h/t Bob H.
This is not Sparta. In Canada, you better let them take it.
Over a lifetime of scholarship and public engagement, economist Thomas Sowell has illuminated controversial topics such as race, poverty, and culture
At Hermaneutics: Though originally published in the September 24, 2015 edition of The London Yodeller, there is very little in this conversation that has lost its relevance over the last five years.
The New York Times is always the last to know.
Faizel Khan was being told by the news media and his own mayor that the protests in his hometown were peaceful, with “a block party atmosphere.”
But that was not what he saw through the windows of his Seattle coffee shop. He saw encampments overtaking the sidewalks. He saw roving bands of masked protesters smashing windows and looting.
Young white men wielding guns would harangue customers as well as Mr. Khan, a gay man of Middle Eastern descent who moved here from Texas so he could more comfortably be out. To get into his coffee shop, he sometimes had to seek the permission of self-appointed armed guards to cross a border they had erected.
“They barricaded us all in here,” Mr. Khan said. “And they were sitting in lawn chairs with guns.”
The same New York Times that “corrected” Tom Cotton’s op-ed.
The narrative is shifting. Democrats are realizing their support for Antifa is backfiring. Antifa is canceled. https://t.co/L3ELTzzcar
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 7, 2020
And so are corporations.
Teespring is not a fascist company. Due to the recent increase of violent Antifa content, we have removed all Antifa related listings until we are able to review the intent behind the designs. Reviewing this content will take some time, so we appreciate your understanding.
— Teespring (@teespring) August 7, 2020
Of course they are: Trudeau government paying $84M to firm employing Katie Telford’s husband to manage rent assistance aid program…
Archaeologists recently discovered 8,000-year-old stone fluted points on the Arabian Peninsula, the same technology developed by Native Americans 13,000 years ago, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One.
When the stone tools were first unearthed, researchers suspected there was something familiar about them. Scientists took note of the flute-like grooves texturing the sides of the stone points.
The tools examined for the study were found in Manayzah in Yemen and Ad-Dahariz in Oman, researchers said.
“We recognized this technique as … probably the most famous of the prehistoric techniques used in the American continent,” lead researcher Remy Crassard, head of archaeology at the French Center for Archaeology and Social Sciences, told UPI. “It took us little time to recognize it, but it took us more time to understand why fluting was present in Arabia.”
By “understand”, they mean “take a wild ass guess”.
DeBlasio’s systemic destruction of New York City accelerates.
That gentle sucking sound: …last year, a team of astronomers showed that there’s a safe zone around each supermassive black hole in which thousands of planets could be orbiting.
“I’ve heard of girls … as young as age 12 getting double mastectomies.”
To see trouble on the horizon;
Rideau Hall — the office of the Queen’s representative in Canada — is now in the extraordinary position of having a third-party workplace investigation after the Privy Council Office intervened due to the allegations aired in a CBC story.
But based on accounts given to the National Post, the people who may have been least shocked about Rideau Hall workplace turmoil were people who worked under Payette between 2013 and 2016, when she ran the Montreal Science Centre as chief operating officer.
For those who chose to speak for this story, they said their motivation is not to grind an axe years after the fact, but to point out that the Prime Minister’s Office shouldn’t be taken by surprise that many Rideau Hall employees are having a very difficult time working for Payette. It’s all happened before.
A caller to JGL last week claimed her “difficult” reputation goes all the way back to flight training. (No link, you’ll have to take my word for it.)
They all look alike to him.
More on Jordan Peterson’s continuing health struggles.
It was a long day with too much on my plate and the next two aren’t any better. Things will be slow on the blogging front as a result.
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Your thread is up.
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to ban transactions with TikTok’s parent company ByteDance.
The executive order says the US “must take aggressive action against the owners of TikTok to protect our national security”.
Under the order, beginning in 45 days, any US transaction with ByteDance will be prohibited.
TikTok denies accusations it is controlled by or shares data with the Chinese government.
As well as Tencent.
The official twitter account of the University of Alberta, Centre for Teaching & Learning (CTL).
CTL's latest Teaching+ Podcast episode with Tommy Mayberry @tommymayberry @StJeromesUni discusses the use of pronouns (and other strategies) that we can use to connect our classrooms to our students. Listen here https://t.co/gfDEJ18JUd https://t.co/sp2i0pHsIl pic.twitter.com/9bBkOFlGxQ
— UAlberta CTL (@ualbertactl) August 4, 2020
Biden may have failed his cognitive test.