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Book Review: The Brothers Karamazov

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu7/24/17
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Available for free for Kindle  •  It must be close to thirty years since I tried to read Crime and Punishment. Despite giving it the old college try, I could not get through the book. I found the protagonist, Raskolnikov, to be a tedious, self-absorbed individual who could always find a rationalization for his selfish actions — i.e. a leftist intellectual. More » • (281 views)

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Dangerous

by Steve Lancaster7/23/17
Milo Yiannopoulos  •  I guess just about everyone has heard about Milo. The drama, the riots, the cries of outrage not only from the crazed left, but also the crazed right. It seems there is almost no one he hasn’t pissed off to some degree. However, aside from Britebart readers and a growing following of conservatives and libertarians, not many people know exactly what it is that makes the humble man so volatile and dangerous. More » • (495 views)

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Book Review: The Virginian

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu7/20/17
by Owen Wister  •  For those of a certain age, The Virginian will bring to mind the TV series starring James Drury as the Virginian and Doug McClure as Trampas. Being of that age, I remember the series well, but I did not know it was loosely based on an actual novel. I was not a great fan of the series, but I did not let that stop me from exploring its inspiration. More » • (672 views)

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The Web of Deceit

by Anniel7/19/17
A member of our family has suffered great physical and psychic harm from a very unprofessional lying professional. At the present time I am forbidden to discuss the particulars of this harm. I can only say that the tentacles of lies this person told caused pain and blame to many innocents along the way and ruptured trust between family and friends. More » • (378 views)

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But What About?

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke7/15/17
Trump Jr.’s Email:  Want to Talk About Treason? Okay…  •  The obsession with Donald Trump Jr.’s “Russian” email chain is just the latest example of what the Media/Democrat Party/Establishment Axis does best: engage in misdirection to confuse people about who America’s real enemies are. More » • (778 views)

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Slouching Towards Healthcare Reform

by Jon N. Hall7/7/17
The deadliest structural collapse in American history prior to 9/11 occurred right here in Kansas City at the Hyatt Regency in 1981 when two suspended walkways fell onto a tea dance in the hotel lobby, killing 114 and injuring 216. Emergency physician Dr. Joseph Waeckerle had just finished an eleven-hour emergency room work shift More » • (693 views)

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The Cutting Edge of Diversity

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke6/13/17
Muslim “Refugee” Called Integration Success — Then Slit His Boss’s Throat  •  You can’t make this stuff up. In a news article, migrant hair stylist Mohammad Hussain Rashwani was hailed as a shining example of integration in Germany. Ten months later, which was just a few days ago, an article bore the headline, “Herzberg: Syrian hairstylist slits boss’s throat.” More » • (411 views)

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The 700

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke6/13/17
John McEnroe is Right: Serena Williams Couldn’t Beat Eggs on Men’s Tour  •  It’s a sad time when simple truths cause serious trouble. But that time is now, and a good example is how former number-one tennis player John McEnroe is being excoriated for stating that Serena Williams More » • (791 views)

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Book Review: Conjure Wife

by Timothy Lane6/25/17
by Fritz Lieber  •  Available for Kindle  •  Norman and Tansy Saylor are a typical small-town college faculty couple. He’s a sociology professor — and she’s a witch helping to protect her husband and his career. Norman accidentally discovers this one day when he comes across various supplies he recognizes from his own research in the subject. More » • (542 views)

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Twenty-First Century History

by Steve Lancaster6/25/17
When did history begin? For some Christian Evangelicals, history began with creation some 5000 years ago. For some historians,’ it began with Herodotus in the 5th century BCE. Then, archeologists might contend, history began with the Neolithic cultures that developed along the Tigris and Euphrates river valleys More » • (353 views)

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Book Review: Cardiac Arrest

by Anniel6/21/17
Five Heart-Stopping Years as a CEO on the Feds Hit List. Authors: Howard Root, with Stephen Saltarelli. Available on Kindle.  •  I had decided to review this book some time ago because I thought it was so important, but how to do it justice eluded me. More » • (448 views)

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Movie Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

by Brad Nelson6/19/17
Based upon a book by Ransom Riggs, and directed by Tim Burton, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is yet another X-Men-ish story about how everyone is different and those differences are special…except when they turn us into monsters…in this case, monsters from the mind of Tim Burton. More » • (388 views)

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