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I am old, fat and arthritic, and I laugh about it. I am a Christian. Patty and I have been married 44 years, and boy did I luck out there. We have 3 children and 10 grandchildren. I served in the Corps (there is no Corps but the United States Marine Corps and Chesty Puller was its prophet). I worked as a computer programmer and database administrator.

I read a lot of history. I like to kayak. I like to draw.

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Great YouTube channel to follow. Partially because he's a Black conservative. Mostly.. he is ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 29, 2019:
No wonder goggle, twitter, facebook, et al are trying to shut voices like this down. He's way too effective for their comfort.
SpaceX first 45 Starlink satellites are working [businessinsider.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 28, 2019:
Elon Musk got into the SpaceX business because he wanted a cheaper way to to get Starlink into orbit.
A New Racist Campaign Against Kamala Harris Is Taking Shape
timon_phocas comments on Jun 28, 2019:
This happened in Obama's 2008 campaign.
Here's a short clip of Tucker, debate 2- pointing out the 'BeClowning', LoL [youtu.be]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 28, 2019:
It's humerous that even leftist cognoscenti can't keep track of all in the LGBTQCRAZY nomenclature.
Europe says SpaceX “dominating” launch, vows to develop Falcon 9-like rocket [arstechnica.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 28, 2019:
Space launches have been comfortable national monopolies for sixty years. A bull headed entrapeneur has changed all that. Automobiles were expensive toys for the rich until Henry Ford, another bull headed entrapeneur, changed them into mass produced consumer goods. The national space launch monopolies controlled who could use space and for what purposes. Contractors to those monopolies are fat, slow and happy. Mr. Musk is changing all that. It's about time.
CA legislature blames LGBT deaths on religion [thefederalist.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 28, 2019:
The California legislature says high suicide rates among LGBT are caused by disapproval from religions and religious people. In the Netherlands (which has church attendance in the low single digits) gay men are at a remarkably higher risk of suicide than heterosexual men. The Netherlands, which advertises Amsterdam as the "gay capital of the world." The Netherlands, which was the first country in the world to legalize same sex marriage. So lack of religion doesn't seem to affect suicide rates among gay men. And neither does governmental approval.
Ocasio-Cortez Accused Of Staging Photo PR Stunt At Detention Center - YouTube
timon_phocas comments on Jun 27, 2019:
Always a drama queen. A poser. Just as real as all her other poses. That's why she was recruited in a screen test.
[tracinskiletter.com] The Tracinski Letter Why Islam Is More Violent Than Christianity
timon_phocas comments on Jun 27, 2019:
An even handed, dispassionate examination. Good reading. Nice grasp of church history and Islamic history as well. Thank you for posting this.
Violence Against teachers Is Rising Fast!
timon_phocas comments on Jun 27, 2019:
Catholic school systems have always had higher class sizes. And higher achievement. And lower violence.
Facebook wants to be a country [wired.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 26, 2019:
There is a long history of private currencies in the US. They were circulated alongside US currency until the early 20th century. There were many private currency collapses. Banks collapsed, businesses devastated, masses bankrupted. Now crypto currencies promise to be bigger than countries. What kind of devastation would they cause when they collapse? How many tens of millions? And what tin pot dictators would take advantage of it? If a bank fails now, its officers are arrested and tried for malfeasance. Who has jurisdiction over libra? Someone in Switzerland? Someone in Silicon Valley? Some officer of Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, et al?
Reddit restricts access to the very popular "The_Donald" subreddit over alleged policy violations by...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 26, 2019:
The Tech Moguls are getting ready to censor the 2020 elections. Leftists have already discredited legacy media. And now Leftist Tech Moguls are busy discrediting their own platforms. They simply don't understand, perhaps they cannot.
7 Times The Obama Administration Obstructed Justice | Daily Wire
timon_phocas comments on Jun 26, 2019:
Whenever one of 'the annointed' are caught in pecadillos or peculations the press maintain the embarrassed silence of devout Catholics watching the Pope pass gas at high mass.
She says that the problem with breaking up Google is that smaller companies wouldn’t be able to ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 26, 2019:
Better to just get rid of that messy 'democracy' thing. It's just too undependable for the 'right people' to reliably control.
'ELON MUSK: THIS IS SPACEX’S “MOST DIFFICULT LAUNCH” EVER' [futurism.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 26, 2019:
Pretty good launch so far. Two of three boosters recovered. One payload fairing recovered. At last reading, satellites are still being deployed. Not bad at all.
Mars Rover Detects “Excitingly Huge” Methane Spike [scientificamerican.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 26, 2019:
Scientists think Martian life is farting. Oh joy!
Sounds to me like somebody is shitting his pants in secrecy whole year ahead of election. Makes you ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 25, 2019:
And Google's timing is impeccable. They let down their mask just in time for the federal Antitrust lawyers to come down hard on them.
Bernie's cancelstudentdebt is a dangerous scam... [thefederalist.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 25, 2019:
I went through nursing school and paid for it out of pocket. My kids went to college, and paid for it either out of pocket or by serving in the armed forces. One took out loans and paid them all back. I have no sympathy for people who took out college loans and want to be bailed out by taxpayers.
Obama To Americans: You Don't Deserve To Be Free
timon_phocas comments on Jun 24, 2019:
Let's look at the economic booms of the 50s and 60s. First of all, every industrial competitor in the world was bankrupt or bombed to rubble (sometimes both) in the immediate postwar period. If you wanted to rebuild your industrial economy, the US was likely your only supplier. US companies were flush with war profits and there was a tremendous, pent up demand for consumer goods after rationing. So US companies had the capital and the market to expand while other countries were still trying to restore basic services. These conditions lasted until the early 1960s. There were also two major tax cuts that juiced the American economy in this era. Truman rolled back (but did not eliminate) wartime tax collection. JFK also rolled back income taxes, which sparked a market rally that lasted until 1970. So all we have to do to recreate Obama's rosy vision is have another world war that destroys every other economy but our own. Sure, untold millions will die, but Obama will finally be right about the US economy... And wouldn't that be a worthy goal???
To the moon and back [youtu.be]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 24, 2019:
Thanks, good video about nice, technical issues. A pleasant diversion from the 'sturm und drang' of daily politics.
Tory leadership race in the UK. Boris Johnson vs. Jeremy Hunt. Has it been much reported in your ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 24, 2019:
The headlines here are mostly about "Boris' Brush With Police." Not very prominent headlines, to be sure. I suppose those headlines mean people in the political/press establishment hate Boris Johnson.
Australia news reporting on Farm Attacks [skynews.com.au]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 24, 2019:
Howdy @Jenna, Deeply saddening. I will contact my congressman and ask that he see about refugee status for Afrikaaner victims. Lord only knows we have too many radical Islamists and cartelistas posing as refugees. Might as well get some real refugees as well. As Afrikaaners congregate in cooperative colonies, I would suggest reading the history of kibbutzim. Kibbutzim were under pretty constant harrassment and attacks with very little support from law enforcement (British). Their efforts to protect themselves might suggest some measures to Afrikaaners. Pray to a merciful God.
How would you respond to someone of high intersectionality who claims to be systematically oppressed...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 23, 2019:
Everybody in our society is privileged. We are all, by historical standards, extravagantly wealthy. If you were the emperor of Rome, your medical treatment would be given to you by the functional equivalent of witch doctors. There were perhaps a million books in the entire empire, and only one library with more than 100,000 volumes. If you wanted entertainment, unless you were truely wealthy, there was the Hippodrome a few times a year. The rest of the time was pure drudgery, which you shared with a population that was 50% slave. And that was the glory of Rome, one of the better epochs of history.
This is what a mentally unhealthy neighbor threw out into the middle of our cul de sac because she ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 22, 2019:
That's what we "normals" do. We go around picking up after the crashes and train wrecks of progressives. And then they blame us for being "privileged."
Sustainable Development Is a Con Job - YouTube
timon_phocas comments on Jun 22, 2019:
Michael Crichton wrote a thriller about climate change titled, "Climate of Fear." In an appendix he writes that so-called sustainable development was being foisted on developing countries in order to perpetuate the existing economic superiority of current industrial powers. Now it's being foisted on industrial powers, too. Oh joy.
War with Iran. Are we going to make the same mistakes as we did in the middle east before and ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Don't think so. The mullahs will do what they think they can get away with. Maybe if there's another launch at a drone we can launch an anti-radiation missile to destroy the guidance radar. Who knows?
Iran is begging for a good ole fashioned ass kickin, and Trump is just the guy to deliver. I do ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 20, 2019:
I think the US should send in F-22s, invisibly shoot down half the Iranian air force, ghost away, and then deny everything.
Guardian: Why Trump Will Win [theguardian.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 20, 2019:
The article is bigoted against conservatives in general and Trump supporters specifically. The author believes Trump will be reelected because of favorable economic conditions.
The UK has banned "harmful gender stereotypes" in advertisements... [reason.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Maybe it will accelerate the change to new media outlets. Nothing like some thin-faced, puritan censors to drive away audiences.
Biden vows to mandate smart guns if elected... [bearingarms.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Smart firearms. Great, we'll have pistols smarter than the president...
Pretty decent presentation on the Artificial Gravity: [youtube.com] Here's one more tidbit on ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 20, 2019:
Thank you. Nicely understandable discussion of issues
New Republic: House Leaders Look Flakey [newrepublic.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 17, 2019:
If The New Republic, a consistently leftist source, says they're flakey, that's significant.
The first Communist leader of the South African Communist Party was British. The white miners ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 17, 2019:
Harru Truman often said the only thing that that's new in life is the history you didn't know. Thanks for the new history.
Will the Iranian Navy Require Sinking?
timon_phocas comments on Jun 16, 2019:
That's what happened in 1988. Iraq and Iran were at the tail end of their meat-grinder of a war. Iraq was launching Exocet missiles at tankers. Iran was laying mines. Iraq quit after they hit a US destroyer at a UAE dock. Iran kept laying mines. The 5th fleet attacked oil ptatforms serving as IRGC bases. Then surface units went into Iranian naval bases, sank half the Iranian navy and withdrew. It was the US Navy's first missile engagement. And the first fleet surface action since WWII. "Proceedings" had a good article on it in 1989. Ironically one of the ships in the 5th fleet, the USS Kidd, was originally built for Iran's navy. When the shah was deposed and the US embassy occupied, the ships being built for the shah's navy were taken unto the US Navy. Collectively, they were called the "ayatollah class."
The future of men and marriage is bleak, Suzanne Venker [washingtonexaminer.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 16, 2019:
Before Freud people were souls before their God. After Freud people became sexual beings, frustrated by the restrictions of society. Under the old regime sex was part of family. Freud made it for fulfillment. Hugh Hefner led the charge for sex as pleasure and pleasure was fulfillment. Feminists fell for this hook, line and sinker. Now men and women see no reason to harness themselves into families. It is destructive to men, to women and to society.
I came across the following statement in someone's article: "The basic driving force behind all ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 16, 2019:
I see people protesting who are better dressed, drive nicer cars, go to expensive schools. In short, they live a much more prosperous life than I do. So what economic conditions are they angry about?
Why SpaceX Built A Stainless Steel Starship [youtube.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 15, 2019:
Howdy @kresica, Thank you, fascinating video.
Is political bias in media/youtube centrally coordinated or emergent from each outlet trying to ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 15, 2019:
They would not censor if they wanted to maximize clicks. Every viewpoint represents a market niche. The techies running these platforms were educated in leftist universities. They consume leftist news and entertainment The people around them echo their views. Leftism is their bubble. They administer their platforms assuming their bubble's worldview is normality. I think they are actually shocked that there are divergent viewpoints.
X37B, the Airforce's new toy flying top secret missions in orbit. The X37B is an unmanned ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 15, 2019:
I think the test bed for new technology sounds logical. We're designing machines for an entirely new environment. How do you design a machine for space which absolutely positively has to work. Once every year and a half. For ten minutes. Or everything and everyone aboard is lost forever. And reaction drives are so expensive. What are the alternatives? And how can we get them to be spaceworthy?
Was watching an IDW interview last night and the host Dave Rubin mentioned the microgroups on the ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 15, 2019:
I have grown weary of conservative intellectuals losing elections while winning debates about how many Friedrich Hayeks can dance on the head of a pin. Or was it Selma Hayeks??? Does it matter?
This was an interesting read... Rising conservatives are as hostile to freedom as the leftists ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 15, 2019:
The modern conservative movement was kindled by William F. Buckely Jr. Eloquent, erudite and charmingly witty, he epitomized conservatism for a generation. I see two problems with this. First, it didn't really connect to the masses. It was kind of like putting a string quartet on a stage where the audience was expecting Hank Williams Jr. (a Country music icon for our friends in the rest of the Anglosphere) Second, conservative intellectuals mistook "eloquent, erudite and witty" for the substance of conservatism. Selling out cruise ships was just as important as trying to get stuff done. Symposia, columns and colloquies were a conservative cottage industry. The nitty gritty of motivating people to vote and govern wasn't. Intellectual conservatives have lost the movement they founded. They're outraged. "Hank Williams Jr." conservatives want them to get out of the way so they can get stuff done. All they see are so-called conservatives echoing leftist attacks on the guy who IS getting stuff done. There's a split all right. I don't think the intellectual conservatives realize how completely Trump has captured the Republican party and their own movement.
In relations to binary code, Adam being (1) and Eve (0). If Adam were to have refused to eating from...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 14, 2019:
Howdy @DesireNoDesires If both Adam and Eve were 0, then when Eve took the fruit they would be 001. When Adam took the fruit as well that would make it 010 (binary 2). This knowledge and five dollars will get you a small latte at Starbucks. Hey, I shoveled bytes for 25 years.
Cassini's best pictures of Saturn [abc.net.au]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 14, 2019:
We live in an incredible age of discovery. Seeing these images is like getting to peek over Magellan's shoulder
INSIDE David Suzuki's latest foreign-funded cross-country tour | Sheila Gunn Reid - YouTube
timon_phocas comments on Jun 14, 2019:
The people who harangue me most about Anthpogenic Global Warming have the largest carbon footprints. They commute 50 miles to work. They commute another 20 miles to where their horses are stabled. They fly all over the world for vacations. I commuted on bicycles for 25 years. I didn't believe in AGW. I believed in physical fitness. Being sideswiped by a rapid transit bus put a somewhat poetic end to that season of life. I guess they didn't like the low carbon competition. Whatever. The point is, I actually lived the low carbon lifeftyle they eschew but say everyone else should follow.
Vague Climate Change Statistics My problem whenever I hear someone arguing that climate change is...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 14, 2019:
climatedepot.com is a source of alternative views
Resources are not scarce. We've explored to a depth comparable to the outermost layer of an ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 13, 2019:
The Simon-Ehrlich Wager was a $1,000 bet between Julian Simon (business professor) and Paul Ehrlich (biologist and author of "The Population Bomb"). Ehrlich's book predicted famines, critical resource shortages and catastrophic wars. Simon offered to bet resource prices (adjusted foriflation )would drop. Ehrlich accepted the bet and chose copper, chromium, nickel, tin and tungsten as his index resources. The bet was finalized in September of 1980 and in 1990 Julian Simon won the bet. In 2007 the phrase on everybody's tongue was "peak oil." We were going have oil shortages for the forseeable future. Gas prices would always go higher. OPEC would rule out he world. In 2009 fracking opened up new oil fields in the Dakotas and Texas. People betting on scarcity are betting against history.
A man reportedly robbed almost $8,000 from 2 banks in Israel while carrying an avocado that looked ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 13, 2019:
Killer guacamole? "Just do what he says, Marvin. He's got an avocado!"
Bill introduced to allow lawsuits against gun manufacturers... [bearingarms.com] Oh boy...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 13, 2019:
They tried that in the 1990s. Their model was the shakedown of the tobacco industry. That shakedown worked because it was profitable. Cigarette sales totaled about ten billion a year, so there was money to be had. Law firms made billions suing them, states happily pocketed more billions. All in a good cause... Gun sales OTOH were about 500 million a year. Gun manufacturers were small companies. They weren't a rich enough target to be profitable. So the movement petered out.
When they raised the taxes to 90% the Companies went over seas. We became a weak nation dependent on...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 12, 2019:
Leftists believe all capitalism is crony capitalism. You exploit government to pry open market advantages. That's how they become wealthy, and they think all wealth is accumulated that way. It becomes a symbiotic relationship. As a result, they and their cronies created market and political environments that demand government intervention to function. More opportunities to work the system for mutual benefits.
[youtu.be] Obvious to anybody who cares to notice.
timon_phocas comments on Jun 12, 2019:
This is a common trope in American politics. Leftists trot out a cooperative face with mental health credentials to label a conservative (or conservatives in general) as mentally disturbed or unstable. I've seen it from the sixties to the present. They complain of Trump's inability to speak complete sentences and are silent about Nancy Pelosi. They criticise Trump's malaprops but don't mention Slo Joe Biden. They point out Trump's misstatements and greet Maxine Waters' with silence. They question Trump's health and have been curiously uncurious about Hillary Clinton's. Trump's rally speeches are said to be incoherent and rambling; a sure sign of dementia. The allegedly brilliant Barrak Obama can't stumble his way through a coherent paragraph without a teleprompter. We've sll seen it. Trump OTOH can enthrall his audiences for two hours without a teleprompter or a sheaf of notes. We've seen that, too. They've done this so many times before. Its more vehement now, but it's part and parcel of the leftist attack culture.
Another gun manufacturer to leave anti-gun state... [bearingarms.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 11, 2019:
Let's see, high taxes, expensive regulations, and a government that discriminates against your customers. Why stay?
This is a fascinating video, and a testament to the capacity with which human beings have been ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 11, 2019:
Thank you, very interesting
Martian Nocturne It seems that the hype, fame and frenzy surrounding our venturing into deep ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 11, 2019:
Howdy @kresica, I took a lot of anatomy & physiology courses in college. The bone density problem during spaceflight intrigued me so I followed it closely. I saw a lot of mentions of the problem, but no articles about cure. Nonetheless, all the space agencies and space entrapeneurs are going ahead with deep space mission planning. I don't know what extra data they have. As for women's cycles synching with lunar phases... Let's see, Phobos orbital period is almost 8 hours. If they synch with that, they could have PMS 3 times a day. I've been married for almost 43 years now. And Yep, that's par for the course right here on Earth. Whereas if they synched with Deimos, that would mean PMS every 30 hours. That could be an improvement. Personally, I think they already synch with Martian cycles...
We are told that Muslims practice in the mutilation of Islamic womens genitals... which when first ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 11, 2019:
A clitoris is extremely sensitive. It has very dense nerve and vascular connections. A clitorectomy is agonizingly painful for days. In this way it is like a circumcision (which is why circumcisions are almost exclusively done on newborns). A clitoris is essential for female orgasm. A woman without a clitoris can have some sexual pleasure, but no orgasm. Which is one reason why it's called female genital mutilation. The other reason is that clitorectomies are mostly done by the functional equivalent of witch doctors. Read Ayan Hirsi Ali's autobiography.
If the "Left" labels anyone who's right-of-"Left" a member of the "far right", what could do wrong?...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 10, 2019:
I think part of the problem is illuminated by a rhyme from Ogden Nash Who can tell if a flea is a he or a she only another flea I'm not really familiar with all the flavors of liberalism, progressivism, socialism, et al. I'm confident they can't tell the differences between all our conservative tribes. That's part of the reason we're all "alt right." They simply can't imagine we sincerely believe what we say. Another reason is pejorative, but that'll take another essay.
G20 weighs ageing as global risk By 2050, the world is projected to have more than two billion ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 10, 2019:
Nice to know I've finally made the "big time" as a global threat. Kind of gratifying.
To find out 100% facts
timon_phocas comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Most MSM censorship amounts to simply not covering information that is openly available. Often it's not the statistics being used, but the analysis surrounding it. Google often does its censoring by putting the info you want on the back pages. So you can simply scroll past rhe first few pages. DuckDuckGo is a browser whose default search engine is not Google. It also has better privacy. There are other third party options as well. As to trustworthy sources... The list is pretty long and you'll find a lot of them here on IDW.
Have you been brainwashed by watching Youtube videos by Conservative-leaning commentators (including...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 9, 2019:
Ya mean, Jay Leno's been lying to me about his garage? Renaults, Fiats and Masaratis AREN'T good family cars? Say it ain't so, Jay. Say it ain't so! :-(
StrategyPage: Iron Dome Overwhelmed [strategypage.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 9, 2019:
I posted this because it has a different conclusion than I heard on Brian Suits, "Dark Secret Place" broadcast. Brian Suits said the Hamas rocket barrage was more successful because their rockets were crudely made and ballisticly unpredictable. This gave Iron Dome's system false solutions. StrategyPage says the size and mix of Hamas rocket and mortar barrages overwhelmed Iron Dome Batteries. This can be fixed with more batteries, but those could be overwhelmed, too. New technology is needed. Perhaps rail gun, perhaps lasers.
Damning Data on Clinton's Server [theblaze.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 8, 2019:
Wow! If I had done one-hundredth of what Hillary got away with, the Corps would have manufactured a reason to shoot me.
Insight into Wikileaks' co-founder life in Belmarsh prison - YouTube
timon_phocas comments on Jun 8, 2019:
One-hundred-seventy-five years. I hear springtimes are lovely in Fort Leavenworth. Too bad Chelsea Manning isn't there anymore. She'd make a nice girlfriend. They could have been cellmates.
What's your thoughts about adding a way for group members to voluntarily send money to the group ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 8, 2019:
This can be a valuable addition IDW community. Are there any costs associated with providing this service?
ABC News admits gun laws wouldn't necessarily stop mass shootings... [bearingarms.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 8, 2019:
The 800 pound gorilla in the room is mood altering drugs. It's guys who are taking mood altering drugs to treat ADD/ADHD and then suddenly stop. Columbine, Santa Barbara, UVA, Aurora. I think the synagogue shooting fits this scenario as well. we don't talk about mood altering drugs as part of the cause because it means taking on big pharma.
[mateenelass.wordpress.com] Can Islam Be Defeated?
timon_phocas comments on Jun 7, 2019:
According to my reading, most people become alienated from political Islam because of intrusive lifestyle enforcement. Burkas, arranged marriages, restrictions on women's careers, censorship, prohibitions on mixed gender events... The list goes on and on. I believe political Islam's weakness lies here. It is a campaign of ideas and ideals, not armies. After China evicted the Mongols they sent Buddist missionaries to them. They converted them to a more pacific religion and haven't been bothered by them since. In the Reformation France was a "battleground state." The Jesuits sent playwrights to Paris to write plays in which free will was extolled over predestination. John Calvin might have unassailable logic, but the Jesuits delivered their theology as entertainment. For more recent history, look at the CIA's involvement in postwar Italy. The Italian Communists were the largest single party following Mussolini's downfall. The CIA realized it was a battle of ideals, so they subsidized democracy in Italy's marketplace of ideas. Newspapers, radio programs, movies, political parties; anything that promoted freedom and democracy received a subsidy from investors whose deep pockets were the CIA's. President Al Sisi of Egypt says Islam must change. Egypt's Al Azahr University is the most prestigeous university in the Sunni Muslim world. Egypt is the center of the Arab media world. Egyptian Arabic is the Modern Standard Arabic used in literature and media throughout rhe Arabic world. Sounds like a good place to start changing Arabic ideals.
YouTube demonetizes Steven Crowder's videos after pressure campaign by gay Vox writer... ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 7, 2019:
"Money is the mother's milk of politics." Jessie Unruh, sometime leader of the California senate, is most famous for this pithy summation. He said this in the late 60s and no one ever forgot it. Google is angry that conservatives are thriving on the internet. It is outraged they are making money in platforms it controls. This may be one of those, "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!" moments.
Don't trust the FBI to properly use its massive facial recognition database... [reason.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 7, 2019:
Just like they never abused their FISA privileges and the NSA never abuses its surveillance powers
Are Liberals or Conservatives becoming more anti-Semitic or neither? A common theme of Liberal ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 6, 2019:
Leftists became hostile to Israel when Palestinians became one of their favored victim groups. Since Muslim Palestinians' hatred of Jews is not limited to Israelis, this began to seep into society. Increasing Muslim influence in America also increased anti-Semitic propaganda. Since all Muslims are now a leftist favored victim group, criticizing anti-Semitic propaganda is considered hate speech.
Seventy-five years ago western civilization hung in the balance. If the Normandy landings failed it ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 6, 2019:
BTW, a personal note. My grandfather, Vernon Knope was a Pathfinder in the 82nd. He never talked about combat, but he was immensely proud of his time in "the Division." He always kept his uniforms, gear and parachute. Interestingly enough, when I joined the Corps I ended up doing what he did as a Pathfinder. I was in Recon. One of our jobs was to set up landing zones. It is exhausting, demanding work. He did it with people shooting at him. All honor to you, Grandfather.
Voters in Michigan to Rally Against Republican Congressman Amash Who Called for Trump’s ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 6, 2019:
Justin Amash, you watch the skies see tomorrow's weather, but you cannot discern the signs of the times Just paraphrasing here..
Why do we need to categorize certain crimes as hate crimes? For example, murder or assault are ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 6, 2019:
well, if it's a capital crime, you can always add another 100 volts to the electric chair for hate crimes...
Panicking about the “China Trade War”? This is a great article and a credible source. It fits ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 6, 2019:
Thie agrees with what I've read. Not as dramatic, but generally in tje same line. OTOH, it sure is fun reading liberal sources pretending they care about the US economy.
[m.youtube.com] True North spokesman talks about the Conservative Party of Canada's betrayl of MP...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 6, 2019:
"He has the backbone of a chocolate eclair." Teddy Roosevelt said this about a Secretary of the Navy. We can say it about most so-called conservative politicians.
Former Florida deputy arrested on 11 charges Scot Peterson, the former Broward County, Florida, ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 6, 2019:
Scot Peterson was not the only sworn officer of the law who was derelict that day. The entire sheriff's department took up stations surrounding the school instead of entering to confront the shooter. When one person does that, it's a personal failure. When the department does it, it's leadership and training problems.
Google Fires Republican Engineer Who Spoke Out Against ‘Outrage Mobs’ | The Daily Caller
timon_phocas comments on Jun 6, 2019:
It would seem George Orwell's "Big Brother" character has a second career at Google.
Liberal media in meltdown over soldiers who wore MAGA patches during Trump visit... ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 6, 2019:
It was a JOKE! It was "Make AIRCREW Great Again," not the 2016 slogan. The media are having a fit of vapors over nothing. Again.
KLM funds new 'Flying V' airliner [boingboing.net]
timon_phocas comments on Jun 4, 2019:
Airports had to revamp when 747s were introduced. The current system of mobile bridges to aircraft hatches was introduced. Double decker aircraft, like the largest Airbus, can't use current terminal equipnent. Or not easily. There's market resistance. Now it's not so easy to do. Too many airports to retrofit. This design would allow for larger planes while using existing equipment at terminals. Better for business.
Around the world, governments are hitting on a modish new idea: Turn the internet off. Sometimes ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 4, 2019:
They're just angry about losing their information monopolies. They were angry when oil billionaires bought radio stations for conservative news feeds. That's when LBJ brought in the "fairness doctrine" regulations to shut them down. They were angry when cable brought in channels like the 700 Club with alternate news not regulated by the fairness doctrine. They're still angry with Fox News. Angry with its conservative commentary. Angry with the fact it's wildly successful and liberal channels are loss leaders. They're angry the fairness doctrine was overturned and conservative talk was allowed. Angry that it dominates radio. Angry it's wildly profitable. Angry that liberal talk goes bankrupt. So no, I'm not surprised they're angry about the internet. Way too many smelly WalMart shoppers providing content.
Why don't we hold Moses the same as we do Jesus? Moses performed more miracles than Jesus. Moses was...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 3, 2019:
"Christ" comes from the Greek word for "annointed." "Messiah" comes from the Hebrew word for "annointed." Modern English has invested these words with rather specific religious connotations. In the Old Testament to be annointed meant you were divinely chosen for a task. It did not mean unique relationship to the Godhead. In Jeremiah 27 God calls Nebuchadnezzar "my servant," the same words used to describe Moses. Nobody equates Moses and Nebuchadnezzar. God used both as servants, but their relationships to God were very different.
Any Sleuths out there have any info on the Virginia shooter? I heard some stuff somewhere else. I ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 3, 2019:
If the murderer was a Republican, a NRA member, any of the MSM's list of boogymen groups, it would have flooded the airwaves. The silence surrounding the murderer leads me to suspect he is part of one or more favored victim groups.
"...Three Obama officials who worked closely on the Iran nuclear deal, one of whom is still in touch...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 3, 2019:
They honestly believe the Iran deal is their legacy, thier finest accomplishment. It is, of course, which is what makes it so sad. Nuclear weapons are an eighty year old technology. It is a complex, hideously expensive project but if North Korea can do it, so can Iran. Revolutionary Iran always had a nuclear weapons program and they always lied about it. The fatal weaknesses of the Iran nuclear deal are that it accepted the legitimacy of the Iranian weapons program and coupled it with an inspection regime controlled by Iran. Its goal was not to prevent nuclear weapons from being developed, but to delay their advent until Obama was out of office. Like so many of Obama's "accomplishments," it was all publicity and posturing.
So many contradictions
timon_phocas comments on Jun 1, 2019:
We live in an age of foolishness. Intellectual fads pass as wisdom.
Nordstroms, a US retailer, happily sells "The future is female" T-shirts [shop.nordstrom.com] based ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 1, 2019:
The marketing people at Nordstroms come from universities, which are (in effect) secular seminaries. They watch liberal/progressive media. They are focusing on a core group of upscale female shoppers (who tend to share their views). Of course they are going to use themes that reflect their worldview. When the same kind of marketing people tried this at Dick's Sporting Goods it failed. Why? Because their core shoppers aren't liberal women. We live in an age of foolishness. It is not unique in history. As the prophet Jeremiah said, make a choice, walk in the old paths of faith and wisdom. You can escape the foolishness of the age.
Nordstroms, a US retailer, happily sells "The future is female" T-shirts [shop.nordstrom.com] based ...
timon_phocas comments on Jun 1, 2019:
They're marketing to their female shoppers. Tool stores and car parts stores market to guys. I believe in free speech. Do what works for your business.
Democrats absolutely panicked about William Barr's new declassification powers... ...
timon_phocas comments on May 31, 2019:
I'm reminded of a passage in Heney V, for if you hide the crown Even in your hearts, there will he rake for it: Therefore in fierce tempest is he coming, In thunder and in earthquake, like a Jove, That, if requiring fail, he will compel; He'll make your Paris Louvre shake for it... (From Shakespeare's pen to God's ear...)
Angry Carpenters Commit Jihad in Minneapolis - YouTube
timon_phocas comments on May 31, 2019:
I've seen videos like this from Australia, the UK and here in the States. This is a common pattern among Muslim immigrant populations. I wonder what would happen if the police came down like a ton of bricks?
I was just at the store today with my son and he stopped by the magazine section because he wanted ...
timon_phocas comments on May 30, 2019:
My children's generation fought the same kinds of tough battles our parents fought in WWII. They have the same moral resources displayed by soldirs on Omaha Beach. They reached greatness, they just haven't had the same media coverage. I rhink we'll realize it, given time.
Sea level data ALTERED by scientists to create false impression of rising oceans
timon_phocas comments on May 30, 2019:
I think those anthropogenic global warming types should check the warranties on their crystal balls. The Arctic Sea was supposed entirely ice free by now. Polar bears were supposed to be extinct and Eskimos were supposed to be wearing white linen suits, sipping mint julips and discussing their banana crops.
[thegunblog.ca] [thegunblog.ca] This is a final insult to good honest people of Canada. What ...
timon_phocas comments on May 30, 2019:
Howdy @Seasteader, Canada is your country, and it's a country with a proud heritage. Your fathers fought and died so you could use the freedom they bequeathed you. Take Canada back. Get out and organize, agitate, and vote. If Canada was worth dying for, then it's certainly worth living for. God bless and godspeed.
Why is the world so silent about South Africa? - YouTube
timon_phocas comments on May 30, 2019:
It is not covered because it does not fit the world view of the news media. Not only is it a bad fit, but it contradicts their world view. I remember a throw away line in an article about Zimbabwe from the 1990s. It was sinking into chaos, runaway inflation and hunger. It said that Ian Smith (head of the old Rhodesian government) was being cheered on the streets of Harare. South Africa is wealthier, but the same pattern of kleptocracy is playing out. Elites get the banks, factories and mineral resources. Agitators break up the farms using racial hatred to distract the masses. And lastly, the people get the shaft.
Another question - how many of you feel you were born in the wrong country or even the wrong ...
timon_phocas comments on May 29, 2019:
I was born in America at the flood tide of its postwar power and influence. I got to watch space flight transform from science fiction to ordinary. I was born into a society where racism was ordinary. One improved by becoming ordinary, the other by becoming rare. We have won some battles and lost some. We have transformed the world, mostly for the better. Deep poverty has been reduced by over 80% worldwide It has been a good time to be alive.
I’m curious about something. How many of you have cut off friends or family over political ...
timon_phocas comments on May 29, 2019:
Why would I do that? A lot of my growth has been the realization I am different from most people and I need those different people in my life.
Modernists Defeated - So it should!
timon_phocas comments on May 29, 2019:
The Notre Dame cathedral is an exquisite design. It was audacious in the Middle Ages and still stunning today. It has inspired and awed for eight centuries. So just how would they ever "improve" it with steel, glass and carbon fiber?
Mueller just another Soft Coup Conspirator
timon_phocas comments on May 29, 2019:
Mueller's job was not to investigate Russian collusion with the Trump csmpaign. Mueller's job was to postpone discussion of the Obama Administration's systematic use of national intelligence agencies on behalf of the Democratic Party. Any questions about the suborning of law enforcement and intelligence for this purpose was "obstructing" the Mueller Probe. Proof for this lies in the text messages exchanged between Lisa Paige and Peter Stzrok. They sent texts saying they knew there was no evidence of collusion when the Mueller Probe was only a couple of months old. And yet Mueller's investigation ground on for nearly two more years. It wasn't an investigation, it was a deception operation.
It's an interesting concept when a metaphor becomes so prevalent that you cannot research its ...
timon_phocas comments on May 29, 2019:
Metaphors, like jalapeno poppers, fare badly when mixed.
I see the big KKK rally in Dayton broke records, 9 idiots showed up. This is what the Left is ...
timon_phocas comments on May 28, 2019:
This is what the leftists want to hype in order to have boogeymen to frighten their audiences.
Can You Read or Watch ATLAS SHRUGGED and Get the Wrong Message? It’s an odd question perhaps ...
timon_phocas comments on May 28, 2019:
I read The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged when I was seventeen. I loved the full throated defense of capitalism. The dense, turgid ontological passages left me numb. I feel something missing in her assertions about human nature. Fifty years later I understand from history and experience that brilliant entrapeneurs are just as willing to use government to hinder competition as socialists are.
FBI tapes show Martin Luther King Jr had 40 affairs and 'laughed' as friend raped parishioner | ...
timon_phocas comments on May 27, 2019:
This is old news. Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson printed this info in their daily column called "Washington Merry-Go-Round" back in the early 1970s. J. Edgar Hoover hated womanizers and communists. Martin Luther King Jr. was a womanizer and he accepted help from communists. Hoover had King's movement infiltrated and bugged. King's womanizing is actually beside the point. African Americans had deep, legitimate, long standing grievances with America. They could have started a bloody revolution. They could have have started a jihad. Instead, Martin Luther King Jr. started a movement that offered a way forward for both blacks and whites. And it worked. Not perfectly, but we all moved forward. I thank God that Martin Luther King Jr. (flawed as he was was) called us to our highest ideals.
I don't know what to think of this yet. My first concern is the middle east and the bed of ...
timon_phocas comments on May 25, 2019:
I find myself at a quandry about nuclear arms development. On one hand, it's seventy to eighty year old technology. Dirt poor, poverty striken countries like North Korea can recreate the Manhattan Project. And they did it despite a world-wide blockade of nuclear materials. If they can do it, how can we stop other nuclear weapons programs? OTOH, the countries pushing hardest for nuclear weapons are fascistic police states constantly threatening neighbors and the US. North Korea has extorted economic aid and food for decades using its nukes. Iran promises to exterminate Israel every day. It does the same for the US, while testing ICBMs to use as the wherewithal.
Meadows On Declassifying Russia Investigation: Info Coming That Will Curl Your Hair | Daily Wire
timon_phocas comments on May 25, 2019:
Nixon was forced out of office for, among other things, trying to subourn the CIA to obfuscate the investigation into the break in of the DNC at the Watergate Hotel. Nixon's request was refused. Here we have the Justice Department, the FBI and national intelligence agencies suborning themselves into surveiling a political campaign they disapproved of, attempting to overturn an election, and then using spurious "investigations" to cover it up. This is worse than Watergate. This strikes at the heart of our Republic. When appointed officials and career bureaucrats decide they can veto laws and elections we become just another banana republic.
One of my favorite military minds of all time Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, ...
timon_phocas comments on May 24, 2019:
Jackson's campaign in the Shanendoah Valley and Chancellorsville are classics of military art and practice. He was a brilliant leader.
A retired NYPD officer pleads guilty to running a prostitution ring... [reason.com] Maybe ...
timon_phocas comments on May 24, 2019:
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