The Greatest of God’s Commands

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your … Continue reading The Greatest of God’s Commands

Hello Plavix Generic…..

  Source:¬†The 10 Biggest-Selling Drugs That Are About to Lose Their Patent – DailyFinance. I am one of millions of us seniors who is on some very expensive prescription drugs. I currently spend over $1,000/year on Plavix alone. But that is about to change. In May 2012 Plavix will lose is patent exclusivity. That will open the door for an inexpensive generic. The above article … Continue reading Hello Plavix Generic…..

What is the Saddest Thing in the World – Again….

I see from my statistics that the following post is one of my most popular. So I thought I would bring it back for another round. Nothing has changed since I wrote it in January. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> That is a question that has been on my mind the last few days.¬† I have lived for more than six decades on this earth so I have been … Continue reading What is the Saddest Thing in the World – Again….

My Dog Does Nothing For Political Reasons…..

I love a dog, he does nothing for political reasons. – Will Rogers ¬†—¬†December 3, 1933 It never ceases to amaze me just how much of a sage Will Rogers was! ¬†I know Will was always surrounded by dogs in his life. I also know that I have been surrounded by dogs much of my life. Especially since my marriage of twenty six years ago. … Continue reading My Dog Does Nothing For Political Reasons…..

'Occupy' protesters find allies among the wealthy

Source: ¬†‘Occupy’ protesters find allies among the wealthy – US news – Life – msnbc.com. There is some very interesting stuff going on with the Wall Street Rallies lately. The latest theme of these rallies are “We are the 99%”. This draws from the fact that currently 1% of the U.S. population controls about 50% of the total wealth in the country. Due to the … Continue reading 'Occupy' protesters find allies among the wealthy

Don’t Just Read But Search & Ponder….

  Christ, in sending the [people] to the scriptures, sent them, not merely to read them, but carefully to search and ponder them. And did he not say, “Read the scriptures,” but “Search the scriptures.” … Their meaning is not expressed superficially or set forth in their literal¬†sense, but, like a treasure, lies buried at a great depth. And those who seek for hidden things … Continue reading Don’t Just Read But Search & Ponder….

My Conservative Friend….

I just visited the blog of one of my Conservative friends. Like so many others he claims he is an independent but everything on his blog ¬†has a VERY right leaning slant. My friend is currently ranting about the Wall Street protests. He claims they are a vast conspiracy with a collective mentality. That is someone other than them is telling them everything to do … Continue reading My Conservative Friend….

My Right Brain is Screaming Lately…..

Scientists¬†have discovered that the left side of our brains control our perceptions of logic and order while the right side controls our creativity. I have spent pretty much the last sixty five years of my life with the left side of my brain controlling what I do and what I think. ¬†I was an engineer for thirty of those years and that meant I spent … Continue reading My Right Brain is Screaming Lately…..

We don’t want an America ‘made in China’…

Source: ¬†Column: We don’t want an America ‘made in China’ ‚Äď USATODAY.com. Let’s subtitle this post to “When Buying American Meant Something”. There are some rather disturbing things about the source article above. It seems very strange that a U.S. supplier would lose out to the China competitor for the glass used in the new Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site! If there … Continue reading We don’t want an America ‘made in China’…

Capitalism For Us and Socialism For The Capitalists….

The title to this post came from one of the organizers of the Wall Street protests that are taking place across the country. More power to the people baby!! ūüôā ¬†It basically infers that we ordinary people who take risks with our assets (money) have to pay the consequences of when we make the wrong decisions. But the capitalists, meaning those large Wall Street firms, … Continue reading Capitalism For Us and Socialism For The Capitalists….

Can this government be fixed?

Source: ¬†Can this government be fixed? Three steps that might help ‚Äď USATODAY.com. It seems everywhere we turn today there is dissatisfaction with our representative in federal government. ¬†The words below were taken from the source article but could have come from just about any thing written about our politics of the day. Can this government be fixed? Americans are increasingly frustrated by the disconnect … Continue reading Can this government be fixed?

If You Are a Christian There Are Consequences To Inaction…..

And the King will answer them, ‚ÄėTruly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,¬†you did it to me.‚Äô¬†‚ÄúThen he will say to those on his left, ‚ÄėDepart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.¬†For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and … Continue reading If You Are a Christian There Are Consequences To Inaction…..

Federal and Military Employee Compensation…

Source: ¬†Military retirees say benefits hard-earned ‚Äď USATODAY.com. The news in the article above came as somewhat a shock to me. ¬†I often hear that the military pay is substandard; that we are forcing our soldiers to live in poverty. The graph to the right seems to go against those words. ¬†It seems that being a federal employee including ones in the military that your … Continue reading Federal and Military Employee Compensation…

I’m Against It Because He’s For It…..

Source: ¬†GOP shifts away from payroll tax cut – The Boston Globe. The title words are part of the post above. It basically give the true meaning of why the Republicans are now against the payroll tax cut that would put an additional $240 billion into the economy. I had a glimmer of hope that we were starting to put this foolishness behind us but … Continue reading I’m Against It Because He’s For It…..

By Being a Follower….

Source Article: ¬†Republicans unready to rout Obama – chicagotribune.com. What I find most interesting about this article is quote below. America is finally wising up to President¬†Barack Obama, a nice guy who prepared for the presidency by being a follower, by avoiding confrontation while cozying up to City Hall. These words are from a long time Chicago Tribune reporter. Of course Chicago is the adopted … Continue reading By Being a Follower….