It seems that this everyday item of clothing now threatens to bring this most sanctimonious of moral crusaders crashing down into the gutter. Currently encased in an official plastic bag as police evidence, they are owned by a masseuse who claims that the former American vice-president forced himself on her - and DNA evidence on the trousers can prove it. Molly Hagerty has claimed Al Gore sexually assaulted her.
Men in power support men in power, and they want to see men in power. Why does it exist? The answer endorsed in this article is clearly the one adumbrated just above: We should note up front that most artists, the overwhelming majority, are not successful, which means that those who do succeed at making a good living are outliers, a tiny percentile of aspirants who actually possess whatever qualities are necessary for success and who have, as is necessary for any fruitful endeavor, some good luck as well.
What are those qualities? Just as becoming an elite mathematician or physicist requires exceptional native ability, it is not unreasonable to suppose that the same is true in the arts. It is not enough to have talent; one must also have the self-mastery required to put in thousands of hours, often tedious hours, learning and practicing the skills needed to allow talent to reach its full expression.
The issue at hand is a statistical gap between the prominence of men and women in the arts. Before we can make a diagnosis, then, we must ask, and answer, the essential question: This is a purely empirical question, and not a political or ideological one.
What about innate talent? Keep in mind that what is needed for success, generally, is not modest talent, but elite gifts, way out on the right tail of the bell-curve. Even if we assume that males and females have the same talent on average, might the distribution be flatter in one sex than the other, meaning that there will be more individuals of one sex than the other out on the tails of the distribution?
This appears to be the case with IQ; there are more males with very high and very low IQ than females. The same questions can be asked about the other four qualities. Is it, for example, at least possible that women are statistically less likely to want to work in solitude, and not allow themselves to be distracted by, in particular, the demands of motherhood?
None of this seems to have occurred to the editors of the Times, and no doubt customary attitudes, prejudices, and preferences do indeed make up some part of the picture. But unless we have answers to these questions, it is premature and unwarranted, to say nothing of inflammatory and accusatory, to ascribe all of this achievement gap to the malevolence of men.
David French has the details in a column published yesterday. He cites with approval a passage from the original lower-court inunction: Violent gun use is a constitutionally-protected means for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves from criminals.
Implicit in the concept of public safety is the right of law-abiding people to use firearms and the magazines that make them work to protect themselves, their families, their homes, and their state against all armed enemies, foreign and domestic. He continues with an important point that should be made more often: Gun-control zealots want it both ways: These arguments are obviously contradictory — but the end, as always, justifies the means.
For now, hundreds of thousands of California gun owners remain law-abiding. Already, there were indications of passive resistance. But, having taught diplomacy for many years, I would choose the Trump-Putin press conference as an exemplar of how these things should be done.Big Hollywood covers – and uncovers -- the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood left with reviews, interviews, and inside scoops about your favorite entertainment.
An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore, is a documentary that tells us about Global Warming. He tells us, Global Warming involves solar radiation in the form of light waves passing through the atmosphere.
Most of this radiation is absorbed by the Earth and warms it. Robin De Morgan is an independent investment banking professional and Chartered Accountant from the United Kingdom, with experience of property and infrastructure .
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Over at The Orthoshpere, J.M. Smith, who has just turned sixty-one, has posted a piercing essay on the stages of life: not just the lives of men, but of alphabetnyc.com have a great deal in common.
We read: It is not only the lives of men that can be seen as passing through a cycle of ages or seasons.