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Scouts

I was a part of a scout troop as a young fellow. The Boy Scouts of America program is designed to teach young minds and train them to be good citizens, work hard, set and achieve goals, and in outdoor skills. Outdoor skills include things like "no trace c…
I was a part of a scout troop as a young fellow. The Boy Scouts of America program is designed to teach young minds and train them to be good citizens, work hard, set and achieve … http://hstuff.net/blog/scouts1/

Respect

I have a lot of respect for our law enforcement officers. They deal with people day in and out. This is hard enough even when dealing with good, law-abiding people. Instead, officers deal, in large, with the dregs of society, those who choose to flout the…
I have a lot of respect for our law enforcement officers. They deal with people day in and out. This is hard enough even when dealing with good, law-abiding people. Instead, offic… http://hstuff.net/blog/respect1/

Red-Light-Cameras

Red light cameras have been deemed illegal but they still may be useful to law-enforcement.
There has been a lot of law suits and debate about the legality of red-light cameras. I am referring to cameras that are positioned to automatically capture an image of a car, its… http://hstuff.net/blog/red-light-cameras/

Ah, sugar, sugar, sugar

Sugar is a controlled substance
I have read several articles and heard much discussion the last few days about sugar. It appears that some people want to control sugar as a "substance" similar to alcohol, tobacc… http://hstuff.net/blog/ahsugar/

Another New Tax

New tax on rubber and tires. Yet another new tax
I had a flat tire yesterday. Normally flat tires are not good but this was good on several accounts. 1. I needed 2 new tires anyway and it was one of those that was flat. 2. A ne… http://hstuff.net/blog/another-new-tax/

Democracy vs Republic

What is a democracy? What is a republic? What is the difference? Why did the founding fathers set up one versus the other?
What is a democracy? What is a republic? What is the difference? Why did the founding fathers set up one versus the other? We can take a lesson from history and also from contempo… http://hstuff.net/blog/democracy-vs-republic/

In a hurry

This morning I went to work a little earlier than normal. On my way, I travel a two lane highway with a speed limit of 55 MPH. I am normally not in a hurry and don't mind being behind someone going a littel slow. This morning, I was behind a fellow in a P…
This morning I went to work a little earlier than normal. On my way, I travel a two lane highway with a speed limit of 55 MPH. I am normally not in a hurry and don't mind being be… http://hstuff.net/blog/in-a-hurry/

Today's geocentric theory heretics

I read an article in a scholarly newspaper today and I am rather disgusted with the author. In attempting to explain "global warming denyers", he has attempted to portray those who question science as heretics ready to be burned at the stake, or at least…
I read an article in a scholarly newspaper today and I am rather disgusted with the author. In attempting to explain "global warming denyers", he has attempted to portray those who… http://hstuff.net/blog/todays-geocentric-theory-heretics/

Ruling Class

I have thought for a long time that this country is divided into three parts, those that rule and want to have power, those who want self governance and those who are apathetic.  This article, passed to me by a good friend, really does justice to my thou…
I have thought for a long time that this country is divided into three parts, those that rule and want to have power, those who want self governance and those who are apathetic.&n… http://hstuff.net/blog/ruling-class/

Country mouse vs city mouse

I have been working in a small town for the last couple days. I work with a fellow, who shall remain unnamed, who has been unhappy with the people in the town. I inquired as to the issues. He in formed me that he felt alienated and not accepted by the peo…
I have been working in a small town for the last couple days. I work with a fellow, who shall remain unnamed, who has been unhappy with the people in the town. I inquired as to th… http://hstuff.net/blog/country-mouse-vs-city-mouse/

Justice Scalia

I just tried to attend a public discourse by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. I arrived 45 minutes early and was turned away saying that there was limited seating and they were all full. I am wondering if all the seats we not reserved before even bei…
I just tried to attend a public discourse by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. I arrived 45 minutes early and was turned away saying that there was limited seating and they we… http://hstuff.net/blog/justice-scalia/

Atlas Shrugged finished

I finished Atlas Shrugged today. I am listening to it as an audio book and it was over 52 hours long. I think it was worth the time. The story of Dagny Taggart is compelling. Years ago I read Fountain Head, also by Ayn Rand, which at the time I thought wa…
I finished Atlas Shrugged today. I am listening to it as an audio book and it was over 52 hours long. I think it was worth the time. The story of Dagny Taggart is compelling. Year… http://hstuff.net/blog/atlas-shrugged-finished/

Power of words

Some words are powerful and some are emtpy. In some great moments written and spoken words like "When in the course of human events...", "I have a dream...", "...the last full measure..." or "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." have great power to sti…
Some words are powerful and some are emtpy. In some great moments written and spoken words like "When in the course of human events...", "I have a dream...", "...the last full m… http://hstuff.net/blog/power-of-words/

Time for a Stand

How apropo this speech from October 27, 1964 is for today: I am going to talk of controversial things. I make no apology for this.It's time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers. James Madison said, …
How apropo this speech from October 27, 1964 is for today: I am going to talk of controversial things. I make no apology for this. It's time we asked ourselves if we still … http://hstuff.net/blog/time-for-a-stand/

Keep the West out

The way news and information get presented to us is interesting. No matter who presents the news, they have a point of view they are trying to push or perhaps even an agenda. I like to ponder a bit over what is being sold and how. The former Soviet Un…
The way news and information get presented to us is interesting. No matter who presents the news, they have a point of view they are trying to push or perhaps even an agenda. I … http://hstuff.net/blog/keep-the-west-out/

Skepticism

Don't believe what you see, heard or read. Ask questions. For example, if you hear that 4 out of 5 dentist's approve of some toothbrush there are some questions to ask. What was the actual number of dentists surveyed (if it is a low number, it can not …
Don't believe what you see, heard or read. Ask questions. For example, if you hear that 4 out of 5 dentist's approve of some toothbrush there are some questions to ask. What was… http://hstuff.net/blog/skepticism/

Freedom

I like the idea of Linux, Open Source everything and the GNU license. I guess that is because, at least in part, it is free. It is not free as in a free gift but rather free as in freedom. In other words, it is something we all need to work on. In orde…
I like the idea of Linux, Open Source everything and the GNU license. I guess that is because, at least in part, it is free. It is not free as in a free gift but rather free as … http://hstuff.net/blog/freedom/

Cargo Cult Science

As I sat in a conference session today there were two talks (back to back) in which there was some repudiations. The first speaker blasted the second speakers methods and results. The second speaker then repudiated the first speaker. There must be some…
As I sat in a conference session today there were two talks (back to back) in which there was some repudiations. The first speaker blasted the second speakers methods and result… http://hstuff.net/blog/cargo-cult-science/

Gas Prices

I stopped tonight to fill my gas tank. I had not filled up for three weeks and failed to notice the up tick in gas prices over that time.As the gas flowed into my tank, I made mention of the change in price to the gentleman across from me. He looked at…
I stopped tonight to fill my gas tank. I had not filled up for three weeks and failed to notice the up tick in gas prices over that time. As the gas flowed into my tank, I made… http://hstuff.net/blog/gas-prices/

Voting

Who gets to cast a ballot? How do we determine if it is legit?Polling stations and ballot laws were designed to be in local communities where people knew each other. there was no need for showing IDs. They knew what you did and who you were. Now, if yo…
Who gets to cast a ballot? How do we determine if it is legit? Polling stations and ballot laws were designed to be in local communities where people knew each other. there was… http://hstuff.net/blog/voting/

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