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His Majesty on democracy

December 13th, 2017 by Vader

None of us is as dumb as all of us.

I realize this is not original with His Majesty, but he’s been repeating it a lot lately.

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December 13th, 2017 20:51:34

Regarding #metoo

December 12th, 2017 by Vader

I live in an area that has a lot of conifer forest.

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December 12th, 2017 19:26:16

Philly to small businesses: How DARE you defend yourself with bullet-proof glass!

December 08th, 2017 by Bookslinger

A Philadelphia city council committee wants small businesses to remove safety glass. Vote pending by whole council.

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/council-bill-removal-safety-glass-windows-beer-delis-meeting-20171208.html

The reporter conflates a couple different issues, so I’m unsure if the real issue is the bullet-resistant plastic windows, or a licensing issue about selling individual cans of beer, and how the 30 seat threshhold figures in.  Snippet: (more…)

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December 08th, 2017 18:02:40

Walter Lippmann on Obamacare

December 07th, 2017 by Vader

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December 07th, 2017 15:51:46

Headlines

November 30th, 2017 by Pecos Bill

“Dog Bites Man.” T’aint no story.

“Dog Shoots Man.” … Wait, what?

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November 30th, 2017 18:05:41

The Weinstein scandal

October 17th, 2017 by Vader

Perfectly summarized in a single graphic.

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October 17th, 2017 10:18:34

You can stick a fork in the BSA.

October 12th, 2017 by Vader

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October 12th, 2017 16:34:59

Change it back!

October 01st, 2017 by Bookslinger

Oops.  Oops.  Oops.

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October 01st, 2017 21:45:57

More evidence on Younger = Gayer.

September 05th, 2017 by Bookslinger

At least at Harvard.

“While approximately 1.8 percent of the general United States population identifies as bisexual, 7.9 percent of Harvard’s Class of 2021 says they are bisexual.”

“Bisexuals comprised 2.5 percent of Harvard’s 2017 class, 2.6 percent in the 2018 class, 4.9 percent in the 2019 class, and 5.7 percent in the 2020 class.”

“The percentage of heterosexuals admitted hovered around 90 percent for the classes of 2017 and 2018, but has since fallen to 82.4 percent.” (more…)

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September 05th, 2017 12:55:31

Wait, what?

August 25th, 2017 by Vader

Back from the eclipse. (It was way cool.)

Going through my emails. There was one from the local schools, who for reasons unknown are under the impression I have a student attending school from my  home. It was a long discussion of the upcoming eclipse watching activities, emphasizing safety and end with the curious statement:

Students are allowed to opt out of these activities for cultural, religious or others reasons.

I am genuinely puzzled which religions or cultures eschew eclipse observation.

And yet, you can’t decline to customize a wedding cake for a ceremony you sincerely believe, for religious reasons, to be a mockery of one of your most sacred sacraments.

Go figure.

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August 25th, 2017 09:21:08

Summer of Love, 50th Anniversary.

August 25th, 2017 by Bookslinger

So, … how has that Sexual Revolution thing worked out?  It’s been 50 years, about two generations, so there should be plenty of data. (more…)

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August 25th, 2017 09:20:19

You make your choice and you take your consequences

August 05th, 2017 by Vader

From a very old friend who is now an infectious diseases specialist:

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August 05th, 2017 19:17:01

The merits of fasting?

July 25th, 2017 by Vader

Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.

–Thus Frederic Bastiat

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July 25th, 2017 10:55:25

Wicked Parenting Traditions of Society

July 09th, 2017 by Zen

This article makes an interesting thesis, that the way children are being raised now, makes them more accepting of an authoritarian society, because they never had the free time, or freedom, to do as they please. If they have always looked to adults for direction, if they haven not learned anything else, then they will continue to look to others, such as government, when they are older.

One important foundation of freedom are found in childhood play and children learning to act.

Is American Childhood Creating an Authoritarian Society?

I have had an inchoate feeling that our nation’s philosophy on parenting is largely as unhealthy as the immoral society that spawned it. This is one manifestation of that.

 

 

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July 09th, 2017 20:34:44

I like Xenophon

July 02nd, 2017 by Victoria Regina

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July 02nd, 2017 15:38:13