(Originally wrote this one on March 9. New information has come to light since, making me feel really good about the original article. New discussion in the section below marked UPDATE.)
There are four groups of people who read that title:
Eid Mubarak! Is the traditional greeting at the end of each Ramadan period. It’s a simple translate, Eid meaning “feast” or “festival” and Mubarak meaning something more close to “Blessed”. So, Eid Mubarak, Ramadan Mubarak, and Jummah Mubarak (where Jummah is the holy day of the week, Friday) all make reasonable sense.
Having just finished Ramadan 2021, I wanted to write a little bit about the experience, specifically the difficulty of the experience, because the difficulty has to be experienced to be understood. So, buckle up; this is one girl’s journey through this year’s Ramadan.
Let’s levelset. Most non-Muslims know…
Quick: When you think back on the past half-decade of political campaigns, what do you miss? Is it pointless celebrity vanity campaigns? Irresponsible culture war fearmongering?
Yes, which is why I wanted to read your article, which clearly engages in such fearmongering. :-)
Buckle up, friend: Caitlyn Jenner is running for Governor of California, and her first major policy recommendation is banning trans girls from sports.
I hardly think a quick question while getting into her vehicle qualifies as a "major policy recommendation." Plus, you should not lie: she did not recommend banning trans girls from sports. …
The debate is indeed odd. Nobody would seriously argue that skin color is attached to social behaviors; its a minor genetic variable that's not accociated with anything.
Therefore, if mass killings in the US are primarily perpetrated by white people, the logically one has to look for any social conditions which incline them to commit said crimes........or enter into a discusison about mental health (which takes you back to the aforementioned social conditions.)
Mental health problems are, one would assume, rather evenly distributed. This snippet from psychiatry.org would seem to back that up:
Rates of mental illnesses in African Americans…
There are four groups of people who read that title:
In Vitro refers…
After all, wasn’t it the strength of the Republican party that helped give us Trump?
No. Kind of surprised anyone would view the morass of candidates the GOP have thrown up over the last two cycles and judge the condition of the GOP as anything other than chaotic.
Trump arose from a weakness in the party, a party which is unable to decide if it should be a small government (Rand Paul) or large government party (George Bush), a federalist (Tea Party) or central government party (Mitch McConnell), a socially conservative (Sarah Palin) or who-cares-about-social-issues party (John McCain), or a…
I’ve always thought poker contained apt analogies for politics and elections. Granted, a lot of people view both as sporting events, and there are indeed analogies there also. But ultimately, a sporting event is about imposing your will on another, and at the end of the day, there is a winner and a loser.
Politics and elections don’t work like that. In poker, there can be a winner, but a person that loses often goes home happy as well, depending on how little they lost or won. And games aren’t just single hands that finish in a single moment; they…
Well, here we are again, and everyone’s hair is on fire because next Tuesday is comin’ up fast, folks. Should be fun.
Of course, part of the reason people’s hair is on fire is because of the brand spankin’ new SCOTUS justice, Amy Barrett. Because everyone (well, especially those odd, subhuman creatures known as the Twitter Blue Checks) just KNOW what is actually impossible to know — — that she is there to ignore the law completely and vote, should she get the chance, for a Trump Second Term.
(removes tongue from cheek)
Putting the nonsensicality of that above paragraph…
A few weeks ago, a dirty, broken down laptop took center stage in American politics. However, I don’t really care about the laptop, and neither should you.
The laptop belonged to Hunter Biden (no one has seriously objected to this as factual), and contained correspondences (which again, nobody has seriously objected as being factual) which suggest, but do not prove, that the then Vice President of the United States, Joseph Biden, exerted some influence over various international counterparties to obtain some sort of compensation for Hunter, and perhaps himself.
Since this rather innocent (and I mean that, really) paragraph causes…
Big article on Marketwatch today about how “young and dumb traders” were driving the market rally, which current has the indices within spitting distance of all time highs despite the COVID reduced recession, and has the market extremely overpriced (meaning, a forward P/E of 22–24, when historically a P/E of 16 is considered to be fully valued).
(I’ll link to the story below, so as not to distract anyone.) :-)
I had to wonder for a moment if that’s actually true or not. Not the part of young and dumb traders, but if the market is actually overpriced.
Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.