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  • Make California Mexico Again( /S Vanity)

    06/22/2016 9:39:30 PM PDT · by Vendome · 20 replies
    Vanity - My Myself and I | 06/22/2016 | Vendome
    So, I keep hearing this idiotic rant "Make America Mexico Again". If frickin MehCheapoH were so great, how come they keep coming to uhmmm America? they are not here to invade, rather, they are here to make a life for themselves they could never hope for in MehFauxco. Mexico and America are not places with borders defining a race. Both countries are multi-racial and multi-cultural. The differences between Mexico and America are stark. To start with; anyone can become anything they want in America and live to tell about it...for a time. Heck, you can even be born a poor...
  • William Buckley and Malcolm Muggeridge on Sharing the Christian Faith

    09/17/2015 7:58:15 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 18 Sep 15 | buckley and Muggeridge
  • Bloom's Taxonomy: “What do you think about X?”

    06/20/2014 11:34:47 AM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 8 replies ^ | June 3, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Sixty years ago, Benjamin Bloom came up with what he said was a superior way to categorize educational goals and activities. The Taxonomy was famous for reducing everything to six steps: remembering; understanding; applying; analyzing; evaluating; creating. Note that "remembering" (or "knowing") is the first and LOWEST step. Bloom concocted this taxonomy to describe education at the college level. College professors, however, ignored the Taxonomy. Meanwhile, the people in charge of our public schools put this thing on a pedestal. Why? Because the Taxonomy scorned what had always been considered the most important step: knowing information. Bloom and his Taxonomy...
  • Liberal Scholars Agree: The Bible Forbids Homosexuality

    04/29/2014 6:04:17 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 21 replies
    BarbWire ^ | 4-29-14 | Jeff Allen
    Some time ago, a lesbian living in Canada viewed a few of my YouTube videos on the subject of homosexuality, and a lengthy debate ensued. We went back and forth discussing all of the oft-repeated and ridiculous homosexual talking points. Our conversations also included an examination of the New Testament’s teachings about homosexuality. I shared the traditional and obvious scriptural prohibitions against all types of same-sex behavior. My lesbian debate opponent, on the other hand, provided the typical contortionist interpretations of biblical sexuality. And no matter how comprehensive or meticulous my explanations, she was completely convinced (deceived) that the New...
  • Will you get these 20 jokes meant for really brainy people?

    03/12/2014 9:46:13 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 162 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-12-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This has been making rounds. Some are really good, and the others I haven't gotten yet ;-P
  • Education: What a Wonderful World It Would Be

    03/08/2014 5:30:58 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 9 replies ^ | Jan. 21, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    What a wonderful world it would be if, for example, the people in charge of our public schools really believed in knowledge. If, for example, the National Council of Teachers of English, really loved English. If the National Council of Teachers of Math, really loved math. Alas, that does not seem to be the case. A lot of boring things are being taught in boring, incoherent ways, with the result that children learn almost nothing. Then the Education Establishment comes up with so-called “authentic assessments” to prove that the children learned a little something. There’s an easy way to tell...
  • Santelli Rants Against The Intellectual Arrogance Of The "Intellectuals"

    09/13/2013 4:44:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/13/13 | Tyler Durden
    The American public is "just too darn stupid to get it." That is the message that CNBC's Rick Santelli hears from the mainstream media when discussing polls that suggest US citizens are against a rise in the debt ceiling. Perhaps, as he exclaims, "we should only poll the Harvard and Princeton professors," since they have such a good grasp of reality. But, it is the "giant leap of faith" that the Fed can really move unemployment and keep the economy humming along to support the level of equities that has the Chicagoan irate. Congress - listen up - he explodes,...
  • Here are the ten greatest Catholic intellectuals in American history... [Catholic Caucus]

    10/11/2011 6:39:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 53 replies
    Ignatius ^ | 10-11-11 | Tom Hoopes,
    Here are the ten greatest Catholic intellectuals in American history... ... according to a survey of "top Catholic commentators, editors and scholars" conducted by Benedictine College's Gregorian Institute. Tom Hoopes, Vice President of College Relations and writer in residence at Benedictine College (Atchison, Kansas), writes: Since future categories in the Hall of Fame will recognize novelists and bishops of dioceses, nominees such as Flannery O'Connor and Archbishops James Gibbons and Charles Chaput are not included here. The work of those represented here mainly concerns the world of ideas and academic scholarship. The Catholic Hall of Fame's Greatest American Catholic intellectuals, in...
  • Elizabeth Warren: intellectual fraud

    10/10/2011 10:01:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/10/11 | Michael Barone
    For those inclined to rhapsodize Harvard Law Professor and now Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, it is a salutary experience—as salutary as a cold shower—to read this analysis of Warren’s major politically significant work by Atlantic blogger and brilliant student of economics Megan McArdle. Of Warren’s book The Two Income Trap, McArdle writes ” the deeper problem is that some of her evidence doesn't really support her thesis, and can be made to appear to support her thesis only by making some very weird choices about what metrics to use.” McArdle eviscerates Warren’s
  • I remember Allan Bloom

    06/19/2011 5:12:27 AM PDT · by EllisWashingtonReport · 4 replies ^ | 06/11/11 | Ellis Washington
    For Bloom, the moral vacuum created by liberalism inside the souls of Americans was filled by demagogic radicals in the ’60s similar to the Nazi Brownshirts who in the ’20s and ’30s filled the breach created in German society by the Weimar Republic. Bloom further argued that liberal values of philosophy and reason understood as freedom of thought, had been hijacked by relativism, a pseudo-philosophy or ideology of thought, which Bloom identified as the primary aspect of modern liberal philosophy responsible for sabotaging the Socratic-Platonic worldview, logic and canonical teachings.
  • Good INTELLECTUAL conservative/libertarian/small government books?

    05/24/2011 12:00:11 PM PDT · by wrhssaxensemble · 59 replies
    Anyone know of any good books of this type that they could recommend? I am looking for something intellectual (e.g., anything written by a Professor, James Fennimore Cooper, Federalist Papers, Tocqueville, etc.) not catered to more mainstream audiences (e.g., Beck, Hannity, Coulter, etc.) and theoretical mostly, either fiction or non-fiction... I have a few on my list that I have read or will read but am just looking for some more ideas Thanks!
  • George Will's Atrophied Intellectual Curiosity. He may well have exhausted his shelf life.

    03/08/2011 7:12:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/08/2011
    For all his contributions to the cause, and they have been many, conservative media personality George Will may well have exhausted his shelf life. In his much-discussed Sunday column, Will all too predictably excoriated those Republicans politicians and pundits who have questioned Obama's origins and ideology.  Most troubling was Will's slam of WOR Radio host Steve Malzberg for asking would-be presidential candidate Mike Huckabee a question that strikes those of us who have done some investigating as altogether reasonable: Asked Malzberg, "Don't you think it's fair also to ask [Barack Obama] . . . how come we don't have a...
  • Palin lacks leadership to be president, Murkowski says

    11/15/2010 10:06:48 PM PST · by JohnKinAK · 131 replies · 2+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 11/15/2010 | AP
    JUNEAU -- Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she doesn't think Sarah Palin has the leadership qualities to be president, nor the "intellectual curiosity" needed to make good policy. Murkowski also told Katie Couric of the "CBS Evening News" that she doesn't think Palin enjoyed governing.
  • The Tea Party Education Manifesto

    10/13/2010 2:54:31 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 9 replies ^ | Oct 9, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Not prepared by any official Tea Party, these proposals are presented to all Tea Parties for discussion and hopefully approval. Background: many people have become cynical. They think the Education Establishment is hopelessly corrupt, driven by far-left ideology and old-fashioned greed, and no improvement is possible. But times they are a-changing. Many conservative are being elected. Let's think about how they might use their power to save the public schools. Imagine that a governor like Chris Christie wakes up tomorrow and decides to fix public education in his state. What should he do? In general, which policies should Conservatives, Republicans...
  • Joe Sobran, R.I.P. [Joseph Sobran, 1946 - 2010]

    09/30/2010 7:54:18 PM PDT · by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo · 155 replies
    Our former NR colleague, Joe Sobran, passed away today after a long battle with a variety of ailments. He was relatively young, just 64, and while physically beaten at the end, he also departed spiritually triumphant.   Surely, in short order, there will be ample reflection — much of it critical — on the hyper-talented, hyper-controversial writer. There will be a recounting of his history at NR, the break, the following years, and Joe’s soured relationship with WFB (happily, they rekindled their friendship before Bill passed away). Good, let’s discuss all that, and more. But later. Right now, let us,...
  • French intellectual caught quoting fake philosopher

    02/09/2010 9:04:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies · 1,248+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/9/10 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) – Leading French intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy has been caught red-faced for praising the work of a philosopher who, it turns out, was invented as a joke by a journalist from a satirical daily. In his latest book "De la guerre en philosophie" (Making war in philosophy), Levy quoted Jean-Baptiste Botul, an expert on German philosopher Immanuel Kant created by journalist Frederic Pages. Levy acknowledged late Monday that he had often quoted Botul's work "The sex life of Immanuel Kant" during many public appearances and in the pages of his latest book. "As it turns out, it was a...
  • Can 'We the People' be Intellectuals?

    01/07/2010 6:44:48 AM PST · by Anarchydeluxe · 11 replies · 432+ views
    Anarchy Deluxe ^ | 01/07/2010 | Michael Nichols
    How many times have I as a libertarian-minded advocate for individual liberty and free markets been in an argument with liberals, progressives, statists, whatever you choose to name them, and heard that my ideology is too simplistic, too impractical, etc.? Of course, these are the nice versions of what usually comes out of their collective mouths: idiot, fascist, racist, hick, redneck, and the glorious list of intellectual vocabulary marches on and on into pure brilliance. Oftentimes the liberal progressive breaks out into über-intellectual speak as illustrated in the following clip:
  • MSNBC’s Matthews Finds Obama’s Weakness: He’s ‘Too Darned Intellectual’

    11/20/2009 5:09:33 PM PST · by Justaham · 69 replies · 2,107+ views ^ | 11-20-09 | Kyle Drennan
    At the top of Friday’s Hardball on MSNBC, host Chris Matthews discovered the reason for President Obama’s political difficulties in recent months: “President Obama has his chin out on just about every hot issue out there....He’s exposed and vulnerable. His poll numbers are dropping. Is he just too darned intellectual? Too much the egg head?” Later in the show, Matthews talked to Atlantic Media’s Ron Brownstein and USA Today’s Susan Page about Obama’s great flaw. He began by wondering: “I’m not attacking intellectuals because I do appreciate their contribution – but when politicians begin to get a little too intellectual,...
  • Chris Matthews: Is Obama just too darned intellectual ?

    11/21/2009 6:56:49 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 63 replies · 2,046+ views
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Believe it or not, he’s not just spinning here. He’s sincerely criticizing Obama for some of his dopier decisions lately; he just can’t help letting his admiration for The One get in the way and filter it as a matter of excess virtue. None of the problems he cites are necessarily — or actually — the product of too much deep thinkin’. Obama’s bow to Akihito was, in fact, stupid since it had the opposite intended effect. His deliberations on Afghanistan are fine, but should have been conducted six months ago given McChrystal’s warning that the war would be lost...
  • Video for Noobs

    09/26/2009 11:06:21 PM PDT · by Vendome · 8 replies · 876+ views
    WIMP ^ | 09/26/2009 | Vendome
    This video is for the Noobs and Noob observers
  • Property Rights Equal Economic Prosperity

    02/27/2009 1:03:36 AM PST · by nateriver · 2 replies · 311+ views
    IPRI ^ | Kelsey Zahourek
    In his book, The Audacity of Hope, President Obama writes “Our constitution places the ownership of private property at the very heart of our system of liberty. According to Obama adviser Doug Kmiec, President Obama would appoint Supreme Court justices “in the mold of Justices Stephen Bryer and David Souter”. Bryer and Souter have voted against every property rights case for the last 20 years. In a recent study, data shows that countries that protect the physical and intellectual property of their people enjoy nearly nine times higher GDP per capita than countries ranking lowest in property rights protections. The...
  • Are conservatives less creative than liberals?

    11/11/2008 8:51:04 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 17 replies · 267+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | November 11, 2008 | John Ray
    The article below, which asserts that conservatives are less creative than liberals, is just the usual Leftist bigotry, based on a very poor knowledge of the research literature. Creativity does not generalize much, meaning there is no such thing as an overall trait of creativity. So all that is shown below is that Leftists judge one-another as more creative and are more likely to take an interest in self-indulgent activities.I am reproducing the full article below so people can admire the propaganda effort. It sounds quite plausible and fair if you don’t know the underlying facts By Scott Barry Kaufman...
  • A Business Relationship Built At The End Of A Pointy Stick Isn't Much Of A Relationship

    10/22/2008 7:37:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 204+ views
    Techdirt ^ | 10/20/08
    from the let's-do-business,-or-we-might-sue deptLast week, Microsoft was kind enough to invite me to sit down, one-on-one with Horacio Gutierrez, the company's VP and Deputy General Counsel in charge of intellectual property and licensing. As you might imagine, given my views on the patent system in general, and Microsoft's gradual embrace of the patent system specifically, he and I disagreed on a fair amount. We agreed that the patent system should be focused on encouraging innovation. We agreed that there were abuses of the system. From there, our views pretty much diverged, though the conversation was fun and lively. Gutierrez began...
  • Palin says she considers herself intellectual

    10/22/2008 11:05:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 117 replies · 2,438+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2008,
    Does vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin consider herself intellectual? You betcha! "And you have to be up on not only current events, but you have to understand the foundation of the issues that you're working on," Palin said in an interview with People magazine. "You can't just go on what is presented you." SNIP the Alaska governor told People that she has always been a "voracious reader" and named reading _ anything from biographies to historical works _ as her favorite thing along with her children and sports. SNIP Palin said if she and husband Todd had had a sixth...
  • Dear 44: Intellectual property

    Inventors, scientists, and researchers have been at the core of America’s success since our earliest days… With tight economic conditions and emerging economies, America’s innovation will be facing many challenges if Intellectual Property is not protected.
  • UK P2P user? Hope you like US prison food (The RIAA can now sue for $30,000 PER SONG!!!)

    06/11/2008 4:15:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 79 replies · 435+ views
    ZDNet ^ | 6/11/08 | Rupert Goodwins
    This is one of the most frightening things I've learned in a long time. Over in the US, a bill has passed the House of Representatives and is heading to Congress – with a huge amount of support. The PRO-IP bill, H.R.4279, significantly increases the state's power to detect and prosecute IP infringement, carrying with it a whole host of new law enforcement positions and capabilities. It establishes an IP Czar, someone with the job of overseeing zealous action on behalf of copyright and trademark owners, and includes such powers as the ability to seize equipment if it contains just...
  • My opinion Jonah Goldberg : No cure for intellectual dementia

    10/12/2006 5:44:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 39 replies · 1,457+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | My opinion Jonah Goldberg
    If the Christian base of the GOP gets its way, "All government employees — federal, state and local — would be required to participate in weekly Bible classes in the workplace, as well as compulsory daily prayer sessions." We would all have to carry religious identity cards that "would provide Christocrats with preferential treatment in many areas of life, including home ownership, student loans, employment and education." Non-Christians would be indulged as second-class citizens, "but younger members . . . would be strongly encouraged to formally convert to the dominant evangelical Christianity." Homosexual sex would be illegalized, while "known homosexuals...
  • Unrepentant Neocon

    08/16/2006 8:36:15 PM PDT · by n-tres-ted · 121 replies · 1,658+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 12, 2006 | Joseph Rago
    Neoconservatism is hard to pin down as discrete political theory; Mr. Podhoretz [prefers] "tendency." In any case, as a practical matter, it denotes the mentality of those who moved from somewhere on the political left to somewhere on the right, primarily during the late '70s. It had "two ruling passions," according to Mr. Podhoretz. On the one hand, the neocons were repulsed by the countercultural '60s radicalism that came to dominate the American liberal establishment. On the other, they argued for a more assertive, muscular foreign policy (at the time in response to Soviet expansionism). ... The "war on terror,"...
  • 'Skype clone' surfaces in China (Reverse Engineered)

    07/17/2006 11:27:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies · 1,167+ views
    The Register ^ | Monday 17th July | John Leyden
    Stealth firm plays reversi with VoIP codeChinese software developers have reportedly reverse engineered Skype's internet telephony software to develop a clone. The unnamed company has developed a software client using the same protocol and encryption technology used by Skype. This software, which is still in the early stages of development, was used to call Charlie Paglee, co-founder of Voice over IP startup Vozin Communications. Although the software lacks features that indicate whether someone is online or instant messaging technology, Paglee reports that the mystery firm involved plans to add these features (along with stability improvements) and release a stable version...
  • Iranian author arrested in Tehran

    05/03/2006 3:27:35 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies · 376+ views
    bbc ^ | May 3, 2006
    Iranian author arrested in Tehran By Frances Harrison BBC News, Tehran A leading Canadian-Iranian intellectual, Ramin Jahanbegloo, has been arrested at the airport in Tehran. A prominent dissident cleric described Mr Jahanbegloo's arrest as "the height of lawlessness and insecurity". At a gathering to celebrate International Press Freedom Day, Mohsen Kadivar said Mr Jahanbegloo was one of Iran's philosophical journalists. The arrest has caused concern about freedom of speech as Iran comes under increasing pressure from abroad. Mr Jahanbegloo is a well-known Canadian-Iranian professor with doctorates from the Sorbonne and Harvard University. He has written and edited more than a...
  • AG (Alberto Gonzales) tells kids to respect copyright laws when surfing the Net

    03/30/2006 5:36:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 560+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 3/30/06 | Martha Mendoza - ap
    SAN JOSE – U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales brought a simple message to middle school students on Thursday: Don't steal. “I'm the top cop in the U.S. and I want you to know that if you illegally download a game or music or a video it's stealing, just as if you went into a store and stole blue jeans,” Gonzales told 7th and 8th graders at Windmill Springs School in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. The lesson culminated an unusual four-day lesson on intellectual property and copyright infringement during which the nation's top law enforcement official became a classroom...
  • The battle of ideas: Public intellectuals are thriving in the United States

    03/23/2006 1:51:11 PM PST · by USFRIENDINVICTORIA · 5 replies · 438+ views
    The Economist ^ | Mar 23rd 2006 | Lexington (a pseudonym)
    ONE of the best passages of “Gulliver's Travels” concerns his visit to the Grand Academy of Lagado. Gulliver is naturally bemused by the schemes of the “projectors” for making life more comfortable: extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, or training pigs to plough fields with their snouts. But what really shocks him is their “wild impossible chimeras” for fixing politics: “schemes for persuading monarchs to choose favourites upon the score of their wisdom, capacity and virtue; of teaching ministers to consult the public good; of rewarding merit, great abilities and eminent services.” For much of the past 200 years Europe has...
  • State Universities Need to be More Liberal

    02/21/2006 5:50:42 PM PST · by jwalburg · 21 replies · 1,094+ views
    Aberdeen AmericanNews ^ | Feb. 21, 2006 | Art Marmorstein
    A couple of months ago, I received a phone call from a former student. "Hi, Art. This is Bill." "Bill?" "Yeah, Bill Kinderman!" Now Bill clearly expected me to remember him, but for the life of me, I just couldn't put a face to the name - or even remember that I had once had a Bill Kinderman in one of my classes. And here he was, excited to talk to me and eagerly updating me on all the events of his life since we had last seen each other. It was an awkward conversation, and my difficulties only increased...
  • Child's height linked to intellectual development

    01/20/2006 11:21:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 838+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/20/06 | Amy Norton
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who are short for their age may perform more poorly on tests of intelligence than their taller peers, a new study suggests. The findings, say researchers, imply that some environmental factors may negatively affect both early childhood height and mental development. What those factors are is uncertain, but a stressful home life is one possibility, according to Dr. Scott Montgomery of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, the study's lead author. "Childhood stress can slow growth significantly," he told Reuters Health, pointing to evidence that children's growth can be impaired when parents divorce or...
  • Activist Gives Lecture Amid Protests

    01/19/2006 8:51:08 AM PST · by george76 · 3 replies · 546+ views
    Daily Nexus ^ | January 18, 2006 | Kaitlin Pike
    More than 100 students, faculty and community members - about 20 of them protesters - attended controversial academic and activist Ward Churchill’s lecture in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. last night, both to listen and, for some, to attempt debate. Churchill, a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder,...some questioned his credentials, viewpoints, and claim to Native American heritage. Advocates “any means possible” ... “Any means” can include the use of violence, ... “Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens,” in which he referred to victims of the 9/11 attacks on the...
  • The Difficulty Of Intellectually Engaging The Left (Dennis Prager On Thoughtful Left Oxymoron Alert)

    10/25/2005 3:30:34 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 28 replies · 1,352+ views ^ | 10/25/05 | Dennis Prager
    One of the more appealing aspects about being on the Left is that you do not necessarily have to engage your opponents in debates over the truth or falsehood of their positions. You can simply dismiss your opponent as "anti." Anti-worker: It all began with Marxism. If you opposed communism or socialism, you were not merely anti-communist or anti-socialist, you were anti-worker. This way of dismissing opponents of leftist ideas is now the norm. Anyone, including a Democrat, who raises objections to union control of state and local politics is labeled anti-worker: "anti-teacher," "anti-firefighter," "anti-nurse," etc. This is how the...
  • George Soros's Right-Wing Twin - The Most Powerful New Yorker You've Never Heard Of

    07/31/2005 7:22:17 PM PDT · by snarks_when_bored · 59 replies · 3,254+ views
    ProfileGeorge Soros’s Right-Wing TwinMultibillionaire commodities king Bruce Kovner is the patron saint of the neoconservatives, the new Lincoln Center’s crucial Medici, owner of a vast Fifth Avenue mansion—and the most powerful New Yorker you’ve never heard of. By Philip Weiss (Photo credit: Courtesy of Bruce Kovner) After the opening-night performance of Tosca at the Met this spring, a handful of people found their way through a side door of the hall to the narrow corridor that leads backstage. One or two held flowers; a couple were in eveningwear. They were headed for the dressing rooms to congratulate soprano Maria...
  • China, "A Pressure Cooker Which Can Blow Up Anytime"

    04/27/2005 7:40:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies · 1,348+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 04/26/05 | Ji Hae-bum
    /begin my translationChina, "A Pressure Cooker Which Can Blow Up Anytime"Seven Oppressions in China: an Analysis by Asia Weekly Ji Hae-bum  04/26/05  Chinese society  is like a 'pressure cooker' with its safety lid tightly closed. recent anti-Japanese protest served as a way to relieving pressure from 7 oppressions by (Chinese) authorities.  The latest (May 1st) issue of 'The Asia Weekly' in Hong Kong assessed, "For last 15 years, under the slogan, ' Stability is above everything else,' China repressed the freedom of public assembly, which was guaranteed in their constitution, thus closing the channel for expressing discontent and frustration. (Recent) Anti-Japanese protest  is...
  • The U.N. Thinks About Tomorrow's Cyberspace (UN Wants to Control the Internet)

    03/30/2005 11:22:29 AM PST · by anymouse · 9 replies · 520+ views
    C|Net News ^ | March 29, 2005 | March 29, 2005
    The International Telecommunication Union is one of the most venerable of bureaucracies. Created in 1865 to facilitate telegraph transmissions, its mandate has expanded to include radio and telephone communications. But the ITU enjoys virtually no influence over the Internet. That remains the province of specialized organizations such as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN; the Internet Engineering Task Force; the World Wide Web Consortium; and regional address registries. The ITU, a United Nations agency, would like to change that. "The whole world is looking for a better solution for Internet governance, unwilling to maintain the current...

    02/14/2005 6:06:29 AM PST · by FreeMarket1 · 2 replies · 353+ views ^ | Feb 15, 2005 | by Tim Brown
    CHINA'S PIRACY DILEMMA – U.S. ACTION VIA WTO?Feb 15, 2005 - FreeMarketNews.comby Tim BrownChina’s protection of intellectual property rights is forefront in the news again. In January Vice-premier Wu Yi had told US officials and business people that China would need time to correct the problem of piracy. He provided huge numbers such as the confiscation of 10 billion pieces of fake goods as evidence that China is trying to solve the problem. According to a Newsweek article for the February 21 issue Beijing has been successful in eliminating pirated copies of its 2008 Olympics logo. Now music, film and...
  • Vanishing Catholic Intellectual

    01/18/2005 9:19:55 PM PST · by Cato1 · 2 replies · 186+ views
    the tablet ^ | 1/18/2005 | Alain Woodrow
    The French, ever proud of their great thinkers, complain they have all but disappeared today. In Church circles it is the same. But are those fine minds out there, simply biding their time, waiting for the right moment? IN ENGLAND, “intellectual” is a dirty word; in France, being described as such is akin to consecration, something devoutly desired. Whereas the pragmatic English wear their learning lightly and wouldn’t be seen dead signing a petition as “a group of intellectuals”, the French parade their erudition proudly and expect their intellectuals – a recognised and revered class – who are naturally engages,...
  • Hippies Losing Protest Movement to Campus Conservatives - (Yes!)

    01/10/2005 9:44:43 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,428+ views
    From Yale to the University of North Carolina, liberal academia is being challenged by a new generation of conservative leadership. Credible tales of professors grading down conservative students have always run rampant. Biased lectures remain the unremarkable norm. One variable has changed, however. Liberal academia lacks its traditionally receptive audience. During the opening weeks of the Iraq war, professors were shocked by the absence of antiwar fervor among their pupils. Leading up to the 2004 elections, record numbers of undergraduates joined the College Republicans and other conservative organizations. Ingenious student protests, such as Berkeley’s affirmative action bake sale and Duke’s...
  • Apple sues popular Mac Web site

    01/06/2005 2:48:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 619+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 6, 2005 | Duncan Martell
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Computer has sued a popular Macintosh rumour Web site for allegedly distributing trade secrets, the latest in a string of lawsuits the company has filed to stop Internet leaks of details of upcoming products. The latest suit also lends credibility to recent rumours about a Macintosh computer without a display and an office productivity software suite that surfaced in the run-up to Apple's annual trade show held here next week, where CEO Steve Jobs typically unveils new products. Apple, in the complaint filed on Tuesday, sued Web site Think Secret and other unnamed individuals, claiming...
  • Intellectual Diversity In The Classroom

    12/12/2004 5:58:03 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 369+ views
    NATIONAL CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS ^ | Wednesday, December 8, 2004 | Bruce Bartlett
    Intellectual Diversity In The Classroom Wednesday, December 8, 2004 by Bruce Bartlett Although conservatives complain loudly and often about liberal bias in the mass media, the truth is that one is far more likely to read a conservative perspective in the New York Times than hear it from a college professor. At least the Times publishes an occasional conservative on its op-ed page. At many universities, just finding a Republican anywhere on the faculty is problematic. Two recent studies by Santa Clara University economist Daniel B. Klein prove my point. In one study, he looked at party registration of the...
  • Obscure Minority (In Harry Reid, Democrats have a small-minded leader for the ages.)

    12/09/2004 1:28:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies · 1,468+ views
    The American Prowler | 12/9/2004 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    WASHINGTON -- Do you know who Harry M. Reid might be? Frankly I did not know either until he was quoted in the newspapers as having said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that Justice Clarence Thomas is "an embarrassment to the Supreme Court." He also asseverated that Justice Thomas's opinions "are poorly written." As he made these utterances recently on "Meet the Press" I concluded that the man must have some stature, unless, of course, the issue being treated on the show was small-town bigotry. Well, it turns out that this fellow Reid is a United States senator. In fact,...
  • Multiculturalism is key to diversity of all kinds - esp. intellectual (Colgate U. student whines)

    12/05/2004 4:28:18 PM PST · by mountaineer · 44 replies · 838+ views
    The Colgate Maroon (student newspaper) ^ | Dec. 3, 2005 | Tim Kim (class of '05)
    While I agree ... in that intellectual diversity is crucial at an educational institution, I disagree ... that multiculturalism would not enhance the quality of education at Colgate. Rather, I see multiculturalism as one of the most powerful vehicles to intellectual diversity. This belief is not speculative, but based on historical evidence of American society as well as Colgate University itself. While the diversity initiative is focused on the racial demographics at Colgate, conservatives have shifted the focus to intellectual diversity, drawing a line to separate it from racial diversity. However, what is intellectual diversity? Is it simply the distinction...
  • Madonna calls for US troops to leave Iraq

    11/09/2004 11:56:13 AM PST · by ppaul · 153 replies · 3,539+ views
    Photo : AFP LONDON (AFP) - US pop star Madonna made a rare foray into politics, calling for her home country to withdraw its troops from Iraq during an interview with British radio."I just don't want American troops to be in Iraq, period," she said on BBC Radio."My feelings are 'can we just all get out?'," said the 46-year-old star, who lives mainly in London with British film director husband Guy Ritchie, who said she believes the US-led war will not help in the fight against terrorism.
  • At Harvard, a few of us stray from the "herd of independent minds"

    10/27/2004 8:03:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 589+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | 10/25/04 | RUTH R. WISSE
    At Harvard, a few of us stray from the "herd of independent minds." BY RUTH R. WISSE Monday, October 25, 2004 12:01 a.m. EDT Last spring, I was surprised by a call from a reporter at the Harvard Crimson asking me to comment on my contribution to the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign. His inquiry was prompted by the disparity he'd discovered in donations by Harvard faculty of about $150,000 for Kerry to about $8,000 for Bush. (The figures have since changed but not the percentages.) I could have filled the whole issue of his paper with reasons for supporting Bush over...
  • Bitter Political Tone Fueled By Entitlement Mentality

    07/29/2004 4:58:58 AM PDT · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 12 replies · 684+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Thursday, July 29, 2004 | George Will
    WASHINGTON — When John Kerry speaks tonight he may promise, again, to cut corporate taxes and increase the size of the military by 40,000 persons. Both ideas are sensible — and tactical. They are supposed to blunt Republican charges that he stands on one side of a vast ideological chasm separating the parties. Democrats make similar, and similarly silly, charges about this election as the hinge on which American and world history will turn. What is strange about politics today is not just that it is so passionate — particularly on the part of Democrats unhinged by their loathing of...
  • Central Connecticut Counterculture

    05/21/2004 4:21:45 PM PDT · by Palai · 5 replies · 280+ views
    Campus Report ^ | 5/21/04 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Jay Bergman of Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), I couldn’t help but wonder, what’s a nice guy like this doing teaching in a school like that? When he complained in a letter to the local newspaper about the lack of intellectual diversity at CCSU, he cited as an example the day-long forum on slavery reparations in the United States held by the African Studies Program (ASP). Dr. Bergman pointed out that the same department was entirely mute on the subject of the enslavement of Africans by Africans taking place to this...