Conflict of Interest

There is a lot of conflict in this world of ours. I have read stories of how this is being instigated by more than Mother Nature and bad planning. These stories say that this is being instigated by a few key families… all linked to the larger Rothschilds. They want to cut back the population of the Earth to a reasonable level with them still at the top of the heap. They are at the top of the heap right now — so the conspiracy theories go — and they want to stay there and a collapsing world might upset that unless they control the collapse.

They control much of the world including oil and other energy. They control transportation and banking. They work to control water and food as well. Their goal is also to control population and pull it into line. I believe the idea is to reduce it to a level of 500,000,000 individuals. That’s a big reduction.

I could be out on the number, but it is that sort of massive reduction.

The method… conspiracies abound. A current one has to do with turning the tap on energy production off. They say current events in Egypt and other countries are intended to slightly close the tap. Some say that it is in preparation of shutting the tap off.

Perhaps they are correct?

I do see signs of an equally powerful group pulling in a different conflicting direction!

I believe there is another group at odds with this group. Let’s call the first group “R” for reduction… or perhaps Rothschilds. This second group have another goal. Instead of reducing or culling the current population, they want to control the current population as a resource and in order to do that they must control the environment, commerce, and pretty well everything. I guess we could call them “C” for control.

Now with R wishing to reduce the population through many tools, the biggest being war brought on by lack of resources among other things — and C wishing to keep things under control, C is at odds with R.

C is developing many military tools for controlling populations including many tools of war to end wars quickly. R likes war toys as well, but they want to cause death. C is looking into prevention of wars and strife and inner turmoil as well.

To do these things C is looking into things like population control. They are finding ways to pacify crowds, to redirect their movement away from some places towards others. They want to take away the aggressive thoughts and make crowds docile and perhaps susceptible to suggestion from authority. R would rather like to be able to use similar tools to cause rioting and civil unrest… definitely a two edged sword.

Perhaps R and C can come to some sort of consensus without all the pawns being treated as … pawns. But… I think that tools to control crowds are coming or are here.

I think there are signs of it.

Not so sweet.

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Nine Planets!

Smith's PlanetNine Planets! That is what we were told in school and in Cubs and in all the science books I read. There were Nine Planets.

I had them memorized by Orbital position and could arrange them by size around the same time I actually could recite the whole alphabet… well, I have to admit to being a tad slow on memorizing the “whole” alphabet. I kept getting tripped up somewhere between “i” and “p”.

Hey! No Jokes! I wasn’t actually making a joke there! I actually did have problems keeping track of the letters somewhere between those two letters! Perhaps it was one of the earlier signs of a learning disorder?

I could even arrange them by size though perhaps it would be hard to place Pluto. I guess Pluto always has been hard to place.

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Pluto

‘Tis not that simple now. Besides the fact that there were Trans-Plutonian bodies of significant size discovered, and besides the fact that Pluto swang closer to the Sun than Neptune for a while on its eccentric inclined orbit, and besides the fact that a few larger asteroids were for a short while considered to be planets until their true mass was discovered — now we have over a thousand extra-solar planets to contend with.

At one time we also knew of cold “Gas Giants” like Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune; small rocky round bodies like Mercury, Mars, the Moon, and possibly some of the other round bodies of the Solar System; larger rocky round bodies with atmospheres like Earth and Venus; and small rocky bits like asteroids, meteors, and bits of dust. Not to mention the icy balls of comets and free floating dust. I included Mars with the small rocky round bodies even though we knew it had an atmosphere because of it’s well cratered surface — otherwise it could go in the grouping with Earth and Venus.

I wrote that paragraph looking through the eyes of someone from just before the Pioneer and Voyager probes past Jupiter and Saturn which showed us close-up views of their moons and introduced us to ice ball moons and how there were more sorts of celestial bodies than we thought.

That was an understatement because the menagerie  of spheres attending the four gas giants introduced us to so many different sorts of bodies. Some had their own volcanism. One has an atmosphere with lakes and rivers… of hydrocarbon products, but looking so much like lakes, rivers, bays and features like on Earth as to seem like looking at home.

The exo-planets seem like they are introducing an even larger menagerie…

But the word “planet”, the word “moon”, the words “dwarf planet” all have their meanings. As do “celestial body” “exoplanet” “rogue planet” “natural satellite” “asteroid” “planetoid” “meteor” “micro-meteor” “space dust” “dust” “gas” not to mention “comets” all sorts of nebula and some other stuff.

I must admit not to agreeing with some of the distinctions officially made.  Perhaps they were right in excluding Pluto from the planets, but I think that it is for the wrong reasons. Actually I think that location is a wrong reason for deciding if a body is a planet or not and I do not know that whether a clear orbit should determine it either.

Mars in orbit around the Sun, or if it were in orbit around a gas giant orbiting at the same distance from the Sun that Mars does would still be Mars. If Pluto were moved into a clear orbit between Uranus and Neptune would still be Pluto even though now it would now be considered to have “cleared its orbit”. Jupiter slung out of it’s orbit into interstellar space and now a “rogue planet” would still be Jupiter… although it’s wind patterns would undoubtedly be different without the addition of energy from the Sun. Jupiter also creates some of it’s own energy.

Would a planet that was much like the Earth, but frozen and sailing between the stars dark and nearly invisible, captured by the Sun and pulled into an orbit somewhere between Mars and Jupiter go from not being a planet to being a planet?

I think that bodies are planets or aren’t planets based on what they are not where they are. There might be different types of planets, just as there are different types of stars. There might be problems with a dividing line between stars and planets and between planets and planetoid… perhaps between planetoid and meteoroids or meteoroids and dust… But… location would not be part of the definition. There would be terrestrial planets and they might be divided by a few groups and gas giants might be divided into a couple of groups too. There might be different sorts of ice planets if they are not considered terrestrial or terrestrial might be divided to include rocky, ice, metal… etc.

There is so much to write about the different sorts and I believe over a thousand planets or planet candidates now.

I think things require some rethinking and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) was a bit short-sited despite the telescopes they have connections with.

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One Moon!

Tims's WorldUnlike the International Astronomical Union (IAU) I think that we should define the celestial bodies by their physical properties. I also think that there is but one Moon. Other planets have “satellites”. The Earth’s satellite is the Moon. It does have many artificial satellites as well.

The Sun has many satellites as well which we know as Planets. We know them as Planets, not “Earths” though some call them “Worlds”. I think that some people like to consider “Earth” to refer to the Physical Body of our planet and use “World” to refer to the people and ecosystem including all our civilizations and cultures and biodiversity and stuff. So “Worlds” would perhaps be used similarly for other planets too….

However the Earth has a natural satellite called “Moon” or “Luna” or a number of other names depending on your language and culture. Mars has two natural satellites called “Phobos” and “Deimos”. Venus has no natural satellites and neither does Mercury. Jupiter and Saturn have a plethora of natural satellites, while Uranus and Neptune have them as well. Even Pluto has one whether you call it a planet or not. Asteroids, planetoids, dwarf planets, or whatever you call them — some have natural satellites. It is simple. The Sun has natural satellites and we call some of them planets.

But we should not call other satellites – “Moons”. We have a satellite called the Moon already!

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Gladiator GT 5000

WOW! Sounds like a great name for… a sports car? an SUV? a blender? No, it’s a mobility scooter — one of those electric mobility scooters that give people with mobility issues a chance to get out and about. Well perhaps I have the name slightly wrong, but the “Gladiator” is right and I think the GT is… not sure it could just be “Gladiator GT”. Mom was reading it from the department store catalogue and it just struck me and humorous. Mind you, I’ve nearly been run off the sidewalk by them a few times, so maybe the name is appropriate?

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Disclosure

PARABLE LIFE:

A place for Spiritual and Religious discussion and thought. From the point of view of a Protestant Christian who seeks answers to many questions including the hard ones.

…and yes, some of my friends are… -fill in the blank-.

I love my friends, I love my neighbours, I love my enemies, I love my family.

I was taught that love is the most important commandment and try to let that guide me.

(PS I Love God and I Love Jesus my Saviour and being filled with the Holy Spirit.)

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Wherever Two Are Gathered

I have pondered  why if God is everywhere and if we can always pray in Jesus Name that it was important to say “Wherever any two or three gather in my name”…

Matthew 18:20 (New International Version, ©2010)
20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Matthew 18:20 (King James Version)
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

If God, in the form of The Father, Son, or Holy Spirit are always available or with us, why say They are there when two or three gather in Their Name? I don’t think it means bodily or that God being omniscient refers only to the Spirit and not to Christ or the Father.

Here is where I slip off into dangerous ground. I think what is being pointed out is that we are not intended to be alone. While it is true that we are never without God, we are intended to be with other people — especially other Christians. The dangerous aspect is that this also provides some checks and balances in the growth of our beliefs. Alone, even with prayer, we might go astray in our thoughts through our own imagination and weakness. The checks and balances of sharing with other believers will at least help keep us from going astray.

Going astray can happen in many ways and sometimes taking things out of context can do that. It can come from taking statements you often hear out of context like “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Taken in context with the lines before it you might get some insight:

Matthew 18:15-20 (New International Version, ©2010)
Dealing With Sin in the Church
15 “If your brother or sister[b] sins,[c] go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’[d] 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
18 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be[e] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[f] loosed in heaven.
19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

b) Matthew 18:15 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a fellow disciple, whether man or woman; also in verses 21 and 35.
c )Matthew 18:15 Some manuscripts sins against you
d) Matthew 18:16 Deut. 19:15
e )Matthew 18:18 Or will have been
f) Matthew 18:18 Or will have been

Matthew 18: 15-20 (King James Version)
15Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
16But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
17And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
18Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
19Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
20For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

I find that it’s talking about the importance of the agreement of more than one person in doing some important things like approaching someone in important situations and with keeping a Church on the “straight and narrow.” It is also reinforcing that we are not alone and Christ is still with us even if not in body.

The danger I alluded to was that I am writing this alone without another to let me know if my thinking is sound or not. Is my analysis  of the verse valid or not? Am I going in some odd direction? Am I looking at some strange aspect and missing the important one? A person can even pray for guidance and unintentionally misunderstand the answer hearing what they expected to hear instead of what they didn’t expect.

I think we need checks and balances in our life. Like a trucker going through the mountains, it is important to check the brakes now and again even before you get rolling too fast.

I know that God is with me no matter where I go, but it’s important to have the support of others and be answerable. It is important to ask others if our thoughts are going askew and listen to the counsel of those we respect as well as to listen for God’s answers to our prayers.

…and… I prayed about this and God answered my prayers for in fact I did not write this in isolation, even if you discount the fact that God is always with me. For I have talked with friends about the subject and my views on them and have only just realized it as I consider finally posting this article. God answers prayers and moves in his own mysterious ways. I am thankful for answered prayers.

DWPenner

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Ohm Watt Impedance Mhooooooo

What does Facebook have against paragraphs and white space? … with their new “enter the post with the click of the enter key” system, it is nearly impossible to break up a posting into thoughts.

…well I know actually…

nothing against paragraphs and white space at all. It is a matter of dumbing down and streamlining.

Now you can post without making an additional click of the mouse on a “post” button. Hey, and you can treat each post like a paragraph anyhow… unless you want to edit the previous paragraph… (secret, -shift- -return- will give you a paragraph break that still works… or for some keyboards -shift- -enter-)

Is this because so many post from mobile devices? Or because twitter does it this way?

Brought to you by the letter “D” and the number “W” and the letter “P” but not the letter “Z” because it doesn’t rhyme with “E” because I’m Canadian.

Now a lot of people also like to do all their writing without making recourse to the mouse… I guess they navigate their pages by keyboard too… I know it’s possible. In fact on this newfangled machine I could navigate the web by voice. Anyway they like the new system because they can post without moving fingers to mouse and a -shift-enter- is no issue for them for the convenience.

Well, I only press “send” once per message on average. I add paragraphs more often. So now, I must add an extra process essentially so the texters don’t have to send.

I guess writers use paragraphs and texters don’t.

For me it is like the “average number of legs in a crowd per person will always be 2 or less and probably not more.” Why? because there are few 3 legged people, but occasionally people with missing limbs. What I mean to say is that there will always be at least one paragraph for a writer, and often more than one in a post. So the ratio of paragraphs to posts will always be one or greater.

However with all naked -enter- or -return- presses sending a message, the ratio will get closer and closer to One. Ahhh Oneness…. Ohm Watt Impedance Mhooooooo…….

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Sources

Sometime people might ask me of my sources. I could tell you some of them and you might believe me. Telling some might give away others and might place shadows over others. Some sources might lend credence to others that do not deserve it and other sources that are very credible in some cases are not in others.

Some of the stuff is pure speculation.

I leave it to you to check out what I write: If you dare and wish to risk it. There might be dangers. The danger could be that you learn something you don’t like about the subject or yourself. The danger could be that you find something that someone doesn’t want let out and you may anger them. They might treat you as a danger and wish to neutralize that endangerment.

Sometimes; and even often, what I write is pure speculation and fiction intended to portray the truth in a way that allows for plausible deniability. It’s all just fiction; all speculation. That provides sources and me with safety and protection while allowing you to read it and make your own decision and determination.

Sweet.

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Say Again?

I won’t say how primitive my cell phone provider is, but my cell phone looks suspiciously like an empty tomato can with a string stuck through a hole in the end of it.

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The Nature of Things

I’ve written a bit about what you might expect in the various sections of this electronic publication in the first posting of each section. They might contain pieces with different sorts of viewpoints. For instance postings in Parable Worlds might be fiction written as if they were totally true. You might not know in that section which ones are speculative and which ones are on the fringe of the believable. Other sections like Parable Universe are nonfiction.

The nature of Parable Worlds is such that suspension of disbelief is important and not knowing where the line of fiction, believable, and unbelieveable truth is important. Then you can be the judge. There will be other places where proofs, evidence, and citations are necessary and important. Parable Worlds is an odd place where you are the one to seek out those things.

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