Saturday, March 29, 2008

This blog, Absurd Thoughts About God, is a generous blog with plethora of great links. Check it out, you will not be sorry.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Building "green" means that home construction uses energy efficient ways of building. Here are a couple of examples in case you haven't seen them.

A Tale of two houses | Infidels Are Cool

YouTube - FITNA PART II ( English Version) 2/2

Part 2 of the film by Geert Wilders which was taken off Live Leak because of bomb and death threats. Mind Parasites at work. NEVER FORGET.

YouTube - FITNA PART II ( English Version) 2/2

YouTube - FITNA PART I (English version) 1/2

Seeing as the Dutch had to take this off where it was posted before, here is You Tube's. Never Forget.

YouTube - FITNA PART I (English version) 1/2

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

LIFE'S ROAD
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Bob's Blog has tagged me with the following rules(psst: Bob, this is too much like work- I'm a slacker)

THE RULES:
Post a picture or make/take/create your own that captures what YOU are most passionate for students to learn about.

Give your picture a short title.

Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt.”

Link back to this blog entry.

Include links to 5 (or more) educators.
The first is Bob himself who writes about the
The Poor Me Epidemic
Then there is a teacher, worthy of your time and trust, Robert Godwin at One Cosmos who shines a light on those mind parasites that can trip us up especially if we are unaware of them. Plus he is funny and sure can write. From his March 25th post:
"A mind parasite is essentially an internalized lie that takes on a pseudo-life of its own. I believe the term is an accurate one, for it is meant to convey the idea that a vital lie that lodges itself in the psyche is not static, but takes on the characteristics of the host, so to speak. I remember once discussing this with my analyst. I don't remember the exact context of the problem I was whining about, but he said words to the effect of, "What do you expect? It's as smart as you are."

In other words, the mind parasite has available to it all of the elaborate machinery of the mind. Therefore, it can easily justify itself, elaborate itself, gang up on the truth, intimidate healthier parts of the psyche. It's like a dictator who uses legitimate means to come to power, but then corruptly uses all of the levers of power to stay there and eliminate opponents.

Those who are in thrall to the lie are by definition slaves. While they may enjoy a subjective sense of freedom, it is an illusion. In fact, they have forfeited their freedom and are attached to a monstrous demon that they have generated out of their own psychic substance, in the same way that a spider weaves a web out of its own body".
Here is Zombie (for those who like visual aids to learning) covering the love and peace five year anniversary of the Iraq war protest. Here are some American examples of embedded mind parasites in the prosperous American city of San Francisco exercising their right to freedom of speech fought for and defended by our brave military. Then, of course, there is Students for Academic Freedom started by David Horowitz of Front Page who dealt with the mind parasites that were embedded in his red diaper (communist) upbringing when, like Paul on the road to Damascus, came to his senses and realized his life was a lie which he documents in his book "Radical Son". His dedication to shining the light is manifested in the great work he is doing to fight for this country with the mighty pen.
Sure would be nice if I knew what I was doing. Back to the SLACK!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

BigDog - Boston Dynamics (2008)

Ximeze linked this in the comments at One Cosmos.

Rare Mikey Monsoor memorial footage

From Bob's Blog:
If you were an American soldier fighting in Iraq, and the enemy threw a grenade that landed right near you and your buddies, what would you do? Using the split-second time available to him, the Navy Seal pictured below, threw his body on the grenade, which caused his death, but saved the lives of his fellow soldiers.
Michael A. Monsoor's family will accept the Medal Of Honor on his behalf in a White House ceremony on April 8.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter Everyone!

YouTube - Songs of praise - Jesus Christ is risen:
My how things have changed since Cat Stevens, now Yousuf Islam, sang this beautiful Episcopal hymn.

YouTube - Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken - Live 1973

Friday, March 21, 2008

For Good Friday I'd like to introduce you to NICK:

Nick's testmoney - ritahsiaVideo List
Because I have been as coonfused as many others on the vaccination controversy, especially the association of them with increased autism, I decided to subscribe to Dr. Russell Blaylock MD's newsletter as offered through NewsMax. Finally I received in the mail some old issues but so far nothing else. So I googled him
so as to contact him and found his blog where he lists under information some of the vaccination and autism links and information for those of you trying to sort this all out.
Still haven't received my subscription but I have a new link Health on my blog list so you can check out what he has to say if you have any interest.

Any coons opinions or thoughts are welcome. At this point I still have no idea where I stand on this.

Homeless by the bay

Cinnamon Stillwell, a fully recovered liberal (and one of the assistants in my recovery) and a most excellent writer warrior has written apiece about San Francisco's homeless.

Homeless by the bay
Over at Bob's Blog
"If you were an American soldier fighting in Iraq, and the enemy threw a grenade that landed right near you and your buddies, what would you do? Using the split-second time available to him, the Navy Seal pictured below, threw his body on the grenade, which caused his death, but saved the lives of his fellow soldiers". Michael A. Monsoor's family will accept the Medal Of Honor on his behalf in a White House ceremony on April 8. YouTube - Rare Mikey Monsoor memorial footage

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Seeing as it is tax time, I thought I would reprint an email I received this morning from a friend.
No time to do the links but you can cut and paste until I get to it.

Proposed changes in taxes after 2008 General election:

CAPITAL GAINS TAX

MCCAIN
15% (no change)

OBAMA
28%

CLINTON
24%
How does this affect you? If you sell your home and make a profit, you will pay 28% of your gain on taxes. If you are heading toward retirement and would like to down-size your home or move into a retirement community, 28% of the money you make from your home will go to taxes. This proposal will adversely affect the elderly who are counting on the income from their homes as part of their retirement income.

DIVIDEND TAX

MCCAIN
15% (no change)


OBAMA
39.6%

CLINTON
39.6%

How will this affect you? If you have any money invested in stock market, IRA, mutual funds, college funds, life insurance, retirement accounts, or anything that pays or reinvests dividends, you will now be paying nearly 40% of the money earned on taxes if Obama or Clinton becomepresident. The experts predict that "Higher tax rates on dividends and capital gains would crash the stock market yet do absolutely nothing to cut the deficit."


INCOME TAX

MCCAIN
(no changes)
Single making 30K - tax $4,500
Single making 50K - tax $12,500
Single making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 60K- tax $9,000
Married making 75K - tax $18,750
Married making 125K - tax $31,250

OBAMA
(reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)
Single making 30K - tax $8,400
Single making 5 0K - tax $14,000
Single making 75K - tax $23,250
Married making 60K - tax $16,800
Married making 75K - tax $21,000
Married making 125K - tax $38,750

CLINTON
(reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)
Single making 30K - tax $8,400
Single making 50K - tax $14,000
Single making 75K - tax $23,250
Married making 60K - tax $16,800
Married making 75K - tax $21,000
Married making 125K tax $38,750

How does this affect you? No explanation needed. This is pretty straight forward.

INHERITANCETAX

MCCAIN
0%
(No change, Bush repealed this tax)

OBAMA
keep the inheritance tax

CLINTON
keep the inheritance tax

How does this affect you? Many families have lost businesses, farms and ranches, and homes that have been in their families for generations because they could not afford the inheritance tax. Those willing their assets to loved ones will not only lose them to these taxes.
NEW TAXES BEING PROPOSED BY BOTH CLINTON AND OBAMA

* New government taxes proposed on homes that are more than 2400 square feet
* New gasoline taxes (as if gas weren't high enough already)
* New taxes on natural resources consumption (heating gas, water, electricity)
* New taxes on retirement accounts
and last but not least....

* New taxes to pay for socialized medicine so we can receive the same level of medical care as other third-world countries.

In case you want more information on Obama's tax and spend agenda:

If Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) Could Enact All Of His Campaign Proposals, Taxpayers Would Be Faced With Financing $874.35 Billion In New Spending Over One White House Term:
Updated : February 14, 2008: Obama's National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank Will Cost $60 Billion Over Ten Years; Equal To $6 Billion A Year And $24 Billion Over Four Years. Obama: "I'm proposing a National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank that will invest $60 billion over ten years." (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks On Economic Policy, Janesville, WI, 2/13/08)
Obama's Health Care Plan Will Cost Up To $65 Billion A Year; Equal To $260 Billion Over Four Years. "[Obama] campaign officials estimated that the net cost of the plan to the federal government would be $50 billion to $65 billion a year, when fully phased in, and said the revenues from rolling back the tax cuts were enough to cover it." (Robin Toner and Patrick Healy, "Obama Calls For Wider And Less Costly Health Care Coverage," The New York Times, 5/30/07)
Obama's Energy Plan Will Cost $150 Billion Over 10 Years, Equal To $15 Billion Annually And $60 Billion Over Four Years. "Obama will invest $150 billion over 10 years to advance the next generation of biofuels and fuel infrastructure, accelerate the commercialization of plug-in hybrids, promote development of commercial-scale renewable energy, invest in low-emissions coal plants, and begin the transition to a new digital electricity grid." (Obama For America, "The Blueprint For Change," www.barackobama.com , Accessed 1/14/08, p. 25)
Obama's Tax Plan Will Cost Approximately $85 Billion A Year; Equal To $340 Billion Over Four Years. "[Obama's] proposed tax cuts and credits, aimed at workers earning $50,000 or less per year, would cost the Treasury an estimated $85 billion annually." (Margaret Talev, "Obama Proposes Tax Code Overhaul To Help The Poor," McClatchy Newspapers, 9/19/07)

Obama's Pla Would Raise Taxes On Capital Gains And Dividends, And On Carried Interest. Obama's tax plan includes: "[i]ncreasing the highest bracket for capital gains and dividends and closing the carried interest loophole." (Obama For America, "Barack Obama: Tax Fairness For The Middle Class," Fact Sheet, www.barackobama.com , Accessed 1/8/08)
Obama's Economic Stimulus Package Will Cost $75 Billion. "Barack Obama's economic plan will inject $75 billion of stimulus into the economy by getting money in the form of tax cuts and direct spending directly to the people who need it most." (Obama For America, "Barack Obama's Plan To Stimulate The Economy," Fact Sheet,www.barackobama.com , 1/13/08)
Obama's Early Education And K-12 Package Will Cost $18 Billion A Year; Equal To $72 Billion Over Four Years. "Barack Obama's early education and K-12 plan package costs about $18 billion per year." (Obama For America, "Barack Obama's Plan For Lifetime Success Through Education," Fact Sheet, www.barackobama.com , 11/20/07, p.15)
Obama's National Service Plan Will Cost $3.5 Billion A Year; Equal To $14 Billion Over Four Years. "Barack Obama's national service plan will cost about $3.5 billion per year when it is fully implemented." (Obama For America, "Helping All Americans Serve Their Country: Barack Obama's Plan For Universal Voluntary Citizen Service," Fact Sheet,www.barackobama.com 12/5/07)
Obama Will Increase Our Foreign Assistance Funding By $25 Billion. "Obama will embrace the Millennium Development Goal of cutting extreme poverty around the world in half by 2015, and he will double our foreign assistance to $50 billion to achieve that goal." (Obama For America, "The Blueprint For Change," www.barackobama.com , Accessed 1/14/08, p. 53)
Obama Will Provide $2 Billion To Aid Iraqi Refugees. "He will provide at least $2 billion to expand services to Iraqi refugees in neighboring countries, and ensure that Iraqis inside their own country can find a safe-haven." (Obama For America, "The Blueprint For Change,"www.barackobama.com , Accessed 1/14/08, p. 51)
Obama Will Provide $1.5 Billion To Help States Adopt Paid-Leave Systems. "As president, Obama will initiate a strategy to encourage all 50 states to adopt paid-leave systems. Obama will provide a $1.5 billion fund to assist states with start-up costs and to help states offset the costs for employees and employers." (Obama For America, "The Blueprint For Change," www.barackobama.com , Accessed 1/14/08, p. 15)
Obama Will Provide $1 Billion Over 5 Years For Transitional Jobs And Career Pathway Programs, Equal To $200 Million A Year And $800 Million Over Four Years. "Obama will invest $1 billion over five years in transitional jobs and career pathway programs that implement proven methods of helping low-income Americans succeed in the workforce." (Obama For America, "The Blueprint For Change,"www.barackobama.com , Accessed 1/14/08, p. 42)
Obama Will Provide $50 Million To Jump-Start The Creation Of An IAEA-Controlled Nuclear Fuel Bank. Obama: "We must also stop the spread of nuclear weapons technology and ensure that countries cannot build -- or come to the brink of building -- a weapons program under the auspices of developing peaceful nuclear power. That is why my administration will immediately provide $50 million to jump-start the creation of an International Atomic Energy Agency-controlled nuclear fuel bank and work to update the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty." (Sen. Barack Obama, "Renewing American Leadership,"Foreign Affairs, 7-8/07)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Obama (the Patriot) gives a Shout Out To Wright

Hang on to this. They have taken it off You Tube

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Fighting the good fight writer warrior Robert Eringer has served his country well not only pursuing and gaining the confidence of the CIA traitor, Edward Lee Howard, who defected to the Soviet Union in 1985 giving up important US secrets to the KGB, but Eringer also managed to wind his way through the tangled bureaucracy of the FBI , to bring to American justice murderer Ira Einhorn who had been hiding out in a small town in France after killing his wife Holly Maddux, and to do it his way which included having fun, drinking the finest wines, always dining well. His book Ruse, due out in April is a great read with a couple of laugh out loud moments.

AMERICAN DIGEST Essays, News, Notes, and Quotes

GREAT essay by Gerald Vanderleun: Just read it, you won't be sorry!

AMERICAN DIGEST Essays, News, Notes, and Quotes

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Excellent piece by Rita Kramer at Family Security Matters:

Exclusive: Who Is To Blame for American Teens Ignorant of History and Literature?

"Unaware of the brilliant and unique gifts America has bestowed on them, how can the coming generations ever be expected to defend her?"

At least the home schooled children learn basic American history, the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and the Presidents. Read all of Kramer's piece.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

village voice > news > David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal' by David Mamet

David Mamet comes to his senses, a must read from the Village Voice.
village voice > news > David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal' by David Mamet
Check this out fashionistas:

lgf: Norwegian Designer Really IS Welcoming Their New Overlords
> This morning, at One Cosmos Dr. Robert Godwin said something which I think ties in perfectly
with the part of the Family Security Matter's piece I have quoted by Renee Taylor below.
"Enough malevolent wishes and wicked deeds, and pretty soon you have created a closed world. As Steinsaltz describes it, "the sinner is punished by the closing of the circle, by being brought into contact with the domain of evil he creates.... as long as man chooses evil, he supports and nurtures whole worlds and mansions of evil, all of them drawing upon the same human sickness of the soul.... as the evil flourishes and spreads over the world because of the deeds of men, these destructive angels become increasingly independent existences, making up a whole realm that feeds on and fattens on evil."

Hitler. Stalin. Bin Laden. Yasser Arafat. Kim Jong-il. Ahmadinejad. Detached worlds of pure evil as an end in itself. Who could say it isn't so?"

From an excellent piece over at Family Security Matters, writer and home school Mom Renee Taylor has written an extremely important piece. Here are a couple of excerpts from it. Read it all.

"In 1919, the Communist Soviet Union made public education compulsory and home
> schooling illegal. In 1938 in Nazi Germany, Adolph Hitler declared home
> schooling a criminal offense and those families enemies of the Third Reich.
> In 1959, Communist China abolished home schooling, making public education
> mandatory, and the home schooling parents were imprisoned. Only God Himself
> knows how many families in Nazi Germany, Communist China and the Soviet Union
> were put to death based on their decision to home school their children.
> In all cases, the survival of these regimes depended on the indoctrination of
> Communist and fascist ideals in the government-controlled schools. In an
> eerily reminiscent move, on February 28, 2008, in the Second Appellate Court,
> state of California in the United States of America, a ruling was issued that
> stated parents do not have the constitutional right to educate their children
> at home, setting the course of our children’s education down the same
> dangerous path of indoctrination set by the Communist countries of China, the
> former Soviet Union and the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler."
>Please wake up! We are dumbing down our children.

Friday, March 07, 2008

&g
>
> The following is a list of known terror plots thwarted
> since Sept. 11, 2001.
>
> € December 2001, Richard Reid: British citizen attempted to ignite shoe bomb
> on flight from Paris to Miami.
>
> € May 2002, Jose Padilla: American citizen accused of seeking "dirty bomb,"
> convicted of conspiracy.
>
> € September 2002, Lackawanna Six: American citizens of Yemeni origin convicted
> of supporting Al Qaeda. Five of six were from Lackawanna, N.Y.
>
> € May 2003, Iyman Faris: American citizen charged with trying to topple the
> Brooklyn Bridge.
>
> € June 2003, Virginia Jihad Network: Eleven men from Alexandria, Va., trained
> for jihad against American soldiers, convicted of violating the Neutrality
> Act, conspiracy.
>
> € August 2004, Dhiren Barot: Indian-born leader of terror cell plotted
> bombings on financial centers (see additional images).
>
> €
>
> € August 2004, James Elshafay and Shahawar Matin Siraj: Sought to plant bomb
> at New York's Penn Station during the Republican National Convention.
>
> € August 2004, Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain: Plotted to assassinate a
> Pakistani diplomat on American soil.
>
> € June 2005, Father and son Umer Hayat and Hamid Hayat: Son convicted of
> attending terrorist training camp in Pakistan; father convicted of customs
> violation.
>
> € August 2005, Kevin James, Levar Haley Washington, Gregory Vernon Patterson
> and Hammad Riaz Samana: Los Angeles homegrown terrorists who plotted to attack
> National Guard, LAX, two synagogues and Israeli consulate.
>
> € December 2005, Michael Reynolds: Plotted to blow up refinery in Wyoming,
> convicted of providing material support to terrorists.
>
> € February 2006, Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman El-Hindi and Zand Wassim
> Mazloum: Accused of providing material support to terrorists, making bombs for
> use in Iraq.
>
> € April 2006, Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Islam Sadequee: Cased and
> videotaped the Capitol and World Bank for a terrorist organization.
>
> € June 2006, Narseal Batiste, Patrick Abraham, Stanley Grant Phanor, Naudimar
> Herrera, Burson Augustin, Lyglenson Lemorin, and Rotschild Augstine: Accused
> of plotting to blow up the Sears Tower.
>
> € July 2006, Assem Hammoud: Accused of plotting to hit New York City train
> tunnels.
>
> € August 2006, Liquid Explosives Plot: Thwarted plot to explode ten airliners
> over the United States.
>
> € May 2007, Fort Dix Plot: Six men accused of plotting to attack Fort Dix Army
> base in New Jersey.
>
> € June 2007, JFK Plot: Four men accused of plotting to blow up fuel arteries
> underneath JFK Airport in New York.
>
> € March 2007, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: Mastermind of Sept. 11 and author of
> numerous plots confessed in court in March 2007 to planning to destroy
> skyscrapers in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
>
" . . .what makes man unique is not just his capacity for knowledge, but his capacity to know so many things that are manifestly false. To call this latter thing "knowledge" is a perversion of the term, for knowledge that isn't true isn't proper knowledge at all. Then what is it? Why are human beings so prone to believe nonsense?
Even for most so-called intellectuals, most of what they know is not necessarily knowledge. Rather, it is plainly "belief." Belief is knowledge once or twice removed, for it means that we are placing our trust in the knowledge of another, or participating in the knowledge of another knower. We don't really know, but somebody does, and we trust them. For example, no one asks if you "know" about global warming; rather, they ask if you "believe" in it. Whether you believe in it depends upon whom you trust. In my case, I have enough common sense not to trust those who claim to know what the weather will be like in 100 years."
Read it all, for it is good! Thank you Gagdad!
One Cosmos: Secular Fundamentalists and Other Simple People of Faith

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Home schooling unlawful, says California court (OneNewsNow.com) In the comments at One Cosmos in the Thursday, March 06, 2008 post
The Audacity of Dreaming and the Power of Losers (a must read) one of the commenters "qp" alerted me to this outrageous ruling by a California judge.
GET THIS:
"Parents who fail to [comply with school enrollment laws] may be subject to a criminal complaint against them, found guilty of an infraction, and subject to imposition of fines or an order to complete a parent education and counseling program."
Sort of like the communists did when they dumbed down their populations - easier to control them that way.
JWM commented:
"Welcome to the Ministry of Truth."
Folks, make no mistake about it, we are loosing more and more of our hard fought for freedoms. Freedom is not free!


As Dr Pausch says, it pays to have great parents. Here is his last lecture. Watch it all.

YouTube - Dr. Randy Pausch - from Oprah

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Just two months ago these beautiful sisters, Amina and Sarah were murdered by their own Muslim mind parasite infested father - yes, their father, in Texas. I can't get them out of my mind. Read the comments too. Pray for their Mom, their brother and all who have lost them . . . even if you don't believe in it.
What a waste.

Atlas Shrugs: "Please Don't Tell My Father"

Newsmax.com - Obama Dodges Farrakhan Issue

In case you missed this.

Newsmax.com - Obama Dodges Farrakhan Issue

Sunday, March 02, 2008

In response to my post yesterday in which the cat comments were too good not to share with my five readers, here is commenter ,wise man, and musician Will's response. Looks like Will is really Walt whose website is here.
Will commented:

MY CAT (song lyrics)

My cat is like a drifting cloud,
He stands alone, but he’s a crowd,
He sees some things that are not there,
Or if they are, I’m not aware,
My cat is wont to disappear,
Then suddenly he’s standing near,
I think my cat’s a part of me,
The part that’s deepening mystery,
Sometimes his eyes take on a glaze
As if recalling ancient days
When his shadow swooped and slid
Across a gleaming pyramid,
My cat is sometimes like a mist,
A mist that’s exhibitionist,
He sleeps and dreams upon my knee,
Sometimes I think he’s dreaming me –

My cat is like a violin,
A subtle brew of yang and yin,
Something ancient, something new,
A watercolor fur haiku,
His essence is both earth and sky,
My little furry samurai,
Electric voltage in the night,
Tiger, tiger burning bright,
So like a marble Roman vase,
Bits of Venus, bits of Mars,
See him there in candle light,
He is his own archetype,
He’s something honest, something sly,
He can love and terrify,
He is straight, yet so contrary,
Another world’s emissary –

As to why I wrote this song,
Well, I will miss him when he’s gone,
He may leave and yet he stays,
A part of me throughout my days –

c. wm 2008

3/02/2008 11:07:00 AM

Blogger walt

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Blogger: One Cosmos - Post a Comment

Blogger: One Cosmos - Post a Comment: "jwm said...

I'll drop in later, but for now I had to pass along this little gem from LGF member Artiste:

I have seen a few comments about pets on this forum, and it strikes me that my cat is an American Democrat.

He lives in luxury, yet does nothing but demand attention and complain about his plight.

He has a very high opinion of himself.

He complains that I unreasonably constrain him, as if the real and legitimate threats of coyotes and horned owls did not exist.

He presents himself as an affectionate and loving creature to anyone with an available lap, but if he encounters any creature smaller than himself, he eats it.

He leaves fur all over the place, but he wants everyone else to be spotlessly clean.

Whenever he gets on a computer keyboard, he produces nonsense.

He is neutered.

JWM"

The New Media Journal | Radical Islam Is Growing in the US: Where’s the American Anger? by Thomas D. Segel

Keep your eyes open in your own backyard. They're here.

The New Media Journal | Radical Islam Is Growing in the US: Where’s the American Anger? by Thomas D. Segel