The Whip, Rebooted

Why yes, it is a lot of work, actually, which is why I didn’t keep it up.

But paraphrasing what Kara said on the old Star Trek TV show’s worst ever episode, Spock’s Brain,[*1] “Work and work . . . what is work?”

So, a tentative, nay furtive return of The Whip:

Why are American schools slowing down so many bright children?[*2] Better question: Why are American schools drugging and dumbing down so many bright children – – especially boys?

A Nation Empowered: Evidence Trumps the Excuses Holding Back America’s Brightest Students[*3] РРThe University of Iowa is, sorta, on the case!

Google Chrome Listening In To Your Room Shows The Importance Of Privacy Defense In Depth[*4] . I hate Google only slightly less than I hate, oh, say, Comcast. Google’s corporate slogan is, allegedly, “Don’t Be Evil.” Yeah . . . Evil – – I do not think the word means what you think it means[*5] , Google.

PSA Announcement: If you want somebody prosecuted and/or fired simply because what they say has offended your tender sensibilities, you are not being a nice person. And yes, I myself have occasionally been guilty of this on occasion. None of us are perfect, are we?

Another PSA Announcement: “Fascism/fascist” – – I do not think the word means what you think it means. It is not simply a synonym for “poopy-butt.”

That’s all for now.