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Co-founder of GraniteGrok, my concern is around Individual Liberty and Freedom (and how Government is taking that away from us). My fight, from a Conservative (with small "L" libertarian leanings) and evangelical Christian perspective, is with the Progressives that are forcing a collectivized and secular humanistic future upon us. As TEA Party activist, citizen journalist (and pundit!), my goal is to use the New Media to advance the radical notions of America's Founders back into our culture again.

West vs Muslims – another Men from Mars, Women from Venus situation?

Finally had some time to hit blogs that I normally don’t go to.  While this entry from Rants and Raves is a long one, it is a good read and well written in plain language (recommended reading!).  To summarize it here: Observations on Arabs [snip] Journalist Jill Carroll is back home now, and detailing her …

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Notable Quote – Sir Winston Churchill

  "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." – Winston Churchill   (H/T: John)

You may have your own reality, but not your own set of laws

From the Rocky Mountain News: Campers to protest Columbus Day parade AIM, others won’t seek permits to pitch tents near Capitol By Lou Kilzer, Rocky Mountain News  October 3, 2006 The American Indian Movement and other activist groups plan to camp at Denver’s Civic Center without permits this weekend to protest Saturday’s Columbus Day parade. …

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Guantanamo Bay

Patterrico has a multi-part series with an officer that was stationed Guantanamo.  I urge you to read it starting here. However, here is a snippet from the second one: I’ll end this part of the interview with a question I consider critical. Does the enemy think they are going to win this war? Stashiu gave …

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At the end of the driveway….

Update 2: Can I claim both right and wrong?  See the comment by one who knows better than I! ====================================== Update 1: Charlie has returned from deployment!  And he is Marine, not Army (sorry!  REALLY sorry!) -Skip  ======================================  As per normal, I was just surfing the ‘Net last night.  Can’t stand watching most TV shows, …

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Next! Jet Go-Kart

This has been around for a while, but since I just recently found it, I figured I’d add it to the growing collection of the other "jet" stuff (here) – the Jet Go-Kart. The article says that this was orginally used as a starter for the main jet when ground services were not available, so …

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Food as Disruptive Technology

Here is my column from the Gilford Steamer concerning the new food policies of the Gilford School District (a link to the Citizen  article, my column is here [the paper is free, online is paid], couldn’t find it on the Steamer and the Daily Sun is not online):   Analytically Speaking Disruptive Technology: A new …

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What is at stake?

This was sent along to me by a faithful reader (H/T: John) by retired Dr. Vernon Chong, retired USAF  Major General.  It concerns our current war (and those that have read my other posts believe that we are in a war unlike those in our recent past).  I will warn you – it is a …

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Friday Humor – Laugh, it’s Friday!!!

Just imagine some guy going 90 mph on the interstate highway, with theseballoons trailing a few yards behind him?Instructions for a fun time on the interstate…………………Step 1. Tie balloons to car.Step 2. Drive like a bat out of hell….Step 3. Watch people freak out !!!!   (H/T: Karen)