Tag Archives: News

Higher Ed Bubble

As Instapundit would say, the higher education bubble is going to pop.

“Around the same time, Pyne began to criticize new graduate programs within the business school. Internally, he told colleagues that they were more like undergraduate programs in quality. He said as much externally, including in comments posted to a local news website, where he also mentioned his findings on predatory publications.” (Bolding is mine…)

I suspect he was right about both the predatory publishing (a method of inflating one’s academic credentials) and the new program… after all, in response the university: 1) Told him that faculty, staff, and students were afraid of him 2) refused to give him access to complaints against him 3) ordered him to take a psychological evaluation or be forced onto medical leave 4) banned him from campus and confiscated his keys… which seems more like what you’d do with someone making threats of mass murder or something…

He messed up, he thought that the university cared about excellence…

 

 

Some ‘Debunked’ Conspiracy Theories May Be True…

A few links here… I thought I’d share… (Which makes me think that although Comet Ping Pong may not be the place, Pizzagate in essence is real…) I don’t have any energy to write about such a gruesome topic, but I will mention that I continue to think (as I told my wife some days ago) that this whole ‘Sexual Harassment Apocalypse‘, the whole media/democrat #MeToo thing, is largely to burn everyone out on hearing about sexual harassment before the really horrible people (the ones that make Brian Singer look humane and moral) get found out. (Also, it makes me wonder if these kinds of rumors (like in the blind item) are what got Andrew Klavan going on A Killer in the Wind…

The Hollywood Rape Machine

Blind Item – The Church

The Last Closet

Something Wrong

San Francisco Fox affiliate flashed the names of the pilot and flight crew from the Asiana plane that crashed at San Francisco International Airport, with the anchor reading:

“The NTSB has confirmed these are the names of the pilots aboard Flight 214 when it crashed,” the anchor said. “We are working to determine exactly what roles each of them played during the landing on Saturday.”

So far so good, The station had confirmation from the National Transportation Safety Board of the flight crew’s names. On the screen, the names shown were:

Captain Som Ting Wong
Ho Lee Fuk
Bang Ding Ow

So, how did this happen, you ask? I have seen several theories and excuses. However I think there is one thing to blame: the culture of Political correctness that pervades the news. It would never even occur to these somber people that names might be funny, hence, they missed someone obviously screwing with them… well, that is my theory.