RANT: Wikipedia goes the way of Snopes

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/02/01/five-of-the-best-examples-of-left-wing-bias-on-wikipedia-in-2017/

Five of the Best Examples of Left-wing Bias on Wikipedia in 2017
by T.D. ADLER 1 Feb 2018

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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales believes the Wikipedia model can help salvage journalistic integrity, but in the year since Donald Trump took office as President of the United States, the online encyclopedia has instead proven unable to even restrain its own biased editing community.

A look back on five of the biggest cases of political bias that gripped the site in 2017 should discourage anyone from looking to Wikipedia as a source for reliable and neutral information on the political topics of the day.

1. Instructor at Berkeley sending students on anti-Trump editing spree

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​Sadly, I like the concept of Wikipedia. But like Snopes, the hard left tilt has destroyed it’s value for me.

I made some donations to Wikipedia in the past but no more. 

So sad, to see a great idea, aka like the internet version of Library of Alexandria, go astray.

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RANT: Perhaps “the hoodie” took a dive?

Monday, February 5, 2018

https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2018/02/05/bill-belichick-owes-patriot-nation-explanation/6AWmsaZ4MWVpXbIhToaNMM/story.html

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​Trouble in PAT’s land?

I wonder if Bill threw the game in a fit of pique about having to trade Garofalo?​

The PAT’s O and D coords may be moving on. Perhaps “the hoodie” is too?

I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in San Fran!

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RANT: We need more makers and less takers

Sunday, January 28, 2018

http://keywestlou.com/this-pussy-grabs-back

THIS PUSSY GRABS BACK
Posted on January 21, 2018 by keywestlou

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Words that reflecte what we were as a country for one hundred years are becoming meaningless. I refer to the Statue of Liberty…..Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.

There are those who only want the well educated to arrive at our shores. Those that can be of immediate value. My grandparents and mother were poor uneducated southern Italians. Not doctors, lawyers, scientists, etc. Hard working laborers.

My mother at 13 worked 14 hours a day in a shoe factory in New York City. The men dug the sewer lines, prepared the streets for trolley car tracks, dug ditches, etc.

Their descendants became the doctors, lawyers and Indian chiefs!

If only the intelligentsia are admitted, who is going to do the low paying dirty work?

The political bickering is bitter. Each side pointing the finger. Being an elected official has lost its luster. Congress for example is a battlefield. Corruption exists. Job satisfaction lacking. A job well done not part of the mix.

The unqualified will be elected. It is already happening. Nothing will get done.

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I think the words on the Statue still apply.

Unfortunately, the Democrats have created a welfare state. (The Republicans have created a welfare state.) Which attracts not those “yearning to be free”, but those wanting to sponge off the system. At the same time, our own native born have learned “helplessness” with the dole. (Similar to what is happening in England!) And, a large segment of the population (of various hues) is revolting.

We need more “makers”; not more “takers”. (And, I include the non-brown people in that. As well as, the native-born “takers”, who probably through no fault of their own, have “learned” in Gooferment Skrules to be “disabled”.)

As EVIDENCE, I offer the many studies that show certain immigrants arrive in the USA with nothing (no money; no education; no friends; no family) and in a few decades are middle-class or rich. I personally know two examples of this who diligently work their butts off to accomplish that. Hell, they are better off now than I am. (And, who by the way, despite their children going to Gooferment Skrules, DEMANDED that their children learn, by ASSIGNING them more “homework”. The one child once showed me how she had done EVERY problem in her math book, while her Mom stood behind her beaming.)

And, on the topic of “shitholes”, why do we think those folks want to come here anyway? And Booker, the ex-mayor of Newark, only has to look at his city as an exemplar of “shitholes”. Why are many inner city “shitholes” run by the Democratic machines?

Sorry, but “we” need to end the “welfare / warfare” state, as implemented by both “major parties”. “Charity” done by the Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. And they are untrustworthy as well. The geniuses, who created welfare, destroyed the black community. Remember that purpose of Prussian-system Gooferment Skrules was to get cannon fodder for the Army, willing morons for the factories, and useful idiots to vote for and be led by the elite.

We need everyone, who wants to work hard and “melt into” being an unhyphenated American. As usual, the Gooferment can’t distinguish between them and criminals. Between them and parasites. Between good and bad.

Argh!

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RANT: Disband the Federal Gooferment’s “private armies”

Friday, January 12, 2018

The FBI has become, along with other “deep state”agencies like the IRS, a political Praetorian Guard. I have read the constitution and find no authority for the Federal Gooferment to have this, and many other, private armies. DJT45, who for the wrong reasons, may be correct to disband the FBI. Let the States do their job of “police work”.

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RANT: I guess we are doomed?

Thursday, January 11, 2018

 

The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
 By Hugh James Latimer | January 5, 2018 |   

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A public that can no longer distinguish between truth and fiction is left to interpret reality through illusion. Random facts or obscure bits of data and trivia are used to bolster illusion and give it credibility or are discarded if they interfere with the message. The worse reality becomes—the more, for example, foreclosures and unemployment skyrocket—the more people seek refuge and comfort in illusions. When opinions cannot be distinguished from facts, when there is no universal standard to determine truth in law, in science, in scholarship, or in reporting the events of the day, when the most valued skill is the ability to entertain, the world becomes a place where lies become true, where people can believe what they want to believe. This is the real danger of pseudo-events and why pseudo-events are far more pernicious than stereotypes. They do not explain reality, as stereotypes attempt to, but replace reality. Pseudo-events redefine reality by the parameters set by their creators. These creators, who make massive profits peddling these illusions, have a vested interest in maintaining the power structures they control. – From: Chris Hedges “Empire of Illusion”

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Like the lemmings that follow the leader over the cliff to their death.

We need to rid our society of these Judas goats who are leading us.

Argh!

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RANT: End welfare if you love the poor

Sunday, January 7, 2018

FROM AN EMAIL EXCHANGE

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2017/tle954-20171231-02.html

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Which brings me to my principal reason for opposing open immigration. Everywhere these newcomers go, encouraged by the likes of the politicians I have named, they change the culture, rather than become a part of it. I’m not entirely opposed to new elements of culture, and not every Mexican or South American is a robber or a rapist or a violent drug dealer, it’s true, but enough are to endanger the cultural home that our ancestors made for us, and damn few believe in the Constitution or the Rule of Law. Not every immigrant from the Middle East is a jihadist, but too many bring with them the unconstitutional mindset of Sharia Law, “honor” killings, death to homosexuals, and so forth. I have come to like the culture I live in, and the values it promotes. I don’t want to see it changed, especially to accommodate hostile strangers

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Two choices offered — build a wall OR end welfare — neither is very good but that’s all we are left with.

Argh!

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AND MY LUDDITE FRIEND REPLIED:

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Wait a minute….they’re both bad? Do you agree with the guy that says there shouldn’t be a wall at all, that it’s infringing on people’s liberties? Just use a smidgen of your imagination, to envision our country without a wall. We’ve had a small taste of it already with the wall not being complete nor totally effective, and you like those results? Like I say, just imagine with even less control on the border, it would end life in America as we have known it. And none of us would like it.

As for “ending” welfare, that is not bad….it depends on what you mean by “ending” it? To me, ending welfare means stopping women from walking in with 14 children behind them that they recruited from the neighborhood to claim as their own, and ripping us off. At one point in NYC, there were more children on the welfare rolls than there were in the recorded child population levels! I think the solution for welfare and healthcare is really quite simple. First, you take the government out of the healthcare business with one exception…..you create a fund that is used in extreme cases where people are sick and need care that have no other means to help themselves. They have to “apply” for support, and a board reviews their request for approval…case by case basis. For the rest of us, we shop healthcare from the various healthcare providers and select the best plan for us. Initially it would be difficult for many, but like the great free enterprise system over time the cream would rise to the top, competition would create great healthcare solutions at affordable prices. The corrupt, cheaters, non-skilled, etc etc would be uncovered and run out of business.

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AND I CONCLUDED: 

My concern with the “wall” is I remember the Berlin Wall. That which prevents ingress can also prevent egress. I don’t trust the Gooferment remember.

My concern with “welfare” is that I remember the destruction of the black family due to “welfare rules” about the father living at home. I don’t trust the Gooferment remember.

To elaborate on welfare, the Gooferment can’t “do charity” morally (i.e., it has to steal wealth from victims to redistribute), efficiently (i.e., the administrative costs are worse than any of the corrupt Big Charities), or effectively (i.e., I’ve been told and show evidence that the Gooferment perversely does NOT want people to get off welfare). 

Not that I am NOT just against fraud and abuse but the whole concept. It’s a killer. Being poor should be painful to get folks to save themselves from the Gooferment “plantation”. TO be effective, and efficient, charity must be private and personal. (IMHO) I formed this opinion years ago from http://www.acton.org/public-policy/effective-compassion/seven-principles-century-ago which really struck a chord.

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And, from what I have seen, Gooferment “welfare” gives you enough to starve. Argh!

Your comments are welcome if you can change my mind. 

p.s, yelling or name calling is unlikely to do that.

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RANT: I love all Heinlein’s work!!!!

Friday, January 5, 2018

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2017/tle952-20171210-02.html

It’s Time For a City On the Moon by L. Neil Smith lneil@netzero.com

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In his wonderful, life-changing novel that he called The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, the late, great science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein (he also wrote Stranger in a Strange Land and The Puppet Masters) demonstrated the vital importance to national security (or just good old-fashioned peace, freedom, and prosperity) of an established American presence on the Moon. In that book, he had a culture of lovable convicts and exiles declare their independence by electrically launching boxcar-sized boulders at Earth, creating purely kinetic impacts that rivaled nuclear explosions in power. I’m not usually one to go looking for international trouble, but for the sake of our health and safety, if nothing else, consider: if those who conceive themselves to be America’s enemies have a monopoly on Lunar colonies, it could be a disaster. Just sing Randy Newman’s “Let’s Drop The Big One Now” to yourself under your breath and substitute Los Angeles and Chicago for London and Paris.

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Let’s call it Heinlein City, okay?

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What tremendous idea!

Let’s start a social media Indigo to make it happen.

I’m in.

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