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Old 30th October 2012, 12:08 AM   #161
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Hi, PC.
The storm seems to have been downgraded to a post tropical storm, claiming 13 dead.

Now, about this alliance between muslim revolutionaries and the Chinese communists that is due to ravage the Philippines...
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Old 30th October 2012, 12:32 AM   #162
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Has anyone else noticed that PC's is getting very proficient at doing the Gish Gallop?

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haha i couldn't help but check if he hadn't created another thread
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Old 30th October 2012, 01:07 AM   #163
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As someone located in its path, now comparing predictions to fact, I'd have to say, no, not all that violent. Hurricane Sandy as a violent storm is unimpressive, at least in how I'd categorize storms as violent. Heck, Sandy is just barely a hurricane. What is impressive, however, is its overall size.

The Frankenstorm monicker, by the way, had to do with the expectation of how Sandy would behave in combination with a cold front (now a stationary front) Sandy would encounter 100 miles inland.

Be that as it may, though, and whether you want to classify this as a notably violent storm, you are still willfully evading the point that a prophecy for "violent weather" is trivial and meaningless. There will be violent weather. That's a known fact. If you are impressed by the prophecies of known facts, well, you are not thinking this through.

Weather, as defined by the World Book Dictionary, is "the condition of the air around and above a certain person or place, temperature, humidity, violence or gentleness of winds, presence or absence of precipitation, clearness or cloudiness, and other such atmospheric conditions”.

Yes, jsfisher, there may be violent weather but have you noticed that recently, after 1979, there are more and more of this violent weather – be they storms, typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones, flooding, tornadoes, bush fires, drought, etc. It may already be spring and yet it snows somewhere. It may be typically summer but it is rainy. It may have been windy at this time of the year but it remains calm. The newspaper may report that the weather is “unseasonably”, “unusual’, etc. Why? Because it is God’s signs that we are in the “last days”.

Ama said that “What is happening to your neighbor will happen in your own house.” As I explained this before, the calamities that are happening in other provinces or countries will happen to your own place as well.

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Old 30th October 2012, 01:10 AM   #164
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Originally Posted by PeaceCrusader View Post
Weather, as defined by the World Book Dictionary, is the condition of the air around and above a certain person or place, temperature, humidity, violence or gentleness of winds, presence or absence of precipitation, clearness or cloudiness, and other such atmospheric conditions”.

Yes, jsfisher, there may be violent weather but have you noticed that recently, after 1979, there are more and more of this violent weather – be they storms, typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones, flooding, tornadoes, bush fires, drought, etc. It may already be spring and yet it snows somewhere. It may be typically summer but it is rainy. It may have been windy at this time of the year but it remains calm. The newspaper may report that the weather is “unseasonably”, “unusual’, etc. Why? Because it is God’s signs that we are in the “last days”.

Ama said that “What is happening to your neighbor will happen in your own house.” As I explained this before, the calamities that are happening in other provinces or countries will happen to your own place as well.
Evasive and false gibberish.

Your anecdotes fail to match the data, and there is no connection between your premise and your conclusion.
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Old 30th October 2012, 01:38 AM   #165
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Originally Posted by PeaceCrusader View Post
...Yes, jsfisher, there may be violent weather but have you noticed that recently, after 1979, there are more and more of this violent weather – be they storms, typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones, flooding, tornadoes, bush fires, drought, etc. It may already be spring and yet it snows somewhere. It may be typically summer but it is rainy. It may have been windy at this time of the year but it remains calm. The newspaper may report that the weather is “unseasonably”, “unusual’, etc. Why? Because it is God’s signs that we are in the “last days”.

Ama said that “What is happening to your neighbor will happen in your own house.” As I explained this before, the calamities that are happening in other provinces or countries will happen to your own place as well.
PC, we live on a planet which has undergone many, many changes over the 4.54 billion years it has existed.
What makes you think the present day conditions are worse than ever?
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Old 30th October 2012, 01:38 AM   #166
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Originally Posted by PeaceCrusader View Post
Yes, jsfisher, there may be violent weather but have you noticed that recently, after 1979, there are more and more of this violent weather –
I have not noticed this and neither has anybody else. Show us some data, or stop making up stuff, which is all you seem to be capable of doing, liar!

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Hi, PC.
The storm seems to have been downgraded to a post tropical storm, claiming 13 dead.

Now, about this alliance between muslim revolutionaries and the Chinese communists that is due to ravage the Philippines...

So you have read that there is an alliance between the Muslim revolutionaries and the communist NPA or New People’s Army in Mindanao (the second largest island in the Philippines). Ama revealed this in one of our sessions with Him, http://aristean.org/d03-pah11.mp3 . The transcript is at http://aristean.org/transcript070.htm titled “Alyansa sa pagitan ng mga Muslim at NPA” (Alliance between the Muslims and NPA). Just think. Why is there no encounter between the Muslim separatists and the NPAs in Mindanao?

In another session, He revealed that there is a group which is willing to finance the war because it wants people to kill one another, maybe, so that they may take over later. I will transcribe that session when I find it.

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Old 30th October 2012, 02:06 AM   #168
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PC, are you telling us the news of a muslim-communist alliance with plans to overrun the Philippines has been revealed in a seance?
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Old 30th October 2012, 02:11 AM   #169
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Originally Posted by PeaceCrusader View Post
The newspaper may report that the weather is “unseasonably”, “unusual’, etc. Why?
Any actual (as opposed to perceived) increase in extreme weather events is fully explained by global warming, which is fully explained by human activities such as burning fossil fuel. There is no more need to invoke divine intervention to explain such events than there is to invoke the existence of volcano gods to explain volcanic eruptions.
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Old 30th October 2012, 02:20 AM   #170
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4. Not Ama’s prophecy. I mentioned this before. Judge Floro consults dwarves. Their names are Luis, Armand, and Angel. I consult a spirit who we (plural) call Ama, the Filipino word for God the Father when capitalized. I wish to emphasize that the experience of talking to a spirit, tape recorded, is not exclusive to me. Anyone present may talk to Him that is why I say "we (plural)".
You wouldn't happen to be Judge Floro, would you?
Is he a friend or relation of yours?

(Judge Floro posting on another forum. Note the similarities with PeaceCrusader).
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Old 30th October 2012, 03:16 AM   #171
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“What is happening to your neighbor will happen in your own house.”
You borrowed your neighbor's draft stoppers, then? That's mean.
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Originally Posted by Kid Eager View Post
Evasive and false gibberish.
Seems like quite genuine gibberish to me.

PC's had a good run, but I think the script writers are running out of ideas.

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Old 30th October 2012, 04:26 AM   #173
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Originally Posted by Evolved Wookie View Post
<delurk>



Seems like quite genuine gibberish to me.

PC's had a good run, but I think the script writers are running out of ideas.

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If it was genuine there would have been a little more effort applied, rather than the flaccid hand-waving and disjointed assertions that we are presented as ostensible evidence of prognostication.

I predict further displays of ineptitude, heresay and ignorance to be allegedly relayed from the alleged prophet.
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I can accept, perhaps, that it's nasty, plastic gibberish, rather than proper, hand-made, leather-bound gibberish that looks good on your shelf, but it's gibberish non-the-less.
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Old 30th October 2012, 04:39 AM   #175
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You wouldn't happen to be Judge Floro, would you?
Is he a friend or relation of yours?

(Judge Floro posting on another forum. Note the similarities with PeaceCrusader).
I see what you mean.
It's hard to choose between dwarves and giantesses, though.
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Yes, jsfisher, there may be violent weather but have you noticed that recently, after 1979, there are more and more of this violent weather – be they storms, typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones, flooding, tornadoes, bush fires, drought, etc. It may already be spring and yet it snows somewhere. It may be typically summer but it is rainy. It may have been windy at this time of the year but it remains calm. The newspaper may report that the weather is “unseasonably”, “unusual’, etc. Why? Because it is God’s signs that we are in the “last days”.
No, this is utterly wrong. God isn't sending "more and more of this violent weather". If it is true that overall there are more violent weather events (which you have not demonstrated with actual data), then it is due to global warming. A hundred years ago maybe even fifty years ago, a hurricane or other weather event would have only been reported locally. Now with rolling 24/7 news channels, every weather event is world wide news so it feels like there are more hurricanes. But it's just that they are reported more. We have very little idea what the weather was like prior to records being kept in the way they are today, the planet was here for billions of years before humans evolved and will likely be here for billions of years after humans have gone.

Most scientists agree that this global warming is due to the effects of our industrialised world. We've built on flood plains, we've deforested large swathes of land, and we've released tonnes of CO2 etc into the atmosphere. We are reaping what we've sown but none of it is down to a God, it's all natural processes.
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Man, I have a killer comment ready to go but I know if I post it the mods will toss me into the witch's brew that Akhenaten is stirring up in about 3 nanoseconds. Sometimes the MA can be a bitch.


Did you know that the spirit of SezMe which speaks to me (singular) through my desk lamp passed on your comment and that I, along with many others (plural) enjoyed it immensely?
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3.1415926

As an example, here is 100 pages' worth of discussion of Ama's prediction that the 2012 Summer Olympics would not be held because a very short World War III would happen before or during, killing 2/3 (or so) of the world population. I don't recall either of those happening, do you?
I don't either, but to be fair, the coverage by NBC really sucked. Who knows what they missed?
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No, this is utterly wrong. God isn't sending "more and more of this violent weather".
God must have really been pissed at the world before humans came along, because the weather was atrocious for most of the first couple of billion years.

Several times it rained molten rock for a century or more. Better grab an umbrella!
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So you have read that there is an alliance between the Muslim revolutionaries and the communist NPA or New People’s Army in Mindanao (the second largest island in the Philippines). Ama revealed this in one of our sessions with Him, http://aristean.org/d03-pah11.mp3 . The transcript is at http://aristean.org/transcript070.htm titled “Alyansa sa pagitan ng mga Muslim at NPA” (Alliance between the Muslims and NPA). Just think. Why is there no encounter between the Muslim separatists and the NPAs in Mindanao?

In another session, He revealed that there is a group which is willing to finance the war because it wants people to kill one another, maybe, so that they may take over later. I will transcribe that session when I find it.


Philippines and Muslim rebels sign key peace plan

BBC News - 15 October 2012

The Philippines has signed a framework peace plan with the country's largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
The deal follows lengthy negotiations aimed at ending a 40-year conflict that has cost an estimated 120,000 lives.

The agreement was reached in early October after talks in Malaysia and provides for a new autonomous region in part of the south where Muslims are a majority in a mainly Catholic nation.



The framework deal was signed by the chief negotiators of the government and the rebels, and witnessed by President Benigno Aquino and MILF leader Murad Ebrahim at the presidential palace in Manila.

The two leaders met and exchanged gifts ahead of the signing. Murad Ebrahim, said to be in his 60s, is the first MILF leader to visit the palace.

''This is the sound of peace,'' he said, banging on a traditional Muslim gong that he presented to Mr Aquino.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19944101


Perhaps Ama should watch the BBC News.
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... Several times it rained molten rock for a century or more ...
That's what'll happen in the Spratly Islands if the Chinese get riled up! Then PC will have ten wives and a new house, draught proof, too.
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It's hard to choose between dwarves and giantesses, though.
I have never experienced such a dilemma.
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Philippines and Muslim rebels sign key peace plan

BBC News - 15 October 2012

The Philippines has signed a framework peace plan with the country's largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
The deal follows lengthy negotiations aimed at ending a 40-year conflict that has cost an estimated 120,000 lives.

The agreement was reached in early October after talks in Malaysia and provides for a new autonomous region in part of the south where Muslims are a majority in a mainly Catholic nation.



The framework deal was signed by the chief negotiators of the government and the rebels, and witnessed by President Benigno Aquino and MILF leader Murad Ebrahim at the presidential palace in Manila.

The two leaders met and exchanged gifts ahead of the signing. Murad Ebrahim, said to be in his 60s, is the first MILF leader to visit the palace.

''This is the sound of peace,'' he said, banging on a traditional Muslim gong that he presented to Mr Aquino.
Read More:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19944101


Perhaps Ama should watch the BBC News.
Dude, for real? They call themselves MILF?

ETA: I bet they get some real funny email.
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Dude, for real? They call themselves MILF?

ETA: I bet they get some real funny email.


I'll bet they don't react to it very well.

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I'll bet they don't react to it very well.

Oooo, good comeback!
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@Craig B, #57
@fagin, #58
@Agatha, #63

Yes, Craig B, fagin, Agatha, and others, my consolation in the failed 2012 Olympic Games (OG) in London prophecy is that there is still the tensions at the Spratly Islands which the Philippines is claiming. The prophesied world war may not have happened during the OG but there is still that Sword of Damocles hanging because of this conflict on the South China Sea.

Why did the prophecy at the OG not happen? Maybe because the only true God is still giving time for non-believers to change and come back to Him. As He said in my response to pakeha in message #528 in “The crucifixion of Jesus Christ” thread:

“This is what Ama said if I remember right: He will tell us the truth. If we do not want to believe Him, He will still try. If after trying and we still do not believe, then He and us will call it quits. ‘Paciencia’. We bear the consequence of our action.”
The prophecy failed because the prophet is a fraud. God is not doing anything to anyone, because he/she/it doesn't exist.

Why not ignore these ramblings of a so-called prophet, get out and enjoy yourself instead?
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@Agatha, #63

Isn’t it that the concern of people these days is about global warming or climate change? Why can people not attribute that these changes are signs from the only true God?
Because there is no god.
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God must have really been pissed at the world before humans came along, because the weather was atrocious for most of the first couple of billion years.

Several times it rained molten rock for a century or more. Better grab an umbrella!
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I've been told that hurricanes, wars and diseases are humanity's punishment for the Fall. Hell of a loving father that does that to billions of his children based on the misstep of two of them.
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BBC News - 15 October 2012
The Philippines has signed a framework peace plan with the country's largest Muslim rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
The more MILFs the better, I reckon. Gets my vote. It'll do wonders for the Phillipines tourist industry.

On another tangent, I think someone dropped this->(nic)

So, did AMA read the news before "foreseeing" this amazing development?

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@Shiner #189


Did you know that MILF news is good news?

Take only what is good for you and reject what is evil (plural).


FYI:

Yes, copy your msg about the (nic). Losers gotta do what losers do. By their works shall we know them.

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The newspaper may report that the weather is “unseasonably”, “unusual’, etc. Why?
Because otherwise it wouldn't be a very interesting read, would it? Have you ever actually taken a look at what news headlines are like? Everything is "shock", "disaster", "catastrophy" or something like that. You never see stories like "Another week of unremarkable weather at the US east coast". Why?
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@ Akhenaten #190

Thankyou, Akhenaten for your comment that MILF news is good news. This has been proven by me (singular) to be true and correct.

Do you know, Akhenaten, that your statement "Take only what is good for you and reject what is evil (plural)." is also as I myself (singular) have found to be true according to my my (singular) studies?

Did you know it was first revealed to me in 1984 by a doorknob (steel) in the high school canteen that what you say is the truth?,

FYI, "Losers gotta do what losers do" I did not consider this to be true until 18 years later (2004) , when I extensively studied the comic books for four (4) years (2004-2008) It is as predicted by the great Uma of the Samurai sword, whom was sent from heaven many years before her birth for the purposes of planting the seeds for the door knob tree.

Did you also know that the Great Spirit of Uma (of the Samurai sword) makes speeches from a doorknob in the western Sydney high school that I have attended in person?

Could you please google for me, what is the gestation period for "steel doorknob trees?"
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Old 2nd November 2012, 03:35 AM   #193
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MILF made me do a proper and real laugh out loud. As did Shiner's post.
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Old 7th November 2012, 08:26 AM   #194
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amazingly (read not) This thread slowly sank to page 2. Bumping for answers from PC.

I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 1st December 2012, 12:01 AM   #195
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AIDS epidemic

Today is World AIDS Day. It has been more than 30 years since it first appeared and yet, no vaccine has been found yet.

On 1979-10-19, 19 prophecies were revealed, one on them states as follows:
“A disease known as GOTACURAL will occur in epidemic proportions all over the land, and such disease will be incurable even by the known specialists of the medical profession.” The article containing these prophecies was published on the Philippine Panorama on 1980-03-30.

Details about GOTACURAL may be found at http://aristean.org/gotacural.htm .
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Old 1st December 2012, 12:05 AM   #196
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Oh dear.
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Old 1st December 2012, 12:18 AM   #197
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Originally Posted by PeaceCrusader View Post
Today is World AIDS Day. It has been more than 30 years since it first appeared and yet, no vaccine has been found yet.

On 1979-10-19, 19 prophecies were revealed, one on them states as follows:
“A disease known as GOTACURAL will occur in epidemic proportions all over the land, and such disease will be incurable even by the known specialists of the medical profession.” The article containing these prophecies was published on the Philippine Panorama on 1980-03-30.

Details about GOTACURAL may be found at http://aristean.org/gotacural.htm .
Being diagnosed HIV positive is a blessing from god?

That is a sickening belief.
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Old 1st December 2012, 01:01 AM   #198
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So, is AIDS the consolation prize for no global nuclear war, now?
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Old 1st December 2012, 01:03 AM   #199
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Seek help.
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Originally Posted by PeaceCrusader View Post
Today is World AIDS Day. It has been more than 30 years since it first appeared and yet, no vaccine has been found yet.

On 1979-10-19, 19 prophecies were revealed, one on them states as follows:
“A disease known as GOTACURAL will occur in epidemic proportions all over the land, and such disease will be incurable even by the known specialists of the medical profession.” The article containing these prophecies was published on the Philippine Panorama on 1980-03-30.

Details about GOTACURAL may be found at http://aristean.org/gotacural.htm .

Not this garbage again.

"PeaceCrusader," just give up this idiocy. You are not going to convince anyone here of it.

I will report this thread, because it does not merit being in the "Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology" forum. It is nonsense.
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