Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Leftist Morals, Moral Discrimination and Hypocrisy

Martin Luther King, Pussy Grabber
This has been known for some time, so it's not news - but it is pertinent to today's leftist hysteria.
This man has his own national holiday, and a great many streets and boulevards named after him. Even Ralph Abernathy found his sexual exploits repellant. But his national holiday will not be revoked, because: skin tone.

Why Not? Everything Else Is Topsy Turvy These Days

Researchers posit way to locally circumvent Second Law of Thermodynamics
In a universe where you can posit the existence of Maxwell's Demon, anything is possible.
How often do quantum systems violate the second law of thermodynamics?

In addition, this new formulation of the second law contains a very large amount of information, dramatically constraining the probability and size of fluctuations of work and heat and, tells us that the particular fluctuations that break the second law only occur with exponentially low probability.
And another kick in QM's teeth:
Quantum engines must break down

Our present understanding of thermodynamics is fundamentally incorrect if applied to small systems and needs to be modified, according to new research from University College London (UCL) and the University of GdaƄsk. The work establishes new laws in the rapidly emerging field of quantum thermodynamics.

The findings, published today in Nature Communications, have wide applications in small systems, from nanoscale engines and quantum technologies, to biological motors and systems found in the body.

The laws of thermodynamics govern much of the world around us – they tell us that a hot cup of tea in a cold room will cool down rather than heat up; they tell us that unless we are vigilant, our houses will become untidy rather than spontaneously tidy; they tell us how efficient the best heat engines can be.

The current laws of thermodynamics only apply to large objects, when many particles are involved. The laws of thermodynamics for smaller systems are not well understood but will have implications for the construction of molecular motors and quantum computers, and might even determine how efficient energy extracting processes such as photosynthesis can be.

In this study researchers used results from quantum information theory to adapt the laws of thermodynamics for small systems, such as microscopic motors, nanoscale devices and quantum technologies.

Small systems behave very differently to large systems composed of many particles. And when systems are very small, then quantum effects come into play. The researchers found a set of laws which determine what happens to such microscopic systems when we heat them up or cool them down. An important consequence of their laws is that there is more fundamental irreversibility in small systems, and this means that microscopic heat engines can not be as efficient as their larger counterparts.

"We see that nature imposes fundamental limitations to extracting energy from microscopic systems and heat engines. A quantum heat engine is not as efficient as a macroscopic one, and will sometimes fail," said Professor Oppenheim, a Royal Society University Research Fellow at UCL's Department of Physics and Astronomy and one of the authors of the research. "The limitations are due to both finite size effects, and to quantum effects."

The researchers investigated the efficiency of microscopic heat engines and found that one of the basic quantities in thermodynamics, the free energy, does not determine what can happen in small systems, and especially in quantum mechanical systems. Instead, several new free energies govern the behaviour of these microscopic systems.

In large systems, if you put pure energy into a system, then you can recover all this energy back to use to power an engine which can perform work (such as lifting a heavy weight). But the researchers found that this was not the case for microscopic systems. If you put work into a quantum system you generally cannot get it all back.

Professor Michal Horodecki of the University of Gdansk, and co-author of the paper, said: "Thermodynamics at the microscopic scale is fundamentally irreversible. This is dramatically different to larger systems where all thermodynamic processes can be made reversible if we change systems slowly enough."

Flawed analysis casts doubt on years of evolutionary research

Flawed analysis casts doubt on years of evolutionary research

Studies based on the apparently flawed method have suggested Earth's biodiversity remained relatively stable - close to maximum carrying capacity - and hinted many signs of species becoming rapidly extinct are merely reflections on the poor quality of the fossil record at that time.

However, new research by scientists at the University of Reading suggests the history of the planet's biodiversity may have been more dynamic than recently suggested, with bursts of new species appearing, along with crashes and more stable periods.

The new study, published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution by Dr Manabu Sakamoto and Dr Chris Venditti, from Reading, and Professor Michael Benton, from Bristol, says a technique used to 'correct' records of diversity in fossils is actually giving misleading results.

It means almost a decade's worth of work aimed at providing an insight into evolution may be misleading as it was based on this fundamental error.

The method assumes that variations in the number of different fossils at any given time are a reflection of how much rock was available. It has been used in more than 150 published research papers since it was first used in 2007.

Dr Sakamoto, evolutionary biologist at the University of Reading, said: "Our work calls into question nearly a decade's worth of scientific reports and interpretations on the way life on Earth has evolved.

The researchers ran thousands of simulations to test the data correction method, but found it failed to return correct results in as much as 100% of the simulated cases.

Professor Mike Benton, Earth Scientist at University of Bristol, said: "The core assumption is that any portion of fossil diversity that can be explained by variations in rock volume should be explained by variations in rock volume. This assumption is based on no evidence.

"At the extreme, if you have no rock you get no fossils. However, there are many cases where two time intervals are represented by the same amount of rock worldwide, and yet fossil diversity varies massively. Explain that."

Earlier this year, Dr Sakamoto led research that revealed the dinosaurs were facing extinction even before the astroid strike that is credited with bringing about their ultimate decline.

Quality of the Fossil Record

How good is the fossil record?

The study, led by Dr Alex Dunhill, formerly at the Universities of Bristol and Bath and now at the University of Leeds, explored the rich and well-studied fossil record of Great Britain. Professional geological work has been done in the British Isles for over 200 years and the British Geological Survey (dating from the 1830s) has amassed enormous, detailed knowledge of every inch of the rocks and fossils of the islands.

Together with collaborators from the Universities of Bristol and Bergen, Dr Dunhill compared biodiversity through the last 550 million years of the British fossil record against a number of geological and environmental factors including the area of sedimentary rock, the number of recorded fossil collections and the number of named geological 'formations'. All of these measures have been used as yardsticks against which the quality of the fossil record can be assessed – but the new study casts doubt on their usefulness.

Dr Dunhill said: "We suspected that the similar patterns displayed by the rock and fossil records were due to external factors rather than the number of fossils being simply dictated by the amount of accessible rock. Our work shows this is true. Factors such as counts of geological formations and collections cannot be used to correct biodiversity in the fossil record."

The study benefits from the application of advanced mathematical techniques that not only identify whether two data sets correlate, but also whether one drives the other.

The results show that out of all the geological factors, only the area of preserved rock drives biodiversity. Therefore, the other geological factors – counts of fossil collections and geological formations – are not independent measures of bias in the fossil record.

Why The Left Loves Open Borders

Rigging Elections

It took Democrats a while to figure out that their grand strategy ought to be to give up on persuading the American people to elect them and instead for them to elect a new people.
Possession of a driver's license and pay stub does not a citizen make.

Perhaps if voters were registered only at birth or at the time of legal naturalization? But fraud has become easier to produce, and via hacking, easier to reveal. Still, laws don't matter any more as Obama/Hillary and their government of minions has proven conclusively.

I personally welcome all the foreign election observers, and I hope that they are effective. Our own government cannot be trusted with its own responsibilities anymore.

Weaponized Morality

Weaponized Morality

Indeed, the only people who actually do seem to believe the ideals underlying liberal democracy on their own terms are American conservatives, who are eternal losers that can serve only as gullible fools or controlled opposition.

This is not to say we are without idealism. We have a vision of hierarchy, of glory, of the upward path. But in what used to be our country, what should be sacred is cast in the dirt and what belongs in the gutter is trumpeted as an ideal. Our idealism is fueled by this terrible sense of betrayal, the raging fury that the institutions and figures who were supposed to secure our future have abandoned their responsibility and betrayed their duty.

Donald Trump, for all his faults, is a better man than anyone in the political class. Our own supposed leaders proudly boast they are plotting our deliberate destruction. The people who talk the most about “propriety” and “tone” are the same people who have unleashed death and chaos in pointless wars around the world.

“Morality?” Today, it’s just a shit test on a global scale, a public relations campaign, a marketing scam. To see a “Republican strategist” or a Beltway journalist pontificate about decorum is self-discrediting. To see the same people who celebrate the Folsom Street Fair suddenly clutch their pearls is revolting. It’s not about being “beyond good and evil” or denying standards. It’s about not falling for this same old con anymore.

And Here We Are

When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you … you may know that your society is doomed.
Ayn Rand

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Have a Hillary Halloween

Too Funny: The Vagina Monologues Are Now Rejected By The Left

Colleges Reject ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Because ‘In Order to Be a Woman, You Must Have a Vagina’
Leftist principles (moral and intellectual) frequently change course on a dime. The presence of a vagina is one of those times, I guess. But still, the feminists don't accept just anybody. So females without a vagina still have personal identity problems.

Why, Of Course They Are...

Two-thirds of child refugees screened by officials found to be adults, Home Office figures show

How Many Leftist Programs Do This?

Rates Rise Again For [X}, But So Do Subsidies
My immediate thought went to University costs to student debtors. The University raises its prices; the US Government increases loans to students, who bear the cost of the subsidy to the university.

But this article is about ObamaCare, which does the same thing. Except that the subsidies are managed differently, leaving insurance companies with part of the loss - shared loss with the healthcare consumer.

I think it is probable that in the end, it is the taxpayer who loses, as the national debt will force an inflationary economy and money will be printed 24/7 to service the debt while the average Joe will lose the effective value of his paycheck to the ravages of government-caused depletion of the value of a dollar.

Graphing Rage

Barclays Warns ‘Politics of Rage’ Will Slow Global Growth
Globalization is fundamentally incompatible with rising nationalist anger.

The report echoes Harvard University economist Dani Rodrik’s earlier contention that democracy, sovereignty, and globalization represent a "trilemma." Expansion of cross-border trade links—and the attendant increase in the power of supranational authorities to adjudicate economic matters—is a direct threat to representative democracy, and vice-versa.

The Left insists on "identity" as a sociological and cultural marker for the value of a "person". But the Left also wants total obeisance to themselves as the rulers of the Global Order which they will install: a "good" person is an obedient person. But the identity of all persons does not start with the planet (as devoted Earthlings), it starts with local culture and builds from there.

Loss of sovereignty to the elites is purely insane. But it has been slowly dragged in that direction over the past 70 years, ever since WWII, using the attritional tactic of Hegelian hegemony, the compromise of "synthesis" toward ever-Leftward antithesis. The elites don't want your input; they respect no mandate of the people. They want what they want, and nothing/no-one else matters.

It will take even more rage, and the implementation of forceful, rational measures to stop the Leftist onslaught against the personal identities which they don't respect, and in fact, hate. Under Utopia there is only one opinion allowed, and you will be told what that is by those who invent it.

Project Veritas: Rigging the Election – Video III: Creamer Confirms Hillary Clinton Involvement

Rigging the Election – Video III: Creamer Confirms Hillary Clinton Involvement

Project Veritas Action has released the third video in a multi-part series that is sending shockwaves through the DNC and the Clinton campaign. The first video explained the dark secrets and the hidden connections and organizations the Clinton campaign uses to incite violence at Trump rallies. The second video exposed a diabolical step-by-step voter fraud strategy discussed by top Democratic operatives and showed one key operative admitting that the Democrats have been rigging elections for fifty years. This latest video takes this investigation even further.

Part III of the undercover investigation dives further into the back room dealings of Democratic politics. It exposes prohibited communications between Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the DNC and the non-profit organization Americans United for Change. And, it’s all disguised as a duck.

Several Project Veritas Action undercover journalists catch Democracy Partners founder directly implicating Hillary Clinton in FEC violations.

“In the end, it was the candidate, Hillary Clinton, the future president of the United States, who wanted ducks on the ground,” says Creamer in one of several exchanges. “So, by God, we would get ducks on the ground.”

It is made clear that high-level DNC operative Creamer realized that this direct coordination between Democracy Partners and the campaign would be damning when he said: “Don’t repeat that to anybody.”

It was earlier this year when people wearing Donald Duck costumes started showing up at Donald Trump events all over the country. Brad Woodhouse is the president of Americans United for Change (AUFC) and he worked with Robert Creamer, Scott Foval, and DNC Rapid Response Coordinator Aaron Black to launch their “Donald Ducks” campaign.

After the first video in this series, Woodhouse fired Scott Foval, his national field director.

In the video, the operatives go on to explain their plot.

“Let me tell you something. I think she [Hillary Clinton] has the right instinct on this. This thing is resonating, but that story is not exactly what you want to hear about how presidential decision-making happened,” said Woodhouse.

However, the originator of the Donald Ducks scheme was supposed to remain secret.

Robert Creamer goes on to add, “I was actually on a plane to go to London last week -- Christina Reynolds [Deputy Communications Director for Hillary for America] calls saying, ‘I have good news and bad news. The good news is the candidate would like to have a mascot following around the duck -- I mean, Trump.’”

Creamer then says, “If the future president wants ducks, we will put ducks on the ground.”

Hillary Clinton and the DNC wanted the Donald Ducks agitators at Trump and Pence campaign events. The direct involvement of the campaign and the Democratic National Committee with Americans United for Change and activists wearing Donald Duck costumes smacks strongly of illegal coordinated campaign expenditures.

Federal campaign law experts have told us “the ducks on the ground are likely public communications for purposes of the law. It’s political activity opposing Trump, paid for by Americans United for Change funds but controlled by Clinton and her campaign.”

Representatives of Clinton’s campaign were on daily conference calls which PVA journalists witnessed with Creamer, AUFC managers and their operatives. They were talking about where to send the duck and the “ducks message.” Not only was the campaign in on it, but apparently Donna Brazille’s Democratic National Committee was in on it as well.

After last week’s stories released by Project Veritas Action, Americans United for Change fired Scott Foval and Robert Creamer announced to the DNC that he was stepping down from campaign responsibilities. James O’Keefe and Project Veritas Action have filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission.

Project Veritas Action Fund (AKA Project Veritas Action) was founded by James O’Keefe to investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud and other misconduct.
I hope O'Keefe wears body armor at all times.
Go THERE for video.

Why Do Research When You Can Fake It or Steal It?

Top University Got Millions of Dollars of Taxpayer Money by Faking Global Warming Research

A global warming research center at the London School of Economics got millions of dollars from UK taxpayers by taking credit for research it didn’t perform, an investigation by The Daily Mail revealed.

The UK government gave $11 million dollars to the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) in exchange for research that the organization reportedly never actually did.

Many papers CCCEP claimed to have published to get government money weren’t about global warming, were written before the organization was even founded, or were written by researchers unaffiliated with CCCEP. The government never checked CCCEP’s supposed publication lists, saying they were “taken on trust,” according to the report.

“It is serious misconduct to claim credit for a paper you haven’t supported, and it’s fraud to use that in a bid to renew a grant,” Professor Richard Tol, a climate economics expert from Sussex University whose research was reportedly stolen by CCCEP, told The Daily Mail. “I’ve never come across anything like it before. It stinks.”
But, but, but... their hearts are in the right place and the narrative didn't suffer. So they are AGW heroes, right? And efficient, too!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Leftism and Data Manipulation

New Podesta Email Exposes Playbook For Rigging Polls Through "Oversamples"

Earlier this morning we wrote about the obvious sampling bias in the latest ABC / Washington Post poll that showed a 12-point national advantage for Hillary. Like many of the recent polls from Reuters, ABC and The Washington Post, this latest poll included a 9-point sampling bias toward registered democrats.
"METHODOLOGY – This ABC News poll was conducted by landline and cellular telephone Oct. 20-22, 2016, in English and Spanish, among a random national sample of 874 likely voters. Results have a margin of sampling error of 3.5 points, including the design effect. Partisan divisions are 36-27-31 percent, Democrats - Republicans - Independents."
Of course, while democrats may enjoy a slight registration advantage of a couple of points, it is nowhere near the 9 points reflected in this latest poll.

Meanwhile, we also pointed out that with huge variances in preference across demographics one can easily "rig" a poll by over indexing to one group vs. another. As a quick example, the ABC / WaPo poll found that Hillary enjoys a 79-point advantage over Trump with black voters. Therefore, even a small "oversample" of black voters of 5% could swing the overall poll by 3 full points. Moreover, the pollsters don't provide data on the demographic mix of their polls which makes it impossible to "fact check" the bias...convenient.

Now, for all of you out there who still aren't convinced that the polls are "adjusted", we present to you the following Podesta email, leaked earlier today, that conveniently spells out, in detail, exactly how to "manufacture" the desired data. The email starts out with a request for recommendations on "oversamples for polling" in order to "maximize what we get out of our media polling."
I also want to get your Atlas folks to recommend oversamples for our polling before we start in February. By market, regions, etc. I want to get this all compiled into one set of recommendations so we can maximize what we get out of our media polling.
The email even includes a handy, 37-page guide with the following poll-rigging recommendations. In Arizona, over sampling of Hispanics and Native Americans is highly recommended:
Research, microtargeting & polling projects
- Over-sample Hispanics
- Use Spanish language interviewing. (Monolingual Spanish-speaking voters are among the lowest turnout Democratic targets)
- Over-sample the Native American population
For Florida, the report recommends "consistently monitoring" samples to makes sure they're "not too old" and "has enough African American and Hispanic voters." Meanwhile, "independent" voters in Tampa and Orlando are apparently more dem friendly so the report suggests filling up independent quotas in those cities first.
- Consistently monitor the sample to ensure it is not too old, and that it has enough African American and Hispanic voters to reflect the state.
- On Independents: Tampa and Orlando are better persuasion targets than north or south Florida (check your polls before concluding this). If there are budget questions or oversamples, make sure that Tampa and Orlando are included first.

Meanwhile, it's suggested that national polls over sample "key districts / regions" and "ethnic" groups "as needed."

- General election benchmark, 800 sample, with potential over samples in key districts/regions
- Benchmark polling in targeted races, with ethnic over samples as needed
- Targeting tracking polls in key races, with ethnic over samples as needed
I don't get it. Why even make the phone calls and actually take data? Why not just make it up from scratch and avoid all that work? Unless, of course, you want to feed the REAL data to the Clinton campaign for Hillary's use. Otherwise, creating a phony 12 point lead could work against Hillary, as voters assume that it's a done deal for her election, and so they stay home. I presume that the Left thinks that Republicans would stay home in higher numbers. But it's a two edged sword. I read somewhere a few days ago that the polls always seem to converge on the real real voter expectations when it gets very close to election time. That could be real, or it could be cover-up for earlier data manipulation.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Social Justice in EU

‘He didn’t know the boy didn’t want to be raped’ court throws out migrant child sex charge
AN IRAQI asylum seeker who confessed to raping a 10-year-old boy in a swimming pool, claiming it was a "sexual emergency", has had his conviction overturned.
Oh. Well, then. Sexual Emergency and all... OK, you're free to go. Enjoy your next swim.

Truth is objectively dialectic; Social Justice is weaponized secular morality

Post Modernism gained strength through the concept of word dismemberment (deconstruction): Words were declared to have no unified meanings; they are not truths, they are subjective, meaning whatever the user wants and no more. No objective truth can be expressed using words, and therefore it actually does not exist. Thus there is only subjective meaning in the world. The culture of the west morphed into Post Truth. Because Modernism valued Enlightenment, empirically provable concepts as “truths”, scientific in nature, being empirically justified even if contingent, Modernism has been culturally rejected.

Under Post Truth and Post Modernism, the Aristotelian logic valued by most scientists and mathematicians no longer applied to any argument, and even to some sciences. Thus the criticism that it is logically false to claim that “it is true that there is no truth” bears no weight with the Post Modernist. Logic is no longer necessary, and is discarded.

Replacing logic and truth in the arena of Post Modernism is the subjectively derived “truth” of the new moral system. After rejection of all pre-existing moral systems (except one secular source [1]), the new moral system emerged, called Social Justice. Social Justice is held as a First Principle which is intuitively obvious to the Post Modernist.

However, since Aristotelian logic no longer applies under Post Truth and Post Modernism, there is no need to test the truth value of the precepts of Social Justice against such obsolete standards as coherence, logical form, grounding, Reductio Ad Absurdum. It is sufficient to “feel” the “truth” of the all-new First Principles of morality.

Because logic and truth are eschewed, because the new morality is inarguable, and because the moral superiority of the new class of self-righteous elites needs no input from the unrighteous, paleo-Modernists, the wall of eliteness surrounding the Post Truth, Post Enlightenment, Post Modernist elites is impregnable to assaults from paleo-reasoning of Aristotelian logic.

Which is why arguing logic with these self-anointed elite Social Justice Warriors is futile – IFF the intent is to sway them. The only useful point of arguing logic is to present the Enlightenment concepts of valid thought to those whose curiosity brings them to be observers on the side-lines. Unfortunately, it is difficult to know whether there is any actual influence brought to bear on silent observers.

Still, it seems obvious that intelligent thought about such claims as “it is true that there is no truth” would reveal that Non-Contradiction is a more self-evident, valid concept than is equal outcomes for all humans except for Enlightenment Modernists, who are “evil” [2][3].

1. Marxist classism and class war is now the dominant cultural theory of the Post Truth, Post Modernist Social Justice Warriors. The classes are a) the Oppressed Class; b) the Oppressor Class; c) the Savior (Messiah) Class. Every social conflict can be shown to be divided into these three Marxist classification. Frequently Classes are combined (Messiah Class members also being members of the “Oppressed” Class.) However, the elitist, self-righteous, “moral” imperatives remain, no matter what. This becomes the identity of the SJW, the core of the SJW’s very being without which the SJW would be nothing but too common to notice.

2. It is interesting to note that the Left, including the majority of Atheists, tends toward elitist Social Justice, while the Right tends strongly toward Enlightenment Empirical Modernism. This brings the Right to criticize certain non-empirical faux sciences, and brings the Left to defend the faux sciences which support their objectives under Social Justice and Atheism. When the Left defends Evolution and AGW, they are not defending Modernism or Enlightenment Empiricism because neither endeavor is Empirical. They are defending ideological support which is given by non-empirical, unprovable and non-truth-bearing endeavors.

3. "Equal Outcomes" is a Marxist, totalitarian concept; it has been given a moral imperative designation by the SJW community.

Immigration Fraud

Migrant foster mum reveals her horror at discovering ’12-year-old refugee’ in her care is actually a 21-year-old Jihadi

Kind-hearted Rosie became suspicious when she noticed Afghan lad was 'hairy' and was 'adept at firing rifle'
Obama Released 52K Illegal Alien Kids Into the US in FY2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Blue Model Education, and Taxpayer Money

What Politicians Mean When They Ask for More Education Spending

Per-student spending on K-12 education has risen steadily over the last two decades, but student test scores, and teacher salaries, are stagnant. Why hasn’t this massive increase in investment produced better teachers and better opportunity for students? The short-answer, according to a new Manhattan Institute report by Josh McGee: State and local governments have catastrophically mismanaged their teacher pension systems. The cash infusion to K-12 has been used largely to pay for irresponsible pension promises politicians made to teachers’ unions and justified to the public with shoddy accounting. From the executive summary:
Per-pupil spending on equipment, facilities, and property fell by 26% between 2000 and 2013, likely resulting in a growing backlog of expensive repairs and replacements that will need to be made sometime down the road. Spending on instructional supplies (e.g., textbooks) declined by 10% per pupil. More than half of states (29) spent less per pupil on instructional supplies in 2013 than in 2000. […]

The vast majority of taxpayer contributions into teachers’ pension plans are now used to pay down pension debt owed for past service rather than to pay for new benefits earned by today’s teachers. As the value of this debt has increased, most current teachers have experienced stagnant salaries and reduced retirement benefits, while spending on classroom supplies, equipment, and building upkeep has declined relatively or even absolutely.
In other words, to cover benefits for retirees, states need to dig into education funds that might otherwise be used to attract and retain good teachers or buy better textbooks and build new facilities. So long as state governments are unwilling to reform the blue model pension-for-life civil service system, and so long as teachers unions continue to wield outsized influence in so many state legislatures, this pattern seems likely to continue indefinitely.
Taxpayers also funds the unions, of course, via teachers' pay.

A Completely Expected Rights Cancellation on Campus

'Campus Craziness': 'Unborn Lives Matter' posters banned
DePaul University told college Republicans group they cannot use pro-life posters stating 'Unborn Lives Matter' that mimic design of Black Lives Matter
Hillary and the Left KNOW that unborn humans are not "persons", and therefore fetuses pass their standards for the Leftist "Kill Class". The Left is very jealous of their Kill Class, which Hillary expands to the very point of birth, via partial birth abortions. Abortionists have previously gotten around late term abortion bans by aborting a dead fetus, which was just killed with injections of kill toxins.

When morality is merely an opinion, the culture will drift into spasms of total amorality. We are there. Half the nation, roughly, supports the total amorality of Hillary Clinton, her rapist and child-rapist husband, and their criminal enterprises for which they cannot receive any punitive corrective legal action.

The only remaining morality is that of the dictated morals from the Left: Only Black Lives Matter, except in ghettos of course, where illegal guns matter.

Creepy Uncle Joe waxes hyper-moral about Trump (ignoring rapist Bill Clinton, of course). Uncle Joe is known for man-handling women, on camera. But at least he doesn't talk about it.
SMOKIN’ JOE: VP says he wants to take Trump 'behind the gym' over comments about women
Maybe creepy uncle Joe could send some DNC operatives to beat up Trump. That's the official modus operendi of the Democrat Party.

Obama's Legacy Failure: ObamaCare Careens Off The Tracks and Into the Swamp of Oblivion

GOP rebuffs Obama's entreaties to fix health law
In a rare lucid moment, Obama realizes that his legacy is going down in flames (metaphor #2). The disaster is purely Democrat caused, and a skeptic might think it to be on purpose. The drive toward single payer nationalized insurance is the dream of the Hillary camp, and that would be worse yet. If that's possible. But it's the next step in the Leftist Hegelian antithesis strategy.

President Barack Obama on Thursday called for Republicans next year to pass legislation to repair Obamacare. The GOP response? No.

Democrats have long held out hope that with a new president, the political winds would shift, creating an opening to pass badly needed legislative repairs.

But Republicans have been bashing Obamacare for more than six years and there is no sign that they’re going to break that habit — let alone vote for legislative repairs. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that the law “can’t be fixed.”

Obamacare is the reason “we’ve seen record premium hikes,” Ryan said in a statement. “That's why millions of people—including millennials—have lost their plans, or been forced to buy plans they don’t like. That's why we've seen waste, fraud, and abuse. And at this point, one thing is clear: This law can't be fixed.
The entire thrust of ObamaCare is to a) insure pre-existing conditions for which the insured have not paid anything into the system, and b) burden the system with mountains of regulations on Doctors and hospital systems.

I lost my own doctor this year, a victim of ObamaCare due to loss of ability to support her clinic under the additional costs of ObamaCare. It's not just the insurance costs doubling that's the problem. The problem extends to all facets of healthcare, which is overloaded with government requirements, and the costs for that government expansion. There's no way that ObamaCare could NOT increase costs at all points in the process of healthcare.

But it's failure will not stop the Left from driving toward single-payer, government healthcare, where everyone gets the same schlock healthcare except for the very wealthy, who will have private health communes or some such. Leftism always, always rewards the very wealthy while claiming to do the opposite. That's the "private position" Hillary talks about, as she and Bill drive toward being billionaires, by selling political access.

Here's ObamaCare's main accomplishment:
Fewer Americans Have Private Health Insurance Now Than in 2007
Note that this includes millennials.

Podesta Knows Exactly How To Do It

8 Times Liberals Claimed An Election Was Stolen Or Rigged
Everyone has taken to dismissing Donald Trump's claims that the election is rigged. Here are eight times liberals claimed an election had been or would be stolen.

Over the past couple of weeks, Donald Trump has ramped up complaints that the election process is rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton. Many have been quick to dismiss his claims and have been acting like he’s crazy for saying as much.

On Tuesday, President Obama lashed out at the GOP nominee during a press conference at the White House, saying that Trump’s gripes are historically unprecedented and that he should stop “whining.”

“I have never seen in my lifetime or in modern political history any presidential candidate trying to discredit the election process before votes have even taken place,” he said.

Obama’s memory must be pretty short, so I’ve compiled this list to remind him — and everyone else — of eight times liberals claimed an election was or would be stolen.
Go THERE for details.

Patent New Technology: Lose Your Rights

The Feds Won’t Buy This $19 Million Stealth Boat—or Let It Be Sold Abroad
With his patents under gag order, Gregory Sancoff is being ghosted by the government.

Self-made millionaire Gregory Sancoff has spent a decade and $19 million building a highly unusual stealth boat. Called Ghost, it’s designed to be faster, more stable, and more fuel-efficient than anything currently in the U.S. Navy’s fleet, he says. “It’s such a smooth ride, you can sit there and drink your coffee going through six-foot swells,” he proudly told Bloomberg Businessweek in 2014.

But there’s a problem: The Pentagon doesn’t want Sancoff’s boat—and also won’t let him sell it abroad.

Early on, the government served Sancoff with secrecy orders, which meant he wasn’t allowed to show the patents or technology to anyone. Those secrecy orders were removed for a few years. But last year the government placed Juliet Marine Systems Inc. under the watch of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). “It’s basically the same as a secrecy order,” says Sancoff. “I need government permission, if I want to show anybody anything.” Since then, the Portsmouth, N.H.-based startup has had to lay off 17 of its 20 employees, and Sancoff sued the government to recoup damages. “We’ve fallen into a very weird place,” he says. “If the U.S. doesn’t want this, fine. But why not let us sell to friendly nations? We’ve had so much interest from countries like Japan, Korea, Qatar.”

Go THERE for a full video and more info - very cool.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Why You Need To Carry Two AK47's in Your Trunk

Another Mark of Insanity

“Eager to increase the number of black and Latino teachers, the U.S. Education Department wants teacher education programs to keep entry standards low. . . . It’s OK to be unselective, under new federal rules, as long as teacher education programs ‘maintain a high bar to exit.'”
How about no entry standards at all, except skin color, and no exit standards short of murder? That would take care of "diversity", which is more important than actually educating children to become wise, responsible citizens. Plus it would teach the kids that race is more important than any other criteria for getting ahead. Leftism win-win.

[Hold on - discriminating against murder would place a heavy burden on certain minority categories, so that's out. So: no exit standards short of being white or male or Republican. There. Fixed.]

"The Crooked Media’s Selective Orgasms of Privileged Outrage"

Glenn Reynolds:
2016 Tabloid Simplicity: Public and Private Positions vs Private Parts
Self-proclaimed media of record try their best to ignore wrongdoing by powerful liberals

"Despite the apology, The Donald faces a relentless media tsunami of unproven allegations—allegations of pinching and groping and unwanted squeezes and lecherous looks.

Media tsunamis are a type of public accountability. However, we live an in era where the self-proclaimed media of record try their best to ignore wrongdoing by powerful liberals or, that tactic failing, attempt to justify them. As a result, liberals enjoy a comparatively unrestrained presumption of Media Privilege. American media tsunamis are thus a highly selective form of public accountability. They overwhelmingly slam Republicans and they slam with calculated political malice and mud.

Hillary’s public face, the one she presents American voters, is a lie.

A media outrage tsunami struck poor Mitt Romney—because the Romney family dog rode in a carrier on the roof of the family car. Why, Clintonite Lanny Davis declared this canine travesty proved Romney unfit to serve as president.

Unfit, Lanny? Romney was the man who called Vladimir Putin’s Russia America’s “number one geo-political foe” and Barack Obama mocked him for it. As the linked article notes, in 2012 Obama told Russia’s then-president Dmitry Medvedev to tell ole Vlad that after the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign he (Obama) would have more flexibility in addressing the Kremlin’s concerns. Who was right about the Kremlin, Lanny? Mitt or Barack?

Whether or not they support Trump, many conservatives are fed up with the crooked media’s selective orgasms of privileged outrage. As a result, a media tsunami’s power to inflict permanent damage has waned."
The media began morphing into Marxist scum the minute that television went national via the networks. If I recall correctly, NBC tumbled last but when it went over, it went hard. The power of the unelected elites in the daily home invasions was too obvious and too effective to leave to the cultural norms of actual morality. That power was one of the first to be usurped in the Left's long march through the institutions.

But unlike the political structure, the media is being starved due to an unintended consequence of technology. The internet, a free zone so far, has provided alternate sources of media. Which is why the Left wants to "regulate" that free zone, and why Obama gave the control of that free zone away. When the internet is lost to the patrols of thought police, well, who knows where we will wind up.