Of Toys and Termination
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Oct 20, 2018 - 4:09am
Of Toys and Termination

The Transitional Object Paradigm It’s almost as if it is “bring your toy day” at school. All of the students have their toys, held close to them, asking if they can play with them in every class. They have many reasons for keeping the toys close, such as their importance in their lives and how they must stay connected. The toys have become the transitional object, or comfort object, or that toy that you had, like Linus and his blanket in the Peanuts cartoon strip. They’ve grown up with the toy. Their parents’ were proud when they played with the toy and won games on the toy when they were young. But soon, the toy became a distraction from reality. Some of the young students preferred the toy to real life, and they entered a life where the toy was master of their lives.  The cell phone, the toy, has been …

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Feudalism 2.0

   There used to be a time when kings and queens and other aristocrats ruled what we call the Western world now - with a little help of the pope.....then came the time of "enlightenment", remember Martin Luther, or, as a better example, Thomas Müntzer, who lived at the same time and …

Oct 20, 2018 - 9:11am
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Stephen Hawking - Parting shots for Brexit and Tru…

Stephen Hawking - the greatest mind of modern times - gave a speech that he had recorded shortly before his death in which he lambasted both Brexit and Trump, which he saw as great dangers to the future of mankind.   In the final speech, which was aired yesterday at the launch of his last book …

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:11pm
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  • - Oct 21, 2018 - 12:21pm
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Tragicomic Cases of Treachery

America has always had its share of traitors and turncoats, starting with perhaps the most famous one, Benedict Arnold, and continuing to the present day. Although Edward Snowden is being presented as more of a whistleblower, he is in fact a traitor in every sense of the word. A citizen of one natio…

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:00pm
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Icons of Corruption (originally posted July 14)

...of the Judiciary:  Brett Kavanaugh There will be a shared pretense of Senators carefully considering the Supreme Court nominee's record, of interviewing him privately and publicly to hear his noncommittal responses, followed by both sides lining up around party lines for the final advise-and…

Oct 19, 2018 - 12:13pm
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The relationship between CO2 and warming IS establ…

Can we agree that the planet is warming, and that the chief cause is human activities including fossil fuel combustion?    Yes, or no? If no, you are being dishonest and disingenuous, and you should be honest about what part of AGW you disagree with, as well as a lack of k…

Oct 20, 2018 - 4:18am
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Trend, Trump's job approval surges

Just for the fun of it, we need to remember, given the state of what passes for journalism nowadays, any poll is suspect. I keep hearing that there is a gender gap in favor of democrats. But that's not correct, granted the young recent grads., of college, still living in the suburbs with mom and dad…

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:16pm
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Have we abandoned the rule of law in this country?

I keep hearing these women saying that because SOME men have sexually assaulted women, THIS particular woman with no evidence whatsoever against Kavanaugh should be believed. What's up with that illogical thinking? If I am robbed at gunpoint by some guy, do others get to accuse DIFFERENT men of robb…

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:55pm
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Could We Actually Achieve

Everybody knows ‘the speed of light’ is fast. The only thing faster is Chuck Norris, who, the legend goes, can turn out the lights and be under the covers before the room gets dark.     But just how fast is light?   And does it always move the exact same speed? Can we use…

Oct 20, 2018 - 5:44pm
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Socialism:  Yes, please!

Hello!  My dad is a veteran who uses the VA for medical and psychological care.  I recently discovered that my white republican neighbors do not like the VA even though they are not veterans. That seems strange to me.  Why would white non-veterans not like the VA?   Just to clari…

Oct 21, 2018 - 12:35am
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Scaremongering IPCC Tries To Revive Climate Hyster…

Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee) in The Wicker Man (1973)   Those discredited jokers, gropers and fake scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have surpassed themselves in the idiocy stakes in their latest report (Summary for Policy Makers linked below). It is …

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:49am
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Leftist: incapable of operating in a free society

  If you can't distinguish between an action and a suggestion you have a mental disorder.   If you can't distinguish between disagreeing with someone and a attack or act of aggression you have a dangerous mental disorder.   Most liberals are not sick but an increasingly large fraction…

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:16pm
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the democrat lies, misdeeds and corruption

I have been looking at all that has come out about the left since trump started his run and I have to say I am lost at how much of their lies, misdeeds and corruption of the left that has been exposed and yet people will still vote for a party that hates them ! is working every day to replace them !…

Oct 19, 2018 - 5:32pm
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The comparison of the liberals to the Nazis

.  First thing to state about the comparison to the Democratic party and the Nazi party is that the Democrats are definitely leftist, which means globalist rather than nationalist, and the Nazi party was the reverse. .  You might note that I tend to use the present tense when making a dire…

Oct 20, 2018 - 1:22am
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Could We Actually Achieve

Everybody knows ‘the speed of light’ is fast. The only thing faster is Chuck Norris, who, the legend goes, can turn out the lights and be under the covers before the room gets dark.   But just how fast is light?   And does it always move the exact same speed? Can we use light t…

Oct 20, 2018 - 5:38pm
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Zulu.the true story of what happened at Rorke's Dr…

Zulu the true story of what happened at Rorke's Drift   Some of the Rorkes Drift defenders   Rorke's Drift after the battle   Rorke's Drift Defenders after the battle49 English 32 Welsh, 16 Irish and one lone Scot the rest of the 139 defenders were Natal irregulars.&#…

Oct 20, 2018 - 7:07am
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Am I Brainwashed?

I recently had a rather vociferous debate about our Canadian Prime Minister, specifically how good a job he has done since being elected two years ago. Frustrated that he could not convince me of the exact opposite, declared that I was "brainwashed".  This is a common scenario that happens…

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:41am
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Clamping Down on Glamping

Have you heard of glamping? Apparently it means glam camping, which in turns means glamorous camping, which in turn means camping in luxury and style. This continued shortening of words and terms is the topic of a whole other blog. I'll just say here that by the beginning of the next decade someone …

Oct 21, 2018 - 11:39am
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A misplaced article of faith

This was originally posted elsewhere on Sept. 12, 2011. I’ve edited it slightly.   When I listen to arguments I pay particularly close attention to assumptions. I’ve found that most of the time the real issues are found here rather than in what’s being said. Lately, I’ve…

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:36am
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Welfare:  Yes, please!

I ran into a republican the other day, and as we exchanged pleasantries, I noticed he had a content smile on his face where normally he had a frown.  Curious as to what changed his demeanor, I inquired as to why his spirits seemed to have lifted.  He then explained how his fortunes changed…

Oct 18, 2018 - 12:08pm
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The Day PC Died

For decades, politically correct (PC) has prevented society from talking about our problems.     To solve many of our problems, possible solutions need to be aired without fear of humiliation.  This is called "brainstorming" in business.  If a person believes they will be ca…

Oct 13, 2018 - 12:56am
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Yes, They ARE A Mob!

The dictionary defines a mob as:  A disorderly or riotous crowd of people bent on or engaged in lawless violence.  Meet the democrat party and the American Left. They’re now officially a mob.  It started the day President Donald J. Trump was sworn in as President of the United S…

Oct 17, 2018 - 12:38pm
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Any sacred or sacramental aspects of marriage are…

As a wedding officiant, I can tell you that in the US, marriage is a legal contract. Any sacred or sacramental aspects of it are additional by choice. We can consider own own marriages as religiously consecrated, & indeed they might be by a clergywoman. But that doesn't define marriage in o…

Oct 19, 2018 - 9:03am
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