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Saturday, 30 April 2011
The Royal Wedding Is An Instant TCM Classic

 

The Royal Wedding of Will and Kate was like something out of a Turner Classic Movie. Doesn't the above Black and White photo look like a movie poster from the 1940s?

Then there's Kate's wedding dress which looked similiar to Grace's Kelly's wedding dress in 1956. The old fashioned hats fitted well with the occasion except for Princess Beatrice's "fallopian tube hat" and Victoria Beckham's "antenna hat".

The Queen was dressed in canary yellow which was fitting for a spring wedding in 1947.

The male Royals were dressed in uniforms that looked like they came from the operetta Chocolate Soldier. This was a classic musical from the 1940s starring Nelson Eddy.

The funniest moment came when a priest did bad chartwheels in Westminster Abbey. Now doubt, this was a classic Marx Brothers moment.

With over a billion viewers on TV and a million and a half "extras" in London, this spectacle definitely rivals anything done by Cecil B. De Mille. Four stars!!!


Posted by qualteam at 1:11 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 30 April 2011 2:03 PM EDT
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Nazis And Ancient Aliens

Last week, I saw "Ancient Aliens" on the History Channel. Because it was such a fascinating experience, I watched four episodes in a row.

My favourite episode was "Nazis and UFOs" . There seemed to be lots evidence that linked alien technology to Nazi rocket/spacecraft/weapon programs.

Through other sources, I've discovered that there was a planned invasion of Earth at that time which would have lead to an Apocalyse with a phoney Second Coming of Christ. The aliens were called Marcabs, but they were stopped by the defense system of "The Galactic Federation of Light".   Powerful beings in "The Christ Continuum" were and still are connected to this organization.

The other programs dealt with alien settlements near Japan, in North America, India and in the Atlantic ocean(i.e. Atlantis).

I believe there has been numerous alien encounters in the past. TV programs like "Star Trek", "Star Gate" and "Doctor Who" hit a resonant cord in their viewers. No doubt, many of us have buried memories of what lies Out There.

There has been a "Memory Recovery Project" going on since the 1950s. The goal  is to recover memories from past lives. More than anything else, science fiction seems to stimulate our minds and free us from religious dogma.

 


Posted by qualteam at 4:18 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 28 April 2011 11:20 PM EDT
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Easter A Time For Hope And New Life

Easter is a celebration of miracles, hope in the afterlife and "The Kingdom of God".

It has much meaning for me and I've expressed these insights in my "Cosmic Views Of The Universe" section on the right side of this blog.

Happy Easter again to you and your family. May you discover the answers to your biggest questions about life and God.


 


Posted by qualteam at 11:00 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 24 April 2011 11:15 PM EDT
Friday, 22 April 2011
Inside The Jesus App

Most "Jesus Apps" relate to the traditional view of Jesus and passages out of the Bible. It's comfort food for believers.

My particular Jesus App relates to "The Development of The Brotherhood of Christ From One A.D to Present Time".

As well as biblical scripture and my own experiences, sources for "My Cosmic Visions of The Universe" include Gene Roddenberry, George Lucas, Kurt Vonnegut and Rod Sterling.

I believe that we've all looked through the same space-time portal and discovered things of interest out "there" (i.e. the neighbourhood universe).

Some of this knowledge could have been obtained by "Out Of Body Experiences" or spiritual studies of one kind or the other.

Basically, I'm a Christian Gnostic who believes that all spirirtual roads lead to the Jesus App and the Jesus App leads to Jesus.

There has been too much dogma and divisions in the traditional churches for them to be spokespeople for "The Church of Christ In The 21st Century". The arguments between Christian sects can only be resolved by  more personal visions from divine sources. One finds his own Jesus in his own way.

There is much to learn from the Bible and biblical quotations. These are definitely part of "The Universal Jesus App", but it doesn't end there. God's internet has connected to mankind's internet.

I wish you and your family a Happy Easter.


Posted by qualteam at 11:37 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, 22 April 2011 1:53 PM EDT
Sunday, 17 April 2011
I've Opened A Twitter Account

Twittering is "The Son Of Instant Messaging And Texting". I prefer blogging myself, but there is a use for random thoughts, ideas and experiences that can be expressed in 140 characters or less.

One might consider "tweets" as a rough draft for a blog entry.

Tweeting could lead to banality and triviality. Not every thought and experience is worthy of a place in history, but it does have its uses.

Today, my latest tweets will appear at the bottom of this blog.

My tweets are of lesser important to a blog entry. They are mildly interesting, informative and/or funny pieces of information.

If you tweet or twitter, please let me know and I'll follow you.

 


Posted by qualteam at 1:18 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 17 April 2011 1:30 PM EDT
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
The Canadian Leadership Debate:The Fight For 2nd Place

I watched the highlights and summaries of the leader's debate yesterday. I'm not a political masochist or blogger that has to sit through these boring talkathons. I know most of the issues and where the parties stand on various things.

Basically, I just wanted to know who made the best points or who got in the best shots.

The best point has to go to Prime Minister Harper for his assertion that a minority government would be at the mercy of the other political parties. Canadians could be facing another election in two years

The best shot goes to N.D.P. leader Jack Layton for pointing out that the Opposition Liberal leader, Michael Ignatieff only turned up for one third of the votes in the House of Commons. He said "A person who doesn't do his job doesn't deserve a promotion".

Harper was the winner of the debate, because he stuck to his agenda about the ecomony and kept his cool. Jack Layton wacked Iggy because he stood by his policies and principles better.

I'm sure that Harper will win the election, but who will come in second? Jack, Michael or the other guy?


Posted by qualteam at 3:49 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 13 April 2011 6:11 PM EDT
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
1000 Ways To Get Rid Of Dictators


There's a TV show that I watch occasionally called "1000 Ways To Die". It focuses on unpleasant and stupid individuals who do themselves in by  accidents that could have been prevented. There's dark humor about these deaths that are summed up in the last pictures of the victims.

Personally, I'd like to see a new reality show called "1000 Ways To Depose Dictators". With the financial problems of the U.S. and NATO, I can't see any nation providing the leadership and funds to make Earth "A Dictator Freezone".

This means that the heavy lifting on this project would go to powerful spirits who desire a world free from oppressive tryants and murderers. The volunteers would be members of "The Dictator Removal Team".

Out of the 1000 ways to get rid of dictators, here are my top ten:

  1. A toilet seat falls from the sky onto the head of a dictator.
  2. The dictator suffers from spontaneous human combustion in his bedroom. The only thing left of him is a foot near a bucket.
  3. The dictator is abducted by aliens or disappears mysteriously. Maybe, he ends up in Area 51.
  4. The dictator's head blows up while giving a press conference. This becomes the number one YouTube video of all time. 
  5. The dictator is attacked and eaten by a member of "The Living Dead". This event inspires a blockbuster Hollywood horror movie.
  6. The dictator says "If this isn't true may I be struck by lightening". Suddenly, a bolt of lightening come out of the sky and fries him.
  7. The dictator decides he wants to be the greatest Elvis impersonator of all time, so he leaves the country dressed like Elvis.
  8. The dictator is magically changed into a huge penis while with his wife or wifes. The women panic and start screaming which leads to regime change.
  9. The dictator does an imitation of Curly of the Three Stooges while having a heart attack.
  10. The dictator starts doing really bad impressions of Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fludd. This leads to a period of rest and treatment in the Mayo clinic.

The above doesn't cost governments hundreds of billions of dollars or thousands of lives.

 


Posted by qualteam at 10:59 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 8 April 2011 12:30 AM EDT
Friday, 1 April 2011
The Libyan Rebels Deserve NATO's Full Support

I've been disappointed in the U.S.A's and NATO's support of the Libyan rebels. These heroes are fighting for their lives against Gadhaffi.  He's called the protester-rebels: cockroaches, rats and terrorists. He's not about to leave power until he crushes them.

The "No Fly Zone" is an act of war against Libya to protect Libyan civilians and, of course assist, the rebels. Unfortunately, they are outmanned and outgunned by a wide margin. Gadhaffi still has a big advantage in the ground war.

It obvious to me that the safety of the protesters, dissidents, civilians and rebels can only be guaranteed by the removal of Gadaffi and his family. "Necessary Means" to insure safety of the population would include "Regime Change".

Right now, air cover is supplied by NATO countries, but they should enpower the rebel ground troops with weapons and training. The Libyans have a right to protect themselves and their families against slaughter by an oppressive dictator who looks at them like cockroaches. 

Eventually, the Libyans rebels could be reinforced by volunteers from the Middle East and the world like in Spain during the 1936 civil war

Negotiating with the present Libyan Government should be done in a position of power with a large well armed military force on the ground and in the air. 

The Arab Spring is beginning to bear fruit. We should be there to help it do so.


Posted by qualteam at 6:29 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 1 April 2011 9:38 PM EDT
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Canadian Federal Election Called For May/02/11

Minority governments are basically unstable and this one lasted only two and a half years. In a parliamentary system, a government and the Prime Minister only continue if the "House of Commons" gives them a "vote of confidence". If it's a vote of non-confidence as it was a couple of days ago, an election usually follows.

From left to right, here are the leaders: The Prime Minister (Conservative, Stephen Harper), the Leader of the Opposition, (Liberal, Michael Ignatieff), the Leader of the New Democratic Party, Jack Layton, the leader of The Green Party, Elizabeth May, last and least, the leader of the Bloc Quebecois (a separatist party) Gilles Duceppe.

The biggest knock against Michael Ignatieff is his inexperience. He only joined the Liberal Party five years ago. He spent considerable time out of the country teaching and writing books. The most recent poll has him running a distant third on the question: "Who would make the best Prime Minister?"

The Conservative's minority government was almost overthrown in 2008, by a coalition of N.D.Ps, Liberals and Bloc Quebecois. Harper is making a big thing out of that because he wants a majority government in 2011. A majority government could last four or even five years.

It is highly likely that Harper will win his majority because there's been been too many elections in this decade (4 in 7 years to be exact). Each election costs taxpapers about 300 million dollars.

I'm not enthusiastic about Harper, but the other party leaders have said nothing about Canada's increased debt burden coming out of the recent recession. What would they do about it?

I have a pretty good idea where Conservative Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty is going with his budget.


Posted by qualteam at 8:28 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 27 March 2011 9:09 PM EDT
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Remembering Liz Taylor

Two of the things I remember the most about Liz Taylor were her performances in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and "Suddenly Last Summer". The scripts demanded great performances and Liz delivered.

In "Suddenly Last Summer", she out acted Katharine Hepburn and in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf", she out acted any other actress who graced the silver screen.

She had a long history of friendships with gay actors which included, Montgomery Cliff, Rock Hudson and Roddy McDowell. This happened long before it was cool to be gay.

She also stood by Michael Jackson during his darkest moments a few years ago.

Liz also was the first celebrity to bring AIDS to the forefront of the media.

Dame Elizabeth Taylor lived a very passionate life, both on and off the screen. I remember her most for the way she put her own life into film characters.

 


Posted by qualteam at 10:39 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 24 March 2011 11:33 PM EDT

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