Sunday, March 17, 2019


The surprisingly radical politics of Dr Seus

Fed up Paris locals look to BAN Instagrammers who flood their cobbled street to take 'perfect' social media photos

Nazi diary 'that reveals ELEVEN secret treasure hauls hidden across Poland - including 28 tonnes of gold and stolen art' - is unveiled by German Freemasons' lodge

Over or under? Toilet roll debate finally settled thanks to 128 year-old manual

Beer is now being sold as a ‘wellness’ product

Eight surprising facts about getting old in America

It Pays to Be A Wyoming Cowboy
See the first Wall Street Journal article, below.

The College ‘Grass-Roots’ Organizations That Aren’t
See the second Wall Street Journal article, below.

Facebook built a 'panic chute' escape tunnel for Mark Zuckerberg in case of emergencies and spends $10 MILLION each year on personal security to protect the CEO from bomb threats, stalkers and angry employees

Shocking footage reveals some of the 370 CRACKS in a Scottish nuclear power plant reactor that EDF Energy wants to bring back to life

Microsoft’s secret test labs revealed: From labs that stick needles in players' hands to measure their muscles to the ‘mini factory’ it uses to build prototypes

A Child's Face Said 'Help,' So a Kentucky Waitress Did

Judge calls Trump administration push for citizenship question on census forms arbitrary, capricious and a threat to democracy

Activity at a SECOND North Korean missile site could mean the country is preparing for a potential launch following failed talks between Trump and Kim Jong-Un

Ilhan Omar: Obama’s a ‘pretty face’ who got ‘away with murder’

No Need for Thanks

Impeachment may lead Democrats off the cliff

Pelosi: Texas ‘Ground Zero’ in 2020—Will Change World When It Turns Blue

Warren struggles to gain traction amid Sanders surge

The Collapse of the Center-Left

"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – 
which you can never afford to Lose – with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)


It Pays to Be A Wyoming Cowboy

Here’s what happens when a university ignores identity scolds.

March 8, 2019 6:19 p.m. ET

University of Wyoming Cowboys mascot Pistol Pete during the National Western Stock Show Kick-Off Parade in Denver, Colorado on January 4, 2018. 
Photo: jason connolly/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
After Evergreen State and the University of Missouri caved to identity-politics demands, they were shunned by alumni, parents, prospective students and fans. Those are cautionary tales, but the University of Wyoming provides a counterpoint. Turns out there are rewards for not yielding to campus radicals.
Last summer the University of Wyoming unveiled its new marketing slogan, “The world needs more cowboys.” The campaign lauded self-reliance, grit and courage and suggested that anyone with this caliber of character can be a cowboy.he university also won regional awards from the American Advertising Federation in a competition not limited to higher ed.
Administrators elsewhere, take heart and cowboy up. The social-justice warriors may try to lasso you into submission, but they don’t reflect genuine public opinion.
Appeared in the March 9, 2019, print edition as 'It Pays to Be a Wyoming Cowboy.'

The College ‘Grass-Roots’ Organizations That Aren’t

Groups pretending to be student-led movements are often political operations with billionaire backers.

March 8, 2019 5:57 p.m. ET

Anti-Trump billionaire Tom Steyer in Charleston, S.C., Dec. 4, 2018.
 Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images
If college students are politically conscious and impressionable, they might find themselves pawns of national political nonprofits masquerading as student groups. Such outfits, on both left and right, are expanding rapidly on campuses and recruiting students to advocate for their ideological agendas.
At Dartmouth, where I am a student,
These groups are well-organized, well-funded political operations, not grass-roots gatherings or student-led movements. There’s nothing necessarily wrong or unethical about them, but they often convey a deliberately false image of themselves as bottom-up movements when in fact they are top-down, highly purposive national organizations. Students approached by their recruiters—or handed “educational” material by their activists—should ask about their sponsors and objectives.
Mr. Bring studies history and economics at Dartmouth College.

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