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The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
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Letters to the Editor
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Planning For Self Defense
by MamaLiberty
Yesterday I was visiting a blog and read an article describing one person's admonition NOT to have a "plan" for self defense. The discussion that followed was very interesting, and quite long, and I suggest you go to the link above to read it since I won't attempt to reconstruct any of the argument.
However, I think it is important to clarify this point in my own last article. After reading it over, in light of the above mentioned discussion, I can see where the need for, and limitations of, planning might be quite confusing to some folks, especially those new to self defense.

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ISIS/ISIL, Peace, and True Security
by Neale Osborn
I don't know everything, but this I DO know—Islam is not a religion of peace. NO religion that still advocates for conversion of non-believers by the sword can be. I've read the Qu'ran, and it has a lot to say that I find tolerable, and even some things that are admirable. Their rules for hospitality and charity can be wonderfully kind. That being said, a religion that carefully lays out what thickness of rod you may use to beat your wife is NOT a kindly faith. A religion that considers anyone who does NOT follow the faith to be worthy of only converting or killing is not a religion of faith. Any religion that lists members of certain faiths (Judaism and Christianity) as having abandoned the correct faith (Islam), and thus being apostates, who must immediately revert (return to Islam, even though in reality they were never a part of Islam at all) and submit to Allah or be executed is not a religion of peace. And last but not least, any religion that has a specific set of laws (Shariah) that must be instituted on a worldwide basis, these laws specifically setting forth behaviors that must be followed by all, even those NOT of the faith, or face draconian punishments, is not a religion of peace. Nor is a religion that lists the types of people you may make into slaves particularly peaceful, either.
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Why did science make little real progress in Europe in the Middle Ages?
by Tim O'Neill
Summary: This question is based on the common but erroneous belief that there was no scientific progress in the Middle Ages. In fact, modern historians of science have long since shown this to be a myth and have gone on to show that far from being a scientific dark age, the Medieval period lay the foundations of modern science.
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Neale's Gun Rant for 9-28-2014
by Neale Osborn
First, a joke passed to me by Mama Liberty, cuz it's just damn funny, then the serious from her.
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Atlantea The Beautiful No. 296
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Number 296 of a weekly cartoon series.
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Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.—Isaiah

He's talking about The Rulling Class, folks. You know, Our Masters. The People Who Own The World (they think). The people with complete and utter contempt for us, their property (they think). Kinda funny in a way.

Spend some time thinking about this:

As of Summer 2014, a large percentage of jobs—I now believe more than 45% within ten years—can be done by a robot costing no more than a year's salary to the current human worker. With the government keeping interest rates low this raises the temptation to borrow capital and—instead of paying it to a worker—using it to buy a robot that will pay for itself after a year, and thereafter require only maintenance and power, and when that robot is no longer useful it can be scrapped rather than being paid to retire. This will have an inevitable effect on the economy. It may have a direct effect on you.
—Jerry Pournelle, "CHAOS MANOR REVIEWS, Computing at Chaos Manor", Column 369—Part 1, September, 2014
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And, in case you wondered, a full and complete explanation of "liberals" or whatever they're called now:

The liberals have only one argument, namely, 'Shut up', He explained and only one way of presenting the argument: shoot the messenger without reading the message.
Disqualify the speaker. Change the subject. Ad hominem.
That is all they have. That is the whole trick.
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