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FREETHOUGHT FOR Saturday March 6, 2021: An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane. He turned to her and asked, "Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger." The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the man and, despite the fact he was a total stranger, asked, "What would you want to talk about?" "Oh, I don't know," said the atheist. "How about why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?" "Okay," she said. "Those could be interesting topics but let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a rabbit all eat the same stuff -- grass. Yet a rabbit excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty and a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?" The atheist, surprised by the little girl's intelligence, thinks about it and says, "Hmmm, I have no idea." The little girl said, "How do you feel qualified to discuss God, Heaven and Hell, or life after death when you don't know shit?" TODAY'S KING-JAMES-BIBLE CONTRADICTORY DOCTRINE AND/OR COMMANDMENT: Is Jesus is always with his disciples? Yes (Matt 28:20)? No (Matt 16:11; Mark 2:20, 14:7; John 12:8)?

We defend our President ...................... with guns.
We defend our Congress ...................... with guns.
We defend our Governors .................... with guns.
We defend our Legislators ................... with guns.
We defend our Embassies .................... with guns.
We defend our ...(insert other names)... with guns.
We defend our children ........................ with signs that read "GUN-FREE ZONE",
                    and then we call someone with a gun when there is an emergency!

After Kansas adopted "Vermont-style carry", where a government-issued "permit" is not required to exercise a Constitutional right, most CCH instructors in this area (including me) stopped offering CCH classes, but someone still calls me every month or so asking about a CCH class.   I recently learned that the Living Water Ranch (4122 Living Water Road, Olsburg, KS) is still offering an occasional CCH class:

Kansas Concealed Carry Class, 9 a.m.
Designed for the State of Kansas concealed carry instructional requirements, the course will cover a basic introduction to handguns and proper firearm care and maintenance. The course will be eight hours.   Bring lunch, note-taking materials, a pistol or revolver, and at least 50 rounds of ammunition.   The range is outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather.
Cost:   $100.   Call 785-410-5337 for details and registration.

Full disclosure:   I receive NO remuneration for this public-service announcement!

OTHER GOOD STUFF (at least I think so!)

See what NOT to do with a power saw at

I love to teach people, especially beginners, how to shoot rifles and pistols, and you
can tour my shooting-instruction facilities at

Tour our July, 2008, outdoor garden at

See a typical 2009 winter snow around our house at

Tour our 2010 "hoop house" (a cheap greenhouse) garden at

Tour inside & outside our house at
NOTE:   If you're looking for things to steal/pawn, you won't find much:   we don't even own a TV or stereo; our main
              computer runs DOS and was built in 1995; my .22 rifle and pistol are safely locked away; our "silverware" and
              most of our clothes, dishes, and pots-n-pans are either "early matrimonial" (we've been married 56 years!-)
              or are from Goodwill, the Grand ol' Trunk, and/or other thrift stores; and anything we own that might have
              some value has been engraved for easy identification!   Sorry, but that's just our lifestyle.

A few pictures that can't be characterised other than "miscellaneous"

See my "official" Kansas-State photo (a.k.a. "ugly mug") and my "barbershop" quartet (a.k.a. "four ugly mugs")
on my Kansas State University webpage

Our lower pasture is in an official "100-year floodplain" of Wildcat Creek.   You can see what it has looked like
six or seven times since we moved here in 1972 at
(note that 1972-thru-2016 is nowhere near 100 years!)

I haven't taken the time to annotate these, but Wildcat Creek, which bends in an "ell" around the above lower pasture, has been eroding the "outside" of the curve for years, and the landowner whose land was being transferred to our side of the creek (which, according to Kansas law, changed his land into our land!-) hired someone to rip-rap his bank.   Unfortunately, the rip-rapping company decided to physically drag some of our new land back to the other side of the creek (which, according to Kansas law, is not legal), and I just happened to be walking by (without my camera, unfortunately) while the backhoe was digging.   I made a quick complaint to the rip-rapping company office, and they then atoned for their "sin" by rip-rapping our side of the curve, too.

Learn how amateur-radio operators can get FREE batteries at

Read about my "neat" ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIND at

See some pictures and videos of one of my grandsons, Forrest Calhoun, who was
a student at Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, OK, at
The sporting pictures were taken at a "Power Lifting" meet.

See some of the Highlights of My Life at
  • Read the fundamental documents which (should) have defined our federal and state governments over the
    years at Introduction.txt,     Declaration.txt,          ArticlesOfConfederation.txt,
                US constitution.txt, Amendments.txt, and KS constitution.txt.

    Other libertarian-oriented webpages I have found interesting:
        Dr. John Cobin's similar quotations at
        James's Liberty file collection at
        Bill Beaty's skeptical quotations at
        John Wayne on "America, Why I Love Her" at
    My email address is mcalhoun AT sdf DOT org (with the obvious substitutions for AT and DOT).   Unless I'm traveling, I usually read email several times a week -- but not necessarily every day (I am retired!-)   If you email me and don't hear back within a week, feel free to CALL me at 785-539-4448.
    Six boxes preserve our freedoms:  cash, soap, ballot, witness, jury, & cartridge
    Barbershop Tenor
    Amateur Radio Operator (WØPBV)
    Life Member of both the NRA and GOA

    This page was last modified on Thursday, 4 July, 2019.