Us Texans not only can boast of making the U.S.A. energy independent for the first time in seven decades , we also are home to SpaceX launches in Boca Chica, and Blue Origin launches in West Texas (Culberson County).
Cosmetic surgery, it’s not just for the living anymore.... [Read More]
Following is the link to the Inspector General report regarding FISA Abuse and Crossfire Hurricane.
I have a new blog on my blog roll – the site is run by an Orthodox priest and the latest entry (by an associate) is worth a read.
The article is based on the research done by a social anthropologist J.D. Unwin in 1936. He posited that cultural sexual mores correlate with cultural flourishing.... [Read More]
Just posted two days ago on indeed.com is this opening for an “Expert Hedge Fund Advisor”, a part-time position paying US$ 125,000 to 225,000 per year, with The Soul Rider, LLC of San Francisco, California. Extracts from the posting (emphasis and capitals are as in the original):
Using Supernormal Cognition our private fund aspires to provide a 75% accuracy rate in the prediction of near-term financial markets. You will be our private fund’s advisor. Your long expertise and great reputation in financial investments are paramount. You must have 20 years as a financial industry expert AND as an advisor to 10-figure funds.... [Read More]
Congratulations, Ratburger! I remember when you were just a bunch of unhappy BDB sycophants, and now look at you! You ran off and created a safe space where you could complain about BDB all day and all night, and now you’ve managed to go two years without getting
This is our birthday. Please send all gifts to
R Sock... [Read More]
In the [Barna] study of 1,067 US adults, a quarter of respondents said their view of evangelicals was “somewhat negative” or “very negative”, compared to just under a third (30%) who said their perception was “somewhat positive” or “very positive”.
Of the 268 respondents with a negative perception of evangelicals, two thirds (67%) said this attitude was because they felt evangelicals were “too pushy with their beliefs“. Sixty-one per cent said that evangelicals were “hypocritical”, while half said they were “homophobic” and a similar proportion (51%) said “their beliefs are outdated”. …One result that surprised Barna was the large proportion of Millennial Americans (52%) who have a neutral attitude towards evangelicals. ... [Read More]
“There is a lack of research on the effects of oral contraceptives on this small but essential part of the living human brain,” said Michael L. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, professor of radiology at the Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and medical director of MRI Services at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.
Yes, a lack of research. You might think that regular use of a powerful neuroaffective chemical cocktail would have attracted mountains of research. But that is not the case.... [Read More]
9/11 hurt so much. I cried for weeks every time I saw that awful, apocalyptic image of the burning towers. I fantasized: what if the FBI had sent someone to Florida when that flight school operator reported that he had a buncha foreign nationals who only wanted to learn to steer, but not to land? I dreamed,I imagined, how Leno and Letterman woulda made jokes about the idiots who actually thought they could destroy New York City, the Pentagon! with a few box cutters.
Now, thanks to the murders in Pensacola, we find out that our military is training a large number of the 9/11 guys’ countrymen to fly warplanes, apparently without even determining, even inquiring, in advance against whom they might wanna deploy those planes.
What happened to us on 9/11 was so devastating that the only way we could make any sense of it was to entertain the idea that we had somehow deserved it. Like the Flagellant sect during the Black Plague, who whipped their own backs raw so God would see they were punishing themselves, He needn’t trouble Himself to afflict them!
We shoulda gone full Crusader, full Onward Christian Soldiers, put on the Gospel armor, even if only culturally! But we didn’t know what the offending sin had been, so we were afraid to appear “arrogant”, lest the aggrieved power smite us again.
Yes, I’m re-triggered by Pensacola, crying as I write this. O my America!
For a number of years, Simon Templar was one of the most loved writers on the legacy site; but somewhere along the line, something changed. Now, among those who know who he is, it appears that only a handful are willing to defend him. An observer who knows nothing about the situation might assume that where there is smoke there must be fire, and that if so many are rushing to condemn him and so few are willing to defend him, then he must be guilty of something. It’s understandable that some might think that way-it is human nature to think that way. I don’t need to tell anyone that it isn’t conservative to think that way, but humans being human, none of us ever totally live up to the principles we espouse. I certainly haven’t.