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Friday, August 7, 2020

The Leaves are Out.

2020 is the stranger our mothers warned us about. Let's take a side trail today into the world of Bible prophecy. These verses are from the KJV, but I'm updating most of the old English for readability. I'm using Matthew 24. Similar passages are in Mark 13 and Luke 21.

Matthew 24:6-8 6And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and diseases, and earthquakes, in diverse places. 8All these are the beginning of sorrows.

In verse 7 the word word rendered nation is the Greek word ethnos and could be translated race, but the meaning of it is culture group. Race against race. Culture against culture. We're seeing that in the U.S. right now, although I believe the riots are cultural and not racial. It's Marxism versus American democracy. Race is a cover. It's a kulturkampf.

Verses 9 through 31 go into detail about things that happen in the end times including the second coming. The following verses tell the timing of that.

Matthew 24 32-3432 32Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When its branch is yet tender, and puts out leaves, you know that summer is near: 33So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34Truly I say to you, This generation shall not pass[away], till all these things be fulfilled.

From the Old Testament we know that the fig tree is Israel. Thus, when Israel is reborn as a nation, that generation will see the return of Jesus. The problem is that the Bible doesn't define how long a generation is, though there have been many theories. It's been a conundrum down through the ages However, around 2008 it occurred to me one that we don't necessarily have to know how long that is. Instead, we need to know how long a human lifespan is, and by definition a generation can't be longer than that. The Bible does defines the lifespan.

Psalm 90:10 The days of our years are seventy; and if by reason of strength they be eighty years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

The human lifespan is seventy or at most eighty years. It doesn't matter how long people live in the real world. The Bible uses its own definitions for certain terms. Israel was legally reborn at 12:01a.m. on May 15, 1948. In order to determine a limit on when the second coming can occur, we just add 70 or 80 to 1948, and voilĂ . The limit for seventy has already passed. The limit for 80 is some time in December of 2027. In order for the Bible to be consistent with itself, the second coming has to occur before that. Remember. It's not a date for the second coming. It's a limit on how late it can happen. It can occur any time before that but no later. This calculation uses the 360-day prophetic year, not the Gregorian calendar year. Using the modern calendar would only push it back 10 months, however.

But this post is not interested in that. We're interested in the beginning of the Tribulation, which starts seven years before the second coming. Subtracting 7 from 2027 puts us in 2020. The Tribulation should begin late this year. Based on research I haven't published, a more specific date for the beginning of the Tribulation is the week of November 9th. If you believe in the Rapture, then that would have to occur before November, even as soon as Rosh Hashana in September, but I don't believe sooner.

If all this is correct and the Tribulation begins this year, what can we expect until then? From above: "nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and diseases, and earthquakes, in diverse places. 8All these are the beginning of sorrows." The word translated sorrows is actually pangs as in birth pangs. We would call them contractions. We're looking at more ethnic/cultural strife and diseases and famines and earthquakes. Think of the contraction metaphor. If the second coming is in 2027, that makes SARS-CoV-2 a contraction. Very few people are affected, but the whole world has tensed up. It's the same for the rioting we're seeing.

If famines and earthquakes are going to be contractions, they could only affect a few people while shaking the entire world the way the virus has. Will we see another contraction before November? There's no guarantee, but if we do, I'd expect it to be famine or earthquake. Famine is obvious, although what famine shakes the whole world? It would have to be something different than we're used to seeing. The same with an earthquake. Perhaps a volcano like Krakatoa. Krakatoa is in Indonesia. When it exploded in 1883, the sound was heard in London, England. If something like that happened today, very few people would be affected, but it would shake the world. A contraction could be nation against nation, war. More on that below. Regardless of what the contraction is, it would have to be world-shaking for it to count.

As we draw closer to September, I've been thinking about this more. It's been a long wait since 2008 to see if all this actually happens according to this timeline. If the anti-Christ confirms the covenant in November, it means he would have to be on the world stage performing miracles shortly prior to that in order to rally the world to the new age of peace. Interestingly, Israel may unilaterally implement the Trump peace plan before the middle of September. That's when the U.N. General Assembly comes back in session from their vacation. No, Trump is not the anti-Christ. If Israel does, it might trigger the War of Gog and Magog, a contraction. There have been a lot of bombings in Iran that "experts" think are Israel's way of triggering a war before the U.S. election in November, just in case Trump loses. This summer could get very interesting very quickly.

But what if nothing happens? Then it would look like one of Jesus's prophecies failed. I've already seen a translation that changes "This generation shall not pass" to "this people" will not pass. I assume the translator expected that prophecy to be a problem for the religion and took steps to avoid that. I expect the various translations would change the verse, and the religion would go on. However, I'm trying to be more positive. This year is very strange. I'm anticipating more. We may have seen nothing yet.

Have a great weekend. 

Friday, July 31, 2020

More Bad Covid News

Two studies in Germany have found heart damage in Covid-19 patients months after recovery(The video at the top has nothing to do with the article.). This echoes a British study that found what seems to be permanent lung damage in asymptomatic carriers. So, the patients are taking organ damage, and the people with no symptoms are doing the same. Be careful out there. This thing is far more dangerous than the media is reporting. If people with no symptoms are taking organ damage, this is something I don't want to catch.

In last my internet provider series blog, I mentioned a disconnection problem I was having soon after I turned on my computer. My internet connection would last so many seconds, and then I'd have to reconnect after which it was fine. I updated the last blog about that with the news that the problem was the USB network card I was using. I replaced it with a TP-Link one, the same brand as the travel router I use, and now it works fine. I can now turn the computer on and be online just like I did with DSL. The speeds are decent, but I probably will end up getting a signal booster that would make it faster as well as give me better phone coverage indoors.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, July 24, 2020

End of the Narrative

A week and a half after the protests started in Minneapolis, it occurred to me that I hadn't seen any proof that race or racism had anything to do with the George Floyd killing. I mentally went through the facts instead of the emotions, and everything pointed away from racism and toward ordinary police brutality. As brutal as the video was, it didn't show racism. Racism is in the mind and heart. The video didn't show those. It only showed physical actions.

The chain of evidence leading away from racism and toward police brutality now has a bombshell link. According to this article, Derek Chauvin has been married to a Hmong refugee woman for ten years. After the killing she filed for divorce, but they're still presently married. If Chauvin was a racist, why would he marry a foreign-born, brown-skinned, minority woman? Oh, he's not a racist. The George Floyd death was about something else, perhaps a personal feud from when Chauvin and Floyd worked security in the same building.

The false racism narrative is over. It's time to put people who are committing criminal acts in jail and restore law and order.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Asymptomatic Trouble

I went to Walmart to get some medium(painting supply) that costs around $3 instead of $11 elsewhere online.What I found instead is that supply chain disruptions are affecting more than just food supplies.

While I was there I shopped for some house shoes and found empty pegs where regular shoes should be.

I saw things like this all over the store, some worse and some better. Sometimes it would be an empty section like the shoes. Sometimes it would be empty spots where a specific product used to be. Rubbing alcohol hasn't been available since March. There are empty food spots. Toilet paper and paper towels and such have entire sections of emptiness. It makes me wonder how long it's going to last.

Trouble in Coronatown
A new report came out this week, but I doubt you saw it on the news. Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers are taking lung damage. I assume they're taking other organ damage as well, but the study focused on the lungs. So, all those "strong, healthy people" who shrug off the virus, don't even know they have it and don't seem affected are actually taking what seems to be permanent organ damage. We won't know for sure how lasting the damage is until a future time when later tests can be compared to current ones.

In other bad news, 60% of infected people don't develop antibodies, and 14% of the people who do lose them within a few weeks to perhaps a few months, which means people can get the virus more than once and take damage each time. Between these two findings, it looks like young, healthy people will be dying also, just at a later date than weaker, older people. Since antibodies are so quickly ineffective, don't expect a vaccine based on them to be any more effective than temporary. Some of this info is in this video. Profanity caution in the 11th minute. He's quoting an account from a Covid patient in which the patient says something naughty. Other than that it's clean.

I guess the media will be withholding the bad news until later, perhaps until after the election or when younger people start dropping. Hmm, what about the protesters, rioters and police attackers? The problem is slowly solving itself.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Internet Problem Solution? Part 4

A couple of months ago I started what turned out to be a series about my internet problems. I have Windstream, and they only offer 1.5Mbps top speed. Where I live. During a routine search for wireless internet I found a Sprint plan that offers 100GB of data for $60/month. Soon afterward, YouTube recommended a video that led me to Visible, a cell phone company owned by Verizon that offers unlimited, $25/month 4G LTE data with no throttling to 2G. There's no data cap. It's truly unlimited. The closest to a throttle is a 5Mbps cap for people who use their phones as mobile hotspots, which is why I want it. Even throttled, 5Mbps is 3.3 times faster than Windstream's top speed. Where I live. However, the throttle seems to be for people in cities where high network traffic is a problem. People outside a city, like me, are reporting not being throttled. After more than a month of usage, I'm not being throttled.

At first I used a combination of Windstream and Visible, switching back and forth because I didn't have a wifi router that could bridge my home network to the internet through Visible alone. I could connect with my PC but not my other devices. Visible allows one device to be connected to the phone at a time. I got a router. Everything runs through that now. I've been using Visible only for over a week now. It would have been longer, but Verizon did some network maintenance for a week, and I ended up using Windstream for over a week then. Plus, I knew I would have to reset my smart devices to the new network, and that's a big pain. I dragged my feet on that.

When I first set up my Visible phone as a hotspot, I had it in the window nearest my PC. A 1.59GB software update that normally takes three to four hours took 48 minutes. It was amazing, but the speed in that window was inconsistent. I was getting mostly in the 4Mbps to 6Mbps range with lower speeds and spikes to around 10 to 12. I took my phone to other windows but could only get the same number of bars. I started looking at signal boosters. As part of that, I had to download a couple of apps. One tells me which cell phone band I'm on, band 13. The other tells me signal strength. I tested the signal outside, looking for a spot where a booster might go. It was disappointing. On a whim I tested the windows nearest my PC. I discovered that if I moved the phone to different places in the windows the signal strength changed. I found this one spot in this one window where the signal went from OK to Good. The first speed test was 28.4Mbps. Wow!

Sadly, I don't get that speed during normal usage. What I do get varies by time of the evening. The later it is the faster it is. One night late I downloaded a software package and was getting a range of 18MBps to 22Mbps with spikes up to 24 and dips down to just under 16. Mostly, it was 18 to 22. Last night earlier in the evening, I had a software update that was downloading at around 9Mbps and below with instances of 11 or so. It was the same one that took 48 minutes in the original window but only took about 30 or less this time. I could get faster, more reliable speeds by getting a $100+ signal booster. I might do that after the next stimulus plan, especially if I replace my current cell phone with a Visible one. My current cell phone plan costs $15/month. Switching would cost an extra $10/month and give me unlimited data with no caps. A booster would give me a good signal to take advantage of that. I usually get a poor signal away from a window.

If I got a signal booster, I think I would be getting around 40Mbps. That assumes I only get three bars. I could get 5. People near towers report speeds of 37Mbps to 78Mbps. The booster would likely be in a spot that gets two bars. Boosters typically raise the signal strength by at least one bar. It depends on local conditions. There's a hill between me and the tower. I'm estimating at least one more bar. However, I'd have to buy a booster to know for sure. The booster antenna is far larger than a cell phone antenna.

So, going from 1.5Mbps Windstream to 10Mbps to 22MBps 4G LTE is totally doable. Pages load faster. I didn't realize how slowly pages were loading until now. Downloads are faster. I can count it in minutes instead of hours. The whole internet experience is better, and I actually save time not waiting on pages to load.

However, it's not perfect. DSL is always on. Cell data isn't. DSL speed is consistent. Cell data isn't. But. These are minor inconveniences compared to the benefits. Speed is way better. Visible costs $25/month. Windstream costs about $98/month. Something that happens when I first turn on the computer is that it'll connect to the internet and then lose connection. I reconnect manually, and it's fine after that. Sometimes it works right away without a reconnect. Sometimes the reconnect happens later in the evening. Sometimes I never have to reconnect. Once reconnected, it's very much like having DSL as far as begin always on. I don't have to wait to establish a cellular connection for every site. It's so seamless I forget it's a cellular network. And I don't know for sure the reconnect problem isn't the router. It's a small travel router that I'm using in bridge mode.

The only other real "problem" is that I run my network through a cell phone, and hotspot usage burns a lot of battery even with a 5,000Mah battery. I'm used to having my smart devices always on, but I'm thinking about turning the hotspot off when I'm sleeping in order to save battery life. I have to charge it every day to day and a half. I wouldn't care about the battery, but I have a Moto G7 Power with a non-removable one. To replace it, I'd have to buy a special kit. The process isn't rocket science, but that step where I'd have to microwave a bean bag thingy to place on the phone to loosen the glue inside kind of bothers me. I may end up doing that anyway just for the convenience.

One note about data usage. Visible is truly unlimited, but it's supposed to be cell phone data not home internet data, although they claim they don't care if phones are used as hotspots. Nevertheless, I'm being careful not to abuse the data privilege, especially since it's not throttled to 5Mbps like it's supposed to be. :) The phone I got from them is used for internet only. I still have my regular cell phone. What I'm thinking about doing is upgrading my phone to a Visible phone and using each phone as my internet connection two weeks out of the month. The reasoning behind that is that regardless of what Visible, which is owned by Verizon, says they're tracking high data users. The standard trigger for problem users is 60GB/month. My estimated monthly data usage falls between 40GB to 60GB. I use at least a GB a day or more, not counting software updates. If I split that between two phones, it would be really hard to hit that trigger. I could use up to 120GB and not worry about it.

This is probably the last blog in this series. Despite the battery quirk and the reconnect quirk, it's so wonderful to have a decent internet speed at home first time.

Have a great weekend.

UPDATE: July 31, 2020
The disconnection problem turned out to be an old, 2.4GHz USB network card I was using that I bought in 2015 but never actually needed until now. Since I've replaced it with a new, 5GHz capable USB card, I don't get disconnected soon after I turn the computer on any more. It connects automatically and stays connected just like DSL.I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but the new USB network card and the travel router I'm using are both TP-Link products. They work well together.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Safety First and the Crazy Ones

Florida sheriff says he may deputize gun owners against protesters. This is mostly a feel good story, although his opponents seem to be grandstanding. I read some of the comments when this story first came out yesterday. Anecdotally, having armed opposition in place prevents rioting. One comment said the bad guys came into town, saw the guns and immediately left. Good job. Another comment said that even with a small number of armed citizens a protest started peacefully and stayed peaceful. Good job. Protesting peacefully is good. Rioters need to be met with guns.

This next story comes from the insanity file. Alabama college students are throwing "Covid parties" where they invite infected people and gamble on who gets sick first. Have they lost their minds? Pretty much. From its DNA, we know the SARS-CoV-2 virus has an added furin cleavage site, which is why it's able to attack not just one organ like the lungs but also the heart, the kidneys, the liver, the intestines, blood vessels, etc. Even healthy, recovered people are having lasting damage from Covid-19. Getting it on purpose is insane.
Today's blog is short. This week wasn't very exciting. I replaced part of a wall in the bathroom. A water leak had damaged the wall and caused mold. It was tiring work. I hope to finish up on the ceiling next week.

Have a great weekend and a happy Fourth of July!

Friday, June 26, 2020

The Unreported Subtext

It's obvious by now that rioting and destruction of statues have nothing to do with any police killing. What exactly is the agenda behind destroying statues and taking down paintings?

Social justice warriors. If you're online enough, you see news stories about social justice warriors doing insane things in the name of social justice. You may even have heard that social justice warriors are fighting for "equality." That sounds good on paper, but reality is far different. Social justice is a pillar of Marxism. The concept of social justice is that all human suffering is because people aren't equal. Or perhaps don't feel equal? If people could be made equal, human suffering would end, utopia would spring forth! and mankind would enter a paradise. One could call it a workers paradise. Individuals are irrelevant and only the group counts. Can you name the most famous social justice warrior of the 20th century? Adolph Hitler. The Nazis were unstoppable social justice warriors who constantly fought "injustice" against whomever. It was all a trick to gain votes and power just like it is now.

Tearing down statues is part of a strategy. The purpose is to destroy cultural icons. It's destroying images of the past. It's removing a culture's history and reminders of who they are as a people. Defunding police is a part of the same strategy. The purpose of that is to destroy cultural institutions. The United States is about law and order. The police are part of the American cultural institution of law and order. If the police are removed, who will take their place? Heroes of the revolution, left-wing fascist groups.

When you connect all the dots, what we're seeing on the news is a coordinated attempt at a Marxist-style revolution. They're trying to bring about an American spring just like the Arab spring. They're attacking American cultural statues, not just Confederate ones. Defacing the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument have nothing to do with a police killing. It has purpose.

The problem with Marxism is that it inevitably, inevitably leads to genocide. Over 100,000,000 people were murdered in the 20th century alone in the name of Marxism and by extension social justice. One hundred million people is a lot. If the rioters and revolutionaries have their way, genocide will come to the U.S. Everyone murdered in the riots was murdered in the name of social justice. Technically, the genocide is already here. If successful, it won't stop. They'll go after all enemies. Christians, Jews, Republicans, Conservatives. Anyone who speaks the truth will be an enemy.

Political correctness is social fascism. It's a deliberate strategy to eliminate free speech in the U.S., and it originates from Marxist forces that have come out of hiding in recent weeks. There's been an escalation of firings based on political correctness. People who have broken no laws are losing their jobs because they had the courage to point out that the Democrat party is doing something wrong. Free speech is only allowed if it's approved by the party.

The media is underplaying and misrepresenting the threat to the democracy. If it goes beyond a few, violent troublemakers, we'll end up in a genuine fight for freedom in this country. Now is the time to stand up against the Nazis, not later when it would be too late. The riots are our Kristallnacht moment. Now is the time for focused prayer. Our founding documents are our covenant with God. If this revolution destroys our Constitution, it will break our covenant connection to God. The U.S. would become a country like the other countries. We need to invoke our covenant in prayer.

If the government is incapable of facing this threat the way it's incapable of facing the pandemic, it will be up to the people to stop the evil. Forewarned is forearmed.

Have a great weekend.