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Overpopulation is a Myth

Save the Planet
Overpopulation is a myth. It's one that has been alive and well for over 200 years. What we experience is forced overpopulation better known as overcrowding. In terms of resources and land there is plenty of it. There's a 1000 square feet per person just in Texas if the whole world moved there. That's about 30'x30' each. While that's of course not livable it does give you a good idea of how much l...
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Millennials Want to Fix the Holes in their Heads

Big ear
Well, who ever could have predicted they would someday regret giant lobes and tattoos? The article goes on to say: Call it a strange sign of the times. Some doctors, like Sterman, say they are noticing more and more millennials coming in because their ears have become deformed from overpiercing and need reconstructive surgery. And it's not just ear piercing. Many are seeking to reverse the impul...
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This is Who’s Really to Blame for What’s Wrong With America

Mark Twain
Cops, teachers, religion, gays, drugs, television, video games, bad parents, spoiled kids! They all get the finger of blame pointed at them when people discuss what's wrong with America. Of course individually each have flaws but they aren't what's wrong with our country. It's certainly not the Russians. If you are looking for a group to blame (and blaming groups is popular) then you're in luck! T...
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Progress Isn’t Natural – The Hell You Say?

Life goes on and life finds a way
Mr. Mokyr writes in the Atlantic that progress isn't natural, that humans invented it not too long ago. He gives many philosophical reasons for his thinking. Quotes some historians. They seem to agree that progress came about when people stopped caring about their ancestors. This was a departure from the beliefs of most societies in the past, which were usually given to some measure of “ancestor ...
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TSA Agents Thwart Attack by Giant Teddy Bear!

TSA, in essence, steels this person's property and follows up with a trite post making light of it. TSA posted a photo on their Instagram account captioned in part with this, "Why does this gigantic teddy bear look so sad? He was abandoned by his owners at LAX after the airline and TSA determined that he was just too big to be screened as a carry-on and taken on the plane." Maybe a midget terroris...
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When the State Takes Care of You the State Owns You

they don't vote for freedom
In North Korea people starve because the state doesn't give them enough food but the state also doesn't allow them to do what's needed to make or get their own food. This isn't new and that's important to always remember. This is how it happened in the Soviet Union and how it's happening in Venezuela. It always happens this way. It's one thing for an army to come in and take away your freedom but ...
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Clarence Claus Wrapping Paper Sweetly Racist

Cute little boy at Christmas
IISantaSanta comes from a very old tradition. He was Greek, or perhaps Turkish. Originally known as Saint Nicholas. Though he may have had a tan he was semetic or as is more commonly said, "white". The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Tur...
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Robot Goes Rogue?

cylons
We hear a lot about media bias. This simple story about a robot named Fabo is a good example of how such bias can be subtle. But subtle is often very effective. In this case it's the language used in the headline "Robot Goes Rogue" and in the body of the article, "The aggressor was Fabo". But someone (like me) who actually takes the time to read the article (because I love robots) will find jus...
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Bias Has No Place In Justice – This Juror Should Have Been Replaced

Walter Scott Shooting
It seems that supporting the police is now a terrible thing to do. I got this reply to one of my comments on a Facebook page. It drips with condescension and loathing and for what? Because I wrote two articles on two cases where the police were accused and the evidence showed they weren't guilty. Many, if not most, of the cases put forward and examined in the light of Black Lives Matter hav...
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Textbook Banned in Connecticut for Accurate, but Insensitive Content

Slavery was bad.
Maybe Pink Floyd should have sung "we don't need no public education, we don't need no thought control..." in order to be more accurate. Attacking public education (and make no mistake that's just what I'm doing) brings immediate backlash from people. "Do you want our kids to be stupid?!" "Sure, let the Chinese just pass us up!" "How can our kids compete?" "Teachers are underpaid!" ...
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Propaganda is on a Need to Know Basis

Media spoon feeds the masses
The reason I'm posting this has nothing to do with who Trump picked for EPA chief. That article came this morning and you can read it if you want. This article is about bias in news. Forget what you should know, or what you want to know, this article contains what you "need" to know. As you can imagine the only things you need to know are about climate change, oil, and - wait for it - I'm not k...
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Poverty is the Default State of Mankind & UBI Is Slavery

Dog with money in its mouth
I've read so many articles from those on the left and the right exploring the question, "What causes poverty?" One of my favorite authors, Robert Heinlein said, "Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man." This is actually an inarguable fact. It is objective reality. Man comes out of the womb perhaps less wealthy than any of the ruminants that inhabit our planet. A giraffe,...
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Scott Pruitt – Dangerous-Drilling-Denier Put in Charge of the Hen House

Scott Pruitt is a denier
For those who voted for Donald Trump his choice of EPA chief is a sign that his campaign was more than just rhetorical, more than just the typical promise and forget politics we have all gotten used to. For those who voted against Trump his choice of EPA chief is a sign that the dark demons of Tartarus are rising to consume us all. Just what makes Scott Pruitt so horrible? He doesn't bel...
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Gender “Reassignment” Surgery is Amputation of Healthy Organs and Tissue

Cat Woman
The article linked below is about a 17 year old who has been getting hormones and other medical treatment related to gender reassignment. The process has gotten to the point where the amputation of his penis is being planned. All of this has been done without the permission or knowledge of the boy's parents because he lives on his own. The mother, upon finding out about the upcoming surgery is...
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You’re Queer! You’re a Bigot! Have a Nice Day. See You Tomorrow.

boy or girl...don't know yet
I do spend quite a bit of time talking about and discussing issues relating to homosexual and transgender people. Because of this some may confuse me with a conservative. What I mean by that is that my reasons for discussing this issue, for stating my opinions concerning their causation, is not to say that I want to force these people into a certain lifestyle. My perspective on these issues is one...
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