Monthly Archives: June 2017

My Chat with Evolutionary Psychologist Pascal Boyer – Part I – The Saad Truth (Video)

Topics include the application of evolutionary psychology across a broad range of phenomena (e.g., OCD, religion) as well as reasons that it garners such animus. We conclude with a discussion of various strategies for pursuing a scientific career.

New England’s Hallowed Halls, Crumbling

The region’s colleges and universities are at the bottom when it comes to diversity of thought.

It is hard to think about New England without its colleges. Numerous schools in the region predate the founding of the United States, and many towns such as Middlebury are so intimately linked to their local school historically, culturally, and economically that it would be hard to think of New England without its politically progressive, prestigious institutions of higher education.

It is thus understandable that New Englanders may be upset over a new ranking series that places many New England schools at the bottom of a list.

The offending list is the Heterodox Academy’s new ranking of 200 schools created to measure how much viewpoint diversity one can expect to find on a particular campus. The assessment takes into account a number of factors pertaining to free speech and viewpoint diversity — including the Intercollegiate Studies Institute ratings of campus culture and whether or not the school has endorsed the Chicago Principles on free expression.

At a time when the diversity of ideas — and notably conservative thought — is diminishing on college campuses nationwide, this new classification of schools is important. It answers questions such as, Is the school a place where students are likely to encounter a variety of views on politically and socioeconomically controversial topics? And: Has the school created and fostered an environment where students who do not hold the dominant political viewpoint are afraid to speak up?


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Complete Classic Movie: Blood Father (2016)

Stars: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna. An ex-convict and his estranged daughter go on the run from her drug-dealing boyfriend and his vicious cartel. He must use his connections from his past life and his skills as an ex-criminal to keep him and his daughter alive.

Click here to watch Blood Father.

Workin Man: A Tribute to Merle Haggard

(1998) TNN Tribute to Merle Haggard featuring interviews with Haggard and many of his friends in country music.

Video: Douglas Murray on Tommy Robinson (and the Establishment)

Douglas Murray’s speciality is in intelligently pointing out the blindingly obvious to all the bone headed careerists within politics, academia and the media. If nothing else the inability of the established classes to deal with this issue has revealed how incapable and unremarkable they are.

Tina Cole Sings “Downtown” – My Three Sons

Trump vs The Swamp Creatures – Intellectual Froglegs (Video)

Liberalism is an ideological cockroach—and it will be back another day—but not today, heh heh heh. Just a few short years ago— I thought conservatism was dead, but now I am reminded what my mom (Louise Tutt Gorman) used to say “the sun don’t shine on the same dog’s ass every day.”

Once again… mamma was right. Ha ha…

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Two-In-Four: Six Fast Facts From Donald Trump’s First Immigration Report

Donald Trump told his deputies on March 6 to reveal government data about immigration which was largely hidden by former President Barack Obama.

Trump’s first quarterly report has now been posted by the Department of Homeland Security, and it contains a flood of jargon-tangled data.

But we’ll show you the six most important facts.

One-in-Four: Almost 600,000 legal immigrants got green cards in the six months from October 1 to the end of March. The precise number was 560,150, but that’s basically 1.1 million a year or almost 100,000 every month. That huge inflow means the nation is getting roughly one new green-card foreigner for every four American babies born during the same six-month period, or one immigrant for every four Americans who turned 18 during those six months. So the important number is one-in-four because the nation gets one new immigrant for every four Americans who turn 18.

One-in-five: Up to 214,000 temporary foreign workers arrived in the first quarter of Fiscal 2017, starting in October 2016, ending on Dec. 31. That’s basically 70,000 temporary workers per month, or 800,000 per year if the first-quarter numbers remain stable. For various reasons, the numbers are shaky, and we’ll have a better handle a year from today. But the important fact is that the quarterly inflow of roughly 200,000 temporary foreign workers adds up to one new temporary worker for every five young Americans who turn 18 during the same period. So, the important statistic here is one temporary foreign worker for every five new American workers.


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Jeff Bridges: ‘I’m Rooting for Trump to Do Well by Our Country’

“I’m rooting for him to do well by our country. I’m rooting for him as a human being to do the cool thing,” Bridges said.

Jeff Bridges played a president in “The Contender,” a political flick released nearly two decades ago in the wake of President Bill Clinton’s White House scandals.

But when it comes to critiquing the role of today’s real-life president, Bridges is a lot more laid back than some of his fellow celebrities. How would The Dude, the character he played in “The Big Lebowski,” handle things?

He likely wouldn’t be dangling a severed head in the likeness of President Donald Trump, as comedian Kathy Griffin came under fire for. Neither would The Dude joke about killing the president as Johnny Depp recently did. Griffin and Depp later apologized.

“Everybody has something different and unique to contribute to society and with different ways of doing it,” Bridges said in an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press, after taking part on a panel focused on child hunger at a meeting of the Western Governors Association in Whitefish, Montana.


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Rapper Explains Why She Despises America And The People Who Live Here

This is despicable.

Rapper Azealia Banks, 23, spoke frankly to Playboy Magazine about her problem with “fat white Americans,” and now, her comments have sparked controversy online.

Banks, a New York native, spoke candidly to Playboy about her dislike of America and her desire to move somewhere else.

“I hate everything about this country. Like, I hate fat white Americans,” Banks said. “All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist conservative white people who live on their farms.

“Those little teenage girls who work at Kmart and have a racist grandma – that’s really America,” Banks continued.

The rapper goes on to talk about race and how she believes that black people deserve more credit for building America.

“Black people need reparations for building this country, and we deserve way more f****** credit and respect,” Banks frankly stated.


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