Sunday, April 23, 2017

The way we were-----linda ronstadt and the stone ponys - different drum (1967)

Why Some Scientists Are Embracing Activism - WSJ

Why Some Scientists Are Embracing Activism - WSJ:
Image result for settled science"...Many scientists have traditionally avoided public political activism, out of concern they would be perceived as lacking scientific objectivity.
And many researchers who aren’t participating in the marches—or the upcoming Peoples Climate March on April 29—noted that the sciences are far from a homogeneous group with shared political goals.
Molecular biologist Maryam Zaringhalam says she's participating in the March for Science to stand up for three groups she identifies with and sees as under attack: women, immigrants, and scientists..." 

WAR ON COLLEGE MEN: Professor Says Male Student’s Paper Was So Triggering She Had Trouble Disting…

Professor Says Male Student’s Paper Was So Triggering She Had Trouble Distinguishing Him From Her Rapist. 
Image result for triggering intensifies“The student cited a men’s rights advocacy group, referenced a case where a woman raped a man, questioned whether feminism was relevant, and said that concerns about gender inequality were overblown. . . . 
She said she was so upset that she could no longer grade papers or read. . . . 
She recounts screaming ‘Zero! You get a f*cking zero!’ at the computer screen as she graded the student’s two-page paper, saying that she also felt that simply by writing the paper, he had undermined her authority as an instructor.”

"If your mental health is that fragile, and leads to such sexist reactions, you probably shouldn’t be teaching. 
And by “probably,” I mean “definitely.” 
The behavior is inexcusable, and that she would write about it in anything other than a tone of abject self-criticism is unforgivable."-Posted by Glenn Reynolds at 10:00 am

DOJ Sends a Letter to Nine Sanctuary Cities: Comply With Federal Immigration Laws or Lose Your Grant Money - Katie Pavlich

DOJ Sends a Letter to Nine Sanctuary Cities: Comply With Federal Immigration Laws or Lose Your Grant Money - Katie Pavlich:

 "Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan Hanson sent a letter Friday to local government officials in nine different suspected or declared sanctuary cities and counties,  demanding proof of compliance with federal immigration laws.

The letter, sent to officials in Sacramento, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, New York City, Miami Dade County, Milwaukee County and Cook County, notes that these jurisdictions receive U.S. government grant funding. If it is to be renewed, cooperation with federal immigration authorities is expected. "

Your tax dollars at "work"-----Sharia-Advocate Sarsour to Give Graduation Address at CUNY « Clarion Project

Sharia-Advocate Sarsour to Give Graduation Address at CUNY « Clarion Project:
"Pro-sharia activist Linda Sarsour was chosen to give the commencement speech by a division of CUNY, (City University of New York).
CUNY is part of the public university system of New York City, and the largest urban university in the United States.
Image result for sharia law women punishmentsSarsour was selected chosen to give the address to CUNY’s Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy at their June 1 ceremony. 
Sarsour was recently arrested in New York for blocking traffic along with other protesters outside the Trump International Hotel in New York City. 
She had been warned several times by police officers before being removed for disorderly conduct...
Her “credentials” include:
  • Belittling the lack of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. Sarsour tweeted:
“10 weeks of PAID maternity leave in Saudi Arabia. Yes PAID. And ur worrying about women driving. Puts us to shame.”
  • Belittling other activists who stand against sharia law. Sarsour tweeted: “Brigette Gabriel=Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She’s asking 4 an a$$ whippin’. I wish I could take their vaginas away – they don’t deserve to be women.”...
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Clinton's Towering Fiasco | The Weekly Standard

Clinton's Towering Fiasco | The Weekly Standard:
"The September 2016 article in Politico championing Hillary Clinton’s use of "data analytics" now looks—how shall we put it?—rather premature.
Politico swooned that computer algorithms "underlie nearly all of the Clinton campaign's most important strategic decisions." 
Image result for clinton hubrisComputer guru Elan Kriegel had crunched the numbers for campaign manager Robby Mook, allowing Team Clinton to precisely target her potential voters and thus not waste one dime on appealing to the deplorables.
"Clintonites saw it as their secret weapon in building an insurmountable delegate lead over Bernie Sanders," Politico reported.
And come the general election the Clintonistas were downright giddy about the edge Big Data was giving them.
With the hopelessly old-school Trump team "investing virtually nothing in data analytics during the primary and little since, Kriegel's work isn't just powering Clinton's campaign, it is providing her a crucial tactical advantage."
Ah, hubris..."

Lunch video-----Marine Le Pen speech 21/04/17


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'Shattered' Revelation: Clinton Campaign Hatched Russian Hacking Narrative 24 Hours After Hillary's Loss

 'Shattered' Revelation: Clinton Campaign Hatched Russian Hacking Narrative 24 Hours After Hillary's Loss:

"The new Clinton campaign tell-all, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, reveals how Hillary Clinton personally placed blame for her bruising defeat on Russian meddling “within twenty-four hours of her concession speech.”"

The Racist History of Minimum Wage Laws | Mises Wire

The Racist History of Minimum Wage Laws | Mises Wire:
"In 1966, Milton Friedman wrote an op-ed for Newsweek entitled "Minimum Wage Rates."
In it, he argued "that the minimum-wage law is the most anti-Negro law on our statute books."
He was, of course, referring to the then-present era, after the far more explicitly racist laws from the slavery and segregation eras of United States history had already been done away with.
Image result for Minimum Wage Black UnemploymentBut his observation about the racist effects of minimum wage laws can be traced back to the nineteenth century, and they continue to have a disproportionately deleterious effect on African-Americans into the present day.
The earliest of such laws were regulations passed in regards to the railroad industry.
At the end of the nineteenth century, as Dr. Walter Williams points out, "On some railroads — most notably in the South — blacks were 85–90 percent of the firemen, 27 percent of the brakemen, and 12 percent of the switchmen."1
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, unable to block railroad companies from hiring the non-unionized black workers, called for regulations preventing the employment of blacks.
In 1909, a compromise was offered: a minimum wage, which was to be imposed equally on all races.
To the pro-minimum wage advocate, this may superficially seem like an anti-racist policy.
...One white union member at the time celebrated the new rule for removing "the incentive for employing the Negro."2
This early minimum wage rule was explicitly put in place to prevent African-Americans from finding employment, and it was successful in this goal..."
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The Troubling Trendiness Of Poverty Appropriation – The Establishment

The Troubling Trendiness Of Poverty Appropriation – The Establishment
"It’s become trendy for those with money to appropriate the poverty lifestyle — and it troubles me for one simple reason. 
I grew up in the far-flung wiles of Blythe, California.
Never heard of it?
You’re not alone.
...It wasn’t what anyone would call a glamorous experience.
This background, this essential part of who I am, makes it particularly difficult to stomach the latest trend in “simple” living — people moving into tiny homes and trailers.
How many folks, I wonder, who have engaged in the Tiny House Movement have ever actually lived in a tiny, mobile place?
Because what those who can afford homes call “living light,” poor folks call “gratitude for what we’ve got.”
And it’s not just the Tiny House Movement that incites my discontent. 
From dumpster diving to trailer-themed bars to haute cuisine in the form of poor-household staples, it’s become trendy for those with money to appropriate the poverty lifestyle — and it troubles me for one simple reason.
The Tiny House Movement began in the ’90s, but has only been rising in popularity since the recession..."
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WSJ: How $100 Of Your Taxes Are Spent

WSJTaxProf Blog:
Wall Street Journal, How $100 of Your Taxes Are Spent:
"...To answer the question, here is a “Taxpayer Receipt” showing how each $100 of taxes was spent, both for 2016 and five years earlier...
Looking at the list of expenditures, it is clear why some say the U.S. is a giant insurance company with an army. 
Half of all spending goes for Social Security benefits and health programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, while another 20% is for defense and military benefits..."

You ought to know!

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The big, amazing list of people Obama spied on

The big, amazing list of people Obama spied on:

 "The Obama administration isn’t accused of gathering intelligence information to spy for political, and other, purposes just once. Or twice. Or even just three times.
A remarkable timeline assembled by ace investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson shows just how often the Obama administration apparently spied on friend and foe alike.
With all of this information gathered in one place, WND then compiled a list gleaned from Attkisson’s timeline of all those whom the Obama administration is suspected of targeting either by spying, or investigating and/or prosecuting using intelligence information.

And the list is impressive."

Obama Administration Trying to Keep 11,000 Documents Sealed - Rolling Stone

Obama Administration Trying to Keep 11,000 Documents Sealed - Rolling Stone:
"...For years now, the federal government has been quietly fighting to keep a lid on an 11,000-document cache of government communications relating to financial policy.
Image result for obama secretsThe sheer breadth of the effort to keep this material secret may not have a precedent in modern presidential times.
"It's the mother of all privilege logs," explains one lawyer connected with the case.
The Obama administration invoked executive privilege, attorney-client and deliberative process over these documents and insisted that their release would negatively impact global financial markets..."

AM Fruitcake

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History for April 23

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History for April 23 -
William Shakespeare 1564 - Poet, playwright ("Julius Caesar," "Romeo and Juliet," "MacBeth"), believed to have been born on April 23 based on his baptism on April 26, 1564, James Buchanan 1791 - 15th U.S. President, nickname: Old Buck, Shirley (Jane) Temple Black 1928 - Child actress ("Little Miss Marker," "Heidi," "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm")

Roy Orbison 1936 - Singer (Traveling Wilburys), Lee Majors (Harvey Lee Yeary II) 1940 - Actor ("The Six Million Dollar Man," "Big Valley," "The Bionic Woman"), Joyce DeWitt 1949 - Actress ("Three's Company)

1900 - The word "hillbilly" was first used in print in an article in the "New York Journal." It was spelled "Hill-Billie".

1908 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt signed an act creating the U.S. Army Reserve.
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1945 - The Soviet Army fought its way into Berlin.

1964 - Ken Johnson (Houston Astros) threw the first no-hitter for a loss. The game was lost 1-0 to the Cincinnati Reds due to two errors.
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1967 - The Soyuz 1 was launched by Russia.

1985 - The Coca-Cola Company announced that it was changing its 99-year-old secret formula. New Coke was not successful, which resulted in the resumption of selling the original version.
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1988 - A U.S. federal law took effect that banned smoking on flights that were under two hours.
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2005 - The first video was uploaded to

Saturday, April 22, 2017

What happened to you white people?

What happened to you white people?:

"The world was grateful when you white folks rose up to destroy Japan and Germany due to their “Superiority Complex.” Those were just causes.

 Well, we have some just causes here today, and you righteous white folks who fought with our grandfathers for righteousness are cowering behind “tolerance” while others are destroying our culture.

All they have to do is call you a name and you apologize for being white. Can you imagine the names I am called for being a black conservative? Get over your guilt; it is killing us.

They forced affirmative action down your throats, and you sat silently. They forced your children out of jobs and gave them to others, and you thought it was noble to pay for your fathers’ sins.

Maybe there is something else going on with you. Maybe some of you really consider yourselves having “white privilege.” Wake up! White privilege does not exist. Stop apologizing for having a culture. Start proclaiming that what works for you will work for anyone."

Report: Trump Rolls Back $60 Billion More in Regulatory Savings - Washington Free Beacon

Report: Trump Rolls Back $60 Billion More in Regulatory Savings - Washington Free Beacon:

 "President Donald Trump and Congress have saved an additional $60 billion in regulatory costs by rolling back Obama administration rules, according to a new report.

The American Action Forum, a center-right policy institute, released a report Tuesday documenting the most recent ways the administration and Congress have used the Congressional Review Act to repeal regulations."

The way we were-----We Five - You Were On My Mind (Live On Hollywood Palace)

An Earth Day Education - WSJ

An Earth Day Education - WSJ
"Just in time for Saturday’s Earth Day forecasts of environmental apocalypse, economist Mark Perry provides a helpful reminder of the accuracy of previous eco-prophecies. 
Specifically, he notes “18 spectacularly wrong predictions” made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970.
Perhaps because earlier predictions of catastrophe were off target, it’s clear that in 2017 many of Earth’s inhabitants are still not persuaded that their planet is doomed. But Earth Day Network President Kathleen Rogers may have a solution for this. She writes for CNN today about her organization’s “campaign to bring climate and environmental literacy to the world.”
Ms. Brown explains: “Climate literacy is now recognized universally as the engine for driving individual behavioral change, building consumer support for a green economy, creating green technologies and jobs, and promoting policy reforms at all levels of government. Recognizing the importance of an educated global population, the authors of the Paris Climate Agreement put climate education at its heart, calling on national governments to cooperate in taking measures to enhance climate education, training and access to information.”
This column would like to do its part by sharing a valuable history lesson, thanks to Mr. Perry and also to my onetime colleague Ronald Bailey, who in a 2000 piece for Reason magazine looked back at the first Earth Day. 
Here’s what Mr. Bailey wrote on the 30th anniversary of that landmark eco-happening:
Image result for “population bomb”Imminent global famine caused by the explosion of the “population bomb” was the big issue on Earth Day 1970. Then--and now--the most prominent prophet of population doom was Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich. Dubbed “ecology’s angry lobbyist” by Life magazine, the gloomy Ehrlich was quoted everywhere. “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make,” he confidently declared in an interview with then-radical journalist Peter Collier in the April 1970 Mademoiselle. “The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”
“Most of the people who are going to die in the greatest cataclysm in the history of man have already been born,” wrote Ehrlich in an essay titled “Eco-Catastrophe!,” which ran in the special Earth Day issue of the radical magazine Ramparts. “By...[1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.” Ehrlich sketched out his most alarmist scenario for the Earth Day issue of The Progressive, assuring readers that between 1980 and 1989, some 4 billion people, including 65 million Americans, would perish in the “Great Die-Off.”
Readers old enough to remember the 1980s should be forgiven if they can’t quite seem to recall a famine wiping out most of the world’s population. 
As Mr. Bailey noted in assessing the accuracy of Mr. Ehrlich’s predictions:
Time has not been gentle with these prophecies. It’s absolutely true that far too many people remain poor and hungry in the world--800 million people are still malnourished and nearly 1.2 billion live on less than a dollar a day--but we have not seen mass starvation around the world in the past three decades. Where we have seen famines, such as in Somalia and Ethiopia, they are invariably the result of war and political instability. Indeed, far from turning brown, the Green Revolution has never been so verdant. Food production has handily outpaced population growth and food today is cheaper and more abundant than ever before. Since 1970, the amount of food per person globally has increased by 26 percent, and as the International Food Policy Research Institute reported in October 1999, “World market prices for wheat, maize, and rice, adjusted for inflation, are the lowest they have been in the last century.”
Since Mr. Bailey wrote those words in 2000, anyone still waiting for the Great Die-Off to begin has been continually disappointed..."
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Islam’s ‘manufactured refugee crisis’ revealed

Islam’s ‘manufactured refugee crisis’ revealed
"The entire Western world is being swamped by an Islamic invasion. 
But Muslims aren’t coming in uniforms and carrying guns. 
They’re arriving en masse with the assistance of Western governments. 
Some call it refugee resettlement. 
Image result for conquest via immigration.Others simply believe it is just immigration. 
Few are willing to call it what it is – an “act of conquest,” according to traditional Islam.
...The purpose of the documentary is to introduce Westerners to the double meaning in the term “hijrah.” 
Nehlen argues the media is eager to project an innocent meaning onto the term, which is often used to refer to the journey of the Islamic prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina.
 It can also be used in a more abstract, spiritual context as a kind of “flight from sin.”
But Nehlen says there is a more sinister meaning, as the term can also refer to conquest via immigration.
“Learning the dual meanings of the word ‘hijrah’ is critical to your understanding of the manufactured refugee crisis and the migration in the name of Allah,” Nehlen proclaims in the film..."
Read on and understand the menace!

GM says Venezuela has seized its car plant - Apr. 20, 2017

 GM says Venezuela has seized its car plant - Apr. 20, 2017:

"General Motors says it will immediately halt operations in Venezuela after its plant in the country was unexpectedly seized by authorities.
GM (GM) described the takeover as an "illegal judicial seizure of its assets.""