to Ponder About
The purpose of Points to Ponder About
is to stimulate thinking that would draw the disoriented Faithful back
to God (**) and
away from the hypocritical duplicity of some religious institutions
which are destroying the little faith left on earth.
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April 29th, 2009
Do you wonder.... how private and/or how secure your computer is - or,
for that matter, your life is? Wonder no more.
Quoting from an article published on 1999 - Careless mistake reveals
Windows by NSA (1):
Fernandez of Cryptonym, the result of having the secret key inside your
Windows operating system "is that it is tremendously easier for the NSA
to load unauthorized security services on all copies of Microsoft
Windows, and once these security services are loaded, they can
effectively compromise your entire operating system". The NSA key is
contained inside all versions of Windows from Windows 95 OSR2 onwards.
believes that NSA's built-in loophole can be turned round against the
snoopers. The NSA key inside CAPI can be replaced by your own key, and
used to sign cryptographic security modules from overseas or
unauthorised third parties, unapproved by Microsoft or the NSA. This is
exactly what the US government has been trying to prevent. A
demonstration "how to do it" program that replaces the NSA key can be
found on Cryptonym's
Another "conspiracy theory" busted... ...and that was even before the
As the saying goes: "Naked as a Jaybird!"
Published on April 26th, 2009
[Mary, Mother of Good Counsel]
Do you wonder.... what kind of theo-logic the Roman Catholic Church
uses to condemn abortion under any circumstance (1) - with which we
fully agree -
while at the same time it appears that it accepts or justifies a "just
war" (2) -
considering that both are fundamented on the clear Divine Command: Thou
shalt not kill?
The misconception is primarily due to the fact that the popular
interpretation of "just war" has been stretched - as it is usual
- beyond recognition. A review of the referred to
will attest to that.
We do not approve of war under
any circumstances but also recognize that to take that stand it
requires a level of Faith than only a successful Evangelization effort
would achieve or a direct Divine intervention in a soul.
through 2275 Roman Catholic Catechism
through 2317 Roman Catholic Catechism
Published on April 19th, 2009
Do you wonder.... what is exactly the "oil" that Jesus speaks about in
the Parable of the Ten Virgins? [Matthew
As you may recall, when the groom arrived only five virgins had "oil
for the lamps" and five did not. The five which did not have said "oil"
went to the suppliers to get some but it was too late for them. Upon
their return the doors had already been closed.
Jesus concluded the Parable with the following statement: 13 Watch ye
therefore, because you know not the day nor the hour
Wonder no more! Behold the "oil":
Then shall the king say to them that
shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you
the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I
was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to
drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in:
36 Naked, and you covered me: sick,
and you visited me: I was in
prison, and you came to me. 37 Then shall the just answer him, saying:
Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and fed thee; thirsty, and gave thee
drink? 38 And when did we see thee a stranger, and took thee in? or
naked, and covered thee? 39 Or when did we see thee sick or in prison,
and came to thee? 40 And the king answering, shall say to them: Amen I
say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren,
you did it to me. [Matthew
You see, when the bridegroom or
the king, a.k.a. Jesus Christ returns
(or one goes to meet Him by expiring before the Second Coming) there is
no time to go back and quickly "fill our hands" with good deeds - the
"oil". It will be entirely too late.
What's the grumbling we hear in the back of the room about His Mercy?
Indeed His Mercy knows no limit but that is reserved for
those who knew
no better because of the failed Evangelization; however, the five
virgins with no oil in their lamps knew better, otherwise they would
not have been waiting for Him with (empty) lamps in hand.
Allow us to remind one and all not to bank with careless abandon on His
Mercy. That can only
be done when we have fully done our part. Not as
the Church Administration did
the crystal clear AND
simple instructions given through the Fatima events.
horrendous consequences of ignoring instructions from Heaven
Published on April 16th, 2009
Do you wonder.... if the science
fiction concept of artificially induced earthquakes is just that: Pure
No need to wonder about this anymore. Prayerfully review the following
well referenced report, courtesy of our dear IC, and meditate on all
question of whether Nikola Tesla did any research into artificially
induced earthquakes, the answer would be a qualified “yes”.
Nikola Tesla, as you are aware, was a prolific
inventor. U.S. Patent No. 514,169, Tesla's Reciprocating Engine (1)
formed the basis of
what he would later call telegeodynamics
it, one could find underground ore or oil deposits via the vibrations
generated by his machine which he referred to as a “controlled
There are several stories of an experiment that Tesla did around 1888
wherein he secured a version of his device to a metal beam in his
building, the device supposedly was small enough to be hidden in a
coat, and resulted in the building as well as the surrounding area to
be shaken as if it were experiencing an earthquake. Apparently, the
situation became alarming enough that the police were called in and
they arrived just in time to witness Tesla smashing his machine to
pieces with a sledge hammer. (4)
How much progress did he make in this field? Not
much, it seems. While he was confident that he could put his theories
in this area to use, aside from telegeodynamics he also envisioned a
world-wide telephony network wherein one would be able to transmit
sound as well as video through the earth (5)
, he never quite got
around to it, his energies and finances having been exhausted in other
projects. Monied interests as well as the incredulity of most people
and his own pacifist nature, seemed to be the most effective barriers
to his inventive aspirations. It is worth noting however, that Tesla
himself stated that he believed he could split the Earth in two were he
so inclined. And that it would only take him a few weeks to vibrate the
Earth's crust to such an extent that it would rise and fall hundreds of
feet and effectively end civilization as we know it. (6)
(5) Nikola Tesla Sees a
The New York Times, October 3,
Tesla, Dreamer by Allan L.
We have chosen to publish the above ahead of schedule because the
security of miguel de Portugal and the discharge of his functions seem
to have been compromised.
In God we continue to trust....
Published on April 13th, 2009
Do you wonder.... why you now hear so
much about Catholicism in the US as well as about the never ending
Pilgrimages to Marian Apparition sites, yet, from the the political,
natural and social events of the last ten to twenty years one may
surmise that God seems to have forgotten the US?
The answer is quite simple: According
to Gallup Poll trends (1)
on church attendance among American
Christians, weekly attendance among Protestants has been fairly steady
over the past six decades, averaging 42% in 1955 versus 45% in the
middle of the current decade. However, attendance among Roman Catholics
dropped from 75% to 45% over the same period.
As we have said before: Talk is cheap; we must live/walk the talk.
There are no substitute for the benefit of the Sacraments, prayers and
But, let us not run around in circles blaming Vatican II or worse yet,
ask God to account for His absence a la Ratzinger (2). Once the
published by Gallup is reviewed it becomes quite obvious that the drop
started well before Vatican II.
(2) Where was
Published on April 12th, 2009
Do you wonder.... what could be better than to know that Jesus
To truly believe it in your heart!
Published on April 9th through
11th, 2009 [Holy Week Triduum]
Do you wonder.... what is the best way to spend this
time - outside the scheduled Liturgies?
Wonder no more! The best way is in the prayerful meditation of The Stations of the Cross.
Published on April 6th, 2009
[Monday of Holy Week]
Do you wonder.... why the
"spontaneous" demonstrations against the "rubber stamp" G-20 Financial
Summit in London were mild-to-boring, whereas the NATO Summit drew the
"spontaneous wrath of and enraged public"?
Because what was needed to make the necessary changes (for the New
International Order) in the financial sector of the world has already
been set into motion: The collapse of the worldwide financial system.
Now, the public will accept practically anything without the necessity
of staged street mob theatrics.
However, to introduce Phase II of the program - the Worldwide Police
State - the world population still needs to be scared witless before
they would happily agree to the installation of security cameras in
every toilet stall of the world, were that necessary for the masters of
the New International Order.
It is really very simple to discern if one is not submerged in the
usual sea of denial humaniy is well known for.
Published on April 3rd, 2009
Do you wonder.... how the US
and the forced-into allies plan to win the war against the Taliban in
Afghanistan which is fueled by a mixture of religious fanaticism and
drug trade of a planetary scope and it cannot even make a dent in the
drug trafficking, with all its nefarious consequences and prime TV
coverage, through the US-Mexico border?
Well, we do too....
Published on March 31st, 2009
Do you wonder.... why in a
recent communication we stated: "Not
only we ask our children to fight
ridiculous and bloody war
(against "terrorism"), a war that will
never be won,..." ? Allow
us to explain.
One must go to the origin of the Islamist extremist terrorist attacks:
They do not want the US to "pollute"
countries. Iran itself labeled the US as the "Great Satan"
Unfortunately, the US political leaders cannot understand how to exert
influence in a country without making it "like the US" in all aspects.
For example: When you walk into the main shopping mall in Ankara
(Turkey's capital) - if one ignores the writing in a foreign language
one could think the location was New York, Houston or Orange County
(California). Fortunately, the Turkish society, although mostly Muslim,
is rather open and without extremes. However, that same shopping mall
(and display windows) may not be acceptable in Kabul or Baghdad. We
could write pages upon pages of examples which are more subtle yet more
Therefore - what we are facing is a system-rejection
phenomena which may or may not be justified (depending whom you
but exists just the same. In this case, those who are doing the
rejecting use God as their reason and are willing to die (human bombs)
just as the early Christian Martyrs who, for totally different
reasons, believed that they were Glorifying God by becoming martyrs in
the early centuries of Christianity.
Therefore, given an "irresistible force" - religious fanaticism until
death, encountering an "unmovable object" - a refusal by Western Powers
to change their methods to better influence said Muslim countries, will
only yield more terrorism and greater reprisals until one or the other
acknowledges defeat. Now, the question is: Which one?
Consider the following - during the Viet Nam war, the driving force
behind the North Vietnamese was considerably less than the driving
force generated by religious fanaticism; man has not change an iota in
6,000 years; therefore, the "human rules", with the consequential
outcome, that applied in the Viet Nam war still apply.
Mercifully, God will step in before humanity destroys itself to the joy
of satan - nonetheless - there will be rivers of blood flowing before
all will come to a brutal stop.
As we wrote on September 19, 2001 - Terrorism IS NOT the problem;
the problem is Religious Fanaticism. The "brilliant and
world leaders have not caught on yet that they are fighting the wrong
enemy thus using ALL the wrong weapons.
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it has been given to you
the mysteries of the kingdom of
heaven, but to them it has not been given. ..... Therefore I speak to
them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do
not hear, nor do they understand.... Lest they should see with their
eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their
hearts and be converted so that I should heal them." [Matthew
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