Archive for October 3rd, 2015

October 3rd, 2015 - 1:08 pm § in Misc., Science

So .. which of our ancesters were “Black?”

Afrocentric  claims that early human civilizations were black skinned may now get real data! Figuring out skin color from ancient Egyptian or Mesopotamian statues of paintings is at best confusing.  But we do have bones from those eras. Genomes can do better but skin color is determined by at lea[...]

October 3rd, 2015 - 12:34 pm § in The Ave Scene

Caught on video: Sawant supporter taking down her opponent’s signs.

 If you meet a Sawant canvasser, ask them where they live, whether they are being paid, and, if so, who is paying them. Kshama Sawant has raised an unprecedented amount of money to hire a very large and professional campaign crew. The total is likely beyond the countable dollars reported on the Se[...]

October 3rd, 2015 - 11:24 am § in Misc.

Do you speak African?

Africa is not a country 1 billion people live on the continent. Africa is home to 54 different nations, more than 2,000 languages and four of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies, but is often painted with a sweeping stroke of doom and gloom. (Video)[...]

October 3rd, 2015 - 7:09 am § in Misc.

Hillary Panders to Unions

Hillary Against Obamacare Tax Economists Love And Unions Hate Unions need to get off of the healthcare teet. Employers should pay wages, contribute to retirement as another form of wages, and that is about it.  Healthcare like education, roads, parks  and housing  ought to be a state benefit r[...]

October 3rd, 2015 - 1:42 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

Anti Charter Propaganda

David Sirota at Salon goes on a tirade, claiming that we do not need to reform public schools because poor kids do badly cuz they iz poor.  This article is rather stupid. YES poverty is a very, very bad thing. Yes, as Sirota highlights,  studies show that 2/3 of the variation among Americas scho[...]