11. There is
an i in Ita
The hope for
a new government in South Australia, after a very, very tight election
result, is all but over. The same Labor Party, which ran our state for the
previous 12 years, again makes the rules. The Liberals' hopes that they
could form government, with the support of the two independents, vanished
when MP Mr. Brock decided to support Labor.
independent MP, Dr. Bob Such, Member for Fisher, unfortunately announced shortly after the election that he is fighting a serious
illness. He will not be available to take up his position in the new Parliament
for a number of months. His decision, should he back Labor or Liberal,
determines how many votes the Labor government will have on the floor of the
Dr. Such's announcement of his
illness at the end of March 2014 came rather suddenly, when all eyes
where on him and the other independent MP.
refreshing was the front page headline in the Adelaide's Advertiser: I AM
IN GODS HANDS ! It is rare that you see or hear a politician publicly
express his or her faith in God. How we need godly Members of
In Australia at every
election the issue of compulsory voting is raised, especially after the
result is very close. Compulsory voting invites the donkey-vote. According
to the Advertiser Newspaper, March 31, 2014, the donkey vote is
estimated by the Electoral Commission to be approximately 1-2 per cent (ECSA
In a very tight election, one can
logically assume, these careless donkey-voters could indeed decide who wins
government! A frightening though; and all within a system, which claims
to be the best form of government - democracy! (I dare not think about
inserting n after o...!?)
understand it donkey-voters
are those, who know they have to vote by law, but don't care at all who they vote for.
They just write 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 in the squares on
the ballot paper. The candidate, who happens to have drawn the No.1
position in the ballot preceding, has a better chance of winning, thanks
to the donkey voters.
be other care-free voters, who choose their candidate for other reasons. They may
give Bob Giles a tick, simply because they love the name Bob or they
speak German and love his name spelled backwards (Selig - means blessed, or
saved). What about the name Xavier? This name sounds much like Saviour,
a good name. All parliaments need HIM.
mind came up with a simple idea
to eliminate the problem. If there are five candidates, for example,
print not one, but two ballot papers as shown here:
Between 8am - 1pm
at the ballot box hand
ballot paper like this.
1pm and 6pm >>>
use a different one,
in colour, names re-
Democracy only works, if its
citizens engage, and make an informed choice, based on an open and
truthful media. Any nation, where voting is compulsory, must have
Donkey voters, who just
scribble 12345 from top down would hereby spread their vote equally,
neutralizing their vote, if we can call it that?
Australian Liberal Party in 2014 had drawn bottom position on the
ballot papers of many of
the marginal seats, which had been predicted they would win. It did not happen.
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South Australia had not been the only
Australian state to hold an election on March 15th 2014. Tasmanian voters had also been out voting for a new parliament.
The people in the tiny island
state overwhelmingly favoured the Liberal Party and it's leader,
Will Hodgman, who has been described as the world's longest serving Opposition Leader.
His party easily won with a landslide result.
When we lived in Hobart, many years ago,
our Federal Member of Parliament in the seat of Denison, was the late Mr.
Michael Hodgman, the new Premier's father. He was a popular politician,
full of confidence. So confidence in fact, he had leadership aspirations
in Canberra. In a bold statement to the media he had publicly announced: "One day I am going to be
Prime Minister of Australia."
History tells us this never happened.
But can we blame this gentleman for aiming high? His name, besides the
letter H, slightly changed, could become God Man. Maybe, his son will
fulfil his father's dream? It's not the first time this happened!
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Photos from TV screen, during News
items about missing flight MH 370
Written in red, the three words please come back are not those I
had seen and included in the previous chapter. They had been
written in black (or blue) as I recall.
Pray for H 37 (M and 0 don't show well). Codes, maybe?
"How good to know
during a personal tragedy (Psalm 50, 15) the we can call
not when we're happy? Do we not have happier memories of conversations with our father,
than those when we were in
<<< This picture -
1:19 AM "ALL RIGHT, GOOD NIGHT" was reported to be the
final spoken words by the pilot of the missing plane. Later, like
so much about this mystery, this was rejected as incorrect..
more I looked at this picture, the more I saw. ALL GOOD, the
phrase included in the title of this book, is rather conspicuous.
But nothing went RIGHT that NIGHT.
Code NR, in German this is the
abbreviation for Number. Had I not seen numbers, not only in this
air tragedy, but
in all the 12 books of my autobiography?
I love the phrase - AM RIGHT. It
little longer to see. And only after pasting the above picture did I
notice two more things: One, the time 1:19.backwards points to an
even bigger tragedy. Two, my camera only picked up the tail of the plane. Will we ever
see and hear about the rest of this mysterious, global riddle, the
rest of this tale?
few days of news reports with no clear find, my creative brain
came up with this possibility: What if a media organisation were
to receive this anonymous message?
This the OLPCA, the Organisation for
the Liberation of Performing Circus Animals. We have 239
hostages ... and unless you give freedom for all bears, tigers
etc ... we will...
they really were holding any hostages would not matter.
I should I give fiction a go?
But then, why write something which never happened, when you have
bundles of diaries filled with weird, real-life tales, waiting... ?
(Read on for 'waiting'.)
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One such tale has been waiting since July 2013. I will include
it here, because something peculiar took place on the Sunday after the
previous chapter. It happened on Prospect Road, opposite the Blackfriars
Cycling north along Prospect Road late one afternoon
in July 2013 I came across a car crash scene. Police, and ambulance were
already in attendance, trying to control the chaos on this busy inner suburban
road. A small sedan had mounted the kerb, hit a person in a
wheelchair, who subsequently died in hospital. Television cameras were rolling.
No doubt, there would be an item in the evening news.
happened right next door to a property for sale. The
agent's trademark is this big, very big, red F.
asked the obvious question: How did this vehicle cross the opposite
lane, mount the footpath and kill a person in a wheelchair?
Crash scene, Prospect Road, Fitzroy.
As I took this photo a female
police officer came over and said: "Why are you taking pictures,
I could take your camera away?" I replied: "I am not doing
anything different to that cameraman over there. I take photos of
crashes to use for educational use on my crash investigation website."
She seemed satisfied. It
made me think: Could she really just confiscate my camera? Do police
make up rules as they please?
TV Channel Nine: Wrecked wheelchair of the victim, who was taken to hospital
and later died.
I found peculiar in the
months following this crash. Normally after a road death you expect
relatives and friends would place something near the crash scene, in
memory of the deceased, be it a small cross or flowers etc. (My auto
bio has numerous such roadside shrines*)
*How interesting! Later I shall write about
numbers 3 and 11. One of these shrines, in Book 6, Ch. 24 had
the date wrong - 31.11.03. Equally interesting, just as I viewed
the picture in that chapter my PC showed 6.24 AM.
Accident scene 7 months
shows the crash scene in February 2014. Besides no flowers etc, every time I passed by I
why the wall had not been repaired yet? The unfortunate victim must
have been a very lonely person.
Looking at the photo more closely at home, I saw
another peculiarity. Two letters (OY) are missing in the name of the
suburb. The remainder Fitzr... for a German is easy to view as Fritz.
But there's more; putting two and two together I
see not 26-28, but the number 486.
But the tale does not end there. On March 23 I
was driving a group of ladies home from the German Club. The small
talk in the car somehow turned to the state of health of Michael Schumacher,
the F 1 legend ...
(Hey, how does this fit into the above ...!
F1 legends don't get bigger than he.)
... who was only slowly emerging from a coma,
after a skiing accident.
Driving north on Prospect Road, at the very
spot shown above, not a nano-second later, the German lady beside me the front seat spoke these words: "Lucky he
did not die..."
Of course my friend had no
idea that we were just passing the very spot on Prospect Road, where a person had died.
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media in recent times, in many parts of the world, is filled with news about child abuse.
More specifically, abuse of children in church-run institutions. It
seems to be world-wide, a key subject of our times. The
negative way these matters are presented, often in a very general,
across the board condemning attitude, brings a phrase to my mind - trial by
understand, I don't underestimate, just wanting to make a song
about it: The harm inflicted by sinister characters has scarred many young victims for
life. But to think that church leaders would willingly allow children to be
abused, an underlying allegation I detect time and again, is rather unthinkable.
hearing yet another media report on child abuse, and another about a child being
bullied (her name was Anastasia), I tried to reason in my mind, if the
thought I had some years ago did have some validity? In
a letter to the ABC, our national broadcaster, I asked if
anybody ever approached this issue from this, rather different point of
Enquiry into church - abuse.
the damning allegations against churches and other organisations
has the matter ever been viewed from the following,
rather different, perspective?
it be that there were certain devious characters, who joined the
church not to serve God, but simply to gain access to children? Could it
be that these wolves in sheep's clothing went along with all that sheep
do, but having planned it all years in advance, so they
could lead those unfortunate children astray?
this perspective, one can't dismiss the thought that now there are not
only individual abuse victims, but the churches and organisations
themselves have become a victim.
question remains, why did these organisations not immediately act, after
doubts were raised? In hindsight, this is a valid question. Of course, most
would have acted immediately. But I have one picture in mind, which may
explain, why this did not happen.
many mothers, in hindsight, would have spoken out, exposed (ie betrayed)
their husbands, after finding out they were abusing their
daughter? They never found the courage to do so! Imagine the
dilemma: Will I protect my child or betray my husband?
speak out, finding the courage to expose a heinous crime, is never
easy, especially when the perpetrator is in your own family.
And even if you do find the courage to speak out about a wrong, (see
5, Chapter 13) nobody believes you!
all feel sadness for all those abused children, Mary, Jo or
Anastasia etc. But if one puts themselves into their shoes, one can't
help but think, maybe the churches or the Salvos etc. are also
victims of the one, who walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom
he might devour. (1.Peter 5, 8).
Considering the amount of media coverage of child abuse cases, if there
were an incidence, where alleged abuse victims admit to fabricating
abuse, would we hear about
it to the same extent?
me think: Is South Australia's media reluctant to publicize the other side of the Liddy
case, as I have reported it, because it would just not fit into society's current
attitude? That there could be elements, who
opportunity to making easy money, does not fit into the current picture. (In
Book 4, 23 you will find that this kind of witch hunt happened in Canada some years
Lest anybody think Christians or the
bible are soft on child
abusers, please consider: In three of
the four Gospels in the New Testament, Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus
described a rather brutal punishment for anybody, who leads little
children astray - a mill stone ought to be hung around their necks and they
be thrown into the sea.
protection is top priority in the teachings of Jesus. But so is truth. And
severe punishment waits for anyone who tells lies, be it in a court room
or anywhere. God loves truth. Truth does not remain buried forever. God's truth will prevail.
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a quite moment one day I was reading my Daily Bread devotional
The subject was 'Coming Soon'
the announcement in Revelations, the Hope for all Christians, of
the return of Jesus Christ to this earth.
In the background, quietly on my ancient
LEDSONIC turntable, I played a vinyl record. The equally
ancient Heritage Singers sang some of the Gaither's beautiful
Right at the end of my bible
reading, how could I not notice, I heard the choir sing:
"Jesus is coming soon." I had only just (a few weeks
earlier) bought the record in an ADRA second-hand shop.
The old rugged cross made the
difference. The Family of God is looking forward to Jesus Coming
For no reason I added
the playing times of these three songs together - 232 / 330 /
215 - 777.
(There is one thing Jesus and
my wife have in common: When she says: "Wait for me in the
car, I am coming soon", she may not take 2000 years, but -
truly, it sometimes feels like it!)
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Friday March 28, 14 a similar incident took place. On this occasion I was not listening to music but reading
a Christian booklet. In the background the television was on. It was
announced that a man
named Harry (35) was hanging up his football boots,
after a distinguished playing career of 18 years. At 17 he had been the
youngest ever debutant to represent Australia internationally.
Since soccer, the real football, is my
forte. I took notice of Harry Kewell's retirement. This was around 8.30 am, going
by memory, when Harry was interviewed. I kept looking through the booklet in front of
me while watching TV. Suddenly my sharp mind saw the name Harry in the
booklet I was reading. I was only mildly amused at the co-incidence, as
I took note of the name Harry W... Hospital.
My interest, however, suddenly rose to
a different level. Another man named Harry came onto the screen. It was
exactly 9 am on TV Channel Nine. The celebrity news reporter spoke about
Prince Harry, son of Prince Charles, as his photo appeared on the
screen. It struck me
then, the full name of the Bolivian hospital I was reading about - Harry Williams. (For those not familiar
with the British Monarchy, Prince Harry has a brother William.)
The Harry Williams Hospital in Cochabamba, Bolivia is the only
hospital the Salvation Army
operates in the Americas.
the negative publicity the Salvos receive at the present time,
believe me, they are doing much good, both in Australia and in
over 120 countries world-wide.
this co-incidental meeting of Harry and William, I was even more
amazed what came next. (And it's not their phone number, ending
very next day, reading my Daily Bread again a day late, I
noticed the name Harry. It appeared in the very first line, just
on the day of my encounter with the Royals. Immediately I
recalled that name from the day before. (I had emailed Channel 9
Daily Bread Bible Reading March 28, 14: Waiting ...(Please
note Psalm I30.)
Text: Day after day for years Harry ...
it happened, as I write, Australia is waiting for the arrival
of Prince... (not Harry) ... William, his lovely wife Kate, the Duchess
of Cambridge and baby George. God willing, in approx. 16
hours the Royals will land in Sydney, NSW. (As you
read, this will already be yesterday's news?)
One week later, according to the
Royal itinerary, Adelaide will welcome the guests for a brief visit
to Elizabeth. It had been 50 years since this northern suburb
was officially opened by, and named after, Prince
William's grandmother, HM ER Queen Elizabeth II.
As I understand it, the
Royals will visit the Northern Sound Centre and later pass by
the Grenville Centre (10 Playford Blvd) where our group
plays table tennis twice a week - Mondays and Fridays. Pity
this important visit is taking place on a Wednesday. Sorry,
some things don't change for anyone! (No play for ...)
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The bible text in above reading is
Psalm 130, the heading - Waiting ... For the previous few weeks I
had reason to show patience, almost every day. You see, my wife and I,
mostly I, were searching for a vehicle to replace the 20 year old
Mitsubishi Lancer, which my wife uses to transport her mother. Searching
online and in car yards, there
were so many to choose from.
On the day of starting this chapter,
Monday 14.4.14 we finally took possession of a vehicle my wife had
chosen. It ticks all the boxes on her list. It's an i30, with a small i, produced by Hyundai, the
company that has naming rights to Australia's A-League Football.
On the weekend before writing Adelaide
played and lost the last game of the regular competition. They
still made it to sixth position. This qualified for the top-6
Finals play-off, starting at the Easter weekend. On
April 19th United is scheduled to play the Central Coast Mariners. Whoever
loses this match is out of the competition; their season will be
Better pray some more, Nigel !
From the archive: Cooper Stadium, Hyundaimarsh.
After I had chosen this photo and pasted it here, I realized how well
the digits 1 and 3 fit in.
United forward No.11 - Bruce Djite and defender Nigel Boogaard, No.3, on
Hindmarsh's holy ground.
is Bruce saying to Nigel?
please also pray for my knees, that they will hold out. We need
to score another goal, or two.
were some amazing result in recent weeks; one included code 5
February 28, AUFC
won 5:1. The very next home game, three weeks later, they won
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On the weekend before this writing many
people in Australia were praying. Not all were praying for their football
team to win. A tropical storm, category five, was approaching the North
Queensland coast. It did not look good as the storm was predicted to make
landfall near the small town of Cooktown, named after the famous explorer.
One person expressed this terrifying thought: "We expect some deaths.
This storm is bigger than Yasi". (Yasi was a powerful, tropical
storm, which made landfall on 3.2.11 and caused widespread destruction in
that same region). Whoever gives cyclones a name had chosen the name ITA for this
Thankfully, prayers were answered.
As the storm, hit the Queensland coast at 10 pm Friday 11.4.14 at Cape
Flattery it had weakened to Category 4. There were reports of serious
damage, especially to crops, but thankfully no deaths or serious injury were
A thought: Did all who prayed thank
God for it? As mentioned earlier in this chapter, people pray when they
are in trouble. Do they thank HIM when HE rescues them? And why not
connect with the awesome power of God in times when we are not in trouble,
just to maintain the relationship? Who only talks to their spouse, friend
or daddy when they are in trouble?
The next morning, after Ita had made landfall,
I was praying, followed by my Daily Bread Bible reading (for Friday 11.4.14, the day the storm hit.)
The headline ISN'T GOD POWERFUL at
first did not stand out particularly. Only as I read the scripture, Psalm 29,
did I realize this was no co-incidence.
David writes about God's Holiness, to give God glory and attribute strength. He
lists ways we see God's power in nature: God makes thunder, controls flames, shakes
the wilderness etc.
Verse 9 especially made me realize that God
was at work, speaking through HIS word. As this storm was lashing the Queensland
coastline, heavily forested in places, I was reading this:
"The voice of the Lord ... strips the Forest bare
Thankfully, Psalm 29 ends on a good note: "The Lord will give
strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace." (Verse
Our Daily Bread -
Friday April 11, 2014 - Isn't God powerful !
How interesting, I just noticed the
name Katie. As I write I am listening to a CD on loan from a lady. It's
the very first time that I borrowed music from her. Her name is Katie.
(Hey, if there were no i in Katie, it would match ...!)
Immediately after this bible reading I walked into the TV room
find out about the storm named Ita. I turned on the television, which was already tuned into our ABC 24 News Channel. As
tropical cyclone (TC) Ita was the subject. A resident of Cooktown was being
interviewed. His name was shown as John Pritton. The clock showed 7.08 am.
His very first sentence after I had
tuned in was about the trees that had come down. I had tuned in at just
the right time, just after reading the above scripture in Psalm 29. This
was no co-incidence. God knows all things. HE is all powerful, HIS perfect timing on display.
I felt to
share my experience with the people on the television show. I sent a brief
email. It was a good time to make Australian's think about God's power, with
Easter just around the corner.
At 7.08 am I
tuned into ABC 24 to hear the latest on TC Ita. John Pritton of Cooktown was
interviewed. His first sentence I heard included this "...trees have
broken ..." (or words similar).
What amazed me
was the timing of it. Just prior I had read the Daily Bread Bible Reading
for April 11. It was Psalm 29, which describes how awesome God is.
In Verse 9 it
says: "The voice of the Lord ... strips the forest bare..."
wake up to the awesome power of God. May all take HIM seriously
and follow the teachings of HIS son.
PS On Radio
ABC 891 I heard that many restaurants may not open over Easter, because
of penalty rates. Ita may be a good thing, if we all took time to ponder
what the real meaning of Easter is?
email came back. The recipients mailbox was full. It had happened
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What does Easter mean to you? A welcome break from a busy work
schedule? An extended weekend in the country? A time
to catch up with friends or family?
In early April 2014 I sent a somewhat
humourous email to TV Channel Seven, with a brief message about Easter. It started
the above Harry Williams story, a booklet on the coffee table linking to what
was shown on television.
Channel Seven's Sunrise weather reporter,
initials JT, was talking about their fund-raising bike ride from Sydney to
Hobart. The day before he had fallen off his bike and was feeling pretty sore.
The segment ended with the sports reporter saying cynically: "There is
no i in Tour de Cure, but there is in i fell off my bike."
Immediately, the cover picture on the
on the coffee table rang a bell.
There is an 'I' in the 'I AM'
of Dr. Michael Youssef's April 2014 Edition Journal.)
JT had fallen off his
bike. He was SO SORE.
Together with above photo I
sent this brief message: There is an i in I AM SO SORE! Quotes by
JC and JT. (See pic attached)
JC hurt terribly, not only
physically, but emotionally. HIS wounds were not
an accident. HE suffered for doing good. HE had been framed, accused
unjustly and declared guilty by a corrupt system. They did not
know what to do with HIM. So they brutally put HIM to death on that
HE was like a little lamb being
slaughtered. HE had the power to walk away, yet HE took all the pain and
hurt, for one
purpose - to save mankind. This death is what Christians commemorate on
is this meant to be ? >>>
superficial glance does not reveal anything, which would make sense of
what is an NOS, if that's what is shown?
find the answer view the artwork from a different viewpoint. Turn the
picture upside down and it will make perfect sense.
Google Image adapted by DR.Fischer
disciples and family of Jesus could not understand the events
surrounding HIS death. HE had done so much good, worked absolute magic; nothing was too
difficult for HIM. They saw it with their own eyes. Next, after a few
short years, the picture they saw was a
bleeding body hanging on a cross. Nothing made sense.
There was a time at the turn of the
century, described in my first book, where life did not make sense any
longer. Work, family, church - my world had turned upside down!
But it was not the end, thank God,
only a new beginning.
Two days after Jesus' death the picture changed completely.
A close friend of the deceased, Mary Magdalene, was up early before sunrise. She was
on her way to tend to her dead friend's grave. She was worried, who would roll the
big stone away, so she could enter the tomb. Her worries were futile. Not only
had the stone been rolled away, her fears and sadness turned from pitch black to
dazzling white, if I may express it in colours. Seven words, the most powerful message
mankind ever received, turned the whole picture, and the world, upside down:
"HE is not here. HE is risen."
Imagine the amazing scene minutes later:
Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into
the tomb and
saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the
head and the other at the foot.
asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have
put him.” At this,
she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that
it was Jesus.
asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are
he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me
where you have put him, and I will get him.”
said to her, “Mary.”
turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means
20, V.11-16, NIV)
Could Hollywood produce a more dramatic,
emotion-filled scene as this one? A man you saw dead on a cross, suddenly
calling your name? Mary was left speechless. She could not even utter His name,
but called Him teacher.
But should she have been surprised?
Should the disciples have been surprised on hearing the Good News? Did not Jesus
foretell His death and resurrection?
After the first
Easter, when the full picture emerged, seen from God's viewpoint, did life
again make sense. The whole of Easter, from Friday's death to
Sunday's miraculous resurrection was God's demonstration of HIS awesome power.
itself has been defeated. What a victory!