We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
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Saturday, June 12. 2021
Image: An old Dylan poster
'I was completely inside': Lobster diver swallowed by humpback whale off Provincetown
Did you know apple pie is racist?
Thought Police Goes After Bird Names
For the first time during the pandemic, U.S. positivity rate drops below 2%
Why the Left Has to Lie About American History
Why the Early Progressives Rejected American Founding Principles
YouTube suspends Ron Johnson from uploading videos for seven days over hydroxychloroquine claims. YouTube removed video Friday, citing its 'medical misinformation' policy
The Media Didn’t ‘Get It Wrong’ On Lafayette Park, They Lied To America — And They’re Still Lying
The IRS Is A Criminal Enterprise In Service Of The Progressive Cause
On A Remote Stretch Of Texas Borderland, The Whole World Is Crossing The Rio Grande
Friday, June 11. 2021
The delicious and refreshing Watermelons of today have their origins in southern Africa.
The large varieties do not work well in the northern US due to their needs for a lengthy growing season, but you can grow the smaller versions. I prefer the store-bought versions.
Something good: Watermelon and Goat Cheese (or Feta) Salad
Posted by The News Junkie in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 14:19 | Comments (5) | Trackbacks (0)
Life With a Star. The 1949 Czech film ‘Distant Journey’ was one of the first movies to dramatize the Shoah. Banned for decades and recently restored, its depiction of Nazi horrors is still one of the most striking.
One Man’s Amazing Journey to the Center of the Bowling Ball. Mo Pinel spent a career reshaping the ball’s inner core to harness the power of physics. He revolutionized the sport—and spared no critics along the way.
The New Clerisy - Faith in science is an oxymoron.
Yoga Instructor and “Body Activist” Jessamyn Stanley Says White Supremacy has Polluted Yoga
The IRS and Propublica:
Waking up from wokeness - On America’s “First Great Awokening.”
Critical Race Theory and Common Sense
This Isn’t Your Father’s Left-Wing Revolution. Today’s revolutionaries aren’t fighting “the Man”—they are “the Man.”
Canada: They're Coming for Your Children
Trump Was Right: Study Shows Hydroxychloroquine Boosted Ventilated COVID Patients' Survival by 200%
Biden's Border Crisis Now at Worst Level in DHS History. CBP encountered 180,034 persons attempting entry in May
Half of the pandemic's unemployment money may have been stolen
Journalists Against Truth
MEDIA TALE ABOUT CLEARING OF LAFAYETTE PARK COLLAPSES
America’s Overdue to Unfriend Mark Zuckerberg
Radio Free America – Rush’s Legacy
China Increasing Military Capability at 'Serious and Sustained Rate,' Top U.S. General Says
The Abraham Accords Passed Their First Big Test. When war broke out in Gaza, Arab countries chose rapprochement with Israel over solidarity with Palestinians.
I Worked on the Abraham Accords. It's Time to Free the Palestinians from Hamas—and Iran
Thursday, June 10. 2021
Posted by Bird Dog in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 18:12 | Comments (4) | Trackbacks (0)
Numbers are good tools, but some things are computationally reducible, and some not. Most interesting thing I've read recently. I had to read it three times to get the gist of it.
Posted by The Barrister in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 14:49 | Comments (6) | Trackbacks (0)
The Next Entrepreneurial Revolution. The pandemic’s economic destruction has also created new winners
Dr. Fauci's Preposterous Lie: "Attacks On Me Are Attacks On Science"
Beijing’s useful idiots. Science journals have encouraged and enforced a false Covid narrative
The Keystone Pipeline Is Dead, Killing Thousands Of Jobs In America And Canada…
Following Clarence Thomas’ Lead, Ohio AG Files Lawsuit To Classify Google As ‘Common Carrier’ Or ‘Public Utility’
ProPublica: We're publishing the illegally leaked tax returns of the wealthiest Americans because ...
MSNBC Analyst and NY Times Editor Mara Gay: The Sight of American Flags is “DISTURBING
I think this is an honest revelation: American flags really do disturb Mara Gay.
Baltimore Tea Party? Businesses Refuse to Pay Taxes as Public Safety Crashes
Wednesday, June 9. 2021
There are several reasons, but for me time efficiency comes first. Second, it's more natural in life for different muscle groups to work together.
No single exercise counts as a full body strength workout, but the deadlift comes closest to that.
His report is that in a couple of days they caught about 70 Brookies, from fingerlings up to full-size (10-12").
Wiki has a good entry on Brook Trout
A job-seeking site emailed me about a "Caucasian-American woman" who might be a candidate for a position we are looking to fill.
That is the first time I have seen that phrase. Why is it relevant?
The Future Of Energy: One Of These Things Is Not Real
College: What's in store for your sons
The Totalitarian Threat of Critical Race Theory Rears Its Ugly Head
Conservative think tank creates 'A to Z guide' for stopping critical race theory in schools
Andrew Sullivan: Woke ideology and 'pious pabulum' go hand in hand
Biden's illegal immigration highest in 15 years -- with four months left to go; ALSO: Harris steps into her own "perjury trap"
Israeli ambassador: Hamas was using Associated Press building to jam Iron Dome technology
Tuesday, June 8. 2021
Posted by The Barrister in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 16:23 | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
I am not familiar with either.
Posted by Bird Dog in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 13:17 | Comment (1) | Trackbacks (0)
More evidence the COVID-19 panic was just that: an unwarranted panic
Liberals' Bizarre Fear Of An Unmasked Nation
State authorizes ‘joints for jabs’ vaccine promotions
‘Diversity Training’ Continues Its Kudzu-like Growth
Since 2018 US Border Patrol has encountered about 5% of Honduras' entire population
Guatemala President Blames Biden For Border Crisis, Kamala Harris Deflects, Blaming Climate Change
Monday, June 7. 2021
In tribal societies, everybody is, by necessity, connected but most Western people do not live that way now. Still, humans are social creatures. Humans also need support systems.
I once wrote a post about thinking about concentric social circles, from intimate confidantes to casual social aquaintances to work colleagues. It was a good post, but I can not find it.
Scott Adams did a brief chat about how to make friends, at the 42-minute point.
Many people could use such advice. He hints that one thing to do is to join groups, and he is right about that. You also need to have something positive, pleasant, fun, or interesting to bring to the table. Having things in common helps a lot. Alas, some people are just not very likeable, and that is a handicap.
I know people who still have friends from grammar school, high school, and college. Lifetime friends are a blessing.
Powerline: D-Day (Dec 6, 1944) at 77
Archive Video Of The D-Day Normandy Landings
The Committee to Support and Defend is committed to providing a voice to retired servicemen and women who seek to continue fulfilling their oath to support and defend the US Constitution. Please join me in showing solidarity to support constitutional values by signing this letter. LTC. Allen West (Ret.)
Last surviving Allied soldier involved in the liberation of Auschwitz dies at 98: He flattened the fence around the notorious camp with his tank in 1945
Was mask-wearing pointless, after all? Fauci must be forced to answer
Birds are racist
Bill Maher on the college scam (video)
Twitter declares access to its platform a 'human right' amid censorship of conservatives
A battle over the future of truth in news: Goodwin
Is Academic Freedom a Casualty of the Gaza War?
Don't Get Discouraged About The Preposterous Plans To Eliminate Fossil Fuels
Looks Like Trump Was Right About Fauci After All
No, Critical Race Theory Isn’t a New Civil Rights Movement. (Just the Opposite)
Veterans must come together to combat Critical Race Theory
New York Psychiatrist Hates White People
In order to quiet things down in the Twin Cities, we should probably suspend all law enforcement activity. Just to be on the safe side.
Sunday, June 6. 2021
I like to grow them in high pots so they can spill over. They want to be vines, not upright plants.
Sure, they are colorful but the main thing is that both their peppery leaves and flowers can be thrown into a salad.
What are Crows saying?
Right or wrong, family structures matter.
Posted by Dr. Joy Bliss in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 14:10 | Comments (3) | Trackbacks (0)
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
4:13 But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture--"I believed, and so I spoke" --we also believe, and so we speak,
4:14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence.
4:15 Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
4:16 So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day.
4:17 For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure,
4:18 because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.
5:1 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
Saturday, June 5. 2021
Last I heard, Spanish is from Spain. She is correct about one thing: Spain did colonize the New World. Portugal too. Might be more correct to eliminate Spanish, and Portuguese too.
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