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I am a catholic conservative and a registered republican (I think). I believe in small government, a balanced budget, and personal responsibility. I am studying austrian economics on my own ( as opposed to the Keynesian model). I reject moral relativism and collectivism. I am an individualist which means I don’t believe in the concept of lgbt/women’s/black/Indian/some minority/poverty rights and unions. I am pro-life. I am Catholic. I believe in the constitution and the America and American values instilled by our founding fathers. I am against all government entitlement systems and the welfare state.

My Political Views
I am a right social libertarian
Right: 7.36, Libertarian: 4.7

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My intro to law professor makes me think Chicago is the scummiest city in the nation

The Gender Gap Myth

matthewpolitical:

matthewpolitical:

Friends, colleagues, enemies, lovers and haters. I’m going to englighten you on the common “Gender Wage Gap” myth and how the left will use it to add fuel to their nonsense fire. 

Sure if you pull up the Census’s information it will tell you that there is such a thing as gender wage gap….

But, if you consider, for example, how men and women differ in their college majors. Here is a list (PDF) of the ten most remunerative majors compiled by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Men overwhelmingly outnumber women in all but one of them:

1.   Petroleum Engineering: 87% male
2.   Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration: 48% male
3.   Mathematics and Computer Science: 67% male
4.   Aerospace Engineering: 88% male
5.   Chemical Engineering: 72% male
6.   Electrical Engineering: 89% male
7.   Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering: 97% male
8.   Mechanical Engineering: 90% male
9.   Metallurgical Engineering: 83% male
10. Mining and Mineral Engineering: 90% male

And here are the 10 least remunerative majors—where women prevail in nine out of ten:

1.  Counseling Psychology: 74% female
2.  Early Childhood Education: 97% female
3.  Theology and Religious Vocations: 34% female
4.  Human Services and Community Organization: 81% female
5.  Social Work: 88% female
6.  Drama and Theater Arts: 60% female
7.   Studio Arts: 66% female
8.   Communication Disorders Sciences and Services: 94% female
9.   Visual and Performing Arts: 77% female
10. Health and Medical Preparatory Programs: 55% female

So when it comes to career choices, you’ll see women prevailing in care-taker careers while the men tend to lean towards introspective jobs where there is lack of contact with people.  Early childhood educators and social workers can expect to earn around $36,000 and $39,000, annually. By contrast, petroleum engineering and metallurgy degrees promise median earnings of $120,000 and $80,000 annually. Then by looking at the breakdown  you’ll see by far that petroleum engineering is dominated by men, and by far Earlyhood education is dominated by women. 

Economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis surveyed economic literature and concluded that “research suggests that the actual gender wage gap (when female workers are compared with male workers who have similar characteristics) is much lower than the raw wage gap.” They cited one survey, prepared for the Labor Department, which concluded that when such differences are accounted for, much of the hourly wage gap dwindled, to about 5 cents on the dollar.  Further studies have shown that the wage gap is even smaller when you take into account the life choices, hours worked and experience into the model. 

But, finally our President cares such much why are female staffers only paid 88 cents on the dollar compared to men at the White House. 

When you get down to the nitty gritty details, you’ll often find that women/men that have worked the same amount of years, hours, same job title and position barely have any gap, if any. But, the census bureau fails to include any of the details and therefore assumes that women are unequally paid.

It all factors down into the career path that everyone makes, choosing higher paying majors will lead to higher paying jobs, choosing majors with lower average earnings will lead to lower paying jobs, it’s that simple. But, pay shouldn’t be the decisive factor, but you shouldn’t cry wolf why you’re not getting paid squat when you’re an English major, compared to someone who has majored in Engineering.  

Just reblogging this in lieu of todays vote. 

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live-action modern day “the lion king”
NEW YORK, 1960s. The civil rights movement reaches its crest. Mufasa, a prominent activist leader in the city, clashes against his younger brother Scar, himself a prominent leader of the mafia underground. Politics against politics, brother against brother; Mufasa dies, Scar reigns. A new law governs New York in the 70s: blood and bribery.

Idris Elba as Mufasa, Michael K. Williams as Scar, Naomie Harris as Sarabi, Jaden Smith as Young Simba, Amandla Stenberg as Young Nala (not giffed), Taraji P. Henson as Timon, Mo’Nique as Pumbaa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Older Simba, Kerry Washington as Older Nala, John Boyega as Kovu, Zoe Kravitz as Kiara.

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anxius:

boys? you mean sex toys that are rude and don’t even vibrate? no thank u

Look at that? A 50,000+ text post sexualizing and ridculing a whole gender as an object. As long as it’s male.

Should America partition Iraq into three different nations?

I’m not talking about the way imperial Europe partitioned land, but with Sunni and Shi’ite leaders, as well as Kurdish, partition Iraq into a Shi’ite Iraq, Sunni Iraq, and a Kurdistan?

Anthony Davis is still on crutches. He’s doubtful for Sunday.

That’s the 18th player unable to play for varying reasons.