Sunday, October 31, 2010

MARION'S ATTIC NOT GOING OFF THE AIR AFTER ALL?

Just listened to what was supposed to be the final episode of Marion's Attic on WBCQ. It was a Haloween-themed show, naturally, with Bill and Judy of Rhineholts, Pennsylvania supplying the music. Neither Marion nor Kristena nor Bill and Judy said anything about it being the last show. During the listener mail segment, Marion asked Baron Von Nite to come up to Marion's attic.

Hopefully this means Marion's Attic hasn't yet reached its end. Even though I don't listen to it much anymore, it would be sad to no longer hear it on the radio.

Friday, October 29, 2010

HUME CRONYN: A CANADIAN LOBSTER

Hume Cronyn was a good actor. However, other than "Cleopatra", what else is there that people would remember him for today?

He took another man's wife when he married Jessica Tandy, which is something I can't abide, and his autobiography is a bunch of self-indulgent garbage.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

BARBARA SMUCKER IS INVADING MY LIFE

Tonight, we got a call about a car running into a horse belonging to one of the Amish families that live around here. Later on, two slave-girls showed up at my door seeking freedom, and an elephant got ran over by a train.

Friday, October 22, 2010

THE HOMEWORK MYTH

By Alfie Kohn. Da Capo Press, 2004

Missing Out On Their Childhoods: The New World Order doesn’t want children to have childhoods. They want them to get used to a life of slavery.

Does Homework Help With Learning?: You’d think if homework improved learning our kids would be getting smarter instead of dumber.

Does Homework Provide Nonacademic Benefits: If children didn’t get so much homework, then maybe they would be more inclined to talk to their parents about what they learned when they come home from school. That would provide parents a window into the classroom.

The goal of the education system is to prepare children for the complete nightmare of unpleasant drudgery that life under the New World Order will be.

Studies Show, Or Do They?: Ever think that the scholars who offer disinformation to prove homework is a good thing are also part of the New World Order?

The Questions Left Unasked: Teachers don’t question whether homework is necessary because most teachers are idiots.

Maybe the parenting magazines that won’t publish any articles questioning homework and the scholars that promote it are ultimately controlled by the same people.

What We Haven’t Learned About Learning: The way we teach kids as well as the entire public school system have to be scrapped.

The Tougher Standards Fad Hits Home: The standards are supposedly getting tougher and yet our kids are getting more stupid.

Better Get Used To It: This chapter makes me want to stab educators with sharp objects.

Idle Hands: People have always complained about the generation coming up, but I really do think today’s young people are worse.

Rethinking Homework: Homework should only be assigned if it’s a big project it’s impossible to complete in school or if the kids have been goofing off and didn’t get finished what they normally would have finished in class. Homework could also be assigned if it was something involving the family, as outlined in this chapter.

I always preferred homework which involved asking somebody about something.

Making Change: If you are a teacher who is thinking of assigning less homework or of eliminating homework altogether, don’t be afraid to do it, despite what parents and other teachers might say.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

WILL YOU SOON BE TRAVELLING DOWN AN OBAMA BOULEVARD?

       Anyone who has done much traveling in very many cities has traveled down some street or boulevard marked Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard or JFK
Street.  Well, it would appear the mixed breed President that America presently has is anxious to get some streets named after him.
       It’s no secret there are plenty praying for him, praying Psalm 109 upon him, but now that he has come out and said he is a Christian, things are
going to get interesting.
       Fact is, things have already gotten interesting, in that immediately after his proclamation that he is a Christian, his main antichrist Jew handler,
Rahm Emanuel, handed him off and is headed out of the White House.  One wonders why?  Could it be due to what is coming from God?
       In the Psalm 109 prayer are the words: “and let them know that this is Thy Hand; Thou, Lord hast done it.” (Psalm 109:27)
       Most would never think God would do such a thing as Psalm 109 calls for Him to do, i.e., make a woman a widow real fast.  This is exactly the thing
He did with a woman named Sapphira in Acts chapter 5.  Why? BECAUSE HER HUSBAND LIED to the Holy Spirit.  Her husband’s name was Ananias and basically
he was faking his Christianity.
       When one reads the story (Acts 5:1-10), one sees he was out to deceive, trying to appear to be a faithful Christian, and present this image as a
Christian.  At that time, the Church was a praying Church and a praying Church moves the Holy Spirit to make His move.
       In that Bible story, we are told that satan moved Ananias to lie to the Holy Spirit.
       But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back some of the price of the land?            
                                       Acts 5:3
       In verse four we read, “Why is it that you have conceived this deed in your heart?”  The side note in my Bible gives an alternative reading to that
as: “Why is it that you have conceived this IN YOUR AUTHORITY?” Then it goes on to say, “You have not lied to men, but to God.”  The result of it all?
       “Ananias fell down and breathed his last”                                       Acts 5:5.
       If in fact the President lied concerning his Christianity, to appear to be something he is not, he did so while the true Church was praying Psalm
109.  Let the record show the Imprecatory Prayer for the month of September and October included Psalm 109.
       Now in the Bible story of Ananias and Sapphira, the wife also ended up dying, as she too was going along with the deception.  You see the Holy Spirit
is no respecter of persons.  This we suspect the President will learn!

Taken from the upcoming Scriptures For America Dragon Slayer Newsletter. Check out the Dragon Slayer by clicking the link above.

APOLOGY

It turns out my dad does have an account with American Precious Metals.

The Alex Horton Blog regrets the error, but still thinks this company's marketing tactics are horrible and that Joe Babcock seems like a pretty sleezy character.

Monday, October 18, 2010

WHY I WON'T GET A GUIDE DOG

This post isn't meant to put down guide dog owners. What it is meant to do is answer all those people who tell me, "You should get a guide dog."

The main reason I don't plan to get a guide dog is it's a whole other life you have to be responsible for. In addition to taking care of the dog's day-to-day needs, you have to acomodate the guide dog wherever you go.

A dog has it's own emotional life and inner mental workings, whereas a cane is an inanimate tool that just sits there and doesn't get into odd moods. A cane will never decide it doesn't feel like feeling the ground.

People say, "But it would bring you so much joy." A guide dog would bring me more joy if I were a dog person.

Guide dogs are a great way to pick up chicks, though.

I have no intention of getting a guide dog. A guide cat, however ...

ANOTHER LETTER TO JOE BABCOCK OF AMERICAN PRECIOUS METALS

Dear Scumbag,
You obviously didn't read the previous open letter I wrote to you on this blog. Therefore, I reiterate that no one in my family has an account with you. No one faxed you about ordering precious metals. Screw off!!!!!!

Oh and you eat while you talk on the phone. Very professional.

Buck, what part of screw off don't you understand, calling my house eight times in twenty minutes. Buck, got to get a team together, find out where your company is located, go in there with a bunch of assault rifles and kill you and all the other staff of American Precious Metals. Well, maybe huksterism and harassment aren't worthy of the death penalty; maybe we'll just paralyze you or seriously wound you in some other ways.

Or maybe if you have swindled some old lady out of her life savings we should make you give it back to her. If you don't want to do that, you can become her literal slave. If you don't want to bucking do that, well you can die, by me or one of my guys shooting you or strangling you with whatever peace of string is handy or maybe by covering you with ants, bees and honey and tying you to a tree or doing that thing where you don't let the person sleep and they die of exhaustion or maybe even by locking you in a very small room with a swarm of killer bees. What would also work good is crushing your skull in some manner.

Have a nice day.

Alex Horton

Sunday, October 17, 2010

ANN SIEG, I HAVE HAD IT WITH YOU

This post concerns network marketing guru Ann Sieg. Before I commence with my reasons why I have had it with her, which will be addressed to her directly, let me just say I learned about Ann Sieg and her mailing list from my upline. I don't know her from a hole in the ground, which just makes me trust her that much less.

First of all, you are annoying. No wonder no one would buy from you when you were in network marketing--because you are just so bucking annoying.

Second, your courses cost around 700 bucking dollars. Of course, there is a lot of free information as well, but you rightly need to take the full amount of courses to get the full effect. Are people who have already been through the ringer of wrongheaded network marketing techniques and spent upwards of thousands of dollars really going to want to spend 700 more dollars or whatever on another course?

Third, Ann, you don't know your grammar. Someone really needs to fill you in on the concept of a bucking paragraph. A paragraph does not consist of one sentence or even (shudder) part of a sentence. A paragraph generally contains an opening statement followed by supporting statements. Also, someone really needs to teach you not to use all those cliches. Don't even get me started on those bucking question marks that have been appearing in your emails lately. What do you do, type them up on a bucking cell phone? If so, that is just poor and take me off your mailing list. (Honestly, those emails look altogether like they were written by some bleached blond bimbo.)

Fourth, you don't have any of this stuff available in MP3. I know with MP3s there's a good chance a lot of people won't listen to the recording, but have a little respect for people's time, please. Maybe you could offer people an MP3 archive.

Monday, October 11, 2010

GIRL GUIDES TO START SELLING FURNACES

With the recent ban of Girl Guide cookies, the Girl Guides of Canada have found a new way to raise money for their organization.

Starting immediately, Girl Guides will be selling new, energy-efficient furnaces door-to-door.

"We're not quite sure how we're going to do it," a spokeswoman for the Girl Guides said. "They'll either be carrying around one furnace at a time, or they'll be carrying 120 furnaces in one bag."

When asked how she feels about switching from selling cookies to selling furnaces, a local girl guide was happy about the change.

"One good part of this is the government is going to force people to take them."

MISTAKING SOMETHING FOR SOMETHING

In the blind community, we hear stories about other blind people doing things like mistaking A5-35 for toothpaste. Last night on the Nick Digilio show on WGN, Nick devoted an hour to the subject of mistaking one product for another, prompted by a story about a woman who mistook super glue for eyedrops.

People responded with stories of mistaking Mair for Moose, melted lard for water, Icy-Hot for Preparation H, and eardrops for eyedrops.

Nice to hear that sighted people make these kinds of mistakes, too.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

HAM CHATTER

More hams talking just below 4480 tonight. A guy named Brent from New Hampshire (W1IA) talking to a guy named Bill (KC2IFR.) Then Brent was talking to a guy named Rich in Ohio whose callsign was E1EHJ. Rich was having a lot of audio problems. A short time later Brent was talking to a guy named Ron, also from Ohio, just south of Columbus. Ron's callsign was KB2GUD.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

FIRST ANNUAL MADOC TOWNSHIP HOLLISTIC HEALTH AND SPA DAY

1st annual Madoc Township
Holistic Health & Spa Day

Free Admission * Wheel Chair Accessible

Sunday October 17, 2010 * 11 am - 5 pm

Madoc Township Recreation Centre, Eldorado
15651 Highway 62, 10 km north of Highway 7

Lunches Available from Seventh Day Adventists
Treatments and products available from exhibitors (Prices vary)

B O D Y
Computerized Body Scan for Health * Nutritional Supplements * Indian Head Massage * Market America * MRS 2000 Pulsating Electromagnetic Fields for Health * Flower Essences * Hemp Seed & Edible Hemp Seed Products * Hypnosis * Medicinal Teas * Mona Vie Premier Acai Berry Drinks * Chiropractic * Bowen * Mitzvah * Japanese Magnetic Massage * Tai Chi * Homemade Jams * Hypnosis * Massage with Essential Oils * Blood Pressure Check * Gano * Hot Stone Therapy * Electronic Homeopathy Hair Analysis for Humans, Horses and Pets!

S P I R I T
Astrology * Shamanic Seers & Healers * Tea Readings * Intuitive Portraits * Tarot * Mankind Enlightenment

S P A
Living Clay Face & Body Masks * Himalayan Salts * Essential Oils * Suds & Stuff: Handmade Soaps and Cupcake Bath Bombs * The Comfort Tree Healing Oils * Hemp Oil Body Products *Honey Bee Candles *Norwex *Nikken

for more information please contact Danella or Milica 613-473-3805

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

BANISHED

by Waldemar S. Jeske. Nashville, Tn: Southern Publishing Association, 1967.

This book seems pretty far-fetched.

On August 2, 1914, Waldemar Jeske's family was ordered out of their village along with all the other German-Russian families in the Ukraine. They were forcibly sent to Siberia. I had not previously heard of this event.

Some of the events in this book seem pretty hard to believe, such as the Siberian prison guards not allowing the prisoners to weep, or poor Siberians being so hungry they took bites out of their own flesh.

This book is pretty interesting, though. It contains a lot of neat information about the Kirghis, one of the native tribes of Siberia.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

HAM CHATTER

Was listening to the same frequency tonight as last week, just below 4480. Heard two guys whose names I believe were Mike and Jim talking about various things, including recent rainstorms, sump pumps and a cold one of them had. I think one man's callsign was WB3WOL.

Friday, October 1, 2010

ANOTHER INTERESTING SPAM

Found the following when I checked my spam filter just now.

Your mailbox is almost full.
20GB 
23GB

That's a bucking laugh! I have six messages in there, which altogether probably don't add up to one meg. Also, which is it: 23 GB or 20 GB?

Your Mailbox Has Exceeded It Storage Limit As Set By Your Administrator, And You Will Not Be Able To Receive New Mails Until You Re-Validate It. To Re-Validate 
- click the link below.>  

Wait, before you said it was almost full, now you're telling me it's more than full?

Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your webmail account.
Thanks, and sorry for the inconvienence.
Localhost

Funny that it should be from Localhost, as I'm with Sympatico.