Archive for April 2021

Preference Cascade and the Wearing of Masks

Featured image is of the Flying Scotsman, 1862-1924, service from Edinburgh to London. They don’t make trains this gorgeous anymore. False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science for they often endure long; but false hypotheses [theories] do little harm, as everyone takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness; and when this…

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On the Daunte Wright Matter

Daunte Wright was stopped by police, but it was not a traffic stop (at least not just a traffic stop), it was a felony stop. Daunte Wright had an outstanding warrant on gun charges. This is the sort of stop in which cops must take every precaution to protect themselves. They are stopping someone who…

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We Do Not Control Climate — Climate Controls Us

There was time on this earth when the title for this post would have been considered trivial pettifoggery. Now, in some circles, it will be considered “disinformation.” Several people, some of them scientists, now claim “climate change” should be changed, to “climate emergency.” This is even more nonsensical than the old title. “Climate change” was…

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Wyoming Range War — 1892

Wyoming Range War – 1892. The infamous invasion of Johnson County. At 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 5, 1892, fifty-two men, together with their horses and rifles loaded onto a train in Cheyenne, Wyoming bound for Casper. From there they planned to ride to the town of Buffalo, Wyoming, where they would first murder Red…

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Is there an afterlife? (an updated version)

No says Steven Pinker, a Harvard psychologist: “Belief in an afterlife is a malignant delusion, since it devalues actual lives and discourages action that would make them live longer, safer, and happier.” I would like to know how he knows so much. Human beings are sentient meaning we feel and perceive things we cannot prove.…

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The Two Fundamental Pillars of Socialism

The two fundamental pillars of socialism are elimination of private property and equalization of wealth. Democrats are having a love affair with the prospect of socialism in the United States. I don’t believe they’ve thought seriously about the consequences of the two fundamental pillars of socialism. Freedom is not at all consistent with the elimination…

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Biden Loses The Washington Post on His Infrastructure Bill

When you lose the Washington Post and you’re a liberal politician you’ve really screwed up. That’s just what Joe Biden has done with his monstrous and highly misleading multi-trillion dollars “infrastructure” bill.  The scare quotes are legit because only 5% of the bloat goes to roads and bridges. Where does all the rest of those…

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