Elvis Lives Near Memphis
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Dec 8, 2018 - 10:12pm
Elvis Lives Near Memphis

The human brain is a marvelous thing.  I've been giving this much thought lately as politics in America is now a bipolar sport.  For one very small moment, I will look at the glass as half full.    The human mind is truly the most complex device created and is completely unpredictable due to this nature.  I can have a brother or a sister with nearly an identical upbringing and have a diametrically opposed view on just about anything.  One small but profound experience can change a person's outlook on just about any subject.    We are creatures that are exposed to our environment to such an incredible state.  We feel everything around us with exquisite detail . . . not just things that we contact directly, but even things we have never experienced with our other 4 senses.  We…

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More commodifying of life, more numbers, more cons…

Our tenured elites, our bankers, all our highest officials, and most all our policy wonks are playing out ridiculously predictable scripts.   As none has any access to any humanities, they even more helplessly exhibit the mediocrity of pod people all stuck in categories, departments, abstractio…

Dec 8, 2018 - 10:14pm
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The Falklands and penguins

The Falklands and penguins   We didn’t actually storm the beach. Instead we bounced up to a jetty where a pleasant sailor helped us off as the lifeboat pitched about. A jaunty big sign bade us welcome to the Falklands. We had already noted the bright little town of Port Stanley. …

Dec 9, 2018 - 5:10am
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The Reprobate Reconsideration of Rules

I browsed through a book recently, and I really think it is worthy of a review. The book is Answering Why by Mark C. Perna. Mr. Perna coins the term the “Why Generation” describing the Generation Z, those born in the 1995 to 2010 era.   Self-Created Problems Mr. Perna spoke to an ex…

Dec 9, 2018 - 8:08am
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A different way to look at the climate change deba…

There are a lot of climate posts here. Each side thinks the other one is nuts, or scientifically off their rockers, or holding positions because of whichever shadowy interests they’re accused of backing. I’m on one side of this but I was absolutely not inclined to post about this because…

Dec 8, 2018 - 12:15am
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The Beat Goes on XXVIII

I wanted to share the dialogue we’ve been having with a new website development firm.  The first message was their initial take on the technical problems we’re having and the second message is their response to my brother’s question of how much it would cost to rebuild th…

Dec 8, 2018 - 11:41am
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An International Tax Shell Game

In the early 1980s, I was working for an international oilfield service company. The company made no secret that it was about profits. All employees had reasonable access to their division’s financial summaries, which included both sets of books. I will explain that later.   I will just c…

Dec 8, 2018 - 2:09pm
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Trump and the true nature of this world

If anyone knows the true nature of this world...it's Trump.   Here is the big picture that so many on the Left can't see...   As far as liars and corruption... I did not have sex with that woman.Wipe it? you mean like with a cloth?Tell Vlad I'll have a lot more flexibility afte…

Dec 9, 2018 - 5:17am
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Comey Claims Amnesia During Questions

If you remember Sgt. Schultz's famous "I know nothing" lines from Hogan's Heroes, you've seen James Comey's inspiration for his recent testimony. I found this , via Former FBI Director James Comey claimed “I don’t know” or “I don’t remember” in response to …

Dec 9, 2018 - 8:35am
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The liberal media Christmas outrage is hilarious!

I'm so confused when it comes to the media and the liberal message.  Take for instance the outrage over the color of the Christmas trees in the White House.  They couldn't just say they were appalled at the color red, but they were appalled at the color "BLOOD" red.  Where was the blo…

Dec 8, 2018 - 6:31am
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The Solution to Our Spending Crisis is the Penny P…

A new poll, commissioned by Club for Growth, found support for the penny plan runs wide as 76 percent of Republicans, 68 percent of Independents, and 63 percent of Democrats surveyed said they back it. Why not? The penny plan is not some radical policy. It simply requires a spending cut of 1 percent…

Dec 8, 2018 - 8:33am
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The Best Electric Guitar geniuses of all Time

In commenting to a article here about the Best Electric Guitar players in the Universe, I realized I could not give the topic the amount of consideration it deserved in just a short comment so here is my article instead......   Oh my, what a subject!  As a musician and drummer since age 13…

Dec 8, 2018 - 7:59am
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In Praise of Negative Leadership

I was interested in a recent  which appeared in Thomas Rick’s admirable Task & Purpose in light of the Death of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush.   The article, was by a former Lance Corporal (“L/Cpl”) in the US Marine Corps who served in com…

Dec 4, 2018 - 2:54pm
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USAmerican

The following was triggered by an excellent article I read today about a piece of the fraud that is the USAmerican corporate, for-profit remedial sick care industry (abbreviated below as RSC) that has personally effected (afflicted) me over the last few years: privatized "Medicare Advantage".  …

Dec 6, 2018 - 5:23pm
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Les Dplorables

It's not often that we Texans (or anybody for that matter) can say, “good for the French” for throwing a hissy fit.  And throwing a hissy fit they are.    So, why?  Why the protests?   Some would have you believe that the cost of energy/petrol is the reason (but …

Dec 4, 2018 - 8:18pm
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Marlboro Man

Against my better judgement I have allowed myself to be persuaded to take on a feature  concerning the marathon circuit.  It's not of particular interest to me; it's a story to finance my vices same as another. There still exists the very real prospect that the entire project will end in u…

Dec 7, 2018 - 4:23am
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Socialism's corruption

Socialism's corruption runs deeper than you can fathom:   Socialism: Here are countries and leaders that promised people a Socialist paradise while at the same time they lived like KINGS and people starved!   1) Union of Soviet SOCIALIST Republics (Joseph Stalin) – 100 million …

Dec 8, 2018 - 8:36pm
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What Can We Learn from the French Tax Riots?

Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high taxes   “Central Paris was filled with the rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government in a m…

Dec 9, 2018 - 2:45pm
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The American Lie

Americans are sold on the idea of the "American Dream" almost from the time that they can talk.  You are led to believe that if you stay in school, get good grades, stay out of trouble and achieve some kind of post secondary degree the good life is there for the taking.   The bar for the A…

Dec 4, 2018 - 10:49am
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Exit without entrance

Twenty years ago, in the summer of 1997, I visited London as a tourist. It must be admitted that from the very first minutes of acquaintance with this country it produced the impression of a very different world - not how England had been imagined for fifteen years spent studying its language, lite…

Dec 5, 2018 - 7:12am
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Reagan Time Capsule

I was going through some stuff recently and re-discovered my cartoons and other drawings from my teenage years. As you’ll see, I’m not an artist, but it was fun to draw cartoon strips of the various characters and caricatures in my life at the time. Among the gems I found was this one, w…

Dec 5, 2018 - 1:24pm
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LEARN TO PLAY BASS. IT COOLS YOU DOWN !

A couple of days ago a friend of mine whom I play guitar with from time to time showed up at my doorstep with a bass guitar in his hand. I asked him what that is about, and he said, "Well, do you want that bass ? I was given it from another guy I know, but since I don't know how to play, I thought …

Dec 7, 2018 - 3:21am
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Oh Shit!! Pete Shelley’s Dead!!

Oh Shit!! Pete Shelley’s Dead!! Posted on by A few years ago I was living in a hiatus of great bands. The Magic Band, Love, the Fall and the Buzzcocks were all touring. Then it fell apart – Rockette Morton with heart surgery, Arthur Lee died, Mark E Smith died and now Pete S…

Dec 6, 2018 - 6:55pm
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