Daily Archives: January 29, 2016

If they’d come to America, they could at least force a gay bakery to make them a civil union cake; I think.

Civil union cupcake

Civil union cupcakes

Britain: heterosexual couple denied the right to enter into a state-recognized civil union, despite the fact that Nancy Boys and lesbians can.

A heterosexual couple who object to marriage vowed to appeal today after losing a legal bid to be allowed to enter a civil partnership.

Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan want to enjoy the same rights as same-sex couples and mark their commitment with a civil union.

The academics, from Hammersmith, West London, who have an eight-month-old baby and do not want to get married, took the case to London’s High Court.

 

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Why is there no real estate news on this blog?

Because there is no real estate news in our town. The past two days have shown a handful of rentals, a couple of meaningless price cuts, and that’s it – no contracts of note, no sales. I know there’s some activity out there, because I myself am involved in a deal, and rumors have many more edging closer to hitting the MLS.

So maybe next week – check back in.

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Italy proves, again, its fitness to be ruled by others

Hillary in scarf

Do you like me now?

Government covers up its museum nudes from fear of offending Iranian puritan. It also banned wine from the official state dinner, something even the cheese eating surrender monkeys further north refused to do. When you’re shown up by the French in standing up to despots, you’ve reached the depths of cowardice and submission.

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But not Congress, and certainly not the White House

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I can’t pay you more, but I CAN give you an appreciative hug from a big, virile man

Obama moves via executive fiat to force all corporate employers of 100 or more to disclose pay data by sex. 

The EEOC currently collects demographic information annually about companies’ workforces, including data on the race and gender of employees.

Statisticians and economists note, however, that analyzing wage disparities is a complex undertaking, and that aggregating data about many occupations is especially tricky.

“You can’t compare apples and oranges in the same group and draw meaningful conclusions,” said David Cohen, president of DCI Consulting Group, a Washington, D.C., firm that conducts pay-equity analyses for companies. “You’re going to get too many false positives and too many false negatives.”

In a 2012 report commissioned by the EEOC to study the feasibility of collecting pay data, independent experts found that the agency at that time didn’t have the expertise it needed to analyze the information it hoped to gather from employers.

Ms. Yang said Thursday that the EEOC has been working to increase its capacity.

The Obama administration itself is one of the worst “offenders’ of this claimed discrimination, but that, of course is different: liberals don’t discriminate, so different treatment must be the result of natural causes.

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When your government is lying, there’s usually a reason

Boobs

Trust us; it’s for your own good

300 scientists call on NOAA to admit it’s been doctoring its temperature data

Hundreds of scientists sent a letter to lawmakers Thursday warning National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists may have violated federal laws when they published a 2015 study purporting to eliminate the 15-year “hiatus” in global warming from the temperature record.

The NOAA study in dispute claims the scientists found a solution to the 15-year “pause” in global warming. They “adjusted” the hiatus in warming the temperature record from 1998 to 2012, the “new analysis exhibits more than twice as much warming as the old analysis at the global scale.

“As has been acknowledged by numerous scientists, the engine intake data are clearly contaminated by heat conduction from the structure, and as such, never intended for scientific use,” wrote climate scientists Dr. Patrick J. Michaels and Dr. Richard S. Lindzen of the libertarian Cato Institute on the in the science blog Watts Up With That. “Adjusting good data upward to match bad data seems questionable.”

“If we subtract the [old] data from the [new] data… we can see that that is exactly what NOAA did,” climate expert Bob Tisdale and meteorologist Anthony Watts wrote on the same science blog. “It’s the same story all over again; the adjustments go towards cooling the past and thus increasing the slope of temperature rise. Their intent and methods are so obvious they’re laughable.”

Meanwhile, from his nice, warm villa in Bermuda, Mike Bloomberg sends along another reminder of his arrogance, by denouncing Ted Cruz’s views on politics, including global warming (and yes, that’s politics, not science), as a program of deliberate deceit.

“You’ve got a guy like Ted Cruz — who, I think, [top lawyer Alan] Dershowitz said was the smartest law student he ever had — and he says some of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard,” Bloomberg said.

“The only explanation, the only explanation, is he doesn’t believe it. He’s just saying it. Ted Cruz is a smart guy, and you can’t say what he says in an intelligent way,” he said.

In Bloomberg’s world, if you disagree with him, you’re either stupid or a liar, because anyone with any real intelligence will concede the truth of Bloomberg’s infallibility.

Putz.

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