Thursday, June 29, 2006

Pacifism through War

Today's 8-Bit theatre introduces a way to solve both world hunger and war.

Here is the comic (sorry, it's rather small here, click to enlarge):

There you have it, all we have to do is proclaim an all air diet, and conquer the world; then we shall have peace and prosperity.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

What Nations are made of

What defines a country? Is it the people? The Laws? The social structure? What determines whether a nation will be great, or weak? Just or tyrannical?

Some would say that the people determine what their country is; a nation is composed of its people. However, people, especially when in a group, are little more than sheep, easily led into this path or that. They make up a nation, but they do not define it.

Well then, what about the laws of a country? Perhaps they are what define it. Laws are an outgrowth of what a nation is. The laws are derived from the nation, not the nation from its laws.

What then, defines a nation? Well, what is it that directs the people? What is it that makes the laws? What is it that defines the social structure of a nation? The answer is, its leadership. Those few men who either serve their people, or rule over them with an iron fist.

Nations are defined, not by the majority, but by the great men who take up the banner of leadership. America was founded, and defined by great men who viewed what they did as a service to their fellow man. This country was founded as a Christian nation, by Christian men who wanted to create a free land.

It is the leadership of our country that will define where we will go in the coming decade. Pray that good men will rise up, and take us in a direction back towards our Christian roots. We are in desperate need of strong, Christian leadership in every area of our society. Weak willed leaders and humanists will not define us a great nation, but as a failing light, once bright, but now loosing all semblance of greatness. Do all that you can to keep America great: vote for strong Christian leadership, and most importantly: pray for strong Christian leadership.

Monday, June 26, 2006


"Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This quotation brings up some very interesting questions, beyond simply "is the point it makes true.

The point that von Goethe seems to be making is that humanity will endure nearly anything, but when we become too successful for too long, we collapse in on ourselves. This trend can be seen throughout history. Whenever a people becomes prosperous for a long period of time, the individuals begin to loose the drive to better themselves and their surroundings. They loose ambition, and let others take care of them. A few lazy people does not ruin a culture, but when the entire culture is fat and lazy, it begins to collapse from its own weight. People who live in adversity and hardship become active, industrious people, because they have to in order to survive. Once a civilization has become continually prosperous, its people do not need to be smart or industrious to live comfortably, much less survive. This selfish, lazy attitude, once it has become prevalent in a society, will lead to it's eventual downfall.

America seems to be heading down this path. With such a high obesity rate, and the national past time becoming watching TV at night, is there really any question that we have had it too easy for too long?

What can be done? Well, shot of a major disaster forcing people to work to survive, the only remedy I can think of is personal. Don't fall into complacency.

Sunday, June 25, 2006


In the past several decades, there have been many occurrences of the government overstepping it's bounds. Some examples of this include legalising abortion, virtually banning Christianity from public schools, billions of dollars of "aid" thrown at other nations, adoption the laws of UN as our own, the list goes on. These gross misuse of power begs the question, what can be done to stop, and even reverse this slid towards humanistic totalitarianism?

The first course of action to take in America, and one that many are taking, is to petition the government to right the wrongs they have committed. Another step that goes well with petitioning the government, is using your voice at the ballot box. We need to vote for the person, not the party. Elected leaders who will stand for what is right, not compromising just to gain power.

However, there may come a time (and it may be approaching soon), when these steps will not solve our problems. How can we reign in a federal government gone mad with power? When our representatives no longer listen to us, and the courts mandate whatever they want, what can be done? I believe that the man who founded this country foresaw that this could, eventually happen. That is, I believe, why the 10th amendment was part of the Bill of Rights.

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

The powers that this clause gives to the states is that of an extra layer of protection between a potentially oppressive federal government, and the people of the United States. One example of this idea being applied successfully is that of Alabama Judge Roy Moore. Before he was elected to the Supreme Court of Alabama, he was a district judge, and had a plaque of the 10 Commandments in his courtroom. A federal judge ordered it to be removed, and he refused. Upon threat of force, the Governor of Alabama threatened to defend this declaration of the foundation of law with the Alabama National Guard. When the governor interposed himself between the federal government, and Judge Moore, he defended when he knew was right against oppression. The federal government backed down, and the plaque stayed.

While I do not advocate the negligent use of this power granted to the States, I do believe that there is a time when it is necessary for the local authorities to stand up to those above them and say "this is wrong!" The local governments acting as a source of accountability for the federal government will not lead to anarchy, but to liberty.

Friday, June 23, 2006

The future of energy drinks

Google has announced their first move towards competing in the physical world with the creation of Google Gulp. This amazing new line of drinks will not only quench your thirst and give you more energy, but it will make you smarter! From Google's FAQ:

"1. How does Google Gulp work?

Well, to comprehend the long version of this answer, you'd need a PhD (from Stanford, natch). The short version is, our brains process data by sending electrical impulses called neurotransmitters between billions of neurons via axons running between synapses, much the way buses travel between stations, or MP3 files travel between felonious suburban teenagers. The molecular compound that fuels Google Gulp speeds up this process by, among various startling feats of neurochemical legerdemain, limiting the activity of the enzyme monoamine oxidase. You think faster – and feel better.

What's more, through our patented real-time DNA-scanning process, Auto-Drink™, Google Gulp is actually able to "take a picture" of your genetic profile, reconfigure its molecular composition on the fly, and subtly alter your brain's intricate mosaic of axonial patterns in order to facilitate even faster cognitive processing."

This exciting new product is available in stores now, check out Googles information page, it's definitely worth your time to become informed about this exciting new product!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Summer is finally here!

At long last, we have reached the first day of summer. The calender has finally caught up with the weather! Now, when it's in the 90s or 100s, we can say, "well, that's summer in Colorado."

In other news, arysith asked that I explain my windows virus rant. I think he was, basically, talking about a spoofed quote I wrote a couple of years ago. Here it is:

"I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify Windows. I realized that it's not actually an operating system. Every operating system on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding hardware, but Windows does not. It move to a Hard drive, and it multiplies, and multiplies, until every bit of memory is consumed. The only way it can survive is to spread to another hard drive. There is another type of software on this planet that follows the same pattern. A virus. Windows is a disease, a cancer of this planet, it is a plague, and Linux is the cure."

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Have you ever wondered why it is that so many people just assume that a scientist is right, almost regardless of what they say? I once got into an argument over evolution and many of the arguments presented for it boiled down to "because scientists say so." I have wondered since that time what makes scientists so infallible, that most people will automatically take anything they say as fact.

Having been immersed in the world of higher education for the last two years, I have been able to see what "scientists" are like. Those that I have met are smart, certainly, and they definitely know a lot about their field. However, they are really no different form a "normal" person. They just use big words and math in their explanations of how the world works. The only reason I can find that makes people assume that scientists are always right is a basic, philosophical assumption.

Government schools teach humanism in every subject. When, as the Greeks put it, "man is the measure of all things," those men that put themselves ahead of the pack will be idolized. This is seen in sports, as well as in the academic realm. Rather than taking what those people do and say, and examining it in light of a higher authority (i.e. God's word), a person with humanist assumptions will not even think of there being a higher authority than man. This is an extremely dangerous way for a single person to function, when a society becomes humanist, there is very little to stop it from swinging to either anarchy or dictatorship. If man is the highest authority, either the selfishness of human nature will drive a society into anarchy, or the idolatry of a great leader will drive it into a dictatorship.

The culture battle in America is not limited to any one area of society. Humanism has taken over the founding principles of much of America. A structure is nothing without it's foundation, and the Christian principles that America was founded on will not survive having their foundational assumptions replaced by those of humanism. The only way that America can continue to be a Christian nation is if, in the years when children are forming the foundation of their beliefs, they are taught from a Biblical, Christian point of view.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Well, I finally did it. I created a Blog. I tried to resist the urge to do so, but it seems I am too weak to keep from using every chance I get to express my opinions and beliefs.

I'll probably post political and legal analysis, for the most part. The occasional tangent is likely, variety is the spice of life, as they say. This blog will be updated as often as I have time and I feel like it. That could be a lot, or rarely.