Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Today's Random Thoughts

As I read the news today:
·         The confederate flag is not my heritage so I am not bothered, however I do believe we set a dangerous precedent.  And now they are talking about taking down all the confederate monuments.  They will be erasing our history and that is never good.  I think of it as taking down all the William Wallace monuments in Scotland.
·         I do not care about who is winning in the polls today.  My state primary is in April 2016.  I will care then
·         Robert Stacy McCain wrote this: in the comments of his post Confederate Thoughts
An alternative theory: We truly are doomed beyond hope of all redemption.
The Almighty God saw fit that a Christian people should have this nation and, so long as they were faithful to God, they were preserved against all enemies. The nation they founded grew strong, prosperous and free, so that all the world marveled at America. It was foreordained by God's will, in this view, that America would endure great trouble and yet grow ever stronger.
First, we defeated Britain, overcoming the greatest empire in the world to gain our independence. We conquered the continent from coast to coast, and fought a great war amongst ourselves over the issue of human liberty. Ever stronger America grew, becoming a mighty industrial colossus. We destroyed Spain's empire in this hemisphere, and when the French and English were besieged by the Kaiser's vaunting armies, America lent its strength to defeat the power of Germany and her allies.
American emerged from the First World War victorious, her world prestige unparalleled. Surviving through a Great Depression, once against America was called to war against enemies of liberty. We crushed Hitler's Thousand Year Reich, and blasted the Japanese empire into smoldering ruins. Yet still was our nation's great mission not fulfilled.
The world now stood terrorized by the Soviet tyranny, and Communism soon raised its banner over China. A war ensued in Korea, and a great patriot from Wisconsin stood forth to warn that our nation's leadership had been subverted by agents of our worst enemies. Joe McCarthy was destroyed by the slanders of Communist stooges, yet other patriots who saw the menace of subversion realized that a new movement was needed if America was to prevail in the Cold War.
Bill Buckley, Stan Evans, Phyllis Schlafly -- to cite just three names from a roster of glorious heroes -- rallied the forces of freedom, and chose as their champion Barry Goldwater. He also went down to defeat, but not before America heard from a man destined to be the Great Champion of Freedom.
This was "A Time of Choosing," Ronald Reagan warned in 1964. It took another 16 years to elect Ronald Reagan president, but from the day he took the oath of office as Commander in Chief, the clock began ticking toward the final destruction of the Soviet Union.
Here we are then, scarcely a quarter-century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and we find Americans seem to have forgotten everything they ought to have learned from history.
Most shockingly, America has forgotten God, who delivered us from every evil in the past, and who blessed our nation with wealth and power exceeding everything the world had previously known.
So ... we are doomed. It has suited God to bring our nation thus far, so that an ungrateful generation might forget all that God has done for us, and thus to invite the wrath of the Almighty to destroy us. If that be God's sovereign will, so be it. Yet those of us who still have faith in God must never cease to speak the truth, nor surrender to the satanic voices that bid us to aid in the works of evil now afoot.
Fight on. Stay true. And pray. Selah
·         Duff and Nonsense has a good post with comments:


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Meds

No, I am not missing in action, nor have I been on a fabulous holiday.
I have not been well - I have sciatica and have been knocked down with the pain for the past few weeks.  So I am on medication. HaHaHa.  And I can't take the prescribed pain killers and work.  Well I could, but it is not wise.  And I spent too many days as a single mother on my knees asking our Lord for wisdom to throw that away.   So all my meds are taken when I get home.  At least I am sleeping.
I send myself notes about things to post here but am too tired to do so when I get home.  All of those random thoughts just put to waste.  Tis but a shame.
Another month of this before my doctor gives me the exercises.  I could start them sooner but he went on holiday.  Lucky for some, eh?


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Invest in Silver!

I received this email:
Dear Trader / Investor,
Right now there is very exciting news in the silver market.
The largest investment bank in the country today is JPMorgan Chase & Co. In 2012, they held 5 million ounces of silver in their corporate account.  However, recent reports have revealed that JPMorgan Chase now holds a staggering 55 million ounces of silver! That's an increase of over tenfold in just 3 years. This April, alone, JPMorgan Chase purchased 8 million ounces. That's a lot of silver for anyone to buy--even an investment giant like JPMorgan Chase. What could they possibly know about silver that we don't?
Let me tell you what JPMorgan Chase's CEO, Jaime Dimon said in a letter to his shareholders, "Some things never change – there 'WILL BE' another crisis, and its 'IMPACT' will be felt throughout financial markets."
So here we are. The CEO of the country's largest bank is telling his shareholders - THERE WILL BE another crisis - and to protect shareholder value, they are buying silver by the hundreds of tons.
Don't you think it's time that you consider owning physical silver?
Need another reason?
$24 an ounce. That's the all-in production cost it takes the average mine to process one ounce of silver.  Right now silver is trading at around $17 an ounce. That’s nearly 30% lower than its production costs!
The last time you could purchase silver below its production costs was 2002. Guess who famously bought 30% of the world’s above ground silver supply back then?
Warren Buffett. Two years later he doubled his money.
So, JPMorgan Chase & Warren Buffett, two of the most successful investors on the planet, both stocked up on silver at a price below production cost. Buffett bought right before a crisis happened. JP Morgan is buying right before what they think will be another financial crisis.
Stocks are at record highs. Debt is soaring. Uncertainty in the world is at historic levels. Silver is on sale right now and JPMorgan Chase knows it—just like Warren Buffett knew it 2002.  Now that you know it, will you let this opportunity pass you by? 
Get a 100% FREE Silver Investor Kit with a first-time buyer’s guide, the 2015 Silver Report and the industry’s best research on how to “buy the dip”.  

 And so now I am wondering if I should invest in silver because this product is about to hit the market:
Can these panties.....
Thinx
The entire inner lining is treated with an anti-microbial application of silver, which becomes embedded within the fibers and fights bacteria.
Now aren't you glad you read my blog today?

Monday, June 1, 2015

The Philosophy of Garments

Does wearing certain garments affect your mood?  They do for me.  I first noticed the phenomena when casual Fridays were introduced to corporate America - I believe in the early 90s.  Very little work got done, most everyone was in a silly mood or at least a lighter one.  Someone brought in donuts so the sugar high was ubiquitous and then the next you know we are all off for long lunches, sometimes with alcohol involved.
I believe it was shortly after that I stopped doing really casual Friday, and stopped wearing trousers.  Not that I wore a lot of trousers anyway, I have always preferred dresses and skirts.  I held on to a pair of jeans for garden work.  Wearing what I call feminine dresses made me feel more feminine and I began to get a bit more girly.  It was also around the same time I had my road to damascus moment and came out of the closet as a conservative.
For the last few days I have been thinking about this post:  Feminism is an inferiority complex over at The Thinking Housewife.  Read the link in her article as well for the full letter.  Also do not overlook that he said this letter was not for public consumption.

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Thought To The Grave

"You can take only one thought with you to the grave, and invariably it is a thought that bugs you..."

My first thought would be I  have loved and they loved me. I have no regrets, but I know I have no witness to my life.  Pity though, I have enjoyed my life.  They did not love me enough nor did I love them enough. We all missed out on that one.
Two quotes that sum it up:

When it comes to men, I must admit I have very poor judgment,’ she said. ‘I’ve turned down most of the few really nice men I’ve encountered in my life, and have gone unerringly for the dysfunctional, maladjusted, insecure bastards every time.

Well, I dabbled with men in my twenties. Quite a lot actually.
But they all seemed so frightfully fond of themselves - they didn’t seem to really need me to be fond of them as well.  So I just got on.

So now anyone who reads this has the most true entry into my soul.  I have never admitted any of this before.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

I Am Back

But you didn't even know I was gone, did you?
My daughter decided to fix my computer and ended up - well let us just say that it has taken almost two weeks and many phone calls to Apple and some special disc, but she did it!  It is like a brand new computer and so I have some new visuals to get used to, and I did not lose a single file that I have seen so far.
A  lot has happened and when not watching Midsomer Murders, Call the Midwife, Inspectors Morse, Lewis and Endeavor, I have pondered some of the goings on in the world.
Baltimore - except for Fells Point and the Inner Harbor area and the Walters Art Museum, it is a hell hole of their own making.  I haven't been there since 2006.
The ever growing field of presidential candidates - what is wrong with the media when they go on about how this candidate will get so and so votes.  Good lord, but we know this, I certainly hope voters don't look at only one aspect of a candidate and look at the bigger picture.  I have always refused to be put into a "category."
I missed the brouhaha waiting for the birth of Princess Charlotte (horrible name) and didn't find out until Monday.
I heard of the tragic murder suicide of a couple I knew.  On the day it was discovered, they came into my thoughts and I wondered how they were doing.  Now I know why they came into my thoughts.  I must remember to pray for people when this happens.
More for another day, I am sure......


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Harry Down Under

Harry Down Under


Couldn't resist posting this!
Thanks, MiniCapt!