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ENOUGH: TIME TO TELL THESE PETTY POLITICIANS TO STEP OFF

Time to coin a new term, “Afro-grifters,” to describe those Black individuals who believe they are entitled to the fruits of my labor. As for progressive communist democrats like Adam Schiff, “corrupt schmucks” will suffice.

Leftist Colombian VP Wants ‘Climate’ Reparations From U.S. — America Already Gives Colombia Hundreds Of Millions Every Year.

Leftist Colombian Vice President Francia Márquez Mina demanded reparations from the United States over climate change, even as the U.S. sends hundreds of millions of dollars every year to the nation in economic and humanitarian aid. 

cvpIn an interview this week with POLITICO, Márquez said that the U.S. and other Western countries should pursue reparations in the form of debt forgiveness to Colombia over the issues of climate change and colonialism.

“There’s no doubt that the United States has a role to play. The United States should be the first country to acknowledge that its global politics have helped keep black people around the world and in Africa in a state of subjugation,” Márquez said when asked if the U.S. should be involved in “global and climate reparations.”

“Countries that have participated in slavery and colonialism are the ones that have their black population living without the barest of necessities, in a state of precarity. Those countries most responsible for colonialism and slavery are today’s developed countries, the world superpowers, which paradoxically also emit the most greenhouse gases,” she added.

Márquez then claimed that black people, Indigenous people, and women were most impacted by climate change. She said that the U.S. and other countries should institute a debt forgiveness program to free up resources for “marginalized and oppressed communities.” <Source>

[OCS:  Perhaps someone should rub her nose in the fact that Columbia’s systemic problems were born of corrupt, despotic politicians and oligarchs who exploited their own people.

How about we immediately close our checkbook and make some demands of our own? 

(1) Scientifically prove that we can identify and directly measure man’s climate signal amid the natural viability of climate.

(2) Scientifically determine the optimum temperature of the Earth from the equatorial latitudes to the polar regions.

(3) Scientifically, prove that carbon dioxide is a pollutant and not a requirement for a bountiful life on Earth.

(4) First, present the same complaints to China, Russia, India, and other alleged polluters whose pollution levels exceed those of the United States before holding out your hand.

(5)  Account for the global deaths and misery brought about by the Colombian drug trade, its corruption, and the crime that follows. Until then, shut the fuck up!

And if you decide to shake down the United States by pandering to China, good luck with your banking and commerce – and add yourself to the target list of enemy infrastructure that will be preemptively destroyed in a conflict.]

Schiff and his cadre of progressive communist democrats use the false title, “Democracy For All Americans” in an attempt to restrict unrestrained campaign spending and dark money from their opposition…

SCHIFF-TRUST-ME

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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. SCHIFF introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on ______________

JOINT RESOLUTION 

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the authority of Congress and the States to regulate contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections and to enact public financing systems for political campaigns.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

ARTICLE —

SECTION 1. Congress and the States may regulate and impose reasonable viewpoint-neutral limitations on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.

SECTION 2. Congress and the States may regulate and enact systems of public campaign financing, including those designed to restrict the influence of private wealth by offsetting the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections with increased public funding.

SECTION 3. Congress and the States shall have power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation, and may distinguish between natural persons and corporations or other artificial entities created by law, including by prohibiting such entities from spending money to influence elections.

[OCS: Historically, the progressive communist democrats have attempted to limit corporate donations while allowing unlimited contributions from pro-Democrat unions. And, nothing prevents foundations and non-profits from spending “get out the vote” money only in progressive precincts.]

SECTION 4. Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant Congress or the States the power to abridge the freedom of the press.”.  <Source>

[OCS:  Of course, nothing would prevent corporate-owned media from censoring or distorting the news to benefit a political party or candidate -- and acting as an “in-kind” donation.

OCS: Co-authored by the usual progressive communist democrat suspects… Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.), Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Grace F. Napolitano (D-Calif.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), Henry C. (“Hank”) Johnson (D-Ga.), John P. Sarbanes (D-Md.), André Carson (D-Ind.), Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia), Jim Himes (D-Conn.), Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Paul D. Tonko (D-N.Y.), Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), John Garamendi (D-Calif.),  Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.), Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.),  Dina Titus (D-Nev.), Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), Ami Bera, M.D. (D-Calif.), Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), Grace Meng (D-N.Y.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), Mark Takano (D-Calif.), Ed Case (D-Hawaii), Don Beyer (D-Va.), Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.), Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Ted W. Lieu (D-Calif.), Norma Torres (D-Calif.), Dwight Evans (D-Pa.), Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif.), Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), Colin Allred (D-Texas), Sean Casten (D-Ill.), Jason Crow (D-Colo.), Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.), Jesus G. “Chuy” Garcia (D-Ill.), Jared Golden (D-Maine), Andy Kim (D-N.J.), Susie Lee (D-Nev.), Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Katie Porter (D-Calif.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Greg Stanton (D-Ariz.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), David Trone (D-Md.), Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.), Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), Cori Bush (D-Mo.), Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-N.M.), Nikema Williams (D-Ga.), Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D-Fla.), Becca Balint (D-Vt.), Greg Casar (D-Texas), Chris Deluzio (D-Pa.), Robert Garcia (D-Calif.), Dan Goldman (D-N.Y.), Seth Magaziner (D-R.I.), Kevin Mullin (D-Calif.), and Jill Tokuda (D-Hawaii).]

According to the liar, leaker, and the Bolshevik of Burbank, Adam Schiff (D-CA)…

“The flow of unrestricted corporate and dark money into our elections has dangerously eroded the American people’s faith in our democracy, and in our government’s ability to deliver for them and their families. Citizens United was one of the most egregious enablers of special interest money, but it was only the latest in a long line of Supreme Court cases that opened the floodgates. To truly rein in dark money, we must amend our Constitution. The Democracy for All Amendment will close legal loopholes that wealthy megadonors, corporations, and special interest groups have exploited for far too long, and return power to the people once and for all.”

...and the radical communist Pramila Jayapal (D-WA)...

“Corporations are not people and money is not speech. In every election following Citizens United, billions of dollars of dark money have been dumped into our electoral system, giving corporations and the richest Americans outsized power and influence. It’s time to ensure our democracy works for all people by getting big money out of politics and ensuring every voter’s voice is heard.”

Not one word about the unrestricted flow of union, foundation, and non-profit dark money into our elections.

Bottom line...

Once again, the progressive communist democrats are attempting to destroy the U.S. Constitution and grease the slide to a tyrannical authoritarian government. run by corrupt, incompetent elites.

This is the type of constitutional amendment we should fear from corrupt and incompetent schmucks who believe they are wiser than our Founding Fathers.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


QUEER MATHEMATICS: DOES WHO YOU SCREW AFFECT THE OUTCOME OF A MATHEMATICAL EQUATION?

In quantum mechanics, the action or mere presence of an observer can alter the outcome of a quantum event,

In quantum mechanics, the act of observation can affect the outcome of a quantum event. This is known as the observer effect. The observer effect is based on the idea that the act of measuring a quantum system can change its state. This is because the act of measurement requires interacting with the system, which can cause the system to transition from a superposition of states to a specific state. This phenomenon is known as wave function collapse. It is important to note that the observer effect is a fundamental aspect of quantum mechanics, and it is not limited to human observers; any type of measurement or interaction can cause wave function collapse.

Therefore, I am compelled to ask… Does who you screw affect the outcome of a mathematical equation? In essence, does E=mc2 yield a different result for a White, Cisheteropatriarchal individual than it would for a Black, Latin, and Asian QT [queer and transgender] individual?

More importantly, does the rigorous training required to understand the equation change between a White, Cisheteropatriarchal individual and a Black, Latin, and Asian QT [queer and transgender] individual?

Or, is it necessary to apply principles of equity, the provisions of equal outcomes, to those studying mathematics such that if a White, Cisheteropatriarchal individual receives a Ph.D., then actual understanding and experience in mathematics should be waived or mitigated to ensure that a  Black, Latin, and Asian QT [queer and transgender] individual receives the same degree?

In a spasm of academic bullshit, we find the work of Professor Luis A. Leyva, associate professor of mathematics education at the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University….

Leyva is also an affiliate in Vanderbilt’s Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies, according to his faculty bio. His work ​​”draws on critical race theory, women of color feminisms, and queer of color critique to conceptually and methodologically ground his scholarship, which centers historically marginalized voices in STEM higher education across intersections of race, gender, and sexuality.”

PRISM

Undergraduate Mathematics Education as a White, Cisheteropatriarchal Space and Opportunities for Structural Disruption to Advance Queer of Color Justice

Abstract

This lecture consists of two parts.

For the first half of the lecture, I present findings from my research about the educational experiences of 39 undergraduate queer and trans* (QT) students of color pursuing STEM majors across historically white and minority-serving universities in the United States. Findings depict how Black, Latin*, and Asian QT students’ narratives of experience reflect forms of intersectionality or instances of oppression and resistance at intersecting systems of white supremacy and cisheteropatriarchy (or white cisheteropatriarchy).

I use my analytical framework, “STEM Education as a White, Cisheteropatriarchal Space” (Leyva et al., 2022, American Educational Research Journal), to capture how intersectional oppression among QT students of color unfolds across three interconnected levels of influence in undergraduate STEM: ideological, institutional, and relational.

In addition, I highlight findings that illustrate structural disruptions, defined as educational structures and practices that resist intersectional oppression in undergraduate STEM.

Findings also address coping strategies among QT students of color navigating white cisheteropatriarchy in STEM for protecting their academic success and intersectional identities.

During the second half of the lecture, I apply my framework and research findings to argue how undergraduate mathematics education operates as a white, cisheteropatriarchal space that limits learning opportunities affirming of queer of color identities and experiences.

I conclude by re-imagining undergraduate mathematics education with structural disruptions that advance justice for learners marginalized across intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. This re-imagining accounts for ideological, institutional, and relational forms of disruption that interrogate dominant forms of knowledge production as well as expand access to learning opportunities and departmental support that affirm queer of color identities.

<Source>

What the hell does this mean?

White, Cisheteropatriarchal individuals sit in the back and are docked 50 points on a test, while Black, Latin, and Asian QT [queer and transgender] individuals sit in the front of the class and get 50 points on a test?

Bottom line…

I have learned that some people are predisposed to study mathematics, and others are not. To the extent that some minorities discourage and harass high achievers within their identity class, that is a disciplinary problem, not one of structural White supremacy.

We need to concentrate education on those motivated to study mathematics and who are capable of understanding the subject matter.

We need to reduce educational costs by removing highly-paid academic fools who publish and present nonsensical gibberish to other academic fools.

And for those who believe that 2 + 2 does not equal 4 (base 10), perhaps they need to be academically sidelined to the dustbin of history.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS