MSM Smell Test

Some “facts” don’t pass the smell test. Meaning, if it smells like manure, then it probably is manure.

Many sources are claiming that Trump, … a man I’ve never liked, … hates immigrants. After all, Democrats love everyone, and Republicans hate everyone. That makes it easy to decide he hates immigrants.

But then there is that pesky smell test.

Trump’s immediate family is full of people born outside the USA. Trump married two immigrants, and his mother was an immigrant. That would make him AND his children first generation Americans. According to the news and the ill-informed, Trump must hate his wife, children and his mother. Oh, … and himself. I don’t think anyone could believe Trump hates himself.

The Trump-hates-immigrants line doesn’t pass the smell test. Some people, commenters, and news organizations seem to have been wading waste-deep in manure to produce that line.

I–like many people–surround myself with friends I agree with. That gives us more to talk about. And, it prevents arguments. However, when I know they are spouting “facts” that don’t pass the smell test, then I don’t use them as a source of information that I make my decisions based off of.

Disband ICE?

Many liberal and not-so-liberal friends and family would love to see ICE disbanded. I have to admit, the country didn’t collapse during it’s first 200 years without ICE existing.

However, I want something in return. Give me a disbanded Department of Education. The country did fairly well by international standards educating its citizens without a Federal Department of Education interfering with states taking care of their own education needs.

I’m willing to give up ICE if the DOE also goes. Then we all win with a smaller Federal government.

Gun Violence Avoidance

I ran into this article about preventing yourself from becoming a victim of gun violence. It definitely isn’t PC, but it is statistically accurate.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-07/how-reduce-your-risk-death-gun-violence

So here are the tips without the commentary. By my estimate, you can reduce your chances of being killed by a gun by 400% by just implementing two of these tips. Pretty scary.

  1. Don’t commit suicide
  2. Deescalate road rage incidents
  3. Don’t join a gang
  4. Don’t buy or sell drugs
  5. Avoid abusive people
  6. Live by a curfew
  7. Avoid gun-free zones
  8. Avoid convicted violent criminals
  9. Practice situational awareness
  10. Avoid people who don’t practice gun safety
  11. Don’t attack or rob people

End of the Main Stream Media

Now that the Main Stream Media (MSM) news outlets are dying, we’re seeing the social media outlets step up to the news filtering plate. I’d recommend staying away from Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and the other popular censorship outlets. I’m not saying ban them entirely from your life, but limit them to necessary usage and use less popular alternatives that don’t censor what you read and view.

I’ve had enough close contact with national stories to know the MSM doesn’t even try to get the stories they chose to report on correct, and then there are the stories they outright hush up.

So, have some fun and start looking up the history of Terry Yeakey, if you want a great example of the MSM covering up the truth. For extra credit, look up who was president at the time of the execution of this hero cop.

End of the Main Stream Media

Now that the Main Stream Media (MSM) news outlets are dying, we’re seeing the social media outlets step up to the news filtering plate. I’d recommend staying away from Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and the other popular censorship outlets. I’m not saying ban them entirely from your life, but limit them to necessary usage and use less popular alternatives that don’t censor what you read and view.

I’ve had enough close contact with national stories to know the MSM doesn’t even try to get the stories they chose to report on correct, and then there are the stories they outright hush up.

So, have some fun and start looking up the history of Terry Yeakey, if you want a great example of the MSM covering up the truth. For extra credit, look up who was president at the time of the execution of this hero cop.

New Christmas

We lost Christmas.

“Holidays” have replaced Christ. Excitement at the birth of one who will save us all from death has faded. The stories of exultant angels singing to an audience of shocked lowly shepherds, are largely forgotten. Gift baring magi and tales of Bishop Nicholas of Myra’s generosity have mutated into self-serving shopping frenzies dominated by a fat creature of the north, and his masses of supernatural elves and reindeer.

We can make the best of this situation.

No longer do we have societal pressure on how we celebrate Christmas. Our society celebrates “Holidays”, so feel free to celebrate “Christmas” in a more fitting way. Celebrate a new Christmas, and leave behind the one of the last 100 years.

First, Christ’s birth should be celebrated through song. We know the angels of heaven celebrated the first one that way. As God said, “For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me.” Celebrate Christmas through song.

Be selective about your choice of songs for our new Christmas. True Christmas carols center around Christ, his teachings, his life, and his victories over death and hell. Surely this is what those angels sang about in the presence of the shepherds.

Second, give as Christ gave. Christ spent all his recorded life giving gifts that could never be reciprocated. He taught people that could never teach him. He removed leprosy from the maimed. He gave sight to those blind from birth. He gave love to those who only knew hate and loathing. He gave without getting.

So give for new Christmas. Focus on giving to those who can never return the gifts. Give to friends. Comfort strangers. Love those who hate.

Third, let the world know the stories of Christ’s birth. They are filled with fulfillment of ancient prophesies and promises. Miraculous events surrounded the birth. Also, share the glorious stories of 2000 years of Christmas. Tell of enemy soldiers sharing a night of love and peace in World War I. Tell of random acts of kindness. And, tell of Christ who championed this behavior.

Let our society celebrate the “Holidays” and enjoy our new Christmas. Christmas is what we make of it.

We lost Christmas. Long live new Christmas!

Illegal to Grow Crops in Utah with Rainwater

I recently attended a two-day Utah Division of Water Rights certification class. I was distressed to discover the antiquated state of Utah’s water rights regulations. Just to give an example, …

According to the Utah Division of Water Rights, it is illegal in the state of Utah to grow crops with water that falls as rain on your land. Yes, I did ask for clarification on this regulation, and it is the last question on the recorded two day session if you want to go verify that the answer from the Assistant State Engineer was indeed that using rain that fell on your land and soaked in to grow crops is illegal according to the Utah Division of Water Rights. (I also learned that nearly any water-usage can be made legal if you have enough money, by the way.)

This sounds like a regulation/law you’d find in a Jonathan Swift novel or the writings of Voltaire, not the modern laws of Utah. It amazes me that people that would have no problem explaining the “Velocity of Money” have no idea that the same applies to water, and have made rules that prohibit regenerative technologies like Permaculture, Gray Water usage, and Sustainable Agriculture from being applied in Utah.

Not only do most Utahns not know of these rules, I’m sure they would be shocked to learn of them.

Making Sense of Liberals

Liberal values are the PC culture. Universal Tolerance. Free Love. Equal Rights. Big Caring Governments. All-Knowing and Highly Paid Educators.

We are surrounded by Liberal values. The government embraces them. Main stream media evangelizes them. We all know them, because we grew up seeing Liberal values progressively permeate society.

Conservatives are worried by Liberals, though. Conservatives keep saying Liberals’ decisions on what they love and hate make no sense given their stated value system. Once the Three Laws of Liberalism are understood, the seeming contradictions fade away.

Think about the following seeming contradictions.

  • Why would Liberals that claim to value women’s rights embrace  Muslim groups and countries that demand women be treated as second-class-citizens and not as equals to men?
  • Why would Liberal organizations that demand tolerance, support riots and pay for violence over Conservative laws and Conservative officials being elected?
  • Why would Liberal groups that scream about Bush’s waterboarding, stand up for Castro and Saddam Hussein who ripped people’s bodies to pieces, torturing them them to death?
  • Why would Liberal organizations that spend millions (maybe billions) of dollars protecting lives of a handful of convicted mass murders … because all life is sacred, … praise the snuffing out of hundreds of millions of innocent unborn children’s lives?

The list of seeming contradictions in Liberal mentality seem to go on and on. Any Conservative can add other contradictions to the above list.

Continue reading “Making Sense of Liberals”

Google to Determine Truth

Google has announced it will start punishing “Fake News” sites by refusing to display ads on their articles. Google made this announcement after the 2016 USA election did not go the way all the Main Stream Media announced it would. Google and other liberal companies publicly blame the major news networks’ failure to get their candidate elected on third-party news sites. They are certain they can have their political way, if they can only shutdown any non-approved news outlets.

So the question is, Will Google punish NBC, CNN, and other sites for presenting skewed/fake polling data? You know, multi-million-dollar fake news sites that function as propaganda outlets for certain political parties? The “real” news sites that present skewed polls intentionally to get voters to vote the way everyone else supposedly is voting?

Not likely.

So, if Google’s employees don’t like your news, or find it inconvenient, you can expect to be labeled “fake” and have your advertising revenue cut. Google should be warned that MicroSoft played games like this ten years ago, and now they lost their main OS monopoly to an upstart OS called Android. Google may find itself marginalized (along with their OS and search engine) if it steps on enough consumer toes.

Many disgruntled Internet users are suggesting the use of duckduckgo.com instead of Google as a boycott of Google’s censorship efforts. I’ve found myself using duckduckgo more often these days, too.