Monthly Archives: November 2011

Hospitals, hospitals, hospitals, here I come


To all of my friends in cyberspace,

I have an announcement to make. Grandpa will be going into the hospital in the early morning of the 29th of November to be cut open. He has an abdominal aortic aneurysm and the good doctor is going to insert some kind of stent to repair this problem. The good news is that you’ll be free of all of grandpa’s rantings and mad ravings for a while. The bad news is that he intends on coming back with even more gripes about life. He has already began to write the first of a new series of posts based on a challenge that he issued to one of his good friends and liberal adversary of politics, Truth101. So, beware of what you read here from now on and don’t say you weren’t warned. lol

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More thoughts of a fool


Foolish Thoughts?

If we are to understand others we first need to understand what motivates them but we dare not attribute that same motivator to all.

Inspiration is the key to success and to find inspiration we dare not look to others but search our soul. For it is the needs of our soul that we have to satisfy.

When we do not plan for success we have already planned for failure.

Why do we place such a high value on the possession of money when happiness is the pursuit of life?

All politics is but the politics of economics.

The financial solution of one person will be the financial ruin for another.

Each individual must search out his own purpose in life then fulfill it for his own peace of mind not for the benefit of others.

Equality is the recognition that a man is only as strong as the weakest of his fellow man. Inequality is the realization that a man recognizes his subordination to power.

Marriage is the institution by which a man seeks to complement his weakness with the strengths of another thus becomes stronger in the unity.

Divorce is the realization of the compatibility of weaknesses in both parties, neither possessing the strength to change.

It is strength that motivates while power seeks to use force.

It is not how much a person possesses that determines the morality of its possession. It is how one has attained it that determines its morality.

It is the use of force that declares that free will does not exist.

To judge the means determines the morality of the end thus the desirability of the means.

To judge the end determines the morality of the means by the desirability of the end.

Be kind to your enemies for it is they who reveal just how important friends are.

Equality can only be achieved through the universal acceptance of the concept of “free will”.

As long as there is but one person with a deterministic attitude towards life, inequality will still exist.

Equality cannot come about with the use of the power of force. It can only result from the strength of the individual.

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thanksgiving, a day to remember that we be “one nation under God” from the beginning, not a secular nation


first Proclamation of Thanksgiving

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be– That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks–for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation–for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war–for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed–for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted–for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions– to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually–to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed–to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord–To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us–and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

George Washington
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May each of you have a happy Thanksgiving and as you ask for God’s blessing this day may you do so in the spirit of the first proclamation of Thanksgiving.

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Another example of the many abuses of determinism and collectivism


As I read the story of how a small collective of women, three of whom were professionals who worked for the government, determined the life of a 26 lb. 14 year old girl I couldn’t help but remember the words of grandpa’s friends in the first part of this series. That is one of the problems with collectivism. It considers the needs of the collective at the expense of the individual. They are so focused on their own goals that they have no thoughts about the fact that in order to achieve these goals they must, by force, deprive the individual of his own goals in life.
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A mother and three nurses were charged Thursday in the death of the woman’s 14-year-old daughter, who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds, a prosecutor said.

A Montgomery County grand jury in Dayton indicted the mother and a nurse on involuntary manslaughter charges. Two other nurses were indicted on charges of failing to report child abuse or neglect. All are being held in the county jail.

“This is a tragic and sad case wherein four adults were responsible for the care of this 14-year-old special-needs girl, and they all utterly ignored and failed to do so.” Montgomery County Prosecutor Mathias Heck Jr. said in a statement.

“The conduct of these four defendants transcends all bounds of human decency,” he said.

Heck said that the girl undoubtedly would still be alive “if just one of these defendants had acted responsibly.”
More on this abuse of life

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Beauty is ageless


In the modelling business, 30 is often considered old, but one American icon is still rocking the fashion world at the age of 80.

Carmen Dell’Orefice has been a Vogue cover girl many times and once posed for the artist Salvador Dali – during a 65-year career that is now the focus of an exhibition at the London College of Fashion.

Listen to a interview with this stunning lady
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To be lazy is logical. so, pluck yew!!!!


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the power of determinism, the strength of free will


After waiting a bit to hear of any objections, grandpa continued by saying,

“In a nation ruled by the concept of determinism only the powerful will succeed. In a nation ruled by the concept of free will only the strong will be successful. Power is attained by those who rule over others. Strength is attained when man rules only over himself. And with achievements the man who possesses power will grow even more powerful and the man who possesses strength will become even more stronger.

In a nation ruled by the concept of determinism only a few are seen as possessing the attribute of free will. And equality can only be achieved by denying these few men of the possession of free will. The problem lies in the perceived achievement of equality by the denial of these few men of power. Power does not cease to exist when there is denial of it. It is only transferred to those who denied it of others thus concentrating it among even fewer men. And a nation where power is concentrated is a nation weakened.

In a nation ruled by the concept of free will all men are seen as possessing this same attribute and equality already exists. And as each man becomes stronger as a result so do all men become stronger. And as men strengthen themselves so does a nation know its strength.

History testifies to these thoughts. For history will testify that the enslavement of men can only exist where power is concentrated among the few. History will testify that events like the Holocaust can only occur where power is concentrated among the few. History will testify that events such as the apartheid can only occur when power is concentrated among the few. History will testify that eventslike the interment of Japanese citizens can only occur when power is concentrated among the few. It is history that testifies to the success of individuals and to the failures of collectives.

It is men of strength that can resist the will of the powerful. For it is the strong man that believes that he and he alone is responsible for his life. With this in mind the individual seeks that only the opportunity of happiness be bestowed upon him. For he knows that the achievement of happiness cannot be given but must be earned and that only he can earn it. And for this he is considered an extremist.

Tis the mind of a weak man that feels the need of a collective to resist the will of the powerful. For it is the mind of a weak man who believes that the collective is responsible for the life of the individual. For it is the weak man who sees no opportunity for happiness for himself or for others. For him the achievement of happiness only occurs when it is taken from those who he feels already possess it. And to accomplish this he calls himself a radical.

It is the powerful that rule over men of weakness. It is men of weakness that fears this power therefore seeks to deny it. It is the weak man who envies that which he perceives gives men power and pities those who he perceives as being powerless. For it is the weak man who judges the accomplishments of others by the terms of his own weaknesses. Strength of character has no meaning for him.

It is the strong that rule over his own weaknesses. It is the strong who has no fear of power therefore does not seek to deny it. It is the strong that honors that which he knows gives men power and respects those who may be weaker than he is at any given moment. It is the strong man who judges the strength of others by their own accomplishments.

There is a direct inverse correlation between the possession of strength and the possession of power just as there is a direct inverse correlation between the possession of free will and the possession of that attribute of determination. And it is the test of character that reveals the attributes that each man possesses.

It is the strong man who welcomes each test of his character for he has faith that he will only be stronger if he passes even tho he understands that there is a risk of failure. It is the weak man that seeks to avoid any test of character for his fear of failure is greater than his hope of success.

It is the strong man who will seek to deny government of its power and authority over him. For it is the strong man that realizes that government is no protection against the powerful. And it is the strong man that knows that laws do not serve as protection of the minority but serves as an enabler of the weak to remain known as the weak and powerless.

It is a man of free will that knows he can change from what he is to what he can be. And it is from his strength of character that is the force of this capability. And with this change it is a man of free will that will know just how strong a man can be. It is a man who thinks that his life is determined that sees himself as being only what he is. And as he accepts this he demands that others also accept this. In other words he demands that others change what they are so that all are equal to him. And with this change the man of determinism will know just how powerful a man can be.

We began as a nation of States that united for the purpose of greater strength because the weaknesses that were exposed by the attainment of power. And it was by the very strength of the individual that brought about victory over this power. And with each generation this strength grew. The strength of a nation grew as the strength of the individual was passed down as an inheritance from father to son.

It was the recognition of a contract entered into by the free will of each State that was the foundational principle upon which brought unity of a nation. It was upon the code of “it is the means that must justify the end” that is the central principle upon we hung our hat of justice.

It is your choice, my friends, choose between strength and power, for yourself and for your nation. Choose between the laws of men and the natural laws of this existence.”

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An example of one of the many negative effects of “determinism”


Grandpa couldn’t believe his eyes when he read the following statements by his friends. He could only think of the history of the consequences as well as the effects of how people are treated when Free Will is not the recognized Principle of a society and they believe in and abide by the moral code of the “end justify the means” as a basis of how to treat others.

“And I enjoy being a liberal colectivist statist determinist.”

“All they can think about is the gun held to their head by “government!” All they dream about is free will and then complain about the force of government.”

“We need to take a state like Wyoming or maybe Idaho and turn it into a big ol’ free will colony….”
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Well, here is what your Deterministic values have led to. and this is but scratching the surface of what can happen under the principle of determinism. This is government force at its finest hour.

“Elaine Riddick was 13 years old when she got pregnant after being raped by a neighbor in Winfall, N.C., in 1967.  The state ordered that immediately after giving birth, she should be sterilized.  Doctors cut and tied off her fallopian tube

Riddick’s records reveal that a five-person state eugenics board in Raleigh had approved a recommendation that she be sterilized. The records label Riddick as “feebleminded” and “promiscuous.” They said her schoolwork was poor and that she “does not get along well with others.”

It wouldn’t be until Riddick was 19, married and wanting more children, that she’d learn she was incapable of having any more babies. A doctor in New York where she was living at the time told her that she’d been sterilized.”

If you can stomach to read the rest of this story,
MORE HERE

Yes, this is a hard hitting example of the concept of determinism but when people refuse to even consider the consequences of what they are advocates of then there is no other way to get through to them.

I’m an advocate of Free Will. What say you?

 

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my new view and understanding of liberal left


Grandpa was sitting at the computer one night and was enjoying the online debate he was having with two very close liberal friends, Tao and Truth101, when all of a sudden he sat back in his chair as if he had been pushed forcefully there. Both, grandma and I, was startled by this and we both stared at grandpa awaiting for an explanation of what happened. Grandpa slowly turned his chair around and the look on his face was one that I had never seen before, a look of being flabbergasted by a brand new thought.

He just sat there in silence as if in a trance completely unaware that we were staring at him. We could see that he was running this thought through its many paces in order to understand its implications. Once he had done this he looked up, smiled at me and said,

“ Boy, never think that you are too old to learn something new. For anytime you do there will be somebody who will come along and hit you along side of your head with some ideas and prove to you just how ignorant you be.”

Grandma giggled and then spoke up by saying, “ You old coot, I’ve been telling you that for years now but you were to stubborn to listen. So, care to tell us of this new revelation that has hit you like a ton of bricks?”

Grandpa just smiled and with a sparkle in his eyes gave grandma a wink in acknowledgment. Then sitting comfortably back in his chair this is what he had to say.

“We are a nation that basically has divided itself up into two political camps with two different viewpoint of the future of this nation. The left is led by the political party of the Democrats who can count on the many political parties of the Socialism and Communism as being among their political allies.

This, we already knew and understood. Even those on the left cannot deny this relationship. What did hit me and never really considered are the full implications are. The implications are deeper than I ever imagined.

The foundational basis of their faith is based on the concept of determinism and the cornerstone of their beliefs are based on the concept of the “ends justify the means”. Upon this, their whole philosophy of life is built. The achievement of class equality be the test on which they judge a society as being a just society.

The claim behind their faith is that their beliefs are scientifically based principles therefore proven. Since their principles are proven then they believe that they are indisputable. Anyone who would disagree would be not only disputing their principles but also disputing science itself. This is the unintended consequences of describing Sociology and Psychology as sciences.  Thus, to them, political debate boils down to the age old argument between the use of Science and Philosophy or more specifically in their words, Theology as the determinate of good governing.

One problem with this approach is the fact that they see the undesirable effects on the people and to them the means that were used to bring about these effects cannot be considered as a justified means. Since individual liberty can be declared as the cause of these undesirable effects then the solution is the regulation of this liberty. And once you regulate liberty you also restrict the individual’s ability and natural right to exercise his free will.

For it is liberty that allows man to hold the reins over his own life. And it is the collective mindset that tends to see the behavior of individuals as determined behavior. For it is the collective mindset that recognizes its own power over the individual’s behavior. It is only those individuals who possess the moral strength needed that have the ability to resist this power.

In order to possess this moral strength an individual must possess a very biased, prejudicial and truthful outlook on life. For it is bias and prejudice that allows the individual to promote his viewpoint and its intended benefits of life. It is truthfulness that requires the individual to understand the unintended consequences of his viewpoint.

It is only by the truthfulness of his outlook on life that will lead a man down the path of humility. It is the lack of truthfulness that will lead a man down the path of arrogance and self-righteousness. Tis better that a man follow a known flawed philosophy of life then to follow a philosophy believed to be without flaws.

It is the wise man who will listen in silence to the criticism of his philosophy. For he is a man seeking only to learn the truthfulness of his ways. It is the fool who will yell from the roof tops of the benefits of his philosophy. For he be lacking in truthfulness of what his philosophy has to offer him.

It is the possession of the truthfulness of our beliefs that bolsters our self-esteem and self-respect as individuals not political correctness. Without it self-esteem and respect for others cannot exist. Ignorance may be blissful but it is only blissful in the recognition that from the knowledge of its existence within us we ache to eliminate it.”

with these words said grandpa went silent as if to allow what he had just said sink into our minds. Then he asked as if speaking to no one in particular and everyone who heard his words,

“Does what I have just said make any sense to anyone?”

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how the “left” sees the “right”


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