On Knives and Blades
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Jan 23, 2019 - 12:59am
On Knives and Blades

When I worked as a hunting and fishing guide, I learned early on that when someone showed up with a great big, genuine artificial Bowie blade strapped to their hip, I was more than likely going to have a lot of issues on the hunt. In all my life, I have never used anything more than an Old-Timer with a two-inch blade for gutting and skinning … and have seen many a city slicker sicken themselves as soon as they begin cutting into the innards of a fresh kill, releasing all manner of fecal matter and other less than desirable “products” into the meat and the surrounding air. Perhaps more amazing still to me, was the number of people who had absolutely no idea how to prepare their blades, much less to care for them or to properly sharpen their blades for individual usage.   Mind you, some people tended to think I was a …

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Marching to Zion - a Critical Film Documentary on…

'Marching to Zion’ a Critical Film Documentary on Modern Israel   By Tom C. Purcell Over 4,000 years ago, God appeared to Abraham in Mesopotamia and said, “get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew…

Jan 22, 2019 - 4:51pm
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We are in the midst of the longest government shut…

Don’t get me wrong, I like having the government shut down. I believe it is my moral duty to pay as little taxes as possible.   The government does some really stupid things with your tax dollars. I’d rather not pay for a $2 billion Obamacare website that doesn’t work, or to d…

Jan 23, 2019 - 7:17am
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Parables of Jesus: Hiding a Lamp Under a Basket

Indulgence Please: If I can beg the indulgence of a few on this forum, I'm going to (from time to time) write on the subject of the teachings of Jesus.   Many may think this is proselytizing.  If you think any mention of Jesus Christ is proselytizing and that offends you, please stop right…

Jan 21, 2019 - 12:55pm
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DAME PELOSI AND MOBSTER VINCENT GIGANTE

In the article  we discussed what five lady Dems may be facing in 2019.  We are a little bit over halfway through the first month of 2019 and Dame Pelosi is showing signs that she may be imploding.  Consider this:   With the partial government shutdown ongoing, Congresswoman Pel…

Jan 19, 2019 - 6:19pm
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The Meanest Dude I Ever Knew

Of all of the various characters and caricatures that were around in my teenage years, someone I'll Call Scary Larry stands out. I can best describe him as a combination of Mick Jagger, Yul Brenner, and possession by multiple evil spirits which kind of came and went. An Injun-Mex mix who was a genet…

Jan 22, 2019 - 2:08pm
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The folly of separating students by how rich or po…

Completing his ascension to become a living meme, loony Lord Adonis has out-Remained the out-of-touch Remain stereotype by taking the time to write a Guardianarticle calling for new segregated colleges in Oxford and Cambridge, just for disadvantaged students.      Yah totes. Put …

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:47am
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Film vs. Video (Theaters)

Many movie theaters have switched to "all-digital formats", that is, film presented on video, which is not film at all.  In other words, what you are watching resembles your T.V. set at home.  Why bother?   Additionally, movies aren't being "filmed".  They're HD-video.  The …

Jan 23, 2019 - 1:47pm
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Gillette

I got an email message from Writer Beat - Oh ya, its been awhile.  So I made my comment on an article and the thing that bothers me most is that Gillette commercial.  Surely someone wrote something about that - maybe I'm blind, just didn't see it.  But if it hasn't been started, I'm s…

Jan 22, 2019 - 6:09am
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The Ten Commandments

The Lord revealed the laws of the covenant to his chosen people. You shall not have gay sex with another man! You shall not paint Mohammed! …Hm, maybe I should have a second look at what Torah says.   But why? Why are the rules to live by revealed? And what if the ten commandments donR…

Jan 20, 2019 - 1:34pm
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Trolls, Spam and Viruses

To see what is wrong with human beings one has only to look at the cyberworld.   The internet is a great invention that allows us to instantly be in contact with everybody over the whole planet. A magnificent invention with the power to do great good. It can enable friends to stay in contact, e…

Jan 21, 2019 - 3:05pm
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WHY EATING STONES IS GOOD

    This is where I got my name from. Now...what is a Stone-Eater ? In my opinion it is a person that keeps to his ideals no matter what Zeitgeist shows up during decades. Means if he lives in the Sixties and sees the people frozen in their minds and ways of thinking and he has a differ…

Jan 21, 2019 - 11:36am
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In case you still think the Wall is about immigrat…

What [Moderated Post] means: I will delete to protect the climate on my blog. If I delete, I’ll tell you why, at least the first time. It doesn’t mean you’re not welcome; it just means your deleted comment isn’t. I’ll give you a warning if I feel like it. If you show bl…

Jan 20, 2019 - 4:16pm
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The Enumerated Unalienable Rights In The Constitut…

** Authors note: I will not accept personal insults against anyone posting on this website. You can respectfully argue for or against the message but not the messenger. --------------------------------------------------------   Over the past week, various author's ( ) have brought up a wonderfu…

Jan 21, 2019 - 10:06am
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Chemicals I Have Known (and Made) - Methyl Methacr…

This post describes the last of the large volume chemicals I made when I worked at the Memphis plant in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. It is methyl methacrylate, which is used in many of the plastics that are known as acrylics. You may know them through their trade names like Plexiglas…

Jan 22, 2019 - 10:59am
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My Message to Trump Supporters.

I really have to say this because this is really directed to people who still are supporting Donald J. Trump. Your "leader" is a joke! This Government shutdown is hurting people who are Federal Employees. Some aren't receiving a paycheck and are forced to work for free. Why? Trump wants a stupid wal…

Jan 19, 2019 - 2:59pm
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The dangers of an international protection force

  Doublespeak has a place right alongside propaganda in terms of effectiveness. I live in Canada, and the PM here ( Trudeau ) has almost mastered this technique - call out your opposition for doing what you're doing, demonize it/them, but call what you're doing by a different name. A sizeable…

Jan 22, 2019 - 7:22pm
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Yankees should crawl under rocks and leave the wor…

If criminal US govt wants to prevent its people/companies from doing business with other states with which they have a pathalogical/ maniacal /hateful dislike for then that is their business. US should not enforce its illegal/criminal laws extra-territorially onto the rest of the world. China, Russi…

Jan 23, 2019 - 3:21am
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How I saved the World (but gotta do it again.)

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Jan 22, 2019 - 1:53am
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The British have no idea the extent they have been…

Direct Democracy is a tricky thing. In a more complex society, in which many complex decisions have to be taken that ordinary folk are neither directly affected by nor can understand, I think it has to morph into more of a Representative Democracy.   Having said that, major and deeply fundament…

Jan 21, 2019 - 7:18pm
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The federal government makes nothing on its own

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Jan 22, 2019 - 1:54am
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Netanyahu has shown Arabs that life can be better…

Israel pulled out of Gaza hoping for peace, but they got rockets and terror instead. The Muslim leaders state often and publicly that they don't want a small state, but they want to destroy the Jews. It's all over the web -google it. Israel had tried everything and still we give monetary aid, water,…

Jan 22, 2019 - 10:47am
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Inalienable Rights, Right?

About a month ago, I was having an interesting discussion with two WB contributors about “inalienable rights”. If I were put their definition into this term, it seems to mean natural claims that individuals have over their societies. These rights are inalienable because they transcend al…

Jan 16, 2019 - 4:41pm
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