Sunday, April 23, 2017

Schemes and Plans

Tomorrow, I'd like to record another episode of Ask Baldilocks, so I am soliciting questions. Also, in tomorrow's episode, I will include a couple of questions which I missed last week.

Sample of the camera/camera-operator quality
About the equipment I'm using: it's a built-in webcam in my four-year-old Asus laptop. We work with what we have and I'm grateful for that.

However, I'd appreciate any suggestions to improve the quality of the recording. And if you say "buy
a new camera," I hope that you would be kind enough to donate to that effort. 😊

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Don't Be a Tool of Your True Enemy

Finger-pointing is easy
A few days back, I repeated my theory that everything which the Organized Left advocates leads to death and/or never-having-been-conceived and implied that such advocacy is one of the tools of the Enemy—Satan, that is. Got called a “whacko” for saying this. I’d call that a good sign.

(For those of you who think that my naming of the Enemy is condescending, you aren’t privy to the instances during which I’m discussion things Christian, get asked “who’s our enemy?” and must restrain myself from answering sarcastically.)

At any rate, I think that Leftist advocacies are meant for those who don’t believe in the God of the Bible. These types of causes drive wedges between men and women, often for life.

However, the Enemy also has tools for those of us who do believe in the God of the Bible—different tools, but meant to cause the same thing: alienation between the sexes.

The Devil uses what’s in his character to use: accusation and pride.

I’ve argued about whether women should be pastors and a few of those with whom I’ve argued have been worthy and logical—and I can understand why some of them think that everything said by Paul of Tarsus was a commandment.*

But most have been emotional. For the record, I come down on the side of God sovereignty; additionally, there are Joel 2:28-29 and Acts 2:17. I have been called a Leftist, a feminizer of the Gospel, and other unsavory, insulting things for my trouble.

But worse than the emotional and even the accusatory are these: people who see Eve’s sin as, somehow, worse than Adam’s and, therefore, use this as the reason that women may not be pastors. This kind of thinking is, and has been, an opened door to the idea that women are more sinful than men. It’s an old ruse and an old Big Lie told about God.

And the funniest thing about this way of thinking is that it's identical the Adam's identical pass-the-buck behavior, where Adam blamed God for Adam's part in the sin!
The man said, "The woman you put here with me--she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it."
Eve had choices and so did Adam. But, Adam--and some Christians--act like Eve shoved the fruit down Adam's throat.

It's identical to the Islamic attitude toward women: that we cause men to sin. But, worse, it implicitly denies that Jesus the Christ’s actions were sufficient to wipe away all sins and all curses from everyone…

Which is also what the Devil wants: denial of Jesus' works. It's a short road from casting blame to denial of the essence of God. Turn around and go back!

Who's guilty? We all are; guilty and equally worthy of death. That why Jesus exists

*When I point out that some of Paul’s practical prescriptions for church-seeding in the early first-century Middle East were necessary for the cultures of that time and that place but that they were not commandments meant for all time, I often get accused of calling Paul a liar.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

About the Cleveland Shooter


He's just the tip of the iceberg when it come to how brutally black Americans treat each other. The only reason that there's an uproar is because people saw an old man shot in the face right in their living rooms and in their hot little hands. (The United Airlines story has the same driver.)

The high rate of abortion and the high rate of black-on-black murder are more than just related; they are evidence of the same phenomenon. They are manifestations of the same disease: self-abnegation.

Has there ever been a group of Americans that hates itself this much? That murders its children, its peers, its parents and its grandparents?

Those who hate blacks should just sit back and wait.

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Ask Baldilocks, Episode Two


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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Could Be Just a Coincidence

Left: Syria's nuclear reactor. Right: After Israel remodeled it in 2007.
Recently, the USA launched Tomahawk missiles into Syria for cause and, as a follow-on, is in one of the perennial pissing matches with North Korea which always seems to end with NK firing off a dud missile. It's a pattern, almost like a three-act play.

These events got me to thinking about another time when Syria was on the receiving end of American-made missiles.
Operation Orchard was an Israeli airstrike on a suspected nuclear reactor in the Deir ez-Zor region of Syria, which occurred just after midnight (local time) on September 6, 2007. The Israeli and U.S. governments imposed virtually total news blackouts immediately after the raid that held for seven months. The White House and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) subsequently confirmed that American intelligence had also indicated the site was a nuclear facility with a military purpose, though Syria denies this. A 2009 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) investigation reported evidence of uranium and graphite and concluded that the site bore features resembling an undeclared nuclear reactor. IAEA was initially unable to confirm or deny the nature of the site because, according to IAEA, Syria failed to provide necessary cooperation with the IAEA investigation.Syria has disputed these claims. Nearly four years later, in April 2011, the IAEA officially confirmed that the site was a nuclear reactor.
Of course, it wasn't the first time that Israel has taken the initiative against her enemies, but that isn't what I intend to draw attention to here.

Look who was helping Syria with her reactor.
North Korea has a penchant to proliferate to earn a living, and warning about this proliferation lies buried in Syria’s desert. There, at a remote location near the Euphrates, North Korean technicians were helping Syria build a covert nuclear reactor until Israel warplanes bombed it in September 2007.

This reactor, destroyed before it started operations, had no obvious civil applications. It was built in great secrecy and without the required notification to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Once destroyed by Israeli bombs, Syria quickly hid the remains from international scrutiny. Much of a neighboring hill was bulldozed over the reactor remains, and a new building erected on top.
Now, neither Kim Jong-un nor his father-predecessor Kim Jong-il have ever bothered with having a reasonable pretext to threaten its neighbors or the USA--at least not in public. But, I'm wondering if the American attack on Syria is Li'ler Kim's secret reason, coerced or not, for his present behavior.

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Risen, He Is


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Friday, April 7, 2017

Notice (UPDATED)

Thanks to all who have donated to this site. Could use exactly $120 more for my home Internet.

I still haven’t reached the target amount needed for a one month interval of time ($5000) to finish my second novel, Arlen’s Harem. No word yet on the permanent job mentioned in the last two out of three posts.

I have two subscribers. Can I get more? Of course if we go to war, many topics will become moot points, if not mute ones.

UPDATES:

12:00 PM PT: $10.00

LATER: Goal Met!

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

My March 2017 Post Digest From Da Tech Guy Blog


Peeling the Weaponized DOJ Onion
Soldiering On
Old, Old Story About Stories
The Talented Mister Obama
Keeping It Real
What's That Smell?
The Girl Can't Help It
BOHICA For Him, But Not For Them

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Still Waiting


Since many are asking, I got semi-dolled up and went to the interview on the Monday before last. It seemed to go well, though I haven't heard from the company yet. I won't say what company it is, but let's just say that it's a business for which I would not be ashamed to work.

And even if I don't get the position, interviewing seemed to put initiative under my backside, so I've been filling out some more applications.

I know that some might be asking, "why doesn't she have a writing job somewhere?" No degree and there's an even better reason: I wanted to create my own job, as my banner line indicates. Well, I guess I'm not so good at that, but there's more to it than that.

Back when blogging was new, I didn't even think of it is "my job." It was this fun thing, and I still think of it as a blessing--without it, many people who I absolutely adore would have no presence in my life. Additionally, I was more sure of where conservatives stood politically back then. Oh, I'm still a conservative, but, back then, I thought more conservatives stood on principle.

Now, I find people who call themselves conservatives not only ridiculing the importance of principle, but ridiculing those who even speak the word. I refer to this manner of thinking as aggressive stupidity--when idiots turn their handicap into a blunt instrument and beat you over the head with it.

This is not a new concept, of course; these days, aggressive stupidity just has a better vector. (My first true inkling about the dearth of principle on the right was in regard to this topic.)

The point is this: before, I'd write long essays and get meaningful feedback from conservatives. Now, I get trolled by "conservatives" who see a graphic I share (with my purpose being to ridicule Democrats) who then assume that they know my political leanings--fourteen years of blogging notwithstanding--and who, then, give me an avalanche of their dumbassery.  That kind of crap makes me want to say, "to Hell with you people," go out and try to make a lot of money so I can build that bunker I've been dreaming about since 2008.

Or course, I know that this is partially my fault: that I haven't blogging consistently enough in the last few years. It's the vicious circle.

But I still haven't given up on the idea that I can create my own employment.

If I get the position I interviewed for, you all may not see me that often, but in the meantime, I have work to do right here.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

This Woman's Day--Answered Prayer

Today is International Women's Day aka a Day Without a Woman, where feminists have decided to skip work. I think that it should be called "a Day Without Gratitude to God"--especially by American feminists.

Ring the irony bells...

This coming Monday, I have a job interview. It’s for a real, well-salaried position and, blessedly, it involves writing. However, as is so with most things in life, I’m in a quandary. Should I get the position. I will have to work a lot and I will have almost no time to finish my novel. I’m not that worried about that, but I am worried about this: for a number of years, I’ve taken regular time to work at my church and recently increased it. With this new job, I suspect that I would have to drop that time down to almost nothing. I would feel like I’m letting my pastor down and, also, myself. God’s work is huge part of what has kept me sane during the tribulations of the past few years.

The interesting part about that is, a couple of months ago, I asked God for a large and regular
work income.

I try to be straight with God; the best thing since He knows my thoughts from afar off. I told Him that I was grateful for the friends and readers He has sent to help me survive and for the small amounts of work that He has sent my way. Then, I said that I was tired of scratching and scraping and that I wanted to be able to pay my bills on time and do some of the other things I’d like which require money. (I always try to be real and not self-serving: “O, God, give me more money, so I can give you a bigger offering! Give me money, so that I can help other people in need, just like I have been helped!” Well, I certainly want to do both of those things, but both He and I know that this isn’t the primary reason. I suppose I can pray that He changes my heart to make those the primary reason.)

What to do? I know that the answer will come.

At any rate, I need to prepare my appearance for this interview. Since I lost most of my possessions last year, I have almost no professional clothes; one dress left and no slip. I need to get my afro trimmed a bit and I haven’t had my eyebrows shaped in months, so I’m asking for donations again—perhaps for the last time. I hope and pray that it is.

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