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Like Radio, Hate Ads?

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If you use a foreign proxy server to listen to your favorite internet radio station, chances are you will be served audio ads for the country the proxy is located in. So chose a country that you cannot understand the language of. That way you still get ads but they are in a language you can’t understand for products you never heard of, that you cannot buy. Hooray now it just sounds fun exotic instead of brainwash annoying.

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I’m Tom…

“I’m Tom…”

Unfortunately if the internet thinks you live in Eastern England you will have heard this whiny afflicted youth who apparently got so far up the nose of his teacher that his teacher thought he could put his voice to better use in a debating society, all over your internet radio ad nauseam. Even the irony has worn off now.

Advert teacher must be an ubermensch because a trip to Beachy Head wrapped in a carpet might be more like what the average human might feel like prescribing after hearing this whingey twang for more than 15 seconds, even once.

This annoying advert has actually stopped me listening to several stations that I usually love to bits. I-Tunes/Radionomy 101 Smooth Jazz for instance. So dear radio station, having a really irritating ad might get you some income, but also cost you listeners, so it’s not all bright in the accounts department there hey?

This ad is brought to us by the UK Govt “Get into teaching” teacher recruitment campaign. Get Into teaching

If ever I harbored even the slightest notion to become a teacher, Tom is the reason I would consider a career in rest-room sanitizing services first.

Symbolism in the NatWest advert

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The children throw coins into a fountain. Ever heard of a wishing well? It’s an ancient pagan ritual. Occult.

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Ever heard of pennies for a dead man’s eyes. How sinister do you need?

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An octagon, in church symbology midway between heaven (the circle) and earth (the square) – why show the octagonal form of the fountain so clearly? Remember – in this 30 second commercial so there are no wasted shots.

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Oh that logo is a bit illuminating isn’t it. Three 6-sided cubes? 666?

Does NatWest have a monopoly on such symbolism? Hardly. One of its competitors has a dark horse that canters down through time like a death horseman of the apocalypse into a maternity ward.

Christians recognize these symbols. Our Lord reveals what is hidden in plain sight. The love of money is the root of all evil, the wages of sin is death. Now there is some money sense.

Skulduggery

“Skulduggery” these days means underhand behaviour and deception. The word originates probably from a Scottish word for adultery. Adultery as well as being  sexual sin, also implies adulteration, the adding of an impurity to something wholesome for bad reasons. The word also offers a handy pun for this blog article…

Is it me?

No it isn’t. The world really is peppered with satanic symbols and it really is trying to push, ease, cajole and groom you stealthily through nasty little gateways into bad stuff.

So here’s what I found on just one popular culture website on one day – Cool Hunting website today – without even really trying hard.

SKULL image; PYRAMID image; GOAT-HEAD image; Invite to “BE GREEDY.”

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WORLD-TURTLE image; outline of FEMALE TORSO FLOWERS image (suggests deflowering or dismemberment of the female – if you think I am unique in seeing that, then see what Klee thought!); Invite to “BE GREEDY” again.

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An up-beat non-critical article about transgender options in virtual reality SIMS game, a similarly toned article about recreational Cannabis use (yes I do characterise this example as recreational not medical), and an article about getting orgasms from your music.

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So, do we think this is a bunch of wholesome and healthy stuff that a Christian would feel happy to push out onto the world’s lifestyles?

Fortunately we know that the saved reborn are given eyes to see what the unsaved, sadly even when it is pointed out to them, cannot see. If you want to see what is really afoot in this world, you need to light of the world to see by, Jesus.

John 8:12 (KJV)

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

 

Hidden meanings

Today I found another skull image hidden in plain sight. Just another sign of the times. There are thousands of them. Just turn a packet of Cadbury Giant buttons upside down and compare to a Google search of skull cartoons.

Did the artist who drew it know? Who knows, the skull image is so prevalent now in  the End Times that it easily seeps into the sub-conscious, especially of those whom the Lord has not yet opened their eyes.

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But let us turn Satan’s nasty little games to do the Lord’s work. Let’s look for skulls and hidden things in the Bible.

If you search for skull in the Bible you will find it mentioned about half a dozen times. All but two mentions refer to Golgotha – the place of the skull – where Jesus won his victory.

Of the two exceptions, one refers to Abimelech’s head, and the other  in 2 Kings to Jezebel. Both the exceptions refer to death and destruction where death seemed to be the victor, and the non-exceptions to the place where Christ fought death and won.

And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands. – 2 Kings 9:35 (KJV)

The example in 2 Kings is especially enlightening because it is an echo prophesy. The bones of the head, hands and feet of Jezebel that remain after her death reflect the crucified hands and feet, and crowned head of Christ. Such echo prophesies are part of the watermarking of the divine word of God, our Holy Bible.

 

Spoon-feeding us death?

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Everywhere you will see the advert for death – Satan’s main product – symbolised by the image of a skull, because Jesus was crucified at a place known as the place of skulls.

These images hidden in plain sight are everywhere from Damien Hurst’s jewelled skull to baby clothes. Here’s a new take on it however. The old saying is “If you sup with the devil use a long spoon” and it is an old saying, over 400 years old. It simply means if you keep bad company don’t get too close. Both Chaucer and Shakespeare referred to it

“‘Therfor bihoveth him a ful long spoon/ That shal ete with a feend,’ thus herde I see.” (Canterbury Tales – The Squire’s Tale, c1386 – Chaucer)

“‘This is a devil, and no monster; I will leave him; I have no long spoon.'” (The Tempest, circa 1610 – Shakespeare)

Here is a new take on it, and no it is NOT on my wish list!

 

NOTICE: I have not been paid any money or given any inducements by any product manufacturer or store to mention the products or stores featured in this blog article.

Lighthouse mystery

No-one has ever been able to tell me definitively what was the function of the mysterious “Lighthouse” on top of the very narrow and old “flat iron”-shaped building on the corner of Pentonville Road in London England, opposite Kings Cross rail station. I have done a little research but have always drawn a blank.

There is an internet article (here <–click) that suggests the structure was some kind of an advert for an Oyster House – a place where people went to eat oysters. the building was built in 1888 and it’s unclear how long the lighthouse-shaped tower has been on top of it. The oldest picture they could come up with was 1955 from the background of the film “The Ladykillers.”

Here’s the lighthouse thing inset in my little montage of photos I took maybe about 5 to 7  years ago.

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So I was delighted to spot a frame of film from 1948 (so says the BBC in their documentary about the Flying Scotsman train (that was based at Kings Cross rail station) that clearly shows the structure was there in 1948. Sadly it is no clearer what it’s purpose was from the old still than my more recent photo. Stills below ↓

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You Tube scores a “Norway”

The silly ads on You Tube have hit a new peak of irrelevancy.

You Tube know who I am and what I watch, they are perfectly capable of targeting me with vaguely relevant and sometimes uncannily relevant ads. I am a British Christian that looks at British Christian things. My You Tube browsing includes Jazz and Pastors and cute funny cat & kitten videos.

So You Tube really hit the irelevancy sweet spot with the ad for the Almohtarif channel.

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What this guy is waffling on about I am pretty unsure, as it’s all in Arabic, a language I do not speak or read. I have not provided a link as it might be something nasty – I just don’t know as I cannot read or speak Arabic…

I did  a Google translate on a bit of what I found at the other end of the links and it said this…

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As you can see it was talking about Allah and phones and jail – I assume but perhaps wrongly the guy is suggesting you “jailbreak” your Apple Phone. Something personally I would not be recommending as although it is just about legal in many countries it isn’t a great thing to do to your expensive nice phone if you want to keep your warranty. The “Allah content” of the tiny scrap I translated at random doesn’t exactly fill me with confidence either.

A look at his website shows it to be covered in a rash of tacky ads for “investments”.

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Consumion says… “Norway”

Nil Points You Tube!