Got questions? Think it's better to sort through it ourselves than to listen to political spin all day long? Tired of the special interest advertisements? Tired of politicians saying it's un-American to dispute this bill?
Don't be like the 900 out of 1,000 people that signed a petition to ban the chemical compound Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO).
What is DHMO? It is a potentially deadly compound. It is colorless and odorless. Sometimes known as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide or Hydronium Hydroxide. It is found in many, many products, even baby food and baby formula! It's even found in beer and carbonated beverages. A surprising study found that even after careful washing, food that has been contaminated by DHMO remains tainted by DHMO.
It is even used in PUBLIC swimming pools to maintain proper chemical balance. Death can easily occur even by inhaling small quantities of DHMO. prolonged exposure to solid form DHMO will cause severe tissue damage. Excessive ingestion of DHMO typically produces a number of unpleasant though often non-deadly side-effects. It is used as an industrial solvent and coolant...it's even used in nuclear power plants.
DHMO has even been used in large quantities by elite athletes to improve athletic performance. They will often consume large quantities of DHMO prior to a race to maintain a competitive edge.
Watch for these symptoms of accidental overdose from Dihydrogen Monoxide: - Profuse sweating - Excessive urination - Bloating - Vomiting - Nausea - Confusion (due to electrolyte imbalance and/or Hyponatremia)
What is Dihydrogen Monoxide? It is H2O - yes, water.
So please, don't be like the 900 out of 1,000 people that signed a test petition to ban WATER. Always check facts, not hype. Check your resources...be solidly informed.
Brew a few pots of coffee, sit down over the weekend and read through it...all 1081 pages in it's entirety (at a MINIMUM, read for yourself the "troubling" aspects of this bill). Support it...or stand against it - but don't do it blindly.
• Page 16: States that if you have insurance at the time of the bill becoming law and change, you will be required to take a similar plan. If that is not available, you will be required to take the government option! • Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure! • Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed! • Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process) • Page 42: The "Health Choices Commissioner" will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None. • Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services. • Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard. • Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer. • Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans (example: SEIU, UAW and ACORN) • Page 72: All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange. • Page 84: All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange (i.e., total government control of private plans) • Page 91: Government mandates linguistic infrastructure for services; translation: illegal aliens • Page 95: The Government will pay ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan. • Page 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter. • Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No "judicial review" is permitted against the government monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed. • Page 127: The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages. • Page 145: An employer MUST auto-enroll employees into the government-run public plan. No alternatives. • Page 126: Employers MUST pay healthcare bills for part-time employees AND their families. • Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays an 8% tax on payroll • Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll
A friend of mine sent me an email directing me to an on-line poll/petition to keep "In God We Trust" on US Currency. I had a bit of an epiphany right there on the spot and this was my response back to him...
With all that Jesus had to say about money...about where our true treasure is, the love of money...how hard it is for a rich man to enter heaven, etc, etc, I'm growing more and more inclined to think that God/Jesus abhor the idea that their name IS on money.
Here is a quote from Mahatma Gandhi:
"I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. The materialism of affluent Christian countries appears to contradict the claims of Jesus Christ that says it's not possible to worship both Mammon and God at the same time."
...and we...you and I both are VERY rich indeed. Does that concern you?
Our supposed "christian" nation is not, and I'd be surprised if even 20% of the people in churches are truly saved. We need real world, honest persecution in the American church. It's coming and it's going to be very hard...but it won't be difficult to know the saved from the unsaved from the false convert.
Removing "In God We Trust" is not persecution, neither is having the manger scene removed from public display...not even the removal of the Ten Commandments from public court buildings. What is "real" persecution? Check out The Voice of the Martyrs for some ideas.
I've struggled to come up with a title for this blog entry that would entice men to watch this two part video on YouTube. It runs 16 minutes total. Gianna Jessen is an abortion survivor and she faces living life for Christ like David facing Goliath. She stands strong for Christ like few men I have met and few I've heard of outside of scripture.
Men...if you mustered the courage to stick it through both parts of the video. How are you challenged and what will you DO with Gianna's challenge? Abortion is certainly an atrocity that we need to PRAY against and educate the world about.
...but more to the point of our lives as believers - Are you willing to stand up and be hated for Christ by delivering his truth unwaveringly and with great love, passion and compassion?
Who is Jesus? How can I be more like Him?
Working out my salvation with fear and trembling one day, one argument, one verse, one sermon, one sin, one step, one person, one fight, one struggle, one praise, one heart beat AT A TIME.
"If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for." - CH Spurgeon