Music in the DNA
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Jun 19, 2018 - 5:59pm
Music in the DNA

 Recently, I had an interaction with Pardero where I sent him a link to   in a bowling alley  with Dead Flowers being played by Townes Van Zandt. He  responded with a link of Townes doing a live rendition  of his  .  During the interaction Dave Volek expressed his appreciation of Townes.   I took a few minutes off of work to listen and enjoy and I realized my goosebumps were not just because of the music, but also because of a form of human communication, something that I treasure. Afterwards there were some interesting discussion of music on one of opher’s recent posts.   My father couldnt hear a teapot whistling on the stove due to too many artillary shells in the Army. Anyway, i never saw him tap his feet. But my mother was of Austrian descent, Austrian immigr…

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Children as Weapons

I was on my way to a meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers in the Green Zone. We went from Camp Victory, close to Baghdad Airport, down route Irish . We were protected by South African Mercenaries, similar to Black Water. The last armored vehicle, a modified Ford Explorer, housed a heavy machine …

Jun 19, 2018 - 2:27am
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  • - Jun 21, 2018 - 9:22am
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How the Desire to Unite Divides Us

  We all have an inherent desire to be around people that are similar to us, be it similar in appearance, similar in interests or similar in beliefs, but is this really a good thing? Is it possible that our desire to belong actually alienates us?   Human nature is an interesting if not fi…

Jun 19, 2018 - 9:35pm
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A Lasting Peace

The last recorded fight between Indian tribes, which resulted in scalped victims, occurred in the 1920s, not far from where I was raised and less than 30 yrs before I was born. I grew up among the rough characters who rode on that sortie and being steeped in both the ways of their kin, whose w…

Jun 19, 2018 - 8:04pm
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Governments and Glaciers

Glaciers and Governments What does the government want? How does it behave? What are prospects for its citizens? These are modern questions. Formerly, we know the answers well, at least in hindsight. Government has grown, and new goals and motives are gradually evolving, though ever more slowly. But…

Jun 20, 2018 - 5:30pm
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Do not engage with those suffering from TDS!

It's a new rule that the Surgeon General has proposed. TDS is now classified as a mental disorder, and it's tale tale indicators are vile hate Trump monolog's, partaking of MSM propaganda, faux outrage at manufactured crises, and general bad mood towards everything and everyone.   If you or som…

Jun 20, 2018 - 11:17am
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John Still

John was three years older than I. He always had a great smile and enjoyed the role of the class clown. Whenever he was, he was the center of attention. Unlike other boys of a dominating nature at my school, John was no bully. It seemed he preferred the company of older kids, but  I don't recal…

Jun 19, 2018 - 1:02pm
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SLOW DOWN....

    I'm sitting here all by myself and am just wond'ring what's on the shelf   'cos I look up but don't see clear do kind of fear sight disappears   I mean get older seems no big deal but when you feel it it becomes real   The train is coming hey hurry up ! just get on runn…

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:33am
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Science and Transgenderism

A man with a female body can conceive, give birth, and breast feed a baby. If advancements in medical technology made it possible for surgeons to transplant your head to the body of a man, would you then view yourself as a woman with a male body or would you then view yourself as a man?   Femal…

Jun 20, 2018 - 9:40pm
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The Deep State

Hitler and the Brown Shirts were the most successful Color Revolution in history closely followed by Lenin/Trotsky and the Reds.   One need only look at the current state of affairs in the U.S. to understand the power and scope of these inhuman monsters. Given the thorough corruption of institu…

Jun 20, 2018 - 11:50am
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Happy Summer Solstice All!  A Story of a Forest an…

Being the longest day of the year, Mrs. Junior and I packed a picnic and took our old Golden Retriever, Chauncey, out to our private Inverness in Santa Ysabel, California.  We play a childish game to celebrate escaping the city as we drive through the cattle, sheep and goat ranches.  There…

Jun 21, 2018 - 4:44am
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THE SOLUTIONS AGAINST UNEMPLOYMENT RESULTING FROM…

Fernando Alcoforado *   Martin Ford, a futurist and author dedicated to the study of artificial intelligence, robotics and the impact on employment, said that researchers at Oxford University published in 2013 a detailed study of the impact of computing on employment in the United States, consi…

Jun 15, 2018 - 3:25pm
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Wealth of Nations Synopsis

Adam Smith’s landmark book, Wealth of Nations, published in 1776, is a 500-plus page treatise on economics, oft cited bur rarely read, except by economists and masochists like me.  If you can overlook Smith’s sing-song style, his tediousness, repetition, generalizations, vague and …

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:37pm
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My two-pronged immigration solution

1.  I like what Hungary has done with the DMZ approach. Everyone gets the opportunity for a hearing. While you wait for your turn you are welcome to stay in our buffer area. Tired of waiting? By all means head home, you are free to go at any time. Ergo, if you are truly fleeing persecution you …

Jun 20, 2018 - 3:21pm
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The Amateur Hour

Amateur - 3. A person inexperienced or unskilled in a particular activity   The United States is conducting an experiment. An experiment that affects each and every person inside of the country, and many others around the world. This experiment involves turning over the operation of the execut…

Jun 13, 2018 - 9:24pm
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The liberal male: An endangered and vanishing spec…

WB has seen it's share of liberal males.  They are pretty easy to spot.  They are the ones who wisely parrot what the liberal schools and media sagely tell us is so, and when you disagree and point out reality and facts, proceed to call you a bigot, a homophobe, an Islamophobe, a sexist, a…

Jun 16, 2018 - 10:45pm
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Separating children from Illegals who get arrested…

If you're family is starving and you get arrested for shoplifting and you have your kids with you, they will be taken away from you before you get taken to into custody.  If you get busted driving under the influence your kids will be taken from you before you are taken into custody.  If y…

Jun 17, 2018 - 11:48pm
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Movie Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

As all fourteen of my regular readers know, I'm easily entertained. Butterflies, flowers, dumb eighties sitcoms, there's a good chance I'll sit through them all as long as they're not Kardashian-type "reality" TV shows.   So yes, I was entertained by Solo: A Star Wars Story, and would definitel…

Jun 13, 2018 - 3:56am
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Book Review: Ebola in the Garden of Eden

I've had this book on my Kindle Reader for a few months. Somehow another read of the two Foundation prequels got in the way of this book. BTW, you should read these two novels, Asimov gives lots of prophetic signs of a declining civilization.    Getting back to Ebola, I just started it a c…

Jun 17, 2018 - 4:32am
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I tackle poetry ... and get slammed

            My wife is taking a poetry class this year, so I, being a writer, decided to take a crack at writing poetry myself.               Why didn’t someone stop me?   &#…

Jun 19, 2018 - 3:05am
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My Discovery of Jazz

While watching some YouTube videos of some of my all-time favorite acts, I happened upon one that featured the great Neil Peart playing at a Buddy Rich tribute back in the early 90's. One thing led to another, and before I knew it, I became a (belated) Jazz fan. Its no-nonsense and improvisational-l…

Jun 12, 2018 - 9:45pm
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Asylum seekers are immigrating legally

Asylum seekers are immigrating legally. Pres. Obama did not jail asylum seekers. Nor did he separate children of asylum seekers from their families. Remember the "catch and release" program that conservatives hated? And when have Democrats jailed the fathers of minority babies in order to create the…

Jun 19, 2018 - 12:12pm
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Trump has been following a Nazi play book from the…

It is not surprising to see the Nazi parallels in Trump's word choice. He has been following many Nazi guidelines since he got into the race. Riling up the crowd and inciting them towards violence, disdain for other countries, parties and the press, dehumanizing anyone he sees as an enemy.   Th…

Jun 21, 2018 - 9:07am
 
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