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Month: April 2017

Has CWII Begun?

Not my president
Something was wrong in America. In the mid-1800s it was a great disconnect between the southern states and the northern states that mostly centered on the issue of slavery but also include expansionism and states rights. The Republican Party was created as an antislavery party. In 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States. As a Republican it was clear that his position was g...
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Two-thirds of Americans worry Trump will drag U.S. into a new war

From whence come wars and fightings among you?
There aren't many wars left to fight. America is spread out pretty much all over the world. We could go to war with Russia and we could go to war with North Korea. There are a few nations we aren't fighting after all. We haven't exactly been picky it seems. America has been at war, active, bombs and boots kind of war, for the last 37 years or so. A Bush went into Iraq, A Clinton bombed: Somali...
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Did the terrorists win? Do Terrorists matter?

We will forget
December 7, 1941, the day that will live in infamy! The day the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched a devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. More than 2000 American soldiers were killed and another 1000 were wounded. 300 airplanes were destroyed and around 20 ships, including 8 battleships. It sucked America into WWII leading to the loss of 1,076,245 American lives in a conflict that is estim...
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Girl, 5, suspended from school for playing with a stick | Daily Mail Online

It's a stick, not a gun, and she's five.
First off, it's a stick, not a gun. If teachers want to inform children about gun violence that's fine but I have issue with suspending a child from their school for a stick or pointing a finger and going "bang!" as these things don't actually fire bullets. I know that's surprising to discover but they aren't real firearms. "The youngster picked up the stick which she found in the school yard and ...
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Does Knowing Yourself Ruin Tattoos?

Know Thyself
I found this article on tattoos to be quite interesting and it got me thinking. It's not that it makes some great point about liberty or anything like that. It was just interesting and got me thinking. We live in a day and age where getting tattoos, that which was once quite taboo (see what I did there) is now very common place. Estimates are that 29% of people in America have at least one tatt...
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The Rest that Follows Labor

The work that comes after rest
Alexander the Great is quoted as having said,  "Nothing is nobler than work." That is a sentiment that I believe has, at least somewhat, passed from our national consciousness. The reason is actually pretty simple and easy to trace - college. Only college produced successful people, only people who went to college were considered worthy. Even, as I think about it, the left's love affair with commu...
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Confirmed: Global Warming is Fake News

Freezing Hot
I bet you would be shocked to learn that 97% of climate scientists never agreed on man-made global warming. I bet you would be shocked to learn that in the decades before Al Gore they really were predicting the coming ice age. Even when I make it 100% clear what I mean people still seem to ask, "just what are you saying?" I'm saying, it's all fake and you should just live your life. https://you...
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Body Slammed Sorority Girl and the Use of Force

Body Slam
The short of the story is that this 22-year-old girl (yes girl, not woman, sorry) was at a bar with her boyfriend. There was a fight. Her boyfriend got kicked out. It sounds like she didn't quite know this and went looking for him. And tried to get over to where he was. That happened to be a location she wasn't supposed to go due to the whole fight and cops and things. According to the linked a...
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Sometimes, Violence IS the Answer

What will next be heard?
Gandhi is often presented as the modern example of how non-violence works. Sometimes we are required to engage in violent acts in order to demonstrate our unwavering attachment to those rights our Creator has granted us. It is very often said that violence is never the answer. That of course is hog wash. To say that violence is sometimes the answer is not to say that violence is good or desirable...
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Should America Police the World?

If America Exists
The use of force in the protection of others is something I actually believe in. I think we can defend ourselves and others. People in Syria are being attacked. We are using force, ostensibly in protection of an offended party. Right now, sitting, literally in my armchair, I think we should not intervene. Might I change my mind in the future? I might. But below is the line of reasoning I've gone t...
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DSM-5 Gender Dysphoria & Trans-Racial Bias

Trans racial and Trans gender
If you are a man and you think you are a woman you have a mental disorder and there are treatments to help. https://youtu.be/Qz4ZyBGwR5g Let’s talk about gender for a moment. Transgender to be exact. I think by now everyone knows just what that is. Oh, well, maybe not everyone. It’s when someone doesn’t feel like the gender they were born with and so they choose to identify as the gender they ...
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French Artist Lays an Egg and Calls it Art

Is this art?
Is art really subjective? The below article is about an artist who is hatching an egg. That's his art project. Often modern art has me wondering about what some people consider to be art at all. French artist Abraham Poincheval, 44, aims to become a 'human hen' by sitting and laying on the eggs inside a glass vitrine at a Paris modern art museum until the chicks emerge. Source: French a...
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Self Improvement Is Societal Improvement

Don't Steal Fire
Source: Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal: Our obsession with self-help is actually fueling global inequality — Quartz My take on this story I don't know why I bother with editorials like this one. I know going in that they are going to make my head hurt from frustration. I suppose it's because I've always felt I should expose myself to views that are different from my own. I do tha...
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