Friday, June 30, 2006

A Story on Friendship
~ Author Unknown

A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco.

"Mom and Dad, I'm coming home, but I've a favor to ask. I have a friend I'd like to bring home with me.

"Sure," they replied, "we'd love to meet him."

"There's something you should know," the son continued, "he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mind and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us."

"I'm sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live."

"No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us."

"Son," said the father, "you don't know what you're asking. Someone with such a handicap would be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives to live, and we can't let something like this interfere with our lives. I think you should just come home and forget about this guy. He'll find a way to live on his own."

At that point, the son hung up the phone. The parents heard nothing more from him. A few days later, however, they received a call from the San Francisco police. Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told. The police believed it was suicide.

The grief-stricken parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the city morgue to identify the body of their son. They recognized him, but to their horror they also discovered something they didn't know, their son had only one arm and one leg.

The parents in this story are like many of us. We find it easy to love those who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we don't like people who inconvenience us or make us feel uncomfortable. We would rather stay away from people who aren't as healthy, beautiful, or smart as we are.

Thankfully, there's someone who won't treat us that way. Someone who loves us with an unconditional love that welcomes us into the forever family, regardless of how messed up we are.

Tonight, before you tuck yourself in for the night, say a little prayer that God will give you the strength you need to accept people as they are, and to help us all be more understanding of those who are different from us!!! There's a miracle called Friendship That dwells in the heart You don't know how it happens Or when it gets started But you know the special lift It always brings. And you realize that Friendship Is God's most precious gift!

Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us. Show your friends how much you care....

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"A letter to a brother"
~ Author Unknown

Dear Patrick,

I was then an only child who had everything I could ever want. But even a pretty, spoiled and rich kid could get lonely once in a while so when Mom told me that she was pregnant, I was ecstatic. I imagined how wonderful you would be and how we'd always be together and how much you would look like me. So, when you were born, I looked at your tiny hands and feet and marveled at how beautiful you were.

We took you home and I showed you proudly to my friends. They would touch you and sometimes pinch you, but you never reacted. When you were five months old, some things began to bother Mom. You seemed so unmoving and numb, and your cry sounded odd --- almost like a kitten's. So we brought you to many doctors.

The thirteenth doctor who looked at you quietly said you have the "cry du chat" (pronounced Kree-do-sha) syndrome, "cry of the cat" in French.

When I asked what that meant, he looked at me with pity and softly said, "Your brother will never walk nor talk." The doctor told us that it is a condition that afflicts one in 50,000 babies, rendering victims severely retarded. Mom was shocked and I was furious. I thought it was unfair.

When we went home, Mom took you in her arms and cried. I looked at you and realized that word will get around that you're not normal. So to hold on to my popularity, I did the unthinkable ... I disowned you. Mom and Dad didn't know but I steeled myself not to love you as you grew. Mom and Dad showered you love and attention and that made me bitter. And as the years passed, that bitterness turned to anger, and then hate.

Mom never gave up on you. She knew she had to do it for your sake.

Everytime she put your toys down, you'd roll instead of crawl. I watched her heart break every time she took away your toys and strapped your tummy with foam so you couldn't roll. You struggle and you're cry in that pitiful way, the cry of the kitten. But she still didn't give up.

And then one day, you defied what all your doctors said -- you crawled.

When mom saw this, she knew you would eventually walk. So when you were still crawling at age four, she'd put you on the grass with only your diapers on knowing that you hate the feel of the grass on your skin.

Then she'd leave you there. I would sometimes watch from the windows and smile at your discomfort. You would crawl to the sidewalk and Mom would put you back. Again and again, Mom repeated this on the lawn. Until one day, Mom saw you pull yourself up and toddle off the grass as fast as your little legs could carry you.

Laughing and crying, she shouted for Dad and I to come. Dad hugged you crying openly.

I watched from my bedroom window this heartbreaking scene.

Over the years, Mom taught you to speak, read and write. From then on, I would sometime see you walk outside, smell the flowers, marvel at the birds, or just smile at no one. I began to see the beauty of the world through your eyes. It was then that I realized that you were my brother and no matter how much I tried to hate you, I couldn't, because I had grown to love you.

During the next few days, we again became acquainted with each other. I would buy you toys and give you all the love that a sister could ever give to her brother. And you would reward me by smiling and hugging me.

But I guess, you were never really meant for us. On your tenth birthday, you felt severe headaches. The doctor's diagnosis --leukemia. Mom gasped and Dad held her, while I fought hard to keep my tears from falling. At that moment, I loved you all the more. I couldn't even bear to leave your side. Then the doctors told us that your only hope is to have a bonemarrow transplant. You became the subject of a nationwide donor search. When at last we found the right match, you were too sick, and the doctor reluctantly ruled out the operations. Since then, you underwent chemotherapy and radiation.

Even at the end, you continued to pursue life. Just a month before you died, you made me draw up a list of things you wanted to do when you got out of the hospital. Two days after the list was completed, you asked the doctors to send you home. There, we ate ice cream and cake, run across the grass, flew kites, went fishing, took pictures of one another and let the balloons fly. I remember the last conversation that we had. You said that if you die, and if I need of help, I could send you a note to heaven by tying it on the string of any balloon and letting it fly. When you said this, I started crying. Then you hugged me. Then again, for the last time, you got sick.

That last night, you asked for water, a back rub, a cuddle. Finally, you went into seizure with tears streaming down your face. Later, at the hospital, you struggled to talk but the words wouldn't come. I know what you wanted to say. "Hear you," I whispered. And for the last time, I said, "I'll always love and I will never forget you. Don't be afraid. You'll soon be with God in heaven." Then, with my tears flowing freely, I watched the bravest boy I had ever known finally stop breathing. Dad, Mom and I cried until I felt as if there were no more tears left. Patrick was finally gone, leaving us behind.

From then on, you were my source of inspiration. You showed me how to love life and live to the fullest. With your simplicity and honesty, you showed me a world full of love and caring. And you made me realize that the most important thing in this life is to continue loving without asking why or how and without setting any limit.

Thank you, my little brother, for all these.
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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Aliens in Biblical History

Is it possible that the UFO phenomenon is actually a glimpse of the battle raging in the hidden spiritual realms as the struggle makes brief forays into this earthly sphere?

The Bible teaches that there are angels and demons and there is warfare in the heavenly realms. The demons are the fallen angels that once followed God, but later rebelled with Satan and turned against the Lord.

Ephesians 6:12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against
the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the
spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Revelation 12:7-8
And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and
the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in Heaven

Revelations 12:12
But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.

Revelation 16:13-14
Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty.

Just what are angels? The Bible tells us angels are "ministering spirits" (Hebrews 1:14). It tells us they are beings of a different nature than humans, but created by God and for God. It describes how they sometimes act, how they sometimes appear, and how they are sometimes perceived. It also tells us what they sometimes do. If one studies all the passages in the Bible that mention angels, one will see that angels are very powerful spiritual beings that, among other things, can:

1.) Appear as normal human beings, undetected by people (Genesis 19:1-29, Hebrews 13:2)
2.) Appear as bright, shinning beings that terrify those who see them (Matthew 28:2-7)
3.) Appear in people's dreams (Matthew 1:20-24)
4.) Appear to animals, but invisible to humans (Numbers 22:21-40)
5.) Appear in the form of a plague (1Chronicles 21:14-16)
6.) Appear in flames of fire (Exodus 3:2)
7.) Etc., etc

In other words, angels can take on many different shapes and forms, perhaps at will. It would make sense then, that if demons are fallen angels, they may possess many of the same powers that the faithful angels possess.

Many people who have encountered "aliens" describe a reptilian likeness to their appearance. It is curious to note that when Satan appeared to Eve in the garden of Eden that he appeared in the form of a snake?probably the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "reptile".

A few people will follow the devil with full knowledge of who he is. Others, being deceived, follow him without knowing whom they really serve. To those that seek Christ, one of the devil's favorite ploys is to masquerade as an imposter, preaching and teaching lies, false doctrine and false Christianity:

2 Corinthians 11:13-15For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ.
And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising,
then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what
their actions deserve.

1 Timothy 4:1
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow
deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.

Satan teaches anything that is false. He uses false religions. He distorts and perverts the true gospel of Christ so that it can no longer save those who hear his message. He uses deception. He makes people think they are worshipping God or a god when they are in fact, worshipping him. Some want to worship money and power; To those he gives this. Others want to worship other gods; To those he gives this. Others want to worship fame and material things; To those he gives this. Others want to worship themselves; To those he gives this. Some want to believe lies, and God lets them have their way. Be careful what it is you want, because God will give it to you:

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed
in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that
deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth
and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but
have delighted in wickedness.

How do we protect ourselves against the devil's schemes?

Ephesians 6:10-18
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

Revelation 12:10b-11
For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.
They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.

Even in the Old Testament, God knew how great the temptation would be, and warned numerous times not to follow any other beings except Him:

Exodus 20:3You shall have no other gods before me.

Exodus 23:13
Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods;
do not let them be heard on your lips.

Deuteronomy 5:7You shall have no other gods before me.

Deuteronomy 6:14Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you;

Deuteronomy 11:26-28See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse- the blessing if you obey the commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today; the curse if you disobey the commands of the LORD your God and turn from the way that I command you today by following other gods, which you have not known.

Deuteronomy 13:1-4
If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you
a miraculous sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder of which he has spoken takes place, and he says, "Let us follow other gods" (gods you have not known) "and let us worship them," you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The LORD your God
is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.
It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands
and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.

The terms, "heavenly hosts", or the "host of heaven" are frequently used in reference to angelic beings.
See: 1 Kings 22:19, 2 Chronicles 18:18, Psalm 148:2, Luke 2:13. The seeking after these beings is most offensive to God, and dangerous for us as humans:

Jeremiah 8:1-2At that time, saith the LORD, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves: And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.

Jeremiah 19:13And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as
the place of Tophet, because of all the houses upon whose roofs they have burned incense
to all the host of heaven, and have poured out drink offerings unto other gods.

Deuteronomy 17:2-4If there is found among you, within any of your gates which the LORD your God gives
you, a man or a woman who has been wicked in the sight of the LORD your God, in
transgressing His covenant, who has gone and served other gods and worshiped them,
either the sun or moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded, and
it is told you, and you hear of it, then you shall inquire diligently. And if it is indeed true
and certain that such an abomination has been committed in Israel,

Ancient Israel's history is full of times when they sought after and embraced other gods and the "host of heaven". In so doing, they abandoned God and His blessings, guidance, and protection--and paid a terrible price. These times were Israel's darkest hours. See: 2 Kings 17:15-17, Kings 21:2-5, 2 Kings 23:4-6.

Remember, no matter what these "aliens" may say or teach, Jesus Christ is the only way to God:

Acts 4:12
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given
to men by which we must be saved.

John 14:6
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the
Father except through me.

God has given proof of Jesus as being His Son to all men, for all time:

Romans 1:1-4
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God?the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.

Acts 17:30-31
In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.

But in the end Jesus Christ will triumph over all evil:

2 Thessalonians 2:7-8
For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.

1 Corinthians 7:31.. For this world in its present form is passing away.

2Peter 3:10-13
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.

Matthew 28:18
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth
Has been given to me.

Hebrews 10:12-14
But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God. Since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool, because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

Philippians 2:9-11
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

And that includes not just us humans, but Satan and his deceptive followers as well.

What is more important?
--That God came to earth, revealed Himself to us, told us the truth and lived among us as one of us, gave His life for us, left us the gift of His Spirit, and will return,
or
that so called "aliens" visit, tell us lies, and leave?

Are you saved? Many people think they are?and are not. Are you certain the Bible agrees with what you have been taught regarding how to be saved? Find out what the Word of God teaches about salvation. Click here and visit www.bebaptized.org

The Kingdom of Heaven is Here
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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Old Hindu legend...

There was once a time when all human beings were gods, but they so abused their divinity that Brahma, the chief god, decided to take it away from them and hide it where it could never be found.
Where to hide their divinity was the question. So Brahma called a council of the gods to help him decide. "Let's bury it deep in the earth," said the gods. But Brahma answered, "No, that will not do because humans will dig into the earth and find it." Then the gods said, "Let's sink it in the deepest ocean." But Brahma said, "No, not there, for they will learn to dive into the ocean and will find it." Then the gods said, "Let's take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there." But once again Brahma replied, "No, that will not do either, because they will eventually climb every mountain and once again take up their divinity." Then the gods gave up and said, "We do not know where to hide it, because it seems that there is no place on earth or in the sea that human beings will not eventually reach."
Brahma thought for a long time and then said, "Here is what we will do. We will hide their divinity deep in the center of their own being, for humans will never think to look for it there."
All the gods agreed that this was the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done. And since that time humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing, and exploring--searching for something already within themselves.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Crop Circles.

I've always been fascinated by Crop Circles. Below articles were sent to me my friend. We actually shared much common interests.

August 15, 2002
Another year later, nearly to the day on August 15, 2002, a formation in wheat is reported 8.5 miles from the Chilbolton Observatory on a hill top farm near Winchester, Hampshire. A small woods that runs along the field is called Crabwood, so some people have called it the Crabwood formation.

The first photographs of this Winchester/Crabwood formationwere taken on August 16, 2002, the day after an e-mail announcement froman unknown source on August 15, 2002, gave survey coordinates for the new crop pattern.Aerial photograph © 2002 by Steve Alexander.
This time, there is another face and code, but the face is not humanoid like the Chilbolton one. The face is a characterization of all the "grey alien" faces that have been drawn over the past thirty years by people in the so-called "human abduction syndrome." Allegedly, people are taken physically, mentally, or both, from their cars, bedrooms, or yards, into an extraterrestrial craft where extraterrestrial biological entities perform examinations and often extract sperm or ova. The creatures are generally described as grey-colored with faces very similar to the one patterned in the Winchester wheat field.
Pattern in wheat of "grey alien" face and round discof 8 bit binary encoding in hexadecimal form.Aerial photograph © 2002 by Lucy Pringle.
While the 2001 Chilbolton code was a large rectangle of binary code similar to the 1974 Arecibo radio telescope transmission, the 2002 code was produced in a spiral of 8 bit binary encoding in hexadecimal form with English alphabet letters represented by ASCII character sets used by computer programmers since the 1960s. To translate the code, you have to start at the center and spiral outward, counterclockwise, to figure out each English letter-by-letter to produce the message.

August 15, 2002 Winchester/Crabwood Spiral Code Message:
"Beware the bearers of false gifts and their broken promises. Much pain, but still time. Believe there is good out there. We oppose deception.

Source : http://www.cciam.com/chibolton_extraterrastrial_
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Monday, June 26, 2006

Investment Tips and Financial Management worth reading..

Looking After Your Finances To look after your finances, you have to know how much money you have and where it’s going. This means that the first step in taking care of your finances is sitting down and making a budget.

The Top Five Basic Investment Principals One of the biggest mistakes people make is to keep putting of making investments, and every day they wait is a day their money could have been earning them more money.

Personal Finance Tips Managing your personal finances doesn’t always come naturally, and even if you’re just beginning to take your financial matters seriously, then you likely need a few personal finance tips.

Understanding The Need For Financial Management It takes time and effort to learn the art of managing your finances. Unless you have a great deal of money, though, the basics of managing finances are not difficult to learn and perform.

Learning How To Invest Learning how to invest is not difficult and can be an exciting experience. There’s nothing quite like making your first stock market investment. Before jumping in to the investment ocean, though, you want to know some basics.

A Quick Guide To Financial Planning Financial planning basics aren’t rocket science, though it may take the discipline and dedication a rocket scientist put into his or her training to accomplish.

How To Get Started In The Stock Market By starting to invest in the stock market using small to moderate amounts of money, a person can learn the ups and downs of the market without feeling that they’ve placed themselves at great risk.

What You Should Know Before Investing In A Mutual Fund One important consideration when making a mutual fund investment is to look for a manager who has a good track record.

Beginners Guide To Property Investment In order to know the best techniques for making property investments, you want to have a good understanding of the real estate market and know what constitutes a good property investment.
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A Simple Solution to world's problem

Make Everybody Rich by FREDERICKTURNER

The Panacea is obvious

“Any inventory of the world’s current problem areas probably includes several of the following: war, the environment, education, health, crime, women’s rights, unemployment, the oppression of the poor, racism, xenophobia, restrictions on political liberty, the decline of religious spirituality, various crises in the arts, lack of support for scientific research and the space program, and over population. There is, in fact, a simple and effective solution to all these problems: make everybody in the world rich. Poverty is not just one more head on the hydra, but the hydra itself that grows all the heads. Put a stake in the hydra, and the heads disappear. The Panacea Is Obvious

The overwhelming evidence is that rich people don’t like sending their children off to war, and they will go to extraordinary lengths to avoid doing so. They will take these actions individually, as did the parents of U.S. politicians who pulled strings to keep their kids out of Vietnam, or they will take them collectively, as did the Western nations that hovered nervously around Bosnia, like country club luncheon guests who have discovered a wasp on the cucumber sandwiches. In Kosovo, the rich nations would not let their children get any closer to the sharp end than fifteen thousand feet. A world full of rich people will obviously be too wary to go to war, so war will die out. The resultant savings in military budgets will make the world richer still.

Rich people like to have a nice, clean, bio diverse environment, and they will go to extreme lengths to get it. They connive so successfully to avoid ecological distress that a whole government agency is devoted to ensuring that pollution sources are not unduly located in poor neighborhoods. But if there are no poor neighborhoods, people will make very sure that there are no pollution sources. Poor countries today are almost invariably more polluted and environmentally damaged than are rich countries, and the worst-polluted countries are in the old Soviet bloc, where poverty was ideologically privileged.

Rich people have historically supported arboretums, national parks, game reserves, gardens, restored wetlands, and zoos. A rich world, out of pure self-interest, will invest in a biologically diverse planetary ecosystem. In the teeth of principle, adverse public relations, political conviction, and enormous financial cost, rich people will obtain the best education they can for themselves and their children, even if they must abandon the public school system and pay twice. A world full of rich people is a world in which first-rate education will be in such hot demand by folk who can afford to finance it themselves that it will be plentiful, and governments will not need to supply it.

Rich people are notorious for their interest in their health and for the vast sums of money they pay to get and keep it. A world of wealthy valetudinarians will support cutting-edge medical research, first-rate hospitals, and a horde of well-trained and well-paid doctors; and, of course, everybody, as our premise stipulates, will be able to afford it. Rich people rarely commit crimes, or perhaps it is more accurate to say that their natural human proclivities for criminality are usually thwarted by lack of opportunity and incentive. The reason gated communities are gated is to ensure that one’s neighbors are rich and therefore unlikely to steal from or assault their neighbors, having too much to lose themselves. A world of rich people will be a world of police idleness.

Rich people support women’s rights for a variety of reasons, the simplest being that because money accumulates and women live seven years longer than men, rich women tend to be richer than rich men and hence more able to assert their rights. Other reasons include the neutralization of male physical strength by the prostheses of wealth and technology, the greater freedom of the rich from reproductive labor (see “overpopulation”), the greater access rich women have to education, and rich men’s demand for women who are interesting and present a real challenge. There is a pretty exact match worldwide between the relative wealth of a given nation and the relative extent of women’s rights. A rich world is a gender-equal world.

Unemployment will disappear in a universally rich world, not because there will be no people without jobs but because unemployed rich people are not called “unemployed” at all, but “independently wealthy,” “idle rich,” “parasites,” “comfortable,” “philanthropists,” or “retired.” The word unemployed will become archaic and comic. In a rich world, workers in less creative and interesting occupations will have to be paid exorbitantly and given grandiose job titles perhaps derived from the old aristocratic rankings, such as “count” or “marquis,” or from the artistic and professional designations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as “maestro,” “star,”“ doctor,” “professor,” “counsel,” and “president”to keep them at work at all. Creative and interesting jobs probably will be fewer in number than the multitudes of people who will want them, and therefore people might very well pay handsomely to hold such a job. Readers who already see these trends at work in areas such as publishing, politics, philanthropy, and the arts are probably well ahead of this writer. Rich people have always been accused of oppressing and exploiting the poor, and the accusation has often been justified. Human nature is as it is, and poor people, after all, often oppress those who are poorer still, as slum-crime statistics demonstrate. The answer to this problem, however, is not to take revenge on the rich or to make every-body poor for spite, but to make sure there are no poor people for rich people to oppress—that is, to make everybody rich.

Rich people are more interested in consuming the cuisine, anthropology, spiritual secrets, and picturesquet touristic offerings of the racial or ethnic “Other” than in stringing him up. Genocide, so appealing to poor people, will be counter productive in a rich world because it will amount to one less cultural tourism venue. Rich people unfailingly arrange for forms of government that protect them against the government, against each other, and against the poor, and thus provide freedom and security for themselves and other rich people. The Magna Carta was written by a group of rich nobles eager to prevent the king and the commoners from infringing on their freedom to keep and make wealth. The larger the proportion of relatively rich people in a society, the wider the net of free and democratic institutions is cast to ensure that the rich continue to be protected, even if the poor are protected in the process, too.

Poor people are bought off by larger grants of freedom and by recruitment into the ranks of the rich. The American Revolution was a revolution of comparatively rich people against the financial demands of the poor as represented by George III’s taxation policies. The richest countries today are the most politically enlightened. A world of rich people will be a world of exemplary political freedom and of incorruptible, open, and just public administration. Nobody will want public office for the money, and in fact people will pay well for the privilege of public service—we already see this phenomenon in recent elections. In a rich world, we will have the best government money can buy.

Once the existential demands of poor people and the pleasure-and-status demands of middle-class people are satiated, there is no place for human desire to go but up theMaslovian pyramid of human needs, up toward fulfillment of personal and public ideals, and finally toward the realms of divine enlightenment. Boredom drives rich people toward the complexities and perverse discipline of true virtue and spiritual insight; everything else palls eventually. Dynasty after dynasty in the world’s history has spiritualized itself out of the banal realities of political power and ended up communing with the spiritual world and constructing their souls—as did Japanese emperors ,Spanish Hapsburgs, Mayan priest-kings, Shakespeare’s Henry VI and Prospero, or Prince Gautama the Buddha himself. Wealthy Europe in the Middle Ages bought its way into monasteries; at the beginning of the twentieth century, it sought out Madame Blavatsky, Gurdjieff, Catholic aestheticism, and the Golden Dawn; and today it follows Deep Ecology and the Sufi mystics. Any visitor today to such pilgrimage sites as Santa Fe, New Mexico, or Sedona, Arizona, can find the California and Texas elite in the process of purging their souls. A rich planet will be an increasingly spiritual and religious one.

What rich people famously spend their money on, especially when that money is old and matured by generations, is art. When everybody is rich, there will be no need for government arts funding. Within the enclaves of the already rich, the Warhols and Johnses and Kiefers—not to mention the Ozawas, Spielbergs, and McCartneys—have already joined the aristocracy. Rich people have traditionally funded science research, and a world filled with pleasant landscaped environments will be too tame for the wealthy adventurer. Science is an irreducibly uncomfortable occupation, which is why the wealthy seek it out. Like peasants in a field, trust-fund kids grub about in dusty archeological digs. Aristocrats love to abandon their pleasant homes to climb icy and dangerous mountains, or they buy expensive and ingeniously obsolete sailboats and, on the fine edge of boredom and terror, sail around the world. Outer space will be the final frontier for the rich, the ultimate tourist destination, and they will pay for the privilege.

Finally and most decisively of all, being rich is unquestionably the cure for over-population. With the exception of a few countries such as China, in which brutal state power is exercised to prevent births, the birthrate is in inverse proportion to income per capita. And the fact that incomes begin to increase before birthrates start to decrease shows clearly that the driving factor in the connection is predominantly the increase in income—though there is also a secondary feedback effect in which low birthrates begin to accelerate the growth of wealth. Demographers are unanimous in noting the connection, and they argue only about the reason for it. Some believe in a direct relationship: that once children are no longer an insurance policy against the poverty of old age, they are less urgently required; or that when contraceptives are affordable, they tend to be used. Other scholars invoke factors that we have already seen are secondary consequences of wealth—for instance, the education of women or the availability of health care leading to lower infant mortality rates, less need to compensate for the uncertainty of infant survival, and a consequent drop in fertility. The chief demographic problem in a rich world will be one already currently faced by wealthy nations such as Germany, Italy, and Japan—how to keep the birth rate high enough to replace the population. The leveling off of population will compound the other beneficial effects of wealth: relaxation of the pressure on health and education services; an older, less crime-prone population; fewer draft-age young men; a higher proportion of people preparing their souls for death; resources freed up for the arts and sciences; a lightening of women’s reproductive burdens; greater political maturity; and a softening of the human impact on the environment. So What Are We Waiting For? A panacea for almost all of our recognizable present world problems lies right before us, one so simple that though it stares us in the face we do not notice it. Are we really so blind? To my knowledge, no nation in the world places that solution—make every-body rich—at the top of its public-policy priority list. Some nations, such as Switzer-land and Singapore, implicitly adopt that policy, and they are among the richest in the world.

The United States itself, during the period of its most vigorous economic expansion, may be said to have been following Calvin Coolidge’s maxim that the business of America is business. Maybe the idea is too base and uninspiring to be thought of as the principle behind the high and noble calling of politics; we don’t want it to be true, and so we ignore it. Or maybe there are other, less-wholesome reasons why wedo not want to adopt that solution. It would be churlish to state the least-attractive reason directly, but an old Russian joke conveys it rather well. The czar is separated from his hunting party in the midst of the chase, anda violent storm comes on. He seeks shelter in the cottage of a peasant, who is suspicious and unwilling to let him in. The Little Father of all the Russias pledges before the saints that if he receives shelter, the peasant may come to Moscow at the end of a year and be granted whatever he wishes in recompense. The year passes, and the czar becomes increasingly anxious. At last he tells his fears to his wisest counselor: “What if the fellow demands my daughter in marriage or my empire itself? I have given my sacred promise. ”The counselor ponders for three days and returns to his master. His advice puzzles the czar, but the czar trusts his advisor, and when the peasant duly appears at the end of the year, all smiles, the czar welcomes him to the Kremlin. “Ah, my friend,” he says, “I have thought often and gratefully of your hospitality; and I am in so generous a frame of mind that I have decided in the spirit of Christian love to add to my gift. Whatever you demand of me, I shall not only grant but give twice over to your next door neighbor.”The peasant’s face turns ashen. There is a silence. Finally, in a voice of anguish, he speaks. “Sire, I have decided on my gift.” “What is it?” asks the czar. The peasant replies: “Let my left eye be put out.” But perhaps our unwillingness to see our neighbors prosper is not the main reason why we have not made universal wealth our goal. Perhaps our assumption is that the goal is impossible to achieve.

How will it be possible for everybody to get rich?

First of all, the world is getting richer anyway. If the average world income per capita at the beginning of the twentieth century was, conservatively, a tenth of what itis now in constant dollars, and the rate of increase continues as it did throughout the twentieth century—despite two world wars and a great depression—the average income for every man, woman, and child on the planet by the end of the twenty-first century will be approximately $66,000. The CIA World Fact book for 1999 (Washing-ton, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1999) estimates the current world purchasing power per capita at approximately $6,600, with an annual growth rate of world domestic product (WDP) of approximately 4 percent, except during occasional recession years, when it drops to approximately 2 percent. The present growth rate of population is approximately 1.3 percent, but it is dropping rapidly. Given an average population growth rate of 1 percent for the coming century (high, by most estimates) and an average WDP growth rate of 3.5 percent, purchasing power per capita by 2100should rise to almost $80,000 in constant dollars, in good agreement with our previous estimate. Thus, the income of an average four-member family in 2100 will be approximately $320,000, and, given the normal ratio of net worth to income for families at that income level, the average family will be millionaires. Obviously, income disparities will mean that there will be some pauper families, who will have only$100,000 or so to spend each year, and others whose wealth will be unimaginably large to us now.

This rosy future will not just happen by itself. There were in history long periods of economic decline. How will we keep the present progress going? Here it might be wise to study the times and places in which prosperity took huge leaps—for instance, ancient Mesopotamia, classical Greece, Renaissance Italy and Holland, Bismarck’s Germany, China under the Han emperors, Meiji Japan, Victorian England, the late-nineteenth-century United States, post–World War II Japan, present-day Hong Kong and Singapore. What one finds is some combination of the following: lowered tariffs; racial and ethnic mixing (or at least vigorous intercultural communication); social and economic encouragement of technological innovation; a relaxation of the human prejudice against commerce and the merchant caste; a huge improvement in communications technology; a relatively free flow of labor, information, capital, technology, ideas, and culture; a rule of law that is consistent and predictable and protects property and contracts; a broad cultural consensus in favor of education and invention; low taxes; an intelligent coinciding of the units of government with the most efficient units of production; and a union of moral discipline with a good appetite for the pleasures of life. Above all, one finds reliable ways in which the older generation can pass on its wealth to the younger and thus facilitate capital formation and long-term, high-risk entrepreneurial investment.

Let’s Stop Shooting Ourselves in the Foot

How might public policy be changed if we adopt these objectives for ourselves? If we look at our laws from this perspective, it is remarkable how many of them seem designed to prevent people from getting rich; America’s present prosperity owes much to the cleverness of its lawyers in evading the intent of those laws. The first thing to do, obviously, will be to repeal many of those laws: get rid of tariffs; stop discouraging miscegenation and cultural mixing; deregulate technology (while increasing the legal power of the public to punish sellers of misrepresented or dangerous products);stop discriminating against business in cultural, political, and legal arenas; lower barriers against immigration and technology transfer; remove barriers against access to property and legal loopholes in property laws; and cut taxes across the board, especially inheritance taxes. Any law designed to stop people from getting richer should be repealed, and any law that will tend to make poor people rich should be enforced.

More subtly, in the pos tindustrial era, the economies of scale associated withmass production no longer matter much. Once manufactures and information have become vanishingly cheap to produce and therefore are not very profitable or labor intensive, the major form of profitable production in the twenty-first century will be cultural production—the irreducibly labor and capital-intensive human activities that I call the Charm Industries: tourism, education, entertainment, adventure, religion, sport, fashion, cuisine, personal service, gardening, art, history, movies, ritual, psychotherapy, politics, and the eternal soap opera of relationships. Those industries are subject to diseconomies of scale—that is, they are less effective when pursued by large units of production, such as big nation-states, and more efficient when they take place in small units such as cities, regions, and traditional ethnic areas. Therefore, we should remove the political obstacles to the present trend toward greater regional autonomyin culture, while opening all the technological and economic gates of world communication.

Public policy might also concern itself with the moral discipline, or virtue, of the citizens—of course in ways that do not violate democratic liberty and the imperative need to allow all human value systems to interact profitably with one another. Cultures possessing strong codes of moral behavior and self-restraint—as did republican Rome, Confucian East Asia, Victorian England, and puritan America can rely ontheir members to save before they spend, work hard and enjoy it, and look after each other in misfortune, thus increasing the wealth of the society. Many countries across the world, beginning with Chile, have been privatizing their social security systems. This simple step has two effects: it provides a reliable flow of investment into profitable business and permits all parents to leave some wealth totheir children (because we cannot predict the hour and date of our death, natural caution persuades us to overestimate our life expectancy, and so to die before we have spent our savings). In a generation or two, every citizen in such systems will become independently wealthy.

Above all, perhaps, a government wishing to make everybody rich should elevate that principle to the top of its priority list. Simply looking at political choices from that perspective will change every decision made. Instead of trying at huge expense to fix the myriad problems that come from people’s not being rich, government can focus on the real issue. Consider a thought experiment: if we take all the money in the national budget except what is necessary to maintain a justice system, government administration, and a national defense, and instead invest it in sound growth funds fore very child in the United States, we will be able to make everybody in the country in dependently wealthy in one generation. Or suppose Franklin D. Roosevelt had instituted a private rather than a public social security system. The money flowing into that system would have lowered interest rates and restored the capitalization of the corporations damaged by the 1929 crash. Recovery might not have required World War II, and the United States might have led the world economy into peaceful prosperity in the 1940s.*Meanwhile, all those born of American parents would have inherited the remains of their parents’ pensions—which, if invested until today, would have made them millionaires.

If government wishes to be activist about its prime directive, rather than simply standing out of the way, it should research means to destroy poor people’s jobs and replace them with rich people’s jobs, thereby making the poor rich. For instance, it might support research designed to automate all repetitive and burdensome jobs. It might create accrediting infrastructures for all the interesting but poorly paid service jobs, dubbing them arts or professions, and establishing AMA- or ABA-like organizations to protect their interests. Interior decorators, cooks, landscape architects, gardeners, and fashion designers are already on their way to being canonized in this way, joining dancers, potters, moviemakers, mimes, performance artists, photographers, and clowns. Masseurs, perfumiers, adventure-tour guides, martial arts experts, furniture makers, animal breeders and trainers, coiffeurs, auto customizers, cosmeticians,Web page designers, and the like soon will enter their ranks.

In time, the information industries will go the way of manufacturing and farming, becoming so efficient, productive, user-friendly, and competitive that there will be little money to be made in them. Robots, nanotechnology, electronics, and biotechnology will very soon be able to do all the unpleasant work; only pleasant work will be left, and it will command top-dollar wages because nobody will be forced by circumstances to work at all. The world economy will become Martha Stewartized, with all workers seeking occupations that help them to build their souls and refine their taste. Millions of dollars will be made baking the perfect cherry pie, remodelling the perfect loft, sewing the perfect border, composing the perfect cantata of worship, and training the perfect sheepdog.

*Editor’s note: For a revisionist view of the relation between World War II and recovery from the Great Depression, see Robert Higgs, “Regime Uncertainty: Why the Great Depression Lasted So Long and Why Prosperity Resumed after the War,” The Independent Review 1 (spring 1997): 561–90.

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Monday, June 19, 2006

J U R A S S I C A R T
by Dan Eden



High atop the Andes Mountains, the "Rockies" of South America, there is an arid region in Peru that is both unusual and unnatural. Seen from the air, this region could easily be mistaken for an abandoned airport. Someone has carefully cleared and carved a series of laser straight lines that span many kilometers. Most of these lines are just wide enough to be called a path. Other areas form huge rectangles and trapezoids, hundreds of meters in width and length. Indeed, it looks as if the area was made to accommodate a fleet of DC-747's, But these "runways" are thousands of years old.

This is just one of the many mysteries to be found in the region. On neighboring mountain tops, the intact remains of walls and buildings can be seen. This architecture is all made from massive stones-- some weighing as much as a locomotive-- each meticulously carved and transported to the high peaks from a quarry some five miles away. The precision of each stone's final finish is so exact that there was no need for mortar or cement. The stones are joined so tightly that not even a pin can be inserted between them.
When the Spanish came to Peru and discovered this construction, they asked the native people if they had made these


Images on the Ica Stones show human type figures riding in Pterodactyls while hunting dinosaurs (left), an amazing global map showing the continents (center), and other activities not yet understood.

In this area, rain is infrequent. In the mid 1960's it rained a lot. The dry washes quickly filled to capacity and normally calm rivers were scoured by the torrential flood. In a small town near the Nazca lines, the narrow Ica River was eroded away along the banks, revealing several hundred carved stones that had been buried in subterranean chambers. As the water receded, the carved stones were left on the Ica's banks.
As the locals began to collect these stones, a particular image of a fish caught the eye of Dr. Javier Cabrera, the town's physician. Dr. Cabrera recognized the outlined image as that if an extinct species of fish. His curiosity peaked, he sought more of these stones. Gradually, the villagers knew that he was interested in these strange objects and so they gave him what is now his collection-- something Cabrera calls his "library"-- of stone enigmas.

The stones come in all sizes. There are small ones that can easily fit your palm and there are rocks as large as a dog. All of the stones have images that have been carved with continuous lines etched into the rock surface. The etching reveals a lighter color than the original dark varnish of age, yet the etched grooves also bear traces of this varnish, indicating that the carving was done in ancient times.


Curious images of a comet and an astronomer, using an object that looks like a telescope, are found on the stones

One could easily attribute these stones to any pre-Columbian civilization were it not for the uncanny and unmistakable pictures of dinosaurs, humans flying on Pterodactyls and vivid scenes of human heart transplants and continental world maps.
Sophia Melewska is a Geomorphologist who was commissioned to investigate the rocks, summarize their content, and comment on their authenticity. After studying the collection of Ica stones, Dr. Melewska said that she was in a state of "intellectual shock." The art that surrounds the entire rock face shows evidence of an advanced civilization that knew about surgery, the history of man's past, and the Earth's evolution. But how? Melewska is one of the scientists now trying to direct the attention of professional research toward this mystery. But her battle is a tough one.



Unlike clay figurines that have organic material (i.e. straw) in their composition, there are no organic materials in plain old rock that will tell anything of its age. Traditional radiocarbon dating techniques rely upon organic material (that was once alive) to determine age. The surface of these rocks, however, has a varnish that is the result of bacteria and minute organisms which have adhered to the surface. A good black varnish or patina will take thousands of years to discolor and coat each stone. Etching these rocks would have removed the existing varnish, revealing the bare rock. Since these rocks have developed additional varnish in the grooves, it seems likely that they have were carved a long time ago. But how long?
In their video production, Jurassic Art, the producers again sent Neil Steede to examine this phenomenon. Neil, as was suggested with the Julesrod report, is unbiased. He travels the globe looking at stones and listening to all sorts of claims and stories. Some stories are blatantly fake, while others seem shockingly real and genuinely perplexing. Neil examined the varnish on the stones but was not able to guess at the date. They looked old, but exactly how old was old?
In cases where no organic material can be dated, the setting and strata where the objects are found can often give a clue to their age. Unfortunately, since these stones were revealed by accidental erosion, their original resting place is not known. Perhaps there were other ways of determining their age.

Acting on a rumor, Steede traveled to a nearby village where he met a local man who was in the process of carving similar stones for tourists and anyone else that could be duped into believing that they had a piece of antiquity. The rumors of Dr. Cabrera's collection have brought tourists to the area, seeking what they are assured are the "real stones." Steede found that the artist managed to emulate the style on the Ica stones, but his technique was not quite as good. Moreover, the tell-tale varnish was absent from his grooves. Despite this, skeptics point to these reproductions as proof of a hoax, and dismiss any serious study of the original collection which is still maintained by Dr. Cabrera. And if reproductions were not enough to cast doubt on the age of the Ica stones, their fantastic images of extinct animals and flying humans inhibit any serious scholar from taking a second look at the phenomenon.
If these stones are to be taken at face value, the time frame of our past history is askew. Either humans were able to remember dinosaurs and medical procedures as part of their history, or some species of dinosaur lived to fairly recent times.
Of course, dismissing them as a hoax is the easiest way to avoid this brain teaser. But since the stones seem to be associated with a culture possessing highly developed engineering and mathematical aptitudes, it is not an impossibility that such civilization might also have had knowledge of Earth's history and human evolution.
Could dinosaurs have lived until recent times ? There is some evidence for this. Certain species of animals, thought to be extinct, have been found frozen and preserved. Mastodons (a type of hairy elephant) have been found in Siberian ice. These animals could have survived through the last ice age, some 13,000 years ago. Their bodies were so intact that, upon autopsy, fresh daffodils and sweet grass was found undigested in their stomachs. Unfortunately the stones do not show Mastodons, and no frozen dinosaurs have yet been found.
So the question to be answered is this: If there was an advanced civilization in South America thousands of years ago, why did it vanish? Who were they ? How did they know of dinosaurs and stone masonry ?

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Could Ancient Man Fly ?

Models of airplanes thousands of years old... vast works of art that can only be seen from the air... ancient texts that describe aerial battles. Are they proof that ancient civilizations mastered powered flight ?

Flight has been the dream of humankind since they watched in awe as birds soared effortlessly through the sky. But, according to accepted history, it wasn't until the 1780s that two Frenchmen achieved lighter-than-air flight when they were lifted into the air in a hot air balloon near Paris. Then powered, heavier-than-air flight became the goal. And although it was theorized that heavier-than-air flight was possible as early as the 13th century, and in the 16th century Leonardo da Vinci designed winged aircraft and a crude kind of helicopter, it wasn't until the Wright brothers made their first successful flights at Kitty Hawk in 1903 that powered flight became a reality.
That's the widely accepted history. Some researchers and a few rogue scientists believe there's evidence to suggest that humans achieved flight earlier in history - much earlier... so early, they say, that the knowledge of this technology has been lost and ancient stories that recount adventures of human flight have been relegated only to myth.
Is it possible that humans developed the technology to fly in early civilizations - or in civilizations that are now lost to history? Let's take a look at what some call the evidence - intriguing artifacts, carvings, inscriptions and legends - that they say point to the true record human of flight.

THE EGYPTIAN AIRPLANE


In 1898, a peculiar six-inch wooden object was found in a tomb at Saqquara, Egypt that dated back to about 200 BCE. The object had a body or fuselage, seven-inch wings that curved downward slightly, a fixed rudder and a tail. It looked very much like a modern airplane or glider. But since airplanes had not yet been invented in 1898 (never mind ancient Egypt), it was labeled as a model of bird and stored away in the basement of the Cairo museum

The object was rediscovered many years later by Dr. Khalil Messiha, an authority on ancient models. According to Messiha and others who have studied the object, it has characteristics of very advanced aerodynamics, much like modern pusher-gliders that require very little power to stay aloft. The curved wings are today known as reversedihedral wings, which can attain great amounts of lift. A similar design is employed on the supersonic Concorde aircraft.
Was this just a child's toy? Or was it a scale model of an aircraft the Egyptians planned to build... or did build. If they did build a full-scale version of the aircraft, no evidence exists for it. No full-size airplanes have been found in any pharaoh's tomb to fly him to the land of the dead.

THE CARVINGS OF ABIDOS


Although no airplanes or airplane parts have ever been found from the ruins of ancient Egypt, is there corroborating evidence that they constructed aircraft?
Even more controversial than the model airplane are the enigmatic carvings found in the temple of Abydos, Egypt by Dr. Ruth Hover. Hover photographed a wall panel which had been revealed when a newer overlaying panel crumbled and fell off. The older panel beneath contained embossed images that resemble modern aircraft as seen in profile.
One bears a striking resemblance to a modern helicopter, while others could be interpreted as aircraft, hovercraft or even flying saucers. When the photos of these carvings first surfaced, it was assumed that they had been digitally altered to create a sensational hoax. And indeed some of them had been retouched to more clearly show aircraft-like features. But even unaltered photos seemed to show the very modern-looking figures.
Perhaps looks are deceiving, however. The official take from archaeologists is that the strange carvings are palimpsests - the result of two or more overlapping carvings that combine to look like something else. The "aircraft," they say, are merely combinations of overlapping hieroglyphics.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICAN SHUTTLE


Egypt's isn't the only ancient civilization that has produced puzzling artifacts. A remarkable gold trinket estimated to be at least 1,000 years old - dating perhaps to between 500 and 800 AD - was found in Central America and along coastal areas of South America. If you weren't aware of its age, you might guess that it was a child's model of the Space Shuttle or a delta wing fighter aircraft.

When the artifact was discovered, archaeologists called it a zoomorph, or animal-shaped object. It resembles no known flying animal, however. It looks distinctly mechanical with its delta-shaped wings, stabilizer fins and rudder. It even has what looks like a pilot's seat in the right place. Experts in aerodynamics, however, contend that the wings are too far back for the object's center of gravity, and that the nose is not aerodynamically sound.
Whatever this object is supposed to be or represent, its remarkable resemblance to a modern aircraft or spacecraft is uncanny.

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Friday, June 16, 2006

Tomb of Jesus in Shingo Village ( Herai ) in Japan. The "Songs" reveals the Truth ??

I'm not sure about this. I haven't congested Gospel of Judas and here comes another revelation i stumbled on the net. Another revelation ?. Hope somebody could enlighten me on this subject.

In 1935, Kiyomaro Takeuchi discovered 1900 year old document stored in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, containing evidence, that Jesus (Joshua) born in Bethlehem to virgin Mary is buried in Herai Village in Aomori district of Japan. The document contained also Jesus will, requesting that his brother's tomb to be located next to his. The document was SO authentic and news so explosive at the time, that the Japanese government banned the document from public view and kept it locked in a museum in Tokyo. During World War II Tokyo was severely bombed and the museum with all documents was allegedly destroyed. Luckily, Takeuchi family made copies of the document before surrendering it to officials. Copies preserved by the Takeuchi family survived to this day.

Document depicted is a copy, photographed by Dr T.J.Chalko in a small museum in Shingo Village, formerly known as Herai, next to Jesus tomb. It was written originally in ancient Japanese and most people in modern Japan cannot read it. The ancient Takeuchi document has been translated to modern Japanese language. It is interesting to note that historians still argue about the authenticity of this document. Note that any “material evidence” such as bones, teeth etc which could possibly be excavated from the grave – will clarify absolutely nothing about the identity and the spiritual magnitude of the person buried in Herai. Clearly more precise evidence is needed. The remainder of this article presents some of the most fascinating part of it.
The map shows the Aomori prefecture, located at the northern part of Honshu, next to Hokkaido Island and the exact location of the Shingo Village (New-village) formerly known as Herai. Herai is NOT a Japanese name. In modern Japanese language “Herai” sounds almost identical to “Hebrai” which simply means “Hebrew”. In Hebrew “Herai” resembles a word meaning "a mountain". Indeed, Jesus and his brother Ouriki tombs are placed at the flattened top of quite a steep mountain. It is quite possible, that renaming the village was a part of the Japanese government cover-up. Both tombs are simple domes shaped from the soil. Crosses look quite new and out of place. Until recently, the public was not informed about details of the content of both graves, which are very unusual. In his book "Thiaoouba Prophecy" (first published as "Abduction to 9th Planet"), among many other things, Michel Desmarquet describes the exact content of the Jesus' brother tomb, on the basis of the information he received from people from Thiaoouba (pronounced tYehova). The Japanese translator of "Thiaoouba Prophecy" was astonished that Michel Desmarquet knew about the unusual content of the grave. As a result, "Thiaoouba Prophecy" was translated into Japanese, published by Tokuma Shoten.
The next photo shows Dr Tom J. Chalko , visiting Herai on 7 September 1997 (97/9/7) holding "Thiaoouba Prophecy" in his hand, the book which inspired him to go to Herai. Enlarged cover of this book is included for your convenience, so you can have a good look at it. Click on it, if you need more details
Information given to tourists and visitors in Herai and propagated by the media seems severely distorted. It is implied that Jesus acquired all his knowledge from scholars in Japan, went to Judea to teach and then escaped crucifixion. Someone else died on the cross. There was no resurrection. This “legend” cannot be true, because "Japanese Jesus" DID NOT preach and did not perform ANY miracles when he came to Japan after allegedly escaping crucifixion. How could Christ forget everything He knew?According to "Thiaoouba Prophecy", Jesus (Joshua) born to virgin Mary in Bethlehem, after an "angel" from Thiaoouba (tYehova) implanted the embryo, escaped the slaughter of 2606 babies and arrived in Egypt. After surprising all scholars at the age of 12, he left his parents at 14 to travel with his 12 years old brother Ouriki to Burma, India and China. Eventually he arrived in Japan at the age of 50. He got married there, and had 3 daughters. Finally he died in Herai where he had lived for 45 years, gaining respect and love of everyone. Christ who appeared at Judea and died on the cross was another, very special man. No man born on Earth could do what he did. Christ never said that He was born on Earth... He insisted that He was a Son of Yehova (which is commonly translated as God or Father)… For full details of his story you need to read "Thiaoouba Prophecy".
Indeed, when we disregard myths, religions, fanatical doctrines, biased interpretations, emotions etc, and concentrate on facts, we have to accept the fact that Christ died on the cross and came back to life after nearly 3 days. No one disputes that – there were many witnesses at the time. But to die and come back after 3 days is only possible if the consciousness continues to exist unharmed when the physical body is fully dead. Hence, by dying and consciously coming back to life Christ has demonstrated the immortality of consciousness. He tried to inspire people to review their materialistic attitude. His message hasn't lost any of its relevance today. The strength of skepticism on Earth is extraordinary. Priests, officials and media continuously manipulate information, so people are scared and confused and therefore easier to control and exploit. Today teachings of Christ are perverted beyond recognition. Fear of God is preached and people continue to torture and kill one another in the name of God and Christ. South Africa is one example, Ireland is another. The Universal Law of “Loving one another” seems much too advanced for the great majority of people on Earth.
Very important and extraordinarily comprehensive evidence of what really happened 2000 years ago comes from the Herai folklore. Folklore cannot be easily erased by officials, by renaming villages, hiding, destroying and mistranslating documents or other material remains. People in Herai, for almost 2000 years perform a dance and sing a very strange song: "Nanya Do Yara Nanya Do Nasareno Nanya Do Yara", repeated many times. This custom is very specific to Herai village. This song, as recorded in Japanese writing (see left), has absolutely no meaning in the Japanese language. However, some people say that phonetically it resembles distorted Japanese phrases: "What is it? what's happening ?, what are you going to do ?". In September 1997 Dr Tom J. Chalko visited Herai village and brought the text of this song to Melbourne, Australia, where it was recognized by expert as very intelligently composed Hebrew-Egyptian riddle. Decoding of different aspects of the riddle took 3 months and the work still continues in 2004. The simplified meaning of the First Word of The Song Na-nee-ya in English is as follows: "it is ME, Joshua, the child given by Yehova"... The complete translation/decoding of the song riddle will take a book to explain. The song reveals, among many other things, the precise identity, ethnic origin, exact circumstances of Birth, education and the Magnitude of the Intellect of its Author, buried in Herai. Detailed analysis of ancient Hebrew words indicates that the song is a precise code referring to ancient Hebrew texts (Torah), well known in the 1-st century AD. The song seems to pose a question in Japanese, and the detailed answer is encoded as a riddle in Hebrew. The depth, precision and intelligence of the code in The Song is clearly a work of a genius. It took people on Earth almost 2000 years to decipher his song! The Song contains phenomenal amount of information, by cleverly referring an intelligent reader to exact references in ancient texts. It is interesting to note, that the name of God used in this song (Ya) is a shortened name Yehova, which is the way the Hebrew people at the time of Moses pronounced the name "Thiaoouba". The very first character of The Song, "+", is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph meaning "a savior". In Hebrew "savior" translates to Joshua. Hence, the first character of the song is a signature of Joshua. “+” character here has nothing to do with crucifixion - it is simply a signature of Joshua who as a baby escaped to Egypt and was educated there. This cross - a signature of Joshua - appears in the top illustration in this article. Chances of “+” representing "na" in Japanese by pure coincidence are very slim. Hence, The Song seems also to support a hypothesis that Joshua of Bethlehem and later of Herai (Shingo) has actually designed the modern phonetic Japanese alphabet called katakana and called + specifically "na" so that his signature coincides with the word "Nanya" in The Song. That way he could say "it is ME, Joshua, the child given by Yehova" just by writing a single word "Nanya", comprising just 3 katakana characters. Note that the Hebrew alphabet is also phonetic, where characters mean syllables, unlike the chinese kanji. It is quite possible, that yet another “level” of the riddle is encoded in Song's katakana characters, resembling a mix of Egyptian hieroglyphs and a handwritten Hebrew characters. When I listened to The Song for the first time in June 1998 in Herai, it became clear to me that it was designed specifically to be preserved. It is very simple, catching, memorable and it sounds more like a mantra than a song. “Do Yara” (the part that reveals the exact circumstances of conception) is clearly accented. The Song doesn't resemble any Japanese song at all. It is performed by 4 elderly ladies from the village. Why not young ladies? Because "old people are closer to meeting with God" - explained Mr. J. Hokosawa, head of Shingo Local Government. Singing the song is clearly a privilege, honor and a responsibility in Herai. It is considered a very important "holy" song, which in itself is quite extraordinary, because people who sing it do not understand the meaning of its words at all.
Imagine how much people of Herai loved Joshua when He was alive - they sing His song every year for almost 2000 years without even understanding it. Joshua was clearly an extraordinary man. It is likely that He taught people to read, write and sing - using an easy alphabet, so they remembered all sounds. He had quite an extraordinary story to tell about his own identity and He encoded it in The Song for future generations to decipher. His ingenious method survived millennia of wars, religions, politics, education, science, propaganda, cover-ups - without the slightest distortion. Today "katakana" alphabet is used on every computer keyboard in Japan... Jesus, son of Mary of Bethlehem, counted on the intelligence of the future generations. Has he overestimated potential of humanity on Earth? How many people can comprehend his message? Journalists worldwide (BBC, ABC Australia - to mention a few) KNOW about the song. I met some of them in Herai personally. However, their programs clearly ridicule efforts of simple people from Mountains of Herai to preserve tradition. People from Herai WILL keep singing The Song, and no one on Earth, even the Pope himself, can stop them.
The Song is one of the most important and profound folk songs on the planet today. You can listen to it NOW if your browser supports multimedia. To appreciate the song, set you media player to repeat, since the fragment available for download is repeated 50-100 times every time the song is performed.

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© 1997-98 Dr T.J. Chalko PhD, M.Desmarquet This document may be freely copied and distributed, providing that its authors, acknowledgments and its Internet address are all clearly shown. Acknowledgments: Dr T.J. Chalko PhD hereby acknowledges invaluable assistance of Dr T.Otaka from Tohoku University, Mr. A. Kawai and Mrs. S. Kawai from Tokyo, Mr. J. Hosokawa, head of Shingo (Herai) Government, Mr. Yokota (Shingo tourist division), without whom it would be almost impossible to acquire the detailed information needed for our research. Acknowledged is also brilliant work of Hebrew translator of the song, who doesn't want to be identified here.

© 1997-98 Dr T.J. Chalko PhD, M.Desmarquet This document may be freely copied and distributed, providing that its authors, acknowledgments and its Internet address are all clearly shown.
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Global Warming: Can Earth EXPLODE ?

The real danger for our entire civilization comes not from slow climate changes, but from overheating the planetary interior. Galileo discovered that Earth moves. Copernicus discovered that Earth moves around the Sun. In 2000 Tom Chalko, inspired by Desmarquet's report, discovered that the solid nucleus of our planet is in principle a nuclear reactor, it is eccentric, and that our collective ignorance may cause it to overheat and explode. The discovery has been published in June 2001 by the new scientific journal NUJournal.net.
Polar ice caps melt not because the air there is warmer than 0 deg Celsius, but because they are overheated from underneath. Volcanoes become active and erupt violently not because the Earth's interior "crystallizes", but because the planetary nucleus is a nuclear fission reactor that needs COOLING.It seems that the currently adopted doctrine of a "crystalline inner core of Earth" is more dangerous for humanity than all weapons of mass destruction taken together, because it prevents us from imagining, predicting and preventing truly global disasters.In any nuclear reactor, the danger of overheating has to be recognized early. When external symptoms intensify it is usually too late to prevent disaster. Do we have enough imagination, intelligence and integrity to comprehend the danger before the situation becomes irreversible? Did you see the figure above?It seems that if we do not do anything today about Greenhouse Emissions that cause the entire atmosphere to trap more Solar Heat, we may not survive the next decade. In a systematically under-cooled spherical core reactor the cumulative cause-effect relationship is hyperbolic and leads to explosion. It seems that there will be no second chance...If you doubt whether a planet can explode - you need to see a witness report of a planetary explosion in our Solar system. Plato (428-348 BC) reported that the explosion of the planet Phaeton had been perceived by our ancestors on Earth to be as bright as lightning...
5 of the last 7 years were the WARMEST ever recorded on Earth. The trend continues.
Huge parts of Antarctic and Arctic ice have already melted. Key Antarctic glaciers (Hektoria, Green and Evans for example) increased their melting rate 8 times in 3 years (between 2000 and 2003, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L18401). When glaciers begin to slide to the ocean, the sea level rise will cause not only tsunamis but a global planetary flood.
Volcanoes become active under Arctic Ocean and in Antarctica
The Largest Volcanoes on Earth are losing their snow-caps
Oceans are warmer than ever. Their increased evaporation produces large amount of clouds, rain and widespread flooding
Oceans around Antarctica, the largest ice storage on Earth, are less salty as if Antarctica melted from underneath
In heated oceans all currents are severely disrupted
Mountain glaciers melt around the globe
The weather around the globe becomes more violent every month
In February 2005 NASA officially admitted in their public statement that Earth absorbs more energy from the Sun that it is able to reflect to space at night - at least 0.5W/m2 more. Pollution increases daily and Solar activity is on the increase until 2012. Global increase in tectonic and seismic activity seems certain. Have we reached the point of no return?What causes an 8-fold increase in Antarctic glacier melting in just 3 years? Sun does not deliver 8 times the energy under the Antarctic ice does it? Some scientists predict that effects of "global warming" will take many decades. Can they explain the increase of the melting rate of Antarctic glaciers 8 times in 3 years? Overheating of the fission heated planetary interior can...The matter seems URGENT. Please forward this page (or the link to it) to ANY scientist or person of integrity whom you know. Our ONLY chance seems to be to UNDERSTAND and PROVE to everyone what will happen if we do not change our attitude to atmospheric pollution. Avoid the mass media - it seems that they are controlled by those who run the "economy" and are interested in keeping humanity misinformed to the greatest extent possible. To withhold, distort or otherwise interfere with the truth about the Planetary Core is a Crime Against Humanity - one of the greatest crimes that man can commit.Money cannot save the Planet. Only Understanding can. Focus on Understanding. It cannot be undone.
P.S. The ability to Understand is called INTELLIGENCE.
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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Pietà



Famous work of art by Michelangelo depicting the body of Jesus in the arms of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion.

"Mother carries the child in her womb for nine months and in her heart for the rest of her life. Mother is undoubtedly the most beautiful and lovable word in any language. This goes to show the importance of mother in our lives. Mother stands for millions of things she gives to her children; it also stands for sacrifices pain, grief and sorrows which she has to undergo to keep her children happy and secure. No joy can match the joy of a mother looking at her child, those craving eyes-deeper than a whole ocean".

I bet that the most important woman in an individual's life is definately his or her mother. Her presence affects us our entire life and she can't be replaced by anyone.
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Wednesday, June 14, 2006


The Wild Spirit ......
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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

This is an oldie but somehow i find it relevant to my blog for sharing. I could see the strong dying determination of these innocent young child, what about u ?.

1. Photo taken by Kevin Carter won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize
http://www.diacritica.com/sobaka/2003/kevincarter.html



We've all seen the photo, depicting a vulture waiting for the death of a starving Sudanese girl crawling to a UN food centre. Most of us know that the photographer who took the picture won a Pulitzer for it in 1994, and committed suicide three months later.

"Immediately after their plane touched down in the village of Ayod, Carter began snapping photos of famine victims. Seeking relief from the sight of masses of people starving to death, he wandered into the open bush. He heard a soft, high-pitched whimpering and saw a tiny girl trying to make her way to the feeding center. As he crouched to photograph her, a vulture landed in view. Careful not to disturb the bird, he positioned himself for the best possible image. He would later say he waited about 20 minutes, hoping the vulture would spread its wings. It did not, and after he took his photographs, he chased the bird away and watched as the little girl resumed her struggle. Afterward he sat under a tree, lit a cigarette, talked to God and cried. "He was depressed afterward," Silva recalls. "He kept saying he wanted to hug his daughter."

2. Frank Fournier's winning photo
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4231020.stm



Picture power: Tragedy of Omayra Sanchez

The World Press Photo foundation celebrates the 50th anniversary of its annual photographic competition this year.

In the second of five pieces by photographers talking about their award-winning work, Frank Fournier describes how he captured the tragic image of 13-year-old Omayra Sanchez trapped in debris caused by a mudslide following the eruption of a volcano in Colombia in 1985.

Red Cross rescue workers had apparently repeatedly appealed to the government for a pump to lower the water level and for other help to free the girl. Finally rescuers gave up and spent their remaining time with her, comforting her and praying with her. She died of exposure after about 60 hours.

The picture had tremendous impact when it was published. Television cameras had already relayed Omayra's agony into homes around the world.

When the photo was published, many were appalled at witnessing so intimately what transpired to be the last few hours of Omayra's life. They pointed out that technology had been able to capture her image for all time and transmit it around the globe, but was unable to save her life.

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I arrived in Bogota from New York about two days after the volcanic eruption. The area I needed to get to was very remote. It involved a five-hour drive and then about two and a half hours walking.

Dawn was just breaking and the poor girl was in pain and very confused

The country itself was in political turmoil - shortly before the explosion, there had been a takeover of the Palace of Justice in Bogota by leftist M-19 guerrillas. Many people had been killed and this had a big impact on the way people in the remote town of Armero were helped. The army, for example, had been mobilised in the capital.

I reached the town of Ameroyo at dawn about three days after the explosion. There was a lot of confusion - people were in shock and in desperate need of help. Many were trapped by debris.

I met a farmer who told me of this young girl who needed help. He took me to her, she was almost on her own at the time, just a few people around and some rescuers helping someone else a bit further away.

'Eerie silence'

She was in a large puddle, trapped from the waist down by concrete and other debris from the collapsed houses. She had been there for almost three days. Dawn was just breaking and the poor girl was in pain and very confused.

People were asking: 'Why didn't you help her? Why didn't you get her out?' But it was impossible

All around, hundreds of people were trapped. Rescuers were having difficulty reaching them. I could hear people screaming for help and then silence - an eerie silence. It was very haunting. There were a few helicopters, some that had been loaned by an oil company, trying to rescue people.

Then there was this little girl and people were powerless to help her. The rescuers kept coming back to her, local farmers and some people who had some medical aid. They tried to comfort her.

When I took the pictures I felt totally powerless in front of this little girl, who was facing death with courage and dignity. She could sense that her life was going.

I felt that the only thing I could do was to report properly on the courage and the suffering and the dignity of the little girl and hope that it would mobilise people to help the ones that had been rescued and had been saved.

I felt I had to report what this little girl had to go through.

Powerful

By this stage, Omayra was drifting in and out of consciousness. She even asked me if I could take her to school because she was worried that she would be late.

I gave my film to some photographers who were going back to the airport and had them shipped back to my agent in Paris. Omayra died about three hours after I got there.

At the time, I didn't realise how powerful the photograph was - the way in which the little girl's eye connect with the camera.

There was an outcry - debates on television on the nature of the photojournalist - how much he or she is a vulture

The photograph was published in Paris Match magazine a few days later. People were very disturbed by it because Omayra's plight had been captured by television reporters and relayed around the world. Then my picture of her in the last few hours of her life was published after she had died.

People were asking: "Why didn't you help her? Why didn't you get her out?" But it was impossible.

There was an outcry - debates on television on the nature of the photojournalist, how much he or she is a vulture. But I felt the story was important for me to report and I was happier that there was some reaction; it would have been worse if people had not cared about it.

I am very clear about what I do and how I do it, and I try to do my job with as much honesty and integrity as possible. I believe the photo helped raise money from around the world in aid and helped highlight the irresponsibility and lack of courage of the country's leaders. There was an obvious lack of leadership. There were no evacuation plans, yet scientists had foreseen the catastrophic extent of the volcano's eruption.

People still find the picture disturbing. This highlights the lasting power of this little girl. I was lucky that I could act as a bridge to link people with her. It's the magic of the thing.

There are hundreds of thousands of Omayras around the world - important stories about the poor and the weak and we photojournalists are there to create the bridge.

The question of the power of the press is more important today that it ever has been because it is so much under pressure from the business side of things.
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Life begins at conception. Who says? They do.

“I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception. I submit that human life is present throughout this entire sequence from conception to adulthood and any interruption at any point constitutes a termination of a human life.” – Dr. Jerome LeJeune, genetics professor at the University of Descartes in Paris (discoverer of the Down Syndrome chromosome)

“Each individual has a very neat beginning, at conception.” – Prof. Micheline Matthews-Roth, Harvard University Medical School

“The beginning of a single human life is from a biological point of view a simple and straightforward matter - the beginning is conception” – Dr. Landrum Shettles, discoverer of male and female producing sperm
“By all the criteria of modern molecular biology, life is present from the moment of conception.” – Dr. Hymie Gordon, Chairman of the Department of Genetics at the Mayo Clinic

Still not convinced?

Check out this amazing photo and statement:
www.michaelclancy.com

"My name is Michael Clancy and I am the photojournalist that photographed Samuel Armas reaching from his mother's womb and reacting to the touch of his surgeon at twenty-one weeks in utero during a spina bifida corrective procedure in 1999."

"Out of the corner of my eye I saw the uterus shake, but no one's hands were near it. It was shaking from within. Suddenly, an entire arm thrust out of the opening, then pulled back until just a little hand was showing. The doctor reached over and lifted the hand, which reacted and squeezed the doctor's finger. As if testing for strength, the doctor shook the tiny fist. Samuel held firm. I took the picture! Wow! It happened so fast that the nurse standing next to me asked, "What happened?" "The child reached out," I said. "Oh. They do that all the time," she responded."
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