Thursday, October 24, 2013

When A Pastor’s White Knighting Goes Wrong

A pastor alleges an atheist is beating his girlfriend and gets brutally beaten by said atheist for his white knighting.  Well, that’s not the headline that Breitbart is pushing (emphasis mine):

Police Chief Jarrod Campbell said in his eleven years with the department, he's rarely seen "an incident this brutal." Campbell is referring to Sunday's brutal assault on a pastor by a self-described militant atheist with a criminal past. The incident occurred following a sermon by Rev. Norman Hayes, 57, at the Bridge Community Church in North Hampton.

The suspect, 28-year-old James Maxie, of Springfield, Ohio, was attending the service with his girlfriend. According to Rev. Hayes, Maxie was vocally confrontational during the service as if "looking for an argument." After the service the couple approached Hayes. She told police that when Hayes asked if Maxie was abusing her, Maxie attacked him, striking him several times in the face in the church hallway. 

Why do I think that the pastor deserves the beating he endured?  For one thing, the pastor crossed a line.  I don’t care if you’re the pope, you do not ask a man’s significant other if he is beating her, no matter how angry the individual is.  Clearly this pastor was stupid enough practice white knighting in an already volatile situation.

What do I mean by white knighting?  Put simply, it is when a man goes out of his way to help a woman who is in perceived attack by a monster, usually another man.  In other words, the pastor was trying to play himself off as a savior of some kind.

And just in case you have any doubts as to my assertion, Maxie claims Hayes also told Maxie’s girlfriend that she was going to Hell for dating Maxie.  So we have a pastor who thinks he is saving some lost soul by insulting her boyfriend.

What really enrages me and makes me more sympathetic to Maxie is what Hayes says in the closing paragraphs of the original article:

"We believe there is hope for everyone," Hayes said, "but we also believe that regardless of that, people need to pay for what they have done, and I hope he has to pay for what he has done. Get put away for a while and not hurt anyone else. In my opinion, the next person won't be as lucky as I was.

Hayes requested a protection order against Maxie, which was granted by Judge Denise Moody. Maxie is being detained in jail in lieu of a $51,000 bond.

"I think he probably was sorry for the situation he was in. I think it is very easy to be sorry in that environment in front of a judge. Hopefully, he will be able to find forgiveness and new hope and some answers for his life."

Paying for he has done would involve paying your medical bills Hayes.  And also, last I checked, Jesus commanded us to forgive those who sin against us 77 times.  But no, you are differing to God for forgiveness that you are withholding from him.

This coward should not be a pastor.   In a just world, he would be defrocked.

Canadian Death Panels

Last week Canada’s Supreme Court ruled that doctors could not unilaterally ignore a Toronto family’s decision to keep their near-dead husband and father on life support. In the same breath, however, the court also confirmed that, under the laws of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, a group of government-appointed adjudicators could yet overrule the family’s choice. That tribunal, not the family or the doctors, has the ultimate power to pull the plug.-Canada Has Death Panels

Naked Skiing

A Thing of Beauty — Valhalla’s Naked Ski Segment

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Why the Gold Surge is Just Starting

"I Support an Orwellian Police State in America"

“I am not here to cheer you up. The situation is about as serious and difficult as I’ve experienced in my career,” Soros tells Newsweek. “We are facing an extremely difficult time, comparable in many ways to the 1930s, the Great Depression. We are facing now a general retrenchment in the developed world, which threatens to put us in a decade of more stagnation, or worse. The best-case scenario is a deflationary environment. The worst-case scenario is a collapse of the financial system.”

Soros draws on his past to argue that the global economic crisis is as significant, and unpredictable, as the end of communism. “The collapse of the Soviet system was a pretty extraordinary event, and we are currently experiencing something similar in the developed world, without fully realizing what’s happening.”

As anger rises, riots on the streets of American cities are inevitable. “Yes, yes, yes,” he says, almost gleefully. The response to the unrest could be more damaging than the violence itself. “It will be an excuse for cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order, which, carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive political system, a society where individual liberty is much more constrained, which would be a break with the tradition of the United States.”-Soros Warns of Violent Riots In America, Financial Collapse, Government Clampdown

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Obamacare Eliminated My Insurance Coverage

This past Friday, I received a letter from my health insurance company.  It basically stated that my current plan was being eliminated due to regulations created under the Affordable Care Act and that I was now going to have to find another plan.

First and foremost: I do not have insurance from my current employer.  A while back, I took a contracting job and had to buy my own insurance.  So I choose a high-deductible plan that would cover only regular check-ups and then anything where I spend above 10,400 each year.  Since neither myself nor my family have chronic medical issues, we took that option.

Now this plan is considered invalid.  Under a law that describes itself as aiming to make healthcare affordable, I am forced to pay for a plan that is more expensive.  On top of that, if I have no insurance, I will get fined for not having it.

And then today, I went to eHealthInsurance to try and see what other options were available.  When I entered in basic information about me and my family, the search result came back empty.  In other words, there are no longer health insurance plans that are independent of my company.

So here’s the lowdown: Obamacare has regulated my insurance plan away.  There are no longer any insurance plans for me to buy.  And if I don’t have insurance, I will be forced to pay a fine.

The Federal government has brought financial harm to me and my family.  Obamacare should be repealed this year before the year’s end.

But it won’t.  Because poor people.  The rest of us mundanes are royally screwed over.  All because America is full of moral busybodies who want the government to help people they normally don’t care about.

So I’m left with less income because of this.  I am harmed because my plan is no longer valid according to our pathetic overlords who believe they are better than me.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Money printing now, money printing tomorrow and money printing forever!

The Federal Reserve was originally charged with the single mandate of maintaining price stability. In recent decades that mission evolved into a dual mandate of seeking price stability and full employment. I believe that a Yellen led Fed will return once again to a single mandate, but now it will focus only on employment. Based on her clear beliefs in the ability of dovish monetary policy to relive human suffering she will be inclined to dig in her heels into the ongoing QE program more than anyone else President Obama may have appointed. This is terrible news for the U.S. dollar and the U.S. economy.-Peter Schiff ‘Stimulus’ Will be the Answer to Everything

"The Fed will be looser for longer. The FOMC will continue to print money until the US economy creates enough jobs to reignite wage pressures and inflation, regardless of asset bubbles, or collateral damage along the way."-Rejoice: the Yellen Fed will print money forever

Wait a minute, didn't Zimbabwe already try that?

Lying "Liberals"

See Alison J. Ressler: "No Obamacare, social security or medicare for teabaggers. They don't BELIEVE in it, so leave them out of it!"

So, Alison, there is no individual mandate in Obamacare? And if I don't believe in Social Security I can stop having FICA deductions taken from my paycheck? NO, I have to pay for it regardless? I see.

Of course, Obamacare is a train wreck that doesn't work.

So, I'm sure many would love to be "left out" of Obamacare. And since Alison thinks "teabaggers" should be left out, I'm sure she must support the Republican's attempt to at least delay the individual mandate. Or perhaps, like many "liberals", poor Alison is just intellectually challenged and thinks Obamacare is a means-tested social welfare program rather than a REQUIREMENT to buy health "insurance". Or maybe she really thinks it's okay to force people to buy something and then deny them the right to use it. At this point it gets confusing, as it's not really clear what she means by "leave them out of it", because Obamacare is all about NOT leaving people out of it.

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