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Posted on April 26 at 8:37 a.m.
You must understand that some of these Progressives (Socialists) have spent a lifetime in a little "Glass House", have become a legend in their own mind, with the sole personal accomplishment of lording over the pimply faced pubescent children of silver spooned "Trust Funders". Whole lot of envy develops in such an environment coupled with no real experience, just ideas from books written by someone else to explain away their frustration.
Sad to say the least but a common historical theme of the Socialist mantra.
On Thatcher a British Hero?
Posted on April 24 at 8:51 a.m.
I think some men and women are driven to do what others don't dare, Emilia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh come to mind.
The book about Gipsy Moth IV's solo sailing adventure fired my young mind. Waking up in the Ocean surrounded by only water and sky on a little boat, makes one humble and small but very much alive.
Nothing better than 80 knot wind and 25' seas to ground ones ego.
Cedar Creek Charlie may just be one of those adventurers that needs an adventure and is bored with the noise of the City.
There is no intellectual utopia in nature, just natural selection and the adrenaline rush some get from walking the razors edge.
On 27 August 1966 he sailed his yawl Gipsy Moth IV from Plymouth in the United Kingdom and returned there after 226 days of sailing on 28 May 1967, having circumnavigated the globe, with one stop (in Sydney, Australia). By doing so, he became the first person to achieve a true circumnavigation of the world solo from West to East via the great capes. The voyage was also a race against the clock as Sir Francis wanted to better the typical times achieved by the fastest fully crewed clipper ships during the heyday of commercial sail in the 19th century (the first recorded solo circumnavigation of the globe was achieved by Joshua Slocum in 1898 but it took him three years with numerous stops - Slocum also took up the harder challenge of sailing east to west, against the prevailing wind).
On Solitaries, Hermits, and Backcountry Weirdos
Posted on April 23 at 3:54 p.m.
I think the academic or intellectual explanation of why some prefer solitude falls short, mostly because it does not consider Natural Law as an operator.
The people’s that came west, male and female, were not your typical City Dweller, just like the people’s that originally arrived on the East Coast in the 1600’s.
Their genetics and the environment created self sufficient, self-actuating, strong willed and bodied individuals, stronger and taller than the europeans they left behind.
I would assume the first peoples to colonize other planets, at least those who survived, to be the same.
Today’s society, the mutts procreate, and thus the species keeps getting weaker.
The Black Plague destroyed millions and we only know today that it was a small genetic mutation known as Delta 34, which allowed some villages to survive untouched.
We may see similar plague/virus conditions in our future with other mutations responsible for the species survival.
Many males are nomadic at heart and not suited for the hen house of the city.
Names are not real.
George was a trill seeker he enjoyed parachuting off bi-planes, diving below to 300 feet on tri-mix, diving under ice. He died at 41, doing what he loved. He found a woman, highly educated and successful, had two children but the country club golf and tennis set was not for him. He died sliding into home doing what he loved.
John was a friend of fun; he only had a high school education but spoke 4 languages, was well read and traveled. He worked hard and played hard. He died at 51 but left a wife, highly educated and successful, and 3 children behind, another man that could not stand the constriction and confinement of the country club crowd.
Don works hard and plays hard, spends every weekend doing the primal male thing, could care less about what anyone else thinks, has a wife.
All three guys have females that are attracted to the fierce primal independent life styles of their men. All of the above did not find their mates until latter in life, so they were nomadic for many many years.
Cedar Creek Charlie is cut from the same cloth, no need for the social order or confinement of the City, he just took it a little further. maybe he could not find a woman that understood him and just dropped out.
My own Father spent 3 days in a coma at age 17, Steeple Chasing, when the horse faulted at a water jump and landed on top of him.
Nowadays kids play mindless video games and get soft.
Jeremiah Johnson lives in many men.
Posted on April 21 at 10:36 a.m.
Private College is the same issue. I paid $2800.00/ year for room, board, and tuition at a private college. Today it is $50,000.00/year.
My good friend from college paid $10,000.00 his last year in a private medical school and made $45,000.00 as an Intern at a UC hospital in 1980.
His oldest daughter just graduated from medical school, the private medical school she wanted was $80,000.00/year, he convinced her to go to a UC medical school for a lot less. She graduated with honors and now will make $50,000.00/year in a 4 year intern program at a UC hospital.
So the intern pay has not only gone up $5,000.00 in 33 years but the education cost has gone sky-high. Something is not right in the educational system both public and private.
Private medical school $320K, private under-grade $240K, $560K to become an M.D. and then up to 4 more years at wages that do not qualify for a 1 bedroom apartment anywhere near the hospital.
This is why they project a shortage of M.D.'s the entry cost is just insane.
On UCSB Students React to Possible Loan Interest Rate Hike
Posted on April 19 at 10:38 a.m.
The quaint eclectic sleepy seaside town of Santa Barbara is dead, Long Live Dismal Land by the Sea and its many Cruise Ships. A Santa Barbara for the Tourist by the Tourist and the Asphalt Jungle People sipping overpriced wine and buying Landfill Trinkets on State Street will long endure, until it runs out of water or finishes poisoning the Ocean with its dilapidated leaking sewer system.
On Barking of the Neighbor's Dog
Posted on April 19 at 10:19 a.m.
Here is link on an alternative bee friendly solution.
On Bees (and Flies) in the Bonnet
Posted on April 19 at 10:17 a.m.
Unbelievable, does not sound like Justice served.
On Sex Offender Gets Less Time Behind Bars
Posted on April 19 at 10:14 a.m.
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), is a must see if you would like to see California before over-population. A quick look at the credits really tells the story of how beautiful California was with a sustainable population.
On The Other Side of Jonathan Winters
Posted on April 16 at 9:05 a.m.
"As a result, I learned a lot about why businesses fail (the biggest reason being poor management)"
That can be applied to Municipal Governments as well, be careful who you vote for.
On Why We Need Bankruptcy, and How It Developed
Posted on April 15 at 1:38 p.m.
I won't debate lead as I am not qualified but my opinion is, if all the lead was removed from the planet, the Condor is still going to die off. The Condor has been devastated by water damming and diversion plain and simple. They starve if not feed at artificial feeding centers of domestic livestock. It really is hard to turn a "wild thing" into a domestic pet, be a good birdy and only eat what we feed you. With the complete collapse of their natural ecosystem, they are unable to ever roam free again and find enough to eat without artificial means.
The Condor game is just that, a game, the animal, due to the activity of man will never again roam free and exist on its own. Simply not enough herd animals dying at the hands of predators each day.
How many pounds of rotten meat does a big bird need each day?
This is sad but reality.
On Lead Ammo Blasted By Group of Experts
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