Walter Williams explains why American youth are so dumb. Basically you can thank the liberals who took over our public education system and changed learning into indoctrination. Unless they are studying hard sciences, they learn very little beyond how horrible America is, how racist/homophobic/sexist Americans are, and that climate change deniers are Hitlers in training.
They learn nothing about logic or reasoning, which is why it’s so easy to brainwash them. Years of having their self-esteem pumped up, without justification, has made them believe they are smart and wise and actually know something. They don’t really know anything, except they would surely collapse without their smart phones to organize their narrow lives. They are uneducated, they don’t know how to learn, and yet they think they are qualified to lead us. Not on my watch.
As proof, listen to the youth deploring the “tone” of this election — easy to do if you know nothing of history.
If I felt like hiking, these are certainly some of the places I would consider doing it in. You will see some gorgeous fall foliage, as well as some very interesting natural formations, though for my money the trail at Watkins Glen takes the top spot.
The dead zone in the Black Sea is an area at the bottom which is devoid of light and oxygen, which generally preserves whatever happens to land there. The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project has been scouring the bottom and has located a batch of more than 40 ancient shipwrecks from the Ottoman and Byzantine periods.
The photos are fascinating, and we will undoubtedly learn a great deal, both culturally and archaeologically, from the discovery. When I was a child, I thought being an archaeologist would be the neatest job in the world. I’m not sure I was wrong about that.
In this insane election season, a cult of quiet sounds extremely attractive, doesn’t it? I won’t be going to see the documentary film “In Pursuit of Silence”, but it’s a rather appealing notion to me because of all the political noise.
For me, if I’m around people, I expect some level of noise. People interact, they react, they move, they speak. The prospect of sitting in a room full of people in total silence bores me to death. When I want peace and quiet, I go sit outside on my back porch with my dog and a cup of coffee. I’ll hear birds and the occasional dog barking or a vehicle passing, and wind rustling through the trees, but that’s it. That’s enough for me.
Has New York City found the solution to its huge rat population? The NYC Feral Cat Initiative traps wild cat colonies which have become a nuisance or been threatened by construction, then vaccinates them. The goal is to return them to their home territory, but some end up in areas overrun by rats, where they prove uniquely useful.
The Humane Society of New York and the ASPCA spays or neuters them free of charge, and the locations they inhabit feed them and keep an eye out for them. Since the feral feline population is estimated to be half a million, it’s a way to care for the cats while helping to control the rodents.
Anywhere you have people, you have garbage, and you will have rats and mice. Too many New Yorkers just toss things on the ground, and sadly some of the immigrant population come from cultures where that is simply normal behavior because municipal garbage collection is unknown.
German astronomer Heinrich Olbers famously pondered the “dark sky paradox” two centuries ago, and suggested that hydrogen gas was blocking us from seeing all the stars at night.
His theory was dismissed, but thanks to the Hubble Telescope, we know know there are enough stars to fill the night sky, as Olbers thought, and it appears the German may have been correct about why we couldn’t see them.