DYSPEPSIA GENERATION

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A New Study Reveals Much About How Parents Really Choose Schools

18th January 2015

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Since this is NPR, they have a behind-the-scenes political agenda that comes out in the writing as if by accident. A good example is this paragraph:

This last point is crucial because it suggests that a choice-based system all by itself won’t necessarily increase equity. The most economically disadvantaged students may have parents who are making decisions differently from other families. These parents appear to be more interested in factors other than academic quality as the state defines it. Maybe they have access to different, or less, information. If this is true, choice could actually increase, rather than diminish, achievement gaps within a city.

The first sentence is striking: What does ‘equity’ have to do with anything? A choice-based system isn’t striving for ‘equity’ but for quality of education. That ‘economically disadvantaged’ (great PC style, there) parents make different decisions from ‘other families’ ought not to come as a surprise to a moderately intelligent individual, nor the fact that these parents like schools that are close, have extended hours, and lots of extracurricular activity — poor people use public schools as free day-care, a though that not only doesn’t occur to somebody writing for NPR, but which is a thought they are carefully trained not even to think.

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Can You Name These Famous People From the Middle Ages?

18th January 2015

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How about even one?

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Obama Calls for $320 Billion in New Taxes

18th January 2015

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

After all, those golf vacations at government expense don’t come cheap.

Oh, sure, they’re supposed to fund tax breaks for the ‘middle class’ but you know how long those last.

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Christians Burned Alive

18th January 2015

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“They picked them up by their arms and legs and held them over the brick furnace until their clothes caught fire. And then they threw them [alive] inside the furnace.” — Javeed Maseeh, family spokesman, concerning a Christian couple in Pakistan murdered on rumors they had burned verses from the Qur’an.

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Senators Introduce Amendment to End Ethanol Mandate

18th January 2015

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No chance of it passing, of course — to0 much money is made from any government mandate for it to be killed — but they get credit for trying.

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HAPPY DANCE SUNDAY

18th January 2015

Obama N’est Pas Charlie

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The Coming of the Serpent

17th January 2015

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Before Columbus everyone lived in happy villages buying each other a coke.  After Columbus everyone wanted — but couldn’t get — a job in Los Angeles.  Now the ruination will spread further afield. So far as we know never before has Pluto known hate, or for that matter love.  But henceforth it may, at least in principle. Man, having lost paradise once, has found it again, in superabundance on the planets and is for the second time in sacred history poised to ruin everything.

Concretely history has already started on the moon. Lawyers are already arguing over who owns it. And when that happens you know that Paradise is over.

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“The Rectification Of Names”—China Struggles With Its National Question

17th January 2015

John Derbyshire, Patron Saint of Dyspepsia, invites our attention to the Middle Kingdom.

The thorny tangles of identity, ethnicity, nation, and race, are made thornier under a state ideology based on utopian fantasies and the denial of reality.

Sound familiar? It should; it’s what we write about here at VDARE.com.

And very well, too.

The Communist Party’s policy towards the “nationalities question” has followed Lenin’s, as described in Book Two of Kolakowski’s Main Currents of Marxism. Their ethnicity is officially recognized (and recorded on personal i.d. cards). It is also to be celebrated, for example with minority dance troops showcased in TV spectaculars on national holidays. Their home regions, if big enough, are declared “autonomous.” They send representatives to regional and national legislatures. They enjoy some minor social privileges, notably exemption from the one-child policy.

The autonomy, however, like the legislatures, is perfectly bogus. Even to advocate self-determination for minorities is both an ideological sin (“splittism”) and a serious crime (Article 103). The Party center makes all significant political decisions, and it is totally Han Chinese.

(The January 11th “Unity March” in Paris following the Charlie Hebdo massacre, with a slew of world leaders at the head of the march, has raised much indignation on Chinese blogs. “Where’s our unity march?” they are asking, with reference to the Kunming incident. Short answer: Same place as the rest of your civil freedoms, pal. You live in a communist dictatorship.)

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Welcoming Jihad Warriors Home to Sweden

17th January 2015

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Kent Ekeroth, a member of parliament for the Sweden Democrats, asked some pointed questions of the government about the its policy of allowing mujahideen to return “home” to Sweden from the jihad in Syria and Iraq.

Deputy Prime Minister Åsa Romson gave a telling response. Notice that she doesn’t want to interdict the jihad warriors because that would not prevent all terrorist attacks. In other words, it’s better to let a hundred Swedes die at the hands of terrorists than prevent the death of ninety of them via sensible border controls.

Welcome to Modern Multicultural Sweden!

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Inside Canada’s Secret World of Medical Error: ‘There is a lot of lying, there’s a lot of cover-up’

17th January 2015

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How about that great Canadian government health care system! Don’t you wish we had a system like that in the U.S.?

Obamacare is not that bad yet, but give them some time, they’re working on it.

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Executed Oklahoma Man Said Drugs Felt Like His Body Was ‘On Fire’

17th January 2015

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He was convicted for the 1997 rape and murder of an 11-month-old infant, but her mother spoke out against the death penalty in a video she taped for his defense team. “I don’t see any justice in just sentencing someone to die,” Shonda Waller said. “To me, the justice is in someone living with what they have done to you, your family, and having to live with that for the rest of their life knowing they will never walk out those bars.”

So her mother thought that the death penalty wasn’t harsh enough. That’s hard core.

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Strangest Diplomatic Initiative Ever: You’ve Got a Friend!

17th January 2015

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The administration has acknowledged that it erred by not participating in a meaningful way in the giant pro-free speech demonstration in Paris, so it has tried to make amends by sending John Kerry to France. Apparently thinking that he needed reinforcements to convey a full sense of the administration’s symbolic support, Kerry brought along…James Taylor.

God only knows what the French made of this. Maybe James Taylor is still popular there, like Jerry Lewis.

As Tom Lehrer said when describing the ‘Folksong Army': ‘They may have won all the battles — but we had all the good songs!’

(Now just think about what kind of President Kerry would have been…. America really dodged a bullet there.)

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“I have not seen ‘American Sniper’,” Writes New Republic’s Reviewer of ‘American Sniper’

17th January 2015

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And why not? The New York Times and Washington Post make up stories all the time. This is just being honest; movie reviews these days are about ideology, not cinema, so actually seeing the movie might confuse people.

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Majority of U.S. Public School Students Are in Poverty

17th January 2015

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That may be because public schools are so shitty that anybody who can possibily afford to will send their kids to private schools (Catholic schools are a bargain) or homeschool them. I suspect that a lot of public school parents are single working people who use the public schools as a sort of free day care.

Of course one has to realize that ‘poor’ in America isn’t poor as the rest of the world sees it — color TVs, mobile phones, air conditioning, and both parents and kids clinically obese. ‘I want to come to America. I want to see a country where the poor people are fat.’ (Think I’m kidding? Walk into any welfare office in a major city. There will be a lot of corn-fed people sitting in the seats.)

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2015: It’s Time to Fire the IRS

17th January 2015

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Imagine what would happen if a retail store or company like Best Buy or Home Depot announced it has plans to slash customer service, that it will make people stand in lines for at least a half hour, and that any customer due a refund will have to wait several weeks.

Oh, and it may not be able to prevent identity theft.

That company would probably soon find itself in chapter 11 bankruptcy as shoppers fled to other banks or stores or restaurants where they can get first class service.  That’s what America is about and every businessman and woman knows the customer always comes first.

But the Internal Revenue Service now says that taxpayers had better get used to shabby service from the tax collection agency. And the IRS is hardly an agency known for warm and friendly service to begin with.

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USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

17th January 2015

Bee’s Wrap.

Stayhold.

Inexpensive Bluetooth Car Diagnostic Scanner.

Night Glow Toilet Seat.

FlicFloc Flaker. I am not making this up.

Seated Strider. My kind of exercise machine.

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The Forgotten History of How Automakers Invented the Crime of “Jaywalking”

16th January 2015

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100 years ago, if you were a pedestrian, crossing the street was simple: you walked across it.

Today, if there’s traffic in the area and you want to follow the law, you need to find a crosswalk. And if there’s a traffic light, you need to wait for it to change to green.

100 years ago, if you were a pedestrian, crossing the street was simple: you walked across it.

Today, if there’s traffic in the area and you want to follow the law, you need to find a crosswalk. And if there’s a traffic light, you need to wait for it to change to green.

‘Jaywalking’, like ‘price gouging’, ‘black marketeering’, and ‘hoarding’, is one of those made-up nasty-sounding terms the people create when you do what you want to do rather than what they want you to do. The Left are experts at this sort of propaganda (cf. ‘Islamophobia’ and the plethora of ‘-isms’ that normal people are presumed guilty of in these degenerate modern times). Governments like them, too, especially when they’re trying to abridge freedoms that in a saner time people would take for granted.

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Why Not to Retire in Florida

16th January 2015

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Eric Goldman calls our attention to a rather astounding story out of Florida, involving how various Florida police departments are engaging in what appears to be basically sham “sting” operations online to arrest and shame men as child sexual predators, then steal their cars (sometimes offering to sell them back), and then doing everything possible to hide the records. The whole thing is quite crazy, and I recommend reading the entire thing. It also comes as little surprise that one of the sheriffs deeply involved in this is Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd — who we’ve written about a few times before. Back in 2009 we wrote about Judd using Craigslist to find and arrest prostitutes… and then blaming Craigslist, the very tool he used to track down the lawbreakers. A year ago, Judd got a lot more attention for his plan to arrest parents of some girls who were accused of bullying another girl into committing suicide (though, eventually charges were dropped and almost no evidence of any bullying was found).

 

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Just Plain Folks

16th January 2015

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The President is fond of invoking “The Folks” in his droning speeches. Now, in rural Minnesota, your “folks” are your parents. But he is referring to those “little” people who make up the once-vast middle class in America. The not-rich and unfamous. The God-fearing, gun-totin’ clingers. In other words, people he has never ever hung out with in his entire pampered life and has total contempt for; he doesn’t have a clue what makes us tick.

And that’s cool. I don’t pretend to know what it’s like to be so rich that I lose track of how many homes I own. Or to be able to spoil someone’s wedding reception in order to golf. Or to whine about being flat broke while giving six-figure speeches. Now, praise God, I’ve never been a homeless junkie either, but I’ll tell you what flat broke was for the working poor, Missy Hillary.

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Thought for the Day

16th January 2015

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Look For … The Union Label….

16th January 2015

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Last summer, the American Federation of Musicians hit videogame composer Austin Wintory (Monaco, Journey) with a $50,000 fine for working on The Banner Saga in violation of its (nonexistent) game music contract. Thanks to the union’s own stubbornness and greed, none of its members were allowed to compose music for videogames. A contract put together in 2012 without the input of AFM’s members was so skewed towards the union that no videogame producers were willing to agree to it. (It wasn’t until 2014 that Microsoft agreed to the terms of AFM’s revamped contract. It remains the sole company to do so.)

When Wintry worked on the game without its permission, AFM got angry and threw its toys out of the crib. Its own Local 47 (Los Angeles) took issue with the union’s BS and issued a resolution supporting Wintory in October. Perhaps due to this internal pressure, the AFM reduced Wintory’s fine to $2,500. Now, it’s threatening to expel Wintory because he hasn’t paid up.

So, who’s working for who? Unions are supposed to represent their members. That’s why members pay fees. AFM seems to genuinely have no concern about the well-being of its artists. (It doesn’t care much for the general public either.) It fines them when they seek to do work they’ve been locked out of by a contract they never wanted and it keeps its negotiations with other entities secret until the ink has dried on all the signatures — none of which belong to the members supposedly being “represented.”

Whatever use they once had, labor unions are now only about hiring and paying union officials.

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A Slick Macintosh Design, Inspired by the Very First Mac of All Time

16th January 2015

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This is really cute.

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

16th January 2015

Profs Cover for Muslim Brotherhood Front

Why Al Qaeda Poses a Greater Terror Threat to the U.S. Than ISIS

Nigeria: 2,000 feared killed in Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest massacre’

Radical British Preacher Receives Life Sentence in New York

French government urges ‘extreme vigilance’ after attacks

Al Qaeda plotting massive deadly attacks on West, Britain’s MI5 chief says

Al Qaeda turncoat who helped US nail Al-Awlaki warns of more sleeper cells

Two brothers arrested on terrorism charges in Canada

Video shows kosher store gunman claiming allegiance to ISIS

German paper that printed French cartoons firebombed

Leaked Al Jazeera emails reveal disdain for Paris murder victims

Al Qaeda turncoat who helped US nail Al-Awlaki warns of more sleeper cells

Al-Nusra Leader Swears Allegiance to Caliph Al-Baghdadi

Charlie Hebdo massacre gunman reportedly knew underwear bomber

Pakistan school reopens after Taliban massacre of students, teachers

Nine days later, bodies still litter bushes from Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest’ massacre

Boko Haram raids Cameroon army base

Brother in Paris massacre met with American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen

Paris attacks prompt fears France’s Muslim ‘no-go’ zones incubating jihad (autoplay video)

Police: Up to 6 Paris terror suspects may still be at large (autoplay video)

US Central Command Twitter account back online after pro-ISIS hack (autoplay video)

Kerry praises Pakistan pursuit of North Waziristan militants

NYPD, other law enforcement on alert after ISIS threat resurfaces

Saudi Arabia: fatwa issued against snowmen

New ISIS video appears to show child executioner killing alleged Russian spies (autoplay video)

U.S. airstrike in Syria may have killed 50 civilians

Anti-Islam protesters march in Dresden, Germany

Group says satellite images show destruction of Nigeria villages by Boko Haram (autoplay video)

Life under ISIS: Medieval occupiers force children to donate blood for fighters

ISIS sympathizer allegedly plotted terror assault against US Capitol (autoplay video)

Surveillance footage shows harrowing scene inside Paris kosher grocery

US announces transfer of 5 Gitmo detainees; 4 to Oman, 1 to Estonia (autoplay video)

Portland teen accused of threatening to blow up NE Portland deli ‘in the name of Allah,’ court records say

Police in Belgium, France, and Germany make arrests in latest anti-terror raids (autoplay video)

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi set to receive second round of lashes after Islam criticism

Militant leader urges jihad, or holy war, in Egypt

Charlie Hebdo Attack: Pakistani Legislators Chant ‘Death to Blasphemers’

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10 Attacks Committed by Terrorists Radicalized in the West

16th January 2015

Gavin McInnes lays out some inconvenient truth.

Yesterday, we learned of a high school wrestler from Cincinnati who was about to bomb D.C. because he’s Raheel Mahrus Ubayda now. The Portland Seven were all radicalized here. Same goes for the D.C. Five and the Herald Square Bomber. Jihad Jane is a blonde from Michigan and five of the Buffalo Six were born in America. The Muslim population in Buffalo is soaring as the number of Jews and Christians declines. This has parents such as Muzzammil S. “Mo” Hassan worrying their children will become radicalized. Mo prefers more moderate acts like beheading his wife.

What makes this trend even more dangerous is that the press denies it. They call the terrorists mentally ill lone wolves and insist their religion is irrelevant. As Marc Lamont Hill over at CNN said, “People behead for all sorts of reasons.” When Anton Nolen decapitated Colleen Hufford in Oklahoma, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry called it “workplace violence” and neglected to mention he had recently changed his name to Jah’Keem Yisrael and wouldn’t shut up about Islam. His Facebook page featured the Koran’s “smite ye above their necks” verse.

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Palestinian Authority Documents Detail Payments to Terrorists

16th January 2015

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Official Palestinian Authority policy provides monthly payments for convicted terrorists held in Israeli jails. The longer the sentence, the more the terrorist’s family receives.

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Convicted Virginia State Legislator Wins Election While in Jail

16th January 2015

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That’s democracy for you.

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Authorities Investigate Maryland Parents Who Let Kids Walk Home Alone

16th January 2015

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A Maryland couple that believes in “free-range parenting” said they are being investigated for child neglect after police picked up their children, ages 6 and 10, walking home alone from a park.

The Washington Post reported Thursday that the kids were walking home from the park, which is about a mile from their Woodside Park neighborhood, in broad daylight last month and were stopped by police after someone reported seeing them.

The kids were returned to the home and police reportedly talked to the parents about the dangers of the world.

Ever wonder where ‘helicopter parents’ come from? Well,  they were trained early and often by insane government employees like these.

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Papa John’s Pizza Stands by Employee Who Shot Armed Robber in Self Defense

16th January 2015

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The employee was making a delivery in Decatur, Ga., Sunday night when a man approached her vehicle, forcing her onto the ground at gunpoint, according to the DeKalb County Police Department. The woman, who had a gun in her pocket, was able to fire at the man while on the ground — striking the alleged assailant, identified as 24-year-old Donquaz Stevenson, in the face.

Stevenson was later found in a neighbor’s yard and arrested, according to police, who said the pizza delivery might have been a setup. Local media outlets reported that a second suspect carjacked the delivery woman’s silver 2000 Honda Accord and remains on the run.

I’m sure Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will get right on that.

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North Korea Reportedly Billed US for Dinner During Hostage Mission

16th January 2015

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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was presented with a bill by North Korean officials for his share of a sumptuous dinner during a secret mission to retrieve two American prisoners from captivity last November, according to a published report.

Made me laugh, I’ll give ‘em that.

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Women’s College Cancels ‘Vagina Monologues’ Because It Excludes Women Without Vaginas

15th January 2015

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I am not making this up.

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Stockholm Syndrome at the Washington Post

15th January 2015

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Stockholm syndrome occurs when hostages express empathy, sympathy, and/or positive feelings about their captors, even to the point of identifying with and/or defending them. The Washington Post, whose reporter Jason Rezaian has been imprisoned in Tehran for more than five months, appears to be experiencing something resembling Stockholm syndrome.

Of course, if he were being held by a civilized government, they’d be marching in the streets.

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Some French Muslims See Conspiracies In Paris Shootings

15th January 2015

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Oh, ya think?

Roder says the students called it blasphemy and he had to explain that blasphemy is a religious concept that doesn’t exist in French law.

“That was very difficult to explain because their point of view, their lives, are very religious. And they are convinced that the religion is above the law of the French Republic,” he says.

Yeah, that’s the point. A Muslim’s first loyalty is to the Umma, rather than whatever country he may happen to be living in.

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Houellebecq and Cassandra

15th January 2015

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So Michel Houellebecq quit promoting his new book. Instead he’s hiding out somewhere in the provinces.

Houellebecq, whose name I despise having to spell, is the French satirical novelist who was featured on the last Charlie Hebdo cover before the January 7th deluge of Islamist blood-whining. I have no inside information as to whether he retreated from the capital out of writerly dramatics, or real fear for his life; the news reports are cagey and I am not, alas, a personal acquaintance of the dour genius who was dragged into court in 2002 for calling Islam the stupidest of all religions.

Houellebecq lost a friend in the Charlie Hebdo shooting, and he is famously indifferent to the safety of his neck and liver, so perhaps he’s more in mourning than in hiding—or it could be that the possibility of a Kalashnikov nudging him in the temple for his blasphemies against the unpleasant prophet is suddenly not so abstract.

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The ‘New York Times’ Is Launching a Men’s Style Section

15th January 2015

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You, too, can look like a beta male hipster.

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We Need to Bury the Phrase ‘That’s not who we are’

15th January 2015

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All this means, as I understand it, that these transgressions should be forgiven or written off, because this behavior is not typical of them. They, or we, can only be called to account if it is something they or we do regularly, and the general public is to accept that this was not the case.

Well, baloney.

Typically it’s used in circumstances where the truth would be ‘Well, that actually is who we are, but that’s not what I’d like you to believe we ought to be.’

 

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Saudi Arabia Is Building a 600-Mile ‘Great Wall’ to Shield Itself From ISIS

15th January 2015

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Pretty sad when Arabs are smarter than Americans. (Well, Obama, anyway….)

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Guess the Only State Where Less Than Half the People Work

15th January 2015

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Overall, the labor participation rate in the United States has been tanking since 2000. So while the financial crisis plays a big role, especially among older workers who took buyouts and retired, it’s not the whole story. Neither is the general aging of the population, which tends to lower the participation rate.

Indeed, the real issue is the very long-term participation rate of men, which has been on the downslope for generations now.

Disability claims skyrocketed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, not because more people were suddenly injured but because such a program represented a way to get money as unemployment and other benefits ran out.

And over the long haul, it’s become easier and easier to claim disability and effectively opt out of the work force (other well-meaing programs add to the trend too). For many people, work is effectively optional if they can scratch together a bare minimum of revenue from other sources. As the grandson of an Irish immigrant who quit working as soon as he could live off his wife’s and children’s earnings, I can recognize that impulse as a dark mirror of the American Dream.

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High-top Sneakers With Poop Emoji Pattern

15th January 2015

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As George Carlin used to say, ‘If you nail together two things that have never been nailed together before, some schmuck will buy it.’

 

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British Comedian Runs for Parliament

15th January 2015

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His platform, while amusing, makes as much sense as the major parties.

 

  • The pound in your pocket: The pound will be revalued at one pound 10p, so it will now be worth 10p more. Common sense.
  • The NHS: If you come to A&E and it’s neither an accident nor an emergency then you will be sent to a random hospital department to be practised on. Common sense.
  • Foreign Policy: Germany has been too quiet for too long. Just saying.

Sort of like if Al Franken would run for the Senate. Oh, wait….

 

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

15th January 2015

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Patterson found the nest of a pair of eagles he had monitored for years had blown out of its tree in June 2013. Two young eagles were on the ground, and one appeared to be severely injured, Patterson said.

Patterson said he knew they couldn’t fly.

“I could either get them and save them, or leave them and they could die,” he said.

Flint Creek director Dawn Keller took the thin and dehydrated eagles to her facility. They were a male and a female. Both had wing fractures; the male had a less serious wing injury. They were raised by an injured adult eagle, Keller said, and when the male eagle began flying confidently, Keller waited for adult eagles to return to Illinois so he could join them.

On Jan. 1, Keller released him along the Mississippi River near Rock Island. He flew a long way before he began to make his way back toward a large group of eagles, she said.

Regardless of the eagles’ outcome, La Salle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne said he will continue to pursue the case. Towne said Patterson has a conviction for wildlife tampering in Wisconsin and has had run-ins with conservation police in the past.

“He thumbs his nose at nature and the law. All under the guise of being a hero,” Towne said.

This guy needs a brain transplant.

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France Cracks Down on Hate Speech, Sends Carrier to Mideast

15th January 2015

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France has an aircraft carrier? Who knew?

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Jilted Wife ‘Chopped Off Husband’s Penis Twice With Scissors After Catching Him Cheating’

14th January 2015

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Let that be a lesson to us all.

‘For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.’ — Rudyard Kipling

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The Goats Fighting America’s Plant Invasion

14th January 2015

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Each country has its own invasive species and rampant plants with a tendency to grow out of control. In most, the techniques for dealing with them are similar – a mixture of powerful chemicals and diggers. But in the US a new weapon has joined the armoury in recent years – the goat.

Poison ivy, multiflora rose and bittersweet – the goats eat them all with gusto, so Knox now markets their pest-munching services one week at a time from May to November.

A herd of 35 goats can go through half an acre of dense vegetation in about four days, which, says Knox, is the same amount of time it gets them to become bored of eating the same thing.

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Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

14th January 2015

Steve Sailer looks  at the situation in France.

Last week’s Paris massacres of cartoonists and Jews might suggest to a dispassionate observer that endless mass immigration to France from the continent of Africa isn’t working out as well as expected, and thus it’s time to cut back.

After all, when you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is to stop digging.

But there hasn’t been much willingness on the part of the European establishment to admit mistakes. I’m going to suggest a simple, relatively low pain way for the French ruling caste to swallow their pride and rationalize backing away from their unsustainable immigration policy.

Up through the 1970s, progressive Westerners encouraged Africans to engage in population control. But then they stopped, because racism. Why should Africans take responsibility for moderating their own fertility when African mothers can simply immigrate to the banlieue outside Paris, where their sons can amuse themselves by burning cars?

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Things Only Food Snobs Have in Their Kitchens

14th January 2015

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1. Special salts.

2. Truffle anything.

3. Selection of bitters.

4. Stinky cheeses.

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3-Year-Old Boy Driven Away in Stolen Car Is Found After Answering Mother’s Phone

14th January 2015

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Authorities say they found a 3-year-old boy who was sitting in a car stolen outside a Utah day care Tuesday after he answered his mother’s cellphone and honked the horn to draw their attention.

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Alabama Principal Seeks Cans of Food to Defend Against Intruders

14th January 2015

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An eastern Alabama school principal is asking students to bring cans of food such as corn and peas as a way of fighting off a school intruder.

W.F. Burns Middle School Principal Priscella Holley said in a Friday letter to parents that a can could stun an intruder “or even knock him out” until police arrive.

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Top Disproportionately Common Names by Profession

13th January 2015

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You, too, can be a cliche. (I don’t see an entry for Grump, but no doubt I would feature prominently.)

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Iceland: Brewery Makes ‘Whale Testicle Beer’

13th January 2015

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Well, you know, the winter nights are long, and there really isn’t a lot to do….

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Palestinian Authority Faces Trial in Manhattan

13th January 2015

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Beyond the normal trials of being in Manhattan, they mean.

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