On this Sunday and every day, let us remember, doubt and it’s sibling fear, can actually bring us closer in faith. Do not let this pair overtake you in the time of Shelter in Place.
If you are scared now or uneasy, that is perfectly normal. It does not mean you have a lapse in faith.
For even Christ asked, “Why have you forsaken me?”
Remember in fear, Peter denied Christ, and was still chosen to build his church. Paul was a tax collector and worse. Paul went blind and was frightened. But, he then went on to write much in the New Testament.
Never let what others would size upon as failures or short comings or moments of fear, pull you away from the understanding created by God’s love and with purpose. We are not and never will be perfect. We were not made to be so.
Shelter in place? Isn’t that what was asked during Passover as we learned in the Torah, or Torat Moshe?
In the Quran it is written, “The reward of goodness is nothing but goodness. (Al Quran 55:61)”. Does it mention we won’t at times be fearful?
Fear and uneasiness are part of being human.
But even more so is Faith, Bravery and Grace.
Written By: Darren Redmond
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Cell phone camera-taking of dramatic events or standing around watching is the subject of this article.
CELL PHONE COMMANDO
Respectfully, for the purpose of my message on this Thursday morning, I care not about your race, religion, sexuality or Presidential choice. I care about all people and their positions.
I want to point out the “Cell Phone Commando” title and message, not the people that share videos, but, the ones who stand around with others and watch.
You are making a choice to passively record an event with your cell phone and not to help, please think again.
Who doesn’t have a cell phone these days? Every one is recording? No one cares enough for “the cause” to step in?
When a bar I was working in was held up in Brooklyn, I did not try to grab a camera, I did not hide because I did not have a gun. I ran over and took action and soon the man and his gun were no longer a threat.
It’s how I was raised, many many people of ALL AGES, BACKGROUNDS, HEREDITY, and BELIEFS have a similar story as me.
Camera commando? You are a Voyeur and nothing more. See no one else filming, yes film. If however, someone else is filming, take some sort of action.
Collectively and individually, we are our brother’s keeper.
May God bless everyone, every where, every day.
And, may peace, an everlasting peace, be with you all, always.
Written By: Darren Redmond
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History of world volatility comes in many forms. Human civilizations created, whether present, past, or those now extinct, have been victims of volatility. Please, bear with me. I am bringing the big picture into play. As you read this article, remember we are not alone. We have never been in any way, shape or form. People who have tried to convince me we are has amazed me to no end.
OLD OR NEW HISTORY
Much of it comes from old world history. Of course, volatility of earth events are variable in extremes, yet constant over time. It is time to open a door long ignored. Humans tend to forget so soon. Sometimes, almost if not all, evidence is lost due to cataclysms that occur on earth and war.
This author is speaking out for the record that the human condition has pretty much remained the same. We used to carry a ‘club’ to make our way. Now, we carry a ‘tablet’ to make our way. It is technology that has been, is, and will be the continued the focused point of view in this article.
I have stood by for so long to view, read, and participate in some diatribes of futility regarding the human condition. Whether it is part of our societal activities locally, regionally, or globally, the facts remain the same. Only technology, (to reiterate) has been the part of the formula of the human condition that has been changing. Humans themselves are no different from when they were beating each other over disputes. Whether they used rocks, knives, spears, arrows, or any other upgrades of violence has not changed over time.
HISTORY FROM A RECENT PERSPECTIVE
When viewing recent events in the middle east the human condition has been most affected from war. When Isis became a fairly formidable force in the region, thanks to extra-governmental forces including the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and others, matters always got worse. Now, much of human history has been destroyed. Over many years, a few countries have searched near and far to find the antiquities of history. Some of the countries were not favored, yet searched and found they did.
Ancient history bulldozed into oblivion.
Ancient history recently destroyed in the Middle East.
Is this something new to human history? No. What events in nature have destroyed, humans have destroyed most of it. Whether it was the feudal and clan fighting, Mongols, Romans, or Crusaders, over time history and its monuments were intentionally destroyed during invasions and results of other reasons to wage war.
Ruins lost in history in Europe
Ruins in ancient history found in many locations in Europe.
Ancient Roman history ruins.
Ancient history ruins show last vestiges of the past Roman Empire.
Now, in some ways, matters are worse. In some ways, they are better. The purpose of this article is to help people to realize, acknowledge, and ultimately understand the gravity of our present situation. It is grave, yet exhilarating at the same time! We are now at a threshold of history like no other time.
HISTORY AND HUMAN POPULATION
How is it when in the last fifty years our world population has grown from 3 billion to over 7 billion with no dramatic changes overall? It is because human growth has occurred in rather benign areas on the various continents. Now, it has become apparent that we are growing in areas where earth-change situations occur regularly over vast reaches of time. Yes, many humans are living in more dangerous regions of the world where bad things happen. It is where no one can help anyone when tectonic, weather or other climate and earth changes happen.
NEW OR OLD HISTORY IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND
History has shown that over time areas where there was a large human population has changed dramatically with tragic results.
What will be different this time? Here is my take on this, overall. We must not take lightly that any society is insignificant. Every human life is important in its own way. New discoveries abound. There are some cultures that consider animals of all kinds to be not only sacred; they are protected. So are we.
We are part of such a larger picture of the universal generation of life so many would not want to acknowledge. In this, I am communicating to advance the human condition. There is no ‘over-population’ in any way, shape or form, as stated. It is only part of the expansion process.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Yes, there will continue to be some changes over time. I do hope we’ve made it to the next step. What is that next step? Human colonization of other planets and the stars with the consent of the present races who approve. There, I have said it. We are not alone. Never have we been without influence, guidance, and caring. There are races not from this earth who in the future may not be good, likable, or even anything but dangerous. We must be vigilant, as well as, receptive to present influences who have been trying to help us.
There are those who have been postulating and proselytizing that we already have done this? Well, let’s get the word out, if, in fact, you know? Prove it.
The bad news is we are living in a pivotal time in history. The divisive, dishonest, and corrupted society with government representatives who live only for monetary gain without one care of the human condition is now radicalized. There is no turning back, now. History is no longer remembered. Therefore, it will be repeated. In the end game of it, the miracle will become known.
Let us be ready for the change. Many if not most will not be.
Written By: Ed Smith UD Founder
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Certification processing for the OGO Mobility Device in manufacture is tedious, at best. In this article, we explore and develop the next process in certification, worldwide. The vision Kevin Halsall purports promises to change the plight of the mobility challenged people in a fast-growing, global environment.
Certification of the Ogo is now in process in other countries. This will take some time due to the structure and varying time for each country to go through and finish the process. The good news is that certification should be finished well before the end of the year in 2018.
Before I talk further about the certification of the Ogo, I would like to give a short history of the Ogo up to this point in time for those who are new to the Ogo device and its ‘Active Seat Control System.’
The Ogo was born out of friendship, and concern for the struggles of Kevin Halsall’s friend Marcus. Kevin and Marcus love archery and went out to practice whenever they could. Kevin noticed the difficulty and struggle Marcus was having, getting his wheelchair over the outdoor terrain to get to the shooting site. After some discussions with Marcus about the problem, Kevin, being a design engineer, wanted to help. So, after some extensive research, Kevin focused his engineering and design skills on bringing the technology of the present to the wheelchair of the past in order to increase the mobility and freedom of movement for his friend.
After several years of researching self-balancing technologies and three prototypes later, Kevin created, and patented what he called an ‘Active Seat Control System.’ Of course this was done with the help of Marcus, who did the testing for each one, and gave feedback as needed. This system allows the user to simply use their core muscles to lean in the direction he or she wants to go. The research and ongoing revisions are continuing to this date while winning several awards along the way for design excellence and innovation, which have broadened the field for end users with differing levels of ability.
On a personal note, I can see a time when wheelchair technology will, because of just these types of dedicated individuals, advance to a level where true mobility to travel across any terrain including climbing stairs, will exist for the sitting community. All this available in one device, opening up new possibilities and redefining the way we think of mobility itself. In short, changing lives for the better.
I have spoken with Kevin and Marcus, and have found them both to be very caring and creative individuals who are committed to the continued success of the Ogo for the mobility and freedom it will bring to the sitting community.
They also have plans to expand their creative mobility solutions, for this under-provided personal mobility area. So we can expect to see even more creative solutions from this Ogo team in the future, adding accessories that will improve our lives and make it easier to navigate life as we know it, while creating an excitement about personal mobility that was thought to be lost by most of us.
Recently, Kevin and Marcus traveled to disability expos, one located in Los Angeles, California, United States. In the photos below are shown Kevin, Marcus and the OGO team traveling in Australia to attend the Disability Expo in May of 2018.
And here on location at the Sydney, Australia Disability Expo:
Now, back to certification of the Ogo. Certification is an essential process for the Ogo not only for safety but also for the reliability of the end users. Certification is also lengthy and difficult at best. And the Ogo team is hard at work taking the steps needed to bring the best Ogo possible to its customers and agents. The certification process will also insure that the Ogo lives up to its promise of a life changing experience for the sitting community it will serve worldwide.
A high frustration level also exists with going through the certification process as well. That being said, this writer feels that team Ogo is more than up to the challenge. The scope of bringing to the world, a device that will update the wheelchair, is an awesome task. Please note that the wheelchair has had little change in its capabilities for the past 100 years or so. Team Ogo is dedicated to bringing us that vision of a device capable of traveling over the everyday terrain we encounter in our lives, with safety, security and comfort as their goal.
In conclusion, I would just like to say Thank you Team Ogo for your heartfelt efforts to bring this technology to the disabled community at large. You may never know how treasured and appreciated this is, to know you are out there helping us expand our mobility and quality of life. Thank You so much. Go Ogo!
Written By: Larry Hollenbeck
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