For once slashdot is leaning towards conservatives as the tech industry knows how ridiculous claims that exposing DNC corruption were hacks against us all.
Archive for December, 2016
That was quite the mistake, and it certainly didn’t help the sexual assault situation that followed.
He may have an unfounded opinion of Trump, but at least he understands a couple of things that most of the rest of the left seems to miss: political correctness is killing their side of the debate and keeping them in a bubble, and that a lot of their positions for the developing world are entirely arrogant because they’re ignoring the fundamental survival that those citizens need to meet.
That’s too bad. Now ask her how she feels about bakers having to make cakes for homosexual weddings.
Good. The kangaroo courts that campus sexual assault prosecutions have become are atrocious.
They claim there’s an epidemic of violence by police against black people.
Yeah, with the slugfest of the campaign and all of the celebrity deaths 2016 was in many ways a hard year, but there were some great things that happened as well. In no particular order, here are some of what I think are the highlights:
- Measles has been eliminated from the Americas
- Single dose treatment for Malaria developed
- Malaria has been eliminated in Sri Lanka
- Ebola has been eliminated from Liberia
- Ebola vaccine found to be 100% effective in trial
- Columbia has signed a peace deal with FARC
- Massive beach cleanup in Mumbai
- The U.S. is now a net Natural Gas exporter
- Maine passed rank voting
- The constitutional crisis of a felon president was avoided with Hillary’s loss
- Republicans were given their last, best chance to prove their vision for small government
- Britain voted to eliminate an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy
She’s misrepresented more than a few stories in her time.
An interesting, but long, article. In short: after the fall of the Roman Empire there were so many separate powers that property rights essentially became guaranteed, because merchants could vote with their feet. Simultaneously, the church was generally outside of the state, and so rulers could not use religion to seize property, and Christianity emphasized that envy was a deadly sin, further preventing a lot of negative policies. All of this combined for strong property rights and laissez faire economics.
They’ve spent the last decade weaponizing the government for political crusades against their enemies, and now they’re scared of such a government.