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I had a blog, a big ole political blog with all sorts of entries and spanning two blogging platforms. It went through a catastrophic data scramble. Some content was lost. So here are the old directory links. As I find it useful, I'll probably end up rewriting it and putting in the new blog. But there are some mixups.
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NeoWayland is a pagan philosopher, libertarian & part-time trouble maker. Keeping vigil, he shares beacons of individual freedom & responsibility while watching for threats to LIBERTY. There's more to life than just black & white.

❝The EARN IT Act Is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing❞

“The Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020, also known as the EARN IT Act, is a dangerous bill introduced by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. If it becomes law, it will end private communication on the internet.

The EARN IT Act is part of a long history of using sex panics to expand state power. If we fall for it this time we may effectively end freedom of expression and open communication on the internet as we know it.

EARN IT threatens website providers’ and other intermediaries’ ability to provide end-to-end encrypted services. End-to-end encryption is critical to ensuring private communication and often personal safety.

Like so many of the save-the-children bills before it, EARN IT will not combat child sexual exploitation, but it will be the largest expansion of state surveillance powers in recent history, eliminating private communication on the internet."

Tip of the hat to The Honest Courtesan.

❝Voice of Freedom❞

“This song was played frequently on KVIL in Dallas back in 1980. Until today, I had feared that this song was lost. When i came across a recorded performance today I was elated! It is a wonderful song of patriotism that this country really needs! Please watch it and share it with your friends and help revive the song!”

❝Why I Love America❞

“Dennis Prager has traveled all over the world. But at the end of every trip, he returns home with a new appreciation for America. Why? Because no country is more open, more generous, and has done more for the cause of freedom than America has.”

First Amendment

“…the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Pinned to top until after the riots end.

❝Graduation 2020: The Covid Class❞

“The 2020 graduating class faces challenges unlike any class before it. Uncertainty looms at every turn: job prospects, social interactions, and many other aspects of “normal life” once taken for granted. So what lessons can be learned from this unparalleled situation? Dennis Prager offers three.”

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  • I said this my PITA thread a few dozen replies ago. That was when I wrote that your choices don’t control my actions. Just because you declare “we’re done” doesn’t obligate me to follow your orders.

    Of course I’m doing the “last post on this thread” thing. I’ve told you that several times.

    This is your cue to throw out another unsupported accusation against me.
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  • Well, there are readers here who do not like what I think or write. I'm not going to defend that here, mainly because I don't think it should be defended.

    I will say that I feel that if you feel you need to be protected from people saying or posting "hurtful" things, you're not going to fit into World, online or offline.

    Also, who decides what is "hurtful" and under what circumstances and with what people involved?

    But then, that is a self-admitted troublemaker writing.
    original thread

  • Along the way you’ve made untrue allegations and accusations. Do you think you would have accepted that if it had been done to you?
    original thread

  • That should apply to cops too.
    original thread

  • Forty-five and a half posts since I’ve discussed that argument on this thread. How is that defending anything?
    original thread

  • You’re making excuses. You’re still trapped in that dominance/submission thing and you can’t even admit it to yourself.
    original thread

  • And you still can’t do it. You flat out say you are going to walk away, still you post.
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