On why the monotheistic religions AREN’T…

SkyHarbor, 2012/04/28 
Asherah / Yemaya

Monotheist that is…

[note: this is still pretty rough – critique and/or suggestions welcome]

Blasphemy! many will say. Read your own Holy books! I humbly reply.

The three religions ‘Of the Book’: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, all proclaim loudly and proudly that there is only one ‘God’. Indeed it is THE first article of faith for them all:

Judaism: ‘Hear O Israel! The Lord, our God, is One’ (שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָה אֶחָד)… the beginning of the ‘Shema’.

Christianity: ‘I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.’ (Σύμβολον τῆς Πίστεως)… the beginning of the Nicene Creed.

Islam: ‘There is no god but God, and Mohammed is His prophet’ (لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله)… beginning of the ‘Shahada’, the First ‘Pillar of Faith’.

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U.S. the victim of ‘Stage 3 Cancer of Socialism’?…

SkyHarbor, 2012/04/27 

“The government needs to get its nose out of the education business.”
Uh-huh… And since WHEN is the education of American youth a BUSINESS??

Crooks and Liars: Student Loans cause Cancer

“The Cancer of SOCIALISM is eating away at the Soul of America…” Uh-Huh. And what, pray tell, is the current rate of ‘soul cancer’ in America?…

Isolated incident? Hardly:
Robert Reich a ‘Communist’
Obama admin. the ‘Most Corrupt in History’
(apparently much worse than Nixon)

Where to start? Rep. Todd Akin (R-Missouri), is upset NOT about the current bill to NOT double the interest rates on Student Loans (although he’s against that too), but because we cut private banks out of the action. The Government is helping American kids go to SCHOOL! CLEARLY a COMMUNIST PLOT!! Exposing them to Marxist professors who actually know how to READ and DO SUMS!… and who teach (godless) EVOLUTION and (actual) HISTORY!!

And WHAT Red-White-and-Blue-blooded Patriot (read ‘Fascist’) suggested that ‘home schooling’ is a viable alternative to ‘real schooling’ and should be allowed? What a crock! But there is no problem for college applications which require High School transcripts… there won’t BE any of course, but it’s OK because none of those kids will be applying to colleges anyway… except maybe Oral Roberts ‘University’.

This bullshit doesn’t even pass the giggle test!

Oh YES, the fault lines are CLEAR this time around!
It could be the most entertaining election season EVER! 😉

The Strange Sounds Phenomenon.

byronius, 2012/04/26 

The story from Windsor Ontario is really compelling because it happened over the course of days at which point a City Councillor got involved and created a map of the neighborhoods hearing it. He too heard it and the house he was visiting turned off everything i.e. all utilities and he said one could feel the vibrations coming up through the floor.

thelordofhell comments on Democratic Underground:

Look up “Taos Hum” or “Mistpouffers” for starters

A lot of times, these sounds coincide with Solar Flares.

then iverglas says:

It’s called the Windsor Hum, and it’s been going on in Windsor for a lot longer than days, and everybody knows where it’s coming from. The specific source has yet to own up, but it will be identified eventually. Nothing natural or supernatural about it.

The MP who has agitated to get official attention to it is from the NDP. The Conservative government despatched one of its own to get to the heart of the matter.


‘Jim Bradley, Ontario’s environment minister, sent letters to municipal, state and federal officials in the United States late last month, asking them to take action on the problem. The ministry has received close to 500 complaints about the noise, Bradley said.

Meanwhile, Dechert, the parliamentary secretary to Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, has met with representatives of the Great Lakes Commission, the Council of Great Lakes Industries, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments and the Regional Office of the International Joint Commission to discuss the problem.

… Testing has determined the sound is coming from the general vicinity of Zug Island, an industrial site on the U.S. side of the Detroit River (see map below).

Officials from the city of River Rouge, Mich., where Zug Island is located, have said they don’t have the money to find the source of the noise.’

Zug Island. Curious. Could it be — Mosura?

Outer Space.

byronius, 2012/04/24 

The most expensive most beautiful, most powerful movie ever made, period.

Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians…


Here for the first time in its mesmerising entirety, is Steve Reich’s most iconic work, performed in Japan by the composer and Ensemble Modern. For many (including me), this 1976 piece defined the Minimalist movement in music. [a 5-part playlist]

Steve’s music has always had a very ‘tribal/mantra’ feel to me, but with a slight (and refreshing) American ‘swing’ to it… and his trademark ‘pulsing’ effect is on full display here as well. The ensemble works together like a weird little machine as the sounds repeat and slowly shift and dissolve around them… I love this piece. Fun to watch it being performed too*. More details: Wikipedia: Music for 18 Musicians


* Although you’ll see no ‘hair tossing’ or over-dramatic ‘flailing’ here! 😉

just a tad off…

Max, 2012/04/23 

Your Monday morning Llamas with Hats.

Earth Day 2012

SkyHarbor, 2012/04/22 

The only world we have (for now anyway)… Just sayin’… Happy Earth Day!

A Riddle wrapped in a Mystery inside an Enigma…

SkyHarbor, 2012/04/21 

“I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” – Winston Churchill (1939)

Perhaps this post will only appeal to byronius who, along with me, is a student of the World Wars of the 20th century. If this is the case, I offer my apologies in advance. But if you like secrets and how to steal them, then by all means read on!…

(BTW: I commented on this in Cat-eyes’ What’s that up in the sky? post, but decided the subject merited its own post.)

But this remarkable story isn’t about weapons or strategy or bloodshed (at least not directly), but about codes and ciphers. From the clever way the British intercepted a German diplomatic cable message (the Zimmerman Telegram) in 1917, decoded it and (realising its importance), funnelled it (wiped discreetly of British fingerprints) to Washington, forcing a reluctant America into WWI… on through the famous (and devilishly clever) German ‘Enigma’ machine and the Japanese ‘Purple’ and JN-25 ciphers.

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Post + apology

Max, 2012/04/20 

I’m really, really, sorry. I am such a butthead.

Resume breathing byronius.

Sorry about that…


…brief interruption.

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