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Wednesday, August 27. 2014
I can use words like hammers, and be paid for it. I do. But I won't do it here.
Elite schools are still mostly attended by wealthy people
Why “S&P 2000″ Is A Fed Manufactured Mirage: The “Buy The Dips” Chart That Says It All
Who-d a-thunk it? Total tax costs in Canada are 46.4% lower than in the US, and Burger King wants to move there?
Politicians feel businesses work for government and their only function is a source of tax revenue
The Democratic Shift to the Left:
Whopper Donut Cheeseburgers, Eh?
It’s come to this: The War on Bacon is real
Dealing Honestly with ‘White Privilege’ - What do people mean when they evoke "white privilege"?
How Megyn Kelly reveals her racism - by paternalism
A STATE WITHOUT BORDERS – Governor Brown Welcomes ALL ILLEGALS to California
VDH: The Madness of 2008 - A nation became unhinged by trivialities like “hope and change.” It has now awakened.
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Brown to illegals - Come to California, those people who voted for me will pay.
I call bullshit on the Salon article regarding elite school admissions. The writer's first sentence is plainly wrong:
"There are more students from low-income schools with top grades and competitive exam scores than ever, more low-income students going to college than ever, but the number of these students attending elite colleges has stagnated over the last 20 years."
Given the decline in graduation rates, softening curriculums, declining test scores and ever reduced IQ scores, I'd bet there is not one single shred of evidence to support such an assertion as contained in the first seventeen words of that article. Pure fantasy.
Them's some 'spensive oysters and skrimp.
I suppose I should avoid the Duck's campus. They would behead me for sure!
I used to live in the ATL. I live between it and the sea now. Guess I will soon be inundated. "How long can you tread water?" Gonna have to start the keel on the ark soon. Does anyone Noah how much a cubit is? Does it depend on what the definition of is is?
I have to admit I was suprised when Megyn Kelly came out supporting the white privilage meme. She is usually pretty sharp and can see through the BS. I chalk this up to the tendency all of the media has to avoid saying the wrong thing when it comes to race, gender or sexual preference issues. She is safe bemoaning the fact that 4 times as many black children are born into poverty then white children and pointing out the obvious reasons for it will only get her into trouble. Regarding children born into poverty I have often wondered why in a society where birth control is available everywhere that someone chooses to have a child when they don't have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of. Are they stupid/ignorant or is it all about the welfare? But there are at least two things wrong with that statistic about black children being born into poverty. First I will assume that in order to achieve the startling number of 4 times as many black children born into poverty they are using a per population calculation. That is if the number of children born into poverty for blacks is exactly the same as the number for whites well then since there are 4 times as many whites then the percentage of children per capita is four times greater for blacks. So while true it is still deceiving. Kind of like when the weather channel wants tomake it look colder then it realy is in the winter they put put the wind chill temperatures rather then the actual temperatures. It makes North Dakota look pretty cold and makes a better story. The second problem I have with the statement that 4 times as many blacks are born into poverty then whites is that in all of these statistics they ignore any welfare. So if the mother is getting $40,000 in cash and benefits but has no job and no earned income then they attribute her status as zero income or poverty. Yet in fact she may be living in a three bedroom apartment with plenty of food, cell phone, air conditioning, two big color TVs, a car, vacations and partys until 3am every Friday and Saturday at the local clubs. Yet statistically she is in poverty. This is also not too different then the weather channel displaying ficticious temperatures because they look dramatic and make for good TV. It has gotten to the point where you cannot trust any statistical data at all because the raw data is massaged probably multiple times be request of various special interest groups with the intent of arriving at the desired results. What could possibly be worse for the race pimps and NAACP then honest and accurate reporting of the facts and logical conclusions based on those facts?
The other factor overlooked in the numbers and not allowed to be discussed in liberal company is WHY blacks are born into poverty more than whites is that the majority of blacks are born into single mother households with Dad in jail or likely nowhere to be found. This is not a function of white racism but rather black cultural failure perpetuated by well meaning white incentives from bad welfare policies.
Megan apparently is suffering from white, hot blond privilege. As a female she is reacting with female impulse to protect and coddle versus male impulse to account for personal responsibility.
Yes, we need to 'not eat pork' because it would be 'insensitive' to a bunch of interlopers.
But, we are asked to be tolerant of horse-slaughter, because Mexico, and no-doubt, when the Koreans start kicking up dust, we will have to countenance THEM hanging live dogs from a tree and beating the creature to death before preparing their evening repast. It makes the meat tender you understand. Be culturally sensitive you ignorant red-necks!!
There is an answer, I am sure.
What do you want to bet the whining complainer who started this has never spent a cent in the place?
Stockman's analysis is almost certainly correct (the same could be said of Marc Faber and Peter Schiff). The Fed, BOJ, BOE, and ECB all printing money is unprecedented. What could go wrong? This is just another argument that the economy should not be controlled by a small collection of pointy headed (or even round headed) intellectuals.
The problem is that you have said that for the last three to four years - and been (or at least looked) wrong over the last three to four years. And with interest rates so low, there is almost no other place to put your money with any expectation of growth than the US stock market. These are scary times indeed.
To amplify on this point (from a couple of the usual suspects) read this: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-30/peter-schiff-and-doug-casey-real-state-economy
"The problem is that you have said that for the last three to four years - and been (or at least looked) wrong over the last three to four years."
This is true. All or most all of the indicators and prognosticators are pointing at the cliff but the stock market continues to break record after record. I think it is as simple as this: with all the Western economies in a slow collapse there is a flight of money to the safest place. And as bad as our own economy is and as bad as our policies are our stock market is the safest place to put yur money AND make a profit. You could put it in gold but gold is now in a holding pattern waiting for the elusive big one. It would be ironic indeed if the terrible ecomomies and the terrible polices of the rest of the free world saved our Keynesian Kenyan's sorry ass.
Indeed. It is often said that the US stock market is the best house in a bad neighborhood and it is largely true. Low yield from bonds, many other markets scary, and some semblance of economic growth in the US make it a better place to be than most places. Interestingly, a lot of people seem to be valuing Spanish and German debt. Yikes!
What those gender confused people require is intensive psychiatric treatment rather than genital mutilation. I could see paying rather than ever paying for genital mutilation for the financial gain to the surgeon and medical facility. If doctor's were actually following their oath of doing no harm they would never consider genital mutilations on the obviously mentally disturbed.
Have you ever considered about adding a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is important and all. However imagine if you added some great pictures or video clips to give your posts more, "pop"! Your content is excellent but with pics and videos, this blog could certainly be one of the best in its field. Good blog!