Hilarious: Craig Ferguson makes a few birther jokes…
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Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”
3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. 5 And on her forehead a name was written:
MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,THE MOTHER OF HARLOTSAND OF THE ABOMINATIONSOF THE EARTH.
To forget, whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself – that was the ultimate subtlety; consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed.The good news is that before I ever went to that first class, before I ever even signed up for that class, I had already given full power of attorney to my parents. I'd signed away my rights because I knew that probably when I'd been fully indoctrinated and assimilated within the Democrat-University-Media Complex I would no longer be competent to make my own decisions for myself. That's right! The state thought it had taken full ownership of my mind, but I'd already sold it to my parents first. After a thorough deprogramming, I'm almost back to normal. Every now-and-then little bubbles of insanity pop out, kind of like Tourettes Syndrome: Tax the rich! My body My Choice! But all-in-all I'm mostly back to normal.
According to census data at Maryland-Demographics.com, 1,953 people lived in Chevy Chase Village as of 2010. Of those nearly 2,000 residents, 10 were black. That’s right — ten. As in, one-half of one percent. Ninety-three percent of its residents were white, the remaining percentage other minorities.All I wanted was a few minutes of Chris Matthews' time, just a quick interview. I wanted to feel him out on his political ideology. What I was really hoping for however, was a "gotcha" moment. This would be some word or phrase that I could take out of context and transmogrify into a foolish-seeming gaff or even perhaps—though I only dream it—a full-blown scandal!
To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget, whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself – that was the ultimate subtlety; consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word 'doublethink' involved the use of doublethink.To be continued...
2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.The Bald Eagle is our national symbol. What better symbol of our unparalleled power across the world, our unimaginable freedom, and our farsighted and sagacious Constitutional rights, than the majestic Bald Eagle? Well this choice was decided by men far wiser than you or I. We once looked upon this symbol of our American spirit with unabashed pride. Until we poisoned it. Until we caged it. Until we fed it on nothing but slime and offal. Until we clipped its wings and bound it tightly with a million yards of red-tape. Until we papered its cage with money not worth the paper it's printed on. This prophecy of Revelation has never been clearer. We are the fallen Babylon. We are the home of every foul spirit and our national symbol and our nation itself has never been in a sadder and more hateful state than we find it today.
3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
Revelation 20:15 — And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.Never before, and never after, was my faith so great. But then I started listening to teachers in that place where that old snake the devil, who drips his poison into the river of knowledge we so thirst for, has built his stronghold. My faith was discouraged; I guess that's the best way of putting it. It was a process that can only be described as diabolical.
What is one hour of your life worth? They're spent so lavishly in our youth. One after another is spent with no thought at all to the cost. Later as we become adults they're sold cheaply at first—a few dollars an hour—later in life they're usually worth more. Yet when we become old, how we do hoard those few that are left! What would a man lying on his deathbed pay for a few more of those wasted hours misspent in his youth?
The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is the official bullion gold coin of Canada, and is produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. The brainchild of Walter Ott, it is one of the purest gold regular-issue coins in the world with a gold content of .9999 millesimal fineness (24 carats), with some special issues .99999 fine. That is, it contains virtually no base metals at all—only gold, from mines in Canada.
From 1940 to 1957 the US Treasury’s gold reserves remained relatively constant but by 1958 they started falling. Within three years, by 1960, Treasury gold reserves had declined as much as twenty two percent. Just as the increase in gold reserves from 1935 to 1940 indicated that gold was overvalued and the dollar was undervalued, the decline in reserves after 1957 indicated that the dollar was now overvalued, and gold was undervalued.I've already mentioned that a troy ounce of gold is worth $1734.00. The United States owes 16 trillion. So how many metric tonnes of gold would the USA have to pile up to pay off our national debt? 16 trillion divided by the price of gold per ounce ($1734.00) divided by 14.58333333 (the number of troy ounces in one pound) divided by 2204.62 (pounds in a metric tonne) = 287164.58 tonnes of gold.
It was becoming more and more difficult for the European and American Reserve Banks to maintain the gold price at $35 an ounce. In 1961 the situation was severe enough that the United States, Britain, West Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg all agreed to sell gold into the market to try and prevent the price from exceeding $35 an ounce; and so the London Gold Pool was created.
The French, who were smart enough to realize that the London Gold Pool was a losing proposition, eventually started selling francs for dollars and sent the dollars back to the United States in exchange for gold.
By 1968, when the London Gold Pool croaked, US gold reserves had declined more than fifty two percent from their 1957 levels. In 1971 US gold reserves were 9,070 tonnes, only seventy-two tonnes more than they had been in 1935. It was clear that thirty-five dollars were no longer worth an ounce of gold.
A total of 165,000 tonnes of gold have been mined in human history, as of 2009. This is roughly equivalent to 5.3 billion troy ounces or, in terms of volume, about 8500 m3, or a cube 20.4 m on a side. The world consumption of new gold produced is about 50% in jewelry, 40% in investments, and 10% in industry.Obviously if the USA was forced to account for this 16 trillion dollars in debt today and pay it back in gold we couldn't do it. That much gold doesn't exist. It may never exist. The United States gross domestic product is about 15 trillion annually. We've got a little over one trillion dollars in circulation, with a hundred trillion or more in assets held by the public and private sectors combined. If the world were still on a gold standard and if we assumed that the value of all assets on Earth are worth roughly ten times that of the USA or one quadrillion dollars, then the price of gold today would be nearly $100,000 an ounce. The demand for gold to back the amount of currency necessary to provide a liquid market for a quadrillion's worth of assets would cause the price of gold to skyrocket north of $100,000 an ounce.
Alex Furlong: "Man, if it's come down to this. What's the point?"Ordinary men are born. They strut their ordinary hour on the stage, and then they are gone. In the course of things this is the usual fate of us all, and there's nothing shameful or wrong in it. Upon occasion however, at some point in an otherwise ordinary life, some are called upon to achieve the truly extraordinary, the exceptional, the magical and majestic. Winston Churchill was such a seminal figure. A leader called upon to defend a nation—indeed the entire world—against a monster. In these days England was still a great force to be reckoned with. Great Britain was still an empire and its power was felt in all corners of the world. The Prime Minister of Great Britain was in this day and age the closest thing the world had to the power that now rests in the hands of our own President of the United States.
Eagle Man: "He Riddles me. The ancient riddle: 'What's the point?' Have you ever seen an eagle flying back to his home with dinner for the Mrs. and all the little eagle babies. And he's flying against the wind and he's flying in the rain and he's flying through bullets and all kinds of hell, and then right at that moment when he's about to get back to his nest, he says, 'What the f--k, it's a drag being an eagle,' and right then two little x'es comes across his eyes just like in the old fashion cartoons. And he goes plunging down, and down and down and BAM!. He's just a splatter of feathers and then we don't have the national bird of America no more. Did you ever see that?"
Alex Furlong: "No."
Eagle Man: "Me Neither. Eagle's got too much self-respect. How's yours?"
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.In that land where Jesus walked in those days, they had little of clean water and none of toilet paper. The amount of hygiene possible was limited solely to the right hand while the left-hand was used to wipe after defecation, and then I assume rubbed in sand or whatever was nearby. This fact is both obvious and necessary of understanding to fully comprehend what Jesus meant. No one in this age ever hit others with their left hand. For sanitary reasons it just was not done. One more fact is necessary for full understanding. The backhand was a treatment reserved solely for slaves. By turning the other cheek Jesus was saying in a nonverbal clearly understandable way: I'm not your slave. To hit me again you'll have to backhand me and we both know I'm not your slave.
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."—Benjamin FranklinThe great experiment of unlimited democracy has failed. If you doubt me, then I defy you to look at the economic picture, the situation in the mideast, the unfathomable burden of 16 trillion dollars of debt, rampant ignorance, intransigent public sector unions, cities going bankrupt with whole states soon to follow, proliferating nuclear arms around the world and especially ominous in iran, Israel abandoned, constitutional freedoms overruled by executive fiat, and then tell how we can turn this around with someone like Obama for a President!
To vote is to wield authority; it is the supreme authority from which all other authority derives ... the franchise [the vote] is force, naked and raw, the Power of the Rods and the Ax. Whether it is exerted by ten men or by ten billion, political authority is force.It is no use trying to teach the unprincipled the error of their ways. They are the very portrait of feigned outrage and eyes full of laughter. They won't hear your argument. They won't understand it. They won't believe it. Finally, they will refuse to accept the consequences of not heeding it. Listen! You kill a vampire by exposing it to the light of day and driving a stake through its evil heart. There is no compromise possible when you're dealing with evil. It's you or it's them. So, with that, here are some starting principles. None of them will harm you and many of them will help you. Most importantly, every one of them will give you a little more power over your own life and that of your family and take it away from the Vampire in Chief.
To permit irresponsible authority is to sow disaster; to hold a man responsible for anything he does not control is to behave with blind idiocy. The unlimited democracies were unstable because their citizens were not responsible for the fashion in which they exerted their sovereign authority ... No attempt was made to determine whether a voter was socially responsible to the extent of his literally unlimited authority. If he voted the impossible, the disastrous possible happened instead—and responsibility was then forced on him willy-nilly and destroyed both him and his foundationless temple.