October 14, 2008

I wrote this post some time ago: just before the crash (10/07). It was and still is true. The reason that I am reposting it is that I am sick and tired of all the politicians telling us they are going to fix the problem. The only way the damage can be reversed is for import tariffs to be reinstated and even then it would take a long time to improve. No one is even suggesting this!!!


There is much talk about small business needing loans when what they need are customers. Who needs a loan to purchase stock when no one has a job and therefore can not buy what is stocked? We do not have a credit problem. We have an employment problem. Those who claim small business need credit either are ignorant of how a small business is supposed to work, or are just plain dishonest with their claim. Also who is going to loan money to someone who wants to buy a house when their income will not allow them to pay for it? Or a car?


The economy has become a gigantic game of Monopoly.  We are sitting on Park Place with no money and the game is over for us. That is how the game is won or lost. The one with the most money puts the squeeze on those who find themselves in a situation where they need what the other has: gas, food, shelter, etc. We have paid until we can no longer do so. Unlike the game we can not just get up, have a good laugh, and go on with our good life, but as those who have put the squeeze on us are finding out that they can’t either.


Politicians have gotten us into this. It is the responsibility of the government to protect the citizens of that government. It is not their responsibility to create jobs or any other scheme that someone can think of. The business of government is not business. If you have cancer, then do you need more cancer for a cure? If your government is that cancer do you really think it will cure you?


If all of the banks are either incompetent or immoral enough to loose so much money that they do not even know how much, then the logical remedy is to give them more money and of course do not demand any accounting for it, or even a contract demanding repayment. They will pay us back when they recover, but there is no contract to make them do so! From their record it is obvious they will not! I am a nobody, but even a nobody is not that stupid. A monkey has more sense than those in the government. Well, just to be fair to monkeys, they are not capable of immorality.


There is much talk about the middle class of this country. The middle class were the people that had manufacturing jobs that paid well. Look around, they are now either the lower class, or about to become so. They are history and only a figment of political imagination. And China hasn’t even begun to import automobiles yet. ARE THEY CRAZY?





Go get a bullet to bite on because this is painful.


I am not a stock broker, politician, or any one else that has a reason to pull the wool over your eyes. I am just a poor slob that can see what happened and I am disgusted enough to tell it.


Let’s say the problem started with NAFTA (North American Foolish Trade Agreement), after all we have to start somewhere and I don’t have enough time to go all the way back to the Revolutionary War.


When those in the government passed NAFTA they assured foreign workers an advantage over Americans. They did this under the guise of free trade: that free trade was fair to all. However workers in South America do not have the same standard of living enjoyed in the US. So anything that is made in the US can be made cheaper in South America. I might add that OPEC is a monopoly and would not be legal in this country, so there is really no such thing as free trade.


Just after NAFTA was passed our exports to Mexico and South America increased dramatically: they were buying machine tools and equipment in order to build manufacturing plants. These facilities, when complete would manufacture goods cheaper than plants in the US. In other words they were only buying from us what they needed to take our jobs.


You have to ask yourself why your own government would pass such a bill; at least I have to ask myself. Was it complete incompetence? Or was it because those who were suppose to protect Americans, had investments in manufacturing business that could benefit from much lower labor costs. Whatever caused the government to pass the bill it is obvious that it was not in the interest of the people of the United States.


If that was not bad enough they gave China “Most favored Nation” status. China is a socialist government that is trying to become the largest super power in the world. China would like nothing more than to ruin our economy: and they have.


You see it is really very simple. There is nothing made that can not be made cheaper in China. So in passing just two bills our own government has totally destroyed the middle class of the US. If you work in any manufacturing job in the US and haven’t lost your job yet, you will; it is just a matter of time as anything made can be made cheaper in China. (I told you to bite a bullet, didn’t I?)


You want a laugh? We are supposed to compete with those who make a few dollars a day and yet manufactures in the US must pay minimum wages! The bottom line is, though we must compete, it is illegal!!! Well, it is a laugh, but a bitter one.


We are just beginning to see the result of what I would call a criminal act. The housing industry can not sell a house because no one can buy a house working at a fast food restaurant and those kinds of jobs are all that is left. Nor can the car manufactures sell cars, for the same reason. It should be apparent that interest rates mean nothing to someone who has no job. Who is going to loan money to someone with no job?


Is it any wonder the stock market is in turmoil? You don’t get something for nothing so the logical result of a stronger “world economy” is a weaker US economy.


My friends I don’t have a solution to the problem. Everyone keeps telling me that if I don’t like the government to vote, but we just get a new set of politicians and they do the same things the others did. This government is of the people, by the people, and for the people and “those people” would be the ones in charge, not poor slobs like me.








October 11, 2008

There is very little said about Melchizedek in the Old Testament and not much more in the New Testament, but what is said is of great importance. One can gain an understanding of him by careful study of the little that is reveled.


First consider Gen 14:18 (NIV) “Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High”. He was a priest of God before Aaron, who was the first priest that God appointed from His people Israel.


Then we jump to Psalm 110 where God is speaking through David about Jesus. We know it is Jesus that is being spoken of, because of the phrase “The LORD says to my Lord”. If the one spoken of was Lord of David he would have to be King of Kings, or Jesus. This is affirmed in Hebrews chapter five. God says that Jesus is a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek. Turning that statement around we can see that Melchizedek never dies, because if he did his priesthood would die with him.


So we have two High Priests who are priests for ever. Melchizedek was the only priest that lives forever until Jesus was made perfect and before Jesus the law condemned everyone, so it should be obvious that Melchizedek was the High Priest of the Law. When Jesus was made perfect he also became a High Priest. I would say that he is High Priest of Mercy, but that phrase is not used in the Bible so don’t quote me on that. Anyway it is apparent that there are two such Priests who are High Priests at the same time (Heb 7:3). This makes sense because the law is still valid. Those who will perish will do so because they have not kept the law and those who will live will do so because Jesus paid the penalty of the law for them. Both the law and mercy exist at the same time and there is a Priest for both at the same time.


Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High his name means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.” (Heb 7:2). Now, I don’t know if you realize it, but God’s law is peace. If everyone could obey the law there would be peace throughout the whole world.


There are only two royal laws from which all of the Ten Commands come from. (Mark 12:29-31 NIV)  “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”


If we could obey the first law we would be at peace with God and if we could obey the second we would be at peace with all men: if they also obeyed. There would be no murder, thefts, infidelity, or any strife, because you would not do anything to them that you would not want done to you.


Then there is (Heb 7:3 NIV)  Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, like the Son of God he remains a priest forever. Or as the KJV says (Heb 7:3 KJV)  Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. If he had no beginning and has no end then he either is God or came directly from God.


Here is another statement that you will not find in the Bible and it is only a way that I view Melchizedek. I am not trying to add anything to the Bible, but let me say this, If Jesus is the only son of God born as a man, then Melchizedek is the only son of God born of Spirit. Please don’t throw rocks at me. It just seems right to me. If I missed something then please explain it to me. Be very critical of me it will benefit all of us.


Once you understand that Melchizedek is the Holy Spirit, spoken of all through the Bible, you can see that he is one of the two witnesses reveled in Revelation. Well, that is better left to another post.