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fear of flying

I do not have a fear of flying, but if I did, my family wouldn’t expect me to take an airline trip to visit them. However in their minds “I don’t love them enough” if I won’t cross the border into California for a visit. It is not so much that I fear California. I loathe it. Okay, maybe not wanting to insert myself as an actor in George Orwell’s 1984 counts as fear. Their culture is broken beyond repair. Their smug insanity is as obvious as it is annoying. Their laws, lawmakers and academics left common sense behind fourscore years ago… just before I left California behind. It is an interesting, sad tale of descent into the abyss for […]

redefining “breadwinners”

How do you turn a great culture into a dump? The turning point was LBJ’s Great Society in the year following the October 1964 assassination of President John Kennedy. The State has too many Breadwinners The State of Illinois’ debt Is currently $203,000,000,000.00 (billion) and growing rapidly. One reason is: The state has too many “breadwinners”. Hard to believe but it’s happening all over the country… An emergency room physician in Chicago tells of a woman in her late 20’s came into the ER with her 8th pregnancy. She told the doctor: “My Momma told me that I am the ‘breadwinner’ for the family.” He asked her to explain. She said that she can make babies and babies get money […]

the joy of work

Useless people avoid activities they perceive as work. Adding value to their lives, others’, and/or their community smack of labor to be eschewed in lieu of things that are “fun”. Fun is apparently defined as doing the same dang things with the signature element of providing no value to anyone. I am probably being over-broad, likely even cynical, but the granddaughter regularly pestering me to drive the garden tractor around for fun is a good example of today’s teen mentality. “You can drive it around AFTER you have mowed the lawn with it”. Grandma mowed the lawn because the grass was getting too tall while the kid seems to hold being useless as her highest goal. I would have forced […]

Alexa’s dark side

. While obvious to many, there is apparently a significant audience who not only allow this lying, spying device into their homes, they pay good money for them and use instead of thinking and taking advantage of readily available honest research. This great cartoon nails both Alexa and their support of the unbelieveable official story where three World Trade Center towers collapsed straight down in rapid succession one day from airliners crashing into two of them. Just ask DuckDuckGo if Alexa is biased. You will get an eyefull. I admit it is masterful manipulation of the average mind. Nice work, globalists. You found a soft spot and exploited the heck out of it. This might be as good as […]

polution elsewhere vehicle addendum

I looked all over for this photo when I published my article on electric vehicles May 6th. I finally gave up and published without it. Today I tripped over my saved photo. It is too good to not share. See the whole article at pollution elsewhere vehicles Very much related is the photo below of a petrol-burning machine spraying hundreds of gallons of chemical to make the zero-pollution, green-technology, Earth-friendly electric generator function in winter conditions.


I passed my art final. That’s tongue-in-cheek. Nobody fails Bruce’s Introduction to Pastels class, gets graded or judged in any way. He encourages all of us to find ourselves AND lose ourselves in our art. As I mentioned in my March 3rd post painting with pastels, he conferred an Artistic License on each of us. I am not particularly good at colors, shades, contrasts, non-obective art, and, well, any of it. I do, however, enjoy spending time right-brain-ing it; moving out of the puritanical world I often immerse myself in. Moreover, I recognize that only by exercising the medium and my left brain will I improve any of those areas where I am weak. Following my final class, I vow […]

misunderstanding your core market – don’t be Dick’s

As incredible as it might seem, Dick’s Sporting Goods hates outdoorsmen … okay, top level management of Dick’s hates them. I would be willing to wager that a significant percentage of their knowledgeable employees ARE outdoorsmen. But the pansies at the top don’t understand a bit of it… most likely big city kids who grew up on college campuses. The wonderful thing about our country as it stands today is: We Have Choices. Dick’s can die without hurting us a bit. Let them. Help them. Don’t be Dick’s. Be Mossbergs. – Ted Mossberg Terminates Relationship with Dick’s Sporting Goods May 11, 2018     Mossberg Terminates Relationship with Dick’s Sporting Goods NORTH HAVEN, CT – O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., […]

benefits of growing up free

Eric Peters is often good, sometimes really good and in this case hit a home run.  Growing up unfettered by the nanny state was increcibly more valuable than the crappy substitute we give children in the USofA today.  I am SO GLAD I had my childhood rather than the one we offer kids today. In mine, if I wanted something badly enough, I’d earn and save the money to buy it. When I wronged, I was punished. Honesty and integrity were the norm. Winning was the result of talent and effort combined. B grades were the reward for above average intellects who worked at a subject; A did not stand for average. Whining had no rewards. Resiliance, responsibility and independence […]


—– “Spiritual movements are revolts of thought against inertia, of the few against the many; of those who because they are strong in spirit are strongest alone against those who can express themselves only in the mass and the mob, and who are significant only because they are numerous.” — Ludwig von Mises — (1881-1973) Economist and social philosopher Source: Socialism. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund. 1981. p53 /Ludwig.von.Mises.Quote.A84E —– I ran across an essay I posted about lessons learned from a 2013 community-building seminar in Grangeville, Idaho: schools of thought VS the other kind. Here is an excerpt from that essay: One lesson I’ve carried since that seminar has been: 40% of American 12-year-olds expected to create their own businesses; to […]

women are not for decoration

Fighting human nature has proven to confuse humans. The culture built on denying masculinity to men and feminity to women is a mess. Prescription and non-prescription drug use is rampant. Confused teens are the norm. Being completely messed up as adults is just as popular. This photo helps explain the situation.

democracy – the worst form of government

Two hundred fifty years ago, people read, studied, discussed lessons history taught from around the world. When people of the North American colonies beat the most powerful military in the world, they had numerous choices for their new government. The same information is available to us today, if we choose to seek it out. I will summarize here, but feel free to pursue further study on your own. Monarchy – A single king or queen rules everything and everywhere. They deputize subordinates who have ultimate power over everything and everywhere as long as the top ruler allows it. Were a monarch to rule badly his kingdom would decline into ruin, be taken over by a superior, better ruled kingdom or […]

self expression gaining popularity

Trends Research Institute publishes a monthly Trends Journal covering a broad spectrum, but largely focused on global financial news. Showing the diversity of their financial, economic, business, political, military and other spectrums is this article on cultural and human growth. Creativity: The new solution for midlife crisis Queensland Ballet Artistic Director Li Cunxin leads a class using dance to promote general health among the aging population. By Doug Grunther CONTRIBUTING WRITER As a culture, we’re so busy grappling for solutions, racing to conclusions and viscerally reacting to what’s on the screen in front of our faces, that we’re bypassing the deeper, interior assets of the human brain. According to Gallup pollsters, only one-third of Baby Boomers and Gen Xers feel […]

Burning Christianity to the ground

A week ago I published a compilation of stories about the supreme oddities surrounding the Notre Dame fire. Notre Dame fire anomolies A couple of articles appeared since then that relate and are worth your time. The media and politicians are scratching and clawing to make this be something other than what it quite obviously was and is. Consider this a credibility test. If they are lying about this, truth is a stranger to them. You should be a stranger to them as well. Catholic Churches Are Being Desecrated Across France—and Officials Don’t Know Why (Editor note: Officials Don’t Know Why??? Well, this is Newsweek. Their ignorance is well known.) France has seen a spate of attacks against Catholic churches […]

I didn’t have time

Many variations of that phrase are popular in our culture, but they are all incorrect. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (1940-) American author I did not get to that, or did not get around to that yet, or I have been concentrating on _ _ _ _ There are many ways to soften the word we are avoiding: “NO”, but they are just politely dodging the truth. More than what it represents in conversation, when we use the incorrect non-excuses, we are being dishonest with […]