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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Friday, May 31. 2013
American schools are designed for scholars, and gals. The average guy just does not like to do as he is told, especially by a female. Furthermore, many guys like manual work. It feels good.
Smart guy, and a stunningly-clear speaker. It's time to add Wood to the Maggie's pantheon of pundits.
This helps me understand why my friend's daughter quit Bowdoin after her first semester. I think she felt that the college culture there was sick and insane.
The link to the interview is here. It's worth the time.
Regardless of politics, you have to like this regular, red-blooded, common-sensical guy: George W. Bush Bikes With Injured Vets, Reflects On White House Decisions, Life After The Presidency.
Where's the normal political narcissism? Seems absent in him.
After Careful Deliberation, Baby Goes With Homosexuality
How's that sexual revolution working out for you? If you’re
Man dies after being attacked by beaver
Not from Monty Python
"I thought to myself, “Oh, that sounds like a fun story.” So I just started writing. I started at noon and I was done by 1pm"
Michelle Obama to Elite Donors: Republicans Are Going After Your Food Stamps
Total White House Visits By Former IRS Head Shulman Now at 157 and Climbing
More Deserts to Bloom, This Time in Israel
Intuition and common sense tell us that college should be harder than high school, But a funny thing has happened on our way to the perfectly equal society in which everybody has a college degree.
And it begins - cloning a Woolly Mammoth
Just in time for Global Cooling. Can't wait to hunt one.
California Dems for a Feudal California
Let's ban energy exports to California, for their own good
Greedy, selfish SOBS
Florida: Illegal Immigrant Mother of Seven Given Food Stamps, Meds, Housing, and Social Security – For 20 Years
Everything free in America
NBC News Chooses “Israel-bashing” President
Thursday, May 30. 2013
No bourgeois values there. Pure hedonism.
Musical theater is great entertainment even with vapid plots. A Sondheim aria:
As you know, Eton College is not a university. It's a private (what they term "public" in the UK) prep school. High school. Eton is right to keep girls out of there. Girls are a fatal distraction to lads during the intense learning years, and vice-versa.
Basically, they are looking for IQ, curiosity, and capacity for the life of the mind because they will want to push you beyond your limits if they accept you.
Prof. John Taylor discusses economic policy in a sane and sober manner. He is not Krugman. An excellent education in basic economic policy.
Get Ready, Suckers… You’re Going to Lose Your Health Insurance
California Bullet Train on Track for Blue Disaster
No IRS Special Prosecutor - Indictments are less important than political accountability.
CONGRATULATIONS, ILLINOIS! 15.7 Percent of State Population Now on Food Stamps!
Whistleblower Exclusive: The Benghazi cover-up is the proxy battle with the war
Wednesday, May 29. 2013
Maxed Out on Everest - How to fix the mess at the top of the world
Today, our treatments for Bipolar Disorder (aka Manic-Depression) are pretty good. Our treatments for the group of Schizophrenias are not very good. We can often remove acute symptoms but can not help people function at a normal level. They are mis-wired.
Efforts to help the seriously-ill, in hospitals, hospices, was termed "Moral Treatment." The asylum approach was largely undone with the deinstitutionalization movement under JFK. Thus bag ladies.
Here's a summary: A New Moral Treatment - Humane institutionalization can help the mentally ill and protect society. He might be right. I am not sure.
Gather 'round, friends, and let me tell you of the most wonderful, relaxing three months I've ever spent in my life.
It was at beautiful Camp Elmwood.
Ah, friends, therein lies the mystery.
Continue reading "Beautiful Camp Elmwood"
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It's almost funny: Rise of al-Qaida Sahara terrorist
"The Hillington Phallus is a very popular exhibit at Lynn Museum.”
Friedman: How to Get a Job
Dear Grads, Don't 'Do What You Love'
How the Press Came To Love Obama More Than Itself
100,000 Christians die for faith every year: Vatican
Tuesday, May 28. 2013
I have no answers. It's discussed here: Kaitlyn Hunt and the Romeo and Juliet problem.
Sounds like a lot of fun.
I thought the American campi were pushing hard for abundant and indiscriminate sexual experimentation and promiscuity. How can that animalistic utopia (aka "zoo", aka "monkey cage") come to pass if the Feds are trying to make every potentially-romantic encounter a crime?
I am confused.
Here are the new campus rules: Rape is illegal, a felony. That's a non-issue and a non-campus issue. But if she or he likes you, and wants to come to your dorm room for sexual fun, it's not harassment. It she or he doesn't like you, it's harassment. If he or she wants you at first, while half-drunk, but changes her mind, you're in big trouble. It's always safest to keep romance "50 miles from the flagpole," as they used to say. However, the primal urges of the young can not be suppressed, even by campus Thought Police and the Federal government.
My thought was to only link to Rolls Royce dealerships, realtors for large estates and high-quality diamond necklace merchants. If it only makes one sale a year, I'll be set!
Anyways, just thought I'd toss out a quick update. Got some interesting posts coming up this week, starting with...
I'm not one of those.
Similarly, I could give a hoot about a company's politics, as long as it has the program or web page or info I'm looking for.
Google is a perfect example of this. Politically, it's firmly in the liberal camp, but some of its programs are so good there's not even a second place.
Update: One of Google's main liberal offenses, not displaying a custom 'doodle' on their page on Memorial Day, has finally been resolved (see 'This day in history' post, below) and when a company displays such a magnificent tribute to our fallen soldiers as they did yesterday, well, I'd say all is forgiven.
Here's a roundup of the Google programs I use:
Given that there are currently something like 18.7 billion web sites out there, there are a handful of tricks you can employ to narrow down the search:
— Putting the searched-for item in quotes tells Google to only display pages with that exact phrase.
— Putting a plus sign directly in front of a word (no space between) tells Google that the word has to actually be on the web page, not just part of some 10,000-word keyword file.
— Putting a minus sign directly in front of a keyword will not display any page with that word on it. This is a particularly effective trick as you 'minus out' all of the web sites popping up with a different theme or subject than the one you're interested in.
— If you know which site the item you're looking for is on, use this format:
site:www.domain.com keyword keyword
But that's in great part because of...
Continue reading "Doc's Computin' Tips: Google programs intro, tips & tricks"
I'm with the birds on this one. We want beaches for people and dogs, and beaches for wildlife. Separate but equal.
Now The Gibson Guitar Raids Make Sense
The Apple Tax Diversion - Senators beat up a U.S. success for following the tax laws
The Obamacare Insurance Exchange Train Is Already Coming Off The Rails
The Obama admin is a symptom, not the problem - The GOP is missing the boat on the IRS scandal
Reynolds: A revolution in the works?
Muslims in the UK: MESSAGE UNHEARD
Have the climate sceptics really won?
To the Horror of Global Warming Alarmists, Global Cooling Is Here
Just in time to save the earth from human insanity
Obamacare's true purpose
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