I have never understood the fascination with making coffee pots smaller. They used to be supposedly 12 cup then they dropped to supposedly 10 and then the powers that be made a stupid four cup contraption. And now in the hipster/yuppies they have decided to make the worst evil of them all the Keurig Single Cup coffeemaker.
After the oil bust of the late 1980s I met a geologist. This guy was an uberqualified geologist. He had every degree he could get in the field. I even think that he held a doctorate in geology. He had the highest honors attainable in his profession from just about every one of the major geological societies.
He worked as a bicycle mechanic.
It is difficult to live in a society based on consumption and not be tainted in some way. We face a daily bombardment of advertising telling us that we need this gadget, that all the pretty people are wearing this style of clothing, that this kind of toothpaste will make us irresistible to the opposite sex.
One of the problems with the 1971 decision to move some federal holidays to Mondays is that some of the holidays have lost their significance. The government would not make national holidays just to eat barbecue and drink gallons of beer. The holiday move, which was done to give Americans a three-day weekend, has allowed the booboisie to redefine some holidays in ways not intended. A prime example of the is President’s Day. Just to set the record straight there is no federal holiday called President’s Day. That is a Madison Avenue construct. The actual federal holiday in February is called Washington’s Birthday in honor of the father of our country.
Another example in the shift in meaning of holidays is the upcoming Memorial Day. Continue reading SSG Jason Reeves and the Reason for Memorial Day
Recently someone made comment about my adopting a life of minimalism, my desire to be “off-the-grid,” and the apparent dichotomy of keeping an internet connection.
As I think back over my life I can only I remember one time in my life when I was scared in a public bathroom.
Continue reading The Great Bathroom Debate
Let me give you a few quotes from the Declaration of Independence.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
This speech was delivered by General Washington to his troops
just before the battle of Long Island, August 26, 1776.*
“The time is now near at hand, which must probably determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. Continue reading George Washington Predicts 2016 Election
I sincerely have doubts about the great American political divide of conservative vs. liberal. I don’t think that is much of a divide. Let me cite but a few examples why I don’t see much of a divide. Continue reading It’s authoritarianism v the Constitution not liberal v conservative
A person on Facebook recently asked the question:
How would you sway Christian constitutionalists [to the Libertarian] party with such liberal social stances?
For my part (and only my part) I hold to what some may consider a fringe form of Christianity I feel that the best protection that I can get is for everybody to have equal protections. Continue reading No Problem being a Christian and a Libertarian