Monday, December 31, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

AM 740 was coming in really well yesterday.

The weather band on my shortwave was working really well yesterday.

Picked up WKNR Cleveland Friday night.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

JOHN PIPER-TO THE JEW FIRST AND ALSO TO THE GREEK

The major problem with this sermon is you can't properly interpret this phrase in Romans 1 16 if you don't know who the Jews and Greeks (Gentiles) were.

The word Jew here means "of the tribe of Judah." The word Greek denotes the Gentiles. Gentiles means "nations", or the ten lost tribes of Israel to whom Paul wrote this epistle.

The verse quoted by Piper referring to being grafted into the olive tree can thus be explained in the following way. In Isaiah 5 God refers to the children of Israel who had gone astray as "wild grapes." Thus, letting the Bible interpret itself, we can infer that the wild olives spoken of later on in Romans refers to the members of the ten lost tribes of Israel. These people were cut off many centuries before Christ, but were then grafted into the olive tree of the tribe of Judah and were once again fed by the root of the Abrahamic covenant.

"Any Jew-haters in this room, you are in big trouble."

Except for the fact the people we call Jews today aren't the Jews spoken of in the passage we're studying.

"Whenever we go into a new area we should have our flags up seeking "Are there any Jews here?"

See my above point.

Question 2, Point 3: The verse that talks about the Gentiles being separated from the Messiah refers to the ten tribes of Israel. They were cut off and taken away from the land of Israel, thus missing out on the coming of the Messiah to that land. The rest of the passage should be interpreted with this in mind.

Of course, to a certain extent these verses also speak of Jesus making all the peoples of the world one in His salvation.

Friday, December 28, 2012

REPLY AWL

The Winter 2012 Travel issue of Canadian Geographic is an all-round good example of fascinating travel writing, from birdwatching in Texas to alligator watching in Florida.

I enjoyed the profiles of many of the female entrepeneurs featured in the November issue of Chatalaine. It's cool Canadian women are heading up companies to clean up toxic sites and offer environmentally-friendly cleaners and the like.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Laura Dibatista no longer hosts "Here and Now." Thank goodness, she was pretty terrible.

airchecked.com appears to be down. That sucks. I found a lot of great stuff on there.

The weather band on my shortwave was working yesterday.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

ISAIAH CHAPTER 5-CHAPTER 12

Isaiah 5 18-19: This passage isn't talking about cynicism. Rather, it is talking about people who have a fascination for and a love of sin. They can't wait to hear about the latest sinful thing the council of Israel has done. Too often, we as Christians, and I would include myself in this, are guilty of the same thing.

Read Isaiah Chapters 5-12, all the way through. It is a microcism of the story of God's people. God created this people to flourish, but they sinned. God judged them, but was also merciful, sending His son. When Jesus returns the second time, He will finish the judgment.

Monday, December 24, 2012

SONG OF SOLOMON 6 4-8 14

7 7-9: These verses show God is no prude, and also that there's nothing wrong with a little dirty talk.

8 1: Speaking of dirty talk. This verse would seem to endorse adult nursing.

8 2: Earlier, the lover compares the beloved's cheeks to pieces of pomegranite. However, I don't think this is the body part being referred to here. This verse would seem to endorse licking a woman's genetals.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

SONG OF SOLOMON 5 2-6 3

5 3: Though this book of the Bible is a narrative about a relationship, individual verses, as in the rest of Scripture, have separate meanings. This verse is saying not to have sex until the right time, i.e. marriage. Once you have sex for the first time, your body will continue to want it. This is one reason to wait until you're married, to guarantee a supply.

5 16: The man is the woman's beloved and also her friend. Our spouses should be our best friends.

Friday, December 21, 2012

SONG OF SOLOMON 2 8-3 11

2 17: The beloved wants her lover to put his back into it.

3 4: Apparently, this verse says it is OK to make out on your parents' bed.

DAVID JERMEMIAH-WHY THE GIFT OF GOD

Rather than being based on St. Nicholas, Santa Clause is a creation of the Coka Cola company.

David Jeremiah says he has met many spiritual people who are seeking God, but the Bible says "no man seeketh God no not one."
Rather than "Santa Clause is Coming to Town", I prefer Pastor Peters version, "Jesus Christ Is Coming to Judge."

Rather than receiving Christ as your saviour, the true Biblical plan of salvation can be found in Acts 2 38.

SONG OF SOLOMON 1 1-2 7

First of all, I take the position that this is a love poem and not allegorical to our relationship with God.

From this book of the Bible, you can tell God's no prude. I believe this book is in the Bible at least partially to show that sexual relations are OK. God transcends time. Thus he knew in the future there would be a lot of screwed up teaching in the church about this sort of thing.

1 2: He had kisses sweeter than wine.

1 5-6: "Why would he want me? I'm nothing to look at."

1 13, 2 6: Like I said, God's no prude. This couple likes lying together in affectionate embrace.

1 16-17: Here God is saying it's OK to do it in the woods if you want to; a little bit of makin love in the grass.

ORAL ROBERTS, RICHARD ROBERTS AND KENNETH COPELAND-WAKE UP!

I asume this video was made before Richard and Lindsey's imbezlement scandal.

They speak highly of "The Passion of the Christ", despite the numerous ways it is inaccurate to Scripture.

The three men of course speak about the pretribulation rapture, even though there's no Biblical proof for it.

Noah's arc wasn't a boat; it was more like a huge floating building.

There were the three classifications of people spoken of in 1 Corinthians 11 in Paul's day because the Gospel first had to go to those who were under the law. However, these days there is only the saved and the unsaved.

2004 was the year of the fullness of callings? This despite the fact God is still calling people to different positions in the church eight years on.

Eight years on as well, we're still waiting for that sign that was promised.

Acts 2 17 and following are misapplied to today when they are talking about events related to the day of Pentacost.

The Bible never says to receive Jesus as your Saviour. For the true Biblical plan of salvation, see Acts 2 38. At least they had people repent; I'll have to give Messrs Roberts and Copeland that.

The 2004 election was a spiritual battle? Bush, the supposed Christian was re-elected and nothing was done about same sex marriage, abortion or anything else.

America is the peacemaker?; as they're going into all these countries around the world, participating in all these wars.

"... this will open Iraq for the Gospel."

Eight years on and Iraq hasn't been opened to the Gospel to my knowledge. Also, it is worth noting that "that sereal killer Sadam Husain" allowed Christianity in his country.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

REPLY AWL

The November 5 issue of Maclean's has an article about elementary schools in Ontario and their increased focus on teaching social justice. Social justice themes are woven into classes, even extending to the subjects of math and science.

This has been happening for years. I can remember novel studies that focused on slavery or the holocaust. Additionally, schools in North America have had social themes extended to all subjects for years as well. I can remember a column in an American newspaper about fifteen years ago written by a woman who mentioned her daughter's math textbook focused on social themes.

When these kids get to the stage where they start questioning authority and go through that time in their lives where they don't like their teachers or parents, aren't there going to be children who rebel against all this social justice teaching and become the most selfish uncaring people you've ever seen?

Incidentally, regarding the guy who works for the Toronto District Schoolboard and his plans to raise his child Storm gender neutral: it should be easy to do this, right up till the kid hits puberty.

Actually, this man's plans may backfire even sooner. I remember an article in Maclean's several years ago where a husband and wife tried to raise their sons gender neutral but by age two the twins were exhibiting the typical male traits.

There is an article in the same issue about how restaurants in Italy are accepting barter as payment for meals. That can work to a point. You can trade meals for things your restaurant needs, but if you need something really big that none of your customers has and you aren't taking in enough cash to pay that large expense, you're screwed. You can't really barter where things like utilities are concerned, for instance.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

AIRCHECK REVIEWS

Joe O'Brien WMCA December 21 1960 (Part 2): "... to ask about a handicapped who'll work for you."

Notice how the Rhinegold beer commercial doesn't try to sell anything but simply wishes people a merry Christmas. Today they would be plugging their product like it was any other time of year.

O'Brien says, "Be careful out there, fellas." At that time probably most of the people driving to work were men.

Imagine how much those toy cars from Johnson's Bargain store would be worth now?

In his editorial, Nathan Straus took a controversial stand for his time, saying the head of the NAACP should be made counsellor.

Al Metzer WEBR January 6 1961: This is a unique aircheck.

Jack Sharpe's traffic report is much longer than traffic reports these days.

Always good to hear what easy listening stations were like back then.

Frank Dell WJAC January 13 1970: Dell sounds too old for the music he is playing.

Jim Daily WJAC January 14 1970: See above.

WJAC Jingles: Imagine having a jingle for specific days of a particular year, to say nothing of having jingles for holidays other than Christmas.

Monday, December 17, 2012

REPLY AWL

The October 29 issue of Maclean's contains an article about all the federal government advertising that's on TV. The only way the television and radio industry are keeping going in the face of technology and people not tuning into them because of their crummy programming has to be all the government PSAs. There isn't any other explanation.

There is an article in this week's edition of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind where a woman talks about sneaking up to touch a harpsichord at a Christmas Eve church service. This article was cool. I admire intestinal fortitude like this.

I also found a letter in the Readers Forum section of the same issue touching. It was written by a woman talking about how she still had some of the baby dolls she used to play with as a child. Like I say, it was a heartwarming letter.

By the way, I also think it's neat when teenage girls still play with dolls. Some preservation of innocence in these horrific times.

AIRCHECK REVIEWS

Al Benson WGES August 5 1955: Grocerer! Ha.

Robert W. Morgan Magic 106: Seems pretty down on the industry.

Don Imus WNBC 1987: Isn't shy about saying things.

The sketch about George Bush is still funny.

End of WNBC, Beginning of WFAN: A whole bunch of radio legends all gathered together.

The call from Jerry is one of the calls any announcer wants to get on his last day.

I didn't really appreciate the WFAN intro.

WEAF June 6 1944: A historic recording indeed.

There were probably tight controls on which clergymen would be allowed on the air. I bet no pacifist clergy or any of the ministers who realized the whole war was staged were allowed on.

D-day Radio May 9-June 6 1944: A quite interesting retrospective of this commemorative format.

Bob Sivers WOWO Fort Wayne Emergency Broadcast System: Talk about embarrassing for the Air Force.

Bob Sivers handles this situation with pure professionalism. I don't think a deejay today would react as he did.

CBS-2 Chicago Report About Emergency Broadcast: Gary Mayer sounds so much younger.
Bruce Bradley WHN August 9 1973: Hearing about that contest makes you listen for Bradley to forget to say "1050" even forty years later.

$6.50 for a year's magazine subscription!

Fred Gale Interviews Abbie Hoffman WMCA 1971: A real snapshot of the times.

Gale and Hoffman are talking about all this alternative culture stuff, then Gale reads a commercial about how a store has to get rid of all it's stock, even the knew stuff, just because it's name changed.

"I'm sorry,, we had to cut that off the air."

"Hello, I'd like to speak to Abbie, please." Obviously people didn't get that Abbie could hear them in the studio.

That final caller on this recording is just ... something.

As much as I like this recording, I feel I should point out something. The hippies whole thing was, "Don't trust anyone over 30", yet at the time of this broadcast Hoffman was around 35.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Last night WTIC Hartford was broadcasting the audio from that night's "CBS Evening News."

This morning's episode of "This is That" was awesome!

Energy 99.7 was coming in well in my mom's car tonight.

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Heard a tape (transfered to disc) today of CIUT-fm Toronto from at least thirty years ago.

The recording consisted of an exerpt from a show called "Beyond the Gates of Hell" and was recorded from just before 2:00 a.m. to about 2:40 a.m. It featured a lot of music I'd never heard before, much of it probably Satanic.

There was also this announcer who hesitated and coughed a bit. He was giving away tickets to a Digital Poodle show at the Rocket Club at 120 Church Street, which is now a restaurant that sells spring rolls. The contest question was, "What colour are my boots?" While the announcer was talking there was a bed of howling wind and babies crying.

Definitely the most memorable aircheck I think I've ever come across.

AIRCHECK REVIEWS

Mark Elliot's Old Toronto Radio Commercials: All these are good in their own way, but the calypso song for Honest Ed's is really a trip.

Allen Freed KDAY November 1960: The jocks were on seven days a week! Did they actually work seven days a week or did they tape one day of programming?

Freed was wrong about Chris Montez.

Joe O'Brien WMCA December 21 1960 (part 2): Real world news coverage on a music station.

A minimum of Christmas songs. Good thing.

Bob Hale WLS June 8 1960: Neat easy listening format.

You can just picture three conservative nurses at the hospital listening to Hale's shift every night.

Kevin Nelson CKSL London January 8 1980: An announcement about the Progressive Conservative party on a top 40 radio station. Neat!

Six hours of commercial free music on Saturday nights in the days before cd changers or portable music players.

John Mahjor with Brother Christopher (Chris Sutton) June 22 1984: The Major was great. You can hear Brother Christopher's potential.

Plays a song he played in the last hour.

One girl requested a song called "Fake Friends" and dedicated it to another girl. I sense there was a cat fight soon after.

All these girls crushing on Duran Duran.

A Catholic boy's school and a Catholic girl's school got to watch "The Video History of Rock" together. Oddly intriguing.

Caribbana sure came early that year.

Friday, December 14, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Tom Mischke on WCCO seems like he could be a real jerk.

Is K.D. Lange the only artist "Canada Live" features anymore?

Was listening to a station from Italy when I heard about the Conneticut school shooting. The format was rock. They even had interviews in Italian. Good to see that somewhere in the world music stations still care about world news.

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

The audio on WTWW 9480 yesterday afternoon sounded weird. It normalised near the end of "World of Radio."

I agree with the idea of sending text via shortwave. Might as well use it for something if fewer countries are using it for broadcasting.

Bob Lobell doesn't seem like a very good talk show host. He couldn't stay on topic last night, forgot to do the weather and lottery numbers and when people called in said he didn't want to talk about the aspect of the topic they were talking about.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

INTERNET STUFF

Good to see poetry on Wattpad.

It was eerie when I was googling about Jenny Rivera to see her Facebook and Twitter pages listed in the results.

I've been listening to radio stations from Italy on Web Radio: a classic hits station, a rock station and a dance station.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

REPLY AWL

There is an article in this week's edition of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind where the author talks about toys and games she enjoyed as a child. I have to admit I am not good at remembering the rules for games. The only card games I can remember the rules to are go fish and black jack. I have played dominos a couple times but have to relearn the rules each time.

CBM's talking Christmas card for this year sucked. Let me count the ways:

- staff not bothering to say who they were when they gave their Christmas greeting;
- one staff member who, in his greeting, couldn't even get the name of the organization right;
- a woman reading an essay by an author wherein he makes a remark to the effect he's not even sure he believes the birth of Christ actually took place; narrator didn't pronounce the writer's name right;
- a dramatization of a play by Dorothy L Sayers that adds a whole bunch of details that aren't in the account of the visit of the wise men to Jesus; persists with the myth that they were kings who arrived twelve days after Jesus birth (yeah, they're gonna travel all that way on foot or animal in twelve days); didn't appreciate the line about "he shall have temples in Rome and Byzantium"

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

I like how CBS News varies the stories in its newscasts from hour to hour. Perfect for today's always plugged-in public.

The weather band on my shortwave continues to work well.

I didn't know "Choral Concert" was still on CBC Radio 2.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

THINGS IN THE NEWS

A couple items of concern regarding privacy. First, a company that has developed a DVR that can monitor what is going on in the room around it, they say for advertising purposes. Also, a movement afoot in Massachusits to have black boxes, similar to those found on airplanes installed in light trucks.

There was a story on "As It Happens" tonight about gender neutral theatre. A woman has put on Shakespearean plays where roles are played by men or women, regardless of the character's gender. This kind of reminds me of when a company put on "Macbeth" in the park of our little town and featured Banquo as a woman. It doesn't work.

A man in California has managed to plant "new" old growth forest by taking samples from living plants in the root systems of redwood tree stumps and cloaning them into new redwoods. I am not for human or animal cloaning, except maybe for specific body parts used in transplants. Is it right to clone a plant?

Sunday, December 9, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

The weather band on my shortwave has been working well the past two days.

Picked up Bob FM Brockville tonight.

It was good to hear The Blend on The Strombo Show tonight with Deejay Grouch, formerly of Project Bounce.

Friday, December 7, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

The weather band on my shortwave was working really well this afternoon.

Justin Anderson has moved from afternoon drive on Mix 97 to mornings on Rock 107. Dannie Guppie is now Mix 97's drive-home host.

Ted Bradford has left 95.5 Hits FM to work at WGY Albany as a traffic reporter. I heard him on there this morning. He has not been replaced at CJOJ.

Great move, Cool 100, calling your overnight automated music "Cool 100 After Dark", like CJBQ calls theirs "CJBQ After Dark." Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Checked out CIUT's schedule yesterday. Seems like they've still got a lot of the old favourites and some interesting new shows as well.

WTWW was coming in better last night.

Was listening to an ethnic station from Toronto last night and there was another one on the frequency above it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

DAVE BRUBECK DEAD AT 91

Dave Brubeck, the famous and innovative jazz musician, died today at his home in Norwalk, Conneticut, just one day shy of his ninety-second birthday.

When I heard Brubeck's well-known album "Time Out" for the first time, I thought, "Yes, this is the way music is supposed to be."

Brubeck was a chocaholic. In tribute to him, tonight I ate chocolate frosting out of a can with a spoon.

ONLY A TURKEY (!....) : THE AMAZING JAM -- THIS SUNDAY AT 3 P.M. AT THE MARMORA INN

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‘The Amazing Jam’ – acoustic music – this Sunday afternoon at the Marmora Inn.

(Hey, with Christmas right around the corner, being a turkey might not be the best occupation for the next week or so!)

Time: 3 o’clock until 5 – THIS SUNDAY afternoon.

Location: The Marmora Inn– 29 Bursthall St. in Marmora.

Bursthall Street is the first road East of the traffic lights in Marmora. The Marmora Inn is south of Highway 7, part way down the first block. (You can find it; I know you can!)

2nd Sunday of the month(yes, only once a month....) 3 o’clock until 5 in the afternoon(planning for 2 hours, reckon we can play a bit longer when we need....)

2012_11110004-sm2012_11110005-sm‘The Marmora Country Inn’ is a really nice place offering a licensed dining room (the food is superb), overnight accommodation and spa facilities. Our hosts – Rui and Kathy Pereira – are lovely people. They welcome us on the second Sunday afternoon of each month to play music at the Inn from 3 – 5 pm (or later). Coffee, tea and other good things are available to us in the library while we are playing and the dining room opens at 5 pm. Those who wish are always welcome to stay on after the music, nosh on appetizers (including vegetarian options), sip some wine, etc. (or opt for dinner if you’re really hungry) while the dining room is open.

The space is beautiful, the hosts are welcoming, the food is excellent – by reputation, easily the best around. The Marmora Inn has also been known to book musicians to play events, so there could be some good connections to be made.

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Come on out this Sunday afternoon. Bring your instruments, your voices and your music. I t’s all unplugged and it’s all good! Guitar, bass, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, fiddle, accordion, flute, celtic harp – the list goes on.

There may be only 4 or 5 of us or maybe a whole room full of musicians. A place for ‘first-timers’ and experienced players alike. A good bunch of people playing all kinds of music together. People in their teens all the way through proto-geezers. Maybe even an incipient-geriat or two....

Any acoustic music from punk to polka!

Looking forward to see you this Sunday; doing again what we do so well.

James Reid

613-395-3257

Psssst.... Don’t forget!

Coming up this Friday evening....

Friday, December 7 – ‘First Friday’ Open Mic at the Curling Club in Marmora– Contact: Eileen Quinn – litgid@aol.com

Fabulous ‘Open Mic’ event on the first Friday of every month; easily the best event of its kind in the area. Well worth a visit. The format is 2 or 3 songs per act in rotation, followed by a second set (time permitting) of 2 or 3 songs for those who want to play some more. (There is no ‘House Band’.) Starts at 7 pm, runs until about 10. The venue is supportive to ‘first-timers’ and experienced performers alike. The range of music offered is excellent. Come to perform or be part of the audience. You’ll enjoy yourself!

I plan to be playing there this month along with some other folk I know; a good venue with good music!

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

I see WUHF-tv Rochester has a different staff announcer than it used to.

So famed British talk show host Tricia has a U.S. daytime talk show now.

Exactly how long is "Ground Zero" with Clyde Lewis and when does it air live?

Astral Media has launched a mobile app to promote emerging artists, at least those that sound like already popular bands and singers.

REPLY AWL

The Fourth Quarter 2012 issue of Children's Friend contains a poem about the story Jesus told about the man with two sons, one who said he would do something but didn't, and one who said he wouldn't do something, but did. The poem contains a whole bunch of made up details that are just not in the parable. I would remind the author of Jesus' warning in Revelation for people who add to the word of God.

The same issue contains a big article composed of a series of smaller articles about using our gifts and talents for Jesus. Though I somewhat agree with what the article was trying to say, the Seventh-day Adventists misinterpret the parable of the talents. The talents don't represent "talents" in our sense of the word. Rather, they represent faith. The first two servants symbolize two men who went out, shared the Gospel and increased their faith. The third servant represents a man who couldn't be bothered sharing his faith.

Also, Charles Mills, we know you are a grown man. Even as a child I knew authors were grownups. Stop writing in the person of a little child. And you have a favourite doll? OK, that just makes me wonder about you.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Picked up CKBY-fm yesterday afternoon at 5:00 with newscast.

Picked up 1650 KCNC last night.

Kiss 92 has partnered with the radio broadcasting program at Seneca College to offer students the opportunity to helm the overnight shift. Congratulations to Rogers for doing this. If stations aren't going to spend the money to put announcers on the air, then they can at least allow college students and other people who really want to get into the industry the chance to be announcers on their station for free.

Monday, December 3, 2012

THINGS IN THE NEWS

I admire the Kansas City Chiefs decision to go ahead with the game yesterday,. It has gotten to the point in this society where when the slightest thing goes wrong, everything has to stop. Good to see the team has an attitude that the show must go on.

Speaking of this incident, there appears to be a rise in murder suicides in the past week or so. There were quite a number of them up till about six months ago.

So all these mayors are resigning, but what about the fact that these towns are mayorless instead of the deputy mayor being appointed as is standard proceedure?

Prince William and his wife Kate are pregnant. (Yes, William is also pregnant.) So I guess in a few months we can expect a fiery car crash?

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

The weather band on my shortwave was working yesterday.

CKOL was broadcasting a church service last night. I disagreed with some things contained in it, but from a radio programming standpoint it was good to hear such a thing.

Listened to BBC Radio 4 on the internet today. They broadcast the first episode of a sereal called "China Girl", based on the author and his wife's adoption of a baby girl from China about fifteen years ago. It was well done, although I could have done with out the use of the song "China Girl" as a bridge, at least. On the whole, though, it was enjoyable. Good to see the Beebe can still make good stuff.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Was picking up Pastor Melissa Scott on FM yesterday afternoon.
Picked up WHEC-am Rochester yesterday afternoon.

John Van Dreil does so much better hosting "Classical Charts" than John Galager; why don't they just make him the permanent host?

Friday, November 30, 2012

JACK VAN IMPE WORLD WAR 3 2012

Man, have Jack and Rexella ever aged from when I used to watch them several years ago.

Why does Van Impe quote the Maya and Nostradomus and all these Catholic sources? Should a Christian rely on non-Christian sources of prophecy?

You can ignore most of the things Van Impe says about Iran because they probably aren't developing nuclear weapons. You can also ignore what he says about 9/11 because Bin Laden wasn't responsible for it. Thus, you can subsequently ignore what the Van Impes say about Al Qaida.

How did the Van Impes manage to have dinner in the home of the president of Israel when Christians are so hated over there? Maybe because they constantly kiss the butts of the Jewish people.

Armagedon is not three battles but one, albeit it may take place in three stages.

Ashkinazi Jews originated in Turkey.

There is no Biblical evidence for the pretribulation rapture. The verse in Revelation 3 "come up hither" is just Jesus telling John to come up into Heaven. God also put it in the Bible to act as a stumblingblock for those who wanted to believe in this false doctrine. The other chapter usually cited, 1 Thessalonians 4 is the noisiest chapter in the Bible. It and the verses that are used in support of the pretribulation rapture in Matthew 24 are actually talking about events that take place after the tribulation period.

God will keep us out of tribulation, but this could also mean in parts of the earth where the events aren't taking place.

Tarshish is neither Britain nor Spain. This is the geographic location where Paul was from.

The beast is not the European Union. There are way more than ten or eleven EU nations. This video appears to have been made in about 2007, before all the Eurozone trouble started. Daniel Chapter 2 is quite clear the nations of the Western Roman empire will not be united. "they shall not cleave one to another" Rather, the ten toes are the nations of the Western Roman empire that were around 2000 years ago. The ten horns are ten world regions that will comprise the New World Order.

Next, let's turn to Van Impe's whole pro-Israel stance. Armagedon takes place not for the purpose of eliminating Israel but because Jerusalem is the place where Christ is going to return. Just with the verse about the European nations not cleaving one to another, Van Impe never quotes the verses in Revelation about Jerusalem being called in the end times Sodom and Egypt.

Van Impe then does some classic twisting of the Scriptures, misapplying the verses about "you shall be hated by all men for My name's sake" and "when whosoever killeth you will think he do God service." These verses apply to Christians, not Jews. Incidentally, I picture the latter verse being applied to me by a so-called fellow Christian with a rabid stance in favour of the people we call Jews today.

Jesus was not of the ethnic group known as the Jewish people today; rather, he was a Hebrew.

It is said the modern-day Jews are God's chosen people. They are chosen for Hell if they don't do what is necissary to be right with God. (See Acts 2 38)

Van Impe then further twists the word of God, applying terms of endearment meant for those who truly follow God (bride, apple of God's eye, elect) to an ethnic group who aren't even obeying God, and who in fact hate Jesus Christ and even God the Father.

The fact is, the Hebrew people today are the Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian, Germanic, Celtic, and kindred people. They are the descendants of the Israelites and God's chosen people. However, as Paul makes clear in Romans, not all who are in Israel are of Israel. Only those genetic Israelites who have truly put their faith in God are true spiritual Israelites. Likewise, this number includes anyone from any other ethnic group who has genuinely put their faith in Jesus Christ. As it says, "the stranger who is among you who believes shall be as one of you."

Let's get rid of this ridiculous belief that if we bless the people we call Jews today, God will bless and prosper us. The United States and Canada have been blessing Israel since 1948. Comparing 1948 to now, do we have a higher or lower crime rate? Are Canadians and Americans healthier now than they were in 1948? Is the average household debt of North Americans greater or lower than 64 years ago?

Malachi 4 1 is talking about God's judgment that occurs when Christ returns. 2 Peter 3 10 and onward speaks of what will happen after the milennium.

"The prince of the people that destroyed the temple" refers to the _Roman Catholic church.

The Jews are the people God loves the most ... over the people who actually follow and obey Him and study His holy Scriptures?! How absurd a thing to believe and how pitiful and pathetic are those who believe this way.

Unfortunately, the following applies to us, the true Israel people of God. We could have possessed the promised land, Palestine, forever as God promised. However, the promise was conditional on our obedience. Our ancestors disobeyed and the land was lost. (Later it was replaced by Canada, the United States and Australia.) In Joshua it says that after Israel had conquered Canan, all God's promises regarding the land were fulfilled, so those people who say the people called Jews have the right to possess Palestine are seriously and dangerously wrong.

I noticed the sinner's prayer Jack prayed at the end of the video didn't contain anything along the lines of repentance, turning from sins.

If you want to know the actual way of salvation, read Acts 2 38.

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

So TV Ontario is cancelling "Saturday Night At The Movies." They were never able to replace Elwy Yost. He was Saturday Night At The Movies. Also, the show went from being about showing movies from the golden age of Hollywood to one night I saw they were showing "The Cable Guy."

Jen Breann doesn't seem like a good fit for WBZ.

CBC has asked the CRTC for permission to broadcast commercials on its music services, including of course CBC Radio 2. The problem with CBC Radio 2 is they are going after "the music lover" as their audience, that is, the type of person who would listen to everything. However, most people only like the top forty songs in whatever genre they listen to.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

INTERNET STUFF

Wattpad is back to normal.

The UN definitely should not control the internet.

Anyone know if Anobii is worth joining or will they totally invade my privacy?

ELIMINATION COMMUNICATION ROUNDUP

This site is for people who use elimination communication part-time and lists books available on the subject.

Elimination communication is also being talked about on Pinterest.http://pinterest.com/amybethsmith/elimination-communication/

There are also elimination communication-related pics on Instagram.

UNDER PRESSURE BY CARL HONORE-TECHNOLOGY: REALITY BITES

It used to be children would act out the old-time radio shows (Little Orphan Annie, The Lone Ranger, Jack Armstrong, etc.) and children of later generations would act out their favourite TV shows, but now there's so much information about a TV program: from official websites to fan sites to official and fanpages on social networking sites that it doesn't leave a lot of room for children to create scenarios.

A bit of well-made children's television is beneficial for kids, but today there isn't any well-made children's TV. It's all entertainment for preschoolers, not like the shows we had when we were children.

Actually, I think that a lot of ADHD is at least partially caused by children flitting from email to video games to IPods to homework to television every few seconds. This sort of activity just rewires your brain for ADD or ADHD. In the past several years there has also emerged "adult ADD", which is probably also caused by grownups increased multitasking.

Incidentally, the next time someone comes over for a visit or I am out with someone and our conversation is interrupted every few minutes by phone calls and texts and reminders on the IPhone, I am going to take the aforementioned piece of technology and either run it under the kitchen tap or pour my coffee all over it.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Last night WTWW's signal was poor but audible.

Heard America's Radio News Network for the first time last night.

Good to hear Tom Moore is still with WTAM.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

THE THIRD JIHAD: RADICAL ISLAM'S VISION FOR AMERICA

First, let me say radical Islam is a problem, but not the huge #1 threat this documentary and the media in general make it out to be.

Also, the guy who made this film is a Moslem, so this is simply a case of an antichrist speaking out against another antichrist.

Let's begin with the fact that Osama Bin Laden wasn't responsible for 9/11. Rather, it was the U.S. government and the Israeli Mosad.

Next, let's consider the fact that most of the so-called terrorists whose plots have been uncovered since the start of the war on terrorism had connections to the American government in some way.

Radical Islam wouldn't even exist if the British hadn't radicalised the few Wahabeists in Saudi Arabia acentury ago.

The deposition of the Shah and the coming to power of the Iotolas was orchestrated by the CIA in the first place.

Iran probably isn't developing nuclear weapons, and even if they were, wouldn't you be preparing weapons if someone kept threatening you?

It is worth noting that under Sadam Husain, Iraq was the only country in the Middle East that allowed Christianity. The deputy Prime Minister even claimed to be a Christian.

You aren't going to garner any sympathy from me by talking about Islam's persecution of homosexuals. At least that's one thing they've got right.

The Danish cartoons are a case of someone knowing something is going to offend someone, but publishing it anyway for the cartoons' own sake. The right of free speech does not extend to speech whose only purpose is to get people riled up.

Hammas and Hesbala aren't just terrorist organizations, they're legitimate political parties.

It would be interesting to know how many of the organizations the filmaker claim have radical Islamic tendencies, such as the Islamburg compound, get funding, either publicly or covertly, from the U.S. government.

The only real example of an attack on the West by Islam in recent years was that guy who tried to blow himself up at the Glasgow airport and ended up setting himself on fire. If I recall correctly he couldn't even get inside the building. If this is the best the radical Moslem world can do, bring it.

It's interesting to note that when the Moors ruled Spain, they allowed all religions. There was Islam, of course, as well as Catholicism and different groups of Christians. Then the Spanish reclaimed Spain and we had the Spanish Inquisition.

Fifteen of the highjackers were from Saudi Arabia. Oh yes, those nineteen highjackers who were somehow still alive after flying planes into buildings!

The States wouldn't have to depend on Saudi oil if the government would drill more in the vast oil reserves America possesses.

We have to demand hyuman rights and freedoms for Islamic countries!? What the heck kind of world is this these days where countries can just order other countries around?

Instead of radical Islam, we should concern ourselves with the new world order and the group of people who run it.

INTERNET STUFF

Wattpad was back to normal and is now screwed up again.

Speaking of Wattpad, I prefer stories with little or no author's notes. Also, would it kill some of the people on there to proofread their stuff before submitting it?

Project Gutenberg is cool.

Monday, November 26, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

WTWW's night-time frequency is back to its old self again.

Good to see "The Conspiracy Show" with Richard Syrett is being syndicated.

A little while ago my computer speakers were picking up Pastor Melissa Scott.

DON'T PASS ME BY, DON'T MAKE ME CRY, DON'T MAKE ME BLUE

So today as far as pop and rap are concerned we've got Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga and all these Disney channel singers who are basically famous for being famous.

On the alternative rock side of things most of it sounds boring. One of the few alternative rock songs to come out in the last few months that I actually like is Passion Pit "Take A Walk." This song is aimed primarily at people in their thirties. It isn't like the alternative rock I used to listen to as a teenager which really conveyed adolescent or young adult feelings.

Most of the alternative rock or indie stuff I hear these days is frankly boring and sounds like what it probably is: a whole bunch of bands trying to imitate better bands.

On the pop-country side of things, Taylor Swift remains quite popular. It could be argued the 22 year old singer is also famous for being famous, but lets talk about the music for a moment. Her songs are as dull as ditch water. All she does is write what has happened to her. There's no subtlety, no hidden meanings. It doesn't have what a good folk or country song is supposed to have, namely clever wordplay and/or a story you can identify with. It just sounds like some self-absorbed teenager telling you about herself while you are driving her on an endless journey somewhere. Ending of Thelma and Louise, anyone?

Most country music these days is stuff like "I Ain't Good At Nothin But Drinkin Beer." One notable exception is Big and Rich's "That's Why I Pray."

Saturday, November 24, 2012

JUANITA BYNUM-TRUST GOD OR DIE

Obviously Bynum is disobedient to 1 Timothy 2 12-15.

Dubious tongues, including one that sounds like she's gargling and saying a few consonants in between.

I would have to be wary about Bynum's interpretations of the stories of Paul on Malta and the battle of Jericho.

Instead of shouting, maybe the people in the audience should fix up the sin in their lives.

People had to leave their church to get this revelation? Actually, many members of the audience are still probably members of local churches.

Misinterprets verse about "if two or three agree touching anything." "Touching anything" means "about anything"; it doesn't refer to putting one's hand on an object.

Where in the Bible is panting a sign of the presence of God?

Talks about spiritual grades, when actually the Bible speaks of the milk and the meat of the Word.

Where does Paul say he had experienced insanity?

If Bynum isn't to focus on her earthly father when she prays, why does she keep his picture on her prayer table?

Hardly any Scripture in the sermon.

Friday, November 23, 2012

BOOKRABBIT SUCKS

Bookrabbit, a social networking site for books, really sucks. I joined up with Bookrabbit in July with my other email account. A couple months later the address on my other account changed so I went to change the email address on my profile. When I did this, the site logged me out. I couldn't remember my password so there was no point in clicking FORGOT YOUR PASSWORD. I emailed the administrators three times about this problem and they still haven't gotten back to me.

REVELING WHERE THEY HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE

Sometimes you have to laugh at these skeptics like when they say the Bible's bunk because the Gospel of Matthew says shepherds visited Jesus and the Gospel of Luke says the wise men visited Him. Duh, both of them!

Or when they say the same thing because one Gospel says an angel appeared to Joseph and another says an angel appeared to Mary. Again, duh, both.

They'll claim the word virgin should be rendered young woman. No, man, the translation is still correct because at that time young, unmarried women were asumed to be virgins. Besides, if Mary wasn't in fact a virgin why didn't Joseph break the engagement like he intended to in the first place?

They'll erroniously claim one Biblical account says Christ was born in a manger and another says he was born in a house. Actually, He was born in a manger, then Mary and Joseph moved into a house in Bethlehem where they were visited by the magai when Jesus was about two. The whole notion of the whole story of Jesus birth and the visits by the shepherds and wise men and the wrath of Herod taking place all in the space of twelve days is not Biblical.

They'll point out another apparent contradiction of the two lineages of Christ, 28 generations in Matthew and 41 in Luke. Duh, one affirms His humanity, one His status as God.

Skeptics will say there was no one named Jesus Christ. First, He wasn't officially known as Christ (as in Mr. Christ) when He was here on earth. Christ is as much a title as it is part of His name and 2000 years ago very few people recognized Jesus was the Messiah. Second, there are numerous historical sources that show Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth existed, just none of the sources these skeptics have studied.

Speaking of studying, these people obviously haven't studied very much. Any good book on this subject, and there are many, will answer a lot of the things mentioned in this post.

What do these people expect to happen? Do they think they'll go up to a new believer and use one of the arguments and cause the believer to give up their faith, in many cases their only reason for living, because of a few apparent contradictions?

INTERNET STUFF

Wow, Sympatico, you have such detailed headlines sometimes. "INVESTIGATION REVEALS STARTLING DISCOVERY"

Wattpad has been screwed up lately, probably surrounding some maintenance they were performing.

There sure are a lot of different kinds of online survey engines.

LOUIS SACHAR

I enjoy children's author Louis Sachar, at least what I've read of his work.

I received "Dogs Don't Tell Jokes" in the mail from CNIB when I was about thirteen. It was quite a good read as I remember and displayed a kind of humour I don't think I had encountered before.

I also recently read "Wayside School Is Falling Down" and "Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger." These books also made for quite delightful reading, even though they are aimed at a slightly younger audience than "Dogs Don't Tell Jokes" so there were parts that seemed a bit silly or immature, especially to my now adult self.

UNDER PRESSURE BY CARL HONORE-FURTHER THOUGHTS

Play is indeed so necissary, even for adults. Even as a grownup it is good to imagine things sometimes, taking your mind off your adult cares and responsibility. If one studies the animal kingdom, one finds that cats, for example, play all their lives.

These parents are pressuring their kids to overachieve because of the competetive global economy. Thing is though, when these children are grown, there won't be any jobs. The new world order is intent on bringing in a neofeudalistic system that means slavery for most people. This of course will be implemented after or commencerate with 95 percent of the population being wiped out.

Indeed, one of the major problems with parenting these days is that children are thought of as little adults when this is so not the case. Children don't think like adults. They can't handle ten hour days with daycare and deal with busyness the way adults can.

You cannot properly train children up in the way they should go without Jesus Christ.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

The other morning my computer speakers were picking up WWCR.

The staff announcer for WRVO sounds older than I remember him, of course. Also, the girl who was doing the breaks and weather forecasts last Thursday afternoon sounded quite hot.

WTWW's new nighttime frequency is just bloody terrible. Tuesday 5830 was audible for about twenty minutes of the Scriptures For America live broadcast then went right out the door. Last night it hardly lasted till 9:10.

REPLY AWL

The October 22 issue of Maclean's contains an interview with Brian David Johnson, a futurist who works for Dell. He of course denies plans for computer chips to be implanted in people's heads. The fact that 20 percent of people who ask Johnson about this topic want the chips is scary.

What's also scary is the Science article about brave new bodies. I don't want to live in a world where you can't play in a symphony orchestra unless you have a cochlear implant and where people take Ritolin to enhance performance. I especially don't want to live in a world where my bloody grandchildren are biologically different from me.

To end on a possitive note, the article on urban farms was quite heartening.

LOOKING BACK-OCTOBER 2006-JANUARY 2007

(Inspired by notes to myself)

Those were good days. I had just started with Market America and was still ripe and foolish enough to think I could make it in that company.

I would spend my days surfing the net. At lunchtime, which could be any time from 12:00-2:00, I would take the lunch out of the fridge Mom prepared for me and sit in the living room in front of "CBC News Today" or "The Gill Deacon Show" or one of the ethnic (east Indian) shows on Vision TV,.

I would also spend my days going through the record collection of a town counsellor who had died a couple years previously. Mom had gone to the estate auction and gotten the bulk of his collection of lp's for me.

Also, my sister had recently moved back home after living on her own for several months.

KAIJ Dallas was on the air then.

I was still stupidly trying to keep up with my friends from college. It would take me a while to figure out they were too busy with their own lives.

On December 1, one of my favourite radio people, Peter Thompson of CJBQ Belleville, retired. I called into his last show, though I don't think my phone call was entirely appreciated.

That day, I received from the CNIB in its infinite stupidity a Charlie Brown book.

The next day we moved to our new house which Mom and Dad had had built. Because it would have to be the same night as the move, I "deejayed" a French gourmet dinner at my church the younger folks had put on for the older folks. I think it was just a case of "let's give the blind guy a token amount of things to do so he'll feel important" type of thing because the people running it offered to operate the cd player for me. What the buck would be the point of being the deejay and MC if i didn't operate the cd player? At the end I suggested we do something like the dinner every few months and everybody just laughed at me, especially the guy who was heading it up, bucking jerk.

The next day we went out for breakfast due to having just moved into the new house.

I am not a person who really likes change so thus the move was a bit hard. However, there were people who helped me figure out how to get from my new house to different places in town, and I later grew to quite like the new place.

Watching "American Dad" on my little TV with an antenna the first Sunday because the satilite wasn't hooked up yet.

When it was hooked up, one of the first things I saw was the CFMT twenty-fifth anniversary special.

Looking up old clips of CBMT around Christmas time.

Listening to "The Lumpy Gravy Radio Show" every Saturday night at 6:00 on WBCQ.

Trying in vain to find an apartment in Belleville.

Working Mondays at the local crisis pregnancy centre, another example of "let's give the blind guy a token amount of things to do so he'll feel important."

LOOKING BACK-JULY/AUGUST 2011

(Based on notes to myself.)

I was still feeling the effects of Pastor Peters' death quite heavily.

Received funny-looking cartridges in the mail from Christian Record Services one Monday afternoon. Called a whole bunch of different people trying to figure out what they were. I finally found out they were audio cartridges for American DAISEE players.

A note to remember my parents' anniversary. Little did I know a month later I would have no reason to remember it anymore.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

REPLY AWL

The article about scientology in the October 8 issue of Maclean's is well worth the read; a good, detailed, long-form article you rarely see in magazines anymore.

"The End" feature in Maclean's always has someone dying in an ironic manner, but in the October 8 issue the subject's birth is ironic as well.

This week's issue of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind has an article about internet usage reducing depression in the elderly. Being online can sometimes be the loneliest, most depressing experience you can have.

Monday, November 19, 2012

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

Have been having some good dx the past couple Sunday nights including WEDG Buffalo and CJPT Brocville.

The weather band on my shortwave was working slightly last night.

Angler And Hunter TV is now going to be on OLN. Shouldn't it have been on there from the channel's inception?

CLOTH DIAPER AND ELIMINATION COMMUNICATION ROUNDUP

A woman living in Western Canada has a Weebly page with a lot of cloth diaper and elimination communication information.

Another Canadian gal has her own blog and shop dedicated to this subject.

Finally, a great blog with lots of information on cloth diapering and lots of other great stuff.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

REPLY AWL

In the Bad News section of the October 8 issue of Maclean's there is an item about Health Canada warning parents about having trampolenes for their children. When I was four my parents bought me a trampolene and it was the best investment they ever made. It gave me over twenty years of pleasure, a great amount of exercise and lots of happy memories. I'm going to put it up again if I can ever get a fence built at my place. I didn't even need a net around the thing; my parents just told me to be careful and stay in the middle.

In the same issue their is a column against circumcision. As it was by Barbara Emil I didn't read it, but I think circumcision is a good thing for boys. It makes the penis easier to keep clean. I also heard one of my college roommates' girlfriends, who was a huge tramp, say that her boyfriend "may be small but he is circumcised."

There are also a couple of articles in this issue that show the problems of Western society are spreading around the world, like the article about the obesity problem in Arab nations or the article that mentions how high the household debt of South Koreans is.

Friday, November 16, 2012

THE SOUND OF WRITING

Anyone remember a program called "The Sound Of Writing" on NPR? For all I know it might still be on the air.

I used to listen to it back in the mid-nineties when it aired on The WRVO Playhouse. Some of my memories of this show could be mixed up with memories of "This American Life."

I remember this one piece this guy did on their where he talked about what it must be like to be Santa. The essay included the author relating an incident of remembering he had to sweep the chimney one night and getting a whole bunch of soot in his pajamas. He also talked about bumping into furniture when his wife suddenly changed the house around and accidentally eating Minute Rice with milk on it one morning, mistaking it for cereal.

There was this other story about this Indian woman who moved to Chicago. It ends with the woman standing on the balcony of her apartment and watching the snow fall. Some boys on the street below were calling her "nigger."

There was this other one about some kids having a game of pick up baseball and all the dads coming out and watching. They drank beer and watched the game till long after the street lights came on.

There was another story where this guy was a stepfather and he was trying to convince his new wife's daughter to go swimming in the lake. I can remember one quote was the child saying, "I wouldn't drown if I never went in. You're the one that's making me go in."

Later in the story there is an incident where the guy and the girl "Make love."

There was another story about a girl growing up on a farm in the south. I remember one quote from the story concerning the father's thoughts on religion. "Christians had the answer, Jews had half the answer, heathens had no answer, and Catholics had missed the boat."

Thursday, November 15, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Good to hear Brother Mike still on WBCQ.

WTWW 5745 was pretty fluttery Tuesday night but last night sounded normal.

I see "Ground Zero" has a staff announcer now.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

INTERNET STUFF

Saw skype in action for the first time at a neighbour's place a few nights ago. Neat.

Cleaver Keenan's website can be found here.http://www.cleaverkeenan.com

Anyone ever used Storylane or Uniiverse? Are either of those sites any good?

AMAZING UPDATE.... (AND CALENDAR!)

Hi all,


2012_11110012-smJust a quick word to help keep you connected to the Amazing Jam (now in Marmora on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 3 – 5 pm).

This past Sunday (November 11) was the second time we have played in our new location at ‘The Marmora Country Inn’. All in attendance agreed; our revival of Amazing Jam is very definitely a going concern. We’re up and running; building on the past and finding new flavours and energy to suit the new location.

2012_11110004-smOur location is now ‘The Marmora Country Inn’ at 29 Bursthall St., 1 block east of the Marmora traffic lights on Hwy 7 to Bursthall St. and part way down the first block south of Hwy 7. It is a beautiful place offering a licensed dining room (the food is superb), overnight accommodation and spa facilities. Our hosts Rui and Kathy Pereira were frequent visitors to the Amazing Jam in our old (Madoc) location. Coming out to listen in to our music was one of their pleasures when they were able to take an afternoon away from their commitments at the Inn.

2012_11110005-smThe acoustics in the room where we play are quite excellent and, although cappuccino is available, the coffee grinder is not located right behind where we sit; in fact it is not even in the same room! There is coffee, cappuccino, tea, etc.; last Sunday there were also homemade cookies and some of the best chocolate brownies I’ve had in a long time. Wine or beer is available while we are playing and the dining room opens at 5 pm. Those who wish are welcome to stay on after the music, nosh on appetizers – including vegetarian options – (or opt for dinner if you’re really hungry) while the dining room is open.

2012_11110007-smWe hope to see you at the next Amazing Jam on Sunday, December 9th. Bring your instruments, your voices and your music. It’s all unplugged and it’s all good; guitar, bass, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, fiddle, accordion, flute, celtic harp, washboard – the list goes on.... There may be only 4 or 5 of us or maybe a whole room full of musicians. This is a place for ‘first-timers’ and experienced players alike. A good bunch of people playing all kinds of music together. People in their teens all the way through proto-geezers. Maybe even an incipient-geriat or two.

The Amazing Jam – any acoustic music from punk to polka!

James Reid


“Amazing Calendar” – Upcoming musical events you might enjoy:

Tuesday, November 20 – Acoustic Song Circle at the Winchester Arms in Belleville– Contact: Paul King – paulking0@sympatico.ca

An open song circle hosted by Paul King. All kinds of music; acoustic instruments only. Runs from 6 pm – 9 (or later) on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at the Winchester Arms – that’s at west end of the TSC plaza on Dundas, a few blocks east from downtown near the corner of Charles St. and Dundas. This is a good one!

Tuesday, December 4 – Acoustic Song Circle at the Winchester Arms in Belleville –Contact: Paul King – paulking0@sympatico.ca

An open song circle hosted by Paul King. All kinds of music; acoustic instruments only. Runs from 6 pm – 9 (or later) on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at the Winchester Arms – that’s at west end of the TSC plaza on Dundas, a few blocks east from downtown near the corner of Charles St. and Dundas. This is a good one!

Friday, December 7 – ‘First Friday’ Open Mic at the Curling Club in Marmora– Contact: Eileen Quinn – litgid@aol.com

Fabulous ‘Open Mic’ event on the first Friday of every month; easily the best event of its kind in the area. Well worth a visit. The format is 2 or 3 songs per act in rotation, followed by a second set (time permitting) of 2 or 3 songs for those who want to play some more. (There is no ‘House Band’.) Starts at 7 pm, runs until about 10. The venue is supportive to ‘first-timers’ and experienced performers alike. The range of music offered is excellent. Come to perform or be part of the audience. You’ll enjoy yourself!

Sunday, December 9th – Amazing Jam at The Marmora Inn(in Marmora, of course....) – Contact: James Reid – 2james@kos.net

Our absolute favourite (but we admit to prejudice).... Runs from 3 – 5 pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month at ‘The Marmora Country Inn’ at 29 Bursthall St.; that’s 1 block east of the traffic lights on Hwy 7 to Bursthall St. and part way down the first block south of Hwy 7. Bring your instruments, your voices and your music. It’s all unplugged and it’s all good; guitar, bass, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, fiddle, accordion, flute, celtic harp, washboard – the list goes on....

Saturday, November 10, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Last night my computer speakers were picking up some Spanish station, most likely Radio Marti.

This morning's episode of "This Is That" was excellent!

This afternoon my computer speakers were picking up Dr. Gene Scott.

Friday, November 9, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Couldn't get WBCQ on either 7490 or 9330 when I tried to tune in Allen Weener Worldwide tonight.

Picked up Radio Serbia tonight.

Just now my computer speakers were picking up Brother Stair.

INTERNET STUFF

Finding that a lot of online survey software is accessible.

Yes, YouTube, a commercial featuring fiddle music is totally appropriate to play before a rap video.

A couple neat phone lines where you can hear movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and podcasts over the phone. The first is MatChat, 712-432-6444. The other is Classic Chat, 616-883-2928.

GORDON KORMAN SUCKS

I was somewhat a fan of Gordon Korman when I was younger but then I came to realize his books weren't that good.

The books have this tone of this teenager who thinks he knows what life is all about but doesn't really, which is fitting because Korman was a teenager when he wrote many of his most popular books.

Who Is Bugs Potter?: I'm a nerd who doesn't like rock music so I'll write a book featuring a kid who wants to be a rock star who is an arrogant moron.

Also, the idea of the European actress who was really a Jewish girl from New York City was OK, but there's a big difference, Gordon, between a French accent and a Polish accent.

I get that Frank and Barney, the burglars, were supposed to be a couple bunglers, but they shouldn't have been made as inept as they were.

Also, since Korman probably didn't have a clue how rock stars really live, the rock stars Bugs and David meet don't act like famous musicians usually do. Where are the jokes about booze, tiny cigarettes and white powder? Also, instead of making the members of Dorchester Melon upper class Englishmen (who by the way don't use any Britishisms), Korman should have made them cockney, soccer hooligan types.

Naturally, since Gordon Korman grew up in Canada, his books dismiss things like advertising. You really get this sense of this nerd determined to put down things everyone else likes such as sitcoms, movies and other things.

No Coins, Please: I still have a soft spot in my heart for this book, though. The scene with the Junior Tours director drunk on the airplane at the end is pretty good, as well as the scene where Sheldon throws the block of steal through the glass wall.

The Twinkie Squad: Neat how the weird kids got the rest of the school to sign up for the therapy group, then publicly resigned.

The Toilet Paper Tigers: Boring. Also, how did that professor understand a bloody thing his niece was saying?

Son of the Mob: Slightly funnier than a lot of Korman's other books but still naive.

Loosing Joe's Place: Rootbeer Racinette is a funny character.

A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag: Why do none of the other kids figure out that a lot of Raymond's problems are of his own making?

UNDER PRESSURE: HOW THE EPIDEMIC OF HYPER-PARENTING CHILDHOOD-INTRODUCTION

by Carl Honore. Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2008.

Honore says that contrary to creating a generation of children healthier, happier and brighter than any generation before, todays helicopter parenting is having effects to the opposite.

I would agree with the author on this one.

First, let's look at health. Children are spending more time indoors and less time exercising so they are becoming overweight. This is pretty obvious.

Next, happiness. More children, up to and including college students, are depressed or suffering from other mental illnesses than ever before.

These young people don't have Christ, so of course they're depressed.

Also, as Honore says, this depression comes from being expected to overachieve and from the children being forced into activities they don't want to do.

Additionally, though, more people of high school and college age are depressed because they don't possess any hope for the future.

The first reason is obviously the above-mentioned lack of knowledge of the Saviour.

Also, we must consider the influence of the media on children's minds. Look at what's popular today: "The Hunger Games", zombies, vampires, and werewolves. Most everything that's a hit with kids is distopia, horror and death. The popularity of such things is indeed fitting in a way since that is all these teens and young adults have to look forward to without a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.

Along these same lines, those of high school and postsecondary age are worried about the future. The economy is sinking, there are no jobs and real life is getting scarier and more horror-filled all the time. Again, the only true source of hope is the God of the Bible.

Onto intelligence. Honore points out that today's rigid structure and scheduling is making children more risk averse and less creative. However, there are other areas where today's youth are lacking intelligence.

First, we have such things as seven year olds who can't zip jackets and twelve year olds who can't use can openers.

Also, there's a lack of common sense among young people, moresoe I believe than ever before.

In addition, today's children don't really even have computer skills. They're great at going on Facebook, but can't properly write sentences or format documents such as resumes, cover letters and business letters.

WHOLE CHILD/WHOLE PARENT-BABY LANGUAGE

There are things about babies that were not known back in 1983 when Polly Berien Berrends wrote the addition of the book these commentaries are based on.

For example, with regards to responding to and understanding your young infant, new, incredible and wonderful things are being practised in this area today.

For example, there is baby sign language. Preverbal babies can communicate with hand signs. This is fairly well-known. No need to wait till they have their words anymore! Baby sign language enhances the development of spoken language in young children because it's that much more time you spend emphasizing words.

Additionally, there is now baby language. Just as infants know when they need to relieve themselves, little babies can also communicate verbally.

For one thing, there is interpretation of a baby's cries. This has been universally known for a long time, but now it is more of a science.

The above link has to do with interpreting baby's cries more exactly, but I believe there is also a method which has to do with the sounds the baby makes before it cries. This is either part of the above method or a different thing, I'm not really sure.

I have also heard of a way to interpret the babblings of older infants and that that's a language, too but I don't know very much about this.

You cannot properly train up a child in the way they should go without Jeus Christ.

WHOLE CHILD/WHOLE PARENT-DIAPERS AND TOILET TRAINING

Berrends doesn't really even discuss diapers and toilet training in her book. She only has passing mentions of cloth diapers. Additionally, there is no information regarding toilet training, except that you should "wait till your child realizes toilet training is a worthy idea."

How is it good for the child's whole self to have her go in her pants for the first two (three, four, five) years of her life, thus teaching her that going in her pants is OK and that her undergarments are an acceptible place to relieve herself? Then, how is it good for the child's whole self to flip a switch and tell her that, after all it isn't acceptible for her to wet and soil herself and that she needs to start using the toilet?

Pull-ups and Easy-ups and things of this ilk just make this situation worse. They're diapers, let's face it. If it has feathers, waddles and quacks,, it's a duck. Besides, young children don't understand the concept of, "I'm supposed to use the toilet; this is just made like a diaper in case I have an accident." To them, a diaper is a diaper is a diaper.

Additionally, the reason so many children struggle with accidents and bedwetting is because of this flipping of a switch that goes on in Western society.

Really, the only approach to the issue of diapers and toilet training that truly considers the child's whole self is elimination communication.

If you cannot practice elimination communication fulltime, don't worry. Infants respond very well, even to part time pottying. You are still respecting your child, giving her the dignity of relieving herself in the toilet and teaching her that in the toilet (i.e. outside of her clothing) is an acceptible place to go. Your child will probably have an easier time of things in the future, with fewer accidents and without shame surrounding using the bathroom.

If you cannot practice elimination communication fulltime or part-time without diapers, use cloth diapers. There are so many different kinds these days, a variety of wonderful options that cater more to your individual child. If you can't use cloth diapers, elimination communication (either part-time or fulltime) works well with disposable diapers as well.

If you can't practice elimination communication before your baby is a year old, then use  early toilet training.

If you cannot use early toilet training and are going to train your child at the usual age, then use cloth diapers. If you can't use cloth diapers, then use organic disposable diapers. If you can't use organic disposable diapers, then switch the child from diapers right to underwear, without using training pants. If you are going to use training pants, use cloth training pants. There are so many different kinds of brands of reusable training pants and training underwear out there. If you don't use reusable training pants, then use a brand of disposable training pants that aren't like the leading brands of such things. By this I mean a brand of disposable training pants that aren't very absorbent and will let the child know when they've done something.

WHOLE CHILD/WHOLE PARENT-SCHOOLING

Berrends only touches on the public school system as far as her book is concerned and says you shouldn't worry about outside influences.

Well, how is it good for the child's whole self to be in the public school system? Odds are your child is spending more time at school than with you so they will be more influenced by the things that go on at school than at home. With our pluralistic society, teachers can't teach morals, at least not effectively, so your child has a greater likelihood of growing up with skewed moral sensibilities. You need to choose a schooling option that will truly take your child's whole self into account, not just the mental part.

The best option when thinking along these lines is homeschooling. You can be with the child all day and truly influence him with your values. You can be in charge of the information he is exposed to and minimize his exposure to wrong influences. When he does encounter wrong influences, as inevitably will happen, he will be better able to resist them due to your strong teachings.

If you can't home-school, then put your child in a good Christian school. Your child will be taught about the only true way to salvation and will likely have a better social and educational environment than he would have in public school.

You cannot properly train up a child in the way he should go without Jesus Christ.

KEN RAMSDEN COMING TO AMAZING COFFEE

Hi James...I will be coming to the Amazing Coffee in Madoc for an 7pm


show on Friday November 16.

I am asking for a 10$ donation, or 'Pay-What-You -Can'. So if someone

only has a loony....come ahead. In fact if someone is broke....I would

rather have bums in seats!



I will be doing some old lumber era shanty songs, my folkie originals

about historic and comic events in Ontario.....on fiddle, jew's harp and

guitar.

I expect we are going to have a lot of fun, and I wonder if you can send

this wee note out to your Amazing Jammers.



Have a great jam on Sunday!

I would come but I have a wee gig in Ottawa at the same time.



cheers,

Ken Ramsden

REPLY AWL

It was heartening to read about how people were helping each other out after Hurricane Sandy in this week's edition of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind.

The article in the same magazine about egg creams was also very good. Well-written, interesting, evocative, and just good all around.

There is an article in the October issue of Readers Digest about how the Catholic church is supposedly changing to prevent sex abuse.

The article says peritioners no longer see the priest as this figure who is different from the rest of humankind. They must still see him this way, though,  because in Catholic tradition, the priest is the one with the power to turn the host and wine into the body and blood of Jesus. That automatically sets him apart from the rest of humanity, according to Catholics.

Seminaries can have all the Integral Hyuman Development classes they want but the fact remains that it won't curb pedophelia in the Catholic church.

These seminaries can say "channel your sexual energy into other activities", but the fact remains that for men sex is a physical need like food or water. When you're really hungry, it doesn't do much good to try to focus on something else; you need food.

Men who want to abuse children are still going to be drawn to the priesthood and are still going to find ways to perpetrate their abominations.

On the other hand, maybe the Catholic church really isn't doing anything about this problem and just told the media and the public what they wanted to hear.

Also, I would like to take this opportunity to point out the advanced ridiculousness of a guy sworn to a life of celebacy with no wife or children advising his flock about their families.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

DR. CLEAVER KEENAN 1930-2012

Cleaver Keenan 1930 - 2012




In loving Memory of a Dear and True Friend.



By Mich Verrier.



Seven years ago, outside of the New Liskeard post office while I was picking up my dog’s leavings. I heard a voice say “hello”. “Hello” I said then I introduced myself

“My name is Mich and this is my Seeing Eye dog Dale.”

“ Nice to meet you” said this person, “My name is Cleaver and this is my wife Dorothy. “Nice to meet you both” I said. Then I asked D

“Do you happen to know anything about how to fix computers?”

“ Why yes I do,” he said “ why, is yours broken?”

“ Yes it is” I said.

“ Well I will pop by and take a look at it,” he said. I thanked him and went on my way. Thus began my friendship with one of the kindest and nicest people I have ever met -.Dr.. Cleaver Keenan and his wife Dorothy. Over the next seven years Cleaver did more than just fix my pc. We ended up forming a long and lasting friendship which I still treasure to this day. I was with Cleaver through many of the ups and downs that come with life. I was there when he had to put his wife in a Home since she had Alzheimer's And he was there for me when I had a relationship with a girl that went badly. But through it all and through discussions on Friday nights at “Roosters” in booth 4, and then later on at the Rainbow Kitchen Chinese restaurant, and Steak Villa, and at his place afterwards, Cleaver and I talked about everything under the sun: life, death, relationships, and God. Religion was a favourite topic of his.

I once asked him in a session with another friend, Ray, at the Library “How can you have a relationship with a dead guy?” after which he sent me an article by John Bowen that tried to tackle that very question. I also later on met John Bowen and thought he was a very nice guy. In short Cleaver was my friend and I miss him a lot. Everytime I had something bothering me, or needed help with things, he was there. I will miss hearing his voice at the other end of the phone or when we would chat on Skype. I also will miss his handshake and the deep and meaningful conversations we had on Friday nights at his place after dinner which is where the conversations would start. He was also a great lover of history, especially World War 2. I learned a lot from him about this time period in history. He and I also shared a love of old music. As he often said to me, “who can I talk to who is twenty nine, about music by people like Sir Harry Lauder?”

After he asked me that I sent him some songs by the above artist. The same goes for books we shared a love of reading and he and I read some of the same books like “Three Men in a Boat”. I am what you might call a old soul and all my life have gotten along with older people more than people of my own age group, and Cleaver was one of those people. I had more in common with him then I ever had with people of my own age. I remember a time when he said to me in answer to my question “have you seen the news? “He said “No I have no need to, I just wait to talk to you!” I took that as a great compliment. He also once told me about the book “The Blind Doctor: The Jacob Bolotin Story, a Biography by Rosalind Perlman” - I was struck with this sentence



“Everyone who reads Dr. Jacob Bolotin's story will learn that blindness is no barrier to a full life and great accomplishments," said Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind.



In fact, I wouldn't be at all surprised if after I've gone, and someone mentions my name, another person will say, "Oh yeah!, wasn't that the old doc who was a friend of Mich's?" An epitaph I would treasure.

In short Cleaver was my friend and I am thankful for the time I got to spend with him and the things he taught me about life, love and for seeing me as more then just “that blind guy.”



To my Friend Cleaver, where ever you are, I know you are happy and I also know that I will see you again some day.



From Mich Verrier from New Liskeard Ontario Canada.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

WHOLE CHILD/WHOLE PARENT-TRUTH

John 1 1-4, 9-14: Don’t make the Bible politically correct, please.

The self isn’t just another name for Satan. There is a real devil, make no mistake about it.

Psalm 36 9: The light spoken about here is God’s way of holiness.

Psalm 119 105: The word spoken about here is the Bible.

Psalm 119 25, 28: See above.

Isaiah 40 3-5: These verses are speaking of John the Baptist.

2 Corinthians 10 3-5: This passage is talking about spiritual warfare against the Devil, yes, the real one.

Berrends, you can’t place Jesus Christ on the same level as Buddha and metapsychiatry and Emerson’s nature worship and whatever else you feel like. You can’t just redefine words like faith (the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen) and prayer and the Word to suit your own ideas.

Parents have a duty to tell their children about God. Of course, they should chiefly show by examples and “teachable moments”, as much as I hate that term since all moments are times for teaching. However, they need to tell, to preach in a sense to their children about the living God.

Hebrews 11 3: This passage testifies to God’s speaking the world into existence.

Gee, Keizan, my Bible says God is a personal being with senses and perception and the ability to speak. I guess all religions don’t agree after all.

Gee, Buddha, my Bible says words matter. In fact, it says “death and life are in the power of the tongue.” (Seriously, when you worship a big fat guy (and I do know Buddha isn’t always depicted as fat) don’t talk to me about “existence is suffering”.)

“By now the boys are old enough to get books from the library and read for themselves.”

I thought you had one boy and one girl?

Go Dog Go!: A neat story. “That’s a juvenile, this is young adult.”

Pat The Bunny: One of my favourite books as a child. Nice and tactile.

The Snowy Day: A wonderful and classic story, just like Ezra Jack Keats other books.

The Christ Child: An ideal book for Christian children and all other children to have on their bookshelf.

The Story About Ping: A cute story with a good lesson.

Berrends talks about outside influences, yet as far as schooling the only option she really mentions in this book is the public school system. Why doesn’t she talk about homeschooling or religious schools?

Don’t use TV as a babysitter. If you insist you must use some form of entertainment as a babysitter, use music. It’s much more stimulating and fosters mental growth whereas television stunts and harms it. Don’t put on “children’s music” garbage, either; expose them to a wide variety of music.

Berrends takes the position there are no outside influences and that parents can neutralize the effects of anything bad that books, TV and the world at large have for children. Yet, if the parents’ values aren’t those of Jesus Christ, how will the children grow up with a proper outlook on the world and life in general? Make no mistake: If the child is not in a proper Christian environment, outside values will influence the child’s thinking in ways no parent can counteract or undo.

As far as products advertised to children on TV, firstly one must recognize who owns the media. The ethnic group that owns most of the media is well known for hawking merchandise that does not work the way they say it does. This group has a centuries-long history of doing this.

Second, when your child comes to you pleading you to buy her a toy she saw on a commercial, watch the commercial on television with her or look it up on YouTube. Then explain to her, “Honey, in real life that toy isn’t the way it’s made to look in the commercial. It doesn’t really move around quickly like that. Those graphics and movements were put there by the people who made the commercial to try to get people to buy it. In real life, the toy just sits there and you have to move the parts yourself.”

Don’t talk down to children. Speak in full sentences and without silly voices. This stimulates brain and verbal growth. Incidentally, this is why all the children’s TV shows these days suck compared to the shows of twenty or thirty years ago. Today’s children’s entertainment is created with a view that children don’t understand much and thus the producers and writers talk down to the shows audiences. Children’s programming of yesteryear was made so children would like it but had elements that forced the child to reach up to try to understand all that was going on..

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Last week's episode of "Vinyl Tap" about songs that broke the rules was sure interesting.

The other day my computer speakers were picking up Pastor Melissa Scott.

Neat to here Jane Hautin hosting "Here And Now" yesterday afternoon.

Got up early this morning so I did some AM dxing. Neat to hear Boomer, Imus and others.

Monday, November 5, 2012

WHOLE CHILD/WHOLE PARENT-BEAUTY

Isaiah 52 7: This verse esteems those who preach the Gospel.

2 Corinthians 4 12-18: This verse contrasts our earthly life with the eternal life Christians will enjoy with Jesus Christ.

Jeremiah 2 13: In this verse, displeasure is expressed by the Lord at His people forsaking the true and living God.

Matthew 5 16: This verse is speaking of the light of Christ, not creativity.

John 4 18: This verse is referring to the love we are to have for God and the love we are to have for each other as new creatures in Christ.

You cannot properly train children up in the way they should go without Jesus Christ..

MINI DX LOG 11/4

102.5 WTSS Buffalo with commercial for an Election Day sale. (People will cash in on anything.)

103.3 WEDG Buffalo with "Hard Drive" with Lou Brutus, followed by alternative rock hits.

104.5 CHUM-fm Toronto with commercials.

Would have dxed the whole FM band but wanted to listen to "The Strombo Show."

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

WBCQ faded out around quarter to nine Friday night.

Heard a great syndicated show, "Hard Drive" hosted by Lou Brutus on WEDG Buffalo last night. Lots of kickin metal!

Saturday's episode of "This Is That" was good, especially the "preview" at the end.

CBC Radio Two actually came in well last night for the first time in a few weeks.

Friday, November 2, 2012

WHOLE CHILD/WHOLE PARENT-UNITY

Matthew 7 24-25: This passage teaches we must build our lives on the solid rock, Jesus Christ.

The Bible clearly says God is above all. He is the Creator, we are the creation. We are not one with Him as God.

Isaiah 51 1: This verse says we should look to Jesus Christ for our health, safety and welfare.

Romans 12 15: This verse refers to Christians, not everyone in general. Also, being one in Christ doesn’t mean we are Christ.

Phillipians 2 5: Paul is referring to Christ’s way of looking at things as revealed exclusively in the Bible.

Matthew 22 37-38: Again, the Lord God is one, meaning one entity. He is not “one with everything” as Eastern philosophy teaches. Also, we are to love our neighbour as ourselves, but we are not one with our neighbour in that Eastern philosophical sense.

Luke 2 49: This verse has to do with Jesus doing the work God the Father sent Him for and proves Jesus was God. It has nothing to do with parenting!

Isaiah 30 21: This passage speaks about the Israelites turning from their sins to follow Jesus. This has nothing to do with cosmic unity!

Matthew 5 16: This verse points to the fact that the God of the Bible is the Father and our good works are for Him, not ourselves as God.

James 1 16-17: These verses tell us that every good thing comes from the God of the Bible.

John 16 33: This verse says Jesus Christ has overcome the world, not humanity through it’s love-intelligence.

Instead of saying, “What a lucky girl you are” I would say, “God has been good to you” or "God has blessed you."

John 3 8; 2 Corinthians 4 18: These verses have to do with faith.

There are times when you have to say to your child, “No, you don’t do this.” The Bible contains many commandments that start with “thou shalt not.”

Also, at times, it is necessary to physically discipline your child. The Bible says that a parent who never physically disciplines their child doesn’t love their child, although, as far as the greater meaning of this and similar verses, the Bible is referring to a shepherd's rod, with which the shepherd guides the sheep. It is a challenge to think of training up our children in a holistic way when it comes to discipline, guiding them and shepherding them, which does of course contain physical discipline within the context of a parents' loving relationship with their child.

Romans 12 5: This verse has to do with the structure of the church.

Prayer is supernatural communication.

You cannot properly train up children in the way they should go without Jesus Christ.

A MESSAGE REGARDING ASHLEY SMITH

In the first place, why did Ashley Smith end up in juvinile detention simply for throwing crab apples at a mailman? I realize it can be considered assault but if it was her first offense then surely she should have been let off with a warning for something like that.

My heart goes out to her after seeing and hearing about the brutal treatment she received for all those years.

I think someone in the system had it in for her, by which I mean they wanted to make some sort of an example out of her. You can be pretty much sure a tare was behind it all.

Well, Mr. Snake, and the jail guards who treated her so unnecissarily brutally, God sees all and knows all. You won't be able to escape the sentence of Hell or bargain with God on Judgment Day so you won't have to go there. You will surely pay eternally for what you've done.

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

That "Fifteen Seconds in Time" feature seems pretty good.

Picked up 1010 WINS last night.

Last week's episode of "This Is That" was good but they relied a bit on some of their old jokes.

Cudos to the people in Hay River who took over the CBC transmitters.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

KENNETH HAGIN 1982

Takes the verse in Acts 12 out of context. Peter brought the Gospel by which Cornelius and his household were saved.

Canan can be a type for healing but I think it is more accurate to call it a type of victory and growth in our spiritual lives.

THE ALDRIDGE FAMILY

I'm not sure how I feel about the old-time radio show "The Aldridge Family."

Of the few episodes I have heard, it seems like the show mostly consisted of something being mistaken for something else and Henry having to replace or get back that something. The first episode of "The Aldridge Family" I ever heard though was pretty creative. Henry's parents were going out for the evening and left Henry with three dollars to get a meal at a restaurant. (You gotta love 1948 prices.) Instead, Henry and his best friend Homer decide to make there own meal. They get out one of Henry's mom's recipe books and decide to make this fancy French dish. As I recall, they came up with an interesting way of brazing (which they thought was beating up) the meat, and had the rice boil over which they collected in a whole bunch of small pots.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

The advertisers sure responded to Hurricane Sandy in a hurry.

Listened to more storm coverage on WABC last night.

Heard a weird earthquake drill, called The Big Shake or something, on WGN last night.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Sunday night, I picked up Radio Havana Cuba.

Also Sunday night, the weather band on my shortwave was somewhat working.

Listened to some of the coverage of Hurricane Sandy last night and tonight. Last night I listened on WABC and tonight I listened to both WABC and WJR.

Also tonight I picked up WOWO Fort Wayne, WOOD Grand Rapids and 1250 The River.

KENNETH HAGIN SERMON

The verse in 1 Corinthians 13 that contains the phrase "if I speak in the tongues of men and angels" isn't saying that we can speak in a Heavenly language. What Paul is saying is if he could talk in a language that only angels spoke and understood but didn't have love for his fellow man, it would be in vain.

Where in the Bible does anyone "sing in the Spirit?" Ditto "groaning in the Spirit?"

Where in the Bible is smoke a sign of the presence of God?

Satan is the God of this world system. However, Jesus Christ bought back the world, as in the planet on the cross with His blood.

We pray for things because God wants our participation. He does things, but our duty in this matter is to ask Him first. The Bible does also say God can do nothing on His own initiative, either can't or doesn't, I forget what the verse actually says.

The Lord knows the things we need before we ask so we shouldn't pray for the necesities of life. The phrase in the Lord's prayer "give us this day our daily bread" means "give us our Spiritual bread, knowledge and wisdom and understanding from God."

Hagan twists the verse about "in the mouth of two or three witnesses let all things be established" to mean that if you can twist two or three scriptures or one scripture and a so-called word from the Lord then that proves what you're saying.

Where in the Bible does it say you'll know when your done praying when you have a "note of victory?"

Acts 2 38 means that when you repent and are baptised you'll have the Holy Spirit. It is not referring to a "baptism of the Holy Spirit" where one of the initial signs is speaking in tongues.

If these tongues that these Pentacostals speak in are "God's language", then wouldn't they have common words? Someone should study a whole bunch of these different tongues. I'd suspect they wouldn't find a common word in even two of them. If tongues in Heavenly language are talking to God, shouldn't they all have a common word meaning "the Most High God" like the tetrogrammaton?

I suspect some if not many of the stories Hagan told were apocryphal.

INTERNET STUFF

A few cool sites to tell you about today.

First, Drummer World, a community of drummers where you can see tutorials, discuss drumming techniques and listen to drum solos.

Next, Bangla Music. At first the broken English makes it look like a spam site, but I can assure you it's legit. Listen to a huge selection of music from Bangladesh. The A category has over three gigs of stuff in it alone.

Next, Digital Podcast. Same thing with the site above as far as the broken English making it appear fishy at first, but a really good site. A directory with over 2000 pages of podcasts. That's right, not over 2000 podcasts listed, but over 2000 pages of listings.

Monday, October 29, 2012

LEE STROBLE CONTINUES TO BE A DISAPPOINTMENT

In a chapter in "The Case for the Real Jesus", Stroble interviews a professor about whether Christianity came from Mythrism. The issue of Mythrus and Jesus both being born on December 25 comes up. The professor says Jesus was possibly born on January 6. Of course the professor can't say Jesus was born in the fall because this might lead Christians into finding out about the pagan origins of Christmas.

In the next chapter, Stroble interviews a Jew who supposedly converted to Christianity. (Whether he actually is saved only God knows.) The Jewish scholar uses the unholy name for Jesus when that's not actually how the ancient Hebrews would have pronounced it.

KENNETH HAGIN BROKEN ARROW OKLAHOMA MEETING

Demented laughter that started off slightly evil and became increasingly evil. Most of the service consisted of this as well as Hagan breathing the Holy Spirit (actually demons?) on people.

Hagan spoke in tongues. I wonder what Satanic messages his gibberish contained.

Where in the Bible is falling down ever considered a sign of the presence of the Holy Spirit?

The Bible says, "be not drunk with wine but be filled with the Holy Spirit." It never says be drunk (out of your head) with the Holy Spirit.

Could the freedom Hagan talks about really be "free Edom?"

The Bible speaks of being free, but it is freedom in the context of liberty, the freedom to do whatever doesn't violate the law of God.

"If you need Jesus, say "Brother Keith, will you pray for me?"

Shouldn't they be praying themselves?

Sunday, October 28, 2012

SEVEN REASONS WHY THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IS BAD

1. It's designed to make everything boring and make children not want to learn.

2. It's one size fits all learning when, in fact, everyone learns differently. When the public school system's theory proves not to be true, the child who learns differently is labelled as stupid or disabled.

3. Your kids have to be in with the riff raff. Let's face it. It's government-run, so it's open to everyone, including the children of parents who send their kids to school half-dressed, without manners and without proper teaching on how to behave.

4. It creates the idea of the school as a hangout. All these children are sent to school and become accustomed to the school as a focal point for getting to know people. Many people go through school, get out into the real world and have no way of making friends because there isn't an environment with people there own age sharing a common experience anymore. Many of these people also have trouble making friends with people of different ages because they've been used to people in the same age group for years and years.

5. It creates an environment where children are taught by other children they always have to have the latest thing and be "cool" according to the other children's definition of cool.

6. The emphasis is on things happening at scheduled times rather than things getting done. In the real world, the focus of work most often is to get something done by a certain date. In the workplace, if you can't get something done by the end of the day, you stay and work overtime.

7. Conversely, if you do manage to get your work done within the period, you can't move onto the next thing planned for the day because you have to wait for the other students and the end of the class.