Zoweeeeee! Video Artsy! Please view in HD, if you can – see music credits below

Zoweeeeee! Video Artsy! Please view in HD, if you can – see music credits below
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Image by mimitalks, married, under grace
This is a compilation of artsy videos past. I’m a Christian woman, a wife, a mom of 2 teens, a homemaker (the term "housekeeper" would be stretching it!) and I just turned 55 in October, 2013 (senior discount at some places). This is my latest hobby – compilations of video art I’ve done since I learned how and had the programs with which to do them. Perhaps these are not my best work (I put some of what I believe are my best in a compilation here), but I must tell you that is a challenge to do this on any given day. Forgive any loose layers bopping about! I do hope (even with the inevitable mistakes here and there) it is fun for you to watch.

Again I stripped each video of the original music and used parts of 3 separate pieces of music (royalty-free) from this very cool site: Incompetech.com

Starts and ends with a short run from a piece of music found here:

incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=chipper+dood…

Chipper Doodle v2

Genre: Electronica
Time: 2:52 92 BPM (Moderato – A Bit Fast)
Instruments: Synths, Percussion, Piano  

Happy little tune with asynchronous edits, and unexpected modulations.
(Faster version of Chipper Doodle)
Bouncy, Bright, Grooving, Uplifting

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Mixed into the middle of the compilation are parts of 2 pieces of music, the first one being found here:

incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=electrodoodle

Genre: Electronica Collection: Medium Electronic
Time: 2:46 120 BPM (Allegro – Pretty Fast)
Instruments: Synths, Kit   

Yeah, it is happy. Yeah, it is simple. Yeah, there are… rhythmic things going on. How will you use this? honestly, I have no clue.
Bouncy, Uplifting

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and the second one being found here:

incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Kick+Shock

Kick Shock

Genre: Electronica Collection: Video Classica
Time: 1:03 138 BPM (Allegro – Pretty Fast)
Instruments: Synth Keys, Synth Drums, Triangle, Electronics 

Poppy electronic dance piece, thick with synths and phasing. Strong lead synth melody in beginning, ends with exposed drum part.
Action, Aggressive, Bright, Driving, Grooving

University of Oxford Heraldic Coat of Arms on a shield

University of Oxford Heraldic Coat of Arms on a shield
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Image by The Happy Rower
The heraldic arms of Oxford University arrayed on a shield. This traditional version of the heraldry of the University is now more often superseded by one containing the arms within a buckled circlet garter. This is a new rendition I made in lieu of the somewhat anaemic versions to be found online.

The heraldic description of the elements of the coat of arms is as follows: "Azure, upon a book open proper, leathered gules, garnished or, having on the dexter side seven seals of the last, the words DOMINVS ILLVMINATIO MEA; all between three open crowns, two and one, or."

The University of Oxford (commonly referred to as Oxford University or simply Oxford) is located in Oxford, England, United Kingdom. It is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and the second-oldest surviving university in the world. Although its exact date of foundation is unclear, there is evidence of teaching as far back as A.D. 1096. The University grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris.

Oxford is currently composed of 38 constituent colleges and six Permanent Private Halls. The latter were founded by different Christian denominations. The principal difference between a college and a PPH is that the former are governed by the fellows of the college, and governance of a PPH resides, at least in part, with the corresponding Christian denomination. Students at PPHs are members of the University of Oxford and have full access to the University’s facilities and activities.

This image is created as a gift to the Oxford University community in honour of over 1100 years of dedication to education excellence. They image is free to reproduce for private, personal use, or official use by the schools depicted.

I used two software programs to make these images–Adobe Photoshop Elements, and PowerPoint.

Be mindful, these emblems are the property of the schools displayed and should not be used for commercial or profit-making purposes without the consent of all, to the benefit of all the schools.

I hope you find the Oxford image heraldry image series useful and educational. Heraldry is an exercise in history, tradition, splendor and culture–Oxford University exemplifies all four.

How did I get motivated to do these graphics? The British spouse of an American officer attending a military college here joined our rowing club–you can see photos of our rowing club members on the Alabama River at my flicker.com home page. She rowed with Queens’ College Cambridge as an undergraduate. Being curious and an Anglophile, I googled the Queens’ College boat club and discovered the beauty of Cambridge University and its heraldic splendor. For a life-long student of heraldry, it was an inspiration.

I first issued a similar display for Cambridge University, and promised myself to do the same for Oxford University. It took a few years.

I also dedicated my heraldic imagery to those American and Commonwealth soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines, living and deceased, who served side by side as allies against common foes throughout our histories. God Bless and save the Queen and the President of the United States, and those who go into the breach risking their lives on our behalf: The brave members of the armed forces of both nations, as well as medical, police, and fire fighter first responders.

I hope these images pass muster–I researched as best I could from my humble abode in central Alabama.

RCB

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–I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.

–A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.

–Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.

–One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.
–Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

–It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.

–I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this Government: ‘I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat."

–Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt… We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

–Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

–But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age…. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will say, This was their finest hour.

Sir Winston Churchill

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Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,
Or close the wall up with our English dead!
In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility,
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger:
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favored rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect:
Let it pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o’erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a gallèd rock
O’erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swilled with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height! On, on, you noble English,
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof,
Fathers that like so many Alexanders
Have in these parts from morn till even fought
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument.
Dishonor not your mothers; now attest
That those whom you called fathers did beget you!
Be copy now to men of grosser blood
And teach them how to war! And you, good yeomen,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture. Let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not,
For there is none of you so mean and base
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot!
Follow your spirit; and upon this charge
Cry ‘God for Harry! England and Saint George!’
King’s monologue,

Act III, Henry V,
William Shakespeare

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Let not Ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys and destiny obscure; Nor Grandeur hear, with a disdainful smile, The short and simple annals of the poor. The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave, Awaits alike th’ inevitable hour, The paths of glory lead but to the grave.

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
Thomas Gray

XL Angels :: @COMBINES XL

XL Angels :: @COMBINES XL
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XL ANGELS
Dal 2 dicembre 2010 al 20 gennaio 2011
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Via Montevideo 9 Milano

Creature di spirito, esseri di luce sfavillanti, figure celesti spesso alate perché veloci e aeree. Gli angeli popolano da sempre l’immaginario collettivo come simbolo del bene ed esempio di purezza. Con un tema così affascinante si sono confrontati i più grandi artisti di tutti i tempi, dando vita a unʼiconografia ricchissima.
Adoranti o addolorati, musicanti o cantori, vendicatori o ripudiati dal cielo, gli angeli sono comunque entità di sovrumana bellezza. Il Beato Angelico li dipinge con tuniche disseminate di stelle, Botticelli con aureole dorate. Negli affreschi di Mantegna sono figure infantili rosee e rotonde, così come i celeberrimi putti di Raffaello che guardano al cielo. Assumono le sembianze di guerrieri vendicatori (San Michele e il drago di Raffaello) e di ispiratori di verità (San Matteo di Caravaggio). Sono le creature mistiche e romantiche dei Preraffaelliti, quasi un racconto metafisico nella Divina Commedia di Dalì. Sono le immagini di grande pathos di Chagall, che tra le due guerre dipinge un angelo rosso fiammeggiante caduto sugli orrori della terra. E ancora li ritroviamo come icone pop in Keith Haring e come putti “vittoriani” in un logo di Fiorucci che ha fatto il giro del mondo. […]

GLI ARTISTI

Angelo Barile, Akab, Christian Sonda, Dario Panzeri, Duty Gorn, Fabio Weik, Gigi Tarantola, Marco De Barba, Mariano Franzetti, Mot8, Mr. Wany, Nemos, Omer TDK e Emiliano Rubinacci, Sea, Thomas Berra, 2501, Tillo Buttinoni.

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Christians, please have some sense when you quote JN 1:1, will you?

Question by Jerry K: Christians, please have some sense when you quote JN 1:1, will you?
” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” JN 1:1.
Does this mean “In the beginning was Jesus, and Jesus was with God, and Jesus was God.”?

The text does not read “In the beginning was Jesus”. John did not write the word Jesus in his original manuscript. If he had meant that, he could have simply used the name Jesus. John wrote what he knew to be the Truth. In the beginning was the “Spoken Word” (i.e. God’s Command). “Jesus” happens to be a SUBSTITUTION of the Greek word “Logos” used by the apostle. In reality the bible readers are implying, suggesting, alluding or insinuating the name of Jesus. The concept of SUBSTITUTING the original Greek term ‘Logos’ with “Jesus” has been the traditional norm for the past many centuries. Hence it is not easy to believe otherwise. Is this “substitution” any where closer to the literal translation of the Greek word “Logos”? The answer is, No.
With the traditional “substitution” the verse reads; “and Jesus was with God and Jesus was God.” How can Jesus be “with” God, and “was” God, as well? It defies the logic(the chain of thoughts).
The LITERAL translation reads:
In the beginning was the ‘spoken word, command’, and the ‘spoken word, command’ was with God, and the ‘spoken word, command’ was Divine. JN 1:1

The opening of John’s Gospel coincides perfectly with the prologue of the Book of Genesis which reads; “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the God said, Let there be light; and there was light.”
(Genesis 1:1/ 3)

If you need to LIE, LIE Intelligently please. The people are getting cleverer and smarter. Its just a matter of time the TRUTH shall be known.

Best answer:

Answer by John D
You’re a fool.

Add your own answer in the comments!