Archive for November 2016
Once again I should remind you that consensus is NOT science. The more fervently you hear someone say “consensus says” the more you can be sure that no actual, provable, repeatable, evidence-based science stands behind the claim. The entire rationale for climate science is based on consensus and outright lies so atrocious they can’t even qualify as junk science.
The crime magazine, True Ink, is releasing a treasure trove of FBI documents on the yet-unsolved case of D. B. Cooper. The FBI has officially closed the case after 45 years, but the magazine is inviting its readers to peruse the documents to see if they can spot something law enforcement missed. Even if you don’t imagine you can solve the enduring mystery, the files should make for fascinating reading. I’ll probably get around to them myself in the near future.
Can you look at these sets of photos and determine which person is a criminal? Can you do it as well as an A.I. machine, or is artificial intelligence better at such a task than human intelligence?
If it makes you feel better, I would have done MUCH worse if I had not accidentally stumbled onto essentially what A.I. does, and if I had not recognized a few of the “good” people..
European Union President Claude Juncker is telling EU members not to hold referendums because he fears a wave of exit approvals. How can he simultaneously say that “the existence of the EU is not in doubt”? To him the weakness of the EU is due to a “lack of love” rather than because of the actions of Brussels.
Doesn’t this rather remind you of U.S. Democrats bleating that their message was to blame for their losses, not their failed policies?
Ana Qintana called it correctly in this piece. Few of you will hvae learned anything true or useful about the Castro brothers during your stint in public education, so here’s a short primer to bring you up to speed on this monster. You certainly won’t hear any of this from mainstream media, which still adores him, and drools over him, even calling him the George Washington of his country, which shows you how completely insane the Left is in its mourning of Fidel’s death, as typified by Green candidate Jill Stein’s pronouncement and Jesse Jackson’s tweet.
Obama continued in this sad vein — just compare his pathetic statement with the one from Trump. His Oneness is being roundly criticized, as is Canada’s newly minted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his own statement, even though he won’t attend the funeral. The Left doesn’t care that Fidel destroyed his own family, or that he routinely targeted the protected classes it loves so much. Hollywood helped normalize Fidel, so perhaps there will be a special spot reserved for them in the same hot place Fidel is headed. One could expect the Pope to pray for his blackened, evil soul, but the mourners have made no mention of the hell Fidel unleashed on Cubans, or how he lived a life of excess while his people starved. Not a word on the false promises he offered as a revolutionary, or that he wanted a nuclear war. The Left will never acknowledge that socialism and communism are cancers which destroy everything they touch. How can they ignore Fidel’s comments over the years? Merely because Fidel’s lies were so beautiful in their appeal to the morally corrupt? This is the Castro they imagine, not the real murderous thug who slaughtered so many.
The celebration in the streets of Miami were a far more appropriate reaction, as was restaurants’ creation of drinks in honor of the occasion. Some have expressed hope for Cuba, but only a dictator is dead, not the dictatorship, so it will be a long time before the true extent of the regime’s crimes are told. Some lost their enchantment with the Castros and Che Guevara long ago, and those who knew the truth never suffered any, but we have an entire new generation of youth and agitator groups who know nothing of the reality of revolutionaries, so we can not lower our guard.
Since His Oneness appears to have conveniently forgotten this lovely photo, I suppose the only thing left to ponder is whether Obama’s parting nose-thumb at America will be to attend the funeral of the monster, or whether he will dispatch the ever-clueless Secretary of State, John Kerry.
Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test? I could, having missed only one question. From what I’ve seen, 99% of U.S. students would flunk miserably. I suspect a horrifying number of Congress critters would fail as well.
The delicate little snowflake students of Columbia University are horrified to discover that hawks eat pigeons. Did they imagine hawks flew past a drive-in window to pick up an order, or waited for some environmentally correct student to toss out mice for them? How will these pitiful humanoids survive their entry into the real world?