Friday, October 30, 2009

Nothing Ever Disappears Off The Web. CBN Satanic Candy Story Lives As Long As The Web Will

Today Pat Robertson's CBN website posted the article below. After prolonged National ridicule the took it off their site. Trouble is, once on the web, always on the web. You see the web isn't one thing or place. Once you put something out there it is there for as long as the web will exist.
A kind of immortality.

The Danger of Celebrating Halloween
By Kimberly DanielsGuest Writer – Halloween—October 31—is considered a holiday in the United States. In fact, it rivals Christmas with regard to how widely celebrated it is. Stores that sell only Halloween-related paraphernalia open up a few months before the day and close shortly after it ends. But is Halloween a holiday that Christians should be observing?
The word "holiday" means "holy day." But there is nothing holy about Halloween. The root word of Halloween is "hallow," which means "holy, consecrated and set apart for service." If this holiday is hallowed, whose service is it set apart for? The answer to that question is very easy—

Lucifer is a part of the demonic godhead. Remember, everything God has, the devil has a counterfeit. Halloween is a counterfeit holy day that is dedicated to celebrating the demonic trinity of : the Luciferian Spirit (the false father); the Antichrist Spirit (the false holy spirit); and the Spirit of Belial (the false son).
The key word in discussing Halloween is "dedicated." It is dedicated to darkness and is an accursed season. During Halloween, time-released curses are always loosed. A time-released curse is a period that has been set aside to release demonic activity and to ensnare souls in great measure.
You may ask, "Doesn't God have more power than the devil?" Yes, but He has given that power to us. If we do not walk in it, we will become the devil's prey. Witchcraft works through dirty hearts and wrong spirits.
During this period demons are assigned against those who participate in the rituals and festivities. These demons are automatically drawn to the fetishes that open doors for them to come into the lives of human beings. For example, most of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches.

Even the colors of Halloween (orange, brown and dark red) are dedicated. These colors are connected to the fall equinox, which is around the 20th or 21st of September each year and is sometimes called "Mabon." During this season witches are celebrating the changing of the seasons from summer to fall. They give praise to the gods for the demonic harvest. They pray to the gods of the elements (air, fire, water and earth).
Mother earth is highly celebrated during the fall demonic harvest. Witches praise mother earth by bringing her fruits, nuts and herbs. Demons are loosed during these acts of worship. When nice church folk lay out their pumpkins on the church lawn, fill their baskets with nuts and herbs, and fire up their bonfires, the demons get busy. They have no respect for the church grounds. They respect only the sacrifice and do not care if it comes from believers or non-believers.
Gathering around bonfires is a common practice in pagan worship. As I remember, the bonfires that I attended during homecoming week when I was in high school were always in the fall. I am amazed at how we ignorantly participate in pagan, occult rituals.
The gods of harvest that the witches worship during their fall festivals are the Corn King and the Harvest Lord. The devil is too stupid to understand that Jesus is the Lord of the Harvest 365 days a year. But we cannot be ignorant of the devices of the enemy. When we pray, we bind the powers of the strong men that people involved in the occult worship.
Halloween is much more than a holiday filled with fun and tricks or treats. It is a time for the gathering of evil that masquerades behind the fictitious characters of Dracula, werewolves, mummies and witches on brooms. The truth is that these demons that have been presented as scary cartoons actually exist. I have prayed for witches who are addicted to drinking blood and howling at the moon.
While the lukewarm and ignorant think of these customs as "just harmless fun," the vortexes of hell are releasing new assignments against souls. Witches take pride in laughing at the ignorance of natural men (those who ignore the spirit realm).
Decorating buildings with Halloween scenes, dressing up for parties, going door-to-door for candy, standing around bonfires and highlighting pumpkin patches are all acts rooted in entertaining familiar spirits. All these activities are demonic and have occult roots.
The word "occult" means "secret." The danger of Halloween is not in the scary things we see but in the secret, wicked, cruel activities that go on behind the scenes. These activities include:
Sex with demons
Orgies between animals and humans
Animal and human sacrifices
Sacrificing babies to shed innocent blood
Rape and molestation of adults, children and babies
Revel nights
Conjuring of demons and casting of spells
Release of "time-released" curses against the innocent and the ignorant.
Another abomination that goes on behind the scenes of Halloween is necromancy, or communication with the dead. Séances and contacting spirit guides are very popular on Halloween, so there is a lot of darkness lurking in the air.
However, Ephesians 1:19-21 speaks of the authority of the believer and the exceeding greatness of God's power in us (the same power that raised Christ from the dead). It goes on to say that that Jesus is seated in heavenly places far above all principalities, power, might, dominions and every name that is named. The good news is that because we are seated in heavenly places with Jesus, the same demonic activity that is under His feet is under our feet, too!
People who worship the devil continue to attempt to lift him up. But he has already been cast out and down! Many are blinded to this fact, but the day will come when all will know he has been defeated once and for all.
When we accept Jesus but refuse to renounce Satan and his practices, we are neither hot nor cold but lukewarm—and the Word says that God will spit us out of His mouth. The problem with lukewarm is that it attempts to mix the things of the devil with the things of God. It is God's desire that we serve Him alone.
Second Corinthians 6:15 asks the question, "And what agreement has Christ with Belial?" As believers, we need to answer that question in our hearts. We must avoid the very appearance of evil. I would not want a demon spirit to mistake me for an occult worshiper.
There is no doubt in my heart that God is not calling us to replace fall festivals and Halloween activities; rather, He wants us to utterly destroy the deeds of this season. If you or your family members have opened the door to any curses that are released during the demonic fall festivals, renounce them and repent. I already have. Then declare with me: "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!"

Now That Was Fun!

Elsewhere in another blog I relayed a story of mis-spent youth with a bit more exaggeration than I normally use. In doing so, I remembered one of the more interesting times in my life.
Stearman PT model 75
Once upon a time, I got to fly in and even pilot one of these Stearman PT's. I was working as an electrician for a man who also was a crop duster. He had three airplanes. One was a pile of wreckage in a corner of the hanger, one was a Piper Cub, and one was a Stearman biplane.
I got to ride in a plane like these shown, and took at least three flying lesson in it.
Once I went with him on a clean up flight where he was re-spraying fields where the defoliant he applied had left green strips. He flew so low that the wheels were hitting the cotton stalks. He said that's how he knew he was low enough.
Now that was fun.
My lessons and the Stearman came to a bad end, but that's another story.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Old Fox Appointed To Guard The Chicken Coop

Obama restores private intel board's key power
"WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has restored an independent intelligence advisory board's authority to tell the attorney general if it thinks an intelligence agency has broken the law.
In so doing, Obama reversed a policy implemented about a year ago by President George W. Bush, who limited the ability of the President's Intelligence Oversight Board to expose potential violations of law to the national intelligence director, the president and the agency involved.
The independent panel was established in 1976 in the wake of widespread abuses by U.S. intelligence agencies. Obama also appointed co-chairs for the panel, tapping former Republican former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel and Democratic former Sen. David Boren of Oklahoma."

Back in 2005 a bomber named Joel Henry Hinrichs III "committed suicide" by blowing himself up outside OU's football stadium using a back pack full of an explosives called TATP (a.k.a. The Mother Of Satan). Two weeks later I could still see evidence of bomb shrapnel in a tree and wooden light pole across the street from where Joel died. Don't bother to go look today however the site is all new construction and sanitized.

At the time OU's President Boren said:
"We are apparently dealing with an individual suicide, which is under full investigation."

The story has never changed.

The www is full of stories about all of this, I have only two comments.

How much money would OU lose if this had been declared a terrorist incident and investigated that way?

Who the hell would have gone to any more OU home games?

So congratulations to Obama for appointing such an astute person as Boren to snoop out any false or suspicious behavior in the intelligence community.

Flapper Mom

We tend to remember our parents as they were when they left us.
We forget that they led a full life. They were babies and children and young parents and middle aged and everything all the way up.
Here is my mother as a flapper. She's 16 and knows all the dances, the styles, and behaviors of the time. It is 1926 and in three years she will be living through the Oklahoma Dust Bowl while living on farm on the Red River.
Four years earlier she spent almost a year living at a hostel in Oklahoma City so she could be near her brother who was hospitalized with polio. Later in this sophomore year of high school she will have to leave school to stay home and help her mother with her four younger siblings. She will never finish school. But eight miles down the road lived a boy, who also had to drop out of school after the eighth grade who has had his eye on her for years. I can not quite wrap my mind around my mother and father doing the Charleston at a dance in their school gym.
Next year it will be 100 years since she was born. My mom was a flapper, wow!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

God by Crumb !

The thing I love about this is that I will be able to use the cells in Crumb's book every time I want to blog about something in Genesis.

It took Crumb five years to make this very faithful (no pun intended) book of the Bible.
I hope he lives to be 200.

Just imagine if William Blake had done this?

This going to be fun.

Book is available here.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Humming Bird Vs. Mantis

I got my new National Geographic Magazine today.
When I saw this, I couldn't believe it. It made my blood run cold.

In Nam I kept a mantis tied near my bunk to eat offending insects.
I thought nothing of it. But this is creepy.

Yes a Praying Mantis will catch and eat a humming bird.

Photo by Sharon Fullingim, published on National Geographic Your Shot

Here's an article that discusses another incident.

Now as you will read, some people wouldn't kill a mantis that was preying (rather than Praying) on their humming birds. I say shit on that. Kill the mother..........insect. Birds are more important than bugs on my scale of life, and humming birds are a special gift to our senses.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009 A Geek Site Par Excellance

Being a fan of the long defunct TV series "Firefly" I was intrigued when a ran across a picture of a Blue Sun whiskey bottle on the web a while back. So I went Googling for the source and soon came up with one of the best Geek Sites In The World: . Not only can you buy stuff here that can be had in no other place but a lot of it is offered up free by its creators.

Take for example this Marlboro type package used as a prop on the X-files and dozens of other shows(didn't know that did you), Morley Five Lies smokes.

Or how about this great poster showing a Blue Sun Ad.

How about some old Alliance whiskey?

Or maybe getting the paper labels to make your own Blue Sun bottle stuff in which to disguise that cheap bourbon you always drink.
There is a lot more more than just "Firefly" stuff there.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Forest Floor Shiloh Tennessee

Photo Essay:

Shiloh Tennessee, does the blood still nourish the forest's floor?

(Remember to click on the photos to view their details)

Will A Rising Tide Float A White Rabbit

Lord Brian Griffiths of Fforstfach, Trustee of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lambeth Trust

Well let's see, wasn't the concept of a rising tide lifts all boats one of the Reagan/Bush shorthand concepts for their "Voo Doo Economics"? Apparently the time for such has come around again. Given that we are balance on a cliff facing a real depression I guess maybe jumping off is the thing to do. That way the vultures and the pirates and scavengers will have bones to pick at the bottom.

Consider what Lord Griffiths of Fforstfach, a.k.a. Brian Griffiths said as reported in the London Times today:

"The vice chairman of Goldman Sachs International has further stoked controversy over bankers' bonuses by making a defiant defence of huge payouts.

Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach, whose bank plans to hand out a record $22 billion (£13.3 billion) in pay and bonuses to staff this year, said Britons "have to accept that inequality is a way of achieving greater opportunity and prosperity for all". Speaking on a panel discussing financial regulation and morality in London yesterday, he added that "we should not be ashamed of offering compensation in an internationally competitive market to ensure that businesses stay here and employ British people". Attempts to curb bonuses, he said, would simply drive banks to hive off their operations to Switzerland or the Far East. "

The Manchester Guardian elaborates:

"In remarks that will fuel the row around excessive pay, Lord Griffiths, vice-chairman of Goldman Sachs International and a former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, said banks should not be ashamed of rewarding their staff.Speaking to an audience at St Paul's Cathedral in London about morality in the marketplace last night, Griffiths said the British public should "tolerate the inequality as a way to achieve greater prosperity for all".He added that he knew what inequality felt like after spending his childhood in a mining town in Wales. Both his grandfathers were miners who had to retire from work through injury."

Is it really possible that we are just signing over our tax money for the use of British (and American) Nobility steeped in Ronald Reagan and Margret Thatcher lore to spend? Thus those who "service" them can have a few leavings? Indeed crumbs from the table, now that is real American Capitalism.

Thanks to George W. Bush for not having any strings or control on the TARP money he lavished about. George, you have taken us back to 1775 with British Lords sucking up our resources and mad men giving tea parties out of frustration. Mean while lack of health care kills Americans each and every day. All we need is Alice, the Mad Hatter, and a White Rabbit to round out the future.

To the barricades.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The BBC Doesn't Get Me Riled Enough

I think I need the cable news equivalent of Methadone.
I was watching BBC News Hour last night and right in the middle of a well thought out and detailed explanation of why our current behavior in Afghanistan can not bring victory I switched over to Keith Ubermann at MSNBC to catch his 'Worst Persons In the World' segment, and then when he went to commercial, I jumped over to ORiledy at Fox News to see what kind of crap he was spewing to his 1% of America. this of course meant that I missed the astute reasons why we can't win in Afghanistan from the BBC.

Then I remembered something I had read on line recently by Jason Linkins at The Huffington Post.

"...political operatives are constantly tuned in to what's happening on cable news. The result is a really bizarre hothouse scenario in which people are basically watching.. well... nothing, but they're riveted to it. How things "play" on cable news is considered fairly important even though no persuadable voters are watching it. And cable news' hyper-agitated style starts to infect every one's frame of mind, making it extremely difficult for everyone to forget that the networks have huge incentives to massively and systematically overstate the significance of everything that happens."

Linkins referred to the "....constant frantic bleat of cable news..." (read it all)

I am addicted.

What's worse most of the Intra-Beltway-Washington is addicted.

In fact many of these people Left-Center-and Right get many of their facts- insights- and indoctrination from these cable news networks.

I can visualize the little 23 year old Texas chick intern in the Senators office sending the daily text message containing the 10 main points covered by Fox News the day before to her Boss, which of course he then uses and spews back into the "news cycle" as authoritative which it is, because it came from him.

Please dear God help that intern not make any significant typos in her texting.

We are doomed.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Glenn Beck Proves White House Point

The Obama White House recently denounced Fox News as a non-news cable channel with an agenda and political point of view. Oh and everybody within the Beltway had a fit.

The Glenn Beck Fox News site confirms the White house position withe this new "product" for sale.
Now truly, would NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, BBC, CNBC or even Algezera advertise such on their web sites? Well Fox News does.

God's Revelation On An X/Y Axis

Epiphany is serendipitous.

I was listening to a commentator on the "Chiller Channel", which is devoted to horror stories, and something he said went ding in my brain. Then some of the conflicts of source that I have had with the variations in the sources of my religious understandings fell into focus.

Revelation, gnosis, understanding, come from two separate planes: the vertical and the horizontal. Traditional and linear elements come from the horizontal. The Church, the Bible, Theology, exgenesis of thoughts, all come from a horizontal time line. The horizontal is often fragmented, there are gaps, and abandoned roads wrongly taken.

Inspiration, insight, ah-ha's, and "Damascus Road" experiences come from the vertical.

Of course, two planes are best plotted on an X/Y axis.

People who are "Priesthood of the Believer" types, Prophets, and talk radio host have more vertical than horizontal. High Church clergy, traditionalist, historians, and old time religionist are more horizontal.

Now I have plotted so much "stuff" on X/Y axis over the years, including all those internet quizzes as to what religion are you, that it should have soaked in as a model a whole lot earlier, duh. Most readers by now are saying , well yes dummy of course that's the way it is. Sherlock Holmes always had his detractors too, especially after he explained away seemingly dark secrets into the obvious to his skeptical listeners. So there.

Now given my increasing tendency to "senior moments", I may have to discover the relationship again sometime.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Ghost and The Darkness, Spirit Killers of Tsavo

A number of years ago I read a book about the building of the railroad across Uganda in 1895-01. The book was called the Lunatic Express and it contained the story of the killer lions of Tsavo.

Aboard the Lunatic Express
What it will cost no words can express;
What is its object no brain can suppose;
Where it will start from no one can guess;
Where it is going nobody knows;
What is the use of it none can conjecture;
What it will carry there's none can define;
And in spite of George Curzon's superior lecture,
It clearly is naught but a lunatic line.

So when the Movie The Ghost And The Darkness came out I renewed my interest in these two lions. So when I was in Chicago recently I just had to spend $19 for parking and $12 for admission to the Field Museum to see these two marauders in taxidermic reality.

"In March 1898 the British started building a railway bridge over the Tsavo (SAH-vo) River in East Africa. Over the next nine months, two large male lions killed and ate nearly 140 railway workers. Crews tried to scare off the lions and built campfires and thorn fences for protection, but to no avail. Hundreds of workers fled Tsavo, halting construction on the bridge.

Before work could resume, chief engineer Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson (1865-1947) had to eliminate the lions and their threat. After many near misses, he finally shot the first lion on December 9, 1898, and three weeks later brought down the second. The first lion killed measured nine feet, eight inches (3 m) from nose to tip of tail. It took eight men to carry the carcass back to camp. The construction crew returned and completed the bridge in February 1899."

Real Lions that were stranger than fiction.

The original book: The Man Eaters Of Tsavo (read it for free)

"The book has been adapted to film three times: a monochrome, British film of the 1950s, a 1952 3-D film titled Bwana Devil, and a 1996 color version called The Ghost and the Darkness, where Val Kilmer played the daring engineer who hunts down the lions of Tsavo."

The lions were so hard to kill, and killed so many people that they began to be considered as
spirits and not real lions. And so they were called the Ghost and the Darkness. Their favorite way to eat their victims was to lick their skin off and drink their blood as it oozed to the surface.

Lions don't attack humans unless provoked. These two did.
Male lions won't tolerate another male's presence much less hunt together. These two did.
Lions don't den in a cave. These two did.
Thus they became more than real.

Of course scientist can't stand a good legend especially one with supernatural connotations.
So here is the Field Museum's debunkment of the mystery.

"After speaking at The Field Museum in 1924, Patterson sold the museum the lion skins and skulls for the then-sizeable sum of $5,000. The skins arrived in less-than-perfect condition--old and dry, they had been cut down into rugs. (In real life the lions were even larger than they appear as taxidermy mounts.) The skins were also blemished by gunshot wounds and thorn scratches. Museum taxidermist Julius Friesser did an extraordinary job creating the life-like mounts you can see at The Field Museum."

Now the ultimate"insult" to the mystery and tingle of the lions' story. Yup, you guess'd it. Stuffed toys.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

So Would You Want To Travel With Fatman (a JTB post)

So you think traveling with Fatman would be fun? Well take a look at this picture he had me take of him! Tell me you would want to see this every morning.

Say Cheese

At first I couldn't believe it. Who would pose on a fiberglass cow for a picture?

Well, would you?