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Charitable organizations should have the right to employ those who share their groups’ values.

Should charitable organizations have the right to employ those who share their groups’ values? Should they be allowed to discriminate and tell an applicant “We don’t hire your kind”?

Former President George Bush took a stand about 10 years ago, and now President Obama in confronting changing it.

What do you think? Who was/is right? Should the gvt have a say in faith-based hiring issues?

Please read this article and leave a comment.

“Critics push Obama to change faith-based hiring rules
By Lauren Markoe, Religion News ServicePosted 5d 15h ago | 243 | 9
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WASHINGTON (RNS) A group of clergy and lawmakers is trying to overturn a nearly decade-old policy that allows faith-based organizations that receive federal funds to hire and fire employees on the basis of religion.

Critics say President Obama has reneged on a campaign promise to repeal the policy, which was put into place by President Bush in 2002.
“It is shocking that we would even be having a debate about whether basic civil rights practices should apply to programs run with federal dollars,” said Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.
“There is just no justification for sponsors of government-funded programs to tell job applicants, ‘We don’t hire your kind.'”
Scott has sponsored legislation to repeal the policy. But advocates for the change say the most effective route would be for Obama to issue a new executive order to overturn Bush’s, Scott told reporters on Tuesday (June 21).
Bush introduced the policy to advance what he deemed a more faith-friendly federal approach toward charitable organizations that receive federal contracts for social services. Previously, groups that received government money were forbidden to consider religion in their employment decisions.
Bush, however, argued that while an organization accepting federal support could not refuse to help people based on their religion, it should be able to take religion into account when hiring and firing employees.
Many religious organizations — particularly conservative ones — hailed the overall initiative and continue to support it.
“We will do whatever we can to make sure this stays,” said Michele Combs, spokeswoman for the Christian Coalition, saying charitable organizations should have the right to employ those who share their groups’ values.
“That’s our freedom,” she said, “to hire and fire people of our faith.”
More liberal religious leaders, who typically toe a strict line on church-state separation, said the lingering Bush order undermines a century of progress in civil rights.
“Tax dollars should not be used to discriminate,” said Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.
Scott and others referred to a speech Obama gave on the campaign trail four months before his 2008 election in which he promised to reform Bush’s faith-based program. Obama said a group receiving federal money shouldn’t be able to “use that grant money to proselytize to the people you help and you can’t discriminate against them — or against the people you hire — on the basis of their religion.”
Asked for comment on Wednesday, a White House spokesman said “the Justice Department continues to examine this issue on a case-by-case basis.”

What do you think? Who was/is right? Should the gvt have a say in faith-based hiring issues?

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The Jive Aces

Creating fun, enjoying life, ladies and gentlemen, from the UK, The Jive Aces

How much did you enjoy The Jive Aces? Leave a comment. 🙂

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About the Elevation Group:

Mike Dillard is a 33 year old native of Austin Texas. A recent husband and father, he went from waiting tables to Millionaire by the age of 26. Over the past five years he has founded two publishing companies, producing $20,000,000 in combined revenue, and over 1,000,000 entrepreneurs from 65 different countries have subscribed to his online newsletter. Four months ago, he walked away from everything in order to share the urgent message and mission of The Elevation Group, you’ll find on this page.

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Opinion: The Destruction Of The Dollar Is Very Intentional

“Opinion: The Destruction Of The Dollar Is Very Intentional” is a very interesting analysis of what seems to be happening on our planet at this time. It was written by my friend Al on his blog at www.components-of-success.com/opinion-the-destruction-of-the-dollar-is-very-intentional

Is the “destruction of the dollar” a conspiracy theory? Is it happening? Is there actually someone behind some obscur events only few free men and women on this planet have been observing?

Here is the article for your consideration. Please leave a comment below and tell us what you think about it:

“In politics,” wrote former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”

If you take a look though the dizzying torrent of confusing and ‘made that way’ financial terms and actions in the news today, one thing will become clear.

The dollar is being destroyed.

Fed Chairman Big Ben is stalking a policy called QE – as in QE1 or QE2. QE stands for quantitative easing…

And that’s not the excess weight that gathers on your rear end as you take it easy too often. That’s quantitative expansion… not good either. Comes from partaking in too many distractive leisure activities.

Quantitative easing is high brow terminology for printing money in order to stimulate the economy. Or substituting with paper, the actual production and exchange factors that naturally regulate economies.

I will delve into the mechanics of this in book form soon, for the layman, but essentially, the game in my opinion is destruction of the dollar.

In November 21, 2002 Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke stated, “The U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at no cost.”

That is the definition of inflation, plain and simple.

The mechanics of this game are complex, but the basic end result is that confidence in the dollar will collapse and the entire world will wince as the dollar is what the world trades with. It affects everyone.

Egypt may or may not realize it, but that’s why their food inflation has hit rebellious proportions. US inflationary policies affect the planet.

But, my point is that I somehow smell that this is very well planned. No one up front is saying this really from what I see, but my nose for prediction has a scent.

Or should I say, a foul odor, or more colloquially, the shit is going to hit the fan and the stench will be horrible.

It’s already been done in Europe – the consolidation of the many currencies into the Euro. Next is the consolidation of the currencies of North America (and maybe South as well) into one currency – the Amero.

The Amero is yet another strategic step on the road to fulfillment of the promise on our own dollar bill:

Novus Ordo Seclorum, just below the illuminated eye above the pyramid…

Translation, New World Order, or one government.

So what, you say, that could be a good thing, couldn’t it?  Y’know, global unity and all that…

I actually thought that when I was a teen. If you think it is, do your homework. Look who’s calling the shots.

http://www.rense.com/general88/hist.htm

Al @ Components of Success

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What To Think Of Article “How To Build Your Financial Safety Net”

I have been reading such article as found on Mike Adams blog, NaturalNews.com/How to Build Your Financial Safety Net, and though I am not in favor of forwarding a “conspiracy” campaign, I’d like your input on such information.

a) Would you be interested in reading further articles on such topics as How to Build Your Financial Safety Net?

b) Do you know Mike Adams? Is he cool?

Let me know! Here is the first part of the article:

 

How to Build Your Financial Safety Net
“(NaturalNews) In betrayal of 99% of the American taxpayers who opposed the pork-packed financial bailout bill of 2008, Congress passed the bill on Friday, October 3. President Bush signed it into law within minutes, and King Henry (Henry Paulson, Treasury Secretary) went right to work using taxpayer dollars to start buying up bad banking debt that nobody else would touch.

Three days later, in response to the bailout plan, the stock market plummeted and financial institutions around the world were rocked in a dangerous credit crisis that brought the world “to the edge of the abyss,” as one prominent mainstream news journalist stated.

Although I strongly disagree with the use of taxpayer dollars to bail out rich, elite bankers who lost money making risky bets on outlandish financial instruments, I’ll leave that for another editorial. Today, I’m here to offer you strategies on how to make the most of the post-financial bailout economy and build your own financial safety net, even if things get worse in the global economy.

Here, I’ll share down-to-earth strategies on what you can do — starting right now — to protect your savings and actually grow your income, despite tough economic times.

To really understand why these strategies are so powerful in building your financial safety net, you’ll first need to acknowledge the two greatest risks now facing the U.S. financial system in the post-bailout era:

Risk #1: Hyperinflation

Every time the Fed creates more money to bail out another financial institution, it expands the money supply, diluting the value of any dollars you already hold. As more financial institutions fail (or corporations and even U.S. states), the Fed will likely be forced to create hundreds of billions of dollars in more money, sapping the spending power of your dollars and leading us into accelerated inflation. (I’ll show you how to insulate yourself from that risk in this special report.)

Risk #2: Sell off of U.S. debt

The other big risk is that international investors (central banks of other nations, primarily), will now see the U.S. as a hopeless debtor nation, and they will either stop buying U.S. debt, or they might even start selling off the U.S. debt they already hold.

On September 30, 2008, the U.S. debt reached an astonishing $10 trillion. It’s going up by $500 billion a year, and that’s even before considering the cost of the financial bailout. As of April, 2008, Japan held nearly $600 billion of U.S. debt, China held over $500 billion, and the U.K. held $250 billion. See the statistics for yourself at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United…

The risk is that Japan and China, in particular, could start selling off U.S. debt. If that occurred, it would make it more difficult for the U.S. to sell new debt. Specifically, the U.S. would either have to 1) Offer to pay higher interest rates to new debt buyers, or 2) Print more of its own money to cover expenditures or buy back its own debt, causing more inflation (see Risk #1, above).

Those are the two risks that could seriously threaten you if you don’t build a financial safety net first. They both really boil down to losing the value of the money you’re earning or saving. For example, your paycheck might stay the same each week, but you’ll find that you can buy fewer and fewer things with that paycheck (because the money is worth less).

So how do you build your financial safety net before global financial chaos threatens your economic livelihood? That’s what this special report reveals.

This report is easily worth $39, $79 or a lot more. I could have offered it for sale on the website and probably earned at least five figures selling it. But I’ve decided to make it available at no charge because of the extreme risk of financial harm now facing NaturalNews readers due to the crooks in Washington, at the Federal Reserve, and the legislators on Congress who have betrayed the American people. I do not want to see any harm come to NaturalNews readers, and I want to get this into the hands of as many people as possible.

Click the link below below, to continue reading…

Reference: How to Build Your Financial Safety Net

What do you think? Is there a potential situation about the 2 “risks” Mike Adams mentions: Risk #1: Hyperinflation and Risk #2: Sell off of U.S. debt?

Thanks for your comments

 

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The Ultimate Disney World Savings Guide E-book

I recently wrote a review about a little book written by Beth Haworth called the “Ultimate Disney World Savings Guide”.

I wanted to let you my followers and friends know about it, as it is really a well written and extremely well documented report which, for $30 make it possible to save hundreds if not thousands of dollars on each Disney World Vacations you may want to take. And she updates it all the time, (many times per months) so it will always be valuable.

My favorite of all her tips is how one can enjoy a week long 5 star vacations inside the Disney World resort for cheaper than the price of a 3 star stay in a regular hotel outside the Resort.

Next is how to have a meal with Cinderella! Not having this info before going to Walt Disney World, and you’d have to go again to enjoy it.

Anyway, I am very glad to be able to promote her ebook – 145 pages filled in with useful deals – and I thought to let you know about it. If you want to go directly to the Ultimate Disney World Savings Guide site, here is a picture of its cover:

 

Ultimate Disney World Savings Guide

Ultimate Disney World Savings Guide

Have fun, JP

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this environment essay got me pictures of Martin Luther King

This young girl addressed a UN meeting on issue of environment. Her name is Severn Cullis-Suzuki.

Her presentation attracted 3 and half million viewers on YouTube. It has been emailed and shared on numerous Social Networks.

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I am speechless!

Pictures of Dr Martin Luther King came to my mind.

People who truly care on this planet are rare.  They move their fellow men and put things back in perspective.

In 1993, she was honoured in the United Nations Environment Programme‘s Global 500 Roll of Honour.[6]

In 1993, Doubleday published her book Tell the World (ISBN 0-385-25422-9), a 32-page book of environmental steps for families.

In early 2002, she helped launch an Internet-based think tank called The Skyfish Project.[7][8] As a member of Kofi Annan‘s Special Advisory Panel, she and members of the Skyfish Project brought their first project, a pledge called the “Recognition of Responsibility”, to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in August 2002.[3

Thank you Severn!

Severn Cullis-Suzuki speaking in 2006 at the University of Alberta
Picture source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severn_Cullis-Suzuki

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Radio Pandora, one of the most popular internet radio, is my favorite music provider.

The Genome Project is an amazing endeavor led by Mr Tim Westergren, who with his team, has analyzed the music of over 40,000 musicians, and categorized their songs into playlists. These playlists are a real pleasure to listen to as they are all based on common features.

As he says it himself, “Pandora is personalized internet radio that is designed to help you discover new music you’ll love mixed in with music you already know.

Pandora is powered by the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken, theMusic Genome Project: a crazy project started over ten years ago to capture the complex musical DNA of songs using a large team of highly-trained musicians.”

But here is an interview with Mr Tim Westergren himself. His radio is legal, the musicians who are heard on his radio get paid. And any musician is welcome in his project, no one is discriminated.

Both listeners and musicians are real winners, as they get to find each other, according only to the listeners tastes.

A warm welcome to Tim Westergren:

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If you feel you have songs which should be part of the Genome Project, vist  http://www.pandora.com/ and start listening to your favorite song’s radio or your favorite musician’s radio and get the feel of the value of Tim’s genome project. Then head on and click the help button, and then find the appropriate entry in the FAQ. Or go directly to http://blog.pandora.com/faq/contents/31.html and get started with your submission.

Enjoy, jp

PS: I am not an affiliate of radio pandora and I don’t receive commissions in any way from them. I just love their work and immensely appreciate the contribution to the world of music and my personal well being. 🙂

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The Formidably Talented Voca People Got My Heart

The Amazing Voca People

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I love these guys!

To you from JP Bersier

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Obama and the war in Iraq

As read in USA TODAY, in articles on p.1A, 6A, 7A & 8A, after Mr Obama’s announcement:

1. (As noticed by Mr Matt Bennett, a veteran of the Clinton White House)
“Generally, the ends of wars are accompanied by a joyful swager and the beginning of wars are met with grim determination. Here you have the opposite. ”
While Mr “Bush announced the beginning of combat operations in Iraq in an unyielding, four-minute speech to the nation in March 2003, declaring ‘we will accept no outcome but victory”
“President Obama … didn’t claim but refrained from saying that the war had been “won”.
He further added: “those troops withdrawal will depend on ‘conditions on the Ground’ bit will begin next August.”

What did House Rep leader John Boehner of Ohio mean when he said (in same article), “Iraq will remain a target for those who hope to destroy freedom and democracy”?

2. The articles also mentioned, “Weapons of mass destruction, cited as the primary justification for the invasion, have never been found”.
However, according to these articles, America sent “150’000 troops to Iraq – 4400 were killed – and $1trillion was spent” to search! Mr Obama praising the US Tropps for their courage, “noted, ‘we don’t argue that we’ve got the finest fighting force in the history of the world”.
We acknowledge our troops for being well trained, well equiped and courageous to the extreme.
So, what happend? Did they go too early? Possibly! An article on page 6A has for title: “Iraq to spend $13bilion on US arms, equipment”. “Half the $13B in sales are finalized contracts, and the rest still in negotiation”. “In addition to the $13B purchase, the Iraquis have requested 18 F16 Falcon fighter jets as part of a $3B program that also includes aircraft training and maintenance”. “The first 10 pilots would be trained in the US”.
What will they do with such “democratic” tools?

3. Possibly more disturbing, after Obama said yesterday “We have met our responsibility, now it is time to turn the page”, an Ad on p5A, states:
“Democracy in Iraq?   Take Stock in the future – 1990 Kuwait

Before Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, one Kuwaiti Dinar was valued at around $2.79 (USD). After Saddam invaded, the Kuwaiti Dinar was valued at 10 cents to the dollar. When the US led coalition removed Saddam, the Kuwaiti Dinar was purchased for pennies to the dollar. Today it takes $3.39 to get one Kuwaiti Dinar. Millionaires were made overnight.

… Unlike the Kuwaiti Dinar, the Iraqi Dinar has more assets behind it than the Kuwaiti Dinar.

IRAQ HAS THE 4RTH LARGEST OIL RESERVES IN THE WORLD.” Kuwait has the 6th largest oil reserves in the world. (Source aneki.com)

One oil company executive who wished to remain anonymous who purchased Dinars from us (First Liberty National) said, “IF YOU THINK THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS GOING TO LET THE 4RTH LAGEST OIL PRODUCING COUNTRY IN THE WORLD FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THUGS AGAIN… GUESS AGAIN. IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.”

…PREDICTIONS? As of now one Iraqi Dinar equals less than one penny. Three out of the top five oil reserve countries currency exchange rate is at least 27 cents or more. Iraq’s Dinar is not “officially” on the foreign exchange just yet. Today, 1 million Iraqi Dinars are sold for $1349. If the Iraqi Dinar increases to equal one US penny, 1M Iraqi Dinars will be worth $10,000 US Dollars. Better than that, if the Iraqi Dinar only appreciates to half of what the Kuwaiti Dinar trades, 1,000,000 Iraqi Dinars ($1349 today) would equal $1,690,000. US Dollars.”

While I consider such an “investment” too abject to even envision for myself, I know some people will buy Iraqi Dinars.

And this brings me to the ask myself the following questions:

a) In what currency the armament contracts mentioned above will be signed into?

b) How come we arm our enemy of yesterday to the teeth – while we believe possess arms of massive destruction? To what purpose?

c) where will these $13B (+$3B) weapons be build?

d) if they are built in the US, isn’t it the same names who built the weapons for our own troops for the 7 year Iraqi war – who will increase their Stimulus package by that much more? And if the construction of these weapons are outsourced, as is the case with most “american” products, what are we going to give in exchange for the actual products? More paper IOUs Dollars? Or are we gonna create a new program to get hard american workers get into more Credit Cards debts in order to purchase a new car – so the metal of their “old/3y.o.” metal junk can be shipped overseas as an actual currency?

What do you think?

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