So I was out-of-pocket for awhile but I have picked this goal back up. I’m going to try a slow and steady approach this time and see if I can do any better.
So I was out-of-pocket for awhile but I have picked this goal back up. I’m going to try a slow and steady approach this time and see if I can do any better.
Since my last manifestation worked well (seriously), trying this again. Make it so! Wishing you all the same good fortune.
a. God wants you to fear him, keep his commandments, and obey his voice.
b. If anyone tells you different, even someone from your own family, you should kill them.
c. Also, if you find cities of these types of people you should burn the cities to the ground.
a. People should not eat camels, rabbits, and/or pigs.
b. You can eat all fish unless they don’t have fins and/or scales… then you cannot eat them.
c. You can eat some birds but there are a good many you cannot eat like eagles, vultures, and osprey.
a. People should help the poor and the needy.
b. Slaves that are Hebrew should be set free after six years.
c. Lame or blind animals should not be sacrificed to God but eaten instead.
a. No one should eat leavened bread for seven days in the month of Abib.
b. Judges should judge people with just judgment.
c. People should not set up an image that the Lord hates.
a. More instructions to kill people that don’t believe in God, this time saying that there needs to be two or three witnesses. You cannot do it if there is only one or no witnesses.
b. Not following through on the judgment of a judge is punishable by death.
c. Even the king of the land should follow God’s commandments.
a. One should not consult with witches, wizards, and/or enchanters.
b. God promises a prophet to speak in his name.
c. He indicates you will know when the prophet has not been speaking for God when the things this prophets say turn out not to come to pass or be untrue.
Woah, not making this stuff up folks. Not a lot of tolerance baked into this section of chapters.
Bransons, space tourists anxious for maiden flight
By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
UPHAM, N.M. (AP)—Few people know British billionaire Richard Branson better than his mother. After all, some say she instilled in him much of his resourcefulness and thirst for adventure.
From flying around the world in a balloon to swimming with sharks, the 87-year-old Eve Branson says her baby – as she calls him – has been in plenty of difficult and dangerous situations. All of his adventures have turned out fine, and she expects it will be no different with his efforts to get paying customers to the edge of the Earth on his Virgin Galactic spaceline.
“Everything he does is usually done pretty thoroughly,” she says. “He tries very hard, my little baby.”
Eve Branson acknowledges that her family is anxious to see the day when the first mothership and rocket take off from Virgin Galactic’s remote desert base at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico. But this adventure goes way beyond Richard Branson and his usual stuntman antics.
The aim, the daring businessman says, is to one day make traveling to space safe and affordable for the masses, not just those who can afford a $200,000 ticket.
While some might think the venture is dangerous, the thoroughness Branson’s mother brags about has left hundreds of prospective space tourists with no second thoughts about flying with Virgin Galactic. More than 450 people from 46 different countries have already plunked down deposits.
The futuristic Spaceport America and the nearly 2-mile concrete runway are complete, and the spacecraft being developed for Virgin Galactic are done. All that’s lacking are more rocket tests and powered test flights.
Branson said in an interview following Monday’s dedication ceremony at Spaceport America that he expects enough tests to be done by Christmas 2012 so commercial flights can begin soon after. He and his children plan to be among the first to fly.
The hard part is waiting.
But Branson didn’t waste an opportunity during his visit to share his excitement with some 150 space tourists.
“Are you all pinching yourselves? Because I know I am,” he told them while inside the spacious hangar.
Sonja Rohde of Hagen, Germany, was among those listening. She was one of the first 100 people to sign up after bumping into Branson while on safari in Africa and learning about his plan.
Rohde, who is in her early 30s, had dreamed of becoming an astronaut when she was young. The more practical desires of her parents won out, but she didn’t give up the dream of one day making it to space.
“I saw a documentary that said space travel would be possible for private individuals from 2050 on. I said `OK, I’ll do it even as a toothless grandmother, but I will do it,’” she said.
She met Branson in 2005, as he and New Mexico officials were negotiating details of the spaceport venture. It was then she realized that becoming the first German woman to reach space could happen a lot sooner.
Rohde said it was a magical moment – the right time, the right place and a chance meeting with the right person.
Now, she says it’s like waiting for Christmas.
“You can hardly wait to finally take off,” she said.
Rohde has attended every milestone since Virgin Galactic began its venture. She has also done some weightlessness training and has grand visions of what it will be like when she’s finally aboard SpaceShipTwo.
G-forces pressing her into the seat. The sensation of traveling at four times the speed of sound. The sky changing from light to dark blue to purple and then finally black.
“I think it will fulfill everything I envision in a perfect space adventure because we will be able to see 1,000 miles in every direction,” she said. “I think it will be overwhelming and breathtaking to see our fragile Earth from above, and I think it will provide a deeper appreciation, a deeper understanding of the Earth.”
The prospect of suborbital flights and someday traveling further into space also holds promise for New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, who made her first visit to the spaceport for the dedication since taking office in January.
Martinez spoke to all the spaceport’s practical benefits – jobs, educational opportunities for New Mexico students, international recognition and partnerships that could spur more economic development.
But seeing Virgin Galactic’s mothership WhiteKnightTwo taxi down the runway, lift off and fly over the spaceport as the moon was overhead evoked something more for the governor.
“I might have to add it to my bucket list,” she said, noting later that it would have to become more affordable.
Branson boasted this week that it will be at least five years before Virgin Galactic has serious rivals in the commercial space tourism race. Until then, he might have to continue pinching himself.
“The aim is not just to make dreams come true for the people who can afford $200,000,” he said. “The aim is make dreams come true for hundreds of thousands of people. ... That’s a dream I think that we will make a reality one day.”
When Branson first proposed the spaceline, his mother’s response was, “Oh God, here we go again.”
Standing on the tarmac with the spaceport looming large behind her and Virgin Galactic’s sleek spacecraft sitting to the side, she said she never dreamed it would get to this point.
“We are making a little bit of history, aren’t we? It’s wonderful,” she said. “We can’t wish for any more, really.”
I’m up late cranking through work, so I am manifesting this one. I know it’s true!
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step, isn’t that the truth… Get stepping!
Today’s fortune: Someone is looking up to you. Don’t let that person down. Not sure who that is, but in recent years I have been trying to be a much better friend and role model to my young brother, and I definitely don’t want to let him down. Maybe this fortune makes more sense than I originally thought…
Actually need to do my best to make sure I manifest this tomorrow. One can hope! If you’re reading this, think good thoughts for me. Thanks.
This fortune needs no explanation…
Just found out via Facebook a classmate from my high school is one of the pilots for Virgin Galactic. So cool! Check out his test flight on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er9-sTDhJ58&
Space tourism has already reached low-Earth orbit, and now the industry is shooting for the moon.
After helping to send seven private citizens on eight trips to the International Space Station – starting with Dennis Tito, who became the world’s first space tourist on April 28, 2001 – the Virginia-based company Space Adventures is mapping out a tourist trip around the moon.
Despite a nine-figure ticket price, the firm has already signed up a passenger for a maiden moon journey. And if it inks a second customer soon, the mission could launch within three to five years, company officials say.
“We need that second contract for the mission to go ahead,” said Space Adventures president Tom Shelley. “But we’re confident that we’ll be able to make an announcement about that mission later this year.”
A commercial moon shot
Space Adventures arranges flights for its clients aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft, workhorse vehicles that have been plying the heavens since the 1960s. [Photos: The First Space Tourists]
On the circumlunar trip, customers will travel aboard a Soyuz around the far side of the moon and back—a journey of seven or eight days, Shelley said. The spacecraft won’t land on the lunar surface, but passengers will still get an experience that has been limited so far to a few dozen astronauts with NASA’s Apollo program. [Giant Leaps: Top Milestones of Human Spaceflight]
“You’re going to get to within 100 kilometers [62 miles] of the moon’s surface, so you’re going to get a really close-up view of the moon and that incredible Earthrise as well,” Shelley told SPACE.com. “There are only 24 people who have seen that.” [Gallery: Our Changing Moon]
Early into this long trek, the Soyuz will meet up in low-Earth orbit with a separately launched unmanned rocket. This booster will contain a propulsion system, helping the spacecraft get all the way to the moon.
The Soyuz may meet up with the rocket and head toward the moon immediately, or it may stop at the International Space Station before the rocket rendezvous, according to Shelley.
“Those are the two options,” he said. “I can’t say which one it would be at this stage. There are a number of factors that go into that decision.”
Putting the money down
The moon mission will be different from Space Adventures’ one-tourist-at-a-time trips to the space station. The three-seat Soyuz will carry two paying passengers to the moon, with the third seat occupied by a Russian mission commander, Shelley said.
And then there’s the price. Space tourists reportedly paid between $20 million and $35 million to get to the station.
“It would be more, considerably more,” Shelley said of the moon mission. The per-seat price would be “in the range of $150 million.”
One customer overcame the sticker shock and signed his name on the dotted line. That deal was sealed last year, Shelley said. The moon mission could launch within five years if passenger number two signs on soon, he added.
“It’s a different destination that’s pushing the boundaries a little bit further, and it should be a great event when it happens,” Shelley said.
ALBUQUERQUE — Space travel will soon be within the reach of ordinary people, provided that they have extraordinary bank accounts.
A two-hour flight from New Mexico’s Spaceport America will run $200,000 per traveler, an executive of flight operator Virgin Galactic said Monday.
Test flights are still being conducted, and the first suborbital launch with passengers may not occur until 2013, said Will Pomerantz, a vice president of the company.
But Virgin Galactic sees a ready market for high-dollar commercial space travel, Pomerantz said. About 400 people already have made deposits for flights.
To date, only 517 people have journeyed to outer space, Pomerantz said. These astronauts from the United States, China and the former Soviet Union were blessed with perfect vision, great intellects and a fearlessness that set them apart from a million other fliers.
Commercial ventures such as Virgin Galactic’s will widen the numbers by giving those with big incomes a taste of space travel, Pomerantz said. He spoke before about 300 people at a luncheon of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association’s New Mexico chapter.
The lures of space are easy to identify, Pomerantz told the developers.
“It’s fun to go. It’s inspiring to go,” he said.
Pomerantz said the $209 million Spaceport in Sierra County will provide more than a flight of fantasy for those with money to burn. He said it will create an industry — space tourism — for Southern Mexico.
Fliers who venture to the Spaceport — 33 miles from Truth or Consequences and 50 miles from Las Cruces — will not vacation alone, he said. They will bring spouses, children, siblings and friends who will monitor their flight.
Pomerantz said his company anticipates that the cost of space travel will drop as the business grows. He said a flight ticket should one day cost as much as a Sport Utility Vehicle, not a middle-class home.
Virgin Galactic expects to expand its passenger base by attracting scientists as well as adventurers.
Even NASA now realizes that a market exists for the taxpayer-supported Spaceport and private companies that can fly people 64 miles above the surface of the earth, Pomerantz said.
Fliers’ actual time in outer space probably will amount to about five minutes of the two-hour trip, Pomerantz said. But they will experience weightlessness before gliding back to the New Mexico desert, he said.
Each flight will carry only eight people — a pilot, copilot and six passengers, Pomerantz said. Given those small numbers, Virgin Galactic probably must anchor its spaceships in New Mexico and nowhere else, he said.
It means those who want to travel to space must visit the state, he said.
Pomerantz predicted growth around the Spaceport as the pool of customers increases. He said Las Cruces may find new markets for high-end restaurants and hotels because of space travel.
Test flights will continue until Virgin Galactic decides it is ready to accommodate passengers, he said. The Federal Aviation Administration is the primary regulator of the Spaceport and its businesses.
Space travel by its nature carries dangers, Pomerantz said. But Virgin Galactic knows that the business cannot flourish unless the flights are safe, he said.
It’s amazing how fast this language continues to evolve. I don’t think my skills will be relevant for much longer. Glad to see Apple is finally getting on board. I would have gotten an iPhone (instead of an Android) if they had made this decision earlier.
Taking a lie detector test is an interesting experience, not sure I really enjoyed it but this time around it was definitely worth it (for me at least). Not sure I want to do it again however.
a. Moses explained to his people that God only loves the children of Israel and to repay people “that hate him to their face”.
b. Moses further explains that God will inflict disease on anyone that hates thee and also send hornets after them.
c. Moses admits that God is mighty but also terrible.
a. Moses explains that God made the children of Israel suffer and starve for 40 years to humble them.
b. Moses says that if you worship any other religion you are destine to perish.
a. The children of Israel took over the land of the Anakims but did not feel responsible for kicking them out because God told Moses the Anakims were wicked.
b. Moses said that God still thinks the children of Israel are “stiffnecked” for beginning to worship a statue of a baby cow while Moses was up the mount for 40 days waiting for God to finish the first set of commandments.
c. Moses retold the story of how he had to beg God not to destroy the children of Israel and start anew.
a. Aaron died and E-le-a’zar, his son, took over his position in the priest’s office.
b. God requested to be feared and served ”...to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.”
c. God acknowledges doing great and terrible things.
a. God again promises to bestow land that flows with milk and honey, this time on the promise the Ten Commandments are upheld.
b. God also promises to give rain, first rain and latter rain too, plus some grass.
c. However, if anyone decides to worship another god then God plans to shut off the rain. This is called “a blessing and a curse” in the Bible, another colloquialism like “milk and honey” that I had no idea came from the Bible.
a. Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which he hath given thee: the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and as of the hart (which are fancy names for deer).
b. However, you can’t eat the blood. You need to pour that out on the ground.
c. God tells the children of Israel not to inquire about other religions to avoid wrath.
This is one hard goal! It has been over a year since my last entry. I wonder if I’ll ever finish. I can’t believe someone is going to tweet the whole thing.
The diving in Honduras is incredible. If you go there I recommend West End Divers. The staff there is really friendly and helpful.
There is a little overlap though.
...but I am not giving up like last time. I need to find a plateau buster! Tried negatives and super sets, maybe nutrition is what is lacking?
a. After the children of Israel wandered for forty years, God said it was alright for them to possess the land that was swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
b. Moses begins to chronologically sermonize the journey and what happened between the children of Israel and God.
a. Moses continues the sermon, explaining how God instructed them to leave certain communities alone along the way, including the community of giants known to some as Zam-zum’mims.
b. He details how they passed over Jordan and utterly destroyed Sihon and his people: the men, and the women, and the little ones.
a. Moses goes on to explain how they utterly destroyed Og and his people too, and took threescore cities from them.
b. It is explained that God began to get wroth with Moses at some point and asked him to stop bringing up certain matters when they spoke together.
c. God asked Moses to encourage and strengthen Joshua, for it was Joshua that would eventually go before the people and cause them to inherit the land.
a. Moses explains that the statutes, commandments, and judgments set up by God are not open to interpretation.
b. Moses was not allowed to go to Jordan for previously upsetting God.
c. Moses explains to all his people how they should believe in God because God was able to speak to them through a midst of fire.
a. Moses once again affirmed God as being jealous and that the children of Israel where to believe in no other gods.
b. Moses also reminded everyone of the 10 commandments again.
c. Moses exclaims that if you walk in all the ways which God hath commanded you, that you may live, and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land.
a. Moses states that everyone needs to fear God, serve God, and swear by God’s name.
b. He told the children of Israel they need to remind their sons that they were Pharaoh’s bondmen in Egypt; and that God was the one that brought them out of Egypt with a mighty hand.