Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Hyperinflation is Coming: 10 Basic Steps to Surviving an Impending Currency Collapse, by S.P. - Part 2

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STEP 1: Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and Accept the Free Gift of Salvation

The war against the U.S. dollar, the middle class, and free-market capitalism is spiritually rooted, so therefore the solution is spiritual. Important Note: Step #1 is the most critical because absolutely nothing is more important than the forgiveness of sin. "Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:" (Romans 3:24)

STEP 2: “Know Thy Enemy”

Educating yourself about macro-economics is critical, and this website has produced a lot of good online documentaries.

STEP 3: Liquidate Useless Items to Generate Extra Cash

Successfully implementing Step 3 has caused a few extra thousand dollars to flow into my life. From flipping a purportedly rare $26 investment book for several hundred dollars to selling off my 1990's Ralph Lauren college wardrobe that was gathering dust, this eBay idea has proven to be a God-sent bonanza.
  • Building a war chest of cash is essential to every survival plan, so generate additional capital by selling off unwanted/useless items.
  • Set up an eBay account and begin to sell useless/unwanted items. Here's how:
    1. Create an eBay Account .
    2. Sign-up for PayPal Account .
    3. Download eBay Turbo Lister.
    4. Identify unwanted items of value and take quality photos.
    5. Acquire boxes and labels for shipping and package professionally in advanced.
    6. Build inventory within Turbo Lister by creating new items.
      • Use a catchy title and write out a detailed, honest description.
      • Upload a minimum of two or three quality pictures.
      • Sell at fixed price for 30-day duration as a private listing.
      • Provide free shipping, but factor shipping cost into your price with two days handling time.
      • Require immediate payment via PayPal and returns not accepted.
    7. Add items to upload and then upload all or selected items to eBay.

STEP 4: Invest in Basic Necessities and Develop a Strategy for Bartering

If or when the economy experiences runaway inflation, everyday household items will spike dramatically and panic buying may ensue as a by-product.

STEP 5: Build an Emergency Food and Water Supply

Inflationary psychology may become a huge factor because in a similar manner to what occurs when there's an imminent threat of a hurricane or severe snowstorm, panic is triggered and people begin to stockpile things, which creates shortages and causes prices to skyrocket. This in-turn exacerbates the panic. Building an emergency supply circumvents this dilemma.
  • Educate yourself on emergency food storage and buy one year's worth of food.
  • Visit to review emergency preparedness companies and products.

Reputable Emergency Preparedness Companies:

STEP 6: Seek Out Alternative Currencies to the U.S. Dollar

Hedging against an abrupt U.S. Dollar devaluation and the volatility of holding fiat (paper) currency is a must!
  • Educate yourself on bullion buying, and purchase American Gold/Silver Eagles along with junk silver.
  • View Kiyosaki/Mike Maloney Video.

Reputable Precious Metals Dealers:

CAUTION: Precious Metals investing is rife with rip-off artists, market manipulation, unscrupulous broker/dealers, and the risk of government confiscation. Novice investors should not enter the market without proper education. (Visit and read the free Special Report.)
Recommended Reading: Rich Dad's Advisors: Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver by Mike Maloney.

STEP 7: Grow Your Own Food (if possible)

Once again, inflationary psychology may become a catalyst that leads to food shortages, so the more food an individual can grow on their own the less dependent they will be on a supermarket.

STEP 8: Resolve to Increase Your Macro-Economic Intelligence

Financial knowledge is power. The greater an individual's financial intelligence, the greater will be their ability to decipher Fed monetary policy and the impact it will have on their life.

STEP 9: Adopt the Mindset of a Survivalist

Hyperinflation in the U.S.A. could lead to a societal collapse. If Steps 3 through 7 are implemented, an individual may have to protect themselves from thieves who did not prepare.

STEP 10: Psychologically Prepare for a U.S. Dollar Collapse

The majority of Americans will be completely blindsided by a collapse of the U.S. dollar and won't know how to adapt in a hyperinflationary economic environment. Accepting the probability and making preparations gives an individual an edge, because it eliminates denial, anger, and fear.
Legendary, French General Napoleon Bonaparte famously coined the phrase "two o'clock in-the-morning courage."[22] This is immediate, unprepared courage one would have to exhibit when faced with an unexpected crisis in the wee hours of the morning.
Unfortunately, it has been said that this type of innate courage is extremely rare, and the reality of the matter is that very few people are prepared psychologically or emotionally for any kind of out-of-the blue emergency.
As our world continues to become increasingly unstable, wicked and chaotic, developing crisis-anticipation instincts and transforming ourselves into agents of contingency will become mandatory.
  • Mentally accept the possibility and cultivate an attitude of faith and gratitude.
  • Listed below are a few ways to stay mentally and emotionally fit:
    1. Combine ceaseless prayer with daily meditation and reading of the Holy Scriptures.
    2. Establish a vigorous exercise routine to be implemented at least three times per week.
    3. Supplement your diet with pharmaceutical-grade antioxidants, Vitamin D, and Fish Oil.
    4. Incorporate anti-anxiety, stress-reducing spices and herbal tea blends into your lifestyle; these include Chamomile, Passion flower, L-Theanine, Lemon balm, Ginger, and Turmeric.
    5. Spend at least 15 to 20 minutes a day outside breathing fresh air and absorbing sunlight.
    6. Associate with like-minded, intensely cerebral people who possess a positive mental attitude.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


I wrote back the person that referred the previous info to me.  I have taken some heat on it.  The submitter also noted that the rest of what the material presenter had said was "off".  So, duly noted that she seemed to be a little off base.  However, this blog casts a broad net - and then your job (as the reader) is to have the Spirit put his stamp of approval on it, or not.  You are not forced to read the blog.  If you disagree with the content - yet keep coming back, you might find yourself a hobbyist schill..... 

Were it not for this broad net, I would not have almost any relevant data for the blog - because there is a famine in the land of prophetic utterance.  The Church today is not the same Church of 1832 - where this type of thing was the rule, and not the exception.  The general membership is grossly wicked, though.  This famine, however, is the reason most people come to this blog.  They sense all is not well in Zion, nor in the Promised Land (USA) - and they are looking for answers.  They read the scrips, hear what the rank and file leaders are saying and there is some cognitive disconnect in their minds (and spirits).  When many are crying peace and saying all is well - and the dust clouds from the approaching armies are visible on the horizon - there is a great sense of dread and confusion by the average citizen of Zion.  Where are the sounds of the trumpets blaring - calling all able bodied to arms?  Many are in a panicked state.  When I hear the grating sound of my leadership calling me to repentance and saying we are in a world of hurt - just as I heard in my younger years with ETB - I feel like someone has my back and is doing the heavy lifting.  When I hear "peace in our day" as the British did from Chamberlain - while knowing one of the most evil sacks was openly talking of the complete change of the world order of the day - that is a dread-inducing realization......

Here is what I wrote back to the person who turned me onto the previous information:

I remember you and your husband well.  I guess I was being overprotective when I was trying to vet you out when you approached me about a spot at the "Conference".  I am always worried someone who is hostile will crash the party instead of just politely leaving if they did not agree with the material.  So, when I realized you were a "friendly" and more preparedness-minded than I am, I was kind of laughing at myself.  I have found that the more I tell people that "all is not well in Zion", the more hostile I am treated.  I begin to understand what Lehi, Samuel (the Lamanite) and others came up against when they sounded the alarm.  Hope the last month of your pregnancy is going smoothly.

Glad you sent that to me.  I like virtually any different perspective - and then rely on the Spirit to filter out the stuff that does not work.
I have to say though, I am taking a bath on the author of that article - people calling her out as apostate.
The more outspoken I am, the more heat people apply if something is not perfectly above board.  Jesus had many people who "sought occasion against him" - he, of course, was quite the lightning rod back in the day.  I have a few schills who have been stalking the blog looking for any detail they can find "offensive".  Not sure if they are paid or just hobbyist schills.  When Denver Snuffer began stating the same thing I found (that the Book of Mormon was written for us - members of the Church and 2 Nephi 28-31 was a smack down of the general membership of the Church - and not a random stab at the world), the schills suddenly started showing up and shooting him down.  That one eventually landed him in a disciplinary council when he started taking pot shots at SL.

I am leaving it up, though - it is interesting that she arrived at about the same date as many others have.  The premise of the blog is that I throw the stuff out there and let the people decide whether it is worthy of wasting  their time on.  I do not hold it out there as doctrine, only that it MUST NOT contradict the existing doctrinal set - and it must match my world view - or it gets tossed.  This includes commentary.  If this blog were just another vanilla perspective, it would be just another blog.  When cooking, I like to heavily spice my food.  My wife usually cooks, I usually show up at the end if busy, and spice the heck out of the dish.  My kids love me in the kitchen for that reason.  When I write and think about stuff, it is usually pretty spicy.  I cannot stand a weak, watery gruel.  Meat and potatoes for me.....  Doctrinally and at the dinner table.
I think this will be my blog piece for the day.


I am horribly exhausted - but I am staying up to see this thing.

It is my goal to see all four and the eclipse - weather permitting.

Amy, a blog reader passed this along:


Monday, April 14, 2014


Ooooooo, the suspense......  I do not know what to think of it, other than I do not have an impression one way or the other.

This was my previous post on the 188 day cycle corresponding with the very first blood moon:

I was at the waterfront today and the tide was almost over surge line for the entire 7 hour period I was there.  Apparently, the moon is at perigee (closest to earth) right now.  This increases the tidal forces and thus increases the strain on the crustal boundaries - thus making a higher susceptibility to the BIG ONE.

Here is an interesting video from the one of the people that used patterns to successfully predict the March 2011 monster in Japan:  

Sit down and buckle up??


Well, I almost stepped in it today in Gospel "Doctrine" class.

The SS President, who is a former Bishop in the ward was teaching about how Jethro came and gave Moses some advice about getting a few counselors, so he basically would not get torn rotator cuffs during battles and so he would not otherwise get burned out with the administrative load.

I raised my hand and pointed out that Jethro was not steadying the ark or challenging the role of the guy who had the power and authority to do some butt-kicking miracles, but that he was a Patriarch and that Moses, as one who went to him to get his Priesthood, would have been deferential to his authority.  This did not sit well with the instructor - and I was slapped down moderately hard.  Prophet is always top of the food chain is the mantra.

Not so - I was thinking in my mind - people are too doctrinally simple.  In that day, the Patriarchal Order was in place - just as it will be in the Millennium after the smackdown takes place.  That is a terrestrial and definitely celestial model.....  The organization, in that day - just as it did in the days of Adam and down until the days of Moses had very few levels.  The highest authority was the Patriarch in each home.  If the father of the man of the house were still alive (as my 83 year old father is), then deference would be given to the living elder in matters of "tribal business".  Because we have rejected these basic principles, and indeed treat our elderly as throw away trash - neither honoring, nor respecting them, we will be cut off and our days will be made short on the land of promise in the day of our affliction here quite shortly.  The other problem - the reason the Patriarchal Order is dead - is that a majority of the men in the Church are completely incapable of healing, prophesying, leading and otherwise fulfilling that role in it's full measure - this due to general wickedness.  For this reason, we will be purged, as a people.  We are lukewarm - therefore, we will be spewed out.

My wife pointed Verse 12 out to me as we read scrips tonight :

 When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses’ father in law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the Lord had brought Israel out of Egypt;
 Then Jethro, Moses’ father in law, took Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after he had sent her back,
 And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:
 And the name of the other was Eliezer; for the God of my father, said he, was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh:
 And Jethro, Moses’ father in law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God:
 And he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.
 ¶And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.
 And Moses told his father in law all that the Lord had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the Lord delivered them.
 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.
 10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the Lord, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
 11 Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.
 12 And Jethro, Moses’ father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses’ father in law before God.
 13 ¶And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening.
 14 And when Moses’ father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even?
In verse 12, Moses did not lead the whole assembled Priesthood in the ritual sacrifice, it was Jethro who had the honor, by right.  Holy smokes - I was not in an argumentative mood this morning - but this is crystal clear to me after a re-read......  Better than just using the logic, the Spirit bore confirmation of it as I was saying it.  I was answered with self-assured smugness that I was clearly wrong...  Sometimes I wonder if the "old sectarian preachers", as Joseph called them, will get more of a pass in the judgment than some of the "teachers" in our day who lead as blind guides, making twice the children of hell the adherents - because they will not or cannot teach sound doctrine.  Those "teachers of righteousness" in Jesus day had the same hang ups.  Smugness when confronted with someone they might well have paid attention to....  He kept warning them - one greater than Abraham, Queen of Sheba, etc is here.  They were too dense to get it (pounding head against wall, I am sure.....).

Further, just as when a Stake President comes into a Ward Meeting, the Bishop conducts, but the higher authority presides.  The same principle applies in the Patriarchal Order.  Arguably, the greatest prophet of all-time is Abraham who was shown things that even Joseph Smith was only given to study and then translate.  Yet, Abraham, the father of so many nations went and gave deference to Shem or Melchizedek, the Great High Priest of Salem when he went to pay his tithes and to have the sacraments given to him.  This deference was given precisely because Shem was the GHP of the day.  He was the oldest living one in authority - carrying that authority directly from his father, Noah.  Shem, unless I am mistaken, was also the last one to bear the original garment of the Holy Priesthood that was given to Adam (by God himself) in the Garden of Eden in order to cover his nakedness.  That relic has gone by the wayside - and I have not been able to pick up the trail......  Although, after that many years, I would surmise the scent trail would be easy to pick up.......  I have had to wear the same garment bottoms for two weeks (due to circumstance and in the summer) - and all I will say is - pee-uuuuuuu.

Sometime, I will go more into the narrative of the early garment in a more thorough and less irreverent manner.


I have had an interesting day today.  First of all, the blog came up on .75mil.  I am excitedly awaiting my first 1.0mil sometime around October.  I may not make that milestone if things coalesce as this blog has purported.

I got called out three times today.  Once by a former Bishop, once by a street preacher at a local park and once by my wife.  I don't mind getting called out - just if you are going to do it, make sure you have your ducks in a row.  I am starting to build up a little toxicity to the idiots and a-holes (sorry about the french - no better word) out there that think they are so smart that they can blindly start shooting you down before they have built a case that is water tight - or without asking a few questions.  I just witnessed a co-worker who has been doing what I have been doing for twice as many years, get called out by his young whipper-snapper lead who has been doing what we are doing for half as many years as I have been doing it (that makes his experience level a quarter of this seasoned employee), call out this senior team member - and then proceed to pull one of the most brutal political moves you can do in my profession; busting him down to a quarterly audit from a bi-annual audit.  This veteran employee is not stupid by any means.  His problem?  Too nice of a guy - and the nice guys never seem to win any more.  Just the a-holes seem to win in life, as of late.

Being a scrapper, I told him to take it to the governing body and give them the data from each of the cases he was busted down for - and let them decide.  He did so - and all three cases came back with zero defects in reasoning.  My polite and seasoned co-worker is in the process of taking this a-hole to the hoop and sticking his nose in it - with my coaching and encouragement.  Bottom line, they are purging all the older "higher dollar" employees with lower-paid new employees that will do as they are told and not ask any tough questions......  I have lost faith in my company - and plan to quit in the next several months as I make the final move to get off the coast completely to join my family full time.  It will not make it past the middle of next year anyway, so there is no hope of receiving a pension in 20 years anyway.  Ethics of this aerospace giant are fading quickly - and that is a harbinger of disaster in this business.....  Oh, the stories I have.  When I am no longer contractually obligated to toe the line, I will spill some interesting goings on in the blog.  The world needs to hear how the big boys go about corrupting the natural order of things.  So much so, that I mentioned something that needs to be told to a member of my former Stake Presidency, and he was dead-nuts serious and told me to shut up or I would get myself killed.....  Not making it up.  Problem is, I do not fear death or any of that stuff.  When it comes to fighting battles of good and right, I have had clearing and blocking moves posted against my adversary - and, even though I requested it, the results were stunning and jaw dropping.....  God truly is great - and will answer the prayer of faith in remarkable ways.  Sometimes, almost instantaneously...... but you have to live for it.  And that takes work and patience.

So here is the latest one from my wife - and I know her intentions were good; but I have baggage from all the crap I am seeing around me so it ruffled my feathers a little.  One of the cornerstones of the recent "End of the World Conference" was a quote saying we CAN know the day and the hour of Jesus coming (to Jerusalem).  All the lazy "virgins" in the Church have used that stay asleep just a little longer and to continue their lives as winebibbers and listening to those who peep and mutter instead of those who actively are using their gifts of prophecy and revelation - and who anchor their words in those who were clearly in possession of the gifts of prophecy and revelation (myself being one of them).  She said she felt the need to source the quote:

Lord Will Tell His Prophets When 2nd Coming to Take Place
Remarks on the comeing of the Son of Man by Joseph Smith the Prophet. 3 Made in Nauvoo Christ says no man knoweth the day or the hour when the Son of Man cometh. This is a sweeping argument for sectarianism against Latter day ism. Did Christ speak this as a general principle throughout all generations Oh no he spoke in the present tense no man that was then liveing upon the footstool of God knew the day or the hour But he did not say that there was no man throughout all generations that should not know the day or the hour. No for this would be in flat contradiction with other scripture for the prophet says that God will do nothing but what he will reveal unto his Servants the prophets consequently if it is not made known to the Prophets it will not come to pass; again we find Paul 1st Thesslonians 5th Chapter expressly points out the characters who shall not know the day nor the hour when the Son of Man cometh for says he it will come upon them as theif or unawares. Who are they they are the children of darkness or night. But to the Saints he says yea are not of the night nor of darkness of that that day should come upon you unawares. John the revelator says 14 chap 7th verse that the hour of his judgements is come they are precursers or forerunners of the comeing of Christ. read Matthew 24 Chap and all the Prophets.
He says then shall they see the Sign of the domeing of the Son of Man in the clouds of Heaven. How are we to see it Ans. As the lighting up of the morning or the dawning of the morning cometh from the east and shineth unto the west--So also is the comeing of the Son of Man. The dawning of the Morning makes its appearance in the east and moves along gradualy so also will the comeing of the Son of Man be. it will be small at its first appearance and gradually becomes larger untill every eye shall see it. Shall the Saints understand it Oh yes. Paul says so. Shall the wicked understand Oh no they attribute it to a naturn cause. They will probably suppose it is two great comets comeing in contact with each other
¶ It will be small at first and will grow larger and larger untill it will be all in a blaze so that every eye shall see it. Joseph Smith the Prophet.
 I said no need, I understand the style and prose and voice of that man.  This is not a close forgery - I would be able to pick it out.  So, off we go to the online TPJS and could not find it.

Finally, I did a search of early Church conferences and found it, just as cited:


The reason I started this blog, was due to a statement I made to a former Bishop who was over to our house for dinner.  I mentioned that I thought (in 2006) that we were headed to Civil War (which incidentally will happen this summer/fall - only eight short years later).  I mentioned several statements made AFTER the first CW that all pointed to the same event.  He scoffed - basically telling me I was full of bull-puckey.  When I went to look them up, I could not find them.  That month, I had literally scoured thousands of pages of material and I could not re-source the statements.  Basically - when you put challenge someone and put them on the defensive, you force them to the burden of proof.  That, my friends - is a form of bearing false witness.  Now, if you say "Hmmm, I have never heard that before, I would love to read it myself.  Could you provide a quote?" - then it is a positive and affirming.  If you say, "Hmmm, I have never heard that before.  Are you sure about that?"  Very negative and degrading, forcing someone who is sharing out of concern of spreading a great new truth, to go on the defensive.

Many would say, why get so wrapped around the axle?  Mostly because I have been blathering for years like a broken record and I have had no support from virtually anyone.  Like a lone wanderer in a dry dusty desert, I just need to drink from a pool of cool, clear water.  The End of the World Conference was a sweet respite among great people.  People, quite frankly, that I would love the start the Millennium out with.....  The rest (the hecklers and nay-sayers, etc)?  After working so hard to open my mouth, I would like to just leave them to their own devices in what is coming.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


I have been thinking.  And that means trouble.....

If we are to take the verses and timing of those words in Revelations Ch. 6 literally (CLICK LINK), with the sequence of huge earthquake, sun darkened and the moon turned to blood then we may well have the Matthew 24 (no man can stand) EQ sometime between the second blood moon on 10/8/14 and the annular eclipse of March 20th, 2015 (see graphic below).

 Just a thought.  The more I understand and read, the more I realize the Lord was quite literal in what He caused to be written.....

What in relation to the House of Israel might this herald?  It would herald the return of the 10 tribes.  When they come, it will shake the Everlasting Hills to the core (and the rest of the earth, as well).  People will look back on the event and exclaim that it was the single greatest natural event to visit this earth historically.


At the End of the World Conference, I made a point about Obama causing the sacrifice to cease during his 2013 visit - and then asked myself the question as to whether it would ever resume until Christ came.

This article answers this very question one year later:

Israeli Institute Prepares Priests for Jerusalem's Third Temple

The movement to rebuild Jerusalem's third temple expands.

The Temple Mount, known to Muslims as Al-Haram Al-Sharif,  dominates this aerial view of the Old City of Jerusalem, taken on Oct. 2, 2007.
An aerial view of the Old City of Jerusalem. An organization of Israeli temples is preparing priests for the the reconstruction of the city's historic third temple.
By: Yuval Avivi, Contributor for Al-Monitor
On April 10, at 5 p.m., hundreds of Jews will gather at the Maimonides rabbinical institution plaza in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem and start learning the Jewish laws of Passover. Rabbis and experts, including Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, the head of the Temple Institute in the Old City of Jerusalem, the leading body preparing for the establishment of the third temple, will teach the audience the laws of the Passover sacrifice. Alongside Ariel, the ritual slaughterer (shohet) Rabbi Yehudah Giatt will teach the audience about the unique elements of the slaughter of the Passover sacrifice. After the lessons, the real thing will start: the simulation of the Passover sacrifice.
The timing of the gathering isn’t coincidental: This was the date on which the people of Israel were commanded to take a lamb and sacrifice it, before the exodus from Egypt. The ceremony on Thursday will be, in Israel Defense Forces (IDF) lingo, “practice with live fire.” Slaughtering lambs, sprinkling their blood on the altar by priests dressed in kosher priestly garments and roasting the lambs, with their heads, legs and innards. Just as God intended.
[READ: Kerry's Artificial Negotiations]
This isn’t the first time that the "Association of Temple Organizations" will hold this activity, but this year the practice drill and re-enactment of the Passover sacrifice will be carried out by the students of the school for priests, Nezer Ha-kodesh, which started operating this year. The priest school intends to train the hundreds of priests that would be needed to work at the third temple; many Jews endeavor for its establishment in Israel today.
Ten students, who got to the priests school by word of mouth, paid 1,000 shekels (some $290), a relatively small sum, for twice-weekly lessons, three hours each, that teach “how to be priests.” The director of the school, Rabbi Yehoshua Friedman, hopes that the school will be more properly publicized next year and that more students will arrive. “The rabbis say that the minimum necessary is 13 priests in the temple to carry out the mandatory sacrifices. If you’re talking about a fully operating temple, where people bring their own sacrifices, it’s a place where hundreds of priests work daily,” he says. “In the days of old, a father and grandfather would teach the grandson and son how to be a priest, the commandments and laws. Today, they have to take a course. The prayer to establish the temple has no meaning if we don’t actually prepare for it. Think what would happen if tomorrow you got a functioning temple and don’t have priests.”
There are a great many laws for the temple, some of which have been forgotten and faded over the years: how to use incense, how to light the holy menorah, how to sanctify hands and feet, and of course, how to sacrifice. “The priests themselves come with requests to learn one topic or another. We are also learning as we go how the course should look. The students are very practical and focused,” explains Friedman.
At the Temple Institute, researchers are working hard to relearn the laws as well as study the architecture, location and necessary tools. “One of the unique elements of the course,” says Friedman, “is the actual practice. In my course, they learned how to sacrifice birds, so we brought stuffed doves, so that the priests would learn how to hold them, how to execute the specific moves. We work on standing in front of the altar to demonstrate the action, so that it’ll become natural to them.”
For the temple people, the priests’ course is an advanced stage that follows the completion of quite a few steps. First of all is the level of consciousness. For many years, say those working to establish the third temple, religious Zionism and the State of Israel worked to focus Jewish longing on the Western Wall.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Interesting argument for the nature vs nurture crowd:

Harsh Childhood Environments Linked to Drastic Chromosome Ageing

April 9th, 2014 Via: New Scientist:
Children growing up in severely disadvantaged circumstances can experience drastic chromosome ageing. By the time they are 9 years old their telomeres – the caps on the ends of chromosomes that shrink each time cells divide – can be as short as those of someone decades older. And a particular combination of genes seems to make children flourish in nurturing environments but suffer in harsh environments.
Daniel Notterman from Penn State University in University Park and colleagues found the effect in a group of 40 9-year-old boys, half of whom were from extremely harsh backgrounds and half from privileged ones.
Telomeres protect chromosomes from damage, so their shortening over time is thought to be responsible for some of the negative effects of ageing.
Children whose mothers had changed partners more than once by the time they were 9 had telomeres 40 per cent shorter than those whose mothers didn’t change relationships. And those with mothers who’d gone to college had 35 per cent longer telomeres than those who didn’t, on average. They also found shorter telomeres were associated with harsh parenting and younger mothers.
“The social environment really conditions the way that these children are living, and their health,” says Notterman. “The fact that these people have early telomere shortening by the age of 9 could be an argument for some people who want to intervene earlier in the lives of children, by getting them in school, for example.”


Well, the corrupt sack called Harry Reid just simply has to go!  I have nothing but contempt for the person.  I will not call him a man.....