LIVE TV has to die out!

It was while relaxing a bit in the evening, watching some of my favourite TV shows, that I thought.. LIVE TV has to die out… it has to die. And this death WILL happen for a lot of reasons. It is just a matter of time.

Perhaps it will not happen to the mediocre local tv channels that spurn out nothing but junk. In a country where the three main channels spew out bad journalism and different news meanings, one can hardly be excused for having crap programming. Unfortunately, we have not caught on to the ‘digital era’ yet, and over 99% of the local programs are unreachable unless you have watched them live.

But apart from the local unappetizing fare… What is really killing LIVE TV?

Is it the internet, with illegal copies of movies and TV-Series? Is it the illegal recording of movies rented from online or cement stores? Or is it something else…

I think it is something else… something that is supposed to keep TV studios alive, but in fact, strangling their very livelihood.

I don’t know if you have guessed it by now, but picture this scenario…

8.30pm… Fast n’ Loud comes on… (I sigh in anticipation)
8.38pm… First advert rolls on… buy this, buy that, do this, do that.
8.45pm… 7 agonizing minutes later, the adverts end.
8.45pm… Second part of the programme starts…
8.53… Second wave of adverts gets under way
9.00pm…Adverts end…another 7 minutes

OK… stop there… It is 9pm, and since 8.30 we have watched exactly 30minutes of TV… 14 minutes of which have been taken up by adverts for crap that I do not want or need.

At that point I have grown so frustrated that I simply head over to a torrent site on the net, note which episode was being aired, and download it onto my pendrive…

What the hell, download the rest of the series while I am at it… stick the drive into my xbox, and there, instant tv with no ads.

Meanwhile, the wife is grumbling that on Maltese Television, a series she is following shows 5 minutes of the drama, and ten minutes of adverts.

These damn adverts, and advertising in general, are taking over everything! You open a webpage, and you’re swamped, your email is full of get-rich quick schemes, or enlarging your penis, tightening your tits, or your abs.

The roads are chock-full of billboards and bright blaring screens that give your retina a shock, flyers everywhere on your windscreen…

And of course, your letterbox is full of the damn junk mail…

You can safely ignore all those (except the bright LED boards), but not with TV…

How many people really buy whatever that advert is showing? Most probably, many, like me, get up and brew a cup of tea, or have a pee… hell watching Maltese TV you’ll have time for a shit, shave, shower and shag!

So yes, I think adverts are killing live TV.

For me it is easier to just download episodes of my favourite series the day after they have been shown.

And these days, it is no longer required to download, you just watch them on-line…

Perhaps the TV stations need somebody who gives them a wake-up call.

The worst thing of all is that even when you buy Blu-Ray or DVD movies, they are STILL full of that crap.

My usual readers may not agree with me, but I don’t really care. Because we are already seeing the younger generation, the internet-savvy people, already doing what I am advocatinhg. What with all these Android TV-boxes, Apple TV or Raspberry PI, the revolution is ripe.

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The Passover…or Easter?

Easter is a day that is honoured by nearly all of contemporary Christianity and is used to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The holiday often involves extensive church services , a Sunday feast after the resurrection runs,  decorated eggs and stories about rabbits. 

Those who love truth learn to ask questions, and many questions must be asked regarding the holiday of Easter. Is it truly the day when Jesus arose from the dead? Where did all of the strange Easter customs come from? I mean, let’s be honest, what do coloured eggs and bunnies have to do with the resurrection of our Saviour? 

The first thing we must understand is that professing Christians were not the only ones who celebrated a festival called “Easter.” 

“Ishtar”, which is pronounced “Easter” was a day that commemorated the resurrection of one of the Babylonian gods called “Tammuz”, who was believed to be the only begotten son of the moon-goddess and the sun-god. 

In those ancient times, there was a man named Nimrod, who was the grandson of one of Noah’s son named Ham. Now Ham had a son named Cush who married a woman named Semiramis.Cush and Semiramis then had a son themselves, whom they nam him “Nimrod.” After the death of his father, Nimrod married his own mother(!!!) and became a powerful King. The Bible tells of of this man, Nimrod, in Genesis 10:8-10 as follows: “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad,and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.” 

Nimrod became a god-man to the people and Semiramis, his wife and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon. Nimrod was eventually killed by an enemy, and his body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom. 

Semiramis had all of the parts gathered, except for one part that could not be found. Yeah, the most important part required for procreation. 

Semiramis claimed that Nimrod could not come back to life without it and told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called “Baal”, the sun god. Queen Semiramis also proclaimed that Baal would be present on earth in the form of a flame, whether candle or lamp, when used in worship. Semiramis was creating a mystery religion, and she set herself up as a goddess. 

Semiramis claimed that she was immaculately conceived. She thought that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28 day cycle and ovulated when full. She further claimed that she came down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River. This was to have happened at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox. 

Semiramis became known as “Ishtar” which is pronounced “Easter”, and her moon egg became known as “Ishtar’s” egg.” …. Ishtar soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal that caused her to conceive. 

The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz. Tammuz was noted to be especially fond of rabbits, and they became sacred in the ancient religion, because Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Tammuz, like his supposed father, became a hunter. 

The day came when Tammuz was killed by a wild pig. Queen Ishtar told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal, and that the two of them would be with the worshippers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son and Spirit. 

Ishtar, who was now worshipped as the “Mother of God and Queen of Heaven”, continued to build her mystery religion.The queen told the worshippers that when Tammuz was killed by the wild pig, some of his blood fell on the stump of an evergreen tree, and the stump grew into a full new tree overnight. This made the evergreen tree sacred by the blood of Tammuz. 

She also proclaimed a forty day period of time of sorrow each year prior to the anniversary of the death of Tammuz. During this time, no meat was to be eaten. (Sounds familiar huh?) 

Worshippers were to meditate upon the sacred mysteries of Baal and Tammuz, and to make the sign of the “T” or a ‘Cross’ in front of their hearts as they worshipped. 

They also ate sacred cakes with the marking of a “T” or cross on the top. This was the creation of the Hot Cross Bun… 

Every year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, a celebration was made. It was Ishtar’s Sunday and was celebrated with rabbits and eggs. 

Ishtar also proclaimed that because Tammuz was killed by a pig, that a pig must be eaten on that Sunday. 

By now, you should have all made the connection that paganism has infiltrated the contemporary “Christian” churches, and further studies by other researchers indicate that this paganism came in by way of the Roman Catholic System. 

The truth is that Easter has nothing whatsoever to do with the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

We also know that Easter can be as much as three weeks away from the Passover, because the pagan holiday is always set as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox. 

Some have wondered why the word “Easter” is in the the King James Bible. It is because Acts, chapter 12, tells us that it was the evil King Herod, who was planning to celebrate Easter, and not the Christians. The true Passover and pagan Easter sometimes coincide, but in some years, they are a great distance apart. 

We know that the Bible tells us in John 4:24, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” 

The truth is that the forty days of Lent, eggs, rabbits,hot cross buns and the Easter ham have everything to do with the ancient pagan religion of Mystery Babylon.These are all activities that have nothing to do with the Passover, which is of course, our true belief! 

So how many will use coloured eggs and rabbit stories, as they did in ancient Babylon?