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-Great Cultural Revolution
Dennis Prager: The Best Thing to Do to Retake America
[EpochTimes] The most frequent question people pose to me is: What can I/we do to fight back against the nihilistic anti-American destruction of virtually all the country's major institutions?

There is an answer.

The single best thing Americans can do to counter the left-wing attack on America‐against its freedoms, its schools, its families, its children, its governmental institutions, its sports, its news and entertainment media, its medical establishment, the CIA, the FBI, the State Department, and the military‐is to take their children out of America's schools.

Other than in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), the vast majority of America's elementary schools, high schools, colleges, and universities teach your child or grandchild almost nothing important; prematurely sexualize them, thereby robbing them of their innocence; and harm them intellectually and morally. They rarely teach them, for example, art or music because they are too busy teaching them race-centered hatred of whites, of America, and of America's values.

Sending your children to most American schools is playing Russian roulette with their values‐but unlike the gun in Russian roulette, which has a bullet in only one of its six chambers, the schools' guns hold four or five bullets.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/12/2021 09:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Even so-called STEM magnet schools are more about teaching kids to worship idiots like Hockey Stick Mann, Bill Nye, Al Gore and St. Fauxi. A really smart kid would be better of with a good polymath tutor.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 9:56 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ thanks to COVID, more and more families are realizing this.

Homeschooling is soaring. Approaching 10% of American

That's about 5x the number who were homeschooled as recently as 2000.

Eventually the public schools will collapse due to the revenue shortfall when 1/3 or more of the population opts out
Posted by: Beldar Shalet2673 || 06/12/2021 11:21 Comments || Top||

#3  emp the grid!
Posted by: Sluse Grealet9429 || 06/12/2021 13:35 Comments || Top||

#4  A really smart kid would be better of with a good polymath tutor.

The Khan Academy is a good place to start:
Posted by: SteveS || 06/12/2021 14:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Just did a year with Khan and math, pre-Algebra.

Solid, especially if your math and/or teaching skills need a bit more refinement. My disagreements were philosophical in nature, such as order of teaching, but it is far superior to Common Corp.

And that disagreement is as old as time, how to show the importance, relevancy, and usefulness in math to a student who was brought up to believe in its uselessness, "I'll never use Algebra/Trig/Geometry/etc! so what's the point?"

One was a play on what an olde math teacher called "Pick up Triangles" where a series of connected triangles was shown, and side and/or angle or 2 would be presented, and you had to find all other sides and angles. 3 rectangles were positioned to form a right triangle, one rectangle side was given, solve. So I go about doing my thing, but the lesson was to pick one of the 4 answers which made most sense and confirm.

I was like, "Hold up, that isn't solving, that's picking an answer, and that isn't how real life works. "You are building an overpass in Florida, should the supporting beams be A, B, D, or D?" " Explaining this to Daughter, this she agreed it was a bit flash for the chapter "My first Triangles" she hadn't been given the proper tools, the formulas and theorems, necessary to solve it, which she found frustrating rather than inspirational, so if you know your stuff, you will still want to stay on top of the daily lessons.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/12/2021 15:53 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ Yes. Khan Academy is the real deal. How it has not been compromised already I don't know.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 15:54 Comments || Top||

#7  #% Pedagogy is one of the ancient arts, along with medicine and philosophy itself. A healthy discipline has room for disagreement but what we have nowadays is go along to get along with the cathedral of nonsense.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 15:57 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ #5
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 15:57 Comments || Top||

-Short Attention Span Theater-
Biden: 'If You Don't Use The N-Word, You Ain't My Son!'
[2B or not 2B] An enraged Joe Biden attacked the media this morning for targeting his son over the use of N-word, stating that such language only confirmed that Hunter is, in fact, his son.

"Why in tarnation are these bright, articulate, clean-looking black people all upset? You know how I talk about black people, heck you've heard me saying this stuff for forty years! He's my son for crying out loud - if you don't do things like confuse being black with being poor, well then you ain't my son, bucko!"
Posted by: Jeremiah Uleack1446 || 06/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Up $1. This deprived family is beyond parody.
Posted by: Slinemble Spolulet6842 || 06/12/2021 0:05 Comments || Top||

Perhaps this was the word sought-after vice deprived

depraved dĭ-prāvd′►
adj. Morally corrupt; perverted.
Perverted; vitiated: as, a depraved appetite.
Morally bad; destitute of moral principle; corrupt; wicked: as, a depraved nature.
Posted by: Varmint Thaique1607 || 06/12/2021 2:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Whatever power or authority decreed this fool should be president of the United States must surely be proud. It truly is beyond any level of reasoned comprehension.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/12/2021 7:34 Comments || Top||

#4  It's both hilarious and sad that some people totally buy in to the notion certain words are like nerve gas, but only in certain contexts. The "N word" can cost you your job and everything you own, or it can be totally ignored. Oooooo-K!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 8:46 Comments || Top||

#5  pos . thats all they are
Posted by: Chris || 06/12/2021 20:21 Comments || Top||

Book Review - By Gaslight: A Novel
In which M. Murcek shares another happy discovery.
Some writers have only one good book in them. Some have several books but only one is good. A hard situation for the reader is when you finish a book that’s so good you want more, but you already know that’s not happening.

Steven Price’s By Gaslight: A Novel is that sort of book. A fictional account of detective agency scion William Pinkerton chasing a ghost that haunted his father across the Civil War to Victorian London, the book had me making a side trip to study the crime argot of the era. That was painful only because the book was hard to put down.

Books that force us to expand our knowledge of other times and places are always a good thing for the serious reader. Characterization, pacing, details that make the scenes very real are all in abundance. Sorting his father Allen’s papers after his death, William discovers the founder of modern detection’s bete noir, the shadowy criminal Edward Shade. Unsettled by the peculiar lengths his father employed trying to track down Shade, William travels to London following the few and meager clues he has. The story shifts back and forth from the Civil War to the Victorian era and it becomes clear that William’s past is enmeshed with Shade’s, though neither know it. Shade, like all members of "the flash," the criminal underworld of the Victorian era, only wants to survive.

William’s hunt unconsciously morphs from a search for Shade to a search for the parts of his father that he doesn’t understand. With a strained association to Scotland Yard, William becomes involved in London society high and low. The tension and camaraderie with his British counterparts is one of the best flavors of the story. As William notes inconsistencies in the clues he gathers, the story seems it will have no resolution. Then, like all the best crime novels, the case is solved like a thunderclap. Only the best writers finish out a story with a coda that isn’t necessarily part of the bigger story, but, like stretching and walking it off after a run, it leaves the reader winded but not in distress. Price does this as only the best can.

Steven Price is a Canadian poet. I’ve not gotten to his poetry, but I will. His other novel is Into That Darkness, a sci-fi story that’s extremely different from By Gaslight. It’s not available as an ebook so I haven’t read it but I’ll be looking for a used dead tree copy soon.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I’ve downloaded the Kindle sample chapters so that I don’t forget to check it out. Well written, M. — you have a gift. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/12/2021 9:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Humble blush over here. I love words and stories. Wish I was half as good at writing as reading.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 9:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Fantastic M. Murcek, going to check it out.

Been reading Michener's book Poland. It started as a weathervane for Centennial, and is enjoyable despite the uncomfortable current parallels in the 20th century section.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/12/2021 10:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Michener should be on any accomplished reader's bookshelf. Thanks for the compliment, S.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 11:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Thank you for this.
Posted by: These Forkbeard7574 || 06/12/2021 15:15 Comments || Top||

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Travel Log: Living traces of Alexander Nevsky: Theotokos-Rozhdestvensky monastery
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photos and narrative by Natalia Streltsova

[Regnum] The Mother of God Rozhdestvensky Monastery is located in the city of Vladimir. Founded by the Grand Duke Vsevolod the Big Nest on August 22, 1191, under Bishop Ivan of Suzdal. The monastery was built on an elevated site above the Klyazma River and is one of the oldest monasteries in the Russian land.

The monastery, before the heyday of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, was the largest center of the Ionic life of North-Eastern Russia.

The monastery witnessed events such as the invasion of the Tatar-Mongols. During the invasion of Khan Batu, the monastery was completely destroyed, and the abbot, Archimandrite Pakhomiy, with his brethren, accepted a martyr's death.

The monastery occupied an important place in history, both in church and public life. The abbots of the monastery participated in Moscow Church Councils and were often elected to various bishops' chairs. Until 1230 the monastery was headed by abbots. Later, an archimandry was established.

After his death, the holy relics of Alexander Nevsky rested for several centuries in the main monastery cathedral from 1237 to 1723. Later, by decree of Peter I, they were transferred to St. Petersburg.

Over the 830-year history of the monastery, many buildings on its territory were erected, destroyed and subsequently restored. On the territory of the monastery are located: the refectory church of the Nativity of Christ, a pretended chapel in honor of the icon of the Mother of God "Iverskaya", a bell tower with the temple of Alexander Nevsky, the church of the Nativity of the Prophet Forerunner and Baptist John, the diocesan administration, the church of St. Theophan the Recluse at the bishop's office. And also on the territory there are the chapel of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, a memorial cross, a seminary, a governor's building, a hotel and other buildings.

The monastery is located not far from the railway station and the bus station of the city of Vladimir along Bolshaya Moskovskaya street, house 68. The entrance to the monastery is free. Open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Divine services are held in the temple.

It is more convenient to get from Moscow to Vladimir by car and train. If you don't have your own car, you can buy a ticket for an express train, the price for one ticket is from 800 rubles, or the high-speed train "Lastochka", the ticket price is from 1300 rubles - and then the journey will take 1 hour and 43 minutes. A regular train takes more than three and a half hours, the ticket price is from 500 rubles.

Natalia Streltsova lives in Moscow

Photos at the link
Posted by: badanov || 06/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the woke actually take their turds with them when they travel WOW!
Posted by: Sluse Grealet9429 || 06/12/2021 13:44 Comments || Top||

#2  The place needs a little work looks to me. And how's the parking situation on weekends?
Posted by: jpal || 06/12/2021 16:27 Comments || Top||

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Medieval Weapons Master Rates 11 Weapons And Armor In Movies And TV
Posted by: badanov || 06/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  from armor to android sex dolls a close relationship!
Posted by: Sluse Grealet9429 || 06/12/2021 13:41 Comments || Top||

#2  The Chief, lying on the deck of the PBR in Apocalypse Now. "A... spear..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 15:49 Comments || Top||

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  ISIS member Abu Mohammed Al-Muhajir carried out suicide attack in Sebha, Libya.
Fri 2021-06-11
  Chinese miners kidnapped in Niger
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  France suspends aid, military support for Central African Republic
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