How Secure Is Our National Security?

Following is a comment I made that was prompted by a post related to tRumpsky’s selection of John Bolton as his new National Security Adviser.

I can’t help but wonder … are the “deplorables” so enthralled with their elected leader that they truly think he can do no wrong? Do they actually believe bringing on the war-monger Bolton is a “good thing”? And that we’ll just go in and “whup” No. Korea’s ass if Kimmy-baby tries to give us any more BS? And while we’re at it, we’ll just show Russia and Iran who’s boss as well?

If they truly support this perspective, have any of them considered that American just might not come out unscathed? Or are they so enthralled with the idea of MAGA that they’ve lost sight of everything else?

These are not rhetorical questions. I seriously question the mindset of those who are so enamored with the current POTUS (and Faux News) that they sincerely believe America is going to be the “winner” if we take a militaristic view towards other countries.

P.S. Even though tRumpsky leans towards a more pacifist view regarding Russia, Bolton has long been a Russia Hawk. It will be interesting (for lack of a better word) to see how things play out once the two of them sit down and discuss the situation face-to-face.

Reblog: Welcome to the USA

I just recently came across this blog through the WP Reader. I’ve enjoyed several of his posts as he’s quite a writer. I’m sharing this particular post because it so clearly points out the wiles and deception of the infamous NRA.

Richmond Road

I arrived on the western shores of California this morning for a very brief visit. Upon checking into the hotel I was handed the letter above, in a sealed, and personally addressed envelope. I was not travelling alone. But no one else was handed one. I am special.

And I am thrilled.

Not only am I being offered membership to this honourable sporting organisation (a five-year membership for only $100 – normally $140!!!!) but the opening line confirms that my citizenship (for which I had not yet got around to applying) has come through and I can now join FIVE MILLION NRA MEMBERS in the fight against ‘hundreds of gun-hating politicians, judges, radical billionaires and freedom-hating media elites. We have them outnumbered!

But wait …… there’s more! If I join today I get not only the gun bag (accessories, i.e. guns not included) but Your choice of an NRA magazine

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Double Speak

In a recent discussion on a Christian blog, the owner made the following statements in rebuttal to one of his visitors that disputed the basic premise of the post, which was that an individual cannot be an empiricist* and a materialist*.

Materialist explanation fail to explain consciousness for one.  [P]anpsychism*, for instance, is not based on empirical evidence, but on magical interpolation based on materialist thinking. 

And …

This is (a) fundamental problem with a materialist ontology.

Confused? You’re not alone. So I did a little research and came across this video. After watching it, I’m sure the referenced comments will all become as clear as, well, the rose-colored glasses that Christians wear.

(Please do not contact me for further interpretation! )

*Definitions:
Empirism: (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
Materialism: (philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality
Panpsychism: (philosophy) the view that consciousness, mind or soul (psyche) is a universal and primordial feature of all things. 

REBLOG: Timeline Of President’s Connections To Russia

Our totally innocent Leader …

Gronda Morin

Representative K. Michael Conaway of Texas/ Credit Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press

For those republican representatives in the US House Intelligence Committee who think there is no good reason for the FBI’s Special Counsel Robert Mueller to continue with its investigation into the Trump Russia probe, as they found no proof of the republican President Donald Trump possibly having acted to collude with Russia in its full throttle attack in 2016 on our US presidential elections infrastructure, the following is a timeline showing the president’s ample ties to Russia.

First, these republicans led by their chairman of the House Intel committee, Rep. Devin Nunes of California, made several serious attempts to disparage the FBI and thus its Trump-Russia inquiry, which all backfired. And so, they are now shutting down their sham of an investigation down which pertained to Russia’s interference in US elections processes with a report absolving the president of having…

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