MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Mortgaging Tomorrow for What?

June 23rd, 2010 Viewed 1589 times

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Why is it that the people that we elect to office just don’t get it?

It seems like a brilliant plan: Let’s reward people who buy homes1 with money back if they buy in a specific time period—that’ll lower the cost of buying a house now, so more people will buy houses, and that’ll boost the economy.

Except it’s foolish on two levels.

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Personal vs. Business

January 20th, 2010 Viewed 1837 times, 1 so far today

OfComm Series Isn’t it amazing?  You go to multiple people, you get different answers!

As you know, I make money off blogging.  I make it in various ways, but I’m no where close to making money exclusively off blogging.

However, I’d like to have a separate account for the thing so I can manage it better.

Every time I try to ask someone how I should go about this, when the good breakpoint is, etc. I get wildly different answers—sometimes from the same person.

You would think that it would benefit banks to actually have a clear answer.

So It’s Ok if We’re Slaves to China?

September 25th, 2009 Viewed 1670 times

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One of the common refrains that have been sung over and over recently is how that “going green” will help us to declare freedom from foreign oil—because we’ll need less of it.  In essence, what our government is trying to tell us is that we are slaves to foreign oil, having to pay them lavish amounts of money and we are at their bidding to a degree.

The problem that I have is that this same government is selling us into slavery of other foreign countries—most notably, China—and yet they don’t seem to be singing about how bad that slavery is.

How Does $1 a Day Sound?

June 24th, 2009 Viewed 2079 times, 1 so far today

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A program in Greensboro, NC has added a financial incentive to keeping pure— $1 a day for ever day that they keep from getting pregnant.

Brown said she hopes the program, which pays $1 each day to 12-to-18-year-old girls, will keep them from getting pregnant. In addition to remaining pregnancy-free, the girls must also attend weekly meetings.

The program is funded by a four-year grant from the state.

Too Big To Fail?

March 9th, 2009 Viewed 2184 times

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In case you’re new to the planet, many things in this life happen in cycles.  Whether it’s the seasons, the stock market, or governments, there are times where things grow and time where things contract, and it’s for the good of all things.

A recession or contraction is actually beneficial for an economy, because it’s a time where companies are tested—a time where dross is wiped away, where excess is eliminated, and new business is allowed to start and flourish.

The Financial Mess Is Good

October 30th, 2008 Viewed 2026 times, 1 so far today

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It’s kinda weird to talk about, in light of what’s going on in my life, but in a strange way this credit mess can actually be a good thing, if you look at it with the right perspective.

Up until now, credit has made up a large portion of our GDP.  It’s been a big part of household spending, and it’s been destined for failure.

Stimulus Package as Socialism

October 13th, 2008 Viewed 2413 times

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So, the Democrats are discussing having yet another stimulus package to help us through this crisis.  We have come a long way from when stimulus packages were just a gimmick when Pres. George W. Bush had one in his first year in office.

However, I think that this is a bad idea.

Dreaming of a One World Currency

October 11th, 2008 Viewed 4921 times, 1 so far today

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I’ve always believed that one of the signs that we would be near the One World Order that marked the beginning of the tribulation period would be the rise of a One World Currency.  The widely popular Left Behind Series has three currencies at the beginning of it, and they become one during the series.

However, I wasn’t too sure how a one world currency would work—and why each nation would give up control of their money.  It seems much more possible now…

The Bailout and Duck Tales

October 2nd, 2008 Viewed 2866 times

ducktales Who would have guessed you could learn so much about inflation from a kid’s cartoon?

I used to watch Duck Tales and the whole Disney afternoon back in the 80s and 90s, and though I don’t remember the episode you’ll see after the jump, there’s quite the simple explanation of why just pumping more money into the economy will not help the situation.  It’s just extending the bubble and pushing the delaying the crash.

Caring for One Another in the Age of Affluence

July 28th, 2008 Viewed 2038 times

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Over this weekend tragedy struck a family in our church.  It happened right at the end of my garage sale—or at least that’s when I saw it.

I was on my way back to the church to return some tables that I had borrowed when I saw smoke billowing across the main artery I was on.  I figured it was a house on fire based on the amount of smoke and the number of fire engines in the area.

It didn’t even occur to me that it could be someone I knew.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.