Random, and yet a long time coming

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Well, in a way this is somewhat random. And yet, it has been a long time coming I suppose. In recent years (mostly the last year and a half), I have been getting a lot of my news from alternative sources like, youtube, podcasts, and other none-mainstream news outlets. As a result, I have been listening to a few podcasts at work. And I have decided that perhaps this is something I could get into doing.

I am officially going to be starting a podcast.

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The thing that finally tipped me over the edge and prompted me to take the leap has been a few things. One, a large percentage of what I post on this site is perspective based outlooks on current events in either the space and science arena or the geopolitical world. I tend to lean toward having a view based on my stance as a Christian. With that, the other thing that prompted this decision is the fact that a few major things happened in the science world this last week that I was surprised to find no one else touching on in the alternative outlets.

Two examples of what I am talking about would be the earth footage licensure of 1992, and the AADHAR refutation update.

With that, the podcast will mostly be a reflective podcast that highlights current events in the world from the perspective of an Enclosed Cosmology, Young Earth Creationist, Protestant Christian that prefers the KJV bible. Obviously, the podcast will be called “I Must be Ignorant”, or something to that effect.

After all, it is a fitting title, considering the host… right?

I am not sure when this thing will take off or how often I will post to it, but currently the goal would be for it to become a biweekly podcast on current events. I had a friend from church line me out with the right editing software along with mic and accessories. At this point I am just waiting on the mic and stuff to come in the mail. In the meantime I plan to hash out an intro among other things.

 

Things happening at the shop in 2018

Today the store reached and exceeded 4,500 sales. That’s not bad considering the etsy store is more of a side hobby than something that I actually put a lot of time into. With that, I have made some big decisions regarding the store that are going to affect what happens with it through the rest of 2018. With that, I thought I would post a little update about it.

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For the rest of the 2018 year (another 8 months), I plan to refrain from restocking my sold out items. And in turn, flush out a lot of my inventory. The reason for this is simple. I have decided to become a lot more selective about what type of items I put on the store. I am considering getting away from traditional pin buttons and venturing into enamel pins. I am also considering doing an entire line of bible story themed patches (making those items the primary theme of the store). But before I take the store into an entirely new direction in 2019, I need to flush out a lot of the existing inventory without just outright giving it away like I did last year with my horror movie patches.

Illegal to post footage of earth from space?

According to SpaceX, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently told the company to apply for a license for its cameras equipped to the rocket. A federal law passed in 1992 requires commercial spacecraft taking images or video of Earth to have this license, but it’s an unusual demand considering SpaceX and other private space companies have already streamed footage of Earth from orbit a number of times before. Plus, the NOAA is typically preoccupied with studying the climate rather than monitoring commercial satellites. So what gives? One theory is that SpaceX’s high-profile launch of “Starman” in CEO Elon Musk’s Tesla this February could have caught the NOAA’s eye.

You know… I can’t help but wonder. Could it be in the slightest, a possibility that stricter regulation of such footage may be a result of discrepancies between everyone out there posting footage?

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You know, like the footage shown above that suggests one entire half of the earth contains zero land. Or…

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What about this above footage that shows one entire half of the earth containing zero water? It could just be ignorant ol’ me, but I tend to side with the possibility that these discrepancies are beginning to become a little bit of a problem for the one percent.

Got’a lay down them regulations… you know.

2 Peter 3:5 – For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water.

Who are we kidding, right? I’m ignorant.

According to actual “live commercial footage“,  the following is a closer representation of what our planet actually looks like.

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The one percent better start regulating who can share footage if they intend to keep the long standing status quo alive.

Aadhaar, the bible, and economics

Last summer I posted about a new economic system over in India, called Aadhaar. The reason why this system caught my attention back then is due to the fact that it pretty much mirrors what the bible describes in the book of Revelation as being the “mark” of the beast. You know… the one that forces the “no one can buy or sell unless they have it” type of stuff.

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And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. – Revelation 13:16-17

Well, I am posting about it again because something rather exciting happened with it earlier this month.

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Outlook India, a news website for that region of the world posted an article about the Aadhaar system that I think was rather titillating, if you ask me. In short, a Christian went to the Supreme Court suggesting that they could not participate in the program because it essentially lines up with how they view what is represented in the last chapter of the bible.

John Abraham (ironic name), the man and his family that were personally affected by this system (thus taking it to the courts), essentially states that his son was unable to attend school because he wasn’t participating in the system. But, don’t take my word for it. Here is a small expert from the article.

The Supreme Court, which is hearing a slew of petitions on the Constitutional validity of Aadhar, was on Tuesday faced with a peculiar petition by a devout Christian’ seeking exemption from submitting biometric data citing “religious belief”.

Petitioner John Abraham, whose son was not allowed to enter school after he denied giving biometric details on the ground that their religion does not permit it, said it has become impossible for a person to go about their everyday lives without having an Aadhaar.”

I don’t know about you, but I find this type of news very exciting. The end of the modern era and the ushering in of the New Jerusalem is right around the corner. And it’s content like this that causes one to top, take in a deep breath, and know that what I am saying is true.

And with this excitement in mind, I can’t help but look at the statistics for how many people are actually participating in this system over in India.

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As shown from the 2016-2017 Aadhaar ID insight report (directly from the horse’s mouth), 80% of India has enrolled into this program at more than 1.14 billion people in just two years.

It’s coming, people.

But hey, what do I know… right? I clearly must be ignorant.

Disappointed with the trash on Pureflix

So, I am a hard core conservative Christian despite my early 2000’s post rocker dad look. With that, my household recently put down Netflix and replaced it with Pureflix. And honestly, I have to admit… I am disappointed.

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Don’t get me wrong… okay. I understand that this company is getting by simply by stating that they offer “family friendly” as well as “Christian” alternatives to stuff like Netflix and Hulu. I however can’t help but get aggravated as a Christian when I come across some of the stuff that has found its way onto the Pureflix platform.

Just to give a few examples of what I am talking about, it breaks my heart as a Christian to see the following content being promoted on what is supposed to be considered a “Christian alternative”.     

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Tad, the lost explorer – An animated film that promotes Babylonian mysticisms. Not only did this film blatantly offer an alternative way to eternal life, but there were a few minor instances of foul language. There was a lot of sexual tension in this one.      

Tappy Toes – Although this is a cute short, the underlying message that is pushed rather hard in the first ten minutes is Darwinian Evolution. Not only that, but this film subtly promotes the raising of children in a same sex parent based household.

Jungle Shuffle – The first ten minutes of this movie has its main characters suggesting that they need to build a statue of a god so that they can worship the statue in order for the forest to be safe. Do I honestly need to say more? The bible clearly has its thoughts on idol worship.  

Now, I am not suggesting that there is nothing good on this platform. I just find it rather disappointing that this is even something that needs to be monitored for content. It’s pretty sad if you ask me. With this “need to screen” concept in place, I decided to look into how much Pureflix promotes itself as being “Christian“… seeing as to how a lot of what they promote clearly is nothing of the sort. 

With that, I found this article on the Pureflix website pretty hilarious. 

In the article they indicate that many of the top celebrities in Hollywood are in fact “Christian”. For example, The Rock. The article says that… (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson enjoyed a career as a pro wrestler that eventually led to his success as an actor. He says he has a special relationship with God that helped him through depression, among other struggles, and that he counts his blessings daily.)

These people can’t be serious!!! Here is a skit that The Rock did just last year about depression, of all things, where he promotes drug use and even says the phrase “Hail Satan”.

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. – Mathew 7:16-20

Anyway, my rant is over. Needless to say… I am disappointed. It’s probably just me, but it might merely be a sign of the end. Who are we kidding though… I clearly must be ignorant and am just overthinking things. 

 

Eyes to the heavens in suspense

A while back on September 23rd of last year some super epic stuff happened in the heavens in relation to Revelation 12. I posted a few blogs leading up to the date as well as afterward. It was a pretty awesome thing to see happen in my lifetime for sure, as a Christian. It was exciting to me, at least.

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Anyway, being the kind of person that I am… I occasionally look at my SkyView app on my phone just to see where things are at in the sky. And honestly, I will probably be doing it more often now that I have a new Nikon P900 (plans to try capturing pictures of Jupiter’s moons and Saturn’s rings in the near future).

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Having said all of that, I was looking at the SkyView app this week and find it pretty hilarious to find Jupiter where it currently resides. Ironic enough in fact to share it here.

According to Astrogaph, in astrology, Jupiter is the planet of faith,  hope, and morality. I find that rather hilarious, considering the fact that Virgo the virgin gave birth to him last year.

From Latin Iuppiter, which was ultimately derived from the Indo-European *Dyeu-pater, composed of the elements Dyeus and pater “father”. Jupiter was the supreme god in Roman mythology. The Greek Pantheon of Jupiter recognized this celestial body as the king of the heavens (you know, Jesus being born from a virgin or something because he is the king).

Anyway, I think you get the point. So, here is the new thing that I found ironic this week.

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Of all the places that Jupiter could have gone after being born of a virgin, it found its way toward Libra. Libra is a constellation who’s name is Latin for weighing scales. It is fairly faint, with no first magnitude stars, and lies between Virgo to the west and Scorpius to the east. In the bible scales represent, among other things, judgement.

And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. – Revelation 19:11

Having said all of that… I find it rather hilarious that the bible says that the sun, moon, and stars are for times, seasons, and signs. And here we have the King of faith and hope being born of a virgin… and then moving right into judgement. I could go even further by pointing out the fact that Scorpio is right there… but I will save that for a later post, as this post is already a little lengthy.

Finally hitting the mainstream Media

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The all seeing eye symbol branded CBS finally decided to cover the topic of real time facial reconfiguration after some NSL footage started floating around on the internet. The funny thing is… you know good and well that this technology is farther along than they are claiming. And if it isn’t, it is only a matter of time before this stuff starts making the mainstream world rife with new problems.

Next time some footage surfaces of a senator acting inappropriate, they will now be able to claim that it was “fake” or “doctored” footage. The implications are pretty big. You could even produce footage of a primary leader of any country claiming to have launched weapons, causing panic. Or better yet, cause a statue to appear to have come to life.

Personally, I think this stuff is hilarious.

And the fact that it took this long for mainstream coverage of the topic to occur is even more entertaining. This stuff has been around for a while.

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Anyway, this is what I have to say about all of this nonsense in closing. Who honestly cares… 90% of what you see on the internet and television these days is already fake anyway. Having them finally admit it to a small degree is no surprise.

He deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. – Revelation 13:14-15

But hey, what do I know right? I am clearly just being ignorant.

Sun rise from more than 250 miles high

Okay, so I have an honest question. You have on record people like Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Carl Sagan, and others such as Stuart Clark… a well-known astronomer stating that you can irrefutably see the curvature of the earth by merely climbing a mountain or even taking a ride on an airplane. First off, the tallest mountain in the world doesn’t even exceed 6 miles in elevation. As for an airplane, commercial grade planes generally stick to an altitude of around 6 to 8 miles high.

So… here is the question.

If I can see the curvature of the earth at only 5 to 8 miles in altitude as suggested by the most brilliant minds of our time, then why is it that the following footage from the ISS exists?

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According to science people (you know, the ones that do our thinking for us), the International Space Station maintains an altitude of more than 250 miles. I don’t know about you, but that sun rise definitely looks like it is taking place against a rather horizontal line.

And if you want to argue that the footage isn’t form the ISS, then here is where I got it from. This video was published by NASA on March 5th, just yesterday. They spend the duration of the video interviewing the ISS with some school students. And then, boom… they decided to close with a shot of the sun rise from the ISS while showing the solar panels in the bottom of the shot. The footage in question starts at roughly the 21 minute mark.

If I can’t see the curvature at 250 miles in altitude, what in the world makes people like Bill, Neil, Sagan, and Stuart so adamant about observing it at the 5 miles mark?