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Promenade / Re: SPAM! SPAM! SPAM!
« Last post by cameron on September 12, 2021, 11:25:42 AM »
I've been working on this new forum and have cleaned up all the spam. Hopefully the new system will be less susceptible to the Russian bots.
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Escape Velocity / Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
« Last post by Eduardo Blomar 1679 on October 02, 2020, 11:38:24 AM »
I, Eduardo Blomar, have returned.



Actually, I have returned many times since my August departure - but have been too busy to post here.



I gained many contacts, had both good and bad fortune during the Festival venture, and raised my coffers nicely.



I am still recovering from an injury to my right hand but other than that I am in good health and good spirits.



Being plugged in to the "Arts & Music Festival" communication line, I have taken further advantage of the 'vending' scene at four other events since the original - which I ended up staying at for a solid month.  Not only did we supply food & sundries to Festival Participants, we transported a few people with equal success.



Which gave me an idea.



After culling relationships with a few Band Members, I was able to get three different acts booked for a New Year's Eve Celebration here at The Port!  I have started clearing land and obtaining lumber to build a stage with a "Green Room" behind it.  We have plenty of room here and I already know where I want everything placed.



As you can see, my tales of happenings for the last two months will have to wait for another time as I have more to do than hands to accomplish it.



Anyone wanting an invitation please send me a Private Message as after 12,000 views here and I'm the only poster I don't see that changing right away...



I remain, as ever yours,



EB 1679
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Communication / Hey there!
« Last post by SarahMi on September 29, 2020, 11:18:38 AM »
What's up?

 

I found this article very interesting...please read!

 

Do you remember the blockbuster hit film The Matrix that was released in 1999? You may not know this, but it has deep spiritual implications concerning the times we are living in and Bible prophecy.

 

It tells a story of how these "agents" are trying to turn us into machines. We are closer then ever before for this to become a reality when they cause us to receive an implantable microchip in our body during a time when physical money will be no more.

 

You may have seen on NBC news concerning the implantable RFID microchip that some people are getting put in their hand to make purchases, but did you know this microchip matches perfectly with prophecy in the Bible?

 

"He (the false prophet who deceives many by his miracles) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name...

 

You also may have heard of the legendary number "666" that people have been speculating for possibly thousands of years on what it actually means. This article shares something I haven't seen before, and I don't think there could be any better explanation for what it means to calculate 666. This is no hoax. Very fascinating stuff!

 

...Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666" (Revelation 13:16-18 NKJV).

 

To see all the details showing why the Bible foretold of all these things, check out this article!

 

Article: 7.voicetruth.org

 

GOD is sending out His end time warning:

 

"Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name" (Revelation 14:9-11).

 

Seek Jesus while He may be found...God bless!
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Escape Velocity / Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
« Last post by Eduardo Blomar 1679 on August 01, 2020, 09:27:28 AM »
As passengers trickle onboard a festive mood fills the air with laughter and musicians tuning up and practicing.  Crew duties are very light with only luggage to stow as everything has been painstakingly prepared for this moment.  Since I am still connected to the outside world, I take a brief moment to thank the Lord God Almighty for this opportunity to further our goals.



Clear skies and a light breeze portend a successful journey.



I am filled with hope,



EB 1679
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Escape Velocity / Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
« Last post by Eduardo Blomar 1679 on July 31, 2020, 06:26:33 AM »
I am too old for twenty-eight hour days.



After arising at 2 am yesterday I see it is 6 am the next day before I sleep.



Mixed signals caused the loading of cargo that was not to be moved until after the first round of passengers are dropped off.  This resulted on the ship being to heavy and we were delayed in departure until the excess was removed.  The delay cascaded into each task to be done, and we are just now docked at the pickup Port.  It's a good thing we are not scheduled for departure until tomorrow as this gives the Crew (and myself) an entire day to rest.  I always pad my itinerary for just such a reason.



Progress was slow because of the heavy load and the dangerous cargo, but we managed to get everything prepared safely.



I apologize for such a short entry but I wanted to record the day.



We are ready.



EB 1679
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Escape Velocity / Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
« Last post by Eduardo Blomar 1679 on July 30, 2020, 03:53:53 AM »
Departure Day



I am very glad for the extra sleep I got yesterday as minor problems roll me out of my bunk at 2 am.  It's funny how two efficient men see the same task in different lights that create an inefficient tie that stops all work dead.



"Ask the Captain!"



Arr.



Other than The Cook (whose depths of wisdom I yearn to achieve) I am the eldest aboard ship.  My 'wisdom'  that is so revered by the Crew makes me chuckle because some time in my 40's I realized that wisdom is nothing more than the accumulation of knowledge over time, a good recall of facts, and knowing when to keep one's mouth shut.



I always thank profusely anyone who awakens me because I never want anyone to fear it.  I have specific "Standing Orders" that are to never be abrogated except when to do so would result in someone's injury or death.  One of them involves safety.



The possibility of extending our stay means an increase in fuel usage.  Before we can begin picking up passengers it is critical that we take a rather large cache of gasoline,  propane, and other various flammable materials to the Festival grounds along with the solar array and battery bank.  The tents and other camping needs plus the personal rations all must be set up and readied for our return so we can concentrate on immediate sales of our goods on the opening Saturday.  This makes for a dangerous voyage and everyone will be on edge until it, and the gunpowder we ALWAYS carry are safely stowed ashore.



I don't know how often I will be able to post while we are engaged because of our apparent inability to communicate from the event.  I heard rumors that we may be able to pay a local to link our devices allowing contact with the Outside World.  If that happens, you will be the first to know.  If not I have decided to continue to journalize my experiences on paper and whenever possible will update this Ledger.



Yesterday at sunrise the crew was greeted by a giant eagle in a Red Sky - mixed omens.



"Red sky at morning - sailor take warning!"



Safety is The Order of the Day.



Pray for our success,



Eduardo Blomar 1679
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Escape Velocity / Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
« Last post by Eduardo Blomar 1679 on July 29, 2020, 07:01:39 AM »
Repairs to the ship and a good general cleaning should be finished by noon.  Temporary shelters for the Crew are being stowed on board as we will be camping in a forest for the Festival.  Art, music, and many handcrafts are the focus of the event and we expect to have a pleasant vacation.  Originally I was told the Festival would be for a week to ten days, but I am finding out that many participants end up staying a month!  I hadn't planned on dedicating the ship as a passenger ferry for that long but if there are paying customers, I am game to extend our stay.  I know the Crew would have no problem having their vacation lengthened.



I was also told that a lucrative sideline would be to stock a small 'convenience store' at the event.  A plethora of attendees (with silver & gold in their pockets) come unprepared and buy everything they need at the event.  We have a deep store of food and necessary materials and are going to make a special trip to deposit enough to feed an army.  Anything we sell (at a marked up profit) can be acquired before our return so we will not be at a loss at home from the endeavor.



Since we are contemplating an extended stay, we will be taking the Solar Array and the Battery Bank with us so we will have power.  I am told that electricity is another service that can be provided for a fee  8-) .  Even water is a barter item that far into the wilderness (the Festival is in a very secluded location that requires several hours of land travel to attain).  We never go ANYWHERE without an adequate supply of water because water is LIFE.



What little gold we have has been pooled and converted into silver.  The Jolly Roger Project is in full swing.  We will begin minting our Pirate Coinage when this event is over, and we hope to add greatly to our base with the profits from working this Festival.  The skull with crossed cutlasses is an outstanding look and we believe our currency will be sought out as being worth more than the base metal value, and I can't wait to use them!



I'm not sure why I slept in until almost 6am.  I am usually up before Sunrise.  I also woke up hungry (a rare event) and will be jumping into the galley as soon as I finish here.



Bright sunshine and clear skies are a good omen for great accomplishments today, and I had best get to it.



May you find peace today,



EB 1679
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Escape Velocity / Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
« Last post by Eduardo Blomar 1679 on July 28, 2020, 05:48:54 AM »
An overhaul of the ship is The Order of the Day.



Not only function but form is being addressed as we will be ferrying paying passengers to and from a Festival, and the Crew is as excited as I am to take a few days of Rest & Relaxation in the form of Liberty.   "Freedom" is an overused and quite misunderstood term to Land-Lubbers as they equate it with liberty, but Sea-faring Men have a better grasp on the distinct difference.  



The Limitation of Freedom is Nature.  



The Limitation of Liberty is other Men (Society).



People are pretty much 'free' to come and go, and to do as they please - until they try to abrogate the forces of Nature and Gravity or a Tiger decides that they need a lesson.  That's Freedom.  Do as you please.  Most reading this have that now.



Liberty is another creature altogether.



Actions oftimes have consequences.  People are not "At Liberty" to rob, steal, maim, plunder, or kill.  Every man is FREE TO DO SO, but they do so at their own peril, for there are other men on this Earth who do not take kindly to being robbed or killed.  They rather frown on it, as I do.  Because there are Evil Men on this Earth, Laws have had to be declared to staunch the advance of plundering hordes, and have even banded together and given 'authority' to specific Enforcers dedicated to THE ERADICATION OF EVIL.  We all know that is a never-ending job, and God Bless those who dedicate their lives to PEACEKEEPING.



I am called to breakfast.



EB 1679
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Escape Velocity / Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
« Last post by Eduardo Blomar 1679 on July 27, 2020, 03:45:40 AM »
Many maxims of my childhood continue to ring true through the years of my adulthood.  When it rains, it pours. I am getting pings of Crew Grumblings through the Grapevine (everybody has one or two).  Flooding has prompted the query "Why did we work so hard hauling water?"



It's the Roll of the Dice.



There are a majority of Pirates in this forum that have an (in my opinion) unwarranted knee-jerk reaction to "Authority" (capitalized).  I call bullshit.



Ownership confers Authority.



Every ship needs a Captain.  Without it there is no 'direction'.



A Captain makes the decisions.



A Captain takes all the blame.



A Captain goes down with his ship.



Weeks into Monsoon Season not a drop has fallen from the sky.  The cistern is almost empty.  Bathing has been rationed and everyone is coated with salt from the sea.  Does a Captain gamble with the health of his Crew?  Of course not.  He puts to sea and retrieves whatever he needs to maintain a proper Ship and Crew so he hauls the water - which means work.  Having no pack animals, every gallon must be hand carried from the source to the ship (at eight pounds per gallon).  Hard-ass work.  I remind them that had we NOT gotten the water the time would have been spent excavating rock from the well, root cellar, and the for months now untouched road.  All I get is looks.



But that's ok, because I'm the Captain, and it goes with the territory.



I dare anyone who has a problem with "Authority" and thinks there shouldn't be any to tell me where they live.  You cannot act adversely to the Will of a Pirate in his Domicile without being righteously ejected (oftimes forcefully).  That is his authority plain and simple.  "A man is king in his castle".  Another maxim.



In truth, there are men on this planet who NEED a Captain.  They follow a Higher Authority and some who cannot live up to those standards feel secure following someone who does.  Being a Christian I do not follow Fortuna as many Captains do, and I do not allow Evil on my boat.  I despise Pirates with malice in their hearts that deal Cruel Death to innocents cavalierly.  My men are Pirates for one reason and one reason only, which we ALL have in common:



We refuse to bow to the whims of The Crown, or whomever wears it.



Guillermo and I, and the whole Crew for that matter, have sworn to take the heads of any and all Representatives of The Crown - Military or Civilian - who DARE trespass on this island without our express permission.



My men are all Good-hearted Christians who just want to be left alone to pursue Happiness.  It is the whims of others that makes us 'Pirates'.



Freedom is dangerous.



EB 1679
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Escape Velocity / Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
« Last post by Eduardo Blomar 1679 on July 26, 2020, 02:50:56 AM »
"Land Ho!"



Grandma loved a sailor, who sailed the frozen sea

Grandpa was that whaler and he took me on his knee

He said, "Son, I'm going crazy from livin' on the land

Got to find my shipmates and walk in foreign sands."



This old man was graceful with silver in his smile

He smoked a briar pipe and he walked four country miles

Singing songs of shady sisters in old town Liberty

Songs of love and songs of death and songs to set men free

Ya!



I've got three ships and sixty men

A course for ports unread

I'll stand at mast, let north winds blow till half of us are dead

Land ho!



Well, if I get my hands on a dollar bill gonna buy a bottle and drink my fill

If I get my hands on a number five gonna skin that little girl alive

If I get my hands on a number two come back home and marry you

Marry you, marry you

Alright!



Eh land ho!

Eh land ho!



Well if I get back home and I feel alright

You know babe I'm gonna love you right, love you right, love you right



Eh land ho!

Eh land ho!

Eh!




- Jim Morrison -



http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9fvMQ04is4