Second cousin of Danceteria.
Kindly kill each other. Love, The Infidels.
The story: Al-Qaida barbarians and ISIS barbarians are feuding
at January 7, 2017 11:24 PM
How a Young Black Man Became a Race Realist
Scroll down for the graph of IQ distribution.
at January 8, 2017 2:14 AM
Great article Lastango. Thanks.
Bob in Texas
at January 8, 2017 6:27 AM
How ‘Sherlock of the library’ cracked the case of Shakespeare’s identity - terrific piece by Robert McCrum.
at January 8, 2017 7:08 AM
Nice write at Reason about Nat Hentoff.
at January 8, 2017 8:50 AM
tech expo is big business for Nevada brothels
We don’t traditionally think of techies as sex-obsessed P-hounds. But apparently, when they get together, all they wanna do is engage in peer-to-peer transfers.
Stinky the Clown
at January 8, 2017 8:51 AM
And the willful determination of the upcoming generation to remain stupid marches on.
at January 8, 2017 12:01 PM
The Life of a Disabled Child, From Taunts to Hate Crimes
By MARGARET CARLSON
JAN. 6, 2017
Since the days when my mother wouldn’t let my older brother go out to play stickball if I wasn’t with him, there’s been a lot of progress in attitudes toward those we now call developmentally or intellectually challenged. There’s mainstreaming them into public schools, the Special Olympics, TV shows like “Speechless,” Down syndrome children in clothing ads. There are group homes, not warehousing. There’s awareness that words can wound. I flinched when someone yelled “retard” at my brother, Jimmy. For some comedians, it was a laugh line. You don’t hear it much anymore.
And now a barbaric attack in Chicago on an intellectually disabled teenager is rightly being treated as a hate crime. Authorities cited the virulent racial epithets shouted by the four African-American attackers at their white victim, but also noted that they hurled insults about his developmental limitations as well...
...I saw cruelty firsthand — and was guilty myself — as a child. Despite my protection, Jimmy was the last to be picked for a team, although he could swing a bat as badly as just about any other 6-year-old. The pack would say they were running one way and go another. Hitting another kid was punishable, but sidling up to Jimmy and subtly pinching him was not. We’d wonder where he got the bruises. But he knew enough to fear the brat pack more than my parents, so he never tattled. One kid loved bending the training wheels on his bike. I sometimes fell in with the crowd. I’d hear the whispers about pretending to go home so that Jimmy would. Later, I’d sneak back out hiding my Wiffle ball from my mother.
That’s not luring a vulnerable man to an empty apartment to be tortured, but it shows how much vigilance is needed...
...I thought I knew my parents’ heartache but didn’t have a glimmer. It’s called politically correct and squishy liberal or nannyish to protect the weak among us — transgender children, minorities, the homeless, old people — but it’s really just human. And as Chicago showed us, oh so necessary.
Very strangely, there don't seem to be any comments. Wonder why. (I thought any column or op-ed had them!)
at January 8, 2017 1:11 PM
We don’t traditionally think of techies as sex-obsessed P-hounds.
Do you actually know any techies?
Dirty, dirty perverts.
I R A Darth Aggie
at January 8, 2017 1:16 PM
Oh, those poor government employees who'll have to attend the DJT's inauguration because of work.
I R A Darth Aggie
at January 8, 2017 1:40 PM
"Why Men Don’t Want the Jobs Done Mostly by Women"
Claire Cain Miller
JAN. 4, 2017
It hasn’t been a great time to be a man without a job.
The jobs that have been disappearing, like machine operator, are predominantly those that men do. The occupations that are growing, like health aide, employ mostly women.
One solution is for the men who have lost jobs in factories to become health aides. But while more than a fifth of American men aren’t working, they aren’t running to these new service-sector jobs. Why? They require very different skills, and pay a lot less.
They’re also seen as women’s work, which has always been devalued in the American labor market.
The two occupations predicted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to decline most quickly from 2014 to 2024 are locomotive firers, shrinking 70 percent, and vehicle electronics installers and repairers, down 50 percent. They are 96 percent and 98 percent male.
Of the fastest-growing jobs, many are various types of health aides, which are about 90 percent female. When men take these so-called pink-collar jobs, they have more job security and wage growth than in blue-collar work, according to recent research. But they are paid less and feel stigmatized...
...Jon Ray, 31, of Inez, Ky., was an electrician at a coal mine until it was shuttered a year ago. He applied unsuccessfully for maintenance and repair jobs, and got a job in manufacturing after enrolling in a program to learn how to operate computerized tools.
Service-sector jobs weren’t an option, he said. “I couldn’t afford to go back to school,” he said. “And I’m used to working with my hands.”...
One interesting comment (there are 500):
L NYC January 4, 2017
John Ray is quoted in this article as saying: “And I’m used to working with my hands.” SO, what makes him different than nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, bakers, butchers, massage therapists, jewelers, and the people who stock the shelves at any store? They're ALL "working with their hands"!...
at January 8, 2017 4:13 PM
So Lenona, can you get a job as a nurse, dentist, dental hygienist, veterinarian, or vet technician without going to school? I mean the first line he said was “I couldn’t afford to go back to school”. Poor Ray has reading comprehension issues.
at January 9, 2017 2:29 PM
I admit, it didn't make much sense for the commentator to include those with higher prestige jobs. But L NYC's point, I take it, was that lots of people work with their hands in the service-sector area.
at January 9, 2017 5:40 PM
People drive to work in cars or pirates? (required):