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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.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Here's A Straight Quote For The New Year

Iran Press News: One of the many regime-run news agencies
Ayandeh’yeh Roshan reported:

Moussa Salemi, the Friday prayer leader of Asadabad, in an interview with the news agency said: “By the grace of God, the administration of Mr. Ahmadinejad, has been inspired by and received revelations from the command of 12th Imam. The closer we get to “the end of days”, the closer we get to hope. Just as God almighty has promised, soon poverty, discrimination and oppression of people and the real justice will spread on earth. The administration of Mr. Ahmadinejad has also brought these good tiding to people and we are trying to solve those problems; that way we can secure the axis of justice. This is what the 12th Imam wants. Of course we do not expect that this event would happen all that soon. Discussing justice is also good news for the masses. The Revolution happened so that people can attain their desires and as such, today one can smell Imam Mahdi’s justice. The Qur’an has commanded that Muslims do not oppress anyone and that they do not put up with oppression either. This is compatible with logic too. The real Muslim is a person who does not lash out at people. Devotion is also an element of faith and this means that people are safe in his hand. A real Muslim should also stand up to oppression because one of the principles of our religion is jihad. If our foreign policy is to be successful, it should be on this basis. The rule of the 12th Imam – the Mahdi – is also on this basis; it will confront tyrants forcefully and his justice will be very real. Of course we should be aware of the fact that the Imam’s sword will not fall on everyone’s neck. The sword is neither for Muslims or Jews or even infidels, but for tyrants as it is tyrants who stop people’s growth and progress. When the Imam emerges he will enlighten people by discussing religion and when people become totally aware of the nature of religion, their conscience would not permit them to reject what is right. Those who obstinately refuse to accept religion will have the sword of the Imam will decisively come down on their neck.”

Just what "religion" is that? One world government religion? Or just plain Muslim? I have never known a less compassionate religion than Islam. I am sure there are some, but I have never known of one. This quote above grosses me out ! The mentality behind this quote is that of a fudal king with the character of Hitler.

This does not mean that there are not nice Muslims. Many are very nice. But they are not the ones in power.

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

ShotSpotter Technology Finally Applied In Minneapolis

At 6 PM on Friday night the new $325,000 ShotSpotter Technology was turned on in South Minneapolis. By 1 AM it had nabbed it's first perp. Shots were fired in the 2500 block of Park Ave S and the police responded and were able to make an arrest of the man who pulled the trigger. No one in the neighborhood had called the shots into 911.

Those of you who don't know about this technology should pay attention. By placing microphones trained to distinguish gun shots from the background noise around a neighborhood, police computers can triangulate the exact location and instantly dispatch police to the scene. The next best thing to being there before the incident occurs.

This technology is scheduled to be deployed in North Minneapolis ASAP. Good work city government, but it's about 2 years behind in implementation. At least now it has been implemented.

Source - Star Trib Sunday Dec. 24th page B6

Thursday, December 21, 2006

More On The War Against Ethiopia

There are three parties involved in this war and more on the way. There is Ethiopia, the legal government of Somalia, and the "Union of Islamic Courts" an legitimate government of Sharia type of law. Ostensibly the Islamic Courts are there to bring law and order to a chaotic political landscape.

Ethiopia has supported the government (of war lords) against the Islamics. So the Islamics have declared war on Ethiopia. (Even though the government and Islamic courts have declared a temporary peace treaty between each other) Now Eritrea is said to be sending 2,000 troops to support the Islamic Court forces.

Well call me dumb and paint me with mud if this is not a pre-planned and designed attempt to steal a piece of Ethiopia. Jihad is on the move.

France has special forces in Djibouti as well as America. Developing.

You can catch up here.

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Who Killian Really Is

I think I have discovered the lair of this commentator on my blog. His name might be Thomas Killian. He is a lecturer in the Humanities Department of San Francisco University. He has written a book called the "Historical Dictionary of Eritrea" I suspect he is a communist.

Many communist snakes hide out in the halls of academia in the USA. They are truly working for the overthrow of the culture of the U.S.A. Which makes them, "not friends" of our lives and heritage. They care nothing or little about the heritage of the USA. They are, by definition, atheists (yet many hide behind a heritage of Christian tradition)

Or maybe Killion is a secular humanist. The "compassionate" idiots of American society.
Artistic types, killers of babies in the name of compassion for the irresponsible mothers. Haters of their own societies. Antagonists of the majority.

Hey Killion.... I am calling you out. If this is you then identify yourself so all can get a good look at you and your evil ideas.

Tell us about your communist attempts to overthrow the Ethiopian government. Tell us about the culture you attempted to destroy. Tell us why you hate Christianity and Ethiopia. Tell us why you traveled with the communist rebels in Eritrea. Are you a "liberation theologian"?

I am just "shooting in the dark" here, but I think I am close to target. If I am wrong, tell me so, I am fully willing to apologise. Convince me you are a Christian with God's will as your goal.
I think you are the worlds most prominent spin doctor for the communists in Eritrea.

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Somalia Declares War On Ethiopia

Background I just discovered on the web....
On August 8th, Somalia invaded Ethiopia, the latest chapter in the ongoing dispute over the Ogaden. The Somalis were initially successful in their attack, but the Soviets-- initially patrons of the Somalis-- switched sides and started supporting the Ethiopians. They withdrew all aid to the Somalis, who were thus forced to rapidly retreat.

Wow ! No wonder I hit a nerve with my post yesterday. Today Somalia has declared war on Ethiopia. I am blown away. The Islamic leader in Somalia today declared war on Ethiopia.
Is Kenya next? Is Eritrea going to join Somalia's lead? Is Sudan involved?

There is already heavy artillery fire. Attacks with helicopters are probably next.

Jihad (not the inner struggle but the traditional way of violent murder, rape, and theft) is once again marching across the globe. This is how it spreads. With murderous hordes of opportunists stealing their way to personal riches as the reward for violence. This is not the way of the God of grace, love, and mercy. It is the way of he who has come to "kill, steal, and destroy." That is satan himself.

I hope this opens the spiritual eyes of those who are in the "valley of decision." Look ! See!
Satan's kingdom advances by murder. 100's on both sides are already dead.

Hey Killian (and friends) .... your true colors are showing. Camouflage cannot hide a snake in the grass.

It seems that there are three parties involved. Ethiopia (an ancient country), Jihad, and Communism. Each with its own agenda. I suspect Killian might be a misinformed communist (who are atheists not Christians, except by individual historic heritage.) Or he could be a Muslim who has devious, murderous intentions. He is not a Christian.

You can read more here.

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Illegal Alien Stats

According to an Alabama Republican Assembly Newsletter here are a few facts that might help to open our eyes. I am listing these because I read the other day that 12 American citizens are murdered every day by illegal aliens and 13 more are killed by illegal aliens who were driving drunk.

Facts to Ponder
1. 40% of all workers in L.A. County (L.A. County has 10.2 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes. This was because they are predominantly illegal immigrants, working without a green card.
2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
5. Nearly 25% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
8. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
9. 21 radio stations in L.A. are Spanish speaking.
10. In L.A. County 5.1 million people speak English. 3.9 million speak Spanish.
(There are 10.2 million people in L.A. County).
(All the above from the Los Angeles Times)
Other facts to consider:
· Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare.
· Over 70% of the United States' annual population growth (and over 90% of California , Florida , and New York ) results from immigration.
· The cost of immigration to the American taxpayer in 1997 was, (after subtracting taxes immigrants pay), a NET $70 BILLION/ year, [Professor Donald Huddle, Rice University ]. The lifetime fiscal impact (taxes paid minus services used) for the average adult Mexican immigrant is a NEGATIVE number.
· 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.

Now, I love Mexico. I think it is a great country. I have been to Central America so many times that I have lost count. I am not anti-Latino. I am pro-America. We must close the borders and get a lid on this thing. Then I say let everyone who qualifies come if they want to. But if we don't stop the bleeding fast we will only have all of the criminals along with a few good citizens.
It is corruption in leadership that has ruined Latin America.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Eye Candy Eleven

A stunning photo of the current solar flare ups effect on our atmosphere. Wow!

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2 Year Anniversary

I just realized that on Dec. 2nd, it was my 2 year anniversary of the blog. Over 45,000 views of 528 posts later I am still at this. It has had its ups and downs. It took a while for me to begin to understand what a blog was to me. It is the modern version of sitting on the porch of the general store and sharing with the people in the community you live in.

Except the community is now those who you relate to around the world and the communications are mostly one way unless one of the readers posts a comment. I have not made it a habit of responding to comments, I guess, because I only wanted to share what was on my mind and then just listen. I am not pushing an agenda here. Just making observations from my frame of reference.

Other blogs have different goals. Some are out to change the world. Some are out to police the world. Others are out to add more power to their lives. We all have to decide what it is that we want out of our blogs. I just want to walk through life and point to the things I see.

BTW, at this point, 1,707 people have read my profile... Why?

This is a curious thing this blogging. I like it, I just wish I had more time for it.

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Is Ethiopia Going To Be The Next Country Defeated By Jihad?

Why are Islamic fundamentalists seizing power in Mogadishu? Why has Muslim Eritrea sent an envoy to open ties with Iran? What is going on in Sudan ?

Eritrea, Sudan, Libya, and Iran are clearly in the end time coalition that attacks Israel. Eritrea is mentioned as "Cush" which includes Ethiopia. But Ethiopia is still Christian. How much longer it will remain as a country is not clear from where I am sitting. Iran is able to finance a lot of terror, one more won't bankrupt it. Ethiopia is desperately poor.

Ethiopia seems quite vulnerable to me. Or am I the only one to notice?

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Friday, December 15, 2006

"Death To Jews" Shouted In France

In late November people in the streets of France rioted and shouted "Death to the Jews", "Kill the Jew", "Dirty Jew". This is the same demonic spirit (principality) that slaughtered 6 million Jews in WWII.
This spirit seems to be rising in power and influence as we move into the prophetic time spoken about in Ezekiel 38 in the bible.

It is as if entire nations are shaking their fists at the Jews and blaming them for every ill on the face of the earth. It is insanity on a group level. It is irrational. It cannot be reasoned with. It has come to "kill, steal, and destroy."

Please pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

A 20 Rocket Cease Fire

The 20th rocket has been fired on Israel since the cease fire. How can this kind of cease fire be worth anything? Oh, I forgot, a border guard was stabbed. And a three year old child was almost blinded by a rock hitting the window of his car. This is peace?
The time of Jacob's trouble is at hand.

Video: The Inner Life Of A Cell

Here is an amazing video of the complexity of the normal every day workings of a single cell. It is an animation set to music. The complex things you see in the animation are actual representations of the complexity of design inside of a normal cell of the human body. It is stunning. It is totally honest in its representations. These sort of things are what just one ordinary cell is made up of. And I am willing to bet that this is just the beginning. As we look ever more deeply into what God has created we will always see an intricate creator at work.

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Friday, December 08, 2006

Non-Prayers Will Be Beheaded In Somalia

If you did not know that Somalia is full of extremists then hear this. In Bulo Burto Somalia, if you do not pray five times a day you will loose your head. Wow ! Where can I sign up for this religion? This would really get me to pray more. Peaceful religion?
Read about it here (and weep)

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Apostle Paul's Bones Have Been Found

A sarcophagus in Rome has been unearthed under the Rome's second largest basilica. Tradition said that it was built over the site of Paul's burial. It seems the tradition was right. The excavation that began in 2002 was completed last month. The box has not yet been opened but the excavators are confident.
Now, if we can just keep the people from worshipping the bone box or Paul, we can rejoice that tradition has held firm.

Physicists Find Tiny Sub-Atomic Particle With No Charge, Almost Non-Existant Mass, and Nanosecond Lifetime

Amazing ! The deeper we look through the microscope or telescope the more complex life becomes. There seems to be no limit to size at either end of the spectrum. Go big and things just keep getting bigger. Go little, and things keep getting smaller. Things exist for a nanosecond and other things seem to have always been. It is like time, and dimensions have no limits. No beginning or end. No big or little. They just seem to keep going. It's all too much for me to understand. And that is as it should be.

Take a look here.
The above picture is of a gold dye. It is just for looks and is not at all a picture of the nanoparticle I am talking about. This nanoparticle is way too small to see. We can only "detect" it.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

See Babies Living In The Womb

Take a look at this video from National Geographic of babies in true 4D alive in the womb.
Watch them blink, yawn, and suck their thumb before they are born.
View video here.