User Profile: HonorTheOath

HonorTheOath

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  • [1] May 15, 2015 at 7:20am

    Rereading . . . Nope . . . Still don’t see where the poster said capitalism and the free market are the same.

    Capitalism and free markets SHOULD go hand in hand; for sure. Socialism and free markets don’t seem very compatible.

    But yes, so as to not confuse people who have difficulty reading, the preferred “Free Market Capitalism” should be used.

  • [2] May 15, 2015 at 7:16am

    Blinky don’t know where you got that opinion- astrophysicists are ROTFLTAO because solar output matches the temp changes at a much higher correlation coefficient than CO2 . . .

    And has the added benefit of the cause preceding the effect, instead of CO2 which actually changes AFTER the temps change.

  • [1] May 15, 2015 at 7:05am

    The unreported story is how complicit the university was in this scheme. Betcha a university employee or two was in on it.

  • [1] May 15, 2015 at 7:03am

    Some day soon (we can only hope) Mata Hari will want a job and a family. Her actions will haunt her for eternity.

    At least the sorry SOB who fell for this honey trap finally realized just how lame and pitiful he was.

    The people of Missouri are the biggest losers here.

  • [5] May 15, 2015 at 6:56am

    We have lost a generation or two of young men. It ‘s going to get much, much worse before it gets better. Nonsense about average pay is part of the problem.

    OBTW, equal pay for equal work has been the law of the land for 50 years. Every once in a while pay discrimination happens, is caught, and the perpetrator is punished.

    Oddly enough, it doesn’t really allow for men to sue for being paid less (which is much more prevalent than the opposite).

    Under the current administrtion, a woman doesn’t even have to prove she was paid less than a man doing the same job. She only has to demonstrate a “statistical disparity” which is, by definition, an anomaly not founded in fact.

  • [3] May 15, 2015 at 6:50am

    Get the actual data from the BLS. Assemble a seminar of doctoral students. Have them calulate the population average: yes, women earn $.77 per dollar a man makes ON THE AVERAGE. Next, have them account for the occupation: women now earn $.85 per dollar IN THE SAME CAREER FIELD. Next, have them account for specific job/position: women now earn $.96 per dollar FOR THE SAME JOB.

    At this point the little darlings are getting scared. Deliver the coups de grace:

    Now have them account for all of the above plus training and education: women now earn $1.02 per dollar a man makes WITH THE SAME EDUCATION AND TRAINING.

    Then I drop the hammer. Have them now also include time on the job/experience: women are now paid a premium of $1.06 WITH THE SAME EXPERIENCE.

    Thanks, affirmative action. In my occupational specialty (university research professor) women are paid about 112% percent of what a man makes doing the same job. Women are given preference in hiring; so of course you have to pay them more to fill your quotas.

    Hindustani women are losing about $11,000 a year in salary because of their HR classification. They are pissed when they learn about it. Welcome to Amerika.

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  • [1] May 5, 2015 at 7:45am

    Teleprompter fail. Probably autocorrect.

    ” . . . Life choices . . . ” was the correct phrasing.

  • [3] May 5, 2015 at 7:43am

    America’s Palestine.

    Take a couple of generations fed nothing but racist hatred and scary stories of “the other” who is blamed for everything bad that happens (regardless of stupid personal choices). Add the random vagaries of life (**** happens) and you are now programmed to blame the “white devil” for everything from a cloudy day to a losing lottery ticket.

    Works like a charm in any situation. If someone believes they are “oppressed” then everything they don’t like is “oppression.”

    The LGBTQEIEIO crowd, women (!), radical environmentalists, latinos, “persons of color,” whatever.

    Identity politics is poison. DDT upon the human soul.

  • [7] May 5, 2015 at 7:30am

    Character matters.

  • [28] May 5, 2015 at 7:16am

    A much more insightful project would be to compare the tiny amount of fact-based liberal beliefs to the overwhelming universe of total BS liberal beliefs.

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  • [3] May 4, 2015 at 7:41am

    And Google just purchased the 4.5 billion dollar contract for developing SkyNet (unconstitutional and illegal scandal #15 for the POSOTUS).

    What could possibly go wrong?

  • [1] April 30, 2015 at 2:24pm

    I have taught doctoral seminars in methodology for a decade or so. I show them the difference between “science” and “advocacy” using examples from “popular culture.” The unofficial title of the class is “True Lies” aptly enough. The last time I did the pay-gap expose the numbers worked out like this: Totally meaningless average women-average men ($0.77), same occupational code women-men ($0.87), same OC and education/training/certification women-men ($0.94), same OC EdCert and position women-men ($1.01), and finally for the same exact position with the same training and certification AND (drumroll please) the same experience and time on the job women earn $1.08 what a com,parable man makes for the same work. Assuming they are both performing at the same level of course. Oddly enough, men are not allowed to sue for pay discrimination while women are encouraged . . . the best law schools in the country are salivating to represent a real women who has been discriminated against. Men? We just cowboy up and take it. Hey, to a lot of young men today, internet porn from your (divorced) mom’s basement at age 45 is starting to look like a pretty good career choice.

  • [1] April 22, 2015 at 1:34pm

    What are you, 12 years old? An atheist complaining that “nobody I know would complain about people of faith” is very much akin to a white man claiming “nobody I know is a racist.”

    Yeah, right.

  • [3] April 22, 2015 at 1:25pm

    Interesting; I have always wondered about employees or customers injured during a violent attack at a “No Guns Allowed” location. Seems to me that taking away an employees or customers ability to protect themselves just created a “bailment” situation.

    Why do we not hear about lawsuits from victims of violence in “Gun Free Zones?”

    Why are the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook, Columbine, etc. shootings not allowed to sue the organizations that failed in their duty to protect them?

    Do they all “settle” to prevent the issue being heard in court?

  • [5] April 22, 2015 at 1:18pm

    Ummmm . . . she WAS “The Manager” responsible for moving the cash. She didn’t. She got fired. I’ve been fired for much less. Not while pregnant or robbing my employer, but whatever.

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  • [4] April 22, 2015 at 12:56pm

    The other day a colleague made a comment about how the last actual President of the United States (RWR) was evil because he let Ollie North conduct an operation to support anti-communist rebels on our doorstep. I was amazed; not because he made that comment- we are college professors after all- but I was amazed that just about every professor within earshot actually laughed out loud. The guy trying to unionize the faculty actually told the other guy to STFU he was making liberals sound stupid. I think that he (like many greedy, jealous, pro-union bullies) have finally realized that the implementation of all their great theories is actually not a good strategy to follow if you want people to believe in your cause. Yeah, reality can be damned inconvenient if you’re a liar and a cheat . . .

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  • [1] April 22, 2015 at 12:36pm

    An adult female stops walking (“paralyzed from the waist down”) and 11 days later starts walking again. The family does not comment beyond posting a YouTube video. Waiting for Paul Harvey to chime in . . . “with the rest of the story!”

  • [17] April 21, 2015 at 11:47am

    Real science places very high “bars” of evidence that must be met before a “theory” is considered “valid.” This is not “rocket science” at all; it’s common sense. Basic stuff like “Are you really measuring what you think you are measuring” for EVERY CONSTRUCT in your theory. Oh By The Way- what exactly IS the definition of “the temperature of the earth?” How do we measure it? What are the problems with using “proxy” measures (like tree ring width as a substitute for temperature; any guesses as to why tree rings might respond to either temperature OR CO2 levels? Hmmmm.). There are very serious “instrumentation error” questions about how we claim to be “measuring” the “temperature of the earth.” Confirmation Bias/Socially Desirable Responding is a demonstrated FACT (accounts for a 1/2 degree celsius temp rise immediately in the wake of all the media attention . . . hmmmm . . . ). How are we measuring/estimating CO2 levels? Today vs. a million years ago?

    Don’t even need to get sophisticated like “The cause must happen BEFORE the effect” requirements for real science. Take a look at the CO2 curve and then overlay the “temperature of the earth” over it. Jeeze Louise in order to believe in Global Warming we must believe that the cause can happen AFTER what it causes . . . ?!?!

    There is a reason why the reputation of scientists (and science in general) is plummeting. We earned it. My colleagues who presstitute themselves to the MSM in order to generate “buzz” . . .

  • April 7, 2015 at 2:43pm

    Bravo. A particularly insipid, content free contribution. One for the scrapbooks! One more logical fallacy to go and you win the set . . .

  • [2] April 7, 2015 at 2:08pm

    The North Korea scenario applies. The Clintons had a conundrum: How do we sell nuclear secrets and technology to the communists in a way that the money goes straight into our personal bank accounts?

    They pulled that one off with flying colors. Had to get Loral Aerospace and some other fellow travelers to cooperate, and the money had to be laundered through campaign contributions, but they pulled it off and never once worried about going to jail for it.

    Of course Obama is going to get away with doing the same thing. Who’s to stop him?

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