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Perpetual Motion, Free Energy, OUR SOLUTION IS HERE!

I was surfing You Tube and found a video that explains the solution for energy. A perpetual motion machine has been constructed. Enjoy this video which makes it very easy to understand.

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Friday Bottom 3: Annoying Advertisement

Don’t you hate intrusive sales pitches and advertisements? 30 or more years ago, I am sure the #1 on this list would have been door-to-door, but those days appear to be done. I know these methods work because they are so widely used, even by the church. 🙂

#3. Spam – Endless useless emails flood everyone’s inbox on a daily, scratch that, hourly basis these days. Most of the time they are selling a financial scheme or some sexual aid/medical product.

#2. Junk Mail – I have noticed a serious reduction in credit card offers and pre-approved home loan offers over the last 6 months, but a massive increase in loan modification and real estate attorney letters. All that junk gets confusing, especially when they try to make it look like an official letter from my mortgage bank.

#1. The Telemarketer – I put my name on the no call list, but somehow I still get unsolicited business calls and faxes. The faxes are most annoying because they are wasting my ink and I can’t block them. Unknown Callers do not get answered at my house.

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Paul Harvey

Yesterday evening, the report that radio news broadcasting pioneer Paul Harvey had passed away in Arizona came across the wire. I felt almost as if a relative had passed. You see, my dad has always been a news junkie, and there was nobody better at getting out the news and comment on AM radio than Harvey. I remember my dad’s radio dial on both his old flatbed truck and the Datsun B210 set to the AM channel where Harvey came on. Specifically I remember hearing Harvey in the afternoon when my dad would pick me up from school at Sarasota’s South Side Elementary when I was in kindergarten. His signature phrase “Stand by for the news” let you know that you were about to receive the current happenings that were news worthy without any bias. “Page 1”, then “Page 2”, and so on, each piece of news compiled in concise factual fashion. He did use personal comment but it was only after the factual pieces of news had been presented. Following the news, he would always tell a story of victory, redemption, hard work, against the odds success, or character development. Many times it was a story about a person, company, or organization you already knew, but with an element or piece of historical fact that you did not know. As he told the story, somewhere in the middle, you already had a picture of the wonderful triumph or determination the individual or group had, but he would leave you with a cliff hanger, unaware about whom he was talking. Then when he would come back to his last radio segment, he would give you “The rest of the story” and all mystery was revealed.

His familiar voice which was absolutely perfect for the radio will be missed. At the time of his passing, he was 90 years old and still active as a broadcaster. I am a little sad today thinking that I will never hear another new broadcast by Paul Harvey.

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My Own Thoughts

-For 5 months, overtime has been virtually non existent for me. I have worked 2 days of OT since September.

-New graduating classes, rough job market (people are hanging on to the job they have), and projects closing out combined to turn 5-10 overtime slots into 3 or more extra personnel every day, more or less.

-The only way to get overtime was to wake up on your off day at 4 AM and call in to see if the shift was running short from call outs or new projects that popped up.

-Today will is the third day of OT for me in the past 3 weeks. It’s very helpful considering that I am going on vacation.

-Today also marks a raise for me, which is going to be amplified by my OT.

-I interviewed on Monday for operations. I have been told that 40 people are fighting for 15 job openings. In all, I feel my chances are pretty slim this go around, but if this door is shut then I trust God.

-Hind sight is 20/20. I have learned so much from all my mistakes and even successes. God is so good even when (especially when) I don’t deserve it.

-This year is about 18% over. It seems like we just celebrated New Year’s Day. Wow!

-I can’t wait to get my $13 extra each week in my paycheck. This is what Democrats call a substantive tax cut.

-What’s up with Pelosi dancing around like a giddy school girl during Obama’s address to the congress? How did she get where she is?

What is the website number to track porkulus spending?

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Sunday Life Pointe Talk Soup

  • Mayhem, madness, chaos, and pandemonium could have been the words to describe the technical aspects of today’s service, the last before the new year begins.  I say could have because those words do not describe the service this morning because of the excellent work of Mike, Alex, Jesse, and Ritz.
  • The lights, sound system, and other technical equipment were out of whack before service started, but Alex, Mike, and Ritz jumped on it and fixed the situation.
  • We were short on microphones because Zech had a problem getting to church today while we all thought Zech had the equipment with him.  Alex decided to mic the bass drum, and provide Jesse and Reina with mics.  We had to scrap “It Is You” and replace it with another song.
  • Mike B was on the drums, Jesse on rhythm guitar, and I was on bass, while Jesse led vocals and Reina sang back up.
  • We sang “Point of Difference”, “Say So”, “Holy is the Lord”, and “Mighty To Save”.  For the meet/greet, Jesse did his best Darius Rucker impression while singing “Time” to welcome the new year.  It was pretty cool, except at the end we didn’t really get it down in either service.  De-d-deh deh.
  • During the message, Travis reminded us of some of the memories over the past year that were interesting, funny, touching, exciting, and wonderful.  Overall, it was just a great Sunday morning.
  • It was also cool to have some of my cousins in the second service and to go to lunch with them.  That was a treat.

For another persepective on the Sunday morning at Life Pointe in Homestead, be sure to check out these quality bloggers and their Sunday wraps when they’re posted:

Chris Day gives his Sunday Morning Tossed Salad

Ritz writes a Goosfaba

Trav has a Wrap Up

Kelly makes a Chick Kabob

Jesse sometimes writes From the Stage

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Wednesday Quotable

I know it’s Christmas Eve, but I had to use this opportunity to post today’s quotable which comes from the dialogue Republic by Plato.

Necessity is the mother of invention.
-Plato

Necessity gave birth to this beauty below. We were at practice last night and we needed a microphone stand but all we had was a projector stand. So Jesse and Zech found a way to make a mic stand out of it.

Jesse shows off some of his talents such as creating microphone stands.

Jesse shows off some of his talents such as creating microphone stands.

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Max Factor

Christmas day is almost here so Marcela and I wanted to get a Christmas picture of jolly ole St. Max for the blog today, especially for Ela. Marcela had a little flashing hat. The funny thing is that he didn’t even try to take the hat off.

Aside: The pictures are taken with my new Curve, which for some reason takes better pictures than the old one.

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