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To See Things Through

July 17th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

Excerpts from “To See Things Throught” by John P. Schumake.

A number of years ago I picked up a book entitled, Nostradamus, The Man Who Saw Through Time. Interestingly, the author, Lee McCann completed and published the book in 1941, so his speculations about Events of World War II, Hitler’s activities, and many future events are interesting when considering that the author did not know the outcome of the events.

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Rising Tide

May 22nd, 2011 by Juan Zapatero

In 1911 Tecumseh gave his farewell address.
There is a story that there is a great River called the Sambatyon, and that the ten lost tribes cannot cross it because it is too turbulent
After he bows low before the sheiks of oil, he bows down lower before a sea of oil.

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Getting What You Paid For

May 15th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

I have an FST (friendliness span time) of about 6 hours. Well, actually, that’s an FSTWWWNP (friendliness span time when working with new people). The other day I had to purchase a new set of security certificates for a company I work for. We thought we’d try a new provider, someone with much lower prices. […]

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Loosed the Fateful Lightning

May 1st, 2011 by John P. Schumake

A friend asked me, “Do you think that Armageddon could happen in just a year and a half?” alluding to the December 2012 date that the ancient Mayans have provided us for Who Knows What.My answer was, “Yes, of course.” Just as the spreading of the gospel and the Rise of Christianity was rendered possible […]

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Are We Out of the Bretton Woods Yet?

April 10th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

Excerpts from “Are We Out of the Bretton Woods Yet?”

The Federal Accumulated debt (what we owe everyone) has exceeded 14 trillion dollars. That means that we can’t pay it back, but worse, we can scarcely pay the interest to all of our creditors, who include foreign countries organizations and individuals, whoever buys treasury bills…
…The Democrats have taken the attitude, “Since we can’t hope to pay any of this back, let’s just print more money, and as long as we are going down the toilet, let’s go out with a loud flush.” …
Nixon basically said, “Enough of this, we’re off the gold standard.” He told the Europe to basically go French themselves. A pall of silence was instantly cast across Europe and all of the investors in France immediately began to Alouette themselves…
…“Quantitative easing” he calls it. While it might be fine to print more shares when there is an incredible demand for your stock, and the printing of more shares is appropriately adjusted into the value, it is not good to do so when the demand is down and you are only doing it because you need money. This is what the Obama administration is doing. They need money to support their binging. They argue that a weakened dollar will invite more foreign purchases. While that might possibly have been true if Europe and Asia were experiencing a robust economy with substantial growth, that simply is not the case right now…

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Putting The Cart Before The Horse

April 3rd, 2011 by John P. Schumake

Why doesn’t it pay to put the cart before the horse?
…I will, however tell you this, “Giddy-Up” is just a quickened form of the phrase, “Get ye up.”
…which was said to have been one of the most cherished works in Thomas Jefferson’s library, until, of course, the library caught fire…
I would like to conclude these ramblings with a few wise words from Jethro Tull – not the Rock Band Jethro Tull, but the Jethro Tull who was born in March of 1674…

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The Hand

March 20th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

Excerpts from ‘The Hand’ by John P. Schumake
I suppose we are forever in danger of losing those links to our past, links that require you to research the historical significance of phrases we use today…
I was watching porpoises out on the Gulf of Mexico surfacing and diving. Their sleek black and white bodies followed a graceful and almost soundless arch out of, and then back into the water…
… The image of what we are becomes a little blurred. For a while, propelled out on the waves, or stepping through a field the image of the Creator becomes apparent…

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Ethics In Search Of Us

February 27th, 2011 by John P. Schumake

Excerpts from ‘Ethics In Search Of Us’

I have talked in the past with regard to what ‘our ethical behavior’ should be with regard to the treatment of bio-engineered creatures, … as we are on the threshold of beholding the scary, perhaps invasively and presumptuously wrong, but, nevertheless, inevitable…
As it may be inevitable that each of us may someday be sitting across a table from and having a conversation with someone who has four functioning eyeballs…

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