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Disclaimer: Entrecard-Advertiser/Dropper Sites:

Here are the Real Liberal Christian Church (RLCC) advertising settings for Entrecard as of Saturday, April 04, 2009 (subject to change without notice):

Do not expect the RLCC to spend time screening all content on Entrecard-advertiser/dropper sites or to police (enforce) outside the fold.

Entrecard is not a boutique. It will grow (to saturation). It will consume some souls. Capitalism does consume souls. It will not, however, consume the RLCC, as we will rather bring forth the Christian Commons, capitalism's exact and therefore righteous opposite.

We are not capitalists. We use Entrecard not to falsely accuse and or to abuse but to warn and find to save.

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. (Matthew 10:16 KJV)

Coercion, violence, greed, Capitalism, and unchecked lusts of the flesh are related offenses. Their inherent aspects displease harmless, unselfish hearts, minds, and souls. They are not freedom. They are snares. Real freedom is freedom from evil temptation.

The following is not, I repeat not, a dilemma for the Real Christian. It is solely an issue of education and proper priority settings.

The truth of the matter is that humanity (in general) has fallen because it is not its own shelter. It has not rejected evil conjuring. It has thus far failed to document evil and to educate itself such that its members no longer experiment and become addicted to evil but believe and do from the start always. Humanity has not risen above lying.

The truth is that this plane of existence is a filter. Subjected to evil conjuring of other human beings who are being the multistage nuclear reaction of evil, there are those who rise and those who fall.

We are not a format for facilitating opportunities for caving into temptation. We are not temptation facilitators. We don't facilitate the dark side.

By our settings, we do not increase traffic to non-blog advertisers by pre-approval site-reviews.

What we do is connect with the lost fold to save. We do not fall and do not facilitate the falling of others of the fold by entering Hell to find them. We sweat blood but survive and are made strait. We do not live in Hell, only surrounded by it. The angels of God who come here have thus far not remained. We will change that by changing this place — By God.

In addition, there is this:

The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children. (Matthew 11:19 KJVR)

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Update 1:


Well, I must say, it's a pain in the neck to review all these paid-advertiser requests. Perhaps the novelty will wear off a bit. I had 24 paid-ads I approved the first day. I switched to "category only" after the first three. After the 25th request, I switched off "Allow paid ads only if explicitly approved by you."

What I'll do is just semi-monitor how it goes. I only rejected one ad out of the 25 requests. That one was for probably the most aggressive advertiser of the bunch — just really don't like his signals.

Oh well, my stats fell off for organic clicks. I assume that's because everyone was so preoccupied with reviewing paid-ad requests.

I see that Entrecard hopped to it and is showing the paid ads now in the ad column on the Dashboard. They've also written about the program on the Entrecard blog and sent out email notices.

I'm not sure the reasoning behind waiting until the last second or even until after the rollout. Perhaps it's just so they will be reacting to voiced reaction as opposed to anticipating. That's not my style, but I don't own the joint, as they say. Render unto Caesar....

Hey, by the way, do you think they realize that different browsers page-down different distances? Do you think they also take into consideration screen-resolution settings? My widget shows up in Opera in the first two page-downs but not in Firefox. I can tell you that the number of toolbars and status bars I use has a great deal to do with it. I have no idea how they can enforce that 2-pages-down rule. I suppose their flexible about it.

Anyway, I don't want to be a nag here. This actually isn't my style to nitpick this kind of stuff. It just seems that so many people are so interested in this level of thinking. Frankly, I stopped thinking on this level quite a few years ago. This all just reminds me so much of the old Tom — the one who had to have a hundred people working under him with trucks going all over the country and pushing millions of dollars around, etc.

Wow! I actually trusted in the system back then. I thought that hard, clean work would be rewarded — What a fool. The way to be rewarded that I saw everywhere firsthand is to lie. The biggest liars made it the biggest in the capitalistic sense. That's a fact. I saw people ripping off little old ladies for tens of millions via hundred-million-dollar-plus scams. The FBI came in the door just about a week after I figured out exactly how the whole scheme worked and pulled out but pronto! Another week, and I would have been spending a few years in prison.

And people wonder why I'm not rich in mammon....

Mammon is death. Nothing good comes of it. The only right thing to do with it is translate it into what will help people from then on without the stuff. That's why I've devised the Christian Commons. You can't credit the system of mammon for anything good. It's all evil.

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  • We render unto Caesar what is Caesar's. We render unto God what is God's.
  • When Caesar says to us that unless we shut up about the unrighteousness of Caesar's policies and practices, we will lose the ability of people who donate to us to declare their donations as deductions on their federal and state income-tax returns, we say to Caesar that we cannot shut up while exercising our religion in a very reasonable way.
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  • It's not freedom of religion if they tax it.

And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)

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    About Tom Usher

    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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    • So far, this Entrecard change to paid ads has about doubled the loading time for this site.

      Also, I don't like not having a list on the Entrecard Dashboard of the paid ads. The regular EC Entrecarders are listed so why not the paid advertisers?

      I was also expecting that only one paid advertiser would be in rotation with one regular EC blogger per day. I see though that all paid advertisers are in rotation with the one regular EC blogger per day.

      The pace will become flooding. If it becomes too much, I won't "explicitly" approve any paid ads.

      What say you, Entrecarders and non-Entrecarders?

      Personally, I'm beginning to think they need an Entrecard lite. They can do a deal with the heavy commercial-types for all this new stuff, give them some premium bennies as capitalistic inducements, and then let the plain bloggers go back to how it was.

      Some savvy tekkies could start a non-profit, open-source system focusing on non-commercial content where political speech is not censored — Remember EuroYank?

      Peace, Peace, Peace,

      Tom

      • Lastnite when I opened my dashboard on entrecard to find 68 paid ads, and no new ec advertiser requests - I knew I had reached the end with entrecard.

        I at present am spending ec's like a drunken sailor trying to get out of the race as quickly as possible.

        as soon as I reach a saturation point with my two larger accounts, I will send the remaining ec's to my EntrePod account to build my Warchest. yes I said war chest cause I want to have just enough to put my opinion into circulation, before I spend my way out.

        This appears to be what we were waiting on; as we had no idea how bad it would be, well now we know.

        Tom You Speak For Us

        "The pace will become flooding. If it becomes too much, I won't "explicitly" approve any paid ads"

        • Hello RE,

          I had to fix your name. You didn't spot the change concerning the author textbox. That's understandable that you missed it. You're not the first.

          To All:

          New Settings (as of April 5, 2009: 1:57 PM):

          Advert settings

          These settings affect how people can advertise with you.

          I will translate all the mammon into its greatest enemy that will bring down the whole system and completely displace it with the Christian Commons worldwide — everywhere, every inch. Jesus is already here within the hearts of every person who hates all the selfishness and all the fake rewards of mammon that always bring only defilement, pain, suffering, and death of the soul in the end.

          The world will be cleaned of the moneychangers, usurers, bankers, and their mediums of exchange, all their trade, all their commerce. The merchandisers will be gone to the last one never to return.

          With Jesus Forever,

          Tom Usher

    • The new advertising option accepting paid advertising from entrecard confuses a lot EC members. Their new blog post QA answered most of the questions there.

      • Hi Atniz,

        Let's give the readers the link: "Members Q and A round 1," by Graham. Entrecard. April 7th, 2009.

        What comes across in the Q&A is that if Graham is to be believed (and I have no reason at this point not the believe him), Graham is making it up as he goes along. Everyone is flexible no matter how rigid he or she insists others be. We all change.

        I will say that Graham's notions of inflation and deflation haven't been tied to anything that I've seen. What have my impressions and click-throughs been worth? Have EC banked in the RLCC account become less valuable as the money supply has increased? Haven't the numbers of users also increased? Has global productivity gone up or down? Is productivity being defined correctly? What is a liability versus an asset?

        I don't hold that harmfulness is ever an asset. Someone who beats and robs someone else has gained for himself damnation unless he turns, repents, and atones in great and earnest measure. If someone is selling iniquity in the Entrecard Market, what side of the balance sheet does the EC and its USD floating equivalent go on?

        What is unconditional love? I don't know what "unconditional love" means in the common parlance. There is a love that is extended to the worse demon, but that love is only on offer provided conditions are met. The offer is not retracted, but eternal backsliding results in more and more conditions (more to overcome). How many conditions constitute so many that there are souls who will never meet them?

        Forever allows for souls to forget lessons learned. That's the problem. Evil is also compounded confusion making the way out that much more difficult to find.

        Peace,

        Tom