Inalienable Rights, Right?
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Jan 16, 2019 - 4:41pm
Inalienable Rights, Right?

About a month ago, I was having an interesting discussion with two WB contributors about “inalienable rights”. If I were put their definition into this term, it seems to mean natural claims that individuals have over their societies. These rights are inalienable because they transcend all cultures and all times. It was only in the US Constitution that this concept was formally adopted by a society, but the rights themselves have always been there—as if God Himself bestowed them for us and we just didn’t know.   I have to say that I don’t get this concept. To me, rights are what society bestows on individuals. These change from time-to-time and place-to-place. For example, a slave in the Roman Empire could not refuse to work in the lead mines and foundries if that is where his owner decided to put him. Or…

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Identity politics is a hateful and damaging diseas…

I have a very young daughter. She is beautiful. She has golden blonde hair, and eyes that are so vibrantly blue they will win contests, if she so chooses. She loves to laugh, primarily at her brother, whom she loves and looks up to more than anything. She blows kisses at everyone: me, my wife, rando…

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:06pm
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A Word on Solzhenitsyn

Even biology tells us that a high degree of habitual well-being is not advantageous to a living organ- ism.  Alexander Solzhenitsyn       I think what Solzhenitsyn was trying to say is that in the Western Christian societies  people want the feeling of comfort and well being…

Jan 18, 2019 - 8:19pm
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Tories and Trump and the funnelling of wealth.

There is an underlying principle found in both Trump and the Tories - how to channel more wealth to the powerful and wealthy and get away with it.   They do this under the guise of tax cuts that greatly favour the wealthy as well as pay freezes for workers.    Now, these tax cuts, eve…

Jan 16, 2019 - 10:59am
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Contain Putin by speeding up the switch to electri…

That debate over NATO funding was held and settled before Trump arrived in Washington. Other NATO members agreed that they needed to pay more and a schedule for increased payments had been set. Trump, as he does daily, started making mouth noises not knowing the facts, having checked with any expert…

Jan 17, 2019 - 7:24am
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The Apprenticeship

I am almost feeling sorry for the man. Imagine that you have been trapped all of your life in a search for approval, yet never have been satisfied. First you tried to gain the approval of your father, and even though you were showered with wealth, you continually had to return to your real sugar da…

Jan 13, 2019 - 8:39pm
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China

China has a very long and storied  history, one that is full of all the vicissitudes of the human experience.  Pearl Buck's 'The Good Earth' has a marvelous look into what the life of an average person in China was like, prior to the entrance of Opium and Communism, and the dark shadows th…

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:16pm
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Could it happen?

i just read a rather interesting article, speculating about the ways and means Trump might TRULY drain the swamp.   If anyone's been following James O'Keefe and his various hidden cam vids, one knows that at least 3 State dept./DoJ employees were caught on tape confessing to how they've been de…

Jan 18, 2019 - 3:56am
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Trump's childish brinkmanship

This is getting to be like one of those bad sitcoms, where they divide the house down the middle with some tape. It was stupid in the 70s and it's stupid now. I totally understand Pelosi's reasoning in saying that you can't capitulate to a mentally-infirm individual such as trump because it will sim…

Jan 18, 2019 - 3:26am
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I seriously pray for a hard Brexit

During my adult life I have been misrepresented in Europe by Thatcher, Major, Blair, Brown, Cameron, Clegg and now May. Do I feel confident we're going to get a leader strong enough to fight the good fight any time soon? I'm sorry, I have no faith left in any of our leaders when it comes the the EU.…

Jan 18, 2019 - 7:20am
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Similarities between Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and…

Democrats have found their Mary Tyler Moore.  It's the newly elected N.Y. representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.    Early on, it was proven that Barack Obama, "the chosen one" was selected by the Weather Underground to be the POTUS. With the self-destruction of the Hillary Clinton…

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:46pm
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The reason they push religion on the masses

The human brain and construct is unfortunately something most "believers" never take into account. Beliefs for many do stay the same but does it make their beliefs anymore true or does it instead show the nature of most human beings that they never challenge their beliefs nor do they rarely go outsi…

Jan 17, 2019 - 4:12pm
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The Russian connection between the Democrats and P…

Viktor Yanukovych,the person for whom Obama Administration officials illegally worked to promote to US lawmakers, was a Russian puppet ruler who fixed the "defeat" of US ally Viktor Yushchenko; confirmed by international observers. Yanukovych also tried to murder Yushchenko with Dioxin prior to the …

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:22am
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The Value of Religion. The Significance of God

One of the best ways to understand the role religion has played in the evolution of civilization is by removing what came out of it. So let's start. The easiest items would be the monuments since they are the most visible. Starting with the earliest civilizations (and in no particular order) th…

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:53pm
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Brexiteers are most alarmed as to where the EU is…

People are confused as to what Brexiteers are and what they want. They're actually all rather different and have different motives. The popular one being that they're all racist, delusional empire fantasists(both the ignorant working class types and Eton educated toffs. No divide there) is absolute …

Jan 18, 2019 - 6:42am
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BEER OR WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE DRINK ?

Picture: Chopfab beer from Winterthur, Switzerland, where I live. Excellent beer, strong but with a fruity taste. Chopfab means "Head off" LOL   I thought of choosing a lighter subject for a change, and since I'm drinking above beer right now, I write about that, and ask you about your favorit…

Jan 17, 2019 - 11:48am
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A Thanksgiving Offering to God

When I wrote this song in the 1990's, I was thinking about the concept of God's goodness.  With all the magnificent and majestic power God Almighty has, what if He had one little tiny bit of evil in Him?  What if He could wake up in a bad mood and decide to randomly kill some of us witho…

Nov 24, 2016 - 1:13am
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No one dies when Jesus is mocked

No one dies if Jesus is mocked. He might have had some humour himself, he was Jewish after all. While as soon as Mohammed is been mocked or criticized, people are murdered, and the left finds all kinds of excuses to downplay their constantly offended agitation, murderous self-righteousness, and aggr…

Jan 15, 2019 - 9:58pm
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Are Yellow-Vests Coming to Your Neighborhood?

Yellow-vest protests have been spreading around the Europe and jumped the pond to Canada. Is America next? “The point, remember, of the yellow vest is to ensure its wearer is visible on the road, . . . Working-class and lower middle-class people are visible again. . . . The anger runs deeper, …

Jan 17, 2019 - 8:48am
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The president’s unabashed battle with facts

President Donald Trump has twice garnered PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year "prize." Readers argued that he was again worthy of the recognition. Readers selected his Pants on Fire comment about Democrats wanting to "invite caravan after caravan" of immigrants into the country with a swath of free b…

Jan 17, 2019 - 2:57pm
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Awards and Rewards

There I was, sitting at the company Christmas party (back when I still went to those things) glad it was all about to be over. The big boss took the stage and started the usual canned year-end speech, which was a sign the festivities were about to end. Thank goodness! Get me THE HELL out of here! Af…

Jan 17, 2019 - 2:44pm
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A Little Gun History

World history in our school system and public life in many ways has been marginalized and deemphasized. This has been done intentionally so people are not aware of all the evilness of mankind and the corruption of governments. The following is a little gun history that all should be aware of:  …

Jan 17, 2019 - 5:09pm
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The core issues of the climate hoax

1. Any statement based on the "global temperature" is nonsense since you can not scientifically calculate the thing because it can not be proven that the data sample available is representative. You can trash all the warm and cold ages right away. It is a fiction.   2. The in climate pseudo-sci…

Jan 17, 2019 - 10:48pm
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