Friday, November 1, 2013

Whitewashed Walls Will Fall

Ezekiel 13:10-12 (NIV)

10 “‘Because they lead my people astray, saying, “Peace,” when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash, 11 therefore tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall. Rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth. 12 When the wall collapses, will people not ask you, “Where is the whitewash you covered it with?”

Acts 23:3 (NIV)

3 Then Paul said to him, “God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! You sit there to judge me according to the law, yet you yourself violate the law by commanding that I be struck!”

The conversations in social media, hold power. Seek friends, and not enemies.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Works Without Love Are Dead

Paul of Tarsus used to kill Christians for the Roman occupying government. He was possibly even a member of a political party known as "Zealots."

One day, around 2000 years ago, he was on a similar "killing mission" to the city of Damascus (ironically, a city also known for its sword-makers). 

Despite all of this, or because all of this, Paul had a spiritual conversion on that road, and spent the rest of his life spreading the Gospel of love.

Below is part of a letter he wrote to the early church that he helped form. The point, I think - is that intent is just as important as actions. In fact - you could say "works without love are dead." 

I honestly think that there are deep and powerful underlying forces that cause things to happen or not happen, and I think they are based on this basic concept. . . 


1 Corinthians 13:1-3

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Sage

Joshu asked Nansen, “What is the Way?” Nansen answered, “Your ordinary mind–that is the Way.” (州云、還可趣向否) Joshu said, “Can it be grasped (for study)?” Nansen replied, “The more you pursue, the more does it slip away.” Joshu asked once more, “How can you know it is the Way?” Nansen responded, “The Way does not belong to knowledge, nor does it belong to non knowledge. Knowledge is illusion. Non knowledge is beyond discrimination. When you get to this Way without doubt, you are free like the vastness of space, an unfathomable void, so how can you explain it by yes or no?”

Upon hearing this, Joshu was awakened.

^ Traditional Zen Story ("Case 19: Nansen's Ordinary Mind")

The five colours blind the eye.
The five tones deafen the ear.
The five flavours dull the taste.
Racing and hunting madden the mind.
Precious things lead one astray.

Therefore the sage is guided by what she feels and not by what she sees.
She lets go of that and chooses this.

^ Dao De Jing Chapter 12


The eye never has enough of seeing,
    nor the ear its fill of hearing.
What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there anything of which one can say,
    “Look! This is something new”? 

I said to myself, “Look, I have increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge.” Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind.

^ Ecclesiastes 1 (excerpts)
The Sage

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Armed Revolution Soon? 29% of Americans Agree.

From Daily Kos:

Overall, the poll finds that 29 percent of Americans think that an armed revolution in order to protect liberties might be necessary in the next few years, with another five percent unsure. However, these beliefs are conditional on party. Just 18 percent of Democrats think an armed revolution may be necessary, as opposed to 44 percent of Republicans and 27 percent of independents.

Turning to attitudes toward the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012, which prompted the recent debate over the need for new gun control laws, the survey finds thatoverall, a quarter (25%) of Americans think that facts about the shootings at Sandy Hook elementary last year are being hidden and an additional eleven percent are unsure.

Read more:

Main media typically ignores these people. The people are real, and so are the guns.

"Men in Uniform Make Me, and My Kind, Feel So Safe!"

Policy Point: In addition to getting Chief Bratton here (that's "Mr. Stop and Frisk" to those who don't know), elected politicians in Oakland have also been sniffing around the genitalia of this man: Frank Zimring.

Our own city, has basically brought in the NATIO


Castelvecchi: So the assumption was there are some people who are just inherently evil and who are going to commit crimes no matter what, and the only way to avoid that is to lock them up.

ZimringThat's right [. . .]


^^^ Frank Zimring is one of the so-called "gurus" currently advising "the hill people" here in Oakland. He literally wants to lock all of us up. He was also anexpert witness against our civil self defense rights, in a Constitutional Rights case, down in LA.

Works great in Communist China, by the way.

But of course, a police state is "worth it" - Libby. . . Your people are not the ones who get arrested.

Well, I guess the other point is that the "NYC" miracle boys are nothing more than wealthy sellers of snake oil.

More about Frank Zimring: he is an enemy of all civil rights, and has served as an expert witness in legal filings that attempt to disarm citizens.

Monday, June 3, 2013

San Francisco Democratic Assemblymen Tom Ammiano Calls DHS on Homeless Person (who was really a news reporter)

At issue is California’s “Homeless Person’s Bill of Rights and Fairness Act,” a bill backed by Democratic Assemblymen Roger Dickinson and Tom Ammiano, which would grant any homeless person the right “to move freely, rest, eat, share, accept, or give food or water, and solicit donations in public spaces.”

Well, some reporters posed as actual homeless people, IN FRONT OF THE HOUSES OF THOSE TWO ENTITLED POLITICIANS, and one of them was rousted by the police, and the other one called The Department of Homeland Security on the "homeless person."

From BizPac Review:

The undercover journalists posing as homeless people loiter on the sidewalk in from of Dickinson’s home for 45 minutes, encountering several pedestrians and vehicular traffic without incident. However, when the assemblyman leaves his home and notices the ”vagrants,” it only takes a few more minutes before the police arrive.

“Basically around here, you want to keep it moving because it’s going to draw unwanted attention,” the officer admitted after some initial give-and-take. “I’m saying you don’t want to hang out in this neighborhood, really.”

In the second half of the video, the “homeless” journalists move on to the sidewalk in from if the San Francisco office of Ammiano, the second assemblyman. This time the results were more sinister.

When they loitered in front of the office without incident, they packed up their gear to call it a day. Soon Homeland Security agents arrived, demanding that the video be turned over in violation of the journalists’ Fourth Amendment rights.

Read more here:

And here:

In other words, these entitled, elite politicians feel that laws should apply to us, and not to them. . .

Monday, June 14, 2010

Oakland Riots? No Problem! Keep Up With The Latest Window Smashing By Using Twitter

Through the magic of free Gmail accounts, free Google News Alerts, RSS feeds and various other devious means, I have created a Twitter account that automatically posts news stories, as they happen, that relate to any possible Oakland riots following the Oscar Grant / Johannes Mehserle trial. The verdict is expected in a couple of weeks. . .

Here's the linky:

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Brady Campaign Has 50k Members - Not 1/2 Million Like They Claim - And They Sell Your Home Address To Anyone

Tip 'o the hat to Joe Huffman and "OG" from!

The Brady Campaign claimed in 2004 to have "about a half million" members.  Well, they actually have 50,581 members.  I have a screenshot to prove it. Unless they lost 450,000 members in six short years, they were telling an outright lie.

I'm not surprised.

Perhaps even more disturbing, on their website they say that they "will not sell your name or e-mail address to spammers or share it with unaffiliated groups."

This is also a lie.  THE ENTIRE LIST is for sale for for $3500 to anyone who wants it.  I guess if someone was a criminal and wanted to know which houses to burglarize, they could start with this list. Minimum purchase is only 5000 names ($350), and it is customizable by zip code.

ETA: some people have speculated that this is somehow a "private list" and that the buyer would not actually get to see the addresses.  I do not think this is true - "privacy" is set to "unknown" on the actual listing.  I buy lists like these all the time for my "day job" and I have NEVER encountered a list where I did not get to see the actual addresses.

In fact, if you look at the listing, you will even see an option to get the list on CD-ROM or pre-printed on mailing labels.

Brady "mailing list" for sale:
(Email addresses are an extra-cost option and are also available a little farther down on the page.)

Brady claims to have 1/2 million "members:"

Brady Campaign lies about not selling your personal info:

 Joining the Brady Campaign is like putting a big sign in front of your house saying "please come and get my stuff."

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Local Cop Advocates Shooting Law Abiding Gun Owners In The Back (On Facebook)!

ETA 02-09-2010 - I posted this on a gun forum that I am on: "Let's give this all some space and see what EPAPD is going to do, and whether Det. Tuazon will be making any further apologies or explanations. I know what he did was WRONG WRONG WRONG, but I am personally uncomfortable with just piling up on him. I think we drilled the point home with over 500 posts. Let's not go into overkill. That's just me talking, and it has to do with the values I was taught when I was growing up."


East Palo Alto, CA Detective Roderick Tuason didn't realize that actual PRO-GUN people also read Facebook.  Amazingly, he posted the following comment about law abiding gun owners on a friend's page.  Basically, he's saying "prone them out" (on the ground), and if anyone moves, kill them.  I don't make this crap up.

This is worth a call to his boss. . .

Detective Roderick Tuason
650-853-7244 / 650-853-5957 / PD's anonymous tip line at 650-853-8477

More info:

1058 Weeks Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone No: (650)804-2125 

15 Newell Rd Apt 5, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone No: (650)321-4001 

EDIT - his FB account is now deleted. . . interesting. . .