Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Apostasy.... and Preterism.

Tom's Journal.

I want to point out that I was very sincere although woefully ignorant in my young age of 21, and was still sucked into a religious cult that took me 22 years to exit, PTL.
There is a good, protective warning in the Bible-- to search the Scriptures often and hard so that we not only have that Rock foundation of the basics [because for many it seems too 'dry' and boring], and number (2.) it may be that we were deceived earlier or hurt when someone we trusted turned out to be a evil person or hypocrite. But it was so true as the Army told us in Boot Camp/ Basic... and then again in college, "The more you know-- the better off you will be in the real world where it's dog eat dog in a slippery poor economic time!" When there happens to be something that just doesn't seem quite right about a person or organization-- that's the time when you want to pray for help and guidance and and dig deeper into the scriptures.

Well, I often keep the 'mediocre' things to myself -- but the so-called 'eye openers' .. of special interest Posted on my blog for all to see and learn. About a month ago I commented on some article without really checking it out, and then suddenly found out it was a nest of Preterist people [that are explained in the article below], and they sort of ganged up on me pushing me to get and read a number of books that leaned toward their style of thinking... which I disagree with. One of their big Preterist leaders is, Gary DeMar. Perhaps he is not wrong in all that he says -- and he is also right in between other fine writers in Bible Prophecies web site, but, I am sorry, I personally don't agree with him... with all due respect. I am still checking things out, but one thing for certain-- the Bible never lies, or is mistaken/ wrong! And just because someone is slick, with a better education and huge vocabulary doesn't make him right or truthful!

You've got to wonder just why apostasy is so alluring/ tempting, and always seeks to 'devour' from WITHIN the Christian congregation. There is glory, attention, and then lots of money from starting your own church and book sales. Yes, Money $$$$$ ! I was not aiming to drop any names or put anyone down, but people need to be warned and be on guard. It can happen in the most least suspected places/ churches, even from those you trust the most! The antidote? Continue reading and studying the Bible every single day. It just may mean your eternal life-- and keep you safe and out of trouble.


The Last Days Apostasy of the Church - Part 2

Posted: 03 Feb 2010 09:58 AM PST

By Andy WoodsApostasy must be understood in order to comprehend the last days scenario. This series of articles is dedicated toward tracing the general characteristics of apostasy. In the previous article, apostasy was defined as a movement within Christ’s church representing a departure from known truth. There, it was also established that apostasy is the central sign revealed in Scripture

The War on Gold.

Tom's Journal.

For most of my dear friends and readers, this subject SHOULD be very important, and actually an eye opener! Especially with the past short history of obama's wild un-Constitutional hijacking of the Laws of the Land, underhanded late night, back room dealings and "presidential decrees" in which the RINO's were too cowardly to challenge, ALL AMERICANS OUGHT TO BE ON GUARD AND READY FOR A GOV'T TAKE OVER! It's a pity that all combat Veterans fought and died in all our wars since the American Revolution against English King George the 3rd, that now a super Left radical tears apart our hard won Free Blessed Culture-- of Free Enterprise -- in favor of Socialism and soon to be bankrupt country, IMHO! Obama and his thugs could certainly try to seize our property, and precious metals, AND GUNS, in the dark of the night..... and soon. Beware. Be Advised. And this is my personal, studied opinion.


The War on Gold: A Personal Account

February 3, 2010 by John Myers

The War on Gold: A Personal Account

“Open up,” demanded a man.

I rose from the breakfast table. It was Sept. 19, 1974. I caught a glimpse of the flashing lights bouncing off the premature frost that clung to our trees.

Three cruisers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) had converged on our small farm south of Calgary, Canada.

“What the hell is going on?” my father C.V. bellowed from down the hall.

I was 15 and filled with dread, fear and fascination. “The cops are here!”

My old man whipped-open the door. Five RCMP officers and a plainclothes tax agent burst into our home.

At the same moment in Calgary the Mounties and Revenue Canada raided my dad’s offices, his lawyer’s office and his bank branch.

Was my father a kidnapper or a bank robber? Hardly. Yet in the eyes of the government he was something much worse. He was a Libertarian and a gold-bug! Worst of all, he had been buying gold for his United States subscribers at a time when it was illegal for them to own it (more about this in a moment).

That morning agents were hunting down documents on my dad and his newsletter, Myers’ Finance & Energy (MFE). But they couldn’t touch his company, Interpublishing, a bona fide operation in Switzerland paying taxes in Switzerland.

Interpublishing was a legitimate offshore company set up by my dad’s accountants. Interpublishing was not a shell company. In fact it was organized the same way as the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, one of Canada’s oldest and largest public companies.

The Midas Mess
The Mounties were out to get their man. It had to do with Americans buying and owning gold and my dad acting as their agent. This had some in the U.S. Treasury Department very upset.

You see at that time it was illegal for Americans to own gold although most believed the law was unconstitutional, and indeed, the U.S. Treasury had become aware of purchases by U.S. citizens.

Meanwhile gold ownership was fully legal in Canada. So my father had started buying gold for any subscribers that could put cash on the barrelhead; charging only a small commission and storage fee.

C.V. wrote in MFE: “We don’t care if you are Chinese, Burmese, Russian or American. Gold ownership is legal in Canada; put the money on our desk and we will buy you the gold. Your account will be numbered but your corresponding identity will be kept secret in Switzerland.”

After the tax men had recorded every check which had been paid by the Americans for this gold they still did not have the owner’s names. And Washington wanted names.

It turned out they had just the instrument to get them. It’s called blackmail. You see, if the Americans couldn’t come forward to claim their gold it could be held hostage to any assessment the Tax Department might like to issue against my dad.

The hope was that mounting pressure from the gold owners would force my dad and the Swiss company to pay the assessment—right or wrong. My dad said it was like hijacking; the only difference being hijackers held third party lives while the tax men held third party money.

Americans Demand their Gold

John Myers has long been on the front lines of the the government’s war on gold. He recently wrote a special report on buying gold and silver entitled: Profit with Precious Metals During the Coming Dollar Meltdown. For more information, click here

Then good fortune shined. U.S. gold ownership became legal on Dec. 31, 1974. This meant that owners could come forward. But it meant much more. For if the claimants identified themselves, the Tax Department, having all the documents and keys, had automatically become the legal custodian to the gold and fully responsible, just as Interpublishing had been, to turn it over to the rightful owners upon demand.

The safety deposit keys and the identification list were sent via Teletype from Switzerland and turned over to the Tax Department. Now the tax men not only had the gold, they had everything, including the responsibility.

At this point they were holding a hot potato. Rentals on safety deposit boxes began coming due. Revenue Canada had to decide if it was going to bill the clients just as Interpublishing had been doing, or if it was going to pay the rentals itself? And what if an owner sent in an order to sell? Was Revenue Canada legally obligated to sell it and forward the check?

Like it or not the tax man was in the gold business.

My father advised all clients to write Revenue Canada demanding that they execute the delivery of their wholly-owned gold post-haste.

The Gold is Freed, the Gold-Bug Imprisoned
Things got pretty hot. The gold owners had to be answered. A huge counting operation was arranged. It included a representative of Interpublishing in Calgary, the company’s lawyers, the Tax Department, officials of the bank and two security guards. All boxes were opened, counted and recorded. In all there was $4 million worth of bullion!

When the count was finished it was found that every claimant’s gold was separately wrapped. Not a coin was missing. None belonged to C.V. Myers or Interpublishing.

Falling prices spurred American owners to action. Through a Calgary law firm they launched an action against Revenue Canada and the individuals they claimed had acted beyond their authority in withholding from them their rightful property.

The deadlock broke in March 1975, when the Supreme Court of Alberta admonished Revenue Canada and ordered the return of each and every ounce of gold to my dad’s clients. No damages were paid: there was not even an apology.

Norman Stone wrote a book about the case titled: Unbridled Bureaucracy in Canada, The Bizarre Case of C.V. Myers.

Stone concluded that Canada’s tax department had acted on orders, not from Ottawa, but from Washington. Furthermore wrote Stone, “The capitulation forced by the court left the taxmen (sic) red-faced, angry and vengeful. Talk among the personnel in the Department was funneled back: Get Myers!”

It didn’t take long. I was finishing up my junior year in high school. The old man and I pulled up to his parking space outside his office in late spring 1975. As we got out of the car door two plainclothes agents blocked his way.

“C.V. Myers?” asked the cop.


“You are under arrest.”

“What for?”

“For evasion of taxes. I must warn you that you don’t have to speak and anything you say may be used against you.”

The cops cuffed my old man right then and there. I was dumbfounded. As the back door on the cruiser was being closed he yelled to me, “Call my lawyers, I am under arrest and on my way to jail.”

Tale of Two Trials
The charge was evasion on $1.8 million in income, exactly the same amount which had been assessed Interpublishing eight months before.

Later that day dad got out on $100,000 bail. But the real cost of urging Americans to buy and hold gold was yet to be announced.

Over the next two years my dad would face two trials. In the first one he was fully acquitted. The second case—a trial de nova (double jeopardy, which was later eliminated by the Canadian Constitution) found my dad guilty and sentenced him to two years plus a day. He was given hard time, especially for a man who was in his 70s.

After my mother died my dad stood over her casket. He was weeping softly as he held one of her hands between his handcuffed two. Behind him stood an impatient corrections officer, telling my dad to hurry, that he had to get him back to his prison cell. He led my dad away just as a young girl started singing my mother’s favorite song: Amazing Grace. My 8-year-old nephew began to sob. Our family mourned in quiet devastation.

But all was not lost. Word of the injustice began to spread. For example the late Congressman Larry McDonald and Congressman Ron Paul urged Ottawa to release my father. And there were editorials in the press condemning the sentence and calling my dad a political prisoner. Colleagues like Richard Russell, Harry Schultz and Jim Dines began writing the Prime Minister and Members of Parliament.

After my dad was diagnosed with liver cancer he was released from Bowden Federal Penitentiary. Less than two years later he died in Loma Linda, Calif., a free but broken man.

Gold had given my dad a sterling reputation, a loyal following and a small fortune. But in the end he paid a terrible price.

What was done to just one individual illustrates what lengths government will go to shut-up its opponents and enforce its will. I know, I was there; a witness to the war on gold.

Yours for real wealth and good health,

John Myers
Myers’ Energy and Gold Report

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John Myers

John Myers is editor of Myers’ Energy and Gold Report. The son of C.V. Myers, the original publisher of Oilweek Magazine, John has worked with two of the world’s largest investment publishers, Phillips and Agora. He was the original editor for Outstanding Investments and has more than 20 years experience as an investment writer. John is a graduate of the University of Calgary. He has worked for Prudential Securities in Spokane, Wash., as a registered investment advisor. His office location in Calgary, Alberta, is just minutes away from the headquarters of some of the biggest players in today’s energy markets. This gives him personal access to everyone from oil CEOs to roughnecks, where he learns secrets from oil insiders he passes on to his subscribers. Plus, during his years in Spokane he cultivated a network of relationships with mining insiders in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

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Life is a Vapor... and Onions.

Tom's Journal.

NOT an old wives tale! I personally don't admit to knowing everything-- but I did spend the last 30 some years studying herbs, and credit that knowledge and use to still being alive, while 4 of my uncles perished before age 50. Every bombastic negative person has told me to lose all the weight yesterday -- not for my own well being-- but to pick on me personally because they hate the Gospel message I post regularly [mostly], and I know what I'm talking about. YES, duh.... I know that I should lose more weight! But I also have many dear friends who are dying-- and they are skinny! My desire is NOT to see how long I can survive on earth -- but my primary reason of life is to PRAISE and OBEY the Lord God of the Bible by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ! I have a daily regimen of: Capsicum [hot red pepper], Garlic, Ginger, Cinnamon, Hawthorn berries, Devil's Claw, and some vitamins, etc., that seems to keep me going-- when heart disease and stroke run in my family, and the rest of my sibling struggle with weight control too. Don't forget about inherent genes that we all were born with. Basically, you will look pretty much like your parents as you grow older. If your people came from Scandinavia or Northern Europe-- perhaps your arteries are large in diameter, etc, etc.

Finally, man was created by God Almighty, to live [exist] FOREVER! What are 70-100 years on Earth-- compared to ALL ETERNITY?? It's just a matter of WHERE we will spend it. "Life is a Vapor." --James 14:4.
Please ponder on this point. Have a great day!


  I don't know how much of this is fact, but it's worth looking into and
wondering about !!! )
Maybe you "cooks" can comment on this and know something about it's
truthfulness !!)

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there
was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if
he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family
had contracted it and many died.
The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was
very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was
different the wife replied
that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the
home, (probably only two rooms back then).
The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the
onions and place it under the
> microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu
> virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore,
> keeping the family healthy.
Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ. She said that several

years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were
many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions
around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must
work (and no, she is not in the onion business.)
The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls
around your home. If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or
under your desk or even on top somewhere. Try it and see what happens. We
did it last year and we never got the flu.
If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better.
If you do get the flu, it just
might be a mild case. Whatever, what have you to lose? Just a few bucks
on onions!!!!!!
Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who
regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with
this most interesting experience about onions:
Thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmers story but, I do
know that I contacted pneumonia and needless to say I was very ill. I came
across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put one end on a
fork and then place the forked end into an empty jar...placing the jar
next to the sick patient at night.
It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs. Sure
enough it happened just like that, the onion was a mess and I began to feel

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed
around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have
powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.
This is the other note:
I have used an onion which has been left in the fridge, and sometimes I
don't use a whole one at one time, so save the other half for later.
Now with this info, I have changed my mind. I will buy smaller onions in
the future.
I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers
of mayonnaise. Mullins is huge, and is owned by 11 brothers and sisters in
the Mullins family.
My friend, Jeanne, is the CEO.
Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I
learned from a chemist.
The guy who gave us our tour is named Ed. He's one of the brothers. Ed
is a chemistry expert and is involve in developing most of the sauce
formula. He's even developed sauce formula for McDonald's.
Keep in mind that Ed is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone
asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always
worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you. Ed said
that all commercially- made Mayo is completely safe. "It doesn't even have

to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it's not really
necessary." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that
bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked about the
quaint essential picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table

and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick. Ed says
that when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look
for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from
(in the potato salad?). Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as it's
not homemade Mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the onions,
and if not the onions, it's the potatoes.
He explained, onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked
onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says
it's not even
safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator.
It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit,
that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you
put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!)
Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'! ll
probably be okay, but if you slice
that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you're asking for trouble.
Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and
grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break

So, how's that for news? Take it for what you will. I (the author) am
going to be very careful about my onions from now on. For some reason, I
see a lot of credibility coming from a chemist and a company that produces
millions of pounds of mayonnaise every year.
Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize
onions. Please remember it is dangerous to cut onions and try to use it to
cook the next day ,it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and
creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of

excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.
Please pass it on to all you love and care.