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Bowling Alone

How Washington Has Helped Destroy American Civil Society and Family Life from Ammo.com Church attendance in the United States is at an all-time low, according to a Gallup poll released in April 2019. This decline has not been a steady one. Indeed, over the last 20 years, church attendance has fallen by 20 percent. This might not sound like cause for concern off the bat. And if you’re not a person of faith, you might rightly wonder why you would care about such a thing. Church attendance is simply a measure of something deeper: social cohesion. It’s worth noting that the religions with the highest rate of attendance according to Pew Forum have almost notoriously high levels of social […]

An Angry Old White Guy on ‘AOC Plus Three’

By Abraham H. Miller It is the inevitable nature of revolutions that they enter a point of hysteria when, like Saturn, they turn on themselves and devour their own children. While the hysteria of the current aspiring revolutionaries, or “power grabbers,” to use Ilhan Omar’s own words, is not yet at the stage where anyone is being carted off to the guillotine or sent to the gulag, the new face of the Democratic Party is devouring its parents.  Its children are yet to come. The instrument of execution is the accusation of racism. Joe Biden is a racist because decades ago he refused to endorse coerced busing to end de facto segregation, a mechanism that was so flawed that it […]

culture wars – where we are today

The setup to have us fighting each other is getting stronger, deeper and more profound in a hurry. Those who are setting it up figure to have the front-line people, the activists and defenders thin their numbers out to a managable few, leaving nothing but the flock for them to manage. It is good to pay attention to their progress. The article below from the American Thinker is an excellent snapshot. They are, by the way, a good source of information. Follow the link and see for yourself. – Ted   The Left’s Demonization of Conservatives Becomes Dangerous By Jeffrey T. Brown There exists in this country a cultivated mindset that conservatives are all things evil.  We have gradually devolved […]

Amazon strike

Today is the beginning of a two-day event for the retail giant. It is a major sale with surprisingly low prices on select items and commensurate large volume. The employees are celebrating this with three-hour-long strikes on each shift. This is the union and mandatory minimum wage supporters’ mentality. The world is full of ways to earn food and shelter, but these folks act as if they are chained to their job with punishing the provider of their paychecks as the only way to gain improved working conditions. Amazon has an annual fee program they call “Amazon Prime” where there is no minimum order to earn “free 1-day shipping”. Most of us living in the hinterlands do that subscription as […]

bottom feeder boycott

The dunderheads are at war with civilization. We put up with the Clintons, Bushes 1 and 2, LBJ, even the gay Kenyan, but they cannot stand another moment with Trump as president. Heck, he is not close to the worst half dozen in my lifetime; perhaps among the better ones. But FERSHUR nothing about him warrants well over 1,000 days of full-time assault by the vocal, otherwise-unemployed, vapid radicals, the presstitutes and the handlers of them all. Nevertheless, he poses some kind of astronomical threat to the previous long-running ruling elite. I don’t see it. He seems to do much as they did outwardly. More wars. More taxes. More jackbooted thugs. It sure is hard from the cheap seats to […]

why poor folk are poor

The Kaiser Report often nails it. This is one of those. It is an introduction to their “Summer Solutions” series. They cover a lot of turf in an overview fashion. It is certainly a good way to decide if you wish to see more detailed discussion by them of the pieces herein. – Ted

TV rots your brain

I have been a long-term subscriber to Trends Research and am a great fan of Gerald Celente the prime mover thereof. Among many other high-quality products, they produce the Trends Journal, a publication that by itself is well worth the annual subscription price. While I respect their right to a subscription viewership, I am sharing one of their Trends Journal articles with you to demonstrate the value of their products… plus this is a subject I have been harping on since I read Jerry Mander’s Absence of the Sacred over 25 years ago. The evidence has not stopped accumulating. Television is poison. The article I copied out of the current Trends Journal publication is directly below. The Headlines out of […]

Independence Day

Renaming it “4th of July” is not merely laziness. Of course it is the 4th on your calendar, but it is a celebration representing some brave fighters’ Declaration of Independence from a powerful parasitic class of people who had demonstrated a monopoly on violence and oppression. They won a round. The ruling elite had to reorganize. It took a hundred years and another major military war that the freedom fighters lost… not by much, mind you, but they did lose. I just ask you today to spend a little time thinking about independence from oppression, the risks those rebels took and the benefits they won for many subsequent generations. Consider also who is threatened by such thinking and why their […]

understanding money

In a free world adults work for what they need that they and their family may thrive. A modern healthy society has exchange systems so one person’s strengths may be traded with what others produce to barter or sell. In our case grown-ups earn money that buys necessities and pleasures. Two kinds of people spend others’ money, politicians and children. Both require supervision. When I was young we all grew up understanding that we received the food, shelter and clothing our parents deemed necessary to our survival. Anything we wanted beyond that came from our own efforts, our own earnings, and our own savings. Whining and begging was ignored or rebuked. We grew with what worked. The resulting society was […]

young bodies adapt to cell phone use

They are changing our culture, behavior and thinking. Apparently growing, forming young bodies also physically adapt to the head-down position. While fear of growing bone spurs won’t deter kids from their use it is one more proof of their excessive fixation with their stupid phones. Young People Are Growing Bone Spur “Horns” From Smartphone Use Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com   Australian researchers have found odd bone spurs growing out of the skulls of young people. These “horns” are said to be due to the increasing use of smartphones. Since the research was published, unusual formations have captured the attention of Australian media, and have variously been dubbed “head horns” or “phone bones” or “spikes” or “weird bumps.” Each is a […]

what grown-ups see

The Kid wants to sport a nose ring…sigh. — She is unfortunately normal. — The trajectory is not good. — The age group that should be productive and energetic is lazy and useless. — Appearances mean everything to them. — Acceptance by peers means EVERYTHING. — Peers include older people who never left school (aka: teachers). — A handful escape. — That handful is the future.

SF … lucky us, we don’t have to live there

The lunacy is widespread, no let’s truthfully call it “pervasive”. Rational is a word only the mathematicians around there can use in regards to one set of numbers compared to another. Rational is completely unrelated to how they live their lives. An article in American Thinker brought this to mind today, but it merely piggybacks on San Francisco being the property crime capital of the world AND the human feces on the sidewalk capital as well. There, homelessness, which is actually a mis-diagnosed drug addiction problem is rapidly taking over the entire city. I posted a great video study on this situation in April: homelessness, unemployment and immigration It is NOT a homelessness problem as widely portrayed, but a drug […]

The Eisenhower Decision Matrix

The Art of Manliness website has a great article on priority setting and coherently organizing your life. This is not a weak area for me now, but it is nice for me to review and certainly worth sharing here. I am not going to post the article; just a short overview and link. As usual, if you are intrigued, click the link. The website in general and this article in particular are worth investigation. What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important The Eisenhower Decision Matrix: How to Distinguish Between Urgent and Important Tasks and Make Real Progress in Your Life The Difference Between Urgent and Important Urgent means that a task requires immediate attention. […]

S.B. Fuller

The Forgotten History of a Legendary Black American Entrepreneur Research and article from Ammo.com   In the days before President Lyndon Baines Johnson, black Republicans were a thing. And chief among them was Samuel B. Fuller. Fuller was a black American entrepreneur in the mid-Century United States. More than just an entrepreneur, he also gave back to the black community by providing both inspirational speeches as well as nuts-and-bolts training at a time when entrepreneurially minded black Americans had precious few options for either. Some entrepreneurs trained or inspired by Fuller include John H. Johnson of Johnson Publishing and George Ellis Johnson of Johnson Products. To say that Fuller came from “humble beginnings” is a bit of an understatement. He […]