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.
The venerable Mount Washington Hotel featured in NY Sun. Photo above. Cool place. Their website here. I have a friend who climbed Mt. Washington in January, off-trail. Impressive. Stayed at the MWH, of course.
D.C. attacks Second Amendment in Fed. Appeals Court. Newsmax. Why don't those darn evil guns just relax and sit on the shelf, and quit shooting people?
First Things looks at The Nativity Story, and Apocalypto, here
Star swallowed by a black hole. What a mess. Alphecca. It's a very strange universe. Makes you wonder what the other ones are like.
How the media builds "consensus". Quote via YARGB:
'In 1995, I published a short paper in the academic journal Science. In that study, I reviewed how borehole temperature data recorded a warming of about one degree Celsius in North America over the last 100 to 150 years. The week the article appeared, I was contacted by a reporter for National Public Radio. He offered to interview me, but only if I would state that the warming was due to human activity. When I refused to do so, he hung up on me.
Google search engines. Noticed that we had visitors to the blog searching for "lesbian experiences" last night, and "nude farm slaves," along with the regular "farm porn" searches. It's about time we did another "farm porn" post: it's usually a really nice, sexy, antique Farmall tractor, and sometimes it is turtles in love. But who knows how the lesbian experiences ended up here....not that there's anything wrong with it...
The King James is my choice for all uses. I find it challenging in some instances, but not impossible to study. I would rather have the origional Greek New Testament and Aramaic and Hebrew Old Testament. The problem is that I cannot speak any of those languages. I always enjoy knowing that I am reading what is closest to the origional as possible. That way, I feel I am closest to the origional meaning as possible. As for the 'global warming' thing: will you all join me in a loud "Duh!"?
The KJV is not the most accurate translation, but it is still the only translation that was written specifically to be read aloud, that is, for the prose. It remains by far the most beautiful translation in English.