Sunday, November 19, 2017

VIDEO: Student radio hosts yanked from air, suspended after using the word ‘tranny’

This is what I call the "Hate Speech Dejour".  Say the wrong word that is considered Hate Speech and now they want you arrested.

“Hey guys, I am just going to have you leave. You said a couple words that break FCC violations,” the manager says, according to the video, which appears to be lightly edited for time. “And so for today I am going to have you stop your show. Specifically tranny. That is a hate slur it is not allowed on radio. I need you to leave.” As she says these words, a campus police officer stands in the background, the video shows.

“Did you really have to call the police?” the students ask.

“Yes,” she responds.

“It’s a violation, you are breaking the law,” she continued. “I just need to enter a report. …” it turns out, THERE IS NO SUCH LAW.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

'It's insane': Ont. patient told she'd have to wait 4.5 years to see neurologist

Yes, it's insane.  Because it continues to say that government controlled healthcare creates scarcity.
An Ontario doctor says health-care wait times have reached “insane” lengths in the province, as one of her patients faces a 4.5-year wait to see a neurologist.

When Dr. Joy Hataley, a family practice anesthetist in Kingston, Ont., recently tried to send a patient to a neurologist at the Kingston General Hospital, she received a letter from the specialist’s office telling her that the current wait time for new patient referrals is 4.5 years. The letter said that, if the delay is “unacceptable” to Dr. Hataley, she should instead refer the patient to a neurologist in Ottawa or Toronto.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Are the Amish right about new technology?

Back in the 80s Mother Jones (or Earth?  I don't quite remember) ran a similar article about the Amish.  Many Amish back then had refrigerators powered by propane. But the main thing was their extreme (if it's even possible) adherence to Community.  It wasn't that all modern technology was shunned.  IT was that the acceptance of technology was thought out and methodical.

It's good to see that not a lot has changed.

“Amish lives are anything but anti-technological,” he writes. Visiting Amish communities, he found battery-powered radios, computer-controlled milling machines, solar panels, chemical fertilisers and GM crops. What distinguishes the Amish stance toward any given invention isn’t that they reject it outright; it’s that they start by assuming they don’t want or need it, then adopt it only if they decide it’s in line with their values.
Generally, these days, “our default is set to say ‘yes’ to new things,” Kelly notes, whereas for the Amish “the default is set to ‘no’”. Thus cars don’t make the cut, because they encourage people to wander far away, instead of building community close to home. But laptops and smartphones are fine, for some Amish, in certain workplace contexts – though never at home – because the benefits are deemed to outweigh the downsides.
Then and now, I've always thought there was something we could learn from them.

Ah!  I found the article online!  Just remember, this article was written in 1989:
The Amish are the answer to a question, I realized... 
What was the question? Ah, that's what I still had to figure out.
Still, their home isn't as stark as it may sound. It holds many modern conveniences: a propane (and therefore wonderfully silent) refrigerator, white-gas reading lights, indoor plumbing with hot and cold running water—even a basement washing machine powered by a small Honda lawn-mower engine. ("The women love the little Hondas," Amos said. "They're so easy to start.") So the family has many basic conveniences normally provided by electricity.

Likewise, when they want to make a phone call, they can walk down the road to a shared neighborhood phone (kept in a locked homebuilt booth). If they need to get somewhere a good distance away, they can hire a car and driver to take them there.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

More students, young Americans turn to paganism

Who couldn't see this coming?

As millennials continue to leave traditional Christian religions, interest in Wiccan and pagan practices have seen increased interest in recent years, a trend also spotted among young people and on college campuses.

Pagan or Wiccan student groups are present on a number of college campuses — both secular and religious — across the nation. The growing normalization of such practices, albeit still a minority, corresponds with the decline in Christian believers, some observers note.

A recent report in Market Watch headlined “Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology” argues as much, for example.
All you have to do is go to the Bible and see what it says.  For instance, Jesus said:
Matthew 12:43-45 New International Version (NIV) 43 “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44 Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. 45 Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”
 I've always thought there might be a bigger context to this (which Jesus points out).  For instance, if a whole COUNTRY whose roots were strongly Christian should reject Christ's teachings, what would happen?  Evil, which was summarily "kicked" out of say, America, would return to the "house" it left.  And bring his friends along.

We see this played out here and in other former strong Christian countries that have or are rejecting Christ.  And we find the country is now worse that before the establishment of Christianity there.

This situation concerns me and makes me wonder how long and how bad will it get.


Let's say you just caught your spouse in a compromising situation.  You leave him or her and decide, in your worst of worst times, to write him/her a scathing letter on Google Docs.  Maybe you even got a little extreme in what you might do to get back.

Within an hour of hitting "save" there's a knock on your door.

It's the police.  They received a notice from Google that you were planning a possible terrorist act.  Of course, you planned no such thing. Did Google "see" you googling how to make a bomb?  Were you searching for theaters where firearms were banned?

As the police snap the metal bracelets on your wrists they inform you that you were writing out your plans on Google Docs.

Sound like fantasy?  THINK AGAIN.
In response to some of these reports [of being locked out of Google Docs], a Google employee tweeted that the team handling Google Docs was looking into the matter. Later Tuesday, Google said in a statement that it had "made a code push that incorrectly flagged a small percentage of Google Docs as abusive, which caused those documents to be automatically blocked. A fix is in place and all users should have full access to their docs."

Although the error appeared to be a technical glitch, the fact that Google is capable of identifying "bad" Google Docs at all is a reminder: Much of what you upload, receive or type to Google is monitored.
That's why I never use Google Docs.  What I type is none of their business.  And what you say CAN be used against you even if none of it is true.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Gerald jerked his body around and up - such it is when your sort of lying on your side...but yet almost angled with your front pointed sort of "up", I guess.

He didn't dare inhale.  The gum would most certainly get sucked into a lung or something.

He felt pretty stupid. It was 30 years ago when he learned his first lesson.  He was lying, shoulders and back pressed against the floor of the oval living room rug.  A TV commercial had just snapped on and his eyes wandered from the black and white TV to the ceiling.  5 year olds didn't particularly enjoy the pathetic interruptions commercials made in the flow of a cartoon.

He had a nickel in his mouth.  And within 0.0001 seconds....

Gerald swallowed it.

Well, maybe saying he "swallowed it" was too loose a phrase.  It wasn't as if he gulped it down like a pill. No.  It was more like his tongue relaxed and swoosh!  down to the gullet the nickel went.

But this time...this time 30 years later - it was gum.  And 30 years of honing his reflexes (not like he trained everyday for this very day) he untwisted his body sat up and ... saved his life.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Step 3. KILL THEM: Canada now investigates 'climate denial'

So you will now be chased to the ends of the earth if you think thoughts or express beliefs that differ from The State.

Step one:  You will be fined
Step Two:  You will be jailed
Step Three:  You will be killed

If you don't think this will happen, you are living in a fantasy world  This is what we have become. When will we have to seek refuge in Asia to escape the sick pathetic disaster that is steamrolling our way?
As someone who has written extensively on climate change for a decade, my view is that all of this is madness. We are entering into dangerous territory, a fundamental attack on free speech.

If we’re going to use agencies of the federal government to investigate and even prosecute “climate deniers”, for making “false and misleading claims” then let’s damn well do the same for “climate alarmists”, who do the same thing all the time.

I read and hear politicians making “false and misleading claims” about climate change almost daily, particularly with regard to what federal and provincial carbon pricing schemes will actually accomplish, as opposed to what our governments are claiming they will accomplish.

But the way to decide these issues is through public debate, not running to an agency of the federal government to shut up people we disagree with, particularly a government that itself makes false and misleading claims about man-made climate change all the time.
The State is the biggest liar of all.  And we want them to judge our ideas and thoughts?

All this begs the question: What Anti-State thoughts will they go after next?