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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 46 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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Daisy's latest is arguably her best yet. [youtu.be]
timon_phocas comments on May 11, 2021:
The sexual revolution was a jujitsu move by male predators. Men got all the conjugal benefits, women got all the blame. Get knocked up? The guy still got to walk away.
This meme was shared to me [lifesitenews.com] [lifesitenews.com]
timon_phocas comments on May 9, 2021:
Howdy @Weltansicht, I shall die and it looms closer all the time. I don't think it will be from the COVID vaccine, however. The very idea that our leaders, however inept they are, would deliberately intend to kill 108 million of their citizens is preposterous on its face. They want to control the wealth of a great nation, not the shattered pieces of a devastated one. If they are this monstrously evil, however, then I shall go rejoicing that my Lord is taking me home.
In the Cretaceous age, 100 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed, the Earth was a tropical ...
timon_phocas comments on May 9, 2021:
Burt Rutan tried to build a life size, flying model of pterosaur for the Smithsonian back in the seventies. Couldn't do it. He finally said it needed twice the air pressure to be aerodynamically possible.
30,000 U.
timon_phocas comments on May 8, 2021:
Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System (VAERS) was established 30 years ago. It is voluntary. It does not establish cause, only things that happened after the vaccination. It does not currently show thirty-thousand deaths following vaccination. It does show a jump in adverse reactions following vaccination. This is logical because over a hundred-million people have been vaccinated this year. VAERS reports about 2,509 people died following COVID vaccinations.
POLICE STATE: Watch the moment a SWAT team arrests a Canadian pastor [youtube.com]
timon_phocas comments on May 8, 2021:
God bless and keep Pastor Artur. He has a great heritage, both Christian and cultural. Lord keep him strong and in good spirits. I hope he preaches all day and sings all night. It certainly rocked the house at Lystra.
Mr. Bean may not be beautiful, but could he be considered art? 🤔🧐🥸[mymodernmet.com]
timon_phocas comments on May 8, 2021:
And THIS is in 'The Cult of Beauty'? 😅
China Rocket Falling |Latest | LIVE Tracking|Crash Time Updated The Long March 5B rocket, which ...
timon_phocas comments on May 8, 2021:
I remember watching a Russian satellite reenter over the Rockies. Multicolored burning streaks across the western horizon. Some of them were visibly tumbling as they streaked across the sky. Very beautiful.
In 1945, a balloon bomb launched by Japan landed in Oregon.
timon_phocas comments on May 8, 2021:
Other Japanese incindiary balloons landed in the Pacific Northwest and started forest fires. The 555th Parachute Battalion, nicknamed the "Triple Nickles," an all Black unit, was deployed to Pendleton, Oregon and trained as smoke jumpers to fight the fires. They jumped into many fires and performed very well. The unit went on to jump in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Ultimately, the Triple Nickles served in more airborne units, in peace and in war, than any other parachute group in history.
Third COVID Wave Will Kill Or Hospitalize 60 To 70% People Who Took Both The Vaccine Doses Says ...
timon_phocas comments on May 8, 2021:
Sure, and we were supposed to have millions dead last May. More disaster porn to keep the population docile.
Build a book?
timon_phocas comments on May 8, 2021:
Seeing as how we're discussing meatballs...
You know what Commie kids don't give a flying fuck about?
timon_phocas comments on May 8, 2021:
Howdy @MikrHunt, Nice party favor that gal has. I guess that's one up on the Arabs and their "joy bullets."
What convinced me regarding this was Jeremiah 31:16-17, that the children who were "no more" would ...
timon_phocas comments on May 8, 2021:
"all the coasts thereof" The teacher makes the claim that all tribes of Israel had coastal territory. Zebulon, Issachar, Ephraim, and Simeon had no coastal territory. Reuben & Benjamin bordered the Dead Sea only. Gad, and Naphtali bordered the Sea of Galilee only. East Manasseh bordered the Sea of Galilee only. In the NASB, Matthew 2:16 is translated: "Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem **and in all its environs** Young's Literal version translates Matthew 2:16 as: 16¶Then Herod, having seen that he was deceived by the mages, was very wroth, and having sent forth, he slew all the male children in Beth-Lehem, **and in all its borders** New King James version translates Matthew 2:16 as: 16¶Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem **and in all its districts** So I think the teacher's conclusion is partly an artifact of King James English and how far today's English has drifted from it.
Home life with Joe and Rachel
timon_phocas comments on May 7, 2021:
Howdy @sqeptic, That might to cure him of THAT bad habit...
The Taiping Rebellion was a widespread civil war in southern China from 1850 to 1864, led by ...
timon_phocas comments on May 7, 2021:
Howdy @HistoryCorner, Fast forward 150 years. Ever wonder why xi jinping is profoundly suspicious of Christianity?
Freedom or necessary
timon_phocas comments on May 6, 2021:
I had to ask permission of every patient, even in emergency situations. I was only allowed proceed w/o permission if the patient was unconscious. Even then, if there was an Advanced Directive, or a Do Not Resuscitate I could not intervene. Patients have the right to refuse any treatment. Why should this be any different?
During the John Quincy and Andrew Jackson election year, American politics sounds more like bathroom...
timon_phocas comments on May 6, 2021:
And when John Adams was running against Jefferson they dragged up Jefferson's alleged affair with his slave Sally Hemings. And when Abraham Lincoln was running they compared him to an ape. Jackson was a frontier entrepreneur; wild, impetuous and imperious. Trump's philosophical progenitor.
Second Viking Earl of Orkney, Sigurd Eysteinsson, was killed by the severed head of one his enemies.
timon_phocas comments on May 6, 2021:
Howdy @HistoryCorner, Can we blame this on shoddy English dental care?
The romans were absolute PERVERTS! In the first century B.
timon_phocas comments on May 6, 2021:
Howdy @HistoryCorner, We have whitewashed the classical world. Oh, we make little ditties about Aphrodite and her see through nightie (as though we were still in Junior High) but the reality was far grittier than the lovely white statues in our museums. In Latin American countries men still hire bands to go to their ladies' homes to serenade them and declare their love. An interesting inheritance from the classical world. In that classical world, however, men's drinking clubs went to boy's homes to serenade them because homosexual love was considered far better than heterosexual. Their erotic ideal was a pubescent boy. BTW, this was one of the reasons for the decline of Sparta. Boys lived in barracks from 7-8 to 30 years old and were encouraged to form love relationships with older male mentors. Meanwhile, back on the heterosexual front, temples to Venus/Aphrodite/Astarte were brothels. Too many daughters? Drop them off at the "temple" where they could by raised as "priestesses." Opaque euphemisms for making them child prostitutes. Because, after all, sex in her temple was worship to Aphrodite. And it generated a lot of cash. Just one of the reasons the Judeo-Christian approach to sex was revolutionary in the classical world.
Farmers under siege. 298 Farm Attacks in 71 towns. [foodformzansi.co.za]
timon_phocas comments on May 6, 2021:
Zimbabwe all over again. Another prosperous, economically vibrant African country reduced to penury and starvation by kleptocrat elites inciting race hatred to cover their own mass thefts. Dammit.
During the High Middle Ages, the population of Europe grew from 35 to 80 million between 1000 and ...
timon_phocas comments on May 5, 2021:
Medieval Warm Period. Bane of Anthropogenic Global Warming alarmists.
Bloody history of torture: Red-Hot Pincers.
timon_phocas comments on May 5, 2021:
We don't do that anymore. We use IRS auditors...
This sounds like an example of UN ENGO's and environmental activists trying to influence and even ...
timon_phocas comments on May 5, 2021:
Howdy @1patriot, I guess it's part of the general degradation of our society. The Sierra Club had a hallowed position in the California climbing community. John Muir would often take the train up through the Sacramento River Canyon to the base of Mt. Shasta and climb it. The Sierra Club had a network of cabins through the Sierra's and Cascades. They were pivotal in Teddy Roosevelt's founding the National Park system. But they stopped being conservationists and became a massive fund raising and lobbying front for Leftists. My niece contributed faithfully until she was driven to tears by their constant badgering for more and more money. That was in the eighties and they've only gotten worse. It's sad.
No surprise there.
timon_phocas comments on May 5, 2021:
Howdy @Krunoslav, I think there's another way to view this. The SCOTUS principle in action is that elections are administered by the individual states under the Constitution. It is saying that if Arizona citizens have a problem with election integrity, then Arizona citizens will have to have to fix them.
Jotunheim is one of the nine worlds in Norse Mythology.
timon_phocas comments on May 5, 2021:
And they say the Trinity is incomprehensible...
When Democrat Stephen A.
timon_phocas comments on May 4, 2021:
Lincoln was a native genius with the English language. And what a wit!
Bill and Melinda Gates divorce. [youtu.be]
timon_phocas comments on May 4, 2021:
I feel sorry for any marriage that doesn't make it to the finish line.
You thought Stonehenge was old?
timon_phocas comments on May 4, 2021:
Yes, but Stone Henge is much more elegant and the French lawn at Carnac looks scruffy.
People get upset because of God judging mankind, like the flood or when Joshua made war in the land ...
timon_phocas comments on May 4, 2021:
Howdy @Familyman777, I have begun realizing some of the import of the book of Revelation over the last few months. It's the Revelation of Jesus Christ in His power and authority. It is awesome and (yes) frightening. He's not "mah good buddy Jesus." He is King of Kings. He is Judge of the world. This is Revelation indeed.
Many moons ago, when I was a young conscript about to be reluctantly sent into a war in South East ...
timon_phocas comments on May 3, 2021:
I think there are many problems with America's post WWII interventions. First, its success in WWII and the aftermath was deceptive. America's WWII enemies were financially and morally exhausted, America's terms were generous.The alternative to America was a Stalinist empire. In this environment America was successful. Where America's opponents could harness the national dreams of their own peoples, however, America had a lot more problems. Overwhelming firepower could not overcome a people whose young men tattooed themselves with, "Born in the North to Die in the South" before they went to war. Mary Chestnut, famous Southern diarist of the Civil War, wrote that the north would not be easily defeated. When all those merchants and manufacturers started making fortunes from war, they would never quit. That was a one-dimensional analysis. But a century later Eisenhower called it the military-industrial complex. And interestingly enough, America kept fighting in Afghanistan twice as long as the Soviets did. Public opinion has a shelf life. America's burning thirst for revenge on the 12th of September in 2001 was burned out by 2008. The insurgency in Iraq was defeated, but the generational task of replacing Saddam's tyranny with something more stable was beyond our patience. Finally, America has fundamental misunderstandings about foreign cultures. We think that because we understand France or Germany (we don't, really) we also understand Iraq or Libya or Iran. The big lesson from Iraq is that Saddam was a revolting SOB, but he kept the cockroaches down to a minimum. We didn't learn and we repeated the same mistake with Libya and Qaddafi.
[sharylattkisson.com] 10 Takeaways from Maricopa County, Arizona 2020 election audit
timon_phocas comments on May 2, 2021:
Howdy @1patriot, Thank you. This is vitally important news. Ignored by the corporate media, but important, nonetheless.
The day would not be complete without an M-60 dump, would it? [youtube.com]
timon_phocas comments on May 2, 2021:
Howdy @MikeHunt, A bit rich for my budget; burning thru a hundred bucks of ammo in 30 seconds or less. It was great fun when my rich uncle was paying for the ammo.
[bitchute.
timon_phocas comments on May 2, 2021:
Howdy @1patriot, I felt the 911 attacks and the US counterattacks were a tipping point in world affairs. If we were willing wage war, it would encourage other powers to do so as well. They, after all, have just as valid reasons for advancing their national interests as we did. I thought we would see more wars, and we have, but wars have mutated.
Interesting spread of philosophy and classic social commentary writers [asiatimes.com]
timon_phocas comments on May 2, 2021:
Howdy @Weltansicht, Thoughtful and interesting. Thank you. The Classical Greeks thought living the full life of virtue was worthwhile, even though life was fleeting and death was forever. Nietzsche thought them foolish for this.
This was posted by “adonatac” below .
timon_phocas comments on May 2, 2021:
Thanks, @Bay0Wulf. Calm, Informative video
"Whiteness" is the new "original sin" for evangelical Christians. [tv.gab.com]
timon_phocas comments on May 1, 2021:
I do suffer from original sin. I inherited it from Adam, the father of all men, everywhere, of every race. I have no excuse, and no rescue from that original sin outside of faith in and obedience to Jesus Christ. Within that faith, however, there is no distinction between races, genders or cultures. Galatians: 3 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is [ak]neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29And if you [al]belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise. .
Pray To Fauxi...
timon_phocas comments on Apr 30, 2021:
What are those muddy tracks on the floor? Feet of clay, you say?
Caspian Report: The making of an Asian NATO [youtu.be]
timon_phocas comments on Apr 30, 2021:
Arthur Schesenger, famous historian of the sixties and seventies proposed a theory of Countervailing Power. He proposed that any power threatening enough would generate a countervailing alliance to oppose it. He applied this theory to analyse coal companies and unions. I think it's a useful theory in geopolitics. The season of US unipolar dominance generated the China-Russia alliance. The dominance of China in the western Pacific generated the Quad. NATO worked very well. The ABDA (WWII America, British, Dutch, Australia) failed miserably. It remains to be seen whether the Quad works well or not.
DC was once an uninhabitable swamp and they drained it to build the Capitol.
timon_phocas comments on Apr 29, 2021:
They used to abandon D.C. from late Spring until mid-to-late September. The UK diplomatic corps labelled D.C. as a 'subtropical' hardship assignment. And then air conditioning became common. I say we pass a law outlawing air conditioning in all government buildings in D.C. Then it'll go back to being a subtropical hardship assignment. People will abandon it again. Summers will go back to being about baseball and picnics. I haven't the foggiest idea what to do about the other eight months...
yea this need to be a dressed
timon_phocas comments on Apr 28, 2021:
We've seen these kinds of scandals before. They ignored JFK, LBJ and Bill Clinton. Jeffrey Epstein was mysteriously 'suicided' in one of the most secure federal prisons in the country. He had too much dirt on too many people in the establishment. If these were sexually incriminating photos and videos of Trump or his family they would be playing 24/7 on the Times Square jumbotrons. But they're not, they're of Democrat leaders, so I doubt they'll ever see the light of day.
Scottish mythology: the Nuckelavee is a sort of twisted Scottish version of the centaur.
timon_phocas comments on Apr 27, 2021:
Odd kind of gospel, "good news" like moloch's
Military.
timon_phocas comments on Apr 26, 2021:
This, BTW, is what Army Cavalry Scouts have to qualify on.
A lot of conservatives haven't heard of Blackstone's ratio and it shows.
timon_phocas comments on Apr 23, 2021:
Fiat justitia ruat caelum "Let justice be done though the heavens fall." And the left has obviously forgotten this famous dictum from Roman justice.
Caspian Report: Ukraine and Russia preparing for a new war [youtu.be]
timon_phocas comments on Apr 23, 2021:
Interesting discussion from the Russian viewpoint. I think the Russians' main reason for wanting Ukraine is demographic. Russia has about 150M people. That's not enough to be a superpower. Ukraine has 50M people. Add those to Russia and you have 200M. Enough to compete as a superpower. This would also secure Russia's western frontiers while it tries to deal with Chinese immigration into Siberia. Siberia is roughly 1.6 times larger than the entire US, with only one tenth the population. It is resource rich and people poor. Chinese are flowing into Siberian like Hispanics are flowing across our southern border.
Harald Hadrada was a Viking who fled from his native Norway to Russia, then went on to become an ...
timon_phocas comments on Apr 23, 2021:
Obvious underachiever. Imagine what he could have accomplished if he only had a degree from Harvard in multicultural studies!
Stock prices plunge after Biden announces 'tax the rich' plan [thedailykenn.blogspot.com]
timon_phocas comments on Apr 22, 2021:
Throw in doubling energy costs, too. Just chock full of economic landmines, isn't he?
Guilty Guilty Guilty
timon_phocas comments on Apr 20, 2021:
A show trial with a politically correct verdict.
Desperate times.
timon_phocas comments on Apr 20, 2021:
Howdy @Naomi, G.H.W. Bush's biography was constantly underestimated.
VDH give a concise review of Biden’s character [amgreatness.
timon_phocas comments on Apr 19, 2021:
Howdy @Jurecki, I've come to believe that 'Joe from Scranton' is not very smart (and getting dumber by the day). Robert Gates (SecDef under Bush and Obama) said he was wrong on every national security issue for forty years. I was delighted to hear that, because that was my opinion, too. 'Joe from Scranton' has changed every 'firm, unshakable' belief he's ever declared. I've come to believe his only 'firm, unshakable' belief is hearing "Hail to the Chief" when he walks into a hall.
19fortyfive.
timon_phocas comments on Apr 18, 2021:
It sounds like an exercise at Fort Irwin. The American Army trains for force-on-force combat there. The scripts were changed for the War On Terror, becoming anti-insugent. I think they've switch the script back to big army opponents. The Royal Marines didn't follow the script. I remember a Marine who led a sniper detachment that totally discombobulated an exercise in the abandoned March Air Force Base. He didn't follow the scripts either...
Radegast is one of the oldest gods in Slavic mythology.
timon_phocas comments on Apr 18, 2021:
So he was, like, a divine doorman? On a more serious note, it's interesting to see where JRR Tolkien got the name for Radagast the Brown.
Hope you have a big enough heart to laugh with me, American folks! Non-Americans Are Sharing What...
timon_phocas comments on Apr 18, 2021:
Howdy @Naomi, America's gun culture started when we were a handful of struggling settlements on the east coast. The wilderness started when you stepped out of your door. When I was in high school, guys would bring their guns to school during deer season and hunt in the hills out back after school. This weekend we went to a (much delayed) nephew's wedding celebration.That afternoon the groom machined out an trigger block on a AR lower receiver. I fit in to all this naturally because I served in the Marines and we all worship rifles... ain't it strange.
Turkey Canal Project. [aljazeera.com]
timon_phocas comments on Apr 18, 2021:
Howdy @JennaGardner Thank you. Interesting article.
'Consensual incest' should be decriminalized, advocates say
timon_phocas comments on Apr 18, 2021:
Howdy @sqeptiq, God didn't forbid incest because he is the Great Cosmic Killjoy In the Sky. There are health and emotional reasons and they show how the Biblical model has surprising benefits. You can't inbreed puppies without terrible consequences, much less humans. Egyptian New Kingdom dynasties, the Hapsburg dynasty, even notorious Appalachian families show that. This is an assertion based on 67 years of life, but I believe humans thrive best when we live in networks of relationships; of loves, if you will. Some are familial love, some are friendships and one should be an exclusive love in which sex is a binding element. But all these loves have to harmonize into your larger network of relationships. In other words, the Biblical model. Reducing human love to desire, or emotional need and then making that most important element of life is dangerous and unstable.
SO CLOSE!!! 49,963 Tomorrow I join the final ranks....
timon_phocas comments on Apr 14, 2021:
Good indeed.
Kamala been busy both on her feet and on her back
timon_phocas comments on Apr 14, 2021:
Our very own Madam Pompadour. She achieved power the old fashioned way...
Harvey Weinstein is in poor health. Karma? Anybody sending him a get-well card? [castanet.net]
timon_phocas comments on Apr 13, 2021:
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy...
Surely, you are happy with his decision, no?
timon_phocas comments on Apr 13, 2021:
I found it much easier to jump out of aircraft myself than to watch my son go to war in Afghanistan. Or as my son said after two tours there, "Afghanistan is a country composed entirely of hate." Neocons notwithstanding, we gave the Afghans twenty years of blood and sweat, now let's see how they like the Chinese.
Johnson and Johnson vaccine now stopped with blood clotting concerns. Are we guinea pigs?
timon_phocas comments on Apr 13, 2021:
Oops, Punxatauni Joe, the basement dweller at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, just saw his shadow! Six more months of lockdown..
"The God gene hypothesis proposes that human spirituality is influenced by heredity and that a ...
timon_phocas comments on Apr 13, 2021:
What is the inside of a shoe shaped like? A foot, of course. The better the shoe, the more its inside resembles a foot. I would suggest that in the same way shoes are designed for the purposes of feet, we are designed for worship. This is simply the genetic 'footprint.'
BRMinistries: Testimony - "Jesus is Enough" - Cynthia Huber Cynthia shares her story of the abuse ...
timon_phocas comments on Apr 12, 2021:
A precious life, an eternal treasure. Thank You, Father God. Thank You Savior.
Interesting... Who is telling the truth?
timon_phocas comments on Apr 12, 2021:
Sure, and **The Fuhrer Gives the Jews a City** was a real documentary, too.
How can you you tell when Biden is lying? . . . . . His lips move [m.youtube.com]
timon_phocas comments on Apr 11, 2021:
Howdy @Poncho69, I don't know. Old Slo Joe slurs so much it's hard to see his lips move. The ventriloquist speaking behind him should get a better dummy...
China fines their own Alibaba to the tune of $2.8 BILLION, Ka-ching, Ka-ching. [cnn.com]
timon_phocas comments on Apr 10, 2021:
Jack Ma suddenly disappeared after criticizing CCP-owned corporations. He's paying the price for it.
Angry Albertan: Update from Grace Life Church Grace Life Church has been commandeered by the RCMP,...
timon_phocas comments on Apr 10, 2021:
I understand Canadians are pretty mild mannered, but how long will they stand for these power grabbing tyrants?
This is terrible.
timon_phocas comments on Apr 9, 2021:
I have read about it. It makes me so very sad; very ashamed. A big, hulking man beating a little old lady out of racial hatred. Martin Luther King Jr. was a moral giant. This man is a moral midget.
Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, has died aged 99.
timon_phocas comments on Apr 9, 2021:
He led a long life of service. Makes me feel like a newlywed with only 45 years of marriage to my credit. May his memory be a blessing. May he dwell in light eternal.
Truly Inspiring
timon_phocas comments on Apr 8, 2021:
Nice fret work on that air guitar!
So, some people seem to come on social media, and instead of responding to others' posts or ...
timon_phocas comments on Apr 8, 2021:
Well I, for one, am an outrageous narcissist. Don't know about the rest of us...
Video is eleven minutes long.
timon_phocas comments on Apr 8, 2021:
Howdy @SpikeTalon, Yup, all those techies just getting in touch with their inner Big Brother.
AcademicTimes: A new take on space elevators.
timon_phocas comments on Apr 6, 2021:
This opens up a number of possibilities. Boosters wouldn't have to achieve orbit. They could hit a peak altitude, detach cargo, then return. The cargo could dock with the elevator for the rest of the trip. This also makes Virgin Galactic's model a lot more interesting.
Natural Gas - Southern Africa. [onafhanklik.com]
timon_phocas comments on Apr 6, 2021:
Howdy @JennaGardner, Mozambican natural gas partnered with South African Industry, that could be profitable for everyone involved.
WRITING OFF STATE TAXES It seems BLUE States Want Their SALT Restrictions Removed.
timon_phocas comments on Apr 5, 2021:
I read that Leftist Senators are quietly shafting their constituents. Limiting SALT exemptions netted the Federal government eighty to ninety billion. Leftist Senators want all that money.
Do you know what this is?
timon_phocas comments on Apr 4, 2021:
Electrolux vacuum cleaner.
Kill the Bill.
timon_phocas comments on Apr 4, 2021:
I remember an old German who lived through the Nazi regime. He said when they went to church the police would be waiting outside. When they left the church, police would yell at them, "In there you can pray and sing all you want. Out here you belong to us." Eighty years later, and that's how it works in England and Canada. Sad sort of progress, if progress it is.
YouTube Deleted 2.
timon_phocas comments on Apr 3, 2021:
"The most popular president in history, who received 81 million votes!"
I don't enjoy generalisation, pigeonholing and stereotyping very much.
timon_phocas comments on Mar 31, 2021:
In the 90s I heard a lot talk about, "the Greatest Generation." The millennials in our military showed themselves every bit as great as that previous generation.
The Catholic church is the largest non-government landowner in the world. [google.com]
timon_phocas comments on Mar 31, 2021:
Stands to reason. They've been accumulating property for two thousand years.
Pfizer Demands South African Ministers Personally Sign Vaccine Pact. [bloomberg.com]
timon_phocas comments on Mar 31, 2021:
Howdy @JennaGardner, That's how the Pfizer vaccine is distributed in the US. It's why it was developed so quickly. Our Food & Drug Administration exponentially slows medicine development, which is why only giant pharmaceutical corporations can afford to develop them. Trump indemnified them, put in a shortened test regime and subsidized mass production as the testing proceeded.
[thenationalpulse.
timon_phocas comments on Mar 30, 2021:
Why am I not surprised?
“Trusted” news has become propaganda ”The left’s intentional substitution of propaganda...
timon_phocas comments on Mar 30, 2021:
Howdy @Garsco, Nice summary. Sad implications. I guess we have no other options but to create our own institutions and media.
Antibacterial soaps no better than normal soap.
timon_phocas comments on Mar 29, 2021:
The primary usefulness of soap and water is that they dissolve the bonds holding dead skin cells and bacteria to the skin, allowing them to be washed away. Whether the soap is antibacterial is of minor importance.
They've been reporting on TV that more and more people are crossing the US-Mexico border.
timon_phocas comments on Mar 29, 2021:
Howdy @Naomi, I don't blame the migrants. They are hoping for better lives for themselves and their children. that's what brought 100 million other immigrants to our shores. We cannot however, feed, house, clothe, and employ millions of people on a moment's notice. This is simply a failure of this Administration to understand, and prepare for, the consequences of their actions.
Apparently, there are two kinds of wisdom recognized in the bible: Godly wisdom and worldly wisdom.
timon_phocas comments on Mar 29, 2021:
In the book of Proverbs, written by Solomon, wisdom could be defined as skill in the art of living. But that included reverential fear of God.
Is this a free country? As of today dancing and singing allowed in NSW Australia.
timon_phocas comments on Mar 28, 2021:
"Allowed," how magnanimous of your "betters"
Isis fighters in Southern Africa. [m.youtube.com]
timon_phocas comments on Mar 28, 2021:
Howdy @JennaGardner, Thank you for news I don't otherwise get to see.
This sounds like a noble idea.
timon_phocas comments on Mar 27, 2021:
The student loan mess lurched towards the quicksands when President Clinton federalized student loans. Under federal management it has gone from mire to morass. This is a federally created problem.
Ummm .
timon_phocas comments on Mar 25, 2021:
Oregon was never a slave state.
Bombshell report on NY nursing home policy overlooked in Gov.
timon_phocas comments on Mar 25, 2021:
The AP report is scathing, with info that Cuomo's family was given priority protection, wildly different from public policy and pronouncements. I think there are a couple of other factors here, however. Andrew Cuomo treated everyone around him like toilet paper, especially the press. Now that Trump's out of the way, they're getting revenge on someone who has been particularly vindictive to them. The media mob needs scandals as clickbait for their new profit model. This certainly is a scandal.
Science or God. The choice is yours.
timon_phocas comments on Mar 24, 2021:
I think that's a false dichotomy. God created an ordered universe. We can see His handiwork down to the smallest detail of biology or physics. The Bible says God created the universe out of nothing and that the first thing He created was light. The Big Bang theory says the universe came into being in an instant, that light, the fabric of space-time, the rules of physics, and matter sprang into being in that instant. Interestingly enough, Einstein and Chandrasekhar concluded that light was the first thing to spring into existence. They were, in Johannes Kepler's words, thinking God's thoughts after him. Certain scientists and their publicists try to appropriate the prestige of 'capital S' Science for their own selfish ends. Therein lies the issue.
[wnd.com] Soros-fund radical DAs 'are killing our cities'
timon_phocas comments on Mar 21, 2021:
Howdy @1patriot, Amen brother
Spring Equinox today.
timon_phocas comments on Mar 20, 2021:
Howdy @Naomi, When the wind howls and the ice growls Like an enemy in the night, When the cold gnaws like wolves' teeth Waiting cold to bite Oh how we wish for Spring's soft kiss And the touch of bonny May But outside still where frost is king The icy winds do play.. BTW, the forecast for Colorado is for another blizzard.
When Patriots decide to do patriot shit, and take their country back
timon_phocas comments on Mar 20, 2021:
Howdy @1patriot, The Romanian revolution quickly became an armed forces revolt against the securitati secret police. It was vicious and bloody. There were riots. Then the army joined the rioters.
BreakingDefense: Special Operations units aren't a substitute for strategy.
timon_phocas comments on Mar 20, 2021:
Ack! 'sexual operations'! If only. And wouldn't that be a great recruiting tool. Predictive completion will be the death of me.
IAF strikes in Syria to persist if Iran remains; Russia backs Israel vs ICC | TV7 Israel News ...
timon_phocas comments on Mar 18, 2021:
Howdy @eschatologyguy, Putin was the latchkey kid of two career KGB parents. He was taken in by a Jewish family for years and grew up with them. Because of this he is free from the endemic anti-semitism of Russian culture. I don't know what will happen when Putin dies.
[washingtonexaminer.
timon_phocas comments on Mar 18, 2021:
Isn't that a photo of ltCol Vindeman?
Pentagon makes up diversity “nonsense” to attack Tucker Carlson: Joel Pollak with Ezra Levant - ...
timon_phocas comments on Mar 18, 2021:
Howdy @WorldSigh, There are few times I've ever been ashamed of my Marine Corps. This is one. The Corps kept its silence on political issues for 245 years. It was silent when it was ill used and dismissed. We always let battlefield results do our talking for us. That's principle, not policy. Now flag officers and Information Offices feel they can abandon that hallowed principle. It's not only deeply wrong, but it's ridiculous. Tucker Carlson said the Corps was lowering its combat readiness standards. And the official USMC response is, effectively, "Tucker's been mean to me." Yep, ridiculous.
How Do Big Media Outlets So Often "Independently Confirm" Each Other's Falsehoods?
timon_phocas comments on Mar 17, 2021:
There is an open pattern of common material. It's been that way for decades. Back in the early 90s there was a list server called jouro-list that shared news and common approaches. Its phrasing showed up in news programs all across the liberal media. Something like that jouro-list is still operating today. It's even more closely coordinated today. There are sequential series of stories. An accusation is made, then more stories expanding on it, politicians demand official investigations, then other stories corroborating the accusations, then stories with new accusations.
Should there be legal restrictions on trans athletes competing in schools?
timon_phocas comments on Mar 17, 2021:
Howdy @Naomi, There's an old saying that hard cases make bad law. I do not deny the personal heartbreak of parents with gender dysphoric children. I do not deny the heartbreak of dysphoric children wanting desperately to fit in and never able to do so. Yet we've spent generations building women's sports programs from secondary schools through universities and Olympics. It would destroy the whole system if transgender women (with the muscular and skeletal advantages biological males have) come to dominate it. The world record in female weight lifting is held by a transgender woman with male muscle mass. So is the female long distance bicycling record. We complained bitterly back in the 70s and 80s when East German women athletes dominated sports by using steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. That's exactly what's happening, however, in some high school sports programs as gender dysphoric girls take steroids to transition to males and yet compete in female sports. So the question becomes how do we accept the transgendered women without stripping biological women of their hard earned rights. .
Should we care that the military is now a woke social engineering institution? [youtu.be]
timon_phocas comments on Mar 16, 2021:
We are advising our grandchildren to avoid the military. My ancestors have served in the US military since the 1870s (at least). A military NOT focussed on being the most lethal force on the battlefield is destined to fail.
Amazon's proposed new HQ building. Have you seen it?
timon_phocas comments on Mar 15, 2021:
Howdy @Naomi, Aside from the fact it reminds me of the "manure" emoji, it's just great.
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