Thursday, October 18, 2012

America... between the rock and the hard place.

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As I watch from afar something strikes me as being both amusing as well as disturbing.
The next president will either be the present one, Barak Obama or Mitt Rommey.
Both are not 100% Christian when weighed by the Bible according to Matthew 7:16 "Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?" The present day job description of politician makes this contrary to God's word very often and seems to be counter to biblical practices and directives. Yet many voters are being asked to judge them on biblical principles and vote accordingly. 
So what should a Christian voter do when posed with such a dilemma? Jesus wants us to be the salt of this world by participating not only at church level but at community and national level as well as shown in 1 Peter 2:13-17 , for us South Africans it is somewhat easier as there are political parties that have based their doctrine on biblical guidelines but for the US Christian it is less easy as the two parties have different views on biblical guidance. This is of course compounded as mentioned by the candidate's stance on the issues as well and their perceived relationship with God based on their respective professed faiths.
Only prayer (James 1.5) can give them those answers and I will be praying that God will give the Christians in the USA the discernment to vote not as they wish, but as God wishes. 
We should all remember this in our daily walk when we need to make decisions. 
Psalm 25:12 "The Lord shows his faithful followers the way they should live."

Note: I have started using NETBibleTagger in my blogs, it is very handy in that it automatically tags and quotes scripture references on the blog from Bible ORG.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Well now!

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Is this not what we skeptics have been saying all along! 
Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released... and here is the chart to prove it
  • The figures reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012 there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures
  • This means that the ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996
The article is a resounding blow for all proponents of "Globull Warming" and should cause us to question governments legislation and taxes that have led to increases in energy bills for all citizens of earth. One could say that all this hot air is one of the causes for the global financial crisis. 
Loved this gem... "But the evidence is beginning to suggest that it may be happening much slower than the catastrophists have claimed – a conclusion with enormous policy implications." What that implies is that we have been scammed all this time, both by scientists using faulty data and models and the politicians that feed them!

Good grief what is Al Gore going to do now!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Volcanoes under the artic

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and somehow the "experts" discount the influence on the ice sheet? Pull the other one please. The Gakkel Ridge is dotted with volcanoes and hot water vents and since the discovery in the 1950's there seems to have been an increase in the activity of the geothermal sources, my common sense tells me this is the overlying reason for the increased loss of ice cover and not climate cahnge per se. Especially when one looks at the map... it lies in the centre of the artic se and one can compare it to the element inside an electric kettle, sooner or later it will heat up the water above it and disturb the existing thermoclines which would have shieded the ice from the warm water. Heat will eventually find a way to rise to the top of a thermal system... basic physics! This of course has been kept rather quite in the media as it does not fit in well with the popular scenario of Climate Change. Tectonic activity is also why part of the Antartic ice shelf is melting while the rest of the continent is recoding record ice levels. 
Yes, we are living in changing climatic conditions but there are bigger influences from earth and space than the puny species homo sapiens can ever imagine. Having said that we should be guardians over our little patch in any case but to presume that we can influence the winds is taking things out of perspective. Bear in mind that we should always remember who is really in control...
Psalm 8:4 "What is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him?"

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Miss you Dad

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It is your birthday.
Your first with mom in  heaven.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Lara Logan tells it like it is.

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This needs to be heard and understood once and for all... from BGA... a brave journalist from South Africa tells us what we face as non believers.
The extremists base their hate on a book that condones and encourages war and evil.
al-Taqiyya is the practice of deception to further the aims of jihad. It is an ideological war between good and evil.
"Allah's Apostle said, "Who is willing to kill Ka'b bin Al-Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle?" Thereupon Muhammad bin Maslama got up saying, "O Allah's Apostle! Would you like that I kill him?" The Prophet said, "Yes," Muhammad bin Maslama said, "Then allow me to say a (false) thing (i.e. to deceive Kab). "The Prophet said, "You may say it." - Hadith 5.59.369

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nothing new...

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about bugs extracting gold... we have been doing so fo many years in fact... just Google "bacteria used in south african gold refining" and let the lesson begin...

I hate journalist that are sloppy in fact checking... especially when it comes from a favorite on line read like Gizimodo. Let us then remember this quote...

[Bacteria are the] dark matter of the biological world [with 4 million mostly unknown species in a ton of soil]. Edward O. Wilson