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Righteous Among the Nations

December 02nd, 2015 by Vader

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December 02nd, 2015 13:46:33

Boys with sticks

September 08th, 2015 by Vader

Yes, well. When your daughter is the one who’s lying barely conscious on the front yard of some frat house, my sons will be the ones who will know enough to charge in, swinging sticks to chase the brutes away. They’ll know because we let them have sticks, we let them find out what sticks can do, and we told them what sticks are for.

Violence doesn’t take over when boys are allowed to have sticks. Violence takes over when no one tells boys what sticks are for.

Thus Simcha Fisher

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September 08th, 2015 09:52:39

Manhood is Impossible

August 28th, 2015 by G.

Manhood is impossible in our society.  You become a man when you accept responsibility.  But today our society won’t even let a guy accept responsibility for himself.

This morning the pool was closed at the YMCA so I wandered up to the gym instead, where I was promptly kicked out.  Why?  Because you have swim flipflops on.  If you dropped free weights on your feet, you might get hurt.  [Which is dumb, because that’s my problem, and tennis shoes won’t help much anyway].  Out loud: as you can see, I’m not using free weights and I wasn’t planning on using the free weights.  No, you still have to leave.  Why?  Because.  For your own good.

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August 28th, 2015 12:00:03

What’ll We Call the Mormon Scouts?

August 07th, 2015 by MC

For the last few years, I’ve mused that the Church was inevitably going to have to separate from the BSA, and create the “Mormon Scouts of America.” Of course recent events have brought that possibility to the fore. But “MSA” would be a terrible name, so let me be the first to broach the subject of what to call the Mormon Scouts. (more…)

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August 07th, 2015 01:11:06

Gender fluidity

March 09th, 2015 by Vader

Versus privacy.

This would be problematic even if people didn’t lie and game the system.

His Majesty: “I must meet this Glenn Reynolds. We seem to think alike at times.”

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March 09th, 2015 09:37:42

Sportsmanship

March 02nd, 2015 by Vader

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March 02nd, 2015 15:18:37

All in a day’s work

February 23rd, 2015 by Vader

Mormon missionaries held captive for three hours in Albuquerque.

It’s one reason why they work in pairs.

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February 23rd, 2015 11:25:59

“Police declined to press charges”

July 21st, 2014 by Vader

And I laud their exercise of prosecutorial discretion.

It would be a shame, though, if “Buzz” Aldrin’s application of rough justice compromises the libel suit.

And, on a related note, is anyone else as disturbed as I am over the amazing lack of attention paid to the 45th anniversary of the first Moon landing?

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July 21st, 2014 08:46:47

Victorian stereotypes and objections thereto

May 22nd, 2014 by Victoria Regina

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May 22nd, 2014 09:15:26

Life Begins at Conception

May 09th, 2014 by Man SL

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May 09th, 2014 13:35:46

Birkenhead Drill, Anonymous Tramp Edition

February 24th, 2014 by Vader

As observed by science fiction writer Robert Heinlein:    (more…)

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February 24th, 2014 09:59:40

Remembering James E. Talmage

February 13th, 2014 by Vader

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February 13th, 2014 12:22:08

James Taranto nails a perverse metric

January 10th, 2014 by Vader

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January 10th, 2014 12:32:11

I think I see the problem here

December 12th, 2013 by Vader

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December 12th, 2013 11:35:22

Birkenhead Drill, Special Skydiving Edition

December 02nd, 2013 by Vader

I was looking down at the ground to see where we were headed. It’s pretty much a farm area, so there’s houses, barns, barbed wire fences, all kinds of things you can hit that it’s going to kill you. I had a brief thought about, “Well, this is my fate, oh well.” You know, the primary thing now is to make sure that at least one of us survives, and that one person that needs to survive is the student. And I figured what I would do is swing my body underneath hers, so that way she would land on me. The last three seconds just as we were spinning in, I told her to raise her legs.

Miraculously, the jump trainer survived.

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December 02nd, 2013 17:13:32