Showing posts with label culture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label culture. Show all posts

Nov 30, 2018


Profitable penalties imperil justice

fromReason: Forfeit a $42,000 Land Rover for a minor drug offense? The Supreme Court is now looking at law enforcement's shameless policing for profit scheme.
Police State America     Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

What government scientists are doing to make their insane extreme climate forecasts

fromEconomicJournal: Dr. Patrick Michaels, director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, discusses the parameterization of the models, the cherry-picking that goes on and the skewed incentives.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Man who bit off cops finger free after jail beating video is revealed

fromDailyMail: Registered sex offender who chomped off piece of cop's finger and swallowed it is ACQUITTED after jail surveillance footage shows officers pinning him down and beating him.
Police State America     Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

VIDEO: This Stupid F*king Caravan

fromDailyMail: That stupid migrant caravan that Obama and the Left contended was "a lie" is now arriving.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

8 Shocking demographic trends which will greatly shape America’s future

fromEndofAmericanDream: We are witnessing a fundamental transformation of America.  Some welcome the changes that are happening, while others are greatly resisting them.  But one thing is very clear – the United States is a very different place than it was 40 or 50 years ago.

Mueller’s RussiaGate probe: Conflicts, presuppositions and special interests

fromDisobedientMedia: Rep Louie Gohmert: “Mueller has a long and sordid history of illicitly targeting innocent people that is a stain upon the legacy of American jurisprudence.”
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Walter E Williams: Transgenderism Can Be Helpful

North Carolina's legislative body passed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which mandates a statewide policy banning individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to their biological sex, as opposed to their opinion of their sex. That means people must use bathrooms and other public facilities where occupants can be in various  ... MORE


Victor Davis Hanson: The Art Of National Suicide

America can still avoid sharing Europe’s fate.     But only if we take action. Because of what Europe has become, it now has few viable choices in dealing with radical Islamic terrorism. Its dilemma is a warning to Americans that we should turn away from a similar path of national suicide. After suffering serial terrorist attacks from foreign      ... MORE

Ray Williams: The Cult Of Ignorance In The United States: Anti-Intellectualism And The "Dumbing Down" Of America

The rise of the idiot in America.  There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It's the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility. Susan Jacoby, author of The Age of American Unreason, says in an article    ... MORE

7 Ways The Government Wasted Your Tax Dollars Last Year

by Bre Payton. The federal government spent millions subsidizing Donald Trump’s new hotel, building a useless gas station in Afghanistan, and funding a study on the dating habits of senior citizens, according to a new report by Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.). The above findings are three of 100 ways the feds blew taxpayer dollars on ridiculous projects  ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - Dependency Culture Hurts Blacks

Walter E Williams: Can We Learn From Europe?

A valuable lesson for Americans.       Earlier this year, my column asked, "Will the West Defend Itself?" I pointed out that America's leftists and progressives believe that the U.S. should become more like Europe. I wonder whether they also want to import European policies that created barbaric extremism among its Muslim population. France's      ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Education Disaster

It is not for too little money.      The 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress report, also known as The Nation's Report Card, shows that U.S. educational achievement, to put it nicely, leaves much to be desired. When it comes to reading and math skills, just 34 percent and 33 percent, respectively, of U.S. eighth-grade students tested     ... MORE

Which Of The 11 American Nations Do You Live In?

by Reid Wilson.     Red states and blue states? Flyover country and the coasts? How simplistic. Colin Woodard, a reporter at the Portland Press Herald and author of several books, says North America can be broken neatly into 11 separate nation-states, where dominant cultures explain our voting behaviors and attitudes toward everything from social  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Who's Responsible?

What do we make of Hillary's observation?    Hillary Clinton told a mixed audience, "I mean, if we're honest, for a lot of well-meaning, open-minded white people, the sight of a young black man in a hoodie still evokes a twinge of fear". Before we get into the nuts and bolts of that observation, I'd like to ask a question. Would well-meaning,      ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Charlatans And Sheep

A closer look at the dynamics of disparity.     One of the many painful signs of the mindlessness of our times was a recent section of the Wall Street Journal, built around the theme "What's Holding Women Back in the Workplace?" Whenever some group is not equally represented in some institution or activity, the automatic response in some     ... MORE
Charlatans and Sheep: Part II                      Charlatans and Sheep Part III

Thomas Sowell: The Past And Future Of The Refugee Crisis

No junior varsity solutions, please.  The refugee crisis in Europe is one of those human tragedies for which there are no real solutions, despite how many shrill voices in the media may denounce those who fail to come up with a solution. Some options may be better than others, but there is nothing that can honestly be called a solution. Nevertheless    ... MORE

Robert Gore: The Best Novel Nobody Has Read

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin    is the most well-known American novel that nobody reads. Histories of the Civil War invariably mention its role in stoking abolitionist sentiment, and President Lincoln greeted Stowe as “the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war.” The book’s characters have become part of   ... MORE

Joshua Krause: Americans Embrace Debt As New Norm

7 in 10 believe that debt is necessary.   America’s debt problem has been widely documented over past few years, and not just the public kind. The average American is swimming in trillions of dollars in medical fees, car payments, mortgage liabilities, as well as credit card statements and college tuitions. However, none of that is shocking        ... MORE

Barry Farber: Unify America - Speak English

Language is the glue that holds a country together. What was so strange about that delicatessen? Eventually it dawned on me. The place was busy, bustling; lots of customers asking questions; lots of waiters answering them. What was strange, it turns out, was that even though I was in that deli a good while, I hadn’t heard one single word of   ... MORE