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Georgetown professor says white GOP senators “deserve miserable deaths” after Kavanaugh hearing

What a miserable creature.

From Fox News: An anti-Trump professor at Georgetown University is taking heat for a tweet saying white Republican senators who were at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing Friday should be castrated and endure a miserable death.

Dr. Carol Christine Fair, an associate professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown, said white Republican senators, specifically Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, who defended Kavanaugh in a fiery speech, deserve miserable deaths.” Fair went on to say in her Saturday message that the living should “castrate their corpses and feed them to swine.”

“Look at [this] chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist’s arrogated entitlement,” she wrote. “All of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps. Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes.”

The week before, Fair went on a profanity-laced Twitter tirade against Kavanaugh, calling the embattled nominee a “rapist” and “perjurer.” She described the GOP as a “f—ing death cult” and “filthy swine.”

One Georgetown student pointed out the oldest Catholic university in America would not recruit students with this kind of behavior in their online portfolio, and it makes no sense coming from a distinguished professor, either.

“I don’t think people that Georgetown actually employs should be held to a significantly lower standard,” one student told Campus Reform, “And clearly, any of her students that see this rant are going to feel threatened if they have opinions that differ from hers.”

Fair told Fox News the tweets are part of her “private speech” and referred to a blog post she wrote on her personal site in which she wrote she chose her words specifically, and they were “intended to make you uncomfortable.”

A Georgetown University spokesperson told Fox News the views of faculty members expressed in their private capacities are their own and not the views of the university.

“Our policy does not prohibit speech based on the person presenting ideas or the content of those ideas, even when those ideas may be difficult, controversial or objectionable,” the statement said. “While faculty members may exercise freedom of speech, we expect that their classrooms and interaction with students be free of bias and geared toward thoughtful, respectful dialogue.”


Feel free to leave a message for Georgetown President John DeGioia here or here.

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Atheists have lowest retention rate of all religious groups

What would it take for you to declare with certainty that “There is no $100 bill in my sock drawer?” (That statement, by the way, is what epistemologists call an “Instantial Negative” because it is about the “not-ness” or not-being-there or non-existence of one instance of a class of phenomena, in this case, of one hundred dollar bills. You’re not saying there are no $100 bills, ever. You are simply saying that there isn’t a $100 bill in your sock drawer.)
To confirm or disconfirm your declaration, you or I would have to look in your sock drawer and see with our own eyes that, indeed, there is no $100 bill in there. Right?
The same — and more — applies to a declaration that “There is no God”. (That statement is a “Categorical Negative” as it is about the “not-ness” or not-being-there of an entire category of phenomena: God. You are not saying that a particular god, e.g., Apollo, doesn’t exist. You’re saying there is no god, any god. Period.)
Atheists are those who, despite not having seen EVERYTHING in the Universe or on Earth or even their own back yard (some don’t even know what’s in their sock drawer), are so intellectually arrogant that they dismiss the existence of God.
Atheists cling to their unbelief with great fervor. Indeed, it takes a great deal of unbelief to not believe that God exists.
In other words, atheism is an intellectually (logically, epistemologically, empirically) indefensible position. Agnosticism, however, is defensible. Agnosticism is a skepticism about the existence of God because there’s an absence of evidence for what that individual would accept as sufficient evidence. An alternate definition of an agnostic is one who, while doubting God’s existence, does not subscribe to any religion or creed.
Given their intellectually indefensible position, it is not surprising that a new study found that if atheists are considered as a religious group, they have the lowest retention rate compared to all other religious groups. “Retention rate” is defined as children who grew up in a particular religious household who maintain their religious beliefs as adults.

Note: This is NOT a photoshop

Napp Nazworth reports for the Christian Post, July 11, 2012, that  according to a study by Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), only about 30% of those who grow up in an atheist household remain atheists as adults. This “retention rate” was the lowest among the 20 separate religious categories in the study.
Dr. Mark Gray wrote at CARA’s blog:
“What these findings reflect is that in the U.S. atheists are for the most part ‘made’ as adults after being raised in another faith. It appears to be much more challenging to raise one’s child as an atheist and have them maintain this identity in their life. Of those raised as atheists, 30% are now affiliated with a Protestant denomination, 10% are Catholic, 2% are Jewish, 1% are Mormon, and 1% are Pagan.”
Jehovah’s Witness, congregationalist and holiness churches had the next lowest retention rates at 37%, 37% and 32%, respectively. 38% of those who grew up with no particular religious faith or belief system remained that way.
Hindus had the highest retention rate at 84%, followed by Jews (76%), Muslims (76%), Greek Orthodox (73%), Mormons (70%) and Catholics (68%).
Baptists had the highest retention rate of the Protestant Christian categories at 60%, followed by Lutheran (59%) and Pentecostal (50%).
The study used the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life’s 2008 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey. Pew provided CARA with the original data sets for the study.
~Eowyn

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Sandra Fluke's Dilemma is Solved – She Needs to be declared an EPA Wetlands Protected Area


Many of you have likely seen the heart rending testimony of Ms. Sandra Fluke, a law student at Georgetown University, before a Congressional Committee a few weeks ago. She was lamenting that no one would subsidize her birth control expenses, which she claimed would amount to $3000 during her three years in law school.
After watching Ms. Fluke describe her desperate situation I set to thinking of ways to help her out of her crisis.
First, of course I had to pass through the grieving period I experienced after hearing of her inhumane treatment at the hands of the Georgetown administration and our Government � what cruelty lurks in the heart of men that they would leave this poor woman to fend for herself when all she wanted to do was get laid seven times a day (see my analysis below).
Once I recovered from my grief, I set to thinking about ways to help this poor girl. Being a Physicist, I sat down with my calculator and worked through some numbers.
Ms. Fluke’s expense account for birth control (aka sexual entertainment) was claimed to be $3000 for three years at law school. Let’s presume that as an educated woman she wants to be doubly safe and uses both birth control pills to prevent pregnancy and condoms to prevent STD (sexually transmitted disease).
Using the Wal-Mart cost for birth control pills of $9 per month, her birth control pills will cost her $324 for her entire law school career (if you can call it a career � I can think of other names). This leaves only $2676 for her condoms.
I went to Amazon.com, and found quality condoms available for 33 cents each in packages of 60 condoms each. This cost includes tax and shipping. Since she has $2676 for her 33 cent condoms, she will be buying 8109 condoms during her law school “career”�.
To use her 8109 condoms (remember, $3000 was Ms. Fluke’s own number) she would have to have sex 7 times a day. This number presumes that she has sex ten times a day on Sundays when she has more free time.
So, having worked through these numbers, I have some suggestions for Ms. Fluke to help her work through her crisis:
1. Find dates that are gentlemanly enough to either provide their own condoms, or at least split the cost with her. Selection criteria is the key to this one.
2. Spend more time studying. Even seven “quickies” a day will seriously cut into quality study time. This would not only save money but would improve her education as well.
3. Seek funding from the EPA from one of their Wetlands Protection programs surely Ms. Fluke’s nether regions would qualify as wetlands given sex seven times a day.
Just trying to help out a starving student.
By the way, the average starting salary of new Georgetown Law School graduates is $160,000 a year, FYI.
Booth R. Myers, PhD
 H/T Kelleigh
LTG

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