“I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid persons are generally Conservative. I believe that to be so obvious and undeniable a fact that I hardly think any hon. Gentleman will question it.“
Japan wants to reopen 2 reactors.
I reckon they’ve figured that they’ve dried out.
Nukyelar energy… a series of accidents waiting to happen, and if they don’t, thousands of years of vigilance ‘cos the trash is even deadlier than CO2. What the eff is wrong with us?
“A steady flow of stupidity”: Reality in Ukraine — and Obama and the New York Times’ bizarro parallel universe
We voted for this shite? Or are Dubya & Cheney still pulling the strings?
Read for a view not often seen in the MSP.
“Although the concept of justification has played a significant role in many social psychological theories, its presence in recent examinations of stereotyping has been minimal. We describe and evaluate previous notions of stereotyping as ego-justification and group-justification and propose an additional account, that of system-justification, which refers to psychological processes contributing to the preservation of existing social arrangements even at the expense of personal and group interest. It is argued that the notion of system-justification is necessary to account for previously unexplained phenomena, most notably the participation by disadvantaged individuals and groups in negative stereotypes of themselves, and the consensual nature of stereotypic beliefs despite differences in social relations within and between social groups. We offer a selective review of existing research that demonstrates the role of stereotypes in the production of false consciousness and develop the implications of a system-justification approach.
[T]he rationalizing and justifying function of a stereotype exceeds its function as a reflector of group attributes—G. W. Allport (1958, p. 192).”
This explains poor right-wingers and a lot more.
Still, it seems to me just another aspect of cogdis.
There is less than 1 chance in 100,000 that global average temperature over the past 60 years would have been as high without human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, our new research shows.
Published in the journal Climate Risk Management today, our research is the first to quantify the probability of historical changes in global temperatures and examines the links to greenhouse gas emissions using rigorous statistical techniques.
Our new CSIRO work provides an objective assessment linking global temperature increases to human activity, which points to a close to certain probability exceeding 99.999%.
(See Timbuk? I -can- do it!)
Libyan or Algerian tourist
Heavy air traffic on the beach
Marcus Aurelius and Luciius Verus
Mosaic collection, Bardo Museum
Examples of Muslim art
Dionysius relieving himself
Street scene, Dougga
Roman passtime on the pavement of Dougga (a game similar to marbles)
Worker in the hotel
a cafe in Hammamet
The Medina in Hammamet
City Wall, Hammamet
Hotel pool, the Med
Roman Mosaic, Bardo Museum
Views of the Roman theater, Dougga
Before and after pics of mosaics in Dougga w/water
The Capitol Temple, Dougga
Celeste temple (above), me on waterbike (below)