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AEI: Ban Bossy Fact Check

mjohansen Wrote: Apr 22, 2014 6:06 PM
So these women are fed up with people calling them bossy, and they demand that those people stop RIGHT NOW!
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AEI: Ban Bossy Fact Check

mjohansen Wrote: Apr 22, 2014 6:06 PM
If you have dreams of becoming a dynamic leader, but you promptly give up these dreams because somebody called you a nasty name ... sorry, you were never going to become a dynamic leader. Leaders do not beg the people around them for permission or approval to become leaders. Asking others for permission and approval before you will take action is pretty much the definition of being a follower.
Who is best qualified to decide what sort of health care you should get? (a) You; (b) Your doctor; (c) Your insurance company; or (d) A bureaucrat in Washington who has never seen you? While OBVIOUSLY the correct answer is (d). How could you possibly be competent to make decisions about your own medical care, when you don't even have a degree in political science?
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Do Something

mjohansen Wrote: Apr 21, 2014 6:31 PM
Yeah! Unless you personally have been made pregnant by a rapist, you have no right to have an opinion about abortion! And unless you personally have had to struggle with keeping a plantation going during a depression, you have no right to an opinion about slavery! Only people who have problems that might make them want to commit an act that some people consider immoral have a right to an opinion about it's morality, right?
Classic liberal "science": How do I know? Because the experts all say so. What's the evidence? I just told you: All the experts say so! What makes these people experts? The reporter called them experts, and they work for organizations dedicated to this issue. What about experts who say the opposite? They don't count -- they've proven they're unqualified by the fact that they don't agree with the real experts. But people who disagree also work for organizations devoted to this issue. You see, that proves their biased! Etc.
Can you give some examples? If not, you're just repeating the same "the proof I that everyone knows its true, so I don't need to give any actual evidence"
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Things to Think About

mjohansen Wrote: Apr 15, 2014 4:39 PM
Hey, if it wasn't for politicians asking for money, the only Christmas card I'd get would be the one from my mother. Talking to fund-raisers seems to be my primary social interaction these days.
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Aiming High

mjohansen Wrote: Apr 15, 2014 4:32 PM
"This is not a high-tech, expensive program." Most good education isn't. I develop web applications for a living -- I certainly have nothing against technology. But many educators these days seem to have the idea that if they just throw the latest gadgets at the students, education will magically happen. Often these things are just gimmicks and distractions. My kids have had whole classes on how to use specific software products, like Microsoft Word and Excel. They teach kids how to use smart phones. Yes, this is very trendy. If that idea had been popular when I was in high school, I suppose I would have learned how to use a Walkman and a VCR. The problem with teaching the latest gadgets is that in a few years they will be superseded by newer gadgets. If a student is taught the basics of math and science and history, he can apply it to many situations. If a student is taught to use smart phone model 2379B revision 4, then when revision 5 comes out, his education is obsolete.
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Statistical Frauds

mjohansen Wrote: Apr 15, 2014 4:20 PM
If you really believe that women are paid only 77% of what men are paid, here's an easy way to get rich quick. Start a business -- any business, apparently -- and hire only women. Pay them, say, 85% of what you would pay a man. You should then easily be able to hire the most skilled and experienced women out there because you're paying them more than any other job the could get. Morale and productivity should be through the roof. And your labor costs will still be 15% less than all the foolish other companies who hire men. So why aren't there hundreds or thousands of companies out there doing this? Even if all the male business owners are too sexist to even think of it, there are plenty of female business owners. And anyone who did it should be trouncing the competition.
The writer is obviously missing one of the most fundamental ground rules for judging Christian claims. Namely: If a non-Biblical source contradicts the Bible, the non-Biblical source is always assumed to be correct and the Bible to be wrong. It doesn't matter who wrote it or when of if there is any evidence to support it.
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