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1284) Published: Short Story: The Green MEV of the Eve-Meme of Zorgagon/Zorabsbon! June 19, 2010

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1284) Published: Short Story: The Green MEV of the Eve-Meme of Zorabsbon/Zorgagon!

Captain Mav McMucklemass in his dark Green MEV (Martian Excursion Vehicle) with double thin magenta stripes around its caboudle sees two big firey Boggies and Furrballs coming at him head to head, and a quick 5 step to the port, causing gross temporal distortion of leglessness, is followed closely, by a barrage of misty marshmarrow discumbers entailing an even more nifty 9 step to starboard, at which the serpentine rock mamba, ceases miraculously to be, and dematerializes into a vague aperration of faint purple haze, which, assimilated quickly into the Solarian Air, dissipates and makes its mark on the conglomerated wholeness, devoting and submitting its particular maptapeal to the totality of Planet Zorabsbon. Depp Charged Joy! exclaims the watching monitoring UNiprofessional Scannertomin-powered Super-Computer Thingy. Its report up to the Bostick Satation, is most satisfactory, and another chalked up success is added to the tally, of unity-building unit functions that prosper every citizen hubeanism living in the cities dotted around the girth of Zorabsbon.

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1283) Published: SU: Ted “Superted” Spoiler June 19, 2010

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1283) Ted “Superted” Spoiler
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Allegedly, Ted Spoiler had baked in the Sun
and was bronzed into a deep, rich, brown, bun
he was one who had been baked earlier
and how now he was about to be baked anew
yet again, again
into buns and buns and buns
and this was a “veritable bun factory of self-replicating buns”
this was NOT a cantankerous growth
but a veritable cornucopia of cheesy comestibles
for the eshuriant and the peckish alike
Buns for all, even for the rich in coinage
as well as the rich in spirit
who despite their dearth of white goods, and consumer electrical gadgets
were saying over and over and over
until the coinage was veritably won over to the side of mirth
and all were telling each other
the story of the Day
that “I was laughin’, and she was laughin’, and he was laughin’, and we was all laughin’
and NOBODY had ANY socks to his name
running around, not butt naked,
but footloose and fancy-free
but were all stuffed to the gunnels in every pocket
and even in the side pockets
and in the even pockets of St. Stephen Hymnull
were socks of every hue stuffed
with socks that had been putty in the hands of plasterers
in the habit which was difficult and hard to break
in making everyone veritably paralytic with hysterical, uncontrollable laughter.
Anyway, back to the buns business
where baked bread of every strand of light, fluffy baking
with no artifice, no synthesis, no lean manufacture
except the patter of little, naked feet
puddling the dough with merriment and unlycheeshoushly gay abandon,
until the dough had been puttied away to such a state of excellence
that the resulting buns were SO “Kheili Khoshmazeh”
that the whole world PNEU the value and superb, supreme crustiness
of this new brand of super-bun.
The whole world was bunnified intio a state of totally united
bunniness
and the people
saw a few of the doctors and nurses
the ones who weren’t beaming from head to football stadium
with a sunshine wall of irrepressible mirth
in this state of ultimately deep joy
and giggling unfettered-like
by dacorum and proprietus
frowning with a slight note of suspicion
that these people
had found the plot of earth
within dwelt the Sillyurian sagas
of lizard-like chameaLEONS, saying over and over
to everyone Tom, Dick and Harriet
“Okay! Okay! Okay! Awl Correct! Awl Correct! Awl Correct! Right Right! Right!
the people of the words
who recognized the hat which
glistened and sparkled
with that magical mercurial light
that sun-drenched honey-dew sunbeam-imbued
cloud of fuzziness
that was the ubiquitous emanation
from the darkless cracks in the midst of the space/time continuum
and was sheding its lustre and dazzling brilliance
into the souls of all the crazy froglike speeders
in all the dual carriage-ways
that possessed in their midst a central reservation
wherein used to live the remant
of the saints in their now recycled cardboard boxes
with which all around now paid to Gaia all the bourbon tax
she required to turn the Earth
into a veritably able Paradise of Paradises
for the praise of the Goddish Glory of The Force of Beauty and Light
which had come from the Questionable continuum
which was nhappoy and content
to answer every question and prayer
sent its way
to bring buns to bears.
The bears were no longer at all sore
and lived amongst Rose’s Banana flowers
and feasted on petals
like innocent aye-ayes all knowers and loafers
bush babies galore
and they all lived happily ever after.
And in the corner, free as a bird on an impregnable perch
sat a rabbit, who said, sheepishly, with a half-mulched carrot
under its powerful canines
“Neh, wat’s up duck? Can’t you quack up like we do
all the time, while we are not baking buns?”

1281) Published: SU (Status Update): Chilly Robots and Hot People. June 17, 2010

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1281) Chilly Robots and Hot People.

Is it just my imagination, or is the global brain beginning to seize up for want of computing capacity? Facebook is rapidly losing speed, Yahoo seemed to have stopped dead in its tracks and given up the Holy Ghost, and I haven’t yet got round tuit as far as Hotmail is concerned. Twitter seems strangely silent, (Has silence fallen as predicted in episode 5:11 of “The New Chronicles of the Galley Freeing Physician) better known as Dr Who”. Who knows what will happen at maybe 18:20 or 19:00 on Saturday, 19th June 2010 AD? What will happen, or Rot will happen? Just Who IS writing the Future? If its Rot, I expect the Rotmeister General or rather the Secretary General will know Rot to do, or hopefully What to do. Better W than R, if you ask me! WWW is better than RRR. The World Web Web is better than Reading Righting and Rythmatic. He da Man! He Ban Ki Moon! And the key Moon is who? Keith Moon? But he’s dead, Jim! If Ban Ki Moon is unable to figure out the Way Forward, maybe the Universal House of Justice can deliver the goods? Is there any other way?  What could it possibly be. There is no other refuge for a tottering civilization:-

“1070. The Universal House of Justice is the “Last Refuge of a Tottering Civilization”

“The Universal House of Justice, which the Guardian said would be regarded by posterity as ‘the last refuge of a tottering civilization’ is now, in the absence of the Guardian, the sole infallibly guided institution in the world to which all must turn, and on it rests the responsibility for ensuring the unity and progress of the Cause of God in accordance with the revealed Word. There are statements from the Master and the Guardian indicating that the Universal House of Justice, in addition to being the Highest Legislative Body of the Faith, is also the body to which all must turn, and is the ‘apex’ of the Bahá’í Administrative Order, as well as the ‘supreme organ of the Bahá’í Commonwealth ‘. The Guardian has in his writings specified for the House of Justice such fundamental functions as the formulation of future worldwide teaching plans, the conduct of the administrative affairs of the Faith, and the guidance, organisation and unification of the affairs of the Cause throughout the world. Furthermore in ‘God Passes By’ the Guardian makes the following statement: ‘The Kitáb-i-Aqdas … not only preserves for posterity the basic laws and ordinances on which the fabric of His future World Order must rest, but ordain, in addition to the function of interpretation which it confers upon His Successor, the necessary institutions through which the integrity and unity of His Faith can alone safeguard.’ He has also, in ‘The Dispensation of Bahá’u’lláh ‘ written that the members of the Universal House of Justice ‘and not the body of those who either directly or indirectly elect them, have thus been made the recipients of the divine guidance which is at once the life-blood and ultimate safeguard of this Revelation’.”

(Compilations, “Lights of Guidance”, p. 318)

(From a letter of the Universal House of Justice to as individual believer, May 27, 1966)

1280) Published: Facebook: Episode 5:11. June 15, 2010

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1280) Episode 5:11.
The Lodger

Pete Baldwin 1968 + 42 = 2010. In “1984”, in 1968, Colchester, not Chelmsford is “dealt with”. In 2010, episode 5,11 of The Doctor, is set in Colchester. Watch and learn!

11 hours before when? Maybe approximately 11 hours before 02:43 which was 03:00 am last night on Monday morning, 14th June 2010 AD

Pete Baldwin

Pete Baldwin

“Craig Rocks!” “Viva Craig!”
Yesterday at 11:18am
Yes, Who on Earth, or Gallifrey wears a bow-tie, for heaven’s sake?
Yesterday at 11:22am

That house in Colchester reminds me of 19 Bockhampton Road, Kingston from 1957 to 1960 and 19 Harold Street, Hereford from 1976 to c.1978.
Yesterday at 11:24am
Rotmeister to Pondlife, Rotmeister to Pondlife, “Are you receiving me?”
Yesterday at 11:26am

He plays good footie for a 900 year-old!
Yesterday at 11:34am
All the Nine’s 99; Revolutions, Dreams, cornet with a stick of chocolate, the Works!
Yesterday at 11:36am
All the Five’s 55! Janice Nicholls from Brumigen, !”I’ll give it 5!” “The Fifth Element!”
Where do they all come from? Zeta Reticuli 3? Arcturus 5? And as for the Humarns (Ferengi speak), Mars!
Yesterday at 11:40am
B2 + H6 + A1 = 9; B2 + A1 +B2 = 5!
Yesterday at 11:42am

“reconnecting all the electrics into a real mess”? says The Doctor? “6 billion people watching U2 at work”? says the Doctor?
Yesterday at 11:50am

What IS the Point of London? Arnos Grove? Rutland Gate? The Knights of the Round Table? And the Point of Paris? Thomas Breakwell, perhaps?
Yesterday at 11:52am

The Doctor says, “Well, perhaps that’s you then. Perhaps you’ll just have to stay here, SECURE, and a little bit MISERABLE till the day you drop.” Drop what? A Clanger by Oliver Postgate?  Oh, I see, Billy Goat from Microsoft, whoops!
Yesterday at 11:58am

So WHAT IS in No 56, above me in No 48? Probably absolutely nothing at all, and if I turn my (perception) filter, OFF, then I will probably perceive that ANY alien manifestation of untoward influence is absolutely NON existent in No 56. In other words, there is NOTHING to worry about. Or put another way, all we have to worry about is NOTHING, or “dieing to self, that HE may live eternally” in our hearts.
Yesterday at 12:01pm
Is it good here? Its okay, but the tea and coffee making facilities here leave much to be desired! There’s NEVER any milk, sugar OR bikkies! Its outrageous!
Yesterday at 12:03pm

God forbid that “Pondlife” should enter the TPV and die to self, that He might eternally live in her! International Rescue? Hologram? I don’t believe it!
Yesterday at 12:11pm
SLCC
Mr. Baldwin, You are Cool…., ;-)….,
Yesterday at 1:11pm

Joke: “Why has The Doctor got egg on his face?” “Because he eats a lot of eggs like “Mr Strong” in the “Mr Men” series, AND her’s a “messy eater”!
32 minutes ago
An extra “R” for what? Ask the androids in “AI” starring Jude Law and Haley Joel Osment. “Open wide!”
19 minutes ago

“AI” = Artificial Intelligence AND Amnesty International. “The Secret Policeman’s Ball”. “What’s it like?” “That’s a matter entirely for you” “You were lucky!” “What a waste of human life?” “Eshuriant?” “Yes, a bit peckish, like!”
about an hour ago

“Pondlife” equals someone so savvy, streetwise, and clever by half, that she can easily translate material from one side of the Atlantic to the other enabling a dialogue to occur, by which each side can learn the insights and wisdom of the other, without cultural misunderstandings and “hurt feelings”. THIS is beyond the Doctor, but a piece of cake for Amelia (Amy) Pond, on which we all depend.
20 minutes ago

“Rotmeister”, Pete? Well it (rot that is) DOES start higher up at the top on a floor above.”67. O CHILDREN OF FANCY! Know, verily, that while the radiant dawn breaketh above the horizon of eternal holiness, the satanic secrets and deeds done in the gloom of night shall be laid bare and manifest before the peoples of the world.” (Baha’u’llah, The Persian Hidden Words)
a few seconds ago
12 minutes ago

1279) Published: Facebook: Viral Meme June 14, 2010

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1279) Viral Meme

Pete Baldwin wonders what Richard Dawkins and Philip Pullman would advocate if a beneficial moderate liberal spitritual religious “meme” “went viral” in London? Bring in the US military as in “28 days later” and “28 weeks later”? I hope not!

26 minutes ago · ·

Pete Baldwin

Pete Baldwin

And what about America? If a similar viral meme spread like wildfire in New York, who’s gonna save the day? Will Smith, are you gonna “play the man” and become a “Legend”, and people would say for centuries, “He da man!”
22 minutes ago ·
Pete Baldwin

Pete Baldwin

“Quaid, hurry up and start that damn reactor; the people are suffocating around here! They need AIR! What you can’t find it? Think, man, think! Time is short and there’s no room left for vacillation!”
19 minutes ago ·
Pete Baldwin

Pete Baldwin

“What, the NHS wants you to go back to being Hauser? Yeah, like you’re going to agree to that, without a fight! What, the gloves are off? Okay, can you make a fist, like Mary Connell in “Dances with Wolves”? You can? Good, that’s the Spirit!
16 minutes ago ·
Pete Baldwin

Pete Baldwin

Kevin Costner, can you make the US Cavalry see sense? What, they’re not worth talking to? What, even in Lakota? What, they don’t understand Lakota? They’re not multi-lingual? They’re completely ethno-centric? More the fool them!
13 minutes ago ·
Pete Baldwin

Pete Baldwin

So, L Ron, what do you suggest? Use Harriers? What, British forces? Are you mad? Or could you mean Canadian? Or “Commonwealth”? Seems unlikely, don’t you think? Oh, not Harriers, but harriers! It was an “analogy”! Silly me!
11 minutes ago ·
Pete Baldwin

Pete Baldwin

What harriers do you mean? Naom Chomsky, David Icke, John Lennon, Alex Jones, G Edward Griffin, Michel Chossudovsky, Michael Moore, John Pilger, John Simpson, Jeremy Bowen? Now you’re talking! They may be dreamers, but they’re not the only ones!
8 minutes ago ·
Pete Baldwin

Pete Baldwin

What weapons of intellect raining down inspiration onto American cities? S’good! Whole populations waking up in their millions? S’very good! The Fed (Res) might not like it, though? What, “face, bothered, though?”
6 minutes ago ·
Pete Baldwin

Pete Baldwin

And George 3rd in his grave, asks, “What, what?”
5 minutes ago ·
Pete Baldwin

Pete Baldwin

Power to the people? Well, power to the Senate, Congress and President would be a good start!
3 minutes ago ·
Pete Baldwin

Pete Baldwin

Maybe Channel 4’s “Dispatches” should do a documentary on the Senate and Congress!
2 minutes ago ·
Pete Baldwin

Pete Baldwin

Could I have some feedback, please? Are you receiving me, 277?
about a minute ago ·
Pete Baldwin

Pete Baldwin

Am I just talking to myself? Is there anybody out there?
a few seconds ago ·

1278) Published: Journal: Breezes of Confirmation June 10, 2010

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1278) Breezes of Confirmation
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1) Commanding Scripture
2) Compelling Spirit
3) Common Sense
4) Counsel of the Saints
5) Circumstantial Signs
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(6) Creation Splendor)
(7) Celestial Superstar)
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1) Commanding Scripture

From being a “believer” to becoming a “follower”,

10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (King James Bible, John)

“paragraph 4: Say: From My laws the sweet-smelling savour of My garment can be smelled, and by their aid the standards of Victory will be planted upon the highest peaks. The Tongue of My power hath, from the heaven of My omnipotent glory, addressed to My creation these words: “Observe My commandments, for the love of My beauty.” Happy is the lover that hath inhaled the divine fragrance of his Best-Beloved from these words, laden with the perfume of a grace which no tongue can describe. By My life! He who hath drunk the choice wine of fairness from the hands of My bountiful favor will circle around My commandments that shine above the Dayspring of My creation.” (Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 20)

“10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 10:26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
10:28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? 10:30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
10:31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 10:32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 10:35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 10:36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 10:37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise. (Luke, King James Bible)

“20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
20:13 Thou shalt not kill. 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 20:15 Thou shalt not steal. 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. (King James Bible, Exodus)

“5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” (Matthew, King James Bible).

2) Compelling Spirit

2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: (King James Bible, Acts)

3) Common Sense

Intelligence, rationality, logic, reason, intellect, are all a factor in how we assess how to serve Him in our lives.

“God’s greatest gift to man is that of intellect, or understanding.” (‘Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 41)

“Intellect is good but if it is not the servant of the heart it is of no avail.” (‘Abdu’l-Baha, reportedly to William Randall in the USA in 1912)

“Within this creative process, it is possible to achieve an essential harmony between faith and reason through an approach to education that encourages the free investigation of all reality and trains minds to recognize truth, irrespective of its origin.” (Baha’i International Community, 1989 Jan 02, Position Statement on Education)

“Within this creative process, it is possible to achieve an essential harmony between faith and reason through an approach to education that encourages the free investigation of all reality and trains minds to recognize truth, irrespective of its origin.” (Baha’i International Community, 1989 Jan 02, Position Statement on Education)

“The Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh gives rise to a Bahá’í community which will increasingly become known for its fostering of creative development and for its encouragement of individual expression. The Covenant also provides guiding principles by which a Bahá’í scholar can exemplify that harmony of faith and reason which is a hallmark of the Bahá’í Dispensation.” (International Teaching Centre, 1984 Aug 09, Baha’i Scholarship)

“paragraph 15: If, therefore, humanity has come to a point of paralyzing conflict it must look to itself, to its own negligence, to the siren voices to which it has listened, for the source of the misunderstandings and confusion perpetrated in the name of religion. Those who have held blindly and selfishly to their particular orthodoxies, who have imposed on their votaries erroneous and conflicting interpretations of the pronouncements of the Prophets of God, bear heavy responsibility for this confusion — a confusion compounded by the artificial barriers erected between faith and reason, science and religion. For from a fair-minded examination of the actual utterances of the Founders of the great religions, and of the social milieus in which they were obliged to carry out their missions, there is nothing to support the contentions and prejudices deranging the religious communities of mankind and therefore all human affairs.” (The Universal House of Justice, 1985 Oct, The Promise of World Peace)

“The openness with which He was met permitted ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to proclaim unambiguously the social principles of the new Revelation. Shoghi Effendi has summed up the truths thus presented: “The independent search after truth, unfettered by superstition or tradition; the oneness of the entire human race, the pivotal principle and fundamental doctrine of the Faith; the basic unity of all religions; the condemnation of all forms of prejudice, whether religious, racial, class or national; the harmony which must exist between religion and science; the equality of men and women, the two wings on which the bird of human kind is able to soar; the introduction of compulsory education; the adoption of a universal auxiliary language; the abolition of the extremes of wealth and poverty; the institution of a world tribunal for the adjudication of disputes between nations; the exaltation of work, performed in the spirit of service, to the rank of worship; the glorification of justice as the ruling principle in human society, and of religion as a bulwark for the protection of all peoples and nations; and the establishment of a permanent and universal peace as the supreme goal of all mankind — these stand out as the essential elements of that Divine polity which He proclaimed to leaders of public thought as well as to the masses at large in the course of these missionary journeys.”” (Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By, p. 281) (Commissioned by The Universal House of Justice, Century of Light, p. 21)

4) Counsel of the Saints
Not long ago this most sublime Word was revealed in the Crimson Book by the All-Glorious Pen: ‘The heaven of divine wisdom is illumined with two luminaries: consultation and compassion’. Please God, everyone may be enabled to observe this weighty and blessed word.
(Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 242)
5) Circumstantial Signs

12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. (King James Bible, Proverbs)

15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. (King James Bible, Proverbs)

20:18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war. (King James Bible, Proverbs)

1276) Published: Status Update: Current Issues and their Reasons. June 10, 2010

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Typed and written 18:11, Thursday, 10th June 2010 AD
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1276) Current Issues and their Reasons
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1) Dealing with people
1a) Men dis-empowering me psychologically
1b) Women manipulating me through dishonest flirting etc
2) Theology
2a) Cementing “One Common Faith”  by learning about the Gospel and Islam
2b) Striving to apply Baha’i to my life more adequately
2bi) Clearing up flat for devotionals
3) Employment and Training
3a) Pursue a TEFL CELTA certificate p/t in September
3ai) Do the homework to learn from old TEFL textbooks
3b) Consider renewing Beginners Chinese in September with Adult Learning
3c) Read Shaw Trust material and carry out its Action Plan
3d) Pigeon-Hole and Ring-Fence time evry day for Job Search
4) Polish, improve and hone organization
4a) Improve GUR and GBRs
4a1) Trim both to take up less time, eg, do FB only once a day
4b) Start on HA
5) Medicine and Psychology
5a) Await decision from NHS Talking Space
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Isn’t that enough to be going on with, why try to think of more?

1277) Published: Short Story: The Pete-in-the-Box v2 June 9, 2010

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V1 (1273) Typed and posted 21:19, Sunday, 30th May 2010 AD
V2 (1277) Edited and adapted from V1 09:33, Wednesday, 9th June 2010 AD
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1277) The Pete-in-the-Box

Once upon a time, on a far off planet, long ago, in a galaxy, far, far away, there was a small kingdom in an island off the coast of a medium-sized continent, full of little people with big ideas about being “organized”. They all behaved a bit like soldiers, or a bit like  faithful servants of their royal Queen, and were all utterly loyal in doing as they were told, and as they were expected, and were VERY well-behaved (most of the time). They were model citizens, and their little nation was very orderly and smoothly-run. In one family, in this little nation, they were all very well-behaved, except one. There’s ALWAYS one! He TRIED to be well-behaved, but failed, time and time again. Every time he failed to be well-behaved, and lost control, or misbehaved, or just didn’t do what he was expected to do, or didn’t think what he was taught to think, or didn’t feel was he was told to feel, he’d get into awful trouble, and the consequences of this became worse and worse and worse. He was called Pete, surprisingly. Sometimes, he daydreamed daydreams of a different world, that he only read about, or saw on television, and dreamed his dreams, of a world where people behaved differently, thought differently and felt differently, with idealistic altruism and belief in the brotherhood of all mankind, and not pragmatic expediency and self-interest, but when he talked about his dream-world, no one was interested, since it was only a dream and not real, and he was regarded just as a “dreamer” and nothing more. There wasn’t much call for dreamers in that nation then, and definitely not amongst his family and friends. And if anyone DID dream, and had the unwisdom to talk about their dreams, the soldiers and officials always got angry and rebuked them. Pete refused to suppress his dreams, and his dreams grew. Every time he saw something, read something or watched something about dreams, he’d study it intently, and since no one could control his thoughts, he capitalized on his freedom to think, to his heart’s content. It was only when he spoke that he got into trouble, since it was then that the soldiers and officials who were watching him, noticed his “dreams”. As he grew older, those in authority who were watching him, became increasingly concerned with his “free-thinking” and tried to curb him into more conventional ways of thinking, but they failed to impress him. A storm was brewing, and he was on a collision course with those “who had his best interests at heart”. Then he heard of a wise-man who’d lived in another country, and he started to follow his ideas, and soon became his follower. This wise man wasn’t from his country, and most people there were not interested in him since he was foreign, but being “foreign” wasn’t an issue for Pete, because he read of how his followers behaved and had suffered and how they had been saintly, and how they had dreamed of a better world, and knew that this wise man, though foreign, was not someone to be ignored. His compatriots did not like this. Shortly afterward, he had a crisis, when he’d fallen in love with a girl, who wasn’t interested in a mere “dreamer”, and since his understanding of the wise man’s ideas was so new, and incomplete, he became unhappy and ill. The officials thought that this might be a way for him to let go of his interest in this foreigner who claimed to be very wise, but the officials underestimated both the wise man and Pete, and they were not to be parted so easily. He was given medicine to stop him thinking so much and worrying, as if to try to put his mind and heart in a box, close the lid and lock it down with a key, and then throw away the key. They underestimated the wise man and Pete, for unbeknown to them, both the wise man and Pete had a hot line to the Creator of the Universe, and because of this, they were both more powerful than Pete could imagine, and far more powerful than all the people on the planet, let only all the soldiers and officials of that small island nation. And so Pete watched and waited, knowing that one day, things might change, when the Creator found a way. In the meantime, he’s have to be satisfied to live in his box with his medicine, with his mind dulled and his heart lifeless, his emotions all as flat as a pancake. He watched and waited and watched and waited. The Creator was very patient and fore-bearing, giving the soldiers, officials and doctors an opportunity to mend their ways but they didn’t, and Pete was patient as well. Sometimes Pete got despondent, but he never lost hope that one day the Creator would find a way to put things right. He knew that it was probably just a dream and that he might have to wait for the next world for things to be put right, but if so, he was patient enough to wait for that too. The years rolled past and then many years later, after many vicissitudes, tests and trails, he met someone who had a cure that the doctors either didn’t know about or knew about and wouldn’t tell Pete about lest his mind would become sharp again, or his heart might feel strong emotions again. This friend was also a follower of the wise man, and he wasn’t a doctor, since all the doctors were not allowed to make people well, but to keep their hearts flat and their minds dull. In 2 years time he no longer needed the medicine, and his mind became strong again, and his heart became resolute, his thoughts became sharper and clearer, his emotions more full of life, and after 3 years of his new natural medicine, he was by now, in excellent health. He was out of his box, and if he could help it, all his friends would ensure that he needn’t go back in his box ever again. His friend with his natural cure, the wise man from the next world was with him every step of the way, and had been throughout his life, for he had passed on to heaven about half a century before Pete was born. His new freedom was intoxicating, and he often became drunk with excitement and joy. This made the soldiers, the officials and doctors frown. But they could do very little and just frowned from the sidelines, watching. Maybe soon they would get bored, lose interest, and leave Pete alone to get on with his life that had been on hold in the box for 33 years. Sometimes, even the followers of the wise man would frown and worry about him getting drunk on his newly-won freedom, but Pete was finding more and more people who were also free from being in the box, as though he was learning “wisdom” for the first time, and realizing what the people knew from a previous wise man many centuries before, who’d told them all to avoid giving their pearls to swine lest the swine tread the pearls underfoot and tear them to pieces. Pete needed to learn this wisdom asap lest he fall foul of angry pigs!  Pete was no longer a Pete-in-the-Box. He’d been given a new key to his lid, was out, and all the kings horses and all the kings men couldn’t put Pete back in his box again, “So Far”. But Pete doesn’t want anyone to be either sad or angry about any of this, because its all the Will of The Creator, and He said, through the wise man, that, “Nothing save that which profiteth them can befall My loved ones.” (Shoghi Effendi quoting Baha’u’llah in,” The Advent of Divine Justice”, page 82). The followers of the previous wise man understand this.

1275) Published: Status Update: Latest Book List June 6, 2010

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Typed and written oo:04, Monday, 7th June 2010 CE
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1275) Latest Book List
incorporating 1191) Magnificent Desolation and 1233) Finished Reading a Book and the previous 1235) Latest Book List
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Books read, finished recently:-
“A Manual for Chinese Teaching” by the International Chinese Teaching Committee, 1987
“Why Sex is Fun?: The Evolution of Human Sexuality” by Jared Diamond, 1997
“Story of Mohammad the Prophet” by Bilkiz Alladin, 1979
“The Mars Mystery: A Tale of the End of Two Worlds” by Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval and John Grigsby, 1998
“Magnificent Desolation, The Long Journey Home from the Moon” by Buzz Aldrin and Ken Abraham, 2009
“Individual Rights and Freedoms in the World Order of Baha’u’llah, To the Followers of Baha’u’llah in the United States of America” by the Universal House of Justice, 1989
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Books bought recently:-
“And the Lamb Wins: Why the End of the World is Really Good News” by Simon Ponsonby
“Systematic Theology” by Wayne Grudem
“Seven Sisters: Great Oil Companies and the World They Shaped” by Anthony Sampson
“Crash of ’79″ by Paul Emil Erdman
“Revelation and Social Reality: Learning to Translate What Is Written into Reality” by Paul Lample, 2009
“Carbon Detox: Your step-by-step guide to getting real about climate change” by George Marshall, 2007
“The Reason for God, Belief in an Age of Scepticism” by Timothy Keller, 2008
“Forces of Our Time, The Dynamics of Light and Darkness” by Hooper C Dunbar, 2009
“Jesus, a biography according to Mark” from the NIV, (New International Version), 2009
“Let the Morning Bring Me Word of Your Unfailing Love, 2010 Devotional Day Planner” by “Mission India”
“The Problem of Pain” by C S Lewis, 1940
“Holy Warriors, A fresh look at the face of the extreme Islam” by Frog and Amy Orr-Ewing, 2002
“Celebration of Discipline, the Path to Spiritual Growth” by Richard Foster, 2008s
“Explore the Meaning of Life, The Alpha Course” by Alpha International, 2008
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Books I have started or re-started reading recently:-
“The Chinese Religion and the Baha’i Faith” by Phyllis Ghim Lian Chew, 1993
“RFK: A Candid Biography” by C David Heymann, 1998
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Book 1 of the Millennium Trilogy” by Stieg Larsson, 2008
“How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life” by Alan Lakein, 1984
“Balanced Living for Busy Baha’is” by Catherine Brooker, 2003
“How to Study Effectively: The secret of success” by Carol A Harman and Richard Freeman, 1972
“Forces of Our Time, The Dynamics of Light and Darkness” by Hooper C Dunbar, 2009