Which Educational Research Can You Trust?

Greg Ashman distills his wisdom on a complex topic. Is there application to fields besides education?

Probably the clearest sign that an expert knows what he or she is on about comes from the way they present their arguments. They will tend to take a position on something and they will explain how the research supports that position. However, they will also highlight the limits of the research and the common criticisms of their position, perhaps with their own answer to those criticisms. They will stay focused on the research itself and not try to support their argument by appeals to political sentiment or by attacking the character and motivations of their opponents.... [Read More]

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Google Made a Booboo

Turns out that some Nest products have built-in microphones, which fact was only recently disclosed to users. The possibilities for abuse are endless. Looks like Bruce Schneier’s predictions, expressed in his book Click Here to Kill Everybody, are coming true. From the book’s blurb:

From driverless cars to smart thermostats, from autonomous stock-trading systems to drones equipped with their own behavioral algorithms, the internet now has direct effects on the physical world. [emphasis added]... [Read More]

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What’s your line?

No, this is not about a game show. This is about the thickness of your pen’s line. Do you like a fine line, medium, or bold? (I know someone will say pencils are the way to go but my response to that is. Lead poisoning.) Here in the Rising Sun place it seems 0.5 mm is quite common. I just bought some 0.28 mm ones so I could write some detailed Chinese characters. Mitsubishi Pencil Uni Style Fit ones for those keeping track.

Have any of you been to a Japanese stationery store? They have some wonderful stuff. Part of this is that Japan was such a handwriting culture. To write things in such detail they needed good paper with good pens and pencils. Recently there is a trend to make your own multi-color pen by buying the refills to put into a separately bought holder.... [Read More]

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Hate Crime is NewSpeak; Seize Jussie Smollet’s Assets

In the “MAGA Country” story, which is now known as the Jussie Smollet story, the only hate crime committed is another defamation of the Anglosphere.

I do not like the idea of “hate crimes”.  On the one hand, hate crime is to crime as social justice is to justice as hyphenated-American is to American; that is, needless and dubious subcategories detract from the ability of the main noun to convey meaning.  A crime is a crime.  Justice is justice.... [Read More]

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Why of Course

The news media likes to say that college educated people skew to Democrats. This gives the impression that uneducated people are not wise enough to see their “enlightenment”. This is not the case as much as the universities are bubbles of Democrats. They are microcosms of failed policies of government largesse. It is getting to the point that “college educated” is an oxymoron.

Example: AOC... [Read More]

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Louder with Crowder exposes Late Term Abortion

Steven Crowder’s show went to a clinic in Denver, Colorado. To expose how easy it is to obtain a late term abortion and the lie that only women in “duress” get late term abortions. Such as, risk to the mother’s life or fetal abnormalities are usually incidents that are put out there as reasons that late term abortions are a necessity. Well, we all know that is a lie, and this video exposes that.

It’s not a graphic video, but I will pray that Patient X changed her mind and decided not to get the abortion. I will ask that you do the same.... [Read More]

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