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war on anti-vaccine people

April 23, 2015
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war on anti-vaccine people

First They Came for the Anti-Vaxxers By Bretigne Shaffer When the story hit the news, I fully expected nationwide outcry similar to that inspired by the recent measles “epidemic” that began at Disneyland. That outbreak killed no-one, yet set the country on fire with calls for mandatory vaccination and even prison sentences for parents who…

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distilling

April 13, 2015
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distilling

That the 40-somethings have nothing to learn from their parents has one of two possible assumptions. 1) Nature made a breakthrough in a single generation. Thousands of years of evolution suddenly spiked in the late 1900s making the current crop of middle-agers genius when compared with their parents. 2) Humans peak somewhere in their 40s…

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mandatory drinking the Kool-Aid

April 13, 2015
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mandatory drinking the Kool-Aid

It is certainly a bad thing when the media monopoly, the training monopoly and The State conspire to sell one side of a story. But in today’s Internet world, other views ARE available. People can trip over non-mainstream thought. Some escape the monolithic mind meld, get out of the current, and make their own way…

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keep it open

April 12, 2015
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keep it open

A mind is like a parachute It only works when it is open Son, twenty years ago I trusted the same people you now trust. Oh their faces looked different, but their hearts and souls are identical. And that, trust me, is not complimentary. Power corrupts Absolute power corrupts absolutely I have yet to stop…

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another car guy blogger

April 12, 2015
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This morning I discovered Eric Peters’ website. Perhaps a half-generation younger, he is strikingly similar to me in many ways. He clearly understands and has plenty of experience with high-performance driving for the sheer delight in the act itself. He also fully comprehends The Nanny State efforts to remove joy, individuality and thinking from our…

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Can Evil Be Defeated

April 5, 2015
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Can Evil Be Defeated

by Paul Craig Roberts from LewRockwell.com John W. Whitehead is a constitutional attorney. As head of the Rutherford Institute he is actively involved in defending our civil liberties. Being actively involved in legal cases, he experiences first hand the transformation of law from a shield of the American people into a weapon in the hands…

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Who is raising the children?

March 16, 2015
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Who is raising the children?

It used to take a village to raise a child. That is obsolete. Now the central government, mainstream media and other children of the same age do the job. As well-depicted in Lord of the Flies, youngsters don’t do a good job of raising kids of the same age. Yet our society segregates its children…

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How old do you expect to be when you stop learning?

March 14, 2015
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How old do you expect to be when you stop learning?

Put another way, when will you know as much as you are ever going to know? Are you smarter than average? Smarter than 90% of the rest? 99%? Is your generation significantly superior to the prior one? Did something amazing happen to 2,000-year-old genetics in the last 30 years? The obvious answer is that wisdom…

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who do you trust?

February 25, 2015
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who do you trust?

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you. Pericles One of the great frustrations for those who are paying attention is family and friends who don’t. I realize THE RULERS have the glitzy media on their team and the smoothest liars money can buy…

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the end of terror

February 23, 2015
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the end of terror

“This does not make me a “constitutionalist” or describable by any other such monicker that prissy victim disarmers and their bought-and- paid-for blackhearts want to hang on me. It makes me an American. And it makes them criminals.” – L.Neil Smith Behind Every Blade of Grass by L.Neil Smith This has been an interesting week—interesting…

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war stories

February 21, 2015
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war stories

What did you do in the war, Grampa? Well … I … Uh … I… Well… I, uh, I held the commoners down while the elites raped them. What’s it going to be like in 30 years for those JBTs who spent the early part of the 21st Century cracking skulls, chemically spraying, gunning down…

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In Praise of Mediocrity

February 17, 2015
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Where Brian Williams went wrong Steve Chapman I rise today to speak in praise of an underappreciated attribute: mediocrity. Oh, I can hear the comments already: “Who better to do it?” “Finally, something you’re an expert on.” “You should only hope to achieve mediocrity!” But I will not be deterred. As kids, we are always…

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independent learning

February 12, 2015
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independent learning

from Wired .com The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids A couple of weeks ago, I wandered into the hills north of the UC Berkeley campus and showed up at the door of a shambling Tudor that was filled with lumber and construction equipment. Samantha Matalone Cook, a work-at-home mom in flowing…

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terrorist manufacturing

February 11, 2015
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terrorist manufacturing

Released Guantanamo Terrorist Killed in Afghanistan, Recruiting for ISIS Fellow Conservative, We’ve been trying to stop Obama from releasing terrorists from Guantanamo Bay for months. Our argument is simple: if these extremists are released back to the Middle East, they will take up arms against the United States. This Guantanamo lament comes in a constant…

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two hundred forty $8,000,000 minutes

February 2, 2015
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two hundred forty $8,000,000 minutes

In the company of friends who also had not seen a football game on television for years, we watched most of Superbowl XLIX. The pregame show for Stuporbowl Exlix reportedly ran from 11:00am to 4:00pm, but since the game didn’t actually start until 4:30, there was actually 5 1/2 hours of foreplay. This was to…

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Seattle’s cost of living

January 28, 2015
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Seattle’s cost of living

I recently spent 5 days around Seattle. Signs, flags and other 12s in Seattle Seahawk football team colors were all over the place. I initially guessed that was the jersey number of the local hero. Nope. Organized poor sportsmanship on a grand scale. Turns out their stadium acoustics tend to focus fan yelling down towards…

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January 20, 2015
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The three quotations below give much insight to the comfort collectivism offers. They also help explain why it is so difficult to pry someone out of group-think and the embrace of whatever community they have wrapped around their life. The quotes brought to my mind the description a friend shared with me of his metamorphosis…

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non-conformity is a mental illness

January 6, 2015
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non-conformity is a mental illness

Psychiatrists now say non-conformity is a mental illness: only the sheeple are ‘sane’ Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/044862_psychiatrists_mental_illness_oppositional_defiant_disorder.html##ixzz3O7DxkdAC   (NaturalNews) Modern psychiatry has become a hotbed of corruption, particularly the kind that seeks to demonize and declare mentally ill anyone who deviates from what is regarded as the norm. This is abundantly evident in the latest installment…

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Public Safety Bag

January 5, 2015
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Public Safety Bag

Huh??? You gotta be kidding me! “Public Safety Bag” Ohmygosh, these people are crazy. Belay that… Baaaaa Somehow they were lulled into a headspace where they can imagine everything as a threat and absolute lack of privacy as The Answer. In the checkout line of the grocery store is this wonderous display of see-through bags…

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Spring Lake

January 5, 2015
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Spring Lake

This is not what I am accustomed to for January 4th. Neither weather nor scenery are “right” for the season. It is also nothing like what I enjoy by way of elbow room. I pulled off the trick of a photo without other people in it, but believe me, they were EVERYWHERE else I looked.…

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hugging trees to death

December 25, 2014
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hugging trees to death

Great grandfather oaks stand in twin rows alongside California’s Highway 12. All day long, automobile traffic backs up solidly in the two-way lane between them. Breaks in traffic must be provided by electrical signal lights scattered along the way. Widening this road to match the four-lane highways that surround it is politically impossible. The vast…

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eggsanity

December 24, 2014
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eggsanity

The People’s Republic of Left Coast again shows its special genius. Leading the way to our brave new world, the voters have agreed to implement The Humane Society‘s dream chicken-ranching beautification scheme (humane to non-human animals, that is). Part 1, as encoded into law by voter initiative, all chicken ranches in California had their operations…

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10 Charts to Brighten Your Century

December 17, 2014
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10 Charts to Brighten Your Century

Sometimes the hysteria just isn’t backed by the data DECEMBER 16, 2014 by MAX BORDERS They say our human brains are evolved to remember stories. Stories help us organize information about the world. We used oral histories and myths before we used science and statistics. So the power of stories is still with us, and…

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adjectives, adverbs and other parts

December 13, 2014
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adjectives, adverbs and other parts

In many circles, you could be forgiven for thinking the English language is very small with a certain four-letter f- word having deposed thousands of newly obsolete. There it is hugely versatile, replacing verbs, nouns, pronouns, and often being a complete declaratory sentence all by itself. Adding ‘n at the end turns it into adjectives…

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Pack vs herd vs lone individuals

December 10, 2014
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from Living Freedom by Claire Wolfe Yesterday Mike Vanderboegh re-printed a classic that I’d missed first time around even though it riffs on a classic of my own — asking that ever-pertinent question, “When is it time?” Mike uses the sorry example of the Weimar German Reichsbanner to show how even the prepared can tragically…

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