Sunday, May 11, 2008

News of the Day (Week, Month, Year, whatever.....)

Arguing with your professor is "subversive", and could cause her "intellectual distress". Poor, poor Professor.


Surprisingly, British people have a hard time "footing the bill to save the planet".

More than seven in 10 voters insist that they would not be willing to pay higher taxes in order to fund projects to combat climate change, according to a new poll.

The survey also reveals that most Britons believe "green" taxes on 4x4s, plastic bags and other consumer goods have been imposed to raise cash rather than change our behaviour, while two-thirds of Britons think the entire green agenda has been hijacked as a ploy to increase taxes.


This animal beat his 17 year old virgin daughter to death for dishonoring him - she had a crush on a British soldier, presumably a Christian. He's still a free man.
She died on 16 March after her father discovered she had been seen in public talking to Paul, considered to be the enemy, the invader and a Christian. Though her horrified mother, Leila Hussein, called Rand's two brothers, Hassan, 23, and Haydar, 21, to restrain Abdel-Qader as he choked her with his foot on her throat, they joined in. Her shrouded corpse was then tossed into a makeshift grave without ceremony as her uncles spat on it in disgust.

Rand's mother, 41, remains in hiding after divorcing her husband in the immediate aftermath of the killing, living in fear of retribution from his family. She also still bears the scars of the severe beating he inflicted on her, breaking her arm in the process, when she told him she was going. 'They cannot accept me leaving him. When I first left I went to a cousin's home, but every day they were delivering notes to my door saying I was a prostitute and deserved the same death as Rand,' she said.

'She was killed by animals. Every night when go to bed I remember the face of Rand calling for help while her father and brothers ended her life,' she said, tears streaming down her face.


Fairness, Idealism, and Other Atrocities - the best commencement address ever!

1. Go out and make a bunch of money!

2. Don't be an idealist!
Who does more for the redwoods and society anyway -- the guy chained to a tree or the guy who founds the "Green Travel Redwood Tree-Hug Tour Company" and makes a million by turning redwoods into a tourist destination, a valuable resource that people will pay just to go look at?
3. Get politically uninvolved!

4. Forget about fairness!

"Honey, you're cute. That's not fair. Your family is pretty well off. That's not fair. You were born in America. That's not fair. Darling, you had better pray to God that things don't start getting fair for you."
5. Be a religious extremist!

The Bible is very clear about one thing: Using politics to create fairness is a sin. Observe the Tenth Commandment. The first nine commandments concern theological principles and social law: Thou shalt not make graven images, steal, kill, et cetera. Fair enough. But then there's the tenth: "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's."


Here is a completely un - PC article that actually made it on a Canadian MSM site.

Statistics Canada reported that in British Columbia this median wage-earner's income fell 11.3 per cent over that quarter-century. Has StatsCanada ever lied to us before?

Yet there is no mystery; clues are thick on the ground. But Top People, and the media who serve them and know how far to go too far, as the Frenchman said, are reluctant to chase them -- because some are decidedly politically incorrect. Let me count the ways.

Immigrants. StatsCanada also reported that since 1980 immigrants have sharply lower incomes than those before 1980. But Proper Canadians (whose field marks include moral superiority to the Americans and faith in collective action and expanding government) shrink from joining the dots.


And then -- women. Ah, women. Constant Reader knows my heretical view that feminism played right into the male hands of corporate capitalism. ...

The phoniest of all perennial stories in the media is that -- shame, shame -- women as a group still haven't closed the wage gap with men.

And, unless at gunpoint, they never will. They will take days, months, years off paid work to bear and raise children. Which will hold back their attainment of credentials, work experience, seniority. Which lowers their life earnings -- and Joe and Jane Median's income.

Anyone not blinded by ideology should be hit right between the eyes by this simple observation.

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