The state takes children from parents with low IQ’s

The short of this story seems to be that the state took the children away from these parents because the parents each had IQ's that were too low. They are both high school graduates, have held jobs, and have driver licenses. "Among the reasons stated as support for the state's removal of their children were not reading to them, failing to put sunscreen on them, and providing fried chicken nuggets ...
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Trump and his s**t hole comment

Crap hole
It was reported that, during a meeting, Trump called certain countries S**T Holes. He says that he didn't say that. It wasn't recorded and wasn't on the record as far as we currently know. This is just someone who was in the meeting reporting that this comment was said. Trump wanted to know why we are so intent on importing people from these countries. If he did say that, he might be undiplomatic,...
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Sexual Harassment and the Gender Pay Gap

Female executive looking out window
In part, I take exception to the phrase, "a growing body of research" because one single study in addition to zero is "growing". So that's a meaningless phrase. They let on that they know this with phrases like, "...In one of the only studies that looks at the ..." Though it may be a growing body of research it's not much of a body to begin with. That said, the article does two things that I th...
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Is the Problem with the Jedi Manliness?

Yoda and Anikin
I recently watched the below video and made a rather lengthy comment on it. It was nice to find a place where people see Star Wars as something more than just laser swords and space cowboys. Here is the comment and the link. For me the video gets a lot right and a lot wrong and sometimes seems to just stumble upon it with the explanations not matching the conclusions even when the conclusions are ...
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Farnham’s Freehold by Robert A. Heinlein

Farnham's Freehold by Robert A. Heinlein
This book touches on topics of racism, government, slavery and more. In true Heinlein fashion it pushes the boundaries of comfortable discourse. What would you do if you found yourself and a few family members alive after a nuclear war? What kind of organization would you come up with to govern the survivors? What would you do if your own son decided to question your authority? Would you kill him?...
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Blacks, Guns, and the 2nd Amendment’s Necessity

Man with a gun among books
"As much as America loves her guns, she has never liked the idea of seeing them in black hands." I do not think it was the author's intention, but this article makes an excellent example for the 2nd Amendment in a fully intact form. The idea is that white people don't want black people to own guns. To demonstrate this the article goes through a list of laws specifically designed to keep guns ou...
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The News Business is a Business but it isn’t About the News

Articles like this remind me that there are those in the news business that care about the news business. That have the old romantic notions of what it means to be a journalist. They are few and they aren't perfect examples of that either. There is often to be seen a leftist bias that they aren't perhaps aware is there. In this article they discuss how the New York Times is going to lay off a larg...
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To Leftists You Are A Baby that Needs Cared For

smoking hand
The answer to this author's question, "Why don't Americans realize how poor their lives are?" is quite a simple answer. They don't realize it, because it's not true. There are cultural differences at play as well as individual choice. We don't all want what the author of this piece wants. He starts the article with his idea of the blissful day, "In London, Paris, Berlin, I hop on the train, head ...
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Is it time for a transgender military experiment? 

Ty Wright for BuzzFeed News
When we say man, we mean man, when we say woman, we mean woman. But when we say transgender man, we mean a woman and likewise the other. It's required to speak about it this way because it represents a change from the natural (original if you prefer) state of the being into something else. What motivates this change is psychological. Even if it were discovered that there was a hormonal imbalance a...
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Is Paying to Bus Out the Homeless a Good Use Of Taxes?

Homeless man on bus
I found the entire premise of this article to be very interesting. That they took such care in their research is laudable. There is a great deal of money spent on such programs. Millions and millions each year in taxpayer money. Is this a good use of such money? Who benefits? What do you think, if anything, should be done about the homeless when it comes to government? This is how it begins...
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Tort Law: Required for Liberty

Corvair Crashed
I am sure not many people spend much time thinking about Tort Law but most have heard it mentioned in the phrase "Tort Reform" and have somehow gotten this notion that it's a terrible thing. Of course it can be abused, that's true. But it really is an important judicial tool for regular citizens like you and I. Tort Law is really the thing that would replace government regulations in a true free m...
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Racism within Racism and the Danger of Frustration

There's so much wrong with the below article to me. First off is the notion of a "black freedom struggle". What's wrong with that? These aren't blacks in some other country, it's Americans. They are free. They can move about the country, work, play, get jobs, be on TV, become president. If that doesn't suit you, if that level of freedom doesn't suit you, I'm telling you now to wake up, it's all th...
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Economics is the science of complex and organic systems

Ants and Cars in traffic, complex and organic
The below linked article is a fine piece from Being Libertarian. It describes the science of economics. "When we look at the science of economics, the heat we measure is undoubtedly prosperity. Just like how cold is the absence of heat, poverty is simply the natural state of things in the absence of prosperity. If we take a group of individuals and place them on an island, their starting point wou...
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Stone, Robots, Bronze

Man on a Wagon
I know that it's tough to end up unemployed because the boss installed a machine at the toothpaste factory to do your job of screwing the lids on. It has to be tough and a surprise. And I suppose it's no consolation to the people who find themselves in that position that it has been going on since the dawn of man. We can trace many jobs that have been lost to mechanization. People used to need ...
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