Archive for February, 2012

Doomsday Bill in Wyoming

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

China and Japan want to bypass the U.S. Dollar in trade.

Russia does too.

India has raised its hand as well.

Now Wyoming is considering what to do in case the U.S. Dollar goes south:

Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.  Not a bad strategy.

The Day of Reckoning

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Matthew 25:19   After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

The Day of Reckoning follows the days, months, and years of preparation.  If we know that Our Lord will return and take account of our actions, what will HE say?  Will we be found predisposed with activities that matter not to the Kingdom of GOD?  Will our garages and houses be filled with “big boy” toys while our brothers and sisters live in poverty?  Will HE see us as an expression of HIS Love and character?

A man I know had an inheritance of some farmland.  At the same time he was pursuing a business opportunity to support his real passion: alternative energy.  He had no desire to be a farmer and never planned to pursue it.  His business was highly leveraged and caused him sleepless nights.  I asked the simple question, “Why are you holding on to the farmland?”  It had been in his family for years and the old homestead was on it.  “Why don’t you sell all of it except for the acreage where the homestead is and take the proceeds and get out of debt?  That would take the pressure off your business and provide the cash flow to pursue your passion.”  His inheritance was really the value of the farmland, not the land itself.  If he had a passion for farming, I would have suggested moving up to the farm and get to work.  As parents, we give our children inheritance to develop their calling, not ours.  We want them to utilize resource that will cause them to produce good fruit and multiply the blessing of their calling.  Is Our Heavenly Father any different?  We all have resources of some type that can be used for the Kingdom; some tangible, others intangible.  I will be addressing resource utilization in the months ahead.

“His lord said unto him, Well done, [thou] good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”

Who has the biggest debt issue?

Sunday, February 26th, 2012



U.S. Debt is expected to be $75,000 per capita by 2022.


Make yourself ready for when I call

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Everyday is a day of preparation for your calling.  You can use the time to prepare or you can simply consume it on your ego.  The choice is yours.  Our gifts are like magnets and they draw resources to us needed for them to develop and operate.  Astute parents will observe those gifts in their children and encourage their development.  Other parents will simply live their life through their children without regard for the unique gifts given to each.

Throughout Scripture we are given examples of preparation for the calling.  Joseph, the son of Jacob, was an example.  At seventeen, he was given a glimpse of his calling.  In his immaturity he boasted among his brethren.  Do you think that was the first time he boasted?  I would suggest his personality had already irritated his brothers and this was simply the latest example of his youthful arrogance.  He was already a good looking teenager and probably favored by Jacob.  The next 13 years of his life would be spent preparing him for his call.  What day would he finally ascend to his calling?

When he had been thrown into the pit, how do you think he felt about his calling then?  When he had been sold to the Midianites for twenty pieces of silver, how did this prepare him?  Joseph’s story is full of setbacks and hardships and each was designed to prepare him to be Zaphnath-Paaneah, Treasurer of the Glorious Rest.  To be the treasurer of the known world, you must be fully prepared to steward over such a great trust.  Was Joseph ready at the age of seventeen?  Obviously not.  It was needful for him to be severely tested and have all of those character flaws removed from him.  In his particular case, he had to be thrown into a foreign prison without any contact with his family.  He had to forsaken by his loved ones.  He had to be falsely accused without recourse.  Most of all, he had to be able to genuinely forgive.  Joseph had to learn and walk in unconditional love to become treasurer.  Yes, it was important for Joseph to have other qualities as well.  We call those gifts.  To be a treasurer you need to understand mathematics, accounting, value of assets, etc.  However to be treasurer for a kingdom, the most important requirement you need is Love, all others qualities are secondary.  Love insures that your actions will be directed toward the people you serve, not consumed on “self”.  You will be loyal to your calling because you are willing to give your life for your brethren.

Over the last four decades, I have encountered many people who were convinced they had a financial calling.  Often, it was their ego speaking and hoping that if they confessed it enough their confession would come to pass.  Faith comes by hearing the Word of Our Heavenly Father.  If HE didn’t speak it to you, don’t expect it to come to pass.  The call to treasurer is not really a glamorous call.  Yes, there is momentary situations of excitement.  When I was twenty-one I was completing my college degree and had begun working part-time at the largest bank in the state.  Over the Christmas holidays I worked extra hours in Commercial Receiving where the bank vault was located.  One of my duties was to count the vault cash.  It contained over $5 million in cash.  This was 1972 when $5 million was a  lot of money.  I was initially excited about being around so much money.  After about the fifth time of counting the vault, it became simply stacks of paper.

About ten years ago, I found myself sitting in an office in Geneva Switzerland working on a cash deal of $275 million.  Myself and two other gentlemen had been given the opportunity to invest the cash into certain investments not offered to the public.  In this arena greed is at its zenith.  Once it was found that the people we were dealing with might remove any roadblocks with extreme prejudice, I suddenly realized that the calling of treasurer was not as glamorous or exciting as I had pictured.  The higher the stakes, the more exposure to personal risks.  Unless Our Heavenly Father calls you, you do not want to walk among the wolves.  This is why it is so important to stay in your calling and don’t try to assume someone else’s.  As you prepare each day to walk in your calling, Our Heavenly Father will protect you from certain disaster just as HE did for me.

No matter what day your calling begins, you should treat every day as a day of preparation.  If you do nothing else, Love somebody!

Rain, Dust, and a Rainbow in OKC 2/20/12

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Comparing Gold in 1980

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

The following video provides an interesting comparison of the 1980 setting of gold investment versus today’s environment.  Though I am not familiar with the creators of this video nor do I endorse their website, they provide some interesting, concise statistics:

Men will continue the quest to control countries by controlling the medium of exchange.  Our Heavenly Father says in Haggai 2: 8 The silver [is] mine, and the gold [is] mine, saith the LORD of hosts.  Maybe that is why men don’t want to use these metals as the global medium of exchange.  Any attempt to manipulate would be met with judgment.

Disclosure and Disclaimer Statement:  Neither the information nor the opinions expressed should be construed as a solicitation to buy or sell any stock, currency or commodity. Investors are recommended to obtain the advice of a qualified investment advisor before entering into any transactions. The author has neither been paid nor received any other inducement to write this article or include this video.

Global Demand for $USD

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

What do the Russians and Chinese see that our mainstream media (MSM) isn’t telling us?




Thanks to Maverick for alerting me of these graphs!

Greece by the numbers

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

On Sunday, Greece was voting on the European bailout.  There were about 18,000 demonstrators, 5,000 police with tear gas, and 10 major buildings set on fire.  The European Union-assigned Greek Prime Minister (not voted in by Greeks) said, “"Vandalism, violence and destruction have no place in a democratic country and won’t be tolerated."  I guess his definition of a democracy varies from my understanding.  See:

“This behavior will not be tolerated”, said Prime Minister Lucas Papademos.  The country is in the midst of breaking down and the living standards are collapsing into a deflationary death spiral.  The annual rate of decline of the Greek GDP is 7%.  It is getting ugly!  A revolution is now on the horizon.  It now appears that timing is the issue.

Haircuts ahead at the casino

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Greek bonds are expected to settle at a 30% loss forcing bondholders to take a “haircut”.  This will create volatility in the gold market as it challenges the currency market.  Gold is 100% liquid and has no liability of man tied to it.  The ratings agencies are pounding the Eurobanks and countries.  Spain, Italy, and Portugal will demand the same favorable terms and those banks who own the bonds will immediately become illiquid.  The central banks will attempt to re-liquify those banks with additional quantitative easing.

Once again as history shows us, gold is heading towards a monetary system  to replace the current fiat system. Producing gold companies will act as utilities as they pay dividends from the majority of its profits to shareholders.  History repeatedly shows that good money, honest money, forces out bad money.  Between now and 2015 gold will return to the full valuation as the de facto reserve currency for trade settlement.  In my opinion, $4,500 per ounce is the minimum level to balance the current economic conditions.  $40,000 is worst case.  Who is this guy writing this blog?

I expect dramatic volatility ahead as the end of the current fiat monetary system once again gives way to a righteous system based on a standard of exchange that cannot be tampered with.  The current house of cards will not be able to withstand a major earthquake in the economic arena.  Absolute trust in Our Heavenly Father will be required to weather this transition.


Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Prestitute: “A noun, referring to a person in power who "sells out" for some personal gain, betraying his/her supposed ideals”.  Treachery is a deliberate betrayal of trust, never intending to the right thing.  Simple betrayal refers to a change of intent from loyalty to disloyalty. 

When words become frequent additions to media interviews, we can see a trend developing.  Just as the protests of the late 60’s and early 70’s, and the greed of the ‘80’s, the latest trends involve betrayal and treachery.  The landscape is now reflecting the hearts of men and women who were given the stewardship of power over society.  In the largest of plans, they were given the power and authority of stewardship that would reflect the mass “heart” of their society.  In past blogs I have spoken of the attitude of entitlement that prevails in the western world.  This attitude culminates at the top of the political and corporate arenas.  Men actually believe the media press releases generated about them.  Some of them started out with a noble cause but then betrayed the public’s trust.  Others were simply treacherous from the beginning, but the result is the same.  Greed is at the root of their intent and it takes on many forms.  Whether it be the adrenalin rush of hopping a private jet to Paris or having young women swoon at the power-clothed politician, the particular stroke to the ego results in an even greater appetite for more.

The recent settlement of mortgage fraud with five major banks is an interesting example.  The $25 Billion deal is expected to only cost the banks $5 Billion in cash.  The average exploited ex-homeowner will only received about $2,000 in cash.  Will that smooth over the loss of a home?  NBC reported that the settlement represents only 50-60% of the total profit of those banks for one year.  The cash portion is closer to 10%.  We wouldn’t want those institutions to suffer too much for wrecking the lives of millions of homeowners, or should I say former homeowners.  Will any of the executives go to jail for the dastardly deeds?  I doubt it.  A few mid-level officers may take the “perp” walk.

The exposure of the hearts of men is preparing us for the judgment to come.  This exposure is necessary just as it happens in a court of Law.  The facts must be exposed so that the judgment can be understood and administered.  The end of the age is at hand.  An awakening is an act or moment of becoming suddenly aware of something.  A Great Awakening has occurred in Scripture many times.  It usually starts with the phrase “And suddenly”.  You can view it as a cycle, a tipping point, a saturation point, but however you describe it, Our Heavenly Father activates HIS plan and those who have been prepared are suddenly thrust into the fullness of their calling.  Joseph was in prison one day and the number two man in authority the next.  Mordecai was at expected to hang one day and was exalted the next.

Purim will be celebrated March 8th this year.  In John 5, it is believed that Jesus arrived at the Temple on the Feast of Purim.  This is where the man was healed after 38 years of an infirmity.  This span of time tracks with the extended time in the wilderness before the children of Israel would enter into the Promised Land.  This man received power for restoration on that day.  His body responded and he was completely healed.  This is also the day that the hearts of those in authority were fully revealed. “Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.”  The man with the infirmity for 38 years was spending just another day enslaved in his condition, then suddenly…