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Expanding civilizations, religions, and faith

It's not how it appears



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That time of year again

Certain fundamentalists trot out the scare tactics again

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The real reason behind Prohibition

Nothing to do with morality and everything to do with vote pandering



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Celebrity Psudeoscience - Updated

Sacrificing rationality to sound vaguely important

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Dwight D. Eisenhower on human rights abuses

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Dwight D. Eisenhower on human rights abuses


This is awfully familiar. The U.S. has been accused of human rights abuses before

As usual, individuals with no responsibility in the matter, their humanitarian impulses outraged by conditions that were frequently beyond help, began carrying to America tales of indifference, negligence, and callousness on the part of the troops.  Generally these stories were lies.  The thousands of men assigned to the job of rescuing the DPs and organizing relief for them were Americans.  They were given every facility and assistance the Army could provide, and they were genuinely concerned in doing their utmost for these unfortunate of the earth.  But because perfection could not be achieved some so-called investigators saw a golden chance for personal publicity.  They did so at the expense of great numbers of Americans who labored night and day to alleviate the average lot of people who had suffered so much that they seemed at times beyond suffering.
	— General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe

Hat tip to William Katz at FrontPageMagazine.com


Posted: Mon - June 13, 2005 at 05:48 AM

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John Kerry on Iraq

What changed?

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Edward Kennedy on filibusters

Did you hear what you thought you heard?

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Ferris Bueller on beliefs

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Ferris Bueller on beliefs


'Isms' are not good

It's not that I condone fascism....or any 'ism' for that matter.  'Isms' in my opinion are not good.  A person should not believe in an 'ism', they should believe in themself.  I quote John Lennon, 'I don't believe in Beatles...I just believe in me.'  A good point there.  After all, he was the walrus.  I could be the walrus, I'd still have to bum rides off of people!
	— Ferris Bueller's Day Off

One of the great all time arguments against isms of any kind.


Posted: Sat - May 21, 2005 at 02:45 PM

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Happy Towel Day!

Douglas Adams Passing Day

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Rulers and Masters

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Rulers and Masters

Daniel Webster on those who want to rule

In every generation there are those who want to rule well - but they mean to rule. They promise to be good masters - but they mean to be masters.
     — Daniel Webster

And of course, they only promise to do it for "your own good."


Posted: Mon - May 9, 2005 at 09:15 PM

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Almost the last advocate

It's not a right unless everyone else has it too. Otherwise it's a privilege taken at someone else's expense.

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United We Stand - Dragging religion into politics

The presidential candidates are missing the point by pandering to evangelicals



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The future gets greener for Al Gore

Cashing in on people's fear

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“Why does Sunrise, Florida have it's own SWAT Team?”

The Anthony Diotaiuto killing

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“Gutter punks” in San Francisco

Is it really all that different than the 1960s?

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Are blogs protected by the First Admendment?

Do Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech apply to websites?

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Blogs and information channels

Bloggers can be legitimate journalists too

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Camps update

News about Camp Williams in Utah

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Another camp for "detainees?"

A Utah camp for New Orleans refugees seems to be more like a POW camp

UPDATED TO ADD: Much of the information in the original piece was either a misunderstanding or an exaggeration. This is from before I routinely fact checked. - NW

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“Welcome to Krakow”

A blog with a first hand look at one of the Katrina refugee camps

UPDATED TO ADD: Much of the information in the original piece was either a misunderstanding or an exaggeration. This is from before I routinely fact checked. - NW

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Same thing only better with new management

Looks like it is the GOP's turn to celebrate Big Government solutions


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Judging a book by it's cover

Pagan and magick books do not a terrorist make

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Private sector or public sector?

The public sector isn't free

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Your tax dollars at work

The Salmon-Thirty-Salmon

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Victims and paying for bad choices

How a benevolent and socially progressive government drags people down

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Individual or collectivist?

Is the society or culture more important than the individual?

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“Protecting” the children

How pictures of a family camping trip turned into a family's personal hell

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Sex and crimes

Another slippery slope and the people who get crushed

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How do you reclaim the word "rights?"

From one of my freedom lists

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A Pagan looks at the "War Against Christians"

Some people are deliberately confusing the issues to advance their beliefs

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Forbidden

The law and you

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Roots of government power

Which laws are necessary and which ones are wasteful? Here is what you can count on a libertarian to say.

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Liberty, the internet, and the free market

The last, best hope for freedom

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Law for the little guy

The real problem with "progressive" laws

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Should we waste money from your pocket or mine?

Waiting to be saved

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Why does your enlightenment demand that I sacrifice?

Make your choice

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Dreaming of liberty

The things that made me a libertarian

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Global Warming

Because of the G8 summit, here are a few of my thoughts on global warming

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Christian America Redux - The Ten Commandments Controversy

Was the United States really founded as a Christian nation?

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And justice for all?

What does the call for a "progressive judge" on the United States Supreme Court really mean?

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Faith and the public sphere

Does religion really define public morality? Should government control religion?

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Why every election needs a "None Of The Above"

It's the only way to get the politicos out of office

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Supermarket theory of government

Demand your right to choose nothing and have it count

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BMOC - A book review

Novel by libertarian blogger and fellow Arizonian Warren Meyer is not as good as I hoped, but still plenty of fun.

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Who decides?

Does the common good come at the expense of the individual?

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Why I MARGINALLY prefer conservatives over liberals

Given a choice, I'd rather not deal the fanatic versions of either. There really should be more libertarians in the world, but I can't force that choice on any one.

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Some things I have learned

"Lessons" I don't agree with from a progressive list

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Presumed guilty until proven innocent

Today accusations are more important than evidence

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The many headed hydra of the government

Despite the "push for impeachment," it is not one individual or party we should be worried about

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Faith worthy of freedom

The only worthy faiths and beliefs are those freely chosen

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Fresh meat or dry bone shards?

Does the secret Downing Street memo really tell us anything new?

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Public School Monopoly

Complaints show that public schools are insulated from the forces that would force improvement

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The devil is in the details

The delayed examination of why Real ID threatens freedom

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Freedom of speech

Some people want freedom without accepting responsibility

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Competition

Competition breeds progress and encourages honesty

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A Pagan looks at "Christian America" - Updated

Once again, news stories about meeting prayers and the Ten Commandments are making the rounds. Here's what a real Pagan thinks.

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Question Authority

Newsweek sort of admits that they ran a false story that resulted in riots and at least a dozen deaths

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True Believer Rant

My take on true believers of all stripes.

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Common sense global warming FAQ

My long delayed but necessary explanation. As always, a work in progress. Comments and criticisms are welcome.

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Does NeoWayland have any relationship to the word neoconservative?

Quick answer to an interesting question

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FAQ - KYFHO: Keep Your Freakin' Hands OFF!

Guess which word the popular version uses. It is not Freakin'

A work in progress. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Original Pagan•Vigil FAQ

Just the FAQs about my Vigil

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