Saturday, March 21, 2015

Coffee and Race Relations

I have never known race relations in this country which couldn't be improved on. One might think that electing the first black (mulatto) president would be a plus.

Others would point out that substance is way more valuable than symbolism.

Anyway as the current occupant of the White House fiddles, a private company tries to pick up the pieces.

A noble cause to be sure, but why stop at race relations to annoy dreary eyed coffee drinkers?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Women in Combat?

Nothing but pure hogwash, wishful thinking which makes women suitable for military combat rolls.

Pass all the laws one wants doesn't change nature. Interesting to watch and see how standards are lowered to accomplish the illusion of qualified female soldiers.

Integrating women into combat reduces effectiveness, harms unit cohesion

As the American military prepares to open all combat positions to women by 2016, a British report found that integrating women into combat would reduce effectiveness in battle and could harm unit cohesion.

The British report, released in December, found that physiological differences put women at a disadvantage in both strength-based and aerobic fitness tests. Even women who are able to overcome the physiological disadvantage will likely get injured more easily or get tired quicker, making them easier targets and poorer marksmen in combat.
“These are about biology rather than character,” the report states.

“Every use of the word ‘mitigate’ in the [Ministry of Defence] report pinpoints a problem, not an advantage,” said Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness. “There are no benefits balancing the weight of costs and risks that detract from combat readiness and effectiveness.”