The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse was held this week, with his lawyers bringing evidence that the teenager was acting in self-defense when he killed two men and shot another. A key witness for the prosecution admitted, under oath, that he had pulled his gun first, before being shot in the arm by Rittenhouse. The witness, Gaige Grosskreutz,… Read More Trials and errors
There are many stories told about daylight saving and faded curtains, but the origin story is a strange one. An older report from the BBC that resurfaced last week says that before alarm clocks were common in Britain, workers would pay “knocker uppers” to wake them up each morning by tapping on their windows. It’s not clear whether… Read More Time is a false god
President Biden was pleased this week with the passing of his $1.2tr infrastructure bill. Though sundry Democrats had vowed to only approve both of the proposed spending bills as a package, several Republicans joined in voting for the BIF. Zerohedge summarized what’s in the bill, including some pretty crazy stuff. Wrangling over the “Build Back Better” bill is continuing, with Senator Manchin still… Read More I got bills
Many rich and powerful folks met in Glasgow last week, to discuss what was to be done about climate change and to pledge this and that. Despite the fact that clear-headed people keep showing how climate change will not destroy humanity, promises to move to Net Zero emissions were made by the attending national representatives. China and India were conspicuous… Read More When do they pass out the Kool-Aid?
“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” -Bonhoeffer The critical wickedness of all men is not a theory. It is a simple reality. It is history. You don’t need a plan. You need discipline. Prayer is better than wisdom. Sometimes, you have… Read More Religion is Adherence
“Read and reread some good author until the author becomes part of your flesh and blood. Scattered reading confuses more than it teaches. Many books, even good ones, have the this effect on the student. He becomes like the man who dwells everywhere and therefore dwells nowhere.” – Dr. Martin Luther (Table Talk, p. 179)… Read More Break the game
Twitter founder, Jack Dorsey has tweeted out a rosy prediction that “hyperinflation” is coming. ZeroHedge sounded a warning, reporting that the Reserve Bank of Australia shocked traders after refusing to buy a two-year bond. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen conceded that inflation will continue for a while, but should level out around the middle of next year. But maybe the chickens may… Read More In God we trust
Vaccine mandates are still creating havoc, but there have been more signs of non-compliance and people putting up a fight. The governors of Alaska and Florida have said they’ll happily recruit police officers who have been fired over mandates. Workers in New York City have staged protests. The NY Fire Department has shuttered 26 firehouses and sanitation services are unable to keep up… Read More Will not comply