Archive for March 2010

Vatican has been overrun by Demons and the Devil   3 comments


The Vatican has been almost taken over completely by forces from the Dark Side.  From the too numerous to count sex abuse allegations against priests throughout the world, to Pope Benedict’s cover-up of those scandals, to the Vatican’s top Exorcist admitting the Vatican is overrun with Demons.  The Devil seems to have infiltrated the deepest recesses of the Catholic hierarchy.

  

  

Pope Benedict XVI failed to act over complaints during the 1990s about a priest in the US who is thought to have abused some 200 deaf boys, victims say.

For more than 20 years before he was made pontiff, Cardinal Ratzinger led the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith – the Vatican office with responsibility, among other issues, for response to child abuse cases.

An archbishop wrote letters in 1996 to the Vatican watchdog led by Cardinal Ratzinger calling for disciplinary proceedings against Fr Lawrence Murphy, according to Church and Vatican documents.

Fr Murphy was a popular priest who is believed to have molested some 200 boys at St John’s School for the Deaf in St Francis, Wisconsin, between 1950 and 1974.

A canonical trial authorised by Cardinal Ratzinger’s deputy was halted after Fr Murphy wrote to the future pope asking that proceedings be stopped, despite objections from a second archbishop.

And the top Vatican exorcist has admitted that the Vatican is saturated with evil spirits, demons and the King of Darkness himself.

Father Gabriele Amorth said people who are possessed by Satan vomit shards of glass and pieces of iron.

He added that the assault on Pope Benedict XVI on Christmas Eve by a mentally unstable woman and the sex abuse scandals which have engulfed the Church in the US, Ireland, Germany and other countries, were proof that the Anti-Christ was waging a war against the Holy See.

“The Devil resides in the Vatican and you can see the consequences,” said Father Amorth, 85, who has been the Holy See’s chief exorcist for 25 years.

“He can remain hidden, or speak in different languages, or even appear to be sympathetic. At times he makes fun of me. But I’m a man who is happy in his work.”

While there was “resistance and mistrust” towards the concept of exorcism among some Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI has no such doubts, Father Amorth said. “His Holiness believes wholeheartedly in the practice of exorcism. He has encouraged and praised our work,” he added.

Father Amorth, who claims to have performed 70,000 exorcisms. “When the possessed dribble and slobber, and need cleaning up, I do that too. Seeing people vomit doesn’t bother me. The exorcist has one principal duty – to free human beings from the fear of the Devil.”

This 85-year-old exorcist claims to have performed 70,000 exorcisms.  If you do the math that is roughly 3-4 exorcisms a day.  What is he exorcising?  Cats and dogs!

There are rumours that the Vatican is considering bringing in some highly professional demon busters from Tibet.  The world renown group goes by the title, The Demon Busting Buddha Troglodytes, or abbreviated DBBT.   If this squad can’t clean up the Vatican, nobody can.  And then the ostentatious palace of catholics will for all eternity be a playground for Lucifer and his minions.

Posted March 26, 2010 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Airplane movie Jive Dudes.   1 comment


 

First Jive Dude: Shiiiiit, maaaaan. That honky muf’ be messin’ mah old lady… got to be runnin’ cold upside down his head, you know?
Second Jive Dude: Hey home’, I can dig it. Know ain’t gonna lay no mo’ big rap up on you, man!
First Jive Dude: I say hey, sky… subba say I wan’ see…
Second Jive Dude: Uh-huh.
First Jive Dude: …pray to J I did the same ol’ same ol’!
Second Jive Dude: Hey… knock a self a pro, Slick! That gray matter backlot perform us DOWN, I take TCB-in’, man!
First Jive Dude: Hey, you know what they say: see a broad to get dat booty yak ’em…
First Jive Dude, Second Jive Dude: …leg ‘er down a smack ’em yak ’em!
First Jive Dude: COL’ got to be! Y’know? Shiiiiit.

Randy: Can I get you something?
Second Jive Dude: ‘S’mofo butter layin’ me to da’ BONE! Jackin’ me up… tight me!
Randy: I’m sorry, I don’t understand.
First Jive Dude: Cutty say ‘e can’t HANG!
Jive Lady: Oh stewardess! I speak jive.
Randy: Oh, good.
Jive Lady: He said that he’s in great pain and he wants to know if you can help him.
Randy: All right. Would you tell him to just relax and I’ll be back as soon as I can with some medicine?
Jive Lady: Jus’ hang loose, blood. She gonna catch ya up on da’ rebound on da’ med side.
Second Jive Dude: What it is, big mama? My mama no raise no dummies. I dug her rap!
Jive Lady: Cut me some slack, Jack! Chump don’ want no help, chump don’t GET da’ help!
First Jive Dude: Say ‘e can’t hang, say seven up!
Jive Lady: Jive ass dude don’t got no brains anyhow! Hmmph!

Posted March 23, 2010 by markosun in Uncategorized

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GangPeg: Winnipeg gang capital of Canada   4 comments


 Too many people in this city have too much free time on their hands.  Many young people from the inner city join gangs to get in on the drug profits.  Why toil away at a crappy job when you can get money from crime.  Lay around the house during the day and look for trouble at night. 

And make many babies.  Certain ethnic groups in Winnipeg have kid after kid so they can stay on welfare.  This way the females who are associated with the gangs can lay around the house all day and watch talk shows and soap operas with their gang banger boyfriends. 

There is no end in sight to the gang activity in Winnipeg.

By Bruce Owen
Winnipeg Free Press “Hey What Sup? I Live In Da Murder Cap Which Is Winnipeg, And Its Krazy Up In Dis Bitch! People Getting Killed Left And Right…..Sssshit. Oh Well Life Goes On”
—a post on Winnipeg Bebo profile

 Not for people like Nathan Starr, Elliott Flett and eight other young men. They are among the dead caught up in Winnipeg’s growing violence among warring street gangs.

 In Winnipeg, 10 homicides in the past 14 months have been traced either to gang-on-gang violence or people being in the wrong place at the wrong time, only to die at the hands of an alleged street-gang member or members.

 In three of the last four killings, no one has been charged, an indication perhaps that detectives have run up against the gang code of silence. In the most recent, dogs followed a scent trail to a house where police arrested suspects.

 Several of these victims are now eulogized on the World Wide Web by their gang cronies.

 Police are well aware that many of the gangsters they deal with in person have profiles on MySpace, Bebo and Facebook. These teenagers and men make no secret of their gang affiliation on their profiles. For example, a 22-year-old man lists himself as a “soldier” with the Zig Zag Crew on his Facebook profile. The ZZC is the puppet club of the Hells Angels.

 What’s causing concern now for police is the newer breed of street- gang members, the ones who come from different walks of life to uniformly adopt the slang and swagger of two well-entrenched American gangs, the Crips and Bloods.

 The Crips and Bloods have been at each other’s throats for decades. And if you believe the postings of self-proclaimed Winnipeg Crip and Blood gang members on their individual Bebo profiles, they still are.

What’s not known is how much of this ongoing war between the Crips and Bloods has filtered down to the streets of Winnipeg. These gang profiles are full of tough words and violent threats, but they are largely created by young kids who keep their identities anonymous. The question for police and others trying to keep a lid on gang activity is whether this online chest-thumping truly depicts the pecking order of street gangs in Winnipeg, and if it represents the violence we see on the street.

 “These kids and these groups are so out of control,” said Jeff Wilson of Winnipeg’s Paapiiwak anti-gang program. “You talk to some of these kids and ask, ‘What are your priorities?’ They have none.”

  • “16 Shots for My Neechis Sleepin n Den dats how catch them bitches Creepin cause dem neechis slip cause they aint G’s from dem streets”

 — a post on a Winnipeg gang member’s Bebo profile.

 Bebo is by far the most common social-networking site used by people aged 15 to 25 in Manitoba who claim a street-gang connection. The site was launched in 2005 and, according to Wikipedia, is now one of the top 100 English-language websites in the world.

 What’s tough to gauge is how accurate some of these profiles are. One Bebo profile exulting the Indian Posse street gang appears to be the work of a 12-year-old boy using his mother’s computer; she probably has no clue what her kid is up to.

 Other profiles appear genuine, like the one that features photos of the Native Syndicate street gang recently taken inside Stony Mountain Institution. One shows what appears to be the entire gang in the prison’s auditorium. Someone, apparently, smuggled a camera phone in and out of the prison.

 Native Syndicate and Indian Posse are two of the most firmly established gangs in Manitoba, having been around for more than a decade.

 In a report last year, the Criminal Intelligence Service of Canada said authorities had identified 25 street gangs, most concentrated in Winnipeg.

 “Gang members tend to use personal and family associations within their respective communities in order to cultivate and maintain criminal markets, such as supplying illicit drugs,” the report said.

 Many of the kids on Bebo — most are between 16 and 22 — profess to represent relatively new gangs in the city.

 The gangs they swear to live and die by are the Kingk Notorious Bloodz in the city’s North End and the West Syde Bloodz in the West End. There are also the Northside Kingz, which appear to be connected to the Native Syndicate. Another gang is Central, which is based in the inner city.

 Members have four things in common: an unswerving loyalty to their friends or “homies”; the generous use of foul language; a deep admiration of Tupac Shakur, the famous hip-hop performer who was shot dead in Las Vegas in 1996; and a twisted worship of Tony Montana, the lead character in the 1983 movie Scarface.

 There is also the unabashed copying of gang colours, hand signals and language from black American gangsters, chiefly the Crips and Bloods. The occasional self-professed “gang-banger” also emulates the gestures and signs of a third gang, the Central American-based Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13, considered one of the most violent gangs in the world.

 

Posted March 23, 2010 by markosun in Uncategorized

Ethnic groups of Canada   Leave a comment


Ethnicity   Combined
responses  
As single
response  
One of multiple
responses
per respondent  
       
English 5,978,875 1,479,525 4,499,355
French 4,668,410 1,060,760 3,607,655
Scottish 4,157,210 607,235 3,549,975
Irish 3,822,660 496,865 3,325,795
German 2,742,765 705,600 2,037,170
Italian 1,270,370 726,275 544,090
Chinese 1,094,700 936,210 158,490
Ukrainian 1,071,060 326,195 744,860
North American Indian 1,000,890 455,805 545,085
Dutch (Netherlands) 923,310 316,220 607,090
Polish 817,085 260,415 556,665
East Indian 713,330 581,665 131,665
Norwegian 363,760 47,230 316,530
Portuguese 357,690 252,835 104,855
Welsh 350,365 28,445 321,920
Jewish 348,605 186,475 162,130
Russian 337,960 70,895 267,070
Filipino 327,550 266,140 61,405
Métis 307,845 72,210 235,635
Swedish 282,760 30,440 252,325
Lebanese 270,000 60,874 178,967
Hungarian (Magyar) 267,255 91,800 175,455
American (USA) 250,005 25,205 224,805
Spanish 213,105 66,545 146,555
Jamaican 211,720 138,180 73,545
Danish 170,780 33,795 136,985
Vietnamese 151,410 119,120 32,290

Posted March 17, 2010 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Victory in Europe not the end of WWII for many U.S. troops   Leave a comment


When Nazi Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945 the Allied troops celebrated with great relief and joy.  But the celebrations eventually subsided as the plans for the invasion of Japan were being laid out. 

Many European based U.S. army soldiers almost went to mutiny as they argued they did their job by beating the Nazis.  And that the Pacific forces should undertake the Japanese invasion themselves.  First Army, which had pummeled its way from Normandy to the heart of Germany, and Eighth Air Force, based in England, would be on the way to the Pacific.  But morale was not good among veterans of the Ardennes, Guadalcanal, and other campaigns.  As James Jones later wrote: “What it must have been like to some old-timer buck sergeant . . . [knowing] that he very likely had survived this far only to fall dead in the dirt of
Japan’s Home Islands, hardly bears thinking about.”

Operation Downfall, as the Japanese Home Islands invasion was named, would be 5 times the size of the Normandy invasion.  25 U.S. divisions would be involved in the initial assault, 12 divisions participated in the Normandy landings.  And there would be an even bigger landing 3 months later on the Kanto plain south of Tokyo. 

Casualty estimates vary but most agree that at least 200,000 U.S. troops would have died.  Nearly a million would have been wounded.  The estimates for Japanese casualties was up to two million killed.  But this could have been much higher.

Fortunately this hellish event never had to take place, as the scientists came through and the war ended very unexpectedly.

Posted March 15, 2010 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Top secret U.S. carbon fiber bomb   1 comment


BLU-114/B “Blackout Bomb”

The U.S. has used this bomb to knock out power grids in Serbia and Iraq.  It is currently delivered by F-15 E Strike Eagles.

The BLU-114/B is a special-purpose munition for attacking electrical power infrastructure. Although very little is known about this highly classified weapon, reportedly it functions by dispensing a number of submunitions which in turn disperse large numbers of chemically treated carbon graphite filaments which short-circuit electrical power distribution equipment such as transformers and switching stations. The weapon is sometimes referred to as a “soft bomb” since its effects are largely confined to the targetted electrical power facility, with minimal risk of collateral damage.

This previously undisclosed weapon, carried by the F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter, was used for the first time on 02 May 1999 as part of Operation ALLIED FORCE strikes against Serbia. Following these attacks lights went out over 70 per cent of the country. The munition was subsequently used on the night of 07 May 1999 to counter Serbian efforts to restore damage caused by the initial attack.

Similar in concept to the “Kit-2” Tomahawk sea-launched cruise missile warhead used in the opening days of Operation DESERT STORM, few details of either weapons can be established on an unclassified basis. The missiles, packed with bomblets filled with small spools of carbon-fiber wire, deprived Iraq of 85% of its generating capacity. During the Gulf War Iraq responded to the use of this type of munition by disconnecting electrical power grid circuit breakers. Attacks on Iraqi power facilities shut down their effective operation and eventually collapsed the national power grid. Coalition planners in the theater initially directed that the switching system be targeted, rather than the generator halls. For the first three days, the ATO explicitly contained specific aimpoints for strikes against electrical production facilities. Subsequently the specific aimpoints were only sporadically included. When wing-level planners lacked specific guidance on which aimpoints to hit at electrical power plants, they sometimes chose to target generator halls, which are among the aimpoints listed in standard targeting manuals.

Posted March 12, 2010 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Very strange ocean fort   1 comment


In the 1840’s the United States built a very large brick fort practically in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico.  It’s called Fort Jefferson and is 90 miles west of Key West.  It is located on the most western Florida Key called Dry Tortugas.  It’s now a national park.

It was built to maintain an American presence in the Gulf and to scare off pirates.  During the Civil War it was mainly a prison.  But it looks to me like it would be one great place to set up some tents, crack open the beer and let the festivities begin.

Posted March 11, 2010 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Ten cities that face major earthquake hazard   3 comments


 

I’m glad I live in Manitoba.  I dislike blizzards and -30 wind chill.  But at least I don’t have to live with the threat of my apartment building shaking and collapsing on top of me.

Recent photo from Chile:

These are the top ten cities in the world that face the most serious threat from earthquakes.

San Francisco

More than any other U.S. city, San Francisco is known for major earthquakes, most famously the 1906 quake that caused a fire that destroyed much of the city. Later research into the earthquake led to the discovery of the San Andreas Fault. Frisco remains at high risk for a big one: Between now and 2032, there’s a 62 percent chance of a quake stronger than 6.6 on the Richter scale.

Istanbul

Situated on the North Anatolian fault line—one of the most active in the world—Istanbul has been on earthquake watch for years and is what The Guardian once called “a disaster waiting to happen.” With 15 million residents and 1.6 million buildings, Istanbul is a difficult city to prepare for this kind of disaster, but recently officials have tightened regulations on buildings, and the World Bank has donated millions to aid in preparatory measures. Studies by the U.S. Geological Survey found as much as a 70 percent chance of a major earthquake in the city within the next three decades.

Tokyo

The Great Kanto Quake that rocked Tokyo in 1923 still ranks as one of the world’s worst disasters of the 20th century. Fires spread across the city and took two days to extinguish because the quake had ruptured water lines. Scientists think there’s a 70 percent chance that in the coming decades another big earthquake will wreak havoc the capital of Japan—the most quake-prone country in the world. 

Los Angeles

Los Angeles also contains nearly 100 faults, and is one of the major cities along the San Andreas Fault Zone, which moves two inches per year. The most recent significant earthquake in L.A.’s history occurred in 1994, was 6.7 in magnitude, and was “the costliest U.S. earthquake since 1906.” The city is expected to experience at least one earthquake a year of magnitude 5.0 or greater, scientists say.

Tehran

Scientists estimate that a major earthquake could kill as many as a million people in Tehran, making it one of the most vulnerable cities to an earthquake in the world. Home to 8.5 million inhabitants and an unstable government, the metropolis lies on at least a hundred different fault lines, such a dangerous location that some have argued that Iran should pack up and move its entire capital city to a safer spot.

Manilla

A recent study found that Manila is at greater risk for an earthquake than was previously thought, and last year, a U.N. official made his concern apparent. “You’re gonna have 16,000 buildings destroyed. You’re gonna have…150,000 who are injured,” the head of the U.N.’s Emergency Services Branch told the BBC, predicting an imminent quake of between 7.0 and 8.0 magnitude in this city of 18 million. A colleague echoed his concern.“The big earthquake is certainly coming. The question is when? No one can tell. It can happen today, tomorrow, or next year. But certainly there will be an earthquake.

Mexico City

Haiti’s recent earthquake drew many comparisons to the one that struck Mexico City in 1985. The massive metropolitan area is home to over 21 million people, and the city itself was built on a dried-up lake bed, making the ground underneath like “a huge bowl of gelatin,” according to one researcher. Ominously, on the Earthquake Disaster Risk Index, Mexico City sits just higher than Santiago, Chile.

Quito

Geohazards International conducted an exhaustive study of what would happen to Ecuador’s capital city in the days and weeks following a major earthquake. It predicted severe structural damage due to the “vulnerable adobe” buildings, landslides that bury people and render roads impassable, a breakdown of the city’s water supply, sewage flooding the streets, and thousands of homeless people dying of exposure in the first night after the quake. “Human casualties would be substantial,” the hypothetical scenario states.

Anchorage

The Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission says the 49th state is one of the most earthquake-prone areas in the world, and its largest city gets hit by a moderate tremor most years. The last one to do major damage was on Good Friday in 1964, and, at 9.2 on the Richter scale, it remains the strongest to afflict North America to date. Since then, Alaska’s population has more than doubled, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates that “with the present infrastructure and policies, Alaska will have the second highest… earthquake-loss ratio in the country.”  

Kathmandu

This Nepalese city is especially vulnerable thanks to its haphazardly constructed homes built with reinforced concrete and filled in with masonry. Experts have warned for years about Kathmandu’s lack of earthquake preparation, the danger intensified by its dense population. The last major quake happened in 1934, when nearly 17,000 city residents died in a minute

Posted March 2, 2010 by markosun in Uncategorized

Hockey mask blast from the past   1 comment


Keeping with a hockey theme since the thrill of the Olympic gold medal win hasn’t subsided yet.  Here are some NHL and WHA goalie masks from the seventies and eighties.  In those days hockey goalie masks were completely original and unique.  It was a time when masks were still being developed and tweaked.  After all goalies didn’t where masks right up into the 1970’s.

But as more players started using hockey sticks with curved blades and the pucks were being shot harder and higher, the goalies decided that they wanted to keep their vision, noses and teeth intact.  And the evolution of the hockey mask began.

Today the NHL goalie mask is generic.  They are all constructed similarly and basically look the same.  As Roberto Luongo’s masks show.

Here is an early mask from the seventies worn by legendary goalie Glenn Hall.  It looks pretty primitive.  And the next one is a WHA mask worn by Calgary Cowboys goalie Don McLeod.  McLeod was one of the few goalies who used a curved blade goalie stick.  He once shot the puck from his crease at the old Winnipeg arena and hit the score clock hanging above centre ice.

The next pictures are of masks from the 70’s and 80’s.

This is Bernie Parent’s mask when he was with the Philadelphia Blazers of the WHA.

Gilles Gratton who played goal for the Rangers in the 80’s actually wore this mask.

Jacques Plante.

Terry Sawchuk.

Some characters that didn’t play hockey wore goalie masks.

Posted March 2, 2010 by markosun in Uncategorized

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