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"Professors Dyer and Watson write that Lewis had “a very limited view of government’s role and warrant,” was skeptical of its capacity to inculcate virtue and worried about its paternalistic tendencies. The duty of government was to restrain wrongdoing. Because he believed in the fallen nature of humanity, Lewis was concerned by the concentration of political power. “It is easy to think the State has a lot of different objects — military, political, economic, and what not,” Lewis wrote. “But in a way things are much simpler than that. The State exists simply to promote and to protect the ordinary happiness of human beings in this life.”

Lewis was wary of “morals legislation.” For example, during a period when the criminalization of homosexuality was considered by many to be justified, Lewis asked, “What business is it of the State’s?” Nor did he believe it was the duty of government to promote the Christian ideal of marriage. “A great many people seem to think that if you are a Christian yourself you should try to make divorce difficult for everyone,” he wrote in “Mere Christianity.” “I do not think that. At least I know I should be very angry if the Mohammedans tried to prevent the rest of us from drinking wine. My own view is that the Churches should frankly recognize that the majority of the British people are not Christians and, therefore, cannot be expected to live Christian lives.”"
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Now watching: El Santo y Blue Demon vs. Dracula y el Hombre Lobo

I only found out about the phenomenon of luchador action movies where the wrestlers battled monsters and aliens a couple of years ago. (Mike Mignola mentions it in the history of Hellboy's Lobster Johnson). Fun and fascinating.
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14 YEAR OLD Returned MAX Brooklyn -NY Rescue Only
TO BE DESTROYED SEPT 25 Quite a few years ago, senior boy Max had a stay in ACC so one can imagine his dismay when his owner brought him back for reasons that are somewhat vague. What is learned from his notes are that Max lived in harmony with 2 adults and liked playing with children who visited, that he was used to two walks a day, that he was friendly with other dogs but did not like cats, and that at the very least, he’s got arthritis in his hips. Medical exam revealed senior eyes and some sort of growth on his chest as well as the arthritis. ACC didn’t feel he was worth the time to do a full behavioral eval given his discomfort at having his hind quarters manipulated. But Max did OK in doggie group though clearly he had no interest in running and playing with the younger dogs. So here’s Max, a good old boy who should be living his days out in familiar surroundings; instead, sitting in a cage at Brooklyn ACC, hurting from being confined and facing euthanasia at noon tomorrow. ACC made New Hope only so unless someone works with a rescue to let Max out of that cage, get him to a good vet, give him a soft bed and good food, take him for leisurely walks—then tomorrow, Max will end his life for no good reason other than being old.
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Does anyone else find it funny that edgy alt-rightists instinctively resort to an insult ("cuck") that degrades and blames a man for his wife's lack of honor? Sounds like latent feminism to me.
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+John Smith Wrong. A woman's infidelity has nothing to do with whether her husband is spineless and weak. Some of the most valiant and mightiest men in history were betrayed by unfaithful wives. A woman named Helen kicked off the most renowned war in history by fleeing the King of Sparta for a cowardly pretty boy from Troy.

Such a statement doesn't even make sense. How can a person's virtues be diminished by the behavior of another person that they have no control over?

What does it mean for a man to "allow" another man to fuck his wife or girlfriend? You make it sound as if a betrayed husband is somehow involved in the infidelity and gives it his tacit approval. Of all the incidents of marital infidelity I have known of, I haven't known a single one where the aggrieved spouse condoned their betrayal. It sounds like Alt-Rightists are more familiar with swingers porn than real life.

If a husband betrays his wife, no decent or reasonable person mocks the wife and tells her that she wasn't pretty enough or a good enough help-meet, instead they rightly condemn the man for his lack of honor and his abandonment of marital obligation. When a woman betrays her husband, both feminists and phony "alpha males" with delusions about the sizes of their penises mock the victim instead of blaming the betrayer for her lack of honor and self control. This is a misandrist double standard.
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Judging by the contorted apologetics that many "conservative" pundits engage in whenever a cop guns somebody down, I ascertain that they think summary execution is a valid punishment for having once been charged with some petty crime, like shoplifting, driving with a suspended license, and even if the charges were dismissed or the victim was acquitted(!). Otherwise, why would they spend so much time digging for dirt on the recently slain, breathlessly informing the world that the victim was once charged with not wearing a seat belt?

Needless to say, this is insane. Furthermore, such a transparently weak attempt at justification makes their case look really, really bad.
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The state, in all its satanic, bloodthirsty wisdom. 
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We mentioned a few weeks ago that we had some big announcements in the works, and today I can finally let one of these proverbial cats out of the proverbial bag. New Year’s PartyCon will be host to Quantum Vortex, an awesome new superhero LARP that debuted recently at DexCon, presented by Scott Crater and Green Dragon Studios. Quantum Vortex will run on Saturday, New Year’s Eve, from 3 PM – 8 PM in the main ballroom.

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We mentioned a few weeks ago that we had some big announcements in the works, and today I can finally let one of these proverbial cats out of the proverbial bag. New Year’s PartyCon will be h…
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It's politically funny. It was a hard meme to categorize
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AT RISK 9.23.16 ANGELO WAS BROUGHT IN WITH HUGO (ADOPTED). THEY WERE BROUGHT IN AS STRAYS
ANGELO/MARTY'S LINK http://nyccats.urgentpodr.org/angelo-aka-marty-a1089666/
ANGELO aka MARTY – A1089666

Publicly Adoptable - Manhattan
My name is ANGELO. (aka MARTY) My Animal ID # is A1089666. – P
I am a neutered male org tabby domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 09/13/2016 from NY 10036, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY. I came in with Group/Litter #K16-073986.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/14/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 10.3 LBS.
Pyrantel 1 cc given Applied Activyl
09/13/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/13/16 19:41 Basic Information Marty is an approximate 5 year old orange tabby that was brought in by the police after owner died. Police did not handle Marty at all. Behavior during Intake Marty tolerated all handling during intake. After his photo he simply went into the carrier himself. No signs of aggression were displayed during intake.
WEB MEMO
No Web Memo
09/16/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Reaction to assessor: Angelo looks tense, crouched position with head down when approached by the assessor. Reaction to door opening: Angelo remains in place, alert with eyes wide open. Reaction to touch: Angelo accepts the stroke while he stiffen up in place then began to hiss at the assessor’s hand. Placement determination: Experience / no child Angelo tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in a calm, quiet home with experienced cat parents and without children.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
09/14/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative Neutered Age aprox 5 yrs Moderate dental tartar seen Ear mite and dlea combo negative Tense and nervous uring handling nosf
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10 Years Old JACOB Brooklyn -NY TO BE DESTROYED SEPT 22*GENTLE SENIOR NEEDS OUT!* A volunteer writes: Jacob just might be the sweetest most gentle giant that ever was! He previously lived with young children (he was tolerant and playful with them) and his littermate and we’re told he loves water, can be protective of his owner, and is well behaved when left alone. He is quiet in his cage, walks perfectly on leash and seems housebroken. He hasn’t been especially interested in my treats, but will sit when I ask him and also briefly entertain himself with the tennis ball I offer him. Though he was relaxed and affectionate with his housemate, he seemed a little fearful when we encountered strange dogs on our walks (of course it’s not the ideal response, but there is something “aw”-inducing about an 80+lb dog that is scared of the yorkie across the street!). His previous owner describes him as “mellow yet confident” and during our outings he has been a little shy, but clearly craves affection and attention. He stays so close to me it was challenging to get a photo of him (he is infinitely more handsome in person!), rests his head on my lap when I sit on the bench, and will nuzzle into and lick my hands when I stop petting him. He is so endearing and spending time with him only leaves me wanting more…please come see this special boy for yourself at Brooklyn ACC!
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I love writing fiction as well as the finer aspects of world building. I am currently working a fictional shared universe for superhero and action/adventure stories called Ascension Epoch. So far, I have published four book set in this universe:

I am also interested in liberty based on a concept of natural rights and simple respect for human dignity, disgusted by the collapse of western civilization into tyranny, bankruptcy (moral as well as financial), and degeneracy. I am a pro-family, pro-life, Catholic, free market anarchist who knows a lot of things are very, very wrong and feels frustrated at knowing that I can do little to fix them immediately.

If you are adding me to your circles and you want me to add you back even though we have never spoken before, please send me a message and at the very least tell me what circles I should put you in.
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    Information Science, 2001 - 2005