PROPERTY RIGHTS

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THE LAND OF THE FREE

I restate an observation—

(oops, before I do, here’s your wee quote for today)

The Dakota Access Pipeline was an underground crude oil pipeline system that affected 4 states: Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota, and South Dakota.  It was planned to be fully operational by the end of 2016. This extravagant project boasts environmental friendliness and a huge boost to the US economically. All this can be found on the Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company’s webpage.  There’s just one small problem. People live on top of the property that will be seized as part of this monstrous project. You can either give up your land willingly and be compensated, or be taken to court. Native Sioux tribes are experiencing colonization all over again; People are exploiting their homes for personal profit, they are being violently forced out of what has been home to them for hundreds of years, their basic human rights to shelter and water are essentially denied. This time, however, people with huge influence on society and intelligent outspoken voices are coming forward. Shailene Woodley stood up for the minority and was arrested during a protest. I am moved that at just 24 years old she is using her presence as a celebrity to not only fight for environmental and social justice, but to stand for morality. To see who else is with her, read here: Shailene Woodley Speaks Out

excerpted from: CLICK HERE 

—and the observation, which applies here in Godzone as much as in the Land Of The Free, is in fact a Universal that needs neither explanation nor proof:

YOU ONLY EVER OWN

THAT WHICH YOU CAN HOLD

BY FORCE

AGAINST ALL COMERS

A simple statement, self evident, and completely unassailable.

Does it rankle? I certainly hope so … not that there’s much that you, little voting person, could ever do about it. (It would be like objecting to The Law of Gravity …)

AND

the beat goes on, the beat goes onnnnnn ….

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SO WHY ALL THE

KERFUFFLE?

The so-called issue—

A gourmet coffee shop in the UK has caused uproar with parents by banning all children under the age 12.

Furious families have blasted “pompous” bosses at Fifteen on the Corner in Lichfield, Staffordshire, after they were turned away from the premises with their youngsters in toe.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11927293

 

—is it over private property rights and business sense; or the fact that New Zealand’s biggest newspaper has no proofreaders no more? (Then again, niether does noone.)

AS FOR THE ISSUE

I like the idea!

In fact, I love it! Modern kids are too often the product of modern parenting (hence all the Snowflakes) and I see no reason why, if the above mentioned is intent on creating a vacuum, some ‘kid friendly’ entrepreneur can’t carpe the diem and make a fortune filling a perceived need at a profit. Win/win, no?

This, dammit, is the meaning of Free Enterprise. Get over it …

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And if they had cafes here that don’t allow children (but still served an even halfway decent latté) they’d get my custom. And I imbibe a lot of coffee …

McDonalds deserve themselves, a kid-fiendly place. Take your cherubs there and it’s win/win/win for everyone, no?

FOOTNOTE

The City Fathers of Invercargill (many of ’em Mothers, but that’s aside) have decided in their wisdom to ‘open up’ the Invercargill library into a children’s playground … I kid you not. (I like the coffee shop idea though).

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AND OFF TOPIC

but while I think of it—

Stat 14, CT

For JZ and Ark: I knew I’d find it~!

 

I DIP

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INTO

many puddles

of thought; pools, lakes, oceans—and then we meet Calvin.

(No, not that one, silly person, not the “& Hobbes” one … I refer to the one fancied by the guy who was so persistent with Ark recently—the Calvinist).

UTTERLY IGNORANT OF CALVINISM

I wikied the word and promptly wished I hadn’t. Too much, so I blitzed just bits. Bits like this—

“A second covenant, called the covenant of grace, is said to have been made immediately following Adam and Eve’s sin. In it, God graciously offers salvation from death on condition of faith in God. This covenant is administered in different ways throughout the Old and New Testaments …

If so they’re welcome to my share—yeuch—God graciously blackmails some poor bugger?

Adam and consort ‘sinned’—

—by gobbling an apple? Or was it their unsanctified coupling? Oh dear.

And where did two naive innocents learn to couple anyway—or were they created by God with God-given instincts?

Oh! Of course!  The Devil* made them do it!

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Anyone fancy a quick gobble?

YET THE OMNISCIENT

didn’t notice Old Nick filling innocent ears?

Not good. Despite being the Prime Mover of Creation God goes ahead and creates Old Nick regardless of what He knows** will happen?***

Here, kitty kitty kitty ...

* Not my fault—a bad press, that’s all!

“Something,” Hamlet’s pal might have muttered, “is a bit odoriferous …”

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So! What time of the day was Adam created?****

 

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**      Couldn’t not know, could He?

***    It couldn’t not happen, could it?

****  A little before eve …

YE GODS~!

Big JLET’S GIVE CREDIT

where it’s due—

Predestination[edit]

Main article: Predestination in Calvinism

Reformed theologians teach that sin so affects human nature that they are unable even to exercise faith in Christ by their own will. While people are said to retain will, in that they willfully sin, they are unable not to sin because of the corruption of their nature due to original sin. Reformed Christians believe that God predestined some people to be saved. This choice by God to save some is held to be unconditional and not based on any characteristic or action on the part of the person chosen …

Karl Barth reinterpreted the Reformed doctrine of predestination to apply only to Christ. Individual people are only said to be elected through their being in Christ.[66] Reformed theologians … have argued that the traditional Reformed concept of predestination is speculative … claim that a properly trinitarian doctrine emphasizes God’s freedom to love all people, rather than choosing some for salvation and others for damnation …

—to anyone capable of the mental back-flips required to access the wisdoms encapsulated in the above load of burble. I took it from Wikipedia. The sad thing is that there are bits of it I have no option but to agree with (I think?) … brrrrr.

IF YOU’VE READ ME

you know already that the three defining qualities of God blow ‘Free Will’ out of the water.

Confused? Okay, God’s omniscience alone clobbers any form of ‘Free Will’ anywhere, any time. And—

—God’s use of predestination equates with setting up skittles in a bowling alley*.

OR

if you don’t want to think about it just immerse yourself in delusion and have done with it. God’s in His Heaven and all is

“Mr Argus! Sir—”

“Yes, Little Ollivia?”

“God’s allowed to be female these days, Sir. Germaine Greer said so—”

“Ye gods! She still going? Miracles will nev—”

“So God is both. Women can kick butt too, you know!”

well with the world. Brrrr.

Here: you’ve loved the Jesus up top of this page, now have another, equally valid, free of charge. Give ’em a quick worship and you too will be predestined for Heaven (or Hell, depending on which of His minds She made up before The Creation).

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* God is a supreme sadist.

IT NEVER COMES,

pcNEVER CALLS,

NEVER WRITES …

… but there’s no end of people cashing in on it.

Folks, I give you (SFX: drum roll here please, make it GOOD~!)—  

Tomorrow!

Boom boom!

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Bugger.

I’m not ready yet … so I’ll just have to add it to my list of World Endings. There’s oodles … and sooner or later they must be right (like expecting your Lotto numbers to come up—they will, eventually. Give ’em long enough)(the gamble is whether it will be in your lifetime).

“Mr Argus, Sir?”

“Yes, Little Virginia?”

“Sir … you know how last Sunday everyone was upset about the Vicar’s sermon? How he kept raving on about the world ending very soon?”

“Yes, Child?”

“I don’t think there’s any need to worry, Sir … I passed by his house on the way here, he was outside planting apple trees.”

 

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23rd?

Dammit, that’s tomorrow, for us Kiwis!

So we’re going to end tomorrow. Okay, I can live with that.

I imagine you rest-of-the-world folks will be a bit behind (after all, we were the first into the 21st Century~!) and the poor ol’ Poms (that’s them Brits) will be the ones to close the door on all our behalfs (behalves?).

THE TRULY SAD 

thing is that if they’re right the poor apocalyptic evangelicals will never get a chance to brag about it. (Not unless ol’ God sets aside a wee ‘Speakers Corner’ part of Heaven for them.)

 

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A FELLOW

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totally innocent (and unaware of my dark side) posted this—

“Downstairs, in the basement, there is a… prison! I was more than surprised to find it out… Like the library stuff explained to me, the students who thought differently, ‘against the rulers’ were placed there to elaborate on their ideas and change their opinion to the mainstream. In some cases, the students were kept in those tiny rooms so long that they went crazy and were not able to function normally…”

to read from source:  CLICK HERE

—and if you want to see where from and what it’s all about you’ll have to go there (boom boom!).  But if you’ve been following my thoughts, clever person,  you’ll know why I cut-and-pasted her snippet herein.

AND SO

the beat goes on, the beat goes onnnnnnnnn

 

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EEEEK~!

pcTHANKS, JZ

I REALLY NEEDED

this:        finger-pointing-down

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from:  CLICK HERE

I REMEMBER HEARING

that old ditty with words to the effect “… fire, not a flood, next time” and here I am, in the firing line with no fire extinguisher* .

Here, kitty kitty kitty ...

C’mon in! We’re just getting warmed up!

SO WE HAVE JUST

five days left. Or is that six? Greenwich Mean Time or US Standard Time? Bugger … New Zealand time? (We kiwis lead the world in times, so I guess we go under the mallet first—the Aussies a close second—and after them: the rest of you heathens.)

So I visited the link—all very normal, but I didn’t suffer through the videos though. I find it hard to believe that even God could sneak a planet of Niburu size in close enough to pounce on us with no more warning than a web site.


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But then again, anyone who could erase innocent dinosaurs without warning, and then later on pop off all those mammoths and stuff, creating and ending ice ages … brrrrr.

“Mr Argus, Sir?”

“Eek!  Oh, it’s just you, Little Ollivia—”

“Sir, are you going to abandon Nick and embrace the Christian God?”

“Not at this stage, Child … I’ll take my chances along with them dinos.”

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*  Okay, I do have a fire extinguisher (but from that prophecy and ol’ Nick above it ain’t gonna be nowhere near up to the job). Brrrrr~!