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  2. By: Brandon Morse Don’t get your dinner from a gas station, don’t throw smoke bombs intended for your opponents into the wind, and don’t get your scientific information from a celebrity in a lab coat. Especially one who only has a B.S. in mechanical engineering. These are pretty basic things people should know not to do, but the last one is something many will ignore when it comes to the case of psuedo-scientist Bill Nye. Nye gained popularity in the 90’s when he hosted the kid’s show, Bill Nye the Science Guy. Admittedly, it was an interesting show that I tuned into often to watch when I was a kid. However, like many a Disney Channel star has done, Nye shed the shackles of a child friendly persona, and began engaging in behavior that should be too ridiculous to be consumed by the mainstream media, but is anyway. What’s worse, is that some of this behavior is very anti-science for a guy who is oft referred to as “the science guy.” The latest in Nye’s long line of non-scientific science came during his new Netflix series, when he had a song and dance number performed by actress Rachel Bloom. The song was called “My Sex Junk,” and it featured Bloom and some backup dancers singing and dancing about how sexuality is fluid, and transgenderism is sound science. The clip of this performance was published to YouTube on Tuesday, and since it’s hit the web the video has gone viral, and attained a level of infamy that most of today’s more famous provocateurs would call “too much.” As of this writing, the video currently has over 100,000 views, over 11,000 “thumbs down, and only 175 “thumbs up.” Watch the video for yourself, but be warned that it contains references to genitalia. A lot. Also, it’s really, really awkward. I find it fascinating that Nye, the man who often complains that there are people out there ignoring “proven” science on climate, and pushes the importance of scientific discovery, is willing to completely ditch sound science and facts in the face of a political agenda. Transgenderism, for all its promotion as today’s cause célèbre is not real in any world but the political. Science recognizes the disorder of gender dysphoria, but beyond this disorder, there is no scenario where a woman is actually a man, though she posses two X chromosomes, ovaries, and other things specific to female biology. Likewise, a man cannot menstruate or become pregnant, or give birth. This is obvious to anyone still in grade school, but apparently not to Nye, the actor who touts himself as a man of science. For Nye, science and politics are the same thing. He said as much when he was recently on CNN, where he got into a debate with William Happer, a physicist at Princeton University. Happer – the actual scientist – got into an argument with Nye about how there isn’t any need for the global warming alarmism, and that we should be crafting and voting on policy based off of flawed computer models. Nye fired back by first chastising CNN for having someone like Happer on, calling him a “climate denier.” He then went into spouting disproved claims about warming oceans, and mentioned that “science is political.” The problem with Nye’s stance is that politics has agendas contained within it. Science, at least in its true sense, does not. Science is based off of fact, trial and error, and hard evidence. Politics is based off of opinion, philosophy, and and how much money you can get for voting a certain way. If Nye is truly a man of science, he should be willing to stand back, look at the evidence in front of him, and conclude that there is not more than two genders, or that throwing people in jail for being a “climate denier” is going a little too far. In science, more debate is good, not less. A man attempting to silence others because he doesn’t agree sounds more like something a religious fanatic would do, not a man of science. SH
  3. A troubled world! As I was just coming home and worrying about all the stuff going on in my life, my family’s lives, my friends’ lives, and what's happening in Washington, Moscow, Ukraine, the Middle East, Hillary Clinton's scandals, Ted, Trump, Fox News, the downgrading of our military, the terrorists infiltrating our border, the illegals, the refugees, and how our country is rapidly losing its sanity and its Christianity, I saw a yard sign that said: NEED HELP? CALL JESUS 1-800-555-3787 Out of curiosity and desperation, I called the number. A Mexican with a leaf blower showed up.
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  6. Shifty A must read And think of the media circus, flags at half staff, and all the things that were said of Whitney Houston when she died and Michael Jackson when he died. . This hero died with barely anyone's notice. "Shifty" By Chuck Yeager Shifty volunteered for the airborne in WWII and served with Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne Infantry. If you've seen Band of Brothers on HBO or the History Channel, you know Shifty. His character appears in all 10 episodes, and Shifty himself is interviewed in several of them. I met Shifty in the Philadelphia airport several years ago. I didn't know who he was at the time. I just saw an elderly gentleman having trouble reading his ticket. I offered to help, assured him that he was at the right gate, and noticed the "Screaming Eagle," the symbol of the 101st Airborne, on his hat. Making conversation, I asked him if he'd been in the 101st Airborne or if his son was serving. He said quietly that he had been in the 101st. I thanked him for his service, then asked him when he served, and how many jumps he made. Quietly and humbly, he said "Well, I guess I signed up in 1941 or so, and was in until sometime in 1945 ..." at which point my heart skipped. At that point, again, very humbly, he said "I made the 5 training jumps at Toccoa, and then jumped into Normandy . . . do you know where Normandy is?" At this point my heart stopped. I told him "yes, I know exactly where Normandy is, and I know what D-Day was." At that point he said "I also made a second jump into Holland , into Arnhem .." I was standing with a genuine war hero ... and then I realized that it was June, just after the anniversary of D-Day. I asked Shifty if he was on his way back from France , and he said "Yes... And it 's real sad because, these days, so few of the guys are left, and those that are, lots of them can't make the trip." My heart was in my throat and I didn't know what to say. I helped Shifty get onto the plane and then realized he was back in coach while I was in First Class. I sent the flight attendant back to get him and said that I wanted to switch seats When Shifty came forward, I got up out of the seat and told him I wanted him to have it, that I'd take his in coach. He said "No, son, you enjoy that seat. Just knowing that there are still some who remember what we did and who still care is enough to make an old man very happy." His eyes were filling up as he said it. And mine are brimming up now as I write this. Shifty died on Jan. l7 after fighting cancer. There was no parade. No big event in Staples Center . No wall-to-wall, back-to-back 24x7 news coverage. No weeping fans on television. And that's not right! Let's give Shifty his own memorial service, online, in our own quiet way. Please forward this email to everyone you know. Especially to the veterans Rest in peace, Shifty. Chuck Yeager, Maj. General [ret.] P.S. I think that it is amazing how the "media" chooses our "heroes" these days...Elvis, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston & the like. "SHIFTY" - an incredible American hero. Please do me a favor and pass this on so that untold thousands can read it. We owe no less to our REAL Heroes. “Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.” -Benjamin Franklin Psalm 97:6 The heavens proclaim His righteousness, and all the nations see His glory.
  7. April 24, 2017 In a poll conducted a few days ago by NBC News / Wall Street Journal, a record 57% of Americans responded that they want MORE government in their lives, and that the government should be doing more to solve people’s problems. That’s the highest percentage since they started asking this question in 1995. In fact, 57% is nearly double what people responded in the mid-90s. Furthermore, the number of Americans who feel the opposite, i.e. responded that the government is doing too many things that should be left to private businesses and individuals, fell to a near record-low 39%. Bottom line: people want more government. It’s hard to even know where to begin with this. First- more government is nearly an impossibility. As I’ve written several times in the past, the US federal government already spends almost all of its tax revenue on mandatory entitlements like Social Security, and interest on the debt. They could literally cut nearly everything we think of as government-- national parks, Homeland Security, even the IRS-- and still not make a dent in paying down the national debt. According to the US government’s own financial statements, their net operating loss in 2016 was an unbelievable $1.05 TRILLION. Think about that-- they lost more than a trillion dollars in a completely unremarkable year. They weren’t waging world war, funding a major infrastructure project, or dealing with an economic crisis. It was just business as usual. And they STILL lost over a trillion dollars. More government is going to cost even more money that they don’t have... which means even more debt and even more pain in the future. The usual refrain is to pay for more government programs by raising taxes on the rich, or big corporations, or whoever the evil villain du jour is. Anyone who thinks this actually works needs to study history. Simply put, RAISING TAXES DOES NOT RAISE TAX REVENUE. I wish every Bernie Sanders voter could understand this very simple fact: Since the end of World War II, US federal government tax revenue as a percentage of GDP has been nearly constant at 17%. In other words, while the actual dollar amount of tax revenue goes up every year due to inflation and economic expansion, the government’s slice of the total economic pie is 17%. Yet during the previous eight decades, actual -tax rates- have been all over the board-- sometimes rates were higher, sometimes rates were lower. Back in 1963, for example, the highest marginal tax rate on individuals exceeded an unbelievable 90%. I’m sure there are plenty of Americans who would love to see the wealthiest citizens paying 90% again. Yet in 1963, even with rates that high, the total amount of tax revenue that the US government collected was 16.7% of GDP. In 1988 when the highest tax rate was slashed to just 28% under Ronald Reagan, total tax revenue 17.3% of GDP. It doesn’t matter if tax rates were high or low-- the actual tax revenue that the government collects stays constant at around 17% of GDP. This raises a point that these socialists never seem to understand: If the government’s slice of the pie never seems to change no matter how high or how low tax rates are, shouldn’t they focus on making the pie bigger? Duh. And it seems intuitive that higher taxes obstruct economic growth (i.e. make the pie smaller) because there’s less money in people’s pockets to spend and invest. Then, of course, we have to touch on the issue of competence. It’s absurd to want a government that has a nearly interminable track record of overreach, waste, and failure, to be even MORE involved in people’s lives. We’re talking about the same institution that wastes taxpayer money to study monkeys on treadmills... ... or spent $1 billion to destroy $16 billion worth of perfectly good ammunition… ... or $2 billion to build a website. It’s extraordinary that these people are already in charge of educating our children, regulating our savings, and now our medical care. It’s even more appalling that given such dismal performance people want more. As the old saying goes, the classic definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. A final point I’ll mention is that it’s concerning to see people in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave expect the government to solve their problems. What ever happened to self-reliance? The pioneering spirit? Good ole’ American can-do ingenuity? In truth there are countless ways for a motivated person to solve problems. Or at least to make forward progress. For example, to all these kids that have their hands out demanding free university education, I always ask the same questions: How many books did you read in the last twelve months? How many FREE online courses from Harvard and MIT did you take? Are you actually doing anything to help yourself? Or are you just whining on social media about how no one is giving you anything for free? America was founded as a place where people take responsibility for themselves. But this now seems to be an outdated, minority view. The Land of the Free is truly becoming the Land of Getting Free Stuff.
  8. Italian helicopter: as it goes up it goes, "wop, wop, wop", when it goes down it goes "dago, dago, dago".
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  10. Because of this my retirement just upped my monthly check amount by 2%, it can/will go up even more now.
  11. http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-worm-eats-plastic-20170424-story.html
  12. Look at these near me local Dorks.. http://www.apg-wi.com/sawyer_county_record/