the near future!"
"Call today for free information about the end of the dollar!"
Get your hands on some GOLD.
We've been believing the hype for, well, centuries. Precious metals have been responsible for more happiness, hatred, murder, suicide, success, and starvation than anyone could ever calculate.
They have been used down through the ages as a literal glittering monetary system.
But what about today. As of 2013, NO country on earth uses gold as a standard. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_standard)
What makes us think that the economy collapsing will make gold become money?! There will be no standard, no way to know what gold is worth in trading. Gold and silver? It might as well be dirt.
The first letter is right, however. G&S.
Nope, not guns and slugs. When push comes to shove, there are only two things used for a basic economy - Goods and Services.
Think about it. If the economy collapsed (which would be very difficult because we have a very stable economy in spite of the media) I would be a very well-to-do man. I can grow my own food, and I have many skills that can be used - construction, repair, and agriculture are the three basic parts of an economy. I can do all three.
Others might have goods. Not trinkets, jewelry or little bags of gold or silver spoons. But for a gallon of gasoline a man would give you the hand of his daughter in marriage. For a jar of peaches I would split a stack of firewood.
We would trade, pull together, work hard. Capitalism in its true form would arise and balance the economy in no time at all. And we'd be off and running...at least until the liberals arose again and designed entitlement programs to ruin everything. But I digress.
Here's my point, and many wealthy and knowledgeable people agree. Gold and silver are as volatile - and stable - as nitroglycerine. You think you've got a great plan; it's liable to blow up in your face.
So live simple. Keep the basics in mind and at hand. A claw hammer and some muscle will get you farther than a basement cubby-hole full of "precious" metal.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Let me paint you a scenario...
We are paying too much for cars.
Dealerships are taking us to the cleaners. They are evil capitalists who are oppressing us. The Government should pay for our vehicles, since transportation is a right. But that's too drastic, so let's just regulate the dealerships for now.
Everyone who wants a car can go to cars.gov and pick a category: silver cars, gold cars, platinum cars... each one will have a set payment.
If you don't make enough money you can subsidize your car. In order to make sure the millions of poor people get free cars, we need to make sure that young people starting out and trying to make it in life pay more on their car payments.
We also need to make sure those that want to be flashy and do street racing get free tires and protective gear. We don't care if they do irresponsible things, we'll just try to keep them from paying the consequences.
What about those who want to pay cash? Too bad! We punish people who work hard and win. If you do not have a car payment by Jan. 1st, you will get 5% of your income added to your taxes as a penalty!
Don't worry, America. We'll take care of you.
~by Elliott Parfitt
P.S. Don't worry, if you like your dealer you can keep your dealer...