2017-04-28

The Brutal, Naked Hypocrisy Of Academia

2017-04-27

About Those Federal Judges Blocking Trump

Think they're doing it out of principles?

Think again.

Most are just activist Democrats.

I thought activism in the judiciary was supposed to be, like, you know...bad.

Here's a great article at Lawfareblog covering this behaviour by the judges challenging a democratically elected official:

"...But there’s also another meta-legal discussion to be had here. And it’s a discussion that connects directly back to a piece we wrote recently on what happens when people—including judges—don’t take the President’s oath of office seriously.
To put the matter bluntly: why are so many judges being so aggressive here?"
"...The legal disputes are both interesting and important. But this meta-legal question strikes us, at least, as far more important and far-reaching. And we think the answer lies in judicial suspicion of Trump’s oath. The question goes to the manner in which we can expect the judiciary to interact with President Trump on this and other issues throughout his presidency. It goes, not to put too fine a point on it, to the question of whether the judiciary means to actually treat Trump as a real president or, conversely, as some kind of accident—a person who somehow ended up in the office but is not quite the President of the United States in the sense that we would previously have recognized."
"...We don’t mean here to do an exhaustive legal analysis of either court’s work. But suffice it to say that you don’t have to be a Trumpist to have questions. The Maryland opinion seems significantly stronger than the Hawaii opinion, but both have substantial holes.
"...For one thing, at least some of the standing analysis seems off. Judge Watson, for example, found standing for a man on grounds that his mother-in-law might not be able to visit him and his wife because of the ban, though she had not yet even sought a waiver of the ban’s applicability to her; in other words, it’s totally unclear that she will even be meaningfully impacted by the new version of the policy. In fact, the EO specifically lists visitation of a close family member who is also a U.S. citizen or resident as possible grounds for a waiver. Similarly, a standing analysis that made sense the first time around by a state—that its university would be adversely affected—seems at least a little premature without knowing anything about how many people associated with that university will actually be kept out of the country. This time around, after all, student study is listed explicitly as possible basis for a waiver. There may well be standing here, but the opinions are hasty on the points.  
"...Our point here is not that the district judges are clearly wrong. It’s merely that they are not clearly right—on a whole lot of points. And in the face of real legal uncertainty as to the propriety of their actions, they are being astonishingly aggressive. It is not, after all, a normal thing for a single district judge to enjoin the President of the United States nationally from enforcing an action that the President contends is a national security necessity, much less an action taken pursuant to a broad grant of power by the legislature in an area where strong deference to the political branches is a powerful norm. And it really isn’t a normal thing for multiple district judges to do so in quick succession—and, moreover, to do so in the face of substantial uncertainty as to the actual parameters of the constitutional and statutory law they are invoking and powerful arguments that they are exceeding their own authority.
So what’s going on here? "
It goes into fascinating details about how the judges arrived at their (clumsy I argue) rulings. It raises more eyebrows than anything. Prior to this article I observed that this was likely part of the overall belief that a certain segment of Americans believe 'Trump must be stopped at all costs because crazy and not my President'. 
This article revealed once you get past the legal reasoning of it - which is clumsy to say the least - my initial hunch of this being more a case of challenging the 'man' in the office and less about the office itself. All the more so given that some of these judges are known to be activist Democrat judges; which the article seems to overlook for some reason. I would think this kinda plays a part in one of the conclusions presented. 
Not good because now you've opened the door for the other side to do the same even though there's nothing wrong with the person in power. At that point, why have elections if you're not going to respect the wishes of the people?

The actions are so severely short-sighted that they'd rather make an emotional stink over a temporary ban because  of someone they don't like at the expense of the long-term health of the Republic. 
In other words, to be blunt,  if you accept this, then don't be fucken surprised when it's done to your guy.  At which point, the same people cheering this on will be the first to cry when it happens to them.

Not good.

Not good at all.


2017-04-26

What's Going To Happen?

If we go by what is generally the accepted version of our history in the West, here's how things will likely unfold moving forward.

That the West is experiencing a process of 'darkening' is pretty clear to anyone who admits it. For instance, activist judges politicizing their rulings, racial hucksterism, silencing of voices, anttifa violence, arresting of people for 'hate speech' on social media, setting 'official' opinions and doctrines on issues like abortion, transgender and climate change, hyperbolic reactions to elections, defense of illegal immigration, the immorality of accepting migrants/refugees for its own sake without proper vetting, post-modern intellectualism, welfare as a means to an end to 'protecting' citizens and the subsequent removal of dignity, the hysteria around cutting or defunding programs of negligible use to the advancement of a civilization, excessive permits demands, white privilege, safe spaces, trigger warnings, obsession over slavery that lead to inane demands for reparations, cultural appropriation, abnormal amounts of rules and regulations that have become oppressive, and so on. All of these are finding support within the halls of academia and even legitimized within our legal framework.

All it adds up to is less the progress of civilization and more a simple assault on liberty.

The closing and slow eradication of classical liberalism began a long time ago; roughly around the time of the rise of the progressives in the early 20th century. It further evolved into a frightful collective Jacobin force guided by Marxism in the 1960s led by loathsome radical individuals like Jacques Derrida and all the moral and intellectual relativist virus that came with it.

Oh, the minds it has poisoned and continue to destroy!

That we experienced two Great Wars that led to the colossal loss of tens of millions of people is the single greatest tragedy faced by the West. With it generations and centuries of inherent Western knowledge was gone. Weak and lost, it permitted for a lower rung of people to take over.

And the result is plain to see.

Pay little or no attention to their screams of everyone being a Nazi, Fascist, racist, thug, ignorant, anti-science and all that. That's just projection on their part. 

Know the players.

So.

What's happening is the true rational and reasoned minds are being pushed aside and forced out of the realm of the mainstream public discourse. Most of the people hogging the mains spaces are the reactionaries. The Robespierre's of our times.

They feed you with all sorts of junk about 'settled science' while claiming to 'fucking love science' when in fact they know little of the subject. Most of the biggest players pushing the agenda aren't climate scientists at all but are opportunists earning a healthy income off it.

It's not just in the sciences we see a 'shuttering'. It's in the humanities, engineering and other fields and industries. Just follow FIRE and Campusreform and Reason magazine to keep informed and be aware of what's transpiring and unfolding before your eyes.

The government will increasingly crack down on free peoples (just like the Church did once upon a time) and what this will do is spark - or at least reignite - our genius much like we saw in the Renaissance. Most of the great moments in history came in times of chaos and often when people were suppressed.

It just taps into our inner desire to excel. When pushed, great minds will eventually push back and regain control. At what cost I do not know but there will be casualties. People will go to jail at the hands of tyrants, some unfortunately may lose their lives if the trajectory of the rhetoric from the left continues.

Alas, if history is our guide, it will hopefully not be in vain and their voice will be heard for generations to come. I'm confident eventually there will be a natural purging and the moss and pond scum will eventually recede never to be heard from again. There will be a return to normalcy and our sense of perspective and proper contextualization will be put back in order.

As the sidelines swell more and more with such great people, they will eventually get back in the game and will overwhelm the pretenders and shysters.

*They* often say 'you will be on the wrong side of history!" They usually being the ones who will end up on the very side.

Don't be played. Be astute. READ YOUR HISTORY*. Don't interpret it through corroded lenses. Be vigilant and intelligent about it.

*If you think Trump is a Nazi - metaphorically or otherwise - you have not read your history. If so, you failed. Now go back and READ THE FUCKEN THING. Arm yourself properly and don't be a useful idiot for idiots.






Trampling On Freedom Of Speech Is Now A Problem And A Scourge Infecting The West

Courtesy of Spain this time.
"When she posted jokes on Twitter about a 1973 assassination committed by Spain's Basque separatist group ETA, Cassandra Vera never for one moment thought they would land her a one-year jail sentence.

But last month, one of Spain's top criminal courts found the 21-year-old guilty of "justifying terrorism" and humiliating its victims - the latest in a series of such convictions for social media pranks that has the country divided, and partisans of free speech worried.

"They ruined my life," Vera tweeted about the 13 posts about the 1973 murder of Luis Carrero Blanco, the prime minister and heir-apparent of dictator Francisco Franco who was killed in an ETA bomb attack that sent his car hurtling into the air.

"ETA combined a policy against the use of official vehicles with a space programme," read one of her posts.

Another said: "Did Carrero Blanco also go back to the future with his car?" Vera is unlikely to spend time behind bars, as offenders of non-violent crimes with a sentence of under two years do not serve time in jail.

But she now has a criminal record that will prevent her from getting a scholarship for her studies."

Everytime I read something like this I realize just how close my blog can come to being hauled before a bunch of dumbass judges like this. It's enough to send a chill down my spine. They say 'when' 1984 sets in.

Kiddos, it's not a matter of 'when' anymore. It has arrived.

The last part in the last paragraph in the quote is critical. Does the comment rise to ruining a person's life? You've effectively removed from society a productive person who can contribute to your country. Instead, you created ill-will and probably a sense of inner-anger that is not helpful.

This is the unenlightened and plain old stupid position of censurers.

If you're a person who thinks along the lines of 'I believe in free speech but' you need to knock some sense into yourself and recalibrate your thinking. You don't believe in it and you tacitly accept such grotesque rulings by thinking this way.

Canada is on par with other Western countries when it comes to this barbarism. That is, it's not advanced but backward. For me, Canada is on the wrong side of the issue. You're pretty much a useless country if you can't defend the rights of man.

Make no mistake, the United States stands alone fighting for liberty. This is why the First Amendment must be guarded with the vigilant equivalence of one million people and soldiers protecting a kingdom.

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I completely agree with Jordan Peterson. A man who is literally alone fighting the anti-free speech virus spreading in academia. Freedom of expression and speech is the bedrock of our classical liberal heritage in the West. It's what made the West what it is. Fight for it.

Think you're protected in Canada? I suggest you pay closer attention. You're not and Ontario is leading the way in this travesty of a situation.



2017-04-25

Bill Nye Is Not The Face Of Science

Bill Nye doing his best to make sure people fucking love science; in his own reactionary way.

How backwards and upside is the situation? Engineers like Nye challenge physicists like Happer.

Stew on that, Stu.

In other words, he's so full of shit, the gasses coming out of his ass probably contribute to the climate change hysteria.

Bill Nye is no scientist. He just played a zealot version of one on TV.

2017-04-23

The United Nations Is A Joke And Immoral Organization Reason #944959596

Saudi Arabia.

Get this.

I can hardly contain my anger, shock and laughter.

Hang on.

Saudi Arabia. That noted peaceful kingdom has been voted and appointed to the women's rights commission.

No. You read that right.

Out with it. Name the countries in Europe who voted for this and let them be ostracized mercilessly for their insidious stupidity. Apparently at least five of them did.

Then again none of this is surprising given Iraq and Libya once led the human rights commission.

Sometimes I just feel humans are plain fucken evil.


French Socialists Battered

Three and counting.

That is, three countries the progressive movement has been routed. First in the United States, then in Holland and now France.

Good. They were doing too much damage.

Once the left is gone, we can (hopefully) rekindle our common classical liberal heritage.

As for Le Pen being described as 'extreme right' it's best to understand - or reframe it as 'right' on the socialist scale. Le Pen is basically a socialist and all the extreme reactionary elements in Europe are just derivatives of the socialist ideology.

Calling it 'right-wing' was devised to confuse people into thinking it's conservative but it isn't.

Just like they played that trick with Nazis and Fascists. Both are just offshoots of socialism. And as such, are to the right of that while communism and Marxism is to the left.

So in essence, these murderous ideologies have been fighting between themselves through out the 20th century while conservatives and liberals were pushed off to the side. 

Sunday Afternoon Music

Party And People Of Science

Some quotes from the science protest:

"Protests get in the news and raise awareness. Planting a tree doesn't"

"A bit of trash on the sidewalk is not a big issue when you've got trump as president funding the fucking coal industry."


Brilliant. These people love science so much it's ushering in a second Scientific Revolution.

When's the engineering protest?

Let's go over a couple of spokespersons for the progressive left.

First, there's Rachel Maddow who claimed a Venezuela protest was because of some Trump donations. Totally not about people starving and socialism raping yet another nation. Nah. Steve Bannon something, something. How in the world does this Rhodes Scholar (snicker) still have an audience? 

Then there's Neil de Grasse Tyrson who thinks Trump's science deniers "threaten" democracy.

Hey, Neil I wonder how many people - mostly fans of yours I'm sure - at the science march believe there are no differences between genders, gender is fluid and social constructs. 

The comments are just as absurd.

TAKE THAT FOR DATA!

Party of reason folks.


2017-04-22

Celebrate Earf Day Because You Fucken Love Science

National Academies release sweeping review of research misconduct.

And make sure to make a sign against climate deniers that reads "Officer, arrest this man!' 

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Ah yes, those accurish climate predictions.

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I see that engineer turned climate shyster Al Gore has made another inconvenient movie.

Gee, one would think shame would enter the picture with these folks but I guess the money is too good.

THIS TIME it'll happen.

Sorta like how socialism will eventually click and work, amirite? 

2017-04-21

Quote Of The Day

"Ted Turner (Atlanta Journal Constitution, Wed. Dec. 2, 1998) in an address to the Society of Environmental Journalists in Chattanooga – blamed Christianity for overpopulation and environmental degradation, and argued that the people who disagree with him are “dummies.” He stated in part, “The Judeo-Christian religion says man was given dominion over everything, and his salvation was that he was to go out and increase and multiply. Well, we have done that … to the point where in Calcutta, it’s a hellhole. So it’s not an environmentally friendly religion.”

If I were to ever cull all the quotes I've culled over the years, this one would probably rank high.

It's delicious in its projection, arrogance and stupidity.

It also reminds us that being wealthy and successful in one thing doesn't translate or transfer into being smart and understanding history.

It does show how climate system change hysteria turns critical thinking into mush. 

The one gaping problem in his comment, of course, is that Christianity is not the dominant religion in India.

The other major flaw is of all the major religions, Christianity has among the lowest birth rates with Islam being the most prolific.

But you wouldn't hear Ted declare this fact (just like Jews face much more hate crimes than Muslims do and likely ever will), right?

Right.

The anti-Western sentiment among progressive elites is insufferable as it is troubling.




The Liberal Party Of Canada Puts Ideology Above Your Rights To Free Speech

As you know, I'm not a supporter of the Liberal party (or the NDP for that matter). Heck, since Trudeau and seeing what he has done, I downright despise them. Can a group of politicians be anymore insufferable at the alter of political correctness?

Never mind all the quibbles about budgets and foreign policy.

The singular issue that should concern us all as Canadians is the one about freedom of expression and speech.

Increasingly, slowly and surely, the government is moving to squash your rights to whatever 'official' position on the books.

An official position that is imposed on an individual is the eradication of free thought.

And when free thought is eliminated what do we have?

Exactly.

The thing people don't understand about what's happening is A) they don't want to believe it's true (it is. Bill C-16 and Motion 103 are clear red flags) and B) that if they don't say anything wrong they're safe.

But they're not. The very fact we don't come to the defense of someone who holds a differing view (however maddening, eccentric, offensive etc.) means we've left ourselves vulnerable to those very same attacks and aggressions from the government to prosecute opinions.

Canada is not on a good track at all. And since the arrival of the Joy-Joy Feelings of the Liberal party it has regressed to a point I consider threatening to civil liberties.

And if you think you're rights are guaranteed you're wrong. The Charter doesn't, at the end of the day, protect your rights at all. Basically, the way it's written is the government has final say.

Remind me how this is not totalitarian again?

The mere existence of it should leave us a tad concerned.

Contrast this to the United States, a truly unique people among nations, they at least have the First Amendment to protect them. At the end of the line, the sovereignty of the people will inevitably prevail. Unless the left begins its assault on the 1A (and they already have because they know in order to control people the best way to do it is through language) like they're doing with the 2A.

Yes, the common, clear enemy is the progressive left. These are not friends to you or our civil liberties.

I can't see how anyone would conclude otherwise. Every single major piece of legislation in the West that curbs freedom comes from the left side of the spectrum.

It's what they excel at.

I've joked that it's a matter of time even a tiny, shitty blog like this one will eventually come into the cross hairs of some piece of shit, remedial, shit-stained faux-righteous, pseudo-intellectual SJW and be reported to an unelected body of beastly bureaucrats determining if I'm a danger.

I think people at the moment aren't thinking hard enough about this issue. They're not pondering the consequences of these actions as it relates to their fellow humans. It can and usually does ruin the lives of everyday people.

The criminalization of speech and opinions is not a normal development in the West. It's not a natural ideal that has any basis in our collective heritage and conceptualization as liberal beings.

It's in fact a malignant virus stemming from critical theory and other left-wing ideologies seeking to hijack what we've achieved as an enlightened civilization.

The day pop culture pseudo-scientists and politicians started to agitate for the 'arrest' of who they term to be 'climate deniers' was the day I turned my back on that movement. A movement that is less rooted in reason and more in emotions with cult-like fanaticism.

The second you need to resort to violence (I will be tackling the pathetic antifa idiots in another post) or calling for the arrest of people you disagree with mean you lost the plot. You're incapable of moving forward your argument through facts and reason. Saying people are not *listening* is a cop out for if your argument truly was valid and had merit, people will come around.

Fight for your rights people. Don't let special interest and politicians set the tone and laws controlling speech. If they do, ask yourself: Are you sovereign? Are you not your own moral and intellectual agent?

What good is the collective and 'diversity' if the individual is weak and without thought? Or possesses  ideas but is too afraid to speak?

It isn't.

And it all ends up like Soviet Russia, North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela.

ALWAYS.

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I do find progressives smugly relishing the fall of O'Reilly interesting for one reason. I think they believe that part of the reason why no one listens to them (as revealed by ratings) is because people are stupid and have been roped in by the likes of O'Reilly and Limbaugh.

With O'Reilly gone, they somehow think that magically things will 'set straight' and be less 'confrontational'.

Instead, what's going to happen is they will still suck (because mocking people is not a way to sell your ideas) and others will step in and take their place.




2017-04-20

The New England Patriots Fact Check The Paper Of Record; Late Talk Show Circuit Pile On O'Reilly

These photos lack context. Facts: In 2015, over 40 football staff were on the stairs. In 2017, they were seated on the South Lawn.

The Times were trying to make it look like the Pats were 'protesting' Trump.
Fake news, right?

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Speaking of liberals being liberals, I find it amusing how late night talk shows don't even bother to pretend not being Democrat. Notice how they're piling on O'Reilly. I think he had more ratings than all their liberal sorry asses combined.


Progressives, in other words, like to mock their enemies rather than make salient points in favor of their arguments. *Apparently* the virtues of progressivism is self-evident - or something. Much easier to mock and pretend to be smart.

2017-04-19

Canada Never Was Serious About Whatever They Call Global Warming Now

I just couldn't let this article in The Guardian by Bill McKibben slide. In it he criticizes Justin's climate system change hypocrisy. In it though, the author reveals his own hypocrisy or at the very least cognitive dissonance.

Let's delve right into it.

"Donald Trump is so spectacularly horrible that it’s hard to look away – especially now that he’s discovered bombs. But precisely because everyone’s staring gape-mouthed in his direction, other world leaders are able to get away with almost anything."

That's some opening. Ta-dah!

We can easily flip this and simply add Obama into it. 

As for the bombs, you mean the bombs Obama left behind to use? It remains to be seen if Trump uses more of them than Obama did.

But don't let that fact get in the way of a solid progressive narrative that Obama was a 'great President who inherited and mess and couldn't really do much because of obstructionism' (which really means, when you Sham-Wow it, he was an ineffective pseudo-leader with shallow views incapable of selling his agenda without blaming others for his faults and mistakes). Obama was the poster child for 'The Emperor has no clothes'. 

It surprises me how people haven't read through his shtick of carefully crafting a superficial image. There was no substance to his Presidency. There was no true defining moment; a leitmotif redirecting or rekindling the American spirit. Just the extension of the previous administration with extra-primo dose of cynicism and of the political version of 'what, me do?' coyness. 

Gape-mouthing stuff indeed.

"And he’s mastered so beautifully the politics of inclusion: compassionate to immigrants, insistent on including women at every level of government. Give him great credit where it’s deserved: in lots of ways he’s the anti-Trump, and it’s no wonder Canadians swooned when he took over."

Who's swooning? Teeny-Boppers? Adults addicted or vulnerable to the cult of the personality?

Whatever. It was plain old syrupy progressive social engineering with little substance. It's one thing to be a negative and repressive having kept back minorities permitting a pervasive pent-up of talent; a collection of unappreciated people waiting yearning and yelping to be unlocked from their cages and unleashed by an enlightened rulers.

It's quite another when it's done for its own sake. "Say, know what I think? I think we need a trans-gendered Muslim-Inuit feminist woman in this spot! Forget pasty white Bob and his pink pipi who deserves it. Stick to the narrative and all will work itself out...somehow. Just place a 'Diversity' and 'Equality' sticker on it and a-waaay we go!"

Because it's....insert the current year.

I see nothing in this world view that advances Western civilization. In fact, it sets it back because it places people in positions they're simply not ready for. This is how you hasten declines in any organization, corporation and yes, civilizations.

You can only get away with putting mediocre people in charge for so long.

"...Catherine McKenna, who pushed at the Paris climate talks for a tougher-than-expected goal: holding the planet’s rise in temperature to 1.5C (2.7F). "

Catherine McKenna. These are our 'masters'. So spare me about Liberal transparency and 'ethics'.

"But those words are meaningless if you keep digging up more carbon and selling it to people to burn, and that’s exactly what Trudeau is doing. He’s hard at work pushing for new pipelines through Canadaand the US to carry yet more oil out of Alberta’s tar sands, which is one of the greatest climate disasters on the planet."

Good. I happen to agree with that. And no, it's not a disaster.

Hyperbole is not a good fit for men.

Canada, partly because of our choices in the past, is a semi-diversified economy that relies on its resources. We don't have the same dynamic economy as the United States. As such, playing environmental politics is actually bad for our economy. 

"That is to say, Canada, which represents one half of 1% of the planet’s population, is claiming the right to sell the oil that will use up a third of the earth’s remaining carbon budget. Trump is a creep and a danger and unpleasant to look at, but at least he’s not a stunning hypocrite."

Well, here's the thing. Canada has always been a hypocrite on climate change. I don't know why we bother pretending since our fate is tied into resources. Rather, Canada is realistic and got caught up in all this climate change hysteria.

We're also quite the hypocrites on peace. We, historically, sell our fair share of arms to dictators and despicable regimes like Saudi Arabia.

"...This having-your-cake-and-burning-it-too is central to Canada’s self-image/energy policy."

To enviro-whackos and the 'I fucking love sciency things' crowd.

Personally, I couldn't care less.

"McKenna, confronted by the veteran Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki,"

Suzuki? Let's write an article about someone's hypocrisy by including another hypocrite.

Okay, enough of this article which goes on to use the word 'mathematical' (which we all know is the Achilles Heal for progressives; they prefer to cherry pick data to fit a narrative) capped off with a final TDS,  "Trump is insulting the planet, in other words. But at least he’s not pretending otherwise."

Didn't realize the earth can be 'insulted'.

Anyway.

One final note about Trudeau's ridiculous and vapid outtakes on Canadian 'values'.

The Liberals want to install a Federal carbon tax scheme scam imposing it on all provinces regardless of whether it's viable. It's just the 'feel-good' thing to do is all.

My guess is, and I'm pretty comfortable in it given the reservoir of data and evidence we now have regarding government interventionism in the economy and how it skews things, the unintended consequences will not be favourable to the average Canadian - or, ironically, the environment.

The real elephant in the room is the outrageous tax and spend policies of the Trudeau Liberals in a country that's not exactly on solid growth grounds.

Buckle-up Buckaroo.

It's going to be a rough ride moving forward.





2017-04-18

Tuesday Night Blues

It's that time of year where the government takes its way too big of a cut of our pay checks:

2017-04-17

The New York Times; The Paper Of Record

....fit to wipe your ass with:

“Marwan Barghouti is a Palestinian leader and parliamentarian.”
“…is a Palestinian political figure convicted and imprisoned for murder by an Israeli court.”
Editors’ Note: April 17, 2017 
This article explained the writer’s prison sentence but neglected to provide sufficient context by stating the offenses of which he was convicted. They were five counts of murder and membership in a terrorist organization. Mr. Barghouti declined to offer a defense at his trial and refused to recognize the Israeli court’s jurisdiction and legitimacy.
Quite the cheap tactic.
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At the bottom of the article this:
You have 1 free story remaining this month.
You have ONE article remaining this month.
Is that a fact? Like I'd pay for this crap. 

2017-04-13

The Daily (Fricken) Derp

First a little quip by your truly. 

Everyone thinks they figured out 'the scam' or the answers to 'better living.'

In reality, they're chasing a shadow.

Sorta like investors (usually engineers) who think they figured out how the market works.


Okay here's another one. 

When something gets off to a bad start in most anything, it rarely gets back on track.

As Americans have learned with Obamacare.

Alrighty, off we go with the Derp!

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Here's an analysis on Assad and Syria from the Long War Journal.

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The party of science continue to fucking love science and sciency things.

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Don't say conservatives don't come up with dangerous ideas and suggestions for the Constitution. Ask Mark Levin.

Not good and very disappointing.

Why don't you get a dictator and be done with it already?

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Sober and interesting account of why this person no longer identifies as a feminist.

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"Volunteers were heartbroken when they were forced to destroy “perfectly good barbecue” by covering it in bleach and then throwing it in a dumpster.
Every year, for the last five years, volunteers with Kookers Kare – a group of barbecue chefs with hearts as big as their stomachs – have worked together to feed thousands of hungry homeless people. However, this year, 3,000 homeless people expecting that food, were denied it, thanks to the cold and callous hand of the state."
We're the government and only we're allowed to care for people.
Wouldn't surprise me, this being the government where cognitive dissonance is absent, if they were to  take ads warning people not to waste food because Africa - or some shit.
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Aw. Hurt and surprised by how the government doesn't give a shit and puts rules about humanism?

Check this out:

Seven-year-old Ryder McIntyre of Quispamsis has cerebral palsy and was thrilled when a road crew showed up at his house last summer and paved his family's gravel driveway for free so he could finally move around and play in his own yard.
"It's great," said Ryder's father, Tyler McIntyre.  
"He can play on a flat space — not on the road and he can use his adaptive bicycle.  It's a lot easier for him."
Ryder was beaming when he posed for a picture on the new driveway after it was finished, but those good feelings dimmed last month when the family got caught up in the province's continuing property assessment scandal.  
As neighbours around them got assessment decreases, the McIntyres were notified of a $50,900 increase in their property assessment and a 25 per cent increase in their tax bill.
No good deed goes unpunished, brah. Especially where bureaucrats get involved. This is the lesson.
Now go and punch in 'EPA abuse'.

You woke now, brah.

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Is youtube demonetizing sites they don't agree with politically? Even apolitical sites who happen to discuss topics progressives don't like aren't safe anymore.

What a shame. And disgrace if true. Time for someone to come up with an idea to challenge youtube.



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The U.S. women's soccer team has been demanding they get equal pay to their male counterparts in the USMNT in recent months.

Maybe they should focus more on their own development and not lose to an U-15 team before they make such ridiculous demands?

The women's game is not on par with the men. Simple as that. Not tactically, not physically, not talent wise or, and this is the crux of the reality, revenue wise. It isn't.

I had my own experience with this back in the 1980s. After losing a game in a tournament in which we didn't play well a group of girls representing Team Quebec and four years our senior took to trash talking us for some reason and even challenged us to a game. Most of my team mates declined so only seven of us took on 11 18 year-old girls.

We were trashing them something like 9-0 before a couple of the guys had had enough and walked off the field.

We showed no mercy. That's what you get for bugging a bunch of 14 year-old boys with bruised egos fresh off a loss.

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So a degree from Stanford is worth what exactly now?

"When Ziad Ahmed was asked on his Stanford University application “What matters to you, and why?”, his answer was clear.
He wrote: “#BlackLivesMatter”, repeating the hashtag exactly 100 times to highlight the excessive use of police force which disproportionately kills black men and women.
The practising Muslim senior high school student in New Jersey has since been accepted to the prestigious University."
The West. This is precisely how it's falling and why Trump won.

Let in little SJW twirps in and what do you expect?

Excellence?

What in the hell is Stanford thinking?

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Of terrorists and women's marches.

"The document was co-authored by, among others, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, a convicted terrorist. Odeh, a Palestinian, was convicted in Israel in 1970 for her part in two terrorist bombings, one of which killed two students while they were shopping for groceries. She spent 10 years in prison for her crimes. She then managed to become a US citizen in 2004 by lying about her past (great detective work, INS: Next time, use Google) but was subsequently convicted, in 2014, of immigration fraud for the falsehoods...." 


'"...You can see why she’s a hero to the left. Another co-author, Angela Davis, is a Stalinist professor and longtime supporter of the Black Panthers. Davis is best known for being acquitted in a 1972 trial after three guns she bought were used in a courtroom shootout that resulted in the death of a judge. She celebrated by going to Cuba.
A third co-author, Tithi Bhattacharya, praised Maoism in an essay for the International Socialist Review, noting that Maoists are “on the terrorist list of the US State Department, Canada, and the European Union,” which she called an indication that “Maoists are back in the news and by all accounts they are fighting against all the right people.” You know you’re dealing with extremism when someone admits to hating Canada."
Nice people.

Rotten actually.

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I need a breather here. Much derp brings much stress.

Learn ye some liberty!

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Ivy League schools ain't what they used to be.

Harvard just doin' its bit to further damage...things:

"In a dark development in the on-going saga of Harvard sanctions on members of “unregistered single-gender social organizations,” Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana today sent Harvard students the 46-page “Final Report of the Implementation Committee for the Policy on Membership in Single Gender Social Organizations” along with a statement that he will be accepting “nearly all” of its recommendations. The report is the one that was kept under lock and key for months, and of which even the committee members who wrote it were denied copies. (No red flags there!)"

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Not for derps.

Charts that will change your view on poverty.

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Obama's sparkling grasp on things.

Yup. Still an idiot.

Not gone enough.

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Not derp.

RIP Don Rickles.

“I shouldn’t make fun of the blacks,” Rickles said, and then proceeded to do just that: “President Obama is a personal friend of mine. He was over to the house yesterday, but the mop broke.”

Man had more balls than the entire lousy cast of SNL who were too busy licking Obama's balls like cultists.

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Italian academics do the right thing and don't take part in the stupid Israel boycott.

We could not reach Odeh for comment.

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Open and tolerant Canada:


"Nearly half of Canadians want to deport people who are illegally crossing into Canada from the United States, and a similar number disapprove of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling the influx, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday."
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Subway plans to sue CBC over fake chicken accusation.

FYI: CBC's revenues, I read somewhere, plunged 60%.

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On the Philadelphia sugar/soda tax.

Unintended consequences, something something.

Take a bow Philly. Bum taps all around.

Idiots.

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Yes, we did. Yes, we can.
“You were the change. You answered people's hopes, and because of you, by almost every measure, America is a better, stronger place than it was when we started.”
- President Barack Obama


Ah.

Coulda fooled me.

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But people actually believe, for instance, he 'calmed the Middle-East.' No joke. One of the most inept administrations seen yet, and he's getting credit for it (those nasty Republicans wouldn't let him do anything!)? Every single day of his Presidency he was at war. His rhetoric had no consistent message (Benghazi at the very least was a symbol of a breakdown in leadership), he dropped tens of thousands of bombs, destabilized Libya (sure, why not?!) and Egypt and so on.

Over 26 000 bombs in 2016 alone.

And Trump's first bombing campaign is setting a 'dangerous precedent and threatens to destabilize'?

ARE THEY FRICKEN KIDDING ME?

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What the hell is Brian thinking?

“I am tempted to quote the great Leonard Cohen: ‘I am guided by the beauty of our weapons,’” he added. “They are beautiful pictures of fearsome armaments making what is for them what is a brief flight over to this airfield.”
I just find it astonishing Brian Williams got another job. Meanwhile Billy Bush is unemployed for merely giggling.

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Deep thoughts with T.C.

Nancy Pelosi supports Trump on the airstrikes.

Think about that.

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Swedish feminists wish to visit UAE.

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"As numerous experts have since said, unmasking is pretty common. Even if Rice did not break the law (and it appears she did not), the scandal is that what she did was most likely legal. It is not outrageous that a national security adviser can discover the names of Americans caught up in legal surveillance of others when there is a threat of a terrorist or cyber attack. It is outrageous that it’s so easy to do this in the absence of such a rationale.”

Classiest most transparent administration EVAH!

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Michael Mann idiot?

Yup, still an idiot.

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In the 'No shit' instalment of the day.

There WAS a liberal media bubble!!!???


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Anytime I see a comment that includes 'Drumpf' in it, I safely ignore it. It suggests a pant-shitting ignoramus so why bother?

"In our willingness to believe any evil of Trump, some have claimed his original name was "Drumpf". This isn't true, this isn't how the German language works. Trump has the power to short-circuit critical thinking in both his supporters and his enemies. The "Drumpf" meme is just one example."

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How to survive an attack from an SJW nutcase.

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Nancy Pelosi demands Americans need to know what's in it before it's passed! 

Classic.

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Why Amazon has no profits.

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Fall of the West reason #657339982845:

Criticizing Sharia is 'hate speech.'

Oh. And time is all relative man. It's not right to tell people of other cultures their not punctual.

Yes people. This is where we're at.

It's worth noting that cultures who don't consider punctuality to be a case of respect for a myriad of reasons generally don't come from prosperous lands - albeit sometimes lovely places to visit.

"...Rather, the slide says that Alejandro should “recognize cultural differences that may impact the meeting and adjust accordingly,” and understand “that his cultural perspective regarding time is neither more nor less valid than any other.”

Shut the fuck up, Donny.

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Very long but interesting read on left-wing terrorists in the United States including Bill Ayers.

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San Diego is discovering unintended consequences is a bitch where $15 minimum wage is concerned.

Except it's not unintended consequences. This would mean we didn't know what could be the result of an action undertaken. In the case of minimum wage, there's over 100 years of body of evidence detailing it doesn't work and, well, fucks the poor and unskilled workers.

So there are no excuses. Politicians who push this are ignorant left-wing dopes wreaking havoc on our economies.

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Great moments in public health.

The state has the final say on whether your child lives or dies as the Charlie Gard case shows.

But keep supporting it folks.

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Obama's new nickname, I think, is The Weasel. It befits him well.

Just a bonus. The Dynamic Prog Duo of Obama and Jarret will be sure to keep the progressive dream alive.

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The former Italian foreign minister offers his thoughts on Trump and Syria.

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/Looks under rock. Yup. Bombardier still a ward of the state. /Lowers rock.

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When I was in university the most annoying people were the ones on student bodies. Always angling for something pointless, making noise, causing a needless ruckus that really, in the end, changed fuck all. Indeed, they were always engaging in the most foul, anti-humanist, pseudo-intellectual bull shit.

And they've seem to have gotten worse.


"Some students who voted against the measure cited concerns that, if approved, it’s essentially “legitimizing certain hate speech,” “delegitimizing minorities on campus” and “putting people at risk,” 

Tape 'em up boys!

Word of advice if you're not sure if the person in front of you possesses profound intelligence. If they say, 'I believe in free speech but...' they're a poser.

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Apparently, Obama lowered the sea levels and deficits....yet the GDP/debt....increased?

How does that work?

He was the best, Jerry! He did the best he could, Jerry!

His best wasn't good enough, mebbe?

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Obama - that classy guy - abused the Espionage Act.

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Nazi Germany was nationalist and socialist.

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And how he laid the tracks for Trump's relationship with the press.

Obama gets no pass here on this blog as you've noticed.

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The Charles Murray flap.

The irony of course is in his book Western Acheivement, Murray touches on the subject of whether there is a decline in Western achievement. He contends that since, the 1950s there has been one.

Looking at university and college campuses (as a mere example given students are supposed to lead future generations), I tend to agree.

Not promising.

More on the Murray here and here.

Another irony here is Murray's wife is from Thailand where did a lot of humanitarian work over there.

That's more than any of these idiotic students will ever do for fellow humans besides scream and holler nonsense.

It's an anti-intellectual witch hunt and academics and deans alike are playing their parts by enabling the SJW movement

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Speaking of stupid students, remember that kid who got into an Ivy League school for writing 'BLM' all over the entry exam? Yeh, surprise, he's from a white privileged background.

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Blame. Amy, Hillary, Obama - it's not my fault

http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com

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Yeh well, to me, the Palestinian flag on the corner of Park and Pine is an eye sore.

I always come down to one thing: The Jews have contributed far, far more to the North American experience. So profound it only sheds even more light on the Palestinians mindset and its left-wing supporters.

One side produces, the other agitates.

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Wow. I'm really treading Motion 103 with my criticism of Muslim hate crimes, eh?

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File under 'Victim group eating each other up' or 'We try to do nice things':

“The CMHR, run by wealthy children of settlers, decided local Indigenous people’s heritage does not deserve the same respect as their own ancestors and history,” writes author Kimlee Wong. “[It is] a decision rooted in cultural superiority, arrogance and privilege … The CMHR was constructed with the same Eurocentric arrogance that stole peoples lands, food sources and eventually their children; Eurocentric arrogance that determines that their pet projects are more worthy of public funds than affordable housing and justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women.” Now there’s someone who won’t be patronizing the gift shop."



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Well, this segment is called The Daily Derp:

"Public service broadcasting (PSB) across the world is in crisis. This article examines how, if at all, normative academic ideals of public service broadcasting inform discussion about the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Canadian news media. The researchers undertook a quantitative (N = 467) and qualitative (n = 29) content analysis of five years of Canadian news media coverage about the CBC published between January 1, 2009, and April 30, 2014. Their systematic analysis of this research found little connection was made between the CBC and discussions of public service values. This study contends that the pre-eminence of neoliberal discourse represents a serious assault to broadcasters with a public service ethos."

Oooooh. Neoliberal...hissss.

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Hey man, a power fist to J Geils.



When music was fricken music. That's what I think whenever the old gatekeepers like Berry and Cotton pass on.

The J Geils Band never needed a subsidy, right?