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 27. 2016
Bob's cover of an oldie on his 1993 album World Gone Wrong
What's the future for Great Lakes salmon?
Interesting story about this introduced, non-native fish - landlocked salmon
28% of US bees wiped out this winter, suggesting bigger environmental issues
Yes, Guardian - everything is a canary in a coal mine. Fact is, the honeybee is a non-native, agricultural critter imported for beehives. Never meant to live in the northern US. Cold winters kill them.
Warmists Really Need To Stop Calling It “Climate Science”
Best breakfast for an adult is two coffees and a cigar
This pope means business
Socialism for the people, capitalism for the Vatican. Sounds like good plans for the Vatican finances.
A woman in her prime years has the cardiovascular capacity of a man in his 50’s.
Hiker who went missing on Appalachian Trail survived 26 days before dying
Wilderness is not for amateurs
President Obama Is Visiting Hiroshima. Why Not Pearl Harbor?
The biggest racial lie: How the Left defames America.
Tenured radicals using the kids as pawns
Profs Take Brave Stand Against Harvard's Latest Anti-Privilege Witch Hunt - Let students join fraternities if they want to.
ObamaCare Now Mandates Sex-Change Operations
Autism and the Transgendered
The MOST DANGEROUS Thing In Obama’s Transgender Policy You Didn’t Know
British TV Special Features LGBT Movement of 'Human Pups'
Sharing Blame/Credit for the 1994 Crime Bill
Smartest woman in the world
Clinton Plans to Dissolve U.S. Border Within 100 Days of Taking Presidency
A brief guide to Clinton scandals from Travelgate to Emailgate
Trump blasts Susana Martinez
Even Andrea Mitchell Calls Bullshit on Hillary Surrogate's Lies on the IG Report on Her Illegal Emails
Swedish Girls Blamed for Steep Climb in Migrant Sexual Assaults
The EU is proposing to spend up to ten percent of its budget on the immigration crisis.
The U.S. Air Force Is Running Out of Fighter Jets
Palestine is a hoax
Identity confusion? My trainer took this pic yesterday of a Grey Squirrel (melanistic version) - with a pale tail.
Thursday, May 26. 2016
Seeing as he died at 57, I am grateful to him for having taken the time to write this inspiring and delightful autobio of his life in theater.
Posted by Bird Dog in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 18:27 | Comments (2) | Trackbacks (0)
McDonald's and robots
Robots are the new slaves
The contemporary world is not very well built for a large chunk of males.
Trans Teacher Wins $60,000 Settlement Because Co-Workers Wouldn’t Call Her “THEY”
contemporary world is not very well built for a large chunk of males. -
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Why Are So Many People Dying on Everest?
Better ask why so few? The danger is the appeal.
Protesters storm stage, threaten Milo Yiannopoulos while spineless security do nothing
Milo is something else. I don't get why black people protest him
Why The Flyover Zone Is Hurting——–Bubble Finance Is Strictly For The Bicoastal Elites
Rent-a-Mob is now a business
Anti-Semitic Mob at University of California Attacks Jewish Students
Networks Complain About Trump's Anti-Hillary Ad
The State Department’s Top Cop Imperils Hillary Clinton’s Campaign
Rousseau, via neoneo on Islam and leftism:
Military Suicides: Most Attempts Come Before Soldiers Ever See Combat
Should women be required to register for draft?
Avigdor Lieberman Is Just What Israel Needs Right Now
The Russian Threat: NATO Struggles to Recover after Years of Budget Cuts
Vietnamese dissident a reluctant tourist during Obama visit
Freedom was never popular in the East, never will be
Wednesday, May 25. 2016
Image from the famous lady's topless duel. Guess what they were fighting about
Well, I used to identify as a ham sandwich and before that as a bird dog, but now I identify as a 32 year old, 6'2" tall, dark and handsome male with an IQ equal to my weight of 178 lbs of pure muscle and $40 million in my checking account. Call me crazy.
"The eruption of transgender madness has very deep roots in feminist theory..."
About the Donald's hair
The Missing Links: Why 'Calvin and Hobbes' Was So Great (video)
Life is unfair
Just 5% of Terminally-Ill Cancer Patients Fully Understand Prognosis, Study Finds
Global warming causes squid
Crocodiles and palm trees in the arctic
Watch Out For The Campus Bias Team
I REMEMBER WHEN LOYALTY OATHS WERE CONSIDERED BAD
Normal things for the kids to want
Professor raised under communism explains academics’ love of socialism – and why they’re wrong
One U. Wisconsin-Madison solution to bias and hate: Read about ’em while taking a dump
Why is white bread, liberal Madison such a hotbed of racism, hate, and bias?
Black pro-life speaker shouted down at Harvard Law event, called ‘f*cking piece of sh*t’
20,642 New Regulations Added in the Obama Presidency
Can't open a candy shop without a team of lawyers
NY Times: Darn, These Black People In Mostly Democratic Run Cities Sure Like Shooting Each Other
Nationwide crime wave confirms the Ferguson effect
Trump Starts Doing the Job the Media Won't Do on the Clintons' Tawdry Past
Bill Cosby Will, Unlike Bill Clinton, Stand Trial For Sexual Assault
Althouse on Hillary's new motto
Why would I pay for your child care?
HILLARY CLINTON Defended WALL STREET – Blamed Homeowners During Financial Crisis
She was right about that. Foolish to take a loan you can not hope to repay. Caveat emptor.
The Problem With Those Waving Mexican Flags at Trump Rallies
McAuliffe is just one of many shady Hillary fundraisers
The Muslim world has no prospects for getting any better. The Arab Spring was a Western delusion.
For Allah the Most Merciful
MOST PALESTINIANS VIEW GOVERNMENT AS CORRUPT
OBAMA IN VIETNAM: VIETNAM WAR WAS CAUSED BY US POLITICIANS
True, of course. But not the whole picture
Obama’s Moral Lapse in Vietnam
Tuesday, May 24. 2016
Money: Can Anything Stop Vanguard?
A drug that lowers cholesterol does not save lives
'The First American Declaration of Independence?: The Disputed History of the Mecklenburg Declaration of May 20, 1775'
Canada To Sentence ‘Anti-Trans’ Speakers to Prison…All these fines and jail sentences? They’re in the name of tolerance
"Wind power is one of the best ways to protect eagles and other birds because it combats their biggest threat—climate change."
The new EPA ethanol mandate will break the Blend Wall
Surgeon general’s warning: E-cigarettes make leftists crazy
TV Host Is A Bit Too Casual About The Massive River Wave Headed His Way
Lucy Vallender: Transgender Gay Muslim Woman
Eat more FAT to stay HEALTHY: Food experts at war over new advice on nation’s diet
Fats are good for you. Carbs are just sugar.
This Used To Be a Helluva High-Trust Country, But Our Leaders Are Destroying That - There's simply a huge cost when officials and politicians lie all the time.
Moral narcissism: Moral Narcissism and the Least-Great Generation
VA secretary: Disney doesn't measure wait times, so why should VA?
Government medical care. No reason for the VA to exist.
No reason for it to exist either
April Sets FY2016 Alien Apprehension Record, Surges Past FY2014 Numbers
Eric Trump Slams Hillary: She Has 730 People Working on her Campaign and She Hasn’t Beat a Single Socialist
Trump Foreign Policy: Regaining America’s Respect
Democrats Shirk a Challenge From One Donald Trump On Obama Foreign Policy
Venezuela Is Falling Apart - Scenes from daily life in the failing state
BDS backer, critics of Israel among Democrats drafting party platform
White House took 'conscious decision to try to distance itself from Israel'
'F**k Israel, long live the Intifada' angry mob screams at Jewish UC student
Do not eat fish imported from Vietnam
Back to Hiroshima: Why Dropping the Bomb Saved Ten Million Lives
Monday, May 23. 2016
How much of a workout is sex, really?
NYC subways: Victims of their own success
California's high speed rail delayed another 4 years
High-Speed Rail Is a Fast Train to Fiscal Ruin, in California and Elsewhere
Eating too LITTLE salt may INCREASE your risk of a heart attack or stroke
Making Sense of Transgenderism
Who Am I? Gender and Locker Rooms
"... his legacy is going to be mandating that pretend females will have
78 Representatives Ask Obama Admin How It Will Force Schools to Obey LGBT Bathroom Order
Dershowitz and Other Professors Decry ‘Pervasive and Severe Infringement’ of Student Rights
It’s Conservatives Who Need ‘Safe Places’ on Campus
The Joys of Mandatory Workplace Diversity Training, a Guided Tour
Fire breaks out at world’s largest solar power plant
The school board of Portland, Oregon, has passed a resolution banning any books that express any skepticism about climate change alarmism
Notwithstanding Keynesian Fantasies, Redistribution Does Not Stimulate Growth
Libertarian legal superstar Randy Barnett challenges conservative judicial orthodoxy.
Group ID'd as One of Ben Rhodes' "Force Multipliers" In Selling Iran
Elizabeth Warren Takes On the ‘Gig Economy’ - It’s one of the first serious attempts by Democrats to deal with the new part-time model for work.
"New model"? My electrician is gig economy. So is my doc. Lots of people work as much or as little as they wish.
Does Hillary Clinton Know How to Attack Donald Trump?
Why Hillary Clinton is sinking faster than the Titanic
Trump Spent Only $46 Million on Campaign So Far=> Clinton and Sanders Spent Over $150 Million Apiece
Begrudging WaPo poll
Donald Trump's map: The downside
It must be hard for Hillary to look at all the pictures of young women swooning over Bernie as though he were Bieber.
Donald Trump: ‘Crooked Hillary’ Wants to Take Your Guns–and Keep Her ‘Fully Armed’ Security
Votes for sale in the DR
In France, “Basic facts of economic science are completely dismissed”; French people view
"there is a growing feeling that Europe is not safe for those who dissent even a little from the received wisdom of the bureaucratic state, or dare to confront the Muslim taqiyya so prevalent there."
Sunday, May 22. 2016
What do you think this song is about? I wonder whether it is sort-of about songwriting. Lyrics here
It's a good discussion. I have several problems with their conclusions, but by free will I have decided to put my tomatoes out instead of writing my thoughts. I guess you could claim that my genes and neurons made me make that decision.
Posted by Bird Dog in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 13:00 | Comments (15) | Trackbacks (0)
5:1 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Saturday, May 21. 2016
Could We Just Lose the Adverb (Already)?
Google patents pedestrian flypaper for self-driving cars
NYC: Instrumental City: The View from Hudson Yards, circa 2019 The world’s most ambitious “smart city” project is here.
The revolution is being televised: Bathroom wars continue
Another California Rail Fail
How the West (and the Rest) Got Rich - The Great Enrichment of the past two centuries has one primary source: the liberation of ordinary people to pursue their dreams of economic betterment
Climate science appears to be obsessively
Illinois State Workers, Highest Paid In Nation, Demand Up To 29% Wage Hikes
Inside the Clinton paid speech machine - What, exactly, do you get when you pay a Clinton $285,000 for an intimate, closed-to-the-press speech?
Media in agony as Trump makes it relive Clinton sex scandals
Trump Camp Posts Leaked Audio of Hillary Clinton Slamming Second Amendment Rights
Pope Francis Compares Jesus’ Disciples to ISIS Killers
Friday, May 20. 2016
Jumping is one of the best and most demanding calisthenic/cardio-endurance exercises. It is harmless to knees and hips because it is on toes.
Like most things, it takes practice to get to the point where it is useful. I am working towards a repertoire of jumps, but it is more difficult than it looks and I am not highly-coordinated. (If you think you are, try double unders sometime and let me know.) Also, I find just two minutes of speed rope to be quite fatiguing. That's why I embed a minute or two of rope in a circuit of calisthenics. Cardio and calisthenics are a waste of time without intensity.
This guy is an expert. It's like watching a dancer. His double unders are great. Three things to watch: 1. His body stays in a relaxed athletic posture with no tension 2) The rope usually maintains a steady pace regardless of what his legs and feet are doing (he is mostly not doing speed), and 3) His hands and arms remain in the same position.
To keep some of our readers inspired:
Fridays are still mostly moving/calisthenics day for me. It's always a different mix.
After a five-minute elliptical warm-up:
- 4 sets of increasing wt leg press (to try to improve my barbell squats next week)
Total body fatigue in one hour, barely able to move. Good stuff, highly stressful and exertional. If I were not doing my program, my life would contain no extreme physical exertion.
Image stolen from Moonbatttery
NYC Mayor wants to fine businesses who don’t use transgender pronouns such as “ze” or “zir”
How about "it"?
New evidence shows Rolling Stone rape hoaxer created her 'rapist'
The overwhelming majority of serious violent crimes are committed by a tiny number of habitual offenders.
Federal Judge Issues ‘Extraordinary’ Order Sanctioning the DOJ for Misconduct in Executive Amnesty Litigation
Clinton Promises to Attack Gun Owners on Her “Very First Day” in Office
Hillary Clinton declines to defend Bill's 'honor'
Trump Right Again? Imagery Points To Explosion On Crashed EgyptAir Airplane
How Donald Trump is drawing in Democrats - Black voters and other Democrats hurt by the Obama economy may rethink party allegiance
So Hillary hasn’t driven a car in 20 years, and Sanders doesn’t know to
Boris Johnson is the winner of The Spectator’s President Erdogan Offensive Poetry competition
Haha. That's a hate crime in Germany. Also in Turkey.
Thursday, May 19. 2016
Here's the deal: Since no real aggressions are anywhere to be found, some people invented the micro. Next will come nanoaggressions. Why? Because the victim/oppressor narrative must continue. It's, like, you know, the System.
It is pure bullying manipulation - aggression in fact - and anybody who falls for it is a putz in my view. Even Haidt, I feel, takes it a bit too seriously: Where microaggressions really come from: A sociological account. A quote:
Exercise is for kids, but not weight training
Prescription painkillers are not as deadly or as addictive as commonly claimed.
Baby Boomers' Retirement Woes Summed Up in 5 Statistics
You're Gonna Need a License for That
Obama spending millions to find summer jobs — for refugees
The obvious solution is to let the airports run their own security like they used to do before we lost out minds.
TSA’s Union Power Grab: Thousands Slowing Down Airports
The only people who can save Flint are already living there.
IF IT WEREN’T FOR FAKE HATE CRIMES, WOULD WE HAVE ANY HATE CRIMES AT ALL?
FAKE HATE: Security Cameras Reveal Iowa Freshman Was Not Jumped By 3 White Men – He Made It All Up
via Cafe Hayek:
To Reclaim America, Abolish the Federal Agencies
"In the middle of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, a woman I was meeting for the first time said to me about Bill Clinton, "Don't you just love him for getting away with it all?" "
Trump ad shows what media hid
Bill Clinton Made $5 Million in Paid Speeches Last Year
Clinton Rape Accuser Juanita Broaddrick: NY Times Should Interview Bill’s Alleged Female Victims
Wednesday, May 18. 2016
Are You Raising a Little Criminal? A preference for immediate gratification, rather than a bigger reward later on, is a bad sign.
Don't Blame The Solomon Islands Sinking All On Climate Change
Does an Accurate Climate Model Exist?
A Cheese Glut Is Overtaking America
Viral video: If Meat Eaters Acted Like Vegans
JP is often amusing. I had missed this one. His gluten piece is the best.
Your tax dollars at work: 'Make a grocery list': Feds teach people how to shop for food
Left Outside the Social-Justice Movement's Small Tent - Why a high school senior feels alienated from activist groups that share causes in which he believes.
Communist Pope Francis condemned Western powers for trying to export freedom, opportunity, prosperity, peace and
Right, for the wrong reason
Understanding the Rise of the Global Super-Rich - A new report documents the extent of billionaire wealth across the world.
"... we’re spending a lot on entitlements, and unless we raise income taxes, we’re going to have to adjust entitlement spending steeply downwards."
Barack Obama, the Bathroom President
President Obama’s Transgender Proclamation Is Far Broader and More Dangerous than You Think
Steer Clear of the Clinton Scandals, It Will Backfire, Ever Helpful New York Times Warns Trump
Shock Claim: Media will be ‘unlikely’ ally for Hillary
Hillary Might Have Just Made Her Worst Mistake Ever
Noam Chomsky: Today’s GOP is ‘the most dangerous’ threat to the species ‘in human history’
Douthat on Trump voters etc: When the Wrong Are Right
Douthat is so wrong. Like Brooks, he needs to get out more
1996 Flashback -- Bill Clinton Talks Like Trump On Immigration: "We Are A Nation Of Laws"
Donald Trump Criticizes Washington’s Policy Elite—With Cause
Just 3 Years Ago, Salon Extolled Economic Miracle in Socialist Venezuela
Islamists Infiltrate the Swedish Government - One Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Sweden: April 2016
Don’t Blame Sykes-Picot for the Middle East’s Mess
3 Years Ago, Salon Extolled Economic Miracle in Socialist Venezuela -
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