Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy and censorship. When any government or church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, “This you may not read, this you must not know,” the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man who has been hoodwinked in this fashion; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, whose mind is free. No, not the rack nor the atomic bomb, not anything. You can’t conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.
Robert A Heinlein

A Few Facts

1. There are strong indications that widespread coordinated voter fraud took place during the election, affecting the outcome in several states, to include GA, PA, MI, WI, NC, and VA. The level of fraud potentially affected the presidential race, as well as down ballot contests, including several Senate races.The indicators include everything from lost and found ballots, precincts with more
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They’ve Done it Before

President Obama enshrined into American policy the idea that the federal government had the authority to kill US citizens without trial and without due process by using a secret court, with no oversight and no transparency. If you think that the next democratic administration will not use that policy to “disappear those of us with inconvenient political opinions and a
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Ranking the Super-Hero Movies: Episode 4

A New Mope These ten movies start off with a sulking unkillable hero and ends with a sulking unkillable hero. I get it; I really do. From a narrative perspective, characters with great powers must face equally great challenges otherwise there’s no drama. The problem is that, while the comic books these characters sprang from answered the problem by imposing
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Ranking the Super-Hero Movies: Episode 3

Diamonds in the Rough The third stop on our trip through super-hero memory lane features mutants, vigilantes, the living and the dead…ish. Let’s get started! 70. X-Men: The Last Stand Angel was my favorite of the original X-Men, so you can guess how I feel about his portrayal here. It stinks. Sadly, it never gets any better, but that is
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Ranking the Super-Hero Movies, Bottom to Top: 80-71

Part 2 of our multi-day trip through the land of super-heroes, alter-egos, and sidekicks.

Ranking the Super-Hero Movies, Bottom to Top: 95-81

Take a trip with me through 95 of the best superhero movies ever made. Of course, since there’s 95 on the list, “best” is a relative term!

Endgame Spoilers

Okay, so I have a couple things I want to say about the movie, but I don’t wan to spoil it for anybody. This isn’t a full review or anything, just a couple of quick thoughts. And now a few more words to make sure nobody sees anything they don’t want to… . . Okay. A couple of thoughts. Coulsen
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My State of the Union Address

My version of the SOTU I’d give. Should be something in here to offend just about everybody.

In Search of Masculinity:Pt1

I’ve posted a couple of times on the Gillette ad and an answering ad from Egard watches. I’ve explained my objections to the Gillette ad and why I think the Egard ad is not only more effective as an advertisement, but as a call to action as well. And now, I want to dig a little bit deeper into this
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Making a Case. And a Sale.

Two different sales models. Gillette highlights the worst that men do, says it describes all of us, and hectors us to “do better”, ignoring the fact that most of us are already doing better than the examples laid out in the ad. It’s designed to make us feel that we lack something and must change our basic nature in order
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