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  • Birthday 12/09/1938

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  1. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: They will make your cash illegal   

    Banks and large corporations now,  you and me later.
  2. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: Is Washington coming to it's senses?   

    Is Washington coming to it's senses?  I pray it is, but I doubt it.
  3. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: They will make your cash illegal   

    True our money is pretty worthless.  The thing is though that if they outlaw the use of cash, then all your supposed money is in the banks computers and as a consequence you can not draw it out and take it home.  So it seems to me that if that is to be the case, you really only have the ability to spend and not to save.  The bank will charge you for keeping what you think is your supposed money and you cannot withdraw it.  No cash . . . . nothing to withdraw.  You might transfer it to another bank but that will really not change that you really can't get your own supposed money . . . . you can only spend it.  If the government wants to tax your supposed money they will merely take it out of your account.  No cash . . . . no money.
  4. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: They will make your cash illegal   

    The article doesn't say the mark is imminent.  It just says they are going to take our money.
  5. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: They will make your cash illegal   

    By hook or by crook, they are going to get our money.  The mark get ever closer.
  6. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: Watch Macedonia   

    Very complicated and long but interesting if you are interested in the machinations of world powers.
  7. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: Five Years Ago   

    An unemployed man is desperate to support his family. His wife watches TV all day and his three teenage kids have dropped out of high school to hang around with the local toughs. He applies for a janitor's job at a large firm and easily passes an aptitude test. 
          The human resources manager tells him, "You will be hired at minimum wage of $5.15 an hour. Let me have your e-mail address so that we can get you in the loop. Our system will automatically e-mail you all the forms and advise you when to start and where to report on your first day." 
          Taken back, the man protests that he is poor and has neither a computer nor an e-mail address. To this the manager replies, "You must understand that to a company like ours that means that you virtually do not exist. Without an e-mail address you can hardly expect to be employed by a high-tech firm. Good day." 
          Stunned, the man leaves. Not knowing where to turn and having $10 in his wallet, he walks past a farmers' market and sees a stand selling 25lb crates of beautiful red tomatoes. He buys a crate, carries it to a busy corner and displays the tomatoes. 
          In less than 2 hours he sells all the tomatoes and makes 100% profit. Repeating the process several times more that day, he ends up with almost $100 and arrives home that night with several bags of groceries for his family. 
          During the night he decides to repeat the tomato business the next day. By the end of the week he is getting up early every day and working into the night. He multiplies his profits quickly. Early in the second week he acquires a cart to transport several boxes of tomatoes at a time, but before a month is up he sells the cart to buy a broken-down pickup truck. 
          At the end of a year he owns three old trucks. His two sons have left their neighborhood gangs to help him with the tomato business, his wife is buying the tomatoes, and his daughter is taking night courses at the community college so she can keep books for him. 
          By the end of the second year he has a dozen very nice used trucks and employs fifteen previously unemployed people, all selling tomatoes. He continues to work hard. 
          Time passes and at the end of the fifth year he owns a fleet of nice trucks and a warehouse which his wife supervises, plus two tomato farms that the boys manage. The tomato company's payroll has put hundreds of homeless and jobless people to work. His daughter reports that the business grossed a million dollars. 
          Planning for the future, he decides to buy some life insurance. Consulting with an insurance adviser, he picks an insurance plan to fit his new circumstances. Then the adviser asks him for his e-mail address in order to send the final documents electronically. 
          When the man replies that he doesn't have time to mess with a computer and has no e-mail address, the insurance man is stunned, What, you don't have e-mail? No computer? No Internet? Just think where you would be today if you'd had all of that five years ago!" 
          "Ha!" snorts the man. "If I'd had e-mail five years ago I would be sweeping floors at Microsoft and making $5.15 an hour."
  8. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: Honoring the Troops?   

    If you need to be paid to honor the troops are you an honorable human being?  My wife volunteers to work at the V.A. hospital in Portland and she has done so for twenty years.  Now that is honoring the troops.  Our government and big business doesn't care about the troops any more than it cares for you and me . . . . and that ain't much!  They use em up and dump em.  Sorry this article just set me off.
  9. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: Truth is not always popular   

    I will start this post with a couple of quotes from History writers that lived in the Roman Empire:
    The first is from Sallust, a contemporary of Julius Caesar:
    “To those who had easily endured toils, dangers, and doubtful and difficult circumstances, ease and wealth, the objects of desire to others, became a burden and a trouble. At first the love of money, and then that of power, began to prevail, and these became, as it were, the sources of every evil. For avarice subverted honesty, integrity, and other honorable principles, and, in their stead, inculcated pride, inhumanity, contempt of religion, and general venality. Ambition prompted many to become deceitful; to keep one thing concealed in the breast, and another ready on the tongue; to estimate friendships and enmities, not by their worth, but according to interest; and to carry rather a specious countenance than an honest heart. These vices at first advanced but slowly, and were sometimes restrained by correction; but afterwards, when their infection had spread like a pestilence, the state was entirely changed, and the government, from being the most equitable and praiseworthy, became rapacious and insupportable.” 
    The second is from Tacitus, a contemporary of the emperor Vespasian:
    “It is no use trying to escape their arrogance by submission or good behavior. Robbers of the world, having by universal plunder exhausted the land, their drive is greed. If the enemy be rich, they are rapacious; if poor, they lust for domination. Neither rule of the East nor West can satisfy them. Alone among men, they crave with equal eagerness poverty and riches. To plunder, slaughter, seize with false pretenses, they give the lying name ‘empire.’ And where nothing remains but a desert, they call that ‘peace.’ ”
    Now a quote from the Prophet Jeremiah, who was considered a traitor by many in Israel: 
    Jer 5:23-31
    23 But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.
    24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the Lord our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
    25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.
    26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
    27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.
    28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.
    29 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
    30 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land;
    31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
    At the risk of being called anti-American and a hater of my homeland, I follow these quotes with the latest column by Paul Craig Roberts:
  10. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: Wrong place   

    I accidently put a post ("An Insult") in book and movie reviews.  I meant it to be in Current Events.  How to correct my error, I don't know.
  11. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: An Insult   

    I am afraid when the history of our times is written this move by Western leaders will be considered one of the biggest mistakes of the twenty first century.
  12. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: Shut-up or else!   

    Are Americans going to keep their freedom of speech or are we going to be silenced by the cowards in the media and government?
  13. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: Is it just me?   

    ​Maybe you should make a trip to the post office and get some new ones.  You should probably pick up some post holes too. 
  14. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: We must try anyway   

    "Before some audiences not even the possession of the exactest knowledge will make it easy for what we say to produce conviction. For argument based on knowledge implies instruction, and there are people whom one cannot instruct."
    Aristotle didn't know it but in this he was in agreement with King Solomon.
    From Proverbs One:
    20Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
    21She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
    22How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
    23Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
    24Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
    25But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
    26I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
    27When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
    28Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
    29For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
    30They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
    31Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
    32For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
    33But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
  15. ThePilgrim added a post in a topic: Progressive vs Conservative   

    Even those who have some wrong ideas can say something worth repeating sometimes.  Here is one such little snippet from G.K. Chesterton 
    "The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected."
    This is not the way it ought to be . . . . just the way it is . . . . in my humble opinion.