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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Tuesday, October 31. 2017
Is Halloween a Christian Holiday? Halloween is actually deeply rooted in the Christian tradition.
Duh. Plus some pagan elements, same as Christmas
Mark Twain had one goal: To make money
A Pill to Make Exercise Obsolete. What if a drug could give you all the benefits of a workout?
Too easy, and no cardio exertion
Turns out it's less dangerous than coffee
Average global IQ = 86
Sometime in the next 40 years, robots are going to take your job.
Buzzfeed Crew Shocked To Learn They Have Low Testosterone Levels
Reed College professor calls on faculty not to “stay silent about this extremist moment on campuses”
Transgender Candidate Targets Kindergartens, GOP Legislator
Why Do American Jews Idealize Soviet Communism? Perpetuating the romance of the Bolshevik regime, whose ‘good intentions’ cannot mask the horrors imposed in its name
I think I missed those "good intentions"
NY Times: The Economy Can’t Grow Without Free Birth Control For Women Or Something
The Iconoclasts Come For George Washington. By removing its historic memorials to George Washington and Robert E. Lee, Christ Church is yielding to the relentless logic of identity politics.
It’s Come To This: Activist Group’s Virginia Ad Shows Republican Trying To Run Down Minority Children
Gregg Jarrett: Still no evidence of Trump-Russia 'collusion' - but Hillary is a different matter
'The walls are closing in,' said one senior Republican in close contact with top staffers who spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak candidly. 'Everyone is freaking out.'"
UK Labour Leader to Snub Netanyahu, London Balfour Celebration
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Automation, which is the old fashioned term for robot, did take your farming job. By the 1950s, a 10-yr old on a tractor could do the work of 20 men working in 1920.
"No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money."
- Dr Samuel Johnson
"A Pill to Make Exercise Obsolete. What if a drug could give you all the benefits of a workout?"
A pill can't take me for a good long walk every day like my dog does.
wait until the liberals are done banning cars and nationilising public transport and healthcare. You'll have to walk to the pharmacy and back for your dose of medicine.
"Good intentions"--well, isn't it a good idea to force other people to share their stuff? It's a lot more fun than sharing our own stuff.
I'm reminded of a friend who once said there were only two kinds of money: yours and mine.
Your money can be taxed away on any number of cockamamie government programmes, especially if they benefit me.
My money is inviolate and is mine to do with as I wish.
Coming out of Aldie's yesterday I saw and heard a brief encounter between two aggressive poll takers and an elderly woman. The question was about tax reform, and the elderly woman basically shouted over her shoulder as she walked by them telling them to take it from those that have it. Once again, take someones money and not mine.
"UK Labour Leader to Snub Netanyahu, London Balfour Celebration"
Corbyn epitomizes the shrivelled smallness of modern British Labour.
"The Iconoclasts Come For George Washington. By removing its historic memorials to George Washington and Robert E. Lee, Christ Church is yielding to the relentless logic of identity politics."
I confess to be utterly confounded by the self-destructive mania that seems to have seized the Anglicans/Episcopalians these days.
As a Roman Catholic, why, I'm almost tempted to think it's payback for Henry VIII.
Actually, I think this goes much deeper and is extremely dangerous. In the guise of trying to make things "comfortable" and "welcoming" for all, they seem to be sending the message that if we do not find you ideologically pure, we will cast you out. This is a direct rejection, even to the point of defiance, of "All men have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
It's not a message of "You're a sinner, but you are forgiven", but "Don't worry, you're not really a sinner," or perhaps more pointedly, "these other guys were sinners, but we've moved beyond that." That leads inevitably to "If I'm not really a sinner, then what need do I have of the word and sacraments of the church?"
The simple idea that Washington and Lee (whatever anyone might think of them) were parishioners of historical note seems to have completely escaped the geniuses behind this move.
Start demanding that MLK Blvd's be renamed. After all he was unfaithful to his wife over their entire marriage. Is this the kind of person we want to hold up as good?
It wouldn't surprise me to see MLK reputation greatly diminished by the SJWs. He was too conciliatory. Not vengeful enough. Don't think they'll unperson him completely, but he'll be marginalized.
He already is, mostly. After all, the need for 'diversity' requires you ignore the content of one's character for the color of the skin.
"Why Do American Jews Idealize Soviet Communism? Perpetuating the romance of the Bolshevik regime"
Because they hate Jesus, they hate the gentiles love and success due to following their (former) God, and they want all of the Christian world and all Christians to suffer for it. They will destroy all that is right a good and true even if it isn't Christian as long as it's the product of a Christian society. They rejected their own savior and they continue to reject anything that might be of Christ. They hate you.
You've read the Holy Bible right? It's all in there.
I'm going to be charitable here and simply assume you're attempting to be sarcastic, or tongue-in-cheek, or something anyway.
RE Testosterone: I watched that and then read that those guys aren't gay. Not sure if I'm buying it.
I guess they were just looking for extremely effeminate men to fill those jobs. If so, they nailed it on the candidate search.
Right. So I'm left to wonder if low testosterone = effeminate? Or perhaps it's more accurate to ask if low testosterone results in an effeminate male?
Otherwise have to agree - those guys are certainly doing a great job of acting the part of gay men.
Scientifically, I do not think low-T correlates with being gay or effeminate.
Those fellows, however, certainly never had either a male role model or learned how to be manly men. Metrosexuals, of little interest to females.
Low-T doesn't definitely make a guy feminine. That's totally wrong. In fact, the majority of modern men have low testosterone, but it doesn't correlate with their orientation either.
Re: Jews and Communism
1. Thank you Barrister for bringing forward this article. The time has come to address this problem and the effect this situation has had on the American scene for so many years now.
2. NOW, will you and FIRE go after this guy
3. His control over the American Association of University Presidents was total, abusive, corrupt and without challenge for so many years. You and I both know he was never challenged because he was Jewish. His abuse was and continues to be brutal. If you review his record of going after smaller and many times Christian schools for minor offenses you will understand. He did on one occasion appear to go after a small Jewish school. You might check to see what if any consequences resulted from that particular event. Mostly he went after straight white males who were dominant in a particular field of study. It is time Barrister to pursue these people in academia. The professor at Evergreen was a unique situation. Clearly he is Jewish, but he only was confronted for two weeks. Then he received a $500,000 pay off. He will also be given a new better job in a better university--a job I am sure he is deserving of. However, we did not have the benefit of being Jewish so the head of AAUP found it comfortable to bribe witnesses, refuse to accept a case against his own Alma Mater and encourage people to stalk and blacklist my DH. Just don't want you to forget !