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    I want to explain, once again, my arguments on the question of weight, obesity, diet and dieting. I’d like to make some suggestions as well, if only to counter the impression some readers got that I did not realize how difficult many find it to change their diet, and also the impression that I would...
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    My understanding is that many people who are fat find themselves ravenously hungry if they try to eat less. What is your advice for them?

    I've never had much of a weight problem myself. My adult weight has gone up and down within a range of about 20lb (with most of the range being below my high school weight, when I was a varsity athlete). I'm staying in the middle of that range right now, which takes a moderate amount of willpower, but not all that much really, because at no point does hunger ever get extreme. But for many people this simply isn't true; they do experience extreme hunger if they aren't stuffing themselves, so the level of willpower that is sufficient for me simply won't do it for them. I agree for the most part this can't be genetic; 100 years ago their lives would probably have followed a different course, and they would not have ended up in the condition they are in today. But still, that's the condition they in fact are in, so what are they to do?

    Get yourself into ketosis by a high fat / low carb diet. Once you get adapted the diet is painless. No raging hunger and no crashes in energy levels. I painlessly dropped over 43 lbs and an within 10 lbs of my goal (15% body fat).

  • From an NYT Editorial egging on the incipient Late de Blasio Age Collapse: It’s Time to Integrate New York’s Best Schools By The Editorial Board Across the country, local efforts are at last underway to integrate schools that remain profoundly segregated more than half a century after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board...
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    I think something that might be missed is that upper crust NYers’ kids no longer attend those competitive public schools (and perhaps haven’t for some time) and so the NYC elite no longer feel the need to protect the schools.
     
    Gifted white kids hate the cram school hell atmosphere brought by Asian kids. Learning should be fun, especially for smart students -- not a miserable grind. But despite being snowflakes in high school, white kids usually end up being the creative stars in STEM graduate schools; Asians have trouble breaking out of the "infinite book" mode of problem solving which is great for transferring IP but not inventing it.

    I went to a STEM focused college that was about 50% Asian (the graduate level programs were full of mainland Chinese). I would best describe them as a walking encyclopedia that talks. Very rigid thinking and lifestyle.

    In the past 20+ years, I have seen few Tiger Mom progeny in my field (HVAC, power generation, energy issues in general). It is mostly white guys who were nowhere near the top of our class (I graduated dead in the middle). My field requires at times, very creative out-of-the-box thinking because you aren’t going to find the solution to the problem at hand, written up in a book somewhere.

    Where I do see the Tiger Mom progeny is in research labs, plugging away, doing repetitive experiments and tasks. Those jobs pay crap wages.

    • Replies: @JimB
    Agreed. I’ve noticed Asians dominate the soul numbing field of chip micro fab. This is definitely a field crying out for full automation. R&D would be better performed by robots.
  • From the New York Times: Pitting minority against minority is just wrong. In contrast, pitting all minorities against whites is The Arc of the Moral Universe Bending Toward Justice. If they can afford "years of test prep" are they really that poor? People in New York
  • @Calvin X Hobbes
    Just for my own amusement, I hope De Blasio’s plan is implemented.

    It’ll be MISMATCH on steroids. Most of the Diversity students will be obvious retards in comparison to the tiger cubs. What could be better for racial harmony than to create a village with a visually identifiable tribe of village idiots?

    It will be violent village idiots that will gang up and terrorize the smart / geeky Asian kids.

  • In other genetics news that I don't really have an opinion upon, from The Guardian: Scientists to grow 'mini-brains' using Neanderthal DNA Geneticists hope comparing prehistoric and modern biology will help them understand what makes humans unique Hannah Devlin in Leipzig @hannahdev Fri 11 May 2018 09.42 EDT Last modified on Fri 11 May 2018...
  • @Kirt
    Neanderthals were humans and among the ancestors of those of us of European or Middle Eastern ancestry. Were they alive today, they'd simply be considered a racial variation, not a different species.

    From my understanding of the studies done on the Neanderthal genome is that the male offspring of Neanderthal-Homo Sapiens hybrids would likely have been sterile. This happens with other mammals that are cross bred with similar species (i.e. 1st generation domestic cats cross bred with wild cats like the Bengal, the males are sterile).

    If given the above is true, I would surmise alive today, the Neanderthals would still be considered a separate species.

  • Methinks that, for the good of the country, it is time that the “Alt-Right,” those bitterly hostile to our Latin-America population, stop and think. There is a difference between opposing further immigration, a good idea, and constantly attacking American citizens. Many good reasons existed for preventing massive immigration from the south. But it happened. Some...
  • @anonymous
    "This has been done multiple times in US history to different ethnic groups. It is entirely precedented."

    Would you please provide some specific examples?

    FDR also did forced deportations during the Great Depression in order to free up jobs for the masses of unemployed US citizens. His actions however are not as well remembered as ‘Operation Wetback’ under Eisenhower.

  • A quarter of a century ago, Jared Diamond wrote a memorable magazine article, "Blitzkrieg and Thanksgiving in the New World," about how awesome it must have been for proto-Indians who had crossed the Bering Strait from Siberia to finally find a corridor through the receding icefields of the Canadian Rockies and emerge, throwing spears in...
  • @Redpill Angel
    The current scientific consensus is that the Clovis people, with their nifty fluted spear points, managed to kill off >all< the large fauna in both North and South America in 1,000 years, an unlikely scenario, it seems to me. A few rogue scientists, including Dennis Stanford of the Smithsonian, have suggested that the Clovis people came from Europe and North Africa, since their arrow heads resemble Solutrean points, but their ideas have unfortunately become heavily politicized and shouted down. And lately, some have even suggested a comet hit the NA ice sheet in 10,600 BC and killed off both the Clovis people and the large fauna, an idea supported by a good deal of real evidence, in spite of being written about by the interesting but slightly out-there Graham Hancock. https://cosmictusk.com/

    I made my comment before seeing your.

    The comet theory has taken some hits with researchers claiming the shocked quartz found in the black mat was not in fact evidence of a comet impact.

    I still believe it is the most likely scenario of both how and why the Clovis culture and the so many animals disappeared so suddenly. It also explains why that during a major drop in global temps, sea levels kept rising (shattered ice sheet).

    • Replies: @Redpill Angel
    I agree, it seems quite possible. I've been reading everything I can find about the Younger Dryas comet possibilities. Fascinates me.
  • A contrarian view of the end of the Mega-fauna in North America:

    The Mega-fauna and the Clovis Culture (humans the predate the natives encountered by the early settlers) both ended quite abruptly. Above a ‘black mat’ found in digs, there is no evidence of either existing.

    The theory I was fed in school was the Clovis died out after killing of their prey. This never made sense since Mammoths and the like was unlikely their only food source. Paleo man needed to be near the coasts, feeding on fish and sea greens. Land plants during the peak glacial periods would have grown very slow due to dry conditions and the lack of CO2 in the atmosphere.

    One theory I do find possible is that North America got smacked by a comet, sending a wave of Tunguska like fireballs as far south as Northern Mexico and as far north as Alaska. The destruction made clear to Western Europe, with the heaviest impacts over the ice sheet in Hudson Bay Canada. The theory is fleshed out in the link below:

    https://cometstorm.wordpress.com/

  • At West Hunter, Greg Cochran mentions one of the weirder recent findings in race genomics: some Amerindians, from roughly Panama to Brazil have a moderate amount of ancestry that is most similar to that of the pygmy negritos of the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean: The Andamanese appear representative of an early wave of...
  • Sea levels were as much a 600 feet lower during the heights of previous glacial periods. A lot of the islands of Southeast Asia were not islands back then, but continuous land. During the last glacial maximum, there was a land bridge to Asia and ice free corridors that would have allowed travel to the lower 48 of North America and eventually, to South America.

    • Replies: @gcochran
    The ice-free corridors came later.
  • Veteran columnist Eugene Robinson writes in the Washington Post: Damn those colonialist Poles who held dominion over "lesser" peoples around the globe. I am personally insulted by the fact that the Polish Empire's colonies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America once existed. Wait ... What? ... The Poles didn't have any colonies on other continents?...
  • @jim jones
    My Filipino neighbour hates what the Spanish did to the Philippines with their policy of "casta", the other day he said to me that his country would have been a better place if the British had colonized them.

    I have talked to Filipinos that wished their country was still a territory of the USA.

    • Replies: @PV van der Byl
    Yes, the Philippine Statehood Movement was actually registered as a political party.

    Although it was never a serious contender for the Presidency, they did have a couple of Congressmen and the party organization was run by a retired Colonel for years.
  • From The California Sunday Magazine: A five-course meal from Patterson's flagship Coi restaurant in San Francisco: Lemonhead, gumball, Whopper malted milk ball, ?, and hamburger bun, served with a garnish of Weed Eater line (thanks to Commenter anon). ... [Daniel] Patterson’s stature abroad, however, never quite translated into unconditional love from San Francisco’s dining public...
  • @Nick Diaz
    Completely wrong. The phsyiological markers show the exact same parameters for all ethnic groups. There are *very* minor physiological differences between humans. The Kreb's Cycle, pyruvate cycle, and the biochemical transformation mechanics of aminoc acids, fats and carbohydrates are *exactly* the same for all humans. I repeat: *exactly* the same. Humans are actually 99.998% identical genetically. There are minor variations such as lactose tolerance, and some very rare severe physiological conditions like phenylketonuria, but for the most part our physiologies are remarkably the same. In fact, even rats are so similar to humans that drugs for human use are tested on them, and diets that are good for rats in general are good for humans too. And the genetic distance between a rat and a human is much, much greater than that between any two humans. If humans were as physiologically and biochemically different as you suggest, then medicine couldn't exist as a viable science, since there would be no consistent chemical processes of the human body that could be studied that would apply to everyone and make medicine viable. This is a matter of logic.

    Show me *one* ethnic group that can eat large amounts of palmitic acid without increasing levels of low-density lipoproteins. Show me one ethnic group that can eat 4,000 calories a day from fat without developing acidosis problems. Show me one ethnic group that can directly utilize amino acids as fuel instead of glucose. You won't. Because such ethnic group does not exist.

    So hunter-gatherers in Africal get fat from carbohydrates? That's funny, because I thought that what made you become fat are excessive calories. Give those same hunter-gathers only 1,000 calories of carbohydrates a day, and they will with 100% certainty become skinny. Develop diabetes? That only happens if you eat fructose or sucrose and not glucose. Those same hunter-gatherers are living off glucose anyway, since all the protein and most of that fat they eat gets converted into glucose via gluconeogenesis in the liver anyway. Going by your logic, then they should get diabetes from eating meat too.

    No, African hunter-gatherers won't become diabetic from a diet of glucose, since they already eat a diet of glucose except that they make their livers work like crazy to get it. And they will only become fat if they eat more calories than what they spend. I don't know where you got this from, because you are 100% wrong.

    The problem is that you fetichise genetics and evolution and want to find adaptive genetic changes to everything. Most genes are very ancient and very conserved, and have been decided upon for billions of years. The mitochondria, for instance, exists for 2 billion years and works exactly the same for all species. The genes that control the functioning of the mitochondria are well-conserved.

    Show me *one* ethnic group that can eat large amounts of palmitic acid without increasing levels of low-density lipoproteins. Show me one ethnic group that can eat 4,000 calories a day from fat without developing acidosis problems. Show me one ethnic group that can directly utilize amino acids as fuel instead of glucose. You won’t. Because such ethnic group does not exist.

    I can give you the abstract of a clinical study of feeding eggs to 56 subjects (51 men) on a low carbohydrate diet. who were overweight / obese. Eggs are quite high in palmitic acid. The study was published recently in the American Society of Nutrition Journal. The subjects were all Thai which means they are most likely Southeast Asian extraction with a mix of Chinese and Indian. Abstract [emphasis mine]

    tl:dr version: Eating the extra eggs with a low carb diet improved the health of most of the participants.

    Btw: you keep posting absurdly high calorie intakes in your arguments that only an extreme athlete or person with a eating related mental disorder would do. You are committing a logical fallacy in doing so (Appeal to the Extremes).

    Carbohydrate-restricted diets (CRD) significantly decrease body weight and independently improve plasma triglycerides (TG) and HDL cholesterol (HDL-C). Increasing intake of dietary cholesterol from eggs in the context of a low-fat diet maintains the LDL cholesterol LDL-C)/HDL-C for both hyper- and hypo-responders to dietary cholesterol. In this study, 28 overweight/obese male subjects (BMI ¼ 25–37 kg/m2) aged 40–70 y were recruited to valuate the contribution of dietary cholesterol from eggs in a CRD. Subjects were counseled to consume a CRD (10–15% energy from carbohydrate) and they were randomly allocated to the EGG group [intake of 3 eggs per day (640 mg/d additional dietary cholesterol)] or SUB group [equivalent amount of egg substitute (0 dietary cholesterol) per day]. Energy intake decreased in both groups from 10,243 6 4040 to 7968 6 2401 kJ (P , 0.05) compared with baseline. All subjects irrespective of their assigned group had reduced body weight and waist circumference (P , 0.0001). Similarly, the plasma TG concentration was reduced from 1.34 6 0.66 to 0.83 6 0.30 mmol/L after 12 wk (P , 0.001) in all subjects. The plasma LDL-C concentration, as well as the LDL-C:HDL-C ratio, did not change during the intervention. In contrast, plasma HDL-C concentration increased in the EGG group from 1.23 6 0.39 to 1.47 6 0.38 mmol/L (P , 0.01), whereas HDL-C did not change in the SUB group. Plasma glucose concentrations in fasting subjects did not change. Eighteen subjects were classified as having the metabolic syndrome (MetS) at the beginning of the study, whereas 3 subjects had that classification at the end. These results suggest that including eggs in a CRD results in increased HDL-C while decreasing the risk factors associated with MetS. J. Nutr. 138: 272–276, 2008.
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  • @Nick Diaz
    Steve Sailer: "Seriously, why is replacing 100% beef with carbs-infused patties considered healthy? If you are on a low carb diet, you can order a McDonald’s cheeseburger and throw away the buns, but you can’t cut out the carbs with this guy’s “healthy” cheeseburger."

    Because carb-based diets *are* healthier? You know, considering that over a quarter of the calories in a burger comes from palmitic acid, a saturated fatty aid that is proven to raise low-density lipoproteins, including VLDL, which contributes to the development of artherosclerosis. Red meat also contains lots of branched chained amino acids, including l-leucine, which stimulates the MTORC-1 pathway, raising level of somatostatin C and thus stimulating RNA replication and with it increasing the risk of cancer. Not to mention that the heterocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons present in burger meat are *proven* carcinogens. Red meat eaters have significantly higher rates of colo-rectal and intestinal cancer compared to vegetarians.

    As for why carbs are healthier, it is because d-glucose, ultimately, is the most perfect fuel ever created for living organisms. It releases ATP quickly, is almost non-reactant with the structural proteins of the body and, unlike all fats, it does not lead to metabolic acidosis. The drawback of using either fats or proteins as fuel is that, first they are not very efficient, and secondly they cause acid-base disturbances in metabolism. After all, proteins are composed of amino *acids*. Fats are composed of fatty *acids* attached to a glycerol back bone. Eating too much results potentially in metabolic acidosis. People on ketogenic diets in many cases become very sick. It is a risk factor for arthritis and osteoporosis.



    The other drawback is efficiency. Proteins cannot be used directly as fuel, and fats need extensive metabolism. Amino acids need to be turned into glucose in the liver by the process of gluconeogenesis before they can be used. The process is slow and metabolically costly. The glycerol part of fats also undergoes gluconeogenesis in the liver and is turned into glucose. The fatty acids need to be broken down from long-chains into simple fatty acids like butyric and propionic acids before they can be used. This is also done in the liver, and is costly. It doesen't matter if the fats are monounsaturated, polyunsaturated or saturated.

    The reason why many people think that having glucids as the base of the diet is not healty is because there are many different saccharides and not all are healthy. *Only* glucose is truly healthy. The reason for this is that, of the major monosaccharides, only glucose doesen't have a tendency to react with proteins. The other monosaccharides, like fructose and galactose, are extremely reactant. When they react with proteins, they deform the structure of the protein. This is a process called glycation, and is responsible for a lot of ageing damage to the body, like the stiffining of arteries's walls, cataracts and damage to celullar mitochondria. Fructose has an added problem: it cannot be used directly, so it is metablized in the liver and turned into triglycerides. These triglycerides upon entering the bloodstream raise LDL cholesterol. Fructose also decreases the efficiency of insulin, leading to diabetes. Glucose does not do this. Saccharose, or table sugar, is a disaccharide that combines fructose and glucose in a bond. It is the content of fructose that makes it so unhealthy. Whe they say that carbs raise triglycerides: not so. What raises level of triglycerides is fructose. Glucose does not do that.

    There is not question that adiet where calories accruse mostly from grains, which contains starches, which are simply long-chains or glucose, are the healthiest diets for humans. They produce the best improvements in physiological health markers, such as LDL/HDL ratio, inflammation markers like C-reactive protein, urine alkalinity(a marker of body alkalinity) and hepatic markers. People talk about the Mediterranean diet, revolving around sea food, vegetables, olive oil, bread and fruits. This diet is certainly very healthy. But a fully or almost fully vegetarian diet of grains, small amounts of seeds and nuts and vegetables is even better. Okjnawans eat such diet, and are the longest lived people on Earth. Centenarians are relatively common in Okinawa, and super-centenarians are not very rare.

    Many people who adopt ketogenic diets with zero carbs eventualy quit them. At first, they love it as they get to eat tasty fat. Also, their insulin drop and they feel better. However, in a few weeks or months they quit. They are constantly hungry despite eating 5,000 calories a day, feel dull and start getting serious health problems from all the acid building up in their bodies. Again, fat has to be broken down before it can turned into adenosine-triphosphate in the cells, a slow process. So the person is constantly starved. They crave the sweet glucose, the only fuel the human body actualy cares about. The person also becomes duller, as glucose is the only fuel for the brain. Wehn starved of glucose, the brain starts using ketones as fuel, but because it does not burn as quikcly, thought becomes impaired.

    This is not to say that eating some animal foods is not advantageous. For instance, fish is the best source of the polyunsaturated fatty acid docosoexaenoic acid(DHA). The body can make long-chained DHA from the short chained omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid. But the process is slow and ineffient. Also B-12is absent in plants. But in general, grains, seeds, nuts and vegetables can provide 100% nutrition and produce superior physiological markers.

    I hope I have answered your query as to why carbs are better than burgers. Nick Diaz is here to enlighten you, not only on politics and economics, at which you are consistently wrong, but also on other topics like mutrition and physiology.

    Many people who adopt ketogenic diets with zero carbs eventualy quit them. At first, they love it as they get to eat tasty fat. Also, their insulin drop and they feel better. However, in a few weeks or months they quit. They are constantly hungry despite eating 5,000 calories a day, feel dull and start getting serious health problems from all the acid building up in their bodies. Again, fat has to be broken down before it can turned into adenosine-triphosphate in the cells, a slow process. So the person is constantly starved. They crave the sweet glucose, the only fuel the human body actualy cares about. The person also becomes duller, as glucose is the only fuel for the brain. Wehn starved of glucose, the brain starts using ketones as fuel, but because it does not burn as quikcly, thought becomes impaired.

    The above is so very, very wrong as thousands who are successfully on a low carb or ketogenic diet will attest:

    A little over year ago, I hit a plateau on my weight loss, despite intense workouts 3 to 4 days per week (did gain muscle though). Someone over at ReturnofKings recommended I check out the ketogenic diet. So I read the research papers and more importantly, read through multiple forums (orientated to body building, weight loss, health, etc.) and read through the post histories of those that did the diet. I read through their results which included physical exams and blood work. Conclusion: Keto and low carb diets work for the majority of the people that try them. I have been on a keto diet with almost 100% consistently since June of 2016. Results (I am a middle aged guy):

    *Lost 30+ lbs of fat (15 to 20 left to go to hit target of 15% body fat).
    *LDL down, HDL (59) up, triglycerides down (upper 70s), total number under 200.
    *250% increase in sperm count and corresponding increases in sperm quality (wife wanted to be a mommy.. so started tracking this).
    *Weight lifting sessions became easier and more productive. I have had noticeable increases in lean body mass. The exact amount will be determined when I go in for a follow up DEXA scan.
    *Big increases in libido and energy. I had symptoms of low T previously which are now gone. Free / weakly bound testosterone levels tested in the ‘normal’ range.

    Eating 5,000 calories a day and feeling starved? This is the exact OPPOSITE of what people people on a keto diet experience. You don’t feel hungry… you don’t overeat. I go down as low as 1,500 calories a day because since I am burning my own fat and not spiking my insulin with carbs (which triggers hunger a retards the burning of body fat) I don’t get hungry or weak. Except for the 6 weeks it took me to get adapted to the diet (see below), the weight loss has been painless.

    Mental impairment? Many do experience brain fog during the keto adaptation period when your brain wants glucose. This goes away once your brain starts burning ketones. The worst I experience in the 6 weeks it took me to get into that stage was cratering my electrolytes from pissing so damn much (body using up the glucose stored in the liver, which is bound by water). That issue was solved by increasing my salt intake. After 6 weeks… brain fog, weakness, hunger.. all gone. BTW.. keto isn’t “zero carbs”. It is a net carb intake under 50 grams per day (20 for programs like Atkins). I still eat lots of veggies (about 35 net carbs intake per day)… I just severely limit my intake of starches and grains.

    Anyone here who has a chronic weight issue.. check out the keto diet related forums on Facebook (if you have it) or other forums on the net. There are people who were morbidly obese, suffering from insulin resistance, and other issues who have gotten in shape via a low carb diet / keto diet.

  • Did the Freedom Caucus just pull the Republican Party back off the ledge, before it jumped to its death? A case can be made for that. Before the American Health Care Act, aka "Ryancare," was pulled off the House floor Friday, it enjoyed the support -- of 17 percent of Americans. Had it passed, it...
  • @MarkinLA
    A catastrophic police can be had for about $100.00 per month.

    I think you are dreaming there unless you mean healthy 18 year old.

    I think you are dreaming there unless you mean healthy 18 year old.

    As a healthy man in my early 30s I was quoted a catastrophic plan ($10k deductible with coverage up to $3 million) that was HSA qualified: $125 per month. Lower coverage plans were available for under $100.

    The trick was I had to move out of NJ (which at the time, banned high deductible plans) to PA (where such a plan was legal). For reasons (I managed property on the side in NJ) such a move was not practical. A coworker of mine did take advantage of a similar plan from the same company (Golden Rule Insurance) when he moved to PA.

  • @WorkingClass

    All one has to do is to look at the cosmetic surgery and LASIK eye surgery industries to see how health care should work in the real world.
     
    With respect this is apples and oranges. Wanting bigger tits is not the same thing as needing a bypass.

    With respect this is apples and oranges. Wanting bigger tits is not the same thing as needing a bypass.

    The improvements in quality for non insured services goes beyond cosmetic surgery and LASIK. Fertility treatments (generally not covered by insurance) have gotten less expensive and far more effective. i.e. Genetic screening of embryos used to cost $10k+ a few years ago. My wife and I spent $1,700 for a much more comprehensive test than you got for spending $10k in the past.

    Now back to major, non elective surgery such as your heart bypass example:

    If the general public cannot afford have the procedures, how will surgeons and hospitals survive if nobody is buying their product? The answer is the service must be made affordable. An example of this happening when the patient is the customer instead of an insurance company or a government:

    Bumrungrad International

    I went there myself, using a night clinic they offered. 45 minutes to get registered, treated, and meds from the pharmacy. Cost: $71. No insurance accepted. My job takes me into a lot of hospitals.. this was by far the best facility I have ever seen.

    There is an American outfit also going the no insurance route. They put pricing online for many common surgeries / procedures.

    https://surgerycenterok.com/

    • Replies: @WorkingClass
    Thanks. This is encouraging in that it shows it is insurance that drives up cost. It has reached the point where we can afford neither the insurance nor the care. And it's a racket sustained by graft. I'm 72. When I was a kid in third grade I needed an appendectomy. My father was able to pay for it out of pocket. But I had a father and he had a middle income pay check. I would like to see a free market in health care with the States providing assistance for those in need. Food, water, shelter and health care are necessary to sustain the lives of our families and our countrymen. It is shameful that healthcare is a political football and a gun at our heads. Your money or your life is not a choice if you have no money.
  • @Antiwar7
    Isn't that what the high-deductible plans do now? And a high-deductible PPO has a higher premium than an HMO. How do you explain that? How is that good?

    Isn’t that what the high-deductible plans do now?

    Yes, but HSAs have been authorized by half-measures. The problem is that the HSA portion is voluntary, which mean many people save nothing. Singapore addressed this issue with their system. The mandatory savings rate is about 36% of salary. The government run system (kind of like our Medicade) only kicks in when all other resources are exhausted. It is only a bare-bones care at best.

    A basic overview of the Singapore system:
    https://sg.get.com/sg/blog/healthcare-singapore-medishield-medisave-medifund/

    A more in depth description here:
    http://healthblog.ncpa.org/medisave-accounts-in-singapore/#sthash.QXMsZFFm.dpbs

  • Birth tourism is a result of birthright citizenship being granted to any baby who happens to be dropped on American soil. There are lots of financial privileges that ensue. From the L.A. Times: But it would be inhumane for American officials to force a Shanghai person to go home to the primitive wasteland that is...
  • @Anonymous
    What about foreign born wives married to American men? Should their kids get citizenship?

    This has already been addressed by Federal law: If at least on of the parents is a US citizen, the child is a US citizen, even if the birth is outside the United States or US territories.

  • From the New York Times: The Fear of Having a Son By ANDREW REINER OCT. 14, 2016 When my son, Macallah, was born five years ago, my college students asked how it felt to be a new father. “Terrifying,” I blurted. “All I can think about is bullying.” Silence and perplexed looks filled the room....
  • @Tracy
    No, "women" don't hate, hate, hate Trump; feminists do. Big difference. Every female in my family, my two female friends, and pretty much every woman talking about it on my 6,000 member discussion forum are all voting for him (along with my best guy friend, a black man). The only person in my family voting for Her is a guy -- a straight guy at that (I so don't get it, and, yes, I'm working on him). You might not buy it because the media don't give coverage to women who aren't feminist types, but we're here. Most definitely.

    And that slam against Sailer? Really? If you think people with brains are necessarily "wimpy dudes," I have a lot of people for you to meet (including a former MS Engineer with a slew of patents who could grapple you to the ground and kick your ass before you saw it coming, a 6'3" half-Mexican who's smart as Hell and has never backed away from a fight, a marine with a sky-high IQ whom I'd love you see you challenge, etc., etc. Hell, my little 5'6" Pops (R.I.P.), an Italian attorney -- the kind other lawyers would call for advice -- fought thugs who tried to rob him when he was in his 80s. "Dayum, he strong for an old man!").

    No, “women” don’t hate, hate, hate Trump; feminists do. Big difference.

    Maybe it is because I live in a deep blue part of a very blue state….

    I notice that many younger non-married women are really anti-Trump. Not sure if I would call the ones I know as ‘feminists’ though. Women it seems are hard wired to collectivism, unless it hurts them directly (i.e. makes her hubby breadwinner poorer). Even then, some wives will still vote hard left.

  • The article also says many fertility doctors observe that 80 percent of patients who are choosing their baby’s gender prefer girls.

    This is in the USA? Gender selection has never been much of an issue in the US because in IVF, when families chose to have two embryos implanted, it is normal to pick both a male and female.

    In other countries, the problem is the parents deciding to have only boys.

  • Trump took the stage today to the music of the big show tune from Les Miserables in front of a projected graphic adapted from the musical poster by some guy on the Internet named Keln. I haven't found an ideal video of it yet. Most of the videos shot by audience members have contrast and...
  • @Jack Hanson
    The illegal alien activist who was pissed about Trump saying illegals are rapists has just been charged with rape.

    Trump makes meme magic real.

    Link to story?

  • The rapid decline of the ITT for profit-college may represent a pivotal moment in modern history, as seen in rising challenges to predatory capitalism. ITT is in deep trouble, subject to numerous lawsuits, from the Securities and Exchange Commission and Consumer Finance and Protection Bureau (CFPB) for defrauding students. The con that is for-profit education...
  • The root of this evil, which has been covered at Unz and other sites, is the worst Supreme Court Decision of the 20th Century: Griggs vs. Duke Power.

    The decision enshrined the toxic concept of ‘disparate impact’ into law, making any form of aptitude and intelligence testing a legal mine field for businesses. If a protected class score lower on the testing, the tests are “discriminatory and racist”.

    Before Duke, it was not uncommon to come across a skilled tradesman (i.e. Millwright) or an engineer that had little or no post education schooling. A kid out of high school would apply for an engineering assistant job at a local A&E firm. He would take a series of written tests. If his IQ, spacial reasoning skills, and mechanical aptitude were high enough, the employer would figure he was worth spending the time and energy to train. A decade later, that kid would be a full fledged engineer studying to take his PE exam.

    That is all gone now. When I went out into the job market (1994) out of college, I found out almost no companies trained anymore. This made getting a job, despite having an engineering degree a frustrating experience. Later, I found out that the Duke decision was why this became the case.

    • Agree: Barnard
    • Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...
    I could not agree more.

    Griggs v. Duke Power made it necessary for employers to find some less reasonable but still valid system for filtering job applicants after the courts made objective testing of qualifications a litigious nightmare. Employers soon determined that academic credentialing sort of worked. Persons with a college or university diploma had at least demonstrated some minimum level of useful virtues. It was also hoped they'd graduated with an ability to read, write, compute, and reason at some basic level. This has all too often proved a forlorn hope.

    The essentially complete replacement of testing with credentialing meant that ambitious individuals had to spend tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on what was for many nothing more than a credential, a piece of paper with a registrar's seal. Institutions of "higher education" had a lock on this market and used their monopoly position to charge exorbitantly for their services and plow surpluses back into the growth of already bloated administrations.

    The nation's colleges and universities now charge hundreds of thousands of dollars to four-year students for diminished services and are raking in billions of dollars. This money in large measure is ultimately being extracted from taxpayers. "Student loans" are actually pass-throughs that go directly from the lender to the colleges and universities. Now that these have the money they could care less what happens to the student debtors. Many of these are locked into horrendously burdensome loans that they can never repay. The taxpayers will end up footing the bill.

  • Being as I am a curmudgeon, and delight in human folly and thoughts of huge asteroids, tsunamis, incurable plagues, continent-shattering volcanoes, and the Hillary administration, I follow the advance of robots with hope. They may finally end civilization as we know it. Currently they spread like kudzu. Herewith a few notes from my favorite technical...
  • In my field, the effects of technology has been very positive. The cost reduction and productivity increases have opened up new markets for us that originally were too expensive or just technologically impossible. Repetitive and time consuming tasks have been reduced or completely eliminated. This has been a boon for myself and fellow engineers allowing us to earn a good income.

    However, I see doom for a lot of jobs we associate with. For example: building management systems (BMS) which run the HVAC systems. What used to require a small team of people in each building is now going to where you will have a small team of people monitoring hundreds of buildings. There will still be field technicians, but with the monitoring and troubling shooting automated, you will need a lot fewer of them.

    If you can handle jobs that generally require 120+ IQ, chances are, you will remain employed. The productivity increases will drive the cost of consumer goods down, making your life better. If you are stuck in the world of manual and repetitive labor, your days of finding employment are numbered.

    I have no idea what the solution to this situation will be.

    • Agree: Jeff77450
    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted

    If you are stuck in the world of manual and repetitive labor, your days of finding employment are numbered.
     
    People without incomes, security or even a useful function in society don't need housing or consumption that they can't pay for. Your options, as noble Galtistas, are to enslave them for your own amusement, or bulldoze them into pits. Too dangerous to leave them running wild.
    Oh dear, seems there are now so many spare houses and manufactured goods, we don't need engineers and builders anymore. Well, at least for a few decades. Bye, 120+ IQ guys, guess you weren't part of the 0.01% all along ...
    , @IA

    If you are stuck in the world of manual and repetitive labor, your days of finding employment are numbered.

    I have no idea what the solution to this situation will be.
     
    I should think a servant culture, like India.
  • From the NYT ... California is only 8% counted.
  • @Judah Benjamin Hur

    IMMIGRATION is the crisis of our time, and, the most important issue facing USA/Europe & Australia.
     
    No, the main problem is low fertility. Immigration just speeds up the process of Third Worldization, but low fertility is the primary cause. To put it another way, low fertility is the deep hole, immigration is digging deeper.

    To address the low fertility problem would take a social ‘reset’ that I don’t think is possible (in the short term) short of a cataclysmic event (like a giant extinction level comet smacking planet earth).

    We have turned our young people into debt slaves in the pursuit of worthless degrees. To fix that, ‘disparate impact’ ,birthed from one of the worst SCOTUS rulings of the 20th Century, Griggs vs. Duke Power, will need to be scrapped (which is now encoded into federal law).

    Feminism and the glorification of perversions like transgenderism is toxic to family formation.

    Taxing the hell out of people that work so there is no chance of the wife staying at home (unless willing to put up with a major reduction in the standard of living) discourages having kids. While giving sub 85 IQ parasites EBT cards, WIC, and other gimmie-dats which allows them to breed without consequence.

    The list goes on.

    All of the above is enforced via the iron hand of government in one way or another. If we were to enter a period of anarchy, feminists, transgenders, and anyone dependent on something like EBT are all gone within a year. No man is going to put up with them whilst fighting to keep food on the table and the lights on.

  • @Mike Sylwester
    I voted for Cruz today in New Jersey.

    I favored Trump, because of his immigration positions, from August through November 2015. Since Trump was a novice in political campaigning, I thought that he would have to learn a lot from his new experience. I expected that he would improve his positions, his rhetoric and his collaboration with advisers and experts. However, he has not improved any of those qualities, to the present day.

    When Cruz published a satisfactory position on immigration, I switched to Cruz at the beginning of December 2015.

    I'll vote for Trump in the general election, but I sure dislike his impulsive behavior and scatter-brain speeches.

    He will not improve. He will make unwarranted foolish statements all the time from now until November.

    I did the same as you in the hope that at least some of Cruz’s delegates would get picked. Cruz had some stand up people on his ticket. Trump’s were all Chris Christie minions. In case there is more than one ballot, who is a delegate will really matter. Anything can happen between now and the convention.

    Trump’s scatter brained speeches work well with the public at large. The majority of the public are not critical thinkers and a speech charged with emotion over substance has an appeal. If Trump got into the nuances of Keynesian vs. Austrian / Fresian economics or even tried to address the coming entitlement implosion (assuming he is even capable of doing so) his supporters would lose interest or revolt.

    I just hope Trump, if he wins the general, hires some very smart and detailed people. He will need them badly.

    • Replies: @Travis
    In New Jersey you could vote for Trump and then vote for the Cruz Delegates. This is what I did.
    , @Wanderer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89g1P_J40JA

    Yeah, he inherited his billions and has been so lucky that all his business opponents were morons.
  • I recently wondered about why Americans had switched over so whole-heartedly from butter to margarine in the prosperous postwar years. From commenter Piltdown Man it looks like for a family of five with a busdriver father making $1,300 per year and a stay at home mother in 1932-34, 90 pounds of butter per year at...
  • @Ezra1
    Although the cultural history is interesting, I think it is probably just a matter of Econ 101.

    According to BLS Producer Price Index, butter inflation was faster in the late 1940's than margarine inflation. The relative price is very cyclical, but the mid sixties era price premium for butter seemed to consistently close to 30% above where it was in 1947. Beginning in the late 1980s, the butter price premium fell off a cliff. The relative price of butter vs. margarine went as low as 50% of where it was in the 1940's but seems to hover about 20-30% lower than the post-war period.

    So there you have it, butter was expensive in 1950-1990 and the price gap narrowed a lot over the last 25 years. Consumption responded accordingly.

    Much of that price inflation was due to the price controls implemented by the federal and state governments to keep the price of dairy products high (to support dairy farmers).

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    I agree that the federal government intervened (and still intervenes) ham-handedly to "help" farmers. But like most government programs to "help" anybody, it has been a massive failure. Milk prices have plummeted even as inflation has soared.
  • Why did we eat margarine instead of butter for all those years? Butter is great. From the WSJ: Butter consumption dropped during WWII but margarine consumption shot up right after the war. There really was a sense in th
  • Government farm support / price controls made butter relatively very expensive (much more in the past than now). My parents used butter sparingly (they were really broke early in their marriage) due to the cost. So margarine was a less expensive alternative.

    Butter adjusting for inflation is a lot cheaper now than it was 40 or 50 years ago.

  • I'm willing to take clear stands on issues, including some controversial ones, regardless of ideology or political orientation. Maybe you'll agree with me and maybe you'll disagree with me, but at least you'll know what I believe. As a U.S. Senator, I'll carefully listen to both sides of every issue, do my own research, and...
  • @Reg Cæsar

    Raising the minimum wage makes great politics but it doesn’t deliver economically
     
    The original point of the minimum wage was not directly to raise the marginal worker's hourly wage, but to do so indirectly by outlawing competition from coolies bohunks crackers darkies underpriced labor from outside the community.

    So it makes a huge difference whether the underpricing worker is a citizen or not. One has a right to be here and compete for work; the other is here as a privilege. (Especially since a low-wage life contributes little to the public treasury, while often requiring withdrawals, i.e., public subsidy.)

    I wish Ron would address this particular point.

    I am for bringing a halt to immigration… illegal and most of the legal. When you add in the job costs of the school costs, crime, welfare etc.. that cheap labor is VERY expensive.

    I just strongly disagree with Mr. Unz that raising the minimum wage will ‘price’ the illegal labor out of the market. Illegals will just move to the underground economy. You have to get them to leave, voluntarily (enforcing E-verify and other methods of making life intolerable here) or by force (Operation Wetback II).

    Price controls (the minimum wage is a price control on labor) in the end hurt those who are at the bottom of the job ladder.

    My first job as a 16 year old I got hired for one reason.. I was so cheap that my employer had little to loose in giving me a chance. After 4 months I was over minimum wage because he didn’t want me to leave for a better paying job. This was in 1986 and we hadn’t been overrun with illegals yet. Teenagers did the crappy low paying jobs.. not some illiterate invader from a village in Honduras..

  • On the minimum wage:

    You can never force a business to pay someone more than their labor is worth. The only people who are going to benefit are those who sell and service the automation systems that will replace the lowest paid entry level jobs. Why $12? Why not $15 or $150? Raising the minimum wage makes great politics but it doesn’t deliver economically. All we are going to do is create an even bigger pool of unemployable teenagers and others with limited skills.

    BTW: The wage is not the ‘wage cost’. Back when I had a small payroll, to pay someone $14 per hour it actually cost me $21 after factoring in the cost of workman’s comp, liability insurance, and government imposed fees / taxes (all of which were tied to the wage rate). Far more can be done by addressing these government mandated costs that sap the take home pay of everyone.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Raising the minimum wage makes great politics but it doesn’t deliver economically
     
    The original point of the minimum wage was not directly to raise the marginal worker's hourly wage, but to do so indirectly by outlawing competition from coolies bohunks crackers darkies underpriced labor from outside the community.

    So it makes a huge difference whether the underpricing worker is a citizen or not. One has a right to be here and compete for work; the other is here as a privilege. (Especially since a low-wage life contributes little to the public treasury, while often requiring withdrawals, i.e., public subsidy.)

    I wish Ron would address this particular point.

  • I've been interested in the topic of lesbian eugenics for most of the century, although judging from Google, the concept of "lesbian eugenics" has occurred to barely anybody else. I think the usual logic is: - Lesbians are Good. - Eugenics is Bad. - Therefore, logically, the phrase "lesbian eugenics" Does Not Compute. Beep. In...
  • @whorefinder
    So lesbians are even dumber than we supposed--and dangerous to themselves and others.

    Funny, it was gay men's mental instability that most people worried about throughout history and today, what with the high propensity for impulsive behavior and mob violence and sociopathy (e.g. Ernest Rohm, the Stonewall Riots after Judy Garland died, the AIDS partner trading).

    But lesbians were viewed as benignly mentally disabled and rather laughable. They'd go off in the woods all man-hating and either disappear on some tiny commune or come back for their meds and get committed.

    But now we're having major problems where lesbians, for political reasons, are having children, and their mental deficiencies are going to be visited on innocent children---such as their inability to tell obvious scams from a mile away, or their inability to choose stable genetic fathers for their children. This does not bode well.

    My experience with lesbians as tenants and neighbors (in the past I had a bunch):

    Lesbian couples seem to do nothing but fight with each other.. constantly. As a landlord it seemed every time a lesbian couple moved in, one would move out within months, and / or I would get a request to change the locks.

    The relationship meltdowns were epic at times, complete with me getting dragged into one lesbian trying to regain access to the apartment to retrieve her stuff, screaming matches, crying, and other drama.

    The conventional wisdom is that lesbian couples are stable while gay male couples are not. Frankly, lesbians were the most unstable I have had to deal with over the past 20 years or so.

    IMHO, lesbian divorce will be a sight to behold once cases start working their respective ways through the court systems. Family court should be interesting to watch as well. Who will the court favor for custody when both are women?

    Another thing I have noticed (granted, I am not looking at a large sample size here) is that when the lesbian couples go the IVF route, they tend to favor having boys over girls. I would be curious to see what the stats are on a national scale.

    I pity any boy growing up in such a household though.

    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Interesting.

    As strange as it might sound male homosexuals generally possess the quintessence of typical masculine characteristics - they are into sex. Lots and lots of sex at every available opportunity with every available partner. Also, they have the ability to cooperate and bond and teamwork with other gays hardly known to them, for the 'greater good' and to ease the smooth running of relationships.

    So it seems that lesbians have the quintessence of feminine characteristics, namely the spite, cattiness, suspicion and hostility instinctively thrown at anyone who is thought to possibly be 'rival'.
    And I doubt that their sex lives are anything to write home about.
    , @Triumph104
    Black female homosexuals are exceptionally violent. They have multiple fight videos on YouTube.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwr8-3mQ4PfjaWVAlVcyCVhDeuGnTxH9f


    The two WNBA-related shootings involved all blacks and one murder. Last year WNBA players Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson were arrested for domestic-violence. Johnson said she received a concussion from hits Griner made to her head. The two married a month later and Johnson had twins through a physician. The twins were premature and reportedly have serious health problems. Johnson is suing for increased child support.

    http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/wnba/mercury/2016/04/14/brittney-griner-former-wife-glory-johnson-spar-over-child-support/83039942/
    , @AnotherDad

    Frankly, lesbians were the most unstable I have had to deal with over the past 20 years or so.
     
    Seriously ... how can this be a surprise. It's a "romantic" relationship with not one but *two* women.
    , @Brutusale
    The two lesbians whose case brought SSM to Massachusetts had a marriage that lasted TWO WHOLE YEARS.
  • From The Atlantic: What Trump and Cruz Should Learn From Belgium In calling for policies that alienate Muslims, the Republican candidates are trying to make America more like Europe. Right after the attacks in Brussels on Tuesday, Donald Trump did something bizarre. He spoke the truth. Appearing on Fox and Friends, the GOP presidential frontrunner...
  • One thing I remember about grade school and bullies:

    The thing that worried me most was not making the bully angrier, but what the grown-ups would do to me afterwards. The bullied kid fighting back got punished worse than what the bullies received. I know this.. I experienced this in 7th grade when I put my tormentor (I was really small for my age and he was big for his) in a tracheal choke (those Judo lessons came in handy), rendering him into the fetal position gasping in pain. I nearly got suspended with a number of phone calls to my parents (I had a mortal fear of my Dad at the time.. who wasn’t the most understanding type).

    Now as an adult, my fear is that we might have our own leftist ‘bullies’ intimidating us on the right at the polling station. The authorities will give them a pass but bring the full force of “the law” down on the rest of us should we meet force with greater force.

  • On the night when Hillary Clinton successfully played the racial-socialist card in the South Carolina Democratic primary against the white left-looney Sandersistas, I feel free to begin my reflections on Thursday night’s CNN debate in Houston—I stayed awake, it was entertaining, or at any rate as close to entertaining as politics gets—with a couple of...
  • @Connecticut Famer
    "Putting your life in the hands of government bureaucrats isn’t optimal, but my English relatives grumble less about their healthcare than we do, so it’s not that bad, and it works out way cheaper, with far less annoying paperwork."

    Agreed. Though it may not happen in my lifetime, I suspect that for good or for ill (probably the latter!) eventually America will go over to a single-payer system---in essence dropping the number "65" from Medicare. As a sop to the private carriers, they will be charged with administering the program in consideration for a fee. Recipients will be given the choice to purchase "gap insurance", supplementary coverage, from private insurers. I wouldn't even want to hazard a guess as to the cost or whether in fact such a proposal could even work long term, given that 50 years after its enactment Medicare itself is in deep, deep trouble.

    Some problems in life just don't have solutions I'm afraid.

    Medicare though is even in worse financial shape than Social Security. In the UK btw you can buy private healthcare. There is a hospital in Bangkok that pretty much caters to people from Europe who can’t afford the private care or are put on an endless waiting list in their government run systems.

    Canada is the country that did ban private care until the ban was overturned in a Canadian court. When I lived in Vermont, there were a lot of cars with Canadian license plates at the local hospitals and clinics. Canada had an industry where care would get outsourced to the states. Free care isn’t a bargain when the waiting list is forever.

    For a solution, I would look towards what Singapore has done as a starting point for fixing the system here in the USA.

    http://healthblog.ncpa.org/medisave-accounts-in-singapore/

    http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/singapores-health-care-system-holds-lessons-for-u-s/

  • When presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talks about income inequality, and when other candidates speak about the minimum wage and food stamps, what are they really talking about? Whether they know it or not, it’s something like this. My Working Life Then A few years ago, I wrote about my experience enmeshed in the minimum-wage economy,...
  • @Chris Mallory
    Half the population probably isn't smart enough to be x-ray techs. Their jobs have been either sent overseas or taken by immigrants.

    My cousin became one and earned enough for a wife and a family. He spent half his youth drunk, stoned, and in trouble with the law, but managed to pull his act together in his early 20s.

    He barely passed high school and frankly isn’t the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree of life. So being an X-ray tech can’t be too impossible for the majority of the population. If my cousin could do it, so can a lot of other people

  • @boogerbently
    We have job openings for X-ray techs we can't fill, for years now.
    2 years school, $50-70K/yr.
    We are being asked to subsidize the least productive segment of society, simply because they are too lazy to improve their skills.
    Quit blaming jobs going overseas. Quit blaming the inferior school system.
    Blame drug use and the nanny state for killing kids ambitions.

    Blame drug use and the nanny state for killing kids ambitions.

    This…

    I had a major issue with drug use with some of the people I would hire. When they were broke, they were clean (nothing would show up on a piss test). However, after about three months of getting steady paychecks (enough time to get debt paid off) they would start to ‘party’. Each one was fired for showing up on the job stupid and wasted. It would start out with the guys paid of Friday and spending the entire weekend high. One guy I knew in a similar field started paying his guys on Mondays as they would be too busy working to get high. By Friday, their money was gone anyway, so they had to stay clean on the weekends. Finally he got tired of dealing with it and just hired illegals (who didn’t do drugs nearly as much).

    The guys who did a lot of pot in the past to present were the worst, even when they were sober. No ambition, serious lapse in logic, and a lack of control over their own emotions. These traits were universal among the pot heads.

    I wonder if pot legalization will make things worse. Will we eventually end up with pot so potent that we end up with legions of wasteoids? Sort of like China right before the communist revolution (heroin though). The commies fixed the problem by killing all the junkies.

  • @Biff

    1. Cheap Labor
    2. Cheap government (taxes / regulation)
    3. Cheap energy
     
    The largest, and most expensive government in the world is now "cheap"?

    I did a poor job of writing that. You can have manufacturing if you have one of the three. We have cheap energy.

    Sorry for the confusion

  • @Anonymous
    The first comment to bring up immigration. That took a while. Here in Canada, my teenage kids make well above the $11/hour minimum wage. They choose their shifts, are treated very well by managers and are offered as many hours as they want. No teenager cannot not find work. The only adults I know who make minimum wage are seniors who work part-time at Walmarts and the like. And, of course, we have no need for medical insurance. There is significant demand in most regions for seniors to re-enter the workforce. A few years ago, during a severe labour shortage, the government of the day opened the doors to temporary foreign workers. When those jobs started drying up, the program was ended. Foreign workers went home. Jobs for locals were (to a great degree) restored. Easy.

    Apart from all the other problems in the US that have been identified above, the elephant in the room is the massive downward pressure on wages caused by tens of millions of Mexicans and Central Americans. As a Canadian observer, while Trump isn't my cup of tea, one has to believe that a southern wall could do more to help low wage Americans than any other single policy.

    Here in Canada, my teenage kids make well above the $11/hour minimum wage. They choose their shifts, are treated very well by managers and are offered as many hours as they want.

    That was my experience as well back in the boom time of the 1980s. We had a growing economy, yet my area wasn’t invaded yet by illegals. I got my first job at minimum wage $3.35 in 1986. Once I proved that I wasn’t a layabout and learned the basics of the job, I got a raise. We used to have customers walk into the store who ran their own businesses. It was pretty regular to have them try to hire myself or the other teenagers working there away. My boss HAD to raise my pay to keep me there.

    I worked that retail job and sometimes put in extra hours at the restaurant next door washing dishes. I never was abused. If I was, I would have walked out. At 16 years old I had a pile of cash in my wallet and put a fair amount of $$$ away. Even bought myself a car.

    Those crappy summer and after school jobs were probably the best education I got as a teen. What I learned there really helped prepare me for the adult world.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    My 14 year old boy has been offered a job this summer by someone who's known him for a couple of years and I'm guiding the boy through the morass of child labor laws so he can make it easy on the boss.
  • @CanSpeccy

    the USA has a major advantage in what I call “The 3 Cheaps”

    1. Cheap Labor
    2. Cheap government (taxes / regulation)
    3. Cheap energy
     

    1. Cheap labor. Really?

    According to CNN the labor cost of producing a shirt in the US is $7.47 versus US$0.22 in Bangladesh. Looks like the Deshis have quite a competitive advantage still.

    2. Cheap government (taxes / regulation). Really?

    Surely not as cheap as Bangladesh, where they make shirts in collapsible factories that kill hundreds of what must be easily replaced workers.

    3. Cheap energy. Really?

    How many megawatt hours does it take to make a shirt?

    Edit: I should have been more clear in my post. We have advantage in ONE of the ‘3 cheaps’.

    We don’t have cheap labor or cheap government. We do have cheap energy who’s supplies are reliable. In particular natural gas. Cogeneration (putting a small power plant in a facility and then using the waste heat to run heating / cooling systems) is big now in the USA due to we have some of the cheapest gas in the world.

    How much would it cost to make that shirt if a robot was doing it? I gave you an example of a textile mill that brought production back from Asia. Robots + cheap energy > cheap labor in India or China. Their main cost is not payroll but the electric bill. This is just one of example of what is happening with manufacturing since the price collapse of natural gas.

    How long do you think before robots go from making textiles to shirts?

    I am linking a NYT article below about the textile mill. Hopefully it won’t end up in moderation purgatory:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/20/business/us-textile-factories-return.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

  • @Carlton Meyer
    Three points:

    1. The minimum wage in Australia is $17.29 an hour. So yes, $15 an hour here is doable. This was recently implemented in a few American cities and chaos was predicted, but price adjustments were made and the world did not end. That would shed tens of billions of dollars in government assistance costs, and boost tax collections! As wages rise, so do social security tax collections and even income taxes since millions of low wage earners have higher wage spouses.

    2. Corporate sponsored Obama never made a serious effort to raise the minimum wage, even when his party controlled Congress. Walmart recently boosted wages around a dollar an hour, but this occurred just after a federal judge blocked Obama's illegal attempt to grant work visas to five million illegals.

    3. Selfish and ignorant Americans love to blame low wager earners for their fate. They don't understand that in our economy good jobs are limited, so it's a game of musical chairs. Many of the best employees I encounter work in these low paid jobs.

    The minimum wage in Australia is $17.29 an hour. So yes, $15 an hour here is doable.

    Two points:

    The pay rate for teenagers who do a of the retail work is much lower. Rates are dependent on age, job title, if you are a trainee, etc. It is actually a bit of a pain to look up the rates. One sample I did look up (17 year old, retail, not a supervisor, not a trainee, part time, not working late nights):
    $11.39 per hour. This (as of today) is equal to about $8.06 per hour in US dollars.

    Some prices (food in particular) is higher in Australia than in the USA. So your dollar for many items will have less purchasing power.

  • @JackOH
    Based on Peter's essay and your own observations, would anyone commenting here hazard a judgment on whether America's been made better or worse by the workings of capital and government the past twenty or fifty years? (That's not intended to be a smart-alecky question. I don't have a snap answer other than, maybe, some things are better and some important things seem a lot worse.)

    Based on Peter’s essay and your own observations, would anyone commenting here hazard a judgment on whether America’s been made better or worse by the workings of capital and government the past twenty or fifty years?

    Government? I think government has been more of an impediment than a help. I am not arguing for anarchy. However, I think much of what the government has done to try to ‘help’ has retarded economic growth and distorted the labor market.

    Has things gotten better? Yes… Compared to how my parents lived when they were young and raising a family (1950s and 1960s).. I spend far less of my take home pay on essentials than they did: Food, clothing, consumables (i.e. stuff like paper towels). Far more of my pay is available to spend and invest as a see fit, which at my age, I have a better standard of living when my Dad was the same age as me (even though I earn less than he did at the time).

    Without the advances in computers and automation, my job (we are not wanting for work) wouldn’t exist. In the past it didn’t exist. You couldn’t do it because without our computers, software, and the cloud, the labor costs to do it would be so high what I do for a living would never be cost effective.

    For people who are smart enough to do math and handle complicated electro-mechanical devices.. employment opportunities have gotten better. For those with barely a high school education and a 85 or lower IQ, without welfare (EBT card, Section 8) life would be damn near impossible for many today.

    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
    The things that have gotten better that you describe occurred in spite of political policies.

    https://mises.org/library/democratic-leviathan

    Theory is no substitute for history, of course, yet without a firm grasp of theory, serious errors in the interpretation of historical data are unavoidable. For instance, the outstanding historian Carroll Quigley claims that the invention of fractional-reserve banking has been a major cause of the unprecedented expansion of wealth associated with the Industrial Revolution, while countless historians have associated the economic plight of Soviet-style socialism with the absence of democracy.

    From a theoretical viewpoint, such interpretations must be rejected. An increase in the paper money supply cannot lead to greater prosperity but only to wealth redistribution. The explosion of wealth during the Industrial Revolution took place despite fractional-reserve banking. Similarly, the economic plight of socialism cannot be due to the absence of democracy. Instead, it is caused by the absence of private property in factors of production.

    "Received history" is full of such misinterpretations. Theory allows us to rule out certain historical reports as impossible and incompatible with the nature of things. By the same token, it allows us to uphold certain other things as historical possibilities, even if they have not yet been tried.
     
  • @MarkinLA
    Well you don't have to add to the problem by importing millions of immigrants and guest workers. I am not against automation. I am against off-shoring. The idea that you are saving anything because some barefoot peasant in Vietnam is making your tennis shoe is ridiculous. What is happening is Nike is making 50 dollars a pair for those 60 dollar shoes, the transportation company is getting 5 dollars, and the subcontractor in Vietnam is getting 5 dollars with one dollar going to the worker who made the shoes. There is no reason those jobs can't stay in the US.

    My wife works in fashion. The costs spread is actually much higher. Operating margins are very tight in the fashion industry. You pay far less for clothes now than you did 30 years ago (after adjusting for inflation).

    The cost advantage of the cheap labor has actually been disappearing of late (China’s labor is not longer that cheap).

    But back to your point on cheap labor:

    The USA, contrary to conventional wisdom, has been having a renaissance of sorts when it comes to manufacturing. We have had a lot of manufacturing capacity come back to the USA. The reason is because the USA has a major advantage in what I call “The 3 Cheaps”

    1. Cheap Labor
    2. Cheap government (taxes / regulation)
    3. Cheap energy

    Energy is ‘cheap’ here compared the rest of the world.

    Cases in point:

    A textile manufacturer in 2010 moved production back to the USA from Asia. Textiles pretty much disappeared in the 1990s as China and India opened up. This plant in question back in at its peak in the 1980s had over 2,000 workers. When it re-opened in 2010 for the same amount of yarn produced, the factory now has 140 workers.

    A few night ago I had a talk with a plant manager from a bottling plant. Their output has increased but they have eliminated 2/3rds of the workforce. Again, from automation.

    In both cases, the biggest cost concern is now electricity, not the cost of labor. Production is returning to the USA, but not the labor. The jobs that are there are going to be very low pay (which will continue to be replaced by machines) or high skill (high pay) such as engineers, millwrights, etc. The days of earning a solid middle class existence working on an assembly line are gone.

    • Replies: @dc.sunsets

    The days of earning a solid middle class existence working on an assembly line are gone.
     
    The US Middle Class arose during the post-WW2 years when the rest of the world was bombed into dust leaving well-paying industrial jobs available for people of very, very modest aptitudes.

    People who could barely do basic math eventually developed living standards above all but the royalty of other nations. If this was not an artifact of that moment in history, what was?

    Masses of people don't live in luxury, except in extraordinary circumstances (and those conditions are certainly temporary.) The destruction of the US Middle Class simply reflects the fact that when the rest of the world is included in an economy, any conditions that linger from before will disappear. I don't think there's any way back from that.

    I don't know what's to become of people who can't compete with highly intelligent, highly motivated, highly capable, highly creative "knowledge workers." I do know that extremely few, like <5% of the US populace, are competitive in this arena and can produce and see their production amplified by automation.

    This fact is going to run headlong into the Politics of Envy fueled by socialist democracy, which all but insures the mob will choose cannibal democracy in coming years unless the West lurches toward an autocratic political system.

    The best I hope for is that automation causes a collapse in the cost of maintaining a basic living, such that people adapt in ways not now obvious and life goes on.
    , @CanSpeccy

    the USA has a major advantage in what I call “The 3 Cheaps”

    1. Cheap Labor
    2. Cheap government (taxes / regulation)
    3. Cheap energy
     

    1. Cheap labor. Really?

    According to CNN the labor cost of producing a shirt in the US is $7.47 versus US$0.22 in Bangladesh. Looks like the Deshis have quite a competitive advantage still.

    2. Cheap government (taxes / regulation). Really?

    Surely not as cheap as Bangladesh, where they make shirts in collapsible factories that kill hundreds of what must be easily replaced workers.

    3. Cheap energy. Really?

    How many megawatt hours does it take to make a shirt?

    , @Biff

    1. Cheap Labor
    2. Cheap government (taxes / regulation)
    3. Cheap energy
     
    The largest, and most expensive government in the world is now "cheap"?
  • @dc.sunsets
    Another (absolutely) harrowing anecdote that is beside the point.

    "Work" in the USA today is so regulated that pointing fingers at firms (big and small) is a waste of time. How much does a employee cost, per hour, to the EMPLOYER today?

    Have you compared that to the Nirvana of 1968's Peak Minimum Wage?

    I don't have the figures in front of me, but as I understand it, if you add the "employer's share" of FICA, unemployment insurance, liability insurance, reserves for race/sex/etc. lawsuits, and the rest of the Kitchen Sink (you did allude to the burden of medical insurance mandates), the figure is absolutely double the "wage" earned by the employee.

    If you're not willing to include those regulatory burdens, your position is invalid on its face.

    THIS is why self-serve kiosks are springing up in every retail establishment. THIS is why manufacturing jobs are not return to the USA even as manufacturing plants may do so.

    As far as I'm concerned, the utter destruction of decent jobs in the USA is a symptom of the astonishing level of economic friction now present in the form of the Medical-Insurance-Industrial Complex, the Higher Ed-Financier-Industrial Complex and the Law Firm-Industrial-Complex.

    A solid 80% of medical services exist only because of monopoly-systems and outrageous violations of price-fixing law condoned by Federal and State political systems. Denninger has harped about this incessantly, and he's right. The same is true for Higher Ed and let's face it, Lawsuit Trolling is elevated to a High Art Form in the USA; who do you think pays for all the race-based and sex-based legal extortion that stalks every employer in the land?

    All of these systems are dead-weight losses, a perfection of the Concentrated Benefit, Diffuse Cost robbery of our Corporatist political system.

    The wage/work/job system in the USA is broken. The damned GOVERNMENT did it (well, actually it is the demons and sociopaths and miscreants who populate the organizational flow chart of the political system, the lobbyists and the corporate and interest group managers involved) and I'm sorry but expecting the same people and perverse system that BROKE employment to FIX it is about as stupid as any notion on Planet Earth.

    Raise the minimum wage. Double it. Triple it.

    It WON'T FIX the problem. It won't even paper over it (because firms will simply redouble efforts to get customers to perform tasks previously done by employees.)

    If you don't properly diagnose the pathology, every attempt at cure makes the disease WORSE.

    Back when I had small company with a very small payroll:

    For me to pay someone $13 per hour actually cost me $21 per hour. A higher degree of unemployment insurance and other costs are actually on the “employer” side of the paycheck. I didn’t even offer health insurance. If I did, I would be well over $25 per hour, which priced the service I did out of the market.

    The populous at large really don’t have a clue how government mandates have made employing a human being very expensive. With those costs increasing due to the ACA and the $15 minimum wage, I expect much of retail will be manned by machines in the very near future.

  • From NBC News: That's kind of an insulting thing to say, no? Just 27 days in Iowa ... clearly not enough for Iowans to get to know the real ¡Jeb¡
  • @Pomegranate
    Now Trump can say that Iowa let him down and campaign in dumping Ethanol when he campaigns in OK and TX.

    Cruz had to stand against Ethanol. If he looses this election he'd have a serious primary issue on his hands in his home state if he supported Ethanol when WTI is like $32 or whatever it is today. That would have been a real knife in the back of his own constituents.

    With the exception of corn growers and companies like ADM, ethanol is a net loser. It reduces your mileage and can ruin engines (marine engines in particular) due to ethanol’s affinity for water and corrosive effect on polymer seals.

    The sooner the ethanol mandate is gone the better.

    • Agree: MEH 0910, Desiderius
    • Replies: @tbraton
    I think the proper term for federally mandated ethanol produced from corn is "boondoggle." Even the high priest of man-made global warming, Al Gore, conceded a few years ago that ethanol was a boondoggle, and, ironically, he admitted that the only reason he supported ethanol was to placate Tennessee farmers when he was running for the Senate and to placate Iowa farmers when he was running for President in 2000.
    , @greysquirrell
    When I was driving through Nebraska, the cheapest fuel was E85 Ethanol added gas but I never used it because the BTUs in ethanol gas is lower than regular unleaded.

    Corn ethanol as one of those green technologies that looked good at the start but once you factor in the lower energy density and the increased cost to produce it, it isn't an advantage. Just corporate welfare for the big corn ethanol producers.
  • The U.S. has some big problems that require bold solutions. Unfortunately, books about solutions to our society's problems are often given short shrift by reviewers or languish on our bookshelves. As I often say, this country has more problems than it deserves and more solutions than it uses. Now comes S. David Freeman. In 1974...
  • Unless someone invents a super capacitor (note: i did NOT say ‘battery’) that delivers the same energy density as a tank of gasoline, electric cars will never be cost effective.

    The reliance on batteries which are resource intensive (there isn’t enough lithium on the planet that can be mined to make all the necessary batteries), cannot be instantly charged, and have internal resistance (heat.. which is why lithium batteries sometimes burst into flames) is the electric car’s Achilles Heal.

  • Paul Verhoeven gave an incredible interview to Paul M. Simon for The Making of Starship Troopers. On p. 138, Verhoeven let slip this truth, which is incredibly revealing for what this classic movie actually represents: I can still remember when I convinced a friend to see Starship Troopers with me in November 1997. We left...
  • R. Neville:

    I second your opinion on the director of the movie. The movie for me was un-watchable: Terrible execution of science fiction and the movie oozed with contempt for Heinlein's work.

    As much as I hate all the remakes coming out of Hollywood, I wouldn't mind if this one was re-made. With the difference being the director is not a leftist tool who uses the movie to slam Heinlein's story theme.

  • PK Note: So this is one of the happiest times of my life, but one where I feel a great opportunity was missed. If you search through the SBPDL archives, you'll find some of the most insightful research available on Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans and the racial history of New Orleans (hint: without its...
  • Pat Boyle : I support you on the idea of getting rid of public education. When I have free time, I like to do historical research on various topics. Public education is one topic I have been reading up on. Some things that I have learned so far:

    1. Government run public schools with mandatory attendance didn't come about until the late 19th and early 20th century, during the height of the 'Progressive' era. When I read the writings of those who championed public education (i.e. John Dewey), it became clear to me that socialization and not education was the primary purpose. Public schools were about social engineering.

    2. The United States, even during periods of very high immigration (pre 1924) was a very literate nation, which was in stark contrast to much of Europe at the time. Alexis de Tocqueville observed this during his travels in the United States that from a farmers to merchants, it was expected that a man & woman must know how to read and write. Schooling back then was done through one's church, a local private institution, or at home (a mother's job was to teach her children how to read and write). In fact, in Massachusetts, the literacy rate in the 1980s was lower than it was in the 1890s (literacy defined as reading above a 5th grade level).

    3. Since the 1990s, spending on public education continues to outpace inflation yet there has been no real improvement in state wide test scores.

    I pay about $35k a year in property taxes to the schools here. Property tax money only covers about 15% of the cost. The rest is made up by income and sales taxes. If the tax burden to support the schools (which cost over $22k per student) was taken away, I could afford far more easily to have my wife stay home to educate the kids at home. With the resources available today (something our well educated home schooled Founders did not have) it is much easier to home school.

    As a kid, I went through 92%+ white suburban school system. #1 was in full force in that place as there was a lot of indoctrination that went on. At times I think back at the crap that the teachers tried to drive into my head and how I would NEVER want my own kid to go through that. Many of the far left wing moonbats weren't born. They were molded over a twelve year period paid for by your tax dollars.

  • For 39 of the past 47 years, a Republican has been the mayor of Indianapolis. No matter the purported "conservative" rule, black violence in the city is on par with that found in Baltimore and St. Louis. It should go without saying, but without a black population, Indianapolis would be violent crime free.[City leader pushing...
  • I have some experience in developing properties in distressed urban areas, as I renovated dilapidated properties and rented them out (pre-housing bubble days). Basically in my late 20s I became a small time landlord. You can rent out decent, re-developed apartments, assuming you have several factors in play:

    1. Low crime. It doesn't matter how awesome the apartment is or how cheap the price.. decent people (no Section 8) will not move into a neighborhood where they are going to be assaulted and burglarized. Unless there is effective law enforcement you can forget about renting with success.

    2. Good public transportation. Urban areas have a major advantage over suburbs.. everything you need is withing walking distance or a short commute away. It is a major convenience to get to your job in under 30 minutes WITHOUT the expense of a car. Rail beats buses by miles as trains don't get stuck in traffic.

    3. Effective city services. Government plays a roll in the form of trash collection, fixing pot holes, and maintaining infrastructure. City government that become corrupt patronage mills drive out businesses due to not delivering services or increasing costs due to excessive taxation, permit costs, demand of payoffs, or excessive fines (where "enforcement" is all about raising revenue) will destroy the local economy.

    I didn't mention schools because frankly, with the increase in non public education alternatives (i.e. home schooling) I think schools will be less of a factor. Years ago, when home schooling here was illegal, my parents had to move away from a home my mom loved. Why? My sister was getting mugged daily by a gang of black kids (grade school mind you). Back then white people had to flee to keep their kids safe because the government didn't allow you to chose how to educate your kids. Unless of course, you could afford a really expensive private school.

    Today I just wish I had an option to 'opt out' of paying property taxes to the local school district. With what I pay, I could educate my tenant's kids and two of my own via a few tutors and my wife as a stay at home mom. The public schools here spend $24k+ per student yet student performance is at the bottom 25% in state exams.

  • It's a headline that should send chills down your spine. [Atlanta home invasion: ‘Please don’t shoot, I have a little baby’, AJC.com, August 19, 2015]: Michael Lash knew he had a broken leg and he couldn’t feel his other foot. One bullet had gone in the front of his thigh and out the back. While...
  • Anonymous Anonymous said…

    At one time, Christians were very good at defending themselves. I don't see how being a Christian automatically equates to being an emasculated eunuch who is concerned with the well-being of people who just tried to kill him and his wife.

    I was speaking in regards to the present day mainline churches version of Christianity. My experience with them is they interpret the New Testament with such zeal for pacifism that its followers should roll over and be slaughtered in the face of evil…. Lest one dare to raise a hand in his own defense; an act for which a man will be damned.

    I leave it to others to define what 'classic' Christianity really says. For me, what is the contemporary version of interpretation is worthy of nothing less than contempt.

  • The man's reaction details one of the reasons I was utterly hostile towards Christianity in my youth. As a very kid, I went though a period of religious 'conditioning'. Even at that young age, I rebelled against that turn-the-cheek-be-a-victim nonsense that was being drilled into me.

    The mainline churches condition people with toxic levels of pacifism at a very young age. I suspect this man was gelded at a very young age via religious instruction.

  • Do you remember your Jeremiah 22:10?: When you consider the evil of Section 8 Vouchers (look no further then the destruction of Ferguson, Missouri) and the truly sinister Affirmatively Further Fair Housing plan of HUD - which turns black and brown people into biological weapons to destroy the social capital found in all-white communities -...
  • My wife and I are a couple that have been trying to have children for quite a while without success(wife had a medical issue that took a long time to correct). For the past year or so, I have been getting a crash course human reproduction.

    This is one thing I learned: Women who work high income / high stress jobs have a lot harder time getting pregnant. Women respond physically to job stress in a much more negative fashion than men do. Screwed up ovulation cycles, self-abortions, and even being too tired for sex are some of the factors that come into play.

    So basically, by having our smartest women take a career track is helping to crash the birth rate below replacement rate for the smartest… even if she wants kids.

    Yet with the cost of taxes, commuting, and other cost of living foisted on us, it is really hard to not have the wife take a job. I pay a fortune in property taxes to a school system I would never send my kids to. I pay a big chunk in income taxes as well as my property taxes don't pay the full bill (well over $20k per year, per student). If didn't have to pay the confiscatory tax rate, I could have enough for tutors for my kids, have enough to put away for college, and have no reason for my wife to take a job.

  • David Swanson, author of War is a Lie, declares, “Yes, I also want to say Free Mumia. In fact, I want to say Free all the prisoners. Turn the prison holding Mumia Abu-Jamal into a school and make him dean.” Now, only a white man living outside the city can even think of, “I want...
  • The majority of the homeless in my area have major mental malfunctions. These are the people in the past who would have been housed in state run mental institutions, but as a society, we don’t do that anymore.

    Occasionally they do something bad, get arrested, and get put on meds. I have been told by someone who deals with these cases that the medication normalizes some of them enough they could hold down a job. The problem is when they get ‘better’, they stop taking the medication and go right back to being crazy again. Some of the homeless actually have homes to go to, but don’t as part of their madness. A case in point: A guy who worked for me had a brother with schizophrenia. His brother lived with him and their mother. His brother received Social Security disability (even though he recently came to the USA from Cuba) and could function enough to hold down a menial labor job when on meds. His brother one day stopped taking his meds and just disappeared. My employee went searching for his brother, finding him living on a park bench in Central Park, Manhattan. Why was he sleeping on a bench exposed to the elements when he had his own room at his mother’s apartment? Because the voices in his head told him to do that.

    The other group of homeless I have noticed recently are white, young, suburban types with needle tracks on their arms and ankles. Heroin has made comeback as a drug of choice for white people I guess.

  • It will be a moment such as this one from Cleveland today that sets it all off...[Cleveland RTA releases statement about officer who pepper-sprayed crowd during Movement for Black Lives conference, Cleveland.com, July 26, 2015]: A Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority police officer let loose pepper-spray into a crowd after the crowd surrounded a police...
  • Pat Boyle: I've told people the same thing in regard to what will be the start of the great riot (which will be on orders of magnitude greater than the LA riots).

    IMHO, the SHTF moment will be right after a flash mod descends on a group white men expecting to beat them crap out them. Instead a half dozen or more of the mob end up with ventilated livers. The men who defended themselves will be Zimmermaned x1,000 and it will be open season on every white and asian person (at least in non shall issue states).

    There are over 1 million CCW in Florida alone and a rabid increase in permits where states that more recently became 'shall issue' and / or stand-your-ground. The odds are in favor of this happening.

    What would we be talking about if the above scenario happened to that flash mob that trashed the Walmart recently?

  • Your Life Matters... or so the city of Indianapolis will continue to pretend, with scores of corporations and publicly funded city agencies devoting tens of millions of dollars and countless hours of manpower to the belief they can defy God and counter nature's cruelty. When every public and private institution is dedicated to uplifting black...
  • To Anon:

    We have 'White Exposes' all over the country. They go by names such as:

    'The National Air & Space Museum' in Washington D.C.
    'The National Building Museum' Washington D.C.
    'New York Transportation Museum'
    'The Cloisters' NYC (fantastic Medieval art from Europe).
    'Maritime Museum' NYC
    'Museum of Science and Industry' Chicago
    'Franklin Institute' Philadelphia

    etc.. etc…

  • It sucks being young, male, and single. Don't think so? Go to the Interactive Singles Map of the United States and see how it looks for the 20 to 39 age group. Almost everywhere single men outnumber single women. And the real picture is worse. For one thing, the imbalance is greater among singles without...
  • @Peter Frost
    Typically however, it’s the lower quality (and presumably lower-IQ) White women who marry out.

    To be honest, that isn't my impression.

    For the record, during the past century, 10-25% of the men to failed to reproduce. Assuming these are the most genetic load-heavy men (a safe-ish assumption), this is probably a good thing for the health of the population.

    Except it's no longer the same package of psychological characteristics. In the past, men were handicapped in the marriage market if they had a bad reputation, had spent time in prison, acted aggressively, showed poor impulse control, were unwilling to plan for the future, and had already lived with several different women.

    Today, men are handicapped if they are shy, quiet, and lacking in "personality." That's a very different package, and excluding them from the gene pool will have very different consequences.

    there is no shortage of attractive, available asian females.

    Depends on where you live (there aren't many in Quebec City). I guess it doesn't bother your conscience that Asian men will be left without mates.

    Am I understanding this correctly, the sex ratio at birth (!) is different for American blacks than for whites? I knew that more boys than girls are born but it’s totally news to me that this varies between different population groups…what’s the reason for this?

    Yes, the sex ratio is lowest in people of sub-Saharan African origin and highest in East Asians. In Europeans, there seems to be an east-west cline, with the highest sex ratios being in Hungarians and Ukrainians. Some authors have suggested that a low sex ratio is an adaptive response to a high incidence of polygyny. Since polygyny creates a "wife shortage" it may be advantageous to give birth to daughters who can exploit this shortage.

    Here are a few useful links:

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1525/aa.1993.95.2.02a00090/abstract

    http://www.jstor.org/stable/41466854?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

    I actually wrote an article on the subject. If I get time, I'll scan it and post it on Research Gate:

    Frost, P. (2001). Polygyny and sex ratios, Encyclopedia of Birth Control, V.L. Bullough (ed.), Santa Barbara (Cal.): ABC-CLIO, pp. 218-223.

    The median number of opposite-sex partners fell for both men and women, from 2002 to 2007. The median number of opposite-sex partners for the 1970-1979 female cohort is slightly under 4. For the similar-age male cohort, median partner count was approximately ~6.

    You're citing an older study where the data end in 2008 (as opposed to 2012 in the study I cited). Since the 1970-1979 cohort is still having sex, their lifetime number of partners is still increasing. This might explain the discrepancy between the two studies. I don't know.

    The main point is that men are more polygamous than women and that this behavior is more variable among men, i.e., some men are very, very polygamous.

    The chlamydia rate for Hispanic-American men is actually lower than the rate for Hispanic-American Women.

    In the 2001-2002 study, the reverse was the case. It may be that sexual behavior changed in the Hispanic community between then and 2012, either through immigration or through internal cultural change. I don't know.

    Statistically insignificant despite Bruce Caitlyn Jenner

    We don't have good statistics on the prevalence of transsexual individuals. In the past, it was estimated at 1 in 30,00o males and 1 in 100,000 females, but those figures are for surgery alone. "Pre-op" transsexuals are much more numerous, and some researchers suggest a total figure of 1 in 500 males.

    Churches are among the best match-making sites because people come together for God and worship, get to know one another, fall in love, and get married.

    Most mainstream churches have very few singles in the 20 to 40 category. Evangelical churches do better, but males predominate among singles without children, often by a ratio of two to one. From personal observation, the Russian Orthodox Church is the only church that has a one-to-one ratio among young adults. This is partly because of the higher mortality rate among young Russian men and partly because divorce and single motherhood are more stigmatized.

    I'm not sure I would advise young single men to convert to Orthodox Christianity, especially if they come from a Protestant background. For one thing, there's the veneration of icons and other objects. For another, a church is not supposed to be a place to meet girls, although it can serve that function. If you join, you have to read the fine print and agree to the whole package.

    A long time ago, I made a commitment to the United Church of Canada. I no longer go but I cannot bring myself to switch to another church. Deep down, I know that almost all of the churches are infected with the same ideology. The Russian Orthodox Church is less infected because it was quarantined on the other side of the iron curtain.

    Nerdy white men marrying black women in mass would lift neighborhoods out of poverty

    You cannot lift a neighborhood out of poverty. To the best of my knowledge, poverty is not inherent to home building materials or the asphalt used for road construction. It's inherent to human beings, specifically their life history, time orientation, and cognitive skills.

    Could it be that those alternative options are the cause than the result of why fewer white men are marrying white women?

    I presume you're talking about porn (the other ones postdate the marriage crunch). Porn can "purge the urge" but it does nothing to cure sexual loneliness. I know quite a few single men in their 20s and early 30s and all of them invest a lot of time and money in the quest to find a female partner. Some of them easily spend $5,000 a year.

    I think the whole pedophile sexual grooming epidemic is partly due to many of these men being squeezed out of the British sexual market.

    Most of the clients are married Pakistani men. As for the "lover boys," they have no trouble getting girls. "Grooming" is seen as a job. This came out in a study of Moroccan lover boys in the Netherlands:

    "The men were sly and cunning and knew how to work selectively. They went for unstable girls with low self-esteem. ‘First you look at the girl. How smart is she? Because there are girls who are dangerous. They might go to the police or do something like that. It is better if they are on the stupid side. Really not much more than a body.’"

    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10611-013-9436-z

    So if Frost wanted to focus on the problem of racial sexual competition he would mention this figure, which in fact he distorts, leaving the reader to think that the majority of the 11-20% is because of interracial mating with blacks. In fact the bulk of that 11% is with “hispanics,” which you have to put in quotation marks because my bet is that the vast majority of those are South American Spaniards and not 4’7 mestizo cholos.

    What you're saying is largely true but irrelevant to my argument. I was arguing that because of outmarriage more women than men leave the population of young single White Americans, thus exacerbating the marriage crunch for young White American men. It's irrelevant to my argument whether they marry Hispanic or African American men.

    How much are you willing to bet? I'm willing to bet any sum of money that the vast majority are not South Americans. The majority seem to be Mexican Americans, followed by Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Dominicans.

    You can see this nonsense in the last paragraphs where he complains about “Don Juans” (as if Italian culture is not even more central to Western history and culture than NW Euro),

    Wasn't Don Juan Spanish?

    because of this article and because of his general take on things I’d put my money on it, that he watches interracial porn and has fantasies about white male feminization

    No, I don't watch interracial porn. Until a few years ago, I didn't even know what it was. As for white male feminization, I'm concerned about what I see happening. We're creating a hyper-male culture that most normal males, especially whites and East Asians, cannot relate to. It bothers me when even parents begin to internalize this false notion of masculinity.

    Go to Russia. You'll see young boys who take an interest in figure skating, opera, and ballet (yes, ballet). They have girlfriends and they grow up to be men. Here in North America, that would be inconceivable. You either learn to play "game" or you become an effeminate toy boy. I'm married so none of this directly concerns me, but it will concern when my children enter the marriage market, and the perverse sexual norms that my generation and the previous generation created.

    Go to Russia. You’ll see young boys who take an interest in figure skating, opera, and ballet (yes, ballet). They have girlfriends and they grow up to be men. Here in North America, that would be inconceivable. You either learn to play “game” or you become an effeminate toy boy. I’m married so none of this directly concerns me, but it will concern when my children enter the marriage market, and the perverse sexual norms that my generation and the previous generation created.

    A lot of this is due to the fact that drama, dance, opera, etc. have become gay dominated here in the USA. As much as the social engineers try, heterosexual men still find (in particular the flamboyant ones) homosexuals perverse, and gross. Tolerance is not the same as acceptance. Hetero men and boys don’t want to be associated with such culture and will shun any activity associated with such.

    Now with the SCOTUS making gay marriage the law of the land, I expect the same will happen with weddings. If women thought it was hard to get a man to commit today to marriage with a big wedding, wait until weddings become big ‘gay’ events. Hetero men will shun weddings as much as they do ballet today.

    • Replies: @Priss Factor
    [It's not proper behavior to duplicate your very long comments on more than one post. A very short intro plus a link to your other comment is the right approach.]

    "Now with the SCOTUS making gay marriage the law of the land, I expect the same will happen with weddings. If women thought it was hard to get a man to commit today to marriage with a big wedding, wait until weddings become big ‘gay’ events. Hetero men will shun weddings as much as they do ballet today."

    This is why decent folks need to come up with a new cultural definition and practice of marriage.

    I say marriage should be rejected altogether, at least morally and culturally. Its meaning has been desecrated and defiled. I say let 'marriage' mean 'gay marriage'.
    Let the homos have it. If a filthy man puts his hand all over your donut, just let him have it.

    The meaning of marriage now should be: An institution that once used to unite man and woman in matrimony now degraded into celebration of filth by the decadent West dominated by Jews and their main allies, the homos.

    Marriage has been corrupted and defiled. It is worthless.

    For decent folks, it still has legal force, but it should have zero cultural meaning.

    So, what are decent folks to do?

    Come up with a CULTURAL terminology and definition of the true bio-moral union of man and woman.

    Suppose we call this 'Concordia'. Concordia will be culturally and morally defined by decent folks as bio-moral union of a real man and a real woman. (No trannies allowed).) Since it will be unambiguously defined this way, it can never be corrupted by homos and their backers.

    As for the ceremony of Concordia, suppose we name it 'symphonia'. Symphonia can only bless the union of man and woman in Concordia since it will be strictly defined as a rite in the service of Concordia and only Concordia. So, even though bakers are forced to make 'gay wedding cakes', they cannot be forced to make 'gay symphonia cakes' since symphonia will culturally be defined as the bio-moral union of man and woman. Symphonia cakes and services can only serve those involved with symphonia. It's like a Rabbi cannot be forced to preside over a Christian celebration. Rabbi is, by definition, a man who serves Jewish matters. He is under no cultural or spiritual obligation to serve other religions.

    'Gay symphonia' would be like 'Nazi Jew' or 'Communist Objectivist'. Just can't happen.

    Now, Concordia and Symphonia, as cultural institutions, would have no legal binding. But that is the beauty of it. It cannot be messed with the supreme court or whatever since it is a cultural reality and cultural institution and cultural movement.
    And since they'd be specifically defined and designed to serve the union of man and woman, homos and trannies can never undermine it.

    It's like Christmas is a cultural tradition and reality that honors the birth of Jesus. Therefore, Buddhists cannot demand a Buddhist Christmas, demanding that Christmas celebrate Buddha as well as Jesus.

    Jews who didn't care for Christmas made a big thing of Hannukah.

    Blacks who didn't care for Christmas came up with Kwanzaa.

    Decent folks who no longer care for marriage(desecrated and defiled) and wedding(now celebrating fruity garbage) should come up with something like Concordia and Symphonia.

    Since the meaning of 'marriage' and 'wedding' has been defiled by PC, it is time for a cultural revival of the bio-moral union of man and woman.
    As far as we are concerned, 'marriage' now means this garbage called 'gay marriage', and 'wedding' now means the union of two homos who wanna indulge in fecal-hole-penetration.

    A cultural shift to 'Concordia' and 'symphonia' could lead to a whole new movement.

    Decent folks should go through the process of de-marriage and then go through the process of re-commitment through ritual of Symphonia that binds man and woman in Concordia. Lots of money to be made in industries catering to Concordia and symphonia, especially in the South and Christian belt.

    Legally, people would still have to go through marriage process, but it would be strictly legal and nothing else.
    True meaning will come from cultural ritual and practices, and Concordia will be defined in a way that it only applies to decent folks engaged in proper sexual mating.

    A third concept could be 'Fidelia' that honors only those who come into sexual union within the race. Those who choose Fidelia will NOT REJECT members of the same race. Interracism is, after all, rejection of one's own people in favor of another.

    Concordia, Symphonia, and Fidelia. Cultural concepts that could be a boon to decent folks.
  • The CDC has released its preliminary report on births in 2014: Wow During the Bush Mortgage Bubble, a.k.a., The Idiocracy Era, there was an explosion in births to unmarried women, especially Hispanic ones, while births to white married women stagnated. Since the economic collapse, the quantity of births dropped sharply although the quality stabilized. Now...
  • @Anonymous
    This is good news if we are talking East Asian. Chinese are below Korean or Japanese on the epicanthic totem pole, but they are orders of magnitude better than the other immigrant groups who have come here after 1965, especially when they (East Asians) have been socialized around whites. Frankly, I think that an overwhelmingly East Asian New York will be very hospitable and desireable to educated whites. East Asians likes whites and whites like East Asians.

    Given the inter-marriage / dating rate between Caucasians and Asians (both M/F and F/M) in the NYC metro area, the two groups may largely meld together after so many generations.

  • From the Los Angeles Times: Gov. Brown says 'spaceship Earth' approach will see California through drought By MONTE MORIN, RONG-GONG LIN II AND MATT STEVENS Even as the state struggles through an epic water crisis, Gov. Jerry Brown assured residents Tuesday that technology, adaptation and “a more elegant” way of living would ultimately preserve the...
  • @Steve Sailer
    With desalination, can you get, say, 90% of the salt out of the water much cheaper than you can get 99.9% of the salt out of the water? Does getting 90% of the salt out cost 90% as much as getting virtually all of it out, or is that cheap to do and its finishing the water off to drinking quality what's really expensive?

    I ask because there's a fairly new golf course grass from South Africa called paspalum that can tolerate significantly more salt in its irrigation water than most other grasses. It doesn't thrive on pure seawater, but it does well on slightly salty water. In fact, it doesn't need much herbicides because the salt kills weeds. This means you could build golf courses, parks, lawns etc. in sunny places near the ocean (e.g., Baja California, Australia), although you would need two sets of water pipes -- one for the cheap partly desalinated water, one for the expensive totally desalinated water.

    From what I have read, there is a strain of wheat (developed in Egypt no less) that needs almost no water to grow. There are also tomatoes that grow well in water with a high salt concentration (the salt doesn’t get transferred to the tomato fruit). However, both of these are “EVIL GMO!” and will likely never get approved for use due to the regulatory burden for approval placed upon them.

    This burden has also but a major crimp on the development of other drought / salt tolerant crop research. In particular the research into GMO vegetables.

  • PK NOTE: Be sure to read Countenance, one of the better blogs out there. A couple of the articles here are gleaned from his blog. Baltimore isn't the only city where police are stressed to find new sources of chalk for the outlines around homicide victims; St. Louis continues to provide plenty of stories of...
  • Pay Boyle: You basically described a major plot point of the movie 'GATTACA' where in the future, just about everyone born is genetically engineered. Those who are conceived conventionally are heavily discriminated against.

    https://youtu.be/ZppWok6SX88

  • As you may have noticed, Ron has this wacky theory that a surprising percentage of our political leaders have, shall we say, compromising incidents in their past. He even speculates that perhaps having something to hide from the public might make a rising politico more attractive to those who make it their business to decide...
  • @Whiskey
    I'd modify Unz's theory. I'd say success in politics pretty much requires:

    *Sleazy fundraising.
    *Betrayal of allies.
    *Lying about everything and maintaining public pieties.
    *Non stop career advancement.
    *Narcisism to the Nth degree.
    *Machiavellian traits and seeing people as objects to be used.
    *Disdain for any high ideals or truths.
    *A great appetite for risk.

    Given that, it would seem decent, ordinary people would be (and are) repulsed by politics and only those predisposed to do awful stuff are funneled into politics. Thus, nearly all politicians by their very nature have engaged in both risky and sleazy things that makes them ample blackmail material.

    The only exceptions seem to be people with big success in other areas seeing politics as a capstone to a life well lived (Reagan, Ike), Statesman called to save their nation (Churchill, De Gaulle), or time-servers elevated by accident who otherwise have no ambition (Truman, Carter) regarding sleazy and depraved things worthy of blackmail.

    Fundamentally however politics requires politicians to lie about PC/Diversity pieties and embrace them knowing they are lies from their own lives. This guarantees either supremely stupid people or the very worst.

    I would disagree with Carter being on that list. I think a better example would have been Calvin Coolidge.

  • Before we begin, let's recall blacks in 65 percent black Baltimore have been rioting/looting/engaging in arson over the death of a heroin dealer. The black mayor of the city went on regard and admitted those blacks who wanted to destroy were given "space to do that."[Baltimore Mayor: Space Was Provided To Those Who ‘Wished To...
  • Something tells me any AI deployed will more likely be used in this fashion:

    https://youtu.be/M9RL2-8aFX8

  • With apologies to Kenny Powers of East Bound and Down, the "fags in San Francisco" have nothing on the blacks in Baltimore, easily the worst black population in America. Easily. Pick up a copy ofThe City that Bleeds: Race, History, and the Death of Baltimore to understand how the civilization whites created in Baltimore has...
  • Civilized people are helpless to defend themselves because Maryland has gone above and beyond in its efforts to disarm its non-feral populous.

    The only state worse than Maryland is probably NJ when it comes to the right to bear arms and the right of self defense / preservation.

    If this happened in Texas or Arizona, the results would be lot of "youths" will ventilated livers.

  • If you are a young man, and contemplate matrimony with the love of your life, it is well to look at marriage from the standpoint of reason rather than sentiment. Men are, after all, male, and occasionally capable of reason. The first question to ask yourself is: Why marry? What would you gain? Would your...
  • Over a decade ago I married a woman from another country. I had little interest in the women here in the USA (or at least the major metro areas I live in.. I have been told women from the rural Midwest are much nicer). I have little use for feminism which seemed to infect a majority college educated woman I met. Frankly, they didn’t have much to show (education wise) for that 4 year degree they went deep into debt for. Plus, I found so many of the women to be shockingly unreliable.

    I would always ask myself, “is this the type of woman who would drop everything making sure you didn’t end up in the emergency room alone”. To me that is a worse case scenario: When you are badly hurt and nearly helpless, you want someone you trust by your side. Nobody should have to go to the emergency room alone. The answer though was always “no”.

    My wife and I marriage has worked out well. Most of the dramas we have faced have been external in nature: Extended family issues, hard times after the 2008 crash, etc. We managed to work through all those issues in part because both of us are future time orientated. We put money aside help cover the literal black swan event(s). We also weathered some medical issues. In one case, I was involved in an accident and rushed form work to be at my side. I went under the anesthetic knowing she was there. We get annoyed with each other at times.. but we don’t fight.

    I think the success is that neither of us “married for love”. We married on very practical terms of compatibility and mutual benefit. Before agreeing to marry, we had a fairly long ‘negotiating’ period where each of laid out what we were looking for. The process was in fact very 18th or 19th century where elders from each family would negotiate the details of the union (no elders in our case.. it was just us). A feminized woman’s head would explode at the thought of doing marriage in the way we did.. but hey.. it has worked well so far

  • Remember when President Barack Obama secretly met with Ferguson protesters in the White House on November 5, 2014, telling them to "stay the course?" If you forgot, that's aright: it was buried in paragraph 21 of a story published at The New York Times. When President Obama spoke these words, was he aware Officer Darren...
  • A note on the IQ situation: The highest IQ women have children below replacement rate (2.1 kids per woman). Taking out environmental factors (i.e. nutrition, iodine intake levels) IQ and the other important factors in success (executive function, future time orientation) are for the most part inherited.

    So basically we are sliding toward idiocracy as lower IQ now correlates with more offspring.

    I have no idea how this problem would ever get solved.

  • If you've only seen The Omega Man (or the excellent Vincent Price The Last Man on Earth), pick up a copy of Richard Matheson's I Am Legend. Long story short, it's an incredible horror novel completely inspiring a generation of end-of-the-world/apocalyptic stories, including the unbelievably influential George Romero (who, it should be noted, is the...
  • Pyracantha bushes are nature's version of concertina wire. I planted some as security to protect from "teens" from climbing through the 1st floor windows.

    They bloom in the spring and are covered in decorative berries during the late fall. The berries can also be made into jam.

    The bushes themselves grow very dense and have wicked thorns.

  • Dr. Strangelove, how a nuclear bomb piloted by Slim Pickens would be welcomed today! Instead, we get a world gone mad. Where the prevailing paradigm is one dedicated to the preservation of nothing more than the lunacy conceived by bureaucrats intoxicated by their own pusillanimous predilections. And the prevailing winds blow from a staunchly rotten...
  • Where I live, it is mandatory for landlords to accept Section 8 vouchers. There are major legal issues if a landlord is caught refusing them.

  • From Box Office Mojo: Weekend Report: 'Jupiter Ascending' Crushed By Super 'SpongeBob' by Ray Subers February 8, 2015 ... The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water opened to a massive $55.4 million, which is one of the best debuts ever in the month of February. The other new releases weren't so hot: the Wachowskis' Jupiter...
  • @Harry Baldwin
    BTW, has Peter Jackson directed a good movie since LOTR: The Return of the King? He seems to have lost his critical judgment, feeling that if a five-minute battle scene is exciting, a fifteen-minute battle scene will be three times as exciting.

    Maybe he's pandering to the foreign audiences.

    I believe what happened to Peter Jackson is similar to what happened to George Lucas:

    The man got so big there was nobody around to say ‘no’ to him. Nobody has the power and guts to say, “This is awful! Stop messing up the story by throwing a load of CGI crap onto the screen.!”

  • It's remarkable that this sensible Los Angeles Times editorial is not the conventional wisdom of 2015: You know, it's almost as if the near-universal agreement that "eugenics" is the most evil concept e
  • @silviosilver

    So even though the highest rates of population growth are in the poorest and least educated countries — Africa’s population is expected to triple by the end of the century — any attempt to address the issue will have to target the industrialized world as well.
     
    Yay, another two billion Africans. I can't wait.

    Sigh. If only there could be another two billion whites. Or just another one billion. Or even a hundred million. Or... I'll take anything!

    Still, as easy as it is to despair about demographic trends (domestic or global), with good demographic management policies that reduced population by .5% per year, you could get 3 billion Africans down to 250 million in 500 years. Something to look forward to at least.

    Not unless Africa figures out how to feed itself. Right now, a good portion of both sub-Saharan and northern Africa is being kept alive by a combination of foreign aid and oil / gas revenues. Without it, countries like Kenya and Egypt could see their population half in very short order.

    As the West social safety nets tear under the weight of an ever increasing population of elderly with birth rates below the replacement rate, I doubt the aid gravy train to Africa will continue forever.

    • Replies: @silviosilver

    Not unless Africa figures out how to feed itself. Right now, a good portion of both sub-Saharan and northern Africa is being kept alive by a combination of foreign aid and oil / gas revenues. Without it, countries like Kenya and Egypt could see their population half in very short order.
     
    Africans wouldn't necessarily have to be able to feed themselves. Agricultural entrepreneurs from outside could step in to fill the breech. If countries like Egypt are unable to produce enough food to feed themselves they can be productive in other ways and simply import what they require. There would have to be a drastic, sustained global crisis in agricultural output to set off the kind of population reductions you cite. Frankly, in that scenario the well-being of Africans would be the farthest thing from my mind.
  • I've written a lot about how the computer and software industries have gotten more male dominated over the decades. Now, in the New York Times, closet misdemeanour-thinker Jodi Kantor has a long article on the ironies of the ensuing careers of the men and women of the Stanford Class of 1994: She doesn't mention Jesse...
  • @CJ
    Can a NAM kid with an IQ of 85 for example, even learn how to code ? Maybe he or she should go to a trade school instead and learn a blue collar trade.

    I've actually worked at some blue collar trades. An IQ of 85 is not high enough to do a lot of them. That would be enough to do semi-skilled work like painting, plastering and sanding, and maybe enough to be an assistant/helper to a journeyman plumber, electrician or steamfitter. Supposedly Michael Brown wanted to take HVAC training; I doubt he was capable of actually doing the work. Most of the capable tradesmen I have met appeared to have IQs in the 100-110 range, and AFAIK the US armed forces won't take anyone below IQ 92 and won't try to train anyone for skilled work who isn't a little above that.

    I used to employ a guy with a low IQ. It took him a long time to learn and he needed to be given step by step instructions. However, he was a very hard worker and would do his job without the need of supervision. I used him for stuff I hated doing: painting, drywall, plastering which would bore me to death. For him, it was rewarding work. I never let him try to do anything mechanical in nature. The few times he did, he would make a complete mess of it.

    Eventually he obtained steady work framing walls in commercial buildings.

  • Washington & Lee is a private college in Virginia that Robert E. Lee headed for the last years of his life. Although Sabrina Rubin Erdely was viscerally repulsed by the conservatism, broken glass, and overwhelming blondness she sensed lurking at the University of Virginia, I suspect that if Sabrina had visited Washington & Lee she...
  • @smurfette
    And don't I know it! I adore my sweet, nerdy type. He's a hard worker, excellent husband and devoted father, while getting sh*t in terms of validation from the larger culture for it.

    It's kind of sad, actually. I'm a pretty serious amateur cook (way beyond what's needed to get a decent dinner on the table) and he's stopped telling people about this because it's embarrassing and they sometimes assume he's forcing me into it. For the longest time he tried to dress up my job as something else (I'm a secretary) because people would sneer over it not being a proper career. It's like progs want Western Civilization to collapse.

    My wife appreciates her geeky engineer husband (and I appreciate my non feminist wife): I am reliable, I am good at fixing stuff, I am good in an emergency: i.e. I came up with a fix for a generator with a broken fuel line during Sandy. Within 30 minutes of the power grid going down, the apartment had TV, Internet, refrigerators, and hot water up and running (for the next 10 days while our neighbors sat in the dark). Basically, she married a man who came with a complete set of hand and power tools.

    I consider myself lucky to be married to her. Previous women I knew found what she considers to be attributes, with at worst contempt, and at best a source of bemusement. A running theme I found with these women was they grew up in a divorced household where their father was rarely seen and often derided by their mother.

    So maybe it is not so much “geek” culture that is under attack, as it is traditional (civilized) male culture?

  • @captainshiv
    From talking to my father, the dating market has really changed over the generations. My dad dated women that were within his social circle or at least was an acquaintance. They married young. I know fraternity guys that have slept with 50+ women just within the four years of college. There personalities match the description of the guy suing for false rape accusations. I also know plenty of guys who barely got laid at all in college. With the new found freedom that women have within the mores of the college environment, they will always often chase these players despite their better judgment. To put it more succinctly, they'd rather play the lottery that they'd wrangle a player than go for the good odds of a guy that was more reliable. In my dads day, even the players had comparably more relationships and less hookups. So in effect, it's become a winner take all market. Lots of different girls spend their college years chasing a select few guys that they falsely believed they had a chance with. (Due to men's greater ability to pump and dump.) They were the dump. Some women aren't emotionally equipped to handle that kind of environment and have extreme regrets.

    Several years ago, my elderly parents visited my wife and I. We took them to Manhattan for dinner. Walking past the bars my Dad made the following observation:

    Table after table had groups of young women sitting together. My Dad commented that in his day, that was rare to see. On a Friday or Saturday night, the tables would be filed with young men and women sitting together.

    His conclusion was the young have more sex but far fewer relationships. The latter is causing high status women to delay or forgo children (few high IQ women become single moms) much to the detriment of society as a whole.

  • It was a slap in the face when black members of the Washington Redskins raised their hands in solidarity with the spirit of Michael Brown in mid-August; it was an outright declaration of war when black members of the St. Louis Rams decided to embark in keeping alive the fictional myth of the Gentle Giant...
  • To Pat Boyle:

    I expect at some point, a flash mob will find their intended beat-down targets are armed. This group of white men will gun down their attackers.

    This will be the SHTF moment where the Feds go all out to disarm the public as a dozen or more "teens" die from sucking chest wounds.

  • A hurricane isn't on the verge of unsettling life as we know it in the metropolitan St. Louis area. The Bell Curve tolls for the civilization whites have created in St. Louis - and wherever they migrate to in the area - with an unnatural force on the verge of being unleashed, galvanized into agitation...
  • Pat Boyle: (Democracy Comment)

    The Founders also looked at the early and very successful Roman Republic. In the early Republic you had to own property before you could wield political power via the complicated voting system. This system, though it denied political power to many, made sure those who did have the power had a stake in the system prospering. There was far less of a chance of 'the mob voting itself a raise from the public treasury'. Sadly, this is where we are headed today under our system of universal suffrage.

  • I went to Moscow as a correspondent in 1984, just as the Brezhnev generation of leaders was beginning to die off or be replaced. There was nothing to suggest that Soviet control of Eastern Europe had only another five years to run and that the Soviet Union itself would disintegrate a few years later. In...
  • @Jack D
    Fukishima was (partly) a result of an unprecedented natural disaster while Chernobyl was a 100% man-made disaster. The 3/11 Earthquake was the LARGEST earthquake EVER recorded to have hit Japan (which then resulted in the largest tsunami ever) so it was outside the design parameters (flood walls, etc.) of the affected nuclear plants.

    There is no such thing as an absolutely bulletproof design. Every work of engineering is based upon certain (hopefully reasonable) assumptions (balanced against costs) and when conditions exceed those assumptions all bets are off. All you can do is make reasonable assumptions as to what is likely to happen and allow for a reasonable margin of error.

    The design parameter for the Fukushima plants (based upon all known historic tsunamis) was a 5.8 meter wave so they built a 10 meter sea wall - a reasonable margin of error. But the actual wave was 20 meters high. There were some poor design decisions such as locating emergency generators in low lying areas but once they lost power for the cooling pumps the rest was inevitable.

    From what I remember, the situation was made worse because the elevation of the wall actually dropped as a result of the earthquake.

  • One of my favorite Homer Simpson lines is: Homer does have a point. Eskimos sound about as implausible as abominable snowmen: the latter supposedly live at extreme altitudes, the former at extreme latitudes. I have to admit as well to not really believing in beavers. Or at least not that beavers build huge dams. Granted,...
  • @tsotha
    Heck, it’s hard for humans to build something so environmentally intrusive these days. If beavers were human residents of California, their typical dam would probably take at least five years just to get the environmental impact statement filed and all the permits nailed down.

    The funny thing about that is in some states once a beaver builds a dam and floods your property you can't do anything about it.

    Back in the mid 80’s beavers moved into a lake that my parents had a home on. The beaver promptly dammed up a stream that fed the lake, flooding out the adjacent highway. The state ‘relocated’ the beavers and blew up the dam.

  • Reader joey/joe/joe comments: Yet, high iq isn’t a guarantee of curiosity about the world. If you are like me, when you meet someone for the first time, you can very quickly tell if they are ‘interesting’- specifically, if they are what I’m calling ‘curious.’ This isn’t exactly identical to iq, though iq is almost always...
  • @grey enlightenment
    I define high-IQ as the ability to master some cognitively demanding subject that few people can do. Curiosity is a component of this in that you need to be curious to begin the pursuit of knowledge, but IQ tells you how successful you will be.

    but IQ tells you how successful you will be.

    Not always….

    I went to college with some really smart people.. Some who got a perfect 1,600 on their SATs (or damn near perfect score)… this was before the test scoring was inflated.

    My roommate was one of them. He missed a perfect score by 10 points on the verbal. What he had in IQ he lacked in executive function and future time orientation (the latter two are as of the same importance as raw IQ). Drug issues + the man couldn’t manage his finances (he made a lot of stupid purchases that he could not afford) caused him to drop out of school by sophomore year.

    He was not alone….

  • Years ago, I was reading Frank Miller's excellent Dark Knight Returns graphic novel. If you laugh at comics and find them juvenile, sit down and read this: it's the ultimate Batman story and, ultimately, the only "superhero" story that matters. It tells the story a retired caped crusader, coerced into returning to stalk the roofs...
  • Last night I did something I hadn't done in a long time… I turned the TV on to network news. The coverage could be described as the following:

    Repeat ad nauseam:

    "UNARMED BLACK TEEN!"

    Looting, arson, and mayhem described as "Protests".

    Nothing about the criminal history of the "teen" that was shot.

    I turned the TV back off….

  • Suburbs exist for one reason: the opportunity for white people to keep alive some flame of the civilization their white ancestors built over centuries on a landmass previously occupied by illiterate, nomadic tribes. St. Louis long ago quit being a city capable of preserving the civilization white people created, with the regression to the black...
  • Rex Freeway:

    Many insurance plans do not insure for riots, earthquakes, and war.

    Your home gets firebombed during a riot you might be S.O.L.

  • Ex-Brooklynite said…

    Per-capita miles driven have dropped every year since 2005 because there's just no cheap oil left. This means whites are done fleeing, because they cannot afford the oil to flee anymore.

    I am in a city that parts looked like a war zone by the later 1970's. Now those parts are home to $500k+ brownstones.

    In my neighborhood, the gentrification has been steady with whites and asians moving in. Lots of new construction and major renovations going on. Lots of people who don't want to spend 4 hours a day commuting at $3+ per gallon gas, and don't really need a house with a yard. They either don't have kids or will just use the park nearby.

    The biggest reason people fled from urban areas was to escape the violence and decay of the public schools. This is how my family ended up in the burbs. Today there are charter, private, and home schooling alternatives. I never want to live in the suburbs ever again.

    If you got rid of the dark elements causing the crime and chaos, city living would have few drawbacks: Where I live I have everything I need within walking distance (or just a short train ride away), I can get every food item imaginable (wife and I cook a lot), and what isn't in walking distance is accessible by public transportation. In six years, I have put less than 35k miles on my car. My wife doesn't even drive (no need). Plus while major storms knock out power for weeks at a time in the burbs, power here is out only briefly or doesn't go down at all (Sandy was an exception).

    City living also allowed me as a late, single, 20-something to buy a home (2 family). The rent income from the other unit made home ownership possible.. even with my very modest income at the time.

    The dark element is always an issue though, even though they are fewer in numbers every year. Right now they are kept at bay by good locks, alarm system, and firearms kept at strategic locations.

  • I first heard the phrase in Phnom Penh during the siege: “The situation is hopeless, but not critical.” As Israel and the Moslem world claw at each other unendingly, I wonder whether the same diagnosis doesn’t apply. Perhaps I am wrong. I don’t see how. To begin at the beginning: The Jews had long wanted...
  • There are powerful forces—Big Oil, companies that want to do business in Iran—that would happily abandon a small, petro-dry nation with no resources.

    Israel has recently hit major off-shore natural gas finds. It also has oil shale. The former can now be economically turned into fuel oil and lubricants. The latter requires continued improvements in shale exploration to be economic.

    Israel could be a net energy exporter within the next decade.

  • In the current monkey movie, the humans of San Francisco must invade the ape turf of Marin County to get access to a small hydroelectric dam. This is not a bad motivating device for the plot, but it had me wondering why the humans simply couldn't instead go south to the sizable reservoirs of San...
  • @Dave Pinsen
    That's a great point, Steve. A more intriguing scenario might be a technological apocalypse without an immediate population collapse.

    There is a book that covers that subject and from what I have read may be made into a movie:

    One Second After

  • If you were born in America, post-1948, you were birthed into a nation where the concept of freedom of association (the ability to discriminate) had been declared unconstitutional. Individuals, private business owners, and private clubs have been forced - under an increasingly militant and hellish totalitarianism - by the government to complete abdicate their autonomy...
  • There are 'White Expos'. Some examples:

    Washington DC
    *Air&Space Museum
    *The Smithsonian

    Philadelphia:
    *Franklin Institute. (Fantastic place if you have a young child who is into science)

    NYC
    *The Met (including the Cloisters)
    *Frick Museum (fantastic art collection)
    *Botanical Gardens (Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the largest one in the Bronx).

    Various cities:
    *Any trade show that focuses on industrial / technological goods and services.

    I haven't been to the Smithsonian in decades and have read some of the classic displays have been boxed up and put into storage. The reason why DWL types decided they were not 'diverse' enough. I have no idea if this has been reversed.

    I do however have fond memories as a kid of the Arts & Engineering section: Climbing on a real steam engine and sitting in a real jet cockpit. Hopefully those items are still on display.

  • A recurrent iSteve theme for most of this century has been the burning topic of how to get your 4-year-old to ace the IQ test to get into a $40,000 annual tuition Manhattan/Brooklyn kindergarten. Although Manhattan/Brooklyn-centered news media have frequently informed us that IQ testing and even the basic concept of IQ was exploded by...
  • $40k in schooling for a four year old? Whatever happened to taking the kid to the park and letting him/her play?

    Do you really need an intensive education to start so early?

    • Replies: @jarhead
    Education doesn't have to start early but circle-time in the right social circles can never start early enough.
  • No Justice Department funding marches, as Trayon Martin's supporters enjoyed. No wall-to-wall media coverage, as the posthumous crusade for justice for Trayvon became a year-long media event/sensation. Just a city drowning in unpaid water bills and a white motorist still trying to regain full cognitive functions after an encounter with blacks in the 83 percent...

  • Pat: "I think Paul is wrong if he thinks the trend of more and more outrageous black crime will continue indefinitely. I think Jamie Foxx is wrong if he thinks blacks have any chance in any kind of serious dispute with whites."

    It is clear to me that Pat Boyle does not live anywhere near authentic ghetto negroes. If he did, he would not say such things.

    I live in an urban area and agree with Pat's point. The pathologies of the inner cities are kept alive via wealth transfers in the form of welfare (EBT, Section 8, etc.). In a normal functioning society, the useless people would have 'Social Darwined' themselves out of existence.

    When the parasites outnumber the hosts, the economy will collapse, and BRA will end.. suddenly.. violently.. but it will end.

    The government cannot print money forever. The EBT card may not flash zero, but the money in it won't buy much.

  • From Wikipedia: Kelly M. Greenhill, a professor
  • My Dad used to talk about some of the low IQ recruits during basic training. There were a number of close calls on the rifle range as these morons would mishandle their weapons, sending rounds flying everywhere but down range.

    The offenders were basically retarded, but allowed in because the army was recruiting as many bodies as possible for the invasion of Japan. My Dad was allowed in even though he was only 16 years of age.

    The false sun over Trinity saved my dad from having to slug it out in the Japanese homeland.

  • I am not the NRA. Nor should you be. Gun rights are being eroded across the nation, almost exclusively tied to demographic change and the Democrat hegemony - democracy in action - that accompanies such a loss of whiteness. Pretty soon, the National Rifle Association (NRA) will be a bunch of elderly white males -...
  • Everyone poster on this blog should be grateful for the work that the NRA does to protect their constitutional right to bear arms.

    When I first joined the NRA (early 90's) it was the time of rifle bans, purchase limits, and waiting periods.

    Very different today: There are only a few states now that restrict concealed carry. Even IL is issuing CCW permits! That was due to the efforts of the NRA and other pro-2nd groups.

    CCW with Stand-your-ground (23 states so far) makes if far harder to commit black on white intimidation and violence. When armed, you don't have to run away to keep yourself safe.

  • A key number for understanding the election as mayor of Newark of black nationalist Ras Baraka (son of Sixties poet Leroi Jones / Amiri Baraka) over Cory Booker's well-funded designated successor is 10.9. That's the number of miles from downtown Newark to Wall Street. Another number is 18: that's the number of minutes from Newark's...
  • The #2 city (by population) in NJ, Jersey City is gentrifying rapidly. Former no-go neighborhoods are becoming much more white and asian. Property is just too expensive for many in the fully gentrified downtown.

    If it wasn't for rent control and Section 8 subsidies, the mid sized apartments would be bought, renovated, and rented out at market rates. Without subsidies, the black population in Jersey City would drop into the single digits (percentage) within a few years.

  • The left would have you believe evolution is not only real – and all those knuckle-dragging Christians are holding back true progress – but also that this evolution stopped cold with the different racial groups of humanity. Maintaining the orthodoxy of equality requires a child-like faith in this trade-off. Every other animal, beast, fish, reptile...
  • Von Braun inspired some kids from West Virginia. One eventually worked for NASA (Homer Hickam)and wrote a book about it called "The Rocket Boys". The book was made into a movie called October Sky. I highly recommend watching it if you haven't seen it already.

    http://youtu.be/Q4buVVdcBcY

  • PK NOTE: If you make a comment using racial epithets, the comparison of humans to animals, or anything that can be deemed as "advocating violence" or "endorsing ideas that advocate violence," your comment will not be posted. This is policy. It is a chore to administer the comment section, and while I enjoy doing, a...
  • Oh come on! Enough with the conspiracy theories!

    PK needs the ad revenue and screaming epitaphs doesn't help him in that regard.

    Plus the purpose of this blog is to get people to wake up and see what is going on around them. Things that we over the past 40 years have been conditioned to ignore.

    All you accomplish by doing what PK doesn't want is to immediately turn new comers off; people who might over time, respond to well reasoned, articulate posts.

  • Not to long ago, I received an email from a lawyer representing the family of a murdered white male, in a city long known to be hostile to the dwindling white minority living there. He requested a picture of this male be removed from the site, since he counted black individuals as his friends when...
  • Blogger Jassi said…

    Addison is right. Whites are silent. We ask "where is the outrage?"

    The outrage is silenced through force. Speak out and you run the real risk of becoming unemployable.

    Media websites forcing people to post under their own name (Google+ put in this policy) is done in part, as other here have pointed out, to force silence.

  • Notice when we score a touchdown, or make a game saving tackle. Notice when we dunk a basketball or perform an awe-inspiring, gravity defying blocking of a shot. Notice when one of us can become a doctor, immediately earning the title “gifted hands.” Notice when we become the “first” of our race to do something...
  • Centurion:

    I have a bachelor in Engineering (mechanical – energy system). I had the same experience with my EE (college I went to required you take courses outside your major) courses. I learned one thing V=IR. I managed to squeak out a passing grade, but I never really "got it" either. Didn't help with the fact my instructor kind of sucked as well.

    Funny thing was the EE guys forced to take Mechanical courses experienced the similar issues.

    Brains are different. Some people excel in areas where other fall flat.

  • PK NOTE: Before you start reading this, make sure you brush up on the Life During Wartime series. It details the type of K-12 Public School environment created in the absence of whiteness: [Life During Wartime: 8% White Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Spending on Security, Police and Metal Detectors, SBPDL, 12-26-12] [Life During Wartime: 98%...
  • Whiskey's link brought back a childhood (grade school) memory of a classmate. This poor kid was forcibly sodomized and beaten by his mother's boyfriend.

    Turns out the mother helped hold him down. Mom and BF were convicted and he went off to foster care.
    The pure evil of this kid's mother was just astounding.

  • Imagine your daughter has her face cut open in a vicious assault by five people. This assault upon your daughter ends with a laceration on her face - from the temple to the chin - requiring 47 stitches to close up (a razor was used in this animalistic attack). Instead of demanding immediate justice upon...
  • Unamusementpark covered a similar incident a while back. Re-post of my comment:

    Lived with a woman (just sharing an apartment.. not a GF) many years ago in college. She was very typical of a lot of young women I knew around that time:

    Very liberal
    Lots of lefty friends
    Vegan / vegetarian
    Grew up without a father or anything close to a father figure in her life. (note: I think this is a cause when it comes to young women who are attracted to thug culture.. no positive male influence in their early lives).

    Anyway.. her liberalism did not extend to black women. She would physically recoil in horror whenever ghetto-like black girls would walk past. She finally told me why: In high school she dated a black guy (it was the ‘in’ thing to do). A group of black girls retaliated by beating her so badly that she needed skin grafts. This was a Mila Kunis sized girl, so it wouldn’t have taken much to physically overwhelm her. She had something like 1/2 dozen big fat black chicks jump her at once.

  • So more than 400 black people [Hundreds of teens trash mall in wild flashmob, NY Post, 12-27-13] riot at the King Plaza Shopping Center in Brooklyn, causing many of the businesses to close their doors early to shoppers hoping to enjoy post-Christmas sales: Mind you, this is the same shopping center where in October, 10...
  • Offtopic: Anyone else here having trouble loading Thugreport.com? It sets off my virus protection when I try to go to it now. Did it get hijacked / hacked?

  • What is Nelson Mandela's legacy? Genocide Watch tells us simply this: Since 1994, more than 70000 (and counting)white South Africans have been murdered of which more than 4000 were commercial farmers. Exact figures are very hard to come by as the South African police fail to report most of the murders that take place. These...
  • Constructive Feedback: The Dutch were in South Africa before the Bantus. SA was only lightly populated by the aboriginal Khoikhoi people which are related to the Bushmen (ie. the Bushman from the movie 'The Gods Must Be Crazy')

  • Just who is excited about the election of Bill de Blasio in New York City? [De Blasio Elected Next New York City Mayor in Landslide: First Democrat to Win City Hall Since David Dinkins in 1989, NY Times, 11-6-13]: Okay. So black and brown people in New York (along with Disingenuous White Liberals, who hope...
  • The impression I am getting of DeBlasio is that he isn't going to be the guy running things. His wife is going to be in charge.

  • David Simon, co-creator of the immensely popular HBO show The Wire and chronicler of all things in black in Baltimore (via his two books, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets and The Corner) has spent a career romanticizing black people. Attempting to humanize the black underclass, decrying the “War on Drugs” as the fundamental...
  • Albertosaurus:

    Another factor was the "Self-cleaning" oven effect. Many years ago, I read a rather detailed study of the effect that centered around the South Bronx. A brief summary:

    Crack cocaine eventually killed its users directly or indirectly (drug fueled violence). Eventually, the people doing the drugs and the crime killed themselves off. Or they ended up in prison for long periods of time.

    The end result is that crime would peak and then crater.

    I would post a link to the study if I could find one. This was back pre web browser based internet.

  • Long have I wondered why something called "Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence" (SETI) exists, when it's incredibly rare to see intelligent life existing on earth. Case in point, the incredible blowup this past week about black mob violence. Peddled by the New York Post, pushed heavily by Matthew Drudge at the Drudge Report, and shot like...
  • Counter-attack from the Left: Per the NY Times, Knock-out game is likely a 'myth'. Considering otherwise means you are racist.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/23/nyregion/knockout-game-a-spreading-menace-or-a-myth.html?_r=0

  • Greg Cochran writes at West Hunter about the new Nature article genetically linking American Indians and Europeans:The problem is, they need a name.  “Ancestral North Eurasians” just doesn’t sing.  Neit
  • The typhoon in the Philippines was bad. Real bad. But the people of the Philippines will rebuild. They will recover. They will survive Mother Nature's fury and grow stronger as a nation. The same cannot be said of Detroit, post-white people (yes, Detroit was nearly 100 percent white only 100 years ago and more than...
  • To Lord Blankfein:

    The government of Poland is also seizing private pensions. Sarcasm has become reality…

  • World War Z, starring Brad Pitt, has been the surprise hit of 2013. But it is one scene in the movie that seems far more steeped in fiction than the zombie apocalypse his character, Gerry Lane, is trying to survive with his family: a white family seeking refuge in Newark. Even in a world where...
  • And yet Newark's Ironbound section (an area isolated somewhat by a series of railroad right-of-ways is actually a pretty decent blue-collar area. I spent several months working in that neighborhood without any issues. I also noticed a number of the women who lived on the block were quite beautiful.

    Of course that neighborhood is majority Portuguese.

    Working outside of the Ironbound, I warned my guys (this job was construction related) to bring their lunch. One of the young guys didn't listen. He was found himself terrified as he walked through an open drug mart, complete with armed gang member, whilst getting himself a sandwich. He never forgot his lunch again.

  • Accountability. Responsibility. Maintenance. A homeowner must understand when they purchase a house, they become accountable and responsible for the maintenance of the property, especially if they hope to see it appreciate in value (let alone keep its value). Not only is the homeowner accountable for the appearance of their home, but the value of the...
  • Go to Home Depot.
    Purchase pre-made trim boards made out of paint grade PVC or extruded styrene.

    Install with coated or stainless steel nails / screws. Use 35 year rated silicon-acrylic caulk.

    You will eliminate the rot problem and probably won't have to worry about the trim for years to come.

    Untreated wood can go bad in a few years, especially in a high humidity environment. I had the same issue on the family home in VT.

    As far as maintenance goes, the rot was a minor issue, easily fixed using the material I stated above.

  • Oh, it will never end. Until this age comes crashing down. Once the narrative changes, the present order we live under instantly becomes the past. We will celebrate the halcyon days when they reappear [Newark records first homicide-free month in more than 40 years, NJ.com, April 1, 2010], but understand it was wave after wave...
  • Jersey City has been gentrifying (white & Asian) since the mid 1990's. It is a waterfront city with decent transportation and easy access to NYC.

    The downtown areas used to be no-go zones, where the locals would heave concrete blocks onto police cars. Now you would be lucky to find a renovated brownstone under 1/2 million bucks.

    IMHO, Jersey City would completely gentrify if it wasn't for the scourge of rent control and Section 8 housing. For example, in what was once a Jewish section, with huge Victorian era homes that was once referred to as "Doctor's Row", there are mid sized apartment building built during the boom in the 1920's.

    These apartment once catered to the young and upwardly mobile (again.. 1920's). They are (were) really nice buildings. Now, they are filled with the violent, the drug addicted, and the 100% dependent on government handouts.

    In a year, you could completely renovate and update one of these buildings for about $1.5 to $2 million each (rough estimate), fully renting them out at market rates…. if.. again.. if rent control and Section 8 were removed from the picture.

  • Egypt might have to invade Ethiopia. A dam is being built there that will further imperil Egypt's ability to grow its own food.

    Another likely victim would be Libya (food and oil).

    This is of course assumes Egypt's military managed to acquire enough fuel to keeps its tanks moving.

  • Ever read Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers? There's a passage in the book, when the protagonist relates a conversation from his History and Moral Philosophy Class. A conversation detailing the collapse of democracy in the XXth century, when law-abiding people "hardly dared go into a public park at night": Mr. Dubois was talking about the disorders...
  • Starship Troopers was a terrible movie (no fault of Heinlein). To me it was obvious the writers/director really hated Heinlein's work…

    The movie was painful to watch..

  • The mask is beginning to slip. Every moment that passes, each second that ticks off of the clock, the mask gives way to an ugly truth most people never want to confront. Dyson: "Not until, and unless, the number of white kids die that approximate the numbers of black and other kids who die, will...
  • MrGjG:

    I have a large number of Copts in my area. They dominate in running small retail stores, pizza joins, and driving cabs. I remember one this one pizza place I frequented, you would walk in to see the kids busy with school work with a cross and the Stars and Stripes over the front door. My conversation with the owner revealed a man who had great reverence for this country.

    The Copts don't cause problems. The Muslims do.