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We Started as a Bunch of Snowflakes

Not the Soy-Boy kind, but the fragile, white stuff, that falls individually onto the ground. Many of those flakes quickly disappear, melting away when a little heat is applied. Others stick around. Eventually, should other flakes land near them, they clump together, and become more likely to survive. Gradually, they form a sturdy snowpack. That’s …

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The Secret to Successful Lying

It’s not to make up a story that is completely disconnected from reality. That kind of Fantasy Web-Spinning works only with credulous children, and starry-eyed Leftists. No, to be a Good Lie, you have to start with a kernel of truth – but not the WHOLE truth. The video below is a really good example …

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Considering Adding Communications to Your Skillset

Those who know me, realize that I’m a big proponent of amateur radio (commonly called Ham Radio). It’s a volunteer-organized, volunteer-run system, that is reachable with less than $100 investment in training and equipment, and is run in a non-hierarchal, ad hoc way. Which makes it the perfect fit for those who mistrust those who …

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What’s Next?

I feel as though I need to write this now. Many of my fellow bloggers are posting like they might need to be talked off the ledge, so to speak. If you accept what they write, it’s all but over, and we never even fired a shot. Not that I’m the shooting type. Well, I …

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Taking On the Fact-Checkers

A journalist with a good reputation, and some deep pockets is suing Facebook, and their Fact-Checkers. FB choose to use a separate company from FB, apparently under the impression that the hands-length relationship with the Fact-Checkers would give them protection against any consequences. That relationship is what lawyers call an Agency Relationship, and it doesn’t …

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An historical insight for the ages.

Much of this reminds me of World War I, the “Great War.” Look up the causes. They are all amorphous. Nationalism. An assassination. Treaties. Diplomatic confusions. The Serbs. Meanwhile none of these reasons can actually account for 20 million dead, 21 million wounded, and wrecked economies and lives all over the world, to say nothing …

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Can we all agree on this one simple fact?

Moscow’s behavior has been more a reaction to aggressive moves that the United States and its Ukrainian client have already taken than it is evidence of offensive intent. ~ Ted Galen Carpenter quoted in “Joe Biden, Let’s Not Go To War.” By Sheldon Richman, ZeroHedge, 12/11/21.

A Busy, Busy Day

It’s my own fault. I’ve been putting off some tasks – household, financial, personal – for too long. Today is the day that I have set aside to play catch-up. Starting with posting on my own personal blog more regularly. Today’s post is a mish-mash of random things. That’s the way my mind has been …

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“Legal” Theft

And the state in which I still own a house is one of the worst – South Carolina. Now, there is much to love about SC. The people are generally friendly, they have strong family ties, the children are generally quite civil and polite, and the winter temps are a relief, after having lived in …

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Watching Independence Day

That movie always makes me cry. I’m at the point when the President – a guy who, although a movie star, really ACTS like a President – is giving the speech that precedes the attack. He talks about how humanity will NOT go quietly, will NOT lie down and die. Very different from today’s “leaders”, …

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Patriotism, Or Racism and/or Xenophobia?

I do find it mystifying that love of your country is a GOOD thing, unless the Lover is not a PoC (Person of Color). The thing is, EVERYONE is biased towards the values and culture of the country in which they grew up. We recall the sights and smells and sounds of our life in …

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Crushing the Vaccine Dissidents

It’s happening, and not just in Australia. In the USA, it’s happening via the schools, large corporations, and local efforts. The not-that-serious Omicron variant – what you and I would characterize as basically a cold – is being used as an excuse to remove civil rights from dissidents: The right to travel freely The right …

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Brilliant video from Jimmy Dore.

Stuffing us like a goose.

The Weather Channel is just on fire on the matter of climate change. Many entries now in the contest for “Most media hysteria generated in one week.” I was going to give this Weather Channel climate change hysteria deal a rest after my last post but now I think I may have to make it …

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More Weather Channel climate hysteria.

12/1/21 — “Western Mountains Could Soon See Years of No-Snow Winters, New Study Says.” California could be hit in the late 2040s. Low- or no-snow winters by 2050. Warmer waters in the Pacific lead to less snow in winter storms. Snow pack last year at its peak was down 41% and California’s wet season is …

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The Deep State – Afghan Style

More evidence of the perniciousness of permitting the opposition to tunnel into your institutions. It’s not sufficient to defeat the partisan/ideological enemy at the ballot box; we ALSO have to root them out of our institutions. One more argument for reduction of the permanent government.

Broken climate models.

In short, no scientist who studies the range of scientific literature can reasonably claim that the subject of influences on the climate is remotely ‘settled’. The reality is that a multiplicity of factors are at work, and so, by focusing on human emissions, it appears that the IPCC has, through ‘force fitting’ between its selectively …

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Louis L’Amour.

Sam Jacobs’s latest on Louis L’Amour who crafted an “enduring mythology of the American West”: “Louis L’Amour: America’s Prolific Western Novelist.” The western is a unique American genre, to use a 50-cent French word. It celebrated toughness and justice in a period when self defense laws rarely posed a problem of intricate legal interpretation such …

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Social Virii in the Age of Technology

This is not a new area of research. Many biologists and other human science researchers have postulated about the seemingly viral-like nature of social memes and their spread. It’s nice to have some confirmation from research, but our Moms knew this: “Stay away from that crowd, they’re up to no good.” She knew intuitively, that …

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Packing For a Trip in the Techno-Age

I am settled down, for now. I had a mild panic about 1/2 hour ago; I could not find my iPhone anywhere. I asked Alexa to call me – nope, didn’t help me find it (the volume was turned down). I finally thought to use my iPad’s Find my iPhone app – it worked a …

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