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Strange Daze: Waiting for God. Doh!

When political correctness beats out common sense. From a letter to the editor in the San Francisco Chronicle 10/6/21:  

“ In Saskatchewan, Canada, a lake named Killsquaw Lake, which was the site of an infamous massacre of a group of Cree women, was renamed in 2018 as Kikiskitotawânawak Iskêwak. The new name means “we honor the women” in Cree. Wonderful. It’s not just impossible to pronounce; it’s impossible to spell AND requires accents. It’s bound to be an immediate hit with everybody in Saskatchewan.  Maine did it right: someone in that state decreed that each instance of ‘squaw’  in a place name would be changed to ‘ moose’. ”Killmoose Lake”. End of story.

No totalitarian regime would get off the ground if the evil were obvious from the start. –Hans Boersma
The Big Lie – How to Enslave the World

where the rules were made for the sake of people who did not pay the cost of them. Our daylight world was one of slogans in which no one believed, of vague prohibitions and joyless celebrations of our benign enslavement. It was a world without friendship, in which every gathering was an object of suspicion, and in which people spoke in whispers for fear that even the most innocent remark could accuse the speaker of a crime. –Roger Scruton, from his novel Notes from Underground (2014)

Aides Quickly Drag President Away As He Tries To Join In ‘F*** Joe Biden’ Chant

The Last Time Always Happens Now

Governor Newsom Unveils Plan To Get Millions Of Californians To Switch To Homeschooling  “And then it hit me: mandate healthcare people don’t want, especially black people, and then presto! They’ll just switch to homeschooling. It’s the perfect plan!”

Hard-Working Squirrel Fills Every Nook and Cranny of Man’s Pickup with Walnuts

European Energy Crisis – And is That Gas You Think You’re Burning?   Yes, Germany needs Nordstream 2. Hell Europe needs Nordstream 3 if these Davos ninnies are wrong about Climate Change, which they are. Germany is the country caught in the middle of this titanic battle for the future of the world and Davos is the group creating this false flag to force a shift in sentiment negatively towards Russia.

Would-Be Teachers Use Bluetooth-Connected Flip-Flops to Cheat on Exam

Nevada Lithium Mine, Key To “Green” Energy, Opposed By Greens |

We Need To Talk About The Insecurity Industry – by Edward Snowden –  “The first thing I do when I get a new phone is take it apart. I don’t do this to satisfy a tinkerer’s urge, or out of political principle, but simply because it is unsafe to operate. Fixing the hardware, which is to say surgically removing the two or three tiny microphones hidden inside, is only the first step of an arduous process, and yet even after days of these DIY security improvements, my smartphone will remain the most dangerous item I possess.

In Major Disaster For Humanity, Facebook Comes Back Online 

Why is so much of Science now fake and gay? There are many small reasons, but one big one. Our Expertocracy. Here is a small survey proving this.

The Last Word On Nothing | Where Have Figs Been All My Life?

The Secrets Behind Victoria’s Police State |  The SCN is governed by global NGOs, and aims to share policing tactics and intelligence, provide oversight, and essentially establish military-level equipped privatized police forces, all of which they don’t do, according to their myth-busting PDF. The lady doth protest too much.

Supply Chain Workers Warn of Worldwide ‘System Collapse’

We grow intellectual hospitality through deep, varied reading. We grow it when we’re eager and willing to engage with and learn from those who disagree with us. We grow it through building a moral imagination that’s attuned to the incalculable mystery and beauty inherent in the human experience.

How to Build a Low-tech Solar Panel

George Cove stands next to his third solar array. Source: Popular Electricity, April 1910

The 70-Year Evolution of the IKEA Living Room

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  • Gordon Scott October 7, 2021, 9:35 AM

    Well, that explains some of the hideous lighting shades they still have in the stores today.

    I like IKEA. Their stuff is practical and sturdy, as long as you don’t take it apart too many times. The stores are mazes, deliberately, to get you to walk the whole route, and add a few extras to your cart or bag. And the food they sell is good and reasonably priced.

    A couple of years ago they cut out half of the sugar in the fountain drinks. I noticed last month that one can purchase a can of Pepsi now. I guess selling bland drinks didn’t work so well. But the best bargain is one of the smorgasbord events. Pre-Covid they happened up to six times a year. The ticket price–about $12–gets you all the meatballs and crawfish and herring you can eat.

    In the Twin Cities store they have a Swedish folk band playing, which resolutely ignores requests for “Dancing Queen.” Minnesota has many ties to Sweden, and they do turn out for this in their Swedish sweaters. You never saw so many tiny Swedish noses, except in Sweden, I guess. It’s one of those moments when one is reminded that ethnic groups within races have distinctive features.

    • ghostsniper October 7, 2021, 12:01 PM

      I’ve never even seen one let alone went into one.
      I’m probably not missing anything. Or am I?
      Just guessing, but they are most likely in the big cities and I am sort of allergic to that stuff.
      If they had one way out here in a cornfield somewhere I might entertain the notion coz, I likes me sum swedish meatballs.

  • Mike Austin October 7, 2021, 1:43 PM

    Every Ikea “living room” was tacky, vulgar, and unlivable for a man. Look at the those chairs! Would you sit in one for longer than a photo shoot?

    They are fit for Swedes, most certainly. The Swedes have been on a long downhill slide since the end of the Viking Age (c. 900 AD). Not even their king Charles XII (r. 1697 – 1718) could reanimate their virility.

    The ruling calss of Sweden

  • Mike Austin October 7, 2021, 1:45 PM

    Every Ikea “living room” was tacky, vulgar, and unlivable for a man. Look at the those chairs! Would you sit in one for longer than a photo shoot?

    They are fit for Swedes, most certainly. The Swedes have been on a long downhill slide since the end of the Viking Age (c. 900 AD). Not even their king Charles XII (r. 1697 – 1718) could reanimate their virility.

    The ruling class of Sweden has admitted thousands of Muslims into the nation, and thus Sweden has become one of the rape capitals of the world. Ikea is well suited to such a people.

    • PA Cat October 7, 2021, 2:47 PM

      Well, the Swedes elected a Frenchman– Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, one of Napoleon’s marshals– to succeed the childless Charles XIII as Charles XIV John in 1818, and the current royal house is still called the House of Bernadotte. As king, Bernadotte kept Sweden out of European conflicts outside Scandinavia, and is considered the originator of Sweden’s policy of neutrality. So you can blame the French for Sweden’s attachment to white flags.

      • Bones October 8, 2021, 9:21 AM

        I see your Charles XIII and raise you one Gustavus Adolphus.


        • Mike Austin October 8, 2021, 11:17 AM

          Excellent point. I had thought about him, but considered Charles as better indicator of Swedish decline. It is hard for us to believe today as we look at the Swedes, but they once had one of the most influential empires in European History thanks to Adolphus. It was Charles who, in spite of his astounding victory over Peter the Great at Narva (1700), lost his empire after Peter came back and crushed the Swedes at Poltava (1709). It was downhill after that. Sweden never recovered.

  • Jewel October 7, 2021, 2:15 PM

    I grew up in Montana. My husband and I camped on the Blackfoot Indian reservation at a campground called Chewing Black Bones. They had the Indian name for it on the sign too. Saskatchewan is hard enough to pronounce without all that other nonsense.
    Homeschooling. Last year was awful. First we homeschooled, then the boy went back masked. They were going to mask them again. I’m homeschooling now and til he graduates.
    Every day his school teacher sends me infantile videos on coping with stress.
    Since we’ve been doing more difficult things, he wonders why he’s never learned these things before! Things like cursive, mental math, geography, literature, stuff like that. He’s also getting catechised in the Christian faith…without felt Jesus cutouts.
    The best part of the day is the catechism class. He gets to ask important stuff. I often get to answer, “I don’t know, but we live in a world filled with wonders and mysterious things. It’s okay not to know everything.”
    And finally, I got this message from Carl, who wants me to vote for Amy for school board, because masks keep us safe:
    “Hey Jewel, this is Carl, a volunteer with Amy Moreno for School Board. With COVID passing through our community, we need to elect leaders who will keep us safe and follow the advice of doctors – that includes wearing masks in our schools. Can Amy count on your vote to keep schools safe Nov. 2? Txt Remove2quit.”

    “No. Masks are evil. It is child abuse. Children should not need a medical exemption to breathe air. They made my grandson so sick I withdrew him from school and he is being homeschooled this year. Remove2quit”

    “I’m opting you out of texts immediately. Have a great day.”

    • Kevin in PA October 7, 2021, 5:17 PM

      Kudos to you, Jewell!
      More parents need to tell these over-schooled ignoramuses to shut up and get off the soap box. Medical decisions for each child are for parents to make. Not some dodo running for school board.

  • Mike Austin October 7, 2021, 2:23 PM

    You were very kind and understanding to Carl. I would have handled him differently, albeit without as much class and patience as you did.

    I was in the teaching racket for 27 years. My summation: Get your kids the Hell out of public schools. Now.

    The “profession”—what a misnomer! Any jackass can teach. And many jackasses do.—is riddled with Carls and Amys. Ah…the stories I could tell. But I won’t.

    • Kevin in PA October 7, 2021, 5:19 PM

      Jewell’s son will one day look back with gratitude for his mother’s foresight and sacrifice.

  • jwm October 7, 2021, 6:30 PM

    Thumbs up, Jewel.
    You da best!


  • Jewel October 7, 2021, 7:36 PM

    The boy was attending a school for kids (boys) who like to be angry and throw chairs. They were trying to get him to be less toxic, but it involves psychotropic medications, and schools filled with fifth grade kindergarten teachers. Since I’m teaching him at home, we’ve discovered that it doesn’t take seven hours to learn things. Just about four and a half. I occasionally get Mr. Rogers-type stuff to help with ….something or other. The other day, Miss Teacher sent the following link. With the statement: “Today we’re watching a series about being positive thinking!”
    Try not to barf.

    • Mike Austin October 7, 2021, 8:53 PM

      Jewel, now just what the Hell was that about? The sickness: It burns. The idiocy: It burns. The ignorance: It burns. The infantilism: It burns.

      Teaching for 27 years has told me that a kid need stay in class maybe—maybe—three hours a day. Enough time for Reading, Math, History and Science.

      Dominus meus et Deus meus, thank you for taking me out of that “profession”.

      • Jewel October 8, 2021, 4:26 AM

        Exactly, Mike! When I first started to homeschool, I stressed at trying to imitate the school’s schedule. After a miserable week, I threw it all aside and started over. We now start with the Baltimore Catechism. It is the only online course I use, but we have a lively talk about tough things in life. And because the boy is smart, he gets restless if he’s not challenged. So now, no tantrums, no meds, no psycho babblers discussing Anger Management.
        Just lots of math, science, English, and a really big poster of the Periodic Table hanging on my dining room wall.

        • Mike Austin October 8, 2021, 11:25 AM

          The Baltimore Catechism should have never been replaced. It is the finest exposition of Catholic Doctrine since “Summa Theologiae”.

          Public schools have declared war upon boys. Their natural aggressiveness has been smothered with drugs that are used to “treat” all sorts of all sorts of fake diseases—ADD, ADHD and so on. Psychobabble indeed.

    • Kat in Indiana October 10, 2021, 6:10 AM

      Didn’t make it past the 45 second mark. I could feel brain cells deteriorating as I watched it…

  • Anonymous October 8, 2021, 3:26 PM

    Fischer claims he filled 6 seven-gallon buckets with the squirrel’s stash,….
    and the picture shows 7 five gallon buckets

  • Dirk October 8, 2021, 5:58 PM

    Only people allowing themselves to be enslaved can be enslaved. You quit, they win, it’s that simple.