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Satanic Temple Brings ‘After School Satan Club’ to Portland School

28th September 2016

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I’ve always thought there was something Satanic about Portland.

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The Perilous Whiteness of Pumpkins

26th September 2016

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I think this is a parody but it’s impossible to be sure.

(Hey, tenure doesn’t grow on trees, you know.)

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Cow Farts Can Now Be Regulated in California

21st September 2016

Isn’t it amazing.

Next, the hard part: Democrat politicians. (Whoa. Talk about your Global Warming….)

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University Officials Sign Off on Literal Emotional First Aid Kit

19th September 2016

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An adviser and an assistant professor at the University of Houston showed support for providing students with an emotional first aid kit that would contain a baby blanket and candy among other things.

Their backing of the emotional first aid kid is revealed in a Project Veritas video first obtained by The Daily Caller. James O’Keefe went undercover in late August as a member of the “99.9 percent” group and spoke to University of Houston psychology department advisor Bobbie Sue Schindler.

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LSU Fans Start Fundraiser to Buy Out Football Coach Les Miles’ Contract

6th September 2016

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Disgruntled LSU Tigers fans have started a GoFundMe account with the goal of raising enough money to buy out Les Miles’ contract.

Is. This. A. Great. Country. Or. What.

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Vermont College Launches New School Year by Handing Out Gender Pronoun Pins

31st August 2016

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My preferred gender pronoun is ‘Highness’.

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UT Students Protesting Campus Carry With Adult Sex Toys

25th August 2016

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Well, it’s certainly convenient to know who the dildos are on campus.

‘Here’s your sign.’

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Princeton HR Department: Don’t Use Word ‘Man’

19th August 2016

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Yalies have been saying that for over a century.

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Army Prosecutors: Bergdahl Desperately Wanted to Be a Russian Mob Hitman

19th August 2016

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“He mentioned his plan would be to go through Pakistan and into India and join the Russian mob,” then-Pfc. Shane Cross, a fellow soldier of Bergdahl’s, told Army investigators in an affidavit. “Prior to the deployment he had claimed to speak Russian, that he had learned while working on a fishing boat that traveled to Europe. He also mentioned that he wouldn’t want any tattoos, because they would be identifiable marks on his body.”

And then maybe get a movie deal? Looking at his father, I suspect that it was the best he could hope for.

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Fire Chairman Seeks ‘Compromise’ After American Flag Controversy

17th August 2016

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The chairman of the Arlington Fire District board said he’s reached out to Chief Tory Gallante to discuss the possibility of a compromise about the use of American flags on fire trucks.

American flags were removed from three Arlington Fire District trucks Tuesday, sparking heated discussion on social media and disappointment from union members.

What possible reason could there be to REMOVE American flags from fire trucks? In fargin Poughkeepsie?

Arlington Fire Commissioner Chairman Jim Beretta said the board majority feel the flags are a “liability during normal operations for our people and other motorists,” and that the board had not been consulted before the flags were mounted.

How could American flags be a liability during normal operations for fire trucks in an American city?

Two board members “had no problem with it as long as it was safe and not in the way of operations,” Beretta added. Three board members “did have a problem with it for normal operations, citing liability and distraction to other motorists.”

And if you believe that one, they’ll tell you another one.

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Despite Two DC Homes Worth Millions, Dem Sen Hopeful Evan Bayh Insists He Never Left Indiana

16th August 2016

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Bayh loudly announced in 2010 he would not seek re-election after two terms because of supposed hyper-partisan gridlock due to the “distorting influence of money in politics.”

Almost immediately upon leaving office he reportedly proceeded to help rich folks do the alleged distorting. Within weeks of leaving the Senate, according to the Indianapolis Star, he joined a huge private equity company and quickly became partner at the Washington powerhouse law firm McGuire Woods. He has since amassed “lucrative corporate board appointments” earning “at least $3.7 million in cash, stock awards and other compensation.”

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But after announcing his new Senate run last month, Bayh suddenly went native. When a local Indiana television reporter asked when he was coming home, Bayh insisted, “I never left.”

Really?

Hey, if Hillary Clinton, raised in Chicago and living in Arkansas before trailing Bill to D.C., can be a Senator from New York, anything is possible.

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British Airways Stops Musician From Flying With Cello as ‘It Didn’t Have a Visa’

12th August 2016

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An amateur musician has said she was stopped from carrying her cello on board a British Airways flight as the instrument needed a visa to travel in the extra seat she had booked for it.

Jane Bevan, 35, based in Switzerland, was attempting to board a flight from Zurich to Baltimore, where she was attending a course with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, when she was stopped at check-in and told she needed a USA ESTA travel visa for her cello.

“I rang BA about a month before the flight and spoke to a customer service agent in one of their call centres. They told me the second seat booked for the cello followed airline policy, that there was nothing further for me to do and I should check-in as normal,” said Ms Bevan.

She says she has not received any form of compensation from British Airways and instead flew out the following day with American-based United Airlines who offered her flights at half the piece quoted by British Airways.

“I had no problems with United Airlines,” she said. “The staff were very friendly and even offered to put my cello in first class!”

And then probably broke it, considering its history with musical instruments.

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The Woman Who Brought a Legal Complaint Against the “Balcony Man” for Insulting the Munich Shooter

10th August 2016

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On July 22 a young man named Ali David Sonboly went on a shooting rampage in Munich, murdering eight people before committing suicide. During his peripatetic massacre he was briefly on the roof of a parking garage. While he was there, he was hectored from the balcony of a nearby apartment building by a local Bavarian man. A video of the exchange later went viral. The “balcony man”’s new-found notoriety drew the attention of the authorities, who are now considering prosecuting him for his insults against the culture-enriching shooter, presumably under the law against Volksverhetzung.

Below is a video made by the woman who brought the complaint against the balcony man, explaining and justifying her actions. I’ll let her high-minded rectitude speak for itself, without further commentary.

Time to thank God you don’t live in Europe.

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Luis Barragán’s Ashes Were Turned Into a Diamond and His Family Are Not Happy

10th August 2016

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It’s a story we’ve all heard a thousand times: A legendary Mexican architect dies and then 27 years later his remains are exhumed and turned into a diamond by an American conceptual artist who had gotten permission from the architect’s family. But it turns out she got permission only from distant relatives and the now the architect’s actual heirs are pissed and are demanding the ring that the diamond is set in be handed over so that they can bury it in the architect’s grave.

Ponder the concept of ‘conceptual artist’.

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Brickbat: Say What?

10th August 2016

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Ali Sonboly had already shot and killed nine people in Munich when Thomas Salbey confronted him from his balcony. In addition to shouting at Sonboly, Salbey threw a beer bottle at him. Now, prosecutors say they are investigating Salbey for “insults to the detriment of the dead” for his remarks about Sonboly.

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UK Man Sentenced for ‘Offending’ Muslims

9th August 2016

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The father of seven, whose mother-in-law and sister-in-law are Muslim, was visited at his home at 8 am by police officers who arrested him under the anti-free speech Malicious Communications Act. He is reported to have said to the officers: “Is this about that Muslim thing on Facebook? I’m getting locked up for sticking up for my own country.”

The legislation, brought forward under Tony Blair’s Labour government in 2003, states that a person is guilty of an offense if they “send by means of a public electronic communications network a message or other matter that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character” or “cause any such message or matter to be so sent.” It adds: “A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable, on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.”

Welcome to Londonistan. Be careful not to step in the diversity.

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Harry Potter Fans Banned From Wand Shop for Not Being Real Wizards

9th August 2016

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Well, one must have standards. But surely this transgresses some sort of civil rights legislation?

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The Weeknd Donates $50,000 to the University of Toronto to Help Start an Ethiopic Studies Program

9th August 2016

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Because if Toronto (Canada) has a crying need for anything, it’s a program to study Ethiopics.

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Academic Abomination of the Week: Time Traveling Dogs?

9th August 2016

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The time-travel trope of so many science fiction stories are hard enough to take, but what do you get when you cross time-travel with feminist theory?

In this article, I analyze a painting by Modoc/Klamath artist Peggy Ball through a Native feminist reading methodology. The painting, Vanport, is named after a city that disappeared in a flood in 1948. The artist survived that flood, and displacement as did thousands of others. The painting is a rememory map of dislocations and hauntings and disappearances. The painting remaps gentrified dislocations, telling stories that focus on the relationship of the present to the past and the past to the future. The painting itself is a Native feminist practice. The travel to places gone, to places that will reappear again; by people gone as well as by people presently alive; into times that existed, that never existed, that will exist again; to times made contemporaneous by time traveling dogs; with people co-present through desire—at the heart of all this time travel is recognition and survivance.

Hey, tenure doesn’t grow on trees, you know.

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Plastic Surgeon Who Invented the ‘Brazilian Butt-Lift’ Dies One Day After Holding Olympic Flame

7th August 2016

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It’s the way he would have wanted to go.

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Not the Onion: Yale Prepares to Reconsider Buildings With Racist, Offensive Names

4th August 2016

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At Yale, a committee has been established to take a fresh look at the names of the various ivy covered buildings around the 317 year old institution to see if any of the names associated with the structures are either racist or offensive to anyone. And once again, no… I’m not even kidding. (Fox News)

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College Ditches Cinco de Mayo Celebration Because of 1 Student Complaint

4th August 2016

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A student at Framingham State University in Massachusetts filed a report to the Bias Incident Response Team this spring, claiming the campus had overtly disrespected Latino and Mexican Culture.

What was so offensive? For starters, the cafeteria decided to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and even put up decorations. Just a few weeks earlier, the Student Union Activities Board had thrown a similarly themed birthday party for the school mascot, Sam the Ram.

Just as black separatism is reinstating racial segregation, ‘cultural appropriation’ complaints are re-marginalizing minority culture.

Way to go, Social Justice Warriors, for returning America to the 1950s.

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For Babies in India, a 30-Foot Plunge for Good Luck

31st July 2016

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Be careful not to step in the diversity.

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Scary-Ass Cow Science: Scientist Draws Eyes on Cow Butts to Protect Them from Lions

15th July 2016

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Hey, tenure doesn’t grow on trees, you know.

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Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton

12th July 2016

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Bernie Sanders droning on about the terrible income inequality in America while endorsing a woman who made $20 million during the last two years making speeches to the very Wall Street bankers that he is castigating.

Truly, Democrats do not live in the same world as the rest of us.

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Marvel’s New Iron Man Is a 15-Year-Old Black Girl

6th July 2016

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Not good enough. She also has to be a transgender lesbian or its RAAAAAAACIST.

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UK Man Acquitted of Rape Forced to Give Police 24-Hour Notice Before Sex

6th July 2016

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A British man acquitted of rape is threatening to go on a hunger strike after police issued an order requiring him to give them 24-hour notice before any sexual encounters.

The 40-year-old man, who legally cannot be named, was given a retrial in 2015 and acquitted of rape. Despite the ruling, police issued a “sexual risk order” against him. Under the order, the man must “disclose the details of any female including her name, address and date of birth… at least 24 hours prior to any sexual activity taking place.”

While it sounds dystopian, sexual risk orders are perfectly legal in England and Wales after the passage of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act of 2014. Under the act, courts need only to find that a person is likely to commit a sexual offense “on the balance of probabilities,” even if they have never been found guilty.

This is what life is like in a country with no Bill of Rights.

Yet more reason to celebrate Independence Day.

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Dicaprio Flies His LA Friends 6,000 Miles Around the World So They Can Listen to His Speech on Global Warming

4th July 2016

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When Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio hosts a reception for a string of A-list stars, supermodels and wealthy philanthropists later this month, he will make an impassioned plea for more action to be taken on global warming.

But instead of holding the event in Los Angeles, where most of his guests are based, they will fly halfway around the world to the glitzy French resort of St Tropez – at enormous cost to the environment.

Last night, green campaigners were quick to criticise 41-year-old DiCaprio, who in February used his Best Actor acceptance speech at the Oscars to warn about the dangers posed by climate change.

Green is for thee but not for me….

One guest who attended last year’s gala said: ‘It’s basically a big party for Leo and his showbusiness friends and models. The models, of course, do not pay for tickets, and neither do the VIP guests – they get to have a nice big free party.’

The Mail on Sunday has learned that guests opting for the Grand Earth Protector Package – ‘prime dinner seating for 12 guests’ at a table near to DiCaprio – costs £125,000. The more frugal Earth Protector Package – seating 12 at a slightly more distant table – costs £82,000, while those content with social Siberia can choose the Ocean Steward Package, at a mere £58,000 for 12 diners.

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Death by Selfie: Man Falls Off a Cliff at Machu Picchu While Posing for a Photo

2nd July 2016

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Think of it as evolution in action.

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EU to Launch Kettle and Toaster Crackdown After Brexit Vote

28th June 2016

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The EU is poised to ban high-powered appliances such as kettles, toasters, hair-dryers within months of Britain’s referendum vote, despite senior officials admitting the plan has brought them “ridicule”.

If you want to know why people might want to leave the E.U., here’s a good example. Living in the E.U. is like having AlGore and Chelsea Clinton in charge of your daily life.

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Panther Pounces on a ‘Clueless Man’ in Animal Sanctuary Only to Lick His Face

7th June 2016

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That’s a pretty good stalk the panther has going.

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Motorist Pulls Chainsaw on Driver With Gun

2nd June 2016

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A local man is free on bond after his arrest Friday on charges he pulled out a chainsaw and shouted racial slurs during a road rage incident in Farmington on May 6.

Tsk tsk.

Michael Salafia, 30, of 64 Whitewood Drive, allegedly got out of his car with a chainsaw while at a red light and approached another driver, Farmington police said. As Salafia was advancing on the other driver, who was a black male, Salafia started the chainsaw and began yelling racial slurs, reports said.

Despite the name, Salafia is not a Muslim; Muslims aren’t named Michael. Trust me on this.

The other pulled out a gun, which he was carrying legally, police said, to stop Salafia from getting closer. Salafia left but not before accidentally cutting himself with the chainsaw which splattered blood on the other man’s car. The other man was not charged in the incident, police said.

Think of it as evolution in action.

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Academic Loons of the Week: The Yoga and the Commissar

31st May 2016

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Tough to decide on who gets the honor of our Academic Absurdity of the Week award. I was inclined to give it to the ingenious author of “Humor and Parody in Finnish Rap Music Videos,” since I’m still trying to recover from the mistake of listening to a Finnish rock band in a park in Helsinki last summer. (Their “music” sounded to me like a whale being waterboarded.) I can’t even imagine what “Finnish Rap Music” must be like.

Hey, tenure doesn’t grow on trees, you know.

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‘Ecosexual’ Students at Santa Monica College ‘Marry the Ocean’

26th May 2016

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I am actually curious as to how people like this actually get admitted to college.

For sure I support the notion that they are all wet.

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A Pair of Glasses Were Left on the Floor at a Museum and Everyone Mistook It for Art

26th May 2016

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Several visitors to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this week were fooled into thinking a pair of glasses set on the floor by a 17-year-old prankster was a postmodern masterpiece.

Khayatan previously had similar success with a baseball cap and a bin.

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Planned Parenthood Evacuates After Finding ‘Unknown Substance’…Baby Food

25th May 2016

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A Florida Planned Parenthood abortion business was evacuated Monday as seven people were taken to the hospital for medical evaluation and hazmat teams responded to emergency calls over the discovery of an “unknown substance.” It turned out to be baby food.

Sarasota Police Department spokesperson Genevieve Judge said 38 people inside the Planned Parenthood clinic were evacuated and decontaminated at the scene, reports Associated Press. A local school was also placed on lockdown. Some individuals reported shortness of breath in response to the substance, and some were carried out on stretchers.

Yeah, I can see where they would fail to recognize it.

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Woman Who Died Climbing Everest Wanted to Prove Vegans Are Not ‘Weak’

23rd May 2016

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Guess it didn’t work.

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Twitter Appoints Its First Black Board Member

17th May 2016

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Black women are distinguished by dark skin, broad nose, broad lips, and kinky black hair.

Find a black woman in this picture. I couldn’t.

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Iron Man 3’S Female Villain Got Axed Over Fears of Poor Toy Sales, Director Claims

17th May 2016

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‘We had finished the script and we were given a no-holds-barred memo saying that cannot stand and we’ve changed our minds because, after consulting, we’ve decided that toy won’t sell as well if it’s a female’

The ‘Ewock Rule’ triumphs again.

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Sanders Voters for Trump

11th May 2016

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Those exit polls show a plurality of the primary’s Sanders voters—44 percent—planning to vote for Donald Trump in November. Obviously, this is consistent with the theory that they simply don’t like Clinton, but it goes further than that. Nearly 40 percent of the Bernie backers say they’ll vote for Trump even if he’s running against Sanders.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any weirder….

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The White-Man Effect: How Foreigner Presence Affects Behavior in Experiments

7th May 2016

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We experimentally vary white foreigner presence in dictator games across 60 villages in Sierra Leone, and find that the simple presence of a white foreigner increases player contributions by 19 percent. To separate the impact of the white foreigner’s race and nationality from other characteristics, we test additional predictions. First, the white foreigner’s presence may heighten demand effects, prompting players to try to impress the white foreigner by being more generous. This should make behavior in the game less indicative of true generosity. Consistent with this, we find that game contributions are no longer predicted by real-world public good contributions when the white foreigner is present. Second, those more familiar with aid may perceive the games as a form of means-testing, and therefore give less to signal that they are poor. Consistent with this, in the presence of the white foreigner, players in more aid-exposed villages give less, and are more likely to believe that the games are testing them for aid suitability. Together, these results suggest that players’ giving decisions respond to the white foreigner’s race and nationality. Behavioral measures are increasingly used to infer cross-national differences in social preferences or to assess aid effectiveness—our results suggest that we should be cautious in these uses.

For extra credit, identify this quotation: ‘Porgy, you’re a white man, you have to help us….’

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You Can’t Make This Shit Up: ‘Pet Owners Deserve Family Leave, Too’

3rd May 2016

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While the rest of the country is hung up on the necessity of maternity leave — or even the newly coined “meternity” — one group continues to be overlooked when it comes to paid time off from work: new pet owners.

“Paw-ternity” leave is already a reality in the UK — the US pet-insurance provider Petplan found that nearly 5 percent of new pet owners in the UK were offered time off to care for their four-legged kids. (Not surprisingly, the UK is also light-years ahead of the US when it comes to maternity leave, offering up to 39 weeks of paid leave for new mothers.)

It’s time for the US to hop aboard the “paw-ternity” train.

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Feminists Demand Quotas for Award Nominations at Cannes Film Festival

26th April 2016

The Other McCain is on the case.

We know that women directors can make box-office hits — Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail), Amy Heckerling (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Look Who’s Talking, Clueless) and Penny Marshall (Big, A League of Their Own), for example — but I have no idea what the overall profit picture looks like on female-directed films. However, the feminists complaining about award nominations for women directors at Cannes don’t give a damn about profit, do they? Neither do feminists give a damn about audiences (the people who pay to see movies, and are thus the source of profit) and they don’t give a damn about the actual work that a director must do to deliver the product on time and under budget.

What feminists care about is an idea of “equality” that actually results in favoritism — quotas for women, or else they’ll file a lawsuit or organize a boycott or just protest and complain until somebody gives them what they want. And what do feminists want? More.

This constant demand — “More!” — is characteristic of totalitarianism.

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My Favorite News Item of the Day

22nd April 2016

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John Kasich is beginning to vet his potential running mates. There have been delusional presidential campaigns before, but usually they flame out quickly — Kasich is delusional for the long haul.

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Glyphosate Found in Some Cereals: Alarmists Generate Useless Panic

19th April 2016

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Environmental alarmists are worse than pit bulls with a bone when it comes to refusing to let go of any random myth or misinformation they happen to pick up. Sometimes it appears that their chief targets are any modern technologies that are particularly useful to humanity. Last month, a really stupid Moms Across America study reported that it had found parts per billion (ppb) of the herbicide glyphosate in organic wines. Basically, the chemophobes found the presence of glyphosate that was between 10 and 3,000 times lower than the EPA’s safety threshold. And never mind that drinking alcohol is a considerable risk factor for developing many kinds of cancer.

So a new set of environmentalist pit bulls calling themselves the Alliance for Natural Health USA is reporting that they tested a bunch of commercial brands of cereals, some eggs, bagels, and coffee creamers. What horrors did they uncover? Take corn flakes, for example. AHA-USA reports that the glyphosate was detected at less 75 ppb which even they acknowledge is 66 times lower than the EPA’s safety threshold of 5,000 ppb. Their highest detection was for an instant oat meal which was 22 times lower than the EPA’s safety threshold for oats 30,000 ppb. The AHA-USA did manage to find organic cage free eggs in which glyphosate residues were double to triple the EPA’s very low threshold of 50 ppb.

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US Election: Hundreds of Thousands of Californians Thought to Have Mistakenly Registered for Far-Right Party Ahead of Key Primary Vote

18th April 2016

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Hundreds of thousands of Californians may have mistakenly registered as members of a far-right political party with segregationist roots, which opposes same-sex marriage and abortion and has called for the construction of a Trump-style wall along the US-Mexican border.

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times found that that as many as three in four supposed supporters of California’s American Independent Party (AIP) believed they were registering as independent voters, free of party affiliation. Their mistake could prevent them casting potentially crucial votes in the Golden State’s primary on 7 June.

Among those thought to have ticked the AIP box on their voter registration forms, under the erroneous impression they were declaring themselves independents, are actors Demi Moore and Emma Stone; former boxer Sugar Ray Leonard; Mark Pincus, founder of tech firm Zynga; and Patrick Schwarzenegger, the son of former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Talk about your Low Information Voter … and their vote is just as good as yours. Think about it.

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Academic Absurdity of the Week: The Coming Vegankampf

18th April 2016

Steven Hayward of Powerline is on the case.

Really, I don’t mean to pick on vegans relentlessly. I actually know a couple of conservative vegans, and hey, if you want to deprive yourself of tasty animals, it’s a free country. But of course there are the other kind of vegans who, following most leftist enthusiasms, would like to make it mandatory for everyone.

The first step is integrating veganism fully into the current mode of identity politics, thus providing a pretext for Bruce Springstein to boycott cattle-ranching states or something. Behold this Ph.D abstract from Durham University:

Queering Veganism: A Biographical, Visual and Autoethnographic Study of Animal Advocacy.

Hey, tenure doesn’t grow on trees, you know.

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Priests Are Handing Out ‘How to Recognise Us’ Guides After One Father Was Mistaken for a KKK Member

17th April 2016

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Father Jude McPeak was on his way to get some frozen yoghurt when he was mistaken for a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

McPeak, a Dominican friar and member of the St Paul’s Catholic Church network in Bloomington, Indiana, caused alarm on the city’s university campus after students thought he was a klansman walking around town with a whip.

The only whip McPeak had that evening, however, was in frozen yoghurt form. A set of rosary beads hung from his white robes.

Having gone to graduate school at I.U., I can testify that they are not the sharpest knives in the drawer — those go to Purdue or Notre Dame.

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The Sanders Surprise

14th April 2016

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Everything you need to know about the 2016 race for the Democratic presidential nomination can be found in a single moment in one of the early debates, when Bernie Sanders was asked for his thoughts on banks. His face creased in pharisaical rage.

“They trample on the middle class, they control Washington, and why do they chain all their pens to the desks?” he demanded. “You gotta break up the banks into little pieces and then flush the pieces down the toilet so you can never put the banks back together. Then you just make the bankers pay for college for everyone, and America’s fixed!”

People used to scratch their heads over how the Nazis could be democratically elected to govern so civilized a country as Germany. Well, Bernie Sanders is demonstrating that it isn’t as hard as you might suppose.

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German Soldiers Forced to Leave NATO Exercise Early Due to Overtime Limits

11th April 2016

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German soldiers were forced to leave a four-week Nato military exercise in Norway after 12 days after using up all their overtime.

Currently, military personnel are allotted a 41-hour working week where overtime cannot be compensated by additional income but with corresponding free time.

Soldiers have complained to the German parliamentary watchdog that they are spending entire days doing nothing due to the country’s working restrictions.

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