Updated 2019 03 12 You’ve got to break a few eggs when making omelets. (1) The revolution devours its own children. (2) Lately I noticed that some discussions are turning to the revival of the topic of the so-called “sex war” (a.k.a. gender war). It is curious why anyone should wish to make the attempt. It will be difficult to revive interest in the topic, given that the public appears to have tired of it, but should it be a growing concern? “Sex war” or “Gender War” are not only inexact terms, they are far from close enough to be accurate or even appropriate. “Sex war” or “Gender War” implies … Continue reading →
Updated 2019 05 09, to add link to related articles. Men-only military draft ruled unconstitutional. That is a huge advance for true gender equality in the United States, perhaps for world peace as well. We have to thank the NCFM (National Coalition for Men), per the 2019 02 23 NCFM press release: NCFM PRESS RELEASE: NCFM wins Selective Service System case requiring women to register! February 23, 2019 | By NCFM The MSM noticed, e. g.: Judge rules men-only military draft unconstitutional in court win for San Diego men’s group — San Diego Union Tribune Women May Have to Register for the Draft as Men’s Group Wins Selective Service Lawsuit — PJ … Continue reading →
The #MeToo phenomenon ran its course? Who knows, and, if so, what will take its place? Its consequences will probably be with us for some time to come. On October 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano encouraged spreading the hashtag #MeToo, to attempt to draw attention to sexual assault and harassment. Milano later acknowledged earlier use of the phrase by Burke. —Wikipedia In 2006, Tarana Burke had tried to bring the phrase “Me Too” to prominence. Alyssa Milano succeeded in doing so. Thanks to Twitter, her effort to popularize the hashtag struck a note. The consequences were immediate and apparently will be with us for a while. Intentional or not, such is the power of effective propaganda, using … Continue reading →
Last updated 2018 10 11 ‘Science 2.0’ weighs in on the destruction of Alessandro Strumia’s character, motivations, reputation and career prospects. »Strumia’s slides contain a collection of half-baked claims, coming from his analysis of InSpire data from citations and authorship of articles in theoretical physics. I consider his talk offensive on many levels. It starts by casting the woman discrimination issue in scientific academia as a test of hypothesis of whether the “man-woman” symmetry is explicitly broken (i.e. there is no symmetry) or spontaneously broken (by a difference of treatment) – something that could even raise a smile in a geeky physicist; but the fun ends there. He uses all … Continue reading →
Without consumers there is not much of an economy. Work produces goods and services. Consumers buy goods and services. When more and more of the people’s jobs are being mechanized, more and more people will have trouble finding employment. That problem is aggravated through accelerated immigration from under-developed nations (instant consumers, rather than having to wait 20 to 25 years of waiting for the home-grown variety to come on-line). Without a lot of jobs and people filling them, there won’t be many consumers who can buy goods and services. A collection of concerns, with links to articles in which they were expressed: Automation and mechanization have liberated many people from having … Continue reading →
A woman’s work is never done. The feminists love that adage. They are also the reason why it was truncated from »A man may work from dusk to dawn, but a woman’s work is never done.« The feminists are responsible for making the first part of that adage vanish by rigorously following this instruction and imposing it on everyone: A man’s work is… ignored. Why is that first part of the original adage being ignored? Men are obligated to work. If they don’t work, they better be sick, invalid or dead, otherwise they would be bums. The feminist argument goes that, while men who don’t work (for women) are bums, … Continue reading →
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Updated 2019 04 18 Stephen’s Art is by an artist whose work spans antler carvings and much more. Index for Stephen’s Art Antler carvings by Stephen Fish pond and water works in Stephen’s backyard Iron-work by Stephen About Stephen Contact Stephen Stephen’s Art — Antler carvings Stephen will carve per request and make deals (e.g.: accept moose antlers as part of price for carvings). Price for a carving like any of those shown here: Can$350 Contact Stephen Tel: (780) 796-2306 (leave message with your tel.#, if necessary). You can also leave a FB message here. It will be passed on to Stephen. Fish pond and water works in Stephen’s backyard … Continue reading →
The head-line of the article linked here asks, “Did feminism cause the Greek debt crisis?” As with generally all such rhetorical head-lines that end with a question mark, the answer to this one, too, is, “No.” Did feminism cause the Greek debt crisis? June 18, 2015 By Janet Bloomfield (aka JudgyBitch) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given Greece (another) iron-clad deadline to meet its debt repayment schedule – Greece must pay up by June 30th. Failure all but guarantees Greece will be booted out of the common European currency and forced to return to drachmas…. More: http://judgybitch.com/2015/06/18/did-feminism-cause-the-greek-debt-crisis/ The commentary by Janet Bloomfield is not bad, but it is somewhat … Continue reading →
Last updated 2018 08 19 $15-an-hour minimum wage is a problem? The idea is a major-topic of discussion in the news right now. Here in Alberta, where we have just been blessed by the voters with a socialist government. The leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP), Rachel Notley, picking up on popular sentiments, announced that the NDP will work to bring about and implement a $15-an-hour minimum wage. My wife and I made some experiences with minimum wages that I will describe here. We farmed not too far from where we now live. Our main crop was hay, most of which we fed to the sheep we raised. The growing … Continue reading →
Updated 2018 08 20: Minor edits, added links to more related articles They are called Hikikomori, a million or more Japanese young people refusing to leave their rooms, while living off their parents – some for decades at a time. Why? The BBC asserts that they are mostly or virtually exclusively young men. Others, not quite as biased as the BBC has become accustomed to be, say that the problem exists, but that it is about equally shared between the sexes. Not only that, they point to evidence that appears to indicate that the problem prevails world-wide, affecting people in developed nation, and that no firm dimensions of the “affliction” … Continue reading →
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