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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 45 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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Take that you she devil
timon_phocas comments on Feb 22, 2021:
I can't imagine a Commandant saying that last sentence to a sitting Speaker of the House.
Can’t have this known
timon_phocas comments on Feb 22, 2021:
Ancient Egyptians were capturing Blacks as slaves thousands of years before Muslims appeared. Muhammed, the prophet of Islam, had at least twenty slaves, many of them Africans.
Madonna whines again.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 22, 2021:
Omar Kayyam -- The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word Madonna had her time, the Moving Finger moved on. She's sixty-two years old; old enough to collect Social Security for goodness sake. Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand or Aretha Franklin could draw crowds in their sixties. But they promoted themselves as singers, not sex objects. Madonna made her choice to be the latter and now she's paying for her choice.
Jackie Robinson was a great baseball player, with a career batting average of .
timon_phocas comments on Feb 22, 2021:
Petty politicians, modern day ward heelers like Harris and Clinton, try to appropriate the mantles of great men like Jackie Robinson. He endured torrents of abuse (on the field and off), performed at the pinnacle of athletic excellence and did it all with grace. They somehow expect their pedestrian efforts to be received with the same kind of acclaim Jackie Robinson got for his larger than life achievements. They're pathetic posers. Jackie Robinson is a hero.
Congress Escalates Pressure on Tech Giants to Censor More, Threatening the First Amendment ...
timon_phocas comments on Feb 20, 2021:
Howdy @Garsco, It looks like they don't understand the secondary effects of their censorship. To paraphrase Princess Leia, "The more you tighten your grip, Zuckerberg, the more alt tech systems will slip through your fingers."
Victor Davis Hanson just started a newsletter [getrevue.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 19, 2021:
"...tribal progressivism is the career ideology foremost of the wealthy and elite.." Very nice
Send him the Book of Mormon to occupy his feeble mind. [tnc.news]
timon_phocas comments on Feb 19, 2021:
19But Peter and John answered and said to them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge 20for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard" Acts 4 "not abandoning our own meeting together, as is the habit of some people, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near" Hebrews 20:25 This is an imperative command from an Apostle appointed by the Lord Jesus Christ. The pastor has the obligation to follow the Bible in the administration of Christ's Church. Interfering with our obligation to worship together is a violation of the 1st Amendment guarantees in the US. In Canada these abuses are violations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which Canada signed in 1948.
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timon_phocas comments on Feb 18, 2021:
Rush was the sparkplug of the Conservatives for over thirty years. Fifty million people tuned in every day. He revealed to us that we weren't just scattered individuals; a tiny remnant from the past. We discovered we were part of a broad consensus across the country. The mainstream media will never forgive him for that. We will never forget him for the same reason.
Lauren Chen - In The Waiting Room with Micheal Malice - "YOUR WELCOME" Episode 142​ ...
timon_phocas comments on Feb 18, 2021:
I don't know about less resistance to lockdowns in America. There's a Colorado Dept of Health and Environment sign on the the front door of my workplace. It says everyone has to wear a face condom. No one pays attention to it. People are ignoring regulations they consider stupid intrusions into their lives and just going about their business. I have a friend with a musical instrument shop. Cali has stupid regulations about face condoms. But how are you going to try a clarinet with a mask on? This stupid intrusion is ignored. It's just another example, but a telling one. If a business owner wants me to put on a mask, ok. It's their choice, their business, their property. It's a matter of manners. If a government demands face condoms, I'll escape and evade.
Does teaching "white guilt" also cultivate a "white pride" backlash?
timon_phocas comments on Feb 17, 2021:
How about teaching them honest history? There are measures of selfless and selfish in every culture. For every hardy settler forging a better future for his family there was a tribal family losing their heritage. Was the settler the only one who was noble? Obviously not. Does this mean the settler and his dreams were intrinsically evil? Just as obviously not.
Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio pioneer, dead at 70 [foxnews.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 17, 2021:
Rush described his fight with cancer in a baseball analogy as "rounding second and heading for third base." He described his faith as very precious and personal. To carry his analogy a bit further, I think he made home. Fair winds and following seas, Rush
David Wood: thoughts on the moral failures of Ravi Zacharias.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 16, 2021:
I have come to believe that humans are not wired to kill other humans without consequence. I mean to say deep damage to the soul. I have also come to believe we are not wired to be worshipped without consequences. I think it is just as dangerous but more insidious.
[populist.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 15, 2021:
Does the Supreme Court even hear original cases? All the lower courts dismissed the cases on the basis of procedural standing. They've never even heard the evidence. And now it's supposed to be heard in the Supreme Court? Won't they instead be remanded to lower courts for the trials and then ping pong back a forth through the appeals process?
DailyWire: NY Businesses now joining families fleeing to Florida. [dailywire.com]
timon_phocas comments on Feb 15, 2021:
Let's go to New York and observe the quaint local customs. After the Annual Impeach Trump Season there's Springtime when you can smell the garbage again, th n the Easter Parade with all the woman wannabes, and then there's Riot Season and Mugging Season...
Parler resumes social media app after securing new computer servers I haven’t yet accessed ...
timon_phocas comments on Feb 15, 2021:
Howdy @Garsco, I just signed in. Parler seems to be up and running. There's content to browse.
Does a country's wealth come from its energy use?
timon_phocas comments on Feb 15, 2021:
America has, at least since the advent of railroads, always used energy to overcome continental distances. Oranges from Florida, raisins from California, beef from Texas all shipped by rail, and then trucks and then air. Now it's even more diverse. Grapes are airlifted from Chile. Or I can get my butter from Ireland. And we're not the only recipients of these blessings. None of this happens without abundant energy. Energy supplies are not only wealth themselves, they make wealth easier to generate.
Trump’s lawyer calls the media out on their deceptive practices and outrageous defense of the ...
timon_phocas comments on Feb 15, 2021:
and the fact that members of Congress, sworn officers of the Constitution, are willing to blatantly perjure themselves on national television makes it even more reprehensible.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger responds - YouTube
timon_phocas comments on Feb 14, 2021:
Peter Sellers, Being There. I like it.
Biden White House Plan to Keep Occupying Troops in DC Through End of Year [thegatewaypundit.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 13, 2021:
On one hand, I suppose it's about the only way he'll ever gather a crowd. On a serious note, however, Washington, D.C. hasn't been garrisoned since the Civil War. At least then it was under threat of invasion. Now they're huddling behind troops because they're afraid of their own citizens.
House managers are TWICE called out Saturday for attempting to introduce new “evidence” into ...
timon_phocas comments on Feb 13, 2021:
Yes, and while they're all debating how many Trumps can dance on the head of a pinhead, they avoid making any decisions about the real business of the country.
StrategyPage: China syndrome February 11, 2021: China looks forward to becoming the largest ...
timon_phocas comments on Feb 12, 2021:
Years of ten percent annual growth are always a fleeting episode. They were far more fleeting than China's official statistics portrayed. That's the difficulty of a basically fascistic system. They're corrupt. I read articles where even Chinese officials admit difficulties understanding the true state of their economy. They say they can't depend on provincial reports and they have to use indirect indicators of the economy's real directions.
[walesonline.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 12, 2021:
The perfect way for a lifetime couple to part.
‘You’d Think Somebody Would Have Read Macbeth’: Cruz Educates NBC News, WaPo Reporters Who ...
timon_phocas comments on Feb 12, 2021:
"It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound & fury, Signifying nothing.’” Well, with Andrea Mitchell and Jennifer Rubin, at least we know the "idiot" is...
hey USA were taking over....
timon_phocas comments on Feb 11, 2021:
You can have Cali, we'll throw in Oregon and Washington if you take Cali off our hands!
Voter Fraud Organization:A Warning to Americans from a Yugoslavian Woman [youtube.com]
timon_phocas comments on Feb 11, 2021:
Wow! I am so sorry that we failed her, and we failed like-minded liberty lovers all over the world.
Are women aware of the risks of postponing having children?
timon_phocas comments on Feb 11, 2021:
Fertility lowers significantly after thirty. If you postpone conception it gets progressively harder to achieve.
NYPost: Amazon's Amazing New Virginia HQ Building Looks Like a Poop Emoji. [nypost.com]
timon_phocas comments on Feb 11, 2021:
I think it's really appropriate. After all, the Amazon building is right next to Washington D.C.
Keeping it real.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 10, 2021:
This is still going through the courts. We'll have to see how the Supremes handle the issue.
OpenSecrets' investigations and data are often interesting.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 10, 2021:
Every public event has expenses. Sound systems, stages, flag displays, jumbotrons, portapotties, etc. Of course the Trump campaign paid for these things. This does nothing to alter the fact that thugs were breaking into to the Capitol before Trump even began speaking. So it was not a case of incitement.
Well, does this help anything?
timon_phocas comments on Feb 10, 2021:
The NBA uses universities as their farm leagues. Universities are secular seminaries for Leftists. Black players coming out of these seminaries would agree with Mark Cuban's action. The fan base, however, is another kettle of fish altogether.
The unholy trinity [youtube.com]
timon_phocas comments on Feb 10, 2021:
If Time magazine hadn't done their End Zone Dance, it would just be conspiracy vapors on our side. The best conspiracies are kept secret for years. They've admitted 95% of our accusations.
Always post a UFO story well before April Fools Day!!! Were we just visited by an advanced ...
timon_phocas comments on Feb 9, 2021:
An advanced civilization? Do they know that "Bambi" isn't a documentary? Do they know how to get free cable with a $29.99 gadget you buy on the internet? Do they know that Donald J. Trump is the focus of all evil in the room.
Indoctrination of young minds is so toxic.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 8, 2021:
Howdy @Naomi, George M. Cohan, fabulous showman of the early 20th century, visited England and said, "they've got so much history here. If I had been born here, I'd have killed myself just waving the flag " Perhaps, just perhaps, the lad was easily indoctrinated because he was never taught how great England's history really is. When you don't believe in anything you're an easy target for someone who is a passionate believer.
I will say the stupidest thing ever......Ready..?
timon_phocas comments on Feb 8, 2021:
This reminds me of the '75 film, Rollerball, starring James Caan. A cabal of corporations runs the world and Rollerball is the sport they promote. James Caan's character is told to retire because the unwashed masses think he's a hero. He doesn't retire and the corporate bosses try to break him, but he wins anyway. I think we're seeing a bit of the Rollerball ethos play out in this Superbowl. Interesting.
When I read through the OT, I sometimes think, how can they be so stupid?
timon_phocas comments on Feb 8, 2021:
Amen, @Familyman777, I've always thought the children of the Exodus are an apt metaphor for the Christian's life. It's what all of us have to do. Get up every morning and follow the Pillar of Fire. And if they, with the presence of the Almighty staring them in the face, could bicker and grumble (and worse), then so will I. Keep me looking at You, Father God.
A RESPONSE TO THE NICENE CREED "I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and...
timon_phocas comments on Feb 7, 2021:
2nd Peter chapter 1 20But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
Leon Spinks Jr., dead. ripleonspinks leonspinks
timon_phocas comments on Feb 7, 2021:
Fair winds and following seas, teufelhunden
Technocracy News: Oopsie: Earth Heats Up Due To Clean Air During Economic Lockdown ...
timon_phocas comments on Feb 6, 2021:
Yep, they've been telling us for forty years that we have to drastically cut industrial emissions or the Earth will heat up like a teakettle on high burner. The first time we do cut industrial emissions, the Earth heats up faster. Hilarious.
Now we are vetting the military for political loyalties.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 6, 2021:
Howdy @zartanfir, Sad days, indeed. I remember the first time I heard the phrase, "not my president." I never joined in using it. This election convinced me it was appropriate.
I am not surprised by the ([time.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 5, 2021:
Amen. They don't realize that their end Zone dance admits everything we've accused them of.
RedState: Biden's Leftists start a witch hunt for 'extremists' in uniform.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 5, 2021:
There is no white supremacist problem in the military. The US military pledges its loyalty to the Constitution of the United States. It obeys every lawful order of the US President and its duly appointed subordinate commanders. Trying to force the military into a leftist ideological mold will destroy its combat effectiveness and its recruiting. My family has served in the US military since at least the 1870s. But if it becomes a leftist palace guard then I'll tell my grandkids to end the tradition.
Time: "a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working ...
timon_phocas comments on Feb 5, 2021:
They're bragging about how they distorted the election for their own ends. They're bragging about how they worked in concert to deny media access to any voices but their own. They're bragging that rich, connected elites installed a regime friendly to their own financial interests. The word for that is fascism.
newsmax [newsclapper.com] Oh this is fun
timon_phocas comments on Feb 5, 2021:
What a way to instantly destroy your credibility among the conservative base.
New antitrust legislation aims to put an end to tech monopolies in the US- [cointelegraph.com]
timon_phocas comments on Feb 5, 2021:
Howdy SpikeTalon, I have no confidence whatsoever the Congress will put leashed on their paymasters.
Mark Dice: Saving Free Speech Online - Gab founder Andrew Torba [youtube.com]
timon_phocas comments on Feb 5, 2021:
Howdy @Krunoslav, Great interview. Hopeful. Thanks
Fox: Here's a paradox, the Earth got warmer because the pandemic brought less pollution.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 4, 2021:
We've been told that human industrial civization causes global warming for at least a generation now. We have a chance to measure the effects of a dramatic decrease in industrial emissions for the first time and find out that the **decrease** caused accelerated global warming. A paradox.
PostMillennial: Busted! AOC wasn't even in the Capitol during the Capitol Riot.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 3, 2021:
Alexandria Ocaisio SMOLLETT...
Why not equality right now?
timon_phocas comments on Feb 3, 2021:
I am reminded of a story from Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago. Secret police came and evicted a family of kulacks (rich peasants) from their prosperous farm. They took them by train to a river in Siberia, then they took them down the river to a howling wilderness. They threw them off the boat with a handful of tools. The family worked hard and gradually prospered. Years later the secret police came down the river again. They shouted at the farmers, "We exiled you here years ago with nothing because you were kulacks. And here you are kulacks again!" Enforced equality doesn't work because it contradicts human nature.
Imagine being a child in 21st century. Scary....
timon_phocas comments on Feb 2, 2021:
Yep. We've gone from Wonder Woman, to "I wonder if that thing is a woman?"
DO YOU KNOW THAT REAL ALIENS SWIRL AROUND US NOW?
timon_phocas comments on Feb 1, 2021:
So you're saying Joe Biden was replaced by a pod person? That explains a lot...
TESLA Motors collects more from government (tax-payers-money), than it receives from car sales.
timon_phocas comments on Feb 1, 2021:
Every business Musk started, with the exception of PayPal, depends on the government either as either a subsidizer or a customer. Solar City depends on tax breaks for solar panel installation and laws forcing utilities to buy the electricity produced. Tesla depends on federal and state tax breaks for every vehicle sold. The Boring Company really only has governments as its customer base. SpaceX got its start from a NASA contract, and depends on NASA and Space Force launch contracts. If Starlink works out, it will be the first time private monies ever contributed a major profit stream to any of these companies. That does not mean Musk is not brilliantly innovative. It means he knows where the least costly source of money is.
Katie Hopkins: A request. And thank you - YouTube
timon_phocas comments on Jan 31, 2021:
Oh no! Not only GatewayPundit, but the Daily Mail and now Katie Hopkins are saying the same thing about seasonal flu stats. My oh my, are they all lying because GatewayPundit said it first?
[rumble.
timon_phocas comments on Jan 30, 2021:
I see no corroboration in any other news outlet.
US Media Compromised by Communist China (The New American Video) [youtube.
timon_phocas comments on Jan 30, 2021:
Hmmm, I saw an article yesterday about Israeli plans for a decapitation strike to cripple Iranian nuclear facilities. I saw them a lot during the Obama administration.
The Proud Boys have been targeted by the FBI since the Capitol riots and I'm under the impression ...
timon_phocas comments on Jan 30, 2021:
Antifa were the favored thugs of Leftists all through 2019/20; beating anybody they thought was defenseless and ideologically convenient. In 2020 BLM gutted city centers all across the country, and they were favored, too. From my reading, Proud Boys were started as a farce by by some comedian in Hollywood. The MSM Press quickly glommed onto them as the Right Wing equivalent of Antifa, portraying them as Nazi or KKK thugs. I guess they needed a Right Wing threat to balance the increasingly unpopular left wing riots. Do the Proud Boys have a right to exist, to protest, to demand changes? Certainly. Do they have a right to riot and destroy property? Hell no. I still don't know who incited just what actions at the Capitol on January 6. I do know that it's being used by Democrats as the Reichstag Fire of this generation.
"'Bomb-making manuals' found in home of Proud Boy who stormed US Capitol" [telegraph.
timon_phocas comments on Jan 30, 2021:
So what? When I joined my Recon platoon back in 1978 my platoon commander told me to buy a copy of the "Anarchist Cookbook" because it had useful info on explosives. He was a former Combat Engineer Officer so he knew what he was talking about. Three teams per platoon, three platoons and a headquarters per company. Four companies per battalion. Four Recon battalions in the Corps. Whole lot of copies of the "Anarchist Cookbook." And that doesn't count the Combat Engineer battalions. Or the Army. Or other services. That kind of info is actually pretty common. Anyway, back in 1978 I went down to the local Pickwick Books and ordered one. When it came, the sales clerk said she couldn't understand why people read that stuff, but that the store sold copies every week. My copy's still around the house somewhere. The US had a rash of radical bombings in the late 1960s. There was also a rash of bomb lab explosions. It's pretty easy to make something that will go bang. It's very hard to make it so it will only go bang when you want it to. And it's very hard to keep it stable. That's why all those communist radicals kept blowing themselves up in the 1960s and 70s. We're not having an epidemic of explosions. It's not for lack of information.
Critics who called Trump authoritarian are silent on Biden's Executive Order spree- ...
timon_phocas comments on Jan 29, 2021:
I'm thinking that this might be the pattern of Slo Joe's administration, just like Obama's. This way the Congress doesn't have to have any contentious legislation to debate. What does change will be snuck into the Omnibus Budget bill at the end of the year.
This won't do anything [youtu.be]
timon_phocas comments on Jan 29, 2021:
I think they'll make it easier for institutional investors to shut down individual investors. Then they'll trumpet it to the skies as protecting the 'little guy.'
Holy Shit! Think it couldn’t get any worse?
timon_phocas comments on Jan 29, 2021:
I just waiting for VA medical to make them mandatory...
[rumble.
timon_phocas comments on Jan 28, 2021:
I have checked both conservative and liberal news aggregator sites and seen no confirmation of this video's assertions.
How's Biden doing?
timon_phocas comments on Jan 27, 2021:
So far Biden seems like an equal opportunity shafter. He promised a path to citizenship to illegal immigrants. What he delivered just shortened the current process from 11 to 8 years. He promised he would stop fracking and then promised he wouldn't. What he delivered was a freeze on new fracking licences on federal land. It doesn't stop fracking, exactly, and it frustrates both sides. He said he would recognize Palestine. What he delivered was saying the US ambassador to Israel would cover Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza strip. This formulation frustrates Israel, Fatah and Hamas all at once. I'll give it this, it's efficient (if frustration is your goal). So I'm not impressed, but perplexed.
VictorDavisHanson coninues to speak Truth [amgreatness.
timon_phocas comments on Jan 27, 2021:
Wow, in **1984** Orwell coined the term, "doublethink." Ignore previous positions, the current party position is always right. I guess it's EngSoc forever!
Biden Pledges to Replace All Federal Vehicles With US-Made Electric Models
timon_phocas comments on Jan 27, 2021:
That will work so well in Montana, or any of the Rocky Mountain states, for that matter. To say nothing of Alaska. I don't think it will work well anywhere in rural America. It makes a good soundbite. It sucks as policy.
The Left's Election "Reform" Proposals Are Bad Policy And Unconstitutional: Hans von Spakovsky ...
timon_phocas comments on Jan 25, 2021:
And if they get their way we will complete our transformation to what Vladimir Putin termed "managed democracy " We'll have presidents, governors, legislatures and elections. But the outcomes will be predetermined and we will be a one party state for the foreseeable future.
TownHall: Tom Cotton, merely a graduate of the Army’s Ranger School.
timon_phocas comments on Jan 25, 2021:
AUDIO: On Hugh Hewitt, former commander of Ranger Regiment slams Salon for attacks on Sen. Tom Cotton. “I don’t know Senator Cotton. I mean, I’ve looked at a lot of his statements. And to your point, to my knowledge, he’s never claimed to have been in the Ranger Regiment, or one of the Ranger battalions. He’s always clearly stated he was in the 101st and the Old Guard. And he was a graduate of the Ranger school. So I think, and this is not the first time it’s come up.” You can be a graduate of the Ranger School and not be a member of the Ranger Regiment. In fact, lots and lots of people are. Plus: ” I think, you know, if you really want to understand this, there’s one Ranger Hall of Fame, and that Ranger Hall of Fame is comprised of two different groups of people – people that served in the Ranger Regiment and the battalions, and people that are Ranger qualified. So clearly, the Rangers who created the Ranger Hall of Fame believe they’re both inside that umbrella.”
Leftists write a history depicting Trump as a Nazi, with the goal of discrediting all republicans.
timon_phocas comments on Jan 25, 2021:
Howdy @jaymaron, Fine summary. Democrats got us into the Vietnam War. Nixon extricated us from that unholy, stinking mess. All while being relentlessly pilloried. Nixon's arms airlift to Israel was awesome. He realized there would be howls of outrage for a single planeload of ammo, so he decided to go big and make it an object lesson in American power. Nixon's 72 win over Mcgovern is also instructive. Traditional Democrat voter groups stayed home or voted for Nixon, something that happened in 2020 and then was mysteriously reversed in the dead of the night.
Have you read about the likely continuance of the military and the insurrection act?
timon_phocas comments on Jan 25, 2021:
This seems delusional. It's not gonna happen.
Essential viewing! Absolute FLAMES from Rand Paul as he DESTROYS fake new "journalist" George ...
timon_phocas comments on Jan 24, 2021:
They go absolutely apoplectic when you bring up election fraud. They deny it exists. Then they deny it's widespread. Then they deny it altered the outcome of the election. All in apoplectic tones. Sounds like they feel guilty.
HUNDREDS OF VETTED SOLDIERS TEST POSITIVE FOR CV19!!! Nancy Pelosi demanded "manned machine gun ...
timon_phocas comments on Jan 24, 2021:
Tested positive for COVID? Using what test? Was it the notoriously unreliable PCR test? How many amplification cycles were used?
The Obama-Biden Libya Debacle Is Still On Going, this is what can happen when you let delusional ...
timon_phocas comments on Jan 24, 2021:
What Obama and Hillary did to Libya was the most irresponsible statecraft I've seen in generations. They already saw what happened when Bush II kicked over Saddam's Iraq, they spent eight years condemning it, and then they went and did it in Libya. They crapped all over the country and then walked away from their unholy mess! They should be in prison for that.
[rumble.com] Watch: Marines Refuse To Salute Joe Biden
timon_phocas comments on Jan 23, 2021:
My understanding is that you don't salute indoors unless you are under arms. It's been a long time, so I may be wrong.
Meanwhile in Russia Alexei Navalny: Hundreds detained in protests across Russia [bbc.co.uk]
timon_phocas comments on Jan 23, 2021:
Putin called it "managed democracy." We have one now, so we can expect more of this in our own country.
I think this pretty close to the money.
timon_phocas comments on Jan 23, 2021:
Media is supposed to reflect society. Now media think they **are** society. Back when they reflected society, they charicatured it but still respected it. Now they think their little bubble is the only thing they have to pay attention to. Anything contrary to their comfortable little bubble is repellent. But they don't reflect society any more.Their movies are propaganda pieces, and flailing in the market as a result. They don't make television people want to watch. Their news programs are increasingly ignored. They live in an electronic virtual Versailles. In the meantime, the rest of us get up in the morning and do the work of the day.
The Living Truth Daily Devotion WHO HE SAYS HE IS “Now some teachers of the law were sitting ...
timon_phocas comments on Jan 20, 2021:
When modern medicine cures a paralytic the person still can't walk. We have to teach the patient to walk all over again. Simply standing up is a complex act involving many muscles in coordinated, memorized partnerships. Often muscles and joints are stiffened into contractures and have to be massaged into position. It can take months of physicial therapy. When Our Lord heals, however, all function is instantly restored. Amazing. "... for the works which the Father has given Me to accomplish, the very works that I do, bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me." John 5:36 NASB
A 1968 MGB GT in Mineral Blue.
timon_phocas comments on Jan 19, 2021:
Howdy @Stratslinger, Yeah, the MGB GT was an object of my youthful yearnings, too. I've got a 93 300 ZX, and there are Honda Civics and, yes, Ford Fiestas that can run rings around it. Amazing what they can get out of engines now.
Biden's 47 years of accomplishments.
timon_phocas comments on Jan 19, 2021:
Let's not forget Joe's other 'accomplishments.' Before Joe Biden changed the law, if you were desperately ill and had to declare bankruptcy, you could still keep your house. Now, thanks to Joe, you can not only be desperately ill and bankrupt, but you can also be homeless, too. . Let's also not forget Joe's perfect batting average in geopolitics. He's been wrong on every national security issue since 1973.
Many conservatives warn that America is becoming a communist state. But is that really the case?
timon_phocas comments on Jan 19, 2021:
Let's see, fraudulent elections, nascent one-party rule, ideological monocultures in news and entertainment media, same monoculture in the educational system. Interlocking relationships between media, industry and government. People and organizations being ideologically purged from media access and jobs. They've locked down our capitol like it was the Forbidden City or the Kremlin. Razor wire fences are everywhere and they're backed by a garrison of 26 thousand troops with orders to use lethel force. Hey, teach the Guardsmen to goose-step and it could be Rome in the 1920s.
Turns out, a major concern among officials in Washington DC is they’re afraid to trust the massive...
timon_phocas comments on Jan 19, 2021:
Howdy @Edgework, The US military is a self generating subculture. Soldiers' families tend to beget more soldiers. Worked that way in my family. Soldiers, even in places as 'blue' as Maryland and New Jersey tend to be more conservative. So the most ideological administration in American history won't trust its Guardsmen. And why not? The radicals wouldn't protect Trump if they made up the National Guard.
Psalm 40: David's Life - Chuck Missler.
timon_phocas comments on Jan 19, 2021:
Howdy @eschatologyguy, Thanks for this video. Chuck Missler's dive into the Psalms was something I really needed.
NRA declares bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas [news360.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jan 16, 2021:
To paraphrase Davy Crockett, New York can go to hell, the NRA's going to Texas!
The only prophecy I know of any book anywhere of a leader crapping in his "pants" out of fear.
timon_phocas comments on Jan 16, 2021:
Speaking of Biblical references to nether parts, my friends and I christened this section of 1st Samuel as the 'book of hemorrhoids.' 1st Samuel chapter 5: 1¶And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod. 2When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. 3And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again. 4And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him. 5Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day. 6¶But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, even Ashdod and the coasts thereof. 7And when the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, The ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us: for his hand is sore upon us, and upon Dagon our god 8They sent therefore and gathered all the lords of the Philistines unto them, and said, What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel? And they answered, Let the ark of the God of Israel be carried about unto Gath. And they carried the ark of the God of Israel about thither. 9And it was so, that, after they had carried it about, the hand of the LORD was against the city with a very great destruction: and he smote the men of the city, both small and great, and they had emerods in their secret parts.
Question: Why is it that the left wants our coal mines closed down and us to be forced to buy solar ...
timon_phocas comments on Jan 16, 2021:
It's back to Alice's Wonderland of climate change. From the man who brought you Solyndra... I can hardly wait.
What do you do?
timon_phocas comments on Jan 16, 2021:
Howdy @WayneHawthorne, They make their money selling ads. There's usually a small statement saying 'click here to continue'. If there's not, I skip the article. No biggie.
Study indicates lockdowns have increased deaths of despair- [zerohedge.
timon_phocas comments on Jan 16, 2021:
I know my county (Weld County, Colorado) announced we had exceeded 2019's total of suicides by June of 2020.
"U.S. says Capitol rioters meant to 'capture and assassinate' officials - filing" [reuters.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jan 15, 2021:
"Chansley has spoken openly about his belief that he is an alien, a higher being, and he is here on Earth to ascend to another reality,” they wrote.
Elle: AOC claims she almost died in the Capitol Riot and that she feared 'white supremacist' ...
timon_phocas comments on Jan 14, 2021:
Sure, and Hillary claimed she was under fire by snipers in Bosnia... AOC is a coward and a fabulist. She doesn't mind urging on leftist rioters, she glories in it. But being in a panic room with Republicans is unbearable.
Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat?
timon_phocas comments on Jan 14, 2021:
Nice image. Very dramatic. Thx
Acts17Apologetics: Muslim Imam Beaten to Death for Converting to Christianity On November 30th,...
timon_phocas comments on Jan 13, 2021:
Those who resist to the death will receive a crown of life. Bless his memory and witness.
McConnell supports impeaching Trump [citizenfreepress.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jan 12, 2021:
McConnell evudently sees an impeachment as an opportunity to purge Trump from the Republican Party. If he does that, then I'm leaving the Republican Party. My wife already has. We won't be the only ones.
US Special Forces has infiltrated Antifa, praise God! The USA, the chief among the "strangers, the ...
timon_phocas comments on Jan 12, 2021:
Kaiser Wilhelm II famously said that God has a special angel who keeps watch over drunkards and Americans. I think he said that because however foolish or naive we were, we always seemed to prosper. But America was a churchgoing nation back then, a nation of believers. In Deuteronomy Moses spoke of a mountain of blessing and a mountain of curses. Blessings for following God's laws and curses for disobeying them. One of the first curses was being placed under harsh taskmasters. We are getting our harsh taskmasters.
Another billion less [youtu.be]
timon_phocas comments on Jan 12, 2021:
Jack Dorsey wants power, not another few billion dollars, so does Zuckerberg
Handing Government the keys to social media would make things far worse- [thefederalist.
timon_phocas comments on Jan 12, 2021:
Howdy @SpikeTalon, I remember a discussion about the Standard Oil monopoly and the government's attempt to muzzle it. Standard Oil lost their monopoly control when Texas oil fields, which Standard Oil didn't control, came on line. So it was the market, not the Interstate Commerce Commission, that tamed Standard Oil. I scream bloody murder about the ideological purge led by tech monopolies. Our options are almost as limited as Kansas farmers in their struggles against the Union Pacific. Again, it was the automobile, not the Interstate Commerce Commission, that provided the options. I'm sure somebody wants to make money in the conservative marketplace. It just sucks waiting for them.
Facebook DELETES account of Iran’s Press TV news network with 4 million subscribers 12 Jan, ...
timon_phocas comments on Jan 12, 2021:
Zucker the schmucker just loves despotism, doesn't he...
Parler shut down. Slug next ?
timon_phocas comments on Jan 11, 2021:
Parler had millions of subscribers. It was too big of a competitor to tech titans' information monopoly.
Disturbing... LOL I know people who would say burn all children [youtu.be]
timon_phocas comments on Jan 11, 2021:
A Pavlik Morozov for our time. Like Horst Wessel, Pavlik Morozov was a legend crafted almost entirely out of Party lies. Pavlik supposedly reported his father to Stalin's secret police to be shot. Pavlik was in turn murdered by his family. He became a martyr for the communist party, a victim of petty bourgeois ideals of the family. Interestingly, a statue of Pavlik was placed in front of the KGB headquarters where it stood until the fall of the Soviet Union. A true child of the left.
If you voted for Trump or support him,now is the time to cancel your account with Amazon.
timon_phocas comments on Jan 11, 2021:
Already happening in my house
Is free speech dead?
timon_phocas comments on Jan 10, 2021:
I am thinking I will first switch to a VPN provider. Then I need to search out someone who understands the dark web so I know how to get to servers there. I think they will be the last to go down. It is a sign of our times that we have to camouflage ourselves among thieves, terrorists and pornographers to find islands of free speech.
CHINA CALLS BIDEN “A NEW WINDOW OF HOPE.” Says it all. [zerohedge.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jan 10, 2021:
Well, they've chipped in to buy a new president. Let's see if they've already gotten him neutered.
The Lost Tribes Of Israel?
timon_phocas comments on Jan 9, 2021:
Lost tribes, did their Garmins lead them astray? Happens to me a lot... and finding a USB port on a camel...
Jake Angeli, Capitol rioter in horned helmet, arrested by Feds [nypost.com]
timon_phocas comments on Jan 9, 2021:
Good, charge and prosecute him. Punish to the full extent of the law.

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