Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Marriage Misconception

"Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife." (New Testament, 1 Corinthians, Chapter 7:3-4)

The impetus for this post comes from a thread on another forum asking for relationship advice. I don't respond to these threads but the thread got me thinking on this subject.

In this post I talk about relationship needs. However, on the continuum of wants to needs, the human need for intimacy and companionship are not absolute like nourishment or shelter. I also recognize the wonderful human capacity for self-restraint, self-mastery, and self-control.

I'm not sure where this first came from, but it seems to me that there is a very prevalent but likely harmful misunderstanding when it comes to relationships. I am not talking about "men are from mars". The book by Dr John Gray is useful in talking about the genders keeping different scores and having differing communication styles, etc.

What I am talking about is the almost unspoken misbelief in marriage that men may put more importance in the physical relationship and women in the emotional relationship. Subconsciously, it seems many couples are believing that "all men think about is the physical and all women think about is the emotional."

The result of this kind of thinking is that it leads to certain expectations in the relationship. Those relationship expectations, soon turn into patterns of behavior where the wife may expect emotional expectations be satisfied before any physical expectations can be addressed.

I am NOT saying a husband can treat his wife poorly and still "get what he wants". I am NOT saying all "women should submit to their husbands". What I am saying is that this "all men want is physical and women emotional" is not correct and believing can have and has had damaging effects on marriage relationships.

The truth is that both men and women have both physical and emotional needs. These needs can be different at different times. But women clearly have physical needs that shouldn't be ignored and men definitely have important emotional needs that shouldn't be neglected.

Both men and women have egos. We both have the need to feel valued and important to the other person. Our expectations and ways we satisfy this may be different but both genders have them. Women need to feel important, and appreciated by their spouse. When men satisfy their wife's needs to feel important and appreciated, it is called "romance". But men also need to feel important and appreciated in the relationship. We could probably use a word for this as well.

The consequence of neglecting either spouses emotional needs for appreciation is that they will likely emotionally withdrawal in the relationship. It is probably true that when strained, women will most likely withdraw physically and men emotionally. This tends to reinforce the myth that all men want is physical and women emotional.

The harm in the myth comes when couples take this myth to its logical conclusion and begin expecting and exchanging emotional needs for physical. Exchanging emotional for physical is likely a no-win situation.

Why is the expectation of emotional for physical a no-win. First, the problem is that no one is always happy all the time. If a women expects to always feel happy before she considers her husbands or her own physical needs, then there is likely to be a lot of unhappiness on both sides.

Second, both men and women's physical needs are biological. When your dealing with biology, you have to appreciate it as biological. Before marriage the secret for success it to keep the biological turned off completely. With no way to efficiently or safely satisfy these needs if turned on, the best policy is to keep things in hibernation. Waking up physical needs and seeking to satisfy them before marriage just leads to frustration and misery.

Accordingly, spouses must never go outside the marriage relationship for physical purposes. If a spouse is to "have power" over the physical nature of their companion, than artificially increasing or satisfying the physical outside of the relationship immediately becomes an out-of-control situation.

When I say physical needs are biological, I mean physiological. When a person looks at food, their mouth may water and stomach may churn. The key before marriage is to never "watch people eat". If there is a physiological comparison to the male experience in the female, I would have to say it can be somewhat like when a nursing mother's milk lets down. Except in the case of the female she can't just take a cold shower or go for a run.

On the other hand, while spouses have a sacred duty to exclusively care for their partners physical needs, a spouse can never be expected to meet all of their spouses emotional needs. Men and women need male and female companionship, friends and family. Many husbands say the best way to keep their wife happy is to make sure she lives buy her family and has a social network through your church. "Happy wife, happy life."

I'm not trying to make conclusions in how to apply this to anyone's relationship. I am not making excuses for bad, selfish, insensitive behavior. But generally speaking, I am saying, both men and women have both physical and emotional needs that both need attention and need to be a priority. Physical needs are biological and need to be understood and appreciated as biological (e.g. yes, unfortunately sometimes biology isn't affected by how the other person is feeling). The other thing is that kinda like what "Men are from Mars" is saying, it doesn't help to keep score. Keeping score in a contract marriage makes some sense, but in Covenant Marriage, God is repaying.

Finally, the most important point is that both partners are devoted to fulfilling each others needs. And if one side feels they are not being treated the way they need and deserve, the key is to teach by example. Christ taught to treat others the way we want others to treat us (golden rule).

Lessons from Chess and MineCraft

Former Chess Grandmaster, Emanuel Lasker, wrote that Chess didn't have any parallels with modern military strategy. I disagree. Maybe not in the way Lasker was meaning, but politically-speaking, there are numerous parallels between the game of Chess and a corrupt society, political and social order.

First, Chess teaches that some pieces on the board are more valuable than others. Pieces are given values. Pawns are worth (1), Bishops and Knights (3), Rooks (5), and the Queen (9). The King is invaluable. In the Chess system, the differing values creates a cast system with Royalty, Clergy, Military, Craftsman (Rooks), and Workers (Pawns). American Judeo-Christian values teach that all men are created equal.

According to Christianity, Christ taught that the greatest act was for a man to give his life for another. In the game of Chess, all the rest of the pieces are sacrificed to save the King from capture (kings are never killed).

Another interesting parallels are the light and dark square Bishops. Like clergy today, they can't really touch you unless you are a member of their religion. This is like a light-square bishop's inability to attack an opposing piece as long as it stays on the dark squares.

Despite Lasker's comments I also find a military parallel between the movement of the knights and modern military tactics. Knights are very mobile pieces and are the only piece that can jump over other pieces. Knights also are the only pieces that attack asymmetrically. The key to military victory has always been asymmetric attack. An army with any ambition to win a war never just wants to line up toe-to-toe against his adversary and start shooting. Winning armies always implement some asymmetry attack to tip the scales in their favor whether its a flanking maneuver, ambush, or technological advantage.

Additionally, modern military still makes use of the idea of the gambit. I think the most famous gambit in the history of war was the Australian Dardanelles/Gallipoli Campaign against the Ottoman Empire. The UK lost many outdated battleships and fooled the Turks into thinking they had a chance in the War. Pearl Harbor could also be considered another famous gambit.

Since we all live in a corrupt society; there is hope. While the Queen is considered the most powerful piece of the board. In reality, if the 2 Rooks play together, "Connected Rooks" at (10) points become the most powerful pieces on the board.

Royalty understand the ins and outs of Chess too well and know the educated and skilled middle class are their greatest threat. That is why despots and tyrants always attack the middle class. Monarchs prefer that everyone be mindless pawns. One day I hope to live in a society where there are no royalty, military or separate clergy or pawns. Christ wanted a people who all were a holy nation and a royal priesthood where every man was a king, a priest, and a master-caftsman.

My son has been playing a video game called mine-craft. This simple game involves a world made up of millions small cubes that represent dirt, sand, stone or various minerals. Friends can create a world and host friends and family via the internet and interact together in their virtual world. However, mine-craft servers communities tend not reflect the the best in society.

Invariably, whomever is hosting the server, is the Administrator and has more power, privileges and permissions than the other players. As the community grows, the "Admin" like a king will deal out permissions to his friends to help run the server. Inevitably, the "Admin" and his "Ops" will use their special permissions to "grief" the other players on the server. Griefing is done by destroying or stealing virtual property, harassing or otherwise cyberbullying others.

My children and I have had valuable conversations about the organization of minecraft servers and started our own server were we have tried to set up a more equitable and safe gaming experience for close family and friends. We talk about how many countries throughout history were set up with a king like corrupt minecraft servers. However, we also talk about what a miracle it was that the Founding Fathers of the United States got together and came to a consensus (not compromise), on the establishment of an equitable nation ruled by just laws and elected representatives chosen by the people.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Economic Answer for America and Third-World

Issues with MPE:

1. If you dont retire money out of the economy fast enough, it circulates and causes inflation. This is caused by the VELOCITY of money.
2. If everyone is paying off their house at the rate of deflation, people don't own anything. Everything is leased and comes with lease-use regulations just like leasing a car.
3. Freedom problem. The system requires centralized deciderers.

The answer to this is the Safety Society System:
1. US Constitution says Congress shall "coin" or create money and regulate its value.
2. Money is created at loan approval based on real value of labor and materials.
3. Loan approval administered on the local level by local Safety Society Bank based on income/debt.
4. Money is lent with no interest and a fee only.
5. Loan-origination fees and service fees cover local bank overhead as they do now.
6. Federal Government also charges fee/tax at origination which can regulate borrowing, value of money.
7. Loan is paid back monthly, and equity is earned immediately
8. Late payments are deducted from equity. Loan can become reverse motgage and protect borrower from default until equity is exhausted.
9. Repaid money is returned to Congress/Treasury and retired.
10. Potentially limitless new money is availible on-damand when borrower is credit worthy to purchase real asset with intrinsic/repossessible value.
11. Local Bank protected by loan defaults by instant reverse mortgage mechanism, and repossessed item has intrinsic value and can be re-sold.
12. SSS is full reserve lending. Deposited money never used for loans. Depositors protected from risk-taking of lenders.
13. SSS is immune from failure.
14. Homes are paid off quickly and repaid money is retired so as to not cause inflation due to velocity (circulating money).
15. Economy is inflation and deflation proof because new money is availible at the immediate time it is needed and qualified for, and old money is retired out of circulation quickly.
16. Any country, rich or poor, can institute this economic system and have immediate credit and monetary freedom based on the value of labor and natural resources/materials.
17. The backing for the currency is the item being purchased (so the item has to be real and not a piece of paper)
18. Mitt Romney and other "venture investors" still have their place independent and apart of SSS

If it takes 50 years to retire $100,000 and the bank issues 10 x $100,000 loans per month. The bank is creating $12,000,000/yr and only retiring $240,000/yr (1/50th) out of circulation. That is a net creation of cash into the economy of $588,000,000 excess cash over 50 years. And this is for only 10 modest house loans per month at one bank. That is runaway inflation. That isnt even talking about velocity. This is just money creation vs money retirement.

The deal with SSS is for people to pay off their their loans and retire money out of circulation as fast as possible.
retiring money quickly is good because if new money is needed, it can be created instantly based on the credit worthiness of the borrower(s). In SSS money also is backed by the item it purchases 1:1:1.

MPE does not retire money out of circulation fast enough. In an account is still in circulation

Monday, January 21, 2013

Benghazi Exposed


[The Washington Examiner, quoting retired Four-Star Admiral James Lyons, writes: "the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi... was the result of a bungled abduction attempt.... the first stage of an international prisoner exchange... that would have ensured the release of Omar Abdel Rahman, the 'Blind Sheik'..."

But something went horribly wrong with Obama's "October Surprise." Although the Obama Administration intentionally gutted security at the consulate prior to the staged kidnapping, former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty disobeyed direct orders to stand down, saved American lives, single-handedly killed scores of attackers...and the attackers, believing that the Obama had betrayed them, tortured Ambassador Chris Stevens and dragged his body through the streets.]

This is the only thing that makes sense. When Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty responded to the call for help, they were successful in evacuating all the personel in the consulate except Ambassador Stevens. According to reports, noone could find the Ambassador? Why? The only reason I can see is that he was hiding, expecting to be captured.

There are many questions being asked about Benghazi, but not the correct questions. The questions that should be asked are:

1. What business was the American compound/consulate in Benghazi involved in?

2. Why was the American compound being guarded by locals and not being guarded by American Marines? (If it was too dangerous for Marines, it was probably too dangerous for civilians)

3. Why private civilian groups leaving Benghazi prior to the attack?

4. Why were the civilian US state department employees asking for more and better security? (probably because they were't being protected by Marines).

5. During the attack, why were "on-call" military assets with the specific purpose of responding to an embassy/consulate attack told to "stand down"? Why the obvious departure from protocol after the consulate hit the "panic button"?

6. Why when asked why help was not sent to Benghazi does the Administration answer, "you don't send more people into harms way until you know whats going on" yet you are watching everything live as it happens by predator drone? (why the departure from protocol? Is this the new protocol for state dept. defense?)

7. Why were navy seals Woods and Doherty who were in Benghazi told to "stand down" and not permitted to respond to the consulate?

8. After heroically disobeying orders, fighting off the attackers, helping all the Americans escape the consulate, why couldn't Woods and Doherty find Ambassador Stevens? The place wasn't that big and Stevens wasn't dead.

9. After returning to their safe-house, how did the attackers know the location of the safe-house so they could start attacking it.

10. Why did the US deny Woods and Doherty repeated requests for assistance, air support, evac, etc. Why did the US just watch by predator drone as the benghazi attackers shelled Woods and Doherty's position for hours until they were finally killed hours later.

11. Why did Pres. Obama, Sec. Clinton, and Susan Rice make up a story about YouTube videos, protests getting out-of-hand, etc and then waffle and blame everything on the intelligence community giving them bad information. Yet we have CIA director Gen. Petraeus deny that the YouTube story came from him or his people, then we see Petraeus and many generals in the military getting removed.

12. Why did the kidnappers not kill Ambassador Stevens but instead took him to the hospital where he died of smoke inhalation. Why the misinformation that his attackers raped him and drug his body through the street. Yet reports from the hospital say his body had no signs of obvious trauma?

13. Why are the media and US Congress not asking these questions and getting acceptable answeres?

Repentance vs. Bailout

The choice between Romney and Obama was a spiritual one. Romney represented real repentant-type change. Think about what he does for a living. When there is a failing company, he comes in and cuts away the bad and keeps the good to return the company to profitability. Romney did the same thing with the olympics and Mass. Romney-style Restructuring and a return to profitability is exactly what America needed.

Instead of praise for Romney's success in saving many failing businesses, the media choose to only focus on the corrupt business these companies were engaged in. I am not surprised these failing businesses were engaged in sketchy stuff. Thats why they were bankrupt. The media also just focused on the few jobs lost during restructuring instead on focusing on the jobs saved and the return of the company to healthy productivity.

Obama's presidency has been all about the welfare-style bailout: individual, corporate, and economic. Just think about what welfare does to a person. When you bail someone out, you enable the bad unprofitable behavior that got them into the situation in the first place. Look at GM. Instead of restructuring, they are continuing to build $90,000 Volts in China and selling them for $35,000. The same thing is going on in banking as well as the federal government. We are just bailimg out these systems time and again without making any real fundamental changes that will lead to any type of return to profitability. Banks, GM, federal government, and individual citizens are continuimg to do the same unprofitable things that got them into trouble in the first place.

This issue is at the heart of LDS theology. I wonder how many people view the Atonement of Jesus Christ as an Obama-style bailout vs. a Romney-style restructuring?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Chess Notes

Chess Notes:
Chess is a complex, exciting, yet profoundly immoral game. Games are rarely exactly the same. Children can learn it and beat adults. The psychology of chess can be addicting. I say chess is immoral because it is based on a corrupt ideology. Chess should teach us why it is harmful to have a king. In a monarchal system kings are captured but never killed and kings rarely do their dirty work. Christianity teaches that a good man will give his own life to save another. Chess teaches that a king is more important than others and should sacrifice his subjects to save his own life. Chess teaches a cast system: Nobility, clergy, military, craftsman, serfs. As long as a student understands the morality of the game up front, learning it can be both useful and fun.

history: 6th-century Gupta India, Chaturanga, Sassanid Persia (Shah Mat), Muslim Arabs, Moors, Europe (knights Templars), Norman conquest of England, Modern Age: 1834. First Modern Competition: London 1851.

Modern Chess Champions and Super Grandmasters:

German Adolf Anderssen
American Paul Morphy
Prague-born Wilhelm Steinitz
Polish-German Johannes Zukertort
German Emanuel Lasker
Cuban José Raúl Capablanca
Russian-French Alexander Alekhine
[ hypermodernists: Aron Nimzowitsch, Richard Réti]
Netherlands Max Euwe
USSR: Botvinnik, Smyslov, Mikhail Tal, Petrosian, Spassky
American Bobby Fischer
Soviet Anatoly Karpov
Russian Garry Kasparov
India: Viswanathan Anand
Norway: Mangus Carlsen

rules: set up, board (ranks, files), board materials, squares, color (light, dark), algebraic notation (1-8, a-h), pieces, color (light, dark), piece size, weight, proportions, piece moves, board orientation (light square to player's right), piece orientation (queen on her color), special moves, time (blitz, 5-min, 15-min, 30-moves in 2 hours), castling, en passant, promotion, checkmate, stalemate, winning, draw, resign, losing (lost on time), scoring (win=1, lose=0, draw=1/2). Sealed move. Touch- move rule, piece adjustment ("I adjust" before touching). FIDE Chess Rating.

draw: 3-fold repetition is consecutive identical moves, offer a draw, stalemate, 50-move rule is 50 moves without an exchange or pawn move. pieces exchanged down to insufficient material to checkmate (kings and a bishop).

Strategy: most people know how the pieces move but don't understand strategy. So, you can beat most people understanding strategy.

End game

Tactical vs. Position
Tactics: gambit, traps, fork, x-ray, pin, skewer, sacrifice, windmill, pawn break, pawn push, outposts.

Position: center control, piece activity, pressure, attacking, defending, taking, piece development, tempo, castling, initiative, pawn structure, open file, rank advancement, double pawns, exchanges, trading, F7 pressure, open/closed game, king opposition, triangulation, exploit weakness, pass pawn, decoy, deflection, connecting and doubling rooks, isolation.

E4, D4, don't move same piece twice in the opening, develop queen late. castle early.

Good Chess Openings for White:
1 Queen's Gambit
2 Blackmar Diemer Gambit
3 Ruy Lopez
4 Bishop's Opening
5 Benko Opening
=5 Reti Opening
=5 Vienna Game
8 Centre Game
=8 English Opening
=8 Scotch Game

Good Defensive Systems for Black:

Friday, January 18, 2013

Mormon's Summary

After waking up I didnt know what or who to believe. Listening to continual false predictions and terrible prep advice, has led me back to the scriptures-- particulaly the Book of Mormon.

When Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith, the message seemed to be, "God is going to build up His kingdom before the judgements and Tribulation that are decreed upon the Earth are carried out." This is what John foretold another angel would say: "Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads." (New Testament, Revelation, Chapter 7:3)

"For behold, the day cometh that shall burn as an oven, and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly shall burn as stubble; for they that come [[whose coming: Christ, 2 Witnesses, Enoch?]]shall burn them, saith the Lord of Hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch"(Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith—History, Joseph Smith—History 1:37)

"he informed me of great judgments which were coming upon the earth, with great desolations by famine, sword, and pestilence; and that these grievous judgments would come on the earth in this generation. (Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith—History, Joseph Smith—History 1:45)

When all is said and done, I wonder if we will see a road map and blueprint of the events in the coming Tribulation laid out in the Book of Mormon. Moroni tells us that he was shown our day, and Six Times the Lord tells us via the Book of Mormon writers that the Book hardly contains "a hundreth part" of the doings of the Nephites. (Jacob 3:13, WofM 1:5, Hel 3:14, 3 Ne 5:8, 3 Ne 26:6, Ether 15:33). That must mean that that what Mormon put in thr Book must have been important. Mormon is not only a prophet but a strategist, and chief captain over all of the Nephite Armies. I can't help but think that this "voice from the dust" with a "familiar spirit" (Isa 29:24) doesn't contain some very critical, and strategic information about the future and what to expect.

Moroni said:
"Behold, the Lord hath shown unto me great and marvelous things concerning that which must shortly come, at that day when these things shall come forth among you. Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing." (Book of Mormon, Mormon, Chapter 8:34-35)

Starting with the Words of Mormon I am going to list the major events of the Book of Mormon and maybe some day in the not-too-distant-future we can look back at this list and maybe see a coorelation between the Book of Mormon events and Events in the Last Days.

King Benjamin Speech ---- (Nephites enter into everlasting covenant)

Burning of Abinadi ---- (Prophet Abinadi is burned and foretells future burning)

"But this much I tell you, what you do with me, after this, shall be as a type and a shadow of things which are to come." (Book of Mormon, Mosiah, Chapter 13:10)
"For he said unto them: What ye shall do unto me shall be a type of things to come." (Book of Mormon, Alma, Chapter 25:10)

Alma in Helem vs Limhi in Nephi ---- (Nephite groups respond patiently or militantly to captivity, Both are eventually delivered)

Apostate Priests of Noah teach Lamanites ---- (wicked priests [Amulonites] responsible for Abinadi's death set up as teachers over the Lamanites and unknowingly prepare them to receive missionaries by teaching literacy)

Conversion of Alma the Younger and Sons of Mosiah ---- (mission to the Lamanites)

Government Transformation ---- (After discovering and translating Jeredite records, Nephites transform system of government)

Nehor teaches Priestcraft ---- (Apostate Amlici [Order of Nehor] and King-men create political faction and fail and then incite a civil war to return to previous system of government and make alliance with Lamanites)

Alma and Amulek in Ammonihah ---- (Prophets preaching to apostate Nephites imprisoned and forced to watch believers cast into the fire. A remnant flee with Zeezoram to safety in Sidom)

Angry Lamanites destroy Ammonihah ----

1. Apostate Nephite Amulon and Wicked Priests who burned Abinadi set up as teachers over Lamanites
2. Repentant sons of Nephite king preach and convert many Lamanites
3. Amulonites incite anger among the Lamanites towards Lamanite converts
4. Lamanites go to war to destroy Lamanite converts
5. Converted Lamanites will not fight attacking Lamanite and prostrate themselves before their attackers
6. Attacking Lamanites stop the attack on their countrymen, and instead completely destroy Apostate Nephite city of Ammonihah who had just imprisoned the prophet, burned believers, and forced all remaing righteous to flee city.
7. Nephite Armies respond to attack on Ammonihah and drive Lammanites out
8. While walking home some surviving Lamanites convert.
9. Apostate Nephite priests (Amulonites) start burning Lamanite converts.
10. Lamanites at that point begin hunting and exterminating Amulonites and Apostate Nephite priests of Wicked King Noah.
11. Coverted Lamanites given lands among the Nephites in Jershon
12. Other Apostate Nephites [Amalekites] incite Lamanites to attack converted Lamanites again
13. Nephite armies defend converted Lamanites
14. Prophet [Alma and Amulek] seek to reclaim other apostate Nephites called Zoramites
15. Apostate Zoramites expel converts and join Apostate Amalekites to become Lamanites

Sherem ---- cant know the future
Nehor ---- priests should get paid and be popular
Korihor ---- religion is madness, slavery. Death is the end. Social Darwinism.
Corianton ---- universal salvation

Captain Moroni defeats Zerahemnah---- Amalekites and Zoramites incite Lamanites to attack Jershon.

Amalickiah uses false flag to take over Lamanites---- Amalickiah creates political faction, fails to gain government, defects to Lamanites. Takes over Lamanites and incites them to attack Nephites.

Teancum puts down insurrection at Morianton

Teancum assassinates Amalickiah--- one person one javelin

King-men create a faction in the government, fail politically, join with the Lamanites, put down by Moroni
Lamanites defeated by Moroni, Lehi, Helaman.

Teancum assassinates Ammaron--- one person one javelin

Pahoran the second becomes chief judge and is murdered by Paanchi and Kishkumen—Pacumeni fills the judgment seat

Tubaloth, son of Ammaron, sends Coriantumr who, takes Zarahemla, and slays Pacumeni—Moronihah defeats the Lamanites and retakes Zarahemla, and Coriantumr is slain.

Gadianton and Kishkumen start robbers and plot to kill Chief Judge Helaman but Kishkumen is discovered and killed.

Dissenting Nephites join Lamanites and incite them to attack Nephites. Nephites lose Zarahemla again. Moronihah regains 1/2 lands, preaches and Lamanites give rest back.

Lamanites preach to Nephites. Gadianton Robbers take over government and assassinate chief judge Cezoram and later his son Seezoram.

Nephi prophecies that Seantum murdered his brother Seezoram. Nephi is given sealing power and replaces war with famine.

Gadiantons decree believers must die if sign of birth according to Samuel the Lamanite does not occur

Gadiantons gather in mountains. Rising generation become of themselves.

Lachoneus and Gidgiddoni defeat Giddianhi and Zemnarihah, the Gadianton leader by gathering.

Gadianton Robbers take over government again, seek to establish a king, assassinate the chief judge and the Nephites separate into tribes.

Destruction preceeds the coming of Christ

Three Nephites go forth in power and people throughout the lands are converted.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Infinity and Irrational Numbers

Dr. Norman Wildberger is a mathematician born in Canada, living in Australia. Dr. Wildberger has an impressive series of educational YouTube videos where he explores rational and irrational numbers.

However, if you watch this guys videos, he has a problem with all irrational numbers (pi, e, sqt2, phi, etc). He thinks its okay to approximate them for practical use. I mean, isn't that what Calculus does? But calculus usually ends up converging toward a real solution except when it doesn't.

However, this guy says that irrational numbers are not numbers and they are something else (meta-numbers, number galaxies?). He has a problem with analytical proofs that use infinite series as well. He thinks those don't logically exist either.

So, the question is.... when it comes to proofs and logic and analytical solutions involving irrational numbers or infinite series, etc, what is math to do with these derivations that are not real proofs but are approximations.

How does this affect the so-called proof that there are more irrational numbers than rational because irrationals are uncountable like all real numbers while rational numbers are theoretically countable?

Ultimately, I think his comparison of rational numbers and irrational numbers to stars and galaxies was insightful. They may appear the same from a distance as points of light in the sky until you look closer with a telescope.

However, he gives away his philosophical bias in another video where he says something like 'irrational numbers and infinite sequences are illogical because they are not tied to reality, we cant even imagine them, "we are not gods".'

So, his premise was that all math should be worked out analytically and logically without these expressions.

However, he was rather inconsistent in his arguments in my view because he then went on to give multiple theorems, expressions, and proofs for rational numbers showing infinite rational numbers between points. Infinity is very necessary and useful in Calculus and in limit testing for convergence. Therefore, I think his comments were more a refection of his problems with and rejection of God. Sad.

Despite this man's denial of faith, I came away from his lectures stronger.

1. if man can at least imagine that we can imagine infinity
2. and if infinity is a real, logical, and useful expression beyond mortal comprehension.
3. then the reality of infinity in mathematics is a strong evidence for God (infinite mind) in the Universe.

"And the Lord God spake unto Moses, saying: The heavens, they are many, and they cannot be numbered unto man; but they are numbered unto me, for they are mine." (Pearl of Great Price, Moses 1:37)

At one point that talking about infinity was a manifestation of human arrogance. In reality, I think the converse is true. Math is not the language of man. Math is the language of the Universe, the language of creation and the language of God. Therefore, man shouldn't get caught up in rejecting those parts that his mortal and finite mind can't comprehend.

P.S. He asked everyone to come up with a name for and define 0/0. He said if 1/0 = infinity (8), then we should give a name to 0/0 = (*). Some suggested "infinitesimal". I suggested "Zot".

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Digging A Pit For Your Neighbor

"He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints."(Revelation, Chapter 13:10)

"And the blood of that great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall turn upon their own heads; for they shall war among themselves, and the sword of their own hands shall fall upon their own heads, and they shall be drunken with their own blood. And every nation which shall war against thee, O house of Israel, shall be turned one against another, and they shall fall into the pit which they digged to ensnare the people of the Lord. And all that fight against Zion shall be destroyed, and that great whore, who hath perverted the right ways of the Lord, yea, that great and abominable church, shall tumble to the dust and great shall be the fall of it" (1 Nephi 22:13-14).

Could the Book of Mormon be more prophetic than we suppose? Maybe all the stories in the Book of Mormon foreshadow the events of the Tribulation? Could this be talking in the same terms as Abinadi?

"For he said unto them: What ye shall do unto me shall be a type of things to come. And now Abinadi was the first that suffered death by fire because of his belief in God; now this is what he meant, that many should suffer death by fire, according as he had suffered." (Book of Mormon, Alma, Chapter 25:10-11)

We know FEMA is prepping for something and it wasnt a Superstorm Sandy/Katrina event. FEMA is getting ready for martial law, gun confiscation, mass casulties, mass relocations, etc. FEMA built a mega morgue in SLC according to my brothers friend who designed it. AlQaeda has been threatening to set a nuke off. Savannah River site opened a new "radiological evidence processing facility". NorthCom has assigned 3rd Infantry Division 1st Brigade to respond to any CBRNE attack.

Yohanni Wolfgramm saw a nuke go off in northern Utah. We are seeing a callout of thousands of 19-year-old females. Our mission is getting over 100 new sisters missionaries. Many US missions are getting hundreds of new sisters in the coming months.

The US needs a reason to get involved in North Korea and Iran and the Beast needs to persecute the Saints for 3.5 years. A false flag nuke would fit the bill more than an EQ. And with the US involved in North Korea and Iran, that will provide the window pf oportunity for Russia and China to first stike and imvade. And, the false flag nuke (Abinadi's fire) becomes a type and shadow of the burning that will follow (ww3)?

"And upon my house shall it begin, and from my house shall it go forth, saith the Lord;" (Doctrine and Covenants, Section 112:25)

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Constitutional Principles

1. Satan and Evil are real (Satan cannot create so he must enslave)
2. The price of freedom is blood (empowered evil will never voluntarily give up power)
3. Power corrupts and Absolute power corrupts absolutely (Const Gov distributes power)
3. True Political Spectrum:

Anarchy ----------------Const Gov---------------Socialism/Monarchy

4. Monarchy: King has all rights. People have privilege.
5. Constitutional Gov.: People have all rights. Elected leaders have express (written) privilege.

6. Historical Abuse of Monarchs (how soon we forget)
1. Indiscriminate Capital Punushment
2. Indiscriminate womanizing
3. Deal out privilege to king-men
4. slave and cast systems
5. taxes
6. control of borrowing and lending
7. cant bare arms
8. Indiscriminate arrest and indefinite detention
9. indiscriminate eminent domain
10. no freedom of religion
11. no freedom of press, speech, privacy, assembly
12. involuntary quartering of soldiers
13. one-child policy, forced sterilization, detention camps
14. etc, etc, etc

6. Socialism is not ethical. Bailouts enable unproductive behavior. Charity is a personal responsibiliy and not a federal responsibility
7. Socialism is not equal. Someone must be the producers, others the takers, and an elite few are the redistributors.

8. Learn from history or you will be doomed to repeat it
History is written by the victors
Good guys dont always win
Winning bad guys change history so they can use the same tricks to enslave.

9. The Revolutionary War was faught over control over printing our own currency and issuing our own credit
(if you want to start a business or invent, if it threatened England, you were out of luck. they would steal your idea).

10. The Civil War was faught over "Protectionism vs. Free Trade"
(eventually the machine beat the man and the South had to industrialize. They resented having to pay higher prices to the North and wanted cheaper slave-produced goods from East India Trafe Company (Walmart).

11. Review of Constitutional Freedoms and Prohibitions
Due Process, Habeus Corpus, Impartial Jury, posse comitatus act, Bill of Rights

12. Since Woodrow Wilson and FED Reserve, US Government and Media taken over by Globalist Special Interests who will use the Communist Threat to scare the US into abandoning our sovereignty and Constitution and accept Global Governance (Agenda 21).
--Cleon Skousen "naked capitalist"

13. Compare and contrast allegiance of elected County Sheriff vs Appointed City Police Chief. Sherriff's allegiance is to protect the people who ellect him. Appointed police chief allegiance is to protect interest of Mayor and corrupt special interest who pay for his re-election campaign.

14. worst kind of system is where you dont realize you're a slave (Matrix). Elected leaders are puppets. Legislators dont write nor even read the bills they are voting on. You think shopping at Walmart vs Target is a choice. ect. You are just given enough to pacify you to sleep. Gov puts drugs in food and water to keep you docile. Future genetic and fertility technology will be used so you can pick babies eye color and domesticate humans into breeds by genetic subtraction never to be able to stand up to the wolf ruling master race again.