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  • On Appeasing Envy

    09/19/2017 10:51:16 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 5 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 07/30/2013 | Henry Hazlitt
    "Any attempt to equalize wealth or income by forced redistribution must only tend to destroy wealth and income. Historically the best the would-be equalizers have ever succeeded in doing is to equalize downward. This has even been caustically described as their intention. “Your levellers,” said Samuel Johnson in the mid-eighteenth century, “wish to level down as far as themselves; but they cannot bear levelling up to themselves.” And in our own day we find even an eminent liberal like the late Mr. Justice Holmes writing: “I have no respect for the passion for equality, which seems to me merely idealizing...
  • Your kids want a tattoo or piercing? Here’s what pediatricians recommend

    09/18/2017 7:17:39 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 105 replies
    That afternoon in late spring, her daughter finally got the jeweled belly button ring she had been asking for, and Breuner got a reminder that her little girl was growing up. Breuner felt a swell of emotion, she said. ... “I’m not saying everybody should do that,” she added, “but at least for me, my sense of this whole world is that it’s changing right in front of us, and we can either have our eyes open and be supportive and help our children make informed decisions when they’re young adults, or ignore it and hope it goes away.” ......
  • University President Apologizes For Hosting Black Students In Home With Cotton Decoration (PIC!)

    A university president in Tennessee apologized Friday for hosting black students in his home, which displayed a cotton decoration. Randy Lowry, president of Lipscomb University, apologized for showing centerpieces bearing cotton stalks while hosting black students at his home in an email sent to the school Friday and posted on Facebook. “The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” said Lowry. “I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and solicit your forgiveness.” The president reported that multiple students confided in him about the cotton decoration displayed during...
  • Cultural Innovation District To Bloom Below Interstate 10

    09/14/2017 8:14:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    progrss ^ | September 10, 2017 | progrss Newsroom
    People in New Orleans, Louisiana, have been voicing their discontent about the intrusion of the Interstate 10, or I-10, Freeway in their lives ever since it was completed in 1990. After years of debating and studying, they are ready to repair the damage it has caused with what they are calling a Cultural Innovation District. The community will not remove the Interstate since the city cannot afford it, and in the end, the cost of removing it wouldn’t measure up to its value, according to studies conducted. As a result, the city and designers decided to meet halfway and resurrect...
  • Millennial Chick Can't Stop Having Sex with Trump Supporters

    09/09/2017 11:35:43 AM PDT · by grundle · 68 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | September 8, 2017 | Megan Fox
    Let me explain, dear millennials, why this is happening to you. This is what you've been told you should want. But this is what you actually want.
  • Hurricane Irma: 800 tractor trailers part of massive FEMA staging point in Alabama

    09/12/2017 9:19:20 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 14 replies
    AL.com ^ | Sept 8, 2017 | AL.com
    As many as 800 tractor trailers loaded with relief supplies are at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery waiting to be deployed to Florida and Georgia as the areas brace for Hurricane Irma. Col. Eric K. Shafa, Commander of the 42nd Air Base Wing at Maxwell, said the installation is serving as staging area for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Tractor trailers began rolling into Maxwell yesterday and will be deployed, if needed, after the storm. The trucks contain supplies such as water, food, generators and cots.
  • Poking the Beehive

    09/08/2017 9:15:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2017 | Mona Charen
    Professor Amy Wax of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law has poked a stick into a beehive. Tenure is liberating that way. In an op-ed for Philly.com, she argued, with Larry Alexander, a law professor at the University of San Diego, that the decline of "bourgeois values" since the 1950s has contributed to a host of social ills. Male labor-force participation rates are down to Depression-era levels. Opioid abuse is epidemic. Half of all children are born to single mothers, and many college students lack basic skills. This is right out of the Charen hymnbook. Behavioral standards that were...
  • Why Conservatives Should Watch More MTV

    09/06/2017 4:47:01 PM PDT · by SonofCuchulainn · 26 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | Friday, September 1, 2017 | James P. Freeman
    Twenty-five years ago, when MTV played mostly videos, defeated presidential candidate Patrick J. Buchanan delivered his “Culture War” speech before the Republican National Convention on August 17 at the Houston Astrodome, where he feared for the “soul of America.” Twenty-five years later, when conservatives have ceded all control of the culture war to the Left, MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs, itself a bizarre oxymoron for an outlet that plays no videos) is now a forum about politics and the course of the country. Conservatives should watch more MTV. Take heed Buchanan’s observations. And fight back. ...
  • China Says President Trump Being “Unfair” as Australia Joins-In Calling Out Beijing…

    09/04/2017 3:03:38 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 13 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | Sept. 4, 2017 | Sundance
    As anticipated China responds to President Trump calling out the continuing enabling of their proxy province North Korea. Beijing cites the possible trade leverage decision by the U.S. as “unfair”. https://apnews.com/e9b5f29eaf424094a13382034bfc2d7c/China-says-Trump%27s-trade-threat-over-N.-Korea-%27unacceptable?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP
  • Indian man's parents fly to Florida to beat son's wife for being 'disobedient,' police say

    09/04/2017 12:41:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 4, 2017
    Florida police rescued an Indian woman Saturday who was beaten by her husband and his parents who traveled from India to help assist him with the assault. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Silky Gaind, 33, called her parents in India to tell them of the abuse. They then called the authorities. Police said Gaind was being held in the Riverview home by her husband Devbir Kalsi, 33, and his parents Jasbir, 67, and Bhupinder Kalsi, 61, who traveled from India to help their son “counsel and discipline his wife for being disobedient” after he asked for their assistance, according...
  • Myths of dominance - China did not ever enjoy military or cultural supremacy in Asia

    09/03/2017 2:01:57 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    The Telegraph, India ^ | August 30, 2017 | Kanwal Sibal
    Caption -- Borobudur: hardly Chinese The author is former foreign secretary of India sibalkanwal@gmail.com The West has built a lot of myths about China which others, including in India, have accepted without challenge. That China was for centuries the dominant power in Asia and is now on the way to recovering that lost status is one such myth. This historical distortion is serving to legitimize China's hegemonic ambitions, as if China has the right to recover its natural position in Asia and any resistance amounts to denying the Chinese their due. This explains why even when China is aggressive...
  • A Clash of Cultures: The Bourgeois vs. the Burning Man

    09/03/2017 7:05:31 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 4 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 9/2/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    It seems that University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax—who took her own turn melting the snowflakes at Middlebury College a few years ago —again has liberals in a lather. On August 9 of this year, professor Wax, along with law professor Larry Alexander—currently the Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego—penned an Op-Ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer lamenting the breakdown of our nation’s “bourgeois culture.” ... To further liberal angst, in a follow-up interview with the Daily Pennsylvanian the day after her Op-Ed ran, professor Wax doubled-down in her defense of the bourgeois culture. Declaring...
  • For the Culture to Be Healthy the Church Must Be the Church

    10/21/2016 8:49:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-20-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    For the Culture to Be Healthy the Church Must Be the Church Msgr. Charles Pope • October 20, 2016 • This week I have been writing about the problems of our culture. Today I continue in that vein with a short reflection on the Church’s role, based on the animated short below. For indeed, the darkness and dysfunction of our times cannot be simply blamed on the world, the Church, too, bears a large share of the responsibility.The video features a woman in a clock tower; it is she who keeps the clock running. As the video progresses, we...
  • What the Stages of Starvation Have to Teach Us About the Decline of Our Culture

    10/17/2016 3:28:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-16-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What the Stages of Starvation Have to Teach Us About the Decline of Our Culture Msgr. Charles Pope • October 16, 2016 • In a post from last week on The Eight Stages of the Rise and Fall of Civilizations we pondered some categories from the world of anthropology and sociology to try to gain perspective rapid on the current cultural collapse. Today’s post continues in that same vein and applies the stages of starvation to the current times. Ours is not a physical starvation; it is a spiritual one. But the stages of physical starvation comport eerily closely...
  • EPIC Battle – NAFTA Round Two Begins in Mexico NAFTA

    09/01/2017 4:49:20 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 3 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | Sept. 1, 2017 | Sundance
    No current events have as much impact on the lives of ordinary paycheck-to-paycheck Americans as the NAFTA trade negotiations. Every person in the U.S., our children and the lives of following generations, are impacted by the ongoing economic battle. The consequences are epic in proportion, yet the MSM insufferably avoids discussion.
  • How ‘Doxxing’ Became a Mainstream Tool in the Culture Wars

    08/30/2017 3:44:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 30, 2017 | Nellie Bowles
    Riding a motorized pony and strumming a cigar box ukulele, Dana Cory led a singalong to the tune of “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.” “You’re a Nazi and you’re fired, it’s your fault,” she sang. “You were spotted in a mob, now you lost your freaking job. You’re a Nazi and you’re fired, it’s your fault.” “All together now!” Ms. Cory, 48, shouted to a cheering crowd in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood on Saturday. They were protesting a rally planned by far-right organizers about a mile away. “Dox a Nazi all day, every day,” she...
  • How American Anarchy Parallels China's Cultural Revolution

    08/24/2017 7:06:45 AM PDT · by beejaa · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 23, 2017 | Helen Raleigh
    I’ve been avoiding the news lately because it pains me to see my beloved country so divided, with people so bitterly angry at each other. All the shouting, violence, and destruction of historical monuments have only brought up a feeling of déjŕ vu. America is clearly undergoing a Cultural Revolution that is eerily similar to Mao’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution which took place in China in the 1960s. Maybe Karl Marx was right after all when he declared that “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” Both Movements Started On Campuses, And Spread...
  • Donald Trump slams removal of historic statues as Confederate figures come down

    08/17/2017 2:49:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 17, 2017 | Aubrey Allegretti, Political Reporter
    The US President predicts that monuments to George Washington could come down next - a claim historians say is "ridiculous". Donald Trump has said US history and culture is being "ripped apart" by the removal of statues. The President, whose intervention follows the planned removal of a Confederate monument in Charlottesville that sparked a violent far-right rally, said such actions were "foolish". He wrote on Twitter: "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. "You can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert...
  • Reagan’s Final Solution to His Bitburg Visit:

    08/17/2017 1:02:12 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 17 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | May 1, 1985 | Jewish Telegraphic Agency
    Declaring that “the final word has been spoken as far as I am concerned,” President Reagan defended his planned visit Sunday to the German military cemetery at Bitburg, telling foreign reporters yesterday that “I think it is morally right to do what I am doing and I am not going to change my mind about that.” Vice President George Bush, meanwhile, who has refrained from public statements on the Bitburg controversy, told a United States Chamber of Commerce meeting in Washington yesterday that “Ronald Reagan has not changed on his abhorrence of the Holocaust — he never will. But the...
  • The Curse Of Identity Politics

    08/16/2017 10:12:56 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 08/13/2017 | Rod Dreher
    Charlottesville is the kind of America that identity politics is calling into being. It’s time for straight talk about that. On the Right, the story is fairly straightforward. Neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and their ilk have to be condemned in no uncertain terms, and marginalized. The president’s coy rhetoric, dancing around these people for fear of alienating them, has to end. (I don’t expect it to end, but others on the Right need to speak up to condemn him.) It is not enough for conservative politicians and thought leaders to condemn these incidents. In their rhetoric, they need to start criticizing...