Saturday, June 30, 2012

REPLY AWL

In last week's edition of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind, Karen Crowter wrote an article about storms. I personally think thunderstorms are really cool. It's fun to see the lightning and here the thunder, especially when a thunderbanger hits right over your head (as long as the power doesn't go out.) One of God's truly beautiful spectacles.

In the same magazine Bob Branco's op-ed piece is about blind people not being able to do certain things they should know how to do and people thinking their lack of skill in this area is because they are blind. In a way, this is often the case. Many times blind people don't get adequate training in life skills and fall through the cracks.

The April 9-16 issue of Maclean's has an article about gas sniffing on a northern Ontario reserve, rare in scope and depth for magazine articles these days. The piece really shows that social programs don't work.

Friday, June 29, 2012

HOW I KEEP THE SABBATH

I have a holy convocation, usually consisting of listening to "Coffee With The Radio Ranch Ranglers" on SFAWBN in the morning or listening to recordings of sermons I have. I try to attend Christian events taking place on Saturdays so I can keep the sabbath with fellow Christians.

I try not to do anything having to do with money. I don't roll change, try not to take money for sales, and try not to buy or sell anything on Saturdays. This includes patronizing any businesses, although if I'm at a Christian event and a fellow Christian who isn't a sabbatarian pays for something I will let them.

I just generally try to rest. I look upon this day as a day where I don't have to do anything I don't want to do.

I try not to think about my jobs.

I find if I do work for pay on sabbath I don't feel rested the upcoming week, but if I attend a Christian event, even if it takes up the entire day, I still feel rested.

A VERY HEALTHY MAN

Warning: The following is juvinile. I first came up with the genus of it when I was thirteen.

One day, a man heard a knock at his door.

"Good day, sir," the official-looking man on the other side of the door said, "I'm from Lord Soetoro's healthcare czar. I'd like to ask you a few questions about your health."

"Sure," the man responded, "come on in."

The man seated the government official in his favourite chair and took a seat on the worn couch.

"Now," the official said, "according to Canada's Food Guide, which we are using for our guidelines as well, you need five to thirteen servings of grain products a day. How many servings of grain products do you currently consume?"

"Well," the man said thoughtfully, "I drink a twelve pack of Molson Bohemian a day and a whole bunch more if I've managed to sneak into a tour of a microbrewery."

"Good for you. Now, according to this same food guide, you need six to thirteen servings of fruit a day."

"How much would a serving be?" the man interrupted.

"Oh, not very much, I should think," the official replied.

"Like a glass?"

"What?"

"Well, I think I drink about thirteen glasses of wine a day, around three bottles," the man said, "but if you think I'm going to drink thirteen bottles of wine a day you're out of your bucking mind."

"I should say you get the recommended amount, sir. Now, how many servings of milk products do you have a day. You need three to six, you know."

"Oh, I eat six bars of cheese a day," the man replied.

"I think that's a serving. I wish I hadn't kept dozing off in the briefing sessions. Stupid bucker only wants to talk about his bucking basketball scores. ... Oh, where was I? Yes, how much meat do you consume a day. You need two to four servings of that."

"Oh, I eat four packages of bacon," was the man's proud response to this last question, "even cook it sometimes."

"Well," the official said, a huge smile coming over his face, "I would say you are very healthy. First one today."

"Wanna do Jell-o shots to celebrate?" the man asked.

"Sure," the official replied.


INTERNET STUFF

Found a cool website, stupidvideos.com. http://www.stupidvideos.com/

Looked at the CNIB Library's site just now. I like how they've added the feature where you can search for titles added in the last month to three months, but still, can't they just have one entry for each book listing all the formats in which that title is available.

Checked out Britcaster.http://www.britcaster.co.uk/ Going to see if I can make it work for me.

MUST SEE

Hi all,

Last Thursday (June 21st) I watched this program – Silence at the Heart of Things – on TV Ontario. It is about the music, life and death of Oliver Schroer.

I had the privilege of meeting Oliver a couple of times and loved his music. This program blew me away; I recommend it very highly to all of you. I was speaking of it today to one of my clients in Toronto and checking it out on-line, discovered to my delight, that it is available to see on-line at the following link:

http://ww3.tvo.org/video/162720/silence-heart-things

It is 1 hour and 12 minutes long. Well worth the time.

Any of you who have heard Oliver will know what I’m talking about. Ann Lindsay and others of his students have played in Madoc at the Amazing Coffee.

Don’t miss this. It is delightful.

James


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

NELSON'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO RELIGIONS-ROMAN CATHOLICISM

The Catholic Church is the whore of Revelation.

I don’t know why Beverly says we have to give any credence to Augustine, Aquinas or “St.” Francis. If I happen to agree with something they said, it is because that thing lines up with the Bible, not because they said it. Anything is going to contain a certain amount of truth. Rat poison is 98 percent cornmeal; it’s the other two percent you have to watch out for.

The trinity is not three individual separated persons. Instead, think of it more in terms of a body, an organ and a tissue. I explained this in more detail in a previous post.

Catholics do not believe in the Bible alone. Rather, they believe that church tradition and the declarations of the Pope are equal to the word of God.

Catholics believe Mary is the mediator who makes intercession on our behalf. I heard a Catholic woman attest to this in a testimony.

No person, not least the Pope, can be infallible when they teach.

As far as the separated brethren teaching is concerned, “he who the Son sets free is free indeed.”

Salvation in the Catholic Church is completely of works. You have to go to Confession every Saturday morning, you have to say mass and the rosary, you have to say special prayers at other times, etc.

If the bread and wine were transubstantiated, that would mean Jesus Christ would be continually sacrificing himself. Yet, the Bible says he sacrificed himself “once for all.”

Mary was not a perpetual virgin. Jesus had four brothers and probably sisters as well.

Michelangelo was painting the Cisteen Chapel one day when a woman came in, knelt down and started praying to Mary. The great painter, in the mood to pull a bit of a prank, said from his perch on the ladder, “What do you want, my child?” The woman kept praying to Mary. Again Michelangelo shouted, “What do you want my child?” There was still no response, so Michelangelo repeated this a third time. Finally the woman looked up and said, “Hush up, child; I’m talkin to your mama.”

If Mary was immaculately conceived, then that would make Christ not fully human, which the Bible says he was. This, in effect means Catholics are bringing another Jesus. The Bible warns in 2 John that we should not accept (the teachings) of anyone who comes bringing another Jesus.

If Jesus paid for our sins, why would we need to go to Purgatory?

Darn right the Pope is not sinless. The current pope and the previous one have probably abused thousands of little boys each. Throughout history, all those buckers have done is kill people.

In recent weeks there has been news about in-fighting among cardinals. How can this be the true church?

The Catholic Church always let people of other religions compromise, allowing them to keep their customs while at the same time adopting the Catholic faith.

Catholics teach Jesus gave Peter the keys to the kingdom. This is where we get the notion that St. Peter meets us at the gates of Heaven. I wonder if it’s like on the “Jeopardy” Tournament of Champions or something where they give the winner the keys to their new car at the end of the show.

The Catholic Church teaches Scripture should be open to everyone! That’s not what they taught in the middle Ages. Even into the early twentieth century, the Popes were very opposed to the Bible societies.

The Catholic Church perpetuates much myth, including the one that a girl is or is not a virgin based on whether her hymen has been broken.

Of course Beverly can’t accept “conspiracy theories” about what goes on at the Vatican, things the Jesuits have done and Alberto Rivera’s claims because that would destroy the warm and fuzzy ecumenical image he and other mainstream Christian authors and publishers are trying to promote.

Why should we unite with Catholics based on things we disagree with? These people are a heretical cult which teaches another Jesus, really a pagan religions ranked with all the others.

As far as social issues are concerned:

- Contraception: I guess you don’t need to use contraceptives on little boys. This anti-birth control doctrine was put in place so Catholics would have too many children and be poor.

- The sin of premarital sex: Catholic girls are easy. In the confessionals, priests have been known to ask even pre-pubescent girls about graphic sexual matters. Priests have been known to pimp out nuns.

Homosexuality and same sex marriage: They have the nerve to complain about that after what their priests have been up to?

Abortion: The Catholic Church would rather wait till the babies come out of the womb to kill them just as they’ve killed millions of “heretics” and their own people already.

Catholics do leave Christ on the cross. There is very little emphasis on the resurrection. Through the crucifix and Communion, they want to put our Lord on the cross millions of times over.

Catholicism is the revival, or rather the continuation of ancient Babylonian paganism. Compare symbols and traditions. Read “The Two Babylon’s” for further information on this topic.

Beverly’s agenda with regards to writing this book is so evident in this chapter. Maybe, and this is just my speculation, is working in conjunction of Jesuits in publishing this tome.

The Catholic Church has always viewed women more or less as domestic servants.

Why should we have any reverence for Mary other than in that she was pure in heart and thus chosen to bear Jesus? She was a sinner who needed saving like everyone else. We don’t know if she ultimately came to faith in Christ. Also, it was Jesus who remained faithful to His mother at the hour of his death, charging John with her care.

Remember, Beverly, according to the American Tobacco Association cigarettes don’t cause cancer.

“When she is the lesser power, she is as gentle as a lamb. When she is of equal power, she is clever as a fox. When she is the greater power, she is as fierce as a lion.”

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

NEW EP COMING SOON FROM ECHOREV--THE MERMAID & THE ASTRONAUT

ECHOREV is an international duo that blends two unique voices into one. Johnny Nicholson and Jörn Bielfeldt craft a new breed of indie rock: electrified folk songs propelled by organic hip/hop and electronic beats with "anthem quality and many a sing-a-long moment" (The Owl Magazine). Having performed over 40 shows across Europe and the U.S. this past Fall in support of their debut album, Find North(September 2011, Monkey Rock Records), and with the release of their new EP - The Mermaid & The Astronaut (June 2012, Monkey Rock Records), ECHOREV takes you on a journey from the light into the darkness and back again. (full bio)

The Mermaid & The Astronaut - EP is an introduction to a modern fairy tale, a prelude to a seemingly impossible love story. From the dark side of a distant moon, to the deepest canyon in the ocean floor, The Mermaid and The Astronaut travel alone. This collection of songs chronicles the beginning of a relationship between those two lovers, but it also tells a more universal story of two people, two animals, two stars, two atoms, two worlds, or any two entities that either co-exist or collide...

After their Find North Tour 2011, ECHOREV took a little over a month to sit still before packing the van and heading to Baja, Mexico where they set up shop during March and April 2012 in Todos Santos. With NY based producer and engineer, Jeff Fettig, they tracked the new EP and rehearsed for another tour June-October 2012 across the US and EU. After playing a string of dates between L.A and the Bay Area, Johnny and Jörn are now part way through the first leg of their German tour this June and July 2012. (read more ECHOREV adventures in their journal...)




Review of the ep coming soon.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

REPLY AWL

In The April issue of Readers Digest, a writer laments the only disturbing event recorded in his memoir is that his parents had his dog put down and then said the dog went to live on a farm. Not every memoir has to be miserable, but "misery memoirs" do an important job of showcasing certain segments of society.

There is an item in the March 26 issue of Maclean's about how Tory Stafford's mother got criticized for letting the little girl take the five minute walk to school on her own. It was only a five minute walk. We are way too safety conscious in this society.

The April 2 issue of Maclean's has an article about girls going on YouTube and replying to videos while wearing revealing clothing. This is unfortunately due to the fact these girls have realized baring your body is how you get ahead in our world today.

Friday, June 15, 2012

ROBERT CHAPMAN DEAD AT 76

Picked up CHEZ 106 last night.

Heard some hams talking tonight. One was named Russ and I think one was named Jim. Believe Jim's callsign was WA3MNI.

Robert Chapman, publisher of The International Forecaster and frequent contributor to patriot radio programs died recently. I didn't really listen to him because when I first started listening to him he got something majorly wrong, namely Benazir Bhutto becoming leader of Pakistan again, but his death will definitely leave a whole in the alternative media community.

Monday, June 11, 2012

REVELATION SPEAKS PEACE-PART FOUR-SESSION TWO

THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE AND THE SEVEN SEALS




The first horseman represents the coming of the beast.



The second horseman represents war and the general increase in violence which will take place during the tribulation period. Yes, believe it or not, the earth will get even more violent than it is now.



The third horseman represents the famine which will take place during the tribulation period. This horseman contains one of the keys to why these four horsemen don’t represent periods in church history. How does Firerobin explain the verse about “a measure of wheat for a penny?”



At the time Revelation was written, a penny, or the Greek equivalent in their currency (an example of dynamic translation), was a whole day’s wages. It will be like Germany before World War II, where people would push wheelbarrows full of money down to the market to buy a loaf of bread.



The fourth horseman represents the increase in disease which will take place during the tribulation period. Again, how does Pastor Firerobin explain the verse about “to kill with sword hunger death and with the beasts of the field?” The Catholic church mainly burned people at the stake. It doesn’t say anything about fire.



“Sword” refers to war. We have created diseases for ourselves through war: everything from shell shock to Korean hemoragic fever to Gulf War syndrome to the depleted uranium poisoning the troops are coming back from Iraq with that the mainstream media hardly ever talks about.



Hunger points to all the diseases malnutrition creates.



Death could refer to diseases that come from rotting corpses left lying around.



“The beasts of the field” refers to all the diseases that come from animals, from mad cow disease to Hunta virus to lime disease to West Nile virus to bird flu to swine flu (not saying some of these diseases aren’t going to be helped along by certain people whom I talk a lot about on this blog.)



The fifth seal points to the persecution of Christians which will happen as a result of their refusal to take the mark.



The sixth seal represents events which haven’t happened yet. This passage can’t be referring to the Lisbon earthquake, Dark Day and meteor shower because if those events were really significant than every school child would know about them, I daresay even those being “educated” in the Ontario public school system.



You can’t put a gap between the events of verses 13 and 14.



The mountains and islands being moved out of place is similar to what happens when the seventh vial is poured out. These twenty-one judgments are stacked. That is, it isn’t seven seals followed by seven trumpets followed by seven vials. Rather it is the first seal followed by the first trumpet followed by the first vial, the second seal followed by the second trumpet followed by the second vial, etc.



The events of the seventh seal are also similar to events of the seventh vial.

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Noticed I Sing is back on WBCQ 7490.

Last night picked up the country station from Buffalo on 106.7 and Easy Rock Niagara on the FM band of my shortwave.

Heard Portuguese on my shortwave Saturday afternoon.

Last night my computer speakers were picking up China Radio International.

Friday, June 8, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Heard WTWW's third transmitter Sunday night.

Steve Laveilli has retired. I will miss him. I enjoyed listening to Steve while I fell asleep over the past year.

Heard Brother Stair live Tuesday night sounding pretty tired.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

REVELATION SPEAKS PEACE-PART FOUR-SESSION ONE-WHEN YOUR NAME COMES UP IN JUDGMENT

The Bible is quite clear the judgment takes place when Christ returns. Jude says, "behold the Lord cometh with ten thousands of His saints to execute judgment."

The Bible says that the blood of Jesus washes away all our sins. Thus, when God looks into the books of remembrance of all the righteous under Sins, he will say, "There's nothing here."

The judgment where the books are opened occurs after the millenial reign. We know this based on where it occurs in the Book of Revelation.

In 1 Peter 3 14 where it says that angels desire to look into these things, that doesn't mean the angels spend time going through all the books. It means that angels don't have a plan of salvation and they are curious about it. This is a twisting of the Scriptures on Sean Boonstre's part.

In Daniel 7 where it says "thousands ministered unto Him", that also doesn't mean the angels were looking through the books. It is meant to emphasize how great God is, a king with thousands of servants.

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Nancy Slater is headed for Grand Prairie.

So Todd Pervus from CHEX is doing news on UCB Canada now?

The weather band on my shortwave was very faint yesterday.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Just wondering if anyone knows if Pastor Bob Hallstrom is still alive.

I find those commercials for Irwin Pollack on WBZ particularly odious. Connecting families spending more time together in the summer with divorce! That's low.

Heard a test of the Emergency Alert System on WBZ last night. I swear the national announcer for the thing said it was "a monthly quarterly test." Then the WBZ announcer said it was a weekly test.

DO ELEPHANTS REMEMBER?

In 1972, Joe Miller was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Tulsa Junior College.




On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Joe approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephants foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Joe worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.



The elephant turned to Joe, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Joe stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled.

Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Joe never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.



Thirty years later, Joe was walking through the Tulsa Zoo with his family. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Joe and his family were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Joe, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times, then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.



Remembering the encounter in 1972, Joe could not help wondering if this was the same elephant... Joe summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing, and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Joe's legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.



Probably wasn't the same elephant.



This is for everyone who sends those heart-warming bullshit stories.

Monday, June 4, 2012

REPLY AWL

The March 19 issue of Maclean's has an article about how confusing parents are finding elementary school math ciriculums (ciricula?), with their myriad of alternatives for solving equations. Yeah, it's looking like home schooling.

In the same issue, their is an article about mobile phones being permitted during live theatre performances for the purpose of generating buzz about the show through social media. Is there nowhere anymore where people can get away from this kind of thing?

This week's edition of the online Matilda Ziegler Magazine for the Blind has an article about a woman whose state-appointed homemaker was stealing things from her house. Under the law of God, the homemaker should give back the things, or make restitution in varying amounts depending on what she did with the stuff. If she did not want to do this, the homemaker could serve the woman until the next sabbath year (2015.) If the homemaker did not want to do this, she could be executed.

This week's Barnes & Noble newsletter announces the relaunch of Oprah's book club. Thanks for the bad news.

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Didn't hear a 1:00 newscast on CJBQ this afternoon.

Heard a sketch by a couple Ron and Fez immitators on the Jim Wright show this afternoon. Not really appropriate for the kind of music they play or the demographic they're trying to go after.

Along with many others, I am wondering about the latest regarding Brother Stair.

REVELATION SPEAKS PEACE-PART THREE

THE BEAST OF REVELATION, THE GREAT RED DRAGON AND 666



The first beast is indeed the Catholic church, represented by a man, the pope, of course. However, the current pope will not be the antichrist since he is too old. The pope who will be the antichrist will need to be someone with an air of celebrity, someone much younger than the vatican’s current crop of cardinals and bishops. He will embrace all religions, claiming to be an adherent of all of them.



This beast will indeed rise out of the sea, that is, from among the peoples of the world as the Catholic church does.



The seven heads represent the seven great world empires: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, and the new world order. This is because the Catholic church contains elements of the religions and beliefs of all these kingdoms.



The ten horns represent the ten world regions the pope is going to divide the world into. They will be as follows:



North American Union;

Central-South American union;

Caribbean Union;

European Union (in some form or another, not in it’s current form since the book of Daniel says “they will not cleave one to another”)

Russian-Middle Eastern union

Asian union

African union

Australia and New Zealand as one

Union of island nations

Antarctica



As far as the prophecy in Daniel about tearing up three of the horns, the European will merge with the North American union, as will the Central-South American and Caribbean unions.



The beast does indeed get his power from Satan.



The deadly wound represents the Protestant reformation. Once that happened, that should have been the end of the Catholic church. The deadly wound is not the capture of the pope in 1798. Evidence can be found in verse 14 says the wound was by a sword.



The forty-two months is a literal three and a half years.



The second beast represents the United Nations or some organization which will succeed it.



“and he had power to give life unto the image of the beast.”



One of the keys to interpreting the book of Revelation is you have to consider how things would have looked to John, a man living back in AD 96. “He had power to make an image come to life” is probably John’s way of explaining television or video on the internet.



The mark of the beast is a chip in the right hand or forehead. Again, remember what I said above. “They got this mark in their hand with a needle and they had to use the mark to buy and sell things.” This is John’s attempt to describe an implantable microchip.



Using the name or the number of the name might represent some system of id card that will be in place before the biometric chip comes into play.



666 does represent the Latin title “Vicar Of Christ” as well as half a dozen other titles for the pope, but it is also worth noting there are three sixes in UPC codes. This much talked about number is also the number of a man in that it represents mankind finally having his depraved will reigning on Earth without God’s restraint.


RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Picked up 1070 WKNK Saturday night with weather forecast.

Picked up BBC on shortwave last night with newscast and "One Planet."

WBCQ was booming in after midnight.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

DX LOG 05/26

94.1 WYYY with announcer Shannon and all eighties weekend.

95.1 WBRU with classic rock.

99.5 WDCX with "Lifeline", announcer introducing a lecture by historian Jerry Stewart.

REPLY AWL

The March 5 issue of Maclean's has an article about a woman who has written a book on achieving proper balance when both partners in a marriage work. She says wives who don't work at all are twice as likely to get divorced. Sounds like a bunch of propaganda to me. All has to do with people having love for only themselves.

In the same issue there is an article about how couples are being more open about miscarriages. To a certain extent, a greater willingness of people to talk about miscarriages and stillbirths is healthy, but some women are taking it too far. For example, one woman mentioned in the article is still in deep mourning three years after loosing her child. That is not healthy.

In the March 12 issue of Maclean's Brian D. Johnson mentions how there really aren't actors coming up who are action heroes. This is because there are far fewer manly men than there used to be.

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Texe Marrs is now on WINB.

Good to here Lawrence Stevenson, host of "The Search" on 91x, featured in a piece on "Living Out Loud" on CBC yesterday afternoon.

Picked up radio Australia this morning shortly after 9:00 eastern with country music show.