Saturday, July 4, 2015

Playing The Star-Spangled Banner with a Gun:

A big honking thanks to the Knowledge is Power blog for this treat:

Obligatory, 7/4/15

Running late today.  I should be busy, but the energy doesn't appear to be there.  Shucks.

Oh, yeah.  Today is July 4th.  Yay.  Whoop-de-doo.

I'm out of vittles, therefore, I'd better go get some.

Do I have anything I want to add to this meager offering?

Well, it has occurred to me that the recent homosexual marriage ruling was a trick.  Why not find a right to this when the DOMA case was decided?  I suspect that they needed time to appear legitimate before they pulled the strings.  If the court decided prematurely, there may have been a backlash early that would have precluded the type of result we have just seen.

In other words, this was a trick.

Just one more trick from their bags of tricks.  Are we going to be tricked out of our freedom?

Sadly, it looks like the answer is yes.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Can propaganda alone rule a country?

Barack Obama Tells Another Whopper - He Did Not Create 12.8 Million Jobs

Ryobi nail gun kit

Not sure I could have used this on my project out West, but is in fact an interesting tool.

Kevin DeYoung | What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?

A rather lengthy discourse on Biblical teaching.

If I may summarize briefly:  There is no support for the idea that the Bible is accepting of homosexuality.  If you deviate from this issue, you deviate from the Bible.  Period.

Not that the truth matters anymore.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Modified quonset with pool inside

continued from previous posts

This 12 foot in diameter pool will hold 1700 gallons of water.  It will require a 16 x 24 foot quonset structure.  This will drain almost 400 square feet, which in the case of heavy rains, may well fill up the pool.

With that much water, I should have plenty for personal needs and for the farm.

But it does have to rain.

Daily Obligatory, 7/2/15

This morning, I'm running downtown to get my inspection sticker, and I will get my permanent "TNC" license.  This will leave me with some spare time this morning, so hence a little later start than usual.

"TNC" means Transportation Network Company, which is in reference to a company like Uber.

I selected this means of making a living because it may be a lot easier on me, and it is very flexible as to time and place.  There may be downsides that I am not seeing now, so I am calling this an experiment.  Maybe it works out, maybe not.  I'll do this on a part time basis until I get the answers I seek.

In the bigger picture, I'm hoping to do this in El Paso when I move out there.  Thus, I will have a means of support when I make the move, which is in contrast to the way I did it just a few months ago.

"Means of support" refers to money, of course.  This is highly ironic, because the whole idea is to not need money, or to need a lot less of it.

However, this is the world we live in.  You have to have money until such a time as when you won't.  That time may be really difficult to achieve for someone like yours truly.  I think I underestimated this when I first started.  My project is becoming rather doubtful right now.  Stuff happens, and that's what I'm dealing with that I didn't anticipate.

A segue here into a discussion about temptation....

Joel Osteen, the pastor of Lakewood Church, once said something on the subject that has stuck with me for years.  He said don't even put yourself in a position where you might be tempted to do wrong.  I think that this is quite good advice, but is hard to implement because of the society in which we now live.  Temptation to do wrong exists all around us now.  I think our over dependence upon money has made us vulnerable to temptation.  We could live better lives if we didn't depend so much upon our money.

In my own little way here, I'm trying to steer people towards this idea that we need to wean ourselves away from our money.

I'm sure that the megalomania that is observable in leadership circles today is largely being driven by money.

It is that megalomania that may destroy us all.  The following may be seen as a stretch, but here goes anyway.  If we weren't so dependent upon money, we don't get homosexual marriage.  Homosexuality is probably a by product of our twisted society, which has become way, way too dependent upon the need for money.  Too much temptation cannot be always be resisted.  In fact, it may be too much to resist.  That's how you end up with wrongful things like this.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Collective Soul - Shine (lyrics)

Just heard this on the radio while in my Nissan.  The hubcaps arrived this morning, or should I say last night, but the delivery guy didn't knock or anything.   I didn't know that they were there.  So, the hubcaps are on the car, and it should be good enough for the inspection sticker I couldn't get last week.  My permanent license should be there tomorrow, but if not, no problema.  I'll just have to make another trip.

Anyway, that song was familiar from the nineties, but I didn't know the name of it, nor the artists.

I found the lyrics and notice how clean they are.  That was rare even 20 years ago.

Ted Cruz

Cruz is running a money bomb campaign right now.

Although I appreciate Cruz in some ways, I don't think he has the answers because he isn't aggressive enough.


That's right.  Cruz is considered too aggressive, but the fact is that he really isn't.  Otherwise, he'd be a lot more controversial than he is.  But he won't get more aggressive, so he'll probably lose.

His money bomb is running short, he says.

So, you think homosexuals are harmless?

Consider Ernst Röhm, leader of Hitler's Brown Shirts.  He was a notorious homosexual, and it didn't stop with just him.

I noted that Obama gave his nighttime acceptance speech for the Democrat nomination for President.  Hitler was well known for giving his speeches at night, for he felt that this made the people more compliant with his will.

Without  Ernst Röhm, Hitler doesn't rise to power.

I'm surprised the Wikipedia entry hasn't been scrubbed yet of this homosexual reference about Röhm .  You can be sure at some time it will, or it will become "controversial".