THE NAME ABOVE iL
Autobiography Dieter R. Fischer Book 9
"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you."
(Philippians I : III)
|8. Dial 0402 Pilot hero
Waking on the day of publishing, Remembrance Day 2010, my first thoughts started with a trail of numbers. As I opened my sleepy eyes I did what one does first thing in the morning* I checked the time on the clock radio.
Even though at school I had never been very good at maths, in recent years numbers have occupied my mind constantly. Readers well know the role they have played in all my books.
The clock this morning showed 5.48. Without effort I multiplied 5 x 48 to arrive at 240. Then I remembered how the digits 2 4 0 plus one zero, was on my agenda to finish this chapter with. (Read about 2400 at the end of the chapter).
I thanked God that I no longer feel strange, when numbers pop up, as if I was hooked on numerology. HE has worked in this unusual way to make Himself known. Numbers, abbreviated Nos have become a friend.
Just to prove I was not dreaming I wrote the letters NOS onto a piece of paper and turned it upside down. No doubt! It reads SON. (It also works if you type it on your computer screen, then stand on your head and read it).
Nine days ago I was reminded, how my strange numbers fixation had originally started. The first digit to tease my brain was the number 5. I had found a joke in the Reader's Digest. It was really funny: a gambler, crazy about number 5, had placed all his money on horse No. 5 at a *horse race. His horse came fifth.
As I was saying, on November 2, 2010 I had to smile to myself. It came after the biggest event in Australia's horse racing calendar, the Melbourne Cup, had been run. Horse No. 3 came 3rd.
Not only did this number fit well into my story, but also the name of the horse, So You Think. The word THINK was the keyword in my Book 8. It was meant to make lawmakers in Melbourne think about a moral issue. (More about morals and laws a little later).
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A few days after I had added the sequel to my previous Chapter (7) I happened to spot two pictures in a magazine. The article was about the Adelaide seaside suburb of Brighton. This name lifted my brain to a higher level of reception. I saw things within two pictures, show below, just as they appeared on the page:
NOW OPEN and Arch of Remembrance
When I commenced this chapter two days before publishing, I heard our Director of Public Prosecution, Stephen Pallaras, make an interesting statement. In the 7 AM ABC Radio News he called for reform in the criminal justice system, because the underworld was 'getting away with crime' (or words to that effect).
Mr. Pallaras is the same person, who had advised our Attorney-General that there was nothing in the information I had brought forward (in the Liddy matter), which gives rise to be concerned about the verdicts.
Here is what the ABC's website reported what he said (9th Nov. 2010, 8.02 am)
Isn't this exactly what I had called for in the Liddy case? I had been told that a key witness with vital information (the damning document of Book 7, Ch. 26) suddenly decided to pull out and not back the document in court. Peter's life-line disappeared.
If I were to find myself suddenly the key witness in a major case, which could put an underworld figure behind bars on my testimony, perhaps I also would think twice about going any further?
Had Mr. Pallaras read my chapters, he would have realized, he was not the only one calling for change.
His statement above did not address the issue, why witnesses suddenly pull out of court cases. Let me spell it out for him, in one four letter word - FEAR. That's why I had called for a way to take statements by witnesses, possibly via video link, as to guarantee their anonymity and safety.
Friends, when criminals get away with their evil activities by frightening off key witnesses, it's a sad day for justice. If you were reading about cases in Calabria / Italy in the 1950's, you would perhaps not be surprised? But surely, in Australia in the year 2010 ways should have been found to stop Mafia-style corruption taking place?
With this thought in
mind I felt a need to express my mild anger to the ABC's Radio Station in an email:
As if the flavour of the month was our court system, the very next day on Channel Seven's Today Tonight their major story was about a legal issue. In a shock report by Graham Archer (who had received all my findings in the Liddy case) I learned that in South Australia it is virtually impossible to challenge a court ruling, once all legal avenues of appeal have been exhausted.
Such is the rigid status quo in our legal system, according to Today Tonight, that even when fresh evidence is brought forward, there is no legal mechanism to reopen a case!
I could not believe what I was hearing. Did I understand correctly, even if a murderer came forward and admitted that he did the crime, not prisoner XYPLZ serving a life sentence for the crime, there is no way to reopen the case?
Actually, Graham Archer's report did point to the only way possible: An appeal to the Governor, who may then decide to pass the matter on to the Attorney General to deal with. (Guess what I shall be doing in the next few days?)
As I watched the eye-opening segment on Today Tonight, I could have screamed. Even the now retired High court judge Michael Kirby agreed that there is a missing element in our justice system, one the United Kingdom had filled long ago. Our system should have followed suit. State MP and anti-drugs campaigner Ann Bressington, finally, is putting forward a Bill to fill this urgent need.
Justice Kirby was a Judge on the High Court Bench, when Peter Liddy's appeal was rejected. Did I hear him say that even when fresh evidence is coming forward, such evidence was not allowed to be tabled at a High Court Appeal?
If this isso, Peter Liddy, himself a legal expert, was wrong. In a letter Peter had written that he placed great hopes on the weighty piece of [fresh] evidence. Tragically, it had only become available after his initial two guilty verdicts. It was ignored back then and still is to this day!
Peters last avenue of hope is being kept shut by Adelaide's fraternity of Pontius Pilates!
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Another magazine - more codes!
Another code - 50. (The difference between 5.80 and 5.30)
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A second news item in the same radio news bulletin on Nov. 9th, stirred me into more action. Very rarely in the past did I hear a senior politician comment on the subject of same-sex marriage. His party was going to discuss the issue in a forthcoming Labor conference.
Prominent Labor Party Minister Bill Shorten said, not only was he in favour of changing the Marriage Act, but he believed, public opinion had changed and it was just a matter of time, before it would become widely accepted.
This is despite his leader, Prime Minister Gillard, stating clearly that she regards marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Her litmus test will come in July 2011, when the Greens will hold the balance of power in the Senate. Will they demand that the law be changed, as reward for supporting her Labor Party and leadership?
After hearing Minister Bill Shorten on radio, I felt to contact my local MP, Tony Zappia, the Member for Makin, to express my concern in the matter. I purposely sent a copy to only eight other MPs in Canberra (read on).
It is interesting to note that no television news (to the best of my knowledge) picked up the above statement by Mr. Shorten. News that addresses 'moral' issues (gay marriage, abortion and euthanasia) is often relegated to awkward timeslots and/or completely ignored by the main stream media.
However, as I noticed, the more Christians wake up to the signs or our times, and are standing up and speak out for what they believe is best for our nation, the more our leaders will listen. Let's hope and pray that politicians will listen and carefully consider both sides of the debate. Who would not like to see our children raised in a loving home, by a male father and a female mother?
With this motive in mind I sent above email to my Federal Member of Parliament. Before pressing the send button, in moment of inspiration, I chose eight other Labor Members of Parliament in Canberra. Their names were carefully chosen: Bowen, Ellis, Swan, Thompson, Rudd, Owens, Neumann, Georganas.
It should not be too hard for readers to decipher the hidden message in these names. (For the answer check under Isobel in above email).
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May I just change pace for a moment and write about another magic incident, which happened 3 months ago. On 8/8/10 I was taking my little dog for a walk before church. Walking through the almost empty shopping centre carpark a few minutes walk away, two identical 4WD Hyundai vehicles stood out, for some reason. As I continued my walk my brain played with the name Hyundai.
Walking along Kimba Road my creative impulses stirred into action for a few short moments. I pictured not only a video clip advertising Hyundai 4 wheel-drive vehicles, but a slogan to go with it. It went something like this:
But what happened seconds later I can't explain, except I found it unreal. How could an ordinary human mind think this up?
From Kimba Road I turned left into our street, Goodall Road. Less than 100 metres further east, in the grass not far from our house, lay a discarded newspaper. It was folded so that page 3 was showing.
I was astounded what I saw. So much so, I walked home and sent an email to Hyundai. (Read it below). It only took a few minutes, after which I returned to the newspaper in the grass and (without touching it) took this photo:
The Advertiser August 5th, page 3: Left high and dry.
Left high and dry: Court's cannabis ruling jeopardises 20 cases.
A summary of above article from the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) website on the article reads:
There was another reason I took special notice of this newspaper article. As editor of our Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter I had heard of this case. I had made it the subject of my editorial in our August 2010 Newsletter. In summary I had expressed concern, asking this question:
Here is the email I sent to Hyundai, who sponsor Australia's A-League Football, just prior to taking above photo:
I have no recollection of receiving a reply - certainly no offer of a job in their Marketing Department.
But lately I have noticed advertising slogans like: Subaru's All 4 the Driver or Honda's The Power of Dreams or Volkswagen's Think small.
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Friends, fundamental Christians are often ridiculed, labelled dinosaurs or worse, because they are the ones to speak out in regard to moral issues, and in my case, crime. Many argue that the Old Testament scriptures, such as Leviticus 18, 22 which calls the gay life-style an abomination, no longer apply today.
If we were to go by these ancient barbaric regulations, unbelievers point out, women would be stoned to death for adultery or whole families buried alive if they were found guilty of stealing. The Old Testament seems filled with cruel punishments, unworkable in today's society.
What about the New Testament? Bible believing Christians, who oppose the gay lifestyle, stand firm on the basis of what the Apostle Paul wrote on this subject:
It is one thing, Friends, to show compassion for a person, such as a young girl, who fell pregnant and can't see her way through; or a very old, terminally ill person, who wants to die. We all should show compassion for others.
However, it is quite another matter to make laws as a quick-fix, without addressing the core issues or considering unexpected consequences.
Worse still, when man-made laws clash with ancient, God-given laws, which should never be changed, mankind is entering into dangerous territory. The last line in above scripture points to 'those approving [bad] things' which people do.
God has given our political leaders the responsibility to lead fairly. To simply rubberstamp (approve of) the perverse, moral activities society now regards as normal, is not leading. It's following trends to be popular. That's what counts with politicians mostly, especially at election times.
Are not the Bill Shortens of this world examples to the next generation? Our young people need guidance! When it comes to same-sex marriage, abortion, euthanasia etc. should we really apply democratic principles?
If a referendum were held on same-sex marriage, and this question would be asked on the subject: "Would you prefer your son Adam to marry Eve or Steve? How many parents would choose anything, but the lifestyle they chose - a partner of the opposite sex?
A most alarming development for believers in traditional marriage is that those who stand firm on their views are forced to abandon their stance. Lawmakers are demanding that Christians conform to their world's standard in relation to the gay/lesbian lifestyle. Scripture clearly warns Christians against such brain washing.
Here is an article of concern, published on Nov. 3th, 2010 in examiner.com: The Author's name is given as Michael Stone:
Note how Stone does not go into detail of this couple's argument, but rather judges their stance as 'anti-gay bigotry'. Who is the bigot here, may I ask?
Where do our laws come from? Who said that stealing is wrong? Is it not one of God's laws, passed down from God with the other nine Commandments?
Does this not sound ridiculous? Why then should other fundamental laws - Thou shalt not bear false witness (lie), thou shalt not murder (not even the unborn), thou shalt not take your neighbour's wife (adultery) or thou shalt have no other God's before me (idolatry) need updating?
But that's just what a god-less society has done. The new, improved man-made law, which God to love, promotes idolatry: Learn all about religions, then make up your own mind and follow the God that suits you best! Bulldust!
One female Labor Member of Parliament justified a suggested change in euthanasia laws. She argued that the law needs changing: "We live in the 21st century".
As far as voluntary euthanasia is concerned, the argument for it was much stronger a hundred years ago, when pain-relief medications were much less effective than today. As a Christian I am all for progress, but I refuse to embrace trendy new ideas, simply because we live in a new age and atheistic scientists think they know better than the Master and maker of the universe.
One of the main drivers in Australia's media, toward acceptance of same-sex marriage, seems to be our national broadcaster, the ABC. In a recent feature on their popular program 'Australian Story' a young gay farmer was featured. The emotional, well presented story described the struggles he and his family went through, before finally accepting what they felt was hopeless to change.
At the end of the broadcast my wife and I were both touched, as must have been many viewers, at the apparent success story of this nice, young man. But was it a real success story?
I challenge the ABC to search out a young man, who had been dragged at an early age into the gay lifestyle, and after finding true love in Jesus, changed his ways and became straight. There are many examples of 'new men' in Christ. I would love to see one of those stories featured on the ABC or other mass media.
God is in the business of renewing people's lives.
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(Shoe) ....by Appointment (Royal appointment?)
The town of Kapunda has been headline news every night since Monday Nov 8th 2010. From online reports and the few broadcasts on television this is what I see: A triple murder allegedly took place sometime between Sunday 7th and Monday 8th. At 10 AM the bodies of a woman, a man and their daughter was discovered inside a house.
So far no report has mentioned who found the bodies. Only - they were discovered. No motive, no murder weapon has as yet been uncovered, only that the three victims had been stabbed. The latest news reports - police divers are searching a nearby duck pond in Davidson Reserve. (What on earth do they expect to find there - the head of Goliath?)
The family's other son, a young man, no age given, was on holiday on the Gold Coast, when he heard the bad news.
It dawned on me the day after, on Tuesday, after a tradesman had worked at our house doing a routine job, that his name was identical to that of the murdered couple's son - Christopher Rowe. (Come to think of it - talking to this Chris, he did mention this crime during a brief conversation we had, while he was working at our house).
The other name, one I discovered only minutes ago writing this, rings a bell too. Change B to H, not in bell, but in Benson. The name becomes Elizabeth Henson. Her name appears in an article about the Kapunda murders in the B H (Barossa Herald). Henson's article starts with a statement by the niece of the victims:
Frankly, I can't see any point in a relative making such an appeal, something the police has done already, right at the beginning. Unless, her appeal brought some results? In the TV News on the day of writing, as I understood it, a neighbour said he had heard another neighbour say that he heard a cry for help and a commotion at around 1 AM Monday morning.
Why no police was called has not been explained, nor - who found the bodies?
One online news report stated that police placed markers (a trail of blood) from the crime scene south toward the township. Since Harriet (a nice name to play scrabble with, but I won't) is south of the town, the report should have stated, the markers are leading north toward the town. Why do I see all this? It must be my obsession for truth.
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You may think my brain needs renewing, judging by what I see and think about? How about what took place on Saturday, November 6th, 10? All I know, as I have often assured my readers, it's all true and I write it as it was. As to the meaning of it all there are three ways of looking at it.
It has been a habit of mine since I was a teenager to write things down. Firstly into my diary, then in recent years, onto my website, which you are reading. The pattern of what transpired last Saturday is similar to what has been happening for a number of years. Here is what I personally experienced.
After Chuck Swindolls talk on Radio RPH I switched to the ABC 7 AM News. A female reporter read the news bulletin. At one point she read the name Malcolm, only to correct herself immediately - Michael.
That name alerted my brain to listen up. Now two names, starting with M, buzzed around my head. Seconds later, during a different news item, the reporter read another name Christopher Davey or Davis.
Over a period of minutes, chewing over the names, it came that the first letters of the four names are all Roman numerals MMCD. The next step was to calculate what that number equates to - 2400.
It was not only this number, which made me email the ABC that morning. Following the female reporter's regular news a male voice was reading the sports news. He read it that fast I had trouble keeping up, barely able to distinguish when football news ended and basketball started.
I emailed the station soon after (but before walking to the petrol station, read on).
It was a good day to mow the lawns. But the container of petrol was empty. I walked to the petrol station to fetch lawnmower fuel. As I walked through the petrol station to pay for my petrol, I felt drawn to take a look at the newspaper's headline.
Did I see correctly, am I silly, or what? The big fat headline included exactly my four digits, only in a different order.
Adelaide Advertiser, front page - 6/11/10
[See] Catch of the day: DIAL 0402 PILOT HERO
Walking back to mow our lawns I passed the street sign Kimba Road. The carcass of a bird, which had laid (dial backwards) in the gutter right there for a few days, was still there. Dead birds cross my paths regularly.
As I pushed the mower over the grass outside No. 24 I pondered, how the two digits OO fitted so well into the big picture. Not only one zero a hero, but TOO.
Who is your hero? Remember HIM on Remembrance Day.