Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Good read: There’s More to Money than Hyperinflation

Picture Taken from the Mises Institute's Instagram

The thing is, we don’t need Weimar-style money printing to redistribute wealth and encourage bubbles: even small credit expansions produce inequalities and malinvestments, whether hyperinflation eventually happens or not. Mises and other Austrians have been arguing this point for decades.
The problems run deeper than the threat of total disaster. In fact, that’s the whole point: if bad monetary policies always produced immediate catastrophe, people would long ago have seen the failings of central banks and done something to replace them. But because the distortions caused by monetary expansion seep slowly and discontinuously through the economy, their true origins remain unseen, even when the bubbles they create become obvious to the world.

There’s More to Money than Hyperinflation || Mises Institute 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

In Case of Dollar Collapse, Have this

In times of economic instability, you are going to have to do things with your money you have never thought of before. You will need this. Call it the "In-Case-Of-Bernie-Sanders" kit. It also comes in "Nuclear Hillary," "Protectionist Trump."

Have this item ready in case of a steep U.S. Dollar decline. It's only $12.99 at BJ's Wholesale Club.

Turn your dollars into Koi Fish.

Comes with a nice shiny black sleeve.

And cover...

Catch the culprits! Snap a photo of the Janet Yellen, Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan, et al. with this dollar origami camera.

Or make a crab out of that worthless money.

Make a Koi fish in 63 steps.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Eight Presentations You Will Never Hear From Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Et al.

Many financial experts believe that a financial downturn is coming. All agree a recession is guaranteed. Some go as far to say that we in the United States are going to experience a depression.

Some call it a "Great Reset" or "Great Default." Others believe we will experience a "credit crisis." Some believe we are going to believe to experience a deflationary depression.

The Bible teaches that "Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed." (Proverbs 15:22).

These are your multiple counselors.

They all agree on the central premise that the Federal Reserve's money printing policies and artificially low interest rates have done serious damage to the economy.

They paint slightly different scenarios of how their scenarios come to be.

How will all of this come about?

Watch these videos to find out.

David Stockman-Debt Markets Unstable and Tottering

The Great Deformation | David Stockman

Bill Bonner: Cash Shortage to Hit U.S.

Jim Rickards: Coming Economic Depression

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Ron Paul - From Stansberry Research

Economic Collapse Coming - Rep. Ron Paul [Mirrored]

David Stockman The Global Economy Has Entered The Crack Up Phase

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Video: The Fallacies of Bernie Sanders

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Video: John Givez - Get a Bar of Tha Side (@JohnGivez @KingsDreamEnt)

Currently Reading: Bernie Sanders is Wrong

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Emilia Clarke on her time in "Game of Thrones"

Screenshot of UK Yahoo Article
If there is any evidence that pop culture dehumanizes people this is it:

She worked multiple jobs while living with friends before "Game of Thrones" changed her life when it began airing in 2011.
Clarke recalled some difficulties on the show early on. She was just 23. There was full frontal nudity, lots of sex, even a rape scene. She tells Markovits how she suffered along with her character.
"Once, I had to take a little time out," she said. "I said I needed a cup of tea, had a bit of a cry, and was ready for the next scene."
Granted, I didn't read the Esquire article, and the quoted article is a summary of it.

It reminds me of watching testimony of former porn stars time in the industry. I don't remember which one. It was years back.  Perhaps it was Shelley Lubben; or maybe it was the African-american one who  was interviewed by a Pastor then-affiliated with P4CM on Youtube years ago.

Matt Walsh challenges the editorial decisions to put rape scenes and pornography in the show.
Even without the rape, there are still important questions we should ask ourselves about this show and so many others like it, such as: should sex be turned into a circus for our viewing pleasure? Is there anything redemptive about pornography just because it’s featured on a premium cable series rather than someone’s webcam? If I watch five seasons worth of it, will I come away somehow more enlightened? Is this honing my moral compass? Is this drawing me closer to Truth? Am I proud of myself for watching this?
Answers: No. And today, surprisingly, even some progressives appear to agree.

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Extraordinary Productivity of G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton was a highly productive writer.

It's not necessary for a writer to write as many books as G.K. Chesterton did; but to actually be as productive and have high quality writing like Chesterton's is laudable and will earn you the respect of your writing peers.

I have had a few teachers who have written only one book, or a handful of books, not twenty handfuls.

G.K. Chesterton wrote over 100 books, could say that he contributed to twice as many, could say that he wrote more than 4,000 essays. In other words, if a beat reporter wrote one news article per day, it would take 76.923 years of straight news reporting to write as much as G.K. Chesterton did.

This still doesn't take into account his 200 short stories or his novels.

C.S. Lewis on Effort

Tweet taken from Bible Gateway's C.S. Lewis Daily Devotional.

Libertarianism leads to anarchy

Libertarianism leads to anarchy. When I was a libertarian anarchist, a self-described "Christian Rothbardian," I thought that was a good thing.

I caught myself being contradictory

I caught myself being contradictory, so I deleted the following sentence out of a blog-in-process:
But being pro-peace means being anti-violence; and that includes violence from the state against individuals. You can't have a fully-orbed pro-peace philosophy if you are pro-violence somewhere down the line in your thinking.
This means I can never be fully libertarian in the Rothbardian sense of the word.

The truth is that I do believe in government force, but only where it is legitimate.

As one high-level person in the Libertarian Party once told me, under the Libertarian Party, 90 percent of government would shrink at all levels.

That's pretty much what biblical law would do as well.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sermon: Three Chains #4: Deliverance (Romans 8:1-6)

The difference between sinners and educated proud saints is that the former realizes that they have a problem (they are separated from God) and the latter grades on a curve ("Oh, I'm better than most people."

Very insightful sermon.

Video Sermon: Three Chains #2: Guilt (Romans 3:19)

The solution to false guilt is to repent of the false standard that has been set up in the place of the law of God. The solution to false guilt is real guilt and real repentance. ~Douglas Wilson

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Video Sermon: Idols And Tyranny (Judges 6:25-32)

If Jesus is Lord then the porn-ification of America is not.
If Jesus is Lord, then drone strikes are not.
~Douglas Wilson

Amen, Pastor Wilson!

WCF Chapter One "Of Holy Scripture" Sunday School (Sept.-Oct. 2021)

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