Monday, June 29, 2015

DX LOG 6/29

88.3 unid. Christian station with Christian contemporary music.

88.5 WRUR Rochester with cool-sounding indie rock show.

91.9 CKLY-FM Lindsey with anncr Ray Hebert and songs from Edgar Winter and Trooper.

95.1 ESPN Rochester with baseball.

101.3 WRMM-FM Rochester with commercials and John Tesh Show.

104.5 CHUM-FM Toronto with hot adult contemporary music.

SPORADIC E FM DX LOG 6/29

89.1 WUFT-FM Gainsville with news and promo.

89.1 talk station colliding with above discussing HIV.

ESPN 99.3 Fort Myers with sports talk show and commercials including for Fort Myers Freedom Fest.

99.5 WQIK Tampa with country song, ID into top five new country songs at n9:00 feature.

100.3 unid. station with Hispanic music and anncer talking in Spanish.

100.5 Y100 with Magic Potion song; part of "Download or Delete" feature.

101.1 WAVV Naples with Frank Sinatra song, instrumental tune and ID.

102.5 unid. talk station with two male hosts discussing homosexuality; a male caller followed by a female caller.

104.5 unid. with Clark Howard.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

According to the latest numbers, things are looking bad for Canadian radio.

Get well soon, Nick Digilio.

Heard Big Dave on The Mighty KBC tonight. I like him, but am curious about what happened to Uncle Eric.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

SPORADIC E FM DX LOG 6/23

Mix 98.7 Jackson MS with promo.

WYMX Max 99.1 Greenwood MS with mention of Earl Pits on the morning show.

99.3 unid. country station.

Monday, June 22, 2015

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Picked up 989 The Buzz Thursday night.

Sure some interesting music on CHHA last night.

Picked up WDCX this morning with David Jeremiah.

DX LOG 6/20

88.5 WRUR Rochester with The Byrds, Suzanne Vega and others, an interesting music mix as always and anncr talking about community events.

92.5 WBEE Rochester with country music.

94.3 WNED-FM Buffalo with classical music and anncr.

94.5 Oshawa with music.

95.3 Fresh Radio Hamilton with music and ID.

98.5 WKSE Buffalo with music, anncr, remote from car dealership, and commercials, including one for rooftop party.

99.5 WDCX Buffalo with interview show during 9:00 hour, later "Today's Living Hope", another interview show, this one hosted by a woman where previously mentioned interview show was hosted by man.

102.9 CKLH Hamilton with music, anncr Michelle Cruz and remote.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

After reading "Harvest the Wind" by Philip Warburg, my biggest question was: With all the government and environmental regulations, as well as the compensation paid to the landowners and the splitting of the revenue with same, how are these wind energy providers going to make any money? Yet, they seem to be starting to.

A better solution would seem to be for individual homeowners to have their own wind turbines, solar panels or other means of providing alternative energy installed, getting off the grid and not being concerned about selling electricity to the power companies.

Of course additionally, these things need early adopters to give the manufactures reason to make more efficient versions of these types of things.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

DX LOG 6/16

91.5 upstate New York classical music station with female anncr talking about community event and music.

92.5 WBEE Rochester with female anncr.

94.5 WXXI Rochester with classical music.

Radio 95.1 Rochester with Brother Wheeze.

96.5 WCMF Rochester with anncr and Rolling Stones song.

97.9 WPXY Rochester with top 40 songs and ID.

98.5 WKSE Buffalo with "On-air with Ryan Seacrest."

989 WBZA? Rochester with anncr and music.

101.1 CKBY Ottawa with commercials including one for seed show.

101.3 WRMM Rochester with commercials including a few for medical practitioners of various types.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

So sorry to hear about Micahel Colins-Pyper.

Picked up WJML Petawski the other night.

Glen Hauser has a cold again.

DOG OF FLANDERS


On the whole, this was a good, heartwarming movie that told a touching story.

A few quibbles:

- David Ladd didn't do a Belgian accent. Also, I think this movie was partially shot before and partially after he started to go through puberty;

- the landlord's character isn't really well defined. Sometimes he seems genuinely compassionate, sometimes it seems like feigned compassion and other times he seems mean and greedy.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

THE GREAT BIG BOOK OF HORRIBLE THINGS


By Matthew White. New York: W. W. Norton, 2012.

 

As far as Herod’s massacre of the innocent not being recorded by extra-Biblical sources, Herod is hardly likely to either have written down that he tried to kill the promised Messiah only to have Him escape and thousands of innocent babies be slaughtered in the process. If it were written down, Herod would have probably have had it expunged.

 

I object to the author’s use of the common terms CE and BCE, meaning Before Common Era and Common Era. This is a blatant attempt by those who use these acronyms to deny that God is the author of history. Jesus Christ’s coming was the central point on which this history revolves. Even looking at things from a more secular point of view, the world is the way it is today because of the influence of Christianity.

 

 

Gladdiatorial Games: It is not surprising at all the hammer ritual should be employed in connection with the Pope since the Catholic church takes all it’s traditions from paganism.

 

Justinean: As far as comparing Gibbins’ time to this time period, people have been treated less harshly under Christianity than atheist so-called historians would like to think they have.

 

The Crusades: The purpose of the Crusades was to protect the relic-selling scam perpetraited by the Catholic church and to protect the Venitian Black Nobility, which of course leads into…

 

Religious Killings: Although religion has been the banner under which the masses have been compelled to fight, this still doesn’t mean the actual cause of these wars was religion. Greedy megalomaniacs will find any excuse to kill their rivals and seeze their property but the average person needs a compelling reason, such as his beliefs being threatened, in order to be tricked into being a pawn who will fight the pawn’s of the greedy megalomaniac on the other side who are completely similar to said pawn in everything but religious belief.

 

Also, has the author ever considered how profitable war is? Who do you think profits from and finances most wars anyway?

 

Archaeological evidence shows Ai was destroyed twice.

 

If God, the God of the Bible, is the author of history, which He is, and if He is the omnipotent, omniscient Creator of the universe, which He is, then thus it is He who decides every detail of the universe’s function and operation, including how long any of the individual inhabitants or people groups on this little blue planet far out in His universe have to live. Ultimately, the Cananites’ time to turn to God in repentance had drawn to a close. Whether you like it or not, with God as Creator and sole ruler of the universe, that’s just the way it is.

 

God is merciful. Rahab turned to the Lord and she and her family were saved. Thus, we can infer that any other of the individual Cananites could have done likewise.

 

The Cananites were a horrible people. I notice there has been nothing said about the many horrible things those people did. Life isn’t as straightforward as a lot of atheists (and Christians) alike would like to believe. By commanding the Israelites to wipe out all the Cananites, it must be acknowledged, however begrudgingly by those whose rebellious spirit will not allow them to properly process such things, that the Lord saved many children from human sacrifice, unspeakable sexual acts and other terrible things. Though murder should never be used as a means of salvation, people need to be made aware that children are under the age of accountability and thus all those murdered Cananite children would (most likely) be in Heaven. If for whatever reason they weren’t, it’s God who runs the universe and God who gives the orders.

 

The author, rather than those who believe the Bible, has some explaining to do. There is intelligent apologetic explanation of such things as the killing of the Cananites written in many books (whith indeed entire books probably being written on the aforementioned subject) as well as many online resources. Similarly, there are many good offline and online resources regarding Biblical archaeology so it is curious why the author never consulted any of those in the preparation of this book.

 

Spiritual forces are also behind human activity which also aids in explaining these issues.

 

Hinduism definitely has it’s violent streak today so I don’t know how one is to realistically believe Hindus were less violent in the past than followers of the monotheistic religions. This is most likely only possible due to the factor of their being fewer of them.

 

Keep in mind as well that, except for trade along the Silk Road, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism never really interacted with each other, at least not in the same way and to the same extent Christianity, Islam and Judaism did.

 

Lack of Shinto religious conflicts can be explained by the fact Japan was insulated from the rest of the world for much of history, and, for most of the time it wasn’t keeping to itself, traded with other nations in limited capacity and did not have much if any other interaction.

 

Anamist religions not launching religious wars can be explained by the fact that life and geographic features of the Americas, much of Africa, and Australia were not conducive for people coming into conflict with the anamist beliefs of the people two tribes over, let alone sending military forces to the pan-European-Asian-Northern African area of the world to try to convert those monotheists to their beliefs.

 

To underscore this last point, most followers of anamist belief were hunter gatherers so the members of these tribes were too busy getting enough resources in order to live until the next day to spare much time fighting with people, (though armed conflict did take place among tribes and bands over natural resources, logic necessitating this to be the case. This is likely how many bands became tribes in the first place: being forcibly assimilated into a larger, stronger band.)

 

Among primitive pantheist or polytheist societies, villages of the same tribe will fight each other if, for instance, a woman who has married into another village is not being treated properly by her husband.

 

If this book shows us anything, it is that fighting is something people have done constantly throughout history with a multiplicity of reasons mixed up in the conflict, (though of course there being a few main motivations.)

 

Of course, the author’s leading remarks at the end of this section would lead one to conclude that if we could only get rid of the three exclusivist monotheistic religions, the world would be a lot more peaceful place, except not so.

 

Firstly, one should be prepared to face the fact that if such a result actually occurred, it would almost certainly be proceeded by a conflict that would make any of those described in this book look like an elementary school after school dance.

 

Secondly, if the internet has emphasised anything, it is that people will fight with and be nasty to one another over anything, (something I have myself been guilty of in the past.)

 

Thus we see that ultimately ridding the world of Christianity, Islam and Judaism would not do a single thing to change the combative nature of fallen humanity.

 

Manachean Rebellion: Actually, Heaven and Hell were mentioned in the Books of Moses, the first five books of the Bible. These were written down long before the third century _B._C., and the history contained in them goes back even further than this.

 

Additionally, Heaven and Hell is perfectly logical. The desire for something better than this world proves the existence for Heaven and the desire to see justice meeted out proves the existence for Hell.

 

Besides, if there is no God of the Bible, than nialism is the only belief system which makes sense. If there is no Saviour and thus no hope for imperfect mankind, and no better Heaven or just Hell, then humanity has entirely no reason to have hope for or in anything and the only certainty is death of all life on earth by the eventual failure of the sun or some other astronomical calamity. Hence, why not get the whole process finished with and kill all living things starting here and now. Therefore, “The Great Big Book of Horrible Things” is not actually a chronicle of such and should be retitled, “The Great Big Book of the Only Thing it Makes Any Logical Sense to do as Part of a Program Which Has Been Taking Place Entirely Too Slowly.”

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

THE OTHER ONE: THE LONG, STRANGE TRIP OF BOB WEIR

As interesting as this documentary is, it still largely comes off as a bunch of aged, drug-addled hippies reminiscing.

Also, how could The Dead not have foreseen that having people follow them around to every single gig they played would eventually result in mainstream success through shere force of numbers?

As well, even though most of the band's fans probably are not drug users as is popularly believed, the association of the sixties with drugs and the bands use of these substances themselves should have tipped the members of The Grateful Dead off that their concerts would one day become excuses for people to get high.

The film also contains a lot of occult talk and imagery, from the Buddha and Shiva statues in Weir's living room to talk about existing on multiple plains and humanity being one entity along with the rest of the universe.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

JOHN PIPER-THE EFFECTS OF HYPOCRISY PART TWO

The Jews to which Paul is addressing his remarks in Romans 2 are those of the tribe of Judah, who later became part of the Caucasian people. Because so many of those of the tribe of Judah were disobeying God while proclaiming themselves so much better than everybody else because they had the Law, the name of God was being blasphemed, as hypocrisy and disobedience are connected with non-Christians blaspheming the Word of God in another verse in the Bible.

It is the same way with our people today. So many Christians, including those who know who true Israel is, are living lives that are totally not conformed to the ways of our Lord. Therefore, their behavior gives those in the world an unfavourable impression of our Heavenly Father as was happening in Paul's day.

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

Bell Media is going to flip CKOC-AM Hamilton from classic hits to sports. You knew the format couldn't last.

It is the end of an era. After August 31, CKWS-TV and CHEX-TV will switch from being affiliates of CBC to affiliates of CTV.

ABC Spark is premiering a new documentary series, "Becoming Us", about transgenderism. Hopefully they'll devote a significant portion of the series to sex surgery regret. A curse on them in the name of Jesus Christ is they don't

Monday, June 1, 2015

THE NET 2.0

A terrible movie.

For starters, the writing is horrible. Yes, we know the significance of her name being Hope.

Second, the lead actress overacts, I mean truly.

Third, Hope works with security systems, so how could all that happened to her in this movie occur in the first place?