July 27th, 2006

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World War III?

Nostradamus made over one thousand predictions and historians say that over half of them have already come true. The most startling of his predictions deal with the coming of three anti-Christs...

Throughout Nostradamus' quatrains he speaks of three powerful and tyrannical leaders that he calls anti-Christs. He said they would lead their people through reigns of terror after first seducing them with promises of greatness. Napoleon is thought to have been the first of these anti-Christs. Of Napoleon's rise to power and years as Emperor Nostradamus wrote:
An Emperor shall be born near Italy.
Who shall cost the Empire dear,
They shall say, with what people he keeps company
He shall be found less a Prince than a butcher.
Napoleon, who was considered a butcher even by his supporters, certainly cost the Empire dearly in both manpower and political strength.
From a simple soldier he will rise to the empire,
From the short robe he will attain the long.
Great swarms of bees shall arise.
After becoming Emperor, Napoleon adopted the beehive as his imperial crest. Some scholars say that Nostradamus was referring to Napoleon's destruction of Moscow when he wrote:
A great troop shall come through Russia.
The destroyer shall ruin a city.
Napoleon's forces drove too far and got trapped in the Russian winter. The following verse resembles what could have been Napoleon's retreat across the icy part of Russia.
The rear guard will make defense.
The exhausted ones will die in the white territory.
Nostradamus made other predictions of Napoleon's fate:
The great Empire will soon be exchanged for a small place.
Which will soon begin to grow.
A small place of tiny area in the middle of which
He will come to lay down his scepter.

The captive prince, conquered, is sent to Elba;
He will sail across the Gulf of Genoa to Marseilles.
By a great effort of the foreign forces he is overcome,
Though he escaped the fire, his bees yield blood by the barrel.
Napoleon was exiled to the small island of Elba but escaped for 100 days. After a defeat at Waterloo he relinquished all power for exile on tiny St. Helena.

The second anti-Christ Nostradamus wrote about was "a man stained with murder...the great enemy of the human race...one who was worse than any who had gone before...bloody and inhuman." Experts are in agreement that the sixteenth century prophet was referring to Adolf Hitler.
Out of the deepest part of the west of Europe,
From poor people a young child shall be born,
Who with his tongue shall seduce many people,
His fame shall increase in the Eastern Kingdom.
Adolf Hitler, born in Austria of poor parents, with his knowledge of mob psychology and powers of speech, was successful in seducing many people , even in the Eastern Empire of Japan. In some quatrains Nostradamus refers to Hitler as the child or sometimes captain of Germany. Here are two examples:
He shall come to tyrannize the land.
He shall raise up a hatred that had long been dormant.
The child of Germany observes no law.
Cries, and tears, fire, blood, and battle.

A captain of Germany shall come to yield himself by false hope,
So that his revolt shall cause great bloodshed.
All of these images certainly describe Adolf Hitler. After seducing his people, Hitler ignored all treaties and began a massive invasion of Europe. In the following verse, some experts say that Nostradamus actually referred to Hitler by name but missed by one letter.
Beasts wild with hunger will cross the rivers
The greater part of the battlefield will be against Hister.
Finally, Nostradamus sums up Hitler's life and even predicts the fact that his death in Berlin in 1945 would never be satisfactorily confirmed:
Near the Rhine from the Austrian mountains
Will be born a great man of the people, come too late.
A man who will defend Poland and Hungary
And whose fate will never be certain.
According to Nostradamus, the first two anti-Christs were extremely evil, and history has shown this to be so; however, Nostradamus speaks of a third anti-Christ who is more hideous than all the others combined. Some say Sadaam Hussein, the dictator from Iraq, could be this evil tyrant. Others say that he has not yet appeared. What does Nostradamus say about this third anti-Christ? First, Nostradamus tells us he will come from the Middle East.
Out of the country of Greater Arabia
Shall be born a strong master of Mohammed...
He will enter Europe wearing a blue turban.
He will be the terror of mankind.
Never more horror.
Here, Nostradamus says that a man from Greater Arabia will lead his forces on an invasion through Europe. This invasion will start a third world war that will be far worse than all the other wars put together. When will all this take place? In one quatrain Nostradamus gives us an exact date in which the war will be well under way.
In the year 1999 and seven months
From the sky will come the great King of Terror.
He will bring back to life the King of the Mongols;
Before and after war reigns.
Nostradamus predicts the war will begin shortly before the year 1999. He also tells us how long the war will last.
The war will last seven and twenty years.
Nostradamus says that the war will be so terrible that the world will come face to face with final annihilation. Here, he implies that the war might involve some kind of horrible weapon, possibly nuclear. Nostradamus tells what the first target will be.
The sky will burn at forty-five degrees.
Fire approaches the great new city.
In this phrase, Nostradamus refers to a great city in the new world of America near forty-five degrees latitude. Experts agree this could only be New York.
By fire he will destroy their city,
A cold and cruel heart,
Blood will pour,
Mercy to none.
Although Nostradamus 's predictions for our future sound frightening he does give us some hope by telling us how this third world war will end. He says it will end as a result of an unexpected alliance.
When those of the Northern Pole are united,
In the East will be great fear and dread...
One day the two great leaders will be friends;
Their great powers will be seen to grow.
The New Land will be at the height of its power:
To the man of blood the number is reported.
The new land was a common term used by Nostradamus to refer to what we now call America. The countries of the northern pole could be Russia and the United States. We have recently seen the breakdown of Communism in Russia and an increasing friendship between Russia and the U.S.

Was Nostradamus a fraud or a prophet? There are some who say that the seeming accuracy of his quatrains are a result of their facile interpretations. Still, more than four hundred books and essays about his prophecies have been published since his death in 1566, along with a great number of articles and other commentaries, in numerous languages. Even skeptics pay careful attention to Nostradamus' predictions of the three anti-Christs. If Nostradamus truly predicted Napoleon and Hitler we should take heed of his words about the future. Perhaps we can prevent the dismal fate Nostradamus has predicted.

Is Bush Mabus (The third Anti-Christ?)

Is Bush Mabus? You decide... Read this webpage, by John Hogue. Use your brain, there are some other ideas and concepts of who might be Mabus here.

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(Fish) Bait & Switch?

Oh boy -- this issue is going to be quite popular:

As posted on gay_sex_tips, grumpygus writes:

A few nights ago when I was at a gay bar this guy kept subtly flirting with me all night..well we talked a little, I got pretty drunk...next thing I knew we were in the backseat of my friends car making out and heading to my house. While I have never had a one-night stand in my life and normally would never do such a thing, I was single, super horny and wanted some cock.

When we arrived at my house, we continued the making-out, and then I decided I was going to go down on him. So I pull down his pants, open my mouth..and plant my face in his crotch..but wait a second, I thought to myself "where the hell is his cock???!"

To make a long story short, there was no cock, but a VAGINA!!! I got really pissed off and asked this person what the hell is going on, turns out this person was a transgendered Female-to-male, and mislead me into thinking she was a guy, she said she figured I knew because she was really popular at the bar and that I was probably too drunk to care. Well I did care and I was kind of mean about it and kicked her out of my house without further questioning.

Was I wrong to do this?? What would you guys do if the same thing happened to you? This is just another experience that solidifies my opinion that all FTM's I have ever met are deceitful in their efforts to bed gay men.

gay_sex_tips is a moderatly active LJ Community, check it out sometime!

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Spyware disguises itself as Firefox extension!

The antivirus specialists at McAfee have warned of a Trojan that disguises itself as a Firefox extension. It is currently being openly disseminated through spam emails that purport to come from Wal-Mart. If the recipient opens the mail attachment while running a Windows operating system, the Trojan then installs itself as a Firefox extension, presenting itself as a legitimate existing extension called numberedlinks. It then begins intercepting passwords and credit card numbers entered into the browser, which it then sends to an external server. McAfee has dubbed the Trojan "FormSpy," although the company is still currently categorizing its distribution as low.

The file attached to the email consists of an executable Windows program, the AXM downloader. Once launched, it fetches the extension from the Internet and records itself directly into the Firefox configuration data, avoiding the regular installation process. Firefox extensions are normally distributed as XPI files, which ask the user for confirmation after forcing a pause of several seconds.

In a blog entry, Geok Meng Ong from McAfee Avert Labs called on users to take extreme caution when installing unsigned Firefox extensions from untrustworthy sources. This well-intended warning was actually off the mark on several points. One the one hand, only very few websites are authorized to install extensions without seeking additional approval. Furthermore there are at the moment virtually no signed extensions for Firefox or Mozilla. And finally, that mechanism would not have protected against this attack. This is because the user, in opening the file attachment and thereby allowing the foreign program to execute on his computer, automatically provides it with his own usage rights.

An effective protection against this attack is simply never to open file attachments that you have not requested. It is also important not to rely on seemly trustworthy 'From:' address fields, since these are easy to forge. When in doubt, confirm the legitimacy of the email with the purported sender in another way, such as by telephone. Further tips for safe handling of email are provided at heisec Emailcheck.

I'm a huge Firefox supporter, ever since Netscape became a clunky, over-bloated piece of crap (all versions following 4.71) -- Firefox offers a LOT more than Internet Explorer, and is open source! Check it out yourself at http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

As you can read here, writing a browser extention is not rocket science, and there have been hundreds, if not thousands of virus/worm/spyware style extentions for Microsoft's Internet Explorer. You always need to be careful of what software you allow to run on your computer when you have "administrator" level access. This goes for MacIntosh and UNIX systems as well (although this sort of thing is currently not as common -- yet.)

Know which "browser extentions" you are running at all times. Under Firefox, click on TOOLS then EXTENTIONS to see this information (the average user should have NONE in there!) -- for Internet Explorer, it's a bit more difficult. They're called Add-Ons, and you can see them from: Tools -> Internet Options -> Programs -> Manage Add-Ons. Several of the Internet Explorer Add-Ons are REQUIRED for proper web browsing, so use your brain to determine which ones can safely be "disabled" or removed.

(Firefox Extentions image ganked from here -- Thanks!)

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Woody reviews Lady in the Water

Woody Wittman gets the honour of being the first ever video embedded into my LiveJournal!

Are you asking yourself who the hell is Woody Wittman? Well, Woody Wittman is the movie critic who “tells it like it is” from http://datelinehollywood.com/

My buddy, massachusettsqq turned me on to him. To learn more about Woody, read Woody Wittman question-and-answer session, in which he reveals a few shocking secrets.

... yes, his reviews are meant to be humorous!!
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