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Beware of the Lotos-eaters

Beware of the Lotos-eaters

In the story of the Odyssey, Ulysses encounters the island of the Lotos-eaters. Depending on the version of the story, they eat Lotos fruits or flowers, which induce a sleepy, contented, apathetic stupor. Ulysses’ crew who ate the Lotos lost interest in returning home, or even back to their ship to report to him. Nobody’s …

Desperate Maine businesses throw in the towel; willing to hire Americans

Amid foreign worker shortage, Bar Harbor businesses turn to local labor Wow, they must really be desperate, to be willing to hire Americans! The Bangor Daily News, which has reported on high local unemployment rates, is so blasé about the local hiring preference for non-Americans. According to the Feds, To qualify for H-2B nonimmigrant classification, …

Stop calling heart-attack food “paleo”

I keep seeing on social media where some guy will post photos of his ribs-and-booze supper, someone else will chime in warning him that his diet is unhealthy, and he insists that “no, no, food pyramid is all wrong, this is the way you’re supposed to eat. It’s paleo.” The USDA food pyramid might very …

Is Ammon Bundy in danger?

That’s not a rhetorical question; I don’t know. I don’t even know the precise circumstances that lead up to the Bundys’ arrests and incarceration. The media has been sparse with coverage and specific details, which is one red flag. Private accounts on social media give wildly different accounts, but here’s the thing: one side has …

What Dr. Deepak Chopra needs to learn from Prof. Nassim Taleb

I am writing in the spirit of “iron sharpens iron”. I expect that enlightened people don’t take criticisms personally whether intended to be personal, or as in this case, not. I have deep respect for Dr. Deepak Chopra. He has been involved in some incidents worth discussing, because there’s a lesson in the back-story that …

No jobs? Low pay? Here is one reason why…

May 2nd, 2017 Sierra Vista woman finds note from ‘Chinese prisoner’ in Walmart purse For various reasons including their own well-being, prisoners probably should be kept busy, but only under the conditions that they are guilty of a real crime, and that there is no punishment if they don’t work. According to the note, the …

Long-range forecast: colder

Long-range forecast: colder

May 1st, 2017 It’s COLD where I live. About 10F/5.6C degrees below average, which for a relatively stable climate is a lot. Before the commies appropriated it, May Day used to be the celebration of warmer weather come mid-Spring. Much of central Europe and North America are getting crop damage from late frosts. One data …

May Day! May Day!

May Day! May Day!

One of my adult sons got caught in a demonstration while trying to get to work the Saturday before May Day. He has to put in a lot of late nights and weekends, but the demonstrators have the day off. There was no immediate threat; he was just delayed getting to work. The demonstrations and …

Trigglypuff vs ISIS: which side to take in the Clash of Civilizations

Here is a story I heard when I was a boy: One Saturday morning, a young Meyer Lansky’s parents gave him money to take to synagogue. He took the money, but instead of heading to synagogue, he headed to a back-alley where he knew that gambling was going on. There he learned an important lesson …

Steps to take to protect yourself against increasing social unrest

  April 25th, 2017 Up until now, participants in Antifa activities have been armed mostly only with makeshift weapons like bicycle locks and bottles. Their battles with alt-Rightists have been mostly with fists. Mac Slavo recently reported about discussions on Reddit encouraging Antifa to escalate to weapons, including guns, and combat training. Here is a …