Free people own guns, slaves don’t

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Found at the Libertarian Christians web site:

This is an excerpt from the Supreme Court Dred Scott decision, that declared blacks cannot be real people because then they’d be able to bear arms and defend themselves, and then slaves of the same color then would see them with them, and this would encourage “discontent” among the slaves and might result in insubordination among them. This would be a danger to the “state”, said the Court.


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Escaping the Past

Vortex of Awesome

Spoiler alert!

I recently watched the new 11-22-1963 miniseries on Hulu. It was done really well. I will try not to give too much detail so I won’t completely ruin the story. It is set in today’s time and there is this mysterious portal to the past that is discovered by a friend of the main character. He uses the portal to go back in time to stop the Kennedy assassination. Well, here’s the spoiler….he stops Lee Harvey Oswald and saves Kennedy but when he comes back to 2016 he arrives in a world of chaos. Again, I don’t want to give too much detail but saving Kennedy screws up EVERYTHING.

This got me thinking about my past. I starting replaying all the screwed up decisions I’ve made over the years and all the mistakes I have made. We’ve all thought, “if only I could go back in time and…

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Just Do the Math

The Spirit of Fitness

Get ready! I am about to revolutionize your view on dieting! It is very complex so you will need to write this down.

Go ahead and grab a pencil….

I’m waiting…


Ok, here we go…

1. Eat calories

2. Burn calories

3. Subtract Burned Calories from Eaten Calories.

4. If it is a positive number you have gained weight. If it is a negative you have lost weight.

Whew! That was complex!

That is it. That is in totality all there is to dieting. It is simple math.

Each pound of fat consists of 3500 calories. How do I know this? Thats what the science nerds have told us. So if you want to lose weight you have to burn more calories than you take in.

If you eat 2000 calories a day and burn 2500 calories during the day you will have a deficit or negative calorie…

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Confusion: from the verb confundere ‘mingle together’

The Spirit of Fitness

Confusion can be extremely frustrating and taxing. I remember sitting in a math class when the teacher told us that any number to the zero power equals 1. Huh? Why? Who came up with this BS? I spent weeks trying to wrap my head around such an abstract concept and it drove me up the wall. I still to this day don’t understand why or how that rule works in mathematics but you know what I do know, Math.math_exp_zer_rule1360274494474
That confusion over one rule of mathematics sparked my brain into action and caused me to focus and learn. It created interest and put stress on my mind so that it had no choice but to grow and learn new things about math. I can now, thanks to my confused mind, compute complex real life equations in my head with a great deal of accuracy. If it were not for some…

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Fitness Defined

The Spirit of Fitness

Are you fit?  Do you want to be fit?  What are your fitness goals and dreams?

How do you define fitness?  I wonder…….


The condition of being physically fit and healthy. 


health, strength, robustness, sturdiness, hardiness, vigour, athleticism, toughness, ruggedness, physical fitness, muscularity, tone, good health, good condition, good shape, well-being, state of health, condition,  trim



The quality of being suitable to fulfil a particular role or task.


suitability, capability, competence, competency, proficiency, ability, aptitude

readiness, preparedness, qualification, eligibility, worthiness, appropriateness, adequacy


unfitness, unsuitability


Ripped – Having well-defined or well-developed muscles

Lean  – Thin, especially healthily so; having no superfluous fat

Beautiful – An ideal of physical beauty

Handsome – Good-looking

Oh yes, there are many definitions; we know that to pursue fitness, the only thing that matters is what it means to YOU.

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(The Rest of the) Rest of the Story

The Spirit of Something

This is in fact POSITIVE THINKING and WHY DO I BLOG Parts Three – Sixty One.

Fair warning, this is a long one; it rambles.  But if I post nothing else, this is the one what must be published.  For it is the true reason I’m here at all.

To summarize all other content previously presented, I’m on a passionate search for truth and understanding; about myself, my human spirit, and my universe.

Which began on my 61st birthday when I suddenly realized that I had no concrete answers to what I call THE BIG 6 questions about me and my life – who, what, when, where, why and how.

I firmly believe that every person from the first sentient human being is defined by this search.  That all of history; cultures/societies; thought/belief systems; religions; -ologies and -isms; literature/arts/music; sciences/disciplines/fields of study; governments/politics; sports/physical activities; etc. have been created, pursued…

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