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The Land of OZ and The Land of Babel




What do the Land of Oz and the land of Babel have in common? Is it the bedazzling sparkling of the blinding brightness of shimmering silver and gold? How about the horse of a different color? Maybe it’s the tower of Oz and the tower of Babel? The Wizard occupied the tower of Oz and Nimrod occupied the tower of Babel, yes? Both rulers were feared and adorned by its people. Is that not a similarity? They were both the center of their respective cities. Were both of them also cursed due their spectacular abundance of glitter and wealth or were they praised by the Most High? A witch threatened one city while the other was held in blasphemy. What about the Metropolis of our time…the maze in which we reside? Is there a lesson to be learned? Could we, mere mortals, possibly comprehend the teachings of children?

Take a lesson…

On Friday 27 2011, my Granddaughter, Gianni participated in a Kindergarten production/play. The school she attends happens to be a Christian Academics Institution. Her caricature was “Glinda” the good witch of the North. Needless to say the story was of the 1939 book and movie, “The Wizard of Oz.” The Children put on an excellent performance. The audience was also most gracious…the parents and grandparents, and other spectators alike enjoyed the show. The cast of characters was spectacular. The five, six, and possibly seven year olds’ paraded down and around the paper-mechea’ed yellow-brick road, which surrounded the auditorium/gym and dinning hall. Cameras of all types snapped, recorded, and popped out from everywhere. The fear of missing out on the nostalgia (and keep-sake) of the moment swept through the air like a sale at J.C. Penny’s going out of business parade. The excitement could be felt from the top of the building to the bottom.

Finally, the curtain swept open to reveal the creative geniuses to the anxiety filled audience. The thunder of clap and the whisper of awe gave way to non-descriptive shrills from the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and cousins – the ‘men-folk’ merely smiled with approval and pride.

The cast of characters were trouped by ‘Jymeer,’ ‘Rebecca,’ ‘Jacqueline,’ ‘Timothy,’ ‘Bret,’ ‘Anwar,’ ‘Morgan,’ ‘Christian,’ ‘Joey,’ ‘William.’ ‘Amanda,’ ‘Raya,’ ‘Evelyn,’ ‘Ameer,’ ‘John,’ ‘Gianni,’ ‘Zephorah,’ and ‘Davaughn’ were just astounding! Many of us are aware, via the movie (and possibly the book) of the exploits of the “Tin Woodsman,” the “Scarecrow,” “the Cowardly Lion,” “Dorothy,” and “Toto.” Remember the goodness of “Glinda” and the happy, joyous, and gratefully liberated “Munchkins?” How about the sly, slick, and boisterous “Wizard/Professor Marvel?” Have you not been angered by the complacency of “Auntie Em” (Uncle Henry just scratched his head) when Dorothy tried to tell her something?

She made many attempts to relay the fact that “Something Wicked This Way Comes!” But they wouldn’t listen, would they? They all thought,”this little girl is crazy!” It took events to come to pass in order for them to maybe understand that everything we need, be it relationships, financial stability, sustenance, and yes…life itself, begins with faith in God – and not faith in Man or Mammon. It is God who placed us all on the path of the “Yellow Brick Road” of life. It is up to us to do the right things and to love one another…yet we judge and critisize while it is we who will be judged.

The characters in the story had to follow the Yellow Brick Road in order to reach the Wizard. They sought the Wizard in order to fulfill their desire(s). The road to perdition is faulty – you wouldn’t get there…it’s a dead end road. The deep and dark land of the wood is dangerous. It’s frothed with falsehoods, anti-Gods, demons, devils, and witches. The ‘Wicked Ole Witch’ attempted to kill, destroy, and keep the good-intentioned group from reaching their dreams and desire(s). Could we equate the “Yellow Brick Road” with the road to salvation? Was it not quoted in the Bible that it was Jesus who said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except through me?” (John14: 6) Where do you walk in this world of Metropolis?

What road do you use in order to arrive at your desired destination? How about the road of war, invasion, and annihilation? Did it not take ‘Glinda,’ the good witch – the guardian angel to watch over the troupe – to keep them on the straight and narrow?

The Scarecrow sought a brain in the land of Oz. Would you not agree that God gave us all a brain with the potential to have great wisdom? “If any of you lacks wisdom, she/he should ask God, who gives generously to all without fault, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5)

The Tin Man wanted a heart. What would you do if you had no heart? Every day people show no love for each other. What ever happened to “We The People?” The politicos constantly attack that which they don’t happen to agree – the President wishes good things for the people of this U.S. Metropolis while his colleagues’ focus on hatred, riches, lust, and contempt. Is it possible for God to change the hatred in the hearts of man and woman? “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26)

The Lion wanted courage. Do we get our courage from the knowledge of God? Isn’t it he who is always with us – protecting us? When we begin to understand this and believe and practice courage, the more courage we shall have in order to sustain our very existence on this planet to stand up for what is right – regardless of the enemy or challenge. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

Dorothy wanted to go home. “There’s no place like home!” Your home is your castle – no one dares to disrespect it, yes? I wonder…with all of the foreclosures, relocations, bankruptcies, floods, insurance schemes and scams, hunger, and job loss after job loss; the politicos want to eradicate Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, Unions, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, and Public Welfare while shipping our jobs overseas in order to get richer (avoiding the tax man with shelters and low overhead, i.e., decent wages to the workers). They do not wish to contribute their fair share while supporting raising taxes on you and me. They tell you your future is secure…”just anti-up on your contributions – we need your money” – it doesn’t matter if you receive U.C., S.S., or any other supplemental or residual revenue…it is TAXABLE! The only power is O.P.M. (Other Peoples Money). There’s no place like home…? I don’t think I’ll live anywhere other than the good-ole U.S. – what are they doing to the people in other countries. Remember Zarganar? How about the atrocities that occur in Mother Africa, Asia, Egypt, and oh yes – the Entire Middle East as well as a few other unmentionable societies? It is said that we have the perfect home awaiting us in Heaven – while we shit all over this one. This world is NOT OUR HOME – WE ARE ONLY TENANTS – WE ARE HERE TEMPORARILY! “But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord, OUR GOD (Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jew, Buddhist, and any other so-called religious denomination) lives.” (Philippians 3:20)

Let me tell you of Babel…the Land, the Tower.

“Come let us build us a tower whose top may reach unto the stars! And on the top of the tower we will write the words: Great is the World and its’ Creator! And great is Man!”

But the minds that had conceived the tower of Babel could not build it. The task was too great. So they hired hands for wages. But the hands that built the tower of Babel knew nothing of the dream of the brain that had conceived it. Thousands upon thousands sweat and bled and died. One man’s hymns of praise became the other man’s curses. People spoke the same language, but could not understand each other…

The head and the hands were not in cohesion, one dominant the other subjective. Great is the world and its’ Creator and great is Man – “The Head and the hands needed a mediator!”

The brain behind the dream could not control/contain the hired hand(s)…and began to sow discord betwix the head and the hand(s) – divide and conquer. The lust and desire to contain and control – suppress, oppress, possess, and cause hatred…soon brought the tower tumbling and crumbling down – into the dust from which it came.

Take heed and be forewarned (Powers that Be)…the seven deadly sins (wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony) – Avarice being the forefront practice of many governments and their so-called leaders – covetousness, lust, and gluttony. Does this all sound familiar…as of late? The limelight lifestyles of the rich, the famous, the political panhandlers and warmongers will be their/your/our undoing. These symptoms have come to pass on numerous occasions, have they not?

“Let the workers do as they will…let those in the depths use force and do wrong, so that we can be justified in using force against them…behold a New World Order!”

Out from amongst us, a mediator whose number is forty-four. They will attempt to destroy (our) belief in him. Who is the heart? Peace be thy name (some who call Yashua, Jesus, and the Christ). “Oh mediator, show them (the head and the hands) the way to each other…!”

The children continue to show us the way. Ask them if it matters about the color of the skin of their friend(s) – see them play, sing, eat, run, sleep, laugh, and hug together without reason or rhyme – see them entertain with their genius and zeal, the cohesion of love, faith, and trust in each other while they are protected from the evil, animosity, and hatred in this land between Oz and Babel.

Take a lesson.

Til next time…


Source by Gregory V. Boulware

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iPhone Application Development – Earn Money Through iPhone App Store




The Internet Revolution! I’m sure you read and heard a lot about it and so I won’t list the myriad ways in which it has changed everything. Professionals capable of working independently and creatively have benefited the most from the ubiquity of the internet.

There are so many ways I which you can showcase your talent to the world (or hawk your wares): you can write a novella, self-publish it over Amazon, and if people like it, you will mint money; you can post a funny video over YouTube (or start you own ‘Channel’), and using nothing more than your skills and ingenuity, find fame and fortune; or you can use your iPhone application development skills, sell your app(s) in the Apple App Store, and buy that yacht you’d always wanted!

Over 2 billion apps are downloaded from the iPhone App Store every year, and as the sales of iPhones continues to rise and more people start using iPhone, the demand for iPhone apps will increase. iPhone apps are constantly making the news and they are one of the prime reasons for the success of iPhones. Experts predicts that 3G smartphones which offer all the facilities of internet will replace PCs and laptops, and apps are the things that make it easier for the users to use their smartphones in lieu of computers: the market for apps is huge, and it will only grow further over time.

Do you have creativity, talent and innovative ideas? There are school students out there who are making serious money developing iPhone apps and selling them using the iPhone app store. Do you think you have the app idea of the decade? You don’t necessarily have to have a scientific and technical mind to gain success at iPhone application development: all you need is an idea and the ability to transform it into reality.

The best thing is that there are a number of free tutorials and SDKs available on the Internet; you can use download them for free and learn how to develop apps for iPhone apps. You might need t invest some time to study how to develop the best apps, and then how to market them over the net, but thereafter your creative ideas will take you far.

Even if you are not good at logic and math and programming is just not for you, you can still take help from professionals and pay iPhone developers to develop an app based on your idea. If your idea is really good, you could convince them to work for royalty from the sales of the app. And if your idea is really good and you are sure that the app based on your idea is going to sell like hot cakes, its best to pay the developer upfront and have complete control over all the profits on your iPhone app!

Once the app is ready, you just need to follow the simple guidelines on the iPhone app development store and list your app on the list of available apps. But there are millions of apps on the iPhone app store, and so you will need to do things to get publicity for your apps: get a website in the name of the app, try and make someone do a piece about in a magazine, keep your fingers crossed, and wait for the world to wake up to the proof of your genius!


Source by Vatsal M

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What Can I Use Bitcoins For?




Practically, almost any product or service that can be bought with dollars or other currencies can also be bought with bitcoins. On the other hand, the high volatility of bitcoins is a huge risk for some people that might want to use this cryptocurrency, but they are afraid about price differences. Even so, the characteristics of bitcoins make them perfect for internet payments:

1. Fast transactions

A bitcoin transaction is processed in 10-15 minutes. In case of a bank transfer, it might take hours or even days for the money to get from one account to the other. Some might say that PayPal or other ewallets are even faster. It is true, but there are other aspects that ewallets can’t give: privacy and smaller commissions.

2. Privacy

When you send bitcoins to a partner over the internet, the transaction will be registered in a blockchain. The list of transactions is public, and it can be verified on specialized websites. Only the identification number, the sum and the time are recorded. There is no way for somebody to find out from where the bitcoins come, and where they go. This is characteristic of bitcoins attracted many people. Well, some of those are interested about it because they can buy illegal goods with those, but the majority of bitcoin users are people that want to buy legal items and services, but which don’t want to disclose their identity. Porn and gambling websites might be immoral, but they are not illegal, so people that want to subscribe for those services can safely pay in bitcoins on the websites that accept this currency, knowing that their reputation will not be affected.

3. Smaller commissions

The average commission is 0.002 BTC for a transaction. It is significantly smaller compared with the PayPal or banking commissions. Moreover, you are not even obliged to pay it. By paying a commission, you “reserve” the computational power of a pool (or at least a part of it), to process your transaction faster. You even have the possibility not to pay the commission. In this case, you might need to wait two or even three days for your transaction to be processed. If you are not in a hurry, this might be the perfect opportunity to make money transactions with zero costs.

Of course, there are also disadvantages for using bitcoins, such as the possibility to lose them. If somebody steals your bitcoins, or if you delete the wallet files, it is impossible to recover those. As long as the bitcoin is not regulated, there is no central organism for arbitrage between divergent parts. In other words, you can’t complain if you lose or you are robbed by your bitcoins, simply because there is nobody to complain to.


Source by Stanculescu Mihai Bogdan

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Things You Should Know About Bitcoin Black




What is Bitcoin Black?

Bitcoin Black is basically the cryptocurrency of the people, by the people for the people. It will be adopted for use as a peer 2 peer payment system which gives the power back to the people.

If we talk about Bitcoin, Bitcoin has failed at this, real value comes from real use of the ecosystem and empowering people. Bitcoin transactions are slow and expensive, and it can be said that Bitcoin is somewhat centralized. Bitcoin takes power of people because it is heavily manipulated and through cycles that discourage participants from cryptocurrency in general.

People buy bitcoin to get rich, not to be involved in the ecosystem. The one percent elite takes advantage of bitcoin and creates discouragement, strategically increasing the price and attracting entry for the dream of wealth and dumping coins for their benefit. In fear of adoption. Bitcoin is completely controlled, pumped and manipulated at will, for many different reasons.

Bitcoin Black is focusing on solving these problems as the coin is a cryptocurrency with a fair distribution Airdropped to 1 Million wallets prior to IEO which all funds will go to community groups voted by the community to move the project forward with focus on fair distribution, mass adoption, usability, education, ease of access, simplicity and community.

The goal is to make it a real decentralized autonomous network giving back power to the people. He does not belong to a group, but belongs to many branches of the community.

Distribution of Coins

Bitcoin Black is aim to have airdrop to at least 1 million wallets initially with not more than 0.5% of supply owned by 1 founding member making it truly decentralized cryptocurrency.

The project have a pre-sale of 2.5% of total supply which is almost 900 Million coins.

If we take a take a look at the IEO, 7.2 billion IEO coins will be allocated to several community foundations that will help the community move the project forward in the future.

Counterpart funds for manipulation (around 5%). Part used for the stability control fund to eliminate the possibility of early manipulation at low volume and maintain currency stability.

Finally, the rewards for introducing the application will be 14.4 billion coins.

Introduction of 30 million members with an increase in the rate of new users. A method of bringing the coin into every schoolyard / university / workplace and community.

Total Supply

A maximum supply is 36 billion coins.


3.6 billion coins to be claimed by members who help share Airdrop.

Simple social sharing platform in one click. Share a social message that provides an introduction to encrypted video and the app download link that will allow your friends to download it. Currently the platform is active and functioning well.


The best innovation is the Fee free transactions. You can send bitcoin black to anyone free of charge. The transactions are Instant and you can send money as easily as sending an message.

The wallets are easily accessible and very simple to use.


Bitcoin black have a fair mass distributed currency with supply spread widely that it will create less volatility by synchronized pumps and dumps and lead to a more stable price. Bitcoin black is going to be the next bitcoin. You can register for the airdrop by clicking here. I wish someone back in 2008 would have included me on the Bitcoin airdrop. Bitcoin Black will be life changing and we want to tell this to as many as possible.


Source by Mark West

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