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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mexican "insurgency" [sic] HS-Style @ CA

Snopes.com says this is TRUE.

I guess they already finished their English homework!!!

Montebello High School in California You will not see this heart-stopping photo on the front page of the NY Times, nor on the lead story of the major news networks. The protestors at Montebello High School took the American flag off the school's flag pole and hung it upside down while putting up the Mexican flag over it. (*See pictures below*) I predict this stunt will be the nail in the coffin of any guest-worker/amnesty plan on the table in Washington. The image of the American flag subsumed to another and turned upside down on American soil is already spreading on Internet forums and via e-mail. Pass this along to every American citizen in your address books and to every representative in the state and federal government. If you choose to remain uninvolved, do not be amazed when you no longer have a nation to call your own nor anything you have worked for left since it will be 'redistributed' to the activists while you are so peacefully staying out of the 'fray'. Check history, it is full of nations/empires that disappeared when its citizens no longer held their core beliefs and values. One person CAN make a difference.

One plus one plus one plus one plus one plus one........ . The battle for our secure borders and immigration laws that actually mean something, however, hasn't even begun. If this ticks YOU off...PASS IT ON! IF IT DOESN'T IT SHOULD!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Vehicular Voltage Q&A (Secular)

Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 6:54 AM Subject: RE: voltage question for the smart man

Nominal Current draw = Power / Voltage. Typical steady state current draw for a running vehicle would be 80 watts /28 VDC = 2.85 Amps. Typical steady state current draw for a vehicle with the engine not running would be 80 watts / 24VDC = 3.33 Amps if the battery is new and in good condition, and 80 watts / 20VDC = 4.00 Amps for a weak older battery. If the Display Screen is turn down less power and less current is drawn. At the lower and upper environmental temperature extremes, thermal management routine s kick in to turn heaters or cooling devices on, and more power and current is drawn.

Current flows from the battery's positive terminal to the computer and and returns back to the battery through it's negative terminal. The battery is basically an energy storage device. Energy is removed from the battery when you place a load on the battery, in this case the computer system. The vehicle's alternator system generates electrical energy to replenish the energy drawn from the battery, to keep the battery fully charged. There really is no good way to measure how much energy is returned to the battery because the device that puts the load on the battery (the computer system in this case) only draws enough current to meet its needs.

During equipment bootup, different power draws will be experienced as the various systems and subsystems are brought online. Inrush currents will surge and vary until the computer system achieves steady state operation, usually within several minutes.

Religious Blog or Carpool Blog?

Some statistics... Did you know 10 out of the last 12 blog posts are on religious in nature. I am as religious as the next guy and I know I don't live in the greater nyc area so I am not swept up in the fervor that is the Pope's visit. I know not everyone who reads this(or blogs this) is catholic... :) Don't get me wrong here either, I love learning about Judiaism... Is this the right place for a continued treatment of religion though... Just a thought

Monday, April 21, 2008

The first Jews were the children of Judah

Beginning with Abraham, we read, "and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed because you have obeyed Me." (Genesis 22:18) Abraham was most certainly a righteous man. He had been tested and proven worthy of that description. But did God speak to him that way because Abraham was somehow so good that God owed him something? Or, was Abraham the very best available choice for fulfilling a role in a process that had been set in motion long before? Was Abraham "the best man for the job"?

The promise continued through Abraham's son Isaac, and then through Isaac's son Jacob. With Jacob the process accelerated and expanded. God changed Jacob's name to Israel, and from his 12 sons began the 12 tribes of Israel, the Israelites.

Among Israel's 12 sons was Judah. From his name, his descendants became known as Jews. Abraham was not a Jew. Isaac was not a Jew. Judah's 11 brothers were not Jews. They were all Israelites, but only Judah's children and descendants, right to this day, are actually qualified to be called Jews. It's more than identifying a correct name, it's a matter of identifying the correct line.

All of Israel's 12 tribes would eventually have a great effect upon the world, 11 of them through exploration, wealth, and industry (especially Ephraim and Manasseh, the sons of Israel's son Joseph), and 1, Judah, the Jews

Who Was The First Jew?

Although millions of people commonly think so, Abraham was not a Jew. Nor was his son Isaac. Nor was Isaac's son Jacob, who God renamed as Israel. Moses and Aaron were also not Jews as is commonly written and spoken by many people, including from a vast number of pulpits every week. As shocking as that is to many people (even some Jews), that is what the Holy Bible says. So, what were Abraham, Isaac and Jacob if they were not Jews? And who actually were and are Jews? And who was the first Jew?

"Jew" Is An Abbreviated Form Of "Judah"

From the genealogical record of the Bible comes some of the most well-known terms relating to Israelite people: Semite and Semitic originate from Noah's son Shem, and Hebrew is derived from Eber (although some people dispute that point, despite what is written in the Scriptures), the ancestor of Abraham. According to Bible History:

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"Shem, Ham, and Japheth [see Sons Of Noah] ... The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech. And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber. And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother's name was Joktan. And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah, And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba, And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan. Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, Eber, Peleg, Reu, Serug, Nahor, Terah, Abram; the same is Abraham. 1:28 The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael." (1 Chronicles 1:4,17-28 KJV)

From two other people come two other very well-known identities: Israelites are the descendants of Isaac's son Jacob, who God renamed Israel, and from Jacob's son Judah come the terms Jew and Jewish.

So how do all of these designations relate to the people involved?

  • The term Shemite is derived from Noah's son Shem.

  • The term Hebrew is derived (although some disagree) from Shem's descendant Eber. Eber was a Shemite, and the first Hebrew, but not an Israelite or a Jew because neither existed yet.

  • Abraham was Eber's descendant. Abraham was a Shemite and a Hebrew, but not an Israelite or a Jew because neither existed yet.

  • Isaac was Abraham's son. Isaac was a Shemite and a Hebrew, but not an Israelite or a Jew because neither existed yet.

  • Jacob, who God renamed Israel, was Isaac's son. Jacob was a Shemite and a Hebrew, but not a Jew because Jews originated with his son Judah. The first Israelites were the children of Jacob.

  • Judah was one of Jacob's twelve sons (see Children of Jacob and The Tribes Of Israel). Judah was a Shemite, a Hebrew, and an Israelite. The first Jews were the children of Judah. The descendants of the other eleven of Jacob's sons were not Jews, but were themselves named accordingly e.g. from Levi came the Levites, from Benjamin came the Benjamites and so on.

    A key descendant of Judah was King David, and the key descendant of King David was Jesus Christ. King David and Jesus Christ were Jews.

A vitally important fact in understanding Bible Prophecy is that while all Jews are Israelites, not all Israelites are Jews. All are Hebrews, but only the descendants of Judah are Jews. Many prophecies apply specifically to the Jewish people of today, while other prophecies apply specifically to the descendants of the other so-called "lost" tribes of Israel (see The Galilee Captivity).

Fatally ill Professor's Last Lecture

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