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Hope and Change and the Truth.

Posted in Blogroll, Uncategorized on January 11, 2012 by activeinspiration

Obama might have promised hope and change, but like a tetnaus shot he showed us what we hope for and how we need to change.

Rom 8:28 We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.

Social Media with People and their excuses, like “its complicated”

Posted in Blogroll, http://setapart.wordpress.com/, http:mindworthy.mypodcast.com, kendrajoy87, Uncategorized on September 21, 2011 by activeinspiration

We humans always have a plan or an end game in play.  There is always a reason for what we either are about to do or are doing.  We see this even more clearly as social media continues to evolve into who knows what.  I imagine in time, if not already, social media will have a resemblance to our experience as humans.  The challenge is, will we be able to keep up with all of the images, or portrayals of ourselves we produce attempting to accomplish the satisfaction of our own desires.

In the past when all we had, was basically written or verbal communication, by letter or phone. Where the “gift of gab” so to speak, was the art of accomplishing our end game.  The beauty of discovering the truth then and now is still observation of actions and remembering what has been said.  With social media documentation has improved.  We see this in all of those who have suffered old stuff about them gone viral on the net from what was said either written or in video or photos.   I think people will have to adapt, to protect themselves much better in the future.  But what about when your young?  That’s where the true danger is, be careful young people, what you say or do could come back to bite you where it hurts when your older.

My daughter who asked a question on a social medium of which I don’t remember verbatim, partly because its true, and to protect her anonymity.  Asked what it meant when someone used the phrase “What do people mean when they answer its “complicated”.  Here is my answer:

People don’t want to answer by saying its complicated.  People walk around like they are carrying a projector screen saying look at the screen that’s me.  They don’t want anyone to see who they really are, they prefer to present an image they can manage.  Thus the end game.  Figuring this out requires one to go for the ride for a while to see just what their motivation truly is. Being one who believes the Truth of God allows me to shed the skin of worldly pride and live trying to be honest about who I am and to others.

Being a Christian, I enjoy God’s Word, the Bible in how it works on me and helps me to become who God created me to be.  Anything else is to settle for second best, I don’t want to live an inferior life, rather than the one God has given me, and I find it difficult to understand why anyone else would.  My advise is to simply pick up the Bible and read, and while you’re reading, talk to God, and then keep reading to see what His answer is.

Is Apple a falling Star?

Posted in Blogroll, http://setapart.wordpress.com/, http:mindworthy.mypodcast.com, kendrajoy87, Uncategorized on September 2, 2011 by activeinspiration

I’ve been seeing for about a month or two the lack of the normal leaks and energy associated with the up coming announcement of this years Apple upgrades.   In a short while I believe Apple will evidence their own slump in sales and the first confirmation will be the iPhone 5 sales.  Apple has hinted that they are planning on selling one iPhone 5 to three iPhone 4’s. I would attribute this to the public’s comfort-ability with 3G.   Of course one must ask what happens with their new tablet.  Which if they want to keep their lead should be a quad-core.  If they choose to stay with the pack, then they become just another one of the tablets.  If they do go with the quad-core their challenge is to maintain their price structure.  An increase means further decrease in sales, unless Apple has yet something else new and exciting up their sleeve.

After Hp unloaded their tab’s, the market realized that price has been the reason for stagnation, not competition, or their OS.  Hp might have something here, if they can make up their loss from the tab’s on apps and accessories etc, they might want to go home and rethink themselves.

I’ve heard all the hubbub over Mr. Jobs resigning, and yes I can go with the health issue but, its interesting the timing is when he is building their massive new campus in Cupertino Ca.  One could think his priorities have shifted towards his legacy rather than the company’s continued success.  One good thing is the apprentice has had some good on the job training.   So in closing, being that I don’t prefer Apple products, for several reasons, I do enjoy watching Apple and their success.  I am of late a bit concerned  about that so with a final ado, all hail the Emperor whose time now is spent building the death star in Cupertino Ca., isheep and clones are rallying to this event.

This diagram is courtesy of the Mac Observer a diagram of the spaceship: – http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/calculating_the_size_of_apples_spaceship_hq/

A beacon that provides for the needs of the people.

Posted in Blogroll, http://setapart.wordpress.com/, http:mindworthy.mypodcast.com, kendrajoy87, Uncategorized on November 17, 2008 by activeinspiration

With the information age one of the byproducts rising to dominance is also the propaganda age. Not like in the cold war between countries, but between governments and individuals, between political movements and groups and agenda’s. 

We are no longer allowed the luxury of assumed truth.  Truth is a luxury like gold, that must be dug up from an earth of slander and misdirection.  From the claim found in the mountainous territory of liquid information.

But one of the benefits of this information age is the ability to seek out the truth. Not just simple relative truth, but absolute truth.  Not on a corporate level but on an individual level of effort.  Which is becoming the right and responsibility hopefully, of the individual.  Truth is still available to the individual if one will search and dig for it with diligence. 

Gone are the days of blind faith and trust. With so many players on the field, accountability is a luxury that accompanied honor, which has been replaced by deception and foolishness.

Honor and accountability? Is a fleeting character of truth looking for the shinning light.  My hope is that Honor and accountability will become that unusual beacon of the light of Truth that everyone is drawn to in times of despair and uncertainty. A beacon that provides for the needs of the people.  That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcome it.  Gospel of John 1:5 (CSB)

Bill Collier

http://mindworthy.mypodcast.com

Vending machines dispense pot in LA – Yahoo! News

Posted in Blogroll, http://setapart.wordpress.com/, kendrajoy87, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2008 by activeinspiration

Well, this eliminates the “Dealer”!  More seriously, I understand that there are situations when Marijuana or Pot use helps alleviate symptoms suffered in certain illnesses, and that’s fine.  I don’t think anyone would disagree with pot being used there.

The problem that I am seeing is all of the sudden the list of sufferings by patients is forever growing.  For example in this very article one person who is taking the drug for anger management totally surprised me.  You might ask why, since anyone who has ever used pot for recreational purposes knows this drug basically makes you totally passive.  You would say its perfect for anger management. 

Well the problem with pot is the addiction isn’t so much a physical addiction as it is a psychological addiction, and when you quit as I did from a two to three ounce usage per month addiction for years.  The first thing you encounter is a very increased anger level.  So using it for anger management is basically taking someone who has a problem and adding gas to the flame.  Now you have just created a monster.  

That is the problem with this idea of prescribed use of pot.  Any reason to use is appearing on the list.  Yes I know that we live in a medicated society, when you consider pot, and all of the other drugs, legal or not, and then you mustn’t forget alcoholic beverages,  and this new stuff called designer drugs such as ecstasy and such.  America is medicated!

Because of all of this, has anyone ever considered just what the ramifications are to our society, to the human race?  How much dose it contribute to incest, birth defects, crime, physiological dysfunction in the populous, and finally the ultimate conclusion, death.  Where would we, the human race be, if we weren’t inhibited by all of this unnecessary  pollution, can you imagine?

R. William Collier

http://mindworthy.mypodcast.com    

Vending machines dispense pot in LA – Yahoo! News

The Computer, The Internet, and the Cell Phone, Can these three be ONE?

Posted in Uncategorized on January 6, 2008 by activeinspiration

When I step back and take a look at the last twenty years of the evolution of the Internet, it is absolutely amazing.  This modern day phenomenon of American creativity  is one of its very best creations.  To me it reflects the unification of the world, a sense of unity never before seen in history since the tower of Babel, (if you don’t know the story its in the Bible).

These Mega companies such as Google and Microsoft and a slew of others, really too many to name.  The billionaires it has produced like the Google boys and Bill Gates and the list goes on and on.  The whole thing is beyond conception.  Well at this stage of evolution I must confess I am a bit frustrated as a user of the computer, the cell phone, and the Internet, and also I guess, the Wireless Applied Protocol.  My hope is that Google is moving to better unite these three, which as of yet are either bogged down with a lot of useless additional processes, or multiple programs such as messenger’s needed on my computer just to keep in touch with my people.

For example if you are like me, I actually have the MSN Messenger, the Yahoo Messenger, yes Aim and Google Talk too.  This is ridiculous, but I like MSN for its versatility, Yahoo because I can play music and shrink it to my desktop, and it works together with MSN now.  Aim has XM radio and it works with Google Talk on my Firefox browser.  No I don’t believe I should pay for radio when I pay for my ISP, that would just be one more program and process my computer must tolerate. 

Of course maybe this is to say before connecting these three together maybe we should work on the Internet and the computer before we even consider going near the cell phone.  If these four companies could possible meet on the common ground of producing one messenger that incorporated the characteristics of all four I would be eternally thankful.  Wow could you imagine if they could do the same with one Browser, better yet why do we even need a browser or messenger if we had only one.  Well I tried, but if we are going to have all three of these mediums working synergistically, I believe it will take a lot more compatibility than presently exists, the future demands it, and it is the only way to move with social change and popularity.  Does Google have what it takes?  Are the Cell Companies willing?  Can the fat cats share the success?  Can We all get along?

R. William Collier

Is Google’s future in question?

Posted in Uncategorized on January 2, 2008 by activeinspiration

Google is the breath of new life on the net, and continues to be so even into this new year.  But what is Google going to do next?  I don’t mean all of the wonderful software and all of the online applications.  I can’t believe that this company is settled with all of these distractions.  None of these even come close to their success as the search giant.

Maybe from the inside of Google there is a hunger for a new product, maybe something on the same level or in the same field as their search products.  Just what could that be?  I think this is the question that is racking the brains of all of the suits in the company these days.  Maybe because Google is now established itself and that’s all they are capable of doing.  All that is left is to be another Microsoft and begin churning out a bunch of products.

Unfortunately, if this is the case, Google will be like the turtle catching up to the hare.  Microsoft did the same thing years ago using their product sales to finance where they are now, and as of now has refined their products to the point that many industries are quite dependant on their products, which basically are the only logical choice they have. 

The question remains, can Google weather the chase, or do they need to?  I can’t help but see if they continue to travel on this course that sooner or later it will begin to eat away at their financial position they hold today.  Again the question is what does the future hold?  Not only for Google, but for the entire industry.  I believe the one who can see even beyond the centralization of the cell phone and its many applications or maybe in which direction society will shift, is the one who will have the next big idea for Google.  But wait, is Microsoft there already?

R. William Collier