Tuesday, December 11, 2018

ALEXA ANSWERS


Do you an Alexa enabled device? An echo or a dot? Do you have some questions about your device that you’d like answered? Try enabling the F. A. Q. Skill! Go to Amazon, Skills and type F. A.Q. into the search bar. Enable the skill, and you will be able to ask Alexa some of the more frequently asked questions. 

Have fun and don’t forget to leave a review.

KM
 F. A. Q.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

SCIENCE FINDS ADAM AND EVE!

There was a recent article that claims that all humans today are descended from a single couple. In a nutshell, the article went something like this:

A report from Rockefeller University and the University of Basel, Switzerland, published in the journal Human Evolution states that all humans are descendants of the same man and woman who lived about 100,000 years ago.
According to the study, these two mated after a catastrophic event almost wiped out the human race.
The researchers studied the DNA of five million animals, including humans, to come to their conclusions. It turns out that nine out ten other living creatures also come from a single pair of genetic parents.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/did-a-mysterious-extinction-event-precede-adam-and-eve


The scientists were quick to state that these weren’t the Biblical Adam and Eve. On that point, they would be correct. Even if the timescale weren’t dramatically off, there is a much closer and simpler explanation.

What the scientists are really saying is that the gene pool from which humans and virtually every other creature come from is limited to a single family. And there is only one family, and one group of animals really fits the dynamic, again, except for the timescale (maybe.) Noah.

If you remember your Bible, all humanity, and animal life was wiped out in the flood except those saved by Noah and his family. Surprise, the same gene pool! Surprise again, a catastrophic event!

So, what about that period of time, 100,000 years? If you add things up in the Bible, we’re looking at between 5,000 and 6,000 years since the Creation. That is IF we are using the same scale that God uses. Is it possible that there is a twenty times difference or more? I don’t know. Read the Senses Novels, especially TA’AM, I talk more about man’s prehistory there. Strangely, the time periods that are discussed in the report and that I bring up in the novels are about the same. That isn’t the point of this post.

My reason for posting this is to make the point that, while they hate it when it happens, scientists often wind up proving that the ‘facts’ in the Bible are correct. We see it most often in archeology, so, seeing it in biology is refreshing. It makes one wonder what they will ‘discover’ next.

I hope you are having a wonderful week!

KM

Friday, November 23, 2018

THE TRUTH BEHIND CLIMATE CHANGE


As most of you know, I am no stranger to controversy. I have decided to take on the subject of climate change because I’ve accidentally uncovered the truth about it. The bare facts are, climate change, per se, doesn’t exist, and the dramatic changes in our seasons are man-made.

Confused? I can clarify everything in just three words, The Hallmark Channel.

It’s true, think about it. All of the ‘Christmas in July’ and Christmas movies that start in September. The Valentine’s Day movies that begin in December and January. There is no shift in the weather, we have had our seasons shifted because of the nefarious actions of a single television channel!

Did it feel colder in October than it has? Snow before Thanksgiving? When did we see movies with snow and ice on? Temperatures in Atlanta have been cold these last few weeks, weeks that have strangely coincided with the uptick in Christmas movies from The Hallmark Channel. Coincidence?

If you feel cold, don’t worry. Find a radical liberal and have them read this post. Most have zero sense of humor, and they will begin to heat up and fume before they get past the second paragraph. You can warm yourself in their fury.

Happy Black Friday! Don’t get trampled!

KM

K M Aul is the bestselling author of the Senses Novels series. You can find the Senses Novels on Amazon. 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

THE NEW WAVE ISN'T NEW


I have to admit something to you. I hate the so many of the things predicted in the Senses Novels are becoming fact. It’s true that almost everything I wrote was based on both historical trend and the Biblical viewpoint that we live in a fallen world, with people who want it that way.

For a time, in the books, America is at war with itself. That war culminates in a culture very much like that of the Nazis. The difference is that the entire population of the planet are the victims of the pogrom this time.

I need to make something extremely clear to you, my readers. The socialism that the more radical members of a particular political party of this country are advocating is exactly the same kind of government that the Nazis had. In fact, Nazi is actually an acronym for National Socialist German Workers' Party. The concept of nationalism isn’t about racism unless it is tied directly to socialism.

I want you to really think this through. Secret police, disarmament of law-abiding citizens, government control of access to everything from health care to luxury items. Those are not the hallmarks of any type of free and secure society, they are, in fact, the trappings of a police state. This is precisely what those most ‘left-leaning’ people that have just been elected are trying to create.

Recently, one of these radicals called for the Federal Government to disarm its citizens, by force if necessary. He joked that it would be a short war with the military might of the USA against the gun control opponents. My question to this gentleman is, if such a law were ever to be passed, what makes you think that you would be able to find the people that you are going after, what makes you believe that the leadership calling for such an act wouldn’t be the first victims of it? Guerrilla warfare is the ugliest type, and there has never been one fought against over one million people armed with over three million guns.

These types of politicians are the exact reason that the second amendment was written. Our system of government was not meant to be some type of clone for the tyranny that they were fighting. The entire concept of America, these United States of America, is that each adult is free to make their own life choices. Unfortunately, too many of these supposed adults have decided that they do not want or are unable to deal with the responsibility that comes with those choices.

We have become a nation where the majority of the population is supporting a chosen few. I have no issue with those that are genuinely unable to work for whatever reason, I take issue with those that believe that I owe them something just by my existence. Listen, don’t just hear, I. O.W.E. T.H.E.M. N.O.T.H.I.N.G. and neither do you. It is not my job or the job of the government to ‘give away’ what I work to make. If that becomes the norm, why should anyone work at all? Seriously, one week of no one going to work in this country would destroy whatever government structure these radicals are trying to put in place.

I honestly believe that too many people were ‘guilted’ or ‘raged’ into voting for politicians that mean them more harm than good in this last election. Voting to ensure that a minority population is taken care of over the majority isn’t just foolish, it’s insane. It’s like standing in the desert and pouring out three-quarters of your water in the hopes that a plant will grow. What a beautiful thing to think about as you die of thirst. But it would appear that people are easy to manipulate, much to the credit of the media.

That is what we see in my books as well. People are manipulated into helping to engineer their own demise. We are racing headlong toward the cliff edge. It isn’t one of environmental disaster or even war, it’s subtler than that. We are driving ourselves toward an era where none of us will believe that anything we do matters, that only the government can fix our problems and we are better off handing total control of lives over to people who aren’t any smarter than the average second grader (kids are great manipulators.)

This is a question that has been asked many times before in different ways. If your house was on fire, what two possessions (and only two) would you grab to save? Not people or pets, possessions. What two objects are the most important to you? I imagine that everyone has a different answer. Mine actually changes every now and then because I view it in light of need, not want. Thinking back to this last election, what is it you need?

KM

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

LIFE FOR THE REST OF US

This post is going to be a little different from most of the ones I usually do. In the Senses Novels, I use the tag line, ‘Reality is not what you think,’ and that’s what this post is about, reality.

If you are like most of the population of the United States, your life is not a bed of roses. It may not be bad, but is certainly isn’t as free and wonderful as I’m sure you would like it to be. Here are a couple of things to think about, millionaires comprise less than 4% of the total number of people in this country, billionaires less than .0002%. What do you think your chances are of becoming one?

The average monthly income of someone living solely on Social Security or the current minimum wage in most states is just over $1400 a month. That is less than $17,000 a year. The poverty level is usually considered around $20,000 per year. Poverty is not the funny sitcoms that you see on television or in the movies. It’s people trying to find enough money to pay for rent, food, heat and medicine. Usually, it’s someone having to make a choice of one of those things over the others. I am rapidly approaching retirement age, so imagine how depressing that is for me to think about.

Let’s talk about priorities. What are your priorities? I know that mine tend to get pretty messed up and that there are always people trying to change them for me. From my perspective, here is what I think they should be, in order:
God
Family
Self
Church
Work

Now, people are going to argue that ‘self’ should be either lower or higher on the list. I put it where I did based on my own experience and temperament. I can tell you, if you put ‘work’ where I do, your boss isn’t going to be happy. No matter what they say, your bosses do not care about your work/life balance, they care about their bottom line. If they can make you more productive in some way, any way, they will do it. But fully understand, it isn’t for you, it’s for them. If that sounds cynical, then I want you to think about your bosses and your company’s goals, are they there to make you happy or are they there to generate a profit? I’m not telling you that your boss is a bad person, I don’t know your boss, I’m trying to convey that you need to take a realistic view of your workplace.

Like many people, I used to identify strongly with ‘my job.’ In other words, my job was an integral part of who I was. That was the problem, I thought of it as MY job. It wasn’t and isn’t. The job belongs to the company, I’m only someone doing that job. Once I was able to fully accept that, fear of losing a job went away. I’m not saying that I like the concept of being unemployed, but I am not emotionally attached to a job like I once was.

I put God first in my list. To be perfectly honest, He wasn’t always there and sometimes I still slip up. The key is that I know He belongs there and I try to keep Him there. There are times when He and I have an uneasy relationship, but I always know that He’s the one that is right, and I just have to figure out where I’m not getting it.

Family is right there near the top. Most of my family probably wouldn’t or doesn’t believe that. The truth is, if it weren’t for my love and dedication to my family, I wouldn’t bother with the last thing on the list. My body is physically ruined and I live in constant pain. They don’t see it because I don’t let anyone see it. Most of the time I am able to push the pain outside of myself and just continue on. There are times, usually after a few hours of sleep, and I only get a few hours of sleep a night, when the pain is in control and I have to make an effort of will to move it again. It’s okay, it is all a part of being a husband, a dad, and a grandfather.

What do I mean by ‘Self?’ Our lives are busy, all of us find ways to keep ourselves occupied most of the time. What we call ‘leisure time’ is usually just another way of saying, time we fill up with things that we like to do. That’s okay as long at they are really things that you want to be doing. For me, writing is one activity that I like, but it isn’t really leisure. I take a few minutes each day and just try to sit and look around me. If I’m lucky, it’s while I’m home and can look out at the serene view outside my window. If I am someplace else, I try to find something that helps me to unfocus. That may sound strange, but we spend so much of our lives trying to focus that we forget it is sometimes a good idea to let ourselves relax.


While I have Pastors that might disagree with the placement, Church is right up there. I am a firm believer in tithing and giving. No matter what some might say, the Church wasn’t founded by men, it was put together at the direction of God and Jesus Christ. God directed and gave the blueprints for the building of the Temple and Christ told Peter that he was the rock on which His Church would be founded. The very least I can do, is be a part of the body that is the Church.

So, that’s my list. I don’t know what yours is or what order you would put things in, but that is up to you. I do know that there are more of us ‘average’ people than there are wealthy or powerful ones. That being the case, I don’t think we can wait or depend on the tiny fraction to help us. I think that we need to help each other. We are moving into the season where giving is common, but that isn’t what I’m talking about. Most of us know or know of someone or some organization that needs our help, not just our money. Do you know anyone that just needs a listening ear? How about someone that needs you to be a shield for them against the onslaught of someone being unkind? We need to come to the realization that it is ourselves that others need.

I pray that you are having a good week.

KM

Sunday, November 11, 2018

ANTHEMS AND FLAGS


The Senses Novels deals with what we view as contemporary issues. Interestingly, many of the events in the books were predicted years before they actually occurred. Many of these events are on-going, like the discord in our own country today.

Most of the hoopla has died down about people kneeling during the live singing of our national anthem. Some claim, and a few judges have supported the idea that, this is a first amendment right. Others say that it is a blatant disrespect of those that have and continue to shed blood for our country. The same can be said of flag burning.

I grew up in an era where flags were burned in protest to what was said to be, an undeclared war. Many said that these protests were ‘communist inspired,’ and I cannot comment on the validity of that one way or the other. Some, I have no doubt, believed that they were effectively making a statement about the United States being involved in what was, essentially, a civil war. Much the same way that both England and France meddled in our own civil war. You remember England and France? They are the ones criticizing the way that our country handles world affairs today. It kind of makes one wonder how things would have gone for them in 1944 if we, as a country, had decided that meddling in world affairs wasn’t a good idea.

It continues to amaze me that people refuse to see the reality that we are facing, not just as a nation, but as a people. Socialism, Communism, and any other of the ‘isms that you can name do.not.work. Take a knee to protest how the police treat people and eventually the police may decide that protecting people at all is useless. There used to be a saying, “Don’t like cops? Next time you need help, call a criminal.” That might apply if so many of the football players taking a knee weren’t criminals in some fashion themselves, usually domestic violence. Want the government to hand you everything for free? That worked so well in the U.S.S.R. (the old Soviet Union,) that people had to stand in line for hours just to get a roll of toilet paper, and that isn’t an exaggeration.

It is unfortunate that there isn’t a litmus test that has to be taken before someone can vote. Something simple, like being able to do a quadratic equation or tell us what the 17the Amendment was (without having to look it up.) But the framers of the Constitution specifically wanted everyone, no matter their education, ethnicity, or social status to be able to vote. By the way, the 17th Amendment is relatively important, “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.”

I am attempting to express my deep disappointment with not only the rancor that this last election cycle was conducted with, but with the ongoing incivility of the people in this country. The idea that merely because you disagree with someone, you should feel that you have the right to intimidated them isn’t just wrong, it’s criminal. To be honest, I think that our conservative Senators, House members, and now media personnel have been remarkably tolerant. I believe that they would be well within their rights to have their attackers jailed for assault. I’m sure that at least a few of those, less than civil, pathetic scum don’t really want a felony record. Oh, and if I see someone coming at me with their face covered by a scarf or mask, I would have to assume that they were a physical threat and I would take appropriate action.

I live in a neighborhood where people watch out for one another. We are very racially diverse here, but it makes no difference. I have said before in this blog that I know many people, gay, straight, black, white, yellow and brown and we all have one thing in common, we don’t let any of it get in the way of being friends first. What I believe or approve of isn’t important when it comes to the individual. What’s important is that I treat them with respect.

I am not saying that there are no injustices in this country. Everyplace has them. It would be interesting if those same people who cry about injustice were to be put in places like China or Russia for an extended period of time. It’s all a matter of perspective.

I do know one thing. This country has always had men and women in it that are willing to fight for the ideals that make us who we are. I don’t care what your political affiliation is, if you do not respect the people who go out every day and put their lives on the line for you, you don’t deserve them, you don’t deserve the title of citizen.

I want to thank every serviceman and servicewoman both past and present for their sacrifice. No politician can do the job you do. No protestor could possibly understand how much you have given. These people and everyone else in this country get to do and say what they want because of you. You have my deepest gratitude and respect.

KM

Sunday, November 4, 2018

POLITICAL INCORRECTNESS


Another election is right around the corner. In the Senses Novels, one of the themes is how the country descends into chaos when it is purposely driven to it by corrupt and even non-human politicians. Looking at some of the insanity being spewed in this political season, it isn’t hard to believe how this could happen.

The media wants us to believe that our President incites violence and hatred, when, from everything that I’ve been able to see, the opposite is true. An immediately former president did more to do this than any other, based on my observations. This same press is somehow making a hard left, and I am talking about pure and simple Communism, seem as though it is a normal and natural process for the United States to adopt. I am confused.

John F. Kennedy was one of the most ardent enemies of Communism that the world has ever known. This is the standard by which the Democrat party has been known for decades. What happened? Lyndon Johnson was willing to commit more troops and American lives to ward off a Communist take-over of a foreign country than any other President, and he was a party Democrat. Where did this resolve go?

The desire for control has led what was once a great institution down a dark path. Instead of caring about the real needs and showing a love for the people of the United States, the ravenous demand for power has the Democrats doing and saying whatever it takes to gain the political advantage. While lies are nothing new in politics, treason is.

There is verifiable evidence that some of the people in a caravan heading to the U.S. from South America contains known middle-Eastern terrorists. This isn’t a guess, it is a fact. Yet, many Democrats are not only pushing for them to come, but some are also aiding and abetting them. This is the definition of treason. I saw a YouTube video last night of one person’s election team doing just that, committing treason.

I do not believe that the majority in this country has really spoken. It is no different than it was in the late 1960’s, where the silent majority hid from the vocal minority. I will never understand this fear or apathy. It resulted in years of our Vietnam veterans being looked down on and ostracized from society.

On Tuesday, I fear that we are going to see progress in this country hit a brick wall. If you believe that Congress does nothing now, wait until after this Tuesday, and you have two houses at odds with each other and a President that will veto foolish laws that do get through.

Please understand, I’m not happy that the stock market is down or that the prime rate is up. I don’t agree with all of the policies that our President is putting in place. But, I respect the man and the vision that he has for making sure that we, the people of the United States of America, are a priority over other countries.

So, vote on Tuesday if you haven’t already. But don’t vote based on the lies and rhetoric that a biased media is pushing on you. Think about the kind of country that we might have if we swing far enough left, the way that the ‘new’ Democrat party is pushing. Think about places like Venezuela.

Have a great week.

KM
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