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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 lost neighborhood under New York's Central Park❞

“If you’ve been to New York, you’ve probably visited Central Park. But there’s a part of its story you won't see.

It’s a story that goes back to the 1820s, when that part of New York was largely open countryside. Soon it became home to about 1,600 people. Among them was a predominantly black community that bought up affordable plots to build homes, churches and a school. It became known as Seneca Village. And when Irish and German immigrants moved in, it became a rare example at the time of an integrated neighborhood.

Everything changed on July 21, 1853. New York took control of the land to create what would become the first major landscaped park in the US -- they called it “The Central Park.”

In the Vox series Missing Chapter, Vox Senior Producer Ranjani Chakraborty revisits underreported and often overlooked moments from the past to give context to the present. Join her as she covers the histories that are often left out of our textbooks. Our first season tackles stories of racial injustice, political conflicts, even the hidden history of US medical experimentation.”

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  • Since this whole mess started, there are three points that you have refused to acknowledge.

    First, COVID-19 is not the sole cause or even a major cause of death,

    Second, many deaths blamed on COVID-19 were never actually tested for the virus.

    Third, there is a vast difference between dying with COVID-19 and dying from COVID-19.

    Until and unless your copy-pasted charts acknowledge those facts, your argument is all bluster. So there is no reason for me to reply to you again on this topic on this thread.
    original thread

  • Rule of 3 № 15a - "I'm not responsible for things that happened before I was born. I'm not responsible for things that happened before I was legally of age. I'm not responsible if I didn't do it."
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  • I don't remember exactly. Probably some minor grammar or spelling correction. If I change or replace words that substantially alter the meaning, I make it a point to leave the original in a strikethrough tag. It also probably happened within the first hour or so that I posted before anyone else had answered. When I write in the early morning before my tea or hot chocolate, I often make errors. It's usually a combination of bad lighting, insomnia, and waking up.

    When I can, I prefer avoiding electronics before I greet the sunrise. But when I wake up at 1 or 2 AM, often that's the biggest stretch of unscheduled discretionary time.
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  • I'd argue that the "proper" role of government is not governing. But that is a topic for another time.

    In this specific case, despite all the allegations against the President, the opposing party has bent over backwards producing a nominee who certainly embodies all of those allegations. At least in spirit.

    Which brings us full circle to my original point. What do you do when the candidates are unacceptable? I'm not the only one faced with that choice. The opposing party keeps acting as if the allegations against the President are true and if no major candidate from the opposing party could possibly be guilty of those terrible things. More than anything else, it looks like projection.

    What's the benefit of voting for the opposing party? Especially when the Presidential nominee has spent 45+ years in D.C. without positive results except expanding government power and decreasing liberty?

    Why choose him over the President?
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  • Without giving in too much to the libertarian temptation, I'll just point out that as long as people believe there is a "free" government program, they won't look for alternatives.
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    blockquote>“What do you mean, why’s it got to be built? It’s a bypass. You’ve got to build bypasses.”

    "Why? Has anyone considered the alternatives?" — Episode One, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series
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  • American religious liberty.

    Frankly, we seem to be the only nation that gives a damn about it at all. Sometimes.
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