My Version of Hell
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Nov 16, 2018 - 12:11pm
My Version of Hell

There is no better therapist than a personal journal.  A journal waits patiently, doesn’t interrupt, argue, criticize, judge, talk back, condemn, nag, or gossip.  It’s there on your terms, when you want it, and it’s essentially free.    It’s also fun and sometimes embarrassing to re-read and see how perspective changes, or how memories differ from the written version.  I’ve kept a journal off and on throughout my life.  I’ve lost some, burned some, and some were stolen.  I prefer writing by hand, as I sit with morning coffee, because there’s no urgency, no need to correct typos, and there’s something inherently satisfying about low-tech pen and paper.    Ten years ago this month, I had entered early retirement, had acquired my first batch of chick…

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America's Loss of Innocence

Over the years we've as a country and a society have seem to have loss our innocence.  Some ways this is a very healthy aspect, other ways its been extremely destructive.  Looking back at the 1960s and 1970s America was laughing and singing to what they didn't seem to know or grasp.  …

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:59am
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Civilizing Trolls

Autumn (bless her heart) recently tried to rationalize with and civilize a resident troll.  I admire the effort and sympathize with the exasperation she must be going through with this guy.  But, trolls and idiots (often redundant) are the price that must be paid for a wide-open venue. …

Nov 14, 2018 - 1:12pm
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Clinton Scandals won't go away

While I hold little hope of Hillary being held accountable for the many crimes she has committed, the cover ups are still working on being exposed.   it has been proven she has committed dozens of felonies.  She violated §2071. Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally (b) Whoeve…

Nov 15, 2018 - 7:38pm
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We've Been Had!

One year ago, I wrote a post titled , highlighting the people that the administration had placed in positions of high responsibility, and detailing their (un)fitness for those same positions. It is now time to revisit this administration, showing how much (or little) progress has occurred in suppo…

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:50am
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THE DEAD CAN DANCE MIDTERMS

THE DEAD CAN DANCE MIDTERMS Now here is a happy election note for one to play on their Horny-Trumpet!   It appears that Dennis Hof, the Trump-Ass-Hole-Like brothel owner, a true total PIG of a man, won his Nevada’s 36th Assembly District by a LANDSLIDE victory.   And it really shows…

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:18pm
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Evidence That Human Activity Has Caused Climate Ch…

First I need to clarify some confusion which arose with my prior article regarding "settled science."  It is settled science that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas.  That was established in 1863 by John Tyndall in England. That lightening is electricity was determined by Ben Franklin in 1…

Nov 15, 2018 - 8:11pm
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  • - Nov 20, 2018 - 7:32pm
  • - by Fmontyr
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Power Trios Rule!

Most of my favorite bands of all time are power trios. I'm not sure why, but I usually don't question such things. All I know is that I like them. Maybe it's because I generally take a minimal and minimalist approach to most things in life. I try to avoid excesses, unless they have something to do w…

Nov 17, 2018 - 11:10am
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Dependent Generations...

What is the best way to raise the poor out of poverty? That is a question more complicated than first one might assume. The reason is simply because there are many paths that lead one to poverty in the first place. Generational inertia, lack of education, training, skills, initiative, illness, menta…

Nov 18, 2018 - 3:16pm
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Tightening the Tether on the Tasteless Tech

As economies have moved forward, more and more complex arrangements, instruments, and machines have come into existence. For example, the reason we can make music earbuds so small now is because of rare earth magnets, made of praseodymium, which is mined in the U.S., China, Russia, Australia, and In…

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:26pm
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Why not everyone should vote

The authors of the Constitution never considered for a moment that every person in the country would vote. They expected States to implement some criteria, a test for financial sensibility. In many States it was "landowner" - a feat which required first the ability to purchase the land (which might …

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:40pm
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  • - Nov 20, 2018 - 9:50pm
  • - by Bill
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INFLUENCER ? OLDFLUENCER !

  There's not one day I don't read anything about some INFLUENCER. Whether I read an online paper, or I'm on LinkedIn, or I snatch one of those free daily papers we get here in Switzerland - all the time influencer x or influencer y has greatly influenced some people's POV or product sales. &#…

Nov 16, 2018 - 6:19am
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Stan Lee 1922-2018

I want to give tribute to a man who is changed the world for all of us. I am talking about Stan Lee; Mr. Marvel who has definitely changed the way Comic Books are written and read including the co-creator of Spider-man, The Avengers, The X-Men, Fantastic Four, Dr. Strange, and other Marvel character…

Nov 17, 2018 - 4:36pm
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  • - Nov 19, 2018 - 6:15am
  • - by Ken
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ARRIVING IN THE U.S.

  First time in the U.S.....   I remember when we were flying into L.A. from Papeete/Tahiti end of 1979, got out of the plane and didn't know where to go. It was about 1am, and we remembered that there was supposed to a nice town some way up north called Santa Barbara. But we were tired a…

Nov 19, 2018 - 5:49am
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DIMMS Call for Florida & Arizona to Count Illegal…

Every day the wave of immigrant travel a little farther through Mexico towards America. In reality Mexico does not choose to send them back by force so they continue coming. It is obvious that someone is paying the vehicles owners to transport them toward America. Those that pay for the caravan have…

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:54pm
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What Happens When You Die?

Most people say there is nothing beyond this life, because they are either naive to what the Bible says or they are in full denial.   The Bible says: “The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.” Therefore, when we die, we …

Nov 17, 2018 - 9:47pm
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What A Good Education System Should Be Like!!

Putting together a good education system isn't too hard to do.   Step 1 - Fund it properly.   Step 2 - Pay Teachers well.  You only get brilliant teachers by attracting in the best. Our kids are the future. They deserve the best. If you want to attract in the best, brightest graduates…

Nov 19, 2018 - 4:23pm
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HAVING KIDS....

  ... is the greatest thing one can have in his life. No, it's not about giving your genes to a follower...it's like....you see when your kid is born. I was watching the birth of all my kids live and on screen, and I washed them right after birth.   So small, so helpless, so....no, not be…

Nov 14, 2018 - 4:28am
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An old take of mine on Texas secession from 2011

Governor Rick Perry has made a few remarks indicating that Texas secession might be a possibility, remarks whose tone indicated he might be sympathetic to those who advocated such a thing.   Interesting. For those of you who are denizens of what would, in that event, presumably become the …

Nov 17, 2018 - 6:42pm
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Onward to America With the Complicity of Europe an…

  Explication: The Spaniards, with their rapes and other atrocities, produced the Hispanics—(His) panics, the theft of nations’ treasures, the destruction of their cities, and the pestilence of diseases. To label the people in the caravan as the disease-laden horde from hell is inco…

Nov 19, 2018 - 7:54am
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Something very, very bad has happened to the Democ…

Everyone who has been around awhile knows that something very, very bad has happened to the Democrat party in recent years.  Opinions differ to why this very, very bad thing has happened - but all who have eyes to see and ears to hear know that something wicked this way comes.   These peop…

Nov 19, 2018 - 10:05am
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The Disunited Europe

  (Written in autumn of 2017)   The long-gone referendum on the British exit from the European Union has recently become a subject of very active discussion. It would seem that there is nothing to talk about here, since the results of the referendum have long been summed up, the Brexit su…

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:43pm
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The Cause of the Tragic Paradise Fire

I noted a new post which mentions the ongoing tragedy of the Camp Fire in Northern California. So I thought this would be a good time to paint a picture of the main factors behind this terrible loss of life and property in Butte Co, California. In this post I can provide pictures/screenshots of the …

Nov 12, 2018 - 9:44pm
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