Useless In the Eyes of Whom?
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AI will create ‘useless class’ of human, predicts bestselling historian | Technology | The Guardian Even so, jobless humans are not useless humans. In the US alone, 93 million people do not have jobs, but they are still valued. Harari, … Continue reading

A Platform For…Nothing
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Here’s A Platform Donald Trump And Paul Ryan Can Agree On Donald Trump’s signature issues can be incorporated in a GOP platform in a way that permits party unity and an election victory in November. Nobody cares about party platforms, … Continue reading

Water, Water Everywhere, Part 2
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Then: The Great Lakes are drying up! Climate change! We’re all gonna die! Now: The Great Lakes are at record highs! We’re all gonna die! If they couldn’t talk out of both sides of their mouths, they couldn’t say anything … Continue reading

538 Witch’s Brouhahahahahahaha…
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‘Normal America’ Is Not A Small Town Of White People | FiveThirtyEight But that sense that the normal America is out there somewhere in a hamlet where they can’t pronounce “Acela” is misplaced. In fact, it’s not in a small … Continue reading

A Passel of Putzes
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Here are a few items for the delectation of anyone not riveted to the NY primary results. (For my sins, I live in NY, but I’m hardly riveted. On the GOP side the result is a given, and on the … Continue reading

Daily Bullshit
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Sex and climate change Long BS short, the future of the species is in danger because of dreaded climate change. In animals — by which the so-called experts almost certainly mean mammals — sperm count drops with increased temperature. That’s … Continue reading

Little People
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In A Word, ‘Duh’ in [Market-Ticker] Again, given the evidence how can any so-called medical “professional” dish out disproved claims? And by the way, the 2015 “dietary guidelines” published by the US?  They still (intentionally) omit the above. So here’s the question to you: Why … Continue reading

Wut?
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The Panama Papers Actually Reflect Pretty Well on Capitalism – Bloomberg View It shouldn’t. What we’ve seen from the papers so far is not so much an indictment of global capitalism as an indictment of countries that have weak institutions … Continue reading

Full Pot Discovers Full Kettle – Blackness Ensues
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Will Trump Clinch The GOP Nomination Before The Convention? | FiveThirtyEight Any pundit giving confident answers to these questions is full of it… “Full of it” is a pretty fair depiction of almost the entirety of 538’s coverage of the … Continue reading

Yeah, Trump Just Has It So Easy
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Trump Attack Ads Are Finally Popping Up, But They Might Be Too Late | FiveThirtyEight Of course, Trump isn’t just being attacked — he’s on the offensive, too. His candidate committee has been running ads in Ohio targeting Kasich, whom … Continue reading

And Sometimes Scott Adams Spouts Gibberish
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Donald Trump – Con Man | Scott Adams Blog And he doesn’t apologize or correct himself. If you are not trained in persuasion, Trump looks stupid, evil, and maybe crazy. If you understand persuasion, Trump is pitch-perfect most of the … Continue reading

Hot Gas Watch
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Super Doomsday: How will we know tonight if we’re on our way to a brokered convention? « Hot Air It all depends on Florida and Ohio, right? Actually, I think it’s more accurate at this point to say “it all … Continue reading

I Almost Forgot To Mention This – Because It’s So Trivial
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The Risk I Will Not Take – Bloomberg View As the race stands now, with Republicans in charge of both Houses, there is a good chance that my candidacy could lead to the election of Donald Trump or Senator Ted … Continue reading

What a Deceptive Headline Looks Like
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GERMANY BANS SAUSAGES: Pork banned in cafes and schools to ‘not offend refugees’ | World | News | Daily Express An increasing number of public canteens, child daycare centres and schools have stopped serving sausages, bacon and ham over religious … Continue reading

Inverse Correlation
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From the Witches: And this: Apparently I haven’t been giving the 538 Witchs’ laughable “Endorsement Primary” indicator the respect it deserves. It is actually almost 100% accurate – but inversely accurate. Of the three leaders in the GOP delegate contest, … Continue reading

Eminent Bullshit
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Don’t be fooled by Hillary Clinton’s dominant South Carolina win. She’s still eminently beatable. There seems to be a thriving cottage industry of hacks cranking out these “Trump (or Clinton) Is Eminently Beatable.  Really.  Honest,  Really. Which is then followed … Continue reading

Hilarious Bullshit From the NYT
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How Marco Rubio Could Lose Every State on Super Tuesday and Still Win – The New York Times Can this strategy really work? Could he really lose every state on Super Tuesday and still stand a chance of becoming the … Continue reading

Oh, For the Love of God…
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Here we go: Huckabee’s daughter to join Trump’s campaign as a senior advisor « Hot Air I still think he’ll need some broader regional appeal, which is why Christie won’t hack it as veep. Kasich is a strong possibility but … Continue reading

Science Magic: Or How To Turn An Everday Nutrient Into a Deadly Scourge
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High-sugar diet is as ‘damaging to your brain as extreme stress or ABUSE’ | Daily Mail Online Didn’t bother reading.  Too obviously progtard junk science bullshit. … Continue reading

Why Are Millennials So Freaking Brain Dead?
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Why So Many Millennials Are Socialists First, millennials don’t seem to know what socialism is, and how it’s different from other styles of government. The definition of socialism is government ownership of the means of production—in other words, true socialism … Continue reading

Witches Making Witch Sausage Again
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New Hampshire Primary: Live Coverage | FiveThirtyEight Nate Silver 9:31 PM Well, we’ve made our share of stupid predictions over the course of this election cycle. But the 20 percent odds I gave for a contested convention back in December … Continue reading

Splooge Spasm
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Ted Cruz Picks Up Six Endorsements From Rand Paul’s Backers – Breitbart And…. Nate Silver ejaculates all over his keyboard. … Continue reading

Oh, STFU, You Infantile Morons
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‘Experts’ Warn ‘Global Warming’ Is Making Pet Dogs Depressed – Breitbart A leading “dog behaviourist” and an “animal behaviour counselor” have warned that “global warming” is responsible for a supposedly massive rise in bored and depressed pet dogs. The “experts” said that … Continue reading

Yes, You Can Publicly Piss In San Francisco. In Your Home Town, Too. So?
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You Can Now Urinate in Public in San Francisco | TIME San Francisco has installed an outdoor urinal in Dolores Park near the Mission District as part of the more than $20 million renovation of the recreation area in an … Continue reading

Well, You Know, They Just Might Not Be Totally Accurate
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6 problems with the Iowa polls Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton enter Monday with small, but consistent, leads in polls conducted in the days leading up to the Iowa caucuses. But what if the public polls are wrong? What if … Continue reading

The Diversity Floggers
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Silicon Valley’s Pointless Diversity Industry – Breitbart This is what Silicon Valley’s diversity industry boils down to: self-affirmation sessions. The same kind that might be provided to the least confident of high school students. If adult employees require this level of coddling … Continue reading

What? Oh. Yawn.
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Jeb Bush showing signs of life in South Carolina? « Hot Air If that title sounds a tad bit disingenuous, well… that’s because it is. We don’t have a new frontrunner in South Carolina (or anywhere, for that matter) but … Continue reading

Winning By Losing. Or Something.
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To Win In Iowa Or New Hampshire, It May Be Better To Poll Worse Nationally | FiveThirtyEight If you’re a candidate who wants to win one of the first two contests, you’d rather have good state polls and bad national … Continue reading

Reality Pays a Visit to Hot Gas
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Video: New Jeb Bush Super PAC ad in Iowa hits … Marco Rubio « Hot Air The only hope Jeb has is to nuke everyone in his lane and force Republicans to choose between him, Trump, and Cruz. He’s laying … Continue reading

Good News On The Home-Front…Sorta-Kinda (Maybe?…)
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A self-proclaimed “immigration reformer, not a restrictionist”, Larry Kudlow, expresses a change of heart: I’ve Changed. This Is War. Seal the Borders. Stop the Visas. I know this is not my usual position. But this is a war. Therefore I … Continue reading

A Muddle of Muddled Muddles
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The Crisis of Republican Authority – The New York Times That pitch would also, in the normal course of things, effectively marginalize the kookery that Trump is serving up. You don’t need to torture terrorists’ families or set up some … Continue reading

This, Again
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Last time Obama spoke from oval office was Iraq withdrawal. If he’d skipped that speech, he wouldn’t need tonight’s. pic.twitter.com/g7LmCAJtm1 — Jim Rickards (@JamesGRickards) December 6, 2015 I guess people really do believe that if Barack Obama had not followed … Continue reading

Pixie Dust
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What Will Become of the Climate-Change Refugees? – The Atlantic They can relocate to the equally mythical unicorn game preserves. … Continue reading

Bah.
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George Lucas defends Greedo shooting Han first | EW.com But Lucas won’t read that, or your comment below, because he also admitted in the interview that he has “assiduously avoided the Internet since 2000 — no Facebook, no Twitter, no … Continue reading

No, Americans Are Not Desperate to Put Boots On the Ground In Iraq Againsti ISIL
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You’ve seen all the jawing at neocon sites like NRO to the effect that Americans are lusting to put “boots on the ground against ISIL?” Yeah, it’s bullshit. I’d love to see somebody poll the question, “Do you favor shedding … Continue reading

Sugar Coated McArdle
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Obamacare Insurers Are Suffering. That Won’t End Well. – Bloomberg View Why the change? Because when the law was passed, I was mostly focused on whether the mandate penalty would be enough to encourage people to buy insurance. Hey, Megan:  … Continue reading

Call the Race. Jeb Wins.
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2016 election: Bob Dole endorses Jeb Bush – POLITICO Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole has endorsed Jeb Bush for president and will serve as the former Florida governor’s National Veterans’ Chairman, according to the campaign. Well, big news here.  I’m … Continue reading

It’s Remotely Plausible that AP Doesn’t Have His Head Where the Hot Gas Flows
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Who’s up for a bunch of terrible new polls for Jeb Bush? « Hot Air At 23/40, the only Republican with a remotely plausible path to the nomination with worse favorables than Jeb is John Kasich… “Remotely plausible,” my ass. … Continue reading

Law And Order: Serious Crimes Division
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Washington, D.C. Cops On Hunt For Convenience Store Twerker And Her Handsy Accomplice | The Smoking Gun Have you seen this twerker (or her equally scantily-clad cohort)? Police in Washington, D.C. today released the above store surveillance video in an … Continue reading