Hello World. How have you lot been? I haven’t posted on this blog in quite some time. To say that life has been hectic and unhinged would be an understatement of the obvious. But, I am in a great place at the moment with a stable job with steady hours and pay. I now have a little time to catch my breath and think, something I’ve not been able to do in a while.
If you remember my blog from years ago, I ranted about something in my own life at least once a week. It was usually an observation of my own life or my surroundings. I stopped doing that because I put other peoples feelings before my own. That is not a bad trait, however, we all need to vent from time to time about things outside of our control.
You don’t have to agree, like, or comment on my harangues. But, I will continue to write whether you agree or not. The West has lost its ability to argue with civility. Civil disagreements are a great way to learn and grow as a person. No matter what empirical data you provide in an argument, people will disagree. Don’t get butt hurt over it. There are a ton of people that I highly disagree with, but I still read their articles and listen to their arguments.
When I was in College, I took debate and loved it. We debated touchy subjects and silly ones. I always seemed to get the worst side of the argument. I learned something invaluable in that class. I learned to intently listen to my opponent and watch their mannerisms. I used their own words against them and evoked emotion, a tactic used by politicians on a daily basis. I remember we had to debate whether prostitution should be legal or not. I, of course, was stuck with arguing for its legalisation. I won the debate, not because of the statistics I gave, but because of the emotion in my voice when talking about the poor women that would be better off with a regulated industry.
No one remembers the statistics, everyone remembers the stories. The life we build and the societies that we build upon are based on stories. Don’t fake them, build them from the fabric of your own life. Have passion for what you are arguing for or against. And most importantly, know what you are talking about.
Jefferson Davis signing off. I’ll be back tomorrow with a new post and episode of Kilos of Craic. 🙂
TOPICS ON THIS WEEKS SHOW:
- Brian F. avoids a ticket.
- Dr. Don has a close call.
- I rant about work.
- We discuss Obamacare.
- Bump Stocks
- Las Vegas Shooting
- Dr. Don, the tool man, saves the day.
- Utz Salt & Vinegar Chips
- Tech Corner a) iPHone 8 not so great? b) Intel Overclocking
- Dr. Don’s Methanol Injection System.
- Favorite Sci-Fi movie of the 80’s?
In this epic episode of Kilos of Craic, we discuss everything from DACA to Kim Jong-Un.
In 2014, MPI published an article citing a 90% uptick in unaccompanied children cross the US/Mexico border.
Matt O’Brien, a former manager of the investigative unit of USCIS, estimated that up to half of DACA applicants lied on their applications.
The 1965 Immigration Act that led to the biggest demographic change in US history.
Protest erupt in St. Luis after former deputy, Jason Stockley, was acquitted on Friday.
An IED is set off in Parsons Green tube station Friday morning, injuring 33 people.
On this day, the 17th of September 1787, the Constitution was signed!
Music by Kevin MacLeod.
Crusade – Video Classica by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Two Hundred and Forty One years ago today, the Declaration of Independence was ratified by the Second Continental Congress. The Fifty Six men who would all eventually sign the declaration of independence put their necks, their families lives, and their livelihoods on the line for FREEDOM and independence from Great Britain. The actions of these men, their families who supported them, and the tens of thousands of men who fought against all odds in the Revolutionary War all believed in one founding principle, Freedom.
Music by Kevin MacLeod.
Americana – Aspiring by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Unfortunately, we were unable to record the podcast this weekend. Dr. Don had company, so he was unable to join us. We’ll be back, however, next week with a brand new episode full of high jinx and laughter. While you’re waiting on the next Episode of Kilos of Craic, have a listen to last weeks show. Thanks again for subscribing, listening, and watching the show! 🙂