Christmas Follies 2014

So start off concerning a post about the flop of a movie  Saving Christmas:  A friend  on Facebook  got it right about  the sad state of Christian  entrainment. I been bother by the state of Christian  entertainment. I listened to a lot great sacred classical music. A will be going to Bach Christmas oratorio at ST. James Lutheran. The great thing about this is not just a performance but part of a vesper service. I always wonder where are today’s evangelical Messiah, Requiem mass and Great mass in C ( my favorite Mozart piece)?  Where are our Handel, Mozart, Bach, Mendelssohn and even Benjamin Britten? The problem is today is the Evangelical church exchange artistic  excellence and art criticism  for pragmatism and a poorly  written chick track. As a result we have lame praise  songs and Saving Christmas.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Proclamation

[New York, 3 October 1789]

 

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be– That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks–for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation–for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war–for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed–for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted–for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions– to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually–to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed–to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord–To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us–and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

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Just Say No to the Silly (Non) War on Thanksgiving

I am  writing  this a few hours  before Thanksgiving . On  Thanksgiving, I will  give thanks to God for the bountiful  blesses in the past year include living in the United States, in which I have the freedom to  chose for myself   whether  to shop on Thanksgiving or not or where to seek work.  Also, we have to freedom to ignore   group of twits, war on Thanksgiving pundits,  and boycott Black Friday  protesters.   If I want to shop Wal-Mart or a big box  corporate  own store then ideal with it.

I know some who don’t mind working  on Thanksgiving,  liking the double time; think extra money for Christmas. As for shoppers, some of us do not have families or go home for Thanksgiving (I prefer to save my limited funds for Christmas). For others, Thanksgiving dinner over by 5:00pm why not go out shopping that being bored to death by family members.

Again  this is America where we have a right to be a “gluttonous, materialistic shopper” with our own wallet, and the self-righteous twits can bug off. I might go out on thanksgiving shopping just to tweak them.

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Ham Radio fun- Finally

I was heard by the International Space Station Digital Repeater. For new people I am a amateur radio operator and interested in satellite communications. For the longest time I was trying to use my laptop to send and have ISS repeat my position as a digital packet. Well I finally done it I hit the ISS and N6VUD-2 heard me.

KG7CSS>CQ via RS0ISS*,qAR,N6VUD-2

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