Michael Stuart Kelly

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    Initial Understanding of Islam on Fundamental Intellectual Issues Thoughts on the 12 Steps and Self-Forgiveness Why the Tolerance and Support? Atlantis in the Wilderness A Hunting Story Moral Perfection Like a Lamb to the Slaughter Letter to Madalena ... An Homage to the Value of Valuing Going Home... A Few Thoughts on Family Values Where Principles and Rights Break Down The Stigma of Addiction Book Review on an Addiction Fraud - A Million Little Pieces Charmed on a Raw Night The Nature of Private Written Correspondence – The Sciabarra Smear Online Objectivist Mediocrity The Ayn Rand Love/Hate Myth The Ayn Rand Love/Hate Myth - Part 2 - Moral Ambivalence The Ayn Rand Love/Hate Myth - Part 3 - Brotherhood of Hate The Ayn Rand Love/Hate Myth - Part 4 - Rand's True Value The Virtue of Silliness (w/Kat)
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  1. Jon, It's finally going down: Democratic donor Ed Buck arrested and charged with running drug den And this just to stir things up... Don't forget, Ted Lieu and Adam Schiff of "muh Russians!" fame, are best buddies. Anyway, after three overdoses with similar characteristics, we can safely say Ted Buck liked 'em black and he liked 'em dead. I can't wait until he has to do his 50 hours of community service as punishment. btw - That's a quip, that is if President Trump is involved. In that case, Buck is in some serious deep doodoo. If President Trump is not involved, it's not a quip. Michael
  2. I guess enough time has passed for the Clinton machine to kick in. Kevin Spacey Accuser Dies in Midst of Sexual Assault Lawsuit Spacey was superfriends with Bill. There are stories of him using Clinton's limousine while he was president. And what did he use the limousine for? As the story goes, he liked to get blow jobs from young men in the back seat while the chauffeur cruised major avenues in Washington DC. Rush Limbaugh once asked a very interesting question. He asked how many people do you personally know, who you talked to and interacted with, who died in mysterious circumstances or committed suicide? For most people, the answer is zero. How many for the Clintons? The answer varies depending on whose list you look at, but the result is always many. Michael
  3. LOL... BREAKING: Trump ends US China trade war; swaps Hong Kong for California in unprecedented deal Man, would that be The Art of the Deal... Michael
  4. Brant, I used to think this way, but now I'm contemplating a new idea. I'm considering the possibility that this oil base of international import and export currency is like the housing subprime mortgage bubble, with sliced-diced derivatives, collapse. That things was a scam, granted, but everything was going fine until the bankers got greedy and actually tried to foreclose on the mortgages (the dogshit) they were using to prop up partytime. Those mortgages could have been bought by very forgiving profiteers of the derivatives explosion without even putting a dent in their profits. They would simply let the people stay in the houses, but take over the loans and payments and structure them for chump change payments for the next 100 years, thus keeping the mortgages as healthy, but noooooooooo... They got greedy and wanted to roast the goose that laid the golden eggs and eat the damn thing. Then they wondered why no more eggs bundled and packaged derivatives. I think if oil falls as the main reason to preserve the dollar for international payments of imports and exports the world over, in the jockeying to fill the breach from major countries that do currency manipulation, particularly China, the whole thing will fall apart in a similar manner and the price of the dollar against other fiat currencies will end up in the toilet, leading said fiat currencies to follow close behind (including China and whoever else is playing). Michael
  5. I am very close to this thinking: Glenn is one of the few people out there who sees Iran through a religious/ideological lens--the kind that motivated the communists and Nazis. Except in the case of Iran, their ideology is tied up with a particular interpretation of Islam. The top people there, the Twelvers, actually do believe they will aid Allah's plan of sending the Twelfth Imam back by setting the world on fire. I think the probability of this being their main motivation is way above 50%. The good news is that the probability that this is a popular position with the Iranian people is way, way, way below 50%. Michael
  6. Brant, I'm not so sure. International payments used to be in British Pound or French Francs. After the Bretton Woods agreement (1944. where the World Bank, IMF, etc., were established), this changed to the American dollar. I always thought this change was due to some kind of treaty or something. But trading US protection of Saudi Arabia for it doing all its foreign oil business in dollars makes a lot of sense. I imagine Saudi Arabia brought all the Sunni Muslim countries with it. And that would be the risk of the dollar. If Saudi Arabia feels betrayed by the US and the other Sunni Islamic countries goes with it, meaning if a new currency starts being used for international agreements, all those dollars the world over will start being sold off and coming back to the US. Then you will see inflation like you have never seen in your life. The US has used its privileged currency position to export inflation for decades and decades (by printing oodles of money to pay some government bills and favor some cronies, then sending the rest abroad. I'm not worried, though. President Trump is a great deal maker. Michael
  7. Saudi Oil, Attacks, Dollars and Iran The recent drone strike on Saudi Oil fields, which is currently blamed on Iran has thrown another monkeywrench in the messes in the world mix. The following recent video by Glenn Beck breaks all this down with a clarity I have not seen anywhere else. I still don't trust Glenn because of the way power went to his head, but he seems to be straightening out a little and, based on this video, I have subscribed to his YouTube channel again. When he is good, he is very, very good, But when he is bad, he is... Er... He sucks the bigass green weenie. Back to point, I believe this Middle East state of affairs has the potential to trigger a major war. We need to keep an eye on it. Michael
  8. I decided to look for the sources and knew I would see something predictable. But it was even worse than I thought. The sources are given in the subheadline: While looking at the article, I typed the word "official" in my brower's page search function and saw the term "official" was used 102 times. That's an amazing amount of times in an article of about 4,400 words or so, seeing that the vast majority of times were used as fact sources or quote sources. Seeing a number and seeing an item by item list give very different impressions. So here's a list of how this word was used. It's not a full list since I skipped some items. But all items below were copy/pasted directly from the article without repeating any item. (This means the beginning two, which are the same, were two different items in the article.) Very few names were given. In fact, the only officials named were Farkas, Rogers, Ruppersberger and Jaffer: These four were used very little as sources, though. Why so many anonymous officials as sources? I guess the idea was to make this article sound... well... official. Oh... incidentally, there were images, too: Wow, a Former Senior Intelligence Officer instead of an official... I guess that makes it official, then... LOL... What a piece of garbage... Michael
  9. This Twitter thread is extremely interesting. Click on the date in the tweet above to see the whole thing, but here is the text: Basically, since the left is losing its influence in the Supreme Court, it is making first efforts to invalidate the institution in order to enable Blue States to ignore Supreme Court rulings. That's why the NYT of all things published this current crap against Kavanaugh. Man, talk about a poorly thrown Hail Mary pass. Half-assed would be an improvement. Get your popcorn, folks. It's going to be quite a show watching the political left get ground into irrelevance (for a while) by the American people. Michael
  10. Jon, A cool million so far. Tim even thinks these souvenirs are going to be reminders for many people to go vote for him at voting time. Michael
  11. This says it all. NYT reporters aren't even pretending they're not hacks anymore. Michael
  12. Jonathan, I looked. Nothing but retweets. Lot's of 'em. (burp...) Michael
  13. They're trying to re-smear Kavanaugh with sex crime allegations. New York Times is doing it at that. Some eminent nobodies who work for the NYT wrote a new book that makes new claims and now the anti-Trumpers, especially the left, want to investigate Kavanaugh all over again and impeach him. I believe all the author nobodies really want to do is cause a splash to sell a few books before the title goes into the bargain bin. I'm not even going to provide links to this trash. When my conspiracy itch acts up, I start thinking this fake news media effort is to get the public warmed up for more of this kind of crap (i.e., habituated again) because President Trump will be replacing a Supreme Court justice before too long (probably RBG) and this level of smearing is exactly what they are going to do to his choice irrespective of who it is. Also, the Crazy Lady's father recently came out in support of Kavanaugh. Maybe this new smear is payback for that. Whatever it is, I hope they keep it up. In the 2020 election, President Trump will not even have to campaign to win by a landslide. They are doing his campaigning for him. Michael