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The new podcast is up: Episode 19: Introverts, Deconstructionists, and Gnostics. It's one of my favorites, even if the deconstructionist piece gets a bit thick at points. Show notes:

Introverts. An introvert is not a shy person. It's someone who draws energy from quiet. He has a finite supply of energy for interaction . . . it drains him. A huge revelation for this podcaster. Hat tip to The Matt Walsh Show.
Deconstructionists. Derrida's attack on binaries was an overreaction to Descartes' erroneous dualism that denied the sacramental nature of reality. That, anyway, is my theory.
Gnostic Gays: Deconstructionism + Gnosticism = LGBTQ movement

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Birth control increases feminine hormones, which then get passed onto the mother's male children. Two generations later, you have males with female traits and, voila, an explosion in homosexuals. Link. This is the second time I've heard this. Anyone else ever hear it?

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Are you in favor of marijuana usage? This article is a must-read: Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence. Excerpt:

In the 1970s, the last time this many Americans used cannabis, most marijuana contained less than two percent THC. Today, marijuana routinely contains 20 to 25 percent THC, thanks to sophisticated farming and cloning techniques–as well as to a demand by users for cannabis that produces a stronger high more quickly. In states where cannabis is legal, many users prefer extracts that are nearly pure THC. Think of the difference between near-beer and a martini, or even grain alcohol, to understand the difference.