Mixed feelings about criminal diagnoses

I have mixed feelings about the diagnosing of violent youth as diseased, but here’s the headline: Hood Disease: Inner City Oakland Youth Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder It’s what the government — and doctors at Harvard — are saying: OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — In the inner city, a health problem is making it harder for […]

Go Forth And Prosper

As part of my effort to promote the Forth language for real time control I have decided to try a crowd funding project. Which is why my appearance here has been sporadic.

Oh NOOooo!!!

This atrocity is called “the Pupeko anti-ageing mouthpiece, which claims to tighten the cheeks as the user does breathing exercises.” While I understand that this is supposed to be a beauty enhancement device, I just can’t see wanting to look like an inflatable sex doll or like a fish, even if you take the thing out […]

“There is a mountain of research on this topic.”

The other day I read a Salon article with a video purporting to be a “brilliant takedown” by TV commentators of climate skeptics. The TV expert claimed that debating Global Warming was like debating whether 2+2=4: On his new show, “Last Week Tonight” John Oliver took a much needed jab at the ridiculous and terrible […]

Knowledge is power?

So who has it? In the United States, the court’s ruling would clash with the First Amendment. But the decision heightens a growing uneasiness everywhere over the Internet’s ability to persistently define people against their will. “More and more Internet users want a little of the ephemerality and the forgetfulness of predigital days,” said Viktor […]

Deliberate lie, or just blind ignorance?

A prominent politician who is on the Republican National Committee has said this in a fund-raising email I got earlier: …in the original Webster’s dictionary, which our forefathers knew well, they said we have certain inalienable rights … The definition of inalienable were those rights that were not repugnant to God (most were Christians and […]

Another brain damaged president?

Is this wishful thinking on the part of Karl Rove, or does Hillary Clinton actually have brain damage? He said if Clinton runs for president, voters must be told what happened when she suffered a fall in December 2012. The official diagnosis was a blood clot. Rove told the conference near LA Thursday, “Thirty days […]

Right side up the upside down!

I saw this on Facebook earlier. It’s been making the rounds, and while I see the point (that identity politics sucks), I am not sure that answering identity politics with identity politics does much more than perpetuate identity politics. Also, the use of the phrase “upside down” intrigued me, because it implies that there is […]

Evangelicals Without Faith

Hunter Backer discusses his experiences at an Evangelical Convention and the topic of abortion came up as it inevitably does. So I wrote him a letter: As long as abortion is an individual decision the only way to reduce it is to change minds. The alternative is laws. So where does that lead? 1. Women […]

Prayer To Satan To Start Public Meetings

Eric brought to my attention the emerging atheist-Scientologist-Satanist coalition. The premise is that the Supreme Court has allowed public bodies to use sectarian prayers to start public meetings. So I have invented a prayer for such occasions. Oh Great Evil One protect us from those who wish to force us to do good.

In your prayers

Despite the fact that the Constitution has been thoroughly ransacked for profit, it’s video games that are ruining the country. On this vital point, the best minds on the left and right agree: “Grand Theft Auto…encourages [children] to have sex with prostitutes and then murder them.”—Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), July 14, 2005. “Every school massacre can be traced […]

Follow The Evidence

Chief IO had the following video up in a post. I think it bears repeating. Piers Corbyn predicts a mini-Ice Age for the next 20 to 25 years with this past winter a start to that Ice Age.

How Do They Know The Right Amount?

Socialist Mitt Romney – the Republican candidate for President in 2012 – has called for a hike in the minimum wage. …Mitt Romney on Friday called for an increase in the federal minimum wage, splitting with party leaders and some top business groups on what’s expected to a major issue in this year’s midterm elections. […]

Your gasoline money at work

In Saudi Arabia, discussing religion can get you torture plus many years in prison: A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced the editor of a website that discussed religion in the ultra-conservative Islamic kingdom to 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes. Raif Badawi, who started the “Free Saudi Liberals” website, was arrested in June 2012 […]

Late night throwaway culture war post

I guess it’s that time of night when I have to write a blog post lest I turn into a pumpkin. Anything happening? Yeah. According to an article linked by Drudge, the homos are making all kinds of trouble for the Sultan of Brunei.       BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–The pink stucco palace known as […]

“short records with uncertain forcings”

Chris Wallace is being excoriated for saying this: Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday became the latest voice on the conservative network to repeat incorrect information about climate change, and suggested that it was time to “worry about global cooling now.” During a segment about the economy on Fox News Sunday, former UBS CEO […]

#DRUGWARFAIL

I don’t know whether this will have any effect on an intractable situation, but a group of Nobel Prize winning economists — along with Reagan’s former Secretary of State George Shultz — have warned that the war on drugs has failed big time: The global “war on drugs” has been a catastrophic failure and world […]

Some Criticism

In an article on the rise of Libertarianism some one in the comments posted this criticism: “This is the most libertarian generation that has ever existed.” Probably tue and completely scary. A philosophy based on the writings of an increasingly alienated sociopath, whose hero was a serial killer for his extreme dedication to self-gratification at […]

“more accepting of the science and facts than older people”

According to this article, the relentless climate change harangue is driving children crazy: Child psychiatrists, psychologists and educators say they’ve seen an escalation in the anxiety levels of today’s youth, who are constantly exposed to doomsday talk about the destruction of our planet. But despite the fact that we live in a world with more […]

Illinois Considers Legalization

This took place Monday – so I’m a little late to the show. But Obama’s home state? Very little happens in Illinois without Democrat Party approval. And it appears that the Democrats are backing legalization. “The main difference between the War on Drugs and Prohibition is that, after 40 years, this country still hasn’t acknowledged […]