More Evil Iranians

Must see video of the people of Iran.

 

How to Get Fired in Under 5 Minutes

This among other views got Judge Napolitano fired from Fox News. All truth. 100% repost this one everywhere.

The First Dominoes: Greece, Reality, And Cascading Default

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Guest Post: The First Dominoes: Greece, Reality, And Cascading Default

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Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/13/2012 10:05 -0500

Submitted by Zeus Yiamouyiannis from Of Two Minds

The First Dominoes: Greece, Reality, And Cascading Default

Greece is the epicenter of a drama that threatens to unwind with all the intrigue and subterfuge of ancient Greek myths and tragedies. As with the legend of Icarus, big, and now bigger, transnational banks provoked the gods with their wax-and-feather financial fabrications to create the appearance of soaring wealth. Now that they have flown too close to the sun and their wings have melted, these banks are being brought to earth by the obligations and consequences imposed by their fabrications.

Rather than take responsibility, these banks seek to appease the gods by sacrificing taxpayers. In fact, if one looks closely, these banks aspire to be gods themselves. They clothe themselves in their indispensability and shield themselves from accountability with tales about how many innocent citizens will be hurt if they don’t get their next bailout. It is as if they say, “We are above the law… We are the law.” Mathematics, legal enforcement, restraint, humility all must fall under the sword of their hubris. Read the rest of this entry

Giorgio Orders at Sonic

Great video of Giorgio ordering at the Sonic Drive – in window.

Super Bowl Post-Mortem: Why the Pats Lost to the Giants

The Patriots had to have a lot of things go wrong for them o lose Super Bowl 46. I will go over them quickly.

  1. The Safety – It was a flaky play that you probably will never see again in 10 years of watching football. In fact in over 50 years of watching, I have never seen it before. The fact is it put the Pats down very quickly and they play much better from ahead then behind. It took the entire first half to dig themselves out of the hole.
  2. Unrecovered Fumbles – There were 2 plays where the ball was ripped out of the hands of Giants players in Giants territory with the ball flying into the open field but the Patriots defenders could not fall on the ball. Just bad luck, but these were two big missed opportunities.
  3. Welker’s Missed catch – If Welker catches the ball near the Giants 20 with about 5 minutes left the Patriots grind out more clock and get at least a field goal and probably win. He catches that ball 9 out of 10 times. It was hard but in his sure hands.
  4. Belichick’s timidness – When the ball was at the 20 or so with more than two and a half minutes to play. They should have let the Giants score right then not wait until less than a minute was left. They burned time outs and let game clock run. It was obvious that the Giants were going to get a field goal at that point to me. It is surprising that Belichick did not allow the score and give Brady more time to get  the ball in the end zone.

Just some quick observation on a pretty entertaining game.

How America Made Its Children Crazy

Computer Class

An important article from the Asia Times, speaks to the effects of computers in education. It asserts that the computerization of education has been a failure and that some of the most of the elite educational institutes limit or ban the use of computers altogether. The contention is that children need to “learn to learn” and how to concentrate for long periods of time. One elite school requires that each student learns to play an instrument and must play in the orchestra. This is to teach concentration and persistence.  Computers teach the opposite. In fact, many of the  leadership class in the technical world send their children to schools with no computers. The article also links computer use in children to ADHD.

SPENGLER
How America made its children crazy
By Spengler

Now we know that computers don’t help children learn and that drugs don’t help them concentrate, because the establishment mandarins who sold us the computers and drugs have conceded failure. In the January 29 New York Times, [1] a prominent professor of child development shows that attention-deficit-disorder drugs only harm the three million children who take them. One out of 10 American children have been diagnosed with so-called Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and most of them have been medicated. [2]

Some months ago, the Times reported that test scores lagged in school districts that invested massively in digital education. [3] It does not seem to have occurred to the mandarins that computers cause attention deficit disorder. The brain is a machine, in the enlightened secular model, and so-called brain science teaches
us to tweak its functioning with pharmaceuticals, or stimulate its development through digital approximations of intelligence. The grand result of a generation’s worth of brain-science application is a generation of schoolchildren who are disproportionately illiterate, innumerate, anxious, angry, and unhappy.
Professor L Alan Sroufe’s debunking of ADD medication in the New York Times contains this admission:

”Back in the 1960s I, like most psychologists, believed that children with difficulty concentrating were suffering from a brain problem of genetic or otherwise inborn origin. Just as Type I diabetics need insulin to correct problems with their inborn biochemistry, these children were believed to require attention-deficit drugs to correct theirs. It turns out, however, that there is little to no evidence to support this theory.”

That is an astonishing statement: in the mainstream view of the academic psychologists, the brain is another pancreas, except that its function is to secrete thoughts as opposed to insulin. That is to say that the psychologists have a pancreas where their brains should have been.

One really wants to light a torch and march on Frankenstein’s castle, also known as the psychology profession. Until the passage of the 2005 Individuals with Disabilities Act, schools had the power to force children to take ADD drug, namely amphetamines, or bar them from classrooms, even when parents objected to the medication. I don’t know how many children were harmed by the sorcerer’s apprentices in school psychology offices, but the new research might provide grounds for some exemplary lawsuits. It turns out that the mainstream was dominated by cultists and loonies. The religious day schools, the home-schoolers, alternative schools like the Waldorf movement turn out to have been islands of sanity in a sea of delusion.

The psychologists of the 1960s also advocated instant gratification in all aspects of life, particularly sex, with the silly presumption that all individual and social problems were to be blamed on suppressing our urge to be gratified. Once children had limitless opportunities for gratification, abetted by ever-more-realistic (and ever-more violent and perverse) computer simulations, the psychology profession observed that attention spans shortened drastically, and presumed that a genetic deficiency was to blame. It sounds like bad science fiction, but it is standard operating procedure in every public school in the United States.

Learning how to learn is the point of education. We will forget the great majority of specific things we were taught: Euclidean proofs, the polynomial theorem, Roman emperors, French grammar, atomic weights, the poems of Browning, and whatever else was stuffed in our heads as schoolchildren. What we learned, if we learned anything, is to memorize, analyze and explain. If we know geometry, algebra or French today, it is not because we retained our knowledge but because we re-learned the subject. School, in short, taught us to concentrate. The most successful people are not the cleverest in terms of sheer processing power, but those who multiply cleverness with persistence.
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Copperhead Road – Live – Steve Earle

This is a unique and rare version of Copperhead Road by Steve Earle in 1991. This one is done solo on mandolin, not guitar as he usually does. It is fucking awesome I just can’t stop watching it.

Over a Hundred APCs on a Train in Watsonville, on the Move to Where?

This video was taken January 20, 2012. Where are all these Armored Personnel Carriers headed?

UPDATE: The Guy Who Destroyed The Broncos Is The Opposite Of Tim Tebow In Every Way Imaginable

This is a great article on Pats TE Rob Gronkowski the porn star loving Anti-Tebow who helped destroy the Broncos in the second round of the play offs. From the Business Insider.

The Anti-Tebow parties it up with porn start Bibi Jones

The Anti-Tebow parties it up with porn start Bibi Jones

ORIGINAL POST:

The biggest threat to Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos tomorrow night isn’t the Patriots defense.

It’s the Pats offense, and more specifically tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.

Why?

The Broncos defense has gotten a lot of accolades for its turnaround in the second-half of the season.

But its one huge flaw, as measured by the stat-heads at Football Outsiders, is its pass defense on medium- and long-range throws over the middle.

And what’s the big strength of the Pats offense?

Gronk (17 TDs), and his trusty tight-end sidekick Hernandez catching balls in the middle of the field.

So (hilariously), the guy who will probably put Tebowmania to bed for 2011-12 is a porn-star-loving wild man who has his own cult following, his own hyperbolic t-shirts, and his own annoying meme.

Basically, Tebow will be undone by the anti-Tebow tomorrow.

Either that, or the power of Tebow will overcome Denver’s flaws (and Gronk’s dominance) and keep the impossible run going.

UPDATE 9:52 p.m.:

Gronk’s first-half line: 8 catches, 97 yards, 3 TDs

New England is driving a stake through the heart of Tim Tebow, 35-7.

UPDATE 11:56 p.m.:

Gronk’s final line: 10 catches, 145, 3 TDs

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In Memoriam – Etta James – I’d Rather Be Blind

The Queen of Rhythm and Blues died today and the world got a little less soulful. Thanks for all the memories and the good times Etta. Here’s one of my favorite songs.

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