Inside a Tornado

I’ll bet the bravado inside that vehicle dropped faster than the air pressure.


Should You Give In To a Person With OCD?

This pilot study says you shouldn’t accommodate your partner’s OCD behaviour.  However, the sample size is 20 couples, the person with OCD were all women except 1.  If you had asked me before the study was done I would say it is better to not accommodate anyone’s eccentricities.  It just makes your life a living hell.  That means I would have had zero tolerance for hysterical paralysis if I had been born in Freud’s time.  It was fashionable then but has mostly fallen on hard times.

Will the Old Lefty Hag Clarify?

Hillary Clinton will announce that Hillary means love to both sexes according to this rumour. I’m quite skeptical but if true there are only two reasons to pursue this line, increased campaign money or increased votes.  For a ruthless politician like her there are no other reasons.  It would also explain why she was so tolerant of her husband’s infidelity.  So if she is married to a man and bi-sexual,  does that mean she has been unfaithful also?  Or was this something she experimented with in college and then no more?  Perhaps it will be like President Clinton’s, “I didn’t inhale”  in this case “I didn’t use my tongue.”  I only write that because in a 2007 interview with the Advocate she denied being a lesbian, which technically does not mean she is purely heterosexual either.


This article indicates that the vast majority of converts to Islam in the West are women.   Some people find it counter intuitive that a western woman raised under feminist sensibilities would convert to a religion that in the more traditional practices completely subjugates them.  This doesn’t surprise me in the least for two reasons.  One western men have been feminized through education, the law and state incentives.  Look how many men practically wet themselves discussing much less carrying and using firearms.  Look how many men willingly work in and tolerate the feminized workplace of multi-national corporations like useful idiots.

In defense of men the entire legal system and western culture appear arrayed against them.  Do want to save the life of your unborn child, too bad, it’s a women’s choice.  If she keeps the child you must pay.  Become a step-father and regardless for the reasons that your wife leaves you, you will pay child support.  Traditional masculinity is belittled, insulted and despised.  Television commercials in America overwhelmingly show the father as some incompetent fool who somehow is at least competent enough to pay for the family’s lifestyle.  So reason number one, women want a stallion not a kitty and men of Islam are closer to the ideal.

The second reason is rather straight forward too.  The West has lost faith in nearly everything.  Into this spiritual void comes Islam which offers a systematic way of living, and defined, traditional roles.  Women raised in the vacuum of western civilization are floating in a sea of choices and along comes an ostensibly stable platform in the image of a strong man and his religion.  The attraction is undeniable.  When Christianity becomes nothing but a remnant in the West, it will not be replaced by some sparkling, tolerant, secular Utopia.  It will be replaced by ruthless, cruel, barbarism.  The very practices it ended itself over centuries.

Almost There…

police state |pəˈlis ˈsteɪt|
a totalitarian state controlled by a political police force that secretly supervises the citizens’ activities.

Well, not so secret actually we still have some transparency.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, resolving years of internal debate, is on the verge of backing a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan for a sweeping overhaul of surveillance laws that would make it easier to wiretap people who communicate using the Internet rather than by traditional phone services, according to officials familiar with the deliberations.

Also this:

In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, former FBI counterterrorism agent Tim Clemente said that the FBI could listen to phone calls between Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his wife. “Welcome to America,” he said. “All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not.”

The next day, Clemente returned to CNN, saying that “there’s a way to look at digital communications in the past” and that “no digital communication is secure.” Clemente specified that this type of surveillance can’t be used in a criminal investigation but is used in “major terrorism investigations or counterintelligence investigations.”

At what point is it enough?  When?  Are we not sitting under a metaphorical Panopticon?