Western Education

Most of the time I think Alex Jones is just totally over the top. But with respect to our education system, I think he is dead on here. I’ve seen the effects on my own children with the exception of my oldest son who was able to see it for what it is.

Sounds like the Tea Party, Not Anonymous

Bryan Tinsdale

If anyone reading this happens to know Bryan Tinsdale in Western Washington, please have him contact me.
Thank you.

What Lies Ahead

It seems more than coincidence that a verse I posted the other day because it seemed to resonate well with the challenges I face in life today and what I’m trying to do to get through them should be today’s Daily Bread Bible reference.

Philippians 3:12-17

English Standard Version (ESV)

Straining Toward the Goal

12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. 16 Only let us hold true to what we have attained.

17 Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us.

Irradiated Foods

Many sources tell us that irradiated food is safe, that it doesn’t make the food radioactive, but there are activation mechanisms for both gamma rays and neutrons, and now it would appear also for X-rays, so basically they lie through their teeth.

[Induced radioactivity in irradiated foods by X ray or gamma ray].

[Article in Japanese]


In the course of the archival studies on safety of irradiated foods by the US Army, experimental records conducted by Glass & Smith, and Kruger & Wilson were investigated, based on our experimental experience. Food irradiation by Co-60 or 4 approximately 24MeV X ray can induce small amount of radioactivity in the foods. The principal mechanisms of the nuclear reactions are (gamma, n). The resulting nuclear products found in irradiated target solutions were Ba-135m, Pb-204m, Hg-199m, Ag-107m,Ag-109m, Cd-111m,Cd-113m, Sn-117m, Sn-119m, Sr-87m, Nb-93m, In113m, In-115m, Te-123m, Te-125m, Lu-178m Hf-160m by the (gamma, n) reaction. The total radio-activities in beef, bacon, shrimp, chicken, and green beans were counted at 60 days after irradiation by Cs-137, Co-60, and fuel element. The activities more than background were found in irradiated bacon and beef by Co-60. and activities were found in most foods when foods were irradiated by high energy X ray and the fuel element. The results were understood as the neutron activation by (gamma, n) or (n, gamma) reaction. Therefore, high energy X ray and spent fuel element were not used for food irradiation. As the results of this study Co-60 has been used with small amount of induced radioactivity in food.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

What Lies Ahead

Philippians 3:13-14

English Standard Version (ESV)

13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Saint Behind The Glass

I first heard Saint Behind the Glass by Los Lobos near the end of Nacho Libre where they’re riding in the bus purchased with wrestling proceeds.  Even the studio version is a beautiful song but this live performance is just awesome.  I particularly love the Harp solo in the middle of the song.

Boom – Fallen Alder

It appears the large boom was caused by an alder tree that fell in our back yard.  All the rain lately has probably turned the hillside soil into so much mush.

Large Boom

About 11:05 we heard a large boom here in Shoreline that rattled the windows and shook the floor but couldn’t find anything out of place in the immediate neighborhood.  The police say they haven’t received any other calls.  I’m at 7th and 198th NE, curious if anyone else near here heard anything similar or knows what it was?

Psalm 33:6-19

New King James Version (NKJV)

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap;[a]
He lays up the deep in storehouses.

Let all the earth fear the Lord;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
For He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.

10 The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.
11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
The plans of His heart to all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.

13 The Lord looks from heaven;
He sees all the sons of men.
14 From the place of His dwelling He looks
On all the inhabitants of the earth;
15 He fashions their hearts individually;
He considers all their works.

16 No king is saved by the multitude of an army;
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
17 A horse is a vain hope for safety;
Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.

18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His mercy,
19 To deliver their soul from death,
And to keep them alive in famine.