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Monday, September 25, 2017

Theology 101 Course, Hillsdale College + links to all other Hillsdale Courses

Theology 101, Lecture 1 of 10, Western Theological Tradition, Hillsdale College
(Plus links to all 10 lectures, the Test & to other Hillsdale Courses):
https://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/theology-101/lecture-1/lecture-1
"Overview The English word theology is rooted in the Greek words for God (theos) and reason or speech (logos). The gift of speech or reason, given by God to man, enables us to think about God and to worship Him. One of the chief aims of the liberal arts and their study at Hillsdale College is to understand what kind of being man is, as well as his purpose, which in turn makes it possible to begin to understand man’s relationship to God."
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Theology 101: The Western Theological Tradition
The Lectures:
https://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/theology-101/home/schedule

1 of 10) 'Theology at Hillsdale College'
Larry P. Arnn
April 10, 2017
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/theology-101/lecture-1/lecture-1

2 of 10) 'The God of Grace in Judaism and the Hebrew Bible'
Donald J. Westblade
April 17, 2017
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/theology-101/lecture-02/lecture-2

3 of 10) 'The God of Grace in Christianity and the New Testament'
Donald J. Westblade
April 24, 2017
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/theology-101/lecture-03/lecture-3

4 of 10) 'God and Grace in the Trinitarian Controversy'
Jordan Wales
May 1, 2017
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/theology-101/lecture-04/lecture-4

5 of 10) 'The Life of Grace and the Pelagian Controversy'
Jordan Wales
May 8, 2017
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/theology-101/lecture-05/lecture-5

6 of 10) 'Thomas Aquinas on Nature, Grace and Life in God'
Jordan Wales
May 15, 2017
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/theology-101/lecture-06/lecture-6" target="_new">http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/theology-101/lecture-06/lecture-6

7 of 10) 'Martin Luther on Justification'
Thomas J. Burke
May 22, 2017
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/theology-101/lecture-07/lecture-7

8 of 10) 'The Council of Trent on Justification'
Thomas J. Burke
May 29, 2017
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/theology-101/lecture-08/lecture-8

9 of 10) 'Christianity and the Enlightenment'
Donald J. Westblade
June 5, 2017
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/theology-101/lecture-09/lecture-9

10 of 10) 'Knowing God in the 20th Century'
Jordan Wales
June 12, 2017
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/theology-101/lecture-10/lecture-10

11) Final Quiz
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/theology-101/final-quiz/theology-101---final-quiz
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The Lecturers:

Larry P. Arnn is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College, where he is also a professor of politics and history. He received his B.A. from Arkansas State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School.

Thomas J. Burke is the William and Berniece Grewcock Professor in the Humanities at Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from Baylor University, his M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, his M.A. from Michigan State University, a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Jordan Wales is assistant professor of theology at Hillsdale College. He received his B.S. from Swarthmore College, his M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh, a postgraduate diploma in theology from Linacre College at Oxford University, and his M.T.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame.

Donald J. Westblade is assistant professor of religion at Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from Williams College, his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and his M.A. and M. Phil. from Yale University.
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Other Hillsdale College Online Courses are listed at
https://online.hillsdale.edu/dashboard/courses
which include:

'Introduction to the Constitution'
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/constitution-2017/home/course-schedule
The American Founders believed that the principles of the Declaration and the Constitution were not simply preferences for their own day, but were truths that the sovereign and moral people of America could always rely on as guides in their pursuit of happiness. This course considers the principles of the American Founding—which are described most famously and concisely in the Declaration of Independence—as well as key features of American government based on those principles. Led by Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn, the course also examines the major challenges posed by Progressivism to American constitutionalism.

'Theology 101: The Western Theological Tradition'
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/theology-101/home/schedule
The Western theological tradition stretches back thousands of years to the time of the ancient Hebrews. This tradition has had a profound impact on the development of Western Civilization as a whole. This course will consider the origins and development of Western theology from the Old Testament through the twentieth century.

'American Heritage—From Colonial Settlement to the Current Day'
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/american-heritage/schedule
On July 4, 1776, America—acting under the authority of “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”—declared its independence from Great Britain. The new nation, founded on the principle that “all Men are created equal,” eventually grew to become the most prosperous and powerful nation in the world. This course will consider the history of America from the colonial era to the present, including major challenges to the Founders’ principles.

'The U.S. Supreme Court'
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/supreme-court/schedule
Article III of the U.S. Constitution vests the judicial power “in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.” According to Federalist 78, the judicial branch “will always be the least dangerous” to the liberty of the American people. Yet, judicial decisions have done much to advance a Progressive agenda that poses a fundamental threat to liberty. This course will consider several landmark Supreme Court cases in relation to the Founders’ Constitution.

'Shakespeare: Hamlet and The Tempest'
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/shakespeare/schedule
One of the world’s greatest poets, William Shakespeare is the author of plays that have been read and performed for more than 400 years. A close study of his works reveals timeless lessons about human nature, which offer a mirror for examining one’s own character. In Hamlet and The Tempest, Shakespeare considers those virtues and vices that make self-government and statesmanship possible or impossible to achieve.

'Public Policy from a Constitutional Viewpoint'
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/public-policy/schedule
The American Founders wrote a Constitution that established a government limited in size and scope, whose central purpose was to secure the natural rights of all Americans. By contrast, early Progressives rejected the notion of fixed limits on government, and their political descendants continue today to seek an ever-larger role for the federal bureaucracy in American life. In light of this fundamental and ongoing disagreement over the purpose of government, this course will consider contemporary public policy issues from a constitutional viewpoint.

'Athens and Sparta'
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/athens-and-sparta/schedule
A study of the ancient Greek cities of Athens and Sparta is essential for understanding the beginning of the story of Western Civilization. Moreover, such a study reveals timeless truths about the human condition that are applicable in any age. This course will consider life and government in Athens and Sparta, examine their respective roles in the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars, and offer some conclusions regarding their continuing relevance.

'An Introduction to C.S. Lewis: Writings and Significance'
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/cslewis/home/schedule
C.S. Lewis was the greatest Christian apologist of the twentieth century. He was also the author of works of fiction, including The Chronicles of Narnia, and of philosophy, including The Abolition of Man. This course will consider Lewis’s apologetics and his fiction, as well as his philosophical and literary writings, and their continuing significance today.

'Winston Churchill and Statesmanship'
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/churchill/home/schedule
Winston Churchill was the greatest statesman of the 20th century, and one of the greatest in all of history. From a young age, Churchill understood the unique dangers of modern warfare, and he worked to respond to them. Though best known for his leadership during World War II, he was also a great defender of constitutionalism. A close study of Churchill’s words and deeds offers timeless lessons about the virtues, especially prudence, required for great statesmanship.

'The Federalist Papers'*
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/federalist-papers/home/course-schedule
Written between October 1787 and August 1788, The Federalist Papers is a collection of newspaper essays written in defense of the Constitution. Writing under the pen name Publius, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay explain the merits of the proposed Constitution, while confronting objections raised by its opponents. Thomas Jefferson described the work as “the best commentary on the principles of government, which ever was written.” This course will explore major themes of The Federalist Papers, such as the problem of majority faction, separation of powers, and the three branches of government.

'A Proper Understanding of K-12 Education: Theory and Practice'
http://online.hillsdale.edu/courses/education/home/edu-course-schedule
The American Founders recognized the central importance of education for the inculcation of the kind of knowledge and character that is essential to the maintenance of free government. For example, the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 states, “Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.” This course will consider the older understanding of the purpose of education, the more recent Progressive approach that has become dominant today, and some essential elements of K-12 education.

'The Presidency and the Constitution'
http://online.hillsdale.edu/course/pres101/schedule
This free, 10-week, not-for-credit course, taught by the Hillsdale College politics faculty, will help you understand the structure and function of executive power in the American constitutional order. The course begins with the place of the president in the constitutionalism of the Founding Fathers and examines how that role has changed with the rise of the modern Progressive administrative state.

'Great Books 102: Renaissance to Modern'
http://online.hillsdale.edu/course/books102/schedule
This 11-week, not-for-credit course, taught by Hillsdale College faculty, will introduce you to great books from the Renaissance through the modern era. You will explore the writings of Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, Austen, Twain, and more. This course will challenge you to seek timeless lessons regarding human nature, virtue, self-government, and liberty in the pages of the great books.

'Constitution 101: The Meaning & History of the Constitution'
http://online.hillsdale.edu/page.aspx?pid=2671
Taught by the Hillsdale College Politics faculty, this course will introduce you to the meaning and history of the United States Constitution. The course will examine a number of original source documents from the Founding period, including especially the Declaration of Independence and The Federalist Papers. The course will also consider two significant challenges to the Founders’ Constitution: the institution of slavery and the rise of Progressivism.

'Great Books 101: Ancient to Medieval'
http://online.hillsdale.edu/page.aspx?pid=2671
This 11-week, not-for-credit course, taught by Hillsdale College faculty, will introduce you to great books from antiquity to the medieval period. You will explore the writings of Homer, St. Augustine, Dante, and more. This course will challenge you to seek timeless lessons regarding human nature, virtue, self-government, and liberty in the pages of the great books.

'Economics 101: The Principles of Free Market Economics'
http://online.hillsdale.edu/page.aspx?pid=2671
This is a free, ten-week, not-for-credit online course offered by Hillsdale College. With introductory and concluding lectures by Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn, the eight lectures at its core—taught by Gary Wolfram, the William E. Simon Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Hillsdale College—will focus on the foundational principles of the free market. Topics will include the relationship of supply and demand, the “information problem” behind the failure of central planning, the rise of macroeconomics under the influence of John Maynard Keynes, and the 2008 financial crisis.

'History 101: Western Heritage, From the Book of Genesis to John Locke'
http://online.hillsdale.edu/westernheritage
This is a free, ten-week, not-for-credit online course offered by Hillsdale College. With an introductory lecture by Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn, the nine lectures—by members of Hillsdale College's history department faculty—will focus on key aspects of the beginning of Western civilization and its Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian heritage.

'Constitution 201: The Progressive Rejection of the Founding & the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism'
http://online.hillsdale.edu/page.aspx?pid=1185
This is a free, ten-week, not-for-credit online course offered by Hillsdale College. With introductory and concluding lectures by Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn, the nine lectures—taught by members of Hillsdale College's politics department faculty—are a continuation of Constitution 101 (2012): The Meaning & History of the Constitution. These lectures will focus on the importance of the principles of the American Founding and the current assault on them by the Progressives.

Other Lectures and Programs

'Hillsdale Dialogues'
https://online.hillsdale.edu/hillsdaledialogues
A Survey of Great Books, Great Men, and Great Ideas, A Weekly series featuring Hillsdale President Larry Arnn, national radio host Hugh Hewitt, and members of the Hillsdale College faculty.

'Kirby Center Lectures Archive'
http://kirbycenter.hillsdale.edu/resources/videos?_ga=2.250714374.1039137286.1506235156-1369068498.1503286297
Hillsdale College's Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C.

'Hillsdale College on YouTube'
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp5ZjtSZgURJy9EbuBCUlSA
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Who were the "Antifederalists?"
http://teachingamericanhistory.org/fed-antifed/antifederalist/

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Be Good ...

"Do not act as if thou wert going years. Death hangs over thee.  While thou livest, while it in thy power, be good." (IV.17, trans., George Long, 1862)
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"Soon you'll be ashes or bones.  A mere name at most - and even that is just a sound, an echo.  The things we want in life are empty, stale, trivial."  (v.33, trans. Gregory Hays, 2002)
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"From Fronto I learned to observe what envy, and duplicity, and hypocrisy are in a tyrant, and that generally those among us who are called Patricians, are rather deficient in paternal affection." -- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations (170-180), (b.26Apr121 AD -d.17Mar180 AD), Roman Emperor 161 AD -180 AD [Marcus Aurelius (Latin: Caesar Marcus, Aurelisu Antoninus Augustus)]
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Lazurus Long - Longevity: Kurzweill Newsletter

Lazarus Long* - KurzweilAI Newsletter, Weekly Edition, LATEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NEWS | May 6, 2016. "This vitamin stops the aging process in organs, say Swiss researchers."A potential breakthrough for regenerative medicine, pending further studies, EPFL researchers have restored the ability of mice organs to regenerate and extend life by simply administering nicotinamide riboside (NR) to them. NR has been shown in previous studies to be effective in boosting metabolism and treating a number of degenerative diseases. Now, an article by PhD student Hongbo Zhang published in Science also describes the restorative effects [...] MORE | http://kurzweilai.us1.list-manage.com/track/click…
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"EPFL researchers have restored the ability of mice organs to regenerate and extend life by simply administering nicotinamide riboside (NR) to them.
NR has been shown in previous studies to be effective in boosting metabolism and treating a number of degenerative diseases. Now, an article by PhD student Hongbo Zhang published in Science also describes the restorative effects of NR on the functioning of stem cells for regenerating organs.
As in all mammals, as mice age, the regenerative capacity of certain organs (such as the liver and kidneys) and muscles (including the heart) diminishes. Their ability to repair them following an injury is also affected. This leads to many of the disorders typical of aging.
Mitochondria —> stem cells —> organs
To understand how the regeneration process deteriorates with age, Zhang teamed up with colleagues from ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich, and universities in Canada and Brazil. By using several biomarkers, they were able to identify the molecular chain that regulates how mitochondria — the “powerhouse” of the cell — function and how they change with age. “We were able to show for the first time that their ability to function properly was important for stem cells,” said Auwerx.
Under normal conditions, these stem cells, reacting to signals sent by the body, regenerate damaged organs by producing new specific cells. At least in young bodies. “We demonstrated that fatigue in stem cells was one of the main causes of poor regeneration or even degeneration in certain tissues or organs,” said Zhang.
How to revitalize stem cells
Which is why the researchers wanted to “revitalize” stem cells in the muscles of elderly mice. And they did so by precisely targeting the molecules that help the mitochondria to function properly. “We gave nicotinamide riboside to 2-year-old mice, which is an advanced age for them,” said Zhang.
“This substance, which is close to vitamin B3, is a precursor of NAD+, a molecule that plays a key role in mitochondrial activity. And our results are extremely promising: muscular regeneration is much better in mice that received NR, and they lived longer than the mice that didn’t get it.”
Parallel studies have revealed a comparable effect on stem cells of the brain and skin. “This work could have very important implications in the field of regenerative medicine,” said Auwerx. This work on the aging process also has potential for treating diseases that can affect — and be fatal — in young people, like muscular dystrophy (myopathy).
So far, no negative side effects have been observed following the use of NR, even at high doses. But while it appears to boost the functioning of all cells, it could include pathological ones, so further in-depth studies are required.
Abstract of NAD+ repletion improves mitochondrial and stem cell function and enhances life span in mice
Adult stem cells (SCs) are essential for tissue maintenance and regeneration yet are susceptible to senescence during aging. We demonstrate the importance of the amount of the oxidized form of cellular nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) and its impact on mitochondrial activity as a pivotal switch to modulate muscle SC (MuSC) senescence. Treatment with the NAD+ precursor nicotinamide riboside (NR) induced the mitochondrial unfolded protein response (UPRmt) and synthesis of prohibitin proteins, and this rejuvenated MuSCs in aged mice. NR also prevented MuSC senescence in the Mdx mouse model of muscular dystrophy. We furthermore demonstrate that NR delays senescence of neural SCs (NSCs) and melanocyte SCs (McSCs), and increased mouse lifespan. Strategies that conserve cellular NAD+ may reprogram dysfunctional SCs and improve lifespan in mammals.
references:
Hongbo Zhang, Dongryeol Ryu, Yibo Wu, Karim Gariani, Xu Wang, Peiling Luan, Davide D’amico, Eduardo R. Ropelle, Matthias P. Lutolf, Ruedi Aebersold, Kristina Schoonjans, Keir J. Menzies, Johan Auwerx. NAD repletion improves mitochondrial and stem cell function and enhances lifespan in mice. Science, 2016 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf2693"
Topics: Biomed/Longevity
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Robert Harrold * Lazarus Long - Article excerpted from: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazarus_Long
"This article is about the fictional character. For the "New Utopia" founder, see Lazarus Long (micronationalist).
First appearance: Methuselah's Children
Last appearance: To Sail Beyond the Sunset
Created by science fiction writer, Robert A. Heinlein
Birth year: 1912
Birth place: Earth
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Known for: Oldest (fictional) member of the human race
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Full name: Woodrow Wilson Smith
Aliases: Ernest Gibbons, Captain Aaron Sheffield, "Happy" Daze, Proscribed Prisoner No. 83M2742, Mr. Justice Lenox, Dr. Lafayette 'Lafe' Hubert, Corporal Ted Bronson and His Serenity Seraphim the Younger, Supreme High Priest of the One God in All His Aspects and Arbiter Below and Above.
Gender: Male
Occupation: actor, musician, beggar, farmer, priest, pilot, politician, con artist, gambler, doctor, lawyer, banker, merchant, soldier, electronics technician, mechanic, restaurateur, investor, bordello manager, and slave.
Title: Senior
Family: Howard families
Children: Lapis Lazuli and Lorelei Lee (actually clones)
Nationality: American
Lazarus Long is a fictional character featured in a number of science fiction novels by Robert A. Heinlein. Born in 1912 in the third generation of a selective breeding experiment run by the Ira Howard Foundation, Lazarus (birth name Woodrow Wilson Smith) becomes unusually long-lived, living well over two thousand years with the aid of occasional rejuvenation treatments. Heinlein "patterned" Long on science fiction writer Edward E. Smith, mixed with Jack Williamson's fictional Giles Habibula.

His exact (natural) life span is never determined. In his introduction at the beginning of Methuselah's Children, he admits he is 213 years old. Approximately 75 years pass during the course of the novel; but because large amounts of this time are spent traveling interstellar distances at speeds approaching the speed of light, the 75-year measurement is an expression of the time elapsed in his absence rather than time seen from his perspective. At one point, he estimates his natural life span to be around 250 years; but this figure is not expressed with certainty. He acknowledges that such a long life span should not be expected as a result of a mere three generations of selective breeding, but offers no alternative explanation except by having a character declare, "A mutation, of course—which simply says that we don't know".

In Methuselah's Children, Long mentions visiting Hugo Pinero, the scientist appearing in Heinlein's first published story "Life-Line", who had invented a machine that precisely measured lifespan, but who refused to reveal the results of the machine in Lazarus's case and gave Lazarus his money back.

The promotional copy on the back of Time Enough for Love, the second book featuring Lazarus Long, states that Lazarus was "so in love with time that he became his own ancestor," but this never happens in any of the published books. In the book, Lazarus does travel back in time and is seduced by his mother; but this happens after his own birth. Heinlein did use a similar plot in the short story "—All You Zombies—", in which a character becomes both of his own parents.

A rugged individualist with a distrust of authority, Lazarus drifts from world to world, settling down periodically and leaving when the situation becomes too regimented for his taste—often just before an angry mob arrives to capture him.

The Lazarus Long set of books involve time travel, parallel dimensions, free love, individualism, and a concept that Heinlein named World as Myth—the theory that universes are created by the act of imagining them, such that even fictional worlds are real."
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Robert Harrold Audiobook - "To Sail Beyond the Sunset" - Robert A. Heinlein
Published on YouTube Sep 6, 2015: http://youtu.be/Q7ShwbtTrj0

Quoted from YouTube post: The millions of fans of Lazarus Long--probably Heinlein's most beloved character--will flock to this new tale, which continues adventures of the characters of "The Cat Who Walked Through Walls". From the author of "Stranger in a Strange Land" and "Time Enough for Love".

Maureen Johnson, the somewhat irregular mother of Lazarus Long, wakes up in bed with a man and a cat. The cat is Pixel, well-known to fans of the New York Times bestseller "The Cat Who Walks through Walls". The man is a stranger to her, and besides that, he is dead . . .

So begins Robert A. Heinlein's newest novel, "To Sail Beyond the Sunset". Filled with the master's most beloved characters, this compelling work broadens and enriches his epic visions of time and space, life and death, love and desire. It is also an autobiographical masterpiece--and a wondrous return to the alternate universes that all Heinlein fans have come to know and love...

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Now the U.S. Owes $175+ Trillion Dollars! (25Sep17) Up daily since o'tax'n spend was elected!

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The U.S. Deficit in 2007 was $9,007,653,372,262.48
The federal government has accumulated more new debt -- $3.22 trillion ($3,220,103,625,307.29) — during the tenure of the 111th Congress than it did during the first 100 Congresses combined, according to official debt figures published by the U.S. Treasury." -- By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews.com (Read The Full Story)
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3 years ago: The Debt ~ $125T+! Then Obama:  Up $22T+ in only 3 years! $22T to $26T+ by 2015!  Since November 2011 to January 2013 he has added $2 Trillion to the deficit!  States' Unfunded: $3.2T+! • (Dec10) From Jan'09 the deficit: $10.2T→$14.6T up $4.3T/42%! -- Federal unfunded liabilities total $84 trillion .. equal to 5.7 percent of the present value of all future GDP, which translates into about 31 percent of the long run federal revenue estimate,” the report states.  “Thus federal revenues would have to rise immediately and permanently to 24.1 percent of GDP to cover the fiscal imbalance.” (source: http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/16/report-federal-unfunded-liabilities-total-84-trillion/)
Federal obligations exceed world GDP! Is the US Gov't Bankrupt?Unfunded a myth?
Deficit: $ national debt Totals Source: http://www.usdebtclock.orgUnfunded Liabilities: $ 107,599,889,000,000 (25Sep17)
Many Americans actually pay $1 out of ever $2 earned to some form of tax while ~50% of people pay no taxes!  Do you pay your bills?  The Fed takes $3 in and spends $5.  Debt per citizen: $51,985 - Debt per taxpayer: $142,513! (13Dec12)
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What were you doing in the last hour while the U.S. Gov't spent $188 Million Dollars of our money!  (Every Hour, Every Day!) (Apr11)   In 8 years, President Bush added $5 trillion to the national debt; President Obama, according to a revised Dec11 GAO report, added $4T+ to the U.S. deficit in 2011 alone!  The GAO estimates the deficit, including o'scamcare & mandates, may grow from $15T+ to over $26T+!  UPDATE: A little-noticed event occurred at approximately midnight on Monday, October 31, 2011.  The National Debt exceeded the GDP!  Imagine what these numbers are going to be now that Obama is reelected! (src)
A trillion seconds pass in 31,688 years.  At $1/sec it would take 41,194 years just to pay off o'tax'n spend's new Feb12-Feb13 added debt - 538,696 years to pay only the national debt or 4,404,632 years to settle the debt+unfunded liabilities!

"Over the last four years our national debt has risen nearly $6 trillion, and just last week the debt topped an astounding $16 trillion.  To put that in perspective, $16 trillion is enough money to fund the US military, along with the military of every NATO country combined… for the next sixteen years!  Government spending is projected to hit $3.8 trillion this year alone.  Even after every tax dollar paid by Americans has been counted, the government will still overspend by another $1.13 trillion.  Every single second of the day our government spends over $12,000.  So in the time it takes you to read this article, roughly five minutes, our government has spent $3.6 million.  It take four seconds for the government to spend what the average American earns in an entire year."  (source: by Tim Phillips 17Sep12 at TownHall.com)
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.  They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence … From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good." -- George Washington
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     It has been suggested that o'who?, the clown, and 'those who surround him' are not the bumbling fools they appear to be.  Nor are they one of the 'Three Stooges' but rather are shrewd implementation/drivers and fellow-travelers of policies designed to disarm the citizenry & collapse the American economy.  Why?  o'nocchio's grandiose scheme to "fundamentally transform America" is more than simple campaign rhetoric as can be seen by his use of "enabling acts" to circumvent the Constitution of the United States.  As Ollie used to say, "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."

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When Men Were Men - "Scots Wha Hae" Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 Listen to the poem A Speaker GIF Image. "Scots Wha Hae"

Values:   "Scots Wha Hae"  1] poem lyrics..text of "Bruce before Bannockburn" also known as "Scots wha hae", written by Robert Burns
Robert Burns b.1759-d.1796, 8May1794, The Morning Chronicle)  1] "Supposed to be addressed by Bruce to his soldiers before the Battle of Bannockburn against Edward II."
Listen A Speaker GIF Image. to the poem "Scots Wha Hae" read by Doug Robertson [3m55s],  Music by Steve McDonald from 'Bannockburn' [Stone of Destiny]" (.mp3, 3.7MB)
• alternate A Speaker GIF Image. ScotWha2.ram Stream in Real Audio (rm, 3m55s) re [ Robert Bruce's March to Bannockburn, Robert I, the Bruce (1274-1329) also know as Robert the Bruce, "The Hammer of the Scots" ] plus A Speaker GIF Image. "Scots, wha hae Wi' Wallace Bled," (midi, Scottish Songs) & .midi sequenced with lyrics [src] ***
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