Current Events 12-19-2014

They’ve Got A Robot Shark. Don’t panic, US Navy has only deployed a ROBOT SHARK (but where are the lasers?)

The Wicked Exploit Anonymity to Commit Atrocities Online The Troll Hunters

They deserve exposure, and prosecution.

Sigh Yes, Virginia, there is a ‘War on Christmas’: Atheists unveil anti-Christmas TV specials

I personally think both sides of this are overreacting. The truth is, Christmas is a myth. It is not a primarily religious holiday, but more a pseudo-Christian, European traditional holiday (sort of like Independence Day or Thanksgiving in America). It is not known for sure exactly when Jesus was born, but the best evidence favors the Spring, during the lambing season in Israel, which is appropriate considering He is the “Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world.”

Christmas borrows from a variety of cultural traditions, some of them originally pagan. Insisting that some people are trying to “take Christ out of Christmas” or that there is a “War on Christmas” is silly, because there’s little of Christ in Christmas anyway. I have preserved some of the best elements of traditional Christmas for my family, and have made it about remembering the birth of Christ. I use it as an illustration of how God gave us the gift of His only begotten Son. It has become necessary to make the holiday MORE Christian, you see. However, it is not mandated in Scripture, and the early Christians did not commemorate the birth of Christ at all. Don’t make Christmas more than it is. As for the Atheists, come on guys – when will you learn that mocking other people’s religions is no way to promote your own?

Ahhhh… Ranger Candy Ibuprofen adds 12 years to life! Cheap painkillers can slow ageing and fight disease

Despicable Rubio Slams Cuba Deal, Obama ‘Worst Negotiator’ Since Carter

Picking Moderate RINOs to Run Is All About Helping Democrats Get Elected Cruz: Don’t Listen To Consultant ‘Cabal’ And Pick Another Romney In 2016

And So a New Generation of Gamers Will Learn to Hate That Dang Dog Duck Hunt’s Virtual Console debut, and why the original hates your new TV

Current Events 12-18-2014

I’m Walking Here! How it feels to be a pedestrian in cities today

How did we get in this mess? Simple: because the elegant, electric trolly car systems operating in many of America’s major cities nearly 100 years ago were bought out by the automotive and oil industries, then summarily executed, forcing Americans to buy cars and consume oil. Conspiracy theory? Not at all.

Our cities should be laid out to favor pedestrian traffic first, motorists second, in a manner that allows both groups to co-exist safely and productively. In a city, you should rarely ever need to drive, unless you’re traveling across country. Everything needs to be arranged around blocks, with all the major needs (food, clothing, energy) within easy walking distance. Big Oil, Big Auto, Big Agro are swollen ticks on the nation, existing to benefit themselves, not us.

What if you could walk to most stores? What if there were open air markets and in-season produce grown in-state for sale? Think of the health benefits. Think of the cost savings in road maintenance, healthcare and pollution reduction. Think of the expansion of green spaces and landscaping (pedestrian-friendly layouts have to look nice, since you’re able to actually SEE your surroundings as you travel). Healthier, happier, more productive people.

It would restore the sense of community our grandparents once enjoyed, because when you walk everywhere, you have no choice but to learn how to talk to people and be pleasant. You get to know your shopkeepers. You’re not reduced to disconnected blocks of merchandise you reach through engaging your “neighbors” in aggressive automotive combat. Seems like a good deal to me.

Current Events 12-12-2014

Finally, An Unwarranted Death of a Black Man That Can Be Exploited For Political Gain Congressional staff protest deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner

Somebody REALLY wants a race war. They tried it with Trayvon, but Zimmerman wasn’t white enough, and Trayvon wasn’t innocent enough. They tried again with Michael, but he turned out to be guilty as sin also. It got people all riled up, and provided some political capital for communist/racist agitators looking to riot. Now we have Eric Garner. This guy was absolutely not guilty of anything other than just standing around. He got chokeholded, it triggered cardiac arrest and he died. The officer who wrongly assaulted him and should have been indicted, but wasn’t, was white. It’s perfect. Politicians just love false outrage. Angry people are easy to control. Anybody with an offense and an axe to grind, who happens to be black, and wants a scapegoat to blame (evil white people), can be encouraged to rally around the flag of social injustice. It’s disgusting. Deal with violent cops. Deal with racism – real, not made-up racism, including the kind directed against whites. Spare us the self-serving rhetoric.

What I want to know is, where were all these “concerned” black politicians as the black community has spiraled into poverty and crime since the 70’s? What have they done about high crime, black-on-black violence, high teen pregnancy and high school dropout rates, and the disintegration of the family? I don’t think any of them really want any solutions, because if they didn’t have an angry, emotion-driven, ignorant mob around, they’d be out of a job. They make bank on this kind of stuff. Despicable.

All I know is, Jesus said that we are to “Love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength” and “Love our neighbor as much as ourself.” and if you do, you have fulfilled the whole Law. This is the solution. It has been since God made people.

Inexcusable After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone

Our government, as it exists, is just a game of Blue vs. Red. It is no longer representative. It is riddled with corruption and incompetence. The only purpose of government anymore is the preservation and expansion of government.

The Bean That Rules The World The Stimulating History of Coffee: Why You Hear This Word Around the World

Current Events 12-10-2014

Great News For Amputees AND Terminators Artificial Skin That Senses, and Stretches, Like the Real Thing

Bringing the 3rd World to the First World Since 2008 Fundamentally Transforming the World

This kind of 3rd world, tribalist, anti-West mentality is responsible for many African nations apparent inability to modernize. It’s paralyzing, and inhibits any real progress. I DO think the nations of Africa need to develop some healthy nationalism and limit the influence of predatory foreign interests, but not to the extent of racism and xenophobia – you DO actually need some foreign trade in order to maintain a healthy economy.

Current Events 12-02-2014

The Real Racists Are the Racists Burning Businesses in Ferguson and Inciting Hate Crimes Against “Whites” Why Charles Barkley supports the Ferguson grand jury decision

If you don’t live in or near Ferguson, and you’re some ignorant “white” SJW living in some cozy “white”-dominant suburban area, please just shut your mouth about it. You don’t know anything about “racial tensions” until you’ve lived in St. Louis, or some similar “black”-dominant urban area. The hatred isn’t coming from the “whites” – it goes entirely the other direction.

It’s Time For the “Black” Community to Own the Failure of the “Black” Community Kevin Jackson: ‘Idiotic Liberals’ to Black Kids: ‘It’s OK You Don’t Have a Daddy, Go Rob a Store!’

In other words, stop committing fornication, stop getting teen girls knocked up, stop taking welfare, get an education, learn to speak and write well, get a job, and for crying out loud, stop calling each other nigger! Whatever happened to “Black” Pride?

Abortion Has Always Been About Limiting the Reproduction of Undesirable Minorities NYC: 78% of Abortions Were Black and Hispanic Babies

It is nothing less than racist, self-directed genocide.

Libertarian Market Capitalism. Love It. Uber Libertarians

Well That’s The End of Western Civilization :) You can now buy Girl Scout cookies online