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  • University Of North Carolina: CHRISTMAS VACATION Is A ‘Microagression’ Now

    06/26/2016 8:11:33 AM PDT · 31 of 42
    SES1066 to Enlightened1

    I do believe that much of the impetus for this comes from Obama’s Education and DoJ Civil Rights Departments via that ugly monster of Title IX. In the innocence of its birth (1972), Title IX was seen as leveling the education sector for gender in addition to the standards already in place by the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

    However in the almost half-century of its implementation, it has morphed into a regulatory environment used by the education activists to enforce their views upon willing schools to move the needle to the left. In particular, the Obama Administration, within the past year, issued a ‘letter’, advising all schools receiving Federal Funds, that failure to adhere to all the subtleties of Title IX would endanger such funding.

    Micro-aggressions is a coined word for just such subtleties, i.e. behaviors that only the ‘victim’ feels when committed, perception as opposed to de facto action. Handbooks such as these seek to expand the set of offending behavior by compiling one person’s subjective offense upon another’s. WOWSERS, what a tower of ‘righteous’ indignation.

    Subtle as swinging a baseball bat!

  • Brexit petition hits TWO MILLION as Brits call on Parliament to force through(T)

    06/25/2016 12:42:43 PM PDT · 32 of 64
    SES1066 to Kenny
    They could get another 14 million if everyone who voted remain signs their petition.

    There is no validation for the petition, so non-citizens could be signing as well. Mere numbers, while impressive as a shock value of such wimpy distress, mean nothing as the voting is DONE!

    Still, looking at it, if the REMAIN had won, I do not think you would have had the BREXIT go off the rails like this as there is a definite difference in mentality at work here. Like our precious academic snowflakes, there seems to be a failure to accept reality here.

  • Abraham Lincoln Predicted Brexit and Trump’s Rise. Hillary Should Pay Attention

    06/25/2016 4:21:35 AM PDT · 5 of 9
    SES1066 to 2ndDivisionVet

    Was there sentiment? Yes, without a smidgen of doubt. Was it the sole factor for victory? No, also beyond a smidgen of doubt. If you discount the various ‘ism’s that the intelligentsia so loathes (emotion you know!), there remains the ‘facts on the ground’ that gave the final push over the top.

    The EU was not designed, it evolved from a trade group, the post-war trading combine that started with coal and evolved into the Common Market. After two utterly devastating wars in Europe, anything that would reduce tensions was a good thing. Thus the EU grew out of a quasi-governmental organization staffed by (surprise) government-type bureaucrats.

    Now bureaucratic organizations follow the organic rule of life, grow or die. The EU supposedly has a restraint upon the rule-making bureaucrats in the form of the European Union Parliament (EUP). At the present it has 700 or so members and is an impossibly unwieldy body. While the President of the EUP has a degree of executive power, in fact it is more ceremonial than real.

    So you end up with the ‘Mandarins’ of Brussels handing out their mandates (regulations), trying to regulate Europe into a homogenous culture and body of laws. An example of what has made England MAD shows how the minor things can make a big hate.

    England loves its pubs and beer. The standard serving has been a pint for many years. A pint is not part of the EU standards, was ‘allowable’ for a time after Great Britain’s entry, but started being forced out about 10 years ago. The same thing has happened to fresh produce being legally required to be sold by metric weight rather than traditional. Vendors have been fined even when both measurements are used as Brussels wants no other system! Conformity to one can seem to be a straight-jacket to another.

    Now, with BREXIT a reality, it will be instructive to see if the EU regulatory machine pull-in its horns and tries to make nice in hopes that this storm will blow over. The problem is that, without dynamite, you can’t teach a pig new tricks! The mindset is set in concrete and without whole-sale changes, the EU will remain a Mandarin regulatory government and that is what BREXIT revolted against in whatever portion that constitutes the non-emotional reasoning!

  • Margaret Thatcher does the Dead EU Sketch (sorta)

    06/24/2016 7:04:50 PM PDT · 3 of 9
    SES1066 to reed13k

    Absolutely great! What a marvelous leader who was a lady. Thanks!

  • British tourists in New York dazed, feeling poorer after Brexit

    06/24/2016 4:25:29 PM PDT · 41 of 64
    SES1066 to Berlin_Freeper

    While I have some sympathy for them, I do not have much regard for their intelligence.

    On Thursday, preceding the results, their Pound Sterling note went for an exchange rate that ended the day at $1.49, the highest it had been since December of 2015. Given the close call of the referendum, I’d had gone out and done my best to exchange the max.

    Smart travelers budget their money on an estimate of the exchange rate and that Pound Sterling had been around $1.42 just 10 days earlier, so they should have been happy to grab a windfall. Now they are on the other side, so sad, too bad!

  • The Conservative Episcopalian Mess

    06/24/2016 12:06:57 PM PDT · 7 of 20
    SES1066 to Captain Peter Blood
    Witness the Idiot Woman who was the last Bishop of the Church.

    For the record and for completeness, I presume you mean Katharine Jeffers Schori, retired (2009-2015) Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States. This barking moonbat of a heretic has led the charge to damage the traditionalists in every way possible. The one I regard with particular horror was when she reclaimed a church and then sold it to an Islamic religious group. If her savior died for her to do that, he is not the One that I worship!

  • Thousands of heat deaths predicted as New York City heats up, scientists say

    06/23/2016 2:36:16 PM PDT · 10 of 48
    SES1066 to Sub-Driver

    Oh, I definitely believe this. We are talking about 2076, so we will have the Atlantic 2 feet higher, that will black-out much of NYC and without A/C it will return to ‘normal’ like it was in the early 1900s. Without being too crass, if gramma was hot before she passed, you can bet they add her to the stats.

    This is betting on something you won’t live to see but you want ‘research funds’ NOW!

  • 6 Time Felon Killed In Shootout By 13 Year Old During Home Invasion

    06/23/2016 1:38:40 PM PDT · 38 of 87
    SES1066 to Red Badger

    Need to look at the current controversy about gun ownership and the 2nd Amendment versus this story. Here you have a 7-8th grader (assume) home alone when 2 experienced criminals break into his home.

    There are the anti-gun activists who would claim that he should have fled the house and called 911 from elsewhere. That assumes facts he had no way of being certain about, in particular whether there were more than just the 2 criminals present.

    A call to 911 takes minutes to get response, an available firearm takes just seconds. These criminal were ARMED and thus the outcome of a defenseless juvenile would have ranged from inflicted panic to death.

    This is the best outcome, once these 2 criminals decided to BREAK THE LAW! I feel for their potential victim and his regret about the outcome BUT I am certain he will realize the choices were forced upon him!

  • Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Cleared of All Charges

    06/23/2016 10:39:20 AM PDT · 27 of 44
    SES1066 to reaganaut1

    Sorry to say but acquittals at this level do NOT MEAN these officers can breath easy. As in so many other cases where there is much publicity, the DoJ can bring criminal charges without causing double jeopardy.

  • DHS May Ban “Religiously-Charged” Terms Jihad, Sharia to Avert “Us versus Them” in Anti-Terror...

    06/23/2016 10:26:44 AM PDT · 7 of 58
    SES1066 to jazusamo

    I presume that when this process is complete, all enemies of the STATE will be male, white, heterosexuals who voted for a Republican/Conservative anytime in their lifetime. Obviously the net will include all collateral links as needed. FReepers will be prime targets of opportunity.

  • 15 years on FR today!

    06/23/2016 8:58:43 AM PDT · 83 of 98
    SES1066 to zeugma
    64 total posts, by 54 distinct posters. 1.2 average posts per poster. Average poster seniority: 15.0y.

    Fascinating (Spock eyebrows) - How did you compile / create this?

  • 15 years on FR today!

    06/23/2016 8:48:24 AM PDT · 80 of 98
    SES1066 to null and void

    Congrats! Mine comes in less than a month (07/21/2001), so we both are close to being old-timers here, right sonny?

  • France could hike taxes on soda and chocolate bars

    06/22/2016 1:01:04 PM PDT · 4 of 6
    SES1066 to Olog-hai

    The truism that must be remembered is this; a reduction in tax is almost always temporary while an increase in tax is the next thing to eternal! Government always needs every centime for ‘essential’ spending!

  • Discovery Of Roman Coins In Devon Redraws Map Of Empire

    06/22/2016 12:55:40 PM PDT · 19 of 30
    SES1066 to Flying Circus
    1 bottle goes a long way though since the flavor and aroma can be overpowering if not used in small does.

    Do you speak of Mắm nam? My eyes water at the thought.

  • Discovery Of Roman Coins In Devon Redraws Map Of Empire

    06/22/2016 12:51:00 PM PDT · 18 of 30
    SES1066 to pepsi_junkie
    But I still feel my claim to the imperial throne is strong.

    Many claimants and actual occupiers of the Roman Imperium, had less than happy endings. This does not take into account their bodyguards, food tasters and other servant life expectancies. [grin!]

  • Discovery Of Roman Coins In Devon Redraws Map Of Empire

    06/22/2016 12:47:21 PM PDT · 17 of 30
    SES1066 to SunkenCiv

    The only place further south and west of Devon is Cornwall, so that is really getting close to Lands End which is a real place at the tip of the Cornwall peninsula.

    As for those who comment upon how foul Garum fish sauce is, remember this is ANCIENT Rome, no refrigeration and it was the only common ‘spice’! If your meat is already slightly rotting, and its your only meal, Garum is probably a good thing because you are used to it and so don’t mind the meat is bad as well.

    Perspective!

  • CNN’s David Gergen Embarrasses Himself: Falsely Claims Clinton Cash ‘Discredited’

    06/22/2016 12:29:04 PM PDT · 22 of 55
    SES1066 to Hojczyk

    David Gergen is the epitome of the Washington Insider that has so compromised his values that he slithers. If he were to say that the sun rises in the east, I’d want to verify it before I believe him.

  • The Truth Has Been (Omitted)

    06/22/2016 12:23:37 PM PDT · 11 of 24
    SES1066 to Kaslin

    We think it is ludicrous BUT the proof of effectiveness was demonstrated by a “man in the street” (Horowitz?) interview(s) in Brooklyn several days ago. Most of the publicized interviews stated that it was the GOP’s fault, the NRA’s fault, the anti-Gay Marriage fault.

    I am not saying that there wasn’t somebody that blamed ISIS or Radical Islam, it is just that I never saw that interview(s) if they even exist. Still the ability to flood the low-information, already biased person with slanted news is the edge that the Democrat Party has on the electorate.

  • Shotguns, second World War pistols and crossbows among haul of 13,000 weapons [tr]

    06/22/2016 11:12:35 AM PDT · 42 of 106
    SES1066 to proud American in Canada
    Campaign to get airguns off the streets resulted in a massive response
    Why???? Schmucks, indeed.

    While I wouldn't be turning in my possessions just to avoid trouble, I'm an American of some Scots descent. Glad to be here not there.

    Still, for the record there are some powerful air guns/air rifles out there, designed for varmint shooting and such. Very quiet, calibers up to .357 and 10 shots at 650+ fps, they can do some damage. [Crosman Benjamin Bulldog Bullpen PCP]

  • Wood-fired pizza is bad for the environment, according to science

    06/22/2016 10:56:49 AM PDT · 44 of 78
    SES1066 to Arm_Bears
    Everything is bad for the environment, according to science.

    File under the heading of "Know your Enemy!" The US Environmental Protection Agency was created to protect (surprise) the Environment. It has no restrictions other than by desire and funding. It is staffed, almost exclusively, by true believers, some of whom think that the wackos of Green Peace and Earth Defense Force are wimps!

    Next, consider who/what is the EPA defending the Environment from? It is normal human activity that ALWAYS has an effect on the Environment, right? At the start, the EPA went after some real polluters, bad actors who dumped chemicals and such. Now, with most of the easy stuff behind them, how do they, these true believers, protect Mother Earth?

    Starting to feel that bulls-eye yet?

  • Can you spot the deer?

    06/22/2016 10:44:39 AM PDT · 28 of 33
    SES1066 to w1n1

    So imagine this, at one side there is a deer, while off to the other is another hunter, in camouflage, stalking the deer. The fact is that far too many ‘hunters’ look for movement and do not wait for an actual sight picture. Oops!

  • Wood-fired pizza is bad for the environment, according to science

    06/22/2016 10:36:41 AM PDT · 32 of 78
    SES1066 to Sub-Driver
    We here in the "Land of the (eroding) Free" have been under notice (2015) that the benevolent EPA is striving to help us reduce the pollution effect of our outdoor grills. While the following specifies pollution from dripping grease, I'm sure that they will be happy to add wood-burning pollution to this study. Just envision a honking big catalytic converter rising from your Weber Kettle! Tailgating will never be the same!

    Get ready to slap some catalytic converters on BBQs
    "The Environmental Protection Agency has its eyes on pollution from backyard barbecues. The agency announced that it is funding a University of California project to limit emissions resulting in grease drippings with a special tray to catch them and a "catalytic" filtration system. The $15,000 project has the "potential for global application," said the school."

    ....a filter and fan are proposed for installation. "The secondary air filtration system is composed of a single pipe duct system which contains a specialized metal filter, a metal fan blade, a drive shaft, and an accompanying power system with either a motorized or manual method. This system can be powered by either an exterior electric motor with a chain-driven drive shaft, directly spinning the fan blade, or a hand-powered crank," said the project write-up.

  • WW I hero Francis Pegahmagabow given Aboriginal Day honour

    06/22/2016 10:18:35 AM PDT · 6 of 10
    SES1066 to Snowyman

    You almost need a program to determine what countries use what terms for which classes of identified populations. Reading the headline made me think that this might have been a story from Australia which uses the ‘Aboriginal’ term exclusively for its natives. Then I saw the comment about caribou and realized that there are no caribou in Australia.

    Canada, on the other hand, uses several terms like “First Peoples” or “Native Peoples” for certain populations. Down here in the USofA, we are still confused and getting further so with the PC Speech Police at our heels. “American Indian” used to be OK but now some prefer “American Aborigine” while others despise that term. Some use “Native American” but it is a moving goal post that WE, aka ‘Oppressors’, are never supposed to know so that we will always be wrong!

    Anyway, glad to see the honor being paid to an obviously brave man in Canada!

  • Boys forced to rape each other at Australian military schools - inquiry

    06/22/2016 9:42:21 AM PDT · 11 of 24
    SES1066 to RummyChick
    I am having trouble comprehending this story. I would expect it in the Middle East...but Australia???

    Australia, no surprise, takes a lot of the traditions from its Mother Country of Great Britain, and the time frames of the 18-1900s. If you read about that timeframe in the schools of Britain, you will find a LOT of student abuse (by modern standards). Class distinctions allowed those identifying with the higher levels of society to get away with some very bad behavior.

    Even today, you get revelations of BBC (State TV/Radio) having stars abusing kids in very recent times. Some of those people immigrated and other native-born Australians will take advantage of these 'traditions' and this is the results.

    HOWEVER, don't be too sanguine for our country, as there are many similar instances here. While we may be less officially accommodating, local cover-ups are 'probably' more frequent than we would like to think!

  • Major blow for Cameron as EU boss tells PM: There’ll be NO more reform if you Remain

    06/22/2016 9:28:35 AM PDT · 15 of 27
    SES1066 to PJ-Comix

    While much of the local (REMAIN) media focus on the anti-immigration and traditional society disruption as the reasons for the anti-EU vote, it appears that the majority of the BREXIT proponents are more anti-Brussels, anti the unelected EU High Court, anti the over-bearing regulatory environment that characterizes the current EU.

    A prime example, widely joked about, is the coming ban by the EU on the electric tea kettle for being an inefficient device contributing to pollution and climate change. The Brits still love their tea and their electric tea kettle.

    The sad fact is that the EU Parliament, supposed to be the people’s defense against the bureaucrats, is an impossibly unwieldy body with so many disparate goals as to be useless. Thus the bureaucracy of the EU in Brussels is without much control and has the ultimate goal of completely federalizing all the member countries into something even less than US states.

  • I went to a Trump rally, and it was nothing like what I expected

    06/22/2016 8:08:45 AM PDT · 19 of 32
    SES1066 to orchestra

    Would be interesting to see what coverage that there was from the ‘real’ (snicker) media on this Trump rally. Willing to bet that the coverage was biased towards the protestors!

  • Loretta Lynch: ‘Most effective’ response to Islamic terrorism ‘is love’

    06/21/2016 4:07:13 PM PDT · 111 of 158
    SES1066 to rdl6989

    First, I have to wonder if this Attorney General has actually been the FIRST close member of Obama’s inner circle to actually say “Islamic Terrorism” in anything close to a policy speech. Given that she also claims (elsewhere) that they are spending much effort in determining the actual means and motives for this massacre, I am not too certain about this “Islamic Terrorism” being a real quote.

    Second, I wonder if AG Lynch realizes that ‘love’ is worthless without an object to be ‘loved!’ So whom does she think should be loved in this case? Really, when you ask this question, it shows the speech to be pure pablum, fed to the sheeple.

  • This Latino girls response to protester wearing “Make America Mexico Again” is priceless!

    06/21/2016 1:53:34 PM PDT · 31 of 35
    SES1066 to Jan_Sobieski
    This little ingrate illegal is only saying what Laraza has been saying for decades...”Reconquista!”

    Please re-READ her sign, she is MOCKING the anti-Trump Mexican-nationalist sign we so frequently see at the protest rallies.

  • Amazon jaguar shot dead at Olympic torch ceremony

    06/21/2016 1:38:55 PM PDT · 5 of 49
    SES1066 to ColdOne

    Tragic case of translation error. The organizers were shouting in Spanish but the jaguar, being from the Amazon, only understood Portuguese!

  • Donald Trump’s Anti-Semitic Mob Came for Me (Ptomaine Alert!)

    06/21/2016 1:34:50 PM PDT · 3 of 22
    SES1066 to orchestra

    Please sir, tell us you will leave the country if Trump is elected. Based on this primal scream, it might convince a few more to vote FOR HIM!

  • 'Eye-watering' Scale Of Black Death's Impact On England Revealed

    06/19/2016 7:50:40 PM PDT · 21 of 37
    SES1066 to proxy_user
    One impact was that wages more than doubled, and serfdom became obsolete because of the need for workers.

    Only counts if you were amongst the living. Even then, that was years later but the disruption was almost immediate! Just think of no clergy and no one to dig the graves for your loved ones.

  • Our cellphones are killing us

    06/19/2016 7:24:08 AM PDT · 41 of 126
    SES1066 to upchuck

    It is my belief that the wise parent SHOULD train their child that the smartphone is a device who’s use requires responsible behavior. Just as prior generations taught there kids about responsible use of firearms, so do these modern devices.

    These can cause significant life events when used improperly. A distracted driving use that can maim or kill, a sexting event that can mar a life thereafter. Modern tech gives us the two-edged sword of both power and damage. Our young need to be taught the mantra, the truism, that power REQUIRES responsible use.

  • Muslim Leader Says MBTA’s Response To Prayer Was ‘Understandable’

    06/18/2016 6:43:22 PM PDT · 32 of 57
    SES1066 to ButThreeLeftsDo

    In a MUCH SIMPLER and kinder time, the Boston Subway was known by the initials of the MTA and made famous by that song best sung by the Kingston Trio;

    Well, let me tell you of the story of a man named Charlie
    On a tragic and fateful day
    He put ten cents in his pocket, kissed his wife and family
    Went to ride on the MTA

    Well, did he ever return?
    No he never returned and his fate is still unlearned
    He may ride forever ‘neath the streets of Boston
    And he’s the man who never returned
    ...

  • What is it like to fire an AR-15? It’s horrifying, menacing and very very loud (LOL/Barf!)

    06/18/2016 6:36:28 PM PDT · 17 of 158
    SES1066 to Mr. Mojo
    Educated at the Sorbonne and the Yale School of Drama

    Perhaps this should be ... "Pavlovian trained at the Sorbonne and the Yale School of Drama." Barks at those dog whistles, you know!

  • 'Pristine' Landscapes Haven't Existed For Thousands Of Years Due To Human Activity

    06/18/2016 3:12:58 PM PDT · 7 of 41
    SES1066 to SunkenCiv

    I’m waiting to find out how ‘W’ was responsible for all of this or has that meme finally gotten shopworn from overuse?

    As for the impact of Homo, while it has varied in population, I kind of have a problem with significant impact when you have a planet while the populations were between 5 and 7 digits of hunter-gatherers.

  • AZ Anti-Trump Protester: ‘Make America Mexico Again’

    06/18/2016 2:54:27 PM PDT · 37 of 56
    SES1066 to FreedomPoster
    Thank you for that 'fleshing out'!

    Of course, those that want to associate themselves with the Aztecs (Aztlan) should also have to defend their noble savage practices of incessant human sacrifices (mainly captives of their many wars). Cortez was good but it was the Aztec's very bad diplomacy that enabled Cortez to create an Allied Army to defeat them. Anyhow the Aztec Empire never went much further north than where Tampico now exists so its involvement in the present day US Southwest was trade goods only.

  • AZ Anti-Trump Protester: ‘Make America Mexico Again’

    06/18/2016 2:01:51 PM PDT · 6 of 56
    SES1066 to SES1066

    It is a shame whenever these protestors trot out a kid to stand there with this idiot sign. No adult would be so gauche as to go over to protest the sign and it makes for that ‘great’ picture! Last demonstration that had this, it was a 6-8yo boy I believe.

  • AZ Anti-Trump Protester: ‘Make America Mexico Again’

    06/18/2016 1:57:04 PM PDT · 1 of 56
    SES1066
    Once again, the anti-Tump idiots display a real sense of the STUPID!

    Note the Mexican National Flag in the background!

    Arizona and the US Southwest from New Mexico to California was 'Mexican' from 1821 to 1848, Mexican Independence to the end of the Mexican American War. A single generation! Sheesh!

  • Donald Trump wrong that 'there's no real assimilation' by U.S. Muslims

    06/18/2016 1:31:21 PM PDT · 31 of 86
    SES1066 to EveningStar

    Have you factored in the publicized fact that it is generally not the 1st generation of immigrants the are the dangerous ones, it is the 2nd & 3rd that turn to it, not knowing that which their parents had fled from.

  • How to Uninstall and Disable Flash in Every Web Browser

    06/18/2016 1:27:26 PM PDT · 7 of 47
    SES1066 to Utilizer

    Just the incentive and right time for me to do this. I know that Steve Jobs had a real dislike for Flash going way back.

  • Dick Durbin Says No Self-Respecting Sportsman Uses an 'AR-47' to Hunt Deer in Illinois

    06/18/2016 1:13:42 PM PDT · 28 of 191
    SES1066 to Lazamataz
    Michael Moore knows. ["Ammo used in AR-15/M-16 is banned by the Geneva Convention."]

    OK, you oozing pustulent sore, specify clause and Convention (you do know, you moron, that there have been several Geneva Conventions and protocols, right?) Ever hear of the term "Full Metal Jacket", hmmmm? Military does not use hollow point ammo which is what you, you gross ignore-ass, are attempting to expostulate. Go back to your hole!

  • I Can’t Stop Bashing My Husband to Other Moms, and I’m Sorry

    06/18/2016 12:57:13 PM PDT · 68 of 180
    SES1066 to nickcarraway

    In the cultural context of a piece like this, I realize how far the pendulum has swung from the strong male that was common in my childhood. From the Westerns to the Medical to the Lawyers, the TV, Literature and Cinema had a plethora of competent males, handling life and doing their best. Even the sometime clowns like the “Honeymooners” still had Ralph working and trying to do his hopeful best.

    Now, outside of superheroes and other fantasy types, there seem to be few exemplars of what was so common in that earlier day. Now we have the strong woman, capable of effortless put-downs on hapless males, ignoring hormonal storms while watching the first female major-party candidate ready to lay a whipping upon that dunderheaded Donald!

    Is it much to wonder about that gatherings of females (are they still called hen parties?) would bring out such disparagement of the male gender? Is this not a societal norm of the time? At least authors of an article like this have some insight and desire for restraint of this trend, BUT it will take a lot more for this to change!

  • Rabbi Crosses Communal Line to Work with Controversial Muslim Group

    06/18/2016 12:28:15 PM PDT · 8 of 21
    SES1066 to nickcarraway

    I caught few minutes of his compatriot, Rabbi Michael Lerner (The Forward), at Ali’s funeral. His waxing ever so poetic about Madam President-to-be and the need for government financing of elections, convinces me that he too would be happy to work with CAIR. We have gotten somewhat beyond Marx’a quip about Capitalist selling the rope for their own nooses, but now it appears to be appropriate for the recondite liberal Jews in their interaction with the Islamists!

  • Obama's family trip intended to put focus on national parks

    06/18/2016 12:08:04 PM PDT · 11 of 33
    SES1066 to Olog-hai
    About a year ago, the NY Times (fish wrap) came out with a scathing editorial about how the National Park System was making far too little effort for out-reach to the non-white population of these United States. Said editorial discussed methods of increasing minority attendance and finished with this ending about an excellent subject of such encouragement;

    We need to inspire people like Jordan Quiller, a 21-year-old African-American who had never seen a mountain until he moved into one of the Rainier-monikered Seattle neighborhoods at the end of last year. He’s never visited a national park, but would like to.
    Three national parks lie within a three-hour drive of Seattle. “It takes a little planning,” Mr. Quiller said. “I just haven’t gotten around to it.”
    I hope the National Park Service and its partners are listening.

    Obviously, now, the "Bully Pulpit" of the Presidency will be engaged and the TOTUS will speak to the under-served, inviting them to join their oppressors in nature!

  • Sales-talk about the Islamic ‘Golden Age’

    06/18/2016 11:50:22 AM PDT · 14 of 20
    SES1066 to Kaslin
    The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis by Robert R. Reilly

    According to this book & author, the 'Golden Age' of Islamic freedom of thought, pretty much came to a halt in the 1100s. While the frontiers of the Islamic Empire explosively grew from the 700s on, it was a power struggle in their heartland from Egypt to Iraq that decided their intellectual boundaries.

    The 'liberals' (traditional use) took the intellectual torch from both the Mediterranean and Hindu civilizations and built upon them. The theologians and reactionaries rejected those as non-Islamic and instead held the Koran and the commentaries upon it as being supreme and sufficient - after all, it was the work of the supreme intellect, Allah! One might say that the winning side KEPT the lawyers and instead KILLED the philosephers!

    It was the latter that won out and it is their worldview and favor that we now face.

  • Brexit would hurt Britain more than Europe: Italian PM

    06/18/2016 9:18:53 AM PDT · 12 of 14
    SES1066 to Olog-hai

    Italian PM: “If I keep whistling as I walk past this graveyard, the ghosts and goblins won’t come after me, right?” It is not that the UK may suffer, it is that, once that brick comes out, will there be others who feel that the unloved Mandarins and their Brussels Mandates are a bit too much to bear?

  • [European Union] Commission Complaints: Juncker's Leadership Style Under the Microscope

    06/18/2016 9:03:08 AM PDT · 7 of 7
    SES1066 to Olog-hai

    Gee, maybe Obama does have a brother?

  • Wendy’s Eyeing Self-Service Kiosks In Effort To Cut Labor Costs

    06/18/2016 8:57:13 AM PDT · 31 of 34
    SES1066 to 2banana

    IIRC, many of the ‘fast food’ protestors were ‘bussed in’ SEIU ‘volunteers’! Many of the union organizers were smart enough to KNOW that their ‘Living Wage’ target was a death-knell to these actual workers. Their real goal was to increase membership (dues) and pressure the already union-friendly city / county governments to increase the local minimum wages.

    These 7+ years of Obama, his health-care and NEVER having a normal post-recession GDP growth rate shows its effect right here. LOTS of sub-28 hour part-time work and no upward mobility into recovering jobs. Gee, who’d a thunk it?!

  • Mother saves son from mauling by mountain lion in Colorado

    06/18/2016 8:28:27 AM PDT · 14 of 57
    SES1066 to DUMBGRUNT

    Wild animals are just that, WILD! Predators are doing their thing, hunting easy prey! Children are, by size definition, easy prey. Difference here is that, unlike Disney, there is no aura of the Magic Kingdom where all is marshmallows and creme-puffs. We lost a puppy to a large raccoon in the Low Country of South Carolina and it did make us wake up a bit. Dangers lurk all around and the wise person, especially a parent, never should lose their awareness of possible peril.

  • Woman Voters Shares POWERFUL Message for Christians Not Voting For Donald Trump

    06/18/2016 8:18:07 AM PDT · 6 of 17
    SES1066 to WayneDupreeShow
    Her name is Va'Shona Dixon, and she's just come to the conclusion that NOT voting against Hillary Clinton would be a terrible recipe for this nation.

    Triple negative sentences give me a pain! If you diagram it out, I think that you are saying that she believes that she is voting against Hillary by voting for Donald as a BETTER recipe for this nation.

    So say it that way! Eliminate the negative(s), please!