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It doesn’t

24 Apr

surprise me, at all, that there is widespread fraud in “scientific” literature. There is a ton riding on this. One gets tenure because of peer-reviewed publications. One advances at the university because of this. This establishes you as an expert, and may well directly lead to television appearances. There is just a lot of benefit to being published. If you don’t have tenure, it means that you get to keep your job and pay your mortgage next month. You also get to have food in your home.

So there is great potential payoff/reward for doing this and very little risk. No wonder fraud is so prevalent. Recently, several very famous and oft-taught in undergrad psychology courses studies were found to be fraudulent. The Stanford Prison Experiment, also. Even the Milgram experiments. All appear to be frauds. You know, the bedrock of modern psychology.

The problem is that it leaves one to wonder what to believe. Very clearly, you can’t believe everything you learned in Psych 101. And then you have to wonder what else is incorrect?

 

This is wrong on so many levels…

24 Apr

She recounts screaming “Zero! You get a f*cking zero!” at the computer screen as she graded the student’s two-page paper, saying that she also felt that simply by writing the paper, he had undermined her authority as an instructor.

Of course, there is the overweening narcissism. The very idea that a student should be both aware and solicitous of the professor’s personal history is nothing short of breathtaking. Is she a professor and yet so unbelievably sensitive? Unreal.

And then there is the force. Of course this has a very strong issue about force. The professor says outright that because someone wrote something that offends her she will give him the worst grade possible. Not mechanics, but “wrongthink.” In other words, she will use force to “punish” someone who offended her. And immediately she talks about seeing this as an affront to her authority. She is the King and the student is the peon.

Wow. Leftism in action. Violence and authoritarianism wrapped up together. Yep, that is Leftism in a nutshell. In this (to quote that great philosopher Monty Python), “Now we see the violence inherent in the system!” We also see the gross authoritarianism.

Vee haff vays of making you wish you had complied…

 

 

RUH-ROH, Shaggy

24 Apr

So a friend of mine has retirement through CALPERS. I told him that I thought CALPERS was not safe or stable, but he was offended and ignored what I said. He has worked hard over decades. The agreement was that he would get that money and he did his part. He fulfilled his part of the deal.

But what I said was nevertheless true.

And as this article points out, CALPERS is certainly not the only entity that is in trouble because of pensions.

A very basic understanding of the simplest of ecomics tell the sad tale: Inputs have to be greater than outflows. When the money is gone, no amount of yelling that it is unfair will again fill the coffers. Retirees have long been promised the world, but that assumed a return rate that was neither reasonable nor likely.

I hope my friend is OK, and that his hard-earned retirement comes through. But trouble is very clearly approaching.

 
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In case you wondered

24 Apr

just how stupid the MSM meme of Trump being a Russian stooge is, all you have to do is look at the facts.

We now know that this was a smarmy, self-serving excuse concocted the the LOSER Hillary Clinton within 24 hours of her losing to Trump and then promulgated by the Wormtongue-esque toady MSM. It is amazingly doofy, and backed by not a shred of evidence. Not even a hint of evidence. It is merely Leftist whimpering as they lay curled up on the floor mumbling to themselves. It is an old man yelling at the clouds and screaming at imaginary teens to get off his freakin’ lawn. It is madness.

And when one sees it, one has to wonder if the meds need to be adjusted. At the very least, one backs away very slowly and carefully–no sudden moves…

 

Slick Willy

24 Apr

looks stoned. I think they need to lighten up a bit on the neuroleptic…

 

Classic Hillary:

24 Apr

I don’t understand what’s happening in the country.”

I can’t tell you how lucky we are that Hillary is not President. Trump is a FAR better choice.

I really wish Hillary would just go away. She is a horrible human being.

 
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Please understand,

24 Apr

there was never any reasonable evidence of Trump colluding with the Russians. It was a Democrat dodge from the get-go. It was always a frantic effort to draw attention away from how crappy a candidate Hillary was.

It was always a lie and a dodge.

The fact that it gained traction and currency among the more gullible and hide-bound parts of the population is merely a demonstration of the credulous nature of the people. Those people expected the MSM to tell the truth. Foolish move. Welcome to 2017, you unsophisticated hick.

Times have changed.

There are other sources of information now, and the MSM no longer has a stranglehold on information. Now they must confront alternative accounts of events, and do so creditably. See, the key word here is, “creditably.”

But that brings up another issue: the MSM has “shot their wad” on this and now there is little left. They have hyped a theme that is simply not true, and now they reap the predictable result now that we know for a fact that it is not true–no one believes them anymore. Even my Lefty friends are more skeptical, now.

I mean, the MSM said over and over that Trump was a monster who couldn’t win and couldn’t govern if he did. Then they said he was a Russian stooge Yet they were wrong. On all counts. They have, shall we say, pooped in the soup. And now it can never be right again.

They have endorsed the trendy Post-Modernism of the Academy in order to attack their idealogical opponents, but Post-Modernism (certainly in the hands of rubes) is a vicious dog that now turns and rends its owners. Now they are on the recieving end of the whip that they themselves crafted and gleefully used on others. It was great when they held the handle of the whip…

As a great philosopher once said, “Welcome to the party, pal!”

See, if there is no truth as the Post-Modernists gleefully argue, why on earth should I believe them? Let’s see them answer that simple question.

 

I think it’s

24 Apr

a very good question.

There’s just no logical reason for this. Not even vaguely sensical.

 
 

Yeah,

23 Apr

Trump is discreet.

Eat it, Lefties!

 
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You would hope that

22 Apr

Chelsea Clinton would not be as big of a butt as her parents. Yes, hope. But that is not the way things actually are. But PUH-LEEZE God, don’t let her run!

And tell me that she is NOT Web Hubble’s daughter. The resemblance is extreme. Any fool with eyes knows very well what happened. It’s pretty dang obvious that Web, not Bill, is the father.

 
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