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Just the Facts

$1,000,000,000,000.00 – Amount of money so far used in bailouts.
92,740,927 – Number of tax payers in 2006 (most recent statistics from the IRS)
4,637,046 – 5% of the tax payers (remember, 95% of us will not have any tax increases)
$215,654.53 – Tax that each of the tax payers will have to pay just to pay the principle of the bailouts. If 95% of tax paying Americans don’t have to pay any extra [See this video], then the 4.6 million taxpayers will have a tax increase of over 215 thousand dollars in 2010 just to pay off the bail …

LA Temple – Anthrax Scare

This was forwarded to me via email. I really liked it, so I am going to post it here.

My heart is overflowing with joy and gratitude to our Heavenly Father for His tender mercies and mighty miracles in our behalf. I just have to share this with you. As most of you know, I am a Temple ordinance worker and work the morning shift in the LA Temple every Saturday. Today, I had the privilege of translating sister Martz-the new assistant Matron’s-Message during our devotional.

She started like this “The prophet Joseph Smith said that no unhallowed hand …

Carbon Dioxide to be regulated by EPA

We are all saved from global climate change…. The EPA in its infinite wisdom has now declared the following gases as as endangering to us and need to be regulated. You can read their press release here at epa.gov.

EPA’s proposed endangerment finding is based on rigorous, peer-reviewed scientific analysis of six gases – carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride

So to protect us, the EPA has labeled these gases as bad, and are now in the process of pushing for legislation and regulations on these gases.

The proposed endangerment finding now enters the public

God the artist

I personally don’t think that I could have a happy, purposeful, and fulfilling life without a belief in God. And that is not a hypothesis I am not willing to test.

For me personally, if you were to take the magic of God and His wonder out of life, it would be a really boring, repetitive world to live in.

Is a sunset just the light bending around the Earth, or a rainbow just light shinning through rain drops, or a fresh blanket of snow just water crystals? Or is it something that God arranged so it would happen to …

Science vs. Religion rant

I am so tired of being told that I am small or little minded because I believe in a God. The science only camp would make you believe that I am some nut, crazy, or lunatic because I believe in something that cannot be seen, classified, or shown to exist. Well, I am putting the gauntlet down.

I remember my K-12 schooling years. I was told that there were ONLY three states of matter. You had solid, gas, and liquid. There were no other states matter could be in. It was either in a solid, gas or liquid state. But …

Christian in America on the decline

I was reading an article in Newsweek in the April 13, 2009 issue. The article was entitled “The End of Christian America“. This article quoted statistics from a survey done called “American Religious Identification Survey” or ARIS. It is a survey was collected from 54,461 respondents across the US. There were some trends that I think I personally think are disturbing.

The fact that the number of total Christians has decreased from 86.2% of the population in 1990 to 76.0% in 2008 worries me. And it is not because people are moving to different forms of religion, they are moving …

GREAT more SPAM

OK, this is funny. Now I am not only going to get Viagra and other Canadian Pharmacy spam, but since the increase in the Federal Tax on Cigarettes, I am going to have to deal with Cigarette spam.

Lets hear it again for the internet and federal taxes. I will now get a regular flow of 20% off coupons for smokes. Hey, but the last one says I will get a free Zippo Lighter.

Tax something enough, and you will see a black market for it.

Here is the cool ad I got today:

http://em-sender4.com/fb/fb/70B040A898A6E8A62C8E6C212C08E25AE2E77E9366E07B2DD5FB85A2C5B00EF6/show.aspx…

Gun ban… Lets spend the money on other things…

The recent attacks in PA, New York, and the gun problems in Mexico have all brought up the gun ban debate again. I always like to look at numbers. I personally think that money and effort should be put into other programs, etc to help prevent deaths than on gun control.

I will illustrate this point using the death rates of 2005 (this is the most recent mortality rate figures I could find). http://www.disastercenter.com/cdc

Homicides done by discharge of a firearm killed 420,000 citizens in the US. Accidental shootings 30,000. So if you add them all up (all deaths caused …