2017-01-18

The Faux Self-Righteous Disgrace And Fall Of The Democrat Party

Something like 50 Democrats will not be present at Trump's inauguration. The party that cried, screamed and whined about 'accepting results' have been nothing but a bunch of disgraceful and undignified nitwits. The whole point of the smooth transition is to pass on power with grace to keep the nation moving forward. Yet, here they are backstabbing this etiquette because they can't man up and be mature enough to shut the fuck up and do the right thing.

Imagine if conservatives did this with Obama?

There was no love for him but they didn't go this far. Which is telling really.

I thought elections had consequences?

The party that lost nearly 1000 seats may lose even more if they keep doubling down like this.

America is for winners.

Not losers.

And Democrats are losers.

Poor ones too.

2017-01-13

How A Guaranteed Income Would Work

Given all the nonsensical economic theories we believe (spending out of recession, minimum wages etc.), it's not that hard to envision what the political class - in all their poppycock thinking - would implement a GI.

Basically, and cutting right to the chase, it would mean setting aside a segment of the population we deem 'rich' and arbitrarily determining what the income level makes one rich and tax the living shit out of it.

Take the money, hand it over to the 'poor' regardless of whether they deserve it or not (thus enabling those who don't) and rejoice!

You did your bit to save civilization; humanity.

The End.

Climate Change: The Great Lie And Redistribution Scam And Scheme Of Our Times

I was thinking the other day what was the greatest deception in the last 20 years?

I asked myself this because humans have an innate small talent for deception. We love to be deceived and deception we get from our political and academic masters. See, they're smart. They know how to prick our little minds to get our votes.

And then come in the charlatans and cronies (your Al Gores and Bill Nyes of this world) who go around screaming all sorts of brimstone bull shit. Why you may ask? Hello. There's a buck to be made off it. It's a cottage industry onto itself.

And for governments it was the perfect excuse to raise taxes more (thus eroding our ability to achieve  wealth as well as our purchasing power.

Climate change is now the all encompassing existential threat to our existence they tell us. Even if it were wouldn't be able to do a god damn fucken thing about it no matter what David Suzuki says.

Notice the three people I've mentioned so far are not climate scientists or physicists. Two are engineers and the other is a lab technician or something.

With the parasites and cronies clamouring to get at our tax dollars the government is all too ready to steal in the name of climate change we now turn our attention to the political ideologues.

Here we see your Naomi Kleins who want to uproot capitalism and install, well, I'm not sure what they want because they have no principles or well thought-out plan of action so let's just call it pipi caca. Or socialism. What's the difference?

Naomi makes a mint off your fear. Capitalism has no interest in keeping us poor or having us dead because of climate change. Know why? Capitalism is a state of mind. It's the most complex system of trade ever devised. And it works. Capitalism doesn't want to destroy earth. If the profit incentive is there, it will save earth; if it needs saving. Which it doesn't.

That's just the retardation of man's hubris thinking he - or she or it - can save the fucken globe.

Dipshits like Gore who keep telling us to act now or else!

You have to be, sorry, a complete dolt to buy into the biggest bull shit scam of our times.

You're now poorer for it in your pocket. And for what? Will they achieve anything with, for example, carbon taxes? What will they do with the money? Do they really think it's going to discourage our driving behaviour? Does levying a carbon tax sounds like sensible policy to you when it extends to cremation?

Think.

Think.

Of course not. But it will shave some points off the old GDP I can tell you that.

That's a-okay to scam artists like Klein who have bet their careers on this and have shielded themselves from any negative consequences that come of it.

Ah, yes. The unintended consequences. Heaven forbid we explore and investigate the secondary impact of our actions. They certainly don't want that.

This is why we also have, to add to the group mentioned above, the aim to control the language. 'Deniers' and 'it's settled' and 'irrefutable' is the language of the Church (ironic given the left absolutely loathe religion. Methinks there's a little projection at play as well) not of science.

My own personal favorite in the lexicon of climate system change religion is the 'consensus' crap. As if this is how science works. Like some sort of tribal democracy. There is no consensus in science. That's just a stupid made up lie to get you to go along with their bull shit. The idea of consensus is just as vapid as believing you can *balance* free speech.

Every time someone trots out the '97% of scientists agree!' it makes me want to snort cocaine.

I mean, how dare you challenge 97% of scienticians, right? What about the other 3%? Did you flog them? Shun them at the cock tail party? Do they have a say in any of this?

It's staggering that anyone, with all that we know about this movement, in a real debate would even dare go there. Yet, politicians do it all the time waving their arms and wagging their fingers as if it's set in stone. 97% my ass. It's been proven to be false with most of the people cited in that original source not even being climate scientists and still others didn't give permission for their work be cited let alone use their names.

Deception is a warm gun.

The more extremists among this 'new religion' want to imprison (we used to call this excommunicate back in the day) 'deniers'.

The faulty premise, poor methodology and manipulation of data must never be exposed.

Of course. It's only natural when you have a collection of anti-capitalist progressives, pant shitters, cronies, crooks and remedial academics looking to score big they're going to double down and protect all they've worked for.

They've managed to convert, for you can't have an effective cult, without unfulfilled people convinced of man's wretched nature. You seem them all over the place. From setting up stupid websites like 'I love fucking science' (which they don't), 'Fighting for climate' (which makes no sense since you can't 'fight' Mother Nature; fuck the metaphorical allegory. That's designed to fool you), passionate celebrities too stupid or blinded to see they're being manipulated, and of course, the famous conferences. Conferences in swanky places where elites use planes to reach leaving a yyyyuge fucken carbon foot print.

The hypocrisy, and it's in plain sight for all to see, is quite astonishing in its hutzpah really.

Plenty of sensible people and worthy and respected scientists have pleaded for us to not be so gullible and stupid.

However, the situation has become so politicized and corrosive, they're shunned and shouted down. They've been pushed out to make room for their climate change colleagues. I can just imagine the shenanigans behind the scenes. Gotta get those research grants.

Ever notice, as I've observed, whenever someone tries to engage the cultists a couple of things happen? First, the cultist demand proof and citations as if the burden of proof is with the 'denier'. This is not how free exchange of ideas works; let alone science with its empiricism. Second, they will simply scoff at whatever is presented - mostly through ad hominen (Wattsup with that? Lomborg? Ha,ha,ha!) or the sheer arrogance that if a study or paper is cited is/was funded by private interest it's somehow *bad*.

This is how they shut down debate.

So here we are. Signing useless pieces of papers pledging nonsensical and arbitrary targets. May as well piss in the wind.

This is where we're at.

No different than the old Catholic Church and Salem Witch Hunts. Lunatics, shysters, and extremists run and dictate the show.

And they're telling us we'd better believe or else.

It matters none the majority of their fucken predictions since the 1920s have been dead wrong and never panned out. It matters none that this is a Western preoccupation (1st world problem as it were) and not of great concern to developing nations who want to grow their economies and feed their populations. Where want to shut down sweat shops (our term), they want to work to pay for basics we take for granted like medicine. Alas, they care little of that. What matters is they impose their environmental standards and perceptions upon all nations regardless of any ramification it entails (e.g. death for lack of heating or not having access to electricity to store medicine as we see in Africa) and the needs of nations who are forced to toe the line. What do they care? Solar panels and wind mills (those pillars of progress killing eagles) because big picture, correct? Never mind the havoc it wreaks on people and the enormous waste  of money!

Who shall pay? Why, you of course? You - us - the taxpayer. 'The Forgotten Man' as William Graham Sumner put it.

"As soon as A observes something which seems to him to be wrong, from which X is suffering, A talks it over with B, and A and B then propose to get a law passed to remedy the evil and help X. Their law always proposes to determine what C shall do for X or, in the better case, what A, B and C shall do for X. ... [W]hat I want to do is to look up C. ... I call him the Forgotten Man. Perhaps the appellation is not strictly correct. He is the man who never is thought of. He is the victim of the reformer, social speculator and philanthropist, and I hope to show you before I get through that he deserves your notice both for his character and for the many burdens which are laid upon him."

Sucker. Where you're expected to pay for the welfare state you're now being asked to redistribute still more of your income into something as irrational (and it really is irrational) as climate change. They want to shift your money to the environment. Cut bono?

Not you that's for sure. You may get a tap on the bum or a '12th player' award to patronize you but little else.

The question now becomes when will we be rid of this scourge keeping us in a kind of dark age where this subject is concerned? For me, the time wasted on this is precious time and resources that could be put to better use elsewhere. We don't see the opportunity cost of our dimwited actions rooted in irrational fear and unreason.

This is the biggest travesty of it all.

So we wait.

It'll come.

But logic and reason have been pushed to the sidelines for now. Let the idiots make a mess of things. They will overplay their hand. And when they do. The real smart people will come in, clean it up and reset man onto a proper course of true progress.

2017-01-12

The Media Is An Insecure Slut

For eight years they sucked Obama's cock (no matter how poorly he treated the press) and now in an attempt to regain dignity they will try and fuck Trump in the ass.

What a sad bunch this estate is.

What Is A Progressive?

A progressive takes a reality and turns it into myth. They take what naturally occurs among voluntary peoples - preying on the imperfections and perceived unfairness and injustice - and engineers schemes and policies wrongheadedly thinking they can make it better.

A perceived wrong - often based on faulty premises - must be fixed and regulated by experts.

Progressives then, in all their magnificent sloppy sophism, defend their faulty thinking and the inevitable chaos it causes as being realistic; as to it somehow reflects the state of man. The violation of all natural human (including economic) laws through coercion is a virtue to them. History is to be molded in their image; not the other way around.

What is up is down with progressives.

There are no inalienable rights to progressives. Just rights bestowed upon the people through the benevolent iron hand of the state

There is no ideal that power resides in the sovereign individual flowed from the authority of God.

Just rights to be given and taken away by the government.

This is a progressive at its basic root.

2017-01-10

Ageless Axioms: Quote Of The Day

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies."

Ernest Benn.

2017-01-08

There Likely Was No Russian Hacking; Go To Sleep

Is anyone out there as troubled as I am at how easily and eagerly people are accepting the government's position on Russian "hacking" and "meddling"? So much for questioning authority and health skepticism.

Goes to show how much stupidity and lies we're willing to swallow from Top Men.

While it's true it's possible Russia could have coordinated some sort of attack, the reality is that it's not likely.

From Word Fence:

"...The IP addresses that DHS provided may have been used for an attack by a state actor like Russia. But they don’t appear to provide any association with Russia. They are probably used by a wide range of other malicious actors, especially the 15% of IP addresses that are Tor exit nodes.
The malware sample is old, widely used and appears to be Ukrainian. It has no apparent relationship with Russian intelligence and it would be an indicator of compromise for any website.
As always I welcome your comments. Please note that I will delete any political comments. Our goal in this report is to merely analyze the data DHS provided and share our findings."
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It's interesting to also note how the left continues to exhibit a manic paranoia demanding re-votes, impeachment and endless investigations into something that...well, how to put this?
Basically, it's something that's all of the DNC's doing. From unsecured private servers to Podesta's clicking on phishing links with malware - presto! Russia hacking. This is more than enough to raise an eyebrow or two...or three. 
Meddling. Please. Obama meddled in Ukraine and on the Brexit vote ('Member the 'back of the queue' quip? I 'member. I still find it amazing he had the arrogance to stake his reputation by uttering such a statement. Just another example of his lack of statesmanship qualities). All nations meddle to some degree in each other's affairs. But Putin "preferring Putin to Hillary" does not rise to Russian meddling.
This is just a neat way of detracting from the disaster that is the DNC - how many seats have they lost in eight years under Obama? 1000 is it? - ultimately manifesting itself into an embarrassing loss for a wretched, inept and corrupted candidate and to make Trump's transition from elect to President as topsy-turvy as possible.
Stay classy Obama and the DNC. Don't let the door hit you in your collected arses on the way out.
Lord help us all. 
More on this in the next instalment of The Daily Derp. 
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"I don't want this to be partisan..." Nancy Pelosi in a feeble attempt to "save" Obamacare.
Ah. She didn't seem to care when it was being passed this enormously unpopular bill into law (subsequently poorly rolled out to mixed reviews and suspect success) without a single Republican vote thought, right? Amazing. Just...amazing.
The fact the DNC stuck with her is all you need to know about this pathetic party and its stale and cynical message.








Video Clip To Kick Off 2017

Huh.

One week and no posts?

Tsk, tsk.

When all else fails...go to The Kids in the Hall:

2016-12-31

Here's To 2017

Looks like this will be the final post of 2016.

Soooo, I guess it's appropriate to wish one and all a Happy New Year.


On Alleged Russian Hacking, The Fake Reporting Of The Washington Post And Lessons Of Iraq Lost

Back when the U.S. was arguing for war with Iraq, they presented several factors and reasons for doing so. However, the primary excuse they settled on was WMD's. At the time, I considered each one and concluded the United States stated its case based on the aggregate and not just WMD's.

In retrospect, while seemingly logical, it wasn't the best of decisions. Sure, both sides can continue to claim failures and successes of the invasion of Iraq, but that's merely an intellectual game at times  descending into a vortex of counterfactuals.

The important thing was to learn how government presents it case for war. We were told and lectured about the need to ask questions and be skeptical; to be vigilant and demanding of proof for such undertakings.

All good advice.

Yet being forgotten in the story of America now angling for war with Russia. Funny how that happens when 'your guy' is in power.

The latest story comes out of Vermont where it's been alleged Russia 'hacked' its electrical grids. It was originally erroneously reported in The Washington Post  (wade through the comments if you must. If anything, it reveals how people will suspend any interest in facts for partisanship. The lust for war with Russia - fuelled by an irrational hatred for Trump - is clouding their judgment and brings into question if progressives hold any principles at all) and has quickly been debunked lead by Glenn Greenwald and other people who make it their business to understanding what hacking is.

Excerpts:

"...Apparently, the Post did not even bother to contact the company before running its wildly sensationalistic claims, so they had to issue their own statement to the Burlington Free Press which debunked the Post’s central claim (emphasis in original): “We detected the malware in a single Burlington Electric Department laptop NOT connected to our organization’s grid systems.”

...So the key scary claim of the Post story – that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid – was false. All the alarmist tough-guy statements issued by political officials who believed the Post’s claim were based on fiction.


Even worse, there is zero evidence that Russian hackers were responsible even for the implanting of this malware on this single laptop...."

"...This matters not only because one of the nation’s major newspaper once again published a wildly misleading, fear-mongering story about Russia. It matters even more because it reflects the deeply irrational and ever-spiraling fever that is being cultivated in U.S. political discourse and culture about the threat posed by Moscow."

Cyber-attacks of any kind are serious and should indeed be investigated. However, once doubt is established, it should not be used as a basis to agitate the population by spreading lies like the Democrats are. In this case, Leahy and Shumlin are acting derelict for their boss Obama.

Indeed, one has to wonder if this is to hijack a smooth Presidential transition.

If WMD's were the Trojan Horse for Iraq, is it a stretch the Democrat party has found its own Trojan Horse via Russian hacks?

All this rhetoric can in theory lead to war so why are the Americans doing it? It's further infuriating considering it's being pushed by a President who but four years ago mocked Romney for asserting Russia was a threat by saying the 1980s wanted its Cold War back.

That's the magic question. Why now and why Russia?

For eight years, Russia has managed to maintained the upper hand on the United States under this administration, could this be a factor?

It's not hard to interpret progressives looking for Russian blood as wanting to stick to Trump.

Don't let the irrational fear of Moscow pimped by the Obama administration control the narrative.

Be citizens regardless of party affiliation. 

The Last Daily Derp Of 2016: Obama's Final Derpy Days

I have no idea what Obama is trying to accomplish in his final days as President. Past Presidents passed their time giving out pardons and solidifying their legacy by saving seals or forests or something.

Not Obama though. Nope. No, he has to go and, well, I'm not sure what. He seems to be flailing around trying to find something it seems. That 'something' looks like is Putin and Russia and their alleged 'meddling' in the U.S. elections. So much for the 1980s wanting their Cold War back, eh?

When it comes to Russia, Obama doesn't know what he wants. 

In any event, his latest action was to ask 35 Russian diplomats leave the country. It's a head scratcher indeed. Then again, his entire foreign policy legacy has been one incoherent mess; so much for three-dimensional chess playing. I can't point to one foreign policy piece de resistance (Cuba? Maybe. Iran? I don't think so. Paris Agreement? Meh). Every move he has made has not advanced U.S. interest or enhanced its status. The Russian angle is especially interesting because here's a country ('Member when Obama 'meddled' in the Ukraine and Brexit? I 'member) that's managed to out maneuver Obama in the Middle-East thus making Russia the key player in the region there despite not having the gargantuan and superior capabilities of the United States. I guess you can say Obama has misused American might in his miscalculations. It didn't help he didn't exactly have abled minds in Hillary and John Kerry; one as incompetent and the other as uninspiring. 

And with Obama's latest stunt only opened up a door for Putin to yet again outplay him as he did by saying Russia would not retaliate. 

It's also interesting to note that all this time Obama took no action against Russia and now all of a sudden they're a problem? Over a phishing email Podesta opened up they now pass off as a hack? Forget that, you know, Hillary had an illegal private unsecured server making it easy for literally any hacker in any country to break into.

Quite the distraction but stay on cue please.

These are the cynical actions of a President complete lacking in leadership choosing to put party and politics above the nation. There's no reason to do this and it's meant to disrupt the 'smooth transition' for President-Elect Trump. It's deliberate and unfortunate. Not only was this administration one of the least transparent in modern times, it was also extremely hostile to the press.

Apparently, if you didn't report what The White House told you, you were deemed part of the 'fake news.' This is their petty game really.

Oh, before I forget, about Hillary:



It's also worth noting Russia and the U.S. share intelligence information including about terrorism. Why the Americans would want to jeopardize this useful partnership is perplexing.

The Democrat party of the United States in the last eight years manage to lose the narrative and plot.

Hey, his legacy can still be salvaged. After all, he can just say he 'inherited a mess' and Bush.

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The best summation of Obama's foreign policy comes from a quote pulled from the Internet (I forget where - so shout out to who ever said it:


"George W. Bush fucked up the entire world like a virus. And Obama continued that fuck up."


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Contradictory statements was a feature not a bug during the Obama years:

"...Obama; and the best way that could be decided upon to issue the reversal was by this indirect one, which would be sourced to his subordinate Nuland, so that Kerry himself wouldn’t have to be the person contradicting himself, and so that the blame for the actually anti-Minsk-agreement position of the U.S. President himself would go instead to Nuland, whom everybody already knows to be a “neo-conservative,” and a hardliner against Russia — and would definitely not go to the Nobel Peace Prize winning U.S. President, Barack Obama.
In other words: the President, who had been behind the February 2014 coup that instigated Russia’s defensive measure of protecting its main naval base (ever since 1783) in Crimea and so Russia’s accepting the overwhelming desire of Crimea’s residents on 16 March 2014 to become again a part of Russia (of which Crimea had always been a part until 1954), wanted to move forward again with the war in Ukraine, and with the resulting sanctions against Russia, all of which were part of Obama’s plan ever since at least the summer of 2013, when the organizing of the overthrow of Yanukovych had started at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev.
But it still doesn't answer 'why'? Why is Obama antagonizing Russia?
"...The people who say that Obama doesn’t have a plan are simply ignoring it. The evidence is very clear what the plan is. And it is succeeding: it’s a war-plan against Russia.
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This 'fake news' crap is for idiots. 

No. Seriously. You're an idiot if you bought the bit.

Anyway. About that 'fake news' so rampant on the right.

Problem is ('Member the time NBC edited videos and Brian Williams and plagiarism at the New York Times and Dan Rather and...takes deep breath...I 'member), the left have been making shit up before, during and after Trump's election.

I'm going to go ahead and put Greenwald in the professional, principled liberal category. Not to be mistaken with the unprofessional, unprincipled progressive category:

"...This article, instead, is about a report published this week by The Guardian that recklessly attributed to Assange comments that he did not make. This article is about how those false claims — fabrications, really — were spread all over the internet by journalists, causing hundreds of thousands of people (if not millions) to consume false news. The purpose of this article is to underscore, yet again, that those who most flamboyantly denounce Fake News, and want Facebook and other tech giants to suppress content in the name of combating it, are often the most aggressive and self-serving perpetrators of it."



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Oh, speaking of unGreenwalds.

Why the left are intellectually bankrupt and lack principles:

"Reich in September 2016 Will Trump refuse to concede if he loses the election? Republican Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky told religious conservatives that if Hillary Clinton is elected president, blood might have to be shed. "I want us to be able to fight ideologically, mentally, spiritually, economically, so that we don't have to do it physically," Bevin said Saturday. "But that may, in fact, be the case." Recently, Trump's close adviser Roger Stone warned that if Clinton were to "steal" the election, her inauguration would "mean civil disobedience, not violence, but it will be a bloodbath. The government will be shut down if they attempt to steal this and swear Hillary in. No, we will not stand for it. We will not stand for it."


Regardless of what Trump and his troops are planning, this kind of rhetoric is irresponsible and dangerous. A democracy depends on a peaceful transition of government. To suggest otherwise is to fan the flames of paranoia and violence."

Reich today.


Any questions?


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The Unhinged:

The bizarre and erratic story of Kurt Eichenwald.

Maine man threatens to not supply propane to people who voted for Trump.

NYT reporter asks why can't we just assassinate conservatives?

Republicans consider ending the Republic as we know it: That Supreme Court Stonewall May Not Crumble Anytime Soon

Aaaand, one Christine Fair of Georgetown University.

As you read her mental screeds, recall she's an associate professor of Peace and Security studies.

Ladies and gentlemen, your tolerant progressives.

They were all 'joking'. Naturally.



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Paging Lloyd Braun:

"...At a time when many are decrying the end of civility, a Miami attorney has launched a proposal to persuade people to be more civil to each other. And it comes with teeth: specific guidelines and even civility courts to hand down punishments like community hours.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article121634457.html#storylink=cpy

What is it with bureaucrats and their fetish and obsession to criminalize behaviour?

I'm guessing someone is going to set her aside and ask if she's retarded. I hope because this can't and won't end well if it happens.

Besides, Saudi Arabia has something similar. They call it Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. 

Cute.

Do they really want to go there?

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What a horrible story from Wilfrid Laurier University. There can be but ONE solution here. Give Dosman his job back and tell the students to fuck off. Thankfully, people are treating this with the same shock and dismay I am.

For students who know better but may feel compelled to join in on these tyrannical witch hunts. Listen up.

If you purposely take someone's right to earn a living away based on stupidity, that makes you evil. Full stop.

Understand?

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Speaking of mob rule:

Andrea Bocelli backs off performing at Trump's inauguration because of, well, you know (points over shoulder), the unhinged among his fan base.

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Media misleading the public on Syria. 

Really?

No shit.

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Feds want to track private cars.

Hackers and security experts say it's a bad idea.

Who do you believe?

This shouldn't take too long to answer.

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Those are some really strange, frightening and ugly fish.

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Neil de Grasse Tyson is popular not because he makes science fun or relatable (dude half the time is talking nonsense mixing politics into his unrefined philosophical musings) but - I contend - is a result of indifference and ignorance about science.

'I fucking love science' is not about loving science.

It's good science has a spokesperson but really, we can do without the venturing off into Rationalia ventures.

Stick to one's area of expertise. If not, you end up (points over shoulder) like this guy Paul Krugman. Talking progressive gibberish in a gimp outfit.

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Critical Mathematics Pedagogues.

What is it? Sounds awesome!



There are some really dangerously stupid people in academia.

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Bad science. Sugar wars:

"...A report published last fall found that government nutrition rules have been and are still based more on money and politics than sound science."

No shit.

More examples of not considering the 'unseen'.


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Adding up the cost of Hillary's wars.


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The New York Times to vacate and rent out eight floors in their midtown office building. Will consolidate staff on redesigned floors.

Oh dear. There go the Russians being all hacky again. When will we stop fake news!
Sink away pals.

Awesome.

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This is a sane assessment of Hillary's loss.

Not that it should matter. What difference does it make at this point?!

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Remember, this is the left:

Ideology before humanity.


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IRS parasites.

And these scumbags probably high fived one another for lives their ruined.

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End the war on fake news lest you be shut down. Censorship is all we're going to accomplish.

This is very troubling now.

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Part of Obama's legacy:

"...The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years — even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.
Under the new rule, wind companies and other power providers will not face a penalty if they kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles, nearly four times the current limit. Deaths of the more rare golden eagles would be allowed without penalty so long as companies minimize losses by taking steps such as retrofitting power poles to reduce the risk of electrocution."

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See the published Wikileaks Hillary/Podesta emails for yourself.

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More bad science and the soda tax. Harvard study reveals reality is a bitch.

"There is no real world evidence that they have the slightest effect on calorie consumption, let alone obesity. They are stealth taxes which allow governments to pick the pockets of the poor,"

This week in social engineering and income theft passing off as science...

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According to Wikileaks and other sources, it wasn't Russia but people from inside the DNC who outed Hillary.

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The real numbers of how many people are now insured under Obamacare. It's less than the 20 million claimed by the government.

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Michigan Marxist vegan restaurant closes.

Gee, I wonder...why?

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Chaka Fattah sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Yes, he's a Democrat. Need you ask?

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A scandal (and incompetent) ridden party barely into its second year.

When it comes to fundraising, the Liberal party of Canada are similar to their counterparts down in the US. They squawk and cry about ethics and getting money out of politics, but they engage in the very activities they scorn.

I wonder that that makes...them?

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Trump is no Objectivist:

"...Objectivists are ideologues in the best sense of the word. We’re people who think big ideas and abstract principles are important. Rand titled one of her non-fiction books Philosophy: Who Needs It—note the absence of a question mark. This also is not what you think of when you think of Trump. Most Objectivists recognize him as a pragmatist in the worst sense of that word: as someone without fixed convictions and principles and without any sense that he needs to have them.
While we don’t have high expectations for Trump, we’re happy to see some Rand fans going into his cabinet, and we hope that her love for the cause of freedom and individual rights and for the virtues of integrity and independence will have some significant influence on them. That’s the kind of ideological conspiracy the country could really use right now."

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Warren's witch hunt progressive populism is exactly what America doesn't need:

"...The hedge fund manager she condemned was Whitney Tilson, who runs Kase Capital. Ms. Warren — the fiery Massachusetts Democrat who is known for her stern mistrust of Wall Street — called him out by saying, “Tilson knows that, despite all the stunts and rhetoric, Donald Trump isn’t going to change the economic system.” Then she added, “The next four years are going to be a bonanza for the Whitney Tilsons of the world.”

There’s one rather glaring problem with Ms. Warren’s attack: Mr. Tilson happens to be one of the few financial executives who publicly fought Mr. Trump’s election and supported Hillary Clinton. A lifelong Democrat who was involved in helping to start Teach for America, Mr. Tilson also happened to be one of the rare Wall Street executives who had donated to Ms. Warren and actively sought new regulations for the industry. Recently, he gave Mrs. Clinton $1,000 so he could see Ms. Warren speak at a campaign fund-raiser. (He’s also far, far from a billionaire.)"

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And these people want to rule a country.

Typo may have caused Podesta email hack.

I gotta ask. Was it even a "hack" in the strictest and classic sense?

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Well, is that interesting....

                        "...While the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) does not dispute the CIA's analysis of Russian hacking operations, it has not endorsed their assessment because of a lack of conclusive evidence that Moscow intended to boost Trump over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, said the officials, who declined to be named.


                         The position of the ODNI, which oversees the 17 agency-strong U.S. intelligence community, could give Trump fresh ammunition to dispute the CIA assessment, which he rejected as "ridiculous" in his weekend remarks, and press his assertion that no evidence implicates Russia in the cyber attacks."

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"...Last week the French National Assembly approved a plan by the Socialist government to outlaw pro-life websites. The proposal goes far beyond consumer-protection efforts; it prohibits sites based on point of view."

France, as we knew it, is gone.

Dead perhaps. 
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"...Students at the University of Pennsylvania removed a portrait of Shakespeare from a prominent location in the school’s English department after complaining that he did not represent a diverse range of writers."
The rise of the fascist progressive left.
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Besides Russia...and Eastern Europe...this administration has also antagonized Israel.


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Don't judge Obama on his words. They mean nothing.

Judge his actions.

"...But more quietly, Obama has continued to expand the power of the president to wage covert war. The Washington Post reported last month that Obama was elevating Joint Special Operations Command – the government’s high-level team for global killing missions – into a “ new multiagency intelligence and action force,” with expanded power to launch attacks on terrorist groups around the world."

Lecturing Trump about needing to restrain the expansion of Presidential power (along with not engaging in Executive Order abuse) is quite impressive in its epic trolling of 'doing as I say, not as I do.'

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Let's take a break and indulge in a feel good story.

92 year-old Saskatchewan resident and former military man - Lorne Figley-  world's oldest plumber.

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History of the fillibuster.

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Obama's final family vacation to Hawaii cost taxpayers $4.8 millions.

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And finally a new documentary titled Poverty Inc. is out.  I haven't seen it but seems interesting.





2016-12-24

Merry Christmas And Happy Holidays



Fake News Explained In One Equation

Disagreeing with us = Fake News.

That's it. Straight math. No algebra required.

If you're one to use or incorporate  'fake news' into your argument be aware the argument is made weaker if not irrelevant.

Never mind it's ridiculous to buy into this obvious progressive bit of cynical manipulation.

Don't be so easy to fool. The least you can do is at least make it hard for them to use you. At the moment, they have little respect for you and it shows.