Some thoughts About Domestic Abuse and Motivation.…
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Feb 13, 2018 - 9:10pm
Some thoughts About Domestic Abuse and Motivation.…

Sorry..I could not pass this one up..this is a Banksy piece of art I think in London.    During the past week, we have heard about Domestic Abuse and seen it blown off by the White House and its not their fault, they didn’t take the time to understand. Actually, I am getting to the point where I ask the people I know.."why are you so surprised, Ive been telling you these things for years?"  Not all men are like that, but they are, by society, raised to be this way to fit in.  Aggressive and forceful, instead of understanding and supportive.  Ive never understood that because you really can do both.  Not all men are abusive and not all women are victims.  But before the conversation begins, it should be understood.    People always think if you are strong you just “walk away”.…

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Unfunded Pensions and pension abuse...an internati…

Unfunded pensions are NOT confined to USA.  UK civil servants also receive pensions which are not fully funded.  Consider:  I am a civil servant who retired at 60 after 11 years' service.  I receive a small index linked pension of £3500 pa.  Should I live to, eg, 90 - w…

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:56pm
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A Christian Primer

Introduction: Beyond just the common hatred of Christianity on WB (and throughout the world); there also seems to be a lot of ignorance concerning my faith.  I don’t mean this as derogatory assertion… just an observation.  I assure you, I am very ignorant of many things I …

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:56pm
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Green Bank Observatory Trips

Picture from Google Earth   In a narrow vale between two folds of earthen ridges in eastern West Virginia, a man-made structure stands nearly 150 meters tall. This is the Green Bank radio telescope, a unique resource that is the largest fully steerable radio telescope in the world, with an ante…

Feb 13, 2018 - 10:18am
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DENCEPENCE “TOOK A BUTT” AT OLYMPIC&rs…

  DENCEPENCE “TOOK A BUTT” AT OLYMPIC’S OPENING   Well it was bound to happen our dear fumble bumble Vice President DencePence in protest at the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea “took a butt” rather than a knee to protest. And HE’S a v…

Feb 13, 2018 - 10:44am
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Algorithms Are No Better At Telling The Future Tha…

According to a new report "An increasing number of businesses are investing in advanced technologies that can help them forecast the future of their workforce and gain a competitive advantage". It's true, almost every day we see more and more bollocks being written by supposedly intelligent people w…

Feb 14, 2018 - 1:36pm
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My ass, it is.   The slave economy is at full employment. Everyone who has to take a sh!t job has one. In fact they've usually got about three.   The employers won't raise the conditions/wages above slave level, the workers who can afford to wait are doing so.   Every indicator says t…

Feb 16, 2018 - 4:51pm
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Is the Earth Flat?

Some people are still arguing about whether the Earth is round or flat.   I once did an experiment to try to prove that the Earth is round. The date was Sunday, 8th May 2016. My experiment failed, as I’ll relate in due course.   Here’s the idea. You visit a high hill, adjacent …

Feb 13, 2018 - 1:30pm
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THE DEMOCRAP COMEDY SHOW

The Democrap world, is fashioned on the Cartoon shows of the 60's. If things go wrong, it is because others are conspiring to wreck your good ideas. They are aided in their delusion by the trickle downs, who evolved from Republicans who believed everybody should have a chance.   Trumpty Dumpty …

Feb 18, 2018 - 2:19am
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Once More Atheists Prove They Are In Error

Have you been told by atheists that saying " God did it " does not explain anything? Do they say God is simply a God of the gaps, that when we do not understand something Christians say: ' God did it"? What atheists are saying is that the God Hypothesis explains nothing. They are right, at least in …

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:08am
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War & Peace

"The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected." Sun Tzu    is an interesting article on US Strategy.  I  have no place co…

Feb 17, 2018 - 12:36pm
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Intelligence – Why the differences?

Intelligence – Why the differences?   Looking at average intelligence from around the world one is struck by the stark differences between nations. Although these average IQs need to be treated with some suspicion, and they hide the fact that many people within these countries will have h…

Feb 14, 2018 - 10:19am
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The trucking industry has a serious problem

A lot of guys try to get out of trucking because it is a crummy life. They get out for lower pay but a better life. Our mechanic and oiler both used to drive and got out for a lower wage.   Low wages drove white boys out of agriculture, not the hard work. Stoop labor needs to pay by the bushel …

Feb 18, 2018 - 10:09am
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The ‘Americanization’ of Cuba- not so…

Just returned from a week of r&r in Varadero, Cuba, on one of the best beaches in the world. My wife and I first visited our favorite resort (Los Cactus- formerly Superclub Varadero) in 1996. It is the 11th time we have stayed here and the 15th time we have vacationed in Cuba. Our trips to Cuba …

Feb 11, 2018 - 7:34am
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Gun Madness Continues in the USA - 17 Dead in Flor…

How much longer are Americans going to sit back and allow this death toll to continue? How much longer are they going to allow mentally deranged kids, criminals and gangs to have access to assault rifles??   17 were shot dead in the latest School Massacre. They were shot my a nineteen year old …

Feb 16, 2018 - 12:44pm
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Trickle Up Economics

I hear a lot about income disparity, the widening gap between rich and poor, the loss of the middle class, and the notion that wealth redistribution is a right and proper function of government.  There are grandiose notions about eliminating poverty and world hunger, spouted by the super-rich a…

Feb 18, 2018 - 12:05am
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Human Sexuality - some thoughts.

Human Sexuality - Well in the wake of Weinstein this is a bit of a thorny subject that appears to be in a state of flux. But I thought it was worth putting in a few pennyworth of random thoughts.   a. I think human sexual behaviour is naturally more similar to that of Bonobos than that of other…

Feb 18, 2018 - 2:09pm
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There is nothing wrong with semi-automatics

There is nothing wrong with semi-automatics!!  Nothing at all.  They are a tool, just like a chainsaw is a tool--extremely dangerous if you don't know what you're doing, or are intentionally ignoring the safety rules.  There is also nothing inherently safer about having a revolver tha…

Feb 15, 2018 - 10:20am
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THAT WILL SHOW THEM!

  THAT WILL SHOW THEM!   Funny how this works. Not 12, not 14,  were indicted for manipulating social media to promote social division by mimicking grassroots political activity. All in favor of Trump?   So 13? Remember 9/11? Symbolically in your mind the sequence 911 = emergen…

Feb 17, 2018 - 4:38pm
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The Devil's Advocate

Greetings from the Abyss, my name is James Travil, but my friends call me JT. I am an active member of the Church of Satan.   I'm a lot of other things as well, but people who don't know me most often ask about my religion when they find out what it is. Actually a good deal of people just ASSu…

Feb 18, 2018 - 1:34am
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Ignorance is Bliss!!

Being ignorant is great fun. Only a fool thinks they know everything. I know some things but there are some major things that I know we don't know and that I would like to know.   We are all ignorant.   There are some fools who think that if we do not know something that it is proof that s…

Feb 12, 2018 - 8:39am
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SENEGAL-TRACKER NO. 3: THE ZOO AT HOME

    You know, I have a zoo here. First, we have 10 sheep in the back yard, who prefer to wake us up regularly because they think it's time to eat, although they're being fed in the morning and at 8 pm regularly.   Means I'm going to bed, usually around 1-2 am, since we prefer to work…

Feb 14, 2018 - 8:17am
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Dangerous People

First, this insanity that it's everything except the guns has to stop. Guns matter. And if we can't remove the guns, for political reasons, let's change the ammo. Rubber bullets for the public for everything except hunting rifles. We can make guns less lethal.   We have all met some dangerous p…

Feb 16, 2018 - 2:20pm
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