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Covington – the truth in 15 minutes

This video is making the rounds. Hat tip to Sonoran Conservative.

It’s a really through (and devastating) examination of what happened – i.e. what the media should have done, but chose not to.

They’re everywhere…

Honestly, I saw this yesterday and I couldn’t stop laughing for about 20 minutes. Actually for the first 5 I was laughing so hard I couldn’t even talk.

It isn’t paranoia if they’re really after you!

Shimon Peres Defends Israel

I saw this some time ago. It’s quite simply one of the most defenses of Israel you will ever see.

Up from slavery

Some years ago, I read the book “Up from slavery“.

Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools—most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama—to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and native Americans. He describes his efforts to instill manners, breeding, health and a feeling of dignity to students. His educational philosophy stresses combining academic subjects with learning a trade (something which is reminiscent of the educational theories of John Ruskin). Washington explained that the integration of practical subjects is partly designed to reassure the white community as to the usefulness of educating black people.

I discovered recently, to my delight, that it is freely available online. I look forward to reading it again.

I recalled a comment from the book after reading Red Alert carping about the high pay some people get. As I recall, Mr Washington found a great many donors among people said to be greedy and tight-fisted.

Booker T. Washington was at one stage the spokesman for black people in America. Let’s just say that we might have had an Obama a black president worthy of the office many, many years ago had his ideas not been overturned by the much more seductive messages promoted by black so-called leaders today.

Some excerpts from Chapter 10

During the now nineteen years’ existence of the Tuskegee school, the plan of having the buildings erected by student labour has been adhered to. In this time forty buildings, counting small and large, have been built, and all except four are almost wholly the product of student labour. As an additional result, hundreds of men are now scattered throughout the South who received their knowledge of mechanics while being taught how to erect these buildings. Skill and knowledge are now handed down from one set of students to another in this way, until at the present time a building of any description or size can be constructed wholly by our instructors and students, from the drawing of the plans to the putting in of the electric fixtures, without going off the grounds for a single workman.

Not a few times, when a new student has been led into the temptation of marring the looks of some building by leadpencil marks or by the cuts of a jack-knife, I have heard an old student remind him: “Don’t do that. That is our building. I helped put it up.”

Heh, wonder if that might be an idea for South Auckland?

The making of these bricks taught me an important lesson in regard to the relations of the two races in the South. Many white people who had had no contact with the school, and perhaps no sympathy with it, came to us to buy bricks because they found out that ours were good bricks. They discovered that we were supplying a real want in the community. The making of these bricks caused many of the white residents of the neighbourhood to begin to feel that the education of the Negro was not making him worthless, but that in educating our students we were adding something to the wealth and comfort of the community. As the people of the neighbourhood came to us to buy bricks, we got acquainted with them; they traded with us and we with them. Our business interests became intermingled. We had something which they wanted; they had something which we wanted. This, in a large measure, helped to lay the foundation for the pleasant relations that have continued to exist between us and the white people in that section, and which now extend throughout the South.

Saved by Israel, Killed by Hamas

Thing is, everyone knows Hamas treated their Palestinian brothers this way.

People lie to themselves about Israel, so they can pretend that they’re worse, even though that’s practically impossible.

HT: Whaleoil.

McCain really is good at comedy!

This is so funny. I really laughed out loud. McCain’s delivery is absolutely, completely and utterly brilliant.

I especially like the bit at the end…

Top 10 – I just could not resist laughing, this was so funny.

Diebold Leaks Results Election

Heh, this is so funny! Takes the absolute mickey out of the whole conspiracy crowd.

Top 10.

(Unfortunately video will not embed, sorry.)

Smallest Car

This is the funniest thing I’ve seen in ages.

It’s so funny, it goes on the Scrub One Top 10 list.

The Heavenly Man

I have been recently re-reading “The Heavenly Man“. It is the story of one of the leaders of the underground Chinese church, who goes by the name Brother Yun. The forward is written by Zhang Rongliang, who is currently in prison in China himself.

It is a story of someone who has undergone more pain and suffering for the gospel than most of us can fathom.

In the west, we have homes to live in, insurance, agencies that will care for us if anything goes wrong and many other comforts. Yet people still wonder why God hasn’t provided them with a lotto win, or let them loose weight without exercising.

Yun has walked out of a prison after having his legs beaten to a pulp.

He has spent nights in freezing cold, while running from the authorities.

He has spent years in forced labour camps, carrying rocks or manure.

And that is just the beginning.

I’m often asked about the rights of pastors in China. A pastor has no rights, except the rights of a slave! Everyone in the world is a slave. They’re either slaves to sin, or slaves of Christ. Our “rights” are in the hands of Jesus. We must fall on our knees in complete dependence on him. (p 313)

There are many visions and miracles mentioned, but don’t for a minute confuse Yun’s ministry with the western charismatic movement.

 In Finland in 1999 I was asked to be one of the main speakers at a conference attended by about one thousand church leaders. The main speaker was a well-known American preacher. Every time he spoke it was about the love and goodness of God. During the prayer time everyone fell down on the floor and laughed.

After I spoke I commanded people to kneel down at the foot of the cross of Jesus, and they wept! Tears always come first before the Lord truly moves. He will never pour his blessing out on unsanctified and selfish flesh. The cross  of Jesus must be at the centre of everything we do.

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In China, the greatest miracles we see are not the healings or other things, but lives transformed by the gospel. We believe we’re not called to follow signs and wonders but instead the signs and wonders follow us when the gospel is preached. We don’t keep our eyes on the signs and wonders; we keep our eyes on Jesus.

Every house church pastor in China is ready to lay down his life for the gospel. When we live this way, we’ll see God do great things by his grace.

If you read only one book about a modern Christian, read this one.

It will change your life.

Eve’s Bite, Herald Review

John “I’ve got my facts completely backwards*” Rohan reviews Eve’s Bite.

There are many examples of environmentally-induced characteristics within species, which Darwin noticed, but virtually no evidence for the extrapolated theory that species can mutate into creatures quite different.

This matters to Wishart because “if you believe that (species can evolve), then you’ll believe life is not special and mankind is the master of all her surveys. You’ll believe there is no God and free yourself and your family from any moral code.”

Funny, if you’ve read the book, you’ll recognize this tactic.

Note John doesn’t bother to mention that Ian supports his assertions re the moral implications from extensive quotes. Nope. The reader is left to assume he’s just some blowhard.

They need to be gently acquainted with a mind that is going to challenge them and they need to feel they are going to enjoy the journey. Intellectual honesty is usually enough to meet those requirements. The sense the writer is going to open his mind to the subject, acknowledge awkward truths, grapple with them and come to an honest conclusion is usually enough.

Now John attempts to phrase Ian as someone “without an open mind to acknowedging awkward truths”. In fact, the book is about several rather large “awkard truths” – truths John and many, many others are refusing to acknowledge.

But Wishart’s attempt to reason against Dawkins is just as trite.

“He (Dawkins) poses the idea that someone must have designed the designer … He forgets one very important little fact. Time. Time only exists within the four walls of our universe. Dawkins, sitting inside the universe, assumes that the laws of physics, chemistry, biology and time must apply to God as well … “

Enough already.

This from a man who just said “He is a man of impatient certainties.”!!

So, if God exists, he has to exist only within the universe he would have created. Oook. While atheists may think God is like that, if you assume a creator God he must be outside his creation. You might not believe that I built a house, or that I exist, but if I did exist I didn’t exist only within the house people say I built.

But what am I saying. Listen to John “Enough already” is all we need to know. My bad, I thought this stuff was about “Intellectual honesty”, which I always thought was about rational debate of some kind, logically answering opponents’ objections. Guess I was wrong huh.

So what does it all mean in the end? A vast conspiracy to undermine Western civilisation, Wishart says in rather desperate epilogue.

It sounds like he knows the book has failed. In the end, Eve’s Bite is no more than the author’s bile.

You forgot the part about the extensive quotes from marxists, evolutionists, and others. I guess when those people said they were out to revolutionize the world, you thought they were joking, right?

Fact is, this book is specificially designed not to appeal to John, and is marketed deliberately in a way so as to work around MSM reviewers like him. I believe Ian says as much somewhere, but I can’t be bothered looking it up.

Read it, it’s a Scrubone “Top 10″ recommendation**.

*”child abuse statistics …they were not so bad if you take Polynesians out” – Pacific Islanders actually have the best record on child abuse, judged by percentage of child deaths.

** Submissions for a suitable logo would be welcome. 🙂

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