The assumption behind the fierce competition for admission to elite colleges and universities is clear: The more elite the school one attends, the brighter one’s future. That assumption, however, may well be flawed. The research examined recently by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights provides strong reason to believe that attending the most competitive school is not always best — at least for students who aspire to a degree in science or engineering.
Everyone gets screwed by Affirmative Action. The taxpayers? Screwed. The practicing institutions? Their competence lowers in synonymy with their standards. The targeted minorities? Yep, they get the dirty end of the stick as well. Is there actually a clean end of that particular stick?
Why their most certainly is. Affirmative Action gives awesome power to the selectors. And that, not equality, not historical reparations, not Amerika, is what Affirmative Action is all about. A bureaucrat, a legislator, and a bunch of scumbag attorneys get to play God.
In the end, reality does not care about your racial history or suffering circumstances. In the end, math is either right or wrong. Math, like classical music, is the ultimate practice more/suck less academic discipline. You cannot easily solve a Partial Differential Equation or predict the end-state of a Complex Variable Stochastic System until you’ve tried and screwed up many a time. Stupid individuals can keep their eyes on the prize all day. That’s is close as they will get unless they are prepared to stop gawking and do lots and lots of hard mental work. There is no Affirmative Action shortcut for that.
Math is !RACIST! It kicks out LatinX people.
The researchers found that there was little difference at the beginning of the students’ studies. About 19 percent of the white students declared as a STEM major, compared to 20 percent of Latinx students and 18 percent of black students. But the minority students left the major at far higher rates than the white students — about 37 percent of the Latinx students and 40 percent of the black students switched majors versus 29 percent of the white students. And 20 percent of Latinx and 26 percent of black STEM majors left their institutions without earning a degree, the research showed. Only 13 percent of white STEM majors dropped out.
No. Math isn’t racist. Minorities that make it to college to study these things are probably not idiots. They just got lied to. They were told that Affirmative Action would give them a diploma and a decent job. Math simply doesn’t give a rat’s rear end what somebody said you were entitled to.
Entitlement leads to poor performance. Just ask England’s national rugby team. You don’t fight for things that someone says you are just given. People are brainwashed to believe The American Dream is just sitting in some bank account with their name on it. They are doubly brainwashed when some hard-blowing Leftist politician tells them about an Affirmative Action program to hand it to them on a silver platter.
The old joke goes that 50% of life is showing up. Math tells us that a 50 grade is an F in most school systems. Affirmative Action tells minorities that they only have to show up. These people are them ambushed by a reality that is nasty, brutish and geared towards making a fool’s academic career short and very unpleasant. Affirmative Action kills the dreams of the people it is intended to serve.
So let’s say you have this neighbor who works as an Able-Bodied Seaman. Let’s say you also see him out in the backyard, three sheets to the wind, with at least one ripped clean off the mast. He then shows up and asks you to lend him some extra Jack. Do you really lend money to someone with the spending habits stereotypically associated with intoxicated Able-Bodied Seamen?
Perhaps the people beating the war drums for Medicaid For All, The Green New Deal, free college for all, and MMT should ponder this question? Why? Because Sam’s Treasury is the Able-Bodied Seaman with the polluted brain and the depleted finances. So how well is he doing at the lending window?
Overall, another concerning auction, one where the fading in foreign demand continued to be offset by Direct bidders, although the question is what happens if and when Direct buyers join Indirects in boycotting US auctions, leaving only Dealers, who already have near record high holdings of US paper, to fund Uncle Sam. When that happens, look for a quick and painful market crash as the Fed will be desperate for cover to start another round of deficit monetization, also known as QE.
According to MMT, none of this matters. A nation that borrows in its own sovereign currency can never default. So that brings up two questions.
A) Why would we ever obligate ourselves to foreign nations by selling their citizens and institutions debt instruments? Under MMT, foreign intrest debt becomes a one-sided parasitical relationship.
B) Where does the IRS get off? If we can’t conceivably go bankrupt, taxation becomes the moral equivalent of evil. It’s like the CIA selling crack in Baltimore housing projects. It’s just The Man keeping you down.
Let’s assume this poll is decently close to accurate. We’ll ignore the poor performance of ideologically compromised “news” organizations and assume Dems really are about 50% commie. Somebody recently asked Answers.com how many Democrats there are in Amerika as of this year.
‘An estimated 201.5 million U.S. citizens age 18 or over will be eligible to vote Nov. 2, although many are not now registered. Of these, about 55 million are registered Republicans. About 72 million registered Democrats.
So 36 Million voters (about 20% of the electorate posited above) are Socialist or further Left. Hillary Clinton received 65 Million votes in 2016. Over 1/2 of the people who vote for Democrats in Amerika are Socialist or further Left. That would be far more proportional popular support than the Bolsheviks had in Russia when they initiated The October Revolution.
Simply put, Powell explained that the increasingly popular theory espoused by progressives that the government can continue to borrow to fund social programs such as Medicare for everyone, free college tuition and a conversion to renewable energy in the next decade is unworkable and makes some “pretty extreme claims.” Earlier in the hearing Powell also noted that “U.S. debt is fairly high to the level of GDP — and much more importantly — it’s growing faster than GDP, really significantly faster. We are going to have to spend less or raise more revenue.”
Powell 1 – Leftism 0. President Trump should be nicer and show more patience to his Fed Chair. Fed Chair Jerome Powell just mansplained basic finance to a hostile US Senate primed to spend $Trillons that it doesn’t have and according to recent UST auctions; will never be able to raise. MMT is not an economic theory. It is an Ego justification for a surrender to a National Id that eternally Joneses for another cheap and nasty fix. Jerome Powell is the voice of adulthood in a depraved, Socialist Never-Never Land. If he were a Marvel Comics Hero, his name could be Super Ego.
Lori Lightfoot once accused Toni Preckwinkle of trying to “bully” her out of the race for mayor. Now, the two political adversaries will face off against each other in the April 2 runoff with the winner becoming the first African-American woman to serve as mayor of Chicago. Riding a wave of voter discontent, Lightfoot appeared to punch her ticket by finishing first, with 17.5 percent of the vote with 96 percent of the precincts reporting. Preckwinkle was second with 15.9 percent to Bill Daley’s 14.7 percent. Although 31,000 mail-in ballots were still outstanding, Daley conceded the race shortly before 10 p.m.
Chicago demonstrates something that a lot of White Liberals would like to see go away. These individuals have run with the foxes and hunted with the hounds for many a decade. They now are being made to learn that dog ain’t gonna still hunt. These old White, Lefty political machines are sharing something else in common with the aforementioned dogs. They are beng put to sleep. Blue State Amerika is increasingly no country for White Men. They will get over their bigotted fears of “The Trailer Park” and make cause with their own. That, or they will go the way of the Dodo Bird.
Recently, my friend Rep. Jonathan Stickland filed a bill to ban red light cameras in Texas. Yesterday, he announced that he has secured 102 out of 150 representatives in the Texas House as cosponsors. That includes 68 Republicans and 38 Democrats. To ban red light cameras! Even better, the idea has the support of Governor Greg Abbott..
Texas again proves itself the last bastion of America in Amerika. In an age where everything we do or say is observed, recorded and !WILL! be used against us; Texas has proposed ripping out a few of the spying devices. Red Light Cameras are a fraud perpetrated by the state against its motorists. They get programmed by people who are paid to optomize the number of tickets written. Traffic laws are used as revenue sources and the safety they were originally intended to protect is sacrificed is sacrificed to Mammon. Texas should be a source of inspiration to the rest of the country on this. It isn’t for nothing that “Yellow Vest” protestors in France paint over the cameras over there.
Rosiane Santos, the 41-year-old Brazilian woman charged for attacking a man at a Falmouth, Massachusetts restaurant earlier this month because he was wearing a pro-Trump red Make America Great Again hat, was arrested by ICE Tuesday morning for overstaying a 1994 tourist visa.
The Trump presidency continues to be an ongoing clarification. If you hate MAGA, then you hate America as well. If you hate us, don’t come here. We aren’t begging you for the joy of your company or your coruscating intellectual brilliance. If you don’t like Americans, go back to Brazil. If you don’t like Brazil, then fix the damn place. You were born there – not here. Begone Rosiane Santos. Never return.
“I deeply apologize to the citizens of my district, people of Maryland, all of my colleagues in the Maryland General Assembly and everyone reading this for my word choice several weeks ago,” Lisanti said. “I am sickened that a word that is not in my vocabulary came out of my mouth. It does not represent my belief system, my life’s work or what is in my heart.” Lisanti reportedly told a white colleague in late January at Annapolis Cigar that when he campaigned last fall in House District 26 in Prince George’s County on behalf of a candidate, he was knocking on doors in a “n—– district.”
I’m reminded about how Joe Biden went to an NAACP meeting and talked about how Mitt Romney was “gonna’ put Yawlll in chains.” White Progressives do the darndest things when they troll for votes in the Knee-Grow Districts. Just how does a word not in someone’s vocabulary come out of their mouths? Liberals are habitually foul on racial issues. They paper over this fact by throwing minorities bags of goodies. Be more honest and lobby for Freedom of Association. That would be the road to racial peace.
Then, when the wine goes in; the truth sometimes slips out. In a moment of verbal incontinence Mizz Lisanti told the world what she thinks about “the help.” Now, she gets sent to “sensitivity training.” It’s something that a former City Manager in Havre de Grace may well need. That’s the part of Hartford County with “the really nice schools” rather than the part with the vibrant !DIVERSITY! That would be an informal arrangement that very closely resembles Freedom of Association.
Booker tweeted a quote from a New York Times Magazine opinion piece as his argument for legislation mandating a minimum wage of $15: “A living wage is an antidepressant. It is a sleep aid. A diet. A stress reliever. It is a contraceptive, preventing teenage pregnancy. It prevents premature death. It shields children from neglect.” —@just_shelter This is why we must #FightFor15.
Sparty offers us all some fatherly advice. I found it counterintuitive. The only contraceptive effect a minimum wage displays consistently is it’s noted propensity to prevent the creation of entry level jobs. A guy who just voted yes on blurring the lines between straight-up infanticide and abortion is not a guy I’d typically peg as an advocate for lower infant mortality. It would cost a certain subset of his wealthy campaign donors money.
The genuine fear here is that Senator Sparty is too stupid to realize how ridiculous his political bromides are sounding. The worse fear would materialize if a large body of voters actually believe he just promised them a pay raise. I can hate cowardly, cucked, back-knifing, dishonest, social-climbing and sleazy Republicans all day long. Then I get home, turn on the news, and a Democrat tells me something that completely and utterly stupid. Where art thou, Sweet Meteor of Death?
The $PLC is nothing but a cancer. The Poverty in The $PLC is clearly an ethical and moral one. They are nothing more than a political censorship factory. They are now going after the $$$ of anyone who disagrees with them.
Breitbart reports WikiLeaks, Infowars, political activist Tommy Robinson, and investigative journalist Laura Loomer are among those blocked by PayPal. Schulman revealed that the majority of the accounts blacklisted are suggestions by outside organizations. Hence, organizations such as SPLC have been successful in their efforts to silence certain voices. The SPLC had to pay $3.375 million in a settlement last year for their efforts to condemn conservatives. The organization was faulted for including former Islamic radical turned conservative Maajiid Nawaz in its “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists.”
As democracy no longer fosters civil debate, it instead becomes closer to actual war. Attempting to bankrupt and otherwise ruin ideological enemies is the hallmark of Leftism. The $PLC has never read a Holy Bible, but they can probably quote both Gramsci and Alinsky chaper, psalm and verse.
Americans moved towards the pro-life direction on abortion by a 17% margin in one month after Democrats defending allowing babies to die in infanticide and legalized abortions up to birth in the state of New York. In a substantial, double-digit shift, according to the poll, Americans are now as likely to identify as pro-life (47 percent) as pro-choice (47 percent). Just last month, a similar survey conducted by The Marist Poll found Americans more likely to identify as pro-choice than as pro-life by 17 percentage points (55 to 38 percent). Democrats moved in their pro-life identity from 20 percent to 34 percent. The shift was led by Democrats and those under 45 years old, according to a survey taken Feb.12-17 in the wake of efforts in several states to legalize abortion up until birth.
There was a passage in the Cormac McCarthy Novel No Country for Old Men that perhaps explains why people turn against abortion as soon as they see it as anything bigger than a personal freedom issue.
“Here a year or two back me and Loretta went to a conference…I got set next to this woman…she kept talkin about the right wing this and the right wing that. I aint even sure what she meant by it…She kept on, kept on. Finally told me, said: I dont like the way this country is headed. I want my granddaughter to be able to have an abortion. And I said well mam I dont think you got any worries about the way the country is headed. The way I see it goin I dont have much doubt but what she’ll be able to have an abortion. I’m goin to say that not only will she be able to have an abortion, she’ll be able to have you put to sleep. Which pretty much ended the conversation.”
― Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men
People now realize that giving an individual the power to end another person’s life without consent doesn’t have to just stop with the unborn. It starts becoming an induction problem. An induction mechanism can start becoming a ratchet. You allow the Base Case and the Nth Case. Then getting rid of the Nth +1 Case is a harder logical challenge. You have to disprove the inductive reasoning to ever stop it once you get more and more items in the set. In this case, we are building a set of everyone who can be murdered without Whoopi Goldberg calling it “murder-murder.”
Perhaps we are inducing a set of cases where murder is no longer banned. Perhaps people are wondering whether any life will continue to have value. Let’s hope Sheriff Bell was wrong about people being able to put others to sleep on a whim. Over 100 Million victims of Communism suffered from just that sort of an inductive moral fallacy. The Fetus Football of abortion politics could be how that slaughter is brought here to Amerika.
Another fine musical composition about how ridiculous Modern Crowdism has become for The West…