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.
What I wonder is what that would mean for all the folks who come here legally, with Green Cards, etc.? Part-Time Pundit has a Guard the Borders Blogburst.
From the Brussels Journal, another obituary for Old Europe:
Europe’s current problems are entirely self-inflicted. This does not mean, however, that the result will be less catastrophic. By subverting the roots of its own Judeo-Christian culture – a process that started with the French Enlightenment (as opposed to the Scottish Enlightenment, which was not anti-religious) – a religious and cultural vacuum was created at the heart of European civilization. The collapse of faith in its own values has, not surprisingly, led to a demographic collapse because a civilization that no longer believes in its own future also rejects procreation. Today, a new religion and culture is supplanting the old one. There is little one can do about it, but hope for a miracle.
Image: I just love the sugar-free concept. You buy two jelly doughnuts and a sugar-free coffee, and think you are being healthy.
A coworker of mine was taking the trash out for his wife around 11 pm one night when the broken glass she had tossed in it sliced his calf and was just stopped by the bone. "I'll be damned if I'll go all the way to the ER and wait for hours on a work night" he said (he has health insurance, so no financial motives involved). He cleaned the wound, taped it shut with duct tape. Healed without infection and barely a scar.
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