Archive for September, 2008

Sarah Palin’s Weird-ass Church

OK, ninjas. I have an announcement to make. It’s not cool to be making fun of peoples’ religions and stuff. It’s not because I respect religion, or some high-falutin’ nonsense, but rather because they’re basically all the same, for one. Moreover, you know people get extra sensitive when you talk about their chosen deity, so it’s just best to let sleeping dogs lie. So, as you read forward into this next article let me also remind you that while this is weird… it’s less weird than some of ya’lls crochety-ass churches. And that’s my word, as a ninja AND as a scholar.

Ok now read this complete strange-ness and try not to fall out of your chair:

Mike Rose is the senior pastor of Juneau Christian Church, where Governor Sarah Palin attends when in residence in Juneau. The Alaska Update of the Alaska Assemblies of God featured a story on Palin’s attendance at the 2008 Alaska District Council and stated that "Superintendent Ted Boatsman, who was Palin’s junior high pastor at Wasilla Assembly of God, along with Pastor Mike Rose of Juneau Christian Center, where Palin presently attends church when in Juneau, laid hands on the Governor and led the Council in Prayer."

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Rose is well known as far away as Australia for his participation in the "new wave" of the Holy Spirit. Former General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in Australia, Dr. Andrew Evans, has also been a supporter of the "new wave" and its manifestations which he lists as falling, shaking and drunkenness (in the Spirit),and uncontrollable weeping and laughing. (He has been a controversial figure for his belief that these manifestations would aid in church growth in his denomination in Australia although these activities have been repeatedly denounced as Deviant Behavior by the U.S. General Council.) Evans writes about Rose’s ability to manage these manifestations in his church without excessive disruption of services. He also notes that Rose had been an advisor to Rodney Howard-Browne’s Revival Ministries committee and had "sat in over 110 of Rodney’s meetings." Andrew Evans went on to found the Family First Party of Australia.

Rodney Howard-Browne is one of the most controversial and publicized figures of the Third Wave movement. While many of the leaders have been almost invisible in the mainstream media, Howard-Browne and his Holy Laughter anointing have been covered by CNN , Time, Newsweek, PBS, and numerous British media outlets. Howard-Browne refers to himself in many of these articles as the "Holy Ghost bartender."

He is also one of the most controversial figures in the Evangelical world and is the subject of many hundreds of internet pages from other Evangelical and Fundamentalists discernment groups who view his unusual revival manifestations such as uncontrollable laughter, weeping, shrieking, and animal noises, as cultic. Other conservative Christians also find fault with Howard-Browne’s end time belief that a unified and purified church is currently being restored through a "great awakening" that is manifesting itself through these "signs and wonders." Howard-Browne, like the other leaders of the Third Wave, believe that they are raising a great end time army that will take control of the world through spiritual warfare, and triumph over Satan before the millennial reign of Jesus. Many in the movement, such as C. Peter Wagner believe that the Apostolic age began in 2001. John Bevere, author of curriculum for the Master’s Commission of Wasilla Assembly of God, believes that he is teaching the final generation before the Millennial which he calculates will begin in 2028 or 2029.

Rodney Howard-Browne and his family moved from South Africa to the United States in 1987, and settled in the Lakeland/Tampa area after having a successful revival at the church of Karl Strader, Lakeland’s first Assemblies of God, Karl is father of Stephen Strader of Ignited Church and the current Lakeland Revival fame. Howard-Browne and his wife continued to lead revivals around the world and often worked closely with the late John Wimber of the Vineyard movement and the the Kansas City Prophets. They introduced hyper-charismatic activities in widely publicized revivals in both the United States and Great Britain including the Toronto Airport Blessing which began in 1994, and drew people worldwide to experience the phenomenon. Howard-Brown is also credited with a role in the Brownsville Revival, 1995, and more recently, the 2008 Lakeland Healing Revival with Todd Bentley.

Additionally Howard-Browne has been instrumental in the introduction of these "signs and wonders" all over the world including Brompton Holy Trinity, a high-profile charismatic Anglican church in May, 1994. The resulting Holy Laughter and other unusual manifestations at this prominent church and others in London shocked the British press and was the biggest story covered by British Christian media in 1995 and 1996. Brompton Holy Trinity is now primarily known as the source of the ALPHA course.

.::Read the rest of this article (p. 2) at -> alternet


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Posted: September 15th, 2008
at 11:15am by Black Ock

Categories: politricks

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You tryna roll to space, my ninja?

…well, that’s IGNORANT! But, it sounds cool. You can watch this corny video or you can actually go to the real ish - which is linked below. Virgin Galactic?? My Ninja, Please. How they gonna try to go from Atlantic to Galactic? They know damn well that that’s some ol’ hyperbole.
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mnp warlord (12:19:15 PM): damn, one spacesuit = 20 mil
movEmEntZZ (12:20:43 PM): a trip to sub orbital space( which is 100 miles from atmosphere)=107 g’s
movEmEntZZ (12:20:58 PM): 600 miles out is 14 mil
movEmEntZZ (12:21:11 PM): space station is 45-60 mil
mnp warlord (12:21:23 PM): haha
movEmEntZZ (12:21:23 PM): moon=100 mil
movEmEntZZ (12:25:15 PM): hahahaa
movEmEntZZ (12:25:18 PM): im going
movEmEntZZ (12:25:31 PM): as soon as its like 5 gs a flight or some shit

Thanks to MOVE for this link. Stay yo’ ass on earth bro, cuz I’m not going to the hospital once your spaceship crash. 5 G’s, ninja? Try $12.50.

.::Check out -> Virgin Galactic

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Posted: September 15th, 2008
at 9:31am by Black Ock

Categories: fo' real?,science

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Murdering the Truth in Russia - Documentary

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Posted: September 15th, 2008
at 9:21am by Black Ock

Categories: politricks,documentary

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Shad - Old Prince

Sometimes you just have to steal the youtube topvid and put it on your blog…

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…especially when it’s about your life.

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Posted: September 15th, 2008
at 8:39am by Black Ock

Categories: hood status,life,mnp is for the children

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Palin + Clinton = Hilarious

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Saturday Night Live last night brought back Tina Fey to play Sarah Palin in the opening sketch - due to her kind-of frightening resemblance to the governor who’s unsure of what the Bush Doctrine is [does it depend on the definition of ‘is’ is or something Sarah? c’mon…].

Even if you’re not a fan of SNL [which I’m not, really], there are some pretty priceless quotes:

Clinton: I believe that diplomacy should be the cornerstone of any foreign policy…
Palin: And I can see Russia from my house!
Cliton: I believe global warming is caused by man…
Palin: And I believe it’s just God hugging us closer!

But the best one had to be :

Clinton: I’m sorry, I need to say something. I didn’t want a woman to be president - I wanted to be president, and I just happen to be a woman.

.:SNL Skit -> via NBC

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Posted: September 14th, 2008
at 9:48am by orangemenace

Categories: myninjaplease,youtube,celebrity,politricks,fo' real?

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Posing with Ike


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Posted: September 13th, 2008
at 7:54pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,photo

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How to Beat a Girl…

…at a debate.|

Dear Sen. Biden:

You have a problem. In less than a month, you will face off against Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in a vice-presidential debate in St. Louis, and were you anyone but Joe Biden, it would likely be a rout. Last week, Palin proved herself a charming, confident, and gifted reader of speeches. But that doesn’t change the fact that two years ago she was the mayor of a town of 6,000, crusading against dirty books at the local library. You are a six-term senator and chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee. World leaders routinely friend you, unbidden, on Facebook ("Wait a€¦ Is this the Angela Merkel?"). World leaders had never heard of Gov. Palin until last Friday.

That’s your problem, Joe. Everyone expects you to win the debate, and to trounce her on the substance. But the rules for debating Gov. Palin are different. If you lecture her, you’ll be seen as a sexist bully. If you act too smart, you’ll be seen as a sexist bully. If you condescend to her, you’ll be seen as a sexist bully. So this longtime parliamentary debater (and longer-time female) is going to humbly offer you a few tips on how to debate a girl.

.::Via -> Slate

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Posted: September 11th, 2008
at 9:41am by orangemenace

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Who got that Vocab?!

Swineery, n.

1. A place where pigs are raised or kept.
2. Piggish conduct.

…and in a sentence:

"What’s the difference between the RNC and a Swineery? - Depends®."

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Posted: September 11th, 2008
at 9:31am by Black Ock

Categories: who got that vocab?!

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Jebel Al Jais Mountain Resort


Modernism in itself was not bad, it was just handled badly.


The most beautiful feature of the design is the tremendous contrast between the white cubic forms of the buildings and the dark three-dimensional forms of the mountains. This is modernism! Making an inhabitable place into very convenient place.


.:via -> eikongraphia

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Posted: September 11th, 2008
at 5:38am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: architecture

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