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2014-10-30 08:32 by Karl Denninger
in Editorial , 99 references
 

.... if Tim Cook is gay.

I find it utterly disgusting that in this day and age we are expected to pay homage to those who place their sexuality on display as one of their "public" attributes unless that is all they have to sell.  Plenty of celebrities are in that position, and if you can get someone to pay to look at your boobs or other body parts, more power to you gal (or guy.)

For a CEO to parade this around, irrespective of what he claims as the reason, is idiotic.  It is nothing more than an appeal to political correctness, and that's an appeal you are forced into when you can no longer sell your own professional excellence as that has been exhausted.

Therefore I declare that you are seeing Peak Apple, right here and now.

smiley

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How can we defend this sort of crap -- and help fund it?

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel pledged Monday to build more than 1,000 new settler homes in Arab east Jerusalem, in a move the Palestinians warned was likely to trigger an "explosion" of violence.

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The news emerged just weeks after hardline settlers took over 35 homes in Silwan, a densely populated Palestinian neighbourhood on the southern edge of the Old City, sparking fury in the West Bank city of Ramallah and condemnation from Washington.

So seizing land from people that live there simply on their political and ethnic background is ok?

What would be our reaction if a bunch of white families decided to take over 35 homes owned by black people in a US City?  We'd call that what it is -- grand theft and probably worse, and seek to put those people in prison, right?

Well?

Is it really any more difficult than this to understand?  I think not.

You cannot tell me that you want peace while at the same time you're doing this -- unless your definition of "peace" is in fact subjugation.

As I have repeatedly pointed out Israel has an intractable demographic problem in terms of who gives birth to how many kids, and there is no solution to this problem that maintains Israel as a Jewish state over time.

The fundamental question is thus really quite simple: Does a state have the right to declare that a particular religious or ethnic group is "superior" to others and should be protected so the character of their government is likewise protected?  

If so, can we do the same here in the United States with, for example, Hispanics -- or Catholics?

Careful with your premise here folks, because if you support what Israel is doing in this regard then you are in fact declaring that one race or religion is superior to another, which is in fact the antithesis of our Constitution -- and any claim a government may have to being a secular, constitutional republic.

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Yeah, right.

The New York Post, citing law enforcement sources, reported that Dr. Craig Spencer initially told investigators that he had self-quarantined in his Harlem apartment. According to the paper, Spencer's story fell apart after investigators checked his credit-card statement and information from his Metrocard.

Uh huh.

So he lied.  To investigators.  Which, incidentally, is supposed to be a crime.

Add to him all the doctors who have lied to us for decades about saturated fat, as another example.

Or many more.

Still want to go see the doc eh?  Which lie will kill you?  Will it be the one about ebola and his movement or will it be the one about what you do and should eat?  Or perhaps it will be the lie about statins being "safe and effective"?  Or that a diabetic should "increase carbohydrate intake"? 

Need I keep going?

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2014-10-29 10:03 by Karl Denninger
in Other Voices , 280 references
 

Heh heh heh.....

So, just pulling a completely random number out of the sky, say $1.6 billion, and converting that to man years at an average wage of $40,000 per year, that is 40,000 man years, which equals exactly twelve feet of rope, which happily, can be reused an almost unlimited number of times.

Read the rest at the link.  It's good.

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2014-10-29 09:55 by Karl Denninger
in Politics , 210 references
 

Hmmm..... you mean black people are waking up?

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