OHM Politics

Trial Balloon for a Coup? Probably Not.

This article has appeared several times in my timeline recently, Combining all of these facts, we have a fairly clear picture in play. Trump was, indeed, perfectly honest during the campaign; he intends to do everything he said, and more. This should not be reassuring to you. The regime‚Äôs main organizational goal right now is …

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OHM Podcast Politics

Caveat Emptor

the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made. Google search result A few days ago it was announced that Hillary Clinton will attend the inauguration of Donald J. Trump to the presidency of the United States. Of the groups I belong to …

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The Fourth Estate

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, 40 percent of Trump voters got their news about the election from Fox News (in distant second place was CNN at 8 percent, and the rest mainly from social media).Clinton voters got 18 percent of their political news from CNN, 9 percent from MSNBC, 5 …

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Humor Podcast Skepticism

Triskaidekaphilia not Triskaidekaphobia

Written reference to the superstitious fear of the number thirteen dates to the late 1800s. Its origin is conjectural (a matter of guesswork). The term triskaidekaphobia first appeared in the early 1900s. It was derived from treiskaideka, the Greek word for thirteen + phobia, fear of = a fear of thirteen. (Google search result) I’m …

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Philosophy Podcast

The Power of Belief

Single-handedly the most quotable episode of  Waking Up to date, The Power of Belief Waking Up With Sam Harris #61 – The Power of Belief (with Lawrence Wright) “A lot of civilization is young men learning how to please girls” – Lawrence Wright When they are in a world of men almost exclusively, outside the company …

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Science

On Flat Earthers

Flat earthers are a outgrowth of modern man’s separation from the physical world. Ancient man spent a lot of time around sea shores and lake shores. Spent hours at a time being forced to contemplate the horizon. They had direct visual confirmation that the surface they were on was curved. Boats sailed (and still sail …

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Humor

Can’t Do a Western Top Ten Either

David Gerrold requested a quick list of Westerns the other day. I immediately fired off a quick list of ten films that fit the bill in random order; Silverado, Two Mules for Sister Sarah, The Outlaw Josey Wales, True Grit, The Sons of Katie Elder, Unforgiven, McClintock, Dances With Wolves, Tombstone (with Kurt Russell), The …

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