In the 1900, the average person living in the United States wanted seventy two different things and considered eighteen of them essential. Today, the average person, wants over five hundred things, and considers one hundred of them essential. Our obsession with stuff carries a hefty price tag. Eighty percent of us battles the pressure of overdue bills. We spend 110 percent of our disposable income trying to manage debt. And who can keep up? We no longer measure ourselves against the Jones next door but against the stars on the silver screen or the stud on the magazine cover. Hollywood’s diamonds make yours look like a knock-off bought in China. No one can compete against Madison Avenue. So be content with what you have.
Jesus warns against greed.
According Luke 12:13-21, Jesus was addressing a large crowd one day when one of the men in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, my father just died and left some things for us. Tell my brother to share…
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Evil is very strong!
On June 12th the 4th District Court of Appeals unanmously upheld a lower court’s decision to require SuperPACs, such as Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS, who try to disguise themselves as “social welfare” organizations to disclose their list of donors. Thus far these groups have delayed these releases quite probably in an attempt to wait out the clock on the 2012 elections keeping voters in the dark about who is behind many of the questionable claims portrayed in their political ads.
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Rep. Issa, why not “over-see” the intransigence in The House?
That would be helpful.