Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Why Socialism Will Always Fail | Mises Wire

Why Socialism Will Always Fail | Mises Wire: "The paradox of "planning" is that it cannot plan, because of the absence of economic calculation. What is called a planned economy is no economy at all. It is just a system of groping about in the dark. There is no question of a rational choice of means for the best possible attainment of the ultimate ends sought. What is called conscious planning is precisely the elimination of conscious purposive action."

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Articles: Biology Makes a Woman, Not Clothing or a Bathroom

From the article: 
A real woman will do things for children that no delusional man playing "woman" can ever do. A real woman can love, nurture, feed, take care of, and think a certain way that no male can ever understand. Transgenderism is attempting to destroy true motherhood/womanhood, and the left is assisting.

It isn't nice to fool with Mother Nature.  Biology rules.  My basic understanding is that transgenderism is largely a learned behavior.  There may be a very few who are actually born that way.  Most of the rest of that population is taught to act that way.  Somehow, they get confusing signals from other people's behaviors about what it means to be a male or a female.  It is learned behavior - not biological.  While I have empathy for those who are confused and I think the should be treated kindly and with appropriate help, they do not get to change gender roles and assume a different role in society.  Sorry, biology rules.

Austria’s Heir Apparent: Only 20% of Migrants Are ‘Real Refugees’

From the article: 
Hofer has said that Austria must defend itself from an "EU debt and liability union," while criticizing the unfettered entry of waves of "economic refugees" who "destroy the social system."

Another voice raised against the European "consensus" that supports the EU and the influx of immigrants.  Turn that stat around.  80% of migrants are not real refugees.

I Didn’t Believe Feminists Until The Trans Lobby Attacked Me

From the article: 
Feminists. That entitled group of navel-gazing, man-bashing, bra-burning, Hillary-loving whiners. You know—the kind who tweet their abortions and construct displays of 4,500 dye-soaked sanitary napkins and call it art. The kind that rejects all the things I love most about being female.

A young feminist comes to grips with reality and common sense.  Sometimes this happens.  There is still hope that we are not circling the drain.

Fort Cognitive Dissonance – The US Army’s New Home | US Defense Watch

From the article: 
The Army has become one gigantic dysfunctional family, and like a dysfunctional family it can't see the problems that are destroying it. In fact, a vast majority of the officers and senior NCO's in the Army won't acknowledge that they have a problem; a core symptom of cognitive dissonance.
There is one group that can clearly see that the Army has a myriad of problems; that one group is our nation's veterans. Yet, many leaders in the lean green machine won't listen to advice or criticism from vets of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, the Gulf War, Vietnam, Korea and WWII.
I've been told repeatedly by active duty people; stop criticizing the Army, everything is going well. Really, it is?

Really it is?  Good question.  Is the Army the canary in the coal mine?  A symptom of the disease?  Is the fabric of our society eroding?  

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Note to Conservatives Who Are Secular - The Dennis Prager Show

From the article: 
President John Adams warned: "Because we have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion … our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." Do secular conservatives think he was right or wrong?
The problem is not that most leading conservative thinkers are secular; it is that they don't seem to understand that a godless and Judeo-Christian-free America means the end of America, just as a godless and Judeo-Christian-free Europe has meant the end of Europe.

The biggest threat to mankind is not global warming.  The bigger threat is a loss of the sense of God.

ISIS internal docs show struggle to retain fighters, cut costs - CNN

ISIS internal docs show struggle to retain fighters, cut costs - CNN

Budget problems just like the US military.  I wonder why it took us so long to apply pressure.

Next Big Future: New Exoskeleton is less than half the price and weight of competition

From the article: 
The Phoenix exoskeleton is the world's lightest and most advanced exoskeleton designed to help people with mobility disorders to be upright and mobile. In the clinic, at home, and in the workplace Phoenix has successfully enabled many individuals to stand up, walk about, and speak to peers eye-to-eye. 
> The MAX system is designed to provide a flexible exoskeleton solution that can be adapted for a variety of different workplace tasks. The result is a versatile system that can allow workers to complete shoulder, low back, and leg intensive tasks with reduced injury risk while remaining comfortable enough to wear all day.

Good news for persons with disabilites and wounded warriors.  Also, a second system designed to enhance the work productivity of the human body.  Very cool stuff.

Famous Feminist: While We're 'Navel-Gazing' About Gender Identity, 'ISIS Is Beheading People' | Daily Wire

From the article:
In an interview with Spiked Online, radical feminist Camille Paglia unloaded both barrels on the Left's "self-absoprtion" with gender identity, saying all the "hyper-self-consciousness about 'Who am I? Where exactly am I on the gender spectrum?' is mere navel-gazing, while in the Middle East, ISIS is beheading people."

Camille Paglia speaks the truth.  One of a very few feminists I thinks makes sense.

Monday, April 25, 2016

A Superior Vision | Capitalism Magazine

The immorality associated with violation of the principle of self-ownership lies at the root of problems that could lead to our doom as a great nation.

What do you think of this?  Walter Williams is a Libertarian.  I have been reading him for years and have learned a great deal from him.  This kind of thinking makes a lot of sense to me.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

"The mayor is going down!" - Newmark's Door

"The mayor is going down!" - Newmark's Door: "To paraphrase Instapundit: Why are Liberal-run areas such cesspools of corruption?"
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Outraged Bill Moyers Exposes The System For What It Is | The Bulletin

This is a quick video by Bill Moyers.  Typically I don't not agree with him, but this is quite good and I have only a few minor quibbles.  He identifies the "users" who now run our country and points out it is unlikely we can fix this from within.  

The system he describes is one where the government has too much power and big business buys access to this power.  This is called Crony Capitalism and is a perversion of Capitalism.  Some want to rail against Capitalism as the culprit, but true Capitalism is not the problem, Crony Capitalism is.  

Friday, April 22, 2016

Illinois has 7,499 teachers getting a $100,000+ PENSION, No wonder the state is crumbling –

Illinois has 7,499 teachers getting a $100,000+ PENSION, No wonder the state is crumbling – "My family is full of teachers. I respect teachers. I value what they do. But let’s get real here. This – as my old buddy might say – is “a straight up jack move” from the unions. This is theft from the taxpayers. Sorry. I know your union “negotiated” the pensions with politicians which got money from your union but it is just stealing with the veneer of bureaucratic legitimacy. You know it. We know it.


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