Spiritual Question 2

Does God exist ?

Possible answers:

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Maybe
  4. Lots of gods exist; which one do you mean?
  5. I am God.
  6. We are all gods.
  7. Some of us will become gods.

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Worthy Nominations.

On the post titled “Priceless Expressions” by @trinitywaters,  @robertmcreynolds posed the query “Who exactly do we expect to be indicted?”

I don’t know who, if anyone, will be indicted, however, thinking about his query, my mind brought forward a few memes I’d seen recently that featured some folks I’d personally like to see indicted.... [Read More]

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Charles Lindbergh, who knew?

I didn’t know that during WWII, Charles Lindbergh visited the flyers of P-38 Lightnings and he taught them how to get phenomenal mileage from their planes.

Everywhere Lindbergh went in the South Pacific, he was accorded the normal preferential treatment of a visiting colonel, although he had resigned his Air Corps Reserve colonel’s commission three years before. In Hollandia, Lindbergh attached himself to the 475th FG, flying P-38s. Although new to the aircraft, Lindbergh was instrumental in extending the range of the P-38 through improved throttle settings, or engine-leaning techniques, notably by reducing engine speed to 1,600 rpm, setting the carburetors for auto-lean and flying at 185 mph (298 km/h) indicated airspeed which reduced fuel consumption to 70 gal/h, about 2.6 mpg.... [Read More]

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Monday Meals: Asparagus Glut

Without doubt, spring is here.  Violets are in bloom all over the lawns, and half a bushel of asparagus is hauled in every couple of days.  Any ideas what to do with it?

I hear there are steamers and vertical cylinders and so on.  Right now my go-to method involves a big flat pan with a tight lid. Line the spears up in there; cover barely, just barely, halfway with water; apply the lid; bring to a simmer.  A dramatic color change will impress you:  as soon as they heat up they turn very bright green. So stand right there and be ready to shut it all down and yank them out after about two minutes – before that bright green color begins to dull.... [Read More]

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Peak IT, or Productivity Lost

Things used to be better.

For power-users such as myself, the days of sensible and consistent applications seem to be over.  It is not the case that things were ever perfect, or all that they could or should be.  But at some point between the days of PPP and nights of Wi-Fi, there was a time when each of the commonly known systems seemed tuned to a handful of use cases.  I respectfully submit that this was not a function merely of stereotyping and marketring, but that before every system tried to be all things to all people, software and operating systems were tuned to task.... [Read More]

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Pro-Life Democrats on the run

The Pro-Life Democrats are in a tough spot.   Most of their colleagues are gone.   They could hold their caucus in a Prius.   Justice Democrats and Emily’s List are looking to fund primary challengers against them.

The Democrat Party is the Party of Death.   There is no room any more for a pro-life Democrat.   Abortion is a sacrament of the Left, and the Party demands loyalty to a core principle.   In this case the core principle is killing babies.   The murderous Democrats will carry out a purge of their own members who dare to support any limits on abortion.... [Read More]

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Enemy of the People –Antifa connections

RedState has an interesting post up about recent work by Dr. Eoin Lenihan to establish that a scattered collection of journalists have multiple ties to Antifa.

Antifa, yeah, those guys.   The violent mask-wearing thugs who roughed up Trump fans and shut down some free speech rallies.   Real terrorists.... [Read More]

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William Phelps Eno’s Rules of the Road

This is a post prompted by questions from Ms. Sawatdeeka about traffic flow and traffic rules. Where did the rules of the road come from? Our story begins in New York City in the 1870s. A nine-year old boy was riding in a carriage with his mother and they got caught in a traffic jam. Horses had to be backed up with a wagon and another carriage, and an hour was spent sorting things out before anyone could proceed.

That was typical for any city and had been the way of things for centuries. People would go the best way they could. Traffic was a problem wherever you went, but at the speed of horsedrawn carriages and wagons, crashes were rare.... [Read More]

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When did the future become “futuristic?”

It recently occurred to me that people in the past didn’t always anticipate the future with such optimism, nor did they try to predict what great developments would be in store in years to come. Furthermore, even though we would expect to be dazzled if transported to the future, if an individual centuries ago were bumped from one era to one several hundred years later, he might well be unimpressed and far prefer the technology of his own time to what he was seeing from his descendants.

On the other hand, even though in some ways, pre-steam engine, electric lights, germ theory, indoor plumbing, and photography eras are all alike to us development-wise—pretty flat until the spike of the last couple hundred years—there could be significant changes that a time traveler from one past era to another would encounter. What developments from the past do we take for granted, but would impress and intrigue a newcomer to the era? What would be unimpressive?... [Read More]

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Bridge of Spies (2015)

Bridge of Spies (2015) is another excellent film from Steven Spielsberg and Tom Hanks. It was a United States and German international co-production.

My Film Group settled down with their wine, chips and chocolate, and were glued to the screen for the 141 minutes the film took to show. Afterwards, during our discussion around the film, everyone expressed their admiration for the film, and said how much they had enjoyed it.... [Read More]

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A Warrior Class of Their Own

This is the title of a recent article I read in the Washington Examiner on the Green Berets, the U.S. Army’s most elite fighting force. Recently and rightfully so, the Navy SEALs have received quite a bit of attention particularly after the release of Clint Eastwood’s powerful film American Sniper.

This article further documented the continuous growth and innovation of our military and it made me proud, so I am anxious to share:... [Read More]

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