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Thoughts From the Ammo Line: “Stop Telling Us Who We Are!”

17th March 2017

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Any time a Leftist disagrees with a policy, a person, or an idea, if he has already used up the tedious racist/sexist/whatever deal, and hasn’t started rioting yet, he has one more lame argument in his bag of tricks. He has learned from ex-President Obama, to point his nose skyward and assert, “That’s not who we are!” Please. Do us the courtesy of not telling us who we are when you don’t even know us. You know precious few Heartland Americans, as we can tell by the movies you make about us. They ring as true as Hillary’s mortifying black preacher accent when she’s “no ways tahrd.”

Barry’s other go-to threat was that we would end up on “the wrong side of history.” But History just kicked him in the nuts, as History will sometimes do, so it’s back to telling us who we are.

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

17th March 2017

Halal-Butchered Wife on the Streets of Kiel

Dutch elections: Turkish minister claims ‘holy wars will soon begin in Europe’ after Geert Wilders beaten

Mosque Raided in Hildesheim

Suicide bomber kills at least 25 at Palace of Justice in Damascus on sixth anniversary of Syrian civil war

Erdogan’s Enemies Ask for Asylum in Switzerland

Jihadis using religious visa to enter US, experts warn

Isis commander of Mosul’s Old City killed as government troops near key bridge over Tigris River

Egypt’s Leading Imam: Christianity and Judaism Create Terrorism No Less than Islam

Culture-Enriching Gang Rapists to be Deported From Sweden

Pakistan ‘violates Kashmir truce’ with India for third time in 24 hours

How anti-immigrant anger threatens to remake the liberal Netherlands

Angry Students Protest Publisher Of Mohammad Cartoons

Turkey President Erdogan: ‘Nazism is Alive in the West’ Because Netherlands, Germany Not Allowing Pro-Erdogan Rallies

Arab Factions Praise Jordanian Terrorist For Killing Israeli Schoolgirls

‘We Are Finding New Ones Every Day:’ ISIS Mass Graves Unearthed

A New Genocide for Egypt’s Christians?

Al-Qaida Returns To Prominence In Syria As ISIS Continues To Be Beaten Back

Assad Calls New US Troops Deployed To Syria ‘Invaders’  Just think of them as undocumented guest workers.

Sweden Realizes It’s Been Financially Supporting Hundreds Of Terrorists For Years

Coalition official: ISIS-held Mosul completely surrounded

The Lessons of Omar Abdel Rahman

Jordan releases soldier who massacred seven Israeli schoolgirls

British volunteer crowdfunds third ‘tour’ fighting Isis in Syria

We are looking into a future where Turkey is an enemy, not an ally

Ancient palace revealed under destroyed Mosul shrine

Turkey vows to retaliate in ‘harshest ways’ after Netherlands expels minister

Netherlands ban Turkish ministers as dispute escalates

Turkey seals off Dutch embassy citing ‘security reasons’ as diplomatic row escalates

Syria: At least 40 killed in dual Damascus bombing targeting Shia Iraqis

Erdogan calls Dutch government ‘Nazis’ after Turkish foreign minister’s plane prevented from landing in Netherlands

Turkey’s Purge Reaches Its Largest Defense Corporation

Marine Le Pen: “I am Doing my Job When I Denounce ISIS”

Bulgarian Vigilantes Patrol Turkey Border to Keep Migrants Out – NBC News

Turkey’s determination against Kurds alienates U.S., Russia

U.S. airstrike in Kunduz signals a new chapter in Afghanistan

Iran Opposition Unveils Secret IRGC Tactics

ISIS Leaders Flee Raqqa, Leaving Their Men To Die

Top US General: Iran Poses ‘Greatest Long Term Threat’ To Middle East Security

Mayor Calls Criticism Of Muslim Prayers In School ‘Hate Speech’

Trump’s Sending 2,500 More Troops To Support ISIS War

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Indecisive People Rejoice: There’s an iPhone Case That’s Also an Android Phone

16th March 2017

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Ideal for beta males who are afraid to commit.

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The Full List of Agencies Trump Wants to Cut

16th March 2017

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And a mouth-watering list it is, too.

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It’s Not Fake News: Predators Are Taking Advantage of Target’s Fitting Room Policy

16th March 2017

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Until recently, bathrooms were one of the remaining places in society where men were not permitted to be with women and vice versa. Because of that clear barrier, even the sight of a man pushing open the door to a women’s restroom would raise eyebrows—and deter any would-be assailant with half a brain.

But all that is changing, as rules designed to protect privacy between the sexes are upended. Shortly after Target made its big announcement, a man recorded himself walking into his local Target and asserting his new right to use the women’s restroom. He did not state that he identifies as a woman; he simply said he wanted to make sure he had the right to use the women’s restroom. In the video, a manager assures him that he does, and when asked what the store will do if any women are upset, the manager says he will “take care of it.”

Apparently it was not long before Target’s lawyers got wind of the viral video; it was taken down almost immediately.

But the video was not an isolated incident. The following month, The New York Times ran the headline “Men Are Posting Videos of Themselves Testing Target’s New Bathroom Policy.” The piece reported, “Multiple videos have popped up on YouTube showing men confronting store managers about the policy and asking what would stop them from entering the women’s bathroom inside the store. In the videos, the managers can be seen (or heard, since some of the video is poorly shot) patiently saying that nothing would stop the men from using the women’s room.” Nothing.

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Immigrants Are Going Hungry so Trump Won’t Deport Them

16th March 2017

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Note that this is Fake News:

The evidence is still anecdotal — and The Washington Post was unable to speak directly with immigrants who chose to cancel their SNAP benefits.

So there’s no proof. This is just hand-wringing and tendentious hearsay from obviously partisan activists.

Yet this is reported as news.

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The Fading Star

16th March 2017

ZMan blows the whistle.

Celebrity intellectuals are not famous because they have offered up a great insight or discovery. There’s no money in that. New ideas challenge the orthodoxy. The people with the money to help an aspiring celebrity intellectual live the sort of life they deserve tend not to like challenges to the orthodoxy. Instead they gravitate to people who confirm that the current arrangements are as the heavens ordained. That’s [Malcolm] Gladwell. His celebrity is rooted in his ability to flatter the Cloud People.

The typical path to celebrity for these guys is not much different than the way mediocre comics get rich and famous. The game is to flatter the right audience. Making a bunch of bad whites in the hill country feel good about themselves is not a path to the easy life. You can make a nice living, but you’re not going to be doing Ted Talks or getting five figures to do the college circuit. Figure how to let the Cloud People on the Upper West Side feel like champions and you have the golden ticket.

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Liberals Are So Desperate to Take Down Trump They’re Paying Thousands for Fake Docs

16th March 2017

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A liberal activist desperate to take down President Donald Trump paid thousands of dollars for what turned out to be forged documents, revealing a willingness among Trump’s critics to believe almost anything that might hurt his presidency.

The Israeli flew to Rome in January to meet with an Italian businessman who promised him a set of potentially explosive documents on Trump in exchange for $9,000 in cash, reports Buzzfeed News. The documents appeared to prove ExxonMobil had secretly bribed the president to nominate Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, and the man eagerly passed them on to Democrat operatives and journalists. But they turned out to be forgeries.

Hey, they voted for Bernie, obviously they’ll believe anything.

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Thought for the Day

16th March 2017

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How The West Was Won

16th March 2017

Scott Alexander deconstructs Western Civ.

I worry that Caplan is eliding the important summoner/demon distinction. This is an easy distinction to miss, since demons often kill their summoners and wear their skin. But in this case, he’s become hopelessly confused without it.

I am pretty sure there was, at one point, such a thing as western civilization. I think it involved things like dancing around maypoles and copying Latin manuscripts. At some point Thor might have been involved. That civilization is dead. It summoned an alien entity from beyond the void which devoured its summoner and is proceeding to eat the rest of the world.

“Western culture” is no more related to the geographical west than western medicine. People who complain about western culture taking over their country always manage to bring up Coca-Cola. But in what sense is Coca-Cola culturally western? It’s an Ethiopian bean mixed with a Colombian leaf mixed with carbonated water and lots and lots of sugar. An American was the first person to discover that this combination tasted really good – our technological/economic head start ensured that. But in a world where America never existed, eventually some Japanese or Arabian chemist would have found that sugar-filled fizzy drinks were really tasty. It was a discovery waiting to be plucked out of the void, like penicillin. America summoned it but did not create it. If western medicine is just medicine that works, soda pop is just refreshment that works.

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Library Hand, the Fastidiously Neat Penmanship Style Made for Card Catalogs

15th March 2017

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Influenced by Edison and honed via experimenting on patient, hand-sore librarians, library hand focused on uniformity rather than beauty. “The handwriting of the old-fashioned writing master is quite as illegible as that of the most illiterate boor,” read a New York State Library School handbook. “Take great pains to have all writing uniform in size, blackness of lines, slant, spacing and forms of letters,” wrote Dewey in 1887. And if librarians thought they could get away with just any black ink, they could think again real fast. “Inks called black vary much in color,” scoffed the New York State Library School handwriting guide.

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Another Solar Company Goes Bankrupt

15th March 2017

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And you and I pay the bill. Aren’t you proud?

Sungevity was one of seven residential solar power companies, which Congress announced in September it would formally investigate for wrongfully receiving billions in tax credits from the government. The federal government likely handed out roughly $25 billion in cash grants and tax credits to these companies.

I guess that’s why they call it ‘green energy’.

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Father Marries Off Three-Year-Old Daughter to ‘Settle Dispute Over Alleged Affair’

15th March 2017

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A three-year-old girl has been forced into marriage in order to settle a dispute between her father and another man, it has been reported.

The child has been married to a nine-year-old boy in Pakistan’s Neelum Valley, in the province of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, after her father failed to pay a penalty for allegedly having an affair Dawn.com reports.

Pakistani police have called the incident a case of Vani, a custom in which young girls are forced to be married by way of punishment for a crime committed by a male relative.

 

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US Islamophobia: Threats and Acts of Vandalism Against Mosques Double So Far in 2017

15th March 2017

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Wow, a whole 32 incidents.

Compare that with the black-on-black murder rate in Chicago (762 in 2016).

Compare that to the 69 threats against 54 Jewish community centers as of mid-February in 2017.

I’d say that Muslims are doing better than average.

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Nike Hijab Enrages Right-Wing Joggers: ‘I Will Never Buy Another Nike Product Again’

15th March 2017

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There’s no pleasing some people.

(‘Right-wing joggers’ is a concept like ‘left-wing gun nuts’ — I need to see it before I believe it.)

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Good Samaritan Beaten With Own Cane After Trying to Pay for Someone’s Meal [VIDEO]

15th March 2017

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By Persons of Color, of course.

White Privilege means never having to prove you’re Bad by acting like an asshole.

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Fake Science

15th March 2017

ZMan blows the whistle.

Unless you have been in a cave the last year, you are well aware of the fact that most of what we call news is just made up. Any story with “sources say” in it is fictional. The writer simply conjured the sources and most likely the things they would have said, if they existed. Maybe someone did say something like what was reported, but the so-called reporter was not there to hear it. At best, they got it from the gossip chain or from some C-level talking head, cooling his heels in a cable television green room.

The worst for this is sports reporting, as they no longer even pretend to do be doing real reporting. They just make stuff up and slap the words “according to sources” on it and it is posted as news. Trade rumors are where you see this all the time. Since the people doing the deals for the sports clubs are not talking about their business on camera, the fake news reporters are free to just make up what they want, so they do. It’s all pitched as “rumors” so when it never happens, the fake sports reporters can “report” on that.

Even fake news needs content, which is where fake science comes in. There’s nothing better for a fake news story than a quote from a fake scientist, especially when the topic is human health. Turn on the local fake newscast and there’s always at least one fake story on health or diet. Many of these shows now have a recurring health segment where one of the bubble heads puts on their serious face and talks into the camera about some new threat to your health, usually your diet. It’s all fake.

The root cause of the replication crisis in the soft sciences is mostly due to the fact that it is it not science. It’s market research. They try to quantify some behavior in order to pitch an idea already popular in the mass media or with the managerial class. By slapping the word “science” on it, they are pitching their role as an authority. Bill Nye, the toaster repairman, has made a killing claiming to speak for science on behalf of the cult of Gaia worship. The Cornell Food Lab does the same thing, but for nutrition and food marketing.

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The Rich Are the Party of the Left

15th March 2017

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Thereby certifying that the Left in this country – and indeed around the world – have become throroughly corrupt; the biggest case of ‘regulatory capture’ in human history.

It is perhaps long past time that conservatives switch places with liberals in attacking big business and the rich generally—especially the Silicon Valley rich.

But if you want a really stunning portrait into the corruption of the rich left, take in a new report from the Brookings Institution (yes, the Brookings Institution!) about ill-liberal arts colleges. Like, oh I don’t know—perhaps Middlebury?

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Thought for the Day

15th March 2017

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David Chang’s Unified Theory of Deliciousness

15th March 2017

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My first breakthrough on this idea was with salt. It’s the most basic ingredient, but it can also be hellishly complex. A chef can go crazy figuring out how much salt to add to a dish. But I believe there is an objectively correct amount of salt, and it is rooted in a counterintuitive idea. Normally we think of a balanced dish as being neither too salty nor undersalted. I think that’s wrong. When a dish is perfectly seasoned, it will taste simultaneously like it has too much salt and too little salt. It is fully committed to being both at the same time.

Try it for yourself. Set out a few glasses of water with varying amounts of salt in them. As you taste them, think hard about whether there is too much or too little salt. If you keep experimenting, you’ll eventually hit this sweet spot. You’ll think that it’s too bland, but as soon as you form that thought, you’ll suddenly find it tastes too salty. It teeters. And once you experience that sensation, I guarantee it will be in your head any time you taste anything for the rest of your life.

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RINO ALERT: Republicans Threatening to Expose Donald Trump as the Emperor With No Clothes

15th March 2017

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I’d be more interested in finding out which bathroom Lindsey Graham uses than anything to do with Trump’s tax returns.

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New Zealand River Becomes First in World to Be Given Legal Status of a Person

15th March 2017

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I am not making this up.

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Iron Fist Star Finn Jones Says Donald Trump Is to Blame for Scathing Reviews

15th March 2017

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Hey, I had a crappy hamburger from McDonald’s the other day. I’ll just bet it’s Donald Trump’s fault.

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“Frantic Yelling Ensued”

15th March 2017

Steve Sailer celebrates blowing up the Internet.

Congressman Steve King (R-IA) has noticed just how extremist today’s respectable conventional wisdom has become. So King has been exercising a Trump-like knack for trolling the Establishment with blunt truths that enrage goodthinkers into revealing just how much their worldview is founded upon hatred of average Americans.

King is particularly hateful because he represents Sioux County, Iowa, which Stanford economist Raj Chetty’s big 2015 study of IRS returns from 1996 to 2012 found to be the single best county in America for raising children who are upwardly mobile. Sioux County is extremely white, Protestant, native-born, traditionalist, and prosperous. It represents the egalitarian essence of everything that coastal elites find deplorable about the people they currently preside over.

Numerous talking heads responded to King that taking care of “somebody else’s babies” is what America has always been about. John Adams and the other Founding Fathers weren’t fathers looking out for the interests of their progeny. Instead they were inseminating an idea: that America exists for the benefit of the huddled masses of not-yet-arrived immigrants who are, by definition, the only true Americans.

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H-1B Visas Keep Down U.S. Tech Wages, Study Shows

15th March 2017

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And, as Steve Sailer says:

But let’s not get carried away with this wild hypothesis that the reason billionaire bosses like H-1B visas is because it means less money in the pockets of American workers and more money in the pockets of the billionaires. After all, what do billionaires know about money? They’re not economists, are they?

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NYT Eats Crow After Trump Tax Return Proves Major Story Wrong

15th March 2017

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Once again, the DemLegHump Media gives us Fake News, but Trump remains the New Hitler.

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Physics Teachers to Provide “Pronoun Stickers”

15th March 2017

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I am not making this up.

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Map Shows the Animal Most Likely to Kill You in Each State

14th March 2017

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Good to know.

Wouldn’t have expected gators in Illinois, though.

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‘Five-second rule’ for Food Dropped on the Floor Approved by Germ Scientists

14th March 2017

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Well. There it is.

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Mass Secret Grave in Eastern Mexico Could Be Country’s Largest, Official Says

14th March 2017

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Bodies are still being recovered from a clandestine grave in Mexico’s Veracruz state that a local prosecutor says could turn out to be the largest in the country. Jorge Winckler Ortiz, the state attorney general of Veracruz, says that at one large site, 250 skulls have been found, with more excavation to be done.

Winckler says the bodies are those of people murdered by gangs, with the complicity of the government. He added that officials had also deceived families who asked for help in identifying whether their missing loved ones might be in the graves.

But of course we don’t need a wall! Open the borders! Let ’em all in! What could go wrong?

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The Tribal States of America

14th March 2017

ZMan casts a jaundiced eye.

The hand-wringers all swear that we are reliving Weimar Germany and Trump is the 12th invisible Hitler the prophecies foretold. The inevitable result is the Cossacks galloping through the streets of Jewish neighborhoods. Maybe so, but I’m skeptical. Trump seems to get along well with the Tribe and he seems to love his Jewish grandchildren. He has quite a few Jewish advisers and business partners. Maybe they are not making Hitlers like they used to, but my hunch is he is not Hitler and we are not Weimar Germany.

Whites in American have never been anti-Semitic and have largely accepted the reality of Jewish success in America. In fact, most whites take some pride in it, seeing it as validation of America’s meritocratic culture. The millions of Muslims being imported will obviously be hostile to this arrangement. Hispanics and Asians don’t seem to care. Progressive whites, on the other hand, are increasingly anti-Semitic, suggesting there is a war brewing among the Cloud People. The Democrats coming close to putting Keith Ellison in charge is a good example.

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Study Claims Atheists Could Die Out Because They Love Birth Control So Much

14th March 2017

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Well, you know, stuff has consequences.

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Most Asylum Seekers Will Stay in Canada Even If Asylum Rejected

14th March 2017

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Well, good luck to ’em, eh.

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Chicago Residents Beg for More Police as Sexual Assaults Rise in City

14th March 2017

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Well, electing Democrats will do that for you.

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Wisconsin Says At Least 60 People Voted Illegally In Primary

14th March 2017

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But of course there’s no such thing as voter fraud so THEREFORE we don’t need any voter ID laws.

Who are you going to believe, Democrats or your lyin’ eyes?

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Professor Calls Curing Deafness In Children ‘CULTURAL GENOCIDE’

14th March 2017

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A professor at America’s premier college for deaf students has now proposed that curing deafness is a form of “cultural genocide” because deaf people who can hear would stop using sign language.

Well, yeah, that’s the idea. (More to the point, it would break the rice bowl of professors at colleges for deaf students.)

“This bias of Hearing culture can be seen in the normative claim that it is better to be a member of the dominant, mainstream Hearing cultural community than to be a member of the non-dominant Deaf cultural community,” Burke writes.

Ableism is CrimeThink!

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New Zealand Could Have Been Part of the United States

14th March 2017

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As historian Gerald Horne explains in the 2007 book The White Pacific, “When gold was discovered in Otago in 1861, it was the New Zealanders who attracted attention from California to the point where there was very temporary talk of New Zealand becoming a part of the United States. In both England and New Zealand it was widely believed that an independent New Zealand would gravitate toward the U.S. sphere.”

If the small colony of New Zealand had sought independence from Britain in the 1860s or 70s, Americans could well be calling it a territory, or even a state. After all, there were just 33 American states in 1860.

Recommended movie: Nate and Hayes.

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Thought for the Day

14th March 2017

Gallery: Matt cartoons, March 2017

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Fractions within the Working Class

14th March 2017

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When politicians prose on about ‘working families’, what they really mean (without feeling empowered to say so) is ‘working class families’.

So, I pulled out the General Social Survey (GSS), which has been asking thousands of Americans every year or so all about their lives, political identifications, and voting patterns. I decided to see if there were differences within the working class based on type of working-class job, and not on education, race or  income level.  Working-class jobs are those with little autonomy and often involving the use of one’s body – to wield a hammer, carry a baby, deliver a package from Amazon, stand all day greeting customers.  These jobs are held by a very diverse group of people; there are more people of color in the working class than in the middle or upper class.  When I refer to “the working class,” I mean this whole diverse group, not only white male workers.

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South Australia Embraces a Command Economy to Fix Green Energy Woes

14th March 2017

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Instead of coming clean on policy failures, South Australia, the world’s renewable energy crash test dummy, has announced a decision to ditch free markets and assume direct government control of the electricity grid, in an effort to stabilise their self inflicted renewable energy nightmare.

But THAT trick NEVER works….

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This Forestry CEO Is Suing Greenpeace Because It’s ‘Just Lying to Raise Money’

13th March 2017

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Yeah, well, that’s what they do.

Unless the Sky Is Falling (Film at 11, Women and Minorities Hardest Hit) there’s no reason for them to be.

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Why We Have Daylight Saving Time and Why We Should Scrap It

13th March 2017

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Let’s first dispense with some of the myths behind Daylight Saving Time (DST). Many people assume we enacted DST to help farmers. That’s nonsense. Most of my relatives who aren’t in prison are farmers. I have no idea what time they wake up in the morning because whenever I visit they’ve already eaten lunch by the time I’m mixing a hangover cure. They rise before dawn to feed the cows, mow the corn, construct scarecrows, etc. All without directives from Congress.

Daylight Saving Time came about because of World War I. Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States all pushed our clocks forward to better coordinate waking hours with light bulb use, thereby conserving electricity. The program lapsed until World War II, when President Franklin Roosevelt instituted “War Time Zones,” which were basically the same thing, only with a cooler-sounding name. Astonishingly, despite originating as a temporary FDR government program, War Time Zones actually ceased at the conclusion of the war. Thereafter time zones defaulted to municipalities until 1966, when Congress enacted a permanent annual Daylight Saving Time, in part to standardize the plethora of discordant clocks across the nation.

Today all of these reasons are outdated. We probably won’t go to war with Germany again for another 20 or 30 years. And all of the economic benefits seem to cancel each other out. While we saved about 1 percent on electricity when first enacting DST, that figure is now offset by an increase in air conditioning. The idea that we’ll all revert back to discordant municipal time zones set by the sundial in our mayor’s front yard is utter nonsense. Everyone I know owns a smartphone, set automatically by a clutch of nerds in Cupertino.

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Thought for the Day

13th March 2017

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New York to Scrap Literacy Test for Teachers in the Name of Diversity

12th March 2017

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After all, if it takes a village to raise a child, most villages in the world are illiterate anyway.

Prospective teachers in New York will likely no longer have to pass a basic reading and writing literacy exam, the Associated Press is reporting.

The state’s Board of Regents is expected to ditch the Academic Literacy Skills Test in part because black and Hispanic teaching candidates struggled to pass the exam, according to the AP.

The rights of Official Victims to a job surely outweighs the rights of some random kids to get taught.

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Those Home Delivery Meal-Services Even Provide Liquefied Quail

12th March 2017

Lileks.

To save my family from my predictable pedestrian cooking, I signed up for one of those services that gives you a box of stuff once a week. If you’re used to using the smoke detector as a timer, it’s a new level of cookery. The accompanying directions have stories, of course.

I’d use one myself, but they appear oriented toward the hipster-foodie demographic, which gives me a rash.

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Paypal Horror Story 40k Frozen No Answers

12th March 2017

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Avoid using PayPal.

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Louise Mensch Claims She Has Evidence That the Founder of Breitbart Was Murdered by Russian Agents

12th March 2017

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Louise Mensch is a Tory Member of Parliament in Britain. Apparently they have the same problems with the LaborLegHump Media over there.

Conspiracies! Conspiracies everywhere! Dogs and cats living together! Madness! Communists in Congress! (Well, that part happens to be true….)

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Fake Anti-Muslim Backlash

12th March 2017

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Americans are constantly warned by mainstream media that our prejudices and intolerance radicalize Muslims.

This powder-keg narrative is so ingrained that it recurs almost reflexively after every terror attack. And yet the much-predicted anti-Muslim backlash never materializes, in spite of a veritable industry promoting the idea.

In point of fact, American society is incredibly tolerant of Muslims and even Islamists. FBI statistics still show that most anti-religious hate crimes in the US are perpetrated against Jews. Even in the days following the election of Donald Trump, when the media was ablaze with talk of anti-Muslim backlash, Muslims constituted just 6 percent of “hate crimes” documented by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), one of the loudest voices warning of so-called “Islamophobia” in recent years.

What has been occurring with increasing regularity, though, is the appearance of a backlash against Muslims perpetrated by Muslims themselves.

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Thought for the Day

12th March 2017

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Man Pictured ‘Humping’ Fearless Girl Statue Unveiled on Wall Street for International Women’s Day

12th March 2017

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Told you so. New York.

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