Before yours truly gets into Benders, he would like to get into: Apps4All

To start it off, let me establish a little backround.

In one sense, the finest version of Windows which Microsoft ever created was and is: Windows 3.11.

Each part of it runs independently, without going through a "Registry," and thus is very stable. The Windows 3.11 program can be loaded into computers with a few 3-1/2" diskettes with under 7 MB of "windows" files and under 20 MB "system" files.....with no .cab files at all and no files over 1.3MB -- well within the capacity of each diskette.

Being DOS 6.22-compatible, the beauty of Win 3.11 is that a "windows" (or whatever) directory can be created on the black DOS screen by typing in: md windows after the C:\> prompt, and then typing in: \cd windows to get into that "windows" directory after which a "system" directory can be created by typing in: system after the C:\WINDOWS> directory prompt.

All the "windows" files can be loaded into the: C:\WINDOWS> directory, all the "system" files can be loaded into the: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM> directory, and then after rebooting the computer, typing: win after the C:\WINDOWS> prompt, Windows 3.11 can be launched and run -- with no OEM numbers required, and no previous special ordering of file input or loadup necessary (as is not the case with Windows 95, 98 (which will not load "Windows Media Player 9"), 98SE, ME, and XP.....all of which must be loaded sequentially from a CD ROM). Windows 3.0 cannot not do much in terms of useful utilities, except the utility "Write" as a word-processing tool.

But Windows 3.11 can run a whole bunch of useful-software App programs (indicated by items starred with "*" below), some of which are listed below, which are also easily launched and run in Windows 95, Windows 98, especially Windows 98SE, plus Windows ME and even Windows XP.

Of course, most newer programs (involving driver files for USB flash drives) presently require at least the Windows 98 (and preferably Windows 98SE) graphical environment to launch and run in. And the disadvantage of no-flashdrives-possible Windows 3.11 not having a photo-backround desktop with the desktop icons is eliminated with Windows 95 and newer operating systems from Microsoft.

Even though driver files for sound cards, flash drives, PCI cards, video cards, etc. have to be searched for and downloaded off the internet (or from a CD ROM containing them) for Windows 98SE, its File Manager utility (missing in XP) and capacity to "Restart Computer in DOS Mode" (which both Windows ME and Scandisk-less Windows XP cannot do) makes Windows 98SE the simplest and most preferable OS available for low-processor-speed and low-hard-drive-capacity computers (being that Windows 98SE requires only 16 MB RAM and less than 300 MB hard drive to load, launch, and run).

Now for the Apps:

(1) Belarc Advisor, version 7.1h (extensively shows internal ID and capacities of the computer)
*(2) Microsoft Works, version 2.0a (a less-than 1MB word-processing spreadsheet program)
*(3) Graphics VP Deluxe, by Mike Skibeness, version 3.5 (photo resizing & gallery/slide-show program)
*(4) Xing MPEG Player, from Xian Technology Corp, version 1.3 (plays .mpg movie clips)
*(5) Alge-Blaster Plus, by Davidson & Associates Inc (various-levels Algebra program)
*(6) Checkers, by Gil Dodgen, version 1.1 (an no-internet-needed interactive checkers-game program)
*(7) Elements, by Brian Gries, version 2.1 (a no-internet-needed interactive Periodic-Chart-of-Elements program)
(8) Screenhunger 4.0 Free, by Wisdom Software Inc (a screen-capture program)
*(9) E-M Calculator, by A. Hallahan (a non-internet-need scientific calculator)
(10) IrfanView32, by Skiljan Irfan (a movie-player and slideshow program)
*(11) FileSEARCH, by Candlelight Software (probably the fastest file search program in existence)
(12) Wise Registry Cleaner 2, version 2.96, by (even works with Windows 95)
(13) Cleanup!, version 4.10.1998m by Steven R Gould (great for eliminating ALL cookies and spyware)
(14) Bible Library 4.0b, by Ellis Enterprises (both KJV and ASV Bible-verses search)
*(15) Online Bible, version 2.00, by Timnathserah Inc and Larry Pierce (contains many translation for search)
(16) Online Bible, version 7.00-c/WIN32, by Timnathserah (more translations program launchable from flashdrive)
*(17) WinZip, version 6.3 (5R-1), by Niko Mak Computing Inc (unzips files)
(18) Flash Player Pro V4.4, by

Now, Benders:

There are four natural entities which can be bent or moved, amidst the ying and the yang, the positive and the negative, the push and the pull, the forward and the backward:

1. fire
2. water
3. earth
4. air

There have been actual historically-recorded manifestations of the bending, or moving, of all four.

The bender in each case was a human male who did not have a cuneiform-hierglypyic tattoo on his forehead, and there is absolutely no indication that he performed graceful or menacing Tai-Chi dance movements previous to or concurrent with the bending. Also, some of the bending involving bending more than one (of the four entities listed above) at the same time. A supposed and allegedly-mortal "moon spirit" was not involved, nor were submerged goldfish swimming around in an underground-lake cavern.

Exodus 14:5 The LORD said to Moses, "Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward.
16 Lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go on dry ground through the sea.
21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
22 And the people of Israel went into the midst of the sea on dry ground, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
23 The Egyptians pursued, and went in after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
24 And in the morning watch the LORD in the pillar of fire and of cloud looked down upon the host of the Egyptians, and discomfited the host of the Egyptians,
25 clogging their chariot wheels so that they drove heavily; and the Egyptians said, "Let us flee from before Israel; for the LORD fights for them against the Egyptians."
26 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the water may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen."
27 So Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its wonted flow when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled into it, and the LORD routed the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
28 The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen and all the host of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea; not so much as one of them remained.


Joshua 3:14 So, when the people set out from their tents, to pass over the Jordan with the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people,
15 and when those who bore the ark had come to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests bearing the ark were dipped in the brink of the water (the Jordan overflows all its banks throughout the time of harvest),
16 the waters coming down from above stood and rose up in a heap far off, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan, and those flowing down toward the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were wholly cut off; and the people passed over opposite Jericho.
17 And while all Israel were passing over on dry ground, the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan, until all the nation finished passing over the Jordan.


Joshua 10:10 And the LORD threw them into a panic before Israel, who slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them by the way of the ascent of Bethhoron, and smote them as far as Azekah and Makkedah.
11 And as they fled before Israel, while they were going down the ascent of Bethhoron, the LORD threw down great stones from heaven upon them as far as Azekah, and they died; there were more who died because of the hailstones than the men of Israel killed with the sword.
12 Then spoke Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD gave the Amorites over to the men of Israel; and he said in the sight of Israel, "Sun, stand thou still at Gibeon, and thou Moon in the valley of Aijalon."
13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the nation took vengeance on their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jashar? The sun stayed in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.
14 There has been no day like it before or since, when the LORD hearkened to the voice of a man; for the LORD fought for Israel.


Judges 6:21 Then the angel of the LORD reached out the tip of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the meat and the unleavened cakes; and there sprang up fire from the rock and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and the angel of the LORD vanished from his sight.


Second Kings 1:9 Then the king sent to him a captain of fifty men with his fifty. He went up to Elijah, who was sitting on the top of a hill, and said to him, "O man of God, the king says, 'Come down.'"
10 But Elijah answered the captain of fifty, "If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty." Then fire came down from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
11 Again the king sent to him another captain of fifty men with his fifty. And he went up and said to him, "O man of God, this is the king's order, 'Come down quickly!'"
12 But Elijah answered them, "If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty." Then the fire of God came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.
13 Again the king sent the captain of a third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Elijah, and entreated him, "Oh man of God, I beg you, let my life, and the life of these fifty servants of yours, be precious in your sight.
14 Wow, fire came down from heaven, and consumed the two former captains of fifty men with their fifties; but now let my life be precious in your sight."
15 Then the angel of the LORD said to Elijah, "Go down with him; do not be afraid of him." So he arose and went down with him to the king,
16 and said to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Because you have sent messengers to inquire of Baalzebub, the god of Ekron, --is it because there is no God in Israel to inquire of his word? -- therefore you shall not come down from the bed to which you have gone, but you shall surely die.'"
17 So he died according to the word of the LORD which Elijah had spoken. Jehoram, his brother, became king in his stead in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, because Ahaziah had no son.


Matthew 14:23 And after [Jesus] had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone,
24 but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.
26 But when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear.
27 But immediately He spoke to them, saying, "Take heart, it is I; have no fear."
28 And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is You, bid me come to You on the water."
29 He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus;
30 but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me."
31 Jesus immediately reached out His hand and caught him, saying to him, "Oh man of little faith, why did you doubt?"
32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
33 And those in the boat worshiped Him, saying, "Truly You are the Son of God."

Mark 4:37 And a great storm of wind arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, do you not care if we perish?"
39 And He awoke and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm [better than Yoda or Luke raising their forcefingers from a distance to lift the partially-submerged starshpi out of the planetary swamp!].
40 He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?"
41 And they were filled with awe, and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey Him?"