Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Who's afraid of the guy in the big red suit?

A couple of clips of my two-year-old niece and her encounters with Santa.

This Santa she had no problem with. But this one is a different story.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Pastor's Forum with Ron Paul and Pastor Chuck Baldwin

Approximately three and one half minutes into the video the actual pastor's forum will start, where Pastor Chuck Baldwin gives his endorsement of Ron Paul and why he believes he is the ONLY true pro-life candidate. Baldwin also talks about the Constitution and why it is so important for Christians to support a candidate like Ron Paul who has clearly demonstrated by his voting record that he takes his oath to the Constitution seriously.

The first part of the video is footage of Ron Paul on the campaign trail.

To view the Pastor's Forum click here.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Meet the Cast

There are at least two Tulsa Ron Paul Meet-Up members appearing in this video from New Hampshire. They sacrificed by moving all the way to New Hampshire to help the Ron Paulers in that state get Ron elected.

Oklahoma State Ron Paul Rally

Oklahoma State Capital Ron Paul Rally.

Here's some footage I took of the state capital rally. I didn't have a tri-pod and my back was killing me so you'll have to humor me with some of the camera shake you see. :)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Israel National Radio Show Host Talks about Ron Paul


Listen as the host of Israel National Radio talks about why he and his guest, Mr. Ben-Gad, support Ron Paul for president. It's a great interview on the merits of a Ron Paul Presidency.

It's short - only twenty-six minutes long.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Ron Paul's Full Page Ad in USA Today



If you're a Ron Paul fan be sure to pick up a copy of the USA Today November 21st edition. Someone took out a full-page ad for Ron Paul.

Here it is in .PDF format.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Our Ron Paul March

This past October we had a "Ron Paul March" down Brookside Street in Tulsa. It was fun and we received lots of positive reactions both from passing motorists and pedestrians.

I am truly amazed at the diverse groups of people that are attracted to Dr. Paul's message of liberty and a return to the kind of government our founders originally envisioned for America - one based on the Rule of Law, limited government and a CLEAR separation of powers. We have Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Constitutionalists, old, young, and everyone in between in our Ron Paul Meet-Up group, and this seems to be the norm for all of the other RP Meet-Up groups as well.

If you have not yet decided on which candidate you are going to support for president, I would encourage you to visit the Ron Paul Library, where you will gain an in-depth understanding on nearly all of Dr. Paul's stances on the issues.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ron Paul leads in most donations from the military.

Fox News Interview below points out that Ron Paul leads all presidential candidates in donations from members of the military!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Airport


























I snapped this one (Click on the photograph for a larger view) today of an American Airlines Captain washing his own windshield as I was sitting in the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport. We flew in from Columbus, Ohio after having spent five days visiting family and friends there. More pics and stories later.

The bird is a Boeing 767.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Bath Day for Doggy

Well today it was doggy bath day for our German Shepherd, Jewel. There is a new business in town (Route 66 Dog Wash) that makes it rather simple to wash your own dog - a novel idea really. You can see from the details in the video how it works. Just walk your dog up the ramp into the wash basin (no more stooping over to wash Rover) and start washing. The basin has a grate for the dog to stand on which allows the water to pass down through a drain to the floor. There is a dial you turn to get the desired wash cycle: Rinse, Shampoo, Conditioner, Blow Dry Big Dog, Blow Dry Little Dog, Warm blow dry or room temperature. Neat, huh?

We spent a total of around 11 bucks, but now that we know how it works, next time it will probably be cheaper for us because of familiarity.

Walla! No more dirty, stinky dog!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Stop Alien Abductions

Thought Screen Helmets. Pick up yours today!!

But wait! There's more. If you call within the next ten minutes you will also receive your very own cosmic ray gun blaster at the unbelievably low price of $19.99. Call now because supplies are limited!







Note: While I do believe there is legitimacy to the UFO phenomenon and that they will factor in heavily with the end time deception written about in Scripture, which I'm not making light of, I find the helmet angle to be quite comical. :)



Thought Screen Helmets. Pick up yours today!!
But wait! There's more. If you call within the next ten minutes you will also receive your very own cosmic ray gun blaster at the unbelievably low price of $19.99. Call now because supplies are limited!


Note: While I do believe there is legitimacy to the UFO phenomenon and that they will factor in heavily with the end time deception written about in Scripture, and I'm not making light of that, I find the helmet angle to be quite comical. :)


Saturday, August 18, 2007

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

I took my daughter to an area wildlife sanctuary today. Six minutes into the video you will see her feeding a 1,000 pound Liger (a Lion/Tiger Mix).


Safari Zoo.

Firefox users may want to toggle back to IE for this video clip because of its size. For some reason Firefox won't stream a WMV clip, which means you'll have to wait for the entire clip to load up into your memory before it will start playing.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Ron Paul : When in the course of human events...



A true champion of the people and of a restoration of our hard-won Constitutional liberties, and yet because most people only receive their information from the corporate media outlets, and believe them, they don't recognize the real thing when it comes along.

God help us!

But the movement is growing. There are people out there who still do have enough discernment to see the truth when it comes knocking.

-Bryan


During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
-George Orwell

All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
-George Orwell

Saturday, July 21, 2007

The Restoration of Habeas Corpus? I Hope So.

Hurray! Finally some common sense is returning to the nation's capital: The restoration of Habeas Corpus is now being debated. Without this right, all of our other rights are meaningless.

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
-Lord Acton






Tuesday, July 10, 2007

A Screen Capture of my Desktop



A screen capture of my current desktop icons and wallpaper. I think the wallpaper is a picture of a forest in the Pacific Northwest. Boy, what I wouldn't give to be there now. So beautiful.

Okay. Now you can go ahead and snoop around my icons to see a sampling of what kind of software I use. Go ahead, you know you want to. :)

Hey, that gives me an idea for a practical joke. Since I saved the screen capture in the same resolution my monitor operates in, I think I'll maximize it and just leave it open. The next time my wife comes in to use the computer and she clicks on the icons, they won't work, and she'll call me in to ask me what's wrong with the computer.

My classic reply: What in the world have you done to the computer now???!!!

Ornery? Yes. But you gotta have some fun now and then!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

An Old Honeywell Ad

An ad from 1977. Who would have thought back then how email would revolutionize the way we communicate today?

Notice the old office desk. I still see some of those old dinosaurs around offices now and then.

Friday, July 06, 2007

The 10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts

Over the last few hundred years, many perplexing artifacts have been unearthed that do not fit the currently excepted theories of geology and the history of man.

read more | digg story

Monday, July 02, 2007

Saturday, June 23, 2007

This morning's outing...

I was out and about this morning during another one of our frequent (at least lately) rainstorms and took this footage. The road where I made the splash with the Jeep is the north/south road just behind the water treatment plant at the lake. The flooded bridge you see is right in front of Frank Robson's place. The bridge further down is just west of Franks' place, in that newer addition. And yes, I, too, forded through the water just like the other brave souls you saw. :)

I took a lot of still photographs too, which I will post later.

If you're having trouble viewing the video on the Internet, choose "Save Target As", which will allow you to view it on your hard drive.

-Bryan

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Microsoft's New Technology

Technology marches on. Can you think of a Tom Cruise movie where similar technology is displayed?

The Small Guy

I haven't had time lately to write anything of any substance so videos and pictures will have to do for now.

The Small Guy

Thursday, June 14, 2007

More heavy rains in the area

Water, water and more water. Some more pics of Lake Claremore and surrounding area after heavy rains. We took these pics on Monday, June 11th.
If you don't have PowerPoint, you can download the free PowerPoint Viewer here to see the file. Also, Firefox seems to do a better job of rendering the original content the way I intended, so it's advisable to either use that browser or right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" to view it on your hard drive.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Little Stinker!!

Look what my daughter posted on my back unbeknownst to me while her mother and I were rearranging her room. And to think, I even went to the supermarket with it still stuck to my back.



What tipped me off to the crime? you may be asking.

My wife burst out laughing just after I got back from the store when she first saw me. Being the inquisitive type, I asked her why, which is when the revelation came.

I'll get her back. :)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

A Video Of Claremore Lake

All, I created this clip in the highest quality setting I've ever used for the Internet, and was wondering how many of you are able to view it? Cable modem users should have no problem at all. I have DSL and had no problems but I have the highest speed setting my ISP has to offer for its DSL package.
Its just a video I took of a local lake, Lake Claremore.
Let me know.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Humor in religion


The Woodpecker Might have to go!











How to tell if a catholic is driving too fast.
Jewish Olympic Swimmer


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The A380 Airbus

Check out these pics of the A380 Airbus. You'll need Powerpoint or Powerpoint viewer to see them.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Oops!

My wife had a little accident earlier this week. Fortunately her SUV is still drivable and she wasn't hurt. As she was pulling into our driveway, she accidentally pressed on the accelerator instead of the brake, landing her right into our front porch.

Since the pictures were first taken, I have straightened up the stones on our porch and I put her grill back together so it wouldn't look quite as bad. Other than being a little embarrassed (the neighbors were out when she did it), she's pretty much over it now.

I'm just glad it wasn't me that did it. Whew!!





Saturday, April 28, 2007

An Educating Tulsa Seminar by Joan Veon

An Educating Tulsa Seminar

Everything you need to know about the United Nations and how to resist its encroachment upon our Constitutional liberties at the local level.

The seminar video above is comprised of three individual files which I have combined into one play-list for convenience. The first two segments are approximately 1 hour in length, and the last segment is about 24 minutes in length. Between segments you will experience a short delay while the next video segment has had a chance to start streaming.

Viewing this video will require a high-speed Internet connection. Also, if you are a Firefox user you may want to right-click (use the zoom feature to %200) in the center of the video to enlarge it for easier viewing.

If you are having trouble viewing the video, then you may right-click on the individual links provided below and choose "Save Target As" in order to download and view them on your hard drive.

Download Disc One
Download Disc Two
Download Disc Three

Please consider supporting a worthy cause by purchasing your own high-quality DVD discs of this seminar from: http://www.operationinformation.com/
And you can visit Joan Veon's web site here: http://www.womensgroup.org/

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Illusion

Here's something neat you can entertain yourselves with. A friend emailed it to me today.

This is another example of an amazing illusion!!! (The last sentence is so true.)

If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, the dots will remain only one color, pink.




However if you stare at the black "+" in the center,
the moving dot turns to green.

Now, concentrate on the black "+" in the center of the picture.
After a short period, all the pink dots will slowly disappear, and you will only see only a single green dot rotating.

It's amazing how our brain works. There really is no green dot, and the pink ones really don't disappear. This should be proof enough that we don't always see what we think we see.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

My Messy Desktop


Here it is, Ladies and Gentleman - my messy desktop. Yes, I know. I need to do some spring-cleaning on it.

Other things I need to do today:

I really need to cut a piece of Plexiglas I brought home from work for our front storm door because our German Shepherd destroyed it the last big storm we had. She jumped the backyard fence and frantically tried to paw her way into the house, smashing the bottom Plexiglas in the process. Fortunately for me I work in maintenance at a hospital and if I wait long enough, eventually I can get materials like Plexiglas without having to pay for it. I was hanging a new eraser board for our E.R. department yesterday and asked them if they really needed the Plexiglas backing they had behind their old eraser board. They said no and the rest is history.

Change the oil in my Jeep. Drudgery but a necessary task.

Attend our daughter's soccer game. I may take some video footage since it's a team she really wants to beat.

We may go shopping for a surround sound system for our T.V. (tax money came back), and a new computer monitor while we're at it because this old one is about to give out. There are lines at the top, which means it has a short. I've put up with it as long as I can. Time for a new one.

Question: Do you think a CRT (cathode ray tube) monitor gives a better picture or are the new LCD monitors the only way to go? I've looked at both and still can't decide which gives a better display.

Friday, April 20, 2007

An FYI worth passing along

Know people like this in your email list? I know I have them in mine. :)

This was forwarded to me today, and the person who forwarded it to me broke the BIGGEST rule in the list, the Bcc: rule. :)


I know I already sent this out to everyone, but for some reason I keep
getting emails with the senders list visible. And our address is right there
for anyone/everyone to take. Please help protect everyone's info. you have
in your address book by following these simple steps! Thanks



Someone who is a computer expert received the following directly from a
system administrator for a corporate system. It is an excellent message
that ABSOLUTELY applies to ALL of us who send e-mails. Please read the
short letter below, even if you're sure you already follow proper
procedures.

Do you really know how to forward e-mails? 50% of us do; 50% DO NOT.

Do you wonder why you get viruses or junk mail? Do you hate it?


Every time you forward an e-mail there is information left over from the
people who got the message before you, namely their e-mail addresses &
names. As the messages get forwarded along, the list of addresses builds,
and builds, and builds, and all it takes is for some poor sap to get a
virus, and his or her computer can send that virus to every E-mail address
that has come across his computer.


Or, someone can take all of those addresses and sell them or send junk
mail to them in the hopes that you will go to the site and he will make five
cents for each hit. That's right, all of that inconvenience over a nickel!
How do you stop it? Well, there are several easy steps:

(1) When you forward an e-mail, DELETE all of the other addresses that
appear in the body of the message (at the top). That's right, DELETE them.
Highlight them and delete them, backspace them, cut them, whatever it is you
know how to do. It only takes a second. You MUST click the "Forward" button
first and then you will have full editing capabilities against the body and
headers of the message. If you don't click on "Forward" first, you won't be
able to edit the message at all.

(2) Whenever you send an e-mail to more than one person, do NOT use the
To: or Cc: fields for adding e-mail addresses. Always use the BCC:(blind
carbon copy) field for listing the e-mail addresses. This is the way the
people you send to will only see their own e-mail address. If you don't see
your BCC: option click on where it says To: and your address list will
appear. Highlight the address and choose BCC: and that's it, it's that easy.
When you send to BCC: your message will automatically say "Undisclosed
Recipients in
the "TO:" field of the people who receive it.

(3) Remove any "FW :" in the subject line. You can re-name the subject
if you wish or even fix spelling.

(4) ALWAYS hit your Forward button from the actual e-mail you are
reading. Ever get those e-mails that you have to open 10 pages to read the
one page with the information on it? By Forwarding from the actual page you
wish someone to view, you stop them from having
to open many e-mails just to see what you sent.

(5) Have you ever gotten an email that is a petition? It states a
position and asks you to add your name and address and to forward it to 10
or 15 people or your entire address book. The email can be forwarded on and
on and can collect thousands of names and email addresses. A FACT: The
completed petition is actually worth a couple of bucks to a professional
spammer because of the wealth of valid names and email addresses contained
therein. If you want to support the petition, send it as your own personal
letter to the intended recipient. Your position may carry more weight as a
personal letter than a laundry list of names and email address on a
petition. (Actually, if you think about it, who's supposed to send the
petition in to whatever cause it supports? And don't believe the ones that
say that the email is being traced, it just ain't so!)


One of the main ones I hate is the ones that say that something like,
"Send this email to 10 people and you'll see something great run across your
screen." Or sometimes they'll just tease you by saying 'something really
cute will happen.' IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!!!!! (Trust me, I'm still seeing
some of the same ones that I waited on 10 years ago!)


I don't let the bad luck ones scare me either, they get trashed... could
be why I haven't won the lottery.. except that I haven't bought a ticket
anyhow!)


Before you forward an 'Amber Alert', or a 'Virus Alert', or some of the
other ones floating around nowadays, check them out before you forward them.
Most of them are junk mail that's been circling the net for YEARS! Just
about everything you receive in an email that is in question can be checked
out at Snopes or TruthorFiction. Just go to www.snopes.com or
www.truthorficton.com. It's really easy to find out if it's real or not.
If it's not, please don't pass it on.

So please, in the future, let's stop the junk mail and the viruses.

Finally, here's an idea!!! Let's send this on to others (but strip my
address off first, please). This is something that SHOULD be forwarded.

Have a Great Day!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Oops!

Well, what can I say? Things just get slippery when wet!

The youngster is my step-brother.

Google Reportedly Purchases Land At Pryor Industrial Plant

This is some exciting news for our neck of the woods. We were just talking about this in my shop today. I guess the word on the street is that Google is interested in our area because we have good, stable power; something that Google in their present location doesn't have. Apparently they routinely experience brown-outs, not a good combination if you're trying to maintain thousands of web servers.

There is even talk that our power company, GRDA, will build them their own sub-station as an extra incentive to build here.

Pryor is a small town just fourteen mile east of Claremore, where I live.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Internet Connection Speed



These are the latest speed-test figures for my DSL connection. Back when I had dial-up the fasted download speed I could attain was 52 kbps, quite a difference from the connection I have now, which to me is blazing fast; however I do understand that there are cable broadband users who routinely clock in at 10,000 kbps or better for download speeds. I guess cable is still king for the fastest connections in most instances, but from what I read it can slow down appreciably when lots of people in the same neighborhood jump online at the same time, not that that happens very often though.

DSL doesn't have that problem.

We'd probably have a cable Internet connection too if it weren't for the convenience of our Internet charges being tacked on to our monthly phone bill.

Here's the link to test your connection. But be sure to choose a server closest to where you live. I'd be interested to know what your results are.

Friday, April 06, 2007

The Burger Brothers


These two brothers were good childhood friends of my brother and I and we would never have guessed that they would have been capable of the acts they committed. Naturally my brother and I were shocked and saddened when we first heard the story on the news back in '89. We spent a lot of time together as kids and did all the things boys normally do: Ride bikes, camp, fish, hunt, tell spooky stories, play hide-and-seek and so forth and so on. There was no obvious indication of the deviant behavior that led them both to the prison terms they now serve.

We lost contact with the Burger brothers after 1977; we just grew apart as childhood friends sometimes do and didn't hear anymore about them until they were in the news.

You just never know.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

William Lundigan

Ever hear of this actor?

Here's some of my hometown history regarding a visit by actor William Lundigan.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Hunting for arrowheads


I'm thinking about taking up a new hobby: Hunting for arrowheads.

Not far from where I live is a hill called "The Claremore Mound", where an Osage Indian village used to be. A Great Granddad of mine used to live at the base of the Mound, and right after it rained he would climb up the hill and look around for arrowheads that had been newly exposed by the rains. As a child I remember seeing hundreds of the arrowheads he had collected over the years and I always wanted to give it a try myself someday.

The thought of finding artifacts of civilizations long-extinct has always intrigued me. When I held some of my Granddad's arrowheads in my hand, I would remember wondering what the person's life might have been like who made it and how different life must have been in general: What hardships did the individual face on a daily basis, and what joys and sorrows had they experienced during the course of his or her life? I would also wonder how old the arrowheads really were.

Interesting food for thought.

A friend and I were talking about hunting for arrowheads the other day and he knows a guy who paid cash for a new Toyota pick-up, which was funded solely by the sale of his arrowheads to collectors. Evidently, if documented accurately, hunting for arrowheads can also be aprofitable endeavor.

I don't know if I'll have the time to do this anytime soon, but when I do get the chance I'll post more about it.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Denbo Cemetery

I paid a visit to the Denbo Cemetery today, a very old, mostly-forgotten family cemetery in Catoosa, OK, where a lot of my ancestors are buried. I didn't photograph this stone when Dad and I were there four years ago. I think the child may have been Mattie (Denbo) Daughertery's daughter, since its name is also Mattie and the stone sits right next to Mattie's stone.

The date is hard to read in the large photograph but I when I blew it up I realized the child was only seven months old when she died, not an uncommon thing to happen back then, unfortunately. :(

Mattie was a Great, Great, Aunt of mine.


Saturday, March 10, 2007

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air once again here in Oklahoma after a long, hard winter. I heard the birds singing their hearts out this morning just outside my window -- one of the simple pleasures in life I truly enjoy, especially since it brings with it the promise of green grass, warmer weather, and flowers and trees soon to be in full bloom.

On a different note, this looks like a great film to see.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Computer been a bit sluggish lately?



If you have the McAfee antivirus, anti-spyware, and firewall software bundle, my advice is to get ride of it because it's basically junk! I have worked on four different computers for people who have had this software bundle on their PC's, and without exception when I deleted the software from their computers their problems went away.

Symptoms of a McAfee-infected computer will include sluggishness, not being able to access certain (and usually harmless) web sites, and undoing changes the owners have made to their own computers. The McAfee bundle is truly totalitarian in nature and Dell seems quite content to bundle it with their machines for some reason, as the machines I worked on were all Dell's.

The alternatives?

Here is a list of freeware (which I also use) that will do the job of protecting your computer just fine, and without cost to you.

1) Ad-Aware se for getting rid of spyware
2) AVG Antivirus
3) ZoneAlarm Firewall

I've been using these products for some time now and they are worth every penny, even though they won't cost you a dime!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Exponentially Speaking...

"Did You Know"?
I thought I'd try this again now that I've got a new hosting company.

More about that later...

Daniel 12:4
4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.