2015-12-31

Merry New Year!

Well, that was quick.

Another year, another year closer to death.

I know.

So somber. The somber, macabre nature of aging. The slow whither of a once dynamic-ish individual...aging...

Bah.

DRINK!



Exchange student from Cameroon? Technically, they speak French over there. The writers coulda chosen an African country ruled by the British, say, Nigeria?

But whatever.

 

When Jokes Imitate Life


2015-12-29

Quote Of The Day

"The idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone,
All centuries but this and every country but his own."


W.S. Gilbert in The Mikado.

2015-12-26

The Daily Derp: Getting Schlonged By The Derp

I've noticed page views for non-political posts increase than whenever I impart my observances on such matters.

Meh.

Onto the last Daily Derp of 2015.

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Someone has to, for instance, look up crap like this:

"Child welfare services in Norway have reportedly removed five Christian children from their parents' home and placed them into foster care after the parents were accused of radicalizing and indoctrinating their children with Christianity.

According to the British-based Christian Institute, Norway's child protection services, known as the Barnevernet, seized the three sons and two daughters of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu in mid-November."

I'd like to see Norwegian authorities and other places like Germany pull this shit with, say, Muslims?

Of course they wouldn't because they're scared witless of violent backlash and too consumed by their own PC drivel to do so. Besides, it's much easier to bully Christians.

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Real heroes.

Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds.

A man who stood up to the Nazis in defense of Jews defiantly telling them, 'We're all Jews'.

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Fake heroes.

"On Tuesday, Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves and his heroic team of militarized storm troopers descended on the home of a single mom and her five kids. Upon removing the mother and her five children from the house, police entered into a 20-hour-long standoff — with the empty house."

"...Instead of apologizing or offering to help clean up the mess he and his crony soldiers made, Groves refers the victim to some vague FBI program that allegedly cleans up after cops wrongly destroy a family’s home.
The Free Thought Project spoke with the victim’s neighbor, Vonda, who said the SWAT team, “left holes in ceiling, all the windows were smashed out, holes in were left in the side of the house” and they literally “ripped her Christmas tree apart,” using a set of claws on the front of a vehicle."

Nice. Brav'. Take a bow. 

Is this the 'war on cops' we keep hearing about?

Over to you David French. Spin this in favor of the cops like no other can!
 
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And now for my next trick, Rocky!

First let's go back in time with this quote from Obama:

"Now, what we’re doing, I want to be clear, we’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that's fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you've made enough money."

Spoken like a true progressive who tend to think economics and wealth are a zero-sum activity.

I wonder if he'd apply this logic to say, government or luxuries in life. Those luxuries he seems to enjoy quite a bit.

Now, what we’re doing, I want to be clear, we’re not trying to push financial redistribution of wealth reform because we begrudge success luxuries that's fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you've made enough money had too much luxuries."

Do you see the problem with this idiotic line of thinking?

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Speaking of economic illiteracy. Grandpa Gulag Sanders chimed in with this beaut:

"If I were elected president, the foxes would no longer guard the henhouse. To ensure the safety and soundness of our banking system, we need to fundamentally restructure the Fed’s governance system to eliminate conflicts of interest. Board members should be nominated by the president and chosen by the Senate. Banking industry executives must no longer be allowed to serve on the Fed’s boards and to handpick its members and staff. Board positions should instead include representatives from all walks of life — including labor, consumers, homeowners, urban residents, farmers and small businesses."

And they say Trump is crazy?

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When the government gets involved in anything your skeptical Spidey senses should set in.

Energy and Commerce @HouseCommerce

Chmn @RepFredUpton announces comprehensive review of causes, effects, and treatments for -> http://1.usa.gov/1U2zIr4 


Oh but T.C. You can't possibly be against saving people from getting hurt, right?

A couple of things to keep in mind.

The 'cure' or 'solution' drawn up by politicians and non-athletic individuals rarely considers the athlete in the context of the sport they play. As such, they are condemned to unintended consequences that may turn up worse than the problem said to remedy.

For example, USA soccer deciding to ban heading at the youth level will not only lead to less proficient play with this tactic but probably more injuries given they will not have had the proper time to learn the skill.

I see no goo of politicians getting involved in this no matter how bad the NFL is. Let the league fall under the weight of its own lies; let the market (fans) determine if the game is worth all these concussions.

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There's genuine unrest in Europe. And the media can only keep up the 'blame the right-wing' angle for so long. We see this here. In fact, unsurprisingly, it's actually wrong and dangerous.

Germany is evicting its own citizens to make place for refugees. Is this what Merkel meant when she said 'we could do this' referring to her country's ability to absorb new peoples?

Sweden is hardly in better hands. Its immigration policies are increasingly under heavy criticism and  one of its socialist ministers laughed at a Muslim rape victim.

Margot Wallstom is no stranger to stupid  comments:

"Israel described on Monday as "appallingly impudent" comments by Sweden's foreign minister that it interpreted as an attempt to link the Islamic State attacks in Paris to the plight of Palestinians under Israeli occupation.

Sweden's ambassador to Israel was summoned to the Israeli Foreign Ministry to explain the remarks Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom made on Saturday to Swedish state broadcaster SVT.

Asked if she was concerned about the radicalisation of young people in Sweden who are fighting for Islamic State, Wallstrom said: "Clearly we have a reason to be worried not only here in Sweden but around the world because there are so many who are being radicalised."

Nonsense.

What, no ironic jokes about Stockholm Syndrome? 

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What, not enough for you?

"German authorities are housing asylum seekers on the site of former Nazi labor camp Schwerte-Ost, which was a sub-camp of Buchenwald, while their applications for asylum are being processed, according to the Weekend Australian."

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Tina Fey is done apologizing for her humor.

I find it both sad and ironic that comedians who go out shilling for progressive causes and politics (like they did with Obama who turned out to be far worse for liberty - freedom of the press, transparency, drone killing without due process, whistleblowers etc.) later complain about the atmosphere of intolerance and downright idiocy laid down by the side they supported.

Oh yes I completely think this is all on the progressive side. I can't see how anyone would think otherwise.

Fey milked Palin (I'm sure she got some flack for this but I don't recall conservatives asking for her right to perform her humorous act be censored) for all she was worth. Turns out Palin was the least of her worries, eh?

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Popehat's Censorious Asshat of the Year. 

I will be disappointed if Preeeeeet Bharara doesn't win.

That dude's ambition is such that he's willing to destroy innocent lives for it.

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Graph shows conomic history of the world.

It shows the 10 major powers from the time of Jesus to 1800 A.D.

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Popehat takes dead aim at Eric Posner's lies about the First Amendment and Jessica Valenti's superficial and deficient understanding of liberty for all.

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Oh dear. NASA seeing cooling.

I'm starting to detect a shift in the narrative.

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"The Harvard Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, together with the Freshmen Dean’s Office, put together these placemats and distributed them in an undergraduate dining hall.."

Yes, Harvard. The famous Ivy league College. That Harvard.

#1 school in the world and all that.

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What the heck were they thinking?

"Some parents in the Anoka-Hennepin School District are questioning a choir teacher’s decision to use a song about Ramadan performed in Arabic at a holiday concert.

At Thursday night’s concert at Blaine High School, one of the songs students will be singing includes Arabic words, including the phrase “Allahu Akbar,” which means “God is great.”

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"The public relations firm behind some of the world’s most progressive organizations has dramatically closed after its founder and figurehead received what one staffer described as “an avalanche” of complaints about sexual harassment and assault by his employees.
Trevor FitzGibbon, a major figure in the communications industry, who counts among his clients Amnesty International, MoveOn, the American Civil Liberties Union and WikiLeaks, confirmed in an emailed statement that the company bearing his name was closing after complaints about him."

No way! Has to be an evil libertarian conspiracy. Has to.

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Ulster County Sheriff in New York says licensed citizens should be allowed to carry arms.

I sense a disturbance.
 
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Speaking of guns, Charles C. Cooke says the 2A really isn't up for debate.

And I agree -as I've argued on this blog over the years.

But liberals are having none of it.

Remember when they used to say they would never, ever call for outright bans or confiscation or disarmament? Yeah, well. That's finished. They want them banned and one way to do that is to re-work and revise the spirit of the 2A.

It's not a hard game to spot people. Snap, snap.

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But Canada is so peaceful and Europeans sophisticated! Surely they don't want to be uncouth Americans, correct?

Fact: In Canada around 1920, before there was any form of gun control, their homicide rate was 7% of the U.S rate. By 1986, and after significant gun control legislation, Canada’s homicide rate was 35% of the U.S. rate – a significant increase. 10 In 2003, Canada had a violent crime rate more than double that of the U.S. (963 vs. 475 per 100,000). 11
Fact: One study of Canadian firearm law and homicide rates spanning 34 years “failed to demonstrate a beneficial association between legislation and firearm homicide rates” for three major gun control bills. 12

Never mind that the Auditor-General discovered it costs Canadians $2 billion just to run a program of this sort with little proof it works. Canada has more total crime per capita than the USA. In fact, several European nations including the Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Norway (funny how we never see this in the news) Germany, UK, France and Italy do as well. In double fact, the entire EU has more crime than the United States.

The only myth making, I see, is those pushing for the confiscation of guns. They fall on two sides of a coin as far as I can tell. Control-freaks (including, naturally, those in government) and pearl-clutching pant-shitters who blame inanimate objects for crimes committed by humans.

It's amazing how incredibly shallow people are when it comes to gun ownership.

Yes. I do consider it an irrational position to take just like climate change.

But people are set in their beliefs. The New York Daily News has been at the forefront of unreasonable and unhinged poppycocking over guns. From their hyper-hysterical fear-mongering covers to their relativist approach of asserting every crime is a 'terrorist' crime. Insanely calling Wayne Lapierre 'Jihadi Wayne' in the process.

All this does is confuse people's moral compass and serves to maintain abject ignorance among the masses when it comes to guns. Terrorism, at its most basic and accepted definition, is an act to covey a political message or hijack a political agreement. As such, killers like Lanza and Holmes are not 'terrorists' but just plain old killers.

And NYDN cynically chooses to blur these lines willingly to further their agenda.

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I don't think it should come as any surprise or that it's a secret the way the case for arms confiscation is framed is what drives the perception.

Advocates for gun control will prey on a national tragedy or target a specific shooting and build a case appealing to both authority and emotions. Rarely is any of it rooted in reliable or valid statistics supporting their claims.

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Yet, if one observes carefully, citizens are doing the opposite. Gun sales have sky rocketed.

Sounds as though Obama is their greatest salesman.

You can dismiss it as it being driven by 'crazies' or 'right-wingers' but the numbers suggest it's a little bigger than labels. I don't know exactly what's going on but if I were to guess possibly a combination of citizens defending their rights to bear arms (I think most people understand the 2A is under irrational criticism), concerns about national security and a good old fashioned healthy skepticism of what authorities (notably politicians) are telling them.


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You need to be vigilant, what, with assholes like Philippe Moreaux; a long-time Mayor of Molenbeek in Belgium aligned with radical terrorists in order for him to keep power.

Read more about this left-wing miscreant here.

Useful (and dangerous) idiot indeed.

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Civil something, something, discourse, some such.

"A board member for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado has resigned after urging people to kill supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Loring Wirbel’s Facebook post was captured by The Daily Caller – a right-leaning online newspaper."

"Well. It's all the right-wingers fault. How dare they report on our calls to violence! "

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Mexican cartel threatens ISIS.

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"Liar, liar, pantsuit on fire: Hillary Clinton still insists she didn’t tell the grieving families of the Benghazi victims that an anti-Islam video was to blame.

Yet family members say she said just that, three days after the attack, at the Sept. 14, 2012, ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base."

Never mind about those emails. As a historian of American history I know put it:

"The left have been bitching about 18 minutes of missing tape for 40 years, but 25,000 missing emails from a private server is yawn."

It's amazing that a person with so many smoking guns, baggage and skeletons in the closet has a chance to win. 

In our private lives we tell people we care about to stay clear of such people. Not in politics. Nope. People vote such people into power.

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Baggage:

"Hillary Clinton has appointed to her leadership team a former congressman who blamed his defeat on “Jewish interests” and the “Jewish media,” her campaign announced earlier this month.
The Clinton campaign named Earl Hilliard, Sr., who served in Congress from 1992 to 2002, as part of her 60-member Alabama leadership team on Nov. 20."

Leadership.


Hating everyone about Trump.

"...So when Trump proposed to halt Muslim entry to the country as a security measure, you saw a familiar pattern. The media flipped out. The media didn’t quite accurately convey his actual plan, such as it was. The media then demanded other candidates and elected officials and pundits denounce the proposal. When they did, there were stories about the GOP’s “escalating rhetoric” and when they merely disagreed but didn’t denounce, there were stories aghast about that, too.

Compare that to President Obama’s proposal on Sunday night to deny constitutionally protected rights without due process to anyone put on a secret list. Keep in mind that this was a proposal by a sitting U.S. president, not a mere candidate. First off, no media flipped out (a few days later the Los Angeles Times criticized the plan). Many media didn’t accurately convey his actual plan (was it a no-fly list or something else?), but in a way that helped make it seem less extreme. They did not demand other Democrats denounce the proposal, which would surely have targeted mostly Muslims. They did not write stories about escalating rhetoric. They did not write stories about Democrats refusing to denounce a plan that would violate civil liberties of Muslims."

This is a tactic in media that's always bothered me. They pull a quote out of its context and present it as though it's journalism or legitimate criticism. 

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Obama's contempt for the American people is obvious isn't it? When you spin terrorist attacks as a an opportunity to push gun control punishing Americans how can it be otherwise?


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72 DHS employees on terrorist watch list. 

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Heartwarming story of a Connecticut man driving to Ottawa for a piece of parmiggiano-reggiano. 

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People having sex with horses on the rise in Switzerland.

Well...never mind.

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Obamcare co-ops keep falling.

Well...never mind.

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Police steal from people with o-kay from politicians.

"One of the most troubling recent scenes from Sacramento came as the California state legislature reached the end of its session. A simple bill that would rein in abuses of the civil-asset forfeiture processi.e., when police agencies take property from people, even if they've never been accused of a crimecame far short of passage after the law-enforcement lobby pulled out all the stops. The final vote was about money, not justice."

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"Hallie Turner, the 13-year-old girl who took North Carolina to court over climate change, received disappointing news the day before Thanksgiving.

A Wake County Superior Court judge ruled against her effort to overturn a December 2014 decision by the N.C. Environmental Management Commission.

But with the pluck of a teen wise beyond her years, Hallie said Friday the ruling from Judge Mike Morgan had not deterred her.

“It’s an issue that I’m always going to continue trying to make a difference in,” Hallie said during a phone interview. “There’s lots of next steps that can be taken.”

My advice to Hallie is to not waste time on such issues that could impact her life - and not necessarily for the better.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article47061855.html#storylink=cpy

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"As Spanish renewables giant Abengoa tries to renegotiate its debt with creditors, sources in the market warn that a bankruptcy could lead to a change of approach for banks financing renewables.
Abengoa filed for administration last week after plans for a €350mn (US$374mn) capital injection being negotiated with Spanish investor Gonvarri fell through. Under Spanish law, the company has four months to renegotiate with creditors before potentially going into bankruptcy."






2015-12-24

Take It Away Franks And Dean



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That's what I'm talkin' 'bout, Willis:


Imagine A Proletariat Christmas; I Can't; I Won't.

Dear me has procrastination gotten the better of me regarding the Daily Derp.

In fact,  2015 has been my slowest year since 2007.

Am I slowing down?

You decide.

In the meantime, enjoy A Visit From St. Marx.

2015-12-17

Disgrace To Knwoledge, Science And Rational Thought: Climate Change Is Rooted In Lies, Pessimism, Ignorance And Fear-Mongering Stupidity

If science was 'settled' Copernicus, Brahe, Galileo, Newton, Lavoisier, Boyle, Berzelius, Scheele, Davy, Agricola, Lyell, Rutherford, Archimedes, Faraday, Curie, Euler, Gauss, Leibniz, Descartes, Cantor, Pascal, Cardano, Fibonacci, Pasteur, Hippocrates, Pythagoras, Fermi, Einstein, Watt, Edison, Da Vinci, Kitasato, Vesalius, Lister, Behring, Freud, Hunter, Diophantes, Fermat, Bernouilli Legendre, Cauchy, Wallis, Linnaeus, Mailpighi, Lamarck, Cuvier, Schwann, Harvey, de Vries, Spallanzani, Pliny, Mendel, Morgan, von Baer, Hales, Ray, Bernard, Haeckel, Herschel, Halley, Cassini, Hipparchus, Hubble, Bessel, Semmelweiss, Pare, Paracelsus, Koch, Galen, McCollum, Cavendish, Fleming, Huygens, Bessemer, Volta, Morse, Nobel, Aristotle, Kepler, Ptolemy, Laplace, Hooke, Darwin, Maxwell Euclid etc. wouldn't exist.
 
All were driven by skepticism and curiosity or both.

But don't tell that to the intellectually deprived assholes who run Associated Press.

Lemme translate the above link for you: Pipi, caca, caca, pipi, piss-shit in my pants, pipi caca, caca pipi, pipi, caca, caca, piece of corn stuck in my shit-infested brain.

There's a lot being said about who is on the 'right' side of rationalism and science.

I think it's pretty clear who they are. Hint: They're not at the Paris climate conference. Alas, they have officially been sidelined.

Folks. Whether you like it or not. It's a war. Which side are you on?


2015-12-15

Paris Climate Conference: Indulgences For All

Preparing yet another Daily Derp soooo....

I know. I've never waited this long between posts but it's been one of those years.

Just a quick word on Paris. While everyone is giving each other bum taps for this toothless waste of theater, leave it to me to knock sense into folks.

Call this for what it is. Taking money from the middle class in wealthy countries and handing it straight into the pockets of dictators in tin pot countries and kleptocrats in poor countries. That's all this will accomplish. Nothing else. It won't keep emissions down. It won't keep temperatures between 1.5 and 2 degrees. It won't save Peter Plant. It won't do anything. Know why? Because the whole fucken thing is a lie and an exercise in unhinged hubris.

The whole notion that we need to rid ourselves of fossil fuels is so incredibly ludicrous and dangerous, it makes you wonder just who the true extremists are. Well, I know it's those who pimp climate change and those who blindly follow them.

Let me put it to you this way. If we stop using fossil fuels (an energy source that's never been cleaner and continues to evolve because of something called technology and innovation) today. Are you, those who call for its demise, ready to make do with planes, trains, automobiles and iPhones?

Thought so.

You know. Donald Trump may be a blow hard but at least we all know his game. But how are people like John Kerry and Bernie Sanders any less blowhardy with their incessant fear-mongering about climate change?

Says Grandpa Gulag: "If we do not address the global crisis of climate change, transform our energy system away from fossil fuel to sustainable energy, the planet that we're going to be leaving our kids and our grandchildren may well not be habitable."

Oh fuck off you pant-shitting disingenuous commie.

The planet will be fine. It's as sure a bet as the Cleveland Browns not winning the Super Bowl this year. I'm not foolish enough to expand my prediction beyond this year. Unlike moronic emissions targets that reach as far as 2030.

But. I will predict that by 2030 we'll all be here. 

And then there's John Kerry. Oh, dear me. Well, read for yourself. Try and not throw yourself out the window.

This is not science. It's scientism. They just believe a version of science (a hopelessly manipulated one). In this way, it's a religion. Nothing more, nothing less.

Final thought. The thing that fascinates and perplexes at the same time is how there seems to be no room for any good news when it comes to climate.

Whenever I read something about, say, global temps have held steady for 10 years, one would think 'yay! Good thing', no?

Alas, no. The mindset seems to be one of 'NO good news! Just bad! All the time!' There seems to be absolutely no tolerance or belief that the earth can mend itself on its own. No way, man. MAN HAS TO DO IT.

Such utter, nonsensical bull shit.

2015-12-04

Wikipedia's Progressive Colors Show

Apparently, Wiki considers Salon - yes, that Salon - a 'credible' source.

Salon. SJW retarded Salon.

A more hysterical, progressive sad collection is hard to find.

This is who they choose? Somehow I doubt Breitbart makes the cut.

Yeh. I'm gonna go ahead and ignore Wiki's pleas for money and will avoid it for current affairs entries.

2015-12-03

China Ain't Going Along With Climate Change Narrative

Like, duh:

“A programme to rapidly reduce pollutants harmful to human health would be at odds with a programme to reduce CO2,” Adams states, noting that human health is unaffected by CO2, a colourless, odourless, tasteless gas. Next to keeping its economy afloat, the biggest challenge to its credibility that the Communist leadership faces is its need to reduce smog.  “I have never heard of a public protest in China against carbon dioxide emissions,” Adams states. “CO2 is a major concern for Western NGOs with offices in Beijing but it’s a non-issue for Chinese citizens and environmentalists at the grassroots.”

All that China will commit to, says the Adams report, is to continue to improve the energy efficiency of its economy as it grows – a goal it has long pursued, independent of global warming concerns. In doing so, China aims to increase its GDP along with its fossil fuel use, and by 2030 or so will depend on fossil fuels for 80% of its energy use, down from today’s 90%. When it reaches 80% 15 years hence, its energy makeup will largely resemble America’s today."

China has no time for Western climate hubris and its climate indulgences scams.

The West - in all its arrogant glory - will naturally plow through with policies and targets that will hurt their economies with little or no impact on the environment. Then they're all gonna ask like a bunch of clueless dumbasses, 'wha happened'?

2015-12-02

Obama Continues To Lie About Mass Shootings Abroad

The President is leaving me no choice but to conclude he is indeed disconnected and unhinged from facts and reality.

Obama repeated the bizarre and inaccurate claim following the Planned Parenthood killing spree that "These shootings just don't happen in other countries'.

He said this....while in Paris but one month removed from a mass terrorist attack.

Shocking and appalling he would go there but there he did.

They do happen. Google is an easy tool even for lazy and arrogant minds who have cheap political points to score soon after every single shooting tragedy. There's enough data to suggest he's plain wrong and therefore it's easy to conclude he's deliberately misleading "folks" as he likes to call his constituents.

You would think someone within his advisory council would ask him to cut it out lest he comes out looking like a lying sociopath.

Or maybe they have and...he just doesn't care.

Because narrative. It must be.




2015-11-27

Quote Of The Day

"The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made."

Jean Giraudoux

2015-11-26

Daily Derp: These Are Derpy Times

Irvin Leroux is a Canadian hero:

"Irvin Leroux, a 70-year-old former businessman living in Prince George, BC, recently became a hero to the taxpayers of Canada — although few of them know it yet. But among the inner circle of tax practitioners — the lawyers and accountants who fight Canada Revenue Agency every day — his name is quietly circulating. They are blogging about him and referring to him in submissions they make to tax court."

"...I spoke recently to a Toronto tax lawyer, someone who has chosen to make his career litigating against the CRA. Many of his clients have suffered financial disaster like Leroux’s following an audit by the CRA. He chuckled woefully at the judge’s error. If he had been the judge, he said, he would immediately have understood how the large penalties and liens imposed upon Leroux had led to his financial difficulties. “I deal with the CRA daily . . . and I see it on a daily basis,” he said." 

DUTY OF CARE.

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Leadership Houston style:

19h19 hours ago
Annise Parker Retweeted Texan 4 Liberty

No, actually I called you transphobes, but if the shoe fits...-A "

She's the Mayor.

Now that's civil discourse and enlightened leadership we can believe in!

I just want to make an announcement. Because I have a solid sense of everything, if you make my Daily Derp list (I'm working on a Woodchipper Hall of Fame) you need to go back and look in the mirror and ask yourself a few poignant questions.

You may ask yourself, well how did I get here?

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Commies don't understand business. Whaaa?

"Students have run the restaurant, named for Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara, for 34 years, but they've steered it into the ground. Boasting of "exorbitantly low" prices, the vegan co-op and concert venue that once hosted an up-and-coming Nirvana has cost the student body nearly $1 million over the years, and isn’t kept up to fire or safety codes. The ragtag band of volunteer staffers, who call themselves a "collective," faced eviction in March, but have persuaded the school to save their beloved stronghold."

Your future hand-out experts.

Or Bombardier exec.

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Watch this firefighter get a complete facial transplant after being burned. Quite incredible.

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Obama says 'political correctness is a recipe for dogmatism'.

Gee, you think?

And Obama made his contribution with Title IX.

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Turkish fans boo through moment of silence for Paris.

And they're the good Muslims.

I read some guy claiming they were booing the Greeks. Maybe but their optics cadence is off if that's the case. The bottom line is we see it as booing the murders in France.

Is Turkey really an EU nation?

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"Hillary Clinton has made her steadfast feminism a cornerstone of her campaign, but apparently that sisterly love don’t extend to the other side of the aisle.
On the campaign trail Tuesday afternoon, Hillary Clinton laughed when a man said he wanted to “strangle” Carly Fiorina.

Clinton was in Derry, New Hampshire, to announce plans to “modernize” the Department of Veterans Affairs when a man who claimed to have been laid off by Fiorina while she was the CEO of Hewlett-Packard addressed her.
“She says she’s a great CEO,” he said. “Every time I see her on TV, I want to reach through and strangle her.”

Clinton burst into laughter. So did some members of the audience."

Only liberals get the benefit of doubts when they make such statements. Okay?

Hillary. Bah. I won't even bother.

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Students aren't as smart as they think they are. At all.  This poor student was exposed for not thinking things through thoroughly on Cavuto (who I can't handle).

From comments:

"-She believes the '1% are hoarding the wealth'. Savings is now hoarding?
-In response to how much is enough she replies. 'enough until...' what is needed. Does she advocate for confiscation beyond this point? Sounds like she is even if she doesn't realize it.
-'Education is innovation'. No, it isn't honey. Many of the most successful entrepreneurs in the West have no formal education - certainly not in things like 'Bi-transgendered, patriarchless Amazon-African societies'. No disrespect but you don't strike me as someone who will go out an 'innovate'. Mobilizing the free-shit mob isn't innovation.
-She's not working class. She's 'incredibly' working class. Her boyfriend is magnificently middle-class.
-And la piece de resistance: 100% taxation is 'on the way to socialism with a different structure' but 90% is not. Got it.
This is what the system is spitting out."

Yup.

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Intolerant forces on colleges are indeed bullying their way.

"First, former Dean Mary Spellman. We are sorry that your career had to end this way, as the email in contention was a clear case of good intentions being overlooked because of poor phrasing. However, we are disappointed in you as well. We are disappointed that you allowed a group of angry students to bully you into resignation. We are disappointed that you taught Claremont students that reacting with emotion and anger will force the administration to act. We are disappointed that when two students chose to go on a hunger strike until you resigned, you didn’t simply say, “so what?” If they want to starve themselves, that’s fine—you don’t owe them your job. We are disappointed that you and President Chodosh put up with students yelling and swearing at you for an hour. You could have made this a productive dialogue, but instead you humored the students and allowed them to get caught up in the furor." 

Too many presidents of colleges and universities are gutless it seems.

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Calais migrant camp on fire following Paris terrorist murders.

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The changing face of Sweden:

"...Now, this country is a night-watchman state -- each man is on his own. When the Minister of Justice, Morgan Johansson, encourages breaking the law, it means opening the gates to anarchy. Mr. and Mrs. Swede have every reason to be worried, with the influx of 190,000 unskilled and unemployed migrants expected this year -- equivalent to 2% of Sweden's current population. The number is as if 6.4 million penniless migrants who did not speak English arrived in U.S. in one year, or 1.3 million in Britain.
 
And the Swedes are preparing: demand for firearms licenses is increasing; more and more Swedes are joining shooting clubs and starting vigilante groups. After a slight dip in 2014, the number of new gun permits has gone up significantly again this year. According to police statistics, there are 1,901,325 licensed guns, owned by 567,733 people, in Sweden. Add to this an unknown number of illegal weapons."  
"Even before the massive influx of migrants in the fall of 2015, Swedes felt a need to protect themselves -- and with good reason. Since the Parliament decided in 1975 that Sweden should be multicultural and not Swedish, crime has exploded. Violent crime has increased by more than 300%, and rapes have increased by an unbelievable 1,472%.

The politicians, however, ignore the people's fear completely. It is never discussed. Instead, the people who express concern about what kind of country Sweden has become are accused of xenophobia and racism. Most likely, that is the reason more and more people are taking matters into their own hands, and protecting themselves and their families to the best of their ability."

This is how government fosters chaos by directly challenging the people they represent.

It won't end well.


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University of Missouri. What a mess of Frankensteinian proportions.

And then we're treated to such nonsense about what's driving all this madness in the WaPo.

All I see are a bunch of loud mouth'd shnooks posing as students.

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Spike Lee reminds me why awards are over rated and meaningless; especially in the arts. Particularly those where actors judge other actors. Yuk.

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It's interesting to note that some of these people out on the streets come from privileged backgrounds like the one who yelled at her Yale professor.

Her short profile at The Yale Globalist describes her as an avid traveler who wants to visit at least 3/4 of the world’s countries, a hobby that’s hardly available to the impoverished.

How do suck people even get into Yale? I'm seeing too many stupid people and not enough smart ones out of the Ivy Leagues in the news.
 
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Is Jihadi John really dead?


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347 million guns in America.

And yes, that's a good thing.

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Selective outrage on campuses.

One can only hope their "anger" will just...dissipate.

Hopefully.

Something tells me we'll see with this generation what we witnessed with the hippies. The old saying is 'yesterday's hippies became tomorrow's yuppies.' Basically, the people who wanted to stick it to the man became the "man" themselves - and learned to love it.

I'm not sure what some of these SJW will go on to be but I'm guessing they'll snap out of their outrage deluge and go on to join the 'privileged ranks'.

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Most transparent and bipartisan post-racial President ever.

Not.

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Disgusting behavior by VA police. Boy do we treat our Veterans poorly in North America. It's a national shame and embarrassment really.

"On April 9, 2014, Lewis called the VA pharmacy to refill his prescriptions. Someone hung up on him twice, the lawsuit claims.

It was the beginning of a battle that resulted in his arrest.

Mabel Dea, a clinical pharmacist, helped him on the phone and made his medications available for pickup the next day. She allowed Lewis to vent his frustrations about the poor service he received from the pharmacy, the lawsuit says.

In an interview, Lewis said he remarked, “This is a bunch of BS. I don’t know what the hell is wrong with you people,” and “I need medication and your operators have hung up on me repeatedly.”
He denied threatening to shoot anybody and described Dea as extremely helpful. Later, however, Dea reported him to VA police officials, saying he threatened to shoot his doctor and VA workers.
The next day, after Lewis returned from picking up his medication, Special Agent Chad Joy and Detective William Mossbrooks, each of whom work for the VA police force, arrived at Lewis’ Lomita home, asked to search for weapons, and questioned him about the call.

Mossbrooks, the lawsuit says, used “epithets, curses and other threatening and demeaning language” to try to intimidate Lewis. Mossbrooks referred to Lewis as a “baby killer” and mocked his military service and religion during three hours of questioning, the lawsuit says.

The men returned the next day, pushed Lewis to the floor and arrested him, booking him into the Twin Towers jail. Without his psychiatric medications for PTSD, Lewis suffered anxiety, nausea and other conditions, the lawsuit says. His sister posted bail.

The District Attorney’s Office charged him with making terrorist threats, but when the case went to Long Beach Superior Court, Judge Arthur Jean Jr. dismissed it after hearing testimony at a preliminary hearing, saying the evidence did not support the charges, the lawsuit said.

As Lewis walked away from court, Mossbrooks told him “This ain’t over. I’m going to (expletive) get you,” the lawsuit says.

The VA police officers obtained another arrest warrant for Lewis the next day and took him to jail on Aug. 28, just before Labor Day weekend, the lawsuit said. Lewis’ sister again posted bail, which was raised by $100,000, the lawsuit said."

This Moobrooks sounds like an uncivilized sociopath dickhead.

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Well, this awkward. /scratches back of head.

Whatever will it do to the climate narrative.

"New studies flip climate-change notions upside down

"The sun will go into "hibernation" mode around 2030, and it has already started to get sleepy. At the Royal Astronomical Society's annual meeting in July, Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University in the UK confirmed it - the sun will begin its Maunder Minimum (Grand Solar Minimum) in 15 years. Other scientists had suggested years ago that this change was imminent, but Zharkova's model is said to have near-perfect accuracy."

The change that never was. There's nothing to 'flip' because the whole climate-change thing is way overblown thanks to politics and a heavy dose of selective data and heavy manipulation.

What a stupid phrase 'climate-change' is. No fucking shit climate 'changes'. 

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Heard Al Michaels say on Sunday Night Football, 'Joe Flacco whose season ended with an ACL'.

Really? How does one's season end because of an anterior cruciate ligament? It's like stating 'Joe Flacco whose season ended with a leg.'

What he meant to say, of course, Flacco tore his ACL at which point 'with an ACL tear' is the correct way to convey the message.

I know. Nit picking.

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"Carson’s embattled city clerk, former Mayor Jim Dear, was suspended from work this week after an investigation revealed employees fear he could “snap or go postal” and some have even planned escape routes in City Hall."

 M'yeah. That's not good.

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Paul says go Republican if you want less inequality:

"But Paul is right about the concentration of inequality in major urban areas. A 2013 report from Brookings ranked the cities with the most and least inequality; big blue-state cities with Democratic mayors tended to be the most unequal, while somewhat smaller cities in red states with Republican mayors tend to demonstrate less inequality.
 
Rand Paul concluded his response by saying that,

“the bottom line is, if you want less income inequality, move to a city with a Republican mayor or a state with a Republican governor.”

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All I know is if the Washington Redskins give in to the name change that will open the floodgates to all sorts of demands. No one will be safe including the cool Blackhawks name.

And why stop at sports, right?



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“The quote that you pulled there is a very different situation,” Earnest told a reporter. “He [Obama] said he was not prepared to put boots on the ground to take out the Assad regime. That was precisely the mistake the previous administration had made … to take down Saddam Hussein.” 

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/whistling past the grave yard. "Oh look ma. A death cult."

Oh but don't you see? American-Zionist imperial occupation makes us be a death cult!

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A Pennsylvania cop - Lisa Mearkle - tased a man five times and then shot him, basically execution style not once but twice killing the man.

His crime? For running away from the officer for...expired inspection stickers.

Yes. The cop murdered a civilian over a FUCKEN STICKER.

It gets better. She was acquitted

Nice job Pennsylvania.  Take. A. Bow.

War on cops my ass.

Next time you see cop hero worshiping think of that guy Ludovic in Paris. Now he was a bloody hero.

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Obamacare imploding all by itself?

"...Mind you, UnitedHealth was a huge backer of the 2009 law. One of its top execs, Andrew Slavitt, then joined the administration to run the health exchanges.
What’s going on here? Basically, the long-feared “death spiral”: Not enough young, healthy folks are signing up for these plans, so insurers are losing money despite the hefty federal subsidies for the coverage. They’re raising premiums to even things out — but that drives even more folks away, so that only older, less-healthy customers remain, driving new losses . . ."

"...And the Obama administration itself last month predicted 2016 enrollment would be less than half of what the Congressional Budget Office predicted in March."

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TIME:

Another Ice Age?


I love that.

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The Guardian proves through Zach Stafford there's no such thing as peak derp:

"Men are pretty terrible people. They commit significantly more violent crimes, robberies and assaults each year than women do, according to the Department of Justice. They are more likely to show anger in the workplace and be rewarded for it while women are affected negatively for the same behaviors. They even take up too much space on public transportation when “manspreading”. I could keep going."

No. Don't. You pretty much broke the mold of insidious banality with your opening sentence.

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We're winning the war against coal!

Drink!

So sad how stupid the Gaia cultists have become.

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Mike Rowe for President:

(On Melitha Harrith-Perry being troubled about the word hard worker): "...I dismissed her point because it relied upon a gross generalization. To suggest that “hard worker” has become a “conservative buzzword,” is to paint all conservatives with a very broad brush, in my opinion. MHP stated that all conservatives described single-moms as “lazy” and “failures who suck off the system.” She then walked that back when her guest, quite rightly in my opinion, pointed out that she was generalizing."

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Government set to kill the vape industry - all based on nothing but fear and little else. They'll try and 'scienctify' their bull shit but don't buy into it. But people will because sea levels or cancer or something.

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Tesla, like most subsidized green projects, is a form of 'climate indulgences for the wealthy' as someone put it.

Remove the subsidy and let's see where the chips fall.

This notion we need to subsidize to drive innovations is faulty as it is silly.

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Obama says GOP helping ISIS.

He's some piece of work, no?

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Speaking of which, the monster the Democrats created called Obamacare continues to unleash unintended consequences at the speed of Speedy Gonzalez.

"Obamacare regulations could be brewing up trouble for small breweries wanting to grow.
Beginning next year, restaurant chains with more than 20 locations nationwide will be subject to new rules requiring calorie information on all menus. Restaurants will have to measure menu items made in-house, but when it comes to products such as beer — which are manufactured elsewhere and distributed to chains — the data must be shipped with the product."

Growth, innovation and productivity will slow because of unscientific garbage like calorie counts pimped and pumped the government who know jack shit about food. I wouldn't trust one single 'expert' pushing this nonsense.

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As if that's not enough to point we're in a Dark Age, check this mental decision to cut yoga class at the University of Ottawa. Once again, Canada is importing nutty, left-wing, SJW theories from the U.S. I expect us to surpass them soon enough because, well, the Liberals are in power.

Staff at the Centre for Students with Disabilities believe that "while yoga is a really great idea and accessible and great for students ... there are cultural issues of implication involved in the practice," according to an email from the centre.
The centre is operated by the university's Student Federation, which first approached Scharf seven years ago about offering yoga instruction to students both with and without disabilities.

Weep.

What they pejoratively call 'Cultural appropriation' has been part of humanity for ages dumbasses. We constantly borrow from different cultures. Without it, we don't advance you clowns.

Nothing worse than a presumptuous progressive xenophobe hack.
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Kathleen Kane scandal.

There are no good people in this story.

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In the 'Bad Ideas' file let's head on over to New Haven, Connecticut.

"Lock your doors or learn your lesson, that’s the message from New Haven police.

Officers in East Rock are starting a pilot program.
“Cars will be checked for visible valuables,” said New Haven City Spokesperson Laurence Grotheer.
If they see a valuable Grotheer says they’ll take it if you car doors are unlocked. They’ll leave a note and you can pick it up at the police station property room.
“I think it might work,” said Audrey who lives in the neighborhood.
“It seems odd,” said Kristen Zalota who lives in East Rock. “It’s an interesting way to combat crime I guess.”
It seems a little invasive, I’m uncomfortable with the idea,” said Corey Hassell.

Audrey is insane I think. She needs to exercise her brain more. I hope Corey is not married to her.

“What they’re doing here is in my judgement is not questionable a 4th amendment violation. They ought to get sued. I hope they do get sued,” said Williams.

He says this pilot program is against search warrant federal laws.

Williams saidm “In effect what they’re doing is stealing these people’s property. They have no right to enter their car at all because just because it’s not locked doesn’t mean it’s not your private property.”

No shit.

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Zoolander continues with his on the job training.

He assured Canadians his government could take in 25 000 refugees in a timely and orderly fashion while ensuring all were properly vetted all without an actual plan I might add -  all by December 31. 

When I first heard this I found it odd as to why he was obsessed by this date. December is a Holiday month so how this was going to be achieved was a mystery to me. But what do I know?

Looks like someone pulled him aside and told him 'na-ah' because Canada will now take in 10 000.

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35 people with E. coli  linked to Holier than thou Chipotle.

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Government mandated calorie counts are doing - surprise - nothing.

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So how's that commie $15 hr 'we're owed a living wage' racket going in Seattle?

Not so good.

“Congress hurt the very workers it intended to help.”

Story of progressive intent, no? They'll never learn. I luckily came out of it soon after high school after some simple, straightforward observances. Not because I was smart but rather I was honest with what I was seeing. I felt it was all misguided experiments intent that led to failure because they worked against basic human laws. Not to mention, the subsequent silliness of added layers of regulations and laws to "fix" what wasn't working.

Again, progressives fail at obeying and taking responsibility for the unintended consequences they unleash as a result of their cemented actions.

The comments are excellent for the record.

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Oh look. Another surprise. The CBC spins Trudeau's inexperience into a virtue.

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Scratch an academic, find a lover of authoritarianism. Simplistic? Sure. But is it that far-fetched? Experts tend to have a bit of a God-complex when it comes to the 'greater good'. And since achieving the greater good is harder with all those pesky notions of individual liberty in the way, it's only natural they admire strongmen and dictators. That's why you see so many on the left write stupid polemics about how they admire people like Fidel and, in this case, one-child policy. It makes them wet with the very idea of being able to pull crap like that here.

The lust for power and control. Except, they delude themselves into thinking they do it for the right reasons. 

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"Milwaukee DA John Chisholm was apparently so unhinged by recent criticism that he actually suggested Saturday that Governor Scott Walker be criminally charged with defamation for criticizing him.

So, no, Chisholm really doesn't get the First Amendment thing, does he?"
No one deserves to be told 'suck my dick' than Chisholm. 

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Here you go. What the students demand. 

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Irony:

"It costs $6 to visit Karl Marx's grave."

Of course, capitalist pigs will probably make up the bulk of the clientele because Marxists will be too busy protesting how unfair it is while demanding the same rich folks subsidize their right to visit his grave.

I jest but would it shock anyone if they did?

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Obama is, to me, right not to get roped into a ground war in Syria.

Problem is, they're slowly sliding into it - and without legal authority. The U.S. will get in there soon enough.

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Iran deal not binding. Seems like Iran forgot to sign it. 

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The Patriots emasculates teams to the point they whine like little bitches.

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There's just too much police abuse going on. From Chicago to Seattle, we're seeing outright murder.

This is where conservatives lose me.

For example, I read David French's explanation defending that cop in Spring Valley who hurled a student across the class room. He could have killed her but there was French - going bad ass derp for law & order. It was shocking.

That she didn't respond doesn't mean it's justified to throw her around like an animal. The guy escalated - and cops seem to excel at this -the situation.

This is where conservatives put on their SJW Retard caps.
War on cops. I don't think so.

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Dutch tell refugees to go to Denmark.

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Well, they're at it again. The Scare Cancer Brigade now and then like to come in and frighten us off a perceived vice we like to consume. 

Like cigarettes, we've been hearing about how bad red meat is for decades. I admit I'm not the biggest meat eater but I'm not a meathead when it comes to buying into this nonsense.

From comments at Reddit:

"2.5% is the lifetime diagnosis number, with median diagnosis age of 69 (which isn't too relevant to me right now). I was talking in terms of annual occurrence rate, so it's more of an annual return.
You can compound that over a mean lifetime (say, 25 years), but then also factor in the 90% survival rate of colorectal cancer. Let's assume based on your stats that having no family history doesn't help much, that's still an annual mortality of 35/100000 * 0.1, which is 0.0035%.


Compounding that for 25 years, you get 0.09% total death risk in a lifetime. 30% of that is negligible. And like my initial post, it certainly isn't compelling on a per year basis.
EDIT: forgot to mention about the 0.016% - 5-year risk is how I typically look at things, so that brings you to 0.014-0.018%. Regardless, I think it's important to look at the effect size closely when faced with correlations.


It's hilarious how much energy is still being poured into these tiny effects when we see things like nearly 10% of Americans being diabetic and another 30% pre-diabetic. Added sugar consumption is at ludicrous levels, multiple times above what the WHO recommends, yet we're still arguing over bacon.


Sure, you should probably limit processed meat, but it should be second in line to limiting added sugar. There are only so many dietary restrictions that are typically sustainable, so people need to prioritize based on effect size."

Meh. No-nitrates is a hoax.

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Toyota has to explain why ISIS uses their products? 

The CEO should ask why American arms always seem to fall into the hands of ISIS.

Funny that.

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Assault with a (potentially deadly)...vegetable.

Man, what do they do when squash is involved?

Reasonable and sensible people may scoff this off and make jokes but there are some seriously deranged people out there. Check these comments out. Notice they're all women for some reason. The equivalent of males chimps who chirp "comply with police and you won't die' stuff:

"Barbara Chasteen Daniels
Finally! A school that cares about the teacher. The student is old enough to be held accountable for her behavior.
 

2 · October 23 at 2:44pm
Barbara Greaves
It may only be a baby carrot today, but tomorrow it may be a stone or heaven forbid a gun. There should be more respect for teachers and it should start in the home. I am not saying the 14 year old should be in prison but strong message should be sent to her and other would-be assailants that teachers and adults should not have to take this treatment without recourse. Whether it is a fine or community service or some other action is up to the teacher and the court system.
 

3 · October 23 at 9:38am
Sylvia Edmonds

Raise your child at home and then they will know how to act in public...where is the joke in a child throwing anything at an adult...
 

4 · October 23 at 6:03am
Priscilla Shadden

Anyone who believes the girl didn't mean to hit the teacher is just stupid. She most certainly meant to do exactly what she did, and the fact it hit the teacher in the forehead tells me she has done stuff like that before. "Baby" carrots are often not baby at all. Most are medium sized ones cut in short lengths, and they are HARD until they're cooked! The girl deserves the assault charge!!!


Nice people. Idiots.

Is it me or do woman have a fetish for authoritarian law & order or what?

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This is so awesome it deserves its own independent post.

No socialist party elected in Poland.

Gee, I wonder why socialism is unpopular in those countries.

Problem is the Law & Justice party - as their name implies - seem really old world conservative.

And that may not be a good thing.

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Tomorrow's future.

These, remember, our political, business and intellectual masters down the road.

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RIP Ken Taylor.