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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Good Stuff By The USA Today: How long can humans live?


Last year, a trio of New York researchers claimed humans had already lived as long as they possibly could.

About 115 years, said Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers, that's the maximum human lifespan. Now a group of Canadian researchers challenges that assertion, saying its possible human existence may be boundless.

"It does not mean that we know there is no limit. But because we can detect no limit it is possible that indeed there is no limit," said McGill University biologist Siegfried Hekimi. "Average human life span keeps increasing dramatically and maximum human lifespan seems to follow. I see no statistical or demonstrated biological reason how we would know that this must stop."

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Capitalism's Characteristics: Why Capitalism Is Good



When you have the great foresight not to consume every resource you've got, what's left over becomes savings.

When you have the great insight to trade your savings for tools that make you more productive, your savings become capital.

Why Capitalism Is Good

Capital is what makes work a little or a lot easier on you, and the key to getting ahead is spending less on consumption and investing more on capital.

Most people consume right up to their limit, and they stay poor or middle class forever.

Those who have great success in life are usually those who create more for the rest of the world than they consume.

Capitalism's Characteristics

Resources find their way into such a person's hand in great amounts because they will grow in that person's care.

Most of us are more or less given exactly as much as we can be trusted to be responsible with in this world.

For many of us that's just enough not to die or riot each month.

For a very few of us that's all the treasures of our great civilization.



Friday, June 16, 2017

The REAL Reason The 1% Has So Much Money and Social Justice Warriors Don't [Video]


The ever insightful Dr. Jordan Peterson at the University of Toronto explains exactly why high income earners make so much while social justice warriors who complain about them online make so little, while analyzing the choices and motivations of young female lawyers and the reasons for the income gap between men and women.

Absolutely recommended viewing for anyone who really wants to understand why some people make more money than others:

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Virginia Shooter Asked: “Are They Republicans or Democrats?”


A shooter — identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkins — armed with a rifle shot as many as 50 bullets into a crowd of U.S. Congress members and their staff on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia Wednesday morning.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others were shot and wounded in the attack as the Republican congressional baseball team held its early-morning practice.

Two of the five wounded include Capitol Police officers and one of them was the gunman himself, who was shot by police, said Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown.

Sen. Rand Paul told CNN a massacre could have occurred if police and Scalise’s security team were not there.

A Partisan Motivated Shooting

Before the shooting, someone asked Rep. DeSantis “if it was Republicans or Democrats out there” on the field.

“Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) described a “very strange” encounter with a man shortly before House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot during a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va…

DeSantis said by phone that he and another congressman were leaving when a man asked them whether Republican or Democrat members of Congress were on the field.”

It was people. It was people out there on that field!

And actually nothing could make that fact more apparent than when bullets started flying at them.

The deadly seriousness of such a situation should be jarring enough to knock nearly anybody out of seeing them as Republicans or Democrats, and back into seeing them as people, and fearing for them, and thinking about their families...

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