Cool: Mitch Daniels teams with Amazon to bring down textbook costs for Purdue students — This is seriously great news. There are all sorts of conservative principles like this that will lead to lower costs, less waste and better educations for students.
After having passed on the possibility of running for President of the United States, former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is entering his second year as president of Purdue University in Indiana. Though the former governor has his eggheaded bona fides—a Princeton grad and former Director of OMB—many thought it was an odd match to have the famously conservative (especially fiscally) governor at the helm of a university. The move sparked a few protests from former students and wariness from faculty, many of whom were colorful with their predictions of doom.
Heading into the 2014 school year, Purdue students are enjoying the first tuition freeze in 36 years, a 10-percent drop in their dining hall prices, and now the possibility of a bunch of text book savings. If you have recently been in college or have kids who are, you know the serious chunk rising text book costs can take out of one’s income.
Doctors in Belgium to Prey on Disabled, Euthanize Them to Harvest Their Organs — The inevitable conclusion of the euthanasia and assisted suicide culture.
Did you get that? One set of doctors killed the patient, stepped out of the room, and another set of doctors entered for the harvest.
Now, the hunt is on for mentally ill and patients with disabling conditions such as MS to become “euthanasia organ donors.”
Euthanasia donors accounted for 12.8% of all lung DCDs. Immediate post-transplant graft function and long-term outcome in recipients was excellent. More euthanasia donors are to be expected with more public awareness.
In a better world, increased public awareness would cause universal public revulsion.
Middle East charities pay bounties to the families of Muslim suicide bombers — Tell me more about how all religions are pretty much the same.
Leftists and Islam — It is stunning how weak the West has become in defending itself against the evils of Islam. This is one of the main reasons we need to protect the 2nd Amendment in the U.S.
On Friday I appeared on Michael Graham’s radio show to discuss, among other things, the appalling revelations from Rotherham, a drab town in South Yorkshire in which over the course of a decade and a half some 1,400 girls (as young as 11) were “groomed”, drugged, raped, traded and, occasionally, doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight. All the while, the entire apparatus of the state, from the political class to the police to the “child protection” agencies, looked the other way – for fear of appearing “racist” or “Islamophobic”. The BBC describes the predators’ actions as “brazen“, which it certainly was. They would turn up at children’s homes, select the ones they wanted, and drive off with them:
The carer, who wished to remain anonymous, claimed staff were reluctant to intervene in some cases for fear of being classed as “racist”.
So the individuals who presided over this regime destroyed the lives of 1,400 people in their care, and have paid no price for it. Indeed, some have been promoted, and put in charge of even more children: Sonia Sharp, who was head of child services in Rotherham, is now in an equivalent position Down Under for the entire state of Victoria.
Still legal to say this about Darwinism and “scientific racism”? — I’m certainly glad that most people moved past the deadly repercussions of “social Darwinism,” but the Darwinists only did that by denying the obvious conclusions of their worldview. They deny that survival of the fittest would apply to human beings. But why? The Christian worldview recognizes the inherent worth of every human being, but Darwinism doesn’t.
One hundred years ago, scientific racism dominated American elite thought. Inspired by Charles Darwin, American scientific racists like Madison Grant applied a hierarchy to human beings. Some cultures, those of hunter gatherers and peasants, were low and worthless; others were high and to be valued. Educated, atheist Anglo-Saxon males occupied the top of the human pyramid of value.
A day before yesterday everyone knew that Darwinism underwrote racism as a science-based belief. Not a cultural belief or a religious belief, or a “good old custom”, but – in the breathless tones of a pop science writer – science!
Protecting Your Heart From The Soulmate Lie — Great points. Do not get caught up in looking for your “soul mate.” Most of the people I know who use that term seem to keep finding better soul mates.
We’re sharing this life together, because we chose to love each other; with all the mess, flaws, and failure that you get as the side dish, of a main course of laughter, warmth, respect, and goodness.
As you navigate the path of finding love and of committing to another person, don’t wait for someone who is perfect, wait for someone who’s all-in it with you; someone who knows how to stay.
That’s where the magic is.
May you find your sole mate.
Just when I think I’ve heard it all, I come across something that makes me pause in disgust. This week, I read an article from the Huffington Post titled, “How Do You Feel about Sex and Teenage Sleepovers?”
There’s no doubt how I feel, but let’s first take a look at what the author said. In the first paragraph she asks, “Why not teach children how to have sex well, the way you teach them how to do other things?” She elaborates, describing parents inviting the teenager’s partner over, having a nice dinner and then the couple “toddles” off to bed together. (In reality, that’s just permitting the behavior to take place, not actually educating.)
Then she goes further stating, “It seems logical to me that the same way I try to teach my kids to exercise, sleep well and be good people, I would teach them to have healthy sex with other good people.” Appalling mental scenarios come to mind, but I’m not going there.