$400,000 per year Income and Couples are Frantically Trying to Make Ends Meet

$400,000 per year Income and Couples are Frantically Trying to Make Ends Meet

Bret Stephens, a columnist at the New York Times, recently wrote that “a couple with a combined income of $400,000 a year doesn’t necessarily have a lifestyle we’d describe as “rich”: “They’re scrimping to send their kids to college, driving a Camry, if they have a car at all, and wondering why eggs have gotten so expensive.” Ross Douthat, offers one answer: “These people are rich by any measure, and they are spending their money on things only rich people can afford, such as living in the best school districts and in or near amenity-rich megacities….many worry that their offspring… Read More

Richest 1% Took 2/3rds of Global Wealth Since 2020 – Twice as Much as 99% of Population Earned

Richest 1% Took 2/3rds of Global Wealth Since 2020 – Twice as Much as 99% of Population Earned

Wealth inequality continues to widen across the world. The ultra-rich control foreign and domestic policies, tax laws and enforcement, and install favorable government. This inequality, often resulting in exacerbated poverty, is harmful to participatory society. Oxfam is an esteemed, reputable global charity that has released a report on this inequality. See this link for the Executive Summary. Then advocate for increased taxation on the wealthy.

Guns Poised to Defeat Butter in Federal Deficit Reduction.

Guns Poised to Defeat Butter in Federal Deficit Reduction.

According to Manhattan Institute’s Brian Riedl, the GOP plan so far is to cut $130 billion from discretionary appropriations. Unfortunately, the defense budget and veteran’s health funds are excluded from cuts, despite making up $993 billion out of $1,602 billion discretionary budget. As Riedl notes, their plan will require “freezing those two items and cutting everything else by 21% immediately.” Spectator article (Veronique De Rugy, Jan. 19,2023), Likely these GOP leaders stye themselves as “Pro-Life.” An accurate description of them is hypocritical Anti-LIfe.–AJ

New Israeli Discovery Processes Sugar Sweetening to 1/10 Amount Needed.

New Israeli Discovery Processes Sugar Sweetening to 1/10 Amount Needed.

A Galilee entrepreneur hoped to achieve a modest goal: to make fish oil a tasty food additive for children. But along the way he came up with a revolutionary method to treat sugar – making it possible to use only a fraction of the amount usually found in processed food. Tastes just as sweet. Health implications have huge potential. Click this link to read article in The Haaretz.

The Fall of Empires is Their Arrogance

The Fall of Empires is Their Arrogance

A high school English class assignment for our son Jesse was to memorize and recite a poem. He chose “Ozymandias,” by Percy Bysshe Shelly.  The poem’s thesis is that a cruel, powerful, arrogant tyrant is now and forever relegated to a forgotten dustbin of history. The poet-prophet Isaiah says the same, directing God’s impending judgment on the king of Babylon. “You said in your heart, “I will ascent to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God…I will make myself like the Most High.”… Read More

A Brief Primer on Creation Responsibility

A Brief Primer on Creation Responsibility

by Allen Johnson (written February 2012) The relationship and responsibility of humanity to the environment is a theme that marches throughout much of The Bible. The very first words testify to God as Creator. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).  The text continues on to describe various stages of creation as “good.” Humanity is also created, and given the responsibility of overseeing creation as God’s image-bearer (Genesis 1:26-27).… Read More

The Biggest Business in America? Defrauding Uncle Sam and You

The Biggest Business in America? Defrauding Uncle Sam and You

“Thou Shalt Not Steal” (8th Commandment) Swindlers are getting by looting and bilking the government in blatant crime and mostly getting away with it. Insufficient tax enforcement, gaping loopholes, and corrupt looting during Covid measures are bleeding our nation. Ralph Nader sees through the smoke and mirrors to the corruption. Policymakers, regulatory officials, corporations, and the press must become accountable… but they must be pushed by you and me! Read more at the link below. https://scheerpost.com/…/ralph-nader-the-biggest…/…

The U.S. Military is America’s Greatest Enemy

The U.S. Military is America’s Greatest Enemy

The United States “military-industrial complex” is the greatest criminal scam perpetrated upon the American public. It sucks down a rathole trillions of dollars, foists its military bases and attendant moral corrosiveness upon many other nations, justifies its bloated budget through endless deadly losing wars and false new enemies, and ultimately seduces people into a cult worship of DEATH. Read More

The Ultimate Heresy, by Rodger Cragun.  A Review by Allen Johnson

The Ultimate Heresy, by Rodger Cragun. A Review by Allen Johnson

According to vast millions of Christians, the Bible is the Word of God. Mathematically and linguistically, we could formulate the following: The Bible = The Word of God. And, The Word of God = The Bible. To those millions who hold to an inerrantist view of the Bible, arguments over the validity of a scripture passage can come down to the following: “It says it, I believe it, that settles it.” Along comes independent scholar Rodger Lawson Cragun, who not only challenges the Bible equals the Word of God, but audaciously and provocatively claims this doctrine is a harmful “ultimate”… Read More

DID JESUS MEAN THAT SOMETIMES HIS DISCIPLES SHOULD KILL THEIR ENEMIES?

DID JESUS MEAN THAT SOMETIMES HIS DISCIPLES SHOULD KILL THEIR ENEMIES?

We can only understand Jesus’ teaching in the context of his gospel of the kingdom. Jesus taught that the long-expected messianic kingdom was actually breaking into history in a powerful way in his actions and disciples. And Jesus’ teaching explained how Jesus expected his followers to live in that new kingdom. It is clear that Jesus intended his ethical teaching to be for everyone, not only some little group. At the end of his gospel, Matthew reports that Jesus sent his disciples into the whole world not only to baptize those who believe but to teach them “everything I have… Read More

Hunter’s Illegal Radio Collar Tortures a Bear Cub

Hunter’s Illegal Radio Collar Tortures a Bear Cub

This post is about a cub bear that I found in our chicken coop in August 2020. An illegal radio-tracking collar was on the bear. Trying to get the collar off, the cub had gotten its right leg through the collar and was unable to pull it out. This further tightened the collar such that it was cutting through the bears neck with resultant open wound.
West Virginia has a 365-year season when hunters can train their dogs on live bears (just not kill them except during hunting season. Thus these “sportsmen” (ha) chase bears in spring and summer, often scattering cubs from parents. In this case, the hunter captured a cub and put on a radio-collar to readily locate it whenever he wanted to easily find a bear for his dogs to chase.
This year-round training season needs to be abolished!
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Children Will Be Good Readers If They Enjoy Books

Children Will Be Good Readers If They Enjoy Books

Learn to read well, and a world of knowledge and thinking opens up. Reading is such a crucial skill that schools put massive energy into strategies and programs to equip children to read. Yet too often the pedagogy involves boring word drills accompanied by joyless books written around vocabulary words. The Read Aloud nonprofit organization demonstrates studies that a parent or adult caretaker reading even 15 minutes daily to a child massively increases that child’s academic success potential. Reading in the home to children should begin at birth and continue into at least middle school.… Read More

When Our Heroes Betray Us

When Our Heroes Betray Us

When Mother Teresa died in 1997, a common sentiment among her admirers was, “At least Jean Vanier is still on the planet.” Vanier, a Canadian and Catholic theologian, founded L’Arche in 1964 to provide people with disabilities dignified household communities. Vanier’s idea was not to treat such people as the objects of charity, but rather as friends and even teachers, founding communities in which they lived alongside people without disabilities in a spirit of mutual respect and care.  L’Arche communites are now in over 37 countries. Jean Vanier, who died in 2019, has been regarded as a saint. That is,… Read More

Nigerian Churches are Under Attacks by Boko Harem and Fulani Tribes people

Nigerian Churches are Under Attacks by Boko Harem and Fulani Tribes people

“I just cannot believe that Christian leaders and churches aren’t talking about this in every congregation in every corner of the [United States]. Boko Haram killed more Christians than ISIS in the year of the height of ISIS. This is the worst place in the world, at least in the northeast, where these terrorists are.” –Johnnie Moore (Christian Post, Feb. 28, 2020… Read More

Listening to the Ghosts of Sand Creek Massacre

Listening to the Ghosts of Sand Creek Massacre

A desolate piece of land in rural southeastern Colorado commemorates 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho tribe members who were murdered and mutilated by the U.S. Army. On November 29, 1864, seven hundred members of the Colorado Territory militia embarked on an attack of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian villages. The militia was led by U.S. Army Col. John Chivington, a Methodist preacher, as well as a freemason. After a night of heavy drinking by the soldiers, Chivington ordered the massacre of the Indians. Over two-thirds of the slaughtered and maimed were women and children. For two days the soldiers roamed the nearby… Read More

How is it now looking ahead for the Year 2525?

In the year 2525 If man is still alive If woman can survive They may find… Zager & Evans top 40 hit in 1969 questioned the future of humankind. How would be the influence of technology upon our species? The duo’s answer is bleak. And that is if even our species will survive to the year 2525. And what will God think?… Read More

Exposed Greed Preacher Robert Tilton Is Still Fleecing Flocks for Millions

Exposed Greed Preacher Robert Tilton Is Still Fleecing Flocks for Millions

Thirty years later I can still remember my first encounter with Robert Tilton. I had stopped by a room at the nursing home I worked at. On the TV screen was Tilton, eyes scrunched shut as he bleated a prayer for prosperity on watchers who had sent in donations. My immediate response was, “This preacher is a fraud bilking money from the poor and hopeless.” … Read More