Notes for Sunday – July 17, 2016

On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress learns of General George Washington’s refusal to accept a dispatch from British General William Howe and his brother, Admiral Richard Viscount Howe, opening peace negotiations, because it failed to use the title “general”. In response, Congress proclaimed that the commander-in-chief acted “with a dignity becoming his station,” and directed all American commanders to receive only letters addressed to them “in the characters they respectively sustain.”

Budget Planning- Part 2, by Sarah Latimer

I recently heard of some people praying against the spirit of indebtedness. I thought to myself that all they need to do is resist the temptation to over-spend. It is not a spirit or Satan that causes anyone to go into debt. It is merely a desire for and purchase of things for which a person does not have the ability to pay. We have the choice to buy what we want or to walk away and make do with what we have. Those of us who either have or currently are struggling with indebtedness have made the choice to …

Economics and Investing:

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Odds ‘n Sods:

Fake CIA Agent & FOX News “Terror Expert” Sentenced to Prison for Lying to the Public for Years – T.Z. o o o Warning About LED Streetlights – DSV o o o Feds Have Released 86,288 Criminal Aliens Crimes Since 2013 – B.B. o o o Illinois Family Wants to Adopt Foster Child — But May Be Forced to Give Up Their Second Amendment Rights to Do So – DSV o o o Cleveland Police Given “Stand Down” Order at RNC – Protesters to Wreak Havoc on Republicans and City

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must …