Junior Ganymede
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An essay so controversial it couldn’t be published.

August 31st, 2015 by Bookslinger

That’s the tease that Dan Peterson gave to this article:
You should have kids because it’s your moral duty to do so.

The sub-heads and some of the sound-bites are rather Mormon-y.

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(Just to be sure it doesn’t disappear off the web…) (more…)

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August 31st, 2015 10:09:42

Instruments?

August 28th, 2015 by Vader

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August 28th, 2015 08:27:52

Wisdom from Mark Twain

August 27th, 2015 by Vader

To be good is noble; to teach others to be good is nobler, & less trouble.

–From Twain’s personal inscription on Churchill’s copy of Twain’s collected works

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August 27th, 2015 10:48:39

The Devil’s Dictionary: Legacy

August 26th, 2015 by Ambrose Bierce

Legacy

[leguh-see] noun, plural legacies.
Something every President wishes to leave, and every sane voter hopes he will not.
See also: coprolite
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August 26th, 2015 08:39:32

The scourge of nano aggressions

August 11th, 2015 by Zen

While the Atlantic might be a bit left of Center, when they are on, they can really be great. This may be the best article I have seen from them. 

Not only do they discuss the current epidemic with trigger warnings and micro (nano?) aggressions, but they go into great detail about the specific mental and psychological problems with it, and the different forms of disordered thinking.

 

We (as a society) are raising a generation based on hypersensitivity and emotional thinking… They are all made of china. 

 

This dovetails rather nicely with the best explanation I have seen of Donald Trump. 

“Trump’s candidacy should also serve as a cautionary tale about just what happens when you try to brand even the smallest indiscretions as evidence that someone is of the Devil’s party. To illustrate this, ask yourself this question: what label can the Left (or the Right, for that matter) apply to Trump that hasn’t already been so devalued by overuse?

That he’s a racist? So is anyone who criticizes President Obama’s golf swing these days.

That he’s a sexist? So is anyone who defends due-process rights.

That he’s a phony? What politicianisn’t?

That he’s a fascist? So were the last two presidents, depending on which books you read.

That he’s a crypto-Nazi? Yeah, because Lyndon Larouche hasn’t beaten that one to death at all.

See the problem? Even if all of these labels were true of Trump, they’ve all been used to cry “wolf” so many times that now no one thinks they mean anything anymore. Short of openly waving a Nazi flag, eating black babies, or sexually assaulting someone on live television, there’s little Trump could do to actually give these labels the power to scare people. So instead of dismissing him with labels, people actually have to engage with his arguments, such as they are, and even if he’s proven to be gloriously, hilariously wrong, the fact of having to engage with him still lends him some degree of legitimacy.”

Read the entire article. It is short and to the point.

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August 11th, 2015 00:52:45

Obama is secretly a Keynesian

August 10th, 2015 by Inigo Montoya

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August 10th, 2015 18:40:47

Holiness Precedes the Miracle

August 10th, 2015 by Bookslinger

Whatever Happened to the Power of God is free in ebook (Kindle) format for a day or so.  By Michael Brown.

Written by an Evangelical/Pentecostal for an Evangelical/Pentecostal audience, it calls for humility, repentance, a dedication to righteous living, and a striving for holiness that is notably Mormon in content and even perhaps in tone. (more…)

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August 10th, 2015 11:25:25

What Ho!

August 06th, 2015 by Bertie

What ho! (more…)

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August 06th, 2015 12:00:35

Free Ebook: The Atomic Times. Memoir of H-Bomb Testing on Eniwetok.

July 30th, 2015 by Bookslinger

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July 30th, 2015 15:05:06

A candidate to keep an eye out for

July 30th, 2015 by Vader

A proven track record of success.

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July 30th, 2015 08:22:46

Free Book: The Physics and Philosophy of the Bible by James Frederick Ivey

July 18th, 2015 by Bookslinger

Free Kindle version available today Saturday July 18, 2015, at Amazon.

It’s Judeo-Christian apologetics, using quantum mechanics.  I haven’t read it yet, but wanted to share since it is free for only a limited time. (more…)

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July 18th, 2015 13:54:41

Greeks apologize

July 06th, 2015 by Cassandra

With gift of very large horse.

A gift tag attached to the horse, which is surprisingly light for its size and has small holes along the length of its body, suggested that it should be placed in the bank’s vaults overnight to avoid it being targeted by thieves.

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July 06th, 2015 11:25:53

A Father’s Day thought from my daughter

June 21st, 2015 by Vader

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*sigh*

Kids just don’t listen. I’ve told her over and over that it was all Tarkin’s fault, that the man was insane, but she just doesn’t want to hear it.

 

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June 21st, 2015 20:55:43

Nyah, Nyah

June 13th, 2015 by G.

there are two kinds of countries in the world: Those that use the metric system, and those that have walked on the Moon.

-thus Glenn Reynolds.

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June 13th, 2015 17:31:12

Wild West Wisdom Wednesday

June 10th, 2015 by Pecos Bill

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June 10th, 2015 12:43:09