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Japan 2022: Rishiri Island

Since I arrived late morning, I put off Rishiri-Fuji for the next day and instead drove a circuit around the island.

Rishiri harbor

I stopped for lunch at Miraku for some Michelin-rated ramen.

There was a street fair around the corner …

… with a performing monkey

Japan 2022: Wakkanai

Magnetic sign on my Tokyo hotel door

I was supposed to fly to Rishiri Island, but the second leg was cancelled due to high winds. So I took the six-hour bus from Sapporo to Wakkanai and grabbed the ferry the next day.

Wakkanai is so far north that the street signs are in Japanese and Russian

Rishiri-Rebun ferry

Wakkanai harbor

Japanese-style berth

Wye Hill Brewery in Raleigh cancels conservative moms’ reservation

Why are they such sexists?? A Raleigh restaurant is at the center of a controversy. Wye Hill canceled a reservation after learning a group of conservative women was planning an event at the restaurant on Friday. The head of the group booked the reservation Tuesday for 30 people and it was canceled two days later. A spokesperson for the Wake County chapter of Moms for Liberty said the event was...

Charlotte public school accuses 1st grader of distributing porn because he watched a video of himself going potty!

We need to rebuild public ed from the ground up. First step is firing administrators like these: Pearce was stunned when his first-grade [special needs] son was accused of distributing pornography to his class last week. By the time he was notified, his son had already undergone extensive questioning, and the Assistant Principal had already filed a sexual harassment complaint with the district...

Woke Joke Part 4: Final motions filed in response to Motion to Dismiss

NCSU’s reply to our reply, and our sur-reply. That should be it, now we’re waiting for the judge to decide whether the lawsuit can move forward to the discovery stage.

Woke Joke Part 3: Our response to NCSU’s Motion to Dismiss

Woke Joke Part 2: NCSU responds to lawsuit

Woke Joke Part 1: When the woke mob comes for you, stand up and fight back!

Pronoun battle ends with a win

Turns out leftist ideology has a fatal flaw when it comes to public institutions. The leftists keep pushing this mantra of how fundamentally flawed our society is, in essence making a political argument about race and gender. They want to use this political ideology to restrict speech. But you can’t compel political speech at public institutions. More detail on the 6th Circuit ruling here...

Why DEI must be opposed in education

Because the endgame is always the same: bring everyone down to the lowest level in order to achieve “equity”: San Diego’s largest high school, Patrick Henry High School, has cut some honors courses without informing the student’s parents. As expected, parents are outraged and worries the lack of honors courses will hurt students chances of getting accepted to prestigious universities...

Northwestern causal inference workshop

There are some heavy hitters presenting: 2022 Northwestern Main and Advanced Causal Inference Workshops [please recirculate to others who might be interested] After a COVID break during 2020 and 2021, we are excited to be holding our 11th annual workshop on Research Design for Causal Inference at Northwestern Law School in Chicago, IL.  We invite you to attend.  Our apologies for the...

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