K T Cat 1/28/2023 4:46:07 PM This one is for Ohioan, but hopefully everyone will get something from it. The video below will speak to him and his wife, I think.My morning caffeine has long since worn off and I'm writing without the aid of bourbon, so my energy level is a bit low right now. I've been spending most of my free intellectual energy on my upcoming talk, but I didn't want to neglect the blog, so here's a few tidbits on physicist and astronomer, Fred Hoyle, the chap who came up with the name, "The Big Bang Theory." To me, they paint a picture of a brilliant, fallible, very human man who spent his life in a sincere search for truth.From Harpers in 1954:And now I should like to give some consideration to contemporary religious beliefs. There is a[...]
... because it manifests itself in an objective world.What is wrong with saying, "You have your truth and I have my truth?" That one has been bugging me for a long time. Its internal contradiction comes from physics. You do not have your physics and I have mine, we all have the same one. It is universal. Dittos for chemistry, biology and mathematics. Are moral decisions different?Moral decisions take form in the real world, the domain of science. Your decisions affect people, places and things. Those people, places and things are governed by the ordered laws of science and math. Therefore, the effects of those decisions are the same no matter who makes them. If you inject heroin into your body, it has the same cranial[...]
Silvio Canto, Jr. Saturday, January 28, 2023 4:00 AM "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Guest: Fernando Hernandez, author of "The Cubans: Our footprints across America." His book traces the contributions that Cuban immigrants have made in the United States from as far back as the 1800s until the present time.We will remember today the life and times of Jose Marti, who died on this day in 1895. How significant is he to those of us Cuban Americans who grew up in the US?Click to listen:
W.C. Varones 9/1/2022 4:31:22 PM President who usurped Congressional spending authority to issue an executive order handing out hundreds of billions of dollars right before an election will lecture nation on "threats to democracy."
W.C. Varones 7/20/2022 4:08:43 PM WSJ:Calpers stock portfolio returned minus 13.1%, while bonds returned minus 14.5%, the pension fund said. Those losses delivered a double blow for retirement funds and other savers who have long relied on those two assets to move in opposite directions. Private equity and real estate returned 21.3% and 24.1%, respectively. It's a CalPERS miracle Everything with observable market prices went down, but everything CalPERS values subjectively went up By double digits
B-Daddy 1/26/2022 8:32:44 PM Well not really; and not just because Burnham isn't a household name. James Burnham authored key insights on "managerialism" and predicted its eventual triumph over capitalism in his 1941 book "The Managerial Revolution," summarized here, but skip ahead 5 minutes (this is a great podcast). George Orwell provided this summary in 1943.Capitalism is disappearing, but Socialism is not replacing it. What is now arising is a new kind of planned, centralized society which will be neither capitalist nor, in any accepted sense of the word, democratic. The rulers of this new society will be the people who effectively control the means of production: that is, business executives, technicians, bureaucrats and soldiers,[...]
Which would be the result of actually implementing this whole #DefundThePolice nonsense. To catch you up:From The Guardian:The Minneapolis city council has pledged to disband the citys police department and replace it with a new system of public safety, a historic move that comes as calls to defund law enforcement are sweeping the US. Speaking at a community rally on Sunday, a veto-proof majority of council members declared their intent to dismantle and abolish the embattled police agency responsible for George Floyds death and build an alternative model of community-led safety. The decision is a direct response to the massive protests that have taken over American cities in the last two weeks, and is a[...]
Doo Doo Econ Tuesday, January 19, 2016 6:08 PM Doo Doo Economics are the policies of overspending, printing money, neglecting the key economics issues, bad science and promoting entitlement programs which all add up to higher taxes during a recession and economic unsustainablility.
Once again Americans are facing questions about the definition of a Natural Born Citizen (NBC).This is the simple and indisputable definition: Two citizens who have a child, naturally create a new citizen. This is a Natural Born Citizen.There is absolutely no expert either legal or historical who will argue to the contrary. They may argue to include additional citizens, but this is the core of the definition.Two people who have a child in a location, have a citizen who is native to that land. This is a Native Born Citizen. Thus, terms like "Native American" which imply a location and not an allegiance to a country.A person can be both Natural Born and Native Born, or in the United States we also have Naturalized[...]
Do you remember the headlines when Obama apparently declared America a Muslim country on French television? Taken from an Islamic perspective this statement is dangerous. It sounds as if the President of the United States sees America is a Muslim nation. When you consider translations, this may presented to the masses as exactly that, American President Hussein (an exclusively Islamic name) Obama declares America to be Islamic. Thus America would be "al-Islam", or territory which may never be ceded to non-Muslims.Semantics, right? Over-reaction, right?Except, this is a long standing meme from not only the President, but also his staffers. [...]
Dean 11/11/2015 9:22:09 AM Over the weekend, Salon writer, DAVID MASCIOTRA, caused quite a dust-up on social media with his own salute to the troops ahead of Veterans Day . Here is the headline, followed by the sub-headline and then followed by the first paragraph of the piece:You dont protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracyIt's been 70 years since we fought a war about freedom. Forced troop worship and compulsory patriotism must endPut a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly childish trait, of a childlike culture, that insists on anointing all active military members and police officers as heroes.If you desire, you can read it[...]
Theres no denying that over the last few decades most all on-field rules changes made by the NFL have been exercises in increasing offense and scoring. This has created an arms race in a sense where the pendulum swings back and forth between the NFL offenses and NFL defenses whereby the offenses get aided by rules changes and the defenses counter with a combination of innovative schemes and superior athletes. To wit, for years, its been conventional wisdom that the best athletes in the world were in the NBA. Now days, we would add NFL defensive backs and possibly outside linebackers/rush ends into that mix (you dont think dudes like Richard Sherman, Darrelle Revis and J.J. Watt can ball a little?).But[...]
Then, when Rose purchased his home in Minneapolis, he found himself living only blocks from the site of the George Floyd and Jamar Clark killings and often driving past the location of the Philando ...
Looks like many students are not prepared to be adults. The Daily Beast reports. College Students Need Remedial Classes in How to Be Adults Is 18 years enough time to prepare for the stresses of being an adult? For Americas increasingly fragile college studentsthousands of whom are returning to campus in the next two weeksthe The post College Students Need Classes on How to Be Adults first appeared on College Insurrection.
Not a free college degree though Republican-American reports. How to go to Ivy League schools for free online Ivy League schools like Harvard and Yale come with a lot of prestige. But another thing these famous schools are known for are their high tuition costs. Fortunately, with the popularity of open education and technology, there The post You Can Attend an Ivy League School for Free Online? first appeared on College Insurrection.
"We recommend avoiding general and often dehumanizing 'the' labels such as the poor, the mentally ill, the French, the disabled, the college-educated. Instead, use wording such as people with mental illnesses."The post The Associated Press Thoroughly Beclowns Itself With Stylebook Change on the Word The first appeared on Legal Insurrection.
"The defendants slapped, kicked and pushed the victim, even beat her with wooden board, and on one occasion hog-tied her hands and feet and dragged her down the stairs in front of her children."The post Virginia Family Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy to Commit Forced Labor first appeared on Legal Insurrection.