DavidSwindle

DavidSwindle

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166 weeks ago @ Frontpage Magazine - How the Left Conquered... · 0 replies · +4 points

Yeah, it basically boils down to that.

166 weeks ago @ Frontpage Magazine - How the Left Conquered... · 1 reply · +5 points

You're welcome, Humberto. Thank YOU for your diligence in correcting the record on Communist Cuba and Che Guevara.

166 weeks ago @ Frontpage Magazine - How the Left Conquered... · 0 replies · +3 points

Thanks, Lisa.

166 weeks ago @ Frontpage Magazine - How the Left Conquered... · 0 replies · +1 points

1. That's obviously false. Drudge's Alexa ranking is 427 and both Twitter and Facebook are in the top 10.

2. I'm not slurring Objectivism. Wales is misinterpreting and misapplying it. And the Objectivist quality inherent in Wikipedia is not the aspect about Altruism but rather the idea that one can create a consensus, objective version of reality.

166 weeks ago @ Frontpage Magazine - How the Left Conquered... · 1 reply · +6 points

I've provided quotes from the founders in which they say explicitly that they believe people are basically good. Read Andrew Lih's book Wikipedia Revolution if you doubt me.

Some institutions are more capable of being hijacked by the Left than others.

166 weeks ago @ Frontpage Magazine - How the Left Conquered... · 3 replies · +7 points

"The problem isn't that Wikipedia's founders believe that men are fundamentally good, it's that the dominant intellectual forces in the US are far left. "

You're missing a step in your logic. Because Wikipedia's founders believe that men are fundamentally good they created a system which was capable of being hijacked by dominant intellectual forces. If Wikipedia's founders had the tragic view of human nature then they would have foreseen that a system set up in this fashion would result in the problems I've identified.

168 weeks ago @ Frontpage Magazine - Matt Damon Joins the F... · 0 replies · +1 points

I have not censored you. By all means post your dissenting views. If your comment is being blocked then perhaps it's because of profanity.

169 weeks ago @ Frontpage Magazine - Matt Damon Joins the F... · 2 replies · +1 points

My piece wasn't about the villainy of the industry. It was about how we need to fire the bottom 10% of teachers. If you want to read my writings on that subject then check out the first part of my series The Hollywood Revolt where I talk about Ben Shapiro's new book which proved the widespread anti-conservative bias in Hollywood: http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/dswindle/2011/0...

Mark isn't a frustrated C-list bit player.

169 weeks ago @ Frontpage Magazine - Matt Damon Joins the F... · 4 replies · +1 points

Thanks Julie.

"I find it difficult to believe that 10% can have as devastating an effect on the education system as do. "

Think about the consequences of getting one of those 10% of bad teachers. For elementary school students it means they can get as much as a year behind because they're stuck with a lousy teacher for a year. For junior high and high school students it means that in important subjects they can end up being a whole semester behind. What happens when a student who struggles with math gets a lousy math teacher for Algebra I? They'll get behind.

Good teachers (and even good administrators) are limited in what their options are for firing a tenured teacher. Many hoops have to be jumped through. It's so difficult that already overworked good teachers and administrators often don't have the will to do it.