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Upcoming Star Trek review

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Will review This Side of Paradise from the first season of TOS. Great episode! I highly recommend watching it.

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December 3, 2018 at EST pm

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Thoughts about the migrant caravan

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It’s pretty obvious that if the caravan gets into the United States, then that will only encourage more and bigger caravans, because it will be seen as a proven way to evade U.S. immigration laws.

Will Trump be able to keep it out? I’m not optimistic. Trump always loses to liberal judges on these issues. Some Ninth Circuit judge will say that they have a Constitutional right to cross the border so they can apply for asylum. Because it says so in the Constitution right next to where it says that gays have a right to marry.

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November 26, 2018 at EST pm

Article about Quillette at Politico

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There’s a Politco article about the Quillette website and its founder and owner Claire Lehmann who is a self-proclaimed atheist from Australia.

It was pointed out that one of the benefits of being in Australia is that issues can be explored without everything being about Trump. I think that Ms. Lehmann doesn’t allow any Trump articles at all.

I personally have not found Quillette to be a very interesting site. Most what’s written on there is 75% timidly apologizing for possibly saying something outside the mainstream, and then what’s finally said is not very deep, in order to avoid being labeled “alt-right,” or whatever else they are afraid of being labeled.

But based on comments to Politico, the liberals aren’t confused by it and they hate the site and call it evil racist anyway.

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November 12, 2018 at EST pm

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Jeff Sessions resigns????

Big news.

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November 7, 2018 at EST pm

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Shooting in Pittsburgh

Stupid anti-Semites. Unless the shooter turns out to be a Muslim terrorist, but I’m not optimistic.

Shooter is Rob Bowers, typical Jew hating white supremacist gun nut.

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October 27, 2018 at EST pm

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Minimum wage increase benefits low-wage workers

Summary is that a year ago, some conservative economists released a study claiming that the minimum-wage increase in Seattle harmed all low-wage workers.

A year later, the same economists backed off their original claim and admit that the minimum-wage increased helped low-wage workers. “On net, the minimum wage increase from $9.47 to as much as $13 per hour raised earnings by an average of $8-$12 per week.”

I have long been on the record for disagreeing with the libertarian position on minimum wage.

To summarize my position:

1. Employees are paid not by the value they create but by how little they are willing to work for. Competition among workers for scarce jobs causes the going rate for low-skill work (which is the most fungible type of work) to decrease below the value they create for employers.

2. Increasing the minimum wage gives low-skill workers greater bargaining power to earn a salary closer to the value they create.

3. Higher labor costs are just passed on to consumers, but it doesn’t cause that big of an increase in prices because minimum-wage labor is only a small component of expenses for most companies.

4. A higher minimum wage could even increase employment by stimulating the economy by putting more money into the hands of workers. That didn’t happen in Seattle, but that’s because the minimum wage increase was so localized. For example, if the minimum-wage worker uses the additional income to buy an iPhone, that doesn’t directly stimulate the Seattle economy. But a nationwide minimum-wage increase could boost the national economy.

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October 22, 2018 at EST pm

Investing in Saudi Arabia

The question to ask isn’t why companies are suddenly pulling out.

I say, the question is why did anyone want to invest there in the first place? Saudi Arabia is an Islamic revolution waiting to happen. (Which would be much worse for Middle East stability than the King killing an occasional journalist.)

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October 17, 2018 at EST am

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Transgender “woman” wins bicycle championship

A biological male who identifies as a transgender woman won a women’s world championship cycling event Sunday in California.

Rachel McKinnon, an assistant professor of philosophy at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, won the women’s 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles.

If we, as a society, continue down this path, then in the future, women’s sports will be dominated by transgenders. Women who were actually born women with two X chromosomes will give up on sports because they won’t be able to compete.

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October 15, 2018 at EST am

Live updates on Twitter

I fixed the Twitter link in the sidebar.

So far, I think that the Dem’s have played the Republicans and beat them here. It doesn’t even matter whether Ford is telling the truth or not, only law nerds care about actual truth, it’s all about optics and how good of a performance Ford is doing.

If only Repubs had the backbone to just vote on Kavanaugh right away when Ford’s Trump-hating lawyer was playing delay delay delay.

Let’s hope I’m wrong and it turns out that this prosecutor the Repubs hired is going to crush Ford’s credibility sometime later.

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September 27, 2018 at EST am

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More about the suppressed Holton-Arms yearbooks

Must read article by RealClear Investigations:

Other evidence indicates Ford, a popular cheerleader at the time, was immersed in an alcohol-fueled party culture and no stranger to “keg parties” in the D.C. area — or the “bar scene” along the Maryland and Delaware coast. In fact, Ford was known as a “party girl” on the Delaware shore during summer breaks, another source with direct knowledge of the congressional investigation said.

One report, moreover, recounts how Ford once got caught in “a romantic triangle” at Dewey Beach that ended with the two men getting into a fistfight over her.

At Holton-Arms, the source added, she was known by classmates, and even some parents, by a sexually derogatory nickname playing off her maiden name Blasey, suggesting she was promiscuous.

“She was not the wholesome Catholic girl they’re trying to portray her as,” the source said, making her claims of victimization at the hands of Kavanaugh “harder to believe.”

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September 27, 2018 at EST am

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