If everyone knew all there is to know, they would not do half the things they do, including myself, therefore I must foregive them, including myself.
A retired farmer has spent more than 30 years building an enormous scale model of a Biblical temple.
Alec Gerrard has spent 30 years constructing the ancient Herod's Temple
Photo: GEOFF ROBINSON
Alec Garrard, 78, has dedicated a massive 33,000 hours to constructing the ancient Herod's Temple, which measures a whopping 20ft by 12ft.
The pensioner has hand-baked and painted every clay brick and tile and even sculpted 4,000 tiny human figures to populate the courtyards.
Historical experts believe the model is the best representation in the world of what the Jewish temple actually looked like and it has attracted thousands of visitors from all over the globe.
But Mr Garrard, who started the elaborate project in his 40's, says his masterpiece will not be finished in his lifetime.
"I've always loved making models and as I was getting older I started to think about making one big project which would see me through to the end of my life," he said.
"I have an interest in buildings and religion so I thought maybe I could combine the two and I came up with the idea of doing the Temple.
"I'd seen one or two examples of it in Biblical exhibitions, but I thought they were rubbish and I knew I could do better.
"I have been working on it for decades but it will never be finished as I'm always finding something new to add."
Mr Garrard, from Norfolk, spent more than three years researching the Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans 2000 years ago and deemed to be one of the most remarkable buildings of ancient times.
He then started to construct the amazing 1:100 scale model, which is now housed in a huge building in his back garden.
"Everything is made by hand. I cut plywood frames for the walls and buildings and all the clay bricks and tiles were baked in the oven then stuck together," he said.
Mr Garrard sculpted and painted 4,000 figures, measuring just half an inch and all wearing their correct costumes including 32 versions of Jesus.
Visitors come from all over the world to see the model and Mr Garrard provides binoculars so they can see all the details.
In Pictures: Model of Herod's Temple
All Pictures by: Geoff Robinson Photography
Now, here's a model of biblical proportions. A retired farmer has spent more than 30 years building an enormous scale model of Herod's temple - and it is still not finished
Alec Garrard, 78, has dedicated a massive 33,000 hours to constructing the ancient temple, which measures a whopping 20ft by 12ft
The pensioner has hand-baked and painted every clay brick and tile and even sculpted 4,000 tiny human figures to populate the courtyards
But Mr Garrard, who started the epic project in his 40s, says his masterpiece will not be finished in his lifetime
"I have an interest in buildings and religion so I thought maybe I could combine the two and I came up with the idea of doing the temple"
"I'd seen one or two examples of it in Biblical exhibitions, but I thought they were rubbish and I knew I could do better"
"I have also sculpted and painted 4,000 figures, measuring just half an inch and all wearing their correct costumes"
"Each one takes about three hours to make and there are 32 versions of Jesus, although no one can ever spot him no matter how religious they are"
Visitors come from all over the world to see the model and Mr Garrard provides binoculars so they can see all the details
"I personally know all the top archaeologists from Jerusalem and I've had experts from the British Museum visit," he says
But he chases the money-changers out of the temple: "I've had a lot of offers from people to buy it, but it's not for sale"
He says his wife Kathleen thinks he is mad
He adds: "She wishes she'd married a normal person"
Mr Garrard, from Norfolk, spent more than three years researching the temple, which was destroyed by the Romans 2,000 years ago and deemed to be one of the most remarkable buildings of ancient times
He then started to construct the amazing 1:100 scale model, which is now housed in a huge building in his back garden
"Everything is made by hand. I cut plywood frames for the walls and buildings and all the clay bricks and tiles were baked in the oven then stuck together," he says
Built in 19BC by King Herod the Great, the temple was flattened in AD70, just six years after completion
In its heyday the temple complex covered 36 acres - four times the area of Windsor Castle
The Temple was probably located on the site of what today is the Dome of the Rock
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Consequence Management Response Force
By R. D. Bradshaw
The Independent Living newsletter had a late April 2009 promotional letter from its editor, Lee Bellinger, which warned of serious trouble for America that could be on us very soon (at www.americanlanternpress.com, phone 877-371-1807). He started his prediction with recognition that the planned use of 20,000 returning US troops for domestic emergencies has now been increased to 80,000. He correctly perceives that the US government is preparing for a military response to coming social chaos in this nation.
Many of us realize that a catastrophe is coming from a disease epidemic, food problems, war, social unrest, financial upheaval, etc. But the big question is the timing. It's not an issue over whether, but rather when will it hit. And for those of us involved in the financial markets, we want to know where to save some of our money in order to survive this coming crisis.
In prior Goldsmiths, I have already related the total deflationary collapse as predicted by the Market Ticker. This source puts the timing into the immediate time frame of this year. Bellinger also projects an imminent crisis of a major proportion. He says that the American people are going to learn that the veneer of civilization is far thinner than we realized.
For my part, I believe it's close; but my best guess right now is that it will come next year. It all depends upon whether the Rothschild Cabal can use bubble gum and bailing wire for the next several months to postpone the inevitable trouble while the Cabal continues to steal the rest of the US assets.
Besides his mention of the returning 80,000 troops for domestic emergencies, Bellinger has gone into describing specific preparations being made by the US military for its intervention in US life. He cites the Army Times as defining the military operational force as being the "Consequence Management Response Force" with its purpose as being created to deal with what is expected to involve a coming, unprecedented wave of massive social disorder and unrest. My website (www.analysis-news.com broaches this course of events in a discussion on the coming of anarchy and war.
Independent Living cites a recent report in the US Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute which said that the US military must prepare for "a violent, strategic dislocation in the United States" which could be provoked by an "unforeseen economic collapse" or "loss of functioning political and legal order."
As proof of what can happen, Lee cited the past riots in the United States where social chaos overwhelmed law and order. In most cases, US police forces almost always pulled back and abandoned entire neighborhoods to the vicious mobs. In the 1992 Los Angeles Rodney King riots, the police hunkered behind defensive cordons as the rage unfolded. The only contact authorities had with the law abiding victims was news helicopters flying overhead.
About the only people who survived this onslaught in LA were Asian merchants who fended off the wild mobs by placing shooters on the roofs of buildings within their defensive perimeters. Lee notes that these heroic Korean merchants successfully protected their families, shops and homes because they knew how worthless bureaucrats truly are. He adds that the coming chaos will magnify those problems a thousand-fold.
In terms of where we are now, Lee notes that our government powers deliberately keep us, the people, in dark about the coming threats to public order. Thus, instead of relying on Washington (when she calls in our guns) or even our local police departments, we need to start making our own plans for survival.
The Bottom Line
I agree completely with the above assessment from Lee Bellinger. I am convinced it's comingprobably next year, but conceivably earlier or later. And if I expect to survive, I will have to make my own plans and preparations and not rely on the lies and false promises of help from Washington or any other place in America.
Without a doubt, guns and ammunition, gold and food will all go into the sky in price in this coming environment. The problem we face is that there is a high probability that Big Brother will make a call-in of all of these times in any coming martial law situation which assuredly will be declared. This will put us at the mercy of the roving gangs of rioters and anarchists.
In the meantime, in making some plans and preparations personally, I know the best option for me is to own some gold coins, a gun and some stored food, as a minimum, if I hope to survive and if I am caught in this crisis in the US. Of course, the better option is to plan on leaving the US before the trouble strikes or at least try to survive in a very rural area outside of the big cities.
By the way, I discussed this whole scenario in some detail in the Goldsmiths, Part XXVIII, issued in October 2008. As I said then, the smart thing for me is to have some gold and silver coins but otherwise have gold and other assets of value outside the US. Big Brother here will flat confiscate anything and everything of value we may have when trouble strikes. For sure, it will be impossible in that environment to move assets out of the US as I wrote last October.
Back issues of the Goldsmiths, by the editor of the Analysis of News, can be accessed from a Google or Yahoo search engine by typing in "R. D. Bradshaw" Goldsmiths. Several hundred web sites can be found with the back issues and with translations to Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese and other foreign languages. Finally, the "Archives-Goldsmiths" of this website (www.analysis-news.com ) has all of the Goldsmith articles issued to date.
Besides the revelations contained in the Goldsmiths' articles, the work of the plutocratic financial market manipulators to conspiratorially manipulate and control the financial markets (to make more profits and install a world government under their management) is also addressed at length in the periodic analysis of the news and in other articles produced at www.analysis-news.com. This website has an article of interest to any person interested in understanding the market Manipulators. It is the Hidden Secret of the Manipulators, why they succeed and how to follow their manipulations.
Readers of the above articles are invited to visit www.analysis-news.com and become a subscriber to regularly read some of the material from the world of information which will further reveal how extensive the manipulation, control and dishonesty realities are in the financial, currency and commodity markets, not only in the US but indeed around the world. To go to the home page of this website, please click at the link here: www.analysis-news.com.