Trump’s right to make Erdogan pay for hostage-taking
Relax, that's hyperbole. The little Turkish wannabe dictator needs to be reined in. If he wants to turn Turkey from a near first world nation back into a deeply third world nation so be it, but there is no reason to allow him to destroy or kill Americans in Turkey in the process.
Good luck Turks, with Erdogan at the helm, you are gonna need it!
The Coordinated 'War of Words' Against Trump
This is an Instant Replay of January 1943!
The Great Recession Never Ended for College Humanities
Sorry about the bad Noah joke.
"Humanities education in the U.S. is in free fall. And the decline probably shows that the nature of what American students want out of college education is changing — more young people are in it for the money.
University of Washington history professor Benjamin Schmidt recently wrote a long blog post in which he showed, very convincingly, that the number of American undergraduates majoring in the humanities has dropped in the last decade. Five years ago, Schmidt thought that it might be a temporary blip after the Great Recession. But now he has changed his mind:
The last five years have been brutal for almost every major in the humanities … there is, in the only meaningful sense of the word, a crisis … Rather than recover with the economy, [the] decline accelerated around 2011-2012."
Easy lesson not learned!!! The problem is not that the students are in it for the money. That is a given which only accelerated when the Academe decided that allowing in 75% of the high school graduating class every year was a good idea. The result of that foolishness was a large number of illiterate and innumerate people attending college. The problem was self-resolving, and about 60% of those people should have failed out during their first year leaving about 30% of the high school class to finish a college education.
The truth be told, only about the top 30% of the high school class can get anything out of a college education today. Perhaps with better K-12 education, those numbers could be higher but that is not the reality today.
Just to let Noah in on a dirty little secret, the problem was, and remains, that the universities want the money these students bring. The problem is not that students are in it for the money but that the universities are in it for the money.
The other problem is the humanities provide no value to the student, not monetary value or intrinsic value. It used to be that a solid education in the humanities or classics or Western Civilization was valuable because it taught profound, inherent truths, critical thinking, thoughtful analysis, logic, how to construct logical arguments, rhetoric and other useful skills. Today the humanities is a wasteland of indoctrination and simplistic rote repetition. This video shows the high order of intellectual skill and acumen achieved by these dolts:
So, they can chant, but neither they nor the leader cannot remember a few silly chants and the leader must constantly refer to her cell phone (her "brain" or what stands in for her brain).
What comical buffoons. Their minds are clean slates, so they regurgitate whatever nonsense is poured into them.
Is it any wonder there is no value in a humanities degree today? At the bottom of this heap of steaming, stinking dreck are Journalism, Education, and the "Studies" courses and majors.
But something had to be done to keep the idiot students who are not able to perform real college-level work, and so these areas softened rigor until virtually anyone with two brain cells to rub together can get a degree here.
The universities are happy, the students are deep in debt, but don't realize it until they are graduated and long gone, and the degree is worthless.
"That feeling of permanent danger and scarcity means that young people probably no longer feel as if they can afford to major in whatever strikes their fancy. Instead, they feel like they have to take the safe path and go for the money. And they can’t help but notice that — with some exceptions — the chances of finding a job generally tend to be higher for science, technology, engineering and math graduates than humanities graduates ..."
Noah cannot be this stupid. Who in their right mind is willing to leave summer work at Starbucks to attend five years of residential college at +$25,000 per year to get a degree which will allow them to work at Starbucks, but not much more? Oh, and don't forget that some significant part of that $25,000 turns into a debt millstone around their necks.
So, if given a chance who out there wants to work at Starbucks? Who wants to work at Starbucks with $45,000 in student loan debt? My guess is the former has a larger number of takers than the latter. A degree in humanities increasingly only offers the latter.
The solution is simple, add rigor to the coursework, and make the humanities college-level work once again, or don't but there are no other options. One will inexorably lead to failure, the other success. If you had a solid old-school humanities degree solving this problem would be easy. If not, you are probably shite out of luck!
More Than 80 Cars Burned by Youths in Southern Sweden Overnight
Sweden is the rape capital of the Western World and is becoming the nightly violence capital as well. We've seen the Swedish government backpedal from, "There are no no-go zones" to, "OK, there are no-go zones, but they are not that bad to, "Holy shite it's utter chaos!!!"
Good luck to the Swedes.
Bitcoin Sinks Below $6,000 as Almost Everything Crypto Tumbles
This risk existed and exploded for Railroad stock during the latter part of the 19th century, for derivatives during the recent Great Recession, and likely again now during the Bitcoin revolution. Early adopters of new financial instruments can make it big, or be consumed in the following financial conflagration. I choose to invest in prudent equity investments, not commodities, or wild new financial instruments.
To understand the problem I refer you to the excellent: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds It's a sawbuck on Amazon, and worth the price!
Steady as she goes!
My strategy is to invest in a total stock market index fund (or an S&P 500 index fund, a mid-cap index fund, a small-cap index fund), and an International index fund. The split is +50% large-cap index funds, -25% mid and small-cap index funds, and 25% international index funds.
The remaining piece of the puzzle is to invest at least 15-20% of your income every paycheck.
Get rich schemes work for the few who understand them and for the grifters among us. For the rest of us, it is prudent to avoid them.
Historical ignorance soars in the age of Trump
"A reminder: we didn't have neo-Nazi rallies until Trump took office - let alone in the light of day in our nation's capital! Their hate used to be unacceptable and hidden until Trump came along and legitimized them." Amy Siskind
Welcome to Earth Amy look around things are different here than in your fantasy world.
"And this is the thing I don’t understand about the bulk of anti-Trump criticism. There's enough to go after with this White House without also embracing nonsense. Peddling fact-free proclamations seems more self-defeating than anything else. Remarks like Siskind's suggest either that she's ignorant or dishonest. Take your pick and hold your nose."
Embrace the idea of "both." Ignorant and dishonest is no way to go through life Amy.
President Trump Mocks Subsidised Wind Energy
“That’s the end of that windmill” – a video clip of President Trump mocking wind power, criticising the ongoing green mass murder of birds, and miming shooting a wind turbine at a New York Fundraiser.
Why Windmills are the Worst — by @realDonaldTrump
History will not judge kindly all the greens who stood by while birds were slaughtered in the name of saving the environment."
Agreed. And to make matters worse, all of this destruction comes from an energy "generator" which will over its life generate about the same amount of energy as it took to design, site, install, build and ultimately demolish the windmill. There is no energy profit in alternative energy or so little as to be de minimus. But the birds die regardless.
These are the wages of believing malign, anti-humanist cults like the climate alarmism.
Trump administration's healthcare reforms are a victory for working AmericansThis is a good start!
What a relief to have the yoke of Obama's destructive policies off the necks of middle Americans.
Report: Regulations being cut at record pace, savings double
Now lets roll up the sleeves and really get to work!
Omarosa: I was fired because I was 'this close' to finding a recording of Trump using the N-word
She missed it by that much!