The truth hurts

About ten years ago, an economics class was asked about the average yearly pay of a teacher in their high school. The lowest guess was $200,000. One kid said $1 million!

Reality? Closer to $50,000.

Of course, these students don't want to work in a school when they graduate. They want a more flashy and prestigious job. They're confident that their starting salary will be far greater than what they think a teacher makes.

Most of these kids don't have a clue.


Joggers in America

A little target practice:

Marietta Police released a video showing a man shooting at the front door of a home, terrorizing the family inside.

No gun was used in this one:

A combined $250,000 reward is being offered to help Los Angeles Police track down the person responsible for killing UCLA graduate student Brianna Kupfer in a random daytime attack at a luxury furniture store. [...]

Kupfer was working as a consultant for Croft House on North La Brea Avenue and was alone in the store when a man entered the business. She texted a friend saying that she was getting a "bad vibe" from the man, but unfortunately, the friend didn't get the text in time, authorities said in a press conference Tuesday.


Can't sleep early

A tiny positive for teenagers in the last two years:

In a new study from Switzerland, researchers found Swiss teenagers who were home-schooled during school closures between March and June 2020 in the first wave of the pandemic ended up getting significantly more sleep than before the lockdown, which correlated with other improvements in their wellbeing.

"The students got about 75 minutes more sleep per day during the lockdown," says developmental pediatrics researcher Oskar Jenni from the University of Zurich (UZH).

It was a huge pain to wake up early for school, university, gym or work. It's something that I can't explain but my sleep schedule always reverted to 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. when I didn't have to wake up early. Even two different environments like Arabia and Canada couldn't alter that stubborn biology.

It's funny that I prefer a 10-6 sleep schedule but it is what it is.


Learning the hard way

Yeah, I laughed:


Those lovely leftists

The breakup of the USA can't come soon enough:


Aussies crushing it

For England, their best showing was that one match in which they didn't lose. The rest of their scorecards were abysmal.

So, it was quite dismal but I didn't realize that this was their worst performance against Australia in over a 100 years!

19.18 England's batting average in this series, the lowest for any team in a five-match Test series since 2001. It is also England's worst batting average in an Ashes series since 1890, where they averaged 15.74 across the two matches.

The big guns -- Root, Stokes, and Buttler -- couldn't make any impact.


Squeezing blood from stones

Rossmann's point about the income tax introduction is most relevant. When it was introduced over a 100 years ago, it was for the filthy rich who had to pay a shocking single-digit-per-cent income tax! So, the top 5% paid it. Today, the middle class carries that burden and the rich basically have zero "taxable" income.

The wealth tax will play out the same way. The upper middle class -- teachers, professors, lawyers, doctors, OG bitcoin owners -- will be crushed under this new tax while the ultra-rich who have over $100 million+ will utilize their armies of lawyers and accountants to move their cash outside or simply have it not count as wealth thanks to the rules cooked up by friendly politicians.


Word goes Woke

The color of political correctness is purple:

Red lines are for spelling errors.

Green lines for grammar mistakes.

And now, purple lines are politically correct language police alerts.

Who asked for this garbage?

The checker can be turned on and off in a menu called “Grammar & Refinements”, which lists everything it checks: Age bias, Cultural bias, Ethnic slurs, Gender bias, Gender-Neutral Pronouns, Gender-Specific Language, Racial Bias, Sexual Orientation Bias and Socioeconomic Bias.

I wonder how long it takes before that on/off option is taken away.


It isn't 7%

Prices updated from what I wrote a few months ago:

Milk (4L): $4 --> $5
Butter (1 lb): $3 --> $4
Eggs (Dozen): $2 --> $3
Potatoes (10 lbs): $2 --> $4
Coke (6 x 710ml): $2 --> $3
TV dinner (300g): $2 --> $3.5
Peanut butter (1kg): $3 --> $5
Chicken legs (1 lb): $1.5 --> $3
Lean ground beef (1 lb): $3 --> $5

That's the change in my local sale prices in the last 24 months in Ontario, Canada. I doubt the US has it any better. The Federal Reserve increased the money supply by 40%. Prices are simply catching up. Imagine, if you made $20,000 a year before and prices didn't change at all but your income crashed to $14,000. That's the same reality. This is the largest tax increase on the poor since the late 70s.


The Japanese on Covid

Unlike the thugs in charge in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, ...:

Although we encourage all citizens to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, it is not compulsory or mandatory. Vaccination will be given only with the consent of the person to be vaccinated after the information provided. Please get vaccinated of your own decision, understanding both the effectiveness in preventing infectious diseases and the risk of side effects. No vaccination will be given without consent. Please do not force anyone in your workplace or those who around you to be vaccinated, and do not discriminate against those who have not been vaccinated.


Victory has defeated you

The Fake Vaccine Rises:

To simplify booster injections against COVID-19, Pfizer has developed a new Bane-style Vacci-Suit™ to enable the automatic injection of new doses. The suit comes with up to ten additional doses that can be switched out as new vaccines are developed.

Okay, I laughed:

"No one cared who I was before I put on the mask," said Dr. Anthony Fauci in an interview with Don Lemon on CNN. "Before COVID no one knew my name. Now I am proud to unveil an even more elaborate mask and self-injecting bio-suit to further cement my place in history."


Rookie numbers

So safe. So effective.

Obviously, these vaccinated folks need to VAX HARDER!

Seriously, the whole point of vaccine passports is utterly ludicrous since it's the vaccinated who made the numbers skyrocket around Christmas. A sane government would immediately lift the mandate but ... we live in an insane world.


Supreme Idiots

This is supposed to be the "smart" branch of the US government:

Breyer falsely claimed that 750 million people—the population of the United States is 332 million—tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

Another one:

“We know the best way to prevent spread is for people to get vaccinated,” said Kagan. “This is the policy that is most geared to stopping all this.” The data suggests the opposite is true. Cities with the strictest vaccine mandates are seeing the hugest spikes in disease.

The best for last:

The Obama-appointed justice then told this whopper: “We have over 100,000 children, which we’ve never had before, in serious condition and many on ventilators,” she falsely claimed.

They've already made their legal decision to help the fake president. Now, they're just manufacturing scary "facts" to justify their tyrannical conclusion.


Fake errors

Another aggravating thing that these companies do is to not support old hardware on newer operating systems. Over a decade ago, I built a new computer and after installing the new Windows noticed that my HP printer wasn't supported. So, I simply opened the older OS in a virtual window and got the printer to do its job. And yeah, the manufacturer ink toner costs over a $100. I got it for around $20 from a different supplier.


This equality goes to 11!

The logical end point of equality would be to abolish men and women divisions in sports. Of course, as we can see, men would win all the time.

These champions in women sports are mediocre men who couldn't cut it in their own arena. Women and their male cheerleaders swallowed the lie and are now enjoying the fruits of Clown World.


Very pesky data

Vox Day:

Literally every argument for the Covid vaxxes has proven to be false. They don’t provide immunity. They are not safe. They don’t prevent hospitalization. And now it has been demonstrated that they now increase a Covid patient’s chance of dying.

We haven't even seen the full extent of the damage. It'll likely take years to fully materialize. That's why the millions of people who refuse the jabs are so dangerous to the pharma firms and the politicians who're trying hard to reduce the control group.