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Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Problems I Have With AMC's "The Walking Dead"

One of the main problems of "The Walking Dead" is that the humans often act worse than the zombies. In "World War Z", mankind is brought together to solve the zombie apocalypse. In Walking Dead, it's every group for itself. A couple of seasons ago, it was the Woodbury group led by the sadistic Governor. This season, it was the cannibals at Terminus.

There is a focus on nauseating/shocking scenes and the pornography of death. A writer even listed "His Seven Top Shocking Moments"

I disliked the episode called "The Grove" the most because two children were killed almost as an afterthought. It seemed like the producers got rid of them because they were excess baggage.

Zombie king, George Romero rejected "The Walking Dead" because it was too much like a soap opera. I agree.

Every since I was a teenager, I've enjoyed horror movies and zombie movies like the original "Dawn of the Dead" and "Return of the Living Dead". I've also enjoyed imaginative offbeat supernatural movies like "The Evil Dead" and "Phantasm".

The Walking Dead hasn't shown that it can go into imaginative realities like "Lost" and "The Twilight Zone". It seems content to give its audience the cheap thrills of a video game with touches of "The Young and Restless" thrown in.

One of the things that I like best about "The Walking Dead" 5th edition is that the zombies are more decayed and ferocious than ever.  The pansy minister, Gabriel, vomits after an encounter with these walkers from hell, very realistic, but where does the show go from there.

P.S.  There is another zombie apocalypse TV series called Z Nation. It has a lighter approach to "Zs" than The Walking Dead. Unfortunately, they killed off the central character in the last episode.

Sci/Fi Plot Twists:  It would be really great if the characters woke up one day and found out they were really on "Zombie World" where sinister aliens were betting each other on the outcome of any major event. Great idea, but I would have to be a writer on one of the series to make it occur.






Posted by qualteam at 4:49 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 20 October 2014 5:14 PM EDT
Monday, 22 September 2014
The 20st Century And The Roosevelts

It was quite an experience watching The Roosevelts on PBS for 14 hours two weeks ago.

They all had to overcome enormous personal and/or physical problems.

Theodore Roosevelt was a sickly child and suffered from severe asthma. He wasn't suppose to live. When he grew up, his wife and mother died on the same. To forget about these deaths, he became a cattle rancher in North Dakota. During a severe winter, Theodore lost his huge herd to freezing temperates. This cost him much of his inheritance. Unfazed by this set back, he became a war hero during the Spanish American War and later became U.S. President where he fought against many monolopies.

Franklin Roosevelt lived in Theodore's shadow for many years. He was shy and definitely not an adventurer like his older cousin. He didn't play team sports and his fellow students rejected him. He managed to get into politics because of his Roosevelt name, but there was nothing about him that would make him look like a world beater. Franklin developed polio in 1921 and it looked like his political career was over. He tried everything he could to rehabilitate himself. Finally, he bought "Warm Springs Georgia" and turned it into a polio rehabilitation centre. The secret to rehabilitating himself wasn't dwelling in self pity, but in helping others. He would do that during "The Great Depression" and "The Second World War".

There are various theories as to what made FDR tick, but I think he was deeply influenced by teachers who were socially active Christians. 

Eleanor Roosevelt was called granny by her mother who thought of her as an ugly child. Despite that, she carved out a life for herself that included feminine, social, and racial activism. Probably, her crowning achievement was pushing through the United Nations' "Bill of Rights".

The 20th century was a struggle between good and evil on many fronts. The Roosevelts exemplify what is good and noble about mankind in any age.

Posted by qualteam at 8:56 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 1 October 2014 8:07 PM EDT
Thursday, 11 September 2014
The Hidden History Of Earth And The Battles Between "The Gods"

Planet Earth hasn't been a planet of peace and serenity over the last hundreds of millions of years. In fact, the planet appears to have been a battle ground over who was the greatest "God".

One of the original "god games" on this planet was who can build the biggest tastiest dinosaur. No doubt, some intergalactic fast food chain wanted the best McDinosaur burger around. When the winner was chosen, the losers got ticked off and destroyed all the Dinosaurs.

About 500,000 years ago, "The Annunaki" discovered that gold was a plentiful quantity on Earth. They started their mines in Africa and used their own people as labourers. Many of  the Annunaki spent thousands of years mining and they got tired of it. It was "Hell" to them.

To save their own people, they created a humaniod slave race called a "Lulu"

The other gods in the galaxy got wind of this improved ape and challenged the Annunaki to a contest to make the best human being in the universe. You can see part of this contest in the Nazis's quest to create "A Master Race"

The criteria for the winning entry was how well your human fought against other humans. Something along the lines of "The Highlander"(i.e. The winning specimen would chop the heads off of the other contenders.) 

As with the dinosaurs, many of the gods disagreed with the winning entry and/or the criteria for the winning entry. Wars between the gods and wars between their worshippers soon followed. Shadows of these wars are found in video games. 

History become a bloodbath between different tryants (god or man) where victory is oftened measured by "body counts"(i.e. dead bodies). 

Please note that different societies have their own secret histories like the Japanese and Native Americans

Earth with its multiple varieties of life forms is a exciting place for alien geneticists and/or advanced beings who want to help humanity. 


Posted by qualteam at 4:19 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 12 September 2014 7:29 AM EDT
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
The Pharisees, Jesus And A Loving God

The Pharisees rejected Jesus because he was obviously talking about a god and a kingdom that was strange to them. The God he talking about was loving, caring, forgiving and served others. The god, the Pharisees knew was often wrathful and demanded unquestioning obedience.

The Pharisees preached that the Jewish Messiah would come to Earth and destroy the Romans and their gods. However, Jesus's Kingdom was "not of this world". It would be a new world order where humans would be free and not slaves to warlike gods who fought against each other like "The Annunaki".

The ancient Summerian religion was the basis for Judaism, Islam and Christianity in the Middle East. The conflicts between "gods" go back thousands of years and continue in different religious sects to this day. 

Jesus reflected "The True God"  and not one created from alien interference in human affairs. 

War, death, hatred, loss, and suffering has had its impact on just about every soul that's migrated to Earth. These impacts leave scars in our subconscious. That is why most of us need rest and therapy in the next life. That includes suicides like Robin Williams.

We have a caring, loving, forgiving God to help us. 



Posted by qualteam at 12:43 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:03 AM EDT
Monday, 18 August 2014
Robin William's Journey To St. Patrick's Station In Bedford Falls

There may be different names for St. Partick's Station or Bedford Falls, but the place is the same. 

This is the place where you get rehabilitated from the previous lifetime or other lifetimes that may be bothering you.

You also get to see how earthly life would have been if you weren't born. 

These are all part of the humanitarian objectives of "The Brotherhood of Christ". 

There is more on the Brotherhood on the right side of this page under "My Cosmic Views of the Universe""As it was in the beginning, is now and ever more shall be, world without end".


Posted by qualteam at 6:22 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 18 August 2014 6:33 PM EDT
Thursday, 14 August 2014
The Afterlife, Suicide and Robin Williams

Robin Williams was one of the funniest persons on Earth. Yet, there was a dark side to him that I first saw in the Fisher King. He seemed to go from acting crazy to being crazy in a blink of an eye.

This condition was rarely seen by others or even Robin, himself. It's part of being a manic-depressive

Robin entertained just about everyone with his routines. He shared his comedy frenzies with millions, but his depressions were shared mostly with himself.

In many ways Robin's art reflected his life and his life reflected his art. In "Good Will Hunting", Robin played a therapist who is often the patient. In "What Dreams May Come" Robin stayed with his wife in Hell until they were reincarnated. In "Popeye", he's the weird clown with lots to say.

Good Will Hunting with Matt Damon was probably, the closest that Robin ever got to therapy. Unfortunately, it didn't bring out the dark memories of The Fisher King. Two patients going at each other may make for good drama, but it's not good therapy.

Robin Williams had a few funny quotes about the afterlife. Unfortunately, you don't escape from your problems by going there. 

Sometimes, a person's death can be an unfortunate mistake like "The Twilight's Zone: A Stop In Willoughby", or an escape to something you think you want, but actually don't: "TWZ's Nice Place To Visit".

I get the feeling that Robin wanted to go to a place where there's peace and quiet and where he doesn't have to entertain everybody. I pray that he gets there and that he gets the therapy that he didn't get in his life. 

Eventually, he may end up touring the galaxy with his comedy show. 

My tweets on Robin Williams are found here. 

Posted by qualteam at 9:46 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 15 August 2014 9:27 PM EDT
Saturday, 2 August 2014
Afterlife 101

While you can go to a school or a church to learn about heaven/hellpast lives, out of body experiencesaliens, etc. There really isn't an Afterlife 101 that deals with all possibilities of life after death in a step by step fashion.

This subject is often approached through religious dogma, personal mysticismspiritual guides or maybe even the akashic library. There are many sources for this type of information. I'd like to think that even science fiction can give you some insight into the next world. Check out "The Twilight Zone", "The Q-Continuum"  and some of my blog entries under the heading "My Cosmic Views Of The Universe" further down on the right hand side of this page.

It would be nice if there were spiritual hyperlinks to all the information that we wanted, but we're stuck with the internet and its links. It can be hard slugging at times.

On the way to discovering your own personal afterlife, you'll probably run into old gods like"The Annunaki", and  "The Galactic Federation" with or without light. 

We're on a journey through this world to a destination that is a complete mystery to many. It doesn't have to be this way. "Seek and you will find", "Knock and the door will be opened to you"."Ask and it will be given".

Are you going to sign up for "Afterlife 101" or have you already taken it? 

Posted by qualteam at 8:42 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 2 August 2014 11:29 PM EDT
Monday, 21 July 2014
Top Ten Movies About The Afterlife


The Afterlife is a fascinating other-worldly concept for many people. It has been spoken about in just about every religion on Earth and many books and movies have been written about it. There's even a website "Afterlife 101", that covers the subject pretty thoroughly. 

I believe that the basic self/soul can percieve spiritual realities like the afterlife. These things are usually contacted as visions or intuitive, mystical perceptions.

Some beings are lucky enough to have first hand knowledge like "Out of Body Experiences"

Many movies dwell on the fact that the afterlife can be a horrifying experience in the body of a zombie or a vampire. None of those horror movies made it to my top ten list.

I wanted something that was realistic, entertaining and mentally expansive as well.

Here's the list starting with number one: 

  1.  Ghost: It was best picture in the early 1990s. Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg were great in it. One of the most memorable lines: The subway ghost yelled "If I could only have a drag"  after he broke the glass of a cigarette machine.
  2. The Others: A family in an old dark house surrounded by fog hear the voices of spirits or something else. This is a chilling story of terrible secrets and grim disclosures.
  3. Heaven is Real: A four-year old child has an out of body experience that shows him secrets that he never knew about. Based on a true story.
  4. What Dreams May Come: The afterlife heaven and hell become blended together from human creativity. It's a story where redemption comes in a very different way.
  5. Insidious: It's a dark/scary view of what reality ("The Further") looks to those who haven't gone to the light or passed over.
  6. Beetlejuice:  Humorist view on what can happen if you get involved with the wrong kind of people in the next world.
  7. Heaven Can Wait: Sometimes shit happens in the afterlife that shouldn't. Comedy about keeping body and soul in the right place. Lots of fun.
  8. Defending Your Life: This is definitely a new age view of heaven and what goes on there. It's a great place to eat anything you want.
  9. Made In Heaven: There is a possibility that some relationships are made in Heaven, but how do they end up on Earth.
  10. The Lovely Bones: A dead (murdered) teenager narrates the story from this world and the next. Film doesn't succeed as a crime thriller or sci/fi fantasy. The story was better in the book than in the movie.
Other interesting movies that didn't make the top ten were "The Sixth Sense" and "Phantasm". Phantasm, probably, has the freakiest view of the afterlife that I've ever seen. Don't miss it.



Posted by qualteam at 11:25 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 27 July 2014 11:42 PM EDT
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Top Ten Poker Buttons And Sayings

The above saying comes from the movie "Rounders"  starring  Matt Damon. If you want to know some good tactics and strategies about playing poker, this would be a good place to start.

I practice a lot playing cheap poker games (under $2 dollars) at  This is where I discovered the top ten buttons above the players' nicknames. Despite all the badbeats and insults at the poker tables, these buttons and sayings remind you that poker first and foremost should be fun:


  1. "Save The Drama For Your Mama" If you're a cry baby tell your mother, not other poker players. Good advice. 
  2. "Donk of Donks"  This guy would be a super donkey or fish. Well phrased. You should be able to make his money your money.
  3. "Sir Trap A Lot" This is a player who sits in the weeds and disguises the power of his hand. Watch out for him.
  4. "Newfoundhand" This is a player from Newfoundland. If you don't know where it is, find it on Google maps.
  5. "Sw33tNutz" I don't know if this guy is talking about an unbeatable poker hand or a part of his anatomy. 
  6. "Puke KO Queen" This is probably a gay guy or a woman who drinks a lot while playing online poker.
  7. "Limp Chimp" This is a person who just calls the blinds rather than raising. He might also make weird sounds when playing like Cheetah, Tarzan's chimp.
  8. "Fish 0" This is a guy without much confidence in his poker playing ability.
  9. "Keep Calm And Bluff" This is obviously a guy who wears sunglasses when he plays poker.
  10. "Toilet Police" These cops make sure people flush the toilet after using it. The guy who uses this button/badge probably plays lots of crappy hands.

Personally, I like Daniel Negreau's approach to poker. It's a fun social event even when he loses.



Posted by qualteam at 9:58 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 17 July 2014 11:00 AM EDT
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Fallview Concert With The Diamonds, The Shirelles and Bryan Hyland

This concert was actually called "The Original Stars of Dick Clark's Bandstand" which was different than "The Legends in Concert" or "Great Moments on Bandstand" at Dick Clark's Theatre in Branson.

The "original stars" at the Fallsview casino were the title performers above. The Branson shows were tribute artists and video clips. Obviously, it's better to see the real stars themselves rather than imitators. I also saw the concert for free because I had a few points on my player's card. Not bad at all.

The lead singer of the Diamonds, David Sommerville sang the group hits including the "Do Wop classic, Little Darlin" and the first line dance tune, "The Stroll". The Diamonds were the first Canadian group to have a rock and roll number one hit.

Bryan Hyland came on next and he sang the longest titled song in the English language "Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie, Yellow Polka Bot Bikini". What a hoot. We saw the video too. He, also, sang "Sealed With a Kiss" which brought back memories of teenage dances and first romances.

The stars of the concert, however, were "The Shirelles". The first girl group to have multiple hits. "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "Soldier Boy" were their biggest. Just incredible songs.

The Shirelles, David Sommerville and Bryan Hyland, then did they own tribute to the great rock and roll performers of the 1950s and 60s. This included "Chubby Checker""Little Richard", "Jerry Lee Lewis""Chuck Berry""Elvis Presley", and "Fats Domino".

While rock and roll performers get older, the music never does. It remains as youthful and energetic as it was 60 years ago. That's when Elvis made the first rock and roll hit, "That's Alright Mama". 


Posted by qualteam at 10:00 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 8 July 2014 10:03 PM EDT

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