Here is an interesting article describing the present collapse, noting that reality does differ from movies.  Really!?  Don’t all movies tell the truth!?

I like the side-bar picture: a tiger doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of the sheep.  Apply that to our present political situation.  So much truth in such a small box.

Back to the article: “What happened between last year and this year and why are these internationalists suddenly so forthcoming about our economic reality? The fact that central bankers are the cause of our current collapse leads me to believe that such admissions are designed to deflect guilt. If they put out a few warnings now, they can then later claim they are prognosticators rather than culprits, and that they were trying to “help us.” Beyond that, the reality is that our situation was just as dire in 2014/2015 as it is today; the difference is that now we are about to enter a new phase in the ongoing collapse, a much more detrimental phase, but still a phase of a breakdown that has been progressing since at least 2008.”

Personally, I would describe the collapse since 2008, and in some cases from prior – as pushed, cajoled, enhanced, fed energy drinks, hyped up on Ritalin, fueled on nitro, oversized breast implants, rocket assist acceleration.  When the final stake is driven through our Constitution, it won’t be for a lack of desire to destroy the one most sustaining, best designed governmental form the world has ever seen that the final act was accomplished.  Our original form of government took a hit post the civil war when states were removed from representation through the 17th amendment.  If I had one gift to give America, it would be to remove that amendment and allow states to assert their representation again.  Imagine a chamber of the legislature entirely removed from popular representation and wholly responsible to the state they represent.  Can you just picture the attitude change?  How would the senators behave when they could not buy votes with the money from special interests?  That would be my gift to America.  Thanks for indulging me in that little bit of fantasy on our way to the reality of the last stake through our liberties being forged presently.

The thoughts are good.  I would like to see how he handles a press corp entirely staffed by the opposition party.  If he behaved in the manner of the present regime, all the reporters would be banned except those from his own party.  In addition, IRS audits of everyone in that room.  It’s all in fairness, you know.

This article describes the focus communism has on the family.  This article notes how the present pope can’t be bothered to help a Christian pair of siblings.  Turkey has been removing Christianity by taking churches leaving the Christians no place to worship.  This is in addition to killing them or driving them out of the country.  There is an example of how muslims behave in real life.  I previously posted a coexist bumper sticker with the question of how one can when the first symbol on there corresponds to a philosophy encouraging killing or slavery of anyone not of their ilk.  Let me offer the first step on dealing with the muslim problem – take away their whitewash of religion and speak of them for what they are.   They are a totalitarian tribal ideology.  Now ask yourself if a totalitarian tribal ideology has any business being in this country.  The answer is easily obvious.  That is why I will not provide any sort of cover of islam as religion.  It isn’t.

Isn’t it interesting that the scream provided – “We’re not window dressing”, or other such-like is actually into what feminism has turned women.  I remember a taunt from elementary school: Johnny and Lisa sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g.  First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage.  It hasn’t been that long, and now we have a culture skipping to the last item of the set and claiming need for assistance, sympathy, etc.  There was a reason love and marriage used to be seen as coming before the baby – that was needed to set up a family and provide security for the children.  We are now faced with a situation that if properly evaluated by a man, would never result in a marriage.  Just think, women provide all the eye appeal one could want, open up for one night stands, and for the unlucky sap who marries one of these, can lose half his income for the next decade or more at the whim of his mate.  The stories are plethora.  I won’t dwell here.  Don’t think this has no effect on the women either.  How about feeling used, not truly wanted, no real affection because that is what feminism offers.  You get to be independent.  Yay!  Spend your life alone, fighting against others because of their God given sex and never knowing the caring and affection which could occur if one went back to God’s original design for the family.  For those of you who mock at the thought and say that means the female gets to stay in the kitchen pregnant, I offer Proverbs 31.  Here are a few excerpts: [b]A wife of noble character who can find?
    She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
    and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
    bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family
    and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it; (a woman purchasing real estate – it’s in the Bible)
    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
    and supplies the merchants with sashes. (woman conducting business – it’s in the Bible)

27 She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness. (the Biblical woman isn’t passive)
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
    but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

(The city gate is where official  business was conducted.  The woman is known there.)

The Biblical woman is known for her work and family.  Compared to feminists who are known for their threats of legal action and shrillness.  Can there be any starker a contrast?

As for spouseinbox and myself.  I enjoy God’s provision.  It’s wonderful spending time with someone with whom I can discuss and work.  We are not competitors (excepting in certain games).  I thank God for His blessing packaged in my spouse.

Today would have been the 85th trip around the sun for dad were he still with us.  I had a conversation with my doc one time on a return trip from a remote clinic.  He mentioned being an orphan as both of his parents were gone.  I had not thought of it until his comment, but technically, he is accurate.  He further noted that even though he was grown and had a decent number of years, there was still that hole which only the parents could fill.  I still have mominbox with us, so are not to that point, but especially on a day like this have to recognize his point.  We have moments when something occurs and I muse on the question, “what would dad do?”   That then allows comparative memories to churn while applying the present situation to the character revealed in the past.  Today, what I will note is that siblinginbox and I had a good dad.  Thank you, God, for the time we had with him.

I ran across this article describing how a married couple has better “outcomes” for their children than cohabiting and single parents. That comes as no surprise.  Men and women are different.  Wow! what a concept.  Children benefit when the characteristics of both are present.  Just to use our family with myself as kid, dad was a war veteran and an ace in a crisis.  He kept a cool head and dealt with whatever problem without drama.  Mom was the long term care person.  She set up formats of long term care for whatever problem happened.  We had the best of both worlds as their kids.  When I slipped on the edge of the tub and split open my chin from falling, dad was present who rinsed off my bloody self and found the small opening which he taped shut and took me to the emergency room.  Mom was the one who held my hands and kept talking while the doctor stitched my chin closed.  The best of both worlds.  That’s much better for a kid.

Dr. Laura described an observation at the beach during her radio show.  There was a couple there with a kid who was being held close by the mother and when passed to the dad, he turned around the kid to face the waves while holding from behind.  Both are needed by the child – the closeness and the facing of challenges knowing there is someone holding your back.  Is this to argue that all couples are better – no.  I know about pathology.  It is to note that married couples have a better environment for their children, on the whole, as compared to other types of families.  I’m just supplying a salt shake of reasoning on the subject which could be a five course meal.

I should be in bed now, but the dryer is running so that appropriate dress will be available tomorrow morning.  As for the reason for the tiredness, I submit the following:

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Underneath the new cement board is blocking on which I plan to mount a shower chair and hand rails.  The drain was completed with many adjustments to get to the final drain position.  It was then covered with the dirt, sand and finally mortar which also formed a base for the shower base.  I was trying to move quickly with the wet mortar, so took no pictures of that step.  There are two channels molded into the bottom of the shower base, so I ran the hot piping along one and the cold along the other.  The chair has been ordered, one of the two handrails is already present, and we need to find a surround or water proof panels to install – not forgetting the window as well.  That has some say in the design.  Anyways, the mortar has to sit and it’s time for bed, so I will sign off for the moment.  Maybe the clothes won’t have too many wrinkles if they sit until morning, or maybe spouseinbox will take care of them while I hit the sack.

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