The Duke John Wayne Signature
The "Duke" - John Wayne (1907-1979). A great actor - an even greater patriot.

Life really is much harder if you’re stupid, especially if you’re deliberately stupid.  Words to that effect were uttered by the hard-nosed (but soft hearted) Sergeant Stryker in the great old 1949 film, “Sands of Iwo Jima”, and portrayed so well by John Wayne (1907-1979), one of the most unique actors that American film has ever produced and who, despite his failures and shortcomings  was one of the most sincere patriots our country has ever produced.  An iconoclast of leftist/progressive causes, Wayne was a strong supporter (in his later life) of traditional Americanism and the constitutional form of government given to Americans by our Founders.  As he matured, he became a political conservative, much to the chagrin of the leftist vermin and brain damaged“ moonbats” who increasingly dominated Hollywood during most of his career.

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A genetic algorithm is a search algorithm that seeks optimization by random changes within a population of solutions. They are alleged to mimic natural selection and because of this they are used as evidence of universal common descent evolution being possible and claimed as proof that information need not be the product of an intelligent mind. However, when one looks closely and objectively at these algorithms, they actually do the opposite.

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An astonishing 421 Medals of Honor 1867-1898

Brigadier General Ernest A Garlington

Brigadier General Ernest A. Garlington,  ca. 1907; Medal of Honor, 1890

American colonists and later the United States Army were engaged in frequent conflicts with Native American tribes from the very beginning of North American settlement. Over 1,000 skirmishes and battles occurred during the 25 years following the Civil War, from the Commanche War from 1867 to 1885 to the Pine Ridge Campaign in 1890 and 1891. The latter included the infamous Battle and Massacre at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota on December 29, 1890, involving the Lakota Sioux.

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Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

Who can forget the stirring words of one of Rudyard Kipling’s most famous poems, entitled “Lest We Forget”?

“God of our fathers, known of old, Lord of our far-flung battle line—
Beneath whose awful (awesome) hand we hold Dominion over palm and pine—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget—lest we forget!

The tumult and the shouting dies; The captains and the kings depart—
Still stands Thine ancient Sacrifice, An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget—lest we forget!

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Outsiders travelling through the South often remark on the large number of churches here compared with other parts of America. Billboards with Christian messaging about sin and repentance and Jesus and salvation greet passers-through on major interstates, cheering some and vexing others -- attracting or repelling thereby -- according to the viewer's spiritual condition.

While the modern, more industrial and commercial, 21st-Century South is certainly far more lax in its faith, and far less Southern, than in former times, its comparative faithfulness, as a region among regions, is beyond dispute.

The South's persisting power to cheer and attract, and to vex and repel, is evidence of its persisting cultural life and identity, rooted in older and truer Christian practice. And this persisting power raises two questions for the Providentially minded.

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In talking about whether or not genetic information suggests an intelligent designer, Evolutionists will often refer to the paper on information theory by Claude Shannon called “A Mathematical Theory of Communication”. They use it primarily to attack the idea that random mutations reduce genetic information. However, it turns out that they are confusing statistical information with complex specific information.

Shannon’s paper with a mathematical description of the transmission and storage of information. It does not deal with information content. In other words, his paper deals exclusively with statistical information which may or may not have any meaning. Complex specific information on the other hand has specific meaning and is only known to be the result directly or indirectly of intelligence.

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China's economy is struggling post-COVID-19. Growth is slower than expected, demographic trends are negative, youth unemployment is high, overbuilding has created a housing crisis and government indebtedness is ballooning. These are only a few of the symptoms ailing the country, and things could get worse. Did any of the Americans who not long ago wanted to implement some of China's top-down economic policies see this coming? Of course not. We've seen these pessimists make similar mistakes before.

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