Tenure-track working career math

AbstractA knot is said to be slice if it bounds a smooth properly embedded disk in . We demonstrate that the Conway knot is not slice. This completes the classification of slice knots under 13 crossings and gives the first example of a non-slice knot which is both topologically slice and a positive mutant of […]

TOEFL as a requirement for immigration

The TOEFL® Family of Assessments There’s too much “family” going on with a proprietary entrance exam as a requirement for immigration and naturalization. And that is “crime family,” not “family” in a good way. I strongly dislike the image of the United States presented to foreigners (immigrants, guests, visitors, and others) by the multitude of […]

The alt-right shadow government

There is a strong “alt-right” contingency to employees of local, state, and federal government in the U.S. One of the officers who was fired over his handling of the 2018 Parkland, Florida, high school shooting will get his badge back. Sgt. Brian Miller will receive full back pay and seniority when he returns to his […]

Does bad art drive out good?

We think this an important question when it comes to art. When art is valuable, and worthwhile to appreciate, it is inevitably worth money. And indeed, we can ask the same question about money. Gresham’s law is a monetary principle stating that “bad money drives out good.” It is primarily used for consideration and application […]

Radical environmentalism and ‘mental health’

Most people think of the environment of “nature” or of the natural outdoors, when they speak of “environmentalism.” Not so. Radical environmentalists do not spend much time outdoors, and that is not the environment that chiefly concerns them. The Social Environment There’s as “social environment” — where they are hard at work on a vicious […]

Why ‘mental health’ is no better than ‘FGM’

“Mental health” pertains to the same field of abhorrent medical practices of circumcision and bodily mutilation designed to satiate the flesh of doctors, pimps, procurators, and prosecutors in the mayhem, malicious disfigurement, and wanton destruction of that of their “patients” or those for whom they were at one time or would have been charged with […]

More on David’s numbering the people

David had a lot more numbering and statistics going on in the Bible than we alluded to earlier. https://www.mushroom.global/2020/04/16/davids-numbering-the-people-absaloms-haircut/ (8) Tu mets devant toi nos iniquités, Et à la lumière de ta face nos fautes cachées. (9) Tous nos jours disparaissent par ton courroux; Nous voyons nos années s’évanouir comme un son. (10) Les jours […]

Vice and mob rule won’t stop COVID-19®

Labor-union local government-mandated stay-at-home orders are being enforced by pimps and mob bosses in a drastic attempt to contain what is mostly a “subclinical” or mild flu- or cold-like illness which in reality has not caused any significant increase in the natural rate of mortality beyond “the usual” colds and flus of the season. “All […]

Cream and sugar or just black coffee?

Remember Donald Trump’s “covfefe” tweet? It was supposed to be “coverage” — not “coffee” — according to Wikipedia, but apparently an aggressive auto-correct took it over. Sometimes there’s too much etiquette and politeness and servitude with a cup of coffee. Is it racist to order your coffee black? Or as some people say, “white” if […]