Sunday, November 27, 2005

Statistically Speaking . . .

I have been attempting to respectfully listen to this fear propaganda regarding the bird flu. And I am trying to do it without a skeptical flippant response, but really now!
My heart and prayers go out and I mean no disrespect to the individuals and families of those that have died of this malady, but the fear and propaganda is what I am addressing.
There have been less than 200 cases diagnosed on two continents in nearly a year's time. Statistics show more people die in one week, every week; due to medication errors in American hospitals and no one is afraid of that epidemic.
And let us not forget, these powers that are proponents of fear factors have yet to see one case of this influenza that has actually been trasmitted from person to person. Unlike medication errors, which literally go from person to person. This is an epidemic that concerns me, greatly.
Let me share the statistics I have been able to locate on the web and since I found it on the internet, we know it to be factual. (sarcasm)
There have been 127 reported cases of bird flu worldwide from December 2004 to November 2005, not all resulting in death. On the other hand, there were estimated between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths due to medication errors. There have been no reports of this influenza virus being passed from human contact. Of course, we know all the reports of medication errors were a result of human contact.
We are told in the book of the Revelation; of plagues and deaths caused by animals, so is it possible that this avian flu could become a global pandemic. Absolutely!
Will fear prevent a global pandemic? Fear only prevents three things: confidence, love, and logic.
Fear not little flock . . . Luke 12:32a

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Now, what was that Quote, Again?

I remember when our President said something to the effect of: If you're not with us, you're against us. This was shortly after 9/11 and appeared to be a cry to the allies, but it has really served to divide the political parties, in the post 9/11 America. When I first heard him say this, I thought he's using Scripture to rally for war? Surely not! And maybe our President was not inferring to a Scriptural reference like he did on the USS Abraham Lincoln in the famous MISSION ACCOMPLISHED speech. (another blog, another day)
But back to this quote . . . Has anyone else noticed the number of weather related problems that America has faced in the last three or four years? How many hurricanes? This year, we ran out of letters to start the names. And tornadoes in very unusual parts of the country at very unusual times of year. And the floods in the New England area? And the drought in the midwest? As soon as we had it all figured out about making ethanol out of corn to counter the high crude prices, we had a corn blight.
Since I do know Who controls the weather and the seasons, I have really wondered if G~d Himself isn't showing us where He stands regarding that quote. Would there be so much devastation from weather and storms if G~d was for us? Wouldn't it at least be worth considering?

The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: . . .The voice of the LORD is powerful

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Eminent Domain was Imminent

Ah, it's been awhile since I blogged. The cares of the world have been a burden, to say the least. Two Supreme Court positions open and nominations, appointments, wars, approval ratings, hurricanes, FEMA, and what happened to Social Security reform? The list is endless, now isn't it . . .
I personally thought the nomination of Harriet Miers was bold and strategic. It let our "fearless" leader know just how blindly loyal his followers are. I thought it was a pretty good way to see just how much "political capital" he could spend. Turns out, like with so many guys that are buying a "round for the house," he seemed to "be a little short" when it came time to pay the tab. But really, that's a blog for another day. I want to talk about Judge Souter. I guess one can do that without fear, here in the land of the "free."
How is it that Judge Souter is being "judged" to have changed from the conservative vote? This issue of eminent domain just proves he is doing exactly what was expected by the man that appointed him. Does it get anymore republican than to take from the poor and middle class and give to the rich? The so called "conservatives" may say they are up in arms about this man's vote, but really he is representing those that put him in his position. After all, he was nominated by the president that introduced the concept of the "new world order," like that was a good idea. G~d's Word is pretty clear about this world order business and "who" is behind that!
So, the way I see it, Eminent Domain has been IMMINENT since the first Bush administration, but then so has war in the middle east and crazy gas prices and . . . What is this, a family tradition? Is this simply a case of politics being the family business? Has Judge Souter really changed his stand and views or has he done exactly what was expected from his party and appointment?
insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

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