Showing posts with label society. Show all posts
Showing posts with label society. Show all posts

March 12, 2018

Emotional learning will be the downfall of society

fromTownhall: Feelings are more dangerous than ideas, because they aren’t susceptible to rational evaluation. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Thomas Sowell - The Political Value of Crisis

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A brilliant analysis by Professor Sowell regarding the primary tactic used by politicians to push their agendas.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Government wants our trust, but where's the accountability?

fromReason: The foul ups by the Broward County Sheriff's Office don't inspire confidence.
The Government is Not Us

Jurors can be heroes, too; follow consciences rather than law

fromDuluthNewsTribune: They have the extraordinary power to reach a decision they believe is right.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

If police don’t have to protect the public, what good are they?

fromTheRutherfordInstitute: According to the U.S. Supreme Court, police have no duty, moral or otherwise, to help those in trouble, protect individuals from danger, or risk their own lives to save “we the people.”
Police State America

Justice Alito's fantastic line of questioning in 'political' apparel case exposes liberal bias

fromDailyWire: A brilliant exposure of leftwing nitwittery.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

March 7, 2018

How many lives are saved by guns -- and why don't gun controllers care?

fromCreators: If states which did not have right-to-carry concealed gun provisions adopted them in 1992, approximately 1,570 murders and over 60,000 aggravated assaults may have been avoided yearly. 
2nd Amendment Assaults

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - The Morality of Redistribution

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Problems of murder, mayhem and other forms of anti-social behavior will continue until we regain our moral footing.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market    

Just like Vegas, authorities are hiding the surveillance footage of Parkland shooting

fromCreators: Just like officials have done in Las Vegas, authorities in Broward County are now surrounding themselves in secrecy and refusing to released the surveillance footage showing Nikolas Cruz attack the school.
The Government is Not Us     Police State America

Walter E Williams: Hidden Agenda or Ignorance?

fromCreators: Problems of murder, mayhem and other forms of anti-social behavior will continue until we regain our moral footing.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery     2nd Amendment Assaults

The Stupid Things People Do When Society Breaks Down

by Brandon Smith. A frequent mistake that many people make when considering the concept of social or economic collapse is to imagine how people and groups will behave tomorrow based on how people behave today. It is, though, extremely difficult to predict human behavior in the face of terminal chaos. What we might expect, or what         ... MORE

Victor Davis Hanson: The University Gone Feral

Where PC intolerance trumps free speech.   The university, long exempted from social norms and rules, has gone wild in the 21st century — or rather, regressed to pre-puberty. The University of Missouri campus police now request that students — a group not known for polite vocabulary — call law enforcement if someone disparages      ... MORE

5 Times Concealed Carriers Have Stopped Mass Shootings

Why not do what works?  We’ve seen our fair share of tragedy over the last decade.  Mass shootings, the loss of life, the cracking of the very fabric of society… Sometimes it’s hard to come up with solutions to these problems.  But what if a solution already existed — and best of all, it worked? It does.  It’s called carrying a concealed firearm every  ... MORE

The Creative Destruction Of Nudity In Playboy Magazine

by Sarah Skwire.       Playboy has finally found a new way to shock and titillate America.The magazine has announced that it will no longer feature full nudity. Instead, it will be moving toward a partially clad, cheesecake pin-up style.When I heard the news, I immediately wondered what the great economist Joseph Schumpeter would have made  ... MORE

Obama Chooses Openly Gay Man To Lead The Army

by Greg Jaffe.      Political correctness has covered a lot of ground in 4 years. President Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services. Fanning, 47, has been a specialist on national security issues for more    ... MORE

Can A Free Society Work For The Less Clever?

by Stephen Hicks.     Honestly now: Do you have what it takes? We all like to think we’re smarter than average, but the math is cruel. Half of us are below median intelligence, and some of us are considerably lower. So why should we think that freedom is a good policy for everyone? I believe freedom is the best policy, but sometimes that is a hard     ... MORE

G Bentley: Paper Explodes Feminist Myth That Women Are As Horny As Men And Calls For Legalization Of Prostitution

It is what it is.   Men’s demand for sex far outstrips that of women and the gap is set to widen with major implications for laws surrounding prostitution, according to a new paper from the Institute of Economic Affairs. One of the key claims in the IEA paper is that there is a major gap between men and women in sexual desire. “Male sexual      ... MORE

Record 93,770,000 Americans Not In Labor Force

by Caroline May.   The number of people not in the labor force reached another record high in July, according to new jobs data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS reports that 93,770,000 people (16 and older) were neither employed last month nor had made specific efforts to find work in the prior four weeks. The number of people    ... MORE

Charles Riggs: Parable Of The Sheep

When dealing with wolves.   Not so long ago and in a pasture too uncomfortably close to here, a flock of sheep lived and grazed. They were protected by a dog, who answered to the master, but despite his best efforts from time to time a nearby pack of wolves would prey upon the flock. One day a group of sheep, more bold than the rest, met to ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Looking Back

Discovering what is important.  After my 85th birthday last week, I looked back over my life and was surprised to discover in how many different ways I had been lucky, in addition to some other ways in which I was unlucky. Among the things I did not know at the time was that I was adopted as an infant into a family with four adults, in which I was ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Culture and Social Pathology

"Greatest generation" failed to transmit moral values.    A civilized society's first line of defense is not the law, police and courts but customs, traditions, rules of etiquette and moral values. These behavioral norms — mostly transmitted by example, word of mouth and religious teachings — represent a body of wisdom distilled over the ages  ... MORE

What Does It Mean To Be “Free”?

How you can increase your freedom.  When most people think of the term freedom, they think of it politically, in the context of living in a “free” country, for example. The libertarian conception of it is the most clear and relevant to us here: freedom is the ability to do whatever you want, so long as it doesn’t infringe on anyone else’s right to do  ... MORE

Baltimore’s Missing Fathers

by Ken Blackwell and Rob Schwarzwalder.      The rioting in Baltimore is disturbing to all Americans, as the unresolved cause of Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody should be as well. It is right that political and religious leaders, community groups, business organizations and law enforcement officials are commenting about all the   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Race, Politics and Lies

Behavior matters and so do facts. Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown was shot in the back by a white policeman in Missouri — but there was not nearly as much turmoil created by   ... MORE