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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Wednesday, April 30. 2014
It's about the new paganisms: The Rights of Aphrodite - W. E. Knickerbocker on C. S. Lewis & the New State Paganism.
When an anthropologist makes politically-incorrect discoveries, he gets into trouble but learns a lot about the anthropology of modern academia.
Napoleon Chagnon’s study of human nature in the Amazon—and the academy
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Our prolific friend has a new book, a novelette, out in Kindle.
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For Some, Caffeine Addiction Is Dangerous
Is breast truly best?
Probably doesn't matter much at all. Most Moms and babies like it, though
Whole Foods Quackery
G.K. Chesterton in 1000 Words
Short sex is pretty normal, it turns out
Half of human copulation takes 2 minutes or less. Quickies are efficient, but not so much fun for the gals.
Dalrymple: I will never complain again
Smith College tangled in knots re gender identity
Female Performance Artist Shocks the Art World By Staging Event That Doesn't Involve Her Vagina At All
New Poll Shows America Is More Racist Than Ever
Climate Models Behaving Badly
When does reality ever comply with models?
Average Retirement Age In America Hits Record High
That's a good thing. Work keeps people young and engaged.
Never too late to learn: McGovernite Rides Mobius Loop
Who’d a-thunk it? The USPS used its coercive monopoly power to squash the digital mail startup Outbox?
A Walmart Fortune, Spreading Charter Schools
The NY Times seems to feel that is a bad thing, but they use private schools for their kids and thus have choice
KEYSTONE PROTESTER: Our People Are Willing to Die to Stop Pipeline
Good grief. Why not just protest to close the pipeline that heats your house?
Trigger Warnings trigger me
Professors decry Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’ as racist, demand a less ‘offensive’ remake
To eat his waffle? Many Americans may be uninterested in geopolitics, but the world doesn't feel the same. It's the big game.
Obama Is Right on Clemency for Non-Violent Drug Offenders - Conservatives have no good reason to caterwaul this time
Clemency is one thing, but if the laws are dumb, change the laws
Sharyl Attkisson: Obama White House Directed Incorrect Benghazi Narrative
Dem congressman: Let’s face it, pretty much all criticism of Obama is racist
The Persistent Survival of Anti-Semitism
Tuesday, April 29. 2014
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It's the new, new model of mass production, by-the-book medicine, and it ain't good: Why I work at the fringe.
I admire her (youthful?) idealism.
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"Conrad Martens, an official artist on the second voyage, did this drawing of the Beagle laid ashore at the mouth of the river Santa Cruz in Southern Argentina. When repairs to the hull were necessary after the ship had struck a rock, the ship was beached and the work was performed between high tides." Image courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
The story of HMS Beagle (1820-1870) - an ordinary ship. Not about Darwin, about the life of a 19th C. ship.
Velleity (n): a wish or inclination not strong enough to lead to action. "the notion intrigued me, but remained a velleity"
Could we live longer by eating less?
Probably, but how long do you want to live?
What the Heck Do I Do with Dandelion Greens? These weedy pests should be on your next dinner plate
5 of the Biggest Myths About Pain
UK centre to shoot for nuclear fusion record
Let’s Kill the Media’s Stereotype of ‘Incompetent Dads’
Crazy in Colorado, or are male philosophy profs really sexist pigs?
Making cost-benefit college choices - Students should use
‘Man Up,’ ‘Don’t Be A Pussy’ Labeled Offensive Language at Duke University
"I guess I'm a racist" So What?
‘Check your donor lists’: Paul Begala advises conservatives not to defend Donald Sterling; Instapundit leads schooling
Best comment there: "It would be nice to know if there was something global warming and CO2 weren’t the root cause of."
Why does Minneapolis hate America?
A Doctor's Declaration of Independence - It's time to defy health-care mandates issued by bureaucrats not in the healing profession:
Clinton Library's Doc Dump Reveals CRA Fueled Subprime Bubble
George Will: 'Global Warming is Socialism by the Back Door'
David Horowitz: Who Are Our Adversaries? Conservatives must wake up to the true nature of the people many still call “liberals.”
Memo To Dr. Yellen: Don’t Look Now But The Wealth Effect Is OverStraight talk about gay Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio
The Good News about Racism in America
Monday, April 28. 2014
A few points: not all psychopaths (sociopaths) have been in jail and not all are glib and charming. Do they target people? Yes. Does Psychiatry have anything to offer them? No.
The EPA Is Going to Regulate Wood-Burning Fireplaces Out of Existence
That is not from The Onion. Wood stoves and furnaces, and charcoal grills too. These bureaucrats are crazy and drunk with power.
"Everything that is not banned should be mandatory." Your moral and intellectual superiors say so. It's all for the best, for the greater good. Trust them.
Yom HaShoah Visions Of Horror: When Eisenhower, Bradley and Patton Liberated Ohrdruf Concentration Camp
Wayne LaPierre: "‘Gun Rights Have Become a Metaphor for Something Larger"
Car of the future: Introducing the Envia Discord 2015
NY teen entrepreneur taps maple syrup profits
Connecticut Dems Sponsor Bill to Ban Whole And 2% Milk in Day Care Centers
Idiots. Kids need whole milk. Brain development needs those fats.
Scammer plaintiffs? Idiot jury? Nosebleeds?
Cape Wind's unlucky 13 years
Windmills, etc.: Microwaves of the Desert; Cuisinarts of the Sky
Partners in Ethanol Crime - The corn-fuel mandate has been an invitation to mass fraud.
It’s Official: At Dartmouth, The Word ‘Fiesta’ Is Racist And White People Can’t Use It
What about siesta? Taco?
University of Hawaii (Hilo): Our students are easily intimidated, need to be protected from people handing out literature
UNC fake-classes whistleblower resigns after meeting with Carol Folt
EMT Instructor Deemed Insufficiently ‘Sensitive to Diversity’ Vindicated
Oligarchy in the Twenty-First Century - Column: Think rich conservatives rule the world? Think again.
The vast majority of the mega-rich in the US are Dem supporters
Obamacare deals blow to one-doctor medicine
Top climate expert's sensational claim of government meddling in crucial UN report
How Michael Lewis is hurting, not helping, the stock market
Sunday, April 27. 2014
I'd try any of them, but there's still nothing better than a fat 2" Costco ribeye coated generously with salt and pepper and thrown on a hot iron skillet with some butter. No need to crank up the charcoal. Crusty on the outside, blood-red in the center.
Mashed taters and some garlic spinach on the side (lightly brown garlic in plenty of olive oil, then pile on a mountain of spinach and cover, let it wilt in its own steam, and stir a bit with salt)
In reading the piece, I had to look up sous-vide cooking. I do not like the sound of it.
Two scathing reviews by scholars working with the IPCC show why the organization is hopelessly corrupted by politics
Is there anything that is run by the UN which is not corrupt? Story at Watts
After the Eastern Box Turtle, the Wood Turtle, clemmys insculpta, is my favorite. Nowadays, it is a treat to see one, since they are threatened or endangered over most of their range, which is the Northeast, south to Virginia and west to Iowa and Michigan.
Illegal collection of these handsome turtles has been a big problem, and dogs can easily kill them by crunching their shell.
I have usually seen them in moderately-sloped small streams with deep pools, but occasionally the pup has located them in the Spring, rambling in wet fields or moist woods, not too far from a stream. He is trained to leave turtles alone: the shock collar did that. He thinks turtles are electric.
When I was a kid, I picked one up and he ate my nectarine out of my hand. Sniffed it first, then went for a big bite. Cute. Then I put him back down after he pretty much ate the whole thing.
Photo is from this Wisconsin Wood Turtle site.
However, the show spent all of maybe 20 seconds discussing Sterling with Dem. Senator Clarie McCaskill before she shifted the discussion to a bill she is working on. I wonder why?
Oh, here it is! Sterling has a 100% track record of Democratic donations.
In addition, Sterling has another honor
Personally, I thought Doc Rivers' son, Jeremiah, had the best response.
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