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    I always get Somaliland and Somaliworld confused.

    I always get Somaliland and Somaliworld confused.

    The latter is in Minneapolis.

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    As a programmer, I congratulate you on your way of handling numerous lengthy comments. I suspect that you went back to old-fashioned programming - that you are not using database tools like Oracle much.

    I am in Eastern Europe. I have had bad experiences with existing websites that claim to help men find wives. It is largely an expensive scam. As a result, I am working on my own version which will be very different - with no censorship. The girls will get half the revenue each generates. It will be largely self-correcting and will use automatic-translation. This vastly reduces costs and complexity. I hope to have it ready in 6 months.

    I don't want to use Google's Adwords and similar as I have proof that their claimed clicks bear no relationship to actual site visits. P&G and all the others are fully aware of this. But it seems that billionaires are not allowed to criticise one another. Everyone must support the BS or they get kicked out of the club. :-)

    If you Mr Unz had a link to a page dedicated to websites that support you financially, that would interest me very much. I suspect readership is of the right calibre for my purposes.

    My other suggestion is to reflect on the possibility of having multilingual support. I am sure there are a lot of non English-speakers who would love to read the articles.

    Commenting in other languages is another level of complexity IMHO. Please look at the website www.voltairenet.org for some ideas.
    , @Justvisiting
    merchandise
    Don't forget dog chew toys!
    , @Vendetta
    I’d buy an Unz shirt for sure. Just keep it branded apparel and mugs though, don’t go branching out into shilling nootropics and workout pills. Those are the death of credibility for any alternative news source.
    , @Miro23

    How about Merchandising?

    Unz Shirts

    Derby mugs

    Sailer caps
     
    IOW pretend to pay. Free speech is a valuable commodity that needs time, hard work and financial commitment. Of course you pay for it, monthly, and out your income.

    If you can't make the income, then leave it to people who can.
    , @niteranger
    There are a number of problems with all of this and that is the bit of being anonymous for the most part on this site. Of course Ron has an IP address for each commenter or viewer but besides that I see a lot or problems in your site and attempted hacking of it once you go into a database of monetary charges and or other things. Ron should realize that the Marxists and nutbags are going to try and get him and to find out who is posting here for social mob attacks and to destroy people's reputation.

    Everything is hackable and nothing can be made truly secure. I'm not sure about Bitcoin's truly being anonymous because I think the CIA is involved or other Intelligence Agencies. Perhaps a once a year fundraiser like other sites do might be the easiest and best way. I wish you good luck Ron because the bigger you get the more you will threaten the Mainstream Media Complex.
  • The rise of South Korean entertainers to pop culture dominance has been one of the odder stories of the 21st Century. It's a little like the British Invasion of the 1960s. An article in The Diplomat that is relatively informative by the standards of the genre, argues that the rise of pale-skinned Koreans has made...
  • @Anonymous
    Yeah, Korean women are gorgeous.

    29-year old Olympic gold medalist figure skater Yuna Kim:

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c7/38/c6/c738c67755e7e39d5b32ef0704c8fb1f.jpg
     

    Are figure skating and rowing the only sports in which one leads with one’s backside? It shows in her case.

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    She could also have had rear implants, you know. Have to consider that possibility. If skin whitening and plastic surgery are popular in Korea, well then....
    , @Inquiring Mind
    Someone replied to your post implants -- posh! Even male skaters have well-shaped back sides.
  • The California senator has dropped out of the Presidential race, so now I don't have a topical excuse for dusty Willie Brown anecdotes.
  • @Dan Hayes
    Last night Tucker Carlson was literally doing joyous handstands reveling in Kamala's political demise! Of course his performance was unseemly satisfying.

    ‘Last night Tucker Carlson was literally doing joyous handstands reveling in Kamala’s political demise! Of course his performance was unseemly satisfying.’

    I can relate; the choices for 2020 are still ghastly, but at least one of the most horrible has been eliminated.

    I suppose I want Trump-Sanders in the general election. One of them would have to win, but still…

    • Agree: Dan Hayes, jim jones
  • Here's my movie review of Midway in Taki's Magazine: The first small-type book for grownups I ever read was in 1967 when I was 8: a paperback history of the U.S.S. Enterprise aircraft carrier in World War II. So I have a lot to say about the Battle of Midway. Read the whole thing
  • @Steve Sailer
    The Japanese didn't have any depth. They terrified everybody in 1941-42 with a strike force of 6 carriers that could range over one third of the globe. But when they lost ~250 pilots and 3000 of their bet sailors at Midway, they never really were able to replace them.

    Their training process was not much good.

    I'm wondering whether only a fraction of the Japanese workforce had grown up with technology based on metal while the rest were still in the Age of Wood? The US in contrast just had an infinite supply of guys who could fix internal combustion engines.

    Two minds working as one.

    Japan had developed a fairly impressive first-line military — but with sharply limited industrial, technological, and even cultural resources behind it.

    Japan just wasn’t a modern state — not all the way through. Impoverished farmers still sold their daughters to be geisha. Compared to a modern state, the mentality in some ways was still virtually feudal. For example, the rivalry between the army and the navy was so extreme that right through the war, navy freighters would sail loaded from a to b then return empty to a while army freighters would sail empty from a to b and then return loaded to a — this in a nation facing an acute shortage of shipping.

    And when you read about their military tactics…

    They were fine if they could overwhelm or outflank their opponents. But even as early as the East Indies campaign, if they faced determined troops in good positions they would promptly suffer appalling losses. My take on it is that they hadn’t gone through the First World War, and fought accordingly. It was the French trying to carry out Plan 17, or the Germans in the Kindermord. Look at the fights on Guadalcanal. They simply had no ability to handle first-class, first-world troops. The Guadalcanal episode in that series The Pacific is dead on. That’s what happened.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
    Japan participated in World War I on the Allied side, but you're correct that it fought no major land battles. In the Russo-Japanese War in 1905, however, Japan fought Russian troops and suffered fairly serious losses taking or attempting to take fortified positions. I think that the Japanese Army put too much stock in its experience against not-too-well motivated or trained Chinese troops and thought that banzai charges would work against better equipped, trained and motivated adversaries. I also wonder how much artillery the Japanese could bring into play. Being able to plaster an opponent with artillery makes it much easier to advance, or even to defend.
    , @Paul Mendez
    The banzai charge was a very effective tactic when fighting the Chinese, which is where most Japanese officers cut their teeth. The Chinese had few automatic weapons and often little combat experience. So one ferocious charge could win the day.

    When faced with better-armed and more professional opponents, the banzai charge didn’t work. Here’s where the Japanese philosophy that if you fail at something it must be because you didn’t try hard enough exacerbated the problem. By the time they wised up, many of their best China veterans were dead.

    Patton made his soldiers conduct attacks similar to banzai charges - running while firing from the hip - when he went back on the offensive after the Battle of the Bulge.
  • From the San Francisco Chronicle: Okaaaaay ... Now, you might say: "Well, that doesn't mean much. It's just that Muslims always name their sons Muhammad." But is the fact that a huge fraction of Muhammadens are named Muhammad reassuring? Or is it indicative that Islam tends to take up a lot of space in the...
  • @jon
    One thing I have noticed about Muslim names is that they are often very long. When they come up with these lists, are they including all of a person's given names, or are they just counting the first listed name?

    The Malaysian family who moved in next door said I should call their son “Al”

  • Israel has the
  • Your point about the surprisingly low variance in Mexico reminded me of Greg Cochran recently arguing whether we should expect Saudi Arabian wealth to result in more brains.


    I’m curious what the variance is there, although it’s possible that the really wealthy royals don’t take part in such tests.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • Here's my movie review of Midway in Taki's Magazine: The first small-type book for grownups I ever read was in 1967 when I was 8: a paperback history of the U.S.S. Enterprise aircraft carrier in World War II. So I have a lot to say about the Battle of Midway. Read the whole thing
  • @Steve Sailer
    The American A-bomb project was hugely expensive. It replied upon giant hydroelectric dams that had only gone up in the last few years in the Tennessee Valley and the Columbia River. I dunno if anybody else had the resources and the peaceful homefront to do anything like this.

    ‘The American A-bomb project was hugely expensive. It replied upon giant hydroelectric dams that had only gone up in the last few years in the Tennessee Valley and the Columbia River. I dunno if anybody else had the resources and the peaceful homefront to do anything like this.’

    Exactly. Japan definitely couldn’t have done it. Germany or Britain, likely could have, given leisure — but not Japan.

    Even Russia — with time, and with the plans — had massive problems. For example, they had no way of refining graphite of the necessary purity for the reactor controlling rods. They had to develop that technology first.

    So, for them — with the instruction manual and the certainty this thing will work — 1949. For Japan?

    1955? Maybe — if there’s no war at all, but Japan somehow knows she has to sink her all into this project.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @dearieme
    Britain, likely could have, given leisure

    The atom bomb was invented by Leo Szilard on the kerb of Southampton Row in London. That's why the patent for the atom bomb was held by Szilard and the Admiralty.

    The British atom bomb project concluded that Britain couldn't do it quickly enough to be any use. That's why the British repeatedly nagged FDR to start an American project, eventually handing over their own work - a daring thing to do when the US was to be neutral for a while longer. Szilard, acting for himself and for Britain, persuaded Einstein to write his famous letter to FDR. Whether that letter much mattered I don't know. I suspect not: FDR's administration was rather disorganised.

    Anyway, Albert Einstein, British Secret Agent, wot larks! The name's Einshtein, Albert Einshtein!
  • From the New York Times news section: Here are the
  • @Travis
    In Maplewood New Jersey the high school was considered segregated because although the student body is 40% Black only 20% of the students in AP classes are Black.

    Columbia high school in Maplewood, NJ, is being sued again for segregating students. This is the third such lawsuit over the last last 8 years. They settled with the Obama Administrations DOJ back in 2014, yet another lawsuits is pending. Back in 2014 when they settled with the Obama administration they eliminated testing requirements for AP classes. AP classes went from being 10% black to 20% Black , but this is still considered segregation. Since 40% of the students are Black they demand 40% of the students in AP classes should be Black. 20% Black is considered segregated.

    A group of black parents in Maplewood and South Orange, N.J., have sued their school district in federal court over discrimination. Columbia High School has a tracking system that assigns students to classes based on ability. The school district is saying it can't comment on litigation. But last year, before the lawsuit was filed, the school board voted to eliminate all lower levels in the tracking system, but the parents feel this does not go far enough...The lawsuit seeks 12 million dollars in damages and demands that classes no longer be tracked and that programs be put in place to help African-American students.

    Isn’t Maplewood considered a beacon of integration generally? Blacks have a weird way of thinking about accomplishment. They tend to think success is simply given not earned. So people owning a business in the hood were given money by the gov’t to open. Instead of the reality: family members looking their capital, working ungodly hours to put up with rude and nasty blacks to eke out a 5% return.

    Here AP classes are a good that should simply be bestowed upon students. If only their kid can get into it then they’ll be set. There’s no expectation that they’ll have to do the work while there. When their kid inevitable fails they’ll accuse the teacher of racism.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    They tend to think success is simply given not earned.

    The people in question value status-markers you display rather than skills you acquire. I think that tends to be true of Ed school graduates as well.
  • This video looks like the raw material for a Tracey Ullman sketch about women who write love letters to inmates on Death Row. From the Daily Mail:
  • @Reg Cæsar

    British entertainers were huge in the US from roughly 1962...
     
    The names of Paul Revere and the Raiders and the American Breed were chosen to fight back. Those of the New Colony Six and the Sir Douglas Quintet tried to ride the wave, though the latter was obviously ironic in intent, as there never was a rocker more Texan than Doug Sahm. (And he had a lot of competition!)

    The NC6's fellow Chicagoans, the Buckinghams, took their name from the city's famous fountain, but if people thinking them British helped sell records, they were in no hurry to correct them. Kind of like photographer Linda Eastman McCartney's strategy when she was assumed to be related to the Kodak clan.

    ...to 1982.
     
    Uh, the '80s were chock full of annoying British acts. The Police, George Michael, Boy George, Phil Collins, Duran Duran, half of Foreigner, the Eurhythmics, the list goes on. Some halfway decent one-or-two-hit wonders, too, such as the Pet Shop Boys, Level 42, Tears for Fears, Spandau Ballet, swing Out Sister, and the UK-based Basia and A-ha. The better ones left the scene early.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wwwphVp4_qU

    The Police were not an “annoying British act,” although Sting later became an annoying British act all on his lonesome. When the Police first broke in America, they were not viewed as “British,” they were viewed as “post-punk/New Wave” and were lumped together with the Cars, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, Blondie, all Anglo-American acts with a punk attitude but an ear for actual toonz. The Police became both annoying and British later on, but to discerning hipster high-schoolers of the period, you’d play them right alongside the B-52s.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Stewart Copeland of the Police is the son of a major CIA agent, Miles Copeland from Alabama, and his Scottish wife.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    The Police were not an “annoying British act,”
     
    I will give them credit for the proper use of tuition in a song. Our degradation of the term is what's annoying.

    https://www.metrolyrics.com/wrapped-around-your-finger-lyrics-the-police.html
    , @Anonymous

    The Police were not an “annoying British act,”
     
    That would be by definition a matter of opinion. But at times I certainly found them annoying.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2vroR-4GjE


    Andy Summers (1942-), however, was certainly one of the finest British guitarists of his musical cohort, though like Debbie Harry (1945-)he was of an earlier birth cohort-he became famous fifteen-plus years after people born later than he did did.( He's older than any Rolling Stone except Charlie Watts, who's a year older-Mick and Keith are younger than Summers.) The Police and Blondie were basically two musical generations later than the Rolling Stones, Beatles, DC5, the Kinks or The Who.

    By contrast, the late James Honeyman-Scott (Mk. I Pretenders) (1956-1982) was fourteen years younger. Dead at 25, he probably would have been more influential than Summers if he'd lived.

    Although the oldest official member of the Rolling Stones is Bill Wyman (1936-) he is long retired.
  • @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/DVATW/status/1201530762794864640

    The funds raised were directly used to buy Usman Khan a Chrome laptop.

    He probably wanted an Apple product.

    • LOL: jim jones
  • From the New York Times news section: Here are the
  • @istevefan

    So… lemme see here, now, if I can get this 2019 Clownworld stuff straight: a plurality is actually a majority,
     
    Sometimes people ask when is all this demographic change going to let up? Others will respond that it will when Whites become less than 50%. But it looks like that won't be good enough. Whites in the high 40s still means they are a plurality. And apparently a White plurality is not acceptable. The only remedy is to ensure Whites are definitely below 40% and probably closer to 35%.

    Well, I think South Africa is only 10% white and it hasn’t let up there, so you gotta assume it only lets up when we hit 0% white…

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    Exactly right, and also as the experience of South Africa indicates, the slide becomes even more vicious as it nears its end.

    Funny that we supposedly have a white supremacist president yet he hasn't offered asylum to white South Africans.
    , @Barnard
    I have figured that if whites no longer existed they will still blame us for all their problems for at least the next 100 years.
  • From Fox News:
  • O/T but….

    Joe Biden has chosen to fight the accusation that he’s a bumbling, stupid, senile old White man by naming his election tour “No Malarkey”. Who but an old White man uses the word “malarkey”?

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
    Turns out the first time Biden ran for Senate, the Irishman Frank Sheenan, head of the Teamsters Local, called a wildcat strike to prevent a newspaper with an anti-Biden ad from being distributed. Biden won a very close one.
  • @Anon
    OT

    I may have discovered a new Sailer's Law topic after looking hot, hair, and feelings: "Let's talk about my fertility."

    A couple of week's ago a New York Times Opinion piece on "The End of Babies" briefly trended. I sent it to Kindle to read, but it was 5,000 words, and I bailed out halfway. About to delete it today, I skimmed and then read the rest, and it was worth it.

    First of all: A 5,000-word opinion piece? What's going on?

    The piece is by Anna Louie Sussman, "a journalist who writes on gender, reproduction, and economics." So, a reproduction reporter, seemingly late thirties or early forties, living in New York.

    It covers declining birth rates in various countries and quotes some experts and is generally pretty boring until the "Let's talk about my fertility part."

    She got a couple of master's degrees, studied abroad, established a writing career, and then had her eggs frozen at 34. And then:

    At 34, I finally underwent the procedure [egg freezing]. Last year, I did another round. Ever since then, there's a number I've been playing with as I've wondered about whether and when I will use those eggs. According to my back-of-the envelope calculations, I should have $200,000 saved before having a child.

    :
    :

    Where did I get the $200,000 figure from? First, there's at least $40,000 for two rounds of IVF.
     
    Why not look for a boyfriend? Silly flyover yokel, this is why:

    That I am contemplating this route also speaks to the obstacles of dating under late capitalism -- but that's a subject for a different article.
     
    I can't wait for that article.

    She says she's going to be a single mother, so the egg freezing is not just in case she is infertile when she gets married.

    In that moment, I understood why I had frozen my eggs. Intellectually, I am skeptical, even critical, of the inherent narcissism of preserving one's own genetic material when there are already so many children without parents. Even as I was going through with it, injecting drugs into my abdomen each night until it came to resemble a dart board, I struggled to articulate why, at least in a way that made sense to me.... I craved genetic continuity, however fictitious and tenuous it might be. I recognized then something precious and inexplicable in this yearning, and glimpsed how devastating it might be to be unable to realize it. For the first time, I felt justified in my impulse to preserve some little piece of me that, in some way, contained a little piece of him, which one day might live again.
     

    “the obstacles of dating under late capitalism”

    Overwhelmingly, excessive female higher education. Wonder if she blew any family money on that second master’s degree.

    Think of all the other issues, and you’ll see how they all flow at least partly from it.

    While IVF / geriatric first pregnancy isn’t pretty or ideal, think of the alternative for these women: becoming even crazier cat ladies, latching onto a prole immigrant 20 years younger and raising his bastards and chain-migrating nephews, making prog-activism their full-time hobby. Or all three. We don’t need no more Merkels.

    Israel is the country with the longest and most serious eugenic natalism. They heavily subsidize IVF and fertility drugs for women like this.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @S. Anonyia
    The irony is, if it weren't for the excessive costs of higher education, college/grad school would be the ideal time to for a high IQ woman to have a child. The woman is the optimal age for a quick recovery, her schedule is flexible and allows for plenty of time for self-care/exercise, and the worst part of child-rearing will be over before she gets a 9-5 job and enters her prime earning years.
    , @nebulafox
    I agree completely. The essence of right-wing politics is supposed to be embracing reality as it is rather than how one wishes it to be, right?

    (Singapore-a country that has imitated Israel closely in the past, most notably the military in the aftermath of the Six-Day War-also has generous pro-natalism incentives, but the government has completely undermined this by allowing rentier economics to run wild enough that they nullify the benefits the government offers. You can't just bark at young people to do their duty, you've got to give them the practical means to form families. And mass immigration from the PRC meant to keep the country majority Han in the meantime just makes things worse. Already brutal work hours longer, already low wages lower, already high rents higher, and already insane educational competition and standards fueled by both the local culture and the economy more insane.)

    A woman who has taken care of her body can still, with a bit of luck, have time for a couple of kids at 35 years old. Fertility does noticeably decline by this point, so it does take more effort (really, though, who complains about THAT part of the conception process?), but contrary to what some here say, it is hardly impossible: the plunge into infertility doesn't happen for most women until they hit 40. Sure, better yet would be an economic structure that is friendlier to couples interleaving family formation with work/studying throughout their 20s and 30s. But we can't hold our breaths on that happening anytime soon, so in the meantime, go IVF treatment.
    , @Whiskey
    Israel is full of dudes who plausibly killed some one. Like Brad Pitt's character in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Want Male Sexiness? You have to have killers.

    This woman would have had five kids already if a killer had been around. Women despise in every way Beta, and can't get enough Alpha. And nothing is more Alpha than a stone cold killer. Its not a nice part of human nature but women did not ask to be wired that way. They just are.

    Want a baby boom? Have a victorious war where half the Male White population killed lots and lots of the enemy. That's your fertility drug right there.
    , @Moses

    Israel is the country with the longest and most serious eugenic natalism
     
    Israel also has the distinction of having the highest abortion rates — even late term — if any probable genetic defects are found in the baby.

    Eugenics indeed.
  • In the 1960s under Democratic Governor Pat Brown, government agencies in California oversaw huge amounts of infrastructure constructed, such as freeways, aqueducts, and college campuses to ready the state for the huge population of the future. Since then, however, not so much ... This was made semi-explicit under Pat's son Jerry Brown's first term of...
  • @Romanian
    Even more OT - It was the feast of St Andrew yesterday!

    To celebrate the feast of St Andrew:

    • Replies: @Romanian
    St Andre is the patron saint of Romania (the Apostle who preached the gospel here), so those Romanian bagpipers are wonderful ;)
  • From Fox News:
  • • Agree: jim jones
    • LOL: Rob McX
    • Replies: @Realist

    If she was a racist, she wouldn’t be in a Popeys in the first place, would she?
     
    Exactly...what was a White woman doing at popeyes?
    , @tyrone
    Coming soon to a Chik-Fil-A near you
    , @Jack D
    In the same vein,

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/01/us/new-orleans-shooting.html


    The first (and last) time I visited New Orleans my large chain hotel (I think it was the Marriott) was on Canal Street so I wasn't really expecting to be staying what turned out to look an awful lot like a black ghetto to me - I thought I was staying in the downtown tourist section that would be somewhat gentrified. Most of the hotel guests appeared to be black (possibly there was some black convention or sporting event in town as in the current incident) but appeared to be reasonably well behaved, but this could not be said of the denizens of the street who hung out around the liquor stores along Canal Street and fought with each other. Luckily there were no shots fired when I was walking by (these guys are usually terrible shots and hit more bystanders than targets) but this was purely by luck - it really looked as if the shooting could have broken out at any moment.

    The Popeyes spokesactress "Annie" makes it clear that "Louisiana" is a euphemism for "black". I have to confess that in my ignorance it had not occurred to me that this was true of New Orleans in general (this was before Katrina - I gather that it is somewhat whiter now). Obviously I knew that as a Southern city there would be a lot of black people but I didn't imagine that they would even dominate the downtown core.
    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    John Derbyshire provides the information, which I thought every White in the USA already knew. But evidently some have yet to incorporate this into their daily lives: https://thecampofthesaints.org/john-derbyshires-the-talk-nonblack-version/
  • In the 1960s under Democratic Governor Pat Brown, government agencies in California oversaw huge amounts of infrastructure constructed, such as freeways, aqueducts, and college campuses to ready the state for the huge population of the future. Since then, however, not so much ... This was made semi-explicit under Pat's son Jerry Brown's first term of...
  • I grew up in a truly diverse city in California. Whites, Blacks, Greeks, Portuguese,
    Jews, Chinese, Japanese, Gypsies (who stole like crazy, stereotypically), and back then, a few Indians and Mexicans. The Jews went to Hebrew school after public school and the Greeks went to Greek school, ha, ha!! Everyone spoke English. Also, all adults smoked indoors and all of thus were the better for it.

    • LOL: jim jones
  • From the New York Times: Fortunately, @UnsilencedSci tweeted out the most important graph from this paywalled study: The worsening death rate among age 25-64 year old American Indians in this century is horrible -- up about 30% from eyeballing the graph -- and nobody seems to be talking about it. Unsilenced Science has also been...
  • two white supremacists wearing what appeared to be nazi type garb were walking down my street in downtown DC

    Translation

    Two Whites/Hispanics or Asians were wearing MAGA hat or “Trump 2020” jacket

    • Agree: jim jones, brandybranch
    • Replies: @HammerJack
    Even that? In Washington D.C.?
    Nope.
  • New York Times editor Dean Baquet announced a new drinking game for readers: the name "
  • London mayor encourages citizens to "over-report" to the police.

    (Of course, it goes without saying that if the person you decide to get all Permit-Patty about happens be non-white, then you DESERVE to have your life destroyed, you filthy racist with your fascist-judicial-system doing your bidding. So yeah, go ahead and report them. It’s your funeral.)

    • Agree: jim jones
  • From Newsweek, a semi-existent periodical: Here's U. of Toronto
  • My family meets the requirements to be Sons of the American Revolution. My 35 year old cousin in Michigan died a few months ago of a heroin overdose. I have various other family members that struggle with opiates. So much white privilege.

    So far I’ve voted for Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama, Clinton. Duck it tho, I’m voting Trump 2020. The Dems don’t care about people like me. I want to see them cry again.

    • Replies: @Realist

    So far I’ve voted for Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama, Clinton. Duck it tho, I’m voting Trump 2020. The Dems don’t care about people like me.
     
    Kind of slow on the uptake...hey bub.
    , @Dacian Julien Soros
    1. The current American government is not Democrat. Making Dems cry is not going to change anything.

    2. Jared-voting is not a form of protest. Jared-reelecting is the best sign of submission to the status quo.

    3. Blaming opiates on the government is utter paternalism, surpassing 1984 totalitarianism. How could the state control what one sticks in their mouth?
    , @Jim bob Lassiter
    Show learner huh? Here's your free day-glow ticket to the short clue bus.
    , @LoutishAngloQuebecker
    Voting Team Red won't do anything for you. Form a Dissident community.
    , @Kolya Krassotkin
    Heard my Reaganite(former?) sister tell a story at Thanksgiving dinner yesterday about "this white woman" (her words) standing in front of her at the store. She used the term "white woman" twice in the space of about 10 minutes, and, yes, I was counting. Later, she alluded to "white privilege".

    I had never heard anyone in my family use such PC terms before and bit my tongue and remained silent. After yesterday I will do my best to absent myself from all but the most important family functions with her and her family.
    , @S. Anonyia
    I voted for Obama in 08 too (I was 18 so it was the first time I voted) but come on, it took until after 2016 for you to figure out that the Democrats hated you?

    As to your extended family sinking into despair: encourage everyone to focus on physical fitness and self-improvement. And get out of the rust belt, it’s a depressing place. If you don’t have a ton of money but need a job, move somewhere like Tennessee or South Carolina or Texas. Not blaming anyone for their plight, just giving useful advice.
    , @Marquandian Hero
    I see many posts like this.

    Maybe you and some of your family should join the Sons and other patriotic societies and be active in them. People often bring up how they're eligible and then when asked, say they haven't bothered to apply for membership. Why the hell not?!


    I am a member of several (Sons, Colonial Wars, and others), and encourage all whites to join those, or if you do not have founding stock ancestors then "ethnic" (in the pre POC sense) societies (Germanic or Columbian groups, for example), depending on what you're eligible to join. Even New York City still has Germanic and Polish parades in addition to the tripe for St. Patricks and the homos. There is nothing like being around other people with a shared sense of identity to rediscover that, contrary to Hollywood and Globohomo's endless mantra, we are not worthless garbage but in fact built and saved everything worthwhile you see. And remember yours is a background worth fighting for, deserving of dignity, and that others fought for. It gives you a sense of pride and self worth beyond your own life and provides relief from a pop culture that constantly sucks up to the groids.
  • @kihowi

    is the author of ten books, including, most recently, “The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia,”
     
    Sometimes you can dismiss books after just hearing the title. Of course Russia has never been not totalitarian, just more chaotic. But people who have names like Gessen preferred that, for some reason.

    Also I have to say it's quite an achievement to be both an ugly man and an ugly woman at the same time.

    Also I have to say it’s quite an achievement to be both an ugly man and an ugly woman at the same time.

    Best comment!

    • Agree: jim jones
    • LOL: Bubba
  • From AP: For some reason, though, Bloomberg left out his highest priority need for more immigrants. from UPI in
  • This will be the third negative comment at three different websites I’ve made about this article and Michael Bloomberg’s comments, which are quite frankly simply ridiculous and beyond insulting. What they say about him comes through loud and clear and it is not good.

    If he actually made an argument about why we need “an awful lot more immigrants” the article doesn’t mention them. What he says about why we need immigrants would go for the ones we are already have and will continue to get at current immigration levels. It is bad enough that he wants our jobs to go to more immigrants but it’s actually far worse than that. Clearly he doesn’t think Americans can do anything right because we need immigrants to “improve our culture, our cuisine, our religion, our dialogue”.

    So what has he left out? Not much. Nope, if we are failures at our own culture, religion and national dialogue we are failures at everything important. Plus I guess our food is lousy too.

    It is funny that he says this because he’s running for president. I would say that a country as lousy as we are shouldn’t even have free elections because our people, according to Bloomberg, aren’t good enough or smart enough to vote. Is there a way for future immigrants to vote in our elections so that they can pick Mike Bloomberg for us?

    As the former Mayor of a city that is overwhelmed with constant new immigrant arrivals and cannot handle all the immigrants it already has, Bloomberg shows how truly blind someone can be who does not want to see.

    • Replies: @Western
    Didn't we have a lot of people losing their farm jobs in the early 20th century? We also cut immigration in 1924. Automation and immigration restriction didn't seem to hurt the country into the '60s. Then we got crazy again with immigration in the late '60s

    We've lost a lot of jobs over the years to automation and changes in industries. How many tellers do we have now?. How many people work on railroads?

    I would cut immigration to as close to zero as I could with the exception of any whites that wanted to move here, but that wouldn't be allowed.
    , @Lurker

    Is there a way for future immigrants to vote in our elections so that they can pick Mike Bloomberg for us?
     
    The only anomaly there is Bloomberg himself. Why can't future immigrants vote for another immigrant to be Pres? How fortunate for Bloomberg that amongst the useless American human rough there is one diamond - himself!
    , @Jonathan Mason

    Clearly he doesn’t think Americans can do anything right because we need immigrants to “improve our culture, our cuisine, our religion, our dialogue”.
     
    He is definitely right about the cuisine and the religion.
    , @Tired of Not Winning
    Bloomberg is just another fifth columnist, like the rest of his ilk. More immigration = more cheap labor, more customers, more out group vs. in group so his tribe will no longer be the only out group. Got to dilute white power any which way you can.
    , @IC
    Well, here's more fuel on the fire. He's a control freak, thinks that people like him should tax us peasants to prevent us from engaging in "bad" behavior.

    If you thought Warren & Sanders' insatiable festish for taxation was bad, a mega billionaire's explanation for why taxing the poor is a great idea will leave you agape & dumbfoundedVote republican, they're not perfect, but the other side has actual rabiespic.twitter.com/KGoSpFOtPr— Rising serpent (@rising_serpent) November 28, 2019
     
    , @Wilkey

    I would say that a country as lousy as we are shouldn’t even have free elections because our people, according to Bloomberg, aren’t good enough or smart enough to vote.
     
    We aren’t smart enough to vote *yet.* Democrats are working mightily to improve the quality of our voters by making sure every convicted felon is registered and importing ever more illiterate Third World peasants are here to show us the way to a modern, prosperous, and enlightened country.
  • From my new column in
  • @Anon
    Steve probably meant "recently married an Asian woman." The point still holds. The wife would wonder how much of a roman a clef the novel is.

    If she’s Chinese, a dig against the Japanese would probably please her.

    As with many pairs of neighbors across the world, they don’t get along. One of the funniest things about reading the history of other parts of the world (to me) is learning how many groups of people you previously couldn’t tell apart really hate each other.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @European-American
    > If she’s Chinese, a dig against the Japanese would probably please her

    Come on, people aren't that simplistic.

    In other news:

    A video of a Japanese young man named Koichi Kuwabara promoting peace on a Beijing downtown street has gone viral online.
    Koichi stood on the street with arms open, eyes covered by a head band with a smiley face on it, expecting Chinese passers-by to hug him.

    https://archive.shine.cn/viral/win/For-Peace-With-China-Japanese-Man-Offers-Free-Hugs-In-Beijing/shdaily.shtml
  • Er, Steve, just glanced at your Takimag article and you say:

    Houellebecq recently married a Japanese woman whom I hope can take a joke

    But according to the internet his spouse is the rather un-Japanese sounding Qianyum Lysis Li. Hope this isn`t a case of “they all look the same”?

    By the way, in that good old UK comedy Dad`s Army (by the BBC!) set in WW2 there`s the following dialogue (or something like it.)

    Sergeant Wilson : I can`t tell the difference between the Poles – they all look the same.

    Captain Mainwaring : (angrily). Don`t be ridiculous, Wilson. (pause) That`s the Chinese.

    One would imagine such a dialogue would lead to a lengthy prison sentence these days.

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @Change that Matters
    She's Chinese.
    , @The Last Real Calvinist
    If Houellebecq's wife is named Quianyum Li, she's almost certainly Chinese.

    And if that's the case, then it's not likely she would very much offended by a slam against a Japanese character.

    You might want to update that section of the essay, Steve.
    , @Anon
    Steve probably meant "recently married an Asian woman." The point still holds. The wife would wonder how much of a roman a clef the novel is.
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    The Major in Fawlty Towers had a similar misunderstanding with a lady who he took to a cricket Test Match.

    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2013/jan/23/fawlty-towers-isnt-racist-major-gowen-is

    Is this the last unexpurgated use of the n-word in the Guardian?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s4BqzHEK6o


    (I think Merkel's Million Muslim Men Misjudgement is better.)
  • From the New York Times opinion page: New York City's Ku Klux Klan? As he walks away from the site of the attack — bloodied and draped in a hood and a noose — he sees a mugging. He could walk away. Instead, he acts. He fights off the attackers. The next morning, the local...
  • @Rahan
    Jamelle Bouie--The Grand Wizard of Wokeness

    https://www.scottadamssays.com/2015/09/06/how-to-spot-a-wizard/

    And I see Trump as a modern wizard who is baffling the media because he is playing three-dimensional chess on their two-dimensional chess board. Trump is talking directly to people’s subconscious. Everything else he says is just a carrier signal.

    Someone asked me about Kanye West and his hilarious statement that he would someday run for president.

    Ridiculous, right?

    Except that Kanye is a wizard.

    I spotted him several years ago, and blogged about his genius then. He’s the real deal. And he absolutely has the tools to become president if he makes it a priority.

    Consider the reaction you are having right now to the idea that Kanye West could be president. Your reaction (plus the fact that he is a legitimate genius) is what tells you he can do it. At least according to my filter.

    Oh, and he’s a musical superstar who admits he can’t sing well. How did that happen, you ask?

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Adams is putting a positive spin on a phenomenon that is obviously about our social decline into Idiocracy.

    Trump is talented, but anyone could have seen that his political rise reflected our increasingly celebrity driven Big Man style politics as we get dumber as a society, and that he was a prelude to a decline that would culminate in even more moronic and megalomaniacal black celebrities like Kanye West, just like in Idiocracy.

    I think Kanye and the Kardashians may indeed have presidential ambitions. I don't think it's an accident that the Kardashians have been engaging in activism to get blacks out of jail over the past few years. They seem to have identified black incarceration as an issue to build up a black political base and have engaged in high publicity generating activism regarding the issue. Kanye's political ambitions have clearly been inspired by seeing the success of Trump, a fellow megalomaniacal celebrity.

    Contra Adams, none of this is "baffling" to the media. They simply can't admit to themselves that this wider phenomenon of our societal decline is to a significant degree their responsibility.
  • From Mankind Quarterly, a calm depiction of where the science stands in 2019 (compare to more popular summaries such as the recent
  • @Reg Cæsar

    52% of rapists in France are not French.
     
    The 30th anniversary of the Montréal Massacre by one }}}Marc Lépine{{{ is coming up, a week from Friday, on what used to be la fête de Saint Nicolas in Canada, but is now Journée nationale de commémoration et d'action contre la violence faite aux femmes.

    Lépine's paternal ancestry and religion was kept out of the news for decades. Probably his atheism as likely virginity as well.

    December 6 – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada

    Less talk, more action: National Day of Remembrance on Violence Against Women

    Just don't mention that Murderous Marc was un homme de couleur.

    There was just a brutal rape story out of Spain (the woman lived) — the judge noted that the attackers probably didn’t understand how consent worked, and their “background” was kept out of the press to prevent reprisals against minorities. The newspaper story actually pointed this out. I felt like HAL reading lips for a moment: “we won’t tell you who they were because we don’t want any Islamophobia.” Okaaaaaay …

    • Agree: jim jones
  • iSteve commenter Jaakko Raipala notes on life in the Nordic countries: Ms. Thunberg's
  • @songbird
    BTW, why do TED talks lean the way they do politically? Is it something to do with academia? The organization itself? Or is it that people on the Left just enjoy being didactic and having a live audience?

    BTW, why do TED talks lean the way they do politically? Is it something to do with academia? The organization itself?

    Songbird,

    The TED talks used to be about science. They have gradually become more and more Social Justicy. Perhaps this is because it is difficult to tell someone that their talk is not worth hearing, particularly if it is about a trendy issue.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • From Time Magazine, which, so far as I know, these days might consist of 7 unpaid interns in Bushwick:
  • God this article is a piece of work. It is just one solid monument of half-truths and incomplete observations extrapolating misleadingly from daft twitter threads posted by leftist lunatic academics and heaven knows what else. Almost nothing in it is true or honest or even written in minimally good faith.

    I will just take this paragraph as an example:

    The consequences of researchers looking to the Middle Ages for “data” are already clear. Notoriously, a misreading of a 13th-century Old Norse saga led to a misunderstanding that sits at the basis of quasi-scientific climate change denial. The tale, of a Viking settler in Greenland who swam over a mile to collect food, was used by an early climate scientist to argue that the climate in medieval northern Europe was marginally warmer than it was in the 20th century.

    The only citation supporting these vague assertions take us to an article in Forbes (https://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewgabriele/2018/10/14/viking-sheep-climate-change/#74cb7f88dd29), also by this smiling moron Gabriele. There a further citation explains that the source of all this is an article this notoriously dumb medieval lit scholar named Bruce Holsinger published in some book of collected studies.

    Scihub is misbehaving so on a freaking Sunday I have gone into the library where garbage like this book with Holsinger are quite rightly relegated to the basement. I have unearthed this totally worthless book, which has gravely embarrassed the very trees that were sacrificed to print it.

    It is called The Middle Ages in the Modern World, edited by Bettina Bildhauer and Chris Jones, and Holsinger’s enunciations occur from pages 27 to 44. They are entitled: “Thorkel Farserk Goes for a Swim: Climate Change, the Medieval Optimum, and the Perils of Amateurism”. Of course the slur is upon the naive reading of the scholar who alighted on the swimming story as evidence for the medieval climate, but if anybody is an amateurist fool here it is Holsinger, which is why he is engaging in this stupid projection.

    Anyway, here is what I have learned: A paleoclimatologist named Hubert Lamb, in the first edition of one of his books from 1982, cited this 13th. c. legend of a Greenland settler taking a 10th c. swim to support many other observations and pieces of evidence establishing the medieval warm period. Holsinger in this article affirms that the medieval warm period was real but he thinks that this legendary story is not to be taken seriously.

    Given that, look at the brazen dishonesty of these execrable the hyphenated Olm and the smirking Gabriele. There is nothing “notorious” about Lamb’s story even though it has been cited here and there on the internet. Literally Holsinger is the only person to have brought this matter up or made a thing about it. Gabriele-Olm are implying that the medieval warm period was fake and wrongly postulated on the basis of this swimming Greendlander. In fact a great deal of evidence supports the medieval warm period and the scholar lurking at the end of Gabriele’s chain of citations affirms that the medieval warm period was real.

    Lamb may have read the legend naively, but these legendary later medieval sagas and compilations are used in this uncritical way by actual historians and literary scholars all the time. And however that may be, and once again, LAMB HAD OTHER DATA TO ESTABLISH THE MEDIEVAL WARM PERIOD WHICH EVEN HOLSINGER BELIEVES IN. The story therefore did not “lead” to “a misunderstanding” that “sits at the basis of quasi-scientific climate change denial.” It hardly matters in this case that Lamb’s reading was naive as he had many other reasons to rightly suppose that “medieval northern Europe was marginally warmer than it was in the 20th century” and in fact powerful proof of the warmer temperatures persists precisely in the fact that there were high-medieval settlers in Greenland to cultivate legends like this in the first place. The late Viking-age settlements of Iceland and Greenland have long been observed as evidence for milder temperatures from the eleventh century.

  • From The Local:
  • @MikeatMikedotMike
    I'd normally say "He should go back.", but it looks like he already did.

    Great to know the 3rd world doesn't even have to live in the first world in order to collect welfare. I would expect this type of thing to become much more prevalent.

    In China, books with titles like “How To Receive US Disability Payments” and “Social Security Payments for non-US Citizens” were a popular genre of books. And why not? The Chinese will tell you flat out–and be surprised you don’t agree, “China belongs to the Chinese. America belongs to the world.”

    • Agree: jim jones
  • One obvious way to try to figure out what kind of social arrangements help or hurt African-Americans is to look around the country for places where they tend to do relatively better or worse. From Wisconsin Public Radio: Most of the worst places for blacks are Northern Rust Belt cities, often smallish, in Purple or...
  • I’m a landlord. Recently I had a vacancy. It was an apartment adjacent to another one of my tenants. A middle-aged black woman. I’ll call her “Sue.” All dialog guaranteed verbatim:

    Sue: Hey! You get a tenant yet?

    Me: No, not yet.

    Sue: Listen… when you pick your tenant… we really don’t need no more black tenants, you know?

    Me: What… are you talking about?

    Sue: You know. We don’t need to bring in, you know… we don’t need to borrow no trouble.

    Me: Wait a minute. Are you, as a black person, asking me not to rent to black people?

    Sue: You know what I mean! They bring problems. We ain’t got no problems now. You know what I mean. Let’s just keep it that way.

    Me: I can’t do it, because it’s against the law. I’m very surprised that you’re seriously asking me not to rent to black people.

    Sue: Come on! You know what I mean!!

    Me: Doesn’t matter if I know what you mean. It’s against the law.

    Sue: Awwwww!

    Me: If you don’t like it, I suggest you write a letter to the NAACP. They might listen to you.

    Sue: Okay, but seriously. (Pleading) Just don’t do it?

    Me: Sorry. Can’t do that. Against the law.

    Sue: Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease!!

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    In real life, does Sue have a traditional name, or a black-sounding name?
    , @Harry Baldwin
    What a great story! I unofficially award you a gold box.
    , @Old Prude
    Goes to show: The problem isn't blacks. They know the score. The problems is whites who are suckers. Our race problem has the same origin as our immigration problem, and even our trans problem. Whitey is a sucker for guilt. Blacks, immigrants and trans scammers are all just playing us.
    , @Anon
    I had a rental in Maryland, and used a property management company. They never told me the race when presenting me with a new tranny to approve, and I rarely knew the name. But the property managers were quite diligent about credit checks, and told me when the credit was flakey. I think that's a good proxy for race, and AI programs agree.

    There's an adventure loving subset of landlords who specialize in Section 8. The rent is guaranteed from the feds. The trick is keeping the units from being trashed.
  • My impression of Berkeley from 40 years ago was that it was a good school for smart kids, but it was not a good place for kids who needed a lot of help to get by. If it is still like that, letting in more lower IQ students is just setting them up for flunking...
  • @Jonathan Mason

    If the less intelligent race is given a leg up into universities they are not qualified for then they will be funneled into the least rigorous majors such as the various grievance studies pseudo disciplines
     
    There are plenty of black physicians and nurse practitioners who have graduated medical school and passed state board examinations. At least that it the case in my state. On a purely competitive basis, probably less would get into medical schools.

    Similar arguments are going on in the UK where the Labour Party wants to break the stranglehold of the elite by mandating that the elite Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and London accept a much higher percentage of students from "working class backgrounds". (A Durham coalminer's daughter was testifying before the US Congress just this week and claimed that her opportunities in life would have been more limited in Britain due to her working class accent.)

    Labour passed a motion at their annual party convention to make universities admit no more than 7% of students from fee paying secondary schools--however this proposal has now been watered down to just closing some tax loopholes for private schools. In its original form the policy would certainly make Labour unelectable.

    Labour also wants to ban unpaid internships, as these are alleged to be a way of giving a leg up to a young person from a wealthy family, when poorer people cannot afford to work for free to gain experience.

    https://labour.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Digital-Youth-Manifesto.pdf

    My family were coal-miners in Durham but I do not constantly use it as an excuse for failing.

  • @Hail

    The paper would be full of words he thought were academic, writing the way he thought a college student should write, using big words he didn’t have command of.”
     
    Paging Dr. Ta Nehisi.

    I already explicated and complicated your elucidations, bee-yotch!
    What more you want??

  • Of course, if you want hatred and demonization of Austrians and gays (Bruno), Slavs (Borat), Pakistani wiggers (Ali G), or anti-Israel Muslim dictators and pro-Palestinian feminists (The Dictator), watch my movies! Seriously, as I wrote in 2012 in Taki's Magazine in a
  • @Lot
    I agree that SBC’s humor is on the mean side. Probably Bruno and Borat the least so, as they are dumb but well meaning.

    I don’t see any anti-Austrian element to Bruno, more likely he thought (correctly) an extra flaming gay would be even funnier with a German accent. SNL kind of did the same with Mike Myers and Will Ferrell’s gay Germans in the Sprockets sketches.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2bLcilzeqc

    His jokes also involving the characters saying crazy things that could possibly be a language issue. Ali G is so dumb and into slang he doesn’t speak standard English well, the rest are ESL.

    Where do they find the hysterical people to make up the audience for these shows?

  • My impression of Berkeley from 40 years ago was that it was a good school for smart kids, but it was not a good place for kids who needed a lot of help to get by. If it is still like that, letting in more lower IQ students is just setting them up for flunking...
  • The beautiful lie of the “blank slate” is at the very heart of this (post-) modern social hysteria.
    We should have been more careful with what we taught children. And we should really start keeping score at their little league games.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • After an epic search for one of the ten
  • @Medvedev
    "Beyond beef" costs $7.99 at Target and ~$10.00 on Amazon. Ground beef at the local store ~$3.50
    Why would anyone pay three times more for a questionable product instead of normal meat? When it doesn't event taste like meat. All the hype is to get money out of your/hipsters' pockets.

    If you want to reduce consumption of meat go with lentils, soy, beans, etc. Those are dead cheap.

    Remind me about 'beyond meat' when it costs half the price of a regular ground meat.

    Many people do not like the idea of eating animal corpses, I am one of them.

    • Agree: Liza
  • From
  • A crucial principle, for both humans and machines, is to avoid bias and therefore prevent discrimination.

    I don’t think this is a true statement. The point of AI is to accurately discriminate. When I bought my last car, I didn’t choose it randomly. I discriminated against the cars that were too expensive and too unreliable. I also discriminated against American cars.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    I also discriminated against American cars.
     
    I know, and you have to be so careful. It was not until I had already paid for it that I discovered my Honda Pilot was built in Tennessee. I felt used.
    , @Jack D
    People are misunderstanding what he is trying to do here. When he says "discrimination" he means "illegal race or sex discrimination". Hypothetically, if you feed an AI with a biased data set, it will score Borrower A, who is black or female, lower than Borrower B, who is a white male, EVEN THOUGH THEIR ACTUAL LIKELIHOOD of paying back the mortgage or whatever are the same. He is trying to "fix" the AI so that doesn't happen. Now, in real life this may only result in a tiny # of women or blacks getting their scores upgraded before the AI starts assigning them scores that are higher than are merited when you go back later and check the actual loss experience, but the number of false negatives is greater than zero.

    But Varshney is not an idiot (far from it) and is not trying to do something meaningless or nonsensical. There may in fact be certain minority or female applicants who get underscored by AI because they get lumped in with their compatriots that a better AI could somehow pick out. In fact there would be money to be made off of such applicants. Banks don't make money by NOT making loans (nor do they make money by making bad loans). If you could somehow find people who are getting turned down by other lenders but who are in fact good credit risks, this would be valuable. I have my doubts as to how many of such people really exist (and it's easy to calibrate the AI to take in too many people who are in fact bad credit risks) but if you can truly find them, that's commercially valuable.
  • Do creative individuals have better ideas or just more ideas than not so creative individuals? The Coen Brothers acted out this old question in The Hudsucker Proxy: The Coen Brothers' most widely hated movie is their 1994 big business satire The Hudsucker Proxy, with help from their friend Sam Raimi. Shot in the style of...
  • Most people have no ideas at all. Creative people have zillions of which some few when properly developed are good. All lasting changes in culture are the product of a teensy sliver of the population.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • From my new movie review in Taki's Magazine: Read the whole thing there.
  • Whenever I come across these Bloomberg Bimbo types I take pleasure in pointing out that 90% plus of civilization today is a creation of normal European men and that its current decline is a function of mistakenly allowing lesser types, such as herself to impose their ignorance and arrogance on the productive.

    It’s increasingly met by smiles and nod from the spectators rather than the embarrassing shuffling of a few years ago.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    The veneer is a bit thin in this case. Behind the social-justice shtick her entire output for Boomerberg Serious News is churning out wealth-porn blurbs worshiping the products of rich Anglo-Euro men not far removed from the Carroll Shelby generation.

    She wants you to know she has a problem with womanizers, yet hangs out with car collectors... Sounds like a reliable source.

    Here she is in Mantua posing at the piazza with her boyfriend "Magnus Walker," a fashion/mechanic impresario who's worked up a strange Jesse-James-meets-Rob-Zombie press image:
    http://robbreport.com/motors/cars/magnus-walker-mille-miglia-mercedes-2853549/

    The Robb Report (no relation to R. Zombie) still exists, evidently.
  • From Arkansas Online: Hunter had claimed that this was impossible. Poor Joe Biden has had two fine children die before him, but his Problem Child, Hunter, appears to be so full of beans that he may live to be 100, keeping the Biden name embarrassingly in the headlines for another half century.
  • @Neuday
    Not to defend Hunter, but who among us has been intimate only with sane and stable women?

    Not to defend Hunter, but who among us has been intimate only with sane and stable women?

    They’re my bread and butter, those half-a-psychos. They aren’t meant for marrying after all. And you don’t have children with them. The trick is to get away without your car being vandalized.

  • From my new movie review in Taki's Magazine: Read the whole thing there.
  • @Alfa158
    Much of the Alt-Right, White Nationalist movement, or whatever name is current, is becoming genuinely National Socialist, as in nationalist, and, socialist. They are sometimes ironically referred to as NazBols; Nazi-Bolsheviks. They believe in policies like highly progressive taxes, strong controls and limits on big business, government healthcare for all, free education, trade protectionism, unions and foreign non-intervention. They also argue that these thing only work in ethnically homogeneous, high trust societies.
    They have discovered that international capitalism is at least as great enemy of their movement as the government.. So yes, they are even more genuinely committed to a policy of “eat the Rich” than any masked anti-fa.
    Many of them started out in the Left. Eric Striker whose writings are now being posted here on Unz is one of the leading activists in that wing of the Alt-Right, White Nationalist movement.

    Thank you for the clarification. Greatly appreciated. In that respect, much of the alt-right is similar to the early-mid 20th Century southern Democrat populists. To be fair, there were populists of that type in the north as well. Remember as late as 1968 a segregationist southern populist was able to carry five states as a third party candidate.

    In some respects, this was similar to the Bernie Sanders of 2015, except on racial issues. Sanders was a staunch integrationist.

    What seems to scare the left-wing “Green New Deal” types the most, according to what I have read in places like Mother Jones, are the alt-right environmentalists. One would think that a true environmentalist on the left would be happy to work with true environmentalists on the right, the way Ralph Nader worked with Pat Buchanan on trade issues. Instead, the left wing enviros are stuck on a complete fallacy that it is possible to be an open borders environmentalist.

    In other words, the face of left wing environmentalism has changed from the rational and clear thinking Gaylord Nelson, who had a very left wing civil rights record, to the less clear thinking AOC. God help us.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • From the Los Angeles Times: Huh ... Apparently the "changing demographics will doom Republicans" conspiracy theory is only an unmentionable conspiracy theory until after it has already happened. Once it's irrevocably in the bag, however, full touchdown dances are permitted. A newspaper headline in 2025:
  • @Morris Applebaum IV
    There is no historical precedent for low fertility resulting from secularism, affluence, and birth control pills. There is no reason to assume that the rates will magically bounce back. I doubt low fertility homogeneous countries will be able to keep out immigrants or invaders for long, but the United States has always had minorities so restricting immigration merely buys time.


    Whites have low fertility in nearly every region in every country, regardless of population density. Look at Vermont's fertility rate, 1.52! Maine is 1.58. Those are low density Whiteopias. Additionally, East Asians have low fertility in the United States, Canada and Australia. Anyone concerned with demographics or the future of civilization should put this at the top of the list of concerns.

    Well Rome had low fertility prior to the barbarian invasions. They were actually trying to pass laws under Augustus forcing men to marry and bear legitimate children as opposed to children with slave women.

    Eventually their birth rates fell so low that they began allowing foreigners to join the Roman Legions as soldiers but even this didn’t help them as the foreigners were first to abandon their posts during the battles and/or surrender to the opposing side, probably led by their own fellow Germans, Huns, etc.,

    Sadly we saw how this ended: The dark ages descended upon Europe and didn’t lift again for centuries…they even forgot how to read and write…

    I believe Joseph Campbell said Europe would have probably been in space or at least flying aircraft by the fourteenth century or so if that collapse of Rome hadn’t happened. Medicine and other fields of study would have been more advanced as well.

    So there is precedent for this situation albeit not the happy ending that we might have wished.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Sam Coulton
    Everything you wrote in this post is a lie.
  • @Moses

    When the GOP abandons state elections in California, it will be replaced by the PRD or some other Hispanic party that will explicitly court the Mexican vote.
     
    Whoa I didn't think of that but now that I see it it's obvious.

    Why would Mexican "Americans" fond of waving the Mexican flag vote for Democrats when they can have their very own Mexican party?

    All the ingredients are there except for a charismatic Mexican "American" politician to lead the movement. Just a matter of time.

    And I wouldn't be surprised if Mexico starts funding and pulling strings in CA. After all, why not? What better way to annex California, when the Mexican "American" CA government asks them to with a popular state proposition.

    Demographics is destiny.

    Mexico doesn’t really want to annex California. It wants the ability to export surplus population there, and get remittances from there. Actually running the state is too much trouble.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @bomag
    Agree.

    A better plan would make Mexico a Puerto Riccan type territory to better facilitate the money and people flow.
    , @kaganovitch
    Mexico doesn’t really want to annex California. It wants the ability to export surplus population there, and get remittances from there. Actually running the state is too much trouble.

    Heck, it seems actually running Mexicois too much trouble for them.
  • Whether or not Newsweek still exists is an iffy proposition. I've heard it suggested that these days it's basically 3 people in Williamsburg trying to come up with clickbait headlines, such as: The reason Medellin is the World's Smartest City is because it installed ski-lift type gondola transport for slum dwellers who live up high....
  • @Lot
    Bunker Hill a charmless claustrophobic cluster of glass office towers. Bad spot for a tourist attraction.

    The rest of downtown LA is nicer, excepting Skid Row. Which actually is worth checking out (daylight hours only) if you’re wondering what a zombie apocalypse looks like. Daily Mail is on the story:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3824528/Skid-Row-revealed-striking-photographs.html

    The rest of downtown LA is nicer, excepting Skid Row. Which actually is worth checking out (daylight hours only) if you’re wondering what a zombie apocalypse looks like. Daily Mail is on the story:

    The first and last time I saw someone smoke crack was on LA Skid Row. It certainly made an impression. Skid Row at night is not bad if you are in a car with locked doors and driving quickly through. The LAPD squad cars are on constant patrol and do not mess around in that vicinity.

    I have been threatened with violence a few times down there including with some racially charged language, but no issues if you keep on walking, avoid eye contact and can carry yourself.

    On the positive side, I was picking up Christmas cards in a Walgreens adjacent to Skid Row on a Friday afternoon right before Christmas when an eccentrically dressed homeless black man approached me with a large, ear tagged Algebra Test Prep book. He was likely slightly disturbed, but was exceptionally polite and soft spoken and he asked me if I could explain an algebra problem to him. I do not know why he chose me out of the crowd in Walgreens other than maybe because I had a pen in my hand for the Christmas cards.

    I am a softy for eccentrics so I spent about twenty minutes walking him through some of the word problem exercises demonstrating how to solve for “x”. He was really appreciative and in the end I think he understood the concepts. We parted ways with a handshake that became a hug and wishing one another a “Merry Christmas”.

    A bizarre Skid Row Christmas memory that still sticks with me.

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @Autochthon
    And every Christmas to this day you pour out egg nog for your eccentric soul brother and a tear streams down one cheek as you lament Skid Row and what might have been....

    https://youtu.be/qjuEXKwnkLE
    , @nebulafox
    That's heart-warming, man.

    I really hope that homeless guy you described is doing OK. Between the genuine interest in improving his mind and his impeccable personality, he seems like the kind of guy who'd do OK for himself if given a bit of help to smooth out the eccentricities and a chance to achieve a stable life.
    , @Bubba
    You were very lucky to have escaped uninjured or possibly murdered. The "homeless" algebra guy was setting you up (which was obviously very effective) and his thug accomplice who was supposed to rob you went AWOL.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    I am a softy for eccentrics so I spent about twenty minutes walking him through some of the word problem exercises demonstrating how to solve for “x”.

    That's a striking story and certainly makes you wonder about the poor guy. Unfortunately, in my experience, when a black man approaches me and starts a friendly conversation, he eventually gets around to asking me for money. Because now we have a relationship, you know.
  • Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, apologizes for his greatest achievement: taking New York City murder rates that has already fallen surprisingly far under Rudy Giuliani and hammering them down to Yogi Berra Era levels. Why? Because he's running for the Democratic presidential nomination. From the New York Times:
  • @216
    Large numbers of people think there are no racial disparities in criminality. Thus there are large numbers of white murderers that:

    -Wear masks/blackface to avoid getting caught
    -Are protected by racist cops
    -Have money for lawyers to buy their way out of the judicial system

    The truth about the gun issue is confirmed if you google "Gun control castration"

    Large numbers of people think there are no racial disparities in criminality.

    They do? Funny, almost nobody behaves as if they believe it, in the real world.

    Virtually everyone I know, including, and especially, black people, takes it for granted that blacks are more violent than whites.

    The cognitive dissonance of right-thinking liberals must be incredible. No wonder they are explode into anger so quickly when it is pointed out.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • Stop and frisk is now demonized in polite society. But it is the law of the land in traffic enforcement. For the most part, the police don’t really care about your moderate speeding, equipment violations, or petty moving violations. It’s a pretense with the hope of striking gold upon subjecting you to a records review and physical inspection. It’s stop and frisk, which 40 million Americans (1 out of 6 drivers) get treated to every year.

    If it’s wrong on the streets of NYC, maybe it’s wrong everywhere. Or if it’s a critical component of the thin blue line ensuring civilization on the highways, then it is in NYC too. Right? Or, in the current year, is logical consistency and equal treatment nice things we’re not allowed to have anymore?

  • The dusty topic of Miami in the 1980s is back in the news, with the new Nobel laureate (sort of) in Economics Esther Duflo declaring that the boring, featureless history of Miami in the 1980s proves that low skill immigration has "
  • @Anonymous
    Very few exotics are really all that fun to drive except on a race course with no one else on the track. The Testarossa is basically the old 365/512 Boxer with much wider and uglier bodywork.

    Motorcycles are more fun than cars, I rode a Kawasaki for a few years until the fear outweighed the fun:

    • Replies: @JudgeSmails

    Motorcycles are more fun than cars, I rode a Kawasaki for a few years until the fear outweighed the fun:
     
    Maybe until your prefrontal cortex fully matured?
  • @Dmitry
    I'm surprised Hollywood does not currently establish more films in Miami of that epoch.

    Although that is supposed to be a bad and idiotic television drama (I have not seen it personally), the aesthetics mix is just intoxicating : Italian sports cars, Armani suits, art deco architecture, and cuban women, and cigars. .

    From looking in the buildings in the background, though, it looks like the art deco architecture was very shabby and dilapidated in that epoch.

    At 1:00 - 1:30 they are driving in an art deco area, but the buildings were so dilapidated in 1986
    https://youtu.be/LyBBVgzm7N4?t=61

    Now these areas of Miami seem beautiful renovated - at 13:20

    https://youtu.be/GiuF4Y-IGAI?t=798

    Although that is supposed to be a bad and idiotic television drama (I have not seen it personally), the aesthetics mix is just intoxicating : Italian sports cars, Armani suits, art deco architecture, and cuban women, and cigars. .

    I wouldn’t say Vice was bad and idiotic, maybe a bit goofy at times, but go watch Cocaine Cowboys and you’ll see that the reality of early to mid-80s Miami sometimes went even further than Vice.

    I would add that Vice was also hugely innovative in terms of its use of cinematography and music. Jan Hammer’s score was brilliantly done, particularly the opening title theme and Crockett’s Theme.

    You also had sequences like the end of the episode, “Definitely Miami,” that made outstanding use of the Motor City Madman Ted Nugent, perfect French dish Arielle Dombasle, the Bren Ten 10mm pistol vs Colt .45 1911, Ferarri Daytona vs. Corvette C4, and of course 10cc’s “Cry”:

    One of the more well-regarded arcs was when Crockett started living as one of his undercover identities after a series of personal and professional traumas. The scene where he begins snapping out of his mental fog makes great use of Kate Bush/Peter Gabriel’s, “Don’t Give Up”:

    Goosebumps from 2:38 to 2:58 when his former colleagues draw down on Crockett while the track plays.

    “….I remember a boat….”

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Dmitry

    I wouldn’t say Vice was bad and idiotic, maybe a bit goofy
     
    I have not seen it.

    But my general impression is that old television dramas are quite bad (I recently tried to watch X-Files, but had to stop after a few episodes).

    Just as films were much better in the 1980s, it seems that television was a lot worse compared to today.

    Since that epoch, television dramas (American ones only) seem to have become so much better, and films (in every country) much worse. So that today television dramas are often better than films, while in the 1980s such a situation would have appeared to be absurd.

    cinematography and music. Jan Hammer’s score was brilliantly
     
    Yes - although 1980s pop music in almost everything, was so much better than today - it makes me even nostalgic for a time before I was born.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Director Michael Mann, a gun enthusiast who competed in the Southwest Combat Pistol League, choreographs gunfights better than anyone. He used IPSC shooter Jim Zubiena to play a hitman in one of the most memorable scenes on Miami Vice. Zubiena fires what Jeff Cooper dubbed a "Mozambique"-- two shots to the body, one to the head.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXv8IepBVJQ
  • @Dmitry
    I'm surprised Hollywood does not currently establish more films in Miami of that epoch.

    Although that is supposed to be a bad and idiotic television drama (I have not seen it personally), the aesthetics mix is just intoxicating : Italian sports cars, Armani suits, art deco architecture, and cuban women, and cigars. .

    From looking in the buildings in the background, though, it looks like the art deco architecture was very shabby and dilapidated in that epoch.

    At 1:00 - 1:30 they are driving in an art deco area, but the buildings were so dilapidated in 1986
    https://youtu.be/LyBBVgzm7N4?t=61

    Now these areas of Miami seem beautiful renovated - at 13:20

    https://youtu.be/GiuF4Y-IGAI?t=798

    The Testarossa is an unpleasant car to drive because of the very poor visibility. The easiest cars to drive have the driver perched high up with a good view of the road ahead.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Very few exotics are really all that fun to drive except on a race course with no one else on the track. The Testarossa is basically the old 365/512 Boxer with much wider and uglier bodywork.
  • Three popular buzzwords these days are Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. Narrator: Careerists in the DIE business don't actually want the white goose that lays their golden eggs to DIE. It just seems like they do.
  • Even the ones who don’t believe white geese lay golden eggs realize that it’s handy to have a scapegoat around.

    In my estimation, progressives are happiest when whites are kept at around 20-35% of the population. That way, they’re sizeable enough to point a finger at when conflicts arise but not large enough to make any political decisions.

    Ideally, whites serve as worker drones who know their place.

    • Agree: jim jones, Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @a guy named me
    ...and a source for the (((white sex slave trade)))
    , @dvorak

    In my estimation, progressives are happiest when whites are kept at around 20-35%
     
    No way, their ideal has a ton of Northern whites (progressives), some East Asians, a few white Hispanics and South Asians (spicy), and only a smattering of blacks (they're not stupid). Look at their elite boarding schools for an idea.

    Southern whites and other deplorables and fatties are not present in their ideal world; not one will remain.

    The Cold Civil War is a project of ethnic cleansing by a stable coalition of Northern Whites and Jews against Southern and otherwise deplorable Whites.
  • Writing about intelligence is splendid fun if you like watching dogfights among towering vanities. (This assumes that vanities can tower, though I’m not sure how dogs come into it.) On one side you have the politically correct protectors of Appropriate Values. These secretly believe that blacks are less intelligent than whites and live in terror...
  • Each ethnic/national group has its morons and geniuses in some numbers. Some of the groups have them in greater measure than others.

    If you know how to fix a leaky faucet, you are a genius. If you vote Democrat, you are a moron dangerous to yourself and to the environment. It’s that simple.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Carroll Price
    An old proverb goes sumpin' like this: "A one-eyed man is a genius in the land of the blind."
  • From the New York Times opinion page: As I've been saying for a long time, the trajectory of the zeitgeist is away from thinking in terms of objective principles and instead toward thinking just about how we already know who are the Goodies and who are the Baddies, and the Baddies deserve to have their...
  • What I think is interesting here, is that the NYT, which is used to destroying people by proving their ‘racism’ has pulled their usual stunt on Stephen Miller. And I don’t think it’s going to work.

    I think this could really be a shift of narratives moment. Here the NYT is saying, ‘this man is beyond the pale, Trump MUST fire him.’ But Trump isn’t going to fire him, and if everybody just shrugs their shoulders, the NYT will look impotent.

    My guess here is that the NYT will DEMAND that Miller be fired, and he won’t be. And when everybody else just moves on we will know that the NYT is no longer running shit.

    It’s like a high school power struggle, and I think the mean girl will lose.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Moshe
    If all they have on him is sincere adult missives regarding immigration policy issues I really dom't see how they can expect anyone at all to care or even take any notice. I mean, is this contrary to why he was hired and what he has said in public?

    I mean when the time comes that the knives arw drawn on me they'll have whatsapp messages of me saying that with my antics I'm attempting to start a new holocaust. That sort of humor won't necessarily be read as such by people less charitably minded. But until they have racist jokes from Miller (which I have zero problem with so long as they're jokes to an audience that understands them as such) I don't see what they even think they are pointing and sputtering about - that he also says in private what he says in public?
  • Recent (quasi) Nobel in Economics laureate Esther Duflo is out hyping her new
  • Anonymous[344] • Disclaimer says:

    Maybe for her next trick, Esther Duflo can figure out some way to eliminate the inequality between two people: one born to indigenous tribesmen in the Amazon rainforest, another born to a pediatrician and an eminent mathematician(invited to address the ICM) in France. Now that would be worth a Nobel.

    • LOL: jim jones
  • @PapayaSF
    What astounds me is that Duflo is proclaiming an exception to a basic principle of economics with so little evidence. It's like saying that total vehicle weight doesn't effect fuel mileage because some studies in the real world couldn't measure it. OK, but so what? We know that basic principle is happening.

    If she's going to claim that there's an exception to Econ 101 basics, I need more than one arguable example.

    The actual prime directive is not to find the truth about X in economics (assuming, like the proverbial can opener, that the “truth” about X is knowable). The prime directive is:

    Mass non-White immigration harms White people, and will eventually erase them. Therefore it must continue, by any means necessary, and any bizarre Twister-like intellectual contortions in service of this goal is justified, because harming White people is the purpose of the exercise.

    For some weird reason, back in the 90s, I knew an unusually large number of academic economists from top universities. The weird thing about this bunch that you’d never guess was, they were mostly retired Irish ex-cops who got their Ph.D.’s in economics at night school while they were beat cops, then went on to serious academic work. Strange, huh?

    Nah, just kidding, they were exactly who you figured they’d be.

    • Agree: jim jones, ben tillman
  • Low-skilled migration does not reduce wages. Stopping low-skilled immigration does not increase wages. Anyone who tells you otherwise is not aware of the facts.

    Listen to the Nobel prize-winning economist Esther Duflo explain the truth here.

    So there. Listen to The Truth. Kneel before it. Worship it. Does anyone else get the distinct impression by the writer’s tone that the next step is to silence anyone who does not wholeheartedly accept The Truth, whether it be The Truth of Say’s Law (supply creates its own demand) or The Truth of Lamarckism (stick anyone in an elite job or college program and by virtue of repeatedly performing the tasks of that new job or program they develop the mental traits necessary to excel at it).

    Funny how 100 years after Einstein’s discovery of relativity, serious, elite physical scientists with 160+ IQs are still taking him at his word to ‘prove me wrong’ and conducting the sort of experiments that can only shatter what’s been built without necessarily replacing it with something new- and at exorbitant multi-million $ cost! But in the bizzaro sciences of sociology and economics and anthropology it’s always- “Here is The Truth (so stop your questioning). End of subject (if you know what’s good for you).”

    • Agree: jim jones
  • From Intelligence: Item M or % SD N Accuracy of media, scale 1 (inaccurate) to 9 (accurate)
  • Congratulations, Mr. Sailer. Great work over the years, and I’m glad it has been, appropriately, noticed in the quarters that matter.

    • Replies: @reactionry
    Too Soon?*
    Or: Santa Clarita White Privilege Canceled?

    On Topic

    Breaking Bad News - It is of paramount importance to know the estimated Intelligence Quotient of an apparent Asian anti-white supremacist child who is in custody at this moment in or around Santa Clarita, California.

    His "g" should be compared to that of Gulf War veteran (thank you for your service!), John Allen Muhammad and his young ward and undocumented American, Lee "Anti-Racist Salvo" Malvo, as well as the Virginia Tech record-setting sharpshooter-pistolero Seung-Hui Cho and the Long Island Rail Road commuter Colin "Powell" aka "Ferguson Effect" Ferguson. Authorities (I am a self-designated authority and choose a plural first person pronoun) have already speculated as to how the Santa Clarita activist might fall on the Oughtism Scale. By the time a child has reached the age of 16, he/she/they has heard many thousands of words (and watched hundreds of hours of video) to the effect that all whites Ought to be annihilated.

    Now back to your regularly scheduled programming - as wise-in-the-ways-of-the-world, degenerate, apathetic, irony-infused, self-amused cucks 'n cowards**
    .
    * Too Soon - it's too soon to forget the Asian Exclusion Acts!
    ** that would be meetoo!
  • In The Atlantic, "Ideas" editor
  • @Anonymous
    Americans feel guilty about the Holocaust yet had nothing to do with it. Why shouldn't they also feel guilt over British imperialism?

    The Chinese are jumping on the Colonialist bandwagon and saying we should return the Elgin Marbles:

    https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/xi-jinping-greece-marbles-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    The Chinese want their stuff back too. It's logically consistent.
  • From the New York Times:
  • @Reg Cæsar

    Jed Kolko is the chief economist at Indeed.com.
     
    Which sounds like a firm founded by Ned Flanders. Though Ned wouldn't swallow their product.


    https://www.indeedbrewing.com/uploads/general/_1200xAUTO_fit_center-center_90/indeed-brickwall_1280px_wide.png

    Shall we swallow Jed's?

    Come listen to a story 'bout a man named Jed
    He's gonna psychoanalyze the blue states and the red
    It's gonna come to nuthin' 'cause it's all too plain to see
    People cast their ballots by their dermatology...

    Skin, that is...
    Black and blue,
    Pink, red

    Actually, I'm fed up with this trendy color inversion. Trump states should be depicted in orange, like Indeed's wall. We don't know who his opponent'll be, but a nice fecal brown would fit most of the contenders well. Heidi Van Tassel can be the color consultant:

    Homeless man threw huge bucket of hot diarrhea all over woman’s face

    Luke Ford mentioned the diarrhea story on his show. What is a society supposed to do with a person who dumps a bucket of his diarrhea on a stranger? Somehow, psychiatry seems an inadequate response, and a long prison sentence seems like a waste of money.

    Maybe the solution, given the newfound opposition on the left to the prison system, is exile to some sort of reservation structured on the left’s principles. The U.S. government has plenty of land. Carve out a swathe of it for people the left doesn’t want in prison and the rest of us don’t want on the street, and let them dump diarrhea on each other to their hearts’ content.

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @The Alarmist

    What is a society supposed to do with a person who dumps a bucket of his diarrhea on a stranger?
     
    Fill a cell with diarrhoea and toss him in.

    The U.S. government has plenty of land. Carve out a swathe of it for people the left doesn’t want in prison and the rest of us don’t want on the street, and let them dump diarrhea on each other to their hearts’ content.
     
    Cities like SF are exactly where these people need to be.
    , @Mr McKenna

    What is a society supposed to do with a person who dumps a bucket of his diarrhea on a stranger?
     
    Surely there's some sort of public office appropriate to his skills.

    After all, the act is perfectly symbolic of what's being done to our society.
    , @Anon
    I hope the homeless guy walks. The woman he poured warm diarrhea on is a typical AWFL (affluent white female liberal). Here’s her twitter account: https://twitter.com/heidisabrina

    By the way, apparently this warm diarrhea attack happened in March of this year? She describes it in a tweet then.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/heidisabrina/status/1106644670589923328
    , @Ozymandias
    "What is a society supposed to do with a person who dumps a bucket of his diarrhea on a stranger?"

    Give him a bucket of virtue signalling and make him Governor of California.
    , @MBlanc46
    That might work except they do not care what we want. Our wanting X is a prima facie reason to expect that they will do —X.
  • An interesting phenomenon in Australia is that a large fraction of the professional Aboriginal Media Personalities are close to phenotypically indistinguishable, more or less (and more than less), from the average bogan. One reason for this is that Aboriginal genes for looks are famously recessive. In fact, that was part of the thinking behind the...
  • The article and comments all demonstrate the insanity of collectivist thinking. The “racial category” becomes the major determinant. not the performance/behavior of the individual involved.

    So “race” becomes in and of itself an asset. The the Bad Old Days “race” was a liability (if nonwhite, often). But race is rarely pure given genetics and human behavior.

    Same with “ethnic” collectivism. What is “Hispanic” much less the modern atrocity “latinx.” That can’t even be pronounced.

    Rather than judging humans by what they do, how they behave and act, the collectivist lazy default is to peer at the skin color, hair, eyes, etc. “Is he really Irish?” Etc. Depends on what unearned benefits you get.

    This is all now labeled “progressive” and “woke.” Okay, if you want that, use it when you need a brain surgeon. No cheating!

    • Agree: jim jones
  • In The Atlantic, "Ideas" editor
  • @Bill B.
    It is one of those fundamental facts about human society that it takes a conscious effort not to go with the flow.

    If whites don’t become aware and self-interested they will simply drown, giggling, in the awful future.

    I worked in Hong Kong for almost a decade in the 1980s - before the Brits left. I would have found the idea of a violent physical rejection of China (even as interpreted by the CCP) nigh on impossible to imagine. But a significant proportion of the feisty population have examined the future in their own minds and rejected it. Once you switch you switch.

    I think it’s inevitable if the left has a extended run of power where they impose “equity” in schools, employment, government, etc. Whites in the US have not been kicked around, so they don’t have the political unity of blacks or Jews, but give it 20-30 years where every white person, a friend, or family member has had multiple negative experiences with being disadvantaged as a matter of policy, and it will be like a switch was flipped. By that time it’s likely whites will not be an outright majority any longer, but will still be the largest and wealthiest group, and history has shown time and time again that a determined and unified minority can still steer the ship.

    For all the caterwauling on the left about supposed white identity politics, they haven’t seen anything yet if progressive racial redistributionists end up in charge.

    • Agree: Dtbb, Thea, jim jones
    • Replies: @anonymous
    Mixed race people will be counted as white in the future. There will be a return to the white majority. Almost everyone under 20 in 2100 who is white will have mixed ancestry.
    , @bomag
    Problem here is that the Left has effectively seized control of the courts and academia, which work in tandem to thwart any change via other political avenues.

    The courts have been kicking YT to the curb for some time now, and I don't sense much pushback. Even vaunted conservative pick Kavanaugh couldn't stop gushing about his work with the Other.

    Academia has pretty much become a hate-YT fest, and people dutifully send their kids there; pay the bills, and saddle the future with debt in service to that damage.
    , @Jack D
    We know that white elites are not going to be disadvantaged, at least not for a very long time - they are equal partners in the high-low coalition and they have rigged the game in their favor. If they can no longer get their mediocre kids into university due to AA then they can bribe their way in.

    The only question is whether middle class whites, in particular white urban and suburban females, can be peeled from the Coalition of the Fringes? You would think that discrimination against their sons would bother them, but first they would have to HAVE sons. They themselves get to divide the spoils of Affirmative Action with their darker colleagues.
    , @Bill B.
    I would hope the white counter-attack will happen sooner. Certainly it will happen some time but when? I myself have always been conservative in sympathy but I only only really understood clearly what was happening perhaps a decade ago. Now that I have flipped I see the full horror and can never slide back. But anyone not mildly eccentric and fully embedded in our “liberal” mainstream will flip when?
  • From Slate:
  • Kenbak-1, Micral N, Educ-8, Scelbi 8-H, Mark 8, and Datapoint 2200 all predated the Apple 1, not to mention the legendary Altair 8080.

    What Apple is first in is Corporate Bullshit via retconning history. Apple was heavily over-credited with all sorts of innovations by early Silicon Valley historians, to the point that the average Joe probably thinks they invented sand (silica) and VDT’s.

    Look up some of these machines for yourselves.
    The Apple 2 was not even the first all-in-one machine-
    Look up tbe Sphere Micro!

    And lo and behold, we have a winner:

    https://www.cnet.com/news/inside-the-worlds-long-lost-first-microcomputer/

    And tbat’s not even counting various Analog Computers from Heathkit and others, including one designed by (a drumroll, please:) Claude Shannon!!

    The Minivac 601!

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minivac_601

    • Agree: jim jones
  • In The Atlantic, "Ideas" editor
  • Altai [AKA "Altai_3"] says:
    @Clifford Brown
    Yoni Appelbaum was famously discovered by Ta-Nehisi Coates who was struck by Appelbaum's nuanced and insightful online comments on Coates' Atlantic articles.

    I always had my doubts about this origin story.

    The whole family is actually quite good at real political discussions, being quite excellent at describing corrupt aspects of globalisation and international finance. The books they’ve published are quite good. Yet when Donald Trump (Ie, the greatest destroyer of globalisation, both directly and through widen the political debate, the world has yet seen) or immigration (Damaging directly to the environment and the social solidarity needed to place it higher in the political agenda as well as being central to the FIRE economic system they so deplore) is concerned, they lose their marbles completely and go hard into TDS.

    Maybe it has something to do with their parents, Paul and Diane, naming the kids Binyamin, Yoni and Avigail in the early 80s. Probably the best way to bias your son towards a Jewish wife is giving him a name only a Jewish girl would know how to pronounce automatically in the late 90s. For a daughter it probably works 100%.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Dieter Kief

    Yet when Donald Trump (...) is concerned, they lose their marbles completely and go hard into TDS.
     
    Interesting comment. So Trump seems to be the watershed between ruse and reason in our tribal days; sounds funny at first sight, but might well be true nonetheless.
    .

    .

    .

    May the Lord in the heavens above help us all.
  • One of the striking aspects of recent years is how exceptions to stereotypes -- e.g.,
  • Back in early 2002, I accompanied a few Army rangers to Seattle’s Mardi Gras festival. I lived fairly near Pioneer Square, and they were up from Ft. Lewis, so we used my place as a staging point. We called a cab, and sure enough the driver was a Somali.

    I engaged him in small talk, and eventually he got to bragging and said he was from Mogadishu, and commenced to express his pride over the Battle of Mogadishu. The Somalis had taken on the rangers, you see, which proved what great warriors they were. He had no idea the other passengers were Army rangers, and went on for some time along these lines.

    After a little while, one of the rangers interrupted the Somali, and said “hey, those were our brothers, we’re Rangers.” I’ll never forget the look of the Somali’s eyes in the rear-view mirror. He looked back at the pairs of eyes staring right at him, and he knew they were serious. After that, the short cab ride was as quiet as death.

    It was a surreal experience.

    • LOL: jim jones, bomag
    • Replies: @oddsbodkins
    That's awesome; 'What the hell are you doing in my country?' applying to all parties in the taxi.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    I hope you didn't tip him.
    , @Kratoklastes

    “hey, those were our brothers, we’re Rangers.”
     
    So fucking what? The facts remain: a rag-tag group of skinnies fucked up Rangers (and Delta) so bad that the US government told them to stick their tail between their legs and look for someone easier to pick on.

    Ooooooh... death stares at a cab driver... spare me the fucking machismo. Jerking off to Bourne films is a pastime, obviously.

    (Also, it would help if Rangers, Delta and so forth didn't routinely frag anybody who wasn't down with shit like executing prisoners and stealing shit... and if they weren't thoroughly infiltrated by gangbangers).
  • From Slate:
  • Surely the well-known homosexual Alan Turing invented the digital computer, maybe Sailer is being homophobic

    • Replies: @naivetheorist
    Turing didn't inventth e digital computer. Konrad Zuse did.As for Zuse's sexual orienrtation or preference, who cares?
  • From the Vancouver Star, an immensely long article about ...
  • Anon[281] • Disclaimer says:

    This falls into a class of bullshit conspiracy claims that follow this general pattern:

    1. There is a huge, unserved, pent-up market for a product or service.

    2. There are millions of people with tons of money burning through their wallets who would love to pay someone to fulfill their needs for this product or service.

    3. But nobody serves the market, because they HATE us, and they want us to DIE.

    Examples: Plus sized clothing. Negro-tone bandaids. And now black women’s hair care and styling.

    If there is money to be had, there is someone who will enter the business. When there is an apparent lack of products or services, there is a *reason*, and it’s not hatred.

    For instance:

    Fat women clothing. Fat women complain that fat clothing is not stylish and is tentlike. Well, the only way to create inventory for fat women is to make tents. Otherwise, since women are fat in different ways, you are talking about custom tailoring.

    Negro-tone bandaids. There have been several such companies. They eventually go bankrupt. There is apparently little market for the product, whether because of cost, distribution/inventory problems, or whatever.

    What is the deal with black women’s hair? We can get a hint from YouTube videos complaining about black men’s hair cutting options. Black men go to Korean and Chinese barbers for all but certain specialized cuts. Black barbers charge too much, take too long a time, make you wait while they have fights with their girlfriends on their cell phones, and let their buddies cut in front of you.

    Similarly, many blacks working in retail and restaurants travel to non-black areas for work, because they are constantly hassled for “free stuff” by other blacks. “Hey sister, can you comp us a free dessert? Who’s gonna know?” I’ve heard the same about other minority communities, like native Hawaiians.

    So my suspicion is that the reason that there are few salons for black hair in certain areas, and most people serving the market work (illegally?) out of their homes, is that black businesses serving a black clientele have too many built-in problems, essentially having to pay a sort of protection racket fee to enough people to avoid a bad reputation.

    Also, there seems to be a lack of business savvy among many blacks, the ability to juggle several factors to keep a business afloat. And the ability to save money to start a business. And build up a decent credit rating to qualify for loans. The Bell Curve includes corporate CEOs among its 12 elite professions that suck up most people with high IQs, and if CEOs need super-high intelligence, small business managers need at least above average intelligence.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna

    Negro-tone bandaids. There have been several such companies. They eventually go bankrupt. There is apparently little market for the product, whether because of cost, distribution/inventory problems, or whatever.
     
    Product gets shoplifted, that's why.

    https://i.ibb.co/RQGSWnP/Hair-Color-just-for-men-black-anti-theft.jpg
    , @bomag

    Negro-tone bandaids
     
    Note here that transparent bandaids negated the need for a separate product, but the narcissistic activists like to have singular products to highlight their specialness.
    , @Alden
    You’re sure right about blacks traveling long distances to work in White areas. A couple of black waitresses have told me why they spent 1-2 hours each way on buses. In black areas it’s constant hassling bring me a free drink desert salad soup snitch some extra bacon on and on all day. Then there’s the no tipping policy of black customers. Plus the low level fights and snarling that goes on all day in a black environment
  • In Canada, wearing a poppy on November 11, Remembrance Day, in honor of fallen Canadian soldiers has been a rare civic tradition of solidarity and patriotism. It is inspired by the poem "
  • @Joe Stalin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMxF3L2G0-4

    I never used to bother wearing a poppy but I make sure to buy one now when I see the sellers in my local town.

  • Refused to apologize. A real man. This is why I have no problem now with honest economic leftists like Liz Warren who will soak the ultra-rich with wealth taxes (as opposed to income taxes which can be easily gamed with $1/year CEO salaries in the front and capitals gains-rate stock options out the back).

    Jeff Bezos profits mightily now from the daring and skill of much better men who tamed and built this stretch of the North American continent into the richest market in the world. Yet he is too chicken-sh!t to say no when some screeching American Studies major plops out the latest anti-white screed on Columbus Day.

    F’im. F’ all the oligarchs.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    OOPs, only meant that AGREE for your last 2 paragraphs. Liz Warren is a Socialist who will soak what's left of the middle class. The rich will be just fine either way.
    , @Jim Don Bob

    This is why I have no problem now with honest economic leftists like Liz Warren who will soak the ultra-rich with wealth taxes (as opposed to income taxes which can be easily gamed with $1/year CEO salaries in the front and capitals gains-rate stock options out the back).
     
    Tucker had a guy on tonight who said that EW is raising big $ in Silicon Valley and has "reached out" (God, how I hate that phrase) to Wall Street. His take is that she is trying to portray herself as the real populist for the boobs, and to outflank Bernie (who really does mean it), but the anti-capitalism stuff is just wink-wink ala HRC.
  • Peter Brimelow and Edwin S. Rubenstein pointed out in National Review in 1997: From the New York Times in 2019:
  • @Reg Cæsar

    It’s “Filipino”, not “Phillipinno”;
     
    No, it's Pilipino. F is a colonial intrusion.

    “Mestizo/a”, not “(Mixed Flip)” .
     
    Shouldn't that be Mestizx?

    Perhaps not. The Philippine* people are the last in the world not to succumb to the siren song of legal divorce. But divorcées today, trannies tomorrow.

    Philippine Senate hears proposals to legalize divorce


    It's complicated: The battle for divorce law in Catholic Philippines

    *I chose to use the proper English adjective here, as did Crux.

    Duterte wants to change the name to Maharlika:

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    Where was Robert Mugabe in 1944? (He still had his testicles then, didn't he?)

    Note the similarity of Mugabe's and Duterte's "stiff upper lip":


    https://i.cbc.ca/1.4606173.1522938576!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_780/philippines-duterte-army-anniversary.jpg

    http://www.ejinsight.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2244334_40341b7133eb18e2aa05e7f150c40f64-692x360.jpg



    Others have noted other parallels:


    Mugabe and Duterte - BusinessWorld

    Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project 2017 Person of the Year

    What do Kim Jong-un and Duterte have to learn from Mugabe’s fall?
  • 100 years ago in the New York Times: In Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, he said he couldn't prove his theory was true, but ... here were some experiments that other scientists could do that potentially could disprove his theory. The first such experiment was carried out by Arthur Eddington during the 1919 solar eclipse:...
  • Steve2 [AKA "StillSteve2"] says:

    Hmmm. Doesn’t relativity allow the accurate calculation of physical results in moving reference frames, specifically ones with different velocities or in relative acceleration? This means that there is no ambiguity based on the motion of the observer relative to the reference frame of the observed phenomenon. Ambiguity of calculated results from different reference frames is eliminated. Those old fogeys had their knickers in a knot for nothing. It is now time for my evening Boomer cocoa. Good night. My assistant told me she has a nice new big pillow for me.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • Peter Brimelow and Edwin S. Rubenstein pointed out in National Review in 1997: From the New York Times in 2019:
  • Archive.org, please. Do not give them clicks.

    The NY Times hates whites. See Sarah Jeong.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Tono Bungay
    what are you saying about archive.org? can you indulge the slower of us and write a full sentence?
    , @Paleo Liberal
    I don’t think The NY Times hates ALL whites. They like the coastal limousine liberals. They don’t even like non-coastal liberals. They pretty much savaged Clinton and Gore for being southerners.

    Nor do I think Sarah Jeong is really anti white. She had very close ties to the alt-right movement. I think a lot of her anti-white posts were to try to cover her tracks while she had a boyfriend who was supposedly pretty big in the NY alt-right movement, and she was involved with a publication run by Gavin McInnes. Of course, if she really isn’t anti-white that makes her even worse.
    , @Hail

    The NY Times hates whites. See Sarah Jeong.
     
    Wasn't Sarah Jeong demoted a few weeks ago?

    And it was for something other than her hate-rants against White people.
  • From the New York Times: About a generation ago, I believe, dentists went
  • @Laurence Whelk
    Uhh.. baseball... uhh... zzzzzzzzzzzzz....

    We remembered our dead soldiers here in the UK today, baseball seems pretty trivial:

  • Uhh.. baseball… uhh… zzzzzzzzzzzzz….

    • Replies: @jim jones
    We remembered our dead soldiers here in the UK today, baseball seems pretty trivial:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anOodlHUTHM
  • From Science:
  • @ic1000
    HBD Chick is an admirable intellectual, in terms of her insights, her writing, and her online persona.

    From what Steve posted (I haven’t read the paper), it seems the Science authors didn’t cite or acknowledge her work, which would be both disappointing and par for the course. Do they explicitly discuss John Hajnal’s ideas (Hajnal Line)?

    [Edit: I checked. These authors are niggardly in acknowledging any prior work by Hajnal or HBD Chick.]

    These authors are niggardly in acknowledging any prior work by Hajnal or HBD Chick.

    Oh dear: academic spivs, then. All too common.

    By the way, do they explain the high trust society of Japan? When the early European navigators reached The Orient, they – both Portuguese and later Dutch – thought the Japanese easily the most impressive bunch they’d met on their travels.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • HBD Chick is an admirable intellectual, in terms of her insights, her writing, and her online persona.

    From what Steve posted (I haven’t read the paper), it seems the Science authors didn’t cite or acknowledge her work, which would be both disappointing and par for the course. Do they explicitly discuss John Hajnal’s ideas (Hajnal Line)?

    [Edit: I checked. These authors are niggardly in acknowledging any prior work by Hajnal or HBD Chick.]

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @dearieme
    These authors are niggardly in acknowledging any prior work by Hajnal or HBD Chick.

    Oh dear: academic spivs, then. All too common.

    By the way, do they explain the high trust society of Japan? When the early European navigators reached The Orient, they - both Portuguese and later Dutch - thought the Japanese easily the most impressive bunch they'd met on their travels.
    , @AnotherDad

    HBD Chick is an admirable intellectual, in terms of her insights, her writing, and her online persona.
     
    Agree.

    Also HBD Chick's explantions go well beyond the Church's de-tribalizing--which strikes me as obviously huge in creating the "trust-at-scale" capability of modern Europeans that was a huge factor in creating the modern nation state and in the rise of the West.

    HBD Chick has also proposed the manoralism--specifically working with and having to trust non-kin--was another important factor. This strikes me as likely correct as well and helps explain some of the other variation we see.

    Obviously there are yet more factors in play: climate, that character and density of the farming activity, etc. etc. And all this is on top of the underlying genetic substrate and Euro-Aryan culture of pre-Christian Europeans.
    , @Bill Jones
    Yup, I was stuck by the absence of any mention of Mr Hajnal's line.
    I fear his work will go the way of the so called "MITI" study of innovation which seems to have been pretty much memory holed in its entirety,
  • I suppose that by now everyone has heard of Trump’s offer to send the American military to “wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth,” which he asserts can be done “quickly and effectively. “ Trump phrased this as an offer to help, not a threat to invade,...
  • Why does Unz publish this crap?

    • Troll: jim jones
  • @gg
    Get a Duterte in there he'll clear out the Narcos
    .

    His drug war in the Philippines is not going so well:

  • From the New York Times: Both
  • @alt right moderate
    Black transwomen probably do have high mortality rates, but so do many blacks living in poor black areas. It seems to come with the territory.

    Can't blame a middle class white women for not being aware of every nuance of black on black crime.

    Black female impersonators tend to be prostitutes.

    My wife’s friend A. lived in Chicago’s Boys Town, which was a pretty safe place for women due to the streets being filled with men, none of whom wanted to harass women. But one time she had to get up super early in the dark on Sunday and get a bus on Broadway. While she was standing on the corner in the dark, the 6’4″ black guy in a miniskirt and 5″ heels who was one of the sights of the neighborhood started shoving her, screaming “This is my corner, bitch! Get your own corner!”

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Black female impersonators tend to be prostitutes.

     
    Richard Belzer in blackface and drag, 1974:



    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9N7KZmfFs4w
  • From the BBC:
  • Knife awareness course? I’d say he passed.

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @Kronos
    I think he got the point...
    , @Bardon Kaldian
    Passed...and passed away.
  • Earlier
  • The rhetoric that Democratic politicians employ – change, transformation, etc. – indicates that they don’t really want to govern this country, but rather some other country that this one is not.

    • Agree: jim jones, TWS, Hail
  • First hour: Australian New World Order researcher
  • Trumped by the religion of Consumerism, Catholicism is sweating for anything to get back some of it´s influence. The times are changing, there is a downwards mobility in the West. That is the only chance the Vatican has to regain some kind of authority, wealth and needed recruits of quality.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • Previously on SBPDL:
  • @Anonymous
    The NHS also recently banned fee-collection from foreign patients with no travel insurance (not that they ever did before), officially making the NHS a free for all for the entire world.

    This is ridiculous because almost any other country would bill a British person for thousands if they had any treatment in their hospitals, but foreigners with no entitlement in the UK get it all for free and that is official policy. There is a pathological altruism in the UK towards non-whites to levels not even seen in the rest of Europe, yet any native British person who complains about that would be no doubt labeled "racist" and the NHS would refuse to treat them. I despise this country, there is something very wrong with it to an extent worse than most other Western nations.

    Identity checks were deemed “racist” by the British Medical Association which has been taken over by Indian “Doctors”

  • Earlier
  • “Black Trans and Cis Women, Gender-Nonconforming, and Nonbinary People Are the Backbone of Our Democracy”

    She’s running for president, right? Seems legit. And before you laugh at her, consider this actual photo of the Founding Fathers and their children which I found online.

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @anonymous
    My goodness, I think the one on the left is my proctologist.

    This event will be nightmare fuel for those kids for years to come.
    , @bomag
    Three of the little girls look plenty uncomfortable; training for their future:

    "How long do I have to sit here and do figurative clapping before the bell rings?"
    , @Pericles
    Caption: The Founding Faggots.
  • A curious question is: Why did selective breeding in agriculture show enormous successes here and there -- e.g., corn in prehistoric Mexico, the breeding of much larger horses from the chariot ponies of the Bronze Age to the huge horses that could carry medieval knights in shining armor -- but ... nobody seemed to have...
  • There were a lot of things that people had no idea about until relatively recently. No one connected germs with disease until Pasteur in 1860. No one connected yellow fever to mosquitoes until Finlay in 1870 and then it took ANOTHER 30 years for his theory to be accepted. Stuff that seems obvious to us is only obvious in retrospect.

    That being said, I think that animal breeding has been done for a LONG time. The Chow Chow dog, obviously the product of selective breeding, has been documented back to 200 BC and there are several other breeds that are equally old or older and highly diverged from wolves in a way that only could have been accomplished thru an intentional breeding program.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @A123

    several other breeds that are equally old or older and highly diverged from wolves in a way that only could have been accomplished thru an intentional breeding program.
     
    One wonders if dogs are actually descendants of foxes not wolves. Foxes seem much easier to domesticate. (1)

    PEACE

    _____

    (1) https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/mans-new-best-friend-a-forgotten-russian-experiment-in-fox-domestication/
    , @Kratoklastes

    No one connected germs with disease until Pasteur in 1860
     
    Not really: Pasteur did some good experimental work, but like Lister he gets far too much credit.

    There was a pretty forward-looking work in about 1550 (De Contagione et Contagiosis Morbis by Fracastoro) that attributed disease to 'fomites' (which derives from the Latin fomes 'tinder') - a word that is used to this day in epidemiology.

    Frascatoro referred to seminaria morbi ("seeds of illness" - echoing Galen and other ancients), that could be transmitted over long distances without person-to-person contact, and could lie dormant.

    Similarly, Arabs from the 10th century onwards (having retained access to ancient Wog knowledge that was suppressed by the Jesus death-cult in the West) had a pretty well-developed theory of transmission of disease.

    And yet in the mid-1860s in the West, Semmelweiss was basically driven mad because the dominant clique still believed in the ascientific miasma theory - despite John Snow showing in 1854 that cholera was due to contaminated water - although Snow's work had been attacked too.

    Semmelweiss was sacked from his post, attacked ('deplatformed'), his work was denounced, and eventually forcibly 'committed' to an insane asylum.

    He died from an untreated infection in a cut on his hand while in the asylum - perhaps the most ironic death in human history.

    Lister became aware of Pasteur and did some good work: Lister was made a baron.

    And weirdly, Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr) was as much in the mix as anyone (again, controversially).

    This is why people need to be very very skeptical of phrases like "the science is settled": authority figures are authority figures because they are authoritiarian by nature... which leads them to attack good science if it results in a risk to their authority. (My "who wants that job" question again!)

    No doubt we will look back in another 50 years and see the same thing at play: authoritarian arseholes plus cliquey bullshit, suppressing correct ideas because to do otherwise would cause a loss (to them) of prestige and gravitas.
    , @Kronos

    No one connected yellow fever to mosquitoes until Finlay in 1870 and then it took ANOTHER 30 years for his theory to be accepted.
     
    For thousands of years they thought Malaria really was caused by “bad air.”

    We have inherited the word malaria from the Latin words malus aria, from Italian mal’aria through the contracted Italian mala aria which means “bad or evil air” because it was originally thought that this disease was caused by foul air, and particularly by vapors given off by swamps. It was also called “swamp fever”, and it is one of the most ancient infections known to humans.

     
    https://wordinfo.info/unit/3793
  • Previously on SBPDL:
  • “The maximum occupancy is 13 people.” As if that would stop negroes from causing problems! All you need is a few of them for things to go haywire and someone to get shot or stabbed or for there to be a ghetto brawl! Who are they kidding?

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Not Woke--Not Broke
    Non PC Infidel---------I am surprised the Feds haven't placed refugees in some of these Airbnb rentals.Only a fool puts their house at risk.
  • My review of the new film The Irishman is up at Taki's Magazine: Read the whole thing
  • What is up with the guys shoes:

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    The real Frank Sheeran was 6'4", so Scorsese (5'3" at his tallest) felt it important to have De Niro (5'9" at his max) appear a lot taller than Pacino, who was 5'6" at his peak.

    https://www.celebheights.com/s/Al-Pacino-374.html

    All these guys have shrunk an inch or two since their primes.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    What is up with the guys shoes:

     
    Hey, at least they're not cement!

    (Yet.)
  • The next Democratic presidential candidate debate will be November 20 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. To keep viewers from tuning out from boredom, the DNC has announced that the debate will conclude with a Final Jeopardy-style question in which the candidate who can name the most components of an acronym beginning LGBT will become...
  • @PhysicistDave
    The Germ Theory wrote to me:

    please don’t bother the rest of us with your inane views about the geopolitical tactical dimensions of IP policy
     
    I take it you don't have any actual real-world experience with IP?

    It does not boost innovation. The companies I worked for who filed our patents did not engage in the R&D to get patents. They filed the patents partly for publicity purposes/bragging rights and partly defensively: when another company points to our company's violation of their patents, our company would go through its sheaf of patents, find some obscure patent the other company violated, and then they'd agree to mutual disarmament.

    The main effect of the patent system is to inhibit invention: engineers have to think "Oh. God -- what if someone else has already patented this?" when they come up with a clever idea. In an innovative industry, people are trying to be a couple years ahead of everyone else, not worrying about whether other people are using your outdated ideas from five years ago. I take it you have never worked in such an industry?

    While our patents were real inventions, the whole field has now become a sick joke, with, for example, amazon patenting "1-Click ordering." The jokes nowadays run along the lines of who is going to patent the "grocery store" or the "shoe"?

    Germ also wrote:

    Though I suppose at this point nearly all the horses have fled the barn, so who cares any more. Thanks to nitwits like you.
     
    I've had nothing to do with it one way or another. Rising cultures ignore and evade restraints such as intellectual "property," as the US did around 1800 and China does today.

    Dying cultures like the US today try to cling to their old position of power by erecting restraints on trade, such as government-created monopolies and cartels and patents. They always fail.

    By the way, the Chinese will solemnly promise Trump to enforce US IP laws in China, and, then, it will somehow turn out that in a big country like China they just cannot manage to do it. But, they will be very, very, very apologetic and will continually promise to try harder. Again and again and again. Do you know what the phrase "Da bizi" means?

    I suggest you study Mandarin -- and learn how to say "Would you like soy sauce with that?" You are part of yesterday's culture.

    It's a shame: Western Civilization was once really something.

    Intellectual property comes in many forms such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, trade dress, logos, etc, and the use or abuse of these varies.

    If you put out a book, the text of the book is copyright, but the basic information in it is not. That’s why there are a bunch of translations of the Bible, any done in the last century or so are still afforded copyright protection, but most of them are heavily influenced in style by both the old ones (primarily the KJV, in English) and by other newer ones still in copyright. A car repair manual is another example. They generate their own pictures and drawings from an actual car but the procedures are usually obviously rewrites of the OEM dealer manual.

    Patents cover various aspects of design and manufacture, but can be challenged (often on the basis of ‘prior art’) and can be gotten around by minor changes in many cases. A patent is simply a license to sue. In the case of Chinese manufacture the problem may be that there is no one on paper to sue-they are manufactured in ad hoc factory arrangements, and imported by fly by night retailers or sold on eBay from overseas. If Ford steals your intermittent windshield wiper patent you might have an outside chance but if a dozen outfits offer aftermarket modules via Alibaba, even if you could go to China and find out who’s making them and even if the government cooperated to shut them down someone else would make them in another city, or at least another plant.

    Trade secrets only protect you from copying by people that you yourself have provided information to under a NDA. If I figure out how it’s made by reverse engineering and forensics, you have no recourse against me. Whether I’m in China or across the street.

    Copyright and trademark are the biggest areas where China simply flaunts the law. The only fix is the threat of tariffs or outright bans on the import of certain products. If China were flatly locked out of the electric guitar business so long as Chinese made “Chibsons” keep turning up, the CCP would probably shoot a couple of violators, and no one would make Chibsons any more. They’d do the next closest thing, they’d make Gibson like guitars with oversized headstocks and let American hobbyists cut them down and put on an inkjet printed decal, but for Confucius’ sake they sure wouldn’t put Gibson on them any more.

    It’s interesting that there never seem to be any Vietnamese, Indonesian, or Korean, or other Pac Rim made phony American label guitars, only Chinese. It’s also interesting that about seven out of ten Chibsons are obviously made on the same hard tooling used to make licensed Epiphone versions under contract for Gibson themselves. Old Henry never caught on to that….or did he? Hmmm.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Jack D
    The solution for Chinese counterfeiting is not to be found in China but at the port. US Customs should be watching for this stuff as it comes off the boat or plane. The burden of proof should be on the importer that he is importing genuine merchandise. Anything counterfeit should be seized and destroyed. If it takes Customs six months to inspect the contents of every container with a fine toothed comb, that's a feature and not a bug.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Copyright and trademark are the biggest areas where China simply flaunts the law.
     
    No, we flaunt the law. China flouts it.


    https://www.lexico.com/en/grammar/flaunt-or-flout

    https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/flout-versus-flaunt

    Merriam-Webster is more forgiving:

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/is-it-wrong-to-confuse-flaunt-and-flout
    , @Autochthon
    With due respect, yours is a terrible explanation of copyright, and the principles you explain apply only to literary works of non-fiction.
    , @danand

    “In the case of Chinese manufacture the problem may be that there is no one on paper to sue-they are manufactured in ad hoc factory arrangements, and imported by fly by night retailers or sold on eBay from overseas.”
     


    Donvonburg,

    eBay makes at least some effort to “police” the sale of knockoff goods. If they are alerted/made aware of an infringement, they take relatively swift action. Often there will be untold listings for multiple generic clones of an item, then zap: all that remain are those (listings) for the trademarked original.
    , @PhysicistDave
    donvonburg wrote to me:

    If you put out a book, the text of the book is copyright, but the basic information in it is not. That’s why there are a bunch of translations of the Bible, any done in the last century or so are still afforded copyright protection, but most of them are heavily influenced in style by both the old ones (primarily the KJV, in English) and by other newer ones still in copyright.
     
    The translations are legal because the original text is not under copyright -- neither the KJV nor the urtext.

    But just try translating The Hunger Games without the copyright holder's permission!

    don also wrote:

    Copyright and trademark are the biggest areas where China simply flaunts the law. The only fix is the threat of tariffs or outright bans on the import of certain products.
     
    As I pointed out, the Chinese will promise profusely to crack down, but they just won't do it. Anyone who doubts this does not understand East Asian culture (or human nature).

    True trademark violation is fraud, and the people who are most harmed, if they really believe the false claims, are the buyers. Personally, I suspect they know what they are getting. A Rolex for five bucks? Yeah, right.

    Most IP is doomed. The digital world is killing copyright. China is killing patents. Vibrant firms better keep innovating instead of living off rents from their inventions from years back.
  • From Science:
  • @Lot
    I’ve seen so many corporate woman-scrutinizing-test-tube stock photos in my life, the idea they aren’t dominating physical sciences seems crazy.

    https://media.sciencephoto.com/image/f0106020/800wm/F0106020-Young_woman_holding_test_tube.jpg

    I think Zionists are at fault.

    It’s a tube of mercury. I can tell by her intense focus that she is checking out her glasses. “Do these make me look too geeky?” They’ve got to be geeky enough though, or HR will send her back to the steno pool … or maybe get her a part in the next Thomas Dolby video.

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @Don't Look at Me
    Looks more like water with red food coloring. Isn't mercury silver colored? Hence the term "quick silver."
  • I spent most of September in China, so The American Dream is Alive in China. Yeah, yeah, I thought: another puff piece from the ChiCom propaganda office. The internet's full of those. The genre is pinned at its most risible end by the contributions of "
  • Hey, wasn’t Japan supposed to eat all our lunches 30 years ago? I can’t remember the last time I heard the term “Japan Inc.”

    On another note, Pakistan is blessed with one of the greatest archaeological ruins in the world, along with a lot of other stuff that’s probably very interesting. It could curry that into a profitable tourism industry if its citizens could stop killing each other with bombs.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Blinky Bill

    Hey, wasn’t Japan supposed to eat all our lunches 30 years ago? I can’t remember the last time I heard the term “Japan Inc.”
     
    A piece of advice for China don't sign the Plaza Accords 2.0 it's bad for your economic health 😉.
    , @Richard P
    Pakistan is also known for its abundance of high peaks and appeal to mountaineers seeking an unmatched challenge.
    , @Biff

    Pakistan is blessed with one of the greatest archaeological ruins in the world,
     
    And that would be?
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    China has right at an order of magnitude more people than Japan did/does. That makes the difference. Yes, it IS different this time - See "There's' a lot of ruin in a Nation" - Part 1, Part 2, and especially Part 3.
    , @Erebus

    Hey, wasn’t Japan supposed to eat all our lunches 30 years ago?
     
    They did, and may never recover.
  • The next Democratic presidential candidate debate will be November 20 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. To keep viewers from tuning out from boredom, the DNC has announced that the debate will conclude with a Final Jeopardy-style question in which the candidate who can name the most components of an acronym beginning LGBT will become...
  • @Jack D
    I have news for you - there are Gypsies in America. Some say a million of them ( I doubt it):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romani_Americans

    In addition to paving scams they do fortune telling (yes really) , "distraction burglaries", other home improvement scams, shoplifting, pickpocketing, stolen auto rings, welfare scams, and credit and insurance fraud (fake slip and falls). Their specialty is non-violent crime. There are also "Travelers" who are not genetically gypsy but live a similar lifestyle.

    They seem more numerous than they are because most of them don’t spend their days ensconced in a workplace beavering away. They are roaming stores, and parking lots and ringing doorbells trying to commit petty crimes, therefore there is a disproportionate chance of having contact with the Zingari. I was approached by one in a parking lot asking me if I was Italian, and for directions to the airport. He then gave me a story about being a sales-rep for Armani, and he had too much luggage because of his samples and wanted to give me a free jacket. I switched to Italian and he quickly exhausted his supply of Italian so he gave up the scam and moved on.
    Coincidentally my brother was approached by another one in a parking lot who tried to give him the same story. I’ve also spotted them in front of stores, or at freeway ramps with children panhandling, so there could actually be a million of them in the US.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • I can see it now: Alex Trebek strides out on stage and announces “And tonight’s Final Jeopardy category is US Government. Here is your answer: ‘A body of electors established by the United States Constitution, constituted every four years for the sole purpose of electing the president and vice president of the United States.’ Thirty seconds on the clock ”

    (Jeopardy theme plays)

    “Alright we’ll start with South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Mayor Pete you were in fourth place with 7% support. Did you get the correct answer? I see you entered The Supreme Court. I’m sorry, that’s not the correct answer. I see you wagered all of your support, that takes you to zero.”

    “Next we have Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Senator you were at 20% support. Did you get the correct answer? You entered The Popular Vote. No, I’m sorry that’s not the correct answer. I see you wagered all of your support and that takes you to zero.”

    “Now we move to Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Senator you were at 25% support. Did you enter the correct response? You entered Articles of Impeachment. I’m sorry, that’s not the correct answer. How much did you wager? All of your support, which takes you to zero.”

    “Finally we come to our defending champion former Senator and Vice President Joe Biden. Did he get the right answer? You entered Articles of Confederation. I’m sorry, the response we were looking for is the Electoral College. Electoral. College. And how much did you wager? 1% Support and that only takes you down to 28% and you are still the Democratic Jeopardy champion. See you tomorrow everyone.”

  • From the Hartford Courant:
  • @kihowi
    The idea is that "it's ok to be white" is so obviously acceptable to a reasonable person that when The Establishment loses its shit, People Will Realize.

    Wrong. Especially not at university.

    Part of the attraction of Wokeness is that it's so obviously nonsensical. iSteve readers are nerdy men, and think people are interested in being accurate. Not true. To a lot of people you'd find at a university (fill in yourself), the more obviously wrong the idea, the more attractive it is.

    Why? It allows you to exercise your verbal trickery skills to the full. When you're about 20 and sort of intelligent, dressing up an obviously erroneous idea so that it sounds plausible is the coolest thing ever. Getting away with it produces an intelligence high that types like that neeeeed. And then, because the difference between you and that reasonable person is so enormous, you have carte blanche to ratchet up the hatred to hysterical heights. Which is fun.

    So, IOTBW is giving them exactly what they want; something that will be a delight to overreact to.

    So what is your suggestion?

    Yes, they won’t see the error of their ways, but many people might. There’s currently a stealthy genocide of sorts against whites, but it’s only implicit, and while the result is the disappearance of white people everywhere, they have plausible deniability: see, no one wants to genocide whites, it’s just a coincidence that whites are disappearing everywhere.

    The idea is that we want to remove them plausible deniability. We want them to explicitly say what they think, instead of just implicitly hinting at it.

    Maybe it won’t open any eyes. Maybe it will. We’ll see.

    • Agree: jim jones, ben tillman
    • Replies: @ben tillman

    Yes, they won’t see the error of their ways, but many people might. There’s currently a stealthy genocide of sorts against whites, but it’s only implicit, and while the result is the disappearance of white people everywhere, they have plausible deniability: see, no one wants to genocide whites, it’s just a coincidence that whites are disappearing everywhere.

    The idea is that we want to remove them plausible deniability. We want them to explicitly say what they think, instead of just implicitly hinting at it.

    Maybe it won’t open any eyes. Maybe it will. We’ll see.
     
    Outstanding comment! Bravo!
  • Elizabeth Warren's Good Judgment, Part MCXXVI: She refers to "Latinx families," because who doesn't love the word "Latinx"? By the way, if you are wondering how to pronounce "Latinx," she says "Latin-ex," as if the families used to be Latin but now they aren't anymore. So now you know. Next, she'll discuss the financial problems...
  • I would suggest that people start using the term “cholo”

  • @Gunner
    How do white libtards get away with renaming an entire ethnic group against the desire of the vast majority of said group? Can we just start calling Chinese people Chang Changs for the lols?

    Can we just start calling Chinese people Chang Changs for the lols?

    Well I can see that you’ve missed the entire thrust of the article.

    They’re Chinx.

    WAIT……that can’t be right!

    • LOL: jim jones
  • The percentages of Clinton, Trump, and third party voters who believe astrology is scientific:
  • My Filipino neighbour not only believes in Astrology but also Feng Shui and the infallibility of the Pope

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Astrology is harmless, Feng Shui is good for the real estate market, but does your neighbor even know a thing about that Commie POS they've got up there in the Vatican now? No, I wouldn't use the word "infallible" - "omnipitarded", perhaps?
  • anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    I’ve been been told by Clinton voter types that Trump voters were on the whole less educated than those who voted for Clinton. They’re implying that Trump voters are just a bunch of toothless hillbillies. I have to point out that blacks are a major pillar of the Dem party and voted for her as a bloc. That’s the educated part of America? This poll probably understates the gullibility of Clinton voters.

    • Agree: jim jones
  • During World War I, seven of the medical schools attached to the University of London decided to start admitting female students, as did Oxford and Edinburgh University. But by 1928, five of these London colleges had decided to stop admitting women, with the other two heavily restricting female numbers. Oxford voted for a ratio of...
  • Anon[234] • Disclaimer says:

    Re: Your point about genius becoming scarce in a female academic environment. The real destroyer of British genius was World War I and World War II. The former killed so many British men that it put a big dent the genius supply pool. Men off all classes, including the upper classes, were killed in those wars. The ‘better classes’ tended to be young officers leading men over the top in WW I, and aviators in WW II, but they still died. If they had lived, Britain would be a very different place today.

    Secondly, most geniuses today aren’t doing things like trying to crack Linear A. They’re working in tech jobs with computers. But one problem is that we have a lot of people with genius-level IQs writing code, not doing research. Why? Because guys like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Steve Jobs always refused to hire just-above-average people. They made a point of hiring only very high-IQ people to do the work because they knew they could always use that sort of mind if the person they hired ended up being switched to another task.

    You could say that tech ‘over-hired’ geniuses for the tasks they needed–someone who is not a genius can still write code–but this type of hiring has sucked up the genius talent pool for the last couple of generations. Without the development of computers, these geniuses would be doing other work elsewhere that we’d notice more. Now, they’re just nameless tech office drones.

    Secondly, much of the high female ratio in academia is due to the fact that there’s much better pay in industry than in academia. Your average male would rather make more money in a well-paying industry job than worse pay as a professor in a British University, which smacks of not being properly grown up.

    The reason why academia teems with hysterical and childish professors of both male and female gender is that these people are too frightened and intimidated to work an industry job. Dealing with teenagers is much more psychologically comfortable for them because they’re not intimidated by the people they have to interact with. It also tends to develop the personality of the petty narcissistic tyrant with a closed mind, but that’s always been a hazard of teaching. It’s nothing new. People don’t go into teaching because they enjoy being challenged by their students. They go into teaching so they can lord it over a whole roomful of admirers and get ego pats for being smart.

    Thirdly, most geniuses traditionally hate teaching. They like research, but teaching? Blech. It’s daycare for snotty teenagers, and it annoys geniuses with low social skills to do it. They hate reciting lessons in Physics 101 every day because it bores them stiff. Better leave it to women with more patience, as far as the male geniuses are concerned. If someone’s paying a genius good money to do potentially interesting research in industry, that’s where they go.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Ruckus
    Wth? More men of lower intelligence were killed in the world wars than men of higher intelligence. And when men in masse are killed, they tend to have the pick of the litter when it comes to mating with women (this is why eastern europe is filled with so many stunning women).

    So if not for the world wars, Britian would be both dumber and uglier than it is today. Which is saying something.
    , @Counterinsurgency
    You aren't using Dutton's definition of "genius". Dutton's "genius" is characterized (in Big 5 Personality OCEAN terms as having very high Openness and very low Agreeableness and moderate Conscientiousness in assigned tasks) _plus_ very high IQ. There are many people with high Openness and low Agreeableness and moderate Conscientiousness without the high IQ, of course.
    The point here is that having genius working for you is sort of like training cats to retrieve downed game. At GE they used to tell Steinmetz stories, one of which was that when smoking was banned Steinmetz arrived at the lab, took one look at the "no smoking" sign, and said "No smoking, no Steinmetz", turned around, and walked out. The "no smoking" sign was taken down then, but by 1970 would not have been, according to GE management.

    Dutton's point was that genius types produce things that have no immediate commercial value _and_ are not anticipated by anybody, especially the people with money. English universities were designed for those people. Supposedly in the 1950s it was just barely possible for a person to show up at a university, find an empty office, and set up shop, eventually getting a grant or position, provided that he was working on something that fit a broad academic description. Dutton's point was that there aren't any positions like that today.

    The tech companies high people with cognitive ability but with somewhat higher Agreeableness and Conscientiousness than a genius type. Granted, having these people work on things like YouTube and social media was a serious diversion of talent into unproductive activities. In practice, these people have managed to make the three Ministries in _1984_ feasible through automation, and your point is well taken. Still, the tech industries never did have a place for Dutton's kind of genius. IMHO, of course.

    Counterinsurgency
  • From a recent paper: Good thing, as the WSJ feature writer informs us (
  • @res
    Does anyone have access to full text? I don't see the paper on libgen or anywhere else. There is a figure at this site which gives an idea of the study population: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Evidence-For-Bias-Of-Genetic-Ancestry-In-Resting-Altmann-Miranda/461b12f892cfef8fa2d24d7c600d5c36ff671315

    https://d3i71xaburhd42.cloudfront.net/461b12f892cfef8fa2d24d7c600d5c36ff671315/3-Figure1-1.png

    Any idea why they label the edges rather than the vertices? I find that confusing. If I interpret the plot correctly, YRI (Yoruba) is the lower left and CEU (Utah whites) is the lower right. ASI is the top, and presumably Asian, but that is not a population in 1000 genomes (CEU and YRI are): https://www.internationalgenome.org/category/population/

    The following bit is an interesting attempt to weasel out of the logical conclusions. I wonder how future research will turn out.

    We hypothesize that these observed differences are a result of known ethnicity-related variations in head and brain morphology, which may be carried forward through the rs-fMRI processing pipeline, rather than true neuronal differences.
     
    No true neuronal differences?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_true_Scotsman

    It is on Sci Hub:

    • Replies: @res
    Thanks! I thought Libgen always indexed Sci-Hub. For this DOI it was necessary to do an explicit Sci-Hub search rather than just searching Libgen:
    10.1109/ISBI.2019.8759284

    The preprint is freely available using DOI 10.1101/440776
    https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/440776v1
  • During World War I, seven of the medical schools attached to the University of London decided to start admitting female students, as did Oxford and Edinburgh University. But by 1928, five of these London colleges had decided to stop admitting women, with the other two heavily restricting female numbers. Oxford voted for a ratio of...
  • @WorkingClass
    In addition to coed colleges we could have men's colleges and women's colleges. But of course women would never stand for that.

    Empathy? SJW's have zero or negative empathy for anybody and everybody outside their cult.

    The Matriarchy is here now. Get used to it. Men are raised almost exclusively by women. Women can raise good boys or bad boys. But they cannot help a boy become a man. That requires a mentor who has made the transition. We are a nation of women and boys.

    Observe the formerly great nations of western Europe. We are one step behind them.

    SJW’s have zero or negative empathy for anybody and everybody outside their cult.

    A note on Big Five personality trait terminology:
    Take a look at divorce proceedings before accepting the “high in empathy” claim as using the dictionary definition of “empathy”.
    In the same way that “Conscientious” means “does what other people say to do”, and not “does what he agrees to do”, “empathy” means “sensing emotions in people and considering them important” rather than “acts for other people’s emotional good”. It can just as well be used to harm as to do good.

    Technical jargon frequently uses stipulative definitions rather than consensus definitions, and the Big Five is no exception.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Agree: jim jones, Anatman
    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
    Like the Myers-Briggs bullshit, the Hare bullshit, and virtually all other psychocharlatanry, the "Big Five" has the same merit as astrology or phrenology. It's just semi-plausible bafflegarble.

    Richard Feynman always used psychology (along with astrology) as his core examples of things that were highly non-scientific. Start with a non-concrete guess, postulate a fuzzy and inconsistent set of consequences, with a research aim of validating the guess (rather than aiming to reject it)... three strikes.

    https://youtu.be/0KmimDq4cSU

    "If it were true that the stars could affect the day it was good to go to the dentist (in America we have that mind of astrology) then it would be wrong... the Physics theory would be wrong... because there would be no mechanism understandable in principle from these things that would make it go. And that's why there is some skepticism among scientists with regard to those ideas."
     
    From ~4:50 onwards is when he puts the boot into psychology:

    Another thing I must point out is that you cannot prove a vague theory wrong. If the guess that you make is poorly expressed and rather vague, and the method that you use for figuring out the consequences is a little vague - you are not sure, and you say, 'I think everything's right because it's all due to moogles, and moogles do this and that more or less, and I can sort of explain how this works ... ', then you see that this theory is good, because it cannot be proved wrong!

    Also if the process of computing the consequences is indefinite, then with a little skill any experimental results can be made to look like the expected consequences. You are probably familiar with that in other fields. 'A' hates his mother. The reason is, of course, because she did not caress him or love him enough when he was a child. But if you investigate you find out that as a matter of fact she did love him very much, and everything was all right. Well then, it was because she was over-indulgent when he was a child!

    By having a vague theory it is possible to get either result. The cure for this one is the following. If it were possible to state exactly, ahead of time, how much love is not enough, and how much love is over-indulgent, then there would be a perfectly legitimate theory against which you could make tests. It is usually said when this is pointed out, 'When you are dealing with psychological matters things can't be defined so precisely'. Yes, but then you cannot claim to know anything about it.
     
    If Feynman were still alive, I seriously think he would take the time to demolish the likes of Jordan Peterson and the weird-pronoun freaks. It would take him all of half a minute.
  • Giving women the vote is USA’s #1 mistake, worse than slavery or (((The Fed.)))

    • Agree: jim jones, Carroll Price
    • Replies: @theMann
    Number two mistake - not as bad as the Income Tax, but right up there.

    I now realize that the Progressive Era was, and always will be, the sum of all evil. The income tax is simply theft, universal suffrage is naked tyranny, Prohibition the first step towards a new slavery, the possession of your body by Governnent " for your own good of course ", birth control and abortion the beginning of a new kind of genocide ( the mass murder of defenseless little girls, if nothing else.), and so on for every evil idea spawned by progressivism.

    In any case......

    A drunk goes into a bar and loudly proclaims " you know what the problem with women is? They take things personally!". And half the women in the bar immediately reply " no I don't!". The problem with women in Academia is a subset of the problem with women on any job - they take things personally, deal poorly with criticism, bear grudges, come across as extremely two-faced because they don't handle confict well. And this is greatly worsened in Acedamia, which is just chock full of extremely jerky types of people.
    , @Flo
    Several decades ago I came across a paper by (I think) John Lott et al. that included a chart of government spending in real dollars going all the way back to the late 1700s or so. Other than small blips during various wars, govt. spending was fairly regular and low, on a very slow upward trend. Then it suddenly shot up . . . and up and up. The point at which the huge increases began coincided exactly with the year in which women were given the vote. Or, rather, the year or two following. It was so striking, I can still picture that chart today. The feminization of everything continues apace.
    , @Carroll Price
    Women, Blacks and Jews never should have been allowed to vote, serve on juries, or hold public office.
  • @PiltdownMan
    I'd really like to see what the methodology is, in detail, but I don't have 35 Euros to take a peek at the pdf of the paper. I really don't quite understand what

    "The term diversity can be operationalized demographically ... or intellectually ... "
     
    means.

    And the bit about

    " ... the universities studied tend to use the word diversity predominantly in its demographic denotation to refer to variety of external appearance instead of to variety of mental phenomena."
     
    is underwhelming.

    Of course they do. Universities don't use, in their online promotional or informational material, the word "diversity" a whole lot in relation to the breadth of their course offerings or research focus. They use it to describe their student body.

    Lastly, I suspect Cornell is an outlier more because of its unique structure, as a very large combination state and private Ivy league school.

    This might explain why the demographic diveristy score is high.

    But, despite my observation above, it doesn't explain why Cornell's intellectual diversity score is so low. Its structure also means that it has an unusually wide range of both undergraduate majors, and areas of research. The methodology should be picking up on that, based on my admittedly very superficial understanding of the underlying math from the Wikipedia article on Word2vec.
  • From Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization: Say you arrange a marriage between your son and your sibling's daughter. Then your grandson would also be your great-nephew, so of course you would be nepotistic. Even in English, the language of just about the least nepotistic people on earth, we don't have a pejorative for favoritism...
  • It’s funny how one of the left’s favorite slurs against their white enemies (inbred) is far more true of their most favored demographic group (Muslims).

    I know an Iraqi whose wife wants to marry his kids to their cousins. He and his wife are well aware of the dangers (she is a physician), but they figure the payoff is worth it, especially because of the chaotic sexual marketplace of the West.

    They are horrified by the idea of their daughter mating with a negro and their sons being dispossessed by divorce. These things are unthinkable in Iraq, but they are hyperaware of these threats here, and it only reinforces the cultural tendency that already exists back home.

    Upper middle class whites live in similar fear. Wouldn’t surprise me if white liberals started thinking about consanguinous marriage as a solution as well. In certain environments it’s a rational response to social realities. Sure, it’s weird, but if preserving social status is paramount, people will do weird things.

    • Agree: jim jones, BB753
    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    If he and his wife have that much control over marrying off their children, why would they not at least attempt to marry them off to other Muslims before turning to cousins?

    I have asked imams via the internet whether cousin marriage is permitted under Islam, and they have said yes, that there is nothing wrong with it and nothing to disallow it (i.e., it is halal). So I think it is not simple fear of their daughter marrying a negro or their son being dispossessed by divorce. It is tribalism, and tribalism (quite literally) breeds tribalism.
    , @Anon
    Archeofuturism!
    , @res
    That's an interesting point. If consanguineous marriage is both a cause and effect of less social trust then that makes for a positive feedback loop. Which in turn means our (relatively) high social trust environment is a very unstable equilibrium.
    , @Wilkey

    It’s funny how one of the left’s favorite slurs against their white enemies (inbred) is far more true of their most favored demographic group (Muslims).
     
    The last time I heard a Leftist joke about inbred southerners I made the point that very few southerners actually sleep with or marry their relatives (no matter how hot they are) but that about half of all Muslims marry their cousins. He looked at me like I was a vile racist and didn't speak to me for the rest of the party, or at any party since.
    , @OscarWildeLoveChild
    I have plenty of 2 and 3 cousin marriages in my family tree, from about 1850 backward--myself and all my siblings are high IQ, athletic/fit and professionally successful. We are of (Northern) Spanish, (Norman and Huguenot) French, and Scots heritage. It seemed to have stopped around 1850ish for some reason, but it was present on both sides going back.
    , @Ray Huffman
    The Pakis are the worst. Highest incidence of consanguineous marriage in the world. The incidence of genetic disorders in "British" Pakistanis is staggering:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkxuKe2wOMs
    , @James Forrestal

    It’s funny how one of the left’s favorite slurs against their white enemies (inbred) is far more true of their most favored demographic group (Muslims).
     
    It's very true of several different Middle Eastern desert tribes. Just check out what the Talmud has to say about uncle-niece marriage -- or the family history of the Rothschilds,

    Most semitic tropes contain large elements of projection/ inversion.