I went to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus yesterday with my family. It was quite a show, most of the time I avoided taking pictures so I could catch more of the action. One of the more impressive aspects was a close up look at the animals.
The protesters outside tell us about the poor conditions these animals are kept in. I don’t doubt that a circus is not really a place for wild animals. During the intermission Ringling Brothers gives their side, speaking about their donations to wildlife charities, and the possibility of reintroduction of endangered species.Uncategorized | Comment (0)
Far from being a tyrant, the one God in heaven handed down ten rules. When at war with false gods, golden calves, etc. He has customarily suspended His ‘Don’t kill’ rule.
Contrast this to the rule of man. We have created entire professions dedicated to the study and application of the rule of man. The more the State exalts itself as a false idol, the more rules it has. It need only to declare a war, to gather itself even more rules.
Their scope and breadth is such that everyone even in the most free societies has violated them, allowing for arbitrary and unfair enforcement. Many won’t admit to this, so I’ll give a trivial example. If we went back in time and enforced every moment you exceeded the speed limit, every driver in America would owe every dollar they ever will make to the State.
For two thousand years, the Lamb’s wrath has built over blood shed by the enemies of His Father. Great will be the superficial splendor of the one government the will rule a world poised to oppose the Lamb’s return.
How many rules will expedite the free flow of the merchants’ wealth, while segregating people into markets and ghettos that allow for maximum exploitation and maximum ignorance of the trials of others. But it’s leader will be so ‘caring’. With rules extending to every aspect of your life. You will know where and how your money should be spent, who to associate with, and especially how to raise kids.
Even science will obey the law. We see this already, where e-cigarettes are said to contain hundreds (or more) of harmful chemicals, like real cigarettes. Yet there is no combustion – where did the chemicals not in the liquid vaporized come from? People making the rules need them to be there to make more rules, so they are.
Surely a religion expecting Jesus will return and overthrow this government will be deemed harmful by said government. So you can believe in Jesus, but either He already came back (in a spiritual, not accomplishing much at all sense), or you are going to disappear before the bad government appears. People believing otherwise tend to make drastic decisions. Does there need to be a rule about their raising children?
I mean, there is an awful lot of dead or in jail among the early church leaders. This was a badge of credibility in the New Testament. Not really what you want to hear if you like to make rules. Outside of African-American civil rights leaders, this aspect of Christianity is usually downplayed.
DARPA has brought us many great things, but I’m not looking forward to the synthetic telepathy being completed. I don’t think you want release 6, revision 6, mark 6. Every time you think Jesus might really be here, organizing resistance, it’s going to guide your thoughts back onto the correct path.
You aren’t thinking of removing it are you? You aren’t some Middle Eastern terrorist.
You like people like you, and they buy lots of X, and their kids do Y and Z. People that perform other activities have no reason for doing so, and no one in any way pushed them towards it.
“Uncle Sam Wong, thank you for watching over Abby and Mommy and Daddy. In Dear Leader’s name we pray. Amen.”
This is always how you prayed, and Chimerica has always been fighting a terrorist named Jesus. If that were really Jesus, you would have been Raptured by now.Filed under SelectQuote | Comment (0)
Patrick Soltani was a Linux/BSD administrator who I worked with at SelectQuote. It appears that he was subjected to similar impersonation tactics.
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If I Google on Patrick Soltani and UltraDNS (where the man I knew once worked), I do see him answering questions about FreeBSD on mailing lists. Like I said, he was a BSD guy, and he sounds knowledgeable in those exchanges.
You may recall that there was an attempt to create fake profiles for me as well. I got them taken down for impersonation, but I have screenshots if you follow my link. What is going on at SelectQuote that false pasts must be created for people?
When someone says that they’re going to kill children, be on the safe side. The threat posed by SelectQuote is more serious when you look at the the people they may have used to do their dirty work.
Leland Yee is alleged to have dealings with insurance industry lobbyists. You might think that a political start on the San Francisco school board would make him family friendly, but look at the company he keeps.
Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow ran prostitution rings for the Wo Hop To Triad. His brothel in Pacifica, CA was alleged to have 13, 14 year old girls. That’s middle school! Hard to believe that there were no threats or violence in that arrangement.SelectQuote | Comment (0)
So I’ve decided to get some more use out of this code, and I am starting to post to GitHub. My first up is the code kata that landed me my role at Framehawk. In the kata, I implement a top ten list for a high volume webstore. This uses an in memory data structure, updated asynchronously from a database.
These examples are not production code, rather just answers to programming tests from the associated companies. Usually they were done under time constraints, and always under the constraint of competing requests for interviews or time spent on tests from other companies. Still, until I make some contributions to Apache Spark, this at least gives viewers a small taste of what I offer a company.Uncategorized | Comment (0)
Videos from Abby’s birthday party with Sayuri. It was a lot of fun. Many of her classmates came, and we had a short appearance from far away Michigan with Soji, Hiromi, and Erica.SelectQuote | Comment (0)