Thursday, October 20, 2005
The records continue tumbling. Here is another to put in your pipe and savour at your leisure - Hurricane Wilma has been declared to be the most fiercest-most Caribbean hurricane since ever! Check it out. The weather records just keep tumbling. As I have said before on several occasions, perhaps when Christ told us the there would be signs in the heavens signalling his imminent return, he did'nt just mean in the political heavens of our sorry world. Perhaps we should be looking at the weather map for signs of a season change - the winter of the kingdom of men to the spring of Christ's return.
Posted by Grail at 10/20/2005 04:15:00 pm
Friday, October 07, 2005
Just some thoughts for you ...
The world seems to be panicking at the chance of Avian Influenza becoming a human pandemic. And with some justification. Here we have a virus, which the human immune system is blind to ... given it's not a human virus yet. If it breaks out, the speed of international travel today may guarantee its swift transmission. Even if governments act to close borders to quaranteen the virus, its spread is virtually unstoppable ... Because it's a bird virus. It main vector can cross borders and seas, bypassing all normal immigration controls. And it could kill 150 million people according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), according to this WHO article on Vaccine Supply. WHO have released a fact sheet on the virus, and continues to express its growing concern.
The media is equally concerned (apparently). Melbourne's Herald Sun discussed the impact of bird flu in Victoria, if and when it strikes.The Sydney Morning Herald described Queensland's preparations for the disease. CNN reports that researchers have recreated the flu virus of 1918, a virus that killed over 30 million after WW1, was also a bird flu, and bears an uncanny resemblence to the plague threatening the world today ...
What is going on? Does this have any relevance to the most important question of the generation - When will Christ return? Think about this ...
Zechariah addresses the subject of the battle of Armageddon in his 14th chapter and he notes in the 12th verse that:
And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.Think about it.
Posted by Grail at 10/07/2005 05:02:00 pm
You know your electric toothbrush ... Ever wondered how it charges? I mean, there are no contacts or anything ... How does it do it? Nuclear batteries? Concealed midget hamsters running on wheels? Magick? The power of love?
Nope! The answer is induction. Charging via induction means that there is no need to plug the item to be charged in, no need for dangerous electical contacts and it can all look very cool and mod. So why can't I have a coffee table that charges anything I put on it, I muse. Apparently, eager reader, now I can ... Just follow the link!
Posted by Grail at 10/07/2005 04:49:00 pm
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Dear reader. This is daylight robbery. I would like you all to pool your money. Yes, that's right, even you sir, sitting in front of the white glowy thing with a surly look on your face ... Remove your wallet, nice and slowly now. Take out 5 dollars ... Then give the rest to me ... Or just go out and buy me one of these ... Now please!
Posted by Grail at 10/05/2005 11:12:00 am
Monday, October 03, 2005
Hey, long time, no blog. Been busy, y'all. Anyway, grabbing a moment or two today to put pinky to keyboard and scribe you a missive. Once again, it a has been brought rather forceably to my often wandering attention that the weather is crazy at the moment. I've noted before that this is, I believe a sign of Christ's return ...
Well, here is a new one ... You know that place with a huge river, millions of square miles of untouched jungle, lush, green and vibrant, huge rain fall and poisonous frogs. If you thought I was talking about the Amazon, you are apparently wrong. According to this article (tragic sign up required), the image we normally have of the Amazon is drifiting from reality. Here are a couple of quotes to whet your no doubt parched Amazonian whistle:
"It's the worst it's been in 60 years," said Elpidio Gomes da Silva Filho, head of the Administration of West Amazon Waterways. "The journey along the Madeira should take six days. Now it is taking 15 because only small boats can pass."
Large parts of the Amazon rainforest are at their driest in living memory...
"Before this year I'd never seen the river less than 10 metres deep - now its only 2 metres. This is the biggest drought in our history."Yet more crazy weather to wake us up and tell us that Christ is almost here ... I'm sure this is not exactly what he meant, but these do seem to be signs in the "heavens" ...
See also this article and this one and this one ...
Posted by Grail at 10/03/2005 10:09:00 am