What I have learned in this ordeal [i.e. his Two Minutes Hate] is that, in the Year 2011, there are certain questions that scientists may not ask, or, more accurately, for some questions, there are certain answers that scientists must a priori preclude from consideration. There are certain conclusions that scientists may not reach about some groups of people.
If you stop and think about this for a second, it means that “science” isn’t really science anymore. I’m pretty sure that means we’re fscked. More bad news here.
– AnomalyUK on Michael Lewis’s Obama propaganda:
If Lewis’s account is to be believed, the decision to take out the Libyan army on the road to Benghazi, thereby destroying the Libyan state and producing a revolutionary government, was made entirely on the basis of the humanitarian issue caused by the steps Gadaffi would be likely to take to regain control of Benghazi. The arguments made against decisively taking the rebel side in the civil war were purely based on the cost and the risk of tying up further US military resources. The question of who would take over Libya and what they would do afterwards doesn’t seem to have arisen; rather, “The ghosts of 800,000 Tutsis were in that room.” The mind boggles.
– Is the Chicago teachers’ strike really about HBD:
So what’s the sticking point? In exchange for the salary increase, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others are insisting that standardized test scores play some role in evaluating teachers and that school principals be given more power to run their schools the way they want to. Teachers say they don’t have enough control over their students’ socioeconomic situations to be judged on what they teach kids.
– Note to self: do not go to the Czech Republic.
– “And we white Americans? Are we the most pussified of all—the pussies of the world?”