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-Robert Gould Shaw was a Union Army officer in command of the war's first all-black infantry regiment, the 54th Massachusetts. He died July 18, 1863 in combat at age twenty five leading his unit in an assault on fortifications at Fort Wagner, which guarded Charleston, South Carolina's harbor.
+Robert Gould Shaw was a Union Army officer in command of the war's first all-black infantry regiment, the 54th Massachusetts. He died July 18, 1863 in combat leading his unit in an assault on fortifications at Fort Wagner, which defended the port of Charleston, South Carolina.
 
 A large bronze memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens was unveiled May 31, 1897 on Boston Common. Currently the monument is off-site for restoration following damage by Black Lives Matter (George Floyd) protestors on May 31, 2020.
 

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 A large bronze memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens was unveiled May 31, 1897 on Boston Common. Currently the monument is off-site for restoration following damage by Black Lives Matter (George Floyd) protestors on May 31, 2020.
 
 ---
+##Interlude
+
 I love Ann Coulter; she makes me laugh out loud. From her 6/17/20 column "YALE HAS TO GO!"
 <https://anncoulter.com/2020/06/17/yale-has-to-go/>:
 
@@ -17,6 +19,8 @@ them. They find it hilarious to destroy anything that happened
 before they got here."
 
 ---
+## Meditation
+
 What's sticking in my craw is the desecration this month of the 
 Robert Gould Shaw statue in Boston. Shaw trained up and then led into 
 combat the first all-Negro unit in the Union Army. He also died 

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 Robert Gould Shaw was a Union Army officer in command of the war's first all-black infantry regiment, the 54th Massachusetts. He died July 18, 1863 in combat at age twenty five leading his unit in an assault on fortifications at Fort Wagner, which guarded Charleston, South Carolina's harbor.
 
 A large bronze memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens was unveiled May 31, 1897 on Boston Common. Currently the monument is off-site for restoration following damage by Black Lives Matter (George Floyd) protestors on May 31, 2020.
+
+---
+I love Ann Coulter; she makes me laugh out loud. From her 6/17/20 column "YALE HAS TO GO!"
+<https://anncoulter.com/2020/06/17/yale-has-to-go/>:
+
+"Southerners could take justifiable pride in what everyone agrees was a better class of general and soldier."
+
+"My ancestors were abolitionists who fought for the Union, but you don't have to be a Southerner to care about Confederate monuments."
+
+"Not that long ago, nearly all Americans had pre-Civil War 
+ancestors. Not any more! Recent immigrants, by which I mean 
+people who arrived after 1865, think the country started with 
+them. They find it hilarious to destroy anything that happened 
+before they got here."
+
+---
+What's sticking in my craw is the desecration this month of the 
+Robert Gould Shaw statue in Boston. Shaw trained up and then led into 
+combat the first all-Negro unit in the Union Army. He also died 
+with most of them in action in South Carolina, unceremoniously 
+tossed into a graves pit along with the remains of his command.
+
+One has to do a little digging to understand who Shaw was to the 
+citizens of Boston; suffice to say stringing words such as 
+"hero" and "paragon" together doesn't come near to doing the job. He was the shining golden boy of one of Boston's oldest, and wealthiest families. Privately schooled in Europe and then Harvard he volunteered at the onset of the war, and was quickly identified as the perfect choice for the first commanding officer of Massachusett's first all-black infantry regiment.
+
+He was hands down a complete representative of all the absolute best that Boston had to offer in a young man of mark.
+
+What is the worth of a man? Do we have a calculus that can 
+express such a value? I ponder the topic of reparations, and I 
+say, let's just mark that bill PAID IN FULL.
+
+Lincoln's surveying work left him a numerate fellow. He could read 
+between the lines of the lists of casualty figures that streamed 
+into the War Department's telegraph office all day and night. Unlike many of his generals, he knew what he was reading. He did not find a 
+general who also understood it until Grant came into his service.
+
+Modern historians calculate the costs of military 
+carnage in terms of the number of fighters in one army who 
+must be sacrificed in combat to effect the expiration of one his opposite numbers in, of course, the opposing army. Clausewitz taught that winning a war was not a matter of gaining control of territory, but of destroying armies. The first to eradicate the other's army is 
+the victor. See Norman Davies' _No Simple Victory_ (2006) for more about this aspect of our history. If I could find my copy I would 
+tell you how many US Army soldiers were required to kill one 
+member of the German Wehrmacht (they were an expensive bunch to 
+eradicate). 
+
+Lincoln could see this in those casualty figures he sat with. He knew that as pricey as Confederate soldiers were in terms of the number of Union troops needed to send any one of them to their
+final reward, that the North had a large stock of young white 
+men from which to conscript whatever size army he would have to 
+offer up to the killing on the battlefield in order to 
+wipe out the Confederate forces. What he could not do was find a 
+general willing to fight war under such conditions, that is, 
+until he found Grant, who also understood the numbers and the 
+logic of attrition.
+
+But lets unfold what we are actually saying here. We are saying 
+that Civil War generals knew every time they ordered a troop advance 
+they were without fail sending hundreds and then thousands of 
+men to their death, and that slaughter was itself the 
+actual mechanism of wrenching victory out of the thing.
+Then I think, well if this knowledge of the certain death they 
+were ordering their men into was plain to the generals (well, 
+some of them, anyway) then surely it would have been plain to 
+many of the men of the line. Imagine: hundreds and thousands of 
+young white men marching with complete knowledge aforethought 
+that they were passing through their last day on this planet, 
+yet still obeying the order to advance when it came. How does a 
+price get attached to such actions?
+
+I need to check back in my sources but if I recall correctly 
+Robert Gould Shaw not only gave such orders (at Fort Wagner) to move forward, but died advancing next to the men he so ordered. 
+
+What price?
+
+PAID IN FULL
+
+nb. Col. Robert Gould Shaw fell in battle at age twenty five (25).
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-Robert Gould Shaw was a Union Army officer in command of the war's first all-black infantry regiment, the 54th Massachusetts. He died in combat at age twenty five leading his unit in an assault on fortifications at Fort Wagner, which guarded Charleston, South Carolina's harbor.
+Robert Gould Shaw was a Union Army officer in command of the war's first all-black infantry regiment, the 54th Massachusetts. He died July 18, 1863 in combat at age twenty five leading his unit in an assault on fortifications at Fort Wagner, which guarded Charleston, South Carolina's harbor.
+
+A large bronze memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens was unveiled May 31, 1897 on Boston Common. Currently the monument is off-site for restoration following damage by Black Lives Matter (George Floyd) protestors on May 31, 2020.

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-Robert Gould Shaw was a Union Army officer in command of the war's first all-black infantry regiment, the 54th Massachusetts. He died in combat at age twenty five leading his unit in an assault on fortifications at Fort Wagner, which guarded Charleston, Suuth Carolina's harbor.
+Robert Gould Shaw was a Union Army officer in command of the war's first all-black infantry regiment, the 54th Massachusetts. He died in combat at age twenty five leading his unit in an assault on fortifications at Fort Wagner, which guarded Charleston, South Carolina's harbor.

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-Robert Gould Shaw was a Union Army officer in command of the war's first all-black infantry regiment, the 54th Massachusetts.
+Robert Gould Shaw was a Union Army officer in command of the war's first all-black infantry regiment, the 54th Massachusetts. He died in combat at age twenty five leading his unit in an assault on fortifications at Fort Wagner, which guarded Charleston, Suuth Carolina's harbor.

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-Robert Gould Shaw was a Union Army officer in command of the war's first all-black infantry regiment, the 54th Massachusets.
+Robert Gould Shaw was a Union Army officer in command of the war's first all-black infantry regiment, the 54th Massachusetts.

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+Robert Gould Shaw was a Union Army officer in command of the war's first all-black infantry regiment, the 54th Massachusets.

Afterthought
diff --git a/posts/Who_started_all_this__63__.mdwn b/posts/Who_started_all_this__63__.mdwn
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@@ -14,5 +14,20 @@ Since the Global Wackadoo Environmental Mania holds that the only hope for savin
 
 *Would a scientist of Ferguson's professional reputation put it in jeopardy to help his girl friend's favorite cause?*
 
+Afterthought
+
+Here's what I think **really happened**; the girl
+friend (a German blonde veritable bombshell of a
+babe) whispered in Neil's ear, "You know honey,
+I'd be very happy to not just blow you every day,
+but also TO SWALLOW when I do it, IF you'd be
+kind enough to put some really terrifying
+projections out there for the novel bug. How
+about that?" At which point Neil would already be
+hobbling across the room trying to get his pants
+off at the same time...
+
+
+
 
 

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@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ Now we are treated to the datapoint containing the identity of his current mistr
 
 So one theory is that many, like Mr. Trump, were sufficiently impressed by that 2.2. million figure to agree to harsh wide-ranging curtailment of all forms of economic activity, all in the name of supporting the "social distancing" claimed by experts like Mr. Ferguson to be the only effective response to the outbreak.
 
-Aye but therein's the rub, because the expert had some days later to revise downwards his casualty estimates; it seems he had not added into his calculations the beneficent effect a thorough-going campaign of social disstancing would produce.
+Aye but therein's the rub, because the expert had some days later to revise downwards his casualty estimates; it seems he had not added into his calculations the beneficent effect a thorough-going campaign of social distancing would produce.
 
 Since the Global Wackadoo Environmental Mania holds that the only hope for saving the earth is to clamp down on 1) the number of humans roaming around the planet, and also on 2) all the noxious activities in which they engage solely for the sake of creating HUGE piles of legal tender, one should ask, as many conspiracy theorists already have, would said wackadoo activists put out bogus "scientific" projections in order to frighten the rest of us into accepting their huge social engineering of our lives to Save The Earth?
 

diff --git a/posts/Who_started_all_this__63__.mdwn b/posts/Who_started_all_this__63__.mdwn
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-About a couple of weeks ago I asked a friend, a fairly clue-enabled fellow, don't cha know? who it was who first suggested, as a strategy for confronting THE VIRUS, that we just "shut down the economy." He thought the idea came from The White House, from Donald Trump hisself. I took this under advisement, so to speak, since my friend never had any but harsh words for the President.
+###### Executive Summary: Would a scientist of Ferguson's professional reputation put it in jeopardy to help his girl friend's favorite cause?
+
+A couple of weeks ago I asked a friend, a fairly clue-enabled fellow, don't cha know?, who was it who **first** suggested, as a strategy for confronting THE VIRUS, that we just "shut down the economy?" He thought the idea came from The White House, from Donald Trump hisself. I took this under advisement, so to speak, since my friend never had any but harsh words for the President.
+
+This very question was raised this afternoon on talk radio, in light of the [fall from grace](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Ferguson_) of the British scientist Neil Ferguson, already infamous for his hugely erroneous first estimates of the death tolls to be expected from THE VIRUS (if I recall correctly, 2.2 million Americans and 500,000 Britons).
+
+Now we are treated to the datapoint containing the identity of his current mistress; she is a high-level (opera-star quality, a diva) activist in progressive politics (notably global-warming).
+
+So one theory is that many, like Mr. Trump, were sufficiently impressed by that 2.2. million figure to agree to harsh wide-ranging curtailment of all forms of economic activity, all in the name of supporting the "social distancing" claimed by experts like Mr. Ferguson to be the only effective response to the outbreak.
+
+Aye but therein's the rub, because the expert had some days later to revise downwards his casualty estimates; it seems he had not added into his calculations the beneficent effect a thorough-going campaign of social disstancing would produce.
+
+Since the Global Wackadoo Environmental Mania holds that the only hope for saving the earth is to clamp down on 1) the number of humans roaming around the planet, and also on 2) all the noxious activities in which they engage solely for the sake of creating HUGE piles of legal tender, one should ask, as many conspiracy theorists already have, would said wackadoo activists put out bogus "scientific" projections in order to frighten the rest of us into accepting their huge social engineering of our lives to Save The Earth?
+
+*Would a scientist of Ferguson's professional reputation put it in jeopardy to help his girl friend's favorite cause?*
+
+
+

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+About a couple of weeks ago I asked a friend, a fairly clue-enabled fellow, don't cha know? who it was who first suggested, as a strategy for confronting THE VIRUS, that we just "shut down the economy." He thought the idea came from The White House, from Donald Trump hisself. I took this under advisement, so to speak, since my friend never had any but harsh words for the President.

diff --git a/posts/Just_A_Moment__44___Please.mdwn b/posts/Just_A_Moment__44___Please.mdwn
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@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ Back before the End Of The World as we knew it I would several times a week tune
 
 I had to ask myself, while listening, is this a man we want bandying thoughts about the nation's public heatlh policies to an audience of at least hundreds of thousands? Or, for that matter, do we want to hear Jake Tapper or Sean Hannity spouting off about it either? These men are, with regard to the natural sciences (and using the latest au courant nomenclature) "developmentally different." In short they are morons.
 
-I doubt Howie Carr has ever held a slide rule or an abacus in his hands. Can it be in any sense a good thing that the public "discussion" of the open/close-the-economy question has calcified into the latest ultra-polarized political football, such that the SJW and virtue-signalers now comprise the core of our ink-stained wretches' cyber editions of the "news?" Casting the open/close question as a binary "throw the switch" choice invites huge misunderstandings for a large group or people who do not yet understand, say, time zones!
+I doubt Howie Carr has ever held a slide rule or an abacus in his hands. Can it be in any sense a good thing that the public "discussion" of the open/close-the-economy question has calcified into the latest ultra-polarized political football, such that the SJW and virtue-signalers now comprise the core of our ink-stained wretches' cyber editions of the "news?" Casting the open/close question as a binary "throw the switch" choice invites huge misunderstandings for a large group of people who do not yet understand, say, time zones!
 
 We are far from an understanding of the bug's biology that might suitably inform the public policy choices that now have so many bowels in uproarious states. Is it likely the bug might respond coherently, so to speak, to binary off/on throw-the-switch changes made by humans? Mother Nature has a way of chastening any hubris that might suppose so. She will look at our inane policy fumblings and think to Herself, "Oh really? Is that how you insane humans think I work? Really? Well hold on to your hats you silly bozos and WATCH THIS!" -- at which point an incomprehensible unfolding of a Catch-22  of beyond-epic proportions -- one we could never dream of -- disrobes in front of our oh-so-easily dazzled eyes.
 

diff --git a/posts/Just_A_Moment__44___Please.mdwn b/posts/Just_A_Moment__44___Please.mdwn
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@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ Back before the End Of The World as we knew it I would several times a week tune
 
 I had to ask myself, while listening, is this a man we want bandying thoughts about the nation's public heatlh policies to an audience of at least hundreds of thousands? Or, for that matter, do we want to hear Jake Tapper or Sean Hannity spouting off about it either? These men are, with regard to the natural sciences (and using the latest au courant nomenclature) "developmentally different." In short they are morons.
 
-I doubt Howie Carr has ever held a slide rule or an abacus in his hands. Can it be in any sense a good thing that the public "discussion" of the open/close-the-economy question has calcified into the latest ultra-polarized political football, such that the SJW and virtue-signalers are now comprise the core of our ink-stained wretches' cyber editions of the "news?" Casting the open/close question as a binary "throw the switch" choice invites huge misunderstandings for a large group or people who do not yet understand, say, time zones!
+I doubt Howie Carr has ever held a slide rule or an abacus in his hands. Can it be in any sense a good thing that the public "discussion" of the open/close-the-economy question has calcified into the latest ultra-polarized political football, such that the SJW and virtue-signalers now comprise the core of our ink-stained wretches' cyber editions of the "news?" Casting the open/close question as a binary "throw the switch" choice invites huge misunderstandings for a large group or people who do not yet understand, say, time zones!
 
 We are far from an understanding of the bug's biology that might suitably inform the public policy choices that now have so many bowels in uproarious states. Is it likely the bug might respond coherently, so to speak, to binary off/on throw-the-switch changes made by humans? Mother Nature has a way of chastening any hubris that might suppose so. She will look at our inane policy fumblings and think to Herself, "Oh really? Is that how you insane humans think I work? Really? Well hold on to your hats you silly bozos and WATCH THIS!" -- at which point an incomprehensible unfolding of a Catch-22  of beyond-epic proportions -- one we could never dream of -- disrobes in front of our oh-so-easily dazzled eyes.
 

diff --git a/posts/Just_A_Moment__44___Please.mdwn b/posts/Just_A_Moment__44___Please.mdwn
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+++ b/posts/Just_A_Moment__44___Please.mdwn
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ Back before the End Of The World as we knew it I would several times a week tune
 
 I had to ask myself, while listening, is this a man we want bandying thoughts about the nation's public heatlh policies to an audience of at least hundreds of thousands? Or, for that matter, do we want to hear Jake Tapper or Sean Hannity spouting off about it either? These men are, with regard to the natural sciences (and using the latest au courant nomenclature) "developmentally different." In short they are morons.
 
-I doubt Howie Carr has ever held a slide rule or an abacus in his hands. Can it be in any sense a good thing that the public "discussion" of the open/close-the-economy question has calcified into the latest ultra=polarized political football, such that the SJW and virtue-signalers are now at the centre of our ink-stained wretches' cyber editions of the "news?" Casting the open/close question as a binary "throw the switch" choice invites huge misunderstandings into a group or people who do not yet understand, say, time zones!
+I doubt Howie Carr has ever held a slide rule or an abacus in his hands. Can it be in any sense a good thing that the public "discussion" of the open/close-the-economy question has calcified into the latest ultra-polarized political football, such that the SJW and virtue-signalers are now comprise the core of our ink-stained wretches' cyber editions of the "news?" Casting the open/close question as a binary "throw the switch" choice invites huge misunderstandings for a large group or people who do not yet understand, say, time zones!
 
-It's difficult to express in polite language how far we are from an understanding of the bug's biology that might come close to something suitable to inform the public policy choices that so bowels in upraorious states. Is it likely the bug responds to binary off/on throw-the-switch changes made by humans? Mother Nature has a way of chastening any hubris that might suppose so. She will look at our inane policy fumblings and think to Herself, "Oh really? Is that how you insane humans think I work? Really? Well hold on to your hats you silly bozos and WATCH THIS1" -- at which point some egregious unfolding of a Catch-22 we could never dream of disrobs in front of our os-so-easily dazzled eyes1
+We are far from an understanding of the bug's biology that might suitably inform the public policy choices that now have so many bowels in uproarious states. Is it likely the bug might respond coherently, so to speak, to binary off/on throw-the-switch changes made by humans? Mother Nature has a way of chastening any hubris that might suppose so. She will look at our inane policy fumblings and think to Herself, "Oh really? Is that how you insane humans think I work? Really? Well hold on to your hats you silly bozos and WATCH THIS!" -- at which point an incomprehensible unfolding of a Catch-22  of beyond-epic proportions -- one we could never dream of -- disrobes in front of our oh-so-easily dazzled eyes.
 

NEW SUTFF
diff --git a/posts/Just_A_Moment__44___Please.mdwn b/posts/Just_A_Moment__44___Please.mdwn
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@@ -2,4 +2,7 @@ Back before the End Of The World as we knew it I would several times a week tune
 
 I had to ask myself, while listening, is this a man we want bandying thoughts about the nation's public heatlh policies to an audience of at least hundreds of thousands? Or, for that matter, do we want to hear Jake Tapper or Sean Hannity spouting off about it either? These men are, with regard to the natural sciences (and using the latest au courant nomenclature) "developmentally different." In short they are morons.
 
-I doubt Howie Carr has ever held a slide rule or an abacus in his hands.
+I doubt Howie Carr has ever held a slide rule or an abacus in his hands. Can it be in any sense a good thing that the public "discussion" of the open/close-the-economy question has calcified into the latest ultra=polarized political football, such that the SJW and virtue-signalers are now at the centre of our ink-stained wretches' cyber editions of the "news?" Casting the open/close question as a binary "throw the switch" choice invites huge misunderstandings into a group or people who do not yet understand, say, time zones!
+
+It's difficult to express in polite language how far we are from an understanding of the bug's biology that might come close to something suitable to inform the public policy choices that so bowels in upraorious states. Is it likely the bug responds to binary off/on throw-the-switch changes made by humans? Mother Nature has a way of chastening any hubris that might suppose so. She will look at our inane policy fumblings and think to Herself, "Oh really? Is that how you insane humans think I work? Really? Well hold on to your hats you silly bozos and WATCH THIS1" -- at which point some egregious unfolding of a Catch-22 we could never dream of disrobs in front of our os-so-easily dazzled eyes1
+

diff --git a/posts/Just_A_Moment__44___Please.mdwn b/posts/Just_A_Moment__44___Please.mdwn
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+Back before the End Of The World as we knew it I would several times a week tune into Howie Carr's talk-radio show out of Boston. Then, due to the advent of THE BUG, I missed a coupla-few weeks but returned earlier this week. It was a chilling experience.
+
+I had to ask myself, while listening, is this a man we want bandying thoughts about the nation's public heatlh policies to an audience of at least hundreds of thousands? Or, for that matter, do we want to hear Jake Tapper or Sean Hannity spouting off about it either? These men are, with regard to the natural sciences (and using the latest au courant nomenclature) "developmentally different." In short they are morons.
+
+I doubt Howie Carr has ever held a slide rule or an abacus in his hands.

diff --git a/posts/Well_I_Never.mdwn b/posts/Well_I_Never.mdwn
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+Stoopid virus, stoopid blog, STOOPD ME.

diff --git a/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn b/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn
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--- a/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn
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@@ -12,6 +12,8 @@ The philosophical foundations of modern Leftist political action is to be found
 
 Next up is [Bernie Sanders is the front-runner because of how we raised our kids](https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/23/bernie-sanders-is-the-front-runner-because-of-how-we-raised-our-kids.html?__source=sharebar%7Cfacebook&par=sharebar&fbclid=IwAR3PBPhSj4ICMRr7zuQNEH3EH48fx_V5oGdBGc3WjAcw7EfEkseYena_NXI).
 
+It is rare for an op-ed to become the dominant topic on the [Providence morning drive-time AM talk radio program](https://www.997wpro.com/tara-granahan/), but this one did. Checkitout.
+
 
 
 

diff --git a/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn b/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn
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@@ -10,11 +10,7 @@ I have not "kept up" with this school of thought, but somewhere in this cluttere
 
 The philosophical foundations of modern Leftist political action is to be found in Critical Theory, especially as articulated by Marcuse. Now you know enough to read the article linked above.
 
-Next up is [Bernie Sanders is the front-runner because of how we raised our kids](https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/23/bernie-sanders-is-t
-he-front-runner-because-of-how-we-raised-our-kids.h
-tml?__source=sharebar%7Cfacebook&par=sharebar&fbcli
-d=IwAR3PBPhSj4ICMRr7zuQNEH3EH48fx_V5oGdBGc3WjAcw7Ef
-EkseYena_NXI).
+Next up is [Bernie Sanders is the front-runner because of how we raised our kids](https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/23/bernie-sanders-is-the-front-runner-because-of-how-we-raised-our-kids.html?__source=sharebar%7Cfacebook&par=sharebar&fbclid=IwAR3PBPhSj4ICMRr7zuQNEH3EH48fx_V5oGdBGc3WjAcw7EfEkseYena_NXI).
 
 
 

diff --git a/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn b/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn
index f044ba6..ee1e3b2 100644
--- a/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn
@@ -10,6 +10,12 @@ I have not "kept up" with this school of thought, but somewhere in this cluttere
 
 The philosophical foundations of modern Leftist political action is to be found in Critical Theory, especially as articulated by Marcuse. Now you know enough to read the article linked above.
 
+Next up is [Bernie Sanders is the front-runner because of how we raised our kids](https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/23/bernie-sanders-is-t
+he-front-runner-because-of-how-we-raised-our-kids.h
+tml?__source=sharebar%7Cfacebook&par=sharebar&fbcli
+d=IwAR3PBPhSj4ICMRr7zuQNEH3EH48fx_V5oGdBGc3WjAcw7Ef
+EkseYena_NXI).
+
 
 
 

diff --git a/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn b/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn
index 04f0258..f044ba6 100644
--- a/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn
@@ -1 +1,15 @@
-Here are a couple of things worth ending out to your liberal um friends.
+Here are a couple of things worth sending out to your liberal um friends.
+
+First up is [Postcard From Pre-Totalitarian America](https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/postcard-from-pre-totalitarian-america/).
+
+a) If the phrase "Critical Theory" is unfamiliar to you then you have a good solid three months' (minimum) hard catch-up study awaiting you. 
+
+b) If the name "Herbert Marcuse" is also unfamiliar to you then see "a" above.
+
+I have not "kept up" with this school of thought, but somewhere in this cluttered home is my first edition hardbound copy of Marcuse's _One-Dimensional Man_ (1964), purchased in 1965 or '66. As an MIT undergrad supremely fortunate enough to sit in the classroom of the now-late and much lamented professor of history there Bruce Mazlish I was steered towards Marcuse's previous magnum opus _Eros and Civiization_ (1955).
+
+The philosophical foundations of modern Leftist political action is to be found in Critical Theory, especially as articulated by Marcuse. Now you know enough to read the article linked above.
+
+
+
+

diff --git a/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn b/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn
new file mode 100644
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+++ b/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+Here are a couple of things worth ending out to your liberal um friends.

diff --git a/posts/God_Bless_Talk_Radio.mdwn b/posts/God_Bless_Talk_Radio.mdwn
index 2fbf6e1..1c64f9c 100644
--- a/posts/God_Bless_Talk_Radio.mdwn
+++ b/posts/God_Bless_Talk_Radio.mdwn
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
 I am a radio guy. Always have been. I would lie awake and listen to Jean Shepherd live bouncing his powerful New York City AM signal off the ionosphere. It came in just outside of Boston like a ton of bricks. "Five by five" to use the military jargon (which I hope I am using correctly).
 
-Check this out:
+Check this out, courtesy the lovely [Tara Granahan](https://www.997wpro.com/tara-granahan/), Providence's morning talk-babe and all-around good egg:
 
 [https://twitter.com/i/status/1222203882987753472](https://twitter.com/i/status/1222203882987753472)
 
-Which raises the question: when did the Weather Channel become a communist propganda outlet?
+Which raises the question: when did the Weather Channel become a communist propaganda outlet?

diff --git a/posts/God_Bless_Talk_Radio.mdwn b/posts/God_Bless_Talk_Radio.mdwn
index 2a6c589..2fbf6e1 100644
--- a/posts/God_Bless_Talk_Radio.mdwn
+++ b/posts/God_Bless_Talk_Radio.mdwn
@@ -1,3 +1,7 @@
 I am a radio guy. Always have been. I would lie awake and listen to Jean Shepherd live bouncing his powerful New York City AM signal off the ionosphere. It came in just outside of Boston like a ton of bricks. "Five by five" to use the military jargon (which I hope I am using correctly).
 
-To be continued...
+Check this out:
+
+[https://twitter.com/i/status/1222203882987753472](https://twitter.com/i/status/1222203882987753472)
+
+Which raises the question: when did the Weather Channel become a communist propganda outlet?

diff --git a/posts/God_Bless_Talk_Radio.mdwn b/posts/God_Bless_Talk_Radio.mdwn
new file mode 100644
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/God_Bless_Talk_Radio.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,3 @@
+I am a radio guy. Always have been. I would lie awake and listen to Jean Shepherd live bouncing his powerful New York City AM signal off the ionosphere. It came in just outside of Boston like a ton of bricks. "Five by five" to use the military jargon (which I hope I am using correctly).
+
+To be continued...

diff --git a/posts/Jay_Sekulow.mdwn b/posts/Jay_Sekulow.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..6eeb49d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/Jay_Sekulow.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+Be sure to watch the video clip on [this page](https://www.nysun.com/editorials/sekulow-nails-it-why-are-we-here/90983).

diff --git a/posts/Flight_752.mdwn b/posts/Flight_752.mdwn
index c335881..b23e16a 100644
--- a/posts/Flight_752.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Flight_752.mdwn
@@ -1 +1 @@
-[A discussion of transponders](bit.ly/3a7zqyh) on [Forbes' website](https://www.forbes.com). The suggestion is made that perhaps the flight crew was changing the transponder "squawk" code and had thus momentarily disabled that device. *But it's late, and I haven't read the whole article.*
+[A discussion of transponders](https://bit.ly/3a7zqyh) on [Forbes' website](https://www.forbes.com). The suggestion is made that perhaps the flight crew was changing the transponder "squawk" code and had thus momentarily disabled that device. *But it's late, and I haven't read the whole article.*

diff --git a/posts/Flight_752.mdwn b/posts/Flight_752.mdwn
new file mode 100644
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/Flight_752.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+[A discussion of transponders](bit.ly/3a7zqyh) on [Forbes' website](https://www.forbes.com). The suggestion is made that perhaps the flight crew was changing the transponder "squawk" code and had thus momentarily disabled that device. *But it's late, and I haven't read the whole article.*

diff --git a/posts/Well_well_well.mdwn b/posts/Well_well_well.mdwn
index 83e5d88..066337c 100644
--- a/posts/Well_well_well.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Well_well_well.mdwn
@@ -23,6 +23,14 @@ The question of the transponder has not however been lost. From [the NY Times:](
 
 "Tor" is the code-name for the Iranian anti-aircraft system that was evidently in play. I suggest we all stay tuned for more on this question of transponders and "jamming."
 
+---
+[Found this tonight.](https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2020/01/09/video-appa
+rently-showing-flight-ps572-missile-strike-geolocated-to-i
+ranian-suburb/?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj67byztP_mAhUPV8AKHf5JB5YQF
+jABegQICRAB)
+
+Still going through the comments but transponders do not appear to figure prominently in the speculation.
+
 
 
 

diff --git a/posts/Well_well_well.mdwn b/posts/Well_well_well.mdwn
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@@ -0,0 +1,30 @@
+I began this post about an hour ago. Then I came across something strange. I believe the AP story (linked below) as presented on the WWW may have been edited to remove any mention of "jamming" radio signals around Tehran.
+
+When I first read the AP story this was mentioned, but, as everyone knows, every civilian flight bears a "transponder" -- a radio device that constantly emits a signal identifying the plane and the flight it is on.
+
+I went to cite this passage from the AP story, and it is poof gone! Here is how I began this first version of this post, and you can see where I broke off typing to retrieve the AP story language mentioning jamming of radio signals:
+
+---
+
+Although [Drudge](http://drudgereport.com) has notoriously taken a hard turn left-ward, he gets props and a h/t for [linking](https://apnews.com/ef423e4deec0ec35442d39c21474d7f7) an AP article on the debacle of the Iranian shoot-down of a civilian flight out of Tehran's airport. AP, in its turn seems also to have done the right thing, and written a piece of informed news reporting, rather than the partisan cant they seem unable to avoid these days. The article brings out this fascinating fact:
+
+---
+
+The question of the transponder has not however been lost. From [the NY Times:](https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/11/world/middleeast/plane-crash.html?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjLrITL2f7mAhUGBKYKHak-B-IQFjABegQICRAB )
+
+>The Tor software relied on radar and visual
+   identification of a plane as well as the
+   identification signals from the transponder, John
+   Cox, an accident investigator and former pilot
+   who is the chief executive of Safety Operating
+   Systems, said. If the identification is incorrect
+   or absent from the plane, Mr. Cox said, the
+   system "will declare it a threat."
+
+"Tor" is the code-name for the Iranian anti-aircraft system that was evidently in play. I suggest we all stay tuned for more on this question of transponders and "jamming."
+
+
+
+
+
+

diff --git a/posts/Today__39__s_Broadside.mdwn b/posts/Today__39__s_Broadside.mdwn
index b406ad0..978cfe8 100644
--- a/posts/Today__39__s_Broadside.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Today__39__s_Broadside.mdwn
@@ -2,11 +2,9 @@ I just sent this out to my vast empire of devout followers:
 
 ----
 
->From bob@fanatick.org Sat Jan 11 12:09:59 2020
-From: Bob Bernstein <bob@fanatick.org>
-To: Bob Bernstein <bob@dontlooknowbut.com>
-Subject: Those wacky Iranians
-Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 12:09:34
+From: Bob Bernstein <bob@fanatick.org><br>
+Subject: Those wacky Iranians<br>
+Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 12:09:34<br>
 User-Agent: Alpine 2.21 (DEB 202 2017-01-01)
 
 >Thursday afternoon (1/9/2020), as speculation grew around the 

diff --git a/posts/Today__39__s_Broadside.mdwn b/posts/Today__39__s_Broadside.mdwn
new file mode 100644
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+++ b/posts/Today__39__s_Broadside.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,53 @@
+I just sent this out to my vast empire of devout followers:
+
+----
+
+>From bob@fanatick.org Sat Jan 11 12:09:59 2020
+From: Bob Bernstein <bob@fanatick.org>
+To: Bob Bernstein <bob@dontlooknowbut.com>
+Subject: Those wacky Iranians
+Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 12:09:34
+User-Agent: Alpine 2.21 (DEB 202 2017-01-01)
+
+>Thursday afternoon (1/9/2020), as speculation grew around the 
+Ukrainian "plane crash,"  I emailed a friend who had confessed 
+to feeling anxious about the possible fallout ("war") from the 
+kill-shot made at Baghdad airport, taking out the Iranian 
+"general:":
+
+>"Just heard a story is now out suggesting the Uke plane was shot 
+down by Iran "by mistake."
+
+>"Their clones of Russian antiAA/antiMissile weapons?"
+
+>I knew I had read some time ago the Iranians claimed to have 
+cloned the Russian S-300 air defense system, and even touted 
+their clone as superior to the Russian original.
+
+>I've located a pertinent article. I am not familiar with the 
+source, and since it is long I have not read the whole thing. 
+But it contains the key point, typical of the inane boasting we 
+first heard from Baghdad Bob:
+
+>"The Iranian designed and built Sayyad 3 missile for the 
+Bavar-373 appears to be the same size and shape as the S-300 
+missile and carried in similar canisters. Iran insists that 
+Bavar-373 is superior to the S-300. Now that Russia has 
+delivered S-300s Iran will be under pressure have to reveal if 
+it believes its own propaganda about which system is superior."
+
+><https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htada/20170816.aspx>
+
+
+>--<br> 
+>"Our noble republic, founded by free men with a
+cold-eyed appreciation of human weakness, has
+fallen to smiley-face happy talkers bleating
+sentimental cant...Idiots!"
+
+>John Derbyshire
+
+----
+
+Mark Levin has suggested, as an update of "Baghdad Bob," **Tehran Nancy**.
+

diff --git a/index.mdwn b/index.mdwn
index d7f13a0..2ba62a1 100644
--- a/index.mdwn
+++ b/index.mdwn
@@ -8,4 +8,5 @@
 actions=yes rootpage="posts"]]
 
 Duckman is channeled by [bob.bernstein@yahoo.com](mailto://bob.bernstein@yahoo.com)
+
 [Out-of-date, abbreviated CV](https://zeus.jtan.com/~wingnut/RobertBernstein.html)

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index 2fed6cf..c6079cb 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ Bridgman wanted to find a way individuals isolated in their inevitable solipsism
 
 to be continued...
 
-To further complicate things, I am driven to ask: "Is it incumbent on those of us who put great stock in the idea of "physical reality" to also make the case for the idea of "objective reality?" as if the former were, perhaps, one species of the latter?" I need to gird my loins and find the courage to tackle the Stanford Encyclopedia [article on physicalism](https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/physicalism/).
+To further complicate things, I am driven to ask: *"Is it incumbent on those of us who put great stock in the idea of "physical reality" to also make the case for the idea of "objective reality?"*, as if the former were, perhaps, one species of the latter. I need to gird my loins and find the courage to tackle the Stanford Encyclopedia [article on physicalism](https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/physicalism/).
 
 Yes, I am painfully aware that I have more than likely mixed apples and oranges now in this rambling poor excuse for a discussion. It is the question, again of what if any intellectual kinship exists between the ideas of "the absolute," and "objective reality." As already asked, does a belief in objective reality presuppose participation in some sort of absolutism?
 

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index a787884..2fed6cf 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ Bridgman wanted to find a way individuals isolated in their inevitable solipsism
 
 to be continued...
 
-To further complicate things, I am driven to ask: "Is it incumbent on those of us who put great stock in the idea of "physical reality" to also make the case for the idea of "objective reality," as if the former were, perhaps, one species of the latter?" I need to gird my loins and find the courage to tackle the Stanford Encyclopedia [article on physicalism](https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/physicalism/).
+To further complicate things, I am driven to ask: "Is it incumbent on those of us who put great stock in the idea of "physical reality" to also make the case for the idea of "objective reality?" as if the former were, perhaps, one species of the latter?" I need to gird my loins and find the courage to tackle the Stanford Encyclopedia [article on physicalism](https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/physicalism/).
 
 Yes, I am painfully aware that I have more than likely mixed apples and oranges now in this rambling poor excuse for a discussion. It is the question, again of what if any intellectual kinship exists between the ideas of "the absolute," and "objective reality." As already asked, does a belief in objective reality presuppose participation in some sort of absolutism?
 

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index 33d6603..a787884 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ Bridgman wanted to find a way individuals isolated in their inevitable solipsism
 
 to be continued...
 
-To further complicate things, I am driven to ask: "Is it incumbent on those of us who put great stock in the idea of "physical reality" to also make the case for the idea of "objective reality," as if the former were, perhaps, one species of the latter? I need to gird my loins and find the courage to tackle the Stanford Encyclopedia [article on physicalism](https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/physicalism/).
+To further complicate things, I am driven to ask: "Is it incumbent on those of us who put great stock in the idea of "physical reality" to also make the case for the idea of "objective reality," as if the former were, perhaps, one species of the latter?" I need to gird my loins and find the courage to tackle the Stanford Encyclopedia [article on physicalism](https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/physicalism/).
 
 Yes, I am painfully aware that I have more than likely mixed apples and oranges now in this rambling poor excuse for a discussion. It is the question, again of what if any intellectual kinship exists between the ideas of "the absolute," and "objective reality." As already asked, does a belief in objective reality presuppose participation in some sort of absolutism?
 

diff --git a/index.mdwn b/index.mdwn
index 8512eae..d7f13a0 100644
--- a/index.mdwn
+++ b/index.mdwn
@@ -7,4 +7,5 @@
 [[!inline pages="page(./posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show="10"
 actions=yes rootpage="posts"]]
 
-Duckman is channelled by [bob.bernstein@yahoo.com](mailto://bob.bernstein@yahoo.com)
+Duckman is channeled by [bob.bernstein@yahoo.com](mailto://bob.bernstein@yahoo.com)
+[Out-of-date, abbreviated CV](https://zeus.jtan.com/~wingnut/RobertBernstein.html)

diff --git a/posts/Random_Non-Soothing_Thoughts.mdwn b/posts/Random_Non-Soothing_Thoughts.mdwn
index 7f9d7f9..fe38318 100644
--- a/posts/Random_Non-Soothing_Thoughts.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Random_Non-Soothing_Thoughts.mdwn
@@ -5,8 +5,7 @@ The Iranians have never touched off a nuclear weapon, let alone a modern fusion
 ----
 (Added after a helpful exchange with a knowledgeable friend:)
 
-I would be willing to sign off on a duplicate set of
-reflections with regard to the Norks, who have I believe
+...the Norks...have I believe
 nothing in the way of missiles or warheads we need fear. Recall
 how as children it was possible for us to coat a CO2 cartridge
 with Duco cement, set the glue on fire and then quickly place

diff --git a/posts/Random_Non-Soothing_Thoughts.mdwn b/posts/Random_Non-Soothing_Thoughts.mdwn
index 2ceccd1..7f9d7f9 100644
--- a/posts/Random_Non-Soothing_Thoughts.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Random_Non-Soothing_Thoughts.mdwn
@@ -1,3 +1,18 @@
 The most ridiculous aspect of the progressives' fear-mongering is that there is no Muslim military power on the face of the earth. Iran is a medieval theocracy controlled by a small group of old stupid men, who could not direct the technological effort of the scope required by modern military techniques if their rule depended on it, which rule may, in the long or short run, so depend.
 
 The Iranians have never touched off a nuclear weapon, let alone a modern fusion device. The have not tested any of their missiles in a way that might lead anyone to believe they work, and work accurately, and of course, as noted, one of the tasks that is quite beyond the ability of the mullahs is guiding the development of a nuclear device **warhead** that could safely and usefully be put atop a missile. Custom fitting a fusion device into a package small enough to be used in a  missile requires the mobilization of enormous scientific and engineering expertise, and Iran is nowhere near such an effort. They can make as much plutonium as they like, but it will not magically transmogrify into a weapon system.
+
+----
+(Added after a helpful exchange with a knowledgeable friend:)
+
+I would be willing to sign off on a duplicate set of
+reflections with regard to the Norks, who have I believe
+nothing in the way of missiles or warheads we need fear. Recall
+how as children it was possible for us to coat a CO2 cartridge
+with Duco cement, set the glue on fire and then quickly place
+over it an empty large tomato juice can with one lid completely
+removed and the other intact. Run like hell. That's the NK
+missile system as far as I can see.
+
+
+

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+The most ridiculous aspect of the progressives' fear-mongering is that there is no Muslim military power on the face of the earth. Iran is a medieval theocracy controlled by a small group of old stupid men, who could not direct the technological effort of the scope required by modern military techniques if their rule depended on it, which rule may, in the long or short run, so depend.
+
+The Iranians have never touched off a nuclear weapon, let alone a modern fusion device. The have not tested any of their missiles in a way that might lead anyone to believe they work, and work accurately, and of course, as noted, one of the tasks that is quite beyond the ability of the mullahs is guiding the development of a nuclear device **warhead** that could safely and usefully be put atop a missile. Custom fitting a fusion device into a package small enough to be used in a  missile requires the mobilization of enormous scientific and engineering expertise, and Iran is nowhere near such an effort. They can make as much plutonium as they like, but it will not magically transmogrify into a weapon system.

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+[[!inline pages="creation_month(07) and creation_year(2020) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
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+++ b/archives/2020/08.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=08 year=2020 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
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+
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diff --git a/archives/2020/09.mdwn b/archives/2020/09.mdwn
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+++ b/archives/2020/09.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=09 year=2020 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(09) and creation_year(2020) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2020/10.mdwn b/archives/2020/10.mdwn
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+++ b/archives/2020/10.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=10 year=2020 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
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+
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diff --git a/archives/2020/11.mdwn b/archives/2020/11.mdwn
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+++ b/archives/2020/11.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
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diff --git a/archives/2020/12.mdwn b/archives/2020/12.mdwn
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+++ b/archives/2020/12.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
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diff --git a/posts/first_post.mdwn b/posts/first_post.mdwn
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--- a/posts/first_post.mdwn
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,3 +0,0 @@
-This is my first post.
-
-Okay. At least I can use the  emailed link, yes?

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diff --git a/posts/second_post.mdwn b/posts/second_post.mdwn
deleted file mode 100644
index 5cc6c38..0000000
--- a/posts/second_post.mdwn
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1 +0,0 @@
-This is the second post to this example blog. To add new posts, just add files to the posts/ subdirectory, or use the web form.

diff --git a/posts/Bridgman__39__s_Observation.mdwn b/posts/Bridgman__39__s_Observation.mdwn
index 2e2e08c..738958a 100644
--- a/posts/Bridgman__39__s_Observation.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Bridgman__39__s_Observation.mdwn
@@ -19,4 +19,4 @@ competence in another."
 
 (emphasis added)
 
-Percy Bridgman _The_Nature_of_Physical_Theory_ (1936).
+Percy Bridgman *_The Nature of Physical Theory_* (1936).

diff --git a/posts/Bridgman__39__s_Observation.mdwn b/posts/Bridgman__39__s_Observation.mdwn
index 9f9a793..2e2e08c 100644
--- a/posts/Bridgman__39__s_Observation.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Bridgman__39__s_Observation.mdwn
@@ -19,4 +19,4 @@ competence in another."
 
 (emphasis added)
 
-Percy Bridgman _Te_Nature_of_Physical_Theory_ (1936).
+Percy Bridgman _The_Nature_of_Physical_Theory_ (1936).

diff --git a/posts/Bridgman__39__s_Observation.mdwn b/posts/Bridgman__39__s_Observation.mdwn
index 9457a05..9f9a793 100644
--- a/posts/Bridgman__39__s_Observation.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Bridgman__39__s_Observation.mdwn
@@ -17,4 +17,6 @@ the last resort every individual must be his own judge
 of what he shall accept to be satisfactory evidence of
 competence in another."
 
-Percy Bridgman _The_Nature_of_Physical_Theory_ (1936).
+(emphasis added)
+
+Percy Bridgman _Te_Nature_of_Physical_Theory_ (1936).

diff --git a/posts/Bridgman__39__s_Observation.mdwn b/posts/Bridgman__39__s_Observation.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..9457a05
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+++ b/posts/Bridgman__39__s_Observation.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,20 @@
+"...it has recently become popular to emphasize in
+critical writings [...] that "science" can refer only
+to the body of knowledge universally held by competent
+persons. But that there is something more to it, and
+that there is no getting away from the central position
+of the individual I believe anyone can see for himself
+merely by observing that the individual does not regard
+the following to be a senseless question: **"Under what
+conditions would you draw the conclusion that everyone
+in the world except yourself had gone crazy?"** It is
+possible to set up criteria for conditions under which
+this conclusion would be felt to be inevitable. Granted
+that every individual finds it desirable for his own
+purposes to concern himself only with what he observes
+other competent individuals agree on, nevertheless in
+the last resort every individual must be his own judge
+of what he shall accept to be satisfactory evidence of
+competence in another."
+
+Percy Bridgman _The_Nature_of_Physical_Theory_ (1936).

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
index acf1177..8212c3b 100644
--- a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -23,10 +23,10 @@ Freud expressed deep interest in social questions throughout his career, and in
 >passive participation on condition of their fulfillment of 
 >certain rules.
 
-While the study of authoritarian personalities produced much sociological date, this small snippet of psychoanalytic thought provides more of a sense of what makes such personalities "tick." I submit that the last sentence, above, "**Many social phenomena are rooted in 
+While the study of authoritarian personalities produced much sociological date, this small snippet of psychoanalytic thought provides more of a sense of what makes such personalities "tick." I submit that the last sentence, above, **"Many social phenomena are rooted in 
 the "omnipotents'" promise to the powerless of the desired 
 passive participation on condition of their fulfillment of 
-certain rules.**" can shed light on, as [1 Peter 4:8](https://biblehub.com/nkjv/1_peter/4.htm) had it, "a multitude of sins." **Who could be immune to the offer of that *quid pro quo?"**
+certain rules."** can shed light on, as [1 Peter 4:8](https://biblehub.com/nkjv/1_peter/4.htm) had it, "a multitude of sins." **Who could be immune to the offer of that quid pro quo?**
 
 ---
 

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index b208827..33d6603 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@ to be continued...
 
 To further complicate things, I am driven to ask: "Is it incumbent on those of us who put great stock in the idea of "physical reality" to also make the case for the idea of "objective reality," as if the former were, perhaps, one species of the latter? I need to gird my loins and find the courage to tackle the Stanford Encyclopedia [article on physicalism](https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/physicalism/).
 
-Yes, I am painfully aware that I have more than likely mixed apples and oranges now in this rambling poor excuse for a discussion. It is the question, again of what if any intellectual kinship exists between the ideas of "the absolute," and "objective reality." As already asked, does a belief in objective reality presuppose participation in some sort of ablsolutism?
+Yes, I am painfully aware that I have more than likely mixed apples and oranges now in this rambling poor excuse for a discussion. It is the question, again of what if any intellectual kinship exists between the ideas of "the absolute," and "objective reality." As already asked, does a belief in objective reality presuppose participation in some sort of absolutism?
 
 
 

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index 3902e00..b208827 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -20,6 +20,12 @@ No. It is not fair, but Bridgman believes only in individuals, and thinks the no
 
 Bridgman wanted to find a way individuals isolated in their inevitable solipsism could live and work together on a plane above that allowed by solipsistic isolation.
 
+to be continued...
+
+To further complicate things, I am driven to ask: "Is it incumbent on those of us who put great stock in the idea of "physical reality" to also make the case for the idea of "objective reality," as if the former were, perhaps, one species of the latter? I need to gird my loins and find the courage to tackle the Stanford Encyclopedia [article on physicalism](https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/physicalism/).
+
+Yes, I am painfully aware that I have more than likely mixed apples and oranges now in this rambling poor excuse for a discussion. It is the question, again of what if any intellectual kinship exists between the ideas of "the absolute," and "objective reality." As already asked, does a belief in objective reality presuppose participation in some sort of ablsolutism?
+
+
 
 
-to be continued...

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index c32abd2..3902e00 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
 
 ----
 
-Pondering absolutism and what may be its polar opposite, relativism. Some random reflections:
+I am pondering absolutism and what may be its polar opposite, relativism. Some random reflections:
 
 If faith in God is not absolute, then it is faith in some god other than the one depicted in the Bible, and taught by the Catholic church.
 

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index 69a6b1a..c32abd2 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
->"What is the significance of the fact that "abstractions"and "generalizations" and the very concepts of "time" and "space" occur only in conjunction with a human nervous system?"   
+>"What is the significance of the fact that "abstractions" and "generalizations" and the very concepts of "time" and "space" occur only in conjunction with a human nervous system?"   
                                
 >*Percy Bridgman* (1955)
 

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index e9d570f..69a6b1a 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
 >"What is the significance of the fact that "abstractions"and "generalizations" and the very concepts of "time" and "space" occur only in conjunction with a human nervous system?"   
                                
-                                    *Percy Bridgman* (1955)
+>*Percy Bridgman* (1955)
 
 ----
 

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index 71c75a6..e9d570f 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -1,5 +1,6 @@
->"What is the significance of the fact that "abstractions"and "generalizations" and the very concepts of "time" and "space" occur only in conjunction with a human nervous system?"                                  
-                                    Percy Bridgman (1955)
+>"What is the significance of the fact that "abstractions"and "generalizations" and the very concepts of "time" and "space" occur only in conjunction with a human nervous system?"   
+                               
+                                    *Percy Bridgman* (1955)
 
 ----
 

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index 03c51e8..71c75a6 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 >"What is the significance of the fact that "abstractions"and "generalizations" and the very concepts of "time" and "space" occur only in conjunction with a human nervous system?"                                  
-P.W. Bridgman (1955)
+                                    Percy Bridgman (1955)
 
 ----
 

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index e1fb666..03c51e8 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
->What is the significance of the fact that "abstractions"and "generalizations" and the very concepts of "time" and "space" occur only in conjunction with a human nervous system?                                  
+>"What is the significance of the fact that "abstractions"and "generalizations" and the very concepts of "time" and "space" occur only in conjunction with a human nervous system?"                                  
 P.W. Bridgman (1955)
 
 ----

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index d83c384..e1fb666 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -1,6 +1,7 @@
 >What is the significance of the fact that "abstractions"and "generalizations" and the very concepts of "time" and "space" occur only in conjunction with a human nervous system?                                  
 P.W. Bridgman (1955)
----
+
+----
 
 Pondering absolutism and what may be its polar opposite, relativism. Some random reflections:
 

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index c665aba..d83c384 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -1,4 +1,5 @@
->What is the significance of the fact that "abstractions"and "generalizations" and the very concepts of "time" and "space" occur only in conjunction with a human nervous system?                                  P.W. Bridgman (1955)
+>What is the significance of the fact that "abstractions"and "generalizations" and the very concepts of "time" and "space" occur only in conjunction with a human nervous system?                                  
+P.W. Bridgman (1955)
 ---
 
 Pondering absolutism and what may be its polar opposite, relativism. Some random reflections:

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index e2e1a9a..c665aba 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -1,5 +1,4 @@
->What is the significance of the fact that "abstractions"and "generalizations" and the very concepts of "time" and "space" occur only in conjunction with a human nervous system?
-                                  P.W. Bridgman (1955)
+>What is the significance of the fact that "abstractions"and "generalizations" and the very concepts of "time" and "space" occur only in conjunction with a human nervous system?                                  P.W. Bridgman (1955)
 ---
 
 Pondering absolutism and what may be its polar opposite, relativism. Some random reflections:

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index 04bd7ec..e2e1a9a 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -1,3 +1,7 @@
+>What is the significance of the fact that "abstractions"and "generalizations" and the very concepts of "time" and "space" occur only in conjunction with a human nervous system?
+                                  P.W. Bridgman (1955)
+---
+
 Pondering absolutism and what may be its polar opposite, relativism. Some random reflections:
 
 If faith in God is not absolute, then it is faith in some god other than the one depicted in the Bible, and taught by the Catholic church.

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index 98693b5..04bd7ec 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -6,10 +6,13 @@ Wherever relativism is allowed to gain a purchase, regardless of on how small a
 
 A compelling question is whether any concept of an objective reality must invoke some form of absolutism. I think not. Bridgman worked to refine the criteria which would justify what he termed "the ascription of physical reality" to a concept. Of course, he saw all science as at bottom the operations of an *individual* human mind or brain. He took this view to an almost solipsistic extreme.
 
-Further more...
+Furthermore...
 Should we not raise the bar, so to speak, by insisting that the source of our knowledge of the existence of the, or an, Absolute be itself one such Absolute? Or is it not "fair" to point out that our concept of the Absolute is the product of mental processes supported by a very fragile assortment of chemicals which float, as it were, on the surface of the volatile soup of our brain fluids? 
 
+And...
+No. It is not fair, but Bridgman believes only in individuals, and thinks the notion of "public" can only denote entities that do not exist. The real question about The Absolute is how it can exist in anything greater than the consciousness of a singular individual. It is foreclosed from the use of an absolute source with which it might announce its Presence to us.
 
+Bridgman wanted to find a way individuals isolated in their inevitable solipsism could live and work together on a plane above that allowed by solipsistic isolation.
 
 
 

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index cca86ba..98693b5 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -6,6 +6,11 @@ Wherever relativism is allowed to gain a purchase, regardless of on how small a
 
 A compelling question is whether any concept of an objective reality must invoke some form of absolutism. I think not. Bridgman worked to refine the criteria which would justify what he termed "the ascription of physical reality" to a concept. Of course, he saw all science as at bottom the operations of an *individual* human mind or brain. He took this view to an almost solipsistic extreme.
 
+Further more...
+Should we not raise the bar, so to speak, by insisting that the source of our knowledge of the existence of the, or an, Absolute be itself one such Absolute? Or is it not "fair" to point out that our concept of the Absolute is the product of mental processes supported by a very fragile assortment of chemicals which float, as it were, on the surface of the volatile soup of our brain fluids? 
+
+
+
 
 
 to be continued...

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
index 7da328d..cca86ba 100644
--- a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -4,4 +4,8 @@ If faith in God is not absolute, then it is faith in some god other than the one
 
 Wherever relativism is allowed to gain a purchase, regardless of on how small a corner of our understanding, it goes on to necessarily subsume AlL of our understanding. It cannot coexist with any vestige of absolutism.
 
+A compelling question is whether any concept of an objective reality must invoke some form of absolutism. I think not. Bridgman worked to refine the criteria which would justify what he termed "the ascription of physical reality" to a concept. Of course, he saw all science as at bottom the operations of an *individual* human mind or brain. He took this view to an almost solipsistic extreme.
+
+
+
 to be continued...

diff --git a/posts/Absolutism.mdwn b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..7da328d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/Absolutism.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,7 @@
+Pondering absolutism and what may be its polar opposite, relativism. Some random reflections:
+
+If faith in God is not absolute, then it is faith in some god other than the one depicted in the Bible, and taught by the Catholic church.
+
+Wherever relativism is allowed to gain a purchase, regardless of on how small a corner of our understanding, it goes on to necessarily subsume AlL of our understanding. It cannot coexist with any vestige of absolutism.
+
+to be continued...

diff --git a/posts/Cowardice_and_Cruelty.mdwn b/posts/Cowardice_and_Cruelty.mdwn
index 940c1aa..a173ab8 100644
--- a/posts/Cowardice_and_Cruelty.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Cowardice_and_Cruelty.mdwn
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 Let's take a look at Ms. Pelosi's choice of words.
 
-NB. A caller to Limbaugh just now said he was, "...tired of them projecting their seething anger on us." The guy took all the wind out of my sails. Not really. Pls. stay tuned.
+NB. A caller to Limbaugh just now said he was, "...tired of them projecting their seething anger on us." The guy took all the wind out of my sails. Not really. 
 
-(to be continued)
+An historic day. Listening to the [podcast](https://www.wabcradio.com/show/mark-levin/) of Mark Levin's radio show tonight.

diff --git a/posts/Cowardice_and_Cruelty.mdwn b/posts/Cowardice_and_Cruelty.mdwn
index f306d41..940c1aa 100644
--- a/posts/Cowardice_and_Cruelty.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Cowardice_and_Cruelty.mdwn
@@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
 Let's take a look at Ms. Pelosi's choice of words.
 
+NB. A caller to Limbaugh just now said he was, "...tired of them projecting their seething anger on us." The guy took all the wind out of my sails. Not really. Pls. stay tuned.
+
 (to be continued)

diff --git a/posts/Cowardice_and_Cruelty.mdwn b/posts/Cowardice_and_Cruelty.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..f306d41
--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/Cowardice_and_Cruelty.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,3 @@
+Let's take a look at Ms. Pelosi's choice of words.
+
+(to be continued)

rename posts/Oconus_Lures__63__.mdwn to posts/Oconus_Lures.mdwn
diff --git a/posts/Oconus_Lures__63__.mdwn b/posts/Oconus_Lures.mdwn
similarity index 100%
rename from posts/Oconus_Lures__63__.mdwn
rename to posts/Oconus_Lures.mdwn

diff --git a/posts/Oconus_Lures__63__.mdwn b/posts/Oconus_Lures__63__.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..c37e838
--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/Oconus_Lures__63__.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,6 @@
+Dan Bongino has launched an "aggregator" site aimed at redressing the left-ward slant lately taken by Drudge. Here is what I found on my first trip to [The Bongino Report](https://bonginoreport.com):
+
+[**Lisa Page Text to Peter Strzok: ‘You get all our oconus lures approved? ;)’**](https://www.redstate.com/elizabeth-vaughn/2019/12/04/lisa-page-text-peter-strzok-get-oconus-lures-approved/) 
+
+The author (*Elizabeth Vaughn*) of the [*Red State*](https://www.redstate.com) piece ends with a sentiment familiar to many of us who concern ourselves with actual events transpiring across this dubious planet: 
+*"...it’s time for Americans to see some indictments and trials. Mr. Durham, are you listening?"*

diff --git a/posts/The_Long_Weekend_Must-Read.mdwn b/posts/The_Long_Weekend_Must-Read.mdwn
index d308065..9219132 100644
--- a/posts/The_Long_Weekend_Must-Read.mdwn
+++ b/posts/The_Long_Weekend_Must-Read.mdwn
@@ -2,3 +2,5 @@ Matthew Continetti writes about China in his [Washington Free Beacon](https://fr
 
 
 [The Broken China Model](https://freebeacon.com/columns/the-broken-china-model/)
+
+This link doesn't seem to have made a very big splash in the Wonderful WWW World. I guess I'll have to start giving away free stuff.

diff --git a/posts/The_Long_Weekend_Must-Read.mdwn b/posts/The_Long_Weekend_Must-Read.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..d308065
--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/The_Long_Weekend_Must-Read.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,4 @@
+Matthew Continetti writes about China in his [Washington Free Beacon](https://freebeacon.com):
+
+
+[The Broken China Model](https://freebeacon.com/columns/the-broken-china-model/)

diff --git a/index.mdwn b/index.mdwn
index d08446d..8512eae 100644
--- a/index.mdwn
+++ b/index.mdwn
@@ -6,3 +6,5 @@
 
 [[!inline pages="page(./posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show="10"
 actions=yes rootpage="posts"]]
+
+Duckman is channelled by [bob.bernstein@yahoo.com](mailto://bob.bernstein@yahoo.com)

diff --git a/posts/A_Reading_List.mdwn b/posts/A_Reading_List.mdwn
index fe38aef..d2b9878 100644
--- a/posts/A_Reading_List.mdwn
+++ b/posts/A_Reading_List.mdwn
@@ -1,3 +1,11 @@
-*[David Limbaugh: **Guilty By Reason Of Insanity**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guilty-by-reason-of-insanity-david-limbaugh/1130553205?ean=9781684510269#)
+A Lot of Books Are Coming Out!
 
-*[Kimberley Strassel: **Resistance (At All Costs)**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/resistance-kimberley-strassel/1132007143?ean=9781538701775)
+*[David Limbaugh **Guilty By Reason Of Insanity**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guilty-by-reason-of-insanity-david-limbaugh/1130553205?ean=9781684510269#)
+
+*[Kimberley Strassel **Resistance (At All Costs)**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/resistance-kimberley-strassel/1132007143?ean=9781538701775)
+
+*[Lee Smith **The Plot Against the President**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-plot-against-the-president-lee-smith/1131421055?ean=9781546085027#/)
+
+*[Andrew McCarthy **Ball Of Collusion**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ball-of-collusion-andrew-c-mccarthy/1128189979?ean=9781641770255#/)
+
+*[Dan Bongino **Exonerated**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/exonerated-dan-bongino/1131030055?ean=9781642933413#/)

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+++ b/posts/A_Reading_List.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,3 @@
+*[David Limbaugh: **Guilty By Reason Of Insanity**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guilty-by-reason-of-insanity-david-limbaugh/1130553205?ean=9781684510269#)
+
+*[Kimberley Strassel: **Resistance (At All Costs)**](https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/resistance-kimberley-strassel/1132007143?ean=9781538701775)

diff --git a/posts/Duckman_is_back.mdwn b/posts/Duckman_is_back.mdwn
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--- a/posts/Duckman_is_back.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Duckman_is_back.mdwn
@@ -1,3 +1,3 @@
 After a hiatus due to my technical ineptitude this blog is up and running again.
 
-It's a Monday. I have always detested Monday, since it was the day when the squares got to impose their toxic values on all of us. All that stuff about having to work for a living. Bah. All that stuff about having to play by the rules. Bah. All that stuff about having to be RESPONSIBLE and PRODUCTIVE. Double Bah. I never really was able to swallow any of that. I was an aesthete, and under that rubric I condigured what I knew to be moral aspirations far beyond what was urged on the masses. For me, morality was a subset of aesthetics. The Good would be obvious once the Beautiful had been established. Anyone else, who, like me, consumed large amounts of opiates daily over a period of years, might have easily arrived at these conclusions. It's not rocket science kids. Just different.
+It's a Monday. I have always detested Monday, since it was the day when the squares got to impose their toxic values on all of us. All that stuff about having to work for a living. Bah. All that stuff about having to play by the rules. Bah. All that stuff about having to be RESPONSIBLE and PRODUCTIVE. Double Bah. I never really was able to swallow any of that. I was an aesthete, and under that rubric I configured what I knew to be moral aspirations far beyond what was urged on the masses. For me, morality was a subset of aesthetics. The Good would be obvious once the Beautiful had been established. Anyone else, who, like me, consumed large amounts of opiates daily over a period of years, might have easily arrived at these conclusions. It's not rocket science kids. Just different.

diff --git a/posts/Duckman_is_back.mdwn b/posts/Duckman_is_back.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..89c0c8d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/Duckman_is_back.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,3 @@
+After a hiatus due to my technical ineptitude this blog is up and running again.
+
+It's a Monday. I have always detested Monday, since it was the day when the squares got to impose their toxic values on all of us. All that stuff about having to work for a living. Bah. All that stuff about having to play by the rules. Bah. All that stuff about having to be RESPONSIBLE and PRODUCTIVE. Double Bah. I never really was able to swallow any of that. I was an aesthete, and under that rubric I condigured what I knew to be moral aspirations far beyond what was urged on the masses. For me, morality was a subset of aesthetics. The Good would be obvious once the Beautiful had been established. Anyone else, who, like me, consumed large amounts of opiates daily over a period of years, might have easily arrived at these conclusions. It's not rocket science kids. Just different.

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
index ae8c9c5..acf1177 100644
--- a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false.  The same belief for each. It is not necessary to single out any specific belief; the erroneous notion or "claim" could be about **anything**. Usually such phenomena are framed in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to adjectives such as "*collective*", and "*social*", but the intellectual history of modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as the rise and fall of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. 
+It's happened before. Over and over again.[^1] Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false.  The same belief for each. It is not necessary to single out any specific belief; the erroneous notion or "claim" could be about **anything**. Usually such phenomena are framed in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to adjectives such as "*collective*", and "*social*", but the intellectual history of modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as the rise and fall of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. 
 
 Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling attention to a certain assemblage of persons -- has the immediate effect of importing into that discussion the veritable universe of claims which have become the inner substance of thought about "groups." It is claimed e.g. that some levels or realms of **reality itself** are manifest or embodied only where a **group** is spied out, that is, identified specifically as such, and that if the investigation does not elevate the concept of group to supreme, guiding significance for itself, then that investigation will be fundamentally flawed due to the absence of any attention to those aspects (levels, realms) of reality *per se*. 
 
@@ -67,7 +67,7 @@ My mood is well expressed by this note I sent last week to the local talk-radio
 ---
 Thank you for your patience if you were able to wade through this outburst!
 
-
+[^1]: A good account of one such episode is Aldous Huxley's [The Devils of Loudon](https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Loudun-Aldous-Huxley-ebook/dp/B07VPM6F2C/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2YH7VH1HVNWSY&keywords=the+devils+of+loudun+by+aldous+huxley&qid=1570486501&s=books&sprefix=huxley+dev%2Caps%2C140&sr=1-2).
 
 
 

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
index 83e3372..ae8c9c5 100644
--- a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling
 
 The extremely high degree of abstraction required by the last paragraph will alert the savvy reader that not much of use can be wrested out of those particular reflections as they thus baldly stand, beyond, that is, the importance of returning to the fates of human *individuals*. What happens in the world as consequences of human activity must either begin with (or eventually arrive at) one such human committing an **act**, and he does this, at least at first glance as an **individual**. It is tempting to rush past first impressions to get to "the bottom of things." This leads to what is known as the "genetic fallacy" -- not at all connected to the biological theories of inheritance that so abound -- but the usually unspoken assumption that in order to understand a thing its path of *development* -- its "story", so to speak -- must be grasped. One is reminded of the old maxim *"Do not mistake the finger pointing at the moon for the moon."* My allegiance to the central role of the individual is of course anathema in liberal or "progressive" movements, as it is in any version of politics derived from Marxism. 
 
-In the modern era the high-water mark for the study of individual psychology arguably was Freud's psychoanalysis, which eventually dominated the practice of psychiatry until it (psychoanalysis) fell into disfavor in the last few decades of the last century. The academic study of group psychology is a comparatively new arrival. That study began in Europe, and took on serious proportions, for example, the publication of [The Authoritarian Personality](https://www.psychologistworld.com/influence-personality/authoritarian-personality), following the emergence of the Third Reich in Germany. 
+In the modern era the high-water mark for the study of individual psychology arguably was Freud's psychoanalysis, which eventually dominated the practice of psychiatry until it (psychoanalysis) fell into disfavor in the last few decades of the last century. The academic study of group psychology is a comparatively new arrival. That study began in Europe, and took on serious proportions, for example, with the publication of [The Authoritarian Personality](https://www.psychologistworld.com/influence-personality/authoritarian-personality), following the emergence of the Third Reich in Germany. 
 
 Freud expressed deep interest in social questions throughout his career, and in later life came to focus on those questions almost exclusively, with works such as [The Future of an Illusion](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Future_of_an_Illusion) (1927). Younger psychoanalysts addressed the events in Germany, and so-called "mass" movements of large groups of people. I want to cite, as my text for this post, remarks by one of them, Otto Fenichel (1897-1946) from his magisterial (and finally in the public domain) [The Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis (1945)](https://www.amazon.com/Psychoanalytic-Theory-Neurosis-Otto-Fenichel-ebook/dp/B01M7WVXN7/ref=sr_1_3?crid=308Q16VFYRTE7&keywords=fenichel&qid=1570457859&s=books&sprefix=fenichel%2Caps%2C247&sr=1-3):
 
@@ -32,7 +32,7 @@ certain rules.**" can shed light on, as [1 Peter 4:8](https://biblehub.com/nkjv/
 
 Please consider the above murky prose as prolegomena to blatantly political commentary. The "mass psychosis" (title of this post) is of course Trump Derangement Syndrome, especially as it is manifest in the Democratic Party. Their bowels have been in an uproar since the defeat of Hillary in '16. They experienced the loss as total dis-empowerment, as helplessness, as falling into the much bally-hoo'd existential abyss of meaninglessness. 
 
-They lash out in pure impotent infantile rage. What's that you say? The first whistleblower's "complaint" was a fraud? Well don't you get your panties in a bunch over that; we'll just summon **another** whistleblower!
+They lash out in pure impotent infantile rage. What's that you say? The first whistleblower's "complaint" was a fraud? Well don't you get yourself in a snit over that; we'll just summon **another** whistleblower!
 
 ---
 

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
index cdd48f7..83e3372 100644
--- a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling
 
 The extremely high degree of abstraction required by the last paragraph will alert the savvy reader that not much of use can be wrested out of those particular reflections as they thus baldly stand, beyond, that is, the importance of returning to the fates of human *individuals*. What happens in the world as consequences of human activity must either begin with (or eventually arrive at) one such human committing an **act**, and he does this, at least at first glance as an **individual**. It is tempting to rush past first impressions to get to "the bottom of things." This leads to what is known as the "genetic fallacy" -- not at all connected to the biological theories of inheritance that so abound -- but the usually unspoken assumption that in order to understand a thing its path of *development* -- its "story", so to speak -- must be grasped. One is reminded of the old maxim *"Do not mistake the finger pointing at the moon for the moon."* My allegiance to the central role of the individual is of course anathema in liberal or "progressive" movements, as it is in any version of politics derived from Marxism. 
 
-In the modern era the high-water mark for the study of individual psychology arguably was Freud's psychoanalysis, which eventually dominated the practice of psychiatry until it (psychoanalysis) fell into disfavor in the last few decades of the last century. The academic study of group psychology is a comparatively new arrival. That study began in Europe and took on serious proportions, for example the publication of [The Authoritarian Personality](https://www.psychologistworld.com/influence-personality/authoritarian-personality) following the emergence of the Third Reich in Germany. 
+In the modern era the high-water mark for the study of individual psychology arguably was Freud's psychoanalysis, which eventually dominated the practice of psychiatry until it (psychoanalysis) fell into disfavor in the last few decades of the last century. The academic study of group psychology is a comparatively new arrival. That study began in Europe, and took on serious proportions, for example, the publication of [The Authoritarian Personality](https://www.psychologistworld.com/influence-personality/authoritarian-personality), following the emergence of the Third Reich in Germany. 
 
 Freud expressed deep interest in social questions throughout his career, and in later life came to focus on those questions almost exclusively, with works such as [The Future of an Illusion](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Future_of_an_Illusion) (1927). Younger psychoanalysts addressed the events in Germany, and so-called "mass" movements of large groups of people. I want to cite, as my text for this post, remarks by one of them, Otto Fenichel (1897-1946) from his magisterial (and finally in the public domain) [The Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis (1945)](https://www.amazon.com/Psychoanalytic-Theory-Neurosis-Otto-Fenichel-ebook/dp/B01M7WVXN7/ref=sr_1_3?crid=308Q16VFYRTE7&keywords=fenichel&qid=1570457859&s=books&sprefix=fenichel%2Caps%2C247&sr=1-3):
 
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@ Freud expressed deep interest in social questions throughout his career, and in
 While the study of authoritarian personalities produced much sociological date, this small snippet of psychoanalytic thought provides more of a sense of what makes such personalities "tick." I submit that the last sentence, above, "**Many social phenomena are rooted in 
 the "omnipotents'" promise to the powerless of the desired 
 passive participation on condition of their fulfillment of 
-certain rules.**" Who could be immune to the offer of that *quid pro quo?"
+certain rules.**" can shed light on, as [1 Peter 4:8](https://biblehub.com/nkjv/1_peter/4.htm) had it, "a multitude of sins." **Who could be immune to the offer of that *quid pro quo?"**
 
 ---
 
@@ -60,7 +60,7 @@ My mood is well expressed by this note I sent last week to the local talk-radio
 >planet, who seek our destruction SOLELY on the basis of 
 >WHAT WE STAND FOR.
 >
->-- 
+>--   
 >You ask yourself: What's going on in Bob's mind?   
 >Unix techie:       https://ruptured-duck.com
 

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
index 35c6435..cdd48f7 100644
--- a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -1,7 +1,73 @@
-It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false. The same belief for each. It is not necessary to single out any specific belief; the erroneous notion or "claim" could be about **anything**. Usually such phenomena are framed in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to adjectives such as "*collective*", and "*social*", but the intellectual history of modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as the rise and fall of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. 
+It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false.  The same belief for each. It is not necessary to single out any specific belief; the erroneous notion or "claim" could be about **anything**. Usually such phenomena are framed in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to adjectives such as "*collective*", and "*social*", but the intellectual history of modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as the rise and fall of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. 
 
 Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling attention to a certain assemblage of persons -- has the immediate effect of importing into that discussion the veritable universe of claims which have become the inner substance of thought about "groups." It is claimed e.g. that some levels or realms of **reality itself** are manifest or embodied only where a **group** is spied out, that is, identified specifically as such, and that if the investigation does not elevate the concept of group to supreme, guiding significance for itself, then that investigation will be fundamentally flawed due to the absence of any attention to those aspects (levels, realms) of reality *per se*. 
 
 The extremely high degree of abstraction required by the last paragraph will alert the savvy reader that not much of use can be wrested out of those particular reflections as they thus baldly stand, beyond, that is, the importance of returning to the fates of human *individuals*. What happens in the world as consequences of human activity must either begin with (or eventually arrive at) one such human committing an **act**, and he does this, at least at first glance as an **individual**. It is tempting to rush past first impressions to get to "the bottom of things." This leads to what is known as the "genetic fallacy" -- not at all connected to the biological theories of inheritance that so abound -- but the usually unspoken assumption that in order to understand a thing its path of *development* -- its "story", so to speak -- must be grasped. One is reminded of the old maxim *"Do not mistake the finger pointing at the moon for the moon."* My allegiance to the central role of the individual is of course anathema in liberal or "progressive" movements, as it is in any version of politics derived from Marxism. 
 
+In the modern era the high-water mark for the study of individual psychology arguably was Freud's psychoanalysis, which eventually dominated the practice of psychiatry until it (psychoanalysis) fell into disfavor in the last few decades of the last century. The academic study of group psychology is a comparatively new arrival. That study began in Europe and took on serious proportions, for example the publication of [The Authoritarian Personality](https://www.psychologistworld.com/influence-personality/authoritarian-personality) following the emergence of the Third Reich in Germany. 
+
+Freud expressed deep interest in social questions throughout his career, and in later life came to focus on those questions almost exclusively, with works such as [The Future of an Illusion](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Future_of_an_Illusion) (1927). Younger psychoanalysts addressed the events in Germany, and so-called "mass" movements of large groups of people. I want to cite, as my text for this post, remarks by one of them, Otto Fenichel (1897-1946) from his magisterial (and finally in the public domain) [The Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis (1945)](https://www.amazon.com/Psychoanalytic-Theory-Neurosis-Otto-Fenichel-ebook/dp/B01M7WVXN7/ref=sr_1_3?crid=308Q16VFYRTE7&keywords=fenichel&qid=1570457859&s=books&sprefix=fenichel%2Caps%2C247&sr=1-3):
+
+>When the child is forced through experiences to renounce his 
+>belief in his omnipotence, he considers the adults who have now 
+>become independent objects to be omnipotent, and tries by 
+>introjection to share their omnipotence again. Certain 
+>narcissistic feelings of well-being are characterized by the 
+>fact that they are felt as a reunion with an omnipotent force in 
+>the external world, brought about either by incorporating parts 
+>of this world or by the fantasy of being incorporated by it 
+>("secondary narcissism"). Religious ecstasy, patriotism, and 
+>similar feelings are characterized by the ego's participation in 
+>something unattainably high. Many social phenomena are rooted in 
+>the "omnipotents'" promise to the powerless of the desired 
+>passive participation on condition of their fulfillment of 
+>certain rules.
+
+While the study of authoritarian personalities produced much sociological date, this small snippet of psychoanalytic thought provides more of a sense of what makes such personalities "tick." I submit that the last sentence, above, "**Many social phenomena are rooted in 
+the "omnipotents'" promise to the powerless of the desired 
+passive participation on condition of their fulfillment of 
+certain rules.**" Who could be immune to the offer of that *quid pro quo?"
+
+---
+
+Please consider the above murky prose as prolegomena to blatantly political commentary. The "mass psychosis" (title of this post) is of course Trump Derangement Syndrome, especially as it is manifest in the Democratic Party. Their bowels have been in an uproar since the defeat of Hillary in '16. They experienced the loss as total dis-empowerment, as helplessness, as falling into the much bally-hoo'd existential abyss of meaninglessness. 
+
+They lash out in pure impotent infantile rage. What's that you say? The first whistleblower's "complaint" was a fraud? Well don't you get your panties in a bunch over that; we'll just summon **another** whistleblower!
+
+---
+
+My mood is well expressed by this note I sent last week to the local talk-radio morning drive host:
+
+>From bob@fanatick.org Wed Oct  2 11:20:51 2019  
+>To: Tara Granahan <tara.granahan@cumulus.com>  
+>Subject: Shame  
+>Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2019 11:20:48  
+>User-Agent: Alpine 2.21 (DEB 202 2017-01-01)  
+>
+>You're amplifying this psychotic feeding frenzy 
+>transpiring under the rubric "impeachment" by airing 
+>Nancy Pelosi live?
+>
+>Shame.
+>
+>This collective mental breakdown among the Dems does 
+>not help our citizens, or the republic, in *any way*. 
+>But it DOES embolden our enemies, who mistake it as 
+>evidence of a weakened President.
+>
+>Do not ever forget that the United States have 
+>dangerous powerful enemies spread across this dubious 
+>planet, who seek our destruction SOLELY on the basis of 
+>WHAT WE STAND FOR.
+>
+>-- 
+>You ask yourself: What's going on in Bob's mind?   
+>Unix techie:       https://ruptured-duck.com
+
+---
+Thank you for your patience if you were able to wade through this outburst!
+
+
+
+
 

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
index 1df9a9c..35c6435 100644
--- a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -2,4 +2,6 @@ It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a
 
 Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling attention to a certain assemblage of persons -- has the immediate effect of importing into that discussion the veritable universe of claims which have become the inner substance of thought about "groups." It is claimed e.g. that some levels or realms of **reality itself** are manifest or embodied only where a **group** is spied out, that is, identified specifically as such, and that if the investigation does not elevate the concept of group to supreme, guiding significance for itself, then that investigation will be fundamentally flawed due to the absence of any attention to those aspects (levels, realms) of reality *per se*. 
 
-The extremely high degree of abstraction required by the last paragraph will alert the savvy reader that not much of use can be wrested out of those particular reflections as they thus baldly stand, beyond, that is, the importance of returning to the fates of human *individuals*. What happens in the world as consequences of human activity must begin with one such human committing an **act**, and he does this, at least at first glance as an **individual**. It is tempting to rush past first impressions to get to "the bottom of things." This leads to what is known as the "genetic fallacy" -- not at all connected to the biological theories of inheritance that so abound -- but to the usually unspoken assumption that in order to understand a thing its path of *development* -- its "story", so to speak -- must be grasped. One is reminded of the old maxim *"Do not mistake the finger pointing at the moon for the moon."*
+The extremely high degree of abstraction required by the last paragraph will alert the savvy reader that not much of use can be wrested out of those particular reflections as they thus baldly stand, beyond, that is, the importance of returning to the fates of human *individuals*. What happens in the world as consequences of human activity must either begin with (or eventually arrive at) one such human committing an **act**, and he does this, at least at first glance as an **individual**. It is tempting to rush past first impressions to get to "the bottom of things." This leads to what is known as the "genetic fallacy" -- not at all connected to the biological theories of inheritance that so abound -- but the usually unspoken assumption that in order to understand a thing its path of *development* -- its "story", so to speak -- must be grasped. One is reminded of the old maxim *"Do not mistake the finger pointing at the moon for the moon."* My allegiance to the central role of the individual is of course anathema in liberal or "progressive" movements, as it is in any version of politics derived from Marxism. 
+
+

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
index e41caae..1df9a9c 100644
--- a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
-It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false. The same belief for each. It's customary at this point in the discussion to frame the event in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to the adjective "*collective*", but the intellectual history of modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as a record of the ebb and flow of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. 
-
-Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling attention to a certain assemblage of persons -- has the immediate effect of importing into that discussion the veritable universe of claims which have become the inner substance of thought about "groups." It is claimed e.g. that some levels or realms of reality are manifest or embodied only where a **group** is spied out, that is, identified specifically as such, and that if the investigation does not elevate the concept of group to supreme, guiding significance for itself, then that investigation will be fundamentally flawed due to the absence of any attention to those aspects (levels, realms) of reality itself. 
+It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false. The same belief for each. It is not necessary to single out any specific belief; the erroneous notion or "claim" could be about **anything**. Usually such phenomena are framed in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to adjectives such as "*collective*", and "*social*", but the intellectual history of modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as the rise and fall of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. 
 
+Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling attention to a certain assemblage of persons -- has the immediate effect of importing into that discussion the veritable universe of claims which have become the inner substance of thought about "groups." It is claimed e.g. that some levels or realms of **reality itself** are manifest or embodied only where a **group** is spied out, that is, identified specifically as such, and that if the investigation does not elevate the concept of group to supreme, guiding significance for itself, then that investigation will be fundamentally flawed due to the absence of any attention to those aspects (levels, realms) of reality *per se*. 
 
+The extremely high degree of abstraction required by the last paragraph will alert the savvy reader that not much of use can be wrested out of those particular reflections as they thus baldly stand, beyond, that is, the importance of returning to the fates of human *individuals*. What happens in the world as consequences of human activity must begin with one such human committing an **act**, and he does this, at least at first glance as an **individual**. It is tempting to rush past first impressions to get to "the bottom of things." This leads to what is known as the "genetic fallacy" -- not at all connected to the biological theories of inheritance that so abound -- but to the usually unspoken assumption that in order to understand a thing its path of *development* -- its "story", so to speak -- must be grasped. One is reminded of the old maxim *"Do not mistake the finger pointing at the moon for the moon."*

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
index 8a0d35d..e41caae 100644
--- a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
 It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false. The same belief for each. It's customary at this point in the discussion to frame the event in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to the adjective "*collective*", but the intellectual history of modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as a record of the ebb and flow of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. 
 
-Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling attentiun to a certain assemblage of persons -- has the immediate effect of importing into that discussion a universe of claims which have become the inner substance of thought about "groups." It is claimed e.g. that some levels or realms of reality are manifest or embodied only where a group is spied out, and that if the investigation does not elevate the concept of group to supreme, guiding significance for itself, then that investigation will be fundamentally flawed due to the absence of any attention to those aspects (levels, realms) of reality itself. 
+Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling attention to a certain assemblage of persons -- has the immediate effect of importing into that discussion the veritable universe of claims which have become the inner substance of thought about "groups." It is claimed e.g. that some levels or realms of reality are manifest or embodied only where a **group** is spied out, that is, identified specifically as such, and that if the investigation does not elevate the concept of group to supreme, guiding significance for itself, then that investigation will be fundamentally flawed due to the absence of any attention to those aspects (levels, realms) of reality itself. 
 
 

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
index d419661..8a0d35d 100644
--- a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -1 +1,5 @@
-It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false. The same belief for each. It's customary at this point in the discussion to frame the event in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to the adjective "*collective*", but the intellectual history of so-called modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as a record of the ebb and flow of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group, 
+It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false. The same belief for each. It's customary at this point in the discussion to frame the event in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to the adjective "*collective*", but the intellectual history of modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as a record of the ebb and flow of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. 
+
+Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group -- instead of calling attentiun to a certain assemblage of persons -- has the immediate effect of importing into that discussion a universe of claims which have become the inner substance of thought about "groups." It is claimed e.g. that some levels or realms of reality are manifest or embodied only where a group is spied out, and that if the investigation does not elevate the concept of group to supreme, guiding significance for itself, then that investigation will be fundamentally flawed due to the absence of any attention to those aspects (levels, realms) of reality itself. 
+
+

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..d419661
--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+It's happened before. Over and over again. Large numbers of us fall victim to a particular belief that is false. The same belief for each. It's customary at this point in the discussion to frame the event in terms of a *group*, often by having recourse to the adjective "*collective*", but the intellectual history of so-called modern and post-modern civilization can be seen as a record of the ebb and flow of the notion of "group," which at times assumes supreme importance in the investigation of many historical phenomena. Unfortunately, casting the discussion in terms of a group, 

diff --git a/posts/first_post.mdwn b/posts/first_post.mdwn
index bd4c803..3cb1cda 100644
--- a/posts/first_post.mdwn
+++ b/posts/first_post.mdwn
@@ -1 +1,3 @@
 This is my first post.
+
+Okay. At least I can use the  emailed link, yes?

calendar update
diff --git a/archives/2019.mdwn b/archives/2019.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..ccc1c91
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+[[!calendar type=year year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/01.mdwn b/archives/2019/01.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..56a59b0
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/01.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=01 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(01) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/02.mdwn b/archives/2019/02.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..72dbd17
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/02.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=02 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(02) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/03.mdwn b/archives/2019/03.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..534ad69
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/03.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=03 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(03) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/04.mdwn b/archives/2019/04.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b2a8a7e
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/04.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=04 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(04) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/05.mdwn b/archives/2019/05.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..53f5953
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/05.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=05 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(05) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/06.mdwn b/archives/2019/06.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..060e3e3
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/06.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=06 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(06) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/07.mdwn b/archives/2019/07.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..ea6d5c5
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/07.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=07 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(07) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/08.mdwn b/archives/2019/08.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..aba5c11
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/08.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=08 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(08) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/09.mdwn b/archives/2019/09.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..664ffb5
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/09.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=09 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(09) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/10.mdwn b/archives/2019/10.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..020dc4a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/10.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=10 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(10) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/11.mdwn b/archives/2019/11.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..86c621a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/11.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=11 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(11) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]
diff --git a/archives/2019/12.mdwn b/archives/2019/12.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..46c9d95
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2019/12.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=12 year=2019 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="creation_month(12) and creation_year(2019) and page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show=0 feeds=no reverse=yes]]

initial commit
diff --git a/.gitignore b/.gitignore
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..eecda60
--- /dev/null
+++ b/.gitignore
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+/.ikiwiki
diff --git a/archives.mdwn b/archives.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..d07b73b
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+[[!if test="archives/*" then="""
+Browse through blog archives by year:
+[[!map pages="./archives/* and !./archives/*/* and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""
+else="""
+You need to use the `ikiwiki-calendar` program to generate calendar-based
+archive pages.
+"""]]
diff --git a/comments.mdwn b/comments.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e22b50a
--- /dev/null
+++ b/comments.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,10 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!inline pages="comment_pending(./posts/*)" feedfile=pendingmoderation
+description="comments pending moderation" show=-1]]
+Comments in the [[!commentmoderation desc="moderation queue"]]:
+[[!pagecount pages="comment_pending(./posts/*)"]]
+"""]]
+
+Recent comments on posts in the [[blog|index]]:
+[[!inline pages="./posts/*/Discussion or comment(./posts/*)"
+template="comment"]]
diff --git a/index.mdwn b/index.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..d08446d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/index.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+[[!if test="enabled(sidebar)" then="""
+[[!sidebar]]
+""" else="""
+[[!inline pages=sidebar raw=yes]]
+"""]]
+
+[[!inline pages="page(./posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show="10"
+actions=yes rootpage="posts"]]
diff --git a/posts.mdwn b/posts.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..2bd0f1d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,3 @@
+Here is a full list of posts to the [[blog|index]].
+
+[[!inline pages="page(./posts/*) and !*/Discussion" archive=yes feedshow=10 quick=yes trail=yes]]
diff --git a/posts/first_post.mdwn b/posts/first_post.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..bd4c803
--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/first_post.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+This is my first post.
diff --git a/posts/second_post.mdwn b/posts/second_post.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..5cc6c38
--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/second_post.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+This is the second post to this example blog. To add new posts, just add files to the posts/ subdirectory, or use the web form.
diff --git a/sidebar.mdwn b/sidebar.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e0895f6
--- /dev/null
+++ b/sidebar.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,10 @@
+[[!if test="enabled(calendar)" then="""
+[[!calendar pages="page(./posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
+[[Recent Comments|comments]]
+
+[[Archives]]
+
+[[Tags]]:
+[[!pagestats style="list" pages="./tags/*" among="./posts/*"]]
diff --git a/tags.mdwn b/tags.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b5eca5b
--- /dev/null
+++ b/tags.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,3 @@
+[[!pagestats pages="./tags/*" among="./posts/*"]]
+
+On the right you can see the tag cloud for this blog.