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23 Aug 2020 15:34 #354014 by Carlos.Martinez3
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29 Aug 2020 13:16 #354184 by Carlos.Martinez3
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01 Sep 2020 12:02 #354254 by Carlos.Martinez3
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I often wonder about what separates us.. there is so much hate, hurt, distrust, amd anger right now between everyone. I think that a Jedi would grow if they are focusing on character. Many people are hurting right now and making some poor choices because they are struggling to either express their pain or feeling as if they aren't being heard. This is where we need to show empathy towards others and to offer a hand or a hug. We are not what we do but how we do it.


A message from a buddy ... a non Jedi

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12 Oct 2020 14:27 #355282 by Carlos.Martinez3
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From “The Little Prince”

How can somemone own the stars? To whom do they belong, replied the business man grumpily? I don’t know , to nobody. Then they belong to me because I thought of it first. That’s all it takes? Of course, when you find a diamond that belongs to nobody, in particular, then it’s yours. When you find a item that belongs to nobody, it’s yours.


By Antoine De Saint Exupery

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21 Oct 2020 22:18 - 21 Oct 2020 22:21 #355521 by Carlos.Martinez3
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“Is Peoples” Plural - not possessive.





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Jim Henson has away with things for me- his worlds and ideas were no exception.
People’s is people’s.

"Hey. I tell you what is. Big city, hmm? Live. Work, huh? But. Is not city open. Only peoples. Peoples is peoples. No is buildings. Is tomatoes, huh? Is peoples, is dancing, is music, is potatoes. So, peoples is peoples. Okay?" - Pete (Louis Zorich), a Manhattan restaurateur, to Kermit the Frog, offering perhaps the best statement of life wisdom depicted in cinema, in The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984).

Taken from here
www.chronologicalsnobbery.com/2007/12/pe...uppets-take.html?m=1

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22 Oct 2020 13:16 - 22 Oct 2020 15:03 #355531 by Carlos.Martinez3
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During my Medic training in Ft Sam Houston, I kept what you call "spider wire" up my uniform sleeve for what was honestly, 4 hours. There was lots of book and PowerPoint time so there was very little physical stress during this time in my training. A Instructor slash Drill SGT
asked me to prove that I was a magician at at "any given time." He asked me to do a trick on command. I floated his CAB, which is a pin he had on his chest. The trick upset and astounded some. What every one did NOT know was that I had exhausted almost a whole roll of spider wire waiting for him to ask. The trick was ready every day till he called me.
I love the Modern day Magician. Sawing people in half and tricking people into thinking the impossible is possible. Its something I find just as fascinating as some works of fiction. (hint hint hint)
Today, The Amazing Randi has died. This man was amazing. He debunked much of what was considered..."mystical." I saw him in Reno during my time in the Army. There's a "secret" place the US Army stores things and its cell phone and T.V. and radio silence there. To get off the "rock," we decided to go to Reno. I cant gamble at all. My choice. I took in a show with, you guessed it, The Amazing Randi. He spoke very clear in character and did a few things so fast it looked, too easy. Most people missed the tricks. Then he began doing tricks differently. He had the grey beard and began to play the old man. Simple tricks were easily seen as he placed things in his pocket really obviously. It was a part of his act. I have a habit at looking at the audience often during movies and during shows. I was amazed because of the faces of the people. They were NOT impressed at this old man too slow to fool them, yet there was more explanation and instruction in his feeble character than there was in any book on magic you could ever find. The group I was with were in uniform so he called us to the stage and said a thank you for the service and handed me a coin. We said thank you and sat down. Its tradition to put the coin as Army in your pocket and go abut your business. When I returned back to the post, I changed and got ready for bed. To my surprise, the coin he gave me was the coin that was missing from a small concrete T-Wall commemorating joint service with another hospital. Both coins were missing from the statue.

He got me, he got us ALL on post. The trick was just for us. I am grateful to this day. No one can ever take that from me, except The Amazing Randi.
These clips are from different platforms and may expire. Not our platform - not our content. Its worth placing here because some things just need to be know as much as seen and said.



This one trick works on any one with what ever you use. Its a old school "elementary" trick. The "frequency" used is nothing more than what we call muscle memory. It works for balance as well. There were a brand of bracelets claiming to help with balance the same way. Its a basic illusion taught and learned next to the sliding finger trick in any magic shop and trade workshop. Try this. Now put this on or touch this and try it now. Ta-dahh!
What this guy did was make things evident.

tubitv.com/movies/479036/an_honest_liar

this link to this video was a good watch. In the end, the choice is always yours. Believe or to not-believe as much as it is to seek or not to seek. Hope this is a good tribute to some one who tries... THIS IS WHAT HIS TRY LOOKED LIKE. He tried every time to make you think differently. I know a few Modern day Jedi just like Randi and just as Amazing. Hope it at least opens eyes and minds a bit. Fare well good friend i never knew , yet knew more than my own good friends. The curtain has closed for the last time. Who will the stage show next? What will the next act bring?

Ladies and Gentleman - The AMAZING Randi...





( bow-exit door stage right)
Pastor Carlos

tubitv.com/movies/479036/an_honest_liar

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28 Oct 2020 16:33 #355745 by Carlos.Martinez3
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I consider myself a person born from the streets. I’ve eaten some good food from carts and some not so good slop passed as cuisine, most times a egg can blow my mind open but I am in thankful heart I learned to appreciate the noodles in a cup. No matter where I am, I am grateful for the ability to have and share a cup of noodles almost anywhere, with anyone willing. Cheers! Today I share with my son and my busy wife. When the mundane for me become the grateful and blissful, things can change.
Force keep y’all!
Pastor Carlos

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