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Congress CAN’T Balance the Budget.


(fear) the Fiscal Cliff...

(fear) the Fiscal Cliff… (Photo credit: MyEyeSees)

I’ve warned for most of the past five years that the National Debt is too great to ever be repaid.  I’ve chanted, “What can’t be paid, won’t be paid.”

The following video agrees:  “To balance the budget, Congress must raise taxes by 50% or eliminate the federal government.”  Both solutions are politically untenable and therefore will not be considered to any significant degree until after the economy hits the fan.

Gov-co be screwed.

Note that the evidence and arguments presented in this video presume that the true national debt is at the “official” level of $16 trillion.  I.e., even if the total national debt is only $16, the gov-co (and the American people) be screwed.

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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Debt, Economy, Video, What Can't be Paid

 

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Ball Girl Makes Fantastic Catch


Ball Girl Catch

This video is about 4 years old.  But I haven’t seen it previously.  If you haven’t already seen it, it’s another one of those amazing videos that’s really worth your time

It really is fantastic.

But I’ll bet that ballgirl wouldn’t dare to make that catch if she was paid like a professional player.

She’d just be standing around, trying not to get injured.

video

00:00:39

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SqJz0NgnnE

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Video

 

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An “Infant” is a “Decedent”?


Newborn child, seconds after birth. The umbili...

“Infant”, seconds after birth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I received the following info by email from Colleen.  I haven’t verified any of the info, but if the info is valid, it could be (as Colleen says) BIG.

“Well, someone FINALLY did it. They found in the IRS manual the “proof” of when we “claimed” life. I write this in past tense sense when we got a social security number (a lot of us when we applied for a drivers license) is when we were NOT CONSIDERED decedents. Here’s the wordage

“IRS manual 21.7.13.3.2.2 – An infant is the decedent of an estate or grantor, owner or trustor of a trust, guardianship, receivership or custodianship that has yet to receive an SSN.”

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Posted by on October 25, 2012 in Identification, Income Tax, IRS

 

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Go Fly a Kite!


Kite in the sky

Kite in the sky (Photo credit: Vironevaeh)

Or maybe two . . . or even three.

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00:05:45

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr9KrqN_lIg&feature=player_embedded

The man in this video is worth 50 Wall Street billionaires.  When the violence of Wall Street is gone, we will still have people making beauty in the sky with cloth, sticks and string.

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2012 in Video

 

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A German Waterbed


water bed

water bed (Photo credit: tiffa130)

Perhaps the waterbed in this video was designed by the same people who came up with “water-boarding”.

In any case, the sign on the waterbed warns people not to sit on it.

But who can resist a good waterbed?

video      00:03:41

http://www.youtube.com/embed/9wm-Ge8LL7o?rel=0

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2012 in Humor, Video

 

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And Yet He Stayed . . . .


English: The Crucifixion Window at St. Matthew...

English: The Crucifixion Window at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Charleston, South Carolina by Henry E. Sharp & Sons, 1872. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This post is long-winded, pedantic and sometimes redundant.  I’m trying to be as careful as I can to deal with an issue that may confuse or even offend some readers.  I’m trying to dissect an idea that’s an article of faith for millions of people in a way that’s respectful while I remaining determined to explore some “logical unpleasantness” surrounding the question,

Is Christ God?

There are millions of sincere and dedicated Christians who believe that when the Christ walked the earth as if he were a man, he was actually God incarnate.  I.e., these people believe that God came down to earth in the “incarnate” (flesh and blood) form of a mortal man.  Perhaps they’re right.  I don’t know.

But, if the Bible is true, I can’t believe that Christ was God incarnate.  My notion of “logic” tells me that the Christ was not God, but instead the “Son of God” and  therefore a separate being just as surely as you and I are separate beings from our earthly fathers.

The very description of the Christ as the “Son of God” appears or is implied nearly 200 times in the New Testament.  The phrase “Son of God” clearly indicates that the Christ was not and is not God.  The words must mean what they say.  To say that I am the “son of Alex” necessarily means that “I am not Alex” since, by definitions of the words “father” and “son,” I can’t be my own father.    If the words “Son of God” in the Bible are true, then it follows that the Christ is related to God, but he is not actually God—any more than I can claim to be my own “father” or my own “son”.

Similarly, there are nearly 300 instances in the New Testament where the Christ is described expressly or by implication as the “son of man”.   If those words are true, we face a “which came first” question:  Which came first, God or man?  If God created man, God must’ve preceded man.  If Christ is God and Christ is the “son of man,” then it appears that man preceded the Christ and later created the Christ/God.

The truth, in my opinion, is that the Christ was both the “Son of God” and the “son of man”.  He has a divine father, and an earthly mother.  He is a transitional being that was neither fully divine in the sense of being “God” nor fully human in the sense of being a mortal born to an earthly mother and an earthly father.

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Posted by on October 22, 2012 in Belief, Bible, Values

 

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Two Great Races


English: Checkered flag for Formula One flag F...

Checkered flag f(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a remarkable track race:

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0:02:41

https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=NsOBaV_93yQ&feature=endscreen

•  Here’s another great “race” between a police officer and a man armed with a pistol and a camera.

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00:05:19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0En_sdsyh1M&feature=related

Both “races” were won by courage, determination and a refusal to give in to adversity.

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Posted by on October 21, 2012 in Values, Video

 

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