I suppose we should just slide into this morning’s deeper thinking topic slowly since there’s a lot of moving pieces to it. With WW IV in the wings over Syria, since the Cold War might be scored as WW III, we have a number reader inputs this morning which are pretty interesting, starting with this one from Don:
“Good morning George,
Fear not Azazel.
According to the book of Enoch; He will not be dug up until the “Day of Judgment”. If we see that day ourselves, I expect a swift finish to the whole affair. Most likely God will be in a bad mood on that day, if He is not already and, he will simply jut say: “off with their heads”. Meaning, of course, all of us……give or take a hundred thousand or so.
I don’t reckon I will be one of those.”
No, but by golly, we’ll have had some fun and adventures, huh? On a more serious note there was this reminder from Bernard Grover down in our Jakarta Bureau:
As Joseph Farrell says, “The fulfillment IS the deception.” In short, if you write and/or control the interpretation of prophesy, then you can make it appear that the prophesy is being fulfilled. Ergo, current events. It serves the PTB to have everyone nervous as long-tail cats in a room full of rocking chairs. Since religion is part of the command and control system, then making sure everyone is in church and begging for mercy perpetuates the system.
Besides, any decent Bible scholar will tell you Revelations was fulfilled in AD70 with the reign of Nero and the sacking of Jerusalem. Didn’t Jesus say, “This generation shall not pass…”?
Feeding religious hysteria only perpetuates the command and control system and feeds the PTB.
Now, back to the clam chowder and sourdough…
I looked in on the sourdough starter this morning and it didn’t smell particularly sour yet, but tomorrow morning I’ll make some flapjacks, a test run which the belt size argues should be put off for six months or 40 pounds, whichever gets here soonest…
Now, back to our End of the World notes…I heard back from G.A. Stewart of the www.theageofdesolation.com site and this is the End Times libretto part from a Nostradamus expert’s POV:
I read your note. Here’s an outline of prophecies that will lead us up to the time of Comet ISON.
There’s much more that comes with this, like Economic Collapse and Civil War II, but here’s what to look for around events related to Syria. I gave you the big picture, because it shows how consistent the theme is across all prophetic sources, as well as it verifies my cracking of Nostradamus’ dating code.
1) THROUGHT ASIA A YOUNG BLACK KING WILL OFFICIALLY CONDEMN ENEMIES OF THE STATE.
Nostradamus Quatrain III-60
Throughout all Asia great proscription,
Even in Mysia, (NW, Turkey), Lycia (SW, Turkey), and Pamphilia (SW, Turkey),
Bloodshed through absolution,
Of a young black king filled with felony.
PROSCRIPTION WAS A WORD USED BY THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
BARACK OBAMA RECEIVED HIS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE ON DECEMBER 10, 2009. HIS SPEECH IS THE CLUE WHY.
“There will be times when nations – acting individually or in concert – will find the use of force not only necessary but morally justified.”
2) EGYPT HAS DEVELOPED NUCLEAR WEAPONS.
Nostradamus Sixain XIX
Six Hundred and five [1605-2010], six hundred and six [1606-2011] and seven [1607-2012],
It will show us up to the year seventeen [1617-2022],
The anger, hatred and jealousy of the incendiary [nuclear weapons],
For a long enough time hidden under the olive tree [Israeli -Egyptian Peace Treaty],
The Crocodile [Egypt] has hidden on the land,
That which was dead will then be alive. [State of War between Israel and Egypt]
THE ABAB SPRING BEGAN IN 2010. WORLD WAR III BEGAN ON MARCH 19, 2011 WITH THE NATO INVASION OF LIBYA. ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2012, THE RUSSIANS MADE THEIR POINT IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA.
3) WORLD WAR III WILL LAST FROM MARCH 19, 2011 UNTIL OCTOBER 2038.
Nostradamus Quatrain I-49
Very much before such intrigues,
Those of the Orient [China] by virtue of the Moon [Islamic Army]
The year 1700  will cause great ones to be carried off,
Almost subjugating a corner of Aquilon [NATO].
Nostradamus Quatrain III-77
The third climate comprising Aries [World War III]
The year 1727  in October,
The King of Persia (Iran) captured by the Egyptians:
Conflict, death, loss: to the Cross great shame.
4) THE ISLAMIC ANTICHRIST, THE DAJJAL, WILL ATTACK SYRIA. HE WILL BE PART OF THE NEW ROMAN EMPIRE.
Sahih Muslim: Book 41, Hadith 7028
Behold he (dajjal) is in the Syrian sea (Mediterranean) or the Yemen sea (Arabian sea).
Sahih Muslim: Book 41, Hadith 6924
The dajjal has taken your place among your family. They would then come out, but it would be of no avail. And when they would come to Syria, he would come out while they would be still preparing themselves for battle drawing up the ranks.
5) THE DAJJAL’S ATTACK ON SYRIA WILL INITIATE THE LAST DAYS. THE ROMAN ARMY WILL INVADE DABIQ, SYRIA AND ISTANBUL, TURKEY.
Sahih Muslim: Book 41, Hadith 7015
He would appear on the way between Syria and Iraq and would spread mischief right and left.
Sahih Muslim: Book 41, Hadith 6924
…The Last Hour would not come until the Romans would land at al -A’maq or in Dabiq. …and they would be conquerors of Constantinople.
DABIQ, SYRIA IS 44 KM NORTH OF ALEPPO, SYRIA. IT IS CURRENTLY A BATTLEGROUND IN THE SYRIAN WAR.
6) NOSTRADAMUS’ BLACK KING WILL INVADE ANTIOCH, SYRIA.
Nostradamus Quatrain I-74
After having tarried they wander into Epirus (Greece),
The great relief will come towards Antioch (Syria)
The curly haired black [king] strives strongly for the Empire [of Aquilon/NATO]:
Bronzebeard [Aenobarbe] will roast on a spit.
ANTIOCH, SYRIA LIES ON THE ORONTES RIVER. IT IS CURRENTLY A BATTLEGROUND IN THE SYRIAN WAR.
7) AN ARAB PRINCE OF WAR WILL BE INSTRUMENTAL TO EVENTS IN AUGUST THAT WILL LEAD A MILLION MEN TO INVADE IRAN. THE TRUE SERPENT WILL INVADE TURKEY AND EGYPT.
Nostradamus Quatrain V-25
The Arab prince of Mars [war], Sun, Venus, Lyon [ Leo/August].
The rule of the church will succumb at sea:
Towards Persia (Iran) very near a million men,
Byzantium (Turkey), Egypt, the true serpent will invade.
SAUDI PRINCE BANDAR BIN SULTAN IS CURRENTLY A MAJOR PLAYER IN THE SYRIAN WAR.
8) A TERRORIST NUCLEAR WEAPON WILL DESTROY A GREAT CITY AROUND THE TIME OF A COMET.
Nostradamus Quatrain IV-67
Saturn [Bad luck] and Mars [war] equal in the fire sign (Aries, Leo/August, Sagittarius)
The air made very dry by a comet:
Through secret fires, a great place to burn with scorching heat,
There will be little rain, hot wind during invasions and war.
9) TWO NUCLEAR TERRORIST WEAPONS WILL BE USED, ONE NEAR PALESTINE AND ONE IN ITALY.
EGYPT WILL ATTACK THE PALESTINIANS.
Nostradamus Sixain XLV
The entire world astonished by a blow of steel,
Strangely given by the Crocodile [Egypt],
To a very great one, relative of the leech [Palestinians],
And shortly after there will be another blow
By foul play, committed against the wolf [Italy],
And of such deeds one will not see the result [Terrorism].
Nostradamus Quatrain II-15
Shortly before the monarch is slaughtered,
Castor Pollux [Russia and US] in the ship, a bearded star [Comet]:
Public funds emptied by land and sea,
Pisa, Asti, Ferrara, Turin (Italy) forbidden lands.
10) ISRAEL WILL DESTROY SYRIA AND THEN BE DESTROYED WITH THE WEST.
ISAIAH 17:1 (King James)
The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
ISAIAH 17:9 (King James)
In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation.
ISAIAH 17:13 (King James)
The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 34:3
And this city of Achem [Nablus or Balata al-Balad] will be surrounded and assailed on all sides by a most
powerful force of warriors.
Nostradamus Epistle: Paragraph 34:4
Their maritime forces will be weakened by the westerners, and great desolation will fall upon this realm.
Nostradamus Quatrain VIII-96
The Synagogue [Jerusalem/Israel] sterile, bearing no fruit,
Received into the hands of the infidels [Arabs]:
The daughter of the persecuted of Babylon,
Miserable and sad her wings will be clipped.
11) MUSLIMS WILL BELIEVE AL MAHDI WILL APPEAR AFTER SAUDI ARABIA IS ATTACKED.
Sunan Abudawud: Book 36, Hadith 4273
…An expeditionary force will then be sent against him from Syria but will be swallowed up in the desert between Mecca and Medina. When the people see that, the eminent saints of Syria and the best people of Iraq will come to him and swear allegiance to him between the Corner and the Maqam.
12) NATO FORCES WILL INVADE EGYPT.
Nostradamus Quatrain V-16
The Sabaean tear (Saba, Saudi Arabia) no longer at its high price,
Human flesh by death burned to ashes:
The isle of Pharos (Egypt) invaded by the Crusaders [NATO],
When at Rhodes (Greece) the harsh specter [of war] appears.
13) IN MECCA THE KA’BA WILL BE DESTROYED BY A NUCLEAR WEAPON.
Sahih Muslim: Book 41, Hadith 6951
…The Ka’ba would be destroyed by an Abyssinian having two small shanks.
14) NATO’S NAVAL FORCES WILL BE DECIMATED IN 2013.
Nostradamus Quatrain IX-43
On the point of landing the Crusader army [NATO],
Will be ambushed by the Ishmaelites,
Struck from all sides by the ship Impetuosity,
Rapidly attacked by ten elite galleys.
Nostradamus Sixain XXIX
The Griffon [European Leader] is able to prepare himself
For resisting the enemy,
And to reinforce will his army,
Otherwise the Elephant [Pakistan] will come
He who will suddenly surprise him,
Six hundred and eight [1608-2013], the sea aflame.
Nostradamus Quatrain IX-100
A Naval battle will subdue night,
Fire in the ships, to the West ruin:
A new rubric, the great ship colored,
Anger to the vanquished, and victory in a drizzle.
15) THE VICTORIOUS IRANIAN NAVAL LEADER WILL BRING WAR TO EUROPE.
Nostradamus Quatrain III-90
The great Satyr and Tiger of Hyrcania (Northern Iran)
Presents a gift to the Ocean:
Chief of the fleet will leave Carmania (Straits of Hormuz)
One who lands at Tyrren Phocean (Tyrrhenian Sea and Marseilles, France)
16) RUSSIA AND THE UNITED STATES WILL ENGAGE IN NUCLEAR WAR.
Nostradamus Quatrain II-90
Through life and death the realm of Hungary changed:
The law will be more harsh than service:
The great city cries out with howls and laments,
Castor and Pollux [Russia and the US] enemies in the arena.
17) NUCLEAR WAR MAY STAY LIMITED TO THE MIDDLE EAST INITIALLY, BUT IT WILL COME TO THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE.
Nostradamus Quatrain IV-99
The valiant eldest son of the King’s daughter,
Repulsing the Celts [French-NATO] very profoundly:
He will use so many thunderbolts, combined in an array,
Sparsely and distant, then deep into Hesperia [America].
Nostradamus Quatrain II-62
Mabus will soon die then there will come,
Of people and beasts a horrible defeat:
Suddenly vengeance will be revealed,
One hundred, hand, thirst, hunger when the comet runs.
Nostradamus Quatrain II-91
At sunrise one will see a great fire,
Noise and light extending toward Aquilon [US/NATO]:
Within the circle death and cries are heard,
Through steal, fire, famine, death awaits them.
Say, that’ll be some fine headlines to wade through, assuming you’re not already medium rare or beyond and the paper or computer isn’t on fire as you read it. Still, it all makes a strong case for hiding under the bed from mid-October until the lights go out.
If you’re a partisan offended by any of the projections herein, no offense intended…we just tend to look around at what’s floating about the the futuresphere and try to test-fit things together and this is getting to be an interested twist of the Rubik’s Cube, of late.
Reader Jay up in Dallas is on the trail of Champale for us:
Good news (I guess. At least it wasn’t Boone’s Farm HAHA) Champale is still in production from our friends in Milwaukee…
After our End of the World libretto….Naw, we’ll leave that in the past. Besides, I had it with crab and no telling how safe that will be by the time I get around to it.
Tuesday at the WuJo: Capt. J’s WuJo
Since we’re almost down the road to the “wars and rumors of wars” part of the timeline (which isn’t a line, it’s a metaphor, but stay with me here), a lot of America’s best are getting read for trips to the ‘stans (places like asscanistan, fer instance), we’re pleased to report that WuJo will be following them into the hinterlands, as Cpt. J reports:
I had a wujo moment this morning involving some otc allergy meds. A little back story, first. I’m down in Mississippi doing a little train up before onward movement in a few weeks to one of the countries that end in ‘stan. While I’ve been here my seasonal allergies have started to act up, so a couple of days ago I picked up a small bottle of otc allergy meds at the PX. I then went back to my room and dropped off that and the other things that I bought. While in my room, I opened the bottle and took an allergy pill and then placed the bottle on the table next to my daily vitamins, etc. All this occurred at around 1400-1500hrs (2-3pm, for you civilians out there). I then went back to work. The next I decided to forego the allergy meds since I had taken them so late the day before (they’re the 24 hour variety). So, this morning I took my normal vitamins, etc and intended to begin anew with the allergy meds. The allergy meds were right where I left them on the table, so I picked up the bottle and took the lid off only to discover that the safety covering over the mouth of the bottle was still completely intact! It was as if I had never opened the bottle or taken a dose two days before, which I clearly remember doing.
The only explanations I can come up with is that I either never took the meds to start with and later dreamed that I did or I did take the original dose as I remember and wujo has come into play in some form.
That’s the end of the tale other than that the meds are working as advertised.
Keep us posted on whether there are any more such events. And pack the flash goggles for Damascus. We’ll keep our fingers crossed you won’t need them.
Around the Ranch: Router Disaster
I consider myself to be a passable woodworker. Which is to say, besides the obligatory subscription to Wordsmith and Shopnotes, I have also put together a few of their special issues which have lots of fun projects in them which I’m raring to build.
Somewhere along about a week ago, Elaine asked me if, with a shop full of tools, if I couldn’t whip her up a side table for her computer workstation. Ideally, it would be the same height and while she understood that it wouldn’t make the Italian burled maple with umpteen coats of lacquer on he present desk, she wanted something of real wood that would be reasonably close in terms of color match.
So off to Lowes I went, and after looking at an assortment of gnarly 2-by-10s out of poplar, I opted for laminated panels of pine which are reasonable (whatever that is, these days) and I set to work.
I ripped down the wood to the width requested: 9 1/2-inches wide, setting the table saw fence a tad wide and finishing off everything just so on that marvelous rebuilt long-bed jointer that I told you about a few months back.
It’s been an absolute joy and it’s dialed in just perfectly, and even though I haven’t needed them yet, I found a fresh set of blades on Amazon for under $30 bucks.
After running an eighth-inch round-over on all the edges, since that’s what’s on the existing computer desk, I set up the trusty old router with a 3/4-inch straight-cut bit and set up and clamped my work pieces and got after it.
As I was making my last dado cut (a dado being a slot that another piece of wood fits into) things didn’t quite feel ‘just right’ as the cut began. By the time I was an inch into the piece, there was a terrible racket and I decided to stop the tool and take a look. But just as I did that, I heard a clunk and looked down to see the router bit laying on the flood.
Picking it up to inspect it, it wasn’t particularly hot, but obviously what had happened was the router bit, which had a 1/4-inch shank, had slipped in its collet and had simply dropped down through the bottom of the work piece, in the process ruining a perfectly fine $10-hunk of wood.
Mentally, I went back through the encyclopedic memory bank which has been collecting tool-use hints and kinks for more than a half-century. No, I concluded, there has never been anything every noticed before about making sure that if you’re using a collect on a 1/4” bit in a 1/2” router, to extra-firmly tighten up the chuck because it needs to secure both the collet (a kind of slip ring adapter) and the smaller bit inside it.
If you don’t own a wood router, they do open up new vistas in woodworking. You can cut fancy slots (to inset shelve into) and even (with a jig) do things like dovetail joints. But there are a couple of “deal points” when you go shopping: First is consider if you want a 1/4’ shank, a 1/2” shank, or a 1/2” with a collet. It’s obvious which one I have.
The next choice is whether to buy a plunge type router or one with a fixed base. The plunge type is great for making blind cuts, such as routing out a circle in the middle of a table to put an inlay into. But, the trade-off is that setting the cutter depth is a bit trickier because you have to set the plunge depth and lock it which is not as precise as using a fixed base which is easier to set precisely.
Ideally, you’d have both the fixed and plunge bases and a few routers come with two bases, but look at the Amazon reviews. An example of the fixed-base type (if you have accumulated $125 in the cookie jar) is the PORTER-CABLE 690LR 11-Amp Fixed-Base Router. This one handles both 1/4” and 1/2” shanks.
The other things to look for include a shaft lock and, on higher end units, an air pusher to keep the work area blown off. My inclination, unless you want to use the router for doing engraved signs and such, would be to recommend the fixed base.
On the other hand, for maximum flexibility and low price you can find reconditioned tools like the Factory-Reconditioned Skil 1830-RT 2-1/4 HP Combo Base Router Kit with Soft Start for un der $77-dollars, but just keep in mind that most all the reconditioned tools are not in the Amazon Prime program, which to my way of thinking if one of the few genuinely great deals out there.
Plan on spending about as much on router bits as on the tool itself. If you want a wide selection of bits, and you don’t mind freight, try this 66 piece ROUTER BIT SET – 1/4″ shank NEW CARBIDE BITS Aluminum Carry Case or, if you want to stay in Prime, have a 1/2” router and a serious “Tim the Tool Man” complex, you can get the MLCS 8383 66 Piece Carbide-Tipped Router Bit Set, 1/2-Inch Shank but it will set you back about $190.
Difference between 1/4” shanks and 1/2”? Mostly the feed speed and size of cuts that can be made. As my “holy wood” shows, the 1/4” shanks need to be check after every cut or so, but the 1/2” shanks, having a larger contact area, stay snugged up well and can handle more workload.
Oh, and what’s the “recovery” in the headline mean on this article? Simple: Save the bad piece of wood and buy another. Like so many things in the home shop, “recovery” just means throw another $10-$15 bucks at the project.
OK, off to the airport for the periodic hangar cleaning and plane wash, then guests after lunch and a polish up tomorrow’s Peoplenomics report (on Peak Oil) and then a video conference and work on Saturday’s Peoplenomics which is really a cool concept: “Time to Tax Machines?” Just another low stress 14-hour work day.
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