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Funny thing about Robots

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Queen News of the World

American artist Frank Kelly Freas altered his 1953 painting for Queen’s album art.

They used to cling and clang. They were faceless and only had numbers for identification.
We now refer to them as “A” “I” creatures. But robots, as they will always be known,
only get the AI designation if they are higher up in the chip processing pecking order.

What is our fascination with a pile of bolts and silica personified? Power?

Is it that we want more than just a reflection of what we see? Relationship?

Is it that we are so surrounded by wonderful creation that we are inspired to re-create creation?

Robots seem to give us a pathway to enhance our own reality. Like Radio Controlled cars and drones.
Not like Virtual Reality (VR) at all. More so in a physical way.

These days robots can be much more.
How is this possible?
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Billy Graham – not gone, just moving on ahead as promised

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

William “Billy” Franklin Graham Jr. KBE was born November 7, 1918 and died February 21, 2018. Billy was an American evangelist, a significant evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister. He is still considered one of the most influential preachers of the 20th century. His evangelical revivals are re-broadcast into the 21st century.

Be of Good Cheer
” ‘Jesus said, I have overcome the world.’ Now, Jesus made this statement just before he went to Gethsemane and just before he went to Calvary. He warned the disciples in that upper room. He said, ‘As the world hated me, it will hate you, too.’

“He used the word COSMOS, the world SYSTEM. Not the Earth. Not the trees. Not the Nature, but the WORLD SYSTEM. And, the Bible teaches that this WORLD SYSTEM is dominated by EVIL. Satanic cosmic principles of force and greed and selfishness and ambition and pleasure seem to be in control most of the time. Continue reading

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John One (intro) Latin – English – Klingon

In principio erat Verbvm, et Verbvm erat apvd Devm,
et Devs erat Verbvm.
Hoc erat in principio apvd Devm.

Omnia per ipsvm facta svnt:
et sine ipso factvm est nihil, qvod factvm est:
in ipso vita erat,
et vita erat lvx hominvm:
et lvx in tenebris lvcet,
et tenebrae eam non comprehendervnt.

Fvit homo missvs a Deo,
cvi nomen etat Ioannes.
Hic venit in testimonivm,
vt testimonivm perbiberet de Lvmine,
Vt onmes crederent per illvm.

Non erat ille Lvx,
de vt testimonivm perhiberet de Lvmine.

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with G_d,
and the Word was G_d.
The same was in the beginning with G_d.

All things were made by Him,
and without Him
was made nothing that was made.
In Him was the life
and the life was the Light of men:
and the light shines in the darkness
and the darkness did not comprehend. it.

There was a man sent from G_d,
whose name was John.
This man came for a witness
to bear witness of the Light,
that all men through Him might believe.

He was not the Light,
but was to bear witness of the Light.

qaStaHvIS bI’reS mu’.
‘ej mu’ je jay’,
mu’ ‘ej qeylIS.
rap neH ghaH qeylIS bI’reS.

henmoH Hoch pong ghaH.
‘ej HurDaq ghaH
pagh ‘oH ‘e’ chenmoH.
molbogh yIn
ghaH yIn tIS loD:
‘ej qaStaHvIS darkness boch wov
‘ej wej comprehend darkness. ‘oH.

loD ngeH vo’ g_d tu’lu’.
pong yo’a’neS.
‘umwI’ Ha’ loD
wov ‘umwI’ SIQ.
vaj chaq ‘e’ luHar Hoch loD vegh ghaH.

ghaH ‘oHbe’ wov.
‘ach wov ‘umwI’ SIQ.