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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Happy Birthday, Bobby Z



Bob Dylan - When He Returns
Live at Massey Hall,
Toronto CN 20 April 1980


The iron hand
it ain't no match for the iron rod,
The strongest wall will crumble and fall
to a mighty God.
For all those who have eyes
and all those who have ears
It is only He who can reduce me to tears.
Don't you cry
and don't you die
and don't you burn
For like a thief in the night,
He'll replace wrong with right
When He returns.

Truth is an arrow
and the gate is narrow
that it passes through,
He unleashed His power
at an unknown hour
that no one knew.
How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice?
How long can I stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness?
Can I cast it aside, all this loyalty and this pride?
Will I ever learn that there'll be no peace,
that the war won't cease
Until He returns?

Surrender your crown on this blood-stained ground,
take off your mask,
He sees your deeds,
He knows your needs even before you ask.
How long can you falsify and deny what is real?
How long can you hate yourself for the weakness you conceal?
Of every earthly plan that be known to man, He is unconcerned,
He's got plans of His own to set up His throne
When He returns



Robert Allen Zimmerman (Hebrew name: Zushe ben Avraham) was born on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota,[16] and raised there and in Hibbing, Minnesota, on the Mesabi Iron Range west of Lake Superior. Research by Dylan’s biographers has shown that his paternal grandparents, Zigman and Anna Zimmerman, emigrated from Odessa in Russian Empire (now Ukraine) to the United States after the antisemitic pogroms of 1905.[17] Dylan himself has written (in his 2004 autobiography, Chronicles) that his paternal grandmother's maiden name was Kyrgyz and her family originated from Istanbul, although she grew up in the Kağızman district of Kars in Eastern Turkey. He also wrote that his paternal grandfather was from Trabzon on the Black Sea coast of Turkey.[18] His mother’s grandparents, Benjamin and Lybba Edelstein, were Lithuanian Jews who arrived in America in 1902




[SOURCE LINK]


Bob Dylan's Unshakeable Monotheism


PART I : THE SIXTIES




"Listen, God, look closely after him. He's more fragile than most people."
~ Joan Baez, in her autobiography Daybreak, 1968

"I'm preachin' the Word of God / I'm puttin' out your eyes"
~ Bob Dylan, "High Water" (for Charley Patton), 2001





PART II: THE SEVENTIES


"The Dylan who inspired us to look beyond banal textbooks and accepted ideologies now implores us to turn inwards to the pages of the Holy Bible, a book filled with contradictions, inaccuracies, outrages, and absurdities."
~ American Atheists press release, Tucson, Arizona, 1979

"Well, the Bible says, 'The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God'."
~ Bob Dylan responding in kind, Tucson, Arizona, 1979



PART III: THE EIGHTIES




So how did Dylan describe his encounter with Jesus?
"Let's just say I had a knee-buckling experience," he told Paul Vitello of the Kansas City Times.




PART IV: THE NINETIES




Anyway, traveling around makes you think of these things, including my thoughts to drop you a line. Reflecting on this, brainwork brings you to the realization that this earth is truly God's footstool and until the entire world believes and obeys the same God, there can be no truth or justice or peace for anyone. The soul never dies and neither does it know time.
~ Bob Dylan





Psalms Chapter 139

א לַמְנַצֵּחַ, לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר:
יְהוָה חֲקַרְתַּנִי, וַתֵּדָע.
1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David. {N}
O LORD, Thou hast searched me, and known me.
ב אַתָּה יָדַעְתָּ, שִׁבְתִּי וְקוּמִי; בַּנְתָּה לְרֵעִי, מֵרָחוֹק. 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off.
ג אָרְחִי וְרִבְעִי זֵרִיתָ; וְכָל-דְּרָכַי הִסְכַּנְתָּה. 3 Thou measurest my going about and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
ד כִּי אֵין מִלָּה, בִּלְשׁוֹנִי; הֵן יְהוָה, יָדַעְתָּ כֻלָּהּ. 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, Thou knowest it altogether.
ה אָחוֹר וָקֶדֶם צַרְתָּנִי; וַתָּשֶׁת עָלַי כַּפֶּכָה. 5 Thou hast hemmed me in behind and before, and laid Thy hand upon me.
ו פלאיה (פְּלִיאָה) דַעַת מִמֶּנִּי; נִשְׂגְּבָה, לֹא-אוּכַל לָהּ. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; too high, I cannot attain unto it.
ז אָנָה, אֵלֵךְ מֵרוּחֶךָ; וְאָנָה, מִפָּנֶיךָ אֶבְרָח. 7 Whither shall I go from Thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from Thy presence?
ח אִם אֶסַּק שָׁמַיִם, שָׁם אָתָּה; וְאַצִּיעָה שְּׁאוֹל הִנֶּךָּ. 8 If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there; if I make my bed in the nether-world, behold, Thou art there.
ט אֶשָּׂא כַנְפֵי-שָׁחַר; אֶשְׁכְּנָה, בְּאַחֲרִית יָם. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
י גַּם-שָׁם, יָדְךָ תַנְחֵנִי; וְתֹאחֲזֵנִי יְמִינֶךָ. 10 Even there would Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand would hold me.
יא וָאֹמַר, אַךְ-חֹשֶׁךְ יְשׁוּפֵנִי; וְלַיְלָה, אוֹר בַּעֲדֵנִי. 11 And if I say: 'Surely the darkness shall envelop me, and the light about me shall be night';
יב גַּם-חֹשֶׁךְ, לֹא-יַחְשִׁיךְ מִמֶּךָּ:
וְלַיְלָה, כַּיּוֹם יָאִיר-- כַּחֲשֵׁיכָה, כָּאוֹרָה.
12 Even the darkness is not too dark for Thee, {N}
but the night shineth as the day; the darkness is even as the light.
יג כִּי-אַתָּה, קָנִיתָ כִלְיֹתָי; תְּסֻכֵּנִי, בְּבֶטֶן אִמִּי. 13 For Thou hast made my reins; Thou hast knit me together in my mother's womb.
יד אוֹדְךָ-- עַל כִּי נוֹרָאוֹת, נִפְלֵיתִי:
נִפְלָאִים מַעֲשֶׂיךָ; וְנַפְשִׁי, יֹדַעַת מְאֹד.
14 I will give thanks unto Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; {N}
wonderful are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
טו לֹא-נִכְחַד עָצְמִי, מִמֶּךָּ:
אֲשֶׁר-עֻשֵּׂיתִי בַסֵּתֶר; רֻקַּמְתִּי, בְּתַחְתִּיּוֹת אָרֶץ.
15 My frame was not hidden from Thee, {N}
when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
טז גָּלְמִי, רָאוּ עֵינֶיךָ, וְעַל-סִפְרְךָ, כֻּלָּם יִכָּתֵבוּ:
יָמִים יֻצָּרוּ; ולא (וְלוֹ) אֶחָד בָּהֶם.
16 Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance, and in Thy book they were all written-- {N}
even the days that were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
יז וְלִי--מַה-יָּקְרוּ רֵעֶיךָ אֵל; מֶה עָצְמוּ, רָאשֵׁיהֶם. 17 How weighty also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
יח אֶסְפְּרֵם, מֵחוֹל יִרְבּוּן; הֱקִיצֹתִי, וְעוֹדִי עִמָּךְ. 18 If I would count them, they are more in number than the sand; were I to come to the end of them, I would still be with Thee.
יט אִם-תִּקְטֹל אֱלוֹהַּ רָשָׁע; וְאַנְשֵׁי דָמִים, סוּרוּ מֶנִּי. 19 If Thou but wouldest slay the wicked, O God--depart from me therefore, ye men of blood;
כ אֲשֶׁר יֹמְרוּךָ, לִמְזִמָּה; נָשׂוּא לַשָּׁוְא עָרֶיךָ. 20 Who utter Thy name with wicked thought, they take it for falsehood, even Thine enemies--
כא הֲלוֹא-מְשַׂנְאֶיךָ יְהוָה אֶשְׂנָא; וּבִתְקוֹמְמֶיךָ, אֶתְקוֹטָט. 21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate Thee? And do not I strive with those that rise up against Thee?
כב תַּכְלִית שִׂנְאָה שְׂנֵאתִים; לְאוֹיְבִים, הָיוּ לִי. 22 I hate them with utmost hatred; I count them mine enemies.
כג חָקְרֵנִי אֵל, וְדַע לְבָבִי; בְּחָנֵנִי, וְדַע שַׂרְעַפָּי. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart, try me, and know my thoughts;
כד וּרְאֵה, אִם-דֶּרֶךְ-עֹצֶב בִּי; וּנְחֵנִי, בְּדֶרֶךְ עוֹלָם. 24 And see if there be any way in me that is grievous, and lead me in the way everlasting






Missing Link's MAD HOUSE!





ALL THE MADMEN - DAVID BOWIE

Day after day
They send my friends away
To mansions cold and grey
To the far side of town
Where the thin men stalk the streets
While the sane stay underground

Day after day
They tell me I can go
They tell me I can blow
To the far side of town
Where its pointless to be high
cause its such a long way down

So I tell them that
I can fly, I will scream, I will break my arm
I will do me harm
Here I stand, foot in hand, talking to my wall
Im not quite right at all...am i?

Don't set me free, I'm as heavy as can be
Just my librium and me
And my e.s.t. makes three

cause Id rather stay here
With all the madmen
Than perish with the sadmen roaming free
And Id rather play here
With all the madmen
For I'm quite content they're all as sane
As me

(where can the horizon lie
When a nation hides
Its organic minds
In a cellar...dark and grim
They must be very dim)

Day after day
They take some brain away
Then turn my face around
To the far side of town
And tell me that its real
Then ask me how I feel

Here I stand, foot in hand, talking to my wall
I'm not quite right at all

Don't set me free, I'm as helpless as can be
My libidos split on me
Gimme some good ole lobotomy

cause Id rather stay here
With all the madmen
Than perish with the sadmen
Roaming free
And Id rather play here
With all the madmen
For I'm quite content
They're all as sane as me

Zane, zane, zane
Ouvre le chien
Zane, zane, zane
Ouvre le chien
Zane, zane, zane (ah ah ah)



UK restaurant nail bomber was sent text message encouraging him









Washington, DC:
Two veterans of investigations into Communist influence on the U.S. political process have released two new explosive reports on Barack Obama’s ties with extreme anti-American elements, including agents of the Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA. The reports will shed important new light on Barack Obama’s mysterious past.











UK Press: "Islam is a Death Cult That Appeals to Social Misfits".....









Religion and nationalism are the refuge of scoundrels, so it was no great
surprise to learn that Haji Baz Muhammad, the Afghan criminal mastermind who
has made millions of dollars from narcotics trafficking, said he was selling
heroin in order to wage a jihad against the United States









Iran is considering a new campaign to fend off the latest threat it has faced – men's ties










LAHORE: Christians have protested against the Defence Housing Authority for bulldozing some graves of a Christian graveyard situated on Walton Road. They protested against the desecration of the graves and said that the graves were being bulldozed to widen the road









..Homegrown Terrorists for President












The latest Saudi publicity stunt should not be dismissed as merely a boorish hoax. It offers a useful glimpse of the ambitions and methods of the Saudi state, which deserve to be taken seriously










As Crops Fail And Prices Rise Six Million Ethiopian Children Begin To Starve







Me and my brother against my cousin;
me, my brother, and my cousin against the other.
This is an old Muslim saying








Medics in Iraqi Kurdistan said on Saturday that they had seen a surge in violence against women in May, with both so-called "honor" killings and female suicide on the increase.
"At least 14 women died in the first 10 days of May alone"










Mexico Town's Police Force Quits in Fear









Muslims threaten to hang Christian doctor








It's Only a Few.....That's What They Keep Telling us









Editor Explains Reasons for 'Intelligent Design' Article








EYE ON THE UN










Jewish Academia looks seriously at Kabbalah











Obammunism IS the Hopium of the Asses











UN Resolution 242 on Israel












China & Russia sign nuclear deal











31,000 scientists sign on against global warming theories








What's new in South Africa?







Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday Missing Link-o-Rama

MMMMMM me like Friday. Friday taste good.



Friday on my Mind - The Easybeats


Iran's man in Damascus, Syrian President Bashar Assad has just had the best week of his career as dictator. Everywhere he cast his gaze he was greeted by massive victories. Most were courtesy of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his colleagues in Kadima, the Labor Party and Shas







The latest audio message from al-Qaeda, reportedly from Osama bin Laden himself, is only the most recent confirmation that the jihadist threat to the West remains real and deadly serious. But the fact that it could take the form of nuclear terrorism should be most worrying to citizens and policy makers alike.

Where a nuclear attack once may have been beyond the capacities of stateless terrorists, that is no longer the case. One need only consider Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM), mastermind of 9/11 and chief operating officer of al-Qaeda, who revealed under intensive interrogation -- including the much-maligned tactic of waterboarding -- that a nuclear attack against the United States was a top priority for al-Qaeda.




Ali Larijani, Iran's former nuclear negotiator and now a Majlis member, was arguing that the Islamic Republic would pay a heavy price for Ahmadinejad's rejection of three UN Security Council resolutions on nukes. Then the likely Democratic presidential nominee stepped in






Religion of lost children.......Boy, 12, Beheads Man In Al Qaeda Video there is a special place in hell for those that abuse a child..







US-BASED Human Rights Watch has slammed a Saudi Arabian court decision to drop charges against an employer accused of abusing an Indonesian maid so severely she lost her fingers and toes







..Muslim fanatics radicalised mentally ill convert into becoming a 'nail bomber'










Mohammads religion......... A MAN smashed his housemaid's head into a metal headboard and then strangled her because she refused to take off her clothes, a court heard. The 21-year-old Bahraini is now on trial for murder after allegedly killing the Ethiopian woman, aged 28, in his bedroom on February 31.
He locked her inside his room while she was cleaning it and asked her to strip, the High Criminal Court heard. However, he allegedly hit her when she refused and knocked her onto his bed before trying to force off her clothes.





ALGIERS, MAY 21 - For the first time in Algeria a trial against an Algerian woman converted to Christianity was launched yesterday in Tiaret. The woman was accused of having “practised a non-Muslim prayer without authorisation”







Lets see: Rosie O’Donnell said that Christian Fundamentalists are just as bad as Muslim Fundamentalists. So as a Christian Fundamentalist, I may greatly offend Rosie by telling her (as lovingly as I can) that homosexuality runs contrary to what her creator has commanded. As such, if she does not repent, she will eventually face His judgment for her rejection of Him in this regard. On the other hand, in Gambia, the Muslims will just chop her head off in public. Offensive words - Chop your head off. Which one seems worse to you? I wonder if the world will ever see an American (Muslim) President enacting such measures?







..FBI's Counterterror Staff Falls to 62%




Then the coup de grace: “The person who has the most delegates becomes the nominee of the party. It’s not been about the popular vote.”

Pelosi had better invest in a food taster.

Hillary’s forward march depends almost totally on winning a popular vote victory after she creams Barack Obama in Puerto Rico on June 1.

When asked about the possibility of Hillary appearing on the ticket as Obama’s running mate, Pelosi sunk the knife in deeper: “In all honesty,” she said, “I do think it’s not likely.”






Thankful to Jihadists for Murdering, Enslaving and Raping Them









..The Quranic Sharia Laws










Pastor John Hagee (watch all 5)










Pastor Rod Parsley (watch all 4)






Jesus Freak - DC Talk

Syria, Israel and the Golan Heights

Jerusalem Issue Brief
Vol. 8, No.1 22 May 2008
The Golan Heights and the Syrian-Israeli Negotiations
By Dore Gold



Israeli negotiators will quickly discover three core areas in their discussions with the Syrians that they will not resolve easily: delineation of an agreed boundary, security arrangements, and the Syrian-Iranian alliance.
Just prior to the outbreak of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Syria deployed 1,400 tanks along the border against a total Israeli force of 177 tanks (a force ratio of 8 to 1 in favor of Syria ). Should Syria's considerable missile forces be used to delay Israel's reserve mobilization, then the importance of the Golan terrain will increase as Israel's small standing army will have to fight for longer without reserve reinforcement.

When Israel reached its Treaty of Peace with Egypt in 1979, it agreed to fully withdraw from the Sinai Peninsula to the international border. Syria illegally occupied Israeli territories during the 1950s that were within Israel 's international borders: the southern demilitarized zone at al-Hamma, the Banias area, and the strip of coastal territory along the northeast shoreline of the Sea of Galilee.

If Israel were to agree to the June 4, 1967, line, as Syria demands, it would be rewarding Syrian aggression. Moreover, it could compromise Israel 's control of its largest fresh water reservoir. Israel should not have to be arguing with the Syrians over the question of whether a future Israeli-Syrian boundary should correspond to the June 4, 1967, line or to the older international border, for neither of these lines is defensible.

The U.S. has given Israel repeated diplomatic assurances in the past that Israel will not have to come down from the Golan Heights , beginning with a September 1, 1975, letter from President Gerald Ford to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. It was renewed prior to the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference by Secretary of State James Baker. During the Clinton administration, Secretary of State Warren Christopher renewed the Ford commitment in a letter dated September 19, 1996.

Even if, by prior agreement with Tehran, the Syrians took steps that appeared to be downgrading relations, Israel's concession of the Golan Heights would be irreversible, while the political orientation of states in the Middle East is notoriously changeable. It would be a cardinal error for Israel to put into jeopardy its own security by agreeing to come down from the Golan Heights.

ON THE GOLAN HEIGHTS


From my posts made in Spring 2007 about this:

Before ceding the Golan
Dore Gold 6/2007
Ehud Olmert’s Syrian Deal June 14, 2007


From this post made 6/6/07:

US STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SEAN McCORMACK 5/17/07:

But we've also urged them [ISRAEL] to consider the consequences of their actions in defending themselves on Palestinian infrastructure as well as on what effect it might have on the prospects for moving forward the political process. But we know that Prime Minister Olmert is somebody who is committed to working actively on that political track.

SO....WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF ISRAEL NOT DEFENDING HERSELF, SEAN?DEAD JEWS. ....but that's fine with the world, right?

I assure you, it is NOT fine with GOD

From this post made May 31, 2007:

STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BAKER PLAN:
12/6/06: Baker report: Israel must withdraw from Golan

5/31/07: Olmert: Israel Willing to Give up Golan for Peace with Syria

Today:
Jerusalem is the Key
Understanding Israel's capital is central to understanding the country itself.
Uri Dromi decodes the paradoxical rhetoric.

Assad's week of triumph By Caroline B. Glick

Olmert, deep in scandal, has made Hamas, Hizbullah, Syria and Iran happy

News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation May 13-20, 2008

20 facts you should know about Israel/Jerusalem:

1. Nationhood and Jerusalem - Israel became a nation in 1312 B.C.E., two thousand years before the rise of Islam.

2. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel.

3. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 B.C.E. the Jews have had dominion over the land for one thousand years with a continuous presence in the land for the past 3,300 years.

4. Arabs have only had control of Israel twice - from 634 until the Crusader invasion in June 1099, and from 1292 until the year 1517 when they were dispelled by the Turks in their conquest.

5. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital. Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem, they never sought to make it their capital, and Arab leaders did not come to visit.

6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Tanach, the Jewish Holy Scriptures. Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Koran. There are vague references to Jerusalem in the Hadiths - stories about Mohammed - that he stopped his night journey (which the Koran explains took place in a dream!) at the "farther mosque" (or "distant place"). Muslims explain that this means "at the edge of the Temple mount", although no direct reference to Jerusalem or the Temple Mount is made.

7. King David established the city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Mohammed never came to Jerusalem.

8. Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Some Muslims (i.e. those between Israel and Saudi Arabia) pray with their backs toward Jerusalem.

9. Arab and Jewish Refugees - In 1948 the Arab refugees were encouraged to leave Israel by Arab leaders promising to purge the land of Jews. Sixty eight percent left without ever seeing an Israeli soldier.

10. The Jewish refugees were forced to flee from Arab lands due to Arab brutality, persecution and pogroms.

11. The number of Arab refugees who left Israel in 1948 is estimated to be around 630,000. The number of Jewish refugees from Arab lands is estimated to be the same.

12. Arab refugees were INTENTIONALLY not absorbed or integrated into the Arab lands to which they fled, despite the vast Arab territory. Out of the 100,000,000 refugees since World War II, theirs is the only refugee group in the world that has never been absorbed or integrated into their own peoples' lands. Jewish refugees were completely absorbed into Israel, a country no larger than the state of New Jersey.

13. The Arab - Israeli Conflict - The Arabs are represented by eight separate nations, not including the Palestinians. There is only one Jewish nation. The Arab nations initiated all five wars and lost. Israel defended itself each time and won.

14. The P.L.O.'s Charter still calls for the destruction of the State of Israel. Israel has given the Palestinians most of the West Bank land, autonomy under the Palestinian Authority, and has supplied them with weapons.

15. Under Jordanian rule, Jewish holy sites were desecrated and the Jews were denied access to places of worship. Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian sites have been preserved and made accessible to people of all faiths.

16. The U.N. Record on Israel and the Arabs - Of the 175 Security Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel.

17. Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions voted on before 1990, 429 were directed against Israel.

18. The U.N was silent while 58 Jerusalem Synagogues were destroyed by the Jordanians.

19. The U.N. was silent while the Jordanians systematically desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives.

20. The U.N. was silent while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-like policy of preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.


UPDATE

Golan Heights controls water source for Israel

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Counting the Omer With the World in a Coma





Tonight is Lag Ba'omer


WTF is the Lag Ba'Omer you ask, and what relevance can it possibly bear to the reality of The Now?
Well, I'll tell you. The Omer is when you count the days between the Passover (the Exodus) and Moses' receiving of The Law at Sinai (Shavuot). Lag Ba'omer is the 33rd day of this count.




Level: Basic

S'firat Ha-Omer (in Hebrew)
You shall count for yourselves -- from the day after the Shabbat, from the day when you bring the Omer of the waving -- seven Shabbats, they shall be complete. Until the day after the seventh sabbath you shall count, fifty days... -Leviticus 23:15-16
You shall count for yourselves seven weeks, from when the sickle is first put to the standing crop shall you begin counting seven weeks. Then you will observe the Festival of Shavu'ot for the L-RD, your G-d -Deuteronomy 16:9-10

According to the Torah (Lev. 23:15), we are obligated to count the days from Passover to Shavu'ot. This period is known as the Counting of the Omer.


An omer is a unit of measure.


On the second day of Passover, in the days of the Temple, an omer of barley was cut down and brought to the Temple as an offering.

This grain offering was referred to as the Omer.

Every night, from the second night of Passover to the night before Shavu'ot, we recite a blessing and state the count of the omer in both weeks and days. So on the 16th day, you would say "Today is sixteen days, which is two weeks and two days of the Omer." The Orthodox Union has a chart that provides the transliterated Hebrew and English text of the counting day-by-day.

The counting is intended to remind us of the link between Passover, which commemorates the Exodus, and Shavu'ot, which commemorates the giving of the Torah. It reminds us that the redemption from slavery was not complete until we received the Torah.

[SNIP]


Tonight, Thursday night, May 22, 2008, we count thirty-three days, which is four weeks and five days of the Omer.

Tonight is Lag Ba'omer

For detailed instructions on how to count the Omer, blessing text, omer calendar, and more information, click here

Earl Randolph's Orchestra - Count Those Days

Lag BaOmer, the 33rd day of the Omer Count is a festive day on the Jewish calendar, celebrated with outings (on which the children traditionally play with bow and arrows ), bonfires, and other joyous events. Many visit the resting place (in Miron in Northern Israel) of the great sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, whose yahrzeit (anniversary of his passing) the day marks.

Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, who lived in the 2nd century of the Common Era, was the first to publicly teach the mystical dimension of the Torah known as the "Kabbalah," and is the author of the basic work of Kabbalah, the Zohar. On the day of his passing, Rabbi Shimon instructed his disciples to mark the date as "the day of my joy."

The Chassidic masters explain that the final day of a righteous person's earthly life marks the point at which "all his deeds, teachings and work" achieve their culminating perfection and the zenith of their impact upon our lives. So each Lag BaOmer we celebrate Rabbi Shimon's life and the revelation of the esoteric soul of Torah.

Lag BaOmer also commemorates another joyous event. The Talmud relates that in the weeks between Passover and Shavuot a plague raged amongst the disciples of the great sage Rabbi Akiva "because they did not act respectfully towards each other"; these weeks are therefore observed as a period of mourning, with various joyous activities proscribed by law and custom. On Lag BaOmer the dying ceased. Thus Lag BaOmer also carries the theme of Ahavat Yisrael, the imperative to love and respect one's fellow.


And So... what is Israel doing right now, today, on the 33rd day of this Omer?

Israel, Syria hold peace talks after 8-year break


Talking through Turkey to
Assyrians about suicide.


Speaking PEACE where there is no peace


And America has been facilitating this for over a year. All those trips by American politicians to Syria last spring were a prelude to this day. [Search: Syria]




As we learned above the Omer is a unit of measure.

On the second day of Passover, in the days of the Temple, an omer of barley was cut down and brought to the Temple as an offering.

This grain offering was referred to as the Omer.

So this is the offering Israel now chooses to place before her G-d, this peace where there is no peace is the measure of her regard for The Covenant? All this and the backing, the babblewanky, and the bamboozling of our own government to boot.

Not so good.

Everything, Biblically speaking, can be reduced to this basic conceptual trinity:
Seed ~ Time ~ Harvest

All things in the natural and in the spiritual operate on this principle. All things can be stripped down to this level.
Which is why Jesus uses related parables so often.

So where are we?

We stand between the Exodus and the Law
Between slavery and deliverance
directly between time and harvest
mid way in a journey out of death into life



Today is Lag BaOmer.

On Lag BaOmer the dying ceased.




Lag BaOmer falls exactly one week before Ascension Thursday



The general and most common understanding of the Christian doctrine of Ascension holds that Jesus bodily ascended to heaven in the presence of his apostles, forty days following his resurrection. It is narrated in Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, Acts 1:1-12,[1] and mentioned in John 20:17, Ephesians 4:7-13, Romans 10:5-7, 1 Timothy 3:16, 1 Peter 3:21-22. This is affirmed by Christian liturgy in the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed.

So,

The Omer, (The Early First Fruits) Lev 23:9-14:
A period of seven weeks (7 is the number for completion in Hebrew Gematria)

Each day is counted off for 49 days
ending on the fiftieth day known as Shavuot, and to the Christians, as Pentecost
(Pentecost means 50)


In the book of Acts, Pentecost is the day when the Ruach Ha Kodesh or Holy Spirit is reported to have entered the disciples.

It was also the exact number of days from the barley harvest to the wheat harvest.


When the Temple(s) stood, an elaborate ceremony developed where the Priest would meet the worshipers on the edge of the city and lead them up to the Temple mount with music, praise psalms and dance, everyone carrying sheaves of grain as thanks offerings or tithes to GOD.

On arriving at the Temple, the priest would take the sheaves of grain and lift some of them in the air, waving them in every direction, thus acknowledging God's provision and sovereignty over all the earth.

Also I am reminded of Joseph's dream and all that that implies....

Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. He said to them, "Listen to this dream I had: We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it."


His brothers said to him, "Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?" And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said.

~ Genesis 37 5:8

In a messianic context you can also say that the purpose of counting the omer relates to the resurrection of Jesus concurrently with the giving of the Torah. He is called the Word Walking, he is regarded as the physical embodiment of the Word. Whether you see messiah in the context of Jesus or if you await the coming of Messiah as a Jew, there is no denying that the seasons of the Jewish calendar and it's festivals are metaphorically representational of the life and purpose of Messiah and that the festival of first fruits has great significance in light of his life, his death and his resurrection.

It is always about deliverance from death and redemption to life.

"I tell you that unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it stays just a grain; but if it dies it produces a big harvest...
As for me, when am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself"

King Harvest Will Surely Come / Long Black Veil - The Band


Sounds a lot like Joseph's dream to me.


Joseph was sold by his brothers into slavery and subsequently imprisoned, only to be raised into a position of ultimate power in Eqypt, at the right hand of Pharaoh, whereupon he was able to store seven years of grain up in advance of a famine which he had foreseen via his interpretation of Pharaoh's dream.



Moses, BTW is descended from Joseph


So...
the way I see it is this:



Here we go round the prophecy bush again. People who interpret Biblical prophecy in a static and closed manner do not understand the nature of the word of GOD. The word is alive, it is multi dimensional and it transcends time. Biblical stories act as "templates" for reality on one level. There are only so many stories in the naked world. We just perceive them as being many.



We are being sold into slavery by our brothers

To an
Assyrian enemy


they speak peace where there is no peace

these rulers who are corrupt and craven

while the world
salivates over Israel's impending destruction



By the word of GOD alone we were created
and only by the Word of GOD will we be delivered


Trust in Him and you will not be put to shame


Trust in men
and expect to be be forsaken.


This is a time of choosing. Choose well.


Long Live the Feral Remnants.


In Search Of... The Missing Link!

In Search Of... The Missing Link!




This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you
that I have set before you
life and death,
blessings and curses.
Now choose
life,
so that you and your children may live
~
Deuteronomy 30:19





Women are not to be seen or heard...Islam hates chattel that talks............
In the new park, called "Mothers' Paradise," women can walk, jog, and engage in other athletic activities without having to cover their heads. Men can reportedly not see inside the park since it is surrounded by green walls and covered by bright-colored materials.








Pakistan: After Christian Man Refuses to Convert to Islam, Muslims Threaten to Burn him Alive, Stone his Family to Death...









"Talking without preconditions" would require America to ignore three unanimous Security Council resolutions. Before starting his unconditional talks, would Obama present a new resolution at the Security Council to cancel the three that Ahmadinejad doesn't like? Or would the new US president act in defiance of the United Nations - further weakening the Security Council's authority? ...








Beirut's death struggle ends amid a sea of Western indifference and U.N. incompetence. A deal struck Wednesday in Qatar gives Hezbollah the control it seeks.
Welcome to Hezbollahstan.


Asked to remove terrorist groups' videos from YouTube, Google insists on keeping "nonviolent" terrorist content — whatever that is. It has become a useful idiot for Islamofascism






Nakba: A lucrative extortion business opportunity for Palestinians








Muhammad massacred, beheaded, tortured, terrorized, raped, and looted in the name of God. Described below are three of his massacres and a partial listing of his sex-slaves from the Muslim holy books and Islamic writings






Islamist Chickens Roosting in America`s Backyard





An Algerian woman could face up to three years in prison for converting from Islam to Christianity




Irena Sendler, a Polish woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children during Holocaust died last week at the age of 98. Here she describes, in her own words, why she was willing to risk her own life in doing so


Muslim woman loves child to death




Dozens of heavily armed gunmen kidnapped two Italian aid workers and their Somali colleague in southern Somalia on Wednesday in what a government official described as a "terrorist act." (Ya think?)





Testimony of Pastor David Ortiz







Something Wicked This Way Comes & Always Will
"We are not fighting so that you will offer us something. We are fighting to eliminate you."
– Hussein Massawi, Hezbollah









Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Indeterminate Man of Murky Origins and his explosives seized at Swedish nuclear plant







Man Arrested With Explosives at Swedish Nuclear Plant


A nuclear plant in Sweden was sealed off Wednesday after a worker was stopped at its entrance with a highly explosive substance, police said.

Sven-Erik Karlsson, spokesman for Kalmar County Police, said investigators were questioning the man, a welder who was scheduled to work at the plant.

Karlsson said the man carried a plastic bag with an explosive substance as he tried to enter the Oskarshamn nuclear plant on the country's southeast coast.

He said police received a call from the facility at 7:58 a.m. local time.

"They told us a welder who was going to perform a job there had been stopped in a random security check. He had been carrying small amounts of the highly explosive material TATP," Karlsson said.

TATP, or triacetone triperoxide, is a high explosive which is extremely unstable, especially when subjected to heat, friction and shock. It is more powerful than dynamite. It has been employed by suicide bombers in Israel and by Richard Reid, the thwarted British "shoebomber" who attempted to blow up a transatlantic airliner in 2001.

Karlsson said police have set up a security perimeter with a 985-feet radius around the plant. He says workers already inside were not evacuated and the plant was operating normally.

State energy firm Vattenfall, which does not run the Oskarshamn nuclear plant but is the main nuclear supplier in Sweden, earlier said it had received word of a bomb threat at the plant.



Update from the Missing Link:


A little more on the post......






A welder passing a security check point at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden was stopped and found to have the highly unstable explosive TATP, or triacetone triperoxide in his possession.



TATP, also known as "The Mother of Satan" for its lethal instability, is a favorite among Islamic terrorists.



There is no legitimate purpose for anyone to have the homemade explosive, much less than to have it at a nuclear facility. The identity as well as the motives of the worker remain unknown at this time.



For your edification, illumination and mastication ~ behold the missing linkification!


Hail and Good Morrow Feral Remnants.




Ooooof faff fa loo loo......

Missing Link like tell joke!



Ready, hominids?




MMMMMM...

why monkey fall from tree?...




it cause...





monkey dead now.


Ha Ha
~ Love The Missing Link

OK then!
Don't quit yer day job Missing Link!

For your edification, illumination and mastication,

behold the missing linkification!







Papa Gene's Blues



Iran's Lebanon Game










UN to Burma: Drop Dead











Dems cry foul at Bush rhetoric on terror, but will either party do more than talk?













Islamic love and understanding in a time of pain......
Neighbors of Maryam, an 18-year-old girl who was raped in a pedestrian tunnel here recently, are claiming that her family will not take her back because of the stigma associated with victims of sex crimes.












Rancid Fanatic is Featured Campus Speaker for the Muslim Students Association













Allah and the Jews - The Islamic Renaissance of Anti-Semitism












The government’s allies routinely vilify her in print as an American agent, a Shiite monarchist, a member of Al Qaeda, or “the Zionist Novak.” (True. I particularly liked "Jane Novak: A Docile Pupil of a Monkey Monk".) “This is a country that lets Al Qaeda people go free, and they’re putting a journalist on trial for doing his job?” she said. “It’s just completely crazy.” (True!)












Germany: brother tells police he stabbed teenage sister in apparent honor killing











Pakistan: "Hospital Used for Assembling Bombs and Suicide Jackets, School Used to Train Young boys to be Suicide Bombers"......













Nigeria: Muslims torch 6 churches to protest rescue of kidnapped Christian girls










Abused Indonesian Maid Gets Paltry Compensation












Sick! Pat Buchanan Bashes Bush & Defends Hitler












Sunni Imam: "Allah Will Send America Gorbachev From Within to Take Down Empire"












Olmert proposes naval blockade on Iran












They tell you the plan........Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that international relations will undergo changes if Asia, Africa, and Latin America develop their relations










What's the big deal??






Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tuesday Missing Link-O-Rama


I am taking the day off today.
The remnants of my innards are rebelling.
I think it is wise that I rest.

Thank GOD for the Missing Link !
Mmmm thwat, Missing Link Strong!
Weakest Link? Not so much!

I should be back later in the afternoon or this evening.
Tawk amongst yaselves.
~ BabbaZee




WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD - Screamin' Jay




Muslim students provoke confrontation, issue warnings to organizers of Islamofascism Awareness Week event






UK Muslim charged with poisoning food, children's books with urine, feces








Accidentally shooting a Qur'an was stupid; the way we apologized may have made matters worse




This should send Obama to the men in white.........US President George W. Bush intends to attack Iran in the upcoming months, before the end of his term, Army Radio quoted a senior official in Jerusalem as saying Tuesday





Blasphemy: Islam, Christianity And The Law - Part One





RELATIVES of a US Navy sailor found dead in her Bahrain apartment are planning to take their fight for answers to Congress, it emerged yesterday. The body of Petty Officer 1st Class Cherie Morton was discovered in her living room on April 20 - one month ago today.
Sources have said she suffered a head injury, but her family was forced to bury the 40-year-old earlier this month without knowing exactly how she died





..HORROR In Johannesburg-- Immigrants Beaten & Burned Alive







I want to highly commend a new book written by Ali Sina. Ali is the founder of FaithFreedom.org, an online community that is dedicated to helping free Muslims from the grip of Islam. Ali was also extremely helpful in assisting Susan Crimp and myself in putting together the Why We Left Islam Book. This book will be a powerful resource that needs to be added to everyone’s library.
~ Joel's Trumpet






Pakistani doctor jailed, family forced into hiding, for his alleged blasphemy









..Muslim kills her slave






Muslims told to treat slaves better!







In other words, Iran was not really a country per se, but a stepping stone in the eternal mission of global jihad. As demonstration, Khomeini almost immediately allowed millions to die in his 1980s war with Iraq, one of whose goals was to gain control of the holy cities of Kerbala and Najaf (the resting place of Shia’s Imam Ali) for Allah.







What next Mr President? ..will you be kissing a Quran on Muslim airwaves?







Prostitution thriving in north Afghanistan (read the comments)









John Bolton: Obama obsessed with 100% negotiations




MMMM gooba gooba thwat!