Updated 2019 03 12 You’ve got to break a few eggs when making omelets. (1) The revolution devours its own children. (2) Lately I noticed that some discussions are turning to the revival of the topic of the so-called “sex war” (a.k.a. gender war). It is curious why anyone should wish to make the attempt. It will be difficult to revive interest in the topic, given that the public appears to have tired of it, but should it be a growing concern? “Sex war” or “Gender War” are not only inexact terms, they are far from close enough to be accurate or even appropriate. “Sex war” or “Gender War” implies … Continue reading
If civilization had been left in female hands, we would still be living in grass huts. —Camille Paglia, in Sexual Personae When self-respecting social justice warriors (SJWs) wish to deprecate social conditions in the past, they never measure them by the social standards and circumstances that prevailed then. SJWs look at things the politically correct way. They: Always measure the past in terms of today’s social standards, in terms of victims of oppression and of oppressors, as otherwise they would make an objective assessment of how things were; By no means ever mention – let alone give credit to – those who did the most to make it possible to … Continue reading
Dr. Semmelweis is no longer with us, surgical fires are. Laser surgery is at times the source of ignition of fires in operating rooms. Laser surgery and Dr. Semmelweis’ efforts had and still have similar consequences, good and bad ones. They save lives, quite a few on account of laser surgery, but vastly more, perhaps as many as or more than half a billion in the case of Dr. Semmelweis’ efforts. Unfortunately, they also caused and cause injury and death, very rarely in the case of laser surgery, perhaps never in the case of Dr. Semmelweis but once. What he discovered killed him. It made him a martyr who died … Continue reading
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Updated 2019 04 18 Stephen’s Art is by an artist whose work spans antler carvings and much more. Index for Stephen’s Art Antler carvings by Stephen Fish pond and water works in Stephen’s backyard Iron-work by Stephen About Stephen Contact Stephen Stephen’s Art — Antler carvings Stephen will carve per request and make deals (e.g.: accept moose antlers as part of price for carvings). Price for a carving like any of those shown here: Can$350 Contact Stephen Tel: (780) 796-2306 (leave message with your tel.#, if necessary). You can also leave a FB message here. It will be passed on to Stephen. Fish pond and water works in Stephen’s backyard … Continue reading
Dean Stokes – Bruderheim Hotel, Friday Nite, July 24, 2015 – Be there!
We thought that it was time that our house needs to have its roof replaced. If you live in Lamont County, or close to it, and you need your roof fixed, consider Best West Roofing (@ bestwestroofing.com ). I spoke to Dean Stokes about having our roof done, on Friday, June 12th. He and his crew showed up the following Monday. They were done with replacing the shingles on our roof a day later, in the afternoon. Everything was cleaned up, and not a trace of them having done any work was left, other than our roof having new shingles.
Last updated 2017 09 20, to install link to interactive graph. Men’s existence long puzzled scientists, asserts an article by Aamna Mohdin, ‘Why do men exist?’ Aamna Mohdin’s article falls short, on several levels, of being a piece of journalism that satisfactorily addresses the principle of the five Ws (Who, What, When, Where, and Why). One must wonder about the lack of the journalistic integrity of the editors at IFLScience. Then again, given that Aamna Mohdin’s article is flagged as being in the Environmental section of the IFLScience website, it is not surprising that it contains so much propaganda and preciously little science. It seems that any ‘scientists‘ who are … Continue reading
Updated 2019 04 19, to add links to related articles, and to correct the first of the two indicated charts showing the relationship between gold and oil prices. What makes us healthy and wealthy? “Walter – why do you keep posting this chart?” asked someone yesterday, after I had posted a link to a chart that displays the history of prices for gold and oil. My response to that question was, To illustrate that, in terms of barrels of oil, gold now buys as much energy as it ever did. However, it is not just that chart that is of interest. The other, related charts are of interest as well. … Continue reading
Updated 2019 04 22, to add links to related articles. Just look around you. Everything, starting from the keyboard and the screen on your PC (or your I-Phone) to as far as your eye can see — man-made. Everything you see that did not grow by the grace of God or Mother Nature was designed and made with tools designed and made from materials mined, transformed, manufactured, even transported to where it was manufactured and is being used — man-made, by men. It’s a good thing that amongst all of those things we built and that everyone uses, there are also so many other things that uplift the mind, such … Continue reading