How Stupid Are These People?

November 29, 2009

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Advocates for the poor had better get their heads out of the clouds.  More and more we see people not caring about what really works to get people out of poverty but only going with what perpetuates the need for their idiotic wasteful  bureaucracy.

The stupid pinheads at Hunger Action Network wants to see an almost $3 increase in the minimum wage.

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That would put so many employers out of business and impact more directly the people they’re trying to help than if they just leave the minimum wage where it is.

So few people work at the bottom level anyway.  When the economy is going well there’s a labor shortage which automatically increases wages better and faster than any shortsighted law.

IMHO they should lower the minimum wage and watch how many jobs that creates.  But that just makes too much sense to do something that might really work to get people out of poverty.

But these Hunger Action people only know one mantra that repeats the same cycle of defeat.  Raise the minimum wage and make unemployment and poverty go up.

Job and life skill training is what people need.  More skills raises the demand for what they offer making their wages go up due to higher productivity.

Tell The Hunger Action Network to take a big drink of “Get The Heck Outta The Way” and let advocacy groups that really work people out of poverty do their job.

This is just another redistribution of wealth scenario to make us more like North Korea every day!

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“What would Jesus do,” became almost a cliche a few years back.  But it taught a valuable lesson for many young people. In any questionable situation think, “WWJD?” What would Jesus do?

Given our current state of affairs in our country I often wonder, what would Jesus do?  What would Jesus say to our president?  What would he say about all the corruption in our state and local governments?

The problem is we really have no idea what Jesus would really do.  Of course many have presumed that naturally, the Lord would be upon their side.  But to automatically presume your thoughts would be The will of God runs smack up against the third commandment.

“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.”-Ex. 20 : 7a NKJV

If we look at scripture too often we forget how important context and circumstance are.  In other words, what was going on at the time?  What lead up to that point?  Who was Jesus speaking to at the time, and in what context did he say it?

A good example is the parable of the Prodigal Son.  We allways focus on the dumb son who backslides and is welcomed back by his father.  However, the parable is really about the brother with the attitude (religious folks) who won’t forgive his wayward brother.

Likewise we’d love it if we could just do a temple clearing and whip everyone into shape.  Whether it’s something in our church or something on the political scene.

But the danger is forgetting the real authority Jesus was exercising when He cleared the temple.  Not to mention how bad things had become when He drove everyone out.

It would be interesting to ask a law enforcement officer just how many of today’s laws Jesus broke.  There’s, disturbing the peace, assault, trespassing, criminal mischief, and vandalism, just to name a few.

Some love the way Jesus always gets in the face of all the religious leaders of His day.  They want to confront our political leaders like that.

But they don’t have the same legal rights that Jesus had.  After all He was, (And is) The King of The Jews.

However we have this interesting exchange between Jesus and the Pharisees in Luke 13 about Herod.

31At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.”

32He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will drive out demons and heal people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’ 33In any case, I must keep going today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!”- Luke 13 :31-33 NIV

“Go tell that fox,?”  Was this a jab at the Roman leader over that district? And why call him, a fox? I suspect there’s more going on than meets the eye.

Perhaps we need to see how other New Testament heroes dealt with secular leaders.  John the Baptist called out Herod because he had his brother Philip’s wife.  But this was more a moral issue than politics.

The apostle Paul often connected with secular leaders.  But that was always in relation to The Gospel or when he was on trial.

So what would Jesus do in our situation?  This question helps keep me from getting too caught up with all the Obama Deranged Syndrome that’s going around.

Perhaps the best answer is found in Acts chapter 12.  This is where King Herod “The Fox” meets his end.

“Then Herod went from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there. 20 He had been quarreling with the people of Tyre and Sidon; they now joined together and sought an audience with him. Having secured the support of Blastus, a trusted personal servant of the king, they asked for peace, because they depended on the king’s country for their food supply.

21 On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. 22 They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a mere mortal.” 23 Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.

24 But the word of God continued to increase and spread.”  Acts 12:19b-24 NIV

Perhaps the best way to deal with leaders we don’t like is to wait on God and have Him take them out.  Not that I’m putting a curse on anyone.  Even Kim Jong Il of North Korea can turn from his wicked ways before he dies.

And there are other ways to remove people from power besides death.  Which is what I will pray for everyone I disagree with.  I’d pray that God would have mercy on them and change their hearts or remove them from power peacefully.

In my humble opinion (With a nod to the third commandment) THAT is what Jesus would really do.

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Analysts believe the biggest reason for North Korea‘s food crisis is too much government control.

https://larrysinternetsoapbox.wordpress.com/2009/09/16/why-we-must-never-be-socialist/

Are we headed down the same path?  In California they are facing one of their worst droughts in history. 

To make matters worse much of the water needed to save California’s farms has been diverted for the sake of a tiny fish.

Here’s the story from Hannity on Fox News . .

http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playerId=011008&streamingFormat=FLASH&referralObject

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Farmers in one of the most fertile places on earth now must wait in line for their food.  Unbelievable!

That’s what we see in third world countries, BUT NOT HERE!

All because of the federal governments concern over a stupid little fish!

Yes we need to be careful with the environment, but when there are unintended consequences it’s time to pull the plug!

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Why We Must Never Be Socialist

September 16, 2009

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If you want to see what it’s really like to be a Socialist nation take a good look at North Korea. As if comparing West and East Germany weren’t enough.  You might remember East Germany and the WALL they had to build to keep people IN their country. But it looks like we need a reminder from North Korea.

Here’s an excerpt from the site, “One Free Korea”

http://www.freekorea.us/2009/09/15/and-yet-christine-ahn-wants-you-to-know-that-sanctions-kill-north-korean-babies/

quoting a story from The Globe and Mail,

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/north-korea-starving-in-silence/article1278941/

Despite having more arable land per capita than the United Kingdom or Belgium, North Korea is chronically, desperately short of food, and spiralling downward into its worst crisis in a decade.

Analysts believe North Korea could feed itself under normal circumstances, particularly since, according to the World Bank, North Korea has just under 125 hectares of arable land per 1,000 people, compared with 95 hectares in the U.K. and 80 in Belgium and China. (The Canadian figure is 1,443 hectares per 1,000 people, a ratio surpassed only by Australia and Kazakhstan.) North Korea’s farmers, however, are crippled by the country’s isolation and the government’s top-down management of agriculture. They have faced a particularly difficult struggle since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, which meant the end of decades of nearly free fuel from Pyongyang‘s former patron.

“There are no farm animals, virtually no machinery. They’re not practising anything like crop rotation,” said Paul French, author of North Korea: The Paranoid Peninsula. “You know there’s a problem when people have eaten all the livestock.”

If this is the direction Obama wants to take us then,

No thank you Mr. President!

We need to be heading in the opposite direction as quickly as possible.  Even though we’ve been down this road since The New Deal, now’s the time for a rapid U-turn in the other direction.  That big “bridge out” sign up ahead that resembles North Korea could be the last exit before the abyss of no return.

-God help us!




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