(Reuters) - While researchers have long shown that tall people earn more than their shorter counterparts, it's not only social discrimination that accounts for this inequality -- tall people are just smarter than their height-challenged peers, a new study finds.
"As early as age three -- before schooling has had a chance to play a role -- and throughout childhood, taller children perform significantly better on cognitive tests," wrote Anne Case and Christina Paxson of Princeton University in a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Political Correctness - It is going to be our undoing. People no longer have rational discussions about things like religion and race for fear of offending someone. This is seriously hindering the advancement of civilization. And now it's gotten to the point where you can't even have healthy competition amongst different groups without there being controversy. (See also: Survivor: Cook Islands which is being dubbed Survivor: The Racist Edition). The money quote is this...
"People who don’t have hangups about race have no problem with this racial segregation idea for “Survivor.” People who object to it are simply scared that their own racial hangups will become manifest if they watch or comment." ~ AdherentsWebmaster
Illegal Immigrants and the businesses and politicians that pander to them - America owes those foreigners who violate our generous immigration laws NOTHING. End of discussion. Deport them.
People who come to America for a better life but refuse to learn English and make it better for us to communicate with them. Oh, and the educators that allow this..
Litterers - Every morning on the way to work I wish I was a part-time traffic cop. I'd be issuing tickets daily for the littering of cigarette butts. Today it would have gone to the driver of the #1051 Independent Cab. Co. CA Lic. plate # 7Y39398 (800-521-TAXI).
Being constantly asked "Where's Jeff?" - If you know me, you know what I'm talking about. If you don't, you don't care.
There's more, but I had to get all that off my chest and post this...