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This world is one big game of "Go"-- Black against White, Light against Darkness --and we all have a choice to make: Do we war FOR the Light?

...or against it?




Apocalyptic Storm Forming in the Middle East

--Joel C. Rosenberg, Monday, September 28, 2009


Events are moving so quickly in the epicenter it can be difficult to keep track of, much less understand the big picture. So here it is in a sentence: An apocalyptic storm is forming over the Middle East.

Consider the data points:

  1. Iran has just been caught secretly building a 2nd uranium enrichment facility on a military base in the religious capital of Iran, a city known as Qom;
  2. A growing number of Western military analysts say the design of this new facility - and its secrecy, and location - clearly indicates it was being built by Iran for the purpose of creating nuclear weapons;
  3. Iran has thus been caught in its third lie since 2002 with regards to building secret nuclear development facilities in Natanz, Arak, and now Qom;
  4. Ahmadinejad refused four times during his NBC News interview last week to rule out the building of nuclear weapons;
  5. A.Q. Khan - the father of Pakistan's nuclear weapons development program – has just admitted selling advanced nuclear weapons blueprints years ago to Iran for millions of dollars;
  6. The latest IAEA report indicates Iran has enough low-enriched uranium (LEU) to produce enough high-enriched uranium (HEU) by 2010 to produce two nuclear weapons;
  7. Iran has just spent the weekend testing "its most advanced missiles" capable of reaching Israel;
  8. Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad began his speech to the U.N. by praying for Allah to hasten the coming of the Islamic Messiah, which according to his theology requires the destruction of Judeo-Christian civilization as we know it;
  9. Ahmadinejad spoke more openly about his End of the World theology during his U.N. speech than ever before;
  10. Ahmadinejad was asked for the first time by an American reporter to describe his relationship with the "Twelfth Imam" and admitted on camera that he is communicating with this mystical Shia messiah.

Humanly speaking, war is coming. The West does not seem determined enough to stop Iran from getting the Bomb. So unless the Lord intervenes, Israel might soon feel compelled to launch a preemptive strike against Iran. It won't be easy, and the entire region could go up in flames.

The stakes couldn't be higher. So on this day of Yom Kippur, let us commit ourselves to prayer and fasting for the peace of Jerusalem and the physical and spiritual salvation of all of Israel and all of Iran.

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Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. --Matthew 6:10


He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. --Revelation 22:20




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And Shirts & Shoes Must Be Worn!




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Proof that Birds are Secretly Composers

Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.



Update:
Here's the music, and below that, for those guitarists out there, is the tablature. I think it's right... I'll know at lunchtime.




E|-3--0-----0--3--0-----3-|--0----3---------3--|
B|-------------------1----|-------5------------|
G|-------2----------------|--2----2----2-------|
D|------------------------|--3-----------------|
A|------------------------|--------------------|
E|------------------------|--------------------|

      ,
E|--0------------3--|--0-------3----3----3--|
B|--1-------1-------|-----1---------1----1--|
G|-----2---------2--|----------2------------|
D|----------3-------|--3--------------------|
A|------------------|-----------------------|
E|------------------|-----------------------|

E|-------0----3----0--|
B|-----------------1--|
G|--2-----------------|
D|--3-----------------|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|


(The comma above the third measure denotes a 1/4 rest)
There's no bass line on this, but I imagine you pros can easily add one in.



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Where is the Racism?

Two quotes. Two different people.


Woman is the nigger of the world."

and

Blacks are the human shields of the Democratic Party"

Who is the Racist?


More to follow.

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8:25pm, same day...


The first quote is from John Lennon who was, by all accounts and understandings, NOT a racist, so the quote must be viewed in context-- that being the early seventies and the push for equal rights for women.

The second quote is very recent-- just last week. David Horowitz, former sixties Marxist-radical-turned-conservative. Having witnessed, lived among, and marched beside the radical leftist underbelly in his early years (having been raised by parents who were life-long Communists), the scales fell from his eyes, and he was fortunate enough to see the Left for what it was. What passes for Leftist today is not markedly different from the ideals Horowitz believed and supported in his youth, except that it is blacker now; steeped more thoroughly in the dregs of social evil.

What I found so shocking about his quote is how much power is conveyed in just nine words. And not just power, but truth as well. American slavery was a "democratic" institution and, thanks to the introduction of welfare and planned parenthood, still is. The only difference between pre-emancipation Blacks and Blacks today is that pre-emancipation Blacks knew they were slaves.



The Democrat Party, Network and Print Media and their echo chambers use the words "Racist" and "Racism" to silence critics of any policy or person they support. They demand their opponents adhere to a standard to which they steadfastly-- indeed, pathologically --refuse to hold themselves.

Rep. Joe Wilson yells out "YOU LIE!" and Democrats demand apologies-- any criticism of Obama, however justified, is viewed as emanating from the mind and heart of racism. The Left is outraged that Obama is portrayed as an African witch doctor or in "Joker" face-- they are outraged by a cartoon of a dead chimp, and references to the president's stimulus.

But where were these same people during the Bush years?


I could only wish that the word "Hypocrite" were strong enough to describe the Left... the Democrats. But it isn't. In my heart of hearts I know of only one word to describe these hypocrites... they are evil.

But what is 'evil'?



So, it's not until the last definition that you really enter the realm of evil as perceived by most; to mean, 'demonic.' Morally Objectionable Behavior sits atop the list.

What is morally objectionable about today's Democrat Party and its President?



Is the President of the United States of America a liar? His recent address to both houses of Congress says 'Yes'. But where is the racism?

It is generally agreed that the first person to invoke Hitler and the Nazis as comparisons to one's political opponents has lost the debate. Why isn't the same true of the word "Racist"?

So here's the deal. If anyone at this blog or any other I frequent chooses to use the term "racist" or "racism" to describe honest objections to what Barack Obama is trying to do to this country, they had better be able to defend it, because I will not hesitate to rip them a new one AND, if it be within my power, deny them any further voice unless they can debate honestly.

I am tired of suffering fools. If you wish to be a fool, that's your business, but I will not waste any time on you. Nor will I allow you to waste anyone's else time.



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Letters to Mary Angel





















Music, for me, dredges up memories like the surf dredges sands from about and beneath your feet. With each sweep of tide, in or out to sea, I sink deeper. My perspective sinks deeper. I become myopic-- unable to see the horizon. So it becomes, for me, an exercise in focus. Focus on what I can affect, and cast aside like so much driftwood those things I cannot.

Question is, can I cast you aside?

Where I am this moment, there is no answer for me.



Sleep well, my love


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I am thankful to have been forgotten...

...thankful that all so many of you have left, and left me to my own reflections. I have neglected myself for far too long, and I think I'll enjoy getting to know myself again.

A lot has changed in the last year, but especially in the last six months. For the first time in my life I earn a living using my God given abilities. For now, I am where I should be. That talent is no longer buried in sand.

And for now, I am happy to be here.

So. How's about something new? Unfinished, but new. And yes, I'm still riding the "hegemony" train. There's more to do at the bottom... more things to add. Too bad you can't see what I see. Which reminds me of a bit of verse from the Alan Parson Project...

Where do we go from here
Now that all of the children have grown up?...

Find what significance you can in that, I'm not tellin'.

What does Harlequinus Hegemonyca mean? And where am I going with it?





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The Product of Great Conversation
















"A Lovely Lunch"


They are susurrations
Like the soft tremble of leaves
The clatter of lips
And the songs they sing, I discover
Have found place in my mind
And will not leave

They sit at table, our susurrations
Diners whose conversations
     —Songs of communion in passing
While the moments between us
And there she sits just inches away
Her lips a’tremble in a soft delicacy
Of words, more filling than
The plate before me

Some are simply beautiful
Some are merely flawless
Yet only a few manage to rise above
That cacophony of sameness that is
Our manufactured ideals
Of perceived beauty
There are those—and few they be
For whom grace is as
The trembling of leaves—
     The simple grace of a moment of
Exquisite inspiration
     The straight line is mundane
     In a forest of rigid conformity


She speaks
And even the tenor of her voice
Testifies of this grace
And I am...

     But then, no
That isn't me
I am enthralled of no one
     —This is what I tell myself
For I am not worthy of such notice

Every artist is unworthy of his gift
Though he be blest with sight few others understand
He should know the difference between
Intrigue and Infatuation

     —I remind myself of this often

We sit at our ease
The table laid
Unseen plates starving for our attentions
The waiter bent and listening
And she silent beside me

The focus of our love
—That ray of sunshine
Two chairs down and across, laughs
And I feel better for wishing her farewell
I say goodbye to too many
And this is who I am
Always saying goodbye
Yet afraid to say hello for fear of it
And beside me, she insists I face that fear

I am intrigued
I know the difference between
Intrigue and Infatuation,

     —I remind myself again
But her eyes are exquisite
And I cannot help but look
So I remind myself yet again
     —You know the difference, Eric
     You know the difference


How, then, to clear the palette?
     —I ask this as I begin to sketch
It has always worked in the past
     —Exorcise the imagery,
Draw it out and give it body
The susurrations of lips and silver
And the honest enjoyment of her voice

So I take the picture
Pull it from my mind
And put it to bed
Where are all the ghosts I've laid
Remembered with fondness, but
No longer a flame to fan my heart
For I've learned the susurrations of the heart are dangerous
And I've come to know the difference
Between intrigue and infatuation...
Until next time,
But it was a lovely lunch



ELAshley
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The One After Nine Nine Oh Nine

I deliberately avoided the whole 09-09-09 thing. So what? Right? The only real significant similar date, to my thinking (and that's if you can attach any significance at all), is 12-12-12. There won't be another similar format date for another 89 years. But anyway, here's the Beatles from the famous rooftop concert...



LOVE THAT SONG!

It's cool that the Beatles are seeing a resurgence in popularity.

Want more? How's this obscure gem?



Maybe I'll get back to blogging soon. Until then... Get your Pepper on!



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