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A belated Memorial Day post

May 29th, 2014 by Vader

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May 29th, 2014 07:49:04

Memorial Day

May 25th, 2014 by Vader

Some past posts that have already said pretty much everything I would say.

In case you thought it was National Barbeque Day.

Sacred remembrances

No one says it like Lincoln says it.

More sacred remembrance.

It is one of the great American paradoxes — perhaps not just American, but I see it most here — that we so honor the warrior while so hating war. Right both ways.

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May 25th, 2014 08:00:11

Karma

May 09th, 2014 by Vader

Can be a son of a bitch.

And please read the link before concluding I’ve gone completely off the rails with my language. I’m being quite literal here.

 

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May 09th, 2014 14:54:01

The Subconscious Knows the Smell of Men and Women

May 05th, 2014 by Adam G.

Interesting, if true.

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May 05th, 2014 06:05:59

Speculations about the Sexes and Cognitive Development

May 01st, 2014 by Man SL

Here.

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May 01st, 2014 09:48:22

Separation of Work and the Married State

April 21st, 2014 by Adam G.

Men need achievement. They need to earn respect. But when men get together to start striving and doing, they often get absurd. Everyone who’s spent time there knows the workplace is just a bit ridiculous. Even workplaces with bona-fide valuable missions: when I was in the military I estimated it was about 3/4ths farce, except not played for laughs.

I wonder if men need women to bring them back to earth sometimes. When you’re a kid, you play dress up at home. When you’re grown, you come home so you can stop playing dress up.

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April 21st, 2014 18:40:47

True Tales of Armed Citizens and Derring Do.

April 18th, 2014 by Bookslinger

The NRA-ILA (National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action) aggregates media stories/reports of legally armed citizens responding to or preventing assaults or threats of violence.

Behold, The Armed Citizen.

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April 18th, 2014 10:31:23

Awake in the Night Land

April 14th, 2014 by Adam G.

The Last Redoubt

John C. Wright’s book Awake in the Night Land is out.

I can’t really express how good it is. This is a book that I will be rereading and thinking about for the rest of my life. It is a book that made my eyes shine when my wife walked into the room. It is touched with holiness. (more…)

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April 14th, 2014 10:08:26

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

April 10th, 2014 by Adam G.

Modesty is to women as chivalry is to men.

-Thus Calculated Bravery.

The idea is that chivalry is the disciplined and God-fearing use of male power, whereas modesty is the disciplined and God-fearing use of female power.

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April 10th, 2014 01:03:43

Men are Agents, Women are Ends

April 01st, 2014 by Adam G.

Women provide value to male action. They do not need to act themselves to be valuable, they just need to be. Many of the things that we value a women for doing consist in creating a larger extension of herself. Women are not objects, because objects are means.

This is a simplification, maybe even a radical simplification–it isn’t the truth, but glimmers of some greater light that is the truth. To the extent the simplification is accurate, its true hylomorphically or statistically or mythically or as a melody around which we construct ourliving counterpoints.

It’s also from a man’s perspective. What is the right simplification from a woman’s perspective?

Men provide value of female existence (not of action) and children provide value of female action.

The woman’s existence is her action, in a Taoist way. Action through inaction. It makes sense of Peter’s puzzling teaching that our women master their unbelieving husbands by submitting to them.

Lehi says there are things that act and things to be acted upon. The acting thing is partly determined by the thing that is acted upon: the thing that is acted upon sets the metes and determines the bounds of the actor’s possibilities.

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April 01st, 2014 14:17:58

Captain Telemachus USA

March 31st, 2014 by Vader

In the closing days of the Second World War:      (more…)

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March 31st, 2014 11:23:07

Joyful Fatherhood

March 31st, 2014 by Zen

In our day, both marriage and parenthood, particularly fatherhood, is looked down upon.
Which is why it is particularly nice to see a father who works at Pixar, make little home videos of his son, even if it has irresponsible use of lightsabers.

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March 31st, 2014 04:43:44

Birkenhead Drill, Mother’s Edition

March 20th, 2014 by Vader

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March 20th, 2014 10:52:26

“Mad scientists”

March 19th, 2014 by Inigo Montoya

“Mad.” I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

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March 19th, 2014 11:19:14

Mormon Women Stand

March 17th, 2014 by Adam G.

Contra the New York Times, a handful of self-absorbed disbelieving progressive internet-amplified activists is not representative of Mormon womanhood The new Mormon Women Stand page shows what they really are. Mormon women are a credit to the kingdom.

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March 17th, 2014 10:23:28