ON THE QUALITY AND ORIGINS

of dragons17

EVIL

 

First, this rather bold (and quite definitive) statement:

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I HAVEN’T YET ‘READ ON’

I’m still pondering.

My Christian friends tell me that in the beginning all was void, with darkness on the face of the Deep—which they assure me means that the entire universe was nothing. Nowt. Zilch. Diddley squat. Empty too, only much more so:

in the entire universe there was no entire universe ‘cos there was no nothing at all.

Then God miracled the myriad worlds into existence; but … if there were no nothing then there weren’t no God neither. No? Now I really am confused.

Here, time out—have a nice god—

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—just one of many hundreds of thousands (but this of course is irrelevant).

Let us not digress—God, then, is/was the Prime Mover.

So God created Himself (had to—before Him there was nothing, not even Him). Or did God always exist, even before any Creation? Did He create Himself from the nothing that was everywhere in the great nowhere?

Let’s move closer.

We are told that there are three Defining Qualities of God, He is—

(a)  Omnipotent

(b)  Omni knowledgeable

(c)  Omnipresent

—which for folk like moi means that God is all-powerful, and knows everything about everything; and

God is everywhere—in the sky looking down, under the bed looking up, in the matchbox we use for trapping spiders for release outside; He’s in the ice on Pluto and He’s sitting in the atoms of the next nuclear bomb to go off; He’s in your coffee right now, and all over Regulus (star, not missile) (okay, both), and on the moon, and in such wood as is left of the True Cross (enough of which was sold in olden days to rebuild the ark)(twice) …

So with all these qualities, powers, gifts and abilities going for Him still we have people making His excuses? cuckoo

Of course Evil comes from God!

How could it not?

The Prime Mover (the guy who started it all, that all-wise being who knew what He was doing (and all the pain He alone would initiate) aeons before He did it:


alone in the universe: God has no excuse 


but ALL the responsibility.

THE IMAGE I AM GETTING

is not of a benign ethereal goblin sitting on a cloud being nice—it is of a vicious brute being unarguably not nice.

The Ultimate Sadist, in fact—

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ALL POWERFUL  =  ALL RESPONSIBLE

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And now to go back to the post that got me wondering about the good God of the Abrahamics (some of whom claim that He sacrificed Himself to Himself to atone for His the mistakes that He knew they would eventually be making) (they couldn’t not, could they?) aeons before they were born. But other Abrahamics deny such claims … damn, it’s complicated being religious~!

 

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Am I disrespectful? Of course … what is there to respect?

 

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And good ones.

Here goes the last of my spare time, but it has to be said—

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from an excellent article—click image for link

—for myself I don’t bother with ‘watermarks’—and mostly for the reasons this guy gives. I understand the feelings of folks who sell their work (and their needs) but copying my stuff just adds lustre to my cluster in so much as

     IMITATION IS THE ONLY

SINCERE FORM OF FLATTERY

so there.

If you click on the image above it will take you to his article. Thinking about it, invisibly changing just a few pixels in the images your post might be enough to prove your ownership if ever you feel the need.

Here, have a nice mushie—

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—one of the last of a very prolific season. (And top marks will be awarded to anyone spotting my unique identifier~!)

 

 

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4 WORDS

there are expressions in the English language that are brief yet loaded with hidden depths, often chosen as titles for books.

You don’t even have to go there to get goosebumps. I saw a film years ago and can’t remember any part of it other than the title—

TOO LATE THE HERO

 

—which resonates. Me? I’m a watcher—a vulture perched high in the Tree Of Life; too old to care but hanging in to see if any of it will ever make sense* .

There are others that resonate too—

*  Above Us The Waves

*  Ill Met By Moonlight

*  The Colour Of War

—endless. But this below is the most misguided bit of utter dog’s droppings that anyone can blindly spout—

WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM

—to which I can only shake my head in sorrow (I’ve gone beyond anger). It is pure social formula, conditioned by design to become habit. No? Okay—

CLUE 1:

“If this is ten o’clock, it’s time for coffee.”

CLUE 2:

If this is 25th April, it’s ANZAC Day. If this is 7th December, it’s Pearl Harbor Day. If this is the 11th day of the 11th month, it’s Armistice Day (WW1) …

PAVLOV’S DOGS? US?

Why not … we drool on cue, we make obeisance to parroted phrases on cue (brilliant at that).

To not digress, how about:  Truth, Justice, Freedom, and the American Way?

Oh … oops, sorry, did I miss one? Of course:  Liberty~!

So why not remember Liberty?

After all, as much as they brush it under the carpet and try to hush it up—

—today is still Liberty Day!

Yay! Fireworks all round, no?

No … here, have another wee reminder of Liberty—

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—and ask yourself that most revealing and most evaded ‘why’—

  • why have so few heard of the ‘Liberty’ event, and
  • why was it covered up, and

and of course: so what?  It’s all ancient history now, dead, and the world is for the living … no?

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pic:  survivors coming ashore

 

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pic:  about to bring the not-survivors ashore …

AND TO CLOSE:

I’m running a ‘best caption competition‘ for the below contemporary shot (my own entry is in italics under it) —

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“Don’t worry, lil’ Buddy, we’re here** …”

My comment?

Is pictorial—

—for anyone not actually aboard Liberty but proximate at the time. If this is you, please share it; one each (no hogging, mind) —

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As for my opening para about ‘four-word expressions’, I adore Americanisms and I still love that ever so reassuring, confidence inspiring—

 

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“WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK~!”

 

 

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DEDICATED WITH THE GREATEST RESPECT

TO THE MEMORY OF THE VICTIMS OF

THE US ADMINISTRATION

AT THAT TIME

 

 

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Remember? That’s a cathartic emotion-fest … but actually think for ourselves enough to actually DO something?

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* I suspect not. (If reincarnation is real I’m putting in a bid for albatross rather than Ancient Mariner.)

** And we have been all along—but the boss wouldn’t let us join in. Sorry ’bout that.

D-DAY

NOW ANCIENT HISTORY

and quite irrelevant.

Just as well, too …

Or not—view these snaps and you’ll understand why, they’ll show just how far we’ve come since then:

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—I don’t recall that they had any places set up on these beaches where the guys could sit down, towel off, have a hot java and change their socks? These were definitely unhealthy working conditions and with no consideration at all for the employees. Not good.

But wait—it gets worse:

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this is undeniably racist ridicule of a minority and the inappropriate misappropriation/denigration of Native American culture.

At the very least United Nations should step in, send a very strongly worded letter of censure to the Pentagon and get these troopers severely disciplined. This is NOT the sort of behaviour (by obviously insensitive thugs) to be tolerated. It should be roundly condemned. Let us see no more repetitions.

At the very least official letters of apology should be sent to the victims.

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And here, to further illustrate the points—sleeping on a beach is all very well and good in summer … but in June (even fully clothed) should never be tolerated in a free country. This man’s employers should get a visit from the Department Of Health & Safety, and quickly.

And look at the uncaring manner in which those rifles have been negligently downed—there’s a chance of a blocked barrel or sand in the mechanisms, which  could lead to malfunctions (if I have to spell it out—skinned knuckles and improper language).

And look further: nobody involved in any of these photos is wearing ear-protection against acoustic hazards. Totally unacceptable in the workplace, I tell you!

WE NEED TO RAISE AWARENESS

of ‘Health and Safety in the workplace’ issues. No wonder so many troopers went off needlessly sick.

TO UNASHAMEDLY CLOSE WHERE

we came in—

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—going for a wee jolly trip around the bay at taxpayer expense is all well and good, but once again nobody in this shot seems to be wearing a lifejacket …

However it’s good to see that they are taking Health And Safety seriously wrt head protection—but are there quick-release mechanisms on those hats?  What happens if (God forbid~!) they were to get tossed out by a freak wave or accident? Wouldn’t the weight of their helmets and other accoutrements make swimming a bit difficult?

Is their helmsman fully certified to current standards, and are his tickets up to date? Has anyone checked all relevant documentation before boarding? Are his charts accurate and guaranteed in-date, certified as such? Has he been tested for drugs and alcohol? Did he get a good night’s sleep before coming to work?

Does that craft have a current Warrant Of Fitness, issued by a Government-approved licensing authority?

Some of the passengers are carrying rifles—were they checked before boarding to make sure that none of them are loaded, and all safeties applied?

Again I must mention about the dry socks—it is unhealthy for any employee to sit around all day in wet socks and totally unacceptable for any employer to expect his her their employees to do so.

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HAVE I MADE MY POINT

here—

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—or do I have to spell it out?

 

and I am grateful to the UK’s ‘Daily Mail‘ news outlet for publishing that article and snaps. Excellent artwork on the part of the restorer/colourist.

This post on behalf of the Offices of Public Good …

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A PICTURE IS WORTH

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BUT SOMETIMES 

an image, no matter how effective in it’s intended Primary mode, can raise questions of a secondary nature. No? Here, a courageous cutie is quoted as stepping between an irate thug and his victim—

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—which is all very brave, commendable, desirable, admirable,  laudable and other such stuff.

Lovely smile …

And the shot achieves its ends—

a)  mindless (Christian?) EDL thug   =   NIL

b)  courageous Islamic cutie               =   WIN

—no?

MY OWN FURTHER QUESTIONs:

  • would she get away with doing this in a ‘true’ Islamic country?
  • Would she live (beyond possibly milliseconds*) if she tried stepping between the chief head-lopper-offer of Mecca and a ‘sinner’?
  • Would she survive repeating the act in the face of a screaming mob rocking out and getting stoned** with an ‘adulteress’ in Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, Indonesia etc?
  • Would she have dared do it if the nice policeman hadn’t been there?

Yup. Definitely more here than meets the eyebut she certainly does have a truly lovely smile

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motivations detector***

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* If that …

**  Okay, stoning

*** Not mine, dammit—their’s

MORON

the theme of pc

SNOWFLAKES

who, let’s face it, are the up-and-coming force. No apologies, Snowflake, you are indeed a Force to be considered. Proud?

IT SEEMS

that the excuse for anti-Free Speech behaviours is your infantile need to rail against whatever currently upsets your little toy box—today’s fad, for example, is ‘prejudice’.

So anyone exhibiting a ‘prejudice’ (as defined by you) is your target—and you crawl out of your stool* to attack anyone you outnumber. It’s good to see that you aren’t prejudiced where females are concerned—equality gets no fairer than this …

HERE VERBATIM

is something I intended to post years ago but I never posted it. I’d be interested if any Snowflake would take me up on it?**

It began with racial prejudice but drifted off topic a bit—

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RACIAL PREJUDICE

Query: is racial prejudice—

(a)  as good as

(b)  slightly worse than

(c)  better than

—religious prejudice?

—location prejudice?

—age prejudice?

—global warming prejudice?

—fiction prejudice?

The list of available prejudices is possibly longer than the list of people available to indulge them. (Thankfully some folks can accommodate many prejudices).

SOME UNREALISTIC TURKEYS 

when all else fails try to enforce their goodwill at the point of a gun, and by law compel everyone to be ‘prejudice-free’. Should it be done? Perhaps, if that’s what it would take to get Snowfla  people who are newcomers (to morality, justice, and thought) to actually think.

SADLY

It cannot be done, except by force … and force would simply drive prejudices underground where they’d fester. Prejudices can come from within as the result of experiences; they are the lifetime distillations of experiences measured against internal standards—which means, Snowflake, ‘If you see someone doing things YOU consider bad, you become prejudiced against them’***. Or, they can be inculcated by folks out to further their ends at your expense.

Bovine-excrement-meter-animation.gifThe real ‘bad’ here is if/when you suspend your own critical faculties and religiously accept other peoples’ words instead of verifying for yourself. Not good. Invest in one of these, Snowflake (and USE the bugger)—

IT ALL BOILS DOWN IN THE END

to values. Values mean judgement. Judgement means comparisons. But you cannot compare/judge without facts. You could always of course do as your betters command and simply take their word for it: which you do, Snowflake. You wouldn’t be a Snowflake if you were capable of reason, would you? (Oops, 500 words, quite enough for now…)

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gunnoob.gif* A pun, Snowflake. If too subtle for you, go look it up. If you are a Newbie at thinking … I can wait.

** Courage in numbers, you’ll have to wait for reinforcements, Snowflake.

*** Judge not lest thou be judged, no? Wrong, Snowflake! You must judge, your very survival depends on it. (Suppose you wanted to beat up some tiny objectivist bitch indoctrinating a class full  of victims with ‘Free Speech’ rubbish, and found that she outnumbered you, hmmm?)

CALIBRE

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THESE DAYS

My finger slipped on the mouse and I clicked the wrong icon by accident. But when serendipity kicks in, all we can do is sit back and thank the gods for free amusements.

Now run your eyes over these beauties—

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I have no idea where the ad originated (or for whom it was intended) (I imagine nice uncritical cuddly folks with fat wallets, fat hips, fat tummies, fat fobias and a brain in inverse proportion*).

Being past my bed-time here in NZ I shan’t explain. I’ll just leave it to you to enjoy the jokes. No, not mine, silly … I mean of the creative genius who came up with the above. (As an aside, my guess is that English isn’t her native language …)

Source? I found it on CNN. Apparently if you act quickly you’ll get a free sample … for myself I’ll give it a miss, I’m happy with my own dimensions; the Spouse is actually a bit skinnier than I’d like her to be so no market here for the product, I’m afraid.

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* Yes, I can spell phobia (but the alliteration is better this way). No?