The Bagwan speaks…
Raconteur Report: Something To Occupy Your Mind On A Lazy Saturday: This Is A Drill The pre-Revolutionary militia standard was ready to mount or march, 60 seconds, with musket, powder and shot, water, one day’s ration, bayonet, and hatchet. In 60 seconds, at your front door, or beside your saddle mount. It’s still a damned good standard.
Resurrecting the Spudnut, America’s Forgotten Halloween Treat – Mr. Spudnut, a bow-tied anthropomorphic doughnut, served as the mascot for the burgeoning chain, hawking doughnuts made with “a special blend of finest wheat flour, powdered whole eggs, specially prepared potatoes, milk solids and other vital ingredients, all mixed and blended perfectly to the secret Pelton formula.”
bookofjoe: In the shadow of Mt. Fuji The shadow in the photo above extends for 15 miles.
Is somebody at the door? I thought I heard the bell.
Are we in the grip of a mass psychosis? – The New NeoLeClerc on October 7, 2021 at 12:43 pm said: Yea – we are in the midst of a fever dream. A bat-bitten drooling fool, who hops about with his left foot ensconced between his dentures, spouts spittle-flecked fantasies of grandeur. His dear and glorious physician spouse prescribes pizza slices for troops who slumber on concrete floors. His noble son – our contemporary heir to Rembrandt – impregnates Arkansan exotic dancers, and smokes crack with Russian ladies of easy virtue.
Meet the BOSS, the Largest Structure in the Universe (So Far) Astronomers recently discovered a wall of galaxies 1 billion light years across, larger than anything else yet identified in the cosmos
How to Recover from Pandemic-Induced Mind Fog Being 21st-century consumers, we are at all times exposed to conditions that probably contribute to mind fog or other forms of malaise. We’re full-time subjects in many mad science experiments: industrialized food, noise pollution, overabundant passive entertainment, decreasing face-to-face interaction, increasing employer demands, blue-light-emitting screens, over-identification with news and world events, lack of physical activity, separation from nature, separation from community, and many more well-known and well-discussed pitfalls of modern life.
Is There Any “Science” Behind Covid Mask Mandates? — Manhattan Contrarian Of the three studies that provided statistically significant evidence in intention-to-treat analysis that was not contradicted within the same study, one found that the combination of surgical masks and hand hygiene was less effective than hand hygiene alone, one found that the combination of surgical masks and hand hygiene was less effective than nothing, and one found that cloth masks were less effective than surgical masks. In simple terms, it’s nothing, nothing and nothing. Not a single one of the 14 RCTs showed a statistically-significant benefit from mask wearing.
Never Yet Melted » Is It Any Wonder That Ordinary People Are Losing Confidence in the Expertise of the Credentialed Elites? ”Charles,” said Cordelia, ” modern Art is all bosh, isn’t it?” ” Great bosh.” — –Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited, 1945. Representatives of the international credentialed elite are in the natural order of things in charge of our cultural institutions. They are responsible for the custodianship and ongoing cultivation of the artistic heritage of our civilization.
SWEET METEOR OF DEATH MISSES EARTH. DAMN! The huge asteroid nobody saw coming – The vast majority of asteroids come in from the outer solar system, either the asteroid belt or the Ort Cloud. That allows us to detect them early if we’re being vigilant. This one came in close to the sun, blinding our telescopes and not giving us a hint of its arrival until it was basically upon us.
The Collapse of Biden’s World – The fate of large parts of the U.S. economy consequently depends not on regulatory actions in Washington but on bureaucratic decisions in China. The global world that Joe Biden had hoped to inherit is falling apart right under him, like a comedy car shedding its parts as it rattles down the road. As Niall Stanage of the Hill put it, “President Biden’s biggest vulnerability isn’t any single issue. It’s the risk that he could be seen as losing control of events.”
Apathy Becomes Us @ The Return Of Scipio “Apathy is the great enemy of self-rule. Indeed, it is absolutely antithetical to it. Apathy allows all sorts of grotesqueries to rise to power—which explains vermin like Barney Frank and Harry Reid. Only an apathetic people would allow such men to ride herd over them. It reveals a disinterest in public affairs that no Republic can survive.” 
FIRING doctors and nurses.
Just a few months ago, we were (rightly) calling them heroes.
This makes no sense. https://t.co/UAHOsLFkWR
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 9, 2021
Destruction Tests Are Destructive ==Liberty’s Torch Societies sometimes undergo destruction tests as well. The willingness of a normally tolerant people to tolerate deviance can only be gauged through a destruction test. Weimar Germany fell in part because its deviates and libertines didnât know where to stop. The normal German majority saw the Nazis as a path back to pre-World War I norms, although they got something quite different in the sequel. I’m beginning to think American society is undergoing a test of that sort.
DRIFTING ALONG WITH THE TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS… COVID-19’s latest odd side effect: ‘Restless anal syndrome’ As days passed, the patient observed that physical activity seemed to relieve his stressed anus, while lying low only increased his discomfort, which also spiked during the evening hours.
“Opulence – I has it.” – Hunter Biden