Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Personal Update

Personally, I'm not worried about this, but the precautioned preparer in me wanted to ask for some prayers.

Over the weekend I had a horrible headache, and the scale of it is almost unheard of for me. That's a symptom of tetanus. This morning, my jaw began to tighten. Okay....

Now it doesn't seem to be too bad, at least not for the past half of the day (headache has also lessened). Apparently this could be the after-effects of the vaccination. It looks probable at the moment (via a little personal digging--hey, what else am I supposed to do?) that I'm just experiencing some side-effects. However, if somehow they shot me with the wrong gunk, or if it somehow still germinated or whatever...it's often fatal.

So, if I buy the farm on this one, you all have been so great. Really.

(LOL. Sorry. Couldn't resist some half-humor there. Ha!)

Love you all,

Spencer

The Nazi-Communist Connection

I only saw a shortish segment today, but it was impressive. Take a look and see what you find. I don't know what this website is, but it appears that they have all of today's broadcast (that's the one you're supposed to see, 3/29/2010)....

I'd like to see more research (can we say a spiffy, thick book?), but I have to say, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised.

Spencer

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Bear with me

First, I have an apology to make.

I hope you can understand what's going on with me right now. For the past week, I've been obsessed with the current state of affairs in this country. I've told you that I needed your help and that I would soon ask. However, I am going to have to put that on hold for the time being.

NO - I am no less concerned. However, as I've tried to figure out just exactly what needs to be done, and just what exactly this Unarmed Uprising is going to comprise...well, let's just suffice it to say that I have some serious thinking to do before I launch into anything too deep. (I also am working more than ever, am sick, and have this very strange headache....)

I simply have no idea how to do this. We need change--yes! Oh, yes! I know what we need, but how is the question. I was going to start barraging you all with "action items," and don't think I won't in the coming days, but I must refrain from completely formulating my "uprising" tactics just yet. I need some more time.

What I'm thinking so far:

First, SELF. If we don't change ourselves, if we don't come back to the Gospel of Jesus Christ (sans touchy-feely Rick Warren-isms) and go all the way with it, transforming our entire lives, outlooks, and ways of working in this world, we're screwed.

Second, this is not just about healthcare. There are countless other political issues we must not ignore; guns, abortion, marriage, homeschooling...all of them come to mind. This is a total, all-encompassing thing, not one single piece of legislation. Don't forget this, please. You will see me continue to push hard for things like the 2nd Amendment and Parental Rights, etc.

And now I would like to present to you a few links that illustrate some examples of what to do that I think have merit. I'm still not done thinking and praying here, but this is a start.

Doug Phillips of Vision Forum offers the first glimmer of hope I've yet seen; a way to get truly Christian healthcare, outside of Obama's socialism-smacking bill!

Now as you know I don't always agree with Mr. Beck, but this week he's been kicking butt (from what I've seen anyways). Watch this video, 4:22 and on. He is emphasizing self-reliance; Beck says, "You wanna know when they're spooked? When we don't need them!" Here here! (Guns and survivalism anyone?)

In an old article I linked once before, Chuck Baldwin outlines his plan to regain American freedom via the states and only the states. Some serious stuff in here.

And here's another goodie. Ignore the Feds, and concentrate on the states. Antebellum!


My brothers and sisters, we must prepare for the coming fight. I implore you to search yourselves and the world around you; I ask you to take this journey of truth with me. We cannot afford to lose.

To the Death of Amsoc!

Spencer

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The straw that broke the camel's back

I thank you all for your many comments on my last post. I asked many of you to read it and tell me what you thought; I can see the astounding amount of support. Remember when I asked you if you were with me?

It's because I need you all just now. This is the straw that broke the camel's back for Spencer. My mind is spinning like mad, and while this (politics, I mean) doesn't come naturally to me, I'm coming up with some ideas, at least to start with.

Very soon, I'm going to ask for your help. Be prepared for our unarmed uprising.

Spencer

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Now it begins

This morning, I woke up after a late night and an eventful weekend, which had ended as no day in this country has ever ended. This morning I woke up and wished that the realization that came to me almost instantaneously was the remnant of a bad dream.

This morning, each and every citizen of the United States woke up to a country injected, directly into its core, with Amsoc.

Anyone read ever George Orwell's 1984? Stay tuned for my pending review (tidbit: I don't recommend it), but for now allow me to speak a little bit about it for sake of the current discussion. "Ingsoc" was English Socialism, in the book--and now I think that we can call what we now have--what has been thrust upon us, against the will of the supposedly "by the people" government, by a mere seven congress-criminals--Amsoc. American Socialism. One of the deadliest philosophies in the history of all the world has made its home in the strategic center of our union--Capitol Hill.

In my entire life, I have never before seen such a blatant attack upon my great nation's citizens (the true sovereigns in this land!). Congress was a means to prevent "mobocracy"--and as mobocracy got this president elected, so no an even more dangerous form of government gave rise to this. I can only identify it as a cruel form of dictatorship. What else can one call this something enforced?

"This is what change looks like," or so said the president today. I heard that the news was met with smiles, hugs and high-fives by him and those near. Is this how our leader commemorates the trampling of the will of his people? Apparently so.

Very ironic, that I had my final piece of health care on the day that a piece of American freedom would be attacked--I cannot say died, because freedom did not die. Perhaps this knowledge would be met with dismay by certain people today, but American freedom--true freedom--will never die. Remember that, and believe it.

I had no insurance, but I was able to pay for my own health care (technically saving money--the few times I see the doctor would cost far less, at least for me, than just plain insurance). I can have insurance, and get care, and I can be uninsured, and still get care. So why enforce this on me and my people? Can anyone guess? Perhaps this is not about health care?

This was a mistake. Not only will they likely be all kicked out when the elections come (and don't think they didn't know this, and this is frightening, because to me it seems to convey that they are not merely greedy power-grabbers, but they truly do believe in all of this and are willing to sacrifice for it), but the guys like you and me simply will not stop causing trouble for them.

What I have to say to them? If you think that I--we--are just like 1984's Winston Smith, then, oh, how you have underestimated us.

Why I say it "begins"? Because--this isn't over yet.

I am calling for a what I can only think to call an Unarmed Uprising.

Who is with me?


Spencer

Monday, March 22, 2010

An Addition

I've decided to add something. I do have something to say.

The will of the people has been ignored. My reply to those who ignore their employers?

HANDS OFF MY COUNTRY!

Spencer

It Passed

I don't even know what to say.

I have no words to write. I feel sick to my stomach, I am saddened and shocked, and I am beyond stunned.

What do we do now?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

ObamaCare

I'm not sure if it will happen, but word is the vote is today.

It's in God's hands.

Spencer

Easy

Maybe I'll post more later, but for now...

Who says tetanus shots hurt???

(Yes, I got a clinic to shoot me up earlier today.)

Spencer

P.S. Mrs. Brown...do I still have to do the bitters?

Ghosts

All of you here should already be familiar with my position on "aliens".

I was largely introduced to this way of thinking by Ron Rhodes in his book, Alien Obsession (I need to read it again so I can more accurately recommend it to people--I don't remember any issues when I read it when I was rather young, though). Suffice it to say that I am more than convinced that the theory he subscribes to (not unique to only Rhodes) is nothing short of fact. "Aliens" are not false, but real. The only thing is, they are not true extraterrestrials from other planets besides our own. They are literal demons, masquerading as beings from other parts of the universe in order to do what the devil does best--deceive. Have you ever read anything by someone who is what they call an abductee? It's clear that these events are real, and even more clear that the culprit is far different from what most people think. It is the work of the enemy.

I more recently read Alien Intrusion by Gary Bates (a few years back), and I offer this in my Amazon store. It's written from a clear Creationist and Christian point of view (Bates goes over why the idea of beings from other planets is wrong scientifically and Biblically). If that isn't enough, Vision Forum sold it at one point, and Answers in Genesis promotes it, amongst other groups. I beg you to please get a copy for yourself. It might scare you silly, but it's one I think just about everyone (who is old enough--it is no kiddie book) should read. That said, Bates is of the same opinion: aliens are demons. This is a very deep topic, and one that has a little personal history (NO I never saw little green men in my bedroom), but I won't attempt to do it injustice here.

So what's all this have to do with ghosts? Tonight I'm going to advance my own theory. I don't believe it's fair nor wise to write-off all paranormal encounters as balderdash and fakery. I keep an open mind about this sort of thing. The Bible makes it very clear that otherworldly forces are constantly at work. But it is also clear that talk of ghosts always comes straight to the most un-Godly of philosophies. So what's the problem here?

First, we need to define the word ghost. To most people, a ghost is a departed spirit of a once-living human that, for whatever reason, still stalks the earth. Why this is unbiblical? One, when you die, your spirit does not remain stuck on earth. Two, there are only two kinds of spirits--angels and demons (humans do not count, at least for the purposes of this discussion). Demons were once angels. The Bible tells us much about them both; their doings, their capabilities, and their work (whomever they may serve).

So, if they aren't dead people's spirits, what are they? Clearly, they are not physical (at least not always). The malevolent nature of most paranormal encounters tells us that they are not angels.

They are demons.

At least, that's what I think.

So why do they often appear as deceased loved ones, "known" entities (such as figures in history, etc), and such? Well, if the angels of the Bible can take on the shape of things such as humans (and they did), why not demons (as Rhodes pointed out in his alien book, after all, they are fallen angels)? And why not as ghosts (or even aliens)? I remember watching a show on television last summer. The most disturbing yet captivating paranormal story I've ever heard, it concerned a young woman constantly tormented in her sleep by what is known as The Hag (experienced by apparently many, many different people). This entity, amongst other things, once appeared to her as her own daughter. While I can't prove that all this happened, I have no reason to believe that it didn't.

These are my own positations on the subject; I have never heard them proposed nor even considered. This is only what my limited knowledge has come up with. Drawing people into the paranormal, the Occult, and all such matters suits Beelzebub well, and as he is the master of deceit, what better way to do that then to come calling as, say, your dead lover? Very effective.

To those who might make the claim that even considering such ideas is wrong in the name of Christianity, may I ask if we should willfully make ourselves ignorant of the wiles of the roaring lion? I don't think so. It's the Enemy to End All Enemies we are dealing with here. Thus, Spencer is concerned. (And I also believe in this sort of thing; you may remember that I once had my own spiritual encounter, although it was just with a stark plain demon and not a traditional "ghost".)

Very recently I was excited to find that Ron Rhodes has a book on this topic. I had no idea. I recently bought it, and it just came in the mail today. I know little of Rhodes beyond the books of his that I have read, and I have zero knowledge of what he will say in this book.

Might my ideas be worth something? We will wait and see.

Spencer

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Um, well....

So, y'all....anyone know anything about tetanus?

Yeah...I kinda stepped on a rusty nail today--and it went right through me shoe and into me foot. Deep. And...yo, I gots no insurance at the moment. Anyone know any spiffy remedies or anything? I'm going to see what I can do tommorrow about going to a clinic for a shot. I'm not into vaccines or even the doc very much, but I seriously need to take care of myself right now. Too long of a story to tell, but seriously, I can't miss a single day of work at this current moment in time.

I cleaned it as best as I could (it happened this afternoon) and I know it's only crazy odds that you'll actually get it (but isn't it usually fatal?) and I am confidant all will be well, but still...if it was just me, I wouldn't worry, so never mind about that, k? A few prayers would be appreciated--I need to get a shot, and I need to get one cheap (hopefully the 24 or so hours in between now and then won't kill me, haha).

Besides! Wouldn't that just be a sucky way to die? Man, Imma either go down old in bed or in some epic battle. A rusty nail? Now is that at all Spencerian? Ok, ok--I was chasing a lizard, I admit it--that is somewhat Spencerian, but still. I'll be fine; I'm just going to be unusual and actually act in a normal social manner on this one, ok?

Spencer

P.S. Oh! I get it now! The nail was run by a computer...that in turn was run by SKYNET! Blasted machines!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

GOA: House Vote On Anti-gun ObamaCare Scheduled

Due to my busy life of late, my "political" activity has dropped. I hope to remedy this; please help me in speaking out right now. All you have to do is click a couple of buttons; they wrote out the letter for you. What more do you want? This is ten times easier than even eBay!

Spencer

Dinostalgia

Aahhhh! Oh man, I remember this guy! I had two of him! What's more, a little over a month ago I found a box of old toy dinosaurs that hadn't really been opened for at least six years. Having reentered the field of dinosaur model collecting, I had a fantastic time, checking out my "new" models all the while strolling down the lane of some of my fondest childhood memories.

At least I know who the maker is now (an added bonus for museum collectibles like me, they're from a Smithsonian partnership). I also have a Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Deinoncychus (I think?), Dimetrodon, ground sloth and Smilodon. Woot!

Dinosaurs are cool. Dinosaurs are way cool. 8-D

Spencer

Sunday, March 14, 2010

If you're listening to this, you are the Resistance

This post is in continuation of my earlier one on the same subject. Yes, I'm returning to it once again.

I still want you all to consider and think on the scenario presented in said post, but I will not return to it in detail here. Instead, let's look at some much likelier scenarios.

Social robots? Yes, we will most definitely have them. Covered lightly in a recent Popular Mechanics issue (see below image)--an article that also made a bit of a mockery of "doomsday" types such as myself--the one thing robotics gurus can agree on is that we desperately need an ethics code for these machines. But before a few collaborating bot-builders worried about that, they made at least one robot with an "anger response". It appears to be merely an artificial charade, but still. Is it just me, or is something freaky here?


The short answer? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!


Both Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazines cover robotics on occasion (several recent issues have had cover stories on this topic). I recommended them, among other things, to help yourself keep up on such developments. However, both magazines are far too bright and hopeful about it all.* Another reason to read them--the initial reason I first started to do so when I was a teen--is that they also cover new military technologies. This area is also cause for concern today. For example, while UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are a beautiful idea, the advances made along these lines will be (and are) being applied to projects with a more autonomous unit in mind. Social robots, and now robots that fight for us? Not good, not good.

On the other hand, however, I do understand some of the desire for technological progression. Advances in science, engineering, and so on and so forth is hard-wired into man, and often it can be seen as a "Why shouldn't we?" issue. However, with so much at stake here, I'd like to put the brakes on a little and take a look at the furnace before we stick our arm into it.

We will have robots that cook for us, robots that make our cars, clothes, and houses. We will have robots that transport us places, fix our broken television sets, and take out our garbage. I hope, but am not so naively stupid as to think that we will not see robots as invalid care units, surgical units, or even day care and babysitting units. Terrifying.

On a military scale, think about this or a moment: One day I expect to see armies of drones, "led" by human commanders. Gigantic powerhouse nations will find it lazily simple to massacre other nations by such methods. With robotic vehicles, aircraft, ships, and likely even soldiers, what is to stop a cutting-edge army from programming each and every one of its military attack robots to seek and destroy every single living human being inside of a certain area? With GPS, this would be almost unbelievably simple. Am I the only one who thinks about these things? As pessimistic as I sometimes can be, I can't believe that.

I spoke to someone today about this topic. I am not afraid to bring it up, albeit I am pretty much always the only man in the room who would believe in such a thing. However, said person today said, "Rise of the Machines was more than just a movie." Perhaps someone is using his head a little?

This once came up with another acquaintance of mine, via the film I, Robot. The lady considered the film scary, and I affirmed my belief that we will have robots such as, or similar to, those seen in the film. Her response was, "Eeeew!" and a joke was born. A couple of weeks ago, I teased her again about it. "You're weird!", she said.

I merely replied, without missing a beat, "No, I'm just a prophet."

My own words at that very moment surprised me greatly; I felt like I had uttered a cocky and pompous statement and it didn't even feel like my own words (was more like someone had popped it into my mouth, bypassing my brain). No, I am no prophet (I still feel bad about that statement), but I do try to be what one commenter once called me: a watchman. That's one of the main reasons I have this blog. I have a reader base now, and if I think something should be known, I'll broadcast it until I'm blue in the face, and then do it a little more. Dont care to listen? Tough cookies; I'm not shutting up, about this, or about anything I believe is important.

The machines are coming. It would be wise to mount our resistance before it becomes an issue of mortal importance.

Spencer

*Of late I have decided that my understanding is far too lacking and my detailed knowledge even more inferior; I wish to remedy this, and plan on reading some AI books in the (hopefully) near future. This one caught my eye, considering my musings in the past(one, two, three). In the end I'd really prefer some literature by a guy that is more like John Conner than these oh-so-common Pollyannas, though....

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tips on Building a Library

If you know anything about me, you know that I'm practically obsessed with books. I'm obsessed with books because I'm obsessed with knowledge, and the fact of the matter is that you simply cannot commit to true education without books. From nearly the beginning of time until now, the written word has been used to convey information to the current, as well as later, generations. Even our Heavenly Father himself spoke to his people through a book. Don't you think he could have done it through a song, or even a movie if he had wanted to? Of course. But he didn't. He used simple marks on paper. There is indeed something special about the written word.

That said, I buy books for two reasons. The first is, clearly, for myself. You won't ever see me buy books on sports or snatch up the latest Harlequin romance novel. Instead, you will see me drooling over the latest paleontology publications, buying histories, and trying to track down pure editions of the great military strategy manuals. You will also see me pay attention to the books of my opponents, up to and including using their own literature; subjects ranging from false religions, to Evolution, to aliens are represented. I even once bought a cheap (used) copy of The Communist Manifesto (which then strangely disappeared, never to be seen again--weird). You won't find much fiction; I'm not into much of it, and if I'm going to buy it, it has to be good (a good start is G.A. Henty). All this reflects my desire to build an archive. Did I mention that I also have a massive magazine collection and also buy documentaries? I'm "obsessed" with learning. I told you that. This is all part of it. I won't quit.

The second reason is more properly expressed by men such as Douglas Phillips (see here). When I pass from this earth, I don't want to see my library broken up and sold. I don't want to see it disseminated and passed out to thrift shops and public libraries. I want it to go to people who care. My library is also for my children; my library is also for my sons. My archival nature will then be a great store of knowledge and learning which they will grow up with and one day inherit. I hope it will be a treasure to them. I am not in the business of collecting James Patterson, Dean Koontz, and Stephen King. I'm not interested in comics or manga, Percy Jackson, or Harry Potter. I may receive some flak for saying this, but I do not classify those who merely collect little stories and tales and few other sorts as true library builders. A true library is knowledge-centered; pursuing a fiction collection is fine and may be well enough for the purposes of said person, but it is not a real, multi-generational educational tool. Therefore, it is not truly a library. No doubt, some fiction is great (and some even a must), but I believe such things should be an accessory to a library, not the backbone. Analyze your books (You do have books, don't you?), and classify accordingly. Do you have mostly fake stories, or books that would bore the average pagan bum? (Because if you're boring the average pagan bum, you might be on the right track.) Analyze the reasons you buy books. Refine them if you wish, or keep them the same; that is up to you, not me.

Now let's set the philosophizing aside now and get down to business. With all my countless hobbies and interests, building my library always takes precedence. But I am certainly no Bill Gates, and clearly I am not even to be considered "wealthy." I'm not in love with my own "experience," but after doing this from my early teenage years on I have picked up a trick or two. This post is intended to help other believers, youngsters, or those possibly just learning the value of a manly library (or a feminine one, if you so choose!). This is a how-to guide on buying books on a shoestring budget. Take note, kiddies! This will be the first time I fully discuss all of my shady bibliophilic methods (ha!).

- For everyone, everywhere, Amazon.com is one of the best book retailers out there. With a vast selection, including books you can't easily find elsewhere (they are the source I rely on for paleo books), competitive prices, and easy qualifications for free shipping, Amazon is the library builder's friend. I just placed an order a few nights ago (using a free gift card I got via the Wells Fargo credit card rewards program--free books!), buying both Amazon-direct books (with free shipping) and books from some individual sellers (kind of like eBay). This can all be done in one simple transaction although shipping will be charged by the sellers (clearly). Take a browse, Amazon.com. Check for your kind of books, or, take a peek at my Amazon store and see what I offer (fellow blogger Gravelbelly's store is also worth note--but please make use of the category listing on the right-hand sidebar for both of our stores, it's easy to miss it). Either way, if you aren't already, you need to get acquainted with Amazon! (Note: Amazon is also a simple, cheap way to buy magazine subscriptions, DVDs, CDs, and even MP3 files.)

- For those who have access to urban areas, try to find stores such as Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc. While their prices aren't normally as good as Amazon, a fair portion of my library has been built by consistently hunting their bargain racks. Often bought at closeout prices by such bookstores themselves, Barnes and Borders offer them for great deals and there isn't anything wrong with the books at all (for instance, they aren't necessarily worn, damaged, etc.). Likewise, watch their sales, and consider signing up for their discount programs and such. A consistent and relentless shopper is a good shopper. You may just find some treasures. I once found a dinosaur book I had never seen before and never seen since, nor never heard of outside of the book itself. I got it for $6 and love it to this day.

- Keep an eye out for "used" bookstores associated with public libraries. Often called "Friends of the Library" stores, they received donations from the general public and can sell them at a ridiculous bargain. Often run by volunteers only, this keeps the price down but causes customer service to drop (so don't expect too much help with finding that one book you've been wanting...). Expect old books but not too old (even an unacquainted novice will snatch that and mark it up high), expect them often in bad shape, but with prices such as $1 and even $0.50, how can you go wrong? At worst, you can one day replace the book if you find a better copy and you'll be out a buck or so. What's the big deal? This is a fantastic way to build libraries on a limited budget; countless of my own books have been purchased this way, some of them a little higher in price, some not. I have found some good treasures, and have also found countless magazines from ten to twenty-five cents. If you have access to any of these stores, use them. Shop often and shop relentlessly. Befriending the volunteers (old ladies in my experience) also has it perks, my experiences prove.

- Look up local used bookstores. I've used this method with only limited success; I don't always find what I'm looking for and am rarely willing to pay their high prices for old and worn goods, but once in a while, it's worth it to keep your eyes peeled. And if you're looking to get rid of any old books (hopefully this practice will not be too common for you?), try to find a store that will at least give you store credit for your donations. You can at least find something, I hope (if you're a library-builder, something or other should be suitable). I once obtained an old TIME magazine with a dinosaur cover in this way. Likewise, never judge a book by its cover! I once lived near an Asian strip mall and only entered what turned out to be a Japanese used book/DVD store after a recommendation from another bookseller. They paid me cash (via a little blue dish, ha) for a lot of the old books I wanted to discard; not store credit, cash! Things are not always as they seem. (But please note, if you use this method, don't browse anything you can't read. That day marked the day that I learned just exactly what was inside of many mangas. :-O)

- And finally, you must use your own judgement. Find ways to purchase the books that you want that will work for you. For example, Vision Forum often sells the kind of books that I want and will purchase. They are competitive in their pricing but not dirt cheap (the enormous Amazon might beat them a couple of dollars), but I like to buy from them to support them, and if you watch their very frequent sales, you can get some amazing deals. I've gotten away with some real steals from them. For example, while it's not books, take a look at this. Unbelievable deal? I'd say! I also like the books that Paladin Press and American Vision sell. And just a few months ago, I took advantage of economic distress and unashamedly snatched books up for pennies at a closing bookstore (I got one for thirty-three cents, literally). Don't feel bad about it! So, basically, just keep your own gig and mind, and practice accordingly. Think, watch, strategize, and act!

So, let me know. Do you have any tips of your own? Have any of mine been helpful? Make sure to tell me!

Spencer

Monday, March 08, 2010

I still exist, everyone....

Nope! I didn't die. But my computer did...well, practically. It's been weeks and I'm finally back up--hopefully to stay. I apologize for the sudden absence. It was all due to Skynet and associated thingamabobs....

Okay, it was a virus attack. Combined with automatic downloads of porn. :-O

I hope to get back to emails, blog posts, etc. Life is not too shabby for me for once. How is it for all of you?

Spencer

P.S. I HATE MACHINES