Some cities I know have smog:
Beijing, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Jakartra, Mexico city, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta. Flights get delayed in Northner Brazil because of clouds of ash from slash and burn smog from the rainforest. Similar shit happens in Singapore. Poland is part of the most polluted corridor in Europe, and pollution which knows no borders fucks over multiple countries.
150 years ago wasn’t necessarily better either. When we burned coal we had London Fog, which is pretty much what you see today in a lot of China. Ships burn the cheapest and most polluting grade of fuel, and so all major crowded port cities are among the most polluted whenever there are sufficient crowds of cargo ships lined up.
Most cities and subburbs near major cities now have a tinge of brown or even grey smog depending on the day, which doesn’t exist in a lot of Southern hemisphere cities. Much of Japan has it to a degree, even in more rural outskirts. After a literally surprised when I didn’t see it in the capital of Western Australia, or most of New Zealand, but then again it’s right by the coast, and Melbourne, Sydney and definitely have it. The skies are generally a darker blue like if you climbed a mountain. Most people have lived with desaturated skies for so long they have forgotten what it normally looks like, and a single farm can fuck it up for several km by a highway just from the dust of a few tractors.
Atheists and agnostics are more apt to be male (64%) than female (36%).
>Atheism correlates with IQ
>women are more likely to have a college education
>women have lower IQ scores
>women have smaller brains
>women don’t have testosterone to calm them down, and go insane at least once a month due to the menstruation cycle which makes holding a rational thought difficult
Ergo women are stupid. As atheists we should value rationality above all; lead a brolife. Work out, stimulate your testosterone levels however you can. Avoid women, they are the devils, they will suck you into atheism+ and cuck you so hard you’ll have blueballs and forget how to solve math problems. Marriage is a parasitical institution that keeps you at your wife’s church and away from atheism.
Remember, if you lose your dick, you lose your testosterone which is the key to your rationality. And if your balls get cut off then you should just cut off your head too. Only your dick matters in this universe. Atheists have found the purpose of life, and it is to preserve your dick.
Pic shows: Toho Zoo announced Grape-kun will be visited by Ikuko Chikutai (Hululu’s voice actress) on May 20; An adorable penguin who fell in love with a cardboard cut-out has been reunited with the object of his affections. Grape-kun, an elderly male penguin, fell hook, line and sinker for the image of anime girl penguin Hululu that was placed in his enclosure at Tobu Zoo in the town of Miyashiro in the Saitama Prefecture of central Japan’s Kanto Region. Zookeepers had to take the distraction away from him as all he would do was stare at her all day, neglecting even to eat his regular meals of fresh fish. But they have relented after Grape-kun regained his appetite and he has been reunited with the cardboard anime. And the zoo has now embraced his unusual crush by broadcasting updates of the odd couple on social media. One recent post told how Grape-kun was looking forward to a visit to the zoo by Ikuko Chikutai who provides the voice of the Hululu character. And the zoo is now selling a Loving Grape drink in its gift shop for 400 JPY (2.76 GBP) to visitors as the “perfect embodiment” of Grape-kun and Hululu’s relationship. It says the white and deep purple colours mix together beautifully, yet the ice cream makes you feel cold, reminding us of “two penguin souls that yearn to be together but must remain in separate dimensions.” The story of the doomed love affair has captured the imagination of online commentators in Japan. One anonymous netizen said: “Seems he’s become the new mascot for the park”, another added: “They should just show Grape-kun an episode of her anime”, and a comedian joked: “Yeah, ‘crushed jelly’ describes my love life too.”
Grape-kun the penguin that fell in love with a 2D anime cutout has died with the love of his life….it’s a tear-jerker. Perhaps in death he has risen to become 2D…they’ll be together forever.
Remember he stood in the rain to be with his waifu.
Would make a good gif. Otakus are like fat penguins.
Fururu over food
He was old and we knew it would happen someday soon.
I have long known from studies referenced that there is no such thing as a gender gap anymore, when you account for hours worked, and the assertiveness and value of women it essentially vanishes or turns insignificant. The prejudice is essentially gone, but the powerful narrative remains. The rhetoric feminists use is based on ancient obsolete studies, not objective and up to date ones such as Pewpew. When you account for men working 9 hours longer and generally get paid in overtime any difference is statistically irrelevant. It is true though that women are somewhat less likely to become major CEOs, enter hard science, or become programmers, and this can be explained in many ways (generally individual decisions by women to work less), which don’t require psychological guesswork, “a patriarchy” or a culture of “oppression.”
I got the “9 hour gap per week” figure from Pew Pew: “Among all people ages 16 and older, men spend an average 30 hours a week on paid work and women spend 21.”
If for some reason you don’t trust Pewpew, the BLS has its own set of numbers that show men work significantly longer. (Men worked an average of 41.1 hours per week. Woman worked an average of 36.4 hours per week in paid employment. More specifically, women are twice as likely to take part-time work as men.) I’m not concerned enough to find out whether Pewpew or the BLS have more accurate numbers, for me it’s enough to show that there is a material difference in hours worked, and both agree on the correlation.
Here’s another fun fact: women actually tend to make more per hour than men doing part time work.
Obviously there is still an absence among the largest CEOs at large companies, but those people live in a totally different world than what any of us are going to experience, where corruption and nepotism are rules governing their a parallel universe that government doesn’t yet have the strength to reset. Women lead fewer video game companies, because women don’t like video games as much, few study programming (except for the transgendered who are overly represented–if they count as women), and women lately have preferred to use video games as a medium to preach progressive messages
in a condescending and boring way rather than to make the interesting escapist fantasies that men actually want to play. (Famous feminists who don’t actually play video games
have waged a war on video games for the last few years, decrying the objectification of women because there have been too many sexy babes, in games that women don’t like to play.) Basically they’re highly irrational and part of the reason American games have been censored and boring lately to avoid controversy, with ugly women with monkey lips as protagonists
or on the covers
More women get college degrees these days (though they favor degrees that tend to pay less), and half of the students in my major were women. If the women from my major want to change upper management they can if they’re assertive and committed to their careers. We nearly had a female president and there were no serious indications that her sex would have been a liability rather than an asset for scoring votes by a large feminist and progressive base, so I consider fighting sexism flogging a dead horse when society should move on to bigger and more real controversies. Feminism is dead, and feminist activism should stay buried along with the 70’s. When the genders are nearly at parity in the workforce, the only way for women to rise further is to feminize men and cut mens’ dicks. (I think we’ve been going in that direction in the west, which has begun to drive men to join “the sexual right.”)
Kushner owes 1 billion in debt for a tower bought at height of Manhatten property boom, and has talked to foreigners (Russians, Chinese, Saudis, Israelis) to try and get them to buy it. Conflict of interest level: red flag.
Trumpcucks will tell you Trump is smart because he went through bankruptcy five times and came out rich, and he’s therefore smarter than you. Ask them, “If I went through bankruptcy ten times and came out richer than Trump would I be smarter than him?”
If they say no, ask why not, and demand they explain their unlogic.
Wait for them to struggle with it, but don’t waste much time or let them get distracted with Red Herrings before advancing beyond the question. Offer to grant for the sake of argument that he’s both smart and capable of leading acountry efficiently, and then ask them to demonstrate he will use those capacities for America rather than himself. (By this I mean that you are asking for proof of his morality; while all you need to know about Trump’s morality can be gleaned from Trump university where his first reaction to hearing about the scandal was to deny it and promise to fight it vigorously in court and give nothing away. A moral person would be horrified and immediately promise to make amends to defrauded students, even if he wanted to keep the amount from being unreasonable .)
Trumpcucks won’t offer proof and will end up stammering conspiracy theories like Scott Adams about how a persecution complex is out to hold good old Trump back. Circular reasoning. They haven’t proven he is good, or defined it, although it appears that they have an Ayn Rand sort of perspective where whenever Trump acts in his own self-interests it must be good for everyone else.
They’re immune to logic and won’t change their views, though fortunately the younger generation aren’t usually so stupid. I am of course citing the absolute unlogic that occurred in the Scott Adams vs. Sam Harris debate, though I have witnessed it firsthand with myriad other examples, and I wish I could be dismissed as exaggerating as Americans tend to do.
If I may speak the platitudes a little, I think people are more similar than different. Racists don’t really recognize this due to a variety of cognitive biases, and the tendency towards tribalism. Not long ago it was not even allowed to intermarry between “races” in America. We really behave like dogs, except I think there is much less variety between races than between dog breeds!
Often people who have no traveled ascribe large differences to other countries, treating them like they are a totally different species rather than just another breed raised in another environment. Our core desires are more similar than different, it’s a grand illusion, and lately I’ve realized that we generally all laugh at the same jokes.
When I say this I mean country to country comparisons. Variations of person to person differences within a country are much bigger than country to country comparions where we regress to the mean.
I will elaborate…
“Vouchers are in my opinion the single greatest threat to America as we know it. That is not hyperbole either.
When you look at the things that have made America great over the last 100+ years, one of the top reasons has been our ability to successfully socialize and integrate very large groups of immigrants into society. Our public education system has been a huge and underappreciated part of that.
Contrast the American public school system with many parts of Europe where they have allowed self-segregation by allowing students to attend religious schools instead of forcing all young people to go to school together.
In fact the communities we have failed the most have been where segregation remained. Specifically African-American’s.
If we break this system we will see an increase of racism and an increase of sectarian problems in America.
Vouchers should in fact be outlawed. If you leave a child’s education up to the parents, you will have unqualified uneducated people determining what is ‘true” and creating future generations of unqualified uneducated people.
This is the most pressing problem in America today.”
>The article you linked to shows that Private Religious Schools provide a better education in all regards. Also, not all Christians endorse creationism. In fact, the Catholic Church has explicitly endorsed evolution, but doesn’t mandate it’s members take a specific stance.
Obviously you haven’t dove into the study and are suffering a delusional confirmation bias. Any kind of regression analysis will show that when you account for the kids who have rich and educated white dads entering school, they would have done equally well and in fact better at a regular school. Skim the cream top and put them at a private school and they will perform well even if the class were taught by trained monkeys who teach by turning on tape recorders. However, public schools hire more qualified and effective teachers, and stick with standard curriculum better which can be measured.
Private school effectively hurts your education in America, as a general rule of thumb according to the metrics. If you send your kids to one you have done them a disservice.