Weaker in Review 10-16-2017

10/16/17

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  • The art exhibit in NYC Central Park being misinterpreted by the news by Ai Weiwei. The key mistaken word is the first one on the second line.  Ai Weiwei spent the last two years (before making this exhibit) visiting REFUGEE camps around the world.  He spent weeks in some of them, getting to understand the problems, difficulties and hopelessness of the REFUGEES.  His “Gilded Cage” below is difficult to find a way out once you get into it- but you can look up and see “freedom.”  I get his artistic interpretation, and this is the way it is throughout the many 300 “fences” he set up in New York City.  REFUGEES are individuals who are forced out of their country by extremely harsh environmental conditions or excessively long civil war.  IMMIGRANTS are those who want to leave their country to live in another country following its rules, regulations and guidelines.  ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS  are those who do not follow the  rules, regulations and guidelines.  Nevertheless, the media is trying to equate the two.

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  • Decades after we were first introduced to the concept of man- made global warming, purported evidence of an impending, all- encompassing disaster remains contradictory. Whether it’s this year, next, or sometime further into the future, a defining hour that will hold all climate alarmists responsible for past deceptions, is fast approaching.  For a few from our friends Down under:   https://aussieconservative.blog/2017/10/12/will-the-real-climate-change-please-stand-up/
  • If you haven’t yet heard of “feminist economics,” get ready, because liberal economists, policy organizations, and activist groups are pushing the concept as the next battleground for women’s rights. Every since they have been co-opted by the massive sex scandals of high profile progressive men, they have to come up with something.  Check it out at:  http://dailysignal.com/2017/10/10/feminist-economics-coming-to-a-college-near-you
  • As George Orwell said, “some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.” Many stupid ideas originate with academics on college campuses. If they remained there and didn’t infect the rest of society, they might be a source of entertainment, much in the way a circus is.  Read about some of them at: http://dailysignal.com/2017/10/11/the-false-ideas-intellectuals-peddle-at-college-campuses
  • On October 1, activists from the group Abolish Human Abortion (AHA) took a break from handing out anti-abortion pamphlets, and went to Bedlam Coffee in Seattle, Washington. As the activists quietly drank their brew, the owner of the shop, Ben Borgman, entered the room and demanded that they leave. Although the group had allegedly not handed out any pamphlets in the shop, Borgman had one in his possession, and was offended by what he saw.  Read about the actual occurrence:  http://www.dailywire.com/news/22042/lesson-free-market-economics-gay-shop-owner-kicks-frank-camp

Books and websites you need to avoid:  http://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/authenticity.html  Has a variety of resources discussing the authenticity of the Bible from many sources, some of them in Spanish.   https://www.str.org/about/mission-values  Stand To Reason website, very thoughtful, well designed .  Explore the menu choices, they are all thoughtful and thought provoking.

Rock-It™  Revisiting Procol  Harum.  With songs like:
She Wandered Through The Garden Fence Lyrics

She wandered through the garden fence
and said, ‘I’ve brought at great expense
a potion guaranteed to bring
relief from all your suffering.’
And though I said, ‘You don’t exist,’
she grasped me firmly by the wrist
and threw me down upon my back
and strapped me to her torture rack
And, without further argument
I found my mind was also bent
upon a course so devious
it only made my torment worse

She said, ‘I see you cannot speak
is it your voice that is too weak?
Is it your tongue that is to blame?
Maybe you cannot speak for shame.
Or has your brain been idle too,
and now it will not think for you?’
I hastened to make my reply
but found that I could only lie
And like a fool I believed myself
and thought I was somebody else
But she could see what I was then
and left me on my own again

 

As with a lot of their other material, “She Wandered Through the Garden Fence” has strong Bach elements, which are peppered throughout the poppy melody.  Lyrically, Keith Reid’s lyrics seem to be a lighthearted look or recollection on a somewhat frightening psychedelic experience.

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  • Illegal immigration, the ascendance of Black Lives Matter (BLM), and the hysterical screams for gun control are the current weapons being used by the Left and reported dishonestly by the colluding mainstream media in their ongoing attempt to destroy American democracy. Find out what they are doing here:  http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/goudsmit/171013
  • According to environmental regressives, man is a noxious parasite in nature. According to the Bible, however, man is God’s vice-regent with delegated authority to manage nature for man’s benefit. “The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it” (Genesis 2:15 ) . To understand more click here” http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/fischer/171012
  • United Methodist bishop Dr. Karen Oliveto is an out, loud, and proud, non-celibate lesbian, and she also thinks Jesus was an out-and-out bigot. Not to throw stones, but…. Maybe she needs to understand the Bible a little more and not include her personal ideology into scripture.  Read some more at:  http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/fischer/171008
  • Personally, I don’t think the scientific community engages in outright lies or propaganda for political purposes, but as far as their blind commitment to Darwinism is concerned, it is not mere conjecture to propose that they push the boundaries of the scientific method. To put it more bluntly, they practically defy their own rules, the universal rules of science no less, in this and many other vital areas of study and analysis. This has several other references that you should probably look at:  http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/castellitto/171009
  • Oh no….the price of pot is going to sky rocket. Cannabis business owners who have lost their farms are likely to see little financial relief as they don’t have insurance on their crops, according to a CNN Money report. Read the story at: https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-10-12/marijuana-farms-are-burning-in-the-widespread-california-wildfires
  • Every once in awhile, sanity seems to come to a federal judge and they rule correctly. A federal court ruled Wednesday that Congress can continue to open its sessions each day with a prayer, and upheld the House’s ability to pick and choose who’s allowed to lead the prayer.  For details check it out here:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/11/federal-court-upholds-prayer-congress/
  • 1984 Is knocking on your door ….. Are we going back in time to control the future. Check out the song by Spirit  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxlhToVMfbQ ) and the article about redefining a “constitutional convention” :  http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/caler/171007
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Weaker in Review 9-23-17

8/23/17

Random Oddservations.   When I went to school we had a definition of infinity: the quality of having no limits or end : the quality of being infinite. : a space, amount, or period of time that has no limits or end. : a very great number or amount.   Now we pay graduate students to sit and think and here is something that they have thought of (at our expense remember): “There are a number of sizes of infinity.  The question isn’t the number of sizes of infinity (there are infinite sizes of infinity), but whether or not there exist intermediate sizes of infinity.”  I guess, you can look at infinity in an infinite number of ways.  What good it does you  ….well it could get you a Doctorate I guess.

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Books and websites you need to avoid:   If you have an hour’s worth of time go to http://revolutionarybehe.com/  and watch the video on Intelligent Design by one of the leading doctorates of bio-chemistry who began to question materialistic naturalism or neo-Darwinism view of the beginnings of life.  The animations are amazing.

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Weaker in Review 8-17-2017

Random Oddservations™  How we have come so far from the foundations of this country

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  • The nation marks the 230th birthday of our Constitution this weekend. On Sunday, many Americans of all political persuasions who are aware of Constitution Day will praise the Framers of that document and express gratitude that they live under its protections. They will praise our system of separated powers, where no person has the power to be lawmaker, investigator, prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner. And they will cheer for the Bill of Rights, which guarantees our freedoms from searches without probable cause and from self-incrimination, and secures our rights to due process.  Find out why they are wrong: http://dailysignal.com/2017/09/14/the-mythical-constitution/
  • Administrators at a California school are warning students not to chant “USA!” because doing so could be viewed as offensive and intolerant. Officials at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom, not far from Sacramento, say the chant is divisive and inappropriate at sporting events. http://www.dailywire.com/news/21056/school-warns-students-not-chant-usa-events-might-joseph-curl

 

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  • The Heritage Guide to the Constitution is a landmark, one-of-a-kind book that presents the U.S. Constitution as never before. It includes: Clause-by-clause analysis of the entire Constitution and each amendment; Input from more than 100 constitutional scholars and legal experts including former Attorney General Ed Meese;  475 pages reviewing what the Constitution actually says and how it applies today; A copy of the Constitution and the documents that serve as its foundation.  Download at: Click here to access the “Heritage Guide to the Constitution” online edition

Weaker in Review 9-8-17

8/9/17

Random Oddservations™  We need to learn to question everything.  Do not believe in anything the establishment (whatever that word means to you) he/she/it/they will be wrong.  Keeping the status quo is what the “establishment” wants.  Check your sources and make sure you have several sources and you just might be able to believe in what is being written, said or shown.

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  • The Supreme Court has said that the First Amendment, in addition to doing all the things that it does, prohibits the government from requiring individuals from making a particular statement with which they disagree. The government cannot force you to speak where you would choose to remain silent.” http://dailysignal.com/2017/09/07/sen-mike-lee-christian-baker-case-about-first-amendment-compelled-speech
  • Many of these groups are hardly engaged in relief efforts and are potentially using the devastation as an opportunity to solicit political funds, according to The Washington Times. http://conservativetribune.com/leftists-declare-war-for-harvey
  • Posted by Suzanne Grubb on Sept. 5, 2017 LegiStorm Weekly Newsletter – Week of September 4, 2017 Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) went on a major spending spree for computer hardware and other supplies at the end of last year, bringing his spending allowance perilously close to his legal limit, expense disbursements just released by the House indicate. His more than $50,000 in expenses reported in the latest filings leaves just $111 remaining in his 2016 budget.  The year 2016 is long over but members of the House continue to disclose significant expenses that they incurred that year, bringing them close to their budgeted amounts. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) was another member who only recently disclosed major spending attributed to 2016. His $45,000 in 2016 spending that wasn’t disclosed until the second quarter of this year brings him to 99.75% of his annual budget. Other major 2016 expenditures were reported last quarter by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.), now at 96.83% of his 2016 budget with nearly $60,000 in newly reported expenses; and Michael Conaway, at 93.96% after reporting an additional $48,000. While expense reports continue to trickle in from prior years, on average Democrats report slightly more of their expenses late than their Republican colleagues. As of the second quarter filings, Democrats reported 4.54% of 2016 expenses in 2017, compared to 3.74% for Republicans. Members of Congress receive an annual budget for personnel, equipment and other office expenses, and have up to three years to report their expenditures. It is common for expenses incurred late in the year to be reported in the first quarter of the following year, though it is less common for major expenses to be reported in subsequent quarters. Any unspent money is returned to the Treasury. If members manage to overspend their budgets, they must reimburse the Treasury out of their personal funds doubtful that it happens though.

Books and websites you need to avoid:  http://www.sound-doctrine.net/   It concentrates on the  King James version (don’t worry Atheists- the meaning is the same in the Good News Bible- it is just easier for you to read at your level).  Some very good information.  Has an interesting Terms list.

Rock-It™   Jackson Browne  While the majority of his classic ’70s work was personal reflections, it provided a touchstone for a generation of maturing baby boomers coming to terms with adulthood. Not only did his introspective, literate lyrics strike a nerve, but his laid-back folk-rock set the template for much of the music to come out of California during the 70’s.

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Weaker in Review 8-27-17

8/27/17

Random Oddservations™  None this week

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Books and websites you need to avoid:  http://www.god-evidence-truth.com/  A free e-book called Gravity- True for you but not for me.  Very well written and reviewed.

Rock-It™    Leon Russell

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Weaker in Review 7-16-2017

Random Oddservations™  When did a pickup truck lose its ability to carry full sheets of plywood or wall board flat in its truck bed and you could still put up the tailgate.

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Books and websites you need to avoid:    http://www.christianthinktank.com/

Rock-It™   The Fugs, Phil Ochs, Louden Wainwright IIII

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Weaker in Review 6-26-2017

6/26/17

Random Oddservations™  I have noticed that when I go into my local 7-11, anymore, the cooler for soda pops has been cut down to one.  We used to have a wide choice of flavors including cherry Coke, cherry Pepsi and others.  However, just the basics are there and the other two coolers that used to contain soda pops now have those idiotic caffeinated flavored drinks, iced teas from who knows where and flavored water.

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  • “Planned Parenthood claims to offer a wide-variety of services, but they actually fall short in many areas,” Johnson added. “For instance, not a single Planned Parenthood facility provides mammograms, and Planned Parenthood employees say that they do not provide prenatal care.”Moving Planned Parenthood funding to clinics that help women but don’t provide abortions is exactly what Republican leaders in Congress have repeatedly called for. http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/06/24/celebrities-spread-more-lies-about-planned-parenthood-in-latest-attempt-to-stop-defunding-effort/
  • Marijuana lobbyist follows the green to Congress Posted by Keturah Hetrick on June 26, 2017  The founder of a small marijuana lobby shop is back on the Hill, this time as a legislative assistant to Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.). Evan Bergwall started Bergwall and Associates in 2015. His clients included marijuana dispensaries, testing laboratories and a D.C. marijuana-staffing agency. Bergwall now handles Mast’s agriculture, energy and natural resources portfolio, according to the office. He had also worked for former Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and the House Rules Committee.  LegiStorm news letter
  • President Donald Trump’s idea of putting solar panels on his long-promised border wall hasn’t gained a lot of support among top environmental lobbying groups—even though the organizations have long backed solar power as a key renewable energy. http://dailysignal.com/2017/06/25/environmental-groups-responding-trumps-solar-wall-pitch

Books and websites you need to avoid:  http://www.arn.org/   You might click on the link “Welcome to the Top Ten Scientific Problems with Biological and Chemical Evolution.”  A ten part series that explores all you need to know to support a Christian perspective.

Rock-It™     Chicken Shack  a British group that highlighted the musical writing talents and voice of Christine Perfect.  She went on to marry John McVie and became a part of Fleetwod Mac before Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined.  She and Lindsey are now touring together.

The Correct Side of the Story  I’ve written a couple of things to help explain things that I think I needed explained.  I’m also getting ready to apply for study The Philosophy of Science.