On December 7th 1941 Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and the US joined the allies in WWII. Some 1346 days later Japan was a pile of rubble and surrendered unconditionally. The US managed to build hundreds of ships, thousands of aircraft & tanks, and prosecute a war on two fronts during this time. Today has been 1355 days since they passed Obamacare, and they can’t even get the god damned website for the thing to work….… Read more
Category Archive: Deep Thoughts
I do not believe that it was coincidence that US interest rates, and for that matter interest rates across the globe, have been held so low for the last 5 years or so. That’s because as the report titled McKinsey Global Institute -Quantitive Easing (QE) and ultra-low interest rates: Distributional effects and risks (72 pages) shows, our government, and many others, used QE to transfer wealth from savers to themselves.
Traditionally interest rates have floated … Read more
Cause someone has just found that there is a gene for excessive alcohol consumption:
UK researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking. They have also identified the mechanism underlying this phenomenon.
The study showed that normal mice show no interest in alcohol and drink little or no alcohol when offered a free choice between a bottle of water and a bottle of diluted alcohol.
Every November the progs go all batshit over JFK. All the usual conspiracy theories and fantasies about how things were or would have been get dragged out, and we get clubbed over the head with them. The left has worked hard to create the illusion that JFK was a far greater president and man than history bears out. Mythological heroes serve the cause well, and to me at least, JFK is the prototypical mythological hero.… Read more
It’s difficult to string together more than a few thoughts on a post these days but I was stringing some thoughts together about my uncle (or, more accurately, my dad’s uncle) who hit the beach at Normany on June 6, 1944. He was in one of the later waves. It was supposed to be easy after the first waves secured the beaches but it turned out to be anything but. He remembered very little of … Read more
You can’t make up this level of stupid:
The UC Berkeley student government has banned the term “illegal immigrant” from its discourse, deeming the phrase racist, offensive, unfair and derogatory.
In an unanimous vote, student senators passed a resolution that stated the word “illegal” is “racially charged,” “dehumanizes” people, and contributes to “punitive and discriminatory actions aimed primarily at immigrants and communities of color.”
The “resolution in support of drop the I-word campaign” was