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Mormons end their relationship with (non) Boy Scouts

This is headline news because it’s basically the death of the (former) Boy Scouts as an organization. The new, politically correct, all-inclusive, gender-neutral “Scouts BSA” committed suicide. Good riddance to them. The LDS church in the U.S. had already separated itself from two specific programs designed for teenagers. They didn’t say it was because of the Scouts recent history of PC decisions overturning traditional Scout values. In fact the then-Boy Scouts had given the church special permission to conduct its scouting operations in harmony with its religious beliefs. But did anybody believe the church’s claim that the programs for teens…

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Sale at Honeyville.com

NFI on my part, and I have never purchased from this company. But a friend alerted me that Honeyville.com is having a storewide 15%-off sale now though 4/27. Honeyville is a supplier of freeze-dried fruits, vegetables, meats, meat subsitutes, dairy, emergency meals, and alt-grains and flours. Some of their prices look pretty decent and their shipping is economical. If you’ve bought their products and have any info to add about quality, service, price, or anything else, please feel free to post a comment. (H/T MJ)

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Fiction in the news — on purpose!

And finally something from NPR that doesn’t revolve around victim disarmament or DACA. Want some realistic disaster fiction? Particularly you neighbors here in the Pacific Northwest who await The Big One? Yesterday afternoon a local NPR affiliate, KNKX, reported that the Bellingham Herald commissioned a novella about surviving the inevitable megaquake. The Riverstyx Foundation in Bellingham conceived and funded the “Imagining the Big One’” project at the instigation of its president, businessman Jim Swift. Foundation director Heather Flaherty said they were concerned by lack of preparedness and wanted a novel way to engage people. “It seems like the facts are…

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Frugal March

Second annual Frugal March begins. Last March, I set a goal of spending no more than $500 all month. A couple unexpected expenses came up, which I cheated and put on credit. But not counting those, I slid in roughly at goal. Last summer, car payments entered the picture. They’re lowish as vehicle payments go, but … ugh. Between those and almost constant construction expenses, large or small, a $500 month seems long ago, far away, and downright impossible. I’ve been blessed by angels since then, though, and gotten through both car and construction with the help of friends. Now…

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Weekend links

  • Don’t even bother trying the “too irrational to be a terrorist” defense.
  • Seems this teacher never learned either the Bill of Rights, school district policy, or elementary human interaction during her education.
  • Who’s behind the Trump dossier that the FBI relied on? Oh, this gets so thick and deep I can’t even go there. But it does help explain why the left — which has always rightly distrusted the FBI — is suddenly in love with its historic nemesis. (H/T DBH) 14 Comments
  • Thursday links

  • The NSA’s mission statement as of last year. The NSA’s mission statement today. Seems they’ve given up on “honesty” and turned “transparency” into pure authoritarianism. But then, did anybody believe them in the first place? (Via The Intercept)
  • “When Corruption is a Job Perk” (cops and “get out of jail free” cards for their friends and relatives). But no worries! The cop union plans to cut corruption by as much as 1/3. Maybe even 1/2 for retired cops.
  • Commander Zero has interesting observations on a little-known experiment in starvation — and also offers his readers a chance to get in on a heavily discounted bulk buy of those excellent Mountain House foods. 13 Comments