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  1. Things You've Missed

    by , 01-20-2021 at 12:06 AM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    Now then. The past year. Let's see.
    You know my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer after seeing a consultant for a hernia op. Well. As far as I'm aware he's still not on any/much immune suppressing medication (which is a huge relief in this current climate). He's on hormones which has it's own set of side effects which, upon reading, my first and only thought was "ah. Basically menopause then" I've already dealt with that once in my teens. Funny that as my mum was going through ...
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  2. Its Natural Manure

    by , 01-18-2021 at 10:16 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith
    Paris Nov. 13. 1787.
    the people can not be all, & always, well informed. the part which is wrong [. . .] will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. if they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. we have had 13. states independent 11. years. there has been one rebellion. that comes to one rebellion in a century & a ...

    Updated 01-18-2021 at 10:37 PM by PeterL

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  3. Once Again I Return

    by , 01-18-2021 at 03:04 AM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    Pretentious title? It was the best I could come up with. It's 6:33am.
    Haven't had to really type for months. Not typing for a long time. My desk hasn't really been clear since Christmas. Well, the part that leads to the keyboard. The other half got more crap on it because I had to get it out of the way.

    So. Anyway. I haven't been here for ages. And I figured I should cover a few things. But since I ramble a lot and can go into a conversational labyrinth I know this would end ...
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  4. From Ignorance to Insurrection

    by , 01-12-2021 at 08:37 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    While thinking about the insurrection invading the U.S. Capitol, I realized that the underlying reason for it was ignorance; although there may reasons for the ignorance. Most people have very limited contact with state and local government, just paying taxes, voting, building inspections, etc. And many people think that TV cop shows are good sources for legal advice and information about prosecution.

    For criminal prosecution, there are many rules for the collection of evidence, ...
  5. Fiscal Conservatism

    by , 01-06-2021 at 11:27 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    It as been a while since the term “fiscal conservatism” was in common use, but in the years after WW II and before Reagan’s Alzheimer’s term it was in common use, and the concept was embraced by both of the major parties; although the Party of Lincoln was usually more for it, because the party of FDR was more focused on social problems, and some people thought that throwing money at a problem would eliminate it.

    Ronnie showed us that it made no difference what one’s political or ...

    Updated 01-06-2021 at 07:46 PM by PeterL

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