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Predictions for the Next Couple of Years

February 13th, 2017 by Patrick Henry

The media has already mostly spent the last of its credibility openly throwing aside old norms to attack Trump. The effort failed and has failed. (more…)

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February 13th, 2017 15:30:41

What think ye of the poor?

February 12th, 2017 by Zen

The Poor you will always have with you. Matt 26:11

So, what are we going to do about it? (more…)

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February 12th, 2017 17:53:22

Snark from my daughter

February 11th, 2017 by Vader

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February 11th, 2017 21:44:01

Yearning for Authority

February 08th, 2017 by John Mansfield

“Harry Potter has become a surprisingly obsessive allegorical tool for liberals’ opposition to the Trump Administration [ . . .] I’ll disobey Occam’s Razor and offer another mostly unrelated hypothesis about why Harry Potter stories are such useful allegorical material for contemporary liberals, aside from a general hunger for myth and meaning in a post-religious age.

“Harry Potter, especially the movies, is about the legitimacy of authority that comes from schools.”

–Spotted Toad

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February 08th, 2017 14:37:49

Physical, not Transcendental, Constant but Approximate

February 07th, 2017 by John Mansfield

If I were a lawyer working in Phoenix with mostly Spanish-speaking clients, I would try to get for my office the phone number 602-214-0857, though any number in the range from 0783 to 0931 would be close enough. And I’d have a 1 kilogram silicon sphere on my desk, and somewhere where everyone could see it, a 22.4 liter bottle of gas (any gas, ideally). The thought of it makes me want to order a burrito at Chipotle and say “yes” when asked if I want to pay extra.

So, who does have that number?

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February 07th, 2017 14:35:58

May the Saints be as Silver … Indium, Cadmium and Boron

January 27th, 2017 by Zen

“I fear America has attained critical mass: an unstoppable process of reciprocally escalating outrage & disgust, justified via social media”
Thus Jonathan Haidt via twitter

And is what job of the Saints and the Righteous of every denomination? It is to oppose contention and the spirit of the devil. Or in other words, to act as the control rods of society, keeping things as sub-critical as possible, which is the function of silver, indium, cadmium and boron in a nuclear reactor.

If the time comes that the Saints must leave the rest of society, or if they are driven out, then critical mass has most certainly been attained.

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January 27th, 2017 21:59:37

People who don’t think the Brethren are inspired (ie, receive revelation)…

January 18th, 2017 by Bookslinger

… aren’t receiving revelation themselves.  Otherwise, they would know “how it works.”  (more…)

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January 18th, 2017 20:13:24

Evening Snack

January 13th, 2017 by G.

Winesap apples with mesquite honey, almost thou persuadest me to be a sybarite.

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January 13th, 2017 09:26:57

Angina Monologue 34

January 12th, 2017 by Vader

His Majesty keeps a small trove of candy in the cabinet above the microwave.

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January 12th, 2017 12:30:47

Update Available: Federal Constitution v2.0, draft revision 2

January 11th, 2017 by Publius

Normative text is displayed in black. Archaic spellings and capitalization have been modernized. Annotation to distinguish changes from version 1.27 has been dropped, on the grounds that it was visually confusing and tended to steer reviewers away from careful review of the original test of version 1.27.

Rationale is displayed in red. Rationale is non-normative, but is provided to call out differences from release 1.27, better define terms of art, offer the reasoning behind the normative text, and offer other clarifications.

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January 11th, 2017 12:54:24

Our Bad Demography is Depressing

January 05th, 2017 by G.

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January 05th, 2017 08:36:03

The Frantic Ant

January 04th, 2017 by G.

An ant was scurrying busily back to his anthill with some small grain.  “What a waste,” a parrot said as it settled down by him.  “All this effort, and it will all come to nothing when a bull happens to step on your hill and crush it.”

The ant took notice of the parrot’s words and scurried away towards the fence.  “Even worse!” the parrot called.  “There are even  more animals in that pasture over there!”

But the ant was not headed to the other pasture.  The ant had stopped at the fence and was scouting for locations for a new hill under the fence itself.  “Even worse!” the parrot called.  “Birds that pray on ants will perch above you on the railing, and the  uncropped grass that grows underneath the fence will block your view of them.  You will be devoured!”  The ant then looked for a barer patch under the fence, but the parrot told him it was only bare because a rivulet sometimes flowed through it during rains, which would drown the hill.  When the ant found a different spot that was bare of grass due to rocks, the parrot warned the ant that the rocks would surely absorb the heat of the sun and bake the ant.

“I was foolish to listen to you,” the ant replied.  “Your warnings reflect no considered judgment.  I will return to my hill, reflect on what is to be done, and do what I can.  Apart from that, I will be merry, because frantic fretting will do nothing to ward off disaster.”

 

Moral: Spend your worry frugally.

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January 04th, 2017 09:02:24

The 11th Day of Christmas

January 04th, 2017 by G.

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January 04th, 2017 08:54:01

Another cycle begins.

January 01st, 2017 by Bookslinger

A new year. A new ward. Another volume in my journal, a.k.a. “the Book of Bookslinger.”
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January 01st, 2017 19:25:14

Abolish the Popular Vote

December 30th, 2016 by Man SL

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December 30th, 2016 10:58:04