Back In My Day: Civilized War – Unequal Yoking

As we take the next step in the story, we arrive at a major theme of life on this planet found in God’s Word that continually confounds humanity because people refuse to take incorporate God’s Word into their lives. To some readers this scripture and its ramifications may seem harsh and unloving. To others, it is truth and righteousness displayed.

In 2 Corinthians 6:14 Paul urges the Corinthians to open their hearts to him again and states, “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?” (NKJV)

The summary explanation from explains what follows well.

“Now he turns to a direct command: that believers in Christ not be yoked with unbelievers. The imagery of the “yoke” brings to mind the rigid harness used to keep livestock locked together and pulling in a consistent direction. The Old Testament used a form of the word to forbid mating cattle of different species (Leviticus 19:19). The Law also forbids harnessing together an ox and a donkey to plow a field (Deuteronomy 22:10). 

The point of this phrase will soon become clear. Those in Christ are something other than those who are not in Christ. They are not the same—spiritually—and should not be locked together into any kind of binding relationship. Paul begins to ask a series of questions to show the absurdity of a believer in Jesus being “unequally yoked” with an unbeliever. 

Paul asks: what cooperation can there be between virtue and wickedness? Those in Christ have “become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21). Those outside of Christ continue in their status as unrepentant, lawless sinners. The two cannot—must not—be joined together. To do so makes as little sense as trying to join light and darkness in fellowship. It can’t be done. As soon as the light arrives, the darkness must vanish. 

It’s essential to realize Paul is not saying believers should never associate with unbelievers, at all (1 Corinthians 5:9–10). Believers should continue to live and function in the world, which includes contact with unbelievers (1 Corinthians 10:25–26). He has written to the Corinthians previously, though, not to sue each other in pagan courts of law (1 Corinthians 6:1–11), not to join themselves sexually to temple prostitutes (1 Corinthians 6:12–20), and not marry unbelievers (1 Corinthians 7:39). 

Rather, Scripture’s teaching here is that Christians must not enter into binding, partnering agreements with non-Christians.

God always has good reasons for His instructions.

Back to Business

Remember when I wrote about meeting with our state bank regulators along with our Chairman at the start-up of our division? The state officials suggested to our Chairman that he should execute employment contracts with me and our key people. My response was “no” to that. The Lord had revealed to me through the equipment company ordeal this scripture extended well beyond the commonly understood principle to only marry within the faith. From the point of understanding that passage better, I never worked under an employment contract the rest of my career after the equipment company.

In my mind, the principle is simply applied. I had yoked myself to the owners of the equipment company who claimed to be Christians. I learned that the claim of being a Christian does not necessarily make it the truth, although I have no authority to judge their claim then or now. I observed and absorbed their actions during my employment and they would not be considered Christ-like. Had I been more mature in the faith, I could have avoided a lot of heartache by avoidance of the situation and trusting God for his provision.

The allure to accept a yoke is increased by greed as well as hunger for power, prestige, fame, etc. Look at the yoking of all the celebrities, entertainers, media, corporate leaders, medical professionals, and so on. Most all are contracted to perform their roles. As a result, most will do and say about anything to fulfill the contracts and receive the worldly benefits. Politicians make their promises while receiving donations and receiving insider information. Their words and actions rarely reflect what Jesus wants us to say and do because the yoke they willingly accept is with the political party to which they belong. We the People are a means to the end purposes of the party and those that buy their votes.

That I was not yoked to the ownership of the bank became very important to me and others over the ensuing years. Especially as I learned more about all of the people involved.

The Phone Calls

One day that summer the major owner, the contractor, called and wanted to discuss where we were with profitability and my expectations. I put it back into his court, how confident was he that Judas could deliver on loan pool sales at or above budget? He had no answer for that. That was not why he called anyway. He told me about how he had to fire a close friend at his construction company after having worked together for 15 years because he failed to meet expectations. He then said he gave the guy a good severance package and they remained friends. I asked him if he doubted we would meet budget considering we were ahead of it at that point. He said that he was just reminding me it was important, that they had a lot on the line.

When you know your target is getting the job done, you attempt to move the goalposts and change the rules of engagement if your intent is to remove the leader.

I knew it was all BS. Step One of my eventual termination was complete.

A month later I got a call from Judas as he was working in the bank’s headquarters with the Chairman and President for a week. He said that it appeared to him that I was looking to get out, to retire soon. I told him (truthfully) that I was contemplating doing so at the end of 2008 with a consulting role to help the transition. He said, “I bet you would take a package of $… and retire.” I told him I would consider it. If it was a good package I would retire. If not I might have to crank another operation up somewhere else if ownership felt it was time for me to go.

Step Two of my eventual termination was complete, along with my counter move if they screwed it up.

Meanwhile the married contractor owner had caused a major problem chasing the skirt of the SCO’s assistant at a bank function. In addition, I got word from a couple of trusted sources on the Street that things were tanking fast in the debt markets. Not only was subprime residential getting worse, credit card and car loan pooled CDOs were in trouble as well. Buyers were pulling back from investing or were out altogether. It did not matter that our pools were performing well, the buyers were getting out of all of the debt market rapidly.

The owner who was an attorney decided to visit and discuss the issue with the assistant. The SCO and I reviewed with him and decided on a course of action. He could sense something else was wrong and asked. We decided not to share any more information with him or the other owners. They had decided to stop listening and take over anyway, which was within their rights to do as owners of the bank. They made their choice, they could live with the results.

Step Three of my eventual termination was the huddling in secret of a few key managers with Judas that I was not supposed to know about, but which was reported to me afterwards.

As we neared the end of the year, Judas began dragging his feet on closing loan pool sales in all programs. The owners and he were obviously losing their battle to lower profitability below budget to justify my termination and the delays would help them lower profit temporarily. The profitability of which was over three times what the traditional bank was making. The owners had ordered me to terminate our CPA/controller a few months before claiming he was a redundancy we no longer needed; that his function could be handled by the traditional bank. He was not surprised, just disappointed. He did not have a good relationship with them because he knew the games Judas was playing with loan sales and disagreed with their decision to sell off the treasury bond portfolio. The owners wanted him out to better hide their plans and knew we were totally in sync as eyes and ears for each other. I encouraged him to work a two week notice to transition the department and if he wanted to let some confidants know what was coming, well, I was good with it. I also told him I gave my time of employment there six months at most.

Step Four of my eventual termination was completed.

The expense reduction plan had been completed by all departments that was to be implemented with staff reductions with severance as well as outright releases of underperforming production officers in the first quarter subject to ownership approval. The moves projected to shave over $2 M in annual expenses in the first phase. The second phase would have slashed even more in 2009 with the implementation of the new credit administration and operations platform.

The plan was submitted prior to a meeting with ownership that included my SCO and NSM in mid January 2008. We arrived at the meeting for more bull in the ring theatrics. The owners and Judas completely disagreed with my assessment that the debt markets were in full retreat and that the country was headed toward a major recession. Whatever, guys, whatever. I stated that the expense reduction plan we submitted as well as expense reduction in the rest of the bank was needed to sustain existing profitability, much less grow it. They also needed to mothball bank expansion and stop making bad conventional commercial loans in one major branch location while cutting expenses where they could. They strongly disagreed and stated they believed any downturn would be short lived, that we needed to focus the division on making even more money. My NSM was floored and stated his disagreement while my SCO sat quietly. Allegiances were revealed as a result. Judas had turned the job scared SCO, the one guy he needed to keep credit administration going since he had no personal knowledge about making loans.

There was no peaceful resolution. The owners never intended for there to be.

Step Five of my eventual termination was completed.

The Last Days

I had already cleared the personal items out of my office beginning six months before. Our senior division attorney and NSM did not trust Judas at all and kept me informed. I told both to be smart and not do anything rash. If it was not going to work well for them going forward to be about finding new opportunities in advance.

I received the call to meet the owners at the airport in a meeting room about three weeks after the last bull in the ring event. We all knew what was going to happen, there was no need to pretend. I thanked them for the “opportunity” and not to bother staging anything, I had figured out what was going on many months before and would not be a problem subject to how they proceeded from there. It surprised them, so they cut to the chase. They offered the deal I could not refuse. A parachute into retirement was on the table. I told them I would review the proposal with my wife and have my attorney handle the details of the agreement if we agreed. We shook hands and headed home. Rock Star agreed completely it was a reasonable deal and was happy to have her husband home with no competition for his time (as was husband).

I simply did not trust them to be able to survive with how they analyzed situations and operated. I countered their ten year non-compete proposal with a five year non-compete on a ten year agreement with 75% of the compensation loaded into the first five years. My attorney went to work and knocked it out as I wanted it in a couple of weeks. I agreed to stay out of the way and let them build relationships with the employees and officers. None of them were on contract, so they would be free to stay or leave at their discretion.

Since there was no yoking during employment the parting was relatively easy. The yoking that occurred with the parachute required nothing of me other than not competing with them in that line of business in return for long term compensation with no other strings attached.

I was done.


There was no sadness, only joyous relief that it had come to an end. Family, friends and church members were a bit shocked. We assured them we could not be happier as a family. Our closest friends celebrated by throwing a party for us. As time passed and the economy began collapsing many of the people around us understood better. I knew it would take at least five years for economic conditions to become feasible to justify the effort it takes to build a similar operation. However, I had no desire or intention to ever do it again as long as the bank could make it five years.

In my heart and mind there were other, more important things to do involving family and kingdom work that I wanted to focus on the rest of my time on earth. Now I would get the real “opportunity” I had long sought that had nothing to do with chasing a dollar and building a career.

I had always viewed my role as one to bring “salt and light” into the workplace as in the scripture passage of Matt. 5:13-16. I had numerous other coworkers who believed their roles were for those reasons as well, which helped us help others. None could legitimately say that I did not try to lead by what The Word says to do even if I messed it up occasionally. However, when you do that you do so by gripping lightly on the reins. When your leadership is no longer desired, you shake the dust from your feet and move on as Jesus instructed in Matt. 10:11-14 and Mark 6:11.

The deniers and haters are left to sink or swim on their own.

With the next chapter I will fill in some areas and give the autopsy of this last small business banking employer. It will be a time of observation of Gods will at work in Goober Gump’s life without him knowing he needed it.

Be blessed.

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Tradebait2’s career in 2008 (movie version) —

Happy go lucky

The story of my life:

Had I been more mature in the faith, I could have avoided a lot of heartache by avoidance of the situation and trusting God for his provision.

Thank you for sharing this part of your journey, TB.

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

Very bittersweet. It reminds me of my own choice to retire early and escape what had become a very unequal yoking!

Although a much more pagan context, I keep hearing the end song of Gladiator, and the line:

Now we are free.
I will see you again.
But not yet. Not yet.

Good job! Ready for the next chapter!

Wolf Moon | Threat to Demonocracy

I feel you there, too! 😆

However, try this on for size! I believe that Gladiator is in many ways a sneaky retelling of the Gospels, cloaking an analogy in a Roman garb. In which case those final words have special meaning for those of us who have been freed!

Gail Combs

VERY SMART to stay out of contracts!

If we look at the current situation, all the LYING that is going on in the MSM, Hollyweird, SCIENCE, Politics… It is ALL due to this ‘Yoking’

Whether it is because of ‘Contracts’ ‘Grants’ or ‘Donations’ LOYALTY to those with evil intent is bought with $$$ Stolen from We The People.

My Comment yesterday on using OUR MONEY in Mutual funds and pensions + leveraged buyouts to Take over and DESTROY American companies WHO HAD NO DEBT was ALL ABOUT FORCING this ‘unequal yoking’ of the International Banksters/Financiers with corporations.

If you agree with idea that the Satanists have to WARN us ahead of time what they are doing to get rid of ‘Karma Backlash’ Then the New York Times intentionally let the cat out of the bag. This article shows what the result of the 1980’s leveraged buyout feeding frenzy would be. –>

“𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀, 𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗺 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝘅𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗯𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀”

As we now know it allowed the Transnational Financiers to GUT American industry and put corporations UNDER THE YOKE OF THE FINANCIERS! Now they are using those contractS to DICTATE TO CORPORATIONS. Thus we have Corporations making very unsound business decisions as they TRY TO jam SATANISM down our throats.

Of mergers and acquisitions each costing $1 million or more, there were just 10 in 1970; in 1980, there were 94; in 1986, there were 346. A third of such deals in the 1980’s were hostile. The 1980’s also saw a wave of giant leveraged buyouts. Mergers, acquisitions and L.B.O.’s, which had accounted for less than 5 percent of the profits of Wall Street brokerage houses in 1978, ballooned into an estimated 50 percent of profits by 1988...

THROUGH ALL THIS, THE HISTORIC RELATIONSHIP between product and paper has been turned upside down. Investment bankers no longer think of themselves as working for the corporations with which they do business. These days, corporations seem to exist for the investment bankers…. In fact, investment banks are replacing the publicly held industrial corporations as the largest and most powerful economic institutions in America.

THERE ARE SIGNS THAT A VICIOUS spiral has begun, as each corporate player seeks to improve its standard of living at the expense of another’s.

Corporate raiders transfer to themselves, and other shareholders, part of the income of employees by forcing the latter to agree to lower wages.

January 29, 1989 New York Times

There are two more parts to this Satanic Plan. First do not forget the USA was ‘invaded by Nazis’ via Operation Paper Clip right after WWII
SEE: Spies, Spooks, Snakes and The Sea Eye Aye

To destroy America you have to destroy the source of our strength.

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Gail Combs

I have mentioned this several times but I want to pull some threads together.

The strength of the USA was based on our Unity as ANGELO M. CODEVILLA so eloquently put it:

The two classes [America’s Ruling Class and the serfs] have less in common culturally, dislike each other more, and embody ways of life more different from one another than did the 19th century’s Northerners and Southerners — nearly all of whom, as Lincoln reminded them, “prayed to the same God.” By contrast, while most Americans pray to the God “who created and doth sustain us,” our ruling class prays to itself as “saviors of the planet” and improvers of humanity. Our classes’ clash is over “whose country” America is, over what way of life will prevail, over who is to defer to whom about what. The gravity of such divisions points us, as it did Lincoln, to Mark’s Gospel: “if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”


To weaken us our ‘village life’ was DELIBERATELY torn apart by the Committee for Economic Development, right after WWII.

…With World War II, America saw its agricultural system intentionally subjected to political policies that radically transformed it. What was once a decentralized system that provided a means to self sufficiency and independence for tens of millions of farmers was purposefully centralized into a capital-intensive fossil-fuel dependent system that restructured local economies, permitting their wealth to be extracted by what are now transnational cartels dedicated to the so-called free market and globalized trade at all costs.

This transformation was the result of organized plans developed by a group of highly powerful “though unelected“ financial and industrial executives who wanted to drastically change agricultural practices in the US to better serve their collective corporate financial agenda….

Composed of chief executive officers and chairmen from the federal reserve, the banking industry, private equity firms, insurance companies, railroads, information technology firms, publishing companies, pharmaceutical companies, the oil and automotive industries, meat packing companies, retailers and assisted by university economists representatives from every sector of the economy with the key exception of farmers themselves, CED determined that the problem with American agriculture was that there were too many farmers. But the CED had a solution: millions of farmers would just have to be eliminated…

  :wpds_arrow: 𝗖𝗘𝗗’𝘀 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘂𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗿𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮, 𝗿𝗶𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗰 𝗼𝗳 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗼𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗲𝘀. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗺𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗳𝗮𝗿𝗺 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘆, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗳𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀’ 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝘂𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲 [𝟲], 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘂𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗮 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝗯𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝗻𝗼 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗼𝘂𝘁….

There was several parts to having a cohesive village based society. One was Why the ‘Local Multiplier Effect’ Always Counts

Over the past 50 years, the expansion of national businesses into local domestic markets has diverted this vital monetary stream and redirected it to centralized corporate coffers…

. This interception of funds has depleted local towns and cities across our nation of an important source of funds: recirculated income.

It has been estimated that about a century ago, thriving industrial communities had a LME in the high 20s or low 30s. Today it’s estimated to be in the single digits. This reduction in the number of rounds that monies make has had an extremely negative effect on our local economies. All areas of community life are affected by this deficit. This lost treasure of local economies was never measured, monitored, managed or even acknowledged…

👉Another point of attack was CHURCHES. Johnson literally YOKED THE CHURCH TO THE GOVERNMENT!

A decade after the CED — “In its 1945 report “Agriculture in an Expanding Economy,” ..complained that “the excess of human resources engaged in agriculture is probably the most important single factor in the ‘farm problem’” and describes how agricultural production can be better organized to fit to business needs.” — The Elite set their sights on the Church as the next stumbling block on their way to a global world government.

This was accomplished via Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1954 IRS gag order for Churches (funny how it does not apply to Muslims.)

…. Johnson had it in mind to silence the church and eliminate the significant influence the church had always had on shaping “public policy.”

… One need not look far to see the devastating effects 501c3 acceptance has had to the church, and the consequent restrictions placed upon any 501c3 church. 501c3 churches are prohibited from addressing, in any tangible way, the vital issues of the day….

Once any real opposition from communities or churches was out of the way, The Rockefeller Foundation Funded ‘Womens Lib’

Behind the façade of “women’s rights”, Feminism teaches that heterosexual roles (wife, mother etc) are socially constructed by MEN and oppressive to WOMEN.

This underscores the fact that feminism was created to destabilize the society and undermine the institution of family. Aaron Russo says, the two key reasons given by Nicholas Rockefeller were:

#1. Before women’s lib we couldn’t tax half of the population

#2. Can indoctrinate kids in school at early ages. 

When there is no male figure in the family, kids start seeing the State as their family who provide and protect.

American feminist icon Gloria Steinem, (an ex CIA agent) proudly claims in one of her own books that CIA funded Ms Magazine with the stated goal of breaking up the families and taxing women. (Divide and conquer policy)

Nearly one in three American children is living with a parent who is divorced, separated or never-married. A study by the Pew Research Center highlights rapidly changing notions of the American family where 4 in 10 say marriage is becoming obsolete in US….

Another goal was to move care of the poor from the Churches and communities TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

I can remember vividly our ‘county farm’ where vagrants were rounded up and placed. They were given help with their addictions and medical problems while they WORKED on the farm as there disabilities allowed so they could to help defray the cost of their up keep. The COMMIES had HISSY FITS and DEMANDED that the county PAY for outside workers to do the work thus bankrupting the county farms. Churches were also active in helping the local poor with food and clothing and such. Again this LOCAL Church Activity was removed.


So what was the history of the destruction of the vagrancy laws that prevented cities and towns from turning into to the Schiff holes we see in California today?

Times tells us.

….The case that followed Edelman’s 1949 arrest marked a new era in the history of vagrancy laws. Though Edelman himself did not emerge victorious, his case both signaled and set in motion a process of rapid and fundamental legal transformation.

Laws on the books for four centuries were now, suddenly, on the constitutional defensive.

  :wpds_arrow: Over the next twenty years, alleged vagrants and their lawyers, social reformers, activists, the media, state legislators, state and lower federal courts, and, somewhat belatedly, the Supreme Court condemned vagrancy laws and their uses. Even the laws’ fiercest defenders—the police who relied on them—substantially narrowed their justifications for the laws’ legitimacy. In a trio of cases in 1971 and 1972, including Papachristou’s own, the Court announced that vagrancy, loitering, and suspicious persons laws were unconstitutional.

That shift is impossible to separate from the major upheavals that convulsed American legal, social, intellectual, cultural, and political life between the 1950s and the 1970s.

👉 Those who had long lacked social and political power began to organize, march, and protest; stand fast before fire hoses and riot gear; hire lawyers and bring appeals. In doing so, they projected a new image of American society in which vagrancy policing was anathema.

As may already be apparent, the age-old crime of vagrancy became a flashpoint in virtually every great cultural controversy of the time.

You can not divorce vagrancy laws from mental health issues.


The closing of mental institutions began during the 1960s, after President Kennedy signed the Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Health Centers Construction Act, which called for the creation of community mental-health centers to treat mentally ill patients….

The deinstitutionalization policy, initiated during the civil rights movement, was intended to move people with serious mental illnesses into the community. It was based on the belief that mental hospitals were cruel and ineffective, as well as on the hope that medications would cure patients. However, the policy didn’t quite work out as planned. While some of the people who were removed from the institutions were able to recover, others remained in deplorable conditions. Meanwhile, community services were underfunded and understaffed.

The lack of real mental health care has created a crisis. As a result, many people incarcerated are unable to receive effective treatment…..

The closing of mental institutions not only helped drive our Drug Problems, as the mentally ill and returning soldiers with PTSD tried to self-medicate, It also drove incarceration rates sky high. Essentially we moved a lot of people FROM mental institutions TO prisons.

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Over time the people driven off their farms went from working at the same corporation for most of one’s working live to as, E.M. Smith put it, becoming itinerant workers moving from job to job and city to city. It is hard to find the actual statistics but “..The average employee stays with their employer for 4.3 years as of January 2022….”

Going after the information a different way…

….Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers born in the 1920s through the 1940s – many of them parents of boomers – had pensions. But a measly 6 percent of boomers from the tail end of the wave have them.

Millennials and members of Generation Z usually wouldn’t even consider pensions in their retirement plans. But boomers at one time might’ve hoped or even expected to enjoy a retirement similar to their pensioned parents….

This of course make Social Security and MUTUAL FUNDS critical to old age planning.


As tradeBait can tell you, mortgages are structured such that you pay mostly interest and very little on the principle during the first years of a mortgage. This means if you are switching jobs every five years and MOVING you build up NO EQUITY and with, points and fees can actually go further and further into the hole… Essentially you are renting AND you are responsible for the upkeep of the property to boot. A great deal — for the banks.

The other option available to Americans, owning a small business, has also been badly eroded. I can remember as a child we had an Italian lady who could barely speak English, do our laundry and ironing, a house keeper to stay with me and my Grandma… There were lots and lots of ‘Sole Proprietors’ In the 1950s if you wanted to work, you could at many many jobs WITHOUT the Federal Government interfering at all. Unfortunately ever increasing regulations and finally in 1997, the Supreme Court pretty much did away with ‘Independent Contractors.’ Hubby found instead of ~$50/hr as an independent, he would be paid $15/hr and the Temp company would get the difference — SUCH A DEAL!

I do remember a change in the tax code that suddenly made the person EMPLOYING the independent contractor responsible for withholding taxes instead of the contractor. This had a very very chilling effect on the casual labor market. Who is going to hire a cleaning woman or gardener and want to get saddled with having to do all the accounting and paying of withholding? Thus you saw LLCs, franchises and Corporations like Merry Maids spring up.

“…Merry Maids is an international franchisor which sells and supports residential cleaning services franchises throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Merry Maids was founded in 1979...” — WIKI

The Courts and Independent Contractors:

 other courts find the economic realities test too superficial, and instead look to the common law for guidance. Under the common law standard, the primary emphasis is on a review of the degree of control and autonomy the worker has over his hours, methods used to complete the work, and materials used for the work. If the employer only looks to the end result, the worker is more likely an independent contractor. A milestone court decision on this matter was the case of Viscaino v. Microsoft Corp, (9th Circuit, 1997). Microsoft had routinely brought in outside “independent contractors” to work on various software programs. Microsoft needed their expertise, but made them sign contract agreements, in which they understood that they were not employees of Microsoft. Many of them worked several years in this capacity for Microsoft, and ultimately, a group of them filed suit under ERISA, hoping to recover lost pension and other benefits. Microsoft defended that these individuals were “independent contractors” and had accepted the work with that knowledge and understanding. The Court disagreed. It found that the workers had assigned desks, assigned phone numbers, and were otherwise treated essentially as Microsoft employees. In fact, the only difference was that they did not receive company-paid benefits. Microsoft lost the case.

But the economic reality test was used for claims brought under the Equal Pay Act [29 USC § 206(d)], which amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Generally, for wage/hour claims, the “economic realities test” is used in determining the true status of the worker. An example of this type of claim might involve an independent contractor who is to be paid a contract amount when the work is completed, but in reality, that amount is less than the minimum wage or does not account for applicable overtime pay. If the worker is deemed to be actually functioning as an employee, the employer may be liable for monetary damages….

The IRS also got into the act:

…The boom in freelance employment led to increased scrutiny by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the early 1990s. Section 1706 of the Internal Revenue Code provides a 20-part test to determine whether workers are employees or independent contractors. The IRS began using this test to reclassify many independent contractors—particularly those engaged in high-paying professions—as employees in order to eliminate tax deductions and increase tax revenues….

While Americans were having all the private props — Family, Community, jobs, pensions — removed the Cabal was busy FLOODING the USA with ILLEGALS.

And who do we find HELPING promote the flood? WHY ‘Religious Organizations’ who use government grants.

Government using charities to hide just how much money is going to illegal immigration

If you’re a taxpayer — in New York or anywhere in the US – you’re getting scammed by groups like United Way, Catholic Charities and the Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN). You may think these are charities. Truth is, these groups are hauling in millions in taxpayer dollars — your money — under government contracts to facilitate illegal immigration.

It’s money laundering. Democratic politicians want to maximize illegal immigration, but they don’t want their fingerprints on it. The remedy: pay so-called charities that will do the work for them.

Even before crossing the border, migrants still in Mexico are being handed debit cards loaded with $800 a month to enable them to pay for necessities. The gift cards are distributed by the non-profit Organization for Migration, thanks to money provided by the US State Department. 

After crossing and surrendering to US Border agents, many migrants are directed to Catholic Charities, which provides them with hotel rooms, meals and clothing, and sometimes pays for their bus or plane tickets to their chosen destinations. Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley explains that the mission is merely to “give a cup of water in Jesus’ name.”  

Who can argue with that? Except that the money isn’t coming from the Sunday collection basket. Sister Pimentel admits her organization is reimbursed by the federal government. It’s coming from taxpayers, who have no clue they’re supporting this operation….

Gail Combs

You are very welcome.

I hope, by bring to the table a bit of the history behind what is happening we can actually SEE it has all been deliberate.

We are now finding out thanks to Dr Martin and others that the Covid Clot Shot was already PLANNED YEARS IN ADVANCE. All ‘Warp Speed’ did was bring it forward in time.

That knowledge completely changes my view on how POTUS Trump has handled the clot shot.


And perhaps this can be the way that POTUS45 can ward off the inevitable “all the injuries, illnesses, and deaths from the COVID-19 ‘vaccines’ are Donald Trump’s fault”, something that Yours Truly observes is already starting to “make the rounds.”

Gail Combs

RDS, please up vote my comment on this subject on rumble so we can possibly change a few minds.

Valerie Curren

Thank you for pulling so many threads together to make such a cohesive (AND damning) picture of what we’re up against!


There is something else here in the United States that perhaps Mr. Lenin forgot about — the Second Amendment.

Gail Combs

It would be the Cabal and they have NOT forgotten. They just have not figured out how to deal with the problem.

Valerie Curren

I think I’ve read elsewhere in the Q-Tree, possibly in your comments, how Soros is somehow able to expropriate American money & then use that money against us to tear down our society. If that’s the case it should be illegal AND stopped!


Thanks again! Also awaiting the next episode.

Gail Combs

 “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?”

Really struck a chord with me as I saw all the historical stuff I have been writing about as HERDING AMERICAN INTO BEING YOKED with the Transnational Corporations/Banksters. Once yoked, THEY are in control.

Gail Combs

We really have to shift our view point of the US government from:
They have the best interest of the American people at heart but there is a bit of fraud and graft



Valerie Curren

Thank you for extending the scriptural principal of not being unequally yoked to contracts. That was an arena that I’d never before considered.

In the way of a fairly silly personal experience I had a co-worker at my last job in OK that wanted to take me out. He was not a person that overtly appealed to me but I was willing to go on one date. Later in the evening we were walking in a riverside park & he wanted me to explain why I wouldn’t date him. I had already discerned through our conversations that he wasn’t really a Christian & that being the foundational principle of my life dating a non/lesser committed Believer was an absolute No Go for me…

Well, perhaps foolishly I attempted to articulate the not being unequally yoked scriptural mandate to him. I could have also discussed how he wasn’t remotely attractive to me but I didn’t want to hurt his feelings. Anyway the next day at work he & his buddy approached my work station w/ him in a mock up of a chef’s hat with 2 approximations of fried eggs attached w/ some verbiage about “yolked” on it.

Obviously he didn’t understand what I was trying to express, didn’t have the scriptural background to grasp the spiritual principle, & didn’t have enough respect for me as a person to not openly mock me about it w/ his sidekick. It was fairly harmless but also a bit humiliating.

I think the being equally yoked principle can extend beyond just entwining relationships with Believers. I mean there are subsets in relationships where the more similar the people’s viewpoints &/or backgrounds are in various arenas the greater the likelihood of of more successful contracting. For instance my boyfriend/fiancé & I had similar senses of humor, eclectic interests in music & movies, had similar non-denominational church backgrounds, & both considered Christianity to be the most important aspect of our lives. Though our family backgrounds were divergent (mine intact & his multiply divorced parents, grandparents, & siblings) the family we built together, founded on Christ, has been ultimately well balanced between Truth, Faithfulness, & Playfulness 🙂

Boy were you blessed of the Lord to have had such a foreseeable & relatively gracious exit from an arena that was on a collision course with the crucible. what a blessing that you were (presumably) well compensated & free to pursue God’s heart in many ways!