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Archive for February, 2017

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

22nd February 2017

Tyler Cowen, a Real Economist, looks at leaks.

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

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

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Undocumented Irrigation

22nd February 2017

Steve Sailer looks at water.

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

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

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Sweden: From ABBA to Allah

22nd February 2017

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

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

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America Is Afflicted With a Deleterious Disease: Loneliness

22nd February 2017

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

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

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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

21st February 2017

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

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Socialist Diet

21st February 2017

Venezuela: 75% of population lost 19 pounds amid crisis

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

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

Apparently socialism cures obesity. Who knew?

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Richard lll Book of Hours Now Online

21st February 2017

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

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

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

21st February 2017

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

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

21st February 2017

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

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

Police responded with gun fire to quell the unidentified rioters.

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Remembering Calvin Coolidge’s Record on Civil Rights

21st February 2017

Walter Olson reminds us.

 

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

21st February 2017

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

Crap government schools for thee but not for me.

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‘Sanctuary Restaurants’

21st February 2017

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I am not making this up.

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

Matt Philbin comments:

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

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

21st February 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21st February 2017

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

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

20th February 2017

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

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Trump’s New NSA Once Wrote a Book Lambasting LBJ

20th February 2017

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

I have that book. I like him already.

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

20th February 2017

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

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

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

20th February 2017

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

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

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

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

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The Cost Of Lab-Grown Hamburgers Has Fallen 3 Million Percent

20th February 2017

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Making enough artificial beef in a lab for a burger cost $325,000 as recently as 2013, but further development of the process has cut the price to just $11.36.

An amount now less than the Democrat-favored minimum wage.

Coincidence? I think not….

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Virginia’s 2017 Governor’s Race Will Make Trump-Clinton Look Dull

20th February 2017

Barton Hinkle has a way with words.

We’ll be able to thank both Republicans and Democrats for that, but at the moment the GOP has the first claim on the public’s gratitude. This is owing in no small measure to Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William Board of Supervisors and immigrant-basher extraordinaire. Stewart is the kind of guy who responds to Donald Trump’s most outlandish behavior with: “Not bad. Now hold my beer and watch this.”

Across the aisle the Democrats are having a whale of a good time, too. Just as in last year’s presidential election, they expected their heir apparent to the nomination—in this case, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam—to cruise to the coronation by unanimous consent. Then Tom Perriello threw a wrench into the works. Or upset the apple cart, or whatever it is people do these days. (Note to self: Find Hipster, request advice regarding correct idiom.)

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Are Liberal Boycotts Of Trump Family Products Backfiring?

20th February 2017

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This weekend, the Daily Dealer wrote about Ivanka Trump’s perfume line, which has skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller list of all beauty products. People rushed to buy the product to support Ms. Trump, even as left-wing activists called on Americans to boycott Amazon. In other words, at least in that case, the so-called Grab Your Wallet campaign backfired.

Now, it’s happened again. The boycotters have called on customers to protest Wegmans, a popular grocery store, for selling wines from Trump Winery. People didn’t listen. According to the Washington Post, the boycott “backfires spectacularly.” Even as the hashtag #StopTrumpWine popped up on Twitter, Wegmans keeps selling out of the offering. In fact, all but one Wegmans in the entire state of Virginia is sold out.

Boycotts only work when all the power is on one side. The Internet sees censorship as damage and routes around it.

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Canadians Turning Against Trudeau’s Open-Door Refugee Policy

20th February 2017

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Welcome to our world, eh.

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‘PESD’ Is PTSD for Dems Who Can’t Stop Crying Over the Election

20th February 2017

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Democrats continue to experience a near-crippling depression since President Donald Trump took office, forcing mental health professionals to name the problem post-election stress disorder, according to a Monday report from CNN.

No doubt there will soon be government programs to help such people.

The news coming from the White House on a daily basis is so disconcerting to those who oppose Trump that they are experiencing classical signs of depression, and moving off of Facebook and other social media sites.

That’s a feature, not a bug.

A New York City-based online therapist location service reported that traffic tripled in the days since the election, and demand continues to grow, fueled largely by gay, lesbian and minority clients.

“In my 28 years in practice, I’ve never seen anything like this level of stress,” said Nancy Molitor, a psychologist in the Chicago suburbs reported. “What we’re seeing now after the inauguration is a huge uptick in anxiety.”

Disconnection from reality will do that, when reality comes crashing down on you.

Liberals are so depressed and angry over Trump’s election, that they are taking it out on family and friends that supported the president during the election.

I hate to mention it, but they always did — it’s just that they’re losing this time.

When even the grief counselors need grief counselors, what’s a (helicopter) mother to do?

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College Writing Center Declares American Grammar a ‘Racist,’ ‘Unjust Language Structure’

20th February 2017

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The poster, written by the director, staff, and tutors of the University of Washington, Tacoma’s Writing Center, states “racism is the normal condition of things,” declaring that it permeates rules, systems, expectations, in courses, school and society.

Nowadays that’s certainly true, although it’s anti-white racism, which is (I suspect) not what they mean.

The Tacoma Writing Center’s prioritization of social justice over grammar resembles previous concerted efforts to legitimize incorrect speech, such as Ebonics, “inventive spelling,” and “whole language.”

The proglodytes have a vested interest in normalizing deviance, expressed here in language, in order to boost the self-esteem of their political Underclass base.

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Sense and Sensitivity

20th February 2017

David Freer fisks the advent of ‘sensitivity readers’ at publishers.

Let’s be real: most of the vocal angry perpetually ‘triggered’ and ‘micro-aggressed’ are impossible not to ‘offend’: ergo the bribe, to get them to go away – which means the next ten will arrive the next shakedown, before the words are cold. Secondly: in real demographic terms most of the perpetually offended make up a tiny proportion of the population, and in many cases an even smaller proportion of target readership. My wilderness survival novel is of no likely interest to urban Wiccan vegans. If I mention them in an insensitive way, most of the target audience wouldn’t give a shit. In fact they might like the book more. That’s reality, not PC.

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Thought for the Day

20th February 2017

Democrats Then and Now

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Why Facebook Profiles are Replacing Credit Scores

20th February 2017

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There’s a scary thought.

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Covering Trump: A Disaster a Day, Inflated as Necessary

19th February 2017

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Nothing that happened in Barack Obama’s presidential administration was a scandal. Not the gun-walking, not the ambassador killed by terrorists, not the pay-to-play green-energy stuff, not the weaponization of the IRS, not the Bowe Bergdahl swap, not the inspector general’s firing — none of it. Obama wanted it that way, and that was enough to make it so.

Sometimes it is good to be the Magic Negro.

Everything that happens in Donald Trump’s administration will be a scandal. Every Tweet, every denial of the obvious, every course change, every refusal to change course, every leaked internal disagreement, every assertion that some word or action is not a scandal. Trump is breathing, and that is enough to make it so.

Media bias? What media bias?

The Democrats, the media and the squalling children with their protest signs will never let this month go. It’s going to be Groundhog Month. No matter how much Trump and his acolytes learn, and they can learn; no matter how much good they do, and they may yet do good; no matter how different his administration may look at the end from how it looks today, today is what the public will hear about forever.

Who are you going to believe, the Left or your lying eyes?

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Could you survive a falling elevator?

19th February 2017

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Just in case you were wondering.I know I was.

Of course, if you’ve watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier, you know all this.

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Children’s Organic Storybook ‘Green Riding Hood’ is Apple’s Free App of the Week

19th February 2017

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I am not making this up.

The essence of ‘progressivism’, like Communism and fascism (its Siamese siblings), is that it is totalitarian — it must pervade every aspect of life, from cradle to grave. The key intervention stage is with children, because if you can brainwash the children so that they literally have never had an opportunity for free thought, then you’re home free. (This isn’t new – the Jesuits figured it out a couple of centuries ago.) If you take a look at modern government schools, especially the early grades, you can drop them next to the old Soviet and Nazi schoolrooms and the techniques are the same: all state-approved political messages all the time.

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New Medieval Books: English Food to Japanese Demons

19th February 2017

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A word game, popular in the great households of late medieval England, had at its heart the creation of collective nouns. In the lists of these names, alongside the laughter of hostellers, the glossing of taverners, the promise of tapsters and fighting of beggars, were household references – a carve of pantlers (who looked after the bread), a credence of servers (‘credence’ was the process of tasting of ‘assaying’ foods against poison), a provision of stewards of household – and a hastiness of cooks. The pressures of the medieval kitchen, the precipitate hurry and the irritation of the cooks are all captured in medieval meanings of ‘hastiness’. The word embodied a further dimension, however, through word play: ‘hasta’ was the medieval Latin for a spit, and we see at once the heart of the fire that has aggravated the cooks, the profligate the use of fuel in roasting, a busy-ness and the hard work that was necessary to produce the finest foods for table. This book is about what that food and drink, from the finest to the commonplace, meant to people in the later Middle Ages and how they expressed meaning through it in their daily lives – and many of them would have been engaged in cooking, even if they were not hasty professional cooks. The premiss is that food and drink mattered for a whole host of reasons beyond simply providing the necessities of life.

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Thoughts on the Role of Cavalry in Medieval Warfare

19th February 2017

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Most historians, despite the recognition that field-battles were not the heart and soul of medieval warfare, still judge medieval cavalry by their performance within them. My findings show a much greater concentration on small unit actions, both in armament and organization, with cavalry centred on chevauchées on raiding and subduing castles in swift commando type take and hold missions. The diversity of mounted forces are also examined in the context of the lance and the integration of mounted crossbowmen and bowmen for combined arms tactics.

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Sanctimony Cities

19th February 2017

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Any place that has political power becomes a choke-point through which global money streams must pass. Such places are sheltered from globalization’s storms. They tend to grow. Austin, Texas, adds tens of thousands of residents a year, and is now the country’s 11th-largest city. The four richest counties in the United States are all in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Resources are sucked from almost everywhere into political capitals and a few high-tech centers and university towns allied with them, where ambitious people settle and constitute a class. The Democratic Party is the party of that class, the class of the winners of globalization.

In other words, the Crust.

And the rest of the country belongs to Trump. Pretty much all of it. Trump took 85% of America’s counties; Hillary Clinton took 15%. Trump even won a third of the counties that voted for Barack Obama twice. In November the New York Times had the idea of drawing up a topographical map for each candidate that showed won counties as land and lost counties as water. Trump’s America looks almost exactly like the actual United States, diminished a bit on the coasts and with a couple of new “lakes” opened up in urban areas. Hillary’s looks like the Lesser Antilles. It is possible to travel coast to coast—from, say, Coos Bay, Oregon, to Wilmington, North Carolina—without passing through a single county that Hillary Clinton won. Indeed there are several such routes. This is the heart of the country and it is experiencing a kind of social decline for which American history offers no precedent. (The economic crises of the 1870s and 1930s were something different.) Here people fall over, overdosed on heroin, in the aisles of dollar stores, and residential neighborhoods are pocked with foreclosures. This country, largely invisible to policymakers until the 2016 election, is beginning—only just beginning—to come into view. Trump was the first candidate to speak directly to the invisible country as something other than the “everyplace else” left over when you drive away from the places that are powerful, scenic, or sophisticated.

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Thought for the Day

19th February 2017

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International Visitors Are Already Turning Their Back [sic] on Trump-era America

19th February 2017

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A feature, not a bug.

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Humans Never Stopped Evolving

19th February 2017

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We’re just waiting for them to become sentient. And waiting … and waiting….

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Migrants Choose Arrest in Canada Over Staying in the U.S

19th February 2017

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And we encourage them to do so.

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Map Showing the Homeland of Every Character in Homer’s Iliad

19th February 2017

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Way cool.

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Twitter’s New Tool to Crack Down on Politically Incorrect Language

19th February 2017

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Twitter has launched a new way to punish users for bad behavior, temporarily “limiting” their account.

Some users are receiving notices their accounts are limited for 12 hours, meaning only people who follow them can see their tweets or receive notifications. When they are retweeted, people outside their network can’t see those retweets.

Some speculate these limitations are automatic based on keywords, but there is no hard evidence.

This would be fine if this was used uniformly to clamp down on harassment, but it appears to be used on people, simply for using politically incorrect language.

All of this can be avoided, of course, simply by not using Twitter. (Duh.)

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Who Rules the United States?

19th February 2017

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By any historical and constitutional standard, “the people” elected Donald Trump and endorsed his program of nation-state populist reform. Yet over the last few weeks America has been in the throes of an unprecedented revolt. Not of the people against the government—that happened last year—but of the government against the people. What this says about the state of American democracy, and what it portends for the future, is incredibly disturbing.

These days an architect of the overreaching and antidemocratic Waters of the U.S. regulation worries that her work will be overturned so she undertakes extraordinary means to defeat her potential boss. But a change in policy is a risk of democratic politics. Nowhere does it say in the Constitution that the decisions of government employees are to be unquestioned and preserved forever. Yet that is precisely the implication of this unprecedented protest. “I can’t think of any other time when people in the bureaucracy have done this,” a professor of government tells the paper. That sentence does not leave me feeling reassured.

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The full extent of unregistered schools in England revealed

18th February 2017

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Unregistered schools! ThoughtCrime! IngSoc is threatened!

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Donald Trump Goes Golfing Five More Times Than Barack Obama So Far

18th February 2017

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And gotten five more times done. (That’s the part the DemLegHump Media always leave out.)

I’m good with it.

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Jobs for Social Justice Jihadis: “Sensitivity Reader”

18th February 2017

Steve Sailer unmasks the scam.

One reason that there is so much competition on campus these days to be the Single Most Offended Student is that that seems like a way to try out for one of the growing, but still limited, number of paying gigs as Social Justice Jihadis.

So that could be the next battleground, with young SJWs protesting that artists are hiring as their Sensitivity Readers excessively reasonable and helpful members of each Official Victim Group instead of fire-breathing puerile Social Justice Jihadi know-nothings like they are supposed to.

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Who Are We?

18th February 2017

Victor Davis Hanson is not afraid to ask the hard questions.

The entire notion of identity politics — of appearance and tribe being essential rather than incidental to our characters — is coming under new reexamination in the post-Obama era. In this regard, there is a fascinating new documentary on race, identity, and the state by the filmmaker Eli Steele (son of Shelby Steele) on the paradoxes and contradictions of the Kafkaesque race industry. What started with his son’s being denied enrollment at the local school for dad Eli’s unwillingness to check off the proper ethnic boxes (for the tribally obsessed, his son is African-American, Native American, Mexican American and Jewish) culminated in a wonderful documentary, I Am, or How Jack Became Black. It is a fascinating (and disturbing) exploration of the contemporary subordination of the individual to careerist bureaucracies and anti-humanist orthodoxies.

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Miami-Dade Formally Drops ‘Sanctuary City’ Protections for Illegal Immigrants

18th February 2017

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The county commissioners voted 9-3 to uphold an order from Mayor Carlos Gimenez that local authorities cooperate with federal immigration officials, in accordance with the law, and refuse to provide arrested illegal immigrants sanctuary. Gimenez issued the order after President Donald Trump warned he would strip so-called “sanctuary cities” of federal funds.

Another win for Trump … and reason. And I’m sure greed had something to do with it.

One commissioner characterized the vote as “just a financial decision,” saying it has “nothing to do” with immigration. “This is a country that opened arms to everyone, allowed opportunities to everyone,” Rebeca Sosa said before her vote. “I am so sad to see that people are afraid of something that has nothing to do with immigration. This was just a financial decision.”

It was just business. I always liked you.

After the vote, upset residents shouted “shame on you,” and threw pieces of paper and white carnations at the dais before storming out of the chambers, a local outlet reports. “May God have mercy on your soul,” one woman yelled. Others stood and shouted obscenities, according to Fox News.

How tolerant.

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The United Arab Emirates Wants to Build a City on Mars

18th February 2017

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Full of Muslims, of course. What could go wrong?

(Ever try to behead somebody wearing a spacesuit? It’s a challenge.)

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Live Slow, Die Old: Mounting Evidence for Caloric Restriction in Humans

18th February 2017

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Non-humans get to eat all they want to. Lucky them.

You won’t live forever, it will just seem that way.

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The Revolution Devours Its Children

18th February 2017

Abolish H1B Visa program

H-1B program is flawed beyond repair. It should be abolished in favor of something smarter. Corporations have no place being immigration middle men. Immigration is about something much more pure and sacrosanct than corporate profits. It needs to be abolished in favor of permanent immigration as opposed to corporate sponsorship. Immigration should be limited to 5% of net job gains each year. In years when we have job loss, It should be restricted. Off course there will be more people would applying than we have openings for. Then acceptance should be based on first come first serve basis. The case is about economics and national interest, and has nothing to do with race. The reason H1B visa holders are so easily exploited is because of corporate sponsorship. Green cards in sustainable numbers would make them equal players in the labor market. An H-1B visa amounts to second class labor and corporate sponsorship gives companies leverage against American workers wages and salary. This hurts American workers directly and it hurts us as a nation indirectly.

You can’t make this stuff up.

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Why Did Medieval Artists Give Elephants Trunks That Look Like Trumpets?

18th February 2017

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Just in case you were wondering. I know I was.

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Salmonella Can Help Fight Cancer, Scientists Discover

18th February 2017

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Everything bad is good for you.

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