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Why A Six-Figure Salary No Longer Means You’re Rich

21st August 2014

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With the median household income stuck at around $53,093 in 2014, an annual salary of nearly twice that still seems like more than enough money to succeed and thrive in any economy, no matter the circumstances. However, a convergence of factors have fundamentally changed what it means to rake in a “six-figure salary” in America, and many families who look rich on paper are merely struggling to get ahead along with everyone else.

Sad but true. I like the fact that they cite inflation as the first reason why six figures no longer means much.

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College Leaders Turn on Each Other as Higher Ed Implodes

21st August 2014

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As higher education faces a crisis of epic proportions, a group of respected campus leaders from across the nation have called on their peers to proactively address the many issues plaguing universities today, saying in a detailed report that “the failure of higher education governance” has helped create the current debacle.

Problems cited in the report include: a lack of a return-on-investment with college degrees; a tenure system that “adds to cost and compromises quality”; political correctness run amok, “undermining the free exchange of ideas”; never-ending collegiate athletic scandals and binge drinking woes; studies that find grads do not leave college prepared for the real world; curriculum requirements that leave students with a “lack a fundamental understanding of their history and heritage”; tuitions that continue to soar far above inflation; and student debt that today tops $1 trillion.

Pardon me while I snicker.

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How Your Boss Will Run Your Life in a Few Years

21st August 2014

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Consulting firm PwC recently published its outlook for work in 2022, based on interviews with 500 human resources experts and 10,000 others in the United States and several other countries. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that big companies could end up so powerful and influential they morph into “ministates” that fill the void when government is unable to provide essential services. Companies will also use sensors and other gizmos to monitor employees around the clock. And workers will mostly acquiesce to this digital leash, in exchange for job security, decent pay and important benefits.

Unspoken is the elephant in the room, that none of this would be possible without the active participation of the government.

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‘Knockout Game’ Attacker Assaults Three Within 15 Minutes

20th August 2014

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New Jersey Police are on the look-out for a man who allegedly committed three separate “knockout game” punches within a 15-minute time frame. The victims sustained bruised jaws and bloody faces. The assailant was described by police as a six-foot or taller black man with an athletic build wearing a Brooklyn Nets hat.

So where are the riots? Where’s Al Sharpton? Where’s Jesse Jackson? Bueller? Bueller?

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China Secretly Conducts Second Flight Test Of New Ultra High-Speed Missile

19th August 2014

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It’s still a bad world out there.

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WSJ’s Jason Riley: Black Men Are Afraid of Being Shot by Other Black Men, Not by Cops

19th August 2014

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We don’t have all the evidence and I’m hesitant to try and litigate this in the press, but there’s also this false narrative being pushed out there by folks like Michael Eric Dyson and [Al] Sharpton and the rest of the hustlers is that black men live in fear of being shot by cops in these neighborhoods. That too is nonsense. I know something about growing up black and male in the inner city and it’s not that hard to avoid getting shot by a cop. They pull you over, you answer their questions, you are on your way. 

The real difficulty is not getting shot by other black people if you are a young black man in these neighborhoods and again that is something we need to talk more about. Cops are not the problem. Cops are not producing these black bodies in the morgues every weekend in Chicago, in New York and Detroit and so forth. That’s not cops. Those other black people shooting black people.

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Britain’s Shrinking Houses

19th August 2014

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Ever since the British parliament passed the Town & Country Planning Act in 1947, housing in that nation has gotten less and less affordable. As a result, the average size of new homes today is only 925 square feet, down 44 percent from the average size in 1920. Meanwhile, the average size of new home in the United States in 2013 was 2,598 square feet, up 56 percent from 1,660 square feet forty years before.

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You Don’t Know What Happened to Michael Brown, So Stop Pretending That You Do

18th August 2014

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This isn’t about Michael Brown anymore. It never was, really. It’s about a narrative — a story — and Michael Brown is useful so long as he serves it.

Does anyone think the protestors will go home and apologize if the officer is vindicated by the evidence? Will MSNBC retract every reckless conjecture and misleading statement? Will Al Sharpton shout “my bad,” and head home, never again to descend like a despicable vulture whenever news cameras and racial tensions meet? Will the looters return their stolen merchandise? Will the Twitter prognosticators tweet out their mea culpas? Will social media be flooded with humbled and humiliated concessions?

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As Ferguson Burns, Media Ignore 7 African-Americans Killed in Chicago, 29 Wounded

18th August 2014

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Think Eric Holder will be showing up in Chicago any time soon? Only to touch base with old chum Ram Emmanuel.

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Thoughts on the Ritual Now Taking Place in Ferguson, Missouri

18th August 2014

John Hinderaker is not afraid to ask the hard questions.

Eight days ago, a Ferguson, Missouri police officer named Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, a young but very large (6? 4?, 300 pounds) African-American, under circumstances that remain murky. Since then, a ritual with which we have become tiresomely familiar has unfolded: demonstrations that turned into riots, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson–still!–descending on the scene, pleas for peace, intervention of federal authorities, calls for reappraisal of American race relations. Followed by more riots and looting.

We have been here before, too many times. But why? What is so special, so symbolic, about the death of Michael Brown? In the month before the Brown case exploded on the nation’s front pages, 40 people were murdered in Chicago, a large majority of them black. This led to no demonstrations or riots, no news coverage outside Chicago, no appearances by Sharpton and Jackson. So what made the death of Michael Brown so newsworthy?

Two factors: first, Brown was killed by a white man; second, the white man was a police officer. But here we come to a fork in the road. Was this particular death noteworthy because it was typical of so many others, or because it was so rare? Evidently the latter. Last time I checked the numbers, there were about 15 times as many instances where blacks murdered whites as where whites murdered blacks. Why do we never have riots over the murder of a white person by a black man? Such events happen, relatively speaking, all the time.

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In a Stew Over Inversions

17th August 2014

George Will speaks for common sense.

Progressives say corporations using inversions are unpatriotic, which is amusing. When the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision stipulated that Americans do not forfeit their First Amendment right to political advocacy when they act together through corporations (including, and especially, incorporated nonprofit advocacy groups), progressives ridiculed the idea that corporations should be treated as people. Now, progressives charge that corporations resorting to inversion are not behaving like patriotic people.

Hypocrisy is the sine qua non talent for Democrats.

A publicly held corporation’s responsibility is to its shareholders; its fiduciary duty is to maximize the value of their holdings. If businesses supposedly have other responsibilities, who decides what they are? Presumably politicians such as Sen. Dick Durbin, the Illinois Democrat, who must have learned economics from the nursery story “Rumpelstiltskin.”

A truth that politicians feel free to ignore.

This is the progressive premise in action: Because government provides infrastructure (roads, etc.) affecting everyone, and because government-dispensed money flows everywhere, everything is beholden to the government, and more or less belongs to the government, and should be subordinated to its preferences, which always are for more control of the nation’s wealth. Walgreens retreated, costing its shareholders, employees and customers billions.

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Feminism as Rationalization

17th August 2014

The Other McCain looks deep into some pretty ugly places.

One thing you notice if you pay close attention to the autobiographical details that feminists let slip as they’re telling their narratives (because “the personal is political,” y’know, and feminism enthrones extreme subjectivity as “the authority of experience”) is that many of these women have psychological damage they channel into political belief because they can’t come to grips with it any other way.

Her misfortunes can never be chalked up to mere bad luck, nor can the source of her hurt feelings be accepted as “the way of the world.” Still less can any feminist look at her problems and ask to what extent she is responsible for her own failures and unhappiness. Instead, her ideology offers her ready-made rationalization that seem to explain her problems: Whatever is wrong with her life, somehow it can be blamed on men and the patriarchal system of male domination. In any other context, we recognize this as blame-shifting and scapegoating, but when women explain their personal miseries by yelping that they are victims of oppression by the patriarchy, we dignify their rationalization by calling it a political philosophy.

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Ferguson Is a Story of the Section 8 Era

17th August 2014

Steve Sailer looks at some history.

In the optimistic days after WWII, big cities built giant urban housing projects to accommodate the poor. For example, Pruitt-Igoe in St. Louis was designed by Yamasaki, architect of the World Trade Center, on the most advanced principles of modernism. Obviously, taking poor blacks out of their lead paint-encrusted tenements and raising them in advanced Bauhaus designs would prove the bigots wrong.

Yeah, that worked great, didn’t it?

Poor blacks are the biggest Hot Potato in modern America. Liberal white urbanites realize today that their ancestors made a terrible mistake in the Postwar era by ceding much of the most valuable urban land in America to poor blacks. So they are offloading poor blacks on the less powerful, such as residents of second rate suburbs and of undistinguished small towns. But for this process, in which trillions of dollars of real estate values are at stake, to proceed smoothly without complaints from the less well connected about what is coming their way, it’s important to Control Discourse, to periodically demonize various minor league white people for engaging in pattern recognition.

If you think intelligently, while everybody else had had crimestop pounded into their heads so all thought shuts down when the topic of race comes up, you can make a lot of money in real estate.

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Michigan District Forced to Hire Translators, Teachers for Arab Students

16th August 2014

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The Department of Justice compelled a Dearborn, Michigan, high school district to hire more translators and teachers to accommodate Arab students who are not proficient in English.

According to USA Today, the “31-page agreement with the Department of Justice” calls for the Crestwood School District, which is in an area with “a growing Arab-American population,” to “‘take appropriate action to overcome language barriers that impede equal and meaningful participation by’ students with limited English skills.” USA Today noted that the agreement “doesn’t specify Arabic, but given that the agreement centered around complaints from Arab-Americans, it will probably include that.”

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reportedly “ruled that the Crestwood district had violated federal civil rights laws” last year. The settlement, which was reportedly released in English and Arabic, “requires the district to provide school documents in both English and foreign languages such as Arabic and to promote a more diverse staff” and that all “teachers must be rated on how effectively they administer” various diversity programs.

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The Great Chinese Exodus

16th August 2014

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A recent report showed that 64% of China’s rich are either migrating overseas or have plans to leave the country. Political scientist James To, who has written a book on the subject, tells the WSJ’s Deborah Kan how the Chinese government is using propaganda campaigns abroad to ensure loyalty from overseas Chinese.

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Spare the Job, Wreck the Child

15th August 2014

Gavin McInnes blows the whistle.

Today’s youth are sitting on the couch in the basement because they can’t find work in their field. “Gender and Film” is a degree that cost them $60k to get but nobody cares if Star Wars is sexist. They avoid blue-collar work because their parents always hired illegals for those tasks and it instilled within them a kind of 18th-century classism. Menial labor isn’t beneath anyone. It builds character, gets you in shape, and makes you a successful entrepreneur.

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Michelle Nunn ‘Partnered With Lobbyists’ in Land Deal

14th August 2014

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Nunn has been decrying lobbyists and their influence on the campaign trail despite securing a multi-million dollar deal and taking $120,000 from lobbyists this cycle.

Democrats: It’s all about the money.

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Criticism as Obama, Clintons Party While Ferguson Erupts in Riots

14th August 2014

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Hey, you voted for them, we didn’t. How’s that Hope & Change workin’ out for ya?

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How Many Americans Grasp Mexican Ideologies?

14th August 2014

Steve Sailer shows us the man behind the curtain.

Mexico in the 20th Century was a good example of corporatism under the PRI or Institutionalized Revolutionary Party that emerged over the course of the 1920s when the caudillos got tired of getting shot by each other and announced rules under which every organized power group in society would get a payout if they just waited their turn. Mexico had kind of a left-of-center non-charismatic fascism.

This discussion of corporatism reminds me of something I’ve never seen mentioned: here in America we are supposed to be becoming more multicultural and not so ethnocentric, more sensitive to the diversity of cultural traditions that the changing face of America brings to the national conversation, etc etc. There are now 35 million people of Mexican background in the United States. But how often do you read in the press a discussion of the political ideologies that Mexicans bring with them from Mexico?

Not very often. I read a lot in the media about political ideologies in Israel and Britain, and there’s some coverage of France, but even French ideological concepts, despite their immense fame, are hard for Americans to grapple with. Mexico elicits very little interest, despite being a country of 120 million with a 1,950 mile border with the U.S.

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It’s Not Easy Being White!

14th August 2014

Steve Sailer continues his chronicle of those attempting to pass as non-white.

Of course, not everyone is race-obsessed:

“Then there are people who don’t want to rock the boat, who are like, ‘I’m fine; I consider myself American,’” he said.

That attitude is unacceptable. It risks depriving one’s fellow MENAs of the cash benefits that come from being non-white. When Benjamins are at stake, it is no time to be noble.

One thing about MENA: the Middle East includes Jews and Iranians, two of the highest-income ethnic groups in the U.S. Does that matter? Perhaps not. Victimhood isn’t what it used to be. Why shouldn’t the most prosperous among us get their slice of government preferment? I am still waiting for us Norwegian-Americans to get a little special consideration.

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Organ Harvesting New Form of Execution in China

13th August 2014

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That way they don’t have to worry about not being able to buy the proper drugs.

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Heeding the Wisdom of Iraq’s First King

13th August 2014

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Electoral democracy shorn of constructive leadership in an environment of degraded institutions and appalling ethical standards is a recipe for unaccountable government, unimaginable levels of corruption and the exacerbation of conflict and divisions.

Iraq? Sounds like the Obamanation to me.

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Al Sharpton Heads to St. Louis Following Riots

12th August 2014

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No doubt Jesse Jackson is already there.

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Democrats Hit for Paying Minority Staffers Less Than Whites

12th August 2014

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An embarrassing study shows that Democrat political candidates pay their minority campaign staffers less than they pay their white staffers.

The study finds that minority Democrat campaign staffers routinely get paid less than their white counterparts. Further, fewer minorities than whites are even hired in the first place, and the minorities that are hired feel they are pigeonholed as “minority outreach” operatives instead of normal members of the campaign.

One of the benchmarks of ‘progressive’ success in undermining education in this country is the degree to which they have managed to stuff down the Memory Hole the fact that the Democrats were the party of Jim Crow and segregation. Apparently, despite the willingness of black people to be bought off with government giveaways, it still lingers.

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The War Obama Didn’t End

12th August 2014

Rich Lowry shows the man behind the curtain.

“You know I say what I mean and I mean what I say,” he told crowds during his re-election campaign. “I said I’d end the war in Iraq. I ended it.”

Anyone can end a war by surrendering. The fact that you declare victory and go home doesn’t mean that you won, despite ‘progressive’ attempts to alter the nature of reality by loudly exclaiming ‘LALALALALALALALALA’ and putting their hands over their ears.

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5 Race Riots in Obama’s Post-Racial America

12th August 2014

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Riots and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer represent just the latest spate of race-based mass violence to break out in President Obama’s post-racial America. When Obama was elected in 2008, many Americans hoped that racial conflict in the country would calm. Instead, precisely the reverse seems to have occurred.

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

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Protest Over Black Missouri Teenager’s Shooting by Police Turns to Looting, Vandalism

11th August 2014

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Afterward, some people looted a convenience store. Several other stores along a main road near the shooting scene were broken into and looted, including a check-cashing store, a boutique and a small grocery store.

People were seen carrying bags of food and toilet paper. TV footage showed streams of people walking out of a liquor store carrying bottles of alcohol, and in some cases protesters were standing atop police cars or taunting officers who stood stoic, often in riot gear.

Other witnesses reported seeing people vandalize police cars and kick in windows. Television footage showed windows busted out of a TV station van.

Well, isn’t that what you do after a candlelight vigil for a teen shot by police?

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The Infinite Brat

10th August 2014

John C. Wright blows the whistle.

One drawback is that perpetual victims give up on attempting to be virtuous and hardworking. The only thing they are taught to think and to do to get ahead in life is roll in the mud shrieking and whining for attention, kicking their legs in the air, and threatening violence they are rarely in a position to carry out. They are not just brats, but brats without boundary, reason, pause, or cease. They are infinite brats, because the whole of the endless universe is so very unfair to them.

The Infinite Brats are eternal losers. They do not want to be winners, because all winners are cheaters, so they adopt the behaviors which make them losers.

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In the Future We’ll All Be Renters: America’s Disappearing Middle Class

10th August 2014

Joel Kotkin sounds the alarm.

In ways not seen since the Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century, America is becoming a nation of increasingly sharply divided classes. Joel Kotkin’s The New Class Conflict breaks down these new divisions for the first time, focusing on the ascendency of two classes: the tech Oligarchy, based in Silicon Valley; and the Clerisy, which includes much of the nation’s policy, media, and academic elites.

Both of which constitute key components of the Crust.

Perhaps nothing reflects the descent of the yeomanry than the fading role of the ten million small businesses with under 20 employees, which currently employ upwards of forty million Americans. Long a key source of new jobs, small business start-ups have declined as a portion of all business growth from 50 percent in the early 1980s to 35% in 2010. Indeed, a 2014 Brookings report, revealed that small business “dynamism”,  measured by the growth of new firms compared with the closing of older ones, has declined significantly over the past decade, with more firms closing than starting for the first time in a quarter century.

Gradually being crushed out of existence by government regulations and bureaucracies that are much more comfortable dealing with the Fortune 500.

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White Teacher Wins $350,000 in Bias Lawsuit Against Maryland School

10th August 2014

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Yet another news story you won’t see in the Lamestream Media.

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Teachers Union Prez Delivers Fiery, Threatening Rant Against Common Core Opponents

9th August 2014

Read it. And watch the video, if you have a strong stomach.

“If someone takes something from me, I’m going to grab it right back out of their cold, twisted, sick hands and say it is mine!” Mulgrew shouted. “You do not take what is mine!”

“And I’m going to punch you in the face and push you in the dirt because this is the teachers!” he continued. “These are our tools, and you sick people need to deal with us and the children we teach. Thank you very much!”

Uh, I wouldn’t want this moron anywhere near any children of mine, thank you very much.

Send your kid to a government school,
And he will turn out a fool;
That’s the way
Things are today —
Your tax bucks at work and play!

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Thought for the Day

9th August 2014

Steyn on Obama copy

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Liberalism on the Rocks

9th August 2014

Fred Siegel reviews a couple of recent books.

Fawcett writes that “the permanence of conflict in a society, distrust of power, faith in human progress and respect for people whatever they think and whoever they are” constitute the underlying tenets of liberalism. But each of these is problematic. In de facto one-party “blue” states, like New York and California, issues such as the imminent danger of climate change are deemed “settled” by leading liberals. Rather than distrusting power, Obama liberals, assuming they have a permanent lock on the presidency, have been happy to expand their power through a neo-imperial presidency and a Senate shorn of the rules that curbed majority abuses. The discovery of vast new sources of natural gas, which liberals once might have seen as progress, is denounced by today’s “progressives,” who decry carbon-based energy. They’re willing to block energy exploration, even at the cost of increasing poverty. Finally, public figures holding traditional views on, say, gay marriage have been excoriated and their companies threatened with boycotts. So much for respecting people, “whatever they think.” Fawcett misses all this because he tunes out liberalism’s intolerant tendencies, which first took hold on campuses and are now spreading to the broader culture.

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Rubin explains that “It is a privileged class that gives the current left its mission—not the proletariat or downtrodden but elements of the intelligentsia and cultural elite which views itself as the proper ruling class.” He’s right, but I would add that plutocrats such as Steyer, Soros, and the Rockefellers have formed a top-bottom political alliance with entities like the Service Workers International Union, which organizes janitors, fast-food workers, and, through what was once known as Acorn, the unemployed. This alliance is central to the Obama administration’s goal of making low-wage workers and the poor comfortable in their relative poverty.

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President Humpty Dumpty

8th August 2014

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Anyone who believes the talk about how Barack Obama is already a lame-duck president, detached and irrelevant, is deluding himself. President Obama has accomplished more or less what he set out to accomplish. He has made himself the most consequential and transformative president since Lyndon Johnson. His foreign policy has been more systematically destructive of the world order and American power than LBJ’s Vietnam War. His wrong-headed domestic policy has proved more catastrophic and intentionally hard to correct than Johnson’s madcap War on Poverty, whose consequences still bedevil our society.

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Minnesota Cafe Charges “Minimum Wage Fee,” Liberals Outraged

8th August 2014

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This is currently the most-read story on the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s web site: “Stillwater cafe faces heat for adding ‘minimum wage fee’ to tab.” Minnesota’s Democratic legislature recently voted to raise the state’s minimum wage to $8 an hour, 75 cents more than the federal level. Naturally, that increase is leading to higher prices….

What is unique about the Oasis is that the cafe wants its patrons to know where the higher prices are coming from….

“We believe that the industry is overreacting,” Wade Luneburg of the MN State Council of UNITE HERE Unions told the Star Tribune this week. “Putting [minimum wage] fees on tickets and passing the cost on to consumers directly is strange at best, and creates an ‘us against them’ mentality while ordering dinner.”

Uh, guys, businesses don’t pay taxes; their customers pay taxes. This business is just refusing to pull the wool over the expense to the customer that is caused by pursuing your political agenda. Honesty is always the  chief enemy of ‘progressives’.

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Crack-Smoking Democrat Refuses to Pay Parking Tickets

7th August 2014

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Hey, parking tickets are for the Little People.

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Dartmouth Student to ‘Drop Out’ Unless She Can Carry Gun to Fend Off Stalker

7th August 2014

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A Dartmouth student who has been the victim of stalking says she will “drop out” of the Ivy League school if they won’t allow her to carry a gun for self-defense.

20-year old Taylor Woolrich claims 67-year old Richard Bennett has “been stalking her since she was 16.”

According to the Daily Mail, Bennett is currently in jail in California–where Woolrich is from–”on charges of violating a restraining order filed by Woolrich.” Police say he had a “rape kit” in his car when apprehended. The kit included “a flashlight, gloves, binoculars, and a rope tied in a noose.”

Woolrich says she checks “the inmate lookup online” every morning to see if he’s been released.

“I feel safe for now,” she said, “but the day he gets out is the day I have to leave Dartmouth.”

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Pew Report: 75% of Illegals From Mexico Repeat Offenders; 97% Teenagers

4th August 2014

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Yeah, we really need more of that.

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The Assortative Atomization of America

3rd August 2014

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Class divisions have sharpened as this sorting machine puts educated Whites who vote Democrat and have more pets than television sets—the upper-middle class, Brahmins par excellence—in homogeneous communities sheltered both from the underclass and from the tens of millions of working- and middle-class men and women who do not share their mores (or, frequently, their level of comfort).

There are plenty of shallower, quicker-gone ones, however. The loose social networks of the atomized environment allow for nameless groups to cluster around shared interests and inside jokes. Subcultures abound, some of them multigenerational, and there are some thedes which are implicitly White and non-Brahmin, though this can rarely be codified, for obvious reasons. By voting Republican and going to the local evangelical church, you can, at the very least, signal your middle-class status (add in talk radio and a pack-a-day habit for solid high-prole). Some organizations are even more reliably White and non-Brahmin: Future Farmers of America, for example. If you did well in FFA in high school, of course, you’re about two-thirds less likely to be accepted by an elite college. Here we see the importance of the sorting machine.

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The Age of Mafia Government

3rd August 2014

Joy Pullman connects the dots.

Chicago is a home base of the American mafia, and it seems to have sent a satellite office to run the country from Washington, DC. In major respects, our government has morphed from a guard of our natural liberties into a hierarchical system of cronies that dispenses limited freedoms only in exchange for following its tight-fisted rules.

Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, has called where we’re headed feudalism. That’s a system of patronage in which the amount of leverage you have depends on your wealth and Rolodex. Another way to look at our country’s situation is by comparing how the Obama administration and its progressive allies operate to the global and American mafia.

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Daniel Halper Explains How the Clintons Are Like the Mafia

2nd August 2014

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Without the style, of course.

Host Joe Scarborough joked about his disappointment that, although he had invited liberal columnist Joe Conason on to spar with Halper, Halper won Conason over in the green room with his mafia theory.

Conason confirmed he had found the same dynamic in his own reporting on the Clintons: “I was interviewing somebody for my book, somebody who was the chief of staff for President Clinton and the Foundation, and at some point I said to her, ‘What was it like when you said good-bye to him?’ And she looked at me like I was an idiot. She said, ‘Joe, don’t you know that with them, there is no good-bye?’”

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Smart Women Don’t Have Babies

1st August 2014

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OK, the headline is a bit exaggerated, but research being published by London School of Economics political scientist Satoshi Kanazawa in the November 2014 issue of Social Science Research finds in general that the higher a woman’s IQ, the lower is her fertility.

Well, no wonder the world is full of dumb people.

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Senate Committee Report Details Environmentalists’ Inner Workings

1st August 2014

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Over the past fifty years, America’s environmental movement has grown from college kids adorning flowers to a billion dollar industry. With huge budgets to employ lobbyists, lawyers, and public relations professionals, many of America’s leading environmental non-profits are unrecognizable from their modest beginnings. What may seem like an organic, disparate movement is actually a well oiled machine that receives its funding from a handful of super rich liberal donors operating behind the anonymity of foundations and charities, according to a new report out today by the Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW).

The EPW report titled The Chain of Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPAmeticulously details how the “Billionaires’ Club” funds nearly all of the major environmental non-government organizations (NGO), many media outlets, and supposed grassroots activists. The Billionaire Report continues by describing the cozy relationship many environmental groups have with the executive branch and the revolving door that makes this possible.

Ahem: Told you so.

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Ethanol: The Scam of the Century

1st August 2014

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The problem with many environmentalists is that they have ulterior motives. And those motives often are not protecting or enhancing the environment but rather some other nefarious motive, often as not the collection of political power. No better example is found of this phenomenon than the ethanol boondoggle that has been imposed on the American consumers by the environ-nazis.

Ethanol does not significantly improve the environment. It is, in fact, a detriment to the environment when all things are factored in. But it does drive up the cost of virtually everything to American consumers. However, it also feeds the political agenda of politicians who have learned to scam advantages from it.

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Report Reveals ‘Disturbing Trend’ of Brazen Attacks Against Border Security by Gangs, Drug and Human Traffickers

31st July 2014

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A game warden hit in the head with a rock while trying to seize a raft. Police officers wounded in an hours-long standoff with a gang member wanted for murder. Criminals spewing obscenities and death threats at local cops before asking for – and receiving – medical treatment.

And that was just last week.

A weekly report distributed by a Texas state agency to senior law enforcement officials paints a grim picture of the Mexican border, where authorities regularly confront illegal immigrant gang members and draw automatic gunfire from across the Rio Grande, and where local, state and federal authorities fight a never-ending battle against drug smugglers.

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The ‘Billionaire’s Club’ Behind the Green Movement

30th July 2014

Read it.

When billionaires get into something, it’s because there’s money in it. That, you can depend on. Somehow, some way, they will gain an advantage by it.

Think about that next time you hear Warren Buffet or Bill Gates calling for the government to increase their taxes.

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Will NLRB Ruling on McDonald’s Franchises Speed Up Low-Wage Job Automation?

30th July 2014

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Hint: Yes. The more expensive the government makes it to hire actual people, the more we approach the point where it will be cost effective to use robots instead.

Markets work, even when you don’t want them to. Statists keep forgetting that they’re shooting at a moving target.

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Where Ukraine’s Separatists Get Their Weapons

29th July 2014

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Where do you think?

On the last day of May, a surface-to-air rocket was signed out of a military base near Moscow where it had been stored for more than 20 years.

According to the ornate Cyrillic handwriting in the weapon’s Russian Defence Ministry logbook, seen by Reuters, the portable rocket, for use with an Igla rocket launcher, was destined for a base in Rostov, some 50 km (31 miles) from the Ukrainian border. In that area, say U.S. officials, lies a camp for training Ukrainian separatist fighters.

Three weeks later the rocket and its logbook turned up in eastern Ukraine, where government troops seized them from pro-Russian separatists.

The logbook, which is more than 20 pages long, records that rocket 03181 entered service on May 21, 1993, and had regular tests as recently as 2005 to make sure it was in fighting form. The seal of the Russian Defence Ministry has been stamped over the signature sending the weapon to Rostov.

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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

29th July 2014

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His old race-pimp extortion targets must be all tapped out.

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World War T as Diversity Trump Card for the Powerful

29th July 2014

Steve Sailer connects the dots.

One factor in the rapid triumph of World War T is the opportunity it gives some powerful men to rack up massive Diversity Points by publicizing their friendships with trans “women.” For a male politician, friendship with a trans “woman” comes with about 100X times the Pokemon Points of a normal woman; and, even better, the trans don’t chatter on and on about boring girl stuff like real women do.

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