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  • Ceremonial planting by @POTUS and @EmmanuelMacron of a European Sessile Oak from Belleau Woods.

    04/23/2018 5:38:33 PM PDT · 15 of 51
    gobucks to Texas Fossil

    How totally bizarre. This morning over coffee a retiree was speaking of his dad who fought on the USS Belleau Wood.
    Against attacking Japanese Zero’s. As a gunner.

    Later on he served as an officer on the SS Runner 2. What I couldn’t get over was how he was described as a very hard man. So I decided to look up the history of the carrier.

    I had never heard of an aircraft carrier called Belleau Wood and I had never heard of the battle of Belleau Wood in World War 1. Naturally I did my homework. Google is great.. ..sometimes.

    And then I promptly flushed the history minutiae away in my memory.

    I thought I would never touch it again. And then I see this! Many many thanks for posting this. I never would have known about this probably but for this posting.

    How long is it going to be before the name Trump and Reagan are put together over and over and over as a matter of routine? I predict Within 36 months.

  • Clint Eastwood Celebrates Heroes in ‘The 15:17 to Paris’

    02/10/2018 12:02:23 PM PST · 11 of 29
    gobucks to Kaslin

    If these three young men had taken a home movie camera and in real-time documented their actual lives and what happened that day we would have witnessed a “home” movie that was typically boring except for the train part. It was a brilliant move to have them cast themselves. The story was never about them to begin with.

    The truth is I don’t want to be invited to someone’s home movies, which are without failure, dull. If one of these young men invited me. I would have wanted to watch just the action scenes. I’m just a typical guy.

    Consequently every single frame is the very opposite of a well-crafted Hollywood movie. But - it’s not a Hollywood movie! It’s a home story like many other American stories, that most of us take for granted.

    My only criticism is that when they had the French President presenting those medals, they didn’t change what he actually said. He should have added a couple of other things like we “thank the country that grew these men, the country that breathes freedom”.

  • Other side of Darwin's life not often documented (wife 'saved his life')

    06/04/2009 11:08:40 AM PDT · 55 of 186
    gobucks to betty boop

    hmmm, or,..... “we see through a glass, darkly”..

    Really nice post BB...didn’t know about these words of Bacon, btw.

  • Other side of Darwin's life not often documented (wife 'saved his life')

    06/03/2009 9:37:44 PM PDT · 11 of 186
    gobucks to NicknamedBob

    ” If observation, hypothesis, and verified predictions are not science, what is?”

    Now that up there looks a lot like a law too....Bacon’s Law I suspect. I dunno....laws could better explained in my view...

  • Other side of Darwin's life not often documented (wife 'saved his life')

    06/03/2009 9:34:01 PM PDT · 10 of 186
    gobucks to Ahithophel

    Yes, yes...indeed, just where DID all that force come from? (hey, but, lets get it correct - it was 2:17am, not pm! From an orientation perspective, the center of expansion is the other way....)

  • Other side of Darwin's life not often documented (wife 'saved his life')

    06/03/2009 8:42:23 PM PDT · 1 of 186
    We are part of ...."nature"? We are "produced" by "laws". Well, folks, that's all! I'm very glad I know that its the laws that did all this ....(ummm, anyone, just what caused these laws, anyway?)

    Emma - maybe we need to rethink her role in all this after all....

  • Group: Global warming could cost Ohio its buckeyes

    09/12/2008 6:46:15 PM PDT · 1 of 34
    The "Pew" group? Perfect.
  • Tressel says (Ohio State RB) Wells will play against USC

    09/10/2008 12:10:00 PM PDT · 4 of 60
    gobucks to GOP_Raider

    It’s going to be a long night for the funny hat dudes....

  • Mexican Judicial Activism: Montezuma’s Abortion Revenge

    09/01/2008 10:24:01 AM PDT · 2 of 4
    gobucks to Publius804

    The presumption is that it is a branch....; it’s clear that it is is the root and trunk with no branchs ... everything else is just greenhouse glass...

  • Sun Makes History: First Spotless Month in a Century

    09/01/2008 10:19:10 AM PDT · 68 of 91
    gobucks to LucyT

    Beautiful ... awesome....thanks for the links.

  • Sun Makes History: First Spotless Month in a Century

    09/01/2008 10:17:01 AM PDT · 67 of 91
    gobucks to steveo

    True, they didn’t. So what.

    The MSM ignores the impact of the interrelationship between the two sphere’s magnetic fields, and their cycles, on the earth’s climate. Why is that? Oh ... b/c Gore and IPCC have fully accounted for it....right?

  • Sun Makes History: First Spotless Month in a Century

    09/01/2008 6:43:44 AM PDT · 1 of 91
  • What Is Life/Non-life in Nature?

    07/10/2008 12:23:50 PM PDT · 102 of 725
    gobucks to YHAOS; RightWhale

    Thank you both for your brief replies.

    What I suppose regarding nature is that indeed all people are subject to natural ‘laws’. It’s what should be added to this that I see doesn’t get attention.

    All I am suggesting is that at FreeRepublic, knowledge regarding the origin of Freedom is a.)scarce, and especially, b.) knowledge of how to lead others to freedom much scarcer still.

    I don’t believe nature, physics, math, philosophical materialism, darwinism, pick-your-poison, etc, etc, adds to one’s ability to set others free. I am convinced that knowing HOW to love someone will irresistibly capacitate that person, who is the object of that love, for freedom.

    I am quite convinced that the laws of ‘nature’ dictate that all are born as slaves, and most grow in ignorance at best of how to become free.

    Both of you I would guess have, at least, some kind of hazy idea how to ‘feel’ love for someone else; but do you know how to be the freedom for someone else?

    I ask myself this question: ‘whose freedom am I?’

    Notice that this ignores the issue of the state taking my freedoms, and ignores the issue of libertarians demanding to be ‘left alone’. I don’t believe for one second that leaving someone alone sets them free. I believe that loving someone, such that their life changes to the extent that that person can actually give love to someone else, that is genuine freedom.

    Where are the threads that describe the successful techniques for how to do this? How does knowing ‘nature’ and any of its derivatives equip someone in the art of loving someone?

    Because this is the norm among people that I consistently find: selfish people who are either thieves and take from others who exercise bona fide freedom, or selfish people who retreat into fenced worlds, where they can be left alone, and who neglect the freedom deficit of the average man.

    Which is worse? Easy ... the neglectful ones. At least the thieves have a chance at meeting someone who really knows how to love, and thus may set them free from their appetite to steal. The people of the fence, the Idaho compound, the walled monastary, the gated cul de sac, the egg heads with impossible exclusive jargon; it is they who are letting the enemies of our freerepublic very successfully take over by increments what previous generations of lovers founded for us.

    It’s a shame, and nature doesn’t dictate that it must be this way.

    Whose freedom are you?

  • What Is Life/Non-life in Nature?

    07/09/2008 11:31:26 AM PDT · 99 of 725
    gobucks to RightWhale; betty boop; YHAOS
    I would like for someone to explain to me how Mankind, with all his habits & habitats, is not a creature of ‘Pristine Nature’ fully as much as he is a creature of God.

    The man or woman who is capable of doing either does not exist, and never will exist. To explain either has an important implication - our minds are big enough to process the information required to contain the 'explanation', either way.

    Given that 'nature' is directly derived from the Greek word that also serves as the root for the word 'physics', this thread captures neatly the conundrum.

    The fact, now, is plain ... all persons posting to and reading this thread exist on one sphere-like thing we call Earth. And we are sharing this place, with no option to go somewhere else while we share in this experience we call 'life'.

    So, answering all the questions in this thread will never be possible ... so what questions should be asked that can be answered?

    What is love? What is non-love?

    I can answer this: God is love, and we have been loved by him. And we are purposed to love.

    And here's a really good question: what is the ratio of threads regarding science/rationalism/evolution to threads regarding 'How Freeper 'fill in the blank' learned the art of love'?

    I assure you, the problem is this ... whatever that ratio happens to be, that ratio should be inversed. And that will begin to happen when the art, the image of such love, is imagined in the mind of man. Once that step is taken, learning this art will grow.

    Hint: text of any kind is not an image ... it is, at best, a clumsy interface between two images.

    When Christ lived, he lived out a preset imagination that existed before his Life was lived here roughly 2000 years ago. His life was then captured in text.

    Here, thus, is the problem - we are to translate that text to imagination in us, NOW.

    And then that art becomes the image other men and women can 'see'.

    My trust in this understanding did NOT begin with the text ... it began with a ordinary man who lived the image; my trust grew irresistably.

    Afterwards, the trust grew to the Word, this man kept referring to.

    I don't see this man anymore ... but, his afterimage has stayed with me. And the image of text is now within me.

    The exclusive rationalist doesn't get this part ... because his imagination is delimited by default. He or she is deeply misfortunate, because he/she has not yet been ushered into into the presence of a man or woman who builds trust.

    . I pray that God change how infrequent these images come to life, here and now, and make this more commonplace.

    And what is non-Love? The refusal to ask, and answer, the question "What is Love?"

    Finally ... bear in mind the original meaning in English of the word "physic". It meant that item used by physicians to purge someone of what ailed them. Physicians originally were great at those things which helped others purge bad things within themselves.

    Castor oil, for example, was a common physic, and still is... and far too many Freepers are not drinking the dose of Castor oil designed for the mind that is available to them. But much, much worse, is that far too many physicians don't remember how to use Castor Oil anymore. I, for one, am working on this...clumsily .... but I am.

  • Louisiana Confounds the Science Thought Police - Neo-Darwinism is no longer a protected orthodoxy...

    07/08/2008 1:55:02 PM PDT · 54 of 183
    gobucks to neverdem

    Excellent link to the MetS article; completely coincides with the personal experience of Mrs. GB - high BMI, and PCOS that proved to be largely unresponsive to traditional infertility treatments.

    3 children later, we have found the “secret cure” to infertility: serious CHO restriction. Since puberty, she was fortunate to be fertile once per year at best. Within two weeks of severe CHO restriction, normal fertility ‘appeared’. Month after month.

    Now the issue is how many children are too many to have? Its a much better problem to have, trust me.

  • Planetary line-up excites the sun (Sunspot source found?)

    07/03/2008 2:10:35 PM PDT · 20 of 36
    gobucks to Sudetenland

    Now that was absolutely lateral...and I laughed.

  • Planetary line-up excites the sun (Sunspot source found?)

    07/03/2008 2:09:26 PM PDT · 19 of 36
    gobucks to Bulwinkle

    What an article; thanks for that...

  • Planetary line-up excites the sun (Sunspot source found?)

    07/03/2008 12:09:27 PM PDT · 1 of 36
    barycentre ... now that's a good word one doesn't see to often.
  • Pastor Caught in Reformed Website Scandal

    06/23/2008 4:16:53 PM PDT · 28 of 64
    gobucks to topcat54

    I laughed, a lot.

  • Turn Out the Red Light? (Amsterdam Closing Brothels)

    05/27/2008 10:48:08 AM PDT · 1 of 25
    "And what about the ladies? The Red Light District has about 450 windows where women offer their services. The majority of those will be closed down. Where will the inhabitants go, once they're forced out of work? Asscher says most of the prostitutes are part of international human-trafficking networks that draw on women from Eastern Europe, and they will most likely move on to Antwerp, Hamburg and other European cities. For those that remain, the city administration may start certifying pimps and require that prostitutes who work for them to be 21 years old.

    The Dutch Sex Workers Union fears that many women and girls will be forced to start walking the streets. On its Web site the union calls the city's plans to certify pimps "bizarre.""

    Can it actually be that sanity can be learned?