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@@ -32,6 +32,8 @@ trillions of dollars even as inflation
 levels reached their highest mark in
 13 years?
 
+[[!more  linktext="click for more" text="""
+
 Under almost any president, each of
 those events would qualify as a low
 point. But Biden is proving to be
@@ -256,3 +258,4 @@ to go live in any country they like
 better than America.”
 
 New York Post · by Michael Goodwin
+"""]]

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@@ -32,7 +32,6 @@ trillions of dollars even as inflation
 levels reached their highest mark in
 13 years?
 
-[[!more  text="""
 Under almost any president, each of
 those events would qualify as a low
 point. But Biden is proving to be
@@ -49,8 +48,6 @@ questioning the coronavirus vaccines.
 Coming from the president, this is a
 breathtaking accusation and demand.
 
-[[!more  linktext="Read more" text="""
-
 It far exceeds anything Donald Trump
 ever said or did. Trump wrongly called
 some media “the enemy of the people,”
@@ -259,5 +256,3 @@ to go live in any country they like
 better than America.”
 
 New York Post · by Michael Goodwin
-"""]]
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@@ -49,7 +49,8 @@ questioning the coronavirus vaccines.
 Coming from the president, this is a
 breathtaking accusation and demand.
 
-[[!more  linktext="click for more" text="""
+[[!more  linktext="Read more" text="""
+
 It far exceeds anything Donald Trump
 ever said or did. Trump wrongly called
 some media “the enemy of the people,”

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@@ -32,8 +32,7 @@ trillions of dollars even as inflation
 levels reached their highest mark in
 13 years?
 
-[[!more  linktext="more" text="""
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+[[!more  text="""
 Under almost any president, each of
 those events would qualify as a low
 point. But Biden is proving to be

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 levels reached their highest mark in
 13 years?
 
-[[!more  linktext="click for more" text="""
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 Under almost any president, each of
 those events would qualify as a low

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@@ -32,6 +32,8 @@ trillions of dollars even as inflation
 levels reached their highest mark in
 13 years?
 
+[[!more  linktext="click for more" text="""
+
 Under almost any president, each of
 those events would qualify as a low
 point. But Biden is proving to be

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@@ -257,3 +257,5 @@ to go live in any country they like
 better than America.”
 
 New York Post · by Michael Goodwin
+"""]]
+

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@@ -48,6 +48,7 @@ questioning the coronavirus vaccines.
 Coming from the president, this is a
 breathtaking accusation and demand.
 
+[[!more  linktext="click for more" text="""
 It far exceeds anything Donald Trump
 ever said or did. Trump wrongly called
 some media “the enemy of the people,”

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diff --git a/posts/Goodwin_On_Psaju.mdwn b/posts/Goodwin_On_Psaju.mdwn
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@@ -0,0 +1,258 @@
+<https://nypost.com/2021/07/17/joe-bidens-troubling-technique-goodwin/>
+
+"What started on college campuses has metastasized into a national phenomenon, with even large companies insisting that some routine disagreements are intolerable and must be banned."
+
+* * *
+
+Joe Biden’s troubling TECHnique: Goodwin
+
+New York Post · by Michael Goodwin
+
+Any assessment of Joe Biden’s
+performance last week runs into an
+obstacle. While it was awful from
+start to finish, the hard part is
+deciding which was the absolute worst
+moment.
+
+Was it the president’s latest attack
+on state voting law reforms, which he
+bizarrely called “the most significant
+test of our democracy since the Civil
+War”?
+
+Was it the administration’s outrageous
+invitation for the pampered popinjays
+at the United Nations to sit in
+judgment of America’s racial strife?
+
+Or perhaps it was Biden’s decision to
+push a one-party spending spree of
+trillions of dollars even as inflation
+levels reached their highest mark in
+13 years?
+
+Under almost any president, each of
+those events would qualify as a low
+point. But Biden is proving to be
+spectacularly awful at his job, and he
+did something else that captures the
+award for the week’s Worst of the
+Worst.
+
+Friday, the president accused Facebook
+of “killing people” and demanded it
+silence those opposed to or
+questioning the coronavirus vaccines.
+
+Coming from the president, this is a
+breathtaking accusation and demand.
+
+It far exceeds anything Donald Trump
+ever said or did. Trump wrongly called
+some media “the enemy of the people,”
+but never accused them of actually
+“killing people.”
+
+But Biden has — recklessly — and no
+doubt assumes the lapdog news media
+will echo his charge.
+
+Notably, Facebook’s defense is that it
+is silencing as many people as it can
+find who question or criticize the
+vaccines. That’s hardly a defense of
+free speech, but rather shows Big Tech
+fundamentally agrees with Biden’s
+goal. They just differ on the success
+rate.
+
+The alarming approach first emerged
+with a Wednesday report in Politico
+about White House plans to fight what
+it sees as “misinformation” on COVID
+vaccinations.
+
+After Surgeon General Vivek Murthy had
+called on social media...
+
+That sounds potentially benign — until
+you get to this part of the story:
+“Biden allied groups, including the
+Democratic National Committee, are
+also planning to engage fact-checkers
+more aggressively and work with SMS
+carriers to dispel misinformation
+about vaccines that is sent over
+social media and text messages.”
+
+Whoa, Nellie. The White House and the
+DNC are going to monitor and “dispel
+misinformation” on social media and
+private text messages? And work with
+congenitally-corrupt “fact checkers”?
+
+Sadly, it is true. Jen Psaki, whose
+job as press secretary is devoted to
+making the outlandish sound routine,
+elaborated on the plan Thursday and
+confirmed it’s already in operation.
+
+“Within the Surgeon General’s Office,
+we’re flagging posts for Facebook that
+spread disinformation,” Psaki said.
+“We’re working with doctors and
+medical professionals to connect
+medical experts with people, who are
+popular with their audiences, with
+accurate information and boost trusted
+content. So, we’re helping get trusted
+content out there.”
+
+So the government is not only
+“flagging” people it doesn’t like,
+it’s also helping to “boost trusted
+content.”
+
+“It’s important to take faster action
+against harmful posts,” Psaki added.
+“As you all know, information travels
+quite quickly on social media
+platforms. Sometimes it’s not
+accurate, and Facebook needs to move
+more quickly to remove harmful
+violative posts.”
+
+Her words, “not accurate” and “harmful
+violative posts,” are so vague as to
+give the government an open-ended
+license to push Facebook and other
+platforms to censor almost anything
+somebody in the White House doesn’t
+like.
+
+It might start with disagreements over
+COVID, but why would it end there?
+Suppose there’s a story about, oh,
+let’s take a wild stab and say the
+foreign business interests of the
+president’s son that also implicate
+the president.
+
+Might there be any pressure on
+Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and others
+to block the story from being shared?
+Does any of this sound familiar?
+
+Or, more simply, how about the fact
+that today’s “misinformation” on COVID
+is tomorrow’s approved “information?”
+
+Recall that government officials,
+including the unreliable weathervane,
+Dr. Anthony Fauci, switched directions
+so many times it’s hard to say with
+certainty what the latest official
+line is.
+
+If that weren’t bad enough, Psaki dug
+a deeper hole Friday by arguing that
+people banned from one social media
+platform should also be banned from
+others. Her proposal effectively urges
+the companies to create a unified ban
+against American citizens.
+
+On top of Biden’s inflammatory
+accusation, her remarks and the
+government’s actions make it clear we
+are far down the slippery slope.
+
+There’s already one example of the
+potential impacts. The Post’s expose
+on Hunter Biden’s laptop last October
+was blocked by Big Tech for two
+crucial weeks while voting in the
+presidential election was underway.
+
+Later, a poll found most voters were
+not aware of the stories and some 8
+percent said they would have voted
+differently had they known the facts.
+
+That restriction was done for partisan
+purposes by private companies. Imagine
+if the government had demanded the
+blackout, as it is doing now on
+vaccines and who knows what else.
+
+The First Amendment protects the right
+to disagree with the government. But
+two developments are converging that
+make this moment so ominous.
+
+First, the Big Tech platforms are so

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+I must update what I term, below, "the preferred order of battle." A [new list of blogs](https://zeus.jtan.com/~wingnut) is available to help this effort!

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@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@ 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 
+must be sacrificed in combat to effect the expiration of one their 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 
@@ -60,9 +60,9 @@ 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 
+that Civil War generals knew every time they ordered a troop advance that
 they were without fail sending hundreds and then thousands of 
-men to their death, and that slaughter was itself the 
+men to their death. 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, 

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@@ -82,6 +82,17 @@ PAID IN FULL
 
 nb. Col. Robert Gould Shaw fell in battle at age twenty five (25).
 
+----
+
+#####Addenda
+
+h/t <https://revolver.news/#feed>
+
+<https://www.revolver.news/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2021.02.12-03.05-revolvernews-60269922c424d.png>
+
+[Read: “Enslaved Ancestors College Access Scholarship and Memorial Program” ](https://legiscan.com/VA/text/HB1980/2021/X1)
+
+
 
 
 

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+My far-flung audience has been requesting a clarification of my blog situation. Fair enough!
+
+The **preferred** order of battle is now:
+
+<https://Bob2084.branchable.com>
+
+and
+
+<https://Duckman.branchable.com>
+
+

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diff --git a/posts/A_progress_note.mdwn b/posts/A_progress_note.mdwn
index 9ba9959..5cb41e7 100644
--- a/posts/A_progress_note.mdwn
+++ b/posts/A_progress_note.mdwn
@@ -9,3 +9,20 @@ See you there!
 ...time passes by...
 
 Still working on the new site. May start over!
+
++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+Still MORE time passes by. Here's an update on my blog situation.
+
+Bob2021, to borrow a figure from Hume, fell stillborn from the press. It was beset by multiple technical failures, as a result of which I desired not to test the brancahable platform again, not, at least, AT THIS JUNCTURE.
+
+Duckman2, which lives on one my home computers (NetBSD), is available:
+<http://trollboy.ddns.net:8888/Duckman2>. 
+
+There is now also:
+<http://trollboy.ddns.net:8080/Bob2084>.
+This the rightful heir to the much-lamented Bob2021, and it too runs on one of my home computers (Debian Linux), but not the one which serves Duckman2.
+
+My intention is to put the burden of new work onto Bob2084. We'll see how that goes.
+
+Thank you for your patience.
+

diff --git a/posts/A_progress_note.mdwn b/posts/A_progress_note.mdwn
index 4f08c69..9ba9959 100644
--- a/posts/A_progress_note.mdwn
+++ b/posts/A_progress_note.mdwn
@@ -5,3 +5,7 @@ So the new site, when it is untangled, hopefully later today or tonight, will be
 <https://Bob2100.branchable.com>
 
 See you there!
+
+...time passes by...
+
+Still working on the new site. May start over!

diff --git a/posts/A_progress_note.mdwn b/posts/A_progress_note.mdwn
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+++ b/posts/A_progress_note.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,7 @@
+I have launched a new blog, called Bob2021. Duckman had a good run but it seemed time to retire his jersey, if you know what I mean.
+
+So the new site, when it is untangled, hopefully later today or tonight, will be here:
+
+<https://Bob2100.branchable.com>
+
+See you there!

diff --git a/posts/That_steenkin_debate.mdwn b/posts/That_steenkin_debate.mdwn
index 7c49552..47e15d9 100644
--- a/posts/That_steenkin_debate.mdwn
+++ b/posts/That_steenkin_debate.mdwn
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
     Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 03:51:53
     User-Agent: Alpine 2.22 (NEB 394 2020-01-19)
 
-Michael Goodwin of the NYPost, perhaps the in-house columnist 
+[Michael Goodwin of the NYPost](https://nypost.com/2020/09/30/a-hot-mess-of-a-debate-and-a-bad-plan-by-trump-goodwin/), perhaps the in-house columnist 
 most hyped by the paper itself, was disappointed with the 
 debate.
 

diff --git a/posts/That_steenkin_debate.mdwn b/posts/That_steenkin_debate.mdwn
index 4e9ec77..7c49552 100644
--- a/posts/That_steenkin_debate.mdwn
+++ b/posts/That_steenkin_debate.mdwn
@@ -62,5 +62,5 @@ Apparently, single-handedly rewriting the history of the Middle
 East quagmire lacks a certain "je ne sais quoi" for the likes of 
 our Mr. Goodwin.
 
--- 
-These are not the droids you are looking for.
+    --
+    These are not the droids you are looking for.

diff --git a/posts/That_steenkin_debate.mdwn b/posts/That_steenkin_debate.mdwn
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+++ b/posts/That_steenkin_debate.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,66 @@
+    From: Bob Bernstein <bob@fanatick.org>
+    To: Bob Bernstein <bob@dontlooknowbut.com>
+    Subject: How do you get a job like this?
+    Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 03:51:53
+    User-Agent: Alpine 2.22 (NEB 394 2020-01-19)
+
+Michael Goodwin of the NYPost, perhaps the in-house columnist 
+most hyped by the paper itself, was disappointed with the 
+debate.
+
+First he brings the now-mandatory exercise in pomposity and 
+self-importance by setting his expectations for the debate 
+somewhere in a planetary orbit:
+
+"America was mistreated Tuesday. A highly
+anticipated showdown in a closely fought
+presidential election in a deeply divided
+country had the potential to be a clarifying
+moment."
+
+Goodwin wanted, perhaps needs, a "clarifying moment." He was 
+severely disappointed:
+
+"Instead, it was a sweaty, formless flop...it was annoying."
+
+An observation, or two, if I may:
+
+1. From my vantage point, the debate did a first-rate job 
+"clarifying" for Goodwin the current state of the nation: 
+"sweaty, formless...annoying." What a wonderfully pithy, and 
+accurate summation of our body politic here in Fall 2020! The 
+three principals, Biden, Trump, and Wallace, effectively 
+communicated the emotional flavors of political life in these 
+United States.
+
+2. Then Swami Michael returns to his crystal ball and brings 
+back this insight:
+
+"Not good moments for a president whose personality is a drag on 
+his policies for many of the voters he will need to win over if 
+he's to get a second term."
+
+Where do our ink-stained wretches get their data? Goodwin, by 
+implication, declares Trump in need of voters if he's going to 
+win on Nov. 3 -- how does he know this? -- and suggests that 
+his, Trump's, job between now and then is to woo -- that's the 
+requisite cliche, yes? -- the stragglers. Further, he identifies 
+the main problem for the president: HIS PERSONALITY.
+
+But we need to thank Mr. Goodwin for helping us with these 
+knotty considerations: there is at least one possible voter who 
+takes marked exception to Trump's personality: fellow by name of 
+Michael Goodwin who pounds a keyboard for the NYPost.
+
+But strangely, the theory that holds that personality is 
+secondary in importance to actual behaviour, i.e. to concrete 
+actions undertaken, still holds sway with many observers, such 
+as the group of Aussie lawyers who have nominated FOR A THIRD 
+time Donald Trump for a NOBEL PEACE PRIZE.
+
+Apparently, single-handedly rewriting the history of the Middle 
+East quagmire lacks a certain "je ne sais quoi" for the likes of 
+our Mr. Goodwin.
+
+-- 
+These are not the droids you are looking for.

diff --git a/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn b/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
index 30e249d..9ad366f 100644
--- a/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
+++ b/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@ Over the years the necessity for this particular order of precedence -- first gr
 >think, of ascertaining what is right or wrong, and not a 
 >consequence of having already ascertained it.
 
-Clearly, if what is being sought is, as Mill states, a **test** that might be applied in order to establish the truthfulness (or the lack thereof) of certain beliefs as to right and wrong. then that test's propriety -- its veracity or correctness -- must be already established (by means which are, unfortunately, too involved to go into here) *before* individual cases are decided. Typically such tests -- which usually take the form of *rules* purporting to set out and delimit the types of things being considered (the beliefs) and beigh sought (the condlusions) embody  fundamental principles of the philosophical domain to which all the separate cases belong (in our present case, ethics and morals).
+Clearly, if what is being sought is, as Mill states, a **test** that might be applied in order to establish the truthfulness (or the lack thereof) of certain beliefs as to right and wrong. then that test's propriety -- its veracity or correctness -- must be already established (by means which are, unfortunately, too involved to go into here) *before* individual cases are decided. Typically such tests -- which usually take the form of *rules* purporting to set out and delimit the types of things being considered (the beliefs and their grounds) and being sought (the conclusions) embody  fundamental principles of the philosophical domain to which all the separate cases belong (in our present case, ethics and morals).
 
 In the case of our comedian's claim that Trump is a con man, it is fair to ask, on what grounds do you base that claim? The comic must then do two things. First, he must state what factors he thinks are basic to the makeup of any con man, then he must identify what actions or words of Trump can be taken as examples of one or more of those stated factors. More simply, an understanding of the *nature* of a con man must precede its application in any individual case. If the question as to the makeup of all con men is dodged i.e "Oh,everyone knows what a con man is." or "It's obvious Trump is a con man." then the one making the claim -- our comic in the present case -- betrays himself in full view of the public to be a simple fool, who probably hates Trump, isn't really sure why he feels that way, but gets it off his chest by just throwing words like "con man" around with absolutely no ability to connect those words to his target. 
 

diff --git a/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn b/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
index cccac0f..30e249d 100644
--- a/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
+++ b/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
@@ -8,13 +8,25 @@ As my title suggests, I intend to call as witnesses for the plaintiff, Bertrand
 
 Dear Anxiety-Ridden Reader: I am not so rash as to take it upon myself to frame the definition of "rational." I leave chores of that gravity to such as Prof. Russell, who opined (in print[^1] no less) that *"...it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true...*" With that one brief statement Russell has specified the order to be observed: *grounds* for a belief (sometimes referred to as *"reasons"*) must always be established first; only then can appeal be made to whatever steps -- proposed as "logical" -- which will ultimately yield the prized **conclusion**.
 
+###J.S. Mill -- An Aside
+
+Mill (1806-73) and his philosophical work formed the chief focal point of all discussion of moral and political theory carried out in the English language for most of the nineteenth century. That there even could be, outside of organized religion, such a thing as a *theory* of morals will strike most denizens of the early twenty-first century as quite remarkable, as if it was the latest specimen on display at *[Ripley's Believe It Or Not](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripley%27s_Believe_It_or_Not%21)*.
+
+Mill and his philosophical colleagues were concerned to penetrate to the heart of such things as *goodness* and *justice* in order to grasp their essential meaning. So, for example, in weighing the desirability of any proposed course of action, should one pay more attention to what is *motivating* the action, or to its *consequences*? This is one of the many necessary discernments thrown up by the sort of profound examination to which moral philosophers subjected all manner of society's rules and mores.
+
+I am not the man to pen a precis of the mountainous intellectual terrain  that is moral philosophy in the [anglophone](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anglophone) world, and, besides, the details of those discussions are irrelevant to what I want to bring into focus: the fate of rationality in general in our world, where by "*rationality*" I mean no more than what Russell proposed in regard to insisting that accepted beliefs have *grounds*.
+
+Regrettably, moral philosophers now have no audience for their writings beyond their academic circle of teachers and grad students still enthralled by the subject matter. Discussion nowadays of moral questions is believed to carry no more weight than conversations about what toppings should never be put on pizza. (Some believe "anchovies" are the principal villain.) Suffice to say that very very few are intrested in what Mill termed *"a test of right and wrong."* Mill commented on this problem -- the imperative need for reasons for our beliefs -- in an unusual way. 
+
+###Read on:
+
 Over the years the necessity for this particular order of precedence -- first grounds or reasons, then **conclusion** -- has not always been as widely accepted as one might have hoped. Some years prior to Russell publishing his formulation in *_Skeptical Essays_*, Mill felt he had adequate justification to write:
 
 >A test of right and wrong must be the means, one would 
 >think, of ascertaining what is right or wrong, and not a 
 >consequence of having already ascertained it.
 
-Clearly, if what is being sought is, as Mill states, a **test** that might be applied in order to establish the truthfulness (or the lack thereof) of certain individual cases, then that test's propriety must be already established (by means which are, unfortunately, too involved to go into here) *before* individual cases are decided. Typically such tests embody a fundamental principle of the philosophical domain to which all the separate cases belong.
+Clearly, if what is being sought is, as Mill states, a **test** that might be applied in order to establish the truthfulness (or the lack thereof) of certain beliefs as to right and wrong. then that test's propriety -- its veracity or correctness -- must be already established (by means which are, unfortunately, too involved to go into here) *before* individual cases are decided. Typically such tests -- which usually take the form of *rules* purporting to set out and delimit the types of things being considered (the beliefs) and beigh sought (the condlusions) embody  fundamental principles of the philosophical domain to which all the separate cases belong (in our present case, ethics and morals).
 
 In the case of our comedian's claim that Trump is a con man, it is fair to ask, on what grounds do you base that claim? The comic must then do two things. First, he must state what factors he thinks are basic to the makeup of any con man, then he must identify what actions or words of Trump can be taken as examples of one or more of those stated factors. More simply, an understanding of the *nature* of a con man must precede its application in any individual case. If the question as to the makeup of all con men is dodged i.e "Oh,everyone knows what a con man is." or "It's obvious Trump is a con man." then the one making the claim -- our comic in the present case -- betrays himself in full view of the public to be a simple fool, who probably hates Trump, isn't really sure why he feels that way, but gets it off his chest by just throwing words like "con man" around with absolutely no ability to connect those words to his target. 
 

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 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)
+
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diff --git a/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn b/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
index 6f66ba4..cccac0f 100644
--- a/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
+++ b/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ I [read this morning](https://www.wsj.com/articles/jim-gaffigan-donald-trump-and
 
 Of course dear reader you see my difficulty straight away: I have assumed that Gaffigan reviewed Trump's public comings, goings and declarations, and then *inferred* from that dataset the **conclusion** just noted above. What a silly boy I must be! 
 
-The notion that we *ordinarily* first amass *evidence*, then subject it to *logic*, in order to reach a *rational* **conclusion** has NEVER presented an accurate picture of how ratiocination is pursued in Christendom. In fact, it is the exact reverse series of mental operations that has been, over the centuries, and still is, most commonly employed: first, establish -- relying mostly on emotion -- the **conclusion** one desires to establish, then fabricate data, and what -- it will be hoped -- are to be taken as operations of logic, such that when all is tossed into the cranial cuisinart lo' and behold the Blessed **Conclusion** emerges.
+The notion that we *ordinarily* first amass *evidence*, then subject it to *logic*, in order to reach a *rational* **conclusion** has NEVER presented an accurate picture of how ratiocination is pursued in Christendom. In fact, it is the exact reverse series of mental operations that has been, over the centuries, and still is, most commonly employed: first, determine -- relying mostly on emotion -- the **conclusion** one desires to establish, then fabricate data, and what -- it will be hoped -- are to be taken as operations of logic, such that when all is tossed into the cranial cuisinart, lo' and behold the (no doubt much-sought-after) **conclusion** emerges.
 
 As my title suggests, I intend to call as witnesses for the plaintiff, Bertrand Russell and John Stuart Mill. The eyes of attentive readers will already have been caught by my italicization, above, of the word "rational." At this point the more weak-kneed members of my audience may find themselves flailing with an urge to cry out, loudly, "And who are you, Mr. High and Mighty "Duckman" to decide for the rest of us in what rationality consists!" 
 

diff --git a/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn b/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
index b89d895..6f66ba4 100644
--- a/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
+++ b/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ I [read this morning](https://www.wsj.com/articles/jim-gaffigan-donald-trump-and
 
 Of course dear reader you see my difficulty straight away: I have assumed that Gaffigan reviewed Trump's public comings, goings and declarations, and then *inferred* from that dataset the **conclusion** just noted above. What a silly boy I must be! 
 
-The notion that we *ordinarily* first amass *evidence*, then subject it to *logic*, in order to reach a *rational* **conclusion** has NEVER presented an accurate picture of how ratiocination is pursued in Christendom. In fact, it is the exact reverse series of mental operations that has been, over the centuries, and still is, most commonly employed: first, establish --relying mostly on emotion -- the **conclusion** one desires to establish, then fabricate data, and what -- it will be hoped -- are to be taken as operations of logic, such that when all is tossed into the cranial cuisinart lo' and behold the Blessed **Conclusion** emerges.
+The notion that we *ordinarily* first amass *evidence*, then subject it to *logic*, in order to reach a *rational* **conclusion** has NEVER presented an accurate picture of how ratiocination is pursued in Christendom. In fact, it is the exact reverse series of mental operations that has been, over the centuries, and still is, most commonly employed: first, establish -- relying mostly on emotion -- the **conclusion** one desires to establish, then fabricate data, and what -- it will be hoped -- are to be taken as operations of logic, such that when all is tossed into the cranial cuisinart lo' and behold the Blessed **Conclusion** emerges.
 
 As my title suggests, I intend to call as witnesses for the plaintiff, Bertrand Russell and John Stuart Mill. The eyes of attentive readers will already have been caught by my italicization, above, of the word "rational." At this point the more weak-kneed members of my audience may find themselves flailing with an urge to cry out, loudly, "And who are you, Mr. High and Mighty "Duckman" to decide for the rest of us in what rationality consists!" 
 

diff --git a/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn b/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
index 35b1572..b89d895 100644
--- a/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
+++ b/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
@@ -2,11 +2,11 @@ I [read this morning](https://www.wsj.com/articles/jim-gaffigan-donald-trump-and
 
 Of course dear reader you see my difficulty straight away: I have assumed that Gaffigan reviewed Trump's public comings, goings and declarations, and then *inferred* from that dataset the **conclusion** just noted above. What a silly boy I must be! 
 
-The notion that we *ordinarily* first amass *evidence*, then subject it to *logic*, in order to reach a *rational* **conclusion** has NEVER presented an accurate picture of how ratiocination is pursued in Christendom. In fact, it is the exact reverse series of mental operations that has been, over the centuries, and still is, most commonly employed: first, establish --relying mostly on emotion -- the **conclusion** one desires to establish, then fabricate data, and what -- it will be hoped -- is to be taken as operations of logic, such that when all is tossed into the cranial cuisinart lo' and behold the Blessed **Conclusion** emerges.
+The notion that we *ordinarily* first amass *evidence*, then subject it to *logic*, in order to reach a *rational* **conclusion** has NEVER presented an accurate picture of how ratiocination is pursued in Christendom. In fact, it is the exact reverse series of mental operations that has been, over the centuries, and still is, most commonly employed: first, establish --relying mostly on emotion -- the **conclusion** one desires to establish, then fabricate data, and what -- it will be hoped -- are to be taken as operations of logic, such that when all is tossed into the cranial cuisinart lo' and behold the Blessed **Conclusion** emerges.
 
-As my title suggests, I intend to call as witnesses for the plaintiff, Bertrand Russell and John Stuart Mill. The eyes of attentive readers will already have been caught by my italicization, above, of the word "rational." At this point the more weak-kneed members of my audience may find themselves flailing with an urge to interrupt with "And who are you, Mr. High and Mighty "Duckman" to decide for the rest of us in what rationality consists!" 
+As my title suggests, I intend to call as witnesses for the plaintiff, Bertrand Russell and John Stuart Mill. The eyes of attentive readers will already have been caught by my italicization, above, of the word "rational." At this point the more weak-kneed members of my audience may find themselves flailing with an urge to cry out, loudly, "And who are you, Mr. High and Mighty "Duckman" to decide for the rest of us in what rationality consists!" 
 
-Dear Anxiety-Ridden Reader: I am not so rash as to take it upon myself to frame the definition of "rational." I leave chores of that gravity to such as Prof. Russell, who has opined (in print[^1] no less) that *"...it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true...*" With that one brief statement Russell has specified the order to be observed: *grounds* for a belief (sometimes referred to as *"reasons"*) must always be first established; only then can appeal be made to whatever steps -- proposed as "logical" --which will ultimately yield the prized **conclusion**.
+Dear Anxiety-Ridden Reader: I am not so rash as to take it upon myself to frame the definition of "rational." I leave chores of that gravity to such as Prof. Russell, who opined (in print[^1] no less) that *"...it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true...*" With that one brief statement Russell has specified the order to be observed: *grounds* for a belief (sometimes referred to as *"reasons"*) must always be established first; only then can appeal be made to whatever steps -- proposed as "logical" -- which will ultimately yield the prized **conclusion**.
 
 Over the years the necessity for this particular order of precedence -- first grounds or reasons, then **conclusion** -- has not always been as widely accepted as one might have hoped. Some years prior to Russell publishing his formulation in *_Skeptical Essays_*, Mill felt he had adequate justification to write:
 
@@ -18,6 +18,8 @@ Clearly, if what is being sought is, as Mill states, a **test** that might be ap
 
 In the case of our comedian's claim that Trump is a con man, it is fair to ask, on what grounds do you base that claim? The comic must then do two things. First, he must state what factors he thinks are basic to the makeup of any con man, then he must identify what actions or words of Trump can be taken as examples of one or more of those stated factors. More simply, an understanding of the *nature* of a con man must precede its application in any individual case. If the question as to the makeup of all con men is dodged i.e "Oh,everyone knows what a con man is." or "It's obvious Trump is a con man." then the one making the claim -- our comic in the present case -- betrays himself in full view of the public to be a simple fool, who probably hates Trump, isn't really sure why he feels that way, but gets it off his chest by just throwing words like "con man" around with absolutely no ability to connect those words to his target. 
 
+## This is a work-in-process: to be continued.
+
 
 
 

diff --git a/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn b/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
index 519f07c..35b1572 100644
--- a/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
+++ b/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
@@ -6,9 +6,24 @@ The notion that we *ordinarily* first amass *evidence*, then subject it to *logi
 
 As my title suggests, I intend to call as witnesses for the plaintiff, Bertrand Russell and John Stuart Mill. The eyes of attentive readers will already have been caught by my italicization, above, of the word "rational." At this point the more weak-kneed members of my audience may find themselves flailing with an urge to interrupt with "And who are you, Mr. High and Mighty "Duckman" to decide for the rest of us in what rationality consists!" 
 
-Dear Anxiety-Ridden Reader: I am not so rash as to take it upon myself to frame the definition of "rational." I leave chores of that gravity to such as Prof. Russell, who has opined (in print no less) that *"...it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for
-supposing it true...*"
+Dear Anxiety-Ridden Reader: I am not so rash as to take it upon myself to frame the definition of "rational." I leave chores of that gravity to such as Prof. Russell, who has opined (in print[^1] no less) that *"...it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true...*" With that one brief statement Russell has specified the order to be observed: *grounds* for a belief (sometimes referred to as *"reasons"*) must always be first established; only then can appeal be made to whatever steps -- proposed as "logical" --which will ultimately yield the prized **conclusion**.
 
+Over the years the necessity for this particular order of precedence -- first grounds or reasons, then **conclusion** -- has not always been as widely accepted as one might have hoped. Some years prior to Russell publishing his formulation in *_Skeptical Essays_*, Mill felt he had adequate justification to write:
+
+>A test of right and wrong must be the means, one would 
+>think, of ascertaining what is right or wrong, and not a 
+>consequence of having already ascertained it.
+
+Clearly, if what is being sought is, as Mill states, a **test** that might be applied in order to establish the truthfulness (or the lack thereof) of certain individual cases, then that test's propriety must be already established (by means which are, unfortunately, too involved to go into here) *before* individual cases are decided. Typically such tests embody a fundamental principle of the philosophical domain to which all the separate cases belong.
+
+In the case of our comedian's claim that Trump is a con man, it is fair to ask, on what grounds do you base that claim? The comic must then do two things. First, he must state what factors he thinks are basic to the makeup of any con man, then he must identify what actions or words of Trump can be taken as examples of one or more of those stated factors. More simply, an understanding of the *nature* of a con man must precede its application in any individual case. If the question as to the makeup of all con men is dodged i.e "Oh,everyone knows what a con man is." or "It's obvious Trump is a con man." then the one making the claim -- our comic in the present case -- betrays himself in full view of the public to be a simple fool, who probably hates Trump, isn't really sure why he feels that way, but gets it off his chest by just throwing words like "con man" around with absolutely no ability to connect those words to his target. 
+
+
+
+
+
+
+[^1]: Skeptical Essays, chap 1.
 
 
 

diff --git a/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn b/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
index f2a4533..519f07c 100644
--- a/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
+++ b/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
@@ -4,5 +4,12 @@ Of course dear reader you see my difficulty straight away: I have assumed that G
 
 The notion that we *ordinarily* first amass *evidence*, then subject it to *logic*, in order to reach a *rational* **conclusion** has NEVER presented an accurate picture of how ratiocination is pursued in Christendom. In fact, it is the exact reverse series of mental operations that has been, over the centuries, and still is, most commonly employed: first, establish --relying mostly on emotion -- the **conclusion** one desires to establish, then fabricate data, and what -- it will be hoped -- is to be taken as operations of logic, such that when all is tossed into the cranial cuisinart lo' and behold the Blessed **Conclusion** emerges.
 
+As my title suggests, I intend to call as witnesses for the plaintiff, Bertrand Russell and John Stuart Mill. The eyes of attentive readers will already have been caught by my italicization, above, of the word "rational." At this point the more weak-kneed members of my audience may find themselves flailing with an urge to interrupt with "And who are you, Mr. High and Mighty "Duckman" to decide for the rest of us in what rationality consists!" 
+
+Dear Anxiety-Ridden Reader: I am not so rash as to take it upon myself to frame the definition of "rational." I leave chores of that gravity to such as Prof. Russell, who has opined (in print no less) that *"...it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for
+supposing it true...*"
+
+
+
 
 

diff --git a/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn b/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/J.S._Mill__44___Bertrand_Russell__44___and_THE_ELECTION.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,8 @@
+I [read this morning](https://www.wsj.com/articles/jim-gaffigan-donald-trump-and-the-death-of-laughter-11599247043) that one of my favorite stand-up comedians has let loose a nasty assault on Donald Trump. Among the terms of abuse in evidence in the Twitter rant is "con man," which left me with yet another philosophical-ish question renting space in my head, namely "I wonder what behaviour or utterance of Trump led to the **conclusion** that he is a "con man?"
+
+Of course dear reader you see my difficulty straight away: I have assumed that Gaffigan reviewed Trump's public comings, goings and declarations, and then *inferred* from that dataset the **conclusion** just noted above. What a silly boy I must be! 
+
+The notion that we *ordinarily* first amass *evidence*, then subject it to *logic*, in order to reach a *rational* **conclusion** has NEVER presented an accurate picture of how ratiocination is pursued in Christendom. In fact, it is the exact reverse series of mental operations that has been, over the centuries, and still is, most commonly employed: first, establish --relying mostly on emotion -- the **conclusion** one desires to establish, then fabricate data, and what -- it will be hoped -- is to be taken as operations of logic, such that when all is tossed into the cranial cuisinart lo' and behold the Blessed **Conclusion** emerges.
+
+
+

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
index f59542f..3de0cd5 100644
--- a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@ It's happened before. Over and over again.[^1] Large numbers of us fall victim t
 
 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. 
+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, with the publication of [The Authoritarian Personality](https://www.psychologistworld.com/influence-personality/authoritarian-personality), following the emergence of the Third Reich in Germany. 
 

diff --git a/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn b/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn
index 6179f80..b9ca26d 100644
--- a/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ That comment was intended to form the basis of a little bit of restrained Hitch
 
 ***
 
-I almost always follow a personal rule of thumb, to wit, when viewing a webpage promising news of a recent outcropping of violence -- violence of any sort, not necessarily race-spawned -- and bespeckled by colorful buttons bearing the legend "Video," I never click for video. In seventy six years I have already streamed a sufficiency of images of graphic violence through my brain, which ought at this late date be relieved of the ugly chore of processing yet more.
+I almost always follow a personal rule of thumb, to wit, when viewing a webpage promising news of a recent outcropping of violence -- violence of any sort, not necessarily race-spawned -- and bespeckled with colorful buttons bearing the legend "Video," I never click for video. In seventy six years I have already streamed a sufficiency of images of graphic violence through my brain, which ought at this late date be relieved of the ugly chore of processing yet more.
 
 I had already read about a young black man who, yesterday, 23 Aug 2020 (it was claimed), had been shot by a policeman several times in the back, and at point-blank range to boot. Somehow he has survived. Something in me said, "This I gotta see." The video, regrettably, bore out the reports I had read. The man was in the act of opening the driver's side door of an SUV with a policeman only scant feet behind him, with sidearm drawn.
 
@@ -27,7 +27,7 @@ What's going on here?
 
 It's already been, by my reckoning, some years since the phrase "suicide by police" entered our lexicons. These words were used, obviously, to denote a death brought on by a subject deliberately taunting armed police, say, by pointing a firearm at them. That turns out to be a very efficient shortcut to expiration of self.
 
-This current incident suggests a new type of psychopathology has emerged, characterized by delusions of indestructibility. Whereas in "death by police" the suicidal intent is front and center, and is what -- it may be reasonably concluded I would argue -- the subject seeks. What I see in this newer variant of mental illness is something of the opposite case: the subject behaves as if he believes there is no way he is about to die. That's not what he wants. 
+This current incident suggests a new type of psychopathology has emerged, characterized by delusions of indestructibility. Whereas in "death by police" the suicidal intent is front and center, and is what -- it may be reasonably concluded I would argue -- the subject seeks. What I see in this newer variant of mental illness is something of the opposite case: the subject behaves as if he believes there is *no way* he is about to die. That's not what he wants. 
 
 Are young black men now beset by a delusion of a "SuperPower", namely that by sheer braggadocio they can face down policemen and render them helpless?
 

diff --git a/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn b/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn
index ee11f08..6179f80 100644
--- a/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) left us a memoir entitled _Hitch-22_, and then went on to narrate the audible.com recorded version. I began to listen through the book last year, but it is dense going and I set it aside near the end of the year and began a re-listen of Carl Sandburg's Lincoln bio. But two weeks ago I returned to Hitch's book just in time to pick up the story of his conversion to advocacy of "regime change" in Iraq -- i.e. let's get rid of the psychotic mass-murderer Saddam Hussein. This became the watershed moment of his political evolution, the cardinal sin his Leftist colleagues would never forgive or forget.
+Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) left us a memoir entitled _Hitch-22_, and then went on to narrate the audible.com recorded version. I began to listen through the book last year, but it is dense going and I set it aside near the end of the year and began a re-listen of Carl Sandburg's Lincoln bio. But two weeks ago I returned to Hitch's book just in time to pick up the story of his conversion to high-profile public advocacy of "regime change" in Iraq -- i.e. let's get rid of the psychotic mass-murderer Saddam Hussein. This became the watershed moment of his political evolution, the cardinal sin his Leftist colleagues would never forgive or forget.
 
 I planned a short notice to put up here on _Duckman_, derived from an aside by Hitchens pertaining to how his critics began to mount their attacks on him. This is wonderful, vintage Hitch:
 
@@ -15,7 +15,7 @@ I planned a short notice to put up here on _Duckman_, derived from an aside by H
 > making any noisy moron into a 
 > master analyst."
 
-That comment was intended to form the basis for a little bit of restrained Hitch hagiography, focusing on his travels in Kurdistan after Saddam's fall. But this morning I made a mistake. Please read on:
+That comment was intended to form the basis of a little bit of restrained Hitch hagiography, focusing on his travels in Kurdistan after Saddam's fall. But this morning I made a mistake. Please read on:
 
 ***
 
@@ -29,10 +29,12 @@ It's already been, by my reckoning, some years since the phrase "suicide by poli
 
 This current incident suggests a new type of psychopathology has emerged, characterized by delusions of indestructibility. Whereas in "death by police" the suicidal intent is front and center, and is what -- it may be reasonably concluded I would argue -- the subject seeks. What I see in this newer variant of mental illness is something of the opposite case: the subject behaves as if he believes there is no way he is about to die. That's not what he wants. 
 
-Are young black men now beset by a delusion of a Super-Power, namely that by sheer braggadocio they can face down and render helpless policemen?
+Are young black men now beset by a delusion of a "SuperPower", namely that by sheer braggadocio they can face down policemen and render them helpless?
 
 How will this end?
 
+Next: my fascination with the role of delusion in social and cultural analysis.
+
 
 
 

diff --git a/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn b/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn
index de390db..ee11f08 100644
--- a/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) left us a memoir entitled _Hitch-22_, and then went on to narrate the audible.com recorded version. I began to listen through the book last year, but it is dense going and I set it aside near the end of the year and began a re-listen to Carl Sandburg's Lincoln bio. But two weeks ago I returned to Hitch's book just in time to pick up the story of his conversion to advocacy of "regime change" in Iraq. This became the watershed moment of his political evolution, the cardinal sin his Leftist colleagues would never forgive or forget.
+Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) left us a memoir entitled _Hitch-22_, and then went on to narrate the audible.com recorded version. I began to listen through the book last year, but it is dense going and I set it aside near the end of the year and began a re-listen of Carl Sandburg's Lincoln bio. But two weeks ago I returned to Hitch's book just in time to pick up the story of his conversion to advocacy of "regime change" in Iraq -- i.e. let's get rid of the psychotic mass-murderer Saddam Hussein. This became the watershed moment of his political evolution, the cardinal sin his Leftist colleagues would never forgive or forget.
 
 I planned a short notice to put up here on _Duckman_, derived from an aside by Hitchens pertaining to how his critics began to mount their attacks on him. This is wonderful, vintage Hitch:
 
@@ -15,6 +15,29 @@ I planned a short notice to put up here on _Duckman_, derived from an aside by H
 > making any noisy moron into a 
 > master analyst."
 
+That comment was intended to form the basis for a little bit of restrained Hitch hagiography, focusing on his travels in Kurdistan after Saddam's fall. But this morning I made a mistake. Please read on:
+
+***
+
+I almost always follow a personal rule of thumb, to wit, when viewing a webpage promising news of a recent outcropping of violence -- violence of any sort, not necessarily race-spawned -- and bespeckled by colorful buttons bearing the legend "Video," I never click for video. In seventy six years I have already streamed a sufficiency of images of graphic violence through my brain, which ought at this late date be relieved of the ugly chore of processing yet more.
+
+I had already read about a young black man who, yesterday, 23 Aug 2020 (it was claimed), had been shot by a policeman several times in the back, and at point-blank range to boot. Somehow he has survived. Something in me said, "This I gotta see." The video, regrettably, bore out the reports I had read. The man was in the act of opening the driver's side door of an SUV with a policeman only scant feet behind him, with sidearm drawn.
+
+What's going on here?
+
+It's already been, by my reckoning, some years since the phrase "suicide by police" entered our lexicons. These words were used, obviously, to denote a death brought on by a subject deliberately taunting armed police, say, by pointing a firearm at them. That turns out to be a very efficient shortcut to expiration of self.
+
+This current incident suggests a new type of psychopathology has emerged, characterized by delusions of indestructibility. Whereas in "death by police" the suicidal intent is front and center, and is what -- it may be reasonably concluded I would argue -- the subject seeks. What I see in this newer variant of mental illness is something of the opposite case: the subject behaves as if he believes there is no way he is about to die. That's not what he wants. 
+
+Are young black men now beset by a delusion of a Super-Power, namely that by sheer braggadocio they can face down and render helpless policemen?
+
+How will this end?
+
+
+
+
+
+
 
 
 

diff --git a/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn b/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn
index 70dbeac..de390db 100644
--- a/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn
@@ -1 +1,21 @@
-Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) left us a memoir entitled _Hitch-22_, and then went on to narrate the audible.com recorded version. I began to listen through the book last year, but it is dense going and I set it aside near the end of the year and began a re-listen to Carl Sandburg's Lincoln bio.
+Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) left us a memoir entitled _Hitch-22_, and then went on to narrate the audible.com recorded version. I began to listen through the book last year, but it is dense going and I set it aside near the end of the year and began a re-listen to Carl Sandburg's Lincoln bio. But two weeks ago I returned to Hitch's book just in time to pick up the story of his conversion to advocacy of "regime change" in Iraq. This became the watershed moment of his political evolution, the cardinal sin his Leftist colleagues would never forgive or forget.
+
+I planned a short notice to put up here on _Duckman_, derived from an aside by Hitchens pertaining to how his critics began to mount their attacks on him. This is wonderful, vintage Hitch:
+
+> "I had become too accustomed to the 
+> pseudo-Left new style, whereby if 
+> your opponent thought he had 
+> identified your lowest possible 
+> motive, he was quite certain that 
+> he had isolated the only real one. 
+> This vulgar method, which is now 
+> the norm and the standard in much 
+> non-Left journalism as well, is 
+> designed to have the effect of 
+> making any noisy moron into a 
+> master analyst."
+
+
+
+
+

diff --git a/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn b/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn
index c418cb7..70dbeac 100644
--- a/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn
@@ -1 +1 @@
-Christopher Hitchens us left a memoir entitled _Hitch-22_, and then went on to narrate the audible.com recorded version.
+Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) left us a memoir entitled _Hitch-22_, and then went on to narrate the audible.com recorded version. I began to listen through the book last year, but it is dense going and I set it aside near the end of the year and began a re-listen to Carl Sandburg's Lincoln bio.

diff --git a/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn b/posts/Lets_Review.mdwn
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@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+Christopher Hitchens us left a memoir entitled _Hitch-22_, and then went on to narrate the audible.com recorded version.

diff --git a/posts/He__39__s_seen_the_light.mdwn b/posts/He__39__s_seen_the_light.mdwn
index e650d0f..30dc6cb 100644
--- a/posts/He__39__s_seen_the_light.mdwn
+++ b/posts/He__39__s_seen_the_light.mdwn
@@ -17,10 +17,10 @@ unexciting." Unexciting because no one has had any
 interest in objective historical truth for many 
 many years.
 
-(The courageous NY Times did not propose this as an 
+The courageous NY Times did not propose this (i.e. "Have no interest in objective historical truth.") as an 
 explicit agenda for "activist journalism" until 
 long after that recreation's ascendance on Grub 
-Street was complete.)
+Street was complete.
 
 NO ONE cares as to what "really happened" A boring, 
 and much too thorny a question anyway. But even the 

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
index 8410ed6..f59542f 100644
--- a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -30,7 +30,7 @@ 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. 
+Please consider the above murky prose as prolegomena to blatantly political commentary. The "mass insanity" (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 yourself in a snit over that; we'll just summon **another** whistleblower!
 
@@ -62,7 +62,7 @@ My mood is well expressed by this note I sent last week to the local talk-radio
 >
 >--   
 >You ask yourself: What's going on in Bob's mind?   
->Unix techie:       https://ruptured-duck.com
+>Unix techie:       <https://ruptured-duck.com>
 
 ---
 Thank you for your patience if you were able to wade through this outburst!

diff --git a/posts/He__39__s_seen_the_light.mdwn b/posts/He__39__s_seen_the_light.mdwn
index 3d5595a..e650d0f 100644
--- a/posts/He__39__s_seen_the_light.mdwn
+++ b/posts/He__39__s_seen_the_light.mdwn
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-I'm like a moth around an open flame with my new theory e.g. that Biden will gain an easy victory at the polls this November simply because the populace is exhausted and wants to take a break. Ir will not be a "mandate" for anything other than getting the party of mentally ill children to shut up and do some constructive work for the nation -- if they remember how to do that. Here's an email I sent out today that expresses the thing in language that is a little more florid:
+I'm like a moth around an open flame with my new theory e.g. that Biden will gain an easy victory at the polls this November simply because the populace is exhausted and wants to take a break. It will not be a "mandate" for anything other than getting the party of mentally ill children to shut up and do some constructive work for the nation -- if they remember how to do that. Here's an email I sent out today that expresses the thing in language that is a little more florid:
 
 ---
 From: Bob Bernstein <bob@fanatick.org>  

diff --git a/posts/Who_started_all_this__63__.mdwn b/posts/Who_started_all_this__63__.mdwn
index 60c739e..10ba851 100644
--- a/posts/Who_started_all_this__63__.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Who_started_all_this__63__.mdwn
@@ -27,6 +27,8 @@ about that?" At which point Neil would already be
 hobbling across the room trying to get his pants
 off at the same time...
 
+# [About that "datapoint"]( https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8293057/How-Neil-Fergusons-married-lover-enjoys-perfect-family-life.html)
+
 
 
 

diff --git a/posts/He__39__s_seen_the_light.mdwn b/posts/He__39__s_seen_the_light.mdwn
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@@ -0,0 +1,45 @@
+I'm like a moth around an open flame with my new theory e.g. that Biden will gain an easy victory at the polls this November simply because the populace is exhausted and wants to take a break. Ir will not be a "mandate" for anything other than getting the party of mentally ill children to shut up and do some constructive work for the nation -- if they remember how to do that. Here's an email I sent out today that expresses the thing in language that is a little more florid:
+
+---
+From: Bob Bernstein <bob@fanatick.org>  
+Subject: Biden stands a damn good chance. Here's why.  
+Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 16:27:56  
+User-Agent: Alpine 2.22 (NEB 394 2020-01-19)  
+
+It is of course not the case that Trump has 
+_caused_ much if any of the wave of distress that 
+has had, for some time now, the Republic's bowels 
+in an uproar. But as snarky types (such as academic 
+philosophers, who know only others like them, and 
+their doctoral candidates, read their books and 
+papers) like to say, that claim is "true but 
+unexciting." Unexciting because no one has had any 
+interest in objective historical truth for many 
+many years.
+
+(The courageous NY Times did not propose this as an 
+explicit agenda for "activist journalism" until 
+long after that recreation's ascendance on Grub 
+Street was complete.)
+
+NO ONE cares as to what "really happened" A boring, 
+and much too thorny a question anyway. But even the 
+dullest among us must by now be sensing, even if 
+only as through a glass darkly, that the resolution 
+of the nation's colonic unhappiness would follow 
+IMMEDIATELY on Trump's removal by any means.
+
+The violence would evaporate. The BLM signage -- 
+even that outside Fenway Park -- would come down. 
+Police budgets would be restored. Children *and* 
+their teachers would excitedly prepare for a return 
+to school in the Fall. It might be months or years 
+before we even again saw the word "mask" in print. 
+And so on.
+
+It's obvious, yes?
+
+-- 
+These are not the droids you are looking for.
+
+

diff --git a/posts/Me_and_The_Blue-Wave.mdwn b/posts/Me_and_The_Blue-Wave.mdwn
index bf4ed65..3b5cd46 100644
--- a/posts/Me_and_The_Blue-Wave.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Me_and_The_Blue-Wave.mdwn
@@ -1,7 +1,3 @@
-Robert Bernstein  
-28 Homestead Ave.  
-Smithfield, RI 02917  
-401-231-5502
 
 November 15, 2018 ~ 1327 words
 

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--- a/index.mdwn
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@@ -7,6 +7,8 @@
 [[!inline pages="page(./posts/*) and !*/Discussion" show="10"
 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)

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@@ -1,8 +1,10 @@
-My principal efforts since Nov '16 have been in order of composition:
+My principal efforts since Nov '16 have been. in order of composition:
 
-Mass Insanity  
-Me And The Blue-Wave  
-Robert Gould Shaw  
+[[Mass Insanity]]
+
+[[Me And The Blue-Wave]]
+
+[[Robert Gould Shaw]]
 
 
 

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+My principal efforts since Nov '16 have been in order of composition:
+
+Mass Insanity  
+Me And The Blue-Wave  
+Robert Gould Shaw  
+
+
+

diff --git a/posts/Me_and_The_Blue-Wave.mdwn b/posts/Me_and_The_Blue-Wave.mdwn
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+Robert Bernstein  
+28 Homestead Ave.  
+Smithfield, RI 02917  
+401-231-5502
+
+November 15, 2018 ~ 1327 words
+
+
+##Me And The Blue Wave
+
+Voters deprived of good information are helpless to
+make effective choices. Voters lulled into a false
+sense of "being informed" are even more susceptible to
+erroneous data. Would I be taking things too far to
+assert that Orwell's fictitious "Ministry of Truth"
+(as in his novel _1984_) has now become fact? Think
+CNN and its "MSM" colleagues. Orwell's knack for
+historical prescience looms more startling with every
+turn of the calendar. 
+
+During the run-up to the recent election, I consoled
+myself with this thought: surely the citizens of this
+great land would never return power to the group now
+revealed to be guilty of genuinely high crimes,
+involving the top ranks of the DOJ and FBI leadership,
+and corrupting some of our major national security
+institutions (think FISA and NSA). Surely, as I say,
+such an oversight, such a miscalculation, would be
+simply beyond the pale for our voters.
+
+Granted, the midterms are not focussed in any
+preeminent fashion on national issues. On the
+hustings, the contests are diffuse in their foci, with
+local and county matters often stirring voters'
+passions far more than goings-on in Washington D.C.
+
+But still, it would require a deliberate act of
+short-sightedness not to include in the balance a
+mandate on the presidency. I lack the expertise needed
+to quantify the degree to which it was a vote
+for-or-against Trump, but some of the votes cast must
+have been intended to record sentiments on that
+question.
+
+I have a friend; let's call him Fred. We met back in
+the eighties working at the same business in
+Massachusetts, and have stayed friends ever since. We
+try to meet for supper about every two or three months
+in a local ordinary family restaurant, where they
+don't really care how long you sit there yakking after
+you're finished over-stuffing your face.
+
+Fred is a literate fellow. He reads books. His
+undergrad degree was in math. But he also reads pretty
+much every day the Boston Globe and the Providence
+Journal, and he watches cable news every week
+night. My assessment is that the net consequence of
+these latter activities is that Fred is convinced that
+he is well-informed, at least to the utmost possible
+for an ordinary literate American.
+
+On the phone the other night, while setting a date 
+for our next supper, I asked him if he knew what the 
+acronym "FISA" meant. I then asked him what he 
+thought about our very own FBI marching into a FISA 
+courtroom to apply for a warrant for surveillance of 
+one of Trump's former acquaintances with an 
+application they prepared using a totally fallacious 
+and bogus "dossier." And, had he heard about that 
+"dossier?"
+
+Fred didn't know from "FISA." He seemed to get a
+little squirmy on the dossier matter, and averred that
+he didn't know whether he "believed" in it, or the
+FISA story in toto. I struggled to find a polite way
+to tell him that those events were now chronicled in
+the annals of "open public fact," accepted by all who
+followed the slow unveiling of facts on record in that
+case. I didn't push it since I lose friends far too
+easily. But I fear that on the conclusion of our chat
+that night, he remained in the camp that viewed such
+claims as "allegations," not facts.
+
+Dr. Ford's testimony in the Senate committee
+considering the Kavanaugh appointment proved useful
+after all in this context. When, after Trump (at a
+rally) summarized it in a bluntly schematic way -- a
+way that was nevertheless completely faithful to her
+testimony -- the usual heads began to explode, and he
+was condemned for "mocking" her. It was soon pointed
+out that the content of her "evidence" had never been
+reported to our nation's electorate, not, at least, by
+all those channels that my friend Fred attends to. How
+can I not suppose the same holds true in the case of
+the Carter Page FISA warrants? The vast MSM viewership
+might never have heard any of the records of that
+case, so how could they not see it as mere
+allegations?
+
+A personal aside: due to deteriorating eyesight, I
+watch no teevee at all. Occasionally I treat myself to
+a movie using my computer. I mention this to explain
+why I _can't_ say, "On the cable news stations the
+facts of these events never were adequately reported."
+
+So a bright light was shed for me by the "Trump Mocked
+Ford" alleged incident. The electorate, which I
+trusted (and need to continue to trust) did not, on
+Nov. 6th, fall into a perverse spell of crankiness and
+decide to hand power back to the organized criminals
+who comprised our "loyal" opposition. It was a data
+problem: garbage in; garbage out. Simple.
+
+* * *
+
+I've been going through two books the last few weeks:
+the late, irreplaceable Christopher Hitchens' _Why
+Orwell Matters_, and Orwell's _Such, Such, Were The
+Joys_, a collection of his essays. Hitchens was
+concerned to raise to a higher profile some facts
+about Orwell's activity in the Spanish Civil War. I
+don't have a sense for how well known is the fact that
+he travelled to Spain during the fighting, and took a
+sniper's bullet in his neck for his trouble. 
+
+Orwell and his wife came near to being arrested by the
+NKVD while in Spain. Hitchens carefully reviews the
+details of the NKVD forces then actively sabotaging
+the Popular Front, the principal _Republican_
+contender in the struggle for Spain. Suffice it to say
+that the details of this squalid episode in Soviet
+international relations only came fully to light after
+the fall of the Soviet regime, when NKVD archives in
+Moscow revealed how closely they had had Mr. and
+Mrs. Orwell in their sights, having branded them as
+"pronounced Trotskyists."
+
+What has this to do with Dr. Blasey Ford and the "Blue
+Wave?" Orwell complained bitterly in his book on the
+war in Spain (_Homage To Catalonia_) that nothing like
+the whole story of that war would ever come out. When
+he concocted his "Ministry of Truth" for _1984_ he was
+working from direct personal experience of Comintern's
+methods. Hitchens cites Orwell from that book:
+
+--snip--
+
+"It will never be possible to get a completely 
+accurate and unbiased account of the Barcelona 
+fighting, because the necessary records do not 
+exist. Future historians will have nothing to go 
+upon except a mass of accusations and party 
+propaganda. I myself have little data beyond what I 
+saw with my own eyes and what I have learned from 
+other eye-witnesses whom I believe to be reliable...
+
+"This kind of thing is frightening to me, because it
+often gives me the feeling that the very concept of
+objective truth is fading out of the world. After all,
+the chances are that those lies, or at any rate
+similar lies, will pass into history . . . The implied
+objective of this line of thought is a nightmare world
+in which the Leader, or some ruling clique, controls
+not only the future but _the past_.  If the Leader
+says of such and such an event, "It never happened"
+well, it never happened. If he says that two and two
+are five "well, two and two are five."
+
+Hitchens, Christopher. Why Orwell Matters (pp. 
+69-70). Basic Books. Kindle Edition.
+
+--snip--
+
+I don't have much in the way of take-aways from these
+jottings. Principally, I now know we are in much more
+trouble as a free republic than I believed could ever
+be possible. We have a Ministry of Truth whose power
+and reach far exceeds anything Orwell might have
+guessed. But perhaps not. Let us be _extremely
+careful_ when passing judgement on him.  Who else was
+publishing thoughts such as "the very concept of
+objective truth is fading out of the world" in 1938?
+
+

diff --git a/posts/Okay__44___if_he_REALLY_bothers_you_THAT_MUCH.mdwn b/posts/Okay__44___if_he_REALLY_bothers_you_THAT_MUCH.mdwn
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+Huge collective psychoses, such as the delusional nightmare known as Trump Derangement Syndrome, resemble the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in at least one way: they both belong to groups of phenomena that have not been well-studied. They each represent rare birds indeed.
+
+If we had enough datapoints to sketch out a "natural history of large scale social delusions," would we see near the end of each episode  of the illness a growing exhaustion in the host civilization, such that via rapid historical change the original narcissistic wound, or psychic insult, or trauma gets somehow undone, accompanied by  societal and cultural readjustments that accomplish seeming miracles of the return of the "old normal?"
+
+Imagine the changes that might IMMEDIATELY accompany a Biden victory on November 3rd: all the violence just evaporates. All the BLM signage would come down -- nobody really wanted to look at it anyway. The Chinese will kiss and make up. Disoriented citizens, as they shed their long-standing cognitive distortions, will look at each other as if to say, "Whew. What was THAT all about?"
+

diff --git a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
index 8212c3b..8410ed6 100644
--- a/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Mass_Insanity.mdwn
@@ -23,7 +23,7 @@ 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 data, 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?**

diff --git a/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn b/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
index 85c284c..273f1d0 100644
--- a/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-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.
 

diff --git a/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn b/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
index 1e3e06e..85c284c 100644
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@@ -3,6 +3,8 @@ Robert Gould Shaw was a Union Army officer in command of the war's first all-bla
 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 

diff --git a/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn b/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
index a1950f4..1e3e06e 100644
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@@ -1,3 +1,88 @@
 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).
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+

diff --git a/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn b/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
index bef204a..a1950f4 100644
--- a/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
@@ -1 +1,3 @@
-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.

diff --git a/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn b/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
index 01a53b5..bef204a 100644
--- a/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
@@ -1 +1 @@
-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.

diff --git a/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn b/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
index 8e89b80..01a53b5 100644
--- a/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
@@ -1 +1 @@
-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.

diff --git a/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn b/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
index 6b951f7..8e89b80 100644
--- a/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
@@ -1 +1 @@
-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.

diff --git a/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn b/posts/Robert_Gould_Shaw.mdwn
new file mode 100644
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@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+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
index 3240469..60c739e 100644
--- a/posts/Who_started_all_this__63__.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Who_started_all_this__63__.mdwn
@@ -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...
+
+
+
 
 

spelling fix
diff --git a/posts/Who_started_all_this__63__.mdwn b/posts/Who_started_all_this__63__.mdwn
index a7efcf7..3240469 100644
--- a/posts/Who_started_all_this__63__.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Who_started_all_this__63__.mdwn
@@ -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
index ac4d27b..a7efcf7 100644
--- a/posts/Who_started_all_this__63__.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Who_started_all_this__63__.mdwn
@@ -1 +1,18 @@
-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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@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+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.

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index adcebda..864a603 100644
--- a/posts/Just_A_Moment__44___Please.mdwn
+++ 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 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
index 2bea282..adcebda 100644
--- a/posts/Just_A_Moment__44___Please.mdwn
+++ 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 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
index 5a1afe4..2bea282 100644
--- a/posts/Just_A_Moment__44___Please.mdwn
+++ 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
index fb195d7..5a1afe4 100644
--- a/posts/Just_A_Moment__44___Please.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Just_A_Moment__44___Please.mdwn
@@ -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
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..fb195d7
--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/Just_A_Moment__44___Please.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+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
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..6eadd66
--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/Well_I_Never.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+Stoopid virus, stoopid blog, STOOPD ME.

diff --git a/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn b/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn
index a217ce6..142c637 100644
--- a/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn
@@ -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
index ee1e3b2..a217ce6 100644
--- a/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn
+++ b/posts/Film_At_Eleven.mdwn
@@ -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
index 0000000..04f0258
--- /dev/null
+++ 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
index 0000000..2a6c589
--- /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
index 0000000..c335881
--- /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
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..83e5d88
--- /dev/null
+++ b/posts/Well_well_well.mdwn
@@ -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
index 0000000..b406ad0
--- /dev/null
+++ 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.
+
+
+

diff --git a/posts/Random_Non-Soothing_Thoughts.mdwn b/posts/Random_Non-Soothing_Thoughts.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..2ceccd1
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+++ b/posts/Random_Non-Soothing_Thoughts.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,3 @@
+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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@@ -0,0 +1 @@
+[[!calendar type=year year=2020 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
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new file mode 100644
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+++ b/archives/2020/01.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
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diff --git a/archives/2020/02.mdwn b/archives/2020/02.mdwn
new file mode 100644
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+++ b/archives/2020/02.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
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+
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diff --git a/archives/2020/03.mdwn b/archives/2020/03.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..63a191c
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2020/03.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
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diff --git a/archives/2020/04.mdwn b/archives/2020/04.mdwn
new file mode 100644
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2020/04.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
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diff --git a/archives/2020/05.mdwn b/archives/2020/05.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..92e59fa
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2020/05.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
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+"""]]
+
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diff --git a/archives/2020/06.mdwn b/archives/2020/06.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..fff6e79
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2020/06.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
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new file mode 100644
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--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2020/07.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
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diff --git a/archives/2020/08.mdwn b/archives/2020/08.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..19eec13
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2020/08.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
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diff --git a/archives/2020/09.mdwn b/archives/2020/09.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..282af8d
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2020/09.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=09 year=2020 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
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diff --git a/archives/2020/10.mdwn b/archives/2020/10.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e459232
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2020/10.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
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+"""]]
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diff --git a/archives/2020/11.mdwn b/archives/2020/11.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..b462704
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2020/11.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=11 year=2020 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
+
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diff --git a/archives/2020/12.mdwn b/archives/2020/12.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..2503185
--- /dev/null
+++ b/archives/2020/12.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
+[[!sidebar content="""
+[[!calendar type=month month=12 year=2020 pages="page(posts/*) and !*/Discussion"]]
+"""]]
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diff --git a/posts/first_post.mdwn b/posts/first_post.mdwn
deleted file mode 100644
index 3cb1cda..0000000
--- 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
--- /dev/null
+++ 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?**
 
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