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Happy “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences,” Day!

Martin Luther
Happy “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences,” day! It was on October 31, 1517, 500 years ago, that Christianity changed forever when Catholic monk, Martin Luther, had enough and decided to make it known. He wasn't fighting against the Catholic church, he would happily have remained a Catholic. He wasn't wanting to change Christianity. His primary point of contention was the sel...
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The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter

Monuments Men Book Cover
During WWII Adolf Hitler had the treasures of the earth scooped up to become the property of his glorious Reichstag. Someone had to save the history, the paintings, the sculpture, the work of the masters. It was decided that a special unit would be created. We know them now as the Monuments men. "The “Monuments Men”, were a group of approximately 345 men and women from thirteen nations who comp...
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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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There is no Justice or Freedom Without Rights

Justice and Freedom are Born of Rights
Humans need "religionishness". I’m a fan of religion. Having studied it in great depth I see how it has helped humanity and how it runs as a thread in all we do. I believe that it is something humans cannot escape. We have found evidence of ritual in the graves of the Neanderthals. They buried their dead with flowers and objects. They would only do this if they had some reasoned sensed of an afte...
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The Cult of the Presidency: To Do or Not to Do

FDR, isn't he Swell! {sarcastic}
The Counter Culture of Calvin Coolidge There was one thing I remember learning about President Calvin Coolidge when I was in high school: he did nothing and my teacher derided him for it. The text-book labeled him as "the do nothing president". At the time I agreed, this made him a bad president. Because I thought the president was supposed to do something. My teenage self thought that leaders...
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The Reason Men Gather: Thoughts on Flag Burning

Liberty is why men gather
The below video is about a FedEx driver who sees a group of people protesting by burning the US flag. He's offended. He takes their flag. He stands up for what he thinks is right which in this instance is that they should not be permitted to burn the flag. Toward the end of the video someone says something very interesting. The below video should play right at the spot I'm discussing. htt...
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Stupid Ass Doomsday Clock: Beware the Mastermind & the Clock Maker.

Dour man looks sternly at fake clock
Do you believe there's actually an organization of men and women, supposedly educated (scientists they say), that sit around and debate on the movement of this fictional clock's minute hand? Don't think for one moment it isn't a partisan timepiece as well. "The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic timepiece that represents the countdown to a catastrophic event occurring, such as nuclear war or life-endin...
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US Embassy to Move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem?

The below story showed up in my news feed several days ago. It states that on Monday (that would be day before yesterday now) Trump was going to announce that the US embassy in Israel would be moving from Tel Aviv, the capitol of Israel to the ancient city of Jerusalem. This may sound like boring news and perhaps if some other embassy and some other city it would be. However, when we're talking ab...
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Thoughts on the Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump

Just remember, everyone thought John Adams was an ass too
It's no exaggeration to say that in his day John Adams was thought of as a bit of an ass. To many he was arrogant, pushy, narrow minded, and undiplomatic. By his own admission he was all those things, but he still managed to be one of the greatest men this country has ever known. Today Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America. I think he deserves all th...
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U.S. Hacks Elections & Overthrows Governments

Martial Law at the butt of a gun
The whole of the left seems awash in the glow of the Russians "hacking the election" panic. Trump, the left tells us, can't be a legitimate president because of what the Russians did. Rosie Oh'whocares says that we should declare martial law until Trump is cleared of "all charges". Of course, since he's not been charged with anything that's a bit a bit of a misnomer. Civil Liberties Don't Exist ...
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Snowflakes Just Kant Stand a White Man

I Kant Stand It!
Though I disagree with the calls to rename universities or remove murals from halls I understand them and give them some latitude. Names and art in those circumstances are designed to represent an association between the name and the named. If the name no longer fits, then change it. If the art is no longer an apt symbol it makes sense to change it. What's in a name? We have all likely done this. ...
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George Soros – Creator of Big Government – Fears Big Government

Can't stand power
I'm very glad that the left see Trump as a threat. I'm very glad to see Soros come out and say we risk dictatorship. The Founding Fathers knew that every president, every single one of them from Washington to Trump was a threat to democracy and a potential tyrant. It's about time Soros became frightened enough of a politician to understand just why the presidency is meant to be weak and meant to b...
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Merry Xmas! Yeah…That’s Right.

Merry Nothing
I have some peeves. Things that bother me that others do. One is when people get angry based on their own ignorance. The annual dust up at Christmas time about the use of Xmas vs Christmas is one of those. Each year we're treated to the same chorus of "it takes Christ out of Christmas!" which is bothersome on several fronts. The first being that the use of Xmas dates back at least 1000 years so it...
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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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Fidel Castro hearse breaks down proving God exists and has a sense of humor

Oh the sweet irony, the sweet sweet irony! Castro's very old funeral vehicle broke down and they had to push it. If it ran over a peasant just before it broke down that would encapsulate Castro's reign in one moment. Source: PHOTO: Fidel Castro hearse breaks down - pushed through streets - The American MirrorThe American Mirror
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