Friday, February 26, 2010
Well, if you are feeling voter remorse, think again. Governor Jay Nixon has appointed Alvin Brooks to some sort of task force. First on Brooks' agenda is to get more black cops. Now, you would think that a man coming from one of the highest crime rate areas in the nation would have some other thought than the ethnic background of the police force, but that is wrong with those that are part of the machine. They only think about things that have no substance and see government as an instrument of social engineering and redistribution. (I don't think Brooks is a bad man)
When Funkhouser goes wrong is when he tries to appeal to the machine. I, for one, would not want to be the KC mayor at a time like this. Years of TIF and over expansion have left the city dry. He has no control of the schools, and the overall economy gives him no room to do things like get rid of the earnings tax, which I know he would want to do and would be the best thing for the city. But now, we have a new school superintendent that "is tired of doing things for the adults instead of for the kids" and will be closing down a ton of schools and firing 300 teachers (This is a good thing). And we have a new city manager. Remember, Funk tried to fire the old one before and the council checked him. Now, I feel it may be too late. I'm sure Funk will be replaced by another cog in the machine. So will you be happy.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Tonight Savage touted his love for Sigmund Freud – say it ain’t so Michael!
For those of us who forgot, Freud is a known for his belief that sexual desire drives life. He also based his assumptions on the foundations of Greek gods instead of the God of the Bible. (And had a Cocaine issues.) Could Savage admire Sigmond’s popularity, viewpoint, or Jewish identity? How liberal of him. I KNOW SAVAGE IS A ZULUBUFF READER AND he could have strings pulled to get me BANNED from this Blog, but I can be silent no more.
I get suckered in to his show all the time. I start out to like many of the stances he takes but find it hard to hang on too long. Today he went over the line, smitten on Sigmond. Simond the coke dealer, simond the pervert, the … hey did I tell you about the time my dog …. nevermind … Let me hear some music by “The Kings”.. ahhhh. I digress.
Savage is guilty of showmanship - his show is: that he is above 'the show'. However He is divided within himself. Does he believe in the OT bible, creation, flood? Then to what extent? He is very smart and uses his elitism to covertly achieve populous status – so kudos, well done old chap.
The problem is he stands on the bible only to appear taller – it is not part of his foundation. Unfortunately, this piety makes Savage similar to the hypocritical Democrats that he detests.S.Dogood
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
We could be raising the “Are you watching me?” generation.
I had sisters growing up – I admit I played with Barbies, but I would only be Ken, AND drive the Barbie Corvette. I would exchange playtime with my sister to get her to play with me. Perhaps somewhat ashamed as a kid, now as a Dad I am grateful for sisters – otherwise I’d be clueless how to play with my little girl.
It’s really easy to play with kids if we are multitasking: Web-surfing, bill paying, making lists, watching the news, cleaning. BUT DON’T. Recalling my mentor’s advice, sometimes you have to sit and play dolls with your daughter with your entire mind. Forget what else you could be doing and give the time to them, otherwise they learn the behavior.
My third child learned to watch your eyes by age 3. If you lose eye contact – you lose him, (poof he’s gone). And I think that is what kids will be doing for the next decade. Ipad, Iphone, ITouch equals OUT OF TOUCH, but only if it’s got the parents first attention. (I’m starting a “Don’t Text and Play” campaign.)
My point: I often refer to a Wall Street Journal Article that stated “Multitasking is just paying less attention to some things.” Play with your kids like you mean it. Interact with their minds and engage their eyes. Ask for a response and wait on them, my parents did and I love them for it.
If you have no kids and have a clean background record, contact me for a way you can play with dolls and guide the next generation.
Today I was challenged to discipline my mind and my talents. What a radical thought. If you have some G.I. Joe action figure that is a martial arts expert you don’t put them in charge of flying the helicopter. Similarly, my talent is my preferred muscle but I must put it into submission, with my mind to have a balanced mind for Christ. That is what I needed to hear today (I added the GIJOE part myself).
My mentor is not the average Joe, I have vetted who I listen to. As my mentor said “We can chat all day and we might even say something that God agrees with”. But be sure to align your council with God’s word and seek him fervently.
I hope you have a mentor, and I hope he is in the word.
(BTW: CONGRATS TO ZULUBUFF FOR THE HOME BIRTH ADVENTURE)
Monday, February 15, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I just heard a PSA on pregnant woman getting the H1N1 vaccine. Perhaps the drug companies last effort at profit.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Now, a couple of side comments on the movie. First of all, this movie was made way back in 2009. One of the characters in the movie is a Mass. Senator that is in bed with the evil defense contractor. The filmmaker went to the length of revealing that this Senator was a Republican because it is obvious that they are the party to sleep with big business. But until a month ago, nobody in their wildest dreams would have thought that Mass. would elect a republican, so I thought it was a little dishonest. The other thing is that the movie does deal with child death. While his daughter was an adult, Gibson flashes back frequently to her when she was a child. This is always to hard for me to watch. My suggestion, wait until video.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Suppose the population of each farm grew by 1 person once more. One farm has now successfully baked bread. In exchange for a portion of bread, they buy a spot at the market. The pottery barn uses their freed up labor from farming to produce various pottery objects to sell at the market. Now, bread, produce, pots, and meat and dairy are sold at the market. The bakery farm splits. Half keep to farming while the other half sell their land to the hunters in exchange for meat for 2 years. They then spend all of their time working on pots. The surplus farm offers to allow members from the other farms to study under its elders in exchange for various products or labor. The surplus farm devices a system to keep track of the transactions that take place at the market. They open a booth to do the transactional accounting. He creates a coin to symbolize the value of goods that have been exchanged between farms. Since the farms are able to keep their goods at the market instead of transporting them back and forth, they use the coin system. A carrot is printed on the coin representing the first surplus crop.
Economy Year 11:
Suppose the population of each farm grew by 1 person once more. The first decade is over. There is now one farm that specialize in meat and dairy, one farm that produces pottery, one farm that produces bread, one farm that produces surplus crops, provides irrigation, teaching, a marketplace, and accounting, and 3 farms that work their own lands and provide labor to the other farms in exchange for goods. One of these farms suffers illness and famine. They are unable to produce the needed crops to fulfill their obligations to the other farms. Desperate, they raid the nearby farm, killing all of its inhabitants and taking their food and goods. News of the raid reaches the other farms. They all gather together and enter into a social contract whereby each farm will contribute a man for the common defense of the rest of the farms. They agree to elect a head of this unit, called a mayor. The newly elected mayor takes each of the men and raids the renegade farm. After a conflict that leaves 2 of the mayor’s men dead and all but 3 of the renegade farms men dead, the renegade’s are forced into a “jail”. They are forced to do labor to improve the common areas of the rest of the farms. Several members of the mayor’s men must continue in their service to guard the renegades during their confinement. Because these men cannot contribute to their former farms, they become a burden. However, since all farms did not need to have men permanently assigned to duty, it is agreed that volunteers from any farm can enter into a permanent police force. They will be paid wages for their service that they can use to purchase goods at the market. In addition to their wages, the police also need funds to provide for the feeding of the prisoners and the upkeep of the jail. Each farm agrees to pay to the mayor 1% of their earnings. This money is then used to fund these new endeavors. The mayor also quits his farm life and becomes the permanent administrator of the public funds and police force. The renegade farmland is divided evenly amongst the remaining farms. A portion of it is used to construct a permanent jail and housing for the police and mayor. While all of this happens, each farm continues to make progress, increasing their output. Each farm sends its newest member to the surplus farms “school”. The hunters develop new weapons that can be used to bring down animals from further distances. The surplus farm school researches a new method of transportation whereby a wheeled cart can be fixed to draft animals to carry goods. The year comes and goes. The first foundations of a government are created along with a treasury.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
I don’t recall any of this having been done in the bible. I don’t recall any message of the first black disciple to heal a person or cast out demons. God cared enough about color to create the diversity we see, so that we can marvel at his creation. His creation covers all skins equally and does not favor one over the other. As Christ’s message is so clear, it is not what is on the outside that matters, but what is on the inside. Allowing ourselves to be distracted with the exterior vessels God has created, keeps us from centering on the heart that he is after. To allow ourselves to be distracted by color plays into the enemy’s hands.
Suppose the population of each farm grew by 1 person once more. One of the farms has a tragedy and 2 of the most experience people die, so that there are now only 4 people left. The surplus farm offers to buy their farm in exchange for feeding each of them for 2 years. With the increased production due to irrigation, the 4 farmers split up their efforts, 2 people worked the land to plant and till. 2 worked towards extending the irrigation to the newly acquired farm. On the acquired farm, they still need meat, so they agreed to work for the surplus farm part time building storage silos and harvesting. The hunters still were able to produce. The new person worked on the domestication project. The year comes and goes. The surplus farm now extended irrigation to their two farms, doubling their yield. The hunters were able to increase their herd and begin cultivating it.
Economy Year 8:
Suppose the population of each farm grew by 1 person once more. The farmers from the sold farm look for new land and find some. They set about starting to get it ready. They still have food for a full year, but need to get the land ready. They use their new person to work at the surplus farm full time to get seed for their new farm. The surplus farm begins to expand their lands out even further. They now have several silos completed and several more under construction with the use of the part-time labor from the sold farm. They use their new person to work with the hunters on learning how to domesticate an animal so that they can hitch it up to do the tilling. The employee from the sold farm works towards building a pen for their draft animals and to build a new market place. The hunters now have several hundred animals domesticated. Instead of hunting, they work toward gathering feed for the domesticated animals and expanding their grazing lands. They also towards cultivating poultry. The other three farms make a deal with the surplus farm to provide help at harvest time in exchange for extending irrigation to their lands. They make a 5 year contract. The year comes and goes. The hunters have early poultry and dairy. The surplus farm has workers now to help at the harvest and draft animals for next year’s crops. The other three farms now have irrigation added to their land.
Economy Year 9:
Suppose the population of each farm grew by 1 person once more. The hunters have ceased all hunting. They are now able to offer meat, eggs, and milk. The surplus farm opens their market, offering new kinds of produce, not previously offered. The hunters sell eggs and milk at the market. The surplus farm charges a price of milk in exchange for the use of the market. The other farms, with increase output of their own and more time to pursue hobbies, bring various crafts and pots in exchange for the produce and milk sold at the market. One farm makes pottery that goes for a good rate at the market. The surplus farm is now able to use their draft animals to do the tilling and planting in 20% of the time as before. The older members of the farm begin to pursue less labor intensive things, experimenting with crops and studying the land. The year comes and goes. The pottery farm was able to supplement their diet with milk and eggs in exchange for pottery, decreasing their demand for crops. They decide to sell half of their land in exchange for 2 years of produce. Another farm begins to experiment with baking grains.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Economy year 4:
Suppose the population increases by 25%. Now each farm has 4 people each. The surplus farm is able to store crops to last for half the year. In discussions with the other farmers, it is learned that the supplementing their diet with meat has decreased their need to work the land. They make a deal to provide a measure of produce in exchange for the meat that is hunted by the surplus farm. The surplus farm now only needs 2 people to work on crops, while the other 2 hunt for themselves and the other farmers. The year comes and goes. The surplus farm again sees a surplus in their crops as their meat and what the received from the other farms helped to provide for their food. Now, they are able to save enough produce to last 75% of the year. Each of the other farms were able to meet the price of the surplus farm because of the supplement of meat.
Economy year 5:
Suppose the population again increased by 1 person per farm. Now each farm has 5 people. The surplus farm decides to split. One farm of 2 will work towards hunting only, while the other farm of 3 work the land. They form a contract whereby the produce demands of the hunting farm will be provided so long as the meat needs are provided by the meat farm. The surplus and meat farms now will have enough saved up for a full year of produce. The meat farm needs one more person, so they hire a person from one of the other farms. They agree to provide 40% of the meat needs of that farm in exchange for the persons labor. The 4 remaining farmers keep their output steady, putting in a little extra work each. The year comes and goes.
Economy year 6:
Suppose the population of each farm grew by 1 person once more. The meat farm continues to employ one person from the other farm along with the existing agreement. With 4 hunters now, their efficiency increases to a point where they have extra time to spend at home. During this time, they work on expanding ideas of new hunting methods. One of the hunters begins to work towards building a pen to domesticate a species of animal. The surplus farm, with a full year of surplus crops, continues to work with the other farms at the contracted rate. However, they do not increase their crops. Instead, they stop adding to their surplus. With the extra time, they begin working on building a canal to increase the irrigation of their crops. The year comes and goes. The surplus farm is able to irrigate 50% of their crops for the next season. The hunters have increased their yield through the addition of passive hunting techniques, and the first domestication project is well under way.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Economy Year 1:
Suppose there is a population of 5 people total. All 5 people are farmers that produce enough food for themselves. The year comes and goes, all things are equal.
Economy Year 2:
Suppose the population doubles to 10 people living on 5 plots of equal land, 2 people per parcel. Each farm, now needs to produce twice as much food, but with 2 people, they are able to split the work, produce enough for both, but each person able to work less than the 1 had to. One farm chooses to work extra and plant a plot of extra carrots. The year comes and goes, one farmer now has a surplus of carrots.
Economy year 3:
Suppose the population increases by 50%. Now each farm has 3 people each. Each farm must produce enough to feed themselves, but with the effort of three, they are able to work a little less. The farmer with surplus carrots offers to sell each of the 4 other farms it’s surplus carrots in exchange for a portion of their crops. The other farmers now do not need to grow carrots and simply increase their yield of the agreed to exchange crop. The farm with the surplus carrots applies the same effort again this year towards their crops. Instead of producing carrots, they equalize production on each crop. The third person is in charge of hunting food instead of planting. He is a successful hunter. Because of the addition of regular meat, their need for crops decreases, resulting in a surplus. The year comes and goes. Now one farm has a surplus of all crops.
My thoughts turn sharply: “Secular Humanism” is the poison and we are all in the rat race.
We can avoid Secular Humanism when it is alone, in its ugly raw form. However it is now mixed in with government, schools, sweet rhetoric, and all over society. Everything that rejects the supernatural, such as evolutionary science, leads to it. If there were labels like “WARNING: CONTAIN SECULAR HUMANISM”, we could avoid it. Where exactly can we find it quietly mixed in to the food? But we mustn’t we be diligent and point out / remove the poison?
But we mustn’t we be diligent and point out / remove the poison?
What if we let others die slowly poisoned without trying to help them, are we then guilty of their death? – Wait, wait... Don’t think about it, here have some more yummy rat food.
Monday, February 1, 2010
After reading this article: Neo-Pagans Get Worship Circle at Air Force Academy I think It’s about time we can officially recognize Wiccans, Pagans, and Satanist as their own religion! They have scraped under the radar too long. When these Anti-Christians have a LABEL and are recognized then they will get a taste of their own political correctness. Halloween can be associated after Wiccan religion and FINALLY get kicked out of school.– I really would LOVE to eliminate Halloween, and perhaps we could also eliminate Valentine’s Day too? But I fear its too good to be true and someone will devise a double standard so Christians lose out. Not only do Christians have to suppress all their faith in public places, they have to tolerate all the other religions as they proudly taunt us.