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  • Compensating Differences

    08/03/2016 5:02:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | August 3, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    What economists call an ability to make "compensating differences" is a valuable tool in everyone's arsenal. If people are prohibited from doing so, they are always worse off. You say, "Williams, I never heard of compensating differences. What are they?" Jimmy Soul's 1963 hit song, "If You Wanna Be Happy," explained the concept of compensating differences. His lyrics went: "If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife. So from my personal point of view, get an ugly girl to marry you." His point was that an ugly woman would...
  • Obama, Saudi King put warm gloss over differences

    09/04/2015 4:40:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 9/4/15 | Andrew Beatty
    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama on Friday welcomed Saudi Arabia's King Salman for a long-delayed first White House summit marked by warm public words, amid clashing views on Middle Eastern crises. Obama made the rare move of greeting the 79-year-old monarch at the doors of the White House, as he hailed the "longstanding friendship" between the two countries. Salman's inaugural visit as king -- originally scheduled for May and canceled by Riyadh -- had been billed as a way of putting relations back on a more stable footing. In the Oval Office, Obama was effusive, saying he wanted...
  • Does this libtard have a point? Better Off without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession

    08/21/2012 8:12:12 AM PDT · by teflon9 · 73 replies
    Powell's Books ^ | August, 2012 | Chuck Thompson
    Lets talk about secession. Not exactly the most suitable cocktail party conversation starter anywhere in the country, but take that notion deep into the heart of Dixie and you might find yourself running from the possum-hunting conservatives, trailer-park lifers, and prayer warriors Chuck Thompson encountered during the two years he spent traveling the American South asking the question: Would we be better off without em? The result is a heavily researched, serious inquiry into national divides which is unabashedly controversial, often uproarious, and always thought-provoking. From a church service in Mobile, Alabama, where the gospel entertainer announces "Islam is upon...
  • Colorblind America: A Malignant Fallacy

    12/30/2010 3:33:21 AM PST · by Scanian · 25 replies · 7+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 30, 2010 | Chidike Okeem
    The fanciful idea of living in a colorblind society is one of the greatest impediments to sophisticated discussions about race in America. If there is going to be a soothing of racial tensions in American society, there first has to be an understanding that race -- albeit a social construct based on some biological realities -- exists and matters, and it is not just a vestigial figment of centuries-old white racism. It is axiomatic that race is a part of our social reality; however, where we need more discussion is on precisely where race matters. The fundamental problem with race...
  • US soldiers: Afghan war more challenging than Iraq

    11/29/2009 8:00:07 AM PST · by Saije · 12 replies · 956+ views
    Google/AP ^ | 11/29/2009 | Denis D. Gray
    Veterans of Iraq recall rolling to war along asphalted highways, sweltering in flat scrublands and chatting with city-wise university graduates connected to the wider world. Now fighting in Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers invariably encounter illiterate farmers who may never have talked to an American as they slog into remote villages on dirt tracks through bitterly cold, snow-streaked mountains. "Before deploying here we were given training on language, culture, everything. I thought that since I was an Iraq combat veteran, I didn't need any of that stuff. I was wrong. Both countries may be Muslim but this is a totally different place,"...
  • Obamazilla Is America's True Nemesis, Not Fellow Patriots

    11/27/2009 3:16:12 AM PST · by Scanian · 4 replies · 412+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2009 | Lloyd Marcus
    Eleven months ago, he landed on the shores of the presidency, destroying everything in his path. A gigantic, fire-breathing monster wreaking havoc, consuming private sector industries, crushing institutions which have made America great, and destroying lives. With fear and trembling we dare to utter his name...Obamazilla! Though appearing indestructible and unstoppable, millions of brave patriots arose to challenge the beast, vowing not to sit idly by as America as we know it is terminated. As a patriot, I am totally focused on defeating Obamazilla, America's true nemesis. I will not allow myself to be sidetracked into participating in Tea-Party-movement family...
  • Sean and Robin Penn back to divorce court (Robin files this time .. irreconcilable differences')

    08/18/2009 4:51:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 630+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/18/09 | Jill Serjeant
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar winning actor Sean Penn and his wife Robin's rocky marriage is headed for divorce for the third time, and this time it's Robin who has filed the court papers. The "Message in a Bottle" actress, 43, filed for divorce last week in northern California where they reside citing irreconcilable differences, People magazine said on Tuesday. The papers obtained by the celebrity magazine said Robin Wright Penn and her husband had agreed to share custody of their 16 year-old son Hopper Jack and divide their property. In an interview in the September edition of More magazine,...
  • The sexist differences between the sexes

    04/28/2008 1:52:33 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 22 replies · 72+ views ^ | 27/04/2008 | Melanie McGrath
    Melanie McGrath reviews The Sexual Paradox: Troubled Boys, Gifted Girls and the Real Difference Between the Sexes by Susan Pinker Why is it that some boys who fail at school or university - Albert Einstein and Bill Gates come to mind - go on to forge spectacular careers while many talented girls never reach the top of the career ladder? Here, in a nutshell, is the paradox explored in the developmental psychologist Susan Pinker's new book. It is time, says Pinker, to stop thinking of men as the 'default' setting and women as variants of the norm, when advances in...
  • Targets McCain in Iowa and New Hampshire

    01/18/2007 7:53:04 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 14 replies · 572+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 18 January 2007 | Chris Cilliza Targets McCain in Iowa and New Hampshire Over the past several election cycles, has demonstrated a willingness to throw its weight around in the political process. Today provides yet another example, as the influential liberal group is up with television commercials intended label Sen. John McCain -- the leading Republican candidate for president in 2008 -- as the leading supporter of sending more U.S. troops to Iraq. In the ad, as images of McCain and President Bush flash across the screen, a narrator intones: "John McCain has done more than just embrace George Bush's failed policy in Iraq....
  • The Elusive Altar (Marriage and Socil Class)By David Brooks

    01/18/2007 5:39:18 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 13 replies · 777+ views
    New York Times ^ | 18 January 2007 | David Brooks
    ...For voluminous research shows that further down the social scale there are millions of people who long to marry, but who are trapped just beyond the outskirts of matrimony. They have partners. They move in together. Often they have children.... The research shows that far from rejecting traditional marriage, many people down the social scale revere it too highly. They put it on a pedestal, or as Andrew Cherlin of Johns Hopkins puts it, they regard marriage not as the foundation of adult life, but as the capstone. They don’t want to marry until they are financially secure and emotionally...
  • Black 'saints' cannot deliver whites from racial inertia

    12/23/2006 8:33:22 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 24 replies · 989+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 23 December 2006 | Derrick Z. Jackson
    "....While 4.8 percent of white residents said the quality of race relations was "very good" and 35.6 percent said they were "good," for a total of 40.4 percent, not a single black resident said race relations were "very good" and only 22 percent said they were good. While just 8.5 percent of white residents thought race relations were "poor," 24 percent of black residents thought so. What presents a particular challenge to the meaning Patrick's election are the survey's responses on policy issues, based on race. African-Americans mentioned crime, education, and jobs as by far their top three priorities. The...
  • Closing the Black/White IQ Gap?

    12/02/2006 5:44:48 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 142 replies · 2,876+ views
    Reason Online ^ | 1 December 2006 | Ronald Baily
    On November 28 the American Enterprise Institute held a symposium on the persistent gap between the average IQ test scores of black and non-Hispanic white Americans. The question: Is the gap closing? The presenters at AEI were James Flynn, a philosopher who taught at the University of Otago in New Zealand, and Charles Murray, a scholar at AEI and the co-author of The Bell Curve. Flynn is famous for having discovered in the 1980s that average IQs in many countries have been drifting upward at about 3 points per decade over the past couple of generations. In fact, the average...
  • Women talk three times as much as men, says study

    11/27/2006 5:28:17 PM PST · by E-Mat · 78 replies · 1,514+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 27th November 2006 | FIONA MACRAE
    ...women talk almost three times as much as men, with the average woman chalking up 20,000 words in a day - 13,000 more than the average man. Women also speak more quickly, devote more brainpower to chit-chat - and actually get a buzz out of hearing their own voices, a new book suggests. The book - written by a female psychiatrist - says that inherent differences between the male and female brain explain why women are naturally more talkative than men. In The Female Mind, Dr Luan Brizendine says women devote more brain cells to talking than men. And, if...
  • A Free-for-All on Science and Religion

    11/21/2006 5:31:54 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 76 replies · 1,546+ views
    New York Times ^ | 21 November 2006 | George Johnson
    Maybe the pivotal moment came when Steven Weinberg, a Nobel laureate in physics, warned that “the world needs to wake up from its long nightmare of religious belief,” or when a Nobelist in chemistry, Sir Harold Kroto, called for the John Templeton Foundation to give its next $1.5 million prize for “progress in spiritual discoveries” to an atheist — Richard Dawkins, the Oxford evolutionary biologist whose book “The God Delusion” is a national best-seller. Or perhaps the turning point occurred at a more solemn moment, when Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City and an...
  • Labor tries to heal their differences (for the greater good, don'tcha know..)

    08/16/2006 10:45:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 286+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/16/06 | Will Lester - ap
    WASHINGTON - A year after their breakup, former partners in organized labor are trying to heal some differences by joining forces politically for the November midterm elections. They're cooperating now for the sake of those who depend on them — about 15 million union members. Both the AFL-CIO and the breakaway Change to Win alliance are negotiating an agreement that would allow them to coordinate their massive effort to educate and mobilize workers. Some hard feelings remain after organized labor splintered last year in a dispute about priorities, organizing strategies and personalities. Earlier efforts to pull the labor movement together...
  • Condi And Sergei Air Differences Over An Open Microphone

    06/30/2006 5:26:07 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 2,179+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-1-2006 | Adrian Blomfield
    Condi and Sergei air differences over an open microphone By Adrian Blomfield in Moscow (Filed: 01/07/2006) Condoleezza Rice, America's secretary of state, is famed for her sang froid but one person seems to be able to rattle her - Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister. The pair are known to have goaded each other on several occasions, reflecting the souring relationship between Washington and Moscow. However, a candid conversation between the pair was revealed to the world when a technician failed to switch off an audio feed during a closed-door lunch at a meeting of foreign ministers in Moscow. For...
  • Choice of what to do in Chicago explains difference between conservatives and liberals

    06/24/2006 9:14:08 AM PDT · by ashamedtobefromparkridge · 7 replies · 303+ views
    Helped plan 2 different Chicago excursions for the coming months. One was a liberal group that I am a member of. The subject is not politics but the majority of people are liberals due to the subject matter. One was a primary conservative group. The liberals top things they wanted to do? Jerry Springer Oprah Winfrey Gay Games (actually this is when they are coming in. No problem with the gay games. Maybe when they have the closing ceremonies at Wrigley they'll find some talent) The conservatives: Field of Museum King Tut exhibit The play Wicked A Cubs game Says...
  • Jesus and Muhammad: Major Differences

    05/29/2006 11:46:50 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 28 replies · 1,227+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 05/20/2006 | James Arlandson
    Jesus and Muhammad: Major Differences (1) May 20th, 2006 Aggressive Islam is on the march. Terror attacks; violent protests over cartoons; many pushes to establish Islamic courts in Europe and Canada; demands to silence free speech, to criminalize criticism of the messenger of Allah; the President of Islam threatening to wipe Israel off the map, and writing a long and confused rant, inviting the President of the US to accept Islam; the election of Hamas. These actions are easy to detect and decipher. Islam wants its way, and no one should resist. It is the best religion, after all. But...
  • Nagging Global Warming Differences Resolved

    05/02/2006 4:59:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 793+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/2/06 | Randolph E. Schmid - ap
    WASHINGTON - A nagging difference in temperature readings that had raised questions about global warming has been resolved, a panel of scientists reported Tuesday. "This significant discrepancy no longer exists because errors in the satellite and radiosonde data have been identified and corrected," researchers said in the first of 21 assessment reports planned by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. The findings show clear evidence of human influences on climate due to changes in greenhouse gases, aerosols and stratospheric ozone. There has been increasing concern about global climate change being caused by human activity, in particular the release of gases...
  • CA: Differences emerge over governor's public works spending plan

    02/16/2006 6:37:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 238+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/16/06 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Members of a two-house conference committee outlined sharply different priorities Thursday as they began working over Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's $222.6 billion public works spending plan. "We're all going to have to give up some things" to get an agreement, the chairman, Sen. Kevin Murray, D-Culver City, said after a two-hour hearing during which Republicans and Democrats expressed concerns about Schwarzenegger's proposals. "We're all going to have to give a little and get a little," he said. The Republican governor wants the state to spend $222.6 billion over the next 10 years to upgrade highways, expand intercity rail,...