“CURRENTLY, THE SAUDI ROYALS are dumping oil onto the markets to bring down the price of crude and force oil companies to shut down wells and shale operations in the United States and Canada.”

At least they’re not destroying churches, but that’s because there’s never been one. It’s illegal to pray privately in your own home, though. – William J. Murray, WND

If you’re old enough to remember Madelyn Murray O’Hair, the militant atheist who got prayer thrown out of US schools, the author of this piece is her son. (In blood and name only, that is, definitely not in belief or behavior.)

TWO WAYS TO DESTROY A THING

Posted: April 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

“THERE ARE two ways to destroy a thing. You can either run it at while swinging a hammer with both hands or you can attack its structure until it no longer means anything. The left hasn’t gone all out by outlawing marriage, instead it has deconstructed it, taking apart each of its assumptions, from the economic to the cooperative to the emotional to the social, until it no longer means anything at all. … You can abolish democracy by banning the vote or you can do it by letting people vote as many times as they want, by letting small children and foreigners vote, until no one sees the point in counting the votes or taking the process seriously.” – Daniel Greenfield, http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-deconstruction-of-marriage.html

1. Figure out what you’re good at that people will pay to have done for them.
2. Buy a state business license (about $50-$100), which is good for a year.
3. Write a resume explaining your skills, any degrees or honors earned, and previous experience, as succinctly as possible (not over 1 page). No typos allowed here, so have someone else read it, and mechanically spellcheck it on Word or whatever program you use.
4. Get written recommendations from people you have worked for who were happy with your work. If the people are busy, draft a quick, easy statement for them to sign (not over 3 sentences), and get them to sign it. Make plenty of copies and keep the original.
5. Take or email a copy of your resume and your recommendations to anyone you think might be looking for help. Be sure it is in hard copy whenever possible, because they can’t delete that; they have to put that pesky physical piece of paper somewhere, and nobody wants to be in trouble for throwing away something the boss might want to see at some future time. Ergo, they will pass it on.
6. Don’t overlook state or local government offices, even if that’s not your eventual goal.
7. Be sure to state that you are a licensed contractor, are willing to work on a temporary or per-assignment basis, and will return their calls or emails immediately, and then do so if they respond. This tells employers that you are responsible, and they don’t have to claim you as employee, deduct withholding, pay your insurance, or make any future commitments in case their own businesses go south.
8. Keep all your backup as proof that you are actively searching for a job (some/most states require this for unemployment benefit purposes).
9. File for unemployment yourself, and do it immediately. Don’t forget the first week of a claim is the “waiting week,” and you won’t get paid anything. Above all, don’t diss yourself; UI is an insurance program, not welfare, and you have probably paid for whatever you will receive many times over by paycheck deductions made in better economic times, when you didn’t even realize they were being taken out of your check.
10. Smile and look to the future. Nothing stays the same forever.

I’ve been in both scenarios, making eligibility decisions as an employee of my state unemployment office, and also as the person whose job has been discontinued, wondering where to turn next. This is my best advice for anyone in the second situation.

“I WAS STUNNED AND SHOCKED. He looked like a man. He did not look like a woman…”
Not knowing why the person was in the women’s locker room, Cormier said she immediately complained to the front desk and eventually to corporate offices.
“They told me the same thing, that he was allowed in there because that’s the sex he wants to be,” Cormier said. – Moonbattery (more…)

In what must be his best column ever, Matt Barber explains this kindly — but without pulling punches — to “gays” looking for Bible-believing Christians to entrap. If they would just patronize companies that support their cause — and there are many — this would not even be an issue. But the truth is it’s not cake the activists want, but submission.

“THIS IS NOTHING NEW. WE CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN INFURIATING PAGANS BY REFUSING TO BEND ON TRUTH FOR OVER 2,000 YEARS.” – Matt Barber, WND

YEP! Samsung’s Smart TV manual warns: “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party through your use of Voice Recognition.” (http://www.samsung.com/sg/info/privacy/smarttv.html) – (No author), WND (more…)

Reputable sources agree upwards of 20% of children are victimized, mostly by career offenders. And where’s a better place for a “professional liar” to hide than a school, youth group or church? Please read this and seriously consider it. If you’re thinking it can’t happen to your kids without your knowledge, you are wrong.

“THE FACT THAT A SEXUAL OFFENDER is not off-putting but might actually have lots of good qualities makes it very difficult to pinpoint one. … Offenders are professional liars—very skillful at what they do because they’ve done it for years. They’ve lied to everyone in their lives …”Pastor Tim Challies, Challies.org (more…)