Today would be the 133rd birthday of painter Pablo Picasso:
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.
Enjoy these images and some lovely music, courtesy of National Geographic.
Barack Obama refuses to send the National Guard to the U.S. border to protect OUR PEOPLE from illegal alien criminals, drug cartels, Enterovirus D68, drug-resistant TB, severe Coxsackie viral infections, and (worse) deathly EBOLA. Yet NBC News reports that Obama “may” send the National Guard to Liberia: [emphasis added to quotes]
President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order Thursday paving the way for the deployment of National Guard forces to Liberia to help contain the Ebola outbreak there, sources told NBC News. The sources said that eight engineers and logistical specialists from the Guard, both active-duty and reservists, would probably be included in the first deployment. They are expected to help build 17 Ebola treatment centers, with 100 beds apiece. The sources said that no decision had been made.
Posted in Foreign Policy, Government Policies, Health Care, Ideology, Immigration, National Policy, Open Threads, Scandals
Tagged Alinsky, Amber Vinson, Barack Hussein Obama II, CDC, Cloward and Piven, Coxsackie, Ebola, Enterovirus, Nina Pham, Obama's Katrina, open thread, Outbreak, Thomas Eric Duncan, Thomas Frieden, travel ban
In our last two posts we examined how political correctness can pressure individuals to self-censor their speech, whether in person or on the Internet, out of fear of ridicule, ostracism, or actual punishment by the enforcers of politically correct “right think”. This tendency to not speak out has been dubbed the spiral of silence. We looked at the cases of two police officers who lost their jobs, in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, MO, because of comments they had made.
After Ferguson, once again we’re hearing cries for a “conversation about race.” A truly productive conversation is not going to happen in the current atmosphere, in light of the spiral of silence. Why not? Because political correctness poisons the well. Any comment perceived to be politically incorrect, in this context, will immediately result in accusations of racism. How, then, can there be any real dialogue?
Posted in Constitutional Rights, Ideology, Open Threads, Racism
Tagged conversation on race, Enforcers of Right Think, Ferguson, Kevin Jackson, Michael Brown, microaggression, microinvalidation, Neo-Inquisition, nonconscious bias, open thread, Orwellian, political correctness, racism, Spiral of Silence, white privilege
In our last post, we learned that researchers have found that people tend to self-censor their speech, both in person and on social media, if they believe that their opinions are unpopular or in the minority. Researchers call this phenomenon the spiral of silence. The tendency to self-censor is one that others, particularly progressives, use to political advantage, when they seek to punish or destroy those with whom they disagree. Depending upon how politically incorrect their points of view are perceived to be by others, speakers quickly learn to self-censor their speech lest they find themselves singled out, investigated, and punished by the enforcers of right think. Let’s look at some recent examples of this type of punishment that goes far beyond ridicule or ostracism.
Posted in Constitutional Rights, Ideology, Media bias, Open Threads, Racism, Radical Groups
Tagged academic freedom, anti-Semitism, Armageddon, Baher Azmy, Barack Obama, boycott, Chicago Public Library, Chick-fil-A, CNN, Constitution, Dan Page, Darren Wilson, Don Lemon, doxing, Ferguson, free speech, freedom of religion, Jay Nixon, Jon Belmar, KKK, Malik Shabazz, Matthew Pappert, Michael Brown, Nation of Islam, New Black Panthers, New World Order, Oath Keepers, open thread, Paula Deen, political correctness, Ron Johnson, Self-Censorship, Spiral of Silence, Steven Salaita, Twitter, You Tube
We addressed the topic of children with three biological parents in another post back in April. At that time, a story in the mainstream media reported that researchers had applied to the FDA for permission to begin using a
provocative new fertilization technique that could eventually create babies from the DNA of three people, with the goal of preventing mothers from passing on debilitating genetic diseases to their children. … [emphasis added to quotes]
Posted in Corruption, Government Policies, Health Care, Ideology, National Policy, Open Threads
Tagged ALS, bio-engineered humans, clones, cytoplasmic transfer, diabetes, Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science, IRMS, IVF, Jacques Cohen, Jim Cummins, Lou Gehrig's disease, nuclear transfer, open thread, Saint Barnabas, three parent children