Wednesday, December 31, 2008

USA Phone Lookup

There is a new site that allows the user to look up where phone numbers originate from and it’s address is USA Phone Lookup. I have caller Id, and sometimes I don’t recognize the number. With reverse phone lookup, I can see for free what city it came from, and for a fee I can find out who it is that is calling.

This has been a paid post for which I will be compensated.

Twilight Zone Marathon

New Years Eve is here again, and this year I am celebrating like I did last year and the year before. By watching the Twilight Zone marathon on the Sci-Fi Network and kicking back a few brews. The Twilight Zone is the greatest series ever to appear on television, bar none. The crude special effects contrasted the excellent writing in a way that hasn't been done since, and will never be done again. I fyou don't have the Sci-Fi Network, don't worry, here are a few of my favorite episodes.

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder, and nothing drove the point home more so than this episode.

In a totalitarian state where books are banned, A librarian is judged to be obsolete and sentenced to be executed, only he is cunning enough to turn the tables on his accuser.

William Shatner of Star Trek fame is on a flight when he spots a goblin ripping up the wing outside his window. He tries to alert the crew, but they think he is crazy. I can identify with him.

Holiday Frames

No, I’m not talking about planted evidence and people going to jail, I’m talking about the great deals Zenni has going on right now on Holiday frames. I’ve said this before and I am saying it again, I will never buy eyeglasses at a store again. There is no reason to, because Zenni has eyeglasses at a fraction of the cost.

While I was browsing through their glasses this morning, this pair caught my eye.
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I can’t drive without my glasses, but sometimes the glare from the sun causes me discomfort, especially if there is snow on the ground. If you check out the website they are Frame Number 5826, Metal Half Frame with Polarized Magnetic Snap on Sunlens. If I had these eyeglasses, driving would be no problem. I can get these frames for under $30 dollars in U. S. money. What a great deal!

So if you find yourself unable to see things and you think you might need eyeglasses, remember Zenni Optical. You will be glad you did.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Childe Roland to the Dark....I mean Dubai Tower Came

My first thought was, he lied in every word,
That hoary cripple, with malicious eye
Askance to watch the working of his lie
On mine, and mouth scarce able to afford
Suppression of the glee, that purs’d and scor’d
Its edge, at one more victim gain’d thereby.

From Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came, by Robert Browning 1855

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The poem that inspired the seven book long story written by Steven King was itself inspired by Shakespeare's King Lear. The reference to the Dark Tower in King Lear was inspired by even older folk tales and legends.

The Dark Tower is a linchpin which holds together (and keeps separate) alternate realities. In the series of novels, the hero Roland Deschain is on a quest to find and enter the Dark Tower, which holds the answers to all questions. In the third novel entitled "the Wastelands", we find out the Dark Tower sits in a land called Thuderclap amid a field of Roses, and that the tower exists in all realities. In the reality that Roland's companion Jake comes from (New York City, 1977), the Dark Tower is a rose. In book five we find out that the nemesis who is trying to keep Roland and his companions from reaching the Dark Tower has the ability to use weaponry from neighboring realities which have manifested in our reality as books, comics, and movies. (Robots with Dr. Doom armor, light sabers, and sneeches from Harry Potter.) By the sixth book the characters realize that they are characters in a book, and two of them travel to "Keystone" (the real?) Earth and meet Stephen King.

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So what does the Dark Tower look like? Difficult to say. It's image seems to change from book to book.

Today I was reading a post from the Secret Sun in which the Dubai Tower is mentioned. I followed the Wiki link, and when I saw it my thoughts instantly went to the Dark Tower, without knowing why. It just seemed like a morph of all the images I had seen of the "fictional" Dark Tower.

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Reading the Wiki entry, this captured my eye.

Burj Dubai (Arabic: برج دبي‎ "Dubai Tower") is a supertall skyscraper under construction in the Business Bay district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure ever built, despite being incomplete. Construction began on September 21, 2004 and is expected to be completed and ready for occupation in September 2009

I did another quick wiki check, and sure enough,

The Dark Tower is the seventh and final book of novelist Stephen King's Dark Tower series, published September 21, 2004 (King's birthday) by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc., and illustrated by Michael Whelan. The subtitle of this novel is REPRODUCTION REVELATION REDEMPTION RESUMPTION.

The Dark Tower, which is the final novel in the series was published September 21, 2004, which is the very day construction began on the Dubai Tower.

Remember my saying that in one of the realities in the novels the Dark Tower was a rose? The Dubai Tower is modeled after the Hymenocallis, which is a type of flower.

This plant is the foundation of the design for the Burj Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.The Burj Dubai will become the world's tallest building once completed in late 2008.

Of course it would be insane for me to say a fictional tower which has been talked about in stories for at least a thousand years is currently being built in Dubai, but the synchs cannot be denied.

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Six o'clock - TV hour. Don't get caught in foreign tower. Slash and burn,
return, listen to yourself churn. Lock him in uniform and book burning,
blood letting. Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate. Light a candle,
light a motive. Step down, step down. Watch a heel crush, crush. Uh oh,
this means no fear - cavalier. Renegade and steer clear! A tournament,
a tournament, a tournament of lies. Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives
and I decline.

From "It's the End of the World as we Know it" by REM

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Transformers: Rythms of Darkness :Updated

Thanks to Brocke at Prison Planet Forum.

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The above image is from a Transformers comic book printed in September, 1991.

The year is 2001. My symphony of terror! Welcome to the future. One of many possible futures, but the future nonetheless. It is a future where the Decepticons rule. Where the pulse of life, of light, has been smothered by rhythms of darkness.

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Here's a short video clip from the Transformers cartoon, from 1987.

Transformers Predicts The Destruction Of The Twin Towers In 1987 via

Still image at 9 seconds.

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It would seem, whatever "alternate future" the Transformers travel to, the WTC has been destroyed. The first time by meteorites, the second by Decepticons. Indeed the world was "transformed" by an act of "deception".

Update: I didn't notice before that the meteorites in the cartoon are remnants of Mars. As longtime readers of this blog know, most D.C. Comics which foretell of 911 depict J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Pay Per Post

Merry Christmas everyone. In the upper right hand corner of this blog, you will see a badge for Pay Per Post, and I want to explain a little about it.

About two months ago my unemployment compensation had run dry, and I was having trouble finding work. I desperately searched for ways to make money online, and that is when I found Pay Per Post.

How it works is, companies who wish to advertise on blogs submit a request to Pay Per Post. Pay Per Post then lists the opportunity, and bloggers can choose whether or not they want to take it. When you take the opportunity and write a short add for the product, you get paid after 30 days.

At first I was torn with whether or not I wanted to put adds on my blog, but hey, doesn't all television programs have advertising? Times are tough, and Pay Per Post has really helped me out.

There are a few criteria, your blog must be at least 90 days old, and you will need to have a pay pal account. The more readers you have for your blog, the higher your list of opportunities will be. Some of you with a large readership will really be able to make a lot of money.

If you click the box and sign up with Pay Per Post, I will get a few bucks for the referral. I didn't put the box up right away because I wanted to wait a bit and see how I liked Pay Per Post. After two months, I have to say I love it, and highly I recommend it to anyone who has a good blog and is strapped for cash.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Miracle

Some of you might remember this post,where I talked our cat Precious not coming home. Tonight, a woman called and said she had her. We drove two and a half miles out of town, and sure enough, it's her. My wife and daughter cried, they had already grieved over her and believed her to be dead, even though I told them that all the signs I had seen pointed to her being alive, even though she had been missing for seven weeks.

I am very happy. And it's three days before Christmas too. :) Thanks to all who read my previous post and offered a little prayer.

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Global Warming vs. New Ice Age

Whenever I hear about Snow in Las Vegas, or global causing the ice caps to melt, I think about the two brothers miser from the popular Christmas cartoon "The Year Without a Santa Claus". In this cartoon, Santa isn't feeling very well, and since most of the kids don't believe in him he pretty much says the heck with it, he's staying home. Mrs. Claus then embarks on an adventure which leads somehow to her wanting to have snow in the south, which will somehow make things better.Cold Miser who is the personification of cold weather, says that in order to make it snow in the south he needs permission from his brother, Heat miser. They are the children of "Mother Nature", who I think is Gaea in disguise.

After thirty some years the brothers are back in a new Christmas special. I watched this with my kids yesterday. There was a scene where Heat Miser blames his brother for trying to slander him by creating the myth of global warming, while Cold Miser fires back by saying Heat Miser has tried to scare everyone into thinking a new ice age was coming. LOL! I loved it! I couldn't find that clip, but here they are in a remake of the songs that made them famous.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Random Task, Show Them What You Do.

I was browsing some news stories, and I read about President Bush getting shoes thrown at him by an Iraqi reporter. This is a really funny synch with the villain "Random Task" from "Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery". Sorry, I just couldn't pass it up.

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Meet Korean ex-wrestler and henchman extraordinaire Random Task. Show them what you do Random Task.

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What he does is throw shoes with deadly force and accuracy.

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Random Task has decapitated a bust of Ceaser, who appears to be wearing a breast plate depicting the Roman god Mercury. Mercury is the god of communication and stories, so when he shows up, it's a good idea to pay attention.

Here is the shoe throwing incident in it's entirety, although the president isn't wearing a breast plate of Mercury, he does kind of act like a Ceaser. I guess the reporter thought he was looting his country, and saw him as a "golddigger".

And of course it was Dr Evil/ Austin Powers who was standing by Golddigger performer Kanye West when he uttered the now famous words, "George Bush doesn't care about black people."

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Symbolism in Comic Books

Youtube user Ricintoxin81 has taken comic images that have been posted in the comic book thread at the Prison Planet forum and made a video. Good Stuff.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Auto Maker Bailout

I sold Ford cars and trucks for over ten years. Yes, they did put out a few clunkers like the Contour, but for the most part they put out quality cars and the best trucks. I never understood the anti American car bias in the media. I once watched a special that spotlighted the Crown Victoria, which is the car most police forces use across the country. The "expose" revealed that the Crown Victoria had a tendency to burst into flames when another car would hit it directly on the rear end at 90 miles per hour. Uh, wouldn't any car be more likely to burst into flames if it were hit by another car going 90 miles per hour? Think about it. Haven't most media reports over the years pretty much said American cars suck, and imports rock?

Hondas are fine vehicles, but a lot of hoopla has been made about them holding value better than American cars. This is true, but it is because Honda's have little rebates. How a dealer will determine the value of your car is, it will determine what the original invoice was, how much the rebates were at the time of purchase, then subtract the rebate from the invoice and then make the adjustments for age, mileage, and condition. The less the rebates are at the time of purchase, the more value the car will hold. It's pretty simple math.

The image the media is trying to portray is that American cars are big gas guzzlers, while the imports are little compacts that get great mileage. The truth is, American car companies and Japaneese car companies both make compact and gas guzzling cars. Have you ever heard of the Toyota Sequoia? or the Ford Focus?

It's clear to me now what the bias was about. They want to consolidate the American car companies, and bring them under total government control.

I had a good job once, now I work part time for minimum wage.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sound of Silence

Did Simon and Garfunkel travel through time? Whenever I hear this song, I think about the world wide web.

Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

So it wasn't time travel, it was a vision.

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turn my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

I wonder what the neon light was?

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And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never shared
No one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

10,000? It must have been a slow day at yahoo games. Hey, we talk all the time without speaking don't we?

"Fools," said I, "you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you"
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sound of silence

When I hear this part, I actually think of a sign that looks something like this.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Black Friday Hunter's Package

Deer hunting season is almost upon us, and Nikon BDC Slam Hunter's Package is running a "Black Friday" deal that goes until Dec 1, which is tomorrow. For this limited time, you can get $444.85 worth of hunting gear for $299.95, which is a savings of $144.90.

I am not a hunter myself, but last night when I was driving home I almost hit a deer. I found myself thinking that hunting is a good way to reduce traffic accidents, becase it keeps the deer numbers under control.

This deal runs through tomorrow, or while supplies last, and if they go out of stock the deal is over.

(Disclosure: This has been a paid post for which I will be compensated.)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Despero, why don't You come to your Senses?

Justice League of America second series #38-40, published May-July 1990, pits the Justice League against their old enemy Despero. Despero is an alien tyrant with three eyes, the third one forming the top of a pyramid, which represents higher consciousness.

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On this cover you can see him slaying the Osiris resonating Martian Manhunter, while sporting the in fashion U.N. flag as a cape, amid the falling debris of New York City.

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On the cover of issue #40, we have the fallen angel in the center of the comic book, while the heroes walk to the gates of the cemetery. Mister Miracle, Jack Kirby creation, and the "world's greatest escape artist" dies in this issue. (Don't worry, comic book death is never final.) Of course everyone knows the fallen angel represents Lucifer, or the devil.

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When we look at the comic upside down, it's very easy to see a chalice. There are stars on it's stalk, and the gate forms a design on it's upper rim. This represents the Holy Grail.

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On the splash page, we see the title of this story, which is "Hell on Earth". The first and last letter of this story is H. See the Blob for more on on the significance of the double H. Despero is Holding the Blue Beetle by the throat, while fire, also known as the Green Flame, looks on. In ancient Egypt, the Beetle, better known as the Scarab, was a sign of royalty.

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Here, we see the WTC being destroyed 11 years before the actual event, as the U.N. Flag wearing Despero destroys the Earth.

Hear me people of Earth! What I do now, I do for hates sake! For I learned at an early age that hate is the only power in the chaotic universe! The one true beloved who will never abandon or betray you! Embrace hate and you will be free of torment! Free of pain! Free of life itself! Hear me people of Earth: In the name of hate I bless you. In the name of hate, I destroy you.
Don't be to alarmed, it is revealed it was all a dream sequence.

Those of you reading this who are not familiar with synchromysticism might be wondering what this means. There are various conspiracies surrounding the events of 9-11. One of the most prevalent is that the attacks were perpetrated by individuals wishing to push a "New World Order." The symbol for the New World Order is an eye at the top of a pyramid, and in this comic we see an alien with three eyes destroy the WTC while wearing the U.N. flag. (In conspiracy circles, it is generally believed that the U.N. is part of a plot to form a new world order.)

I've noticed recently that the back covers of comic books often have a synchro message that goes along with the main story.

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On the back cover, we have an ad for a video game.

Terrorists Go Nuke. Aliens Master Military Minds. If the world ends tomorrow, it's all your fault. Konami and Ultra are putting you under the gun by giving you the power and strength to save mankind from certain extinction. In Super C and Snakes Revenge, tow new mega-hit mega-wars, you'll be bombed, blasted, and befuddled by the vile alien Red Falcon and the world's premier madman, higharolla Kockamarnie. From the onset of these onslaughts, they'll fight you tooth and claw with thousands of planet blistering weapons. And if your rocket launchers, flame throwers, laser guns and supreme wits fail to overcome multiple levels of mass destruction, civilization will cease to exist. And you'll have no one to blame but yourself.

In the days following the 9-11 attacks, a case was made for war with Iraq, because they had weapons of mass destruction.Those who wanted the war induced mass fear, and those who opposed the war were accused of enabling terrorists. It's interesting that one of the villains is named "Red Falcon". Horus, who's eye is atop the pyramid is depicted as having a falcon's head. As far as the aliens go, The Secret Sun has done some amazing work in that department lately.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

New prescription eyeglasses from eight dollars!

I’ve found a company that sells new prescription eyeglasses from 8 dollars! Recently, I had to purchase a set of eyeglasses for my wife. Even though we had insurance, they covered only $40 dollars of a $220 dollar bill, which really put us back a couple of weeks. Now I know with all the options available to us, we will never pay high prices for prescription eyeglasses again.

The Chicago Tribune recently ran an article entitled “Price ranges for eyeglasses prove real eye opener.”, which discusses how it’s safe to buy prescription eyeglasses over the internet, and how internet companies are able to sell them so cheap.

One such company is Zenni Optical. They can afford to sell the eyeglasses so low because they ship them directly to the customer, and they don’t have a huge advertising budget. When you buy any product from a store, the store will mark up the price in order to make money, but when you buy direct from the manufacturer, you eliminate the middle man!

You might be thinking “Yes, but they are only going to have one type of frame.” You can put these fears to rest, there are many different types of frames to choose from. So the next time you need prescription eyeglasses, do yourself a favor and check them out.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thor of Ancient Egypt

The other day, a comic caught my eye as I was browsing a magazine rack. It was Thor #1. I guess they are relaunching the series, which is something comic book companies do every couple of years to drive up sales.

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Thor, a god of Norse mythology, is in an Egyptian tomb. It looked interesting enough. And in the very least, I thought we might get the backstory on why Thor has the Egyptian symbol for Ka on his belt. (The Mercury Helmet is for another story).

The story starts out with two archaeologists in modern day Egypt discussing the riddle of the Spinx.
The Spinx is believed to be about 5000 years old, but water erosion on the Spinx makes this impossible.

So, if the erosion was caused by water, the Sphinx must have been carved before Egypt was under water i.e. more than 12,000 years ago. This, in turn, is too radical for scholars to swallow, as they prefer not to change their theory that Khafra (Chephren) built the Sphinx. As a result, those unfamiliar with scientific principles, suggested that the ground water, and not direct flooding, caused such erosion.

Twelve thousand years old! this would make the Spinx the only major surviving artifact from the last age. Ok, now back to the Comic.

Thor and his band of warriors are fighting Nedra, queen of the frost giants. After her defeat and capture, they discover a stargate to Earth, which the clumsy "god" Volstaag falls through. Thor and his friends enter the portal to retrieve him, and arrive in ancient Egypt. Even though they are "gods", they don't understand the language of the natives.

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The Norse gods "recognize' the Egyptian gods. This makes me wonder how? Do they have god conventions or something? "Hey look! There's Zeus talking to Osiris by the punchbowl! I'm going to go over and say hi."

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Here we see the Spinx was originally a Griffin. It turns out the griffin is the pet of the evil Pharaoh. Thor defeats the Pharaoh and his griffin, and then brings rain to the desert land of Egypt, causing the statue of the Spinx to be damaged by water erosion, and thus the mystery is solved. LOL!

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Erosion on stone is a process that takes thousands of years. I guess the thunder god's storm was so powerful, it caused it in one day. Also, Thor talks about the Heliopolitan gods leaving, but where did they go? Probably to the convention. That would explain why there is a minotaur on the back cover.

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Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Turbocharge your Audi or Volkswagon

If you own an Audi, Volkswagon, or any other vehicle, you might want to consider putting on a turbo charger. What a turbocharger is, is a system that uses the exaust from the enigine manifold to power a turbine that increases your air intake. The benefit to you is, more air means more gas, which increases the size of the explosion in your engine. (Your engine is actually powered by a series of explosions when fuel hits your spark plugs) This increases the amount of horsepower your engine can produce. So, if you would like an audi turbocharger, click the link and check them out.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Superman Retires!

I was watching Rocky III tonight, and and strangely enough it synched with Jen's post on Tekal. This web cartoon syncs the famous scene where Mr. T Calls out Rocky at a press conference. Theres something about Burgess Meredeth's voice coming out of Hawkman that sends me into a fit of uncontrollable laughter. Hat's off to whoever made this video.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Prescription Eyeglasses for $15!

I wear prescription eyeglasses, and my wife does as well. About a year and a half ago, her sight took a turn for the worse, so we went to the optometrist and had her eyesight tested. She needed a new pair of glasses, so we looked at some frames. It turns out, our insurance only covered $40 dollars of a $220 dollar pair of glasses! I was paying $240 per month on insurance, so you can understand why I was upset. They had me over a barrel, so I forked over the money and skipped lunch for that week. And the whole thing was pointless, because I could have went to and purchased a pair of glasses for $15 dollars! Total! Yes, they were used, but who cares? If they look good, cost only 15 bucks, and help your eyesight, what does it matter?
Not all the glasses there are $15 dollars. I did see a pair for $59 dollars, which is still a fraction of $220. There are a variety of frames to choose from, so there is no need to worry about that. those of you reading this might ask, “Ed, would you use this site yourself to purchase glasses?” If I needed them, and they were only $15 bucks, you better believe I would!

(Disclosure - This has been a paid post for which I will be compensated)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Automaker Bailout Denied

The big three American automakers went to the tax payers with their hands out, and they were sent away empty handed.

I believe in the free market, which means I don't think we should subsidize millionaires, but yet.....

I used to work for the largest Ford Auto dealer in the United States. My Sales director met with the head of Ford, and he came back with this story which I will now share with all of you. (I don't remember it exactly, so I will paraphrase.)

An ad man for a large national newspaper met with the head of Ford, trying to get his advertising business. The head of Ford (I don't remember his name) said "I would like to buy some advertising from you, but let me show you something." He then pulled out a copy of the ad person's newspaper and pointed to a section on the front page about a 50,000 vehicle Ford part recall.

The ad man then said "Yea, so?"

The head of Ford then turned to page thirty of the paper which mentioned a million vehicle Toyota part recall. "You do something about this, then I will buy some advertising from you."

"But that's not my department! I'm in advertising, That's different!"

"Not to me it's not."

There has been a media bias against American made vehicles for many years now, and the chickens are coming home to roost. I know it's not all the media's fault, but it certainly didn't help.

If I was a 'conspiracy theorist", I would say it's part of a plot to crash America's economy.

L.A. Police Gear

LA Police gear is a company that sells Benchmade Knives, as well as various other types of gear online.

When I was in the army national guard, I used to carry a knife of the type they are selling. It came in handy when I had to untie canvas that was knotted beyond repair. The binoculars they have on sale work very well, and the tactical pants have various pockets where you can put stuff. (They called them cargo pants in my day.)They don't sell firearms, but they do have a large variety of holsters for them.

(This has been a paid post for which I will be compensated)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Marvel Two in One #100, WTC Ruins Taken Over by Red Skull

One day, not so long ago, before I had tilled the ground for the Garden you are now standing in, I was browsing some youtube videos when I discovered Jake Kotze's work. the first set of his videos I watched was the Comic Book Cycle. In one of these videos, he mentioned Marvel Two in One #100, there was a panel that showed a bombed out WTC with a Nazi flag flying over it. I knew I owned this comic, so I dug through my collection and found it. Re-reading it jogged my memory that it was a sequel to Marvel Two in One #50, published in 1979.

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In this issue, Mr. Fantastic Reed Richards develops a serum that he gives to the Thing, hoping that it will transform him back into the human Ben Grimm. The serum fails, and Reed surmises that the Thing's cosmic altered metabolism is to far advanced for the serum to have any effect. So the Thing gets the idea to travel to the past and give the serum to an earlier version of himself, hoping that it will save him the years of anguish of being a rocky hided monster. When the Thing travels to the past and finds himself, his earlier version attacks him, but by the end of the comic he takes the serum and is cured. The present day thing remains the same, and Reed Richards guesses this is because the Thing created an alternate reality by changing the past. Now on to part two.

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The cover shows the Thing and his alternate version Ben Grimm standing in the ruins of New York City, a scene eerily reminiscent of the collapse of the twin towers. This comic has a cover date of June, 1983. It starts with Reed telling the Thing that when he travelled to the past, he didn't create an alternate reality, because it was already an alternate reality to begin with. He theorized that when one time travels, he is "pushed" into an alternate timeline so he cannot effect his own present, thus preventing a paradox. Reed has a machine that lets them look into this alternate reality, and they see the Earth is in ruins. The New York of this reality is called "New Amsterdam". Feeling that he may have caused this disaster, the Thing uses the time machine to travel to it, setting the date for March 23, 1983. he quickly meets up with Ben Grimm, who tells him the Earth is in ruins because of an attack by Galactus. The survivors tried to rebuild, but they were beset by the villainous Red Skull. The Red Skull then sends his androids to attack and kidnap the Thing, and Ben goes to rescue him with a ragtag band of survivors. They track the Red Skull to his headquarters, a bombed out WTC complete with a Nazi flag flying from the ruins.

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Ben and his buddies are able to sneak past the guards, and they find American soldiers rounding up citizens for termination, under the Nazi flag.

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Those are some pretty disturbing images. Of course the Red Skull is defeated, and the Thing returns to his own reality.It is after all, a comic book.

The comic wouldn't be complete without the obligatory reference to ancient Egypt, and we get that on the back cover.

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It's interesting that the title of the comic is "Marvel Two in One", and it displays the two towers that were destroyed in one attack. I originally posted the panel of the towers at the Prison Planet forum, in the comic book thread. I was surprised to see this one cover scan show up at Rense., in a story by Michael Godspeed.

A Google search of the words - 9/11 coincidences in comics (unquoted) - reveals over 76,000 hits. A video presentation on some of these connections (link at bottom of paragraph) features some interesting items, including an image from the Marvel Two in One #100 from June 1983. (Note: I have not seen this before, and do not personally own any comics, so I cannot verify its authenticity. I'm presenting it here as an item of potential interest). According to descriptions of this issue, the Thing is captured by the Red Skull, who has set up headquarters in a bombed out WTC. Notice the chilling images and captions below:

Michael, If you're reading this, I can assure you it's authentic, I'm holding it in my hands.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Collision Repair Experts

As some of you may know, I've worked in the automotive industry for ten years. During that time, I would get many requests from customers on where to get body work done on their car after an accident. (If you sell 100 cars a year, it's going to happen to a couple of them). I wish I had known about this auto body website at the time.

Collision Repair Experts is a network consisting of only the top collision centers in the United States. You have to have a 95% customer satisfaction approval rating in order to be considered for the network. A 95% customer satisfaction approval rating is phenomenal no matter what business you are in, and it's even harder to achieve if you are in the business of restoring a car after a collision. I put in my zip code in the box provided at the website, and in an instant 5 network members popped up on my screen, complete with addresses and phone numbers. Beside the addresses were testimonials from satisfied customers. So if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of needing collision repair work, remember this site.

(This has been a paid post for which I will be compensated.)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Rocky Mountain High

When I was a kid back in the long, long ago, I enjoyed the popular series of "Choose Your Own Adventure" books. I was in the library today, and I spied a couple of them, so I checked them out. The one I want to talk about is "Escape", by R.A. Montgomery, published in 1983.

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The year is 2045 and despite your young age, you are returning from a secret spy mission to Dorado, the repressive police state that now occupies New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas. You and your group must make it safely back home to Turtalia in the north. You have succeeded in acquiring secret plans for the Doradan invasion of Turtalia. Getting this information into the hands of Turtalian leaders will save thousands of lives. But the journe north to the city known as Denver is long and treacherous. And it's difficult to know who you can trust to help get you there...

The headquarters of the free world is Denver. I've never been to Denver, but it and Colorado in general seems to pop up all over popular culture.

Mork from the planet Ork, complete with a silver upside down pyramid on his spacesuite, lands his egg in Boulder Colorado.

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The Stephen King novel "The Shinning" takes place at a Colorado Hotel. The young poy in the novel is a psychic, and the hotel it takes place in is full of evil spirits.

In Stephen King's book "The Stand", 95% of the world's population has been killed by a super flu, and survivors gather into two camps. The forces for good gather in Boulder Colorado, while the forces of evil gather in Las Vegas Nevada.

In a post nuclear war torn America, the town of Jercho Kansas, just East of Denver Colorado, fights to survive. (I have refused to watch this "program", but I have heard about it.)

So, why does most stories of post apacalyptic America take place in Colorado, home to human looking aliens from the planed Ork, as well as a creepy motel full of demonic ghosts? It gets weirder.

Gilligan, played by Bob Denver, becomes stranded on an island after being submerged by Aquarius. Denver is now on an Island, complete with a scientist, movie star, and a couple of millionaires.

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The above stone is located at the Denver International Airport. Notice at the bottom it says "New World Airport Comission". Eh? I thought they stopped calling America the "new world" about three hundred years ago. The rest of the airport has strange murials of dead babies and kids beating swords into plowshares. It's like some kind of sick nightmare, and there is no good reason for it being in a public airport. If you are unfamiliar with Denver International Airport, check it out here.

I read somewhere, I don't have a link, that there was going to be a synchromystic convention, to be held in......Denver! It kind of freaked me out.

Now don't get me wrong, I don't think the citizens of Denver, or Colorado are evil or anything, but Denver seems to be synching ss some kind of headquarters for a post apocalyptic America.

I leave you now with a couple of my favorite Denvers.

When Uncle Jesse, played by Denver Pyle, would talk to the "Duke" boys one the CB radio, he refered to himself as the shepperd calling for his "lost sheep".

John Denver, who met god in the film "Oh God", performing "Rocky Mountain High".

(note, my spell checker doesn't appear to be functioning, so please forgive any errors.)

Monday, November 10, 2008

No Good Reason

This post from Ben Jones @ HPANWO really made me think, and if you haven't read it yet, check it out.

It got me thinking about Veterans day tomorrow, and how I've said privately to my wife "They're sending those boys to fight in Iraq for no good reason." I realized tonight I was only part right.

Iraq is a sovereign country that never attacked the United States, and we invaded and occupied it anyway. I've talked to a few people here who are like parrots who repeat what they hear on the television without stopping to think about what it means. "They are fighting for freedom."

My response would be "So if we win the war in Iraq, America will finally be free?" To which I would get a stare akin to a deer caught in a truck's high beam headlights.

"Support the troops!"

To which I would say "Does supporting the troops mean sending them to a war for no good reason without the proper equipment, then not providing them with the proper medical attention and educational benefits when they come home?" Then they would either tell me how Iraq attacked America on 9-11, or they would just walk away, not wanting to think about the truth, because if they did, they might find something they don't like.

While it's true they were sent for no good reason, something good may come from their efforts. The Bush administration's bizarre action of attacking Iraq and using 9-11 as an excuse opened the eyes of many people. When the "opposition" party Democrats were voted into congress, and they refused to end the war, it opened more eyes up to the fake left right paradigm.

I remember when I was in the matrix, it wasn't easy waking up and realizing that a lot of the things I believed in was a lie, but I believe I am a better person for it. I want to say god bless the troops who are being used as pawns in a chess match. I no longer think they are fighting in vain, but by putting themselves in harms way, they are opening up the eyes of the people and allowing them to see the evil cabal that put them there.

Earn an Online Degree?

In today's poor economy, it might be worth considering an expansion of your education. But what if you don't have transportation or the money to attend a traditional college? Maybe an online degree is right for you.

Online Degrees

This site lets you look educational opportunities in a variety of subjects, from computer technology to law enforcement. If you are interested in an online degree, it's a good place to start looking.

(Disclosure. This is a paid post for which I will be compensated.)

Have you seen my Precious?

Tuesday night one of our pets didn't come in. Whe thought we would see her at the door the next day, but she didn't show. It's now been almost a full week, and I don't think she's coming back.

She's an almost pure black cat, and her name is Precious.

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I was going to post some synchs with Lord of the Rings, and the Matrix, but I'm just not up for it. I did feel having a black cat in the house was good luck, as she meant the Matrix was on the fritz. Now, I just don't seem to be sure about anything.

Maybe posting her picture here will bring some good luck.

Reverse Phone Lookup Review

The folks at Nationwide Phone Lookup wanted me to take a look at their site and write a short review. I checked it out, and I inputted a couple of numbers. The location of the number comes back within seconds, and it is free. To get detailed information, like the name and address of the caller, you must either be a member, which costs $39.95, or you can purchase a full report for $14.95.

(Disclaimer, this is a paid post for which I will be compensated.)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

False Predictions for 2008

Over the past eleven months, I've read several predictions mad in "conspiracy circles" that just didn't pan out. When the predictions were made, I thought they would more than likely would come true, so I shared them with my wife. Now I look like a raving lunatic, and my credibility has taken a hit.

1. Hillary Clinton will win the presidential election.

I must say, she did seem like she would be the "chosen one", but it didn't happen. Barrack Obama ran a better campaign, but if he was nothing more than a puppet, why would he? Were we hoodwinked by the elites, or do they not have as much power as we thought?

2. The United States would go to war with Iran.

This could still happen, but it probably won't. I remember Rosie O'Donnell saying on the View that another Gulf of Tonkin was coming, but it didn't happen. Gary Hart wrote a letter to the Iranian leadership warning of a possible false flag, but it didn't happen. Did this not happen because plans were exposed, or was there never a plan to invade to start with? And if the COFR are part of the conspiracy, why would a high profile member write Iran a letter of warning?

3. Martial Law would be declared.

It didn't happen. It's been threatened lately, but we still don't have it. It can still come, but it probably won't be in 2008.

4. The elections will be cancelled.

It didn't happen. In fact, Bush has stated he wants a "smooth transition."

5. The economy will crash.

Ok, I must admit this one did come true. Is it going to end with the Amero? I hope not, but time will tell.

I want to make clear I'm not saying all conspiracy theories are crap, but as Socrates said "True knowledge is knowing that you know nothing." Question everything.

Are You An "At Will" Employee?

What that means is, your employer can fire you "at will", for any reason or for no reason. Say your employer hires in a manager who takes a look at you, and thinks you look his wife's ex-husband, so he fires you. Can he legally do this? Yes he can! I once worked for a company for 5 years, when they hired in a manager who just wanted a team of his own people, so he threatened to fire me.

This site claims to give you insight into how employers think. REGISTER TODAY! It also says it can teach you to become the type of employee employers fight to keep.

(Disclosure - This is a paid post for which I will be compensated.)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

How Obama Won.

I pledge my allegience to the Hypnobama! All hail Hypnobama!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

If I was President. Election Night Special

Presidents are elected on Tuesday, not Friday, but his video still rocks.

Best Uses of the 2008 presidential election in a comic book.

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Issue #119. Ha!

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Report Phone Numbers.

This is an interesting site. It contains phone numbers of companies that have called homes, as well as comments from people who know who the companies are, and how they felt about getting the calls. Sometimes, you just don't want to talk to tele-marketers and bill collectors.

Harassing Caller Report

It's easy to navigate, and the pages load quickly.

(Disclosure, this is a paid post for which I will be compensated.)

Best Use of a White Rabbit in a Comic Book.

"White Rabbit" has become a very powerful symbol, so I wanted to take a look at some comics that feature a white rabbit.

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Here we have a magician pulling a kid/white rabbit out of his hat. Pulling a rabbit out of a hat is symbolic for trying to make something out of nothing, something that has been resonating with me lately.

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Usagi Yojimbo is not fooled by the fake white rabbit that is being crucified. The wolf who did the deed is laughing from the "bushes" Vultures are flying ove Usagi's head.

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Whosoever shall defeat the looney tunes characters shall be king of all of England.

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The rat tries to subdue the white rabbit, but the rabbit fights on.

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here we have a mounted army following the white rabbit.