Friday, September 29, 2006

Friday's Dumbass Award...

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goes to these two bright gentlemen...
"Metro police, who have promised to crack down on corruption in recent months, are baffled by the actions of their own men, especially as they were aware that a camera was covering the area."

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Time to buy swords

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I found this over at Samizdata quote of the day and he calls it the Quote of the millennium... let me explain;
This is the quote by Jesus from Luke 22:36 NIV...
He said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one".
Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take [it], and likewise [his] scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. KJV
Why did He say this? When one looks at this verse it actually sems like He was proposing violence. However one has to look at the context and to me the actual meaning is that somtimes Christians need to be prepared to defend themselves from violence with violent means, especially when the persons do not want to hear the message of peace that He brought to the world.
Today we live in such times... many have heard the Word but resist it violently, no one can tell me that many of islam's top leaders and teachers have not heard what Jesus stands for yet they reject the stone... They are the reason Christians are allowed to go and buy a sword...
There are other interpretations but as I apply Occam's razor this is the most sensible meaning to me. Yes, verse 37 explains how He must be regarded as a transgressor, however having a sword (actually a dagger as I have found out) was not an offence but deemed to be essential to one's survival in those times.
He did not want his followers to go about beheading those that did not want to convert but conversely He did not want his followers to let evildoers have free reign over his followers... when we see evil being perpetrated He does not want us to be spectators but to use the sword to fight the evildoer... all the time saying a prayer of course...

Monday, September 25, 2006

Pondering the question...

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was this a "Strafing Run" by ET's? You be the judge...
I would rather use Occam's Razor by comparing this to what we have seen in recent history, that gives me one answer and that is asteroids/comets/other bits of space rock still floating around the sun that happen to get torn up and come down in a line like what we saw happening on Jupiter a few years ago with the Shoemaker-Levy comet demise...
My question would also be... Where are the remains of the "target"?
That would be the kicker...

Sunday, September 24, 2006

8 and counting

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This year has been a very quite year in the Atlantic as far as Hurricanes go, Ernesto was the only one to make serious land fall on the North American continent, the others were all more of a Tropical storm class and all seem to have veered north up the central Atlantic so far. If this is what Global Warming is going to do then stoke the fires!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Tigers don't cry

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Martin van Straaten, #2 of the 3 plane Sasol Tigers aerobatic team was killed today when his L29 Delfin crashed off Milnerton, no one is sure why it happened. We all mourn the loss of a brilliant aviator. This is second fatal accident with this team over the period since they first got together to form the team in 2002.

" . . . If I take the wings of the morning,and dwell in the innermost parts of the sea." Charles A. Lindberg

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Sunflower Day

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Have you got your bandana yet? Tomorrow is National Bandana Day!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Surf's Up!

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Yay... we did it and showed a finger to that
Great White that has been prowling that part of the sea as well.

"Organisers say that 73 surfers managed to stay upright for five seconds, beating the previous best of 44."
Since this was a surfing thing done in Africa one song sprang out like a Shark breaching!
By the Beach Boys from the 70's...

Surfin' Safari

Let's go surfin' now
Everybody's learning how
Come on and safari with me
(Come on and safari with...)

Early in the morning we'll be startin out
Some honeys will be comin' along
We're loadin' up my woody
with the boards inside
and heading out singing our song

Come on (surf route) baby wait and see (surfin' safari)
Yes I'm gonna (surf route) take you surfin' (surfin' safari) with me
Come along (surf route) baby wait and see (surfin' safari)
Yes I'm gonna (surf route) take you surfin' (surfin' safari) with me

Let's go surfin' now
Everybody's learning how
Come on and safari with me
(Come on and safari with...)

At Huntington and Malibu
They're shooting the pier
At Rincon they're walking the nose
We're going on safari to the islands this year
So if you're coming get ready to go

Come on (surf route) baby wait and see (surfin' safari)
Yes I'm gonna (surf route) take you surfin' (surfin' safari) with me
Come along (surf route) baby wait and see (surfin' safari)
Yes I'm gonna (surf route) take you surfin' (surfin' safari) with me

Let's go surfin' now
Everybody's learning how
Come on and safari with me
(Come on and safari with...)

They’re anglin’ in Laguna in Cerro Azul
They’re kicking out in Dohini too
I tell you surfin’s mighty wild
It’s getting bigger every day
From Hawaii to the shores of Peru

Come on (surf route) baby wait and see (surfin' safari)
Yes I'm gonna (surf route) take you surfin' (surfin' safari) with me
Come along (surf route) baby wait and see (surfin' safari)
Yes I'm gonna (surf route) take you surfin' (surfin' safari) with me

Let's go surfin' now
Everybody's learning how
Come on and safari with me
(Come on and safari with...)

With me
(Surfin' Safari)
Yeah me
(Surfin' Safari)
With me
(Surfin' Safari)
Yeah me
(Surfin' Safari)
With me

That brings back memories...
"I've spent most of my entire life surfing, the rest I've wasted." Unknown from; Surfing: A Surfers Directory

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Absinthe & Cookies on a birthday

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Roberta was in a quandary when writing "Invitations to Cross Rivers In New Shoes".
The way I see it in my crude manly way is that you will only get one thing asked when you get to the Pearly Gates;
"Did you love one another as I love you?" not were you Protestant or Catholic...
Jesus invented KISS when he told us to have faith like a child, it is so simple that we cannot grasp that is all He requires. We try and find other reasons in Theology, we invent reasons to rend the Body of Christ by adhering to different denominations, it is all vanity... all He asked is that we believe that He died for our sins and that we love one another... plain and simple.

Where and how you worship is an earthly matter and should not be dwelled upon too deeply as far as I am concerned, as long as the preacher teaches the Truth, applies KISS and you feel welcome to attend then that should be all that matters.
Oh... they must serve tea and cake or cookies after the service! Not doing so is a mortal sin...
In any case I enjoy my visits to her blog, still have to try that Absinthe though... personally I am a Rum afficianado... but that is just me...

Speaking of cake... my son is celebrating 22 years on the blue dot, all I can say is no man could have a finer son!
Sometimes a diamond falls from the tree... Love you Ouboet!

"Religion is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions."
Author Unknown

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Pope inspired...

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With the current wave of anguish sweeping the islamic sphere of the world regarding the Papal speech that has been taken out of context I have become inspired to pen a ditty to remind us all we should remember who they really worship and what it is all about...

Rage against the moon.

Time to stand, time to rise...
rise up and rage against the moon.
Time to defy the tyrant
time to identify the target
time to define a meaning
time to speak the truth!

Time to stand, time to rise...
rise up and rage against the moon.
god of wrath
god of hate
god of intolerance
god of the moon!

Time to stand, time to rise...
rise up and rage against the moon.
We will not submit
we will not be complacent
we will not be silent
we will not fear the truth!

Time to stand, time to rise...
rise up and rage against the moon.
Will you hear the truth
will you see the danger
will you understand the evil
will you stand up!

Time to stand, time to rise...
rise up and rage against the moon.

When a group of people who profess to be followers of a religion of peace get into a rage by the Pope's speech then one must wonder what they understand of the meaning of peace, I read it as well and shake my head and wonder why they are so upset...

Friday, September 15, 2006

RIP Oriana Fallaci

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This was a lady who was not afraid to speak the truth about the danger of islamic expansionism. All the links mentioned at Hyscience are well worth reading as well as her works. Oriana will not be forgotten...

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Sweet taste...

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Your Taste in Music:

80's Pop: Highest Influence
80's Rock: Highest Influence
90's Alternative: Highest Influence
90's Pop: Highest Influence
Classic Rock: Highest Influence

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Eish... should I plunge in with the fishes?

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I just noticed my promotion...
I'm a
Flippery Fish
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

It sure beats being a Slimy Mollusc... and to top it all Blogger wants me to test drive the new version of Blogger (in beta)... being more curious than a herd of cats and not one that is afraid to try out new things I may just do that this week... So... If you no longer see me I am away in the nether regions of Betavoid...

Update: 15h08
I am going to tweak the new layout by saving this one first then cut and paste it till it works properly.
The Beta has labels etc and some other nifty tricks I want to try so bear with me while I tinker under the hood...

By the way... Welcome to Groanin' Jock, he is new to the Blogosphere and has just started!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Lest we forget...

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Bloggers have united to remeber the 2996 slain...
"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Sunday, September 10, 2006

What's your favorite thing about Rockbrook...

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my daughter being a Councellor, thats her on the right with the huge grin! From all reports she had a very busy time but enjoyed it immensly...
Talking of favourite things... She should be winging her way back to Sunny South Africa on 911... just in time for our next cold front! Some spring we are having... I think today's quote sums her time in the States up perfectley.
"All things are difficult before they are easy." Dr. Thomas Fuller (1654 - 1734), Gnomologia, 1732

Friday, September 08, 2006

Hoodia thunk..

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Hoodia Review This blog is full of horse manure... Seems like this is the next slimming scam to hit the world... last I heard is that Hoodia is only availabe from one legitimate source. Methinks there is a lot of other herbage being sold as the real thing?
I just want to say to all those trying to lose weight out there... "caveat emptor". By the way Google gives this when you type "Hoodia" - Results 1 - 10 of about 14,900,000 for hoodia. (0.15 seconds)... 14 Million references! Go figure... More hits than "Failure"...
As this plant is not as plentifull as one would imagine from all the sites selling it one has to conclude that there is some "substitution" going on. If the amount being sold on the web could be multiplied by a factor of 1 then there should not be any live specimens any more! I for one know that there are no truckloads full being shipped fromm the Kalahari desert so this is an awefull scam being perpetrated on the unsuspecting public.
Update: Some interesting info here that supports my theory...Feature articles on hoodia.
"The argument that making contraceptives available to young people would prevent teen pregnancies is ridiculous. That's like offering a cookbook as a cure to people who are trying to lose weight." Jerry Falwell (1933 - )

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Crocodile tears...

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Moonbat feminists and underachiever Germaine Greer has attacked Steve Irwin's achievements in a horrid way, so I want to know hagface, what have you done for the World lately? Quite frankly I would rather have 100 more Irwins than one more Greer... I for one will not be shedding any crocodile tears at her demise...
Prune juice anyone?

"Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm." Malayan Proverb

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Who wants to have the bed made?

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The Man took off all the sheets from the bed and when he came back I was chasing dream mice...



"You can't look at a sleeping cat and be tense." Jane Pauley - From...
Jeroen Kessels cat quotes

Beware the Wrath of a Kafir... a warning to Osama

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Greetings Turbanface.
This is a warning. It has come to my attention that you or some of your fellow islamothugs wish to cause mayhem and havoc in the near future.

My sweet daughter is making use of public transport in her travels around the globe, this puts you all at grave risk!Let us make one thing very succinct. You and your mates had better plan on not harming one hair on her head because if you should so much cause a flutter of panic in her heart I will come a hunting and you do not want this mild mannered half Scot pissed off with you.You think the Yanks are mad at you! Wait till I get my hands on your puss filled bodies, you will wish that you had never sat in a madrassa getting your head filled with hatefull islamic bullshit, you will wish that your great great grandfather had accidentaly eunuched himself! I am not a subscriber to the Geneva convention nor do I believe in beating about the bush... I will MOER you, I will wipe you off the face of the planet, you and anyone that is even remotely related to you by the slenderest strand of DNA.
However... and this I doubt. If you were to see the light and error of your ways and decide to disown the religion of hate and disband your gangs of thugs... giving up all your weapons and recognising the right of the individual to worship the deity of choice and to have the freedoms that any human should enjoy I will spare you the indignities I would visit upon you if you should choose otherwise...
So... Turbanface... it is all up to you if you wish to live in peace or die in agony... Whatchagonnado?
Your Potential Nemesis

Yeah right... like this will work! - Pakistan 'Taleban' in peace deal

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Pakistan 'Taleban' in peace deal This sounds like a sweet deal for Osama... even though Pakistan is backpedalling on this report... you know that "where there is smoke, there is fire" thing? I have always taken a dim view of Pakistan's efforts in the GWOT... half hearted is putting it lightly... Mark my words... this is still going to bite the anti terrorist forces in the butt...

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Flat Taps!

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Great racing fun! The sprinklers worked splendidly and now we know where we need to drop more water and where not to.

“If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.” Mario Andretti