Friday, April 15, 2016

COTD: The Eroding Evolutionary Gauntlet

TPP and the Law of Unintended Consequences | Armed and Dangerous: "TomA on 2016-04-12 at 11:39:33 said:

The answer to as to why this abomination (TPP) has occurred is that it is a reflection of the current mean caliber of our population. For nearly half a century now, unprecedented affluence and abundance have inexorably eroded the evolutionary gauntlet that imbued us with the rationality skill set and work ethic that made us a great people. We have become a nation of coddled malcontents that have been conditioned to believe that the gravy train will run on forever, no matter how stupidly we behave. I believe that history will eventually show that we passed the de Tocqueville tipping point sometime during the past decade or so.

You can abrogate a bad trade deal, but you can’t fix stupid with a speech."
Speaking of evolution, Matt Ridley's recent "The Evolution of Everything" is a somewhat uneven but at times smashing read. How smashing?
This truth continues to elude most intellectuals on the left as well as on the right, who remain in effect ‘creationists.’ The obsession with which those on the right resist Charles Darwin’s insight — that the complexity of nature does not imply a designer — matches the obsession with which those on the left resist Adam Smith’s insight — that the complexity of society does not imply a planner. In the pages that follow, I shall take on this creationism in all its forms.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

For Your Consideration: A Glimpse Of The Future O Duce Is Striving To Bring You

"It's Pure Chaos Now; There Is No Way Back" - Venezuela Morgues Are Overflowing | Zero Hedge: "For many Venezuelans it no longer matters who is to blame. "It is a state policy of letting anarchy sink in," says a former policeman outside the gates of a compound in Caracas.

The FT adds that the former police station now houses the Frente 5 de Marzo, one of the political groups that consider themselves the keepers of socialism’s sacred flame. The gates bear the colours of the Venezuelan flag and are marked with bullet holes. The man believes there is something akin to a civil war going on.

“Venezuela is pure chaos now. It seems to me there is no way back,” the former policeman says.  He is right.

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And since words can not fully do a failed state justice, here is a video clip from Jeff Berwick showing the reality on the ground in the country where "socialism's sacred flame" is about to go out for good."

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Suicide O The Stockholm Syndrome (< 2 min WTWT)

The Suicide of Europe | European Migrant Crisis - YouTube: "The Suicide of Europe | European Migrant Crisis"

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