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.
between 1 million and 2 million Europeans came to the New World between
1500 and 1800; by contrast, over 8 million Africans came via the slave
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I pity the poor male Marines who were in those units. The article has a photo of a female Marine with an 81 mm mortar. Think she carried that thing - 91 lbs all together - or the ammo out to the field?
I wonder if 7 Marines just got fed up with carrying other people's load as well as their own and snapped.
It's funny - I recently queried someone regarding climate change and the current approach. I asked why, if we can put a man on the moon, we don't look for ways to work with climate change rather than against it. I likened it to the constant pushing of a rock up a hill. Crickets.
The climate is constantly changing. What we are seeing is "normal" and in fact pretty moderate by any historical standard. We didn't cause it to change and we cannot prevent it from changing. The real goal of the warmies is to enrich themselves at the public trough AND perhaps even more importantly to change the predominant economic system of the West from democracy/capitalism to socialism/communism. It will go down in history as the worlds greatest/biggest scam.