Monthly Archives: February 2017


The Key to History Is Eternity

by Anniel2/27/17
Each of us, in my opinion, is an eternal being with lives that have meaning beyond ourselves. I have written before of our granddaughter Eliza, known as Red, and the possibilities of her life (ST, Looking Backward to Understand the Present, 8/6/16). More » • (498 views)

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The Tens – Writing and Roots

by Deana Chadwell2/26/17
I am a conservative – i.e. a person who wants to conserve those parts of our national past that have proven effective. America found the formula for maximum freedom and therefore for maximum prosperity. More » • (477 views)

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Reflections this side of The Undiscovered Country

by Glenn Fairman2/26/17

The world contains more sorrow than our hearts can bear. And yet, against all reason, we persist in our struggle for love and light. Indeed, it is all about love and loss in this place of fragile humanity More » • (569 views)

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The City

by Steve Lancaster2/25/17
The streets are crowded with immigrants who live in tenements with entire families in one room. There is no fresh water to drink or bathe and garbage, feces and urine are dumped into a street already filthy from the waste of animals. More » • (728 views)

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Gorging on Tapir

by Jon N. Hall2/24/17
Paleontologists have recently unearthed compelling new evidence suggesting that for most of the early Pleistocene, the instincts of Man’s proto-human ancestors were severely attenuated. Although there are still disagreements in the scientific community over certain particulars of the raw data More » • (655 views)

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Murdering Philosophy

by Glenn Fairman2/22/17

As any acolyte who earnestly yearns for the golden prize of transcendent philosophical wisdom will attest, the 20th century has not been good for the old girl. Logical positivism, Scientistic empiricism More » • (1044 views)

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Brick and Mordor

by Brad Nelson2/21/17

You know what’s annoying? Waiting in line to pay for something while the guy ahead of me takes five minutes filling out some stupid “club card.” More » • (641 views)

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Recipe: Crock-Pot Chili

by Brad Nelson   2/20/17

This recipe is for maximizing the output of a 6.5 quart slow cooker. This is very convenient for preparing the night before and having for lunch or dinner the next day. I’ve made this at 8:00 pm at night and had it the next day for lunch. It doesn’t seem to overcook. More » • (774 views)

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Self Deception and Evil

by Glenn Fairman2/19/17

The refusal to recognize the fundamental aspects of reality do not absolve us from the laws or authority that governs them, just as stepping off a ledge with the belief that one may not fall will prove catastrophic. Ignorance of the rules of the world can be plead by children, but in adults it is rank insanity. More » • (714 views)

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Swimming in Lies

by Anniel2/19/17
My mother decided my older brother and I needed to learn to swim. When I was nine she enrolled us in classes at the local municipal swimming pool, but for some forgotten reason, I attended the first class without my brother. More » • (842 views)

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Tax Cuts for the Little People

FederalDebtby Jon N. Hall2/13/17
The individual income tax is the largest source of revenue to the largest operation on Earth: the U.S. federal government. In fiscal 2015, the individual income tax alone brought in $1,540,802 million to the feds, or just over $1.54T. More » • (488 views)

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Sea of Glory

Suggested by Brad Nelson • The U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842 set out to map the entire Pacific Ocean. It arguably discovered the continent of Antarctica and collected material for what would become the basis of the Smithsonian Institution.
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