Tifiamo Scaramouche!        
Tifiamo Scaramouche è una raccolta di racconti in quattro volumi che possono essere scaricati liberamente in formato PDF dal sito dei Wu Ming. Si tratta di una fan fiction derivante da L'armata dei sonnambuli, l'ultimo romanzo storico del collettivo uscito nel 2014.

A curare la raccolta è stato Simone Scaffidi L. Da un'idea di: Pietro Pace, Mauro Vanetti e Alessandro Villari (Avvocato Laser). Il progetto grafico e l'impaginazione si devono a Franco Berteni (Mr Mill) e Simone Scaffidi L. La copertina e le illustrazioni sono di Alessandro Caligaris e Francesca Sibona.

Qui di seguito, ecco il mio contributo, pubblicato nel terzo volume della raccolta. Buona lettura.


Il flauto tradito
Parigi, 1801

1.

A suo modo, Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith era un uomo generoso. La sera del 20 agosto 1801, dopo la trionfale prima della sua opera I misteri d'Iside al Teatro della Repubblica, il compositore offrì la cena all'intera troupe, comparse e suggeritore compresi.
Benché relegate al tavolo meno prestigioso dell'ampia sala del ristorante, le due comparse Léo Modonnet e Emanuele Gizzio potevano udire facilmente i discorsi del tavolo principale, quello dove sedeva Lachnith assieme al manager del teatro, al librettista Étienne Morel de Chédeville e ai cantanti protagonisti. Per meglio dire, potevano udire il monologo del torrenziale musicista boemo, la cui voce sopravanzava quelle di tutti gli altri.
«Eh sì, caro Chédeville! Il buon Mozart aveva del talento, questo nessuno lo vorrà negare; ma aveva anche un'esecrabile tendenza al lambiccato, all'insolito... In una parola: troppa complicazione! Oggigiorno il pubblico non ne vuole sapere di una musica che sia troppo difficile. La gente vuole ariette semplici, presentate con garbo, che tocchino il cuore senza affaticare il cervello. Prendete il Don Giovanni: quante graziose melodie! Parola mia, credo che abbiamo fatto bene a prenderne una in prestito, per il nostro terzetto. Tuttavia, andiamo... La scena con la statua nel finale secondo... Chi può sopportare una tale rombante cacofonia? Pensate solo questo: in quattro battute, quel povero basso deve cantare tutte e dodici le note della scala cromatica. Sapete? Un mio amico italiano, galantuomo e compositore eminente, mi parlava tempo fa con orrore di un certo quartetto per archi, dove Mozart ha accumulato tante di quelle dissonanze da creare un ripugnante caos, direi quasi un giacobinismo sonoro, dove va completamente perso ogni giusto criterio di gerarchia tra le sette note... Di proposito dico sette, non dodici; giacché nessuno, a meno che il suo orecchio non sia guastato dalla musica per tastiera, crederà mai che un re diesis possa essere uguale a un mi bemolle... Anzi: un re è sempre un re, come dicono in Italia, non è vero?».
«Ma va' curcati, buffuni!» commentò Gizzio a mezza voce.
«Perciò, quando mi fu proposto di allestire per le nostre scene Il Flauto magico, la prima cosa che pensai fu: sta bene; ma, per carità, sfrondiamo! Semplifichiamo!
Smussiamo le asperità del testo! Rendiamo il tutto più comprensibile, più adatto alle orecchie del nostro pubblico. Più elegante, anche. E l'esito così radioso di questa serata ha dimostrato che avevamo avuto pienamente ragione. Prima di tutto: i nomi. Tutti quei Tamino, Papageno e Papagena del testo originale, così goffi e plebei, noi li abbiamo cambiati nei molto più raffinati Isménor, Bochoris e Mona...».
Modonnet rise.
«Non voglio parlare della parte musicale. Ho dovuto lavorare parecchio di forbici e d'ingegno per dare una veste accettabile alla barbarica partitura. Ma, per quanto riguarda il vostro lavoro, Chédeville, potete andare orgoglioso di avere addolcito il carattere di quella terribile regina della notte. Certo, l'aria del secondo atto l'abbiamo dovuta proprio espungere: a parte che è impossibile da cantare, ma quel testo “der hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen...”, “vendetta infernale sento nel mio petto”... Ahimè! Una gentile e amabile donzella come voi, signorina Maillard, avrebbe dovuto intonare tali parole? Per carità! Abbiamo già sofferto abbastanza, qualche anno fa, con quella spaventosa Medea di Cherubini. Basta, basta! I personaggi femminili, a teatro, devono rassicurare, non inquietare! Belle fanciulle, mogli e madri esemplari: questo vuole il nostro distinto pubblico. Perché la gente, la sera, vuole distrarsi dai traffici quotidiani del commercio e della Borsa, e trovare sollievo dalle cure dello Stato. Dirò di più: nell'epoca moderna la gente vuole vivere il proprio tempo come un affascinante, mutevole, infinito spettacolo. In una parola, vuole divertirsi. Il nostro compito è di farli divertire. E questa sera ci siamo riusciti; possiamo affermarlo con fierezza. Brindiamo!».

2.

Erano passate le quattro del mattino quando Modonnet e Gizzio ritornavano al foborgo Sant'Antonio. Davanti alle botteghe dei fornai c'erano già le prime code. I volti e i discorsi delle persone in fila per il pane manifestavano stanchezza, frustrazione, rabbia.
«Quattordici soldi per quattro libbre di pane! Così non si può andare avanti».
«Uno schifo, altro che!».
«Bonaparte non sta facendo un cazzo».
«Sbagli, cittadina. Bonaparte sta facendo parecchio. Solo, non per noialtri».
«Per i grandi proprietari. Per i nobili, gli speculatori, i fornitori dell'esercito e i finanzieri. Per quei merdosi, ecco per chi sta lavorando il Primo console...».
Gizzio sembrava ancora più taciturno del solito. Per tutto il cammino dal centro al foborgo, dove lui e Modonnet abitavano, disse a malapena due parole, eccettuate le strane bestemmie che ogni tanto sputava tra i denti.
«Toglimi una curiosità» gli chiese alla fine Modonnet mentre stavano per arrivare a casa. «Al tuo paese è normale invocare con tanta frequenza la ghigliottina su Gesù Cristo, sulla Madonna e su tutti i santi, come fai tu?».
Gizzio rise amaramente: «Lo facciamo di continuo. Tutti, anche i bambini e i preti. Vieni a vivere un mese dalle mie parti, e capirai».
«Non mi ricordo mai come si chiama la tua città».
«Io stesso vorrei non ricordarmene. Comunque, non è una città: è un villaggio di poche anime sperduto nell'Aspromonte. Ammesso che esista ancora. Non ho sue notizie da due anni, cioè da quando sono venuto qui a Parigi».
Era il discorso più lungo che Modonnet gli avesse mai udito fare.
«Ma no» proseguì Gizzio, come parlando fra sé. «Giudico troppo severamente i miei compaesani. In fondo, nessuno di loro si è arruolato nell'Armata cristiana e reale». Gizzio pronunciò queste ultime parole con una smorfia di disgusto.
«Ne ho sentito parlare» commentò Modonnet. «Le bande del cardinale Ruffo, non è vero? Una specie di Vandea...».
«Molto peggio. I vandeani, almeno, sapevano per cosa combattevano; i sanfedisti invece si sono solo fatti affascinare dai feudatari e dai preti. Hanno avuto quello che si meritavano. Li aspettano altri due o tre secoli di dispotismo e di miseria. E ti dico la verità: penso che anche qui, in Francia, andrà a finire allo stesso modo. Te lo concedo: finora il popolo di Parigi si è comportato bene, specialmente i tuoi compagni del foborgo Sant'Antonio. Ma quanto ancora potranno resistere? I contadini francesi non sono affatto
più intelligenti di quelli del Regno di Napoli; nelle campagne già da tempo monta la reazione. Gente che cerca solo un padrone cui obbedire; e in buona parte l'ha già trovato. E allora non chiedermi perché bestemmio, Léo: mi è rimasto solo questo, mannaia lu signuri!».
«Ho sempre apprezzato il tuo ottimismo, cittadino Gizzio!» concluse Modonnet.

3.

Uno dei vantaggi del mestiere teatrale è che permette di dormire sino a tardi; quando si ha un tetto sotto cui ripararsi, naturalmente. Léo Modonnet, per ora, l'aveva; ma quella mattina dormì lo stesso un sonno assai inquieto. Verso mezzogiorno, poco prima di svegliarsi, fece uno dei sogni più enigmatici della sua vita.
Era un sogno musicale. Modonnet udiva con una chiarezza allucinatoria una breve melodia, gentile e saltellante, in uno stile antiquato, suonata da una piccola orchestra. Poi, lo stesso tema, ma eseguito da un'orchestra molto più grande, con accenti molto più imperiosi e con una chiusa cromatica vagamente minacciosa. A questo punto appariva uno strano ometto, che si esprimeva con un forte accento tedesco. «Ogni vero artista, mein Freund, è anche uno Zauberer – un mago –, sì. Può capitargli di prevedere un futuro imprevedibile. Cosa, o chi, aveva in mente Rousseau quando, riferendosi alla Corsica, scriveva: “ho il vago presentimento che un giorno questa piccola isola stupirà l'Europa”? E quel ragazzino di dodici anni, che un giorno nel mio giardino mise in scena il suo Bastien und Bastienne – come poté presentire che un giorno la volontà generale sarebbe stata manipolata e circuita da un tiranno? Eppure, mein Freund, la storia non è mai un copione già scritto, così come una partitura non è mai immodificabile. E quando ci si accorge che la pagina è guasta, rimane sempre una soluzione: strapparla».
Modonnet si svegliò frastornato e con un forte mal di testa. Senza sapere bene perché, la prima cosa che fece fu aprire il suo baule per cercarvi un involto. Dentro c'erano una maschera nera, un mantello e un bastone dal manico lucente.
Quella notte, Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, davanti al portone di casa sua, mentre frugava un po' alticcio nelle tasche del suo soprabito per cercare la chiave, notò una scritta di colore rosso fosforescente sul muro proprio accanto alla porta:

RACHE

Prima che avesse il tempo di chiedersi cosa stava succedendo, avvertì il brivido freddo di una lama proprio sotto il mento, e udì alle sue spalle una voce altrettanto metallica e tagliente: «Cittadino musicista, vogliate cortesemente condurmi nel vostro studio».
«Come volete, amico mio» diceva Lachnith mentre saliva le scale, tallonato da Scaramouche. «Non c'è bisogno di tutta questa commedia... vi ho riconosciuto, sapete?».
«Merda» pensò Modonnet.
«Eravate con me a cena ieri sera. Ammetto che il ruolo che vi è stato assegnato nell'ultima produzione è al di sotto delle vostre capacità attoriali; ma tenete conto che si tratta di un'opera, e che Voi non sapete cantare. Ho delle conoscenze, e posso farvi ottenere una buona scrittura per la prossima stagione di prosa... però, immagino che vogliate un risarcimento più immediato, e in contanti».
Erano intanto entrati nello studio del compositore.
«Immaginate male» disse Scaramouche. «Voglio solo porre rimedio a uno dei più insensati e odiosi crimini contro il buon gusto e il buon senso che si possano citare nella storia dell'arte musicale. Voglio cancellare la macchia con cui voi avete insudiciato la memoria di un grande musicista. Voglio che mi diate la partitura originale di quello scempio chiamato I misteri d'Iside».
«Eccola». Lachnith sollevò un manoscritto dal ripiano della sua scrivania e lo consegnò a Scaramouche: «Cosa ve ne farete, adesso?».
«Non lo so ancora. La strapperò in mille pezzi e la getterò nella Senna. Oppure ne attaccherò i fogli ai muri di Parigi per denunciare la vostra cialtroneria».
Lachnith rise: «Vedo che siete un idealista. Forse non vi siete accorto che i tempi sono cambiati e che la rivoluzione è finita. Permettetemi di darvi un consiglio: perché non ve ne tornate in Italia? Laggiù c'è ancora da fare per le teste calde come voi. Già che ci siete, portate con voi quel musone del vostro amico, e ditegli che non è colpa nostra se i giacobini napoletani erano degli imbecilli... se avessero dato subito la terra ai contadini, anziché perdere tempo in chiacchiere, le cose sarebbero andate molto diversamente».
«Ce ne ricorderemo per la prossima rivoluzione» disse Scaramouche.

Nota bibliografica

Questo racconto deve molto al primo capitolo del libro di Augusto Illuminati Gli inganni di Sarastro, Einaudi, Torino 1980, che indaga – sia pure con qualche eccessivo schematismo – le relazioni fra la teoria politica di Rousseau, le scoperte di Franz Anton Mesmer, il Bastien und Bastienne – la cui prima rappresentazione si dice abbia avuto luogo nel giardino della casa di Mesmer a Vienna – e Il flauto magico di Mozart.
Hector Berlioz nelle sue Memorie critica con estrema durezza l'adattamento molto libero de Il Flauto Magico realizzato da Lachnith sotto il titolo de Les mystères d'Isis. Il testo originale delle Mémoires di Berlioz (Parigi 1865) è facilmente reperibile in Internet.
Sulle critiche rivolte a Mozart dal musicista suo contemporaneo Giuseppe Sarti si veda il saggio Sarti contro Mozart di Massimo Mila, ora in M. Mila, Mozart. Saggi 1941-1987, Einaudi, Torino 2006, pp. 332-58.
La sorprendente identità fra il tema iniziale dell'ouverture del Bastien und Bastienne e l'inizio della Terza Sinfonia di Beethoven è, secondo Hermann Abert – citato da Wolfgang Hildesheimer nella sua nota biografia mozartiana –, una pura coincidenza. Com'è noto, Beethoven intendeva intitolare la sinfonia a Napoleone Bonaparte; secondo la tradizione, il musicista strappò la dedica quando seppe che Napoleone si era fatto incoronare imperatore.
Il parallelo fra Napoleone Bonaparte e il Sarastro di Mozart/Lachnith si trova in Jean Tulard, Napoleone. Il mito del salvatore, Rusconi, Milano 1980, p. 9. Alle pp. 183-85 dello stesso libro si parla della crisi alimentare in Francia fra la primavera del 1801 e il 1802.
Le idee esposte qui da Lachnith sulla modernità come spettacolo e sulla “gente” che si vuole divertire derivano in realtà dal libro di Alessandro Baricco L'anima di Hegel e le mucche del Wisconsin, Feltrinelli, Milano 2009.


          Resistance at Standing Rock: Dispatches from the Front Lines        

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  • Oceti Sakowin encampment on Oct. 6, 2016. The proper name for the people commonly known as the Sioux is Oceti Sakowin, (Och-et-eeshak-oh-win) meaning Seven Council Fires.








    Story and Photos by John Briggs

    Cool Justice Editor's Note: OK to repost, courtesy of John Briggs and The Cool Justice Report.







    Corporate – Government Alliance Versus the American People

    Native Americans from tribes across the country have gathered on the windswept plains of North Dakota to pray with Mother Earth to keep the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from pumping 500,000 gallons of oil a day beneath the Missouri River. The natives know the pipeline will most certainly leak or break, as have most U.S. pipelines, fouling the water for the Great Sioux Nation and 18 million non-Natives downstream.

    The standoff -- which began in April -- continues as a new U.S. administration ascends to power with a president-elect who campaigned denying human-caused climate change and threatening the Paris Climate accords. This remains the overriding reality despite a mini walk back by Donald Trump pledging an open mind to The New York Times this week.

    Standing Rock illuminates the brazen alliance that has developed between corporate and government interests. Viewed from the front lines, the law has been turned into a fig leaf for repression and suppression. Only the discipline and spiritual clarity of the water protectors and the native elders has kept people from being killed or seriously injured since April when the movement began.

    The fused police-DAPL force is doing everything it can to incite a violent reaction from the resisters so as to crack down, clear the camps, imprison, or even gun down the natives. More than one commentator has found the atmosphere at Standing Rock similar to what led to the Wounded Knee massacre in 1890 when 300 Sioux were murdered by government troops who mistook their prayerful Ghost Dance for a war dance.

    A great deal is at issue at Standing Rock. The Sioux and their numerous native and non-native allies face a militarized force whose composition tells us something dark about the complex façade that U.S. democracy has become and suggests the proto-fascist zombi lurking beneath. More deeply, Standing Rock also emblemizes a struggle that is taking place at this moment in human history between two distinct modes of human consciousness.

    One mode is the familiar anthropocentric (human-centered) consciousness that the dominant culture most of us were born into favors—a consciousness that assumes reality is a collection of objects to be extracted, owned, and branded. Humans are the focus of this consciousness, meaning that our concerns about climate change focus primarily on the fate of our own species.

    Distinct from this anthropocentric mind-set is a second, ancient and spiritual mode of awareness that understands that the earth and its landscapes are not objects; they are relationships, including the tangle of relationships that gave us birth. This ancient mode of consciousness is potential in everyone, but for most it has been buried beneath the piles of conceptual objects that we have come to believe constitute our reality.

    The Indigenous Peoples gathered at Standing Rock are guided by this ancient, holistic, earth-mind consciousness, and so they understand that humans are not the most valuable living objects on the planet: we are not in control of the planet; it is not our job to manage nature; rather, our sacred task is to work with Mother Earth and other beings as members of Earth’s family. If we don’t, Mother Earth will make us face this spiritual truth one way or another.

    Guided by their ancient, earth-mind awareness, Native Americans have taken up a role as “water protectors.” “Mni Wiconi, Water is Life” is the slogan of the Standing Rock movement.

    Every day scores of Sioux from North Dakota, South Dakota and nearby states, along with Paiute, Shoshoni, Diné, and a sampling of other Natives from the 300 or so tribes whose flags fly at the Standing Rock encampments set out to pipeline construction sites in a convoy to engage in “actions” on the “front lines.”

    There the protectors sing and pray in the face of physical harassment and arrests by heavily armed police fused with a corporate security force.

    DAPL and their overlord company, Energy Transfer Partners, have lavished campaign contributions on politicians in North Dakota and the U.S. Congress so that they could use the state’s eminent domain powers to force purchase of land for the pipeline all across North Dakota, beginning in the Bakken fields in the northwest corner of the state where the fracked crude oil is extracted. Similar eminent domain arrangements were achieved in other states through which the 1,200-mile line traverses before reaching a river port in Illinois. The company promised Congress and the public that the pipeline would carry oil for 100 percent domestic use only, but it is clear from reporting done by the website The Intercept that the oil will be sold on international markets.

  • Though Promised for Domestic Use, Dakota Access Pipeline May Fuel Oil Exports


  • The DAPL line, now virtually complete except for permission from the Army Corps of Engineers to fill in the link that crosses under the Missouri River, passes just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and Cannon Ball, North Dakota. The DAPL construction runs through sacred burial and archeological grounds that the Lakota people were given free access to by treaties with the U.S. Government in the 19th Century. In mounting their resistance to the pipeline, the Standing Rock Sioux have been turned into “trespassers on their own land.”

    In late August, the tribe’s lawyers filed a stop work petition in federal court detailing areas where sacred sites would be disturbed if construction continued on its planned trajectory. The federal judge routinely forwarded a copy of the filing to DAPL. Over Labor Day weekend, when the company would not have been expected to work, pipeline crews leapfrogged to the disputed sacred and preemptively bulldozed them under. Too late, the judge granted the Sioux an emergency restraining order, but, then in a curious move, allowed construction in some areas where sacred sites have been discovered. DAPL has ignored a request from the Obama administration not to work in buffer areas on either side of the river. No fines have been imposed for intentionally bulldozing the disputed sacred sites.

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  • Burial ground at center of police confrontations is known historical site


  • In recent live-stream videos from the front lines, DAPL-police snipers can be seen perched on top of a sacred mound called Turtle Island, their high-powered rifle crosshairs trained on the water protectors who are standing in prayer in the frigid lake below.

    North Dakota wants the federal government to pick up the tab for the massive expenditures required to keep the Native Americans under their guns. Alternatively, the CEO of Energy Transfers, Kelcy Warren, has offered to pick up the millions-of-dollars tab.

  • ETP CEO Kelcy Warren Says They Have Offered to Pay Protest Related Expenses


  • Native media have documented that DAPL has already been supplying military-style equipment, drones, armored vehicles, riot gear, water canons, concussion grenades and other armaments. The tax-payer-funded and corporate-sponsored front lines phalanx is led by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department, which has local jurisdiction, reinforced by North Dakota State Troopers, North Dakota National Guard units, sheriffs and police from six nearby states—all interpenetrated by DAPL security (while the FBI lurks in the background). A contingent of Hennepin County, Minnesota, Sheriffs’ Deputies were recalled following protests back home. Residents in the state of Ohio are writing letters and calling legislators to express their distress that their law enforcement has been enlisted into this repressive force.

  • Hennepin Co. sheriff's deputies leave Standing Rock protest


  • Native media’s live stream videos show DAPL security teams in mirror-visor helmets and black ops body armor with no identification, mingling with the police, sometimes directing them when and who to mace or pepper spray. They point out media making video for arrest. The big fossil fuel company evidently has plenty of experience dealing with protestors around the world. In their blank, reflecting visors we can see the soulless Darth Vader face of the government-corporate proto-fascist state the U.S. is becoming.

    Of course, this struggle with the Wasi’chu (Lakota word for the white man, meaning literally “takes too much”) is an old story for Native-Americans. In the 18th and 19th centuries it took the form of the Sioux nations trying to hold back the tsunami of colonizers flooding into their ancestral lands, occupying and despoiling them. The big difference now is that the fire-power of the state (think Custer’s 7th Cavalry or present day militarized police) has been fused with vast profit centers dependent for their existence on plundering the earth in the name of energy-squandering lifestyle survival.

    The provocations the water protectors endure take many forms. There is the psychological pressure of constant surveillance: the heavy police presence on the roads around tribal and reservation lands, the DPLA helicopter and a small plane that circle constantly above the encampments; there is the Bureau of Indian Affairs station set up on a knoll to suck out data from the cell phones of anyone in the area. There is the pepper spraying and tasing of water protectors who are praying. There is the more recent blasting of the protectors with freezing water canons in sub zero weather. There is the constant threat of weapons pointed at them. One twitching trigger finger could set off a slaughter.

    The water protectors are unarmed. The resistance movement does not allow guns in the encampments. One day, at one of the front line actions, an armed man showed up with a pistol and began firing. Possibly he was paid by DAPL to create an incident. The Natives are aware of paid provocateurs or agitators passing through the camps, pulling dirty tricks, looking to start something. Antimedia reported about the man with the gun: “According to an official statement from the tribe, the man fired several shots from his gun before being peacefully apprehended by tribal police. Witnesses at the scene say he pointed his gun at several protesters. The man was clearly trying to provoke violence that could later be used to demonize protesters who have so far remained peaceful.”

    The news site added, “The Morton County Sheriff’s Department circulated a false report claiming the man was shot, presumably by protesters… [As images show], the man was not harmed. The Sheriff’s Department has since retracted that report. Anti-Media’s attempts to obtain clarifying comments from Morton County Sheriffs were ignored.”

  • Dakota Access Caught Infiltrating Protests to Incite Violence, Funding Trolls Online


  • On a hill overlooking Oceti Sakowin, the largest of the Standing Rock encampments, an old army tent houses the field office of the rotating teams of lawyers who come to Standing Rock to help out. They use donations made to the resistance to bail out protectors who have been arrested; they try to negotiate with the police so the protectors can be allowed to pray. The constant arrests on trumped-up charges are an ongoing harassment—people maced or beaten, violently thrown to the ground and zip-tied. Often activists are charged with trespass and “riot” on the Morton County Sheriff’s novel legal theory that if several people are arrested for trespass that must signify that they were engaged in a riot.

    All this naturally requires court time and money to defend, incarceration in usually unpleasant conditions, including dog kennels. (Though the white allies who are arrested seem to get better treatment.)

    Arrests are to be expected as a consequence of civil disobedience. But some arrests are directed at chilling speech. One lawyer who came to Standing Rock from the Oregon-based Civil Liberties Defense Center, an activist defense nonprofit primarily involved in climate protests, https://cldc.org/ told Jordan Chariton of The Young Turks Network that often after the day’s action was over, police would stop the last cars in the caravan. They would then make “snatch and grab” arrests, impounding the cars of people who had come to support the water protectors but had no expectation that they’d be arrested when the action was over and the police told them to leave. They have to pay heavy fines ($900) to get their cars back. She said the arrests and impoundment fines for their cars are unlawful. “The intention with those types of actions is to scare out-of-towners from being comfortable coming to these actions. So they’re trying to chill the rights of others to come and participate in these protests.”

  • Environmental Lawyer Explains Standing Rock Legal Issues




  • The authorities regularly characterize the natives as terrorists, and local radio spreads false rumors of farm animals being slaughtered and stolen, reported vandalism—the kind of thing you would expect from psychologically projected homesteader fears about savage Indians of earlier centuries.

    Yes, Magazine on Oct. 31 reported: “The county sheriff is claiming the water protectors were violent and that police were stopping a riot. But hours of live video feed from people caught in the confrontation showed instead a military-style assault on unarmed people: police beating people with batons, police with assault rifles, chemical mace, guns firing rubber bullets and beanbag rounds, tasers.”

  • Why Police From 7 Different States Invaded a Standing Rock Camp—and Other Questions


  • The UN has sent human rights observers. According to Salon, Nov. 16, 2016: “The U.N. special rapporteur said that American law enforcement officials, private security firms and the North Dakota National Guard have used unjustified force against protesters.

    “ ‘This is a troubling response to people who are taking action to protect natural resources and ancestral territory in the face of profit-seeking activity,’ [Maina] Kiai [U.N. special rapporteur] said in his statement, which was issued by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and was endorsed by several other U.N. experts.

  • Native Americans facing excessive force in North Dakota pipeline protests – UN expert


  • “At least 400 activists have been detained and often have been held in ‘inhuman and degrading conditions in detention,’ Kiai added. Some indigenous protesters have said they were treated like animals and even held in dog kennels.

  • Dakota pipeline protesters say they were detained in dog kennels; 268 arrested in week of police crackdown


  • “ ‘Marking people with numbers and detaining them in overcrowded cages, on the bare concrete floor, without being provided with medical care, amounts to inhuman and degrading treatment,’ the U.N. expert said.

    “ ‘The excessive use of State security apparatus to suppress protest against corporate activities that are alleged to violate human rights is wrong,’ he continued, noting that it violates U.N. guidelines on business and human rights.

    “Amnesty International USA, which has repeatedly criticized authorities for not respecting the rights of protesters, issued another statement on Tuesday noting that U.S. authorities had put up roadblocks to prevent journalists and human rights observers from documenting the protests and the official response.”

  • U.N. experts call for halt in Dakota Access pipeline, blast “excessive force” against protesters


  • Living on Earth reporter Sandy Tolan reflected: “You know, at times I felt I was back reporting in the West Bank, and not the Northern Plains…”

  • Standing With the Standing Rock Sioux


  • The Bundy crew was the cowboys, not the Indians

    Compare the government response at Standing Rock with the response occasioned by Ammon Bundy and his gang of armed militants when they occupied Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for over a month in January 2016. Imagine if the Bundy gang had been pepper sprayed, beaten, hit with water cannon, tased. But the Bundy crew were taking over the refuge to proclaim their belief that public lands should be given free to the profit-making private ranching business. In other words, the Bundy crew was the cowboys, not the Indians.

    The mainstream corporate media has largely ignored the stand-off at Standing Rock. Rallies have taken place around the world at places like Tokyo, Stockholm, and Auckland, but the sad truth is many foreigners have heard more about Standing Rock than Americans have. Not surprising. The news editors, working for corporate media conglomerates, choose what they believe we should know and what fits the larger corporate agenda, and so they devote massively more play to Brad Pitt, to the gossipy politics of who’s-on-first, and to whatever the latest glittering consumer thing is than they do to climate change and issues highlighted by the poor and the powerless, like Standing Rock. What coverage that does exist is usually cursory and misleading.

    Fortunately, alternative media have been on the scene and active at Standing Rock. As someone who taught journalism for more nearly 20 years, it has been refreshing for me to see what the alternative press is accomplishing.

    Amy Goodman of the webcast Democracy Now brought the prayer-resistance movement to national attention over the summer. She was arrested and charged with riot in absentia for her live reports of water protectors being set upon by dogs. The charge was later dismissed in court.

    Jordan Chariton of The Young Turks Network has done searching interviews and incisive commentary from the scene.

    But my absolute favorite news source at Standing Rock is Myron Dewey’s Digital Smoke Signals. Dewey does updates every day, which he posts on Facebook. I highly recommend anyone who has a Facebook account to “follow” him. I went to Standing Rock on Oct. 4-11 with two friends and I have since been able to keep up with developments on the ground through Dewey’s Facebook broadcasts. He posts live stream unedited clips that constitute what he calls an ongoing “documentation” of what is happening day-to-day at the movement.

    Here is Dewey at night standing on a hillside next to the Oceti Sakowin encampment. His face appears in the glow of his screen. Then he’s panning and zooming in on a large grassfire as he’s telling us about it. His finger appears in the screen and points out where the fire started. He says the helicopter which constantly circulates over the camp suddenly disappeared 20 minutes before they saw the first flames. He zooms to the area where he and the person he is with first spotted the fire. He says, “It looked like someone using a drip torch.” He says they called 911, but it’s been over an hour and the Morton County Fire Department hasn’t shown up. He tells the people in the camp, his audience, not to worry, though. It looks like the fire was started by DAPL employees to scare them or hurt them. But the Oceti Sakowin is full of Indians who supplement their income by wild-land firefighting, work that also benefits Mother Earth; he mentions that he is himself a “hotshot” firefighter [one of the elite crews]. He and his fellow firefighters can tell by the wind direction that the fire won’t harm the camp.

    Now here’s Dewey on a bright morning walking along the road by Oceti Sakowin. A young man appears on screen, and Dewey asks him who he is and why he’s here. He’s from the Paiute nation. “I’m here to protect the water,” he says. Dewey asks him to sing a Paiute song. The young man closes his eyes and sings.

    In another nighttime broadcast find we ourselves looking through a car windshield, headlights illuminating the highway, centerlines whizzing by. We hear voices talking in the backseat. The car drives on and on. We’re just watching the road. Then ahead is a police roadblock. The police van looms. Dewey gets out with his camera and calls over to the officers, asks them where they’re from, inquires about where the road blocks are, what are the open routes. At one level it’s a mundane exchange between a citizen and police, but you experience the edginess of the situation. More deeply, you feel the riskiness and pathos that is involved any human interaction. Dewey firmly exercises his right to have these protect-and-serve police respond to him civilly; he is cordial and respectful in a way that reinforces to them and to his viewers that he is after all not their enemy but a fellow human being. Dewey asks more questions and the lead officer says he doesn’t want to be filmed; Dewey offers to turn his camera away from them and onto himself. The distant officers disappear from the screen and Dewey’s face fills it. The contact officer walks nearer; we can hear his voice. Dewey can’t resist a joke, though. He asks the officer if he’s sure he doesn’t want to become famous by putting his face on Dewey’s screen? You realize these are just guys doing their job. Dewey understands that, but he also wants to educate them about the water protectors’ mission. He never misses an opportunity to educate his adversary, as well as his own people about the larger dimensions of the Standing Rock resistance. When he gets back in the car, someone in the back seat says “Let’s get out of here; this is enemy territory.” Dewey laughs, turning the car around, “It’s not enemy territory.”

    I believe you learn more about Standing Rock by watching Dewey’s unedited video than you ever could from watching any number of dramatically produced, commercially constricted reports on CNN, complete with the drumb-drumb latest crisis theme music.

    Dewey explains to his viewers that what they’re seeing is a “documentation” that’s not edited. “It’s not scripted. It’s not acted out.”

    After a month of watching Dewey’s daily reports I realize more fully than I ever have before how ghastly and vacuous mainstream news reporting is: a production where facts have been emptied of the humanity of real encounters, replaced by the shallow performances of reporters and news sources, slick, clichéd phrasing, behavior slotted into ready made categories, events analyzed and even predigested. The news about reality comes to us compartmentalized in trays like tasteless microwave dinners. Rarely is the reader or viewer allowed to simply experience the event unfolding through the reporter’s eyes or camera. The stories are crafted and slickly packaged. Their very polish and stimulating presentation sabotages their meaning and replaces it with a meaningless, artificial understanding.

    Note that I am not saying that the news these days is politically biased. Some obviously is, but the left or right bias charge is a serious red herring, a mis-direction. In fact, in mainstream media’s very effort to appear neutral and unbiased means events are chopped up and pieced together to fit the templates of a few hackneyed forms of storytelling: the winner-loser story, the conflict story, the individual overcoming obstacles story, the facing bad choices stories, he-said, she-said stories, scandal stories, hypocrisy stories. You’ve seen them all, repeatedly.

    Most of these templates come plated with a cynicism, skepticism, superiority, or sentimentality that grabs our attention by adding a dash of disgust. The current journalistic manner of telling stories reduces and dismisses the story in a way that sometimes makes the commercials and pop-up ads come as a relief. None of the common journalistic templates or attitude has much to do with real life as it’s lived in the moment. It’s not what people really experience in their lives. Instead, it’s how they’ve been conditioned to wrap up experience afterward in a dramatized way that leaches out the nuance, that leaves out the moment-to-moment uncertainty, or as the Lakota call it, the Wakan, the deep mystery of relationships that permeates every event. And that’s what Dewey’s broadcasts have in abundance. You get to see him interacting with the people who show up on his screen. You get to feel his humanity and the mystery of everyday relationships taking place at Standing Rock that he brings to light. It’s certainly not dramatic or melodramatic. It’s not interesting or stimulating in the usual way. It does seem really important.

    So when Dewey sits in his parked car and does an update video on “10 things to know about DAPL” (Nov. 18, 2016), there’s no editing and no script, meaning that you get to see him thinking through what those top 10 things might be. Some points he makes are incisive and comic, others not so much. But the not-so-much ones can lead you to thinking about gray areas, the imprecise observations we all make. He asks a guy who just got in the car to help out with his list and the guy, William Hawk Birdshead, goes immediately serious on him until Dewey says, “I was trying to keep it light.” So the Birdshead says, “Laughter is good medicine.” Suddenly they’re off. Dewey mimics the shifty-eyed look of the FBI guys lurking around the area and denying they are FBI, the DAPL security characters trying to look all steely and tough. We learn that in the encampments they say that “DAPL dresses up like Ninja Turtles.” You can tell that it’s DAPL undercover because those guys never drive rez cars, which are rusted and dented. Nobody is spared. Dewey describes the water protectors just arriving from California as dudes who’ve “got their animal spirits on… They’re all furred up. They’re coming in all mystical and crystals.” He and his buddy laugh, which Dewey says is laughter “in a good way,” because the whole thing going on at Standing Rock is deadly serious but you need laughter, because that’s good medicine for healing. And healing and praying are about “getting reconnected with the Earth.”

    This points to a major difference between anthropocentric prayer as most of us know it and earth-mind prayer. In the prayer that most people are familiar with, an individual seeks intercession for human needs with a transcendent being. The Native prayer is about healing not getting. The prayer is a community ceremony or song or ritual to maintain or restore the balance between and among beings, both animate and inanimate. Prayer is to all my relatives, all my relations, the birds, the water, the wind, the buffalo, my family, even those who oppose me as enemies. Mitakuye Oyasin is an important Lakota phrase that means “all my relations.” When you’re watching a Dewey update from Standing Rock you’re experiencing Mitakuye Oyasin in action. It’s newscasting as a kind of prayer, in the earth-mind sense. Whether he’s engaging in laughter or educating about the spiritual importance of water, you can see that what he’s getting at is healing relationships. Watching and listening, you get to be part of that healing.

    What Dewey does goes way beyond advocacy journalism.

    Our traveling companion for our visit to Standing Rock, Lakota elder Tiokasin Ghosthorse, also provides a good way to keep up with developments through the interviews he conducts for his weekly syndicated broadcast from WPKN in Bridgeport Conn. and WBAI in New York City. On Oct. 31, 2016, Tiokasin interviewed a young man who was seized on Oct. 27 when a frontline camp was destroyed by police. Trenton Joseph Castillas Bakeberg, in the bloodline of Crazy Horse, was praying in a sweat lodge when the militarized police swept through the camp. They yanked him out of the sweat lodge and arrested him. The young water protector told Tiokasin:

    “I pray that we’ll be able to keep a state of prayer and peace, as we have been… Although there’s some people on our side are more likely to tend toward violence. But there’s also people on our side to stop them. Don’t start a fight. That’s what it’s all about, keeping it peaceful because the elders told us in the beginning that all it takes is one single act of violence, one person attacking a police officer and they’ll unleash the fear on all of us. This wrath that we have with our military overseas, we’re beginning to see it now in the heart of our own country. All for the greed and the corporate interests of this government. They say we’re a democracy but it’s not showing anymore. The people didn’t want this pipeline, but this foreign entity that they call a corporation, Energy Transfers, is saying, we don’t care. We want this money. We need this for economic stability of the country and that somehow trumps the interests of our communities and our nation as a whole….We’re standing up to this corporate machine with prayer and love.”

  • Forcibly removed from prayer at Standing Rock


  • Against a heavily armed, corporatized democracy designed to ensure that only powerful business and political elites rule the land and possess the wealth of its objects, the Native-American people at Standing Rock stand in defense of Mother Earth armed with songs, prayers, and an understanding that Earth’s objects are us, and we are them. They are our relatives. It seems better armament than most of us Wasi’shu possess. Webster defines fascism as “a political system headed by a dictator in which the government controls business and labor and opposition is not permitted.” It’s an incendiary word, and readers might think ill of me for introducing it here. Certainly we are not a fascist state yet. But for the prayer-resistance at Standing Rock, the clear alliance between corporate and government interests to quell their opposition under color of the law has a fascist flavor.

    It should not surprise anyone that the new US president reportedly holds stocks that directly fund the Dakota Access Pipeline and that the DAPL CEO Kelcy Warren gave the Trump campaign a substantial donation.

  • Trump's Personal Investments Ride on Completion of Dakota Access Pipeline


  • This is how the proto-fascism works. Ironically (or perhaps absurdly), Trump may have been elected by people hoping he would somehow counter the tightening grip of multinational corporations on their lives. One might wish for that to happen.

    At a deep level, Standing Rock may suggest that such absurdities as a Trump presidency occur because our mode of consciousness is impaired or inadequate to the situation it has created on our planet at this historical time. Too many of us have gone dead to the natural world we come from. Our obsessive anthropocentric mode of consciousness has reduced nature and reality at large to a bunch of things we have names for—things that feed our greed. Fortunately, many Indigenous people have retained an acute and ancient consciousness that we are those rocks and trees and clouds, and birds and water that we see outside our windows, and that restoring our relationships with them is incumbent on us.

    John Briggs is emeritus distinguished Professor of Writing and Aesthetics from Western Connecticut State University. He was the English Department’s journalism coordinator for 18 years and was one of the founders of Western’s Department of Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process. He is the author of several well-known books on chaos theory, fractals and creativity. He lives in the hilltown of Granville, Mass., where served as a Selectman for five years and as reserve police officer for 10 years.


    When people at Standing Rock talk about the black snake they mean the pipeline, referring to an old Sioux legend about a black snake that will threaten the end of the world. The Lakota prophet Black Elk said that in the seventh generation, the Sioux tribes would unite to save the world.

    Media covering the Standing Rock resistance movement:

  • Digital Smoke Signals


  • Myron Dewey, Facebook


  • The Antimedia


  • Democracy Now


  • The Intercept


  • The Guardian


  • Censored News


  • Unicorn Riot


  • Living on Earth


  • The Indigenous Environmental Network


  • Status of Standing Rock court claim



  •           2015-12-16 17:30:00 - 2015-12-16 21:00:00 / Christmas City Talk auf dem Breitscheidplatz        
    Liebe Mitglieder,mit der Eröffnung des 32. Weihnachtsmarktes an der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche am 23. November 2015 und der glanzvollen Illumination des Kurfürstendamms ab dem 25. November 2015 beginnt auch in der City West die besinnliche Weihnachtszeit. Wir laden Sie und Ihre Begleitung im Namen ...

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    Mit der Eröffnung des 31. Weihnachtsmarktes an der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche am 24. November 2014 und der glanzvollen Illumination des Kurfürstendamms am 26. November 2014 beginnt in der City West die besinnliche Weihnachtszeit. Wir laden Sie und Ihre Begleitung im Namen des ...

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    Mit der Eröffnung des 30. Weihnachtsmarktes an der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche am 25. November 2013 und der glanzvollen Illumination des Kurfürstendamms beginnt in der City West die besinnliche Weihnachtszeit. Wir laden Sie und Ihre Begleitung im Namen des Schaustellerverbandes Berlin sehr herzlich ...

              The "Green" Jobs Canard        

    For too long, politicians, environmentalists and subsidized proponents of “green” jobs have been peddling the notions that “investing” in green technologies is the illuminating endeavor and beneficent job creator of our time.  With scant evidence, these green jobs postulates are bulwarked by so much hot air it rivals the amount of subsidized dollars used to sustain them.

    The main dilemma of green jobs and investing is that they defy the reality of basic economics.  Jobs are created by entrepreneurs willing to invest in capital, coupled with demand for their goods and services.  The economic environment fostered by government (taxes, regulations, etc.) plays an immensely important role as well.

    The experience in Europe with investment in greed jobs sheds a glaring light on the fallacious nature of the purported success of these initiatives.   In Spain, which has a 20.4 percent unemployment rate, every green job created destroyed an additional 2.2 regular jobs. In addition, every “green” megawatt created destroys 5.28 jobs in the rest of the economy.  Aggregately, these green jobs programs killed 110,500 elsewhere in the economy.

    The amount of money invested in these programs is exorbitantly costly when compared with private sector job creation.  In Italy, the amount of capital invested in the creation of 1 green job was equivalent to the amount of capital invested to create 5 jobs in the rest of the economy.

    The reason these programs are such colossal failures, is that government subsidies to inefficient and unsustainable green initiatives divert resources from other productive sectors of the economy and result in the loss of jobs.  Price-controls and central planning have long been considered an abject failure, why do we believe that these policies are any more palatable in the energy sector of our economy?

    The reason these economically suicidal green job schemes continue to seem viable is that somehow they represent drastically new technology and innovation.  It’s like a burgeoning plant, just give it a little water and it will rapidly expand, right?

    Wrong.  These propositions elucidate an inherent myopia within the green jobs cheerleaders.  The truth is that the wind-powered electricity was commercialized in 1881 and solar power received its first patent in 1892.  Mean ugly coal-fired electricity was commercialized in 1882.  

    The house that contains the green jobs myth has been set ablaze.  Do we want the dubious distinction of running in?


              Sollos Lighting collection        

    The Lighting collection is very rich and articulated, involving floor, suspension and table lamps. Never a technical illumination, it as rather a decorative one. Every element, characterized by its own strong personality, contributes to enrich the setting with an accurate, warm and sophisticated light.
              Comment on GOP Viewpoint: Republican budget is a new direction by Michael Trahan        
    The Connecticut Senate Republican "No Tax Increase" budget proposal may move Connecticut in a new direction, but it certainly relies heavily on a utility customer bailout and revenue gimmicks to get there. nnLittle mention is made of Senate Republican's reach into the pockets of CT electric and gas utility customers to take $162 million in existing utility customer energy efficiency and renewable energy account money over the next two years. nnSenate Republicans plan to take another $52 million from a second account called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative that also funded by electric bill payers. That money is used to lower energy bills for oil customers. nnnnTogether, that's more than $200 million in new taxes in Senate Republican plan. nnThis is the kind of budget trickery that got us into the state budget mess in the first place. Senate Republicans were critical of taking utility customer money when Democrats tried this gimmick last year. Now this utility customer bailout is part of the Republican's new direction for CT.nn The Senate GOP plan impacts all Eversource or United Illuminating electric customers, and also customers from Connecticut Natural Gas, Connecticut Yankee or Southern Connecticut Gas.nnGoing outside the normal budget process and sweeping in off-budget account money paid for, and built by, utility customers to serve utility customers is short-sighted. To suggest to utility customers that using THEIR money to bail out state government is a good method for repairing CT's failing fiscal climate and that this raid on utility customers money is not really a tax in disguise is wrong.
              Video Series Part 3: Battered Woman Syndrome - Myths and Realities        

    In Part 3 of our illuminating video series, Lenore Walker discusses some of the myths and realities surrounding the Battered Woman Syndrome, including the confusion about why many battered women stay in abusive relationships.

    The 4th Edition of her seminal work is now available from Springer Publishing. For a limited time, use promo code BWS20V at checkout and receive 20% off!

    Quick Links:

    Battered Woman Syndrome Video Series Part 1
    Battered Woman Syndrome Video Series Part 2
    Battered Woman Syndrome Video Series Part 4


              Vein Illumination Devices Market Set to Drastically Reduce Patient Distress With Innovative Technologies – IndustryARC Research        

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              GRU 3 MI VILLANO FAVORITO        

    Duración: 90 min
    País: Estados Unidos
    Género: Aventura - Animación - Comedia - Familia
    Estreno: 30/06/2017
    Directores: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
    Actores: Andy Nyman, Dana Gaier, Miranda Cosgrove, Pierre Coffin, Steve Carell, Trey Parker
    Guionistas: Ken Daurio
    Productores: Illumination Entertainment

    Gru se ha quedado sin trabajo. Sin embargo, ahora Gru se enfrenta a otros problemas más importantes. Y es que va a conocer a su gemelo Dru y deberá decidir si está listo para continuar la tradición familiar y unirse a su hermano para llevar a cabo un último golpe criminal.

    Una batalla entre merchandising (muñecos y robot de una serie teenager) de los 80 y del 2017 (los minions) casi destruye Hollywood en el clímax de esta tercera entrega de las hazañas de ese supervillano, Gru, reciclado en gruñón padre adoptivo y superagente secreto. Podría dedicar toda esta crítica tan sólo analizando el metamensaje de esa escena, cómo en el fondo está hablando (y justificando) la propia existencia de una nueva secuela en el ávido mercado (de la animación) hollywoodiense. Podría pero no, porque, aunque no lo parezca, y siendo esa secuencia una maravilla, comparable a la del avión y la bomba de 'Mentiras arriesgadas', y aparte de un sinfín de referencias (algunas muy malvadas: atención a los títulos de películas en los carteles), Pierre Coffin y sus secuaces no le prestan tanta atención, pasando casi en un zapping despreocupado por ideas, gags, segmentos sin ahondar verdaderamente en ninguno. Esa sensación que nos habían dado las películas de la ahora trilogía, la de más una suma de momentos y chistes que una narración compacta, se muestra aquí totalmente al descubierto: la caza del villano ochentero (una descacharrante variación de Weird Al Yankovic), el encuentro con el hermano gemelo, la búsqueda del unicornio, las movidas en la agencia antivillanos, los dos robos del diamante (¡la pantera rosa!), el éxodo y encierro de los minions…Aisladamente funcionan, algunos más que otros, pero se echa de menos una conexión entre todos, no una yuxtaposición de situaciones o sketches. Sin embargo, 'Gru 3, mi villano favorito' termina por ganarte con su cinefilia y su playlist 80s (¡el duelo disco con el 'Into the Groove', de Madonna!). Que la mayoría de la acción suceda en una marxiana Freedonia (Libertonia para los fans del doblaje de 'Sopa de ganso') que se diría en realidad el pueblecito Laurel & Hardy de 'Quesos y besos' fotografiado en una polaroid por la familia Griswald de Chevy Chase, o que los minions homenajeen a la canción sin sentido de Charles Chaplin en 'Tiempos modernos'… ¿cómo diablos no vamos a aplaudirlo? También es verdad que aunque los locos robaescenas amarillos espantan (literalmente) a Nemo y su padre, no evitan que la película caiga en esa cosa tan Disney de la maternidad, de acepta a quien quieres tal cómo es o confórmate con eso, que igual fuera la vida es mucho peor. Un pelín por debajo de sus dos anteriores aventuras, la tercera de Gru mantiene el tipo, se luce en su animación (esos momentos geométricos del asalto a la fortaleza del malvado) y hace derramar una lagrimita a quienes tenemos una edad y seguimos siendo fans de los italianos fumetti con superhéroes y supermalvados.(FOTOGRAMAS).

    Tópica continuación de las hazañas de Gru, en la que brillan por encima del protagonista las gamberradas de los minions y de un malvado a lo John Travolta, llamado Balthazar.
    Las franquicias parecen dominar el panorama cinematográfico importado de Estados Unidos, por lo menos en cuanto a cine familiar se trata. Lejos de inventar nuevas fórmulas de diversión, los estudios están más conformes con apostar por lo ya conocido, y de esa manera arriesgar lo mínimo en sus obras destinadas a dominar las carteleras planetarias.
    Gru 3 responde abiertamente a esa estrategia de negocio, centrada en el éxito asegurado; aunque la historia carezca de los mínimos de atracción para explicar su existencia.
    No obstante, el tercer título de la trilogía del “villano” favorito de los niños se salva de caer en los abismos de lo innecesario de su elaboración, más que nada por la carga humorística que despliegan algunos de sus personajes......(ACCION DE CINE).

    .....Esta tercera entrega peca de sobredosis de subtramas, llegando a veces a parecer que estamos viendo dos filmes: uno sobre el protagonista creando lazos con Dru, su hermano con melenaza, y otro en el que persigue a ese Bratt, ex niño prodigio de los 80 condenado al olvido por Hollywood. Sin duda, la crítica sobre esos â€˜juguetes rotos’ creados por la Meca del Cine que encierra el villano de la película merecía más minutos de metraje.
    A pesar de no aprovechar al completo el potencial de sus nuevos personajes, Gru 3 tiene todo lo que un fan de la saga espera de ella: una banda sonora llena de ritmo, gags y diálogos absurdamente hilarantes (“Grucy, ya sabes, una mezcla entre Gru y Lucy”), adorables Minions encarcelados (papás, los niños no pararán de pediros los juguetes de estos vestidos de rayas, avisados estáis), Agnes en busca de unicornios y las dinámicas familiares, esencia de la saga. Todos necesitamos una familia, por muy pintoresca que esta sea, y ese mensaje no entiende de edades, menos aún si está escrito con el humor ‘amarillo’ de Illumination.(CINEMANIA).

              !CANTA!        


    Dirección: 
    Título en V.O.: Sing
    Nacionalidades: USA Año:  Fecha de estreno: 
    Género: Animación
    Color o en B/N: Color
    Guion: 



    ¡CANTA! tiene lugar en un mundo como el nuestro pero poblado por animales. Buster Moon (al que presta su voz el oscarizado Matthew McConaughey) es un elegante koala que regenta un teatro que conoció tiempos mejores. Buster es un optimista nato, lo que está muy bien si no fuera un poco sinvergüenza, que ama a su teatro con pasión y es capaz de cualquier cosa para salvarlo. Sabe que el sueño de su vida está a punto de desaparecer y solo tiene una oportunidad para mantenerlo a flote: producir el concurso de canto más grande del mundo.
    Después de pasar varias etapas, quedan cinco finalistas: un ratón (Seth MacFarlane) cuya voz es tan suave como la forma en que engaña a todos; un tímido elefante adolescente (Tori Kelly) que padece de un grave caso de miedo escénico; una exhausta y sobrecargada madre de 25 cerditos (la oscarizada Reese Witherspoon); un joven gorila mafioso (Taron Egerton) que intenta cortar con su familia de chorizos, y una puercoespín punk-rock (Scarlett Johansson) que intenta deshacerse de su arrogante novio y cantar en solitario. Los cinco llegan al teatro de Buster convencidos de que es su oportunidad para cambiar radicalmente de vida.


    ..... Â¡Canta! apuesta por llegar al público no tanto mediante lo cómico como a través de las emociones, muy variadas, tanto por las magníficas secuencias musicales como por la conclusión de cada historia individual en cuanto a cómo sus sueños, en relación con sus vidas, acaban cumpliéndose una vez que, subidos en el escenario, demuestran su talento. Con un cromatismo marca de Illumination, y con un trabajo en la animación que si bien no muestra evolución alguna sí presenta una técnica impecable, Jennings apuesta por una narración dinámica, sin apenas tiempos muertos, marcando bien cada momento y cada transición narrativa. Hay algo acumulativo en su arranque que poco a poco va dando paso a una dosificación de información, a una clara ordenación de los elementos, algo que pone de relieve el cuidado que se ha puesto en desarrollar a cada personaje. Las voces, en versión original, de Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson o Taron Egerton, entre otros, aportan personalidad a sus personajes más allá de ser simples reclamos o, a quien le corresponde, ser capaces de cantar sin crear disonancias.
    ¡Canta! puede seguir en su desarrollo argumental claramente una fórmula, una plantilla,  pero lo hace con inteligencia, buscando ante todo el entretenimiento puro y duro sin  complejo alguno, apelando a un amplio espectro de público, y cerrando un año muy bueno en el terreno de la animación en el que se puede incluir la película de Jennings.(SENSACINE).

    La película tiene lugar en un mundo como el nuestro poblado por animales. Buster Moon es un elegante koala que regenta un teatro que conoció tiempos mejores. Buster es un optimista nato, lo que está muy bien si no fuera un poco sinvergüenza, que ama a su teatro con pasión y es capaz de cualquier cosa para salvarlo. Sabe que el sueño de su vida está a punto de desaparecer y solo tiene una oportunidad para mantenerlo a flote: producir el concurso de canto más grande del mundo. Después de pasar varias etapas, quedan cinco finalistas: un ratón cuya voz es tan suave como la forma en que engaña a todos; un tímido elefante adolescente que padece de un grave caso de miedo escénico; una exhausta y sobrecargada madre de 25 cerditos; un joven gorila mafioso que intenta cortar con su familia de chorizos, y una puercoespín punk-rock que intenta deshacerse de su arrogante novio y cantar en solitario. Los cinco llegan al teatro de Buster convencidos de que es su oportunidad para cambiar radicalmente de vida.(FOTOGRAMAS).

    Transcurre en un mundo como el nuestro, pero poblado únicamente por animales. Buster Moon (la voz de Matthew McConaughey) es un elegante koala que dirige un teatro que ha conocido tiempos mejores. Buster es un optimista nato, lo que está muy bien si no fuera un poco sinvergüenza. Ama su teatro con pasión y es capaz de cualquier cosa para salvarlo. Sabe que el sueño de su vida está a punto de desaparecer y solo tiene una oportunidad: organizar el concurso de canto más grande del mundo.
    Después de pasar varias etapas, quedan cinco finalistas: Mike (Seth MacFarlane), un ratón cuya voz es tan suave como la forma en la que engaña a todos; Meena (Tori Kelly), una tímida elefanta adolescente que padece de un grave caso de miedo escénico; Rosita (la oscarizada Reese Witherspoon), la exhausta y sobrecargada madre de 25 cerditos; Johnny (Taron Egerton), un joven gorila mafioso que intenta cortar con su familia de delincuentes, y Ash (Scarlett Johansson), una puercoespín punk-rock que quiere deshacerse de su arrogante novio y cantar en solitario. Los cinco llegan al teatro de Buster convencidos de que es su oportunidad para cambiar radicalmente de vida. A medida que Buster guía a los concursantes hacia la gran final, empieza a darse cuenta de que su teatro no es lo único que deberá salvar.(de cine 21).

              Inside Ebola        
    (c) P Casaer
    Last year's media coverage of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa riveted me on two fronts: seeing how western society reacted to the threat of a highly mobile, lethal virus and how the affected nations themselves (Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea) managed the trauma, on the heels of decades of conflict and instability.

    If you work in this business, you have friends who worked there inside one relief effort or another. Their stories are illuminating, for no man-made conflict presents so starkly the moral dilemma of Ebola: the patient you are treating is a vector of lethal contagion. In war, by contrast, we work primarily with victims of conflict, less the combattants themselves. Lethality is once removed. Ebola means handling live hand grenades, their safety pin already pulled; the infected are landmines we knowingly tread upon. 

    The bravery of those who choose to do this work is astounding--particularly national staff who have nowhere to run, no voluntary exit as expats do. Ebola, the great divider: gone are the disaster tourists, the adventure-seekers, the self-glorifiers among us.

    And yet where in the media did we see anything that gave us reason for empathetic pause, an unblinking gaze sufficient to register the shared humanity of this apocalyptic visitation? It was nowhere to be seen. This past weekend in Brussels I was fortunate to see Affliction, Peter Casaer's new film from inside MSF treatment centers in the affected countries. Populated by care-givers, patients and their families, the film captures the human impact of this epidemic in ways we know are essential, yet were curiously absent as the crisis unfolded and global panic spiked.

    Check out the trailer -- the film has been submitted to the Toronto International Film Festival



              [commentary] Seeing Beyond "Traditional" Market Research + A Golden Opportunity for China's ISVs        
    Sunday, August 8, 2004
    Dateline: China
     
    More general commentary than news commentary per se; let's dig in ...
     
    Seeing Beyond "Traditional" Market Research
     
    We're all familiar ad nauseum with market forecasts by firms such as Gartner, Forrester, IDC and even i-bankers (albeit i-bankers tend to have a shorter time horizon).  I've always been a bit suspect of IT market forecasts and was delighted that the META Group (where I was VP, Electronic Business Strategies) focused on qualitative and consultative approaches to serving our end-user and vendor clients.  We were more like a SWAT team version of McKinsey:  Get in, get it done, get out, move on.  The Kensington Group, an IT advisory services industry watchdog firm, has found that most forecasts are simply dead wrong.  Frankly, it's hard to blame the IT advisory services:  Forecasting is tough stuff!!  Some of the firms claim that they are not producing forecasts, but are producing projections.  Call it what you will:  It's a forecast -- and it's usually wrong.  (In defense of the IT advisory services, often the commentary which accompanies a forecast is quite useful.  The forecast may be wrong, but often other issues are adequately -- and usefully -- addressed.)
     
    I've been a long-time proponent of more "advanced" forecasting techniques ranging from Delphi (pioneered by the RAND Corporation) to cellular automata to Lotka-Volterra (which in a plain vanilla and watered-down form was the basis of a lead article in an issue of Harvard Business Review) to the good 'ol Fisher-Pry technique -- and just about every flavor of forecasting in between.  Not only do I read Technological Forecasting & Social Change, but I annually read numerous papers published in a few hundred engineering journals and in all ACM, IEEE and SPIE conference proceedings which cite a paper published in TF&SC.  (Think CiteSeer.)  And something relatively new has captured my attention; I want to share this with the readers of this blog/e-newsletter.
     
    MIT's Technology Review has embarked on a interesting project called "Innovation Futures".  (They may not view this as a "project," but it feels like a "project" to me.)  There is a fair amount of history behind the project -- and some may recall the related DARPA fiasco last year -- but I'd like to stick specifically to the MIT project.  To quote Technology Review, "Innovation Futures is a predictive market system that enables technologyreview.com users to predict the outcome of events related to emerging technologies."  Think of it as a futures and options market for emerging technologies -- NOT about companies, but about the underlying technologies.  For example, rather than betting for or against Nanosys as a pure-play nano firm, a "player" (think "trader") can bet for or against a definable nano event (e.g., commercial devices produced using molecular self-assembly techniques with combined annual sales of at least $100 million by 2006).  Something "easier" to phantom might be a bet that VoIP will be implemented in some form by at least 75% of G2000 companies by 2007.  Think about this:  Which would give a better indicator of buying intentions, the MIT predictive market system or an IT advisory service forecast?  I'll put my money on Innovation Futures or a clone.  (Frankly, I'd put my money on other technological forecasting techniques.  But if the choice is between the MIT system or Gartner, I'll go with MIT.  And the MIT market is a lot easier to follow than building a nonlinear model.  Leave the tough stuff to Pugh-Roberts; leave the everyday stuff to Innovation Futures.)
     
    At this point, the MIT site doesn't have very much and most of what they have is focused on short(er)-term bets.  But this will be very interesting to watch, especially as broader -- and long(er)-term -- issues are market tested.  What happens when the marketing folks at IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, HP, Accenture, CSC, TCS, Infosys and SAP play?  And when the members of the Global Business Network and their brethren play?  And when IT advisory services analysts play?  And, perhaps most importantly, when CIOs representing companies of all different sizes and from all parts of globe start to play?  Food for thought.  I'll keep this readership posted:  I plan to have several long discussions with the folks running Innovation Futures.  I have many specific ideas to share with them.  For more information, see http://tinyurl.com/5bevb .
     
    A Golden Opportunity for China's ISVs
     
    In the past I've talked about the opportunities for SIs (systems integrators) in China to work with utility computing vendors in the States.  Well, I've given this a lot of thought and have another idea:  What about ISVs (independent software vendors) in China floating utility computing offerings in the States?  As one example, let's take Free CRM (see http://www.freecrm.com/ ).  The totally free version seems a bit worthless, but gives a smaller firm a chance to play with the idea with very little risk.  However, the "Professional" version is only $10 per month per user, far less than Salesforce.com's average of $70 per month per user.  Okay, the "Professional" version of Free CRM (maybe they should call it "Cheap CRM" -- or some B-school grad might name it "Value-Driven CRM) certainly doesn't have the industrial strength features of Salesforce.com.  However, think a modified Pareto strategy:  A good chuck of the functionality, but at a fraction of the cost.  Add a few zingers like syncing for a PDA/smartphone and/or pages automatically "modified" to fit any form factor (see the current issue of CACM for a great article on this; hot research area and tomorrow's urls listing will include a link to a downloadable paper on this subject) and the offering from the ISV in China becomes incredibly -- perhaps irresistibly -- enticing.  And guess what:  At least in theory the platform could be leveraged for both the market in the States and in China.  (I have some reservations about this, but it's theoretically doable.)  BTW, the Free CRM solutions are NOT hosted, but for in-house initiatives.  However, the same marketing principles apply in this analysis.
     
    Bottom line:  This is truly a golden opportunity for ISVs in ChinaDon't target the F1000; go after SMEs, perhaps the same firms that are normally targeted by the largest ISVs using telemarketing.  (I'm not suggesting a telemarketing strategy; I'm simply segmenting the market in Oracle fashion.)  Think of a U.S. company with less than 500 employees.  The world (well, at least the U.S. part of it) will be your oyster ...
     
    China: A Hotbed for Management Consulting?
     
    An interesting article published on the China Economic Net site (in Chinglish, no less) kind of uses the phrase "management consulting" in a rather broad way.  But when it gets to specifics, it's illuminating.  First, there is the claim that "China has become the management consulting market with the most rapid growth rate."  Not sure if this is really true, but it's certainly one of the more interesting markets. 
     
    For specifics, BearingPoint is cited.  Basically, they're bursting at the seams and projecting growth from about 1,000 today to 6,000 in 2008.  CapGemini went the acquisition route.  The average annual salary of a "good management consultant" is about US$40,000 -- a far cry from what a "good management consultant" makes in the States.  And what do the consultants bring to the table?  Well, this is where the article went from being written in English to Chinglish.  But if I can make out what they mean, it's the ability for management consultants to help with implementation and operational issues.  See http://tinyurl.com/43hlr .
     
    Bottom line:  SIs in China should look to adding so-called "management consulting" services to their offerings.  I am NOT suggesting a massive move in this direction, but a selected approach.  Also, China's SIs should look to partner with Western management consulting firms already in or planning to enter China.  On the one hand, the BearingPoints of the world make good partners, especially for sub-contracting work.  On the other hand, the BCGs of the world are more complimentary and not directly competitive.  Have a strategy and plan for dealing with both types of management consulting firms, i.e., the strategy firms with a stake in IT (e.g., @McKinsey) and the IT consultancies/SIs with a strategy play (e.g., IGS, Accenture, ...).
     
    What I'm Reading (and Why I Didn't Post as Often as Usual Last Week)
     
    The new proceedings for SIGIR04 are out and I've been sifting through dozens of papers.  Google seems like child's play compared to what is brewing.  However, I have it on good authority that Google is brewing many of the same things.  But so is Microsoft.  In the future, we all benefit.
     
    Cheers,
     
    David Scott Lewis
    President & Principal Analyst
    IT E-Strategies, Inc.
    Menlo Park, CA & Qingdao, China
     
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              Sociétés secrètes et sacrifices humains         
    Tous ceux qui font parti des sociétés secrètes ont pour seul et unique rôle de propager le pouvoir satanique luciférien qui englobe toute la planète, pour cela, ils sont obligés de se soumettre aux ordres des esprits malins qui sont derrière leurs sociétés secrètes. Ils sont donc des ouvriers actifs au mystère de l'iniquité (2 Thess.2:7) Ils doivent par conséquent se livrer à des actes abominables de toutes sortes : Nécrophilie, Pédophilie, Sacrifices humain, Consommation d’excréments, etc...dans le but de maintenir le pouvoir satanique qui leur est conféré par ces démons. Voici un documentaire EXCLUSIF, ce sont des enfants qui ont été maltraités dans des rituels sataniques dans leur tendre enfance par leurs parents, ils témoignent à visage couvert. Vous allez apprendre beaucoup de choses très instructives dans ce documentaire :





    Témoignage d'une ex sataniste ... Vous aurez la réponse sur les disparitions d'enfants ... Enfants servant de sacrifice diabolique...
    Posté par Lacourse running officiel sur mercredi 17 février 2016

    Ils racontent comment on les amenait dans des endroits secrets, on les violait, et parfois on tranchait la tête à des enfants après les avoir violés. Il y avait aussi des endroits dans lesquels on avait des têtes d'enfants accrochés sur des murs, ou encore des morceaux de bébés qui étaient brûlés sur du feu et dont la fumée servait d'encens pour les images taillées (Les idoles) que les types adoraient durant ces rituels. Ces enfants n'ont jamais été entendus par la justice, pour la simple et bonne raison que ces types sont tous couverts par leur société secrète, c'est tout un réseau dans lequel on retrouve les policiers, les juges, les avocats qui sont tous dans la même loge donc ils ont pour devoir de se couvrir mutuellement. C'est exactement comme l'affaire Dutroux, cette affaire dans laquelle un pédophile kidnapeur d'enfants fournissait ces enfants à des personnes haut placées. C'est donc toujours la même histoire, les frères de la même fraternité se couvraient les uns les autres. Ce sont des pratiques qui ont lieu dans tous les pays du monde, et vous verrez dans ce documentaire que les personnes qui les pratiquent sont des types ordinaires de tous les jours comme vous et moi. Ceci revient donc à vous poser une question : Si donc des types ordinaires comme vous et moi que vous rencontrez tous les jours dans la rue sont capables de faire ce genre de choses dans le noir et sans toutefois être connus nulle part, qu'en est-il de tous ceux-là qui ont la gloire universelle de ce monde? Je recommande à tout le monde de regarder ce documentaire, pour tous ceux qui ne croient pas encore en Dieu, vous allez y découvrir que la Bible est 100% vraie. Parce que la Bible nous parle régulièrement de ces pratiques ignobles. La Bible nous montre bien qu'il existe de telles pratiques telles que les enfants parlent dans ce documentaire. D'où les passages :
    Tu n'agiras pas ainsi à l'égard de l'Eternel, ton Dieu; car elles servaient leurs dieux en faisant toutes les abominations qui sont odieuses à l'Eternel, et même elles brûlaient au feu leurs fils et leurs filles en l'honneur de leurs dieux. (Deut.12:31)
    Il fit ce qui est mal aux yeux de l'Eternel, selon les abominations des nations que l'Eternel avait chassées devant les enfants d'Israël. Il rebâtit les hauts lieux qu'Ezéchias, son père, avait détruits, il éleva des autels à Baal, il fit une idole d'Astarté, comme avait fait Achab, roi d'Israël, et il se prosterna devant toute l'armée des cieux et la servit. Il bâtit des autels dans la maison de l'Eternel, quoique l'Eternel eût dit: C'est dans Jérusalem que je placerai mon nom. Il bâtit des autels à toute l'armée des cieux dans les deux parvis de la maison de l'Eternel. Il fit passer son fils par le feu; il observait les nuages et les serpents pour en tirer des pronostics, et il établit des gens qui évoquaient les esprits et qui prédisaient l'avenir. Il fit de plus en plus ce qui est mal aux yeux de l'Eternel, afin de l'irriter. (2 Rois 21:2-6)
    Tu ne livreras aucun de tes enfants pour le faire passer à Moloc, et tu ne profaneras point le nom de ton Dieu. Je suis l'Eternel. (Lev.18:21)
    L’Éternel parla à Moïse, et dit: Tu diras aux enfants d'Israël: Si un homme des enfants d'Israël ou des étrangers qui séjournent en Israël livre à Moloc l'un de ses enfants, il sera puni de mort: le peuple du pays le lapidera. Et moi, je tournerai ma face contre cet homme, et je le retrancherai du milieu de son peuple, parce qu'il a livré de ses enfants à Moloc, souillé mon sanctuaire et profané mon saint nom.(Lev.20:1-3)
    Tu as pris tes fils et tes filles, que tu m'avais enfantés, et tu les leur as sacrifiés pour qu'ils leur servent d'aliment: n'était-ce pas assez de tes prostitutions? Tu as égorgé mes fils, et tu les as donnés, en les faisant passer par le feu en leur honneur.(Eze.16:20-21)
    Ils firent passer par le feu leurs fils et leurs filles, ils se livrèrent à la divination et aux enchantements, et ils se vendirent pour faire ce qui est mal aux yeux de l’Éternel, afin de l'irriter. Aussi l’Éternel s'est-il fortement irrité contre Israël, et les a-t-il éloignés de sa face. Il n'est resté que la seule tribu de Juda.(2 Rois 17:17-18)
    Ils sacrifièrent leurs fils Et leurs filles aux idoles, Ils répandirent le sang innocent, Le sang de leurs fils et de leurs filles, Qu'ils sacrifièrent aux idoles de Canaan, Et le pays fut profané par des meurtres. Ils se souillèrent par leurs œuvres, Ils se prostituèrent par leurs actions. La colère de l’Éternel s'enflamma contre son peuple, Et il prit en horreur son héritage (Psa.106:37-40)
    Qu'on ne trouve chez toi personne qui fasse passer son fils ou sa fille par le feu, personne qui exerce le métier de devin, d'astrologue, d'augure, de magicien, d'enchanteur, personne qui consulte ceux qui évoquent les esprits ou disent la bonne aventure, personne qui interroge les morts. Car quiconque fait ces choses est en abomination à l'Eternel; et c'est à cause de ces abominations que l'Eternel, ton Dieu, va chasser ces nations devant toi. (Deut.18:10-12)
    Lady Gaga en vêtement de
    viande animale. De la viande
    sacrifiée aux idoles je paries.

    Aux MTV VMA 09, Lady
    Gaga se promenait avec du
    sang sur elle lors d'un de ses
    spectacles.
    Il y a plus d'une trentaine d'autres passages bibliques qui démontrent l'existence de ces faits depuis la création du monde jusqu'à nos jours. Ce sont des pratiques qui existent depuis la nuit des temps, dans tous les peuples du monde les gens se sont livrés à ce genre de choses pour apaiser les esprits de la nature (Du moins c'est ce qu'ils croient) ou pour profiter de quelques privilège occulte particulier. Les mauvais esprits ont besoin de sang pour acquérir une plus grande puissance, c'est pour eux un peu comme un repas complet. Nos péchés aussi les nourrissent et leurs procurent par la même occasion un libre accès à des zones spirituelles de notre vie. Tandis que le sang, non seulement il nous lie plus puissamment à eux, mais aussi il leur procure un plus grand pouvoir. Les gens qui pratiquent de la magie ont besoin de sacrifier régulièrement des hommes et/ou des animaux afin de maintenir leurs pouvoirs magiques, ces types sont donc comme des piles rechargeables. La Bible rappelle donc que tout sacrifice que l'on fait, on le fait à des démons :
    Je dis que ce qu'on sacrifie, on le sacrifie à des démons, et non à Dieu; or, je ne veux pas que vous soyez en communion avec les démons.(1 Corinthiens 10:20)

    Certains parmi-vous ont connu le célèbre jeu vidéo de Baston
    le plus violent de l'humanité : Mortal Kombat. Un jeu très
    lugubre dans lequel vous devez exécuter votre adversaire de
    manière violente. Ce jeu en 1993 avait été censuré pour les
    consoles de Salon. Lorsque Mortal Kombat II paru en 1994
    la saga n'était plus censurée. On a laissé s'introduire des
    sacrifices humains en spectacle dans nos maisons. Il y a
    aussi du cannibalisme dans ce jeu. Vous pensez réellement que
    les producteurs d'un tel jeu sont des personnes sans religion?
    Moi je ne crois pas.
    Il faut donc savoir une fois pour toutes que ce qu'on sacrifie on le sacrifie aux démons, parce que depuis que Jésus-Christ s'est donné en sacrifice, il a accompli le tout dernier sacrifice pour l'humanité. Il n'est donc plus question de sacrifier quoi que ce soit aujourd'hui. Il n'est plus question de faire ni des sacrifices d'animaux, ni des sacrifices de quoi que ce soit. Si donc vous êtes déjà parti chez un magicien, féticheur, marabout, sorcier, guérisseur, médecin, etc... et qu'il vous a demandé de lui apporter un coq, une poule, une chèvre, un chien, un chat, un serpent, bref tout genre d'animal ou d'insecte existant pour l'offrir en Sacrifice, sachez que ce type vous a lié à des entités démoniaques, et vous devez à tout prix demander pardon à Dieu et briser ces liens au nom de Jésus-Christ. Dans le catholicisme, Il y a également l'eucharistie qui est le sacrifice renouvelé et non-sanglant de Jésus-Christ, ceci est du satanisme pur et simple. Jésus s'est donné une seule fois, et une fois pour toutes, ceux-là donc qui re-itèrent le sacrifice de Jésus-Christ chaque matin dans les églises, ce sont d'ignobles prophètes de Baal, ils ne servent pas le véritable Dieu et tous ceux qui consomment cet eucharistie, même s'ils ont passé 25 ans dans un séminaire et qu'ils sont grands amis du pape. Vous devez vous repentir, car vous blasphémez le nom de Dieu en mangeant de cette eucharistie-là. Jésus-Christ s'est donné en sacrifice une fois pour toutes, il n'est donc pas question de renouveler son sacrifice, cela d'aucune manière :
    Jésus est par cela même le garant d'une alliance plus excellente. De plus, il y a eu des sacrificateurs en grand nombre, parce que la mort les empêchait d'être permanents. Mais lui, parce qu'il demeure éternellement, possède un sacerdoce qui n'est pas transmissible. C'est aussi pour cela qu'il peut sauver parfaitement ceux qui s'approchent de Dieu par lui, étant toujours vivant pour intercéder en leur faveur. Il nous convenait, en effet, d'avoir un souverain sacrificateur comme lui, saint, innocent, sans tache, séparé des pécheurs, et plus élevé que les cieux, qui n'a pas besoin, comme les souverains sacrificateurs, d'offrir chaque jour des sacrifices, d'abord pour ses propres péchés, ensuite pour ceux du peuple, car ceci, il l'a fait une fois pour toutes en s'offrant lui-même. En effet, la loi établit souverains sacrificateurs des hommes sujets à la faiblesse; mais la parole du serment qui a été fait après la loi établit le Fils, qui est parfait pour l'éternité.(Hebreux 7:22-28)
    Mais Christ est venu comme souverain sacrificateur des biens à venir; il a traversé le tabernacle plus grand et plus parfait, qui n'est pas construit de main d'homme, c'est-à-dire, qui n'est pas de cette création; et il est entré une fois pour toutes dans le lieu très saint, non avec le sang des boucs et des veaux, mais avec son propre sang, ayant obtenu une rédemption éternelle. (Hebreux 9:11-12)
    C'est en vertu de cette volonté que nous sommes sanctifiés, par l'offrande du corps de Jésus-Christ, une fois pour toutes. Et tandis que tout sacrificateur fait chaque jour le service et offre souvent les mêmes sacrifices, qui ne peuvent jamais ôter les péchés, lui, après avoir offert un seul sacrifice pour les péchés, s'est assis pour toujours à la droite de Dieu,attendant désormais que ses ennemis soient devenus son marchepied. Car, par une seule offrande, il a amené à la perfection pour toujours ceux qui sont sanctifiés.(Hébreux 10:10-14)
    Je vous recommande de lire, relire, relire et méditer profondément l’épître de Paul aux Hébreux, ceci vous permettra de comprendre davantage la réalité derrière le sacrifice de Jésus-Christ.

    Remarquez le rituel satanique un bas à droite
    de la photo. Ceci confirme bien que ces gens-ci
    savent pertinemment en qui ils croient. Ces
    dessins animés ne sont pas faits pour amuser
    la galerie comme nous le pensons. Mais ce
    sont des produits démoniaques concoctés par
    des membres de sociétés sataniques. Et ces
    dessins animés comme South Park existent
    pour anéantir l'espèce humaine.
    A l'époque de l'ancien testament, il y avait plusieurs sortes de sacrifices qu'on offrait à Dieu, c'étaient souvent des sacrifices qui servaient à l'expiation provisoire des péchés d'un peuple, il y avait des sacrificateurs désignés par Dieu lui-même pour opérer cette tâche, mais depuis le sacrifice parfait de Jésus-Christ sur la croix, il n'est plus question de sacrificateurs. Parce que le sacrifice de Jésus-Christ ne sert pas à l'expiation provisoire des péchés d'un peuple, mais son sacrifice permet plutôt l'expiation définitive de tous les péchés du monde entier.

    Mais pour que le sacrifice de Jésus-Christ prenne effet dans ta vie, il te faut le reconnaître comme tel, comme étant le sauveur de ton âme, il te faut CROIRE EN LUI de tout ton coeur, et le confesser de ta bouche devant Dieu, c'est alors que tu seras sauvé. Il ne s'agit pas de croire en Lui d'une manière intellectuelle, mais plutôt croire en Lui du fond de ton propre coeur, comme un petit enfant (Rom.10:9-10). C'est par la Foi qu'on saisit cette grace (Eph.2:8-9; 2 Cor.5:21; Gal.2:16).

    Il vous faut naître de nouveau!

    Maranatha!
              L'attentat de Charlie Hebdo : La diabolisation des musulmans        
    Que Dieu, le Tout Puissant, Créateur du Ciel et de la Terre et de toutes les galaxies soit loué. Que sa miséricorde se manifeste toujours parmi-nous, vaines créatures. J'ai fait un long moment sans écrire sur ce blog parce que le but initial de ce Blog était de dénoncer les manipulations psychiques opérées par la star system sur les populations mondiales, j'ai fait le tour dans ce domaine-là, ça fait que je n'ai plus grand chose à y dire, je risquerai de me répéter sans cesse. Avec toutes les injustices de ce monde, il va falloir que j'élargisse mon champ de discussion, Jésus-Christ nous demande d'être des ouvriers de justice (Matthieu 20)



    Ce qui s'est passé hier en France n'est qu'une version française du 11 Septembre 2011, chers lecteurs, ne vous laissez pas avoir par cette manipulation ridicule qui consiste à diaboliser les musulmans. Les dirigeants de ce monde se sont débrouillés à créer une pléthore de religions, cela dans le but de nous pousser à nous combattre les uns contre les autres. De plus, ce genre d'assassinat n'est pas encouragé par l'Islam. Les médias ont réussi à nous donner une image péjorative des musulmans, c'est la raison pour laquelle on les associe à l'Islam, ou du moins un Islam SELON LES MÉDIAS bien entendu. L'islam a beaucoup de prescriptions morales, mais ne parle hélas pas du salut de l'âme qui est en Jésus-Christ Seul. Est-ce donc une raison pour diaboliser l'islam à ce point comme le font les médias??? Pourquoi ne diabolise-t-on pas toutes les autres religions du monde?

    Le saviez-vous??? Le gouvernement américain avait élaboré une opération durant le mandat de Kennedy, l'Operation Northwoods , mais cette opération fut rejetée par Kennedy. Le but de cette opération était de créer des terroristes cubains qui fusilleraient d'innocents américains dans les rues. Pour pousser la population américaine à sympathiser avec une guerre contre le Cuba. Lorsqu'on guette UN PEU l'histoire, on découvre que tout se répète finalement.
    (Source : http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92662)

    Je ne peux donc pas exclure l'idée d'un complot qui a pour but de susciter de la haine contre les musulmans comme d'habitude. Il ne faut pas vous laisser embobiner par la télévision, nous savons tous qu'on diabolise le musulman aujourd'hui pour la simple et bonne raison que les pays islamiques ne sont pas de gros consommateurs de l'occident; ils ont un gigantesque stock de pétrole et l'islam leur permet d'être des conservateurs et de balayer du revers de la main toutes les propositions occidentales. Ce qui déplaît fortement à l'occident. Puis, expliquez-moi comment des gens armés, bien préparés comme les "terroristes" d'hier, ont quand même réussi à laisser tomber leur carte d'identité sur les lieux. Soyons logiques quand même. Chers amis, ne diabolisez pas les musulmans, c'est ce que le système veut vous pousser à faire alors que personne ne les connait réellement. Jésus ne prononçait jamais sur un ouïe dire.
    Il respirera la crainte de l'Eternel; Il ne jugera point sur l'apparence, Il ne prononcera point sur un ouï-dire.(Esaïe 11:3)
    Ce dont les musulmans ont besoin (Pas uniquement eux, mais tout le monde entier, y compris les chrétiens eux-même) c'est de suivre Jésus-Christ, ce qui consiste à copier son caractère dans les moindres aspects, afin que nous soyons de dignes fils de Dieu selon qu'il le dit lui-même:
    38 Vous avez appris qu'il a été dit : oeil pour oeil, et dent pour dent. 39 Mais moi, je vous dis de ne pas résister au méchant. Si quelqu'un te frappe sur la joue droite, présente-lui aussi l'autre. 40 Si quelqu'un veut plaider contre toi, et prendre ta tunique, laisse-lui encore ton manteau. 41 Si quelqu'un te force à faire un mille, fais-en deux avec lui. 42 Donne à celui qui te demande, et ne te détourne pas de celui qui veut emprunter de toi. 43 Vous avez appris qu'il a été dit : Tu aimeras ton prochain, et tu haïras ton ennemi. 44 Mais moi, je vous dis : Aimez vos ennemis, bénissez ceux qui vous maudissent, faites du bien à ceux qui vous haïssent, et priez pour ceux qui vous maltraitent et qui vous persécutent, 45 afin que vous soyez fils de votre Père qui est dans les cieux; (Matthieu 5)
    On fusille une douzaine de personnes en France, ça émeut le monde entier. Pourtant, au même moment, en Centrafrique, au Nord-Cameroun, en Libye, en Syrie, en Ukraine, et partout ailleurs, des milliers de gens meurent sous la plus grande indifférence du monde entier. Le même phénomène se produit lorsqu'une STAR décède: La population mondiale verse une larme mais s'en fout lorsque des milliers de pauvres périssent dans des catastrophes naturelles. Comment appelle-t-on ça? L'occidentalo-centrisme?

    Sortons donc de cette manipulation ridicule. Les dirigeants occidentaux veulent instaurer leur vision à eux de ce monde, dans l'esprit des gens. Maranatha!
              Le 11 Septembre 2001 : Que s'est-il réellement passé?        
    Nous voici 13 ans après le 11 Septembre 2001, un nouvel anniversaire. De toute l'histoire de l'humanité, aucune tour, aucun gratte-ciel n'a jamais été écroulé par des flammes. JAMAIS!!! Il y a de nombreuses preuves et évidences qui démontrent que les tours jumelles du 11 Septembre 2001 ont été écroulées par une entreprise de démolition controlée. Il faut tenir présent à l'esprit que les lois de Dieu sont parfaites et ne peuvent en aucun cas être violées, comme la loi de la gravité par exemple, bref... ceci est un autre débat, revenons à nos moutons:

    Dégagement de fumée à la base
    de la tour jumelle
    1. Quelque temps après l'écrasement des avions dans les deux tours jumelles, de nombreuses personnes reportent avoir entendu des explosions multiples entre 7 et 8 étages au sous-sol, d'autres qui étaient à l'intérieur des batiments ont ressenti une gigantesque explosion à la base du batiment, ce qui les a secoués fortement, d'autres personnes aussi qui étaient à proximité des tours, ont encaissé des débris causés par les explosions, ce qui les a grièvement bléssé. De plus, on a retrouvé des flammes dans le sous-sol en profondeur, la température y était d'ailleurs tellement elevée qu'il était impossible pendant plusieurs jours d'y accéder, un peu comme-ci il y avait eu une explosion intense dans le sous-sol. Il faut tenir à l'esprit que lorsqu'on fait une démolition controlée, on déclanche des explosifs d'abord à la base de l'immeuble pour fragiliser la base du batiment et pour qu'il puisse s'écrouler enfin. C'est la première explosion à être déclanchée dans toute démolotion controlée.

    De la poussière, rien que de la poussière
    2. Dans cet écroulement des deux tours, ces tours qui avaient environ 200 étages, on ne retrouve pas une seule chaise, on ne retrouve pas non plus un seul morceau de bureau, il n'y a que de la poussière partout. Les scientifiques experts s'interrogent encore sur les mécanismes qui ont pu produire un tel évènement: La réduction de tous ces objets en poussière très fine. Les immeubles ont été réduits en poussière dans le sens propre du terme. Normalement, dans tout éfondrement d'immeuble, il doit toujours rester d'énnormes débris de choses, on retrouve toujours tout un tas de choses, mais dans ce cas particulier, il n'a été retrouvé que de la poussière partout. Il y a aussi plusieurs personnes qui affirment avoir entendu des explosions succéssives s'executer de haut en bas, exactement de la même manière que dans une démolition controllée.

    Écroulement de la WTC 7 (La Tour Numéro 7)
    3. Savez vous que ce jour du 11 Septembre il y a plutot 3 tours qui se sont écroulées? Il n'y en a pas que deux mais il y en a carrément trois, mais les médias n'en parlent pas beaucoup. La troisième tour c'est la tour numéro 7. Cette tour s'est écroulée toute seule, sans qu'aucun avion ne vienne la frapper, et elle s'est écroulée exactement de la même manière que les deux tours jumelles. Un immeuble ne peut pas s'écrouler tout seul d'un coup comme ça! Il faut que des mesure soient prises pour que cela arrive, pourtant, il fallait que ça arrive et c'est arrivé, parce que il y a des gens en arrière-plan qui y ont travaillé. Un immeuble de 42 étage en plus! Recherchez dans tous vos bouquins d'histoire si un phénomène pareil s'est déja produit, sinon intérrogez vos leçons de physique que vous avez si habilement maitrisé lorsque vous étiez au lycée. Vous verrez que c'est une équation IMPOSSIBLE: Une tour ne peut pas s'écrouler comme ça toute seule. Plusieurs témoins affirment également qu'il ont entendu des explosions autour de cet immeuble.


    Incendie de Madrid et de Philadelphie
    4. Logiquement, aucun immeuble n'a jamais été écroulé de lui-même par des flammes. Il y a eu un incendie dans un immeuble de Philadelphie en 1999 et un incendie dans un immeuble de Madrid en 2005, ces incendies étaient de plus grande intensité et ont duré beaucoup plus longtemps que les incendies du World Trade Center, pourtant, aucun de ces immeubles ne s'est écroulé. Puis, il faut aussi savoir que ces tours ce sont écroulées de haut en bas, et avec une vitesse de chute hallucinante comme dans les démolitions contrôlées.


    Un gigantesque nuage de fumée
    5. Puis, la manière dont la fumée jaillissait de ces tours rappele exactement le même jaillissement de fumée qu'on observe durant les éruptions volcaniques, cette fumée propagée à grande échelle n'était que l'évidence de multiples explosions de bombes placées sur les immeubles. la preuve indéniable qu'il y avait des explosifs dans ces immeubles est que justement ces immeubles se sont écroulés.




    Émanation de gaz
    6. Si vous regardez bien les vidéos de ces ecroulements de batiments, vous constaterez sans conteste qu'il y a de petits nuages de gaz qui sortent des batiments, exactement comme lors d'une démolition contrôlée. Puis la premiere tour à être frappée a été la dernière à être écroulée, tandis que la dernière a été la première, sans compter que la température de combustion était beaucoup trop basse en si peu de temps pour réduire tout cet immeuble en poussière.



    7. Les tours ne pouvaient pas s'écrouler sur elles-même, c'est IMPOSSIBLE! Il aurait plutot fallu que les morceaux supérieurs de ces tours aillent s'écraser sur la rue et que le reste des immeubles soit sain et sauf, un effondrement sur soi-même ne fait que confirmer l'action d'une démolition contrôlée.

    Un des concepteurs des
    tours-jumelles
    8. Puis il faut savoir que ces tours ont été construites spécialement pour supporter de nombreux crash d'avions, pas un seul avion mais de nombreux avions, ces immeubles avaient été prévus pour que dans le pire des cas, des avions s'y plantent comme des crayons dans un morceau de carton, l'ingénieur en chef Frank A. DeMartini responsable de la construction d'une des tours jumelles l'a clairement affirmé, ces immeubles pouvaient supporter de multiples crash de Boeing 707, qui sont pratiquement de la même dimension que les avions qui ont crashé ce jour-là. Malheureusement il est décédé dans ce tragic évènement, et plusieurs autres ingénieurs ont pourtant dit la même chose que lui. c'étaient pourtant de véritables bijoux architecturaux vous vous en rendez compte???


    Les 47 piliers d'acier des deux tours
    9. Puis les seuls débris en acier qui ont été retrouvés, étaient suffisamment larges pour être transportés par des camions vers l'Asie où ils seraient ensuite fondus, la tour était maintenue par 47 pilliers en acier, ces pilliers d'acier constituaient le noyau des tours jumelles. Mais on a rien retrouvé, l'acier en principe aurait du supporter cet écroulement parce selon les scientifiques, la température de fusion de l'acier est beaucoup trop élevée pour la température de combustion d'essence de l'avion avec les flammes. Et même si l'immeuble aurait pu s'écrouler comme cela s'est produit, les pilliers d'acier auraient normalement du rester debout et non pas se détruire. Le gouvernement a nié l'existance de ces pilliers d'acier, ceci est la preuve d'un complot intérieur vous pouvez trouver beaucoup d'autres détails troublants dans le livre "The 9/11 Commission Report : Omissions and Distortions". C'est la toute première fois dans l'histoire de l'humanité que des pilliers en acier sont détruits par des flammes. C'est simplement PHYSIQUEMENT IMPOSSIBLE!!!


    Plusieurs scientifiques reconnaissent qu'il s'agit
    d'une démolition contrôlée
    10. Les physiciens ont ce qu'ils appelent le "pancake theory", qui explique que normalement, si un immeuble s'écroule, chacun des étages supérieurs devrait s'applatir sur l'étage en dessous avec des amortissements successifs, ce qui ralentirait normalement la chute de beaucoup de temps, et dans la majorité des cas, empêcherait que l'immeuble tout entier ne s'écroule. Selon le même principe du "Pancake Theory", on aurait normalement du retrouver beaucoup de gros débris de choses, mais au lieu de ça, on a retrouvé que de microscopiques morceaux de poussières qui n'ont aucune raison logique de joncher les lieux de l'explosion.


    Ces 10 Preuves ont été fournies par plusieurs scientifiques chevraunés, ce n'est pas moi qui invente, puisque d'ailleurs je ne vis pas aux Etats-Unis.

    Sources:
    www.911revisited.com
    www.st911.org
    www.reopen911.com
    911research.wtc7.net
    Et des dizaines d'autres ressources disponibles sur internet

    Pour réaliser ces explosions, ils ont certainement du utiliser une technologie de démolition controlée inconnue du plus grand public, il fallait trouver maintenant un moyen de rendre ce spectacle macabre officiel, et trouver des bouc-émissaires pour leur faire porter le chapeau. Les explosions du 11 Septembre 2001 ont eu pour seul but de plonger le monde dans le chaos, il fallait à tout prix que les gouvernants de ce monde trouvent des motifs pour davantage exercer le controle sur la population mondiale, désormais, au nom de la lutte contre le terrorisme, ils ont le droit d'exercer des violations de la vie privée, ce qu'ils n'avaient pas le droit de faire avant.

    Les pays arabes ont une richesse pétrolière innestimable, et c'est aussi une des raisons pour lesquelles il fallait que le gouvernement mondial provoque cet effondrement des tours jumelles, pour pouvoir obtenir un avis favorable de la part de la population mondiale, contre les pays arabes riches en pétrole. De ce fait, le gouvernement mondial pourra désormais envahir n'importe quel territoire arabe dans le but de lui piquer son pétrole, au nom du 11 Septembre 2001, et le monde entier serait totalement d'accord. C'est une affaire de gros sous, l'argent controle ce monde matériel, et pour être très puissant, il faut posséder le plus d'argent possible, et vous êtes sans ignorer combien le pétrole est une source de revenue innestimable pour un pays industrialisé. Oussama Ben Laden était un personnage fictif, ils l'ont crée dans le but d'accomplir ce plan qui a été si bien réalisé. Ils ont crée un pseudo-terroriste pour plonger la population mondiale dans la terreur, ce pseudo-terroriste passait à la télévision de temps en temps pour menacer les Etats-Unis et ses alliés, c'était bien préparé tout ça.

    Il y a aussi un volet qui est très important avec le 11 Septembre. Le volet mystique. En effet, des milliers de vies humaines ont été sacrifiées ce jour-là, il faut comprendre et retenir une fois pour toutes que le sacrifice humain est le sacrifice qui contient le plus de puissance pour les démons. Ils se nourrissent beaucoup de sang, le sang des animaux leur est délicieux, mais le sang humain est beaucoup plus puissant. ça leur procure énormément d'energie pour qu'ils puissent travailler plus vite. L'energie négative libérée ce 11 Septembre a suffisamment impacté le monde dans lequel nous vivons, autant que l'ont toujours fait toutes les guerres qui se sont toujours déroulées dans ce monde.
    Je dis que ce qu'on sacrifie, on le sacrifie à des démons, et non à Dieu; or, je ne veux pas que vous soyez en communion avec les démons. Vous ne pouvez boire la coupe du Seigneur, et la coupe des démons; vous ne pouvez participer à la table du Seigneur, et à la table des démons.(1 Corinthiens 10:20-21)
    Si les américains sont capables de dépenser des milliards de dollars pour des productions cinématographiques, demandez-vous combien est-ce qu'ils sont capables de dépenser, unis aux autres gouvernements, pour créer des mises en scènes qui seront ingurgitées par tout le monde. Posez-vous des questions les amis, nous sommes au milieu d'un complot, et vos âmes sont en jeu pour l'éternité, ou vous décidez de rester tranquilles dans votre monde sans vous soucier d'éveiller votre conscience, vous ne faites rien et c'est à Dieu que vous devrez rendre des comptes. Ou alors vous vous décidez de recevoir Jésus-Christ comme votre Sauveur personnel et vous vous activez pour amener les autres à Jésus-Christ. Sachez que le simple fait de rester indifférant Ã  toutes les injustices qui vous entourent font aussi de vous un criminel, cela que vous le sachiez ou non. D'où la parole:
    Quand je dirai au méchant: Tu mourras! si tu ne l'avertis pas, si tu ne parles pas pour détourner le méchant de sa mauvaise voie et pour lui sauver la vie, ce méchant mourra dans son iniquité, et je te redemanderai son sang. Mais si tu avertis le méchant, et qu'il ne se détourne pas de sa méchanceté et de sa mauvaise voie, il mourra dans son iniquité, et toi, tu sauveras ton âme. Si un juste se détourne de sa justice et fait ce qui est mal, je mettrai un piège devant lui, et il mourra; parce que tu ne l'as pas averti, il mourra dans son péché, on ne parlera plus de la justice qu'il a pratiquée, et je te redemanderai son sang.(Ézéchiel 3:18-20)
    Ainsi, même si on venait à te donner tous les milliards de la planète terre, tu ne réussirait jamais à combler tous les désirs et les besoins du monde, pourtant, si tu reçois Jésus-Christ comme Seigneur et Sauveur, tu seras capable de donner bien plus que de l'argent aux gens, tu seras capable de sauver carrément des vies et pour l'éternité, car le salut n'est pas selon les oeuvres mais c'est par la Foi en Jésus-Christ que nous sommes sauvés, et cela est un don gratuit.
    Car c'est par la grâce que vous êtes sauvés, par le moyen de la foi. Et cela ne vient pas de vous, c'est le don de Dieu. Ce n'est point par les œuvres, afin que personne ne se glorifie.(Ephésiens 2:8-9)
    Une question se pose par rapport au 11 Septembre 2001: Qui précisément a écroulé les tours jumelles sous l'ordre de Satan ---> Les illuminati? Il y a deux arguments de réponse qui portent à croire que les personnes qui ont déposé les bombes dans cet immeuble sont en fait les gens de l'entreprise multimilliardaire nommée "Controlled Demolition Inc":

    1) Ce sont eux qui ont eu l'exclusivité pour débarrasser tous les restes de l'éffondrement

    2) Puisque les franc-maçons sont sans évidence derrière ce complot, et que leur insigne distinctif est l'équerre et le compas, nous voyons que le logo de cette entreprise multimiliardaire est un joli Compas.

    Est-ce l'entreprise "Controlled Demolition Inc" qui a posé les explosifs dans les tours jumelles???

    De toutes les façons, ce n'est finalement pas si important que ça de savoir qui exactement a placé les bombes dans les tours jumelles, ce qui est important c'est que tu puisses sauver ta vie aujourd'hui même!
              Rihanna : La nudité et la provocation sont à la mode...        
    Rihanna aux CFDA Fashion awards. Ceci c'est de la
    provocation de haut niveau, on ne peut pas faire mieux
    que ça en terme de perversion sexuelle.
    C'est devenu une mode dans le showbiz aujourd'hui, ils font tout pour dé-sacraliser le corps sacré de la femme, la femme est une créature sacrée, la maternité est également une chose sacrée que Dieu a donné a la femme, mais Satan, par le biais de ses célébrités/stars, fait tout ce qui est en son possible pour anéantir le côté sacré des femmes.
    Je veux aussi que les femmes, vêtues d'une manière décente, avec pudeur et modestie, ne se parent ni de tresses, ni d'or, ni de perles, ni d'habits somptueux, mais qu'elles se parent de bonnes œuvres, comme il convient à des femmes qui font profession de servir Dieu. (1 Timothée 2:9-10)
    Des filles possédées comme Rihanna travaillent avec des hordes de démons pour détruire l'archétype féminin. Il faut arrêter de se bercer d'illusions, nous sommes dans un conflit primordial qui oppose les forces des ténèbres aux forces de la lumière, Rihanna a choisit le camp des ténèbres contre la gloire éphémère de ce monde. Elle est donc aujourd'hui un outil des ténèbres pour la destruction des bonnes valeurs morales d'autrefois. Ces célébrités travaillent tellement bien que les gens vous diront : "Bof! Ecoute, tu es un rétrograde, le monde évolue." Rihanna, comme beaucoup d'autres célébrités, échouent au test du Seigneur, lorsqu'il demande de ne pas inciter les hommes à la convoitise sexuelle:
    Vous avez appris qu'il a été dit: Tu ne commettras point d'adultère. Mais moi, je vous dis que quiconque regarde une femme pour la convoiter a déjà commis un adultère avec elle dans son cœur. (Matthieu 5:27-28)
    Ces stars passent le temps à exhiber leurs corps nus, sous le regard émoustillé des gens. Les gens qui regardent ce genre de pourritures sont autant coupables que les stars eux-mêmes. Les photos de Rihanna que je vais vous montrer sont choquantes, mais il faut que vous voyez ces gens dont se nourrissent vos enfants à la télévision. Il faut que vous les voyez sous leur réelle apparence afin de prendre une décision dans vos vies. J'ai mis ces photos dans ce lien-ci, âmes sensibles, abstenez-vous, ici nous présentons l'oeuvre des esprits qui pilotent Rihanna pour la perte de l'humanité.

    Il ne suffit pas de savoir que Rihanna et compagnie sont des illuminati et consort, ce qui est le plus important c'est de prendre position par rapport à ce fait, il faut mettre des limites quelque part, je ne peux pas dire que j'ai la Foi en Dieu mais je continue à écouter les musiques d'une femme qui de manière évidente travaille pour la perte de l'humanité, il faut choisir son camp tout de suite, c'est une question de vie ou de mort éternelle. Pour que nous soyons à l'image de notre Créateur, nous devons lui ressembler, pour lui ressembler, il faut connaitre sa parole et la mettre en pratique, sa parole qui est contenue dans la Sainte Bible. Nous devons donc l'imiter également lorsqu'il dit:
    "Je ne mettrai rien de mauvais devant mes yeux; je hais la conduite des pécheurs; elle ne s'attachera point à moi." (Psaumes 101.3)
    Il vous faut vous repentir!
              R-Kelly et Lady Gaga : Des adeptes de Aleister Crowley        

    R-Kelly et Lady Gaga ont fait un morceau en duo qui se nomme Do What you Want (Fais ce que tu veux). Et vous savez qui est le promoteur de la doctrine Fais ce que tu veux? Il s'agit de Aleister Crowley, l'un des plus grands satanistes à avoir influencé la culture populaire avec ses ouvrages sataniques. J'avais déjà parlé de R-Kelly ici, ce type passe son temps à mélanger l'amour de Dieu et l'amour des démons, il aime Dieu et Mamon, en fait, il aime plus Mamon que Dieu, et ça se voit dans tout son parcours.
    Nul ne peut servir deux maîtres. Car, ou il haïra l'un, et aimera l'autre; ou il s'attachera à l'un, et méprisera l'autre. Vous ne pouvez servir Dieu et Mamon. (Matthieu 6:24)
    Fais ce que tu veux est pour les satanistes, ce que Aimes-Dieu et Aime ton prochain comme toi même est pour les chrétiens. Tous les satanistes te diront que tu peux faire TOUT CE QUE TU VEUX, du moment que tu ne gènes personne, cette doctrine est très malsaine et très dangereuse, parce qu'au final les humains sont toujours plus emportés à faire ce qui est mal plutôt que ce qui est bien, cela qu'ils le sachent ou non. Voici un ensemble de photos de R-Kelly avec Lady Gaga:





    Lisez maintenant les paroles de leur morceau, les paroles sont selon moi très explicites:

    So do what you want,
    What you want with my body
    Do what you want,
    Don’t stop let’s party

    Fais ce que tu veux
    Ce que tu veux avec mon corps
    Fais ce que tu veux
    Ne nous arrêtons pas, continuons la fête

    En fait, ce morceau de prime abord semble s'adresser aux journalistes qui disent du n'importe quoi sur la vie privée des stars, mais lorsqu'on suit de plus près les paroles, on se rend compte que ce morceau parle plutôt de tout autre chose. Ce morceau parle exactement de la même chose que Miley Cyrus dans son clip We can't stop.

    Do what I want
    Do what I want with your body
    Do what I want
    Do what I want with your body

    Je fais ce que je veux
    Je fais ce que je veux avec ton corps
    Je fais ce que je veux
    Je fais ce que je veux avec ton corps

    ça me semble trop explicite tout ça, beaucoup trop explicite pour qu'on ne puisse pas voir que R-Kelly est également un disciple de Lucifer.
              Lady Gaga : Disciple de la déesse Venus / Aphrodite        
    Nous avons déjà tellement parlé de Lady Gaga dans ce Blog. Il faut comprendre une chose, les gens hyper célèbres comme Lady Gaga en général servent plusieurs dieux à la fois, puisqu'ils sont au service de plusieurs esprits séducteurs qui travaillent pour la perte de l'humanité. Nous avons une fois de plus une preuve avec son clip Venus, qui est une louange explicite à la déesse romaine de l'amour et du Sexe. Nous assistons aujourd'hui littéralement à des messes païennes/sataniques dans nos écrans de télévision aujourd'hui, puisque dans l'antiquité, les gens adoraient leurs dieux dans leurs temples à eux, mais aujourd'hui ils adorent leurs dieux à la télévision et sous nos yeux et avec la complicité de leurs fans, la télévision donc permet de retransmettre ces cultes sataniques d'autrefois par le moyen des stars/célébrités, ceci propage une énergie obscure sur la terre à travers de puissantes énergies vibratoires que véhicule la musique en général. Ce clip n'est d'ailleurs pas sans rappeler un certain E.T de Katy Perry et Kanye West. Je vais vous présenter quelques portions plutôt explicites de ce morceau, je ne prétends pas avoir tout compris, néanmoins avec ce qui suit, il est clair et évident que Lady Gaga sait très bien ce que c'est que l'adoration des anges déchus, elle le sait:

    Rocket # 9 take off to the planet
    To the planet
    Venus
    Aphrodite lady seashell bikini
    Garden panty
    Venus

    La fusée numéro 9 s'envole vers la planète 
    Vers la planète
    Vénus
    Aphrodite dans son bikini coquillage
    Petite culotte de fleur
    Vénus

    Lady Gaga nous emmène sur la planète Venus, à la rencontre de la déesse, cette déesse chez les romains et l'équivalente d'Aphrodite chez les grecs. On la voit d'ailleurs s'habiller comme la déesse avec qui elle est en contact, c'est-à-dire avec une petite culotte en fleur et un bikini coquillage, question de se mettre en contact immédiat avec cet esprit.

    Lady Gaga habillée comme Aphrodite dont elle parle.
    Voici le fameux tableau de Botticelli avec le coquillage
    dont parle Lady Gaga. Puis, faites vos recherches à ce
    sujet mais j'ai lu quelque part que le coquillage représente
    l'organe sexuel féminin sur ce tableau.

    Dans ce clip, comme toujours, il y a des references à
    l'oeil qui voit tout.

    On y voit un moment un crane qui brule dans un tissus
    noir, un peu comme Ghostrider.
    Lady Gaga pousse les jeunes à la délinquance, ici elle pousse
    une jeune fille écervelée à fumer une cigarette.



    Il y a une inversion dans cette photo, regardez bien les pieds
    de Lady Gaga, ils sont retournés à l'envers, je ne sais pas ce que
    cela peut bien signifier encore.

    A un certain niveau de ce clip, Lady Gaga se fait vomir dessus,
    cette fille aime les choses dégueulasses, vous savez, dans les arts
    magiques, plus les rituels qu'on pratiques sont répugnants, plus
    ils ont de la puissance. Ceci vous donne une idée du genre de
    choses que Lady Gaga et plusieurs stars font loin des regards
    du public.
    Je me souviens aussi qu'elle a l'habitude de se faire vomir dessus, lorsqu'elle chante en public, regardez la vidéo ci-dessous:



    Let’s blast off to a new dimension
    In your bedroom!
    Venus
    Aphrodite lady seashell bikini
    Get with me
    Venus

    Mettons les voiles vers une nouvelle dimension
    Dans ta chambre !
    Vénus
    Aphrodite dans son bikini coquillage
    Venez avec moi
    Vénus

    Il y a deux choses à remarquer ici, premièrement Lady Gaga met ceux et celles qui l'écoutent, en connexion avec Venus, même lorsque ceux-ci sont dans leur chambre, elle les emmène vers une nouvelle dimension à travers l'écoute de la musique. Deuxièmement, elle ponctue toutes ses phrases avec le mot Venus. Elle insiste beaucoup sur ce nom-là, un peu comme pour renforcer son invocation.

    I can’t help the way I’m feeling
    Goddess of love please take me to your leader
    I can’t help i keep on dancin'
    Goddess of Love! Goddess of Love!

    C'est plus fort que moi la façon dont je me sens
    Déesse de l'amour, présentez-moi à votre chef
    c'est plus fort que moi je ne peux m'empêcher de danser
    Déesse de l'Amour ! Déesse de l'Amour !

    Le paragraphe précédant est extrêmement démoniaque, Lady Gaga démontre qu'elle est comme dans une transe par l'action de son contact avec ses démons, par la musique, puis elle demande à Aphrodite de la conduire vers son chef, qui certainement est une entité démoniaque d'un ordre supérieur. La Bible nous dit qu'il y a UN SEUL DIEU, le simple fait qu'elle invoque la déesse de l'amour est suffisant pour vous faire comprendre dans quel milieu nous nous trouvons lorsqu'on écoute sa musique. Depuis, la Bible nous dit clairement que nous devons combattre contre ces esprits avec lesquels Lady Gaga travaille.
    Car nous n'avons pas à lutter contre la chair et le sang, mais contre les dominations, contre les autorités, contre les princes de ce monde de ténèbres, contre les esprits méchants dans les lieux célestes. C'est pourquoi, prenez toutes les armes de Dieu, afin de pouvoir résister dans le mauvais jour, et tenir ferme après avoir tout surmonté. (Ephésiens 6:12-13)
    Take me to your planet (to the planet)
    Take me to your planet (to the planet)
    Take me to your leader (to the planet)
    Your leader, Your leader (to the planet)
    Take me to your planet (to the planet)
    Take me to my planet (to the planet)
    Take me to your Venus (to the planet)
    Your Venus, Your Venus (to the planet)

    Emmenez-moi sur votre planète (sur votre planète)
    Emmenez-moi sur votre planète (sur votre planète)
    Présentez-moi à votre chef (sur votre planète)
    Votre chef, votre chef (sur votre planète)
    Emmenez-moi sur votre planète (sur votre planète)
    Emmenez-moi sur votre planète (sur votre planète)
    Présentez-moi à votre Vénus(sur votre planète)
    Votre Vénus, votre Vénus

    When you touch me I die
    Just a little inside
    I wonder if this could be love
    This could be love
    Cuz you’re out of this world
    Galaxy space and time
    I wonder if this could be love
    Venus

    Quand tu me touches je meurs
    Juste un peu à l'intérieur
    Je me demande si c'est ça pourrait être l'Amour
    Ça pourrait être l'Amour
    Parce-que tu ne viens pas de ce monde
    Galaxie spatio-temporelle
    Je me demande si c'est ceci pourrait être l'Amour
    Vénus

    Il y a tellement de choses qui nous démontrent que Lady Gaga est au contact d'une entité spirituelle, en fait, depuis le début c'est évident mais je ne fais que vous présenter plus de preuves encore.

    Have an oyster, baby
    It’s Aphrod-i-sy
    Act sleazy
    Venus
    Worship to the land
    A girl from the planet to the planet (to the planet)

    J'ai une huître, bébé
    C'est Aphrod-isiaque
    Acte sordide
    Vénus
    Je te vénère depuis la Terre
    Je suis une femme de la planète
    Vénus

    TOUT EST DIT! Venus, je te vénère depuis la terre. Nous sommes donc réellement en présence d'un culte d'adoration à Venus lorsque nous écoutons ce morceau, ce qui nous met dans une très mauvaise communion spirituelle avec Dieu, dans la mesure où ce morceau à lui tout seul est une infraction au premier commandement:
    Tu n'auras pas d'autres dieux devant ma face. Tu ne te feras point d'image taillée, ni de représentation quelconque des choses qui sont en haut dans les cieux, qui sont en bas sur la terre, et qui sont dans les eaux plus bas que la terre. Tu ne te prosterneras point devant elles, et tu ne les serviras point; car moi, l'Éternel, ton Dieu, je suis un Dieu jaloux... (Exode 20:3-5)
    Lisez les paroles de Lady Gaga qui suivent, vous allez comprendre à quel point son job implique une vie de polythéisme total.

    Neptune
    Go
    Now serve Pluto
    Saturn
    Jupiter
    Mercury, Venus - uh ha!
    Uranus!
    Don’t you know my ass is famous?
    Mars
    Now serve for the gods
    Earth, serve for the stars!

    Neptune
    Vas-t'en
    Vas servir Pluton
    Saturne
    Jupiter
    Mercure, Vénus !
    Uranus !
    Tu sais pas encore que mon cul vaut de l'or ?
    Mars
    Maintenant servez les dieux
    Comme la Terre sert les étoiles !

    Il faut comprendre une chose, les noms de ces planètes sont aussi des noms de dieux/esprits/anges déchus/démons, par conséquent, elle est en contact avec eux, je n'ai pas très bien compris le sens de ce paragraphe mais on y voit clairement une activité spirituelle qui inclut l'invocation de plusieurs dieux. Elle demande d'ailleurs de servir "les dieux", et non de servir Le Seul Vrai Dieu. Et elle précise que la terre sert les étoiles, il faut retenir que le culte aux étoiles est une chose odieuses aux yeux de l’Éternel, puisque faire un culte aux étoiles est l'équivalent de rendre un culte aux démons:
    ...allant après d'autres dieux pour les servir et se prosterner devant eux, après le soleil, la lune, ou toute l'armée des cieux. Ce n'est point là ce que j'ai commandé. (Deutéronome 17:3)
    Alors Dieu se détourna, et les livra au culte de l'armée du ciel, selon qu'il est écrit dans le livre des prophètes: M'avez-vous offert des victimes et des sacrifices Pendant quarante ans au désert, maison d'Israël?...(Actes 7:42)
    Qu'aucun homme, sous une apparence d'humilité et par un culte des anges, ne vous ravisse à son gré le prix de la course, tandis qu'il s'abandonne à ses visions et qu'il est enflé d'un vain orgueil par ses pensées charnelles, (Colossiens 2:18)
    ...et ceux qui se prosternent sur les toits, devant l'armée des cieux; et ceux qui se prosternent en faisant serment à Yahweh, tout en jurant par leur roi; et ceux qui se détournent de Yahweh, qui ne cherchent pas Yahweh, et ne se soucient pas de lui. Silence devant le Seigneur Yahweh! Car le jour de Yahweh est proche (Sophonie 1:5-7)
    Tu disais en ton coeur: Je monterai au ciel, J'élèverai mon trône au-dessus des étoiles de Dieu; Je m'assiérai sur la montagne de l'assemblée, A l'extrémité du septentrion; (Esaie 14:13)
    D'ailleurs, ce culte n'est pas sans conséquence parce qu'il pousse toujours d'une façon ou d'une autre les gens à enfreindre les lois de Dieu, et au pire, à se rebeller ouvertement contre Dieu:
    Ne devenez point idolâtres, comme quelques-uns d'eux, selon qu'il est écrit: Le peuple s'assit pour manger et pour boire; puis ils se levèrent pour se divertir. Ne nous livrons point à l'impudicité, comme quelques-uns d'eux s'y livrèrent, de sorte qu'il en tomba vingt-trois mille en un seul jour.(1 Corinthiens 10:7-8)
    Entretenir des pratiques idolâtres comme Lady Gaga pousse forcément les gens à se livrer à l'impudicité, puisque les dieux qu'elle sert ne respectent pas les commandements du Seul Vrai Dieu et ils poussent les gens à pêcher contre Dieu. La preuve en est que nous voyons à la fin du clip, une jeune fille invite le téléspectateur dans une pièce privée dans laquelle les gens se livrent à une orgie sexuelle pour rendre un culte à Aphrodite/Venus

    La jeune fille qui invite le téléspectateur

    Les scènes d'orgies sexuelles, qui servent à nourrir les démons.

    Voici une image de R-Kelly avec Lady Gaga, je parlerai de
    ces deux-là dans un prochain article. Cette photo-ci n'a rien
    à voir avec le clip Venus.

    C'est la conséquence de l’idolâtrie, et c'est ce qui vous arrivera et qui arrivera à vos enfants si vous continuez à les exposer aux clips de ces artistes universellement acclamés: Ils vous conduiront dans la débauche.

    Repentez-vous!

    Maranatha!
              Katy Perry : Dark Horse (Brève analyse)        
    L'oeil se fait de plus en plus remarquer
    Katy Perry ne cesse de faire la promotion de la sexualité précoce, l'homosexualité, la magie et le matérialisme dans ses clips. Rien que cela devrait déjà vous faire savoir dans quel camp elle est, puisque ces valeurs sont à l'opposé de celles que Le Créateur voudrait que nous possédions. En réalité, nous n'avons pas besoin de détecter les messages subliminaux ou bien les symboles occultes pour savoir si une célébrité bosse pour Satan ou non. Il nous suffit tout simplement d'avoir un minimum de bon sens et une connaissance moyenne de la Parole de Dieu. Je suis triste de voir que tant de personnes n'ouvrent les yeux que lorsqu'ils voient les symboles occultes dans ces clips vidéos, pourtant le genre de messages de l'artiste en question dans ses clips, devrait vous faire savoir clairement pour quelle entité la star bosse. Nous avons pas mal de célébrités qui aiment afficher leur affiliation à l’Égypte, nous avons notamment Shaggy, Naomi Campbell, Alicia Keys, et tant d'autres... Je ne vais pas entrer en profondeur dans mon analyse de ce clip, je vais simplement vous présenter l’Égypte sur le plan spirituel.

    Dans le sens biblique du terme, l’Égypte est le siège de la rébellion contre Dieu, c'est en Égypte que le peuple de Dieu fut mis en esclavage pendant plus de 400 ans, et c'est de l’Égypte que fut délivré le peuple juif pour aller dans la terre promise. L’Égypte symbolise le siège des abominations, d'où la parole:

    Quand ils auront achevé leur témoignage, la bête qui monte de l'abîme leur fera la guerre, les vaincra, et les tuera. Et leurs cadavres seront sur la place de la grande ville, qui est appelée, dans un sens spirituel, Sodome et Egypte, là même où leur Seigneur a été crucifié. (Apocalypse 11:7-8)
    Symboliquement parlant, l'Egypte est une entité qui combat contre l'Eternel et contre ses oints. Il ne s'agit nullement de l'Egypte actuelle et de ses habitants, nous parlons bel et bien de l'Egypte antique et ce qu'elle symbolise. Je crois bien qu'ils ont choisi l'Egypte antique pour justement exprimer cette idée dans le clip, d'où l'image d'en dessous:
    Traduction : Memphis, Egypte. Il y a très très longtemps...
    Ce clip a tellement de symboles sataniques, je n'en présenterai que quelques uns, ceux que nous connaissons tous pour la plupart.

    La femme et le Serpent : Une puissante rébellion.

    Katy Perry dans les bras des dieux égyptiens
    Dieu à plusieurs reprises au cours de l'histoire, a pourtant chatié les dieux de l'Egypte.
    Cette nuit-là, je passerai dans le pays d'Égypte, et je frapperai tous les premiers-nés du pays d'Égypte, depuis les hommes jusqu'aux animaux, et j'exercerai des jugements contre tous les dieux de l'Égypte. Je suis l'Éternel. (Exode 12:12)

    L'Eternel des armées, le Dieu d'Israël, dit: Voici, je vais châtier Amon de No, Pharaon, l'Egypte, ses dieux et ses rois, Pharaon et ceux qui se confient en lui. (Jérémie 46:25)
    Mais Katy Perry, elle, préfère les utiliser comme esprits guides. Elle préfère se confier en des dieux qui sont de loin inférieurs au Seul et Unique Vrai Dieu de l'univers, tout cela pour obtenir la gloire éphémère de ce monde. Les paroles de ce clip sont plutôt explicites dans ce sens:

    So you wanna play with magic
    Boy, you should know what you're falling for
    Baby do you dare to do this?

    Cause I'm coming at you like a dark horse
    Are you ready for, ready for
    A perfect storm, perfect storm
    Cause once you're mine, once you're mine
    There's no going back


    Ainsi tu veux jouer avec la magie
    Mon garçon, il faut que tu saches ce que tu fais
    Mon petit oserais-tu le faire?

    Parce que je viens à toi comme un cheval noir
    Es-tu prêt pour, prêt pour
    Pour une puissante tempête, puissante tempête
    Parce qu'une fois que tu m'appartiens, une fois que tu m'appartiens
    Tu ne peux plus repartir en arrière


    Nous sommes en plein dans la magie, et ce morceau, comme la majorité des clips vidéos d'ailleurs,  ne fait que confirmer les pratiques rituelles qu'effectue Katy Perry dans le noir, c'est-à-dire loin des écrans de télévision.

    L'oeil des illuminati, une fois de plus.

    La pyramide : Symbole de l’impérialisme luciférien.

    Les yeux sur les cheveux

    Le déploiement des ailes, tel un ange du ciel.

    La Diva.
    On voit dans ce clip comment Katy Perry vit dans l'extrême opulence, telle une déesse. Ce sont des valeurs qu'ils veulent à tout prix introduire dans nos esprits, des valeurs pourtant contraires à la sobriété des enfants de Dieu, telle que la Bible nous l'enseigne:

    C'est par la foi que Moïse, devenu grand, refusa d'être appelé fils de la fille de Pharaon, aimant mieux être maltraité avec le peuple de Dieu que d'avoir pour un temps la jouissance du péché, regardant l'opprobre de Christ comme une richesse plus grande que les trésors de l'Egypte, car il avait les yeux fixés sur la rémunération. (Hebreux 11:24-26)
    Une immense Pyramide

    Son acolyte qui sort du cercueil avec des serpents, tel un franc-maçon initié.
    Ces types en fait nous présentent en plein jour et de manière ludique, ce qu'ils ont l'habitude de faire dans leurs cercles hermétiques. Ces clips sont donc des cultes aux démons, ce sont des manières de célébrer la puissance de Satan sur terre.

    Le fameux oeil une fois de plus

    Katy Perry au sommet de la pyramide : Elle a atteint un haut niveau d'initiation magique
    C'est finalement et définitivement ce qu'il vous faut retenir : Ceux qui s'attaquent à la parole de Dieu sont des ennemis de Dieu, tout simplement! Il ne suffit pas de voir des signes occultes et symboles partout pour le confirmer, ça c'est une autre ruse de Satan. Et je sais de quoi je parle. Il existe des milliers de sites internet comme le mien, qui exposent les signes et symboles, mais au final, pour beaucoup de personnes ça devient une activité passionnante, un passe-temps qui fait perdre beaucoup de temps. Et ces personnes-là ne finissent pas toujours par s'intéresser à la parole de Dieu. C'est la raison pour laquelle nous devons davantage concentrer nos efforts dans la propagation de la parole de Dieu, de manière à ce que toute personne soit dans l'obéissance et la droite, et par conséquent, lorsqu'une Katy Perry ou autre personne se présentera face à eux, ils seront à mesure de détecter immédiatement son jeu. Il y a une guerre spirituelle qui se déroule, les gens comme Katy Perry bossent pour les dieux qui sont contre l’Éternel, ces dieux qui seront définitivement jetés dans le lac de feu et de souffre. Ces idoles que vous avez vues plus haut tenir dans les mains (Main-tenir) Katy Perry avec un Serpent.

    Quittons-nous avec le morceau Golgotha en-dessous:



    Maranatha!
              Erykah Badu et les rituels magiques en plein air        
    Je ne parlerai pas de Erykah Badu longtemps, parce que l'essentiel de sa croyance a déjà été brossé dans le documentaire : Le hip-hop est une religion. Il y a des femmes qui, en quête de pouvoir, partent consulter des sorciers, ces sorciers les mettent en contact avec des puissances des ténèbres, ces puissances des ténèbres demandent à ces dames, par l'intermédiaire de ces sorciers, d'accomplir toute une série de missions, afin qu'elles puissent obtenir ce qu'elles désirent. Ces démons peuvent par exemple demander à ces femmes de pratiquer des incestes au sein de leur famille, ils peuvent aussi demander à ces dames de consommer des aliments pourris, ils peuvent également demander à ces dames de commettre des assassinats, en gros, ces démons demandent toujours à la femme (Ou plutôt à la personne concernée) de pratiquer des choses qui sont totalement contraires à la parole de Dieu, et j'ai entendu dire que plus les pratiques à effectuer sont répugnantes, plus elles génèrent de la puissance satanique. Pratiquer des choses contraires à la parole de Dieu nous met en communion avec de puissants démons, c'est d'ailleurs la raison pour laquelle Dieu a institué sa Sainte Loi, afin que nous sachions nous préserver de l'emprise de ces démons. Les pratiques sataniques permettent à ces démons d'accomplir leur mission sur terre.

    Je voudrais juste parler d'un phénomène qui est très connu en Afrique noire, précisément en Afrique centrale, dans les pays comme le Cameroun, le Congo et le Gabon...Ce sont des femmes qui, ayant discuté avec un marabout/sataniste/sorcier, ont reçu par la suite, l'ordre de:

    1. Aller dans une place publique
    2. Sortir de leur véhicule : Généralement une voiture de luxe.
    3. Marcher dans la rue normalement
    4. Se déshabiller subitement ou petit à petit
    5. Se promener toute nue dans la rue pour provoquer le regard des autres
    6. Retourner dans le véhicule
    7. Se rhabiller.

    C'est un phénomène qui se produit fréquemment, et il y a toujours des imbéciles pour regarder ces choses en riant. Voici quelques photos, toutes prises au Cameroun. On y voit des jeunes demoiselles nues et en public:






    Ce phénomène revêt en effet une réalité bien obscure. Ceci me permet d'y voir une similitude avec le morceau Window Seat de Erykah Badu. Je ne sais pas de quoi parle cette musicienne dans son morceau, mais ce que j'ai compris avec le temps, c'est que ces artistes effectuent des rituels sataniques sous nos yeux, cela sous forme de divertissement, par conséquent, cela nous affecte à notre insu. Souvenez-vous de l'ordre dans lequel doit s'effectuer ledit rituel. Les femmes doivent:

    1. Aller dans une place publique
    2. Sortir de leur véhicule
    3. Marcher dans la rue normalement
    4. Se déshabiller subitement ou petit à petit
    5. Se promener toute nue dans la rue pour provoquer le regard des autres

    Voici des photos du clip "Window Seat", les photos sont dans l'ordre chronologique du clip:


    1. Aller dans une place publique

    2. Sortir du véhicule

    3. Marcher dans la rue normalement

    4. Se déshabiller petit à petit : Les lunettes d'abord.





    Remarquez bien le mot EVOLVING (Evoluant)


    Remarquez le mot EVOLVING (Evoluant)


    5. Se promener toute nue dans la rue
    Le même rituel.

    Elle fait ce rituel sous couvert de l’Évolution. Elle prétend être en train d'évoluer par ce biais. Remarquez que toute forme d'évolution nous conduit toujours à rejeter les lois parfaites de l’Éternel, plusieurs personnes se sont d'ailleurs moqué de moi, en me disant toujours que le monde évolue, et qu'il n'est pas question de parler de Dieu encore de nos jours, certains me disent que nous ne sommes pas au moyen-âge. L'évolution, selon Erykah Badu, consiste bel et bien à pactiser avec ces entités spirituelles pour avoir plus de pouvoir. Selon leur conception à eux du monde, ils sont plus évolués que nous, dans la mesure où ils utilisent des puissances invisibles pour parvenir à leurs fins, mais ce qu'ils ignorent c'est que chaque fois que l'homme a décidé d'évoluer, il s'est simplement disqualifié lui-même de la face de Dieu. Il faut retenir une chose une bonne fois pour toute: Le monde spirituel n'évolue pas, et puisque ce monde physique est régi par des lois spirituelles, nous devons nous conformer à ces lois spirituelles et morales. L'évolution ramène toujours la rébellion contre Dieu, l'évolution ramène toujours des démons, la preuve étant que aujourd'hui on a légalisé le mariage homosexuel, l'avortement, l'euthanasie, et beaucoup d'autres saletés nous attendent dans un futur proche. Puis, souvenons-nous qu'il y a un certain Darwin qui avait proposé sa théorie évolutionniste, une théorie qui s'avère être totalement luciférienne, Roger Morneau (Un ancien spirite) nous le revèle dans son témoignage. Ces stars ne sont pas naïves du tout, ils recherchent le pouvoir occulte pour obtenir la gloire de ce monde, ils peuvent donc faire des recherches spirituelles partout ailleurs et même jusqu'en Afrique et  si cela peut leur être profitable. Lorsque j'ai vu ce clip de Erykah Badu, une pièce du puzzle est simplement venue compléter le schéma qui était déjà plutôt clair dans mon esprit. Je vous laisse avec cette vidéo d'une fille qui pratique ce rituel en plain air au Cameroun, ça commence au temps 00:35 (La 35ème seconde de la vidéo). J'expose toutes ces choses parce que j'estime qu'en tant que serviteurs de Dieu, nous devons connaitre ces choses, ça ne sert à rien de fuir la réalité. Les chrétiens doivent exposer les ténèbres par la lumière de la vérité.

    Examinez ce qui est agréable au Seigneur; et ne prenez point part aux œuvres infructueuses des ténèbres, mais plutôt condamnez-les. Car il est honteux de dire ce qu'ils font en secret; mais tout ce qui est condamné est manifesté par la lumière, car tout ce qui est manifesté est lumière. (Ephésiens 5:10-13)
    Ne les craignez donc point; car il n'y a rien de caché qui ne doive être découvert, ni de secret qui ne doive être connu. (Matthieu 10:26)







    Soyons vigilants!
              Miley Cyrus et les idées sataniques de Aleister Crowley        
    En principe, tout a déjà été dit dans ce Blog au sujet de Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana, j'ai juste été très choqué récemment de constater à quel point les paroles de ces clips et les vidéos qui les accompagnent deviennent de plus en plus explicites. Ces musiques sont bel et bien produites dans le but de détruire les valeurs morales de la société. Toute ces célébrités justement reçoivent l'acclamation universelle par leurs aptitudes à détruire les valeurs morales et spirituelles de ce monde. On constate que le clip We can't Stop de Miley Cyrus véhicule intégralement les idéologies du sataniste Aleister Crowley avec son livre de la Loi. Fais ce que tu veux est le commandement ultime de satan, c'est ce que les crowleyiens (adeptes de Aleister Crowley) appellent La "Loi du thelema", mais ça c'est une autre histoire. De toute évidence, Satan possède l'industrie musicale. Il n'y a aucun doute à se faire là-dessus. Si vous décidez de soutenir ces artistes, vous décidez de soutenir SATAN, tout simplement. Nous avions déjà parlé de cela avec Beyoncé, mais je tiens particulièrement à revenir sur ce sujet. Voici les paroles du clip We can't Stop:

    It’s our party we can do what we want
    It’s our party we can say what we want
    It’s our party we can love who we want
    We can kiss who we want
    We can screw who we want
    We can screw who we want 


    C'est notre fête on peut faire ce qu'on veut
    C'est notre fête on peut dire ce qu'on veut
    C'est notre fête on peut aimer qui on veut
    On peut embrasser qui on veut
    On peut b***** qui on veut
    On peut b***** qui on veut

    Pour ceux qui ont un minimum de bon sens, sans même avoir cherché à lire la Bible, ils se rendront tout de suite compte que ce morceau est bel et bien destiné à pousser les jeunes vers la perdition. Je vous présente quelques extraits du livre de la Loi de Aleister Crowley, un livre qui lui a été inspiré par un esprit nomm Aiwass:

    Qui nous appelle Thélémites ne se trompera pas, s'il regarde d'assez près le mot. Puisqu'il recèle Trois Grades, l'Ermite et l'Amoureux et l'homme de la Terre. Fais ce que tu voudras sera toute la Loi.(Le livre de la Loi,Chapitre 1, verset 40)
    Il n'y a pas de loi plus haute que Fais ce que tu voudras. (Le livre de la Loi, Chapitre 3, verset 60)
    On peut faire ce qu'on veut + On peut dire ce qu'on veut + On peut aimer qui on veut + on peut embrasser qui on veut + on peut b***** qui on veut = Fais ce que tu voudras.

    Vous voyez bien que Miley Cyrus perpétue les idées sataniques de Crowley, qui fut inspiré par Aiwass, qui est un agent de Satan. Par conséquent, Miley Cyrus est un produit de Satan, autant que toutes les autres stars, toujours et uniquement dans le seul but de procurer une éducation qui disqualifiera le plus grand nombre du royaume des cieux. Nous sommes clairement au milieu d'un conflit qui oppose Satan à son Créateur. C'est la raison pour laquelle, lorsque Jésus-Christ a été tenté par Satan dans le désert, Satan lui a proposé toute la gloire de ce monde, parce que la gloire de ce monde appartient à Satan.

    Le diable, l'ayant élevé, lui montra en un instant tous les royaumes de la terre, et lui dit: Je te donnerai toute cette puissance, et la gloire de ces royaumes; car elle m'a été donnée, et je la donne à qui je veux. Si donc tu te prosternes devant moi, elle sera toute à toi. Jésus lui répondit: Il est écrit: Tu adoreras le Seigneur, ton Dieu, et tu le serviras lui seul. (Luc 4:5-8)
    Nous savons que nous sommes de Dieu, et que le monde entier est sous la puissance du malin. (1 Pierre 5:19)
    N'aimez point le monde, ni les choses qui sont dans le monde. Si quelqu'un aime le monde, l'amour du Père n'est point en lui; car tout ce qui est dans le monde, la convoitise de la chair, la convoitise des yeux, et l'orgueil de la vie, ne vient point du Père, mais vient du monde. Et le monde passe, et sa convoitise aussi; mais celui qui fait la volonté de Dieu demeure éternellement. (1 Jean 2:15-17)
    Adultères que vous êtes! ne savez-vous pas que l'amour du monde est inimitié contre Dieu? Celui donc qui veut être ami du monde se rend ennemi de Dieu. Croyez-vous que l’écriture parle en vain? C'est avec jalousie que Dieu chérit l'esprit qu'il a fait habiter en nous.(Jacques 4:4-5)

    Les célébrités quant à elles se prosternent devant Satan, cela à travers des cercles hermétiques, des cercles ésotériques dans lesquelles on enseigne des doctrines qui vont toujours à l'encontre de la parole de Dieu, des doctrines qui vous font croire que vous êtes votre propre dieu par exemple. Dans ces cercles hermétiques, ils ont tout un tas de rites/rituels à accomplir, ces rites permettent aux esprits qui les commandent, d'accroitre leur puissance. Ces esprits se font toujours ÉVIDEMMENT passer pour les anges de Dieu, parfois ils se font même passer pour Dieu en personne. Satan se fera toujours passer pour un ange bienfaiteur, il ne dira JAMAIS à ses ouailles qu'il veut détruire ce monde; c'est la raison pour laquelle ces stars acceptent ce contrat sans trop refléchir.

    Red cups and sweaty bodies everywhere
    Hands in the air like we don’t care

    Cause we came to have so much fun now
    Got somebody here might get some now


    Gobelets rouge et corps suant partout
    Les mains en l'air comme si on s'en foutait
    Parce qu' on est venu ici pour s'éclater
    J'ai quelqu'un ici partant pour ça

    So la da da di we like to party
    Dancing with Molly
    Doing whatever we want
    This is our house
    This is our rules
    And we can’t stop
    And we won’t stop
    Can’t you see it’s we who own the night
    Can’t you see it we who bout’ that life
    And we can’t stop
    And we won’t stop
    We run things, Things don’t run we
    Don’t take nothing from nobody

    Donc la da da di on aime faire la fête
    Danser avec MDMA (Qui est de l’ecstasie)
    Faire tout ce que l'on veut
    C'est notre maison
    Ce sont nos règles
    Et on ne peut pas s'arrêter
    Et on ne s'arrêtera pas
    Ne vois-tu pas que la nuit nous appartient
    Ne vois-tu pas que c'est nous qui menons cette vie
    Et on ne peut pas s'arrêter
    Et on ne s'arrêtera pas
    On dirige les choses
    Les choses ne nous dirigent pas
    N'accepte rien de personne

    De la fumée qui sort de l'organe sexuel feminin

    De la fumée qui sort de l'organe sexuel masculin
    Miley Cyrus qui tripote les fesses balançantes d'une fille

    Miley Cyrus qui se fait tripoter le derrière par une fille

    Miley Cyrus qui tripote le derrière d'une fille
    DOPE = DROGUE. Tous les coups sont permis, dans le sens propre du terme.
    UCK, il manque une lettre à ce mot. Je vous laisse deviner laquelle.
    Miley fait un baiser à un parfait inconnu étalé au sol après la fête.

    Il y a tellement d'images choquantes dans ce clip que je me suis limité à quelques unes seulement. Mais ceci vous donne une bonne idée du nombre de pourritures auxquelles sont exposés vos enfants lorsqu'ils sont devant la télévision.

    To my homegirls here with the big butts
    Shaking it like we at a strip club
    Remember only God can judge us
    Forget the haters cause somebody loves ya
    And everyone in line in the bathroom
    Trying to get a line in the bathroom
    We all so turned up here
    Getting turned up yea yea

    A toutes mes potes là avec leurs grosses fesses
    Qui se remuent comme si elles étaient dans un club de strip-tease
    Souvenez-vous, seul Dieu peut nous juger
    Oubliez les rageurs car quelqu'un vous aime
    Et tout le monde fait la queue à la salle de bain
    Essayant de se frayer un passage dans la salle de bain
    On est tellement débauché ici
    Tellement en transe ouais ouais


    Hannah Montana pousse le bouton un peu trop loin, allant jusqu'à déclarer que dans ces folies nocturnes, Dieu seul pourra la juger, elle pousse ainsi tant de personnes à abandonner leur rôle qui consiste à éloigner les puissances des ténèbres. En tant qu'humains nous avons le droit de juger/discerner/opinioner (Ce mot-ci n'existe pas, mais je m'en sers pour que vous compreniez). Voici un autre passage du livre de Aleister Crowley qui correspond parfaitement aux propos de Miley Cyrus:
    Je suis le Serpent qui donne Connaissance & Plaisir et gloire éclatante, et attise le cœur des hommes dans l'ivresse. Pour m'adorer prends du vin et d'étranges drogues dont je parlerai à mon prophète, & enivre-t-en ! Ils ne te feront aucun mal. C'est un mensonge, cette folie contre soi-même. L'étalage de l'innocence est un mensonge. Sois fort, ô homme, désire, jouis de toutes choses des sens et du ravissement : n'aie crainte que quelque Dieu ne te renie pour cela. (Le livre de la Loi, chapitre 2, verset 22)
    Nous sommes en plein satanisme!!! Et le pire c'est que lorsqu'on dénonce ces choses, des gens "intelligents" chercheront sans cesse à vous faire croire que vous êtes un gros imbécile, un rétrograde, une personne frustrée dans la vie de tous les jours. De toutes les façons, moi je continue d'avertir, c'est ce que le Créateur de ce monde m'a mis à cœur de faire, dans le but de protéger sa Création. Je suis persuadé que l'Eternel t'a aussi mis à cœur de faire un certain nombre de choses pour lui, je t'invite à le lui demander, je suis certain qu'il te répondra. Néanmoins, au sujet de Miley Cyrus et compagnie, ne les laisse pas démolir ton esprit et encore moins celui de tes enfants, ces types cherchent par tous les moyens à nous détruire, cela avec leurs idéologies sataniques.

    Maranatha!
              Que signifie l'oeil des illuminati?        
    Le symbole du nouvel ordre mondial
    Pour savoir qui est le fameux œil des illuminati, il suffit de regarder sur le billet d'un dollar. On y voir clairement l'érection d'un gouvernement mondiale avec à sa tête un œil qui contrôle tout ce gouvernement mondiale. Ce symbole est la réalité que nous vivons tous les jours, nous avons au sommet de la pyramide, un œil qui est l'entité démoniaque suprême: Le grand architecte de l'univers, celui qui gouverne ce monde matérialiste. Cet œil coordonne toute la superstructure mondiale (politique, économique, spirituelle, éducative, etc...) qui englobe cette planète. Il y a des personnes qui ont choisi de se rallier consciemment au combat de cet œil. La question est : Comment pouvons nous faire pour identifier ces personnes?

    Dans la vie de tous les jours, il existe un ensemble de symboles et de codes qui constituent un langage à part entière dans chaque culture donnée, par exemple, lorsqu'une personne serre le poing en pointant le pouce vers le haut, il exprime le positif.

    Bien

    Lorsqu'on voit un point d'exclamation quelque part, cela nous sert d'avertissement
    Attention!!!

    Dans chaque religions/croyances/philosophies aussi, il existent des petits gestes qui nous permettent de nous identifier et/ou d'entrer en communion avec une entité spirituelle. Par exemple, lorsqu'une personne fait le signe de croix, on sait tout de suite que la personne est catholique, le signe de croix est la manière pour un catholique de se mettre en contact avec la Sainte Trinité.

    Le signe de croix possède sa réalité spirituelle.

    Ainsi, toutes les personnes de l'industrie musicale, cinématographique, vidéoludique qui font partie des loges gnostiques, maçonniques et illuminati, doivent montrer un œil, cela leur sert non seulement à se lancer des messages entre eux, mais aussi à entrer en contact avec le maître qu'ils servent: Le fameux œil omniscient qui se fait passer pour le Créateur de l'univers mais qui n'est autre que le grand architecte à savoir Satan en personne.

    Voici l'un des symboles du Grand Architecte
    Regardez donc maintenant le fameux signe des stars:

    Comparez Lady Gaga avec Zaho

    Comparez Lady Gaga avec Tal
    Ils sont extrêmement nombreux à nous présenter ce signe en public

    Il suffit d'observer les gestes des superstars américaines pour détecter ces rites, lorsqu'on voit également les stars françaises et d'autres pays faire la même chose, on comprend qu'ils sont tous manipulés par le même maître: L'oeil qui voit tout. Je constate que dans le milieu des stars françaises, ils sont de plus en plus nombreux à faire ce signe-là, ceci démontre bien qu'il y a énormément de franc-maçons dans ce milieu. Je n'ai plus beaucoup de temps pour regarder ces clips, ces illuminés ont trouvé une autre stratégie pour nous perdre du temps: Nous faire observer des symboles par-ci par-là, sans pour autant intensifier notre relation avec le Créateur. Il y a beaucoup de gens qui passent beaucoup d'heures de travail pour exposer ces choses-ci, mais dans leur quotidien ils ne sont pas pour autant des personnes qui manifestent les vertus fondamentales de l’Éternel. Dieu a donné en sacrifice le Seigneur Jésus-Christ sur la croix du calvaire, afin que par son sang expiatoire nous puissions nous réconcilier avec le Père (Jean 3:16). C'est cette relation Père-Fils que nous devons nous atteler à cultiver avec notre Dieu au quotidien. L'humanité toute entière attend la manifestation des enfants de Dieu (Romains 8:19), car, les enfants de Dieu sont des lumières qui luisent dans les ténèbres (Matthieu 5:14-16)

    Toutes ces personnes qui montrent leur Œil participent de très près à l'érection de ce gouvernement mondial qui s'apparentera plus aux villes de Sodome et Gomorre qu'à autre chose, avec les populations mondiales qui devront nécessairement avoir une pensée unique très éloignée de la volonté de Dieu. Les stars par exemple doivent se débrouiller à inciter les jeunes au sexe, au matérialisme et à la rébellion envers les vertus d'autrefois comme la piété, la générosité, l'amour du prochain, l'altruisme, etc… Evidemment, je ne prétends pas que "l'œil" est le seul moyen par lequel on peut identifier ces personnes, puisque les codes et les symboles par lesquels ils s'identifient et/ou ils entrent en contact avec des entités spirituelles pour libérer la puissance occulte, sont si nombreux, je ne vous donne qu'un aperçu global de l'œil.Il existe aussi des pas de danser, des chorégraphies particulaires, des mantras, qui permettent de se connecter à des divinités, mais tout ceci demeure du domaine des occultistes, cela ne nous sert pas forcément à quelque chose de savoir tout ça.

    Il faut vous repentir, l'heure est grave!

    Maranatha!
              Shakira et Rihanna : Can't remember to forget you (Bref aperçu)        
    Je publies moins fréquemment parce que j'ai constaté que je me répéterai sans cesse, en fait, j'ai déjà dit tout l’essentiel au sujet de la culture pop. Toutefois, je voulais attirer votre attention sur un fait qui se confirme avec le clip de Rihanna et Shakira. On voit bien dans ce clip que les deux stars sont clairement dans le même groupe, elles partagent la même philosophie occulte. Les choses se dessinent de plus en plus avec le temps : Ces célébrités bossent simplement pour Lucifer.Nous avions déjà vu que Shakira se moque de Dieu autant que tous les artistes qui tous pour la plupart nous conduisent dans une éducation dépravée. N'en parlons plus de Rihanna, cette fille dépravée qui ne se présente plus et que tout le monde connait.

    Cette posture sur les rayures blanches et noires comme Madonna et Rihanna
    Comparez ces deux photos-ci avec celle du haut. C'est le même symbolisme (Noir et Blanc).

    Ces filles sont dans la fête, avec des cigars

    Remarquez que ces filles sont sur le blanc et le noir avec un oeil caché

    Nous voyons ici des idées de lesbianisme
    Dans toute civilisation et de tout temps, les personnes qui sont au sommet ont toujours servi de modèles pour la société, on le voit par exemple avec la Reine Vasthi dans la Bible, qui a eu un comportement rebelle, suceptible d'influencer toutes les femmes mariées du royaume.

    C'était du temps d'Assuérus, de cet Assuérus qui régnait depuis l'Inde jusqu'en Ethiopie sur cent vingt-sept provinces; et le roi Assuérus était alors assis sur son trône royal à Suse, dans la capitale. La troisième année de son règne, il fit un festin à tous ses princes et à ses serviteurs; les commandants de l'armée des Perses et des Mèdes, les grands et les chefs des provinces furent réunis en sa présence. Il montra la splendide richesse de son royaume et l'éclatante magnificence de sa grandeur pendant nombre de jours, pendant cent quatre-vingts jours. Lorsque ces jours furent écoulés, le roi fit pour tout le peuple qui se trouvait à Suse, la capitale, depuis le plus grand jusqu'au plus petit, un festin qui dura sept jours, dans la cour du jardin de la maison royale. Des tentures blanches, vertes et bleues, étaient attachées par des cordons de byssus et de pourpre à des anneaux d'argent et à des colonnes de marbre. Des lits d'or et d'argent reposaient sur un pavé de porphyre, de marbre, de nacre et de pierres noires. On servait à boire dans des vases d'or, de différentes espèces, et il y avait abondance de vin royal, grâce à la libéralité du roi. Mais on ne forçait personne à boire, car le roi avait ordonné à tous les gens de sa maison de se conformer à la volonté de chacun. La reine Vasthi fit aussi un festin pour les femmes dans la maison royale du roi Assuérus. Le septième jour, comme le cœur du roi était réjoui par le vin, il ordonna à Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zéthar et Carcas, les sept eunuques qui servaient devant le roi Assuérus, d'amener en sa présence la reine Vasthi, avec la couronne royale, pour montrer sa beauté aux peuples et aux grands, car elle était belle de figure. Mais la reine Vasthi refusa de venir, quand elle reçut par les eunuques l'ordre du roi. Et le roi fut très irrité, il fut enflammé de colère. Alors le roi s'adressa aux sages qui avaient la connaissance des temps. Car ainsi se traitaient les affaires du roi, devant tous ceux qui connaissaient les lois et le droit. Il avait auprès de lui Carschena, Schéthar, Admatha, Tarsis, Mérès, Marsena, Memucan, sept princes de Perse et de Médie, qui voyaient la face du roi et qui occupaient le premier rang dans le royaume. Quelle loi, dit-il, faut-il appliquer à la reine Vasthi, pour n'avoir point exécuté ce que le roi Assuérus lui a ordonné par les eunuques? Memucan répondit devant le roi et les princes: Ce n'est pas seulement à l'égard du roi que la reine Vasthi a mal agi; c'est aussi envers tous les princes et tous les peuples qui sont dans toutes les provinces du roi Assuérus. Car l'action de la reine parviendra à la connaissance de toutes les femmes, et les portera à mépriser leurs maris; elles diront: Le roi Assuérus avait ordonné qu'on amenât en sa présence la reine Vasthi, et elle n'y est pas allée. Et dès ce jour les princesses de Perse et de Médie qui auront appris l'action de la reine la rapporteront à tous les chefs du roi; de là beaucoup de mépris et de colère. (Esther 1:1-17)

    Nos jeunes filles aujourd'hui, ne sont-elles pas semblables à ces stars qui se la jouent prostituées pour grand public? Ecoutez-moi bien! Ces stars font exactement comme la reine Vasthi, ils poussent les jeunes filles à accepter l'idée selon laquelle on peut suivre sa propre voie sans se soucier de la voie du Créateur pour nous.
              Miley Cyrus / Hannah Montana : Mais que lui est-il arrivée !? (Par Papy Bendjeck)        

    Beaucoup se demandent ce qui a pu arriver à Miley Cyrus...Quelque années auparavant, elle paraissait si innocente alors qu'elle jouait pour Disney dans la série Hannah Montana, qui a eu un très grand succès auprès des plus jeunes téléspectateurs (Je me souviens que moi même j'avais l'habitude de regarder cette série plutôt drôle). Mais aujourd'hui, Miley Cyrus propulsée au rang de superstar de la musique populaire, est carrément méconnaissable par sa nouvelle personnalité décalée, obscène et provocante, une personnalité très loin de l'image si innocente de la jeune Hannah Montana...Mais que s'est-il passé ? Certains disent que c'est son âge qui la dérange (puberté), mais souvenons nous qu'il y a plein de jeunes chanteuses de son âge, qui ont une personnalité simple et décente. Que s'est-il alors passé ? Un vieux proverbe dit : '' Ce qui a été, c'est ce qui sera, et ce qui s'est fait, c'est ce qui se fera, IL N'Y A RIEN DE NOUVEAU SOUS LE SOLEIL. S'il est une chose dont on dise: Vois ceci, c'est nouveau! cette chose existait déjà dans les siècles qui nous ont  précédés.'' (Bible, Ecclésiaste 1:9-10)

    Comme le suggère le vieux proverbe, allons fouiller s'il n'y a pas déjà eu des cas comme Miley Cyrus dans le passé. Avez vous par  exemple entendu parlé de Britney Spears ? Christina Aguilera ? Savez vous quel est le point commun entre toutes ? Eh bien, toutes ont commencé comme Miley Cyrus. Elles ont toutes commencé à jouer ou chanter pour Disney, et elles avaient un visage si innocents (voir vidéo http://youtu.be/__wDQi-ihDE). Mais par la suite, elles sont devenues à l'image de ce qu'est Miley Cyrus aujourd'hui : Des symboles du sexe et de la perversion...Mais qu'est ce qui se passe en réalité ? Allez vous aussi me dire que c'est la puberté qui les dérangeaient ?? Non...Je vais vous dire ce qui se passe dans le monde du Show Biz. Pourquoi comme Rihanna l'avait chanté, ''Good Girls Gone Bad'' (Les bonnes filles sont devenues mauvaises). Peut être Rihanna elle aussi en sait quelque chose, puisqu'elle chante ici une vérité qui s'observe dans le cas des stars citées plus haut...Mais sachez déjà une chose : Ce que je vais dire, semblera être de la fiction. On n'a pas l'habitude d'entendre ce genre de choses, mais c'est le résultat de nombreuses heures de recherches, et moi même j'avais été choqué par ce que j'avais constaté. Vous savez, c'est facile de critiquer...Je préfère déjà vous prévenir... Avant de vous précipiter à me dire : ''Papy tu racontes n'importe quoi...'', prenez vous même le soin d'aller vérifier.

    Tout ceci étant dit, je vais aller droit au but. Nous avons deux mots clés : Illuminatis (1), projet MK-Ultra (2). Les illuminatis sont un petit groupe de personnes très puissantes dont le but est le contrôle total de l'humanité (vous et moi y compris). Le projet MK-Ultra est un de leurs projets, qui avait pour but de faire des
    recherches sur le corps humain, afin de trouver des moyens de contrôler l'esprit humain (hypnose). Tout ceci dans l'intention d'avoir
    des ''marionnettes humaines'', qu'ils contrôleront et utiliseront à
    leur merci comme des agents qui aideront à établir leur règne sur
    l'humanité (Nouvel Ordre Mondial). Miley Cyrus et toutes les autres, ainsi que la majeure partie des stars du Show Biz, sont des victimes du projet MK-Ultra (3). Elles sont sous hypnose, ce qui explique leur changement radical de personnalité, et même parfois, des troubles de la personnalité. Bon, je sais que là, c'est un peu dur à avaler...Pour cela, je vais vous faire voir quatre choses maintenant :
    1. Regardez comment des personnes sous hypnose sont manipulables, de véritables  marionnettes : http://youtu.be/ZsRgU_Mmwgo
    2. Regardez cette photo de Rihanna avec un t shirt sur lequel il est écrit en  l'envers ''Mind Control'' (contrôle de l'esprit). Pour celle qui avait chanté ''Good girls gone bad'', est ce un hasard ? http://www.conspirazzi.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sex-kittens/rihanna-control-minds.jpg
    3. Voici une actrice, Roseanne Barr, qui confirme l'utilisation de Mk-Ultra dans Hollywood. http://dai.ly/xysda6
    4. Voici une vidéo qui nous montre un témoin d'une victime du projet MK-Ultra, ainsi qu'une petite analyse sur Britney Spears, autre victime du même projet : http://youtu.be/w-a3g3Pl3mk
    Tout ceci devrait déjà nous faire voir que l'existence de MK-Ultra est bel et bien possible. C'est pas de la fiction. Miley Cyrus est une victime, d'autant plus que Disney est une boite contrôlée par les illuminatis (Monsieur Walt Disney, le fondateur de l'industrie portant son nom, était membre des illuminatis). Les illuminatis à leur tour sont contrôlés par satan (eux même avouent le servir). J'ajouterais encore ici certains aveux de Bill Ray Cyrus (père de Miley Cyrus) lors d'une
    interview :

    ''Ma famille est attaquée par satan...J'ai peur pour ma fille Miley...'', et il ajouta aussi qu'il regrette d'avoir conclu de faire un show télé avec Disney Channel et sa fille Miley. (
    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/billy-ray-cyrus-gq-family-attack-satan-scared-daughter-miley-article-1.136333)
    Pour finir, essayons de comprendre comment ils se servent de ces stars pourinfluencer l'humanité. Les illuminatis servent satan, et leur agenda est tout simplement d'accomplir la volonté de ce dernier, qui est de détruire tout ce qui est valeur chrétienne/morale. Comment se
    servent-ils de Miley Cyrus pratiquement ? C'est simple. Lorsqu'elle jouait l'innocente Hannah Montana, elle a fidélisé un public de jeunes filles toutes aussi innocentes que le personnage d'Hannah Montana. Lorsque la série télé est finie, eh bien ses fans ont continué de la suivre et de grandir toujours en la suivant. Et maintenant que Miley Cyrus affiche une personnalité radicalement opposée à celle d'Hannah Montana, eh bien ses fans suivront son chemin... Voilà comment on arrive a créer une génération de personnes complètement perverties, et on se demande ce qui arrive à la jeunesse aujourd'hui. Souvenez vous, Rihanna chantait : ''Good Girls Gone Bad''... Peut être que vous trouver que cette analyse est peu tirée par les cheveux, alors je veux partager deux choses avec vous:
    1. Un précédent article que j'avais rédigé, qui confirme l'analyse faite plus haut. « Nous
      sommes le résultat de la moyenne des clips vidéo, des émissions de télé
      réalité, des séries, des films, de la musique nous écoutons le
      plus ! Â»
      https://www.facebook.com/notes/papy-bendjek/un-principe-universel-qui-dirige-nos-vies/722444147770735
    2. Une vidéo montrant l'influence de Miley Cyrus sur ses fans : http://youtu.be/8YKM1bFDC5g
    Il ne s'agit pas de diaboliser Miley Cyrus, car elle est une victime. Elle a besoin d'aide et de prières. Il s'agit de vous informer, car beaucoup se sont demandés ce qui lui est arrivé. Partage l'info, si tu
    considères que les gens doivent le savoir. Ce sera déjà comme une contribution pour l'aider, elle et toutes les autres victimes.

    Quelques sources:
    (1) Les illuminatis dévoilés de l'intérieur par un ex membre, Bill Schnoebelen http://youtu.be/Qm_swihh5eQ
    (2) Projet MK-Ultra par Fritz Springmeier, reçu par Alex Jones http://youtu.be/iSep7JBmCxk
    (3) MK-Ultra dans le Show Biz : http://youtu.be/050T5izlFFA

    Jesus is the answer!

              Voici un autre FAUX Jésus : Inri Cristo        
    Ce type, très célèbre au Brésil, Il prétend être la RÉINCARNATION de Jésus-Christ. Il s'agit d'un certain Álvaro Theiss, Bresilien, 66 ans. Son nom officiel depuis plus de 30 ans est Inri Cristo, il entend la Voix du "Père" dans sa tête, cette voix lui donne des instructions. Je montre intentionnellement cette photo pour que vous puissiez voir tout de suite l'imposture, sans aller plus loin. Les symboles (Quand il y en a...) nous permettent de savoir la doctrine/philosophie dominante d'un milieu, ce sont des indicateurs immédiats: Ils te permettent de savoir exactement où tu te trouves. Mais le plus important est d'étudier les écritures avec un coeur pur, parce que très souvent les symboles il n'y en a pas dans ces "églises", puis ce n'est pas toujours évident de les détecter. Nous avons tout d'abord le fameux oeil  dans le triangle, la représentation par excellence du pouvoir luciférien qui domine ce monde et qui tente par tous les moyens de dérober les âmes pour les emmener dans les ténèbres du dehors. Nous avons ensuite une sorte de croix dans une étoile de David, ça ressemble beaucoup à un symbole magique en tout cas. Puis, nous avons le sceptre de ce faux prophète avec une tête de pharaon, ce qui est la représentation du pouvoir polythéiste. Il prétend être la RE-IN-CAR-NA-TION de Jésus. Quand on sait bien que la réincarnation n'est pas une doctrine biblique, et que ce type associe plusieurs symboles sataniques, il n'est donc pas difficile de conclure la nature du "Père" qui lui parle: Il s'agit tout simplement d'un démon. En réalité, le Créateur est invisible et incréé, il n'a donc pas besoin de symboles pour être représenté. Pour ce faux prophète, il est écrit:
    Jésus répondit: Prenez garde que vous ne soyez séduits. Car plusieurs viendront en mon nom, disant: C'est moi, et le temps approche. Ne les suivez pas. (Luc 21:8)
    Si quelqu'un vous dit alors: Le Christ est ici, ou: Il est là, ne le croyez pas. Car il s'élèvera de faux Christs et de faux prophètes; ils feront de grands prodiges et des miracles, au point de séduire, s'il était possible, même les élus. Voici, je vous l'ai annoncé d'avance. Si donc on vous dit: Voici, il est dans le désert, n'y allez pas; voici, il est dans les chambres, ne le croyez pas. (Matthieu 24:23)

    De toute évidence, ce Inri Cristo (Et plein d'autres comme lui) bosse avec des puissances occultes. La puissance OCCULTE de ce type (Et plein d'autres comme lui) est tellement ravageuse qu'elle parvient à OCCULTER ces versets bibliques évidents dans l'esprit des moutons qui le suivent. Peut-être ne savent-ils pas que les démons peuvent imiter Jésus? Ah! J'oubliais... peut-être ils se disent que puisque Jésus est face à eux, ils n'ont plus besoin de lire la Bible. Quelle erreur!
              Gleeden.com : Un abominable site de rencontres adultère!!        
    La société s'enfonce de plus en plus dans une immoralité sans précédant. Il est possible depuis quelques années de tromper sa femme ou son mari à travers un site de rencontre spécialisé pour hommes et femmes mariées. En gros, un site internet qui a pour fond de commerce l'adultère. Ce site internet se nomme Gleeden, ce site internet a bénéficié d'une immense campagne publicitaire dans toute la ville de Paris, ce qui vous donne une bonne idée sur les personnes qui sont derrière ce projet; pour faire une si grande publicité, il faut bénéficier de financements provenant de l'élite, c'est donc clairement un site internet qui est mis sur pied pour banaliser l'institution sacrée divine qu'est le mariage. Avant d'aller plus loin, je voudrais que nous décryptions ensemble le Logo de ce site internet, ceci pour vous montrer à quel point la Bible est VRAIE, et combien Satan s'acharne à démolir les valeurs familiales d'antan, particulièrement le mariage. Je vous garanti que ces satanistes qui œuvrent pour la perte de l'humanité croient plus que vous en la Bible, je vous le démontre tout de suite d'ailleurs. Regardez bien cette affiche publicitaire:


    Lorsqu'on regarde de près cette affiche publicitaire, on s’aperçoit tout de suite que le mot Gleeden contient le terme Eden, ce terme est en gras. Mais de quoi s'agit-il au juste?

    L'Eternel Dieu forma l'homme de la poussière de la terre, il souffla dans ses narines un souffle de vie et l'homme devint un être vivant. Puis l’Éternel Dieu planta un jardin en Eden, du côté de l'orient, et il y mit l'homme qu'il avait formé. L'Eternel Dieu fit pousser du sol des arbres de toute espèce, agréables à voir et bons à manger, et l'arbre de la vie au milieu du jardin, et l'arbre de la connaissance du bien et du mal. (Genèse 2:7-9)
    La Bible nous dit que c'est dans ce lieu que l'être humain a été crée, c'est aussi dans ce lieu que l'humanité a commencé.


    Le terme Eden possède un "E" en forme de fruit croqué
    Nous remarquons que la lettre "E" de ce Eden a la forme d'un fruit croqué. Continuons notre récit et vous verrez plus clair:

    L'Eternel Dieu prit l'homme, et le plaça dans le jardin d'Eden pour le cultiver et pour le garder. L'Eternel Dieu donna cet ordre à l'homme: Tu pourras manger de tous les arbres du jardin; mais tu ne mangeras pas de l'arbre de la connaissance du bien et du mal, car le jour où tu en mangeras, tu mourras. (Genèse 2:15-17)
    Le serpent était le plus rusé de tous les animaux des champs, que l'Eternel Dieu avait faits. Il dit à la femme: Dieu a-t-il réellement dit: Vous ne mangerez pas de tous les arbres du jardin? La femme répondit au serpent: Nous mangeons du fruit des arbres du jardin. Mais quant au fruit de l'arbre qui est au milieu du jardin, Dieu a dit: Vous n'en mangerez point et vous n'y toucherez point, de peur que vous ne mouriez. Alors le serpent dit à la femme: Vous ne mourrez point; mais Dieu sait que, le jour où vous en mangerez, vos yeux s'ouvriront, et que vous serez comme des dieux, connaissant le bien et le mal. La femme vit que l'arbre était bon à manger et agréable à la vue, et qu'il était précieux pour ouvrir l'intelligence; elle prit de son fruit, et en mangea; elle en donna aussi à son mari, qui était auprès d'elle, et il en mangea. (Genèse 3:1-6)
    Ce fruit croqué est le symbole de la désobéissance humaine par excellence. Eve a désobéi à Dieu, la première désobéissance de la femme envers Dieu. La désobéissance délibérée à l'Eternel qui n'est que rébellion et/ou satanisme, tout cela est bien manigancé par Satan et ses démons. Autant la femme a mangé le fruit défendu en premier, autant c'est une femme qui a pris l'initiative de monter ce site internet ignoble, Je vous propose l'article suivant, car il contient une vidéo que je ne parviens pas à publier sur mon Blog. Vous y verrez la fondatrice de ce site.



    Les symboles de ce site internet démontrent clairement que la fondatrice s'acharne à pervertir les commandements de Dieu. Puisque à l'instar d'Eve, elle prend l'initiative de croquer le fruit défendu, et elle va même plus loin, elle nargue les croyants et l'humanité avec ce symbolisme spirituel. Même si le fruit défendu ne concerne pas une pomme, aujourd'hui on l'a rendue tel, dans la conscience collective des individus, la pomme est le fruit le plus approprié pour représenter le fruit défendu. Gleeden est donc le symbole par excellence de la rébellion feminine actuel.


    Vous pouvez voir toute la galerie d'images ici en dessous question de lire un peu tous les slogans publicitaires ignobles de ce site internet ignoble.

    Sortir avec une femme mariée ou un homme marié constitue un adultère. Qu'est-ce que Dieu pense de l'adultère? L'interdiction de l'adultère fait parti des dix commandements:

    Tu ne commettras point d'adultère. (Exode 20:14)

    Si un homme commet un adultère avec une femme mariée, s'il commet un adultère avec la femme de son prochain, l'homme et la femme adultères seront punis de mort. (Lévitiques 20:10)

    Mais celui qui commet un adultère avec une femme est dépourvu de sens, Celui qui veut se perdre agit de la sorte; Il n'aura que plaie et ignominie, Et son opprobre ne s'effacera point. Car la jalousie met un homme en fureur, Et il est sans pitié au jour de la vengeance; Il n'a égard à aucune rançon, Et il est inflexible, quand même tu multiplierais les dons... (Proverbes 6:32-35)
    Prenez donc garde en votre esprit, Et qu'aucun ne soit infidèle à la femme de sa jeunesse! Car je hais la répudiation, Dit l'Eternel, le Dieu d'Israël... (Malachie 2:15-16)

    Cette société contemporaine dans laquelle nous vivons, manque cruellement de repères, parce que le véritable adultère selon Dieu commence lorsqu'on convoite sexuellement une femme.
    Vous avez appris qu'il a été dit: Tu ne commettras point d'adultère. Mais moi, je vous dis que quiconque regarde une femme pour la convoiter a déjà commis un adultère avec elle dans son cœur. (Matthieu 5:27-28)
    La société va donc beaucoup trop loin en permettant que les gens assouvissent leurs désirs sexuel avec des personnes mariées. Il y a plein d'autres passages dans la Bible qui mettent en garde contre de telles pratiques, ce sont des pratiques qui donnent des droits légaux de premier ordre à Satan dans nos vies. La famille est l'unité de base de la société, si de nombreuses familles sont bien éduquées, c'est la société qui aura une bonne santé, par contre, si un foyer est constitué d'adultères, la société sera très instable. Aujourd'hui avec les nombreux divorces qu'on observe, nous avons les résultats sous nos yeux: Une société totalement déboussolée, parce que les familles sont à la base déboussolées. Jésus-Christ avait pourtant avertit que le divorce conduit à l'adultère:

    Il a été dit: Que celui qui répudie sa femme lui donne une lettre de divorce. Mais moi, je vous dis que celui qui répudie sa femme, sauf pour cause d'infidélité, l'expose à devenir adultère, et que celui qui épouse une femme répudiée commet un adultère. (Matthieu 5:31-32)
    Le symbole de la femme qui mort le fruit défendu est bien présent

    Vous pouvez voir que dans le site internet de Gleeden, ce site internet est soutenu par de nombreuses corporations médiatiques, ceux-là qui jouent le rôle de propagande des informations, dans le cas présent, ils propagent l'adultère dans l'esprit des gens, ils rendent "acceptable" cette idée-là. Il faut que les chrétiens se lèvent et empêchent que de telles choses se multiplient, je le dis parce que nous sommes demeurés trop passifs face à ce genre de drames depuis de nombreuses années, ça ne peut pas durer ainsi. Nous devons faire quelque chose pour ralentir cette dégradation flagrante des mœurs. Ces articles que j'écris désormais ne doivent plus vous pousser à attendre d'autres articles pour ne faire que les lire, vous devez vous demander plutôt comment éradiquer ces œuvres des ténèbres du milieu de vous.

    Repentez-vous dès aujourd'hui!!
              Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!        

    The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. Based on the beloved 1993 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil, Benny & Joon is directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of New York's Transport Group.

    It will run September 7 - October 22, 2017, on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run September 7 - 14, with opening night on Friday, September 15 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $36 and go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 18 at 12:00 noon.

    Benny & Joon is a delightful world premiere musical based on the beloved offbeat '90s romantic comedy movie. As Joon's sole caretaker, auto mechanic Benny makes sure his eccentric sister lives a comfortable, safe, and predictable life. But when Sam shows up, his off-kilter take on the world-full of classic films, Buster Keaton, and an oddball approach to domestic life-turns everything upside down. With unforgettable characters and a beguiling and tuneful score, Benny & Joon explores what happens when we step out of our comfort zones and take a leap toward love.

    The cast features Andrew Samonsky (Broadway's South Pacific, Scandalous) as Benny, Hannah Elless (Bright Star at the Globe and on Broadway) as Joon, and Bryce Pinkham (Tony Award nominee for Broadway's A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) as Sam, along with Colin Hanlon (Broadway's Falsettos, In Transit) as Mike, January LaVoy (Enron on Broadway, Coraline Off Broadway) as Ruthie, Paolo Montalban (Globe's Allegiance, ABC's Cinderella with Brandy) as Larry, Natalie Toro (Broadway's A Tale of Two Cities, Les Misérables) as Dr. Cruz and Mrs. Smail, and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Disney's Freaky Friday at La Jolla Playhouse) as Waldo and Video Store Owner. Completing the cast as Understudies are San Diego local Katie Whalley Banville (Globe's A Doll's House, Playhouse's Freaky Friday and Escape to Margaritaville) and Jake Millgard (Globe/USD Shiley M.F.A. graduate, Globe's Guys and Dolls).

    The creative team includes Scott Rink (Choreographer), Dane Laffrey (Scenic and Costume Design), R. Lee Kennedy (Lighting Design), Kai Harada (Sound Design), Michael Starobin (Orchestrations), J. Oconer Navarro (Music Director), Howie Cherpakov, CSA (Casting), Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager), and Amanda Salmons (Stage Manager).

    "I'm truly excited to open the Globe's 2017-2018 Season with this special new musical," said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. "A world premiere based on the delightfully offbeat 1993 MGM film, Benny & Joon centers on something rare in the musical theatre: the bond between siblings. The love between the brother and sister of the title is deep, moving, and real, and it gives this musical a gentleness and sweetness that I find completely captivating. Creators Kirsten Guenther, Nolan Gasser, and Mindi Dickstein have brought to the Globe a memorable and unique show, and my friend Jack Cummings III-who has carved out a unique space in the American theatre with the very human, people-driven stories he tells-brings Benny & Joon a beautiful spontaneity and freshness. The show's score-rich, complex, melodic, and fun-won me over instantly when I first heard it, and I am happy to share this bright new work with San Diego audiences."

    Additional events taking place during the run of Benny & Joon include:

    VICKI AND CARL ZEIGER INSIGHTS SEMINAR: Tuesday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m.

    An opportunity to closely connect with productions both onstage and backstage. A panel selected from the artistic company of each show (playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and/or technicians) engages patrons in an informal and illuminating presentation of ideas and insights to enhance the theatregoing experience. Reception at 5:00 p.m. FREE.

    SUBJECT MATTERS: Saturday, September 16 following the 2:00 p.m. matinee.

    Explore the ideas and issues raised by a production through brief, illuminating post-show discussions with local experts, such as scientists, artists, historians, and scholars. Subject Matters will ignite discussion, bring the play's concerns into sharp focus, and encourage you to think beyond the stage! FREE.

    POST-SHOW FORUMS: Tuesday, September 19, Tuesday, September 26, and Wednesday, October 4.

    Join us after the show for an informal and enlightening question-and-answer session with cast, crew, and/or Globe staff members. Get the inside story on creating a character and putting together a professional production. FREE.

    Single tickets to Benny & Joon start at $36 and go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 18 at 12:00 noon. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623], or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors, military members, and groups of 10 or more.

    Performances begin on September 7 and continue through October 22, 2017. Performance times: Previews: Thursday, September 7 at 8:00 p.m.; Friday, September 8 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 9 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m.; and Thursday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. Opening night is Friday, September 15 at 8:00 p.m. Regular performances (September 16 - October 22):Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.; Thursday and Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. There will be no performances on Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. and no matinee performance on Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. There will be an additional matinee performance on Wednesday, October 11 at 2:00 p.m.

    ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

    Kirsten Guenther (Book) previously lived in Paris, where she worked as a Paris correspondent for USATODAY.com and penned the popular weekly column "The Sexy Expat," about an American journalist trying to navigate and date the French. Her current theatre commissions include The Years Between (T. Fellowship) and the new musical Measure of Success (The Rockefeller Foundation Grant). Ms. Guenther wrote the book and lyrics for Little Miss Fix-It (as seen on NBC) and the book for Mrs. Sharp (Richard Rodgers Award for the Playwrights Horizons workshop starring Jane Krakowski, directed by Michael Greif). She penned the books to Out of My Head (licensed by Steele Spring Stage Rights) and The Cable Car Nymphomaniac (Bay Area Theatre Award nomination). Ms. Guenther is the recipient of a Johnny Mercer Writers Fellowship, Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and a Lincoln Center Honorarium. She has penned sketches for personalities such as James Franco, Jared Leto, Christopher Walken, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Steve Buscemi, Kathie Lee and Hoda, and others. She holds a B.F.A. in Acting from USC and an M.F.A. from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at New York University.

    Nolan Gasser (Music) is a critically acclaimed composer, pianist, and musicologist. He is most notably the architect of Pandora Radio's Music Genome Project and the company's chief musicologist from its founding in 1999. He holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from Stanford University. His original compositions have been performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Salle Pleyel in Paris, and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, among many others. His theatrical projects beyond Benny & Joon include the opera The Secret Garden, commissioned by San Francisco Opera (2013); the oratorio Repast: An Oratorio on the Life of Booker Wright (2015); and the musical Start Me Up, in development. Dr. Gasser's forthcoming book, Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste, will be released in 2018 (Flatiron Books - Macmillan Publishers). He is also the subject of a documentary for the ESPN FiveThirtyEight series The Collectors entitled "Breaking Music Down to Its Genes" (2015). The film highlights his forthcoming work with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to pilot an algorithm to provide personalized musical therapy for cancer patients. Dr. Gasser's TEDx Talk, "Empowering Your Musical Taste," is available on YouTube.

    Mindi Dickstein (Lyrics) is a lyricist, librettist, and playwright. She wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical Little Women (licensed by Music Theatre International, original cast album released by Sh-K-Boom & Ghostlight Records). Her work on Benny & Joon, showcased in the 2016 National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival, was developed in part at Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, and Transport Group. Her current projects include Snow in August (based on the Pete Hamill novel), which had a developmental reading at Second Stage in June; and Alight Arise Return, developed at Rhinebeck Writers Retreat and Lark Play Development Center. Her other musicals include Disney's Toy Story: The Musical, for which she wrote the book; and Trip (Playwrights Horizons Steinberg Charitable Trust Commission), Notes Across a Small Pond (Bridewell Theatre), and Beasts and Saints (Boston Music Theatre Project, ASCAP Foundation Workshop), for which she wrote book and lyrics. Her short play Starving to Death in Midtown was produced worldwide as part of the 2015 Climate Change Theatre Action. Her songs have been performed widely, including at Lincoln Center's Hear and Now: Contemporary Lyricists. Ms. Dickstein's honors include a Jonathan Larson Award, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship, and two New York Foundation for the Arts Playwriting Fellowships. She received her M.F.A. from and is currently on the faculty of New York University's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

    Jack Cummings III (Director) is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Transport Group, where he most recently directed William Inge's Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba in rotating repertory. His favorite Transport Group credits include Queen of the Mist by Michael John LaChiusa (world premiere); See Rock City & Other Destinations by Brad Alexander and Adam Mathias (New York premiere); The Audience (conceiver, world premiere); cul-de-sac by John Cariani (world premiere); Normal by Yvonne Adrian, Tom Kochan, and Cheryl Stern (world premiere); Marcy in the Galaxy by Nancy Shayne (world premiere); and Three Days to See (author/conceiver, world premiere); as well as revivals of I Remember Mama; Hello Again; First Lady Suite; Once Upon a Mattress; Almost, Maine; The Dark at the Top of the Stairs; The Boys in the Band; All the Way Home; and Our Town. His other New York credits include the world premiere of Terrence McNally's And Away We Go (The Pearl Theatre Company), 1,000 Words Come to Mind by Michele Lowe and Scott Richards (Inner Voices Theatre, world premiere), and Arlington by Polly Pen and Victor Lodato (Inner Voices Theatre, world premiere). His regional credits include I Remember Mama (Two River Theater), A Streetcar Named Desire (Gretna Theatre), Violet and The Young Man from Atlanta (Barksdale Theatre), and The Illusion (Nevada Theatre Company). He received his B.A. in International Relations from William and Mary and his M.F.A. in Directing from University of Virginia. He is married to actress Barbara Walsh.

    Katie Whalley Banville (Understudy) returns to The Old Globe, where she previously worked on A Doll's House. Her recent credits include Disney'sFreaky Friday and the world premiere of Escape to Margaritaville (La Jolla Playhouse). She is a Resident Artist at Cygnet Theatre Company, with credits including Dainty June in Gypsy, April in Company, Parade, Cabaret, My Fair Lady, and Man of La Mancha. Her other regional credits include Louise inGypsy (Craig Noel Award) and Clara in Passion (ion theatre company), Jenny Hill in Big Fish and Gingy in Shrek The Musical (Moonlight Stage Productions), and Andi Lee in 42nd Street (San Diego Musical Theatre). Her choreography credits include Gutenberg! The Musical! (Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company) and A Christmas Carol (Cygnet).

    Hannah Elless (Joon) returns to The Old Globe, where she originated the role of Margo Crawford in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Broadway musicalBright Star. Ms. Elless made her Broadway debut singing "Bless the Lord" in the revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell, followed by a very "Neil" turn in the Drama Desk Award-nominated The Other Josh Cohen under the direction of Tony Award winner Ted Sperling. She was most recently seen Off Broadway in Transport Group's Obie Award-winning productions of Picnic, as Millie Owens, and Come Back, Little Sheba, as Marie Buckholder. She can be found this fall on HBO's new television drama "The Deuce." Ms. Elless's film credits include Before Winter, The Lake Effect, and The Over/Under, as well as the upcoming When Mary Met Ally.

    Colin Hanlon (Mike) was in the Falsettos revival, In Transit, and Rent on Broadway. He also played Fiyero in the first national tour of Wicked. He was Adam in The New York premiere of Dot by Colman Domingo, directed by Susan Stroman (Vineyard Theatre). Mr. Hanlon was in the original casts of I Love You Because and Edges. He played Pete in the world premiere of The 12 by Robert Schenkkan and Neil Berg (Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company) and Luke in the regional premiere of Next Fall at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Mr. Hanlon's television credits include Steven on the Emmy Award-winning "Modern Family" on ABC, "Difficult People" on Hulu, and "The Sinner" on USA Network. He also starred in and produced "Submissions Only."

    January LaVoy (Ruthie) is makes her Old Globe debut in Benny & Joon. She has appeared on Broadway in Enron and Off Broadway in Measure for Measure (Theatre for a New Audience), Wings (Second Stage Theatre), Coraline (MCC Theater), and Two Trains Running, Home, Funnyhouse of a Negro,and the world premiere of Will Eno's Wakey, Wakey (Signature Theatre Company). Her regional credits include Mattie Campbell in Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Mark Taper Forum), Kate in Good People (Pittsburgh Public Theater), Isabella in Measure for Measure (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, Dawn in Lobby Hero, and Portia in The Merchant of Venice (Denver Center Theatre Company), and the world premiere of Native Guard (ALLIANCE THEATRE). Her television credits include "Blue Bloods," "3 lbs.," "Law & Order" (original, "Criminal Intent," and "Special Victims Unit"), and Noelle Ortiz on "One Life to Live". Her voiceover work includes many national commercial campaigns and over 150 audiobooks. Ms. LaVoy has been honored as Audiobook Narrator of the Year by Publishers Weekly and has received multiple Audie Awards.

    Jake Millgard (Understudy) was last seen in the Globe's productions of Guys and Dolls, Measure for Measure (Globe for All), Love's Labor's Lost,Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, and Arms and the Man. He received his M.F.A. from The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program and appeared in their productions of As You Like It, The Seagull, Clybourne Park, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre. His New York credits include Sex and Violence, On Campus, and Remembering Kimberly. His regional credits include Dracula and A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville), The Full Monty (Northern Stage), and Art, The Odd Couple, and Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre). He also appeared in the premiere of The Open Road Anthology (Humana Festival of New American Plays). Some of his television and film credits include "Grimm," Pudding Face, Placebo, and Frank and Barry.

    Paolo Montalban (Larry) was last seen at the Globe as Mike Masaoka in the world premiere of Allegiance. He is best known for portraying The Prince opposite Brandy in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (ABC), as well as the series lead Kung Lao in "Mortal Kombat: Conquest" (TNT), which was based on the popular video game. He has appeared on Broadway in Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Emilia Clarke; as Manjiro in Pacific Overtures(Roundabout Theatre Company); and in The King and I. He was most recently seen Off Broadway as Tommie Haw, a stripping Chinese American cowboy, in Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons). His other New York credits include Eglamour in Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare in the Park) and Claro in The Romance of Magno Rubio (Ma-Yi Theater Company). His regional work includes Arthur in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (The Muny, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company), the world premiere of Bella (Dallas Theater Center), The King in The King and I (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Carl Magnus in A Little Night Music (American Conservatory Theater), The Emperor in The Orphan of Zhao (La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater), and Clopin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ogunquit Playhouse). Mr. Montalban has played recurring and guest-starring roles on "Madam Secretary," "The Blacklist," "Nurse Jackie," and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." His film credits include Just Wright, American Adobo, andThe Great Raid.

    Bryce Pinkham (Sam) is making his Old Globe debut. His Broadway credits include A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, The Heidi Chronicles,Holiday Inn, Ghost, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. His favorite television appearances are on PBS's "Mercy Street" and Baz Luhrmann's "The Get Down." He is a frequent collaborator with Outside the Wire, a theatre company that brings social-impact performances to American military audiences around the world. His most recent tours include Kuwait, Qatar, Japan, and Guantanamo Bay. He is a proud Leonore Annenberg Fellow and an enthusiastic graduate of Boston College and Yale School of Drama. Along with Globe M.F.A. alumnus Lucas Caleb Rooney, he co-founded a charity that uses theatrical storytelling to empower at-risk youth in Madagascar and the United States.

    Andrew Samonsky (Benny) has appeared on Broadway as Neville Landless in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Kenneth Ormiston in Scandalous, and Lt. Cable in the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific, with which he was also seen in the "Live from Lincoln Center" PBS broadcast. Most recently he played Robert Kincaid in the first national tour of The Bridges of Madison County. He originated the role of Captain Phoebus in the American premiere ofThe Hunchback of Notre Dame (Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse). Mr. Samonsky was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his portrayal of Frank Russell in the Off Broadway production of Michael John LaChiusa's Queen of the Mist, and he appeared in the City Center Encores! productions ofFiorello! and Merrily We Roll Along. He has originated the roles of Richard in Somewhere in Time (Portland Center Stage), Beauchamp in Tales of the City(American Conservatory Theater), Joshua in Little Miss Sunshine (La Jolla Playhouse), and Nick in Disney's On the Record (first national tour). He is a soloist with symphonies across the country, including the New York Philharmonic and Boston Pops. His television and film credits include "Elementary," "Guiding Light," The Ceiling Fan, and The Secret Song.

    Natalie Toro (Dr. Cruz, Mrs. Smail) originated the role of Madame Defarge in A Tale of Two Cities on Broadway and won Sarasota Magazine's Best Featured Actress Award in its pre-Broadway run. She was the first American to play the role of Eponine in Les Misérables, and she was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for her portrayal of Eva Peron in the 20th anniversary tour of Evita. She originated the role of Sally in Alan Menken's A Christmas Carol and also played Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Grizabella in Cats, and Camila in In the Heights. She has originated roles Off Broadway including La Bruja in The Yellow Brick Road and Ginger in Zombie Prom. Her regional work includes The Bikinis, Zorba, Mrs. Johnstone in Blood Brothers,Frances of Guernica, Everything's Ducky, and The Fix produced by Cameron Macintosh. Ms. Toro is currently a headliner with her one-woman show on major cruise lines around the world. Her CD Natalie Toro includes a duet with Sutton Foster, and her holiday CD Just in Time for Christmas features duets with Ryan Kelly from Celtic Thunder and Grammy Award winner Jon Secada. Ms. Toro's television credits include "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Elementary," "Person of Interest," and "Black Box." She has also performed with numerous symphony orchestras and at Carnegie Hall and the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland.

    Jason SweetTooth Williams (Waldo, Video Store Owner) is making his Old Globe debut with Benny & Joon. He has spent the last year in the new Disney musical Freaky Friday, enjoying runs at La Jolla Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Alley Theatre, and Signature Theatre Company, where it received its world premiere. He was also recently seen Off Broadway opposite Jackie Hoffman as Prince Dauntless in Transport Group's production of Once Upon a Mattress directed by Jack Cummings III. Mr. Williams is a longtime collaborator of award-winning writer Joe Iconis, having appeared in Iconis's Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova), The Black Suits (Summer Play Festival/The Public Theater), ReWrite (Urban Stages), and Things to Ruin (album available on Sh-K-Boom & Ghostlight Records). His other favorite theatre credits include Crossing Brooklyn (Transport Group), The Trouble with Doug (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), and The Disappearing Man (Musical Theatre Factory). As a writer, Mr. Williams co-wrote the '70s Blaxploitation-inspired action musical Broadway BounTy Hunter, which had its world premiere last summer starring Annie Golden at Barrington Stage Company.

    Scott Rink (Choreographer) choreographed the Off Broadway productions of Once Upon a Mattress, Three Days to See, Queen of the Mist, Hello Again, Being Audrey, Crossing Brooklyn, Songs for a New World, and Normal. Mr. Rink's regional credits include Carnaval de Fuego (Six Flags Elitch Gardens),Alice in Wonderland (Birmingham Children's Theatre), Disney's Mulan (Imagination Stage), and Seussical (Wagner College). His commissioned works include dances for Ailey II, ABT II, Oakland Ballet Company, Minnesota Dance Theatre, Repertory Dance Theatre, The Ailey School, Harvard University, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and University of Minnesota, among others. Mr. Rink has created a number of works for his company danceRINK in New York City and abroad. As a dancer, Mr. Rink performed in the companies of Eliot Feld, Elisa Monte, Karole Armitage, and Lar Lubovitch.

    Dane Laffrey (Scenic and Costume Design) previously designed sets for The Old Globe's production of The Few. His Broadway credits include set and costumes for Deaf West's Spring Awakening, set for Fool for Love, and sets for this season's revival of Once on This Island at Circle in the Square Theatre. His recent Off Broadway credits include sets and/or costumes for Rancho Viejo, Indian Summer, The Christians, and Iowa (Playwrights Horizons),Sell/Buy/Date (Manhattan Theatre Club), Homos, or Everyone in America (LAByrinth Theater Company), Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba (Transport Group), The Harvest (Lincoln Center Theater), The Glory of the World (Brooklyn Academy Of Music's Harvey Theater), Cloud Nine (Atlantic Theater Company), and other work at Roundabout Theatre Company, Second Stage Theatre, Vineyard Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, MCC Theater, Soho Rep., Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Transport Group, and many others. Mr. Laffrey's regional work includes the Humana Festival, Mark Taper Forum, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Goodspeed Musicals, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Studio Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, New York Stage and Film, and others. He has also designed internationally in Tokyo, Oslo, Osaka, and throughout Australia. Mr. Laffrey won a 2017 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Set and Costume Design, and he has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award and four Henry Hewes Design Awards, along with numerous regional accolades.

    R. Lee Kennedy (Lighting Design) is the resident lighting designer for New York City-based Transport Group, and he has designed their Off Broadway productions of Inge in Rep: Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba; Once Upon a Mattress; Three Days to See; I Remember Mama (Henry Hewes Design Award nomination); Almost, Maine; Queen of the Mist (Hewes nomination); Hello Again; See Rock City (Drama Desk Award nomination); Bury the Dead(Drama Desk nomination); Marcy in the Galaxy; The Dark at the Top of the Stairs; Normal; The Audience (Drama Desk nomination); First Lady Suite;Requiem for William; Our Town; and the world premiere play And Away We Go by Terrence McNally, produced by The Pearl Theatre Company. His regional credits include The Light in the Piazza (Barrymore Award) and The Outgoing Tide (Barrymore nomination) (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Cake Off (Signature Theatre Company), and I Remember Mama (Two River Theater), as well as Illinois Shakespeare Festival's 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011 seasons. Mr. Kennedy has designed national tours of The Secret Garden (Joseph Jefferson Award Citation), Once on This Island, Five Guys Named Moe, and A Grand Night for Singing.

    Kai Harada (Sound Design) designed the Broadway productions of Amélie, Sunday in the Park with George, Allegiance, Gigi, Fun Home, On the Town,First Date, Follies (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations), and Million Dollar Quartet. His other credits include Poster Boy (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Beaches (Drury Lane Theatre), Brooklynite (Vineyard Theatre), Little Dancer and First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb (The Kennedy Center), Zorro (Moscow, Atlanta), Hinterm Horizont (Berlin), Sweeney Todd and The Pirates of Penzance (Portland Opera), and She Loves Me (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). He was also the audio consultant for the Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

    Michael Starobin (Orchestrations) previously orchestrated In Your Arms at The Old Globe. His credits include Sunday in the Park with George, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, Freaky Friday, Kid Victory, Falsettos, First Daughter Suite, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, If/Then, Annie, Dogfight, Leap of Faith, Queen of the Mist, The People in the Picture, Sondheim on Sondheim, Next to Normal (Tony Award), The Glorious Ones, Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Adrift in Macao, Bernarda Alba, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Assassins (Tony Award), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A New Brain, A Christmas Carol, Hello Again, Guys and Dolls (1992), My Favorite Year, In Trousers, Once on This Island, Closer Than Ever, Legs Diamond, Romance/Romance, Carrie, Birds of Paradise, Rags, Three Guys Naked, and Von Richthofen. His film credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Goofy Movie, Life with Mikey, Home on the Range, Tangled, Lucky Stiff, and Beauty and the Beast (2017).

    J. Oconer Navarro (Music Director) previously served as music director of The Old Globe's Rain. He recently penned new arrangements for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, currently playing at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. His select New York credits include Adding Machine, Curtains, First Daughter Suite, The House of Blue Leaves, Iowa, Mary Poppins, We the People, and seven seasons with Lincoln Center Theater. His regional credits include Barrington Stage Company, Hangar Theatre, The Kennedy Center, New York Stage and Film, three national tours for Theatreworks USA, and Two River Theater. He is part of the founding faculty of New Studio on Broadway at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, as well as the Musical Theatre Conservatory at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and he is music supervisor at Camp Broadway. He is also a composer, lyricist, and writer whose works have been seen Off Broadway. In addition, he is the resident composer for The Church of Saint Paul the Apostle in New York and is a recipient of an American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grant.

    Howie Cherpakov, CSA (Casting) returns to The Old Globe after casting their productions of October Sky and Bright Star (Artios Award nomination). His Broadway and national tour credits include Bright Star, Next Fall (Artios nomination), The Seafarer, Coram Boy, Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, Dirty Dancing, and South Pacific. Off Broadway and regionally he has cast productions for Lincoln Center Theater, Women's Project Theater, New York Stage and Film/Powerhouse Theater (Artios nomination for The Power of Duff), Atlantic Theater Company, Naked Angels (Artios Award for Fault Lines), Pasadena Playhouse, Irish Arts Center, Soho Theatre in London, American Theater Group, and New York Musical Festival, among many others.

    Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager) has previously worked on the Globe productions of King Richard II; Picasso at the Lapin Agile; October Sky; Kiss Me, Kate; The Twenty-seventh Man; Bright Star; Dog and Pony; The Winter's Tale; Be a Good Little Widow; Allegiance; A Room with a View; Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show; The Savannah Disputation; Kingdom; and the 2007 Shakespeare Festival. Ms. Nero also worked on the Broadway production of Bright Star and will soon be launching the show's tour. Her selected La Jolla Playhouse credits include Sideways directed by Des McAnuff,Ruined directed by Liesl Tommy, A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Christopher Ashley, and Herringbone directed by Roger Rees and starring BD Wong. Ms. Nero has worked with several prominent regional theatres including The Kennedy Center, Hartford Stage, Center Theatre Group, Siti Company, Huntington Theatre Company, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, to name a few. Her other selected credits include Schick Machine (Paul Dresher Ensemble), which toured both nationally and internationally, and Garden of Forbidden Loves and Garden of Deadly Sound (IMAGOmoves), which performed at the International Hungarian Theatre Festival in Cluj, Romania.

    Amanda Salmons (Stage Manager) has previously worked at The Old Globe on King Richard II; The Blameless; Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!; October Sky; Macbeth; Rain; The Metromaniacs; Kiss Me, Kate; The White Snake; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; The Last Goodbye; Globe for All (2014, 2015); the Summer Shakespeare Festival (2011-2013); Somewhere; Lost in Yonkers; I Do! I Do!; and The Price. Her other credits include Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin (La Jolla Playhouse), Kiss Me, Kate (Hartford Stage), The Foreigner, miXtape, See How They Run, The Music Man, and The Rivalry (Lamb's Players Theatre), The Gondoliers, The Pirates of Penzance, Candide, and Trial by Jury (Lyric Opera San Diego), and SummerFest (La Jolla Music Society). She received her B.A. in Theatre from UC San Diego.

    The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country's leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego's flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdooR Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre's artistic and arts engagement programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.


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              Houston : Tips on Kitchen Lighting in Your New Home        

    When it comes to choosing lighting for your kitchen, looks aren’t the only thing to keep in mind. Kitchen lighting requires a careful mix of task and ambient light sources. After all, even the best knife skills aren’t worth much if you can’t see what you’re doing. The right balance of light sources in your new home in Houston will result in a kitchen that is both functional and inviting.

    To make the most out of your kitchen, plan on incorporating task, accent, ambient, and decorative lighting. Even the smallest of kitchens need multiple light sources. To properly light the spacious kitchen in your new home in Houston, you will need more than just one central overhead light source.

     Many people now choose to use multiple hanging lights over kitchen islands and kitchen tables. As well as providing necessary task lighting, they can be used for basic ambient light, which is particularly useful when kitchens turn into gathering spots for family and friends. Furthermore, because of the array of design and color options, these multipurpose lights can serve as decorative lighting, as well.

    While lights over a kitchen island play an important role in providing useful light, they don’t usually provide enough light for the rest of the kitchen counters. To eliminate shadows that make it difficult to read recipes, chop foods, and cook, some form of under-cabinet lighting is recommended. Whether individual lights or strips of lights, these hidden light sources provide needed task light, while also serving up soft ambient lighting when used on its own.

    If your new home in Houston has an open plan with the kitchen joining onto another room, you may also want to consider adding in recessed lighting on a dimmer switch. This will create a range of ambient light options, illuminating the kitchen for work while creating softer lighting options for social settings.

    There are numerous design options for each style of lighting, so finding the perfect light source for each job shouldn’t be difficult. By creating a useful balance of light sources, your kitchen will become much more than just a place to cook.


              AT HOME: FAVORI SCENTS        
    Back in high school, I had a girl broke up with me because I smell too good. I used to "shower" myself with Cool Water back then. I later found out that it was not the actual reason why she broke up with me. It was just her way of getting even because I first broke up with her the previous year. I actually accepted the fact that she broke up with me because I smell too good rather than me smelling bad. Long story short, she's happy now with her own family and I'm still mabango.

    I like smelling good. I also like good smelling people and places. It instantly lifts up your mood. So imagine when I first got a whiff of Taiwan's stinky tofu. More about that on my Taiwan posts (soon, hopefully).

    I have eight dogs at home. Three, a Japanese Spitz, a Chow Chow, and a Shih Tzu, sleep with me in my room. I know it's weird, but I also like smelling them. There's something about their smell that's comforting. But of course, I also prefer my home not to smell like dogs. So what a dog-lover got to do? Get a Favori Scents Aerator!
    My current favorite scents: Peppermint (Relaxing), Verveine Fleur (Stabilizing), Pink Grapefruit (Balancing), and Ginger Flower (Passionate). Each 10ml Aerator Diffuser Oil retails at Php150.
    The Leaf Aerator is perfect for air-conditioned rooms (for that hotel lobby feel). I usually add 15 to 20 drops with the water at max level depending on my mood. The best part about it other than being a local brand and its scents (of course) is that it actually cleanses the air while keeping the surrounding smelling good. Not only it smells good, you also breathe in air that is also good.
    Features:

    • With color-changing display and LED illumination (not just 1 but 6 LED lights)
    • With negative ion generator
    • Increases air humidity, ideal for air-conditioned environment
    • Ultrasonic atomization to improve quality of air
    • Removes dust and smoke and reduces indoor pollution as it deodorizes and refreshens
    • Uses essential oils for aromatherapy
    • Low power consumption
    • Durable, environmentally-friendly, fashionable design
    • Quiet and silent operation, easy to operate and clean
    A Leaf Aerator costs Php1,800. Other options are reed diffusers, air sprays, aroma candles, aroma pouches, diffusers, and burners.

    Get your Favori Scents at these branches:
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              The Great Tradition in English Literature From Shakespeare to Shaw, Vol. 1        

    This is an illuminating interpretation of the life and work of twenty-two major literary figures during three hundred years of English literature. It reveals how they were rooted in the political and social movements of their own time, with representative selections from their writings. In two volumes.… | more…


              CBI’s Life Sciences Outcomes-Based Contracting Summit        
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              Making of Ergon 4K PC Intro        
    You are not going to discover any fantastic trick here, the intro itself is not an outstanding coding performance, but I always enjoy reading the making of other intros, so It's time to take some time to put this on a paper!

    What is Ergon? It's a small 4k intro (meaning 4096 byte executable) that was released at the 2010 Breakpoint demoparty (if you can't run it on your hardware, you can still watch it on youtube), which surprisingly was able to finish to the 3rd place! I did the coding, design and worked also on the music with my friend ulrick.

    That was a great experience even if I didn't expect to work on this production at the beginning of the year... but at the end of January, when BP2010 was announced and supposed to be the last one, I was motivated to go there, and why not, release a 4k intro! One month and a half later, the demo was almost ready... wow, 3 weeks before the party, first time to finish something so ahead an event! But yep, I was able to work on it on part time during the week (and the night of course)... But when I started on it, I had no idea where this project would bring me to... or even what kind of 3D API I had to start from doing this intro!

    OpenGL, DirectX 9, 10 or 11?


    At FRequency, xt95 is mainly working in OpenGL, mostly due to the fact that he is a linux user. All our previous intros were done using OpenGL, although I did provide some help on some intros, bought OpenGL books few years ago... I'm not a huge fan of the OpenGL C API, but most importantly, from my short experience on this, I was always able to better strip down DirectX code size than OpenGL code... At that time, I was also working a bit more on DirectX API... I even bought a 5770 ATI earlier to be able to play with D3D11 Compute Shader api... I'm also mostly a windows user... DirectX has a very well integrated documentation in Visual Studio, a good SDK, lots of samples inside, a cleaner API (more true on recent D3D10/D3D11), some cool tools like PIX to debug shaders... and thought also that programming on DirectX on windows might reduce the risk to get some incompatibilities between NVidia and ATI graphics card (although, I found that, at least with D3D9, this is not always true...).

    So ok, DirectX was selected... but which version? I started my first implementation with D3D10. I know that the code is much more verbose than D3D9 and OpenGL2.0, but I wanted to practice it a bit more the somehow "new" API than just reading a book about it. I was also interested to plug some text in the demo and tried an integration with latest Direct2D/DirectWrite API.

    Everything went well at the beginning with D3D10 API. The code was clean, thanks to the thin layer I developed around DirectX to make the coding experience much closer to what I use to have in C# with SlimDx for example. The resulting C++ code was something like this :
    //
    // Set VertexBuffer for InputAssembler Stage
    device.InputAssembler.SetVertexBuffers(screen.vertexBuffer, sizeof(VertexDataOffline));

    // Set TriangleList PrimitiveTopology for InputAssembler Stage
    device.InputAssembler.SetPrimitiveTopology(PrimitiveTopology::TriangleStrip);

    // Set VertexShader for the current Pass
    device.VertexShader.Set(effect.vertexShader);
    Very pleasant to develop with it, but because I wanted to test D2D1, I switched to D3D10.1 which can be configured to run on D3D10 hardware (with the feature level thing)... So I also started to slightly wrap up the Direct2D API and was able to produce very easily some really nice text... but wow... the code was a bit too large for a 4k (but would be perfect for a 64k).

    Then during this experiment phase, I tried the D3D11 API with the Compute Shader thing... and found that the code is much more compact than D3D10 if you are performing some kind of... for example, raymarching... I didn't compare code size, but I suspect the code to be able to compete with its D3D9 counterpart (although, there is a downside in D3D11 : if you can afford a real D3D11 hardware, a compute shader can directly render to the screen buffer... otherwise, using the D3D11 Compute shader with features level 10, you have to copy the result from one resource to another... which might hit the size benefit...).

    I was happy to see that the switch to D3D11 was easy, with some continuity from D3D10 on the API "look & feel"... Although I was disappointed to learn that working this D3D11 and D2D1 was not straightforward because D2D1 is only compatible with D3D10.1 API (which you can run with feature level 9.0 to 10), forcing to initialize and maintain two devices (one for D3D10.1 and one for D3D11), playing with DXGI shared resource between the devices... wow, lots of work, lots of code... and of course, out of question for a 4k...

    So I tried... a plain old good D3D9... and that was of course much compact in size than their D3D10 counterpart... So for around two weeks in February, I played with those various API while implementing some basic scene for the intro.I just had a bad surprise when releasing the intro, because lots of people were not able to run it : weird because I was able to test it on several NVidias and at least my ATI 5770... I didn't expect D3D9 to be so sensitive to that, or at least, a bit less sensitive than OpenGL... but I was wrong.

    Raymarching optimization


    I decided to go for an intro using the raymarching algorithm that was more likely to be able to deliver a "fat" content in a tiny amount of code. Although, the raymarching stuff was already a bit in the "retired", after the fantastic intros released earlier in 2009 (Elevated - not really a raymarching intro but soo impressive!, Sult, Rudebox, Muon-Baryon...etc). But I didn't have enough time to explore a new effect and was not even confident to be able to find anything interesting at that time... so... ok, raymarching.

    So for one week, after building a 1st scene, I spent my time to try to optimize the raymarching algo. There was an instructive thread on pouet about this : "So, what do distance field equations look like? And how do we solve them?". I tried to implement some trick like...
    1. Generate grid on the vertex shader (with 4x4 pixels for example), to precompute a raw view of the scene, storing the minimal distance step to go before hitting a surface... let the pixel shader to get those interpolate distances (multiplied by a small reduction factor like .9f) and perform some fine grained raymarching with fewer iterations
    2. Generate a pre-rendered 3D volume of the scene at a much lower density (like 96x96x96) and use this map to navigate in the distance fields while still performing some "sphere tracing" refinement if needed
    3. I tried also somekind of level of detail on the scene : for example, instead of having a texture lookup (for the "bump mapping") for each step during the raymarching, allow the raymarcher to use a simplified analytical surface scene and switch to the more detailled one for the last step
    Well, I have to admit that all those techniques were not really clever in anyway... and the result was matching the lack of this cleverness! None of them provide a significant speed optimization compare to the code size hit they were generated.

    So after one week of optimization, well, I just went to a basic raymarcher algo. The shader was developed under Visual C++, integrated in the project (thanks to NShader syntax highlighting). I did a small C# tool to strip the shader comments, remove unnecessary spaces... integrated in the build (pre-build events in VC++), It's really enjoyable to work with this toolchain.

    Scenes design


    For the scenes, I decided to use the same kind of technique used in the Rudebox 4k intro : Leveraging more on the geometry and lights, but not on the materials. That made the success of the rudebox and I was motivated to build some complex CSG with boolean operations on basic elements (box, sphere...etc.). The nice thing about this approach is that It avoids to use inside the ISO surface anykind of if/then/else for determining the material... just letting the lights properly set in the scene might do the work. Yep, indeed, rudebox is for example a scene with say, a white material for all the objects. What makes the difference is the position of lights in the scene, their intensity...etc. Ergon used the same trick here.

    I spent around two to three weeks to build the scenes. I ended up with 4 scenes, each one quite cool on their own, with a consistent design among them. One of the scene was using the fonts to render a wall of text in raymarching.

    Because I'm not sure that I will be able to use those scenes, well, I'm going to post their screenshot here!

    The 1st scene I developed during my D3D9/D3D10/D3D11 API experiments was a massive tentacle model coming from a balckhole. All the tentacles were moving around a weird cutted sphere, with a central "eye"... I was quite happy about this scene that had a unique design. From the beginning, I wanted to add some post-processing, to enhance the visuals, and to make them a bit different from other raymarching scene... So I went with a simple post-processing that was performing some patterns on the pixels, adding a radial blur to produce some kind of "ghost rays" coming out from the scene, making the corners darker, and adding a small flickering the more you go to the corners. Well, only this piece of code was already taking a scene on its own, but that was the price to have a genuine ambiance, so...

    The colors and theming was almost settled from the beginning... I'm a huge fan of warm colors!

    The 2nd scene was using a font rendering coupling with the raymarcher.... a kind of flying flag, with the logo FRequency appearing from left to right with a light on it... (I will probably release those effects on pouet just for the record...), that was also a fresh use of raymarching... didn't see anything like this in latest 4k production, so, I was expecting to insert this text in the 4k, as It's not so common... The code to use the d3d font was not too fat... so I was still confident to be able to use those 2 scenes.

    After that, I was looking for some nasty objects... so for the 3rd scene, I tried to randomly play with some weird functions and ended up with a kind of "raptor" creature... I wanted also to use a weird generated texture I found few month ago, that was perfect for it.

    Finally, I wanted to use the texture to make a kind of lava sea with a moving snake on it... that was the last scene I coded (and of course, 2 others scenes that are too ugly to show here! :) ).


    We also started at that time, in February, to work on the music, and as I explained in my earlier posts, we used 4klang synth for the intro. But making all those scenes with a music prototype, the "crinklered" compressed exe was more around 5ko... even If the shader code was already optimized in size, using some kind of preprocessor templating (like in rudebox or receptor). The intro was of course laking a clear direction, there was no transitions between the scenes... and most importantly, It was not possible to fit all those scenes in 4k, while expecting the music to grow a little bit more in the final exe...

    The story of the Worm-Lava texture


    Last year, around November, while I was playing with several perlin's like noise, I found an interesting variation using perlin noise and the marble-cosine effect that was able to represents some kind of worms, quite freaking ugly in some way, but that was a unique texture effect!

    (Click to enlarge, lots of details in it!)

    This texture was primarily developed in C# but the code was quite straightforward to port in a texture shader... Yep, that's probably an old trick with D3D9 to use the function D3DXFillTextureTX to directly fill a texture from a shader with a single line of code... Why using this? Because It was the only way to get a noise() function accessible from a shader, without having to implement it... As weird as it may sounds, the HLSL perlin noise() function is not accessible outside a texture shader. A huge drawback of this method is also that the shader is not a real GPU shader, but is instead computed on the CPU... that explain why ergon intro is taking so long to generate the texture at the beginning (with a 1280x720 texture resolution for example).

    So how does look this texture shader in order to generate this texture?
    // -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    // worm noise function
    // -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    #define ty(x,y) (pow(.5+sin((x)*y*6.2831)/2,2)-.5)
    #define t2(x,y) ty(y+2*ty(x+2*noise(float3(cos((x)/3)+x,y,(x)*.1)),.3),.7)
    #define tx(x,y,a,d) ((t2(x, y) * (a - x) * (d - y) + t2(x - a, y) * x * (d - y) + t2(x, y - d) * (a - x) * y + t2(x - a, y - d) * x * y) / (a * d))

    float4 x( float2 x : position, float2 y : psize) : color {
    float a=0,d=64;
    // Modified FBM functions to generate a blob texture
    for(;d>=2;d/=2)
    a += abs(tx(x.x*d,x.y*d,d,d)/d);
    return a*2;
    }

    The tx macro is basically applying a tiling on the noise.
    The core t2 and ty macros are the one that are able to generate this "worm-noise". It's in fact a tricky combination of the usual cosine perlin noise. Instead of having something like cos(x + noise(x,y)), I have something like special_sin( y + special_sin( x + noise(cos(x/3)+x,y), power1), power2), with special_sin function like ((1 + sin(x*power*2*PI))/2) ^ 2

    Also, don't be afraid... this formula didn't came out of my head like this... that was clearly after lots of permutations from the original function, with lots of run/stop/change_parameters steps! :D

    Music and synchronization


    It took some time to build the music theme and to be satisfied with it... At the beginning, I let ulrick making a first version of the music... But because I had a clear view of the design and direction, I was expecting a very specific progression in the tune and even in the chords used... That was really annoying for ulrick (excuse-me my friend!), as I was very intrusive in the composition process... At some point, I ended up in making a 2 pattern example of what I wanted in terms of chords and musical ambiance... and ulrick was kind enough to take this sample pattern and clever to add some intro's musical feeling in it. He will be able to talk about this better than me, so I'll ask him if he can insert some small explanation here!

    ulrick here: « working with @lx on this prod was a very enjoyable job. I started a music which @lx did not like very much, it did not reflect the feelings that @lx wanted to give through the Ergon. He thus composed a few patterns using a very emotional musical scale. I entered into the music very easily and added my own stuffs. For the anecdote, I added a second scale to the music to allow for a clearer transition between the first and second parts of the Ergon. After doing so, we realized that our music actually used the chromatic scale on E »

    The synchronization was the last part of the work in the demo. I first used the default synchronization mechanism from the 4klang... but I was lacking some features like, if the demo is running slowly, I needed to know exactly where I was... Using plain 4klang sync, I was missing some events on slow hardware, even preventing the intro to switch between the scenes, because the switching event was missed by the rendering loop!

    So I did my own small synchronization based on regular events of the snare and a reduce view of the sample patterns for this particular events. This is the only part of the intro that was developed in x86 assembler in order to keep it as small as possible.

    The whole code was something like this :
    static float const_time = 0.001f;
    static int SAMPLES_PER_DRUMS = SAMPLES_PER_TICK*16;
    static int SAMPLES_PER_DROP_DRUMS = SAMPLES_PER_TICK*4;
    static int SMOOTHSTEP_FACTOR = 3;

    static unsigned char drum_flags[96] = {
    // pattern n° time z.z sequence
    1,1,1,1, // pattern 0 0 0 0
    1,1,1,1, // pattern 1 7,384615385 4 1
    0,0,0,0, // pattern 2 14,76923077 8 2
    0,0,0,0, // pattern 3 22,15384615 12 3
    0,0,0,0, // pattern 4 29,53846154 16 4
    0,0,0,0, // pattern 5 36,92307692 20 5
    0,0,0,0, // pattern 6 44,30769231 24 6
    0,0,0,0, // pattern 7 51,69230769 28 7
    0,0,0,1, // pattern 8 59,07692308 32 8
    0,0,0,1, // pattern 8 66,46153846 36 9
    1,1,1,1, // pattern 9 73,84615385 40 10
    1,1,1,1, // pattern 9 81,23076923 44 11
    1,1,1,1, // pattern 10 88,61538462 48 12
    0,0,0,0, // pattern 11 96 52 13
    0,0,0,0, // pattern 2 103,3846154 56 14
    0,0,0,0, // pattern 3 110,7692308 60 15
    0,0,0,0, // pattern 4 118,1538462 64 16
    0,0,0,0, // pattern 5 125,5384615 68 17
    0,0,0,0, // pattern 6 132,9230769 72 18
    0,0,0,0, // pattern 7 140,3076923 76 19
    0,0,0,1, // pattern 8 147,6923077 80 20
    1,1,1,1, // pattern 12 155,0769231 84 21
    1,1,1,1, // pattern 13 162,4615385 88 22
    };

    // Calculate time, synchro step and boom shader variables
    __asm {
    fild dword ptr [time] // st0 : time
    fmul dword ptr [const_time] // st0 = st0 * 0.001f
    fstp dword ptr [shaderVar.x] // shaderVar.x = time * 0.001f
    mov eax, dword ptr [MMTime.u.sample]
    cdq
    sub eax, SAMPLES_PER_TICK*8
    jae not_first_drum
    xor eax,eax
    not_first_drum:
    idiv dword ptr [SAMPLES_PER_DRUMS] // eax = drumStep , edx = remainder step
    mov dword ptr [drum_step], eax
    fild dword ptr [drum_step]
    fstp dword ptr [shaderVar.z] // shaderVar.z = drumStep

    not_end: cmp byte ptr [eax + drum_flags],0
    jne no_boom

    mov eax, SAMPLES_PER_TICK*4
    sub eax,edx
    jae boom_ok
    xor eax,eax
    boom_ok:
    mov dword ptr [shaderVar.y],eax
    fild dword ptr [shaderVar.y]
    fidiv dword ptr [SAMPLES_PER_DROP_DRUMS] // st0 : boom
    fild dword ptr [SMOOTHSTEP_FACTOR] // st0: 3, st1-4 = boom
    fsub st(0),st(1) // st0 : 3 - boom , st1-3 = boom
    fsub st(0),st(1) // st0 : 3 - boom*2, st1-2 = boom
    fmul st(0),st(1) // st0 : boom * (3-boom*2), st1 = boom
    fmulp st(1),st(0)
    fstp dword ptr [shaderVar.y]
    no_boom:
    };

    That was smaller then what I was able to do with pure 4klang sync... with the drawback that the sync was probably too simplistic... but I couldn't afford more code for the sync... so...

    Final mixing


    Once the music was almost finished, I spent a couple of days to work on the transitions, sync, camera movements. Because It was not possible to fit the 4 scenes, I had to mix the scene 3 (the raptor) and 4 (the snake and the lava sea), found a way to put a transition through a "central brain". Ulrick wanted to put a different music style for the transition, I was not confident with it... until I put the transition in action, letting the brain collapsed while the space under it was digging all around... and the music was fitting very well! cool!


    I did also use a simple big shader for the whole intro, with some if (time < x) then scene_1 else scene_2...etc. I didn't expect to do this, because this is hurting the performance in the pixel shader to do this kind of branch processing... But I was really running out of space here and the only solution was in fact to use a single shader with some repetitive code. Here is an excerpt from the shader code : You can see how scene and camera management has been done, as well as for lights. This part was compressing quite well due to its repetitive pattern.
    // -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    // t3

    // Helper function to rotate a vector. Usage :

    // t3(mypoint.xz, .7); <= rotate mypoint around Y axis with .7 radians
    // -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    float2 t3(inout float2 x,float y){
    return x=x*cos(y)+sin(y)*float2(-x.y,x.x);
    }

    // -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    // v : main raymarching function
    // -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    float4 v(float2 x:texcoord):color{
    float a=1,b=0,c=0,d=0,e=0,f=0,i;
    float3 n,o,p,q,r,s,t=0,y;
    int w;
    r=normalize(float3(x.x*1.25,-x.y,1)); // ray
    x = float2(.001,0); // epsilon factor

    // Scene management
    if (z.z<39) {
    w = (z.z<10)?0:(z.z>26)?3+int(fmod(z.z,5)):int(fmod(z.z,3));

    //w=4;
    if (w==0) { p=float3(12,5+30*smoothstep(16,0,z.x),0);t3(r.yz,1.1*smoothstep(16,0,z.x));t3(r.xz,1.54); }
    if (w==1) { p=float3(-13,4,-8);t3(r.yz,.2);t3(r.xz,-.5);t3(r.xy,sin(z.x/3)/3); }
    if (w==2) { p=float3(0,8.5,-5);t3(r.yz,.2);t3(r.xy,sin(z.x/3)/5); }
    if (w==3) {
    p=float3(13+sin(z.x/5)*3,10+3*sin(z.x/2),0);
    t3(r.yz, sin(z.x/5)*.6);
    t3(r.xz, 1.54+z.x/5);
    t3(r.xy, cos(z.x/10)/3);
    t3(p.xz,z.x/5);
    }

    if (w == 4) {
    p=float3(30+sin(z.x/5)*3,8,0);
    t3(r.yz, sin(z.x/5)/5);
    t3(r.xz, 1.54+z.x/3);
    t3(r.xy, sin(z.x/10)/3);
    t3(p.xz,z.x/3);
    }

    if (w > 4) {
    p=float3(4.5,25+10*sin(z.x/3),0);
    t3(r.yz, 1.54*sin(z.x/5));
    t3(r.xz, .7+z.x/2);
    t3(r.xy, sin(z.x/10)/3);
    t3(p.xz,z.x/2);
    }
    } else if (z.z<52) {
    p=float3(20,20,0);
    t3(r.yz, .9);
    t3(r.xz, 1.54+z.x/4);
    t3(p.xz,z.x/4);
    } else if (z.z<81) {
    w = int(fmod(z.z,3));
    if (w==0 ) {
    p=float3(40+sin(z.x/5)*3,8,0);
    t3(r.yz, sin(z.x/5)/5);
    t3(r.xz, 1.54+z.x/3);
    t3(r.xy, sin(z.x/10)/3);
    t3(p.xz,z.x/3);
    }
    if (w==1 ) {
    p=float3(-10,30,0);
    t3(r.yz, 1.1);
    t3(r.xz, z.x/4);
    }
    if (w==2 ) {
    p=float3(25+sin(z.x/5)*3,10+3*sin(z.x/2),0);
    t3(r.yz, sin(z.x/5)/2);
    t3(r.xz, 1.54+z.x/5);
    t3(r.xy, cos(z.x/10)/3);
    t3(p.xz,z.x/5);
    }
    } else {
    p=float3(0,4,8);
    t3(r.yz,sin(z.x/5)/5);
    t3(r.xy,cos(z.x/4)/2);
    t3(r.xz,-1.54+smoothstep(0,4,z.x-155)*(z.x-155)/3);
    }


    // Boom effect on camera
    p.x+=z.y*sin(111*z.x)/4;

    // Lights
    static float4 l[6] = {{.7,.2,0,2},{.7,0,0,3},{.02,.05,.2,7},
    {(4+10*step(24,z.z))*cos(z.x/5),-5,(4+10*step(24,z.z))*sin(z.x/5),0},
    {-30+5*sin(z.x/2),8,6+10*sin(z.x/2),0},
    {25,25,10,0}
    };

    Compression statistics


    Final compression results are given in the following table:


    So to summarize, total exe size is 4070 bytes, and is composed of :
    • Synth code + music data is taking around 35% of the total exe size = 1461 bytes
    • Shader code is taking 36% = 1467 bytes
    • Main code + non shader data is 14% = 549 bytes
    • PE + crinkler decoder + crinkler import is 15% = 593 bytes


    The intro was finished around the 13 march 2010, well ahead BP2010. So that was damn cool... I spent the rest of my time until BP2010 to try to develop a procedural 4k gfx, using D3D11 compute shaders, raymarching and a Global Illumination algorithm... but the results (algo finished during the party) disappointed me... And when I saw the fantastic Burj Babil by Psycho, he was right about using a plain raymarcher without any complicated true light management... a good "basic" raymarching algo, with some tone mapping finetune was much more relevant here!

    Anyway, my GI experiment on the compute shader will probably deserve an article here.



    I really enjoyed to make this demo and to see that ergon was able to make it in the top 3... after seeing BP2009, I was not expecting at all the intro to be in the top 3!... although I know that the competition this year was far much easier than the previous BP!

    Anyway, that was nice to work with my friend ulrick... and to contribute to the demoscene with this prod. I hope that I will be able to keep on working on the demos like this... I still have lots of things to learn, and that's cool!
              Democoding, tools coding and coding scattering        
    Not so much post here for a while... So I'm going to just recap some of the coding work I have done so far... you will notice that It's going in lots of direction, depending on opportunities, ideas, sometimes not related to democoding at all... not really ideal when you want to release something! ;)

    So, here are some directions I have been working so far...


    C# and XNA

    I tried to work more with C#, XNA... looking for an opportunity to code a demo in C#... I even started a post about it few months ago, but leaving it in a draft state. XNA is really great, but I had some bad experience with it... I was able to use it without requiring a full install but while playing with model loading, I had a weird bug called the black model bug. Anyway, I might come back to C# for DirectX stuff... SlimDx is for example really helpful for that.

    A 4k/64k softsynth

    I have coded a synth dedicated to 4k/64k coding. Although, right now, I only have the VST and GUI fully working under Renoise.. but not yet the asm 4k player! ;)



    The main idea was to build a FM8/DX7 like synth, with exactly the same output quality (excluding some fancy stuff like the arpegiator...). The synth was developed in C# using vstnet, but must be more considered as a prototype under this language... because the asm code generated by the JIT is not really good when it comes to floating point calculation... anyway, It was really good to develop under this platform, being able to prototype the whole thing in few days (and of course, much more days to add rich GUI interaction!).

    I still have to add a sound library file manager and the importer for DX7 patch..... Yes, you have read it... my main concern is to provide as much as possible a tons of ready-to-use patches for ulrick (our musician at FRequency)... Decoding the DX7 patch is well known around the net... but the more complex part was to make it decode like the FM8 does... and that was tricky... Right now, every transform functions are in an excel spreadsheet, but I have to code it in C# now!

    You may wonder why developing the synth in C# if the main target is to code the player in x86 asm? Well, for practical reasons : I needed to quickly experiment the versatility of the sounds of this synth and I'm much more familiar with .NET winform to easily build some complex GUI. Although, I have done the whole synth with 4k limitation in mind... especially about data representation and complexity of the player routine.

    For example, for the 4k mode of this synth, waveforms are strictly restricted to only one : sin! No noise, no sawtooth, no square... what? A synth without those waveform?.... but yeah.... When I looked back at DX7 synth implem, I realized that they were using only a pure "sin"... but with the complex FM routing mechanism + the feedback on the operators, the DX7 is able to produce a large variety of sounds ranging from strings, bells, bass... to drumkits, and so on...

    I did also a couple of effects, mainly a versatile variable delay line to implement Chorus/Flanger/Reverb.

    So basically, I should end up with a synth with two modes :
    - 4k mode : only 6 oscillators per instrument, only sin oscillators, simple ADSR envelope, full FM8 like routing for operators, fixed key scaling/velocity scaling/envelope scaling. Effects per instrument/global with a minimum delay line + optional filters. and last but not least, polyphony : that's probably the thing I miss the most in 4k synth nowadays...
    - 64k mode : up to 8 oscillators per instrument, all FM8 oscillators+filters+WaveShaping+RingModulation operators, 64 steps FM8's like envelope, dynamic key scaling/velocity scaling/envelope scaling. More effects, with better quality, 2 effect //+serial line per instrument. Additional effects channel to route instrument to the same effects chain. Modulation matrix.

    The 4k mode is in fact restricting the use of the 64k mode, more at the GUI level. I'm currently targeting only the 4k mode, while designing the synth to make it ready to support 64k mode features.

    What's next? Well, finish the C# part (file manager and dx7 import) and starting the x86 asm player... I just hope to be under 700 compressed byte for the 4k player (while the 64k mode will be written in C++, with an easier limitation around 5Ko of compressed code) .... but hey, until It's not coded... It's pure speculation!.... And as you can see, the journey is far from finished! ;)

    Context modeling Compression update

    During this summer, I came back to my compression experiment I did last year... The current status is quite pending... The compressor is quite good, sometimes better than crinkler for 4k... but the prototype of the decompressor (not working, not tested....) is taking more than 100 byte than crinkler... So in the end, I know that I would be off more than 30 to 100 byte compared to crinkler... and this is not motivating me to finish the decompressor and to get it really running.

    The basic idea was to take the standard context modeling approach from Matt Mahoney (also known as PAQ compression, Matt did a fantastic job with his research, open source compressor....by the way), using dynamic neural network with an order of 8 (8 byte context history), with the same mask selection approach than crinkler + some new context filtering at the bit level... In the end, the decompressor is using the FPU to decode the whole thing... as it needs ln2() and pow2() functions... So during the summer, I though using another logistic activation function to get rid of the FPU : the standard sigmoid used in the neural network with a base 2 is 1/(1+2^-x)), so I found something similar with y = (x / (1 + |x|) + 1) /2 from David Elliot (some references here). I didn't have any computer at this time to test it, so I spent few days to put some math optimization on it, while calculating the logit function (the inverse of this logistic function).

    I came back to home very excited to test this method... but I was really disappointed... the function had a very bad impact on compression ratio by a factor of 20%, in the end, completely useless!

    If by next year, I'm not able to release anything from this.... I will put all this work open source, at least for educational purposes... someone will certainly be clever than me on this and tweak the code size down!

    SlimDx DirectX wrapper's like in C++

    Recall that for the ergon intro, I have been working with a very thin layer around DirectX to wrap enums/interfaces/structures/functions. I did that around D3D10, a bit of D3D11, and a bit of D3D9 (which was the one I used for ergon). The goal was to achieve a DirectX C# like interface in C++. While the code has been coded almost entirely manually, I was wondering If I could not generate It directly from DirectX header files...

    So for the last few days, I have been a bit working on this... I'm using boost::wave as the preprocessor library... and I have to admit that the C++ guy from boost lost their mind with templates... It's amazing how they did something simple so complex with templates... I wanted to use this under a C++/Cli managed .NET extension to ease my development in C#, but I end up with a template error at link stage... an incredible error with a line full of concatenated template, even freezing visual studio when I wanted to see the errors in the error list!

    Template are really nice, when they are used not too intensively... but when everything is templatized in your code, It's becoming very hard to use fluently a library and It's sometimes impossible to understand the template error, when this error is more than 100 lines full of cascading template types!

    Anyway, I was able to plug this boost::wave in a native dll, and calling it from a C# library... next step is to see how much I can get from DirectX header files to extract a form of IDL (Interface Definition Language). If I cannot get something relevant in the next week, I might postpone this task when I won't have anything more important to do! The good thing is for example for D3D11 headers, you can see that those files were auto-generated from a mysterious... d3d11.idl file...used internally at Microsoft (although It would have been easier to get directly this file!)... so It means that the whole header is quite easy to parse, as the syntax is quite systematic.

    Ok, this is probably not linked to intros... or probably only for 64k.... and I'm not sure I will be able to finish it (much like rmasm)... And this kind of work is keeping me away from directly working with DirectX, experimenting rendering techniques and so on... Well, I have to admit also that I have been more attracted for the past few years to do some tools to enhance coding productivity (not necessary only mine)... I don't like to do too much things manually.... so everytime there is an opportunity to automatize a process, I can't refrain me to make it automatic! :D


    AsmHighlighter and NShader next update

    Following my bad appetite for tools, I need to make some update to AsmHighlighter and NShader, to add some missing keywords, patch a bug, support for new VS2010 version... whatever... When you release this kind of open source project, well, you have to maintain them, even if you don't use them too much... because other people are using them, and are asking for improvements... that's the other side of the picture...

    So because I have to maintain those 2 projects, and they are in fact sharing logically more than 95% of the same code, I have decided to merge them into a single one... that will be available soon under codeplex as well. That will be easier to maintain, ending with only one project to update.


    The main features people are asking is to be able to add some keywords easily and to map file extensions to the syntax highlighting system... So I'm going to generalize the design of the two project to make them more configurable... hopefully, this will cover the main features request...

    An application for Windows Phone 7... meh?

    Yep... I have to admit that I'm really excited by the upcoming Windows Phone 7 metro interface... I'm quite fed up with my iPhone look and feel... and because the development environment is so easy with C#, I have decided to code an application for it. I'm starting with a chromatic tuner for guitar/piano/violins...etc. and it's working quite well, even if I was able to test it only under the emulator. While developing this application, I have learned some cool things about pitch detection algorithm and so on...

    I hope to finish the application around september, and to be able to test it with a real hardware when WP7 will be offcialy launched... and before puting this application on the windows marketplace.

    If this is working well, I would study to develop other applications, like porting the softsynth I did in C# to this platform... We will see... and definitely, this last part is completely unrelated to democoding!


    What's next?

    Well, I have to prioritize my work for the next months:
    1. Merge AsmHighlighter and NShader into a single project.
    2. Play a bit for one week with DirectX headers to see if I could extract some IDL's like information
    3. Finish the 4k mode of the softsynth... and develop the x86 asm player
    4. Finish the WP7 application
    I still have also an article to write about ergon's making of, not much to say about it, but It could be interesting to write down on a paper those things....

    I need also to work on some new directX effects... I have played a bit with hardware instantiating, compute shaders (with a raymarching with global illumination for a 4k procedural compo that didn't make it to BP2010, because the results were not enough impressive, and too slow to calculate...)... I would really want to explore more about SSAO things with plain polygons... but I didn't take time for that... so yep, practicing more graphics coding should be on my top list... instead of all those time consuming and - sometimes useful - tools!
              Re: Plane shot down over Colbitz. Germany. WW2        
    And some final information while I think of it: this aircraft was with 156 Squadron RAF which was a Pathfinder squadron. These aircraft generally flew target-marking missions ahead of the main force and were responsible for locating and then illuminating with flares the correct bombing location and so were something of an elite force.
              Soulo        

    Artist: Soulo

    We say we are traveling toward the ultimate, but we are afraid to even nod at it. Soulo levitate from a point on the horizon and land on our step. Not to say that Soulo is courageous. Soulo is inward reflective rock- unsteady. A discrepancy worth noting is that Soulo illuminates what kind of musical terrain they go at with equipment and habits appropriated from ye olde rock, and its predecessors. With guitar/bass/percussion for a skeleton, and melody as prime fluid, Soulo make electric songs like a whale-oil torch illuminating the future.

    CD: $5.99

              IDL30 – 800tvl        
    1/3 inch Sony Effio-A Indoor application 800TV Lines Defog, Color at Night, BLC, Digital Zoom 2D+3DNR, ATR, 3DNR Anti-Blur 3.6mm fixed lens 22IR LEDs 20m visibility range Easy angle adjustment Min illumination 0lux (IR LED) 12VDC
              Famosas teorias da conspiração        

    Teoria da conspiração é qualquer teoria que explica um evento histórico ou atual como sendo resultado de um plano secreto levado a efeito geralmente por conspiradores maquiavélicos e poderosos, tais como uma "sociedade secreta" ou "governo sombra".

    A arma Ebola


    Para alguns, a última epidemia de Ebola teria sido causada, na verdade, pelo lançamento acidental de uma arma biológica ... Pesquisadores militares teriam desenvolvido até um vírus ainda mais mortal do que o Ebola. Os teóricos da conspiração acusam o governo americano de disseminar o medo na tentativa de impor uma espécie de tirania médica.

    Bin Laden está vivo



    Esta teoria da conspiração se baseia no fato de que não há imagens do corpo de Osama bin Laden. O governo americano teria mentido para melhorar sua imagem pública? Outros acusam o governo americano de ter matado Bin Laden há muito tempo e mantê-lo congelado. Esses teóricos não podem simplesmente concordar?




    A origem da AIDS



    O HIV teria sido criado por ninguém menos do que o Departamento de Defesa dos EUA a fim de tornar a indústria farmacêutica mais rica e reduzir a população global, de acordo com teóricos da conspiração. Outros acusam a OMS de ter criado o vírus em 1974. Alguns até acreditam que a AIDS é causada pelas próprias drogas que são destinadas a tratá-la.




    Quem matou JFK?


    O assassinato do presidente norte-americano John Fitzgerald Kennedy em Dallas, em novembro de 1963, deu muito pano para manga para os teóricos da conspiração. A amante do presidente, extremistas de direita americanos, executivos do petróleo, a máfia de Chicago, KGB ou Fidel Castro, todos poderiam ser perfeitamente culpados. Na verdade, e você? O que estava fazendo no dia 22 de Novembro de 1963?

    O 11 de setembro



    O governo de George W. Bush sabia tudo sobre os ataques que atingiram os EUA em 11 de setembro de 2001, mas não fez nada para impedi-los, de acordo com a teoria conspiratória. Alguns até acusam os EUA de ter organizado os próprios ataques, para posteriormente poder invadir o Afeganistão e o Iraque.




    O Triângulo das Bermudas


    Uma área triangular no mar, ligando Flórida, Bermudas e Puerto Rico, é conhecida por ser o ponto mais perigoso para aviões e navios do mundo. Em 1974, um jornalista do Los Angeles Times afirmou que 190 barcos e 80 aviões tinham desaparecido ao longo de um século. O motivo? Alienígenas ou um campo magnético sobrenatural, de acordo com teóricos da conspiração. Na verdade, um relatório publicado em 2013 indicou que este triângulo nem sequer está no top 10 das áreas marítimas mais perigosas do mundo.


    Marilyn foi assassinada


    Marilyn Monroe não teria se matado tomando uma overdose de remédios no verão de 1962. O FBI ou a CIA teria a matado, segundo a teoria. Um livro intitulado “A estranha morte de Marilyn Monroe” lançou a primeira sombra de dúvida sobre a morte da atriz em 1964, além de divulgar os primeiros rumores sobre uma possível relação entre a estrela americana e os irmãos Kennedy.

    Os Illuminati


    Uma sociedade alemã do século 18 formada por pensadores independentes tem, ao longo dos séculos, tentado conquistar o mundo. Hoje, o grupo se esconde sob a aparência de uma sociedade estudantil da Universidade Yale, exercendo sua influência sobre o governo americano. O FMI e a União Europeia também estariam completamente sob o controle dos Illuminati, de acordo com os teóricos da conspiração.



    Elvis não está morto

    Adorado por milhões, Elvis Presley teria encenado sua própria morte para escapar de seus fãs. Até mesmo seu empresário declarou depois de sua morte: "Elvis não morreu (...) Nós estamos mantendo ele vivo." Então, se você encontrar Elvis na rua, não se assuste.
    Paul está morto

    Os teóricos da conspiração insistem que Paul McCartney está morto há 49 anos. A prova? 

    Os Beatles não produziram nenhum álbum entre os verões de 1966 e 1967. O sucesso do grupo teria sido impossível se a morte do músico britânico tivesse sido anunciada, então ele teria sido substituído por um sósia ...

    A morte de Lady Di


    Quem causou o acidente de carro que custou a vida de Lady Di em Paris em 1997? De acordo com os teóricos da conspiração, a rainha da Inglaterra, é claro! Tudo porque a princesa de Gales estava pretendendo tornar oficial sua relação com o bilionário egípcio, Dodi Al-Fayed, que também morreu no acidente. Os responsáveis por essa teoria, entretanto, não deixam claro se foi a própria Elizabeth II que teria sabotado os freios do carro.

    Aterrissagem na Lua



    Os americanos não pisaram na Lua em 1969, de acordo com algumas pessoas. As imagens da missão lunar teriam sido filmadas na Terra – talvez em um estúdio de Hollywood? – para ganhar a corrida espacial contra os soviéticos. Será que agora estão preparando uma nova teoria da conspiração para lidar com futuras missões a Marte?




    Fonte: G1 Notícias Fotos:Photo Getty Images

    Pesquisa/Montagem/Edição: JF Hyppólito

              June Photo Contest: Winners + Honorable Mentions         

    June's challenge asked you to glean inspiration from other artists. You showcased a great diversity of artist inspirations. It was exciting for me to see the work shared. Thank you so much for participating by submitting your work and by voting for your favorites.


    Top Vote Winner (1004):

    Our "People's Choice Winner" who received the most votes in the photo contest was Angela Sipes of Angela Sipes Photography with her entry "Fiery Field" I actually just shot and edited this before the contest.  Angela says, "I wanted to find a pretty field and lots of open skies to use the cloud overlays on.  This was definitely inspired by you, Jessica Drossin.  I definitely borrowed some of the depth and drama that is your amazing work."  

    (P.S. From me: Thank you. I am extraordinarily honored.)

    Product used: "Stormy Sky" Cloud Overlay

      NOTE: Contestants are allowed to win the "People's Choice" portion of the vote contest only once.

    Judge's Choice Winner:


    "Sarah" by Hether Burks-Embrey
    Textures used: Harper

    Hether comments, "This was inspired by the paintings of John Waterhouse. The model looks a lot like his dark haired model that is in a lot of his paintings. I used a texture of my own and your Harper JD Texture on top of the image."


    $50 to Amazon.com
    $200 to the JD Textures store

    Congrats :)


    Top 10 Honorable Mentions (12 this month): 

    (Please remember - to be considered for an honorable mention, you MUST add your photo to my FB wall (even if you already entered the contest).


    Textures used: Suede


    "Birth of a New Light" by Angel Allen
    Textures used: Snowy Day

     "Wasser Frau" by Eva Duve Creel
    Textures used from Illuminations
    Textures used: Fog and Light Beams

    "The Horizon" by Leslie Lusk
    of Leslie Lusk Photography
    Texture used:  Harper

    "Ballerinas on Stage" by Mona Karheema
    Products Used:  Force of Nature Actions


    "Quiet" by Jordana of Jordana G. Photography
    Texture used: Chocolate


    "Untitled" by Amber Carbo Privizzini 
    of Privizzini's Passion Photography
    Textures used: Fog, Snowy Day #1 + #2, Ice #3, Snow #3
    "Untitled" by Kate Parker of Kate T. Parker Photography
    Texture used: Translation


    Texture used: Dark World


    "Untitled" by Kristen Vanden Bosch
    Textures used: Pools, Chocolate



    "The City" by Karen Griffin of Karen Griffin Photography
    Products used: Light Beam 3, Grace, Rain 6, Rainbow 6

    Great job, everyone.  You continue to impress me with your ability to express yourselves with such artistry.  I'm so honored to have you participating in these contests, and glad for the opportunity to get inspired by you!  Keep it coming! 



    My inspiration this month: Sven Nykvist, considered by many to be one of the world's greatest cinematographers. Specifically, I was inspired by his work years ago in the film "The Unbearable Lightness of Being".

    Processed using Light Beams and Fill in Peachy & Pop Contrast Action from Force of Nature, Pack 2: Light Effects. Plus hand edits using new tools I'm working on.



              May "No Model" Photo Contest and Challenge Results        

    May Photo Contest: Winners & Honorable Mentions

    Yet another fabulous contest, guys.  The "no model" requirement was meant to stretch your creativity, and I absolutely saw this come through.  Despite the fact that many of you are portrait photographers, there were a plethora of stunning landscapes, gorgeous florals, and some very unique still-lifes.  Thank you once again for all the entries, the thought you put into them, and the beauty you shared.  Yet again, I was thoroughly impressed with the quality I saw, and even though I say this every time, I'm going to say it again:  You guys keep making it harder and harder for me pick just a few to highlight!  Congratulations to you all, and without further ado, here are the winners and honorable mentions.


    Top Vote Winner (661 Points):

    Our "People's Choice Winner" who received the most votes in the photo contest was Amy Costello Weiss of AW Photography with her entry "Vanishing Act".  Amy comments, "Sometimes, I wish I was a bird and could fly far, far away. I think everyone would like to escape to a quiet sanctuary every now and then... if only to disappear for a little while. For this image, I used the Storm's Edge cloud overlay (clean) and blended it into my still life image. I wanted to evoke a feeling of freedom and flying, and the clouds were the perfect touch."  

    Textures used: "Storm's Edge" Cloud Overlay

      NOTE: Contestants are allowed to win the "People's Choice" portion of the vote contest only once.

    Judge's Choice Winner:

    "Last Snow of the Season in March" by Karen Griffin 
    of Karen Griffin Photography
    Textures used: Iridescent Clouds Overlays, 
    Bird Overlays, Dusty Ray
    Both Amy and Karen will receive a prize package that includes:

    $50 to Amazon.com
    $150 to the JD Textures store

    Congrats :)


    Top 10 Honorable Mentions: 

    (Please remember - to be considered for an honorable mention, you MUST add your photo to my FB wall (even if you already entered the contest).
     

    "Roads to the Past" by Alison Key Lowe 
    Textures used: Pocket Cloud Overlay, Rain Overlay, Lightbeam, Illuminations Textures



    "Serenity" by Auburn Wendover 
    of Auburn Wendover Photography
    Textures used: Opening, Sublime 
     "Bottled Spring Green" by Mona Karhemaa
    Textures used: Harper
    "Death on the Water" by Shae Foster Lorigan 
    of Saflower Photography
    Textures used: Harper


    "The Horizon" by Lisa Prystash 
    of Willow Hollow Photogrpahy
    Textures used:  Aurora, Light Beam 2, Pocket Cloud Overlays

    "Marriage Oils" by Mary Nelson Medina
    Textures used: Harbinger, Space 

    "Into the Light" by Amber Carbo Privizzini 
    of Privizzini's Passion Photography
    Textures used: Long Flare 10, Light Leak 10, Daydream

    "Untitled" by Kate O-Brien of Young at Heart Photography
    Textures used:  Last Hope, Aged, Emulsify

    "Untitled" by Michelle Olsen of Michelle Olsen Photography
    Textures used: Ancient Map, Mist, Long Flare 8


    "Untitled" by Raquel Robinson Ruehl of Raquel Ruehl Photography
    Textures used: Enigma, Bad Film

    Great job, everyone.  You continue to impress me with your ability to express yourselves with such artistry.  I'm so honored to have you participating in these contests, and glad for the opportunity to get inspired by you!  Keep it coming!

              With my body I thee worship....        
    Boomerang Boy: She's a 'what you see is what you get' kind of girl
    Miss Frou Frou: And I'm not?

    BB: No way!

    MFF: Seriously? What do you mean?

    BB: You're like Forrest Gump's Chocolates...
    you never know what your going to get until you bite into it...
    MFF: But you like chocolate?

    BB: Yeah, but I want to know what kind it is before I eat it!


    The above exchange took place about 4 years ago, as part of a discussion about the kind of relationship BB wanted into the future, and why he was marrying someone else, even though he still professed some feelings for me.

    It lead to some interesting conversations with friends at the time, as I tried to understand what he meant. Most of my friends saying they thought I was open and honest and very much a 'what you see is what you get' kind of girl... though interestingly a conversation with MLF (my first love who I've known for over 25 years) was illuminating...

    MFF: He said I wasn't a 'what you see is what you get' kind of girl
    MFL: He's talking through his arse... you're a straight shooter

    MFF: Thanks... even way back when we first meet and we were going through all
    that 'will we/ won't we' stuff of our relationship?
    MFL: (silence - laughter) .... Oh yeah, I see his point...


    All of this is playing out in my head at the minute, as B and S at work are dead keen on turning 'find Frou Frou a man' into their next project... wanting to put my profile up online etc. and I am so ambivalent about it all... and I'm wondering why I am so unenthusiastic...

    What also keeps playing through my head is a conversation with Nature Boy earlier in the year.

    NB: Do you realise every time the subject of men and relationships comes up you either snort dismissively or you do the eyeroll thing?
    MFF: Yeah, well that's because the whole men/relationships thing and I don't fit very well
    ... always ends up in tears before bedtime
    NB: You're not very confident about yourself, are you?

    MFF: Oh, you've misunderstood. I am very confident... I know I am an amazing woman and some man would be extraordinarily lucky to have me.
    NB: Umm... ok... (looking at me like I'm an alien)
    MFF: Where I lack confidence is in the single men out there and they're ability to see me for the Goddess that I am...


              And Solitaire's the only game in town...        

    Miss Frou Frou --
    [noun]:
    A hermit living in the big city

    'How will you be defined in the dictionary?' at QuizGalaxy.com

    How weird is this? Though I'm pretty sure the meanings are random, if I put Miss Frou Frou in more than once, I'd get more than one answer... but still this is a bit weird... considering my current mood...

    With 8 weeks of Sunday choir rehearsals, and meditation classes and catching up with friends and other social activities and work I'm getting a bit frazzled...

    Am seriously looking forward to next weekend, after the first two Choir Concerts, and a friends birthday party on Saturday night ... I have 3 days off... am going to spend them on my own, I hope... not speaking... shut away in my little bolthole... I'm not sure if I can wait that long...

    This is what worries me most I think about having a serious relationship with someone else, my need for solitude... which can come on unexpectedly at times... will someone understand my need to regularly hibernate... to be still and quiet?

    Though Jeni B, my tarot reader/ teacher keeps telling me that the 'right' person will understand that need, and more than likely have the same need. She keeps reminding me of a theme through my meditations over the last 2 years of myself, in a little cottage, in a room that is mine, with my books and crafty things and an open fire and a desk by the window at which I write. And in all of those meditations, there is either someone working alone in another room, or someone else close by... a footfall at the door, a shadow, the anticipation of someone expected... sigh... I wish...


    Of course, in the Tarot, the Hermit symbolises much of these feelings. A time to withdraw, to be introspective in order to gain perspective. Soul-searching, time for self-illumination, truth and wisdom of the higher self. It can also represent a guide, a wise woman/man offering others that same illumination, truth and wisdom. I sometimes wonder if I'm meant to take both meanings, I'm definitely someone who searches my soul... but am I also required to share the results of that soul-searching?


    Note: When I put in my real name I was told that it means "tastes like chicken"... lol
              Historic Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams        
    In a letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams about the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote:

    "It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty; it ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great a...
              Choose to be happy        
    Just a little stream-of-consciousness video inspired by the gratitude for a cheap yard sale find and the illumination it gave me. Have a blissful day.


              Light on the Hill        
    "For if Tufts College is to be a source of illumination, as a beacon standing on a hill, where its light cannot be hidden, its influence will naturally work like all light; it will be diffusive."
    ~Hosea Ballou , Tufts’ first president

    As our jeep wound through Achham, we kept glancing back at the light on the hill. The floodlights of the hospital that has been our home for the past two months are a visible sign of hope – hope that the patients might live another day, hope that they might have a better life, hope that our generation can do something to combat the injustices in the world.
    Nyaya combats these injustices every day with clear, tangible results. One of the organizational values we appreciate most about Nyaya is the constant focus on the purpose of using resources and on the outcome of our actions for the people of Achham. It’s not simply a consideration of return on investment – it’s a moral responsibility for each of us working to achieve global health equity and it is active citizenship at its best. 

    Active citizenship is a process that requires pragmatic solidarity – the commitment and actual actions of working as partners towards shared goals. The solidarity component of this equation is clear: Our shared goals focus on the concepts of health as a human right, public goods for public health, and health as an investment for economic development. These goals are interrelated and at times indistinguishable. A common thread throughout each of these is the inescapable complexity and the need for multi-sectoral solutions. 

    The pragmatic component is the more difficult as it calls into question the sustainability of running a hospital that provides an entire, impoverished region with 100% free medical care. Nyaya Health provides the structure that facilitates actual accountable progress, the front-line care that addresses at least one of the fundamental inequities the people of Achham face, and the persistent hope that we can achieve our goals. Ultimately, however, the question is turned to you – our friends and our allies – to ensure that the light on the hill remains alive

    Thank you to our readers, our supporters, to GlobeMed at Tufts, to everyone who made this summer possible, to the people of Achham, and especially to Nyaya Health. We will miss our Nyaya family but know that we will continue our work in solidarity together as partners in the pursuit of justice.

              Andro grabs Ricos equally impressive dick        
    Andro grabs Ricos equally impressive dick
    Release Year: 2017
    Video language: English

    A hue of green and blue light is cast over the brick work and glints in corrugated steel panels, Andro Maas takes slow steps towards him, intimidating, making his presence known. The green illumination contrasts his bright ginger hair in an exceptional way, hands are quick to wander crotches easy to grab and tongues sink into each others mouths. Andro asserts his role as top from the start, placing himself over Rico and letting him work for that cock. outer jock play is short lived until Rico can’t stand it anymore, taking him out and all into his mouth, foreskin goes back and moustached lips collide and swallow. Rico arches his back to give him a show while he works on his cock. Andro takes over, grabbing his hair and facefucking him with no protest. Andro slowly peels Ricos jock down, taking in every inch slowly, rubbing his beard along the shaft to excite him. Sucking him with gusto, tasting his pre-cum before bending him over to taste his sweet smooth hole. Spit, fingers and tongue, Andro makes a meal of his butt. Rico twerks and jerks his but into Andro’s face, met with hard spankings and more tongue lashings! Easing his cock into his wet fuck hole Rico groans like we’ve never heard before, it’s not pain, he fucking loves it! It isn’t long until Andro has built up he pace and slipped from into full blown pounding pile driver

    Format: mp4
    Duration: 24:32
    Video: 1280x720, AVC (H.264), 2922kbps
    Audio: 122kbps

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    Andro grabs Ricos equally impressive dick Andro grabs Ricos equally impressive dick

    Andro grabs Ricos equally impressive dick
    File size: 548.0 MB

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              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 05-26-2017 with DJ Deep Rawk        
    Playlist:

    Naomi Shelton The Gospel Queens- Lift My Burdens - What Have You Done My Brother
    Lee Dorsey- Get Out Of My Life Woman - Lee Dorsey Selected Hits
    Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi Artist Unknown- Etude - Suzuki Cello School Vols 1 2
    - voicebreak -
    Big Shug- Do What Pays Ya - Never Say Die
    Raekwon- Incarcerated Scarfaces - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
    Main Source- Fakin The Funk - Wild Pitch Classics
    El Michels Affair- Verbal Intercourse - Return To The 37th Chamber
    John Legend The Roots- Our Generation The Hope Of The World feat CL Smooth - Wake Up Deluxe Version
    - voicebreak -
    Love Unlimited- Walkin In The Rain With The One I Love - The Best Of Love Unlimited
    Marcos Valle- So Nice Summer Samba - Samba 68
    Gabor Szabo- Stormy - 1969
    Cal Tjader Eddie Palmieri- El Sonido Nuevo - El Sonido Nuevo
    - voicebreak -
    Gary Bartz NTU Troop- Drinking Song - Harlem Bush Music
    Kool The Gang- Dujii - Live At PJs
    Bernard Purdie- Elect The President - Master Drummers Vol 1
    - voicebreak -
    Fela Kuti- Sorrow Tears And Blood - Sorrow Tears And Blood
    Michael Palmer- Lick Shot - George Phang Power House Selectors Choice Vol 3
    Illuminati Congo- Drug War feat Rocker T - Green Is All I Need
    Public Enemy- Public Enemy 1 Instrumental - 12
    - voicebreak -
    Flobots- Pray - Noenemies
    Seun Anikulapo Kuti Egypt 80- Higher Consciousness - A Long Way To The Beginning
    Ill Bill- Exploding Octopus - The Grimy Awards Deluxe Edition
    Hsker D- New Day Rising - New Day Rising
    - voicebreak -
    Bad Brains- Secret 77 - I Against I
    DOA- Lets Wreck The Party - Lets Wreck The Party
    Dead Kennedys- Kill The Poor - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
    Can- Vitamin C - Inherent Vice Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Dombrance- The Witch feat Sourya - Kitsun The Witch feat Sourya
    Charles Bradley- I Hope You Find The Good Life - 12
    Blackout Love- Just Let Go - I Said I Love You
    Polly Scattergood- Machines - Arrows
    Yesterdays Ring- Email From Lucie - Diamonds In The Ditch
    - voicebreak -
    Harleighblue- This Way Love Astro Raw Remix - Shapes Rectangles Compiled By Robert Luis
    Little Dragon- The Pop Life - Season High
    EMA- Satelites - The Futures Void
    WuTang Clan- The MGM - WuTang Forever
    Mass Influence- The Science Radio Version - The Science Bw A Yo Atlanta Ya On
    - voicebreak -
    The Poets Of Rhythm- We - DiscernDefine
    Layo And Bushwacka- Love Story Blue States Remix - 10


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/65/playlistDate/2017-05-26
              Sidra Bell Dance New York at The Met Breuer        
    Last evening, as part of its Theater of the Resist series, The Met Breuer hosted bass-baritone Davóne Tines (singing Julius Eastman's searing Prelude to The Holy Presence of Jeanne d'Arc), rapper Himanshu Suri (a.k.a. Heems) and Sidra Bell Dance New York. I don't know if the museum installed the metal bleacher and bench seating to keep us all on edge to the point of mind-alteration but, if so, the artists certainly did their part. Curated and MC'd by media/culture writer Kali Holloway--who, frankly, often seemed as stunned as her audience--the two-hour program offered various media and modes of artistic resistance to the ground, unholy and toxic, in which we currently find ourselves.

    I was there, primarily, for Bell's Stella (2012), which you can see tonight at 6pm. The ensemble dances in a relatively shallow space across the gallery and gets up close to front-row folks in ways that heighten the persistent air of tension, risk and thrill. There are the crisp rhythms of street dance, the stark, deep-queer glamour of a fashion catwalk, the enigmatic drama that just does not quit. Bell calls upon a seemingly limitless supply of intricate movement ideas and shows no hesitation to share this largesse. And, from start to finish, her disciplined crew is ON IT.

    Video closeups amplify the unfiltered anxiety with performers staring into the camera and repeatedly tugging or clawing at their own bare flesh for reasons that remain mysterious.

    Sometimes you visit museums to see dance that addresses museum space (its design, contents, atmosphere and everyday functions) in harmonizing or questioning and possibly illuminating ways. Sometimes you go, and it's just another container for performance; the dance, not made for its surroundings, could have happened elsewhere. As for Stella, she simply blasts herself into The Met Breuer and makes her formidable presence felt.

    Tonight and all Theater of the Resist programs are free with museum admission and run from 6pm to 8pm. For the best seating, make your way to the 5th Floor no later than 5:30pm. For information, click here.


    Upcoming events 
    in the Met Breuer's Theater of the Resist series
    through August 12:

    Saturday, July 29

    For Living Lovers with Brandon Ross, and Stomu Takeishi, musicians, and poet Sadiq Bey

    Sidra Bell Dance New York

    M. Lamar, performer

    Friday, August 4

    Nicole Fleetwood, Associate Professor Department of American Studies, Rutgers University moderates discussion between Lifers Group members Maxwell Melvins, president, and rapper Picard "Original" Galette.

    Saturday, August 5

    Stew, Singer-songwriter, playwright

    Gina Yashere, British comedian

    Friday, August 11

    Film: Strong Island (2017)
    with Q&A with filmmaker Yance Ford

    Saturday, August 12

    Maria Usbeck, Ecuadorian musician, traveler and diarist

    Aparna Nancherla, introspective and outrospective standup comedian

    DJ Mojo: Music is Life, directed by Lawrence Kim
    (2017 documentary short, 5 mins.)

    Live set by DJ Mojo


    The Met Breuer
    945 Madison (at 75th Street)
    (map/directions)

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              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 10-17-2016 with DJ Deep Rawk        
    Playlist:

    Rachelle Clare Goldsmith And Barry Goldsmith- Grass - Relaxation The Key To Life
    Mort Garson- Swingin Spathiphyllums - Mother Earths Plantasia
    Jamie Cullum- Dont Let Me Be Misunderstood feat Gregory Porter - Interlude
    Phil Ranelin- How Do We End All Of This Madness - A Message From The Tribe
    Quincy Jones And His Orchestra- I Hear A Symphony - Quincys Got A Brand New Bag
    - voicebreak -
    RB Greaves- Always Something There To Remind Me - RB Greaves
    James Brown- Mind Power Alt Take Edit - 12
    Dennis Coffey- Plutonius - Dennis Coffey
    The Parris Mitchell Strings With Brass- Goldfinger - Thunderball
    - voicebreak -
    David Axelrod- David McCallum House Of Mirrors - The Edge
    Jimmy Smith- Respect - Respect
    Newcleus- Automan - Jam On Revenge
    X25 Band- Black Hole Bop - 12
    ESG- UFO - The Moody EP
    Jerry Goldsmith- The Droid - Alien Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    - voicebreak -
    The Souljazz Orchestra- Jericho - Solidarity
    Capital Letters- Old Old Owl - Vinyard
    The Heptones- Good Life - Good Life
    Prince Far I- Anambra Dub - Dubwise
    - voicebreak -
    De La Soul- Snoopies with David Byrne - And The Anonymous Nobody
    Gumbo- Basement Music - Unknown
    Poor Righteous Teachers- Each One Teach One - Pure Poverty
    Illuminati Congo- Green Is All I Need - Green Is All I Need
    Common- Out On Bond feat Vince Staples - Nobodys Smiling Deluxe Version
    - voicebreak -
    Rubedo- What Is Green - Massa Confusa
    RJD2- One Day - Since We Last Spoke
    Zola Jesus- Lawless - Taiga
    Enduro- Lisbon - 12
    Little Dragon- Klapp Klapp Instrumental - 12
    - voicebreak -
    Kelis- Jerk Ribs - Food
    Emeli Sand- Where I Sleep - Our Version Of Events
    - voicebreak -
    Steve Spacek- Dollar - Gilles Peterson Worldwide A Celebration Of His Snydicated Radio Show
    Soulstice- Wind JBoogie Mix - Lovely Single
    Got A Girl- Last Stop - I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now
    Erykah Badu- Cleva - Mamas Gun
    Nobody- Mia Doi Todd Autumn Nobody Remix - Revisions Revisions The Remixes
    Rockmaster Scott And The Dynamic 3- Request Line - 12
    Buckner Garcia- Mousetrap - Pac Man Fever
    David Bowie- Fame 90 Queen Latifahs Rap Version - Fame 90 Remixes EP
    - voicebreak -
    Various Artists- Carl Craig Presents Zoos Of Berlin Looking For Water - Life Beyond Mars
    Easy Star AllStars- Thriller feat Mikey General Spragga Benz - Easy Stars Thrillah


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/5/playlistDate/2016-10-17
              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 10-11-2016 with DJ Deep Rawk        
    Playlist:

    X25 Band- Black Hole Bop - 12
    Various Artists- Material Dont Lose Control - Disco Not Disco Post Punk Electro
    Rockmaster Scott And The Dynamic 3- Request Line - 12
    New York Citi Peech Boys- Life Is Something Special - 12
    The Devastating Duo- The Real Fly Guys Instrumental - 12
    - voicebreak -
    XTC- Making Plans For Nigel - Drums And Wires
    The Jam- Mr Clean - The Sound Of The Jam
    New York Dolls- Who Are The Mystery Girls - In Too Much Too Soon
    Kenny Rogers The First Edition- Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Is In - The Big Lebowski Soundtrack From The Motion Picture
    Neil Young- Journey Through The Past - Inherent Vice Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Emily Kinney Lauren Cohan- The Parting Glass - The Walking Dead AMC Original Soundtrack Vol 1
    - voicebreak -
    Bedroom Produkshionz- SELF - 12
    Common- Out On Bond feat Vince Staples - Nobodys Smiling Deluxe Version
    Public Enemy- Lost At Birth - Apocalypse 91 The Enemy Strikes Back
    Poor Righteous Teachers- Each One Teach One - Pure Poverty
    - voicebreak -
    Joey Bada X Nick Caution- On My Life - Scion Av Pro Era Presents The Shift
    Illuminati Congo- Green Is All I Need - Green Is All I Need
    Prince Far I- Kaduna Dub - Dubwise
    The Upsetters- Domino Game - The Sound Doctor
    Capital Letters- Old Old Owl - Vinyard
    - voicebreak -
    The Souljazz Orchestra- Jericho - Solidarity
    El Rego- Zon Dede - El Rego
    Tommy McCook Don Drummond- Don De Lion - Music Is My Occupation
    Easy Star AllStars- Thriller feat Mikey General Spragga Benz - Easy Stars Thrillah
    Dillinger- Five Man Army Send Another Moses feat Trinity Wayne Wade Al Campbell Junior Tamlin - Five Man Army feat Trinity Wayne Wade Al Campbell Junior Tamlin Single
    - voicebreak -
    Soulstice- The Reason DJ Spinna Mix - Om Lounge Vol 7
    Kwes- Lgoyh - Meantime EP
    Vikter Duplaix- Can We Be Lovers - International Affairs
    Mapei- As 1 - Hey Hey
    Maxwell- III - Black Summers Night
    - voicebreak -
    Cal Tjader- Never Can Say Goodbye - Last Bolero In Berkeley
    Funk Inc- Lets Make Peace And Stop The War - Chicken Lickin
    Daniel Merriweather- The Children - Love War
    Oneness Of JuJu- Space Jungle Funk - Space Jungle Luv
    Sharon Jones The DapKings- People Dont Get What They Deserve - Give The People What They Want
    The Symbols- Along The Watchtower - Symbolized
    - voicebreak -
    Cherrystones- Diary Of A Bad Girl - 12
    Illum Sphere- One Letter From Death - Ghosts Of Then And Now
    Rubedo- What Is Green - Massa Confusa


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/20/playlistDate/2016-10-11
              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 08-05-2016 with Erin Stereo        
    Playlist:

    Lake Street Dive- Side Pony - Side Pony
    Beast- Mr Hurricane - Beast
    Arc Iris- Kaleidoscope - Moon Saloon
    UnCut- Midnight - Midnight Single featuring Future Cut Jenna G
    - voicebreak -
    Herbie Hancock- Watermelon Man - Flood
    All Seeing I- The Beat Goes On - Pickled Eggs And Sherbert
    LBCK- I Dont Need Nobody - The Goods
    Fatboy Slim Featuring Bootsy Collins- Illuminati - Tomb Raider Music From The Motion Picture Tomb Raider
    - voicebreak -
    Miss Tess- Everybodys Darling - Sweet Talk
    Johnny Cash- Bad News - I Walk The Line
    Marc Broussard- Home - Carencro
    - voicebreak -
    Fyah Sis- It Aint Easy - It Aint Easy Single
    Blue Scholars- Still Got Love - Bayani Redux
    The Brand New Heavies Featuring Mos Def- Saturday Night Remix - Jay Deelicious
    - voicebreak -
    Iron Wine- Such Great Heights - Such Great Heights EP
    Los Indios Tabajaras- Mara Elena - Serie Platino Los Indios Tabajaras
    Marty Robbins- Devil Woman - The Essential Marty Robbins 19511982
    Squirrel Nut Zippers- Under The Sea - The Best Of Squirrel Nut Zippers
    - voicebreak -
    James Crawford- Help Poor Me - Lost Soul Treasures Volume 3
    The Bell Notes- White Buckskin Sneakers - Ive Made It
    Rob Rio- Boogie Woogie Country Girl - Thank You Joe Turner
    The Clovers- Have Gun - Have Gun Single
    - voicebreak -
    Caravan Palace- Jolie Coquine - Caravan Palace
    Ferreck Dawn Ren Amesz- Lord - Lord Extended Mix Single
    Will Saul Ursula Rucker- Where Is It - Where Is It
    - voicebreak -
    The Jackobins- Hasty - Hasty Single
    Kalo- Isabel - Isabel Single
    Will Butler- Take My Side - Policy
    Phantogram- You Dont Get Me High Anymore - Three
    - voicebreak -
    Marva Whitney- I Am What I Am Pts 1 2 - I Am What I Am with Osaka Monaurail
    The Poets Of Rhythm- More Mess On My Thing - Practice What You Preach
    Stretch- Why Did You Do It - Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels Music From The Motion Picture
    StereoCool- Simple feat Ace - Simple EP
    - voicebreak -
    Iggy Pop- Nightclubbing - Nude Rude The Best Of
    An Albatross- IntroLets Get On With It - An Albatross Live At Maxwells 01152005
    Richard Cheese- Down With The Sickness - The Sunny Side Of The Moon The Best Of Richard Cheese
    John Norris- Alley Cat - Alley Cat
    You Me Apollo- December Sun - Sweet Honey


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/65/playlistDate/2016-08-05
              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 02-17-2016 with James Weise        
    Playlist:

    Robyn Hitchcock- Cynthia Mask - Eye
    Giant Sand- Well Dusted For The Millenium - Chore Of Enchantment
    Nina Simone- Trouble In Mind - Anthology
    Various Artists- Tower Of Song Martha Wainwright - Leonard Cohen Im Your Man
    Paul Kantner Jefferson Starship- Lets Go Together - Blows Against The Empire
    Coke Weed- Honky Tonk Man - Mary Weaver
    Died Pretty- Just Skin - Free Dirt
    Dayna Manning- Hippy Song - Volume 1
    Dweezil Zappa- Rat Race - Via Zammata
    Devadip Carlos Santana Turiya Alice Coltrane- Bliss The Eternal Now - Illuminations
    John Surman- Edges Of Illusions - Slavas Snow Show
    John Coltrane- Joy - First Meditations
    David Krakauer- Alt Dot Klezmer - Live In Krakow
    Dr Dog- Swampedelic Pop - The Psychedelic Swamp
    Karsh Kale- Be Like Water - Up
    Joanna Newsom- Leaving The City - Divers
    Lesli Dalaba- Timeline 2 Dinosaurs To Mammals 15 Minutes 150 Million Years - Timelines EP
    Dressy Bessy- Dirty Birdies - Kingsized
    Son Volt- Down To The Wire - American Central Dust
    Johnny Cash- The Ballad Of Ira Hayes - The Legend Of Johnny Cash Vol II
    Various Artists- Maddox Brothers Rose Georges Playhouse Boogie - 16 Down Home Country Classics
    Various Artists- Dezurik Sisters I Left Her Standing There - Flowers In The Wildwood
    Wanda Jackson- Day Dreaming - Wanda Jackson
    Various Artists- Eddie Chamblee St James Infirmary - Honkers Bar Walkers Vol 3
    David Bowie- Rock N Roll Suicide - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars 30th Anniversary Edition
    Tom Robinson Band- Glad To Be Gay - Rising Free The Very Best Of TRB
    Rene Marie- Dixiestrange Fruit - Vertigo
    Billie Holiday- Rocky Mountain Blues - Billies Blues


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/35/playlistDate/2016-02-17
              Late Loveliness        
    I don’t know whether it’s because it’s in partial shade, but the Pennisetum Hamelyn doesn’t flower until very late in my garden – just as everything is looking a bit tired and bedraggled it is looking gorgeous, especially with the low light illuminating its pink fluffiness.
              The Afternoon Sound Alternative 05-27-2015 with Farrell Lowe        
    Playlist:

    Fred Frith- Evolution - Cheap At Half The Price
    Orthotonics- Yam Carts - Luminious Bipeds
    Orthotonics- While The Hay Shines - Luminous Bipeds
    Skeleton Crew- Its Fine - The Country Of Blinds Learn To Talk
    Cecil Taylor- J - In Florescence
    James Blood Ulmer- Pleasure Control - Free Lancing
    Matthew Shipp- Half Amazed AB - Knives From Heaven
    Glenn Taylor Orchestra- Driver Take Me Home - Glenn Taylor Orchestra
    Fred Frith- The Boy Beats The Rams - Gravity
    Matthew Shipp- The Arabic Cowboy John Clint Ameer - Knives From Heaven
    Patti Smith- Gloria - HorsesHorses
    James Blood Ulmer- Love Have Two Faces - Black Rock
    Steve Tibbetts- Drawing Down The Moon - Exploded View
    Shrimp Boat- Melon Song - Something Grand
    Wendy Carlos- Sinfonia To Cantata 29 - Switchedon Bach
    Mr Bungle- Travolta - Mr Bungle
    Devadip Carlos Santana Turiya Alice Coltrane- Guru Sri Chinmoy Aphorism - Illuminations
    Devadip Carlos Santana Devadip Carlos Santana Turiya Alice Coltrane Turiya Alice Coltrane- Angel Of Air Angel Of Water - Illuminations
    Pharoah Sanders- The Creator Has A Master Plan - Karma
    Supersilent- 127 - 12
    Architects Office- AP 3015 Shuke Anthem Love At The Shuke January 24 1986 - Soundtracks
    Shrimp Boat- Honeyside - Something Grand
    Ligeia Mare- Come Home - Amplifier
    Glenn Taylor Orchestra- Going Deep - Glenn Taylor Orchestra
    Elliott Smith- Son Of Sam - Figure 8
    Skeleton Crew- Ck Apart - The Country Of Blinds Learn To Talk
    Miles Davis- Rated X - The Complete On The Corner Sessions
    Material- Conform To The Rhythm - Memory Serves
    Ornette Coleman- Voice Poetry - Body Meta


    playlist URL: http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.listing/showInstanceID/35/playlistDate/2015-05-27
              All Mixed Up – in the nicest possible way        
    Digitalis ‘Illumination’ is a cross between the common foxglove and its  half-hardy Canary Island cousin, the Isoplexis. It is nearly as hardy as the foxglove, with the perennial qualities of the Isoplexis and the colour range is really interesting.
              Breitbart is on it.        
    Yeah, this diversity debacle doesn't promise to die down anytime soon:
    Numerous individuals alleged to be members of Google’s management team have been caught bragging about forming blacklists to impact the careers of colleagues with different political beliefs.
    In a series of screenshots from 2015 onwards provided to Breitbart News by a verified Google employee, individuals described as left-wing Google management employees can be seen discussing the ways they punish their colleagues both inside and out of the company.

    “While Google appears to be doing very little to quell the hostile voices that exists inside the company, I want those hostile voices to know: I will never, ever hire hire/transfer you onto my team. Ever. I don’t care if you are perfect fit of technically excellent or whatever,” declared former employee Adam Fletcher in a post on Google’s internal, staff-only Google+ network: “Internal Plus.” “I will actively not work with you, even to the point where your team or product is impacted by this decision. I’ll communicate why to your manager if it comes up.”

    “You’re being blacklisted by people at companies outside of Google,” he continued. “You might not have been aware of this, but people know, people talk. There are always social consequences.”
    Nothing new to readers here, but Breitbart has considerably more reach than I do. However, Allum Bokhari's interview with a rebel Googler, "Hal", is illuminating:
    Hal: Witch hunts are a well-known cultural problem at Google. The company is currently facing a Federal complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board in April for interfering with employees’ legal right to discuss “workplace diversity and social justice initiatives.” The complaint alleges that Senior Vice President Urs Holzle and numerous managers in his organization actively stoked up witch hunts in 2015 and 2016 intended to muzzle low-level employees who raised concerns about the company’s practices. The trial is set for November.

    Several managers have openly admitted to keeping blacklists of the employees in question, and preventing them from seeking work at other companies. There have been numerous cases in which social justice activists coordinated attempts to sabotage other employees’ performance reviews for expressing a different opinion. These have been raised to the Senior VP level, with no action taken whatsoever.

    Allum Bokhari: What’s it like to work in such an environment? Do you think it damages employee output?

    Hal: A lot of social justice activists essentially spend all day fighting the culture war, and get nothing done. The company has made it a point to hire more people like this. The diversity gospel has been woven into nearly everything the company does, to the point where senior leaders focus on diversity first and technology second. The companywide “Google Insider” emails used to talk about cool new tech, but now they’re entirely about social justice initiatives. Likewise, the weekly all-hands “TGIF” meetings used to focus on tech, but now they’re split about 50/50 between tech and identity politics signaling.

    For conservative employees, this is obviously demoralizing, but it is also dangerous. Several have been driven out of the company or fired outright for sharing a dissenting view. Others have had their promotions denied or suffered other forms of deniable retaliation. Most of us just keep our heads down because we can’t afford to lose our jobs.

              ORACLE Teaser: First Two Chapters        


     With the release of ORACLE only a week away, it seems like time to give folks a small taste of what to expect in this duology. Unlike most of my previous work, this story is told in multiple third-person points-of-view. There's no magic, but there is the magic of science and scientific theory, as well as some pretty nifty psi-abilities. Action, adventure, breaking-and-entering, sarcasm, and an android--what more could you want?

    I hope you enjoy!


    Chapter One

    The straining engine of the approaching Ames moving van sputtered and hissed, barely making forty miles an hour on the winding mountain roads, and announcing its arrival long before white metal flashed in the trees below. Olivia Gellar braced her feet on the asphalt, adrenaline already spiking as the van drew closer, trundling its way up the mountain.

    This job will be child’s play.

    “Sixty seconds, Olivia.” Nick’s voice crackled in her ear. She’d left her partner higher up the west side of the mountain with binoculars and an excellent vantage point.

    “Check,” she said. “Come on down.”

    She took the earbud out, snapped it into an insulated case, and then tossed the case toward the side of the road. It hit the shoulder and bounced into a patch of grass, out of harm’s way. 

    Time to work her magic. 

    Olivia stretched her arms out to either side, palms forward, fingers splayed. She closed her eyes and concentrated. The orange behind-the-eyelid sun glare disappeared, replaced by a gray mist. She harnessed it to use with her unique talent. 

    The short hairs on her arms and the back of her neck stood to attention, teased by the static field coalescing around her body. A sharp, familiar pain struck, as if a hypodermic needle had been shoved between her eyes. She pushed the pain and the gray mist forward, out in front of her like a negatively charged brick wall waiting for its opposing force on four wheels.

    An engine roared and a horn blared. Scorching air blasted the bare skin on her neck, face and hands.

    Olivia opened her eyes and saw the front end of the Ames van crumple as it hit the invisible wall, absorbing the brunt of its own kinetic energy. The van had barreled around the bend faster than Olivia expected and the remaining kinetic force slammed into her.. She flew backward several feet and struck the pavement ass first. The impact drove a shock up her spine, the air from her lungs, and the static field collapsed. 

    The world tilted and looped, and she coughed until she could breathe again.

    “Ouch.”

    She forced her body to roll over so she could observe her handiwork. The wounded van stood sideways across the middle of the road, smoke rising from its mangled front end. The windshield had spider webbed, but not shattered. Acrid odors of burned rubber and motor oil tingled her nostrils and amplified the throbbing headache that only time would dispel.

    “Olivia?” 

    Nick sprinted out of the woods with a handful of broken twigs stuck comically in his wavy brown hair. He paused briefly to snag her earbud case out of the grass as he dashed toward her, barely sparing a careless glance at the van.

    “I’m fine,” she said. Sort of. “Check the driver.”

    He jerked left and slowed as he approached the van. Olivia kept her eyes on him as she struggled first to her knees, then feet, blindly picking a piece of gravel out of her throbbing elbow. Her stomach lurched, and she willed it away. An impact like that deserved a little upchucking, but she had a job to complete. 

    Work now, side effects later.

    Nick peered inside of the open passenger window. “Driver’s unconscious. His mind is pretty deep inside. He won’t be bothering us.”

    “Good.” Olivia approached slowly, a bit unsteady, as if she was walking underwater. She crouched and peered beneath the van. “No gas leaks, so just leave him there. He’ll be fine. Until Mitchell gets his hands on him, anyway.”

    Nick grunted. 

    They met at the back of the van. Olivia wrapped her hand around the padlock securing the rear door. Nick’s hand drifted to her lower back, the simple touch centering her addled mind. Through the haze of pain, she pulled from the mist and her own inner reserves. The metal lock heated. Hotter, hotter, until it snapped and hit the pavement with a soft clatter. Nick tugged the lever. The door scrolled up.

    Unventilated air wafted out and sunlight poured in, illuminating the interior. Reinforced with aluminum sheeting the walls resembled a Jiffy Pop popcorn pan. A hospital gurney stood bolted to the floor in the center of the storage space.

    Olivia climbed inside, pulse racing. McGreary’s information had been correct about the time and place of transport. She just wished that his knowledge of the cargo had been wrong.

    A teenage girl was strapped to the gurney, her narrow body covered by a thin, white sheet. Shorn close, her hair color was impossible to discern. Cheekbones protruded sharply beneath translucent skin, an awkward contrast to her thick, overdeveloped brow ridge, giving her youthful face a hawk-like appearance. Her chest rose and fell in a steady, sleep-induced rhythm.

    “Is she drugged?” Olivia asked. Her voice echoed painfully in the metal cocoon.

    Nick stepped to the opposite side of the gurney. He touched her cheek, concentrating with his own unique talent. “Yes. She’s deeply unconscious, O, I can’t reach her.”

    “God damn them.” Olivia unsnapped the buckles on the gurney. “Drugging her up and stuffing her into the back of a van for disposal. I guess Wilderness got tired of storing their mistakes and decided to start getting rid of them.”

    “We don’t know that.” He tucked the sheet around the girl’s supine form, and then picked her up with little more effort than in years past. They both struggled a bit more these days. “McGreary knew she’d be here, but he didn’t know why. Maybe she was being delivered to a satellite lab.”

    Olivia followed him out of the van. “Please. If this were a secured transport, there would have been at least one agent. They didn’t even have someone in the back guarding her.”

    “Can we table the argument for now? Like after we’ve given McGreary his sister back and he’s paid us for our work?”

    “Fine.” 

    She followed him into the woods, to the short trail that would lead them up to their waiting SUV. Agents would be on the scene in a few hours. They likely already knew the van was compromised. No agents in the van did not mean there was no security measures in place. Olivia knew Wilderness, and she knew their tactics. If the girl, Brooke McGreary, was still an Active Project, they would put Mitchell on the case.
    Gary Mitchell specialized in retrieving lost Projects. After all, he had been trying to retrieve Olivia and Nick for eighteen years.

    #
    Brooke remained unconscious for the two-hour drive to the rendezvous spot, a rest stop along I-77, just over the Ohio state line. She showed signs of waking during the last five minutes of the trip, so Olivia kept close watch. She didn’t know if the girl’s powers were dormant or active, and she didn’t want to find out the hard way. 

    Been there, done that, with no intention of going there again.

    Nick steered the SUV toward a wooded area a few hundred feet from the brick restrooms and information building. A blue pickup truck was parked in front of a cluster of picnic tables, and a figure emerged as Nick pulled into a neighboring space.

    Olivia climbed out of the passenger side, her stiff back resisting movement after being still for so long. The ungraceful landing on her ass had definitely left its mark, and she wouldn’t be surprised to find some black and blue down there later. 

    She joined Nick on the other side of the vehicle. Patrick McGreary approached them, hands at his sides, deep-set eyes wide with silent questions. His thick frame and sunburned appearance bore little resemblance to the girl in the back of their vehicle—not surprising given how Wilderness tended to treat their Projects. 

    “Did you find her?” McGreary asked.

    “Yes,” Olivia replied. “She’s still asleep, but we found her. Exactly as you said we would.”

    McGreary expelled a deep breath. “Thank you both. You don’t know what this means to me. When they took her, I didn’t think I’d ever see her again.”

    Nick opened the rear door. McGreary leaned inside and stroked Brooke’s bald head. His shoulders started to shake, and Olivia looked away. Gave him some privacy with his emotions.

    “You’re lucky,” Nick said. “Most of the time, when Wilderness takes something, you don’t get it back. I just hope we weren’t too late to make a difference.”

    “Look what they did to her,” McGreary whispered. “My pretty little sister.”

    Olivia busied herself watching the small rest stop crowd, his genuine gratitude both overwhelming and embarrassing. This was why she hated meeting clients face to face. It made the jobs personal when she wanted them to remain professional. Getting emotional led to thinking about the past, and she couldn’t do that and remain objective.

    Do the job and reap the rewards. 

    Watching Wilderness occasionally take one up the ass was purely a bonus. 

    Once McGreary regained his composure, they gently transferred Brooke to his truck and buckled her into the passenger seat. She stirred, but didn’t wake, and thank God for that. Olivia didn’t need to see their joyous reunion.

    “I have a doctor friend who’s waiting for us,” McGreary said as he closed the truck door. 

    “You should get going,” Olivia said. “Disappear before they start hunting for her.”

    “If they hunt for her. But even if they try, being a precognitive has its advantages. I never have to ask who’s at the door, and I always know if the train’s running late.”

    “Just keep her away from Wilderness. Get out of the country, move to Istanbul, I don’t care. Keep her safe. And yourself, too.”

    “I appreciate the concern, but it’s not necessary. You did what I paid you to do, and I thank you for that.”

    Olivia shrugged. They would take on any job that insulted or damaged Wilderness. A tenuous truce prevented her and Nick from attacking the scientific research organization outright, and they abided by those unspoken rules. But these sorts of odd jobs were fun. Something she would have done for free if the interested party couldn’t pay. Fortunately for them, McGreary had created his independent wealth betting on football games. 

    Precognition definitely had its financial advantages.

    “Our concern is free,” Nick said. “We’ve been dealing with Wilderness most of our lives. We know what they’re capable of, and we don’t take unnecessary risks when they’re involved.”

    McGreary nodded. “I understand. At least let me read you. A sneak peek at your future.”

    “I know my future, thanks.”

    “How about this week then? What can it hurt?”

    Olivia stole a glance Nick, whose gaze had shifted to the ground. She had a good idea of their future, as well, thanks to their biology, but that future was in three to five years. Not the events of the upcoming week. Moreover, McGreary seemed eager to provide them with some sort of parting gift.

    “What the hell?” she said. “Give it your best shot.”

    McGreary took her right hand in his and held it loosely. She expected him to close his eyes or start to hum or something equally cliché. Like television psychics who only pretend to have the kind of talent that truly existed in people like him. Instead, he stared at her. His dark brown eyes dilated and seemed to look right through her head. She visualized a hamster running on its wheel and couldn’t imagine what he saw in there. Seconds passed. He blinked and released her hand. His eyebrows furrowed into a knot.

    “What?” she asked.

    He tilted his head to the left, seeming to debate his reply, and that made her kind of nervous. “I saw two strangers coming into your life. I’m not sure who they are, but one is mundane and the other powerful. Unique. They’ll help unlock a secret.”

    Olivia bit back a sharp retort. Two strangers had already come into her life this week, and she was staring at one of them. He’d tried, but perhaps his power went on the fritz occasionally.

    Then again, he’d said one was mundane, and both McGreary and his sister had talents.

    “Well, that was enlightening,” Nick said. “But seriously, you should get going.”

    Patrick nodded, seeming distracted. 

    They waited for him to drive away, hopefully taking Brooke as far from Wilderness and West Virginia as possible, before they climbed back into their borrowed SUV. 

    Olivia pulled the safety belt across her lap. “Well, whoever this mystery pair is, I hope one of them’s cute.”
    “What if they’re both girls?” Nick turned the key and the engine roared to life.

    “Still hope one of them’s cute, because Nicolas, my friend, you have no sex life.”

    He put the gear into reverse. “And you do?”

    “Well, not at this very moment, but I hope to have one tonight. After a hot shower, some ibuprofen, and a long nap.” She settled against the seat, shifting until she found a comfortable position for the long ride home.







    Chapter Two

    “Dr. Frey! Open the door!”

    The urgent, muffled voice spurred Dean Frey away from his chaotic desk. The computer’s hard drive lay smashed into dozens of pieces, the hardware inside completely exposed. He’d tossed in a handful of refrigerator magnets for good measure. His few remaining paper files and two thumb drives were secured in the pack strapped onto his back. 

    His life’s work reduced to an old backpack. 

    He darted to the lone sixth floor window. His already rolling stomach bottomed out at the sight of it. He rarely looked out the window; he never used the rusty fire escape. Living on the top story had never bothered his agoraphobia until the moment that three-by-five hole in the wall became his only escape route.
    He would not go willingly with the men shouting outside his door. Doing so signed his own death warrant.

    “Open it!”

    Dean pulled, the window’s swollen frame squealing in protest. He managed a space of maybe nine or ten inches before it refused to rise further. He shoved the pack out first, and then squeezed through the tight space. It occurred to him in a mad panic that all of his middle school suffering, of being called “bean pole” and “arrow man” wasn’t so bad. His tall, skinny build had probably just saved his life. 

    His hard landing on the iron fire escape rattled its entire frame. A wave of vertigo swept over him. The ground blurred and his head spun wildly. He gripped the rail, inhaled deeply, and then blinked hard.

    I can do this. I have to do this.

    He shouldered the pack, swung around and descended the ladder. Hand over hand, foot over foot, down the rusted rungs. One level at a time. Not thinking about how far down to the ground it was.

    Wood crashed above, probably the front door being smashed in. Men were talking, some shouting, and the loudest of whom Dean recognized. He had a very distinctive voice. Gary Mitchell, head of security at Wilderness. 

    The man had left the office just for him.

    Guess that makes me special.

    Dean hurried his descent, dropping floors as quickly as he could without looking down. Above him, the fire escape clattered with sharp squeals and clangs. Someone was following him, but Dean concentrated on going down and nothing else. Third story to the second. Almost there. 

    He hit the ground and bolted toward the street. Men shouted his name. The building wall spat brick and mortar as he ran past. He registered that he was being shot at, but did not stop or slow down. If he did, he would be killed. Even running toward daytime traffic, he couldn’t be sure he wouldn’t be caught. He would not go gently. Not by a long shot.

    Dean emerged from the alley and melted into the bustling lunchtime crowd. Pedestrians carried briefcases and takeout bags, rushing to meetings in their business suits and silk ties. Dean had thrown on a pair of blue jeans and an old sweater, and he carried a faded backpack on one shoulder. He was certainly the only one in the crowd running from the people he worked for. 

    Used to work for.

    He looked straight ahead, always searching. Public phone booths were insanely hard to find nowadays, but they still existed. His cell was in the apartment, as smashed to bits as his computer, useless even if he’d kept it. Wilderness could have traced the phone.

    A block down, he spotted the Holy Grail attached to the side of a gas station. He clamped his hand down over the pack strap and made a beeline for the payphone. No one noticed him. Here he was anonymous for a while.

     â€œFor a good time, call Alice” was scrawled in black marker across the top of the pay phone, right above a number. Dean grabbed the grimy handset, then took a moment to look around, searching the faces of the passersby for anyone he recognized. 

    No one. Not yet, anyway. 

    He fished into his pocket for change and tossed a few coins into the phone. His fingers flew over the keypad; punching in the number he’d burned into his memory last night. Probably the only person who could help him out of this mess.

    “The number you have dialed is not available,” a mechanical operator voice said. “If you require assistance—.”

    Damn it.

    Dean slammed the handset back into the receiver. His money clinked. He turned and looked back down the street toward his apartment building. Less than twenty feet away, he spotted a familiar face. Daryl Yates, a tall, thin man with a hooked nose who always reminded Dean of a younger, uglier Jimmy Stewart, was Mitchell’s second-in-command.

    Yates met his gaze. Both men froze. Dean’s heart slammed against his ribs. Yates’s hand slid toward the front of his jacket.

    Dean bolted, intent on running until he was hit by a car or was shot in the back. He raced toward the street, bolted through the nearest lane, and almost slammed right into a sheriff’s cruiser, paused in traffic in the far lane. Dean wasn’t sure if he wanted to cheer or weep.  

    The deputy rolled down the window. Sunlight glinted off his nametag: Porter. 

    “Problem, son?” Deputy Porter asked.

    “Um, yeah.” Dean glanced behind him. Yates stood stiffly near the abandoned payphone. Mitchell approached, his eyes glued on Dean. Dean turned back to the officer. “Yes, sir. I really need to get to the bus station. You see, my wife is in Wheeling and she’s about to give birth to our first son, but I don’t have a car and—”

    “Hop on in, son,” Deputy Porter said. “I’ll give you a lift. You’ll have to ride in the back, though. Rules and such.”

    “Thank you so much. You have no idea.” He opened the door behind the deputy and slid inside, slamming it shut.

    “You mind the siren? It’ll get us there faster.”

    “The siren is fine,” Dean replied.

    Porter flipped a switch on his dashboard and the cruiser’s siren wailed to life. Dean looked out the window at the street. Mitchell and Yates were gone. 

    Thank God.

    He leaned into the seat, shifting his pack around to rest in his lap, and tried to get his heart rate back under control. This was simply a diversion. A quick rest before the next sprint. They were being followed for sure, but there was no way to turn around and check without being obvious. A suspicious deputy was the last thing Dean needed.

    “First kid, eh?” Porter asked. He adjusted his rearview for a better look, and Dean glanced up into curious eyes.

    “Yeah.” Dean fidgeted a little. Lying was not something he did well. “It’s been hard, a lot of miscarriages. I had to come out here for business, and left poor Sally home alone. She isn’t due for two more weeks, but I guess you can’t plan these things.” 

    Sally? Of all the names he could have picked, he came up with Sally? He didn’t even know a Sally, except for the blond girl in the Peanuts comics.

    “I’ve got three kids myself,” Porter said, smiling broadly. “All girls and every one of them looks like their mama.”

    That was probably a good thing. The deputy was chubby and balding, with mud-brown hair and a pointed chin. Not ugly, but not someone you’d want a girl to take after. 

    “Wouldn’t have minded a son,” Porter went on. “But my wife decided three was enough and had that operation. Wouldn’t trade my girls for anything, though. You’ll know what I mean pretty soon, I think.”

    Dean nodded along, content to let Porter do all the talking. Then he wouldn’t ask questions Dean didn’t want to answer. Thankfully, it wasn’t far to the bus station. He was half-afraid that the chatty deputy would start telling him stories about potty training and diaper rash, all subjects Dean had no interest in. Not today, and not anytime in the near future. 

    Assuming he had a future. He’d heard stories about the security team at Wilderness, and the things that those men were willing and able to do. 

    If Dean didn’t get real help soon, he would be dead.

    #

    Dean talked fast to prevent Deputy Porter from following him to the ticket window. The aged man seemed to take it upon himself to see to Dean’s welfare, concern that may have touched Dean if he wasn’t running for his life. The longer Porter was around him, the stronger the likelihood of him getting hurt. Or his family getting hurt. Either way, not something Dean wanted on his conscience.

    The bus station bustled with life. Young couples searching for their buses, families juggling luggage of all sizes, single men off on business trips, one or two poorly dressed kids that might have been runaways. If Dean hadn’t been looking so hard for familiar faces, he probably wouldn’t have noticed any of them. They would have been as anonymous to him as he was to them.

    Anonymity was a good thing. 

    He was also in luck for a change. A direct route to Wheeling was scheduled to leave in less than ten minutes. Dean paid for a ticket, relieved he had enough cash in his wallet to cover the bill. Security tapes or not, he didn’t need his credit cards traced or attached to his destination. If they even worked. Wilderness knew people. It was likely that they were wiping out his entire life as he stood there, waiting for a young woman with blue-streaked hair to print out his bus ticket.

    She slid the ticket under the glass partition and offered him a half-assed smile. “Have a nice trip,” she said with the enthusiasm of someone resigned to saying that ten thousand times a day for the rest of her life.

    Dean mumbled a hurried thank you, grabbed the precious slip of paper and turned. He almost crashed into the man in line behind him. He muttered an apology and moved to the left, studying the station lobby, automatically searching for black suits. Anyone in a black suit was immediately suspicious, whether they were a lawyer, a tax attorney or one of Wilderness’s security agents. Spotting no one who seemed overtly interested in him, Dean walked toward the outer doors.

    Once he exited the depot, he felt a fraction better. He inhaled the semi-fresh air, almost choking on the strong odors of oil and exhaust fumes. Six buses were lined up, in various states of readiness. Four had their sides raised, and uniformed men tossed luggage into the underside compartments with all the care of circus jugglers. The first two buses in line were loading passengers. Dean checked the numbers. His bus was first.

    No way is this good luck going to keep up forever.

    He glanced back at the depot, and his hand jerked. Yates and Mitchell stood at the ticket booth, only their profiles visible. The blue-haired girl snapped her gum, but didn’t seem terribly interested in answering their questions. Mitchell flashed a badge at her. Dean had seen those badges, identifying the wearer as part of a private security firm. They worked well as an intimidation tactic. 

    In most cases. The ticket girl just shrugged.

    Yates turned. His dark eyes met Dean’s, and Dean’s stomach churned. Yates nudged Mitchell. Dean didn’t wait to see how Mitchell reacted. He walked toward the row of buses, moving quickly without drawing too much attention. He went around the front of the fourth bus and back down along the other side. A chain link fence topped with razor wire prevented him from abandoning the bus station altogether. If more agents showed up, he was completely screwed.

    Dean dropped to his knees and peered under the bus. Two sets of shiny leather shoes walked quickly in his direction. They paused, and then split up. One went left, the other right. Dean swallowed. They were going to trap him from either end of the bus.

    His feet moved on their own, instinct carrying Dean to the luggage carriers. He looked inside, expecting it to be stuffed full. A clear path cut through to the other side of the bus. Only half loaded. He offered a silent thank you to whoever was looking out for him today and climbed inside. His hands slid on the surface of a leather suitcase, and he was certain he heard something crack. Strong cologne bit his nostrils. His left eye twitched, but he prevented the sneeze from escaping. 

    He peeked out of the other side of the compartment in time to see Mitchell disappear around the back of the bus. Dean slid out, landed on his hands and pulled himself out the rest of the way, uncaring who saw or what they thought. His feet hit the pavement with a soft thump, and he ran toward his own bus. He didn’t stop until he was inside and up the three steps to where the driver waited to punch his ticket. Dean handed it over, amazed that his hand didn’t shake. The driver glanced at it, punched it absently and handed it back.

    Dean found an empty seat halfway down the aisle, glad the bus was only half-full. He imagined he looked pale and scared, and he didn’t need a lot of people staring at him. He slouched low in his seat, hugging the pack to his chest, afraid everyone around him could hear his pounding heartbeat. The bus rumbled around him, that familiar, soothing engine sound. He vaguely registered the driver making an announcement, or the hiss of the closing doors.

    I did it.

    It wasn’t until the bus jerked forward that Dean dared sit up and glance out the window. As they pulled away from the station, he spotted a cluster of black-suited men standing amid the waiting buses. Dean flopped back into his seat, relief hitting him like a sledgehammer and leaving him boneless. His head lolled side to side in time with the lurching of the bus. The trip should take about three hours.

    Three hours to try and plan the rest of his life, short though it might be.

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              Benefits of Reciting The Most Beautiful Names of Allah        

    1. Allah (The Name of Allah)
    If you recite this name of Allah 1000 times daily, Allah will remove all doubts and uncertainities from your heart and instill determination and faith. Insha-Allah.

    2. Ar-Rahmaan (The Compassionate)
    If you recite this name of Allah 100 times daily after every Salaah (prayer), Allah will remove hard-heartedness and negligence from your heart. Insha-Allah.

    3. Ar-Raheem (The Most Merciful)
    If you recite this name of Allah 100 times daily after every Salaah (prayer), Allah will safeguard you against all calamities and maladies. Insha-Allah.

    4. Al-Malik (The Sovereign)
    If you recite this name of Allah abundantly every day after Zawaal (the time of mid-day immediately before Duhr prayer), Allah will give you abundant wealth. Insha-Allah.

    5. Al-Quddoos (The Most Holy)
    If you recite this name of Allah abundantly every day, Allah will cure you of all spiritual sickness. Insha-Allah.

    6. As-Salaam (The Bestower of Peace)
    If you recite this name of Allah abundantly, Allah will protect you from all calamities and maladies. If you recite it 115 times and blow on a sick person, Allah will restore his health. Insha-Allah.

    7. Al-Mu'min (The Granter of Security)
    If you recite this name of Allah 630 times in times of fear, Allah will protect you from all calamities, mishaps and losses. If you write it on paper (or engrave it on a silver ring) and keep it with you (as Ta'weez), your physical and spiritual safety will remain the responsibility of Allah. Insha-Allah.

    8. Al-Muhaymin (The Protector)
    If you offer 2 rakaat Salaah after ghusl and read, with sincerity, this name of Allah 100 times, Allah will purify you physically and spiritually. If you recite it 115 times, Allah will acquaint you with the unseen. Insha-Allah.

    9. Al-'Azeez (The Mighty)
    If you recite this name of Allah 40 times each day for 40 days, Allah will grant you honor and self-sufficiency. If you recite it 41 times daily with constancy, Allah will grant you honor and self-sufficiency, if you are being treated with dishonor. Insha-Allah.

    10. Al-Jabbaar (The Compeller)
    If you recite this name of Allah 226 times every morning and evening, Allah will safeguard you against the oppression of tyrants and despots. Insha-Allah.

    11. Al-Mutakabbir (The Majestic)
    If you recite this name of Allah constantly, Allah will grant you honor and greatness. If you read it continually before any task, it will be accomplished. Insha-Allah.

    12. Al-Khaaliq (The Creator)
    If you recite this name of Allah 100 times for 7 days, Allah will safeguard you against all adversities. If you form the habit of reciting it regularly, Allah will appoint an angel who will worship Allah continuously on your behalf. Insha-Allah.

    13. Al-Baari' (The Maker)
    If a barren woman fasts for 7 days and each day, after making iftaar with water, reads (Yaa-Baari'-Ul Musawwiru) 21 times, Allah will grant her male children. Insha-Allah.

    14. Al-Musawwir (The Fashioner of Forms)
    If a barren woman fasts for 7 days and each day, after making iftaar with water, reads (Yaa-Baari'-Ul Musawwiru) 21 times, Allah will grant her male children. Insha-Allah.

    15. Al-Ghaffaar (The Forgiver)
    If you recite this name of Allah 100 times after Jumma Salaah (prayer), you will soon begin to perceive Allah's forgiveness. If you say (Yaa-Ghaffaaru Ighfirli) daily after Asr Salaah (prayer), Allah will include you amongst those whom he has forgiven. Insha-Allah.

    16. Al-Qahhaar (The Subduer)
    If you recite this name of Allah continually, Allah will free you from the love of this world and, instead, Allah's love will become inborn in your heart. Insha-Allah.

    17. Al-Wahhaab (The Bestower)
    If a poverty stricken person recites this name of Allah continuously or writes it and keeps it on him (as Taaweez) or recites this name of Allah 40 times in the last sajdah of Salaat-ud-Doha (Chast prayer), Allah will free him from poverty in an unexpected and amazing manner. Insha-Allah.
    For particular need to be fulfilled, observe sajdah 3 times in the courtyard of the house or Masjid ( Masjid) and then lift your hands (as in Du'a) and recite this name of Allah 100 times, Allah will fulfill your need. Insha-Allah.

    18. Ar-Razzaaq (The Provider)
    Before Fajr Salaah (prayer), if you blow in all four corners of your house beginning from the right-hand corner while facing Qiblah, after reciting this name of Allah 10 times in each corner, Allah will open the doors of rizq (sustenance) for you; sickness and poverty will never enter your home. Insha-Allah.

    19. Al-Fattaah (The Opener)
    If you recite this name of Allah 70 times by placing both your hands on your bosom after Fajr Salaah (prayer), Allah will illumunate your heart with the Noor of Imaan. Insha-Allah.

    20. Al-'Aleem (The All-Knowing)
    If you recite this name of Allah abundantly, Allah will open the gates of knowledge and wisdom for you. Moreover, your heart will be filled with the Ma'rifah (cognizance) of Allah. Insha-Allah.

    21. Al-Qaabid (The Withholder)
    If you write this name of Allah (with saffron or by the mere action of your finger) on four morsels of bread each day for 4 days and eat them, Allah will safeguard you against hunger, thirst, injuries, pain etc. Insha-Allah.

    22. Al-Baasit (The Expander)
    If you recite this name of Allah 10 times daily by lifting your hands towards the heavens (as in Du'a) after Salaat-ud-Doha (Chast prayer) and thereafter pass your hands across the face (as when finsihing Du'a), Allah will grant you self-sufficiency and independence. Insha-Allah.

    23. Al-Khaafid (The Abaser)
    If you recite this name of Allah 500 times, Allah will fulfill your needs and remove all your difficulties. If you fast for 3 days and on the fourth day say this beautiful name 70 times while sitting in seclusion, you will gain victory over your enemy. Insha-Allah.

    24. Ar-Raafi' (The Exalter)
    If you recite this name of Allah 100 times in the middle of the fourteenth night of every lunar month, Allah will grant you self-sufficiency and independence of the entire creation. Insha-Allah.

    25. Al-Mu'iz (The Bestower of Honor)
    If you recite this name of Allah 40 times after Maghrib Salaah (prayer) on every Monday and Friday, Allah will grant you honor and reverence. Insha-Allah.

    26. Al-Mudhil (The Humiliator)
    If you make Du'a for protection after reciting this name of Allah 75 times, Allah will protect you from the evils of envious persons, oppressors and enemies. Insha-Allah.
    If you fear a particular enemy then, after reciting this name of Allah 75 times, you may observe sajdah and invoke Allah's help against the enemy in the following manner: "O Allah! Protect me from the evils of so and so.", Allah will grant you protection. Insha-Allah.

    27. As-Sami' (The All-Hearing)
    If you recite this name of Allah 500 times or 50 times on Thurday after offering Salaat-ud-Doha (Chast prayer), Allah will surely grant your Du'as. Insha-Allah. It is necessary that no talking be done during the course of reciting it.
    If you recite this name of Allah 100 times on a Thursday between the Sunnah and Fardh of Fajr Salaah (prayer), Allah will favour you with with His special blessings. Insha-Allah.

    28. Al-Baseer (The All-Seeing)
    If you recite this name of Allah 100 times after the Jumma Salaah (prayer) constantly, Allah will grant strength to your eye-sight and Noor (light) to your heart. Insha-Allah.

    29. Al-Hakam (The Judge)
    If you recite this name of Allah 99 times while in the state of Wudhu during the last portion of the night, Allah will cause your heart to perceive all secrets and to be filled with Noor (light). If you recite this name on a Friday night in such a manner that you grow euphoric and ecstatic then Allah will cherish your heart with manifestations and inspirations. Insha-Allah.

    30. Al-'Adl (The Just)
    If you write this name of Allah (with saffron or by the mere action of your finger) on 20 pieces of bread on the day or night of Jumma and consume it, Allah will cause the entire creation to become subservient to you. Insha-Allah.

    31. Al-Lateef (The Most Affectionate, The Knower of Subtleties)
    If you recite this name of Allah 133 times daily, Allah will grant abundance in your rizq (sustenance) and cause all your tasks to be accomplished without difficulties. If you are afflicted with poverty, misery, sickness, loneliness or any adversity, then you should make Wudhu in the proper manner and offer 2 rakaat Salaah (prayer) and then bearing in mind the objective, recite this name of Allah 100 times. Allah will surely grant you deliverance. Insha-Allah.

    32. Al-Khabeer (The All-Aware)
    If you recite this name of Allah continually for seven days, you will begin to perceive hidden secrets. If you have insatiable desire for pleasure, recite this name of Allah continually. Allah will free you from such base desires. Insha-Allah

    33. Al-Haleem (The Forbearing)
    If you write this name of Allah on paper, soak it in water and then sprinkle or rub the water on something, then Barakah (Allah's blessing) will be imparted to it and Allah will safeguard it against all calamities. Insha-Allah

    34. Al-'Azeem (The Magnificient)
    If you recite this name of Allah constantly, you will be graced with great honor and dignity. Insha-Allah.

    35. Al-Ghafoor (The Forgiving)
    If you recite this name of Allah frequently, all your maladies, sorrow and grief will be removed. Barakah (Allah's blessing) will be imparted to your wealth and offsprings.
    As related in a hadith, if you recite (Yaa-Rabbigh-firli) 3 times while in sajdah, Allah will forgive all your past sins and any sins that you may commit in future. Insha-Allah.

    36. Ash-Shakoor (The Grateful)
    If you recite this name of Allah 41 times while facing any difficulties (financial, physical, spritual, mental etc), Allah will grant deliverance soon. Insha-Allah.

    37. Al-'Aliyy (The Highest)
    If you recite this name of Allah daily and constantly and keep with you a written copy of it, Allah will exalt you, grant affluence and fulfill all your desires. Insha-Allah.

    38. Al-Kabeer (The Greatest)
    If you have been dismissed from a post, then fast for seven days and each day recite this name of Allah 1000 times, Allah will reinstate you to your post and grace you with honor and dignity. Insha-Allah.

    39. Al-Hafeez (The Preserver)
    If you recite this name of Allah daily and constantly, and keep with you a written copy of it, Allah will protect you from all hazards, losses and harmful things. Insha-Allah.

    40. Al-Muqeet (The Sustainer)
    If you recite this name of Allah 7 times and blow in a bowl of water and drink it yourself or allow someone else to drink from it or to take a deep breath from the bowl, Allah will fulfill all your desires soon. Insha-Allah.

    41. Al-Haseeb (The Reckoner)
    If you fear any human being or any thing, recite (Hasbiyallaahul-Haseebu) 70 times in the morning and 70 times at night for eight days starting from Thursday, Allah will grant you protection against the evil of the person or thing you fear. Insha-Allah.

    42. Al-Jaleel (The Exalted)
    If you write (Yaa Jaleelu) on a paper with saffron or musk and keep it with you as a Ta'weez, Allah will give you honor, greatness, rank and dignity. Insha-Allah.

    43. Al-Kareem (The Generous)
    If you wish to be revered and honored by the Ulama and pious people recite this name of Allah continually and fall asleep. Allah will fulfill your wish. Insha-Allah.

    44. Ar-Raqeeb (The Watchful)
    If you recite this name of Allah 7 times each day and blow on yourself and your family, Allah will protect you and your wealth from destruction and calamities. Recite this name of Allah all the time to be safeguarded at all times. Insha-Allah.

    45. Al-Mujeeb (The Responsive)
    If you recite this name of Allah constantly, you will perceive that all your Du'as are being granted. Insha-Allah.

    46. Al-Waasi' (The All-Encompassing)
    If you recite this name of Allah repeatedly, Allah will grant you spiritual and material self-sufficiency and independence. Insha-Allah.

    47. Al-Hakeem (The Wise)
    If you recite this name of Allah constantly, Allah will open the doors of knowledge and wisdom for you. If you want a particular task to be accomplished recite this name Of Allah frequently and constantly. Insha-Allah.

    48. Al-Wadood (The Most Loving)
    If you recite this name of Allah 1000 times, blow on food, and consume it along with your spouse, Allah will settle all your disputes and differences and create a strong bond of love and affection . Insha-Allah.

    49. Al-Majeed (The Most Glorious)
    A person who has contracted a fatal disease such as pox, leprosy etc. should fast on the 13th, 14th and 15th of the lunar month and after breaking fast recite this name of Allah profusely, blow on water and drink it. He will soon be cured. Insha-Allah.

    50. Al-Baa'ith (The Resurrector)
    If you place your hand on your bosom and recite this name of Allah 101 times at bedtime, your heart will become alive with knowledge and wisdom. Insha-Allah.

    51. Ash-Shaheed (The Witness)
    If you wish your disobedient wife or children become obedient, place your hand on their forehead and recite this name of Allah 21 times and blow on them. They will soon become obedient. Insha-Allah.

    52. Al-Haqq (The Truth)
    If your family member is missing or absconding or if your belongings have been stolen, write this name of Allah on all 4 corners of a square paper. At the time of Sehri place the paper on your palms and lift it toward the heavens and make Du'a. The missing person or the stolen goods will be returned soon, free from any harm or damage. Insha-Allah.

    53. Al-Wakeel (The Trustee)
    If you fear any calamity caused by an act of Allah, recite this name of Allah repeatedly, you will be protected from all calamities. Insha-Allah.

    54. Al-Qawiyy (The Most Strong)
    If you are genuinely oppressed or victimized, recite this name of Allah profusely with a view to counteracting the oppressor. Allah will render you proctection. Insha-Allah. This should never be done if circumstances do not warrant.

    55. Al-Mateen (The Firm)
    If a lady's breasts do not yield milk, write this name of Allah on a piece of paper, soak it in water and make her drink it. Her breasts will abound in milk. Insha-Allah.

    56. Al-Waliyy (The Patron)
    If your wife is of ill character, recite this name of Allah constantly in her presence. She will soon become of good character. Insha-Allah.

    57. Al-Hameed (The Praiseworthy)
    If you recite this name of Allah in seclusion 93 times for 45 days, all your evil habits and bad qualities will change into good habits. Insha-Allah.

    58. Al-Muhsee (The Reckoner)
    If you recite this name of Allah 20 times daily and blow it on 20 pieces of bread and consume it, Allah will make the entire creation subservient to you. Insha-Allah.

    59. Al-Mubdi' (The Originator)
    If you place your hand on the stomach of your pregnant wife and recite this name of Allah 99 times at the time of Sehri, she will not have a miscarriage or give birth prematurely. Insha-Allah.

    60. Al-Mu'eed (The Restorer)
    If a person is lost, recite this name of Allah 70 times in each corner of the house during the night when everyone is asleep. The missing person will either return within 7 days or his whereabouts will be known within that period. Insha-Allah.

    61. Al-Muhyee (The Giver of Life)
    If you are sick, recite this name of Allah repeatedly, your health will be restored. If you recite this name of Allah repeatedly and blow on a sick person, his health will be restored. If you recite this name of Allah 89 times and blow on yourself, Allah will safeguard you against all obstacles and bondages. Insha-Allah.

    62. Al-Mumeet (The Giver of Death)
    If you have no control over yourself, place your hand on your bosom and recite this name of Allah continuously before falling asleep. Allah will give you the strength to control yourself. Insha-Allah.

    63. Al-Hayy (The Ever-Living)
    If you desire sound health recite this name of Allah 3000 times daily. If you are sick, write this name of Allah in a bowl with musk and rose water, then wash the inscription with water and drink it, Allah will soon cure you. Insha-Allah.

    64. Al-Qayyoom (The Self-Subsisting Sustainer of All)
    If you recite this name of Allah continuously, you will attain honor and dignity amongst people. If you recite this name of Allah constantly in seclusion, you will become wealthy. If you continuously recite (Yaa Hayyu Yaa Qayyoomu) after Fajr until sunrise, your laziness will vanish. Insha-Allah.

    65. Al-Waajid (The Finder)
    If you recite this name of Allah continuously while having food, the food will become a source of strength, illumination and Noor (light) for your heart. Insha-Allah.

    66. Al-Maajid (The Glorious)
    If you recite this name of Allah in seclusion to such an extent and in such a manner that you become euphoric, the Noor (light) of Allah will soon become evident in your heart. Insha-Allah.

    67. Al-Waahid/Al-Ahad (The One)
    If you desire good and pious children, write this name of Allah and keep it with you all the time, Allah will fulfill your desire. Insha-Allah.

    68. As-Samad (The Eternally Besought)
    If you place your head in Sajdah at the time of Sehri and recite this name of Allah 115 or 125 times, Allah will grant you spiritual and physical truthfulness. If you recite this name of Allah constantly in the state of Wudhu, Allah will soon make you independent of the entire creation. Insha-Allah.

    69. Al-Qaadir (The Omnipotent)
    If you offer 2 rakaat Salaah (prayer) and recite this name of Allah 100 times, Allah will humble and disgrace your enemies (provided you are justified). If you recite this name of Allah 41 times before undertaking a difficult task, the difficulty will be removed. Insha-Allah.

    70. Al-Muqtadir (The Powerful)
    If you recite this name of Allah 20 times after waking up from sleep, Allah will ensure all your tasks are fulfilled efficiently. Insha-Allah.

    71. Al-Muqaddim (The Expediter)
    If you recite this name of Allah abundantly at the time of war or during a righteous struggle in the path of Allah, Allah will give you courage to make advances and safeguard you from the enemy. If you recite this name of Allah at all times, you will be come obedient and submissive to Allah. Insha-Allah.

    72. Al-Mu'akhkhir (The Delayer)
    If you recite this name of Allah frequently, you will soon resort to genuine repentance. If you recite this name of Allah 100 times daily, you will become dear to and a favorite of Allah. Insha-Allah.

    73. Al-Awwal (The First)
    If you desire male children, recite this name of Allah 40 times daily for 40 days, Allah will fulfill your desire. If any wayfarer recite this name of Allah 1000 times on a Friday, he will soon return to his people safe and sound. Insha-Allah.

    74. Al-Aakhir (The Last)
    If you wish
    that the love for Allah gets firmly established in your heart or
    • that the love of anything or anyone besides Allah be driven out of your heart or
    • to compensate for all your sins
    • to die in a state of Imaan
    recite this name of Allah 1000 times daily, Allah will fulfill your wish. Insha-Allah.

    75. Az-Zaahir (The Manifest)
    If you recite this name of Allah 500 times daily after Ishraaq Salaah (prayer), Allah will cause your eyes and heart to be filled with Noor (light). Insha-Allah.

    76. Al-Baatin (The Hidden)
    If you recite this name of Allah 33 times daily, you will soon begin to perceive the deeper secrets of Allah and a strong bond of love and affection will form between you and Allah. If you recite (Huwal-Awwalu Wal-Aakhiru Wad-Dhaahiru Wal-Baatinu Wahuwa Alaa Kulli Shaiyyin Qadeer) continously after offering 2 rakaat Salaah, all your needs will be fulfilled. Insha-Allah.

    77. Al-Waalee (The Governer)
    If you recite this name of Allah repeatedly, Allah will safeguard you from all unexpected calamities. If this name of Allah is inscribed in a new earthen cup or jug and it is filled with water and the water is sprinkled in the house, the house will be safeguarded against all calamities. If you wish to subdue another person recite this name of Allah 11 times, Allah will fulfill your wish. Insha-Allah.

    78. Al-Muta'aalee (The Most Exalted)
    If you recite this name of Allah continously, Allah will solve all your problems soon. If a woman recites this name of Allah abundantly during her menstruation, Allah will relieve her from all ailments. Insha-Allah.


    79. Al-Barr (The Source of All Goodness)
    If you are in the habit of taking intoxicants or committing adultery or indulging in any other evil, recite this name of Allah 7 times daily. Allah will guide you. If you recite this name of Allah excessively, Allah will expel the love of this world from your heart. If you recite this name of Allah 7 times and blow on your child soon after birth, Allah will grant your child protection from calamities until puberty. Insha-Allah.

    80. At-Tawwaab (The Acceptor of Repentance)
    If you desire that Allah guide you to sincere repentance, recite this name of Allah 360 times daily after Salat-ud-Doha (Chast prayer), Allah will fulfill your desire. If you recite this name of Allah abundantly, all your tasks will be accomplished without any difficulty. If you recite this name of Allah 10 times in the presence of a tyrant, you will soon be freed from the opression of the tyrant. Insha-Allah.

    81. Al-Muntaqim (The Avenger)
    If you are justified and desire to take revenge against your enemy, but haven't the power to do so, recite this name of Allah continously for 3 Fridays, Allah Himself will take revenge on your behalf. Insha-Allah.

    82. Al-'Afuww (The Pardoner)
    If you recite this name of Allah abundantly, Allah will forgive you. Insha-Allah.

    83. Ar-Ra'oof (The Most Kind)
    If you desire that the entire creation become affectionate towards you (and vice-versa), recite this name of Allah repeatedly. If you desire that your anger be subdued, recite Darood 10 times and this name of Allah 10 times. If you recite Darood 10 times and this name of Allah 10 times and blow on an angry person, his anger will be subdued. Insha-Allah.

    84. Maalik-ul-Mulk (The Owner of Sovereignity)
    If you recite this name of Allah constantly, Allah will grant you wealth, self-sufficiency and independence. Insha-Allah.

    85. Dhul-Jalaali Wal-Ikraam (Majestic and Benevolent)
    If you recite this name of Allah constantly, Allah will grant you honor, dignity and self-sufficiency. Insha-Allah.


    86. Al-Muqsit (The Just)
    If you recite this name of Allah constantly, Allah will protect you from evil doubts created by the Shaytaan. If you recite this name of Allah 700 times for a purpose, Allah will fulfill it. Insha-Allah.

    87. Al-Jaami' (The Gatherer)
    If your family or relatives are scattered (due to war, earthquate, floods or other calamities), take bath at the time of Doha (Chast), lift your gaze toward the heavens and recite this name of Allah 10 times closing one finger each time, until all 10 fingers are closed. Afterwards pass your hands across your face as when completing Du'a. The disperse members of your family will soon come together. Insha-Allah.

    88. Al-Ghaniyy (The Self-Sufficient)
    If you recite this name of Allah 70 times daily, Allah will grant you self-sufficiency and Barakah in your wealth. If you are afflicted with physical or spiritual sickness or any difficulty, recite this name of Allah abundantly and blow on your entire body. Allah will soon heal you and relieve you of your difficulty. Insha-Allah.

    89. Al-Mughnee (The Enricher)
    If you recite Darood 11 times, recite this name of Allah 1111 times, recite Darood again 11 times and then Surah Muzzammil (Surah 73) after Fajr or Isha Salaah (prayer) , you will be granted both material and spiritual wealth. Insha-Allah.

    90. Al-Maani' (The Preventer of Harm)
    If you have any disputes with your spouse, recite this name of Allah 20 times while lying down on the bed, the dispute will be settled and love and affection will result. If you recite this name of Allah constantly, Allah will safeguard you against all calamities. If you recite this name of Allah for any legitimate purpose, Allah will fulfill it. Insha-Allah.

    91. Ad-Daar (The Distresser)
    If you recite this name of Allah 100 times on the eve of Jumma (Friday), Allah will safeguard you against all physical and spiritual calamities and draw you nearer to Allah. Insha-Allah.

    92. An-Naafi' (The Propitious)
    If you recite this name of Allah abundantly during travel, Allah will safeguard you against all hazards. If you recite this name of Allah 41 times before a task, it will be accomplished efficiently. If you recite this name of Allah prior to intercourse, Allah will grant you good and pious children. Insha-Allah.

    93. An-Noor (The Light)
    If you recite this name of Allah 1001 times after reciting Surah Noor (Surah 24), you heart will be illuminated with the Noor (light) of Allah. Insha-Allah.

    94. Al-Haadee (The Guide)
    If you raise both hands (as in Du'a) while lifting your gaze toward the heavens and recite this name of Allah several times and then pass both your hands on your face (as when completing Du'a), Allah will grant you complete guidance and associate you with the devout and pious. Insha-Allah.

    95. Al-Badee' (The Originator)
    If you are in grief, recite (Yaa-Badee-us-Samaawaati-Wal-Ardh) 1000 times, Allah will soon grant you relief from your misery. If a particular task is to be undertaken, but you are not certain as to its feasibility, recite this name of Allah before falling asleep, you will receive guidance in a dream. Insha-Allah.

    96. Al-Baaqee (The Everlasting)
    If you recite this name of Allah 1000 times on the night of Jumma (Friday), Allah will grant you protection and accept all your good deeds. Insha-Allah.

    97. Al-Waarith (The Ultimate Inheritor)
    If you recite this name of Allah 100 times at sunrise, Allah will protect you against all sorrows, hardships and calamities and you will die as a Mu'min (believer). If you recite this name of Allah 1000 times between Maghrib and Isha Salaah (prayer), Allah will safeguard you from confusions, agitations and disturbances. Insha-Allah.

    98. Ar-Rasheed (The Guide to the Right Path)
    If you are unsure how to complete a particular task or are unable to work out plans for the task, recite this name of Allah 1000 times between Maghrib and Isha Salaah (prayer), the plan will become evident to you in a dream or by instinct. If you recite this name of Allah daily, Allah will safeguard you against all mishaps and grant you financial progress. Insha-Allah.

    99. As-Saboor (The Patient One)
    If you recite this name of Allah 100 times before sunrise, Allah will safeguard you against all calamities for the remainder of the day and prevent your enemies from uttering a single word against you. If you are in difficulty, recite this name of Allah 1020 times, Allah will soon provide you relief and contentment of the heart. Insha-Allah.

              "Higher" emotions have neural correlates too        
    Check out this post at Deric Bowds Mindblog, Brain correlates of self-transcendent emotions, based on this paper by a group which includes the Damasios: Neural correlates of admiration and compassion.

    Bownds writes:
    "Antonio and Hanna Damasio and collaborators have now observed brain activities associated with our internal loftier emotions that transcend self-interest, such as elevation and admiration. These are hard to measure because they don't correlate obviously with facial expressions or body language."


    Writers at PNAS (again, from Deric's blogpost) provide an overview, put the paper into context:
    "Emotion research has something in common with a drunk searching for his car keys under a street lamp. ‘‘Where did you lose them?’’ asks the cop. ‘‘In the alley,’’ says the drunk, ‘‘but the light is so much better over here.’’ For emotion research, the light shines most brightly on the face, whose movements can be coded, compared across cultures, and quantified by electromyography. All of the ‘‘basic’’ emotions described by Paul Ekman and others (happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, and disgust) earned their place on the list by being face-valid. The second source of illumination has long been animal research. Emotions that can be reliably triggered in rats, such as fear and anger, have been well-studied, down to specific pathways through the amygdala. But emotions that cannot be found on the face or in a rat, such as moral elevation and admiration, are largely abandoned back in the alley. We know they are there, but nobody can seem to find a flashlight. It is therefore quite an achievement that Immordino-Yang, McCall, Damasio, and Damasio managed to drag an fMRI scanner back there and have given us a first glimpse of the neurological underpinnings of elevation and admiration."


    My bold.
    Here is the abstract of the paper itself;

    Abstract

    In an fMRI experiment, participants were exposed to narratives based on true stories designed to evoke admiration and compassion in 4 distinct categories: admiration for virtue (AV), admiration for skill (AS), compassion for social/psychological pain (CSP), and compassion for physical pain (CPP). The goal was to test hypotheses about recruitment of homeostatic, somatosensory, and consciousness-related neural systems during the processing of pain-related (compassion) and non-pain-related (admiration) social emotions along 2 dimensions: emotions about other peoples' social/psychological conditions (AV, CSP) and emotions about others' physical conditions (AS, CPP). Consistent with theoretical accounts, the experience of all 4 emotions engaged brain regions involved in interoceptive representation and homeostatic regulation, including anterior insula, anterior cingulate, hypothalamus, and mesencephalon. However, the study also revealed a previously undescribed pattern within the posteromedial cortices (the ensemble of precuneus, posterior cingulate cortex, and retrosplenial region), an intriguing territory currently known for its involvement in the default mode of brain operation and in self-related/consciousness processes: emotions pertaining to social/psychological and physical situations engaged different networks aligned, respectively, with interoceptive and exteroceptive neural systems. Finally, within the anterior insula, activity correlated with AV and CSP peaked later and was more sustained than that associated with CPP. Our findings contribute insights on the functions of the posteromedial cortices and on the recruitment of the anterior insula in social emotions concerned with physical versus psychological pain.

    I deliberately bolded the bit about the anterior insula, because of how involved it seems to be in pain production or at least pain perception.
              John Dewey on Religion        

    The year was 1934. In his new book, A Common Faith, (1) John Dewey assured his readers that traditional religion was drifting into oblivion and that it would soon be a matter of interest only to history buffs. Given Dewey's stature, this assessment deserved attention. After all, Dewey was one of the world's leading philosophers and psychologists, he revolutionized the theory and practice of education, he published forty books and more than seven-hundred journal articles, and he served as president of both the American Philosophical Association and the American Psychological Association. Today, however, some four generations later, we can say with confidence that Dewey's crystal ball was cloudy.

    Where did Dewey go wrong? He assumed that just as the automobile had supplanted the horse and buggy, so science would supplant religion. The writing was on the wall, so to speak. Astronomy had discredited "ascent into heaven." Geology had discredited creation in six days. Biology had dispatched the soul and the afterlife. Anthropology, history, and literary criticism had shown that revered religious figures and their deeds, if founded in fact at all, were embellished to the point of fiction. (p. 31) And psychology had shown that mystical and religious experience had a natural explanation. (p. 31) As a result, Dewey expected that more and more educated people would abandon religion and its supernatural cast (God, salvation, grace, prayer, heaven, hell, the sacraments, clergy, revelation, the devil, etc.). (p. 30) (2)

    To help believers cope with their loss, Dewey proposed a secular makeover of religion. This involves two changes. The first change is that religious experience will no longer be a mystical encounter with a higher power but a courageous and persisting devotion to desirable social goals. Dewey writes:

    Any activity pursued in behalf of an ideal end against obstacles and in spite of threats of personal loss because of conviction of its general and enduring value is religious in quality. (p. 27)

    Thus, a saint will no longer be a hermit who mortifies the flesh but an activist who collaborates with others near and far to improve life on the planet. (pp. 27-28) The second change is that the term "God" will no longer apply to a deity but, in Dewey's words, to "the unity of all ideal ends arousing us to desire and action." (p. 42)

    To some extent, Dewey was on target:

    • In the west religion has subsided.
    • In Europe and the United States, the percentage of believers has dropped while the percentage of seculars has grown, (3) and church membership and attendance has declined sharply, especially among the young, (4) and
    • Most scientists are atheists or agnostics.

    At the same time, however:

    • Huge numbers of educated, scientifically literate people have not abandoned religion.
    • The loss in mainline Protestant churches in America has been offset by the gain in Pentecostal ones.
    • The principal beneficiary of charitable giving in America is our churches.The great majority of Americans report on surveys that they believe in God and that they will never vote for an atheist candidate for public office, (5) and
    • Religion continues to grow dramatically in most parts of the world outside Europe and America.

    Thus, despite his brilliance, John Dewey, like many before and after him, severely underestimated the staying power of religion.


    1. It was published by Yale University Press in 1934, runs for a mere 87 pages, and is based on his Terry Lectures at Yale University.
    2. a) Dewey acknowledged, however, that some believers – "fundamentalists" - are immune to science. (p. 63)b) Dewey felt that the decline in religiosity in society was reflected in the increase in the role of secular institutions vis-à-vis religious ones. (pp. 61-62) (For example, Super Bowl XLVI, played on Sunday, February 5, 2012, captured a record TV audience of 111.5 million and produced billions of dollars in wagering. Super Bowl Sunday is not the only Sunday when religion takes a back seat to secular interests.)c) Dewey also rejected the view advanced by some believers that science and religion are not really at odds because they are distinct paths to truth, the former illuminating the natural realm, the latter illuminating the spiritual one. (p. 34) He wrote: There is but one sure road of access to truth – the road of patient, cooperative inquiry operating by means of observation, experiment, record and controlled reflection. (p. 32) For Dewey, the method of science is the only reliable path to knowledge and religious claims are no longer tenable. (p. 34) Dewey would have been highly critical of the late Harvard paleontologist, Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002), who supported the compatibility of science and religion in his book Rock of Ages, published in 1999. Gould referred to science and religion as "non-overlapping magisteria.
    3. The percentage of atheists in American may be as high as 20%, depending on which study one uses. Virtually all studies show that the percentage in Europe is much higher.
    4. The Pew Forum in recent years has published a series of studies which confirm these trends. Also, a Gallup poll in 1937 showed that 73% of Americans reported church membership; a recent one shows a drop to 63% to 65%. Of those claiming church membership, only one-third report regular church attendance.
    5. A March 2007 Newsweek poll reveals that 62% of Americans wouldn't vote for an atheist.

    © 2012 Tom Shipka


              Veteran cycling journalist William Fotheringham bids adieu to Tour de France after more than a quarter of a century        

    William Fotheringham, one of Britain’s longest standing and most admired cycling writers, has filed his final stage report on the Tour de France – for the time being at least – as he bid ‘au revoir’ to the race after covering 26 editions over almost three decades.

    He announced his farewell in an article published yesterday on the Guardian’s website, and was taken aback by the reaction to the news from professional colleagues, fans of the race and even former world champion Mark Cavendish.

    His blog post for the Guardian yesterday had the title, Tour de France: why I am bidding au revoir to the greatest race of all, and that choice of French phrase by someone who graduated from Cambridge in the language is no accident.

    It’s clear from the dozens upon dozens of messages Fotheringham has received on Twitter that he was equally as respected as his reports of the race were eagerly anticipated (and even after watching a stage live, it was always illuminating to read up on his take of it, and his reporting of the aftermath).

    “I will return to the race, I would hope, but not as a full-time, daily reporter, which is what I have been for 26 of the past 27 Tours – 20 of them completed in full – with all the stimulus, constraints, rewards and stress that role entails,” he wrote.

    “I won’t be on the road next year; if and when I return it will be at a time of my choosing, to write about it in a different and equally rewarding way. I would hope it will be for the Guardian, but that particular decision can wait.”

    His time following the Tour de France encompasses more than a quarter of a century in which both cycling, and the way the sport is followed and reported on, have undergone huge changes.

    Back in 1990, the first year Fotheringham covered the race, if you missed the Channel 4 highlights show, the morning papers were the next best way to follow it but there certainly wasn’t the same depth of coverage that British success over the past decade has brought about.

    Copy would be phoned in or perhaps sent by fax if a machine were available, with a strict word count. And as Fotheringham recounts, the race had an intimacy, a connection between the racers and the men writing about them that has been eroded over the years as the event has assumed truly global status.

    It’s a far cry from 2017 when multiple outlets report each stage live, the whole of each stage is shown on TV as it happens, reports can be published online within minutes of a stage finishing, British riders are enjoying unprecedented success and the sport is booming in the UK.

    In his blog post, Fotheringham recalls some of the more memorable episodes of his time chasing the Tour de France – including, in 2008, the first of 30 stage wins by Mark Cavendish, whose newspaper column he ghosted that year, leading to the gloriously self-indulgent front-page headline of Guardian man wins Tour de France stage.

    To be honest, if Geraint Thomas were still contributing to our Tour de France previews on road.cc, as he did back in his early days at Team Sky, we’d have been tempted to follow suit after the Welshman's victory in this year’s opening stage.

    Fotheringham wrote: “My favourite remains a time trial in 2001 or so, following Jacky Durand (who knows why): Dudu’s bars came loose, he had no team car with him, but we happened to have an allen‑key set – the best thing about the Tour being that such a thing could probably happen even now."

    In conclusion, he said: “It has been a good race this year; massive events such as Peter Sagan’s eviction, a wealth of attacking, and a tense – if slightly sterile – battle for the yellow jersey. It had its undercurrent of controversy but we are used to that now.

    “I am far from looking at the race with the ‘tired eyes’ Jacques Goddet said reporters displayed when they slammed his 1968 Tour. And that, as much as anything, is why now is time for something else in July.”

    We’re guessing there are some things he won’t miss about the race, however, and that's even before one starts to consider how many jambon et fromage baguettes an on-the-road journo may have gone through in more than a quarter of a century  – which, by the way, based on three and a half weeks on each edition is getting on for two years of his life.

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              Mistakes Were Made (but not by me)        

    In 2006 Oprah Winfrey endorsed a book by James Frey which was purported to be a memoir of his drug addiction and recovery. It was entitled A Million Little Pieces. Oprah's endorsement made the book an instant best-seller. As time passed an investigative website called "The Smoking Gun" and a journalist named Richard Cohen showed that Frey's story was fabricated. Initially Oprah reasserted her support for Frey. (1) The fact is that Oprah had been duped but she was intent on justifying her original decision and her credibility despite the facts. Remarkably, though, she made a 180 degree turnabout, publicly declared that Frey was a liar, apologized to the journalist, and chastised Frey in front of a national TV audience. (2)

    Do most of us show the courage and candor which Oprah showed? No, say Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson, psychologists and co-authors of a book entitled Mistakes Were Made (but not by me). Their book draws from hundreds of research studies of how people deal with their mistakes. It shows that most of us, to maintain our confidence and self-esteem, routinely fail to admit our mistakes and reject information that questions our beliefs, decisions, or preferences. We thrive on self-justification at the expense of the truth.
    Early in the book, Tavris and Aronson cite a well-known recent example of a failure to admit mistakes. (3) The Bush administration sold the invasion of Iraq to the nation and the Congress on two principal claims, that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction and that he aided and abetted international terrorism. Both proved to be groundless. Not only did the White House fail to acknowledge this, but it shifted to new justifications for the invasion. (4) President Bush continues to assert his confidence in the wisdom of his decisions about Iraq to this day.

    Tavris and Aronson show how bias, distortion of the past, and self-justification infiltrate all of our relationships, personal and professional. One of the most illuminating chapters is on marriage. It should be mandatory reading for all couples planning to start or end a marriage. The authors point out that stable, lasting marriages are only possible when a person is able "to put empathy for the partner ahead of defending their own territory" and able "to listen to the partner's criticisms, concerns, and suggestions undefensively." (5) Tavris and Aronson marshal persuasive evidence that successful marriages have "a ratio of five times as many positive interactions (such as expressions of love, affection and humor) to negative ones (such as expressions of annoyance and complaints)." (6) Once the "magic ratio" dips below 5 to 1, the marriage is in trouble. (7)

    As one reads this book, one wonders if people can let go of self-justification and admit mistakes? The authors insist that we can and they furnish impressive examples of public figures who have done so. They tell us that the first steps to success are being aware of the tendency to self-justify (8) and reminding ourselves regularly that we are fallible. (9)


     

    1. Oprah said, "The underlying message of redemption in James Frey's memoir still resonates with me..." and she blamed any problems on the publisher. See Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson, Mistakes Were Made (but not by me), Harcourt Books, 2007, p. 214. All references are to this book.
    2. Page 215.
    3. Pages 18-19.
    4. The new justifications included "getting rid of a 'very bad guy,' fighting terrorists, promoting peace in the Middle East, bringing democracy to Iraq, increasing American security, and finishing 'the task (our troops) gave their lives for'." On the claim that the U.S. is in Iraq to fight terrorists, a report issued by sixteen U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that "the occupation of Iraq had actually increased Islamic radicalism and the risk of terrorism." Page 3.
    5. Page 180.
    6. Page 173.
    7. Page 173.
    8. They write: "The need to reduce dissonance is a universal mental mechanism, but that doesn't mean we are doomed to be controlled by it. Human beings may not be eager to change, but we have the ability to change, and the fact that many of our self-protective delusions and blind spots are built into the way the brain works is no justification for not trying... An appreciation of how dissonance works, in ourselves and others, gives us some ways to override our wiring. And protect us from those who can't." (Pages 222-223).
    9. Page 228.

    © 2008 Tom Shipka


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              Commenti su “Noi occidentali abbiamo l’obbligo di diventare vegani”. (Intervista a Leonardo Caffo) di Enrico S.        
    «Sì, noi occidentali, se vogliamo vivere una vita giusta, abbiamo l’obbligo di diventare vegani. » Dubito fortemente che riusciremo a vivere una vita 'giusta', nel senso universale che intende Caffo. Le variabili che ci trascinano in senso ingiusto sono infinite, e quelle che dipendono da noi stessi si intersecano invariabilmente con quelle indipendenti o eteroimposte. La 'giustizia' o giustezza quindi è mera utopia, e data l'assoluta relatività del concetto (quello che è giusto per alcuni può esserlo meno per altri) non so nemmeno se o quanto possa essere auspicabile. Certo non è auspicabile quell' «obbligo» a cui Caffo fa esplicito riferimento, sia pure nella sua ottica di giustezza astratta. Perciò gli auguro di cuore che niente e nessuno lo obblighi a rinunciare alle sue convinzioni vegane. Io, dal canto mio, quando sento simili esortazioni da 'illuminati' proselitisti, metto mano all'apriscatole.
              The Great Dribble Bib Swap!!! Are You In?        


    So, right now many of us are currently knee-deep in our Me-Made-May challenges. If you are, I hope you're having a fun and illuminating time. I'm not wishing the month away, but I must admit that each year, when May comes to an end and the challenge is over, I always feel some loss, mostly for the connections and community that are created during May. Well, this year I've decided to try something new-to-me, something that also might fill that Me-Made void when June rolls around: I'm hosting a sewing swap!

    This swap is aimed at new or expecting parents, or the friends, siblings, colleagues etc. of new or expecting parents, who are up for sewing and then posting a baby's dribble bib, and to receive one made by someone else in return.

    Why dribble bibs? Well, it seems like there are a lot of sewing bloggers and Instagramers around the world who have either recently had a baby (mine is seven months old now but I view anything up to a year as 'recent'!), or have one on the way. I thought this might be a nice way to connect with each other, reaching out in sleepless solidarity by sending each other a low-energy little project. Obviously, new parents or about-to-be-new parents don't have heaps of time to sew, but finding a scrap of time to do so can be really beneficial to mental health (I've found), so this might be a great motivation to find that spec of time! But this sewing swap really is open to anyone, not just parents, who has a baby in their life, or is about to.

    If you would like to take part, then please email me (sozoblog at g mail dot com) with your name, address (this is a global swap) and whether you require a bib for a boy, girl or unisex (if your expecting and don't know the gender) by 30th May. I'll then email you the details of who you'll be making a bib for by 1st June. You will have the entire month to create a dribble bib (as opposed to a bib for protecting clothes when eating) and pop it in the post by the end of the month. I'll use a random number generator to assign who will send a bib to whom, so it'll be nice if you include your name when you send the bib so the recipient will know who made it.

    Aside from being assigned a gender/gender-neutral, the style or design is totally up to you, but please make it big enough to fit a baby up to year old or thereabouts. If you are stuck for inspiration, then I've collated some ideas on this Pinterest board, which also includes links to some free bib patterns and tutorials (and you can find my dribble bib tutorial here).

    Frankie has recently pushed out all four front teeth AT THE SAME TIME, so it's dribble aplenty round these parts. I really hope that some lovely sewers/sewists take me up on this so we can send each other some awesome dribble catchers! Oh, and I'm totally new to hosting a swap like this, so if there's something you think I've missed then please let me know.
              The Pseudoscientists Episode 126: Now That’s What I Call a Plasma Weapon        

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    Sarah and Jack go all-out depressing on this episode - it's a sad, sad world. Who shot down flight MH17? Was it an Illuminati plot? How are ants impacting climate change? Why will the Great Barrier Reef be not-so-great in a couple of decades? And what's the deal with apes?
              The Harlem Renaissance and the Idea of a New Negro Reader        
    August, 2016

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    978-1-62534-200-3

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    Shawn Anthony Christian is associate professor of English, African American, and American studies at Wheaton College.
    Christian, Shawn Anthony

    Pub date (e-book): 

    March, 2017

    ISBN (e-book): 

    978-1-61376-447-3
    Investigates the development of African American readers

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    Many scholars have written about the white readers and patrons of the Harlem Renaissance, but during the period many black writers, publishers, and editors worked to foster a cadre of African American readers, or in the poet Sterling Brown’s words, a “reading folk.” Black newspapers featured columns that reviewed the latest African American fiction. Magazines held writing contests to urge black readers to participate in the literary culture.
    Wed, 08/10/2016
    "Christian has produced an impeccably researched and illuminating study of reading and writing during the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance and the Idea of a New Negro Reader has great appeal for general readers interested in the Harlem Renaissance, the black press, literature of the twenties and thirties, and print culture studies."—Verner Mitchell, author of This Waiting for Love: Helene Johnson, Poet of the Harlem Renaissance

    "Through insightful analysis of newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and even a course syllabus from James Weldon Johnson, Christian reveals an eager black reading public. Recommended."—Choice

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              A Manner of Being        
    January, 2016

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    978-1-62534-181-5

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    November, 2015

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    Poets & Writers Best Books for Writers
    Annie Liontas received an MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University. She is author of the novel Let Me Explain You.

    Jeff Parker is assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His most recent books include Where Bears Roam the Streets and Erratic Fire, Erratic Passion.

    Price (paper) $: 

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    Liontas, Annie, and Jeff Parker, eds.

    ISBN (e-book): 

    978-1-61376-436-7
    Writers on Their Mentors
    Lineage I
    Tobias Wolff on John L’Heureux
    Douglas Unger on Raymond Carver, John Irving, and Richard Stern
    George Saunders on Douglas Unger and Tobias Wolff
    Adam Levin on George Saunders
     
    Schoolhouse
    Aimee Bender on Judith Grossman and Geoffrey Wolff
    Mary Caponegro on John Hawkes
    James Franco on School
    Lee Montgomery on Five Mentors
    Carmen Maria Machado on Kevin Brockmeier and
    Michelle Huneven
    Leonid Kostyukov on Anatoly Kim
    Scott Laughlin on Alberto de Lacerda
    Davy Rothbart on Charles Baxter
    Jedediah Berry on William Weaver
    C. Dale Young on Donald Justice
    Maya Lang on Ron DeMaio
    Mecca Jamilah Sullivan on Amy
    Peter Meinke on Robert “Bobo” Rudd and Mrs. Maureen Vanderbilt
    Stefan Kiesbye on Irving Feldman
    Michael Martone on John Barth
     
    Outliers
    Richard Poplak on Fabian Cancellara’s Legs
    Diane Cook on Ira Glass
    Mary Gaitskill on the Old Guy
    Kevin Canty on Harry Crews
    Rodrigo Rey Rosa on Paul Bowles
    Ken Babstock on Three Builders
    Aleksandr Skidan on Boris Ostanin
    Tony D’Souza on the Exquisite Lady
    Byron Case on L.
    Henry Rollins on Hubert Selby, Jr.
    Sheila Heti on Susan Roxborough
    Mikhail Iossel on Gilbert Sorrentino
    Edie Meidav on Peter Matthiessen
    Megan Mayhew Bergman on Tammy White
    Polina Barskova on the Teacher
    Rosemary Sullivan on Leonora Carrington and P. K. Page
     
    Lineage II
    Padgett Powell on Donald Barthelme
    Mike Spry on Padgett Powell
    Sam Lipsyte on Gordon Lish
    Noy Holland on Gordon Lish
    Christine Schutt on Elizabeth Hardwick
     
    Tough Love
    Deb Olin Unferth on John Probes
    Erica Dawson on Mary Jo Salter
    Nick Flynn on Philip Levine
    Roy Kesey on Robert Day
    Sabina Murray on Valerie Martin
    Rui Zink on Alberto Pimenta
    Anya Groner on Beth Ann Fennelly
    Dawn Raffel on Her Grandmother
    Pam Houston on Martha Washington
     
    No Mentor Here
    Paisley Rekdal on No One
    Christine Hume on Some Teachers
    Tibor Fischer on a Mentor Missed
    Tony Hoagland on Rejecting Your Mentors
     
    Interventions
    Stephen Elliott on Surrounding Yourself with the People
    You Most Wish to Become
    Josip Novakovich on Terrence Malick
    Maaza Mengiste on Breyten Breytenbach
    Alissa Nutting on Kate Bernheimer
    Jon Paul Fiorentino on Robert Kroetsch
    Nathan Deuel on William T. Vollmann
    Peter Trachtenberg on James McCourt
    George Singleton on Fred Chappell
    Jay Parini on Gore Vidal
    Frank X. Gaspar on Donald Drury
     
    Lineage III
    Tayari Jones on Ron Carlson
    Ron Carlson on David Kranes
    Arthur Flowers on John O. Killens
    Annie Liontas on Arthur Flowers
    Writers recall those who showed them the way

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    What do the punk singer Henry Rollins, the Guatemalan writer Rodrigo Rey Rosa, the American authors Tobias Wolff, Tayari Jones, and George Saunders, the Canadian writer Sheila Heti, and the Russian poet Polina Barskova have in common? At some point they all studied the art of writing deeply with someone.
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    "What the writers share of their mentors, and what their mentors shared with them, makes for a fascinating work on writing and the student-teacher relationship."—Publishers Weekly

    "The book does offer arresting memories and useful advice on navigating the writing life."—Kirkus

    "A collection of snapshots from the past few decades documenting how a variety of writers have found or been given guidance from other writers, both in and out of writing programs. Many different approaches are represented here, from line editors to more mystic sages, from teachers turned life coaches to teachers who did most of their work in the classroom or campus office. In gathering these tributes to mentors, this volume gives us some idea not so much of what students look for in a teacher, but of what they remember, and why it’s important to them."—Peter Turchi, author of A Muse and A Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic

    "Liontas (Let Me Explain You) and Parker (English, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Where Bears Roam the Streets) bring together a series of stories and vignettes by writers for writers on the power of mentorship and the myriad ways in which literary and nonliterary guides support, influence, encourage, and serve to provide much-needed reality checks. The included pieces are at times warm, insightful, and amusing, while always staying true to the spirit of the unique relationship between mentor and mentee. Divided into eight sections, the stories fall into categories dedicated to literary “lineages,” schoolhouse mentors, outliers, tough love, writers without mentors, and those in need of intervention; each contribution can be read as a stand-alone account, or taken as part of the greater whole. VERDICT These insider stories, recounting, the experiences of beginning writers, poets, and MFA students alike, will resonate with those following a similar path."—Library Journal

    "A Manner of Being is revealing, often touching, frequently joyful, adding up to evidence of an idea that worked."—National Post, Toronto

    "Funny, tender, illuminating, and with a vast reach (e.g., 'Pam Houston on Martha Washington,' 'James Franco on School'), this collection is splendid in every way."—Booklist

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              Knowing, Seeing, Being        
    February, 2016

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    978-1-62534-179-2

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    February, 2016

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    978-1-62534-180-8

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    28.95
    Jennifer L. Leader is a professor in the American Language Department at Mt. San Antonio College.
    Leader, Jennifer L.

    ISBN (e-book): 

    978-1-61376-437-4
    Jonathan Edwards, Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, and the American Typological Tradition
    Reconsiders the imaginations of major American poets and their literary traditions

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    Scholars no longer see Jonathan Edwards as the fire-and-brimstone preacher who deemed his parishioners “sinners in the hands of an angry god.” Edwards now figures as caring and socially conscious and exerts increased influence as a philosopher of the American school of Protestantism. In this study, he becomes the progenitor of an alternative tradition in American letters.
    Wed, 02/10/2016

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    "A ground-breaking contribution to scholarship on three major writers and their roles in American Protestant poetics. It will introduce typology into literary conversations in a fresh and illuminating way while deepening appreciation for poetry."—Jane Donahue Eberwein, author of Dickinson: Strategies of Limitation and editor of An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia

    "This is a very important book. Not only does it revive scholarly interest in the literary legacies of Edwards, it clarifies those legacies by showing that they survived not merely in a diffuse way among the Transcendentalists, but in a more specific way among writers raised in Reformed and Edwardsean church contexts in which the typological interpretation of reality, informed by the interpretation of Scripture, remained alive and well into the late modern period."—Jonathan Edwards Center

    "This approach, then, suggests a new lens––a grounding in Reformed thought––through which to see not only Edwards but also the writings of Dickinson and Moore. This lens allows us to see in each their engagement with categories of beauty, being, and virtue. Having pointed us to such seemingly diverse figures in American literature, and finding these profound commonalities, we can only wonder what other figures might be brought into this conversation with as much profit and illumination."—Jonathan Edwards Studies

    "By uncovering the typological traditions of these three American authors, Leader is pushingback against the 'Perry Miller school of thought,' which 'erased epistemological categories that might delineate and juxtapose currents of religious philosophy beyond the Transcendental.' She argues that Edwards’s relational ontology provides an alternative American model to Emerson’s Neoplatonic 'Correspondences,' and uses the theories of Emmanuel Levinas and Jean-Luc Marion to make sense of the connections between these writers."—American Literature
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              While Summer Lasts        
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              Gal Gadot and Connie Nielsen Wonder Woman movie costumes on display...        
    Wonder Woman fans rejoice, the Amazonian warrior's solo movie is finally here. After her illuminating performance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gal Gadot dons the bullet-deflecting bracelets, tiara, golden lasso and boots of 'Diana' the warrior princess to tell the superheroine's origin story set during World War I.
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    This costume exhibit from the movie directed by Patty Jenkins was photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on May 31, 2017.

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    Lindy Hemming was Costume Director on Wonder Woman's solo debut, and she's no stranger to the DC Comics Universe after designing costumes for The Dark Knight Trilogy.

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    Before she becomes Wonder Woman, 'Diana' is raised to be an unconquerable warrior until an American WWI pilot (Chris Pine) crashes on their shores and enlightens her about the war engulfing the world outside.

    Fans of the DC Comics heroine and pop culture icon can also check out Wonder Woman's costume in more detail how it looks under that black furry cloak from her previous cinematic outing in Dawn of Justice (although her WW belt logo design looks more golden this time).

    Queen Hippolyta costume worn by Connie Nielsen
    in Wonder Woman
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    In the film Connie Nielsen plays the mother of Princess Diana, Queen of the Amazons and ruler of sheltered island paradise of Themyscira.

    Fans of the actress can also check out these Connie Nielsen movie costumes from Gladiator.

    I know that these outfits have been featured at Comic-Con and retailer events, but it's always cool to see these fabulous costumes in person and see the craftsmanship, materials and detail up close, especially for the new characters we've not seen on-screen before.

    Stay tuned for Robin Wright and Chris Pine's movie costumes from Wonder Woman too.

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    Go further behind-the-scenes with this book: Wonder Woman: The Art and Making of the Film

              An unbiased book about technology and religion from Audacious Rock by        
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    Title:
    Angels And Demons
    Author:
    Dan Brown
    ISBN:
    0552150738
    Rating:
    5 out of 5 stars

    You would think that a book about religion and technology would involve a lot of science bashing or heretic thought. That's where my fascination for this book came in. I have to admit that when I bought the book, I bought it purely for its title (which is "Illuminati" in german). As I started reading though, I discovered that this book tries (and succeeds) in showing that there is a way for science and religion to co-exist.

    I won't go into too much plot detail here, since you should definitly read this book anyway, but suffice to say that the plot twists and turns and keeps you guessing at ever point. I have read my fair share of twisty books, but this one actually made me guess completely wrong, until I gave up in the end and just waited for the next plot line to turn around 180 degrees.

    The book is written at a nice, fast pace and visits some of rome's most interesting and well known locations, such as the St. Peter's Basilica and the Piazza Navona. You have the feeling of being taken on a thrill ride that just won't stop. I have been to Rome recently and of course, checked all the locations described in the book, which Dan Brown claims are all authentic. They are! I've been to all the churches on the Path of Illumination and they really exist and look like in the book.

    All in all this an extremely well researched book, which can be read for either its entertainment value as a racy thriller or as a balanced look at the century old battle between the church and science, and it even gives us a middle way.
    The only downside to this book are the characters. For my part, I found Robert Langdon slightly unbelievable and Vittoria was not developed throughout the book. Apart from that this book is a cracking read! Recommended to all!


              Magic and Love        






    Roald Dahl once said: "And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."

    I didn't realize it at the time, but one of the magics in my life had been in my dog Kona.

    We started the year with a perfectly clean bill of health for her at the vet.  In fact, the vet couldn't even believe Kona was just two months shy of 14 years of age.  He thought she was closer to 8 to 10 at the time.  Kona did have a minor limp in her leg but upon examination, the vet couldn't find anything wrong and chalked it up to her simply getting older, maybe experiencing a little arthritis.

    By May, it was obvious that a lump was starting to form on her lower leg joint.  Took her in to be checked out and they did xrays. The worst was confirmed and she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma.  My heart dropped.  I felt like my world had suddenly come crashing down around me.  I attempted to pull myself together and asked the vet what we could do for her.  Not much he said.  Given her age and arthritis, chemo and / or amputation are not feasible.  I asked how long he thought Kona had.  At the time he felt maybe six months.

    Bone cancer in dogs is a cruel and insidious disease.  It creeps up silently, almost benignly, and by the time it whispers hello, it is often too late to do much in the way of treatment, depending on the health and age of the dog.  It's often called the slowly exploding bone, and for just reason.

    As Kona's lump grew, and it grew rapidly going from a pea size to basically an egg size inside of 2-3 months, she was having more and more difficulty getting around.  She would avoid walking as much as possible.

    Yet her spirit remained unwavering and strong.  She continued to boss the others in the pack around and her appetite remained good even up to the final day.





    I hired an animal communicator in July to make sure I was doing everything I possibly could for Kona within my meager resources and power.  I was reassured I was doing all I could for her and Kona gave a pretty close time frame as to when she thought she'd be ready to go.  It was an illuminating session in other ways too.  One that left me feeling a wide range of emotions but mostly relief.  Relief that I was doing all I could and that Kona knew how deeply I loved her, to the depths of my soul and beyond.  It was also heartbreaking in some ways but these two sessions I had with the AC also allowed Kona and I to communicate in a way that I can't even do justice in putting into words.  It made me feel even closer to her and reminded me of my instinctive feeling that Kona and I had been on journeys before.  That this was another journey and that we'll have more journeys together in the future.  In other words, we were soul mates.

    Some people have a hard time understanding the human / animal connection.  Some don't think of animals as being sentient or of having souls.  But as Anatole France said "Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened."






    From the moment I met Kona, there was an instant connection and we shared journey together that lasted just over 14 years.  She saw the good, the bad, and the ugly.  She was there to comfort me when my grandmother passed away and I was on the floor bawling.  She just sat quietly by my side, watching over me, and comforting me.

    She was my magic in this life.  She opened me to love.  Research has shown that people who have been abused, or have experienced trauma in whatever way and have a challenging time connecting with other humans oftentimes connect more readily and easily with animals.  Love is a universal and inter species language, emotion, and energy.  So however and wherever you can experience love is a magical thing.

    She was my rock.  She helped me to realize I have the strength to get through whatever I face.  And even when I felt I just didn't have any strength left, she was there to remind me that I'm stronger than I think I am and more courageous that I give myself credit for.

    I released her to the Rainbow Bridge on Monday, July 29th.  We had one last session together with the AC a few days prior and Kona let me know it was her time.

    Part of unconditionally loving another soul is knowing when to let go, regardless of how much you want them to stay.  Kona was terrified when I put her on the table.  She was trembling all over.  It was as if a part of her didn't want to leave, but she knew she couldn't live in this dimension any longer in the shape she was in.  As painful as it was, I pushed aside my own fears and selfishness and I comforted her, talked to her, and maintained eye contact with her until the contents of the syringe mercifully released her from her physical pains and limitations.

    It was a powerful, bittersweet, and heartbreaking moment we shared as her soul lifted away and I was left burying my face in her warm fur, feeling like my whole world had just shattered into a million pieces.

    Someone posted on their FB wall the other day a picture of a woman with her dog and it said "I wish the Rainbow Bridge had visiting hours."

    They do.  Any time.  In your mind, your heart, your soul, and in your dreams.  Any time I want to visit Kona, I go there.  I talk to her every day.  I also shed tears every day.  I miss her every second of every day.  But she's here.  I may not feel her presence, but I know she's here.  She's in my soul and I know she listens to every word I say and I always feel the love between us.

    That's the magic of it.  Any time you want to visit someone who is no longer around, you can visit them in your mind.  Like a book can transport you to places or events, your mind can instantly reunite you with your best friend.  Daily, Kona and I take walks on the beach or just sit and just be.  Daily I tell her how much I miss her and love her.

    She said she'll be back.  Next winter some time.  Whether one believes in reincarnation or not (I do) I look forward to seeing her again.  And what a reunion it'll be!


    Until then, I have more than enough love in my heart for my other dogs.  Many dogs have had a piece of my heart.  But Kona will always have my soul.

    I've been blessed beyond measure because of Kona.  One doesn't need money to feel rich.  With Kona, I felt like the richest woman in the world :-)

    See you soon my sweet Kona Bear.








    We are all magical.  We are all love.

    Happy New Year!

    P.S.  The Dolphin's Wink is now on Facebook!



              2015 Nissan GT-R         



    Nissan will also unveil the updated 2014 GT-R  at the Tokyo Motor Show.The refreshed model brings a series of upgrades that give it a more comfortable ride, more refinement and a more upscale interior.
      The GT-R’s suspension has been fine-tuned to reduce load fluctuation between the four wheels, providing better stability and more consistent grip. Nissan has also optimized the electronic control of the shock-absorber valves and modified the front stabilizer spring rates and bush link, giving the car an enhanced road-holding capability.

    On the inside, the new model year car comes with a choice of three color schemes including a new pale ivory trim option. The steering wheel gets a leather wrap, while the part-aniline leather seats are feature stitched accents. Less noise enters the cabin even at high speeds thanks to optimized insulation and acoustic tuning.
     
    Other updates include the reduction of minute vibrations and road noise, the addition of new Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT standard tires.
    The brakes have also been retuned for a more firm and linear response at everyday speeds, making smooth braking more intuitive. Moreover, steering is now easier to use during in-town maneuvers.
     
    In terms of styling,Nissan GT-R features new LED headlights with AFS (Adaptive Front lighting System) and a distinctive "lightning" motif, while the four-ring taillights now form coherent circles of illumination.The GT-R also gains a new body color called Gold Flake Red Pearl, featuring microscopic gold-tinted glass flakes infused into the red paint. Nissan also offers an optional carbon rear wing, which is attached to a carbon trunk lid that weighs half than the standard trunk lid.


    By Dan Mihalascu

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              2010 Jaguar XFR        
    Challenging the rules and standing out from the crowd, the new XFR fuses sports car styling and high-performance with the refinement and sophistication of a luxury sedan.

    It is a defining example of Jaguar’s dedication to creating beautiful fast cars-and with a magnificent new engine, that are quite simply the best ever setting new standards across the board.
    When it was introduced last year, the all-new XFR was soon recognized as a dramatic expression of a bold new Jaguar design language.  It also soon became apparent that here as a car where the driving experience exceeded the expectations created by the striking exterior styling.


    Now, the new XFR takes this driving experience to new levels, shifting the balance even further towards dynamic super high performance while still retaining the XF’s core values as a refined and luxurious sports sedan.


    Power comes from an all-new 5.0 liter DOHC direct-injected V8 with an integrated roots-type twin vortex supercharger utilizing twin-intercoolers that generates 510hp and 461lb.ft. of torque.
    Immediately recognizable thanks to unique 20X9in Nevis alloy wheels with Jaguar Supercharged engraving and wrapped with Dunlop’s finest ultra-high-performance tires, a new front end design with a centered mesh grille with the Jaguar’s growling signature head, beautifully formed lamp clusters with Bi-Xenon adaptive headlamps, revised lower chrome air intake, side intakes to cool down the giant 14.9in. internally ventilated discs clamped with six-piston calipers, two working hood louvers, front fender heat extractors, four polished tailpipes, an aerodynamically functional rear spoiler, coupe-like profile with a slingshot C-pillar surrounded by a thick chrome strip, and deeper side sills, the new 2010 XFR is also the first XF to carry ‘R’ badging.


    This new mighty engine gives the XFR a 0-60mph time of only 4.7sec.  More relevant in everyday driving, an excellent indicator of the XFR’s great flexibility is the time it takes to accelerate from 50-70mph, just 1.9sec.
    Sound quality is a key characteristic of all Jaguars and is one particular aspect that customers relish. 

    The new XFR has received special attention to deliver the required V8 intake sound character commonly absent on supercharged engines.  Intake manifold pressure pulsations are fed into an acoustic filter at the rear of the engine that is tuned to ‘tenor C’, with the output from the filter ducted into the cabin.  The filter is controlled by the engine management system which allows the acoustics to enter the cabin only under certain conditions, such as when the engine is accelerating hard, thus maintaining the desired sound quality at all times.  It is music to any performance enthusiast’s ears!


    Mated to the more powerful supercharged engine is an enhanced version of Jaguar’s acclaimed ZF 6HP28 electronically controlled, six-speed automatic transmission.  Additional clutch plates and an upgraded torque converter are added to the XFR model to facilitate the extra power.

    Enhancing the enjoyment and thrilling ride offered by the new XFR is fully independent suspension, control arms, coil springs, gas-charged shocks and anti-roll bar up front with a multi-link rear that features coil springs, gas-charged shocks and an anti-roll bar.  The new changes to the XFR’s chassis dynamics come from two new advanced technologies, Adaptive Dynamics and Active Differential Control, which gives a more comfortable, and controlled ride when needed or by turning off the system you can let the rear slide when slicing through steep curving roads.


    Active Differential Control (ADC) with traction-only functionality and handling functionality is an electronically controlled alternative to the traditional, wholly mechanical differential, offering more subtle control strategies.

    ADC can vary its locking torque (and therefore the proportion of torque to each driven wheel) depending on surface conditions and power applied.  Its control strategies optimize traction at each wheel, improving acceleration on low-grip surfaces while also enhancing cornering ability.  ADC has no adverse effect on either refinement or stability-where the traditional, mechanical differential can compromise stability under hard applications of power, demanding more corrective input from the driver.  Whereas a mechanical differential is permanently active, the XFR’s new ADC system is switched off when not required, so unlike the mechanical alternative, it does not risk undesirable understeer, and creates no issues with noise, vibration or harshness (NVH) at low speeds.

    The differential is operated by an internal electric motor and ‘ball-and-ramp’ mechanism, and contains a multi-plate clutch, which transmits or ‘vectors’ torque to the wheel with the most grip.  The multi-plate clutch assembly is designed to prevent excessive differential slip, but differs fundamentally from a conventional traction control which uses the brakes to counteract slip after it has occurred.


    Adaptive Dynamics (AD) is a highly sophisticated active damping system which automatically adjusts suspension damper settings to suit both road conditions and the way in which the car is being driven.  By removing the need for compromise between a fixed, softer setting for ride comfort and a fixed, firmer setting for tauter body control and handling, AD allows the balance between rides and handling to be optimized whatever the circumstances.  Unlike earlier systems with only a small number of steps in the damper settings, it offers a progressively variable damping strategy between wide extremes, to deliver a comfortable but sporty ride with impressively sharp handling responses to your inputs.

    The three primary functions of AD are to control vertical movement, roll rate and pitch rate of the body.  It does this by analyzing induced body motions one hundred times a second, and setting each damper to an appropriate level in order to maintain a constant and level body attitude, thereby optimizing control without compromising ride.  Also one hundred times a second, it predicts the roll-rate due to steering inputs, and selectively increases damping forces to reduce that roll rate-improving handling feel and driver confidence-as well as analyzing fore and aft pitch rates due to throttle and braking inputs, and again varies damping forces to reduce pitch, further improving comfort and control.

    Additionally, AD improves ride by monitoring wheel position five hundred times a second and automatically increases damping rate as the suspension approaches the limits of its travel.  Similarly, it controls wheel ‘hop’ by varying damping to move any wheel out of a natural bouncing frequency, again benefitting ride comfort, handling and even grip.

    The new XFR also features Handling functionality, which is unique in this class.  In conjunction with the DSC Off option and JaguarDrive Control with Dynamic Mode, this supplements all the advantages of Traction Only Functionality with a number of more driver-focused dynamic characteristics.  Dynamic Mode modifies the throttle, stability and transmission parameters, and also modifies the AD responses.

    The combination of ADC and Dynamic mode with DSX Off allows controllable power-on oversteer, and improves off-throttle stability, allowing quicker, more spirited cornering when you want to take the new XFR to its limits of adhesion.  It can also improve stability in situations such as an emergency lane-change maneuver at high speed and, in combination with DSC, reduce the brake interventions which the more enthusiastic driver might see as intrusive. 

    So working with DSC, the TCS traction control system and ABS braking function, ADC can significantly improve overall vehicle performance, and provide even more precise driving feel.  It is amazing how quickly the XFR reacts to my inputs at the wheel and at the throttle when the systems are turned on or off.  It is the perfect combination of electronic intervention when wanted and when no wanted to take the XFR to its limits with no electronic intervention.  The perfect Jaguar!


    Improving handling and response even more is the new ‘fast ratio’ steering rack, and additionally benefits from the further improvement front-to-rear aerodynamic balance offered by a new rear spoiler and deep front bumper.  The wider stance, lower chassis height and its low overall aerodynamic drag coefficient of only 0.29 contributes to both low wind noise and inherent high-speed stability.  Contributing even more is the already stiff body shell, the stiffest in its class, is a new rear subframe, a trunk cross-brace and a front cross brace.

    Quickly and safely slowing the new XFR down from speed are massive 14.9in. front and 13.6in. internally ventilated power brakes.  The front discs are clamped with 6-piston calipers while the rear features four-piston calipers.  Enhancing braking power and control are standard ABS, Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Force Distribution.  The pedal feel is very linear, a solid feel all the way from high speed to stop.  These brakes completed the circle of super-high-performance acceleration and handling prowess.

    The interior cabin truly matches the sportiness, comfort, and luxury under the skin of the new XFR.  It is both modern, individual and uniquely Jaguar and hints at the car’s super-performance.  It features a full soft grain leather interior standard including suede on the pillars and headliner.  An electric sunroof to let in more air and sunlight when desired, and a new Dark Oak veneer set on the dashboard and door trim.  Its new 18X14-way, heated/cooled front adjustable sports seats have newly shaped electrically adjustable squab bolsters for significantly improved lateral support at higher cornering speeds.  Each XFR seat, front and rear, has the ‘R’ logo embroidered on it squab and the front seats have leather seat-back map pockets. 

    The leather-trimmed, heated, power tilting/telescoping, 3-spoke steering wheel feels perfect in your hand and is the right size for quick inputs.  It also features its own ‘R’ logo at the bottom.  The dashboard introduces a unique, dark mesh aluminum finish, and another discreet ‘R’ badge on the passenger side of the instrument panel.  The easy to see instrument cluster’s speedometer and tachometer have the unique sporting signature of red dial pointers and carry the ‘supercharged’ motif.  At startup, the ‘R’ logo appears on the Touch-screen as part of the XFR’s ‘driver handshake’ sequence.


    The XFR is packed with user-friendly technologies such as full shift-by-wire transmission controlled by the JaguarDrive Selector, plus adaptive cruise control with Automatic Speed Limiter plus a radar-based Blind Spot Monitor warning you when there is another vehicle nearby in a different lane, and a rear parking aid TV camera with a clear view of the area behind the car on the Touch Screen while in reverse.  The Touch-screen is now upgraded with on-screen guidance lines that move according to steering wheel angle to indicate the area into which the car will reverse.  The Jaguar navigation system now includes turn-by-turn instructions in the message center.  An Acoustic Laminated Windscreen is also set in place to help lower outside noise levels.

    The XFR also comes with the incredible Bowers & Wilkins 440-watt system with Dolby ProLogic II surround sound and 14 speakers.  The Portable Audio Interface allows simple, direct connection of iPod and MP3 players with full control via the Touch-screen or steering wheel-mounted controls.  JaguarSense allows touch-sensitive operation for the glovebox release and interior lights-and those lights feature soft, Phosphor Blue interior mood lighting with Halo illumination around the key switch packs to ensure easy and positive night-time operation. 

    Digital and SIRIUS satellite radio with HD is also standard.  Other standard equipment not mentioned above includes all-express up/down windows, dual-zone climate control through the Touch-screen, electronic parking brake, variable-rate wipers/washers, center console with three cupholders, storage slots in each door, rear air vents to more directly channel cool or heated air to the rear seats including a pull-down armrest with dual cupholders, self-dimming rearview mirror, 2-person memory seats/outside mirrors, new exterior mirror design offers aerodynamic improvements plus improved functionality with its LED side repeaters, Jaguar signature door scuff plates, thick cut-pile carpeting with front and rear floor mats including the Jaguar logo leaping cat embroidered up front, dual map lamps, grab handles above each door for easy entry/exit and dual, lighted vanity mirrors.

    To keep all safe in the event of a collision is standard safety features including front/rear crush zones, steel beams in each door, tire pressure monitoring system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, driver and front passenger front and side airbags, active head restraints, side curtain airbags for all outboard seats, 3-point safety belts with front pretensioners/load limiters, latch restraint anchor system, and remote security system.

    The new 2010 Jaguar XFR is a ‘tour d’ force’ in super-high-performance driving with elegant, luxury on the inside.  Jaguar has left nothing to the imagination to what a super performing luxury car should be fitted with-a unique, elegant and sporty exterior style, interior refinement on par with any other car in its class, and the powertrain, suspension, and brakes to back it all up.  The Jaguar engineers and designers have accomplished an excellent task of bringing Jaguar’s mid-size sedan up and through ‘world-class’ driving dynamics and interior luxury.  The new 2010 XFR is priced at only $79,150.00.


    SPECIFICATIONS

    Price: MSRP $79,150 As-Tested $79,150

    Type: Large Sedan

    Where Built: England

    EPA Class: Midsize Cars

    Dimensions
    Exterior
    Length: 195.3 in.
    Width: 73.9 in.
    Height: 57.5 in.
    Wheel Base: 114.5 in.
    Curb Weight: 4306 lbs.
    Gross Weight: 5170 lbs.
    Interior
    Front Head Room: 37.1 in.
    Front Shoulder Room: 56.9 in.
    Rear Head Room: 37.6 in.
    Rear Shoulder Room: 56.4 in.
    Front Leg Room: 41.5 in.
    Rear Leg Room: 36.6 in.
    Luggage Capacity: 17.7 cu. ft.
    Maximum Seating: 5

    Performance Data
    Base Number of Cylinders: 8
    Base Engine Size: 5 liters
    Base Engine Type: V8
    Horsepower: 510 hp
    Max Horsepower: 6000 rpm
    Torque: 461 ft-lbs.
    Max Torque: 2500 rpm
    Drive Type: RWD
    Turning Circle: 37.7 ft.
    0-60mph: 4.7 seconds

    Fuel Data
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.4 gal.
    EPA Mileage Estimates: (City/Highway/Combined)
    Automatic: 15 mpg / 21 mpg / 17 mpg
    Range in Miles:
    Automatic: 276 mi. / 386.4 mi. / 312.8 mi



              Were you paying attention? Classical music in 2016 – quiz        

    How many of the classical world’s comings and goings, openings and closings, bouquets and brickbats do you remember from the past 12 months? Try our quiz

    Which one of these pianistic partners did Martha Argerich not play duets with in London this year?

    Daniel Barenboim

    Stephen Kovacevich

    Alberto Portugheis

    Which mezzo-soprano lost her head as Holofernes in a staggering concert performance of Vivaldi's Juditha Triumphans at the Barbican?

    Ann Hallenberg

    Magdalena Kozena

    Delphine Galou

    ‘A civilisation that conserves is one that will decay’ said which composer, whose life and music nonetheless were celebrated throughout the year?

    Pierre Boulez

    John Cage

    Peter Maxwell Davies

    Which operatic anti-hero came to an unfortunate end in a disused sewer in Vienna in English Touring Opera’s new production?

    Don Giovanni

    Rigoletto

    Harry Lime

    Which one of these conductors pulled out of an engagement to conduct in the Bayreuth Festival this year in as yet unexplained circumstances?

    Christian Thielemann

    Andris Nelsons

    Kirill Petrenko

    Which of these UK opera companies did not welcome a new music director or artistic director (or both) this year?

    Royal Opera House

    Glyndebourne

    English National Opera

    Whose music was performed in a Peckham car park as one of this year’s Proms?

    David Bowie

    Benedict Mason

    Steve Reich

    Thirty-year-old Latvian Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla is the newly appointed chief conductor of which British orchestra?

    City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

    London Symphony Orchestra

    Philharmonia Orchestra

    Whose opera debut, Pleasure, was set in the toilets of a gay nightclub?

    Colin Matthews

    Mark Simpson

    Anna Meredith

    Soprano Sarah Tynan sang Britten’s Les Illuminations at the Aldeburgh festival. Who did she perform alongside?

    A group of acrobats, clowns and aerialists

    An elephant and a camel

    A virtual reality projection of Britten accompanying her on the piano

    In May, Sheku Kanneh-Mason won the BBC Young Musician competition. Which cello concerto did the 17-year-old perform to take the title?

    Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor

    Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major

    Witold Lutosławski's Cello Concerto

    Sofia Coppola directed an opera - her first - at Rome's Teatro dell'Opera. Which one?

    Verdi's La Traviata

    Wagner's Tristan und Isolde

    Mark-Anthony Turnage's Anna Nicole

    Who threatened strike action at English National Opera?

    The board

    The stagehands

    The chorus

    Why was Philip Glass's music featured at this year's Glastonbury festival?

    There was an open-air screening of Godfrey Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi with Glass's soundtrack

    English National Opera took the opening act of Akhnaten to the Pyramid stage for a Sunday early afternoon performance

    Charles Hazlewood and his Army of Generals performed Glass's Heroes Symphony, inspired by David Bowie's 1977 album.

    This year's Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Kings College Chapel features - as it does every year - a specially commissioned carol. By who?

    Kanye West

    Michael Berkeley

    Judith Weir

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              A lot to learn...        
    Yesterday in church, during sacrament meeting, one of the talks was given by Brother Robert Carlisle. He's on the stake high council and he's also a member of our ward.

    Anyway, he gave a talk about the Fall of Adam and Eve. To be truthful, a lot of what he talked about went over my head, but I was intently trying to listen because I respect the man.

    After sacrament meeting, Brother Carlisle left the stand and came down to where I was seated with my wife and said, "I hear you are really into studying the scriptures." Hearing this, I thought maybe he had read this blog (how vain of me to think that), but later I found out that my wife had been talking to his wife, and that is probably how he heard about my attempts to be more versed in the word of God.

    He then handed me a book by Garth Allred titled The Eternal Plan of Happiness. Though not officially endorsed by the church, it is an interesting and fascinating book, so much so that during the next hour in Sunday School class, I spent more time than I should have browsing through the Allred book when I should have been paying attention to the lesson being given.

    Later, after priesthood meeting, Brother Carlisle came up to me and handed me a second book. He said, "Give this to your wife to read. And, you can read it too if you want." Titled Believing Christ, the book is by Stephen E. Robinson. It's only125 pages but it's enlightening reading, literally illuminating some gospel concepts such as the atonement and grace that I have not yet fully grasped.

    If anyone has read these books, I'd be interested in reading your comments.
              Misteri Teknologi di Zaman Nabi Nuh yang Disembunyikan        
    Sebetulnya piramid agung tidaklah dibina kala pemerintahan firaun khufu (cheops) namun telah dibina berkurun sebelumnya oleh kerajaan - kerajaan silam yang lepas. firaun - firaun mesir cumalah membaik pulih sahaja piramid - piramid ini yang diwarisi mereka. hakikat ini lama - kelamaan disedari oleh ramai pengkaji namun dia sangat lama buat mampu dipercayai oleh warga dunia.

    kamu boleh tonton filem 10000 b. c dimana ada kalangan yang membina piramid ditengah - tengah padang pasir buat memperoleh cerminan tentang perihal ini. arkiteknya dalam memastikan posisi piramid terpaksa memandang jarak bintang dilangit dan juga koordinasi buruj - buruj dimana pada masa yang sama ia pula merupakan pakar astronomi dan juga pakar nujum istana.

    misteri - teknologi - zaman - nabi - nuh - yang - disembunyikan - 1
    cerminan kerja pembinaan piramid [filem 10 000 bc]
    peran ketiga - tiga piramid tercantum piramid agung giza merupakan berbarengan dengan peran buruj orion di langit, dan juga menuju pas ke arah kiblat. ini antara teka - teki amat terbanyak dalam sejarah kemanusiaan. siapakah bangsa agung yang mula - mula merancang pembinaan piramid? sebetulnya piramid mesir merupakan penanda kiblat amat besar yang ada dibumi di mana allah yang maha agung telah menghasilkan bintang - bintang orion bagaikan ciri kiblat dilangit.

    piramid mesir merupakan petunjuk arah ke baitullah di bumi manakala bintang orion merupakan petunjuk arah ke baitul makmur di langit. maha suci allah yang menghasilkan seluruh suatu tanpa percuma. bangsa teka - teki yang membina piramid terawal sudah tentu suatu bangsa yang teramat bijak dan juga genius dan juga di era itu kemajuan material merupakan setanding malah lebih maju dari apa yang kita dapati hari ini.

    tidak yakin? coba kamu bayangkan kehidupan manusia saat sebelum berlakunya banjir besar di era nabi nuh. bayangkan kehidupan mereka merupakan teramat mutahir dengan kereta - kereta elegan dan juga kotaraya - kotaraya bercahaya dan pesawat - pesawat terbang serupa ufo yang bersimpang siur di hawa. tiap rumah ada sistem pc yang mutahir dan juga kemudahan internet kelajuan besar.

    namun terdapatkah seluruh itu bermanfaat sehabis banjir besar menyerang segala dunia. tidak, tidak sama sekali. nabi nuh terpaksa memuatkan kapalnya dengan manusia, haiwan - haiwan yang berpasangan dan spesis - spesis tumbuh - tumbuhan yang terpilih. di mari kita mampu mengenali bahawa ‘profesion’ nabi nuh bukan sahaja seseorang pengembang agama namun pula ahli sains zoologi yang profesional.

    6710818317_57872aafe7_b - compressed

    nabi nuh boleh membina kapal yang teramat besar cuma berbekal pengikut yang tidak hingga 100 orang? fikirkan. seratus (100) orang itupun terdapat yang perempuan dan juga anak - anak jadi jumlah pekerja buat membina bahtera nabi nuh teramatlah sedikit. malahan pula, para pengikut nabi nuh as terdiri daripada orang miskin yang lemah dan juga melarat sahaja.

    nabi nuh pula telah membina kapalnya dalam jangka masa yang terhad (sesetengah komentar berkata dalam sebagian minggu sahaja). teka - teki ini betul - betul memeningkan pengkaji malah terdapat pula pengkaji barat yang mendakwa bahawa, bahtera nabi nuh dibina oleh makhluk asing. sesungguhnya kita tidak hendak hairan dengan keahlian nabi nuh kala itu bila kita membayangkan kemajuan manusia saat sebelum banjir besar merupakan serupa kemajuan pada masa saat ini sekurang - kurangnya.

    kita boleh membayangkan yang nabi nuh membina bahtera di dalam hangar kapal yang besar berserta perlengkapan dan juga mesin - mesin yang mutahir dibantu sistem perkomputeran yang termaju.

    misteri - teknologi - zaman - nabi - nuh - yang - disembunyikan - 3

    masih tidak yakin? bila kita amati pada kronologi kemajuan manusia, kita boleh memandang logik ataupun tidak realitas ini. supaya kita ambil jangkamasa dari lahirnya nabi isa mengikut kalendar masehi iaitu 1 masehi sampai 2009 masehi. gimana kehidupan manusia di era nabi isa hidup. gimana kemajuan manusia selepas 2000 tahun selepas kelahiran nabi isa?

    berapakah jangkamasa adam manusia kesatu sampai - sampai kejadian banjir besar di era nabi nuh. katakanlah lebih kurang 2000 tahun (ini anggaran yang sangat minimum memandangkan jangkamasa dari manusia kesatu turun ke bumi sampai - sampai banjir besar boleh memakan masa beribu - ribu tahun) , hingga logiklah kemajuan manusia menggapai sesi terhebat dan juga maju kala banjir besar.
    mayat bergelimpangan di kota kuno mohenjo - daro memiliki radioaktif
    mayat bergelimpangan di kota kuno mohenjo - daro memiliki radioaktif

    hingga bila berfikir serupa ini, kita tidak hendak kaget dengan kisah - kisah serupa atlantis dan juga lemuria dan kerajaan rama yang memiliki pesawat - pesawat terbang serupa ufo. peperangan pula mengaitkan kuasa nuklear serupa kesan - kesan yang ditemui di mohenjo - daro dan juga harappa.

    namun terdapatkah seluruh kemajuan itu bermanfaat bermanfaat apabila tibanya bala musibah? seluruh kemajuan itu habis tenggelam bersama - sama orang musyrik yang mengingkari perintah allah swt sehabis hanyut dalam arus kemajuan material dan juga kecanggihan teknologi yang mengkhayalkan. manusia kala itu terus menjadi rakus dengan kebendaan dan juga berbuat maksiat secara terang - terangan.

    tidak hairan bila ada parti bogel di sana - sini. pesta - pesta mandi buih acapkali diadakan di festival - festival besar. konsert - konsert muzik yang mengkhayalkan acapkali diakhiri dengan acara seks yang menghairahkan dihadapan sembahan - sembahan berhala yang mereka pertuhankan. dakwah nabi nuh disampingkan meski kerap keluar di media - media antara bangsa.
    misteri - teknologi - zaman - nabi - nuh - yang - disembunyikan - 5
    bateri baghdad yang ditemui oleh pakar arkeologi austria

    bisa jadi kamu berasa lucu dengan senario yang dipaparkan di mari. ini kerana kamu memikirkan nabi nuh hidup serupa orang gua, bercucuk tanam dan juga mengembala kambing sahaja. tidak sama sekali. lihatlah lukisan - lukisan teka - teki di bilik kuil - kuil firaun yang menggambarkan satu mitos purba tentang pemasukan tenaga elektrik siap dengan lukisan kabel dasar tanah dan juga filemen elektrik.

    temuan bateri purba di iraq dan juga cakera padat purba dropa (sampai - sampai saat ini tidak dikenal sama terdapat dia berupa cd, cd - rw, dvd, dvd - rw ataupun sebagainya) di Cina.


    misteri - teknologi - zaman - nabi - nuh - yang - disembunyikan - 6
    cakera padat purba yang ditemui di china

    dan juga yang amat menggemparkan merupakan temuan loji nuklear berumur lebih 2 juta tahun di oklo, afrika! apakah iktikad seluruh ini? berapa usia bumi sesungguhnya? berapa usia umat manusia sesungguhnya?. kita tidak boleh menganggarkannya bersumber pada kajian barat (novel referensi sejarah di malaysia banyak merujuk kepada sumber barat) yang dipengaruhi oleh the hidden hand serupa illuminati dan juga freemason. mereka sesungguhnya memiliki karena buat mengelirukan umat manusia. seluruh realitas sesungguhnya sangat jauh dari apa yang kita mampu bayangkan.

    misteri - teknologi - zaman - nabi - nuh - yang - disembunyikan - 7

    hingga sehabis banjir besar, para pengikut nabi nuh juga bertebaranlah di wajah bumi sehelai sepinggang sehabis meninggalkan kehidupan moden dan juga mutahir mereka dimakan banjir. mereka berulang jadi orang gua dan juga mula hunting, bercucuk tanam dan juga mengail ikan.

    misteri - teknologi - zaman - nabi - nuh - yang - disembunyikan - 8

    serupa yang dirakamkan di dalam al - quran:

    apakah mereka tidak mencermati sebagian banyak generasi yang telah kami binasakan saat sebelum mereka, sementara itu (generasi itu) telah kami teguhkan peran mereka di wajah bumi, iaitu keteguhan yang belum sempat kami bagikan kepadamu, dan juga kami curahkan hujan yang rimbun atas mereka dan juga kami peruntukan sungai - sungai yang mengalir di dasar mereka, setelah itu kami binasakan mereka kerana dosa mereka seorang diri dan juga kami mengadakan seusai mereka generasi yang lain. (qs. al - an’am: 6)

    di waktu - waktu malam mereka bisa jadi berkumpul di tepi unggun api sembari mendengar cerita orang - orang tua digolongan mereka menimpa kehidupan moden dan juga mutahir mereka sesuatu kala dulu serupa menaiki bas dan juga komuter (mayoritas pengikut nabi nuh merupakan miskin) dan juga terdapat pula yang sempat menaiki kereta. mereka pula bisa jadi menggambarkan bangunan - bangunan besar dan juga pc.

    betapa kukuhnya binaan bahtera nabi nuh as ini, hinggakan binaan asalnya masih kukuh sampai saat ini. gambar diatas (atas sekali) merupakan satu sudut dalam bahtera nabi nuh, manakala gambar dibawah pula yakni olahan besi yang diperolehi daripada struktur bahtera tersebut. gambar tersebut diiambil sehabis kumpulan arkeologi dari turki dan juga Cina berjaya merambah bahtera nabi nuh as yang terdampar di puncak gunung ararat di turki.






    (sumber: blogmazeer. com)

              Eleição fraudulenta: HILLARY & TRUMP apanhados a festejar com Kissinger Em Gala jesuíta        

    Temos estado muito, muito desconfiados de Donald Trump desde que ele começou sua corrida presidencial.

    Muitos acreditavam que ele era um estranho e que seria a nossa “única esperança” para domar a fera do governo federal dos EUA. Mas tornou-se muito claro que ele não é.

    Em primeiro lugar, o Wikileaks mostrou que “Killary” realmente aprovou Trump para ser o seu concorrente. De acordo com um e-mail enviado a partir de um assistente da campanha de Clinton, Hillary estava ciente de que Trump iria concorrer antes do processo político estar em pleno andamento.

    Clinton aconselhou os principais meios de comunicação a assumirem a sua legitimidade como um candidato “flautista” porque ela percebeu, depois de olhar para os números das sondagens, que ela não teria a menor hipótese de ganhar a presidência contra qualquer outro dos republicanos do estabelecimento sem os tornar “flautistas” também – isso só aconteceu porque Donald era aquele que mais facilmente poderia desempenhar o papel, considerando a sua longa história de amizade com os Clintons.



    Para além disso, os meios de comunicação social convencionais foram mais do que cúmplices na criação de uma narrativa em que as eleições presidenciais de 2016 eram acerca de Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump desde o início.

    Mas, o que não foi relatado pelos meios de comunicação foi que após o terceiro debate presidencial, Clinton e Trump sairam para uma noite na cidade os dois… e para onde eles foram é de grande interesse.

    Eles foram para um encontro jesuíta anual, que normalmente está repleto de indivíduos pertencentes à Nova Ordem Mundial.



    OS JESUÍTAS

    Uma das coisas mais interessantes que ocorreram a seguir ao final do ano jubileu no início de Outubro, foi que os jesuítas elegeram um novo Superior Geral, com data marcada para iniciar funções agendada para a meia-noite do final do ano do Jubileu.

    Achamos isto interessante porque há muitas evidências de que os jesuítas são pelo menos um dos grandes braços daquilo a que se pode chamar os illuminati.

    Na realidade, os jesuítas foram fundados em Espanha, pelo que vários relatos apelidam de “judeus criptográficos” – aqueles que são judeus mas fingem ser católicos. Certamente nesse momento em Espanha era mais seguro não ser judeu.

    Mesmo no Wikipedia, que não reconheceria uma conspiração mesmo que esta fosse apresentada directamente pelos seus participantes, diz o seguinte sobre os jesuítas:

    …Nos primeiros 30 anos de existência da Companhia de Jesus existiam muitos jesuítas convertidos (judeus convertidos em católicos), incluindo o Segundo Padre Geral Diego Lainez… O fundador original Inácio… disse que vir de linhagem judaica “deveria ser encarado como uma graça especial do Nosso Senhor.
    No início do jantar Al Smith, depois do cardeal Dolan ser apresentado, disse uma piada ao microfone que era que “todos estão a fazer a sua parte no apoiar os esforços de caridade e que nada disso poderia ter sido feito sem o apoio de muitos dos outros devotados “católicos” no palco como Henry Kissinger, Howard Rubenstein, e Mort Zuckerman”– todos os quais são, obviamente, judeus, sendo que esta observação foi, naturalmente, recebida com muitas gargalhadas…

    Na realidade, uma quantidade extraordinária de controvérsia gira em roda dos Jesuitas. Diz-se serem a “Igreja Negra” e, assim, fazem parte da mesma religião satânica da qual os banqueiros de elite também fazem parte.

    O líder da Ordem dos jesuítas é normalmente conhecido nos círculos conspiratórios como o “Papa Negro”, cuja equipa de funcionários ostenta uma cruz corrompida. Historicamente, a Ordem dos jesuítas tem sido vista como aquela que não se inibe de cometer nenhum crime para expandir o poder da Igreja.

    Embora isto pareça totalmente ultrajante, deve-se destacar que os jesuítas são, por exemplo, os inventores dos campos de concentração, que eles criaram no Paraguai a fim de encarcerarem e torturarem os índios nativos da zona.

    Adam Weishaupt
    Mas a ladainha de atribuir o mal aos jesuítas é ainda mais obscura de acordo com aqueles que acreditam na perseguição contínua e maliciosa pela Ordem. O suposto fundador dos Illuminati na Bavária, Adam Weishaupt, era um jesuíta.

    Na realidade, a Ordem tem a fama de ter estado profundamente envolvida na expansão inicial dos Illuminati, e é provável que ainda estejam profundamente envolvidos.

    Algo que destaca a maldade dos Jesuítas é o seu radical juramento de indução, que todos os superiores devem fazer a fim de subirem aos degraus mais altos da organização. Este é retirado do livro Roma Subterrânea por Carlos Didier, traduzido do francês, e publicado em Nova York em 1843 e que diz, em parte:

    … Prometo e declaro que eu quero, quando a oportunidade surgir, fazer e conduzir uma guerra implacável, secreta ou abertamente, contra todos os hereges, protestantes e liberais, como eu for instruído para fazer, para extirpar e exterminá-los da face de toda a Terra, e eu não pouparei ninguém pela sua idade, sexo ou condição, e que eu vou enforcar, descartar, ferver, esfolar, estrangular e enterrar vivo estes hereges infames, rasgar os estômagos e ventres das suas mulheres e esmagar as cabeças dos seus filhos contra as paredes, a fim de aniquilar para sempre essa raça abominável. E quando o mesmo não possa ser feito abertamente, vou secretamente usar o cálice envenenado, o cabo de estrangulamento, o aço do punhal ou a bala de chumbo, independentemente da honra, grau, dignidade ou autoridade da pessoa ou pessoas, seja qual for a sua condição na vida, pública ou privada, vistoque eu, a qualquer momento, pode ser instruído a fazê-lo por qualquer agente do Papa ou Superior da Irmandade da Santa Fé, da Companhia de Jesus…


    Marquês de Lafayette

    Uma das citações mais pungentes sobre a maldade dos jesuítas vem do marquês de Lafayette (1757-1834), que era um estadista francês e general que serviu no exército continental americano sob o comando do general George Washington durante a Guerra Revolucionária Americana.


    Segue essa citação:

    É a minha opinião que, se as liberdades deste país – os Estados Unidos da América – forem destruídas, será pela sutileza dos padres católicos romanos jesuítas, pois eles são os mais espertos e perigosos inimigos da liberdade civil e religiosa. Eles têm instigado a maioria das guerras da Europa.



    O GRANDE BALDE DE ÁGUA FRIA

    Ao avaliar o comportamento dos Jesuítas e da sua influência, por favor, mantenha em mente que tanto Donald Trump e como o vice-presidente de Hillary, Tim Kaine, foram educados como jesuítas. E deve ser de grande interesse, portanto, que praticamente na véspera da eleição norte-americana, Donald Trump e Hillary Clinton festejaram a noite toda numa celebração jesuíta que incluiu participantes proeminentes e educados como jesuítas como Henry Kissinger.

    Não só os dois não dão mostras de serem inimigos jurados… como eles pareciam dois amantes que se encontraram romanticamente a caminho do seu primeiro baile.

    Há muito que mantemos a nossa posição de que “Killary” será a próxima presidente dos EUA. A quantidade de manipulação de votos, assassinatos e travessuras para leva-la até onde ela chegou agora tem sido enorme… e não vai parar.

    Dito isto, se por algum acaso feliz a máquina diabólica avariar ou as pessoas nos EUA acordarem um pouco e Donald Trump for eleito… é bastante claro que eles estão na mesma equipa e, como eu já afirmei anteriormente, nada de fundamental vai mudar.

    Então, se você estava à espera que esta eleição pudesse mudar as coisas nos EUA… supere essa esperança agora. Ele poderá mudar as coisas, mas apenas para o muito, muito pior.

    Esta charada está a ser jogada bem á frente dos olhos de todos e a maioria não entende o que está acontecer ou porque é que piadas como a piada “católica” são realmente engraçadas para essas pessoas das elites.

    Eles estão a rir da estupidez dos camponeses e da sua falta de compreensão, não porque os homens mencionados sejam judeus… qualquer um com metade de um cérebro sabe disso.

    As bases para a governança global já foram lançadas, mas não deixe que eles o deixem às cegas à medida que implementam o seu plano nefasto. Donald Trump declarou no mesmo jantar, “Nós temos que nos unir, não só como uma nação, mas como uma comunidade mundial”.

    Isto é a promoção da nova ordem mundial globalista.

    Eles querem mantê-lo ignorante e impotente porque, afinal de contas, o conhecimento é poder!!



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              Pedras Guias da Georgia: Os Mandamentos Illuminati         
    Pedras Guias da Giorgia: Os Mandamentos Illuminati da Nova Ordem Mundial
    As Pedras Guias da Georgia é um monumento Illuminati, ela mostra o plano Illuminati de forma escancarada para todos que queiram saber. Obviamente a mídia evita falar sobre elas, porém é um monumento público que pode ser visitado por qualquer um.

    Relembrando que o plano dos Illuminati é justamente implantar uma Nova Ordem Mundial com essas regras.

    Os 10 Mandamentos Illuminati das Pedras Guias da Georgia

    • Manter a humanidade em 500 milhões para o perpétuo equilíbrio com a natureza. 
    • Guie sabiamente a reprodução – melhorando a forma física e a diversidade. 
    • Una a humanidade com uma nova língua. 
    • Comande paixão – fé – tradição – e todas as coisas com a razão. 
    • Proteja as pessoas e as nações com leis e cortes justos.
    • Deixe que todas as nações governem internamente, resolvendo disputas externas em uma corte mundial. 
    • Evite leis mesquinhas e funcionários inúteis. 
    • Equilibre direitos pessoais com deveres sociais. 
    • Preze pela verdade – beleza – amor – buscando harmonia com o infinito. 
    • Não seja um câncer na Terra – deixe espaço para a natureza.
    Pedras Guias da Giorgia: Os Mandamentos Illuminati da Nova Ordem Mundial

    Os Mandamentos Originais em Inglês das Pedras Guias da Georgia

    • Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature. 
    • Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity. 
    • Unite humanity with a living new language. 
    • Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason. 
    • Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
    • Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court. 
    • Avoid petty laws and useless officials. 
    • Balance personal rights with social duties. 
    • Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite. 
    • Be not a cancer on the earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.

    O que é Nova Ordem Mundial (NOM)
    Quem são os Illuminati?

              Illuminati e Maçonaria: Relações Entre Ocultismo e Satanismo        
    Illuminati e Maçonaria: Relações Entre Ocultismo e Satanismo

    Illuminati e a Maçonaria

    Quem são os ILLUMINATIS e qual sua relação com a Maçonaria ?

    Muito já falei aqui sobre eles em algumas postagens paralelas, mas vamos aqui entender mais diretamente sobre os Illuminati e Maçonaria por base em algumas pesquisas de informações fidedignas sobre o assunto, deixando de lado algumas ideias místicas e absurdas que muitos conspiracionistas pseudo-cristãos, levados pelo seus espírito dogmático a tempos, tem disseminado popularmente suas visões estreitas sobre o assunto.


    Ocultismo e Satanismo

    Illuminati e Maçonaria: Relações Entre Ocultismo e Satanismo
    A ideia popular vulgar dogmatizou em em absoluto a visão restrita e limitada de que tudo ligado ao ocultismo é tido como satanismo.

    Hoje geralmente sempre levado a cabo por diversos conspiracionista dos meios religiosos e dominados pelo espírito do misticismo e da ignorância formularam e criaram diversas teorias com bases absurdas na tentativa de combater aquilo que não compreendem. Como sempre foi é claro; na história da humanidade.

    Ocultismo nos sentido esotérico e espiritual, representa aquilo que está e é oculto da população maior que em grande parte caracterizado pelo público leigo, preso ainda ao primitivismo das coisas. “Pois conhecimento é dado aquele que possuem capacidade para seu entendimento.”

    Illuminati e Maçonaria: Relações Entre Ocultismo e Satanismo
    Jesus sobre este ponto de vista foi um ocultista; pois se limitou a falar tudo, afirmando que seus apóstolos estavam mais apto do que o povo comum, revelando-lhes certas coisas em segredo. E para a emancipação de sua doutrina; falou em parábolas; ao qual o entendimento correto só era possível á alguns iniciados de seu tempo, como os de agora.

    Portanto; assim se firmava o mesmo método nas antigas escolas de mistérios, onde o iniciado recebia seus ensinamento de acordo com sua compreensão e a medida que evoluía e poderia compreender mais, ele subia no degrau da hierarquia, e assim novas lições eram lhe reveladas. Esse método era normal no antigo Egito, onde os sacerdotes dos templos conheciam os mistérios; enquanto ao povo simples; eles apenas davam ou permitiam aquilo que suas crenças internas comportavam; sempre na base de mitos e as crenças vulgares, e nem mesmo esses mistérios eram revelados á todos os Faraós por exemplo.

    Illuminati e Maçonaria: Relações Entre Ocultismo e Satanismo

    A Maçonaria e os Iluminados

    A maçonaria foi fundada como uma necessidade perante uma sociedade escravizada pelos mando e desmando das religiões e de monarquias autoritárias da idade média.

    Muitos homens importantes daquela sociedade ansiavam a liberdade das consciências, e assim determinaram o culto em secreto, onde os seus verdadeiros ideais de justiça fosse um dos lemas principais. “LIBERDADE, IGUALDADE E FRATERNIDADE” este é um dos lemas da Maçonaria. Assim foi por milhares de cidadãos que se sentiam lesados pelos dogmas religiosos impostos responsáveis pela criação de muitas sociedade secretas da época; mentes não presas ao domínio, mentes brilhantes caracterizado por: filósofos, matemáticos, astrônomos, cientistas e pensadores que em parte foram responsáveis mais tarde pelo iluminismo da idade média.

    Assim se intitularam “iluminados”, por se diferenciarem culturalmente e espiritualmente da população comum; em contraposição ao imperativismo da igreja. Tanto é que mais tarde a Maçonaria acabou sendo alvo de diversos ataques e difamações da igreja por seus métodos discretos e seus rituais, como uma instituição onde seus membros tinham ligações com cultos ao demônio. E assim ainda é por muitos que não largaram as saia de sua madre católica.


    Origem Illuminati

    Illuminati e Maçonaria: Relações Entre Ocultismo e Satanismo
    Adam Weishaupt ( 1748-1830) era um maçom de ascendência judia. Fundou em Maio de 1776, na Alemanha, a ordem dos Illuminati.

    A maioria de sites, revistas e livros sobre illuminatis dizem que a ordem foi fundada neste mesmo ano por Adam weishaupt, já na obra de Robert Wilson no "O livro dos Illuminati", se diz que a Ordem fundou-se em 1090 por Hassan Isabbah.

    Há muitas controversas sobre esta organização secreta e as informações nem sempre coincidem.

    Seu simbolismo estão em todos os lugares, principalmente em todas as notas de 1 dólar (imagem acima). Nela poderá ver o símbolo da pirâmide com o olho que tudo vê, um símbolo iluminista. E abaixo da pirâmide podemos ler “Novus ordo seclorum”, Nova ordem dos séculos, a que segundo alguns representa um novo ideal Maçônico chamado de Nova Ordem Mundial.

    Para a maioria dos conspiracionistas de muitas denominações cristãs, a própria Maçonaria representa essa ordem secreta em toda sua totalidade, más vamos ver que tudo o que parece são apenas aparências.


    A Dualidade das Formas

    Illuminati e Maçonaria: Relações Entre Ocultismo e Satanismo
    Tempos atrás conheci um maçom, espírita ele me afirmou que grande parte dos mitos que são jogados dentro da sociedade, e chegam a mídia por supostos ex-integrantes da maçonaria são puras mentiras e ficções, para mais tarde venderem livros.

    Ela em si não é uma religião, tão pouco uma seita; é uma ordem iniciática, onde cada integrante ao se desenvolver sobe um degrau na hierarquia dentro dela. Ela possui seu próprios rituais, bem como cada cada membro exerce os seus próprios.

    Dentro dela não se pode haver brigas e discussões por dogmas religiosos, sendo respeitado a convicção de cada membro e somente exaltado ali o espírito da confraternização entre eles.

    Assim congrega dentro dela: católicos, budistas, espíritas, evangélicos, judeus, adventistas, testemunhas de jeová e assim por diante.

    A maçonaria em si é responsável por diversos movimentos culturais, humanos e sociais dentro da sociedade, com interação direta de seus membros na ajuda e doações de recursos á escolas, hospitais, asilos e etc.

    Ao meu ver; enquanto muitos a buscam para o conhecimento pessoal, outros a buscam por status e pelos seus interesses monetários e nisto á torna uma sociedade secreta suscetível á erros e equívocos como qualquer outra instituição; pois em todos os lugares há suas pessoas boas e de má índoles. E são estes maus dentro dela, dominados pelo espírito da vaidade e poder que talvez se enquadrem paralelamente no espírito Illuminati, sendo possivelmente uma organização secreta dentro de outra.

    Uma Única Religião!

    Os conspiracionista creem assim; que esse método de muitas religiões, dentro de um mesmo sociedade secreta, onde a intenção é uma só a ser vangloriada; pois creem na maçonaria como religião, sendo o verdadeiro ideal illuminati; para com todo o planeta; num plano de implantação a força dessa suposta religião única, materializado na tal religião do Anticristo.

    Como já demonstrei aqui pela política das falsa bandeira; onde cria-se um inimigo para oferece-lhe a salvação, somente as religiões rústicas cristãs, que ainda insistem a viver de conceitos ultrapassados de domínio é que se enquadram nessa tal religião do tal filho da perdição.

    Na idade média o Catolicismo Romano tido como a primeira Besta do Apocalipse, e em nossa época o próprio Protestantismo Americano moderno, que com seu espírito imperativo á tempos tem conquistado mundos com seu proselitismo religioso cristão fazendo guerras á todos o povos, declarado nos corações de seus seguidores com a única religião verdadeira no mundo.

    Não que o ISLÃ, o Judaísmo e tantas outras religiões não represente religiões anticristãs, pois são religiões neo-primitivas honrando a LEI, e fazem por ignorância como afirmou Jesus. Más o piores culpados são aqueles que conhecem a verdade e não praticam.

    Portanto o espírito prosélito e de dominações, jamais deveria pertencer ao verdadeiro culto cristão, más se pertence ainda em alguns é porque estes se venderam aos princípios mundanos forjando doutrinas judaizantes.

    Portanto num angulo evolutivo, o ideal e utopia maçônico é apenas a visão de um mundo onde as diferença são respeitadas e não impostas. Pela conscientização da necessidade do diferente. E esse verdadeiro e futuro mundo cristão, sobre os alicerces da evolução ao qual deverá chegar em sua transição, ansiada por muitos como um novo céu e terra, conhecido também por uma Nova Era fruto da evolução do mundo e dos espíritos que merecerem a encarnar neste período futuro.


    Movimentos Maçônicos

    Illuminati e Maçonaria: Relações Entre Ocultismo e Satanismo
    Grande movimento revolucionaram foram fundados pela interação deste na sociedade.

    A Maçonaria brasileira teve um papel importantíssimo em todos os acontecimentos que antecederam a emancipação política do Brasil, em 1822. De fato, os ventos de liberdade que sopravam da Europa desde o século anterior que chegavam até nosso país, que aspirou o fim da dominação portuguesa.

    Os fatos mais marcantes da história política no século 18 foram a Independência Americana em 1776, com a separação das 13 colônias da Inglaterra e poucos anos depois, em 1789, a Revolução Francesa e a queda da Bastilha. Em ambos os casos, a maçonaria esteve presente, quer articulando, quer participando diretamente dos levantes.

    A própria Declaração da Independência americana foi redigida por um grupo de notáveis maçons, à frente Benjamim Franklin e Thomas Jefferson. Era natural, pois, que o mesmo anseio de liberdade atravessasse o oceano e viesse procurar guarida nesta parte do mundo.

    A emancipação das colônias europeias teve pleno êxito na América do Sul e Central, antes de ser conseguida no Brasil. A História registra que os principais líderes revolucionários latino-americanos tinham formação maçônica, a exemplo de Simon Bolívar e San Martin, heróis revolucionários e Francisco Miranda, político e maçom que percorreu as três Américas, fundando Lojas que, por sua vez, lutaram pela independência da região.

    Illuminati e Maçonaria: Relações Entre Ocultismo e Satanismo
    Como exemplo a reforma dos alfaiates em 1797, na Bahia de uma sociedade secreta com o nome de “Cavaleiros da Luz”, de caráter eminentemente maçônico e que defendia, não só a independência, mas a instalação de um regime republicano no Brasil.No decorrer da nossa História, a Maçonaria continuaria a agir e articular em favor de mudanças, como a abolição da escravatura e a proclamação da República.

    Entenda o que é Maçonaria e alguns de seus segredos
    Quem são os Illuminati?
    O que é Nova Ordem Mundial (NOM)
    Ocultismo e a Magia dos Magos Antigos

              Yahudi Tali Barut Dajjal        
    Tujuan utama Yahudi mahu mengambil Tanah Palestin adalah untuk membina kembali rumah Ibadat mereka iaitu Haikal Sulaiman atau Solomon Temple yang didakwa pada asalnya berada di bawah runtuhan Masjidil Aqsa. Selepas itu, Yahudi mahu membina Israel Raya dan ingin meluaskan jajahannya ke Syria, Iraq, Jordon, Mesir dan terus ke Arab Saudi.






















    Gambaran Yahudi Tentang Haikal Sulaiman( Solomon Temple)






    Terdapat beberapa perkara yang dapat dirungkai mengenai puak Yahudi ini. Bagaimana Yahudi dapa meresap masuk ke Amerika? Pada asalnya hanya 22 orang Yahudi sahaja yang datang ke Amerika pada September 1654. Daripada 22 orang itu, 16 lelaki dan 6 lagi perempuan. Tempat pertama mereka menjejak kan kaki mereka adalah di New York( ketika itu New Amsterdam). Waktu itu Amerika di bawah jajahan Belanda. Setelah datang ke New York, mereka melakukan kerja-kerja menipu dan berbagai kesalahan yang merosakkan masyarakat. Sehingga kerajaan Belanda memerintahkan ketika itu menghalau mereka keluar dari Amerika. Tetapi hasrat menghalau mereka itu terus tergendala kerana Yahudi telah menyogok modal yang besar kepada Syarikat Hindia Barat Belanda yang memerintah ketika itu.




    Di sebabkan itu, Yahudi telah berjanji untuk menghancurkan agama lain kerana mereka menganggap mereka adalah bangsa yang terpilih dan bangsa lain tidak layak untuk berdamping dengan mereka. Di sebabkan itu Illuminati berjanji mereka akan menghancurkan manusia yang beragama bertuhankan satu. Di sebabkan itu mereka sekarang sudah pun bersungguh-sungguh untuk menghancurkan Masjidil Aqsa demi membina monumen yang dianggap suci oleh mereka ini. Saya ingin menghuraikan tetapi oleh kerana saya sudah terbaca mengenai perkara ini, maka biarlah blogger lain yang cuba huraikannya. Cukup sekadar saya memberikan maklumat tambahan untuk post kali ini. Apa yang saya tahu, keghairahan mereka untuk membina Haikal Sulaiman ini hampir berjaya kerana MAsjidil Aqsa sudal dicabuli mereka hingga ada kajian yang saya baca mengenai keadaan Masjidil Aqsa, iaitu 1/10 sahaja keadaan yang baik, 9/10 lagi adalah kerosakkan yang telah mereka lakukan terhadap Masjidil Aqsa.


    Apa-apa pun, marilah sama-sama kita berdoa agar Allah sentiasa melindungi kita dari bahaya DAjjal ini..Semoga kita mendapat rahmat dan petunjuk darinya...





    Gambar di atas adalah Zion Gate. Pintu ini adalah pintu terakhir pertahanan orang Islam ketika Yahudi cuba menawan Jerusalem. Kesan-kesan seperti lubang-lubang yang banyak terdapat di pintu ini adalah bekas tembakan peluru tentera dajjal dalam peperangan tahun 1967 yang menyaksikan Israel mengalahkan lima negara iaitu Palestin, Syria, Lubnan, Mesir dan Jordan. Tidakkah anda berasa pelik, negara Israel yang kecik mampu mengalahkan Lima Negara Islam.....itu semua kerana pertolongan Dajjal....

              Perihal Mengenai Ibnu Sayyad( Dalam Versi Ke-3)        
    Terdapat lagi beberapa hadis lain yang menyebut tentang Ibnu Sayyad ini. Pada satu ketika, Rasulullah s.a.w telah bangun di kalangan orang ramai, dan telah menyebut tentang kebesaran Allah s.w.t dengan selayaknya, dan menyebutkan tentang perihal Dajjal Al- Masih dengan sabdanya: " Daku memberi amaran kepada kamu tentangnya yakni Dajjal dan tiada satu nabi pun yang tidak memberi amaran kepada umatnya tentang Dajjal. Nabi Nuh telah memberi amaran kepada kaumnya tentangnya, tetapi daku memberitahu kamu satu kenyataan yang tiada seorang Nabi pun yang tidak mengingatkan kaumnya. Kamu haruslah ketahui bahawa ia adalah bermata satu dan Allah tidak bermata satu." Asal hadis ini telah diriwayatkan oleh Al-Bukhari, di atas autoriti Salim.( Hadis Sahih yang diriwayatkan oleh Al-Bukhari, Jilid 3, Musnad Ahmad 57, 1353-1355 dan Muslim, 2930-2931).



    Muslim juga telah meriwayatkan Hadis Ubaidullah Ibnu Umar Al Amiri di atas autoriti Nafi', di atas autoriti Ibnu Umar bahawa Rasulullah menyebutkan Dajjal di hadapan orang ramai bersabda: " Allah s.w.t tidak bermata satu, tetapi Dajjal Al- Masih buta sebelah kanan matanya dan matanya kelihatan seperti buah anggur yang terkeluar." ( Hadis sahih yang diriwayatkan oleh Muslim, ms. 2247-2248 dan Al Bukhari, Musnad Ahmad, 3439-7123).








    Imam Muslim meriwayatkan sebahagian daripada hadis Syukbah, bahawa Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda: " Tiada seorang nabi pun yang tidak memberi peringatan kepada umatnya daripada si pendusta bermata satu iaitu Dajjal Al- Masih. Ia adalah bermata satu manakala Tuhanmu tidak bermata satu. Perkataan " Kafir" (Kaf,fa,ra) tertulis di antara kedua matanya". (Diriwayatkan juga di dalam Al-Bukhari (7131) dan Muslim(2933) menurut dari autoriti Syukbah,tetapi perkataanya adalah oleh Muslim. Sanad Hadis ini adalah sahih).


    Itu adalah perihal Dajjal menurut hadis-hadis yang dapat menceritakan tentang perihal Dajjal. Apa yang diperolehi menunjukkan bahawa gambaran jelas tentang keadaan fizikal Dajjal bahawa Dajjal adalah bermata satu dan di dahinya tertulis perkataan " Kafir". Banyak hadis yang diterangkan perihal Dajjal ini yang membuktikan bahawa Dajjal ini merbahaya dan apa yang dibawanya adalah penipuan semata-mata, atau lebih dekat lagi iaitu fitnah semata-mata. Rasulullah bersabda: " Daku mengetahui lebih baik daripada Dajjal sendiri apa ia akan bawa. Ia akan membawa dua sungai yang mengalir iaitu salah satu akan kelihatan oleh mata sebagai sungai yang putih dan yang lain akan kelihatan mata sebagai api yang menyala. Jika salah seorang daripada kamu menemuinya, ia harus menghampiri yang akan kelihatan seperti api, tutupkan matanya kemudian membongkok dan minum airnya kerana ia adalah air sejuk.".

    Ad Dajjal cacat matanya, dengan kening yang tebal di atas matanya. Ia akan mempunyai perkataan " Kafir" di dahinya yang dapat dibaca oleh semua orang Mukminin, samaada yang boleh membaca atau mereka yang juga buta huruf. Mata kirinya buta dan dengan rambut yang kerinting. Dajjal akan membawa kepada manusia apa yang dilihat syurga dan juga neraka. Neraka yang dibawanya sebenarnya adalah syurga manakala syurga yang dibawanya adalah neraka. Inilah fitnah terbesar Dajjal dalam menyesatkan manusia, takkala ketika itu, manusia hanya menunjukkan Iman yang cetek, nipis, seperti nipisnya kulit bawang.

    Cerita mengenai Ibnu Sayyad pula, beliau adalah insan yang malang. Ini kerana beliau sungguh menderita di waktu dahulu kerana ramai orang mendakwa bahawa beliau adalah Dajjal. Apa yang cuba saya fahami adalah bahawa Ibnu Sayyad bukannya Dajjal yang dicari-cari di zaman Rasulullah. Ini adalah mengikut salah silahnya dan juga kriteria yang ada pada beliau. Cuma fizikalnya sahaja yang dianggap sama dengan apa yang ada pada Dajjal. Dajjal tidak mempunyai anak sedangkan Ibnu Sayyad mempunyai anak, dilahirkan di Madinah sedangkan Dajjal dilarang sama sekali dekat di Kota Madinah dan Makkah. Rasulullah juga ada menerangkan bahawa Dajjal itu adalah seorang Yahudi manakala Ibnu Sayyad merupakan orang Islam. Beliau bersumpah bahawa dirinya bukan Dajjal, tetapi beliau mampu untuk menerangkan bahawa di mana Dajjal berada dan siapakah kedua ibu bapanya.

    Jelas membuktikan bahawa Ibnu Sayyad adalah bukan Nabi Palsu yang akan muncul di akhir zaman nanti. Ini telah disahkan oleh Hadis yang dilaporkan Fatimah Binti Qais Al Fihriyyah. Ia adalah bukti dalam konteks ini. Wallahu a'lam.

    Ini adalah salah seorang insan yang dinyatakan dalam hadis bahawa beliau adalah hampir sama dengan Dajjal, iaitu Ibnu Sayyad. Namun beliau telah ditakdirkan bukan itu penamat hidupnya. Maka apa yang pasti, Dajjal itu tetap wujud dan sedang dipuja dan dihormati golongan-golongan yang dianggap elit di mata dunia, sedangkan mereka hanya membawa kehancuran kepada dunia ini sahaja. Itulah mereka, Yahudi dan didalangi Illuminati dan juga Freemasons. Mereka amat berbangga dengan apa yang dipuja mereka itu, dan apa sahaja jalan yang diambil dan langkah yang dibuat, semuanya adalah untuk menunggu kehadiran Dajjal Al-Masih, yang mereka anggap penyelamat mereka di akhir zaman nanti. Moga kita terselamat dari fitnah Dajjal ini.

    Sekali lagi pada kali ini, saya paparkan video berkenaan perihal Dajjal ini. Harap anda dapat menonton, memahami dengan jelas apa yang ada dan intipati video ini. Insyallah kita bertemu lagi, andai ada ruang dan masa untuk saya kongsi bersama anda...Assalamualaikum.