Think Of It This Way

The BURQA, To Wear Or Not To Wear

The Burqa, To Wear Or Not To Wear

To the Muslim women
to make less of their whining —
wearing the Burqa is simply
not a major decision
were it not to involve your family
nor your religion.
To wear or not to wear the Burqa
involves arguments brought about by
human rights, religious requirements,
social implications and government laws.
Oftentimes, these arguments do not matter
and may be ignored as a basis for the decision.
Now, consider these :
The Burqa may be worn in public
in countries wherein the state religion is Islam,
but not in countries which do not recognize Islam
as a state religion, or even those countries without
any state religion.
Human Rights and the Freedom of Expression
do not apply in countries where majority rules to ban it.
The Burqa may be worn in social functions of
Muslims, and also in religious functions and rites
of Islam, but only in such exclusive functions.
Wearing the Burqa under the visible public annoyance
is simply forcing the recognition of the religion that it
stands for.
Wearing this may not invoke the right of
the freedom of religion,
the freedom of expression,
nor the person’s human rights.
It merely represent the forcible imposition to the public
of a rule that is recognized only in separate religious circles.
Islam is a religion,
not a Political Institution.
The Burqa is an Islam Article
not a Constitution Article.
if there be any whining from Muslim women
let them be heard in the mosques
not in the courts.
Anyway, what grievous harm would it do
to the Women of Islam
if the Burqa is forsaken?
An Islamic lashing for being a disbeliever?
Divorce? Abducted children?

 

(Render unto Islam what is under Islam, render unto France what is under France)

Jesus, A Love Story Chapter 3 The Lucifer Test

Chapter 3 The Lucifer test

All three, Lucifer, Adam and Eve
would have been destroyed
but God needed them further.
Besides, God does not destroy.
Mother Nature does destroy what she births.
Unless God interferes.
Mother nature should have been called
the Fourth Person of God, the reasons for which
should require another chapter
maybe even another topic.
God, however, punishes all those who disobeys
and all three were given their just deserts
for what is now called sin against God.
Eve mothered Abel and Cain who, in their effort
to please God thru sacrifice offerings screwed it up
and ended up with brother killing brother.
God now realizes that by instituting free will to all
Man and Angels, He has no way of knowing what
these would do in the future.
For instance, if HE had not stopped Abraham in time,
he would have sacrificed his own son to pass HIS test..
So HE allowed Lucifer to tempt Man.
If Man does what Lucifer entices him to do
then man fails the test and Man falls from His grace.
This is God’s Lucifer Test.
At times, however, Lucifer gets carried away
and enters Man’s body to possess his soul.
In this case, Man gets to sin so bad that his body
deserves this satanic possession.

(next; The Chosen People)

Jesus, A Love Story Chapter 2 The Image

Chapter 2 The Image

God now proceeds to fashion an image of Himself
or a creation which feelings he can feel
which words he can understand
which can reason out the way He can.
Male or female?
He cannot give birth
He can create.
He needs to feel the love between mother and child.
Creating a mother would result to giving this mother
the power to create, or that of a father.
He must therefore create a father, or a male.
And from this male he will create, not give birth,
a female mother.
And so, gathering clay, he spits on it and breathes on
it the life of a father,
the spitting image of Himself,
only the spitting image of Himself
sans the power to create.
From this image comes a rib
which He now fashions to be a mother.
Created now are people
whom we name as Adam and Eve and,
as he fashioned, look exactly like His angels
and being so he expects them to worship and
obey Him just like His angels do.
Adam and Eve inhabit the blue planet but under His
Providential Protection
exactly in that locality known as Paradise.
He laid down the first rule, one of obedience to his rule,
the first of which is not to touch the Tree of Life,
or that Tree which gives birth.
The second rule is to worship Him and to love Him
without compulsion, them now having given free choice.
But one of his angels named Lucifer,
himself being granted free will,
has now become jealous of the new creations
getting more attention from Him.
Lucifer enticed Adam and Eve to exercise their own free will
and savor the Tree of Life.
God was furious,
and He removed His Providential Protection from them
and thereafter they had to do work to sustain their lives.
This event is what we call the Fall From Grace
and is where the love story of Jesus actually begins.

Jesus, A love Story chapter 1

Jesus, A Love Srory
Chapter 1 The Beginning

Before the Beginning was the Void.
Empty as it seems it contains the Heavens
and the Firmament, which moved faster than
the speed of light that rendered them invisible
until God points a finger to one of the particles
and this slowed it down to visibility
bringing with it the rest of what is left.
And thusly did matter materialized
into one big bang.
And then there was light.
God saw this was a better sight
glancing even to one attractive blue planet
which seem to be restless with creatures that quiver
ever so restlessly.
And God proceeded to calm them down,
providing some with gills and fins and snouts,
others with beaks and wings,
others with fangs and furs,
still others with hands and feet.
Better still, to continue this work,
He provided them with a caretaker
who would provide all these things continuously
according to their needs.
He called this entity, Mother Nature, and hencforth
all things that give birth will be called Mother and,
in this case, will be responsible for evolution;
unless God comes in to speed things up.
And this He did when, returning eons later
after completing His Grand Design of
comets, and galaxies, and planets elsewhere,
one activity in this Blue Planet caught His Divine Eye
—-one haired creature nursing a smaller one
and looking at it with tender, caring eyes
and the smaller one touching her cheek
while looking at her eyes so trustingly.
For all the infinite instances of being God,
He has never witnessed anything like this
much less feel what it is like to be loved.
He has all the Angels to care for His needs
or even love Him, but they never can love Him
this way without compulsion.
The Angels are all compelled to love Him because
they are His creations.
He thought it must be more Godly to be loved
by something which is not compelled to do so.
In one Heavenly, impossible instant, God desires
to learn something from His Creation,
but not from something which does not have a choice.
From this desire to learn and be loved without compulsion
comes His one great decree—-

the Granting of Free Will to His Creations.

After which the Light shone even brighter than before.

Simplifying God

We still don’t get it.

With all the scholars, philosophers, scientists

and brilliant thinkers that we fielded on  the problem,

we still don’t get it.

We never should have started on it—

deciphering God.

From all these debates and seminars dealing with God

we have proven that the more we analyze God

the more we fall short.

It has been so, and God made it so,

because he has created us only as an image of Himself

not a carbon copy of Himself.

Doing so would have Him face billions

of strange Gods before Him,

having unlimited thinking capacity

like Him.

We do not realize

that God has revealed Himself to us

in simple words

or words that we can understand.

Foolish as we are these words we translate

in complex verses.

We can understand Him better

if we use simple terms,

layman’s terms.

Let us start with Jesus,

Himself is God’s Word,

meaning God’s Expression.

Now an expression of God which is Divine

would also be divine.

But if we are to continue with Jesus in simple terms

we would realize that the story of Jesus

is actually a love story

told by God communicating to us

in words that we understand.

Let us therefore tell the story of Jesus again

this time in simple words.

 

 

The Holy Books

Compared to the Quran

the Bible is more complicated

and lots more difficult to manipulate,

if you know what I mean.

The Bible is more arguable being based 

on validated facts.

Validating Quran, however,

 requires more excuses than arguments.

being dictated by a single person

who possess second-hand information from Allah

who has to have an intermediary to relay messages

to Mohammed.

The Quran, 

written by scribes not Mohammed,

is therefore a third-hand information from Allah.

Worse thing to consider

is that Mohammed does not seem to have

the privilege of having an audience with Allah

who refused to talk to him directly.

He now can denigrate himself to what he describes

as the lowliest creature on earth.

He may not even have the license

to speak for Allah.

But I am not a messenger of God,

so these words of mine

cannot be considered as gospel.

Still…..

 

Wrath of God

I did guess that the Wrath of God is forthcoming.

But I never thought it would be this soon.

Analogous to biting the hand that has given him a refuge,

a Muslim beheaded a teacher close to the school where he teaches.

All at once the French community threw out a slew of scrutiny,

analyses, and criticism of the religion that bears him.

The negative arguments that slammed the Muslims are so variegated

and diffused such that the clerics are overwhelmed. 

As the social tirade sinks in, realization comes forth

that the Holy Book Quran is simply a sloppy imitation of the Bible

and that its prophet did not live a life of holiness,

and that the fastest growing religion that is Islam,

is actually growing fast in apostasy.

It has been said :

Beware ye of false prophets.

It is now being said:

Beware ye false prophets.

The Wrath is at hand.

 

Behold!

The Hand of God.

he is named Emmanuel

to mean God With Us.

His name is chanted in hymns and prayers

come Christmas Day—

Rejoice, rejoice

To Thee shall come the Lord Emmanuel.

God will unshackle the women in chains!

And bind in Hell the false prophets

who by methods of deceit

seek to subjugate the world.

Unhand the women

or suffer the Wrath of God.

 

Great Pretender

By being crowned Speaker

by the supposedly intelligent House Representatives

in a rogue meeting outside of  Congress,

Lord Velasco now assumes the title of

Pretender to the Speakership.

I did mention that a FULL CONGRESS

can change the Speaker,

but this is to be done in an election

WITHIN Congress.

If this same Congress has been prorogued by

Speaker Cayetano

as has been to the present, 

then Congress is deemed adjourned temporarily

and will be incapable of holding

official meetings or promulgate decisions.

Now, The President holds a Branch of Government

which is separate from the other two Branches of Government,

and it is not his business to intrude on the other two,

notwithstanding the threat of his

Anti-terrorism law.

Whether the rogue Representatives have the numbers or not,

putting its own Speaker should be done inside the premises

of Congress, within the duration of Legislative processes,

and with the required number of members in attendance.

Otherwise,

kahiya-hiya kayo

Naturing pa naman kayong husto na sa idad!

 

Para kayong mga bata!

 

Shared Speakership Term

No such thing…

In a government of the people,

rules,

whom the people lay down,

apply to the Speaker.

The people choose the Speaker,

in effect.

And unless the people agree on any shared term

any such agreement between Congressmen

is illegal.

The Speaker’s term is fixed.

Unless a full Congress says differently.

(From top to bottom

this country will go to the dogs

if they do not stop

thinking like dogs.)

Credit Scam Chapter 8

What are the tools used by the scammers?

The one single tool that is imperative for them to scam

is information.

They have to know the info to get in

and manipulate your credit card .

Notice that you are required to give personal info

when you make a purchase on line.

The card number is required

and also the cvv numbers at the back of the card.

Next is the name on the card and the expiration date. 

they can, of course, make a duplicate of this card from this data.

But card impressions are not used today.

Card readers are more secure if you use the card in person.

On line purchases require your date of birth in some cases.

Maybe don’t provide this as this item is now a very personal 

matter that warrants excessive concern on your part

and should be provided only if requested by phone.

Your credit is based on this.

Unfortunately there are other ways by which scammers

get their info on the card holders.

Fortunately, I do not have to tell you how they get info.

Simply because if I did, this knowledge may propagate

this evil enterprise.

I may just provide some ways to better

protect against scammers.

Such protection which I have in mind

has to have the cooperation of both card holders

and credit companies that issue the card.

It may be complicated.

But hey, it protects.

 

Metrics

I have always believed that the metrics AWSTATS

is being manipulated.

Its individual sums do not tally with the totals.

The hits of two countries have been ignored.

In fact the number of  unique visitors

have been reduced by two.

These items do not get stagnant.

They always increase.

They do not get reduced, nor deleted.

WEBALIZER has always been accurate.

I do not pay to get them both.

The webhost, WHC,

includes them as part of the hosting service.

What’s up, Doc?

(looks like I need to replace my glasses, AWSTATS is OK now, sorry)

Credit Scam Chapter 6

This is not a surprise.

The last post increased the hits on this site

by 5000.

3500 hits comes from India

by viewing only the last post.

Watch for the revealing Chapter 7 post

captioned “As The Story Goes”

to come out within 10 hours from now.

Hey, I am compelled to now write a draft first.

My posts are mostly entered direct to the website,

no drafts.

I have to make one now.

This is one extremely fascinating topic

to dissect.

Credit Scam Chapter 5

It looks like this post has generated some stir

internationally about illicit money transfers

made primarily to launder money

and/or to avoid paying taxes.

Scams succeed because the trust in other people,

and/or establishment, has been abused.

Plus some information about the victim is utilized.

BTW, the *72 before a phone number is a forwarding call.

The number *721-705-300-1870

is actually *72-1-7053001870

which is actually a phone number of a website

on the host www.Xingming.net.

This site asks for more info in writing.

But if a call can be transferred via *72,

could bank balances be transferred

using the same process?

We are now getting ahead of my story.

So we will try again with my next post.

After I figure out the next lottomax numbers, eh?

 

Credit Scam Chapter 4

It looks like there has been an attempt

in putting up a firewall on this blog.

The security of Web Hostng Canada worked

for this occasion.

Also, the whole story will be related as a whole

in the next chapter.

I am still waiting for Telus to reply to my email

asking about the probable scrupulous activities

of the telephone linemen in and/or out of the office.

The last frantic phone call to me came from a land line

very, very close to my address.

If you think that this is just a fish stiry,

you can also admit that it is well-spun,

or even well-baited.

NO?

(an asterisk before 13 phone numbers?)

Credit Card Scam continuar

(whatever that means)

anyway my phone call with Capital One Customer Rep Ella,

who certifies that she is still single, continues to another

phone call with Lora of Costco Capital One Mastercard.

Both ladies have nice, disarming voices, but I informed them

that I will publish thru this website what I may discover now

and this may be detrimental to the Costco Mastercard.

Some calls that I received regarding the modus operandi

are legitimate.

Some are not.

But I do not believe that Costco has any hand in it

and did not aid in the attempted scam of my credit card.

The company should do some better protection to their clients, though.

Right now I have emailed my phone company, Telus,

to determine exactly where this phone number led to.

(star)721-705-300-1870.

When I dialed this as instructed, there was an automated reply

that said “connection successful”.

I also asked Telus in my email whether their linemen,

or IT techs,

are doing something illegal without authorization.

 

 

Credit Card Scam cont….

I see that you are dying to know how it is done.

Please be patient as I still have to verify

the phone numbers that I have.

And I just had my credit card shredded.

I have a new credit card number

but I am having this card number held

until I asked for it or,

if I ask for it.

The Manager’s name is Cindy.

Good, nice lady.

But her company’s fraud service hang up on me twice

when I mentioned the scam attempt.

This web  hosting service for

Shrapnel off The Wall

may also be at risk

as I am being pressed to provide a credit card number.

Boy, what a mess.

 

(maybe I should move to another web host)

Q-Swab No. 1 — Novichok

This is Q-Swab No. 1,

so entitled because it seeks to tittilate

your nasal sensors enough for you to sneeze,

or at least take an irritated concern for it.

NOVICHOK,

a chemical that attacks the brain,

has now been specified by a German Military laboratory

as the chemical used on Navalny,

a Russian oppositionist to the government.

While this Military Laboratory in the world is the only

one among the many international laboratories

which made similar tests on Navalny

but found him negative for Novichok,

the whole German government liderato

condemns Russia for this “crime against humanity”.

It still has to be established though,

that the other international laboratories which

made similar tests on Navalny,

were mistaken

What could now be established ,

is that Germany is intruding

on Russia’s political problems.

The situation has now been made possible

wherein Germany may either ask Russia

for a good explanation

or Gazprom

for a good discount on it’s gas prices.

 

(Germany has learned much from the Americans, eh?)

 

Q-Swab No. 2-Facebook Censorship

Facebook now informs its users

that it will remove any article or statement

posted on their websites if said articles or posts

will have them bear complaints

that may lead to legal action.

Since Facebook is offered free to its users,

it has all the rights and privileges to do this.

The users do not own Facebook.

This website of mine,

Shrapnel Off The Wall,

is paid for by me.

Any complaints about its contents

should be borne by me, 

and not my hosting provider WHC.

WHC may not remove  what I post here.

WHC may complain about my posts though,

in which case this will be a matter

between WHC and me.

 

mangle-o-mania

And here we go again 

with the mangle-o-mania.

Lots of gigabytes again.

Yahooo!

Here comes the firewall again.

Culling The Human Race

Culling the human race?

I do not believe that this event has happened yet.

If it has, nobody has mentioned it.

What is culling, anyway?

I understand that culling means the elimination

of some members of a group or species so that the

remaining number will have better chances of living.

Take the open season for deer as an example.

Hunting for a limited number of deer ensures

that the others will have food available for the winter.

But culling does not necessarily mean the reduction

of the population of a group.

If so, then  the world wars can be called culling.

NOT SO, because the world wars had protagonists

that comprise a conflict. 

Culling does not require a conflict.

Wars engaged by empires may not be called culling

since the purpose is to gain territory and not to preserve lives.

Also, the killing of people for the sake of reducing their numbers

is not culling.

It is genocide.

Raids by barbaric hordes  for looting is not culling

because the purpose is merely to acquire things.

But what about the Great Deluge that involved Noah?

Now this can be argued as culling,

depending on how you look at it.

Also, the flood was not initiated by humans.

What about the Black Plague that killed thousands

from both sides of the continent?

This event may also be termed as

culling the human race.

What about the Covid-19?

It is still culling and killing millions of humans,

the old, the weak, the fat, and the disobedient.

Think about it.

By the bye,

old people say, 

that when disastrous events occur,

always can be seen in the sky,

a comet.

 

The Anti-Terrorism Law

This law would be ridiculous, absurd,

and would represent a complete surrender of

everything that is free.

To explain:

The word Terrorism has yet to be defined.

Its definition lays down the offense against it.

Terrorism is a frame of mind.

To make it a crime it would require a completion

of an act of public disturbance,

plus the intention to terrorize,

plus the admission of the crime, 

if there be any. 

Without any of these requisites,

the act of public disturbance can be defined simply

as a trouble-making act.

And the Anti-Terrorism Law is simply dismissed

as the Anti-Troublemaking  Law

Think of the serious consequences of this law—

It will not be the perpetration of the act itself

that would make this law ridiculous.

IT  IS  THE  SUSPICION  OF MAKING  A  TERRORIST  ACT

that is dangerous to the welfare of the people.

People can be hauled to jail for anything suspicious,

or even for anything that is harmless,

like playing with an imitation weapon or stalking.

We should bear in mind that nobody

can read the mind to discover the intentions

of would-be terrorists.

Ergo, suspicion is not proof of one’s intentions.

Goodness!

While the rest of the world is trying to dismantle

their police force,

this Anti-terrorism law will just initiate

a police state

where nothing rules but the police.

 

Q -Tip No. 1

Q -Tip No.1

Do not mistake my Q-Tip

to that kind that you clean your ears with.

My Q-Tip is a Quotable Tip,

and as the term implies,

you can quote it anytime, anywhere.

The main difference between my Q -Tip and your Q -Tip

is that my Q -Tip can be inserted thru your left ear

and then pulled out from the right ear.

Try this with your Q -Tip.

My Quotable Tip No. 1 takes into account the multiple deaths from Covid-19 in nursing homes, seniors homes, auxiliary hospitals and any other relative buildings which are of the closed ventilation type for the occupants. These buildings require mechanical ventilation to force air inside the building. the ventilating systems common for these types of buildings would consist of a furnace or heater in the basement or an air conditioner on the roof.

It can go without saying that the air inside these buildings is for common consumption and thereby lies the danger of infecting the occupants with virus from any single resident. Now it is arguable that the Covid-19 virus may not be airborne but this argument still has no basis for conclusions. Whether it can be airborne or not. it will be safer to assume that it can be airborne as much as it can be inside droplets of liquid. Besides, the air I am specifying is actually humidified, which means it has enough moisture that it can hold.

Which gives rise to a detailed rundown of what a closed ventilating system looks like. In a nursing home, the air is heated by a furnace in the basement. This has a supervisor or a technician to oversee its operation. Fresh air, about 10% to 20% is sucked in from outside, is mixed with air recirculated from the building, is passed through the heating elements, is forced through a water humidifier, and then distributed to the rooms through air vents. The recirculated air is sucked in through the vents which are placed strategically apart from the hot air vents. Both the incoming air and the return air are situated at the bottom of the rooms. This makes the hot air stay at the ceiling and the cold air nearer the floor. If the air is infected, it stays up there for a while.

If the covid-19 virus will spread, it will be through the upper space inside the room or corridors. This is humidified air. The virus may be killed when it passes the heater but the humidified air does not pass the heater. So what could be obtained is humidified air floating around the building and used air remaining inside the ducts waiting to be recirculated.. This portion of air inside the building produces the risk of infection and only about 10% of it is replaced with fresh air. Perhaps an efficient use of the manual switch of the furnace blower to suck in more outside air is logical.

What could have been done for added safety is to add or tape air vent filters all over the place. These air vent filters are available in hardware stores and can be doubled together for better effect. Other more expensive systems of sanitation may be used. like effective air sterilizing equipment with water sprayers.

This Quotable Tip is making the assumption that dishes are diligently washed clean.

Q -Tip No. 4 Canadian Builder

Pursuant to his promise

to make America No. 1 country in the world,

Trump bullies and blames everybody else.

And now the presumably No. 1 country in the world

battles a war within its turf.

To prevent this situation, America has spent trillions

of dollars after its Independence.

And now this presumably No. 1 country in the world

is panicking.

It is accentuating its isolationist policy 

with selfish political acts.

It now proposes to break all treaties and negotiations

with other countries altogether in restricting its

companies to to stop exporting goods to other countries.

As for Canada,

it can survive this American isolationist policy

by making its own products.

As regards to masks and ventilators?

Which outfit could best produce these  better than 

Bombardier?

After all, they do build planes, don’t they?

They can build hospital ventilators collectively

in the wards using airplane ventilators.

(And by the way,

we Canadians will have to express gratitude,

both profoundly and correspondingly,

to both Trump and 3M.)

George Floyd

The picture and videos of the demise of George Floyd

are too gruesome and so moving that I am unable to get myself

to post anything related to the incident.

Even the protest images don’t help any.

This is the worst chapter in my life’s experience on earth.

Gad! I can’t find anything related to good news that

I can put up nor talk about.

This is America in the dumps.

The blacks in America actually need

a breathing space

away from the police.

(Sheez! I can still feel what George Floyd felt when under the knee!)

Q – Tip 8 Fungi

This post of mine has me stumped,

mainly because the main difference between virus and fungus

is that the latter have spores.

Spores are like seeds.

Fungi grow from these spores.

If the spores are dense enough,

it can be carried by the air

and thus can be transmitted to another host by air.

The Covid-19 is considered a virus

and is given this title

by none other than the World Health Organization,

the W H O.

And WHO am I to contradict an organization

with a full panoply of very learned doctors. 

Which is why I am calling this post of mine

a shot in the dark.

If by any chance I hit the basket with this shot,

I should deserve more than three points.

After all I did make the shot

in the dark.

But what is fungus, anyway?

Mushrooms are fungi. Some are edible. I prefer them cooked with my roast beef. Some like, fairy rings on your lawn, are irritants. Molds are also irritants and they can start on old bread, breaded chicken and leftover dumplings. Molds may also appear on your bathroom walls and sinks. Mushrooms are commonly found in forests under dried leaves and grass. What is common to all of these is that they thrive on and over dead and decaying matter, And not only do they grow over their hosts, they transform the hosts to make replicas of its kind. It can thus be said that fungi is nature’s perfect scavengers, in that they convert decomposing matter into another kind of matter.

 

It is to be noted that the fungi on this fly started its work when they sensed that the fly was very inactive, or that it is dying, but not before. These fungi are also known to secrete juices on their intended hosts preparatory to its ingestion, probably to make it easier to absorb.
Now the covid-19 works similarly like a fungus, in that it starts work on inactive and human cells that are about to expire and have no chance to be replenished. Old people have these kind of dying, inactive, and hard to replace cells. Also, the coronavirus may have sensed lung cells which are tar-covered and dead. and started to work on them.

 

But why are these airborne spores not found on old human skin? Probably because they are rubbed off by the clothes the old people wear. Or they are washed off. Or they are even scratched off because they produce skin itch. The best way, therefore, to get rid of them is to take away the factors that make them grow, or have them subjected to an environment which prevents their growth. Remember that even roasted bread and breaded chicken can start molds.

In a nutshell,

there is not much to prove that the covid-19 is a fungus,

but there are much to say that it acts like a fungus.