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Saturday, October 18. 2014
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Students: Transgender Woman Can’t Be Diversity Officer Because She’s a White Man Now.
Biology is too confusing.
Rambunctious boys: The economic value of misbehavior
The Upside of Marrying an Underachieving Man
'Sex over Food the Clear Choice for Some Males,' Says Study
Whoda thunkit? Can eat later. Thank God for studies.
Why Germany Is So Much Better at Training Its Workers - America rarely uses an apprenticeship model to teach young people a trade. Could such a system help the unemployed?
A book people are discussing: How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness
"I fully admit to having a mild resentment toward rich people."
I envy wealth, but not enough to do anything about it. I know envy is a sin.
CDC Curbs Secondhand Smoke More Than Ebola
We've all heard of Government Cheese - but Government Beer?
A terrible bus ride in Baltimore
“Climate Change” To Cause More Severe Frosts
Of course, just as predicted
Surveillance-Proof - Technology companies take heat for making phones the government can’t tap.
Barrons: Investing in Do-Good Stocks Is Sustainable - More dollars should flow to socially responsible firms as Millennials and women gain influence in markets.
How's that for an insult to the intelligence of the youth and women?
Voting Out Incumbents Could Worsen Partisanship
So? Partisanship is good.
Figures. Obama Appoints Far Left Hack With Expertise in Revolutionary Politics as Ebola Czar
Election politics: Bloomberg fuels pro-Michelle Nunn Super PAC with $350,000 donation
Thomas Friedman: Those non-Islamist ISIS folks just need better schools
Go, Tom. Go and teach.
More evidence that Obama brought Enterovirus D-68 to US the with his illegal alien imports
BRITISH OFFICIALS UNCOVER HUNDREDS OF NEW CASES OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION IN THE UK
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Germany's apprentice system is not economic, it is cultural, and it cannot be transplanted to other countries with different cultures. For example, the rest of the EU and the Anglosphere.
Funny, I thought a more severe frost was called a freeze.
Don't tell them one of the ways to combat a frost is to put out smudge pots to drop a little global warming over the crops.
Last year, I got nailed as an early frost was deeper than I planned and killed off things early. This year we missed one flirtation with patchy frost and I've gotten to enjoy another month of blooms, more time for gourds to dry on the vine and the pumpkin plant is making a valiant, yet futile effort to set more fruit. I fear winter is coming and it won't make it. Same with the volunteer cucumber. Heroic but in the end in vain.
"Transgender Woman Can’t Be Diversity Officer because she's a white man now."
Is the irony simply lost on these people? Does anyone really think preventing a white male fromhold a job like this is "diversity"? Let's call it what it is; a bigotry officer.
"A terrible bus ride in Baltimore".
Long before the race riots of Ferguson,decades before in fact, Baltimore became unsafe for whites. Too bad it is a beautifu and historic city.
"Hundreds of new cases of female genital multilization in the UK."
It's way past time to treat this as what it is, a crime. The people doing this deserve some serious jail time. How do intelligent people allow this to continue?
The CDC has been protecting us from everything except communicable diseases for decades. They are promoting helmet laws and gun bans.
VA Gummint-Funded Beer: Doesn't seem necessary in Oregon. Micro-breweries seem to sprout like mushrooms and toadstools. Don't Virginians like beer?
Baltimore Busses: Why not to live there. Bad busses, and apparently bad cops and politicians.
Voting out incumbents: Yes, not ALWAYS a good thing, but not a bad one, either.
Tommy "Chinese" Friedman: Rides again.
Brits and Clitoridectomies: OY!
Re: Baltimore Bus ride
Did you notice that the racial aspect of the incident was not mentioned?
This should not be a surprise. Thomas Sowell studied the effects of affirmative action and this sort of racial violence and racism is common in every instance.
Racism is when somebody harms/helps another because of his race. Institutional racism is when the law does it 'legally''. Affirmative action is nothing more than institutional racism of both both kinds because it is designed to help those in the desirable race but by doing that, it hurts others of the undesirable race(s).
Sex over food my eye. I notice they didn't put a starving man in a room with a plate of Jimmy John's and a naked Janet Reno.
Resentment of rich people -
That author's description of rich people looks like a caricature to me. Admittedly my exposure to phenomenally rich people is from helping with logistical aspects of making meeting run smoothly for the board-of-governors of a cultural non-profit. Perhaps because these boards seek to replace themselves with new people who are willing to give as much time, talent, and treasure as they have done, the rich people I've met were all delightful people who did not get to their exalted positions from being ruthless and scheming, but from being great at making people want to give their best work.
Sadly, I guessed what the Baltimore Bus Ride was going to be even before I read the story.
It is rather "commonplace" in Baltimore and has been for a long time - white folks need to be aware that riding a bus in Baltimore is not safe for whites. period.
re bus ride
How do you describe those people as anything but savages?
This is what the 2nd amendment was intended for. Certainly not a perfect answer to the problem but it would tend to make people more inclined to mind their own business instead of choosing "wilding" as a hobby.
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