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cutting hair … or not

from The Spirit Science The Supernatural Reason Native Americans Kept Their Hair Long     We’ve all heard the story of Sampson and Delilah. In it, one of God’s great servants, Sampson was a man possessed of superhuman strength. He was eventually betrayed by the love of his life, Delilah, who figured out that he could be defeated by cutting off all of his hair.     In relation, the Native American tradition has long held that hair is an outward projection of the nervous system, acting much in the way of ‘human antennae.’ Our hair is responsible for transmitting pertinent information to the rest of the nervous system. According to this line of thinking, our hair also transmits […]

Venezuela’s Lessons for the United States

Opposition supporters clash with police during protests against unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro in San Cristobal, Venezuela April 19, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez by Future of Freedom Foundation Lesson 1: Socialism doesn’t work. Free schooling. Free health care. Free retirement. Free welfare. Free everything. It just doesn’t work. Taking from the rich and giving to the poor ultimately makes everyone poor—i.e., the total equality of wealth that leftists love. Socialism produces economic crises, which then produce calls for more socialism and interventionism, which produce more crises. The cycle continues until there is a complete government takeover of economic activity, which necessarily entails a complete takeover of people’s lives and resources. Lesson 2: Democracy is not freedom. Oftentimes it destroys freedom. […]

human dignity as key to successful cultures

Today’s post is brought here directly from The Acton Institute website. I find it to be an excellent study in philosophy, anthropology and culture. I also think their website deserves a thorough looksee. There are numerous links to that site embedded in this article. Human dignity: The uniquely defining characteristic of the West Over the course of four years studying high school history, my students encounter the full vista of human history and the richness of the Western tradition. After learning about ancient cultures, they invariably point to one attribute that sets Western civilization apart from any other: the unique value the West places upon human dignity. I teach in a secular classical school, where we uphold transcendence and human […]

food for thought

The latest issue of YER OL’ WOODPILE REPORT is out – and definitely does not disappoint. I include below his section on preparing for a changed world. He is again spot-on. Read the bits below and the whole magilla at YER OL’ WOODPILE REPORT. Food. Finding good water isn’t a problem in the hills of Appalachia. Survivalists who fixate on water probably have other regions in mind, the arid southwest or the western high plains. If I lived, say, on the lee side of the Rockies I’d worry more about water than I do. Which is not much. Here there are springs and weeps everywhere, creeks big and small, lakes, ponds, rivers and reservoirs, even the occasional swamp. If this […]

shame on us

My postings here were distracted by impressive events on the home front. We trusted, loved, gave without measure of ourselves and resources. We were building family: a strong nuclear, multi-generational family in an extraordinarily healthy community. In our dream the kids, who had a bad habit of moving on every year or two, would find our world so perfect in every way that they would cherish, treasure, and work together with us to build a dream we all could share. After all, they said so. Repeatedly. The Woman and the Snake An old woman was walking down the road when she saw a gang of thugs beating a poisonous snake. She screamed at the thugs and rescued the snake, taking […]

log it or burn it

Here is a map of where the US Forest Service has outlawed renewable timber harvest and planting. The areas highlighted in RED are where people pretending to be fools have crushed generations-old tree farming communities. Families raised in the forested parts of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Northern California now break up and move to the cities. Handy if you want to control the populace. Nuclear families are bad. Sustainable rural communities are bad. Corporate employees are good. Disarmed city snowflakes are good. Some of us cling to our old values, culture of honor, integrity in our interactions and independence. We get to breath our trees instead of selling them as lumber. The EPA should be a help here, but […]

Montana Trombone Chorale

The evening of August 3rd had an event that was BIG and BOLD on my calendar. The Montana Trombone Chorale came to the Hamilton Band Shell to perform for an enthusiastic, discerning audience. High on my list of musical dreams would be to play in such a group. Listening and watching them play is almost as good… and very much a delight. I apologize for the quality of my videos. I am using my much-loved Canon SX710 a bit beyond its capability for taking great still photos and making short video clips by recording these tunes. But you can certainly see and hear what these folks brought to our community. Now if I can just get something like this going […]

Russia-phobe scam

Cut the Americans off from space? Here’s how Russia might respond to new US sanctions Bryan MacDonald is an Irish journalist, who is based in Russia   Published time: 3 Aug, 2017 15:55 Edited time: 3 Aug, 2017 19:35 Get short URL FILE PHOTO Launch of Soyuz-FG launch vehicle carrying Soyuz-MS spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome © Maksim Blinov / Sputnik   The new US sanctions on Russia have angered the Kremlin, especially after Donald Trump promised to repair relations. With the American president increasingly looking a busted flush, Moscow is likely to deliver a forceful response. In the end, it didn’t take long. Just over six months after President Trump assumed office, the Washington establishment has, in the short to […]

out to lunch

I apologize for the absence of current postings. Support for the next generation just blew up in our faces. Who-da-thunk helping would be punished? It is a complicated psychology wherein the helpees have to deamonize the helpers in order to justify their failure to uphold their part of the bargain. Nevertheless, we have been thoroughly deamoninzed. Our world will be stabilizing in a few days. The future is bright. I will get back to sharing my world views here shortly. Gotta go get trained with combat carbines tomorrow. Not that I expect to be significantly useful in that area, but stepping up from marginal competence would be good. TTFN