if you love kenyan music you have got to see this

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i could not stop watching the videos on this blog 4 post is only a start , we Kenyans should be in the spot light because we deserve every bit of fame that comes our way as a patriot of Kenya i am surely going to contribute; as we look at this i pray that all Kenyans brace themselves for the lose of our parliamentarians . God rest there souls in peace

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BEING CLOSE TO JESUS THAN NEVER BEFORE

Twitter Bible Chat [infographic]

 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

How to Chat on Twitter: Updated Schedule

This is a simple how-to article on step by step chatting on twitter. Below is a current schedule of all our chat. I get a lot of questions and comments and requests from people who have never been involved in a chat on twitter. Note: I am not an expert. If any of you techies out there have something to add or correct please make a comment below.

On twitter I am @BibleMemCoins and we run multiple chats discussing Biblical issues and Christian subjects. We currently have built up to a great following…most chats we have 40-60 tweeps engaged in a great discussion.

So here is simple “how-to”.

1. You must enter into the ‘Search’ box up top on the twitter page “#MKBibleChat” and you will search and find the stream of tweets.
2. To comment and interact you must include with EVERY tweet #MKBibleChat (usually just cut and paste to do so easily.
3. Try to stay on subject and follow the stream of the conversation. Use times outside chats to ask other important and relevant questions.
4. Be courteous. This is a time for open discussion, NOT controversy and arguing a pet theological point. We are not here to argue Calvinism or speaking in tongues or other important but typically problematic positions. I would be glad to engage these outside chat.
5. Connect: Great opportunity to follow and develop followers who are on the chat.
6. Pray for the chat and those who are on it. “Apart from Me you can do nothing.” I believe that. We need to always ask God’s blessing on what we do and how we treat one another.
7. Invite others. We are growing and will offer more and more chats as there is more demand.

Here is an updated schedule for all our current chats on #MKBiblechat. A better format is being developed.

 

Monday:  9:30am EST      Book of Proverbs

 

Monday: 6pm EST              The 52 Major Stories of the Bible

 

Tuesday:  12noon EST       Topics with Christine @LifeVerse

 

Tuesday: 7:55pm EST        Characters of the Bible

 

Wednesday: 9:30am EST  Book of Psalms

 

Wednesday: 10pm EST      Parables of the New Testament

 

Thursday: 9:30am EST       Heroes of the Faith

 

Thursday: 7:55pm              The Sermon on the Mount

 

Friday: 9:30am EST            The Gospel of Mark

 

Friday: 7pm EST                  Book of James w/ Sara Lowe

 

Saturday: 11am EST           Interview Chat: various Christian ministries

 

Saturday: 8pm EST             #MKBiblechat Bible Jeopardy

Sunday: 7pm EST               Book of James w/ Cheri Douglas

how people work there way up just to turn out to be errors

Cooking The Books: Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson’s CS Degree “Error” Should Cost Him The Job

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“You guys might want to cover this before he resigns tomorrow,” one hardcore reader emailed in this evening. And yes indeed, newish Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson’s “inadvertent error” about which degree he got in college is looking like it could cost him his new job. It should.

After a day of TechCrunch covering companies who are busy pushing the world forward — like Facebook and its big IPO plans — here’s our obligatory late-night story about the guy who is, uh, suing the massive social network over some old patents that are supposedly infringing on the aging web portal.

For more than half a decade, at least, Thompson has told the world that he’d gotten a computer science degree from Stonehill College, located outside of Boston. Today, that falsehood got exposed by activist Yahoo investor Daniel Loeb, whose firm discovered that he had in fact gotten an accounting degree.

A hardcore techie degree isn’t a job requirement in a world where anyone can learn to code, where college dropouts are shaking up the technology world (Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg being one relevant example).

But it was probably more important earlier in Thompson’s career, when he working his way up the chain of command at his past jobs. Before he joined Yahoo in January, he served as the chief information officer at Barclays Global Investors, “where he implemented a new strategic technology platform and global infrastructure,” and as the CTO then President of PayPal.

One still assumes (or wants to assume) that he demonstrated the appropriate technical skills in these past jobs, even if Yahoo’s board failed to completely vet his background.

The real issue is that he lied about it. And the corporate explanation of an “inadvertent error” is just making the falsehood look like it runs that much deeper at the company. Not only did the company not uncover Thompson’s real degree before hiring him, it failed to do a few Google (er, Yahoo) searches today and see that even his alma mater is still describing him as an accounting major. 

And, I’m done writing this post. The whole affair, like Yahoo’s patent lawsuit against Facebook, and the company’s various bumblings over the past decade, is just embarrassing. Time to get back to covering innovation, and let the activist shareholders like Loeb have their field day trying to come up with a better plan for the company.

[Image via Yodel Anecdotal/Yahoo! Inc.]

 

SUING THE DEVIL

“Let the spiritual battle begin…”

Producer’s synopsis: “Luke O’Brien, a washed-up salesman turned night law student, decides to sue Satan for $8 trillion dollars. On the last day before Luke files a default judgment, Satan appears to defend himself. On Satan’s legal team are 10 of the country’s best trial lawyers. The entire world watches on Legal TV to see who will win the Trial of the Century.”

I can hardly find words to express how grand this film is—superb acting and story, with lot of action, drama and emotion—but the stunning message, that the devil’s greatest lie is he doesn’t exist, is what carries “Suing the Devil” to the end.

Malcolm McDowell, as the devil, packs a powerful, mesmerizing, punching performance to the very end, and without him, we wouldn’t be talking about this film, as much. This is probably his finest performance.

The movie has an eerie tension to it that begins with the first scene, and crescendos to the final confrontation between Luke (Bart Bronson) and the devil. The ending is one of the best in recent cinema history and culminates to an incredible feel-good, uplifting ending.

“Suing the Devil” does not portray the devil as a horrible being, but rather takes the C. S. Lewis approach that the devil is the same being that “tricked” Eve thousands of years earlier. I love this approach the filmmakers took—it’s a profoundly layered film that drips of intelligence, so lost among all films today, not just faith-based.

The film is unabashedly unashamed of the message it brings of God, which is also stunning and extremely admirable. The pastor proving God exists in 30 seconds or less on the witness stand is the moment I knew I was watching an instant classic. Name me a single movie that engages apologetics so entertainingly? I sat back tickled at the wonders each scene unfolded—snake in the courtroom anyone?

The ending brings a new, unpredictable and great twist to the story. I will not give it away. The supporting cast is pretty strong, especially Corbin Bernsen (“L.A. Law” TV series), who plays a wickedly funny legal commentator, along with Tom Sizemore (“Saving Private Ryan” “The Genius Club”) and Rebecca St. James.

But the film hinges everything on Malcolm McDowell’s performance, and he doesn’t let down; his performance is so compelling and mind-boggling you actually can’t wait until he returns to the screen. I can’t remember a performance this affecting in ages.

This is an absolute masterpiece. “Suing the Devil” is a movie that I will see again and again and will keep getting better.

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drag me to hell

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Sam Raimi takes the helm for this “spook-a-blast” shocker about an ambitious L.A. loan officer who incurs the wrath of a malevolent gypsy by refusing to grant her an extension on her home loan. Determined to impress her boss and get a much-needed promotion at work, Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) lays down the law when mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) literally comes begging for mercy at her feet. In retaliation for being publicly shamed, Mrs. Ganush places the dreaded curse of the Lamia on her unfortunate target, transforming Christine’s life into a waking nightmare. Her skeptical boyfriend, Clay (Justin Long), casually brushing off her disturbing encounters as mere coincidence, Christine attempts to escape eternal damnation by seeking out the aid of seer Rham Jas (Dileep Rao ). But Christine’s time is fast running out, and unless she’s able to break the curse, she’ll be tormented by a demon for three days before literally being dragged to hell. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

300 men

Battle of the Manly Men: Blood Bath With a Message

Warner Brothers Picture

 

“300” is about as violent as “Apocalyptic” and twice as stupid. Adapted from a graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Valery, it offers up a bombastic spectacle of honor and betrayal, rendered in images that might have been airbrushed onto a customized van sometime in the late 1970s. The basic story is a good deal older. It’s all about the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, which unfolded at a narrow pass on the coast of Greece whose name translates as Hot Gates.

Hot Gates, indeed! Devotees of the pectoral, deltoids and other fine muscle groups will find much to savor as King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) leads 300 prime Spartan porterhouses into battle against Persian forces commanded by Xerxes (Rodrigo Santos), a decadent self-proclaimed deity who wants, as all good movie villains do, to rule the world.

The Persians, pioneers in the art of facial piercing, have vastly greater numbers — including ninjas, dervishes, elephants, a charging rhino and an angry bald giant — but the Spartans clearly have superior health clubs and electrolysis facilities. They also hew to a warrior ethic of valor and freedom that makes them, despite their gleeful appetite for killing, the good guys in this tale. (It may be worth pointing out that unlike their mostly black and brown foes, the Spartans and their fellow Greeks are white.)

But not all the Spartans back in Sparta support their king on his mission. A gaggle of sickly, corrupt priests, bought off by the Persians, consult an oracular exotic dancer whose topless gyrations lead to a warning against going to war. And the local council is full of appeasers and traitors, chief among them a sardonic, shifty-eyed smoothy named Theron (Dominic West, known to fans of “The Wire” as the irrepressible McNulty).

Too cowardly to challenge Leonidas man to man, he fixes his attention on Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey), a loyal wife and Spartan patriot who fights the good fight on the home front. Gorgo understands her husband’s noble purpose, the higher cause for which he is willing to sacrifice his life. “Come home with your shield or on it,” she tells him as he heads off into battle after a night of somber marital whoopee. Later she observes that “freedom is not free.”

Another movie — Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s “Team America,” whose wooden puppets were more compelling actors than most of the cast of “300” — calculated the cost at $1.05. I would happily pay a nickel less, in quarters or arcade tokens, for a vigorous 10-minute session with the video game that “300” aspires to become. Its digitally tricked-up color scheme, while impressive at times, is hard to tolerate for nearly two hours (true masochists can seek out the Imax version), and the hectic battle scenes would be much more exciting in the first person. I want to chop up some Persians too!

There are a few combat sequences that achieve a grim, brutal grandeur, notably an early engagement in which the Spartans, hunkered behind their shields, push back against a Persian line, forcing enemy soldiers off a cliff into the water. The big idea, spelled out over and over in voice-over and dialogue in case the action is too subtle, is that the free, manly men of Sparta fight harder and more valiantly than the enslaved masses under Xerxes’ command. Allegory hunters will find some gristly morsels of topicality tossed in their direction, but you can find many of the same themes, conveyed with more nuance and irony, in a Pokémon cartoon.

Zack Snyder’s first film, a remake of George Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead,” showed wit as well as technical dexterity. While some of that filmmaking acumen is evident here, the script for “300,” which he wrote with Kurt Johnstad and Michael B. Gordon, is weighed down by the lumbering portentousness of the original book, whose arresting images are themselves undermined by the kind of pomposity that frequently mistakes itself for genius.

In time, “300” may find its cultural niche as an object of camp derision, like the sword-and-sandals epics of an earlier, pre-computer-generated-imagery age. At present, though, its muscle-bound, grunting self-seriousness is more tiresome than entertaining. Go tell the Spartans, whoever they are, to stay home and watch wrestling.

“300” is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). Much butchery, some lechery.

300

Opens today nationwide.

Directed by Zack Snyder; written by Mr. Snyder, Kurt Johnstad and Michael B. Gordon, based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley; director of photography, Larry Fong; edited by William Hoy; music by Tyler Bates; production designer, James Bissell; produced by Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann and Jeffrey Silver; released by Warner Brothers Pictures. Running time: 116 minutes.

WITH: Gerard Butler (King Leonidas), Lena Headey (Queen Gorgo), Dominic West (Theron), David Wenham (Dilios), Vincent Regan (Captain), Michael Fassbender (Stelios), Tom Wisdom (Astinos), Andrew Pleavin (Daxos), Andrew Tiernan (Ephialtes) and Rodrigo Santoro (Xerxes).