Monday, September 20, 2010

Damn Arbor

Damn Arbor

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Tumbling Robots


I'm back in Michigan and no longer unemployed. I'm don't update this nearly as frequently as I should. I started a tumblblog which is mostly pictures of robots I find on the internet. It's pretty sweet.

Make sure you check out Grown Ass People, it is quite possibly the most wonderful and under appreciated thing on the internet.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Countdown to Inauguration: End of Days


The entire End of Day's e-mail

Hi Friends:

Okay, I received this from a friend. Not sure if it will happen but
then
any prophecy can be questioned because, prayer changes things as we all
know.
I thought you might like to review this just in case we see things
start to
change in a short period of time.

Linda B.
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Date: 11/19/2008



READ AND SHELVE, WON'T BE LONG BEFORE WE CAN JUDGE THIS
MESSAGE!!!!/Connie
"Jesus promised in the next president" could raise questions when it
said
Bush is last but then we are looking for the next president.... I'll
have to ask
my friend about the 7 signs he referred to. So, just read and wait for

January. You all do know about the rapture, right? If not, I suggest
you ask!!!


I don't know if this is true or not...but since I dreamed of missiles
landing in America while I was in Hungary...I thought I'd pass it on.
I'd never
dreamed of missiles before!!!

I do believe these are last days and more than ever it is time to pray
and
draw near. No matter what you believe on the end times, just pray that
your
heart be in tune with God's heart. Don't scoff. Remember to read and
study
Revelations...there is a blessing to promised to those who do.


Original Message --------
Subject: Prophecy
Date: Thurs, 6 Nov 2008 00:46:57 -0600


Dear friends in Christ,

Before I start, let me make this statement ... I'm just a messenger,
nothing
more, nothing less.

Many of you asked in the past year or so who might be elected the next
president, based on the Seven Signs that Jesus gave me in my heaven
experience.
And I answered that Obama's campaign seemed to match many of the issues
that
Jesus promised in this next candidate. I would have liked to have
shared this
prophecy back then, but I did not want it to look like a
political advertisement. So I chose to write about this AFTER the
election.

I can also tell you that this presidential election based on my heaven
experience is prophecy being fulfilled. We're just one more milestone
closer to
the rapture.

Just remember...except for local elections, last Tuesday's election was
the
LAST presidential election we will ever experience before the rapture.
There
will be no more! Isn't that exciting?

Here is what's yet to happen.

1. Coming in January (inauguration) ... Due to a "problem", Obama will
NOT
be sworn in as the next president. He will never take that office. Why?
I
don't know. This is the missing piece to the puzzle. We must wait in
anticipation
to see whatever this "problem" might be.

2. Bush will be forced to extend his presidential term until this
"problem"
can be resolved. Remember, Jesus told me, "The president you know right
now
(meaning Bush) will be the last president you will know at the time of
the
rapture."

3. Violence will erupt within our nation due to this "problem". What
might
this be? Rioting? Demonstrations? Terrorism? We will have to wait and
see.

4. Jesus told me, "Your troops will be brought home from around the
world,
but this does not mean peace." Then my minister, Rev. John Rice, (in
heaven)
said, "When this happens, stay off the airplanes, the trains and the
interstate highways. If you must cross a river, use a less traveled
bridge or a ferry.
When driving, use as many back roads as possible." Then Jesus told me,
"Your
nation will need all the help it can get to defend itself."

5. World War III will erupt. All the nations will turn against this
nation,
blaming Bush for this "problem", but by the time the world realizes
that Bush
was not to blame, it will be too late.

6. Missiles will be dropped on cities on the east coast, then the west
coast, making 9/11 look very minimal.

7. Then by the time we see missiles and fighter jets flying above us in
all
directions right here at home and you feel like it can't get any worse
than
this, that's when you know the rapture is about to take place.

Our nation will lose this war badly. It will be the end of the United
States. At this time the one world government and the antichrist will
take over.

All these things I learned from my heaven experience. Jesus also told
me,
"These are all in God's plan. As horrible as these events may seem,
these
events must happen in order for the rapture to take place. But you must
fear not,
for as you see these things happen, you must realize these are merely
milestones as we get closer to the rapture. Just do your works as
normally as you
possibly can. Then when this time comes, I will call you and everyone
else on My list, in the twinkle of My eye, just that fast."

Let me finish by saying, I'm just a messenger, nothing more, nothing
less..

God bless,
Scott



PART TWO:

Ok, I finally, finally think I have most of the puzzle figured out. And
this
will coincide with Scott Wakingtons near death experience when the Lord

spoke clearly to him.. The only thing that I do not have figured out is
the
timing of the rapture. So here goes.

If you remember, a few weeks back, Colon Powell came out publicly and
announced that the world would face an international crises sometime
before January
19th I believe. If you also remember, Joe Biden came out publicly and
said
that Obama would be tested...and that a crises is looming. Now he did
not say
in what way Obama would be tested, but I would believe it would be that
his
patience would be tested, due to him not being inaugurated in January.

Now, I want to apologize to all, for my mis-interpretation of Psalms
108
verse 6. It is not about the rapture at all whatsoever. It says this:


That Thy Beloved (ISRAEL) shall be DELIVERED, "SAVE" with THY RIGHT
HAND (Of
Gods) and answer me.

Folks, it cannot, and absolutely will not get anymore clear. This is
talking
about ISRAEL, NOT THE CHURCH. How or why I never saw this is beyond me.
Thy
Beloved IS ISRAEL.
The year is 2008, and the reason that Obama will not be Inaugurated in
January, is because of what Colon Powell stated, and what Joe Biden
stated
publicly. Israel IS going to attack Iran before the inauguration of
Obama, because
Bush is the only friend Israel has right now, and he is sitting in the
white
house. Now, as most of you are well aware of, there are thousands of
old
closed down military bases that have been converted into detention
centers all
around the USA. Just do a google search and will see most all of them.
When
Israel attacks Iran, the USA will be involved in Iraq for fueling
purposes of the
Israel fighter jets, and will be 100% supporting Israel. And a current
sitting president CANNOT leave office during an international crises
involving the
USA. And folks, I guarantee you that this IS going to happen prior to
inauguration day. And when this happens, and Obama does not get into
the white
house, you are going to witness something that the USA has never seen
in its
lifetime. Civil unrest and martial law like non other has ever
witnessed. These
brainwashed obama supporters are absolutely going to come un-glued
because of
Israel. It will be the ugliest thing the USA has ever witnessed. And
mark my
word, Israel is NOT going to do this with obama in the white house,
simply
because they will not be able to use Iraq as their fueling station and
the
support of Israel by the USA will not be there with obama in office.
This is all
going to come to pass, and it perfectly lines up with Scott
Walkington`s near
death experience, and word from the Lord Jesus Christ.

I have never been more sure of anything, and now all the pieces to the
puzzle are coming together. The only thing that is still not together is
timing of
the rapture... But rest assured, it is very near. If you also recall,
my
mother in law told me long ago, that Bush and Cheney were not leaving
the white
house. We will be seeing this come to pass very soon. Also, there is
another
part to this puzzle. And its in Scott Walkington's vision from the
Lord.
During the time Israel attacks Iran, the USA will have some terrific
explosions
on both the east and west coast, but I do not know if that will be from
the
enemy. It very well could be, but I seem to remember my mother in law
telling
me that it would be something that was orchestrated... I don't know.
All I
know is that we are so very close to all of this happening, and its
absolutely
incredible. The time is drawing near, and drawing to a close.

I do not believe this is God / Magog....but its the start of something
that
will eventually lead to it. I still do not know where the rapture fits
in,
maybe Psalms 108 still could be referring to the rapture, but I don't
think so
anymore. My Beloved refers to Israel... that's what I think. But who
knows..
All I know is that Obama will NOT be sworn into office in January 2009.



Friends are like the walls of a house. Sometimes they hold you up,
sometimes
you
lean on them. But sometimes, it's enough to know they're just standing
by.



Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I'm Dreaming of A White Christmas


Are you fighting against the "War on Christmas"? Are you worried that a Christmas tree is too pagan? Well the American Family Association has just the right Christmas decoration for you: a five and a half foot tall burning cross. Yikes!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Building a Sustainable Economy

As we rebuild the global economy, what steps can we take to ensure it is a more sustainable and equitable one?

Surveying the planet, it is apparent that things have gone terribly awry. The global economy is in shambles, we are destroying the natural systems we depend on for survival, and the richest are getting richer while the poor get poorer. Despite this bleak picture, the global financial crisis gives us a unique opportunity to effect positive change in the global economy. As our leaders begin to take measures to rebuild failing industries and financial institutions, it is imperative that they critically evaluate our past successes and failures so they can figure out how we can recreate a more sustainable and equitable economy. What parts of the old economy are worth saving? What parts need major revisions? What parts are not worth saving? Where are our governments wasting resources? These are huge questions, and unfortunately, our governments are under extreme pressure to take concrete measures quickly. How can we as global citizens 1) compel our governments to make sustainable and equitable changes, and 2) what exactly should we compel them to do? Ecological and economic issues are tremendously complex, but here are some suggestions for world leaders:


1. Don’t support industries that make unsustainable choices

If the federal government is going to bail out the auto industry, there should be strings attached. I’m from Michigan, and it saddens me greatly how the drawn out death of the Big Three is killing the state’s economy. Unfortunately there is no one to blame but the domestic car companies. Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, and VW seem to be doing OK all things considered. I think the Big Three’s current woes are easily attributed to the fact that they have spent over a decade now making cars that people don’t want to buy. That’s just not good business sense. They had the money and they had smart people working for them, they should have made 1) good cars that 2) get good gas mileage. Instead they acted like spoiled children pushing SUV’s and wasting money lobbying congress to keep CAFE standards ridiculously low. It really gets my goat to see car commercials advertising 28 MPG like it is some fabulous accomplishment. We’ve put people on the fraking moon, I don’t want to see car companies tooting their own horns unless they have something that gets at least 30 MPG city.

Here’s my point: if we are going to spend billions of dollars to bail out an industry that has made irresponsible choices that have lead to environmental destruction and ultimately their own destruction, then we need to attach a whole lot of strings. There need some guarantees that we, as a people, are making a good investment in our country’s future. There needs to be substantial government oversight (not in the form of former industry insiders shoveling money to their golfing buddies). If the Big Three want taxpayer money, impartial government regulators need to be able to compel these companies to make sustainable, equitable decisions. This has to be the bottom line. Blindly pouring massive amounts of federal money onto a failing industry is tantamount to creating an incentive to turn your company into a massive failure.

2. Don’t subsidize fossil fuel

Oil companies are making money hand over foot; they don’t need tax breaks and subsidies. I know that they argue the price hike will be passed on to consumers at the pump. Oh well. We dealt with record gas prices this summer and the world didn’t end. Gas prices are low now, so if they spike a few cents because the oil companies don’t have federal money anymore, so be it, we will survive.

Regardless of the impact on consumers, we shouldn’t be spending money to fund irresponsible usage of nonrenewable resources in a way that hurts the environment. If we are going to give money to industry, it should be based not on who can buy the most lobbyists, but rather on what industries will be a substantial benefit to future generations. Bringing it back to incentives, we need to deincentivize irresponsible resource use; it’s a no brainer. How about we use the money we are currently giving to the oil companies ($35 billion over the next 5 years) to develop sustainable, carbon-neutral energy sources and to create well paying, domestic jobs?

3. Put the era of blind faith in “rugged capitalism” behind us

“A rising tide lifts all boats” my ass. According to the International Labour Organization, the top 50 US hedge and private-equity fund managers averaged $588 million each in 2007. That’s 19,000 times more than the average US worker. Keep in mind that this was while they were driving our economy into the ground. Apparently each person working for their own self-interest does not, as if directed by an invisible hand, maximize societal good. Let’s quit pretending like it does. Instead, let’s regulate industries so that they behave responsibly and so we don’t have to bail them out in the future.

I’m sure there is a lot more that can be done, and that should be done, in terms of reshaping the global economy. While the current global financial and environmental outlook can look bleak, it provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a more sustainable future.

Photo via: Billboard Liberation Front

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The adventure continues

Still enjoying anarcho-unemployment. (Who am I kidding, it's really just unemployment.) I like blogging/writing and if all my job options out west fail, I am toying with the idea of trying to do more writing. Maybe more on that later. If not that then maybe I'll move back home (eeek?) or run away to the south with Nora. Who knows.

I started a tumbler the other day, benconnorbarrie.tumblr.com, we'll see what that becomes.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cellulosic Biodiesel

Scientists have discovered a fungus that breaks down cellulose in plants into biodiesel like hydrocarbons. Read the full story @ Sustainable Design Update.