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Crashing from a great height

People keep crashing drones into Seattle’s Space Needle. the 605-foot tower and Seattle landmark built in 1962 by the Pentagram Corporation.  The Seattle tower also features in a nineties TV series “Dark Angel,” a TV show about Max, a genetically enhanced warrior.

“It looks like the drone tractor beam we installed on the Space Needle is working,” Space Needle CEO Ron Sevart jokingly told CNN in a statement. “This is the third time we’ve recovered a drone on our property.”

Jokes about tractor beams aside, perhaps people don’t know how to fly the things.  And people don’t always know how to fly computers either.

Microsoft is the dominant software manufacturer for desktop and laptop PCs.

The Seattle Space Needle is on the Windows 8 lock screen, an operating system that I avoid.

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Microsoft’s tractor beam is “their software on every computer.”

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And how well do people know how to fly their computer?  
For instance, if you have Windows 10, have you locked down your Privacy?  Did you know that everything said, clicked on and typed is being recorded?  From the start button on Windows 10, click “Settings” and then click “Privacy.”  Turn everything off.  The technocrats rely on our naivety.  I am forever locking down the privacy settings for my customers.
Windows 10 violates your privacy by default, here’s how you can protect yourself

I run an IT services company with my husband. Customers often say to me they don’t know much about computers and sometimes they are afraid they’ve caused the problem.  No, they are using a  computer system that has the propensity to crash, hang-up, quit working or display an error screen.  That’s what happens when you’ve got a monopoly producing a product.

You do have a choice about what you have on your computer.

ubuntu-linux-logoIt’s the Linux operating system.  I’ve been using it since 2001.  My advice is to find an IT services company that offer the service, and try Linux out.  Some software programs may not work with Linux, so get them to take an image of your Windows Operating System first in case you need to revert back to Windows.  There are various types of Linux.  We use Fedora Linux in our house and business.  Ubuntu is a good Linux operating system to start with.  The software is free, the only costs are associated with installation and learning.

 Ubuntu is a Nguni Bantu term roughly translating to “human kindness”.

As for Bill Gates, the co-founder and former chairman of Microsoft, when he was a boy he won a dinner at the Space Needle restaurant offered by his pastor.  Eleven-year-old Gates had to memorize chapters 5, 6, and 7 of the Gospel of Matthew, better known as the Sermon on the Mount, and he recited the sermon flawlessly.

I wonder what young Bill Gates was thinking as he ate dinner and watched Seattle revolve around him.  Did he feel on top of the world?

The chapters he had to commit to memory contained a lot of wisdom.  Here are some of the words he recited,

No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Matthew 6:24.

But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”  Matthew 7:26.

Did he remember and follow the great words his Pastor wanted him to learn – or did he choose world domination?matthew-16-26


Links

https://www.spaceneedle.com/fun-facts/

People keep crashing drones into Seattle’s Space Needle

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Rue Britannia

newbritanniaWe’ve got a new word since Britain’s historic EU vote – BREGRET, which is Brexit + Regret.  Also the saying “Rue Britannia.”  I think Britannia has a lot more to rue about than second thoughts.

Why the regret in Britain over the way they voted?   Why go into a referendum not understanding the issues?  It’s unbelievable for such an important issue.

Despite having more knowledge at our finger tips than any other generation, the second top question in Google after the referendum results were out was “What is the EU?”

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4Here’s four things about the EU:

The Treaty of Rome enshrined the ‘four freedoms’, requiring the unrestricted circulation of goods, persons, services, and capital. It placed competition at the centre of the European framework. This capitalist utopia clearly involved more than a free trade area.

Much has changed since the 1970s, including the development of the EEC, with nine member states to today’s economic and political union of 28 countries.

Today’s Eurosceptics made four, interconnected, points;

  1. In 1973, the UK agreed to join a loose free trade area. There was no suggestion that they would otherwise suffer any loss of political and economic sovereignty, or be ‘ruled from Brussels’.
  2. Even this change in their national status demanded, as a matter of constitutional principle, that the British people be given a voice in a referendum.
  3. However, that referendum was fought on a false prospectus. The European project was, in truth, a much more extensive attempt by a metropolitan elite (in London and Brussels) to grab power for itself. So there must be a further referendum.
  4. The UK has a bright future outside the EU. Freed from the shackles of European bureaucracy, it will have the best of both worlds. On the one hand, European countries will be compelled to trade with them, because of their economic strength. On the other hand, they will be able much more easily to do business with Asia and the rest of the world.   Source: The case for Brexit: lessons from the 1960s and 1970s

Enoch PowellIt seems the Brits want their country back.  I hear the accusations of xenophobia – but what’s wrong with safeguarding borders, boundaries, rules and laws that are there for a reason?

In April 1968 British politician Enoch Powell warned of the dangers of “communalism”, and specifically of those caused by mass immigration.  Was he right?

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More hypocrisy

bruce-springsteen-Header_tvywthI heard on the news this month (April 2016) that Bruce Springsteen canceled a concert in Greensboro, North Carolina, because that state enacted a law to keep girls safe in restrooms.

North Carolina GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse released the following statement about the cancellation:

“This is bizarre. The Greensboro Coliseum has men’s restrooms, women’s restrooms and presumably family restrooms. The policy passed by the General Assembly, rolled back the radical change in bathroom policy, by the Charlotte City Council and maintained the status quo. For years young girls have safely used the restrooms at ACC Tournament games and other events at the Greensboro Coliseum separated from grown men. The legislature and Governor simply secured the long standing common policy of safety and security and privacy.”

Source: http://myfox8.com/2016/04/08/bruce-springsteen-cancels-greensboro-concert-on-sunday-because-of-house-bill-2/

The newly enacted law (which would seem logical to most of us) requires individuals to use bathrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificate.  It drew the ire of the gay and transgender people who believe their legal protections should trump those of the majority.

Agreeing with them, Springsteen canceled his concert to show his solidarity “in the fight against prejudice and bigotry.”

Nothing happened to him even though Greensboro Coliseum officials have estimated a loss of $100,000 in net revenue.

In a free country, he should have the right to withhold his services if they violate his deeply held beliefs.

Bake the cakeAs should the Kleins, the Christian bakers who in July 2015 were sued and gagged for refusing to make a same-sex wedding cake.  They were ordered to pay $135,000 in “emotional damages” to the couple they denied service – and ordered to “cease and desist” from speaking publicly about not wanting to bake cakes for same-sex weddings based on their Christian beliefs.

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Here’s a clip of what happens when Moslem bakers are asked to bake a gay wedding cake in Deerborn, Michigan.  Is the gay lobby going to persecute prosecute them?  Just asking.

Good fences make good neighbours

Nice wall Pope

Pope Francis called Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border “un-Christian.”  That’s rich, coming from him.  The Vatican is a walled city state!

The current situation in beleaguered Europe shows us why nations need borders.  German Cabinet Official Gerd Muller said only 10% of the migrants have arrived from the Middle East and Africa.  Eight to ten million migrants are still on the way.”  He slammed the European Union for failing to control the crisis, saying the border-free Schengen zone has “collapsed.”

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“Lose security? Lose employment? SCHENGEN NO”

The Schengen Agreement was signed by ten European nations in 1985, removing Europe’s borders.  At the same time, multiculturalism was being imposed through immigration.  Do “ism’s” ever work?

Along with multiculturalism came political correctness.  No-one’s allowed to report on the multicultural elephant in the room.  Or the Islamic camel’s nose in the tent.

Of the million strong migrants that arrived in 2015, how many of them are genuine refugees?

RefugeesWhat is going to be done to protect the culture and the European people?  Boundaries are there for a reason – whether national or personal.

Boundaries are good, and they’re God ordained.  It is written “From one man God made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. Acts 17:26

In the next verse we read so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” Acts 17:27

Even atheist China saw the link between Christianity and Western freedoms.  But it seems Muslims covet the gifts, but not the giver.  Are they going to seek the Lord, or will they demand their own way and seek to impose Islam on their host societies?

It’s obvious that not all religions are the same.  The Bible makes some interesting statements about religion and the land.  In Leviticus 18 God warns that if the land is defiled; he will punish it for its sin, and the land will vomit out its inhabitants.  In Psalm 68:6 we read that “the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.”

Lets looks at the countries that Islam covers from above.

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What does that tell you?  The only green spot in it besides the Nile delta is tiny Israel.  It’s the only nation that’s democratic and not Islamic.  If it’s because of a lack of rainfall, then Israel should be just as arid. 

Here are some borders from around the world.  The difference between Haiti and the Dominican republic is another remarkable picture.  Haiti practices voodoo.

14 Mind Blowing International Borders From Around the World

Carbon con

Why is carbon being treated as a pollutant?  Does this look like a pollutant?  It’s a TWO minute science video, showing the effects of carbon on plants; TWO plants, TWO C02 concentrations, 42 days …

Source: http://www.co2science.org/education/truthalerts/v13/cowpea.php

So we can see carbon is a good thing. Only junk science would insist it’s not. Don’t healthier plants equal better crops and more food?  Here’s a novel idea, stop the forests being felled in Indonesia and the Amazon!  And plant more trees!

Were there any voices of scientific reason at the Paris Climate talks?  I asked myself. I hoped so, for the world’s sake.  We don’t need the global economy bombed back to the dark ages with carbon reductions, regulations and wealth redistribution.  Or be fed insects, an idea that the globalists are trying to push on us.

There were some like-minded people at Paris.
CFACT (Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow) ‘Storms’ Paris With Four Inconvenient Facts About Global Warming.


CFACT-1Here are the inconvenient facts

Climate Hustle
As well giving the world some inconvenient facts, they’ve also presented an antidote for huckster Al Gore’s “Inconvenient truth,” a ridiculous power point I was subjected to when doing a Diploma of Business.

It’s about time someone did it.  They launched their new movie, Climate Hustle, in Paris at the same time as the climate talks.

“Climate Hustle is the Anti Inconvenient Truth. It’s for people with an open mind who want to know what’s really going on with the world’s climate – as opposed to what hucksters like Al Gore want to persuade them is going on with the world’s climate – all backed up with hard data and evidence presented by scientists who know and understand, among them the Nobel-prize-winning Norwegian physicist Ivar Giaever.”

But will people listen?

Or will they bury their heads in the sand?

Green protesters came to jeer “outside a film they’ll never watch made by people they won’t listen to presenting a message they’re ideologically incapable of comprehending.  If they ever did see Climate Hustle it would be totally lost on them.” 

Source: http://technocracy.news/index.php/2015/12/11/climate-deniers-strike-back-in-paris-during-un-climate-summit/

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400 Australians who buried their heads in the sand to protest their Prime Minister’s stance on global warming, Nov 2014. If only they could see the irony.

Mecca, 666 nautical miles from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

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The distance from Mecca to Temple Mount in Jerusalem, as the donkey flies

There are troubles in Jerusalem again, and fears of a third Palestinian intifada.

Libels about the Temple Mount were used to incite hatred and provoke violence against Jews, such as Israel having no connection to the Temple Mount, and Israel wanting to destroy the al-Aksa Mosque or change the status quo in the place. 

So let’s look at the facts.  Does Israel have a connection to the Temple Mount?  Jerusalem was part of Jewish history and writings for more than 2,000 years.  Christians know this as it’s in our Bible.  Jerusalem is mentioned 767 times: 626 times in the Old Testament, and 141 times in the New Testament.  In addition to the scriptures it’s proved by archeology and historians outside of the Bible like Josephus.

Does Israel want to destroy the al-Aksa Mosque?  No.  They’re not like Isis.  Israel got Jerusalem back after being attacked by the Arabs in the 1967 war – but in the interests of peace they left the Temple Mount under Islamic control.

There are eleven gates on the Temple Mount – ten are reserved for Moslems.  Moslems can pray on the Temple Mount, Jews can’t.

What is Islam’s connection to the Temple Mount?  The Moslems claim Jerusalem, the capital of Israel as their third holy place – after Mecca and Medina.  Their claim is based on “the night journey” where Mohammed is supposed to have flown to “the furthest mosque” on a donkey.

Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran at all.

The Spirit of Antichrist

Inside the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount, there are arabic verses from the Koran (19:33–35), which are considered blasphemy to Christianity, where Jesus is denied as the Son of God and called “the son of Mary.”

That is what the Bible calls the spirit of Antichrist.  The early Church, established 600 years before Islam, warned it was coming.  The apostle John wrote “This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.”  1 John 4:2-3 

Jesus said “Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles (non-Jews) until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”  Luke 21:24

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Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence. From their callous hearts comes iniquity; their evil imaginations have no limits. They scoff, and speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression. Their mouths lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth. Psalm 73:7-9

The Bible speaks of a people who clothe themselves with violence, lay claim to heaven and talk about taking possession of the earth.  (Psalm 73)

Wonder who that would be?  In Arabic, Islam means submission.  They’re regarded by God as people who hate Him, but pretend submission to Him. Psalm 81:15 (NKJV)

Muslims pray at the al-Aqsa Mosque, bowing down towards Mecca.  It means their backsides are pointed at the most Holy place.

What right do they have to do this?

For Islam to verify its claim to Jerusalem based on Mohammed’s night journey on a flying donkey, we need some witnesses.  You know, from archeology, the scriptures, and historians.  I’ll take even one of those three.  A matter is always established by two witnesses.

Right now, the claim is based on a whole lot of assumption.

The only witness in this case is a donkey.  And this was centuries before the Shrek movie.  (That’ll do, donkey.)

I wonder how far it would be, on a flying donkey?  Just asking.  How would we measure it, as the donkey flies?

So lets measure the distance from Mecca to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  Incidentally, Jerusalem is 2,550 feet above sea level.  That’s 777 meters.  For the distance, we’ll use nautical miles. A nautical mile is a unit of distance that is approximately the length that spans one minute of arc on the surface of the Earth, measured along any meridian.

Mecca is 666 nautical miles from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  That’s the number associated with the antichrist and his kingdom.  Does it agree with Islam’s claim on the place?  Draw your own conclusions!

Sept 11th ‘Act of God’ after Saudi Arabia’s offer of 200 mosques for Europe

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911 lightning strike, Mecca

On Sept 11th 2015 Saudi Arabia offered Germany 200 mosques – one for every 100 “refugees” who arrived the previous weekend. 

Source: Saudi Arabia offers Germany 200 mosques

Do the math and that’s 20,000 Muslim migrants pouring in on one weekend.  Hungary is saying “Europe’s borders are under threat.”  Croatia is saying “it can’t stop people arriving.”  Austria is being used as “a human corridor”.  We need to learn a new arabic word, besides ‘Jihad’.  This word is just as deadly; Hijrah – which is migration for the cause of Allah.  This is a religious act on their part.

“And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth many locations and abundance,” says the Qur’an.  Europe, that’s your land and abundance.

What a kind offer Saudi Arabia made – to build 200 mosques in Europe.  In the cause of Allah.  How can that be reciprocated?

The response was swift.  On the same day the offer was made on Sept 11th, just days before the Hajj, a violent storm hit Mecca.  Lightning struck at the largest mosque in the world, toppling a crane and 107 died.

911 Lightning strikes Mecca

The Bin Laden group was blamed … but they claimed the crane had been installed in a professional way and went on to claim it was “an act of God”.

Now God gets the blame for a lot of natural disasters, but in this case I’d have to agree.  What do you think?

The Judeo-Christian God does not delight in the death of the wicked.  Rather, he wants them to turn from their ways and live. (Ezekial 18:23).  He is trying to get the word’s attention.

Psalm 148-8

There’s a biblical proverb that goes “They that sow the wind, reap the whirlwind. (Hosea 8:7).

Europe, close your borders.  I’m all for taking genuine refugees in – Christians and Yazidis fleeing Isis from the camps in Syria should go to the west.  We could all take some.  As for moslem migrants – it appears there’s plenty of space for them in Saudi Arabia, in the city of Mina.  But now we know why the islamic countries aren’t taking them.  Why aren’t we being told about the Hijrah in the media?

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