Judeo-Christian Values   
The underlying theme of this article is the new American "Judeo-Christian" religion. "Judeo-Christian" used to be a respectable scholarly term for a tradition that includes both the Old and New Testament. However, in the United States during the last three decades, Judeo-Christian has also become a powerful code word. Among Zionist neo-conservatives and Christian Zionists — especially politicians — it refers to a political and religious alliance among strange bedfellows.
          why nazis are wrong   
the fact are Hitler and nazi love islam.
there think Islam, a "very practical religion for soldiers" because of the prospects of paradise promises to martyrs, was the view of Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS and one of the architects of the Holocaust. Like him, Hitler felt an astonishing fascination with this religion, which led to a viral, warlike and anti-Semitic community, that is to say, the reverse of what he saw as a Judeo-Christian corruption Which, he said, had poisoned the West. In the spirit of Hitler, Muslims may even prove to be useful, reports an article by Timeline:

"Hitler thought that Muslims could be manipulated to be a powerful tool for the Nazis. For most of the sick and the majority of Muslims fought against Germany. Nevertheless, a significant number - an entire division - was radicalized through a partnership with virulently anti-Semitic extremist Muslims. "

Admirative of Turkey, Hitler wanted to take up the idea of ​​Max Von Oppenheim, director of the NFO, the German intelligence services in the East during the First World War. The latter had tried, without much success, to use Islamic fanaticism as a weapon for the benefit of Germany and its ally Ottoman pendant the Great War.

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          Breve historia de la ciencia   

El 2 de agosto de 1939 Franklin D. Roosevelt, presidente de los EEUU, recibe una carta del físico judeo alemán Albert Einstein donde se le instiga a la investigación de la bomba de uranio, bajo la amenaza de los avances de un régimen beligerante como el de la Alemania Nazi.


          2017 Fort Worth Luncheon featuring Rev. Robert Sirico   
2017 Fort Worth Luncheon featuring Rev. Robert Sirico
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2017 Fort Worth Luncheon featuring Acton Institute president and co-founder, Rev. Robert Sirico

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In the face of fiscal responsibility—soaring deficits, sweeping new healthcare regulations, and an uncontrollable national debt—the Acton Institute offers a fresh and unique perspective. For over 27 years, the Institute has worked to connect economic freedom, free enterprise, and entrepreneurship with a vibrant Judeo-Christian moral culture. Through a wide range of research publications, visual media, and educational conferences, Acton reaches millions each year with its trademark synthesis of faith and freedom. In addition to common demands for limited government and lower taxes, Acton believes that liberty is best preserved when man’s God-given dignity is recognized and respected. Only when our rights are rooted in something deeper—our intrinsic value as image-bearers of God—are they absolutely secure. Such a vision frees us from intrusive and utopian government initiatives, allowing us to produce wealth and share it with those most in need.

That being stated, join Rev. Robert Sirico, co-founder and president of Acton Institute, and other supporters and friends of Acton on Thursday, October 5 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, for lunch and a special keynote address. There are plenty of great seats available. Be sure to reserve your VIP table of 8 today!

Rev. Robert A. Sirico is the president and co-founder of the Acton Institute and the pastor at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, both in Grand Rapids, MI. A regular writer and commentator on religious, political, economic, and social issues, Rev. Sirico's contributions have been carried by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Times, CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, and the BBC, among others. In his recent book, Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, Rev. Sirico shows how a free economy is not only the best way to meet society's material needs but also the surest protection of human dignity against government encroachment. Rev. Sirico holds dual American and Italian citizenship.


          JOSÉ C. PAZ EN CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DEL ISER.   
En horas de la tarde del martes 27 junio, un grupo de veintiún caracterizadas personas comprometidas con el movimiento ecuménico y el diálogo interreligioso, entre las que se encontraba el teólogo Jorge Sánchez, Director General de Cultos del Municipio de José C. Paz, se dieron cita en el Museo Roca (Vicente López 2220, Barrio Recoleta - Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires).

En el salón de actos de la mencionada entidad, luego de la apertura a cargo de Fabio Esquenazi, la Rabína Graciela Grynberg y la Doctora Celina Ana Lértora Mendoza, Presidente de Honor y Coordinadora General del ISER, respectivamente, en compañía de Dulce María Santiago, Hilario Wynarczyk y Martha de Antueno, realizaron la presentación oficial del CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL CINCUENTENARIO DEL INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE ESTUDIOS RELIGIOSOS (1968-2018) - MEDIO SIGLO EN EL DIÁLOGO INTERRELIGIOSO, que se llevará a cabo, en la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, del 22 al 27 de abril del venidero año 2018.

Las autoridades del mencionado congreso serán la Rabina Graciela Grynberg, Presidente Honoraria, y Doctora Celina Ana Lértora Mendoza, Coordinadora General; la Comisión Académica Internacional estará conformada por Luigi Alici (Italia), Jorge Ayala (España), Jaime Bortz (Argentina), Roberto Bosca (Argentina), Martín Ciordia (Argentina), Pedro Coviello (Argentina), Ricardo Elía (Argentina), Daniel Fainstein (México), José Luiz Goldfarb (Brasil), María Eugenia Góngora (Chile), Manuel Lázaro Pulido (España), Abelardo Levaggi (Argentina), Gregorio Piaia (Italia), José Ignacio Saranyana (España), María de Lourdes Sirgado Ganho (Portugal) y Hilario Wynarczyk (Argentina) y la Comisión Organizadora Ejecutiva será integrada por miembros del ISER y los colaboradores Dulce María Santiago, Judith Raimondo, Andrés Eidelson, Fabio Esquenazi y Aldo Ranieri.

Los Temas y estructura del congreso tendrán, como ejes temáticos, especial referencia al judeocristianismo, pero con apertura a otros credos (Estudios bíblicos, exégesis y hermenéutica, Estudios históricos de la producción teológica y documentos - Antigüedad - Edad Media - Edad Moderna - Actualidad - Historia Institucional (Judía, diferentes confesiones cristianas e Islámica) - Religiones Orientales - Religiones de los pueblos originarios - Relaciones y diálogo interreligioso - Las religiones y el poder secular - Estudios sobre pastoral - Estudios religiosos especiales (Derechos Humanos, Género, El cuidado de la creación (ecología), Pobreza y marginalidad, Persecuciones y masacres por razones religiosas, Arte y religión, Aspectos teóricos (teológicos) y Áreas de música, teatro, etc.

El congreso contará con reuniones académicas, conferencias, simposios, paneles y mesas redondas a cargo de expositores invitados; presentación de libros, colecciones y publicaciones periódicas aparecidas en los últimos dos años y talleres prácticos y de actualización en la formación.

Como breve reseña se puede agregar que, en diciembre de 1967 tres personalidades religiosas y teológicas y otros invitados decidieron la creación del Instituto Superior de Estudios Religiosos (ISER), para contribuir al conocimiento y la comprensión de la diversidad religiosa en Argentina. Fueron ellos Marshall T. Meyer (Rabino Judío Conservador fallecido el 29 de diciembre de 1993), José Míguez Bonino (Pastor Metodista fallecido el 1º de julio de 2012) y Jorge María Mejía (Cardenal Católico Romano fallecido el 9 de diciembre de 2014). La nueva institución comenzó sus reuniones en abril de 1968 y, por ello, para celebrar su cincuentenario, se convoca al Congreso Internacional para el año 2018.

En la fotografía, de izquierda a derecha, podemos observar a la Rabina Graciela Grynberg, al teólogo Jorge Sánchez, a la Doctora Celina Ana Lértora Mendoza y al biblista Aldo Ranieri. (Noticias Paceñas).

          Message for the Fortnight of Prayer "Martyrs"   

On July 3, Michele Coldiron, Director of the California Catholic Women's Forum, participated in the Fortnight of Prayer at Our Lady of Peace Parish and Shrine, Santa Clara, CA - in response to the request by the bishops of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB).
During the Fortnight, Our Lady of Peace hosted an hour of prayer with a reflection either by a priest or a lay person together with the Rosary and a period of time for quiet prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament.
Herein is a transcript of her talk
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[Items in brackets are explanatory and not part of the talk.]


Today is day 13 of the fortnight of prayer. The United States Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty asked us to pray "a great hymn of prayer for our country" during this fortnight of freedom. Let us begin on this closing night:
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father and our Brother, we come here this evening to praise Your Name, to ask Your blessing on this gathering and to implore Your Holy Spirit to come upon us and fill our minds with Your wisdom and our hearts with your love. 

We ask that our prayers, simple as they may be, would join with the prayers of all those scattered across this great country and that the groanings of our prayers touch Your Sacred Heart, so that filled with compassionate love, You send forth Your Spirit and renew the face of this great country.

We recall the words of Martin Luther King, Jr, as he wrote from the Birmingham jail, that he agreed with St. Augustine, "An unjust law is no law at all". . . or as St. Thomas Aquinas said, "an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal or natural law." [This text is from the letter of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty]


As we ponder Your wisdom and pray for the leaders of this great country this evening, may we recall these words - an unjust law is one out of harmony with the moral law - may our hearts be opened to recognize the great truths of our faith, a faith that is not moved by the fickle winds of fashion, but that is rooted in eternity, truth that is, because You are Truth, You give Life, and You are the Way. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen
INTRODUCTION                                                             
[From the Statement on Religious Liberty: "Our First, Most Cherished Liberty" by the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty of the USCCB]
As our Bishops said, "We are Catholics. We are Americans. We are proud to be both, grateful for the gift of faith which is ours as Christian disciples, and grateful for the gift of liberty which is ours as American citizens.
An unjust law is "no law at all." It cannot be obeyed, and therefore one does not seek relief from it, but rather its repeal. [The Christian church does not ask for special treatment, simply the rights of religious freedom for all citizens.]
"The teaching of the Church is absolutely clear about religious liberty. From the Vatican II Document, Declaration on Religious Liberty Dignitatis Humanae:
The human person has a right to religious freedom. . . . immune from coercion on the part of individuals or of social groups and of any human power, .  . . As Catholics in America, we are obliged to defend the right to religious liberty for ourselves and for others, putting God and God's natural law first. We are happily joined in this by our fellow Christians and believers of other faiths.
Juxtapose this to Jean Jacques Rousseau, who greatly influenced the French Revolution, so different from our own revolution as its goal was to exalt the state and abolish religion. He said, "Man must be forced to be free" if his individual will goes against the common law created by the collective citizenry [The Social Contract, no. 8].
MEDITATION ON MARTYRS:                         
I would like to now take a moment to put some context into these statements by looking at the fortitude of martyrs for the faith since the Enlightenment - that seed bed for the idea that people can create heaven on earth without reference to God.
History is rife with examples of persecution, men and women who stood firm in support of religious freedom and against unjust laws. In this fortnight alone, we celebrated saints who did just that, St John the Baptist, Sts Peter and Paul, the first martyrs of Rome, and Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher during the English Reformation.
Our time is not different however, as there has been a concerted effort which continues to this day to create societies that are godless and egalitarian, and in which the state has the keys to power.
Nobel laureate and Catholic convert Sigrid Undset wrote in the 1920's in her book, Stages on the Road, that Europeans have long accepted Christian principles, a testament to their forefathers who created Europe through their own efforts in partnership with a loving God.
This is the great gift of Europe (p 175) – by the time of the Reformation the Catholic Church had succeeded in instilling into the common consciousness the doctrines of the Church as the hum of everyday life and most people knew no other way. The medieval church won out over pagan propensities of princes and people – in spite of diversity of language, in spite of different temperaments, in spite of the differing interests of the different kingdoms and principalities, everyone accepted Christianity as the status quo.  The mustard seed had become a mighty bush and from Europe missionaries went out to all the world to convert it to Christianity too."The danger", she said (p 174), "is that these dogmas have come to be thought of as "naturally arising" as civilization progressed on the road from primitive barbarism to higher civilization. When things are taken for granted too often they begin to erode.
How we in our pride take what is good, and try to remove God from it so as to control it ourselves, and what tears we reap!
The French Revolution:   In 1790 a law was passed requiring all priests and religious swear an oath of loyalty to the revolutionary regime, making them employees of the state and subject to state control. By 1793 those who still refused were to be condemned to death. The goal was the complete eradication of the Catholic Church in France.
The southwest of France resisted, an area called the Vendée. The citizens refused to attend church manned by these priests. Many true priests lived in hiding in the countryside. The family of St Jean Vianney was one of the families who hid priests, by the way. In 1793, when 300,000 men were to be conscripted into the army, the same army that was hunting down priests, they revolted. Some 35,000 peasants picked up their tools and their guns and fought for their liberty. Like the American Revolutionaries, these poor men knew how to shoot, and led a guerrilla war against the occupiers. The government retaliated brutally, killing men, women and children, sometimes thousands at a time. In 1993 no less a person than Alexander Soltzenitsyn visited the Vendée to honor this mostly unknown revolt. [Here is a link to a recent film about the Vendée]
The Cristeros of Mexico followed the same historical path as the Vendéeans. After a decree by the government of Mexico closely regulating spiritual life and mandating that all religious sign affidavits of allegiance to the federal government, the area of southwest Mexico resisted, and in the ensuing years from 1926 until the mid 1930's, thousands of people on both sides were killed as the federal agents hunted down the insurgents for Christ. "For Greater Glory", the recently released movie is superb and I urge you all to go see it.
Bishop Jenky recounts the story of the Culture War in Germany:
In the late 19th century, Bismarck waged his "Kulturkampf," a Culture War, against the Roman Catholic Church, closing down every Catholic school and hospital, convent and monastery in Imperial Germany. 
There is a definite trend here, one that is similar to what is happening today in this great beacon of freedom, the United States of America. 
Keep in mind what Jean Jacques Rousseau said, "Man must be forced to be free." 
I continue. Things picked up steam in the 21st Century, our century, in which we were so blessed in this country by peace and prosperity, yet globally it is considered the most blood drenched century in the history of mankind.
 Edith Stein, the Jewish philosopher who became a Carmelite nun and was murdered at Auschwitz in 1942 is a saint. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, researching her cause, showed that the Nazi regime had a distinctive animosity toward the Catholic faith, especially religious, most especially those who protested against the loss of religious freedom [I lost the original site so this one is proposed to verify the statement]. She was not alone. Several thousand priests and religious died, including Maximilien Kolbe, another saint.
 Cardinal Thuan Van Nguyen, whose cause for sainthood is in process at the present time, was named Archbishop of Saigon just seven days before the fall of South Vietnam to the Communist north in 1975 [Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan Foundation]. He was imprisoned for 13 years, nine of which were solitary confinement. [While in prison he wrote a little book called "Prayers of Hope", smuggled out on bits of tissue paper to feed his flock. After release he was placed under house arrest until 1991 when he was forced to leave his homeland.] 
Cardinal Thuan was imprisoned because he dared to stand in witness to religious freedom, and the communist government would not allow that. [Although in the last year of his life he was allowed to visit the country of his birth, as recently as 2007 government officials would not allow visas to a delegation researching his sainthood].
Chen Guangdong, the blind Chinese Christian recently allowed to leave Communist China, had been imprisoned for 4 years and then placed under house arrest for 1 1/2 more years for condemning population control by abortion as well as sex selection for boys. 
These are the ones who got away or have achieved some sort of notoriety, but the death toll is unimaginable. Half the population of Cambodia killed as a repressive Communist regime was implemented. The Russians killed almost 127million, the Communist Chinese, 102 million. A report by a retired professor of political science from the U of Hawaii estimates from 110 million to 247 million people died in Communist regimes in the 20th Century, trying to bring heaven to earth. Yes truly, men who are forced to be free suffer the consequences. But thanks be to God, there is an alternative and our great country is an example, where man may humble himself and choose God's law, and actually be free.
The American War of Independence, unlike the French Revolution which attacked tradition and order, or the various authoritarian or Communist regimes which did likewise over the past couple of centuries, built upon the truth of the Christian faith in order to create a society in which people could peacefully govern themselves as free men. Our Declaration of Independence states that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights and that among these rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". The Declaration refers to the "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God". Yes we live in a democracy, but it is important for democratic regimes be created in sync with the natural law. We must never forget who we are, and what truly makes us free.
Pope Benedict XVI recently highlighted that point, stating that our faith is shaped
 ...by a commitment to certain ethical principles deriving from nature and nature's God. . . . that consensus has significantly eroded in the face of powerful new cultural currents which are not only directly opposed to core moral teachings of the Judeo-Christian tradition, but increasingly hostile to Christianity as such [second paragraph].
You have heard over the last few days how our constitutional rights are being challenged by the HHS mandate and other ways pointed out by the USCCB.
This quick look  at other examples of persecution in recent centuries shows what a fragile gift we have in the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution and how important it is that we never let up in our demand for religious liberty. Let us each, members of the laity, passionately pray and work to educate our fellow citizens as to the fragile nature of the gift we have been asked to care for: our Constitution and the liberties it protects, and may we never cease to be vigilant against those forces that want to deprive us of these unalienable rights.
[I omitted this section from the oral talk due to time constraints]
John Carroll, our first bishop, said that 
Catholics' blood flowed as freely . . . to cement the fabric of independence as that of any of their fellow-citizens. They concurred with perhaps greater unanimity than any other body of men . . . promoting that government from whose influence America anticipates all the blessings of justice, peace, plenty, good order, and civil and religious liberty.
As Jennifer Roback Morse recently said in a response to the Mandate from the Acton Institute, 
When rights of the minority are not protected by the majority that's the end of America. It is serious."The American Catholic Church is the largest non-governmental provider of social services in the world. If the government can do this to the bishops of the Catholic Church, they can squash you like a bug. . . 
Let us pray.
 Almighty God, Father of all nations,For freedom you have set us free in Christ Jesus (Gal 5:1).
We praise and bless you for the gift of religious liberty, the foundation of human rights, justice, and the common good.Grant to our leaders the wisdom to protect and promote our liberties;
By your grace may we have the courage to defend them, for ourselves and for all those who live in this blessed land.
We ask this through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, our patroness, and in the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, with whom you live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


          Life, Truth & the Feminine Genius: A Report on the Feminist Movement - part 2   

I laid a bit of a groundwork last December – now I look at the feminist movement in its beginnings and the desert of self-ism.

People in today's secular world are starved for the truth. Catholic women can become models of the new generation, the light to which the moth will fly, because we have the tools to know the truth of who we are. They were given to us through the Word of God and Tradition, summarized in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

 I want to recount a story. My mother was born in 1922. She was the first person in her immigrant family to attend college, in the 1st graduating class of Queen's College in the City of New York.

 At Ohio State U. she graduated among the first wave of women Ph.D.s - in physical chemistry - just after WWII. My parents married and were thought to be harbingers of a new age, and in a sense they were, they were just ahead of the curve. Due to nepotism laws she could not work at the same institution as my father. As universities were few and far between there was a long distance relationship. One year after the wedding my mother became pregnant and had to quit work. Mothers did not work in those days unless necessity forced them to it and wives of university professors did not fit that bill.

 In its early days the feminist movement had laudable goals and my mother approved, but as the 20th century advanced it began to turn in on itself.  Marjorie Campbell explains. A student of canon law and one who lived the experience of the 60's and 70's, her talk is available from our website, www.ccwf.org

 Radical feminists asked the same questions John Paul II does:

What is the meaning and purpose of life?  (Mulieris Dignitatem Sxn VI 19)

What gives rise to our sorrows?

Where lies the true path to happiness?

The answers are different. Radical feminists began to dwell on perceived injustices and many were openly hostile to religion.  Anger accompanied this sense of lost purpose. Betty Friedan, acknowledged mother of the feminist movement, wrote The Feminine Mystique in 1963. She described the nothingness she saw in the life of the suburban housewife, seemingly relegated to making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for her kids. She asked the silent question, "Is this all??"

Leaders of the feminist movement decided that women needed to become like men. The language of rights overtook the discussion. 

 There are 3 principles to radical feminism:

1.   Equality means economic independence. Women will not be respected unless they have what men have.

2.    Reproductive capacity is considered a challenge at best and a burden at worst. Simone de Beauvoir, consort to J-P Sartre and existentialist in her own right, famously advocated freedom of sex in her 1949 book The Second Sex. The career of the woman assumes a position more important than the rearing of the new generation.  "With all the respect thrown around it by society, the function of gestation still inspires a spontaneous feeling of revulsion," she wrote.                 Betty Friedan said, "Society has to be restructured so that women, who happen to be the people who give birth to the child, could make a human and responsible choice whether or not and when to have children. . ."

3.   Men would change. They would come to see the interchangeability of sexual roles and naturally assume more of the domestic chores which had traditionally fallen to women.

All three are articles of faith among women feminists.  It is true that the movement created opportunity for women. I never entertained the idea that I would not go to college. How to shoehorn family into one's career was more the question among my peers.

These rules played out, inevitably and early on, into ideas about sexuality. Our inability to recognize gender is an example, as is abortion - the scourge of our day. The fact that the topic is so off limits in the general culture shows the amazing effect radical feminism has had on the culture.

Yet the deep wounds are there. Our culture is silently drowning in the blood of aborted children.  Since publicly embracing Christ and the Church He founded I have been approached in private by women who have experienced the trauma of abortion. In unveiling their hearts for even a brief glimpse I can see the brokenness – spiritually and morally. If we could only see the blood of those women whose maternal instinct was snuffed by the domination of the prevailing culture.

How could all this have been? There was a concurrent theme in these same years, the 60s and 70s - that of radical individualism and moral relativism. A product of the existentialist mentality, all is a construct of the mind. Thus what you think and see and what I think and see may not be similar. Truth is squashed. Feelings assume a great importance. 

Today's world makes it easier than ever to hang on to our autonomy. We end up in little islands of me-isms, wrapped up in self. We each have space and I will respect your space, and you will respect my space but this space we construct is a prison. Our life boils down to one of getting: an education, a bigger house, a new wife or husband, a perfect child. It is a wheel that goes round and round but never goes anywhere.

 This sterile vision of life changes when we understand that there is a reason we are here, and that that reason is contained in our Judeo-Christian heritage. The person we are called to emulate in our life, Jesus Christ, gives our life meaning.

 When we follow Jesus we are called to love, as Pope Benedict says in his beautiful 1st encyclical, God is Love. This love is sacrificial however, and involves giving not getting. This way of life brings us the peace and joy we search for. It is the truth. Christ is truth and Christ gives us life and through our feminine genius we have the possibility to bring others to life, through truth. 

 Stay tuned for the next installment, the call Christians have to right the concept of the feminine person.

 

 


          Community and Individualism   
Belief systems are a complicated entity. None are really "easy", save perhaps the tongue-in-cheek FSM, to understand and to interpret on an individual vs. corporate or community level.

While I can't speak with any authority on the specifics of other beliefs, I can comment on my own. There has recently been a study started by some dear friends of mine, and in hopes to prevent me from falling behind I've been informed of some of the content they covered so that I can try and still contribute in the meantime.

For some of the more personal struggles and testimony, I'll save that for when we can meet in person. I can however talk about the verses they covered, and what my take is on them and how I am being led.

The verses are as follows:
2 Corinthians 1:3-7

Hebrews 10:24-25

Matthew 5:14-16

Taking one at a time, lets first delve into 2 Corinthians. The verses state:

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. 6 Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 7 And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.


God of all comfort. For me this verse highlights something which is not often seen in the discussions about God. Often being called vengeful, jealous, loving, supporting...but to state as a God of all comfort?

To provide some quick context, in this era when the letters were written to the church in Corinth, it was not uncommon in other cultures to have gods assigned to specific tasks. There were gods for water, lamp oil, storms, intelligence, and even debauchery and drunkenness.

That said, for the Judeo-Christian God to be called the God of all comfort would have been rather odd in that era, especially to Jews who were familiar with the see-saw relationship between them and God as recorded in the old testament, where failures led to events such as conquering forces invading and taking the Jews as slaves, only to return generations later to try the whole relationship again. This was revolutionary stuff to be saying, and what we can conclude from these verses is even more revolutionary.

In my life, I've often stated that there are some folks that I haven't been able to connect to, and I have sloughed the blame in believing that my path is intended to allow me to speak into others lives who are struggling with the same problems. What this verse seems to say to me though is that that mentality is cutting short the power of God in my own life, and I should be able to love and comfort folks in any situation...not just ones I am familiar with.

Lastly, I see something interesting in that both the suffering and the comforting are for our "consolation and salvation". I believe that this is not necessarily referring to the state of being saved or not, but in reference similar to what is seen in Philippians 2:12-13 :

12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

In the same manner, this isn't talking about being saved or not, but talking about how that salvation impacts your life. Swap the word "salvation" for "bicep" for instance, and you can see how the implication is more a strengthening of something already there than working to manifest something which isn't there already.

What this then says to me is that both the acts of suffering and comforting should be viewed as ways to grow the application of our beliefs in a practical manner. To take those beliefs from our heads to our hearts, and then work them to our hands while we reach out to those around us.

For Hebrews:

24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

It is very easy to be a cynic, especially when your worldview is "them vs. me". While our salvation and relationship in our beliefs are very personal, if we don't "check in" with the rest of humanity now and again, we can become tunnel visioned on ideas in our own head.

Many times it is said that it is best to write things down or say them out loud, that working out how you actually feel is a part of processing...how you feel in the first place at all. We so often want to be the one who has it all figured out, yet the irony is that without input from other folks we can't ensure any sort of quality of our internal thoughts.

This can be taken to an extreme where we become completely dependent on that interaction for validation, or the other extreme where we shun it completely. Even if balanced in a healthy manner, if who we are getting feedback from doesn't have our best interests in mind, then we're also in a tough situation.

By seeking fellowship with other believers of the same mindset and foundation, we can help use each other to bounce ideas and struggles, and see what others take on an issue is, or perhaps how they've dealt with it in the past. Either way, by coming together as a group we can support each other in each of our needs.

In Matthew:

14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

What stands out most to me here echoes what most people have experienced one time or another - when you are part of something that is truly God-touched, it shows and people want to be a part of it. We don't want to hide that experience, but at the same time we have to remember that the light isn't coming from us.

It's in this manner we must always be giving glory to God, and not to our own ability to have brought people together and had something amazing. It can be very easy to pat oneself on the back and try to take credit - but in the end what we need is humility.

Add to that that light is pure - unfiltered or partially covered. In this manner, we must also then be open to that light reaching in to every part of our lives, including the dark corners where we like to keep our sins and secrets. For our community, we then must not pretend that we do not have our own dark corners, and show respect and empathy regardless of the nature of the issues our fellow brothers and sisters are struggling with.

We've each got our own paths to follow - yet we should never be walking it alone. A great paradox of sorts, where we end up walking both our own and others' paths to help support them, while they in turn walk their path and support us in our own. It is through this, though, that we can all grow stronger and live a more fulfilling life touched by God.
          Masonic Mass Murder on the Somme 101 Years Ago   
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Left. "Testament of Youth," poignantly dramatizes lives shattered by First Judeo Masonic World War.

Western Civilization Died on the Somme a Century Ago
On July 1,1916, General Douglas Haig, a Freemason, began the Battle of the Somme which by November resulted in the death of one million white, ChristianBritish patriots in their prime. Fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, lovers. War is a ruse by which the globalist satanic elite kills patriots under the guise of national duty.  


"When we started to fire, we just had to load and reload. They went down in their hundreds. We didn't have to aim, we just fired into them. " German machine gunner.



from July 12, 2015
by Henry Makow Ph.D.

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About 10 million soldiers died in battle on both sides in World War One, one of the costliest wars in history.  The needless slaughter in trench warfare is usually portrayed by the Masonic-controlled media and education system as an unintended consequence. 

In fact, these wars are orchestrated by the Illuminati Jewish bankers and their Masonic minions to kill Christians in order to degrade Western civilization in advance of the Satanic NWO now clearly manifesting itself. (See, World War One- First Christian HolocaustRitual human sacrifice to their god Moloch may also be a factor.

All wars are designed to enrich and empower the bankers while destroying and demoralizing humanity. Warmongering "patriotism" is a ruse. The sooner gullible non-Satanists stop falling on a sword, the better.

I'm going to focus on the Battle of the Somme, one of the biggest battles of the first world war. My information is based on John Laffin's British Butchers and Bunglers of World War One, (1988, p. 63ff.) 

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(left, Douglas Haig, Elgin Lodge #91)

Both General Douglas Haig, Commander in Chief, Western Front,  and his principal co-planner Sir Henry Rawlinson were Freemasons. The Somme offensive ("The Big Push") was intended to end the stalemate and win the war. The Allies had 700,000 men, a 7-1 numerical superiority. Haig and Rawlinson anticipated losing 500,000 men. 


The plan was simple: to bomb the Germans for five days and nights then walk to the enemy trench and kill the remaining soldiers or capture those who surrendered. 

However, after 5 days of bombing, the German trenches and their defences were barely scratched. The English neglected to reconnoitre or observe this from the air.  The Germans just had to shoot their machine guns, reload and shoot again. The same type of attack continued from the 1st of July until November 1916. Over a million men died; 58,000 on the first day.


On July 1 1916, 11 British divisions attacked on a 13-mile front. By 7.30 am the six German divisions finished breakfast, wiped their faces with their napkins, and carried their machine guns from comfortable deep cellars. They began spraying the attackers who were advancing in neat rows, "to maintain order." 

 
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A German machine gunner wrote, "We were surprised to see them walking, we had never seen that before. The officers went in front. One was carrying a walking stick...When we started to fire, we just had to load and reload. They went down in their hundreds. We didn't have to aim, we just fired into them. "

A German officer reported his impression of the attack. "Whole sections appeared to fall. All along the line, Englishmen could be seen throwing their arms into the air and collapsing, never to move again. Badly wounded rolled about in agony, while badly wounded crawled into shell-holes for shelter. "

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John Laffin: "Of the 110,000 men who attacked, 60,000 were killed or wounded on this one day. About 20,000 lay dead between the lines. Haig and Rawlinson were directly responsible for the assumption bombardment would cut barbed wire and render the Germans vulnerable.  The Germans lost an estimated 8000 men on July 1. 2000 were taken prisoner." (64) 

A hospital station dealt with 10,000 casualties in the first 48 hours. A surgeon wrote:  "Streams of ambulances a mile long waited to be unloaded. The whole area of the camp, a field of six acres, was completely covered with stretchers placed side-by-side, each with its suffering or dying man. We surgeons were hard at it in the operating theatre, a good hut holding four tables. Occasionally we made a brief look around to select from the thousands of patients those few we had time to save. It was terrible. (73) 

Haig's chronicler Colonel Boraston wrote that the attack, "bore out the conclusions of the British High Command, and amply justified the tactical methods employed." (No doubt these men were all Freemasons.) 

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Laffin writes: "This is an outrageous statement. It is more accurate to call 1 July 1916, as H. L'Etang does, 'probably the greatest disaster to British arms since Hastings....Certainly never before nor since has such wanton pointless carnage been seen...' (70)

Laffin bemoans the  complete "absence of cleverness" in the military strategy. He emphasizes that, "high casualties were a basic rule of the game and simply had to be accepted." (76)

Who knows how the world would be different if the cream of that generation of Christians had not been trampled into the mud of France in 1915-18?

There is simply no explanation for sending wave after wave of men to their slaughter other than that this was the deliberate goal. Any sane general would have stopped the attack as soon as it became apparent that the strategy was a failure. 

Western society is controlled by a satanic cult whose goal is to degrade and exploit humanity.
It's time we stopped we being complicit in our own destruction.  

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Related :

World War One- First Christian Holocaust
Illuminati Bankers Instigated World War One 
Bankers Extended WW1 by Three Years
First Comment from  Dan

Grand total of combat deaths, all sides 8,230,012

Total active duty including diseases 10,822,343

Total civilian deaths 2,235,457

"Spanish"Flu began in Jan 1918 and ran in two waves till Dec 1920
Death toll:  est, 20,000,000 to 50,000,000

500,000,000 were infected, so I'd go with the higher estimate.  My grandparents remembered it. Whole families died in two days.

Both waves killed the same age as combat soldiers.

It's as if whomever wanted the fittest of that generation of European males culled, came up with a way to kill the girls too. Just one helluva coincidence.



          Ain't It Cool News: Flesh & Blood Interview with Bob & Neil!   

                                                  Questions by "Superhero"!

@’s by Robert Tinnell & Neil Vokes
from MONSTERVERSE’s FLESH & BLOOD !!!

Hello out there is comic-land! It is I, superhero here with a special Halloween treat for you! If you’re a comic fan and a horror fan you should be checking out all of the comic book goodness that is spilling out from a company called MONSTERVERSE. MONSTERVERSE is currently putting out some of the best horror comics out there with BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE and now FLESH AND BLOOD by Robert Tinnell and Neil Vokes. You can check out my reviews for FLESH AND BLOOD both here and here. I had a chance to Skype with Mr. Tinnell and Mr. Vokes about FLESH AND BLOOD as well as horror as a genre in general. It was a great little chat and I hope everyone out there enjoys reading it as much as I enjoyed participating in it.

This interview is a transcription of an actual audio interview that I’ll be posting on my own podcast at www.parttimefanboy.com. But for now, you can enjoy it here, in all its glory!

SUPERHERO: Why don’t you tell me a little bit about your backgrounds? Because I know that some people might not exactly know who you are. If you want to start with Robert, what about your comic book background, your film background if you could start with that?


ROBERT TINNELL (RT): Sure, I ‘ve had a very eclectic film career and it continues to be eclectic. From being a kid and producing SURF NAZIS MUST DIE to directing a lot of features through the 90’s with… mainly for kids type films, things like KIDS OF THE ROUND TABLE and FRANKENSTEIN AND ME and getting to work with some cool people like Ryan Gosling, Elisha Cuthbert, Burt Reynolds. I relocated back to the East coast, just wanted to raise my kids back here and I like it back here, but still work in Hollywood mostly writing although I do a lot of… I’m actually… I’m just finishing up a feature length documentary called, we’ll just say, THAT STUFF WILL ROT YOUR BRAIN which is about how… in fact, you guys ran some coverage on it, about how the… when they released the classic horror movies to TV in the 50’s and 60’s how it kind of transformed popular culture. So it’s a very, very varied career. Comic wise, Neil Vokes and I were friends and it was funny, I thought I would’ve found it easier, logically easier, to raise money to make a movie than I would’ve thought that anybody would let me do comics. I was just a comic fanatic, I loved comics. And Todd Livingston and I had come up with the idea for what eventually became our second book, not our first one, was called the WICKED WEST. And Neil, you just finished up I think SUPERMAN ADVENTURES. Right?

NEIL VOKES (NV): Yeah, I think I’d just ended the series.

RT: And it was before you did part one of Justice (PARLIAMENT OF JUSTICE) and we were at a convention, actually, a film convention just friends hanging out drinking at the bar and Neil said, “What are you guys working on?” And we told him and he goes, “I wanna draw that.” We were just sort of blown away that anybody… and it just kinda went from there and just… I just love comics. I love the medium and I’m just really grateful that I get to work in it with so many good people.

SUPERHERO: Oh, that’s great. So allow me to geek out for a second because Neil, I actually was a big fan of that Superman Adventures book. I really, really liked it, I’m a big Superman fan in general and I thought that those were some of the better Superman stories told. Even though it was kind of considered a kiddie book I guess by most people, I really thought that the stories and the art in that book were some of the better Superman stories in maybe, what, the past… I don’t know how long has it been? I would say 10 years?

NV: Yeah, yeah, yeah. That was… I heard that a lot when I was doing SUPERMAN ADVENTURES along with the various other people that worked on it, like Terry Austin on the inks and such, everybody that came up and talked to us said, “These stories and the animated book are just so much better than so much of the present day Superman.”

RT: Kristian, do you remember the one… I remember the one he did about Krypto. I have a page from, the original page. That story was just wonderful.

NV: Ty Tempelton wrote that.

RT: Oh my gosh, that was such a great story.

NV: That was also, in fact, I recently just three days ago before I came to the show I had a fan write me and say, “Do you have any pages left from that one with Krypto?” Long gone, but some of the stories were just fantastic. I really enjoyed the ones with that Mark Evanier wrote, because he included Mister Miracle.

SUPERHERO: Yeah.

NV: I loved working on those because Kirby.

SUPERHERO: Yeah, of course. Kirby’s absolutely fantastic. I mean, I don’t have to say that to anybody out there. What about a little bit more of your history Neil? Can you go a little bit more into depth besides the Superman stuff?

NV: Well, I started comic wise back in around ’84. So I’ve been doing this now about 28 years.

SUPERHERO: Wow.

NV: And I started with a small company called Comico Comics in Pennsylvania.

SUPERHERO: Oh yeah.

NV: Yeah, they had just started. That was Matt Wagner and those fellas. They had just come out of college and they started their own company and I had sent out my samples to many, many different people with a friend of mine who was an inker … Rich Rankin. And he and I weren’t getting any response because, again, our stuff really wasn’t that great illustration wise. The other problem was if you send any samples to DC or Marvel and you don’t do their character, they won’t look at it. They basically feel that if you don’t draw our characters, you just can’t draw. So I was very, very disappointed about that. But the smaller companies responded nicely. Joe Staton was art director at, I think it was, Capital… no, Pacific Comics. And he sent back a lovely response. He gave me notes, made little sketches and things for me. And it helped me a lot. And we met people like Marshall Rogers at conventions and they gave us all sorts of pointers. This small company, Comico, liked this one short story we did. They took it and put it in their little primer, Comico Primer Comic, this vehicle for new talent, which virtually the whole company was new talent. And one thing led to another, we became friends with the guys, they assigned us a book they were going to do, I did about three months worth, about 90 total pages. They ended up not doing the book but it gave me three months of work that I got paid for and I needed that on the job training anyway. And then they got the ROBOTECH license and we got a choice of one of the three books they were doing. Then after about two years, my buddy Rich and I decided to self publish a book called EAGLE, which was kind of a martial arts magical kind of thing. He’s like Doctor Strange with a sword. And we did that as a black and white book because The Turtles had come out and everybody was doing black and white books at that point and they were selling like hotcakes. Our first issue of EAGLE sold over 40,000 copies.

SUPERHERO: Wow.

NV: Yeah, exactly. We did that for a few issues. Of course, it went steadily down from there, but on the average we were selling about 10-15,000 copies. And then the black and white thing, as all these things in the industry go, everybody just overdid it so it just fizzled except for guys like The Turtles. And we had to cancel a book, but I moved on and did all sorts of other work for hire things in those years. I worked at DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, we did stuff at Image later, and lots and lots of different things. TARZAN, CONGIRILLA, JURIASSIC PARK, I worked on all sorts of kinds of books and it was fun, it was a great experience, I learned a lot. And the most recent, at that time which would’ve been some years ago… now, about 10 years ago, was the SUPERMAN ADVENTURES book. And I had gone in to get the BATMAN ADVENTURES book, I really wanted to draw Batman real bad. And my agent tried to get it for me but they said, “You know, we’re starting the Superman animated one too. Would you be interested?” And I said, “I’m not as interested, but sure, what the hell?” And it turned out I had a great time drawing it. I think literally the first comic I remember reading was a Superman comic, I was probably about 4 maybe 5 and I probably read it in a barbershop. Tony’s Barbershop. So it was like destiny, eventually I even got around to drawing Superman and then that book got cancelled.

SUPERHERO: Yes.

NV: So I was kind of floundering a little bit and Mike Oeming came to me and said… because he was a young guy that I had kind of mentored at the beginning of his career. And he had this idea called PARLIAMENT OF JUSTICE and it was this kind of… starts out like an animated thing and gets really dark and really violent. And I didn’t want to do it, I turned him down. I said, “No, this isn’t me.” I’d just come off of SUPERMAN ADVENTURES, so it was a whole different kind of book. But he changed my mind, I sat down, I did it, and I suddenly got notice by people. It’s one thing to draw ,say, Superman, it’s really a geeky, wonderful thing, but you’re one of 500 guys that drew Superman.

SUPERHERO: Yeah.

NV: And this guy came along and he said, “Here’s this project, let’s do this.” And now it’s like this is Neil Vokes’s project. Guys like Mark Wheatley, whose work I respect, came up and said, “You found your voice. After 20 years, you found your voice.”

SUPERHERO: Wow, so is that in trade? PARLIAMENT OF JUSTICE?

NV: Yes. It was a one shot.

RT: It was a standalone…Image Comics.

NV: It’s awesome. It’s just beginning, middle, and an end, and that’s it.

SUPERHERO: Oh, that sounds great.

NV: That was around the time also that Bob and I started talking about these things. I was introduced to Bob as, I told somebody this this weekend, at this convention we met at which, I believe, was the ’93 Famous Monsters Con.

RT: No.

NV: No? It wasn’t that one? It was ninety…

RT: I think it was ninety.

NV: It was in that area. And he was introduced to me as a filmmaker who loved comics and I was introduced to him as a comic book maker who loved films. And we just kind of meshed and we were like fast friends within one day of that weekend I think.

SUPERHERO: Oh, that’s great.

NV: And we started… he showed me the script for BLACK FOREST, we talked about WICKED WEST, this other idea they had, and I said, “BLACK FOREST would make a hell of a comic book. Would you like to do it?” And Bob said, “I never did any comic books before. What do we do?” So we just worked out all the little details, I sat down and drew that thing, and I loved every second of it, and did it kind of the same style as I did Parliament in the black and white inkwash style. And one thing led to another and we’ve been doing projects ever since.

RT: It sounds like there was totally a plan. You always hear from people they go, “Do you do comics to get movies made?” Man, if I do comics to get movies made, somebody needs to hit me upside the head. It’s a lot easier just to go get movies made in my experience.

SUPERHERO: Really? Because that’s the question I had for you, Robert, because you had just mentioned saying that it was really hard for you to get people to let you do comics. I mean, why is that? What’s the difference?

RT: I didn’t ask. I mean, I was too stupid to ask. You know? And the oddest thing about it is, and Neil will back me up and I swear, you know, let me preface this by saying I loved Pink Floyd when I was a kid. And it always seemed so brilliant and smart to me and I thought that they had this really elaborate plan and then I read a book about them and discovered there was no plan at all, they were kind of just banging around in the universe and things worked out. If you look back at the comic thing, you’ll think that there was this plan where there was none. But funny enough, I had, for a few years, I had become really enamored of things like… I wasn’t reading comics so much anymore. I was still reading books like HELL BLAZER, things that I really liked, or PREACHER or something. But I was… and ASTRO CITY, I was a nut for ASTRO CITY and I was a big fan of Kurt’s (Kurt Busiek). But I was… I had started… I had discovered Comic Book Artist Magazine, and I started becoming sort of obsessed with how comics were made and the history of them. So when we… Neil actually kinda had to yank my chain pretty early on because he’s like, “Look, I appreciate what you’re trying to do. You don’t have to do that with me.” Because I was like, “Look, do we need to plan this for this? Or do we have to plan that for that?” Almost really full script kind of like you’re writing for British artists or something where you have to get so meticulous.

SUPERHERO: Like Alan Moore.

RT: Yeah, because… but I wasn’t doing it because I… I wasn’t trying to be a control freak, I had just so absorbed all of this information about how things were done that I did have a sense. And I think ultimately it served me well, just not initially. It wasn’t… I did a book that’s not horror at all, it was actually fortunate enough to be nominated for an Eisner called FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES. It was a daily online comic strip and it’s a romantic comedy about Italians cooking fish on Christmas Eve. That strip really was a tremendous learning experience for me because you had to do everything in three and four panels and it started with a great young artist named Ed Piskor and then about halfway through Ed had to leave and Alex Saviuk came on. And Alex just took me to school, he started really… and I do think when I came back and did things with you there was a difference.

NV: Oh yeah.

RT: Because you have to be so tightly controlled when you’re… because you have and… I had a bigger story in mind, but I was having to parse it out three andfour panels a day and it was…

NV: That’s really hard to do.

RT: It really is, and I’ll tell ya, I would recommend it to anyone especially if they were trying to get into comics. Just sit down and do them as exercises, it’s… it really made me a better comic and made me a better screenwriter.

NV: Alex had experience with that doing the Spider-Man strip for years.

RT: Oh yeah.

SUPERHERO: So you’re saying that breaking down the writing and the whole process was harder for you than it was making a film? I mean, I live in LA. I know different people who are involved in different aspects of film and, you know, Hollywood is murder. You’re saying the comic thing was harder for you to nail down in a way?

RT: I’ll put it this way, I’ve never not been able to make a decent living from film.

SUPERHERO: Wow.

RT: I’m not saying that, you know, listen, you wake up one day and you’re that guy. You always hear about people who they make a living writing scripts that never get made and I used to say, “Oh yeah, right.” That really happens.

SUPERHERO: Oh wow.

RT: It really happens.

SUPERHERO: That’s great. That’s good that you’re able to do that, that’s fantastic. So what do we… let me ask you just how you got into horror… how did you develop a passion for horror? Where did that start off?

NV: I think we both developed it the exact same way, growing up.

RT: Yeah, it’s what I’m making that documentary about. It’s… it was this imagery, particularly in the early 60’s through the late 70’s, you can look at all these different events that, you know, the horror hosts were a big part of our life. DARK SHADOWS, I think that… I did a roundtable interview with Video Watch Dog for Tim Lucas with a bunch of people talking about the old DARK SHADOWS TV show. And it is extraordinary in hindsight after coming out of that panel, out of that collaborative article at the end, and realizing I think it’s underestimated how much that show affected young people. You know? It was a great time to sort of come of age. When I was a kid, not quite a teenager yet, all the big Marvel black and white horror books hit and TOMB OF DRACULA had hit and WEREWOLF BY NIGHT, which was freaking awesome.

NV: GHOST RIDER, all that stuff.

RT: Oh my gosh, it was… there was just so much wonderful stuff. A lot of times people will go, “Well, don’t you wanna mention EC? Or don’t you wanna mention CREEPY and EERIE?” And I wanna go, “Listen, that’s like me pretending the Jean-Luc Godard affected me.” That’s like Tarantino when people are talking about Orson Wells this and Tarantino is like, “THE DIRTY DOZEN and THE SOUND OF MUSIC, man! GONE WITH THE WIND!” Those are the things that affected us as kids. PLANET OF THE APES was a huge influence, I think, on a generation of kids. There was all this imagery and stuff. It was a great time to be a kid.

NV: Yeah. I’m a little older than Bob, so actually, say for example, DARK SHADOWS was ‘66, wasn’t it?

RT: Yeah, I was too young for that.

NV: I was twelve years old then. So that ten year old to twelve year old time I, looking back on it through the years, I’ve realized how much has influenced me and affected me in that little time period. The first Hammer film, which I love Hammer films, the first Hammer films I ever saw were HORROR OF DRACULA and CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, they were at the drive-in in 1964.

SUPERHERO: Oh wow.

NV: And it was a double feature because they had just been rereleased in America as a double feature. And my family took us in the station wagon, my brother and I in our jammies, and I’m ten years old and we go to this… it was four films. It was HORROR OF DRACULA, CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, GILIATH VS THE VAMPIRES, and GODZILLA VS THE THING. So I guarantee you, all three of those major film genres affected the hell out of me for life.

SUPERHERO: Yeah.

NV: And the thing about Hammer was, was I had seen, on TV of course, I had seen the Universal stuff and I loved them. But those Hammer films just, I mean, literally hammered me in the head.

RT: It’s funny, see, I got exposed to Hammer actually pretty much before Universal. That stuff came out, I remember my brother and I stumbled upon HORROR OF DRACULA one stormy day, it’s like a total… honest to God, it’s like such a stereotype, and I just flipped out! Seven years old and you’re like… I just remember my brother crying, so scared.

SUPERHERO: That’s really interesting because, I mean, do you remember specifically maybe what your first horror film or experience would’ve been? And it sounds like they started really young. Because I know kids today are not… well, I guess it depends, are not necessarily exposed to that stuff as easily or as readily as maybe you and I were growing up.

NV: I think they’re actually more exposed to it because of video and computers and such. When we were kids, especially I think in my case, many cases, is that television, you had maybe three channels if you were lucky. And the movies you wanted to see came on occasionally sometimes late at night. There were always commercials; they were cut up. You had to go out of your way to catch a movie back then or go to the theatre to see them. And you didn’t get re-releases all that often, and there was of course no video. But nowadays kids can grab virtually any movie there is off of the internet, much less at a video store. And I think it’s easier now to be affected by those things, but I think because I think as… which might get a little pretentious, but as humans we’re hunters-gatherers, you know? And back then, you had to hunt and gather to get the movies or get the books…

RT: No, there were multiple Holy Grails. I remember the one Holy Grail for me was MONSTER TIMES had this thing about this film that it was called COUNT DRACULA by Jesus Franko, with Christopher Lee. It was like this is the film. And they did this thing like Neil Adams did the promotional artwork, stunning. I think heavily penciled.

NV: It was all pencil.

RT: It was all pencil. And they did this poster, it was Christopher Lee behind bars and it said, “Free Count Dracula!” And I just wanted to see this movie and I wanted to see it so bad. And for five years or six years I couldn’t see it, and it finally came on, they on Chiller Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania they ran it. And it didn’t come on until two o’clock in the morning and it was dreadful. I get motion sickness, like with BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and stuff, it’s all these awful zooms. You know?

NV: Oh yeah, horrid music.

RT: And it’s not… but man, it was like you just had to see that movie.

NV: And nowadays with video, I mean, even that, I mean, I’ve got this beautiful print of it now on DVD of that movie. The main reason to want it, of course, is because I’m a Christopher Lee geek and he’s playing Dracula. But there was all that stuff that wasn’t available. Now it’s almost too easy in some ways to get a hold of something.

RT: Yeah, yeah. You miss the chase.

NV: Yeah, I think you actually… the harder it is… it’s like anything, anticipation. The harder it is to get something you really want, the more you want it.

SUPERHERO: That’s true.

NV: And the easier it is to get, it kinda takes a little of the passion out of it I think.

RT: But the funny thing is, is there is an echo to that and I’m gonna… it’s like the bad segue, but I have to say it because it popped in my head. That’s part of the reason that we’re doing FLESH AND BLOOD is there were things that we wanted that didn’t happen. And so we’re trying to make them happen.

SUPERHERO: Sure.

NV: With FLESH AND BLOOD, of course, Hammer being one of the primary influences, Hammer never did a crossover movie. They never had Frankenstein meet Count Dracula or something like that.

RT: Yeah.

NV: And whether or not they ever thought… who knows if they ever thought of it, but they just never went ahead and did it. And we just, literally, we just said, “Duh, what the heck?” We did it with…

RT: Yeah, with Todd Livingston we did it with… when Todd and I wrote THE BLACK FOREST, that was… we did the thing we wanted to see happen. Although the funny thing is, is that you start to get a little frustrated. I mean, for sure you feel the influences of Hammer films. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t, in particularly Terrence Fisher who was a huge influence on both of us, the director. But there are influences on this strip, honestly, as much as anything, DRACULA LIVES, that sensibility even more from DRACULA LIVES than from TOMB OF DRACULA. TOMB OF DRACULA is hugely important to both of us, but other things like, I mean, Neil is working on drawing volume three right now and, you know, PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK.

SUPERHERO: Oh yeah.

RT: It’s there. And it’s not there… again, and Tim Lucas has kind of helped me see this, although Tim didn’t even think I realized it at first, DARK SHADOWS was a giant monster rally and it was a tremendous influence on a lot of us. Not so much Neil than it was me, but for sure and let’s be, you know, let’s just be honest. First of all, we put down soaps but soaps are a pretty rigorous medium. They work pretty well, soap operas, and the best of comics function as soap operas. That’s… that was the genius of Spider-Man, that teen angst…that who’s she gonna go out with, will she go out with me, all that sort of stuff. The other stuff is cool and it’s around the edges, but… I always think about it, remember the moment it sort of became clear to me was I was… I think I was in… I might’ve been in junior high, and there was a DEFENDERS comic book where I think it was like Egghead blew up his niece and she lost her arm and she broke up with Kyle Richmond, with Night Hawk, and they weren’t gonna date anymore because she didn’t feel like a complete person because she’d lost her arm. Man, I felt horrible.

SUPERHERO: Yeah.

RT: This is really cooler than when they fight!

SUPERHERO: Yes. Yeah, well, that’s the whole aspect that draws you in. And actually that’s what I really like about Flesh and Blood is that it’s not just sort of monsters, it’s… there’s a story behind it, there’s that whole heroes trying to track down the monsters and all the angst that kind of surrounds that a bit.

NV: The whole thing about character and such where it’s like the FRIDAY THE 13th movies, which are basically just killing teenager movies. You’d probably like them a lot more if you cared about the teenagers they were killing, and you don’t. Recently Joss Whedon’s CABIN IN THE WOODS is a beautiful example of that where you actually care for each individual. When the first girl gets killed in the movie, I won’t give anything else away, but…

SUPERHERO: Oh, I saw it.

NV: It’s painful. It literally is painful because you’ve gotten to like her in the story. And FLESH AND BLOOD, it’s the same thing. It would be one thing, we could do four issues of monsters fighting monsters easily. But, first of all, we’d be bored and secondly I think really the audience would be bored. You want… you need those moments of the characters… getting into the characters, into the story line, and then you have these flashes of violence or flashes of action, and then you get back into… you have to have that up and down kind of feeling to it, otherwise you don’t care.

RT: And you know what else, Kristian, that’s going on? And, again, you always… when you talk about this stuff, you can overanalyze or you start to over intellectualize or whatever. I mean, we wanna have fun and it is fun, it’s fun for us and it seems to be fun for our audience. But also, I think that we are tapping back into the kind of roots of gothic literature and what’s interesting… the Universal horror movies, they tapped into like German expressionism in a lot of ways. Much more that than the true gothic prototype. Whereas Hammer, you know, and those companies, and not just Hammer at that time, but they kinda went back, they were more literary and in a sense less visual if you know what I mean, because they didn’t use the visual symbolism and whatnot. But what’s great about that gothic literature, there’s all this stuff that Mary Shelley was afraid of, that Braham Stoker was afraid of. If you look at just DRACULA, which I love the novel DRACULA, and you look at all the different anxieties that are present there from very simply biological ones like fluids and sort of parallels for STDs. And you think about Braham Stoker being in the city and suddenly it’s opening up and when you’re going to the docks in London you’re hearing all these different languages and voices and music and sounds and foods and smells. And it must’ve been very threatening especially to an island nation. And then you’ve got women starting to, oh my God, they wanna have jobs? Next thing you know, they’re gonna demand an orgasm! And, you know, so all of those elements, it’s funny. If you look at FLESH AND BLOOD on the surface, it’s like, “Oh man, they’ve got a lot of really hot girls without very many clothes on.” But the truth is, for both of us, it’s looking at these women who are struggling to be empowered and how much it threatens the men. A lot of the things that happen in these books happen not for supernatural reasons, but because the men can’t deal with the women exercising power or control.

SUPERHERO: Yeah.

NV: One thing that I’ve noticed, especially now on the third issue, is though Baron Frankenstein is in essence the star of the series, there’s a huge feminine element to the entire series that Bob has put in there with the characters. Aside from the obvious, like he’s saying, it opens with naked lesbian vampires on top of each other. It develops into a whole other thing. This third issue is primarily about a young girl who’s kind of, I won’t give anything away other than that, but she’s a young girl who has lost her memory, Frankenstein has experimented on her for some reason, and she meets all these other young girls who are in the finishing school, which is where the kind of PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK thing comes in, and there is some interesting, fascinating, emotional stuff that develops during the course of the story that naturally leads to some horrible, tragic things in the book. But it’s very much a… it’s almost a breather in the series and it’s, you know, we’ve had two issues of vampires and Dracula and werewolves fighting each other, and now we have this kind of poignant character tale about this young woman and how she’s all screwed up because of what Frankenstein has done. And it’s very much… there’s a lot of feminine stuff going on in this series.

SUPERHERO: Yeah, that’s one of the things that I wanted to ask you guys about. Because in this book, you don’t… at least the first two issues, it doesn’t seem like you guys are holding back at all. You are doing things that, I mean, although Hammer tended to be a bit salacious in some of their productions and, I mean, you guys go all out in certain aspects of this book. And so what did… when was the decision made to say like, “We’re just gonna go even further than the films probably even could. We’re just gonna go all the way with it.”

NV: I don’t think we actually have gone farther than the films. I think… the way I always refer to it is it’s kind of a soft R from like the early 70s, the way Hammer was going. They did vampire lovers and lust for a vampire and we haven’t really done anything beyond what they actually did in those movies. I mean, it might seem that way because, again, you’re looking at drawings in a book.

RT: I think what it is, Kristian, I think it’s because contextually now it’s every element of what made gothic horror great is sort of coming together. I tell you, a strong influence on me, and I go back again I just saw someone else did another version of it, is WITHERING HEIGHTS, the great love story. It’s not a great love story, that’s a sick story.

SUPERHERO: Yeah, it’s depressing.

RT: It’s awesome, it’s depressing, it’s all kinds of weird sexual shit going on. I’m sorry, can I say that in the interview?

SUPERHERO: Yeah, you can say it.

RT: Underneath, right? You know what I mean? There’s implied incest and that is really informing, I think, what we’re doing a lot too. Not just Wuthering Heights, I mean… but I think… I will say this, sometimes early on Neil would, I gotta say this, he would flip me a page and I’d go, “Wow, that’s not exactly what I thought was gonna happen. I didn’t know you were gonna go for it.” And he’s like, “You know what? If we’re gonna do this, we’re gonna do this.” And the more we thought about it, because we had a terrible title, I won’t even say what it originally was because we couldn’t think of…

SUPERHERO: Come on…

RT: And then my friend Ted had done the Hammer documentary FLESH AND BLOOD and I’d helped him with that and I was like… I kept thinking about it, and that’s really what this book is about. It’s about the flesh and it’s about the blood.

NV: Very much.

RT: And it’s kind of about all the sort of mingling of the two in every aspect. I mean, one of the things that I’m really proud of in the second book is when Frankenstein… because, you know, Frankenstein all he has is his curiosity really, and the occasional bout of lust. I mean, beyond that he really doesn’t have anything else. And, you know, and he, as you know, he ends up becoming sexually active with the vampire.

SUPERHERO: Yes.

RT: And it’s so interesting.

NV: But, again, it’s not about he’s just horny. It’s because he is curious how do vampires do it? You know?

SUPERHERO: Well, that’s something we’re all curious about, really.

RT: Because here’s the deal, if you really start thinking about it and really wanna have fun doing this stuff, then you start to think about what motivates them. And I will go back to one of the things I will credit, when you write screenplays you’re developing things with different companies in Hollywood. People are always talking about raising the stakes and character in the movies…when you’re writing screenplays, they can’t just be evil. They have to want something, that’s what Hollywood says, you gotta want something. And I used to really resent that. I’m really glad that people pushed me to do that because then it becomes, “what do they want?” And, as you know, Erzsebet in FLESH AND BLOOD Vol. 2, she kinda talks about it. Basically she doesn’t say it in so many words, but it’s like, “What do you think I’m a cockroach?” These aren’t zombies, these aren’t flesh eating zombies or something like this or reanimated corpses. I mean, they’re dead people who are reanimated but they’re cognizant of their reanimation. And it goes back, first, I had written a thing that eventually we’re gonna fold… I’d written something called ONLY AT NIGHT which will actually eventually be folded into the FLESH AND BLOOD storyline far down the road. But there was a moment in it that I realized that what sort of Terry Fisher was exploring which was the kind of duality, this white, black, good, evil, Christ, Antichrist, all these sort of opposites. And one of the things I thought, I was like, “Well, if suicide is a mortal sin, if a vampire commits suicide, is that in fact a holy act?” Right? You know what I mean? You start thinking about that. If they consciously would choose death, true death, over the… and it starts getting into all this really neat theological philosophical whatever stuff. It’s just flat out fun to think about.

SUPERHERO: Yeah, I mean, that’s the interesting… but the thing that’s kinda never been made clear to me except for maybe on something like Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Joss Whedon…what actually does happen to someone when they become a vampire? I mean, you’re talking about a cognizant creature, but how different are you than what you were before you got turned? Right?

RT: There’s an inherent sort of problem with it because of free will. If you buy into the Judeo Christian thing of, you know, you’ve removed free will. It actually is counterintuitive to what, you know, it’s like punishing someone because they have an STD or AIDS or something. You know what I mean? As if there was some reason… some sort of inherent moral failing if you were attacked and something bad happened to you and you got sick from it. I mean, it’s… like I said, it’s illogical.

NV: He (Joss Whedon) made the point at the beginning that a vampire loses its soul, it doesn’t have its soul anymore, and that’s what makes them evil creatures in a way. And then he introduced that character of Angel as a character who is a vampire whose soul had been returned to him so he would suffer eternally for all the horrible things he’s done. And then the only… and the worse tragedy would be that if he ever had total happiness, which is what he accomplishes with Buffy, that he would turn back to his evil self again. So he… it was a lose/lose situation for him. He was suffering from all the memories of killing or he became his evil self again. And what is he… he’s gonna go through eternity that way.

SUPERHERO: Yeah, which I thought was kind of a brilliant take on that sort of little universe. So, I guess, just one last thing. How did you guys end up hooking up with Monsterverse? How did you guys get involved working all together? I mean, I know you guys said how you guys met, but how did you meet up with the guys behind Monsterverse?

NV: Well, we’re friends. Bob is actually better friends with Kerry Gamil, who is a well known comic book artist himself. And it’s essentially his company, he’s behind a lot of this. He’s one of the few people that actually works at the company, and Sam Park who does a lot of the PR and such. And I think Bob had probably been in touch with Kerry.

RT: No, it was you. I told Neil, I said, “Don’t bother because they’re busy with Lugosi and I don’t think they’re gonna wanna deal with this.”

NV: They had started… they wanted to do an anthology book called Bella Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave.

SUPERHERO: Yeah, which is fantastic.

NV: They had gotten the rights from Legosi Jr. to do that, to use Lugosi as kind of an Uncle Creepy kind of character in the book. And I had seen that and I’d only known Kerry through online, I’ve never actually met the guy. And I had written him an email, I just said, “Kerry, I’d love to do a story in that sometime. Maybe Bob and I could do a story there for one of the issues.” And he said, “Sure, we’d love it.” And just one thing led to another, Bob and I didn’t get to do a story together, I did do a story in the second issue, but we started talking about other stuff and at the time we had already been working in some fashion on FLESH AND BLOOD. Probably at the time it still wasn’t even called FLESH AND BLOOD. And I had done a lot of pages on it at that point. At that point it was one book, we were gonna do just one graphic novel at the time. And I started showing some of the pages on Facebook and Kerry started seeing these pages and said, “Oh, I love these pages. These are great. What is this?” One thing led to another, I explained it to him, and he said, “You know, guys, this is the kind of book we wanna do.” And that’s kind of how it started.

SUPERHERO: Oh wow.

RT: I think… you can’t, I mean, Kerry and Sam are fantastic but you can’t… and I can’t minimize what they’ve done. For example, early on Kerry just, he designed the logo, but he was like, “We want Dan Brereton do the covers.” And Neil and I, we didn’t really… we had another idea to be blunt, another way that we thought the covers were gonna be. But when I saw what, which we were involved with the design of the cover, I mean, there was a team effort, don’t get me wrong. Because Dan’s like, “Just tell me what you want.” When I saw that first cover I went, “Oh my God. You know what? From now on when Kerry says just do something, I’m pretty much just gonna do it.”

SUPERHERO: Yeah.

RT: And the other thing I would say too is that we’re… I think that comics given the costs need to deliver more than their competition. And we really strive for a few things. We wanna pack that book cover to cover with entertainment and we also wanna do things the way that comics and monster magazines and fanzines and things in the 60’s and 70’s did. You felt like you were in a clubhouse. And we’re really trying to create that sense of community, that’s why we have our friends come in like Michael Price is writing something for the third volume, it’s gonna be great. Tom Savini’s doing something for the third volume.

SUPERHERO: Oh wow.

RT: Tim Lucas. But also, we’re lucky on our backups. I mean, Bob Hall, I’m writing something for Bob Hall. I’m ecstatic doing that Operation Satan thing, which will eventually feed into the main FLESH AND BLOOD storyline.

SUPERHERO: Really?

RT: Yes.

SUPERHERO: How? Obviously you can’t tell me.

NV: It’s kind of what… basically we were just creating our own FLESH AND BLOOD universe.

SUPERHERO: Oh, that’s great because I like Operation Satan a lot!

NV: And Bob is a… he’s a neglected artist. I mean, he’s one of those fellows that’s been in the industry for ages and his work is amazing. And he’s older than I… he’s a good ten years, maybe ten years older than me. And he’s in his sixties and he just draws beautifully, but he’s just not… it’s an age thing with comic industry.

RT: Well, but he also went off and wanted to do other things.

NV: Well, he does theatre and he directs.

RT: I mean, this guy’s a renaissance man but he’s taken me to graduate school, that’s what I keep saying.

NV: And we also we had our old British buddy, Ade Salmon, was doing a Frankenstein thing for us. And we’ve got wonderful artists doing pinups and we’ve got a lot of friends of ours doing text pieces, which are… they kind of fill in the gaps of a lot of this stuff. It’s like we call them DVD extras sometimes.

RT: But, you know, it is that we just want there to be conversation and I do think, like when Bruce Hallenbeck did in the first book he did that little backstory and then Curt Purcell did one in the last one. And I’m hearing from younger readers, we’re getting some girls reading now for example, and some girls in their early twenties told me that they really appreciated that they would read the story and then they read the extras and they’d go, “I gotta go back and read the story again because now that I have some context or I have a deeper understanding, a deeper appreciation for it.” I love that. You remember when Tony Isabella would write articles for DRACULA LIVES or something back in the day? Those things, they just made you feel more, I don’t know, aware and it just… any time you can increase appreciation and understanding, I think that it becomes a richer reading experience.

NV: Eventually Tony gave us a great review on the book too.

RT: Yeah.

NV: So we got a nice geek moment out of that.

SUPERHERO: That’s great. Well, I gotta say, I mean, I do love this book and I think it’s quality all the way through. I mean, it’s just fantastic. I picked up the first two at Comic-Con and I can’t say enough about it. So I think you guys are doing a great job. When does the third one come out?

RT: I just yelled across the convention today, we worked at the West Virginia Pop Culture Con today and I said, “Yeah, when is number three coming out?”

NV: I said, “As soon as the artist is done with it.”

SUPERHERO: Gotcha.

RT: I’m writing… and you know what we did? We were idiots. I gotta say this. We… Neil and I both fully consider Matt Webb to be a… he is…

SUPERHERO: Oh yeah.

RT: He is a storyteller on this book and to suggest otherwise or to ignore his contributions would just be criminal.

NV: And he’s got two big things going against him at the beginning because first of all, he’s doing it for nothing. He’s not getting paid, he’s doing it for the passion of doing it. And secondly, as are the rest of us for that matter, but he’s also… he didn’t really know the source material that well that we were kind of referencing. So I had to give him a lot of movies and stills and things to get him going, and he just fell right into it. As he put it, he said after that first half of the first issue, he just fell right into it. And everybody that reviews the book comments on his colors.

SUPERHERO: Yeah, no. I mean, and they’re unsung heroes, especially these days with everything being sort of digital and stuff like that. The colorists are really the unsung heroes of the comic book industry in my opinion.

RT: What I like is that he and Neil both have been sort of shifting some things as they go on and… hey, Kristian, you don’t have to put this in the interview but I’ve got to ask you because I was… what we both decided is we’re gonna play with things. We’re gonna do what we wanna do, have fun, and push the form a little bit. And I keep getting these private messages from people going, “Did you really just jump that book 50 years into the future?”

SUPERHERO: Yeah, yeah.

RT: And by the way, it will happen again.

NV: And the thing is, it’s really, if you’re paying attention, you… it’s easy. It’s a smooth transition. Even though it’s 50 years, it’s a smooth transition.

SUPERHERO: Yeah I, definitely, when I was reading that, I had to go back and forth and I was like, “Wait, what just happened here? Hold on.” And then, you know, because it wasn’t really… I have the book here and I can flip to it, but I don’t remember if there was anything that… yeah… I just had to go back and forth and say, “Wait a minute. What just happened here? Did they just jump ahead?” So… but, yeah. Either way…

RT: And, honestly, we wanted that reaction because it made people stop and go, holy cow! It was that Jump the Shark m oment…that you can’t do that! And so that was why we wanted to do it. And for me particularly writing screenplays where you just kind of have so many rules, the opportunity here to actually be a comic book and break some rules and have some fun, it’s just wonderful.

NV: And that’s the primary thing, we’re having a lot of fun doing it.

SUPERHERO: Well, you can tell that you guys are having fun. I think that, I mean, every page is just full of passion and especially your art. I think it’s absolutely fantastic and, like I said, I loved it from the moment I picked it up. So there’s no firm release date on three? Are these just… there’s no set deadline or schedule? Or three just comes out when it comes out?

NV: That was a fault of ours when we started. We really should’ve, looking back on it, we should’ve started the book, I mean, started putting the book out after having at least finished 2 issues, which we did not do. We kind of jumped into publishing the book right in the middle of doing the first issue.

SUPERHERO: Yeah.

NV: Then we had to rearrange our idea, like I said, it was a one book book. And then we had this banging of heads at Pittsburgh one year and we said, “We can’t do it. It’s not gonna work.” Matt was busy on something else, we’re never gonna get it done by the schedule we wanted. So we said, “Well, maybe we need to expand it.” “No, no. We can’t do that.” And then he thought about it more and he said, “Let’s expand it to a four book series.” And then not only could we make it work that way, but he could add that much more to the story line.

RT: And then it got crazy.

NV: And then it got crazy because once the book started coming out it was like, “Oh God, now we gotta catch up. Now I gotta catch up.”

SUPERHERO: Yeah, yeah, yeah.

NV: I’m still trying to catch up.

RT: The other thing that we realized is that people are not content. They don’t want this all squeezed in, the readership isn’t enormous yet but they’re passionate, they’re vociferous, and they want what they want and they don’t want this rushed. And when we realized that it’s like you get that pat on the head and you’re like, “Well, fine. Then we won’t rush it. And we’ll do things that we wanna do.” And we have a lot of plans, I mean, I hope and pray that ten years from now we’re doing this book. And you can say… and believe me, where we’re planning on going, will probably really surprise you. And I don’t wanna really get into it, but the only change we’re talking about making is possibly after book four and maybe we don’t even wait until then…we’re talking about maybe so we could come out more often dropping it to be in like a forty eight or fifty six page book that could come out every two or three months so we could keep conversation going. And we’re having some talks about that and we can do that.

NV: Assuming we actually get to continue the book for the foreseeable future, the ideal thing is that even though we’ve jumped around a lot in time, we’ve got all that story that we could still return to down the line. We could go into that fifty year period and examine that more closely if we ever got around to that point. So it’s just so much, I mean, once Bob gets going on an idea, he’s done this before with BLACK FOREST and with WICKED WEST, once he gets an idea going, suddenly he’s finding this avenue to go to and that path to take and this door to go through. And it’s just… it starts leading to hundreds of stories that you could do potentially.

SUPERHERO: Yeah, that’s great. I mean, it seems like… did you have any challenges releasing it in this format? $14.99 for very good quality book, but did anyone push back on that and say, “No, it should be 22 pages.” You know?

RT: I mean, there’s certainly some retailer apathy in certain regions of the country, not on the coast. I mean, on the coast we got a lot of support. But I get it. If I’m a small retailer in a little town, but where I live in West Virginia, my friend and retailer, a tiny little comic shop in a small town, he’s pushed dozens of copies because he gets out and he sells it. But these guys have to… I get it. We’re not gonna complain about them. We keep saying we’re gonna sell it one person at a time and it hasn’t been so much push back as it is people are saying, “Please come out more often. Please come out more often.”

NV: Yeah, and ideally we would love to do that.

RT: We’re gonna get to that point, but we have to do what we have to do.

NV: But Neil’s an old guy and it takes him a long time.

SUPERHERO: Well, that’s great. And I appreciate your time and thanks for doing this. And I know you guys have had a full weekend of a con, so you must be exhausted.

NV: This is fun though. We enjoy this.

SUPERHERO: Well, that’s it! Be sure to check out FLESH AND BLOOD as well as BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE from MONSTERVERSE! I’ll be back in a while with an interview with the masterminds behind the MONSTERVERSE Kerry Gammil and Sam Park! In the meantime I hope you’re all having a fantastic Halloween season!

Discovered as a babe in an abandoned comic book storage box and bitten by a radioactive comic fan when he was a teenager, superhero is actually not-so mild mannered sometime designer & cartoonist, Kristian Horn of Los Angeles, California. Some of his work can be seen at www.kristianhorn.com and check out his blog at www.parttimefanboy.com. You can check also out his webcomics at www.babybadass.com and thediplomatics.com, which is currently in development.


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в 1969 году летчик-испытатель Е.К.Кукушев совершил первый полёт опытного истребителя-бомбардировщика «С-32» («Су-17»).

в 1969 году состоялась премьера мультипликационного фильма «Пан Коцкий». Производство: Киевнаучфильм (Объединение художественной мультипликации), 1969. Режиссер: Леонид Зарубин. Сценарист: Р.Силько. Художник-постановщик: Я.Горбаченко. Оператор: Эдуард Губский, Петр Ракитин. Композитор: А.Муха.

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в 1969 году состоялись матчи на первенство СССР по футболу:
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в 1969 году в королевском замке Карнарвон состоялась формальная церемония инвеституры Чарльза, принца Уэльского старшего сына Елизаветы II Чарлза принцем Уэльским и наследником британского престола.
1 июля 1969 года произошла формальная церемония инвеституры Чарльз, принц Уэльский. (700x350, 254Kb)
Чарльз, принц Уэльский (His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales), известный также как принц Чарльз (Prince Charles; полное имя Чарльз (Карл) Филипп Артур Джордж (Георг) Маунтбеттен-Виндзор, Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor; родился 14 ноября 1948) — первенец принцессы Елизаветы (впоследствии королевы Великобритании Елизаветы II) и Филиппа, герцога Эдинбургского, наследник британского престола и герцог Корнуольский после смерти своего деда Георга VI в 1952. Титул принца Уэльского присвоен ему матерью в 1958 году. 21 апреля 2011 года было объявлено, что принц Чарльз установил абсолютный рекорд ожидания британской короны, побив при этом прежний рекорд короля Эдуарда VII. 1 июля 1969 года произошла формальная церемония инвеституры в замке Карнарвон в Уэльсе, в ходе которой Елизавета возложила на голову сына венец принца Уэльского. Появлялись сообщения о том, что в случае вступления на престол принц Чарльз рассматривает возможность носить не имя Карл III, по первому имени, а Георг VII, по четвёртому, но впоследствии окружение принца опровергло их, заявив, что он ни с кем не обсуждал этот выбор.

в 1969 году в Дании впервые в мире разрешены выпуск и распространение порнографической продукции.

в 1969 году Сэм Филипс (Sam Phillips) продал все акции своей компании "Sun Records". На лэйбле "Memphis" этой компании вышли первые записи Элвиса Престли, Джонни Кэша, Айка Тернера, Роя Орбисона, Карла Перкинса и Джерри Ли Льюиса.

в 1969 году от стыда покончил жизнь самоубийством яхтсмен и аферист Дональд Кроухерст.

в 1970 году Закон РСФСР от 01.07.1970 "Об утверждении Указа Президиума Верховного Совета РСФСР "О преобразовании Комитета цен при Госплане РСФСР в союзно-республиканский Государственный комитет цен Совета Министров РСФСР" и о внесении дополнения в статью 47 Конституции (Основного Закона) РСФСР"

в 1970 году Закон РСФСР от 01.07.1970 "Об утверждении Указа Президиума Верховного Совета РСФСР "О преобразовании отделов цен госпланов автономных республик и плановых комиссий исполнительных комитетов краевых, областных Советов депутатов трудящихся в отделы цен Советов Министров автономных республик и исполнительных комитетов краевых, областных Советов депутатов трудящихся" и о внесении дополнений в статьи 69 и 92 Конституции (Основного Закона) РСФСР"

в 1970 году Закон РСФСР от 01.07.1970 (ред. от 05.01.1988) "Об утверждении Земельного кодекса РСФСР" (вместе с "Земельным кодексом РСФСР")

в 1970 году СССР возобновляет полноценные дипломатические отношения с Китаем, фактически свёрнутые в 1960.

1968Темные окна (492x700, 58Kb)
в 1970 году в Москве состоялась премьера телевизионного художественного фильма «Тёмные окна» (другое название: Затемнённые окна; оригинальное название: Pimedad aknad; премьера в Таллине 8 апреля 1968). Производство: Таллинское телевидение, 1968. Режиссер: Тынис Каск. Сценаристы: Тынис Каск, Лилли Промет. Оператор: Антон Мутт. Композитор: Эйно Тамберг. Художник: Сильвия Мере. Актеры: Марианна Леовэр, Ада Лундвер, Ао Пеэп, Яак Тамлехт, Ита Эвер, Катрин Вяльбе, Лийса (Лизл) Линдау, Линда Тубин, Хеленд Пеэп, Лембит Пярн, Эндель Пярн, Тыну Микивер, Маре Хелластэ-Гаршнек, Гунар Килгас, Астрид Лепа, Валдур Химбек, Лембо Мяги.


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По одноименной новелле Лилли Промет. Это фильм о войне, о любви во время войны. В нем рассказывается история двух эстонских женщин - Марии и Леэды и двух мужчин - Герта и Мати. Действие происходит в сентябре 1944 года. Немцы покидают Эстонию, увозя с собой все ценности, оборудование фабрик и заводов, пытаются угнать в Германию эстонскую молодежь... Весьма необычный для СССР фильм о Второй мировой войне. Запрещен к показу в Германии. Изначально в фильме было три телесерии (именно в таком виде картина хранится в ГТРФ). Оригинал на эстонском был уничтожен пожаром в 1976-м году. Оставшиеся пленки были только с русским дубляжом. В 2006-м году фильм был восстановлен в своём нынешнем виде. Оставшиеся члены съёмочной группы помогали при реставрации, но не могли в силу возраста озвучить свои роли молодых людей. Поэтому фильм озвучили современные эстонские актеры Эвелин Панг, Хелена Мерзин, Арго Аадли, Отт Аардам, Анне Палувер, Гармен Табор и другие. Также при втором прокате в Москве цензурой была вырезана важная финальная сцена. Она была переснята заново и включена в данную редакцию фильма.

первенство СССР по футболу (550x700, 79Kb)
в 1970 году состоялся матч на первенство СССР по футболу:
ЦСКА (Москва) - "Спартак" (Москва) 2:1

в 1970 году прототип «Х-06» («ОК-186». №3906. «Ок-184») самолета «L-39C» подвергся незапланированному испытанию. У него не вышла левая опора шасси, летчик-испытатель Властимил Давид несколько раз попытался убрать-выпустить стойки, но застрявшая "нога" оставалась на месте, и тогда он произвел удачную посадку на "брюхо". Расследование происшествия показало, что всему виной был заводской брак. Машина «Х-06» («ОК-186». №3906. «Ок-184») отличалась новыми воздухозаборниками, а также вспомогательной силовой установкой «Saphir 5». выпускаемой по лицензии французской фирмы «Turbomeca» на заводе в Велкей Витеши.

в 1970 году легализация абортов в Нью-Йорке.

в 1970 году первая запись Джимми Хендрикса (Jimi Hendrix) в "Electric Ladyland Studios", в Нью-Йорке.

Институт истории, археологии и этнографии народов Дальнего Востока1 (700x478, 336Kb)
в 1971 году на базе существовавшего с 1954 г. отдела истории, археологии и этнографии Дальневосточного филиала имени В.Л.Комарова Сибирского Отделения Академии Наук СССР был организован Институт истории, археологии и этнографии народов Дальнего Востока (ИИАЭ) Дальневосточного Отделения Российской Академии Наук — крупнейший центр региона по изучению отечественной и всеобщей истории, археологии и этнографии российского Дальнего Востока. Решение об организации во Владивостоке комплексного научно-исследовательского института гуманитарного профиля было принято 26 ноября 1970 г. Президиумом Академии Наук СССР по инициативе академика А.П.Окладникова. Во исполнение данного решения 1 июля 1971 г. на базе существовавшего с 1954 г. в Дальневосточном филиале Сибирского Отделения Академии Наук СССР отдела истории и археологии был создан Институт истории, археологии и этнографии народов Дальнего Востока как институт первой категории. Проведенная в сентябре 1971 г. во Владивостоке выездная сессия Отделения истории Академии Наук СССР была специально посвящена открытию ИИАЭ. Руководством отделения были сформулированы основные направления научной деятельности института, нацеленные на комплексное изучение истории Восточной Азии и дальневосточных территорий России как части этого региона. Эти направления остаются почти неизменными до сегодняшнего дня: “Дальний Восток России и смежные зоны Азии в древности и средневековье”, “История Дальнего Востока России в XYII-XX вв.”, “Этническая история Северо-восточной Азии и современные этно-социальные процессы (XYII-XX вв.)”, “Страны Восточной Азии в новое и новейшее время: история, культура, политика, международные отношения”, “Российский Дальний Восток в системе международных отношений в Азиатско-тихоокеанском регионе”. С 1971 по 1991 г.г. институтом руководил доктор исторических наук (1964), член-корреспондент Академии Наук СССР (1970), академик (1987) А.И.Крушанов. С 1991 г. директором института является доктор исторических наук, профессор В.Л.Ларин. Основные результаты деятельности института за 33 года его существования отражены в его научных публикациях, собранных в ходе экспедиций археологических и этнографических коллекциях, проведенных научных конференциях, подготовке специалистов высшей квалификации (докторов и кандидатов исторических наук). За годы существования института опубликовано около 500 монографий и 5 тысяч научных статей, в том числе за 1996-2004 гг. - 193 книги и более 2300 статей. В последние 5 лет институтом, в среднем, издается 15-20 книг и 400-500 листов печатной продукции. Полные сведения о публикациях за 1971-2001 гг. содержатся в библиографических указателях трудов сотрудников. За 45 полевых сезонов (с 1959 по 2004 гг.) собраны богатейшие археологические и этнографические коллекции (более 100 тысяч единиц хранения), которые хранятся в Лаборатории памятников материальной культуры (музее). Ежегодно институт проводит 3-5 научных конференций, среди которых традиционные конференции археологов Дальнего Востока (проведено 11), молодых историков Дальнего Востока (проведено 8), международные симпозиумы историков и экономистов Дальнего Востока России и района Кансай (Япония) (проведено 20), дальневосточные исторические (с 1999 г. -Крушановские) чтения (проведено 11). За 1998-2004 гг. институтом организовано 57 научных конференций, в том числе 27 международных. За годы существования ИИАЭ, в действующих в нем специализированных советах, защищено 27 докторских и 220 кандидатских диссертаций, как сотрудниками института, так и преподавателями вузов Дальнего Востока, в том числе в последние 10 лет - 17 докторских и более 60 кандидатских диссертаций. В этом отношении институт занимает лидирующие позиции в исторической науке на Дальнем Востоке России. Институт поддерживает тесные связи со многими научными учреждениями и высшими учебными заведениями России и зарубежья. В 2004 г. среди зарубежных партнеров института числились 17 организаций из США, Японии, КНР, Республики Корея, Австралии, Франции. Базовые кафедры института организованы в ведущих вузах Дальнего Востока (ДВГУ, ДВГТУ, АмГУ и др.) За последние годы институтом получено более 170 грантов РФФИ, РГНФ, МОНФ, Президиума Российской Академии Наук и др.

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в 1971 году на Международном кинофестивале в Москве состоялась премьера художественного фильма «Генералы песчаных карьеров» (оригинальное название: Capitães da Areia; премьера в Швеции 17 мая 1976; премьера в США 4 августа 1972; премьера в Германии 29 октября 1991). Производство: American International, 1971. Режиссер: Холл Бартлетт. Сценарист: Холл Бартлетт. Оператор: Рикардо Аронович. Композитор: Доривал Каимми. Продюсер: Холл Бартлетт. Актеры: Кент Лейн, Тиша Стерлинг, Алехандро Рей, Бутч Патрик, Джон Рубинштейн, Мариса Урбан, Джимми Фрэйзер, Уильям Хобсон, Адемар ДаСильва, Марк ДеФриз, Доривал Каимми, Алоизио Де Оливейра, Фредди Гедеон.



Экранизация романа Жоржи Амаду "Капитаны песка". "Я начал жизнь в трущобах городских.." - мало кто не слышал этот хит группы "Командор". Эту песню распевают уже много десятилетий, с тех пор, как фильм "Генералы песчаных карьеров" был показан на Московском фестивале. Картина рассказывает о жизни малолетних беспризорников в коммуне под Рио-де-Жанейро. Дети, живущие в коммуне помышляют воровством у прохожих или грабежами целых заведений. Иные роются в помойках. Мальчики жестоки и готовы перерезать горло за кусок хлеба. При этом они тоже люди, испытывают чувства и ради любимого человека могут пожертвовать собой. В СССР фильм был показан в конкурсной программе Международного Московского кинофестиваля 1971 года, где получил премию. В широкий прокат в СССР фильм вышел в 1974, причём по результатам года "Комсомольская правда" назвала его лучшим иностранным фильмом. Огромную популярность в СССР завоевала музыка из кинофильма, в том числе песня Доривала Каимми "Марш рыбаков", русская версия которой стала хитом в 1974 году благодаря исполнению квартетом "Аккорд". Премия на VII Московском международном кинофестивале, 1971

в 1971 году в Ташкенте состоялась премьера художественного фильма «Под палящим солнцем» (премьера в Москве 26 октября 1971). Производство: Узбекфильм, 1970. Режиссер: Альберт Хачатуров. Сценарист: Файзулла Ходжаев. Оператор: Аскер Исмаилов. Композитор: Румиль Вильданов. Художник: Нариман Рахимбаев. Актеры: Наби Рахимов, Джавлон Хамраев, Валентина Гришокина, Туган Реджиметов, Амина Умурзакова, Тамара Шакирова, Раджаб Адашев, К.Алимджанов, Санат Диванов, М.Фахритдинова. В отстающий совхоз для помощи молодому директору Усману Арсланову приезжает старый и опытный хлопковод Ярмат-ата. Весной по его плану начинается освоение новых земель. Во время этих работ сын Ярмата Кувандык получает тяжелую травму. Зять Ярмата Шариф, давно конфликтующий с директором, во всем обвиняет Арсланова. Но его поддерживают работники совхоза. И даже жена Шарифа Рисолат становится на сторону Усмана. Обиженный Шариф уезжает из совхоза. Рисолат тяжело переживает это событие.

Кубок СССР по футболу    (297x700, 30Kb)
в 1971 году состоялись матчи 1/4 финала Кубка СССР по футболу:
«Динамо» (Тбилиси) - «Торпедо (Москва) 0:2
«Нефтчи» (Баку) - «Зенит» (Ленинград) 3:2
«СКА» (Ростов-на-Дону) - «Шахтёр» (Донецк) 2:1

первенство СССР по футболу (550x700, 79Kb)
в 1971 году состоялись матчи на первенство СССР по футболу:
"Динамо" (Минск) - "Динамо" (Киев) 0:1
"Динамо" (Москва) - ЦСКА (Москва) 1:0

в 1971 году подводная лодка “Артемис” (Великобритания) затонула у причала при наличии вахты на борту.

в 1971 году клавишник Тони Кайе (Tony Kaye) покинул «Yes» и собрал свою группу «Badger». Его заменил Рик Уэйкман (Rick Wakeman).

в 1971 году первый хит Джетро Талл (Jethro Tull) "Aqualung" стал золотым.

в 1971 году опубликовано извещение ЦК КПСС, Президиума Верховного Совета СССР и Совета Министров СССР о гибели при возвращении на Землю на корабле "Союз-11" космонавтов Георгия Тимофеевича Добровольского, Владислава Николаевича Волкова и Виктора Ивановича Пацаева.

Институт химии  (700x525, 76Kb)
в 1971 году по инициативе советского ученого-химика, члена-корреспондента Академии Наук СССР К.В.Гагаринского (1915-1976) образован Институт химии Дальневосточного отделения Российской Академии Наук (ИХ ДВО Российской Академии Наук). С 1995 г. научный коллектив возглавляет член-корреспондент Российской Академии Наук В.Ю.Глущенко. Основное научное направление Института - исследование физико-химических основ комплексной переработки природных ( в первую очередь минеральных) ресурсов Дальнего Востока, включая ресурсы моря, и на этой основе синтез, изучение строения и свойств материалов с заданными функциональными свойствами, в том числе перспективными для морской технологии и техники. Институт активно сотрудничает с предприятиями оборонной, судостроительной, горно-добывающей, химической и металлургической промышленности. В его активе ряд важнейших для народного хозяйства научных разработок, в числе которых - высокоэффективная технология одностадийной очистки радиоактивных растворов от радионуклидов цезия и стронция, обеспечивающая многократное повышение эффективности очистки по сравнению с другими технологическими схемами; технология микродугового оксидирования деталей сложной конфигурации из разнородных сплавов, аналитический комплекс нейтронно-активационного экспресс-контроля технологического процесса обогащения флюоритовых руд; ряд разработок связана с комплексной переработкой минерального сырья. Институт химии поддерживает творческие связи с Дальневосточным государственным университетом, Дальневосточным государственным техническим университетом и другими высшими учебными заведениями города. Материальная база института используется студентами при работе над курсовыми и дипломными проектами. Во время летней производственной практики студенческая молодежь знакомится с современными методами исследований и научными приборами. Для обеспечения совместной научно-исследовательской и научно-педагогической работы созданы и успешно работают три совместные лаборатории (ДВГУ, ДВТЦ, ВГУЭиС) и три базовых кафедры (ДВГТУ, Дальрыбвтуз). Ежегодно Институт посещает от 30 до 50 ученых и специалистов из KHP, CША, Кореи, Японии и других стран Азиатско-Тихоокеанского региона с целью ознакомления с институтом и обсуждения перспектив возможностей научного и научно-технического сотрудничества.

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в 1972 году завершилось (со 2 июня) рекламное заграничное турне британского "Конкорда" по странам Ближнего и Дальнего Востока с посещением Австралии. В общей сложности самолет произвел 32 полета общей продолжительностью свыше 70 часов, из них 23 часа - на сверхзвуке. "002" посетил 12 стран, пролетел около 74000 километров, перевез более 200 пассажиров.

1972Neil Diamond (700x698, 439Kb)



в 1972 году Нил Даймонд (Neil Diamond) поднимается на первое место американского хит-парада с синглом «Song Sung Blue», это его второй такой успех в Америке. В Британии песня на 14-м месте.

1972Slade (680x700, 340Kb)



в 1972 году «Slade» заняли первое место в британском хит-параде с синглом «Take Me Bak 'Ome», второй чарттопер группы на родине.Песня спродюссирована менеджером группы Chas Chandler.

1972James Wottle (700x573, 112Kb)
в 1972 году в Юджине (США) Дэвид Уоттл (James Wottle, США) установил мировой рекорд в беге на дистанции 800 метров на открытых стадионах – 1мин.44,3 сек.

в 1972 году в Нью-Йорке убит глава американских рэкетиров Томас Эболи.

в 1973 году в Лоухском районе Карелии сдана в эксплуатацию первая очередь Пяозерского леспромхоза (ныне – ОАО «Пяозерский леспромхоз»).

первенство СССР по футболу (550x700, 79Kb)
в 1973 году состоялись матчи на первенство СССР по футболу:
"Динамо" (Киев) - "Торпедо" (Москва) 0:0 (пенальти 5:3)
"Динамо" (Тбилиси) - "Зенит" (Ленинград) 1:1 (пенальти 6:5)
"Карпаты" (Львов) - СКА (Ростов-на-Дону) 1:0
"Днепр" (Днепропетровск) - "Шахтер" (Донецк) 2:1
"Пахтакор" (Ташкент) - "Динамо" (Минск) 4:0
"Кайрат" (Алма-Ата) - "Спартак" (Москва) 1:2
"Динамо" (Москва) - "Арарат" (Ереван) 0:1

в 1974 году Постановление Совмина СССР от 01.07.1974 N 544 "О генеральной схеме управления угольной промышленностью"

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в 1974 году в Москве состоялась премьера телевизионного художественного фильма «Парни нашей улицы» (оригинальное название: Bizim kucenin oglanlari; премьера в Баку 25 июля 1973). Производство: Азербайджанфильм, 1973. Режиссер: Тофик Исмайлов. Сценарист: Октай Оруджев. Оператор: Рафик (Рафаил) Камбаров. Художники: Назим Аливердибеков, Надир али Зейналов. Актеры: Энвер Гасан-заде, Насиба Зейналова, Шахмар Алекперов, Лейла Бадирбейли (Джаванширова), Алиага Агаев, Агасадых Герайбейли, Тариэль Касимов, Омир Нагиев, Мелик Дадашев.

Телефильм о детях выросших на одной улице и о нахождении ими своих мест в жизни.

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в 1974 году состоялись матчи на первенство СССР по футболу:
"Арарат" (Ереван) - "Черноморец" (Одесса) 2:0
"Спартак" (Москва) - "Днепр" (Днепропетровск) 0:0
"Динамо" (Тбилиси) - "Нистру" (Кишинев) 4:2
"Шахтер" (Донецк) - "Зенит" (Ленинград) 2:2
"Заря" (Ворошиловград) - "Динамо" (Москва) 1:2
"Кайрат" (Алма-Ата) - ЦСКА (Москва) 0:0
"Пахтакор" (Ташкент) - "Торпедо" (Москва) 2:2
"Карпаты" (Львов) - "Динамо" (Киев) 0:0

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в 1974 году совершил первый полёт опытный «Ми-2М2» (регистрация SP-PSK, заводской № ZD 0102113),пилотировали машину заводские лётчики Охалик (Ochalik) и Збигнев Домбский (Zbigniew Dambski). Эта машина экспонировалась в Москве на выставке, проходившей на ВДНХ с 17 июля по 18 августа 1974 года и посвящённой тридцатилетию ПНР. Позже был построен ещё один прототип (борт 0104, заводской № ZD 0104054), однако из-за невысокой надёжности форсированных двигателей доводку обеих машин решили прекратить. Первый прототип ныне хранится в Щвиднике (его регистрацию позже получил серийный «W-3»), а второй стал экспонатом Музея братства по оружию в городе Джонув близ Зелёной Гуры.

в 1974 году президент Ирака Саддам Хусейн возводится в ранг генерал-лейтенанта.

в 1974 году Изабель Перон занимает пост президента Аргентины после смерти своего мужа.

1975Приключения ЛазареJ (513x700, 79Kb)
в 1974 году в Москве состоялась премьера телевизионного художественного фильма «Приключения Лазаре» (оригинальное название: ლაზარეს თავგადასავალი; премьера в Тбилиси 28 июля 1973). Производство: Грузинская студия телефильмов, 1973. Режиссер: Буба Хотивари. Сценарист: Леван Малазония. Оператор: Ираклий Онопришвили. Композитор: Анзор Эркомаишвили. Художники: Вахтанг Руруа, Джуаншер Тутберидзе. Актеры: Гега Кобахидзе, Кахи Кавсадзе, Зозо Бакрадзе, Джемал Гаганидзе, Василий Чхаидзе, Автандил Махарадзе, Гурам Николаишвили, Лия Элиава, Георгий Жужунашвили, Лео Сохашвили.



по мотивам "Жизни Лазарэ Тормосели" и произведений Георгия Леонидзе.

в 1975 году Приказ Минюста СССР от 01.07.1975 N 14 "О работе с молодыми специалистами в органах и учреждениях юстиции, судах, адвокатуре"

в 1975 году "Документация внешнеторговая. Основные понятия. Термины и определения. ГОСТ 18861-73" (утв. Госстандартом СССР)

в 1975 году "Нормативы потребности в средствах малой механизации, механизированном инструменте и специальных приспособлениях для эксплуатационно-ремонтного обслуживания электрических станций и сетей Минэнерго СССР. Часть 2. Эксплуатационно-ремонтное обслуживание электрических станций, подстанций, линий электропередачи и тепловых сетей (кроме капитальных ремонтов основного энергетического оборудования, учтенных в части 1). РД 34.10.107" (утв. Минэнерго СССР 01.07.1975)

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в 1975 году в Советском Союзе было начато строительство второго энергоблока Армянской АЭС. Армянская АЭС (армянское название - Հայկական ատոմային էլեկտրակայան) — атомная электрическая станция, построенная во времена СССР на территории Армянской ССР вблизи города Мецамор. Состоит из двух энергоблоков с реакторами типа ВВЭР-440. Установленная тепловая мощность одного блока составляет 1375 МВт, электрическая мощность — 440 МВт. С сентября 2003 года АЭС передана в доверительное управление сроком на пять лет ОАО «Интер РАО ЕЭС». Евросоюз настаивает на консервации АЭС и готов выделить на это 200 млн евро (переговоры «Евроатом»-Минэнерго Армении, 2007 г.). Проблема заключается лишь в нахождении альтернативных источников и определении сроков закрытия станции. Проблему электроснабжения страны может решить только строительство новой АЭС, которая обойдется Армении в $5 млрд. 5 ноября 1995 года был запущен 2 энергоблок ААЭС, находившийся в законсервированном виде шесть с половиной лет. После повторного пуска ААЭС выбросы в окружающую среду уменьшились в 2,5 раза по сравнению с периодом до 1989 года. Это обстоятельство объясняется тем, что в период подготовки к повторному пуску на Армянской АЭС огромное внимание уделялось безопасности станции и, в частности, радиационной безопасности. Сейчас ААЭС вырабатывает в среднем чуть менее 29 % всей производимой в Армении электроэнергии. Согласно оценкам экспертов, станция может функционировать до 2016 года. На строительстве АЭС снимался фильм «Ксения, любимая жена Фёдора» (1974). Некоторое оборудование на Армянской АЭС было впервые установлено и опробовано в СССР и в мире. Так гидроамортизаторы, расчитанные на такие большие усилия, были впервые изготовлены японской фирмой, и неплохо себя зарекомендовали. Впервые была опробована и успешно себя зарекомендовала установка глубокого упаривания слабоактивных жидких отходов, позволившая многократно сократить объёмы сохраняемых радиоактивных отходов. Город атомных энергетиков Мецамор назван в честь древнего города (крепости) Мецамор с древним меде- и бронзоплавильным комплексом, существовавшим с V тысячелетия до нашей эры до XVIII века нашей эры. На территории крепости Мецамор обнаружена предположительно древняя астрономическая обсерватория. В 1968 году на территории крепости открыт историко-археологический музей. В музее собрано и хранится 22000 экспонатов. На Армянской АЭС была смоделирована чрезвычайная ситуация, ставшая причиной выхода из строя японской АЭС «Фукусима-1», в результате чего было выявлено, что подобные риски не грозят работе Армянской АЭС.

1975Призвание (700x514, 80Kb)
в 1975 году состоялась премьера художественного фильма «Призвание». Производство: Ленфильм, 1975. Режиссер: Август (Аугустас) Балтрушайтис. Оператор: Владимир Бурыкин. Композитор: Владислав Успенский. Художник: Семен Малкин. Актеры: Юрий Каморный, Юрий Григорьев, Евгения Ветлова, Людмила Аринина, Ирина Борисова, Михаил Владимиров, Анатолий Горин.



Герой фильма - велогонщик, который мечтает о тренерской работе. Проиграв своему молодому протеже, Игорь искренне радуется успеху товарища. Веря в его успех, он даже уступает ему свое место, когда у команды появляется возможность принять участие в международных соревнованиях.

в 1975 году вступила в силу Конвенция о международной торговле находящимися под угрозой уничтожения видами флоры и фауны (СИТЕС). Подписана в 1973 г. в Вашингтоне.

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в 1975 году в Москве состоялась премьера телевизионного художественного фильма «По следам Чарвадаров» (оригинальное название: Çarvadarların izi ilə; премьера в Баку 30 июля 1974). Производство: Азербайджанфильм, 1974. Режиссер: Тофик Исмайлов. Сценаристы: Маро Ерзинкян, Али Кафаров. Оператор: Валерий Керимов. Композитор: Назим Аливердибеков. Художник: Надир али Зейналов. Актеры: Шафига Мамедова, Мухтар Маниев, Гасан (Гасанага) Турабов, Мамедрза Шейхзаманов, Лейла Бадирбейли (Джаванширова), Садых Гусейнов, Самандар Рзаев, Абдул (Абдула) Махмудов, Садагат Дадашева, Вафа Исмаилова.



Телефильм по мотивам повести Ильяса Эфендиева "Строители мостов". Повествует о строителях дорог.

в 1975 году Ринго Старр разводится со своей женой Марианн Кокс.

в 1975 году «The Rolling Stones» дают концерт в “Capitol Center” (Вашингтон, округ Колумбия) в рамках американского турне.

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в 1976 году в 8:06 UTC с космодрома «Плесецк», стартовый комплекс 43/4, осуществлен пуск ракеты-носителя "Молния 8К78М", которая должна была вывести на высокоэллиптическую околоземную орбиту спутник связи типа "Молния-2" (сер. № 17). Из-за неисправности последней ступени ракеты-носителя, спутник вышел на нерасчетную орбиту с параметрами: наклонение орбиты - 62,8 град.; период обращения - 98,1 мин.; минимальное расстояние от поверхности Земли (в перигее) - 505 км; максимальное расстояние от поверхности Земли (в апогее) - 860 км. На этой орбите космический аппарат не мог эксплуатироваться по назначению. Сообщено о запуске спутника "Космос-837" (08927 / 1976 062А).

в 1976 году в Ленинграде торжественно открыта первая очередь «Дворца молодежи» на берегу Малой Невки.

в 1976 году катастрофа «Ан-2» Армянского Управления Гражданской Авиации близ села Базарчай.

в 1976 году катастрофа «Ан-2» Красноярского Управления Гражданской Авиации близ Сахапты.

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в 1976 году в Москве состоялась премьера художественного фильма «Переполох» (другое название: Переполох в Салхинети; оригинальное название: ურზაური სალხინეთში; премьера в Тбилиси 23 июля 1975). Производство: Грузия-фильм, 1975. Режиссер: Лана Гогоберидзе. Сценаристы: Заира Арсенишвили, Лана Гогоберидзе. Оператор: Ломер Ахвледиани. Композитор: Нодар Габуния. Художники: Гиви Гигаури, Зураб Медзмариашвили. Актеры: Надежда Харадзе, Софико Чиаурели, Кахи Кавсадзе, Зураб Кикалейшвили, Джемал Гаганидзе, Георгий Гегечкори, Гия Авалишвили, Марина Тбилели-Карапетян, Этери Моцикулашвили, Дмитрий Такайшвили, Гега Кобахидзе, Нино Малазония, Нина Ананиашвили, Инга Гигаури.
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Известная актриса Макро приезжает в родной городок в Восточной Грузии, где процветает культ еды, и своей энергией буквально взрывает его сонный мир: она успешно выдает замуж одинокую племянницу Тамар, давно и безмолвно влюбленную во вдовца Сашико, неизменного представителя всех застолий, а в ресторане открывает музей, куда передает свою коллекцию картин.

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в 1976 году Адольфо Суарес (Adolfo Suárez González) назначается председателем правительства Испании.

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в 1976 году первый одиночный перелет на самодельном самолете по маршруту Австралия-Великобритания, К.Каннинг на спортивном самолете «Торп Т-18 Тайгер» («The Thorp T-18 Tiger»).

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в 1976 году в Нидерландах состоялась премьера художественного фильма «Таксист» (другое название: Водитель такси; оригинальное название: Taxi Driver; премьера в США 8 февраля 1976; премьера в Южной Корее 17 февраля 1989; премьера в Испании 10 марта 1977; премьера в Греции 12 марта 1977; премьера в Швеции 12 марта 1977; премьера в Бразилии 22 марта 1976; премьера в Португалии 15 апреля 1977; премьера в Гонконге 12 мая 1977; премьера на Каннском Международном кинофестивале 13 мая 1976; премьера в Франции 2 июня 1976; премьера в Австралии 10 июня 1976; премьера в Генте 5 августа 1976; премьера в Дании 27 августа 1976; премьера в Италии 27 августа 1976; премьера в Уругвае 16 сентября 1976; премьера в Японии 18 сентября 1976; премьера в Австрии 7 октября 1976; премьера в ФРГ 7 октября 1976; премьера в Финляндии 12 ноября 1976; премьера в Норвегии 26 декабря 1976; премьера в Турции 1 декабря 1977). Производство: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Bill/Phillips, Italo/Judeo Productions, 1976. Режиссер: Мартин Скорсезе. Сценарист: Пол Шредер. Оператор: Майкл Чапман. Композитор: Бернард Херрманн. Продюсеры: Филлип М. Голдфарб, Джулия Филлипс. Актеры: Роберт Де Ниро, Харви Кейтель, Сибилл Шеперд, Джоди Фостер, Виктор Арго, Питер Бойл, Альберт Брукс, Леонард Харрис, Дайэнн Эбботт, Джино Ардито, Виктор Маньотта, Боб Марофф, Норман Мэтлок, Маррей Мостон, Гарри Нортап, Хэрлан Кэри По, Стивен Честер Принс, Питер Сэвадж, Николас Шилдс, Ральф С. Синглтон, Джо Спайнелл, Фрэнк Эду, Бренда Диксон-Вайнберг, Ричард Хиггс, Бо
          Using language to advance politics   
The anti-Zionist academic Ella Shohat, who is no expert in this field, is politicising the study of linguistics by denying the existence of separate 'Judeo-Arabic' languages. To her they are all Arabic, with minor variations. Lyn Julius blogs in The Times of Israel following Shohat's lecture at SOAS in London:
Ella Shohat: advancing an agenda
 
'A language is a dialect with an army and navy’.

How best do you delegitimise a nation whose existence you despise?
The answer, according to Ella Shohat, an academic from New York University, is to downgrade a language to a dialect.

Ella Shohat is the high priestess of ‘Mizrahi anti-Zionism’. In London recently to give a talk at the School of Oriental and African Studies, she has made her name by applying the theories propagated by the Palestinian author of ‘Orientalism,‘ Edward Said, to Jews from Arab lands. She is best known for inventing the expression ‘Arab Jew’ to denote a creature torn from its natural habitat by Zionism – itself deemed an extension of western colonialism. Thus Jewish nationalism stands accused of destroying what she terms ‘Arab-Jewish culture’.

To follow Ella’s logic, an ‘Arab Jew’ does not speak a separate Jewish language called Judeo-Arabic: he or she speaks Arabic, albeit with minor variations. In order to reinforce her argument she downplays these differences. The only real distinction, according to her, is that Judeo-Arabic is written in the characters of ‘liturgical’ Hebrew.

It is possible to argue that a speaker of Judeo-Arabic uses enough Hebrew, Aramaic, Turkish, Persian and English terms, as well as idiosyncratic syntax and proverbs, to make himself unintelligible to a regular Arabic speaker. And then there is the Jewish accent, which would not only make a Jew a figure of fun to the Muslim listener, but instantly give his ethnicity away.

In her eagerness to assimilate the Jewish dialects to ‘regular Arabic’, Ella is forced to minimise the differences in the ‘regular’ Arabic spoken across the Arab world.  From a linguistic standpoint, it is often said that the various spoken varieties of Arabic differ from each other about as much as French differs from other Romance languages. Moroccan Arabic is as incomprehensible to Arabs from the Middle East as French is incomprehensible to Spanish or Italian speakers ( but relatively easily learned by them). It is even suggested that the spoken varieties of Arabic may linguistically be considered separate languages.

In Israel,  the last generation of Jews who were born in Arab lands are dying off and their children and grandchildren have all shifted to speaking Hebrew. You would have thought that Ella, who deplores the ‘suppression’ of Arabic in Israel’s early years because it was the ‘language of the enemy’ –  would welcome the revival of interest in, not just Ladino or Yiddish, but Judeo-Arabic ( eg Iraqi-Jewish or Moroccan-Jewish). A Facebook page called ‘preserving the Iraqi-Jewish language’ has over 30, 000 followers.

But no. To Ella,  there is no need to consider Iraqi-Jewish endangered or to preserve what is still living and spoken by the non-Jewish neighbours. Emphasising the ‘Jewish’ character of these dialects becomes a distasteful political act.  Not only – as the controversial academic Shlomo Sand claims –  has a separate Jewish people been invented, Israel has invented ‘Jewish languages’.

But it is Ella who is manipulating language to advance an agenda. As the saying goes,’ dialect is just politics.’ And this is the abysmal level to which the teaching of Middle Eastern studies in our universities has sunk today.

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          Fideldad del perro   
De pronto se acordó de aquel hombre que veía todas las tardes al salir del colegio cuando no era verano. El hombre tenía un perro.

El perro era pequeño delgaducho y hambriento. Y no tenía nombre; «chucho» le llamaba su dueño, únicamente. El hombre era grandote, sucio y sin afeitar. Siempre estaba borracho, decía palabrotas y pegaba al perro cuando estaba enfadado, que era a todas horas. «Vete, maldito chucho», le decía dándole una patada, y el perro se alejaba unos pasos, pero nunca se iba.

Aquel hombre tenía tanto vino en su cuerpo que a veces se caía en medio de la calle. El perro entonces acudía a lamerle las manos y la cara, y se ponía nervioso si no se levantaba; y se echaba delante de su amo caído por si venía un coche, y gruñía furioso y enseñaba los dientes cuando oía que algún niño le gritaba <<¡borracho!>>.

Quique no comprendía por qué aquel perro defendía al borracho si él lo trataba mal.
Un día le preguntó a papá.

-Porque es su amo, Quique -le respondió su padre.
-Pero es malo y le pega.
-Los perros nunca piensan si sus dueños son buenos o son malos: los quieren y ya está, les da igual cómo sean.

Greg Musselman of The Voice of the Martyrs Canada says he is proud to be Canadian, and excited to celebrate this anniversary. “We have a very diverse population here—people groups from all over the place, all around the world. In fact, Canada is one of the most multicultural countries in the world, and Toronto is probably the most multicultural city in the world. And we’re proud of that.” And yet, he understands why recent legislature has left some evangelical Christians a bit uneasy. “I think what we’re seeing not only in Canada, but many of the Western nations is a really going away from God’s Word,” Musselman says. M-103 Earlier this year, we talked about M-103, a motion that ended up passing in March. On its face, the motion is harmless. For one, it isn’t a law. And secondly, it calls for something to be done about racial and religious discrimination, particularly when it comes to “Islamophobia”. However, what constitutes “Islamophobia” is not defined. It’s for this reason that some have compared it to the anti-blasphemy sentiment we’ve seen so abused in countries like Pakistan. Musselman says, “There is concern that even that thought within our country would lead to [a] lack of freedom of speech.” For Christians following Jesus’ command to spread the Gospel, that would be a problem. The Gospel preaches one Way, one Truth, and one Life found in Jesus and inherently excludes other religions from being true. Biblical truths have come up against challenges in other areas of the law, as well. Bill 89 Earlier this month, Ontario passed Bill 89, also called the Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017. This act details the protections of children under the care of child protection services, foster care, and adoption services. It will replace the older Child and Family Services Act. Bill 89 brings a lot of new language to the fore, including a list of items care providers are to respect, including “race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, family diversity, disability, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.” So while the act ensures many good and important protections for children in social care, the specific inclusion of the gender discussion has many worried. The fear is that the government will be able to take children away if they teach the increasingly unpopular biblical view on sex and marriage. Musselman says, “If the government considers that they (the parents) are being too hard, that they’re not letting these children choose, all that kind of stuff, they could find themselves in conflict with the government.” Under the act, children will be placed in homes that hold a similar worldview to theirs, if possible. Even so, it signals Canada’s growing discontent with Christian beliefs.

In education

Meanwhile, a spat is taking place in Alberta. According to CBN News, Cornerstone Christian Academy has been told to stop using Scripture in schools that could be considered offensive. The tension stems from passages that discuss homosexuality.

The tension of grace and truth

All of these situations call attention to the growing rift in what society believes, and what the Bible teaches. Musselman says no matter what, Christians should be prepared to stick to their beliefs. But he says, it’s crucial that we do it in love. This is a delicate and difficult balance to strike. Too often members of the Church in the West head to one side—love without much truth, and truth without much love. It’s led to many secular ideals infiltrating the Church on one hand, and on the other hand a Church unable to engage communities in witness. “We have to have grace and mercy in how we present ourselves as followers of Christ, but we have to have the freedom to be able to speak and be able to present the Gospel,” Musselman explains. But, how do we do this? It starts with prayer, and a deepened commitment to studying God’s Word. “I think we have to remember that this is a spiritual battle, and each and every one of us needs to hear from Jesus and how he wants us to approach people.” Additionally, we can learn from others who had to stand up for their faith in difficult situations. Because VOM Canada advocates for the persecuted Church, Musselman is well aware of what persecution looks like around the world. He says Christians living in dire straits have a lot to show us. Mainly, they teach us not to compromise our beliefs when things get hard. “We have to remember that we’re ambassadors for Christ, and He is our ruler and we take orders from Him. And sometimes we will have to stand up in very difficult situations.”

(Photo courtesy of Jonathan Denney via Unsplash)

But, he explains, “The challenge is in the West, the compromise doesn’t seem [as big] because it’s not ‘if you don’t deny your faith in Jesus, we’ll kill you.’… But over time, we can get kind of worn down, and we don’t even recognize how much we may be compromising or even minimizing things in the Scripture because we don’t want to be disliked.” Musselman says if Christians are more in tune with what is happening to believers around the world, they will be more likely to stick to their beliefs. “Paul, [in] 1 Corinthians 12:26 says, ‘If one part of the body suffers, we all suffer.’ So, we need to be remembering our brothers and sisters in countries like Pakistan, Nigeria, Somalia, Indonesia, China, India, wherever there is suffering.” If you’d like to stay caught up on stories of Christians all over the world, head over to VOM Canada’s web page.
          Comment on "Russia vs. America in Syria" by The Saker   
Indeed. The only reason the average American is silenced about parasitical Zionists and Israel is because they’ve had their head filled with various absurd fictions such as 'holocau$t' propaganda, “Judeo-Christian values”, and Jews being a uniquely righteous, exceptional, and persecuted people. The laughably impossible 'holocaust' storyline has hoodwinked too many for too long. The '6M...
          By: state of ..?   
"Pleasure to meet you! In my mind everything has strictly natural cause. I do not say I know them all, I do not say anyone know them all, but only natural causes are what know, recognize and count." Pleasure to meet you, Natural causes are what you know? really, funny, because you seem to know alot of the Judeo-Christian God and mock His word. Are you sure you know of everything that is in your mind? In fact, you know that you don't know that a natural cause does not have an explanation for occuring, or does you? You can only prove as far as Science can prove.
          Episode 73: Orgone Muffin Crystal Thingie   
Hagee: Gay Equality and Abortion Rights are 'Demonic Forces that are Attacking our Nation' Kirk Cameron: Defeat Obama to 'hold back the flood of moral and spiritual evil' Paul Ryan: Obama policies threaten ‘Judeo-Christian values’ Beck: If Americans are 'So Dead Inside' That They Re-Elect Obama, Then 'We Have to be Destroyed' Pakistani Taliban target female students with acid attack The pensioners being burned alive as witches by their own FAMILIES... so they can profit from lucrative land Minnesota couple accused of starving, abusing adopted son Vandals admit muffin-crystal-thingie assault at Serpent Mound Skeptical DVD's: The Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SkepticalDvDs which has a store tab on it if you're on a PC (Doesn't show up on mobile facebook) or the blog site: http://brumskeptics.blogspot.co.uk/p/skepticaldvds.html Please vote in the podcast awards!http://www.podcastawards.com/Visit our Website at http://dissonancepod.com for more info.
          Episode 29: Amateur Paleontology    
Notes for week 1/ 07/ 12 Santorum’s wife’s abortion was different, you see, Santorum wants to impose 'Judeo-Christian Sharia', Santorum: No One Has Ever Died Because They Didn’t Have Health Care, Santorum Joins Bachmann, Pledges to Ban Porn, Same-Sex Marriages, Surging Santorum Would Annul All Same-Sex Marriages, Santorum singles out Blacks for entitlement reform, Gingrich defends food stamp comment, And God Said to Pat Robertson…, North Carolina Public School That Offered Bibles to Kids Refuses to Accept Pagan Books, Federal Government Wastes $666,000 To Study the Effectiveness of Praying Away AIDS, Obama Signs Defense Authorization Bill, 15-Year-Old Boy Murdered For “Being a Witch” , ACLU Demands W. Virginia County Stop Funding Annual ‘Jesus Fest’ Event, NEWT SAYS THERE’S INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, CITING HIS EXPERTISE AS ‘AN AMATEUR PALEONTOLOGIST’ Visit our website: http://dissonancepod.com for all the stories and links.
          Antisemitism Should be Bad for the Image, Mr Peacemaker Mediator!   
Now that he's no longer the vicar of Virginia Water, Stephen Sizer, CEO of the so-called Peacemaker Mediators organisation, has no diocesan overlord to rein him in. 

And as the centenary of the Balfour Declaration draws ever closer, our old friend is keenly posting anti-Israel material.
 
 Here's something he's dragged up from 2010.


 It's sparked some lively discussion between our old mate and his friends, who include this chap Cozzens, who's contributed the following:


A skim of his Facebook page shows that Cozzens, who frequently comments on Sizer's posts, is unlikely ever to be mistaken for a Judeophile.  In fact, with this unpleasant introduction, he has in the past 24 hours linked on that page to an article that invokes that antisemitic forgery "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion".



Surely, in view of his own notorious brush with the "Israel did 9/11" trope, Stephen Sizer should long since have given a Facebook friend and commentator like this (and Cozzens is not the only one) the old heave-ho.

How about it, Mr Sizer?  Surely you and the rest of the Peacemaker Mediators are not unconcerned at that body's CEO being seen in such company?
          Red Song Meanings - Pieces   
From the sheer fact that he says "When I see your face, I know I'm finally yours" is completely romantic, so it pertains to a woman, and due to the Judeo-Christian god's nature of not being able to...
          The Dr. Julie Show ~ All Things Connected: Spirituality for the 21st Century with Matthew Fox   
GuestThe revolutionary Creation Spirituality movement based in ancient Judeo-Christian tradition, supported by leading-edge science, bearing witness for social, environmental, and gender justice, and voiced most powerfully for this generation by spiritual theologian Matthew Fox is flourishing in the creative and prophetic spirit of our times
          Reply by Anonymous Coward (UID 25390958)   
:putin: [/quote] lisalisa is having a 'judeochristian' theocracy charity party and sending everyone else the bill
          Reply by Anonymous Coward (UID 25390958)   
curiously I havent found any stated problem or dithering with the old testaments enforcment of the chosens entitlement to borders and absolute separation of rights against the non chosen, so, by extention, all you 'judeochristians' should LOVE maintaining a border and prohibition...
          Comentario en RUSIA HA CONCEBIDO EL TIMO DEL CALENTAMIENTO GLOBAL por Manuñ   
Pongo a los rusos como así ponen muchos aquí a los useños para hablar lo que hacen sus élites judeosmasonicas. Ahora bien que el pueblo ruso hay sufrido aquí no lo pongo en duda por el comunismo donde la mayoría de sus dirigentes eran judíos con su odio especial por los rusos aquí lo que sostengo es esa rusofilo sentimiento que quieren colar edulcorando a una nación igual de apóstata como todas las naciones otroras cristianas quieren que tratemos piedras de molinos como si fuera hojaza de pan . Esa elite apatridas que no conoce frontera trabaja para dominar e imponer el nuevo orden preparando trasladar el poder a Oriente porque que hoy sean los USA ayer fueron los alemanes y franceses solo piezas de ese macabro instauración de la contraiglesia ese es el punto . Los useños desde sus orígenes son una nación apóstata que con ayuda del capitalismo los conducen hacia el comunismo . Y Rusia hereje carga la culpa de haber entrado el comunismo a una sociedad lista para ser punta de lanza del Anticristo
          Bendiciones familiares, en judeoespañol, desde el CIDICSEF de Buenos Aires   

JAVERES DEL KURTIJO – Dentro del género de las bendiciones en judeoespañol, la autora Matilde Koen Sarano destaca en su artículo aquellas dirigidas al ámbito familiar

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          SUPER JUNIOR - ONLY U + TRANSLATE 'Lyric   



SUPER JUNIOR – ONLY U (TRANSLATE)

[KYUHYUN]
Nae mal deuro jullae
Amu maldo haji malgo na sasireun neomuna buranhae
Niga eomneun haru eoddeohge gyeondilji jeongmal molla
[YESUNG]
Uri ggeci aniraneungeol ara
Naega eomneun binjarie honja apa uljineun ma

[LEETEUK]
Nae mamsoge ojik neo ne mamsoge ojik na
[RYEOWOOK]
Seoro dalmaganeun moseubi sarange ppajyeo ittdaneun geot
[LEETEUK]
Gateun haneul dareun got urin jamsi ddeoreojyeo
[RYEOWOOK]
Jigeum isungan yeongwonhi itjimalgo gioghae

[DONGHAE]
Naege boyeojwottdeon ne sarangeul gieoghalge
Geu nugudo daesinhal su eomneun
Dan hanaeui sarang nae gaseum gipi neol dama dullae
[KANGIN]
Orae gidarige haeseo mianhae
Nae pyeongsaenge hanabbunin neoneun jeongmal teugbyeorhan geol

[SIWON]
Nae mamsoge ojik neo ne mamsoge ojik na
[SUNGMIN]
Seoro dalmaganeun moseubi sarange bbajyeo ittdaneun geot
[SIWON]
Gateun haneul dareun got urin jamsi ddeoreojyeo
[SUNGMIN]
Jigeum isungan yeongwonhi itjimalgo gioghae...

[EUNHYUK]
Sasil neodo alji neo geurae nan
Neo animyeon andwae neodo na animyeon andwae
[SHINDONG]
Ni sanggage jjijeojineun gaseum gipeojineun hansum
Nuga geurae chacheum chacheum na ajil georan mal bbun
[EUNHYUK]
Saranghae saranghae saranghae neo deudji mothaedo
[SHINDONG]
Mianhae mianhae mianhae hohwisereobgedo
[EUNHYUK]
F.O.R.E.V.E.R nae son jabeulge cheot nune ggothin
Geunalcheorom uri sais aero gochim

[KYUHYUN]
Be my love. Need you girl
Ojig naegeneun neobbuniya neodo aljanha
[YESUNG]
Chagaun barami bureo omyeon
Son ggeute seuchineun geu neuggimi ni gyeote neul ittneun geol

[DONGHAE]
Nae son jabajudeon neo bal majchueo geoddeon na
[RYEOWOOK]
Dasi neoreul mannal geunaren ni du son nohji anheul geoya

Nae mamsoge ojik neo [Kyuhyun] (Ojik neo)
Ne mamsoge ojik na [Kyuhyun] (Ojik Na)
Seoro dalmaganeun moseubi sarange bbajyeo ittdaneun geot
Gateun haneul dareun got urin jamsi ddeoreojyeo
Jigeum isungan yeongwonhi

[LEETEUK]
itjimalgo giokhae...........



[ ENGLISH ]

Can you listen to my words, don’t say anything yet
Actually I’m so insecure, without you how do I live each day?
I know you haven’t ended yet,
But don’t cry over the empty space that I left

My heart only has you, your heart only has me.
Similar sentiments, the proof of our love
The same sky, different place.
We’re separated for now
for this instant, something to never forget
Please remember

I will remember the love you gave me
No one can take over you
That only love, I will keep in the bottom of my heart
Making you wait so long, I’m sorry
In my life only you are the most special

My heart only has you, your heart only has me.
Similar sentiments, the proof of our love
The same sky, different place.
We’re separated for now
for this instant, something to never forget
Please remember

Actually you understand right
Without you i can’t live, without me you can’t live
An almost torn heart, take a deep breath
Who said that hurt will slowly heal is empty words
I love you, I love you, I love you, even if you can’t hear
Sorry Sorry Sorry I have regrets
F.O.R.E.V.E.R I will hold your hand tight
Just like when we first met, we will be back together

Be my love, I need you girl.
To me there is only you, you know that right
the sharpness of cold wind, like it’s beating me to be by your side

The you that grasps my hand
The you that follows my steps
Until the day that we meet again, I won’t let go of your hand

My heart only has you, your heart only has me.
Similar sentiments, the proof of our love
The same sky, different place.
We’re separated for now
for this instant, something to never forget
Please remember




^^


          Halo Kids Tales with JD Holiday on Red River Radio   
On Halo Kids Tales: No Ordinary Yarmulke by Dawn Wilensky & Because I'm Elizabeth by Jacqueline McDonald.   No Ordinary Yarmulke ~Holden's incredible journey through Jewish history begins when he tries on a yarmulke at Yentl's Judaic Treasures, but what other surprises does the mysterious shopkeeper have in store for him as he prepares for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah. Buy at: noordinaryyarmulke.weebly.com & www.amazon.com/No-Ordinary-Yarmulke-Dawn-Wilensky/dp/1568715838 Dawn Wilensky's site: noordinaryyarmulke.weebly.com Because I'm Elizabeth ~ Putting her faith and trust in God, Elizabeth, like her biblical namesake, never gives up hope. Called by Name Books aim to delight parents and children alike. They showcase personal photos of your child, they teach about your child's Judeo-Christian namesake and they promote good behavior and self-esteem in a fun and relatable way.  Buy at: www.calledbynamebooks.com/store.cfm  Jacqueline McDonald's site: www.CalledbyNameBooks.com JD's & Site: halokidstales.blogspot.com/2015/01/on-halo-kids-tales-with-jd-holiday-no.html  
          ZEUS Y PROMETEO METÁFORAS DE UNA HUMANIDAD ADOLESCENTE   


“Lo estoy viendo, Prometeo, y quiero aconsejarte lo mejor, aunque eres pródigo en ingenio.  Conócete a ti mismo y cambia a nuevos modos, porque también hay un nuevo tirano entre los dioses.”  Palabras de Océano a Prometeo. Esquilo, Prometeo Encadenado.



En el Prometeo Encadenado, de Esquilo, el tinte trágico proviene de la relación establecida entre los dos personajes, una relación basada en la autoridad absoluta que ejerce Zeus sobre su subordinado el Titán, Prometeo. Ambos, prefiguran los modelos de seres humanos que construyen una civilización basada en la supremacía de un ego torturador y la respuesta desgarradora de otro ego, un círculo vicioso sin fin aparente, un modelo de civilización adolescente el cual debe ser superado.
Prometeo representa en la obra un ser humano en la transición entre lo humano y lo divino, una especie de ángel caído. Se ha enamorado de los humanos y por ello decide violar la prohibición instaurada por Zeus y les regala el lenguaje, las artes y el fuego, es decir, les obsequia la posibilidad de crecer espiritualmente y acercarse a la divinidad.  El drama representa entonces a unos seres humanos que no trabajaron duro para obtener estos dones sino que los recibieron como regalo.  Por otro lado está el hecho cuestionable de que estas características del desarrollo fuesen patrimonio exclusivo de los dioses. ¿Y si nunca tuvieron la intención de compartir estas riquezas con los primitivos seres humanos? ¿Y si Prometeo se anticipó y echó a perder el plan divino?  ¿Y si los primitivos seres humanos no estaban listos todavía para recibir el don del pensamiento y del lenguaje?
Pero lo aberrante y patético no es solo Prometeo sino el concepto de un Dios todo poderoso, elitista, mezquino y tiránico que se complementa muy bien con Prometeo, ya que sus acciones y reacciones van en perfecta sincronía con las del tirano.  Prometeo reacciona con violencia cuando se le impone el castigo, leyendo el relato asistimos a una fabulosa pataleta de dos adolescentes que luchan encarnizadamente por un lugar en defensa de su honor, su grandeza, sus egos.  Este modelo de interacción es el que se ha seguido desde siempre en la historia de la humanidad para construir civilización, así se justifican las guerras bajo la imperiosa necesidad de hacer primar la voluntad del uno (el más fuerte) sobre la del otro (el más débil).
Prometeo, inevitablemente encadenado, con un hígado en eterna reconstrucción continúa despotricando contra Zeus, tal como Caín es marcado para siempre como un ser no grato.  Mientras tanto, han transcurrido muchos siglos y también Zeus continúa ejerciendo su reinado como dios implacable, solitario y absoluto en las religiones de tradición judeo-cristiana. La fórmula del YO Soy pronunciada con el fin de acentuar la unicidad del yo, de convocar la supremacía de Mi voluntad sobre la de otro, no nos acerca a lo Sagrado, por el contrario, nos aleja porque el Amor se mueve horizontal y verticalmente, es para todos.
Tales símbolos de una humanidad adolescente demuestran que todavía no se ha superado el viejo y caduco concepto del YO Soy que reafirma un ego que se separa de la otredad. La humanidad tiene que avanzar hacia otro estadio en el que se comprenda este Yo Soy como YO Soy en todo lo que es. Así se desdibuja el Ego porque me lleno del SER, soy sustancia inmanente, presencia de luz en múltiples formas y colores de las cuales participan todos los seres de la naturaleza.  El YO soy nos une al universo pero los humanos hemos venido pronunciándolo equivocadamente y por ello ha perdido su equilibrio y su poder creador.  Acentuando su verticalidad nos aleja de los otros, nos coloca ante un abismo que crece cada día más. Hoy día asistimos a una llamada apelante porque si bien es cierto que las sombras se han enseñoreado del mundo, también lo es que la luz es cada vez más fuerte.
Estamos a la espera de una Humanidad en su edad madura donde los Zeus y los Prometeos sean el recuerdo de una etapa en la evolución, necesaria pero ya superada, una era en la que los humanos se coloquen más allá de lo humano, donde la palabra forjada con el fuego del corazón y del pensamiento sea un territorio seguro para construir la sociedad del mañana.
                “¿Es que no sabes, Prometeo, que las palabras son médicos de un alma enferma?” Océano a Prometeo. 


BIBLIOGRAFÍA
Esquilo.  (1982)  Prometeo Encadenado.  Círculo de Lectores. Bogotá.



          BAJO EL LAUREL FLORECIDO   

AGOSTO 14 DE 2012

AMIGOS Y AMIGAS BIENVENIDOS 
A MI BLOG.



Estamos en una época a la que podemos llamar la Adolescencia de la humanidad en la que los dioses se han retirado de su acompañamiento, de su  padrinazgo en el proceso evolutivo de la humanidad.  A partir del siglo XV dice Steiner el hombre hubo de volverse consciente (este siglo marca el Renacimiento y de allí al siglo de las Luces, luego la Modernidad) y en esta camino de construcción de su conciencia ya no tendrá más la ayuda de los dioses, tal es la tarea que se ha encomendado a la humanidad en esta época, en la que el hombre  ha de hacer su camino solo.  El Cristianismo como vía no ha sido suficiente para explicar el camino del Gólgota, pero esto se ha debido a que la humanidad todavía no estaba lista para recibir este mensaje, solo ahora en lo que Steiner llama la Quinta Edad Post Atlante, y es la Ciencia Espiritual, la Antroposofía, la que lleva este mensaje de concienciación de reconocimiento de la herencia de los dioses en nosotros los humanos, el mensaje del ser uno con todo y con todos.
Steiner dice:  “Antiguamente los dioses se acercaron a los hombres para llevar a cabo sus propósitos en la Tierra con la ayuda de éstos.   Hoy son los hombres los que tienen que buscar a los dioses, los que tienen que elevarse a ellos a través de su actividad interior.  El ser humano ha de alcanzar una relación tal con los dioses que le permita cumplir su misión conscientemente propuesta”.

Para ese fin Steiner habla de formar un Cuerpo Social en que el Espíritu ha sido vivificado: “Hemos de desarrollar un organismo social imbuido de espíritu, en el que podamos reconocer la actividad de los dioses en los otros hombres”.
La primera acción a realizar es profundizar en nuestra propia vida del alma, para lo cual existen muchos caminos, no obstante, dice Steiner que señalará solamente uno, el camino meditativo, a fin de reconocer todo lo que los otros han aportado a nuestra vida desde nuestra primera infancia, para descubrir lo poco que debemos a acciones propias y cuanto le debemos a los otros. 
Y en esta construcción del cuerpo social vivificado por el espíritu, los niños y los ancianos tienen mucho que aportar ¿No se expresa algo profundamente social en la necesidad que ordena que la vida dé fruto solamente cuando la vejez reconoce como su misión más elevada su relación con la juventud, la relación no solamente de una persona con otra sino de los viejos con los muy jóvenes?




AGOSTO 19 2012

YO PIENSO LA PALABRA.
EJERCICIO DE EURITMIA













LES COMPARTO UNO DE MIS TEMAS FAVORITOS, LA MITOLOGÍA


Perseo con la cabeza de Medusa, Benvenuto Celini, 1554 .  de:  http://elolimpo.com/Medusa.per.html

MEDITACIONES SOBRE LA SIMBOLOGÍA DE MEDUSA

Por Meisy Correa Hernández.

Medusa  unida a sus otras hermanas gorgonas Stino y Euriale  conforman una interesante triada, tres aspectos de lo femenino,  sus hermanas de cautiverio son invisibles a los humanos e inmortales, de hecho son prácticamente desconocidas. 
 Sólo Medusa es mortal y accequible a los humanos, unida al culto de Minerva, o Atenea, la diosa de la sabiduría; recordemos que se dice que ella fue castigada por la diosa quien la convirtió en este ser horrendo y hay dos versiones, una indica la envidia que la diosa sentía por su belleza; la otra indica la maldición a causa de la desobediencia, pues Medusa, siendo sacerdotisa del templo de Minerva, se atreve a tener relaciones sexuales con Poseidón profanando de esta forma su culto y su templo.   Y hay una circularidad en el símbolo porque nos remite a la imagen de la serpiente del mito judeo cristiano aquella que nos condujo al conocimiento de la polaridad, del bien y del mal.




Medusa, Caravaggio 1592-1600, tomado de: http://elolimpo.com/Medusa.per.html

Científicamente los reptiles son la representación de un hecho evolutivo monumental, esto es, la aparición de la corteza neocortical.  Los reptiles, la serpiente, serían animales que evolucionaron dotados de más información que estaría guardada en el neocortex.  De hecho, el neocortex y su desarrollo implican el inicio de la historia de los homínidos.

La cabeza de Medusa es un lecho de serpientes, la cabeza de Medusa es símbolo de conocimiento pero un conocimiento que nos conduce a la generación de este mundo ilusorio, este mundo petrificado, donde los principios de la verdadera vida se hayan cristalizados. Medusa nos provoca terror, simboliza un conocimiento fundado sobre la base del terror, un conocimiento racional, intelectualizado que dio origen a la polaridad, la dualidad, la separación, tal conocimiento no es liberador, es usurpador de otra forma de conocimiento aquel del que tenemos tanta nostalgia y que es integrador, cuyas raíces se fundan en el amor por todo lo que existe.

¿Pero dónde quedan pues Stino y Euriale, las invisibles hermanas de  Medusa? ¿Cuál es su función en el mito?  Representan ellas esa otra forma del conocimiento, evocan acaso dos estadios evolutivos posteriores de nuestro cerebro?

En el relato, el héroe Perseo recibe varios regalos para enfrentarse a Medusa: sandalias aladas, el escudo de Atenea  el cual deberá ser usado como  espejo; un casco mágico, una bolsa, una espada.  De los cuatro objetos me parece muy significativo el escudo como espejo, pues indica la forma que debemos hacer frente a nuestros temores, es decir, reduciéndolos a lo que realmente son: meras ilusiones, reflejos.

Perseo sobre Pegaso. Lord Leighton, 1895. Tomada de http://elolimpo.com/Medusa.per.html


También llama la atención que Perseo, hijo de Zeus y que había sido concebido en una curiosa visita del dios de dioses a su madre en forma de lluvia de oro,  a pesar de haber vencido a Medusa no es un héroe que pueda equipararse a Hércules quien gana la inmortalidad, el derecho  a vivir de nuevo en el Olimpo. Perseo  por el contrario es el símbolo de quien habiendo vencido las tinieblas del falso conocimiento, utiliza su saber ( la cabeza de Medusa) con fines egoístas, o para construirse un reino en este mundo.  Recordemos que el héroe, portando la cabeza de Medusa en su costal, la muestra a sus enemigos, primero para liberar a la bella Andrómeda, con quien se casa después para liberar a su madre “Danae” de las garras del usurpador del trono. Perseo es el prototipo del ser humano que está demasiado apegado a la materia, todavía tendríamos que esperar el nacimiento de otro héroe capaz del desapego, capaz de sobreponerse a sus emociones y a las trampas del mundo ilusorio de medusa



          Comment on Canada Day and Judicial Murder (Not connected) by irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert   
Btw, I have a strong sense and value of the Judeo-Christian moral and biblical ethics! Perhaps this is one of the reasons I/we have moved to Utah? I do value the Mormon Judeo-Christian Ethics, Family, etc. But, I see the attack on classic Judeo-Christian sexual ethics even here! And having more than one wife, "ain't" really part of this either! ;) That is just an Old Testament practical hold-over. But none the less, it is today a "sexual" issue also! WE can never separate from our sexual self, but it MUST be placed within GOD's domain! Make no mistake, sexual sin is real with GOD! But today sex outside of God is rampant! (See, Heb. 13: 4 / Rev. 22: 14-15) *I will stop, I know this subject is NOT popular! In my life as a Anglican, priest-presbyter rector, chaplain, etc. I have seen sexual questions and problems almost daily!
          Comment on Canada Day and Judicial Murder (Not connected) by irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert   
Yes, I somewhat agree, Catholicism has had its place in the visible church, but the Roman Papacy has quite simply hated much biblical reform! I could be wrong, but I sense "Roman" Catholicism has seen its day to some real degree? And it is more however, the sexual revolution, now with gay unions & marriage just about everywhere, is a real sign of apostasy, in both culture and in the visible church. We all know that within the papacy that great elephant in the room of the Roman gay lobby is alive and well! But, it quite exits in the whole of the western culture especially now, and has basically become accepted. Yes, we are seeing an almost complete cultural and ethical change today! One in which - in my opinion - we will simply not survive, at least as our past Western & Judeo-Christian Culture!
          Masonic Mass Murder on the Somme 101 Years Ago   
Masonic Mass Murder on the Somme 101 Years Ago
SOURCE
 “Testament of Youth,” poignantly dramatizes lives shattered by Judeo Masonic First World War.
On July 1,1916, General Douglas Haig, a Freemason, began the Battle of the Somme which by November resulted in the death of one million white, "Christian"British patriots in their prime. Fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, lovers. War is a ruse by which the globalist satanic elite kills patriots under the guise of national duty.  
 
“When we started to fire, we just had to load and reload. They went down in their hundreds. We didn’t have to aim, we just fired into them. ” German machine gunner.
from July 12, 2015
by Henry Makow Ph.D.

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About 10 million soldiers died in battle on both sides in World War One, one of the costliest wars in history.  The needless slaughter in trench warfare is usually portrayed by the Masonic-controlled media and education system as an unintended consequence. 

In fact, these wars are orchestrated by the Illuminati Jewish bankers and their Masonic minions to kill Christians in order to degrade Western civilization in advance of the Satanic NWO now clearly manifesting itself. (See, World War One- First Christian HolocaustRitual human sacrifice to their god Moloch may also be a factor.

All wars are designed to enrich and empower the bankers while destroying and demoralizing humanity. Warmongering “patriotism” is a ruse. The sooner gullible non-Satanists stop falling on a sword, the better.
I’m going to focus on the Battle of the Somme, one of the biggest battles of the first world war. My information is based on John Laffin’s British Butchers and Bunglers of World War One, (1988, p. 63ff.) 

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(left, Douglas Haig, Elgin Lodge #91)

Both General Douglas Haig, Commander in Chief, Western Front,  and his principal co-planner Sir Henry Rawlinson were Freemasons. The Somme offensive (“The Big Push”) was intended to end the stalemate and win the war. The Allies had 700,000 men, a 7-1 numerical superiority. Haig and Rawlinson anticipated losing 500,000 men. 

The plan was simple: to bomb the Germans for five days and nights then walk to the enemy trench and kill the remaining soldiers or capture those who surrendered. 

However, after 5 days of bombing, the German trenches and their defences were barely scratched. The English neglected to reconnoitre or observe this from the air.  The Germans just had to shoot their machine guns, reload and shoot again. The same type of attack continued from the 1st of July until November 1916. Over a million men died; 58,000 on the first day.

On July 1 1916, 11 British divisions attacked on a 13-mile front. By 7.30 am the six German divisions finished breakfast, wiped their faces with their napkins, and carried their machine guns from comfortable deep cellars. They began spraying the attackers who were advancing in neat rows, “to maintain order.” 

 
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A German machine gunner wrote, “We were surprised to see them walking, we had never seen that before. The officers went in front. One was carrying a walking stick…When we started to fire, we just had to load and reload. They went down in their hundreds. We didn’t have to aim, we just fired into them. “

A German officer reported his impression of the attack. “Whole sections appeared to fall. All along the line, Englishmen could be seen throwing their arms into the air and collapsing, never to move again. Badly wounded rolled about in agony, while badly wounded crawled into shell-holes for shelter. “

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John Laffin: “Of the 110,000 men who attacked, 60,000 were killed or wounded on this one day. About 20,000 lay dead between the lines. Haig and Rawlinson were directly responsible for the assumption bombardment would cut barbed wire and render the Germans vulnerable.  The Germans lost an estimated 8000 men on July 1. 2000 were taken prisoner.” (64) 

A hospital station dealt with 10,000 casualties in the first 48 hours. A surgeon wrote:  ”Streams of ambulances a mile long waited to be unloaded. The whole area of the camp, a field of six acres, was completely covered with stretchers placed side-by-side, each with its suffering or dying man. We surgeons were hard at it in the operating theatre, a good hut holding four tables. Occasionally we made a brief look around to select from the thousands of patients those few we had time to save. It was terrible. (73) 

Haig’s chronicler Colonel Boraston wrote that the attack, “bore out the conclusions of the British High Command, and amply justified the tactical methods employed.” (No doubt these men were all Freemasons.) 

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Laffin writes: “This is an outrageous statement. It is more accurate to call 1 July 1916, as H. L’Etang does, ‘probably the greatest disaster to British arms since Hastings….Certainly never before nor since has such wanton pointless carnage been seen…’ (70)

Laffin bemoans the  complete “absence of cleverness” in the military strategy. He emphasizes that, “high casualties were a basic rule of the game and simply had to be accepted.” (76)

Who knows how the world would be different if the cream of that generation of Christians had not been trampled into the mud of France in 1915-18?

There is simply no explanation for sending wave after wave of men to their slaughter other than that this was the deliberate goal. Any sane general would have stopped the attack as soon as it became apparent that the strategy was a failure. 

Western society is controlled by a satanic cult whose goal is to degrade and exploit humanity.
It’s time we stopped we being complicit in our own destruction. 


          ¡Salvad el ladino!   
La RAE promueve la creación de la primera academia del judeoespañol y busca el acuerdo entre diversos estudiosos e instituciones para saldar una deuda histórica con los sefardís
          When Religion Invades my Classroom... I Cry FOUL!   
Long time no Update! School has eaten my soul!


Here’s an e-mail I just had to send to my professor informing him I have requested a transfer out of his classroom (Because he’s stone freaking crazy!!!!)

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I am sorry, but I must respectfully and categorically disagree with your responses to certain discussions this week, specifically, two statements that you made both to me and (NAME REMOVED) in discussion two. Now first, let me quantify my credentials for objection. I spent many years in Religious studies and hold certifications in both Business and Situational Ethics. I also spent many years teaching Ethics in a corporate environment. You have made statements to both me and (NAME REMOVED) that I absolutely object to. Please, let me point out clearly my disagreements with commentary to specific points in your responses:

It may be a profitable exrecise [sic] for students to compare the Code of Hammurabi with the Biblical code or the Laws of Moses as found in the Books of Leviticus chapters 18 through 20, Exodus chapters 21 and 22, and Deuteronomy chapter 19.

Now this statement is good, it is made as a historical reference. Pointing out framework that appears in both texts has historical context. Using both Hammurabi’s code and biblical examples of Hammurabi’s code being repeated thousands of years later in the Torah (Old Testament) and should have ended here as a sidebar. However you continued:

This exercise may help to enlighten someone to the idea that the the [sic] Hapiru People (Hebrews) were Semitic people who arose in the Mesopotamian River Valley between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in Southern Iraq.  Thus, in the place where Abraham was born and lived, and where Hammurabi ruled with his Code of Laws, the God who appeared to Abraham long before he got to Palestine or Canaan, may have been the same God of Eternity who was teaching not only Abraham or Moses but also Hammurabi.

In any case, even if you do not imbibe this knowledge, you will not be able to deny the fact that Scripture in Genesis 2: 8-14 names the Euphrates River of Iraq as one of the boundaries of the Garden of Eden ( Gen. 2: 14).  Thus, Iraq was a part of the Garden of Eden
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This ethically crossed the line from Historical to personal theological ideology and was presented as fact and not opinion. Where is your citation of historical corroboration that Yahweh (The Christian-Judeo God) spoke to Hammurabi? There is none, therefore, this is a personal belief and belongs in a theological class discussion and not a historical one. The same applies to the assertion that Genesis (or any Old or New Testament claims) can be historically proven true from other historical texts, which it cannot, such as your belief of the supposed location of the Garden of Eden. However much we believe or do not believe in the validity of the Bible as the Word it cannot be presented as supportive historical evidence. The Bible is a religious text, but even Christian apologists readily confirm and concede that no contemporary historians such as Titus Flavius Josephus (37 – c. 100) ever made mention of the events chronicled in the Bible. The one point that was purported to be in Josephus’ texts (“Testimonium Flavium”, Book 18, Chapter 3, 3 of the Antiquities) was confirmed to be an interpolation of the historian Eusebius, who used Josephus' works extensively as a source for his own "Historia Ecclesiastica." In layman's terms he added supportive evidence into the Antiquities documents for the Catholic Church who routinely edited and forged documents and the interpolation in the Antiquities was admitted to be a forgery in the Twentieth Century by numerous religious scholars such as Louis Feldman and Zvi Baras.

This argument of my disagreement with your statement is simply a matter of belief without evidence, because there is no historical evidence. Faith is, by definition, belief without evidence.

Now onto your statement to me:

“You made an excellent list of comparative scriptures, which demonstrates a connection between Hammurabi's Code and the Laws of God that were also being articulated to other people in other places like Kung-Ftz-zu (Confucius).”

Again, instead of being presented as your opinion, you have presented this as fact by use of the words “…Laws of God that were also being articulated…” Not, “may have” or “in my opinion also”, but “WERE also”. You are a figure of authority in a classroom and you are making statements without citation and therefore are not generally challenged to provide historical corroboration that God did indeed speak to or influenced Confucius. You state personal belief as fact with impunity and I find that ethically irresponsible. I respect your beliefs, I share many. Nevertheless, I cannot condone statements like this outside a theological arena. Because you are a respected authority figure in this classroom and people will take your statements as fact because you have authority and are the Instructor and therefore, will not be asked to source your claims for historical corroboration.

This is a HISTORY class and all statements made must be cited and evidenced with historical support and accuracy. I would not make this disagreement if this were a theological class. I do have to make them ethically because this is a history class.

Now, I have said my piece and I should also inform you respectfully that I have requested my Academic Advisor for a transfer from this class to the same class with a new instructor. I cannot in good conscience continue when I fear you and I will fundamentally disagree on what is and is not ethical when it comes to personal ideology presented as historical evidence. I have a 4.0 GPA and I will not risk my grades when I feel there will be more severe conflict of opinion as this course progresses. I cannot be sure that my dissenting opinion will not reflect in my grades if your beliefs are “fact” to you and not so, necessarily, to me. I apologize if this offends you, but it is a genuine fear I have and cannot academically risk. I also chose to respond to you privately as to not affect your position of authority in the classroom.

Thank you for your time and understanding in this matter and I wish you please consider my words in the vein intended, an academic logical argument of opposition, and I hope you have a successful class.

Respectfully,

Dana Armstrong



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Can you believe that boat load of crazy? I also filed a formal complaint with the school which may lead to disciplinary action on that professor. That is ridiculous. He has no business being a history teacher. I start the class all over again tomorrow with a new instructor. Thank goodness. Please keep fingers crossed that this one isn't looney tunes!

See? This is where all my fun time goes, SCHOOL and writing god damn letters like this one! O_o

          Response to a Jewish Nazi – Only a Zionist would be interested in proving that Jackie Walker is not Jewish   
When you live in or support a state, in this case the State of Israel which is based on racial supremacy, it is important to know who is and who is not a member of the master race.  Religion is there to define who is a member of the herrenvolk or the untermenschen, that is all.  
Jackie Walker
It is not surprising that in Israel, you can’t convert to Judaism unless you are a White European. The Jerusalem Post reported (1.4.16) ‘Palestinian Requests To Convert To Judaism Rejected Automatically':
To initiate an officially recognized conversion to Judaism in Israel, foreigners need to apply to the special cases panel of the Conversion Authority.

The threshold requirements” to be considered by the special cases panel, Rabbi Yitzhak Peretz, director of the Israeli government’s Conversion Authority, said,are that applicants be sincere and that they are not foreign workers; infiltrators; Palestinian or illegally in the country.” In 2014, he added, the special cases committee received 400 applications. “Half of the applicants were accepted, the rest were rejected as foreign workers, infiltrators, illegal stayers and Palestinians.”
The eugenecist origins of the Israeli state

I am not an expert on Jewish religious law but I do know that nowhere in the Talmud or the Torah is there any mention of the fact that Palestinians cannot convert to Judaism.  Nor is there any mention of ‘infiltrators’ or foreign workers or illegal immigrants.  These are political categories.  In other words, in a state based on race you cannot have the lower races or the Untermenschen joining the master race (herren volk).  This is perfectly understandable because in Israel being a Jew confers privileges that non-Jews do not have and therefore you cannot have people changing their race in order to get a house or an extra grant.

The Zionists, as part of their false ‘anti-Semitism’ campaign in the Labour Party have been targeting Jackie Walker.  You can read the details in my article The lynching of Jackie Walker and Jonathan Rosenhead’s Jackie Walker: a suspense mystery.  Being Black Jackie is and was an ideal target for these racists.  The only problem was that she was Jewish.  Hence we have the spectacle of these Zionists, in the best traditions of the Nazis, investigating Jackie’s ancestry in order to ‘prove’ that she isn’t Jewish.
Tony Greenstein

What is Jewish identity? A response to the general garbage written by Jewish racial purists and in particular to this blog by ‘Jew Know’

Jackie Walker speaking to the LRC meeting in Brighton September 2016
Recently there has been a(nother) spate of attacks of the ‘Jackie not a Jew’ type. Most have been downright racist, some hilarious, all show an obsessive concern for genealogy, an old trope of racists, in their attempt to police something which is in fact too complex to be policed; Jewish identity.

This most recent contribution by ‘Jew Know’ made me think (probably because I was on holiday), not just about my identity, but of Jewish identity, of racism, ethno-nationalism, racial purity and of those who put themselves up as guardians of identity whether they are white, black, Jewish or any other.

First thing ‘Jew Know’ - learn something about cultures that are not your own, otherwise you are simply an ignorant Jew Know-little.

You cannot trace the ancestry of Caribbean people using records (alone). Slave records are limited (for obvious reasons). Parentage was often not attributed, or falsely attributed. Records were ‘manipulated’, for example, especially when women had ‘relations’ or were raped by white men (the description ‘white’ in this instance includes Jews in the context of the racialised, colour ordered Caribbean). In any case, in a society where even long term, committed relationships between white and black would/could not be officially endorsed/recognised another ‘father’ was often named on official documents.

Neither does ‘Jew Know’ take account of the particular oppressions experienced by Jewish refugees on the run from Christian persecution, for example the ‘Conversos’ (Jews who were forced, often on pain of death, to convert) and the other Jews of the Caribbean who were forced to compromise in so many other ways simply to survive, or those who chose to take on a more fluid, syncretic idea of what made them Jewish.
A typical example of the racism that Jackie Walker has to put up with

Yes, Jew Know appears pretty ignorant of the positioning of Jews in the Caribbean, the flow of Caribbean ethno-religious cultures, the conversion to Judaism undertaken by enslaved African women who wanted/were coerced into ‘marrying’ Jewish men. There is no comment on this – and for good reason, because Jew Know doesn’t have a clue, you know.

The binary outlook reflected in Jew Know’s blog betrays deep-seated ignorance of the many variations of Jewishness that have historically always been part of Jewish history. But according to Jew Know everything to do with Jewish identity has the simplicity of any authoritarian ideology; you are either Jewish or not. There is no scope for variation, no intersectionality, no understanding of the potential conflicts, complex histories inherent in being black and Jewish, Arab and Jewish, Asian and Jewish. No, In Jew Know’s kosher world there is no room for complexity, no Jewish diversity, just a nice, easy, genetic (or is it religious) monoculture where bright eyed Jewish mothers give birth to Jewish children and people have access to the easy going charms of the local Rabbi to sort things out when things get …. mucky for Jew Know cannot tolerate a world of self-determination -  no - a higher authority must always decree.

But as we all know – none of that’s true – Jews, like every other people, come in all sorts.

Jew Know expresses religious and ethnic definition of identity and leaves no room for those with no religious commitment but with the necessary ancestry, those who have been adopted, those ‘in care’, those orphaned and separated from the community. Jew Know does not admit the perspective of Reformed Jews, those who advocate that Jewish identity can be inherited from a father as well as mother – no.

Then tell me Jew Know, in your little, little world, what about the people of Jewish heritage born to people who have not practiced any religion, maybe for generations? Ok – strike them out!

And is acceptance of a Jewish state part of being Jewish? When and who decided that one? And are the very many non or anti-Zionist Jews ‘self-haters and not real Jews in your book too? I think I know your awnser.

I have nothing to prove to you Jew Know. You shame the Jewish heritage you claim.

To deny my Jewish heritage is racist, deeply racist and you are a racist. It is as unacceptable to deny my Jewish heritage, the political and historical struggles that brought my parents together as it would be to deny my African or Caribbean ancestry.  Your attitudes reflect the deep-seated and shameful racism entrenched in sections of the Jewish community.

It reflects a shameful intolerance, a lack of inclusivity, empathy, an essentialism that harvests a paucity of the soul. As with all ethno-nationalists these attitudes undermine the high-ground they seek to attain; complexity is the life-blood of creativity, the life-blood of a modern, tolerant society, the only path of progress for humanity. Want help with these ideas? I suggest you contact Mocha Jews and find out more http://mochajuden.com

Jew Know in fact you appear to Know Little of the multi-faceted history of the Jewish people, a people that in the last 2,000 years engagedand yes, MIXED at times, and very often with the rest of the world, were an essential part of much of it. These Jewish people fought to be a part, not set apart, from the countries they inhabited. …. Hurrah!

And then, in true racial purity tradition you dig up what you claim are my genealogical records and publish what you again claim is my family tree (sordid aren’t you, it will be my underwear drawer next I presume). By the way, I have know nothing of some of the people you refer to as my ancestors – and truth is neither do you – though I can take you back on one side to the 15th century and the pogroms of the Spain and Portugal and on the other to an African griot.

My DNA (which I have a detailed analysis of and have had for sometime) is the business of me and my family – and my friends who have seen it. As for the rest ……

Youhave caused distress to many people, Jewish and non Jewish. Your intolerance and racism is an embarrassment, not just to Jews but to all good people everywhere. You have caused outrage, in particular to members of the black and Caribbean community in Britain.

Jew Know – I wouldn’t ask you to prove your Jewishness, I would however welcome you proving your humanity but truth is on that one, I won’t be holding my breath.   .
  
Jackie Walker

Background to Zionist Racism
From its very beginning Zionism was, in the words of Max Nordau, Theodor Herzl’s Deputy, a matter of race not religion.  Nordau, was a follower of Lombroso the social Darwinist criminologist.  Nordau claimed that ‘The Jews possess a greater enterprising spirit and abilities than the average European, to say nothing about all those Asians or Africans.’ [Max Nordau to this People, New York 1941, p.73] In an interview with La Libre Parole, Edouard Drumont’s anti-Semitic daily, in 1903 Nordau explained that that ‘(Zionism) is not a question of religion but exclusively of race and there is noone with whom I am in greater agreement on this position than M Drumont.’ (Desmond Steward, Herzl, p. 322)
According to Moses Hess, the first modern, political Zionist, in his novel Rome & Jerusalem:Race struggle is primary; class struggle is secondary.” [Moses Hess, Rome & Jerusalem,Philosophical Library, New York, 1958, p.10. Cologne May 1862].
Nor was this fascination with race confined to a few Zionist intellectuals.  A pillar of the Zionist leadership, Arthur Ruppin, known as the Father of Land Settlement in the Yishuv (Jewish community in Palestine) and a member of the Zionist Executive described how, in his diary of August 11, he had travelled to Jenna on August 16, 1933:
to meet Prof. Hans F.K. Günther, the founder of National-Socialist race theory. The conversation lasted two hours. Günther was most congenial… and agreed with me that the Jews are not inferior but different, and that the Jewish Question has to be solved justly. [Amos Morris-Reich, Arthur Ruppin’s Concept of Race, Journal of Israel studies, volume 11, number 3 p.1. citing CZA A107/954]
Eitan Bloom writes of how
The idea of segregation was central to Ruppin’s eugenic planning… in order to produce a culture of their own, the Jews had to live… separated from any other culture… the Jew needed to be segregated in a space that would enable him to be among his like; only such “kinship of race” would encourage him to be healthy and creative.’[Eitan Bloom, Arthur Ruppin and the Production of the Modern Hebrew Culture, Ph. D. thesis, Tel Aviv University, December 2008].
Hans Günther, a member of the Nazi party from 1929, was Himmler’s ideological mentor and ‘the highest scientific authority concerning racial theory.’ [Bloom, p.405-6.].
In May 1930 Gunther was appointed Professor to the Chair of Racial Anthropology at Jena University, after the intervention of Wilhelm Frick, the first National Socialist state minister and later Nazi Minister of the Interior. Gunther praised Zionism ‘for recognizing the genuine racial consciousness (Volkstum) of the Jews.’ [Bloom, op. cit. p.408].Ruppin saw in Günther’s writings ‘a treasure chest of material.’ [Bloom, p. 409, Arthur Ruppin, Briefe, Tagebucher, Erinnerungen, (ed.) Schlomo Krolik, Leo Baeck Instituts, Königstein: Leo Baeck Instituts & Jüdischer Verlag Athenau, 1985.p.422]
In Germany the Nazis divided society into Aryan and non-Aryan.  How did they define the Jew?  Simple they went back to 1870 to see if someone’s grandparents were practising Jews.  Were they baptized?  So the definition of race, which is supposed to be biological in fact rested on religious practice which is why in the case of the ‘mixed race’ Mischlinge, those who had one or two Jewish grandparents, if the parents or the persons themselves or their children were practising Jews then that determined their racial belonging.
 Eugenics, the ‘science’ of selective breeding which Hitler based his ‘euthenasia’ programme on and which was the precursor of the Holocaust, was integral to the foundation of the Israeli medical service under Dr Joseph Meir. [Ha'aretz, 11.6.04., Do Not Have Children if They Won't Be Healthy!'].   Indeed it was integral to social policy at the beginning of the Israeli state.  Hence why thousands of Yemenite and Arab Jewish children were kidnapped from their parents, reported to be dead and secretly given to European Ashkenazi parents to bring up.
In Israel Black Jews are at the bottom of the pile and many Zionists don’t accept that you can be Black and Jewish.  Much like Donald Trump refused to accept that Barak Obama was Black and American, hence the Birther movement demanded to see his birth certificate.  In Israel the Black Ethiopian Jews are the most discriminated against of all and large parts of the Orthodox Rabbinate refused to accept they were Jewish and insisted that the men undergo another circumcision.

The Black Hebrews were a sect that emigrated from the USA and although a community of them live in the Negev near Beer Sheeva now, many of them previously were deported from Israel because they were not considered Jews.  This is in essence what lies behind the attempts of pathetic little racists like jonny dravitz to ‘prove’ that Jackie Walker isn’t Jewish. 

That is where Jackie Walker comes in.  She was the Black Jewish anti-Zionist who the Jewish Labour Movement and other Zionists tried to use as the traditional symbol of the Black devil in the Labour Party, the archetypal anti-Semite.

Te Israeli Law of Return, which allows me to ‘return’ to Israel even though I’ve never lived there but prevents a Palestinian returning even if they were born there (they are classified as ‘infiltrators’) is based on virtually the same racial criteria as the definition of a Jew under the Nuremburg Laws, viz. whether someone’s parents or grandparents are Jewish.  Indeed under the 1970 Amendment it goes wider and classifies as Jewish for the purpose of Return a spouse of a Jew.  Since Jackie’s father is Jewish then she is Jewish for the purpose of the Law of Return but in Israel itself the Orthodox Rabbinate control all personal affairs and the definition is much stricter. You are only Jewish if your mother is Jewish and Reform Judaism isn’t recognized.
There is though something pathetic in the attempt of the Jewish Labour Movement under Jeremy Newmark and petty little Judeo-Nazis like Jonny Kravitz trying to ‘prove’ that Jackie isn’t Jewish.  Except that they don’t even have the courage or honesty to say that she is a cushi or shvartze
Tony Greenstein



          Comment on Black Hair, Sharp Scissors And The Totality Of White Power In South Africa by Javari Nama   
Jews control South Africa, not Gentile whites/Europeans. Jewish supremacy has the world enslaved. White supremacy is just a way of hiding the Jew. Yes whites are complicit via Judeo-Christianity but it's all a global ponzi scheme with the central banks, interest and debt. White play along because Jews keep printing fiat currency out of thin air and filling their pockets with it. They do the same thing with people of color as well. We call them sellouts and house negroes.
          The 95 Theses, Re-Worked   
Well, after all, it IS the 500th of my Lut'ran friends. 

So a staunch Catholic wit decided to mash Pius X's Syllabus of Errors into only 95 sentences.  See??  He's clearly ecumenical, no??

So.  Anathema sit those who hold these heresies (inter alia, see the link):

17. Even if there is a divine revelation, it is imperfect and subject to a continual process of human understanding that corresponds to the advancement of human reason

20. Science can make progress only if the practitioner adopts an agnostic or atheist outlook concerning the nature of the material universe.

21. Christianity can be reconciled with science and material progress only to the extent it de-emphasizes dogma and adopts a spirit of reconciliation and tolerance of opposing views.

31. Human nature consists in however one defines it.

32. Human “values” can be changed according to the desires of human beings.

33. Even if human beings have an intrinsic nature, it is not in any case endowed by God.

48. There is no such thing as natural law; it is not a feature of the world and has nothing to do with the constitution of the human person.

49. There is no such thing as absolute moral norms that prohibit intrinsically evil acts and that are binding without exception.

50. There is no objective moral truth; moral truths are whatever society says they are.

51. Moral truths are nothing other than the values inculcated in us by society so that humans can cooperate with each other.

56. Every culture has value and should be judged by its own standards, and to pass moral judgment on another culture is nothing other than imposition.

57. Adult humans everywhere are free to do whatever they want as long as their actions do not infringe upon what others want to do.

58. The purpose of society is to encourage and to protect the “right” of its members to be whatever they choose to be, however they define that.

59. It is the function of society alone, through the agency of the state, to define what infringes on the freedom of others.

75. The state is fully competent to determine the curriculum for the education of the youth.

76. Education deals with ideas, and since ideas contradict each other, the purpose of education is to understand the intrinsic nature of ideas, which means that a “liberal” education is one that frees us from any objective claim to truth.

77. “Relevance” is the primary criterion for an educational curriculum.

81. The purpose of government is to protect individual rights, which in turn are what the state says and enforces.

82. A citizen has the right to do whatever he or she wills provided that no one is directly hurt by the action.

83. Every human being has a “right” not merely to pursue happiness, but to be happy, and that it is the function of the state to guarantee and bring this right to its completion.

84. Either the state or society may determine the nature of what constitutes a “family”.

95. The moral and ethical teachings of the Judeo-Christian tradition are one thing and public policy is another, and in instances of conflict between the two, religious groups ought to accommodate the will of the majority as expressed in public policy.

There ya go!

          What Israel and Her Fifth Columnists are Really About   

A piercing peek behind the massive wall of hasbara--Jew propaganda--that permeates every level of American society.
Israel’s global news penetration (via hasbara) and other disinformation strategies are routine. Diabolical, but routine.

The Zionist state’s various tricks and manipulations are legendary and ruthless. They function as a backdoor attack on intellectual liberty as well as open political discourse. They are anti-democratic.

Thus, even ‘freedom of expression’ in America is under constant Israeli pressure and surveillance. No stone goes unturned.

This is why Holocaust ‘education’ is ubiquitous and, when possible, mandatory. If the stories fail, inject guilt. It’s an unscrupulous strategy that is working.

Meanwhile, Zionist myths rain down endlessly via American TV and throughout American mass media. Deep Zionist victimology has penetrated even US public schools. Hasbara is strategic. It is unrelenting. Ironically, it represents the tribal interest of a foreign power. Do Americans live under soft occupation? It increasingly looks that way.

This explains why Jewish suffering, Jewish innocence, and Jewish victimology are now compulsory subjects in American life–from schools to children’s TV, to higher education and adult cinema. ‘Dominate the message’.

On the other hand, Israel’s commitment to segregation between Jews and gentiles is quietly steadfast. ”Unshakable’. This head-scratching phenomena has been obscured by the Fake News meme involving America’s ‘Judeo-Christian’ heritage. Yet it is an absolute ruse. No such heritage exists. These are Zionist-lead political movements and Zionist headlines. They tread on the thin, manufactured ice. They do not exist organically.


Christ’s teachings were in fact a break from Judaism. Christ said as much. Christianity is an Open Admissions theology that stresses universal ethics that are non-racial. On the other hand, Israel is tribal, racial and exclusionary. This wouldn’t be so repulsive if not for Israel’s vociferous (and insincere) support for ‘equality’ and its pious contempt for ‘white nationalism’.

Jewish racism is commanded by God. And Israel’s ethical basis is polluted by nepotism, ‘chosenness’ and racial favoritism under God. It is a collection of myths and yarns that drip with tribal supremacism.

It’s worth remembering also that Jews in Israel have a distinct word for their version of ‘Apartheid’. It is ‘Hafrada’, which means ‘separation’ in Hebrew. Ever heard of it? Of course not! Hasbara operatives and their cousins in US news media make sure of that.

Sadly, we Americans live under soft occupation.

Significantly, few non-Jews have ever heard of ‘hafrada’. But everyone has heard of ‘Apartheid’.
Gee. How come?

We can thank the legions of young Israeli activists (and their elders) for this deliberate omission and assorted side shows. Control speech. Control thought.

Make no mistake about it: Israel is a racial supremacist state. Segregation is a core Zionist value. Jewish exceptionalism is their paramount goal. America is a useful, but temporary, ally. This is the nature of the ‘special relationship.’
Found at this story, "How Israel Manages Its Message" in the COMMENTS section by a Mark Green.

"You American GOYIM are getting too damn uppity, maybe you need another of these to get your mind right?"
"We Americans are therefore paying to be propagandized by people working for a foreign government who often pretend to be our fellow citizens but are not. What is occurring is essentially an intelligence operation directed against the United States, something that the CIA would have run back in the 1970s and 1980s. That Israel can continue to reap huge amounts of aid and political cover from Washington while it is actively working to make sure that Americans are poorly informed about the Middle East reveals more than anything the corruption of our political class and media, both of which appear to be ready to sell out for thirty shekels to anyone with the cash in hand. Time to drain the swamp, indeed."

Philip Giraldi, June 27, 2017

          On Judaised Americans   
My last posts on the Greco-Roman wars against the Jews (here and here) made me wonder… Just compare how pre-Christian Europeans handled the Jewish problem with how, in modern America, the red carpet was rolled out for the Jews since the 19th century in line with the dominant Judeo-Christian, liberal ideology. As Tom Sunic explained […]
          Re: Debunking Christianity: Christians Don't Believe Their Own Bible, The Key Question Revealed.   

Don the Hapless Camper

"Did you read my response to the question "what is God?" The essence of God is being, Spirit (as opposed to physical and material), eternal, transcendent, etc. Note the "Spirit" part. Because God is not physical he is not visible. "

Irrelevant.
Neither you nor anyone else gets to define their particular "god" into existence.
It doesn't work that way.
And if your "god" is invisible and you are created in the image of that "god"....why aren't you invisible?

"He has appeared to some such as Moses and Gideon, but that was a theophany."

LOL
Allegedly and allegedly.
And there is only third hand hearsay for either allegation.

"The same is true of hearing God. Though some have heard a sound, the primary way God speaks is not by way of a sound hearable by physical ears."

Rather convenient, no?
You do understand that our minds are full of recordings of conversations and sermons, do you not?
That means you can't be sure that inner voice is "god".

Sorry.

< "How can you be certain you weren't hallucinating?" >

"One way is that God speaks to us a message that is coherent with what he says to others."

Now that is funny, Don.
The way you tell that the voice you hear is the voice of "god" is if what is said agrees with your unique raft of tribal cultural baggage?
Seriously, dude?
Surely you understand that even among the Abrahamic religions that baggage is going to be vastly different.

"That means one person who has heard God (or read what he has spoken in the past) will not find that God speaks in contradiction to what God has spoken to others."

I know what you mean. It just seems like ridiculous nonsense to me.
How can you be sure previous pronouncements were from your "god"? How could you possibly guard against confirmation bias and group realities reinforcement?

"Paul even says that "two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said." (1 Corinthians 14:29) That means what someone reports as a message given by God should be judged by others who have heard God speak. If there is a contradiction, the message should not be considered as from God."

IOW, those who agree with Paul and his group reality are to be regarded as factual manifestations?
And you don't have any trouble with your logic here, Don?

"The same is true of larger message of God spoken through prophets or apostles. If I hear something contrary to that message, then it is not from God."

Do you know what the penalty was for false prophecy, Don?
What you have is just the winners in the prophecy lottery collected and edited.

"For example, when Paul hears in a dream a man of Macedonia saying come to Macedonia and help us, Paul can credit that message as from God because it does not conflict with the message to go into all the world and preach the gospel."

LOL
Paging Christopher Walken's SNL "Trivial Psychic".

"In practice, however, a person learns to recognize the voice of God just as we learn to recognize the voice of someone close to us whom we hear speak regularly."

I'm calling BS on that one, dude.
Again, how can you tell this inner voice from confirmation bias and wish fulfillment?
I don't think you can.

When I was very young I thought I was hearing the voice of "god". Then I realized it was my father's voice repeating religious dogma.
I think you experience something similar.

"That is the reason Abraham accepted God's command to go and sacrifice Isaac. Abraham had many years of hearing God's voice. This particular message seemed contrary to what he knew of God, but the voice was the same. As it turned out, God had a purpose in commanding Abraham to sacrifice his son; it was both to make the point that human sacrifice was NOT God's will and that God would provide an acceptable sacrifice in a ram."

You believe that particular crock is not metaphorical, Don?
What kind of a monster would demand such a pantomime.

"Ask almost any person who has heard God speak, and you'll find that they know when God speaks and when they are substituting their own ideas for God's."

Hahahahahahahahaha....
I have no doubt they think that. All of them-of every religious persuasion-even those that disagree with pretty much everything you believe, Don.
Why are those that hear your "god" special in that regard?

< "This "god" says different things to different people, not only among disparate religions but even to members of your own tribe." >

"I am not sure how you would know."

Seriously?
Simply by comparing what they report and noting the contradictions.
How many times in the last 1,300 years have the apocalypse been predicted by people who claim your "god" spoke to them?
Give me a number.
Remember in your reading the conflict between Paul and the Jerusalem church regarding what "god" said about following the jewish laws (including circumcision)? Your little test would not have helped at all in that case nor in many others.

"There is no doubt that many claim to hear God. But that does not make it so. "

Now we're getting somewhere......
How do you personally know which group you are in?
If they can be deceived in this manner, why can't you?

"Test it by the proven message that God has spoken. "

You don't have any "proven" messages. You only have allegations and Texas Marksman "prophecies"{.

Sorry.

Again, that "test" is an open invitation to indulge in confirmation bias and wish fulfillment delusions and little more.
Agreement with your particular tribe's cultural baggage is not an adequate test of veracity.

"Use that as your true north, and I don't think you'll find that the divergent messages pass the test."

That is babble, Don.
Most of the people on the planet don't accept your judeo/islamic/ christian writings as being from any "god" or even supernatural in origin.

You should ask better of yourself and for yourself if you're going to base your entire life on something so flimsy.


          The Mischief Of Pastors - Femi Aribisala   


By Femi Aribisala

Sacrifice is an ancient human expression of worshiping deities. It existed among Jews long before the giving of the Law. It was not instituted by God but by pagan man. However, according to Jesus, what is of man cannot be of God. (Matthew 21:25). Sacrifice has passed away. But what God prescribes does not pass away. (Matthew 24; 35).


As a matter of fact, God denies initiating the elaborate sacrificial system established by Moses: “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices and eat meat. For I did not speak to your fathers, or command them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices.’” (Jeremiah 7:21-22).

Law of Sacrifices

But why would Moses institute what God did not sanction? He did so for the same reason he established the protocols of divorce, which Jesus says is not of God: “Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.” (Matthew 19:8).

Moses did not believe the Israelites could obey a divine ordinance that proscribed divorce. Therefore, he decided to limit the tendency to divorce by instituting a series of procedures that must be undertaken before divorces could be granted.

Similarly, Moses was convinced the Israelites would not accept the worship of God without sacrifices. They were familiar with the worship of pagan deities who were always approached through sacrifices. Therefore, Moses concluded the best he could do was to carefully circumscribe and limit the sacrificial practice.

According to the Law of Moses, sacrifices were no longer permissible under every green tree but only in the temple and at prescribed times. They could only be performed by Levites and for specific purposes. Only animals and not human beings could be sacrificed. By these limitations, it was expected that the Israelites would be easily differentiated from their idolatrous neighbours, and might eventually be weaned away from sacrificial rites altogether.

Den of Robbers

However, Moses’ regulation of sacrifices was soon subject to abuse. The priesthood passed a law stating that only Jewish money was acceptable for the procurement of animals used for temple sacrifices. Thereby, they set up their own exclusive foreign-exchange bureaus at the entrance of the temple where foreign money had to be exchanged for the so-called “sanctified” currency of Jerusalem for a lucrative fee.

They also controlled the market for the sacrificial animals used in the temple, including the oxen, sheep and doves, and sold them at exorbitant prices to pilgrims. In effect, the sacrificial system soon became very good commercial business for the priests, who literally made a killing out of it. This is why Jesus railed at them: “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations?’ But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’” (Mark 11:17).

Nevertheless, Moses’ regulation, and not the crucifixion of Jesus, as most Christians mistakenly believe, eventually led to the destruction of the sacrificial system. Moses stipulated that sacrifices could only be offered in the temple. (Deuteronomy 12:13-14). But in AD 70, the Romans attacked Jerusalem and completely destroyed the temple. With the temple gone, sacrifices could no longer be offered.

Divine providence also ensured that the temple could not be rebuilt and sacrifices resumed because two Islamic structures, the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock are now standing where the Jerusalem Temple used to be. Any attempt to damage these Islamic sites, or to rebuild Jewish structures on the Temple Mount, would presage a world war pitching Muslims against Judeo-Christians.

419 Pastors

You might have thought that with the destruction of the temple, the sacrificial system would be dead and buried. Indeed, animal sacrifices ceased among Jews. But the sacrificial system is so profitable that Christian pastors today have simply resurrected it under a different guise.

They now insist that in place of the animals and crops sacrificed in the past, Christians now need to sacrifice their money. This ignores Jesus’ commandment: “Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Matthew 9:13). Thus, an ungodly sacrificial system destroyed by divine providence has been resurrected by covetous pastors, intent on extorting money from naïve and gullible Christians.

Jesus told a “rich young ruler” to go and sell all he has, give the proceeds to the poor and then come and follow him. Pastors now have a modern “new and improved” Christian version. They tell men to go and sell all they have, bring the proceeds to their churches and then come and follow them.

Jesus says: “If you love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15). But pastors have replaced this with: “If you love God, give him some money.” “If you love God, give him a tithe of your income.” But God is spirit, so how can we possibly give him carnal things? What is he to do with them?

God himself pours scorn on the entire crooked sacrificial system: “I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens, for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine. If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it. Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of goats?” (Psalm 50:9-13).

David’s inspired understanding should be instructive. He says to God: “You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” (Psalm 51:16-17).

Lovers of Money

So why do pastors still insist we give money to God? They do so because they are thieves and robbers. Jesus says money has nothing to do with God but with Caesar or, in today’s economy, with the government: “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” (Matthew 22:21). Under the law, God did not even accept money as tithe.

Nevertheless, pastors have found an ungodly way out of this cul-de-sac. Since money cannot be given to God, they insist it should be given to pastors who are said to be God’s chief representatives here on earth.

This is deceitful. Contrary to what Christians have been led to believe, the pastor, the bishop, or the priest is not God’s representatives here on earth. God does not take anything done to them as something done to him. He only takes those things we do for the poor, the widows and the orphans personally. (Proverbs 19:17).

Jesus says: “Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:40). Today’s pastor is not the “least” of the kingdom brothers of Jesus, but the most exalted. Therefore, when you give to your pastor you are not honouring God; you are honouring man.