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The Hunter Biden Chronicles

25th October 2014

Michelle Malkin lays it out.

Everything you need to know about Beltway nepotism, corporate cronyism and corruption can be found in the biography of Robert Hunter Biden. Where are the Occupy Wall Street rabble-rousers and enemies of elitist privilege when you need them? Straining their neck muscles to look the other way.

Hunter Biden, Scion of the Crust, is the poster boy for the way that our new ruling elite is turning America into Britain of, say, two hundred years ago, where who your parents are and who your parents know determine what opportunities you get and how little work you have to do to get them.

Scott Johnson sums it up:

How unqualified was Hunter Biden? He was too old to join the Naval Reserve at age 43. He sought an officer’s commission for which he didn’t qualify. He received waivers to fill a part-time position in public affairs for which he wasn’t needed. After navigating these shoals, Biden was discharged within a month because he flunked a drug test.

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Rep. Carolyn Maloney Pushes Irrelevant Gun Laws After Marysville School Shooting

25th October 2014

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She then said Congress needs “the political will” to pass an Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) and expand background checks. But neither of these things are relevant to the attack on Marysville-Pilchuck High School because the gunman used a handgun, not an “assault weapon,” and the gunman was too young to pass a background check.

Hey, never let a crisis go to waste!

Moreover, Maloney argued for more gun trafficking laws in the wake of the Marysville attack. We already have gun trafficking laws and questions regarding gun trafficking are already part of our current background check system. So how would more laws against gun trafficking have changed anything?

Democrats: We all live in a fact-free world….

On October 11, Breitbart News reported on a Crime Prevention Research Center study which showed that “92 percent” of mass public shootings between January 2009 and July 2014 happened in gun free zones—i.e., colleges, high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, etc.

Wow, look at how effective gun control regulations are! Oh, wait….

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Silicon Valley Company Caught Paying Foreign Workers $1.21/Hr After $200M Quarter

25th October 2014

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And you were wondering why Gates, Zuckerberg, et al. are so hot for more H-1B visas.

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Study: Illegal Non-Citizen Votes Could Sway U.S. Elections

25th October 2014

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An upcoming study to be published in the publication Electoral Studies has its authors positing the question “Could non-citizens decide the November election?”
Writing in the Washington Post, Old Dominion University political science professors Jesse Richman and David Earnest preview some of the results of their findings, using data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study.

According to the author’s preview published Friday, more than 14 percent of non-citizens in 2008 and 2010 “indicated” they were registered to vote and some did.

“Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010,” wrote Richman and Earnest.

They note that non-citizens tend to be Democratic voters and that in their 2008 sample, 80 percent of non-citizens cast ballots for Obama. Given that, they conclude that non-citizen participation “was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections.”

And it must be true! Because professors!

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Washington School Shooter Jaylen Fryberg ‘Happy,’ ‘Popular': Students

25th October 2014

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A law enforcement source told NBC News that the gunman Friday used a small pistol. Doug Dawson, special agent in charge of the Seattle office of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the weapon was legally acquired.

Thank God it was a ‘gun free zone’, or who knows how many bodies they would be carting out.

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Study: Americans Afraid to Take Vacation Days

24th October 2014

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A new study of the US business sector indicates American workers are shying from taking earned vacation time for fear that they will look like an unnecessary employee.

Let’s hear it for that ol’ minimum wage.

Americans are afraid to take too much time off for fear of being thought of as expendable. Workers are deathly afraid of losing a job that they know will be very, very difficult–if not impossible–to replace.

Well, all we need is another taxpayer-funded STIMULUS, and everything will be fine. Just ask the President.

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Man Allegedly Chokes Online Girlfriend Who Posted Fake Profile Picture

24th October 2014

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Cornelius Jefferson, 33, allegedly choked the girlfriend he had met online after moving from Georgia to Kentucky to meet her in person.

Angry that his girlfriend looked nothing like her online profile, Jefferson began by arguing with her and ended by reportedly assaulting her at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday morning.

I’m curious as to what she thought his reaction would be.

Considering that he is not a person of pallor, I’m surprised it even made the news.

Of course, a Real News Organization would have showed pictures of the girl, both what she posted online and how she actually looked. But we have no such organizations any more.

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Vice Writer Apparently Surprised that ‘Gay’ Is Not a Political Orientation

24th October 2014

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Although not for lack of trying.

Obviously headlining a story “Meet the Gay Libertarian Gun Nuts” is designed to be deliberately inflammatory clickbait. So it goes at Vice (not a judgment, just an observation). But beyond the headline, writer Cecilia D’Anastasio is one of those folks who is amazed to discover that coming out of the closet doesn’t include an application to register as a Democrat.

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The War on Women: Juanita Broaddrick and Bill Clinton

24th October 2014

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To set the stage for why the country needs Hillary Clinton to be the next president, Democrats are trying to force-feed Americans a “war on women” pablum, when such a war–as they present it–does not exist. For the real “war on women,” however, Democrats might turn to Hillary Clinton herself and her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

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Guide Goes on a Racist Rant to Tourists on a San Francisco Chinatown Bus

24th October 2014

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The video, posted on YouTube Tuesday by a German tourist, shows the unnamed guide ripping into Chinatown, named by the American Planning Association as one of America’s top “Great Neighborhoods” in 2013.

The woman, who says she is originally from Los Angeles, shouts through a microphone to the tourists, saying things like, “f**k Chinatown.  F**k your little herb gardens.  F**k your little seafood f**king markets and your turtles and your frogs. F**k your f**king ginseng. F**k your little hair salons where no one in there knows how to speak English!”

Of course, had the tour guide been white, Eric Holder would have her in a headlock even as we speak.

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Union Demands Send Japanese Firm, Jobs Packing From California Town

24th October 2014

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The California city of Palmdale was ready to roll out the red carpet this summer when a Japanese company agreed to build a $60 million factory on a city-owned, vacant parcel on the southwest side of town — but now the company is taking its project out of state and critics say union greed is to blame.

The “Antelope Valley Residents for Responsible Development,” a group backed by the International Brotherhood Workers Union Local 11, produced a 588-page appeal claiming that construction of the proposed factory would violate state environmental laws, by, among other things, kicking up spores. What the union really wanted, according to Kinkisharyo officials, was clearance to organize the plant without any interference from the company. When Kinkisharyo officials balked, the project suddenly became a potential environmental hazard.

“They are using California’s environmental laws as a pretense to put leverage on the company to get what they want,” Kinkisharyo spokesman Coby King told FoxNews.com. “It’s unfortunate when groups that don’t care about the well-being of the environment use the laws to delay, and even kill, good business development.”

Look for … the Union label….

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Boffins Who Stare at Goats: I Do Believe They’re Shrinking

23rd October 2014

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Climate change may be causing alpine goats to shrink in size, according to biologists at Durham University.

Researchers analysed records of alpine animal sizes to discover that Chamois goats now weigh 25 per cent less than they did back in the ’80s.

Let me make a note to worry about that….

 

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Former MTA Bus Driver Charged in Mass Attack on Family

23rd October 2014

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A former Maryland Transit Administration bus driver is facing several charges after a family claimed she got several teens to beat them up after one of the victims got into an argument with her.

“She actually let these children get off of this bus and beat me and my family for at least three minutes, then let them get back on, get weapons, get back off and back on again, and then took off with every one of them that did it,” victim Kristina Gibson told 11 News reporter Lowell Melser.

The video makes clear that the bus driver is black and the victims are white. The story doesn’t mention that, of course, because that would be Noticing.

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‘Calibration Error’ Changes GOP Votes to Dem in Illinois County

23rd October 2014

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

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She Tweeted Against the Mexican Cartels. They Tweeted Her Murder.

22nd October 2014

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The next message, sent moments later, is supposedly her warning friends and family not to make the same mistake she did, using social media to report on organized crime, because “there is no point.” The message after that is a warning to her followers and to three prominent citizen journalists that the cartels “are closer to us than you think.” The last message sent from Felina’s account is not written but rather consists of two photos: in the first, a middle-aged woman keeps her hands folded in front of her and looks directly at the camera; in the second the same woman is lying on a dirty floor with a coup de grace bullet wound in the face. The founder of Valor por Tamaulipas confirmed that the photos are of Felina. Twitter has since shut down her account.

Sure, we want more of those people in this country. Let’s open the borders.

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California Orders Churches To Fund Abortions—Or Else

22nd October 2014

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For the past four years, the Obama administration and its friends on the Left were careful to claim that they still strongly support religious liberty while arguing that Hobby Lobby’s Green family, Conestoga Wood Specialties’ Hahn family, and others like them must lose. Principally, they contended, religious liberty protections could not be applied to Hobby Lobby because (1) It is a for-profit corporation, (2) It isn’t a church (and thus not a true “religious employer,” and (3) It is wrong on the science—Plan B, a copper intrauterine device, et cetera, they claimed, do not cause abortions. They implied, if not claimed outright, that they would surely support religious freedom in another case, but Hobby Lobby was unworthy to claim its protections.

The State of California is now calling their bluff. California’s Department of Managed Health Care has ordered all insurance plans in the state to immediately begin covering elective abortion. Not Plan B. Not contraceptives. Elective surgical dismemberment abortion.

Time to leave the Left Coast. All the good weather in the world won’t make up for the shitty people.

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Oppression Juicing

22nd October 2014

Steve Sailer looks at the ‘wrong side of history’.

As in every quasi-Marxist revolution, though, the old Bolsheviks are in danger of being chewed up and spat out by the new. For example, consider the unintentionally hilarious New York Times Magazine article “When Women Become Men at Wellesley,” by Ruth Padawer. At women’s colleges today, the lesbians who were long the engineers of human souls are getting shoved aside for being on the wrong side of history by even butcher “trans-men” juicing on prescription testosterone….

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Slacktivism

21st October 2014

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Social media has spawned the slacker-activist, someone who supports a cause through an audacious public display that actually requires very little effort. This summer, the #IceBucketChallenge clogged newsfeeds with videos of folks dumping ice water on their heads instead of (or often in addition to) donating to the ALS Association. In a single month, the nonprofit collected more than $100 million–36 times what it had raised the previous August–to support research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). “It’s an unprecedented situation, not just for our cause, but for any charity outside disaster relief,” says ALS Association spokesperson Carrie Munk.

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Houston, We Have a Gender-Blind Public-Restroom Problem

20th October 2014

Jim Goad is perplexed.

Come to think of it, aren’t lesbians always trying to protect women from men? Why would these canyon-yodelers want hairy, disgusting males stinking up women’s bathrooms by flashing their wee-wees, anyway? Oh, right—because they’re not really men as long as they don’t believe they are, and to claim anything to the contrary makes one a bigot. I’ll tell you, they make it so hard to keep up with their ever-swelling definition of what constitutes “hate,” it’s hard not to hate them. They keep revising the script more often than my iPhone gets software updates.

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Look Out for Obama’s Legacy

20th October 2014

Joel Kotkin sounds the alarm.

In “The New Class Conflict,” I describe this alliance as the New Clerisy, which encompasses the media, the academy and the expanding regulatory bureaucracy. This Clerisy already dominates American intellectual and cultural life and increasingly has taken virtual control of key governmental functions, as well as the educations of our young people.

The Clerisy’s ascendency was predicted more than 40 years ago by the great sociologist Daniel Bell. The rise of knowledge-based industries, he predicted in his landmark 1973 book, “The Coming of Post-Industrial Society,” would establish the “pre-eminence of the professional and technical class.” This new “priesthood of power,” he suggested, would aim for the rational “ordering of mass society.”

Although usually somewhat progressive by inclination, the Clerisy actually functions much like the old First Estate in France – the clergy – helping determine the theology, morals and ideals of the broader population.

Nowhere is this function clearer than in the university itself, from which Barack Obama sprang, and which has become an essential part of his political coalition.

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Black Vote Seen as Last Hope for Democrats to Hold Senate

19th October 2014

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The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats. Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it predicted “crushing Democratic losses across the country” if the party did not do more to get black voters to the polls.

“African-American surge voters came out in force in 2008 and 2012, but they are not well positioned to do so again in 2014,” Cornell Belcher, the pollster, wrote in the memo, dated Oct. 1. “In fact, over half aren’t even sure when the midterm elections are taking place.”

Mr. Belcher’s assessment points to an urgent imperative for Democrats: To keep Republicans from taking control of the Senate, as many are predicting, they need black voters in at least four key states. Yet the one politician guaranteed to generate enthusiasm among African Americans is the same man many Democratic candidates want to avoid: Mr. Obama.

It’s all about the power.

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Why Europe Is Irrational About Israel

19th October 2014

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The European Community bureaucracy, meanwhile, has readied sanctions against Israel. One remonstrates in vain. The Gaza War should have taught the world that Israel cannot cede territory to Mahmoud Abbas, now in the 10th year of a 4-year term. Hamas has the support of 55% of West Bank Palestinians vs. just 38% for Abbas, and Hamas openly brags that it could destroy Israel more easily from firing positions in the West Bank. Only the Israeli military keeps Abbas in power; without the Israelis Hamas would displace Abbas in the West Bank as easily as it did in Gaza; and a Hamas government in the West Bank would make war on Israel, with horrifying consequences.

To propose immediate Palestinian statehood under these circumstances is psychotic, to call the matter by its right name. The Europeans, along with the United Nations and the Obama administration on most working days, refuse to take reality into account. When someone tells you that Martians are transmitting radio waves into his brain, or that Elvis Presley really is the pope rather than an Argentine Jesuit, one doesn’t enquire into the merits of the argument. Rather, one considers the cause of the insanity.

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Seattle Socialist Group Pushing $20/hr Min. Wage Offers $13/hr for Web Developer

18th October 2014

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And that tells you all you really need to know about Socialism.

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The Gathering Storm, part CLVI

18th October 2014

Scott Johnson is pessimistic.

John Kerry provides an element of continuity in Democratic politics going back to the fall of Saigon. He rose to prominence as a player in the Democratic production leading to our abandonment of South Vietnam. Kerry’s contribution was the dissemination of a demoralizing set of lies asserting the routine commission of war crimes by American forces. I bought his act at the time, but I was a sophomoric student who didn’t know any better. What is our excuse now?

John Kerry makes Neville Chamberlain look like George Patton. Barack Obama makes Jimmy Carter look like a President.

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Gang of Men Is Viciously Beating People at Random at the University of Illinois

17th October 2014

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The attackers — described as black men, perhaps 25 years old, wearing dark clothes — rambled around an area in Champaign, tackling various innocent and unsuspecting people to the ground and kicking them in the head.

Police say five students suffered injuries in four different instances. Three of the students received treatment for bruises, cuts and facial wounds, notes WLS. One student also had a cell phone stolen.

Ask your local ‘journalist’ why this isn’t on the news.

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Moms Demand Action Pushes Gun Ban After Masked Man Robs Kroger Bank

17th October 2014

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On October 15, an armed man wearing a skeleton mask robbed a bank inside a Cincinnati Kroger, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America responded by calling the robbery “a wake up call to Kroger’s leadership to prohibit the open carry of firearms in its stores.”

I’m curious whether they thought that a ban would have been more effective at preventing the robbery than, oh, say, one guy with a pistol on his belt.

Where do these people come from? Is it something in the water?

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Veep’s 44-year-old Son Caught Coked-Up

17th October 2014

Steve Sailer connects the dots.

A commenter recently speculated that the future history of political parties in the U.S. would likely follow the Central American model where they are superstructures for dynastic families to wage war on each other. For example, in the 1990s I read a fellow’s dissertation on Nicaraguan politics in the 1920s, and most of the family names of leading politicians from way back then were the same as the ones I was reading in newspaper accounts of Nicaraguan politics at present.

For further evidence, see Nunn vs. Perdue: An Awkward Political Rivalry

The Nunn and Perdue families have long been intertwined in Houston County in central Georgia. They had farms and went to many of the same churches and schools and the country club. Each had a famous politician: former Democratic Senator Sam Nunn and former Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue. Despite their being from different parties, there was never much of a schism among residents.

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The #GamerGate Hate Hoax

17th October 2014

The Other McCain is on the case.

Anita Sarkeesian (@femfreq) and Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) are feminist critics of the videogame industry who seem to be trying to cash in on the fact that they are feminist critics of the videogame industry. This involves portraying themselves as victims of horrific harassment and criminal threats. Who is engaging in this harassment? Who is making these threats? We don’t know, because it seems to be coming from a lot of anonymous online accounts, and I strongly suspect that some of these threats are fake. But whether it’s fake or real, the harassment is being blamed on the gamers who, using the Twitter hashtag #GamerGate, have been blowing the whistle on some of the sleazy tactics by which feminists have been trying to turn gaming into a Political Correctness Zone and — oh, just by the way — cut themselves in on a slice of the multimillion-dollar videogame industry pie.

I find it amusing that Anita Sarkeesian had to cancel an appearance somewhere because of death threats. Welcome to the world that ‘conservatives’ live in all the time; be careful not to step in the diversity.

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Afghanistan Vet Does Battle With Michigan Teachers Union

17th October 2014

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Upon investigating, Neuman learned that the union deduction was not considered dues, but something called “release time” — money earmarked to pay the salary of the union president. Teachers who double as union officers have half their salaries paid by the school district and the other half by the union. Under the current contract, all teachers, even those who opt out, must chip in for the union’s share.

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President of the United States Rides in Limo with Illegal Aliens, Brags About It

16th October 2014

Freeberg is not pleased.

Of course, it’s not a new thing for a Democrat politician to share a car with notorious criminals and not do anything about it.

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Italian Scientists Appeal Absurd Conviction for Quake Deaths

16th October 2014

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In 2012, seven scientists and engineers were convicted of manslaughter for things they said and did not say in the days before a major earthquake struck the mountain town of L’Aquila, killing more than 300 people. (Editor’s note: For more, see the author’s riveting feature story detailing the whole episode.) The first-level appeal is now underway, and here is what we know.

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New Dimensions in Racial Tensions

14th October 2014

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The Daily Mail added a little further down in its story: “Some members of the South High School community said that the violent incident was the culmination of ongoing tensions between the eight per cent of Muslim students of Somali de[s]cent and the 20 per cent who are African Americans.” See also the local CBS news report (quoting a South High student: “I know it’s a pride thing between Muslims and black people. They want their pride back for something. I don’t know.”) and the local NBC news report (“students claim this brawl was more than just a food fight, telling KARE 11 racial tensions have been boiling between Somali and African-American students for some time.” On the other hand, the CBS story also quoted another student: “A big riot. It was all types of races.”)

I guess it’s not enough to be African-American, you have to be the right kind of African-American.

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Alleged Bitcoin ‘Creator’ Is Crowdfunding His Lawsuit Against Newsweek Using Bitcoin

14th October 2014

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They couldn’t get ‘diversity’ in there because it would make the title too long, but there is ‘diversity’ in it nevertheless.

It’s  like Homecoming for trendy memes.

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Liberal Bias in Academia Is Destroying the Integrity of Research

13th October 2014

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How reliable is academic research? Not very, it seems, after noting that the Journal of Vibration and Control, a reputable academic publication, had to retract 60 different papers over the summer.

Just how bad is the problem? It’s not just that few academics voted for Mitt Romney. At a recent meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Haidt asked the audience by show of hands to identify themselves by their political orientation.

He estimates the resulting ratio of liberals to conservatives at 267:1. If anything, it was probably worse, since many conservatives don’t want to be “outed” to their colleagues.

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Report: 92 Percent of Mass Shootings Since 2009 Occurred in Gun-Free Zones

12th October 2014

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Of course … that’s where the victims are….

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The Bigger the Rock, the Shorter the Marriage

10th October 2014

Freeberg lays out some inconvenient truth.

My personal experience supports the thesis. Which made it a bit awkward when I learned about this, by way of a Facebook FOAF I don’t know myself, who put up a post making use of the militant-feminist cadence of “Oh how much I hate this thing, come gather around and help me hate it.” Does that mean the FOAF is a mil-fem? Probably not; knowing what I do know about our mutual friend, I count that as unlikely, albeit possible. But regardless, I don’t think my participation was any more welcome in that circle, than it is in a typical mil-fem round-table.

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Ebola, Electronic Medical Records, and Epic Systems

9th October 2014

Michelle Malkin blows the whistle.

Last week, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital revealed in a statement that a procedural flaw in its online health records system led to potentially deadly miscommunication between nurses and doctors. The facility sent Ebola victim Thomas Duncan home despite showing signs of the disease—only to admit him with worse symptoms three days later.

Hospital officials, who came forward “in the interest of transparency,” initially cited workflow and information-sharing problems for the botch. “Protocols were followed by both the physician and the nurses,” the statement noted. “However, we have identified a flaw in the way the physician and nursing portions of our electronic health records interacted in this specific case.”

Mysteriously, after taking special care to get their facts straight before releasing the statement, the hospital backed off a day later. The very specific communications flaw in the medical records software—which apparently had prevented some staff from accessing Duncan’s travel history from Liberia—suddenly disappeared.

 

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Gallup: Number of Democrats Who Say Obamacare Hurt Them More Than Doubles

8th October 2014

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Chickens coming home to roost….

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The War For Oil Myth

8th October 2014

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If oil were a major factor for prosecuting war in Iraq, it stands to reason the United States would be getting substantial amounts of it. It may come as a shock to Greenwald as well as a number of other Americans, but with regard to importing oil, the overwhelming percentage of our imported oil does not come from the Middle East. Canada and Latin America provide the United States with 34.7 percent of our imported oil. Africa provides another 10.3 percent. The entire Persian Gulf, led by Saudi Arabia at 8.1 percent, provides us with a total of 12.9 percent of our imported oil.

As recently as December 2012, Iraq provided the United States with approximately 14.3 million barrels of oil out of a total of about 298 million barrels imported, or 4.8 percent of our total imports. And as this chart indicates, we were importing the highest amount of oil from Iraq before we went to war to oust Saddam Hussein.

Next time you see some idiot with a ‘No Blood For Oil’ shirt on, know that this is a great country in which even stupid people can vote.

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Scripps College Uninvites George Will From Speaking

8th October 2014

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The political double standard for speakers on campus is reaching a tipping point. Many more people than you think are fully aware that a convicted cop killer is speaking at Goddard College while a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist has now been told he can’t speak at Scripps.

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ESPN Hires Michelle Obama’s Brother 5 Months After Firing From Coaching Job

7th October 2014

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Robinson was fired from his head basketball coaching job in Oregon State in May with three more years remaining on his contract.

ESPN coordinating producer Chris Farrow praised Robinson as a “credible” voice to the cable giant’s college basketball coverage, citing his “experience at the Division I coaching level,” as well as his “insight and understanding of the game.”

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

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They Are Coming for Your Children

7th October 2014

Kevin Williamson turns over a pretty big rock.

Contrary to all of the sanctimony surrounding them, the government schools are in fact the single most destructive institution in American public life, and they are the bedrock of the Left’s power, providing billions of dollars in campaign contributions and millions of man-hours for Democratic campaigns. But they do more than that: They are the real-life version of those nightmarish incubator pods from The Matrix, and home-schooling is a red pill. We entrust our children to the state for twelve or thirteen years, during which time they are subjected to a daily regimen that is, like the school buildings themselves, more than a little reminiscent of the penitentiary: “bells and cells,” as one of my teachers used to call it. They are instructed in obedience and compliance, as though the most important skill in life were the ability to sit quietly and follow instructions; those children who are more energetic than the authorities care for are given psychiatric diagnoses and very often put on psychiatric drugs: Since the 1980s, the rate of antidepressant prescription for children has increased five-fold, while the rate of antipsychotic prescription has increased six-fold. Locking children up for the largest part of the day, in a dreary room with 20 to 30 other children all born within nine or ten months of each other, is a model that make sense — that is something other than insane — only if you think of children as batches — if you believe, as our president and those who share his views believe, that the children are the government schools’ product rather than their customers.

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Fewer Men Are Working, and Marriage Is Dying

7th October 2014

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In a marriage based society, getting sexual access to the most attractive women requires men to work hard to signal provider status.  After the wedding, men feel the responsibility which comes with the position of head of the household.   Both of these are extremely powerful incentives for men to work hard and maximize their earnings.  However, we have moved from a marriage based/incentive structure for men to a quota/coercion based society.  As a result, we are seeing a shift in men’s attitudes about work.

Pretty soon only homosexuals will bother getting married.

Freeberg connects the dots:

Progressives have done the same thing with fatherhood that they’ve done with charity: Taken the spirit out of it, made it into a system of obligatory payments to some agent that may or may not have the trust of the person making the payments; but, they’re obligatory so what does it matter.

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Thought for the Day

7th October 2014

But as I was sitting there listening to them, I realized that there were certain things that no one would dare to say out loud in front of that group. Everyone in the room was white, so as a thought experiment, I imagined myself saying in a conversational manner, “You know, I really prefer the company of white people.” Fortunately, I never act on such foolish impulses. If I had, I almost certainly would have been asked to leave.

Yet a black person who an expressed a preference for his own race would not have been sanctioned. His statement wouldn’t even draw much attention. It’s racist for a white person to prefer white people, but not for blacks to feel the same about their own race. There’s no symmetry to the rules.

When the full nature of these rules is teased out and exposed to the light of day, the irrational absurdity of the whole business is plain for all to see. It must remain a Thing That Cannot Be Said, because saying it brings the reigning cultural paradigm to full consciousness, where everyone can realize just how stupid and harmful it is.

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Welcome to Mexifornia

6th October 2014

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A Saturday morning debate between Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) and his Democratic challenger, Amanda Renteria, was hosted in Spanish, the Fresno Bee reports.

The debate, hosted by Univision Fresno at Fresno State in Bakersfield, Calif., the Fresno Bee wrote, was “conducted entirely in Spanish.”

Be careful not to step in the diversity.

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Pennsylvania Seniors Express ‘Shock’ Over Premium Jumps Due to Obamacare

5th October 2014

Read it.

Remember that next time elections roll around, people. This isn’t rocket science.

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The Case for Delayed Adulthood

5th October 2014

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ONE of the most notable demographic trends of the last two decades has been the delayed entry of young people into adulthood. According to a large-scale national study conducted since the late 1970s, it has taken longer for each successive generation to finish school, establish financial independence, marry and have children. Today’s 25-year-olds, compared with their parents’ generation at the same age, are twice as likely to still be students, only half as likely to be married and 50 percent more likely to be receiving financial assistance from their parents.

A Voice of the Crust argues, as you would expect, that the prolonged immaturity that modern culture fosters (conveniently feeding as many people as possibly into dependency) is actually a good things. Any resemblance to the introductory sequences of The Hunger Games is purely coincidental, of course.

This is too pessimistic. Prolonged adolescence, in the right circumstances, is actually a good thing, for it fosters novelty-seeking and the acquisition of new skills.

For ‘novelty-seeking’, read ‘circuses’. For ‘new skills’, read ‘the constant search for something, anything, that will allow us to get a job’. The problem with the ‘new skills’ mirage is that success in life depends on some very old skills indeed, skills that today’s prolonged adolescents aren’t getting.

Studies reveal adolescence to be a period of heightened “plasticity” during which the brain is highly influenced by experience. As a result, adolescence is both a time of opportunity and vulnerability, a time when much is learned, especially about the social world, but when exposure to stressful events can be particularly devastating. As we leave adolescence, a series of neurochemical changes make the brain increasingly less plastic and less sensitive to environmental influences. Once we reach adulthood, existing brain circuits can be tweaked, but they can’t be overhauled.

So the Clerisy want to keep young people as plastic as possible for as long as possible, in the hopes of producing the New Soviet Man, or at least a sufficiently reasonable facsimile that will support, rather than challenge, the Crust.

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Scotland: The Hole in the Lifeboat

5th October 2014

John Derbyshire, Patron Saint of Dyspepsia, does what he does best.

A mere lifetime ago George Orwell could write of England having “a culture as individual as that of Spain.” Today’s England—and the rest of the British Isles is very little better—has a culture about as individual as that of an airport departure lounge.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

5th October 2014

Everyday Is a Winding Road

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Tobacco Plant May Be Key to Ebola Drugs

4th October 2014

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You will note that there were no cases of Ebola before the anti-smoking bigots took over the Clerisy. Coincidence? I think not.

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