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Justice is Not Blind – It Sees Only What It Wants to See

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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We’ve all heard the saying that “Justice is Blind.” Thus the statue of Justitia, or lady Justice, blindfolded and holding the scale of equal justice under the law.

As nice a sentiment and goal that is, it is not reality. Rather it said that there are two systems of justice. One for the haves and one for the have-nots.

But even that’s not accurate, at least not anymore. Now we three systems, or tiers of justice. One for the have-nots, one for the haves and one reserved only for a politically well connected inner circle.

The have nots are the regular folks, like you and me. If we ever find ourselves on the wrong side of the law, regardless of the circumstance, we can expect zero perks and zero favors done on our behalf. We can expect the full measure of justice handed down as punishment for our transgressions, owing only to the compassion and mercy of a jury and/or judge.

Our only hope is that the judge and/or jury may find some sympathy for and pity on us, thus lessening our punishment slightly.

The haves are the next up in our three-tiered justice system. read more

Capsule Collects Gut Bacteria

The capsule has so far been successfully tested on pigs and non-human primates, but not on...
The capsule has so far been successfully tested on pigs and non-human primates, but not on people(Credit: Tufts University)

The over-abundance or lack of certain types of gut bacteria has been linked to everything from depression to heart disease to childhood asthma. Non-invasively determining which microbes make up a person’s “gut microbiome,” however, can be difficult – which is why a new 3D-printed capsule was developed. read more

Joke of the Day

A man asked his wife what she’d like for her birthday.

“I’d love to be six again,” she replied. On the morning of her birthday, he got her up bright and early and off they went to a local theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park: the Death Slide, the Screaming Loop, the Wall of Fear, everything there was! read more

Social Justice Math

Well, you can’t make this stuff up. After centuries racist mathematics, we’re finally waking up. And just in time, I guess.

from the College Fix:

Educators work to combat racism, whiteness in math

“Math equity” doesn’t mean 1 + 1 = 2.

The term refers to the growing insistence among educators that teaching math in the classroom comes with some inherently biased methodology that must be addressed.

Proponents of “math equity” also stress the importance of social justice issues such as race, diversity and gender in math education — a trend that’s catching on.

More professors and educators are tweeting under the hashtag #MathEquity to share strategies on the topic, and webinars and other pedagogical sessions on it abound. read more

Weapon Wednesday – U.S. Marine Drone Killer

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dalton S. Swanbeck

The U.S. Marine Corps used a new portable jammer system last week to jam an Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle, forcing it to pitch into the sea. The new Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System (LMADIS) jams the signal between drones and their operators, leaving them at the mercy of physics, and inevitably, gravity. read more

Joke of the Day

A man had just settled into his seat next to the window on the plane when another man sat down in the aisle seat and put his black Labrador Retriever in the middle seat next to the man.

The first man looked very quizzically at the dog and asked why the dog was allowed on the plane.

The second man explained that he was from the Drug Enforcement Agency and that the dog was a ‘sniffing dog.’

“His name is Sniffer and he’s the best there is. I’ll show you once we get airborne, when I put him to work.” read more

Wyden Ushers Illegal Alien Across Border

How is this not illegal? And how is this democrat Senator not under arrest and jailed for this?

from Breitbart:

Mexican Women Have Right to U.S. Healthcare, U.S.-Born Children, Says Democrat Senator

Mexican women have a legal right to U.S. healthcare, and also to birth their children in the United States if they ask for asylum, Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden claimed Saturday. read more

What are the Residents of Baltimore Supposed to Do

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Well, I think I have a solution – one that both conservatives and leftists, Republicans and Democrats, could embrace.

But first – a logic chain of sorts.

It seems the crime rate in the Northern Triangle of Central America – Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, is falling. Yep – it’s actually decreasing. Is this due to the efforts of their local and national governments? Well maybe – but I doubt it.

Could it instead be that as hundreds of thousands of innocent people flee the violence in these three countries, it would leave behind just the criminals?

Is that it – that all the good, law-abiding citizens are fleeing so the criminals have fewer victims to prey on? This is what we’re told – is it not? That all these innocent families are showing up at our border, requesting asylum to escape the violence. read more

Can’t Call A Veggie Burger a Burger

As new laws sweep across America regulating what food can and can't be called meat, a...
As new laws sweep across America regulating what food can and can’t be called meat, a torrent of lawsuits are pushing back arguing the laws are unconstitutional(Credit: KostyaKlimenko/Depositphotos)

For the last few years a cold war has been brewing in the world of food-labeling. Sensing the oncoming market disruption from alternative and plant-based meat substitutes, traditional meat-producing industries have been lobbying to pass laws regulating what can, or cannot, be called meat. The mission has so far been reasonably successful, with a number of US states passing laws limiting certain terminology to highly specific sources. read more