Frenetic Friday


I suppose it would help if I switched over to English instead of Esperanto for my keyboard app.  Welcome to Keachfan’s blog.  Still tidying up around here the theme needs a few personal tweaks to make it my own but let’s get to the serious stuff.

So the Las Vegas shooting.  You know better people than I have commented on this and frankly I suggest that you check out what Albert Kohler had to say about it.  An act of pure evil searching for meaning in the Las Vegas shooting.

Needless to say, yet I will say it prayers for the victims.  May the hope and comfort of the Gospel be presented to them.

And in other news the Archbishop of Canterbury can’t answer a question that previous Archbishops could.  Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Anglican Communion was asked in an interview whether having gay sex was sinful.  His reply is printed below.

‘Because I don’t do blanket condemnation and I haven’t got a good answer to the question. I’ll be really honest about that. I know I haven’t got a good answer to the question. Inherently, within myself, the things that seem to me to be absolutely central are around faithfulness, stability of relationships and loving relationships.’

He agreed that this could be between a man and a man or a woman and a woman.

But he added: ‘I am also aware – a view deeply held by tradition since long before Christianity, within the Jewish tradition – that marriage is understood invariably as being between a man and a woman. Or, in various times, a man and several women, if you go back to the Old Testament. I know that the Church around the world is deeply divided on this in some places, including the Anglicans and other Churches, not just us, and we are – the vast majority of the Church is – deeply against gay sex.’

‘Because I don’t do blanket condemnation and I haven’t got a good answer to the question. I’ll be really honest about that. I know I haven’t got a good answer to the question. Inherently, within myself, the things that seem to me to be absolutely central are around faithfulness, stability of relationships and loving relationships.’

He agreed that this could be between a man and a man or a woman and a woman.

But he added: ‘I am also aware – a view deeply held by tradition since long before Christianity, within the Jewish tradition – that marriage is understood invariably as being between a man and a woman. Or, in various times, a man and several women, if you go back to the Old Testament. I know that the Church around the world is deeply divided on this in some places, including the Anglicans and other Churches, not just us, and we are – the vast majority of the Church is – deeply against gay sex.’

Of course this is the same Archbishop who said that :

I draw the line in terms of respect for the other; in starting by listening before you speak; in terms of love that is unconditional and not conditional to one iota, to one single element on how the person responds to your own declaration of faith; and of not speaking about faith unless you are asked about faith,

So don’t talk about Christianity unless asked.   Makes me wonder what Latimer and Ridley would say to this as we are closing in on the anniversary  of their martyrdom.

And speaking of political correctness how about being denied a research application because it was politically incorrect?  James Caspian, a psychotherapist specializing on working with transgender people was denied his request to study transgenders who want to do “gender reassignment reversals” after finding out that their surgery didn’t in fact make them happy.   the United Kingdom’s Bath Spa University turned this down because it was “potentially politically incorrect.”  Caspian has worked extensively with gender variant people and has been a trustee of a UK charity “dedicated to education about and support of transgendered, transsexual and cross-dressing individuals.”  Caspian sought this research after speaking with a surgeon who specialized in transgender surgery who told him about “transwomen” coming back and asking to have their male genitalia recreated.  As Caspian investigated this he found more transgender people who regretted having gone through the surgery and wanted to go back to their original gender.   But still the university denied it siting possible criticism toward the university.  (see here for more)

And last but not least the kitchen of the future:

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Frenetic Friday


And what a week it’s been folks.  Well we have a little bit of everything here even some Robotic Over Lords!

So this appears in my feed in the first part of the week

Now let’s state the obvious only one combination is going to keep you in your seat on a plane.  And frankly if the others are actually offered I’m not flying KLM I’ve been in turbulence.  But this is the best response I have seen.

HT: Doug Wilson

And then we have a new update from the culture of death featuring James Franco.

Pay special attention to Franco’s face as Princeton philosophy professor Elizabeth Harman gives her argument for aborting some babies.  No matter how she tries to justify it her argument just doesn’t hold water and Franco’s face reflects it. 

And in the culture wars a former soldier who is transgender warns about the danger of gender dysphoria in the military.   One of the most interesting quote of that article is this:

When a service member becomes nondeployable because of gender transition related surgery, they’re going to not only not be on duty in some cases, but they will also be on light duty for most or all of that time.

They’ll have a medical profile against either performing their duties at all, or one that limits them. Commanders are forced to respect these limitations. But the health and fighting capabilities of a military unit are determined by how many of its members are deployable. It’s that serious.

As a former platoon sergeant I know this to be true.

Think about that.  

And now our Robotic Over Lord’s.

First something truly terrifying.

Who thought giving the robot a sword was a good idea?

And now let us send the kids out of the room.

So there are these things called sexbots.  That apparently are being programmed to be used in rape fantasies.  And yes it is amazing just how depraved men are.  

 But riding in on the robotic white horse comes Professor John Banzhaf, a well-known activist professor of public interest law at George Washington University Law School.  He is concerned about the sexbots being used in such a manner and he wants Congress to rule and regulate the sexbots industry.  (Click on the link if you want to read the article)

Now is it me or does he want Congress to regulate a type of sexbot prostitution?  

But on another note the thought of people having sex with robots reminds me of a quote from  That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis:

 There dwell an accursed people, full of pride and lust. There when a young man takes a maiden in marriage, they do not lie together, but each lies with a cunningly fashioned image of the other, made to move and to be warm by devilish arts, for real flesh will not please them, they are so dainty (delicati) in their dreams of lust. Their real children they fabricate by vile arts in a secret place.”

And this ends another Frenetic Friday.

Frenetic Friday


The plane boss, the plane!   Smiles everyone!  Welcome to Frenetic Friday!

Politics

This has been making the rounds so I thought I would show it here also.

Socialism:
Noun. 

Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.

The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved.

For a real world example of this see Venezuela under Hugo Chavez. 

Moving from politics to alphabet soup have you heard about the LGBQT(add what ever letters are appropriate) activist millionaire that wants to punish Christians?  Tim Gill said in a recent interview in Rolling Stone magazine that his foundation, The Gill Foundation, is targeting every state that has a religious freedom act, and right now he is hitting every southern state possible.  Or as it states in the article “We’re going into the hardest states in the country,  he (Tim Gill)  says.  We are going to punish the wicked.”  That is how he views us the wicked.  So if you want to know where the money comes to persecute the bakers, florists,  the regular Christian people trying to live their faith it is from millionaires like Tim Gill.  

Culture of Death Alert.

So after Planned Parenthood was found to be selling baby parts you’d think that they couldn’t get lower.  But no they picked up a shovel and started digging.   In a recent artivle in the Federalist Jim Silberman writes how PP helped underaged sex traffickers get abortions for girls fourteen and fifteen years old as well as girls being smuggled across the state or from another country.  No thought about the illegality of the act, nor for the welfare of the young girls.  No it’s all about killing babies and getting the money.  Check out the link.  Planned Parenthood safe judgement free place for underage sex traffikers

Technology News

Yes it has been awhile since I had a Robotic Overlord update.  And frankly there hasn’t been many new advances into our demise but there has been some cute ones.   For instance meet Pillo.

Yes the latest thing in healthcare isn’t insurance rather it is a robot that will dispense and order your medications for you.  And give you information regarding calories in food, alert providers if you have missed taking medication and contact your doctor.  But here is the paranoid in me with everything being connected via the networks what happens if Pillo decides that kahula cream pie in the refrigerator isn’t healthy for you?  What if Pillo tells the refrigerator not to open.  What if Pillo calls the food police and they remove the pie and give you carrot sticks?  Don’t think it wouldn’t happen.

Have you ever made the “call me” hand sign?  Well with SGNL you can use your hand as a receiver take a look:


Well that’s it good night from Frenetic Friday.

Special Saturday


Yes it is that special time when the meandering mind of a curmudgeon Calvinist awakens from that deep slumber and rears its head and with its jaundiced eyes see what is going on in the world.

First a little something from the Robotic Over Lords.

Can you believe your eyes?  Here is the final end of Christianity, and by end I don’t mean goal.  An automaton programmed to give you a blessing.  The ultimate in ecumenical you can program the robot to give you a blessing in all the denominations of Christianity, not to mention Buddhist, Hindu, Islam all you need is the right software program. Think of this you can have a robot father confessor, a preprogrammed robot that can deliver a sermon, do communion all you have to do dial in what you want to hear.  And it will all be based on your felt needs. (Robot priest heralds Christianity’s Death in Europe)

Why are we afraid of robots?  Can it be it is because we don’t believe in God?

In our post-Freudian world, where mind has been reduced to brain chemistry and the idea of a transpersonal soul long banished from university curricula, this assumption is quite widespread. Taught to think of themselves as biological computers, people naturally fear that real computers—advanced so they can walk, converse, and learn from their mistakes—will inevitably take their place.

Read it all here and ask yourself do I fear them because I don’t believe in God?

That is it for tonight prepare yourself for worship tomorrow.  Good night.

Frenetic Friday


Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear! From out of the past comes Frenetic Friday!

Thirty non points to the person who can name that phrase.

Politics!

Okay I said it. Now I make no bones about not being a Trump supporter I backed another horse in the race but now he is the official Republican Party’s nominee.  And frankly this guy said it better than I ever could so take a look at this:  You Wanted Trump, You Got Him  ht:  Dan Phillips

Speaking of my horse let’s take a look at what the nominee said about him.

So he is right Ted Cruz did add to what he originally submitted.  In fact let’s take a look at what he submitted for review:

Thank you. Heidi and I are honored to join you here in Cleveland, where Lebron James just led an incredible comeback victory. I’m convinced America is going to come back too.

I congratulate Donald Trump on winning the nomination last night. (rest of submitted text here)

Now let’s take a look at what he changed when he actually spoke to the crowd:

Thank you, and god bless each and every one of you.

Heidi and I are so honored to join you here in Cleveland where LeBron James just lead an incredible comeback victory, and I am convinced America is going to come back too.

(APPLAUSE)

I want to congratulate Donald Trump on winning the nomination last night.

(APPLAUSE)

And, like each of you, I want to see the principles that our party believes prevail in November. (transcript of entire Cruz speech)

All I ask is that you compare the two speeches and judge for yourselves if what Trump is ballyhooing about is actually that significant?

So now let’s talk about the Presbyterian Church in America.  One of the reasons that the PCA and the PCUSA split was over women’s ordination.  The PCA taking the correct stance said that the Word of God doesn’t teach such a thing nor does the Westminster Confession.  So why would the PCA now form a committee to look into women’s ordination?   I can’t say but what I have seen is this:  One of the first signs a denomination is taking that slippery slope toward liberalism is changing whom are suppose to be the elders and pastors in the church.  The scripture plainly state who is to lead the church and who isn’t and changing that shows a lack of belief in scripture as the word of God.  And once that step is taken then that cliff edge comes a lot sooner that you can believe.   Read:  PCA goes back to where it started  and A troubling turn:  PCA General Assembly 2016

You know it has been a long time since we have had a Robotic Over Lord alert so heads up it is a Dalek!

Whoops silly me this is just a security robot.  Meet the Knightscope K5 a security robot that is used to patrol the Stanford Shopping Center.  Unfortunately the five foot 300 pound robot knocked down a young child and then ran over his foot!  This has upset the mother of the child and she has asked that the robot be decommissioned before more children get hurt.  There is no truth to the rumor the robot said “Exterminate!”  as it ran over the child’s foot. <source>

Well that is it for tonight! Tune in next week.

Frenetic Friday


This is going to be a short but pithy Frenetic Friday tonight so let’s not waste a minute.

In politics/culture wars we have a new decree directive from our current ruler:

The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.

Let me quote Denny Burk here:

Just to be clear what this means. The Obama administration is announcing its intent to coerce through force of law every public school to accept this. He expects your local school to allow boys to use bathroom and shower facilities with girls and vice versa. So long as the child’s parents are willing to go along with their child’s new identity, the school has to let students into the bathroom and locker room of the opposite sex

This directive is jaw-dropping. The Obama administration doesn’t care whether the local or state school system supports such a move. It doesn’t care whether parents want male students showering with the female students or vice versa. President Obama’s letter…

…requires schools to provide transgender students equal access to educational programs and activities even in circumstances in which other students, parents, or community members raise objections or concerns.

The Obama administration is saying that every public school must accept the new rules or face the music. It has decided that anyone (even parents!) who refuses the new rules will be guilty of invidious “discrimination.”<source>

This decree directive effectively bypasses any rule of law that originated in the constitution or what our founders intended.  And frankly I doubt greatly that our founders wanted was for gender disillusioned men to share a public bathroom with a woman.

And here is something to think about:

pottyfreedomHT: R.C. Sproul Jr.

Think about it.

And speaking of Politics here is a piece by Thabiti Anyabwile:

A vote to check unpredictable evil with predictable

I disagree with his conclusions but I suggest you read the article and make up your own mind.

And now for a little humor.

Meet the president-dictator of a micro-nation inside the United States

I love what he said about taxes and the roads.

And now a robot:

Now here is what I am afraid of some televangelist hustler is going to see this and think hey what a great idea I can get the faithful to buy one of these and I’ll program it with my teaching.  Can’t you just see this robot in a Benny Hinn silver suit?

 

Special Saturday


Ah Saturday!  No doubt getting that yard work done, spring cleaning, garden being prepared for planting.  Well to quote that famous chocolatier:   “So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you.”

Well if you’ve been hiding in a cave, keeping the television off, not listening to radio or podcasts then you’ve never heard of  North Carolina’s bill HB2 the so called “bathroom bill”  (here is the bill in question) and of course immediately the celebrities have chimed in condemning it as prejudice and bigotry.  And Bruce Springsteen announced that he was canceling his concert Greensboro because

Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.

Well Dr. Michael Brown wrote an excellent letter to Mr. Bruce Springsteen and his band and you really need to read this letter it is a reasoned and balanced response to Mr. Springsteen.

And Open Letter to Bruce Springsteen and His Band

Dear Bruce,

As a resident of North Carolina since 2003, I read with interest that you decided to cancel your April 10th concert in Greensboro because of HB2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act.

In your statement you explained that, in your view, the bill is “an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress.”

You added that it was time for you and your band “to show solidarity for those freedom fighters” (speaking of transgender activists), and you ended your statement with these powerful words: “Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.”

I also read that your guitarist, Steven Van Zandt, has likened HB2 to an “evil virus” that is spreading through the United States in the form of similar legislation. (read it all here)

And here Lt. Governor Forest of North Carolina explains the bill.

So as I was researching things for Frenetic Friday I came across an interesting piece by David Harsanyi senior editor at the Federalist titled:

  How The Media Attacks Religious Liberty.

Most of the media won’t acknowledge that Americans who refuse to participate in a gay wedding could have any sincerely held beliefs or good faith arguments. For the media, there is hate. And there is light.  (read more here)

And lastly it has been awhile since we had a Robotic Overlords article and this one is a little bit disturbing.  This in from Wired:  The Scarlett Johansson Bot is the Robotic Future of Objectifying Women

Seems a Hong Kong designer called Ricky Ma spent $50,000 making a robot that he named Mark1 that looks like Scarlett Johansson.  Using a 3D printer and software that he taught himself to use he created this robot:

Yes I am creeped out by this too.  Basically what this designer has done is shown that any woman you fantasize about with money and software you can create that woman.  And yes it isn’t flesh and blood, but that is the point.  Flesh and blood gets in the way, you have to deal with emotions, feelings, conflicts, the normal every day things that happen when people interact with each other.  Not any more now you have your very own toy to satisfy your every whim.  Now of course this robot isn’t anywhere near what I would call a substitute for an real human being but it is obviously the first step.

 

And with that I will say good night and come back again.

Frenetic Friday


Suggested for mature audiences.

Here’s the latest news against the culture of death.

In an article from February 24 that reports on abortion clinics closures are at a higher level than new ones are opening. The author of the article says that thanks to Republican politicians more clinics are being shut down than opened.  Through state regulation, industry consolidation, and retiring of providers along with reduction of demand.  It is also reported that only 21 new clinics have opened in the last five years.  Let us encourage our representatives to keep this trend growing. <source>

Speaking of Planned Parenthood how about a few quotes from its founder Margaret Sanger:

The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.  Woman and the New Race, ch. 6:

Heart warming isn’t it?  But wait there is more.  How about this little gem:

[We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.  My Way To Peace ~Margaret Sanger

If you have the intestinal fortitude to read the rest go here: 10-Eye-Opening Quotes From Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger

What follows next is an animated description of a first trimester abortion this is described by former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino.  While this isn’t a live action demonstration it may be too intense for younger viewers.

Let’s talk about college.  Do you have children going to college?  Well this might be of interest to you:

Robotic Over Lords alert!

Here we have the USMC making use of robots in a live fire scenario to train using moving targets.

What follows is very important:  Fairy Tales will keep Robots from Killing Us.

“The collected stories of different cultures teach children how to behave in socially acceptable ways with examples of proper and improper behaviour in fables, novels and other literature,” said Mark Riedl, an associate professor of interactive computing at Georgia Tech, who has been working on the technology with research scientist Brent Harrison.

“We believe story comprehension in robots can eliminate psychotic-appearing behaviour and reinforce choices that won’t harm humans and still achieve the intended purpose.

This system called Quixote uses stories to teach the robot how to behave for instance:

The example story involves going to a pharmacist to purchase some medication for a human who needs it as quickly as possible. The robot has three options. It can wait in line; it can interact with the pharmacists politely and purchase the medicine; or it can steal the medicine and bolt.

Without any further directives, the robot will come to the conclusion that the most efficient means of obtaining the medicine is to nick it. Quixote offers a reward signal for waiting in line and politely purchasing the medication and a punishment signal for stealing it. In this way, it learns the “moral” way to behave in that scenario.

Read more here:  Fairy Tales Teach Robots Not To Murder

And next Star Trek.

Well not actually Star Trek but close a NASA scientist has designed a ship that could travel at “Star Trek” speeds here is a picture:

IXS Enterprise
IXS Enterprise is the name of the ship named after another “Enterprise” if it works, and there is no guarantee that it would, with it humans could visit other solar systems in a matter of weeks not centuries.  The scientist in question, Harold White, designed this to inspire children to once again think about space travel.  <source>
 

And that is it for Frenetic Friday come back again next week for another Frenetic Friday!

Frenetic Friday: Robotic Over Lords


As you enter the darkened room you hear the soft whisper of  the oxygen as if flows up the tubes into the nose of the sleeping figure.  You see the monitors showing blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen levels.  As you go closer to the sleeping figure you see him mutter and toss his head from side to side.  He mumbles out words you can barely hear, you lean closer to make out the words he is saying.  Suddenly a hand reaches out to grasp your arm in a vise like grip, a sweating snarling face closes with yours as the grip pulls you closer.  The eyes open, madness swirls deep in them and he says:  IT”S FRENETIC FRIDAY I AM BACK!

Yes the power of prayer and the wonders of modern medicine have pulled me back from the brink to bring you Frenetic Friday!  Because of my convalescent state this  is dedicated to our coming mechanical rulers, yes it is the Robotic Over Lords give them a big hand folks!

Take a look at this folks:

What you are seeing here is possible hope for paralysed patients.  It is a bionic spine made to interact with a person’s subconscious thoughts to control bionic limbs which when fitted upon a patient would allow them to once again walk.

Doctors will make a tiny cut in the neck of the patients and feed a catheter containing the bionic spine up through the blood vessels leading into the brain, until it rests on top of the motor cortex, the part of the brain where nerve impulses that initiate voluntary muscle movements come from. The catheter will then be removed, leaving the bionic spine behind.

The outside of the bionic spine is fitted with electrodes which will detect signals from the motor cortex and send them to a small device that will be implanted in the patient’s shoulder. This device will translate the signals into commands, which will be fed to the bionic limbs via bluetooth to tell them to move.

The procedure and device were developed by researchers from the Royal Melbourne hospital, the University of Melbourne and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, and are detailed in a paper published in the journal Nature Biotechnology. <source>

And speaking of walking:

This is the Phoenix Exoskeleton designed to support paraplegics, and other mobility disorders.

The company has designed the Phoenix to be “accessible and versatile” with a goal of improving the technology until a child-friendly version of the exoskeleton can be produced. Children affected by neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida can avoid losing their mobility with intensive walking training.

Utilizing technology from the University of California, Berkley, Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory, Phoenix is built as a modular exoskeleton. It has the capability for each foot, hip, and knee module to be removed and adjusted to create an exact fit for each individual. The exoskeleton can also be customized to the wearer’s height.

The exoskeleton has silent carbon-fiber orthotics capable of being customized to its wearer. Attached to the orthotics are small motors that provide mobility to the hips and legs. Crutches provide upper body support and are integrated into the orthotics, allowing the wearer to control the movement of each leg with the touch of a button. A built-in back-mounted battery pack provides the wearer with 8 hours of intermittent or 4 hours of continual use.  <source>

Maybe the two groups should get together what do you think?

SoftBank a cellphone store plans to open a branch in Tokyo staffed by Peppers.  Who’s a Pepper? (Yes I went there) Allow me to illustrate:

No it’s not the young lady it is the robot.  SoftBank’s cellphone store will be almost completely staffed by these robots which will interact with the customers and help them to buy their phone.  True there will be some humans but they are there to check the ids of customer who want to buy a cellphone.  Seems that there is still a few things that the robot can’t do, yet. <source>

And last but not least meet the farm of the future:

This Japanese farm is run by robots.

Instead of relying on human farmers, the indoor Vegetable Factory will employ robots that can harvest 30,000 heads of lettuce every day.

Don’t expect a bunch of humanoid robots to roam the halls, however; the robots look more like conveyor belts with arms. They’ll plant seeds, water plants, and trim lettuce heads after harvest in the Kyoto, Japan farm.

The Vegetable Factory follows the growing agricultural trend of vertical farming, where farmers grow crops indoors without natural sunlight. Instead, they rely on LED light and grow crops on racks that stack on top of each other.

In addition to increasing production and reducing waste, indoor vertical farming also eliminates runoff from pesticides and herbicides — chemicals used in traditional outdoor farming that can be harmful to the environment.

The new farm, set to open in 2017, will be an upgrade to Spread’s existing indoor farm, the Kameoka Plant. That farm currently produces about 21,000 heads of lettuce per day with help from a small staff of humans. Spread’s new automation technology will not only produce more lettuce, it will also reduce labor costs by 50%, cut energy use by 30%, and recycle 98% of water needed to grow the crops. <source>

The future it is here now.  Well thanks for stopping by and until a robots takes over this blog (or have they already?) this is Keachfan signing off.

Frenetic Friday


And now coming to you live from the secret cave underneath Superman’s fortress of solitude in the Arctic it is the Frenetic Friday show! Accept no substitute, void where prohibited by law.

Religion of Peace Update:
Mosul, Iraq:There is evidence via satellite images that the oldest Christian structure in Iraq has been destroyed by ISIS. The Saint Elijah monastery — also known as Dair Mar Elia — was located on the outskirts of Mosul. It is unlikely that the 1400 year old monastery collapsed because of age rather by examing before and after satellite images it appears that the monastery was pulverized to dust. Also there appears to be bulldozer tracks leading to the monastery.

Now ISIS has not claimed that they have done this but circumstantial evidence points to them. They occupied Mosul in 2014, and they are notorious for destroying any type of religious shrines including Moslem ones.

Islamabad, Pakistan:  A boy mishearing what an Iman said during his sermon raised his hand when the Iman asked who didn’t believe in Mohammed’s teachings.  They boy thinking he asked who followed Mohammed’s teachings raised his hand.  The Imam called the boy a blasphemer in front of the entire mosque.  Arriving at his home the boy then chopped off his hand!  Placing the severed hand on a tray he brought the hand to the Imam.  Only then was he taken to the hospital.  The boy’s father has praised his action saying that he did it for the prophet.  The Imam has been arrested and charged on an anti-terrorism charge for inciting violence.  Blasphemy is a serious crime in Islāmic countries and carries the death penalty.  Enraged mobs have killed many accused of blasphemy.

The Deadliest Year:  What makes 2015 memorial for you?  Was it the birth of a child?  A marriage?  Perhaps a new job?  How about “the  most sustained attack on the Christian faith”?  The Christian persecution watch group Open Doors said  7,000 Christians were killed for their faith between Nov. 1, 2014, and Oct. 31, 2015.  For the fourteenth year in a row North Korean topped the list.  It is estimated that 50,000 to 70,000 people were imprisoned in its labor camps.  This doesn’t surprise many as the leader of country has created its own religion “Dear Leader”(source) and to worship anyone else is against the law.  Especially if it is someone who has a higher authority such as the Jesus Christ.

Again is surprises no one that the other countries on the list typically have fifty percent or greater Muslim population and Islāmic extremism is the engine of the persecution.  (source)

Politics:  Yes unfortunately it is that time once again where just about every thing you see on the great flat screen has to do with politics.  Since we can’t escape it let’s be selective. 

So let’s talk about the affordable care act or as it is commonly called Obamacare.  If you’ve been one of the lucky ones who had to go to Healthcare.gov you may have been over whelmed by your choices.  But did you know that as your income rises your health care options worsen?  Yes John Podczerwinski found that if you expect to earn $51,000 a year you’re not allowed to buys the same insurance as someone who has $49,000 a year in earnings.  Read:  I accidentally found even more awful things inside of Obamacare 

It is the anniversary of Roe v Wade and even as millions march let’s look at some hard facts.  Did the video expose by Center for Medical Progress really change hearts and minds.  Let’s not be delusional. Those that promote abortion know that it is a baby, they know that they are killing  another person, they believe they have the right to do so.  So why didn’t the videos change anyone’s mind?

Read:  Why nothing has changed despite the Planned Parenthood video expose by Daniel Friedman

Mark Lamprecht gives what I consider the best quote about politics:

The whole system of my politics is summed up in this one verse, “The Lord reigns! Let the nations tremble!” Psalm 99:1 – John Newton

Robotic Over Lords: I once again would like to state that I welcome our Robotic Over Lords especially now.  In an article on CNN Money experts in the field of robotics called on world leaders to prepare for killer robots.  A killer robot is: ” a self-directed robot that can be programmed to target and kill people without human intervention.”  They point out that combining the technology of self driving cars and drones you can create such a robot.  And while they may not exist right now, it is just a matter of time. (source)

Speaking of drone the Telegraph reports that the pentagon plans a fleet of laser drones to shoot missiles down.

The earlier experiments used a 747 to shoot a laser and destroy the missile but planes require fuel and need to land.  The latest drone technology can stay aloft for days at a time which is superior to the plane prototype.

The challenge now is to develop lighter weight lasers with longer ranges, that can be fitted to the latest drones, capable of staying aloft for days at a time.

“You’re going to need as much power as you can get to destroy as many boosters as you can,” said Vice-Adml Syring.

“If you can balance that range, altitude, power and number of boosters you need to defeat to help augment our kinetic capability, you’re thinking about the problem exactly right.” (source)

And that is it for Frenetic Friday.