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Ron Paul vs Ben Stein @ Larry King Live

Posted in amazing, anthropology, government, political correctness, politics, prominent persons, quotations by questionabletopic on Wednesday, December 30, 2009

то же, с транскриптом и полная версия.

это – академическая иллюстрация Закона Годвина в действии.

STEIN: .. We can’t just let al Qaeda run wild. If we try to stop them —
PAUL: Why?
STEIN: Why should we stop them? Because they are terrorists and murderers and they’re very anti-American.
PAUL: Why are they terrorists?
STEIN: Surely congressman —
PAUL: Why are they terrorists?
STEIN: They’re terrorists and murders because they are psychos.
PAUL: They’re terrorists because we’re occupiers.

именно тот Рон Пол (ранний критик Бреттон-Вудса, важный оппонент Никсона), именно тот Ben Stein (отрицает эволюцию, кризис ипотеки, сын именно того Герберта Штайна, который адвокат, советник по экономике и спичрайтер Робо-Никсона)

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Palin daughter sues for custody. ROFL.

Posted in amazing, anthropology, culture, political correctness, politics, PR, prominent persons, story by questionabletopic on Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Palin daughter sues for custody.

The custody battle between Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin became public last week when two Superior Court judges issued orders unsealing the court record and denying the use of pseudonyms to protect the feuding parents’ identities.

A Dec. 23 order from Judge Kari C. Kristiansen denied Palin’s motion to close the proceedings and opened the case file to public access, while an order issued the same day by Presiding Judge Sharon Gleason denied Palin’s request to use John and Jane Doe in place of Johnston’s and her own real names.

On Nov. 4, Palin filed for sole custody of Tripp Johnston-Palin, the former couple’s son, who celebrates his first birthday today. Kristiansen initially issued temporary orders limiting access to the case file and allowing the parties to file under pseudonyms.

Johnston wasn’t playing along, however. In an opposition to Palin’s motion for a gag order, Johnston’s attorney, Rex Butler, said: “Simply put, this matter is public in nature, the courts are not refuges for the scions of the elite to obtain private dispensation of their legal matters because the public at large has an interest in the proceedings.”

There’s another factor in the mix, of course: Palin’s mother, former governor Sarah Palin, with whom Johnston has repeatedly locked horns in the press, and from whom he claims to fear retaliation.

“I do not feel protected against Sarah Palin in a closed proceeding,” Johnston said in an affidavit accompanying Butler’s filings. “I hope that if it is open she will stay out of it. … I think a public case might go a long way in reducing Sarah Palin’s instinct to attack and allow the real parties in this litigation, Bristol and I, to work things out a lot more peacefully than we could if there is any more meddling from Sarah Palin.”

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Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd on muslim immigrants

Posted in conspiracy, government, opinions, political correctness, quotations by questionabletopic on Sunday, November 29, 2009

звідси: trance.nu

“Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation’s mosques.

Quote: ‘IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.’

‘This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom. We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, Learn the Language!’

‘Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.’

‘We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.’

‘This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.’

‘If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.’
Maybe if we circulate this , American citizens will find the backbone to start speaking and voicing the same truths.

звідси: nytimes.com

Prime Minister John Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spies monitoring the nation’s mosques.

A day after holding a summit with 13 moderate Australian Islamic leaders, Howard said the government had a right to know if parts of the Islamic community supported or preached violence, and he favoured infiltration of mosques and schools if needed.

Tuesday’s summit agreed to examine the training of imams and what is taught in Islamic schools as part of a crackdown on the propagation of extremist views in the name of Islam.

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Поучайте своих паучат

Posted in opinions, political correctness, story by questionabletopic on Monday, October 19, 2009

М. ГАЙДАР: Родители специально устроили эту провокацию, пошли в еврейскую кондитерскую, заставили писать «С днём рождения, Адольф Гитлер», пытаясь таким образом надругаться, усмехнуться, унизить. Оскорбить. Но у них это не получилось. Они могли попросить написать «С днём рождения, дорогой сынок», они могли сами написать.

Не надо унижать других людей.

А. ВЕНЕДИКТОВ: Ты по-прежнему любишь диктовать родителям, как им воспитывать детей.

М. ГАЙДАР: Нет, я к тому, что не диктовать другим людям, что им писать и что не писать.

звідси: http://www.echo.msk.ru/

Ситуация в немецком метро

Posted in culture, facts, political correctness, story by questionabletopic on Monday, July 14, 2008

ИСТОРИЯ: Франкфурт на Майне, городской автобус…
сидит компания из 5-6 таких вот молодых турков и довольно громко обсуждают демографическую ситуацию в Германии…

мол “а в таком-то городе наших уже столько-то сотен тысяч, а в таком-то столько-то”,
“да нас тут уже несколько миллионов! во как мы классно заселяем эту Германию! да мы скоро всех немцев отсюда выживем!”, и т.п….

автобус приближается к остановке, с места встает бабушка…

типичная такая немецкая бабушка – тросточка в руках, аккуратная одежда, седые волосы, уложеные в прическу, строгие черты лица, голубые глаза… бабушка движется к выходу, по пути останавливается около компании турков и спокойно так говорит:

“А когда-то в Германии было 6 миллионов евреев…”.

Автобус останавливается, бабушка выходит…

звідси:
community.livejournal.com/anthropology_ru

Demotivational poster – Illegals

Posted in consumerism, culture, joke, political correctness, politics, prints by questionabletopic on Sunday, June 22, 2008

Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

Posted in amazing, anthropology, culture, facts, opinions, political correctness by questionabletopic on Monday, April 28, 2008

Why most suicide bombers are Muslim, beautiful people have more daughters, humans are naturally polygamous, sexual harassment isn’t sexist, and blonds are more attractive.

Human nature is one of those things that everybody talks about but no one can define precisely. Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, get upset about the influx of immigrants into our country, or go to church, we are, in part, behaving as a human animal with our own unique evolved nature—human nature.

This means two things. First, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are produced not only by our individual experiences and environment in our own lifetime but also by what happened to our ancestors millions of years ago. Second, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are shared, to a large extent, by all men or women, despite seemingly large cultural differences.

Human behavior is a product both of our innate human nature and of our individual experience and environment. In this article, however, we emphasize biological influences on human behavior, because most social scientists explain human behavior as if evolution stops at the neck and as if our behavior is a product almost entirely of environment and socialization. In contrast, evolutionary psychologists see human nature as a collection of psychological adaptations that often operate beneath conscious thinking to solve problems of survival and reproduction by predisposing us to think or feel in certain ways. Our preference for sweets and fats is an evolved psychological mechanism. We do not consciously choose to like sweets and fats; they just taste good to us.

The implications of some of the ideas in this article may seem immoral, contrary to our ideals, or offensive. We state them because they are true, supported by documented scientific evidence. Like it or not, human nature is simply not politically correct.

Excerpted from Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters, by Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa, to be published by Perigree in September 2007.

1. Men like blond bombshells (and women want to look like them)

Long before TV—in 15th- and 16th- century Italy, and possibly two millennia ago—women were dying their hair blond. A recent study shows that in Iran, where exposure to Western media and culture is limited, women are actually more concerned with their body image, and want to lose more weight, than their American counterparts. It is difficult to ascribe the preferences and desires of women in 15th-century Italy and 21st-century Iran to socialization by media.

Women’s desire to look like Barbie—young with small waist, large breasts, long blond hair, and blue eyes—is a direct, realistic, and sensible response to the desire of men to mate with women who look like her. There is evolutionary logic behind each of these features.

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Популярные сказки – политически корректным языком

Posted in event management, joke, language, political correctness by questionabletopic on Sunday, April 27, 2008

Джеймс Финн Гарднер, писатель и актер из Чикаго, переписал самые популярные сказки политически корректным языком, и его книга немедленно стала бестселлером. Эти сказки иллюстрируют тенденцию последовательной политической корректности, доведенной до абсурда.

Мощная культурно-поведенческая и языковая тенденция, получившая название “политической корректности” (political correctness – PC) родилась более 20 лет назад в связи с “восстанием” африканцев, возмущенных “расизмом английского языка” и потребовавших его “дерасиализации” – “deracialization”.

Политическая корректность требует убрать из языка все те языковые единицы, которые задевают чувства, достоинство индивидуума, вернее, найти для них соответствующие нейтральные или положительные эвфемизмы. Неудивительно, что это движение, не имеющее равных по размаху и достигнутым успехам в мировой лингвистической истории, началось именно в США. Английский язык как язык мирового общения, международного и межкультурного, используется как средство коммуникации представителями разных народов и разных рас. Вот почему эти народы и расы предъявляют к нему свои требования. США же – особая страна, население которой состоит из представителей самых разных народов и рас, и поэтому межнациональные, межкультурные и межэтнические проблемы здесь стоят особенно остро.

К тому же “культ отдельной личности”, культ индивидуализма в этой стране, претендующей на удовлетворение извечной человеческой мечты о свободной и счастливой жизни и привлекающей всех недовольных, отчаявшихся воплотить эту мечту на родине, – этот культ, по вполне очевидным причинам, достиг апогея и составляет главный стержень идеологии, а значит, всех государственных систем – экономической, политической, культурной.

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