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Michael Faraday

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Survey: Most Americans believe government broken

Even though they believe this those that do will never lift a finger to help change things. They simply love to complain and nothing more!

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DavidDifferent — 2010-02-22 11:09:34

Judging the judges

Who do you think the ultimate Judge is who will Judge the actions of these People?

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DavidDifferent — 2009-12-14 13:23:41

Tiger's 'transgressions' may be costly

I don't expect Tiger's problems to end even if he pays his wife off. That also includes paying off the other women in his life. A marriage isn't a marriage by the standards he'd be establishing with these practices.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-12-05 09:24:02

Coca-Cola spearheads 1-world climate tax

Cap and trade is not nessicary just get the true solutions from God.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-11-22 10:47:54

"Big Bang" experiment advancing fast

If the experiment had worked a year ago CERN would have been 54. Things will be better for them now. But then they will also learn that they have is because of God, so I guess they have found the God Particle they were after.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-11-21 21:30:06

Huge $10 billion collider resumes hunt for 'God particle'

Finding God doesn't require spending 10 Billion dollars. Seeing God's work sometimes does. 17-mile tunnel, I really think God's at work here.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-11-11 08:49:36

Norman Levitt dies

17year history of skeptics magazine and 55000 subscribers. On top of that Michael Shermer, the founder of The Skeptics Society, and Editor in Chief of its magazine Skeptic is now 55 years old having had his birthday in September.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-30 19:31:46

Dozens in Congress under ethics inquiry

God will embarass the democrates

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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-30 19:11:23

Sting: Obama best person to handle world's 'mess'

Yes, Obama is sent by God. No he is not here to fix the mess he's here to make it bigger doing so until you get out of your lazyboy and do something about it.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-30 14:40:47

Economy grows at best pace in 2 years

The economy is doing better why? Because the government is involved by giving away money. So what will you have when the goverment stops these programs? Back to the same old recession.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-29 13:07:01

FAA Reacted Slowly to Errant Jet

OK, two guys lost their job so you could learn that you're still not prepared. God will take every opportunity to embarrass you, enjoy!

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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-29 11:19:42

Marsilio Ficino

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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-19 18:12:12

Borders Group sees 2Q loss on charges, lower sales

I included this article for one reason, Borders would never sell my books without my having the right connections, which I don't have.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-08-25 08:32:28

Lutherans vote to allow sexually active gay clergy

When I left the Church in 1970 at age 15 I went to St. Lukes Lutheran Church in Bloomington, MN, it is a member of the ELCA. They were at that time and still are today located at a street number 1701.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-08-22 11:11:53

Arson suspected in Waco apartment fire; 47 left homeless

Yes there are many arson fires that effect different numbers of people, not just the 47 which was in this article. The point here is to tell the arsonist that God does know what you've done.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-08-21 09:49:54



The Congressman who was brought to the Party;
Ted Poe

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Family Outraged After Drunk Driver Who Killed Cop Gets 3rd DUI

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As Tennessee Copes With Flooding Disaster, FEMA Faces Own Financial Crisis

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Market Plunge Baffles Wall Street

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As faithful unite, National Day of Prayer divides

May 6, 2010 at 10:27 am

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Pope prays before Shroud of Turin

May 3, 2010 at 8:36 am

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Republicans Slam Obama Judicial Nominee Over 117 Omissions From Record

April 6, 2010 at 2:22 pm

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PROMISES, PROMISES: Is gov't more open with Obama?

March 16, 2010 at 4:00 pm

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US senator warns of ‘financial meltdown’ risk

February 26, 2010 at 9:22 am

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Sending Michelle's first car to be recycled

February 23, 2010 at 7:35 pm

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DiNapoli: Wall Street Bonuses up 17 Percent

February 23, 2010 at 9:12 am

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Poll finds trust of federal government runs low

February 23, 2010 at 9:04 am

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Survey: Most Americans believe government broken

February 22, 2010 at 11:07 am

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GM CEO Whitacre receives $9M pay package

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Obama Doesn't Begrudge Wall Street Bonuses As Reg Reform Languishes

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Suburban homeless: Rising tide of women, families

February 17, 2010 at 8:42 am

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Bayh Falls Out of 'Love' With Congress, Will Not Seek Re-Election

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Selected Stories

Baylor's Interim President, Me, and the
Intelligent Design Trial

Posted on 2009-12-11

It was the summer of 2004 when I first happened to hear about Baylor Law Professor Bill Underwood. It was just weeks after I told its current President, Robert Sloan, that he needed to be fired and replaced by a guy by the name of John. It was also just six days after the story I had read about him in had been posted on Baylor’s website, which was where I had found it. I printed this latest article on July 28th to include in what was becoming a very detailed accounting of my journey.

At the time I found the article I was still very much searching for answers, looking everywhere I could think of, for things that fit that pattern of numbers, the 17, 47 & 55, and he fit. He was one of two individuals at Baylor that fit. William Dembski, the Intelligent Design theorist Sloan had mentioned to me during our visit the summer of 2003, was the other one. For Dembski, his office number at Baylor was 117.
What caught my attention about William Underwood was the trial he was recently involved with. The article “No Greater Experience than using the law to save someone’s life” explained the case. It was held in the 117th District Court of Nueces County and that explained my interest. But it was also somewhat the story itself. Bill Underwood was a man it seemed whose life was affected by God’s hand. Six months later he became Sloan’s replacement as interim President of the University. With him I now had two bills at Baylor, and both associated with the number 117; I followed both for years to come.

It was on June 1st, 2005, when William Underwood took over Baylor University as its interim President. For me it was a victory of sorts, in that it truly marked the end of Robert Sloan’s Presidency. But his name wasn’t John as I had written in that letter to Sloan.

On July 14th, 2005, William Underwood was in the news ‘PI’s questions puzzle, irk Underwood, Baylor officials’. The Waco tribune article started out with “At least one Baylor University Law School professor says he has been contacted by a private investigator whose apparent objective is to uncover information discrediting interim President Bill Underwood. It went on stating that the investigator, Tim D. Wilson, of Houston, clients were “rich and powerful”.

On the 16th Baylor was in the news again, ‘BU regents chairman ridicules “inept” investigation’. ^ In the article, the chairman was referring to the investigator looking into William Underwood’s past.

On the 17th of July I noticed among other things, a story in the news concerning intelligent Design, “Judge to review reporters’ material in intelligent-design case”. It was an article I printed to keep, but one that I didn’t spend any time following or even thinking about.

On the 12th of August I went to lunch with a couple of ex-coworkers and explained to them the numbers, 17, 47, & 55, and how God was working in my life for a purpose. When the bill came it was $47.55. I laughed then told Pius, who seemed spooked by it having happened, to just add $8.00 for the tip so it would be $55.55. He did. It was eight cents short of a 17% tip.

My life by this time had been getting filled with such occurrences. Not so much by my telling people about the numbers it was more the numbers showing up in my life. Things that I had been buying for years on a regular basis the price would end up showing one of them. It was in the price of things I bought at Wendy’s. It was the cost of oil filters for both my son’s car and my wife’s. The only two cars in the family whose oil I did change. It also happened at McDonalds, where I bought coffee on my way into work everyday, and Burger King where I’d sometimes get a croissan’wich’ meal on the weekends.

On the 18th Baylor was again in the news, ‘Former Baylor seminary student sanctioned for lewd e-mails to school officials’. It was the end of a trial which began just days after Sloan had resigned. The judge in the case had awarded Baylor $47,000 in damages and $30,000 in attorney’s fees. I knew of this story from its origins starting when Sloan was President. But this time it was that number 47 that caught my attention. It seemed very much like what was happening with the things going on in my life, the stories that I followed would in the end also show one of the numbers.

But this story raised other questions for me as well; they were being reimbursed for the costs associated with having investigated these emails, who sent them and from where. They never spent one moment of their time or one dollar of their money investigating any of what I had sent them.

On August 30th I sent an email to an ex-coworker, Peter. We had been estranged for 6 months and he had called out of the blue days earlier, acting quite strange in the call. In part the email I sent was about hurricane Katrina. “That hurricane entering the Gulf on August 26th, the one year anniversary of “Dork the moron” at Baylor telling me that the school and he was not interested in hearing anything I had to say. So just tell yourself, it’s just all a coincidence that the levee at 17th street broke, which will now destroy the city”. Yes, the area the levee broke, which caused the city of New Orleans to flood, was located at 17th street.

On the 31st in the news “Hurricane raises fears of global energy crisis”. An energy crisis was also something that I had been following. It was the reason I had given to Robert Sloan for my having contacted him in the first place.

It was on September 1st when I felt this giant tug from God telling me once again to contact Baylor, this time the interim President, William Underwood. When I looked up his Baylor mailing address, a surprise! His office location ULC 317! Just like William Dembski, his office also ended with that number 17.

This first letter was one I did not want to write for fear that Baylor’s Chief of Police, Doak, would decide that I was in violation of our earlier agreement, that I would no longer contact them. But also knowing that God was involved I moved forward anyway and mailed the letter the next day.

In the letter I mentioned the number 17 multiple times telling him that it has great meaning and usage for God and to watch for it. Knowing Underwood was a lawyer I didn’t want to complicate matters by mentioning the 47, and 55. I also attached a copy of Doak’s letter asking him how he would feel receiving such a thing and then went on asking him to read it and then decide how he as a representative of a Christian Baptist University felt about it.

I never received a response.

On the 11th of September William Underwood was in the news, Q&A with BU’s Bill Underwood: The complete Interview. In the article it was revealed that Underwood had taken himself out of the running for the permanent position as President of the University. I suspected it was due to that weirdness earlier, during the summer when he had been investigated by the P.I. But I also wondered if my earlier letter to him played a part in his decision.

On the 17th of September Hurricane Rita formed, eventually coming ashore on the 23rd in southwest Louisiana near the Texas border. It was a storm that was heading for Houston most of its life, but moved more northward as it approached the shore. It was also a storm which caused most of the city to get in their cars to try leaving, and that was a disaster which I didn’t participate in. A night or two before its arrival I had a dream which told me it would miss the city so we stayed home. After it missed life was mostly back to normal for me. I searched for more articles related to the numbers never giving much thought to what I’d find.

Before the storm came ashore Baylor was again in the news. On the 20th of September a story ran in the Waco Tribune, “Offending Starbucks cups yanked at Baylor”. The cups featured a quote by a gay author, “My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don’t make the same mistake yourself. Life’s too damn short”.

On the afternoon of Monday the 26th of September I received an email from Delmar, another friend, “Check out AOL news – ‘Intelligent Design’ Court Battle Begins”.

Forty five minutes later I responded “I noticed the story earlier today, but Thanks for watching. I’m taking the gloves off and am fixing to start round two with Baylor now. Rita was not only storm number 17 but also formed on the 17th of September as well. Storms 18 and 19 could prove more destructive to the refineries then 17 did. If they would only listen this could be prevented.”

I went on “As for those ideas of Intelligent Design, they will fail in the courts. Unlike mine, theirs tied to close to religious ideas.”

In the news on the 28th “Witness: intelligent design has identified God as designer”.

On the 30th I sent a second letter to William Underwood, but this time I was more forceful in its tone. It started with, “I guess you’re still NOT getting the message, so lets go through the results of your unwise decision. I went on telling him, ‘This is not rocket science’.

In the letter I had identified all the major stories related to hurricane Rita and how each contained the number 17 at least once. I also sent copies of the printed articles. It didn’t leave much to the imagination.

There were eleven occurrences of it that I had found and one where the number 47 was in play, some deaths had occurred.

Hurricane Rita formed on the 17th of September to become named storm number 17.

The bus crash that killed 23 people happened 17 miles southeast of downtown Dallas. It also caused a 17-mile backup on interstate 45.

17-year-old Yesenia Mathis, a severely handicapped child dies after 17 hours in car.

Rita’s winds of 117 miles per hour damages dam.

Rita spawns 17 twisters damaging more then 100 homes and ripping through MSU.

Mississippi State University, 17 square Km in size.

1.7 million barrels of refining capacity taken off line by the storm along with the average cost of a gallon of unleaded rising by 1.7 cents over last week.

So far, we have NOT hit 117 total deaths attributed to the storm, but who knows, we may still get there.

These surgical strikes should tell you that God has full control over this earth and he can do to it what he wants whenever he wants.

Make no mistake in understanding any of this, Global Warming is destroying this planet and God will do everything in his power to stop it and that includes knocking down every refinery in this nation. These surgical strikes and other type events will continue from now on until YOU and this nation get the message. This nation has existed under a constitutional type system for 217 years and as of September 17, 2005; we have begun the 218-year. I very much doubt it completes the year.

By the time I finished the letter I had identified October 17th as a date of new events, all the way from a new species of Big Cat that someone would discover to a hurricane to an earthquake or a tornado.

As before I never received a response.

On the 8th of October Baylor was again in the news, “Baylor students to rally for staff pay”.

On the 11th of October I exchanged emails with a Professor Curtsinger at the University of Minnesota. He had written an article that was carried in the Minnesota Daily newspaper concerning the Intelligent Design trial in Dover, Pennsylvania, and I took offense to what he had to say. I choose this one out of the many that were of the same nature because I was from Minnesota. In the article titled “Intelligent Design 101: Short on science, long on snake oil he was critical of Intelligent Design.

By noon he had ticked me off by one of the things he had written back to me so I responded,

‘Before I go, watch and see what happens on October 17th. It should prove to be quite interesting. I’m expecting doubles and it may be in the area of a pair of big Cats like a cougar but different as in New Species. Instead of the usual dull brown more colorful this time. Should be rust red with a little black along with the dull brown as a base. Try and explain this one.’

The cats were something else that I had gotten from a dream. This one was one of those rare times when it was in color.

On the 17th of October at 5 a.m. Tropical depression 24 was named Wilma and became the most intense Atlantic hurricane.

On December 3rd, 2005 William Underwood was in the news, he was bound for Mercer University where he would become its next President. But there was also something else in this article which I had missed the previous month. A man by the name of John was selected to become the next president of Baylor University, John Lilley, currently the President of the University of Nevada, Reno would become Baylor’s 13th President.

On December 5th the Big Cat I mentioned to William Underwood, which I had described in detail to Professor Curtsinger was in the news, indentified as a New Species. The article including pictures showed that somehow I had gotten it right. Actually I had gotten a couple things right, The New Species of Cat and they had replaced Sloan with someone by the name of John.

I got no response.

On December 20th the Intelligent Design trial in Dover was concluded. The judge in the case, John E. Jones III ruled that God was not the creator and that we had gotten here by way of evolution and nothing more.

On December 26th, Roger Olson, a religion professor at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary wrote a guest column for the Waco Tribune titled, “We need Intelligent Design”. I just looked at it in wonder.

On December 30th I found an article concerning John Lilley on the internet, which painted him less than stellar. Like Robert Sloan at Baylor, John Lilley at Nevada also had a reputation of not getting along with the Faculty and it must be addressed.

By the time the Intelligent Design trial was over and God had lost I had collected the names of three-thousand people who fit those patterns I had been trying to explain to Robert Sloan. These people had brought forth many of those things that we have today, from discoveries and inventions, to music and religion itself. They crossed all areas of knowledge. They represented the starting point to these things that were to come. Then on top of these I had what appeared to be divine intervention working on my behalf. Those things that I had said in those letters and emails and during phone calls, they had happened. I had the knowledge to make a difference. That God does in fact exist. But no one who I thought would care would listen, not one of them.

Finding those three-thousand people who fit the patterns wasn’t always easy, but when I did most often there would be a surprise, including Herbert Saffir, who had developed the scale to measure hurricanes, he was born in 1917.

During the hurricanes of 2005 I had come to realize many things, with one of them being that God had sent knowledge to those people who had tried helping us in understanding them. Then after the hurricanes I came to realize something that was even more important, that God through those hurricanes was trying to teach us even more.

When things happen, bad things, there not always as they appear to be.

When New Orleans flooded one may have thought that God was pouring out all his/her wrath because of the behaviors of some of the people of the city, I certainly had since the levee had given way at 17th street, which was one of the numbers I had been researching. But there was really a teachable moment here. The city is below sea level and it will always be in that condition. It can never be fixed to a point where one would ever feel totally safe from it flooding again. People need to move on and let the waters consume it. Even after hurricane Rita, which hit east of Houston, there was a teachable moment. If a major storm bears down on the city, because of its size, you will not be able to evacuate it in time. There will be a loose of life.

After Rita happened city and county officials recognized the problems and made adjustments to the freeway systems to alleviate the situation. But they now try building an even bigger city which will eventually take everything back to square one.

Next: The story of my letters to Sloan as Chancellor.

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