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Ten Reasons We’re Against Unions: A Fisking

     As in most things, one can have a reasonable debate over issues. However, sometimes there is such idiocy, such as this pithy little cartoon regarding unions, that deserve… a fisking!      And on to the belittlement…      Union bosses do want to … Continue reading

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What’s Not Beyond The Pale Is Within It

     It has become increasingly popular to unperson individuals for wrongthink because merely holding dissenting beliefs puts one beyond the pale of social acceptability. The corollary to this, of course, is that if you set up that standard that what you … Continue reading

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Tech Overlords of Silicon Valley: Gay Frogs and the Silencing of Dissent

…or, whither free speech?      Less than a dozen tech companies have accumulated a de facto monopoly on communication and the ready exchange of information. Increasingly, more and more people, not only in tech, but in politics and elsewhere desire to … Continue reading

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News of the Week (August 12th, 2018)

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Quick Takes – Fragile Youth: Happy Badges; Pronoun Stickers; Triggering Textbooks

     Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.      The focus this time: Gotta protect those emotionally fragile feelings!      First, a little mood music: … Continue reading

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Queering Ecology

     The Eugene Lang College is offering a course on “Queer Ecologies“. The course summary is: “This course will address the interdisciplinary constellation of practices that aim, in different ways, to disrupt prevailing heterosexist discursive and institutional articulations of sexuality and … Continue reading

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9th Circuit Effectively Bans New Semi-Auto Handguns

     Recently, the California state Supreme Court ruled that an impossible to follow gun law, which required that all new guns be equipped with “stamping” technology that does not actually exist, must be followed because complying with it is impossible. Now … Continue reading

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Nicaraguan Violence & Venezuelan Breaking Points

     Demonstrating in Nicaragua that when the going gets tough for Communists, the Communists get tough on the people—with violence. Not only is Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega happily massacring dozens at a time, but he has gone so far as to … Continue reading

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News of the Week (August 5th, 2018)

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