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Saturday, 12 March 2011
Overcoming Tsunamis, Earthquakes and Negative Thinking

On occasion,  I've seen documentaries on "The Inevitability of Catastrophes Hitting Earth". It's so depressing that sometimes I think: Why try to make the world a better place when it's all going to be destroyed anyway"? Then I give myself a reality check. I believe in God and "The Power Of The Supreme Being".

Mankind has went through many catastrophes (plagues, wars, famines, enviromental disasters, etc.) and come out the better for it. Why? Because through those bad times, some had a vision of a better world or a "Kingdom of God".

During the 1950s and 60s, many preached about the inevitability of nuclear war. "It was going to happen because there was nobody around to stop it". "Mutual Assured Destruction" was the order of the day. Do you remember "The Cuban Missile Crisis"? This was the closest the world ever came to nuclear war.

The U.S. and Soviet Union had the power to destroy the world four times over, but it didn't happen. The arms race came to end when the Soviet Union broke up.

I believe that the prayers of Christians were answered by the break up of the U.S.S.R. We sought divine protection from the arms race and the Lord responded to us.

I am now deeply troubled by enviromental menaces like the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. I asked the Lord to spare us from those catastrophes for a long time:

"I pray for more weather/earthquake/tsumani control over planet Earth. I know that the powers that cause those catastrophes can be bound and I ask you (God) to bind them for a long time. In the name of Jesus Christ, I ask this. Amen.

I request that more spiritual beings in the Kingdom of God get advanced training in weather and enviromental control on Earth.

On a spiritual and physical level, we are here to serve and protect".

I don't like going through life as a helpless victum of destructive forces and negative thinking. There is a way to plug into a positive power greater than oneself.

What do you think?


Posted by qualteam at 4:02 PM EST
Updated: Saturday, 12 March 2011 11:47 PM EST
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
100 Years After The Suffragists

It interesting to note on "International Women's Day" that women have fought long and hard for their rights as citizens, workers and even human beings. 

The Suffragette Movement started in the 19th century and was propelled by the strong arm tactics of Emmeline Pankhurst. You might call her the proponent of the doctrine that freedom and rights are won from the oppressors. They are not given. She definitely would support populist movements in the Middle East today.

Women won the right to vote after the first World War, but they still had to crack male establishments in politics and medicine to win equality rights. Nellie McClung in politics and Elizabeth Bagshaw in medicine were two of the pioneers.

This was just the beginning in Canada, because women had to win "The Right For Equal Pay For Equal Work". Laura Sabia and Doris Anderson were two fighters for those causes.

Because of the work of those who came before, Roberta Bondar (pictured above) became, perhaps, the biggest success of earlier feminist movements. She was an astronaut, doctor and scientist rolled into one.

As an astronaut, she got a bigger view on life. "When I looked out and saw Earth....something comes to life for you, an incredible emotion. You realize we need all the resources of every culture."

Every human life on this planet should have the freedom to realize his or her potential. The struggle continues.

Posted by qualteam at 2:36 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 8 March 2011 3:38 PM EST
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
A Vision Of A World Without Oppressive Dictators

As a baby boomer living in Canada, I lived a privileged life. My family was reasonably well off and my main concern was finishing school and getting a good job. This was accomplished with relative ease.

My knowledge of oppressive dictators was very shallow. My father fought against the Nazis in World World Two, but he said very little about his experiences.

During the 1950s and 60s, I worried about crazy communist leaders who wanted to nuke us.

My ideas about that changed when I saw "Doctor Strangelove". There might be crazy people anywhere (especially in the US) who would enjoy nuking anyone.

I wanted the arms race ended. I wanted the nuclear threat eliminated.

During this time, I thought that dictators were like disposable diapers. As soon as one was disposed, another would replace him. This happened in South Vietnam many times.

Supposedly, the CIA was creating dictators in 3rd World countries who were against communism. I wasn't worried about that. I was worried about "nuclear winter" and accidental nuclear war.

I was overjoyed by the collapse of the Soviet Union. I felt that this was a divine answer to Christian prayers about nuclear war.

The dictators (Mugabe, NoriegaHussein, Pinochet, etc.) were still out there oppressing their peoples, but Christians were isolated from the brutal tyranny in other countries (out of sight and out of mind).

Then the genocides in Darfur, Rwanda and Serbia/Bosnia started to make headlines. I became aware how destructive dictators can be to their populations. I wanted this to stop.

When Egypt overthrew its president, I knew there was a way to solve this brutal dictatorhip problem. Oppressed peoples who desire freedom and democracy could be assisted by Western Governments and The Brotherhood of Christ. 

The power is there. It can be released through prayer which are requests to the Supreme Being.

"I Shall Be Released" was a big hit for Joan Beaz. It's for freedom fighters anywhere.

Posted by qualteam at 2:27 PM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 2 March 2011 9:33 PM EST
Monday, 28 February 2011
Sprititual Forces Beyond This Planet

Anyone who read many of my blog entries, should know that I believe in an extraterrestial organization callled "The Brotherhood Of Christ". It is similiar in someways to traditional Christianity and quite different in others. Many of my views on this organization are found on the right side under "Cosmic Views Of The Universe".

It might sound like "Science Fiction" to you, but I didn't want to be straitjacketed by the dogmas of 1st century or medievel Christianity.

There has been much evil on this planet perpetrated by extreme religious views or personal views.

I've been dismayed by the unrestrained destructive power of dictators like Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, etc.

I wondered about the protective powers of "guardian angels" and "God's Army". 

Many fundamentalist Christians are sitting around waiting for God to rapture them. This is hardly a Christian activist way of dealing with global evils like nuclear weapons or dictators who would use WMDs or anything else to stay in power or fulfil their deranged religious prophecies.

I believe in responsible Christianity, not "Escape to Heaven And Let God Handle Everything Christianity".

I believe in spiritual stewardship over the Earth, not only in this life but in the next life as well. We can't escape our duties and responsibilities.

Spirits have to become empowered and work as a team in overcoming the major evils in this world. This doesn't happen over night. Training in this life and the next will help a believer become a powerful/knowing being who can make a difference. 

Directed prayer is an entry level towards those ends.

Personally, I'd like to rid this planet of poverty, cancer, dictators and pollution. These are big problems. Lets roll up our sleeves and start putting a better world in place.

Posted by qualteam at 2:18 PM EST
Updated: Monday, 28 February 2011 3:02 PM EST
Friday, 25 February 2011
The Top Ten Dictators On Earth

It's interesting to note that Ghadaffi has been a poster boy for "The Top Ten Dictators On Earth" for many years. He was dropped off the list in 2006, but reinstated in the tenth spot in 2010. It's hard to keep a good bad guy down.

Ghadaffi has no presidential title. He's simply "The Leader" which could be translated as "El Duce" in Italian or "De Fuhrer" in German. 

Despite Ghadaffi and the other guys listed on the modern bulletin board of infamy, it's hard to match the most infamous dictators of all time.

It appears that some UN members are not aware of Ghadaffi's history.

It takes prayer to start the wheels moving against this oppressive tryant.

Hopefully, there will be UN intervention in Libya with the support of the Arab League soon. The prospect of another Rwanda or Cambodia is frightening.


Posted by qualteam at 9:05 PM EST
Updated: Friday, 25 February 2011 9:43 PM EST
Monday, 21 February 2011
The Fight For Freedom In The Middle East


Whether individually or collectively, mankind and oppressed peoples have striven for freedom on this planet. Many countries have enshrined "A Human Bill Of Rights" into their constitutions.

Fortunately, many battles on these issues were won by people like Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King (above), Lach Walesa, and the Germans who brought down "The Berlin Wall". 

In any fight for freedom, individuals have to be willing to sacrifice their lives for their cause. Like Patrick Henry said "Give my liberty or give me death".

Protestors in Egypt, Libya, and Behrain were and still are prepared to give their life for freedom. 

Most people on the Earth want to change their condition for the better, not only for themselves and their families, but for future generations to come.

Pray for those who want democracy and freedom from oppressive governments.

Posted by qualteam at 1:59 PM EST
Updated: Monday, 21 February 2011 5:44 PM EST
Thursday, 17 February 2011
The Land Of Confusion


For the past week, I felt like Phil Collins in "The Land Of Confusion". This had nothing to do with world events or politicians. It had everything to do with not being able to publish a blog entry.

I couldn't upload pictures or html code to my blog. I couldn't even publish text sentences. I didn't know whether this problem came from my computer or Tripod's computer. I had, at least, three technicians working on these issues. I did virus scans, I changed Explorer's settings, I emptied garbage out of my computer. Nothing seemed to work.

Then, today, I discovered the radio button on my blog manager.  I knew it was there, you had to put the dot into circle before you could start working on a blog entry. But something else had to happen, the dot had to be clicked again to activate the program. 

Eureka, it worked as you can see. I went from a "disemblogged guy" to a "blogateer". Happiness is blog software that works.


Posted by qualteam at 8:18 PM EST
Updated: Friday, 4 March 2011 11:11 AM EST
Thursday, 10 February 2011
The Jesus App

There's lots of Christian apps to put on your mobile devices. Some are even working on a Jesus app which may bring you into closer contact with "The Son of God". I've seen an app that puts a strong image of Christ into your brain. I'm not enthusiastic about that one.

The closest thing I have to "a Jesus App" in this blog is the list of entries on the right side under "Cosmic Views Of The Universe". Check them out.

I feel many of us have a psychic channel in our mind that we seldom use. It allows us to use spiritual perceptions throughout the cosmos. If there was a Jesus app, it would be connected to us through "A Third Eye".

You might also look on this app as a radio channel where all you have to do is "Turn Your Radio On". Ray Stevens sings about how it's done.


Posted by qualteam at 9:50 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 10 February 2011 10:36 PM EST
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Las Vegas, The Hoover Dam and The Grand Canyon

A true Las Vegas vacation should contain more than "The Strip" with its numerous casinos. 

I'm pleased that we found other exciting things do besides gambling.

We went out route 93 to the Hoover Dam where we got the best view possible from the new Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge. It took our breath away because we were practically on top of the dam.

Further down the road at a Colorado River observation area, we bought some native necklaces from local Navajo vendors.

On the road to the Grand Canyon (Highway 25), we went to the B & B diner in Dolan Springs where we had some lunch. Surprisingly, everyone(Irene, Leslie, Blair and me) liked their meal. This didn't happened at expensive buffets in Vegas.

The Grand Canyon West was awesome, of course, especially the Skywalk.

In Vegas, we all liked the Ellis Island Casino for its good returns on slots and its cheap/good food and beer ($2.00 for a 20 ounce glass).

Earlier in the week, I spent too much time playing blackjack at El Cortez, but I saved the week by winning at blackjack, craps, roulette and slots at the Riviera.

We saw two great shows Jubilee and American Superstars. Make sure you have two-for-one coupons to see these shows because they are expensive.

I put more photos of our vacation on my Facebook page.

P.S. The best discount coupon books are "Las Vegas Perks" and "The America Casino Guide".

Posted by qualteam at 8:56 PM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 2 February 2011 6:43 PM EST
Sunday, 23 January 2011
We're Flying Out Of Canada

We're going to Las Vegas today. It's very cold here about minus 20C.

We'll spend a week down there and maybe we'll warm up a little. I plan to bring lots of souvenirs back for the dogs.

I'm looking forward to some Las Vegas buffets. I've heard they're much better than fish and whale blubber.


Posted by qualteam at 9:24 AM EST
Updated: Sunday, 23 January 2011 9:33 AM EST

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