Brant Gaede

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    Brant Gaede
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    Born in 1944 in Tucson, AZ. SF Aidman Vietnam combat veteran. Autodidact. Can drive the big rig. Hike and fly. Weep and write. Shoot and scoot.
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    Rand novels, The David, Shane, The Ox-Bow Incident, Forbidden Planet, Things to Come, The Wild Bunch, Oliver, Star Wars, Charade, North by Northwest, Psycho, Vertigo, Red River, Empire of the Sun, etc. Music: only the good stuff--e.g., Lynyrd Skynyrd "Simple Man"
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  1. Smart people being stupid - and fascist. --Brant
  2. Trump has always had access to all the info he needed including a lot of crap and didn't know or figure out what was factual and go with truth or revert to the truth respecting Covid. He unleashed the phony vaccines and the economic lockdowns. He was run over by bureaucrats with the help of his son-in-law. The last spoke to his essential political incompetence. --Brant will he actually work at being President next time or tweet away the presidency again? a lot of good things happened during his four years in office but boy oh boy was his backside shredded!
  3. Then at not. --Brant if you're fighting the criticism follows; if you're not it proceeds I enlisted in the army in September 1964 and was recruited into Special Forces in Basic Training n in jump School March 1965 the training NCO told us conventional forces were going in n the Marines landed in April I thought, 40,00 Americans died in Korea but they stopped it by drawing a line across the peninsula, how could d they do that in Vietnam does this mean 40,000 will die in Vietnam? but how will they stop it? look at those long borders naw, they can't be that stupid; they must've learned something I was 20 yo n two weeks I left Ft Benning on a bus to Ft m Bragg n passed the wooden barracks of the soldiers made famous by the Mel Gibson movie with some Air Cav soldiers lounging about wondering how many were going to die looking at dead men, I knew I was looking at dead men hoping I was wrong we arrived in SC on Sunday, my 21st birthday n no place to buy a celebratory drink, boy was I pissed at Ft Bragg I jumped into my short sheeted bunk before that the well made bunk had a cherry on top thus I was welcomed into the United States Army Special Forces I wasn't dumb; I volunteered for medical training and many months of hedonistic temporary duty at Ft Sam Houston Texas after of which I went to two months of hospital training at Ft Gordon GA and former President Eisenhower had a heart attack playing golf at Augusta (he kept hitting his balls into one tree n asked it be cut down n was refused but it became the Eisenhower Tree which out lived him} so I volunteered to help take care of him n I was taken to a blocked off corridor in this old WWIi wooden army hospital n left alone --five years before the most powerful man in the world--with him while he was sleeping all beneath a primitive beating heart monitor the next night they moved him into a large suite n several days later the brass sent down the prettiest army captain nurse to share the evening shift with me I kept out of his sight but one PM I saw an elephant with flowers sent to him by my hero Barry Goldwater so I walked up to it n put my Green Beret on its head, looked at Ike looking at me me looking back at the elephant then back at Ike then giving him a huge Eisenhower grin then walking out of view about a year n a half later he had a Readers Digest article saying I have seen the youth of America n I'm not worried about the future of our country! he died on my 25th birthday n I knew smoking had taken ten years off his life n that's the day I stopped smoking I smoked in the army because I figured I had a good chance of being killed in Vietnam so WTF?
  4. Trump the non-politician let the politicians walk all over him. We'll see if he's learned anything. Right now I'm not looking forward to 4 more years of tweets or their equivalent. --Brant
  5. People aren't taught to think so their natural default is to go with the herd. I once thought pre-school would lead to thinking school. Boy! Was I wrong! The pre-school I went to, founded by my Mother, was to socialize the kids. Tucson Community School was based on the Bank Street School in Manhattan. That's where my parents met IQ William Shockley for his daughter went there. (Late 1930s) My Mom told me his IQ was 130. In those days all the parents knew each other's IQ. --Brant I have a pic of WS paddling a canoe on Lake George with his daughter and my sister up front.
  6. Are u getting enough sleep? --Brant u r fighting human biology
  7. In medicine there are diseases and conditions. "Cases" refers to one or the other. The virus isn't a case. It's ancillary. It makes some diseases and conditions worse. These data are bogus. They don't tell us how many of the deaths would or wouldn't have happened with or not with the presence of the virus. --Brant
  8. I've never thought Lincoln was evil. His primary motivation was to preserve the Union. Emancipation was to keep the war going to a successful conclusion. That was the final necessary triumph of the Federalists and their Constitutional Convention. But Lincoln could have let the South go. --Brant
  9. Kennedy was also "illegally" elected. Vote fraud in Texas and Illinois. So far the worst President was Woodrow Wilson followed by Abraham Lincoln in terms of damage done. The first progressive President was Teddy Roosevelt. His Bull Moose 1912 candidacy got Wilson elected. --Brant
  10. A hodgepodge of ignorance, stupidity, irrelevance, questionable data with no philosophical tie in. He's gone anti-individualism, pro-collectivist, fascist and doesn't begin to know it. --Brant
  11. They're willing to hang him for a sheep. --Brant cover-up
  12. "Tacit." That's about as far from Ayn Rand as you can get and still claim any fundamental commonality. --Brant
  13. Never mind the starving child, when you find me starving in the wilderness take me to McDonalds. --Brant you won't need a philosopher, just a few bucks