Thursday, November 30, 2006

THE END OF FAITH

FROM TOM R. (via a shipmate) - If you are interested, I just finished reading "The End of Faith - Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason" by Sam Hall, an excellent book which chronicles the clash of religion and reason and the role of religion in all the wars, past and current, in the world. He writes compellingly that Islam will eventually rule the world and you will either be a believer
or you will be dead. The rapid spread of Islam, coupled with the Koran's simple believe or be killed commandment, and their inevitable acquisition of nuclear weapons will not be a pretty picture. I'm currently reading "America Alone - The End of the World as We Know It" by Mark Steyn. He believes that old Europe is already gone - low white European birth rates combined with high Muslim birth rates have doomed the continent, including Russia, and their fall to the Muslim hordes is inevitable. Most European countries will not last more than about 20 - 40
years. A birth to death ratio of 2.1 is required to sustain a population. Most of white Europe has a rate of less than 2.0 and Russia's is 1.14, etc. Meanwhile, the Muslim segments of their population (as high as 30% in many French cities) has a rate of 6.0+++. Italy (1.23), Greece, France, Spain, Germany (1.35), Russia, etc., are all going down as is Canada (1.48) and the
rest of the West with the possible exception of the U. S. The EU average is 1.38.

Combine that with the high cost of their social programs and the fact that the average age in many Muslim countries is less than 20 years. It's a simple mathematical problem - the West is not going to have enough people. The prospect of another "Dark Age" is quite real. Interesting stuff backed up by lots of facts, figures and logic - not the thing of liberal propaganda. Meanwhile, the apparent ignorance of our politicians combined with their unwillingness to deal with the problem is not only disgusting but criminal. People like John Kerry who routinely claim that we should be more like Europe are nuts.
Another shipmate reports (this one a tree hugging - granola crunching lib from Oregon)- We too were very impressed by End of Faith. Author is "Harris" rather than "Hall" and he has been getting quite a bit of attention on the talk show circuit. I have historically been an economic determinist and figured that religion, nationalism, patriotism, etc. was window dressing but events of the last decade or so have forced me into rethinking things.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The SCCC Student Video Feature Blog

This blog will contain posts of all known Sussex County Community College, student videos. Several or any video hosts may supply the video in the blog. The most used are Youtube, Yahoo Video and Video Google. The student newspaper, The College Hill, also runs regular features on new student video work from the campus and beyond. The local TV station on the web - ME3TV also carries a link to this blog as a "channel" in it's local selections.
Stephen Lynch
ALL Creatures - mini horror
Historic Celibation
Mesa Verde Tour
Collin Fricke 15 Yr Old Guitarist
K104.7 and Katrina
Old Photos of Lake Mohawk

Trout Fishing in New Jersey

Looks like a stream in Maine or Vermont. But it is in New Jersey. Here, Dustin Terwilliger, (at the time, a Student of film at Sussex County Community Collegein NJ)interviews his friend, who is an expert on trout fishing in this area. The music is by Bill Klemm whose CD can be found through contacts at me3tv.com. Additional information is on me3tv.com's channel 973.

Homeless in Paradise - A Local Solution

Even idyllic locations in America have some percentage of their population that is at risk of homelessness. Sometimes there is simply not enough affordable housing for low wage workers in low-skill jobs who support the engine of the economy. Sometimes a trick of fate puts a family already on the edges of financial stability out of their home and into the street. The Interfaith Hospitality Network is a volunteer organization that helps many of these people re-connect to a stable income and housing arrangement. Sussex County, NJ's IHN (SCIHN.ORG) is a part of the familypromise.org national group. This video is presented by ME3TV.

Running A Boarding Farm for Horses

This is a short 4 minute interview with the owner of Silver Fox Boarding Stables. The interview was made by a student at a community college in New Jersey. In this interview we learn some of what it takes to run a boarding stable operation. The school website is www.sussex.edu. See ME3TV.com

ALL Creatures - mini scary movie

This was a class project. Make a horror movie with one hour to shoot; one hour to edit. Use sound effects. A class of 8 students went to a nearby abandoned summer camp and made the shots. Later, they met to edit using sound effects. There is no narrative or speaking part. The idea was to make it creepy with images and sound effects only. I think the students succeeded. A later project might be to add an ending to this short. Actually, we welcome your version of how you would end this short film with your own 30 second movie! Reference "Sussex County Community College, SCCC, All Creatures ".

PIano Man - 103 Years Old

Evil House - Haunted

Friday The Thirteenth

The SCCC Student Video Feature Blog

This blog will contain posts of all known Sussex County Community College, student videos. Several or any video hosts may supply the video in the blog. The most used are Youtube, Yahoo Video and Video Google. The student newspaper, The College Hill, also runs regular features on new student video work from the campus and beyond. The local TV station on the web - ME3TV also carries a link to this blog as a "channel" in it's local selections.

Monday, November 27, 2006

The Forgotten Fleet

"THE FLEET THE GODS FORGOT" by Walter G. Winslow is still available at Amazon.com and Barns and Noble .. as noted by Delsa "Winslow" Amundson. If you read this book, you will have a very good grasp of the struggle of the USS Houston, its crew and the Asiatic Fleet in the doomed battles of the early Pacific War of 1941-42.


Saturday, November 25, 2006

Congressman Frelinghuysen 11th Distr. NJ

This is a brief introduction to Congressman Frelinghuysen, who represents a part of Sussex County NJ, and Essex and Morris Counties in the US Congress. If you have never met your congressman - at least take an opportunity to learn a little about them and their work.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Freeholder - Sussex County - Wirths

Hal Wirths has served as a Freeholder in Sussex County for several years. ME3TV provides these introductions as a service to the people of the county and especially newcomers who want to understand local government. ... The background for this feature is Thunder Mountain Pond- in a photo by Don Freeman - .
Old Photos of Lake Mohawk

Retrostockphoto has these pictures. You should take a look sometime. Some of them are for sale in local stores in Sparta, NJ. ... (more)
Congressman Garrett - NJ - 5th District

Scott Garrett represents the 5th congressional district of NJ in congress. This is a district that covers Sussex County (mostly) and a region across the top of the state. In this introductory feature, you are enocouraged to listen and get a feel for the man who represents our area at the national level. Congressman Garrett encourages you to contact him at http://www.house.gov.garre

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Book TV.org

http://www.booktv.org/index.asp
This link is to BOOK TV. IT is from C-span.
You can view featues on the web anytime after they air on TV

Friday, November 10, 2006

Paintball in PA

Mark Rolef made this video in October. The SKIRMISH fields in PA are often used for scenario games. A day at this is exhausting - so imagine what the REAL veterans of the Battle for Berlin went through! God Bless our Veterans. Your use of stock footage of WWII with your footage from the day, give this a sense of heritage - with the excitement of scenario combat. I was there for this day and I have to say, I really HATE that German tank! It took me out in a very painful way! Outstanding video, Mark. Keep them coming! For history buffs - may I suggest a book? "Armageddon - The Battle for Germany 1944-45". Thanks for the vid.