Possible Solutions for Seniors’ Financial Stress in Canada

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While Trudeau hands out billions of tax-payer dollars to parasites, sworn enemies of Canada, Christianity and the West, and unemployed “refugees,” 90% of which are unemployed, Seniors in Canada struggle financially.

One in six Canadians over 55 haven’t even started saving for their retirement yet, taxes continue to rise to fund our perverted government’s evil dysgenics programs, and property taxes are soaring. Our pensions aren’t even close to keeping up with the cost of living. Our hospitals are filling up with diseased, inbred “refugees” and most of us can’t rely on our offspring to help us. Many of us can’t afford to hire caregivers.

What to do?

The advice I give to business owners is simple: recognize and leverage your assets and the assets you have access to through collaboration. How can this work for Seniors? After all, we can’t live in a tent or a bus…

  •  Share accommodation – with other Seniors, younger people, and students in return for money, help, care, or rides
  • Share transport/vehicles
  • Share shopping, although WalMart now delivers at no cost if you buy for more than $50
  • Care for each other – set up a program of mutual care
  • Make demands on your church and local Seniors Centre; they have plentiful resources. A group of Seniors banding together will get their notice. If you don’t ask, you don’t get, and your church has probably milked you for long enough. Is there a dentist in your church that can donate some time once a week?
  • Talk to credit councilors and to my friend, Vincent – he can give you solid financial advice
  • Remember, you have to give to get. Build generous, reciprocal, caring relationships
  • Share pets – and their upkeep
  • Band together to ask for help – what can you offer in return?
  • And on that note, what skills do you have to offer? Can you babysit, walk dogs, cook, do bookkeeping, tidy, help kids with homework, teach a language or piano, clean, iron clothes, do shopping, help the Senior parents of younger people – for a fee or something else?
  • THINK: What do people need? What problems can you solve for them for a fee? What pain can you help relieve?
  • Think out of the box, don’t think like a victim, utilize your experience and knowledge of human nature, because we can’t rely on the government
  • Ask – find out about government services you may not be aware of – research – you have the time!
  • Finally, stop voting for socialists – Greens, NDP, Liberals – that’s the main cause of our problems.

Robin Elliott

 

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Obedience to Whom?

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John MacArthur wrote in Daily Readings from the Life of Christ, Vol 2, “The way of Christ is the way of willing obedience at any price.” I agree. Some, however, are confused when faced with the question, “obedience to whom?”

I once knew of a family with two college-age children who live in a cramped, two-bedroom apartment because even though both parents hold down full-time jobs, they “tithe” 10% of their gross income, in addition to paying exorbitant Canadian taxes, plus other “offerings” and a lot of time to a church that is extraordinarily wealthy. Most of their money is spent on luxurious buildings and parasites they will never meet, yet receive the benefits of their hard-earned money instead of their own children. Brainwashing par excellence. 

When you neglect your family’s financial welfare in order to give money to your church, no matter what bright packaging the church provides for this, call it a tithe, offering, work, missions, the pastor’s salary, helping the “downtrodden” or “refugees”… you’re being obedient to your church or religious leaders or cult, not to Christ. And the “blessings” that are promised for “obedience” and the punishment that is threatened for “disobedience” are just as fake as the “qualifications” of their leaders. Cults are especially adept at this carrot-and-stick manipulation.

Much church manipulation is a lot more subtle than Opus Dei, of course. It’s camouflaged with smiles and hugs, veiled threats, and “for your own good” and “because we care about you.”

When you would rather spend time with the church leaders and “God’s work” instead of your wife and children, you’re being selfish, egocentric, manipulated, or just plain stupid – you’re not being obedient to Christ. This is hard to explain to people who are brainwashed to the extent that they actually believe God would rather speak to them via their religious leaders than directly. The Holy Spirit doesn’t need some Pope or Bishop or Minister to interpret His word or will to you; He speaks to you directly.

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14: 26

In order to manipulate people, all you need do is convince them that you have a direct line to God and that they don’t, or that their line is inferior, polluted, or doesn’t even exist. The Roman Catholics wouldn’t even allow their flock to learn to read in years past, in case they saw through the trash that was being presented to them as God’s will.

Leonard Ravenhill wrote, “If the whole church goes off into deception, that will in no way excuse us for not following Christ. Men give advice; God gives guidance.”

The Bible holds the will of God, His nature, the way He works, and His will for you. The Holy Spirit will reveal the truth to you if you sincerely seek it. When the church demands your time, money, obedience,  and irrational behaviour, ask yourself why your allegiance has passed from your family and God’s will to some other person with his own agenda and motives. Ask yourself if what you are being taught by your church clashes with the final authority, which is God’s will, and if the Biblical passages used to justify the church’s position are being taken out of context.

This is all heresy to cult members, of course. When things go well for them financially, they claim it is because they tithed, and when their finances go awry, they claim God is testing them or it’s because they didn’t tithe. They don’t believe the atonement is final, they prefer salvation by works (legalism/Galatianism), and they can’t understand that many times, God blesses us just because He loves us, as any good father would. They think they can manipulate God and understand everything about Him, and still more ridiculously, the specifics about life after death. They forget Isiah 55:8-9. Very few cult leaders have any formal theological training.

Blind obedience to temporal authorities is the road to moral ruin.

Cognitive Dissonance and brainwashing will blind them to reality, no matter how sincere they are.

While I believe church attendance for sincere Christians is very important – the coal that falls away from the fire will die – balance and Godly priorities are just as important God, family (and the provision for your family, both in terms of time and money), God’s work. The Christian Church of today needs strong, uncompromising leadership, unpolluted and undiluted, in order to face the heavy satanic onslaught of Western government Liberalism, so when you find a sincere spiritual home, hold tight to it.

“No man – prince, peasant, pope – has all the light, who says else is a mountebank. I claim no private lien on truth, only a liberty to seek it, prove it in debate, and to be wrong a thousand times to reach a single rightness. It is that liberty they fear. They want us to be driven to God like sheep, not running to him like lovers, shouting joy!” ~ Morris West

Robin Elliott

Are You Politically “Correct?”

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Politically Correct people are in very bad company; they have publicly announced the fact that they chosen the quicksand of compromise, distanced themselves from moral, principled men, and embraced the cancers of altruism and Cultural Marxism.

A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.” Matt 6:24

“There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.” Ayn Rand

He who overrides decency in favour of political expediency is both untrustworthy and unreliable. He openly seeks the acceptance and embrace of other weak, mercenary followers. Moral relativity is his umbrella, protection from perverse laws his guardian. He cannot be depended upon – he has no credibility among upright producers and conscientious capitalists.

Hiding behind the skirts of socialism masquerading as Christianity, politically correct people are cowards, brainwashed by their particular cult to evade confrontation and sneak away under the pretext of “kindness, nonjudgmentalism, tolerance, and acceptance.”

In George Orwell’s excellent book, “1984,” Newspeak is the language created by Oceania, a fictional totalitarian state. The ruling Party created this politically correct language to meet the ideological requirements of English Socialism.

When one is politically “correct,” one is using the Newspeak of Cultural Marxism, dedicated to dysgenics and the destruction of the family, Christianity, and western civilization as we know it. That is what you are aligning yourself with when you are politically “correct.”

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies” – Ron Paul

Robin Elliott

Is This The End of Your Financial Difficulty?

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Many people have financial problems today:

  • Household debt in Canada is 171%
  • 47% of us live paycheck to paycheck
  • 1 in 3 Canadians don’t make enough money to cover their bills
  • More than HALF of Canadians are just $200 away from not being able to pay their bills
  • While TWO-THIRDS of Canadians worry about money, 69% of us don’t have a plan to solve our financial problems
  • 1 in 6 Canadians over 55 haven’t even started their retirement savings yet
  • Jobs are increasingly less secure, and salaries aren’t keeping up with inflation and taxation.
  • Living off the value in your home is not a solution, not just because you will run out of equity, but because interest rates and property taxes will go up. Don’t depend on a diminishing supply of money.

What to do?

Those who rely on help from the government or their church are in for a big disappointment. You can’t keep cutting costs; that won’t solve the problem. You have to find a way to MAKE MORE MONEY.

Part of the problem is we pay WAY too much in taxes.

Sounds bleak, doesn’t it? Well, it IS bleak, unless you have a workable, proven SOLUTION. There is one that is government regulated and recession proof. And if you are presented with a solution that WILL solve your financial problems and you don’t choose to take hold of it, you have no excuse – don’t complain, just go broke. As C.S. Lewis wrote, “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

Let’s talk.

Robin Elliott

“You can get anything you want out of life IF you are prepared to help enough other people to get what they want.” ~ Zig Ziglar

A Shocking Lack of Understanding

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As Canadians and Americans read less and less, know little about history and the geography of the world, and become more brainwashed by their liberal, Cultural Marxist media every day, their Government-instituted Dysgenics program is certainly achieving its desired effect.

Look at this excerpt from this revealing article:

“One-third of Americans think “substantially less” than 6 million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, according to a new survey that highlights a worrying lack of basic knowledge about the World War II-era genocide.

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, or Claims Conference, released the findings of its survey to coincide with Holocaust Remembrance Day. They show a notable lack of understanding among Americans, especially millennials, the group said.”

Who do we see in the libraries? Seniors, Asians, Asian kids, and kids that are being homeschooled. People and countries fail when education takes a back seat to sports, Hollywood, food shows and reality shows on TV, and “Social Justice,” along with interbreeding with low IQ government imports masquerading as refugees.

Among the 34 OECD countries, the United States performed below average in mathematics in 2012 and is ranked 27th (this is the best estimate, although the rank could be between 23 and 29 due to sampling and measurement error).

With this in mind, here’s the good news: well-read, disciplined, intelligent, moral people who are aware of what is going on and understand history and how people think will always have the upper hand in the long run. As Crosby, Stills, and Nash sang all those years ago, “Teach Your Children Well.” Don’t succumb to the pressure of the slave masters. Cherish your independent thought. Channel your inner Ayn Rand.

Robin Elliott

Greatest Country on Earth? Not so much, anymore…

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OUCH! Who Can I Blame?

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Yesterday, I burnt my fingers – TWICE – on the iron. I was ironing shirts and pants for the first time since I was in the army in 1971 since my wife, who does the ironing, is away in Michigan visiting the kids and grandkids. No, I’m not an androgynous, gender-conflicted, lilly-livered young man.

As I doctored my painful fingers into Zam-Buk (I know, it’s a South African fix-all remedy that actually works) and held them against icy things in the deep freeze, I imagined how the average snowflake/ Liberal/ eternal victim/ obese/ parasite/ Millennial/ loser would react, had they burnt their delicate fingers (they would probably have been wearing safety glasses, ear protectors, a helmet, gloves, knee pads, etc., though):

  • There was no warning label/video to tell me not to touch the hot part of the iron. I will sue the company!
  • Why am I forced to iron? My mom should be doing it for me!
  • I blame the government – they should provide Mexicans to do the ironing instead of killing them and building a wall!
  • My parents never taught me how to iron correctly – it’s their fault! AND they got divorced when I was 23!
  • This is slave labour!
  • I’m an artist/student/actor – why do I have to iron?
  • It’s the White man’s fault! This is an extension of slavery! In fact, it’s because of slavery!
  • It’s Capitalism’s fault!
  • It’s because I’m gay/ obese/ transgender/ suffer from a disease called “Drug Addiction”
  • It’s Trump’s fault!
  • It’s just because I’m black! Where can I go and riot and loot and burn stuff?
  • It’s because of the “Alt Right”!
  • It’s because the medical marijuana I was smoking before I did the ironing has been secretly doctored by the government! I will sue!
  • Who can I blame and who can I sue?

IT”S NOT MY FAULT!

Robin Elliott

Let’s Talk About Opportunities

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Every time I have found a great opportunity that made me serious money, it started with three distinct and vital elements, without any one of which it wouldn’t have worked. We do, indeed, stand at the brink of great opportunities on a regular basis, some of which can change our lives significantly.

The picture above illustrates the words of Lao Tzu, “A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” What are the three vital elements?

First, I have taken off the judges robes and been open-minded, not allowing past successes, failures, disappointments, or misses to colour my perceptions and evaluations of new opportunities. I have tried to avoid looking at new offers without the clouded, distorting lenses of the past and objectively, unemotionally evaluate the offer at hand.

Second, objectively and carefully consider the people and the company behind the offering. Clean water doesn’t flow out of a cesspit. And, while the person presenting it may be a loser of ripoff artist, the people behind the opportunity – the company you will work with – may be different; don’t confuse the messenger with the message.

Third, ask yourself these important three questions to establish the validity of the opportunity in your own life, bearing in mind that your comfort zone should not be a deciding factor and that we can leverage the skills and knowledge of others in areas where we are weak:

Is this the wise thing to do in the light of my past experience, my present circumstances, and my future hopes and dreams?” (Remember, when comparing this opportunity with one you encountered in the past, that you are a different person now, and that there is confusion when you’re not comparing apples with apples.)

And if these three are positive and the timing is right, take that first step, commit, and get going – fast.

“Too late, too late!” will be the cry, when this great opportunity has passed you by.

Finally, let’s talk about commitment. That means absolute integrity, complete, 100% application and involvement. Kenneth Blanchard said, “There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

You can’t optimize an opportunity without real commitment. Remember that famous quote by William Hutchison Murray?

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

Are you looking for a solid opportunity? Call me.

Robin Elliott

 

 

The Difference between Moving On and Letting Go

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Too many of us, while forgiving others their wrongs, find it hard to let go of the resentment, anger, and pain they caused us, and it holds us captive, preventing us from enjoying a free and relaxed mind and spirit. Moving on means letting go, forgiving ourselves and others, but there is another danger lurking in the resistance to letting go…

Too many of us feel that by letting go, people have “gotten away with it” or “gotten off too lightly.” This is not breaking free; it is, in fact, locking us into another limitation: the insistence in seeing new relationships and new opportunities through the distorted lens of past hurts and failures. 

When we have moved on – or away – from a relationship or situation without letting go of the negative emotions involved, we are locked into a limiting, perverse way of seeing the future. Instead of a clear, unbiased vision with the myriad options it contains, we have to settle for a darkened, negative view of perhaps entirely different circumstances and people or changed people, like a luxury yacht tethered securely to the dock.

How do you know if you have truly let go? See if you can sincerely pray for the people who wronged you, and without opening yourself up to being hurt or ripped off again, at least be on polite terms with them. You don’t need to hand your checkbook over to some felon who stole from you, but you can pray for him and greet him in a friendly way.  This sets you free from the anchors of the past.

Remember, we can’t possibly know the mental and emotional stresses and turmoil other people endured, their perspectives and perceptions, their true, albeit misguided motives, or the pressure they were under when they made bad choices. We can, however, grant them the benefit of the doubt.

Here’s a poem I typed out and stuck in my Bible 28 years ago. I don’t know who wrote it:

TODAY

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is YESTERDAY, with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money, tears, and regrets in the world cannot bring back yesterday. Yesterday is gone.

The other day we should not worry about is TOMORROW, with its possible adversaries, its burdens, its large promises but possibly poor performance. Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow’s sun will rise either in splendour or behind a mask of clouds. Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet unborn.

This leaves us only one day – TODAY. Any man can fight the battles of just one day. It is not the experience of today that drives men mad – it is remorse or bitterness for something which happened yesterday, and the dread of what tomorrow may bring. It is only when we add the burdens of those two awful eternities that we break down.  Let us, therefore, live one day at a time.

NOW comes but once in which we have our unique opportunities to fashion our destiny for tomorrow.

Happy New Year, no matter what the date is because today is truly the first day of the rest of your life.

“And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.’
And he replied:
‘Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.’
So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.”

Robin Elliott

 

The Ugly Truth About Marijuana

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Of course, weed smokers will strongly disagree with the following medically proven facts, just as most smokers refuse to accept that smoking is bad for you. You will grant their opinion even less credence after reading the facts below. And when they say, “It’s a natural plant, man, like, it can’t be harmful,” just think about poisonous mushrooms; they’re harmful.

The intoxicating chemical in marijuana is THC (tetrahydracannabinol.) Research from the Potency Monitoring Project reveals that the average THC content of marijuana has soared from less than 1 percent in 1972, to 3 to 4 percent in the 1990s, to nearly 13 percent in 2010. Today, some retail marijuana has 30 percent THC or more.

A 2017 study by the Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia found that those who used marijuana were 26 percent more likely to have a stroke than those who did not use marijuana. Those studied were also 10 percent more likely to have developed heart failure. Addiction (in about 9% of users overall, 17% of those who begin use in adolescence, and 25 to 50% of those who are daily users.)

Marijuana deposits four times more tar into smokers’ lungs than tobacco-based cigarettes.

More Exciting News:

  • Expect chronic and acute bronchitis, phlegm production, and wheezing,
  • Delusions (when taken in high doses)
  • Psychosis

Marijuana use during pregnancy could have negative effects (You only have to observe Justin Trudeau.)

Regular marijuana use may also be connected to an increased risk of social anxiety and it may also increase the risk of developing schizophrenia.

Weed could increase the risk of depression and  interfere with how you form memories.

And it can distort your sense of time andmess with your sense of balance.

Short-term effects include

  • Lowered reaction time
  • Increased heart rate (risk of heart attack)
  • Increased risk of stroke
  • Problems with coordination (impairing safe driving or playing sports)
  • Sexual problems (for males)
  • Users are up to seven times more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections
    than non-users (for females).  So don’t have casual sex with them (or anyone, for that matter.)

Long-tern Effects include

  • Decline in IQ (up to 8 points if prolonged use started in adolescent age) This explains Canadian Liberals.
  • Poor school performance and higher chance of dropping out
  • Impaired thinking and ability to learn and perform complex tasks
  • Lower life satisfaction
  • Potential development of opiate abuse (gateway drug)
  • Relationship problems, intimate partner violence
  • Antisocial behavior including stealing money or lying
  • Financial difficulties
  • Increased welfare dependence
  • Greater chances of being unemployed or not getting good jobs.

Robin Elliott

Pastors: Shepherds or Administrators?

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I recently heard heart-breaking story of a good, sincere, intelligent man who fell away from a local Christian church because the person posing as the pastor had no right being in that position. The new congregant had joined the church in a state of desperation and grief, searching for spiritual answers and relief; his girlfriend had died suddenly. The pastor, who was supposed to be the shepherd of the congregation, turned out to be simply a paid, mercenary administrator.

What do administrators, bureaucrats, paid mouthpieces do? They sing the company song. In this case, the passive-aggressive pastor insisted on belabouring his point that “unsaved” people go straight to hell, blissfully unaware of the pain someone in his audience was suffering, or that the late girlfriend was from China, and had had no exposure to Christianity.

The man felt “the god” was a wrathful, uncaring monster who had thrown his beloved into eternal flames. I talked with him and gave him a caring, mature, Christian perspective, ( Luther: “Unless I am convicted by Scripture [the Bible] and plain reason – I do not accept the authority of people and councils“) and thank God, he’s going back to church.

Pastors are supposed to love their sheep. In fact, the reason why Jesus used the shepherd and sheep analogy (see Psalm below) is that shepherds in those days did indeed love their sheep. They spent their entire days with them, finding the lost sheep, binding their wounds, leading them to green pastures and fresh streams, guiding them away from precipices and dangers, and protecting them from wolves.

They suffered bad weather with their sheep, tended them when they were sick, and knew all about them individually.

When I hear of an uncaring bureaucrat trying to fill the role of a pastor (or minister, or priest, or bishop),  especially when I discern a political agenda, when I see them do the minimum to keep their jobs, it makes me sick.

A real pastor would be at the door to welcome congregants and visitors. And he would watch them carefully during his sermon, to see their reactions. He would be there to greet them when they left, and he would make appointments with visitors and new members – either with himself or a sufficiently qualified representative, to ensure their correct guidance and education.

He would arrange for home visits and carefully monitor their teaching and progress – if he was a real pastor. Also, he would protect them from legalism and incorrect beliefs.

1 Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual, but as worldly – as infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for solid food. In fact, you are still not ready, 3 for you are still worldly. 1 Cor 3: 1,2,3

(The Greek for infant in this context, νηπίοις, means “immature Christian.”)

Robin Elliott

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

The Lord is my Shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    He refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for His name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
    for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.