Posts Tagged ‘clueless’

“Coke Gets Inclusiveness, But Many Still Don’t,” Smug Briton Reports

Diversity Executive has a blog post titled “Coke Gets Inclusiveness, But Many Still Don’t,” tapped out by Englishman Stephen Frost. Google for the article. Feeding trolls is something I don’t do. As you’ll see, there’s another reason I’d rather not make finding Stephen’s article any easier. Stephen has built a strawman from the tweets sent in […]

Fighting Stupid With Stupid Only Leads To More Stupid

Kansas University professor David Guth tweets: The blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God damn you. Stupid. The Kansas Board of Regents unanimously votes to revoke academic freedom and basic right to freedom of speech. Stupid2. This is a self-serving […]

Unconscious Unethical

The Johari window is well known in teaching and learning circles and can be a useful way to illustrate various cognitive limitations in thinking. Most frequently, it is used to show what attributes you and other may know about you (see Figure 1.) An individual interested in personal growth would presumably work to shrink the […]

Repeal the Wheel!

Writes Robert Samuelson in The Washington Post, If I could, I would repeal the Internet. It is the technological marvel of the age, but it is not — as most people imagine — a symbol of progress. Just the opposite. We would be better off without it. I grant its astonishing capabilities: the instant access […]

How to Experience the Dark Ages Today

This unfortunate soul found out: A man accused of desecrating the Koran was burned alive by a mob at a Pakistani police station, Reuters reported, citing police. The unnamed man was a traveller who spent Thursday night at a mosque in Seeta, in the southern Sindh province, local imam Maulvi Memon said. He claimed the […]

Experts in a Time of Unreason

Sarah Hoyt has an interesting essay on her experience of becoming a United States citizen. This comment caught my eye: Part of the thing with Europe is the worship of the “experts.”  “We’ll take it to the expert” or “We’ll have the expert do it.” Yet, when the experts get it wrong, even when the […]

“If You Have The Ability to Create Your Own Currency, How Can You Ever Be Broke?”

So asks commenter, “Yavin4,” over at DemocraticUnderground.com. Let’s say that you have the ability to print your currency using your computer printer, and every merchant accepted your printouts as a valid exchange for goods and services. You need to pick up your dry cleaning? You printout a $20 bill and your cleaners hand over your […]

Good Intentions, Bad Results

In The Logic of Failure, Dietrich Dörner makes the following observation: In our political environment, it would seem, we are surrounded on all sides with good intentions. But the nurturing of good intentions is an utterly undemanding mental exercise, while drafting plans to realize those worthy goals is another matter. Moreover, it is far from […]

Generous Threats – Aussie Style

Seems more than a few Aussies are receiving fake death threats via SMS: Police and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission have warned that the messages – which typically read “Someone paid me to kill you. If you want me to spare you, I’ll give you two days to pay $5000. If you inform the […]

OWS Alchemy

But you should have heard the crying and pleading from dedicated Madison folk about how important it was to keep open this wholly unregulated, health-code flouting shanty town, which, it was argued, was housing the homeless. How insidiously consistent that the Occupy With Self rabble would seek to turn their constitutionally protected, but shallow protest […]