DYSPEPSIA GENERATION

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“This not a by-product of the policy: it is the policy”

17th May 2015

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Last Saturday Gavin Boby of the Law and Freedom Foundation spoke at a demo sponsored by MARIAS (Mothers Against Radical Islam and Sharia) at Downing Street in London. He discussed the Islamization of Britain and the rest of Europe, paying particular attention to rape gangs, Jew-hatred, and seditious mosques.

As he says, “The problems with Islam are not a by-product of the policy: they are the policy.”

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War Against Human Nature: What Feminists Pay $47,030 a Year to Learn

17th May 2015

The Other McCain waxes philosophical.

It takes a lot of money to learn how to disregard — or condemn as “oppression” — ordinary common sense about human nature.

What nearly all of these books have in common is that they are either written or edited by Women’s Studies professors or else, as in the case of Adrienne Rich, are by authors whose works are included in the Women’s Studies curricula. As readers of Sex Trouble know, the book focuses on academia — the Feminist-Industrial Complex — because it is by institutionalizing their power in colleges and universities, with Women’s Studies departments as the engine of their influence, that radical feminists have gained hegemonic authority within elite culture.

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Fighting Entropy

17th May 2015

Richard Fernandez points out what our Ruling Class cannot see.

But like the monster in the movie, it’s taken “three billion electro-volts of energy and it’s still coming on”!  Why have none of the previous heavy blows slowed ISIS or any of the affiliated rebel groups down?  Why is the jihadi organism inexplicably resistant to leadership disruptions, whether caused by drone strikes or the murderous work of rivals from other factions? How can it stand against the Olympian thunderbolt? This is an important question to answer.

It’s resistant because it is not a state.

No it’s not made of “solid nuclear material”.  But unlike a state, headed by an Emperor of Japan or Fuhrer, Islamic militancy has the apparent ability to reconfigure itself on the fly; to find energy from catastrophes that would delegitimize ordinary state institutions.   The Syrian rebel scene is a case in point.  It’s a constellation of merging and splitting groups with fanciful names like “Defenders of Jerusalem”, “Knights of Justice”, “Shields of Revolution”, “Sham Legion”, “Knights of Constantinople” and “Euphrates Volcano”.  It’s a regular Legion of Doom.

In this environment a damaged Al-Qaeda evolves into ISIS or spawns an al-Nusrah, like a Hydra sprouting heads or water groping a path down a slope.  Groups are constantly dividing, consolidating and taking each other over.  Instead of dying under the blows of the administration, the collective organism mutates; it has now acquired the unnerving capacity to engage in “united front” tactics with governments and rival armed groups in Iraq and Syria.

Islam is not an enemy; it’s a disease, and must be faced as such.

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Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

17th May 2015

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It was the largest and fiercest warship in the world, named the Mars for the Roman god of war, but it went up in a ball of flames in a brutal naval battle in 1564, consigning 800 to 900 Swedish and German sailors and a fortune in gold and silver coins to the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

Now, a few years after the ship’s discovery, researchers have concluded that the one-of-a-kind ship is also the best preserved ship of its kind, representing the first generation of Europe’s big, three-masted warships.

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The Ozone Hole Could Become History

17th May 2015

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One less thing for the enviro-Nazis to bitch about.

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Microwaves Turn Wood Waste to High-Value Carbon

17th May 2015

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“I think microwaves have been a largely overlooked idea,” says Tim Langley of CarbonScape. “It’s a technology that we almost all have in our homes, but as a commercial heat source for anything other than perhaps drying food we haven’t really looked at it.”

Blenheim-based company CarbonScape is using microwaves to turn wood waste from forestry into high-value carbon products in what it says is a world first.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

17th May 2015

Help Is On Its Way

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How Your Hometown Affects Your Chances of Marriage

17th May 2015

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Growing up in some places — especially liberal ones — makes people less likely to marry, new data shows.

Well, that’s encouraging.

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Pill of Super-Protective ‘Heavy’ Fat May Be Key to Eternal Youth

17th May 2015

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Or maybe not. New Scientist is a Voice of the Crust, so I’d want conformation from another source.

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Drug Perks Up Old Muscles and Aging Brains

17th May 2015

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We age, in part, because the adult stem cells in our tissues are surrounded by chemicals that prevent them from replacing damaged cells. One of these chemicals is TGF-beta1, known to depress stem cell activity. A new study shows that a drug that blocks TGF-beta1, which is now being tested for its anticancer properties, makes brain and muscle tissue more youthful. This is a step toward a drug cocktail that could rejuvenate aging tissue.

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Ten Thousand Commandments 2015

17th May 2015

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Ten Thousand Commandments is the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s annual survey of the size, scope and cost of federal regulations, and how they affect American consumers, businesses, and the U.S. economy. Authored by CEI Vice President for Policy Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., it shines a light on the large, growing “hidden tax” of America’s regulatory state.

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Tiny Diamonds Wrapped in Graphene Get Rid of Friction

17th May 2015

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A phenomenon called superlubricity occurs when two perfectly flat surfaces with incompatible crystal structures slide past each other. It’s only been observed in extremely small samples, however, as larger surfaces have imperfections that tend to get stuck as they slide around.

Now, researchers have managed to create superlubricity in a large sample. They do so by getting graphene to wrap around nanoscopic diamonds, creating something akin to tiny ball bearings.

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US Says ISIS Head of Oil Operations Killed in US Raid in Syria

17th May 2015

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In a rare ground attack deep into Syria, U.S. Army commandos killed a man described as the Islamic State’s head of oil operations, captured his wife and rescued a woman whom American officials said was enslaved.

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The Genome Engineering Revolution

16th May 2015

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The CRISPR-cas9 system makes gene editing in many organisms and cells — like our own egg, sperm or embryo — more efficient, accessible and simple than ever before. These groundbreaking capabilities have spawned discussions surrounding the ethics and applications of the new system, and have garnered significant attention around the world to ensure ethically correct usage.

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Uncovering Environmental Problems Could Get You a Year in a Wyoming Jail

16th May 2015

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Citizen scientists are playing an increasingly important role in experiments, but there may be a place where certain experiments are less than welcome: Wyoming.

The term ‘citizen scientists’ is, of course, a euphemism for ‘busybody enviro-Nazis who suspect you are doing something with your own property that they don’t like’.

A new law passed earlier this year criminalizes the collection of data on “open land” if the collector doesn’t receive permission in advance and eventually shares that data with the government.

If the enviro-Nazis don’t choose to pester you, the taxpayer-funded enviro-Nazis want to make sure they get their turn at the piñata.

As Slate points out, the move sounds like a modest proposal until almost any of those terms — “collection,” “data,” or “open land” — are defined. And although other states have passed similar laws, Wyoming’s seems especially broad: photographs are specifically covered by the law, while the land could mean any place outside of a town or city.

Privacy? What’s that?

One example: under the law, collection of data could mean taking soil samples to demonstrate an environmental problem in a state park — an act that could be seen as a violation of the law if shared with the government, and ultimately inadmissible in a lawsuit.

Oh, I’m sure somebody’s worried about ‘an environmental problem in a state park’ rather than some rancher or natural resources extraction company.

Why would the Wyoming government want that? At Slate, Justin Pidot, citing a recent case where citizen scientists found high levels of E. coli in streams, argues that it’s a way for the government to crack down on environmental dissent. You can either keep that information to yourself, or risk a year in jail.

Oh, I’m sure the worry is about ‘a way for the government to crack down on environmental dissent’, which it’s never shown any inclination to do.

If you believe that one, they’ll tell you another one.

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California’s Catalina Island Will Sink Into Sea; May Cause LA Tsunami

16th May 2015

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Here’s hoping. There is very little wrong with California that a rise in sea level of about 20 feet wouldn’t cure, although I’m hoping for 40.

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How to Lose Friends and Alienate People: Apple Watch Edition

16th May 2015

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The Watch has major in-practice downsides though, the mother of which I’ll call The Douchebag Factor. By virtue of the product’s newness, and its cost, it’s hard to wear the Apple Watch in public without feeling like that girl, the designer-handbag girl, the “I spent $400 to read my texts three seconds sooner” girl. The Watch is still rare enough to earn glances and even questions on the subway, and I found it hard to not be constantly aware of it shouting “I am a shameless consumer!” from my wrist.

The Douchebag Factor is equally prominent in social settings, even if you have the kind of friends who are sympathetic to one’s need to test drive new gadgetry over beers. Because the Apple Watch inherently combines two of the rudest things you can do among friends—check your watch and look at your phone—and suggests that you do them incessantly.

Anything that gets the SWPLs bickering with each other has my support. (The fact that I own Apple stock has absolutely nothing to do with it, of course.)

 

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Rock City, The Casbah

16th May 2015

Mark Steyn looks at the madness afflicting the New York Times.

What confidence can we have that traumatized war refugees can be transformed into budding American entrepreneurs? We cannot know for sure. But recent evidence of recaptured children from the clutches of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda and victims of violent crime across five continents reveals that they become more active citizens than similar compatriots who have not suffered from these traumatic events.

What a fascinating study. If that’s how you make “active” citizens, let’s drop the entire student body of Oberlin in the middle of Somalia and see what they’re like when they get back.

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Happy Armed Forces Day

16th May 2015

I’ll be you didn’t know that it was Armed Forces Day, did you?

You wouldn’t know it from reading the ‘news’.

You wouldn’t know it from watching TV.

You wouldn’t know it from listening to the radio.

You wouldn’t know it from the special ‘doodle’ that Google uses for special days, since there isn’t one today, although they can celebrate every SWPL happening that pops up in the the fevered brains of the Chattering Class.

But we veterans remember — and celebrate.

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Hacker 3D Prints Device That Can Crack a Combo Lock in 30 Seconds

16th May 2015

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A California hacker who has become an expert in cracking locks has invented a 3D-printed machine that can crack a rotary combination lock in around 30 seconds – and he’s released the plans, 3D models, and code as open source.

Isn’t that special.

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USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

16th May 2015

Single-Serve Food Pod machine.

 

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Church Becomes Mosque in Venice

16th May 2015

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The Church of Santa Maria della Misericordia in Venice is being used by Muslims for prayers, without the authorization of either the Patriarchate or the property owners.

Now, just imagine the reaction of the Lamestream Media to the discovery that Christians had been using a mosque as a church.

Oh, wait, you don’t have to imagine it — it already exists. (Note that this church was originally a Christian church before the Muslims stole it and converted it into a mosque — but, apparently, once a mosque, always a mosque.)

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Obama Insults Christians, Apparently Out of Ignorance

16th May 2015

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Barack Obama says he is a Christian. The rest of us can only take him at his word, but for a believer, he seems remarkably ignorant of both Christians and Christianity. At the Weekly Standard, Mark Hemingway writes on “Obama’s Casual Slander of American Christians.”

Obama’s comments are odd. They certainly aren’t based on his own experience; the only church Obama has belonged to is the one run by Jeremiah Wright. Did Wright devote a lot of attention to abortion? I doubt it. To be fair, though, Wright’s congregation may not have done much about poverty, either, other than complain (“God damn America!”).

So Obama sounds like all he knows about Christianity is what he reads in the newspaper.

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Clinton Foundation Donors Include Dozens of Media Organizations, Individuals

16th May 2015

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

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‘Boston in shock over Tsarnaev death penalty’

16th May 2015

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Well, actually, a more accurate headline would be ‘Left-Wing BBC Reporter in Shock Over Tsarnaev Death Penalty'; of course, since the BBC (getting its money through compulsory license fees) doesn’t feel any inclination to wear a Clever Plastic Disguise over it’s ‘progressive’ bias.

This is almost a pure example of the type — the reporter is shocked, so of course all right-thinking people are shocked, and since Massachusetts is full of right-thinking people (having elected the Peter Pan Party since time out of mind), therefore Massachusetts is shocked and ashamed.

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Asian Groups File Federal Complaint Against Harvard Over Admission Practices

16th May 2015

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An alliance of Asian American groups filed a federal complaint Friday against Harvard University, claiming that the school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians.

I guess Asians are honorary White People. Who knew?

 

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University Diversity Officer: Minority Women Can’t Be Racist

15th May 2015

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A Goldsmiths University diversity officer who has faced accusations of racism after banning white people from an event has struck back with a bold claim: It’s literally impossible for a minority woman like herself to be racist.

Dunno … she looks pretty white to me. What ‘minority’ does she claim?

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Welcome, Talibanistan?

15th May 2015

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Although it is unlikely that they will defeat either government (at least any time soon), their presence on both sides of the so-called Durand Line that is the official Af-Pak border, has in places rendered it as meaningless as the Syrian-Iraqi border straddled by Islamic State.

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Bibles Banned From University for ‘Not Being Multicultural Enough’

15th May 2015

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Students at Aberystwyth University, the former university of Prince Charles, voted to ban Bibles being automatically placed in their accommodation, ending a tradition going back generations.

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Consciousness-Lowering on Campus Continues

15th May 2015

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But you knew that.

There’s been a familiar pattern on college campuses in recent years of incidents of blatant racism or “hate crimes”—nooses hung on doors of black students, racist graffiti, etc—that in nearly all cases turned out to be hoaxes, after which the professional class of jellyfish employed as “college administrators” would cancel classes or wring their hands and declare the hoax to be a “teachable moment.” The good folks at The College Fix ran a roundup of several leading hoaxes back in December, and the Daily Caller had its own expose back in 2013.

My old haunt at the University Colorado at Boulder decided to try to get ahead of the game with a series of posters around campus that attempt to raise consciousness of racial bigotry by shining a spotlight on epithets and thoughtless remarks reported to the university, and encouraging students to report “bias motivated incidents (BMIs)” through an official process.  CBS News reported on this initiative last weekend (“University of Colorado Tries to Fight Racism with Racism”), and the College Fix included two facsimiles of the posters the university has produced, included here, based on reported BMIs. One claims someone said, “Your mom must be the janitor ’cause that’s the only job for dirty Mexicans.” Another says, “Go back to Africa—you don’t belong here.”

There are two further ironies here.  First, many of the sensitive souls on the Boulder campus are offended at the poster campaign itself, and have torn down a number of the posters. (If I was still there I’d surely grab one as a souvenir.) Strange how the very people who always say they want a “conversation about racism” always back away from having that “conversation.” But of course, we know what “conversation about racism” really means today: You shut up, and confess your collective white guilt.

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Sister Diana’s Testimony Before Congress — at Last

15th May 2015

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Sister Diana Momeka, OP, finally made it from Kurdistan to Congress to testify about the fate of the Nineveh Christians among whom she lived before ISIS invaded Mosul. No thanks are due to the State Department for her visit, though it’s not clear who exactly held State’s feet to the fire for their original refusal of her visit. Their “reasoning” , if you remember my first post on this story was based on an idiotic estimation that Sister Diana would use the occasion of a week’s visit to become an illegal alien. We should be so lucky, considering the numbers of sketchy individuals that very same State Department dumps into the United States by the thousands every year.

For the ignorant among you, “OP” stands for Ordo Praedicatorum; she’s a Roman Catholic Dominican nun.

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WATCH: Baby’s Hilariously Disgusted Reaction to Being Fed Avocado for the First Time

15th May 2015

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Confirms everything I’ve always known about avocado…. Out of the mouths of babes.

 

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Toast Heated Pillow provides comfort and heat during those cold and lonely nights

15th May 2015

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The perfect accessory for sitting around in your parents’ basement in your pajamas drinking hot chocolate and appreciating Obamacare.

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University Report: A Room Full of White People Is a Microaggression

15th May 2015

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I wonder whether the people who generate this stuff really take it seriously.

I also wonder how the Onion survives, when reality is it own best parody.

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Somali-American College Students From Minnesota Charged With Conspiring to Join ISIS

15th May 2015

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Can’t say that I blame them — I mean, have  you ever been to Minnesota?

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

15th May 2015

Turkey & Saudi Arabia Form Pact to Take Down Assad

The Middle East Runs out of Water

Australian police say they disrupted Melbourne bomb plot

Syria rebels cast doubt on US training program

Downfall in Syria

Dozens killed as 40 inmates escape in Iraq prison break

In a propaganda war against ISIS, the U.S. tried to play by the enemy’s rules

Trauma, stigma, face girls, women rescued from Boko Haram

What life is really like under the Islamic State

Third blogger attacked, killed in Bangladesh this year

Rabab Abdulhadi Promotes Hamas-Dominated Palestinian Universities

Bangladesh blogger Ananta Bijoy Das hacked to death

Smuggled Syrian documents reportedly contain evidence to indict Assad, 24 others

Gumen kill 43 in attack on minority Shiites in Pakistan

Pentagon monitoring another Iranian cargo ship headed toward Yemen

Iranian general warns Saudis, US to not block ship bound for Yemen

Iraq says Islamic State’s destruction of historical sites is cover for looting

Death hug: ISIS fighters reportedly posing as gays to lure homosexuals to their death

Muslim hate preacher says blogger behind ‘Draw Muhammad’ comp should die, on live TV

Radical Islamists death threats to ‘liberal’ British school teachers on increase

ISIS gains more territory in Syria

Taliban claim responsibility for attack on Kabul guesthouse that killed 14

Barbarians at the gates: Syria says ISIS approaching ancient city of Palmyra

Hezbollah’s Looming War Crimes

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“Ode to Snowflakes” [Darleen Click]

15th May 2015

Check it out. Feel free to sing along.

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Want to Sabotage Bad Laws? Healthy Contempt is More Important Than Legal Strategy.

14th May 2015

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Wisdom. Attend.

People will not obey laws that they think are stupid. Prohibition was the rub-your-nose-in-it proof of that. Multiplying bad laws merely brings law as a concept into disrepute, and undermines the Rule of Law that we all depend on.

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Too Much Money Going to the Wrong Places

14th May 2015

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It appears that the Amtrak crash that killed seven people Tuesday resulted from speeding, but big-government advocates are already using this accident to make their case for more infrastructure spending. In fact, the problem is not too little money, but too much money going to the wrong places.

In 2008, President Bush signed a law mandating that most railroads, including Amtrak, install positive train control (PTC) by December of 2015. PTC would force trains to slow or stop if the operator ignored signals or speed limits.

In 2009 and 2010, President Obama asked a Democratic Congress to give him $10 billion to spend on high-speed trains, and Congress agreed. Not one cent of that money went to installing PTC in Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.

PTC would have prevented this accident. There was plenty of money available to install it, but the Obama administration, in its infinite wisdom, chose to spend it elsewhere. Two days ago, it would have been embarrassing to realize that the government-run Amtrak hadn’t yet completed installation of PTC on its highest-speed corridor. Today, it’s a tragedy. But how is it the fault of fiscal conservatives?

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Chetty’s Top 25 Working Class Whitetopias

14th May 2015

Steve Sailer runs the numbers.

Harvard economist Raj Chetty’s Equality of Opportunity Project has ranked 2,478 United States counties by upward mobility in income of young people from what their parents earned in 1996-2000 to what they earned in 2011-2012.

Here are Chetty’s Top 25 best counties out of all 2,478 for young people whose families were in the bottom half of the income distribution (determined on a national basis) in the later 1990s. Chetty is looking at IRS reported income for a combination of people who moved and for people who were permanent residents.

I haven’t looked in detail at each one, but, yeah, they’re basically pretty much all white.

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Where You See Tragedy, Liberals See Opportunity

14th May 2015

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Today’s major news story is the crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people and injuring many more, some critically. The crash had barely been reported before liberals on Twitter erupted with denunciations of Republicans. Why? Because the current House budget proposes cuts in federal support for Amtrak. How could that possibly relate to last night’s crash? Don’t expect logic from a liberal. Twitchy documented the dementia here and elsewhere.

Then it came out that the train was traveling around 106 miles per hour, entering a curve in a 50 mile per hour zone. It seems unlikely that the crash had anything to do with “infrastructure,” the liberals’ magic word. So, are liberals cowed at being not just wrong, but ghoulishly wrong? Not a bit of it. It doesn’t matter what the question is, the liberal’s answer is always the same: money. Specifically, government money.

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Men Cannot Be Feminists

14th May 2015

The Other McCain lays it out.

The oxymoronic phenomenon of the “male feminist” is an endless source of amusement. If groveling self-abasement were an Olympic sport, “male feminists” would win the gold medal every four years.

Modern feminism is basically about three things:

  1. Killing babies;
  2. Hating men;
    and
  3. Lying.

A common feminist lie is to deny that they hate men. This is exactly the kind of shameless dishonesty we must expect from fanatics who assert that killing babies is women’s most basic “right.”

Hateful bloodthirsty liars are not the kind of women that normal men find attractive, yet there are always enough abnormal men in the world that some of them actually want to have sex with feminists. Inspired by twisted masochistic neuroses or other perverse impulses, these pathetic males declare themselves feminists and, while not all “male feminists” end up in the lunatic ward like Professor Hugo Schwyzer, they always meet a sorry end, groveling for the approval of sadistic women whose raison d’etre is their contempt for men.

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Study Exposes the Ugly Depth of European Muslim Anti-Semitism

14th May 2015

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

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Shameful Environmental Correctness Strikes Again

14th May 2015

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“Environmental Correctness” (EC) is just as authoritarian and mindless as standard-issue “political correctness,” and for the same reason. Leftist orthodoxy needs to suppress dissent, or it will collapse.

The latest example of EC in action comes from Australia, where the University of Western Australia has pulled the plug on a new research center at its business school because of its connection to Bjorn Lomborg.

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A Turkish-Saudi Military Offensive in Syria?

14th May 2015

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Lately, there have been reports that Sunni regional allies Turkey and Saudi Arabia have been planning a joint military offensive against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Damascus, a Nusayri [Alawi] nemesis for both Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The reports claimed that the planned operation would involve both ground troops and air strikes.

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Catholic University Investigated for Offending Muslims by Having Too Many Crosses

12th May 2015

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It’s one of those headlines that sounds like a bad joke, but it isn’t. It’s not exactly a serious complaint, either, and it isn’t coming from actual Muslim students in any event. “Baffled Catholic University officials say they have never received a complaint from any of the schools Muslim students,” writes BeliefNet.

In fact, the university expressed its bafflement in a full-length statement: “Catholic University’s faithfulness to our Catholic tradition has also made us a welcome home to students of other religions. No students have registered complaints about the exercise of their religions on our campus. We understand that a professor unaffiliated with Catholic University has made public allegations claiming that we are discriminating against our students on religious grounds, but we have not seen any legal filing – and will respond to them if we do.”

Probably another case of overly-sensitive SWPL busybodies being offended for their favorite victims.

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How Liberals Ruined College

12th May 2015

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The root of nearly every free-speech infringement on campuses across the country is that someone—almost always a liberal—has been offended or has sniffed out a potential offense in the making. Then, the silencing campaign begins. The offender must be punished, not just for justice’s sake, but also to send the message to anyone else on campus that should he or she stray off the leftist script, they too might find themselves investigated, harassed, ostracized, or even expelled. If the illiberal left can preemptively silence opposing speakers or opposing groups— such as getting a speech or event canceled, or denying campus recognition for a group—even better.

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New Balance Bought Its Own Commuter Rail Station

12th May 2015

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Still, the city of Boston is growing as Millennials and Boomers alike look for walkable, dense places to live. Boston needs more transit, but the state can’t help much: Governor Charlie Baker has proposed cutting $26 million from the state Department of Transportation and $14 million of MBTA funding.

So when athletic company New Balance decided to expand its headquarters and build retail, a hotel, a track, and skating rink in one Boston neighborhood not served by public transit, it didn’t wait for the city to agree to build new train stations or add bus routes, which could have taken years. Instead, it decided to build a commuter rail station itself.

Today, the company is breaking ground on the new Boston Landing station, starting a process that will add another stop on the commuter rail line between Boston and Worcester by the fall of 2016. New Balance is paying to build the station, which will cost between $14 million and $16 million, and will then pay for its maintenance costs for at least the first decade after the station opens.

And if you don’t think they’re going to get their money’s worth in government favors, you don’t know how politics works on the Other Left Coast.

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Greenpeace Banned From Flying Drones Near Arctic Oil Rigs

12th May 2015

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When Shell starts drilling in the Arctic this summer, they will do so free of harassment from robots, thanks to an injunction by an Alaskan district court. Greenpeace, which in April protested the opening of Shell’s Polar Pioneer oil rig by boarding its carrier ship, are now legally banned from the area surrounding the company’s Arctic rigs. The ban applies not just to human protesters, but to any unmanned vehicles they may bring along.

I have a question: When has Greenpeace ever worried about obeying the law?

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Islamists Hack Another Secular Writer to Death in Bangladesh

12th May 2015

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For the third time this year, Islamist radicals in Bangladesh hacked a secular writer to death in public.

Four masked men chased down Ananta Bijoy Das Tuesday morning as Das left his home in Sylhet. They hacked him with machetes after running him down.

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