Updating the store and my music page

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I have been busy updating the store on Etsy. Although I still have a lot to update for each listing on the store, I am a lot closer to finished than if I had just started. I am really happy with how the photos turned out. A friend of mine from church helped me on that front.

As for the music…

I spent this morning updating the music section of my website. Rather than just having a hyper link in the navigation bar that sent you to an entirely separate site, I have integrated all of the music from my tour days into the site with the use of bandcamp embedded HTML.

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Falcon Heavy Post Launch Press Conference

Elon Musk – “We didn’t really test any of those materials for space hardened… or whatever, you know. It just has the same seats like a normal car has. It is literally just a normal car in space. Which, I kind of like the absurdity of that. And, if you look closely on the dash board there is a tiny Hot Wheels roadster with a tiny spaceman. We did it, because… like that would be cool, too. It’s kind of silly and fun. I’m trippin’ balls here. I’m trippin’ balls.

Click here to watch the entire post launch conference. The above quote content was pulled from the 41 minute mark.

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Modern cars are made from a variety of materials. The materials chosen depend a lot on their cost, repairability, and durability. Fuel efficiency is just one of many variables on the minds of car designers. The typical family sedan these days is usually made from steel body panels with plastic front and rear fascias. Car exterior parts are today made of complex combinations of materials ranging from metal tailored blanks to sheet molded compounds (SMC) and glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFRP) to hybrid plastics.

The temperature that caused the exterior of that car in London to melt was a whopping 204 degrees Fahrenheit. 

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And so, how is it that this Tesla in space is not melting? It is… after all… “literally just a normal car in space”. The temperature in and beyond the exosphere varies greatly and can range from 0 to over 1,700 degrees Celsius and above. That is more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit, people. That steering wheel has rubber on it. Rubber melts at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Honestly, I could sit here and point out all of the components of the vehicle and talk about their ability to withstand extreme environments, but instead… I want to point at something else.

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Die-cast Hot Wheels are made from  metal and plastic. The metal commonly used is ZAMAC (or Mazak), which is an alloy of zinc and aluminium. The melting point of Zink is 787 degrees Fahrenheit. While the melting point of aluminum is 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. As Elon Musk points out in the press conference, there is no atmospheric exclusion, preventing the heat from being diluted prior to making contact with the car and any other objects on or around the car… such as the spaceman, cameras, and even the primarily plastic and zink-alloy toy on the dash.

Now, let’s just set aside the obvious fact that this car should already be falling apart… and consider the even more obvious. I can’t help but ask a few questions.

Why don’t we see more than 6 decades of space debris?

Where are all of the satellites?

Where is the ISS?

Why don’t we ever see the moon?

Where are the stars?

Why does one entire half of the earth at times appear to not contain any land?

When is the ISS going to give us a shot of the car?

Why hasn’t the ISS commented on this at all?

Honestly, I could go on and on… But hey, what do you want to bet… this car is more than likely in fact still sitting inside of this tube, and all they did was turn on the hologram. Because, if that was in fact the shell of the rocket experiencing separation, why didn’t the camera, car, foreground, and or background jolt upon separation? That would have been a pretty hefty jarring… causing the craft to alter it’s motion in space. We should have seen some movement, somewhere. It’s almost as if the background just go “turned on“.

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I don’t know… what do you think?

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Honestly though, I clearly am the ignorant one. Let’s just ask the experts what they think about all of this. I’m sure Elon Musk as a few comments.

Elon Musk – “I think it looks so ridiculous and impossible. You can tell it is real because it looks so fake, honestly. We’d have way better CGI if it was fake. I kind of like the absurdity.”

Lastly, people might roll their eyes at me and ask why this type of stuff even matters. Well, if you go watch the live feed, take a minute and watch the chat room. It is slammed with activity. And, the primary theme that I have seen is that God does not exist, and… smoking pot and taking dumps is awesome!

Degradation, people… degradation.

Why think, when we can let the smart people do our thinking for us. I’m trippin’ balls and my hot pocket is getting cold.

It breaks my heart. Common sense tells us that this is not real.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 – Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Live from space, cars are so cool… it’s real!

I honestly don’t see how anyone is buying this nonsense. Today while on my lunch break at work, the break room was in an uproar of excitement as we all watched a tacky CGI rendering of a rocket reaching out beyond the exosphere.

It literally was a cartoon.

And yet, as if what they were seeing was live footage, my co-workers were ecstatic to see in amazement as some silly billionaire spent trillions of dollars on nothing,rather than using that money for the betterment of those on the ground that could use the help.

But, that isn’t the part that irks me. The fact that what I was seeing was blatantly CGI being so easily garnished as fact by those around me in the break room was what rattled me.

With that, you can actually go watch the live feed of this car floating in space. If you look at this and tell yourself that it is real, then good for you. My only question is this… how long until we get a shot of it from the ISS? Bound to happen just about the time everyone on earth forgets the car all together. Just look at these images from the live feed.

I mean, really… a monkey with a space helmet is the logo for crying out loud.

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Where are the satellites? Where is all that space junk? Where is the ISS? Whatever… And in closing, all I can say to all of this is as follows.

Matthew 24:24 – For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.

2 Thessalonians 2:9 – that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders.

Revelation 13:13-14 – He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.

We really are in that period of time, people. We really are.

But, don’t listen to me. I’m ignorant.

So, how do I know this is a joke?

Well… you honestly expect me to believe that one entire side of the earth has zero land mass?

On this day in space – Feb. 4, 1995: STS-63 Launches ‘Orbital Debris Calibration Sphere

On this day is space, Feb. 4th, the STS-63 launched an orbital satellite to help calculate the level of space debris floating around in space in orbit around earth. Over the course of many years a lot of trash has occurred out there.

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So… the STS-63 is definitely a great tool to have, don’t you think? It is with the aid of space debris like the STS-63 mission that we have been able to asses all the other debris as it builds up over the years.

Let’s just say… according to a “reliable source“, the space junk has built up pretty rapidly since NASA’s inception in 1958.

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So… here is the question: why don’t we actually ever seen any of this so called debris? Look long and hard. I promise you, you won’t find it.

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But hey… what do I know, right? I clearly am ignorant. Don’t let the STS-63 mission full you. They are finding satellite based space junk all over the place!

NASA and the ESA probably don’t release the “actual” footage of the space junk, because they can’t afford to scare the general public. Last thing we need is an outbreak of fear in the world over space giants floating around out there!

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Seems legit NASA!

Record breaking Space Walk – in space?

Now, I could take the time to point out all of the stuff I noticed in this video (which was released yesterday) with the aid of still shots from the video. This video is however pretty short. With that, I am going to just post the video with the following comments prior to the video itself. The video is only 7 minutes long.

So, here we go… in order of the content as it appears in the video by minute mark.

0:43 – cartoons are legit.

1:04 – why would you allow an obstruction in front of the video?

1:43 – literally in front of a green screen.

1:55 – where did the second astronaut come from? He wasn’t there 20 seconds go.

2:14 – leg kicks for show… isn’t space fun (making the green screen affect even more obvious)?

3:05 – the foreground panels are layered over onto the scene.

4:13 – again the foreground is a separate layer.

4:36/4:54 – watch the mirror on his arm. The horizon of the earth changes from a left position to a right sided one. Why would the earth be in his mirror at all? It is to his hard left, not above him.

5:08 – I find it ironic that the camera glitches out right as the earth comes into view.

5:20/5:30 – the distortion of the earth from vertical to concave, and then convex before become a straight line again is a great reason to have the camera mess up. Timing is everything.

5:43/6:23 – shadows all over the jettison along with a flexing earth as seen in my previous comment.

6:24/6:42 – zero shadows on the jettison and water bubbles in space?

6:56 – let’s end the video by reminding everyone that space is real while having the shadow on the jettison reappear for our viewing pleasure.

Enjoy!

Only three more to go

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I just wanted to post a quick notice, pointing out that the Etsy Store is only 3 followers shy of reaching 2,000. With that, I just wanted to mention to everyone that reads my blog, if you haven’t already… please go check out the store and give it a follow. I think it would be epic if we hit the 2,000 mark this weekend with your help.

In order to become a store follower all you need to do is “favorite” the shop!

Sin’s affect on the weather… wait, what?

I feel that in today’s world the church faith as a whole has been fading. We seem to be taking less and less of the bible literally as time goes on, forcing more and more of scripture into allegory and poetry with each passing generation.

Matthew 8:26-27He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm.

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The other week on a Wednesday night at church we were going through one of the chapters in 2 Samuel and came to a part about the sins one man and the affect they had on others. We talked about how our sin affects our loved ones, our friends, our spouses… etc. What I noticed apart from the study (which was an amazing study) was that God allowed the famine because of sin. The reason for this famine was a result of the sins of Saul in particular.

2 Samuel 21:1Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David inquired of the Lord. And the Lord answered, “It is because of Saul and his bloodthirsty house, because he killed the Gibeonites.”

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Later in the end of the chapter the famine ends, bringing rain after 3 years once the sins had been brought to justice through some specific means (in this case, the death of Saul’s sons as retribution)Luckily my sins have already been brought to justice through the retribution of Christ.

What I am getting at is this…

Our sins affect more than just ourselves and those around us. Sin also affects the weather. Now, it today’s world of “higher thinking and science” this sounds absurd. But, honestly think on it for just a moment.

The 40 days of rain which caused the flood was a result of sin. The massive balls of rock that fell from the sky in Godom and Gomorrah were a result of sin. Famine was a result of sin. In Revelation, the sun burning hotter to the point of pain is a result of sin. Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind… it just goes on and on.

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With all of that said, I go back to the first verse I shared in this post. Jesus clearly demonstrates his power over the weather by calming the seas while on a boat. God is really above us. Jesus really is building a place. And he really is coming back down here one day.

Now… who are we kidding, right? I clearly am ignorant.

The answer here is global warming and “climate change“. Sin has nothing to do with it.