Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Wizards Behind the Curtain

I am only one of millions who see no remedy to America's financial/economic crisis -- no remedy, that is, unless basic changes are made to the system. David sent me a link to the video below that is an amazing history of "the moneychangers," the small number of people who have had a disproportionate influence on the economies of nations through large, central banks and the fractional reserve system. Beginning with the moneychangers in the Temple in Jerusalem up to America's Federal Reserve Bank (which is neither "federal" or possessing of "reserves"), this video puts in historical perspective names and events which I have only been marginally familiar with.

It's 3.5 hours long -- but well worth the investment. And it sets forth a revision to America's monetary crisis that hearkens back to policies in America's past prior to 1913 when the Federal Reserve Act was passed -- policies that would eliminate the national debt, do away with the Fed, and eliminate the inflationary practice of fractional reserve banking.

This video was produced in 1996 and predicted a worldwide depression unless changes were made. Changes haven't been made, of course, and one wonders if we are now in the initial stages of the depression that was predicted. I have a particular interest in the implications of what is presented since it (the present, uncorrected system), according to the video, leads to a future one-world economic system (a "New World Order" controlled by a one-world ruler) that many see foretold in Scripture. (The video doesn't mention this Scriptural connection; that is my own observation.)

The video is filled with historical facts and figures which I cannot verify. Nor am I wise enough to know if its proposals would work as claimed. But at the very least, it helps explain how we got in the mess we're in and how we might, humanly speaking, get out. These issues are so big and complex that the temptation is to throw up one's hands. But there is value in taking a few hours to educate ourselves about things that may come to effect our lives in very negative ways in the future.

You can either watch the video below or watch it on Google's new wider-screen format here. The web site for the video is here, though there is little information about the person/organization responsible for its production.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Lights

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Verify Your Pills

If you have to take a prescribed drug, be sure the pills you were given at the pharmacy are what the doctor prescribed. This website allows you to visually verify drugs in pill form.
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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Jesus and Mother Painting -- Beautiful

Thanks to Priscilla for sharing this link to a "speed painting" video. Artist Jane DesRosier made a video of a painting she did of Mary and Jesus, then speeded it up so you can see her do the entire painting in just a couple of minutes -- set to a beautiful song. A delightful look at the skills of an artist, and so appropriate for the season.

Here is the link to watch the video. BUT -- when you get to the linked blog page, before starting the video scroll down to where the blog's music player is on the right-side column of the page and pause the music that plays on the blog page so you won't have two songs playing at once.
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