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https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-navy-detected-titan-sub-implosion-days-ago-6844cb12 U.S. Navy Heard What It Believed Was Titan Implosion Days AgoUnderwater microphones designed to detect enemy submarines first detected Titan tragedy"Oh yeah, we knew they were dead. Sorry about your days of search and worry."
Jimmy Dore covered the fact the CIA was openly recruiting, but he hasn't put 2 and 2 together to realize what AOC is.
I think it depends on whether you hate the people on the craft or not.
who do you select to be its captain or pilot ?
What is AOC ? A Democrat-Socialist poser who is a CIA hack ?
She's an actress. She has no genuine beliefs. Everything she says has been scripted for her.
I can't believe she is not a Left Wing ideologue. Now Bill Clinton is someone who did not have genuine beliefs and just was a self dealing whore.
I knew people that were against the Iraq war but we're perfectly fine bombing Libya because supposedly Quaddafi was handing out Viagra.
I knew people that were against the Iraq war but we're perfectly fine bombing Libya because supposedly Quaddafi was handing out Viagra.That is because their cult leaders (Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton) were involved with the Libya bombing. But I agree as it just shows they thrive in heir own hypocrisy. These same ones are cheering US spending billions to support Ukraine's war efforts.,
Why? Most people don't have any principles.
That is because their cult leaders (Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton) were involved with the Libya bombing. But I agree as it just shows they thrive in heir own hypocrisy.
These same ones are cheering US spending billions to support Ukraine's war efforts.
Nope, people opposing Iraq war should oppose Pukin's aggression for exact same reasons.
And the only way to end this aggresion is peace through superior firepower. As in giving Ukrainians everything they need to kick that warmonger Stalinist fuck back inside his borders.
How to Kill the IncompetocracyRuling class legitimacy is built on academic prestige. That's a fatal weakness ripe for disruption.There’s a misconception out there that the source of the ruling class’ legitimacy is the consent of the governed. The idea is that they derive their right to hold power from obeying some form of constitutional contract, which requires them to periodically seek the approval of the masses at the ballot box. The people having approved, they have their mandate and can do as they will (provided they follow the stipulations of the contract under which they gained it).This is really only a very partial answer, and is relevant only to elected officials. It has nothing to do with the bureaucrats, corporate executives, university presidents, media moguls, and so on that compose the rest of the ruling class – indeed the bulk of it. ...The Western system of liberal democracy is nominally meritocratic. It is premised on the idea that all men are to be given the opportunity to better themselves, and that being the case, that the best will naturally rise to power. That leads to the first point I want to make here: the source of the ruling class’ legitimacy is not votes, and it is not dollars: it is credentials.As I’ve written before, the ruling class ultimately derives its assumed right to rule from the prestige of academic institutions. The idea is that the smartest kids are admitted to the best schools, where they’re taught by the top minds in the sciences, philosophy, law, medicine, and the arts. They therefore possess both the highest degree of natural aptitude, and have been provided with the best possible training, meaning that they are naturally the most suited to take society’s reigns. As a result, the most powerful institutions recruit primarily from these top universities, meaning that the top universities are the gatekeepers to power. Once one has obtained a degree from the right school, and as long as one does not rock the boat too much, the doors to the halls of power open, and the money follows.If it worked properly, it would be quite noble. The problem is, it doesn’t.What universities really sell isn’t an education: it’s the credential. The more cynical students will note that C’s and D’s get degrees, a frank statement that they can cruise through their undergraduate years doing the bare minimum and squeak out the door with a piece of paper that will be every bit as valuable as the document bestowed upon their more talented and diligent classmates. Sure, employers might ask for their transcripts; but in practice they rarely do.Credentials are meant to serve a crucial social function. They’re supposed to be a guarantee that a potential employee or professional has mastered the skills for which his services are being retained. When you walk into a doctor’s office, you don’t want to spend three hours grilling him on his knowledge of molecular biology and skeletal anatomy; you want to assume he knows his stuff, so you can get on with the business of figuring out whether or why you’re sick and what to do about it. The credential outsources professional quality control to a third party, making it easier for both of you to conduct business. ...At some point over the last generation, the ruling class shifted its emphasis from competence to ideological loyalty. Some degree of indoctrination was always a factor, of course, but until recently the idea was to take the smartest recruits you could find, and then make them loyal. That was the purpose of the Rhodes scholarships, for instance. It was widely understood that while you needed your leadership cadre to be team players, it was absolutely crucial that they also be good at what they do. In practice, that meant sacrificing a certain degree of unity of purpose, because smart, ruthless people also tend to be independent-minded and outspoken. Still, whatever amount of friction that was caused by the ruling class sometimes operating at cross-purposes with itself was more than compensated for by the competitive advantages of a truly meritorious elite.It doesn’t work that way anymore. Now, entrance into the top schools depends far less on grades, which is to say far less on ability, and more far on ideological purity. The ruling class has prioritized loyalty above all else.This shift in priorities compromises the educational system at a very basic level. Classroom instruction is now much less about teaching students how to think and how to do things, and far more concerned with ensuring they become appropriately enthusiastic about what they’re supposed to feel1. This is true at every level in the system, right on through post-graduate education.Since those being advanced through the system are being evaluated not on their intellectual ability so much as their emotional docility, the overall level of competence declines. Dull minds have a harder time mastering difficult material; therefore, the rigour of the curriculum is reduced.The result is the incompetocracy: a ruling class exhibiting near perfect unity of rigidly disciplined ideological purpose, able to move in synch with one another like a school of hungry piranhas, but composed of unimpressive cretins who are individually incapable of doing whatever task is assigned to them.Look at Biden’s train wreck of a regime. These people all attended the best schools. I wrote that last sentence without actually knowing, I just assumed it was probably true, but sure enough: the new press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, went to a Long Island prep school, and has a master’s degree from Columbia. Despite that, she’s barely able to string enough coherent words together to form a half-convincing deception. The mumbling non-entity of a Secretary of State Antony Blinken is a Harvard man, which is no defense against being regularly humiliated by his international counterparts. Treasury Secretary Yellen attended Brown and got her PhD from Yale, which does nothing at all to stop shortages and inflation from nuking the economy. Attorney-General Merrick Garland has a law degree from Harvard, and presides over a steady dissolution in the rule of law. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo is a Rhodes Scholar. And so on and so forth. They’re an impressively credentialed group of people, but the country is rotting like a dead raccoon on the highway.Look at the total failure of the public health system over the last two years, the absolute pointless nightmare we’ve all lived through, and are still living through.Look at the WEF, supposed masterminds of reality, who manage to alienate another million people every time one of their august members opens their stupid mouths. They can’t even get their messaging right, and for all that their plans of world domination are transparently evil, those plans are failing in real time. ...Doctors who don’t know medicine. Teachers who are barely literate. Lawyers who don’t understand basic principles of jurisprudence. Scientists who seem to be ignorant of basic things in their own fields, who get outmaneuvered by schizo anons shitposting their statistical analyses on Twitter.A generation of diluted educational standards, of premising entry into the ruling class on the basis of ideological purity rather than ability and mastery, has produced a society in which everything is breaking down. ...We need a new ruling class.So long as membership into the ruling class is regulated by admission to top universities, however, the ruling class can’t be changed, because the universities are specifically designed to make sure that only the ideologically pure can get through. It’s a cozy relationship they’ve got and none of them have any intention of changing it.Therefore, we need to break the monopoly of the universities.Since the universities don’t sell education, but credentials, we need a new system of credentialing. ...Anyone can learn as much as they want, as rapidly and thoroughly as they want to learn it, and do so for a small fraction of what a university degree costs. The problem is that there’s no proof of work. How does an autodidact reassure a potential employer or customer that they know what they’re doing? On the other hand, there are the university graduates, who possess a credential that both the graduates and their potential customers and employers know is essentially meaningless.There’s a market opportunity there. Listen up, Peter Thiel: whoever does this right won’t just make a lot of money, they’ll blow a hole below the waterline in the ruling class’ legitimacy.One very obvious answer is standardized testing. We’ve already got that, of course: SATs at the end of high school, GREs for grad school, LSATs for law school, and so on. Standardized testing could be taken a lot further than it is, however. It could made a lot more granular and precise, to the point where classroom grades become entirely irrelevant.Instead of having one big test at the end of school, tests could be provided on a subject-by-subject basis: Algebra I, Algebra II, Algebra and Geometry, Single-variable Calculus, Multi-variable Calculus, and so on. Students could take the test whenever they feel ready, after studying the material in whichever fashion they feel most comfortable, whether alone, or with the assistance of a tutor, or at a more traditional school.Rather than having the tests be written at an appointed time and physical location, the tests could be taken at home, with screen-sharing and cameras ensuring no cheating was taking place. Randomization algorithms – changing the numerical answers to mathematical questions, switching the order of multiple-choice questions, and so on – could be used to ensure that each test was functionally equivalent but unique in its particulars, making cheating yet more difficult. Since the speed with which a student completes the test is easily recorded, and since it is generally the case that mastery correlates with speed on a test, whereas cheating usually slows things down, making speed a factor would also discourage cheating. “Oh, you scored a 95% on Calc II in 75% of the average time,” sounds a lot better than, “Huh, you got a 60% and took 1.3x as long as average.” ...There’s no reason that such a system should require an expensive, unwieldy government bureaucracy to support. In fact it’s best if it’s done outside of the state. The system would support itself with user fees. Rather than students paying to sit in class, they would pay the standardized testing corporation to take the test. If they want a better grade, they can take the test again; thus providing an incentive to do it right the first time. By building it in the private sector, it can be started more or less immediately, without waiting for anyone’s permission. Furthermore, as a private entity, it can easily be exported around the world, thereby providing an objective evaluation of student ability everywhere.For employers, it would remove a great deal of ambiguity: rather than shrugging their shoulders and hoping that a diploma from Wherever U meant something, they could review a potential employee’s educational records in detail, gaining immediate knowledge of what they know, how well they know it, and how that compares to other applicants.Students would be liberated entirely from the requirement to get into a ‘good school’, or even attend school at all. Autodidacts would be on equal footing with Ivy League entrants, since the relevant question would no longer be ‘where did you go to school’, but ‘what do you know and how well do you know it?’ Furthermore, students would no longer have to worry about matching wits with administrators looking to maximize tuition dollars by any means fair or foul when they want to change schools: there would be no questions about whether a credit gained in one subject was really equivalent to the comparable course offered at the new school. The same would apply for qualifications obtained in different countries.The ultimate result would be that an Ivy League pedigree would no longer be considered sufficient evidence of merit for one to claim legitimacy. ... Erect a parallel system that provides credentialing that is more objective and more accurate, and that prestige, and the legitimacy it confers, will evaporate.
giving Ukrainians everything they need tokick that warmonger Stalinist
we should at least have the same standards, and if we are to improve as a society, we should be improving standards such as each year the ACT and SAT should be made more difficult very slightly
Politico ran a stomach-turning story yesterday headlined, “Chinese hackers nab 60,000 emails in State Department breach.”image 4.pngSuper qualified Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said she has no idea how the Chinese got into all her secret emails.According to newly-released information, the highly-competent diplomats at the State Department reluctantly admitted yesterday that the meddlesome agency accidentally gave its email and banking information to a displaced Chinese prince who needed some help getting ten million dollars out of the communist country. Apparently, he explained that the secret police were closing in, and he urgently needed to get his family’s fortune out, quick, and he was willing to let the State Department keep ten percent for the help.Or something like that: “State Department officials said hackers broke into the 10 accounts using a token stolen from a Microsoft engineer.”Uh huh.I don’t mean to sound repetitive, but shut it down before things get worse. Please. I’m begging.
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