Four Horsemen Documentary

Sometimes, you need to take a step back and look at the ‘big picture’. I did that yesterday when I ran into a documentary that (in the words of the producer) “reveals the fundamental flaws in the economic system which have brought our civilization to the brink of disaster”. It’s only 98 minutes and 54 seconds, so it’s not able to spend too much time getting into the details of why and how we got here. But, it offers a historical perspective that should give everyone food for thought. And, for those that need an introduction to the current mess … Click here to read the rest…

Tsunami Warning

My mother-in-law lives in Yokohama, just south of Tokyo, so the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami is more than just an appalling headline. It’s personal. Ditto what’s going on in Fukushima. It worries me that my wife’s mom is in harm’s way – which is why I watch tsunami videos more than most people. And, the tsunami video that I am going to profile here is very important – to you. This video encapsulates the dilemma that you and I find ourselves in. We are hearing warnings of a terrible event that will destroy us if we do nothing. We … Click here to read the rest…

Apocalypse – Oil Crash

Crude oil production peaked in 2005. They knew about it in 2006. They said nothing. They did nothing. But, there was a documentary that came out describing the problem and the implications. It won awards. We watched it and STILL did nothing. No, we did worse than nothing. We lied to each other and pressed harder on the gas pedal. Do not follow everyone else over the cliff. You must wake up and start planning for an apocalyptic future. The following movie was made in 2006, at a time when they weren’t quite sure that they’d reached Peak Oil. Seven … Click here to read the rest…

Apocalypse

Two years ago, I stumbled across something that knocked me down and shook me up. In other words, it was a revelation. When ancient Greeks suffered such a revelation, they referred to it as ἀποκάλυψις, or apocálypsis (normally, with the involvement of some diety). Of course, we don’t say ‘apocalypsis’. We say ‘apocalypse’. How do we use ‘apocalypse’ today? When we say ‘apocalypse’, we mean disaster. That is because the Book of Revelation, which is chock full of disaster, was written in Greek. And, the title of the book? Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰωάννου, or ‘Apocalypsis Ioannou’ Of course, we Anglicized it to: … Click here to read the rest…

Egyptians Torturing Christians

In the Sinai, they have torture camps where thousands of Christians are tortured every year. The Egyptian government knows where they are, and you can bet that the American government knows where they are. Why are they torturing these Christians? You mean, besides the fact that they are Christian? Money. Muslims know that a Christian family will do anything to save their father, mother, son or daughter. Anything. And, these Muslims call up the Christian families and demand everything they have while letting them hear the screams of their loved one over the phone. Isn’t Islam a lovely, lovely religion? … Click here to read the rest…