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Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Geithner Republican Irresponsibility

From AP:
Treasury-designate Timothy Geithner emerged unscathed from his confirmation hearing, apologizing for having failed to pay $34,000 in taxes earlier in the decade.
Tens of hundreds if not tens of thousands of Americans lost their property and/or freedom to the government for owing sums less than or equal to 1/10 of that tax debt as their own respective tax debt. For his own excessive debt to this country he barely suffers and then he gets an incredible responsibility, massive glory, fantastic honor, and massive power. The Republicans and the Democrats endorse this travesty; this is sick. Timothy Geithner's irresponsibility and bad behavior should not be rewarded; the Federal Legislators are being irresponsible by failing to take this fiend to task. The man charged with tight responsibility over federal economic matters should not be a man who not only makes an ordinary mistake but a man who willfully got away with cheating on his taxes. Other men have suffered more for lesser crimes quite literally!

I believe Timothy Geithner will be voted through with barely 2 or 6 votes against.

I do not know which of the behavior I have listed above is more disgusting. Feel free to comment by clicking the "Apologies" link below.

President Obama's Economic Irony, straight from Michigan

WLAJ interviewed economics Professor Charles Ballard regarding President Barack Obama and the financial crisis.

Professor Ballard, he who taught me the bulk of my knowledge of Microeconomics at Michigan State University (and who wrote his own textbook, not a mere course pack) is the go-to guy for all the local (television) news outlets whenever they need a sudden insight on something economic in their political reporting. In this instance Professor Ballard informed us that one of the best things President Obama can do and will attempt is to heal the American market/economy in part by restoring confidence in the economy.
to set a tone, a more optimistic tone, "let's-roll-up-our-sleeves" sort of tone. I think that has already had some positive effects--
Certainly a man with as much public influence as Barack Obama can instill and inspire consumer confidence to the extent that some benefit may occur for the country. (That is not a sarcastic statement).

(Click the above link for video, not article. I make no promises for how long it will stay up/active).

What got me incensed (I demand an apology, get it?) is that Senator Barack Obama, when he was merely a candidate for President, would and did run down the American economy all the time. The fact is that a man with as much influence as Presidential Candidate Barack Obama wielded, every word he uttered as to how poor the economy was hurt confidence in the economy. The cheapest economist will tell you that confidence in the US market has a relationship to its health and growth. When confidence decreases so does the health of the market. For his own political gain Barack Obama spent chunks of 2008 hurting the American economy for his own political gain. The damage done to the markets, the damage he did to the markets, caused people to lose money, lose their jobs, hurt families. He did it just to provide an opportunity to promise to repair the market.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Obedience to the Mosaic Law

Jesus Christ came to fulfill the Law, the Law in question is the Hebrew Law, coming in two components.

1) The Levitical Laws are built to set the Jewish people apart as God's people. Certain rules stand to make them seem different. As they are held accountable people can look to them.

2) The Ten Commandments are universal and apply to everyone, not merely Jews, Israelites, Hebrews.

The inability to measure up to the expectations of good, to be what we know of right and wrong, was established by our nature. This gap created by the inability was bridged by Christ.

Hence Christ came for all, and made Judaism into something inclusive and evangelical, assuming that Western Civilization organically flows from Judaism into Christianity.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ona Grauer

I was watching





Date of Birth
Mexico City, Mexico

Birth Name
Ana-Margarita Grauer

Height
5' 6½" (1.69 m)






Thursday, January 08, 2009

2008 Eaton County Commissioner Profiles

Purpose:

The Board of Commissioners are elected by district. The 15 member commission is the legislative body of the county and establishes broad policy initiatives for service delivery and information dissemination to the citizenry.


Michael Hosey

Michael Hosey (D) - District 1
7475 N. Cochran
Charlotte, MI 48813
(517) 541-0243
E-mail:

John Forell John B. Forell (R) - District 9
5858 N. Cochran
Charlotte, MI 48813
(517) 543-5421
E-mail: forellfamily4@yahoo.com
Harlan MacDowell Harlan MacDowell (R) - District 2
3856 St. Joseph Hwy
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
(517) 627-8973
E-mail: macdowe2@msu.edu
Linda Keefe Linda Keefe (D) - District 10
4754 Dimond Way
Dimondale, MI 48821
(517) 308-0029
E-mail: keefe@cablespeed.com
Theresa Abed Theresa Abed (D) - District 3
605 Schoolcraft
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
(517) 627-3290
E-mail: tabed@eatoncounty.org
Art Luna Art Luna (D) - District 11
116 Mapleview Dr.
Charlotte, MI 48813
(517) 543-5513
E-mail:
Carol Strachan Carol Strachan (D) - District 4
6035 Grand River Dr.
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
(517) 896-8174
E-mail: cstrachan@eatoncounty.org
L. Daryl Baker L. Daryl Baker (R) - District 12
406 E. third
Charlotte, MI 48813
(517) 543-3068
E-mail: darylbaker@cablespeed.com
Jeanne Pearl-Wright Jeanne Pearl-Wright (D) - District 5
531 Rapidan Dr.
Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 321-7956
E-mail: jwright@eatoncounty.org
Dale Barr Dale Barr (R) - District 13
2960 Miller Hwy
Olivet, MI 49076
(269) 749-9525
E-mail:
Leo Farhat Leo Farhat (R) - District 6
2403 Rockdale Ave.
Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 323-3946
E-mail: lfarhat@eatoncounty.org
Denise Clarke Denise J. Clarke (R) - District 14
4220 Waverly Road
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
(517) 663-3718
E-mail: djclarke@eatoncounty.org
Glenn Freeman

Glenn Freeman III (D) - District 7
435 S. Stoll Road
Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 321-0828
E-mail: gfreeman@eatoncounty.org

Leonard Peters Leonard M. Peters (R) - District 15
505 McArthur River Dr.
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
(517) 663-7401
E-mail:
Joseph Brehler Joseph C. Brehler (D) - District 8
4213 Chadburne Dr.
Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 882-7491
E-mail: jbrehler@eatoncounty.org


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CALIFORNIA GENDER INDOCTRINATION LAW APALLING

WORLD CONGRESS OF FAMILIES APPALLED BY CALIFORNIA GENDER INDOCTRINATION LAW

World Congress of Families Global Coordinator Allan Carlson says a measure just signed into law by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is “a blatant attack on the natural family orchestrated by the alternative-lifestyles lobby.”

SB777 prohibits any “instruction” (including textbooks) or school-sponsored “activity” perceived to “promote a discriminatory bias” against “gender.” Under the law, “gender” includes cross-dressing and sex-change operations, as well as so-called sexual-orientation.

Carlson charges, “It will prohibit anything that suggests that the natural family -- a man and a woman, married, with children -- is normal or typical.”

“Thus, under this latest advance toward a Brave New World of polymorphous perversion, California textbooks will no longer be able to use words like ‘mother and father’ and ‘husband and wife,’ because they suggest that heterosexuality is the norm – even though that is manifestly the case, even in California,” Carlson commented.

Teachers and students who oppose same-sex marriage, who suggest that homosexuality isn’t innate, or who express disapproval of cross-dressing or sex-change operations could be disciplined as “harassers.” Unbelievably, the law even allows students to use the restrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex if they identify with that gender.

Carlson observed: “California parents who don’t want to see their children subjected to gender indoctrination will now have no alternative but to withdraw from the public education system – which they will be required to fund, nonetheless.”

“This is another sign that the gay-rights movement isn’t interested in non-discrimination – SB 777 discriminates against families as well as adherents to traditional religions – but in turning the public schools into indoctrination centers and forcing its views on an unwilling public.”

Along with Paul Mero, Carlson is the co-author of “The Natural Family: A Manifesto” (for more information on “The Natural Family,” go to www.familymanifesto.org).

World Congress of Families is in the forefront of the international pro-family movement. WCF has organized four Congresses to date – the latest in Warsaw (May 11-13, 2007), which drew 3,400 delegates from 62 nations. For more information on the World Congress of Families, visit www.worldcongress.org.

To schedule an interview with Allan Carlson, contact Larry Jacobs at 1-800-461-3113.

The World Congress of Families (WCF) is an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, leaders and people of goodwill from more than 60 countries that seeks to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the ‘seedbed’ of civil society. The WCF was founded in 1997 by Allan Carlson and is a project of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society in Rockford, Illinois (www.profam.org). To date, there have been four World Congresses of Families – Prague (1997), Geneva (1999), Mexico City (2004) and Warsaw, Poland (2007).

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Knights of Columbus versus National City Bank, Planned Parenthood

The following is from a Facebook message sent out on October 17, 2008, to members of Stop Planned Parenthood, regarding the Knights of Columbus of Indiana and a protest against a supporter of Planned Parenthood.

"Please join the Indiana Knights of Columbus and other concerned citizens of Indianapolis in speaking out against one of Planned Parenthood's local supporters.

Please see the following release from IN Right to Life for details:

National City Bank
facing protest this Saturday

The Indiana Knights of Columbus will coordinate a peaceful and prayerful protest of National City Bank this Saturday, October 18, over concerns related to National City Bank's support for Indiana's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. The event will be held from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the NCB Building located at 101 West Washington Street in Indianapolis.

During the event, several Knights of Columbus members will be closing their bank accounts with National City.

Earlier this year, National City Bank was touted as a major corporate sponsor of Planned Parenthood of Indiana's "Gathering of Goddesses and Gods" fundraiser held in Indianapolis. The event reportedly raised more the $200,000.

In its most recent annual report, Planned Parenthood of Indiana acknowledges that it did 5,160 abortions in 2007, roughly half of all abortions done in Indiana.

An event flyer distributed by the Indiana Knights of Columbus states, "As consumers, we have a right to demand that the companies we do business with follow our ethical values. Should these companies choose to do otherwise, we will take our business elsewhere."

"We are aware of many individuals who have contacted National City Bank to object to its funding for an organization that destroys human life," states Indiana Right to Life president and CEO Mike Fichter. "Unfortunately, National City Bank has made no indication that it will discontinue its support for Planned Parenthood. We applaud the Indiana Knights of Columbus for taking this bold public stand."

Mike Nygra of the Indiana Knights of Columbus may be reached at nygra@sbcglobal.net.

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January Prolife Update

Reprinted from a Facebook message sent out en masse to the members of the
Right to Life of Michigan Facebook group by Chris Gast.


The first month in the new year will see two important dates.

January 22nd will mark the 36th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion on-demand through all nine months of pregnancy in the United States, which has led to an estimated 50 million abortions since 1973. Prolife volunteers across the nation will join together in remembrance and prayer to remind our fellow citizens of the tragic loss of abortion and the sanctity of all human life. For a list of Sanctity of Human Life events in Michigan, please visit our website at www.rtl.org.

January 20th will see the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama. Change.gov, the web site of President-elect Obama has posted a document entitled “Advancing Reproductive Rights and Health in a New Administration.” The document was produced by abortion advocates (including Planned Parenthood and NARAL) who call on the President-elect to advance their agenda.

That agenda includes, among other things, providing tax-funded abortions, removing a clause which protects prolife health care providers from discrimination, putting forward a health care plan whose “benefits must include access” to “abortion care,” allowing tax dollars to fund organizations who promote abortion overseas, selecting only pro-choice judges and calling on Congress to pass the Freedom of Choice Act (legislation which would dismantle numerous state and federal prolife laws). They want all that within the first 100 days.

You can read this document online and write comments encouraging President-elect Barack Obama to avoid these policies:
http://change.gov/open_government/entry/advancing_reproductive_rights_and_health_in_a_new_administration

Right to Life of Michigan
www.rtl.org

Monday, January 05, 2009

Bejeweled 2 Deluxe cheat codes

Classic-Style Gems

This code changes the gems to the ones used in the original Bejeweled/Diamond Mine online game. Type this code at any time in mid-game while in any mode. To reverse the effect, simply enter it again.

CodeEffect
oldskoolClassic-style gems

Contributed By: NonSubwayJared

How to speed up Endless mode to get to secret game(Finity)

Open config.xml in Notepad and change the values of the last 2 lines, 500 and 150 to 1. save and watch the game fly from one level to the next.

Contributed By: rammerjet

Miscellaneous graphic codes

Type the following codes while you play.

CodeEffect
blackandwhiteAll gems lose color
greenscreeneverything goes green
slomoeverything goes slow
amberscreeneverything turns amber
normalgame returns to normal colors
colorswapgems switch colors
networkmatrix style background
nauseawobbly background

Contributed By: Savior82

Original Mode

To enter Original Mode, you must move the mouse in a clockwise circle around the four mode select buttons on the menu screen (Classic, Action, Endless and Puzzle in that order). It is not enough just to touch the buttons in order, you must actually describe a circle shape with the mouse. You may need to do it several times. Eventually, however, an Original Mode game will start. Original Mode is the same as Bejeweled 1; Classic Mode with no Power Gems or Hyper Cubes.

Contributed By: MGreen

Special Effects

Just punch in these codes at anytime to enjoy the effects. Just punch them again to undo them. All the codes are CASE-INSENSITIVE, so you don't have to worry about the caps lock.

Note: Effect only work for the current game in progress. You will have to punch them after each game.

CodeEffect
noframeHide/Show the Game Borders
xmasSwitches Background to an ice-type planet & snows
starfieldSwitches the Background to Space

Contributed By: TStodden

Unlockables

Cognito Mode

Cognito Mode is a clever cross between Puzzle and Classic Modes. Here's how to unlock it.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Cognito ModeBeat All Levels In Puzzle Mode

Contributed By: rjsec4ever

Finity Mode

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Finity ModeReach level 280 on Endless Mode tp unlock Finity.

Contributed By: nick227

Hyper Mode

Hyper Mode is a 4x faster version of Action mode but with a slower timer.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Hyper ModeReach level 9 in Action

Contributed By: GTA Assassin X

Twilight

Twilight is a tops-turvy version of Classic. Here, "gravity" alternates between up and down on every swap you make.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
TwilightReach level 18 in Classic

Contributed By: BuddyPharaoh

Destroy All Humans cheats

Bulletproof Crypto (invincibility)
Pause game play while playing as Cryto, then hold [L2] and press [Square], [Circle], [Left]x2, [Circle], [Square], then release [L2] while the game is still paused. A message will confirm correct code entry.

Ammo-A-Plenty (unlimited ammunition)
Pause game play, then hold [L2] and press [Left], [Circle], [R2], [Right], [R1], [Square], then release [L2] while the game is still paused. A message will confirm correct code entry.

Deep Thinker (unlimited concentration)
Pause game play, then hold [L2] and press [R1], [R2], [Circle], [Right], [R1], [Circle], then release [L2] while the game is still paused. A message will confirm correct code entry. Your MC meter will not decrease. Your current MC must be above zero for this code to have any effect.




DESTROY ALL HUMANS CHEAT CODES
Bulletproof Crypto (invincibility)
INSTRUCTIONS
Pause your game, then enter code
CODEEFFECT
Pause your game while playing as Crypto, then hold L2 and press Square, Circle, Left(2), Circle, Square, then release L2 Unlock Bulletproof Crypto (invincibility)
Ammo-A-Plenty (unlimited ammunition)
INSTRUCTIONS
Pause your game, then enter code
CODEEFFECT
hold L2 and press Left, Circle, R2, Right, R1, Square, then release L2 Unlock Ammo-A-Plenty (unlimited ammunition)
Deep Thinker (unlimited concentration)
INSTRUCTIONS
Pause your game, then enter code
CODEEFFECT
hold L2 and press R1, R2, Circle, Right, R2, Circle, then release L2 while the game is still paused. Unlock Deep Thinker (unlimited concentration)
Pox s (all upgrades)
INSTRUCTIONS
Pause your game, then enter code
CODEEFFECT
Pause your game while on the Mothership, then hold L2 and press Square, Circle, Left(2), Circle, Square, then release L2Unlock Pox Unlocks (all upgrades)
Aware Like A Fox (maximum alert meter)
INSTRUCTIONS
Pause your game, then enter code
CODEEFFECT
hold L2 and press Right, Square, R2, R1, Right, R2, then release L2Unlock Aware Like A Fox (maximum alert meter)
Nobody Loves You (reset alert meter)
INSTRUCTIONS
Pause your game, then enter code
CODEEFFECT
hold L2 and press R2, Right, R2, R1, Square, Right, then release L2 Unlock Nobody Loves You (reset alert meter)
Mmm... Brains! (increase DNA)
INSTRUCTIONS
Pause your game, then enter code
CODEEFFECT
Hold L2 at the Mothership's main menu and press R1(2), R2(2), Left, Right, Left, Right, R2, R1, then release L2. Unlock Mmm... Brains! (increase DNA)
DESTROY ALL HUMANS TIPS & TRICKS
Faster Destruction in the UFO
Instead of holding R to destroy buildings or large objects, tap R and the destruction will happen faster without waiting for the recharge.
Getting away from the law
Forget running away from the authorities with short legs. Use your jetpack liberally to fly away. Press Left Analog-stick Forward and hold A to boost away.
Finding more probes
When you are in Capitol City, you can find about ten probes by the broken Pentagon.
Control objects
When you pick something up, you can control it with the Right Analog-stick
HoloBob
Put your target (dot in the middle of the screen) on any human, and press B. In order to maintain your HoloBob, you must read the thoughts of the humans walking around. You can read the same person's thoughts repeatedly to keep your mental powers charged.
Easy collect brainstem puzzles
Go into a collect brainstem puzzle. Find out how many you need. Then, stand around extracting the brains and leave them laying there close by. When you have enough, go to the challenge and enter it. You can easily win by doing this.
Levitation death
It you levitate a person for a long time, they will die.
Lower brain juice meter
When you are in the form of another person, to make you brain juice meter go down, read other people's thoughts.
Hypnotize faster
When trying to hypnotize people, rapidly tap Triangle.
Ultimate saucer
Enable the "Bulletproof Crypto" "Ammo-A-Plenty" codes while on your saucer. It will not become damaged or lose ammunition.
Super Crypto
Enable the "Deep Thinker", "Bulletproof Crypto", and "Ammo-A-Plenty" codes then get all of Crypto's upgrades. After this you can turn into a human and walk around TK'ing everything.
Ride the Washington Monument
Find the monument, then throw cars at it until it breaks into two pieces. Get on the long pointy piece, PK the middle, and try to stay on.
Plan 9 From Outer Space reference
Halfway through the game you will experience a level where you go to the drive-in to switch films with the one that is showing. Watch what is showing before you switch films to see that the film is Edward D. Wood, Jr.'s Plan 9 From Outer Space.
Funny headlines
Purposely die in any town and you will get a headline it will be witty funny or just plain hilarious
DESTROY ALL HUMANS UNLOCKABLES
Art Of The Furon movie
Santa Modesta side mission
Blue Book
Saucer Blueprints movie: Rockwell side mission
Evolution Of An Alien movie
Turnipseed Farm side mission
Face of the Enemy
Area-42
Pathetic Humans!
Union Town
The Concept Barnyard
Capitol City
Furon Down!
Furon Down!
Outro Movie
Attack Of The 50 ft. President
Plan 9 from Outer Space
Teenage Zombies from Outer Space
Teenagers from Outer Space
Attack Of The 50 ft. President
Furon Propaganda bonuses
Complete the Attack Of The 50 ft. President level to unlock the following entries under the Furon Propaganda option: Crypto, Phone Home!, Developer Darwinism: Evolution Of The Game, E3 Booth Footage, and Goofy Screenshots And Voice-Overs.
Screensaver
Allow the game to idle. Eventually the screen will turn black and white and elevator music will play in the background.
Pox remarks
Allow the game to idle at the mission selection screen and Pox will make various remarks.