A film, by Chris Pratt, you MUST watch to know the truth of the events & affairs as happened during Bush/Cheney times . . . extended & accentuated in Obama Administration.The web of deceptions is simply astounding & overpowering. They say if you keep throwing mud onto the wall eventually some of the dirt will stick.
So wake up and don’t just believe all that you see & read as provided by the mainstream media.
You will see many people who lied & got away with their lying.
This is the full version of the “deceptions” film. It was produced by an activist with NO film making experience for $750 and it was released in 2010. In spite of an amateur status “deceptions” was well reviewed and has developed rather a “cult” following.
Deceptions is a six part film that traces a string of deceptions from 9/11, through the Bush Administration and now the Obama Administration, oil and banking power and fraud, media collusion and the existence of a controlling elite.
It ends with a plea for the people of America to become citizen journalists – to report what they see and to encourage full discovery, disclosure and debate on myriad of issues that intentionally remain hidden from public view
Michael Anti (aka Zhao Jing), a key figure in China’s new journalism, explores the growing power of the Chinese internet & the truth behind the great firewall of China.l
He has been blogging from China for 12 years. Despite the control the central government has over the Internet — “All the servers are in Beijing” — he says that hundreds of millions of microbloggers are in fact creating the first national public sphere in the country’s history, and shifting the balance of power in unexpected ways.
One morning in 2011, Michael Anti woke up to find himself a nonperson: His Facebook profile, with 1,000+ contacts, had been suspended. Anti, whose given name is Zhao Jing, ran up against Facebook’s real-name policy – but he points out that for Chinese bloggers and information activists, the pseudonym is an important protection for the free exchange of information.
Facebook itself is blocked in China (along with Twitter and YouTube), but the country boasts some 500 million netizens – including 200 million microbloggers on sites like Sina Weibo, a freewheeling though monitored platform for text and photo updates that offers, perhaps for the first time, a space for public debate in China. It’s not a western-style space, but for China it is revolutionary. It’s the first national public sphere. Microblogs’ role became clear in the wake of the high-speed train crash in Wenzhou in 2011, when Weibo became a locus of activism and complaint – and a backchannel that refuted official reports and has continued to play a key role in more recent events.
It’s interesting to lend two attentive ears to Eric Li‘s view on the meritocracy of the One-Party System of Chinese government. Then you’d be the judge & jury on the question of legitimacy, adaptabiiity, competence, transparency & meritocracy.
Then truth will set you to rethink about“Democracy” being the only panacea to political, economic and social ills of nations so often asserted by the western world.
China‘s “We-can-do vision” & its political will & skill has outshone all other nations in the world. It’s a system evolved over thousand of years, though not perfect, but dynamic & ever changing for the better.
It’s unique & not exportable . . . it can perhaps be duplicated with some variations as in Singapore & Vietnam.
The reality of “Chinese Dream” will dawn sooner than expected.
In the Next Ten Yea
China will surpass the US & become the largest economy in the world; income per capita will be near the top of all developed countries.
Corruption will be curbed, not eliminated, and China will move up 10-20 notches to above 60 in TI ranking.
Economic reform will accelerate, political reform will continue, and the one-party system will be holding firm.
“It’s a standard assumption in the West: As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right? Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ. In this provocative, boundary-pushing talk, he asks his audience to consider that there’s more than one way to run a successful modern nation.”
Today thee’s a new Christmas song in the air telling us what Christmas is all about. The song says it all and it’s so beautifully sung by the American Christian Life United (ACLU) Choir, making “Say Merry Christmas” the greatest Christmas song of all times.
The American faith in God has been eroded & destroyed, until their tens of thousands of churches with different “branches and denominations” are for the most part little more than Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more than happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of politics & the devil. Their flocks may complain, but when explained on the “winning” outcome, religion is no longer “politically correct”. Religion is now out of schools, public places and out of Congress.
The past & present day religious landscape could be described as such above with the like appearance of snake oil salesmen, carpetbaggers all making the scene for the great killing. This is not only happening in America, but we are not spared either.
Televangelists like Jim & Tammy Bakker (conviction of bilking followers out of millions of dollars in1986 & 1991), Jimmy Swaggart (sex scandal) & now Benny Hinn (2012) – have fallen all intoxicated by money & power. They may have started out doing honourable work of saving souls, however, “the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.”
Others like Pastor Kong Hee of City Harvest, Singapore (misappropriation of S$24 Million plus a further S$26.6 million), Tan Sri Dr Sr Pastor Prince Guneratnam of Calvary Church in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur, Dr David Yonggi Cho, (formerly Paul Yonggi Cho), Yoido Full Gospel Church, Seoul, South Korea (2011), who pastored the biggest church in the world . . . all victims of GREED & lure of high living. The global list of offenders is longer than your arms.
The ones named above are familiar by their frequent appearances on Australian Sunday TV Channels.
In God we Trust
Do we give the same due respect for human?
Mass perception, captive audiences . . . being gullible . . . Christian followers are like sheep to be led to be slaughtered.
Who can be like John Wesley, a great evangelist of the 18th Century, Christ personified – a humble person well worthy to qualify to be in the service of God :
Born in 1703 was one of the great evangelists of the 18th Century.
In 1731 he began to limit his expenses so that he would have more money to give to the poor. In the first year his income was 30 pounds and he found he could live on 28 and so gave away two. In the second year his income doubled but he held his expenses even, and so he had 32 pounds to give away (a comfortable year’s income). In the third year his income jumped to 90 pounds and he gave away 62 pounds.
In his long life, Wesley’s annual income advanced to as high as 1,400 pounds . But he rarely let his expenses rise above 30 pounds. He said that he seldom had more than 100 pounds in his possession at any one time. This so baffled the English Tax Commissioners that they investigated him in 1776, insisting that for a man of his income he must have silver dishes that he was not paying excise tax on. He wrote them, “I have two silver spoons at London and two at Bristol. This is all the plate I have at present, and I shall not buy any more while so many round me want bread.”
When he died in 1791 at the age of 87 the only money mentioned in his will was the coins to be found in his pockets and dresser. Most of the 30,000 pounds he had earned in his life had been given away. He wrote, “I cannot help leaving my books behind me whenever God calls me hence; but in every other respect, my own hands will be my executors. In other words, I will put a control on my spending myself, and I will go beyond the tithe for the sake of Christ and his kingdom.”
Such was John Wesley – a man of “poverty”, humility, downright honest & sincere to be a shining example for the likes of Benny Hinn, Tan Sri Dr Sr Pastor Prince Guneratnam, Dr David Yonggi Cho and last but not least our Singapore neighbour Pastor Kong Hee.
In God’s service, be established & accomplished
To thy own self be diminished
Contributing/Co-Writer: Pastor Charles Christano (Retired, Indonesia)
Present India, an emerging economic power on the heels of China, is pathetic when you examine the extremes of living conditions behind the scene. Its glossy picture is dimmed largely by the mass of poverty, ignorance, religious & social taboo & social indignity . . . the list goes on.
India is a huge mass of land of huge contrasts. The very best exist alongside the worst. Materially India is poor but spiritually rich. Human degradation is witnessed at an unprecedented scale in India, for example, children pressed into low paying jobs, with the untouchable shunned by the society. Religious taboo & language barrier add on more hindrances to economic advancement.
On the brighter side, one may also witness heights of moral ascendancy and the wealthy splashing & displaying their vast wealth by the way they live. India is renowned for its great temples & palaces. India also boasts of the second largest pool of engineers and scientists in the world. Its 50% illiteracy rate is among the highest in the world too.
The Upsides & Downsides of life is far too many to be adequately covered by the scope of this writing. Suffice for me to show the contrasting aspects by way of pictorial slide presentations here:
Look at the architecture of the new hall and stadium which is comparable with the best in the world.
Ordos in Inner Mongolia with the second highest GDP after Shanghaihas its wealth through the vast resources of coal exploitation.
The government has built an entire new Ordos City.
All buildings virtually sold but unoccupied – held mainly by investors for investment. In China, nobody ever loses in real estate, at least not on a consistent basis. So they keep on building & investors with cash to spare to spare keep on buying.
Nobody has yet moved into the new City of Ordos, but investors are waiting patiently . . . only a question of time, they believe.
At present, of course there isn’t any existing economic activity, except some 30 Km away in the old city of Ordos.
With characteristic & unique style of architecture, reflecting the Mongolian past traditional life, Ordos City will prove to be a great tourist attraction in the days ahead.
There are also monuments dedicated to the great Genghis Khan, the historical conquerer in the era gone by.
Melissa Chan of Aljajeera in 2009 made this report, which as shown below in YouTube video:
Mongolians traditionally used to live in tents & will need time to get used to modern living.
Slideshow of Images of Futuristic Buildings
This is nothing compared to what is projected ahead!
By 2025, China will build TEN New York-sized cities.
The scale and pace of China’s urbanization promises to continue at an unprecedented rate. If current trends hold, China’s urban population will expand from 572 million in 2005 to 926 million in 2025 and hit the one billion mark by 2030. In 20 years,China’s cities will have added 350 million people, more than the entire population of the United States today. By 2025, China will have 219 cities with more than one million inhabitants, compared with 35 in Europe today and 24 cities with more than five million people. Also, 40 billion square meters of floor space will be built – in five million buildings. 50,000 of these buildings could be skyscrapers – the equivalent of ten New York Cities.
So what’s happening in Ordos is rather insignificant when compared with the greater picture of China!
He shares much the same taste in music & songs as I & even exhibits talents in piano & guitar playing, something which I never seem to acquire.
I used to collect stacks of LP records of Pat Boone including those smaller ones of 45 rpm. Except for the latter, which seem to disappear into thin air (for none of my siblings has any knowledge of them), Mike has inherited most of my old Pat Boone LPs. They do sound rather scratchy when played on the traditional gramophone player.
Fortunately, thanks to YouTube, it’s possible to hear them all again in all their magnificence! Herein below is a top sound track of Pat Boone:
Play Video – A Series of Pat Boone’s Top Sound Track
Born Charles Eugene Boone (June 1, 1934) in Jacksonville, Florida, Boone was reared primarily in Nashville, Tennessee, a place he still visits. “Pat” is an American singer, actor and writer. He was a successful pop singer in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. He sold over 45 million albums, had 38 Top 40 hits and appeared in more than 12 Hollywood movies. Boone’s talent as a singer and actor, combined with his old-fashioned values, contributed to his popularity in the early rock and roll era.
As a prolific author, Boone had a No. 1 bestseller in the 1950s (Twixt Twelve and Twenty, Prentice-Hall). In the 1960s, he focused on gospel music and is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. He continues to perform, and speak as a motivational speaker, a television personality, and a conservative political commentator. (Wikipedia)
Pat Boone’s Pictures Through The Years: (Slide Show)
Hey! You might think this to be a very dull & boring subject. They say that what you don’t know won’t kill you, but I’m afraid the reverse is true in this little known subject. The fact is that only a very minority know that the Federal Reserve System is not federal, it has no reserve, and it’s not even a bank. It’s really fascinating how intricate and involved it is and how crucial the Federal Reserve and the creation of money is to the people who run not only this country, but the world.
It’s a mystery story of what the Big Seven financial families, as mentioned in my previous post (Who Really Own The Federal Reserve? Mon. 4 Oct.2010) have done with our monetary system. Griffin for self edification has largely promoted this through his writings, speeches & television documentaries, which can be found on YouTube. Of late, he’s been going around warning: “Gee everybody, don’t you see what’s going on? Don’t you care about the future? Let’s do something about it.” His conclusion & rationalisation will tell you that “it really doesn’t make any difference what we know about these problems if we don’t do anything about it.”
The crux of the matter is that truth will not set us free unless we do something positively about it. As I often say, to grow to progress is to change. All must stretch forth & strike where it counts. In today’s society with modern mass communication, speedy, effective & far reaching, action does not necessarily rest with physical muscles, guns or weapons.
Whatever the misgivings, public opinion must be held in the right perspective, then change can evolve through people’s power. To achieve success, all you need do is to convince people to your cause for struggle as dying for the cause of your country.
The biggest hurdle towards change in America is that the power of control rests with the Mighty Seven. They control the population through all the major mass media, organisations & power centres. From out of the blue, have you ever wondered “How did this guy get to be President?” Don’t be surprised that a lot of happenings are pre-planned decades ahead of time. Happenings don’t just happened!
Time & space do not allow me to dwell at length on the “how to change” or to deliver fully about the Federal Reserve System, that it’s not federal, there is no reserve and it’s not even a bank. Much has been written by G. Edward Griffin as mentioned in his books in the Related reading list below. I hope I have aroused your curiosity & interest to want to read further on this subject.
I bet you’ll say “Wow! Wow!” when you hear this staggering statistic – these Mighty Seven Families which form 1 per cent of the world’s population but own 60 per cent of the world’s wealth!
Please read also on my previous post “Who Really Own The Federal Reserve System”.