September 2009 Blog Posts (34)

Which way do you want it? Because you can't have both

One of the more common arguments I've heard in favor of the government option for healthcare is: Since life is stated as a right, it should be provided to us. It's also one of the more common arguments I've heard in favor of welfare and government housing programs. If that's the case, then shouldn't the government give everyone a gun to fulfill the explicit right to bear arms?

Added by Tanner on September 29, 2009 at 5:30pm — 14 Comments

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Added by Christine Robakidze on September 29, 2009 at 7:57am — No Comments

The origins of a nation – Pt 1: Struggle

There’s been a discussion thread in the Christian Men group about civic government and the basis that exists for revolution against a government, which has used the American War of Independence as an example. At the time I felt the discussion a little bit irrelevant, and said as much in the thread. In the last few days I’ve come to wonder if I was wrong.

The problem is that I can’t really talk much about the American Revolution. I read Johnny Tremain in school, and that’s about the… Continue

Added by Dave Findlay on September 29, 2009 at 1:08am — 1 Comment

All In This Together

In the topic of "What Creeps You Out", I see something almost reassuring: It appears that almost everyone has something that just "gets to them".

There has to be something that would make even Rambo say, "Take it away! Take it away!" If Arnie's Terminator had a shred of emotion, perhaps even it would see something creepy in the corner and say, "I'll be back" and leave the room… Continue

Added by Cowboy Bob Sorensen on September 28, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Art and Science of Giving

I'm sure we've all heard the saying, "what goes around, comes around." It's karma. The Bible even says, "do to others as you would have them do to you." This is sorta what I'm talking about.

Let me explain. You treat others how we want to be treated. Correct. What I'm getting at, though, is that we shouldn't be do it while EXCEPTING something in return. So many times I've come across the "if you scratch my back, I'll scratch your's." To me, you might as well have said, "hey, why… Continue

Added by Nathan T Jeung on September 26, 2009 at 7:44pm — No Comments

There's nothing that the road cannot heal.

I've made a few mild hitch-hiking trips in the past, but the mainly consisted of a few miles from campsites or hiking trails to town. I went hitch-hiking at the age of 22 with the intention of making it to the west coast. It was phenomenal. It was depressing, and crazy, and a roller coaster of a ride. I'll do my best to tell all the stories I have, but for now I'll just give a brief synopsus of everything that happened during the 8 days of travel that lead me from Oklahoma City, OK to San… Continue

Added by Dust on September 26, 2009 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Opinion: Living with Girlfriend Before Marriage is Good or Bad?

I currently do not live with my girlfriend. I'm just curious to see what manly men think about the subject because she had read and article about it and shared it with me.

It states that "85% of couples who live together beforehand end up in divorce." I want to know if any of you have made it into that 15% and if so, what is the secret that these other 85% of couples are missing?

Like any matter, there are always 2 sides to this coin. People who are for it say that it's… Continue

Added by Nathan T Jeung on September 24, 2009 at 5:42pm — 15 Comments


I wrote this a couple weeks ago. It was obviously inspired by the health care debate, but it touches on my feelings on the role of government in private life.

Rights are those things granted by God or Nature which every human for tens of thousands of years have been born with. They are few, but they have not changed. Every living thing is born with the ability to succeed within the limits of their potential. This is called freedom, the most fundamental right. The experience of… Continue

Added by Amateur Adventurer on September 24, 2009 at 12:30pm — 29 Comments

The Farewell Party -- An idea for a temporary third party in the USA.

An idea I've been kicking around for a temporary political party, as an alternative to Democrats and Republicans:

The name, the Farewell Party, comes from Washington's Farewell Address of 1796, in which he warns America: "One of the expedients of party to acquire influence, within particular districts, is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts." Washington was worried that the development of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican parties would distort the… Continue

Added by Jeremy Gross on September 24, 2009 at 10:45am — 2 Comments

Perceptions of Reality

Howdy. No, I'm not going to get all metaphysical on you. Maybe a little, but nothing overbearing. In so many ways, the perception of reality is more important than reality itself. Especially when relating to people. If you want others to have a favorable impression of you, then you need to cater to what you hope is the best possible image.

For example, if you are going to a job interview as a rocket scientist, you do not show up with low-riding baggy pants, a sideways baseball… Continue

Added by Cowboy Bob Sorensen on September 24, 2009 at 8:14am — 2 Comments

Subject of Blog Posts?

I've been thinking about something manly that I can blog about to contribute to the site, so I was wondering if you would be so kind as to helping me figure this out in the mean while.

I'll start by telling you a little bit about myself to help you help me figure out what to blog about.

My name is Nathan and I was born in San Francisco in 1983. I lived there my whole life until I went to SJSU for college, where I studied Creative Arts. My emphasis was in sound design for… Continue

Added by Nathan T Jeung on September 23, 2009 at 8:32pm — 4 Comments

Dad Rescues 4-Year-old Son!

Every so often, there is a story that catches my attention, and tugs at my heart. This one good have been a real tragedy. The little boy would have drowned. But his dad just happened to be driving by, when he saw the car in the water.

Excerpts from Inside Edition News:

"There is a baby in the Chippewa River!" It was a terrifying call to 9-1-1 as a car was submerged in the river with a child trapped inside!

Tina Thompson was driving with her… Continue

Added by thehuhman on September 23, 2009 at 4:59pm — No Comments

What is all the hoopla about healthcare reform in the U.S.?

DISCLAIMER: I am not trying to start yet another political debate. I only offer this as a possible way to clear up some of the misunderstandings about the ongoing healthcare issue here in the U.S.

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few months, you are aware of this important issue. It touches everyone of us in the United States... even the invincible. I ran across this video, and at first, I thought it would be yet another typical conservative rant...… Continue

Added by thehuhman on September 22, 2009 at 9:39am — No Comments

New class

As part of my mentorship ministry, I have started putting together a weekly class for young men.

Added by Colton Wilson on September 21, 2009 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Life Happens.

Last Saturday (Sept. 12) my wife and I were surprised to find out that her water broke and she was going into labor. Now, we knew we were pregnant with a boy, but he wasn't due to arrive until November 2nd. After spending a couple days int he hospital, my son was born on Sept 15. Because he was early, he was placed int he NICU for observation. It was a scary time for my wife, myself and our family, but she and baby are both healthy. Keeping this short and quick, little Nick never needed help… Continue

Added by The Plainsman on September 21, 2009 at 10:19am — 12 Comments

Great Men You Have Never Heard Of: Norman Borlaug

Image taken from: Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation

Throughout history there have been great men. George Washington, leading the Continental Army to victory in the American Revolution. Jonas Salk, created the Polio vaccine. Gandhi, non-violently fought for Indian independence. Albert Einstein, seriously advancing physics in 'recent' years. All of these men are commonly known and… Continue

Added by Andy Luscombe on September 20, 2009 at 9:42pm — 2 Comments

Taking The Stigma Out Of Stupidity

I'm probably going to get some flack for this, but ce la vie. I want to know how we've helped our kids--boys in particular--by taking the stigma out of looking stupid. I come from an era where people at least wanted to act like they had some sense...and certainly expected their kids to. We now live in such a "compassionate", PC, "sensitive" culture that it's now cushy to look ignorant. And it's SO indelicate to recognize when a kid acts like he's dumber than a box of rocks. But that's just… Continue

Added by Todd Serveto on September 20, 2009 at 8:30pm — 9 Comments

Some Friendly Marriage Advice

Now I am by no means a church going man, I was baptized as Protestant but don't really identity with any sect of Christianity in particular. I do believe there are certain things though that every religion has to offer in the way of morals and ethics that everyone can appreciate. Recently I had to go through Catholic Marriage Preparation with my Fiancee and while I was afraid they would try to convert me or ignore me, they did neither. They actually brought in some marriage therapists who did a… Continue

Added by Todd Newman on September 19, 2009 at 10:58am — No Comments

A man and his delusions

I just wanted to post this link -- a true story from Harper's in 1954 about a physicist who thinks he's a ruler of an Intergalactic Empire and his therapist. Their is a twist at the end and even I didn't see it coming.

Added by Mike Hostetler on September 18, 2009 at 3:24pm — No Comments

How to Saber a Bottle of Champagne

Napoleon did it to celebrate victories. You can do it to celebrate your own victories. Here's how -

*Note - Let's use common sense here gents. This site nor myself will be liable for your folly's!

You'll need. One Bottle of champagne. One sword, machete or even survival knife.

Hold bottle near the bottom on the underside with one hand. Have the seam of the bottle pointed upwards. With your other hand hold your blade sharp side away from the top of the bottle.… Continue

Added by Mike Norris on September 17, 2009 at 8:01am — 1 Comment

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