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Boy Scouts of America membership numbers

The BSA has had fairly steady membership numbers of around 3.4 million until about 2000 when membership numbers began to drop dramatically from 2000 through 2022.  Today, it is at .76 million members.

This page, which is more of a stub at present, points to certain notable dates that has lead to its recent downfall.

As the new adage goes: Go Woke, Go Broke  

Orthodox Presbyterian Church membership numbers

Updated with numbers for 2021.  The OPC continues to grow.  

gog.com links

GOG.com has recently greatly expanded their use of tags and tags list.  All or nearly all of their currently used tags are now listed here.  

Computer Accessories

A new article listing and reviewing most of the computer accessories I use.  The goal is to provide ideas on how to maximize the value of your computing experience and help to overcome some of the drawbacks to the computing experience.  

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7/30/22 11:04pm Saturday
Since Trump, the world has become a different place.  Many organizations have shown their true faces.  We can now see who the RINOs are and who the truly good people are.  We now see that the majority of Republicans are still true Republicans and seek to defend the weak and will stand up against evil.  We also see that nearly all of the Democrats in power are the same as they were when they fought to defend slavery.  The FBI is now the military wing of the Democratic party just as the KKK were after the civil war and even in the 20th century.  Organizations we used to trust such as the CDC, and WHO are liars out to protect the Democrats and punish Republicans.  The border patrol and the local police are still trustworthy.  All major news organizations as well as all major social media platforms are out to censor conservatives and lie to cover up the truth.

People are choosing sides and even moving to different states.  It is not all that clear what these new divisions will look like between conservatives and Democrats, but there is a storm brewing along with talk of a second civil war.  I'm not so sure that it will look like it did back then, but it looks like the division is growing.

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7/12/22 12:35am Tuesday
4/11/22: Biden Describes America in One Word during Ketanji Jackson Ceremony.  My favorite Biden speech.

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7/7/22 9:41pm Thursday
Interesting video of a lightning strike within a few feet of the camera as it hits a moving truck.

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5/11/20 7:55pm Thursday
Audio Book  The Long Game: A Memoir by Mitch McConnell

Summary: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell narrates and summarizes his life and mostly his political career discussing what he has learned and gives us an insider look at the inner workings of life in the U.S. Senate.

Starting with his childhood and family life, Mitch McConnell details how he became interested at an early age to get into politics both at school and college as student president and how it has been his lifelong goal to become the Senate Majority leader.  The book chronicles his career all the way up to 2016 shortly before the 2016 presidency and talks about Trump not at all.  I wish I could hear his thoughts on Trump.  The new paperback version has a new afterward and a forward by president Trump.

The author is a great narrator and I liked his sense of humor.

Some of his biggest lessons that he has learned include the value of hard work and starting as early as possible on your campaign.  After you win you need to work hard to keep your promises.  Be ready to make decisions on the fly because you are elected to not only keep promises, but to make sound judgements.  Keep a clear head and don't let emotion cloud your judgement, because there is a lot of chaos and nonsense in the Senate let alone the House.  Patience and perseverance are also vital because it took nearly 30 years for Mitch McConnell to become the Senate majority leader.  Even when you lose you can sow the seeds for a later victory.  This last point is the one I don't fully agree with although he is very persuasive.

There were many other lessons learned as you read through the book.  Unfortunately, I get the impression that he is not a Christian even though he holds many conservative and Christian values. EDIT (5/12/20): Thankfully, I appear to be wrong. ref

Surprisingly, my already bad opinion of Obama became worse with this book.  Apparently, Obama does not like to listen or compromise and is very egotistical.  Joe Biden is, surprisingly, the opposite and my opinion of Biden actually went up after reading this book.

Conclusion: I give this book high marks although I have yet to have a political book score above 8/10.  I was pleasantly surprised with Mitch McConnell's speaking ability although in retrospect I suppose I shouldn't have been considering his occupation.

If you want the more complete version you will need to buy the book.

Purchased: 5/6/20
Finished: 5/11/20
Score: 8/10

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