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And To Institute New Government


Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Obama Plans $4 Billion Spending Spree on ‘Tech Diversity’

Obama Plans $4 Billion Spending Spree on ‘Tech Diversity’

As the U.S. national debt spirals ever closer to World War Two levels, President Obama has found yet another way to spend money. The administration has announced a $4 billion scheme to make sure computer science students have the right gender and skin colour to satisfy progressives.

The new initiative was announced by the president in his Saturday address. Entitled “Computer Science For All,” it will allocate $4 billion from the upcoming budget to the states and $100 million to districts over the course of three years.

In order to receive the funds, states will have to submit their plans to widen access to computer science in schools. In other words, they’ll have to explain how they’re going to persuade more women and minorities to take the courses. No doubt many budding writers, doctors and lawyers will be pressured into computer science courses by states eager to snap up the diversity dollars.
I’m trying to imagine what would happen had Joe Lieberman become president and then announced he wanted to spend $4bn to ENFORCE that more Jews, Buddhists, Sikhs, etc were in computer science by compelling states to enforce by any means more are enrolled in federally stamped programs.

90% of Americans who happened to be Jewish would recognize the underlying thought and vomit.
The govt of the USA has no business doing anything other than ensuring students who have achieved equal grades and abilities have an equal opportunity to enter schools.


FIGURE OUT how to improve the quality of high school output (WITHOUT SCHOOL UNIONS INVOLVED).

Make high schools in urban environment into ACTUAL SAFE SPACES, and get RID of those not interested in education.

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Blogger Always On Watch said...

More money tossed into the drain.

Mark my words: the kids will not benefit.

There will be huge rake-offs into somebody's pockets. Sheesh.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 12:09:00 pm  
Anonymous Nicoenarg said...

Okay $#@!!!

I'm a software engineer...I've worked my ass off to become one. I do a damn good job at it too. I have worked with people who went into programming (not software engineering because that would be too hard!) because of some f*cked up reason like parents' pride or because they were representing their gender/color.

Without exception these people are the worst programmers I have ever seen because they do it for reasons other than programming itself.

Making computer science/programming mandatory or part of the regular curriculum is no different than saying "we want all our students to know how to perform surgery".

For f*cks sake people, it used to be have some things in common with real engineering but now programming is just a bunch of idiots farting all over their keyboards thinking they're creating miracles. And then when that sh*t breaks, I have to go in and fix the mess.


Tuesday, February 02, 2016 12:37:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Nico, the good news is "You are the diversity we've been waiting for".


Tuesday, February 02, 2016 2:49:00 pm  
Anonymous Nicoenarg said...


fk that, i'd rather die of hunger than be accepted somewhere because of my skin color/place of birth or some sht like that.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 2:56:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is more government "mal-investment", except of course government by its very nature cannot "invest", it can only tax, borrow, print, and spend.

Look, Walmat's profit last quarter was 2.9%. If we let Walmart keep a dollar (of its own money), the next year, it will have grown that to $1.03 and the year after that, and so on. That is how you build a business, build personal wealth, and build a prosperous society.

But when government takes $1.00 from Walmart and spends it, how often does it actually end up with more than $1.00 in wealth? Hardly ever. Economist Ludwig von Mises called this "mal-investment". That is where bad decisions cause people to spend money in the hopes of increasing their wealth, but they end up losing wealth.

A functioning economy and society needs a whole spectrum of skills. The free market is best suited to signal to people via wages what skills are the most valuable. When government attempts to intervene and pump people into a certain profession, it never ends well and it always costs far more money than it gains. And it induces young people to devote years of their lives and to go into debt to learn a skill that they really didn't have the heart nor the mind for.

Just as it takes a certain set of attributes to become a good physician, it takes a special kind of person to become a good software architect.

Worse, out of this proposed program, we are going to get a lot more people entering the profession who will enjoy government racial and gender mongering. Government will do all it can to lean on business to hire unqualified software engineers, exactly like it has leaned on municipalities to hire unqualified firefighters.

This program is made possible because government has given itself the power to create money out of thin air to fund it. When government can create near-infinite amounts of money, it can spend it to create infinite government and infinite bureaucracy. That is exactly what we have.

Before we had near-infinite money, the main limit on government, and the main way that government kept its priorities focused on its core duties was that the taxpayers would only send so much of their incomes and profits into the Treasury. But no more. The Federal Reserve now creates about half of all the money the federal government spends out of thin air.

When the states finally convene an Article V convention to repair the federal government, the first order of business must be to limit the amount of money that government can spend. Spending is what drives taxes, tax rates, borrowing, and creating money out of thin air. We must do this to limit government. Otherwise the above program is just the beginning.

-- theBuckWheat

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 5:29:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are slowly but steadily marching towards a NWO, where like in the Soviet Union, and in China, people will study what is needed regardless of the particular "likes" or inclination. If you are good a math will be channeled into what they determine, even music if that is what is needed. To hell with what people want anymore. Forget soft sciences and "building" your own master.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 7:05:00 pm  

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