One of the great things about NYT columnist Paul Krugman is that for a (quasi-)Nobel Laureate, he's not very sophisticated. Outside of his brainy technical specialties, he's mostly a KISS fan from Long Island. Krugman is kind of the Donald Trump of the Democrats the way Trump is an Elton John fan from Queens. Thus:... Read More
Americans have been growing in awareness of the utility of the Turkish term "deep state." Over the years, I've proposed a number of other useful terms such as "peak state:" that the single most likely leader of the deep state is the public ruler himself. Another useful phrase might be the "soft state" to denote... Read More
Reactionary French novelist Michelle Houellebecq's 2015 bestseller Submission about a 2022 French election in which the establishment parties rally behind a suave Obama-meets-Erdogan Muslim candidate who leads France's (as of yet nonexistent) Muslim Brotherhood party to head off the disaster of a National Front victory was criticized for its unrealistically short time frame, a contention... Read More
From Reductress, a feministized women's magazine: 7 Beach Reads That Just Happen To Be The Books Jack Liked On Facebook Issue 28.5 - Living - Jul 29, 2016 By: Jessye McGarry There’s nothing better than sitting on a beach with the sand between your toes, a cocktail in your hand, and a great book in... Read More
As we've seen from recent murder statistics, BLM activism closely correlates with subsequent increases in the number of homicides. Never mind the dead bodies, however, because the Southern Poverty Law Center is here to define from first principles how BLM can't be a hate group despite all the murders that happen in its wake: Black... Read More
I recently congratulated Chancellor Merkel on Germany having gone a full 36 hours without furious Muslims trying to kill anybody. But now from The Express: German doctor's horror as patient screaming 'Allahu Akbar' threatened to behead him A GERMAN doctor feared he was moments from death after a man went berserk in a hospital screaming... Read More
As I pointed out in VDARE five years ago, Israel's Jews, with the backing of Israel's government and media, have largely won the battle of the cradle against the Palestinians. From the NYT op-ed page: Israel’s Looming Demographic Crisis By ALON TAL JULY 25, 2016 TEL AVIV — On Israel’s Independence Day this year, newspaper... Read More
We often hear that science has proved that race does not exist. But I alway ask, Don't the same arguments about blurry boundaries and the like also apply to the proposition that species does not exist? Then I cite confusing cases regarding species that have big money implications under the Endangered Species Act. Are dogs,... Read More
From the New York Times: The Opinion Pages | OP-ED COLUMNIST Incandescent With Rage Charles M. Blow JULY 27, 2016 No one need ask me anymore about how to heal the racial divide in America. No one need inquire about the path forward beyond racial strife. You will not be put at ease by my... Read More
Dr. Sidney Schaefer: These guns. Karate. Why? Wynn Quantrill: The right wing extremists. Disarm them and us liberals will disarm. This segment from the 1967 spy satire The President's Analyst is pretty much what life in the Entertainment Industry Suburbs of Los Angeles has been like since the Watts Riots of 1965: guns, martial arts... Read More
From UPI, April 1 [no joke], 2006: Bloomberg: Illegal immigrants help golfers NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says golf fairways would suffer if illegal immigrants were returned to their native country. "You and I are beneficiaries of these jobs," Bloomberg told his WABC-AM radio co-host, John Gambling. "You and... Read More
The NYT is in a tizzy: Here's the a massive pattern of the press taking Trump's statements out of context, going back to the Mexican=rapists media folk tale about his campaign announcement speech. By the way, I've been pointing out for a long time that if you are looking for the foreign political leader whom... Read More
This graph by Ritchie King of Quartz Magazine illustrates what happened to the number of murders in New York City the last time progressives took over the criminal justice system. From my new column in Taki's Magazine: The Left Goes Ballistic by Steve Sailer July 27, 2016 At a ceremony for some of the various... Read More
A few days ago I tweeted: And, sure enough, from The Independent today: How Angela Merkel’s open-door immigration policy protects Germany from terrorism in the long-run All three asylum seekers who carried out attacks this week had entered Germany long before the Chancellor announced her immigration policy last year ROBERT VERKAIK 14 hours ago 311... Read More
From The Forward: We Still Don’t Know Who Killed Seth Rich 10 Days Later by Ari Feldman July 19, 2016 Ten days after the murder of promising Democratic staffer Seth Rich, the Washington D.C. slaying remains unsolved and police say they have no suspects in the crime. Rich, a Jewish data analyst for the Democratic... Read More
As of 2008, Bill Clinton had made $29.6 million in advances and royalties for his 1008 page autobiography (and miscellaneous quasi-books). Yet, I could barely finish reading his memoir's opening sentence, with its 11 prepositional phrases: "Early on the morning of August 19, 1946, I was born under a clear sky after a violent summer... Read More
... of helping your hubby (George Wallace then, Bill Clinton now) when he gets term-limited out of office. Here's an old Radley Balko tweet: Clinton speech was on as I was eating breakfast in Tbilisi this morning. Waitress asked, "The sex man will be your president again?"
From The Sun: CHURCH HOSTAGE HORROR Elderly priest ‘beheaded’ by two knife attackers who take nuns and ‘several’ worshippers prisoners before being shot dead in French church Local media claims Father Jacques Hamel, 86, was brutally murdered by two 'suspected terror attackers' BY MARK HODGE 26th July 2016, 9:56 am A PRIEST has reportedly been... Read More
From the NYT last week: Of course, it’s also possible that Mr. Trump will not get a convention bounce at all, reflecting perhaps the most disorganized, unpredictable and bizarre convention in decades. From CNN today: Donald Trump bounces into the lead By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director Updated 6:50 PM ET, Mon July 25, 2016... Read More
There's a big new study of average heights around the world over the last century: A century of trends in adult human height Published July 26, 2016 Cite as eLife 2016;5:e13410 Abstract Being taller is associated with enhanced longevity, and higher education and earnings. We reanalysed 1472 population-based studies, with measurement of height on more... Read More
From the New York Times: Jokeless in Philadelphia By Frank Bruni PHILADELPHIA — There’s a group of people possibly more nervous than the speakers slated to address an arena of thousands — and a television audience of millions — at the Democratic National Convention. The comedians who have to make fun of it. The Republican... Read More
From her obituary in the New York Times: Marni Nixon, the American cinema’s most unsung singer, died on Sunday in New York. She was 86. ... Classically trained, Ms. Nixon was throughout the 1950s and ’60s the unseen — and usually uncredited — singing voice of the stars in a spate of celebrated Hollywood films.... Read More
A couple of commentators on Turkish affairs now lean toward the Gulen Cult of the Poconos really being behind the coup fiasco in Turkey. One analyst is Harvard economist Dani Rodrik, who came to dislike the Gulenists while he was investigating the show trial of his father-in-law, an old-fashioned Kemalist general. Much of the testimony... Read More
From the BBC: Germany blast: Syrian migrant 'behind Ansbach explosion' A failed asylum seeker from Syria is believed to have killed himself and injured 12 other people after setting off a bomb outside an open-air music festival in the German city of Ansbach. Bavaria's interior minister said the 27-year-old man detonated his device after being... Read More
From The Independent: German machete attack: Syrian refugee kills woman and injures two others in city of Reutlingen Man has been arrested by police following assault outside fast food restaurant in Reutlingen Caroline Mortimer @cjmortimer 6 hours ago962 comments ... The unnamed victim is believed to be a Polish woman who worked at the restaurant... Read More
I haven't actually seen anything this good in the Democratic National Committee hacked emails yet. But hopefully there will be something juicier in the future. My theory is that Putin is sick of Olympics-related tricks, so he's gone proactive ahead of Rio: - Back during the 2008 Summer Olympics, America's ally Georgia launched a tank... Read More
From the Los Angeles Times: Be nice to Hillary Clinton online — or risk a confrontation with her super PAC By Evan Halper When the Internet’s legions of Hillary hecklers steal away to chat rooms and Facebook pages to vent grievances about Clinton, express revulsion toward Clinton and launch attacks on Clinton, they now may... Read More
From Salon: In my genes: Adventures in DNA testing What genetic secrets hide beneath a "white bread" appearance? DAVID UPDIKE SATURDAY, JUL 23, 2016 04:30 PM PDT ... And as with most liberal types, I harbor a secret “wanna be” desire to be something more, or other, than I appear — a white, late-middle-aged male,... Read More
Commenter candid_observer notes: I think the deep problem Trump faces is in finding staffers who are both experienced and aligned with his views. For reasons ever to be mysterious in the future, the notion that America is for Americans has become anathema not only on the left, but across the vast proportion of the right;... Read More
from RealClearPolitics: [Tapper:] "But first, I want to say --You think people in Ferguson, Missouri, would like that speech?" [Miller:] "I think anybody who with has suffered the debilitating impacts of crime and chaos in their lives, the failing schools, the effects of open borders, the effects of these terrible tax, trade and regulatory policies,... Read More
From the New York Times: For Trump, an America That Is Not a Nation of Nations By JULIA PRESTON JULY 22, 2016 With all the political orthodoxy that Donald J. Trump tore up in his convention speech on Thursday night, he set aside a core tenet of the American narrative on immigration: that the United... Read More
From the New York Times: Will Fear Strike Out? Paul Krugman JULY 22, 2016 10:53 AM If you want to feel good about the state of America, you could do a lot worse than what I did this morning: take a run in Riverside Park. There are people of all ages, and, yes, all races... Read More
It's hard to remember all the media manias that have come and gone in attempts to derail the Trump candidacy. For example, the Great Six-Pointed Star Crisis of early July 2016 is already largely forgotten. It's hard to remember now after so much leftist violence, but one of the biggest coordinated press campaigns back in... Read More
From the WSJ yesterday: The Speechwriter Behind Donald Trump’s Republican Convention Address Stephen Miller, 30 years old, says he feels connected to the candidate’s words By MICHELLE HACKMAN July 21, 2016 5:30 a.m. ET Donald Trump is set to deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican nomination Thursday night in Cleveland. Behind his words will... Read More
Here's a graph going around to show you that there's nothing to worry about in the big spike in urban homicides since Ferguson: look, the murder rate is down compared to the Carter Administration! For example, Democratic-connected journalist-financier Steven Rattner tweets: But take a look at the single most dominant notable feature of the graph:... Read More
From the Miami Herald: BY ALEX HARRIS, DAVID OVALLE AND CHARLES RABIN email@example.com The North Miami police officer who shot an unarmed, black mental health worker caring for a patient actually took aim at the autistic man next to him, but missed, the head of the police union said Thursday. It was a stunning admission... Read More
From the Washington Post: More people were murdered last year than in 2014, and no one’s sure why By Max Ehrenfreund and Denise Lu Jan. 27, 2016 The number of homicides in the country’s 50 largest cities rose nearly 17 percent last year, the greatest increase in lethal violence in a quarter century. A Wonkblog... Read More
From the St. Paul [Minnesota] Pioneer Press: Big parks must do more to attract Latinos, blacks, Asians, Met Council says By FREDERICK MELO | firstname.lastname@example.org PUBLISHED: July 19, 2016 at 4:17 pm | UPDATED: July 20, 2016 at 1:27 pm Asked what safety concerns kept them from visiting the metro’s regional parks, focus groups of... Read More
From MarketWatch: Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder joining Airbnb to fight discrimination Published: July 20, 2016 2:08 p.m. ET By Caitlin Huston Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is joining Airbnb, the home rental company, to come up with an anti-discrimination policy for the platform, the company said Wednesday. Holder said he hopes to... Read More
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The IRS has issued instructions regarding Bitcoins. I’m having Coinbase immediately turn all Bitcoins I receive into U.S. dollars and deposit them in my bank account. At the end of the year, Coinbase will presumably send me a 1099 form for filing my taxes.
Payments are not tax deductible.
Below are links to two Coinbase pages of mine. This first is if you want to enter a U.S. dollar-denominated amount to pay me.
Fifth: if you have a Wells Fargo bank account, you can transfer money to me (with no fees) via Wells Fargo SurePay. Just tell WF SurePay to send the money to my ancient AOL email address steveslrAT aol.com — replace the AT with the usual @). (Non-tax deductible.) There is no 2.9% fee like with PayPal or Google Wallet, so this is good for large contributions.
Sixth: if you have a Chase bank account (or even other bank accounts), you can transfer money to me (with no fees) via Chase QuickPay (FAQ). Just tell Chase QuickPay to send the money to my ancient AOL email address (steveslrATaol.com — replace the AT with the usual @). If Chase asks for the name on my account, it’s StevenSailer with an n at the end of Steven. (Non-tax deductible.) There is no 2.9% fee like with PayPal or Google Wallet, so this is good for large contributions.
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Here’s the Google Wallet FAQ. From it: “You will need to have (or sign up for) Google Wallet to send or receive money. If you have ever purchased anything on Google Play, then you most likely already have a Google Wallet. If you do not yet have a Google Wallet, don’t worry, the process is simple: go to wallet.google.com and follow the steps.” You probably already have a Google ID and password, which Google Wallet uses, so signing up Wallet is pretty painless.
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Google Wallet works from both a website and a smartphone app (Android and iPhone — the Google Wallet app is currently available only in the U.S., but the Google Wallet website can be used in 160 countries).
Or, once you sign up with Google Wallet, you can simply send money via credit card, bank transfer, or Wallet Balance as an attachment from Google’s free Gmail email service. Here’s how to do it.