The Spenglarian Tribal Error [Jer 23]

You can tell the quality of an ideology by the consequences of its actions. If it reflects truth, encourages honour and dignity it will show in the actions of the followers. This does not mean it will survive as an idea, for all ideas reflect the time and the problems of that time. In our … Continue reading The Spenglarian Tribal Error [Jer 23]

More on suicide.

Nic Steves asks a question. I have had this comment in the previous post as well Chris Gale has some words (and video) about Medical Suicide—i.e., doctors ending their own lives. I’m curious what the odds ratios are compared to their own socio-economic cohort. My guess, even more stark. Some data: this is from an … Continue reading More on suicide.

The opiate receptor will not save you.

From this week's JAMA. The prevalences of heroin use and use disorder have increased significantly in the US adult general population since the beginning of this millennium. Of note, increases have been greatest among men, white individuals, those with low income and educational levels, and, for heroin use disorder, younger individuals. To curb the heroin … Continue reading The opiate receptor will not save you.

Good news. [Rom 8]

Let's start with the obvious. Britain has sent a letter to President Trask of the European Union telling him that they have voted. To leave. Parliament has passed a law saying they are leaving. So they will secede from the union. A blow for freedom, and for the ability for us to live soberly, quietly … Continue reading Good news. [Rom 8]

Celebrating the workshop, resurrecting the desktop

I use Antergos on my laptops and desktop. Yes, it is Arch made easy. Sue me. The challenge I had is that when I got the desktop up -- which was after we managed to get the Pro Photographer's new studio up, the signatures for the developer of Lxqt were broken. Arch requires signatures. The … Continue reading Celebrating the workshop, resurrecting the desktop

The ancient use of amenable authority.

The gospel is hated. No news there: it has always been hated. And the techniques that are used against the gospel are the same used by social justice warriors at any time. To Precis Social Justice Always Lie. Point and shriek The gospel is horrifying. It is hate speech. It offends our identity as Transunicorns. … Continue reading The ancient use of amenable authority.

No damnation in Christ [Rom 8]

We are human. We are flawed: there is not that much good in any of us, and in all things we try to achieve we are not perfect. Even the greatest athletes do not have perfect runs: instead a great athlete keeps on going when things are not working well and recovers their form. Our … Continue reading No damnation in Christ [Rom 8]

Not Carnal, Human. [Rom 7]

I have heard this passage preached. Multiple ways. Two ways are errors. The first error is that of the holiness gospel: the modern Cathars. This is that if you are still sinning you are carnal, fallen, and need to give your life over holy to Christ you will be perfect, without sin, in this life. … Continue reading Not Carnal, Human. [Rom 7]

Are cities monopolies?

When I moved to casa weka I moved out of town. I now live in a small coastal village, down a road that winds so much that you are not a local unless your car has been driven into the harbour. Casa Pukeko was in a small city. The city I grew up in is … Continue reading Are cities monopolies?

There is a law [Rom 7]

I was on a drive with my son discussing despair. How those who do not have a wife and kids or family -- some couples don't have kids, but they do have family -- end up being bitter. The men drink or become vagrants. The women have cats, travel, and support causes, that may not … Continue reading There is a law [Rom 7]