California; 1000 new laws in 2018

2/6/2019: California made 1000 new laws in 2018.  These were added to the thousands created in prior years.  Why does California need so many laws?  The answer is simple.  Absent from the list are the historic Biblical 10 basic laws for humanity.

Kneeling; the symbolism, the method, and the result.

2/2/2019:  Going down with only one knee on the ground is apparently is a symbol of protest.  Going down on both knees on the ground is a symbol of humility and petition.  Perhaps if those favoring kneeling to one knee had gone down on both knees, something positive may have resulted.

Kulaks; A potential prophetic parallel for America

1/28/2019:  www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/elizabeth-warren-tax-plan-is-asset-forfeiture/

Kulaks: I just read this story in the framework of a potential prophetic parallel for America.  It is framed as “fair share” of which there is no clear legal definition proposed in regards to personal property on either what is “fair” and “share”.  The definition is being proposed in this must read.

Social Justice is a Code Word

1/8/2019:

Social Justice is a code word for “I want what I want, and I want it now!”  And not mentioned is that this should be implemented at someone else’s expense.

Formally the concept is defined as a noun meaning “justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.  It includes the concept of “sublimating individuality”.  The prefix re- is missing from distribution in this formal definition.

The foundation of the idea of social justice is built on former distasteful concepts, now common in present day culture; greed and covetousness.

Breaking News: Eternal Life soon possible!

12/24/2018:  Breaking news:  It was reported today that it will be possible to eventually live forever due to the many medical and surgical advancements.

www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/749484/immortality-human-biology-science-negligible-senescence

The breaking news was very timely for humorous reasons since it was reported on the traditional eve of the celebration of Christ’s birth, Christmas.

Eternal life has been available since Christ’s birth date around 2000 years ago and is available yet today as reported in the literature (John 3:16).

Merry Christmas

Being Thankful is the Solution

12/12/2018: “There is no problem so great that you cannot thank your way out of it.”  It is written that we are to be thankful for (Ephesians 5:20) and in (1 Thess 5:18) all things.”   I have learned this over time.  I have the opportunity to practice this regularly as I regularly face challenges.  However, the thanks must be directed to someone who can do something about your problem.  I have learned it is the the Lord Jesus.  As a result I am granted peace in every circumstance. (2 Thess 3:16)

Out of Golf Business

12/6/2018: I am out of the golf business.  I was assessed a penalty of hundreds of thousands of dollars by the IRS.  The IRS examiner determined that I was just having fun out on PGA tour and not really working, trying to sell my intellectual property.  She had no direct evidence of such.  This Federal ruling is not based upon a law or a regulation.  It is based upon a long time IRS internal common ruling concerning their definition of a hobby.  A hobby is one in which a person claiming a business expense has not been profitable in 3 years.  I was not aware of this type of ruling, nor was I advised of such by my accountant.

My choice is to accept or fight.  I could fight the federal government in their court.  I was not likely to win.  So, I reluctantly paid.

The IRS examiner would not accept the fact that my business was not selling golf equipment, but one of an inventor trying to establish worth for his intellectual property that would be attractive to a buyer.  Although I had penetration on the PGA tour with my equipment and seven wins on tour, I was unable to attract a buyer.  Therefore, the IRS has the authority to determine I was just having fun in golf, not working.  Hence, the financial penalty.

To the contrary, it is evident that I am an inventor.  I have 76 US patents starting in 1978 and issued regularly including one December 4th this year.  For the record, only 41% of patent applications result in an US patent.  Worse yet is that only 1% of US patents issued ever become commercialized and make any money.  I have beaten those odds, as many of my patents have resulted in commercial value, however none in golf as yet.

One of the best business decisions one can make is to cut their losses.  This arbitrary and capacious IRS ruling has helped me make that decision.