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I am now a simple Grandpa who's life is made richer as each grandchild is born. My wife and I have raised five children and the 30 year love labor of raising them has begun to yield sweet fruit..... And then there are fruits of 30 years in ministry ... I am a satisfied old man full of the joy of the Lord.

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Higher Child Abuse Due To Abortion

This is from Family News In Focus.

A new report finds that women who have had an abortion are more likely to physically abuse their children.

Is there a link between abortion and later abuse? Priscilla Coleman of Bowling Green State University studied over 500 women who had a pattern of neglecting or abusing their children.

We did find that when a woman had one prior abortion, compared to those who didn't have any history, were 144% more likely to physically abuse a subsequently born child.

David Reardon is with the Eliot Institute.

The claim that abortion was going to rid us of child abuse and child neglect by getting rid of unwanted pregnancies before they are born, this is another nail in that coffin; that claim is simply false.

It only makes sense that those who abort are the worst abusers of children imaginable. The worst abuse of a child is to deny it life. I doubt if there will be many scientists rushing to replicate this study. You can expect this study to be shot at by the mainstream.

For those who are hurting... There is forgiveness in Jesus. Seek Him.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

RU-486 Is Proven Very Dangerous

A recently published report in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy brings scientific analysis to the debate about RU-486. RU-486 is the self administered abortion drug. Here is a short excerpt from Science Daily.

The abortion drug mifepristone (Mifeprex,TM RU-486), initially touted as a more convenient alternative to surgical abortion, has been linked to serious adverse reactions, including several deaths in otherwise healthy women. In "Analysis of Severe Adverse Events Related to the Use of Mifepristone as an Abortifacient," researchers Margaret M Gary MD and Donna J Harrison MD provide an in-depth study of mifepristone adverse event data gathered through the FDA's Adverse Event Reporting System. Their research is available now at The Annals of Pharmacotherapy Online ( and will appear in the journal's February issue.

This first published analysis of the FDA's mifepristone reports describes 607 adverse events reported over a 4-year period, including fatalities resulting from bleeding or septic shock. Also reviewed are numerous reports of severe bleeding, infection, unsuccessful termination of pregnancy, and fetal malformations that appeared after failed abortion attempts. Reports also detail ruptured ectopic pregnancies, a potentially fatal condition requiring emergency surgical intervention. Unusual allergic reactions were also noted, which Gary and Harrison suspect may have resulted directly from the drug's mechanism of action.

Monday, December 26, 2005

An Interesting Quiz

How would you respond in these situations?

1. A preacher and his wife are very, very poor. They already have 14 kids. Now she finds out she's pregnant with the 15th. They're living in tremendous poverty. Considering their poverty and the excessive world population, would you consider recommending she get an abortion?

2. The father is sick with sniffles, the mother has TB. Of their four children, the first is blind, the second has died, the third is deaf, the fourth has TB. She finds she's pregnant again. Given this extreme situation, would you consider recommending abortion?

3. A white man raped a 13-year-old black girl and she's now pregnant. If you were her parents, would you consider recommending abortion?

4. A teenage girl is pregnant. She's not married. Her fiance is not the father of the baby, and he's upset. Would you recommend abortion?

In the first case, you would have killed John Wesley, one of the great evangelists in the 19th century. In the second case, you would have killed Beethoven. In the third case, you would have killed Ethel Waters, the great black gospel singer. If you said yes to the fourth case, you would have declared the murder of Jesus Christ!

God is the author of life, and He has given every single individual supreme value. Each life, whether inside or outside the womb, should therefore be valued by us. God knows the plans He has for each individual and has written in His book all the days ordained for us before one of them came to be. When we presume to know better than God who should be given life, we are putting ourselves in the place of God and are guilty of idolaty.

This quiz is taken from the Evidence Bible web site.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Where Have All The Teaspoons Gone ?

Finally, research has been completed as to where all of the teaspoons go. And just in the nick of time. With all of the Christmas dinners getting under way around the world many people are going to find that they simply do not have enough teaspoons for everyone. Yes, they might have bought a 12 place setting of flatware, but if they are a typical home, there will never be enough teaspoons. Some will be mysteriously missing !

Now we know that teaspoons have a half-life of 81 days in some locations.
"The half life of teaspoons in communal tearooms (42 days) was significantly shorter than those in rooms linked to particular research groups (77 days). The rate of loss was not influenced by the teaspoons' value and the overall incidence of teaspoon loss was 360.62 per 100 teaspoon years."

Still, with all of this research, it is not clear where the teaspoons go. It is only clear that "resistentialism" is at work in most modern homes. We have little or no control over teaspoon migration.

The original research is here

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Military Chaplains Not Allowed To Pray In Jesus Name

Chaplains in the military are finding it more and more difficult to pray in the name of Jesus without suffering discipline. Muslim and Jewish chaplains do not report any problems when they pray. They are left uncensored.

One Chaplin says he was fired for praying in the name of Jesus and he is now involved in a hunger strike outside of the White House to draw attention to the problem. About 80% of the active military identify themselves as Christian. Why can't they pray to their God in Jesus name?

More about this here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

California State University Rejects Christian Group

CSU administrator banned Christmas decorations and then turned around and banned a Christian student group from forming. She said that the Christian group was "not permissible" due to its requirement that its members be Christians.

One can't help but wonder what she was thinking. Of course Christian groups are made up of Christian believers. What does she think? That Christian groups should accept non-believers?
That simply does not make sense.

Her only legitimate action would be to ban all faith based groups. But that would expose her as a Christ-o-phobe. (As well as get her in trouble with the public and the supreme court)

It is because of this supreme stupidity masked as reason that we delivered and won a lawsuit in 2004 against the University of Minnesota. Christians have the right to be Christians. But they won't have it for long if they don't speak up.

When the celebration of Christmas (or the 4th of July) is called "religious discrimination" and "ethnic insensitivity" it is always a sure sign that some administrator has lost their everloving mind. Probably from watching too much TV. When Christians are asked to deny their own values in order to be a part of a tax paid public system, tyranny is in the wings.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Advice From Bill Gates

Rule 1 Life is not fair - get used to it.
Rule 2 The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3 You will not make 40 Thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won't be vice president with a car phone, until you earn both.
Rule 4 If you think your teacher is tough; wait till you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
Rule 5 Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping - they called it Opportunity.
Rule 6 If you mess up, it's not your parent's fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7 Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents' generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8 Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.
Rule 9 Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.
Rule 10 Television in NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11 Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Dems In Washington State Demagnetized

"Hemp Is Patriotic"
"Jesus is Coming, Roll Another Joint."
"Hypocrite" alongside a cross and a burning fish symbol.
These are just a couple of items for sale by "Reefer Magnets." Reefer Magnets were supplying a A Democratic web site with the Hypocrite magnet. The Democrats say they did not make a sale and excused the sale of the item as a "mistake." They withdrew the item from sale.

When asked to explain what the burning fish symbol meant they stuttered it means, "people who claim to be pro-life but are for the death penalty." Hmmmm?

Read more here.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Cable TV Choice Demanded By Public

Cable TV subsidies channels that many people find objectionable. They do this by including them in "packages" of entertainment. It makes no difference if you do not like or want these channels. You must take them as part of a package. Thus your payments subsidize channels that are not mainstream and thus make them possible.

If you could choose to buy the channels that you want "a la carte" you would be only paying for the programs that you want. The smut channels would only be chosen by a small minority.
Thus they would loose their income and die. This is called survival of the fittest. What could possibly be wrong with that?

Yet the cable industry is fighting to avoid this tooth and nail. Why?

Monday, December 12, 2005

Katrina Death Statistics Contradict Accusations of Racism

The popular opinion seems to be that the black, poor people in New Orleans "Were allowed to die", but the stats tell another story. One that is not getting out to the media.

Although New Orleans was 67% black only 48% of the bodies examined are black.
Whites make up 28% of New Orleans previous population but they accounted for 41% of the deaths.

Figures don't lie... Liars figure. You can read the raw stats here.

Tempe, Arizona To Go High Speed Wireless

Tempe is going to attempt to blanket the city with a wireless internet network. The cities are beginning to, one by one, figure out how to make money off of a wireless network, so they should continue to come online, one by one, around the country. But the war is not over yet. The corporate world is not going to take this thing lying down. The idea of a city beginning to compete in the data transfer market is offensive to the phone, cell phone, and cable companies. They see it as their turf and are working to stop this new "city utility."

It should get interesting. More here.

Gas Geysers Poping Up In Oklahoma !

Geysers of gas, water, and mud are bursting into the air in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.
There are stretches of up to 12 miles of land between geysers. Some gaps are as short as 1/4 mile. Nobody knows what the cause is yet.
More here.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Hollidazzle Parade Is Missing Something

I finally broke down and went to the Minneapolis "Hollidazzle" parade for the first time since it started. I didn't expect much, but I had free tickets to sit in the heated tent and drink hot chocolate. I didn't get much.

Something was missing. There was no sign of the reason for the season. Not a mention of Jesus Christ. No manger, no wise men. But there was a witch on the Hansel and Gretle float.

I was unmoved. Not even the cute little Christmas tree light bulbs were even cute in light of a lack of any mention of Christmas and not even a Christmas tree.

Target Corp. had a big float that I don't remember, except that it was big.

Well, as I said, I didn't expect much. That's why all the big corporate geniuses make all the big money. I guess....

U of MN Sees 44% Increase Of Mental Illness In Last 5 Years

The U of MN Twin Cities Campus has seen a 44% increase in students seeking help for depression and mental Illnesses over the last five years.

Last year, almost 2,200 students visited the mental health clinic in the Twin Cities. Most are coming for depression.

I think this is the result of a lack of fathering in our culture. In a feminist world, a fathers counsel is not esteemed, but a fathers love teaches his children survival skills and the ability to cope with life stresses. A mothers love teaches other valuable stuff but both types of love are needed.

The breakdown of the family has its effect on all of society. Yet the family seems to be under attack on all sides. Support of the family is vital to our society. Traditional values are more than just a good idea.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Bird Flu False Alarm ?

Things are rising to a higher pitch about the bird flu threat. On Friday night at about midnight I spotted a small item that talked about the rapid spread in Jakarta Indonesia. Then there was another item in the morning on World Net Daily that was alerting human to human transmission was likely. (You can read that post here)

But that actually got me to thinking. I have done nothing to prepare yet for this very possible event. What did I need to do?

I settled on these steps.
1. Lay into my house a couple of months of non-perishable foods and begin to rotate storage.
2. Try to locate some face masks that are of a higher quality than sheet rock masks.
3. Look over my regular survival supplies to make sure they were all in good shape.

In 1918 my Grandfather died from the "Spanish" flu. This is the same stuff. It will follow the crowds of population. (Note to self... cancel trips to crowded areas. i.e. stores. Thus the need to store up food. Not to mention that the shelves might be empty due to panic and sick workers and stuff like that) The 1918 flu seemed to pass through an area after about 2 months.

The bird flu is a virus so it can pass through the best face mask but the virus is usually attached to particulate matter and the face mask can stop that. Also, if I have the flu, it would be good for me to not breathe it on others.

I do not now and never will believe that the "government" will take care of me. There is nobody looking out for me except God. Not even Bill O'Rilley. So I have things to back up the heat, water, sanitation needs of my household. When the grid goes down, as it did in an ice storm in upper New York a few years back, it can actually be months until it goes back into service. In the meantime, I will need water, heat, electricity, etc. I am always prepared for that. But actually I probably could only last about a month. And even less if I could not get gas. I am working on that. A major purchase I still intend to make is a tri-fuel generator. I only have a gas powered one at this time. I don't need a big one, but I do need one.

Life could change almost overnight if the bird flu breaks out like all the chicken littles are saying. Jesus is the one who looks out for me and keeps me safe, but I do my part by taking common sense steps to mitigate the potential problems.

However, if you do not have the supplies I have and you are cold and hungry and even sick with the bird flu and can't get to the hospital, feel free to come over to my house. I will share what I have. I will even care for you and pray for you until the crisis passes. What else could a Christian do?

Friday, December 02, 2005

Can You Say Hero's?

Anthony Walker, who was slain in Liverpool earlier this year by two thugs, has a marvelous family. They are my hero's. They have found it in their hearts to forgive the guys who killed their loved one. They have found victory in Jesus Christ.
Gee, Anthony's mother, expressed her commitment to forgive. Fighting back tears she said, "I can't hate. We're a forgiving family and it extended to outside, so it wasn't hard to forgive because we don't just preach it, we practice it.
"I brought up my children in this church to love. I teach them to love, to respect themselves, and respect others. What does bitterness do? It eats you up inside, it's like a cancer. We don't want to serve a life sentence with those people."
This is amazing stuff. The stuff of saints. God bless them.

Over 50 Live Births Per Year of Aborted Babies In England

If there are over 50 survivors of abortions per year in England, how many are there in the US ?
Babies born with their skin burned by salt injected in the womb. I say, if the baby can be born alive they should be allowed to live. Let them live !
The gruesome details can be read here.

Pick-and-Pay Cable

The concept of pick-and-pay cable is making headway. Because cable companies sell you a "package", you and I are in effect subsidizing the porno end of cable services. We are paying for services that we don't want, need, or respect. We should be able to pick only the channels we want to watch and only pay for them.

The cable industry resists this but it is not really clear why. But today a statement came out from Cablevision chairman Charles Dolan. He said that he doesn't think the concept of pick-and-pay will be "detrimental to programmers or cable operators" in the long run. This is good news. Maybe we will soon be rid of porno on the cable channels.

This news is from an AP press report.

New Orleans Goes Free Wireless

Even though it is illegal in Louisiana for local governments to establish broadband connections (and someone please tell me why that would be illegal except to make more corporate money) the mayor of New Orleans is providing free WiFi for the devastated city.

Land lines are only slowly being restored and not everybody can afford a cell phone so the mayor took the bull by the horns and is restoring communications in a quick and easy way. The business district is up and running and the entire city should be going within a year. (Let's wait and see if this ever happens)

This serves as a temporary patch to the infrastructure and gets them up and running at a fast 512 kilobits per second. This should help.

You can read more about it here.