Skip to content

Local Blogger Writes the World Posts

The Tyranny of Blind Ignorance

In the continuing “Liberals are the real Fascists” story that people have decided to just run with Reason essentially reprinted this article (https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Churchill-At-Skidmore-curiosity-might-get-you-15553968.php#photo-19749884)

This Reason article and the source article don’t contain any direct quotes from the students.

Anyone else think it’s odd that both articles contain zero direct quotes from anyone making the complaint? Like maybe there may be more to this that “He went to a Blue Lives Matter display”

Why would two different articles be made without a single direct quote from someone making the complaint?

There are quotes that are purported to be from people, but no direct quotes (there are direct quotes from students who are against his firing, so it’s not like Churchill didn’t reach out to Students)

Also, the articles state that his Wife is not employed by the school, but it’s clear from school sources that there are classes taught by the wife.

I’m concerned that there really is only one side being presented here and the Students are being portrayed as focused on a single event rather than even addressing their concerns directly.

On Balance; only the “free speech” of one party here is being defended.

Here’s one from a Student, take from it what you will, but at least is gives the Students themselves a voice that both linked articles don’t http://skidmorenews.com/new-blog/2020/8/31/opinion-the-petersons-amp-blue-lives-matter-students-reveal-a-pattern-of-racism-among-skidmore-faculty-and-staff

What happens when someone contradicts their boss in public?

What happens when that boss is notoriously thin-skinned?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/05/coronavirus-fauci-trump-anti-malaria-drug

Here’s the same scenario we’ve seen play out over and over, Trump says something dangerous or stupid; a professional steps in, contradicts him publicly, and in about 20 days, they are out of work. At this juncture it’s a medical professional who is being asked to help deliver the tired rumblings of a man who has no idea what is going on at this point.

So, how long until Dr. Fauci is out of a job? I give it 20 days.

Fortnite: Save the Game

I’ve played “Fortnite: Save the World” for YEARS now and it’s not as good

That long title says it all, I used to play “Save the World” ALL the time, anyone who has seen me in game will recognize my banner as one of those ones that Epic gave us play-testers, I played the game before the deliver the payload mission was added, there was a time when outlanders had a neat “gravity bubble” power so the could get high like a ninja…

anyway, that aside to show me cred, I don’t like playing Save the World anymore, not like I used to, I played EVERY night for ages and even when I lost interest I’d try to play 99.9% of days (there have to be days away from the Internet)

So when I say “I don’t enjoy it anymore” that is saying something.

I started playing Battle Royale when I found out about the bases on the map, and the story missions and tasks have kept me playing

I used to spend HOURS in maps in STW just exploring, this is the level of commitment to STW I’m talking about and the level of goodwill that the STW team and EPIC have lost in me. I didn’t even bother with trying to get the spy weapons

Save the world used to be more than a wave shooter to me; but the game is just a borderlands in a bottle game now, and that’s what’s sending me to Battle Royale (never mind that the toxic players are like less than 1% of the player base now, so that’s nice)

So, in short, the Toxic player problem is mostly not a thing in BR (or it isn’t for me) I’ve loved the narrative in the current “season, whatever” and It’s a CRIME that I don’t look forward to Save the World everyday like I used to.

The Lobbers, by the way, were the worst thing of all the recent changes, having 20 or so bombs landing all the damn time in some missions? What?!?!?!

Short Story Stem: Cloudships

It has been over 15 years since the last human sailed the ocean surface of the planet Earth by choice.  The Leviathan put paid to the idea of farming the sea.

The Leviathan are a pod of 300 foot long Vampire squid, jet black, inky death that would make a meal of any good sized saurian.

The Leviathan are the end result of 50 years of speedy and somewhat unfortunate evolutionary leaps forward that some of the more morose people left on Earth as “the big step backwards” strange predatory species popped up overnight, meat eating deer, smart and community-oriented apes that used tools and wore clothes, social conservative weasels that walked like men and got into politics.  It took scientists 5 years to even notice the weasels.  Then there were the millennial squirrels.

Imagine a sabre-toothed, lion sized squirrel.

Got that in your head?

A squirrel that would give your dog good reason to hang up it’s collar and go out to stud for good.

They appeared in the dark forests of Europe and after a few years of culling attempts the European union just evacuated every forest bearing country until the euro-zone was just a bit on the coasts and France.  France held out against the squirrels.  Turned them into écureuil hachées, what you’d call squirrel burger.  They ate horses too, the french.

Now they eat Seagulls.  go figure, even the French had to adapt to fishing for birds.

 

Generation X: Now is the Time!

Why we stopped loving and started just keeping away from each other

Dear Everyone older than 35 and younger than 55:

You lived through the Cold War, we lived with Nuclear Annihilation hanging over us every single day of the week. We watched movies about our neighbours being blown to atoms. We were forced to tolerate Motown via the Whitest movies ever composed.

We survived AIDS. Something that seemed to be so frighteningly omnipresent (thanks to the Murdoch papers) that we thought twice about using public toilets, phones and shared eating spaces. Hugs seemed like taking a risk. All that backwards fear was for something.

This is it; the thing Generation X was made for, bleak, cigarette ash-stained, lost and solitary. Put on some Cure and revel in it, the future we were promised has arrived! #GenXfuture

For those of us in the Dust

“I’m sick of how people have totally distorted what this is,” Colter had said a day before the vote. “For guys on the team, it’s no longer about having a voice. They’re not going to vote yes because they don’t want to tarnish their relationship with the school. I’ve heard concerns from the guys like we won’t get jobs, alumni won’t donate, coach Fitz might leave. None of that has to do with having a voice. It’s become about a fear. It’s saddening because that’s not what it’s about. There’s been so many variables added to the puzzle that shouldn’t be.”

Deadspin: Kain Colter’s Union Battle Cost Him More Than He Ever Expected

I’ve lived through 10 recessions (or at least it feels like that) periods where speculators and money people go into panics and just tank the economy and the rest of the world, the people that buy things and make things and shift the dust around are left holding the bag.  Over and over again.  In the 80s when our Parents and Grandparents were getting on in age and had spent 30 years getting comfortable and being able to afford things like College and 2 Cars and so on the party came to an end for “Those of us in the Dust” as it were.

The Speculators were firmly in control again, the lessons from the 30s (the easy money, the universal speculation) had faded, the people who lived through that era were old, our Parents and Grandparents had been born in the Post World War 2 era boom that was never, ever going to end.  Right?

Who needed Unions and Labor organizations?  They were just keeping people from making as much money as possible; as much as they were worth.  If you were worth more, why rely on a Union full of lazy, corrupt people to take care of what you could easily do o your own; right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX8BXH3SJn0http://

That’s you Projecting…

Angry and practically anonymous

Think of it from the Mill Street owners’ perspective. You can continue working your butt off to hopefully make a living, or you can take a big fat cheque and run. If you were in that situation, what would you do?

I love that a small business owner created a great product and reap the rewards of selling his brand. That’s the whole purpose of starting a small business: so you can one day sell it and retire.

HugoTriptoph 1 hour ago

The student loan thing is interesting.

I’m 43 and have been working at a high paying job for 19 years. I have large amounts of money saved up. ($300,000 ish)

So, I guess I could quit my job so I have zero income, get some student loans, and then putter around keeping my income below $25,000 until I retire with a great CPP plan that they’re going to create.

This is what Canadians voted for. Free ride off the backs of others.

Oh, and I’ll legally smoke weed the whole time, I guess. He promised, right?

EvanOttawa 38 minutes ago

The problem is: too many students go to university to party and delay working for 4 years, without any thought about building the prerequisites for a career. Then when they can’t get a job they blame “the system” instead of their lack of foresight. And now we want to reward those who waste their university education?

BA Campbell

Canada wasn’t in a hole to begin with, anymore than the middle class was being left behind, but a strong, vibrant country with a stable economy. Too bad Trudeau chose to lie, fear monger and speak half-truths to get elected, and now is showing his arrogance in suggesting that this country only now has a chance to be great, just because he and the liberals have been chosen to run the government of this country. Expect to see more of this arrogance and credit taking in the near future.

Clifford Noseworthy ·

I wonder if she well still fell this way when her daughters have been gang raped by “refugees” and nothing well be done by the cops and the legal system for fear of been label a racist.

 

That is just you Projecting

Read the comments section on any website and you’ll eventually come to someone telling us about the future and what other people’s motives are.  This is fine, we all do it:  we look at someone else and say “I bet they like to smell their own farts” or something to that effect.  Perhaps not about their farts.  Let’s put anything about the anus behind us and say that we speculate about the intents and habits of others, sometimes to be complementary “I bet you leave thank-you cards for the Refuse collectors!” to the insulting “I wouldn’t trust you to sit straight on the toilet”

Sometimes, though we look at someone else and say “given free reign, that asshole would run roughshod over the future of every man, woman and child in [ your country here] ”

Concentration Camps.  They have built concentration camps.  

Look at you.  Look at you.