Saturday, September 27, 2008

Nikola Tesla - The Forgotten Wizard

Do you know about Tesla? He was a man who only wanted to use his abilities for the good of mankind, including providing free power for all.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

America Beyond The Point Of No Return -- Doug Patton -- GOPUSA

It's good to see this kind of an article on a Republican site, since Republicans are just about as bad as Dems when it comes to bloated government.


America Beyond The Point Of No Return -- Doug Patton -- GOPUSA

"'Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.' - George Bernard Shaw

A half century ago, Russian-born writer Ayn Rand warned about the creeping socialism she saw in America even then. In her thousand-page tome, 'Atlas Shrugged,' Rand told the story of John Galt, a shadowy figure who is so fed up with high taxes, burdensome regulations and interference from government, he secretly recruits the best and brightest of American capitalism - the captains of industry - to withdraw from society to the mountains of Colorado, leaving the growing welfare state without any visible means of support.

Imagine what Ayn Rand would say about the federal government coughing up quantities of cash even career bureaucrats didn't talk about in the 1950s; all to bail out quasi-government entities whose overseers were complicit in the failures of those very institutions."

Please follow the linked title for the rest of the article.

The Federal Government has been growing exponentially since the War Between the States. This must be reversed if we don't want a socialistic nanny state governing every little part of our lives.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Beware the Ice, 'Cause it Gonna Get Any Hotter

Which is nice for us in the hot South.

Intellectual Conservative Politics and Philosophy: "Scientists and laymen who follow the Ice Age cycles have been warning that a Little Ice Age comparable to one that lasted from 1300 to around 1850 is on its way.


There’s a wonderful irony in the fact that, back in the 1970s, the Greens were issuing warnings and even writing books about the coming Ice Age. They would abandon this issue, based in well-known and accepted solar science, in favor of a vast international hoax alleging man-made global warming.

As the global warming hoax begins to lose its power to influence public opinion and policy, the Greens are not likely to be heeded for a long time to come because they were right about an Ice Age and lying through their teeth about global warming.

Scientists and laymen who follow the Ice Age cycles have been warning that, if not a full-fledged Ice Age, at the very least a Little Ice Age comparable to one that lasted from 1300 to around 1850 is on its way."

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Baroness Warnock: Dementia sufferers may have a "duty to die" - Telegraph

This is the other end of the life spectrum from Trig Palin, but this is the exact same chilling Objectivist/Utilitarian ethics (otherwise known as a total rejection of absolute morals) that drive those who have abandoned their humanity to say that all less-than-perfect babies should be aborted. Anyone deemed a burden to the system (especially in socialized medicine) simply must go.


Baroness Warnock: Dementia sufferers may have a "duty to die" - Telegraph

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Not an Either/Or Choice - Prison Fellowship

Not an Either/Or Choice - Prison Fellowship:


"Why do radical environmentalists seem so indifferent to the poor? It is a matter of worldview. If you deify nature instead of God, if you believe humans are just another species of animal with no greater moral status than a kangaroo rat—well, you don’t have to worry much about the poor or marginalized. But if you believe God created humans in His image, and gave each one of us a unique and privileged place within His creation, then your concern for the poor far outweighs concerns for nature—especially speculative concerns like global warming."


Follow the linked title for another insightful commentary by Chuck Colson.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Quote on Government

“The greatest threat to mankind’s prosperity is government. A recent example is Zimbabwe’s increasing misery. Like our country, Zimbabwe had a flourishing agriculture sector, so much so it was called the breadbasket of southern Africa. Today, its people are on the brink of starvation as a result of its government. It’s the same story in many countries—government interference with mankind’s natural tendency to engage in wealth-producing activities. Blaming poverty on overpopulation not only lets governments off the hook; it encourages the enactment of harmful policies.”
—Walter Williams

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Greek tragedies offer modern lessons on war's pain - Yahoo! News

How amazing that the classics can speak so strongly to people today. I'm glad that I cannot relate to them this strongly, but I do know that very often knowing the someone else understands my pain goes a long way to comfort me.

Follow the linked title to finish the article.
Greek tragedies offer modern lessons on war's pain - Yahoo! News

SAN DIEGO - The screams of agony from the soldier echoed through the ballroom-turned-theater, forcing a hushed whisper among those witnessing his sudden break with reality.

He was no longer with his wife, seated beside him on the stage; no longer with his comrades. In his mind, he was back on the battlefield, killing his enemy — the price of years of combat stress from witnessing war's horrors.

In this "Theater of War," the wounds date back millennia and the words spoken by actors are translated from Greek, but they speak to Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans and the doctors and therapists who treat them.

"I wanted to keep the pain to myself, son, but now it cuts straight through me. Do you understand? It cuts straight through me," the lead character in the play "Philoctetes" tells a comrade.

Those hidden wounds and their effect on family members and caregivers were the focus of the Greek readings at a three-day combat stress conference hosted by the Marine Corps that addresses post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression brought on by combat.