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    She clearly wants this country to be like Star Trek.

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  • Why have there seemingly been more suicide killers in recent decades? Perhaps the Jihadis think they'll go to heaven for killing infidels and the ex-Christians don't fear going to hell anymore. (Here's a 2012 Taki's column I wrote on the subject.)
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    Are the sounds on the videos the cracks or the bangs (or both) of the bullets?
     
    With the videos it's difficult to tell, because there would also be echos, from hard surfaces/ sides of buildings. In one of the videos I did hear a couple of ricochets.

    There is definitely a crack-thump thing with rifle/ intermediate (AR) rounds, this difference between the crack - the sound of the supersonic bullet passing over, and the thump - the sound of the discharge which propelled the bullet out the barrel, is used by infantrymen to estimate the range of the shooter.

    A 5.56 mm 62 grain AR bullet leaves the barrel at a bit over 3,000 feet per second, which is a bit under 3 times the speed of sound (about 1,100 feet per second). AR bullets slow down fairly rapidly and take roughly half a second to travel 300 meters. The sound of the discharge, the rifle being fired, will take roughly a second to reach that distance. So being shot at, if you are NOT hit you will hear a crack - the supersonic sound generated by the bullet as it passes you, before the sound of the shot itself, which will reach you and sound like a thump, about half a second later. When there is automatic fire these sounds run into each other, and on top of this, in an urban environment with tall buildings, you get echos.

    Troops are taught and learn to listen for the thumps - the sound of the discharge - to determine from which direction the shot came. At night the muzzle flashes would have been extremely obvious from the 32nd floor. But you have to have your head up, and to do anything useful, you'd have to be toting a rifle, and have the amount of fortitude few understand. It seems this didn't happen.

    The crack- thump and echos in an echo generating urban environment make it sound like multiple shooters firing at the same time; perhaps accounting for some of the accounts of multiple shooters and being responsible for the start of some of the conspiracy theories amongst the ignorant and suggestible.

    Very informative comment. Thank you.

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  • From Newsweek: WHITE MEN HAVE COMMITTED MORE MASS SHOOTINGS THAN ANY OTHER GROUP BY JOHN HALTIWANGER ON 10/2/17 AT 11:39 AM The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was shocking in its scale — but it wasn't a surprise that it was committed by a white male. Statistics show that since 1982, the majority of...
  • “There’s a feeling of entitlement that white men have that black men don’t,” criminologist James Alan Fox told The Washington Post in 2012. “They often complain that their job was taken by blacks or Mexicans or Jews. They feel that a well-paid job is their birthright. It’s a blow to their psyche when they lose that. . . . If you’re a member of a group that hasn’t historically experienced unemployment, there’s a far greater stigma to [losing a job] than those who have.”

    Not mentioned there is that straight, able-bodied white men who are pissed because they got fired can’t take their revenge in the peaceable, lawful form of an EEOC complaint and lawsuit.

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    “There’s a feeling of entitlement that white men have that black men don’t,” criminologist James Alan Fox told The Washington Post in 2012. “They often complain that their job was taken by blacks or Mexicans or Jews. They feel that a well-paid job is their birthright. It’s a blow to their psyche when they lose that. . . . If you’re a member of a group that hasn’t historically experienced unemployment, there’s a far greater stigma to [losing a job] than those who have.”
     
    Not mentioned there is that straight, able-bodied white men who are pissed because they got fired can’t take their revenge in the peaceable, lawful form of an EEOC complaint and lawsuit.
     
    Not mentioned there is that it's been official government policy for decades to give these jobs, government contracts and below market interest loans to blacks and Mexicans, and it was largely the idea of Jews.
    , @bomag

    “There’s a feeling of entitlement that white men have that black men don’t,” criminologist James Alan Fox told The Washington Post in 2012.
     
    Sounds like something made up to fit the narrative. I see the opposite: non-whites lecturing constantly about how everything belongs to them and white men have to go away; white men passively accepting this and going quietly into the dark night.
    , @Antlitz Grollheim
    lol yea black men don't feel entitled to working hard to pay for a bunch of ingrate savages
    , @AndrewR
    Does this guy honestly think that blacks "don't have a feeling of entitlement"??? Blacks on average have a MUCH higher sense of entitlement than whites.
    , @1661er

    Not mentioned there is that straight, able-bodied white men who are pissed because they got fired can’t take their revenge in the peaceable, lawful form of an EEOC complaint and lawsuit.
     
    Remember there were some news reporting about Social Security Administration was ordering large quantity of hallow point bullets?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/11/AR2011011107040.html

    One group of workers for whom threats are an increasing problem are Social Security employees, especially the agency's administrative law judges.
     
    They are also very concerned about people who may or may not be able-bodied. Since SSDI had became the default safety net early-retirement for so many people.
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  • Such as whites making up a sizable majority of males on average over the time period since 1982?

    Yes. At a minimum, the figures should be weighted according to number of people in each group.

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    Rule 16 of activist journalism:
    Normalize statistics only when the result suits your agenda.
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  • Why have there seemingly been more suicide killers in recent decades? Perhaps the Jihadis think they'll go to heaven for killing infidels and the ex-Christians don't fear going to hell anymore. (Here's a 2012 Taki's column I wrote on the subject.)
  • @Jack D
    What do you call a crack or a bang? If bang is the bullet hitting its target this is usually not very loud unless it happens to be something resonant.

    A rifle round makes two noises.The first is the pressure wave that is released when the charge emerges from the muzzle - this is why blanks still make a noise The second is the sonic boom of the bullet breaking the sound barrier. "Silencers" only work on the 1st noise. And in an urban area there are all sorts of echoes too.

    What do you call a crack or a bang? If bang is the bullet hitting its target this is usually not very loud unless it happens to be something resonant.

    A rifle round makes two noises.The first is the pressure wave that is released when the charge emerges from the muzzle – this is why blanks still make a noise The second is the sonic boom of the bullet breaking the sound barrier. “Silencers” only work on the 1st noise. And in an urban area there are all sorts of echoes too.

    Thanks. Could someone hear the pressure wave from as far away as the concert-goers were from the shooter (under the conditions when and where this occurred)? Or are the gun-shot sounds on the videos just the sonic booms?

    (I’m not working up any kind of conspiracy theory with this. I’m just curious.)

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  • @Jack D
    No machine guns, no tripods. Bipod mounted AR-15 with 100 round magazines and bump stock - all readily available. Yes you can hear it that far because everyone did.

    Are the sounds on the videos the cracks or the bangs (or both) of the bullets?

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    What do you call a crack or a bang? If bang is the bullet hitting its target this is usually not very loud unless it happens to be something resonant.

    A rifle round makes two noises.The first is the pressure wave that is released when the charge emerges from the muzzle - this is why blanks still make a noise The second is the sonic boom of the bullet breaking the sound barrier. "Silencers" only work on the 1st noise. And in an urban area there are all sorts of echoes too.
    , @NickG

    Are the sounds on the videos the cracks or the bangs (or both) of the bullets?
     
    With the videos it's difficult to tell, because there would also be echos, from hard surfaces/ sides of buildings. In one of the videos I did hear a couple of ricochets.

    There is definitely a crack-thump thing with rifle/ intermediate (AR) rounds, this difference between the crack - the sound of the supersonic bullet passing over, and the thump - the sound of the discharge which propelled the bullet out the barrel, is used by infantrymen to estimate the range of the shooter.

    A 5.56 mm 62 grain AR bullet leaves the barrel at a bit over 3,000 feet per second, which is a bit under 3 times the speed of sound (about 1,100 feet per second). AR bullets slow down fairly rapidly and take roughly half a second to travel 300 meters. The sound of the discharge, the rifle being fired, will take roughly a second to reach that distance. So being shot at, if you are NOT hit you will hear a crack - the supersonic sound generated by the bullet as it passes you, before the sound of the shot itself, which will reach you and sound like a thump, about half a second later. When there is automatic fire these sounds run into each other, and on top of this, in an urban environment with tall buildings, you get echos.

    Troops are taught and learn to listen for the thumps - the sound of the discharge - to determine from which direction the shot came. At night the muzzle flashes would have been extremely obvious from the 32nd floor. But you have to have your head up, and to do anything useful, you'd have to be toting a rifle, and have the amount of fortitude few understand. It seems this didn't happen.

    The crack- thump and echos in an echo generating urban environment make it sound like multiple shooters firing at the same time; perhaps accounting for some of the accounts of multiple shooters and being responsible for the start of some of the conspiracy theories amongst the ignorant and suggestible.

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  • @tamako
    She looks like a Filipina to me, and it is rather likely that she is one of those typical middle-class ones (likely a Tagalog with some foreign blood) who managed to snag a rich American by chance.

    I don't really get it, either. She doesn't look like the type who'd end up in some balik-Islam ([return to] Islam) movement. I find it suspicious that she winds up in Tokyo after the shooting - so that lends credence to this being planned out by the perpetrator.
    Unless she's one of those "wring all the money out and dump him" women, I don't really see her (given the information I have so far) being more than a secondary cause or accomplice in the shooting.

    In any case, I still find it hard to believe the narrative on this event. If only there was some CCTV footage of the hallway outside the room...

    Has there been any confirmation of the story (stories?) from a bystander (bystanders?) about a woman in the crowd toward the start of the concert, supposedly yelling at people that they were all going to die?

    It sounds like the kind of mistaken memory a traumatized person might have, but you never know….

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    There may have been such a person but a stopped clock is right twice a day. I'm sure they will try to find that person (if she exists) but she will turn out to be just a random nutjob unrelated to the shooter.
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  • @27 year old
    Multiple shooter/Paddock was just a dead body theories are bullshit flat out.

    The cops had his location within about 15 minutes and they had a 4 man team outside the door within about 20. A hotel security guard engaged the door before that even, and was shot in the leg. Shooting continued for over an hour, with police camped outside the door. Nobody else came out of the suite, unless they left within the first few minutes but then in that case who was still shooting?

    The only "conspiracy theory" has to do with his motivations being covered up. It's totally believable that one high agency White man could pull this off himself, given he was willing to lose his own life. The only thing that's not believable about the story is that he did all this for no reason other than wanting to kill.

    Paddock was an anti-Trump, anti-White boomer nut, exactly like the scalise shooter except much more competent. He consumed anti-White media for 50 years and guess what he took it seriously. His profile, financially successful but no family life, a nonWhite girlfriend, no hobbies other than gambling, the fact that he has allegedly been found in videos at anti-Trump rallies wearing a pussy hat, plus the targeting of White America -- country music ... It points to Trump derangement. The loud and consistent narrative from the media that there is no political motivation is all the confirmation we need that there is definitely a political motivation.

    His profile, financially successful but no family life, a nonWhite girlfriend, no hobbies other than gambling, the fact that he has allegedly been found in videos at anti-Trump rallies wearing a pussy hat, plus the targeting of White America — country music …

    I’ve been wondering about the girlfriend. From the photos of her I’ve seen, she looks mixed black and white. But the news stories say she’s Asian.

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    I’ve been wondering about the girlfriend. From the photos of her I’ve seen, she looks mixed black and white.

     

    She has a very typical Filipina look; no mysteries there. She seems to have been a bigamist, and perhaps something of a scammer herself, and now suddenly after being almost immediately let off the hook, she's a 'person of interest' again.

    Her maiden name is reported as being 'Natividad', which obviously points away from any Muslim background.

    It's certainly interesting that Paddock wired $100K to an account in the Philippines, but our favorite razor suggests he was simply giving his girlfriend some money to live on when he knew he'd be dead soon.
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  • Any experts here care to comment on Hillary’s idiotic tweet–”Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get”?

    I’m not experienced with guns, and even I saw the stupidity there.

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    Any experts here care to comment on Hillary’s idiotic tweet–”Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get”?
     
    Actually, she does have a point, although she probably doesn't know why. Silencers make it harder to locate the location the shooter is at. That's one reason why hunters want them (another being to preserve their hearing). None-the-less, I am all for liberalizing the laws that suppress suppressors. I am generally opposed to any gun restrictions.
    , @Jack D
    The full tweet was even stupider:

    The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots.

    Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.
     
    Putting aside that suppressors (there is no such thing as a silencer except in the movies) are useless on automatics because they tend to melt from the heat, the crowd did NOT flee because there was nowhere to flee to - they were locked inside a fenced-in cattle pen with nowhere to go. At first the crowd assumed the sound was firecrackers and they didn't realize it was gunshots until they saw victims going down. Even in the best circumstances it would have taken many minutes to evacuate a crowd of that size. Even if the guy had phoned in a 10 minute warning in order to be sporting, it wouldn't have helped.

    In other words, Hillary is clueless as usual. The woman is just not that bright.
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  • Genuflecting is in the news—football players, mainly black ones, “taking a knee” during pre-game playing of the National Anthem. The most recent example, from this Sunday: teams kneeling before the anthem, and being booed anyway–NFL fans booed players for kneeling before national anthem and standing for it | NFL players tried to show support for...
  • one very striking thing about that scene was the deep, hungry yearning among most white Americans to think well of blacks.

    We have to think well of them. We bought their citizenship with 620,000 white lives. It’s like paying hundreds of dollars to hear a musician who actually gave a lousy performance. Who has the guts to admit that it was a waste of money?

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  • Since we haven't been hearing from any women in politics lately, from the front page of NYTimes.com: For example, we haven't heard from Hillary Clinton's voice in a few minutes. I typed "female legislators" into Google and the first thing that came up was: So the average statehouse has 36.6 female legislators. Is that "few?"...
  • @Dissident
    I wonder how the following would fit-in with that. A "female-to-male transgender [sic]" who attempted to unseat a(n actual) woman incumbent in a local primary race that was just held on the infamous Upper West Side of Manhattan:
    https://www.westsiderag.com/2017/09/12/rosenthal-levine-cruise-to-victory-in-primaries

    "Trans" candidate was Mel Wymore. Note the photo of "him". Then note the comments by "Margaret":
    https://www.westsiderag.com/2017/09/12/rosenthal-levine-cruise-to-victory-in-primaries#comment-354964


    Others could see this differently, but for me as a woman, I personally bristled at Mel stepping up to primary a woman incumbent serving on the city council.
     

    I would’ve supported Helen anyway because I think she does a great job, but it did bug me to watch Wymore primary her, and gender was part of it for me.

    On the other hand I can’t speak to the transgender angle and I admire Wymore’s trailblazing candidacy.
     

    “I would’ve supported Helen anyway because I think she does a great job, but it did bug me to watch Wymore primary her, and gender was part of it for me.

    “On the other hand I can’t speak to the transgender angle and I admire Wymore’s trailblazing candidacy.”

    I can smell the commenter’s circuits burning from here.

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  • DACA, DACA, DACA. Now, when I see or hear that acronym DACA, I just start to seethe. DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] should have been scotched with a forked stick, like a snake on your patio, eight months ago, as Donald Trump promised would be done. Instead we’re stuck with the damn thing apparently...
  • @jacques sheete

    Fiat justitia ruat cælum.Enforce the damn law, somebody.
     
    When did "the law" ever have anything to do with justice?

    Is that something new? When did it happen?

    What a novel concept, we should try it sometime.

    When did “the law” ever have anything to do with justice?

    Good question. The force of “fiat justitia ruat caelum” is actually anti- or extra- (man-made) law — one should do justice (or obey “divine law,” if you’re not the Derb) (jus), regardless of what “the law” (lex) might require.

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  • Introduction In the last few months, several competing political, economic and military sectors - linked to distinct ideological and ethnic groups - have clearly emerged at the centers of power. We can identify some of the key competing and interlocking directorates of the power elite: 1. Free marketers, with the ubiquitous presence of the ‘Israel...
  • @Tradecraft46
    Trump is a weakling. He developed a message, but he is p-whipped and he caved to his daughter, and her scum husband. I think he had no intention of committing to anything, but rather made 'hamster noises' to get elected.

    He lied and will be finished soon.

    Trump is a weakling. He developed a message, but he is p-whipped and he caved to his daughter, and her scum husband. I think he had no intention of committing to anything, but rather made ‘hamster noises’ to get elected.

    He lied and will be finished soon.

    Pretty much, although (as if it matters) I’m still on the fence about whether Trump never intended to keep his promises or thought he would keep them at the time he made them. Either way, he evidently lacks the strong core of principles that would be needed to enable him to follow through on a program that most of the people around him oppose.

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    For the life of me, I don't understand why anyone would put any degree of trust in anyone who aspires to power.

    Trump, at his age, should know better. (Hillary is too goofy to know any better at any age.) The art of the deal appears similar to the art of politics, and both seem mainly to consist in the art of seduction. All true post pubertal males should know that from first hand attempts if not experience.

    Although I'm no biblical scholar in any sense of the words, I must say that both the OT and the NT are chock full of good stuff about such characters.

    Here are a few.:

    Proverbs 23:1, 3 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what [is] before thee: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.
     

    Hosea 10: 3 Then they will say, “We have no king because we did not revere the Lord. But even if we had a king, what could he do for us?” 4 They make many promises, take false oaths and make agreements; therefore lawsuits spring up like poisonous weeds in a plowed field.
     

    Sirach 8
    Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

    8 Strive not with a powerful man, lest thou fall into his hands.
    2 Contend not with a rich man, lest he bring an action against thee.
    3 For gold and silver hath destroyed many, and hath reached even to the heart of kings, and perverted them.
    4 Strive not with a man that is full of tongue, and heap not wood upon his fire.
     

    Sir.13
    [4] A rich man will exploit you if you can be of use to him,
    but if you are in need he will forsake you.
    [5] If you own something, he will live with you;
    he will drain your resources and he will not care.
    [6] When he needs you he will deceive you,
    he will smile at you and give you hope.
    He will speak to you kindly and say, "What do you need?"
     
    Although I do maintain some doubts about the author of this, he is correct here.:

    1 Corinthians 7:23: You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men

     

    , @Kevin C.

    Pretty much, although (as if it matters) I’m still on the fence about whether Trump never intended to keep his promises or thought he would keep them at the time he made them.
     
    I, for one, think he did.

    Either way, he evidently lacks the strong core of principles that would be needed to enable him to follow through on a program that most of the people around him oppose.
     
    An alternate-Trump who had "the strong core of principles" you speak of would be no more able to "follow through" than the real one. It's not that he's unwilling to implement the program against "the people around him" who oppose it, it's that he's unable, as any other president would be, because he lacks the power to overcome that opposition, because "those who oppose them" are, in reality (regardless of what it says in the Constitution or your civics textbooks), more powerful than the president. After all, presidents come and go, but the bureaucrats whose job it is to actually implement and enforce things — and who, in practice, decide which presidential or congressional orders are "obeyed" and which ones somehow never manifest into reality — remain term after term, nigh-impossible to fire and utterly immune to the votes of the electorate.
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  • Since we haven't been hearing from any women in politics lately, from the front page of NYTimes.com: For example, we haven't heard from Hillary Clinton's voice in a few minutes. I typed "female legislators" into Google and the first thing that came up was: So the average statehouse has 36.6 female legislators. Is that "few?"...
  • They seem to have conclusively lost the battle when it was essentially taken over by fat lesbians who wanted genderless, effectively male designation to everything. So feminism is now defined by trigglypuffs.

    The lesbian version of this that I’ve heard is that gay men are using male-to-female non-op transgenders as the cat’s paw to enable biological men to take control of “women’s” groups and issues.

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    I wonder how the following would fit-in with that. A "female-to-male transgender [sic]" who attempted to unseat a(n actual) woman incumbent in a local primary race that was just held on the infamous Upper West Side of Manhattan:
    https://www.westsiderag.com/2017/09/12/rosenthal-levine-cruise-to-victory-in-primaries

    "Trans" candidate was Mel Wymore. Note the photo of "him". Then note the comments by "Margaret":
    https://www.westsiderag.com/2017/09/12/rosenthal-levine-cruise-to-victory-in-primaries#comment-354964


    Others could see this differently, but for me as a woman, I personally bristled at Mel stepping up to primary a woman incumbent serving on the city council.
     

    I would’ve supported Helen anyway because I think she does a great job, but it did bug me to watch Wymore primary her, and gender was part of it for me.

    On the other hand I can’t speak to the transgender angle and I admire Wymore’s trailblazing candidacy.
     

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  • From Fox News: No Wall and Trump is toast in 2020. Back in 2011, Ann Coulter pointed out how Schumer cost
  • @dr kill
    I hate to say it, but if he's smart, he lets the RINO GOP congressman twist in the wind in 18 and gets the wall really going just in time for the 2020 presidential race. Is he that smart? Intelligent people may disagree.

    I hate to say it, but if he’s smart, he lets the RINO GOP congressman twist in the wind in 18 and gets the wall really going just in time for the 2020 presidential race. Is he that smart? Intelligent people may disagree.

    We have no choice but to wait and see.

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  • Since we haven't been hearing from any women in politics lately, from the front page of NYTimes.com: For example, we haven't heard from Hillary Clinton's voice in a few minutes. I typed "female legislators" into Google and the first thing that came up was: So the average statehouse has 36.6 female legislators. Is that "few?"...
  • The number of women on the New York City Council is shrinking

    This is the female version of once you go black, you can’t go back.

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  • From Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight: Trump’s Hardline Immigration Stance Got Him To The White House SEP. 12, 2017 AT 5:59 AM That may overwhelm the popularity of DACA as far as Republicans in Congress are concerned. By Harry Enten and Perry Bacon Jr. ... A DACA-like bill could be approved by Congress. But there’s a big...
  • People “like” DACA because they’ve bought the line of BS that all “Dreamers” are well-adapted high-school or college students who were brought here as toddlers.

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    I came across a particularly aggressive example of DACA boosterism recently in the Atlantic. The article is about DACA medical students.

    I reached Marina Di Bartolo, an internal-medicine doctor at the University of Pennsylvania, on her walk home from the clinic on Thursday. That day, she treated a patient with high blood pressure, another who needed cataract surgery, and someone with a herniated disc from bungee jumping gone wrong. “Not the most glamorous stuff,” she said.

    Di Bartolo’s parents brought her from Venezuela at age 7, then overstayed their tourist visas. Her mother works as a babysitter and housekeeper, and her father does odd jobs and construction.
     

    Very representative, I'm sure. But even in these examples cherry-picked for maximal sympathy, there are still several points that will make anyone but the most committed lib raise an eyebrow.

    Meanwhile, the United States faces a shortage of up to 104,900 physicians, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

    Di Bartolo won a full scholarship to the Yale School of Medicine, and to Princeton before that. But for students who rely on financial aid, the end of DACA would mean they can no longer afford school for a simple reason: Few banks are eager to lend to students legally prohibited from working after graduation.

    “I won’t be able to pay my living expenses, much less my tuition” without loans, said Cesar Montolongo, a professorial MD-Ph.D. student at Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. Montolongo spends his days in a brightly lit lab researching the root causes of urinary tract infections. “It’s bittersweet to have found something you’re happy doing, knowing it might be taken away,” he said.

    Sunny Nakae, the dean of admissions at Loyola-Stritch, said students face “a huge chasm of uncertainty.” Loyola was the first school to actively recruit undocumented students, and has admitted about 30. But even though DACA has been under threat since President Trump’s election, Nakae said she has received more applications from undocumented students this year than ever before.
     

    There may well be a shortage of doctors, but it's more due to restricted residencies not because of a lack of suitable medical school candidates. Either Marina et al are real superstars or more likely illegal aliens are getting affirmative action and receiving massively subsidized educations as they displace better qualified native candidates. Giving coveted med school slots and scholarships to illegals is pure clown world. Let me see the polling on that.

    Moreover, we are supposed to pretend this is typical and that there's no way any of the dreamers could be gangbangers, dropouts, single moms, welfare sponges, etc. And of course amnesty would never incentivize more illegal immigration. Trust us this time.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/09/daca-med-students-face-uncertain-futures/538695/

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  • From the Washington Post:
  • @11 Bravo

    There is no content in the Star Spangled Banner that could be considered racist,
     
    I think, I write I think, that they are referring to this line as racist:

    No refuge could save the hireling and slave

    Supposedly it refers to the the slaves who were freed by the British in exchange for fighting against the USA. They formed a group called the Colonial Marines.

    I am not saying this is so. But I came across it at some wacko site like Slate, the Atlantic or something similar.

    That was my thought as well. As you put it, some wacko lefty site had a piece about how the line “No refuge could save the hireling and slave” was a reference to freed slaves fighting for the Brits. And then some other blogger who really should have known better (I forget who it was, but I remember being shocked at his ignorance) actually took this seriously.

    Of course, anyone who reads things written before, say, yesterday, recognizes that “slave” was commonly used snark for a subject of a monarch (as opposed to citizens who governed themselves).

    But when you consider that there are people who seriously believe the word “picnic” comes from “pick a ni99er [for lynching],” no level of stupidity will surprise you.

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  • From NBC29.com in Charlottesville, Virginia: Back on August 13, 2017 I wrote: I suspect that the tragedies today in Charlottesville might lead not only to the destructi
  • @dearieme
    It's always a delight when The Left turns on The Left. So leftist attacks on Thomas Jefferson should be applauded. If ever there was a shyster advertising man, an Alinsky-style agitator, a fraudulent polymath, and an appallingly bad businessman, it's TJ.

    Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness he preached. He fomented war, oppressed his slaves, and his followers pursued happiness by lynching Loyalists.

    Compared to a man of substance such as Washington or Franklin, he was just a gossamer figure.

    LOLWUT?

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  • Jean Raspail, Camp of the Saints, Social Contract Press, 1973, 306pp., $17.95 (softcover). “In this curious war taking shape, those who loved themselves best were the ones who would triumph.” – Jean Raspail The Camp of the Saints, written by Jean Raspail in 1973, is a novel about the end of the white race. Its...
  • @c matt
    the same racial extermination tactics they bemoaned 70 years ago.

    Well, sort of. The racial extermination tactics whites experience are largely self-inflicted. Via abortion, contraception, and consumerism, the average reproduction of whites is dismally low. Where a white family might have averaged 5 kids 50 years ago, they don't even average 2 now. Where a generation was once separated by 20 years, they are now separated by 30. Someone above mentioned 100 years = 5 generations; now it equals 3.3; we have lost 1.7 generations. Toss in abortion and contraception, and yes - white extermination, or more precisely, white suicide.

    Toss in abortion and contraception, and yes – white extermination, or more precisely, white suicide.

    And if that’s not bad enough, think about what will happen when virtual-reality sex becomes a … reality.

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    Ah yes, another 90 year old male virgin who thinks contraception was invented in 1960 when the BC pill went on the market and abortion was invented in 1973 Roe vs Wade heard from.

    Blacks and Hispanics get most of the abortions in this country. I'd rather spend my money supporting my White children than being taxed to support the blacks and Browns who will be born if abortion is criminalizes again.
    Were it not for abortion blacks would be about 35 percent of the population, not 12 percent.

    Do you want to support that criminal welfare affirmative action population?

    Liberals do, but I sure don't.
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  • Arthur Jensen's generation of race hereditarians (Eysenck, Rushton, Shockley and perhaps even Charles Murray et al) were quite different in posture from many of their current young followers. Jensen, like most of his friends, apparently wished to be proved wrong about his genetic hypothesis of racial differences in IQ because he genuinely hoped that what...
  • My Last Word on the Scrabble and IQ Debate

    Correction: My Last 4,100 Words on the Scrabble and IQ Debate

    I wish long submissions like this one came with abstracts.

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  • From NBC29.com in Charlottesville, Virginia: Back on August 13, 2017 I wrote: I suspect that the tragedies today in Charlottesville might lead not only to the destructi
  • Philadelphia has come up with a new, less destructive way to deal with evil white statues: You neutralize their bad ju-ju by erecting a black statue nearby.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/arts/mural-arts-adds-an-afro-pick-sculpture-to-the-plaza-with-rizzos-statue-20170912.html

    This follows the great American tradition* of making Christian iconography acceptable by surrounding it with non-Christian signage. E.g., Christmas tree in the town square is OK if you put a menorah on one side and Kris Kringle on the other; Ten Commandments in the courthouse are OK if you put the Code of Hammurabi next to them; etc.

    NTTAWWT. It beats tearing down the old ones, at least.

    *Tradition of 30 years, that is.

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  • Jean Raspail, Camp of the Saints, Social Contract Press, 1973, 306pp., $17.95 (softcover). “In this curious war taking shape, those who loved themselves best were the ones who would triumph.” – Jean Raspail The Camp of the Saints, written by Jean Raspail in 1973, is a novel about the end of the white race. Its...
  • At the same time, the novel portrays the West’s valiant remnant: An aging professor who has always known this day would come and is happy to make a last stand, rifle at the ready

    “All my life I’ve awaited your coming … and dreaded it!”

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  • Steve Bannon’s interview with CBS’ Charlie Rose delighted VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow because Bannon confirmed Brimelow’s argument that Trump, contrary to general perception, did try to compromise with the GOP Establishment—Bannon even called it the “the Original Sin of the Administration”. [Breitbart’s Bannon declares war on the GOP, CBS News, September 10 2017] And it...
  • Responding to this week’s ruling, the East Europeans are defiant

    “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worcester_v._Georgia

    Pass the popcorn, please.

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  • From the New York Times Magazine: Education by the Numbers Statistics show just how profound the inequalities in America’s education system have become. By ALICE YIN SEPT. 8, 2017 The statistics here suggest how much has changed — and not changed — in the more than 60 years since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown...
  • But after integration peaked in 1988, courts began releasing schools from their mandates, and segregation began to take hold again.

    In other news, when I let go of a rock, it fell to the ground instead of hovering in the air. Tragically.

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  • As we all know, the idea of a Ferguson Effect in which Black Lives Matter protests lead to blacks subsequently murdering each other in increased numbers is a racist hallucination. The fact that Ferguson Effects keep happening exactly where Black Lives Matter has been most active -- such as St. Louis, Baltimore, Chicago, and Milwaukee...
  • “Some places are overpoliced, and de-policing is actually a good thing.”

    I’d love to know how many law-abiding blacks would honestly agree with that idiotic statement.

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  • Massachusetts pioneered public schools in America and usually scores the highest of all states on various tests such as the NAEP. The state publishes a list of all public high schools by average SAT college admissions scores. The top three are exam schools, including the ancient Boston Latin, which claims a founding date of 1635....
  • Lexington, a bedroom community for Cambridge where many college professors live.

    Many wealthy college professors, that is.

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  • From Foreign Policy: Infiltrating Wyoming is at the heart of the CIA mission. ... The cancellation, now under review by the CIA’s Office of General Counsel, according to a second source, left employees disheartened — particularly those invested in the diversity reforms that were emphasized during the tenure of John Brenna
  • The cancellation, now under review by the CIA’s Office of General Counsel, according to a second source, left employees disheartened — particularly those invested in the diversity reforms that were emphasized during the tenure of John Brennan, the former CIA director.

    Interesting word choice.

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  • From WTOP: The key moments in why Baltimore was swept under by the Obama Administration's pet Black Lives Matter movement but New York City wasn't came in late 2014 and early 2015. For awhile after that fat black guy selling contraband cigarettes died of a heart attack in Staten Island, it looked like New York...
  • @Twinkie

    The Baltimore Sun reports that for the first time Baltimore, with a population of less than 620,000, could record more murders in a single year than New York, which has a population of 8.5 million.

    As of Sept. 3, Baltimore has recorded 238 homicides, while New York City has seen 182 murders.
     
    Yes, but the salient comparison should be:

    Baltimore 400,000 blacks. BPD 3,300. 121 blacks per one police personnel.
    NYC 2,000,000 blacks. NYPD 36,000. 56 blacks per one police personnel.

    Yes. Another important point is that homicide =/= murder. (Except maybe in the addled mind of an AP hack.)

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  • At this point I want everybody to forget the assassination of JFK because it’s too far back in time for even Boomers to remember many of the details. Forget 9/11 because we’ll never see the documents highlighting the entire story for decades to come. And pretty much forget the Michael Brown saga (just put it...
  • The only other people I’ve encountered who are this triggered by fat women are thin women and gay men.

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  • Hurricane Harvey has been an incredible disaster, and we should keep the poor and beleaguered citizens of east Texas and southwestern Louisiana in our constant prayers and do what we can to assist them. This is a moment of need that will probably continue for months. About this immense and unprecedented natural disaster, I found...
  • @Anonymous White Male
    Can you explain to us why "White Nationalism" is wrong? I think you are confusing White Nationalism with White Supremacism. Not that White Supremacism is wrong, since everyone already believes in it anyway. Whites because they realize that Whites have provided the majority of science and technology that has eliminated disease, provided food for the world, and made life more pleasant. Others because they realize they can't live at a first world standard without Whites, with the possible exception of northeastern Orientals. I like something that the Oregon Muse posted on Ace of Spades.

    "Progressives think that America is the worst nation in the world, full of violence, racism, sexism, homophobia and Islamophobia and ruled by Literally Hitler in an orange fright wig. So why don't they post warning signs on the border of this evil country and try to keep people out instead of inviting them all in?"

    Another of his cogent points stated:

    "What I want to know is, since when did American citizenship become a human right?"

    But, according to you, if we prevent those we don't want to be here from becoming citizens we are White Nationalists, which, in your opinion, is beyond the pale of human behavior. Seems more like commonsense to me.

    Thomm, can you point to a White country that has allowed non-Whites in it that is better off for that mistake? And "diversity" is not an honest response, nor is "Everybody knows this is true!". What have they brought to the table? Are there some races that are net negatives in maintaining the country they have been allowed to migrate to? And also, if the US collapses and forms different ethnic enclaves which then choose to allow citizenship only to Whites, will that be bad as well?

    Thomm, can you point to a White country that has allowed non-Whites in it that is better off for that mistake? And “diversity” is not an honest response, nor is “Everybody knows this is true!”. What have they brought to the table? Are there some races that are net negatives in maintaining the country they have been allowed to migrate to?

    I like this thought experiment as another way of getting at the same idea (I forget where I first came across this):

    Imagine you belong to the middle class (or whatever corresponds to the middle class) of some third-world country circa 1880. It doesn’t matter what country — it can be somewhere in Southeast Asia, South America, Africa, the South Pacific, wherever. Also imagine that you don’t work for the existing government or depend on it in any direct way for your livelihood. Now imagine that you can choose any country in the world (including the country that we’re imagining you live in) to “run” your country. Which one would you choose?

    The more I study history, the more certain I’ve become that I would want England to run my country. I think the Brits would do a better job than any other candidate.

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    I was in the Gambia a while ago and the vastly expressed preference was to have the Brits back.

    What I found really sad was the Christian graveyards full of hordes of Englishmen in their 20's.
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  • Sort of related:

    On the cover of Time Magazine

    I think Ilhan Omar is the first state legislator to have taken out a marriage certificate naming her brother as her husband. She is probably also the first state legislator to have taken out a marriage certificate naming her brother as her husband who also has a “cultural” husband as the father of her children….

    The Star Tribune followed up on the story last year, for example, but Omar declined to be interviewed. Democratic operative Ben Goldfarb spoke to the Star Tribune on Omar’s behalf: “Allegations that she married her brother and is legally married to two people are categorically ridiculous and false.” Omar’s campaign explained that she had never legally married “cultural” husband Ahmed Hirsi and flatly denied that Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, the guy named on her Minnesota marriage certificate, is her brother.

    Omar issued a statement that went back to the royal flush of bigotry accusations and decried the “Trump-style misogyny, racism, anti-immigration rhetoric and Islamophobic division” allegedly motivating questions about her marital status. When Star Tribune reporter Patrick Coolican requested a comment from me for his story, I asked him who Elmi is. “They won’t tell me,” he said….

    Omar prefers the national media to the Minnesota locals. The national media treat her like a rock star. They come to praise her. They don’t ask uncomfortable questions. They seek to add to her renown….

    The double standards she allegedly overcame are nothing compared to the double standards from which she has benefited. If Omar weren’t a Somali Muslim woman, she would have been expected to answer a few questions about her marital arrangements. If she were a conservative Republican, well, you know the rest of the story.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/09/on-the-cover-of-time-magazine.php

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  • From The Atlantic: That has to be the whitest sentence anybody not named Tolkien or Lovecraft ever wrote. From The Atlantic in 2013: No wonder the other black youths used to beat up poor little Ta-Nehisi for acting white, leaving him permanently traumatized ...
  • @Harry Baldwin
    Really? Who else would use coded nerd-speak?

    Who else would use coded nerd-speak?

    The fact that a magpie will put a brass button in its nest doesn’t mean it knows how to sew.

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  • Why do people try and make themselves sound more intelligent by writing complex hard to understand sentences.

    You’re looking at it the wrong way. African-Americans tend to love marginally intelligible overblown rhetoric. People like Coates who mine that vein are trying to sound all preacher-y and cool.

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    African-Americans tend to love marginally intelligible overblown rhetoric.
     
    I'd be surprised if significant numbers of African-Americans actually read his stuff. Maybe as a classroom assignment, and perhaps not even then.

    I'm sure Tennessee Coates understands his role as black minstrel-writer pumping out verbiage as grist for the anti-white jihad mills of the left/liberal Jews and other urban coalition-de-fringy types who run the media and publishing world.

    I would guess he's in it mainly for the money, using his writing to earn enough for his dream semi-retirement to a cottage in the Cotswolds or perhaps the Lake Country where he will raise pure-bred sheep and write his own new tales of the Once and Future King, Arthur of the Britons.
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  • That has to be the whitest sentence anybody not named “Tolkien” ever wrote.

    I have to disagree. It strikes me as a fairly typical example of black “public intellectual” gobbledygook.

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    Really? Who else would use coded nerd-speak?
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  • From the Washington Post: ‘We didn’t know it was this bad’: New ACT scores show huge achievement gaps By Nick Anderson September 7 at 3:00 AM New results from the nation’s most widely used college admission test highlight in detailed fashion the persistent achievement gaps between students who face disadvantages and those who don’t. Scores...
  • New results from the nation’s most widely used college admission test highlight in detailed fashion the persistent achievement gaps between students who face disadvantages and those who don’t.

    LOL. It’s all about the “disadvantages.” We just have to try harder to eliminate those darned disadvantages!

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    (Evolutionary) disadvantages. WaPo is sounding pretty redpilled here.

    http://thosewhocansee.blogspot.com/2017/02/progressives-new-race-realists.html?m=1
    , @Mr. Rational
    The easiest one to eliminate is the one they're saddled with 8 months and 29 days before birth.  IUDs, Depo-Provera and tubal ligation are highly effective.
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  • "Anybody who would trash Lee and laud Lincoln is either stupid as a post or just plain evil," said a sage reader. This applies in spades to anyone who would laud the Radical Republicans of 1865, as one TV GOP blonde has recently, and asininely, done. The Radical Republicans, if you can believe it, considered...
  • @Pandos
    John Wilkes Booth, the dumbest assassin in history. Kill Lincoln at the beginning to win, not after the loss when he was sending them all home.

    John Wilkes Booth, the dumbest assassin in history.

    The predecessor of today’s Hollywood idiots who think they’re somehow entitled to play leading roles in world events.

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    Booth was probably some patsy fall guy for the illuminati cabal that wanted to punish the South and could only do so over the dead body of Lincoln. The Kathy Griffin of his day.
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  • To understand many Mexican attitudes toward the United States and immigration, you have to go back to the Mexican-American War of 1846-48, of which most Americans have never heard. The United States attacked Mexico in a war of territorial acquisition, occupied Texas, California, New Mexico, and Arizona, and drove south to conquer Mexico City. It...
  • @Anon
    Cipreses has little in-depth discussion of Madrid politics because it's primarily about their effect on the people of a smallish city in Catalonia. Un Millon de Muertos has a lot of detail about the war itself, but it's a worse novel because the focus is distributed too widely.

    There are a few Soviet characters but I can't remember which book they're in.

    If you want a biography of Franco, Hills is probably the best. Prieto wrote a book called Palabras al Viento, but I haven't read it and doubt there's an English version. Gil-Robles also wrote a book, No fue posible la paz, but unlike his Tablet articles I don't think it's available in English. Also in Spanish are the Red General Vicente Rojo's memoirs of the war, which I would like to read at some point.

    Alden and Anon — Thanks for the suggestions. Much appreciated!

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  • "Anybody who would trash Lee and laud Lincoln is either stupid as a post or just plain evil," said a sage reader. This applies in spades to anyone who would laud the Radical Republicans of 1865, as one TV GOP blonde has recently, and asininely, done. The Radical Republicans, if you can believe it, considered...
  • Not completely OT….

    Here’s something surprisingly chilling that Charles Darwin wrote about the U.S. in June 1861:

    Some few, and I am one of them, even wish to God, though at the loss of millions of lives, that the North would proclaim a crusade against slavery. In the long-run, a million horrid deaths would be amply repaid in the cause of humanity. (Emphasis added.)

    WTF, Charles?

    That’s from a letter by Darwin to Asa Gray, June 5, 1861. It’s quoted in Vol. 3 of James Ford Rhodes’s History of the United States.

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  • The Radical Republicans, if you can believe it, considered Abraham Lincoln a moderate (a bad thing, in their book).

    It always cracks me up how modern liberal historians (but I repeat myself), in their worship of Lincoln the “Great Emancipator” and standard-bearer of federal oppression of local governments, try to downplay/ignore/distract from Lincoln’s post-war plans for speedy re-admission of the Confederate states, restoration of civil rights to former “Rebs,” and gradual enfranchisement of blacks. Historians also want to ignore the fact that many Northern states opposed complete enfranchisement of blacks–states that had a lot fewer blacks to worry about than those in the South.

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    How has that "complete enfranchisement" dealy worked out for us? Ms. Mercer can be instructive on how it worked out in S. Africa.
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  • In going against the Radical Republicans, the 17th president of the United States was the Trump of his time, up against the Rubio-McCain-Graham Radical Republicans.

    Also like Trump, Johnson had a deep state secretly working to undermine him (most notably Lincoln’s Secretary of War, Stanton).

    If you really want to rip off the Band-Aid with one quick motion, read The Tragic Era: The Revolution After Lincoln, by Claude Bowers. Bowers (1878-1958) was an old-fashioned Democrat politician who wrote several highly readable books on U.S. political history. Given that The Tragic Era was written in 1929, it is refreshingly free of PC BS.

    https://www.amazon.com/Tragic-Era-Revolution-After-Lincoln-ebook/dp/B004SGJ9KO/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1504800653&sr=1-2&keywords=the+tragic+era

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  • In 2017, I keep hearing the name Linda Sarsour. But I had never heard of before. Why is she famous now? Well, Linda herself has a good insight into why she's now the face of pro-Islam feminism (or whatever her gig is): But now she's no longer an ordinary white girl, she's a hijab-wearing Diverse...
  • @El Dato
    I think this happened at the latest back when Shepard Fairey did his "American Hijab" poster?

    Personally, I like women's hairstyle more like this:

    http://www.impawards.com/1999/messenger_the_story_of_joan_of_arc.html

    Is there a word for dropping the particle so that the performance of an activity becomes the practice of a counter-cultural lifestyle element?

    "You gotta punch deck!"

    Is there a word for dropping the particle so that the performance of an activity becomes the practice of a counter-cultural lifestyle element?

    “You gotta punch deck!”

    LOL.

    “I like to carry weapon when I go into certain neighborhoods.”

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  • I’m going to go out on a limb here and argue that the campaign against Professor Amy Wax at U. Penn. (detailed here and here) may end up as a net plus for race realism. Here’s my argument. The original Wax-Alexander op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer [Paying the price for breakdown of the country’s bourgeois...
  • Persons with blindsight can see things, but don’t know that they’re seeing them. They can navigate across a room, avoiding the furniture; but if you ask them, they’ll tell you they can’t see a thing. Their eyes are working and getting data to the motor control centers of the brain, but it’s not being passed on to the conscious executive centers.

    Those of us who work in offices know this all too well, in its conscious form. I continually force it upon myself, because I’m (I’ll admit it) terrified that I’ll inadvertently blurt out something true during a meeting or a hallway conversation. I already suspect that many of my colleagues think I don’t show as much diversity zeal as I ought.

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    My dear Mr. Westwood:

    Run! Save yourself!

    You will be found out. Seek a position, however humble, that allows you to be a whole man.
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  • To understand many Mexican attitudes toward the United States and immigration, you have to go back to the Mexican-American War of 1846-48, of which most Americans have never heard. The United States attacked Mexico in a war of territorial acquisition, occupied Texas, California, New Mexico, and Arizona, and drove south to conquer Mexico City. It...
  • @Alden
    Francisco Franco is the greatest hero of the 2oth century.

    The Soviet "advisors" killed the socialists Republican government leaders and started to do what Lenin and Stalin did, genocide.

    The Jewish media and Hemingway and all the empty brain liberals fell for the Jewish commie propaganda. But with the entire western world against him, general Franco drove the communists out of Spain and by the grace of God killed a lot of them.

    The thing I like best about the Franco commie war is what happened to the Abraham Lincoln brigade. They were American communists and empty brain liberals who joined the communists to fight Franco's army.

    The communists quickly saw the brigade were useless city boys and idiot intellectuals. Also, the communist armies were mostly Russians who didn't want to get killed.

    So the communists put the Lincoln brigade cannon fodder in the front lines and they had a high death rate. Good Unfortunately some of the Lincoln brigade survived, came home and became liberals and civil rights activists.

    A few years later the soviets invaded Finland and the Finns repelled the invasion. But Franco was a much, much better warrior leader of his people than the Finns because the Soviet communists had already conquered Spain when Franco began his counter revolution.

    Any one who doesn't admire Franco as the only 20th century leader who fought and won a war with the soviets doesn't know the history and is just another empty brain liberal whose head is filled with liberal propaganda.

    The liberals claim the Soviet communists were titled Republicans. They weren't. The socialists were the Republicans. General Franco started his counter revolution after the Russian communists killed all the socialist Republicans.

    Franco has long intrigued me. Can you recommend any books on him and/or the Spanish Civil War?

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    Its been a long time. The problem is that most of what is written about Franco is from the point of view of the communist government he over threw AFTER the Russian "advisors" overthrew the reasonable Socialist Republican government. The Russians didn't exactly overthrow the socialist Republicans. They just arrived in Spain and Killed them. The socialists won a 1933? election for a Republican, not monarchy government. The King quietly abdicated and left. Things were fine until the Russians arrived and killed the Republicans. In 1936??? Franco stepped in.

    Here is something I found that is probably not steeped in 1930's naïve idiot intellectual Brave New World propaganda.
    Franco: Spanish Savior - The New American

    https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/history/item/22955-spanish-savior

    Jul 19, 1999 - Whatever his faults, Francisco Franco stood bravely against ... Franco was not his authoritarianism, but rather the fact that he was an anti-Communist ruler. .... by Preston as “politically conservative and a deeply pious Catholic.

    Try your nearest university although they probably only have anti Franco commie propaganda. There must be a Catholic university near you? They were very anti communist until recently.

    You can order copies of library of congress books. Orwell wrote a book that is allegedly at least neutral on the Spanish civil war.

    , @Anon
    Franco, indeed a hero, correctly saw the commie threat but also the international network of "secret societies" that had helped overturn Europe's monarchical order since the French Revolution, (think Czar Alexander II or Elizabeth of Austria) including at least 2 attempts on the life of Alfonso XIII, who did not bow to their legislative agenda. One was made on the king's wedding day, and killed/wounded around 130 people. Anyway, Franco wrote a book, Masonry, under the alias Jakin Boor, this is it, in English:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Masoneria-by-Jakim-Boor-/221938336408?
    hash=item33ac8e4298

    So he actually fought both the International Communist and the rather thick network of secret lodges in Spain. A nimble fellow.
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  • In 2017, I keep hearing the name Linda Sarsour. But I had never heard of before. Why is she famous now? Well, Linda herself has a good insight into why she's now the face of pro-Islam feminism (or whatever her gig is): But now she's no longer an ordinary white girl, she's a hijab-wearing Diverse...
  • When I wasn’t wearing hijab

    How long before the expression “wearing hijab” (as opposed to “wearing a hijab”) becomes the new signal of cultural sensitivity/woke-ness?

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    "becomes the new signal of..."

    The term you're looking for is "shibboleth."
    , @El Dato
    I think this happened at the latest back when Shepard Fairey did his "American Hijab" poster?

    Personally, I like women's hairstyle more like this:

    http://www.impawards.com/1999/messenger_the_story_of_joan_of_arc.html

    Is there a word for dropping the particle so that the performance of an activity becomes the practice of a counter-cultural lifestyle element?

    "You gotta punch deck!"
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  • Inspired by Gregory Cochran's recent review of Jared Diamond's 20-year-old Pulitzer Prize winning tome Guns, Germs, and Steel The Fate of Human Societies, here's my new column in Taki's Magazine: Rough Diamond by Steve Sailer September 06, 2017 ... Why are some races of humans so much more economically and scientifically productive than other races?...
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  • From the New York Times: Ms. Evans is African-American, Ms. Ramos Latino. In the 35 years between their jobs as janitors, corporations across America have flocked to a new management theory: Focus on core competence and outsource the rest. The approach has made companies more nimble and more productive, and delivered huge profits for shareholders....
  • @Oleaginous Outrager
    Damn that's a long story. Does it ever come to any sort of conclusion other than "things are different now, and we should fix them! Somehow."? Maybe $150/hr for everyone and "let the Fed fix the inflation problem"?

    Damn that’s a long story. Does it ever come to any sort of conclusion other than “things are different now, and we should fix them! Somehow.”? Maybe $150/hr for everyone and “let the Fed fix the inflation problem”?

    One could say this about every story in the print MSM other than the pure “three people died in a fire last night” kind. Wherever you dig, you hit “feelz.”

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  • To understand many Mexican attitudes toward the United States and immigration, you have to go back to the Mexican-American War of 1846-48, of which most Americans have never heard. The United States attacked Mexico in a war of territorial acquisition, occupied Texas, California, New Mexico, and Arizona, and drove south to conquer Mexico City. It...
  • Yes, it is illegal. No, it is not good for the United States. Yes, immigration should be stopped. But–if you were Eduardo, which would matter more to you, your wife and children, or some law in a remote country where, in any event, a lot of people want you to come and work? What would you do? Would it not be irresponsible not to do it?

    Sure. And individual German soldiers were fully justified in trying to kill my father and his buddies during combat in WWII, and my father and his buddies were fully justified in trying to kill those same individual German soldiers during combat in WWII. We’re to infer from this what exactly?

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  • Decades from now experts will surely debate today’s Summer of Monumental Hysteria. After all, by all objective criteria—assuming, of course, that anything can be objective if it involves race—it should not have happened. How many Americans really can correctly identify Robert E. Lee, let alone Roger B. Taney? (According to one recent survey, half the...
  • @Carlton Meyer
    When will BLM and other radicals demand a statue to honor John Brown? Of all the characters in our history, he should be their hero, but he was white! The US Navy even named a ship after the battle where US Marines (led by Robert E. Lee) crushed his violent attempt to end slavery, and executed Brown.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Harpers_Ferry_(LSD-49)

    Since most black American have never heard of him, they should read this link:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brown_(abolitionist)

    Slavery existed for thousands of years and did not end because blacks rebelled. It ended because good whites ended it.

    Slavery existed for thousands of years and did not end because blacks rebelled. It ended because good whites ended it.

    Not only that, they were Christian good whites and were acting with professedly Christian motivations.

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  • John Podhoretz, Hereditary Editor of Commentary, seems a tad worked up over my tweeting out an amusingly Photoshopped retconning of the now-classic Houston rescue picture, calling me "a loathsome, reprllent racist filth." JPod tends to be prone to sudden rage attacks, so it's not always easy to understand what triggers him. My best guess would...
  • Needless to say, if the film producer in question were named, say, Farrelly instead of Weinstein, JPod could not have cared less.

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  • Amy Wax is a tenured professor at the U. of Pennsylvania School of Law with a knack for low key crimethink. (Here's Prof. Wax's recent article on "Educating the Disadvantaged" in National Affairs.) Now many of her colleagues are out to get her, although they can't seem to think of any reasons for why what...
  • In other words: hey kids, let’s trump something up against Prof. Wax! Did she ever look at you funny?

    Something similar actually played out at Widener Law School (in Delaware) a few years ago, only that time there was more Negritude and more naked assertions of raw power:

    In December 2010, tenured law professor Lawrence J. Connell was banned from campus and charged with numerous violations of the university’s Faculty Member Discrimination and Harassment Code, including using the term “black folks” and using hypothetical classroom scenarios (a common practice in law schools) involving law school dean Linda Ammons [who was black and was also an empty suit]. In March 2011, after a faculty panel recommended that dismissal proceedings against Connell be dropped, Ammons allegedly induced two law students [who were also black women] to refile harassment charges against Connell, and added a new charge of “retaliation” for defending himself and explaining his situation to his students. A second panel cleared Connell of all charges of harassment and discrimination, but found him responsible for retaliation. Widener President James T. Harris then accepted Ammons’ recommendation that Connell be suspended for one year without pay and be forced to undergo a psychiatric or psychological evaluation before returning to Widener. Connell is currently suing Widener University, Dean Ammons, and the two students allegedly induced to file false charges against him.

    https://www.thefire.org/cases/widener-university-law-school-threatens-professors-academic-freedom/

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  • From the New York Times: Wesley is this gay black "critic-at-large" who appears to have been given, post-Trayvon, a contract with the New York Times to free associate about race, racism, racists, and the hotness of Channing Tatum. I'll trim out most of this lengthy essay other than paragraph topic sentences, but you are not...
  • @guest
    How many snaps does Logan Lucky earn?

    How many snaps does Logan Lucky earn?

    LOL. I’m sure Wesley enjoyed all the “sweaty mens.”

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  • During a recent interview at my local unemployment office, the man charged with my case looked at my résumé and expressed his admiration of American journalism. “You people just report the facts; here in France it’s nothing but opinion,” he said. I told him that while I agreed with the sentiment, his viewpoint was unfortunately...
  • I told him that while I agreed with the sentiment, his viewpoint was unfortunately out of date. American newspapers today prefer the evidently more exciting role of opinion monger and ideological prosecutor.

    Just this morning, I was thinking about how often people who (like me) have been around for a few decades fail to realize that what they’re looking at, while it may have a familiar appearance, is radically different from what they formerly knew it to be.

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    I told him that while I agreed with the sentiment, his viewpoint was unfortunately out of date. American newspapers today prefer the evidently more exciting role of opinion monger and ideological prosecutor.
     
    Just this morning, I was thinking about how often people who (like me) have been around for a few decades fail to realize that what they’re looking at, while it may have a familiar appearance, is radically different from what they formerly knew it to be.

    Professional and impartial journalism had a short run. It’s gone and it’s not coming back. Trying to hold on to the ideal is wasted effort. It has always been a means, not an end anyway, regardless of how many (or few) valued it. I despaired when its passing was manifest to me; then I remembered that it has been the exception and not the rule. The Republic was founded amidst partisan writing; perhaps it will be able to survive the same.
    , @hatedbyu
    history doesn't so much repeat itself, as it seems to rhyme.......

    translation.....all those well meaning idiots who think that they are helping humanity by spewing hate at others who's beliefs they dont agree with are actually becoming .................those with whom they think they hate.......
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  • From the New York Times: Unfortunately, the investment bonus points are pretty easy to attain, so 2% is an underestimate. But, 2% sounds like a good goal. This article is supposed to be shocking to everybody who believes in the Zeroth Amendment, but virtually nobody does, at least they don't dare articulate it. Personally, I...
  • Here’s a question for the NYT:

    How many people who bought houses in Brooklyn 20 years ago could afford to buy those same houses now? If the answer is “not many,” does that mean we should force all Brooklynites to sell their homes at 1997 prices?

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  • Today, the ACLU tweeted a photo of a toddler wearing a "Free Speech" onesie: and then the world came crashing down on their heads. The ACLU has been fading relative to the SPLC for a long time. That's because the SPLC is an overt hate group that sees virtually everything through the Who? Whom? lens....
  • the old-fashioned ACLU actually sometimes supports objective principles such as free speech.

    TBH, I was shocked that the ACLU actually came out strongly in favor of free-speech rights immediately after C-ville. I didn’t think they still had it in them. (Of course, the California ACLU then ruined it with a fatuous “explanation” that was apparently intended to show that violent White Supremacists are still more badder than violent anti-White Supremacists: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/08/16/odd-statement-from-the-aclu-of-california-white-supremacist-violence-is-not-free-speech/?utm_term=.97f0dc8ff9d9 )

    And has the ACLU yet claimed that its Twitter feed has been hacked?

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  • Ben Kurtz writes about the push to lower standards on the California bar exam in the name of Diversity. California has a relatively difficult bar exam to qualify to practice law in the Golden State. And it has the usual racial gaps in achievement. (The data above comes from a California Bar PDF from February...
  • @StillCARealist
    nobody wants a lawyer without considerable gray hair. And lowering standards just means that this intensifies. People will quickly grasp that the older lawyers are not only more experienced, but more intelligent.

    As to Asian-Asians taking the CA bar, I doubt it. My personal experience hanging around a law school with an old boyfriend was that there were no non-native English speakers on campus. But maybe actual lawyers can comment on this.

    As to Asian-Asians taking the CA bar, I doubt it. My personal experience hanging around a law school with an old boyfriend was that there were no non-native English speakers on campus. But maybe actual lawyers can comment on this.

    Every year, I do job interviews with more than a handful of law students of Asian background who are not native English speakers. (I’m on the east coast, if that matters.) Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, the applicant’s lack of English fluency is a deal-breaker. I don’t know where those applicants ultimately wind up working. But law schools gladly take their money.

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  • In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Silver Blaze” Sherlock Holmes uses the fact that a dog did not bark during the night as evidence to unravel a crime, the theft of a race horse. Holmes reasoned that the perpetrator was known to the dog since the dog failed to bark, so QED, the theft was an...
  • Something else to add to the mix regarding New England resort towns:

    The Eastern European young people who have been coming in to staff restaurants and hotels for the summer are all (and I do mean all — I have yet to see a homely one) distinctly attractive and WASPy looking. Until they open their mouths, you’d assume they’re all from Stars Hollow, named Gilmore, Lowell, Higginson, Eliot, etc., and studying French literature at Harvard or Smith.

    The middle-class and upper-middle-class inlanders who vacation in places like Martha’s Vineyard love this. It’s pretty and comforting. Black servers are no longer a sign of luxury, and Hispanic servers are not now and never were a sign of luxury.

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    That is a very good and important point. Today, in terms of servants, you seem more powerful if you have attractive and well mannered whites doing menial work for you. Any common, barely nouveau riche type can have surly blacks who clearly resent doing almost anything.

    Our problem grows from whites wanting to dispossess and make serfs of other whites. Cultural /linguistic Germanics (which includes WASPs) simply cannot live without searching out some Slavs or Celts or southern Europeans to damn as inferior and fit only to be their serfs. And Jews are more than happy to top the Germanics at it.

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  • Ben Kurtz writes about the push to lower standards on the California bar exam in the name of Diversity. California has a relatively difficult bar exam to qualify to practice law in the Golden State. And it has the usual racial gaps in achievement. (The data above comes from a California Bar PDF from February...
  • Apologies if someone has already made this point….

    This has been in the works for several years now, and not just in California. What’s really driving it are the desperate efforts of law schools (and the LSAC and other lampreys who live off the law-school industry) to get enrollment back up to pre-recession levels. The 2008+ recession was murder on the legal market — hiring levels plummeted — and the smarter and better-advised kids realized that law school was not a good investment. This, coupled with online reporting by the volunteer law-school-scam muckrakers, caused law-school application levels to drop precipitously, especially among those better qualified.

    Of course, the law-school industry was not going to take this lying down. Come hell or high water, they were going get tuition-paying asses in the seats. So the schools dropped their standards lower and lower, filling their classes with students who were farther and farther to the left on the bell curve. But this created a new problem — at some point, people are not intelligent enough to be able to pass a bar exam. And having a large percentage of graduates who can’t pass the bar makes a law school look bad and can lead to online exposes and embarrassing questions by legislators.

    Clearly, there’s only one solution. Cry “racism!” — while at the same time pressuring states to lower their admission standards. That way, no one need ever know that law schools are turning out ever-less-qualified JDs, and the discipline of the bar exam is replaced by (maybe) the discipline of the marketplace for legal services.

    One other important fact — law schools are regulated in the first instance by a committee of the American Bar Association. And membership on that committee is dominated by deans of bottom-tier law schools. iSteve readers can connect the dots.

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  • Andrew Schneck, the 25-year-old son of a former trustee of Houston's Museum of Fine Arts, was arrested over the weekend for trying to blow up a Confederate statue in Houston's Hermann Park. A subsequent police raid on his wealthy mother's home in Houston's pleasant Rice Village neighborhood (right next to where I went to college...
  • @Anonymous
    "Stonewall Jackson descendants call for monument's removal"

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/17/stonewall-jackson-descendants-call-for-monuments-removal.html

    Two men who identify themselves as the great-great-grandsons of Stonewall Jackson are calling for the removal of the statue of the Confederate general in Virginia's capital city.

    Jack and Warren Christian say in a letter published by Slate late Wednesday that the removal of the Jackson statue and other Confederate monuments on Richmond's famed Monument Avenue will "necessarily further difficult conversations about racial justice."

    Jack Christian told The Associated Press on Thursday that the monuments were clearly constructed to be "markers of white supremacy" and "make black people fearful."

    Christian said he's pleased to see that Mayor Levar Stoney is now saying the city should consider removing or relocating its Confederate statues. The mayor had previously said he thought the monuments should stay but have context added.
     

    I have a vision of Jackson returning from the grave and knocking some sense into his descendants with the flat of his saber.

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  • In other statue-destruction news, the Durham County District Attorney has issued a statement that in deciding what to do about the antifa criminals who helped destroy the Confederate statue in Durham NC, he will take into account the “climate in which these actions were undertaken” and the “pain of recent events in Charlottesville, and the pain in Durham and the nation.”

    IOW, some vandals are more equal than others.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/08/durham-d-a-admits-ideology-will-influence-his-prosecutorial-discretion.php

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    Also in the blog that you cite is this story:

    Last week, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Nazi, KKK, and white-nationalist participants in the Charlottesville rally. Good.

    Then, the Commissioners voted down an amendment by Gail Heriot that would have added:

    "Though we support peaceful protest and note that most of the counter-demonstrators were peaceful, we condemn violence by anyone, including violence by so-called antifa demonstrators."

    That amendment failed by a vote of 6-2, with only Gail and Peter Kirsanow (an African-American) supporting it. Not good.

    The Civil Rights Commission, like much of the mainstream media, wants to sweep this indecent left-wing assault on freedom under the rug. One almost has to laugh at the response of Civil Rights Commissioner Karen Narasaki to reports of violence by antifa in Charlottesville. “You can’t believe everything you read in the media,” this useful idiot retorted.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/08/u-s-civil-rights-commission-wants-no-enemies-on-the-left.php
     
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  • From The Forward: Why Are There No Statues Of Jewish Confederate Judah Benjamin To Tear Down? Ari Feldman August 20, 2017 Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and Stonewall Jackson, the three most famous Confederate heroes, have hundreds of memorials and monuments in public spaces throughout the United States dedicated in their memory. Judah Philip Benjamin,...
  • @syonredux

    There’s Jeff Davis, of course, but he was the CSA President and acted as if he were a commander in the field.

     

    Grant had a witty comment about that:

    Longstreet was an entirely different man. He was brave, honest, intelligent, a very capable soldier, subordinate to his superiors, just and kind to his subordinates, but jealous of his own rights, which he had the courage to maintain. He was never on the lookout to detect a slight, but saw one as soon as anybody when intentionally given.

    It may be that Longstreet was not sent to Knoxville for the reason stated, but because Mr. Davis had an exalted opinion of his own military genius, and thought he saw a chance of "killing two birds with one stone." On several occasions during the war he came to the relief of the Union army by means of his superior military genius.
     

    On several occasions during the war he came to the relief of the Union army by means of his superior military genius.

    LOL. So true.

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  • Let’s not lose sight of the obvious: Benjamin wasn’t in combat. How many Confederate non-soldiers have statues at all? There’s Jeff Davis, of course, but he was the CSA President and acted as if he were a commander in the field. I think Alexander Stephens has one monument (aside from the one in the capitol, which is not CSA-related), and it’s located at his house.

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    There’s Jeff Davis, of course, but he was the CSA President and acted as if he were a commander in the field.

     

    Grant had a witty comment about that:

    Longstreet was an entirely different man. He was brave, honest, intelligent, a very capable soldier, subordinate to his superiors, just and kind to his subordinates, but jealous of his own rights, which he had the courage to maintain. He was never on the lookout to detect a slight, but saw one as soon as anybody when intentionally given.

    It may be that Longstreet was not sent to Knoxville for the reason stated, but because Mr. Davis had an exalted opinion of his own military genius, and thought he saw a chance of "killing two birds with one stone." On several occasions during the war he came to the relief of the Union army by means of his superior military genius.
     
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  • From the New York Times: In 2017, the rich get not only richer but holier.
  • @Jack D

    Corporations are actually chartered by state governments, supposedly for public purposes. “Enhancing shareholder calue” was never their putative purpose. The purpose of non-corporate businesses, such as partnerships and family style businesses, could be to make their owners rich, but they don’t have shareholders.
     
    This is just not true and hasn't been for well over a century. In the very early days of corporations, each charter had to be approved by the state legislature, 1 by 1, and the legislature could consider whether it was really in the public interest to give you a charter, but since the late 19th century states have all adopted "permissive" corporation laws - anyone can form a corporation for any reason (for pure money making reasons) without getting government permission. And the directors indeed (and unlike in some other countries) have a "fiduciary duty" to protect the interest of the shareholders and no one BUT the shareholders, whose money they are entrusted with taking care of. They are not supposed to operate businesses as charities for the benefit of the public or the company's workers or SJWs or anyone else - their job is to make money for the shareholders.

    This is just not true and hasn’t been for well over a century. In the very early days of corporations, each charter had to be approved by the state legislature, 1 by 1, and the legislature could consider whether it was really in the public interest to give you a charter, but since the late 19th century states have all adopted “permissive” corporation laws – anyone can form a corporation for any reason (for pure money making reasons) without getting government permission. And the directors indeed (and unlike in some other countries) have a “fiduciary duty” to protect the interest of the shareholders and no one BUT the shareholders, whose money they are entrusted with taking care of. They are not supposed to operate businesses as charities for the benefit of the public or the company’s workers or SJWs or anyone else – their job is to make money for the shareholders.

    Agreed. In the old days, you were at the mercy of the legislature if you wanted to form a corporation. You had to have influence and/or money to get the legislators to grant you a charter. That changed with the advent of “general” corporation laws. And legislatures pretty much stopped worrying about whether a given corporation would advance public welfare about 200 years ago. (Or, to put it differently, by about 200 years ago, it had come to be generally accepted that if a business was legal, it ipso facto advanced public welfare.)

    Just one technical point — in the U.S., states started adopting general corporation laws as early as the 1830s. It’s confusing because it took many years for most states to prohibit incorporation by special acts. Thus, for as long as 50-60 years, depending on the state, someone wishing to form a corporation had the choice of using the general corporation law or approaching the legislature for a special act. By about 1900, every state had ceased to permit formations by special act.

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  • From the Washington Post: O ... kaaaay ... Anyway, Chloe Angyal has lots of opinions on events in Charlottesville, real and imagined, such as this MSNBC clip from 2014, in which Chloe (in dark) and Sabrina Rubin Erdely (in red) discuss the
  • TV’s obsession with youth when it comes to female talent means that we get lectured by the women least likely to have a clue.

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  • From the New York Times: In 2017, the rich get not only richer but holier.
  • Amid this turbulence, a surprising group of Americans is testing its moral voice more forcefully than ever: C.E.O.s. …

    Unless he’s referring here to the CEOs of Hobby Lobby and Chick-Fil-A, that is one of the stupidest statements by a journalist I’ve read in a week of real doozies.

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  • @Anon
    Following up on my comment above- I see on social media that various small violent acts took place, but I didn't see any evidence of violence at all as I walked through the crowd of left-wing protesters (now being reported as larger than 30,000, which wouldn't surprise me). The police had the logistics of the event set up in a way that minimized conflict. In any case, it was more an orgy of left-wing self-congratulation than an actual confrontation. There was a party atmosphere, and the tiny right-wing rally looked pathetic by comparison with the protest.

    it was more an orgy of left-wing self-congratulation than an actual confrontation

    Step right up, folks! Dee-rect from the wilds of Texas, a real live Alt-Rightist! Come on in and point and splutter — just two buck per person — but only for the stout of heart!

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  • From WBUR: Uh-oh, I see a chink in the wooden box that could let the Evil Spirits out. Putting this POW grave marker in a wooden box is a start. But is mere wood strong enough to hold in its Evil Spirit emanations? Think of the children of Boston and even, indeed, New England being...
  • Put a tent around it and allow it to be viewed only by adults who can establish a legitimate scholarly reason for doing so (preferably, because they are working on a book about systemic racism in the granite-quarrying industry).

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  • From WMC Action News 5 in 2016: Well, it's not just a belief: a big temple in India where Hindu wom
  • See Simpsons Treehouse of Horror IX — Hell Toupée:

    Snake is arrested for smoking inside the Kwik-E-Mart. Chief Wiggum explains that this is Snake’s third strike, so he will be executed in accordance with the three strikes law. Before hauling Snake away, Chief Wiggum points out that Apu, Moe, and Bart are all witnesses; Snake vows to kill them all. After the execution, Homer visits Dr. Nick, who transplants Snake’s hair onto Homer’s head. When Homer goes to sleep the following night, it plants its roots in Homer’s brain. With the hair controlling his mind, Homer murders Apu and Moe. Bart realizes that the other two witnesses have been killed, and Homer vows to protect him. Homer locks himself and Bart in a room, but Snake’s hair takes control of him. Homer tries to kill Bart with a sledgehammer. Bart begs Homer to fight the hair and, after a struggle, Homer rips the hair off his head. Wiggum bursts in and shoots the hair dead; everybody laughs at the situation.

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

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    http://aqua-teen-hunger-force.wikia.com/wiki/The_Clowning
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  • One interesting aspect of the current berserkness is how much of it seems to be motivated by fear of Evil Spirits. People and even objects can embody malevolent forces that project their malign power across space and time. For example, to lessen the urges African-Americans in Madison, WI feel to murder each other, the Madison...
  • @Harry Baldwin
    Blacks are constantly reminding us that 160 years ago they were forced to pick cotton, but they reserve the right to attack any person, book, or image that reminds us that 160 years ago they were forced to pick cotton.

    Blacks are constantly reminding us that 160 years ago they were forced to pick cotton, but they reserve the right to attack any person, book, or image that reminds us that 160 years ago they were forced to pick cotton.

    More and more, I think the story of Keith Sampson is the defining narrative of our age:

    Sampson’s troubles began last year when a co-worker complained after seeing him reading a book titled “Notre Dame vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan.”

    The book’s cover features white-robed Klansmen and burning crosses against a backdrop of Notre Dame’s campus. It recounts a 1924 riot between Notre Dame students and the Klan in which the students from the Catholic university prevailed.

    Sampson, a 58-year-old white janitor and student majoring in communication studies, said he tried to explain that the book was a historical account.

    “I have an interest in American history,” Sampson said. “I was trying to educate myself.” But Sampson says his union official likened the book to bringing pornography to work, and the school’s affirmative action officer in November told Sampson his conduct constituted racial harassment.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/25680655/ns/us_news-life/t/university-says-sorry-janitor-over-kkk-book/#.WZhewNQrLs0

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  • @The Alarmist
    My local Catholic church (in the USA) used to have swastikas in the floor tiling when I would visit it in the 1970s. It apparently was an ancient Hindu symbol. Wonder if these have been expunged since then.

    My local Catholic church (in the USA) used to have swastikas in the floor tiling when I would visit it in the 1970s. It apparently was an ancient Hindu symbol. Wonder if these have been expunged since then.

    Yes, the Nazi swastika (hakenkreuz) was actually cultural appropriation!

    According to Wikipedia:

    Some of the earliest archaeological evidences of the swastika in the Indian subcontinent can be dated to 3,000 BCE. Swastikas have also been found on pottery in archaeological digs in Africa, in the area of Kush and on pottery at the Jebel Barkal temples, in Iron Age designs of the northern Caucasus (Koban culture), and in Neolithic China in the Majiabang, Majiayao, Dawenkou and Xiaoheyan cultures. Other Iron Age attestations of the swastika can be associated with Indo-European cultures such as the Illyrians, Indo-Iranians, Celts, Greeks, Germanic peoples and Slavs. In Sintashta culture’s “Country of Towns”, ancient Indo-European settlements in southern Russia, it has been found a great concentration of some of the oldest swastika patterns.

    So next time someone gives you crap about your swastika, tell him to get lost — you’re expressing your prehistoric roots.

    (And while we’re on the subject, why are Volkswagens still allowed?)

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  • @Dr. X

    Well, I’m here to help. Just take those Jacksons and Franklins out of your wallet right now and mail them to:

    Steve Sailer
    P.O Box 4142
    Valley Village, CA 91617-0142
     
    Will you be accepting Harriet Tubmans, Steve? Or will it be "Hamiltons, Franklins and Grants only, please" after 2020??

    Will you be accepting Harriet Tubmans, Steve?

    Seems to me there’s a profit opportunity here — create a cryptocurrency called “Tubmans” (or “Sojourners” or “Robesons” or “Malcolms”). All the cool kids will use them … the value in dollars goes way up … you immediately dump yours and laugh all the way to the bank.

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  • We ashen-souled columnists, the galley slaves of journalism, are accustomed to abuse from web louts, though it makes us see humanity as having the charm one associates with the underside of a theater seat. We bear up manfully under this, perhaps in the company of Mr. Daniels of Tennessee. To be fair, we get a...
  • Here’s another one:

    In order to achieve perfect ideological consistency, many libertarians trace all their positions back to a single normative axiom, most commonly the non-aggression principle. Yet many of these same libertarians are also atheists. If so, what’s their basis for choosing one axiom over any other to be the foundation of their proposed system? In other words, if you’re asking me to assume there is no divine lawgiver, why should I accept the non-aggression principle as a supreme law? Why should I accept the proposition that the non-aggression principle — and thus libertarianism — is a universally correct guide to action? Where do the rights that libertarians love so much come from if not from a god or from particular societies?

    Any attempt to prove the universality of the non-aggression principle without appealing to divine authority winds up being circular or falling back on some other axiom, such as wealth-maximizing utilitarianism.

    (And just to be clear, I’m not saying that there is or must be a divine lawgiver.)

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    In order to achieve perfect ideological consistency, many libertarians trace all their positions back to a single normative axiom, most commonly the non-aggression principle.
     
    LOL. Ka-boom, huh? Thus, with one strawman doth we defeat godless and horrific afeeism?

    Before you take to shouting "No proof! No proof!", how about you prove your own God? Boy, that'll fix them thar afeeiss!
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  • In this current paroxysm of Establishment-driven hate and fear, how long until a mob of good-thinkers lynches somebody? I can imagine the subsequent op-eds putting the no-doubt regrettable event into appropriate historical perspective: while the lynching of a suspected racist Nazi white supremacist was unfortunate, we must always remember the thousands of black men (not...
  • Last night in Phila they spray painted “Black Power” on the statue of 1970s mayor Frank Rizzo

    Did you see the video that the local Fox affiliate has of the two black men doing the painting? They did it right in front of the cameras, with no face coverings or any attempt to hide their identities or what they were doing. And AFAIK, they have not yet been arrested. Amazing.

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  • Via Buzzfeed, here is Apple CEO Tim Cook's memo: That's why I deserved to be compensated $373 million for my labor in 2015 and you didn't: because I believe in equality. Therefore, people I disagree with politically should have no civil rights. They should be outlaws subjected to any violence that people who agree with...
  • Get WOKE, people!Hating haters isn’t hatred.

    The Left has its sights set on the First Amendment. Within my lifetime, I’m afraid, we will no longer have a right to engage in “hate speech.”

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  • In this current paroxysm of Establishment-driven hate and fear, how long until a mob of good-thinkers lynches somebody? I can imagine the subsequent op-eds putting the no-doubt regrettable event into appropriate historical perspective: while the lynching of a suspected racist Nazi white supremacist was unfortunate, we must always remember the thousands of black men (not...
  • @elmer t. jones
    I like this simple graphic which distills how white journalists see themselves after hitting the "publish" button on their latest Charleston essay :

    https://employmentgame.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/thisisushug.gif

    I like this simple graphic which distills how white journalists see themselves after hitting the “publish” button on their latest Charleston essay

    Exactly. Deep down, every good white liberal views himself as an aspiring Atticus Finch.

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  • @Tacitus
    The US has been fake news since George Washington and the revolutionary war. Sucks how you got usurped by better liars, bigger maniacs. You were too easily impressed old boy and now you've messed it up for us all.

    Sucks how you got usurped by better liars, bigger maniacs.

    You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!!

    *pounds the dirt in front of toppled Confederate statute*

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  • Via Buzzfeed, here is Apple CEO Tim Cook's memo: That's why I deserved to be compensated $373 million for my labor in 2015 and you didn't: because I believe in equality. Therefore, people I disagree with politically should have no civil rights. They should be outlaws subjected to any violence that people who agree with...
  • @Chrisnonymous
    I am, honestly, surprised that Apple CEO is giving to SPLC. I thought they only defrauded nice old white ladies and stoned out young people in Burlington and Boulder, because I thought Apple would do the due dilugence to look things up, like SlateStarCodex readers would do. I am really shocked.

    This, combined with the pathetic intra-Google discussions around Damore, really reveal that even the brightest and most powerful are dopes and dupes.

    I am, honestly, surprised that Apple CEO is giving to SPLC.

    Maybe it’s protection money. A little insurance in case Apple has a James Damore of its own.

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  • From Gentleman's Quarterly: By the way, the fashion industry has no history whatsoever of collaborating with fascism. Everybody knows that it was the Communists who were the sharp dressers, while the Fascists stuck to boring homophobic looks like black leather uniforms. For example, in Paris from 1940-44, all the fashion big names -- CoCo Chanel,...
  • @40 Acres and A Kardashian

    What’s the difference between a magazine pointing at white men in polos and calling them evil, and propagandists in Nazi Germany putting up posters of hook-nosed Jew caricatures and calling them evil?
     
    Jews are good, so calling them evil would be hateful.

    White people are evil, so calling us evil is just stating an obvious fact..

    Jews are good, so calling them evil would be hateful.

    White people are evil, so calling us evil is just stating an obvious fact..

    In the words of gas-bag Joe Biden, “There is only one side.”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/346353-biden-criticizes-trumps-many-sides-remarks-there-is-only-one

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    In the words of gas-bag Joe Biden, “There is only one side.”

     

    Ha ha, that sure sounds like a Biden-level remark.
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  • @Anon
    Is your neighbor wearing droopy pants that show the undies because he's just lazy? Or is he just actively supporting the creation of a ghetto?

    Anyway, polos and khakis... probably wearing that cuz wearing anything 'exotic' might be cultural appropriation.

    (Should we eat other animals and plants? Isn't that nutritional appropriation?)

    Anyway, polos and khakis… probably wearing that cuz wearing anything ‘exotic’ might be cultural appropriation.

    Good point! The polo and khakis actually show how woke he is.

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  • In this current paroxysm of Establishment-driven hate and fear, how long until a mob of good-thinkers lynches somebody? I can imagine the subsequent op-eds putting the no-doubt regrettable event into appropriate historical perspective: while the lynching of a suspected racist Nazi white supremacist was unfortunate, we must always remember the thousands of black men (not...
  • @27 year old
    Will never happen. Not because they won't kill one of us. They are constantly trying, and they have police protection. They will eventually succeed. Antifa Eric Clanton attempted to murder somebody with a U-lock in berkley. The reports from Charlottesville are that a lot of our guys had serious head injuries both gashes and concussions. Twitter guy "baked Alaska" was attacked with acid to the face and now has permanent vision loss. It will happen as long as the police continue to protect antifa.

    But they will never lynch anybody because nothing they do will ever be called a lynching. Anyone who suggests that what they are doing is lynching is a racist who doesn't understand the loaded history of the term and blah blah blah.

    Maybe Trump will sack up and call it a lynching. His press conference was pretty encouraging.

    But they will never lynch anybody because nothing they do will ever be called a lynching.

    Pretty much. “Workplace violence.” “Robbery gone wrong.” “Altercation turned violent.”

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    Pretty much. “Workplace violence.” “Robbery gone wrong.” “Altercation turned violent.”
     
    "He was in the wrong noose at the wrong time."
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  • ... trend story about the growth of bubble tea emporiums in New York City. Bubble tea, invented in Taiwan in the 1980s, is Chinese tea with tapioca or other sweet gelatinous blobs in it. Here is a poster I found on the web explaining it: The NYT recently ran an SWPL (Stuff White People Like)...
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    I blame NYT — for not dismissing this rubbish. So the phrase "far east" is now verboten?

    Someone needs to stand up to these idiots. NYT is perfectly positioned to say, enough is enough.

    But like college administrators they're cowards. And now doing penance. Are there any adults left anywhere?
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  • From the Chicago Sun-Times: Alderman says Lincoln bust in West Englewood burned CHICAGO 08/17/2017, 03:10pm Fran Spielman and Mitch Dudek Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) on Thursday accused President Donald Trump of emboldening vandals to set fire to a bust of Abraham Lincoln that has stood as a symbol of freedom in West Englewood for nearly...
  • Lopez said he has no idea who is responsible for the apparent act of vandalism. He only knows that the message is “very hurtful” in the predominantly African-American neighborhood of West Englewood, where the Lincoln bust is located.

    Evidently, Alderman Lopez’s intended audience — the African-Americans voters who live in the neighborhood — think he’s full of it.

    Sounds like Alderman Lopez could give Philly Councilwoman Helen Gym a run for her money in the cheap-political-stunts-gone-wrong Olympics:

    Wheely Wheely Good is a popular University City food truck that serves hot pots, spring rolls, and rice balls to hungry Drexel students and faculty on 33rd Street….

    It was at a recent catering gig for Greene Towne Montessori School in Center City that the owners of the truck encountered the Democratic legislator, seen here, who wasn’t a big fan….

    “She approached our truck while we were working and started to argue with my partner and me,” recalls Wheely Wheely Good co-owner Alanna Li. “She told us, ‘Your truck’s name is super-racist.’ She used those words.”…

    But Li swears that this was never their intent — the name was simply meant to be a play on the fact that Wheely Wheely Good is a good restaurant on wheels and was in no way, shape, or form intended to evoke any accents or dialects….

    As for the caricatures on the truck, Li says they are meant to be cartoon versions of her and her partner, Bailin Chen.

    “We had this truck professionally designed,” says Li. “And I think it looks great.”

    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2016/10/06/racist-food-truck-wheely-wheely-good-helen-gym/

    Now genius Gym is on the racist-statue bandwagon, trying to send Frank Rizzo the way of Robert E. Lee and Roger Taney:

    Gym and others who oppose Rizzo’s statue cite his tainted tenure, including his decision to raid and strip search a group of Black Panthers in front of news crews, multiple reports that he casually and openly called black people the N-word, his advice to “vote white” when pushing for a change in city charter so he could serve a third term as mayor, and other infamous Rizzoisms.

    http://www.phillymag.com/news/2017/08/15/rizzo-statue-councilwoman-gym/

    I guess when your city lacks monuments to southern leaders* you work with what you got.

    *Although Philly does have a statue of Virginian John Marshall.

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  • Time to pull this sucker down. Rich, slave-owning white men with no popular mandate who took up arms against their legitimate government deserve no sympathy, and belong to the dustbin of history. I am talking about the Founding Fathers, of course. That was sarcasm. Probably... I mean, this is Leftist/SJW hystrionics taken to their logical...
  • If a Dem wins the White House in 2020, all the whining about statues, street names, etc., will magically cease. The supposed hurts will suddenly stop hurting at the flip of a switch.

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  • Europe famously has hate speech laws, which run the gamut from banning Nazi propaganda to criticizing mass immigration. Russia's version of it is Article 282, which has been used on everyone from genuine Neo-Nazis and radical Islamists to the nationalist pundit Konstantin Krylov for stating that it's "time to do away with this strange economic...
  • the creeping introduction of the “hate speech” exception towards the First Amendment

    I’m willing to bet that most Americans under the age of 25 believe there already is a “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment.

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  • President Donald Trump finally did what no-one in the Conservative Establishment would: calling out the Antifa (the “Alt Left” in his words) for sparking violence at the legally-sanctioned demonstration in Charlottesville: “You had a group on the other side that came charging in without permit,” the President said. “They were very violent” [Trump Says ‘Both...
  • @Priss Factor
    Coulter doesn't fall for the Love Club.

    https://www.amren.com/commentary/2017/08/unite-the-right-political-violence-leftists-ann-coulter/

    Thanks for linking to that terrific column.

    Thank God Donald J. Trump is our president, and not Mitt Romney, not Marco Rubio and not that nasty woman.

    Amen to that.

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  • The Rev is recorded as having made at least 72 official visits to the Obama White House through 2014, so this isn't some powerless fringe figure talking. Rev. Al is jealous that Rev. Jesse is going to wind up with all the Jackson Parks renamed after him. There weren't enough Famous Evil White Sharptons for...
  • Am I the only person who thinks that Sharpton has come to look like Joe Biden’s heavily tanned twin brother?

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  • Here's something I wrote back in the last century: From the Wall Street Journal way back on June 11, 1999: Silent Partner: How the South's Fight To Uphold Segregation Was Funded Up North New York Millionaire Secretly Sent Cash to Mississippi Via His Morgan Account 'Wall Street Gang' Pitches In By DOUGLAS A. BLACKMON Staff...
  • @Achilles
    A big danger for freedom and civil rights is the ever increased government monitoring of financial transactions for purposes of identifying money laundering, sanctions compliance, terrorist funding, tax avoidance and so on, combined with bank consolidation.

    As this evolves into a government-bank industrial complex and cash transactions are eliminated over time, access to the electronic financial infrastructure of the government-bank industrial complex will be required for ordinary people to survive.

    Since there is no tool the SJWs will not use in order to crush dissent, expect in the future the ability to access the financial infrastructure to be denied to political opponents. Tucker Carlson discussed a little of this on his last show with Mark Steyn who informed him that Paypal has denied VDare access to its system.

    A big danger for freedom and civil rights is the ever increased government monitoring of financial transactions for purposes of identifying money laundering, sanctions compliance, terrorist funding, tax avoidance and so on, combined with bank consolidation.

    This is a real threat. The feds have been using the War on Terror as a cover for getting their tentacles deeper and deeper into what used to be considered a person’s private business (such quaint ideas Americans used to have!).

    Something else the feds have been pushing for for years is to get states to refuse to allow people to form or maintain corporations or LLCs unless the corporation or LLC provides to the government the identities of actual human beings who own them directly or indirectly, no matter how far up the chain of ownership you may have to go before you reach the “ultimate” human owner.

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  • This past Saturday night, August 12, the media was filled to overflowing with nothing but lurid and hysterical accounts of the “violence” and the “massacre” by so-called “white nationalists” (alternately identified as “white supremacists” or “white racists”) inflicted on poor, innocent “counter demonstrators” in Charlottesville who were “protesting hate and bigotry.” That’s the narrative that...
  • @David
    I think this paragraph that I already copied in somewhere else neatly illustrates your comment.

    All societies have certain organizing principles. Freedom of speech is not a first-order good; it exists only to facilitate the flourishing of the society along the lines established by those principles. In America today one of those principles is that discrimination based on race is immoral; people who disagree with this have only one goal — creating a society in which it is not one of those principles. If we do not want to allow this to happen, we should not permit anyone to argue in favor of it.
     
    http://theweek.com/articles/718454/censor-white-supremacy

    That quote is excellent evidence of what’s going on. Part of the Dems’ long game is to get the country to reinterpret the First Amendment such that it doesn’t protect (so-called) “hate” speech. They are salivating at the thought of having European-style laws that criminalize Holocaust-denialism, “group” insults, etc.

    Here’s another quote that reveals this goal, a truly nauseating tweet from mental midget Marco Rubio:

    When entire movement built on anger [and] hatred towards people different than you,it justifies [and] ultimately leads to violence against them

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/08/16/marco-rubio-posted-an-interesting-response-to-trumps-defiant-statement-on-racism/

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    So long as and to the extent that the likes of Rubio are still elected as supposed "Republicans", conservatives have no honest representation in the US.
    , @annamaria
    The pussy-hats evolved into the violent anti-history pigs who have no idea that their beloved Obama the Fraud had authorized a coup d'etat in Ukraine in 2014, which brought to power the real neo-Nazis. There were dozens of people burnt alive in Odessa by the loyalists to Kiev's junta in the same 2014; none of the murderers was punished and there was not a peep from Obama/Clinton administration.
    Neo-Nazis in Ukrainian government: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-hughes/the-neo-nazi-question-in_b_4938747.html
    Odessa massacre: http://theduran.com/remembering-the-odessa-massacre-2-may-2014/

    As for Marco Rubio, Orrin Hatch, John McCain (a personal friend of the influential neo-Nazis in Ukraine), and the criminal Karl Rove, shouldn't they move to live among their favorite black people and antifas? ... Neah... they want to live in their well-protected and very expensive white areas.
    Watch til the Charlottesville "justice" reaches the pussy-hats' areas of habituation and expands the anti-white movement towards its logical goal of trashing all whities since the white skin is a sign of racism. The situation in Baltimore is telling. If only the mob had the same enthusiasm for cleaning the trashy neighborhood's garbage and restoring the formerly beautiful buildings as it was shown for the destruction of government property.

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  • From the New York Times: Young white men ... when is somebody going to finally do something about them? ... Katharine Zalesk
  • I used to work at an advertising agency that kept trying to bring blacks into the accounts and creative departments. Top management was earnestly liberal and our clients would have been pleased to see some NAMs in our ranks. Unfortunately, these hires never seemed to work out. They were nice people, had good social skills, dressed well, but despite ample mentoring just couldn’t cut it.

    Sounds just like where I work. I imagine this scenario is repeated thousands of times across the country.

    The NAMs in my field who actually are good (and there are some) are so much in demand that they all get plum jobs in Manhattan or D.C.

    Also — another thing leftists don’t seem to realize is that most employers would be a lot more willing to take a flyer on a NAM applicant if it weren’t so hard (damn near impossible) to fire them without getting sued if they don’t work out.

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  • This past Saturday night, August 12, the media was filled to overflowing with nothing but lurid and hysterical accounts of the “violence” and the “massacre” by so-called “white nationalists” (alternately identified as “white supremacists” or “white racists”) inflicted on poor, innocent “counter demonstrators” in Charlottesville who were “protesting hate and bigotry.” That’s the narrative that...
  • @Randal
    Fundamentally pretty simple issue, for an outside observer. People gathered for a lawful political demonstration. Political opponents came in an organised and violent attempt to shout them down and intimidate them, and the police deliberately failed to protect them from harassment. Violence resulted, and the ones primarily to blame for the violence are first those who came to cause trouble, not those who assembled to peaceably and lawfully demonstrate, and second the authorities who deliberately failed to protect the peace for political motives.

    The degree to which the mainstream media and establishment right politicians deny that reality and seek to blame the victims is the degree to which the US media and establishment right are corrupt and dishonest.

    It's pretty clear what the first step for US conservatives should be - voting out every establishment Republican collaborator with the left who enthusiastically blamed the victims over Charlottesville. Can they do it without being co-opted as the "tea party" movement was? Time will tell.

    The degree to which the mainstream media and establishment right politicians deny that reality and seek to blame the victims is the degree to which the US media and establishment right are corrupt and dishonest.

    For a long time I was wondering why the Deep State simply hadn’t had Trump assassinated. The members of the political establishment clearly view him as a huge threat to their power and/or wealth. If the Deep State wanted Trump taken out, I assume that its intelligence wing could do so and also manage to cover up their involvement at least long enough for knowledge of it not to have any practical effect.

    But I’m beginning to realize that what the Deep State and the establishment as a whole really want is not to eliminate Trump. What they really want is to crush the spirit that led to Trump’s election. They want a country in which the scope of acceptable “opposition” opinion is represented by John McCain. They want to be able to use “racist” and “anti-Semite” smears (plus their weaker siblings “sexist,” “homophobe,” and “Islamophobe”) as a bloody shirt on steroids to irrevocably shut down any speech and speakers that threaten the power status quo.

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

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    What they really want is to crush the spirit that led to Trump’s election. They want a country in which the scope of acceptable “opposition” opinion is represented by John McCain. They want to be able to use “racist” and “anti-Semite” smears (plus their weaker siblings “sexist,” “homophobe,” and “Islamophobe”) as a bloody shirt on steroids to irrevocably shut down any speech and speakers that threaten the power status quo.
     
    Absolutely.

    There's a famous quote attributed to Erdogan that says words to the effect of: "democracy is like a tram - you ride it until you reach your destination and then you get off".

    Well for the left, free speech is like that. They loudly declared their allegiance to it until they were sure that they themselves were safely the ones who would decide what speech would be suppressed, and then they got off.
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  • Beautifully written and inspiring. (Do I detect toward the end conscious echoes of leisurely 19th-century rhetoric?)

    he [Lee] also comprehended what the tyranny of an overreaching Federal government might mean. And he made a momentous decision to stand with his state AND for the American Constitution.

    You’re not allowed to say that Confederates were fighting to preserve the principles of the Constitution. The Constitution = Lincoln, while Confederates = treason. The history is settled!

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    Wonder if they'll try to ban GWTW because it doesn't represent all Southerners as slave-beatin' sadists. Ironically, neither Scarlett nor Rhett believed in the War, but I guess the SJWs don't have to read a book before they ban it.
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  • From the New York Times: Young white men ... when is somebody going to finally do something about them? ... Katharine Zalesk
  • @Thales
    I'm going to hire all these female coders and become the world's first Trillionaire.

    I’m going to hire all these female coders and become the world’s first Trillionaire.

    LOL. Or why don’t all those brilliant, underused gals team up and beat the lads at their own game? Should be pretty easy, no?

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    Bingo! Funny how that idea doesn't occur to Miss Zaleski...
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  • I've been having some fun at the expense of Sundar Pichai, but it's worth keeping in mind that being CEO of Google, despite the enormous pay, is kind of a flunky job. Google isn't Google anymore, it's now a subsidiary of Alphabet, the recently created umbrella holding company. And Alphabet is completely controlled by Google...
  • @Ivy
    FoMoCo is the exemplar of such plays. Why dilute with the great unwashed when you can use their dough and retain control?

    Why dilute with the great unwashed when you can use their dough and retain control?

    Unless you’re engaging in fraud, the great unwashed who choose to invest in companies where this happens know (or have every opportunity to know) what they’re getting into.

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  • If you get your news from NBC, this is what you learned about yesterday’s Unite the Right rally: “Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally Violence Prompts State of Emergency.” That’s right: The problem was white nationalist violence. It was as if the demonstrators had behaved just like Black Lives Matter or masked antifa: looting, burning, stopping traffic,...
  • @lavoisier
    This fight is not a white versus other fight. This is a deplorable white versus liberal white fight.

    Those who want to preserve any semblance of an American Republic have to realize the greatest enemy we face is not the Jewish pied pipers or their storm troopers of disenfranchised NAM, it is the brain dead white liberal ethnomasochists who fully support the destruction of the white race and Western civilization.

    White liberals are the enemy, and their ideas have to be defeated if Western Civilization has any hope at all to survive.

    Either Western Civilization is valuable or it is not.

    White liberals believe and act as if Western Civilization and the white men who created it are evil.

    They should be recognized as not only fools, but as enemies.

    Either Western Civilization is valuable or it is not.

    White liberals believe and act as if Western Civilization and the white men who created it are evil.

    Exactly. Regular law-abiding hardworking tax-paying straight white Christian American men have been pushed and prodded into a permanent submissive posture — always apologizing, afraid to speak up for themselves, cowed by the shrieks of ever-multiplying victim groups and their enablers in the media, big business, and government. We “regular guys” are the villains in the current revolution.

    When “nationalism” all by itself is a bad word, you know the West is in serious trouble.

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  • @Captain Nemo
    The Charlottesville story is spinned as the Nazis/Alt-Right/White Nationalists on the rise, since Trump was elected, when in fact it is exactly the opposite.

    It is the left's "liberalism" that is becoming more and more agressive and fundamentalist in its demands. One can talk about "liberal fundamentalism" amok.

    Trump's victory has put them into a state of ideological hysteria and they systematically try to crush anything that doesn't correspond to their views with an enourmously increased energy of hatred now.

    The Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville was a reaction of defense to that enourmous increase of agressivity by the "progressives".
    Unfortunately, the action of a hothead out of control will give support to the "liberals" thesis now, and even increase their agressive ideological rampage.

    Agreed. The Left/Establishment must be creaming their jeans now that they finally have a real live alt-right killer to put up against alt-left DC sniper James Hodgkinson.

    Can there be any doubt that this is what the Left/Establishment have been aiming for since the election?

    If the Unite the Right people had shown up alone, there would have been no violence. If the antifa people had shown up alone, there would have been violence (at least in the form of property damage). A 2-year-old could have predicted what would happen if the antifa people were not kept separate from the Unite the Right people. The antifa people have shown time and again that they will go ape-shit at the drop of a hat.

    And we’re supposed to believe that the progressive governor and mayor did not tell the police to stand down, and did not intend for violence to result? Those a-holes wanted this to happen and had their “blame the alt-right” speeches all ready to go. And as day follows night, all the other Establishment types — from Paul Ryan to Joe Biden — have fallen over themselves to make sure that only the alt-right comes out of this wearing black hats.

    Fortunately, the stand-down story seems to be getting a little traction in some parts of the MSM. I hope they stick with it. And the internet has made readily accessible graphic images of antifa goons getting their licks in.

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  • I've been having some fun at the expense of Sundar Pichai, but it's worth keeping in mind that being CEO of Google, despite the enormous pay, is kind of a flunky job. Google isn't Google anymore, it's now a subsidiary of Alphabet, the recently created umbrella holding company. And Alphabet is completely controlled by Google...
  • @Hibernian
    Isn't nonvoting common stock an oxymoron?

    Isn’t nonvoting common stock an oxymoron?

    No, it’s perfectly legal and not unusual. You just have to have at least one class of stock with voting rights (e.g., Class A nonvoting common and Class B voting common).

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  • And Alphabet is completely controlled by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who have awarded themselves all sorts of “supervoting shares” so that they control 51% of the voting power in Alphabet. They don’t own anywhere close to that percentage of the actual shares in Alphabet, but it’s their plaything due to how they have manipulated voting rights among shareholders.

    You make it sound so nefarious. Setting up a capital structure that includes “supervoting shares” or “founders’ shares” or whatever people choose to call them is not in itself a sharp practice, as long as it’s done legally.

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    Isn't nonvoting common stock an oxymoron?
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  • Madison, WI usually comes up near the top of any list of cities with the biggest white-black behavioral gaps in the country. But now the City Fathers of Madison have a plan for battling gun violence: arrest wanted criminals. From the Wisconsin State-Journal: Madison police chief plans to round up city's worst criminals MADISON GUN...
  • @Achmed E. Newman
    This is why the world wide web is so great. They synergies of Sailers's posts, this time with this excerpt from the Wisconsin State Journal, here,

    Tragically, eight of the 10 homicide (victims) this year are African-Americans and, tragically, African-Americans have been involved in all 10 homicides ...
     
    along with Dave Pinson's point,

    Would it have been non-tragic if 0 of the 10 homicide victims were black?
     
    leads us me to an epiphany, the epiphany being: the alt-right may be able to accomplish a lot more than previously hoped, using just the magic word "tragically". Thus, along with the breakthrough plan to arrest the entire contents of the Black-Most-Wanted posters, which tragically coincide with the Overall-Most-Wanted posters, we may soon read headlines such as:

    "School segregation will resume in Mississippi after 45 years due to white and black kids tragically not being able to get along. Full story at 11 O'Clock (10 PM on our affiliated colored TV station)."

    "Tragically, we will be installing separate but equally fully-electronic, so non-usable, water fountains in public buildings here in the capital city. Tragically, minorities and women have been hardest hit by this, as they don't seem to have enough money for $1.99 24-packs of bottled (in New Jersey) water."

    "All over the South, local metro bus services have lately been tragically requesting that the black folks tragically sit toward the back of the bus (so white people will not have to keep their hands on their concealed weapons, freeing them up to pull the rope for they stops)."

    This is another in my long list of tragedy comments, but this one was about tragedy narrowly averted ... and it goes like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2DwAcDZF4Y

    From "Dead Reckoning", live acoustic from early 1980's, with Bobby singing here.

    I love it. “Tragically, blacks are on average 1 SD less intelligent than whites.” “Tragically, no program aimed at closing the black-white IQ gap has been able to show a lasting effect.” “Tragically, blacks have shown little talent for self-government, whether here or abroad.”

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  • Sport computer programming superstar Gennady Vladimirovich Korotkevich of Belarus won the 2017 Google Code Jam world finals in Dublin yesterday. This marks the fourth straight year Korotkevich, who looks a little like QB Tom Brady, has won Google's programming tournament. Also, this marks the 14th time in 14 years that a man has won the...
  • My daughter, who is not chopped liver in the brains dept., had no problem recognizing that some of her (male) friends at MIT were in a higher league intellectually – she can play a fine game of Triple-A ball but some of these guys were intellectual MLB material. And she was totally fine and matter of fact about that – she didn’t resent them at all

    A somewhat related anecdote — my wife (now a retired research biochemist) was the first person to observe to me, decades ago, that male researchers are simply better at visualizing molecules in 3-D. To her, it was just a fact of nature, nothing to take personally.

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    On average, male tour pro golfers can visualize the path of a rolling ball on the complex topography of a green better than can female tour pro golfers. That is one reason top male golfers are much better on average at the delicate parts of golf around the greens than are top female golfers, contrary to expectations in the 1970s.
    , @res
    Mental rotation is one of the few mental areas where there are clear and consistent differences in the means between sexes. See references in https://heterodoxacademy.org/2017/08/10/the-google-memo-what-does-the-research-say-about-gender-differences/

    As others have noted above, the people who simply can't compete are the ones who seem to get the most upset about things like this.
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