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Roundup

Pastor Timothy on the sins of class warfare — Yep.  There is a biblical word for that: Coveting.  It also seems ungrateful, given that the top 1% pay for 37% of Federal Income Taxes.

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From the “Socialized medicine may kill you, but at least it’s free — unless you pay taxes, and then it just kills you” category — Socialized Medicine Euthanizes 130,000 Old People per Year in UK — It is sad to see Facebook statuses from Liberals noting the joys of “free” healthcare while ignoring the bigger picture about the inevitable deadly decisions made by unelected bureaucrats.

But it gets worse: Even the examples of the “free” healthcare ignore that it is unsustainable.  It is hard to conceive of a group more ignorant of history.  This “free” healthcare is very new in historical terms and will vanish as their Greece-like economies continue to self-destruct.  They are slowly killing the goose that laid the golden egg.

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Courtesy of Haemet, note how inflation-adjusted costs of public education have tripled while scores have flattened or declined.  But if you just give them even more money, they’ll improve . . . right?!  Much of that waste has been to line the pockets of public employee unions. —–

All about Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee — It is hard to imagine a bigger embarrassment to everyone she represents and it is sad that someone like her is continually re-elected.  I worked in a Fortune 50 company for 17 years and saw a few egomaniacs, but I say without hyperbole that they were innocent little doves compared to her.

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Jesus is the only way to salvation.  Do not be unequally yoked with non-believers and false religions.

1 Corinthians 10:20 — “I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons.”

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Canada’s Registry of Homophobic Acts deserves ridicule, but it is simultaneously chilling.  This is part of the endgame for the LGBTQ lobby.  Too many wimpy and/or fake churches and secular free speech advocates have ignored the signs and let this happen.

I don’t know if this is out of Monty Python or 1984:

“In what they are touting as a “world first,” a Quebec homosexual activist group has launched a “registry of homophobic acts” with support and funding from the Quebec Government’s Justice Department. …

Included in the definition of actions classified as “homophobic” and deemed worthy of reporting to the registry are: “any negative word or act toward a homosexual or homosexuality in general: physical abuse, verbal abuse, intimidation, harassment, offensive graffiti, abuse, injurious mockery, inappropriate media coverage and discrimination.””

A press release from the group says that anyone who has experienced or witnessed an act of homophobia “must” report it to the registry of homophobic acts. . . .

Funding and support for the venture comes from the Quebec Justice Ministry’s department of “The Fight Against Homophobia.” The Justice Ministry was tasked with fighting homophobia in 2008 and last year pledged $7 million to ‘anti-homophobia’ activities.”

The term homophobia refers to the politically incorrect refusal to sufficiently revere unholy acts of sexual depravity that spread lethal diseases and that have been regarded as shameful, disgusting, and loathsome throughout the world from the beginning of human history. Canadian readers who do not report that last sentence to the authorities at once are in violation of the wishes of their rulers.

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America vs. the sugar lobby — a great example of how crony capitalism is bad capitalism.  If you don’t limit the power of government then you get corporations and unions paying off politicians to send huge sums of money their way.

For years, the federal government has kept the price of sugar high by capping domestic production, imposing a de facto government price floor, and mandating that USDA buy excess sugar to sell to ethanol producers at a loss. The U.S. government also places exorbitant restrictions on sugar imports. The cumulative effect of all these special protections is an artificial increase in the price of sugar for Americans relative to other countries.

As a result, American consumers pay more for products containing sugar, and U.S. manufacturers of sugar consuming products are at a competitive disadvantage. Not surprisingly, many of these manufacturers have closed their doors or moved their factories to Canada and Mexico where sugar costs less than half the price. The Department of Commerce agrees, finding that for every one job protected by the sugar program, three others are lost in sugar using manufacturing industries.