July 11, 2007
I'm not saying that it's impossible to think so, but I am questioning how logical it would be to consider that he was apart of it. For two reasons really:
1) He's dead now so his involvement is technically moot.
2) If he was really involved in the plot and not an innocent man dragged in to a horrible situation....why would he have actually put a LIVE BOMB around his neck?
I mean....if he, the pizza man, was really in on the robbery why didnt he just "fake" the device? What could he have possibly gained by placing a live explosive device around his neck.
Obviously, all of the facts haven't been brought in so it's still likely that the Pizza Man -was- in fact in on the act the whole time. However, I still stand by my first observation that he was an innocent bystander that was forced to do something he didn't want to do.
Kinda reminds me of those SAW movies in a way, and we all know that there are copycat criminals who mimic things all the time.
Since forever ago the Catholic church has claimed that it was the only source of Salvation and that other churches (I.E. Lutheran, Protestant, etc etc.) were defective or not real churches. Claiming that Jesus only left behind one church and that salvation and redemption only lies with the Catholic church.
I have to tread lightly here, not because I think I might be wrong, but because I don't want to seem too callous or "uppity" about it.
Matthew 27:51 - (A)And behold, (B)the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and (C)the earth shook and the rocks were split.
This verse has long been interpreted to represent the breaking down of the barriers between Man and God. In the old times of the Jewish faith only the High Priests could approach the alter and sacrifice to God, but in the final moments of Jesus' death upon the Cross the walls were broken down and all of mankind would be free to talk to God. To come to God and the Son to receive salvation.......not through the tired traditions of a Priest.
John 14:6 - 6Jesus said to him, "I am (A)the way, and (B)the truth, and (C)the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
The verse is very specific in how Jesus defines where Salvation comes from. He does not say "No one comes to the Father but through an establishment set upon the world by fallible men." No, the only way to the Father is through Jesus Christ. If I pray to the Father and I know that Jesus was the Messiah then I know where my loyalties lie. They lay in the hands of the Father....not in the hands of normal men.
The Great Commission
Matthew 28: 16-20 - 16Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
This last executive order was given by Christ for his disciples to go out in to the lands and to bring them the Word of God and show them the way to salvation. Jesus did not specify that one dominion of Christianity be greater than another. He said that all nations to be brought in to discipleship under the teachings that he had given his followers.
The Pope can write however many forms that he wishes, but his position as the head of the Catholic church does not hold dominion over me. I know who my savior and messiah is, and anyone who wishes to be saved can do so by giving their life to Christ and by living the examples that the Bible has left behind for us.
Whoever is not against us is for us
Mark 9:38-41 - 38"Teacher," said John, "we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us."
39"Do not stop him," Jesus said. "No one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, 40for whoever is not against us is for us. 41I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward.If Jesus meant what he said there, and I believe that he always meant what he said, then that is proof that Jesus (who WAS GOD in the flesh) did not reserve the right to bring salvation to only his disciples. As it was stated before the only way to the Father is through Jesus the Son. Not an establishment built up by human hands.
If you pray to God, repent for you sins, admit your a sinner and that you have fallen short of the Glory of God, follow the teachings of the bible, keep the commandments, and ask to be forgiven and devote your life to Christ then you shall be well on your way to the ultimate reward: Heaven.
I know that this is a bit preachy and that it's got a really serious tone too it, but I will not apologize for my devotion and faith in Christ.
July 05, 2007
I'm actually kind of glad she did complain though. Not because she is right...oh no no....her viewpoint is so far off kilter that it cannot be fixed. But because it made it easier to find out who the liberal douches in this country are.
I really don't have much to comment on this story other than "Cindy is an idiot"
I am a firm believer that music moves people. In fact, I experience what I like to call "harmonic inspiration" whenever I hear a song that catches my ear. If the song is pleasing to me I usually associate a daydream or mental picture to what I think would be put to that particular song.
I am a writer (not just a blog writer, but an actual author of vast material) so I imagine that's where I picked up the odd mental tick from. The reason I am expressing this is because of the song playing in the video above. Yes, if you've seen the Grant Theft Auto 4 trailer then you've heard the song before, but for me I get a different picture when I hear it.
What? You may ask?
Our totally awesome military marching across the desert in some backwater country getting ready to kick all sorts of insurgent and terrorist [insert string of expletives here]. In short......American Soldiers...ROLL OUT. Yesterday was Independence Day, and I know if it wasn't for those awesome and totally righteous men and women in uniform then this country wouldn't have a leg to stand on.
So, if any troops pop by this site just know you gotta a fan and enjoy the tunes I post every now and then.
July 03, 2007
That's all well and good just as long as it stays in SF and isn't spread out across the nation. Honestly, I like my private healthcare and I really really don't want the government involved in it. They obviously screw everything else up, so why let them have my healthcare?
Seriously, the free market is the way to go on the Healthcare problem. Sure, it isn't perfect but it's leaps and bounds greater than anything Socialism has to offer. I for one hope that the system crashes and burns in San Francisco so that everyone will finally see how idiotic it is.
July 02, 2007
Take THAT Mainstream Media.
So, being the Sony supporter that I am, and military supporter, I like to brag on the makers of the Playstation when good things go their way.
1) Good News - The news that Eternal Sonata is coming to the PS3. Good news for me considering I'm an avid R.P.G. player and a game that approaches a story like this one certainly gets my attention.
2) Bad News - Rumors are starting to surface that the PS3 version of Beautiful Katamari has been cancelled so they can focus on a Wii version. The news story surfaced on IGN, but has not been confirmed by Namco-Bandai and the mainsite still lists the PS3 and 360 as it's target systems. The reporter that broke the story is also IGN's Nintendo representative so It's possible he jumped the gun out of fandom.
Not that we haven't been guilty of that at least once. I'm trying to get confirmation on the story to see if it's actually true, so i'll update once I get a response. Here's to hoping that another game hasn't shifted away from Sony which would further hamper my buying decisions for a next-gen console.
Turns out that the bomb maker, named Daqduq, was comissioned by Iran to make weapons in Iraq to use against American Soldiers. Now, I'm sure the left will come out in droves and start screaming that all of this is speculation, but we already had speculation back in January. I guess this is what some people would call a "compelling argument" then.
One has to ask themselves though....why is a militant group from Lebanon (Hezbollah) reaching all the way across Iraq and dealing with Iran? I may just be connecting the dots here, but considering Hezbollah has dedicated itself to destroying Israel annnnd Iran has done the same thing then I figure their terrorist team-up isn't so shocking.
So, now that we have evidence can we finally lay down the law on these idiots?
But by the recent poll numbers it isn't really helping his chances on becoming the Democratic candidate for the actual election. He's trailing the Harpy (read : Hillary) by double digits in alot of polls now so he'd better start actually spending that money towards advertising if he wants to get his face out there more.
Heck, Edwards is in last place and "I've" seen his mug on television more than the top two frontrunners. Doesn't matter how much money they save up.....they all suck anways.
Like they say : "The worst republican is still better than the best Democrat"
June 29, 2007
However, being a Church-goin' fella myself I have to say that I haven't really looked at Evan Almighty as either "trying to pander to the religious crowd" nor a mockery of the tales of the Bible.
It does have some misguided areas like claiming that God is more interested with random acts of kindness more than salvation and the removal of Sin, but I don't think that Hollywood was trying to rewrite the Dogma here. I just think they were wanting to make a film that anyone could be entertained with and they used a topic that wasn't threatening or offensive (unless your an atheist and in that case you always offended so get over it) to the majority of people who are movie goers anyways.
Besides, the writer calls the movie a "bomb" but it WAS number one at the box office and it's only been out at the box office for a single weekend. Hardly a bomb.
Here is the link.
While watching the news networks and listening to some people on the radio it's like people are sticking their fingers in their ears and saying "lalalalalala" really loud when people start mentioning "terrorism". This is one of the biggest cases of denial I have seen in a while.
They say the devices are similar to the IED type suicide bombs that are used in Iraq, but they still wont add 1 and 1 together to make 2 yet. Oh, now they say there is a muslim website that talks about some kind of punishment for Europe because they knighted Sir Rushdie.
Ah, my bad....how could I have ever thought that the "Religion of Peace" (Islam) was involved.
Apparently thats what I get for using words like "Crap", "Dead, and "Kill". Well, I could be rated NC-17 but then I would have to listen to people complain about how my language is all crappy and inappropriate.
So...in other words...crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap crap.
Update: Looks like all of my crappy crap words pushed my rating up. Who knew? Apparently "CRAP" is all inappropriately crappy.
ZOMG Update: Obviously this rating system is totally askewed and way overly tweeked, but apparently my LAST update also raised my rating as well. Stupid crappy rating system.
June 28, 2007
A lot of the people who have already seen the trailer are saying that this movie is going to suck, but these people have obviously never seen a -real- bad movie.
The fact that Fox is taking this and making something big out of it shows that the production and story is at least going to be entertaining. Besides...it looks like Fox is spending the right amount of time making it look good.
Now, as for a BAD movie.....pretty much anything with Uwe Boll as the director or producer or whatever the role of "crappy movie maker" he calls himself. Thank God that Mr. Boll is nowhere near this film.
The Cloture vote is over and the move to stop debate was defeated. So, as of right now, the "comprehensive piece of crap immigration reform bill" is effectively dead.
So, maybe Congress can get back to better things like looking at their checkbooks and figuring out they are spending way to dang much. Oh, and while they are at it they can finally bring the Fair Tax to the floor so we can get a better tax system.
Just a few suggestions.
June 27, 2007
His conclusion? That sexual orientation is not changeable.
A conclusion I call a bluff on. Why? Well, because I'm not stupid enough to think that anything a person does is beyond their control. There is NO performable act that cannot be stopped and there is no way of thinking that cannot be altered. Mentally insane and Mentally retarded people do not count. Why? Because their problem is that they cannot stop, but they do not understand basic rules any longer. They do not know any better.
Any man or woman controls who they have sexual interaction with. Just as any man or woman can control if they wish to steal from someone, or assault someone, or even murder someone. If one type of deviant behavior (call me a homophobe if you want but by even liberal's oh so great "evolutionary theory" it would be considered a deviant mutation.) is being accepted then what is to stop all types of deviant behavior from being accepted as natural.
Perhaps natives of the Arabian peninsula are genetically predisposed to suicide and rage? Perhaps serial killers are just genetically predisposed to committing heinous acts of disaster against other human beings? I guess the insanity of men/women trying to copulate with animals is acceptable behavior as well?
Obviously, the only sane answer to all of those questions is "No, those people can control what they do", so why does Homosexuality and Bisexuality get a pass? Because it is agenda driven. The Homosexual crowd thrives on the notion that they might be able to formulate an excuse for their actions. Despite the fact that there has been no corralation between genetics AND homosexuality in any scientific experiment the left will continue claiming otherwise.
Dostoevsky made a wonderful comment that rings terrifyingly true. His words: "If God is dead, then all things are permissible" speaks of a terrible truth in today's modern world where morality and self-control are scorned and instead a society of excuses and carnal attributes reside.
Ed. Note - In writing this I only have one apology to make. Not to the people whom it might offend, for it is my observation and we are all entitled to that. However, I will apologize for the intense heavy nature of my post. I am usually not so humorless and callous, but when ignorance is being passed off as science I must step in and try to correct the damage that it does.
Wow, 1500 - 2500 malfunctioning systems being sent overseas for repairs a day? That doesn't even take in to consideration the number of units they keep in house to fix right here in America. I understand that the 360 has a larger library of games than any of the other next-gen consoles, but if your spending all your time repairing your system rather than playing your games.....it's just not worth it.
This piece also doesn't cover the other known defect of the 360 permanently damaging DVD's and game CD's by dragging the reflective surface across the readng eye. It creates a "ditch" in the surface making your games unreadable.
Instant $60.00 coaster.
Sorry, but i'm just not going to bite yet. I haven't decided what next-gen console I want just yet, but I can safely say that the choices are now just narrowed down to the Wii or the PS3.
June 26, 2007
The list of all the supporters of the Amnesty bill is up at the Senate's main web page. I refuse to link to the site because I wish to no longer associate with the idiocy that is just pooling out of our elected officials nowadays.
I only find comfort in knowing that my state senators were ballsy enough to stand up to the Democrats and their fellow Republicans and say NO on this stupid, ignorant piece of legislation.
In that I only find a small bit of comfort.
How is that a pick me up? Because, when Fred Thompson says "everything is going to be ok" then by GOD it will be.
I'll update more when I get a link to put up. I'm just waiting to see my conservative bretheren flip out after all of them get the news.
Evolution Of An Internet Sensation
That's the best compilation of the "Dramatic Chipmunk!" video I have seen. the video says it all and it just gets funnier as it goes.
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