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The Best Ever


Fedor Emelianenko

Russian.  Heavyweight–235 pounds–but he frequently fought men big enough to make him look like a boy.  He was not intimidated by size.  He’d just wade in and beat them into submission or unconsciousness.

40 professional Mixed Martial Arts fights.  Won 35.  At one point, he won 28 consecutive professional fights.  At age 40, he’s still fighting.  Never a sign of arrogance.

Best ever.

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Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Uncategorized, Values, Video

 

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Gold-Backed Ruble or Yuan?


Jim Rickards disputes predictions that China and/or Russia may establish a gold-backed currency in the near future.  I’m not suggesting that Rickards is definitely right, but he makes logical and persuasive arguments that may be correct.

For example, other analysts have concluded that China imported over 10,000 tons of gold during the past decade.  Based on that 10,000 ton estimate, some analysts believe China has enough gold to back their yuan currency with gold.  They’re expecting the imminent appearance of a gold-backed yuan.

Rickards agrees that China has probably imported more than 10,000 tons of gold.  However, he also alleges that as only 30% of that gold went into government treasuries while the remaining 70% went into private hands.  He concludes that China’s government may have only about 4,000 tons of gold–which is not enough to support a gold-backed yuan. He therefore denies that a gold-based yuan will be issued in the near future.

It may be that the Chinese government received only 30% of the 10,000 tons of gold imported into China–but I’m not convinced.  If 70% of those 10,000 tons were held by private individuals, why haven’t any of those private individuals tried to sell their gold to foreign buyers?  If 10,000 tons were imported, I’d expect the Chinese government to acquire the lion’s share–say, 90%–enough to issue a gold-backed yuan.   Nevertheless, Rickards makes an interesting and persuasive argument to the contrary.

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Notes on the Messiah’s First Trial Before Pilate


Pilate:  "I Find no Fault in this Man" [courtesy Google Images]

Pilate: “I Find no Fault in this Man”
[courtesy Google Images]

I’ve argued for a number of years that individual sovereignty is a capacity that flows from God.  Sovereignty is primarily a spiritual, rather than political, concept.  We are each “sovereign” because—according to the “Declaration of Independence”—we are each endowed by our Creator with certain, God-given, unalienable Rights.

I’m not alleging that the following comments are correct or even consistent. I’m only saying that they cross my mind as interesting questions or possibilities.

 

Luke 23:1-2   “And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.”

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Note that “a” is an indefinite article.  It signifies one of many who are otherwise similar or even identical.

According to the King James version of the Bible, the multitude accused the Messiah of claiming to be “a King,” that is to say, “a sovereign”—one of several, perhaps many, but not the only “King”/sovereign.

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Posted by on June 3, 2015 in Bible, Morality, Oath, Uncategorized

 

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Tuesday Night Radio: All Rights Flow from Title; IRS Notice of Levy; Negotiable Instruments = Pledge?


American Independence Hour hosted by Alfred Adask; 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Central time, Tuesday nights, on AmericanVoiceRadio.com and also on the KU band, free-to-air satellite link at Galaxy 19.  There’ll be call-ins at 1-855-566-3738.

 
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Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Mencken’s Prophecy


H.L. Mencken [courtesy Google Images]

H.L. Mencken
[courtesy Google Images]

I received an email containing the following:

H.L. Mencken (A.D. 1880 – A.D. 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic and registered Democrat.

Mencken reportedly wrote an editorial that appeared in the July 26 , A.D. 1920 edition of the Baltimore Evening Sun.  In that editorial Mencken observed and predicted that:

 

“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. . . . On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.”

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Apparently, Mencken was more than a talented satirist–he was also a gifted prophet.

Mirror, mirror on the wall--Who's the fairest of them all?! [courtesy Google Images]

Mirror, mirror on the wall–Who’s the fairest of them all?!
[courtesy Google Images]

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2015 in Humor, Obama, Uncategorized

 

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“Unbelievable Trust”


[courtesy Google Images]

[courtesy Google Images]

Former congressman Ron Paul recently posted an interesting article on GoldSilverWords entitled, “Watch Out When People Start to Distrust our Money”.  Paul offered several important insights, but, his central argument was that because the fiat dollar has no intrinsic value, whatever value it appears to have is based entirely on the people’s trust.  So long as people continue to trust in the dollar, it will have value.  If people lose that trust, the dollar’s value will diminish or even disappear.

According to Mr. Paul:

 

“Now we have that strange phenomenon of this unbelievable trust in the US Dollar. This could only happen because our country is (still) wealthy, but a lot of the wealth is superficial because it’s based on debt. So, the people are going to be really shocked when the hit finally comes because this system has existed for so long and longer than any paper currency before it.”

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Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Top Secret Drum Corps of Basel, Switzerland


I’ve heard that if just one man drops one stick, the performance is stopped.

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Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized, Video

 

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