Sunday, October 13, 2019

The Sick Man of Europe

The Sick Man of Europe
Excerpt: EXCERPT: Even the attack on the United States on September 11 failed to impress upon me that some kind of deep, systemic rot was hollowing out American governance and culture, and that much like the Soviet Union—whose collapse almost no one predicted—we too were at risk of some kind of crash. (Fascinating and disturbing. She's a freelance scholar and journalist, so I sent her $15. --Bill)

The Rise of Young Black Conservatives. By Larry Elder

The Rise of Young Black Conservatives. By Larry Elder
Excerpt: This past weekend, I spoke for the second time at the second annual Black Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., hosted by Turning Point USA. Turning Point was founded in 2012 by then-18-year-old Charlie Kirk. Its website describes its goal as seeking "to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government."

From pecan pralines to ‘dots’ as currency: how the prison economy works

From pecan pralines to ‘dots’ as currency: how the prison economy works
Excerpt: There are broader lessons from this currency invention. Many policymakers regard the rise of online banking as a way to tackle illicit trade and money-laundering, because banking digitally leaves a trace. This should mean that digital economies are easier to police than cash-based ones. Some countries are even considering banning paper money entirely as a way to clean up their economies. Yet an understanding of how currency innovation works suggests these hopes are credulous: from remote islands to high-security prisons, money invention is informal, organic and – as Louisiana’s prisons show – can now be untraceable. The new digital “dot” currency is reportedly already being used to launder cash across national borders. [In several of his novels, Robert Heinlein speculated on alternative ways to conceal wealth and make purchases with it. In real life, we all understand that there are many economic activities that have to remain hidden (illegal products and/or services, bribes, et cetera). Virtually none of the economic measurements we see in the news include these “underground” transactions. In some very corrupt countries, the “underground” economy is actually larger than the official one. In others, the amount of activity is debatable, but undeniably large. Best estimates here in the USA are that about 20% to 25% of ALL economic activity is underground. That includes things like traffic in stolen goods, illegal sex work, illegal gambling, drug traffic, people working under the table, and neighbors who swap things and/or services. Honest, free people can–and do–use cash for many legal payments, but how do you conceal a bribe paid by check or credit card? The method mentioned in this article is clear, clean, simple, and virtually untraceable. And, if it’s already common in prisons, it’s a guaranteed bet it’s already wide spread in the underground economy, too. Ron P.]

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Will the Supreme Court Stand Up for Reality?

Will the Supreme Court Stand Up for Reality?
Excerpt: That’s why bans on sex discrimination didn’t abolish sex-specific private facilities (like bathrooms), sex-specific fitness standards (for police and firefighters) or sex-specific athletic competitions (like the NBA and WNBA). After all, sex-specific bathrooms, fitness standards and sports leagues don’t disfavor men or women. On the contrary, they prevent disadvantageous treatment. Forcing women to undress in locker rooms with men or to compete athletically against competitors with male muscle mass and stamina wouldn’t respect equality but undermine it. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took this point for granted when she wrote the high court’s majority opinion instructing the all-male Virginia Military Institute to become co-ed. She noted that going co-ed “would undoubtedly require alterations necessary to afford members of each sex privacy from the other sex in living arrangements.” Excluding women from VMI, Ginsburg argued, discriminated on the basis of sex. Keeping men out of women’s private facilities, however, didn’t. This shouldn’t be controversial.  (...) Biology isn’t bigotry.

Senate report details foreign meddling in 2016 election

Senate report details foreign meddling in 2016 election
Excerpt: Tuesday's report concluded that Russian activities were focused largely on socially divisive issues like race, immigration, and guns, in "an attempt to pit Americans against one another and against their government." It also found the Russian efforts targeted black Americans more than any other racial group. "Russia is waging an information warfare campaign against the U.S. that didn't start and didn't end with the 2016 election," said Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C. "By flooding social media with false reports, conspiracy theories and trolls, and by exploiting existing divisions, Russia is trying to breed distrust of our democratic institutions and our fellow Americans." The senators pointed out that China, North Korea, and Iran are following Russia’s playbook. The nation's intelligence chiefs have also warned about the threat of foreign interference in the 2020 election. [About October 2016, before the election, my daughter asked me if I thought the Russians were trying to help Trump. I told her then, and still believe now, that I didn’t think they cared much, one way or the other who won, they just wanted to sow discord among us and divide us however they could. I think they’ve succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. And, they’re still doing it, and won’t stop. For anyone who wants to read the actual unclassified bipartisan report–all 85 pages of it–here’s a link: REPORT
OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE UNITED STATES SENATE ON RUSSIAN ACTIVE MEASURES CAMPAIGNS AND INTERFERENCE IN THE 2016 U.S. ELECTION VOLUME 2: RUSSIA'S USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA (pdf)  https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Report_Volume2.pdf 
(you may have to copy and paste it into a browser)  Ron P.]

China + The Liberal Elite: Get A Room

China + The Liberal Elite: Get A Room

School Exam from 1912--how did you do?

School Exam from 1912--how did you do?
Here’s an example of how required school knowledge has changed in a bit over 100 years. The test linked here was designed for 1912 graduates of the 8th Grade in Kentucky: You WILL be shocked. https://www.bullittcountyhistory.com/bchistory/schoolexam1912.html
Here’s a link to the answers (don’t be shocked at how many you got wrong): https://www.bullittcountyhistory.com/bchistory/schoolexam1912ans.htm
l I told you not to be shocked. I did horribly. you may have to copy and paste the links into a browser. Ron P.

Climate Change

Climate Change

Nike Pulls Houston Rockets Merchandise from Chinese Stores

Nike Pulls Houston Rockets Merchandise from Chinese Stores
It sounds like it's time to boycott NIKE here in the states. How dare they kowtow to the Chinese by trying to silence Americans in our own country and abroad?!?!? You KNOW this didn't originate at Nike's headquarters, it's gotta be a response to pressure from the Chinese. And, if the NBA goes along with Nike pulling that merchandise, it's time to boycott them, as well. --Ron
I do not buy Nike, even used, and I do not watch the NBA or the NFL ~Bob

ICE Arrests Migrant Charged With Raping Woman Immediately After Sheriff’s Office Ignored ICE Detainer and Released Him

ICE Arrests Migrant Charged With Raping Woman Immediately After Sheriff’s Office Ignored ICE Detainer and Released Him
So much for fighting the rape cultures. ~Bob

Trump rids Long Beach port from China control

Trump rids Long Beach port from China control
This is a great move, long, long overdue. The Chinese should NEVER have been in control of any US port. Whoever is in control of the port can allow stuff to come in, like a nuke in a container, that we really, really don't want. Or maybe just a ton of oxycodone pills to add to our problems. Port security needs to always be 100% under American controls. --Del

Warren Calls for Imprisoning Trans Inmates with Biologically Female Inmates

Warren Calls for Imprisoning Trans Inmates with Biologically Female Inmates
Excerpt: Senator Elizabeth Warren called for placing transgender prisoners in detention facilities designed for the opposite biological sex in a new LGBTQ rights plan released Thursday. “I will direct the Bureau of Prisons to end the Trump Administration’s dangerous policy of imprisoning transgender people in facilities based on their sex assigned at birth,” Warren wrote in the plan. [How can we take people like this seriously? If she is limiting this statement to POST-surgical reconstructed neo-females or neo-males, it makes sense, but that isn’t what she said. Without that prior surgical requirement first, it’s nothing but an invitation to chaos in the prisons. Does she think no man will lie to gain access to women? Of course, no woman would want access to men, either, would they? We don’t already have enough violence, rape or “reluctant or coerced seduction” in our prisons, so let’s create more opportunities for it. Wouldn’t this make a great campaign slogan: “Prison will cure your child’s virginity and She has a plan for that.” It would come as no surprise to learn thousands of rapists are reading this news, snickering at the possibilities and wondering how hard it is to get into prison if this is adopted. Utter madness. How much longer can we allow the inmates to run the asylum? Ron P.]

The Suicide of Europe

The Suicide of Europe

Victor Davis Hanson: Members of previous generations now seem like giants


Victor Davis Hanson: Members of previous generations now seem like giants

Elizabeth Warren Vows to Remake Capitalism. Businesses Are Bracing.

Elizabeth Warren Vows to Remake Capitalism. Businesses Are Bracing.
If you go to the full article, there are numerous graphs that detail her proposals, which are many and varied, and the total impacts of them all would make this country unrecognizable. I have to give her credit, she is telling everyone exactly what she is about. And it's scary, damn scary. Actually, I'm sure she could not get all this stuff pushed through even as President, but the way she thinks is very clear.... and she's another one, like Obama, who intends to bring forth a new and different nation. That hasn't worked well so far and we all have reason to fear more attempts to make us into some vision of social justice, etc. --Del

Telford abuse victim was raped by 500 men from 11 - but cops chose to prosecute her

Telford abuse victim was raped by 500 men from 11 - but cops chose to prosecute her
Excerpt: Jennifer – not her real name – tells the Sunday Mirror for the first time how she was raped by over 500 men from the age off 11 – yet she is the one left with a criminal record. She was gang raped, often in her school uniform, trafficked and held at gunpoint. Her nightmare left her so broken she attempted suicide.

2 of 7,876 Joe Biden worked with whistleblower when he was vice president, officials reveal

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/joe-biden-worked-with-whistleblower-when-he-was-vice-president-officials-reveal  

Beto O’Rourke Calls for Stripping Churches of Tax-Exempt Status If They ‘Oppose Same-Sex Marriage’

Beto O’Rourke Calls for Stripping Churches of Tax-Exempt Status If They ‘Oppose Same-Sex Marriage’

New York City Will Fine You for Saying ‘Illegal Alien.’ That’s an Assault on the Constitution.

New York City Will Fine You for Saying ‘Illegal Alien.’ That’s an Assault on the Constitution.
Speech control right out of "1984." The determination to be super PC is amazing.... and depressing. I hope this goes to court and they get slammed. As has been said many times, if we only have "undocumented immigrants" then the corner drug dealer is just an "unlicensed pharmacist". -Del. Socialism always begins with golden promises and ends in bloody coercion. ~Bob

Electric-Car Owners Shocked by California Blackouts

Electric-Car Owners Shocked by California Blackouts
Green Karma. ~Bob

State Department Distrust of Syrian Kurds Paved the Way for Betrayal by Seth Frantzman

State Department Distrust of Syrian Kurds Paved the Way for Betrayal by Seth Frantzman
you thought the Administrative State was dysfunctional, here is proof that the two oldest branches of our federal government have worked at cross-purposes. Yours truly, Larry Greenberg

California adopts nation's broadest gun seizure laws

California adopts nation's broadest gun seizure laws
Excerpt: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) opposed the bill, saying it "poses a significant threat to civil liberties" because a restraining order can be sought before a gun owner has an opportunity to dispute the request.

Oxygen-dependent California man dies 12 minutes after PG&E cuts power to his home

Oxygen-dependent California man dies 12 minutes after PG&E cuts power to his home
Well, having been oxygen-dependent for 3.5 years, this hits home. One of what the Nazis called "useless eaters." ~Bob

Helen Raleigh: I lived through 'socialism' in China – Don't fall for lies told by today's American socialists

Helen Raleigh: I lived through 'socialism' in China – Don't fall for lies told by today's American socialists
Excerpt: Do you think a girl should eat less than a boy? That may seem like a crazy question. Yet it was the reality for people like me who grew up in socialist China....... Immigrants like me came to the U.S. to escape socialism, not to encounter another round of a so-called socialist experiment. We know all too well where it will lead us. Socialism has been tried too many times in different places, by different people of different cultures and languages – Russia, China, Cuba and Venezuela just to name a few. No matter where it is implemented, the result will be the same – individual freedom will be destroyed and ultimately there will be death, starvation and misery. Don't believe the lies told by today's American socialists, who claim that they can implement the system on a fresh slate and have different results. If you truly value your freedom and your right to self-determination, say no to socialism.

The Lights Are Out in California, And That Was the Plan All Along

The Lights Are Out in California, And That Was the Plan All Along
Excerpt: And now, as the result of forest mismanagement by both the federal government and California, many homeowners living out in the WUI can no longer obtain fire insurance. No fire insurance, no mortgage. No mortgage, no house. Today, it would also appear, no electricity as well.In time, perhaps, these policies will force all but the wealthiest of Californians to live in cities, crammed into tiny, energy-efficient cubes, leaving the forest to—once again—burn as it may. (Like those who live on hurricane-stricken beachfronts can no longer afford insurance--or find it. --Barb)

Anon: Democrat Platforms for 2020

Anon: Democrat Platforms for 2020
1 Fred Stevens, a welder, and Joe Frisco, a bartender, neither of whom went to college, will have to pay off the student loans for Eric, an Art History major, and Emma, a Gender Studies major, because they cannot get jobs. (Elizabeth Warren)
2 Yusef Hussein, who killed 23 children by bombing their school, will be allowed to vote from prison. (Bernie Sanders)
3 Grace Thompson, who worked hard for 47 years, must give up her employer furnished medical plan and join the National Health plan. (The whole slate)
4 La'Darius Washington, who has never had a regular job, will receive a monthly income from the federal government to spend as he pleases. (Amy Klobuchar)
5 Billy White, age 16, who has trouble with subject/verb agreement in English class, still has trouble with fractions in math class, and who thinks Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court, will get to vote. (Kirsten Gillibrand)
6 Stan Billings, an avid deer hunter, will have his semi-automatic rifle (fires one shot each time you pull the trigger) taken away, or go to jail, because it looks like an AR 15. (Eric Swalwell)
7 Sven Johannson, whose grandfather immigrated to the US in 1953, will have to pay reparations to Sha'lyndia Jefferson because she THINKS her great-great-great grandfather MIGHT HAVE BEEN a slave. (Cory Booker)
8 Thomas Finch, who is an ambitious and motivated adult, cannot get a job because he doesn't want to join a labor union. (Kamala Harris)
9 Sammy Thomas, a farmer, will no longer be able to haul his crops to market in his 3/4 ton diesel pick-up, but will have to make 43 trips in his Toyota Prius. (The whole slate)
10. The population of the US will become 76.4% Hispanic because all of the existing border wall will be torn down. (Beto O’Rourke)
11. NONE OF THIS WILL MATTER BECAUSE THE WORLD IS GOING TO END IN TWELVE YEARS. (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)

Impeachment crazy Dems sang different tune for Clinton. By M.D. Kittle

Impeachment crazy Dems sang different tune for Clinton. By M.D. Kittle
Excerpt: “Today the Republican majority is not judging the president with fairness, but impeaching him with a vengeance,” then-House Minority Leader Pelosi said on the House floor in December 1998. “In the investigation of the president, fundamental principles which Americans hold dear, fairness, privacy, checks and balances, have been seriously violated and why? Because we are here today because the Republicans in the House are paralyzed with hatred of President Clinton … Until the Republicans free themselves of that hatred, our country will suffer.”

Impeachment Quote


“There must never be a narrowly voted impeachment or an impeachment supported by one of our major political parties and opposed by the other.” - Rep. Jerry Nadler, 1998

Friday, October 11, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Battle of Tours 732


Thursday, October 10, is the anniversary of the Battle of Tours (or Poitiers) in 732, in which Charles Martel (The Hammer and supposedly an ancestor) and his brave, outnumbe5ed Frankish warriors turned back the first Muslim crusade to conquer Europe and eliminate Christendom.
Excerpt: The Battle of Tours (often called the Battle of Poitiers, but not to be confused with the Battle of Poitiers, 1356) was fought on October 10, 732 between forces under the Frankish leader Charles Martel and a massive invading Islamic army led by Emir Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi Abd al Rahman, near the city of Tours, France. During the battle, the Franks defeated the Islamic army and Emir Abd er Rahman was killed. This battle stopped the northward advance of Islam from the Iberian peninsula, and is considered by most historians to be of macrohistorical importance, in that it halted the Islamic conquests, and preserved Christianity as the controlling faith in Europe, during a period in which Islam was overrunning the remains of the old Roman and Persian Empires.

Liberals’ Tears For Kurds Ring Hollow After Vietnam

Liberals’ Tears For Kurds Ring Hollow After Vietnam
Nicely put.... we remember. --Del

Patriotism in Sports? Here's Why

Patriotism in Sports? Here's Why

RINA SHNERB'S ALLEGED MURDERER LINKED TO EUROPEAN-FUNDED BDS AFFILIATES

RINA SHNERB'S ALLEGED MURDERER LINKED TO EUROPEAN-FUNDED BDS AFFILIATES

“Masked Antifa Radical Who Harassed Elderly Lady is a Syrian Migrant,”

“Masked Antifa Radical Who Harassed Elderly Lady is a Syrian Migrant,” by Paul Joseph Watson

WHY DID UK’S HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL EVENTS REMOVE REFERENCES TO JEWS?

WHY DID UK’S HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL EVENTS REMOVE REFERENCES TO JEWS?
Excerpt: The PDF itself doesn’t mention that six million Jews were murdered, which means those downloading some of the material for the 2020 events are given inadequate information, even when the research shows people don’t know how many were murdered. The PDF highlights Albanian Muslims, alone among mentions of various groups in Europe, for saving Jews. While the flier doesn’t mention any Christian beliefs, it notes that “strong Muslim and ethical beliefs” were responsible for Albanians saving Jews. It neglects to mention that many Albanians are also Christian.

‘Whistleblower’ Attorneys Offered Rate Discount for Trump Informants, Ranted Against President on Social Media

‘Whistleblower’ Attorneys Offered Rate Discount for Trump Informants, Ranted Against President on Social Media
Attorneys offering a discount? You know they must be crooked! End Times when attorneys offer discounts/bait for clients. --Barb

White House Clarifies: Donald Trump Moving 50 Troops Within Syria, Not Out of the Country

White House Clarifies: Donald Trump Moving 50 Troops Within Syria, Not Out of the Country

Satire. I think. So far. Guantanamo prisoners to receive Social Security benefit

Satire. I think. So far. Guantanamo prisoners to receive Social Security benefits

Ellen DeGeneres defends friendship with George W. Bush

Ellen DeGeneres defends friendship with George W. Bush
We get so much garbage from entertainers, but here is a gem of a Facebook video from Ellen Degeneres. I rejoice that we still have people like her speaking out. -Del

Full Videl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSZtjol7mJA

We’re Not Exporting Our Values to China — We’re Importing Theirs.

We’re Not Exporting Our Values to China — We’re Importing Theirs. By JIM GERAGHTY

Hiring Pro-Hamas Aide Completes Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Israel Pivot by Erielle Davidson

Hiring Pro-Hamas Aide Completes Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Israel Pivot by Erielle Davidson https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/17/hiring-pro-hamas-aide-completes-elizabeth-warrens-anti-israel-pivot/
Excerpt: Senator Elizabeth Warren has now moved " to embrace the anti-Israel left, to help establish and cement her bona fides with far-left progressives who’ve come to see the destruction of the Jewish state as a non-negotiable cause. Warren’s move tolls warning bells of what we might come to expect from other 2020 candidates eager to appeal to their far-left base. Warren has been itching to prove her anti-Israel chops among the progressives....

Quid Pro Quo and Extortion: Welcome to Foreign Relations

Quid Pro Quo and Extortion: Welcome to Foreign Relations
Excerpt: Foreign relations typically involve quid pro quo arrangements. Governments do not ordinarily assist each other out of fondness. Nations pursue their interests in the world. Where interests align, they assist each other. Where interests are opposed, they are adverse to each other. In any event, they bargain with each other to advance their interests. It is a matter of “We want you to do this; what do we need to do – whether for you or to you – to make you do it?” The term quid pro quo has a sinister connotation because we most often hear it in connection with political-corruption cases, often involving bribery. In truth, all exchanges involve a quid pro quo, but most are not corrupt. When they are corrupt, it is not because Country A is asking Country B for something, but because Country A is asking for something that it is wrong to ask for. If the request is not improper, there is nothing wrong with a quid pro quo. There is, similarly, nothing wrong with squeezing a foreign government in furtherance of American interests. Indeed, that is exactly what we are trying to do with Iran right now. If important American interests are at stake, the president’s job is to pressure other countries. International relations and domestic law enforcement are very different. In the latter, extortion is a crime. In the former, applying inducements (including threats, and sometimes worse) is what countries do to each other. As long as what an American president is asking for advances an American interest and does not violate either American law or any international obligation we’ve taken on, there is nothing wrong with pressuring other countries. [I added emphasis. As always, McCarthy hits hard and on target. Ron P.]

Anti-Trump Psychodrama 10.0? Victor Davis Hanson

Anti-Trump Psychodrama 10.0? Victor Davis Hanson
Excerpt: Staged melodrama, media collusion hysteria, progressive demands that justice be served immediately, promises of walls-are-closing-in blockbuster revelations from new witnesses, supposed surprise revelatory documents, fusions between Democratic politicians and Washington bureaucrats — and then bust, nada, and teeth-gnashing as the truth catches up to various rumor-mongers. (...) We are in a virtual civil war, and the Left believes that it can win over the hearts and minds of 20 to 30 percent of the swing voters in the United States with therapeutic tales of racism, sexism, unearned white privilege, and right-wing greed and selfishness, and also by destroying the elected president. [The always readable Hanson pulls no punches. Ron P.]

James Clapper Admits He Was Following Orders From His ‘Commander-In-Chief, President Obama’

BIG: James Clapper Admits He Was Following Orders From His ‘Commander-In-Chief, President Obama’ by Elizabeth Vaughn
Excerpt: In the transcript and the video below, Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, speaks to CNN’s Jim Sciutto and makes the stunning admission that he’d been following Obama’s orders – and he says it twice. This is very big news because it’s the first time a member of the deep state has admitted that President Obama was not only aware of the investigation, but was issuing orders to his team. “What were we supposed to have done…blown off what the then commander-in-chief, President Obama, told us to do?” And, as if we missed it the first time, he says it again. “It’s kind of disconcerting now to be investigated for, you know having done our duty and done what we were told to do by the president.”

Senior FBI Official Who Took Illegal Gifts From CNN And Lied To Investigators Was Not Prosecuted And Allowed To Retire With Full Benefits

Senior FBI Official Who Took Illegal Gifts From CNN And Lied To Investigators Was Not Prosecuted And Allowed To Retire With Full Benefits

Warren Would Break Up Big Tech. Conservatives, Make Your Pitch.

Warren Would Break Up Big Tech. Conservatives, Make Your Pitch.
Excerpt: ...Warren responded to Zuckerberg’s concerns with something of a war whoop, taking to Twitter to declare that “what would really ‘suck’ is if we don’t fix a corrupt system that lets giant companies like Facebook engage in illegal anticompetitive practices, stomp on consumer privacy rights, and repeatedly fumble their responsibility to protect our democracy.” Zuckerberg’s fear, in brief, appears to be that the attempt of a Warren administration “to break up the [tech] companies” would place Facebook in the unenviable position of filing “a major lawsuit against our own government.” Warren’s response, meanwhile, has been to cede the point, gird herself for battle, and — in the style of the president she both despises and resembles — launch a provocative salvo by openly mocking her opponent. To borrow the language of Zuckerberg’s industry, this looks like a market that could use a bit of disruption. [I get no warm and fuzzy feeling for Zuckerberg and/or Facebook. On the other hand, I despise my Massachusetts junior US Senator. When I look at that finger-shaking, lying, hatchet-faced know-it-all, I’m reminded of the paintings of humorless Puritans all too ready to hang a scarlet letter on those sinners they deem unfit for polite society. In my mind’s eye, I can see her cheering the village constable as he puts someone in the stocks or the ducking chair by the river. Regardless of who the Republicans nominate, I will vote against Warren. Thank God I’ll never have to choose between her and Hillary; I’d be tempted to try to illegally vote twice so I could vote against both of them. They both think they know better than we do about how we should live our lives, and they’re both wrong. Ron P.]

young Iraqi girls sold for sex in temporary 'pleasure marriages'

Scandal of young Iraqi girls sold for sex in temporary 'pleasure marriages' that can last as little as an hour - as one Shia cleric claims it is 'no problem at all' to wed a nine-year-old
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7537529/Iraqi-girls-young-NINE-sold-sex-temporary-marriages.html

Pope installs new cardinals who “share his vision for social justice, rights of immigrants and dialogue with Islam”

Pope installs new cardinals who “share his vision for social justice, rights of immigrants and dialogue with Islam”

2 + 2 = 5: Now math slammed as 'racist,' 'western'

2 + 2 = 5: Now math slammed as 'racist,' 'western'
So now 2+2=4 is part of racist, Western oppression? (But maybe algebra will be OK, since an Arab Muslim developed it, and maybe it'll be OK to keep using Arabic numerals?) When you get down to the included table of the ethic studies framework, look it over, and see the really neat questions, like "who holds power in the math classroom?" and "can you identify and name oppressive mathematical practices?". Apparently nothing positive EVER came from Western civilization, and certainly nothing really positive from dead White men. Where in heaven's name do the people come from who make this stuff up, who have college degrees, some of them PhDs, who actually exist in a real world but don't seem to understand underlying reality. The math that makes balance sheets work, the advanced math that lets durable bridges be designed and built, the super advanced math that lets us send little machines out to fly by outer planets, all of this has total zero to do with the color of the skin or the gender or the religion or the language spoken by those who develop and apply mathematics. This campaign to force "social justice" concerns into every single facet of education, in biased and ridiculous ways, is seriously dangerous to the long term good of our society, and needs to be rejected violently. -Del. "Arabic" numerals were invented by the Hindus, 'culturally appropriated" by the Arabs. ~Bob

AOC Call For ‘Prison Abolition’ May Have Potential.

AOC Call For ‘Prison Abolition’ May Have Potential. A 1981 sci-fi film could be the basis for "decarceration."
Excerpt: Allow me to make a suggestion on how to handle decarceration and prison abolition. In the 1981 film, Escape From New York, the entire island of Manhattan was converted into a maximum-security prison. While the movie was considered science fiction at the time, maybe the idea of walling off large areas and using them as free-range prisons has finally come. We can quibble over what parts of the country would be best suited for conversion to prisons, but I submit that New York City has the infrastructure and capacity to house the nation’s criminals well into the coming decades. The plan has something to make everyone happy. Conservatives get to keep violent criminals off the streets (of other towns anyway). Liberals get more humane conditions without cages. Average Americans get to not have their streets flooded with drug dealers, rapists, and murderers. Maybe we could even sweeten the pot by building a wall around the island of Manhattan for added security. That would help win support from Keynesians and Donald Trump.