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 […]

Is it a bar or isn’t it a bar?

A national association of district attorneys is assailing the actions of a Georgia prosecutor who recused himself from the Ahmaud Arbery case after he told cops the unarmed black jogger’s killing was “justifiable homicide.” New York Post: US district attorneys group slams recused prosecutor in Ahmaud Arbery case Wait a second. This guy is an attorney. He doesn’t […]

Are ‘hate crime’ charges necessary?

Two white men accused of fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery in what his family is calling a modern-day lynching will not face hate crime charges in Georgia, according to state investigators. USA Today: White men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery won’t face Georgia hate crime charges. Here’s why. I am not sure that Georgia’s position is at […]

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 […]

There’s no mail service in town

We can’t get our mail in this town. Credit cards and debit cards are set to expire and essentially irreplaceable without U.S. mail service. The labor-union locals insist that we open a fee-for-service brick-and-mortar “local” bank account with the proper I.D. birth-sex certificate passport and all that. According to one Maryland police department, many people […]