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Favorite CS Lewis Quotes

August 23, 2010 1 comment

“As the king governs by his executive, so Reason in man must rule the mere appetites by means of the ‘spirited element.'”

–C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”

–C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

“[Pain] removes the veil; it plants the flag of truth within the fortress of a rebel soul.”

–C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

“Be sure that the ins and outs of your individuality are no mystery to Him; and one day they will no longer be a mystery to you.”

–C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

“Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is…”

–C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”

–C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“Though I do not believe that my desire for Paradise proves that I shall enjoy it, I think it a pretty good indication that such a thing exists and that some men will.”

–C.S. Lewis, Transposition and Other addresses

“A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere–‘Bibles laid open, millions of surprises,’ as Herbert says, ‘fine nets and stratagems.’ God is, if I may say it, very unscrupulous.”

–C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy

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Suiting Up for a Post-Dollar World – by John Browne – Euro Pacific Capital

July 1, 2010 5 comments

This article from Peter Schiff’s Euro Pacific Capital Market Commentary suggests that the world is gearing up to reject the Dollar as the world reserve currency.  This could be very significant for Americans.  Dollars will quickly become worth much less if they are no longer desired around the world.

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Suiting Up for a Post-Dollar World
By John Browne

The global financial crisis is playing out like a slow-moving, highly predicable stage play. In the current scene, Western governments are caught between the demands of entitled welfare beneficiaries and the anxiety of bondholders who fear they will be stuck with the bill. As the crisis reaches an apex, prime ministers and presidents are forced into a Sophie’s choice between social unrest and bankruptcy. But with the “Club Med” economies set to fall like dominoes, the US Treasury market is not yet acting the role we would have anticipated.

Our argument has always been that the US benefits from its reserve-currency status, allowing it to accumulate unsustainable debts for an unusually long period without the immediate repercussions of inflation or higher borrowing costs. But this false sense of security may be setting us up for a truly monumental crash.

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Wow – This is Unbelievable – Pictures and Video of the Gulf Oil Spill

Real pictures and video of damage in the gulf due to the BP oil spill.  Wow, this is so hard to even grasp.  I don’t know what to say.

Ron Paul Awarded for Best Legislation Introduced in the 111th Congress

Today Ron Paul received an award from Freshman congressmen for Best Legislation Introduced in the 111th Congress.  This is to recognize his efforts to bring greater transparancy by Auditing the Fed.  He definitely deserves to be recognized for his tireless work.  Thank you Dr. Paul!!!!

Why Do the US and Israel Want to go to War with Iran?

Is war impending?  What is the motive behind it?

Dylan Ratigan Says the Stock Market is Corrupt

He makes the point that because 70% of it is computer trades and because the banks can manipulate it, the stock market is unreliable and unpredictable.  It no longer reflects the future strength of companies.  I haven’t done much research on this.  Anyone have any comments?

Video – David Hendrick – Marine Corps Veteran at Townhall Meeting, Now Running For Congress

June 27, 2010 2 comments

I like the part at the end where he kisses his wife.  Wow, how inspiring.  Thanks for your service!