“Studies showed that children with odd names got worse grades
and were less popular than other classmates in elementary school. In
college they were more likely to flunk out or become "psychoneurotic."
Prospective bosses spurned their résumés. They were overrepresented
among emotionally disturbed children and psychiatric patients.”
“The authors also interviewed adults today who had survived names
like Candy Stohr, Cash Guy, Mary Christmas, River Jordan and Rasp Berry.
All of them, even Happy Day, seemed untraumatized.
"They were very proud of their names, almost overly proud,"
Sherrod said. "We asked if that was a reaction to getting pummeled
when they were little, but they said they didn't get that much ribbing.
They did get a little tired of hearing the same jokes, but they liked
having an unusual name because it made them stand out." ”
“But even if a bad name doesn't doom a child, why would any parent
christen an infant Ogre? Sherrod found several of them, along with children
named Ghoul, Gorgon, Medusa, Hades, Lucifer and every deadly sin except
Gluttony (his favorite was Wrath Gordon).”
Of course, a child with an seriously demeaning and ridiculous
name can always be advised to solve the problem by refusing to respond to any name but Janet
(or whatever name the person should prefer).
“My daddy left home when
I was three
And he didn't leave much to ma and me
Just this old guitar and an empty bottle of booze.
Now, I don't blame him cause he run and hid
But the meanest thing that he ever did
Was before he left, he went and named me "Sue." ”
“And he said: "Son, this world is rough
And if a man's gonna make it, he's gotta be tough
And I knew I wouldn't be there to help ya along.
So I give ya that name and I said goodbye
I knew you'd have to get tough or die
And it's the name that helped to make you strong." ”
“I got all choked up and I threw down my gun
And I called him my pa, and he called me his son,
And I came away with a different point of view.
And I think about him, now and then,
Every time I try and every time I win,
And if I ever have a son, I think I'm gonna name him
Bill or George! Anything but Sue! I still hate that name!”
spitzer and wife - the disgusting and irrational behaviour of the leftist fossil media
Several idiocies from the media harpies.
Idiocy one: you’d think he had enough at home.
Typical foolishness of irrational ‘feminists’.
What do they think they are offering - an interchangeable hole?
That is the logic of such expostulations. All women
are just holes. Who would want to change one for another?
Change one for another? No, it is natural human curiosity
and the seeking of different company, a different friendship. Females
are not just holes, as these harpies suggest. They are different people,
with different ideas and experiences to offer.
These leftist media harpies actually seem to hate
women, or wimmin.
The harpies appear ignorant of natural male drives
and economies that are highly different from those of females. And even
so, 10-30% of children are not fathered by the alleged daddy.
Idiocy two: why is she standing by his side? “I
wouldn’t”, or alternatively, “he should go up in public
What do these harpies think ‘marriage’
is? A one way street where the females are there for all the good times
and the billionaire lifestyle, but come a bit of hassle the wife should
be allowed to go off and hide?
Thank the good lord that Silda [Spitzer] has higher
ethical standards than these media blowhards.
Idiocy three: ‘prostitution’ should be/is
What is this? Iran? Saudi Arabia?
As if adults cannot make their own decisions and
enter into the contracts that suit them.
Any woman with more than half-a-brain knows that
any man with more drive than a sheep is liable to such behaviour. So,
if they want a real man, they take the problems as part of the package.
Hillary and Silda clearly have far more sense,
courage and ethics than the leftist media harpies of both indeterminate
Idiocy four: “this is a great tragedy” for
his kids, wife, family etc
It is not “a great tragedy”. It is just
more of life’s rich pattern.
The family and kids will learn from the experiences.The
family remains immensely wealthy. Doubtless, the children go to high-grade
schools where sane discipline is habitual.
robots are a long way from matching human emotional complexity, the
country is perhaps the closest to a future — once the stuff of
science fiction — where humans and intelligent robots routinely
live side by side and interact socially.
“Robots are already taken for granted in Japanese factories,
so much so that they are sometimes welcomed on their first day at work
with Shinto religious ceremonies. Robots make sushi. Robots plant rice
and tend paddies.”
“ For Japan, the robotics revolution is an imperative. With more
than a fifth of the population 65 or older, the country is banking on
robots to replenish the workforce and care for the elderly.
maths as a religion - calculating equality in the uk
‘Equality’ is a religious tenet of socialism, so there have
to be ways of measuring ‘equality’.
Clearly £1 should = €1 = $1
After all, they are all ones.
And obviously a job = a job,
and a female = a male,
and a ’bus = a classroom.
To each according to his (sorry, her) ability,
and to each according to their ‘needs’. Sorry, wants.
You have to be very dumb to be a socialist, so you must learn to believe
(to have faith).
Therefore, you will go to ‘school’ to learn to ‘think’
in the manner legislated by the state, or the priest/imam.
For all the attractions of appeasement, appeasers lose
respect. Appeasement is a foolish and short-term ‘policy’.
George W. Bush stood against cowardice and murder.
John Howard, in Australia, stood against cowardice
Tony Bliar stood against the murderers.
Bliar got re-elected.
Gerhard Schroeder, in Germany, stood for appeasement
and won marginally.
And then was roundly defeated by Angela Merkel.
Jacques Ch-irac, in France, tried to shield the murderer
His bitter rival, Nicholas Sarkozy won by a landslide.
Silvio Berlusconi, in Italy, stood against the murderers.
Romano Prodi offered appeasement.
prodi scraped in.
Now “Silvio Berlusconi, the opposition leader [...] has a huge lead
in opinion polls...”  and Prodi has lost
control of parliament.
José María Aznar, in Spain, lied and
Zapatero offered appeasement. Zapatero remains in office.
“More than half a million children are being taught in failing
secondary schools that risk closure by the Government.
“New GCSE league tables published today indicate that 639 of
Britain’s 3,000 state secondaries have failed to meet the Government’s
minimum target for 30 per cent of pupils achieving five GCSEs at grades
A* to C, including English and maths. Last year, the Prime Minister
vowed to shut down or take over schools that did not reach that level
within five years.”
“1) Best teaching practices would, from my experience, have
approximately 90% of 16 year olds through 4 ‘A’ grade GCSEs
at 16 years of age (currently this standard is achieved by 13.2% of
16 year olds). Best teaching practices would also probably enable at
least 15% of students through a first-class science degree at 21 (at
present only 5% achieve any manner of science degree). I do not include
present psychology and sociology courses as science. I do include engineering.”
(1999) [Quoted from Franchise
by examination, education and intelligence]