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It is time to wake up …

Well, the evil hearted global elitists removed this video off of YouTube. Of course YouTube is very much in cahoots with them. It is probably just a matter of time before these other videos posted here will disappear too. I fully expect that this blog will someday disappear as well as these people don’t want their evil deeds exposed.

Here is another video to help us understand all of this … It is all about gaining more and more control over us … preparing us for what lies ahead in their global takeover agenda …




FREE GIFT awaits you!



There is lots going on in this world we live in. Here is a video I highly recommend (as I do all of this man’s VIDEOS):


Did God create evil? Sounds like a fair question. And after all does not God’s Word say in John 1:3 … “All things were made through Him (Jesus Christ), and without Him was not any thing made that was made.”? (Also other verses say this … 1 Corinthians 8:6 and Colossians 1:16) It sure sounds like God created evil if you go by these verses and don’t bother to look further and “rightly divide” (interpret, understand and apply) God’s Word. Man gets into all kinds of trouble by failing to do so. Many things are misunderstood and as a result we can get all messed up in what we believe. The answer to the question is … NO. No, God did not create evil … but what He created was the potential for evil to come about. He originally created angels as free moral agents with self will. They had the ability to choose to obey Him or disobey Him just like we humans do. All was fine at first as the angels obeyed God, but after awhile one angel became prideful and decided he was going to disobey. He thought he could take upon himself God’s glory and position. This angel persuaded a third of all the angels to join him in this rebellion and attempt to overthrow God’s rule … to exalt himself above God. A war took place in which this angel and all the others quickly discovered they were no match for God after all. You can read about it in various passages of scripture …

Isaiah 14:12-14

12 “How you have fallen from heaven,
O [a]star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who have weakened the nations!
13 “But you said in your heart,
‘I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.
14 ‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.’ ”  New American Standard Bible (NASB)

This angel’s name was Lucifer. He was a special angel and was very pleasing to look upon. He was in charge of the worship of God in heaven. You can read more about Lucifer and how he became prideful which led him to rebellion which resulted in his becoming Satan (the devil). Some of the angels who joined him in this rebellion became demons and they serve him in carrying out his evil in our midst.

Ezekiel 28:12-19

12 “Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “You had the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. 13 “You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: the ruby, the topaz and the diamond; the beryl, the onyx and the jasper; the lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald; and the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets, was in you. On the day that you were created they were prepared. 14 “You were the anointed cherub who covers, and I placed you there. You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 “You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created until unrighteousness was found in you. 16 “By the abundance of your trade you were internally filled with violence, and you sinned; Therefore I have cast you as profane from the mountain of God and I have destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17 “Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I put you before kings that they may see you. 18 “By the multitude of your iniquities in the unrighteousness of your trade you profaned your sanctuaries. Therefore I have brought fire from the midst of you; It has consumed you and I have turned you to ashes on the earth in the eyes of all who see you. 19 “All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; You have become terrified and you will cease to be forever.”’”  New American Standard Bible (NASB)

We find more concerning the story of how Satan (the devil) came about …

Revelation 12:7-9

7 “And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, 8 and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”  New American Standard Bible (NASB)

This was the introduction of evil into God’s creation. When God created man and then woman Satan came in the form of a snake to the woman lying to her and deceiving her so that she chose to disobey God. She called out to man wanting him to join her in this disobedience. Man was not deceived but he did give into to the woman and went along with her disobeying God.

Genesis 3:1-6

3 “Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; 3 but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’” 4 The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! 5 For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. ”  New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Upon disobeying God all sorts of problems began and continue on to this day. This comic book style tract tells the story well …


one way

So did God know all this would happen? Yes, He did! You might be thinking “Then why would He do this knowing what was going to happen?” That too is a fair question. I will state upfront that God knows what He is doing and has a purpose in all that He does. And everything He does will ultimately bring glory to Him. So what is His purpose in this?  I just told you … to bring glory to Himself. “But how will allowing evil and all the horrible things which have happened, are happening and will yet happen in the future bring glory to Him?” He is in the process of proving to Satan and his fallen angels as well as to all of mankind that LOVE IS GREATER THAN ANYTHING ELSE. By this I mean He is showing that because He loves and first loved us there will be many who will love Him in return and live their lives in obedience to Him motivated out of love. Thus LOVE TRIUMPHS OVER EVIL! When we fully and truly understand His great love for us then we are greatly attracted to Him. We are all very special to Him.

You are special

God is bringing all of this to a close as we are living the the End Times. It won’t be long before some very horrific things happen as this age we are living in comes to an end. Satan knows his time is short and he and his demons are working hard to do all they can trying to thwart God’s plan and to accomplish all they can to deceive man and take as many with them to hell as they can. They will lose in the end and will admit defeat and that God is Supreme.

What about you? What have or what will you do with Jesus? There is nothing more important than this. Your eternal soul is at stake! There is no neutrality. We are either for Jesus or against Him. And being for Him is not just something we say from our mouths. Jesus Himself said that we must be born again. Otherwise we will all die in our sins and enter a Christ-less eternity in hell fire suffering torment and anguish forever and ever. It could not be anymore serious.

God’s plan of salvation


Noah's Ark

Currently, much to my surprise, the brand new movie, Noah’s Ark 2014, is available to view on YouTube. I watched it a couple of weeks or so ago. I was extremely disappointed by it as it was not only ridiculously dumb as it was not at all scriptural, but it made God out to be some kind of an incompetent fool Who didn’t know what He was doing and had regrets over His decision. I could not recommend this movie to anyone. Those responsible for its creation will answer to God for what they have done. God will not be mocked. Whatever a man sows he will also reap! (Galatians 6:7)  It was bad enough that they smeared the good character of Noah and his family, but to portray God as a fool is simply intolerable. I could not help but wonder if whoever wrote this script was on drugs.

I was just thinking … Noah’s Ark was built by amateurs while the Titanic was built by professionals. The major difference was that the builders of the ark didn’t mock God. The builders of the Titanic made the boast that even God could not sink the Titanic. Having spent 8 years serving in the U.S. Navy aboard a total of 7 ships and one large boat (some very short term and one pier-side no longer used for going out to sea) I know what it is like to sail the ocean waters as well as Lake Michigan. The dimensions God gave to Noah for the ark were later discovered by man to be the most stable ship design.

A full-size Noah’s Ark will be built in Kentucky biblical park. Builders of a Noah’s Ark in Northern Kentucky put faith, painstaking detail into $50 million tourism project. And it’s to be big. Five hundred and fifty feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high. You can read about it here as well as view a video.

As I have spent a few hours looking thru websites, YouTube videos, etc. looking for ark related stuff to share here I found a whole lot of very critical commentaries, etc. of people who reject the biblical account of Noah’s Ark and the global flood. I guess that doesn’t surprise me, but it does sadden me. We are living in the End Times and God has said that people will be the same as they were back in Noah’s day. They laughed at Noah and his family and rejected the warnings. When the water level got deep enough they finally realized too late that there must be something to all this. Only 8 people were spared. They were safe in the ark. Everyone else drowned. Jesus Christ is the “ark” of salvation and only means of escaping what is coming upon the earth … when God pours out His wrath upon sinful mankind. Only those who are in this ark will be spared. What will you do with Jesus?



We all like and want guarantees … the more, the longer, the better. Most of us have heard the saying that the only guarantees we have in this life are taxes and death. We certainly have taxes although many have managed to elude paying taxes . And no one has yet to discover any means of escaping death (and they never will). Sooner or later we will all face death. So I don’t think anyone would argue that neither of these are something we tend to get all excited about. Most of us who pay taxes think that we pay way too much and indeed we do as far as the cost of “Constitutional government”.

Therein lies the problem … government is out of control and the cost is beyond comprehension and beyond any hope of recovery. A major crash is coming soon which will be used to trigger all the rest of the Illuminati’s plan of final takeover of our lives and this world we live in. Extremely difficult and dangerous times are coming soon. We have no guarantees of how life is going to be for any of us. And death may very well come early for many of us at the hands of these evil hearted people.

6000 Jews and many others suffered greatly and died a horrible death at the hands of such people back in the time of Hitler. It is about to be repeated but few are aware of it, believe it or are prepared for it. Most people think life is just going to continue on as it always has been. What a rude awakening awaits them! God has said in His Word that “Men’s hearts will fail them for fear and for looking upon those things which are coming on the earth”. (See Luke 21:26)

In this life we have very few guarantees, but we do have some. Let me list some which come to mind:

1) We all will die and stand before the judgement seat of Jesus Christ and give an account of our lives to Him.

2) We all have eternal life … it is just a matter of where we will spend it.

3) If we die in our sins, we shall surely perish into eternal damnation.

4) If we come to God on His terms He offers us salvation … the forgiveness of our sins and the consequences of our sin removed (the sentence upon us overturned) and the promise of spending eternal life with Him.

5) We should not fear man who can only destroy this body, but we should fear God Who is able to destroy both body and soul in hell.

Those are just a few guarantees that come to mind. As to what lies ahead for anyone of us as far as these difficult times I have been speaking of I don’t know and I can’t say I am anxious to find out. But this much I know … Jesus has not appointed me to His wrath. I may have to face man’s evil doings but I will face it with hope of eternal life in Christ and remembering that to live is Christ and to die is gain.

Jesus suffered a horrific agonizing death so that you and I could have eternal life with Him. He demonstrated His love for us in that while we were in the very act of committing sin (showing ourselves to be God’s enemies in rebellion against God), He died for us. There is no greater demonstration of love than one who lays down his life for his enemies. If you have not answered the question yet I put it to you now …

“What will you do with Jesus?”  Someday your heart will be asking, “What will He do with me?”


When I was serving in the U S Navy near the end of my last enlistment I had a T-shirt made up which I bought in the Philippines. I loved to wear it when I left the ship on liberty. The enlisted “lifers” and officers didn’t much care for it nor appreciate my wearing it, but I didn’t let that stop me. “Gettin’ Short” was the caption imprinted on the T-shirt along with an image. That refers to my time left in the Navy was getting short. Indeed, I was a “short timer”. On the back side of it it had another caption … “USN … Never Again!” Here is a picture of me wearing this T-shirt taken in Guam at a swimming hole in a local river with a water fall in the background:

gettin' short t shirt in Guam

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And here is a closeup of the T-shirt:

gettin' short t shirt in Guam cropped

As you can see the image imprinted on the T-shirt consists of a head (face) wearing a sailor hat and two legs with feet wearing black navy shoes. There are no arms or trunk (abdomen, chest, shoulders, etc.) … The little guy is “gettin’ short”. Cute, huh? I got out the Navy for the final time back in 1976. That is quite a long time ago … over 37 years. Sometimes it seems like all of 37 years and other times it seems like only 3 years.

Percentage wise most people do only serve one enlistment in the military and then get out returning to civilian life. That was my original intention but I had been told about the Navy’s “Intermediate and Advanced Welding School” which I wanted to attend to get such a great education in welding … something that would be extremely costly to achieve in civilian life. I was told that I needed to reenlist for 4 years in order to attend this school. So I reenlisted and received my orders to attend this school. Upon getting there I found out that I would not have had to reenlist or even extend my current enlistment to get it. The Navy had lied to me! Also I found out that the school was not at all anything like I had been told it would be. They lied to me about that as well. The school was a farce and extremely disappointing! I became rather embittered over all of this. After all, I had given the Navy 4 more years of my life for this. Anyway, those first two enlistments gave me a total of 6 years active duty. When the time came I got out and remained out for 2 years and 8 months before reenlisting again for a second time for an additional two years. This was during the Viet Nam war and my rating in the navy (shipfitter/hull maintenance technician) was in demand so I got back in without losing any paygrade (rate) which was really nice. I had made the decision to reenlist because the economy was doing very poorly and jobs were scarce. I had been attempting to be self employed in my own welding business when the economy was hurting so my business was not doing well. I also was in debt and needed to have a means of paying off my debts. And there were other personal reasons which I won’t go into here. Anyway, returning to the Navy provided a means of starting over and getting myself all straightened out. It did indeed accomplish that. Even so, that last two years was hard for me as I really wanted back out badly.

Yep, I was counting down the days … I had my official short-timer’s calendar on which I marked off each day I had left to serve. When the time came I got out and never looked back so to speak. I have no regrets about my decision. It would, of course, be nice to have the retirement pension. I was not willing to stay in to get it however. 8 years of my life was plenty!

I was thinking about this Gettin’ Short T-shirt earlier today and it brought to mind something else which is “gettin’ short” … namely the time left before the end of this age comes and the Lord Jesus returns. Yes, the signs are there just as prophesied and there is no doubt the time left is short.

It was also aboard this same last ship that I served on which is part of the story of how I went from being a hard-hearted atheist to being a born again Christian. You can read about it HERE. A very big part of the path God took me down to accomplish this involved the study of End Time Bible Prophecy.

With all the end times signs upon us Luke 21:28 instructs true Christians believers: “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” (NKJV) For those who have placed their hope and trust in Jesus Christ this is a most precious promise. What or who do you hope and trust in?

Extremely difficult times are coming soon for those who “miss the bus”. By that I mean that they are not part of the people God removes from the earth before the final 7 year long period where God in His righteous anger deals with sinful rebellious Christ-rejecting mankind and pours out His wrath. God has said that  those who belong to Him are not appointed unto His wrath and that He would come to get them and take them to heaven to be with Him. Bible prophecy is indeed fascinating but it is also scary for anyone who doesn’t know the Lord and have a right relationship with God. Most people are ignorant of what God’s Word has to say to us. We live our lives as though everything will just continue on as always and there is nothing to concern ourselves over. A very rude awakening awaits such people. It is most dangerous to ignore God and His warnings to us.

God loves all of us and it is His desire that we all turn to Him and deal with the sin issue we all have … deal with it on His terms. Jesus paid it all. All to Him we owe. Here are some good resources:


God’s plan of salvation

God’s plan of salvation 2

This was your life (the gospel presented in comic book form)

If you have never read the bible before I would suggest to you that you start in the New Testament and read the book (gospel) of John. And I would further suggest to you that before doing so you should do the following:

1) be sure to use a bible written in a language you can understand. I most definitely would advise you to avoid the King James Version (New King James Version is okay) as it is written in a language we no longer use, know, or understand. Many words in it mean something different today than they did back when it was written. If fact, some words mean just the opposite today as they did when it was written.

2) put aside any and all beliefs, teachings and thoughts you may already have concerning God and His Word

Approach this with a clean slate so that nothing clouds up communication between God and you.

3) ask God to help you to understand what you are going to read in His Word … ask Him to “speak to you” thru His Word.

If you don’t have a bible available to read you can read it free online. HERE is a link to the Gospel of John in the Living Bible. I don’t recommend a paraphrase version of the bible for serious bible study but they are ok for some things. It was this very book in this very bible version God used to speak to me initially. Again, I encourage you to read my personal testimony I have linked to further above. You can read about it HERE.

You can even listen to the bible read to you online: Audio Bible

Here are more resources:

Bible Teaching:

Mark Correll videos (end time bible prophecy teaching)

Scottie Clark videos (end time bible prophecy teaching)

Dr. John MacArthur (well known and respected bible teacher)


boiling frog

There is an old STORY told about a frog and a pan/pot/kettle of water. The story goes like this … If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will, of course, frantically try to jump or climb out. But if you place it gently in a pot of water which the frog considers is a comfortable temperature and then slowly heat the water, it will float there quite contently. As the water gradually heats up, the frog will sink into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot bath, and before long, with a smile on its face, it will unresistingly allow itself to be boiled to death.

This most certainly describes what is going on in this world we live in. Most of us (especially in developed nations) sit back in ease and comfort not realizing that there are those who have lit a fire under us and we will soon be destroyed in our ignorance and apathy.

Former President George H. Bush publicly used the words “New World Order” more than once while in office. The Illuminati is and has long been at work to bring about their new world order and we are seeing it coming along really strong over the last few years. And this current Administration has really sped up things carrying out their evil agenda. Everything is pretty much in place now and their plan of eliminating millions of people from the face of the earth and greatly reducing the population is not far off. You can read about some of what is planned and in place HERE. Those millions of people include but are not limited to: Christians, Jews, conservative patriots, the elderly, sickly, diseased, mentally ill … pretty much anybody and everybody who oppose or threaten them, won’t go along with them, or they believe do not contribute anything to their cause and purpose but are a burden or drag on society.

There are those who laugh at those of us who believe that the  Illuminati exists and is doing this evil in our midst.  However there is ample proof available for any and all who don’t have a closed mind and scoff-full attitude. By definition the Illuminati is a secret organization of the most powerful and influential elite in the world. They go back for centuries and maintain the same bloodlines. They set up the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission. Those 3 groups all meet to plan the fate of the world. They consists of international bankers, top government officials, leaders in the energy cartel and media monopoly owners and have control over the U.N. and UNESCO.  Their subdivisions reach into everyone’s daily life without most of us even being aware of it. They also have ties to the Freemasons, Skull and Bones, and the Knights Templar. Their ultimate goal is for a one world government which they will control as well as a one world currency. And they want control and to have ownership of all land, property, resources and people. Also they manipulate political parties, and the legal and illegal drug trade and federal agencies related to all matters listed above.
Some of the names involved in the Illuminati are: Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, Carlysle Group, J.P.Morgan, Oppenhiemer, Kuhn Leub, Federal Reserve System and many others.  All the presidents/CEOs of the main line banks are members of the CFR and/or the Trilateral Commission. Most U.S. Presidents have been or are current members of one or both of these organizations. Some Senators are as well.
In closing I want to share with you that I spent the first 30 years of my life as a hard-hearted atheist who wanted nothing to do with anything of a spiritual nature. I totally rejected the concept of a God Who created all we see and more. It was thru a personal study of this one world government (new world order) matter that God used to get my attention.
I have my personal story (TESTIMONY) available for reading. Also HERE is a link where you can read a shortened version of it online.
All that I have written about here is real and about to happen. It can’t be stopped as God has told us in His Word (the bible) that all this must come to pass before He returns to earth to deal with rebellious man and set up His government. It is all part of end time bible prophecy. We are living in the Last Days … the End Times. It is time to wake up. Your eternal soul is at stake if you haven’t responded to God’s bidding on His terms. Man can and may destroy your body but only God can and will destroy man’s eternal soul (and that destruction is eternal damnation and torment in the Lake of Fire). It is God will need to fear far more than man. God loves us but He can’t and won’t allow or permit our sinfulness in His presence. He requires us to deal with this problem we have on His TERMS.
So my question to you is … ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? I am not just talking about FEMA death camps and such (as significant as this is). Rather I am talking about the ultimate concern … your eternal soul. If you have never responded to God’s bidding I urge you not to procrastinate as you have no promise of your next heartbeat or breath. What will you do with Jesus? Someday your heart will be asking … What will He do with me?
Some resources:
This Was Your LIfe (comic book style with a message)
Dr. John MacArthur (well known & respected bible teacher)
Mark Correll on YouTube (end time prophecy)
Here are two excellant movies I highly recommend … “The Moment After” and it’s sequel “The Moment After 2”. They illustrate what is coming and what people will face.
Executive Orders are highly unconstitutional and therefore unlawful, but hey, every President has been doing it thruout our nation’s history. They are all guilty of high treason and tyranny and should be executed for their crimes. Here are just some of what is in place for the purpose of taking total control of this nation and our lives:


allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.


allows the government to seize and control the communication media.


allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.


allows the government to seize all means of transportation, including personal cars, trucks or vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports, and waterways.


allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.


allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.


allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.


designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.


allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.


specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.


grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.


assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.


allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has broad powers in every aspect of the nation. General Frank Salzedo, chief of FEMA’s Civil Security Division stated in a 1983 conference that he saw FEMA’s role as a “new frontier in the protection of individual and governmental leaders from assassination, and of civil and military installations from sabotage and/or attack, as well as prevention of dissident groups from gaining access to U.S. opinion, or a global audience in times of crisis.” FEMA’s powers were consolidated by President Carter to incorporate the…

National Security Act of 1947

allows for the strategic relocation of industries, services, government and other essential economic activities, and to rationalize the requirements for manpower, resources and production facilities.

1950 Defense Production Act

gives the President sweeping powers over all aspects of the economy.

Act of August 29, 1916

authorizes the Secretary of the Army, in time of war, to take possession of any transportation system for transporting troops, material, or any other purpose related to the emergency.

International Emergency Economic Powers Act

enables the President to seize the property of a foreign country or national. These powers were transferred to FEMA in a sweeping consolidation in 1979.

 Executive Orders and FEMA Concentration Camps

FEMA is not our friend!


Hello and welcome to my first posting on this new blog I am starting today. My name is Steve Newbauer. As I state in my About page I have had a couple of other blogs in the recent past … tadpolerider and midnightcryer. I chose to close both of them down  for personal reasons. I reckon writing a blog is “in my blood” though as I just can’t seem to get away from it. I chose this title because what I really want is the freedom to write about anything I decide to … whether it is about tadpole trikes, end time bible prophecy,  the weather conditions, or … well, I think you get the idea. I have various things going on in my life right now … some of which effect my writing a blog.

I just made a switch to using Linux on my computers so that has been quite time consuming getting things set up and working as well as my having to learn how to use Linux. I have tinkered around with Linux off and on over the years, but I have always used Windows as my main operating system having started off with my first computer in 1999 with Windows 95. I quickly upgraded to 98 and later to XP. I bought a new computer with Vista so I have used XP and Vista since then. My wife has a laptop with Windows 7 on it so since she doesn’t know much about computers I have had to learn Windows 7 so I can help her. I have found that I don’t care for anything Windows has produced since Vista. Learning and using Linux has been quite challenging and at times frustrating, but I am slowly learning and am really enjoying Linux. My biggest challenge thus far has been getting my printer working. I finally had success today (well, yesterday now as it is past midnite) so I am a happy camper.

With end of support of XP by Microsoft on April 8th I will be busy helping some others switch over to Linux on their computers.  In fact later this morning I will be starting on my first one for a family member. If you run XP on your computer(s) I highly recommend that you think twice about continuing on with it after support ends as hackers will really be going after those who are using it knowing that there won’t be anymore updates to fix those things which are discovered allowing attacks on the system. Antivirus programs and Malware programs won’t be able to protect against new attacks since they won’t be able to update their protection either.  Sticking with XP is inviting problems. Microsoft would love to have you spend your money upgrading to something newer they offer. That is what it is all about for them. As for me, they won’t be seeing any more money from me. They have seen the last of my money. Linux is free and superior to Windows. And it is the safest operating system available.

In case you are wondering I am using Linux Mint 16 on my main computer set up to dual boot with Vista. I am using Linux Ubuntu 13 in place of XP on my oldest computer.

Hopefully winter is almost over with and soon it will be decent enough weather conditions allowing for riding my tadpole trike. I usually manage to ride thruout the winter, but this winter has been so nasty and brutal that it was quite impossible to ride. I am raring to go. I had my first ride two days ago and quickly discovered I am much more out of shape than I figured I would be.

Well, I told you that my writing on this blog would be a mixed bag and as you can see it has been already. With that I will close before I start on something else. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.