I’m still in hospital, I’ve had the feeding tube fitted and the operation went well. The only thing stopping me from going home now is getting the carers back in place, hopefully that will happen in the next couple of days and I can return home to my beloved wife Esme.
I see my great ally from across the pond, Michael Moore has been busy, he wrote a St. Patrick’s day lament entitled “The Green They Steal, The Greed They Wear”. It begun, It was amazing. Every story on the front page of the New York Times on Tuesday told the story of the Age of Greed which is a system known as capitalism is slowly, but surely, killing us: Here are just two examples.
Insurance company greed: “Millions Spent To Sway Democrats On Health Care”
There’s no profit in repairing our infrastructure: “Repair Costs Daunting As Water Lines Crumble”
He then goes on to criticize the health care reform bill that Obama got through congress last week, to us Brits it is a most confusing bill, probably to a lot of yanks too. But it is a start and better than doing nothing. But it will still guaruntee that 12 million Americans will still not have health insurance.
Last week I had an email from Terry Garvey, one of my former pupils at the same time as Dave Holmes, he wishes me all the best and hopes that my operation was successful. He goes on to say that the food that I shall be fed through my feeding tube is exactly the same stuff that he has been prescibed for a diet and that it is very nice, strawberry flavour being his favourite, although I won’t be getting to taste it. But thank you for your kind wishes Terry.
Talking of Dave Holmes, my favourite drummer and Stalwart of the “Trumpet” jazz scene in Bilston, he also sent his best wishes and sent me a very interesting email, something he found on the internet, it lists some very interesting facts. Here are some of them.
1 THE GARDEN OF EDEN WAS IN IRAQ
2 MESOPOTAMIA, WHICH IS NOW IRAQ, WAS THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION
3 NOAH BUILT THE ARK IN IRAQ
4 THE TOWER OF BABEL WAS IN IRAQ
5 ABRAHAM WAS FROM UR, WHICH IS IN SOUTHERN IRAQ
6 JONAH PREACHED IN NINEVEH, WHICH IS IN IRAQ
7 ASSIRIYA, WHICH IS IN IRAQ, CONQUERED THE TEN TRIBES OF ISREAL
8 BABYLON, WHICH IS IN IRAQ, DESTROYED JERUSALEM
9 EZEKIEL PREACHED IN IRAQ
10 THE WISE MEN WERE FROM IRAQ
11 PETER PREACHED IN IRAQ
12 THE “EMPIRE OF MAN” DESCRIBED IN REVELATION WAS IN BABYLON, WHICH IS IN IRAQ
13 ISREAL IS THE MOST MENTIONED NATION IN THE BIBLE. BUT DO YOU KNOW WHICH NATION IS THE SECOND? YOU’VE GUESSED IT, IRAQ
The name Iraq means country with deep roots. Indeed Iraq is a country with deep roots and is a very significant country in the bible. No other nation, except Isreal, has more history and prophesy associated with it than Iraq.
And here is something else to think about. Since America is typically represented by an eagle, Saddam should have read up on his muslim passages a little more…
The following verse is taken from the koran
Koran (9:11) For it was written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome eagle…The wrath of the eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced; for the wrath of the eagle cleansed the lands of Allah; And there was peace. (Note the number of the verse)