We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Norway has mandated anti-rape training for immigrants from “more conservative societies.”
I wonder how long they labored over a word to describe the targeted societies. I'd say, not long enough. It's offensive and a lie.
Do they really think a class telling them that it's not acceptable to rape will be effective at all? Don't they realize that they think Allah has sanctioned it? And you can't get a powerful affirmation than that.
re Chipotle’s stock keeps falling after analyst throws in the towel
The interesting thing about these e coli outbreaks is that they could be largely prevented by cold pasteurizing food. The public however, has rejected this idea and finds the risk of getting sick preferable.
One wonders if the public's attitude will change if the scaremongers are right and we run out of effective antibiotics? Somehow I doubt it.
Yes mudbug. That is exactly what I am referring to. I just gave it a more palatable name. The term doesn't conjure up fantasy images of food glowing in the dark or giving one radiation sickness once consumed.
re China surpasses Mexico in sending immigrants to California
Maybe three years ago I visited that fantastic aquarium in Monterrey, California. While there my jaw dropped at the demographics of the school kids there on field trips. They were virtually all Asians and Mexicans.
When I was in jr. high school c. 1970, I recall reading the intro to a piece that suggested we imagine living in a neighborhood (I may have the percentages wrong but you'll get the point) that is 15% white and and 30% Christian. They broke out all the demographics on race and religion but their point was our 'neighborhood' was the world.
At the time I thought, "Big whoop." I don't need to learn Spanish cause I am not going to Mexico and all those other people are across the ocean. Never in my wildest dreams did I think 'the world' would come to me, particularly at the speed that it has.
It is useful to understand that both the legal and illegal immigration from Mexico AND the legal and illegal immigration from China is calculated and intentional. Those who are behind this conspiracy are hoping they achieve their goal before Americans wake up. Once the tipping point is passed we (Americans) will no longer be able to stop or control immigration. The flood gates will open as each immigrant group seeks to increase the numbers of their tribe until a saturation point is reached (more probably well past a saturation point). We will become a third world country where it will be accepted fact that the reason you have a home or car or whatever is because of past privilege and you have no right to keep it. Our fate then will be like the white farmers in South Africa or Zimbabwe and we will be in a state of civil war.
The CEO at Sam's Club is a sheet wearing racist/sexist. We allow that if it is the right group being discriminated against. We encourage black/Asian/female privilege don'tcha know. I am not a member of Sam's Club for the simple reason I resent buying a membership in order to be allowed to purchase from them. But if I were I would boycott them.
I cannot wait to see how a graduate in black studies or other hate studies does as a physics prof.
I, too, resent buying a "membership" just to shop. There are several such clubs in my area, including Sam's Club. I've never joined any of them.
However, several grocery stores in my area have closed recently and we are left with just one (down from five); so, I'm considering joining one of the clubs. And, Sam's club will NOT be the one that I join.
I do wish the MSM would pick up on this more - the way they would if a white man had said something about the vendor being all black or all female - and maybe more people would be aware of the bigotry coming from Sam's Club.
I sympathize with Chipotle's. I do agree that this is connected to their organic trendy decision. I do not eat any uncooked greens at restaurants and ESPECIALLY in the winter. I carefully avoid anything labeled 'organic'.