Friday, January 19, 2018

Federal Prosecutors Will Be Interested In This

California AG: ‘We Will Prosecute’ Employers Who Cooperate with Federal Immigration Officials
The CA AG and Governor would be a good place to start the federal arrests and prosecution. Followed by the entire CA legislature.

The Democrats seceded in 1861 with disastrous results. It won't go any better for them this time.

Quote of the Day

The Democrats treat black people like the wife who will iron your shirt for a date with your mistress. They know they don't have to do anything to keep winning 90 percent of the black vote, so they've dedicated themselves to bringing in millions of Latin Americans who will vote for them -- and also do their gardening.
Ann Coulter

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Quote Du Jour

So, we've gone from a president who spent his first year in office calling America the shithole, to one who puts that shoe on the right foot.

I'm looking for a downside.
Aesop

Twitter Has Your Personal Information.

Project Veritas Video: Twitter Pays Hundreds of Employees to Look at 'D*** Pics'
Use Twitter? Then it's too late.
Project Veritas: Twitter is selling your data to advertisers, you know — even your DMs

Shithole Countries: The Right Question

From Vox Day, in response to the Haitian protesters at Mar A Lago, shouting, "Our country is not a shit hole!":
And if their country is not a shithole, then why are they in the United States? Why do they complain so vociferously when Americans call for them to be sent back to these wonderful places?
Why? We know why... But the next question might be: "Are these people toilet-trained yet?"

And from the photos circulating, Haiti appears to be a grid of open shit canals and shit-filled streets and shit beaches, not to mention dirt cookies for children without actual food.
Haiti’s poor resort to eating mud as prices rise
Cookies made of dried yellow dirt become sustenance, livelihood, concern
Feces content of the mud is unknown.

Daily Shithole Update

Classifying Shitholes

And this:
UPDATE 1255E 16JAN2018: By popular demand, the map of calls-to-311 human feces reports in San Francisco:

And this:
Nearly a Billion People Still Defecate Outdoors. Here’s Why.

The problem isn’t just a lack of toilets—it’s a lack of toilets that people want to use. The result: millions of deaths and disease-stunted lives.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Is It Distrust? Or

D.C. MCALLISTER: No, Jaylen Brown, Racism Is Not Why Blacks Underperform in School. “A culture of distrust might have more to do with it.”
As D.C. notes, a culture which accuses studious black students of “acting white” has something to do with it, too.
I can't get past the feeling that deep down inside all (almost all?) blacks hate me. And it's not because of my skin tone so much; it's because they are taught to hate, right there in the school system. There culture is regressed - like all Leftists - into rejection of Enlightenment principles, meaning rejecting all intellectual responsibility, personal responsibility,rational cause/effect thought processes, and accepting total Victimhood at the hand of the purveyors of evil Enlightenment values: western culture, creativity, goal oriented responsibilities; cause/effect logic. So all those annoying values are openly rejected - "acting white" - and discriminated against. Not discrimination by western Enlightenment; by themselves. But in order to live in a western culture while rejecting that culture, at least at a primordial level, results in poverty. Poverty of wealth, of course, and also poverty of thought, poverty of vision, and poverty of success despite official opportunity leveraging in their favor.

Victimology requires a class of oppressors, and being a western Enlightenment proponent, I qualify for their Oppressor Class designation, in spades.

It seems to originate in their schools. And it is not possible to tell whether the oncoming black person hates me. But the probability seems to be high that such is the case. That's too bad. But it is not racist to be leery of a population that rejects you and, well, hates you.

Obama's Boy

New California: the 51st State?

New California Declares Independence From Rest of State

Independence Declared From California January 15, 2018


Living In Interesting Times!

Still in Trump's FIRST YEAR:
DHS preparing to arrest leaders of sanctuary cities
For contributing to human trafficking.

Incoming: Truckload of popcorn.

Climate Change and Geologic Boundaries

Climate Change Linked to Continental Geological Faults

In a broad theoretical sense, the NASA study shows that the climate influence of Earth’s major oceanic and continental fault boundaries is greatly underappreciated.
Well, certainly all those software models take this effect into account... right?

Monday, January 15, 2018

History of Democrat Racism for Over 200 Years

The Damore vs Google Lawsuit

The Lawsuit of the year? Decade? Century? Whatever, we need more popcorn.
Silicon Valley Will Pay the Price for Its Lefty Leanings
A lawsuit alleges that Google discriminated against conservatives. It won't end well for Google.


Google, for its part, says that it is eager to defend the lawsuit. But lawyers always announce that they have a sterling case that is certain to prevail, even if they know they are doomed. And unless they can present strong evidence that there were legions of conservatives happily frolicking away on their internal message boards while enjoying the esteem of their colleagues and the adulation of their managers, there is no way that this suit ends well for Google. If the company and its lawyers think otherwise, they are guilty of a sin known to the media as “reading your own press releases,” and to drug policy experts as being “high on your own supply.”

There are expensive, time-consuming, exasperating lawsuits, and then there are radioactive lawsuits that poison everyone who comes within a mile of them. And this lawsuit almost certainly falls into the latter category.

And from Glenn Reynolds:
David Brooks is right. In the wake of his atrocious mishandling of the James Damore matter, Google CEO Sundar Pichai must go. Damore authored a moderate proposal, stressing that he supported diversity and thought that people should be treated as individuals, while offering some suggestions as to why Google’s efforts to recruit more women techies had failed. Various people (most of whom, as The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf noted, seem not to have read Damore’s actual memo, but rather to have been responding to an imaginary document instead) demanded that Damore be fired. CEO Sundar Pichai complied and gave Damore the boot. For this egregious piece of mob-induced misjudgment, Pichai must go. But that’s the least of the problems for Google, and Silicon Valley.

The Damore firing, and Pichai’s disgraceful handling of it, represents colossal damage to Google’s brand. In essence, it’s an announcement — by a company that has access to everyone’s data — that it endorses the notion of thought-crime.

As Brooks says: “(Pichai) could have wrestled with the tension between population-level research and individual experience. He could have stood up for the free flow of information. Instead he joined the mob. He fired Damore and wrote, ‘To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK.’ That is a blatantly dishonest characterization of the memo. Damore wrote nothing like that about his Google colleagues. Either Pichai is unprepared to understand the research (unlikely), is not capable of handling complex data flows (a bad trait in a C.E.O.) or was simply too afraid to stand up to a mob.”

Or, worst of all, Pichai didn’t stand up to the mob because he agreed with the mob. But whatever, it’s a big problem for Google, and by extension for Silicon Valley in general.

Since its 1990s heyday, Silicon Valley has transformed from an unruly collection of aggressive upstarts disrupting existing industries to a flabby collection of near-monopolies, now busy enforcing gentry-liberal norms on their employees and customers. Whether it’s censoring right-leaning political figures, or firing employees who dare say something truthful but politically incorrect, there’s not much of the old startup spirit there. These are flabby overstaffed Big Business corporations, run by their HR departments. You might find more dynamism at General Motors, these days.

More: Congrats, Google, you found the worst way to build diversity

POLICING THE USA: A look at race, justice, media

But worse yet, they exercise tremendous power and require tremendous trust. When you use Facebook or Google (or Twitter, or Amazon, or Netflix) you’re sharing a lot of data with a company that you have to trust won’t abuse that. It’s much harder to trust a company that has decided to aggressively pursue thoughtcrime. And it doesn’t matter where you are on the political spectrum – Damore describes himself as a centrist. But it only takes one politically incorrect utterance, as so many in academia have learned, to achieve Enemy Of The People status. And then, apparently, you’re fair game.

Can you trust a self-driving car from Google, if some new company policy might reprogram it to avoid events Google doesn’t approve? Can you trust Google to prevent its (apparently many) “social-justice warrior” employees from trawling through your personal data looking for dirt, and then leaking it?

As Robert Tracinski writes, this is the big danger for Google: “The most dangerous part is that they are now beginning to be seen by the public (or revealed, depending on how you look at it) as politicized entities. Politicized entities to whom we are giving enormous amounts of data on our lives, thoughts and interests.”

People were already agitating for stricter antitrust scrutiny of Google, Facebook and other Internet giants. One of the main protections those companies enjoyed against such scrutiny was their general image as benign and – aside from a vague sort of libertarianism – nonpolitical. Pichai’s handling of the Damore matter destroyed that image. Now Silicon Valley looks political, partisan and maybe even a bit sinister. It’s not a good look.
I think James Damore will wind up in the history books, if the books are honestly written (not guaranteed).

The Children's Climate Lawsuit

The Children's Climate Lawsuit Against The Children
Actually this lawsuit is James Hansen's attempt to regain the spotlight for himself. Hansen has declared himself the "guardian of future generations", bringing this suit in their behalf. Hansen was the Chicken Little of NASA infamy. On top of unprovable claims for the year 2100, Hansen will have no standing in terms of harms, which are unprovable software models and not materially real. When he loses this frivolous court case he should be forced to pay court costs, attorney fees, etc. so that the taxpayer doesn't have to pay for his windmill tilting.

Chris Matthews' Sexual Assault

Chris Matthews Misses ‘Meet The Press’ Appearance Amid Harassment Scandals [VIDEO]

NBC Made Payment To Staffer After Sexual Harassment Claim Against Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews Made Bill Cosby Pill Joke Before Interviewing Hillary Clinton
Chris seems to have a severe rape fetish, along with abuse of women.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Logic of the Ninth

Economy Anyone?

What? They don't have... Well, then, What DO they have?

Women’s March ditching ‘pussyhats’ because they exclude trans women: Report

Women's March organizers are moving away from the iconic “pussyhat” because it may be offensive to trans women who don’t have female genitalia.
What about those full body-suit vagina outfits? Those were pretty cute. What will replace all that costumery?
Can't they just "identify" with/as a vagina even if they haven't got one?

The Lasting Stench of the FBI-CIA-DOJ-NSA

Woke Urban Mathematics: Meritocracy is Racist and Other Whines

Getting published requires attacking "Whiteness", including all traits that offend minorities, such as competently doing the work which merits the acknowledgement of having mastered a skill.
A math education professor at Brooklyn College contends in a recent academic article that “meritocracy” in math classes is a “tool of whiteness.”

Laurie Rubel implicates both meritocracy and “color-blindness” as ideological precepts that hold back racial minorities from succeeding in math classes in an article for the peer-reviewed Journal of Urban Mathematics Education.

"Teachers who claim color-blindness...are, in effect, refusing to acknowledge the impact of enduring racial stratification on students and their families." Tweet This

[RELATED: Prof: ‘Meritocracy’ is a ‘whiteness ideology’]

Rubel, who taught high school math for nine years before becoming a professor, argues that while meritocracy is commonly linked to hard work and talent, it also “functions as a tool of whiteness” because it “ignores systemic barriers and institutional structures that prevent opportunity and success.”

Color-blindness, too, can be an issue for math teachers, according to Rubel, who asserts that “Teachers who claim color-blindness—that is, they claim to not notice the race of their students—are, in effect, refusing to acknowledge the impact of enduring racial stratification on students and their families.

“By claiming not to notice, the teacher is saying that she is dismissing one of the most salient features of the child’s identity and that she does not account for it in her curricular planning and instruction,” Rubel adds, citing education theorist Gloria Ladson-Billings.

[RELATED: Profs say classroom ‘civility’ promotes ‘white racial power’]

Even math teachers who acknowledge race, such as those who indicate that they “can’t relate” in certain ways to students who are of a different race, are called out in Rubel’s paper.

If math teachers notice racial differences between themselves and their students, Rubel elaborates, “those differences are typically cast in terms of deficit constructions about students, their places, and their families.”

To mediate this, Rubel recommends that math teachers incorporate more social justice issues into math lessons, but warns that even “teaching for social justice” can be a “tool of whiteness” if teachers are not sufficiently attuned to the experiences of minority students.

This is because even social justice-minded professors may inadvertently hold the “belief that effort is always rewarded, [which corresponds] to various tools of whiteness, like the myths of meritocracy and colorblindness,” Rubel writes.
There is no possible way for a non-minority teacher to qualify for being woke enough to satisfy these requirements. This paper is racist to the core, pretending that minorities can't be expected to achieve competence, so competence is a white racist requirement.

Apparently INcompetence in mathematics is the new standard, as that "attunes to the experiences of minority students". Demanding the installation of INcompetence, as opposed to merit, serves as a death knell to the student body which these SJWs teach. Because minorities "are incompetent" within a white/western context, their INcompetence changes the objective to sustaining the INcompetence, and disavowing merit/competence.

I suspect that the goal of installing INcompetence has already been achieved in the generation of these "educators" of mathematics. No competent mathematician would take the anti-merit position.

Here's the Journal:
Vol 10, No 2 (2017)
Journal of Urban Mathematics Education
The Journal of Urban Mathematics Education (JUME) is a peer-reviewed, open-access, academic journal published twice a year. The mission of the journal is to foster a transformative global academic space in mathematics that embraces critical research, emancipatory pedagogy, and scholarship of engagement in urban communities. Here, the view of the urban domain extends beyond the geographical context, into the lives of people within the multitude of
cultural, social, and political spaces
in which mathematics teaching and learning takes place.


Vol 10, No 2 (2017)
Table of Contents
EDITORIAL
Beyond White Privilege: Toward White Supremacy and Settler Colonialism in Mathematics Education
David W. Stinson

PDF
COMMENTARY
Why Mathematics (Education) was Late to the Backlash Party: The Need for a Revolution
Rochelle GutiƩrrez

PDF
Calling for Research Collaborations and the Use of Dis/ability Studies in Mathematics Education
Paulo Tan, Signe Kastberg

PDF
Separate and Unequal: Students with HIV/AIDS and Mathematics Education
Megan Nickels

PDF
PUBLIC STORIES OF MATHEMATICS EDUCATORS
“Its Influence Taints All”: Urban Mathematics Teachers Resisting Performativity through Engagement with the Past
Hilary Povey, Gill Adams

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RESEARCH ARTICLES
Equity-Directed Instructional Practices: Beyond the Dominant Perspective
Laurie H. Rubel

It's Different If They Do It

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Top 10 Shi*holes Nobody Wants to Visit

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Truth and honesty cannot proceed from the corrupted heart, soul and mind. Corruption breeds only corruption, and rot engenders rot.