In our ongoing attempts to establish more regular exercise in our lives, my wife and I moved into this walking kick at one time, and we're trying to get back into it now. My wife actually took the research approach, including reading books on walking, which I wasn't sure was necessary since I've been walking since I was about a year old. One of those books was by a man who literally walked across America. I was hoping that was not one of my wife's goals for our exercise program. Well, I was intrigued by an observation made by this super- walker. When someone asked him what the greatest obstacle was in his long hike across the country, he gave a pretty sur - prising answer. He said, "The little pebbles I got in my shoes."
When my Dad was younger, there were no T.V.'s So he had to tape everything on the VCR until T.V. was invented!
This Monday started like most any day but would end anything but typical. The Weather Channel forecasted mild atmospheric conditions (even for November) but unfolding events would soon challenge and startle mankind as never before.
In an elaborate government building somewhere in Rome, a multitude of dedicated world renowned computer and technology experts studied The Virus that had already secretly infected 98% of the planet's computers in its first stage. Up to this point, none outside this edifice had ascertained the existence of the silent menace.
In Jerusalem, heavy crowds were milling around The Dome of the Rock, the third holiest site to Muslims worldwide. On the other side of the Wall, a larger than expected crowd of Jewish worshipers prayed even as portions of the wall continued to collapse.
In New York City, the Stock Market opened slightly higher while down in Washington - Pentagon officials poured their second cup of Maxwell House Decaf. Further south, the last edition of The Atlanta Journal was being prepared while further west, parents turned toward their offices after depositing their children at school.
Work halted temporarily in the government building as the new dynamic and charismatic leader's entourage entered. He spoke over the JBL sound system. "Good associates, The Virus is scheduled to be released as planned in two stages. Stage one as you know affects all the world's primary computers while the second will decrease the excess occupiers that have so strained our fragile environment. Both will begin to take effect within the hour thanks to your hard work." He will later become Time Magazine's "Man of the Year".
Unexpected to those in Rome, The Wall in Jerusalem collapses and thousands of Muslims lose their lives along with hundreds of Jewish worshipers. The Dome of the Rock along with all nearby buildings of the Islamic Faith disappear into rubble. Within moments a very great riot commences with each side blaming the other. Syria (with Iraq's lost WMD) & Iran ready their hidden nuclear arsenal.
With a new surprising show of unity in Beijing, Hanoi, Jakarta, Tokyo, Pyongyang, New Delhi along with other Far East capitals, 200 million multi-asian troops are placed on alert. Moscow prepares its revived army for an eventual march south....very far south.
Stage one hits Wall Street, the Pentagon, Main Street and homes across America as well as the entire Western World. Business stops as all funds - the complete wealth of the Industrialized World - is transferred by computer virus via the web to Rome. All modern military weapons are now under the new leader's absolute command as well as the world's media (Rule of Rome once again).
As the second stage of The Virus is released, millions will become sick and die with a highly infectious disease stronger that the AIDS & Ebola viruses combined. Fortunately for some, certain large groups of people have been quietly immunized earlier. Millions of Christians disappear at 5 PM EST (Midnight in Jerusalem) virtually unnoticed because of the pandemonium. The controlled media is not allowed to print this story. The President is declared lost because Air Force One is down over the Atlantic according to managed reports but did his aircraft ever leave Andrews Air Force Base? Is this a cover up from Rome to perhaps hide his evanescence also? Other prominent members of the President's Party are missing but from the other side? Exiguous.
This disappearance will go virtually unnoticed because of the manipulated media and its potentate who controls also the world's assets & armaments - the ultimate coup d' tat - all without a shot being fired. He will woo the planet, restore peace to the Middle East for a short time with false promises of pro- tection as well as rebuild a new Jewish Temple on the destroyed site. The Islamic world will cheer because their faith has expected this great new leader. With an appearance before nearly all mankind live on all media (TV, radio, & even computers on-line), men, women, and children are mesmerized. Stay tuned... (An Ultra Lite Novel by Howdy)
After The Return of The King:
They shall beat their swords into plowshares, And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, Neither shall they learn war anymore.
"Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life (John 17:3)."
- - - The Laws and Statutes of Harvard College in 1643
"All scholars shall live religious, godly, and blameless lives according to the rules of God's Word, diligently reading the Holy Scriptures, the fountain of light and truth; and constantly attend upon all the duties of religion, both in public and secret."
- - - Two central requirements in Yale College 1745 charter