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« Reply #2250 on: September 29, 2019, 09:55:49 pm »
Thank you, I try :hat .

You bring up a good point. The label may make it difficult to address a topics solution in a serious manner. I believe that is what spawned the meme in the first place. When speaking with young people, I have noticed a feeling of hopelessness in them that permeates everything. They feel there is no solution or way to fight the current insanity, the mindset of "after all, I'm just one person". I see similarities between it and foxhole humour. "Well, this situation is awful, if nothing else we can mock the tragedy."

I often times wonder if there is a solution, or if the America we know (the closest experiment towards human freedom we've ever known) is a sinking ship with no saving. Where I may still be debating this, others seem sure that it's over. The book "enjoy the decline" by Aaron Clarey is one of the better examples of this opinion that comes to my mind at this moment.
The feeling of despair and hopelessness is cultivated.  That seed was planted a long time ago and it has been cared for and nurtured for many years.  Hopelessness and despair and fear are the tools of totalitarians.  Always have been.  Always will be.  The fear part of the equation is hard to cultivate in Americans.  We are not a people who have learned to fear.  Yet.  Therefore it is necessary for those who wish to profit by our demise to teach it to us.  But that is a subject that could fill an encyclopedia so I will leave it for now.

As a country we have survived much worse than we are currently faced with.  That is no longer taught in schools so its no surprise that our children and young adults see no reason to hope and feel like the situation is beyond their ability to control.  History is important.  Particularly our history.  Taught from a book not written or recommended by Howard Zinn.   :scrutiny   We teach everything but what is useful and necessary in the majority of our schools and that is why young people can't reason their way out of a paper sack.  We teach them what to think when we ought to be teaching them how to think.  If you wish to see how far we have deteriorated in that regard sit down and take an eighth grade final exam from the period just before WWII.  Pick up one of the books from the era of the great depression that were written so reasonably intelligent people could teach themselves high school level courses.  That is some sobering stuff.

I would agree with you that the ship of state is taking on water, listing to port, not responding to the helm and drifting, dead in the water.  Part of the crew has mutinied and we are not back in control of her yet.  Our choices are to regain control, repair the damage, pump out the water and get her under way again or abandon ship.  I will not abandon this ship until they throw my old dead azz over the side to the fishes. 

Its a big problem we face but you have to approach it the same way you do any other seemingly insurmountable task.  The old cliche is still apt in that you can eat a whole elephant but you have to do it one bite at a time.  Once you are determined to make a difference you work toward the goal every day.  Some days are better than others but there are no days when you don't make a difference even if its only a small one.

Mr. Clarey seems perfectly happy to profit from the decline and perhaps even contribute to it but I won't be taking time to read his book.  I have work to do.   :coffee

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    « Reply #2251 on: September 29, 2019, 10:45:08 pm »
    That latest video was a good one.  Lots of reference material there.  Seems to me the progression goes academia, administrative state, legal system, popular culture.    Once the foothold in academia was established incremental progress into the other areas was all but guaranteed and two or three generations later here we are.   :facepalm   I wish I could say things are getting better but I believe they will get worse before they do.  Don't ask me what "worse" will look like.  Hell, I never imagined I'd see what I'm already seeing so tomorrow promises to be some scary stuff. :shocked
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    « Reply #2252 on: October 06, 2019, 03:23:14 pm »
    https://www.mindingthecampus.org/2019/04/29/the-war-against-white-people/

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    « Reply #2253 on: October 06, 2019, 09:33:25 pm »
    Interesting article.  I think there is considerable truth in it as well as a bit of academic naivete.  Pertinent questions are raised but ending the article with the question(s), as posed, seems to ignore some of the inescapable conclusions the rest of the article points the reader to.  Still, its good to read such things and encouraging to see an academic decrying the anti-intellectual basis for most of the "social justice" crowd's activity.   :coffee
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    « Reply #2254 on: October 06, 2019, 10:26:33 pm »
    Interesting article.  I think there is considerable truth in it as well as a bit of academic naivete.  Pertinent questions are raised but ending the article with the question(s), as posed, seems to ignore some of the inescapable conclusions the rest of the article points the reader to.  Still, its good to read such things and encouraging to see an academic decrying the anti-intellectual basis for most of the "social justice" crowd's activity.   :coffee

    What naivete did you feel it held? Initially, I read the closing questions as making his final point.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #2255 on: October 06, 2019, 11:08:26 pm »
    I think the tone of the article - and the questions at the end of it - left me with the impression that Professor Salzman was, in effect, throwing his hands up in frustration at the inability of a reasoned approach to make an appreciable difference.   That, to me, smacks a bit of the naivete common among academics when trying to grapple with actual real world problems and solutions.  The condition is not terminal - most eventually get over it as Jordan Peterson, and others have.  Perhaps I have misjudged him based upon only this article and if so, he has my apology.

    He points out the Marxist root of much of this phenomenon but then, seemingly, limits his historical precedents and examples to the latter half of the twentieth century.  An odd tactic to explain a movement well over a century in the making.  Perhaps he chose to do so in hope of limiting the scope of the article to more current news and events but it seems to me that a better tactic might be to examine the subject as a corollary to the larger study of human conflict.

    Admittedly, such an article could run to two or more sections and he may have been constrained by the format.   :hmm    At any rate, I'm glad you found this and shared it with us.    :thumbup1
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    « Reply #2256 on: October 07, 2019, 01:04:02 am »
     :thumbup1
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #2257 on: October 07, 2019, 11:45:11 pm »
    And then there's this .  .  . 

    https://aibrt.org/index.php/internet-studies 

    which leads to this .  .  .     

    https://www.judiciary.senate.org/imo/media/doc/Epstein%20Testimony.pdf

     :scrutiny
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    « Reply #2258 on: October 08, 2019, 12:05:27 am »
    And then there's this .  .  . 

    https://aibrt.org/index.php/internet-studies 

    which leads to this .  .  .     

    https://www.judiciary.senate.org/imo/media/doc/Epstein%20Testimony.pdf

     :scrutiny

    I could read the 1st one, but the second got shot down by my phone  :shrug .
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #2259 on: October 08, 2019, 12:26:15 am »
    Hmmm .  .  .   :hmm    Just tried it and got a warning but you can still link it from here without any problems: 

    https://www.theblaze.com/glenn-radio/robert-epstein-election-

    The embedded link in the text: AIBRT's plan will take you to it or you can watch the video interview.
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    « Reply #2260 on: October 08, 2019, 04:01:26 pm »


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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #2261 on: October 20, 2019, 03:09:22 pm »
    Trump being sneaky and draining the swamp of unwarranted funding.

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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #2262 on: October 20, 2019, 08:02:35 pm »
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #2263 on: October 20, 2019, 10:00:03 pm »


    A review of history.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #2264 on: October 22, 2019, 12:31:40 am »
    Interesting discussion(s).  The one with the women calling 911 .  .   .    :rotfl
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    « Reply #2265 on: October 23, 2019, 05:45:35 pm »
    I hate this stuff, but veiled evil must be brought to light so that it can be fought.



    They are trying to infiltrate the LGBTQ+ community and normalise this illness and attempt to obfuscate the pain of the victims. In my opinion, June is being too nice and too forgiving on the issue.

    Sorry that this one isn't very funny, guys :hide .
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #2266 on: October 23, 2019, 06:24:32 pm »


    Terfs and their antics.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #2267 on: October 23, 2019, 06:28:14 pm »
    RE: the pedophile video?  Well, I can't say I wasn't warned.   :facepalm   Sweet suffering Jesus, what have we done?    :vomit    Haven't watched the other one yet.  I need a little time. 
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    « Reply #2268 on: October 23, 2019, 10:05:41 pm »
    RE: the pedophile video?  Well, I can't say I wasn't warned.   :facepalm   Sweet suffering Jesus, what have we done?    :vomit    Haven't watched the other one yet.  I need a little time.

    I understand. After watching it, I took a moment to contemplate how our priorities have gotten so skewed. When we are discussing the tender sensibilities of a predator vs the wounds inflicted to children via abuse, it isn't even a question to me of who's needs come first.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #2269 on: October 24, 2019, 11:42:02 am »


    A refreshing video from Janice. I figured she would eventually make a video about that article. She seemed pretty pissed off about it on her twitter feed.

    It's fun to watch her bring some sanity back to the conversation.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #2270 on: October 24, 2019, 06:39:24 pm »
    Good one.   :thumbup1    She's quite the counter-puncher in an intellectual discussion.  Call me old fashioned but I am astounded that there is someone who refers to themselves as a "dating coach".    :shocked .  .  .   :rotfl    Still, we're talking about New York city here so anything goes - regardless how looney.
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    « Reply #2271 on: October 24, 2019, 07:20:18 pm »
    Good one.   :thumbup1    She's quite the counter-puncher in an intellectual discussion.  Call me old fashioned but I am astounded that there is someone who refers to themselves as a "dating coach".    :shocked .  .  .   :rotfl    Still, we're talking about New York city here so anything goes - regardless how looney.

    When we have feminists decrying student debt as being a sexist institution, paedophiles demanding respect, and it being debated if there are actually 100 genders, I believe someone employed for romantic assistance doesn't sound so far fetched  :cool .
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #2272 on: October 24, 2019, 07:29:57 pm »
    In all my years I've yet to find anyone I consider knowledgeable enough about the subject of "dating" to render a relevant comment - much less qualify as a "coach".   :scrutiny
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    « Reply #2273 on: October 24, 2019, 07:33:04 pm »
    In all my years I've yet to find anyone I consider knowledgeable enough about the subject of "dating" to render a relevant comment - much less qualify as a "coach".   :scrutiny

    Agreed. Besides, this generation has done away with all the formality of dating  :neener .
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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    « Reply #2274 on: October 26, 2019, 10:11:21 pm »


    FYI. Part of why we haven't been seeing Dr. Peterson lately.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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