Friday, August 25, 2023

The Truth Trans Activists Don’t Want You to Know

Fiery Vivek clip

The U.S. Constitution won us the American Revolution?

Other than that, I like the speech.

On Fri, Aug 25, 2023 at 3:47 PM Larry wrote:

why steal from the dollar store?

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US Budget Deficits Are Exploding Like Never Before

Investors see a high-spending new normal keeping interest rates and inflation elevated.

American politicians are keener than ever to juice the economy with government cash, a shift that's already helping to drive up borrowing costs and looks likely to keep them high long after the inflation emergency is over.

The outlook for the federal budget right now is essentially unprecedented—crisis-size deficits as far as the eye can see, even though the economy appears to be in good health. That prospect is making investors uneasy, as demonstrated by yields on benchmark 10-year Treasuries climbing above 4.3% this week, their highest levels since 2007. Other borrowing costs are rising in tandem:

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Well this explains how we can how power outages in America.
Apparently in 2007 we plateued as we stopped adding enough electricity to replace retiring coal plants . This seem like a bad idea as the population growth didn't stop in 2007.

Global Investors Dump China Blue Chip Stocks Amid Economic Crisis

Sage Steele

"On October 5, 2021, Steele was suspended with pay by ESPN for remarks she made on Jay Cutler's September 29 podcast about COVID-19 vaccine mandates, women who dress in a way she feels is provocative, and Barack Obama calling himself black even though he, like Steele, has a white mother. In conjunction with her suspension, Steele issued an apology: "I know my recent comments created controversy for the company, and I apologize. We are in the midst of an extremely challenging time that impacts all of us, and it's more critical than ever that we communicate constructively and thoughtfully."

Steele filed a lawsuit against ESPN in April 2022, alleging that the network had retaliated against her in the months following the suspension. Steele's suit accused ESPN of taking opportunities away from her and steadily degrading her career, alleging that her free speech rights were being curtailed through ESPN's retaliation against her for comments she had made as a private citizen. The parties settled the lawsuit in August 2023, at which point Steele left the network."

Hollywood Rewrites History Again: What the Oppenheimer Deification Movie Didn’t Tell You

Soviet spy chief, General Pavel Sudoplatov, who in his 1994 memoirs stated that Oppenheimer, while at Los Alamos, had passed nuclear secrets to the Soviets without which they'd never have been able to build their own A-Bomb so quickly. Also ignored…was a 1944 letter from a Soviet security official, Boris Merkulov, to Lavrenty Beria, Stalin's notorious chief of secret police, in which he stated that Oppenheimer had reported to the Soviets on his work at Los Alamos via CPUSA [Communist Party of the United States of America] president Earl Browder

Friday, August 18, 2023

Body Language: The Trump Sidestep - YouTube

1 second ago
I think that it is a given that Trump is not entirely honest, and not the nicest guy in the world.  He is clearly a narcissist, but he is also a strong person who is cable of getting things done.  He might be the guy we need, again.  

You Won't Believe The HORRIBLE Climate Trial Ruling in Montana

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Americans Must Not Kneel to the Biden Administration’s Bullying   

Through the weaponization of government agencies, as well as a ruthless, calculated fight for radical abortion and transgender policies, the Biden administration has effectively forced millions of Americans to choose between living out their faith or to suffer serious harassment, persecution and even punishment for their sincerely held beliefs.   

The Biden administration recently showed its hand by announcing that it is reversing plans to station the U.S. Space Command's headquarters in Alabama and would instead make Colorado Springs its permanent headquarters. This change has left little doubt it is due "in part because of concerns about the state's restrictive abortion law, according to two U.S. officials and one U.S. defense official familiar with the discussions."    

The whole situation reeks of the administration's mob-like tactics. Anyone paying attention can see the change is also retaliation against Alabama's Senator Tommy Tuberville, 

The Big Guy

The Trump Indictments Are Blunt Demonstrations Of Power

"So yes, the hypocrisy is stupendous and blatant. But let me suggest that decrying the hypocrisy here is a loser's game. What you see in these anti-Trump indictments is not hypocrisy, it's hierarchy. We all became familiar with this concept during the Covid pandemic. Gathering for church, even outside, was against the law, but mass rioting in the streets was OK — so long as you were rioting for racial justice. Ordinary people had to let their elderly loved ones die alone and were not even allowed to bury them, yet thousands attended the funeral and memorial services for secular saint George Floyd.

As my colleague Eddie Scarry wrote at the time, "This is simply another example of those in power, those running our most influential cultural and political institutions, sending a message: There's a new social hierarchy in America. And this one isn't about what you can afford to do, it's about what you're allowed to do."

The same analysis applies to the raft of indictments against Trump, whose post-2020 denunciations of the election are no different than those of Clinton in 2016 or most Democrats in 2000 and 2004. Democrats are allowed to question the results of an election, Republicans are not. That's not hypocrisy, it's hierarchy. 

Once you understand this, you begin to recognize it everywhere. Antifa thugs and BLM rioters were allowed to trash entire city blocks, torch police stations, take over neighborhoods, besiege federal courthouses — and do so with the blessing and encouragement, at times even with the complicity, of elected Democrat Party leaders. But every granny that set foot within a mile of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 had better brace for a federal indictment.

The same goes for teachers who push transgender ideology and critical race theory on students versus the parents who object to these things being taught behind their backs. The former are courageous leaders, the latter are potential domestic terrorists, at least according to the Biden Justice Department. Ditto for the media's treatment of the Trump family business versus the Biden family business. None of this is hypocrisy, it's hierarchy. The left is trying to tell you something, which is that they have all the power and you have none."

Snow White - How To Destroy Your Own Movie

The (Second) Deadliest Virus

Saturday, August 12, 2023

The Truth Behind The Media's Newest Lies About Michael Brown

I like the analysis here.

Fwd: Oliver Anthony

I'm not sure how good the music is, but this implies a backlash against excessive government.

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Friday, August 11, 2023

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Star Wars in a historical context

To put Star Wars in context, in 1977 I was 17 years old.  We were living during the Cold War, where the Soviet Union could be viewed as the Evil Empire, while the fight against the Nazis during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War didn't seem like ancient history, but were still relevant in our minds.  The thought of nuclear annihilation also felt like a very real possibility.

We were going through the worst economic decade of my lifetime.  Some people might look at the events that followed 2008 as being the worst, but the American economy was much more robust in 2008 and able to eventually rebound.  However, the 1970s was just one piece of bad news after another.  The country felt like it was in a giant malaise.

Then came Star Wars in 1977, which to my 17-year-old mind felt like a godsend.  It was a metaphor for a hopeful battle against all the evils that plagued us.

Star Wars became an important part of my life, and it influenced my career toward computers and video game development.  To this day, Star Wars feels like a part of my personality.

At my more advanced age of 63, I notice how violent Star Wars is.  This didn't seem like much of an issue in 1977 when the characters were fighting Space Nazis, because the 1970s felt like an existential struggle against the forces of evil.  For example, Star Wars calls light sabers an elegant weapon, but how elegant is cutting people in half or cutting their heads off?  It would be like calling a battle axe an elegant weapon.

All this makes me wonder how relevant Star Wars is to our current time?  The 20th century was by far the most violent in history, which made mechanized murder on a mass scale feel more normal.  I think that there was less regard for the individual, which is something we take to extreme levels today.

I feel far less threatened by outside forces today than I did after 9-11, or in the 60s, the 70s, and the 80s.

We can still fantasize about a struggle for survival between good and evil, but good and evil in the modern world are less distinct from one another.

This makes me think that Star Wars has to change to remain relevant.  The original movie gave us 1970s characters in a futuristic setting.  The recent series Andor did a great job of giving us modern characters in the same setting and feels more relevant to the time we live in.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

Friday, August 4, 2023


Jordan Peterson: The radical Left is guilt-tripping the West into oblivion

Dr. Peterson makes his best points in the first 17 minutes, however the rest of the video is also interesting.

One thing I like about Peterson is that he speaks at such an intellectual level that you have to pay attention to keep up.  However, this sometimes feels like a trick, where if he drops enough buzzwords then it makes him seem like an intellectual.

I differ form Peterson in that he treats mythology as existential truth.  If he was only talking about metaphors he might be correct, but he tends to take it a higher level as if the mythology were true.  It has never been clear where Peterson stands on religion, because he plays both sides.  He will talk about religion as metaphor, but also treat it like it is true.  In this regard, he doesn't limit himself to just one religion or mythology, but he talks about many.

Before his serious illness, he held suffering on a pedestal, which he thought was inevitable anyway.  This made him seem a little nutty.  He backs off this a little, but his point has always been that you have to have a moral compass and relationships to get though the hard times.

Peterson argues that truth will win out over falsehoods.  I think that this is by no means a given.  It might not be true at all.  It appears that false doctrines are winning, and historically this seems to be the norm.

Peterson argues for standing for truth even against extreme oppression.  However, I don't think that humans should make themselves into sacrificial animals against a system they can't defeat.  It is better to survive and wait for a better opportunity.  History shows that oppressive regimes eventually crumble, often from internal corruption.

There Doesn't Go The Arctic Ice Again

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Breaking: Biden White House Tried to Censor Daily Wire

Answering People's Questions About Slavery: The London History Show

This is an engaging and unpleasant look at the slave trade.

Compare how slavery was the norm for thousands of years and has only been abolished for less than 200 years.  This doesn't speak well for humanity.

Even after abolition in the United States, the southern states used laws to enslave black persons.

This practice wasn't abolished until the mid 20nth century.

The Arab slave trade was huge.  Barbary pirates would capture European and even American ships and enslave the passengers.