Happy passover

Luke 22:19-2019And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.  20Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.   - King James Version

The New Covenant Passover is a memorial of the death of Jesus Christ as the true Passover Lamb. We eat the broken bread and drink the wine in remembrance (re-enactment) of the sacrifice of His beaten body and shed blood.

Copyright infringement by National Review Online

The March 12th, 2007 edition of National Review Online contained a rotating feature banner containing a photograph taken and owned by a friend of mine, Ken Lunde.

The original photograph:
SIG P210-5 Long Slide by Ken Lunde
©Ken Lunde
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Ken Lunde’s web site clearly states the following:

Note that I am the copyright holder of all of these photos, as I am the one who took them. If you would like to use any of these photos for commercial purposes, please contact me to request permission to do so. If you simply want a cool wallpaper image for your computer desktop, or want to reference one of these pistols in a non-commercial thread, there’s no need to ask for my permission.

A screen shot of National Review Online 3/12/07:
Proof of National Review Online's copyright infringement
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While the image is reversed the serial numbers can be easily seen in the full sized versions of the photographs and handily prove the blatant infringement. Hopefully, this will get around and a message will be sent to National Review for their unabashed disregard for copyright law.

Common courtesy isn’t so common anymore.

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Remington to Sever Sponsorship Ties with Jim Zumbo

In a recent press release the Madison, North Carolina company, Remington Arms Company, Inc. has severed ties with Jim Zumbo, a life-long hunter and firearm enthusiast. This is due to the fact that Zumbo, in his outdoorlife blog, stated that AR-15s are “terrorist rifles” insulting numerous firearms groups and enthusiasts that enjoy and use AR-15s for both hunting and other sporting competitions.

Zumbo said, “Sorry, folks, in my humble opinion, these things have no place in hunting. We don’t need to be lumped into the group of people who terrorize the world with them, which is an obvious concern. I’ve always been comfortable with the statement that hunters don’t use assault rifles. We’ve always been proud of our “sporting firearms.”

This really has me concerned. As hunters, we don’t need the image of walking around the woods carrying one of these weapons. To most of the public, an assault rifle is a terrifying thing. Let’s divorce ourselves from them. I say game departments should ban them from the praries and woods.”

The backlash was so strong and so many replies were made to his blog that viewing it brought my browser to its knees and I had to apply a “Force Quit”. Outdoor life took down the blog and posted this statement:

Due to the controversy surrounding Jim Zumbo’s recent postings, Outdoor Life has decided to discontinue the “Hunting With Zumbo” blog for the time being. Outdoor Life has always been, and will always be, a steadfast supporter of our Second Amendment rights, which do not make distinctions based on the looks of the firearms we choose to own, shoot and take hunting. Please direct any comments you have to OLletters@time4.com.

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Be Berean

With the recent celebration of valentine’s day at the church I attend, I once again sit wondering why pagan rituals are not only accepted but openly celebrated in a church that is supposed to separate themselves from the practices and customs of the world.
2 Corinthians 6:16-1716And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,   - King James Version

Including christmas, easter, halloween and Sunday “sabbath”, I just can not find biblical evidence that a Christian should observe or celebrate any of these generally accepted “religious” holidays. The only exception to the list is probably Pentecost, a day that should be observed, biblically speaking, and that is shunned by all save the “pentecostal movement” (and even they get the wrong day by calculating it from easter instead of the weekly sabbath in the Passover week).

I understand that most pastors and priests are teaching what they honestly believe is the truth but whatever happened to looking into what you are being taught as the Bereans did?
Acts 17:10-1110And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.  11These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.   - King James Version
They searched the scriptures daily to see if what they were being taught was truth. They even had it harder than we have it today. They didn’t have a New Testament, they had to interpret the Old Testament to see if what they are being told about the Messiah agreed with the old prophecies.

I think it is time to start weighing your customs, thoughts, sermons, teachings and beliefs against the Bible that you claim to believe is the inspired Word of God
2 Timothy 3:16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: - King James Version
and get rid of the things that don’t agree. All I ask is you consider what I’m saying, it’s not that hard, you have it a lot easier than the Bereans did. Do some research and pray about it. Be Berean!

If I’m wrong, I expect to be told and corrected. I will accept any correction as long as it is biblical and not based on “we’ve always done things that way” or “I know that the holidays aren’t biblical but we use them for that purpose now”.

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HOUSE HEARING ON ‘WARMING OF THE PLANET’ CANCELED AFTER ICE STORM

According to The Drudge Report February 13. 2007:

The Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality hearing scheduled for Wednesday, February 14, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 Rayburn House Office Building has been postponed due to inclement weather. The hearing is entitled “Climate Change: Are Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Human Activities Contributing to a Warming of the Planet?”

The hearing will be rescheduled to a date and time to be announced later.

You just can’t make this stuff up. 😆

Macworld 2007

The apple store is closed and Steve Jobs is set to take the stage.

I’m hoping for an Apple based PDA/Cell phone. Please, Mr. Jobs. Thanks in advance. I’m so tired of jumping through hoops to get something that almost kinda sorta works but not the way I want it to work.

Ooh, it is starting…

…or maybe it isn’t. Someone’s 10 minutes late (so far).

UPDATE:
It looks to be above and beyond what I wanted. Way too expensive though. $499 for the 4GB version and $599 for the 8GB version.

iPhone

This about says it all:
Apple vs RIM and Palm stocks

Dumb commercials (updated with pictures)

Many of today’s commercials are pure genius. Some of them purposely tick you off by being so annoying that you talk about it and by extension the product they are selling (Head On apply directly to the forehead…) or they are funny so you use the catch phrase in daily conversation (So easy a caveman can do it). Roaming gnomes aside, you know what I’m talking about, right or should I say “Can you hear me now?” (sorry).

OK, so now I’m going to be the shill for Alka-seltzer Plus. GoodNESS! Did you see that commercial? They have a woman with bare feet, big duck-monkey feet, giant gorilla-platypus feet. I know why they are bare feet because they don’t make shoes that big. She plops the alka-tabs into a cup of water and then bends down to place the cup on the floor next to her massive ele-hooves that take up the entire screen except for the one square inch left for the cup. Then she jumps into the cup which magically grows to be able to encircle both enormous rhino-dalian clods and the smaller part of her body (the part that’s not her feet). The alka-seltzer plus makes her feel good and she jumps out of the cup and trods off leaving craters in the earth as she goes.

If someone here knows the lady, I apologize, I’m not making fun of her, it’s just that her feet are the star of the commercial. Good job to the writers of this commercial. I’ll never forget Alka-seltzer plus. Ever.

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Update: 16Feb07

By popular demand I’ve captured a few screenshots from the commercial. If you have an aversion to big honkin’ feet please look away.
Giant FEET!

More giant FEET!
Notice the pinky toe and its neighbor can’t reach the ground and the pinky toe is rolled 90º out of alignment with the other toes.

Site reviews

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– “Chicken” George

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– Abe Lincoln

The fake reviews above were brought on by the fake reviews on this site. I happen to know the reviewer at the bottom and I happen to know that he did not write that particular review. You can tell the incoherent writing style in the reviews are the same as the writing in the main text of the page. Now, I am not encouraging anyone to actually write a review on the site or anything like that. 😉

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Bible verse tags 2.0

See here for more information on the new version of the Bible verse tags.

I hope that this plugin can be used to spread the good news throughout the earth.

Let me know if you need any help installing it.

John 3:16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. - King James Version
1 John 11That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we beheld, and our hands handled, concerning the Word of life   2(and the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare unto you the life, the eternal [life], which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us);   3that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you also, that ye also may have fellowship with us: yea, and our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ:   4and these things we write, that our joy may be made full.   5And this is the message which we have heard from him and announce unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.   6If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:   7but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanseth us from all sin.   8If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.   9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.   10If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.      - American Standard Version
1 Mosebog 3:12Adam svarede: "Kvinden, som du satte ved min Side, gav mig af Træet, og så spiste jeg." - Dansk bibel
Kolosser 3:1-31Seid ihr nun mit Christo auferstanden, so suchet, was droben ist, da Christus ist, sitzend zu der Rechten Gottes.   2Trachtet nach dem, was droben ist, nicht nach dem, was auf Erden ist.   3Denn ihr seid gestorben, und euer Leben ist verborgen mit Christo in Gott.    - Luther bibel

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Open trackback problems (sorry)

Thanks to Cao over at Cao’s blog for pointing out that the link to my open trackback post was broken.

I was wondering why I haven’t got any for a long time.

I’m going to have to ping everyone to let them know it’s back up and active.

Please accept my heartfelt apology. 🙂

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