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Updated: I’ve now released our initial collection of nearly 30 “controversial” books, with the volumes being “controversial” in a wide variety of different ways:

http://www.unz.com/book/controversial/all/

Although I’ve only read a fraction of them myself, I trust they all meet the appropriate criteria, and their convenient access on the Internet should help provoke all sorts of useful discussions. I hope to considerably expand this selection in the weeks to come.

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From its inception, the motto of this webzine has been to provide “Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media.”

As a natural extension of this goal, the HTML Book technology recently developed and implemented here will now be used to conveniently make available a selection of books that clearly fall into this same category. As arrangements are made with additional authors and publishers, this collection of books will grow over time.

The first of these “controversial” books to be featured is The Transparent Cabal by Dr. Stephen J. Sniegoski, a very thorough 2008 analysis of the background and behavior of the Iraq War Neocons who dominated the foreign policy decision-making of the totally disastrous George W. Bush Administration.

At the time the book originally appeared, it was almost entirely blacklisted and ignored by our cowardly mainstream media, but now that these same troublesome individuals and their allies have largely seized control of the Trump Administration and are fomenting a new war against Iran, making this important material conveniently available to everyone in the world has become a matter of considerable importance.

http://www.unz.com/book/stephen_j_sniegoski__the-transparent-cabal/

Unlike mostly ephemeral articles and posts, serious books tend to represent permanent storehouses of important content material. Therefore, as readers will discover, comments made on these books will be held to a much higher standard than comments made elsewhere on this website, with only the most serious and substantial comments displayed by default, while comments of a frivolous, off-topical, or vulgar nature will not appear at all. Carefully and thoughtfully compose your comments if you want them published.

On a different matter, people may notice that implementation of a new caching system allows the Commenter Archive pages to appear far more quickly than they had in the past, a problem about which several readers had previously complained.

 
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  1. res says:

    On a different matter, people may notice that implementation of a new caching system allows the Commenter Archive pages to appear far more quickly than they had in the past, a problem about which several readers had previously complained.

    Much faster. Thanks!

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  2. Yan Shen says:

    Therefore, as readers will discover, comments made on these books will be held to a much higher standard than comments made elsewhere on this website, with only the most serious and substantial comments displayed by default, while comments of a frivolous, off-topical, or vulgar nature will not appear at all. Carefully and thoughtfully compose your comments if you want them published.

    I assume this is done automatically and not through manual review? If so, how effectively are you able to identify good comments from bad ones?

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  3. Anon[317] • Disclaimer says:

    I like that someone like you should write “controversial” in place of controversial.
    It looks as if you have gone on about discovering the veil-upon-veil structure of “information” together with the readership as years pass.

    I want to bring to your attention that most comment features do not work on the Vivaldi Browser (they work on Opera and Chrome, I have not tested Firefox. Tests done on the same device).

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  4. inertial says:

    implementation of a new caching system allows the Commenter Archive pages to appear far more quickly than they had in the past

    But the RSS for individual commenters has stopped working.

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    But the RSS for individual commenters has stopped working.
     
    Yes, I disabled that feature since I assumed very few people were using it, and it sometimes put a considerable load on the system.

    But if people want, I can reactivate it.
    , @Ron Unz
    Okay, I went ahead and reactivated it. But if it starts to be a problem, I'll turn it off again.
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  5. Ron Unz says:
    @inertial

    implementation of a new caching system allows the Commenter Archive pages to appear far more quickly than they had in the past
     
    But the RSS for individual commenters has stopped working.

    But the RSS for individual commenters has stopped working.

    Yes, I disabled that feature since I assumed very few people were using it, and it sometimes put a considerable load on the system.

    But if people want, I can reactivate it.

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    • Replies: @m___
    Please do, also rss per individual article minus or plus it's comments. Searching and finding is all of the difference between a blob and workable data. Load should be remedied by tweaking the cache code into indexing. Recoll and Xapian are open source.
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  6. Ron Unz says:
    @inertial

    implementation of a new caching system allows the Commenter Archive pages to appear far more quickly than they had in the past
     
    But the RSS for individual commenters has stopped working.

    Okay, I went ahead and reactivated it. But if it starts to be a problem, I’ll turn it off again.

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    Thank you. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work. The feeds points to a random comment by a random author (or perhaps the last comment on the site, or something like that.)

    Also, is it possible to show in the RSS the full comment including the HTML formatting? This could reduce the load on the system because you won't have to jump to the site to read every single article in the feed.
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  7. JackOH says:

    “Controversial”, in sneer quotes. Yep. I think Steve Sailer ran a post featuring a writer who was trying for a modern Ambrose Bierce effect with sarcastic definitions, and it seemed to work for me.

    I’ll take a shot at it.

    “The equation 2 + 2 = 4 is said to be controversial if there are a sufficient number of people tied by racial or ethnic affinity or economic interest who benefit from denying the equation exists, who benefit from concealing the truth of the equation, or who benefit by minimizing the consequences of believing that 2 + 2 = 5.” (Yeah, that’s a bit clunky, I know.)

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  8. Has the site constantly been under attack for the past week or so?

    Pages very often don’t load, or are extremely slow to load, etc. I always try some slower to load website to check, and those load normal, or I try switching between Wi-Fi and 4G, but it never helps, so it’s not my internet connection.

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    Pages very often don’t load, or are extremely slow to load, etc.
     
    That's very unfortunate. I did recently make some changes in the system "to enhance website performance" such as loading the cached sidebar via a separate Javascript call, but perhaps it caused unexpected problems.

    What browser/OS/platform are you using? And has anyone else experienced these difficulties?
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  9. Ron Unz says:
    @reiner Tor
    Has the site constantly been under attack for the past week or so?

    Pages very often don't load, or are extremely slow to load, etc. I always try some slower to load website to check, and those load normal, or I try switching between Wi-Fi and 4G, but it never helps, so it's not my internet connection.

    Pages very often don’t load, or are extremely slow to load, etc.

    That’s very unfortunate. I did recently make some changes in the system “to enhance website performance” such as loading the cached sidebar via a separate Javascript call, but perhaps it caused unexpected problems.

    What browser/OS/platform are you using? And has anyone else experienced these difficulties?

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    The biggest problem is on iOS (always the newest, currently 11.3, but I just checked there's an update out there, so will be 11.3.1 tonight), the iMac (also constantly updated to newest OS, I'm not there so cannot tell the exact version #, maybe tomorrow) has been a problem for several months now (but it's a fairly old iMac, so I always chalked that up the hardware being almost ten years old - and let's face it, it could be the hardware slowness, even if other websites load much faster and more reliably), and now similar problems on Windows 10 with Google Chrome.
    , @Elsewhere
    Yes. Fairly often I can't directly access www.unz.com/author/steve-sailer/ but I can access www.unz.com and then click on individual articles in the sidebar.

    I have a Windows 10 machine using IE. (I'm trying to sequester my controversial internet reading to one browser that I don't use for other things.)

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  10. @Ron Unz

    Pages very often don’t load, or are extremely slow to load, etc.
     
    That's very unfortunate. I did recently make some changes in the system "to enhance website performance" such as loading the cached sidebar via a separate Javascript call, but perhaps it caused unexpected problems.

    What browser/OS/platform are you using? And has anyone else experienced these difficulties?

    The biggest problem is on iOS (always the newest, currently 11.3, but I just checked there’s an update out there, so will be 11.3.1 tonight), the iMac (also constantly updated to newest OS, I’m not there so cannot tell the exact version #, maybe tomorrow) has been a problem for several months now (but it’s a fairly old iMac, so I always chalked that up the hardware being almost ten years old – and let’s face it, it could be the hardware slowness, even if other websites load much faster and more reliably), and now similar problems on Windows 10 with Google Chrome.

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    Is the problem on all the different website pages, or just some of them? Nothing showed up when I tried some standard timing tests.

    It's certainly unfortunate, and I really hope others will chime in if they've noticed anything similar.
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  11. Ron Unz says:
    @reiner Tor
    The biggest problem is on iOS (always the newest, currently 11.3, but I just checked there's an update out there, so will be 11.3.1 tonight), the iMac (also constantly updated to newest OS, I'm not there so cannot tell the exact version #, maybe tomorrow) has been a problem for several months now (but it's a fairly old iMac, so I always chalked that up the hardware being almost ten years old - and let's face it, it could be the hardware slowness, even if other websites load much faster and more reliably), and now similar problems on Windows 10 with Google Chrome.

    Is the problem on all the different website pages, or just some of them? Nothing showed up when I tried some standard timing tests.

    It’s certainly unfortunate, and I really hope others will chime in if they’ve noticed anything similar.

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    Right now it's okay. The time I did my first comment I had to come here three times before I could send the comment, it didn't load twice. (It was on Chrome/Windows. I once tried to access it from Safari/iOS, but I got stuck after tapping the "Announcements" tab on the mobile site. So then it was three unsuccessful attempt to reach this page before one successful. However, sending the comment itself was okay.)

    On iOS it's fairly often not even slow, just a quick "Safari cannot open the page because the network connection was lost" message, after which I cannot reload (it obviously doesn't even try, it just sends very quickly the message), but usually closing the browser page and reopening it will load it. Sometimes it's just excruciatingly slow, and after maybe 30-40 seconds or even a minute it will give me the "Safari cannot open the page because the network connection was lost" page, after which it's almost never possible to reload. But after closing the browser or at least the browser page, I can usually load the same page without a problem, until I run into the "Safari cannot open..." problem again.

    Let me mention that the "Safari cannot open..." problem did come up before, but quite rarely. Since maybe last week it starting coming up regularly, so often that in fact I now expect the page to not load, I even took up the habit of copying comments before sending them so that I can resend them if the page won't load.

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  12. @Ron Unz
    Is the problem on all the different website pages, or just some of them? Nothing showed up when I tried some standard timing tests.

    It's certainly unfortunate, and I really hope others will chime in if they've noticed anything similar.

    Right now it’s okay. The time I did my first comment I had to come here three times before I could send the comment, it didn’t load twice. (It was on Chrome/Windows. I once tried to access it from Safari/iOS, but I got stuck after tapping the “Announcements” tab on the mobile site. So then it was three unsuccessful attempt to reach this page before one successful. However, sending the comment itself was okay.)

    On iOS it’s fairly often not even slow, just a quick “Safari cannot open the page because the network connection was lost” message, after which I cannot reload (it obviously doesn’t even try, it just sends very quickly the message), but usually closing the browser page and reopening it will load it. Sometimes it’s just excruciatingly slow, and after maybe 30-40 seconds or even a minute it will give me the “Safari cannot open the page because the network connection was lost” page, after which it’s almost never possible to reload. But after closing the browser or at least the browser page, I can usually load the same page without a problem, until I run into the “Safari cannot open…” problem again.

    Let me mention that the “Safari cannot open…” problem did come up before, but quite rarely. Since maybe last week it starting coming up regularly, so often that in fact I now expect the page to not load, I even took up the habit of copying comments before sending them so that I can resend them if the page won’t load.

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    Very odd. I suspect it's the Sidebar caching issue, and I'll definitely look into it. I do hope it's not a widespread problem.
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  13. Ron Unz says:
    @reiner Tor
    Right now it's okay. The time I did my first comment I had to come here three times before I could send the comment, it didn't load twice. (It was on Chrome/Windows. I once tried to access it from Safari/iOS, but I got stuck after tapping the "Announcements" tab on the mobile site. So then it was three unsuccessful attempt to reach this page before one successful. However, sending the comment itself was okay.)

    On iOS it's fairly often not even slow, just a quick "Safari cannot open the page because the network connection was lost" message, after which I cannot reload (it obviously doesn't even try, it just sends very quickly the message), but usually closing the browser page and reopening it will load it. Sometimes it's just excruciatingly slow, and after maybe 30-40 seconds or even a minute it will give me the "Safari cannot open the page because the network connection was lost" page, after which it's almost never possible to reload. But after closing the browser or at least the browser page, I can usually load the same page without a problem, until I run into the "Safari cannot open..." problem again.

    Let me mention that the "Safari cannot open..." problem did come up before, but quite rarely. Since maybe last week it starting coming up regularly, so often that in fact I now expect the page to not load, I even took up the habit of copying comments before sending them so that I can resend them if the page won't load.

    Very odd. I suspect it’s the Sidebar caching issue, and I’ll definitely look into it. I do hope it’s not a widespread problem.

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    I just tried, though I think that's been my experience previously, that if waiting long enough with a "Safari cannot open..." page, I can simply reload it and it will reload without a problem. But it never happens immediately after the page first shows up, probably because it won't even try until some time lapses.
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  14. @Ron Unz
    Very odd. I suspect it's the Sidebar caching issue, and I'll definitely look into it. I do hope it's not a widespread problem.

    I just tried, though I think that’s been my experience previously, that if waiting long enough with a “Safari cannot open…” page, I can simply reload it and it will reload without a problem. But it never happens immediately after the page first shows up, probably because it won’t even try until some time lapses.

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    Occasionally after being unable to load (I clicked on the "new comments" button of an article under the "Anatoly Karlin archive" - not the blog view) and trying to reload a few times, hitting the "back" button will get me not to the original page (the Anatoly Karlin archive), instead to the article itself, but without those new comments. Interestingly another reload (if successful - not guaranteed) will give me those new comments, but as if I've already read them.

    The Chrome on Mac gives me the following message (if unable to load):

    This site can’t be reached
    www.unz.com refused to connect.
    Search Google for unz akarlin military spending 2017
    ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

    OSX El Capitan (why so retarded names?)

    version 10.11.6

    iMac 24 inch (early 2009)

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  15. Yngvar says:

    Some people might worry about reading controversial books without encryption (https).

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  16. Elsewhere says:
    @Ron Unz

    Pages very often don’t load, or are extremely slow to load, etc.
     
    That's very unfortunate. I did recently make some changes in the system "to enhance website performance" such as loading the cached sidebar via a separate Javascript call, but perhaps it caused unexpected problems.

    What browser/OS/platform are you using? And has anyone else experienced these difficulties?

    Yes. Fairly often I can’t directly access http://www.unz.com/author/steve-sailer/ but I can access http://www.unz.com and then click on individual articles in the sidebar.

    I have a Windows 10 machine using IE. (I’m trying to sequester my controversial internet reading to one browser that I don’t use for other things.)

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  17. Whoever says: • Website

    Any chance you could post the rules for commenting on this site, and explain why some posts never see the light of day or are delayed?
    I have frequently seen posters ask why their comments are delayed, often for days, or don’t appear at all, but they are never answered.
    In my case, after I posted this comment (457), Jenner Ickham Errican asked me to translate all the terms on the visuals I posted. I did that, expending some time and energy, and posted a response. It didn’t show up. I posted it again. It still didn’t show up. So I gave up, having totally wasted my time and doubtless appeared rude to Mr. Errican.
    Today, I posted this comment(164), at 8:31 GMT which, as I write this, has not been approved, although five other comments posted later, the last at 10:44 GMT, have been approved.
    I’ve been posting here for years, am not a troll or hobbyhorse-riding crackpot, yet my posts are routinely delayed and often trashed. I’ve seen others complain of similar treatment. Curiously, their posts objecting to their treatment are posted, yet never replied to. That seems pointlessly rude and insulting, as if they are being mocked. I assume the reason is to discourage targeted individuals from posting. In my case, success has been achieved, because I doubt I will post again, but I am curious as to what your criteria are for blocking or passing comments.

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    Any chance you could post the rules for commenting on this site, and explain why some posts never see the light of day or are delayed?
     
    Actually, Steve moderates all the comments on his own iSteve blog, which is the source of your complaints, so you'd need to ask him directly. It could be he's just been preoccupied recently.
    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Glad I randomly clicked on Ron’s “Announcements” section!

    So I gave up, having totally wasted my time and doubtless appeared rude to Mr. Errican.
     
    Not at all, Whoever. I was afraid I was a bit presumptuous with my “ridiculous request,” as I put it, so even if you had simply chosen not to respond it would be completely understandable—you’re very gracious and I was possibly putting you in a tough spot if you weren’t inclined or too busy to do it, but didn’t want to say no.

    Anyway, I really appreciate that you tried to accommodate my request. Try reposting your work in a reply to my original comment (#464) and let me know here. I’ll check it out there and reply to your post if possible.

    some posts never see the light of day or are delayed
     
    Regarding recent comments not showing up quickly, Steve mentioned to another commenter that he’s been under the weather and was falling behind on moderation. As you may know, some commenters are auto-approved, so you’ll see their comments appear before earlier ones awaiting publishing until Steve is able to screen them.

    I’ve seen others complain of similar treatment. Curiously, their posts objecting to their treatment are posted, yet never replied to. That seems pointlessly rude and insulting, as if they are being mocked.
     
    I came to Unz.com as an iSteve reader (but not yet commenter) from his old blog. He’s always had a simple comment policy: Comments are moderated by iSteve, at whim.

    Personally, I think it’s interesting that some people get vocally pissed if one of their comments get (intentionally) nixed—at least they get a say in some fashion, and it shows transparency on Steve’s part. Plus some of those commenters come up with amusing insults, and Steve has a good sense of humor to let them through.

    As for your lost reply to me in the aforementioned thread, maybe Unz.com has a ‘spam’ filter that automatically blocks repeated (almost identical) images from being posted? This site was also having technical issues in general, I believe (cyberattack? server problems?).

    But I don’t think Steve would intentionally let your comments languish. I say stick around and keep poasting. :)
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  18. Ron Unz says:
    @Whoever
    Any chance you could post the rules for commenting on this site, and explain why some posts never see the light of day or are delayed?
    I have frequently seen posters ask why their comments are delayed, often for days, or don't appear at all, but they are never answered.
    In my case, after I posted this comment (457), Jenner Ickham Errican asked me to translate all the terms on the visuals I posted. I did that, expending some time and energy, and posted a response. It didn't show up. I posted it again. It still didn't show up. So I gave up, having totally wasted my time and doubtless appeared rude to Mr. Errican.
    Today, I posted this comment(164), at 8:31 GMT which, as I write this, has not been approved, although five other comments posted later, the last at 10:44 GMT, have been approved.
    I've been posting here for years, am not a troll or hobbyhorse-riding crackpot, yet my posts are routinely delayed and often trashed. I've seen others complain of similar treatment. Curiously, their posts objecting to their treatment are posted, yet never replied to. That seems pointlessly rude and insulting, as if they are being mocked. I assume the reason is to discourage targeted individuals from posting. In my case, success has been achieved, because I doubt I will post again, but I am curious as to what your criteria are for blocking or passing comments.

    Any chance you could post the rules for commenting on this site, and explain why some posts never see the light of day or are delayed?

    Actually, Steve moderates all the comments on his own iSteve blog, which is the source of your complaints, so you’d need to ask him directly. It could be he’s just been preoccupied recently.

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    Ron, thank you for fixing the Commenter Archives cache.

    Also, just a heads-up on a recurring small bug affecting embedded YouTube videos with zero-plus start time markers (e.g. ?t=2m27s) which sometimes have the start time stripped(?) from the outbound link…

    For example, the video in the comment below starts (as intended) at [0:41] in the original thread but plays from zero in my comment history:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/as-reparations-why-not-give-blacks-the-marijuana-monopoly/#comment-2275587

    The video in the comment below does the opposite. It starts (as intended) at [1:06] in my comment history but plays from zero in the original thread:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-american-experiment/#comment-2254882
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  19. @Whoever
    Any chance you could post the rules for commenting on this site, and explain why some posts never see the light of day or are delayed?
    I have frequently seen posters ask why their comments are delayed, often for days, or don't appear at all, but they are never answered.
    In my case, after I posted this comment (457), Jenner Ickham Errican asked me to translate all the terms on the visuals I posted. I did that, expending some time and energy, and posted a response. It didn't show up. I posted it again. It still didn't show up. So I gave up, having totally wasted my time and doubtless appeared rude to Mr. Errican.
    Today, I posted this comment(164), at 8:31 GMT which, as I write this, has not been approved, although five other comments posted later, the last at 10:44 GMT, have been approved.
    I've been posting here for years, am not a troll or hobbyhorse-riding crackpot, yet my posts are routinely delayed and often trashed. I've seen others complain of similar treatment. Curiously, their posts objecting to their treatment are posted, yet never replied to. That seems pointlessly rude and insulting, as if they are being mocked. I assume the reason is to discourage targeted individuals from posting. In my case, success has been achieved, because I doubt I will post again, but I am curious as to what your criteria are for blocking or passing comments.

    Glad I randomly clicked on Ron’s “Announcements” section!

    So I gave up, having totally wasted my time and doubtless appeared rude to Mr. Errican.

    Not at all, Whoever. I was afraid I was a bit presumptuous with my “ridiculous request,” as I put it, so even if you had simply chosen not to respond it would be completely understandable—you’re very gracious and I was possibly putting you in a tough spot if you weren’t inclined or too busy to do it, but didn’t want to say no.

    Anyway, I really appreciate that you tried to accommodate my request. Try reposting your work in a reply to my original comment (#464) and let me know here. I’ll check it out there and reply to your post if possible.

    some posts never see the light of day or are delayed

    Regarding recent comments not showing up quickly, Steve mentioned to another commenter that he’s been under the weather and was falling behind on moderation. As you may know, some commenters are auto-approved, so you’ll see their comments appear before earlier ones awaiting publishing until Steve is able to screen them.

    I’ve seen others complain of similar treatment. Curiously, their posts objecting to their treatment are posted, yet never replied to. That seems pointlessly rude and insulting, as if they are being mocked.

    I came to Unz.com as an iSteve reader (but not yet commenter) from his old blog. He’s always had a simple comment policy: Comments are moderated by iSteve, at whim.

    Personally, I think it’s interesting that some people get vocally pissed if one of their comments get (intentionally) nixed—at least they get a say in some fashion, and it shows transparency on Steve’s part. Plus some of those commenters come up with amusing insults, and Steve has a good sense of humor to let them through.

    As for your lost reply to me in the aforementioned thread, maybe Unz.com has a ‘spam’ filter that automatically blocks repeated (almost identical) images from being posted? This site was also having technical issues in general, I believe (cyberattack? server problems?).

    But I don’t think Steve would intentionally let your comments languish. I say stick around and keep poasting. :)

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  20. @Ron Unz

    Any chance you could post the rules for commenting on this site, and explain why some posts never see the light of day or are delayed?
     
    Actually, Steve moderates all the comments on his own iSteve blog, which is the source of your complaints, so you'd need to ask him directly. It could be he's just been preoccupied recently.

    Ron, thank you for fixing the Commenter Archives cache.

    Also, just a heads-up on a recurring small bug affecting embedded YouTube videos with zero-plus start time markers (e.g. ?t=2m27s) which sometimes have the start time stripped(?) from the outbound link…

    For example, the video in the comment below starts (as intended) at [0:41] in the original thread but plays from zero in my comment history:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/as-reparations-why-not-give-blacks-the-marijuana-monopoly/#comment-2275587

    The video in the comment below does the opposite. It starts (as intended) at [1:06] in my comment history but plays from zero in the original thread:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-american-experiment/#comment-2254882

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  21. @reiner Tor
    I just tried, though I think that's been my experience previously, that if waiting long enough with a "Safari cannot open..." page, I can simply reload it and it will reload without a problem. But it never happens immediately after the page first shows up, probably because it won't even try until some time lapses.

    Occasionally after being unable to load (I clicked on the “new comments” button of an article under the “Anatoly Karlin archive” – not the blog view) and trying to reload a few times, hitting the “back” button will get me not to the original page (the Anatoly Karlin archive), instead to the article itself, but without those new comments. Interestingly another reload (if successful – not guaranteed) will give me those new comments, but as if I’ve already read them.

    The Chrome on Mac gives me the following message (if unable to load):

    This site can’t be reached
    http://www.unz.com refused to connect.
    Search Google for unz akarlin military spending 2017
    ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

    OSX El Capitan (why so retarded names?)

    version 10.11.6

    iMac 24 inch (early 2009)

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    I get that when I open more than five tabs in quick succession. If I wait for half a minute or so, the page opens normally. I assume it's a way to avoid system overload.
    , @utu

    This site can’t be reached
     
    I sometimes get it too on El Capitan and Safari. Recently I noticed it was frequent when I wanted to go to another comment form my comments archive like trying to read a reply but when I went directly to unz.com there was no problem so the site was not down.
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  22. inertial says:
    @Ron Unz
    Okay, I went ahead and reactivated it. But if it starts to be a problem, I'll turn it off again.

    Thank you. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work. The feeds points to a random comment by a random author (or perhaps the last comment on the site, or something like that.)

    Also, is it possible to show in the RSS the full comment including the HTML formatting? This could reduce the load on the system because you won’t have to jump to the site to read every single article in the feed.

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    Thank you. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work.
     
    That's odd, it seems to work for me. Try the link at the top of a Commenter's page, e.g.

    http://www.unz.com/xfeed/rss/all/comments/?commenterfilter=reiner%20Tor

    Also, is it possible to show in the RSS the full comment including the HTML formatting?
     
    Sure, that makes sense, and I just added display for the full comment text.
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  23. Pericles says:
    @reiner Tor
    Occasionally after being unable to load (I clicked on the "new comments" button of an article under the "Anatoly Karlin archive" - not the blog view) and trying to reload a few times, hitting the "back" button will get me not to the original page (the Anatoly Karlin archive), instead to the article itself, but without those new comments. Interestingly another reload (if successful - not guaranteed) will give me those new comments, but as if I've already read them.

    The Chrome on Mac gives me the following message (if unable to load):

    This site can’t be reached
    www.unz.com refused to connect.
    Search Google for unz akarlin military spending 2017
    ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

    OSX El Capitan (why so retarded names?)

    version 10.11.6

    iMac 24 inch (early 2009)

    I get that when I open more than five tabs in quick succession. If I wait for half a minute or so, the page opens normally. I assume it’s a way to avoid system overload.

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    I recently (a couple minutes ago) had it when I had a page open for a long time (and my phone screen was locked during that time) and tried to refresh the page. It often happens when trying to open a new page after having read the previous one. (Which implies a long time in between.)

    Though I also have the vague feeling that opening pages in too quick a succession will inevitably lead to such problems.

    Anyway, I rarely encountered it before maybe two-three weeks ago, and I definitely didn't change my browsing habits in the meantime.

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  24. @Pericles
    I get that when I open more than five tabs in quick succession. If I wait for half a minute or so, the page opens normally. I assume it's a way to avoid system overload.

    I recently (a couple minutes ago) had it when I had a page open for a long time (and my phone screen was locked during that time) and tried to refresh the page. It often happens when trying to open a new page after having read the previous one. (Which implies a long time in between.)

    Though I also have the vague feeling that opening pages in too quick a succession will inevitably lead to such problems.

    Anyway, I rarely encountered it before maybe two-three weeks ago, and I definitely didn’t change my browsing habits in the meantime.

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    I get that when I open more than five tabs in quick succession. If I wait for half a minute or so, the page opens normally. I assume it’s a way to avoid system overload.
     
    If too many pages are opened too quickly, the system assumes you're a badly-behaving bot and locks you out for a while.

    Other than that, the problem you're encountering is a mystery to me. Maybe other people who also experience it can provide some additional clues.
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  25. Ron Unz says:
    @inertial
    Thank you. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work. The feeds points to a random comment by a random author (or perhaps the last comment on the site, or something like that.)

    Also, is it possible to show in the RSS the full comment including the HTML formatting? This could reduce the load on the system because you won't have to jump to the site to read every single article in the feed.

    Thank you. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work.

    That’s odd, it seems to work for me. Try the link at the top of a Commenter’s page, e.g.

    http://www.unz.com/xfeed/rss/all/comments/?commenterfilter=reiner%20Tor

    Also, is it possible to show in the RSS the full comment including the HTML formatting?

    Sure, that makes sense, and I just added display for the full comment text.

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  26. Ron Unz says:
    @reiner Tor
    I recently (a couple minutes ago) had it when I had a page open for a long time (and my phone screen was locked during that time) and tried to refresh the page. It often happens when trying to open a new page after having read the previous one. (Which implies a long time in between.)

    Though I also have the vague feeling that opening pages in too quick a succession will inevitably lead to such problems.

    Anyway, I rarely encountered it before maybe two-three weeks ago, and I definitely didn't change my browsing habits in the meantime.

    I get that when I open more than five tabs in quick succession. If I wait for half a minute or so, the page opens normally. I assume it’s a way to avoid system overload.

    If too many pages are opened too quickly, the system assumes you’re a badly-behaving bot and locks you out for a while.

    Other than that, the problem you’re encountering is a mystery to me. Maybe other people who also experience it can provide some additional clues.

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    Another problem with comment archive I had recently. When doing the search function it was not searching within more recent comments but giving good search results from several months old comments. I went to check it and it seems to be working fine now. Disregard.
    , @reiner Tor
    Here’s what happened this morning at 6:45 CET:

    I opened the Anatoly Karlin archive.

    I went to the article Open Thread 41: Khmeimonculi.

    I tapped on “new comments” (there was one).

    I read the one comment. It’s a short comment, but I spent some time thinking about an answer. Then I realized that a simple “Agree” might suffice.

    But while I managed to get to the list of options (“agree,” “disagree,” etc.), after pressing “agree,” it sent me to this page.

    Now I have to admit that when the problem started, I was very much guilty of the behavior you described.

    Did it maybe put me on a kind of restricted access list, so that it’s way more strict with me than others?

    Alternatively, is it possible that some kind of malware is on my iMac and iPhone and perhaps even my office virtual machine? (The latter seems to be significantly less of a problem, but I still get it.)
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  27. utu says:
    @reiner Tor
    Occasionally after being unable to load (I clicked on the "new comments" button of an article under the "Anatoly Karlin archive" - not the blog view) and trying to reload a few times, hitting the "back" button will get me not to the original page (the Anatoly Karlin archive), instead to the article itself, but without those new comments. Interestingly another reload (if successful - not guaranteed) will give me those new comments, but as if I've already read them.

    The Chrome on Mac gives me the following message (if unable to load):

    This site can’t be reached
    www.unz.com refused to connect.
    Search Google for unz akarlin military spending 2017
    ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

    OSX El Capitan (why so retarded names?)

    version 10.11.6

    iMac 24 inch (early 2009)

    This site can’t be reached

    I sometimes get it too on El Capitan and Safari. Recently I noticed it was frequent when I wanted to go to another comment form my comments archive like trying to read a reply but when I went directly to unz.com there was no problem so the site was not down.

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  28. utu says:
    @Ron Unz

    I get that when I open more than five tabs in quick succession. If I wait for half a minute or so, the page opens normally. I assume it’s a way to avoid system overload.
     
    If too many pages are opened too quickly, the system assumes you're a badly-behaving bot and locks you out for a while.

    Other than that, the problem you're encountering is a mystery to me. Maybe other people who also experience it can provide some additional clues.

    Another problem with comment archive I had recently. When doing the search function it was not searching within more recent comments but giving good search results from several months old comments. I went to check it and it seems to be working fine now. Disregard.

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  29. @Ron Unz

    I get that when I open more than five tabs in quick succession. If I wait for half a minute or so, the page opens normally. I assume it’s a way to avoid system overload.
     
    If too many pages are opened too quickly, the system assumes you're a badly-behaving bot and locks you out for a while.

    Other than that, the problem you're encountering is a mystery to me. Maybe other people who also experience it can provide some additional clues.

    Here’s what happened this morning at 6:45 CET:

    I opened the Anatoly Karlin archive.

    I went to the article Open Thread 41: Khmeimonculi.

    I tapped on “new comments” (there was one).

    I read the one comment. It’s a short comment, but I spent some time thinking about an answer. Then I realized that a simple “Agree” might suffice.

    But while I managed to get to the list of options (“agree,” “disagree,” etc.), after pressing “agree,” it sent me to this page.

    Now I have to admit that when the problem started, I was very much guilty of the behavior you described.

    Did it maybe put me on a kind of restricted access list, so that it’s way more strict with me than others?

    Alternatively, is it possible that some kind of malware is on my iMac and iPhone and perhaps even my office virtual machine? (The latter seems to be significantly less of a problem, but I still get it.)

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  30. Svigor says:

    Thanks for the banned books, Ron.

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  31. Yes, thanks Ron. Unapologetic freedom of speech and freedom to read are a beautiful thing.

    Another candidate might be… Mein Kampf, translated by James Murphy.

    I think I have a physical copy in storage as I remember being assigned to read it long ago for a college course. Can’t say I remember it, and I probably didn’t read much of it.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30697262

    https://archive.org/details/MeinKampf_483

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  32. RobinG says:

    Ron,

    Has UR published any of these “dark” intellectuals? Obviously over my head .. I’ve never heard of most of these people.

    Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/intellectual-dark-web.html

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    Has UR published any of these “dark” intellectuals? Obviously over my head .. I’ve never heard of most of these people.
     
    Ha, ha, ha... Offhand it looks like something from this week's forthcoming NYT Magazine, which I always prefer to read in hard-copy. But I glanced over it, and found it very, very amusing.

    I was at least somewhat familiar with most of the names, and basically all the "Renegade Intellectuals of the Dark Web" described seem like semi-establishment Neocons. It's a little like portraying Marco Rubio as a populist-insurgent Republican.

    The author, Bari Weiss, is some WSJ Neocon who recently moved over to the NYT, and she's presumably trying to rebrand some of her fellow Neocons as radical-rightists, thus giving them more appeal to the Daily Stormer crowd. Also, that way future conservative debates can include everyone from Neocon A to Neocon Z.

    As an example, one of the most prominent figures is some YouTube psychology celebrity named Jordan Peterson, who first came to my attention when David Brooks described him as perhaps the most important intellectual in America or something like that. I guess that makes Brooks a "renegade intellectual" himself.

    I think their "darkest" belief is that there might possibly exist *some* biological differences between men and women. Horrors! And although he's some sort of psych professor, Peterson is so remarkably ignorant of IQ issues that his recent thing is explaining that the reason Jews control Wall Street, Hollywood, and the US government is because of their astonishing brilliance. I recently needed to jump into a very long comment-thread to set some facts straight:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/sailer-on-semitism-by-jonathan-weisman/#comment-2314406

    Here's the way to think about it. Neocon Robert Kagan was a leading foreign policy figure in the George W. Bush Administration. Then when Obama swept in to totally reverse all Bush's failed policies, a leading figure ended up being Neocon Victoria Nuland...Kagan's *wife*.

    Ha, ha, ha...
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  33. Ron Unz says:
    @RobinG
    Ron,

    Has UR published any of these "dark" intellectuals? Obviously over my head .. I've never heard of most of these people.

    Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/opinion/intellectual-dark-web.html

    Has UR published any of these “dark” intellectuals? Obviously over my head .. I’ve never heard of most of these people.

    Ha, ha, ha… Offhand it looks like something from this week’s forthcoming NYT Magazine, which I always prefer to read in hard-copy. But I glanced over it, and found it very, very amusing.

    I was at least somewhat familiar with most of the names, and basically all the “Renegade Intellectuals of the Dark Web” described seem like semi-establishment Neocons. It’s a little like portraying Marco Rubio as a populist-insurgent Republican.

    The author, Bari Weiss, is some WSJ Neocon who recently moved over to the NYT, and she’s presumably trying to rebrand some of her fellow Neocons as radical-rightists, thus giving them more appeal to the Daily Stormer crowd. Also, that way future conservative debates can include everyone from Neocon A to Neocon Z.

    As an example, one of the most prominent figures is some YouTube psychology celebrity named Jordan Peterson, who first came to my attention when David Brooks described him as perhaps the most important intellectual in America or something like that. I guess that makes Brooks a “renegade intellectual” himself.

    I think their “darkest” belief is that there might possibly exist *some* biological differences between men and women. Horrors! And although he’s some sort of psych professor, Peterson is so remarkably ignorant of IQ issues that his recent thing is explaining that the reason Jews control Wall Street, Hollywood, and the US government is because of their astonishing brilliance. I recently needed to jump into a very long comment-thread to set some facts straight:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/sailer-on-semitism-by-jonathan-weisman/#comment-2314406

    Here’s the way to think about it. Neocon Robert Kagan was a leading foreign policy figure in the George W. Bush Administration. Then when Obama swept in to totally reverse all Bush’s failed policies, a leading figure ended up being Neocon Victoria Nuland…Kagan’s *wife*.

    Ha, ha, ha…

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    And although he’s some sort of psych professor, Peterson is so remarkably ignorant of IQ issues
     
    - Is he? Peterson publicly defends The Bell Curve, though, claiming he - unlike those who refute it as being wrong, has read it - read it even twice.
    , @FKA Max
    I left a comment for you on Mr. Sailer's blog on this comment of yours, which is still in moderation, but since my comment is rather lengthy and off-topic it might never see the light of day ;-)

    So, here the the most important excerpts: http://www.unz.com/isteve/nyt-meet-the-renegades-of-the-intellectual-dark-web/#comment-2323414

    FKA Max says:
    May 9, 2018 at 9:17 pm GMT • 400 Words
    @Ron Unz

    Vox Day featured your comment on his blog, Mr. Unz:

    Neoconnery 2.0

    Ron Unz reacts to The New York Times’s announcement of its list of approved Fake Opposition members. He is, to put it mildly, unimpressed.
    [...]
    The eyes, they roll. Even Jonah Goldberg, a card-carrying member of both NeverTrump and the previous Fake Opposition set, sees that this is nothing more than rehashed neoconnery:
     
    – http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/05/neoconnery-20.html
    [...]
    Maybe Vox Day‘s Youtube channel could also be added to the Unz Review video section? I think he has been posting almost daily/more regularly there, lately:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGJNdaSwFeP3pLd1MhN0dRg/videos
    [...]
    Thank you very much.
     
    , @Anon
    Ron, I’m cynical about Jordan Peterson too. Just shows great minds think alike.
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  34. @Ron Unz

    Has UR published any of these “dark” intellectuals? Obviously over my head .. I’ve never heard of most of these people.
     
    Ha, ha, ha... Offhand it looks like something from this week's forthcoming NYT Magazine, which I always prefer to read in hard-copy. But I glanced over it, and found it very, very amusing.

    I was at least somewhat familiar with most of the names, and basically all the "Renegade Intellectuals of the Dark Web" described seem like semi-establishment Neocons. It's a little like portraying Marco Rubio as a populist-insurgent Republican.

    The author, Bari Weiss, is some WSJ Neocon who recently moved over to the NYT, and she's presumably trying to rebrand some of her fellow Neocons as radical-rightists, thus giving them more appeal to the Daily Stormer crowd. Also, that way future conservative debates can include everyone from Neocon A to Neocon Z.

    As an example, one of the most prominent figures is some YouTube psychology celebrity named Jordan Peterson, who first came to my attention when David Brooks described him as perhaps the most important intellectual in America or something like that. I guess that makes Brooks a "renegade intellectual" himself.

    I think their "darkest" belief is that there might possibly exist *some* biological differences between men and women. Horrors! And although he's some sort of psych professor, Peterson is so remarkably ignorant of IQ issues that his recent thing is explaining that the reason Jews control Wall Street, Hollywood, and the US government is because of their astonishing brilliance. I recently needed to jump into a very long comment-thread to set some facts straight:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/sailer-on-semitism-by-jonathan-weisman/#comment-2314406

    Here's the way to think about it. Neocon Robert Kagan was a leading foreign policy figure in the George W. Bush Administration. Then when Obama swept in to totally reverse all Bush's failed policies, a leading figure ended up being Neocon Victoria Nuland...Kagan's *wife*.

    Ha, ha, ha...

    And although he’s some sort of psych professor, Peterson is so remarkably ignorant of IQ issues

    - Is he? Peterson publicly defends The Bell Curve, though, claiming he – unlike those who refute it as being wrong, has read it – read it even twice.

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    - Is he? Peterson publicly defends The Bell Curve, though, claiming he – unlike those who refute it as being wrong, has read it – read it even twice.
     
    Well, as I said, I'm only vaguely familiar with Peterson, but the main thing I recently heard about him is his repeated claim that high Jewish IQ explains the enormous over-representation of Jews in elite American institutions. This is so ludicrously incorrect it demonstrates he's never spent any time looking into the IQ issue. If you're interested, you might take a look at one of my recent comments on a different thread:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/nyt-meet-the-renegades-of-the-intellectual-dark-web/#comment-2322332

    Basically, the only way he could say something like that would be if he only very recently got interested in the subject, and has only a surface knowledge of the underlying complexities. My own very long Meritocracy analysis from a few years ago pretty much settled most of these matters.
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  35. Ron Unz says:
    @Dieter Kief

    And although he’s some sort of psych professor, Peterson is so remarkably ignorant of IQ issues
     
    - Is he? Peterson publicly defends The Bell Curve, though, claiming he - unlike those who refute it as being wrong, has read it - read it even twice.

    - Is he? Peterson publicly defends The Bell Curve, though, claiming he – unlike those who refute it as being wrong, has read it – read it even twice.

    Well, as I said, I’m only vaguely familiar with Peterson, but the main thing I recently heard about him is his repeated claim that high Jewish IQ explains the enormous over-representation of Jews in elite American institutions. This is so ludicrously incorrect it demonstrates he’s never spent any time looking into the IQ issue. If you’re interested, you might take a look at one of my recent comments on a different thread:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/nyt-meet-the-renegades-of-the-intellectual-dark-web/#comment-2322332

    Basically, the only way he could say something like that would be if he only very recently got interested in the subject, and has only a surface knowledge of the underlying complexities. My own very long Meritocracy analysis from a few years ago pretty much settled most of these matters.

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  36. Did you change anything? The problem is still happening, but in recent days at a much lower frequency. (Mind you, I’m visiting the site less, because I’m somewhat busier with my life & work, but the frequency has noticeably gone down.

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    Yes, I should have mentioned that I adjusted one of the lockout-parameters a day or two ago, which would tend to reduce the problem. Probably within another day or two, I'll further reduce it, which may solve your difficulties.
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  37. Ron Unz says:
    @reiner Tor
    Did you change anything? The problem is still happening, but in recent days at a much lower frequency. (Mind you, I'm visiting the site less, because I'm somewhat busier with my life & work, but the frequency has noticeably gone down.

    Yes, I should have mentioned that I adjusted one of the lockout-parameters a day or two ago, which would tend to reduce the problem. Probably within another day or two, I’ll further reduce it, which may solve your difficulties.

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    Thanks!
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  38. FKA Max says:

    I found a problem a while back and it is still occurring:

    it is probably commenter “Priss Factor” https://www.unz.com/comments/all/?commenterfilter=Priss+Factor
    [...]
    I tried to “Switch Ascending/Descending Order” on Priss’s archives and nothing shows up and I was directed to this link: https://www.unz.com/admin/caching/?CommentOrder=ASC

    When I tried it on my own comments archive, I was directed back to to the Unz Review home page via this link: http://www.unz.com/?CommentOrder=ASC

    http://www.unz.com/article/americas-cultural-revolution-the-obsession-with-self-esteem/#comment-2291304

    Thank you very much.

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  39. @Ron Unz
    Yes, I should have mentioned that I adjusted one of the lockout-parameters a day or two ago, which would tend to reduce the problem. Probably within another day or two, I'll further reduce it, which may solve your difficulties.

    Thanks!

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  40. FKA Max says:
    @Ron Unz

    Has UR published any of these “dark” intellectuals? Obviously over my head .. I’ve never heard of most of these people.
     
    Ha, ha, ha... Offhand it looks like something from this week's forthcoming NYT Magazine, which I always prefer to read in hard-copy. But I glanced over it, and found it very, very amusing.

    I was at least somewhat familiar with most of the names, and basically all the "Renegade Intellectuals of the Dark Web" described seem like semi-establishment Neocons. It's a little like portraying Marco Rubio as a populist-insurgent Republican.

    The author, Bari Weiss, is some WSJ Neocon who recently moved over to the NYT, and she's presumably trying to rebrand some of her fellow Neocons as radical-rightists, thus giving them more appeal to the Daily Stormer crowd. Also, that way future conservative debates can include everyone from Neocon A to Neocon Z.

    As an example, one of the most prominent figures is some YouTube psychology celebrity named Jordan Peterson, who first came to my attention when David Brooks described him as perhaps the most important intellectual in America or something like that. I guess that makes Brooks a "renegade intellectual" himself.

    I think their "darkest" belief is that there might possibly exist *some* biological differences between men and women. Horrors! And although he's some sort of psych professor, Peterson is so remarkably ignorant of IQ issues that his recent thing is explaining that the reason Jews control Wall Street, Hollywood, and the US government is because of their astonishing brilliance. I recently needed to jump into a very long comment-thread to set some facts straight:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/sailer-on-semitism-by-jonathan-weisman/#comment-2314406

    Here's the way to think about it. Neocon Robert Kagan was a leading foreign policy figure in the George W. Bush Administration. Then when Obama swept in to totally reverse all Bush's failed policies, a leading figure ended up being Neocon Victoria Nuland...Kagan's *wife*.

    Ha, ha, ha...

    I left a comment for you on Mr. Sailer’s blog on this comment of yours, which is still in moderation, but since my comment is rather lengthy and off-topic it might never see the light of day ;-)

    So, here the the most important excerpts: http://www.unz.com/isteve/nyt-meet-the-renegades-of-the-intellectual-dark-web/#comment-2323414

    FKA Max says:
    May 9, 2018 at 9:17 pm GMT • 400 Words

    Vox Day featured your comment on his blog, Mr. Unz:

    Neoconnery 2.0

    Ron Unz reacts to The New York Times’s announcement of its list of approved Fake Opposition members. He is, to put it mildly, unimpressed.
    [...]
    The eyes, they roll. Even Jonah Goldberg, a card-carrying member of both NeverTrump and the previous Fake Opposition set, sees that this is nothing more than rehashed neoconnery:

    http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/05/neoconnery-20.html
    [...]
    Maybe Vox Day‘s Youtube channel could also be added to the Unz Review video section? I think he has been posting almost daily/more regularly there, lately:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGJNdaSwFeP3pLd1MhN0dRg/videos

    [...]
    Thank you very much.

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  41. FKA Max says:

    The formatting for the Unz Review video section (just the home/front page seems to be affected) http://www.unz.com/video/ seems to be messed up.

    The sidebar is missing on the right and moved to the bottom of the page.

    Thank you very much.

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  42. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    Has UR published any of these “dark” intellectuals? Obviously over my head .. I’ve never heard of most of these people.
     
    Ha, ha, ha... Offhand it looks like something from this week's forthcoming NYT Magazine, which I always prefer to read in hard-copy. But I glanced over it, and found it very, very amusing.

    I was at least somewhat familiar with most of the names, and basically all the "Renegade Intellectuals of the Dark Web" described seem like semi-establishment Neocons. It's a little like portraying Marco Rubio as a populist-insurgent Republican.

    The author, Bari Weiss, is some WSJ Neocon who recently moved over to the NYT, and she's presumably trying to rebrand some of her fellow Neocons as radical-rightists, thus giving them more appeal to the Daily Stormer crowd. Also, that way future conservative debates can include everyone from Neocon A to Neocon Z.

    As an example, one of the most prominent figures is some YouTube psychology celebrity named Jordan Peterson, who first came to my attention when David Brooks described him as perhaps the most important intellectual in America or something like that. I guess that makes Brooks a "renegade intellectual" himself.

    I think their "darkest" belief is that there might possibly exist *some* biological differences between men and women. Horrors! And although he's some sort of psych professor, Peterson is so remarkably ignorant of IQ issues that his recent thing is explaining that the reason Jews control Wall Street, Hollywood, and the US government is because of their astonishing brilliance. I recently needed to jump into a very long comment-thread to set some facts straight:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/sailer-on-semitism-by-jonathan-weisman/#comment-2314406

    Here's the way to think about it. Neocon Robert Kagan was a leading foreign policy figure in the George W. Bush Administration. Then when Obama swept in to totally reverse all Bush's failed policies, a leading figure ended up being Neocon Victoria Nuland...Kagan's *wife*.

    Ha, ha, ha...

    Ron, I’m cynical about Jordan Peterson too. Just shows great minds think alike.

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  43. The problem seems to be basically gone now.

    Thanks!

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  44. m___ says:
    @Ron Unz

    But the RSS for individual commenters has stopped working.
     
    Yes, I disabled that feature since I assumed very few people were using it, and it sometimes put a considerable load on the system.

    But if people want, I can reactivate it.

    Please do, also rss per individual article minus or plus it’s comments. Searching and finding is all of the difference between a blob and workable data. Load should be remedied by tweaking the cache code into indexing. Recoll and Xapian are open source.

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  45. Anon[198] • Disclaimer says:

    Search is broken as of today.

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    ... and now it's fixed. Thanks!
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    @Anon
    Search is broken as of today.

    … and now it’s fixed. Thanks!

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