Of Toys and Termination
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Oct 20, 2018 - 4:09am
Of Toys and Termination

The Transitional Object Paradigm It’s almost as if it is “bring your toy day” at school. All of the students have their toys, held close to them, asking if they can play with them in every class. They have many reasons for keeping the toys close, such as their importance in their lives and how they must stay connected. The toys have become the transitional object, or comfort object, or that toy that you had, like Linus and his blanket in the Peanuts cartoon strip. They’ve grown up with the toy. Their parents’ were proud when they played with the toy and won games on the toy when they were young. But soon, the toy became a distraction from reality. Some of the young students preferred the toy to real life, and they entered a life where the toy was master of their lives.  The cell phone, the toy, has been …

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Scaremongering IPCC Tries To Revive Climate Hyster…

Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee) in The Wicker Man (1973)   Those discredited jokers, gropers and fake scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have surpassed themselves in the idiocy stakes in their latest report (Summary for Policy Makers linked below). It is …

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:49am
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Feudalism 2.0

   There used to be a time when kings and queens and other aristocrats ruled what we call the Western world now - with a little help of the pope.....then came the time of "enlightenment", remember Martin Luther, or, as a better example, Thomas Müntzer, who lived at the same time and …

Oct 20, 2018 - 9:11am
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Leftist: incapable of operating in a free society

  If you can't distinguish between an action and a suggestion you have a mental disorder.   If you can't distinguish between disagreeing with someone and a attack or act of aggression you have a dangerous mental disorder.   Most liberals are not sick but an increasingly large fraction…

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:16pm
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Am I Brainwashed?

I recently had a rather vociferous debate about our Canadian Prime Minister, specifically how good a job he has done since being elected two years ago. Frustrated that he could not convince me of the exact opposite, declared that I was "brainwashed".  This is a common scenario that happens…

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:41am
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A misplaced article of faith

This was originally posted elsewhere on Sept. 12, 2011. I’ve edited it slightly.   When I listen to arguments I pay particularly close attention to assumptions. I’ve found that most of the time the real issues are found here rather than in what’s being said. Lately, I’ve…

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:36am
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Tragicomic Cases of Treachery

America has always had its share of traitors and turncoats, starting with perhaps the most famous one, Benedict Arnold, and continuing to the present day. Although Edward Snowden is being presented as more of a whistleblower, he is in fact a traitor in every sense of the word. A citizen of one natio…

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:00pm
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Clamping Down on Glamping

Have you heard of glamping? Apparently it means glam camping, which in turns means glamorous camping, which in turn means camping in luxury and style. This continued shortening of words and terms is the topic of a whole other blog. I'll just say here that by the beginning of the next decade someone …

Oct 21, 2018 - 11:39am
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Most gun toting criminals are Democrats!

Let's have a little fun with the numbers, did you know that most gun toting criminals are Democrats?  Yup it's a fact, 67.97% gun murders were committed by Democrats.  That leads to some obvious conclusions:   Republicans aren’t violent, compared to DemocratsIf Democr…

Oct 15, 2018 - 8:23pm
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Dumb Asses

I again am reminded of just how stupid people in the West have become, particularly the "do gooders" that think anyone not of Western Culture must be miserable, oppressed and needs to be "freed." No wonder the US (and usually the Brits along for the ride) is allowed to wage low level wars everywhere…

Oct 16, 2018 - 11:30am
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Stephen Hawking - Parting shots for Brexit and Tru…

Stephen Hawking - the greatest mind of modern times - gave a speech that he had recorded shortly before his death in which he lambasted both Brexit and Trump, which he saw as great dangers to the future of mankind.   In the final speech, which was aired yesterday at the launch of his last book …

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:11pm
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Racial Disharmony

I expect a lot of hateful comments on this article; after all, it is a very sensitive subject that has been ongoing for more than a century and has gotten even worse over the last half-century by the liberal media and the leftists. But I’m going to write it anyway as part of my right of expres…

Oct 17, 2018 - 3:10pm
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Welfare:  Yes, please!

I ran into a republican the other day, and as we exchanged pleasantries, I noticed he had a content smile on his face where normally he had a frown.  Curious as to what changed his demeanor, I inquired as to why his spirits seemed to have lifted.  He then explained how his fortunes changed…

Oct 18, 2018 - 12:08pm
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Icons of Corruption (originally posted July 14)

...of the Judiciary:  Brett Kavanaugh There will be a shared pretense of Senators carefully considering the Supreme Court nominee's record, of interviewing him privately and publicly to hear his noncommittal responses, followed by both sides lining up around party lines for the final advise-and…

Oct 19, 2018 - 12:13pm
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Compare Senator Warren to Actual Indians

Elizabeth Warren's claim of affirmative action status based on being an American Indian was completely bogus. Almost any tribal affiliation requires 1/8. Warren has 1/64 tops, and more likely 1/1024.  That likely means Warren in 99.9% white. The affirmative action status is supposed to com…

Oct 17, 2018 - 6:34pm
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The Republican plan to starve the poor, forbid Bla…

I figured I needed a lurid title to fit in here and I noticed that most of them are from Republicans, so I decided in the interest of balance that my side needed one. 

Oct 20, 2018 - 1:46pm
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2018 Midterms:  Some Fearless/Fearful Predictions

Confusion will be my EpitaphAs I crawl a cracked and broken pathIf we make it we can all sit back and laughBut I fear tomorrow I'll be crying--Epitaph, King CrimsonI'm thinking of the song lyrics above as an epigram for the elections themselves, or for one, or mor…

Oct 21, 2018 - 4:50pm
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Celestial Billiards

  Earlier this year I wrote about some of the risks facing humanity. I’ve begun to expound on those risks with additional information. Here is the first risk in the list, Celestial Billiards.   One risk we face that is certainly out of our control involves our environment. Not the e…

Oct 21, 2018 - 7:06pm
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The relationship between CO2 and warming IS establ…

Can we agree that the planet is warming, and that the chief cause is human activities including fossil fuel combustion?    Yes, or no? If no, you are being dishonest and disingenuous, and you should be honest about what part of AGW you disagree with, as well as a lack of k…

Oct 20, 2018 - 4:18am
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A way of conceptualizing comparative wealth and wh…

This began life as a post elsewhere in 2011 but is heavily edited.   We throw a lot of numbers around when talking about wealth. A million, a billion, they’re big numbers. However, when we look at those numbers, we don’t really visualize what they mean. In order to make the scale ob…

Oct 22, 2018 - 11:15am
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Kavanaugh and the party of dead babies

    The real reason the party of dead babies was and is so incensed over the new Justice Kavanaugh, they are afraid abortion on demand, at any time, for any reason, may be restricted. Yes, aborting a child with Downs is sick, but then so is aborting a girl child simply because she is a g…

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:58pm
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Could We Actually Achieve

Everybody knows ‘the speed of light’ is fast. The only thing faster is Chuck Norris, who, the legend goes, can turn out the lights and be under the covers before the room gets dark.     But just how fast is light?   And does it always move the exact same speed? Can we use…

Oct 20, 2018 - 5:44pm
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Socialism:  Yes, please!

Hello!  My dad is a veteran who uses the VA for medical and psychological care.  I recently discovered that my white republican neighbors do not like the VA even though they are not veterans. That seems strange to me.  Why would white non-veterans not like the VA?   Just to clari…

Oct 21, 2018 - 12:35am
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  • - Oct 23, 2018 - 12:43am
  • - by Ken
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