Thursday, September 29, 2005

I want!

I want it! I want it now!
video here (Real Player)
pics here

This would make a PERFECT gift for newlyweds (hint hint)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005


The subject of Masons was brought up today. As is often the case, this person was under the belief that you can be a Mason and a Christian at the same time. Interestingly, the Freemason's own literature disproves this.

From "Morals and Dogma" written by Albert Pike who is considered to be the 'Father' of American Freemasonry comes these gems.

pgs 566-567 "To retain the rays of Light still remaining among his Eons [demons per this same paragraph. ed.], and ever tending to escape and return, by concentrating them, the Prince of Darkness, with their consent, made Adam, whose soul was of the Divine Light, contributed by the Eons, and his body of matter, so that he belonged to both Empires, that of Light and that of Darkness. To prevent the light from escaping at once, the Demons forbade Adam to eat the fruit of "knowledge of good and evil," by which he would have known the Empire of Light and that of Darkness. He obeyed; an Angel of Light induced him to transgress,"

The King James says that G-d made man and it was Satan that induced man to partake of the tree.

pg 136 "When you shall have become imbued with the morality of Masonry, with which you yet are, and for some time will be exclusively occupied,--when you shall have learned to practice all the virtues which it inculcates; when they become familiar to you as your Household Gods; then will you be prepared to receive its lofty philosophical instruction, and to scale the heights upon whose summit Light and Truth sit enthroned. Step by step men must advance toward Perfection; and each Masonic Degree is meant to be one of those steps."

KJV says All men have sinned and come short of the glory of G-d (meaning we cannot even be perfect) for only Christ (the perfect lamb of G-d) has been found without fault. And in case you missed it, M&D does say "household gods" Our G-d is a jealous god and we are to have no others. Along with the previous point is this from pg 257
"Mithras was the Sun-God, invoked with, and soon confounded with him, becoming the object of a special worship, and eclipsing Ormuzd himself."

Ormuzd is a name the FM have given to Christ. What was that commandment again? No other gods above me?

There is plenty more in this work, but I think I am going to end with this bit from pgs 817-818
"The Templars, like all other Secret Orders and Associations, had two doctrines, one concealed and reserved for the Masters, which was Johannism; the other public, which was the Roman Catholic. Thus they deceived the adversaries whom they sought to supplant."

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

What can you say?

from Rueters comes this story

"WARSAW (Reuters) - An 18-month-old child started the family car and ran over three family members in a southern Polish village Saturday, police said.

"The child somehow started the car, whose keys had been left in the ignition, and it began reversing," police spokesman Adam Jachimczak said.

The child's mother, who tried to stop the car, and her four-year-old daughter, got run over by the vehicle which pinned the grandfather against the wall of a barn.

I asked aloud "What did they do, get behind the car and try to stop it?"

Nikki's response "They're Polish"

'nuff said

Friday, September 23, 2005


What patriotism isnt.

Patriotism is NOT a 3-dollar-made-in-china-flag for your car. It is NOT wearing red white and blue. It is not (G-d forbid) painting your convertable geo metro like a flag and having "patriotic" music blaring at all times while the vehicle is on. It is also not thowing a big party for the 4th, or decorating graves on Memorial Day. And it isnt standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. And it most certainly isnt blindly following the current government of the land.

Simply put, if you found your love for country after 9-11, it probably isnt really patriotism.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Project 86

One of the greatest bands EVER!

I had the distinct pleasure of cranking them up while at work today. Made the day at the office much more bearable. They are coming to Denver on October 2nd at the Bluebird Theater, tickets are $10-12. Worth every penny and then some. Also, their new album is gonna be out on Sept. 27th. "...And The Rest Will Follow"

Project 86 Check 'em out all

You can listen to some of the new album at

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Blog Roll Updates

The Ruminator shall henceforth by "The Crystal Lake Observatory" since she renamed that some forever long time ago.

An Aussie view will once again point to Jamie's new blog Knowledge and the Rythm

A new addition, tho I honestly dont know how he found me, TritonUnleashed who happens to be in the middle of a series on Nukaler power.

Also a new addition, my brother-in-law's site Rockflinger where he is documenting the rebuilding of his trebuchet.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Bush On Blacks

Found this interesting website on whether or not Bush cares about black people.

Well, as you will soon find out, the answer is a resounding yes.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Urgent Prayer Request

I don't put these up here lightly, but this is a very important need right now.
A young lady I know, Naomi, who happens to be an incredible woman of G-d, has been taken captive. I dont yet know the circumstances of how or why, but I do know that there has been no contact for over 72 hours with her captors and the "drop-time" has come and gone.
She needs your prayers.

I'll update as I can.

(Taken from another web page with this prayer request.) She is the 25-year-old daughter of Tim Ost, the director of the Faith, Hope and Love Center churches in all of Mexico. She was kidnapped on her way to the university in Mexico City on Tuesday, September 13th. The kidnappers are asking for a ransom but again, no contact recently.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Pikes Peak Cam

Whoo Hoo!

Snow on the Peak today! Put the bike away and get those skis and snowboards ready.
WaterBoy | 09.14.05 - 5:01 pm | #

so true so true. Fall is a comin and the peaks done got snow.
Check it out at

(I'd try and post a pic but tis a bit too early to get one yet.)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Planned Parenthood's Relief Efforts

My wife blogged on Planned Parenthoods relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina, so I thought I'd post it here.

How Planned Parenthood "Helps" Hurricane Victims

After the news of hurricane Katrina's strike on the Gulf Coast spread, almost every major company/organization is doing something to help. Planned Parenthood is doing their part to help out. Are they sending money? No. Are they sending food? No. Are they sending clothes or blankets? Nope. What about medical supplies? Not really. They are sending out "emergency contraception kits" (aka plan B, the abortion pill). Maybe the rest of the donation money this wonderful organization receives will go to recalculating the death toll...

Monday, September 12, 2005

Oil Crisis Solution

I've got it.
It's me.
Or well, not me, but rather using what G-d gave me to move my butt around.
As a bonus I am going to be getting in better shape too (o=

Okay, in reality, I cant afford the gas, and I want to get back in shape and ride my bike again, so this works out perfectly. 3 mile ride to work and an 11 mile detour back home.

Feelin' good. (cue "Walking on Sunshine")
Ironically that song is by Katrina and the Waves.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Time To Stockpile Sudafed

It was once said that the nation is never safe as long as Congress is in session. How true. Once again the busybodies in D.C. are expanding the surveilance arm of the Gov in the name of the Drug War.

According to the AP the Senate voted by unanimous consent to add [an] anti-meth measure to the massive Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill, which is expected to pass the Senate next week. The bill would force stores that sell Sudafed and the like to sell the drug only from behind the pharmacy counter. (sounds fair enough, but enough is never enough with these ne'erdowells) The bill would require consumers to show picture ID and also set up a computer system to limit the amount of pills purchased in a 30 day period as well as track between stores to keep people from exceeding the limit.

How much you wanna bet that the system will keep running totals and flag those families with allergies as meth producers? Also, what will the Law of Unintended Consequences give us? Perhaps "safer" meth from Mexico? Perhaps Adrenochrome*? Assuredly it will give us a bigger and more intrusive FedGov.

*supposedly a super-secret drug extracted from a living human brain only after the subject is severly traumatized - as it is necessary for the brain to produce the drug.

Roberts Ruled On Guantanamo

John Roberts, who has been nominated for the Chief Justice position of the United States Supreme Court favored unchecked government power in a Gauntanamo Bay ruling. Bet ya didnt know that. Why didnt you know that? Cuz no one in the media has bothered to report it. Till now the worst we have heard of him is that he worked pro bono for homosexual activists.

Nat Hentoff wrote an opinion piece that brought this to light.

Hentoff writes, "Significantly, in a key decision on the president’s view of his powers as commander in chief, Roberts joined with two of his colleagues in the recent Hamdan v. Rumsfeld; the ruling gave this and succeeding presidents the unreviewable power to bypass civilian courts in the treatment of prisoners suspected of involvement in terrorism.

Salim Ahmed Hamdan has been a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for three years. He is now being put before a military commission, which prevents Hamdan from being in the room during crucial parts of the hearing. In addition, his attorney cannot see secret evidence against Hamdan. Moreover, the presiding officer can admit previous evidence extracted by torture. Most crucially, the final appeal is only to Bush or his designee.

As Emily Bazelon — a legal issues writer for Slate and contributing editor to Yale’s Legal Affairs magazine — emphasizes: “Roberts signed on to a blank-check grant of power to the Bush administration to try suspected terrorists without basic due process protections.

Hentoff also point out the New York Times reporter Neil Lewis disclosed on Aug. 1, that some of the military prosecutors involved in Hamdan’s proceedings were so concerned at its lack of fairness (the very definition of “due process”) that they charged “the chief prosecutor had told his subordinates that the members of the military commission that would try the first four defendants (including Hamdan) would be ‘handpicked’ to ensure that all would be convicted.”

I dont know about you, but that sure gives me warm fuzzies about Big Brother.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Oil: That Renewable Resource

Chicken littles have been running around frightening everyone into believing that we only have X number of years left, with X usually equalling a very small 20 or less. There was a theory that the Russians and the Ukranians once held to... that oil is abiotic (not from bio-material.) This theory, which fell into disrepute, has been given new life recently and has been gaining ground amongst scientists.

Dudley Herschbach*, Dr. Russell Hemley**, and Henry Scott*** as well as other scientists have succeeded in creating Methane from purely abiotic materials, namely water, limestone, and iron oxide. An article can be read here or looked up in the autumn 2004 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

If proven true this will change not only energy policy but foreign policy as well. Would we have gone to Iraq to protect oil when our own resevoirs may well be filling up as we speak? Would we worry quite so much about these renewable energy sources (wind/solar etc.) Some would say we need to worry about it from an enviromental standpoint and they may be right, but should we muddy the waters with irrelevant issues and scare tactics? If all you have is FUD then you dont really have an arguement but you may well have a career waiting for you here.

*research professor of science at Harvard and recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in chemistry
**a Harvard Ph.D. who now works at the Geophysical Laboratory at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, DC,
***of Indiana University

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Armed Citizen Prevents Murder

Yup, no error in that title. A citizen actually truly stopped a crime. In fact, the intended victim would be dead if said citizen didn't intervene.

According to KRQE (Albuquerque) Felix Vigil was intent upon stabbing his ex-wife (who ended up in the hospital in critical condition) when 72 year old Due Moore (not a pun! honest) shot and killed Vigil. Fortunately and against all odds, wisdom has prevailed and Moore will not be charged by the police.

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