Yearly Archives: 2018

FEMA Presidential Alert Oct 3

IPAWS National Test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS)

The National EAS and WEA test will be held on the backup date of October 3, 2018, beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) on the backup date of October 3, 2018 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed. read more

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When Transitions Get In Our Way

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

On this revolving orb, no one escapes it. In varying degrees, we’re all subject to it. Some learn to embrace it, while others resist it vigorously. What’s it? Change. A part of the ebb and flow of life. From the natal to our final passing. Resistance’s futile like Don Quixote’s chivalrous tilting at windmills. Passing from one grade to another, though fraught with anxiety, most survive. Before we know it, we’ve graduated. From engagement to matrimony, one recalls the myriad of changes. From a single life to a new focus and adjustment. Once offsprings arrive, life’s never the same. Change is constantly afoot. That sortie into marital bliss, in retrospect, it’s best one didn’t know in advance how drastic change can be, the associated joy, and tribulation. read more

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When Feelings Dominate Facts

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

French philosopher Rene Descarte is known for this Latin proposition “Cogito ergo sum,” usually translated into English, “I think, therefore I am.” A fundamental element of Western philosophy, circa 1644, as it appeared in his Principles of Philosophy. Translated into French, “je sense, done je suit,” he asserted that the very act of considering one’s thought served, at a minimum, as proof of one’s own existence. In a similar vein, the Scriptures posited, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” The former is the existential validation of one’s self: The latter’s a validation of internal authenticity. It doesn’t mean, as one duped California junior college student described himself, “An overweight five-foot-two, white male. But today, I’m a six-foot-five, svelte female from Senegal.” Feelings and severely compromised intuition are prized over rational thought and biological facts. Modernity’s proposition, “I feel, therefore, I am.” read more

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Could A Genuine Conservative Vote for Democrat Throne?

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

Before my Conservative friends call for my lynching, hear me out before you conclude the cheese has slipped off my cracker.

One can likely hear Rex Rammell screeching in the background, “What about me?” The Rock Springs Constitutionalist veterinarian has a valid argument. Despite his pugnacious style, his stance on Wyoming controlling federal lands, and unshakeable pro-life position, is attractive to many liberty minded voters. Before switching to the Constitutional Party, he alleged that the Republican Party was planning to undermine its own nominee, Mark Gordon. State GOP Party chairman was quoted by the CST, “I don’t have any knowledge of it,” he said. “The Party is going to stand by the primary winners. Period.” In a recent interview with Glen Woods on KGAB radio, Rammell explained his rationale for switching to the Constitutional Party, and maintains that he could launch a strong run against Gordon. If the election was based on swagger, he’d be a shoo-in. Many conservative like his ideas, but are leery of his “bull-in-a-China shop” style. read more

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Communist Propaganda

Author Theodore Dalrymple noted in 2005 that political correctness is simply “communism writ small,” adding:

“I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.” read more

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