Oh Death where is your sting?

It seams the past few months have been a period of time where i’ve had more encounters with illnesses, deaths and the time spent in-between.  I guess this all started originally with John Keller.  He was hit by a motorcycle, stuck in a coma for 3 months, learned to walk, talk and just live all over again.  The Keller’s are close family friends and so we kept close tabs on John’s progress and even made a website for him and all the hundreds of others who followed him.  After that, people began using his site as a place to find help and prayer for others who were going through things.  People such as Ashley, Diego, Sean, Joseph.. hundreds literally.  The one that still sticks out in my mind the most though is still LouLou.  This 11 year old girl was diagnosed about this time last year with leukemia.

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The story of Gordon, er… Nodrog

I don’t know why but i’ve always find myself fascinated by this story.  If your family with weslaco or it’s history, i’m sure your familiar with this site..

Eddie run’s this blogger, Pharr From Heaven.  It’s got a great local feel and he has some great articles.  On his site is a posting about the plane crash / fire at the original San Juan Shrine.

He’s has some interesting reading about Nodrog and his ATA Base.



Eddie’s latest posting brings to light David Hoverson who runs a Mac repair shop out of the ATA Base apprently.   He has a website, a facebook and any question about his relation to the ODF, Rick Ross posted this on his site,

Outer Dimensional Forces, Welaco, Texas. Based in a weedy, fenced-off compound near the Mexican border, O.D.F. is a secretive doomsday sect whose members believe that the U.S. is heading for heaven-sent punishment that was set in motion when the CIA allegedly “attacked” O.D.F. two decades ago. In a TV interview broadcast after the Heaven’s Gate suicides, a bearded, intense O.D.F. spokesman named Daniel Hoverson said the Creator will soon rattle and flood the U.S., with the O.D.F. surviving by being spirited to safety in flying saucers. Orville T. Gordon — better known as “Nodrog” — a 90-something man who is rarely seen in public, founded the group.

Clearly this guy may be off his rocker but i wonder how good he is with Open Directory?

Found some more for those of us who can’t seam to get enough.


Buy our Adobe Reader

A colleague of mine found this in her inbox,

From: Adobe [mailto:newsletter@adobe-pdf-2011-upgrade.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:43 PM
Subject: New Adobe Acrobat Reader 2011, Upgrade Available Now

This is to remind that a new version of Adobe Acrobat Reader 2011 with enhanced features for viewing, creating, editing, printing and internet-sharing PDF documents has been released.

To check and download the latest version , go to :
Start downloading the update right now and let us know what you think about it.
We’re working on making Adobe Acrobat Reader better all the time !
Thanks and best regards,
Adobe Support

© 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.
Adobe Systems Incorporated | 343 Preston Street | Ottawa | ON | K1S 1N4 | Canada |

It claims to be from adobe, although the domain is odd.  Even has their Canada corporate office address on it. surely it must be real? With all the adobe updates going around, I better update mine.  How nice of them to email me and remind me. If you click on the site, then you get this page, an alias for http://pdfprodownload.com/


and of course after you give them your email address to download, you must pay them for their software.


at least their processing page is secure..


It looks like we have Shawn S. to thank for this “deal” who he himself appears to have had his credit card scammed. 

Registrant ID:           AVNEP9R-RU
Registrant Name:         ANO “Regional Network Information Center”
Registrant Organization: JSC “Regional Network Information Center”
Registrant Street1:      pl. akad. Kurchatova, 1
Registrant City:         Moscow
Registrant Postal Code:  123182
Registrant Country:      RU

Administrative, Technical Contact
Contact ID:              AVNEP9R-RU
Contact Name:            ANO “Regional Network Information Center”
Contact Organization:    JSC “Regional Network Information Center”
Contact Street1:         pl. akad. Kurchatova, 1
Contact City:            Moscow
Contact Postal Code:     123182
Contact Country:         RU
Contact Phone:           +7 495 737 0601
Contact Fax:             +7 495 737 0602
Contact E-mail:         


The moral of the story, if your looking for software, get it from the official source.  Adobe.com for example.  If your software needs updates, go to the manufactures site or use the software’s auto update feature.

Forgiveness for $1.99

Admit it! Admit you’ve coveted someone’s ox! $1.99 to have your sins forgiven, not a bad deal! That’s right folks, the Catholic Church has officially approved an iPhone app that guides worshipers through the process of confession. Ah yes, I remember my first confession. I think I lied and said I stole something just so i wouldn’t feel left out.

Described as “the perfect aid for every penitent”, it offers users tips and guidelines to help them with the sacrament. The app takes users through the sacrament – in which Catholics admit their wrongdoings – and allows them to keep track of their sins. It also allows them to examine their conscience based on personalised factors such as age, sex and marital status – but it is not intended to replace traditional confession entirely. Instead, it encourages users to understand their actions and then visit their priest for absolution.

Hey, whatever helps people lead more decent lives I’m all for. *ahem* I’m looking at you, lady who tried to park her grocery cart on my front bumper instead of taking it to the cart return LIKE JESUS WOULD’VE DONE.

Thanks to David, who managed to pirate the app for free. *facepalm*