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  • Walker’s in, the left fires first, and the War for Wisconsin is on

    04/16/2014 8:25:26 AM PDT · 17 of 73
    JAKraig to 9YearLurker

    You said:

    Walker is massively pro-amnesty.

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    It just isn’t so, here are Walkers own words:

    “See now that’s where they take it out of context,” Walker said in response. “I’ve not said there should be amnesty in this country. I don’t believe that. I don’t support the legislation being kicked around. What I’ve said repeatedly is we need to fix the immigration system, but fix the legal system. So if people want to come in this country we should have a legal immigration system.”
    Bannon then interjected: “And take care of the borders and everything we have to do first.”
    Walker concurred, saying that any immigration reform efforts should “fix the front door.”
    “If you’re somebody, whether you’re from Mexico or Germany or Ireland, and you want to come to this country legally, we should find a way to make it happen,” Walker said.

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    I think that is likely what most people in this country would say.

  • NC SENATE: Most-electable? THE POLLS keep saying NO.

    04/11/2014 5:38:04 AM PDT · 10 of 11
    JAKraig to GBA
    No more Rovian and establishment BS.

    I can't stand the smell, no matter how tightly I hold my nose.

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    We have something slightly similar going on here in Kentucky. Mitch McConnell is trying to hold off a challenge by Matt Bevin in the primary.

    I'm a conservative kind of guy, I have voted for Mitch McConnell in every election he has ever run in. When he started politics as County Judge Executive he was great. He cleaned house, got rid of the graft and cronyism, it was all good. He went to the senate, acted like a true Kentucky conservative. He and Jim Bunning were the best tag team in the Senate, for a while. Something has happened to Mitch. When he sued over McCain Finegold he was at the top of his game, since he lost that battle he seems to have been going down hill.

    I am deserting Mitch in the primary. It is a hard thing to do. How cool it would be to have our state represented by the Majority Leader in the Senate.

    When Rand Paul ran, we were told how a TEA party guy couldn't win in the general and to not waste our opportunity, well I didn't listen then and Rand Paul is the finest Senator in the Senate. I'm not listening now, I don't have to hold my nose so I won't. Mitch has done a lot of good, a lot but there always has to be an end and this, I hope is it.

  • Emirati Wives in Bad Health Ask Husbands to Marry Again… But the Husbands Refuse

    04/07/2014 5:12:15 PM PDT · 16 of 17
    JAKraig to BykrBayb
    It is a sick culture that devalues women and girls. That is one of many things about islam that makes them sick.

    It is not a parallel to Christianity. They aren’t following a different path to God. Allah is not God. Allah is Satan.

    If your only objection to that culture is how they view you personally for being a Christian, then you are missing the greater message.

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    BykrBayb,

    In my opinion there is no sicker religion than the Moslems. Their fake prophet was a child molester, but that was not the subject, or so I thought. I thought that the subject was how horrible it was for a wife to offer her husband to take another wife.

    When you condemn the practice of polygamy you put people like Solomon, Abraham, Jacob, King David and other Biblical greats in the same boats as the Islamist’s. I simply point out that at different times there are different standards.

    There was a time when a very large percentage of people looked upon slavery without objection, we know better now but because we know better now we shouldn't condemn those who didn't know better. We are better now, those that follow us will look back and call some of what we now find perfectly normal as crass and uncivilized, perhaps even barbaric.

  • Emirati Wives in Bad Health Ask Husbands to Marry Again… But the Husbands Refuse

    04/06/2014 8:46:55 PM PDT · 14 of 17
    JAKraig to BykrBayb

    What a sick culture.

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    I could not agree with you more about the sick culture part but not because of the story. They are sick because they want to kill anybody that is not their religion.

    The Father of Israel, Abraham was asked by his wife to take another wife, her handmaiden. She did this because she could not satisfy his desire for an heir.

    Was that sick?

    During the time of Christ polygamy was not uncommon. To be a bishop in those days however you must have but one wife.

    We do a lot of judging by our own standards, things change.

  • Did the Bishops at the 1st Vatican Council, who voted on Papal Infallibility, possess infallibility?

    04/01/2014 5:38:08 PM PDT · 208 of 260
    JAKraig to Elsie

    We may all not agree on some things but let us all agree that The Lord is Risen and is Lord, that would be a good start.
    We DO all agree with this.

    WE are WAY past this milk teaching!

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    Elsie, perhaps you have a mouse in your pocket when you say we, unfortunately there are those who claim to be Christian ministers who teach that Christ was not divine. There are Christian ministers in mainline churches that teach that Christ was not literally resurrected but that it was only his spirit that was resurrected.

    I realize that Christ told His Apostles that He was not spirit, to touch Him, to give Him meat to eat but somehow some preachers think they are smarter than the translators of the scriptures. Woe be unto them.

  • Did the Bishops at the 1st Vatican Council, who voted on Papal Infallibility, possess infallibility?

    03/31/2014 9:51:53 AM PDT · 60 of 260
    JAKraig to Laissez-faire capitalist

    Sin did not enter the world through Eve, as sin is passed on through the loins of men, not women, thus there was no need for Mary the mother of Jesus to be immaculately conceived.

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    I can’t agree that there was no need for the mother of Jesus to be immaculately conceived but not because she didn’t carry original sin, hardly. Remember that Jesus was half man and half God. He absolutely needed the carnal half, the human half to be able to appreciate the weight of sin and overcome sin. Because He was human and overcame sin He was able to be punished, or accept the punishment for the rest of mankind and keep us from having to receive it. Because He was also God He was able on His own to overcome death. When we agree to accept His punishment for us then we too will be free of Adams curse of death.

    While this may be an oversimplification it is the cornerstone of Christian faith. The Immaculate conception is not important because it brings Christ into the world without sin, it is important because His Father is The Father and because His mother is mortal.

  • Did the Bishops at the 1st Vatican Council, who voted on Papal Infallibility, possess infallibility?

    03/31/2014 8:37:26 AM PDT · 45 of 260
    JAKraig to Jim from C-Town

    I am not a roman Catholic.

    I have only the greatest respect for the Roman Catholic believers.

    Peter is considered the first Pope. Peter was given the keys of the kingdom, what he bound on earth was also bound in Heaven. If you believe this and if you believer that Popes after Peter were inheritors of those same keys then you must also believe that Popes are infallible. They would be infallible because the decisions they make are honored in Heaven.

    If you are not a Roman Catholic then it doesn’t make any difference. I say that understanding that mainstream “Protestant” religions claim a part of the same Apostolic faith. If you are a Protestant I can see no way to dismiss the theology of Papal infallibility. If you don’t accept it then find a church you can believe in. Don’t make fun of people who are trying to live close to The Lord.

    If the administrators of the Holy Roman Catholic Church are wrong, if they have assumed authority they do not have then God will sort it out later, it is not my job to do so.

    I pray for the Pope. I do not pray for him because I believe he is an authorized inheritor of the keys of Peter but because he is at the head of a large group of believers, I do not want him to lead them astray, I hope he leads people to Christ.

    I hope there are many ways to Christ and that all the different churches will all lead people to Christ.

    Perhaps there is only one church that is the “true” church like nearly all churches claim they are but I hope that all churches will bring the rest of us to that true church with The Lord at the head of it.

    We may all not agree on some things but let us all agree that The Lord is Risen and is Lord, that would be a good start.

  • Police: 17 Attacks Involving Teen Mob (Louisville, KY)

    03/25/2014 6:24:43 PM PDT · 61 of 64
    JAKraig to bicyclerepair

    The 380 isn’t bad but I personally like the PF90.

    A little bigger hole, a little more kick but about the same size. It has an optional clip that attaches to your waist band which makes it invisible. I really like mine, I never leave home without it.

  • ALBERT EDWARDS: The Next Shock Will Be Enough To Send The Economy Into Recession

    03/25/2014 7:55:00 AM PDT · 12 of 15
    JAKraig to yldstrk
    who is Albert Edwards and why should we believe his crystal ball

    no one can foretell the future and I am sick of this bull hockey

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    There is no crystal ball reading, he shows what has happened for the last several years. If you do something over and over again and expect to get different results I think they define you as crazy. We have been doing the same thing for the last 5 years over and over, more government takeover of the economy, more taxes, more regulations.

    Entrepreneurs are leaving France in droves for the same reason. This economy will not start a recovery while Democrats are in charge.

    As the wonderful Margaret Thacher said, Socialism only works until you run out of other peoples money. We are running out. There more employable people not working in this country than at any time in Her history, there are more people living on Social Security than at anytime in our history. There are more people living on Government Disability than at any time in the history of the country. There are more people on food stamps than at anytime in the history of the country. There are more people receiving unemployment "insurance" than at any time in the history of the country. How is it paid for? Partially paid by taxes but 40% is borrowed from our grandchildren.

    These things are not a crystal ball but writing on the wall.

  • Microsoft offers Windows XP users $100 to upgrade

    03/24/2014 8:31:10 PM PDT · 14 of 70
    JAKraig to smokingfrog
    I have several computers in my business. Several are still XP, I love it. The XP machines never crash, one secret is never upgrade them, just never go anywhere on the web except sites you know. I do have to admit that at my desk I have 7 and love it. We have a couple of 8.1’s I hate it. I have installed the clam shell start button and it helps but it still sucks.
  • The Decline and Fall of the ‘H’ Word (Homosexual)

    03/23/2014 8:24:34 PM PDT · 57 of 101
    JAKraig to ClearCase_guy
    I learned from a man in a men's organization at my wire's church that to use the word “gay” means you agree. I will never use that word when it means homosexual, instead, I will use “queer” whenever possible. When for some reason that won't work I will use “homosexual”

    There was a time when the “N” word which was a bastardization of the word “negro” was very common and not nearly as derogatory as it is now. Eventually the word negro became nearly as bad. Why? Why is “African American” more acceptable? My Great grandfather was born in Germany, am I a “German American”? Of Course not, I'm an American. Show me one African American who was born in Africa and I will show you a million that were born American. I believe that when so called “African Americans, Latin Americans” etc. learn that they are Americans then the race problems will end. By holding on to something other than being American we will always have artificial division.

  • Judge Refused Arrest Warrant 1 Week Before Cicero Man Allegedly Gunned Down Romeoville Teen

    03/18/2014 8:05:18 PM PDT · 6 of 8
    JAKraig to Frank_2001
    Where the **** was the “mother” while this mess was progressing???

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    She was trying to get an EPO and a restraing order against this thug. Sounds like she got killed because she tried to keep them apart.

  • Now we know why Rand Paul has endorsed Mitch McConnell (Vanity)

    03/18/2014 1:16:00 PM PDT · 86 of 108
    JAKraig to Theodore R.
    I am in Kentucky.

    I think Rand Paul is the best thing to come out of this state in a very long time. That being said, prior to the Tea Party McConnell was about as good as it could get. I'm thinking I won't vote for Mitch in the primary, I truthfully haven't decided yet. I'm sour on Mitch but he has done a lot of good in the past, I'm reluctant to fire someone who has done so much good. Remember that it was McConnell who sued over McCain Finegold and went all the way to the Supreme Court.

    There are many things worse than a Senator McConnell. Regardless while I am a conservative I will vote for the candidate whomever it is that wins the Republican Primary.

  • Ontario Catholic school student files homophobia complaint with human rights commission

    03/18/2014 6:00:38 AM PDT · 27 of 27
    JAKraig to Da Coyote

    I recently attended church with my wife, I don’t always stay for other meetings besides the worship service, but this day I did. There was a discussion in the “men’s” group and one of the men in the meeting spoke and said to “quit calling them “Gay”. “Call them homosexuals if you must but they are “queer”. Call them queers.” “There is nothing gay about their lifestyle. What is gay about getting feces all over your penis? What is gay about dying of aids, or hepatitis? Why are we concerned about being politically correct about something that is so wrong, so evil, so evil in fact that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah over it.”

    At any rate I think I learned something good that day, no more gays for me, they are all queers now.

  • How to Kill a Transformer

    03/11/2014 9:08:10 AM PDT · 97 of 114
    JAKraig to Lonesome in Massachussets

    it should be simple to make them modular. Stack ‘em in series to step up voltage, in parallel to increase amperage, and some combination of both.

    Actually, no. These transformers are designed to handle a maximum load. If you had two identical transformers then (theoretically) you should be able to put them in parallel and double the load, but, what happens is they are not identical and over time the differences increase. As soon as there is a difference, even a very small difference then the load shifts to the one with less resistance. As soon as that happens it overheats and fails.

  • How to Kill a Transformer

    03/11/2014 8:58:16 AM PDT · 95 of 114
    JAKraig to nascarnation
    Everybody talks about how long and painful it would be to procure new transformers.

    How difficult is it to repair/reman the ones shot up?

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    Generally, it is faster to repair, all you need to do is rewind the coils, but that is no simple task.

    The frame of the transformer is one of the items that take a long time to make, it involves thousands of plates of metal many different sizes and hundreds of them must match exactly.

    The big weight of the transformer is copper wire, tons and tons of it, literally. They have to be wound to exact tolerances to be as efficient as possible and to keep them from burning up. They have to be cooled, often with oil tubes running through the plates and coils. Wiring these monstrosities is no simple task and may require over a million bends of wire. This wire is not like you have in the little adapter that powers your computer or laptop but big stuff, much of it too thick to bend by hand.

    So, yes repair may be possible and faster than new but that does not make it fast.

  • Confused Japanese tourists trigger highway pursuit in Utah

    03/01/2014 11:56:05 AM PST · 17 of 91
    JAKraig to rockrr
    Fer cripes sake - someone call them a cab!

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    Ok, if you insist, “They're a cab”.

  • PA: Former Police Officer Ordered to Stand Trial for Murder of Gun Shop Owner

    02/24/2014 12:05:28 PM PST · 7 of 13
    JAKraig to marktwain

    He will deserve all he gets. If he gets a death sentence it will not be carried out before his natural life ends anyway. I hope he thinks he knows what Hell is by being in prison. I realize however that Prison will be Heaven compared to what is waiting for him.

  • [S]hot dead by female police officer 'who mistook Nintendo Wii controller ... for a gun'

    02/21/2014 9:02:59 AM PST · 141 of 147
    JAKraig to Progov
    Put yourself in her position having just “accidentally” killing that young man. She will NEVER be the same. . .

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    She will be the same. Her incompetence will mean that she can murder again.

    She should be in jail or out on bond. There is no way to justify killing an innocent. Not because he lived at a trailer park, not because his father has an outstanding warrant, nothing.

    Cops justify killing by saying they just want to go home at night. If they are too afraid to stand at a door without pulling the trigger when it opens they need to be in another line of work. Their desire to go home at night does not trump my or your right to go home at night or to stay alive. They do this again and again and then lawyer up and cover for each other. They are criminals. Let me repeat that to make sure I made myself clear THEY ARE CRIMINALS!

  • Minnesota cops sue NFL over gun ban

    02/19/2014 8:09:11 AM PST · 44 of 85
    JAKraig to imardmd1
    That makes so much sense! Then businesses open to the general public can ban black citizens from their premises. ( /sarc )

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    As far as I'm concerned you can take off the sarcasm tag.

    I do believe that it is reprehensible to deny service to someone of a different race or religion but don't understand why it is the business of government to get involved.

    I truly believe that a business should have the right to serve or not serve whomever they want. If I don't believe in what they do then I have the right to not patronize the business.

    If a business has a sign posted that they do not allow weapons, then I don't patronize that business. I don't see why a business has the right to deny me service but they can't deny people they know to be queer service. I don't know why a business who knows that a person is an extremist Islamic Jihadist has to give him service.

    I still don't understand why the government got involved in smoking. I don't but if I don't want to sit in an establishment where smoking is happening then I don't have to, I can stay home if I want to.

    Our government is into our lives in a way that was never intended. The government needs to leave us alone and stop redistributing our money to others they deem to need it more than me.

  • U.S. judge dismisses price-fixing claim against hotels, websites

    02/19/2014 7:31:45 AM PST · 2 of 2
    JAKraig to ConservativeStatement
    I'm afraid I do not understand the ruling. Apparently price fixing is OK according to the law as interpreted by this judge as long as it is a wise and prudent business practice. She ruled that they did indeed fix prices, they did indeed collude to keep prices artificially high but since that was good for business it was OK.

    I don't get it.

  • FOOD PRICES SKYROCKETING SINCE 2011 WHILE WAGES STAGNANT

    02/19/2014 6:59:15 AM PST · 30 of 92
    JAKraig to fruser1

    When something gets subsidized, the price goes up.

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    When something is subsidized you, the taxpayer pays for it twice. Once when you buy it for yourself and once when you buy it for the food stamp recipients. Increase the demand and the price goes up again so perhaps you really pay for it three times.

    When poor people survived on charity nobody begrudged giving to people in need and the needy were grateful to receive a gift. Now there is no gratitude involved, getting stuff for free is a right. Taking from one and giving it to someone undeserving, someone who didn’t earn it is wrong. It is slavery. What people don’t mention is that Communism and Socialism is simply Slavery spelled differently. Instead of the lowest being the slaves it is those who can produce the most being enslaved by those who provide nothing to society. These “ism’s” are an upside down way of life.

    When we did have the evil of legal slavery in this country we at least called it what it was. When we did have legal slavery the slaves got something for their efforts. In these isms we now have the worker gets no benefits for what they supply to the people who get what they earn. At least legal slaves got housing, clothing and food for their efforts. When our taxes support others we get no benefits from that transfer of payments to others, in that way it is worse than slavery.

    Upside down or not it is a way to provide “reparations” to the several generations later descendants, those people who are fortunate enough to live here now, descended from those who were slaves. I cannot understand why the MSM supports this crazy stuff. People who could be living in Africa but are fortunate enough to live here but complain, and we let the complaints slide. When ever I hear the term African American I want to scream, when did you live in Africa?

    Slavery will not continue to work. The enslaved will eventually find a way to either be on the receiving end or get out of the oppression. Violence will likely be the only way out.

    It is truly sad that our founding fathers didn’t understand that there would be leaders who would not be Christian who would usurp their restrictions and Constitution and become rulers instead of representatives.

    A lot of people didn’t like Truman because he was (for his time) a strong president. I thought he was a strong man. A lot of people loved Ike because he was always kind but he warned us again and again about the evils of big government. I thought Ike was the greatest thing that ever happened to our country when I was a kid, he would be rolling in his grave to see what is happening now. He was very perceptive and understood the evil men who are now in our midst. Ann Rand understood it. What these people warned us of seemed impossible when they warned us, but sadly, it is here.

  • Who had the worst week in Washington? Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

    02/15/2014 10:47:19 AM PST · 26 of 27
    JAKraig to Theodore R.
    I am from Kentucky. I think most of us know exactly what transpired unless we live in the Democrat part of Louisville that always seems to swing Kentucky Elections.

    The State outside of Louisville is mostly conservative, very conservative. For many years there was a conservative part of the state that none the less always voted Democrat, that part of the state was the coal fields which do what the United Mine Workers bosses tell them to do. The Democrats have dumped coal, they are by dumping coal dumping those voters. No amount of cajoling by the UMW will change that.

    Now, McConnell, I hardly know what to say. Mostly I have liked him. He has in the main been conservative when it was a very unpopular thing to be and mostly a pretty smart fellow. I'm sure there is a reason for this stupid vote I just don't know what it is. I have been told that his strategist mind conceived a plan for taking the Senate that did not include a fight at this time over the budget or having a government shutdown that could be blamed on Republicans.

    McConnell knew for sure that for the sake of his personal politics he should not have voted the way he did. I suspect the results would eventually have been the same anyway but I think he was forced into an unenviable position. He was dammed if he did and damned if he didn't.

    My experience with McConnell is that he is nothing if not principled. There must be a principle that he thinks he is working for here even if it costs him the election personally. I'm glad he was willing to put some principle above his own good but somehow it just feels like stupidity to me. I hope I am proven wrong.

  • U.S. senator drops bombshell during VW plant union vote (Tennessee)

    02/13/2014 8:35:37 PM PST · 33 of 39
    JAKraig to ExCTCitizen
    Unions in this country ruin everything they touch. They force the people who work for them to support politicians that they hate but have no say in where the money goes. The Money goes to Democrats who then make sure the unions get special privileges. The union leaders are often millionaires while their workers are treated like idiots.

    The best tractors in the world used to be made at a plant in Louisville, Kentucky and several other plants in the Midwest, that was International Harvester. In the 70’s when union workers were getting over $20 an hour to sweep the floor, the union decided they wanted more. The company said it would put them out of business. The union advised its members to vote to strike. Well International Harvester is gone. We all know how well it worked for the Hostess Twinkie union thugs who put them out of business. The Louisville Orchestra used to have programs that the city flocked to but the union wanted dramatic increases, now nobody can afford tickets and the union has effectively busted the Louisville Orchestra. In New York City even the Opera is being put out of business by striking union officials. The greatest tire company in the world, the Cooper tire company has been put out of business by the striking union. The professional football and baseball unions, you know the people who make millions both went on strike ruining the season for both. Hockey players did the same thing in 2004 and lost an entire season.
    I could go on and on. It is the same thing over and over again. The union comes in and tells everyone they will make more money in the union, and they do until the union puts the company out of business.

    I hope VW moves to Mexico if the union gets in and every one of them that voted for the union is out of a job.

  • Tenn. lawmakers: VW incentives threatened by UAW

    02/10/2014 2:50:18 PM PST · 68 of 89
    JAKraig to Colonel Kangaroo

    The state subsidizes the net revenue of VW, how VW divides it up between profits and wages is their business. You’d think that the Tennessee legislature would be happy to have more money in the hands of Tennessee workers who will spend money at Tennessee businesses instead of in the hands of stockholders in Germany, . . . . . .
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    The legislators simply don’t want VW to leave. The Union says they won’t do it, ask the Hostess workers how they feel about that promise. Ask the IH how they feel about that promise from UAW. The UAW leadership said that International Harvester had too much invested to go out of business or leave, right. Chrysler was too big to fail. Right. The big cost of production is labor. They would leave just to make a point and none of the people would be rehired in the new location. Germans are tough, and can be spiteful. The VW people already had a deal.

  • Tenn. lawmakers: VW incentives threatened by UAW

    02/10/2014 1:37:49 PM PST · 19 of 89
    JAKraig to Dr. Sivana
    I’m no fan of the modern union, but why should the state legislature get involved in such a private agreement?

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    The state forgoes taxes so that a company will locate there. The state did not forgo taxes so that union members can take advantage of the taxpayers for higher wages. In other words if the union gets in the state will be subsidizing the wages, in effect helping the people that get the subsidy make more money than the average taxpayer in TN. The company came in because of the lower cost represented by the tax incentives, the company has a lot more invested than what they get by reduced taxes. They could have gone to another state but TN told them they could make a better profit there. Now the UAW wants to get their piece of that profit, and for what? What value do they provide. The German company already has better benefits than most companies in the US. About the only place you can get a better deal than a German company is working for the Federal Government.

    We have seen what the unions did to International Harvester, to GM and to Chrysler. Ok, now we want to kill another American Factory. VW could have gone to Mexico but they came here. Being here has a lot of advantages to TN, many people in high paying jobs that likely would not be were it not for the plant. Sure we need to kill another golden egg laying goose.

  • (Rand) Paul: GOP Needs to ‘Look Like the Rest of America’ to Win Again (again)

    02/09/2014 7:25:02 AM PST · 75 of 77
    JAKraig to chris37
    I don't understand all the bellyaching. Paul is right. The Republican party will not win with just white factory owners voting for it. The Tea Party will not win with just a few white constitutionalists voting for them. What Paul is referring to is not that we should change the message or principles but sell the message and principles to people who now think they have to have a nanny state. He is right. If the majority want something different than a constitutional republic then we have to change the majority.

    We don't have a majority thinking our way now or we would have the Senate and the White House, we have to make the people with tattoos understand what it is they have and should want. We have to make those getting government handouts understand how awful their life is compared to how good it could be if they had a job or better yet their own company.

    Paul is right and I am glad someone finally sees it.

  • Confirmed: Obama Inaugural Donor In Charge of Dinesh D’Souza Prosecution

    02/02/2014 9:54:39 PM PST · 54 of 61
    JAKraig to .45 Long Colt
    Romney was the wrong person for the job. That being said he was better than McCain. The Republican party is a conglomeration of different types of people, about half of the party is conservative a good third is moderate and the rest just want what they think is best for them, many of them liberal. In order to have a Republican president we need ALL the Conservative and a lot of the rest. I think in the last election cycle we got the liberals, the moderates and many of the conservatives but some conservatives were unwilling to hold their noses and go the voting booth. Those few who couldn't hold their nose helped us get Obama. I hope they are happy, I am not.

    I sincerely hope that eventually Americans come to their senses and vote for conservatives but I don't expect it. I expect that we will go the way of Europe. That we will marry queers in our churches, that we will kill even more helpless unborn children, that we will venerate murdering Islamic Jihadists as a wonderful peaceful religion, that we will allow law-breaking wetbacks to become citizens and perpetuate the Democrat strangle hold on our government.

    All I can say to those principled people who couldn't hold their noses is, thanks for helping destroy the country I fought for.

  • BlackLight Power Announces Generation of Millions of Watts of Power

    01/15/2014 8:42:42 PM PST · 101 of 455
    JAKraig to The Cajun

    I don’t think you could find a way to transmit that much electrical power in such a small volume.

  • The Catholic Free Press: Christ did not institute a hierarchical Church

    01/14/2014 7:00:45 PM PST · 19 of 26
    JAKraig to Dr. Thorne
    Your reply of trusting in The Lord and not a person sounds good but in reality will not work because anybody can say that The Lord told them this or that. There has to be a place where the Buck stops. If you disagree with what The Lords earthly representative says then go to a different church, they all have a hierarchy, whether or not it is a pope, a patriarch, a president or whatever name there is always someone in charge. Somebody has to sign the checks and that requires hierarchy. Try running a business without someone in charge, the church is a business, the business of bringing people to The Lord and it doesn't work without organization.

    The Lord left Peter in charge and gave him the keys of the kingdom, who else has them?

    When The Lord through The Holy Ghost tells you that the leadership is invalid then go somewhere else where it is valid. A church without leadership is anarchy and will never survive and will never bring large numbers of people to Christ.

  • The Catholic Free Press: Christ did not institute a hierarchical Church

    01/13/2014 9:19:00 AM PST · 7 of 26
    JAKraig to WriteOn

    There has to be Hierarchy in any organization or it fails miserably.

    There has to be someone who says “Thus saith The Lord”.

    As it is in “The Church” (meaning all of Christianity) there are many different versions of “Thus Saith The Lord” and they all say different things.

    While I do not believe that Christ built His Church on Peter I do believe he left Peter in charge and left the Apostles as the ruling body to oversee the various churches through out the world.

    This Hierarchy means that one person answers to Christ for the condition of The Church. One person speaks for Christ on earth. Through The Holy Ghost God can speak to all of us but on matters affecting the whole or even part of the church there can only be one voice.

  • ‘Super-Earths’ and ‘mini-Neptunes’ abound among planets outside our solar system

    01/06/2014 6:45:29 PM PST · 6 of 10
    JAKraig to dfwgator
    It is normal for stars to have planets. That means we are far from alone or unique.

    The interesting thing is timing. If We are not alone, surely we are not, then when were the other worlds created? If millions of years before us then what must their status be now. What about billions of years before us?

    I don't propose to know who God is, suffice it to say I believe there is (a) God. It would be statistically impossible for there not to be a being so far advanced to us that He would be God.

    Please don't throw things at me. I'm not saying that God evolved on another planet somewhere, I'm only saying that it is impossible that there are not beings so far advanced from us that to us we would have no other term for them but God.

    When I see an atheist who says there is no god, I shake my head and realize there has to be God.

  • anti gay marriage scriptures

    12/22/2013 9:17:27 PM PST · 3 of 5
    JAKraig to NetAddicted

    In a recent Sunday School Class, the lesson was on family, the subject came up of what family was. Some said one union was a family and another supposed a different union including same sex couples. I spoke out, although I raised my hand I didn’t wait to be called on, I said “I refuse to call two queers living together in any relationship a family. They are simple two people of the same sex playing house.”

    The woman behind me angrily told me that we are to love all people and that what I was saying was hate speech, that the word I was using was a hateful word. I explained that what they were doing was “queer” it was not “gay” as she called it, I reminded her that there was nothing gay about what two men do together in the privacy of their bedroom. I reminded her that their life span would be half of normal because of their “gay” lifestyle. I reminded her that the last 25% of their life would be gasping at life trying to hold on to it as they suffer from their illness brought on by their lifestyle.

    I further explained that the queer lifestyle hits a lot of families and that I had no hate for queer people that in fact that I had compassion but that the more we tolerate it the more our children will think it is ok and experiment with it.

    There is no room in society for the tolerance of homosexual lifestyle.

    It got real quiet after that. That evening I got a call from a member of the church whose wife was in attendance. He told me that he was grateful that I stood up for truth and wished that the members of his congregation would do the same.

  • Mormon Tabernacle Choir conductor: 'Praise to the Man'...hymn praises Joseph Smith [Smithmas vanity]

    12/18/2013 9:55:30 PM PST · 12 of 25
    JAKraig to Dallas59

    Yes Joseph Smith was a man just like any other. We all will await and receive judgment at the had of God Almighty.

    However, if we have received of The Son of God and accepted His sacrifice, repented of our sins and done all we could to follow Him then, the Lord will say on that judgment day “he is mine, I purchased him with My blood”.

    Now, do you think Popes, nuns and priests have some other faith than you and me? They don’t.

    Like it or not, the Popes are what is left of the church Peter administered. the Popes have been handed down the priesthood that Christ Himself held on the earth. Peter received the keys of the kingdom that allowed him to bind in Heaven whatever he sealed on earth.

    Until some other person comes along that has that power I think you shouldn’t be making such fun of Popes, priests and nuns, unless of course you have become a special judge to judge them before they stand before God. Unless of course God’s judgment is not needed since you have already judged them.

    From before the time of Abraham there has been a priesthood of God on the earth. At Christ’s first coming in the flesh that priesthood was still on the earth, John The Baptist’s father held it and likely so did John. Christ held it and gave it to the Apostles. Where is it now? If one of the Catholic churches don’t have it then is it not on the earth? So it has been needed for thousands of years, including after the Law had been fulfilled but now we don’t need it?

    Most nuns like most priests live a very lowly existence. There are plenty of bad apples in any barrel but most priests and nuns are people it would be good to emulate. They are unselfish, kind, generous and loyal to their Lord.

    I find it very rude and unkind to vilify them or belittle them.

    I always say “Live and let live”. If you are a believer in Christ, then preach Christ, don’t preach hate of those that try their best to serve Him. Mormons can Worship & serve Christ as well as anyone, Catholics can Worship & serve Christ as well as anyone, Methodists can Worship & serve Christ as well as anyone, stc., etc.

    I have a feeling that many of us will have a very rude awakening on judgment day. Wise council is that you judge not that you be not judged.

    Merry Christmas!

  • ANOTHER Housing Crisis? This Time In Rental Markets (Real Problem Is Declining Real Income)

    12/10/2013 11:41:29 AM PST · 5 of 9
    JAKraig to Uncle Chip

    Rent control will be coming next —

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    Don’t laugh. It has already happened in several liberal cities.

  • Horror: Violent mob of topless pro-abort feminists attacks praying men defending cathedral (VIDEO)

    12/02/2013 8:40:21 PM PST · 43 of 82
    JAKraig to Syncro

    Very close to the scenes on the streets of Sodom when the two angles arrived to visit Lot.

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    What an incredible eye opener. If you don’t believe we are in the end times then this should convince you.

    How wonderful that those humble men who stood their ground with such dignity had the opportunity to stand up for Christ. this was a remarkable display of the love that The Savior places in our hearts when we follow Him.

  • Bitcoin Under Pressure

    12/02/2013 1:18:41 PM PST · 54 of 59
    JAKraig to dasboot
    With the stroke of the pen the government, our government or any government, Bit Coins exist only in a computer somewhere. Someone has to administer the security system, it is ripe for abuse.

    But whether bit coin is a good monetary system or not is immaterial to me, it is a wonderful means for illegal transactions. For this reason alone I believe it should be outlawed.

    I did not used to think that way, I used to think this is great, that it gave people an independence that they didn't have in the past. But people have always had independence with gold coin, silver coin or anything else of value that can be bartered. What bothered me is when I was hit with the Trojan virus called crypto locker, a virus that found my computer via an email from USPS and encrypted all of my files, or at least all of my data files including pictures. I had backups I have several NAS boxes, the Trojan managed to find all of my connected storage. I thought my business was ruined but I did manage to find enough backups on laptops and unconnected storage that I was able to restore most of my files. I would have been willing to pay the $300 ransom that the Trojan horse wanted but I was out of town when it happened and they only give you 72 hours to pay the $300 ransom. The method for paying the ransom? Bit Coin! Bit Coin is anonymous. So here are these crooks stealing $300 from people and the only way they can do it is only through an anonymous money transfer.

    I was so angry at the people who tried to steal $300 from me by holding all my data as ransom that I could have easily shot them had they been standing in front of me.

    I hope the people that did this get syphilis and have a very slow painful death. I also wish governments would outlaw bit coin.

  • If Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin don’t like the pope, they won’t care much for Jesus (He's serious)

    11/28/2013 9:21:10 AM PST · 16 of 141
    JAKraig to Drango

    the Pope...the man whose actual job description is to speak for Jesus.

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    Certainly there can be no doubt that that is his job, the only question is who assigned it to him.

  • 'Book of Mormon' creators have a long history of bad taste

    11/27/2013 1:54:44 PM PST · 23 of 24
    JAKraig to Scoutmaster
    Most of what I know of the Missouri extermination order is from news accounts of the day.

    The Mormons were antislavery. The Mormons were feared to vote as a block. The excuse to attack the Mormons was the destruction of an opposition paper printing press. The hate of the Mormons had nothing to do with the destruction of a printing press and all to do with taking over the politics of the county which could change the slave status of the whole state.

    Politics were played hard in those days. Those who believed in slavery would do anything they could to protect it including running a whole city with 20000 inhabitants out of the state.

    If you think there was any other reason for what happened you need to do just a little research, it is all well understood and well documented.

    It has been said that the president of the Mormon Church at the time, Joseph Smith and his older brother were murdered because of their practice of polygamy. That was an excuse to get opposing ministers and their congregations involved politically and nothing more. The whole thing was a political move by supporters of slavery. Joseph Smith died because his church was against slavery and preached it everywhere they went. Had they left that one issue alone, it would have likely meant that the headquarters of the LDS would be in Missouri and not Utah.

  • 'Book of Mormon' creators have a long history of bad taste

    11/26/2013 8:36:03 AM PST · 18 of 24
    JAKraig to Scoutmaster
    While many of my friends think I was probably around in the 1857 Mormon war you speak of, I was not.

    Your description of that action and what I have heard differ greatly. My understanding is that the Mormons got ready to burn the city and allowed the US Army to enter the city with no one being hurt on either side.

    They worked out an agreement with the US Army and after a while the army left because they considered the Mormons peaceful and there was no need to stay.

    The Mountain Meadow Massacre was a horrible event. While there have been many people who accused Brigham Young of ordering this action there has never been any proof, in fact the time line of the event suggest an impossibility of that being the case. There is more to the story. Out west water is the most precious commodity there is. The wagon train that was massacred was accused of poisoning every well they used when they left. This means death to the people who use the wells. While there are those that say that this particular wagon train was not responsible for poisoning all the wells there is evidence that they were. We will likely never know.

    It is hard for me to understand how any person in the name of religion can kill another, or for that matter poison their wells that they themselves were using. My mind will just not go certain places.

    Despite what we may think of Mormon theology the ones I have met, and I have met many, have all been very nice charitable people. It is totally unfair to cite the Mountain Meadow Massacre without mentioning the atrocities heaped upon the Mormons as they were run out of cities they built, as they and their children were murdered. It was only a few years ago that the governor of Missouri lifted the extermination order put in place when the Mormons lived in that state and in Illinois.

  • The Relative Importance of Theological Doctrines

    11/21/2013 5:41:09 PM PST · 49 of 97
    JAKraig to redleghunter
    They are mere mortals like the rest of us. Complete failure there.

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    Of course they are mere mortals, just like Peter was a mere morsel, just like James was a mere mortal, just like John was a mere mortal. All the apostles, all the early fathers, and all those who wrote the Holy Scriptures were simply mere mortals.

    Why is it that people are willing to give more importance to dead prophets who were mortals and not listen to people living in our own day and time when they say they speak for God.

    I didn't know the Hidden Mahdi had revealed himself.I didn't realize the 12th Imam had revealed himself.

    Whoever it is that comes from God to rule over me I hope I have the wisdom to accept.

  • The Relative Importance of Theological Doctrines

    11/21/2013 5:31:45 PM PST · 48 of 97
    JAKraig to count-your-change
    239—Lands where Jehovah’s Witnesses preach 595—Languages in which we publish Bibles and Bible-based literature 111,719—Congregations 7,538,994—Ministers who teach the Bible 19,000,000—People who attend our meetings or conventions 179,000,000—Bibles published by Jehovah’s Witnesses in 116 languages

    _________________________________________________________________ If the Catholics were to list every land that they preached in it would be every country in the world. If the Catholics were to list every language that they have translated Scripture into it be more than anybody in any other religion. If the Catholics were to list all of their congregations it's liable to be over 1 million.

    You say that you have 7 1/2 million ministers who teach the Bible but you only have 111,000 congregations.

    It is pretty amazing that out of 7 1/2 million members of the church you are able to get 12 million to attend your convention and 19 million to attend your memorial services. It is also very impressive that you can get so many members of your church to go door-to-door to leave tracks for people to read.

    But again to further explain the problem in hand the Jehovah's Witnesses have their own translation of the holy Bible which does not conform to anyone else’s.

    The Jehovah's Witnesses do not have a person on earth who can make yes or no decisions instead they have a council of elders that meets and decides questions of doctrine.

    For you to say that you have 7 1/2 million ministers who teach the Bible would compare to Catholics having 800 million ministers who preach or teach the Bible. In my humble opinion which is only that and belongs only to me; passing out watchtowers door-to-door a few hours each month is not the same thing as sending missionaries into a foreign country. Missionaries who do nothing except preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    I am not speaking ill of Jehovah's Witnesses but, comparing your 7 1/2 million ministers who teach the Bible when you only have 7 1/2 million members of your entire church to me is disingenuous. When you're 7 1/2 million ministers of the Bible start working full-time at being ministers of the Bible, of taking care of fledgling congregations, of teaching the gospel to people who have never heard it before, then perhaps we will have something to talk about. While you have 7 1/2 million missionaries preaching your gospel, the Mormons have only 80,000. Those 80,000 are however full-time they leave their homes and families for two years and do nothing except work for The Lord. they are not even allowed to work outside to earn income to eat with, they have to earn their income before going on their missions. While Catholic priests do have a stipend or salary it is nothing to write home about, and it is for their entire life, not just a few hours a month. Their salaries allow them to have a few personal effects and not much more. I do not recall ever having said ill of any church certainly not the Jehovah's Witnesses. But bragging about 7 1/2 million ministers in this particular context is at least disingenuous.

  • The Relative Importance of Theological Doctrines

    11/21/2013 2:03:18 PM PST · 33 of 97
    JAKraig to JAKraig

    I meant to say one fiftyth above, sorry.

  • The Relative Importance of Theological Doctrines

    11/21/2013 2:01:53 PM PST · 32 of 97
    JAKraig to count-your-change
    Abraham was told that by means of his “seed” all the nations of earth would be blessed and that was good news since it revealed more of what that prophecy in Eden meant.

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    The Roman Catholic Church has reached a significant portion of “All the nations of the earth.” There aren't many other churches I know of that have. When I see a church that has a rich congregation and a rich pastor but no missionaries, I know they are, at least in my mind, false.

    The Roman Church has spent a lot of gold and and blood proclaiming The Gospel. The Mormons for their small size of about 150th the size of the Roman Church have a remarkable number of missionaries. Who else is proclaiming the Gospel like the Catholics and Mormons. What is the motivation of the Catholics and Mormons? It certainly isn't earthly gain. Catholic pastors and leadership don't get rich from their efforts and Mormons don't get anything, they pay their own way.

  • The Relative Importance of Theological Doctrines

    11/21/2013 1:37:40 PM PST · 30 of 97
    JAKraig to Alex Murphy
    So these earlier burned works were nothing more than works of men that a “committee of men... thought God had written through inspiration to His prophets.” The committee post-facto confers the retroactive status of “inspired” on the work, and it becomes “scripture”?

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    First, that is not what I said. I did not judge the burned books or certainly didn't mean to if I said something that gives you that impression. I did say that the books that were accepted cannon and are accepted cannon today are simply books that man/men has thought were written by inspired men of God. Those books have been accepted as cannon or refused as cannon at different times by different men.

    I don't know what your belief is, do you think that God handed someone a Bible and said “This is it”?

    I believe that God has left to man, wisdom and The Holy Ghost to decide what cannon is. Man has decided at different times what is cannon and today there are still differences in what people say is cannon. There are books such as the Epistle of Barnabas or books of the Apocrypha that some accept as cannon and others do not, it can't be both. While it can't be both if man or men decide that what one group says is wrong then they are setting themselves above the other group. Who gave them that authority. Who on the earth can be a judge of what is right and wrong. Who is it that has the keys that Peter was given by Christ? Who is it on earth that is so high and mighty that they can condemn a whole church to Hell. Who is it on earth that they can condemn a whole nation of people who have never heard the word of Christ? Who is it that can say Purgatory is a false teaching when the successor to Peter says it is a true doctrine?

    Please don't think I am taking sides, I'm only asking the questions.

    I hear here over and over again, that the Mormons, the Catholics the Protestants, etc., etc., are wrong. I am simply asking, “says who?” I am told the scriptures say - this and that, says who? I say how is it that the person speaking is authorized to say what the scriptures mean? The Pope has the scriptures and he says they mean something else.

    Stop judging, it simply isn't your job or my job.

    Whether one group or another is right or not isn't my problem, my problem is finding my own salvation.

    I personally don't believe everything the Catholics believe, I can't say I believe everything the Protestants believe but I do believe most of it and certainly I believe what I consider important. Christ was the Son of God. He gave Himself as a payment for my sins if I but want to accept the gift He gave to me. Are there strings attached to the gift? Sure I believe there are but some don't believe there are any strings. I don't think it is important for me do decide you are wrong only that I am right.

    Many people believe that they believe in Christ so it doesn't make any difference that they commit adultery, steal lie and every other sin because it has been paid for, after all works don't get anything for you.

    My question is rather, who on earth is the judge if not the Pope? I'm not saying Martin Luther was wrong only that he was not an authoritative figure any more than any other person in the world at the time. What day is it that you think the Pope was no longer the earthly Representative of Christ's Church on the earth? Since Martin Luther was a Catholic Priest did he take the dead Catholicism and raise it from the dead and then become the new Pope? I guess if you believe that who am I to say you are wrong, only, I don't believe that.

    If God were to send another representative to take the Pope's place don't you think we should know it. Luther never claimed that by the way. Luther never wanted to be an authority simply a means for people to find Christ.

    The Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church has a Patriarch, the Mormons have a Prophet and the Roman Catholics have a Pope. They all claim to be the final word. As far as I know there are not others who claim this. I think being able to claim the final word is a good thing. If there is no authority then the doctrines of The Church go to and fro with every wind of mans dreaming. To me many churches do just that, the ministers say what they think a congregation wants to hear so that donations don't dry up, I don't think the Pope does that. The Pope, the Mormon Prophet and the Patriarch all say some very unpopular things in today's world. To me that should be one of the signs of a true representative of Christ. To me if a church preaches queer marriage they can't be right so I won't join with them. There will be others that think I am wrong for that, OK, let them think that, it is their business. I might think they are going to hell for their sinful ways but I do not claim any special authority to send them there. If there is someone on earth who claims he has Peter's keys then to him I will be interested in listening. Just because we choose to ignore something does not make it go away.

  • The Relative Importance of Theological Doctrines

    11/21/2013 11:23:21 AM PST · 25 of 97
    JAKraig to Dianna

    I am comfortable making the assumption that the Holy Spirit conveyed exactly what the Lord wanted conveyed in the Bible. . . .
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    God did not write a Bible.

    A bible is not really just a book but a compilation of books.

    A committee of men simply compiled books they thought God had written through inspiration to His prophets. Men chose and compiled the Holy Bible from those books they then had and made a Bible.

    A book that is a compilation of Holy books is no less holy than the individual books, just pointing out that there is much that could have been lost. The Apocrypha for instance, are they holy? If they are why do Protestants not have them in their Bible? If the same group that compiled the Holy Bible that Protestants use compiled the Apocrypha why is it now not accepted? What committee is it now that is better inspired than the original committee?

  • The Relative Importance of Theological Doctrines

    11/21/2013 9:31:37 AM PST · 20 of 97
    JAKraig to Alex Murphy
    There are many “Scriptures” that we do not have. The wisdom of the fathers in the third century decided we did not need them or that they did not conform to the doctrines favored by the council in Nicea. Everything after Nicea was either approved or disapproved depending on whether or not it agreed with what the then “popular” fathers said were the “approved” official doctrines of The Church.

    Prior to Nicea there were many differences between the churches, doctrines of different churches were wildly different in some cases. When The Church, or Constantine said “This is not the approved doctrine” many bishops went away facing excommunication because they disagreed. Constantine relented and didn't force the new doctrines on all, but later, only about 50 years later it became Church law and refusal to submit to it meant excommunication and even in many cases death.

    So, many previously approved scriptures were burned, they didn't agree with Nicea. Many good bishops were lost. Many doctrines that were considered normal were banned.

    Many can say that some sect, like the Mormons, or the Baptists or any group are wrong but there is no leader to make it so except for the Pope. Think about it there is no authority on earth in Christianity except for the Bishop of Rome. Yes I know the Mormons have a Prophet, that too is an authority, but who else claims such authority? Nobody. There are boards, and other groups in nearly every church but who can decide this or that doctrine correct or wrong? The Mormons have somebody and the Catholics have somebody. You may not agree with those somebodies but at least they have somebody willing to say yea or nay!

  • Seattle’s newest councilmember urges Boeing workers to seize factories

    11/21/2013 8:53:22 AM PST · 48 of 87
    JAKraig to onedoug
    The country is stratifying into those that produce and those that don't but want the production of others. The union members without the leadership of the corporations would have nothing. The Corporation leadership can always find people willing to work for money, and good money at that but when you have to compete on the world stage, or market you can't go around paying for high labor and expect to survive as a company. Boeing has no choice, they have to cut cost or go out of business. If the Labor union was smart they would understand that and help them in any way they could.

    If the union wants a pension then they should offer to cut their wages or at least their wage increases to get it. They want the cake and eat it too.

    Boeing will go Galt, but I suspect it will not be in the west in some hidden mountain valley, I suspect it will be in the South where there are still a few people who understand how an economy works.

    I hope Seattle turns into Detroit. I once lived across the Sound from Seattle, nearly 50 years ago and thought it was a fine place. It has turned into a city of wacko’s. I feel sorry for the sane people that can not get away from it. If I lived there I would say it is time to get out while you can still sell your property, I would hate to see good people be in the same fix as the people in Detroit.

    The scary thing is that our Federal Government could step in and offer incentives to Boeing to give in to the demands of the union. Then Obama would not just be screwing the good people of North Carolina by denying them Boeing but would also be making them pay for keeping the jobs away from them.

    I hate Socialists.

  • Precious Metals are Tanking! Why? [Vanity]

    11/20/2013 2:39:22 PM PST · 58 of 70
    JAKraig to cuban leaf
    I think a lot of us believe that it will end in runaway inflation, but it will be preceded by deflation. I see these drops strictly as buying opportunities.

    But I prefer real estate (land). I can actually use that.

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    I do for sure believe in runaway inflation, there is no way to avoid it. We will have high inflation and likely runaway inflation however there could be some control over how high the inflation is. Right now the government is holding the economy together by having very high unemployment. Having unemployment insurers that people hold onto their money, as soon as they spend it however prices will go up. There is a lot of pent up demand right now but people are afraid to purchase anything.

    There has never been an economy in the history of the world who once having gone to Fiat has been able to survive without going through runaway inflation. The reason for this is that government leaders always want to spend more money than they have so they create money out of thin air, this always does an economy in. It is simply a matter of when.

    Inflation is simply a form of tax. Our federal government spends 40% more each year than it takes in in taxes. The government will either have to default or pay that back with increased taxes. Societies will not stand for taxes much higher than 50%. Right now in the United States our taxes are already higher than 50% for at least half of our people but much of it is hidden. We have sales taxes, we have property taxes, we have excise taxes, we have unemployment insurance taxes, we have social security taxes, we have income taxes and we have inflation. Now we have a new medical tax.

    The government is having to perform a balancing act. Every dollar they give away in welfare is spent right away. The people who get welfare don't worry about saving because Uncle Sam is saving for them. But as old people are starting to find out Uncle Sam is allowing payments to Social Security recipients to go down, down, down. Old-timers will be in trouble soon. The inflation adjustment for the last several years has been in the neighborhood of 1%, if anybody believes that inflation is only at 1% I want to talk to them about some Florida swampland.

    My advice is to hold onto your precious metals, buy some more every chance you get. Precious metals are not an investment they are simply a safe place to put money that will never be completely destroyed. The government can change dollars to some other currency. They can make you turn in your dollars and exchange it for something else. No matter your precious metals will still have value. The government could make you change your money to something new and have a limit on how many you can turn in, no matter your precious metals will still have their value.

    In the event that we have runaway inflation your precious metals will simply inflate in value also. Precious metals will Likely never purchase more oil, coal, titanium, tungsten or any other precious commodity at a higher rate than it did when you bought it, but if the value of dollars goes crazy down your precious metals will protect you.

    Unfortunately many people perceive the value of real estate as a hedge against inflation, it is not.

    Real estate is an investment with income production possibility. If you have to finance a real estate purchase it is a gamble that the markets will hold out until you can get your “investment” paid for. Once your investment is paid for you don't care about the evaluation or saleability of it, it is for income only. When inflation is high rent is harder to collect, nobody has extra money, everybody is just trying to live.

    When an economy suffers runaway inflation nobody has enough money to purchase all they want to purchase so they purchase the commodities that they need to survive. Since all their money goes to food and fuel nobody will be buying real estate except for people who have a lot of precious metals saved up. Real estate will be cheap and precious metals will have a lot more value, people who have precious metals will be some of the only people buying real estate.

    I'm afraid some tough days are coming.

  • ...And There Goes Gold

    11/18/2013 9:23:08 AM PST · 36 of 73
    JAKraig to I want the USA back
    The dollar is big. Huge. There are plenty of dollars in circulation in the USA and the world that it will take 20 0bamas and 3 carters to destroy the dollar. . . . .

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    Because there are so many dollars it will be easy to fail.

    Ask the people in Germany how many wheel barrow loads of Marks it took to buy a load of bread. One tiny sliver of silver will always be able to buy a load of bread.