Taking a Knee
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Sep 26, 2017 - 2:34pm
Taking a Knee

The controversy over NFL Players taking a knee during the National Anthem to protest the deaths of young Black men at the hands of police departments, in cities large and small across the United States, reminded me of something.   In the mid-1990s I worked my way through graduate school, among other things, by working as a security guard. One of the things I did as part of my job was to train new people on some of the sites I worked at. One of those trainees was another graduate student, who was a retired Lieutenant in the police department of a large local city.   Like many former cops he was intelligent and voluble. It was a few years after the Rodney King incident and the LA Riots. We began talking about this between patrols of the site, an industrial plant.    . He said he started as a cop in the summer of 1969, th…

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A Ghetto By Any Other Name

Yesterday a member of our illustrious group defined a ghetto as "a place where white folks can't go, except to buy drugs or black women."   Now, this left me in stunned amazement.  My first reaction was to laugh, my second was to help the poor fellow out.  Alas, my efforts came to nau…

Oct 3, 2017 - 12:25pm
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  • - Oct 17, 2017 - 9:45pm
  • - by John G
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Moral Panic of 2017

People are overlooking the obvious reasons for the chaos in America.   America, the early adopters in social media and alternate news sources, is on the forefront of social reform.  Just as the printing press caused an upheaval and revolutions in many societies, the internet is causin…

Oct 17, 2017 - 11:26am
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What is a

Today gender is being redefined as a choice but that's a little like saying Gay People are "normal".  Both are distorted interpretations of existing words intentionally misused by people with agendas.   Normal has always had it's roots in statistics and never included anything unusual incl…

Sep 24, 2017 - 9:54am
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Unicorn Society of Today

Most Americans want the impossible. Politicians in both parties have lied about the issues so much, that this creates confusion. They simply cannot give the American people what they want, because they want the impossible. Politicians created the situation by telling us that we can have it all when …

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:50pm
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  • - Oct 3, 2017 - 4:26am
  • - by John G
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How to debate the subject of inequality with liber…

Of all the issues that separate liberals from conservatives, I’d argue inequality is the one where the two sides are the furthest apart on.  Typically liberals vent about the pay of corporate CEOs or bankers and compare their salaries to minimum wage workers, teachers or anyone that gets …

Oct 2, 2017 - 8:22am
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The neo-Luddites and their apples

Just to dispose of some inattentive readers' attacks:   is defined quite well. The above diagram includes a lot of known pseudo-sciences, superstitions, conspiracy theories etc. It mentions one of the most dangerous: the anti-vaxxers, the people who one of these days could be the undoing …

Oct 15, 2017 - 4:49am
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Solving America's Race Problem

Name calling has turned into an artform as political hatchet men go about trying to destroy their adversaries. It seems civility is the first casualty of the modern PC culture. The left has essentially declared war, with nothing off the table as far as tactics are concerned. Made up terms like homop…

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:19am
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  • - Oct 20, 2017 - 9:58pm
  • - by MJ
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How to Read Music — Part I : Pitch

How the Pitch of a Musical Tone is Notated.   In western culture, music is written and read by means of a notation— an arbitrarily chosen set of symbols — that had been developed and codified by the 13th century. The notation is still used today.   The originators of the notati…

Oct 14, 2017 - 10:05pm
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The Decline and Fall of Which Empire?

  Empires die, if they are lucky, with a whimper, not a bang. On October 14, 2017, Memorial Stadium in Lincoln Nebraska let out a huge whimper. On that night, the team representing the University of Nebraska laid down and allowed Ohio State to eviscerate the Husker's defense. Meanwhile, the Oh…

Oct 19, 2017 - 1:55pm
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Let Us Simply Say Goodbye! My Rant

  So after the last election, I have decided none of the political spectrum in this Country have any of We the People in mind. All any care about is if they will be re-elected. Some want to go backwards., they say those were the best of times, I see no point in going backwards. Some want all fo…

Oct 11, 2017 - 2:38pm
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On cognitive privilege and other animals

  Don't even try to look for the definition of cognitive privilege in the dictionaries, it is too new. There is a definition of  , though, that brings us close to the subject. The cognitive elite of a society, according to Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray, are those having higher…

Sep 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
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PEOPLE ARE COLOR CODED

There is no other explanation for the behavior of Blacks and Browns. No matter how much they are GIVEN, they still demand more. They look at White people who struggle to better themselves, and say they are privileged. After 200 years of white Americans fighting and dying to raise them up, they conti…

Sep 30, 2017 - 10:10pm
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THE PUERTO RICAN SHUFFLE!

  THE PUERTO RICAN SHUFFLE! Well you can’t beat Trump out Trumping Trump in his goal of being the dumbest retard that has entered into the White House of the United States of America. And Tubularsock isn’t interested in giving those that are dealing with retardation a bad name. And…

Oct 5, 2017 - 1:47pm
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The world is out of control - where's Superman?

The world has changed enormously over these last 500 years and not always for the better. Since Columbus ‘discovered’ the Americas and put into motion the events that led to the genocide of the Incas and North American Native Indians, the setting up of the United States, Cana…

Oct 13, 2017 - 7:55pm
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SIXTH MAJOR HURRICANE IN THE ATLANTIC!

This time she's Ophelia, a Category 3 who's sideswiping the Azores. This is probably the first time since the Eemian period that a Cat-3 hit the Azores. Category 3 Hurricane Ophelia. Let's see: there's Harvey (Cat 4), Irma (Cat 5), Jose (Cat 4), Maria (Cat 5), Lee (Cat 3), and Ophelia …

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:05pm
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Know Your Enemy

  I find this entire Donald Trump argument irrelevant.  Donald Trump is not the true problem,  he is a result. Whether you support him or not he's not driving the train.   The elite classes of corporate,  finance and military run the country and control the politicians. …

Sep 26, 2017 - 8:26pm
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Dr. Seuss the Racist! Claims Librarian After Melan…

If you had any doubts that the Left in America hasn't gone off the deep end yet, this story should erase all doubt.      Funny how former First Lady Michelle Obama used to read Dr. Seuss at her library appearances and there was never a complaint then.  The article prompted me t…

Sep 29, 2017 - 4:34pm
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Gluttony, Greed, and a Guiltless Global Economy

So many of the armchair economists claim the stagnation of wages in the U.S. are just “market forces” and are a consequence of the “global economy.” There is at least one economist who doesn’t think so. Not only does he offer the definitive reason for the stagnation, he…

Oct 2, 2017 - 6:45pm
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Why I live in Thailand

Some of the idiots who post on WB have accused me of not being a GOOD AMERICAN, because I live in Thailand! So I decided to re post an old article on why I live here. Let me assure you that I love the American Ideal, but America is not living up to it's ideals right now, and there is nothing I can d…

Oct 4, 2017 - 4:45pm
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Terrorism is not as bad as we are led to believe.

  Every death is a tragedy. Every injury too. Terrorism is deplorable, evil and disgusting. The fact that somebody actually sits down in cold blood and plans ways to kill and mutilate innocent civilians is almost beyond belief. Those people are heartless scum. The act is somehow made worse when…

Oct 7, 2017 - 7:16pm
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  • - Oct 18, 2017 - 4:01pm
  • - by John G
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Climate Future?

Climate Change has troubled me for years now. I remember back in the late 1970's a huge hole in the ozone layer appeared due to the use of CFC's (Chlorofluorocarbons) used in everything from air conditioners to propellant in aerosol cans.   As the years rolled on, I remember quite a few warning…

Oct 19, 2017 - 1:29pm
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NASA . . . Wave Goodbye

I love the US space program.  I love everything that a future may hold with a successful space program.  However, I don't live in a Star Trek episode . . . there is a reality which dreamers must know.  A reality about the cost and risks of space exploration and travel — the…

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:35am
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