Friday, January 31, 2003

James finally fell asleep and I ended up waking him to go pick up Joshua. That's the breaks.

I didn't write the following but I like it so much I have to post a part of it here. It was written by Michael Burkert and was taken from his article called THE ISLAMIC ENEMY OPENS A NEW FRONT

Revelation 17 reveals that during the Great Tribulation, the Beast power, or great dictator of the United States of Europe will gather together his 10 kings and their nations to do battle with the returning Jesus Christ.  Verse 14 reveals, "These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them."  How do you suppose that the Lamb will overcome the great dictator and his war machine?  Will He do it by "giving peace a chance?"  Will He overcome the great dictator and his massive, powerful modern armies, navies and air forces by  "negotiating a peace deal?"  Will He wimp out and tell His followers to lay down THEIR arms in the name of PEACE?  Hardly!  Jesus said himself in Matthew 10:34, "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth.  I came not to send peace, but a sword."  This is not a statement that the "Sweet Jesus Crowd" wants to fess up to. 

When Jesus Christ returns to this Earth, He will lead the mightiest assemblage of ARMED FORCES the world has ever seen.  Jesus will be the Supreme Commander of all heavenly forces consisting of millions of angels, resurrected saints and those remnants of God's people extant at the time of the Second Coming who will be instantly converted to spirit beings at the sounding of the Last Trump.

The great dictator will know when Jesus and his assembled forces have returned to Earth.  Millions will "hear the call" of their great dictator, and will take up arms in defense of the Beast and the Great False Prophet.  The Great False Prophet will no doubt tell the masses that they are fighting invaders from outer space, and to fight the invaders, IN THE NAME OF JESUS!

Does Jesus have any pacifist tendencies?  Is He a "peace at any price" liberal, who "just wants to get along?"  Judge for yourself.  John saw a vision of the future, a vision of the returning King of kings, Lord of lords.  John wrote in Revelation 19:11, "And I saw Heaven opened and behold a white horse: and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness HE DOTH JUDGE AND MAKE WAR."

Revelation 19:19 says, "And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army."  We are told clearly that the great dictator will have enough time to gather his armies with the intent of destroying the invading forces of the King of kings. 

The war that follows will be the most calamitous conflict in the history of mankind.  Battle deaths will run into the MILLIONS.  Destruction will be widespread. Yet the destruction will be limited to the people and equipment that actually fights against Jesus.  Jesus' gathered forces will practice the ultimate in surgical strikes.  Enemy forces, and the weapons and weapons systems employed in this great war will be utterly devastated by the supernatural forces of Jesus.  Buildings, bridges, homes, schools, hospitals and the like will be spared destruction.   

Although the great dictator and his assembled armed forces will command very advanced air forces, navies and superior ground forces, with the most modern weapons imaginable, they will not stand a chance against the forces commanded by Jesus Christ!  Enemy air forces will be capable of vicious attacks, yet it will do them no good whatsoever.  The great dictator's forces will attack again and again, until they simply run out of any means to continue the war against Jesus and His forces.  Every offensive action planned and executed by the great dictator and his war machine will meet the same fate.  They will be annihilated, to the last man.  Their advanced, modern weaponry will be rendered worthless and harmless.  Anyone human, who shall take up the sword against Jesus, shall perish by the sword.  This cataclysmic conflict, waged by the beast power will result in the complete destruction of his ability to wage war.  Only then can PEACE be achieved.  When peace is possible, it will be by the terms set forth by the King of kings, Jesus Christ himself.   Finally, the world will actually see the "war to end all wars."  It will do just that, it will end ALL WARS.  Jesus Christ will personally cast the great dictator and his grand religious cohort into the lake of fire. 

So how do you suppose Jesus would deal with Saddam Hussein?  Would He give Saddam a pass?  Would Jesus trust in the word of Saddam?  Would He wait until the Iraqis develop nuclear weapons?  Or, would He opt to deal with Saddam before the Iraqi despot has nukes at his disposal?

I know that Jesus would NOT back away from doing what has to be done.  I know that Jesus was never a pacifist, nor will He ever be one.  He was a strong, robust man, and obviously was very tough!  He had to be in order to survive the terrible beatings that he suffered BEFORE being nailed to the stake at Golgotha.  Many victims of Roman scourging died long before they received the final torture of crucifixion.  Even after He received horrible beatings, scourging, and torturous treatment, He was nailed to the stake.  He then spent many hours in agony before he finally expired.   No, Jesus Christ was no wimp! 

Wow, that was longer than I thought. Still, it needs to be said.
I called the VW dealer this morning and only one hose came in, the other won't be in till Monday. That sucks. Now I'll have to get Irma's mother to babysit so I can fix it and not have to worry about what James is doing. I was hoping to get it fixed Sunday.

I couldn't login to the internet this morning again. The log said I was already logged in. This time my ISP was available so I called and was surprised that they couldn't tell me anything except to say my account was in use and it must be because someone has my password. I don't know how. They couldn't even disconnect it for me. I had them change my password and soon after I was able to login again. Yeah!

I put James for a nap and he won't go to sleep. He just got up and sneaked into my room and got my mints. He has a fascination with mints. I put him back in the crib but he's just playing. I can't sleep until I'm sure he's sleeping or he will sneak out and get into trouble. He usually stays in the crib but when he doesn't want to sleep and he's wired he does try to sneak out. I just realized it's because there is a truck next door and it sounds like the garbage truck (he has a fascination with garbage trucks too). I wish it would go away.

Building mosques on lies

Dying gasps at the U.N.

?UPSIDE DOWN? ? The Distorted Theory of Evolution

Tonight was incredibly slooow and the cable as off from midnight to 4am. I'm too used to the noise in the background even when I'm not watching. I put on a cd. (Bic Runga, Stan Getz)

I took James for a walk yesterday, or rather, he took me. We went to visit the cows. Surprise! He knows if they aren't next door then they went around the other side of the neighbors house. There's a wooden fence and the cows stand alot closer to the fence there. One of the fence rails is broken and James started to climb through until I advised him otherwise. I hope he really understands what I told him.

And Eject! Eject! Eject! answers back to criticism. Good stuff.

Thursday, January 30, 2003

Talk about a complete idiot! "if there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America." Huh? Studied history much? Hey, we have some terrible things in our history but many other countries have been and some continue to be worse by far. Anyone with a little awareness of the world (and honesty) is very aware of that.

"They do not care. Is it because the secretary-general of the United Nations is now a black man?" Aaahh, yea, that must be it. It's not because the United Nations is a completely useless, anti-american/anti-Israel, socialist, self-congratulatory non-organization that couldn't make a decision and stick with it except one - America is evil!

It doesn't matter. The world will continue to become increasingly anti-american no matter what we do. There are forces at work here beyond our ability to see. America will soon enter a time of punishment for it's collective individual and national breaking of God's laws and afterward the rest of the world will be punished as well.

This is the only out: Deuteronomy 4:30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; 31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them. Period.
Blogger let me login yesterday but I couldn't access my blog to post anything. Computer problems two days in a row, wow. At least it wasn't my computer.

Today was quite a day. The Eurovan got worked on and it didn't like it. I drove Irma to work, came home and pulled the van up on the ramps. The coolant leak is now too bad to drive. The leak is coming from the oil cooler at the rear of the engine. According to the manual all the parts can be replaced without removing the engine. How nice! I pulled off the filter to get a look, barely. From the bottom it is way up beyond a maze of crossbars, the right axle, and power steering rack. I found the reason for the oil leak, the oil cooler nut was loose and oil was getting past the o-ring. Two coolant hoses enter the cooler and that is where the coolant leak is. I drained the coolant and sqeezed my hand up there to take off the hose clamps. It took about half an hour to get the hoses off the cooler.

In the mean time James is playing in the driveway and I'm trying to keep an eye on him at the same time. He was behaving and having fun with his tricycle and playing with his truck. When I drained the coolant he became immediately fascinated with the coolant flowing into the bucket and tried to move it. He threw some sticks and rocks into the bucket and I finally got him to move on to something else. Thank you James.

After I got the hoses off I took off the nut and removed the cooler and found the problem. The part that the hose connects to was corroded badly so I need an oil cooler and two hoses to fix the problem. Both problems, oil and coolant leak. The oil cooler I ordered on the internet because VW prices are outrageous. If there is a stronger word than outrageous then insert that word. The hoses can only be ordered from the dealer. Problem is, they won't order them unless I come up there and pay for them first. Thank you Volkswagen.

Before I went in the house I tried to remove the hoses to get the part numbers. James was still playing close by. I can see the end of the hose and the clamp or I can touch the hose and clamp, not both. I got my arm up there with the plyers but couldn't get hold of the clamp. I played the game of moving into position to see what I was doing to moving to actually do it for another half hour before James figured out I wasn't paying as much attention to him and he started wondering farther and farther. About the time I decided to give up and needed a different tool I see James going down by the drainage ditch (now empty) and knew he'd end up in the road if I didn't stop him. I crawled out and ran down just as he had crossed the road into the neighbors yard and the woman sees him and comes out with her little boy to watch him. (We live on a deadend and cars don't come by very often, and when they do James gets far away from the road to watch them go by. Still, I realize the danger.) Now, I am filthy from oil and anti-freeze and it was just embarrassing to go over there to get James and say hello and I think she just thought I was kind of strange (probably true). James was put in time out in the car seat until I finished cleaning up. I never did get the hoses off.

After we cleaned up and took a nap we picked up Joshua from school and drove the 25 or so miles to Classic VW in Orlando to order the hoses. James wanted to drive all the new cars! Then we drove back to Kissimmee to pick up Irma. On a side note, when we got about a block away from her work, driving a different direction than usual, and her building not yet in sight, James points in the direction of her job and says "Mommy's work." We had to wait about 20 minutes for Irma so the kids watched cartoons in the waiting room (mostly). On the way home James took off his seatbelt and I told him to put it back on. He wouldn't. I told him I would stop the car and he would be in big trouble. No. I tried to put it on but he was fighting me, so I pulled into a parking lot, stopped, got out and walked around, opened the door and he was sitting like a little angel with the seatbelt all buckled up like nothing had happened. I had to hide my face cause I couldn't stop laughing. It's been a long time since he tried to do that, I don't know why he did it today.

Today was a busy day and I'll have to drive Irma to work at least the rest of the week. I just hope James will take a nap every day.

I want to add this link because I think it's important, I hope you'll read it. The Anti-Zionists.

Tuesday, January 28, 2003

I tried to logon the internet all night but it kept saying I was already logged on. All night. I called home to see if the computer was connected and it was not. And I couldn't call the ISP because they have 9 - 5 hours. Wonderful. I hope it doesn't happen again. I watched Pearl Harbor instead. I never saw it before, it was pretty good.

I would like to draw your attention to an essay that should be required reading for every American. Please take a few minutes out of your day and read it. Afterward you can go back to the wonderful life you lead here in our bubble of safety (for the time being) we call the United States of America. It's called War and you'll find it over at Eject! Eject! Eject!.

Over Seventy-Three Million Americans Missing! This is as important as the other one and it's been getting more attention lately.

James has been a real handful. Today he just refused to take a nap. He stayed in the crib but just would not go to sleep. I brought him to my bed after a (long) while and he just wanted to play, There was no sleep in his eyes. He's like a man stuck in a (not even) 3 year old body. He thinks he can do anything. He likes to make coffee for his mother and actually does much of it, I pour the water and milk and handle the hot coffee. He scoups the coffee grounds and sugar and stirs. Then he takes a sip to test it.

He wants me took cook mac n' cheese so off I go. He better eat it!

Monday, January 27, 2003

I heard a couple of ambulances go by and 15 minutes later I hear a helicopter overhead. That can only mean one thing at this corner - someone traveling on sr 535 went through the light at hwy 192. The problem is you can't. I've seen about 5 cars go through that light and hit the hotel on the other side and everytime the helicopter lands in the road out front. This time it didn't hit the hotel because the owner put a solid concrete wall up to stop the worked! Pieces of the car kept going, but the car stopped!

So I decided to walk out to see what happened and the helicopter came directly overhead as it was looking to land. I thought it wanted to land where I was walking but he landed it in the street. It felt like a hurricanne and it blew sand and junk all over the place. I had to duck behind a car to get out of it. So the car hit the wall at high speed and pieces of the car and wall kept going and scattered through the parking lot. A headlight was right in front of the lobby and I found his radar detector and various other car parts too. What a mess. Small cars don't do well after hitting a solid object. It took 2 helicopters to evac the people.

Today was not a good car day. I had to break down and buy 4 tires and an alignment for mine. It couldn't wait any longer. The VW has an oil leak and small coolant leak in the back of the engine where you can't reach. I can see it in a mirror but there is no way to get your hand in there. And I repacked the cv joints but apparently didn't quite get one back together properly and I have to take it apart and redo it. They are the tightest cv joints I have ever seen and you need a special tool to take them off, and putting them back on isn't any easier. When I took the first one apart I noticed the teeth were damaged from the last mechanic who did it. Maybe I did the same to the other? The Eurovan is a very nice van but be prepared to spend big bucks to get it fixed if it breaks. And be warned that most every repair shop will say they can work on it but it requires special tools for many mundane items and you may be stranded in a hotel overnight waiting for the dealer to open for some silly little thing like an accessory belt. It happened to me in Delaware. Now I carry that (expensive) tool.

Another of the many fatal problems plaguing the U.S.A. (and it doesn't look like it will be fixed) is the illegal immigration problem. Michelle Malkin chimes in.

How about this: Booby-trapped donkey blown up near Israeli bus. Do you think the animal rights people will join the war on terrorism now? Naaahhh. America is the bigger enemy, right?

Friday, January 24, 2003

When we were liberated we were almost naked, bereft of all possessions, clad in a prisoner's striped uniform and wooden clogs. We owned nothing, not even underwear, socks or a handkerchief. We were like walking skeletons, all skin and bones. My schooling was interrupted when I was twelve, and I was subjected to brutalities that mankind has never known. I was liberated from the Nazis, but what next? So I stood before a world, I considered hostile, age seventeen, and I had to make my way through it. And yet I did it and I did it well.

This inspiring message brought to you by The Truth about Israel
I know compared to the rest of the country I have nothing to complain about but I hate this cold weather! It wouldn't be so bad if it actually snowed. No such luck here. It's so warm hot here all year long everyone has plants that die if the temperature goes below freezing. We have the news giving us play by play temperature updates when it gets this cold. If the temperature goes below 32 degrees for an hour or so it's OK but any longer and the crops die, farmers lose all kinds of money and there is a state of emergency for farmers.

James still insists on taking his shoes and socks off every chance he gets (especially in the car) and he takes his shirt off half the time at home. I don't think he understands cold weather.

Nealz Nuze for Jan. 23, 2003 has some great stuff. New Jersey teachers union...unbelievable! I like Debating the War on Terror. And "Unintended Consequences?" is illustrative of politics in this country.

Saddam to get `B' report card from nuclear agency; Washington mulling extended inspections.

With so many people inside and outside this country thinking contrary to common sense, in fact in a way which, if followed, would result in the destruction and overthrow of the United States and western civilization, you have to wonder what could possibly be causing them to be so blind to the obvious. Every day we delay taking care of Saddam Hussein we are letting him dig in deeper and giving him the advantage of plenty of time for preparation to kill more of our troops. And it is our troops who will be on the line here. Not German or French troops. Our friends, brothers, sisters, fathers, and mothers. Our people. And members of our own government are shamelessly using our troops lives to (they hope) solidify their own positions and gain further control of the power of this government and it's people.

It's obvious to me that there are forces at work here beyond our comprehension. Why would people act in a way which would insure their own destruction? They really want to convert to Islam and live under a government like that of Iraq, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan or any other Islamic country. Really?

In the United States not everyone lives according to your beliefs. Sometimes that is frustrating. But you can live just about any way you want. You have the freedom to worship the God (god) of your choice or not, in whatever way you believe. You can live the lifestyle you choose in relative peace. The government is not going to jail you, kill you, or otherwise harass your life for living your chosen lifestyle as long as you don't harm others. Granted, we seem to slip now and again and things happen that shouldn't but for the most part that is a rare occurance. Do you REALLY understand the significance of that? How rare that is in this world? How special this country is? Do you realize it is slipping away, that there is a cost to maintain it, that the rest of the world desperately wants to take it away from you?

These "anti-war" types really need to get a clue. But they won't because they are being influenced by forces beyond our physical dimension. By demonic beings living amongst us and influencing our minds, shaping our societies and trying to bring humanity to it's end. So says the Bible, believe it or not. World War II was brought about by those same beings trying to force the return of Jesus Christ before the world was ready for it and was a taste of things to come. There are wars going on in that spiritual dimension, wars of wills. Demonic beings trying to force God off His intended timeline and plan to bring about the destruction of mankind and angelic beings defending against that and shaping things the way God intends. Balancing between what man wants to do, because He is letting us have our way in shaping the world and governing ourselves (He stays out of your life and doesn't force His will on you), and what is the plan of God. And Gods plan will run it's course exactly as He intends.

And that's the Good News. God is in total control even though it doesn't seem so. In fact He stays out of our way because we don't want Him. And still the sun shines, the rain quenches and you take your next breathe and have the opportunity to enjoy another day of freedom in this United States of America. It will not always be so.

Thursday, January 23, 2003

The United Nations, ....Colossal Failure!

This happened in Denmark, what are they thinking? How does anyone anywhere think they should do this. A sign of something going on below the surface in Europe, something that may resurface in the future?

How about this? Pope wants EU to call itself Christian. Not quite ready to happen, but it will.

Today James was playing under a little tent he made with the rocking chair. I was grabbing his feet and tickling him. He said, "What you doing, daddy?" "I'm tickling you." He said, "No thank you, Daddy."
I think it's more than obvious that America is a ship that's sinking. Slowly for sure, so slow that alot of people don't even notice. And then there are those who know but just don't want to think about it. They can't do anything about it anyway and they put themselves into their work or some other time wasting activity to forget about everything going on around them. But in the back of their minds they know. They can't help but see it in so many different areas: education, family values, health, infrastructure, government, entertainment, crime, attitudes, and too many other areas to list. It seems sometimes the more advanced we get, the worse these problems become. Still, it gets ignored. It will get better, right? We will find a way. We will survive. We will, right?

Here's a commentary that addresses one of the problems: U.S. departing the First World?

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." Jefferson and Roe vs. Wade

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

One of the many things that annoyed me about my Windows computer is that despite being a multi-tasking operating system, it doesn't do it very well. Whenever I'm playing an mp3 and open another program the music would inevitably skip a number of times while the other program opened. And when burning a cd you can forget about doing anything else. I just tried it on the Mac and it didn't so much as skip a beat. I played a mp3 and opened 4 other programs at the same time. Perfect. I haven't yet done it while burning a cd but I have a feeling it will give the same results. I have nothing but praise for Mac OS X. Microsoft promised XP was a stable, solid operating system that wouldn't crash - they lied. They lied again. Mac OS X is everything they promised in XP and more. It doesn't crash and reboot itself. You don't have to reboot it to solve little problems that creep up or get it to recognize the cd burner. Mac OS X just works. For everything I've done so far it just works. I'm happy!

Here's a 2 part article I found very interesting about a defector from Saddam Hussain. Part 1 and Part 2. Brought to you by the DEBKAfile.

Here's one entitled Will Europe Become a Super Power? It came from Online Pravda. It is coming.

Fools rush in: Human Being Originated from Anteater?

WorldNetDaily ran this: United States of America ? a timid giant? This is a must read.

Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Volcano cam: Live images of Popocatepetl, one of the world's most active volcanoes, located in central Mexico.

We're All Anti-War! The problem is, they have no idea what the heck they're talking about!

Monday, January 20, 2003

James is eating a bowl of All-Bran cereal. That's what he likes. With chocolate soy milk. He gets it from me, I know, but little kids are supposed to like Captain Crunch or Frosted Flakes or some other kids cereal, right? He won't eat that stuff. Hey, I'm not complaining just observing. BTW, he has also been known to turn down cookies and candy more often than not. Actually with candy, he says he wants it, he tastes it and plays with it, but it usually ends up in the trash.

He woke me up screaming from our nap today. I didn't know what was going on! I ran into his bedroom and he was standing in the corner of the crib. "What's wrong?" He went to the window and pointed. "A'ner, A'ner." Huh? I looked out and our friend Abner was out there. What a surprise!
So I am back to work after 2 days off. It's the coldest it's been this season (lows in the 30's) and we lost electricity twice this weekend. It went off sunday morning around 4am and James woke up crying that the lights broke. Then I had to find my cell phone and call the electric company to report it, turn off the computer and UPS to stop the beeping. Crawl back into bed with James between us and try to get more sleep.I did sleep until Joshua got up and I heard him in the kitchen.

We went to Irma's mothers house for lunch which turned out to be dinner because of a malfunctioning railroad crossing. Traffic was backed up and there was a cop on the other side of the road holding the gate open for them while our side sqeezed 3 lanes to 1 lane to go around. We left the house at 1pm and got there at 4pm and it usually takes just less than an hour. I was falling asleep so I was shocked to see the time. I'm glad I missed it.

I was craving pancakes and farina since morning so she made that for me. Her mother spoils me. Irma asked me how many I wanted and I said 3 but she already made 6 and then added more. I was stuffed and I got rid of the pancake craving for a while. Plus farina and hot chocolate. And she kept offering more. I never want to eat again!

Friday, January 17, 2003

What would they do about Hitler?

If the American people spoke as one to stop the nonsense going on in Iraq and N. Korea there would be no need for war. If you stand up to a bully he will back down.
But of course these leaders are fully aware that they are tearing this country apart. Of course we don't want war. We don't want any trouble with anyone. The FACT is, living in this world is like living with a pack of wolves. If you're the alpha male, you damn well better not show any weakness or they will take you down. And we are showing weakness and they are gathering around and they will rejoice to bring us down. It's raw human nature. That's the world we live in. Not fantasy, utopian, star trek federation, socialist bullshit. That's not real no matter how much you hope for it. The only way we can have relative peace is if everyone else fears us enough to keep them from thinking about starting anything, but it's way too late. Too many have too much for that.

I found some web cams to post here.

Port of Yokohama Has camera controls.


A Tokyo cam With controls.

Zaimokuza Beach Controls.

Hakuba Panarama Cam

Earth cam

This is not a camera, it's music. Explore, or just listen. John Coltrane. Good stuff.

I went back to feeling like crap today. And James knows when to take advantage. He was such a bugger today and ended up in his crib in timeout about 3 times. Most days he behaves much better and I rarely put him in timeout unless Joshua is home getting him riled up. Then they both go. I barely made it till Irma came home.

We never used to see any cats in our neighborhood, suddenly, in the past year I count about six different cats wondering about and hanging out in our yard. I beginning to get tired of it. I don't think anyone on our street owns them and I've seen some of the same cats a couple of blocks away on occasion. I enjoy the wildlife that we have in our area, but cats are not wildlife and they disturb the other animals. Especially the birds. I just love it when the turkeys come by and sit around the yard.

I don't know what I can do about it. Maybe I can find something to chase them away. I'm not a cat hater by any means, I just think it is irresponsible to let your pets wander the neighborhood, even cats. I like dogs too, but I don't want other peoples dogs in my yard. I don't let my snakes out to cruise the hood. That would take care of the cat problem though.

Thursday, January 16, 2003

Today, Irmas' mother came over around 11:30am to watch James. I was supposed to sleep till 3pm and take Joshua to his psychologist appointment. I was awake at 3 but she said the appointment was cancelled so I just stayed in bed till 7pm. It's been a while since I've gotten that much sleep. I didn't take any medication all day and didn't need it.
I feel alot better as long as I don't breathe too deeply or laugh.

I found this older article (Oct 2001) which answers the question: What is it about our great nation that has provoked such terror against us?

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

I've often wondered why the left believes that the prosperity of America is the cause of poverty in the third world. Now I understand. Marx Without the Realism:The intellectual roots of America-bashing.

There's alot of good stuff in Best of the Web for Jan.14, 2003. It's well worth reading through it.

There's a new blog covering the Safari web browser by David Hyatt. He works on Safari for Apple. It's called Surfin' Safari

I was feeling dizzy all day today. I didn't take anything stronger than dayquil, but just felt unusually sleepy. While sitting on the sofa trying to read (Mac OS X - The Missing Manual) I woke up a few times to James poking me. When I actually was able to go to bed I really didn't sleep well and kept waking up. Besides being sleepy and having a bit of a cough I feel better now than earlier in the week.

I was getting ready to bathe James and discovered Joshua got in there first and was taking too long. I already had his clothes off. We played ball a little, knocked on the door but Joshua wasn't done yet and went back to play ball. James saw a little picture album we keep in his room and started looking at it. One of the pictures is James in my Mothers kitchen sink taking a bath. He got up and walked to the kitchen, climbed up into the sink and started taking a bath. I was laughing until he took the kitchen sponge to wash with.

Dennis Prager writes some good pieces. Here's his latest: Why the Arab world hates America

Don't even get me started on this subject: It's Not Just 'Sue the Docs' Anymore If lawyers don't bring down the healthcare industry, insurance companies will.

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

I haven't been feeling too good lately. I don't know if it's the flu or what. I got it from Irma and I remind her of that on a regular basis. She doesn't care. I have to take dayquil to feel half way decent. Oh well, it will pass.

When I left for work the other night I heard a wierd screeching sound coming from the neighbors across the street. It sounded like maybe a parrot or monkey or something and it seemed to be outside the house but I couldn't see it. I looked when I got home in the morning but there was nothing unusual and I haven't heard it since. I'm used to hearing farm animals, we've had the occasional pig visit the house and even a cow got loose and wandered into our yard a couple of times. And there are chickens and roosters within earshot. But not like this. I'm curious because I heard the same sound here at work once, near the house on the lake. Maybe it's me. Some people hear voices, I hear strange birds!

Once, I heard a dog barking in that area by the lake and then it started crying and then tapered off. I don't know if the owner came out and smacked it or an alligator got it. I'm still curious.

I just caught a glimpse of the Dali Llama in India on CNN and there were swasticas (?) on the sign below him.

It hurts to look, just ignore it. From denial to sadness

When is enough, enough? Palestinians Testing Israel By Sending Younger Terrorists, Army Says Send your kids to the front lines and then complain when they get hurt or killed.
Of course, blame it on the Jews. If they are so in love with the idea of martyrdom, why not just indulge them?

Monday, January 13, 2003

Too Much Macho Kim du Toit

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ? TIMID GIANT? This man knows what he's talking about.

Former Attorney General Casts Christ as Terrorist Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark is a blithering idiot. It's very difficult to get any more ignorant. There are alot of people trying though. I'm not offended by what he said, what he believes is of no consequence to me. It's just that it's upsetting to see someone who was (or is) in such a high position in our government, someone who should be among the more intelligent of our nation, say something so completely foolish. Clowns rule over us.
I keep finding all these insane things out there. Rape, California-style

Lament of the liberals By John Leo
  "If the United States left, I wouldn't mind," says Kim Young Ran, 29. "If North Korea wants nuclear weapons, I think they should have them. The U.S. and so many other countries have them. There's no way North Korea will attack us with their nuclear weapons. I don't think so. We're the same country. You don't bomb and kill your family. We share the same blood."

"I don't think the United States understands that we are one country," said Kim Young Jin, 34, a gray-suited banker.

The quotes are from this article.

They don't teach history anywhere I guess. The generation coming into power now has no idea of the horrors of war. Real war. Not video game, hit the target, win the game TV war. All out, life or death, nothing barred, 30 or 40 million dead, entire cities burning, stench of death everywhere war until you're so sick of it you have nothing left to give, no heart or soul left. After world war II, the world had had enough war.

Sure there have been wars since, but nothing to compare to world war II. The nations don't remember, they really have no idea. Now we are approaching a third world war, slowly but surely. And we don't know how to stop. Everything we do makes it worse. Doing nothing won't stop it either. If we do nothing it will still continue to get worse, too many people are getting caught up in the fever. It's taking on a life of it's own.

The German economy is not doing well. Comparisons to the 1930's are being drawn. A United Europe headed by Germany will rise up as it did pre-world war II. This generation does not know, does not understand the forces at work here. Anti-Americanism in Germany is on the rise and while it's not yet like Korea, it will get there. There is alot of resentment. The Germans are a strong and proud people.

Ann Coulter pisses off liberals with Axis of Stupidity.

And William f. Buckley, JR on Pyongyang blues

Now go take a walk on the boardwalk and relax.
Eating sexual organs increases strength! UN probes reports Congo rebels eat Pygmies. What a wonderful world! Oh, yeah!

Everyone is out of a job these days: Egypt dumps 'garbage people'

It's not mine.

Go from 10 million light years from earth to the subatomic universe of electrons and protons: Powers of Ten

Take a minute and chill. A fishing game. Actually I like fishing and one of the reasons I came to Florida was for the fishing but I don't go fishing. No time.

Sunday, January 12, 2003

I'll take two. With horseradish sauce.
Joseph Farah wrote this moving column: A story of cold-blooded murder. He's right.

It was brought to my attention by The Truth About Israel, but the original story has a picture of the gentleman so I provided both links.
The always insightful Diane Alden: Outrage in Montana

Saturday, January 11, 2003

Wow, Blogger is working again! Miracles never cease!

Irma was up in the attic today and called me so I went to see what she wanted. James followed me to the garage and climbed right up the ladder to the top! That little monkey!

Blogger is not working again! Since yesterday. Who knows when you'll be able to see the posts. Is this China?

Friday, January 10, 2003

This is interesting: Islam and Christianity Two different ways to God? Or two ways to different gods? From the Active Bible Church of God
"To deep clean your tile and grout use sulfamic acid". That's what it said on one of those do it yourself tv shows. Well, no. First, I used a product called Tile-Aid. It's a tile restorer and it works just about as well as water alone. Don't waste your money.

The sulfamic acid has warning labels: Wear gloves and safety glasses. And it may etch some tile. Do not get it on metal surfaces. Wow, this will surely work. Sorry Charlie, it works better than Tile-Aid but just doesn't do the job.

There is a product at Home Depot called ZEP (it may be the heavy duty toilet cleaner that I'm thinking about) and it works like nothing I've ever seen. Just spray it on and the hard water deposits melt away. That's what I'm talking about! They didn't have it when I went, so I got the sulfamic acid. I hate it when that happens. I should say I have very, very hard water and no water softener. Yet.

During the Godzilla movie I heard them say "they look really pissed off". I said "What did he say"? Joshua repeats it, then James says it too. Great. Why does he have to pick up every word. I didn't remember Godzilla movies having language like that but this movie turns out to be a 90's remake of Godzilla and Mothra. But it looks like the original. They use a few more choice words too. And now I can't get the Mothra song out of my head.
Grandma came over today. James loves when she comes over. They are sitting on the couch watching Godzilla. I am so grateful for the help. I get to relax for a few minutes. :)
They went out for a walk to see the cows. I mean, he hasn't been out to see them since...this morning!

Joshua is eating and watching TV and he's taking his sweet time so he doesn't have to do his homework. He was just staring at the TV, not eating and I called his name. "I keep forgetting"! Yeah right! Why do your homework now, get it done, and enjoy the weekend if you can put it off to the last minute and get all upset cause you don't have time to finish.

I know, I know, I do it too. But I do feel so much better when I do something when I need to do it and get it done. Now I'm going to clean the bathroom.
The following are not for the casual reader.


Compendium of World History Volume 1

Compendium of World History Volume 2

Thanks to The Ultimate Church of God Links Page

The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel
in England and America

England, Judah and Ephraim In Bible Prophecy "The Two Families"

America & Britain in Prophecy: The Vital Key to End-Time Prophecy

Thanks to Active Bible Church of God There's alot to explore here.

Saddam's Idiots

Thursday, January 09, 2003

"The German Social Democrats and Greens put opposition to US foreign policy at the heart of their, successful, re-election strategy last autumn.": The hatred of America is the socialism of fools"
Today it's a beautiful day! After the cold weather we've been having it's such a relief. The kids have been outside riding their bikes - James loves to be outside. When we were coming home from picking up Joshua from school James yells out " Hey dad, look, a cool car"! I looked at him, then to my left - it was a yellow VW New Beetle. He has a matchbox like it.

He's really beginning to pick up alot of words now. The other day when I was changing him he was singing and he says " one, two, three, four, five, seven, nine". I tried to get him to repeat it but he won't do it if you ask him. He's a lot of fun. During the day he'll play quietly with his toys, sometimes watching TV, sometimes he turns it off. Joshua can't live without the TV on. He likes me to set up his blocks so he can knock them down. When Joshua gets home he starts getting too excited though. They really play rough sometimes and usually Joshua ends up the one crying. Most times they play nice, like now. Joshua is ten, James will be three Feb. 28.

I downloaded the Safari browser for Mac OS X and all I can say is wow! It works great and loads fast. It needs tabs though, that's my only problem with it. Of course, it's still in beta. Nice work Apple.

The more I use and learn about OS X the more impressed I am. I can't say enough good things about it. It's fabulous! Absolutely fabulous!

Oh, I almost forgot. X11 for Mac OS X!

Wednesday, January 08, 2003

I just found out my mother-in-law witnessed a murder/attempted suicide! She was going to her english class and watched in horror as this girls boyfriend chased her down and stabbed her to death and then himself. She's so upset. I really don't know any more, it just happened this morning. What a terrible thing to have to see.

I don't know the reason this happened today but someone who I worked with (different departments) did that to some poor girl on her college campus. Shot her then himself because he couldn't have her. What kind of crap is that? At least he died. Anyone who does that doesn't deserve to keep living. I can't for the life of me figure out why some guys get like that. If someone doesn't want to be around me just go ahead and go. If you're not with me because you want to be then what is the use? Where's the fun in that? Maybe it's time for a little introspection and move on, not force her to stay by intimidation or force.

Bonus link: 40 Reasons For Gun Control

Let's see if this actually makes publication - blogger doesn't seem to be working.
Is Anti-Semitism A World Phenomenon?

The Stranger That Is Within

This is a good one. Penn of Penn and Teller on his crotch being grabbed by security at the airport.

And the followup.

Train terror: 'All Americans will die!'

And New Arms Race in Asia?

That's quite a mix.
Some Mac links I found recently. And like.

Mac OS X Hints

Griffman's OS X Collection

The two following are from Marc Liyanage

Mac OS X Software

Mac OS X Customization
I just spent a couple of hours looking through some photo albums of Japan at the web site of Ejovi Nuwere. He seems like a great guy and I loved his pictures. I wish I could go back for an extended visit. I liked his Hitchhiking across Japan series. I rode a motorcycle from Tokyo to Hiroshima and stopped in Kyoto on the way. What a beautiful country. Bizarre sometimes, but never boring. Now that I'm older I think I would more appreciate the experience, on a deeper level. Not that I didn't but, well, time flies and before you know it you have to go home.

We spent Dec. 25 in Hiroshima and that is a very moving experience. On the way home when we were in Kyoto it started to snow. We were running low on cash and there is a treacherous (in snow) mountain pass to continue to Tokyo. And it was getting dark. The snow was accumulating and we were already out of the city. We found a hotel but it was one of those love motels and it was just too much money for the night. They jacked it up because they knew we were on a bike. We went to a restaurant and ate and sat for a couple of hours. There was another couple that had the same problem. We both left at the same time. There was at least an inch or so on the roads and the other couple decided to pay for the love motel. We didn't have enough money so we rode on. Just a couple of miles further we found a ryokin, a japanese inn. It was very reasonable and warm and very traditional. It's sort of like staying in someones house. In the morning the bike was covered in snow. The roads cleared and as we went through the mountains I knew we would never have made it through the night before. I was so glad for that inn.

By the way, Ejovi Nuwere wrote a book called Hacker Cracker. Check out the site.

Tuesday, January 07, 2003

Diane Alden writes about DNC corruption.

Dennis Prager: Conservatives may have talk radio...

A book review by Christopher Ruddy: The Savage Nation

Have you seen the new Mustang Concept? They need to start selling them now! I hate concept cars, get them out there.

Sushi anyone? *Ero Sushi-ya* Not coming to a town near you. Well, maybe Nevada?
What the hell is it with the American media? They nearly always get it deliberately wrong and confidently look you in the eye and expect you to believe them. Not this sucker. I think they live in an alternate dimension and somehow their crap gets published in ours. Read Remembering Noam on David's Blog

Spam is proof mankind is doomed!

Study: Spam costs businesses $13 billion

Spam may overtake e-mail in 2003

And please, please, please don't forward those chain e-mails no matter how funny, cute, or moving you may find them. It's the internet equivalent of littering or throwing cigarette butts out the window.

Here's a spam rant from BlackViper

And one from My Single Mom Life

Monday, January 06, 2003

One reason I never read Time magazine: Stiff Right Jab: Time and Terror - Steve Farrell.
I have a few things to add. You have to read Kaddish For Zelig posted on The Truth about Israel There is always a link to this site in my list of blogs. These people don't deserve what they are going through and have more than earned their right to exist as a nation through their own persistance, intelligence, hard work, and blood. Too much blood.

And I know most people don't believe it, but the nation of Israel consists mostly of descendants of the tribe of Judah mixed with Levi, Simeon and some Benjamin. In the bible Judah and Israel were two separate nations. The House of Israel to the north with it's capital at Samaria and the House of Judah with it's capital at Jerusalem. I &II Kings and I & II Chronicles deal with the seperate histories of Judah and Israel. II Kings 16:5,6 shows Israel at war with Judah.

Israel was taken captive over many years by Assyria and were brought out of Israel where they eventually were sifted through the nations. II Kings 17:6-18 tells you why. Only Judah was left. Judah has always kept the Sabbath and therefore did not lose sight of who they were. The Israelitish nations completely lost all knowledge of their ancestry. Today you find The United States of America and Great Britain the only nations ever who could fulfill the prophecies concerning Israel, which were to become the greatest single nation and the greatest company of nations. Brother nations. Mannassah and Ephraim.

I'm not gonna go through all this, you most likely couldn't care less anyway. Suffice to say, if you are interested, go here and choose Europe and America in Prophecy, put in your address, click Submit and they will send it right out. Free of charge and free of anoyances. They won't bother you for anything else. Read it ONLINE here but it's very long.

OK, I didn't mean to start rambling on like that. My ramblings have nothing to do with that website - it's a great website!

I did want to add a few links:

Coming to a neigborhood near you: The Mujahadeen Poisons Handbook

Bruce Bartlett wrote this cool piece: Breaking the mold with blogs

And to round it out, how about Best of the Web

I did watch 'A Beautiful Mind' yesterday - it was good, I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it again though.

When I'm at work I have usually a couple of hours worth of work (when it's slow) and then I just have to babysit the hotel for the rest of the night. Most of the time I eat after I finish my paperwork and one thing that never ceases (my mind went blank for a second trying to spell cease. Hold the jokes please.) to amaze me is no matter what time I finish, even on the slowest nights (like tonight) as soon as I take the food from the microwave, sit down and put the first bite in my mouth - the doorbell rings. It drives me nuts. Nobody before that, nobody after.

I went traveling to Japan tonight on the web and made a few interesting finds. PhotoTokyo looks interesting. But SushiCam really caught my eye. He has a journal entry about climbing Mt. Fuji here complete with photos. I climbed Mt. Fuji at night and got to the top about an hour before dawn. It was awesome watching the sun rise from there. I don't remember any bad smells like he says, but it was a hard climb. It's not something you want to do again, at least not for a long time.

I walked up with a woman I met on the tour (she turned out to be an officer, 1st lieut., I think), which turned out to be a smart move because she brought a flashlight. Women always seem to think of the obvious. Climbing all night, you might need a flashlight, eh. She was the outdoor type and we kept a good pace. I wasn't worn out by the climb but by the time we got back down I remember saying "never again". It was cold at the top too, and thats the first place I remember drinking tsubu tsubu. I may have masacred that name but it's a very pulpy orange juice and tastes great. I have a real hard time finding it here, sometimes in an oriental grocery.

I just did a search and look what I found. I guess I did spell it right.

I brought a few cd's full of mp3's and I want to burn a couple of cd's to listen to, so I think I'll give the internet a rest for a little while. See ya.

Sunday, January 05, 2003

I came across this blog yesterday: dnainjapan - it hasn't been updated since August but it talks about the hot summers in Tokyo. It brought back alot of memories for me, so I especially enjoyed reading it. I was stationed at Yokota AB in Fussa, a suburb of Tokyo. On those hot days we'd take our motorcycles up to the mountains, to Okutama I believe. There was a reservoir there and it was cooler but I found a little road leading further up the mountain and if you park and walk back into the woods there was a waterfall and a natural pool that was so beautiful and inviting. The only problem was it was so much cooler there you didn't want to go swimming anymore! Talk about a tease!

I found another new (to me anyway) religion: Volkswagenism Now, I've always liked Volkswagens and I own one but come on people! I know, I know, tongue in cheek.

HBO is not doing too bad tonight. I saw Don't Say a Word. I've seen it before but I like that movie, even though I didn't think I would when it came out. Now they're showing Men of Honor. I like that one too. And at 4:30 am: A Beautiful Mind - I've never seen it but from what I've heard of it I most likely will watch it. I can't put 100% attention to it anyway.

Saturday, January 04, 2003

Here's an article that points out the idiocy that is the last hope of mankind called the United Nations. No longer a player on the world stage. Thank you R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

Linda Chavez writes When delusions are added to the mix

Ann Coulter notes - Journalism: Where Even The Men Are Women

Larry Elder did an Interview with a former bombmaker

Thomas Sowell wrote Dangerous democracy

Rededication to 'the proposition' was penned (typed) by David Limbaugh

Which brings me to this:

The future of the United States of America is grim. From what I understand of the Bible (and you and most christians may believe that is nothing), the world is in for a very rough ride and the worst of it will begin in Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the stumbling block. The United States of Europe will sweep into the Middle East to take control with the help of the Vatican and the (probably) next Pope. The United States of America will be in economic ruin and many cities physical ruin - devestated. Devestated by Europe. Chinese and possibly Russian armies will head to the Middle East to challenge Europe. But all the armies will fight what they believe is an invasion from outer space. And they will all be destroyed.

I don't want to see this happen, it won't be pleasant. I don't look forward to seeing this happen to people. I do look forward to what will happen immediately afterward - the return of Jesus Christ to take over all the nations of the world and to rule them with a rod of iron. No more tears, no more fear, no more sick bastards raping and killing little girls and leaving their broken and dead body on the side of the road like trash. And no more taking 20 years to put them to death for doing it. This sick society we live in now will be gone and I won't be sorry for that.

I am not saying this to convert you. I can't do that anyway. In fact I know you don't believe that I know anything about what God has planned. "All the theologians and churches don't know but you do"? It's OK really, if I'm wrong you can live your life in peace and I hope it's long and prosperous. What I believe only really effects me... if I'm wrong. But when you see these things happening before your very eyes, perhaps, if you remember and pray, God will grant you repentance and allow you to take part in the first resurrection.

Revelation 1:7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.

Now you can get back to something important.

I can't believe this. A reporter got fired for telling the truth. Political correctness is a curse on this country and because of it we are completely unable to defend ourselves. We are cowering little weenies. And when the bombs start dropping on this country, and they will, I hope they hit the universities first and the newsrooms second. Here's the link. This is what he wrote: "Except for Jordan and Egypt, no Arab nation has a peace treaty with Israel. They've had 54 years to get over it. They choose not to." Oh yeah, he should be fired for that.

I was gonna add more but a friend (Abner) just called to go to lunch so I have to get ready. I shall return. You have been warned.

Friday, January 03, 2003

David'sBlog has some really good stuff today. Especially the 2nd letter from a Vietnam Vet.

And Best of the web never fails bring out the truth in a humorous way.

Wanna see a list of the Most Corrupt Leaders of the Year?

Let's see we have 12 million and we only want 6 million...hmm. If we chop them all up with that will take too much manpower. I know, let's cut off their food supplies and starve them. Yea, that's the ticket. "We don't want all these extra people".

American it too late?

Cal Thomas writes Why not cloning?

Thomas Sowell writes of Dangers ahead -- from the left

I almost forgot about this one. Do you have kids? Throwing their weight around

James is feeding the turtles. He loves feeding them and has taken over the job. I have to get up from here, take a shower and do some cleaning. Kids are so messy. Adults aren't much better! Gotta do wash too.

Thursday, January 02, 2003

Why hasn't the media reported this? Hizballah misfires first missile of Iraqi shipment.
Two teenage girls were shot dead in England. If only they would outlaw those damn handguns! Wait a tick, they're already outlawed in England. Hmmm. How did that happen?
Website of the day: Netiquette Home Page

Here's a funny promotional cartoon for Kikkoman soy sauce. Bizarre actually.

A list of banished words.

Stiff Right Jab: Christ Over Russia by Steve Farrell. Interesting.

I wonder how much of you they really use? Family turns grandma into diamond I think I'd rather be an emerald.

Some Americans Already Have Privatized Social Security

Wednesday, January 01, 2003

There are some good posts over at David's Blog
and SackShack is a funny blog.
Website of the day: Model A Ford Club of America

Which reminds me: T Model Ford: Bad Man

We had some serious rain all evening and into the night - finally clearing around 2am. I'm glad it wasn't me out there watching the fireworks at Disney! I could hear them though, I thought it was thunder at first. It was raining so hard for so long everything is flooded here at the hotel. The lawn and flower beds are overflowing onto the sidewalks. Water was seaping in the side door in the lobby. There must have been alot of people at Pleasure Island because they've been coming in here all night. One guy needed to put his clothes in the dryer. The streets were flooded too. There was a car stuck in the road on my way to work and my car missed a couple of times, I was just hoping not to stall.

Now I'm just so tired I want to go home. Irma took the kids to her mothers for the night so I can get some sleep when I go home. James got his hair cut yesterday. He wanted to get it cut and was so good waiting. He just played with some Monster Inc toys they had. When it was his turn he sat down and held still but after the barber got done cutting around his ears James announced he was "done". He did sit nicely for the rest of the cut but he kept looking around and saying he was done every few minutes. Joshua and I got our hair cut too - uneventfully of course.