• Pragerisms

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    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Science and Capitalism Dancing Together……

The science behind capitalism

By John Conlin at American Thinker:

 

“The economic system called capitalism has been described in many ways, but at its core, it is quite simply free people freely interacting with other free people.  Capitalism has transformed the world by producing more wealth than any other economic system in the history of civilization.

But how does it produce such wealth?  Some have said freedom is the magic potion – that left to their own devices, free people will outperform any other economic system.

That is true, but the ultimate reason is deeper and firmly based in science and fact.  In the past few decades, a great deal of research has been done on what is called swarm intelligence.  Swarm intelligence attempts to explain and understand the collective behavior of group animals.  Think of honeybees, schools of fish, herds of bison, flocks of birds, etc.

The intelligence of the swarm is a significant multiplier.  Rather than relying solely on individual intelligence, these groups create a collective intelligence that is orders of magnitudes beyond that of any individual member.

They do so without any leader, with no management of any sort, with no one “seeing the big picture.”  In fact, having no one in charge is a key ingredient to swarm intelligence.  This incredible increase in intelligence is driven by countless interactions among individual members, with each following simple rules of thumb and reacting to their local environment and those members around them.  That’s it.

Perhaps counterintuitively, if an individual member did attempt to become a leader, the group intelligence would drop precipitously.  And although it may be difficult to grasp, this self-organizing behavior has no cause and effect.  It simply is.

Think of the intelligence of one of the members of these swarms versus the intelligence of the group.  We are talking about not adding a few group I.Q. points, but rather increases in intelligence by orders of magnitude.

My hypothesis is this same process is the scientific basis for the success of capitalism, and in fact the success of the human race.  This swarm intelligence has always been at work, but with our highly developed communication skills and the ability to record and store knowledge our collective swarm intelligence is truly astounding.  Just like the honeybee, our swarm is orders of magnitude more intelligent than even the brightest among us.

And thus capitalism, which is just individual freedom as expressed in an economic system, is absolutely certain to “work.”  It is a scientific fact just as certain as gravity.  And just like the swarm, it does so with no leader, no management, and no one seeing the big picture – no cause and effect.  It just is.

And just like the swarm, when we attempt to place leaders in this process, the collective intelligence plummets.  This explains why governments and their activities are always going to be far stupider than free individuals going about their daily lives.  This isn’t a political statement, but a factual one.

Again, we aren’t talking about knocking off a couple group I.Q. points, but rather magnitudinal increases in stupidity.  This stupidity multiplier isn’t restricted to governments; it applies to all organizations, the larger the worse…..”  Please read on:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/03/the_science_behind_capitalism.html

Shame and Teachers’ Unions, TODAY AND YESTERDAY….

NEA’s 2016 Presidential Election Performance Was Even Worse Than We Thought

by Mike Antonucci  at INTERCEPTS:  A listening post monitoring public education and teachers’ unions:

“I’m told NEA is encouraging its activists not to look back at the 2016 elections and the union’s endorsement process because next time the candidates and situation will be different.

I can understand this thinking, because the last thing NEA wants is for its most active members and elected officers to evaluate the union’s campaign performance.

I’ve only just come across some detailed last-minute campaign strategy from last October and it illustrates just how big NEA’s failure was.

In addition to all the usual motivational efforts to get the membership-at-large to promote Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, NEA selected six battleground states for maximum effort – not only using teachers and union staff from those states, but deploying teachers and union staff from neighboring states.

The targeted states were Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Trump won four of those six states, but it is the margin of victory that really makes one question NEA’s strategy and effectiveness.

Clinton’s victories in Nevada and New Hampshire came by an average of 2.4 points and a combined total of 29,938 votes.

Trump’s victories in Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania came by an average of 5.5 points and a combined total of 811,762 votes.

It’s entirely possible that NEA is conducting secret evaluations of its political operations and I just don’t know about them. But everything I am seeing suggests the union is prepared to carry on as it always has. If so, it’s good news for Republicans, no matter what kind of nuttiness Trump gets up to.”

REMEMBERING PIECES OF YESTERDAY

(The above article was sent by my next door high school teacher colleague at Minneapolis Edison Senior High School, Mark Waldeland back in the 1960s.   He retired from  the field a few years ago.   On the other hand,  I was fired in 1971 officially for not filling a form out properly.    In truth, however, a leftist of the day, yet a decent man, Nathaniel Ober, an assistant superintendent of schools in Minneapolis, maneuvered my firing because I had aided a gal named, Gloria Pielow, at her request to organize a local school parents’ organization devoted to improving education and truth-telling by the School Administration.  Two of her sons were students of mine.

Gloria Pielow became an ideal star of the community, as it turned out….so fair, so bright, so polite, patient but firm ,  and yet so penetrating into the minds of others including school authorities, who had to listened to her expose  their cover-ups and lies.    The deceits of the school administration  became  exposed to the fresh air of Truth and the more morally gifted among the local public and the  City’s School Board.

One of her daughters was a student at one of the area’s civilized  junior high schools, to where nine black hoodlums had been  transferred by the school system’s central command from a black junior high school totally out of control on the other side of the Mississippi River.   Three of these new ‘lads’, already major trouble-makers in their own school,  brought guns with them.    In fact they were chosen by the school authorities to make the transfer from the troubled school to the untroubled one, specifically  because of their hooliganism.    It was the school administration’s  effort to try to restore order in the mostly black school from whence they came, as well as to  share racial troubles in a neighborhood of  very Roman Catholics, ie., very obedient white working class mothers and dads who respected ‘learnings’…..and a community  which included a number of native Americans and other groups of minorities .

During that Spring, the  School Administration sent a directive to all of the teachers at Edison requiring  us to fill out forms regarding how we spent our time away from school, during the season as well as during the Summer.

Although I taught competitive tennis voluntarily five days a week at one of the local neighborhood court complexes, I refused to fill out that part of the form than dealt with my private life.   (I was the school’s boy’s tennis team coach.  I was fired around the first of May.   Mark Waldeland replaced me at  that position….and didn’t let either the team or me down.  They remained winners.  )

I belonged to the Federation of Teachers those days.   It was destitute in countless ways, for it  had gone on strike and therefore in that time had broken state law.   I was a teacher-spokesman for our profession during the strike, explaining to the public the differences between Truth and the Administration’s lies and clumsiness.

I taught Russian and “Modern Problems” then….As financially troubled as the school system truly was, it at least lied for a good cause….to rise against and reduce rising black hooliganism, violence, and terror…in the years of our Lord 1971 and 1972 and……..and then came Black Lives Matter and the rest…..the following decades of the disappearance of  fatherhood in the Black American community caused by Democrat Lyndon Johnson’s laws associated with  Aid to Dependent Children, where more money was made available to mothers with children born out of wedlock, than those still married.

I went to high school 1948 -1952…a mixed race one in neighboring St. Paul….when divorce, fatherlessness,  and murder were  rarities throughout both of these communities, for both were practicing JudeoChristians then.

Racist, Leftist Marc Lamont Hill Can’t Cite Even One Example of Right Wing Rioters on Campuses!

from PJMedia:

CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill Can’t Name One Example of Right-Wing Rioters on Campuses

https://pjmedia.com/video/cnns-marc-lamont-hill-cant-name-one-example-of-right-wing-rioters-on-campuses/

Target Corporation in Trouble

…..and it isn’t limited to stock share problems.

I received the following  Louder with Crowder video from friend, Lisa Rich in California.

I confess, I admire the patience of the gal standing tall for foolishness established as corporate policy,    Target Corporation’s acceptance of its transgender  sex policy rules  regarding   their customer bathroom services…..or something like that.

Target’s problem solver  at least should receive a substantial bonus for her extraordinary politeness when responding to  the jerk calling in with  the complaint.

Yet, this phone call is indicative of the depth of politically  leftist  America’s foolishness of our day.

The girl’s  loyalty and politeness to duty prescribed at  Target Corporation is more than remarkable.  Perhaps  she should be rewarded by a promotion  join the  Target Corporation’s executive management staff.

The Fraud in “Climate Change”

THE FRAUD IN “CLIMATE CHANGE”…..

“Billions and billions of dollars throughout the world  have been wasted by world governments  over the past generation selling  the political leftwing anti-American  world of “Climate Change Science”….that 1) our globe’s Climate is changing…and we know that to be true, for it is always changing,  and that 2) Climate Change  IS life-threatening to the human and other animal (and plant) world….and we know that to be  true eventually,  for life on Earth exists on borrowed SUN time……but, there is a third clause caused by our Obamaling world of communist/socialist/feminist and racial fascism, a political one…..that our “Mother Earth” is heating up….AND  WHITE MAN has caused this  grave climate change threat to the human race and the nature of the plants and bunnies around us.   If he hadn’t invented all of these terrible things over the past six hundred years of his learnings, discoveries,  and inventions…… automobiles, air-conditioning and heating systems, marijuana, Hillary, submarines, tanks, rockets, and planes, suits and dresses, houses and sky scrapers, and that Titanic…..

Is it all a trillion dollar fraud?

The western, that is the guilt-ridden white world,  led by American politician, now professional  science hooker, the former  Vice President and noted Presidential loser, Democrat Al Gore, has led the charge to save world’s womankind by spending  white man’s   money  selling climate change through the United Nations over the past decade and two.  Yes, most likely if truth were allowed to be told.

Please read he following:

EDITORIALS

Is Global Warming Science Just A Fraud?

by Will Happer at  Investor’s Business Daily:

 

“Climate Change: We’re often told by advocates of climate change that the “science is settled.” But in fact, “science” itself is in a deep crisis over making claims it can’t back up, especially about climate.

As BBC News Science Correspondent Tom Feilden noted last week, “Science is facing a ‘reproducibility crisis’ where more than two-thirds of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, research suggests.” This isn’t just his journalistic opinion, but the conclusion of the University of Virginia’s Center for Open Science, which estimates that roughly 70% of all studies can’t be reproduced.

And this includes the field of climate change, by the way. It’s a disaster. Being able to reproduce others’ experiments or findings from models is at the very heart of science. Yet, radical climate change advocates would have us spend 2% of global GDP, or roughly $1.5 trillion a year, to forestall a minuscule amount of anticipated warming based on dubious modeling and experiments.

Meanwhile, the federal government spends literally billions of dollars a year on climate change, with virtually none of the money funding scientists who doubt the climate change threat. There is no serious debate. This is a problem for all of science.

Worse, our government’s own science fraud is a big problem. Dr. John Bates, a former top scientist at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, recently detailed how a government paper that called into question the 18-year “pause” in global warming was based on “experimental” data and politicized. That “paper” was used to justify President Obama’s signing of the Paris climate agreement.

Meanwhile, Georgia Institute of Technology climatologist Judith Curry recently retired, blaming the “CRAZINESS (her emphasis) in the field of climate science.”

Even so, mythical claims of a “consensus” among scientists about climate change continue in an effort to shut up critics. Those who dissent, and literally thousands of scientists and engineers do, are shouted down and harassed.

As Princeton University physicist Will Happer told the left-wing British newspaper the Guardian earlier this week: “There’s a whole area of climate so-called science that is really more like a cult. … It will potentially harm the image of all science.”

It’s time for some science Glasnost. New EPA Director Scott Pruitt has called for an open debate on climate science, rather than the name-calling and outright dishonesty of the past. Real science has nothing to fear from more openness and discussion, but everything to fear from more politicized dishonesty……”

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DONALD’S FIRST MONTH AS PRESIDENT OF THESE UNITED STATES……
and the following list of articles  is what these screwballs of today’s American  press have to offer.   They are all shook up……Oh, my!
Their vacuousness  has been challenged and, at last exposed.  They are being found bigots and brainless, yet possess enough yesterday’s breath of brainpower to stir concern.
Our Donald has exposed them all, left and right, by reminding us  who these  ‘pretenders’ of  selling newspaper and television “truth”  really are…..intellectual slobs of the intolerant, know nothing graduates of America’s  universities of arrogance.
It is likely the most championed of New York City’s exposed  screwballs  is this St. Louis Park, Minnesota Jewish guy, Thomas Friedman…..and he’s not even listed below.  St. Louis Park is the place where his kin banned things Mark Twain from school and libraries  for his “Huckleberry Finn”……because  Huck’s  best buddy’s name was,  “Nigger Jim”.
Thank God for the election of our magnificent, full blooded  American President, Donald J. Trump who dares to expose the rot in America caused by political hacks in the press, the states and Washington,  over the past generation….leading to and abetting the crimes  of the hate-America street and college savages from California to New York.    Please take your pick of paper below….it’s America before Trump:

Our Dennis Prager at His Best