Archive for ◊ January, 2018 ◊

3D Printing for DoD Replacement Parts
Friday, January 26th, 2018 | Author:

Here’s an interesting story:

Renaissance Services, an Ohio-based enterprise systems integrator for aerospace and defense companies, has received an Air Force contract to support production of gearboxes and housings for out-of-production aircraft and engines using 3D printed ceramic molds.

Source: 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

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Kerry – Inept or a Liar?
Thursday, January 25th, 2018 | Author:

Hey, Mr. Swiftboat is out again pretending to promote the interests of the United States.  In reality, he is continuing to support the doctrine of the Manchurian Marxist Moslem… perhaps even in violation of US law:

…former US secretary of state John Kerry met in London with a close associate of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, Hussein Agha, for a long and open conversation about a variety of topics… Kerry asked Agha to convey a message to Abbas and ask him to “hold on and be strong.” Tell him, he told Agha, “that he should stay strong in his spirit and play for time, that he will not break and will not yield to President Trump’s demands.”

Source: Kerry to Abbas confidante: ‘Stay strong and do not give in to Trump’ – Arab-Israeli Conflict – Jerusalem Post

 

July 29, 2015

I believe it’s the latter…

It is clear that the final terms of the agreement between the U.S. and Iran fail to meet any of the goals publicly stated by the administration at the outset of the talks…: Either the Obama administration is uniquely inept at negotiations, or the negotiations regarding Iran’s nukes were nothing but a smokescreen for the pursuit of an entirely different agenda.

Source: Iran: The Real Deal | The Weekly Standard

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What Part of ‘Illegal’ Do You Not Understand?
Monday, January 22nd, 2018 | Author:

As usual, great commentary from Victor Davis Hanson:

Illegal immigration is conflated with legal immigration in order to smear critics with charges of biases against the “other” rather than of simply expressing concerns over legality and sovereignty…

“Sanctuary cities” are nullification centers where foreign nationals who have broken laws are not subject to full enforcement of immigration laws, due entirely to political considerations…

“Undocumented immigrant” suggests that the problem is a matter of forgetting to bring legal documents, rather than a decision to ignore the need for legal authorization. 

Source: Mythologies of Illegal Immigration

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Obama’s Dirty Dealings With Iran
Friday, January 19th, 2018 | Author:

Obama has always had an interesting position when it comes to Iran. (You can see a few previous postings about Obama’s affectionate relationships with Moslem nations here and here).  Some of his give-away positions are hidden in the so called ‘side deals’ that he signed in the JCPOA. Charles Krauthammer described the overall treaty with Iran as the worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history.  Most recently there are more insights being revealed:

With each passing day, another disquieting facet of the Obama administration’s dealings with the Islamic Republic is revealed and when taken in totality, paints a disturbing picture of the administration’s underhanded efforts to placate and appease the mullahs and their proxies, including Hezbollah…

So what is it called when a president …

  • Initiates secret negotiations with a Holocaust denier and then lies about it;
  • Signs an agreement with Iran that allows Iran’s most opaque nuke facility to avoid inspection and then attempts to hide this fact from Congress;
  • Weaponizes intelligence services to illegally spy on Americans to secure passage of the JCPOA;
  • Gives the Iranian government, and by extension, the IRGC, $1.7 billion in cash;
  • Relinquishes all valid legal claims against the Islamic Republic, including judgements against the regime for acts of terrorism;
  • Releases convicted Iranian felons without cause or justification and removes others from INTERPOL list;
  • Fails to call out Iran when it materially breaches the terms of the JCPOA;
  • Rewards Iran’s bad behavior by giving consent for the transfer of natural uranium to Iran;
  • Informs Iran about an ally’s intention to knock off a sworn enemy of the United States;

Source: For Real ‘Collusion,’ Look At Obama’s Dirty Dealings With Iran

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40% of US Children Born To Single Moms
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 | Author:

This is an interesting headline.  It makes you stop and ponder the potential consequences of this trend.  Given my experience helping to raise two sons, it certainly doesn’t ‘take a village’ to raise your kids, but it most definitely helps to have two parents to share the duties.

40 Percent of All US Childbirths Occur to Single Mothers, 700 Percent Higher than in 1960…

This is bad news, because good families depend on good marriages. Marriage is the moral glue that binds them.  It’s the stabilizing agent.  There’s a reason that children from married couples do better in school, and are less likely to end up in jail as compared to children of unmarried mothers

Source: 40 Percent Of Kids Now Born To Single Moms—Up 700 Percent Since 1960

My assumption is that this situation has a direct impact on the education of elementary school children.  Many people think you just drop your kids off at school and it’s the teachers’ job to feed and educate them.  As a parent, I discovered that at least 50% of your children’s learning success is based on efforts that take place at home.  Our family would have been severely challenged without my wife’s dedication (e.g., ensuring that our sons’ memorized their multiplication tables in the 3rd grade).

 

Calling for the Slaughter of Jews – Does Anybody Care?
Tuesday, January 09th, 2018 | Author:

It’s now becoming standard religious rhetoric at mosques in the United States:

The “kill-the-Jews” imams in Texas, California and New Jersey have not been fired. It is astonishing. No uproar, no media outrage… All of these imams cite Quran chapter and verse. Thousands of imams across the world, millions of believers believe their gate and bloodlust to be righteous because it’s in the Quran.

Source: NC Imam Calls For Slaughter Of Jews

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Liberalism vs Progressivism
Monday, January 08th, 2018 | Author:

A decent summary of the important differences…

Hat tip to Sundance

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Is Meritocracy Bad?
Monday, January 08th, 2018 | Author:

Some of these people are just plainly “off their rockers”…

A math education professor at Brooklyn College contends in a recent academic article that “meritocracy” in math classes is a “tool of whiteness.” Laurie Rubel implicates both meritocracy and “color-blindness” as ideological precepts that hold back racial minorities from succeeding in math classes in an article for the peer-reviewed Journal of Mathematics Education.

Source: Meritocracy is a ‘tool of whiteness,’ claims math professor