Last Trumpet Newsletter
Volume XXIV           Issue VII            July  2005
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Deceptive Dreams and Deadly Reality!

“Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city! She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the Lord; she drew not near to her God…..I have cut off the nations; their towers are desolate; I made their streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant. I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings. Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.”

Zephaniah 3:1-2, 6-8

“Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways, Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.”
Haggai 1:5-6

“From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye might consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”

James 4:1-4

In this issue of the Last Trumpet, we will once again apply the Word of God to the end-time events that are now engulfing our world in the final fulfillment of Bible prophecy. As we consider the amazing events that are now happening, we can see that we live in a troubled world of deceptive dreams. As the pervasive voice of the beast speaking through our political and religious leaders continues to offer promises of peace, prosperity, and false hope, such things never materialize. It seems that nearly all the people of this world are enamored and caught away with everything that is false, including false hope!

As we draw ever closer to the great day of the return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the truth becomes more obvious to the true discerning Christians and more obscure and oblivious to everyone else. We know that the wrath of the Almighty is already being poured out by measure, for the current events declare it. When the great day of His wrath is poured out upon the earth without measure, the deceptive dreams of the antichrist society will give way to the deadly reality of final judgment. 

Many people have tried to guess who the antichrist is, but we must remember that there are many antichrists, and our entire global society is an antichrist society. People have been unwittingly indoctrinated and conditioned to receive their king, the one who is called the god of this world. Very soon everything will begin to move quickly, and many shocking events will occur. I urge everyone who reads this letter to seek the Almighty Saviour while there is still hope and while there is still time. One thing we know for sure about our Saviour is that He will always hear our prayers and offer complete forgiveness and salvation if we truly seek Him. For the sake of your soul, do it now, for there is no hope at all in this present world.

An Illuminized World of Chaos!

While the people of the United States pursue business and pleasure--most of which is sinful; death, bloodshed and unimaginable heartache is happening elsewhere in the world. It was on May 1st, 2002, that President George W. Bush proclaimed victory over Iraq and an end to major hostilities. It was quite a show that the President put on during that day that the witches call Beltaine, their high cross-quarter sabat. Like any theatrical production, it was all orchestrated in advance. There are no wars but only theaters of war.

On May 17th, the Associated Press reported a story with the following headline: Iraq edges closer to civil war. (1) Every day we are hearing about violent attacks by insurgents; many of whom are so committed to their task that they are suicide bombers. Just yesterday, June 14th, 2005, twenty--eight people were killed by suicide bombers in northern Iraq. (2) Tension is running very high as battles rage continually. As suspected insurgents are captured, they are blindfolded, and a number is written on their foreheads. (3) Hatred for Americans is almost universal in that blood-soaked land.

The U.S. Army has now issued a new shoulder patch for troops assigned to headquarters of the Multi-National Force – Iraq, which commands all U.S. forces in the country. The arm patch has various occult symbols on it including the seven-pointed star or druidic septenary, the crossed scimitars, which are curved swords; and most distressing of all, the patch features a Mesopotamian human-headed winged bull. (4) This composite beast is a powerful symbol used in ancient witchcraft. The Greeks had a similar image, but it was reversed as a human man with the head of a bull called a minotaur, which literally means moon bull. In witchcraft doctrine the half bull and half man represents the unified power of the sun god and the moon goddess, and because it is real witchcraft, it attracts many evil spirits. Our U.S. soldiers are now wearing this image.

As the war in Iraq becomes increasingly bloody, the U.S. Congress is trying to pass a resolution asking the President to set a time table for withdrawal from Iraq. It was reported by ABC News this morning, June 16, 2005, that the President said he would ignore such a resolution. Furthermore, the two U.S. Army analysts responsible for intelligence failure, who provided false information to start the war with Iraq, have received job performance awards for the past three years. (5) 

With the war in Iraq escalating and other wars looming on the horizon, we are hearing more talk about a military draft, which would force young men and women to fight in President Bush’s foreign wars. The U.S. Army has fallen well short of its recruitment goals for four consecutive months. (6) The U.S. Army is becoming increasingly desperate for recruits and is planning to double its cash bonus for some recruits to $40,000.00 and up to $50,000.00 toward a home mortgage. (7) The recruitment shortfall is already a whopping 25%, and Senator Joseph Biden, the top Democrat of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, calls the situation regarding a coming military draft a “painful dilemma.” (8) Speaking of the coming draft, Senator Biden said, “The truth of the matter is, it is going to become a subject; if, in fact, there’s a 40% shortfall in recruitment. It’s just a reality.” (9)

The atrocities of war which include the thousands of lives lost, the cries of the wounded, permanently maimed, and the heartbroken families, and the untold grief of every kind are nearly beyond belief. Recently, a British MP named George Galloway spoke out because he had seen enough. Galloway said, “I am speaking for tens of millions, and maybe more, around the world, who know the truth about Iraq. Who know that the real criminals are in Washington…..the American people are not bad or evil people, but they are ruled by bad people. The U.S. and British governments will burn in hell fires.” (10)

I recently heard the director of the Arlington National Cemetery speaking on a CBS News program saying that an average of 27 burials per day take place in that military cemetery. He also glibly stated that at that rate of 27 per day there is still enough room for another 21 years. He went on to say, “This is where everyone wants to be.” (11) These are strange comments from a man with a strange attitude. I also thought it strange that in a Memorial Day ceremony at Knight Field, a U.S. military base, coffins containing remains believed to be U.S. soldiers from the Korean War were draped with the United Nations’ flag instead of the American flag. (12)

While U.S. Military bases are being built overseas continually, bases in the United States are on the chopping block. One base that is being considered for closure is the Otis Air Nation Guard base at Cape Cod. This is the base that protects New York City and much of the East Coast. Fighters can be over New York City in ten minutes or less from that base. The Pentagon was unclear as to where protection would come from if Otis was closed. (13) Some analysts are viewing this base closure as an invitation for another terrorist attack.

Military Tanks in the Streets of New York?

Just after the first weekend in June, 2005, we received a report that eyewitnesses saw three large military tanks rolling down Seventh Avenue in Manhattan. There was no parade nor special occasion. Police were seen in the area carrying machine guns, and the entire scene was all too reminiscent of martial law. (14) After checking the website of the New York City Police Department, we found that the terrorist threat advisory was at level orange or high alert. (15) We at Last Trumpet Ministries decided to try to verify all of this, and phone calls were made from our office to various agencies in New York on Friday afternoon, June 10th, 2005, including the New York City Police Department, the Mayor’s Press Office, FEMA, the Governor’s Press Office, and even Homeland Security. While some of the offices we contacted tried to be helpful to a certain extent, the Department of Homeland Security hung up on us when the tanks were mentioned. We finally contacted the New York State Office of Military and Naval affairs where an officer who is a trained armor officer looked at the pictures that we e-mailed him and identified the vehicles as a type used by the Marines, and he said that even though the guns were visible they were not loaded. He also said that this type of vehicle was used as a part of a law-enforcement program and were the type used at the Republican National Convention as a show of force against the terrorists.

The question that remains is how close are we to another planned terrorist incident and subsequent martial law? When will the other shoe drop? We are a nation that is in deep trouble in many ways, and one of the problems is that thousands of terrorists are already in this country along with the millions of illegal aliens. Here let it be noted that the Illuminati in the United States, which is the CFR or Council on Foreign Relations, has made a determination that the United States must be brought down to the status of a helpless interdependent segment of a new world order. A recent CNN News report entitled No Boundaries revealed the plan to open the border between the United States and Mexico and put the following headlines on the television screen for all to see: Common perimeter by 2010, North American Border Pass, Free Flow of Goods and People. (16)

National Bankruptcy and Foreclosure!

The Word of God predicts a great economic collapse in the last days and also tells us that war is the cause of it. In James 4:1-2 we read the following: “From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.” After reading about war in the last days, we go to the next chapter, which is chapter five, and read verses 1-3 as follows: “Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.”

The great collapse of our economic system is not far off! As of June 14th, 2005, our U.S. national debt was $7,800,726,149,157.59, which is nearly eight trillion dollars. (17) When I considered this vast figure, I immediately remembered from my astronomy training that light travels at a speed of approximately 186,000 miles per second. At that speed, light could travel around our world nearly eight times in one second. We use that amazing speed to calculate the vast distances of outer space by measuring how fast light would travel in one year; this is called a light-year. One light year is approximately 6 trillion miles, and our national debt is 8 trillion dollars, truly an astronomical figure. A nation is in terrible trouble when you can measure its debt in an analogy of light years. 

To further illustrate the severity of the national debt, try to picture an airplane propeller turning at a speed of 2,000 revolutions per minute or 2,000 rpms. If that propeller was running constantly and never shut down and you paid one dollar for every revolution, it would take 7,000 years to pay the debt, not counting the interest. The Illuminati conspirators are watching as our nation sinks into the economic demise that will force it into the new world order. We must also remember that such vast amounts of money as eight trillion dollars are nothing more than electronic impulses. You could never print or count such vast amounts. The new system will be electronic money in an antichrist beast system of control.

A World of Sin, Religion, and Insanity!

These last days before the return of our Saviour are days when every kind of evil spirit is manifesting. Blasphemy is everywhere and in high places especially, which is a sure sign of the end. Revelation 13:1 warns us that blasphemy is the very character of the antichrist beast as follows: “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” 

One example of such blasphemy is the recent gathering of the leaders of nations and religions around the body of a dead Pope. We know that the words “Holy Father” appear only once in the Scripture in John 17:11 and that those words are so sacred that Jesus used them referring only to the Almighty Heavenly Father. It sends shock waves through my soul to think that our President and many others referred to that corpse as “Holy Father.” This is blasphemy of the first magnitude!

In the State of Israel, the group of 71 men who call themselves the Sanhedrin have recently met once again for the purpose of putting the rebuilding of the great temple on the fast track. They have now called together a forum of architects and engineers to draw the final plans for a temple to replace the one that was destroyed in 70 A.D. According to Rabbi Hillel Weiss, “The Jewish people are being called upon to contribute toward the acquisition of materials for the purpose of rebuilding the Temple – including the gathering and preparation of prefabricated, disassembled portions to be stored and ready for rapid assembly, in the manner of King David.” (18) True Christians who understand the New Covenant of Jesus Christ understand that the Lord Jesus is the true temple. Acts 17:24 clearly says, “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.” Thus, the Almighty, who once had a temple for His people, now has his people for a temple! Satan, however, will try to play out his deception to convince people that a man-made temple is of God when it is really the domain of the antichrist.

It truly is a world gone mad! On June 3rd, 2005, a California trial court ordered Chad Wilson Keichler to reimburse three Hmong men for healing treatment they received after being in a brawl. Keichler was ordered to pay more than $6,000.00 to cover the cost of not only medical expenses, but also the cost of cows, pigs, and chickens that were slaughtered and sacrificed in Hmong “spirit-calling ceremonies.” (19)

In the June, 2005, issue of the Last Trumpet, I mentioned that certain Canadian hospitals were planning to remove Bibles from patients’ rooms, because they were said to be unsanitary and carriers of germs. Now the hospital leaders in Britain are meeting to discuss the removal of all Bibles from patients’ rooms in their hospitals on the grounds that they are “not only insensitive to other religions but also a health risk.” (20)

The attack against Christianity is constant! We know that our calendar and historical timeline is measured using the terms B.C., meaning before Christ, and A.D. or Anno Domini, meaning year of our Lord. Now the pressure is on almost everywhere to eliminate B.C. and A.D. and to use the letters B.C.E., meaning before common era, and C.E., meaning common era. This is happening in classrooms of schools and universities everywhere. (21) It is all an attempt to destroy any remnant of Christianity from public view.

While all of the above is going on, the proliferation of smut, sex, and filth is reaching a saturation point. Recently, pornographer Mark Kulkis was invited to a Presidential Republican fund-raiser and will be bringing his date, Mary Carey, a triple X porn star. It is a $2,500-a-plate dinner to be held at the Washington Convention Center. Kulkis said he will be representing the $10 billion porn industry as well as his own company at the fund raiser. Carl Forti, the communications director for the National Republican Congressional Committee, had this to say about Kulkis, the pornographer, and his triple X date coming to the event: “They’ve paid their money. No matter what they do, the money is going to go to help elect Republicans to the House.” (22) It was also pointed out that the buxom blond triple X porn star says that she is a Christian, who prays and reads her Bible every night, and she is excited about the possibility of speaking personally with Bush. (23)

Filth has come in like a flood and very little objection is ever raised. In Australia, students in the public schools as young as 14 are being asked to place themselves in an imaginary world dominated by homosexuals and lesbians. They were told in the classroom to visualize themselves being kissed by a member of the same sex. (24)

These are the days when people who should hang their heads in shame are being honored. At the Golden Globe Awards, actress Kristin Davis walked out on the red carpet holding onto actress Cynthia Nixon and said, “I’m pregnant with her baby.” (25) Randy Jones (a male), who sang at the Bush inaugural event said, “I was able to stand in front of more than 1,000 Republicans, speak of my husband of almost 21 years, Will Grega, and still have them waving their arms, and forming the letters of YMCA just like little kids.” (26) Even former Texas Governor Ann Richards bowed to the sodomites when she spoke at the Human Rights’ Campaign at New York City’s gala dinner when she said the following: “If y’all want to get married, it’s alright with me. I can’t say it’s worked too -----(profanity) well for those of us of the heterosexual persuasion.” (27)

How sick and depraved can a nation become? A company is now offering a service involving the installation of a remote camera on the inside of caskets so people can watch their loved ones after they are buried. The company has a website called “” (28) Truly our Lord is coming quickly!

The Last Generation and the Spirit of 666!

I truly believe that we are in the last generation, and I also believe that the Almighty has given us many signs to watch for. There are big signs and little signs, but they are everywhere. I have published this newsletter for 24 years, and even before the twin towers in New York City came down, I was warning people that the number 11 was rising to prominence in the occult because it is the sign of the witches’ age of Aquarius, the 11th sign of the zodiac. Then came 9-11-01 and the great tragedy which changed our nation forever. Since then, the number 11 is everywhere in the news. We even have a President, George W. Bush, who has eleven letters in his name. I also find it interesting that the word bush is found exactly 11 times in the whole Bible.

In the June, 2005, issue of the Last Trumpet, I explained why the American English alphabet is based on a series of sixes, as follows: A=6, B=12, C=18, D=24 and so on through the letter Z. We know that names and words are made of letters, and that the name of the beast has a number equivalent of those letters. This is verified in Revelation 13:17 which says, “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Clearly the name of the beast has a number equivalent, and that number is given to us in the very next verse as 666. As we look at this troubled nation, we see a society of 666 when we apply the American English alpha-numeric code as stated above. The following words all add up to 666: Illusion, insanity, Manhattan Beach, mortgaging, necromancy, New York, obituary, ocean front, optical disc, orientated, Parthenon, pensions, pentagons, Santa Claus, Scientism, sex changing, sorceries, spacecrafts, terminals, tornadoes, vaccination, vaticanism, wiretaps, witchery, witchcraft, Bush deviled, America deviled, Bush wars, dollar sign, armed women, and senators. These are all words that describe our society and events pertaining to this time of the end.

Signs of Impending Catastrophe!

As I look at the world around me, I become increasingly aware of the fact that this is indeed the last generation. The earth is polluted with sin, iniquity, and every kind of rebellion against Almighty God. Violence, drugs, sexual perversion, abortion, pornography, broken homes, fornication, adultery, and numerous other offenses against our Creator all invite the divine wrath of the Holy One. We have seen this divine wrath being poured out in merciful measures, which should cause people to fear, tremble, and repent, but spiritual conditions wax worse and worse, and people are both deceiving one another and being deceived.

Yes, this is the last generation, and just as we read in Luke, chapter 21, it is a generation of signs in the sun, moon, and stars. It is a generation of distress of nations with perplexity with the sea and the waves roaring. It is truly a generation in which men’s hearts are failing them for fear and of which the powers of heaven are being shaken. It is also most certainly the generation that shall see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory! This lust-driven, contrary, and untoward generation will soon face judgment day!

I have been watching the patterns of illuministic activity for many years since being converted out of the occult, and I have likewise watched the response of Almighty God to the activities of the bewitched, antichrist society. The great signs of judgment and divine wrath always hit this world on or around the witches’ sabats, and one great example of that is the tsunami that shook the world on December 26th, 2004, just after the witches’ sabat of Yule. This earthquake and resulting tsunami were so powerful that our planet has been changed forever. It has also proved to be the first falling domino in a chain reaction of events that have never ceased since that eventful day. In fact, the May 20th, 2005, edition of Science Magazine featured an article in which Dr. Roland Burgmann, professor of earth and planetary science at the University of California, Berkeley, stated, “The Earth is still ringing like a bell today, nearly six months after the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake.” (29) We know that a ringing and humming sound is being monitored by satellites orbiting our Earth, and it is the Earth itself that is literally pulsating. 

Scientists have also reported another amazing and shocking event. Our North Pole is missing and has been last seen heading toward Siberia. (30) It is not unusual for the magnetic North Pole to move somewhat, but it has moved drastically out of place and is no longer in Canada!

During the past several months, many more volcanoes have been waking up and erupting in anticipation of our Lord’s return. On April 17th, 2005, Mount Karthala on the main island of the Comoros archipelago in the Indian Ocean erupted. (31) On May 14th, 2005, an eruption of Mt. Mayon in the Philippines rattled that area. (32) On May 14th, 2005, it was the Cumbre Volcano in Ecuador that burst forth in a major eruption. (33) On June 2nd, 2005, Mexico’s Volcano of Fire, also known as the Colima Volcano, exploded into a massive eruption. (34) Another volcano in Mexico, the Fuego Volcano began to erupt on June 6th, 2005. (35) Scores of others are now rumbling all around the world and are getting ready to blow their tops!

We know that another great sign of the end of this present world is the increasingly large number of earthquakes as the earth groans and travails as a woman in travail. Scientists have now reported that a little known fault line runs under the city of Los Angeles and into its suburbs, and if it shifts it will likely kill at least 18,000 people. It is called the Puente Hills Fault and is expected to cause a magnitude 7 earthquake in that heavily populated area. (36)

This last generation is indeed an earthquake generation, and the earthquakes are happening in divers or various places just as predicted in Matthew 24:7. On June 8th, 2005, there was an earthquake in southern Alaska with a magnitude of 4.8. Another quake hit the Queen Charlotte Islands on June 9th, 2005, with a magnitude of 5.9. (37) Other quakes hit the following areas: eastern Turkey, June 6th, 2005, magnitude 5.7; Sumatra, June 8th, 2005, magnitude 6.3; Banda Aceh, Indonesia, May 31st, 2005, magnitude 5.6; Japan, May 27th, 2005, two quakes magnitudes 4.9 and 3.8; June 1st, 2005, Tokyo, Japan, three quakes in a row, magnitudes 4.2, 3.9, and 3.7. (38) On June 12th, 2005, a magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook Sakhalin, Russia, and the surrounding area. (39)

While writing this newsletter, other major quakes have been occurring. On June 14th, 2005, a major earthquake that shook northern Chile and parts of Peru sent screaming people into the streets and running for safety. It was a magnitude 7.9 quake. (40) On June 15th, 2005, a powerful earthquake jolted the ocean floor just off the coast of northern California. It was a 7.0 magnitude earthquake and set off tsunami warning sirens all along the west coast. Scientists stated that if the tectonic plates had moved a little differently there would have been a massive tsunami. (41)

In closing, we must remember the words of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ when He said in Matthew 24:33, “So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.”

It is my prayer that everyone who reads this newsletter will seek the Saviour before it is too late. We are here to help you, and please remember to send us your prayer requests. We take prayer seriously and will give your requests individual attention. I send my sincere thanks to all who help this end-time ministry in so many ways. May God bless you for your faithfulness. Grace and peace be unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

David J. Meyer


01. Staten Island Advance, May 17, 2005, by Paul Garwood, New York, NY.
02. Associated Press, Jun. 14, 2005, by Yehia Barzanji, Baghdad, Iraq.
03. Associated Press, May 25, 2005, by Jacob Silberberg, Baghdad, Iraq.
04. New York Daily News, May 30, 2005, by Thomas DeFrank, New York, NY.
05. Reuters News Service, May 28, 2005, Washington, D.C.
06. AFP News, Jun. 11, 2005, by Don Emmert, New York, NY.
07. USA Today, Jun. 10, 2005, by Dave Moniz, Gannett News Service.
08. AFP News, Jun. 13, 2005, Washington, D.C.
09. Ibid.
10. Uruknet News, Jun. 10, 2005, Baghdad, Iraq.
11. CBS News, Jun. 4, 2005, WBBM Radio, Chicago, IL.
12. Associated Press, Jun. 6, 2005, by Lee Jin-man, Seoul, South Korea.
13. New York Post, May 23, 2005, by Bridget Harrison, New York, NY.
14. Eyewitness Report, Jun. 8, 2005, New York, NY.
15. NYPD Official Website, Jun. 10, 2005, New York, NY.
16. CNN News, Jun. 9, 2005, CNN Network.
17. U.S. National Debt Clock, Jun. 14, 2005.
18. WorldNetDaily, Jun. 8, 2005,
19. Reuters News Service, Jun. 4, 2005, Los Angeles, CA.
20. AFP News, Jun. 4, 2005, London, England, UK.
21. Ames Iowa Tribune, Apr. 25, 2005, AP by Michael Gormley, Albany, NY.
22. WorldNetDaily, Jun. 14, 2005,
23. Ibid.
24. Daily Telegraph, Jun. 6, 2005, London, England, UK.
25. U.S. Weekly, Jan. 31, 2005.
26. The Village Voice, Feb. 1, 2005.
27. Human Rights Report, Feb. 5, 2005, New York, NY.
28., Jun. 10, 2005,
29. Reuters News Service, May 20, 2005.
30. Earthchanges TV, Jun. 13, 2005, by Mitch Battros.
31. AFP News, May 17, 2005, by Brahim Youssouf.
32. Associated Press, May 17, 2005, by Bullit Marquez.
33. Associated Press, May 17, 2005.
34. Reuters News Service, Jun. 2, 2005, by Eduardo Quiros.
35. AFP News, Jun. 7, 2005, by Hector Guerrero.
36. Reuters News Service, May 31, 2005, Los Angeles, CA.
37. U.S. Geological Survey, Jun. 10, 2005.
38. AFP News, Jun. 8, 2005, Ankara, Turkey.
39. U.S. Geological Survey, Jun. 13, 2005.
40. AFP News, Jun. 14, 2005, Santiago, Chile.
41. Associated Press, Jun. 15, 2005, by Josh Dubow.