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Tuesday, November 23, 2010


We are living in a world that is becoming, much to the dismay of many, united.  Is that a good thing?  Is that a bad thing?  Is there one answer?

Looking at things from the viewpoint of so many in society today, the answer to the first question would be a resounding YES!  Yes, a single government, caring for the world is desirable, under this view.  Yes, eliminating multitudes of governments SHOULD bring an end to wars, famines, poverty, malnutrition, the have-nots, under this view.

But, and that's a BIG but, as opposed to a big butt, it may prove true that having one view or another won't make any difference in the end.  To a rather large portion of the world's population, the endgame is set, the results are set, the script of events has already been written, perhaps not every last word, or letter, but mostly.  In that case, will it be a bad thing, or a good thing?  Yes.

The final results and the progressive condition of the heart/soul of some will be very good, indeed.  The getting there, could, or better, will be hard.  The passage or voyage will be more rough, more painful, more terrifying than ANYTHING ever experienced by humanity in all of history - if this point of view is the correct one.

I prescribe to the latter view, as anyone who knows me will attest.  I am a disciple of Jesus of Nazareth, who I believe IS the God of Israel, the Messiah.  I believe that he was born of Mary, who at the time was a virgin, that he grew up in several different places, though mostly in Nazareth, that at the age of approximately thirty, he went public-ish, leading a rough band of fishermen, tax collectors, harlots, knuckleheads, and assorted others, and turned them into the most amazing army of kindness that has ever graced the planet Earth.  Then he was executed, buried, and three days later rose from the dead.  All this to provide a means of redemption and union with the Father, Jehovah, Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  All these things were foretold over the course of prior human history by Jewish prophets, everything.

So, I also believe that he is very shortly returning, but that we are going to go through the fire prior to his return, a purifying fire of persecution and hardship.

Recently, I've been reading and hearing of the swift loss of American sovereignty, both nationally and personally.  It bothers me.  As a citizen of the United States of America, I have a deep love for my country, and a great admiration for our constitution, which I believe was handed down by God to our forefathers, a miracle.  I also understand that our nation has sinned and is sinning, greatly, hugely, grossly, and that there are always consequences to that sort of thing.  Nationally, I believe that we are getting what we have paid for, in the blood of our unborn children who have been sacrificed on the altar of Molech, the abomination.  We have been killing our kids by the millions for the sake of convenience.  We have also usurped the position of God by deciding how many children we are going to have, I believe.  Birth control is thought to be a woman's "right", one of our unalienable rights that the founders spoke of.  I am firmly convinced that if ANY of the founders knew what we have now taken to be unalienable rights that they would do their utmost to topple the standing government.

Sovereignty, that elusive mindset.  So many want it, but so many always try to take it away.  I personally know someone who declared themselves to be a Sovereign Citizen and were then dragged through the mud, embroiled in legal battles that they certainly could not win, against the US government.

It seems to have now come down to the question of sovereignty in this country.  Are we still a government of the people, for the people, and by the people?  Or is our government now something else?  We have been the envy of the world for a good while now, but the times, they are a'changin, as Bob Dillon once said.  He hadn't seen nothin' at that point in his life.  Things are much different now, and NOT for the better.

What are your thoughts?



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bunny Factory: Revisited...

So recently, we had a doe, rabbit that is, that gave birth, last Friday or so, and didn't do enough to keep her bunnies alive.  I am not sure what the deal is.  Perhaps the girl doesn't know enough about how to handle them?  It is her second or third litter, and all of them have died.  I am going to give her two weeks to recuperate, then breed her again.  Hopefully she'll snap out of it.

Right now, we have five bunnies, via the sister of the one above.  The bunnies are growing like mad, and at five weeks old, are about half the size of the mother.  They should reach marketable size at eight to ten weeks.

I have yet to check them to determine which are does, and which are bucks.  I will do that this week, time allowing.  The does will be kept, the bucks... not so much.

I am still debating what to do with the other two bucks that are siblings of my two does.  It almost seems like I should pop them, and pick up another buck or two, who are unrelated to any of my present ones???  That would ensure a good mix of genetics in the herd.  We'll see.

It is estimated that a herd with 15 does and 3 bucks can produce 540 offspring in a years time.  That is an amazing amount of bunnies!  If you have an average weight of 5 pounds per individual that is 2000 pounds of meat!  Astounding, and all in a super-small living space.  So, with 100 does, you could produce 3600 bunnies in a year, more or less, assuming that each doe produces at least six bunnies per litter, four times per year.  Some breeders actually breed their does a lot more often than four times per year, but the danger is that they will wear them out prematurely.

Since we're just getting started, all these things are yet to be seen.  It's really pretty interesting.  There is real potential profit in this gambit.  I think I mentioned earlier that two friends of mine, chefs, said that non-organically raised rabbits go for $40 each, while certified organic rabbits go for $60 each!  So, on the low side, at $40 each, our 2 does are worth approximately $2,880!  Pretty good for a couple of rabbits, eh?

Of course, we are going to keep the female bunnies, and use them for breeding stock, till we don't have room for more.  In six months, they will be ready to breed, and things will really get underway.