i-dolatryby baldilocks

Behold the New Segregation! From last month:

California State University Los Angeles recently rolled out segregated housing for black students.

The arrangement comes roughly nine months after the university’s Black Student Union issued a set of demands in response to what its members contend are frequent “racist attacks” on campus, such as “racially insensitive remarks” and “microaggressions” by professors and students. One demand was for a “CSLA housing space delegated for Black students.”

“[It] would provide a cheaper alternative housing solution for Black students. This space would also serve as a safe space for Black CSLA students to congregate, connect, and learn from each other,” the demand letter stated.

(…)

Cal State LA joins UConnUC Davis and Berkeley in offering segregated housing dedicated to black students. While these housing options are technically open to all students, they’re billed and used as arrangements in which black students can live with one another.

(Emphasis mine. Personally, I learned a lot from other black students in my K-12 years when I used to get accused by them of wanting to be white. My “crime?” Getting good grades.)

I’d almost be for the new segregation, if I thought it was based on shaking off the unspoken uselessness of the old integration and unacknowledged black inferiority complex which made integration seem necessary—the notion that white schools, neighborhood and businesses were better because they were white.

But I suspect that, just like all the Leftist movements of this century—pun intended—the ideological foundation of the new segregation is non-existent. A true ideological foundation would require independent reading, mostly from the works of evil dead racist white males or from the non-white Civil Rights proponents of the 20th century.  I’d wager that none of the new segregationists have read The Autobiography of Malcolm X or Why We Can’t Wait. Too long; too many words to look up.

Assuming that the vast majority of the new segregationists are not paid to do what they are doing—and I think that only the leaders are paid–by hidden actors–it’s a safe bet that the new segregation is based more on [insert race/ethnicity here] Supremacy—an old form of idolatry.

It’s Carcass Worship. Love of dust and clay. Unrequited.

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220px-fort_calhoun_power_plant_1Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant, another victim of the anti-nuclear movement

This week, covered up by election coverage, the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant closed down for good. Somewhere, a whole bunch of anti-nuclear activists are cheering. To replace Fort Calhoun, Omaha Power will instead use coal fired plants in Nebraska City, unless of course the future President Clinton shuts down coal, in which case Omaha will just not have enough power.

Fort Calhoun’s problems are just the surface of a growing threat to the future of nuclear energy in America. More nuclear plants are closing, and we aren’t building replacements. The soaring cost of nuclear regulation is piling on to what should be cheap power. The building of nuclear plants requires high level engineering work, something that normally brings in stable, long-term and high paying jobs.

But not anymore. I keep in touch with a headhunter that places nuclear-trained officers (like myself) into jobs after they leave the Navy. He sent a very depressing email to his distribution group, where he declared that he would no longer place officers in the commercial nuclear field:

The promise of cheap power via commercial nuclear was supposed to be its big advantage.  It was once even touted as “too cheap to meter!”  But it is economics that are now killing the industry.  Utilities are deciding it’s less expensive to close plants that are already operating than continue their operation.  Think about that:  it’s more economical to idle billions of dollars worth of existing infrastructure and spend the money to be build new generation facilities.  That’s crazy and a powerful indication of how uncompetitive commercial nuclear power has become.

We at -redacted- believe that strong professional successful Navy Officers should now avoid jobs and careers in commercial nuclear power and are suspending our relationships with our corporate clients in that sector.  If a career in commercial nuclear power is your focus, we will not be a good career transition resource for you.

Recent and future nuclear power plant closings and changes:

  • San Onofre in CA closing
  • Diablo Canyon in CA closing
  • Crystal River in FL closing
  • Vermont Yankee in VT closing
  • Pilgrim in MA closing
  • Kewaunee in WI closing
  • Harris in SC, 2 plants cancelled
  • Levy County in FL shifting from nuclear to natural gas
  • Comanche Peak in TX, 2 plants cancelled
  • Quad Cities in IL closing
  • Clinton in IA closing
  • Oyster Creek in NJ closing
  • And more are coming…

I have a former Naval Officer friend that worked at San Onofre who confirmed all this bad news. She has since left with her husband for a completely different career field.

pm2anuclearpowerplantModular nuclear plant? That’s so 1960’s

Meanwhile, China is rapidly building nuclear capacity, growing their engineering base in the process. Now they have designed a small reactor capable of providing 6 MW of power, enough to power a small island (South China Sea anyone?). Although the media is touting this as an accomplishment, it’s not. The Army built a number of small reactors, the Navy currently operates reactors on its submarines and aircraft carriers, and even the Air Force attempted to make nuclear powered aircraft. And this was back in the 60’s and 70’s. If we had continued investing in nuclear power, we could have closed our dirty coal plants and lowered electricity costs, perhaps enabling us to build the renewable energy sources for long-term electrical generation. Instead, we’re taking a second seat to China.


This post is the opinion of the author and does not reflect the views of the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, or any other government agency.


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kahn

Capt. Spock: She can out-run us and out-gun us. But there is the Mutara Nebula at one five three mark four.
Admiral Kirk: Scotty, can we make it inside?
Mr. Scott: The energiser’s bypassed like a Christmas tree, …so don’t give me too many bumps.
Capt Kirk: No promises. On your way.
Mr. Saavik: Trouble with the nebula, sir, is all that static discharge and gas clouds our tactical display. Visual won’t function and shields will be useless.
Capt Spock: Sauce for the goose, Mister Saavik. The odds will be even.

Star Trek II the Wrath of Kahn 1982

There is a lot to say about the FBI bombshell that dropped yesterday on the 2016 campaign but what struck me the most about it was how it illustrated how helpless a Democrat campaign in general and Hillary Clinton’s campaign in particular is without their normal advantages.

Consider, for years we conservatives have been stating that the media are simply an extension of the Democratic party working to elect them. This is done in several ways

  • Promoting state & local stories to national ones that favor a Democrat meme
  • Ignoring state & local stories to national ones that favor a Democrat meme
  • Coordinating stories with Democrats so they are ready to exploit favorable ones and answer unfavorable ones when they are released.
  • Creating an United meme so a particular theme is pushed through out media.

And unlike the past when we could produce data supporting this, now we have Wikileaks actually demonstrating how this has been going on in their own words.

That brings us to the re-opening of the FBI investigation of the Clinton emails.

For only the 2nd time in the campaign the Democrats and media in general and the Hillary Clinton Campaign in particular were caught flat footed on a story.

  • It was a story released without their control thus they could not kill it
  • It was a story released through the national law enforcement agency so they could not ignore it.
  • Because they did not have control they were unable to answer or defend the story.
  • Because they were unable to coordinate they did not have a united meme ready to push to the public

They found themselves like a boxer who had been fed a steady diet of opponents taking dives suddenly facing an opponent who is not on the take or like Kahn once he entered the Mutara Nebula they found themselves having to fight on a level playing field.

The GOP will only have a few days of advantage, Hillary still owns the refs (read MSM) and by the time this piece goes up they might even now have settled on a coordinated message/meme to answer this stuff, but for at least two days you’ll be able to see how a Clinton Administration will deal with an unexpected crisis if in power.

It should be quite informative to voters.


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