First off yes, I have not been posting as often as I’d like but I did get my BFA application in so I have my fingers crossed. I do have some posts in the works, hopefully I’ll have time to get one or two up this week. In the meantime we have some catching up to do don’t we so let’s get cooking.
Item! The UK’s terrible plot to save children?
Item! “Something to think about. We should ever examine the “god” we worship. Is it the true God, or is it a distortion, a projection, a “demon,” indeed? The “God” we worship says a lot about us, about our own character. Can we at least get the character of God straight, or, would that mean we’d have to get our own character straight first?” – David Yeagley
Item! XKCD is, as always awesome.
Item! You don’t think that the government is out of control? They are raiding Amish farmers for selling milk, they are arresting kids for nothing and giving kidney transplants to illegals.
Item!Ron Paul VP rumblings? Personally I think that this is just another attempt to get him to shut up. Do you know how much power the VP has? – None.
Item! Again with the food stamps. -
“Unfortunately, however long the pedigree of repetition such defenses of the food stamp program (now called SNAP, for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) have, they simply reiterate the same basic misunderstandings when it comes to food consumption, nutrition, agriculture, and its effects on income and job creation.
The food stamp defense uses the magnitude of food stamp benefits to dramatically overstate the increase in food consumption. The reason is that food stamps are equivalent to cash for almost all recipients, because virtually everyone would purchase more food than their food stamp allotments, even if they were given cash. So, for the vast majority, food stamps simply replace money that would have been spent on food anyway, freeing that money to spend however they choose.
Other than higher administrative costs, the result is the same as giving them money.
Even for the few families for which food stamps might raise food expenditures compared to cash, their nutrition effects are misrepresented. Studies find little difference between the nutritional adequacy of the diets of low- and high-income families, so that the problem is vastly overstated. Added food spending also often fails to improve nutrition, as less nutritious but more convenient pre-prepared food is substituted for healthier home-prepared food. Further, obesity is a more common problem among low-income families today than lack of food. Therefore, trying to force recipients to consume more food than they would otherwise by giving food aid instead of cash would, to the extent it was successful, do little to improve nutrition, but would worsen obesity problems. That doesn’t seem very “essential” to Americans’ well-being.” – Gary Galles
Item! Again we need to do a clean sweep of not just the government but who is voting for the government.
Item! The hypocrisy of feminism. How much longer must we deal with this, when their idea of equality is nothing but Male discrimination?
Item! Is barter one of the few things that Humans universally share?
Item! Why do people not get the idea that gun laws only work on people who abide by the law?
Item! I never fail to be disturbed by the internet….
Item! This is the result of years of the media focusing on paedophiles and rapists. We now are willing to believe that any girl with her grandfather is in danger.
Item! I love British humour.
Item! Not only does this count as blasphemy in my book, I really don’t think it has done anything for these women.
Item! DBD gets it.
Item!Linux vs. Windows is like a buying a kit to build a car and buying a car off a lot.
Item! Like it or not video games are starting to become the way that we transmit our culture.
Item! This kid is, by definition, African-American.
Item! If not for Europeans America would not exist. Case in Point, a previously undocumented tribe has shown up in Peru, and they fired the first shot.
Item! Transhumanism is coming. I can already see the cracks forming between the haves and the have nots.
Item!Plus one for anti-illegal immigration.
Item! “Communism rots the body, but liberalism rots the soul.”
Item! And we still do foreign aid?
Item! This guy thought that he could compete with the greatest minds of the world’s two superpowers, with African villagers.
Item! “For policy purposes, a more appropriate index of segregation than dissimilarity is an index that describes the “exposure” of African Americans to the majority white population. By this measure, segregation is today greater than it was in 1940, and has remained mostly unchanged since 1950. As John Logan and Brian Stults of Brown University’s US2010 Project have shown, in 1940, the average black lived in a neighborhood that was 40 percent white. In 1950 it fell to 35 percent—where it remains today. This average, of course, aggregates data from many neighborhoods where blacks have virtually no exposure to whites, and others where integration is advanced. Nonetheless, by this measure there has been no progress in reducing segregation for the last 60 years.” – From this article.
Item!Can a Black man commit a “hate crime?”
Item! Where did this go?
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) – The Wave (1896)