Economic Prison Reform, Educational Sacrilege, Straight vs Gay Pride, The Discovery Channel, evidence and Insanity Under the fedora.

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Economic Prison Reform, Educational Sacrilege, Straight vs Gay Pride, The Discovery Channel, evidence and Insanity Under the fedora.

Don Surber notes some stats on Prison Reform

“And over­all, the aver­age decrease was 73 months said the report, titled U.S. Sen­tenc­ing Com­mis­sion First Step Act of 2018 Resen­tenc­ing Pro­vi­sions Retroac­tiv­ity Data Report.”

The aver­age orig­i­nal sen­tence was 239 months (20 years).

The aver­age new sen­tence was 166 months (14 years).

The aver­age age of the inmate receiv­ing the reduc­tion was 45.

91.3% of those receiv­ing reduc­tions are black (37.6% of fed­eral inmates are black).

One can argue if this is a good idea or not but real prison reform is an econ­omy so great that com­pa­nies that would not con­sider ex-​con are employ­ing them in legit work.

That more than lower sen­tences is Pres­i­dent Trump’s real gift to those try­ing to go straight.


At the AJC they tell a story of a “con­tro­ver­sial” pro­fes­sor that speaks bluntly on immi­gra­tion reform. In my opin­ion the real thing that makes him “con­tro­ver­sial” is this state­ment that he has for those who dis­pute his opin­ions:

Zhou said he has plenty of stu­dents who dis­agree with his view­points, some have sent him hate mail. Crit­ics, he said, must come with infor­ma­tion to defend their posi­tion.
“To make a con­vinc­ing argu­ment, please present evi­dence,” Zhou said.

empha­sis mine

Imag­ine insist­ing on evi­dence rather than the rants of the woke to estab­lish facts, why it’s con­trary to the entire con­cept of the mod­ern Amer­i­can University!


I’ll say this for the “Straight Pride” folks they cer­tainly have a great sense of humor:

The orga­ni­za­tion later named Yiannopou­los, who is openly gay, as its grand mar­shal for the event.
“I might tech­ni­cally be a sequined and per­fectly coiffed friend of Dorothy’s, but I’ve spent my entire career advo­cat­ing for the rights of America’s most bru­tally repressed iden­tity — straight peo­ple — so I know a thing or two about dis­crim­i­na­tion,” Yiannopou­los
said in a state­ment released by the group.

Given that the vast major­ity of Gay Peo­ple have straight par­ents I’d like to know why they don’t think their par­ents should be proud of them­selves, but the real prob­lem they have with a Straight Pride march is that ques­tion­ing why straight peo­ple should take pride in their them­selves based on sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion leads to the ques­tion as to why gay peo­ple should be proud of their own.


This is big

A Cal­i­for­nia judge ruled Fri­day that a law­suit accus­ing Google of employ­ment dis­crim­i­na­tion against con­ser­v­a­tives, males and white peo­ple can pro­ceed to the dis­cov­ery phase. Clara County Supe­rior Court Judge Brian Walsh rejected Google’s motion to dis­miss in the class-​action lawsuit.

I’m pre­sum­ing that google is smart enough not to keep the data that dis­cov­ery would pro­duce but if not the trove is going to be a PR disaster.

If they are really smart they’d set­tle fast.


Speak­ing of Google, it’s worth not­ing that just because someone’s fight­ing them doesn’t mean they’re sane. Case in point:

In a post at Medium, Claire Sta­ple­ton said her deci­sion to resign was based on her expect­ing another child but also because she was marked for retal­i­a­tion by depart­ment heads after the walk­out late last year.
“If I stayed, I didn’t just worry that there’d be more pub­lic flog­ging, shun­ning, and stress, I expected it,” Sta­ple­ton said.
“Life is extremely short and
real­is­ti­cally we only have a cou­ple of years left until the world hur­tles into cli­mate apoc­a­lypse or some other parox­ysm of our own doing.”

Google is lucky in their accusers.

Don Surber notes some stats on Prison Reform

“And overall, the average decrease was 73 months said the report, titled U.S. Sentencing Commission First Step Act of 2018 Resentencing Provisions Retroactivity Data Report.”

The average original sentence was 239 months (20 years).

The average new sentence was 166 months (14 years).

The average age of the inmate receiving the reduction was 45.

91.3% of those receiving reductions are black (37.6% of federal inmates are black).

One can argue if this is a good idea or not but real prison reform is an economy so great that companies that would not consider ex-con are employing them in legit work.

That more than lower sentences is President Trump’s real gift to those trying to go straight.


At the AJC they tell a story of a “controversial” professor that speaks bluntly on immigration reform. In my opinion the real thing that makes him “controversial” is this statement that he has for those who dispute his opinions:

Zhou said he has plenty of students who disagree with his viewpoints, some have sent him hate mail. Critics, he said, must come with information to defend their position.
“To make a convincing argument, please present evidence,” Zhou said.

emphasis mine

Imagine insisting on evidence rather than the rants of the woke to establish facts, why it’s contrary to the entire concept of the modern American University!


I’ll say this for the “Straight Pride” folks they certainly have a great sense of humor:

The organization later named Yiannopoulos, who is openly gay, as its grand marshal for the event.
“I might technically be a sequined and perfectly coiffed friend of Dorothy’s, but I’ve spent my entire career advocating for the rights of America’s most brutally repressed identity — straight people — so I know a thing or two about discrimination,” Yiannopoulos 
said in a statement released by the group.

Given that the vast majority of Gay People have straight parents I’d like to know why they don’t think their parents should be proud of themselves, but the real problem they have with a Straight Pride march is that questioning why straight people should take pride in their themselves based on sexual orientation leads to the question as to why gay people should be proud of their own.


This is big

A California judge ruled Friday that a lawsuit accusing Google of employment discrimination against conservatives, males and white people can proceed to the discovery phase. Clara County Superior Court Judge Brian Walsh rejected Google’s motion to dismiss in the class-action lawsuit.

I’m presuming that google is smart enough not to keep the data that discovery would produce but if not the trove is going to be a PR disaster.

If they are really smart they’d settle fast.


Speaking of Google, it’s worth noting that just because someone’s fighting them doesn’t mean they’re sane. Case in point:


In a post at Medium, Claire Stapleton said her decision to resign was based on her expecting another child but also because she was marked for retaliation by department heads after the walkout late last year.
“If I stayed, I didn’t just worry that there’d be more public flogging, shunning, and stress, I expected it,” Stapleton said.
“Life is extremely short and
realistically we only have a couple of years left until the world hurtles into climate apocalypse or some other paroxysm of our own doing.”

Google is lucky in their accusers.