Thursday, September 25, 2008

LIAR >> "Socialism is the only route to the salvation of the world." << LIAR

"Socialism is the only route to the salvation of the world.". This is according to Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.

This is a bunch of BULL. The economic crisis we face today was largely created by government intervention into the way mortgages are handled. Starting with Jimmy Carter and then put on steroids with William Jefferson Clinton - mortgage brokers were told to create sub prime mortgages to sell to those that would otherwise be unable to afford housing.

Read this article in its entirety to better understand - I will be quoting it heavily below as well.

From the opening of the Investor's Business Daily article we read:

One of the most frequently asked questions about the subprime market meltdown and housing crisis is: How did the government get so deeply involved in the housing market?

The answer is: President Clinton wanted it that way.

Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac, (FRE) even into the early 1990s, weren't the juggernauts they'd later be.

While President Carter in 1977 signed the Community Reinvestment Act, which pushed Fannie and Freddie to aggressively lend to minority communities, it was Clinton who supercharged the process. After entering office in 1993, he extensively rewrote Fannie's and Freddie's rules.

In so doing, he turned the two quasi-private, mortgage-funding firms into a semi-nationalized monopoly that dispensed cash to markets, made loans to large Democratic voting blocs and handed favors, jobs and money to political allies. This potent mix led inevitably to corruption and the Fannie-Freddie collapse.

Clinton went further to protect his actions to give minorities easy access to housing as Congress was switching from Democratic to Republican control and he wanted to ensure things remained as he wanted.
Clinton got the Department of Housing and Urban Development to double-team the issue. That would later prove disastrous.

Clinton's HUD secretary, Andrew Cuomo, "made a series of decisions between 1997 and 2001 that gave birth to the country's current crisis," the liberal Village Voice noted. Among those decisions were changes that let Fannie and Freddie get into subprime loan markets in a big way.

Other rule changes gave Fannie and Freddie extraordinary leverage, allowing them to hold just 2.5% of capital to back their investments, vs. 10% for banks.

Since they could borrow at lower rates than banks due to implicit government guarantees for their debt, the government-sponsored enterprises boomed.

With incentives in place, banks poured billions of dollars of loans into poor communities, often "no doc" and "no income" loans that required no money down and no verification of income.

By 2007, Fannie and Freddie owned or guaranteed nearly half of the $12 trillion U.S. mortgage market — a staggering exposure.

Fannie and Freddie became a home for out of work democrat politicians and 384 politicians got donations for campaigns from Fannie and Freddie. Banks were given incentives to lend to sub prime homebuyers. Minorities made up 49% of new home buyers between 1995-2005. Many of them have now lost their homes.

The ripple effect of these bad loans - caused by SOCIALISTIC intervention - is that our capitalistic economy world wide is suffering. They want to fix this problem with more intervention and more government aid. Fannie and Freddie are now completely government controlled. Even institutions that didn't make sub prime loans are hurting.

From the president of Arizona Federal Credit Union:
At Arizona Federal, we choose to not directly participate in these mortgage products, and thus we aren’t facing the same type of risks as other financial institutions. Our loan portfolio is a solid mix of traditional equity products, vehicle loans and personal/credit card loans. However, that doesn’t mean that we are not facing challenges in today’s economy. A small percentage of our members are facing financial difficulties brought on by mortgage loans they obtained elsewhere. Combine this with rising fuel prices, wage or job loss, falling home values and/or other economic forces, and this same group of members have been unable to fulfill their financial obligations related to car loans, credit card balances and equity loans. As a result, Arizona Federal has incurred increased loan losses which have caused short-term losses for the first half of 2008.

I wish to quote from Ezra Taft Benson from his talk "The American Heritage of Freedom" given in the October 1961 Conference:

When socialism is understood, we will realize that many of the programs advocated, and some of those already adopted in the United States, fall clearly within the category of socialism. What is socialism? It is simply the governmental ownership and management of the essential means for the production and distribution of goods.


No true Latter-day Sainf and no true American can be a socialist or a communist or support programs leading in that direction. These evil philosophies are incompatible with Americanism, with Mormonism, and the true gospel of Jesus Christ.

What can priesthood holders do?


First, we should become informed about communism, about socialism, and about Americanism.


Second, we should accept the command of the Lord and treat socialistic-communism as the tool of Satan.


Third, we should help those who have been deceived or who are misinformed to find the truth.


He [each priesthood holder] should see that his party is working to preserve freedom, not destroy it. He should join responsible local groups interested in promoting freedom and free competitive enterprise, in studying political issues, appraising the voting records and proposed programs, and writing to members of Congress, promoting good men in public office and scrutinizing local, state, and federal agencies to see that the will of the people is carried out.

I am no great economist, but there has to be another way to fix this crisis without yoking the taxpayer into bondage and having the government take over more control of the free market or creating another government agency.

Mr Chavez you are a liar and a tool of Satan. May we all fight for freedom. Benson ended his talk by saying "May God give us the wisdom to recognize the threat to our freedom and strength to meet this danger courageously."



Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Things that make me go...#%#@#

Pardon the use of symbols in the title of this post.

I am having a hard time deciding what to post on today. Not for lack of ideas - on the contrary I have too many.

I will highlight a couple and then try to make some sort of point. Hang on, it might get bumpy.

First off I was checking out news at the John Birch Society ( yesterday when I ran across this article. Basically the article states that Sharia Law has been quietly implemented in the United Kingdom. WHAT!?!?! Are you kidding me?? Apparently they are dead serious. Over 100 cases have already been tried in Sharia Courts. In 6 cases of domestic violence the man was reprimanded and told to get counseling. The women dropped the charges and the police dropped the investigations. According to the articles I read on the subject the High Court of the UK will regard the rulings of the Sharia Courts as law as long as both parties entered the court recognizing it as their deciding authority. This is just insane. If you aren't familiar with what Sharia Law is, it is the legal system for Islamic religious law. Many people in the UK are worried it will create a parallel legal system in their country - YA THINK?


That was yesterday. We are all hearing a lot about the elections and about the credit crisis/bailout. So I am trying to tune into the stories that seem to get overlooked, LIKE THIS ONE: In Ecuador they are about the give NATURE the same rights as human beings. WHAT!?!?! Nuf said. Except to make a point with this: Genesis 1:28-30

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

We have been given dominion. That means that we are the masters and not the slaves to nature. We should be responsible no doubt, but we do not worship nature and we do not bow down to it.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge"

"My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge." (Hosea 4:6)

Elder Ezra Taft Benson started his talk in Conference in April 1960 by reading that scripture. He followed with this statement:

As in Old Testament days we need knowledge today. We need to know our enemies. We must assess clearly and accurately the perils that face the free world. At the same time we must assure ourselves of the knowledge which brings confidence and trust in our ability and that of our friends around the world to face the future - not in fear but with vigilance. From knowledge comes strength and from strength comes the power to preserve freedom both at home and abroad.

In this the Information Age the ability to arm ourselves with knowledge is much easier. At the same time the task may seem daunting as we are inundated by information - and much of it is false. We must be aware that there are both good and bad people in this world. We must also be aware that some of the bad people are at work in our own media and in our local, state, and federal governments. We must also we aware that there are good people in positions of power that have bad ideas and are influence by bad advisers. What we really need to be on the lookout for are those that are tearing away at our freedoms. Bad ideas cloaked in white robes are still bad ideas - I don't care how many people the idea may or may not help. Check your Machiavellian ideals at the door please. Satan is using deception to get us to believe he is in the right - does this shock you? If it doesn't then why do we seem to think that people under his influence (some are intentionally following him and others are just dupes) don't use lies and deceptions?

Big shocker - they do. Some of them are writing newspaper articles and news casts. Some are in political office, while others are seeking to obtain offices. Many, many, many people see things going on around them and just let it slide - they are complacent - uncaring.

Anyone seeking to remove freedoms does so for power. PERIOD. It is the formula for the Gadianton robbers, and all other secret combinations. In modern days that includes all totalitarian regimes, despots, dictators, terror organizations, neo nazis, communists, extreme environmentalists, extreme left liberals, etc. They are not all the same and they are not all equal, but they are all in league to remove power from the people to give to themselves. They all deceive to obtain it. They all justify there actions. And KNOWLEDGE is their ENEMY. FREEDOM is their ENEMY. These are SATAN's ENEMIES as well.

In 3rd Nephi there are lawyers and judges and their kindred (read politicians and their friends and families) that are in league to destroy the Nephites that are preaching the gospel and preaching freedom. So they have them put to death - illegally. Then they COMBINE against those that would punish them for their crimes and take oaths. 3 Nephi 6:29-30:
29 Therefore they did combine against the people of the Lord, and enter into a covenant to destroy them, and to deliver those who were guilty of murder from the grasp of justice, which was about to be administered according to the law.
30 And they did set at defiance the law and the rights of their country; and they did covenant one with another to destroy the governor, and to establish a king over the land, that the land should no more be at liberty but should be subject unto kings.

The cost of liberty is high. It is the very battle that was waged in Heaven. The cost: 1/3 of all God's spirit children, damned for eternity. Is the cost still high? Yes it is but the reward is much greater than the cost. We must seek out liberty for all God's children.
The world is full of people combining against God and his people. If they can take away freedoms then they can also take away knowledge. When this happens then it becomes much more difficult for us to live the gospel and spread its truths to the world. This is war - it always has been.

The prophet Moroni seeing our day has warned us against all the flavors of evil that would combine in the latter-days. Ether 8:23-25:

23 Wherefore, O ye Gentiles, it is wisdom in God that these things should be shown unto you, that thereby ye may repent of your sins, and suffer not that these murderous combinations shall get above you, which are built up to get power and gain—and the work, yea, even the work of destruction come upon you, yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be.
24 Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you; or wo be unto it, because of the blood of them who have been slain; for they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who built it up.
25 For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies;

I would like to read comments if you have any thoughts on this subject.

I will end this post with another scripture. 2 Nephi 28:21,24-25:
21 And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well—and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.
24 Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion!
25 Wo be unto him that crieth: All is well!


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Israel/Iran the coming conflict

Tensions are rising between Israel and Iran - trust me, do a search on google for the two names you will find a lot of news.

Well many of us have heard of the 6 Day War. This may be a refresher or new to you. Just want to point out what Israel is capable of doing. Remember that there are also many prophecies concerning conflict in that area in the last days.

The 6 Day War lasted... 6 days. It took place in 1967 - 41 years ago for all us math majors. Things had been boiling over for a few years in the area - I don't want to go into detail, not the point of the post. Egypt kicks out UN peacekeepers and starts blocking any ship flying the Israeli flag. Then Egypt masses 100,000 troops in Sinai. Israel performs a pre-emptive strike and other Arab nations join in the conflict (mutual defense pacts and all).

After 6 days Israel comes out victorious and with more territory.

Nations that fought against Israel were Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and Iraq.

Israeli forcesArab forces
50,000 + 214,000 reservists547,000
300 aircraft957 aircraft
800 tanks2,504 tanks

Clearly Israel was outnumbered and they were being attacked from a few different fronts. However don't underestimate the skill of the Israeli's.

Israeli CasualtiesArab Casualties
800 killed21,000 killed
2,563 wounded45,000 wounded
15 prisoners6,000 prisoners

The Arab nations that despise Israel are very aware of the superior training of the Israelis. They despise them and curse them. It won't be long until they try to harm Israel again by very destructive means.

Check out this article from the Jerusalem Post: Ahmadinejad: Israel causing Palestinian holocaust

Your thoughts?