What makes this even worse, if that’s possible, is that it sounds as if Biden’s contention with a policy that results in forced abortions, sterilizations and all manner or human rights abuses is that it doesn’t leave the country with enough young people to pay all the retirees.More
From Kathryn Jean Lopez at NRO:
Yesterday, during remarks at Sichuan University yesterday, Joe Biden said:Mass forced abortions is an entitlement sustainability problem but climate change is a moral dilemma? Sure, put Joe in charge of our health care!
Your policy has been one which I fully understand — I’m not second-guessing — of one child per family. The result being that you’re in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people. Not sustainable.
I’m deeply troubled by the comments reportedly made by the Vice President yesterday regarding China’s reprehensible one-child policy, which has resulted in forced sterilizations and coerced abortions and should not be condoned by any American official. No government on Earth has the authority to place quotas on the value of innocent human life, or to treat life as an economic commodity that can be regulated and taken away on a whim by the state. I hope and trust that the Vice President didn’t actually say what has been reported, and that a correction or clarification from the White House will be forthcoming. The Obama administration should be focusing on jobs for the American people, not encouraging foreign governments to utilize abortion as a means of population and deficit control.
More here: Pundit and Pundette
China's one child policy means babies are thrown away like garbage, or worse.
Speaking of tossing...
Calif. baby tossed from building; mom arrested
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California mother whose 7-month-old son was tossed from the fourth-floor of a parking structure was arrested and booked for investigation of attempted murder, police said Tuesday.
The infant remained in critical condition at University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, said Orange police Sgt. Dan Adams.
Sonia Hermosillo, 31, of La Habra, was arrested Monday night, hours after the baby was thrown over a parking structure railing at Children's Hospital of Orange County. It's believed the baby was thrown from the fourth floor of the structure, Adams said.
Hermosillo was being held without bail.
Islamic Honor Killing in China: Husband Beheads Wife Because She lived "against Islamic law" - Atlas Shrugs
The body of a 35-year-old South Asian woman, who was almost decapitated, was washed up on the beach. The body, with deep cuts to the neck, was clothed only in underwear when it was found by an elderly woman on Friday morning...........
Suspect hits death beach The Standard
An asylum seeker from Pakistan, accused of killing his estranged wife because she had lived "against Islamic law," will appear in Kowloon City Magistrates' Court today charged with murder.
Catholic Leaders Upset With New Obamacare Mandate That Forces Religious Groups to Violate Church Tenets - Gateway Pundit
Catholic leaders are outraged that new Obamacare regulations that force faith groups to violate church tenets and pay for employees’ birth control. The new rules are so strict that most Catholic institutions will not qualify for an exemption.
And a very merry DOOM to you too, sir! - Ace of Spades
The president has acknowledged that without reform, spending on entitlement programs is unsustainable. But he has also made clear that he would never support the type of structural changes to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security needed to make these programs solvent as envisioned in our budget — even if Republicans agree to his demand for tax increases. While a compromise on the way to strengthen entitlements may be one thing, raising taxes in this economy is another. Doing so would exacerbate the jobs crisis for the 14 million Americans out of work. It would negatively affect the businesses across America that we are counting on to get our economy going.
The Euro is doomed, China’s in for a radical slowdown, and America might yet end up as the least-worst economy left standing by the end of the decade. Yay us!
Why Amazon can’t make the Kindle in the US.
Green jobs, red faces.
Is the main driver of unemployment a lack of labor mobility? There is a shortage of jobs in certain geographical areas, but there is also a lack of qualified applicants for the jobs that exist. The author blames stubborn unemployment numbers on a lack of labor mobility, and there is some truth to that, but a bigger issue is the asymmetry between the skills being demanded of the workforce versus the skills that the citizens are actually learning. It’s a failure of the educational system first and foremost.
Dumbed Down “History”: They Gave “Historical Monument” Status to WHAT?! - Debbie Schlussel
This is absurd. Of all the buildings and sites in Virginia that deserve “historical marker” status, the last one I can think of is a parking garage. Sadly, they’ve dumbed down history in Virginia and everywhere else in America. How else can you explain an Arlington historic preservation agency’s designation of a parking structure as a historical monument, merely because it was where Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward met his Watergate source, Deep Throat a/k/a W. Mark Felt, Sr.?
Vogue's Hot New Fashion Trend: Slave Earrings - JamieWearingFool
Now you too can be a slave to fashion.Angry readers are slamming Vogue Italy with charges of racism for running a feature on its Website promoting "slave earrings."
The article, published on Vogue.it on Aug. 5, hyped the trend of glamorously oversized circular earrings and featured a photo of a runway model sporting a pair of hubcap-sized hoops.
"Jewelry has always flirted with circular shapes, especially for use in making earrings. The most classic models are the slave and creole styles in gold hoops," the typo-riddled blurb said.
Girls at risk of talking too much, scientists find
Girls who talk to their friends at length about their problems could be making them worse, psychologists have warned.
The scientists conducted a series of studies and found that girls hoped to feel more cared for, understood and less alone by talking things through.
However, they said it could actually lead to depression and stress.
They advised parents to try to persuade their children that there were other tactics to cope with issues than merely talking.
Four different studies were conducted including surveys and observations of nearly 2,000 children and teenagers.
Amanda Rose, associate professor of psychological sciences in the University of Missouri College of Arts and Science, who led the research, said: “Many girls are at risk for excessive problem talk, which is linked with depression and anxiety, so girls should know that talking about problems isn't the only way to cope.”
Let me add my two cents to this… frankly this hits close to home…
The problem is this, if young girls (women too) talk about their problems with people who are just as fucked up and emotionally unstable as they are it sure as hell will make things worse.
When two fucked up women exchange ideas on problems or relationship issues what good could possible come out of that conversation?
It is usually best to talk with someone who can offer you substance, logic and or understanding and who is a “positive” example to follow.
So you discuss with your friend problems you may be having with your significant other or any life issue however the friend you are discussing those issues with is exceedingly unhappy, experiencing significant “significant other” issues of her own, is emotionally unstable, depressed, financially irresponsibility you name it.
Want to know why so many women are exceedingly fucked up today because they continue to seek the advice and council of counterparts incapable of providing the type of voice needed for a “friend” to examine an issue logically and rationally.
You don’t need a scientist to reveal common fucking sense.
Finally... for now...
Was listening to a radio talk show this morning and they were describing this old dude (64) who had been Twittering some pictures of himself. Really!? Seriously!?
Now don’t get me started on Twitter one of the dumbest and most useless technological activities of the modern era. If you think I’m full of crap the fact that most people who “twitter” on a regular basis are typically the most intellectually vacant people on the planet…professional athletes for example. Few people who “twitter” have anything of any significance that needs to be conveyed to the masses.
Anywho the discussion went to what I have been bitching about here for some time the deterioration of human society and one key factor in determining whether or not someone was a complete dickhead or skank was whether or not an individual had previously taken a picture of himself or herself in front of a bathroom mirror flexing or posing using a camera phone.
Try it people, know anyone who has done this… and I’m not even talking about the asshole politicians who have been busted doing this recently. If you know anyone who has done this run a friendly personality profile on your test subject. Is this individual prone to random acts of retardness, public drunkenness, shallow behavior, lack of basic moral judgment or character or just basically are they irritating or impossible to be around. Guaranteed indicator people I promise you.