Posts from ‘September, 2008’

School shooters: don’t blame guns, blame social dysfunction

While some school shooters are delusional, and usually seek the attention, others like Jeff Weisse, Pekka-Eric Auvinen and now Matti Saari are of the ideological type, attempting to communicate through mass death what could not be said in words, because words can be ignored if inconvenient to the listener. In essence, our society has decayed…

Why hard Atheists shouldn’t be taken seriously

The people who concretely affirm that there is in fact no higher being whatsoever are among the people that I do not agree with nor trust. I see such declarations as the epitome of self importance. Hard atheism is a belief structure and it is just as prideful and dangerous as the unflinching beliefs of…

More Scientific Observations That Humans Are Not Important

Not on the evolutionary scale, and certainly not on a cosmic scale. We might think we’re special, but the reality is, we’re a very tiny piece of a puzzle so large that our species and its history counts for nothing in the truly big picture. The scientists deduced that whatever is driving the movements of…

Civil Rights policies of 1990s caused mortgage meltdown

“In an attempt to increase homeownership, particularly by minorities and the less affluent, an attack on underwriting standards was undertaken by virtually every branch of the government since the early 1990s,” Liebowitz writes. “The decline in mortgage underwriting standards was universally praised as ‘innovation’ in mortgage lending by regulators, academic specialists, (government-sponsored enterprises) and housing…

States have personalities based on industry

Even after controlling for variables such as race, income and education levels, a state’s dominant personality turns out to be strongly linked to certain outcomes. Amiable states, like Minnesota, tend to be lower in crime. Dutiful states — an eclectic bunch that includes New Mexico, North Carolina and Utah — produce a disproportionate share of…

Join Facebook Group “Modern Society Responsible For Kauhajoki School Massacre”

Join here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=39997558864 This is Jokela High School Massacre Redux. The media will try to cover this up as just another psycho who pulled a gun at a school, but with incidents like this becoming more common, we can’t fool ourselves any longer: school shootings are a message and a warning to modern society; a…

78% of Americans think USA is on wrong track

Americans are divided along racial lines but agree that the United States is on the wrong track and the economy is the top priority, according to an opinion poll conducted by USA Today, ABC News and Columbia University released on Tuesday. Eighty percent of blacks and Hispanics and 76 percent of whites surveyed said the…

Teaching financial literacy

According to a 2007 survey commissioned by the National Council on Economic Education, only seven states currently require high school students to receive financial education in the school system. What about the other 43 states? We need look no further than the daily news headlines about the mortgage meltdown, the stock market crisis, the housing…

Why white people hate themselves

It’s a class war, silly. But although Lander’s designation is peculiar, he’s hardly the first to dissect this elite and its immediate predecessors (see for instance Mark E. Kann’s Middle Class Radicalism in Santa Monica, Christopher Lasch’s The Culture of Narcissism, Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class, and David Brooks’s Bobos in Paradise—Brooks…

Bisphenol-A, Part 2

A new study links the dangerous, and widely used, chemical with heart disease and diabetes. BPA is used to line most canned goods, from soups to soft drinks, to prevent corrosion. It helps make sunglasses and compact discs durable. And it strengthens virtually all transparent, light-weight, hard plastic bottles. Today’s study in the Journal of…

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