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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Maher: Cancelling Speakers on Campus Is The Liberal 'Version of Book Burning' - Breitbart

Maher: Cancelling Speakers on Campus Is The Liberal 'Version of Book Burning' - Breitbart



Maher stated, “Berkeley used to be the cradle of free speech, and now it’s just the cradle for f*cking babies, who don’t, — and I feel like –. You know, this goes on all over the country on campuses. They invite someone to speak who’s not exactly what liberals want to hear, and they want to shut — I feel like this is the liberals’ version of book burning, and it’s got to stop. Howard Dean tweeted today about this, ‘Hate speech is not protected by the [F]irst [A]mendment.’ Yes, it is! Threats are not protected by the First Amendment. This why the Supreme Court said the Nazis could march in Skokie. They’re a hateful bunch, but that’s what the First Amendment means. It doesn’t mean, ‘Just shut up and agree with me.'”
He added that he “can’t believe” he has to remind liberals of this.

France 2015 to Present: Strict Gun Control a Paper Tiger - Breitbart

France 2015 to Present: Strict Gun Control a Paper Tiger - Breitbart

The strict French gun control that makes it extremely difficult for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves has proven little more than a paper tiger when it comes to prohibiting terrorists and public attackers from acquiring the guns they need to kill innocents.

PeterSweden on Twitter: "SWEDEN: Abdul freed after raping 14 yr old girl because he allegedly has ADHD and cannot understand what no means. https://t.co/p0jKr8LVzV https://t.co/BcsgQQDC64"

PeterSweden on Twitter: "SWEDEN: Abdul freed after raping 14 yr old girl because he allegedly has ADHD and cannot understand what no means. https://t.co/p0jKr8LVzV https://t.co/BcsgQQDC64"

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Maya (illusion) - Wikipedia

Maya (illusion) - Wikipedia



In Mahayana Buddhism, illusion seems to play a somewhat larger role. Here, the magician's illusion exemplifies how people misunderstand themselves and their reality, when we could be free from this confusion. Under the influence of ignorance, we believe objects and persons to be independently real, existing apart from causes and conditions. We fail to perceive them as being empty of a real essence, whereas in fact they exist much like māyā, the magical appearance created by the magician. The magician's illusion may exist and function in the world on the basis of some props, gestures, and incantations, yet the show is illusory. The viewers participate in creating the illusion by misperceiving and drawing false conclusions. Conversely, when appearances arise and are seen as illusory, that is considered more accurate.[citation needed]


Monday, April 17, 2017

High-income Americans pay most income taxes, but enough to be 'fair'? | Pew Research Center

High-income Americans pay most income taxes, but enough to be 'fair'? | Pew Research Center

Tax-deadline season isn’t many people’s favorite time of the year, but most Americans are OK with the amount of tax they pay. It’s what other people pay, or don’t pay, that bothers them.


Pareto principle - Wikipedia

Pareto principle - Wikipedia



The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule, the law of the vital few, or the principle of factor sparsity)[1] states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.[2] 




Why Nintendo killed the Classic that consumers loved | ZDNet

Why Nintendo killed the Classic that consumers loved | ZDNetWhile Nintendo hasn't offered anything in terms of its retro console plans, it notes that it has learned a lot from the NES Classic mini experience. And with announcement-happy E3 coming up in a few months, it would not be surprising to see Nintendo announce a replacement retro console. This one, perhaps based on the Super NES, could allow Nintendo more opportunity to drive revenue during and after the initial purchase.

Such a console could include Wi-Fi as a gateway to Nintendo's Virtual Console, the traditional way. This would result in a higher price point for the hardware, which could still come bundled with a few games. But it would also allow Nintendo to make a full catalog of its NES and Super NES titles available for purchase.

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