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Sunday, February 27, 2005
Many Knew 700 Years BC, Now It's 2005 AD...
With all due respect my friends, it takes more faith to be an atheist then to believe the Bible. But go the next step and believe and turn from self and turn to Him. That is why God gave us so many prophecies so that His his Holyness and Glory are proven!
Isa 53:2 Like a young plant or a root that sprouts in dry ground, the servant grew up obeying the LORD. He wasn't some handsome king. Nothing about the way he looked made him attractive to us.
Isa 53:3 He was hated and rejected; his life was filled with sorrow and terrible suffering. No one wanted to look at him. We despised him and said, "He is a nobody!"
Isa 53:4 He suffered and endured great pain for us, but we thought his suffering was punishment from God.
Isa 53:5 He was wounded and crushed because of our sins; by taking our punishment, he made us completely well.
Isa 53:6 All of us were like sheep that had wandered off. We had each gone our own way, but the LORD gave him the punishment we deserved.
Isa 53:7 He was painfully abused, but he did not complain. He was silent like a lamb being led to the butcher, as quiet as a sheep having its wool cut off.
Isa 53:8 He was condemned to death without a fair trial. Who could have imagined what would happen to him? His life was taken away because of the sinful things my people had done.
Isa 53:9 He wasn't dishonest or violent, but he was buried in a tomb of cruel and rich people.
Isa 53:10 The LORD decided his servant would suffer as a sacrifice to take away the sin and guilt of others. Now the servant will live to see his own descendants. He did everything the LORD had planned.
Isa 53:11 By suffering, the servant will learn the true meaning of obeying the LORD. Although he is innocent, he will take the punishment for the sins of others, so that many of them will no longer be guilty.
Isa 53:12 The LORD will reward him with honor and power for sacrificing his life. Others thought he was a sinner, but he suffered for our sins and asked God to forgive us.
Again, this is but one of so many prophecies and I could show each verse and its equal in the New Testament. What Love God has for us though we didn't love Him. Now the choice is yours. May this head knowledge change your heart. For even evil men know about the Bible but only those who believe in their hearts are changed.
Another great site:
There are more prophecies about what is still going to happen in the future but that's for another day.
Saturday, February 26, 2005
Heard It Here First Folks
with a big majority actually voting even though death could of been around any corner,
with their own forces starting to take over and,
with civil order slowly coming around...
you will still hear that people who hate all-things-Bush will find something to try and slam this progress. Really sad, for I've read the Al-Jazeriah newspaper and they pick up on absolutely any negative comments from the West then distort it to meet their anti-American agenda with millions of middle easterners reading it.
What will happen in Iraq? Some of their women will be found to be oppressed. Some Iraq forces will take revenge on Baathists that oppressed and killed their families and friends for years. Nay-sayers will point to these imperfections and see how "unstable" Iraq is thanks to Bush and his short-sighted policies. One huge problem with that.
Think back to your American history books. A majority of early American settlers were more suited to democracy so they should of had an easy time with it, right? But what happened? Indians were massacred. Blacks were murdered and treated like animals as slaves. Women couldn't vote until what, 80 years ago? See my blog below about the 1960's! Blacks and whites didn't go to war together until Vietnam. Many presidents killed or wounded by our own people.
We got our own problems and the Iraqi's will learn as we learn. Notice I didn't say the past-tense, for we too are still learning how to be civil towards one another. So bring up Iraq's problems all you want, considering how long we've been a "stable" country but we still have major problems. A lack of love is at the root of all evil.
Thursday, February 24, 2005
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Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Martin Luther King Jr. is the king of the black civil rights movement in the 60's. For instance, he led the boycott of segregated buses for over a year when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in a bus in December 1955, (eventually resulting in the Supreme Court decision outlawing discrimination in public transportation).
In 1957 he was chosen president of the newly formed Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and he began to broaden his active role in the civil-rights struggle while advocating his nonviolent approach to achieving results.
No, he wasn't a perfect man, but dare to wonder how the world be a different place if a majority of black people believed in the radical ways of Malcolm X. Mr. X wrote this about MLK, "He got the peace prize, we got the problem.... If I'm following a general, and he's leading me into a battle, and the enemy tends to give him rewards, or awards, I get suspicious of him. Especially if he gets a peace award before the war is over." Sounds like sour grapes to me.
Yes, Malcolm X changed his views a few times but MLK was a consistant leader and when white people saw him lead others with non-violence and STILL got kicked around or worse by racist white people, that changed people. They showed love and compassion for those who persecuted them as Jesus taught. It changed public opinion with this love and opened people's eyes that oppression was real and had to be stopped as a civilized society. It was on the front page of the papers now and the white man were the bad guys. That's guts, that's love, that's amazing waht he did during this crazy time. He helped to unify black people in a positive way. Too bad no one has really taken his place since then.
Today black people still need leadership promoting love for others and their own communities with social ills hitting blacks greater then other minorities. It's almost as if they are persecuting themselves now without a good role model to help lead the way. MLK's main strength came from Christianity, can't go wrong with that. No matter what your color or the social ill is.
Yea for PBS... (for once)
The local PBS was one of the few who chose to do the unedited version. It really wouldn't of mattered to me for swearing in battle isn't that big of a deal to me. But I can understand the FCC having some issues with it.
I loved one part where a local cleric didn't give up the addresses of known terrorists operating under his nose. Then a high ranking American officer came in and called his bluff and he couldn't write down addresses fast enough. Just the way he handled the situation was so smooth though it is a complex situation.
Another story showed that a local shiek was charging money to use the local toilets that the Americans built for the locals to be used for free.
Another quote in the field by a Sgt. to another local cleric. "My first intention is to build schools, roads, and water... it's not my intention to fight but that's what we have to do before we build for you. You need to help us with these terrorists."
Where is the old Media in covering the good news? Or is good news not "news?"
There should already be talk about a memorial. It took the other American war memorials 20 or more years before they are erected. A memorial needs to be discussed yesterday in honor of the freedom fighters, America's Finest. I would travel to D.C. to visit it.
The Iraqi National Guard and voters who have died need a memorial in their country too. Last but not least, a huge memorial to the thousands that were tortured and murdered at Saddam's command MUST be erected ASAP. They must never forget what happened so it will never happen again.
Monday, February 21, 2005
Restless Leg Syndrome, Arg!
What is Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)?
Restless Legs Syndrome is an overwhelming urge to move the legs usually caused by uncomfortable or unpleasant sensations in the legs. The sensations have the following features:
* Occur during periods of inactivity
* Become more sensitive in the evening and at night
* Are relieved by movement of the limb
* Often cause difficulty staying or falling asleep, which leads to feelings of daytime tiredness or fatigue
* May cause involuntary jerking of the limbs during sleep and sometimes during wakefulness
This site above is the best as far as getting the facts about how to know if you have this and what to do about it. It might need you seeing a neurologist or on some medications that are for Parkinsonism. RLS is a very distant cousin of that tough disease. RLS is progressive without a cure but is not deadly. It is not fully known but has something to do with the lack of your brain to process dopamine. But when you take long car trips or try to sleep at night you feel quite frustrated. That's becuase it strikes when your legs are at rest.
No one knows exactly how many people suffer from the lifelong condition for which there is no cure, but the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) estimates 12 million Americans have it. Slightly more women are affected by the disease, and it tends to strike in middle age. (of course I got it early!)
This mainstream article fails to mention that the normal mediations used to treat RLS, like most meds, fail to work due to the body gaining a tolerance over time. Then the more you take, the more the stomach or other organs start to "take offense" and starts to give you side effects and then you try another medication and the cycle starts over.
It's the most underdiagnosed disease, period. For most people who suffer from it just assume they have "crawly legs" or "ants crawling inside their bones" and they walk around, (for temporary relief), until they're exhausted then finally get to sleep. Thanks to the web, I did my research and got treatment. Doctors normally don't know what you're talking about and may even think you're making it up. (Which is also why it's so under reported.) That RLS web site above has a great medical booklet to mail your doctor full of big fancy words so they will take you seriously and can refer you to a neurlogist. The web site also has a great list of them too!
Just cause it's not deadly doesn't mean you don't need your sleep. There are drugs like Mirapex and other safe meds that help at low dosages. Get help, get some sleep. There's a reason why nothing is on TV late at night, everyone else is asleep, you should be too!
Last, this is the best doctor moderated Q and A where a great doctor gives answers to potential remedies, quack cures, and general tips. It's a huge database and it's purt good.
Sunday, February 20, 2005
Comments with your favorite jokes?
So there's this fellow with a parrot. And this parrot swears like a sailor, I mean he's a pistol. He can swear for five minutes straight without repeating himself. Trouble is, the guy who owns him is a quiet, conservative type, and this bird's foul mouth is driving him crazy.
One day, it gets to be too much, so the guy grabs the bird by the throat, shakes him really hard, and yells, "Quit it!" But this just makes the bird mad and he swears more than ever.
Then the guy gets mad and says, "OK for you," and locks the bird in a kitchen cabinet.
This really aggravates the bird and he claws and scratches, and when the guy finally lets him out, the bird cuts loose with a stream of invective that would make a veteran sailor blush.
At that point, the guy is so mad that he throws the bird into the freezer.
For the first few seconds there is a terrible din. The bird kicks and claws and thrashes. Then it suddenly gets very quiet.
At first the guy just waits, but then he starts to think that the bird may be hurt. After a couple of minutes of silence, he's so worried that he opens up the freezer door.
The bird calmly climbs onto the man's out-stretched arm and says, "Awfully sorry about the trouble I gave you. I'll do my best to improve my vocabulary from now on."
The man is astounded. He can't understand the transformation that has come over the parrot.
Then the parrot says, "By the way, what did the chicken do?"
An old man was about to die. He was very rich and loved his money. His wife was dismayed that he put in his will that all his money should go in his casket with him.
Well, a few days later, he died. Before he was buried, his wife put a box in the casket before it was closed and put into the ground.
After the funeral, a woman asked the wife, "Surely you didn't put all that money in the casket with him, did you????!!" The wife replied, "Yes, I did. I went to the bank, transferred all his money to my checking account. I then wrote him a check with the full amount, put it in the box, and put it in the basket."
An elderly lady did her shopping and upon return found four males in her car. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at them at the top of her voice that she knows how to use it and that she will if required: so get out of her car. The four men didn't wait around for a second invitation but got out and ran like mad, whereupon the lady proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and get into the driver's seat.
Small problem, her key wouldn't fit the ignition. Her car was identical and parked 4 or 5 spaces farther down. She loaded her bags into her car and drove to the police station. The sergeant to whom she told the story nearly tore himself in two with laughter and pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale white males were reporting a carjacking by a mad elderly white woman; no charges were filed.
The Criminal and The Juror.....
As he surveyed the jurors in the courthouse, a wave of panic came over the criminal. Certain that he wouldn't beat the murder rap, he somehow got a hold of one of the jurors and bribed her with his life savings if she would go for a verdict of manslaughter.
Much to his relief, at the end of the trial the jury did convict him of manslaughter. Tears welling in his eyes he managed to have a moment with the juror before being led to prison. "Thank you, thank you, thank you. How on earth did you manage it?" he asked.
"It sure wasn't an easy task," she admitted. "They all wanted to acquit you!"
Saturday, February 19, 2005
Band's Still Playing The Old Tune
The drug companies are being attacked on all sides. Don't look at the profit margin for todays success story will be tomorrow's bankruptcy with lawsuits, longer testing times due to FDA new restrictions, Congress getting pressure from the AARP, price control advocates, etc. Want the best drugs in the world? Call your congressperson!!
Find yours here:
President Bush has shown backbone in other important issues, this is yet another one where he may not be the popular man, but it's about doing what's right. Reagan proved that doing what's right may be unpopular in the short term, but have fantastic results to his legecy in the long term.
Friday, February 18, 2005
And The Band Played On...
There is conclusive evidence that DDT has saved millions of lives. But it's either been banned or the WTO and UN are pressuring mostly poor African and South American nations to not use it or they'll cut off financial aid. America used DDT up through the 1960's but it became a political issue with little proof from the scientific community about its adverse effects on humans and animals. So even though the scientific community could not condemn it, under envriomental groups, it was banned. Guess they were thinking better save then sorry, scientific evidence will catch up with our ideals and hatred for chemicals.
"Most of malaria's victims, some 2 million a year, are children under the age of 5. More than 300 million annually suffer from this debilitating disease that drains survivors of their mental and physical energies. Incredibly, there's an easy, proven and cheap way to eradicate most of the globe's malaria--DDT. Yet in one of history's more murderously myopic ongoing actions, most advanced countries and international agencies discourage its use.
Why? Blame Rachel Carson's seismically influential--and now largely discredited--book, Silent Spring, first published in 1962. In it she blames DDT for imperiling birds and people, portraying it as a blight of almost biblical proportions. It ain't so. As Dr. Elizabeth Whelan of the American Council on Science & Health once put it, there "has never been a documented case of human illness or death in the U.S. as a result of the standard and accepted use of pesticides." The British medical journal The Lancet similarly notes that after 40 years of research no significant health threat from DDT has been found."
No one's saying that it should be showered down upon us in buckets. But tons of studies, (I'd be glad to post them if anyone wishes, but it's a known appaling FACT,) that limited of DDT in households saves millions of lives instead of these poor people being killed!! But the WTO and UN says to use nets over your bed. The mosquitos are scared now! Many studies show that with DDT, tons of people live, then political pressure causes DDT to stop being used, the death toll rises right after its stopped being used! Pride corrupts, just admit you were wrong and regulate DDT's use. Unbelievable! I guess if America had an outbreak of Malaria and even a minisule 10,000 children died in one year, we wouldn't use it??
The level of profit for the pharmaceutical industry is above the average for the S&P 500. But as we saw last week with Merck's share price plummeting in response to the withdrawal of its product Vioxx, one reason for industry profitability is the extra risk inherent in the drug business.
It costs over $800 million to bring a new drug to market. Indeed, Sir Tom McKillop CEO of AstraZeneca said yesterday that it costs as much as $1.2 billion from inception to first sale. The cost is so high because the vast majority of compounds discovered and tested don't do anything useful, the ones that do might be toxic or have side-effects significant enough to make them unworkable. These defects won't be realized until after many years of trials, costing millions of dollars for each failure -- most compounds that make trials fail. The few that survive can make a fortune, but even then may have to be withdrawn, with lost revenue and potential litigation costs escalating.
But since the returns can be high, the U.S. research-based (non-generic) pharmaceutical industry currently spends upwards of $33 billion annually on R&D.
With Canada and other countries price controls, these companies have to make a return on their investment in America. Now Medicare and some groups want price controls in America. There's a reason why most of the new drugs that save lives and give the world a better life comes from American drug companies, they have the money to do research and developement. But let's just focus on drug companies billions made for Viagra, and not all the drugs we never hear about that didn't work after testing, researching, lobbying, and paying their workers. If you got less money, then would YOU work harder? Our would you have to scale back. Price controls will force companies to cut back. There will still be new great drugs coming out, but we'll have to wait even longer. Not to mention new FDA rules to extend testing procedues and we'll have to wait for new drugs to come about. How many people will suffer and die as a result? Then people will be mad at the drug companies.
But the band plays on and hates DDT and the drug companies. I'm not listening though.
Thursday, February 17, 2005
The Whole Truth and Nothing..........but
I know I got an email about Bill Gates will give me money if I forward this email. As much as I wanted to believe it, it's just not free money day today.
Some, they are not able to determine if the pic or news story or email is real or not, so they say so. I remember getting an email about this pic of Saddam below, and I hope it's real. Snopes didn't know if it was or not, but it's still a beautiful sight, hehe.
Here's a good one showing that Bush and Kerry didn't say various quotes they were accused of saying to make them look dumb.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
When Will They Learn??
What's amazing is how this story leaves out the thousands of political and religious killings and imprisonments that have come at his bidding.
Here's a more real realistic picture of what he has done. When will freedom be given to this great culture again??
"The massive executions, through secret trials without procedural safeguards of any type; the disappearances of the mortal remains of executed political opponents; the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of opponents, either through kangaroo courts that did not even provide defendants with attorneys or through the so-called ``files of the socially dangerous;'' the tortures, the cruel and degrading treatment, and the inhuman living conditions that officially became known as ``The Secret War of Extermination of Every Form of Deviation or Resistance to the Cuban Governmental Ideology;'' the implacable religious persecution; the discrimination -- apartheid-style -- enforced for reasons of political opinion or religious belief; the denial of freedom of movement and the forced exile of Cubans who live abroad; the total disappearance of freedom of speech, of assembly, of peaceful association, of union rights, and of every civil and political right that are the bases of modern society."
Suzanne Fields writes:
""No cause, ever, in the history of all mankind," writes Prof. Kors, "has produced more cold-blooded tyrants, more slaughtered innocents, and more orphans than socialism with power."
Socialism in action, as opposed to an abstract utopian ideology, created a string of inhuman despots - Lenin, Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, Kim-Il Sung, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, Castro. All trampled on intellectual and artistic independence. Alexander Solzhenitsyn was no aberration. Yet leftist intellectuals not only ignore the facts, they act surprised when Stalin, Ho Chi Minh or Castro shows just how horrible a Marxist tyrant can be."
Maybe they should go to Miami and talk to some of those Cubans who risked death on a hand-made raft in the ocean to make it to Florida. They chose freedom rather then to live under oppression and fear in Cuba.
Monday, February 14, 2005
Churches Fighting Back!!!
Some Mexican priests, tired of Mass being interrupted by ringing cell phones, are using counterintelligence technology made in Israel to silence the devices.
In a phamphlet I got related to this short story, it goes on to say, "the jammers, made in Israel to thwart the use of mobile phones to set off bombs, silence all cell phones within a 100 foot radius." And, "One in every four Mexicans have cell phones." Wow!
The Church Around the World, Vol. 35, Num. 3, Feb. 2005.
Just wait until TV phones come into play. Anyone who puts one of those into their Bible may fool others into thinking they are reading the Bible, but One knows every thought in your heart. Still amazing how He Loves us anyway if we only turn to Him.
Saturday, February 12, 2005
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Friday, February 11, 2005
Freedom of Speech Wins!!! ... For Now
"In 2003, Swedish lawmakers passed a sweeping "hate crimes" law forbidding any criticism of homosexuality. That summer, Green was arrested at a church in Kalmar, Sweden, and charged with "hate speech against homosexuals" for a sermon about homosexuality. The church newspaper Kyrkans Tidning reported that prosecutor Kjell Yngvesson justified the arrest this way: "One may have whatever religion one wishes, but this is an attack on all fronts against homosexuals." (Free Speech anyone???)
What's scary about this is the reliance of "international law." Do Swedish judges not feel they have enough power or insight to make their own law? Now the UN is getting involved and wants to make homosexual rights part of human rights. Have homosexuals been persecuted as much as Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddists, etc. in the past or is this political correctness gone to the extreme. Is homosexuality a religion or race or creed or color?
The UN wasn't too worried about Saddam and his proven WMD's used against the Kurds, so they choose to fight for homosexual rights?? With the
For instance, the UN in the Sudan? Check my last blog. Hundreds of thousands of Christians have been murdered or enslaved as servants and concubines. The UN is FINALLY doing something about it.
I don't have a hurtful bone in me against a homosexual but this is an example of our freedom of speech being torn away slowly but very surely.
If you think it's cool he went to jail then beware. A group you don't like could be on this growing list of no-no's. You don't like obese people? They have mobilized as a growing political lobby giving them power and then... no more fat jokes!! Jail time or fine for you?
Relief for the People of Sudan??
Sudan Christians praying. (Photo by Andrezj Polec)
There seems to finally be a truce in the 24 year old civil war in Sudan which has caused 2 million deaths and even more refugees.
One of the legacies of the war was the enslavement of many Christian southerners, particularly women and children, who were abducted by government-sponsored militias and taken north to work for Arab masters. There, they face forced labor, rape, and forced Islamization, according to campaigners.
The US claims that genocide on Christians have been proven.
UN peacekeepers should be there soon to help keep the peace as the interim government is established. The horrors of a whole generation my be coming to an end. Let us all pray that it does.
Forgiveness will have to be the first step. Divine intervention must reign as those in the picture above pray for.
Thursday, February 10, 2005
India May See Lessoning of Persecution
Why couldn't other less controversial evangelists come into this great land of India? I'm not saying that Hinn is a fraud, but I am suspect of some of his miracles. Anyway, it's great that India's new government allowed him to come to their land and he was widely accepted. There were protestors but the fact that he got approval to speak to the masses is a step in the right direction. COOL! Much Christian percecution exists and prayer is still much needed.
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Change Hearts to Fight AIDS in Uganda
How has Uganda's AIDS epidemic drastically decreased while it's neighboring countries has not? In secular terms from a secular site:
In the early stages of the epidemic, the government responded swiftly, giving out simple messages about abstaining from sex until marriage, staying faithful to one's spouse, and using condoms. More complicated messages about risky behaviour and safer sex were not spread until later, when there had already begun to be a decline in HIV figures."
Similar levels of condom use have been reported in neighbouring countries - Kenya, Malawi, Zambia - but prevalence rates have not followed the same trend as has been seen in Uganda. It is the combination of condom use, sexual abstinence until marriage and the reduction in the number of sexual partners which is credited with being the main reason for the decline in new HIV infections."
How Uganda's AIDS epidemic has drastically decreased while it's neighboring countries has not in Spiritual terms:
Though a cover up could be in play, for a study proved that abstinence works is being shelved by USAID and they hand picked a pro-condom researcher to start over. Oh well.
We know the truth, that God can change a country that Loves Him back. For He already Loved us first on the Cross.
Previous Jan. 13th blog on Uganda's Spiritual Revival THEN AIDS decreased! Hmmmm, coinecidence?:
Sunday, February 06, 2005
Love Casts Out Fear
How can it be that the old Media ONLY covered the bombings but not the millions of dollars that troops have used to rebuild war torn areas, schools, electricity plants, and other infrastructure?
US dentist soldier helping Iraqi:
If you didn't know this... then ask yourself WHY?? A bias exists that they didn't want to show objective sides of the story, only bombings along with Kerry & Kennedy who slammed the war every chance they got. (At least Kerry won something... the Superbowl game...) Sen. Kennedy got a ton of coverage along with Kerry's "Withdraw Now, pleeeze??" approach. Wow, I would hate to see the old Media with the gloves off and fully showing what they are, liberals without the pretense of objectivity as journalists.
One Iraq voter said after the election, "Many told of a wish to banish forever the nightmare of Saddam Hussein's despotism. Others wanted to say ''no'' to the Ba'athist remnants and Islamist fanatics who have been murdering Iraqis in the name of an ethnic or sectarian supremacy. Some were voting to hasten the day when American and other foreign soldiers would leave Iraq."
Too bad what we heard about, day in and day out, was just that last sentence, "so Americans ...would leave Iraq." Those first 2 reasons are also common general reactions to the Iraqi's voting, hmmmmm. It was 3rd on the Iraqi's list of reasons but 1st on the media's / democrat's reasons.
Check this pic out below. The Iraqis voted in droves, much to the disdane of the old Media. But it's a fact so it must be reported with our without their "reporting" afterwards. To tell us what we should think about it. This pic shows the brave soldiers of freedom who stood in hours long lines, exposed to terrorism, to VOTE. Why the media didn't know this great Iraqi turnout was expected shows their lack of investigation into Iraqi politics or even worse, their bias as "objective journalists."
I mean, after thinking about it, the vast majority of the country is Shiits so it makes sense that their part in the violence will stop since they see they now have power after years of oppression at the hands of the minority Sunnis. (Who make up 20 % of the country and Saddam is a Sunni so he led his minority with power.)
The "purple freedom fingers" have spoken so to speak. It will still be a hard road. Good thing Kerry wasn't in office. These elections would of been postponed until it was "safe" to hold elections. He'll never learn that to be "safe" will only endanger American soldier's lives. For delays in the election will only show the terrorists that their strategy is working and the power of their people could not of been heard. We hear their voices now, and it's music to all people's ears who love FREEDOM! May this be the start, along with Israel, Afganistan, and a few other democracies in that region.
Have a "Super" Day!
But I've enjoyed the various coomments from the previous day's blog. Read the blog and links if you have time and give your 12 cents! (2 cents adjusted to inflation, minimal taxes since our government doesn't tax the poor, and multiplied by 100% since I really enjoy all respectful comments!)
Friday, February 04, 2005
Hip Bible Translation...Cool?
This new Bible was done by the same team who came out with the NIV version. I think the NIV is "plain spoken" enough. If one makes the Bible too easy to read, not only does one risk misinterperting the Bible, but also dumbs down the content. I've read many scriptures and read them again years later and they have a new layer of meaning. Like poetry, the deeper one gets, the more meaning is received. But if the poetry is like, "jack and jill ran up the hill...", then I don't know if that leaves room for as much thought and meditation to get out of the material. But if it brings some people to understand who would otherwise be intimidated by the Bible, then I guess it's a good start.
One Bible that I don't like anymore is The Message Bible. It's NOT a literal interpertation of the Bible but it too is "plain spoken." It's one thing to be clear and modern in speech, it's another thing to misquote sacred texts of the Bible.
What do you think? Let me know, anonymous posting is allowed though I'd appreciate to know who it is. Here's a tough critique of The Message version:
Hard Living = Bad Looks For You!!
"Some experts predict it could have a high impact on users. 'It sounds like it could be very effective,' says Alex Pentland, who works on smart environments at the MIT Media Lab in Massachusetts."
Wonder what Chinese food buffets will have on my looks... nevermind!
Thursday, February 03, 2005
Sex Sells but the Price is High
There is so much peer pressure to do sex, alcohol, drugs, and other things to be "cool." Here's a web site and a coalition to make purity cool! Positive peer pressure is important now more then ever...
"A lot of girls feel that in order to keep their relationship, they have to have sex," said Kelly Cruse, 16, who plans to pass out sexual abstinence literature at her high school in Illinois. "I think this need for acceptance is very destructive to a girl."
This is a great idea to have a Purity Day in high schools where on Feb. 14th, those who choose to wait to have sex until marriage will wear white t-shirts. How bold this young generation is! They've seen the broken hearts, abortions, and guilt. Sex is a wonderful thing that God gave us for pleasure and procreation. But there's reasons why one has to be a certain age to vote or go to war but sex, anything goes?
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Enough Stuff, Let's Joke, That's What Johnny Would of Wanted
"Ronald Reagan just signed the new tax law. But I think he was in Hollywood too long. He signed it, 'Best wishes, Ronald Reagan.'" -- Carson
"That would have been a great ticket, Reagan and Ford -- an actor and a stuntman." -- Carson
"Yesterday, of course, was election day in Iraq, and out of force of habit, John Kerry gave a concession speech." --Jay Leno
"According to a new book, prisoners at Guantanamo Bay were questioned by female intelligence officers wearing thongs. Here's my question -- where the hell are those pictures? I keep getting that one naked guy in the pyramid. You know, I'm tired of looking at that. Can we see some naked women in thongs?" --Jay Leno
Funny, this is American "atrocities." No cutting off of heads, we put woman's breasts in their faces as torture. Yes, it's a different culture. I would rather be in Guantanamo Bay then any Saddam torture chamber. But let's give them their "rights" though they don't have any... as enemy combatants, Ok, back to the jokes...
"Big news out of Iraq today. Voter turnout was higher than expected. The big losers were the terrorists. In fact, they've changed their name from al Qaeda to al Gore" --Craig Ferguson
"Iraqis are voting in U.S. cities like Washington D.C. and Detroit. The amazing thing is there is more gunfire in those cities then in Fallujah and Baghdad." --Jay Leno
Wish the old Media heard that truism...
"Congratulations by the way to Condoleezza Rice who today was confirmed today as secretary of state. Which makes Rice the most powerful black women in the country, besides Oprah that is." --Craig Ferguson
"Five more days till the Iraqi elections. I am going to make a prediction -- I'm going to go out on a limb and bet the winner will be name Muhammad something." --Jay Leno
"A conservative Christian group accused Sponge Bob Squarepants of being gay. ... Yeah apparently the gay rumors started after Richard Simmons used Sponge Bob as a loofa." --Conan O'Brien
There was one kind of embarrassing moment during the inauguration – Chief Justice William Rehnquist told President Bush, 'Repeat after me' and Bush said, 'After me.'" --Jay Leno
"Did you watch the Golden Globes last night? ... Hillary Clinton made an appearance. She was nominated for 'Kill Bill.' ... It was the largest celebrity gathering since the last anti-Bush rally." --Jay Leno
I will not post the site I got these quotes from. It is disrespectful of me maybe, but I had to search so many jokes to find just these few that were not totally anti-Bush and angry. Not that I'm against a Bush joke, but wow, do a search, the bashers have taken over. Carson wasn't amazing, but he was very good and he made us laugh when we needed one. These guys above will do fine, but Letterman even said "we're no Carson."
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
Iraqi Citizens Heros, Rumors, and Kennedy is a BIG Zero
1,000's Braving Threats and Walking to the Polls to Vote!!
The people of Iraq have spoken!! Maybe 70% of the country voted. Even with the overly bold perdiction by the old Media, (to set up failure), that 50 % of the country must vote for it to be legitimite, even this figure was surpassed. Man, why else would the media do that when in America, important local elections average about 15% in turnout if that. Oh well, the power of freedom over fear. The Iraqi's have a new respect from me as a whole. Old media, old democrats, and old fear-mongering are ... old.
How refreshing it is to hear a story from a Muslim editorialist, here the influencial formal Ministry of Oil in Kuwait, slams Saddam and compares him and other Middle East Baathist ideologies to Nazi's. He even discusses the Jewish holocaust with the Nazi's and doesn't once throw in a "cheap shot" towards the Jewish race though he's no pro-Israel person at the same time. Restraint is good.
In discussing why the tsunami happened, well, aparently it was the Americans and Israelies fault for planting a nuke to cause the earthquake. Concurrently, it was "Allah's punishments" for some Western influences that Indonesia and other countries allowed in the area. (He's referring to the Western tourists below!!!)
"These great tragedies and collective punishments that are wiping out villages, towns, cities, and even entire countries, are Allah's punishments of the people of these countries, even if they are Muslims," said Saudi Professor Sheikh Fawzan Al-Fawzana on Al-Majd television. (from link below)
This isn't just from this one site, the nuke rumors and blaming these 150,000 dead on their wickedness has other sources too. Thank God that our God is loving as the blog below discusses.
Kennedy is the Zero Factor, aka not a Factor Anymore:
The old Media's and democrats very negative tone in our involvement in Iraq ONLY focused on the numerous bombings. How little reporting was there about all the schools, infrasctucture, etc. done by our military. This was a disservice and counterproductive assuming they want success in Iraq that is... It also shows the lack of journalistic investigative techniques in hindsight. For instance, it's not that hard to think that a democracy might work in a country where the majority (Shittes) has been oppressed by the Sunni's which only make up 20% of the population. Saddam was a Sunni. But they focused on the bombs exclusively. Send me a link from a popular old Media site if I'm wrong. They missed it. 70% voted and we were all surprised due to the biased coverage of the old Media. Much of Iraq on a daily basis is calm but did you ever hear about the calm multitudes???
Sen. Kennedy said this was "Bush's Vietnam" and the Iraq War was a "political product" to win the election.
Sen. Kennedy went on to say, "The best way to demonstrate to the Iraqi people that we have no long-term designs on their country is for the administration to withdraw some troops now" and negotiate further withdrawals, Kennedy added. In another article, he said that the American troops were hinderances to peace in Iraq!!!
I guess if the Sen. were a football coach, he'd give his opponents his playbook before the game took place. When, in war history, have we given timetables to withdraw! Consider that this was stated before the election in Iraq took place. How full of division and irresponsible can a Senator be. He does not care about the Iraqi people or our troops, for they are "part of the problem" he has also said. (Post if you want the link.) He wants to see Bush fail regardless of the American lives at stake for the cause of freedom in Iraq and Afganistan is secondary to his cause of democratic success and power. Keep talking Kennedy, the leader of the democratic party is quite the scene for hot quotes. Hope he doesn't get burned.
Weather if Kennedy intends these statements to help the enemy or not doesn't matter, for they do. Terrorists are politically savvy and know how to use the media for fear and propaganda. Kennedy is their main American spokesman for they want to show a divided front in the US. All I can say is that Kennedy might want to improve his golf game. The last man to blantently slam the Prez. without real facts was Dashele. They could make a great golf team. The always venomous veteran Dashele is waiting for a partner now that he's been voted out to a green Republican. Just don't drink while driving that golf cart Kennedy, you might hurt someone... again.