DYSPEPSIA GENERATION

We have seen the future, and it sucks.

Old Food was Never Better: Augmenting Event Authenticity at a Medieval Festival

25th February 2017

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Abstract: This study aimed at developing an understanding of a medieval festival’s visitor attitudes towards how food and beverage service might augment an event’s authenticity mission. It applies an authenticity framework to relatively untested aspects of the tourist/visitor experience. Initially, an exploratory ethnographic study was conducted at a pre-festival medieval banquet to explore dimensions of food and beverage apparent in the literature. This informed a resultant survey which was administered at the festival tournament. Herein is reported the exploratory study and preliminary findings from the survey. In conclusion the paper proposes theoretical contributions, practical implications and considerations for future research.

Academics can suck the fun out of anything. If you want fun with your medieval food, go to an SCA event.

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Chicago’s Deadly Weekend So Far: Nine Shot, Two Killed

25th February 2017

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Thank God for those strict Chicago gun control laws or the place would look like Texas.

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Is Crime Genetic? Scientists Don’t Know Because They’re Afraid to Ask

25th February 2017

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Political Correctness comes with a cost.

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Gender Ideology Harms Children

25th February 2017

American College of Pediatricians says what we all know to be true.

The American College of Pediatricians urges healthcare professionals, educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality.

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Sadiq Khan Sparks Row With SNP After Claiming There Is ‘No Difference’ Between Scottish Nationalism and Racism

25th February 2017

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The Right Side of History eats its children.

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At The FEC, Some Speakers Are More Equal Than Others

25th February 2017

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Nowhere has the Orwellian maxim that “some [people] are more equal than others” been more evident recently than at the Federal Election Commission (FEC). At the end of Animal Farm (spoiler alert), the animals find that, having successfully thrown off their human oppressors, their new animal rulers are just as oppressive as the humans, but in the name of animal equality.

In the name of democracy and equal speech, campaign finance “reformers” demand broad power for the FEC to regulate the political speech of average citizens, organizations, and corporations, requiring disclosure, repeated filings, and compliance with complicated regulations (that not even the FEC understands), while asserting freedom and anonymity rights for their own political speech. This hypocrisy has been demonstrated numerous times in recent months.

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Report Reveals the Worst of the Worst Colleges for Free Speech

25th February 2017

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As high school students search for a college to attend, a report from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has come up with a list of 10 universities that every student who values free speech should avoid.

Despite the fact that more than 90 per cent of American colleges have so-called “speech codes”, the report looks at the past year’s incidents on campuses and highlights the worst offenders.

This year’s list of the worst higher education institutions for free speech includes many public colleges that are supposed to abide by the Constitution and guarantee freedom of expression. Private colleges, however, while not legally required to do so, have promised to ensure free speech on campus.

There are some Big Names on this list.

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Herbert Hoover’s Radio Malware Turns 90

24th February 2017

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On February 23, 1927, Babe Ruth had still to hit 60 home runs in a season. Yet President Calvin Coolidge would that day sign a bill that would establish how radio spectrum—the “economic oxygen” of the emerging information age—would still be governed 90 years later. Markets would be pre-empted, no ownership of the “ether” would be permitted. Public administrators would dole out privileges to deploy wireless networks according to the “public interest.”

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Witches Take on Trump

24th February 2017

I am not making this up.

And many of these people are allowed to vote.

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Thought for the Day

24th February 2017

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ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

24th February 2017

Women liberated from Isis in Syria take off face veils and burn them

Paranoid ISIS Leaders Ban Televisions And Cell Phones To Cover Up Their Losses

The Latest: Turkish troops, fighters enter al-Bab center

A Muslim Woman’s Fight Against Radical Islam

Countering Islamist Extremism the Right Way

Danish man who videoed himself burning the Quran charged with blasphemy

Pakistan attacks: Explosion kills at least eight in Lahore as wave of terror attacks by Isis and Taliban continues

Geert Wilders: Far-right Dutch PM frontrunner says ‘Islam and freedom are not compatible’  Well, duh.

Kuwaiti hospital ‘will refuse to treat migrant labourers’

“Moderate” Muslim Brotherhood Mourns Terrorist’s Death

This Technology Is The Future Of ISIS Terror

Islam, Not Trump, Is The Elephant In The Room Threatening Jewish Survival

Canadian Government Finally Embraces Refugees Of ISIS Terror

Muslims raise thousands to repair vandalised Jewish cemetery

Congressional Computer Admins In Criminal Probe Owed Money To Hezbollah-Connected Fugitive

Charsadda attack: Taliban suicide bombers kill six including child in assault on court in Pakistan

Women in Libya ‘banned from travelling abroad solo’

Isis-affiliated fighters seize Syrian territory near Israeli border in surprise attack

Saudi Arabia’s Ruthless Migrant Policy  What do they know that Democrats don’t?

Iran’s Leader Urges Palestinians to Launch Violent Uprising

Iranian-Backed Rebels Bombed Ship With Explosive Drone Boats

ISIS Targeted Nuclear Reactor Getting Shipment Of Weapons-Grade Uranium

Iranian Leader Says Third Intifada Has Begun Against Israel

Marine Le Pen Refuses To Wear Hijab, Cancels Meeting With Key Arab Leader

Three Arrested In France For Plotting Suspected Islamic Terror Attack

Somalia food crisis at ‘tipping point’ with country heading towards famine in matter of weeks

Civilians trapped in Mosul ‘having to eat cats’ due to food shortage as battle between Isis and allied forces intensifies

Isis claims British suicide bomber carried out attack near Iraqi city of Mosul

Why Iran’s Shia Threat Is Very Real for Faraway Egyptians

Erdogan’s Power Grab Is Hurting Turkey’s Economy

Danish Jihadis Finds Loophole To Get Gov’t Funding To Fight For ISIS

Anti-Trump Muslim March In NYC Holds ‘Allahu Akbar’ Call To Prayer, Compares Trump To Hitler

Australian school allows male Muslim pupils to refuse handshakes with women

Turkey’s Purges Continue

Top Al-Qaida Leader Finds Himself On The Wrong End Of A Bullet

Masjid Toronto: “Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews!”

Turkey Aims to Produce Long-range Missiles

Turkey’s Record-breaking Academic Purge

Iraqi forces begin bitter battle for Mosul in effort to destroy Isis

ABC Bemoans ‘Skyrocketing’ Numbers of Refugees Illegally Immigrating to Canada

New Houthi weapon emerges: a drone boat

Canadian Border Town Worries About ‘Confrontations’ After Influx Of ‘Asylum Seekers’

Iraqi forces advance on Islamic State-held western Mosul

Somalia suicide attack: Bomb kills 18 at crowded market in Mogadishu

Iraqi forces launch offensive to take western Mosul from Isis

Culture-Enrichment With Baseball Bats Comes to Rural Germany

Saudis Ready Digital Push to Get Islamic Extremism Out of Schools  Good luck with that.

Angela Merkel demands Turkey treats detained German journalist fairly amid ongoing crackdown  Of course, he’s not actually German, but Turkish.

ISIS-Signaling Enrichers Arrive in Ceuta

Turkey car bomb: Three-year-old boy killed and 15 people injured in attack on Sanliurfa province

German Cities Ban Trucks During Carnivals Amid Terror Fears

Pentagon cites evidence of Islamic State group ‘exodus’ from Raqqa

Hundreds Of Migrants Storm EU Border Fence, Clash With Police [VIDEO]

US Mosque Holds Memorial For Islamist Assassin

Hundreds of migrants scale 20ft fence into Spanish enclave of Ceuta as refugee route shifts  Well, they could just give it back to Morocco.

Libya, not Syria, will be the foundation on which Trump and Putin build their new world order

Sweden jails Syrian rebel who fled Idlib after killing Assad soldiers

Saudi air strike kills 10 women and children in Yemen

Pakistan ‘kills 100 terrorists’ in crackdown after Isis shrine bombing

More than 80 people died in a Pakistan terror attack last night – where exactly is the hashtag and the solidarity?

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Dallas-Fort Worth & Dayton: World Large City Least Congestion: 2017 Tom Tom Traffic Index

24th February 2017

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Dallas-Fort Worth and Dayton Ohio have the least t traffic congestion among larger cities (urban areas) in the world, according to the 2017 Tom Tom Traffic Index. Dallas-Fort Worth had the shortest average all day delay, at 18 percent of the 43 cities with more than 5 million population. Dallas-Fort Worth also had the least average peak period traffic delay. This is the second year in a row the Dallas Fort Worth has had the best all day traffic congestion. Dayton had the best all day and average peak hour congestion among the 146 cities with between 800,000 and 5,000,000 population and tied with three others for the best in among all cities the least all-day congestion.

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The Plight of the Parasites

24th February 2017

ZMan looks at your tax dollars at not-work.

In modern America, government is a form of workfare for the most part. There are roughly 2.8 million Federal workers, not including uniformed personnel. When you add in state and local government, there are roughly 22 million people employed by government in the United States. The labor force is roughly 150 million so that means 15% of the nation’s workers are employed by government. Of course, literally no one knows the size of the contract workforce. The best guess is about 5 million, but it could be much more.

Then you get into the vendor side of things. The Imperial Capital is ringed by companies that do nothing but serve the government. It is not uncommon to run into firms that have done business with no one other than government. Some of these firms exist solely to fulfill diversity clauses in government contracts. There are firms around DC that don’t actually do real work. They just provide the right amount of color to the vendor pool as subcontractors in a contract. How many of these exist is an unknown.

The fact is, about a third of the people working today are in jobs that exist because of government. The fact that blacks are over represented in these fields is well known and deliberate. In cities across America, a city job has been a form of workfare and patronage for generations. If the government was ever pared back to just what is needed, the essential services like police and road maintenance, tens of millions would be thrown out of work and we would have riots in our major cities. A government job is riot insurance.

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‘Women Appreciate’ Billboard in North Carolina Sparks Protest

24th February 2017

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Of course it does.

A billboard appeared last weekend on a highway connecting the city of Winston-Salem to Greensboro that reads, “Real men provide. Real women appreciate it.”

Molly Grace, a boutique owner in Winston-Salem, said she sees the sign as an attempt to silence women who want to be seen as equals to men.

She should learn to get over it. It doesn’t say ‘women be silent’, but of course jumping to conclusions is what the Usual Suspects do.

 

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Non-White Students at University of Michigan Demand Segregation

23rd February 2017

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I’m sure Orval Faubus would be happy to give it to them, were he still with us.

Funny how ‘progress’ and ‘progressive’ so rarely line up….

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Reminder: The NYT’s Top Two Political Reporters Are Basically Democratic Operatives

23rd February 2017

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“We have has a very good relationship with Maggie Haberman of Politico over the last year,” a memo titled “Earned Media/Next Steps” written by the Clinton communications team said. “We have had her tee up stories for us before and have never been disappointed. While we should have a larger conversation in the near future about a broader strategy for reengaging the beat press that covers HRC, for this we think we can achieve our objective and do the most shaping by going to Maggie.”

Haberman is now a star politics reporter at The New York Times, along with Glenn Thrush, another former Politico reporter who the Wikileaks dump revealed was sending stories to the Clinton campaign for approval. Thrush jokingly described himself as a “hack” for the campaign in an email to John Podesta in which he agreed to send part of his story for approval before publishing.

“No worries Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u,” Thrush wrote to the Clinton campaign chairman in an April 2015 email. “Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this Tell me if I fucked up anything.”

The emails showing Thrush and Haberman’s tight relationship with the Clinton campaign were just a few of the many emails that revealed a pervasive culture among political media elites in which journalists operate more like political operatives than enterprising reporters.

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Just what IS going on in Sweden?

23rd February 2017

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So what is going on in Sweden? Fox News and other sites make it sound like Sweden has burst into chaos with immigrants going nuts at a police arrest, and no go zones for police. The New York Times and The Washington Post claim Rinkeby, the site of the riot, is economically depressed, but the entire situation is a blip on the radar. The Swedish media…well it depends on the outlet.

The most “just the facts” coverage appears to be from Dagens Nyheter. DN called what happened Monday a “rowdy evening,” which took four hours for police to get a handle on. It all started when someone was being arrested for drugs, but how it spiraled into violence we don’t really know. One witness told DN officers failed to do their duty by not protecting a DN photographer from being attacked.

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REVEALED: Democrats Behind Mexico City Demonstration Against Tillerson

23rd February 2017

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An official arm of the Democratic party is behind a planned demonstration against Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday outside the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.

The Mexico chapter of Democrats Abroad — “the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States,” according to the group’s website — is organizing the demonstration against Tillerson, who arrived in the Mexican capital on Wednesday.

Advertising for the demonstration on The Action Network, a website for left-wing activists, says that “Democrats Abroad Mexico and other progressive organizations like the Women’s March and Bridges to Understanding have created a petition” that demands Tillerson “meet with U.S. citizens who hold opposing views while he visits Mexico City to talk with Mexican government officials.”

My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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Apple Condemns President Trump’s Decision to Rescind Transgender Bathroom Guidelines

23rd February 2017

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Now is not a time to work at Apple, at least if you need to go to the bathroom.

(Need to know which bathroom to use? No doubt there’s an app for that….)

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Dallas Is About to Go Broke

23rd February 2017

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Dallas is one of the Democrat-dominated blue metro pustules on the otherwise bright red butt of Texas.

Dallas could be the next major American city to follow Detroit into the throes of bankruptcy, warns Eric Boehm. Dallas Mayor Michael S. Rawlings said in November that he believes the city is “walking into the fan blades,” in large part because of unsustainable pension promises made to the city’s police officers and firefighters. The fund that is supposed to pay for retired cops and firemen is more than $5 billion in the red, and estimated to be out of money within 20 years.

Pournelle’s Law: The function of government is to hire and pay government workers.

Unfortunately, socialism means that eventually you run out of other people’s money.

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Man Spits in Baby’s Face and Tells Mother: ‘White people shouldn’t breed’

23rd February 2017

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Rezzas Abdulla has two previous convictions for race-hate attacks against white women.

I’ll just bet he does.

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Cressida Dick Named New Metropolitan Police Commissioner – First Woman Ever to Head Scotland Yard

23rd February 2017

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So the head of Scotland Yard is officially a Dick.

You would think that they would have put some more thought into that.

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Mexican Man ‘Kills Himself Minutes After Being Deported From US’

23rd February 2017

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And, of course, it’s all Trump’s fault because this guy was a looney.

Surprising how many people have bought into the progressive notion that you don’t have to obey laws you disagree with.

On the other hand, maybe it isn’t.

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The Entitlement Mentality

23rd February 2017

Woman asks people to fund her ‘$10k spiritual journey around the world’

‘I believe we should all have the opportunity to have the things we need at our fingertips, whether or not we have the money for them’

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Washington State College Informs Students ‘American Grammar Is Racist’

23rd February 2017

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Hey, you learn something new every day. Isn’t that what college is all about?

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Robert Reich Is on a Hot Streak

23rd February 2017

Steve Sailer scratches his head.

For Clinton cabinet secretary and current UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich, having recently suggested (twice) that the Berkeley violence was likely an alt-right false flag, now attributes the latest Swedish immigrant riots to Donald Trump provoking them with his lies about immigrant violence in Sweden.

You can’t make this stuff up.

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Castle for Sale in New York

22nd February 2017

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Looking for a medieval castle but want to stay in North America? Consider Highlands Castle, situated in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York State. Built in 1984 using 800 tons of stone, this castle comes with gatehouse, towers and secret doors.

Of course, you’d have to pay New York taxes….

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‘I just experienced NHS hospital care for the first time since coming to Britain and I almost died. The failures were shocking.’

22nd February 2017

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How about that government-provided healthcare, eh? Don’t you wish we had a system like that in America?

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The Confluence

22nd February 2017

ZMan turns the page.

Progressivism, the civic religion of the North, has degraded into a lunatic cult and marginalized itself. The leaders still control the high ground, but they are under assault. Buckley conservatism, which has served as the ideological enforcers for the Left, is imploding. These people may not be packing their bags, preparing for exile, but the 2016 election map makes clear that the old Yankee hegemony is coming to an end. The sensibilities of the rest of the country will have to be included in the political culture.

Now, it is possible that Progressivism is on its death bed. Unlike Europe, the American Left has never been about economic equality. It was always about spiritual equality. The radicals on the Continent were always obsessed with busting up the class structure. The radicals in American have always been focused on saving the immortal soul of the nation. Economic equality was never anything more than a a political tool for the reformers to use as a way to get control of the culture in order to impose their moral vision on the nation.

In order for this to work, the Left has always needed victims and oppressors, saints and sinners. In the 20th century, they could champion black civil rights and women’s issues. Then it was onto gays and now foreigners. The trouble is, they are running out of victims to champion. Black guys getting pushed around by rednecks at the polling booth make for sympathetic victims. Mentally unstable men in sundresses wanting access to the girl’s toilet are not good victims. They are ridiculous and championing them makes the champions look ridiculous.

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Activists Put ‘Refugees Welcome’ Banner on Statue of Liberty, Forget to List Their Home Addresses

22nd February 2017

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Just an oversight, I’m sure.

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British Isis Suicide Bomber ‘Was Former Guantanamo Bay Inmate Paid £1m Compensation’

22nd February 2017

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Thank you, Barack Hussein Obama (um … um … um).

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Thought for the Day

22nd February 2017

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Trump’s War on Leaks Might Bring More Chaos, Not Less

22nd February 2017

Tyler Cowen, a Real Economist, looks at leaks.

In other words, leaks are part of how the government manages the press and maintains its own popularity. A leak can get a story onto the front page, or if the first leak did not create the right impression, the information flow can be massaged by yet another leak.

Leaks are also a way of threatening other governments, yet without the president putting all of his credibility on the line. For instance, it can be leaked that the national security establishment would be especially unhappy with a further expansion of Israeli West Bank settlements. That sends a message, yet without committing the American government to any particular response if the settlements proceed. Or leaks can signal to foreign terrorists or governments that we know what they are up to.

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Undocumented Irrigation

22nd February 2017

Steve Sailer looks at water.

The ongoing Oroville Dam crisis has received modest national attention, in part because the press hasn’t figured out how to blame it on Trump. Moreover, attributing the surfeit of water to global warming, the only other respectable choice, seems inane.

Without massive infrastructure to store and move water, California (current population: 39 million) wouldn’t support a sizable population. In 1846, the number of Spanish-speakers in Alta California was likely under 10,000.

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Sweden: From ABBA to Allah

22nd February 2017

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In just two generations, Sweden has become an increasingly dysfunctional and crime-ridden country. The main cause of this negative transformation is non-European mass immigration.

I have been chronicling Sweden’s decline for many years. My reports were falsely dismissed as fantasies made by an alleged “right-wing extremist.” This denial is no longer possible.

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America Is Afflicted With a Deleterious Disease: Loneliness

22nd February 2017

Tom Smith of The Right Coast summarizes a piece in The Week.

America. Trump. Problems! Crisis! Dislocation, poverty, bad stuff, personal stuff. Loneliness. French stuff. De Tocqueville. No De Tocqueville quote though. Civil society stuff. Boy Scouts! Baseball! Lodges! Lodges? Lodges! Bowling Alone. Putnam. NSF study. Distrust. Anger. Anger! Lonely white working class people. On drugs! No, not on drugs. African-Americans. Church! Substance abuse. Depression. African-Americans. Lonely people support Trump. Mormons don’t support Trump. Mormons aren’t lonely. Grievance. Anger. Fear. Fear of other! Church. Russia. Common sense. Shouting. Republicans. No one listens.

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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Murder Rates in Four Major Cities Reach Highs Not Seen Since the 90s

21st February 2017

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All run by Democrats. Maybe there’s a connection there.

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Socialist Diet

21st February 2017

Venezuela: 75% of population lost 19 pounds amid crisis

In the survey, researchers found that most Venezuelans substituted red and white meats with vegetables and tubers — such as potatoes. According to the survey, 82.8 percent of Venezuelans are considered poor due to their income.

Venezuela is facing a political and economic crisis in which basic goods such as food and medicine are in short supply, unavailable or unaffordable. The United Nation’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean predicts Venezuela’s gross domestic product will decrease 4 percent in 2017, while the International Monetary Fund estimates inflation will increase 1,600 percent.

Apparently socialism cures obesity. Who knew?

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Richard lll Book of Hours Now Online

21st February 2017

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Leicester Cathedral has digitised and published the personal prayer book of King Richard III.  The original manuscript rests in Lambeth Palace Library with restricted access due to its fragile condition so this digital version will enable the public to view the book.

Hopefully this will encourage others to make such works available for digital viewing.

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Remembering Peak Oil: Saudi Arabian Production Was Supposed to Peak in 2006

21st February 2017

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Oh no! We’re going to run out of … uh, I forget….

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Riots Erupt in Swedish Immigrant Town Days After Trump’s Refugee Remarks

21st February 2017

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MALMO, Sweden — Violent riots broke out in a Stockholm neighborhood Monday night in the midst of an argument between U.S. President Donald Trump and the Swedish government over immigration policies in the country.

Riots erupted around 8 p.m. in Rinkeby — an area with a large immigrant population — after police tried to arrest a man in relation to an investigation. Masked men threw rocks at police, set cars on fire and robbed businesses.

Police responded with gun fire to quell the unidentified rioters.

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Remembering Calvin Coolidge’s Record on Civil Rights

21st February 2017

Walter Olson reminds us.

 

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These Senators Opposed Vouchers Backer Betsy DeVos But Send Their Kids to Fancypants Private School

21st February 2017

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At least seven of the 46 Senate Democrats who voted against Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s newly-minted education secretary, currently send or once sent their own children or grandchildren to expensive private schools.

Crap government schools for thee but not for me.

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‘Sanctuary Restaurants’

21st February 2017

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I am not making this up.

So far, 285 restaurants across the U.S. have signed on, pledging to create safe and equitable work environments, where no one is discriminated against and everyone is paid a fair wage, offered benefits and given opportunities for professional growth.

Matt Philbin comments:

Gosh, that sure sounds like dishwashing utopia. And it may as well be utopia in the actual sense of the word. There are 616,000 restaurants in America. CNN finds it newsworthy that 285 of them – .046% — have pledged to run an extreme hippie fantasy camp for unskilled labor. (You can bet an inordinate number of these joints are vegan.) A CNN tweet plublicizing the story actually said “285 restaurants across the US” had joined. Heck, there are probably 285 restaurants in any three-block radius in Manhattan, not counting hot dog carts.

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Trump supporters see a successful president — and are frustrated with critics who don’t

21st February 2017

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That’s because obvious stupidity is very frustrating. An example:

“If he hadn’t gotten into office, 70,000 miners would have been put out of work,” Patricia Nana, a 42-year-old naturalized citizen from Cameroon. “I saw the ceremony where he signed that bill, giving them their jobs back, and he had miners with their hard hats and everything — you could see how happy they were.”

The regulation actually would have cost relatively few mining jobs and would have created nearly as many new jobs on the regulatory side, according to a government report — an example of the frequent distance between Trump’s rhetoric, which many of his supporters wholeheartedly believe, and verifiable facts.

Note the assumption that ‘new jobs on the regulatory side’ would have equaled ‘mining jobs’ so what’s Trump complaining about?

Well, for one thing, ‘mining jobs’ produce coal, a useful product; ‘new jobs on the regulatory side’ produce regulations and interference with people trying to produce a useful product — not the same thing.

Plus, who thinks that ‘new jobs on the regulatory side’ would be the sort that former coal miners would qualify for? Show of hands? Yeah, I thought so.

Coal miners out of work, new jobs for Children of the Crust — it’s all good, according to the Washington Post.

That’s why people voted for Trump, and why they cheer each time he kicks a ‘journalist’ in the ‘nads.

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Nearly a Dozen Passengers Walked Through Unattended TSA Checkpoint at JFK, Police Say

21st February 2017

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TSA — all the efficiency of the Post Office, and none of the charm.

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Leaked Memos Suggest All Illegal Immigrants Are at Risk of Deportation in Donald Trump’s Crackdown

20th February 2017

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Well, duh. What part of ‘illegal’ don’t they understand?

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Trump’s New NSA Once Wrote a Book Lambasting LBJ

20th February 2017

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President Trump’s new choice for National Security Adviser is Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster. McMaster is best known for his 1997 book Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam, an examination into the disastrous Vietnam policies of Lyndon Johnson and Robert McNamara. In the book, McMaster not only attacks President Johnson, he also places blame on military leaders who refused to push back against abject leadership in the White House.

I have that book. I like him already.

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Barack Obama’s Honorary Presidential Center May Cost Three Times As Much As George W. Bush’s

20th February 2017

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Well, it has to contain three times the ego. That costs.

But it will be in Chicago, which means that if necessary they can just steal the money.

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England’s Single-Payer Health System Is Reaching ‘Breaking Point’

20th February 2017

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The National Health Service (NHS), which runs hospitals and public health services in England, Scotland and Wales, has experienced problems with long wait times for services and crowded emergency care for years, but the problems are getting worse, according to a report from the British Medical Association (BMA).

And they didn’t even have a Magic Negro pushing it.

NHS is deep in debt, and it could be running on a nearly £1 billion deficit ($1.2 billion) by the end of this year. The Department of Health is planning an influx of cash into the trust fund “backed by the NHS’s own plan for the future with an extra £10bn [$12.5 billion] by 2020,” the spokesperson told The Guardian.

The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.

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