Guess what the second most popular name in England is? Nope, it’s not Jeeves, it’s Mohammed. And yes, this does signal the end of civilization as we know it. Europe is being invaded by a people whose culture is antithetical to everything they stand for. But as long as the news stories coming out of Europe are about cute and cuddly things like baby boy’s names and not about radical mosques warping the minds of Europe’s immigrant youth there will be no response from Europe’s politicians. Eventually those boys named Mohammed will become politicians named Mohammed and they will be the ones setting policy. Maybe now that Tom Tancredo has abandoned his presidential run in America he could turn his ire towards Europe’s immigration problem for a while.
Oops, another Spears girl did it again. Britney’s younger sister, 16-year-old Jamie Lynn, got impregnated by her 18-year-old boyfriend. The media wants to make this out as some sort of rallying cry to legalize teenage intercourse. But what I find the most sad about this story and every other story about a Disney kid’s fall from grace is the feeding frenzy it creates in the media. Once you decide, as a parent, to make your kid a “star” the kid’s life is basically null and void. They are controlled by everyone around them and manipulated by the media. When they screw up they become the poster child for whatever their screw up was. Focusing on this type of story, though, distracts everyone from important things… like the efficacy of sex ed classes and black holes.
In order to not disappoint you, I happen to have stories for both. First, sex ed. A story out today by ABC tells us how sex ed programs help delay sexual activity and leads to safer sex practices (at least on their first sexual encounter). But, as is expected from the MSM, they devote a good portion of the story to making sure the reader understands that abstinence only sex ed is really dangerous and the best option is “comprehensive” sex ed. Even though they did a poor job in hiding their biases here, ABC did point out that this study contradicts previous studies and may not be all that useful.
Earlier studies conducted in the 1970s through 1990s, however, seemed to suggest that sex education had little or no effect on the likelihood of young people engaging in sexual intercourse.
Until this report, there had been no recent national studies conducted to assess the effect of sex education on the sexual behaviors of youth — a situation that health experts say begs for further research to evaluate the most effective content and implementation of sex education.
Wow, this is shocking. A study that contradicts a bunch of previous studies. In America we let studies do our thinking for us. Instead of being logical about sex ed, for example, we put all of our trust into a bunch of studies we haven’t read and in all likelihood are faulty and/or misleading. It makes complete sense to me that sex ed just doesn’t work. It can’t. What do you think happens when you get a bunch of hormonal teenagers in a room together learning about the thing they aren’t suppose to be doing? If you didn’t know what happens, I’ll tell you. They go and get their abstinence wristbands and then head straight for the football bleachers and get it on with that cutie from math class.
Parents need to raise their children. If parents continue to hand over their children’s upbringing to largely unaccountable parties that is when you get pregnant teens. Look at Spears. Her mom probably hasn’t been around her for more than a few hours at a time for a bunch of years now. Is it really all that surprising when a starlet goes down the wrong path? Why should it be surprising when your teen, who you only see a couple hours a day because you work and because you believe they should be having “fun”, why is it surprising when they come home with a hangover, a drug habit, or with baby? If limiting the number of teen pregnancies is important to you why don’t you make sure your kid does the right thing.
Now onto black holes. How does this make you feel?
If a jet were to hit Earth, Evans said, it would destroy the ozone layer and collapse the magnetosphere that blankets the planet and protects it from harmful solar particles. Without the ozone layer and magnetosphere, he said, much of life on Earth would end.
Scary stuff. Luckily, however, that’s billions of years off and by then the world will be a shriveled mass thanks to global warming. Basically, what is going on is an intergalactic mugging. One black hole has sent out a burst of cosmic radiation and it is crashing into another galaxy. Unfortunately for the little green men who inhabit that galaxy, they are now probably all dead. Here’s the picture of this horrible event.
In other black hole news, the black hole known as liberalism has scored a big win today. The Federal Reserve has decided to enact lending regulations in an abrupt about face to its previous stance. I guess the relentless onslaught from the moron branch of economics, the branch that says whenever something goes wrong it can be fixed by legislation, won out in the end.
A while ago I wrote a piece called Capitalism’s Sledgehammer that dealt specifically with this branch of economics. Failure, like the failure of the subprime mortgage market, is one of the things capitalism is really good with. If you’ve been doing something wrong then capitalism will tell you with a loss in profits. But if you bring the government in to “protect” you and make things “better” you will get a bastardized form of capitalism that has a hard time telling you something is wrong. Furthermore, government regulations prevent people from taking risks, which puts a restrictor plate on our economy’s engine. In the end we give away our economy’s upside for a false sense of protection.
And what about our economy, is it dying? Well, Morgan Stanley posts a loss for the first time in its 72-year history. But Oracle’s profit soared and NetSuite’s IPO did better than expected. Personally, my portfolio has been hit quite hard but during the third quarter our GDP went up over 4%, so it would seem that there is still some steam left in our economy’s engine. Let me put it this way, I would never bet against American ingenuity.
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