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  • Brad Nelson on Movie Review: Operation Finale: That’s interesting background, Steve. As I see it, just to be a normal American puts one somewhat in the position… Dec 11, 10:28
  • Timothy Lane on Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928: Germany wasn't as poor in resources as the Nazis claimed. It was richer by itself than France, Italy, Japan,… Dec 11, 10:12
  • Kung Fu Zu on Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928: I think your analysis of Hitler’s motives is fairly accurate, but one can never ignore his overall plans for Lebensraum.… Dec 11, 09:27
  • Brad Nelson on Re-Imagining Christmas: Dennis Prager has his usual “Say Merry Christmas” column. Prager writes: It was a Jewish-American, Irving Berlin, who wrote… Dec 11, 09:26
  • Timothy Lane on Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928: I hadn't known about the Soviet break-in at the German embassy, but that doesn't really surprise me. Other countries… Dec 11, 08:02
  • Kung Fu Zu on Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928: I am almost at the end of vol. 2, just days before the Wehrmacht invades the Soviet Union. Here… Dec 10, 22:42
  • Steve Lancaster on Movie Review: Operation Finale: Brad, you and I are far too old to hump an 80-100 lb pack 20 miles and fight a battle… Dec 10, 21:06
  • Timothy Lane on Movie Review: Operation Finale: One could also be trained for non-combatant roles. That's what most military personnel do, though they usually have some… Dec 10, 19:05
  • Brad Nelson on Movie Review: Operation Finale: In Western culture we send our best men and women to fight and die to protect the ideals of freedom.… Dec 10, 18:41
  • Steve Lancaster on Movie Review: Operation Finale: Oh, the horror ! That would pollute the ocean cause the ice to melt. We are doomed, doomed I say.… Dec 10, 15:54
  • Timothy Lane on Into Thin Air: I'm not sure they could do it today given how Miles Melloughs comes off -- a stereotypical homosexual who deservedly… Dec 10, 15:37
  • Brad Nelson on Into Thin Air: This book has a general-reader amount of detail regarding climbing (“general reader” as defined, say, in the 1950’s or 60’s,… Dec 10, 15:26
  • Timothy Lane on Into Thin Air: Someone reviewed this in FOSFAX, but I haven't read it. The closest I've come to reading a book about… Dec 10, 14:06
  • Brad Nelson on Into Thin Air: I’m 67% into this so I can confirm the high reviews that this book receives on Amazon. Mt. Everest has… Dec 10, 10:19
  • Timothy Lane on For the West to Live, “Equality” Must Die: One way to fight back against the more extreme equality zealots is exemplified by the chap who advertised for a… Dec 10, 08:11
  • Timothy Lane on Movie Review: Operation Finale: Too bad we can't drop them all in the Arctic Ocean. Dec 10, 07:58
  • Steve Lancaster on For the West to Live, “Equality” Must Die: The progressive left is focused on equality of outcomes and sadly, so are a large number of RINOs. We are… Dec 10, 07:29
  • Kung Fu Zu on Movie Review: Operation Finale: This would seem to make "The Blob" the closest biological relative of bureaucracies. Dec 9, 22:33
  • Timothy Lane on Movie Review: Operation Finale: Bureaucracies tend to grow (a tendency mocked in Mark Clifton's When They Come From Space). So they get ever… Dec 9, 21:59
  • Steve Lancaster on Movie Review: Operation Finale: All of the world's empires suffered from the hubris of bureaucratic excess. Is it because the weight of the… Dec 9, 21:54
  • Timothy Lane on Re-Imagining Christmas: Well, all times are one to God, so he certainly knew about Bing. But Paul was merely human, so… Dec 9, 20:57
  • Timothy Lane on Re-Imagining Christmas: So Yahweh represents the golden mean between unlimited love and unlimited bloodlust. Makes good sense to me. Dec 9, 20:54
  • Brad Nelson on Re-Imagining Christmas: Yahweh, though he could be a vengeful God He certainly didn't like it when the Sodomites tried to have… Dec 9, 20:38
  • Brad Nelson on Re-Imagining Christmas: We can take a leap of faith and just enjoy Christmas because it’s a hell of a lot better than… Dec 9, 20:31
  • Kung Fu Zu on Movie Review: Operation Finale: Eichmann was banal, but that very banality is one of evils strongest assets. Eichmann was the perfect exemplar… Dec 9, 19:21
  • Timothy Lane on Movie Review: Operation Finale: Back in my old house I had numerous books on true crime, including several dealing with the profiling of, and… Dec 9, 15:46
  • Timothy Lane on Re-Imagining Christmas: That also is reflected in his personal morality. Jesus was a far better exemplar than Mohammed. Yahweh, though… Dec 9, 11:41
  • Kung Fu Zu on Re-Imagining Christmas: The Judeo/Christian God is not a god of caprice. The rest are. Dec 9, 10:32
  • Timothy Lane on Re-Imagining Christmas: As someone pointed out here a little while back (speaking of the Bible as a whole), the Gospels are hardly… Dec 9, 10:05
  • Brad Nelson on Re-Imagining Christmas: That's great man-on-the-street reporting, Pat. I'm glad you took the time to instruct this girl. I'm sure you gave her… Dec 9, 09:19
  • Brad Nelson on Re-Imagining Christmas: A very good point, but not necessarily applicable to the original apostles. Don’t forget that their reaction to the seizure… Dec 9, 09:07
  • Kung Fu Zu on Re-Imagining Christmas: If a group that was clearly Christian cannot say Merry Christmas? How are we to recover? I… Dec 8, 12:15
  • pst4usa on Re-Imagining Christmas: An observation. (not so much about this post but on the subject). I was coming out of our local… Dec 8, 12:08
  • Timothy Lane on Re-Imagining Christmas: A very good point, but not necessarily applicable to the original apostles. Don't forget that their reaction to the… Dec 8, 09:36
  • Brad Nelson on Re-Imagining Christmas: There is a big difference between Christ and Mohammed. Sort of like the difference between Mother Theresa and Genghis… Dec 8, 09:29
  • Kung Fu Zu on Re-Imagining Christmas: Even as a teenager, I had a gut feeling/belief that everything that has happened, is happening and will happen is… Dec 7, 21:08
  • Brad Nelson on Re-Imagining Christmas: That's a good distinction, Pat. Merry Christmas. Dec 7, 19:03
  • pst4usa on Re-Imagining Christmas: Brad, I happen to be one of those that think that the Kingdom is now, and that we can choose… Dec 7, 17:24
  • Kung Fu Zu on Re-Imagining Christmas: There is a big difference between Christ and Mohammed. Christ is said to be the son of God, so the… Dec 7, 15:05
  • Kung Fu Zu on A Vision of Light: While perverts and deviants have always been with us, one should never forget that they are overrepresented in the arts,… Dec 7, 14:56
  • Brad Nelson on Re-Imagining Christmas: but the original apostles had observational evidence. They actually knew the truth I think that’s a reasonable statement. And… Dec 7, 14:56
  • Timothy Lane on A Vision of Light: Yes, that's the first book in an extensive series. By the end of it, Simon and Sir Baldwin are… Dec 7, 14:49
  • Timothy Lane on Re-Imagining Christmas: The gnostics were basically intellectual elitists, convinced that only the superior few knew the hidden truth. You can see… Dec 7, 14:44
  • Brad Nelson on A Vision of Light: and Mary showing sympathy for a transvestite at one point even though he or she (I don’t know which it… Dec 7, 14:43
  • Brad Nelson on A Vision of Light: Here’s that book. One of the interesting aspects of “A Vision of Light” (some spoilers coming) is why the… Dec 7, 14:39
  • Timothy Lane on Re-Imagining Christmas: No one today knows from his own observation the truth of Jesus Christ or Mohammed. Their followers may have… Dec 7, 14:38
  • Timothy Lane on A Vision of Light: It's set later, but reason.com has a review of the Mary Queen of Scots movie that seems to indicate a… Dec 7, 14:33
  • Brad Nelson on Re-Imagining Christmas: Were they given the choice to recant and abjure Jesus, and thus go free? Given that the alternative was the… Dec 7, 14:26
  • Brad Nelson on Re-Imagining Christmas: the kingdom of God is at hand, so you’d better be ready for it at any moment. In the… Dec 7, 14:20
  • Timothy Lane on Re-Imagining Christmas: One book I read on the subject noted that Jesus had one basic message: the kingdom of God is… Dec 7, 13:04