Johnson County Sales Tax Increase: The Truth.

There is a proposal on the November 6th, 2018 election ballot is asking the citizen of the county to allow the County Government to start taking yet another 1/2 cent for every dollar that someone spends in this county. They claim that because of the current 8.5% tax currently on the books, every time that we buy something in the county that ends in an odd dollar amount we are paying and extra $.005 to the State of Tennessee and that the state doesn’t return that extra $.005 (caused by rounding) to the county or city government.

Well this is partly correct and partly wrong.

Right – We we make a purchase that ends in an odd dollar amount, thanks to computer rounding we are paying an extra $0.005 with each transaction.

Wrong – The extra $0.005 never makes it to Nashville. It stays in the bank account of the business that collects sale tax for the state. The way that accounting software works and the way that the electronic tax forms request amounts, the amount of sales to be taxed is worked out on the total amount of sales revenue (not individual sales), then the amount of sales tax due to be paid to the state is calculated on the that whole amount.


Comanpany collects $100,035 in Sales  for the quarter to be reported. The total number of sales was 1578. Of these sales 789. That would mean that on half the sales there would have been an extra $0.005 collected by the seller. That would mean that the seller collected a whopping $3.94 extra above what they were required to collect.

The State of TN would collect the 8502.98 and the seller keeps the $3.94.


Now Johnson County Commissioner  want us to pay an extra 0.5% on every transaction.

What does that do to the same seller’s numbers above?

Sales of $100,035 would cause the seller to collect $9003.15 and 500.18 would go to Johnson County.

So instead of collecting just the $3.94 in rounding difference the county would be collecting $500.18.

Right now we as individuals are paying and extra $0.005 per transaction but only if the amount ends in an odd dollar amount. With the new tax we will be paying an extra $0.005 for each and EVERY dollar that we spend.


Sale $: Current Tax Rate: Amount Collected: Extra Collected: Proposed Tax Rate: Difference Collected by New and Old Tax Rates:
0.085 0.09
$1.00 $0.085 $0.09 $0.005 $0.090 $0.005
$2.00 $0.170 $0.170 $0.000 $0.180 $0.010
$3.00 $0.255 $0.260 $0.005 $0.270 $0.015
$4.00 $0.340 $0.340 $0.000 $0.360 $0.020
$5.00 $0.425 $0.430 $0.005 $0.450 $0.025
$6.00 $0.510 $0.510 $0.000 $0.540 $0.030
$7.00 $0.595 $0.600 $0.005 $0.630 $0.035
$8.00 $0.680 $0.680 $0.000 $0.720 $0.040
$9.00 $0.765 $0.770 $0.005 $0.810 $0.045
$10.00 $0.850 $0.850 $0.000 $0.900 $0.050

Now I wouldn’t mind paying a few extra 10ths of a percents with each purchase, but not if that means I get no releif from all the other taxes that I am being forced to pay to the county in order to live in this beautiful area.

Lose the the Wheel Tax. I already pay $120 a year for three cars that are currently tagged in Johnson County.

Reduce the County Property Tax. I pay over $400 per year for my property the is located in the City Limits as well.


Signs of the END TIMES

There has been a lot of news out there in the last few weeks about how a group of people want to tear down statues and other monuments that somehow offend them. Personally I have no problem with what happens to the statues one way or the other. However, there is some historical significance to each and every one of them.

My true concern is what is happening that very few people seem to realize. We are witnessing Biblical Prophecy unfolding right before our eyes. And things are only going to get worse for the whole world!


(2Ti 3:1)  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

(2Ti 3:2)  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

(2Ti 3:3)  Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

(2Ti 3:4)  Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

(2Ti 3:5)  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

(2Ti 3:6)  For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

(2Ti 3:7)  Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

(2Ti 3:8)  Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

(2Ti 3:9)  But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

(2Ti 3:10)  But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

(2Ti 3:11)  Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

(2Ti 3:12)  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

(2Ti 3:13)  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.


Matthew 24:7 – For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

Luke 21:11 – And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.


Mat 24:3  And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

Mat 24:4  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

Mat 24:5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Mat 24:6  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

Mat 24:7  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

Mat 24:8  All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Mat 24:9  Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

Mat 24:10  And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

Mat 24:11  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

Mat 24:12  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

Mat 24:13  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Mat 24:14  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Mat 24:15  When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Mat 24:16  Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

Mat 24:17  Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

Mat 24:18  Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

Mat 24:19  And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

Mat 24:20  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

Mat 24:21  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Mat 24:22  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

Mat 24:23  Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.

Mat 24:24  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Mat 24:25  Behold, I have told you before.

Mat 24:26  Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

Mat 24:27  For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Mat 24:28  For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

Mat 24:29  Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

Mat 24:30  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Mat 24:31  And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.


Here is a link to a site that has even more:

Maybe it is time that we all start getting ready for the end and stop worrying so much what is happening now. Don’t get me wrong, I do think that the people who are acting this way are complete idiots, but I know that they are just following the script that was written even before GOD created this world and I know that we win in the end.

Younger Generations in today’s world

There are some things in this world that “get my goat” more in the world today than some others. One of those things is the millennial generation’s almost incessant need to change everything in this world that seems to offend them.


Of course not all millennials are included in this example, so please excuse my rantings and just pass this on to someone you know that actually fits the bill of what I am describing.

My generation, the one that was born to the baby boom generation that came just after WWII, is mostly to blame for how the following generations have been brought up; and I too am personally to blame. We were a generation that was brought up facing the consequences of our actions in the home. Our parents spanked us when we misbehaved, sent us to bed without supper when things were said and done that we should not have, shoot some of us even had our mouths washed washed out with soap when we had potty mouth syndrome. We were brought up the right way, but that is not how we saw it as we became adults, we resented the way we were raised and thought that we could do better and decided that we should coddle our children, hold their hands and pat them on the back and snuggle with them when they did something wrong. We decided that it was OK to talk with dirty mouths and thinks dirty thoughts all the time and we didn’t discourage our children from doing so. We turned away from the Morality of the Bible to embrace the animal like behavior of open sexuality and we decided that it is nothing but an inconvenience when the consequence of that behavior was an unexpected child and many have no problem with murdering that child under the guise of legalized abortion.


Now we are paying the price for our rebellion against how we were raised.

We have seen a drastic increase in the amount of crime on the streets of this county. We have seen a increase in the number of single parent homes. An increase in the number of people living below the poverty line. An increase in the number of younger men and women in prisons. A unbelievable increase in the rate of teenage pregnancies and suicides, and a totally unacceptable increase in the rate of child abuse.

We now have children as young as six years old confused as to whether they are a boy or girl and some of us celebrate this mental illness instead of getting the child the help that they need. We have men openly engaging sexual contact with other men and the same for women, and we celebrate it too, in the name of tolerance and acceptance. If there is anyone that openly disagrees with this behavior then they are called bigot, homophobic, and haters. These same people are attacked and either physically or financially run out of business.

What I want the world to know is that my rebellion against the way I was raised was a huge mistake. Even though I did not get to be as bad as some of those that I described above, I am guilty of being part of the problem. I didn’t spank my children when they misbehaved, I didn’t teach my children to watch their mouths, and I let them think that they could get what they want by throwing fits and whining non-stop until I gave in and gave it to them.

It is time that we took back our families, our states, our countries, and our world back.

It is time that we get back onto the track that GOD originally had plan for his creations.

We need to help the generations that came after us that they are responsible for their own actions, and that they can not blame those that came before them, or punish those that come after them for what they themselves did.

The next generations need to be taught that they are responsible for how this world is going to turn out, and they they can not just accept what others are saying and looking to make sure that they are being told truthful and factual information. We have to make sure that those who actual show an interest in moving away from the current status quo, are not silenced, or ostracized just because they are seeking the truth. We need them to understand that even though everyone was created equal, we do not all equally take advantage of every opportunity that show themselves to us. There will be those that have better jobs, better houses, better cars and bigger bank accounts. This doesn’t mean that they matter more than we do, just that they have done things differently, and not necessarily legally.

They younger generations need to learn that they have to work hard for what they get. They can no longer be allow to think that they are entitled to something for doing nothing. No more free government hand outs. If they want the charity that the government is handing out then they must do something for it. No more disability payments for minor things when they can

get out and do some type of work. If they are not totally disable then they are able to contribute in some way or another. Everyone has some ability that they can use to contribute to society. There are people that are quadriplegics that contribute more to the people around them than some able bodied people that are collecting disability benefits today.

Most of the younger generations have be taught all kinds of changed and twisted histories of this country. They have been taught that things which were done for the good of the country were somehow really bad, and that things that weren’t done because they would have hurt the country, somehow weren’t done because the majority just wanted to oppress the little guy.

They have been taught that a few people that are mentally ill, or just outright sexual perverts somehow are the victims of hate and bigotry and should be applauded for their illness or outright evil behavior. And now they are want to push those lies on the even younger generations at an even younger age.

There is more to come….

But until them…..

It is time that we stood up, speak out and take back this country. It is time that we stand up and take back our world. There may be a time coming when there is nothing that we as humans can do to thwart GOD’s prophesied plans, but until the rapture takes place let’s keep fighting the good fight and spreading the good word.

My thoughts on the Climate Change debate.

I keep hearing or reading that there is a consensus among scientists when it comes to Climate Change.

First and foremost real Climate Change happens without any help from mankind. It is a natural process that GOD built into the workings of the planet when he created it not so long ago. The climate has been changing from warmer to cooler and back since the beginning of time.

If the people who are trying so hard to get us to accept being taxed for them doing absolutely nothing were to be honest even a little bit they would call what they are against Man Made Climate Change. But of course that would be a lie too as there is nothing that mankind can do to change the climate in any way, shape, or form!

Now don’t get me wrong, I am all for mankind taking care of the planet that GOD has given us to be stewards over, but let’s not confuse pollution with climate. Climate we can do nothing about but we can and must reverse the effects of pollution. This includes air, water, and ground quality and conditions. But I digress…..

Back to the point of this particular blog….

Sorry but there is no consensus, nice try though. Only those scientists that receive huge grants from governments (which they would lose instantly if they denounce MMCC) were asked if there was truth to it. Those they know the truth were not asked and they actually out number those that lie and say it is a thing.

Plus you can tell that you are being lied to when either of the following two things comes from a MMCC supporters mouth:

1: “Burning of fossil fuels puts out CO2 or Carbon Dioxide.”
– This not true because in fact burning of fossil fuels emits CO or Carbon Monoxide. If they can’t even get that simple scientific fact correct then how are we to trust that they know what they are talking about when it comes to anything else?

2: “More CO2 is bad for the environment”
-Anybody that says this needs to stop breathing and save us all the oxygen they are wasting. For starter HIGHER CO2 levels are of great benefit to the plant life on this planet and indirectly beneficial to all animal life and human life. Increased CO2 allows plants to have more of the substance that they actually consume to survive, since plants us CO2 as the major and primary nutrient to do all of their life processes. Once they are done with the CO2, which is stripped of the carbon as it is the part that it uses, it released O2 back into the atmosphere which is then processed by humans and animals. The increased CO2 in the air is made more beneficial in the fact that the increase in CO2 means increases in all of the other nutrients in the air and an increase of of air pressure. All of these together allow for larger plant life, larger and healthy animal life and more effectual and faster healing for human beings.

These are things that those who want to do nothing more than tax as many people as they can, for as much as they can, will tell you because it doesn’t fit to there agenda of world dominance and rule. They have their Hypobaric Chambers and lots of oxygen tanks ready to take advantage of what they know but refuse to let the rest of the world in on. They don’t have out best interests in mind, just the thickness of their wallets.

Unfortunately there are those that will follow them blindly, and never question what they are being told even though they are sending themselves to an early grave. and empty pockets and bank accounts.

A point to ponder.

In today’s society, there are those that think that everyone should be treated equally no matter what their physical attributes are and what their IQ’s are.

Since I am a Born Again, Young Earth Creationist, Bible Believing, Evangelical Christian I believe that GOD created each of us as individuals and that each of us have different traits that makes us perfect for certain goals that HE has set for us in this short life we are given.

This is the main problem that Communism and Socialism has with Christianity. Those systems want to force the individuality out of the human race and force everyone, except for those in power, into a cookie cutter mold that will never allow the individuals to reach the potential that they were created to achieve.

Sometimes one individual is better than another individual when it comes to certain traits. For example, the smartest person in a class room is not the strongest. The strongest in not the most graceful. The most graceful is not the best singer. The best singer is not the fastest. And of course the fastest is not always the most empathetic. We are each created for a different purpose and we should be encouraged to figure out what our individual purpose is and build our lives around those purposes.

When we do not live up to our GOD given purposes we tend to live mundane, uneventful, and unfulfilling lives. When the individual suffers from this type of life, all of society suffers too. When most of the individuals in a society live up to their potential and are productive persons within that society, society as a whole will thrive exponentially.

Yes we need geniuses to help come up with new and innovative ideas that will help further society, but we also need dancers and singers to entertain, construction workers to build, plumbers to provide water, lumber jacks to provide wood for building,  doctors to heal the sick, nurses to take care of the sick as they recover, hunters, gatherers, butchers, landscapers, architects, artists, computer geeks and of course ministers.

Once we all realize that what GOD has planned for us is what is best for us we can then begin to turn this flailing country around and once again become the Nation that was blessed so greatly by GOD and rewarded as to be the envy of all the other nations such a few years ago.

My new blog site

I recently found out that the same company that was using my personal blog server also has a free blog site (paid for those that need better services) so I decided too start using  it for my blog.

Sorry that I haven’t post a new one in awhile. I would love to say that I have been too busy with something that was truly meaningful. However that would be lying. I just simply haven’t given it a second thought. So hopefully, with this new access point, as some people could not get to my personal webserver due to firewall settings on their end I can get this out there and get more followers.

I am a an avid reader, even though my taste in genres has changed over the years, as well as my eyesight! I hope to start writing reviews of the books that I read, or more likely listen to, as I finish them and blogging the reviews here. Stay tuned my first book (audiobook for the first one) is just about done and I will give a review here in a few days. I hope to include a review of the content and subject matter of the book as well as some information about the authors (or links to that info).

Well, we will see how it goes, and since I can read or listen to books rather quickly, I hope to be on here more often in the future.



The will be no way that I will be able to forget my 41st birthday.

On July 16th, 2015 two military based locations were attacked in Chattanooga, TN. 4 Marines and 1 Navy Sailor were killed, and at least two others hurt, including another Marine and a Police Officer.
The person who perpetrated this heinous act was a 24 year old Kuwait born Muslim that had moved to the USA with his parents in the late 1990′s. Right before he went on his rampage he Tweeted his intentions and showed the world that he was a follower of the Radical Islamic Terrorist Group know as isis.

For some reason, today, the FBI who took over the investigation of the case, is having a hard time figuring out what this guys motive was. They can’t ask him because thankfully the terrorist died while trying to elude police like the coward he really was. But why would the FBI need to look any further than the guy’s own tweets. This was a terrorist attack and a declaration of war by isis on the United States and to show that they have managed to infiltrate this country by bringing in terrorists from other countries, or by recruiting them right here at home.

I personally don’t care what the absolute minor details were of this guys life and what lead him to be radicalized to the point of staging this attack, but I would like to know just what it is that the United States Government is going to do to prevent similar attacks in the future.

I am sure that the first thing that is going to happen is that the Obama administration is going to down play this incident and try to push it under the rug, so to speak. Every time that any of our Military members are killed by a muslim killer they have the tendency to say that it “wasn’t an act of terrorism” or that “it wasn’t an act of war.”

However it is time that we call an apple an apple and a spade a spade. THIS WAS BOTH AN ACT OF TERRORISM AND AN ACT OF WAR. It is time that this country realize that isis means business and they are coming to try and hurt us. These animals are no longer content with just destroying their own little part of the world, they want to ruin it all because it is all they know. It is high time that we took a stand and started fighting back. If that means that we have to eject a bunch of no good lazy politicians that have no idea how to protect this country (most likely they want it destroyed) starting in the White House and both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Most of these people do not have a clue as to what is going on outside of their own little worlds or they just don’t care.

I know that there really is nothing that we can do short of a miracle from GOD, to stop what has been prophesied in the Bible, but at least if we were to get some people in to the government that had a healthy fear of GOD, then perhaps GOD might be willing to delay his second coming a little long so that we might have a little more time to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a few more people.