Interesting Bits

08/19/2014 6:28

A 21st Century Situation

Here's a Terrible Idea: Robot Cars With Adjustable Ethics Settings.

My robot AI cars and houses in "A Wine Red Silence" always had high ethics. Didn't think of adjustable ethics. Oh, well, live and learn. By the way, "A Wine Red Silence" is a very good novel.

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08/19/2014 3:13

DOJ Prosecutes NC Sherifff...

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08/19/2014 11:04

A Few Good Women (Along With A Few Good Men)

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08/19/2014 10:59

A Little Good Luck

As Iowahawk noted, if I'd known Obama's green energy policies would have resulted in a death ray, I would have backed it. (Been trying to get one of those for years.)

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08/19/2014 9:27

Another Sign of Tyranny

New York farm owners fined for denying same-sex marriage

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08/19/2014 7:59

The Always Wise Thomas Sowell

I don’t know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal-justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television — and even punishment is being meted out by CNN’s showing the home and address of the policeman accused in the Ferguson, Mo., shooting.

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08/19/2014 6:39

About That Religion of Peace Thing...

Pro-Palestininan protestors use violence and intimidation in targeting UK supermarkets. (No protests against the near genocide in Iraq.)

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08/18/2014 3:11

Our Wondrous Universe

Confirmed: Black Holes come in three sizes; small, medium and extra large.

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08/18/2014 9:46

Why is Evil Allowed to Roam the Earth

      There are a number of eternal questions of good and evil that have puzzled mankind, and the Body of Christ, for centuries.

       Why do bad things have to good people? Why is evil allowed to roam the Earth? And since 1945, the question that has haunted theologians is, “If there is a kind and loving God, why was there a Holocaust?” The Holocaust was the event that robbed hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people, of their faith and belief in God.

       The response by members in the Body of Christ to the Holocaust question has usually been “I don’t know.” That’s better than trying to answer it using human reasoning, or worse yet, religious tradition. If you try to answer profound spiritual questions with human reasoning, you can make the most idiotic, callous and ridiculous statements.

       However, in the end times, saying ‘I don’t know’ is not good enough. There is revelation being released in the church that will answer these tough questions.  (Please click on Read More )

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08/18/2014 6:55

Feminist: Reduce Male Population by 90 Percent

And she's perfectly serious. And no doubt will be taken seriously by academia

 

(Saw this in Instapundit. Thaks to Glenn Reynolds)

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08/18/2014 6:43

Er...Isn't There Something Missing Here..

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08/17/2014 2:04

Obama's Top Officials People...

...are very good drivers.

Obama's top-ranking adviser [in] Martha's Vineyard is a former Illinois political operative who drove him around the state during his Senate campaign a decade ago and then was his personal secretary outside the Oval Office. Now the president's deputy chief of staff, Anita Decker Breckenridge ... has known Obama since 2003, when the former aide to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed on to his U.S. Senate campaign to introduce the state senator from Chicago to downstate voters.

 

This should remind readers that the boyish and immature Tommy “Hey Dude, that was like two years ago” Vietor also went from driver/flunky to a top post at the National Security Council.

 

No military, geopolitical, diplomatic, intelligence experience required.

(What a bunch of morons.)


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08/16/2014 1:42

Memorial to a Forgotten Astronaut

   Let us never forget the courge and the foresight of these courageous men. They not only showed tremendous bravery, they believed in space flight in the face of nay-sayers.

(Thanks to Glenn Reynolds for first noting this.)

Adams was the first and only casualty in the X-15 program, which flew 199 total missions. Because he piloted the ship above 50 miles, Adams was also the first American to die during a spaceflight.

The U.S. Air Force posthumously awarded Adams Astronaut Wings for his final flight. In 1991, his name was added to the Astronaut Memorial at the John F. Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center in Florida.

- See more at: http://www.parabolicarc.com/2014/08/14/mojave-journal-memorial-forgotten-astronaut/#sthash.pdTiwA4j.8ouIASBh.dpuf
If there was a prize for the most isolated memorial to an America astronaut, the one for Maj. Michael J. Adams would win by a wide margin. - See more at: http://www.parabolicarc.com/2014/08/14/mojave-journal-memorial-forgotten-astronaut/#sthash.pdTiwA4j.8ouIASBh.dpuf

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08/16/2014 1:29

Golf and Fiction

Just purchased "In Pursuit of Platinum,"  a World War II thriller by fellow writer Vic Robbie. It looks excellent and has great reviews. Mr. Robbie is also an avid golfer and is editor/publisher of the PGA Official Handbook, so he must be a great guy. Will do a review as soon as I finish it. Alas, I am backed up so the review may not show up until mid-winter.

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08/16/2014 11:03

Typical Politically Correct Morons

The New Yorker's David Denby, in writing about John Le Carre novels, makes this statement,  "After reading le Carré, you may think that the struggle against Communism is still necessary, but only a fool would think of it as anything but sordid. For some of us, this bleak and witty thriller was an introduction to grownup reality."

This is not grownup reality. It is leftist infantile nonsense. Ask the great, moral leaders of our times, men such as Vaclav Havel or Lech Walesa, or Alekandr Solzhenitsyn - men who know more about international politics and about good and evil than le Carre or Denby ever will - ask them if the fight against communism was sordid. Then listen closely to their responses.

Denby sounds like the leftist John C. Wright analyses: "We are also willing and eager to be distracted by completely imaginary and fictional dangers in large things no one can possible influence one way or the other, like the weather, as this makes it easier to ignore, blithely, blindly, and with gooselike foolishness, real dangers from real threats our dogmas do not allow us to recognize, such as international terrorism, and, before that, international communism."

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