Aug 31, 2015

A Masterpiece On Why Hillary Will Fail ...

Unless God has in store another season of suffering for us; In which case, no power on earth can stop her. I pray it isn't so ... though we, as a nation, deserve her ... just as we deserved Obama.

Common Sense Commentary: There are definitely unseen powers at work beyond the veil of human understanding. Obama's election is an example of the triumph of evil ... but within the consent of God, who could have prevented it, but didn't, for His own supreme reasons. Allowing the devil to trounce Job was another such case. Hilary, who still leads the polls, is loved by no one except maybe Chelsea. But she is worshiped by millions of like minded Liberals who have given her a Billions dollars, but wouldn't trust her one inch ... if she were their neighbor. She has made every mistake in the political textbook, and probably broken every one of the ten commandments. But, like a bad tooth, she just sits there and aches while trying to chew her way into that big chair in the Oval Office. God help us. RB

"Confidence in an unfaithful man (or woman) in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint." Prov.25:19.

From Front Page Magazine

THE LAST DAYS OF HILLARY



Hillary Clinton’s worst punishment will be her failure.


INSIDE EVERY LIBERAL IS A TOTALITARIAN 
SCREAMING TO GET OUT

Hillary Clinton has spent a third of her adult life trying to become president. All for nothing.

The first time around, she wasted $200 million just to lose to Obama. $11 million of that money came from the notoriously "flat broke" couple. This time around she was determined to take no chances.

Together with her husband she built up a massive war chest using money from foreign governments and speaking fees from non-profits, funneled into her own dirty non-profit and a complex network of unofficial organizations staffed by Clinton loyalists, secured an unofficial endorsement from Obama and carefully avoided answering questions or taking positions on anything. There was no way she could lose.

Now she’s losing all over again.

Hillary has a ton of money, but can’t buy the nomination. She’s spending a quarter of a million a day on a campaign operation with no actual organized opposition to speak of. Even before Biden officially enters the race, she’s falling behind the joke candidacy of Bernie Sanders in key states.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has spent tens of millions of dollars without making an impact. She spent almost a million on polling only to see her poll numbers drop every week. She dropped $2 million on ads about her mother to try to make women like her. It didn’t work. Nothing is working anymore.

Obama gave Biden his blessing to run. White House spokesman Josh Earnest praised Joe Biden to reporters, saying that there is “no one in American politics today who has a better understanding of exactly what is required to mount a successful national presidential campaign.”

It wasn’t a subtle message.

Earnest suggested that Obama might endorse a Democratic primary candidate. Despite the deal that the Clintons made in which Bill would campaign for Obama in 2012 in exchange for a Hillary endorsement, it’s looking less and less likely like that he will back Hillary Clinton. Instead Biden appears to be his man.

Biden is already polling better than Hillary in a national election. With Obama’s backing, he can strip away Hillary’s minority vote while Bernie Sanders takes the leftist vote. Hillary Clinton is already doubling down on gender politics by accusing pro-life Republicans of being terrorists, but it won’t work.

It didn’t work last time. It won’t work this time. Once again, Hillary has lost.

The only lesson that Hillary Clinton drew from her last election was to double down on all the things she did wrong. Her organization was big last time so she made it even bigger. It got so big that the different Super PACs were fighting each other over fundraising for her campaign. She had lots of money last time, so she was determined to have even more money this time. But that money has been wasted paying an army of useless people who couldn’t even do something as basic as produce a good logo.

Hillary Clinton was paranoid, controlling and dishonest last time. She decided to be twice as paranoid and dishonest this time around and it destroyed her image and her campaign.

Even before the rope lines and the interview boycotts, the media hated her. Once she began to aggressively shut out the media, its personalities gleefully reported on every email server scandal detail that her enemies in the White House fed to the New York Times and other administration mouthpieces.

It wasn’t a vast right wing conspiracy or even a more real left wing conspiracy that destroyed Hillary Clinton. If she were a stronger candidate, Obama and the left would have fallen in line behind her.

Once again, Hillary Clinton destroyed her own candidacy. The latest Quinnipiac poll shows that the top three words people associate with her are “liar,” “dishonest” and “untrustworthy.” If she hadn’t planned a cover-up before there was even anything to cover up and then responded to its disclosure with a series of terrible press conferences climaxing in asking reporters if they meant that she had wiped her email server with a cloth, her old reputation might have stayed buried long enough to win an election.

Now Hillary is right back where she was last time around. She has lots of money, but no one likes her. She’s trying to build a cult of personality, but none of the myriads of people who work for her will tell her the truth about her personality. She inspires no one and there’s no actual reason to vote for her.

With her popularity rapidly vanishing, Hillary is moving to her F├╝hrerbunker. Her aides plan to absorb defeats in early states and concentrate all the money and organization on crushing the opposition on Super Tuesday. They’re conceding that Hillary isn’t going to out-campaign her rivals individually, but are betting that her war machine is big enough to destroy them in eleven states at the same time.

Hillary still hasn’t learned that she can’t just buy an election. And she may not have the money to buy it. Donors lost a lot of money funding her failed campaign last time. They came on board again because they were convinced that she had a smooth ride to the nomination. Once Biden enters the race, donors will wait rather than pour more money into the struggling campaign of an unpopular candidate.

And many of the Obama donors who haven’t committed to Hillary will open their wallets for Biden.

ClintonWorld is an expensive theme park to run. All those staffers the Clintons have picked up have to be paid. And the Clintons can’t stop paying them because they have no true loyalists, only mercenaries. If their checks don’t clear, they’ll be working for Biden or O’Malley before you can say "Whitewater."

It will take that machine some time to slow to a halt. Hillary Clinton burned through $200 million fighting Obama. Elections have only gotten more expensive since then. But her donors will learn the hard way that money alone can’t make an unlikable politician with no charisma or compelling message, president.

Hillary Clinton doesn’t have a message, she has ambition. Her obsession with becoming president has overshadowed any reason that anyone might have to vote for her. She offers no hope and less change. Her candidacy is historic… but only for her. There is no promise she can make that anyone will believe.

After having spent much of her life trying to become president, she will leave once again a failure.

Some are hoping that Hillary will go to jail. But the anger, frustration and bitterness that will gnaw on her after wasting decades and a small fortune on two failed efforts to win the White House in which she had every advantage only to lose before even leaving the starting gate will be worse than any prison.

In January 2017, Hillary Clinton will be sitting in front of a television set watching someone else take the oath of office. Nothing the penal system has to offer would be a harsher punishment than that moment.

Aug 29, 2015

No wonder the nuclear deal was so favorable to Iran

Common Sense Commentary: This administration is as full of spies, traitors and treason as a Swiss tavern during WWII on the border with Germany. RB

This from a friend...

Maybe you don’t know that in 2009 the daughter of Secretary of State John Kerry, Dr. Vanessa Bradford Kerry, married an Iranian physician named Dr. Brian Vale Nahed.

Well, I am sure no mainstream media reported this. Guess who was the best man at the wedding? Mohammad Javad Zarif. Let me explain who’s Mr. Zarif.

Zarif is the current minister of foreign affairs. He was Kerry’s chief counterpart in the nuclear deal negotiations. I am not kidding! This is CRAZY!

As   Front Page Magazine  pointed out several months ago, the nuclear talks with Iran were a tragic farce, choreographed and orchestrated by Iran.

And unfortunately, we’re going to have to live with the consequences. At least, I hope we live.

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Aug 27, 2015

Not People, But Darwin's Theory Is Doing All The Evolving

Common Sense Commentary: For many years evolutionists have claimed that the human race evolved, over millions of years, from lower forms of life, to what we are today. They also claimed several different levels of developing human and subhuman forms of which only one has survived the evolutionary process.

To enhance the appearance of  their superior intelligence, they have incorporated extensive, complicated words and phrases but avoided the clear absence of even one missing link between animals, subhumans and humans. It's called straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel. The similarities in all the species of creation, with sight, hearing, digestive systems, birth etc. prove a common architec not a kinship of evolving species.

The new science of DNA has thrown the evolutionary community into a confused, arguing bunch of evolving intellects who are now trying to digest new revelations about human origins while retrofitting it into their worn old theory. They remind me of the mechanic trying to explain to the car owner why he had to replace the entire engine when he had previously told him it was only in need of a new spark plug. 

Even the new, DNA version, of the evolutionary fairy tale, is totally out of focus except for the one new revision that all of our DNA came from one original couple ... a woman and a man. They even  name the woman EVE and identify where this couple lived, by tracking ethnic DNA movement, to somewhere in the middle east or eastern Africa. Ironically, without a taint of blush, they also deduct millions of years off of  their evolutionary tale and date this original conception at only somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago. That is a whale of an admission but a minnow of apology. If Darwin and his theory worshipers are forced to make an adjustment of millions of years, what else are they wrong about?  The whole rotten apple with evolving worm in residence. RB

Mitochondrial Eve

From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

In human geneticsMitochondrial Eve is the matrilineal most recent common ancestor (MRCA), in a direct, unbroken, maternal line, of all currently living humans, who is estimated to have lived approximately 100,000–200,000 years ago. This is the most recent woman from whom all living humans today descend, in an unbroken line, on their mother’s side, and through the mothers of those mothers, and so on, back until all lines converge on one person. Because all mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) generally (but see paternal mtDNA transmission) is passed from mother to offspring without recombination, all mtDNA in every living person is directly descended from hers by definition, differing only by the mutations that over generations have occurred in the germ cell mtDNA since the conception of the original "Mitochondrial Eve".

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Those are high sounding, intellectual words describing, within touching distance, of how we got here, without calling it "Creation" and willfully avoiding even a glimpse in that direction.
The only thing evolving is the theory itself.

Stand by for additional revelations, hopes and changes in the evolving theory of evolution. RB

Aug 26, 2015

There Are Two Kinds Of Dogs ... Liberals And Conservites

Common Sense Commentary:

Fourteen years ago Mrs. Blair and I adopted a black miniature poodle from a poodle orphan's home. He had been anxiously hoping to be chosen for a year, as the underdog in that home for puppies with no parents. His protector, a little girl who called him "Lovie" favored him and was sad to see him go, but her single mother needed the money and had a house full of poodles for sale. From the first day, Lovie followed my wife, Bettie, with his nose touching her heels so she called him "Shadow" which is now his name. It never crosses Shadow's mind that he is a dog ... until another dog comes around and reminds him, which makes him angry, and he cusses them out until they leave. Shadow only has  eight words. When he wants something, he snorts when he can't get our attention by just starring us down. Starring is his second word. He barks when anyone comes on the property, his third word. He says "NO" by dropping his ears; that's four. And he says, "I said NO doggonit" by backing up. That's the other four. Shadow has been worth his price plus vet's bills. He makes us laugh every single day at least two or three times. Yes, he is spoiled but very obedient.
In dog years he is older than us and can't last much longer. We will miss him tearly when he is gone. RB

Below is a dog story by a guy not as lucky in dog terms as we are. Shadow is a flag waving Conservative who pays his way, as a comedian, eats very little and works hard, taking four steps to each of Betties, helping her keep her garden, wash, clean and then guards her while she knits or computes. RB

I said "two kinds of dogs". Here is the Liberal....

Tiger The Watchdog Who Looks 
Out For Himself Alone Is, Like 
Some people, A Mooch Pouch

We were at the county dog shelter looking for a guard dog and snake and rat killer. The social worker there introduced us to Tiger and said he could do the job. Tiger growled and showed us his teeth to prove the point and then smiled and licked his lips. He didn't look intimidating enough for me, but my wife thought he was just weak from hunger and could probably tell that we weren't burglars and would show his mean streak when he smelled a rat. I was skeptical and wouldn't have chosen Tiger, but he had already chosen us and my wife's soft spot for man's best friend was working against me. So, Tiger beat us to the car wagging his tail and insisted on sitting up front in the passenger's seat. The Mrs. didn't mind sitting in back, and we three went to our home. We intended for Tiger to guard the house from the outside and sleep in his doghouse where he could keep an eye on the property and kill rats and snakes, but Tiger thought we would be safer if he guarded from inside where we were and we wouldn't have to open the door to carry his meals out there in
harms way. He chose my chair as the most strategic location to watch both outside doors, the kitchen, and the TV. So the Mrs. said she and I could sit together on the couch, hold hands and snuggle for a change. Tiger cast the deciding vote and went to work watchdoging .... as you can see below.


I Just this minute Realized Something:

My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day.
He has his food prepared for him.
His meals are provided at no cost to him.

He watchdogs wide screen HD TV while waiting on his dinner.
He visits the Dr. once a year for his checkup and again during the year, if any medical needs arise.
For this he pays nothing, and nothing is required of him.
He lives in a nice neighborhood in a house that is much larger than he needs, but he is not required to do any upkeep.
If he makes a mess, someone else cleans it up.
He has his choice of luxurious places to sleep.
He receives these accommodations absolutely free.
He is living like a king and has absolutely no expenses whatsoever.
All of his costs are picked up by others who earn a living.
I was just thinking about all this, and suddenly it hit me like a ton of bricks ~Tiger is a mooch pooch ... and worse,

OUR darn dog is a darn DEMOCRAT!!!



Aug 25, 2015

Detroit, Face The Inconvenient Truth About Your Fall

The system of government you voted for and loved because it gave you everything you demanded ... destroyed your city. So now you blame the people you voted into your city's government, or you blame the car companies your unions crippled or the Nation for not bailing you out of the mess you and your unions created. If you don't admit the truth and learn from your mistakes, you will have chosen to suffer a double tragedy... The terrible loss of your thriving city and loss of an important lesson. Suffering without learning anything.

Free stuff is a farce. Nothing is free; someone paid for it; if not you, the taxpayers your government took it away from. Free stuff from the government may appear to work for a time; you may even think it is a blessing from God, but it is a curse. Socialism's free stuff steals people's honor, dignity, self reliance, pride and will to work for it. Free stuff is not worth the price those who receive it always pay. It is a law of God established to motivate us to work and keep us honest, that we all reap what we sow. However long it takes.

The city of Detroit is a harbinger, a first example of what states like California, and the U.S. itself, have created for themselves and will also come to ruin ... and then those who created the problem will blame those who fought it and warned the country about it all along the way. The irony is ... unredeemed human nature has always inclined to blame someone else for their own miserable failures. Adam did it, Eve did it and even the devil did it ... but who did their Creator blame?  All three of them, and they all suffered for their failures and sins. So shall we.


Aug 24, 2015

One Of The Most Astute Commentators On Global Crisis Said

Common Sense Commentary: Egon von Greyerz is an Internationally recognized expert on world economic and financial issues. RB

This was published a week before the stock market crash. RB

The Great Financial Catastrophe

by Egon von Greyerz In GoldSwitzerland
Most people are blissfully ignorant of the fact that 2007-8 was just a mild rehearsal of what we soon are going to experience. The additional $60 trillion in credit and printed money since then and the lowering of interest rates to zero have given the world the impression that all is now well again.
Let me be very clear, nothing is well. As a matter of fact in the 8 years since the start of the Great Financial Crisis the bubble economy has now properly spread to the world’s second largest economy – China.  China has had exponential growth in debt from $2 trillion to $28T this century. A major part of this debt has financed white elephant projects and ghost cities. It would be surprising if the total Chinese bad debts were below $10 trillion before all of this is finished.
The bubble contagion has also totally infected most emerging markets. With massive growth in debts, a stronger dollar and collapsing commodity prices, almost every emerging economy is now starring into the abyss. As Michael Snyder of the Economic Collapse Blog recently pointed out, 23 stock markets around the world are now crashing. Of the 23, there are 22 emerging economies and the 23rd is Greece which definitively is not emerging but sinking into the Mediterranean. But don’t believe that this epidemic will just affect EMs. No, the contagion is already spreading to the West and this autumn we will see stock market falls that will shock the world, spreading massive fear throughout the world economy. I expect this autumn to be the beginning of the end of the 100 year old failed experiment of manipulation and repression of the financial system by bankers and central banks.
So the Great Financial Crisis of 2007-9 will now transcend into the Great Financial Catastrophe. This could very well involve a total reset or more likely a collapse of the world economy, financial system and world political system. And it won’t be orderly. It is likely to take a very long time and will involve bankruptcies of  major parts of the financial system as well as many major nations. It will also lead to social unrest, escalation of wars, major poverty and famine with the world population going down significantly.
I realise that this forecast sounds very alarmist and like an impossible doomsday scenario. I sincerely hope I will be totally wrong. But sadly the risk that I will be right or at least partly right is major after 100 years of excesses in the world built on no solid foundation but an ocean of debt and printed money. Nobel Prize winners in economics, central bankers and ordinary people will learn the hard way that worthless pieces of paper that they call money cannot create real lasting wealth.
For the privileged few that have wealth to protect, gold and silver outside the banking system is a must. At the end of this reset, we will hopefully see a world based on rewarding real work and investment, with real ethical and moral values and a sound monetary system. But the road there will be very long and arduous.
Please see also my latest King world News interview
Egon von Greyerz
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Aug 21, 2015

More Info On New Texas Gold/Silver Depository

Common Sense Commentary: Its about time U.S. "State" officials took back their U.S. and State Constitutional powers to do everything their individual states choose to do for their states except only what is specifically designated to the Federal Government. Federal powers are severely limited in the U.S. Constitution and "all other powers" are retained by the states. But the Federal Government has usurped nearly all of the States' rights over the years. State Governments are much closer to the voting public and far more responsive to their interests. Its way past time to put the Obamas, Schumers, Pelosis and Harry Reids in their Constitutional place .... out of States' Rights issues. It is the Constitutional Rights of every citizen, and of each of the fifty States' rights, that have motivated Democrats to want to dump the U.S. Constitution. RB

Texas wants its gold back.

With Eye on Fiscal Armageddon, 

Texas Set to 'Repatriate' Its Gold 

To New Texas Fort Knox

From TPM  Cafe:Opinion
By BRIAN MURPHY

On Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation that will create a state-run gold depository in the Lone Star State – one that will attempt to rival those operated by the U.S. government inside Fort Knox and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s vault in lower Manhattan. “The Texas Bullion Depository,” Abbott said in a statement, “will become the first state-level facility of its kind in the nation, increasing the security and stability of our gold reserves and keeping taxpayer funds from leaving Texas to pay for fees to store gold in facilities outside our state.” Soon, Abbott’s office said, the state “will repatriate $1 billion of gold bullion from the Federal Reserve in New York to Texas.” In other words, when it comes preparing for the currency collapse and financial armageddon, Abbott's office really seems to think Texas is a whole 'nother country'.


And the new depository will not just be a well-guarded warehouse for that bullion. The law Abbott signed calls for the creation of an electronic payments system that will allow gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and rhodium depositors to write checks against their accounts, making the depository into a bank – one that will create a metal-backed money supply intended to challenge the paper currency issued by the Federal Reserve - or "Yankee dollars" as one of the law's top supporters calls them. And in case the Fed or Obama wants to confiscate Texas's gold, nice try Fed and Obama! In keeping with this suspicion of the Fed and Washington, the new law also explicitly declares that no “governmental or quasi-governmental authority other than an authority of [Texas]” will be allowed to confiscate or freeze an account inside the depository. Gold that’s entrusted to Texas will stay in Texas. 

The depository law is the brainchild of a second-term state representative in the Texas legislature named Giovanni Capriglione, a 42-year-old Republican from Southlake, just northwest of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. A private equity manager with an MBA, Capriglione was elected in 2012 after beating an seven-term incumbent with the backing of Tea Party activists. He told the Star-Telegram that when he first announced his interest in establishing a depository in Texas in 2013, he “got so many emails and phone calls from people literally all over the world who said they want to store their gold … in a Texas depository. People have this image of Texas as big and powerful … so for a lot of people, this is exactly where they would want to go with their gold.” On his official Facebook page, Capriglione said he has “ just been overwhelmed with all of the contacts and write-ups and interviews” he’s gotten.

Fed critics herald Capriglione’s bill as a long-awaited and much-needed assault on the government’s printing press. Ryan McMaken at the libertarian Mises Institute (named after Austrian economist Ludwig Von Mises) wrote that “while the Texas depository is a government-owned enterprise, it nevertheless is an improvement since it is a case of decentralization (and arguably nullification)” that will present “alternatives to the Federally-controlled monetary and banking systems.” In what Capriglione – the depository bill’s sponsor – called “an easy to read summary of the specifics” of the law, a Tea Party site described the depository as a “game changer.” The author of the piece, a metals dealer named Franklin Sanders, wrote that “since at least 1991 I have firmly believed that whenever an electronic payments system could be established using silver & gold, it could supplant fiat currencies worldwide within two years at most, less time given a crisis. Now Texas steps forward to make it stick. And if Texas has the nerve to carry though, it will make Texas a center of world finance to rival New York and London better than Switzerland, because it contains 27,695,284 Texans and all but two of ‘em are armed & serious.” (Sanders favors the term “Yankee dollars” to describe paper currency.)

Other gold enthusiasts go further in blowing the secessionist dog whistle. “If the Fed gets too carried away with its digital money printing, then Texas will already have some kind of system to work off of in terms of not using the dollar. I’m not saying it will come to this, but it is symbolic in retaining some liberty, similar to gun ownership in this country. It is not something that will likely be used against a tyrannical government because the symbolism itself keeps tyranny in check,” writes Geoffrey Pike at Wealth Daily. The Tenth Amendment Center, meanwhile, predicted that “while [the bullion depository] won’t nullify the Fed’s monetary monopoly on its own, it represents an important step forward in that direction.”

The depository, then, will insulate Texans from a just-around-the-corner economic and geopolitical catastrophe brought on by paper money and cauterize the seemingly-still-fresh trauma of Franklin Roosevelt’s 1933 executive order making gold coin hoarding illegal during the Great Depression.

But to the trained ear, there’s an even more aggressively anti-Fed term being invoked in praise of the Texas depository: “repatriation.” Ordinarily it’s a word used to describe the movement of assets or currency from one nation to another. Yet on the website of SchiffGold, the gold brokerage owned by onetime U.S. Senate candidate Peter Schiff - whose claim to fame is to have predicted the 2007 housing crash (it happened!) followed by a death spiral of hyperinflation (still waiting!) - Texas is described “join[ing] the ranks of major global economies that want to bring their gold home from New York.” “Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and other European nations have already begun to repatriate gold from the New York Fed or have proposed to begin doing so,” said a post on the firm’s website that ran on the same day as another predicting the coming of a “cashless society.” 

According to this narrative, then, Texas isn’t just setting up its own depository, payments system, and a safe haven for gold that can’t be confiscated by the federal government. Instead, it is signaling a loss of confidence in the United States by pulling its gold out of the largest gold vault in the world eighty feet below the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Florentine-inspired headquarters in lower Manhattan. There, a special police force guards some 530,000 gold bars protected behind a 140-ton airtight steel and concrete framed door sealed with a 90-ton steel cylinder and time locks. Nobody enters the vault alone, ever; three people are present, even if it’s just to change a light bulb. Most of the gold in the vault belongs to other nations; the Fed stores and guards it as a courtesy to allies. Thus, the idea that Texas is somehow taking on an unwise risk by lodging $1 billion in bullion in the vault – so much so that it regards the New York bank as a foreign entity from whom gold ought to be justly “repatriated” – is to reject the practical and geopolitical realities of gold ownership in the 21st century. Even in fiction it is hard to recall a more secure site that has at its disposal more robust resources to guard and defend itself.

This is why, if you were suspicious about Gov. Abbott’s claim that “the [depository] law will repatriate $1 billion of gold bullion from the Federal Reserve in New York to Texas,” you were on to something.

Indeed, Texas has no gold bars in the Federal Reserve’s New York vault. And what the state has is not worth a billion dollars. Instead some 4,200 gold bars bought in 2011 by the University of Texas’s endowment fund (the second largest in the country after Harvard’s) are stored in the basement vault of HSBC’s headquarters at 450 5th Avenue in New York City, just south of the New York Public Library. For the last four years, the endowment has paid an estimated $1 million per year to store their gold there. (If it had been at the New York Fed the cost would have totaled about $15,400 over that period). And the new depository law does not require the university’s endowment fund to relocate the gold to Texas.

In case you’re wondering why the university’s endowment fund ever bought real physical gold to begin with (not just paper assets), that's a story almost as odd as the state's new effort to bring its gold back to Texas to ward off financial Armageddon in the country's other 49 states. That story seems to begin and end with a hedge fund manager named Kyle Bass. Bass, a former Legg Mason and Bear Stearns managing director and outspoken Fed critic, was named to the endowment fund’s board of directors (listed – and pictured – here… ahem) and immediately began pressing his apparently suggestive colleagues to shift their gold options investments into a stake of physical gold.

Bass isn’t just a casual metals speculator. When he believed nickel was undervalued he bought 20 million nickel coins to prove his point (they’re stored on a pallet in a Brinks vault). A brave new world mix of country club and prepper compound, in a Michael Lewis profile, Bass revealed that he’d prepared for a collapse of the government and economy by accumulating – in his words – “guns and gold.”






Aug 20, 2015

So What Do I Think About Donald Trump? I Don't Even Know

Common Sense Commentary: People ask, "What do you think about Trump?" I don't know what to think about him. I do believe the storm he is riding in the Republican Party was there all along ... just untapped, as yet, by the other candidates. They are tip-toeing: Trump is marching. Trump did not brew up the storm but saw it and got on board. Those 24 % of Republicans supporting him right now were there before he picked up their cause. Cruz came nearest to saying what they wanted to hear previously. He said it in diamonds, Rubio said a little of it in hearts  and Rand Paul said one swing of it in clubs ... But Trump said it in spades. He took the loose cannon approach and made nearly all of the other candidates mad and half of the GOP voters because he was stomping on the toes of their favorites. But the fact is that a majority of voters, in both parties (and that is what counts in the general election not the primaries) pretty much agree with him on immigration. Yes, Trump has baggage, but he left it in his limousine and boarded the train with a camouflaged backpack, olive green sea bag and an M1 rifle. He needs to cover up that hair with a helmet to pass as a real political Marine. If the 24% holds or increases, the Republicans will be forced to embrace him for either President or VP lest he split the party and run on a third ticket. If that happens, he would lose a few of the 24% and gain some Democrats. Would I vote for him? If he is the nominee, chooses the right VP and takes a stand for right to life ... yes... I do not know a single Democrat I would vote for, but maybe an Independent. RB


This Trump News Just Shook The 
Political Establishment To The Core!

By Wayne Dupree in the Political Insider

There are some establishment watchers who wish the GOP front-runner — Donald Trump — would just go away and stop “dividing” the Republican party, even though it was divided before he joined the presidential race. During his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh had this to say about Donald Trump:

“Trump hasn’t faded. He’s not shown any signs up of fading yet. He goes on Meet the Press yesterday and, have to tell you, the establishment is shocked, angry, saddened. He came off as presidential. He had a serious immigration plan. And the key to Trump’s immigration plan is that it almost dovetails exactly with public opinion on immigration. You know, it’s kind of stunning. We got 16 Republican candidates now, and there’s only one of them — only one — with a unique view or different view on immigration. It’s Trump.” A new CNN/ORC poll gives the New York businessman 24% support among GOP registered voters, followed by Jeb Bush at 13%.

Other Republican candidates are in the single digits, including Ben Carson (9%); Marco Rubio and Scott Walker (8%); Rand Paul (6%); Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, and John Kasich (5%), and Mike Huckabee (4%).

The CNN survey comes after polls in Iowa and New Hampshire show Trump leading in those two states in the wake of the Aug. 6  debate and the businessman’s highly publicized dispute with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.

From CNN:

“The poll suggests those behind Trump love him: He holds a 98% favorability rating among his supporters. But those Republican voters who aren’t supporting Trump are skeptical that he would help the party. Most Republicans (58%) say the party would have a better chance to win in 2016 with someone else at the top of the ticket, including 72% of those who don’t currently back the businessman.”




Aug 19, 2015

Human Brain Grown In Lab At Ohio State ?

Common Sense Commentary: If these scientists at Ohio State University have actually done as they say, it is just another possible AI (Artificial Intelligence)
advancement toward the creation of the "Image of the Beast" of The Revelation.
"...Now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do." Genesis 11:6.

From The Guardian

Almost fully-formed human brain grown in lab, researchers claim

An almost fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab for the first time, claim scientists from Ohio State University. The team behind the feat hope the brain could transform our understanding of neurological disease.

Though not conscious the miniature brain, which resembles that of a five-week-old foetus, could potentially be useful for scientists who want to study the progression of developmental diseases. It could also be used to test drugs for conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, since the regions they affect are in place during an early stage of brain development.
The brain, which is about the size of a pencil eraser, is engineered from adult human skin cells and is the most complete human brain model yet developed, claimed Rene Anand of Ohio State University, Columbus, who presented the work today at the Military Health System Research  Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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My comment..... As bizarre as this sounds, I have to agree with the conclusion John Wolford wrote in the "Comments" section following the article in the "Guardian". He said, "A brain the size of a pencil eraser? That's nothing new, those are Obama voters."
If you count yourself as my friend but voted for Obama's second term, or plan to vote for Hillary Clinton .... please wright me off your friends list. I have no friends with brains the size of a pencil eraser. I can love your eternal soul ... but not a pencil eraser brain. RB

Aug 17, 2015

And The Scrabble Olympic Gold Medal Goes To ....

Common Sense Commentary: I send you this post for your entertainment especially the bottom line. It came to me from  My friend Bob Storey.  I often have to totally rearrange material to print it on this blog. Pictures seldom stay put and fancy type just doesn't work so I have to change it to a type the blog can digest. I also get material that I have already used in the past so I pass it by. Articles and information which are too suggestive or use bad language or which do not pass the truth test on google, does not make the cut. I appreciate all of you who follow this blog and those who pass it on to your friends. Thanks also to those of you who come across information which the Liberal News Media never prints and most Americans will never see unless we bloggers get hold of it. I now have two blogs, Common Sense Commentary, located at <rayburnblair.blogspot.com> for all kinds of material and information. My new blog, Salvation Nation, located at <salvationnationkingdom.blogspot.com> is strictly for spiritual, Biblical material only. It is the voice of one pulpit within Christ's Church, the Kingdom Of God ... SalvationNation. RB


Someone out there is "deadly" at Scrabble.


ASTRONOMER :
When you rearrange the letters:
MOON STARER


DESPERATION :
When you rearrange the letters:
A ROPE ENDS IT


THE EYES :
When you rearrange the letters:
THEY SEE


GEORGE BUSH:
When you rearrange the letters:
HE BUGS GORE

THE MORSE CODE :
When you rearrange the letters:
HERE COME DOTS


DORMITORY :
When you rearrange the letters:
DIRTY ROOM


SLOT MACHINES:
When you rearrange the letters:
CASH LOST IN ME


ELECTION RESULTS :
When you rearrange the letters:
LIES: LET'S RECOUNT


SNOOZE ALARMS :
When you rearrange the letters:
ALAS!  NO MORE Z'S


A DECIMAL POINT :
When you rearrange the letters:
I'M A DOT IN PLACE


THE EARTHQUAKES :
When you rearrange the letters:
THAT QUEER SHAKE


ELEVEN PLUS TWO :
When you rearrange the letters:
TWELVE PLUS ONE


AND FINALLY.... FOR THE GRAND FINALE :


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
When you rearrange the letters:
An Arab Backed Imposter

The code breaking author of this is in hiding






Aug 15, 2015

The Republic Of Texas Establishes A Gold Depository ... IN TEXAS

Common Sense Commentary: As all my readers know, I am a dyed in the wool Marine, a thankful Christian and Bible Preacher, and a proud West Texan. I am proud of Texas for a lot of reasons. One of those is because the majority of Texans elected our new governor, Greg Abbot, who is a solid rock Conservative and a real Texan.  Though in a wheel chair, he hit the ground running...or rolling immediately after being elected. He is leading the way, for all the other state governors, out of the grip of Liberal insanity back into the glorious light of liberty. Here is the latest in a series of Freedom Loving bills he has signed into Texas law which are driving the Left Wing Schemers in Washington crazy. RB    
This from Right Wing News

Is This Shocking Move By Texas 
Sign Leaders Thinks We’re Headed...

Jun, 2015by 

Liberals are doing an awful lot of hand-wringing over a move by Texas that could potentially protect the finances of Texans if Obama’s efforts to destroy the American economy continue. A new bill was just signed into state law that will create a gold depository in the state of Texas, untouchable by the federal government.

On Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation that will create a state-run gold depository in the Lone Star State – one that will attempt to rival those operated by the U.S. government inside Fort Knox and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s vault in lower Manhattan. “The Texas Bullion Depository,” Abbott said in a statement, “will become the first state-level facility of its kind in the nation, increasing the security and stability of our gold reserves and keeping taxpayer funds from leaving Texas to pay for fees to store gold in facilities outside our state.” Soon, Abbott’s office said, the state “will repatriate $1 billion of gold bullion from the Federal Reserve in New York to Texas.” In other words, when it comes preparing for the currency collapse and financial Armageddon, Abbott’s office really seems to think Texas is a whole ‘nother country.

Texas gold And the new depository will not just be a well-guarded warehouse for that bullion. The law Abbott signed calls for the creation of an electronic payments system that will allow gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and rhodium depositors to write checks against their accounts, making the depository into a bank – one that will create a metal-backed money supply intended to challenge the paper currency issued by the Federal Reserve – or “Yankee dollars” as one of the law’s top supporters calls them. And in case the Fed or Obama wants to confiscate Texas’s gold, nice try Fed and Obama! In keeping with this suspicion of the Fed and Washington, the new law also explicitly declares that no “governmental or quasi-governmental authority other than an authority of [Texas]” will be allowed to confiscate or freeze an account inside the depository. Gold that’s entrusted to Texas will stay in Texas.

The depository law is the brainchild of a second-term state representative in the Texas legislature named Giovanni Capriglione, a 42-year-old Republican from Southlake, just northwest of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. A private equity manager with an MBA, Capriglione was elected in 2012 after beating a seven-term incumbent with the backing of Tea Party activists. He told the Star-Telegram that when he first announced his interest in establishing a depository in Texas in 2013, he “got so many emails and phone calls from people literally all over the world who said they want to store their gold … in a Texas depository. People have this image of Texas as big and powerful … so for a lot of people, this is exactly where they would want to go with their gold.” On his official Facebook page, Capriglione said he has “ just been overwhelmed with all of the contacts and write-ups and interviews” he’s gotten.

Fed critics herald Capriglione’s bill as a long-awaited and much-needed assault on the government’s printing press. Ryan McMaken at the libertarian Mises Institute (named after Austrian economist Ludwig Von Mises) wrote that “while the Texas depository is a government-owned enterprise, it nevertheless is an improvement since it is a case of decentralization (and arguably nullification)” that will present “alternatives to the Federally-controlled monetary and banking systems.” In what Capriglione – the depository bill’s sponsor – called “an easy to read summary of the specifics” of the law, a Tea Party site described the depository as a “game changer.” The author of the piece, a metals dealer named Franklin Sanders, wrote that “since at least 1991 I have firmly believed that whenever an electronic payments system could be established using silver & gold, it could supplant fiat currencies worldwide within two years at most, less time given a crisis. Now Texas steps forward to make it stick. And if Texas has the nerve to carry though, it will make Texas a center of world finance to rival New York and London better than Switzerland, because it contains 27,695,284 Texans and all but two of ‘em are armed & serious.” (Sanders favors the term “Yankee dollars” to describe paper currency.)

Other gold enthusiasts go further in blowing the secessionist dog whistle. “If the Fed gets too carried away with its digital money printing, then Texas will already have some kind of system to work off of in terms of not using the dollar. I’m not saying it will come to this, but it is symbolic in retaining some liberty, similar to gun ownership in this country. It is not something that will likely be used against a tyrannical government because the symbolism itself keeps tyranny in check,” writes Geoffrey Pike at Wealth Daily. The Tenth Amendment Center, meanwhile, predicted that “while [the bullion depository] won’t nullify the Fed’s monetary monopoly on its own, it represents an important step forward in that direction.”

The depository, then, will insulate Texans from a just-around-the-corner economic and geopolitical catastrophe brought on by paper money and cauterize the seemingly-still-fresh trauma of Franklin Roosevelt’s 1933 executive order making gold coin hoarding illegal during the Great Depression.

… In a telephone interview with TPM, Capriglione said during the “interim period” between legislative sessions before his second term began, he set about re-designing the depository bill to outsource many of those more expensive functions to the private sector. Although the depository is performing the same functions in the new law as it had in the older version of Capriglione’s bill, shifting the execution to private contractors yielded a so-called “fiscal note” in the legislature that calculated an “indeterminate fiscal impact to the state.” Because it’s outsourced rather than run by state employees, it is no longer counted as a concrete expense in the state budget.

Moreover, by privatizing the depository’s operations, Capriglione said he was able to begin recruiting “stakeholders” who “are interested in being a part of the system we’re creating.” Rather than build a Fort Knox-type facility in Texas, Capriglione said “there are commercial vaults not being used or not at full capacity, and I’ve heard from groups willing to start their own depository and IT security companies with underground storage facilities for data centers who can make space available” for gold and other precious metals.

Most importantly, Capriglione found that by offering gold brokers and dealers the chance to become “depository agents” who can accept deposits on the state’s behalf or set up accounts with their own precious metal holdings that can then be sold off and subdivided to would-be depositors, he found a broad network of supporters for the state depository. “These agents will be licensed and bonded,” he said, “they’re middlemen who can, say, deposit $1 million of their own gold into an account and, acting as depository agents, make other accounts by virtually moving the gold.” In other words, by privatizing his would-be Texas Fort Knox and opening the system up to middlemen themselves looking to service the prepper-fueled market in physical gold, Capriglione gained a new legion of well-heeled supporters for his bill. With a new found squadron of beneficiaries at hand, Capriglione saw his bill approved by both houses of the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Abbott.

The idea of not depending on the federal government is shocking for liberals, so of course they will mock this plan endlessly — to them, more big government is the solution to every problem. But if we see another 1930s-style economic depression in this country, you can bet they’ll be clamoring to get their hands on some of that gold, and by force if necessary.

Aug 13, 2015

Can A Committed Muslim Be A Truly Loyal American Also ?

Common Sense Commentary: Divided loyalties, because of religion, have separated millions of people from God, to embrace false, diabolical religions, since Satan beguiled Eve and Adam about the word of God. That conflict has created religious fanatics and religious wars through centuries of division and hatred right up to present day Muslims, who are all over the world. True Christianity gives the individual the right and responsibility to decide for himself and answer only to God if he decides to worship a false god, follow a false prophet or believes in a false bible. RB

 
The question of our times......... 
concerning Muslim loyalty, is...

Can a committed Muslim be a loyal American or Canadian too?

That question was asked of a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years. The following is his reply:

Theologically - no. Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon god of Arabia. Being Christian makes for more loyal citizenship.


Religiously - no. Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah except Islam. (Quran,2:256)(Koran). Being Christian allows each person to worship as they will.

Scripturally - no. Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.

Geographically - no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.

Socially - no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews except
to pretend it for advantage.

Politically - no. Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America, the great Satan.

Domestically - no. Because he is instructed to marry four Women and beat and scourge his wives when 
they disobey him. (Quran 4:34 ) 

Intellectually - no. Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.

Philosophically - no. Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or  autocratic.   

Spiritually - no. Because when we declare 'one nation under God,' The Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in the Quran's 99 excellent names.   

Maybe this is why our U.S. Muslims are so quiet and not speaking out against terrorist atrocities, "honor killings" etc.  

Therefore, after much study and deliberation... Perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS in this country. They obviously cannot be both 'good' Muslims and 'good' Americans. Call it what you wish it's still the truth. .

This religious war is bigger than we know or understand! It is slowly destroying our country.

The Muslims have said they will destroy us from within. They are doing it from this President and Liberal Politicians to news media. 
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I have a somewhat different take on 
the subject. There are one billion two 
hundred million Muslims. I think that approximately one in every 1000 
Muslims, meaning 1,200,000 Muslims, 
could conceivably be loyal Americans... 
....all of them women. RB

Aug 12, 2015

Pertinent Comment, On My Blog Post, From An Old Friend

Common Sense Commentary: My Friend Joe Hewitt is as old as Me and twice as smart. When I met him, he was in the printing business, a former newspaper reporter and Editor. I was his pastor for several years in my first of two pastorates. He surrendered to the ministry and has since pastored, authored several books, and become quite well known for his several ministries. He was raised a Jehovah's Witness, the subject of one of his books, and has a strong ministry, refuting that sect with the Biblical truth of Christ. RB

Rayburn;

I tried to comment on your blog, but found no place. I wanted to say that many wives would say their husbands are wrong 100 per cent of the time, but that’s just a joke. Obama is not a joke, and he is not disloyal. We expect him to be loyal to the United States, but we should know better. He does not like the United States or what we stand for. Obama is loyal to the ideals of his father and his mother. His mother was a communist. His father hated “colonialism.” And he regards the US as a colonial power that must be taken down and leveled off with the countries oppressed by colonialism.

Obama can’t help where he was born. He had no control over that, but he does have control over what he believes. He sees the great amount of evidence that the father he wrote about in his book, “The Dreams of My Father,” did not exist any place except in his mother’s imagination. Yet he chooses to believe the lie. He can see that Americans are no threat to Islam, yet Islam is bent on our destruction. He chooses to take the side of evil while dressed in sheep’s clothing of tolerance.

He is loyal to the American revolutionaries who want to destroy us. He is loyal to whoever paid the fortune necessary for him to get the advanced degrees in top universities. He is loyal to whoever paid him enough to build a million-dollar house in Chicago while he was a “community organizer.” He is loyal to whoever has the money and political influence to keep his doctoral thesis a secret.

All the best to you and yours.

Joe

Aug 11, 2015

Higher Minimum Wage Backfires In Loss Of Free Housing

Common Sense Commentary: My friend, who sent the article below to me, says it is funny, and it is if the laughter has a cynical ring of disgust to it. Of course, my friend meant it is so "pitiful" it is laughable. But, it is also a typical example of the mind-set of Liberal Socialists who literally live off of the working, tax paying citizens of the country and the stupidity of politicians.  Most of these lifetime feeders at the public trough, having grown up on welfare, think it is their birth right. Ninety percent of  these people are on the same level of illusion as the spoiled child of the ultra wealthy, who thinks he somehow earned the wealth he squanders. Both are delusional. RB