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    There has been a big campaign in recent decades to promote cycling on city streets, which is a little odd because there haven't been many improvements in bicycle safety since I got flattened by a car while riding home from school in 1972. A modern car might have 100 safety improvements over the car that...
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    Bicyclists who are struck by driver's side doors opened heedlessly as they are passing by call this dooring. It has happened to me more times than I can recall. Twice such incidents caused enough damage to my bicycle and myself - total destruction to the bike and ER visits for me - that I've retained the details in my memory. BTW, I'm an experienced bicyclist who travels with extreme caution on city streets.

    My first memorable dooring occurred in broad daylight as I was passing a parked pickup truck on a two-lane suburban highway. I swung wide to avoid the truck but the driver very suddenly flung his door open as wide as he could. He jumped out of his vehicle and was ready to start accusing me of carelessness while I was still lying in the road but a passing driver stopped and told him he'd witnessed the whole thing and it was entirely the pickup driver's fault. This other driver was kind and concerned enough to give me and my totaled bike a ride to the nearest ER and provide me with a witness statement. The at-fault driver's insurance company later settled with me for a sizable chunk of change.

    My second dooring occurred on a thoroughfare in a major city, after dark during rush hour. I was in my mid-sixties at the time and commuting home from work. I was doored within a block of my workplace. The guy who doored me was an African immigrant with no documentation at all. He was working as a valet for a nearby hotel, parking hotel guests' cars on the public street. As is usual the case in such incidents, he swung his car door open without looking and with no warning. He could as easily have been struck by a passing car as by me. Again my bike was totaled. The police were called and an ER visit ensued. Many passing witnesses declared that the incident was entirely the African valet's fault. THe hotel's insurance company settled for a sizable amount.

    My bike was lit up like a Christmas tree with three battery-powered LED red/yellow rear lights, and a hub-generator-powered, quart-halogen, front light, with approximately the same brightness as a motorcycle headlight. I was carrying a full touring-load (about thirty pounds of gear), wearing winter clothes, and going uphill. I could not have been doing anything over ten miles an hour, considerably below average traffic speed at that time and place, and was very wary of passing and parked cars and pedestrians. The accident was entirely the fault of the driver thoughtlessly and carelessly swinging his car door open as wide as he could. My experiences suggest that this is almost invariably the case in these situations.

    I won't bother enumerating the times I have been literally attacked by car drivers, swerving into me or even deliberately bumping me. Conversations with fellow bicyclists and motorcyclists have led me to believe that this is a common experience. Evidently there are a large number of psychopathic bullies out there who think it is amusing to threaten bicyclists and motorcyclists with death and maiming from within the protection of their multi-ton vehicles. Interestingly, the most bicycle- and motorcycle-considerate class of drivers seem to be drivers of commercial trucks, heavy rigs, and semis.

    There are two sides to this issue.

    Man it’s hilarious how these desiccated fossils of the alt right turn into pansies when their ox is getting gored. Kind of see what people are talking about with the whole white fragility meme. Buck up buttercup stop being a snowflake.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    One of the hardest things is seeing the world from the other person's POV. We see this in politics a lot but in biking it is very literal. From the biker's POV, drivers are opening their doors into them without looking, resulting in serious bodily injury, but from the driver's POV, invisible bicycles are just suddenly materializing and damaging their cars - how dare they! Personally I am more sympathetic to the bikers in this case.

    I can understand how pedestrians view bikes as menaces but in any bike-car collision the biker is going to be the loser so I don't understand the resentment that some drivers feel. Are they jealous because in city traffic bikers can go faster than they can?

    As a legal matter bikes are vehicles and are supposed to obey all traffic laws the same as cars, but as a legal matter cars are never supposed to exceed the speed limit. The law doesn't always reflect practical reality.

    In terms of safety improvements, maybe bikers (and motorcyclists) do need to adopt more visible (reflective) clothing and better lighting at night. Maybe they need (bikes, not motorcycles) to give off a distinctive noise also. A very common refrain in accidents involving bikes (and motorcycles) is "I didn't see him". Better driver training (look before opening your door) could also help. Some advocate that you should open your door with your opposite hand, which forces you to turn around. I find this awkward but I always look before opening my door into traffic.

    , @res
    How do you feel about being physically injured because of the bad behavior of others? Or do you just never do any activities that put you at risk of that?

    The one time I was doored (somebody threw a big door all the way open on a busy city street) I managed to avoid it except for my ankle and the pedal. I rode on. What would a manly man like you do? FWIW I ended up on crutches for a week or two.
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  • @Almost Missouri
    What puzzles me and annoys other commenters here is that bicycles are supposed to be subject to the same laws as other vehicles, yet cyclists ride in the narrow chasm between auto traffic and parked cars, which IMHO is just a matter of time before hitting a door. Cars don't drive that close to parked cars because they might hit a door, but cyclists do even though they are the ones who will suffer in a collision.

    FWIW, since that night I always briefly crack the car door an inch or two before opening it fully so any traffic that I haven't seen (bike, car, ped, whatever) will have a warning the door is about to open. I don't know who was "really" at fault that night, but I don't want it to happen again.

    This guy also got an settlement from my insurer, but I don't recall the amount, if I ever knew it.

    Speaking of which, it sounds like you've got a minor side income going from insurance settlements ...

    “…yet cyclists ride in the narrow chasm between auto traffic and parked cars…”

    Damned if bicyclists do, damned if they don’t. If I were to ride in the middle of the lane rather than to the far right – or as you put it “ride in the narrow chasm between auto traffic and parked cars” – I would probably be assaulted by some annoyed driver who feels that I’m impinging on his territory. Once, when I had a legitimate reason for being in this position, e.g., I was making a left turn and signaling my intention, some ass put me and oncoming drivers in danger so he could pull up on my left, into on-coming traffic, and berate me for following state law.

    I’ve made three insurance claims in my life. In all cases the other drivers were 100% at fault and the insurance companies paid up without demur. The two bicycle accidents were separated by a space of nearly forty years. That’s hardly a record that suggests reckless behavior or insurance scamming.

    BTW, in every state I’ve ever bicycled in – around twenty or so – I’ve made it a habit to learn the laws regarding bicycles and motor vehicles. In at least five of these motor vehicle occupants are entirely responsible for ensuring the safety of others when they open vehicle doors on the driver’s side. I suspect the police in your case cut you a big break.

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  • @Almost Missouri
    In several decades and several hundred thousand miles of driving, I have logged exactly one accident. My car was parked, the key was out of the ignition, and after checking traffic behind me, I started to get out. The door instantly jumped off its hinges and a bent bicycle and a groaning man in cyclist kit mysteriously appeared on the ground several feet down the road.

    It was night and the cyclist was pedaling along with traffic without a light, so he was invisible in the glare of the headlights he was amidst ... until he hit my door edge-on.

    The cops surveyed the situation and said they wouldn't charge me even though it was technically illegal in that town to exit one's vehicle on the driver's side (which law they admitted no one obeyed).

    I drove home with one hand while holding the bent door in place with the other.

    Bicyclists who are struck by driver’s side doors opened heedlessly as they are passing by call this dooring. It has happened to me more times than I can recall. Twice such incidents caused enough damage to my bicycle and myself – total destruction to the bike and ER visits for me – that I’ve retained the details in my memory. BTW, I’m an experienced bicyclist who travels with extreme caution on city streets.

    My first memorable dooring occurred in broad daylight as I was passing a parked pickup truck on a two-lane suburban highway. I swung wide to avoid the truck but the driver very suddenly flung his door open as wide as he could. He jumped out of his vehicle and was ready to start accusing me of carelessness while I was still lying in the road but a passing driver stopped and told him he’d witnessed the whole thing and it was entirely the pickup driver’s fault. This other driver was kind and concerned enough to give me and my totaled bike a ride to the nearest ER and provide me with a witness statement. The at-fault driver’s insurance company later settled with me for a sizable chunk of change.

    My second dooring occurred on a thoroughfare in a major city, after dark during rush hour. I was in my mid-sixties at the time and commuting home from work. I was doored within a block of my workplace. The guy who doored me was an African immigrant with no documentation at all. He was working as a valet for a nearby hotel, parking hotel guests’ cars on the public street. As is usual the case in such incidents, he swung his car door open without looking and with no warning. He could as easily have been struck by a passing car as by me. Again my bike was totaled. The police were called and an ER visit ensued. Many passing witnesses declared that the incident was entirely the African valet’s fault. THe hotel’s insurance company settled for a sizable amount.

    My bike was lit up like a Christmas tree with three battery-powered LED red/yellow rear lights, and a hub-generator-powered, quart-halogen, front light, with approximately the same brightness as a motorcycle headlight. I was carrying a full touring-load (about thirty pounds of gear), wearing winter clothes, and going uphill. I could not have been doing anything over ten miles an hour, considerably below average traffic speed at that time and place, and was very wary of passing and parked cars and pedestrians. The accident was entirely the fault of the driver thoughtlessly and carelessly swinging his car door open as wide as he could. My experiences suggest that this is almost invariably the case in these situations.

    I won’t bother enumerating the times I have been literally attacked by car drivers, swerving into me or even deliberately bumping me. Conversations with fellow bicyclists and motorcyclists have led me to believe that this is a common experience. Evidently there are a large number of psychopathic bullies out there who think it is amusing to threaten bicyclists and motorcyclists with death and maiming from within the protection of their multi-ton vehicles. Interestingly, the most bicycle- and motorcycle-considerate class of drivers seem to be drivers of commercial trucks, heavy rigs, and semis.

    There are two sides to this issue.

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    Man it's hilarious how these desiccated fossils of the alt right turn into pansies when their ox is getting gored. Kind of see what people are talking about with the whole white fragility meme. Buck up buttercup stop being a snowflake.
    , @Anonymous
    Why don't you just drive a car, or otherwise, shut up and stop complaining on your glorified rolly toilet?
    , @roo_ster
    Never was doored. I just plain refused to ride near parked cars.

    Instead I would move out to the center of lane. It is a very narrow road with very narrow lanes that will allow an opened car door to door a cyclist who is riding in hte center of the lane or 3/4 of the way over from the right.
    , @Almost Missouri
    What puzzles me and annoys other commenters here is that bicycles are supposed to be subject to the same laws as other vehicles, yet cyclists ride in the narrow chasm between auto traffic and parked cars, which IMHO is just a matter of time before hitting a door. Cars don't drive that close to parked cars because they might hit a door, but cyclists do even though they are the ones who will suffer in a collision.

    FWIW, since that night I always briefly crack the car door an inch or two before opening it fully so any traffic that I haven't seen (bike, car, ped, whatever) will have a warning the door is about to open. I don't know who was "really" at fault that night, but I don't want it to happen again.

    This guy also got an settlement from my insurer, but I don't recall the amount, if I ever knew it.

    Speaking of which, it sounds like you've got a minor side income going from insurance settlements ...

    , @JimB

    Bicyclists who are struck by driver’s side doors opened heedlessly...
     
    It's hard enough getting people to check side and rear view mirrors when they drive, let alone after they park. A jogger or cyclist must assume a vehicle operator doesn't see him unless there is eye contact i.e. the burden is on the cyclist to confirm that eye contact which requires slowing down or stopping.
    , @Difference Maker
    I've always tried to look before opening doors.

    Would be interesting to investigate in a mate.
    - do they look before opening doors
    - do they slow down, wary of dooring, commute times be damned
    - could they maneuver in pedestrian traffic with skill and foresight

    , @Rod1963
    If you didn't drive like a entitled punk and obeyed the same rules of the road that licensed vehciles drivers do you wouldn't have gotten "doored" On the bright side, you got a fat pay day for your entitlement.

    I rode street motorcycles for a decade and put 50,000 miles on the odometer. I never once had a issue because I obey the rules and expect people not to see me,

    You didn't. you were lazy. You rode too close to the cars which only a fool would do and expect everyone to see your entitled hide.

    Guess what? people don't. They don't expect roaring fools to ride within a foot of the driver's side door.

    This is why I have zero respect for cyclists and laugh every time they get hurt. They have earned that contempt.
    , @Karl
    82 Jus Sayin > total destruction to the bike and ER visits for me

    motorists are held legally liable for hitting anything that they hit while moving towards it.

    the door guys didn't hit you. You hit them while moving towards the door.
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  • From The Tablet: Lehmann, editor of Quillette, finds the to-do over cultural appropriation to be fairly baffling. But I think it's more understandable as resentment that you don't get a check in the mail for use of your group's intellectual property rights. Congress treats the heirs of individual creators very nicely: while F. Scott Fitzgerald's...
  • An economic system in which everybody had to financially compensate everybody else all the time for cultural appropriation would probably turn out to be a good deal …

    … Yes, a good deal for you and me. We could sit back and collect Benjamins and checks from our PO boxes — because everything the rest of the people on Earth take for granted in modern life was created by our ancestors, right up to our parents and grandparents.

    If people didn’t want to pay us our rightful royalties under your system, they could go back to shitting on the ground, heating their hovels with wood, and eating potatoes all damn year in the dark. That would go for men-hating feminist women too, who don’t seem to realize what men do. We could just visit their cold, dark, disease-infested hovels when we need to breed.

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    Not to interrupt your circlejerk, but what exactly did your ancestors (specifically your grandparents and parents) create? Please provide evidence if possible.
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  • I’m looking forward to those royalty checks from the descendants of sub-Saharan Africans who’ve appropriated the English language of my ancestors. I’d also like reparation payments for their constant butchering and misuse of our language.

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    That’s English that they speak? I’d rather not take any credit for it.
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  • The argument from authority is of questionable merit. Yes, some people know far more than others, but how does one establish that? Happily, there are publication and citation metrics available to help us, and a reasonable case can be made that experts exist. That does not preclude the possibility that they are all wrong. One...
  • @Crimson2
    Yeah, the Flynn Effect isn't real just because you say it isn't.

    Ignoring the old saw about perfume and pigs, I’ll attempt to correct your apparent misunderstanding of what Murray and Herrnstein characterized as the “Flynn Effect”. Flynn noticed a recent modest rise in average scores on certain types of IQ tests, most particularly those in categories similar to Raven’s Progressive Matrices. As anyone familiar with Flynn’s research is aware, this rising tide has affected all boats equally. For example, in the USA both White and Negro scores on these types of IQ test have risen by about the same amount. The 1.1 SD difference in average IQ score between Negroes and Whites in the USA remains as constant as it always has.

    As I said before, every single assertion you have made is demonstrably false. Why don’t you buckle down and learn a little bit about current research.

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    Flynn himself showed the IQ gap had closed by 5 to 6 points since 1970,. I'm surprised you didn't know this given how familiar you are with his work.
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  • @Crimson2
    Once again: the far right overstates the importance of IQ differences between different groups.

    The racial gap is closing, though slowly. Probably better public schools in the inner city would close it faster. But considering that the average American in 1900 would have an IQ of 70 today, there is no reason to worry.

    Every statement you make here is demonstrably false.

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    Yeah, the Flynn Effect isn't real just because you say it isn't.
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  • @res
    Lots of interesting material in that presentation. Thanks!

    I find it interesting (and surprising) that the hereditarian hardliners (0% environmental contribution) are all centrists (4-6). Any thoughts on that?

    Looking at the distribution of estimates I wonder about explanations for the most frequent opinions. I suspect:
    - 100% environmental = PC, unsurprising
    - 50% = a baseline given uncertainty?
    - 20% = between group h^2 same as within group h^2?

    I actually find the hereditarian hardliner position the most surprising. Can anyone outline the arguments supporting that? I assume it includes the idea that many US B/W cultural differences are genetic in origin. Are the people holding that opinion familiar with US culture? Could the data be broken out by familiarity with US culture (perhaps nationality as a proxy, but too identifiable to use directly)? Say whether someone has ever lived in the US? I see Table 12 sort of does this. The low Child-SES and USA correlations are surprising to me. Correlations of Pol. Pos (-0.49) and Gender (0.48) based on definitions: "Pol.Pos: higher score = more conservative; Gender: 1=female, 0=male; US-B/W-dif.: higher score = dif. more due to environmental factors and less due to genetic factors. "

    I think many people underestimate just how dysfunctional Black culture is for large proportions of their US population. This increases my environmental component estimate, but I don't know how to separate out the genetic contribution to that.

    Is it possible to outline the arguments most frequently used to justify differing estimates for G/E balance?

    Would it be possible to break down the answers to the affirmative answer questions (averages) for each of the buckets here? Does genetic vs. environmental belief impact AA opinions systematically? Perhaps using an expanded version of Table 12?

    Table 13 (regression model for B/W data) is interesting. Is "R" in the notes really R or is it R^2 (more commonly quoted in my experience)? What is the R^2 for a two variable model using Pol. Pos and Gender (or maybe do an ANOVA instead?)? Could you include the intercepts to help make the models more interpretable? More models to compare the explanatory power of those two variables alone (their correlation is -0.26 per Table 12) would also be interesting.

    P.S. Sorry for this turning into a bit of a question dump, but hopefully they are at least interesting questions.

    There’s an easy way to test for the USA’s environmental impact on the average IQ of those in the USA who are of predominantly sub-Saharan ancestry: Measure the average IQ of populations not in the USA who are of predominantly sub-Saharan ancestry. IIRC such studies usually find even lower average IQs than the studies of such populations in the USA.

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  • 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?

    I knew Jewish guys who went To Stuyvesant and the Bronx High School of Science back in the 1960s, when admissions were purely on merit. A handful of Negroes managed to get in on their merits but they were still regarded as a pretty retarded crew. If affirmative action enters the picture the results on attitudes of competent students should be quite amusing.

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    Stokely Carmichael and Eric Holder both attended Stuyvesant. The test only admission standard at Stuyvesant has been the basis for admission for decades before it was codified in law in the early 70s. So any black person, any person admitted would have gotten in by the merits.

    I doubt they were regarded as retarded but I do think you are a bitter bigot.
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  • For Roseanne Barr, star of ABC's hit show "Roseanne," there would be no appeal. When her tweet hit, she was gone. "Roseanne's Twitter statement, is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show," declaimed Channing Dungey, the black president of ABC Entertainment. Targeting Valerie Jarrett, a confidante and...
  • @Corvinus
    It was generally segregation by custom in the North. But white people here for the most part were not going to face a lynch mob for having relations outside of their race.

    As a lifetime native of Boston, the descendant of ancestors who’ve been here for several centuries, and some of whom fought for the wrong (federal) side, in the Civil War, and an ardent student of my region’s and ancestors’ histories, I say you are full of horse manure. Segregation of Negroes in the North goes back to colonial times. It was sometimes voluntary although more often not, sometimes more and sometimes less strictly enforced, but it was always there. From the 1920s up through the 1960s it was an acknowledged fact of life in Boston. The forced desegregation of Boston schools by the dictatorial ass, Judge Garrity, permanently destroyed the Boston public school system and caused endless amounts of unnecessary violence by forcing an open recognition of what everyone already knew. Other than that, Garrity didn’t change all that much except for the worse.

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  • @ElitistSettler
    The recent uptick in white identity politics is amusing evidence of the human tendency to react too slowly to emergent trends. We tend to respond to slowly growing threats only after these trends have become irreversible. It's the course we are taking with climate change and it's funny to note that, this usually malign propensity, has actually been beneficial with regard to white identity politics.

    The question setting the tone for american politics in the short term is whether republicans will be able to pull away white democrats more quickly than the overall share of the white population in the country shrinks.

    In the long term, however, none of this really matters because whites are irreversibly headed for minority status. There will come a time when they can vote for the republicans in percentages approaching those by which blacks currently support the democrats, and not make a difference in election outcomes. This, in essence, will be the inevitable South Africa-ization of the country's politics. Trump's election certainly doesn't bode well for the treatment white folks can expect when that phase of American society comes to pass.

    As a non-white person, I'm baffled that you would pick this moment in history to throw in your lot with the Trumpists and pick a fight. It seems imprudent to have abandoned a long standing commitment to rule of law and egalitarianism just when you are on the verge of demographic defeat and would have the most to suffer from the new norms you are establishing. But then again, democratic constituencies do not think strategically.

    “…because whites are irreversibly headed for minority status…”

    The trend is hardly irreversible. If we close the borders to immigration and establish population controls. Neither of these is difficult. The first is trivial and requires only long term political commitment. The second can be accomplished without much more difficulty, although it would probably require amending the Constitution. A first subsequent step would then be to eliminate our insane subsidies for bastards, most of which go to useless breeders in the underclass. A second step would be to implement and enforce laws against bastardy. A third step would be to impose a tax on childbearing and eliminate subsidies of the same so individuals in the underclass are forced to pay for their currently unrestrained and heavily subsidized breeding.

    Whites in this country will be the plurality for a long time. For that long time, they could control the political process by forming appropriate alliances with chosen smaller minorities. To that extent the White majority/plurality will still control the country. But this can happen only if the current establishment and elites are removed from power, a truly daunting task.

    You are right to the extent that, if the actions I mention above are not taken, the USA will descend into a disastrous dysfunctional state resembling that of Brazil, Mexico, or any one of a large number of other semi-shit-holes I could mention. Why you would rejoice at that prospect is beyond my understanding. It will make things much worse for all current US citizens.

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  • Some 50,000 years of separate evolution in profoundly different environments, with some ten thousand years of that evolution fueled by increasingly intense cultural selection for those on the Eurasian land mass, have created large and significant differences in aggregate genotype and phenotype between populations of sub-Saharan ancestry and populations of European, and particularly northern European, ancestry. These differences express themselves at the aggregate level in profound differences in intelligence and personality, characteristics critical in determining what type of cultural, social, political, and economic system will best suit a particular population.

    Although there is a large overlap in individual character traits and many Negroes will function well and be well-served in societies created and best suited for Whites, most Negroes will never adapt to nor be entirely comfortable in such societies. The same observation applies to Whites in Negro dominated societies. I cannot think of a current or historical country whose population is mostly divided between those of European and those of sub-Saharan ancestry, with neither race absolutely predominating, that is not racked by constant violence, racial conflict, and other forms of social discord. Among such societies, in those cases where Negroes ultimately obtain the upper hand, the society degenerates in ways that are inimical to White survival, e.g., among other examples, the recent ones of Zimbabwe and South Africa.

    Unfortunately, the current Negro community in the USA, most particularly the large proportion uniquely unsuited by inherited characteristics to thrive in and benefit a society designed by and for Whites, is to a large degree composed of persons whose ancestors were forced to be here. Their disruptive presence is none of their doing. The only possible eventual solution to the USA’s current racial problems, i.e., the separation of Whites and Negroes into two separate nations and increasingly divergent societies, can only be accomplished in a moral fashion if the Negro minority (about 12% of the population or 30 to 40 million people) is granted an equitable distribution of the country’s current land mass and resources. If we do not start seriously considering this possibility and how it might be accomplished, we’ll see either an endless recycling of the nation’s racial disorders or the worst genocide in human history.

    One final point is that the current push by the USA’s establishment and elites to add further significant racial and ethnic divisions to this already disastrously dysfunctional situation can only make matters worse and perhaps make a reasonable and moral solution impossible.

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  • From the New York Times: The European Union Is Under Threat. Artists Say It’s Time to Rebrand. By Nina Siegal May 29, 2018 AMSTERDAM — With populist politicians across the Continent attacking the European Union and negotiations underway for Britain to leave the bloc, the very idea of a unified Europe seems to be under...
  • @peterike
    Koolhas is one of those ghastly "intellectuals" that only Europe can produce. A guy who goes from one terrible idea to another, one awful building to the next, and turns it all into a lucrative, lauded career. It's pretty amazing. Tillmans is a gay degenerate. Such are the cultural leaders of Europe today.

    “…the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas…”

    Am I wrong to think he’s at least attempted to re-brand himself? A name that, when pronounced, sounds like “Cool House” reeks of suspicious coincidence when it belongs to an architect.

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  • @Tiny Duck
    Looks like no white guys were qualified! I know you guys think guys are sulfide but maybe just maybe the white guys just coulndbt cut the mustard

    Guys get over it. Your time has passed. You had your chance and blew it. The future is diverse. If you cannot accept your place we do not want or need you

    “If you cannot accept your place we do not want or need you”

    You’re lampoon is as hilarious as usual, TD, and hits the rhetorical bullseye! All woke readers are immediately going to know the answer to the question, your last sentence raises, “Who’s going to pay for welfare and all the other handout goodies, upon which PoCs and steadily increasing numbers of useless women have come rely?”

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  • I’ve never been much of a fan of Roseanne Barr. I never watched her earlier sitcom, Roseanne (1988-1997), but, then, I normally don’t watch much network television either. Unlike some conservatives I wasn’t that excited by the renewal of the show by ABC in mid-season in 2017, and I am not that surprised that the...
  • @Adolf Verloc
    From what I have read, Joel Chandler Harris was a man of perfectly decent racial views, especially for his day. I too read all the "Uncle Remus" stories as a kid. I can't think of anything remotely racist about them.

    What is most stupid about the North Carolina Archives anecdote is that Joel Chandler Harris’s stories are reworkings of African folk tales by American Negroes. That Harris collected these and wrote them for wider dissemination is not the point. The Negress who took offense is so typical of her type, a drop dead dumb, affirmative action appointment who is profoundly ignorant of even her own roots. Another one of the type raised a brouhaha several years ago over the use of the word niggardly, a word in most literate English readers’ vocabularies, derived from old Norse and meaning cheap or miserly.

    BTW, I heard an example of hilariously stupid virtue signalling on NPR today. It occurred during a discussion of wedding planning. The NPR interviewer was transparently anxious to establish her street creds regarding race and started a discussion of why so few Negro couples were portrayed in the advertising of wedding planners. She blurted out something to the effect that this was perhaps because troglodytes regarded Negroes dressed in attire, which was artificially created by and for Anglo-American Whites, around the fin de siecle, as ugly (or perhaps silly). She then doubled down on her original faux pas by announcing that she regarded the contrast of black skin against white formal attire as particularly attractive, evidently hoping that this will clearly mark her as one of the enlightened. My hope is that she will be eaten alive by amateur and professional Negro provocateurs and her erstwhile fellow SJWs for her incredibly inept attempts to come across as an active SJW.

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    "What is most stupid about the North Carolina Archives anecdote is that Joel Chandler Harris’s stories are reworkings of African folk tales by American Negroes. That Harris collected these and wrote them for wider dissemination is not the point."

    Jus' Sayin', you may be missing something. I recall reading comic-strip versions of Harris's stories in my local newspaper, and I've also read Paul Dunbar's stories in bits and pieces about American Black Kultur. They're charming, sometimes funny, and speak to some sort of common human experience between Blacks and Whites. Upstairs, downstairs, all that. For a Black person to object to a White person innocently using a phrase from Harris seems to me a massively divisive act of personal self-aggrandizement. Probably time that non-racist White folks call Blacks on this sort of horseshit.
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  • Millions of anti-Semitic messages on Twitter have spread negative stereotypes and conspiracy theories about Jews across the social media platform, according to a report Monday by the Anti-Defamation League. ADL national director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said the data showed many used Twitter as a “megaphone to harass and intimidate Jews.” An earlier report from...
  • @Anonymous
    Because Catholics were murderous assholes then and are still assholes now albeit in different ways.

    I haven’t personally met any anti-Semites but I occasionally run into an anti-Catholic nutter like you.

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  • HOW TO END ANTI-SEMITISM QUICKLY—JUST BE GOOD.

    Dear Judaists: You can end anti-semitism quickly, if you want. All you have to do is be good and honest. Here is how:

    1. Stop killing Palestinians and stealing their land. End apartheid in Palestine.
    2. Stop promoting the alien invasion in USA and UK. If you love aliens, do it in Israel, fine, but don’t force it on others.
    3. Stop bribing politicians and demand they give Israel money as aid and fight wars for it, like in Syria and Iran.
    4. Stop promoting anti-family laws and polices, like feminism and porno.
    5. Stop putting people in prison when they debate the holocaust. If you believe the holocaust really happened, then why are you afraid of a few nuts debating the obvious?

    The Chinese or the Chileans or any other group do not do any of the above. If they did, they would be hated to.

    So the best way to be loved is to love and care about other people. It is that easy. You can’t bully and threaten people into loving and respecting you–you have to earn it.

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    Brilliant! You've just about said it all.
    , @El Dato
    Pretty sure this post would be regarded as rank antisemitism.

    Reminder that "antisemitism" is a word. And semites are defining what the meaning of that word shall be:

    https://www.unz.com/article/international-campaign-is-criminalizing-criticism-of-israel-as-antisemitism/
    , @Kratoklastes

    If you love aliens, do it in Israel, fine, but don’t force it on others
     
    How about

    'If you love aliens, do it in the Caucasus (or Queens) after you go back to where you came from, fine, but don't force it on others.'

     

    Asserting that a hostile, alien, specifically Eastern-European invading culture has the right to impose its values on Occupied Palestine is implicitly supporting the invasion, theft, occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestine.
    , @Gordo

    1. Stop killing Palestinians and stealing their land. End apartheid in Palestine.
    2. Stop promoting the alien invasion in USA and UK. If you love aliens, do it in Israel, fine, but don’t force it on others.
    3. Stop bribing politicians and demand they give Israel money as aid and fight wars for it, like in Syria and Iran.
    4. Stop promoting anti-family laws and polices, like feminism and porno.
    5. Stop putting people in prison when they debate the holocaust. If you believe the holocaust really happened, then why are you afraid of a few nuts debating the obvious?
     
    This.
    , @Realist
    Excellent....seems rational to me.
    , @Seamus Padraig

    So the best way to be loved is to love and care about other people. It is that easy. You can’t bully and threaten people into loving and respecting you–you have to earn it.
     
    But, as Machiavelli once advised, if you can't be both feared and loved at the same time, it is always better to be feared than loved.

    BTW, you probably won't be surprised to learn that some of the neoconservatives proudly cherish the idea that Machiavelli--though outwardly Catholic--was actually a crypto-Jew. Here's neocon Michael Ledeen: "Listen to his political philosophy, and you will hear the Jewish music."

    http://www.voltairenet.org/article178638.html
    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    Well said, sir.

    It's obvious to anyone who takes five minutes to look around that "anti-Semitism" is more accurately defined as anti-getting screwed over by a paranoid bully who's out to destroy you and your people. Kind of like a Pole in 1940 being anti-Nazi.
    , @Jack Tiscione
    "...few nuts debating the obvious...". Obvious ?? I want to know the numbers. Why has the figure 6 million kept appearing in Jewish lore talmud etc. for centuries...I believe the holocaust but I'm a numbers guy and have questions...there are many questions re. the showers at Auschwitz and the questions regarding the logistics of handling such massive numbers while germany was fighting for it's life against the Russians (Western front was a sideshow by comparison)...want answers to nagging questions but questions are suppressed...Why is that ???
    , @HogHappenin
    Hay hay hay!! Stop there buddy! Don't ya know for chrissake, Truth is highly anti-semetic! Didn't ya schoolteacher taught that to ya in high school? Perhaps you were dozing off!!

    Worry not. With compulsive holocaust "education", your "gifted" children will never have to worry about that!

    , @renfro
    Excellent advice and points.

    But alas....they aren't going to change.
    Because....they don't want to.
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  • It's been a depressing few days on the immigration front. Not least depressing has been the collapse of the lawsuits against Disney World. Just to remind you: Disney was in the news three years ago for laying off American IT workers and replacing them with cheaper workers from India on H-1B visas. The American workers...
  • It’s time to face reality. Trump has betrayed his base. To one degree or another, he’s broken every campaign promise he made. First he caved to the neocons, promoting the insane Russophobic policies and global saber rattling that keep the deep state going. Then he caved to the USA’s Zionist fifth column, with policies such as the Jerusalem embassy, the repudiation of the nuclear deal with Iran, and continued US aggression in the Levant and Middle East, actions that benefit no one except genocidal Israelis. Now he’s giving up on true border control, and true reform of the nation’s immigration and naturalization policies.

    With Trump, it’s apparently all buffoonish show and bluster. Strategic thinking, tactical implementation, and the hard work required to truly change policies in a positive way are not part of this queerly coifed clown’s conceptual apparatus. His attention span, emotional gravity, and moral compass are exceeded by those of the average, two-year-old toddler.

    I supported Trump in hopes that his presidency might initiate the beginnings of a new, effective, and non-establishment political movement in this country. Now I’ve given up on the USA and its current political system. The only hope is radical, revolutionary change.

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    I never thought that he was serious, but after he surprised me and won, I hoped that he’d at least try to stop the tidal wave of immigrants. There was always going to be tremendous opposition, but if he had given some moral leadership to the anti-immigration movement, something might have been accomplished. Instead, he gave us the middle-finger salute.
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  • From the San Jose Mercury-News: From the New York Times today: Inside a Powerful Silicon Valley Charity, a Toxic Culture Festered By David Gelles May 11, 2018 As Silicon Valley technology executives have amassed enormous fortunes in recent years, one relatively obscure group — the Silicon Valley Community Foundation — has emerged as the local...
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  • From the NYT opinion pages: Uh, the more our age becomes obsessed with punishing the White Male Ruling Class, such as George Zimmerman and Darren Wilson, for its toxic whitemaleness, the less concern it has for class struggle and the richer white male billionaires seem to get. Funny how that works ...
  • A philosopher!!! I thought only a sociologist could dish out such drivel. Unless, of course, he is a French philosopher.
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  • At least one Trump Effect is still working: When Republican candidates want to win, they champion immigration patriotism. Thus, in a special election Democrats were hoping to win, Republican candidate Debbie Lesko held off a strong challenge by explicitly supporting President Donald Trump’s wall on the Mexican border. Still, Lesko’s victory was far narrower than...
  • Good article Mr. Kirkpatrick,
    The author gives Trump (and by doing so, the unseen coalition behind him) some realistic praise.
    I’m going to repeatedly present these same comments in these posts…Since Trump took office, North Korea has stopped launching missiles over Japan’s waters and has stopped nuclear testing and is reaching out peacefully to South Korea. The terriorists in Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere have had their rogue U.S. government funding, weapons deliveries, and information sources dry up…and as a result are a shadow of their former strength. Many Saudi Royals have been arrested, some “Accident-ed”, and new more forward thinkers replacing them. The economy has not spiraled downward, mass confrontations on American streets has not occurred, and the internet has not been effectively censored. Reoccurring revelations on depraved histories of the powerful continue. More people are turning off main stream media and turning to internet alternative information sources.
    Things, slowly, are getting incredibly better.

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  • @EliteCommInc.
    I am not a socialist. An I would not play one on TV. And I am an avowed capitalist. But tax cuts while increasing spending makes no sense -- none.

    No. The president did not have to turn to those he defeated. Not even close. What he should have done is stood. Used his victory as leverage with the voters in the various states he won and has those populations who voted for hum in turn press against the local congress.

    The argument here is simple, the congressman or congresswomen from your state opposes why he was elected and is acting against their --

    Instead we have a cowed President who chose his enemies over the people who elected him. He has proceeded to eat his own agenda repeatedly and has done without getting anything in return.

    As for Speaker Ryan -- he was sadly a lost case during the campaign,. His "never Trump" rhetoric should have made him an anathema to the WH. As should have every single, contended "never Trump" advocate.

    Sen Cruz -- you are kidding ---- so I will laugh at the joke. One might actually take a look at his immigration position more closely. And anyone who is an advocate of regime isn't likely to be a serious advocate fro restricting immigration -- a policy such as regime change that creates refugees and instability will advocating we take the best and the brightest from these countries -- no thanks. Speaking of well connected banking politicians --- good grief. Nothing wrong with banks, but they are low on the being held accountable list. Wondering, voted for the latest budget -- no thanks.

    DACA -- nothing to bargain with of for. We provided free education, and job training. We have bent over backwards for people who had every opportunity to be come citizens -- that's enough. Done -- home they go. And the same for any level of amnesty.

    The border wall debate is nonsense. Just build the wall. Enforce immigration laws, remove redundancy. Restrict to a near halt any immigration until we make major repairs or overhaul our immigration policy. A policy that doesn't protect and benefit US citizens is not a policy worth maintaining.

    Before I start assuming the economy is in good shape, I would take a closer look at the policies of Basel Agreements. One might also examine the depth that tax dollars are holding up the economy.

    I became concerned when Trump chose Pence, almost a caricature of the typical, brain dead, Establishment politician, as his VP. I knew that things were worse than I’d ever imagined when he chose Rancid Priebus as the effective manager of White House operations. Things have only gone downhill since then. Trump seems to have no political, policy, ideological, or even moral compass. He seems incapable of holding the coyrse, any course.

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  • @jilles dykstra
    As far as I can see the USA has two contradictory ideas, on the one hand immigrants are welcome as cheap illegal labourers, yet despised, on the other hand immigration is feared.
    Both ideas I already encountered in 1982, when I rented an RV in the USA, with the immigrant hire company.
    Mexicans were hired for major repairs.

    Those Mexicans were hired to replace native-born American workers, who did a better job but cut into their employers profits.

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  • @anon
    As Ann Coulter said, the Republican party is the Stupid Party. Why was Trump elected? For two reasons and two reasons only -- immigration and foreign wars. The American people want an END to both! So what did Trump end up giving us after 1.5 years? More wars, and nothing on immigration except slowing the refugee inflow from a few Muslim countries -- which is a good thing, don't get me wrong, but instead of Syrians, we are taking in 10x more Afghans, that's no good either. We need a lot more on immigration.

    Instead, the GOP passed a tax cut no one asked for, and managed to make healthcare even worse by cutting the two most important aspects of Obamacare - the individual mandate and the subsidy. Our family of four's insurance went up by a whopping 60% in one year. Thanks a lot you GOP nitwits!

    If the GOP passes the DACA amnesty without using as a bargaining chip to pass a comprehensive immigration bill that includes a border wall and drastic reductions to legal immigration, they are as good as dead in Nov. Trump's base is not going to come out and vote.

    Meanwhile, Trump should do more to help himself. If the GOP loses he will be impeached. He needs to get Ryan to resign immediately and replace him with someone who is on board with his agenda, like Kris Kobach. The only reason Ryan is staying on is to pass DACA, he wants to take down the GOP and Trump. Act now!

    Trump has actually accomplished a fair amount, although the Republican establishment, their joine-at-the-hip Democrat allies , and sabotaging professional bureaucrats and judges have stymied his successes at every opportunity and the fake news MSM have done their damndest to hide Trump’s quiet successes from potential supporters.

    However, Trump has been thwarted by the Republican establishment every time he’s tried to fulfill major campaign and, partly as a result of this, he seems to have given up. Trump has accomplished little in the way of achieving his major campaign promises: (1) blocking the flood of unvetted immigrants into this country; (2) fixing Obama’s insane DACA program; (3) removing illegal aliens from the country; (4) initiating major reforms of immigration and naturalization policy; (5) improving relations with Russia, which the Clintons and their neocon allies have worked so assiduously to poison; (6) ending the many wars that Obama, his Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, and the two Bushes started; and (7) disengaging the US from many of its crippling foreign entanglements, including insanely destructive, multilateral defense and trade treaties.

    I was a long-time conservative and a fervent Trump supporter but unless there is more visible progress achieving these Trump policies I’m bunkering down and withdrawing from all political activity, including voting. Instead I’ll start preparing to deal with the coup, “revolution”, or other more gradual breakdown in social order which is beginning to seem inevitable.

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  • @Cold N. Holefield
    Trump wasn't elected. The election was stolen, and yes, RussiaGate is a Smokescreen Diversion to obfuscate how that really went down. Not that Russia isn't meddling in America's Affairs and doesn't have Trump on a String, because it does, but even though it did and does have significant influence with Trump, the mechanism by which Trump became POTUS was not Russia's doing and The Dems & The Mainstream Media and The Establishment overall won't expose it because they'd like to use the Mechanism too, or something akin to it, when it suits their purposes.

    The Election Was Rigged

    Self-promoting click bait.

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    Yup. I recognize his moniker from Moon of Alabama, where he was the resident troll a couple of years ago--their 'Tiny Duck,' if you will. Just ignore him.
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  • From the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a fundraising organization: Vandals Awaken Trump White House to Anti-Semitism February 23, 2017 Bill Morlin Vandals who toppled tombstones in a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis last weekend did more than an act of desecration. Their vile crime prompted the new Trump Administration to finally speak...
  • “There is no evidence that the crime was racially, ethnically or religiously motivated, University police said.”

    Based on SJW/PC/VS Axiom 5: “It is impossible for a Negro to commit a hate crime.”

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  • Today, April 20th, is the fiftieth anniversary of British politician Enoch Powell's Birmingham speech against mass Third World immigration into his country. VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow has an eloquent post about this and VDARE.com has reposted the speech itself, with supporting hyperlinks brought up to date. There are YouTube clips of Powell actually delivering bits...
  • That speech is one of history’s finer rhetorical moments. I get goosebumps rereading certain parts of it. Those two opening sentences are perhaps the finest description of realistic statesmanship ever written. Powell was prescient in his predictions. If anything the current reality has proved that those predictions were understatements. Enoch Powell was – and will always be – a man for the ages. Unfortunately we live in a corrupt time and a degenerate, decaying culture; a situation which allows moral pygmies to gang up and bring down giants like Enoch Powell

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  • "As one of the conditions of considering publication of this article, Ron Unz has required me to personally apologize to commenter Rurik for having previously threatened to "dox" him based on our private correspondence. I am therefore providing that apology, and also sincerely promising to make no such threats nor take such actions against him...
  • @Beefcake the Mighty
    It is always revealing how angry certain people get when an official narrative is challenged (be it 9-11 or the Holocaust).

    I don’t happen to believe the official narrative regarding 9/11. However, I did lose a business colleague in the Pennsylvania crash, so I know that crash happened and my friend died in it. I still occasionally hear word of his widow.

    I get pissed off when loons like Revusky waste my time with bullshit like this latest. I get really pissed off when Revusky and his ilk spew nonsense that can be used to discredit all those who have rationally based doubts about the official 9/11 narrative.

    Fortunately, I’ll remember this experience and in the future avoid anything he writes.

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    Revusky waste my time with bullshit like this latest.
     
    Whatever you may think of Revusky's CONCLUSIONS, he fully documented his methods and resources in the article. In other words, Revusky he has been careful NOT to waste a reader's time trying to figure out what he did or didn't do to arrive at his conclusions.

    It would be great if our formerly great newspapers were even a third as careful and diligent as Revusky.
    , @Beefcake the Mighty
    I’m afraid this is a non-sequitur; an acquaintance of yours went missing on 9-11, therefore the (alleged) Shanksville plane crash was real?
    , @Jonathan Revusky

    However, I did lose a business colleague in the Pennsylvania crash,
     
    Yeah, sure you did. Did this person have a name?

    Come to think of it, do you have a name?
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  • @Jonathan Revusky

    Betty Ong was Betty Ng. Ng and Ong are transliterations of the same Chinese name.
     
    Well, that is not accurate. They potentially can be, but usually are not. In any case, the above is really sophistry. For instance, Miller and Müller are the same surnames etymologically, and, at key moments in history, apparently a lot of Americans who were Müller decided to spell their names Miller. However, from the point of view of documentation, they really are two different surnames.

    Now, somebody who was christened Juan or Giovanni might try to fit in and go by the English version John, sure. But family names don't work that way. Once a family decides to spell their family name one way, they are typically quite consistent about it and there is simply no sign that the Ong family ever spelled their surname any differently from "Ong". This is just an exercise in clutching at straws.

    Of course, a name could still be misspelt by accident. However, "Betty Ng" appears in both the 1973 and the 1974 yearbooks by that name. For your theory to be correct, her last name would have to be misspelt both years consecutively in exactly the same way. This is really very unlikely.


    She also looks the same,
     
    LOL.

    Well, that is just a ridiculous statement. In fact, simply looking at the photo of Betty Ng, it is quite clear that this is a completely different person. The nose and face are all different. It is not really even close.

    Interestingly, somebody (who?) put the Betty Ng photo from the 1974 yearbook on the findagrave.com memorial for Betty Ong. That is right here:

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5783448/betty-ann-ong/photo#view-photo=163120611

    The above photo is the Betty Ng from the 1974 yearbook. That is clearly not a younger version of Betty Ong the 9/11 flight attendant.

    https://www.google.es/search?q=betty+ong+9/11&client=opera&hs=L7Z&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiqyb-HtMvaAhVLMewKHY_cBZUQ_AUICigB&biw=1240&bih=602

    Anyway, nice try....

    You’re an idiot, Revusky. Just give it up will you. A few minutes work by annonymous has demolished your whole nutcake theory. Any reasonable person can see that for themselves.

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    What you are just saying is arrant nonsense and has a distinctly disingenuous feel to it. And rather like German Reader you come across as someone desperately trying to stop scrutiny of yet another strange and embarrassing flaw in the 911 official narrative. By god have you (official) types got your work cut out.
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  • @anonymous

    In fact, at the time Betty would have attended this school, there were two graduating classes per year: Spring and Fall. For example, the Spring and Fall of 1974 are available here and here.
     
    A search for the name "Betty" on the Spring 1974 list reveals two Bettys:

    Bettylou McAteer
    Betty Ng

    Quick wiki search of surname "Ng"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ng_(name)

    Ng is a Cantonese, Shanghainese and Hakka transliteration of the Chinese surnames 吳/吴 (Pinyin transliteration for Mandarin equivalent: Wú) and 伍 (Mandarin Wǔ) meaning "five" or "troops". In Hokkien (Taiwanese) and Teochew, Ng corresponds to the surname 黃/黄 (Mandarin Huáng) meaning "yellow"; or to 阮 (Mandarin Ruǎn).

    The surname is sometimes romanized as Ang, Eng, Ing and Ong in the United States and Ung in Australia.
     

    I think you, once again and like so many others, have made a fool of Mr. Revusky.

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  • anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:

    In fact, at the time Betty would have attended this school, there were two graduating classes per year: Spring and Fall. For example, the Spring and Fall of 1974 are available here and here.

    A search for the name “Betty” on the Spring 1974 list reveals two Bettys:

    Bettylou McAteer
    Betty Ng

    Quick wiki search of surname “Ng”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ng_(name)

    Ng is a Cantonese, Shanghainese and Hakka transliteration of the Chinese surnames 吳/吴 (Pinyin transliteration for Mandarin equivalent: Wú) and 伍 (Mandarin Wǔ) meaning “five” or “troops”. In Hokkien (Taiwanese) and Teochew, Ng corresponds to the surname 黃/黄 (Mandarin Huáng) meaning “yellow”; or to 阮 (Mandarin Ruǎn).

    The surname is sometimes romanized as Ang, Eng, Ing and Ong in the United States and Ung in Australia.

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    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    Betty Ong was Betty Ng. Ng and Ong are transliterations of the same Chinese name. You can find her in the yearbook link below on the right-hand page 3rd in from the right. She also looks the same, only like a nerdy awkward girl who then later worked out how to be pretty.

    https://m.imgur.com/fOmbhdj?r

    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    I think you, once again and like so many others, have made a fool of Mr. Revusky.
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  • @German_reader
    If you google for Betty Ong, you find this

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/22128600/harry-ong

    and this

    https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Betty-Ong-s-family-remembers-2310213.php

    (and probably much more, I only looked for about a minute or so).

    On these two sites you find several fully named supposed close relatives of Betty Ong, and info that her parents owned a grocery store on Jackson Street in San Francisco.
    Now I don't want to encourage an obnoxious nutcase like Revusky to pester the relatives of a dead woman, but unless he can prove that these people are all fake and invented too, his research about 40-year old high school yearbooks is pretty worthless imo.

    I don’t have a photo in my university yearbook. I( do appear in a list of the “camera shy” towards the end of the yearbook, however. Every yearbook that I’ve ever seen has such a section, listing persons who, for whatever reason, did not have his picture in the yearbook. Revulsky doesn’t seem to have considered this or checked it out.

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    Every yearbook that I’ve ever seen has such a section, listing persons who, for whatever reason, did not have his picture in the yearbook. Revulsky doesn’t seem to have considered this or checked it out.
     
    You see, the above is very typical of something that I was getting at in my article before this one. I referred to the "Culture of Bullshit." You say that I don't seem to have checked out this or that.

    First of all, how would you know what I have checked out or not?

    You see, the problem is that when you're a bullshitter, you can't really conceive of anybody else NOT being a bullshitter like you. So, since you never check any facts and just talk out of your ass, you figure that that is what I do, right?

    Wrong.

    I looked at all of this pretty exhaustively, the text-only class lists and everything. I can tell you that, aside from the black girl, who is labeled "Betty Ong" who I called "Black Betty", there is no Betty Ong ANYWHERE in these yearbooks.

    Not only that, I really tried. I can tell you that there is no Beatrice Ong, there is no Bettina Ong....

    And I can tell you that the alleged siblings of Betty who are supposed to have gone to the same school are not in any yearbook either. So, her elder brother Harry Ong is not in any yearbook from the sixties.

    And again, I'm not fucking around.... I looked for Harry Ong and I looked for Harold Ong and Henry Ong too. Do you get it? You talk like everybody else is just a completely worthless bullshitter like you. But no, when I say there is no Betty Ong in any yearbook (except for that black girl!) I really scoured the thing and looked!

    Most of you guys simply cannot get your heads around this. Facts??!!! Checking facts???!!! Whoah, dude, what a trippy concept!!
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  • Wednesday’s criminal referral by 11 House Republicans of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as well as several former and serving top FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) officials is a giant step toward a Constitutional crisis. Named in the referral to the DOJ for possible violations of federal law are: Clinton, former FBI Director...
  • @jacques sheete

    And that will come especially from the mainstream media...
     
    I quit reading right there.

    Use of that term indicates mental laziness at best. What's mainstream about it? Please refer to corporate media in proper terms, such as PCR's "presstitute" media.

    Speaking of PCR, it's too bad he doesn't allow comments.

    OT, but there seems to be a collective memory loss as to why Paul Craig Roberts disabled comments. Since I was at least peripherally involved, I’ll refresh that memory:

    PCR wrote a column with which I generally agreed but in which I thought he had gone a bit over the top. I commented with a mild snarc to that effect. Some cowardly crap weasel then launched an attack against me but disguised it so that it appeared to be coming directly from PCR. The comment stream degenerated after that point. PCR was disgusted enough with the whole sordid mess that shortly afterwards he requested that Mr. Unz disable all future comments.

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    I remember it well. It was pretty obvious that he didn't really write it, even though his favorite word, "insouciant" was used.
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  • So, what do you think?
  • @Randal

    I’d rather we stay out, but if we want some target practice and live fire drills with our allies, a murderous stooge of Russia and Iran is a good target. Probably bumped Trump’s approval a few points, that is good too.
     
    Gosh, approving the course of action that Israel wants.

    But it's nothing to do with Israel, of course. It's just that the target practice is useful and Israel's enemy happens to be "a murderous stooge". Just a happy coincidence.

    This time Israel accidentally gave us a peak behind the curtain as it gave its US stooges marching orders for what targets it wanted hit in Syria. https://twitter.com/IsraelBreaking/status/984965217305219072

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  • I’m off the Trump-train. I apparently missed my stop (“Build-a-border-wall” station) and somehow ended up at “Ridiculous-war-in-the-Middle-East” station.

    In all seriousness, wtf?

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    Right on! Trump has fallen for the BS. I wanted him to get us out of the foreign wars, but it seems as if it is too much temptation for the POTUSES to stay out of the nonsense. Obama, despite his leftist credentials, dove in, hook, line and sinker and now Trump is dumpster diving as well.
    , @bartok
    So far Trump has entered into no new wars. He and Obama are the only ones in the "no new wars" club. Good for them.

    (For Clinton it was Serbia, where he let the evil neolibs get their war on Whites).
    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    No matter who I vote for, no matter who gets elected, it seems that the Israeli-Zionist-neocon fifth column in this country always ends up controlling US foreign policy. In practice this means that US blood is spilled and US treasure expended on wars that hurt both the interests of the US and most of the rest of the world, while forwarding Israel's genocidal Middle Eastern plans.
    , @Paul Jolliffe
    "Nuclear combat toe to toe with the Russkies" - no thanks.

    "Ridiculous-war . . . " it may be, but this has the potential to go very bad, very fast. This could go from "Dr. Stangelove" comedy to "Dr. Stangelove" end-of-the-world by Mother's Day, at least according to some smart people.

    https://youtu.be/9ynY5NvYsZY
    , @Wally
    BREAKING: British-US Toxin, Not Novichok used in Salisbury Attack

    https://principia-scientific.org/breaking-british-us-toxin-not-novichok-used-in-salisbury-attack/
    Swiss lab says ‘BZ toxin’ used in Salisbury, not produced in Russia, was in US & UK service
    , @JoaoAlfaiate
    I voted for Trump to keep us out of Syria. What a mistake! We need to get Ran Paul to run against Trump in 2020.
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  • @Taco
    I’m off the Trump-train. I apparently missed my stop (“Build-a-border-wall” station) and somehow ended up at “Ridiculous-war-in-the-Middle-East” station.

    In all seriousness, wtf?

    No matter who I vote for, no matter who gets elected, it seems that the Israeli-Zionist-neocon fifth column in this country always ends up controlling US foreign policy. In practice this means that US blood is spilled and US treasure expended on wars that hurt both the interests of the US and most of the rest of the world, while forwarding Israel’s genocidal Middle Eastern plans.

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  • From the New York Times: What do you think? In other news, Michael Anton has resigned.
  • This whole thing reeks of a disguised Israeli operation to provide an excuse for their subsequent attacks on Syrian/Russian positions. https://apnews.com/d965ed6a364f46fd9888acb9001de501/Israel-blamed-for-missile-strike-in-Syria;-14-reported-dead.

    Israel has good reason to fear Hezbolla. Israel used to launch regular, unprovoked invasions of Lebanon accompanied by significant war crimes, e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabra_and_Shatila_massacre. Then in 2006, while attempting another one of these, the IDF Suffered a serious defeat by Hezbolla irregulars. The Israelis had to get outsiders to declare a “humanitarian ceasefire” before they could withdraw. Since then the Israeli attacks on Lebanon have been much more circumspect.

    Also since then, Hezbolla has built a large cadre of professional, full-time military forces, equipped with modern US and NATO military equipment captured in Libya, Iraq, and other loci of Israeli/US/NATO aggression. In addition to this Hezzbolla has recruited a large force of experienced irregular troops, sort of a Lebanese version of the Minutemen.

    Hezzbolla has provided a model of how the people of the mid-East can defend themselves against Israel’s oppression and aggression. Since Hezzbolla is completely non-sectarian, but allied with and supported by Shiite Iran, the Wahhabist, Sunni Saudis also perceive it as a serious threat. This alone is enough to explain the cosying up of Israel and Saudi Arabia. The non-sectarian nature of Hezzbolla also comports well with Ba’athist Party sentiment in Syria and Iraq, which helps further to explain apparently nonsensical re-alignments in the Middle East.

    What appears to be happening is that the theocratic states of Israel and the Gulf are aligning themselves against a new and effective model of resistance, based on non-sectarian principles and led by Shia Iran and the reconstituted Ba’ath Parties of Iraq and Syria.

    Israel will do anything it can to stop this up to and including initiating WW III via its US sock puppet.

    It was all brought home to me last night when on the late night news I once again saw that homicidal, hair-lipped loon, John Bolton, gaining a position of influence.

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  • Introduction As of April 7, nearly three thousand unarmed Christian, Muslim and secular Palestinians have been wounded, over three dozen are in critical condition and at least twenty-five unarmed protestors, including children have been assassinated by hundreds of Israeli snipers and heavily armed troops shooting tank shells into crowds of civilians protesting their decades of...
  • @WorkingClass
    Israel is small change. America murders people in the thousands annually.

    “America murders people in the thousands annually.”

    I am assuming you are referring to the thousands – probably many hundreds of thousands – of deaths caused by US military and deep-state-destabilization interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, and other countries of the Middle East, Levant and North Africa.

    But, as Petras points out, all of these deaths are the result of the political pressure exerted by Israel’s Zionist fifth column in the United States. I only wonder why you raise the issue of these Israeli-Zionist-caused deaths without at least mentioning the wholesale destruction of these countries’ political and social systems and cultures, the eradication of health care, public works and other infrastructure, the encouragement of sectarian violence and mini-genocides, e.g., of Yazidis, Druze, Ismailis, Kurds, Coptic and other regional Christian sects, Swamp Arabs, etc. All this is the the fruit of Israeli-Zionist pressure operating within the USA’s political system. It’s part of a deliberate Israeli policy to turn the entire area surrounding Israel into a vast desert, whose inhabitants are helpless to protect themselves from the brutal racial aggression of Israel’s Jews.

    What most appalls me, as a citizen of the United States, is that the USA’s Zionist fifth column is willing to sacrifice so many thousands of Americans in this holocaust upon the altar of Zionism. As one notorious instance, Zionists gave Israel shelter after Israel’s deliberate attack on the USS Liberty and its, happily unsuccessful, attempt to massacre every member of that unarmed, US Navy ship’s crew. While these Zionist scum are happy to send the sons and daughters of other Americans to suffer, die, and commit war crimes for Israel, they fight tooth and nail to keep their own children from serving their birth country – although perhaps not their country of first allegiance – in any meaningful, non-self-profiting way. The ultimate instances of Zionist treachery, like the NYT’s David Brooks, merrily send their spawn off to IDF summer camps, where they safely learn how to bully and torture Palestinians.

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    • Replies: @anon
    More background on the subject of "US" as proxy and enabler - the Neocons: https://mastersofdeception.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/masters-of-deception-chapter-fourteen/

    This series offers background on WWII and who really won it (though that should be obvious by now) - please use the alternative link for Part I:
    https://europathelastbattle.wordpress.com/watch/

    , @Z-man
    Well said.
    , @HistoryRepeats
    “As one notorious instance, Zionists gave Israel shelter after Israel’s deliberate attack on the USS Liberty and its, happily unsuccessful, attempt to massacre every member of that unarmed, US Navy ship’s crew.”

    How about another notorious instance, the October 23, 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut that killed 241 US military personnel, one of my family members among the dead.

    Jimmy Carter later revealed that Israeli intelligence had advance knowledge of the bombing but deliberately failed to notify the US as they were counting on a large massacre to convince the US to bring military forces en masse to the area to do all their fighting for them.
    , @smellyoilandgas
    Structurally organized SOPDS: Pharaoh (100,000), Slave-Driver (80,000 promoted slaves); slaves (8 billion).
    Mentally organized MOPDS: Every living human. taught the SOPDS, made to believe it to be natural.
    Politically organized POPDS: Every living human becomes a citizen at birth(scope, control slave power).
    SOPDS is top down. What would world behavior look like if organized SDPOS ?
    Nation State is a control system; allows SOPDS to control 8.18 billion?
    Zionism is a support Network IASN: provides political, financial, military, legal, media support to Pharaohs.
    Pharaoh-game is Capitalism PGIC? Only the wealthy can play.
    Capitalism is Real Life Monopoly (CIRLM): object is to redistribute global wealth into the few Pharaohs Monopoly a Board Game played with die BGWD: Player rolls die outcome determines next landing space.
    Landing spaces(LS): Like nation states: they obligate or dictate certain actions by the game player.
    Nation States(NS): resting spaces (board walk, park place) landed on after dice thrown by capitalist?
    War: resultant activity dictated as a consequence of moving in accord to die to certain landing spaces.

    Now if you look at this carefully, study some history, you will see that Israel is a specially enabled military base strategically placed near the center of the oil and gas resources of the Middle Eastern world. Its purpose, was a part of the plan to possess the oil rich land (1896). Bankers and global traders at the first Zionist Congress(1896), decided it would be easier to occupy the oil and gas rich Arab (Ottoman and Persian Empire) held lands and to toss off all who have any claim to those lands, so that production and sale of the oil from the land would generate banker and trader profits, if conquest by occupation were used as a method and if the occupation were supported by financial capacity, military strength, had the powers of a nation state to make rules and laws, and to hold dissenters in line.
    The average person of Jewish consent has been deceived and used as a part of the occupation intent. Its embedded into the mental structure of being raised with Jewish surroundings.



    Some day this will be well known.
    , @windwaves
    so well and exactly said, excellent post.

    I am convinced, if only true americans were informed/educated about these simple truths, it would be an immediate revolt. The challenge here, and it is a hugely important one, is how to inform educate a society that is entirely under the control of the zionists ??
    , @Moi
    The key problem in the ME region is Israel. A pipsqueak, apartheid colonial-settler project with huge global influence, particularly over it's patron the US. Make no mistake--Israel the dog that wags the American tail. Hence the multiple standing ovations for Bibi in the US Congress despite Obama displeasure at Bibi's presence. Now Deplorable Don cannot do enough for Israel--a shabbos goy, or perhaps a crypto Jew, unlike his openly Orthodox Jewish daughter.
    , @Patricus
    If Zionists directed the US to wreck Iraq they must be pretty poor advocates for the Jewish state. How does a new client state of Iran advance the cause of Israel?
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  • February was the first month in memory in which more people were murdered in London than in New York City, but now it's happened again in March. Heckuva job, Sadiqie!
  • @Robert Hume
    I’ve been led to believe that there are practically no guns in England owned by ordinary citizens. So this suggests that gun control will not lower assault killings; knives will do.

    For those of us in the USA who interpret the Second Amendment as a protection against government oppression, the history of gun control in the UK is a telling example. Before WW I there were essentially no gun control laws in the UK. The theory, going back to Blackstone, was that the right to keep and bear arms was an ancillary right supporting an Englishman’s fundamental rights to life and property. In the immediate aftermath of WWI, the UK’s establishment noticed that the country now had a vast number of working and middle class men trained and experience in the use of small arms. This and a fear of the revolutionary activities on the continent led the UK’s ruling class to impose strict gun control laws for the first time. Restrictions on firearms ownership and usage have only increased since then. It is now utterly impossible for your average Englishman to defend his life, family or property. The government not only fails to do so but punishes those who attempt to protect themselves in the face of the government’s indifference and even hostility.

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  • @Pincher Martin

    Part and parcel of living in a big city.
     
    You mean, like Tokyo, Taipei, Singapore, Hong Kong, Toronto, Melbourne, etc.?

    Toronto’s gotten worse for some inexplicable reason since a large increase in its diversity quotient.

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    Possibly. Or perhaps you're spoiled by living in Canada - a country with far more livable cities than in the U.S. At least Toronto is safe enough to fool the foreign commentariat. (See page 22, exhibit 10)
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  • @Simon in London
    His earlier conversion to Episcopalianism didn't count? Interesting!

    Just the starting point of a natural progression for any reasonable person’s religious trajectory.

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  • The Guardian editorializes: Presumably not a joke. Humans are fascinated by the source of their failings and virtues. This preoccupation inevitably leads to an old debate: whether nature or nurture moulds us more. A revolution in genomics has poised this as a modern political question about the character of our society: if personalities are hard-wired...
  • …“could have been lifted right out of The Bell Curve”. This is a reference to a 1994 US book that retailed a form of highbrow racism in which white people’s success was ascribed to higher average IQs.

    Of course, Murray and Herrnstein “retailed” no such claim. The book’s argument was that the likely heritability of IQ, and all the social advantages associated with high IQ, combined with assortative mating, was likely leading to abifurcated status system with potentially disatrous political and social consequences. They touched briefly on race, in one chapter, , running some 44 pages in a book of over 400 pages. They concluded that chapter with the observation – correct at the time – that it was unknown whether there was a genetic basis for the observed differences in avaregae IQ scores across different races and ethnicities.

    But then truth has never been a significant factor for The Guardian and its soi disant journalists.

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  • From the New York Times: Usually, the black kids who hit the affirmative action college admissions jackpot are African immigrants or are part white (which as Henry Louis Gates and Lani Guinier used to say kind of defeats the reparations reason for affirmative action, until the rise of Barack Obama made them dummy up for...
  • @PhysicistDave
    Steve Richter wrote:

    A near perfect score on the SAT just about guarantees a student acceptance into any school. So why celebrate like you just won the lottery?
     
    My kids recently went through the college application torture process. Without giving away their scores, let me just say that I know with mathematical certainty that you are wrong. If you are not NAM, the scores this kid got mean you probably will not be admitted to an elite school.

    I know this is counter-intuitive, but, as Sailer explained, the elite schools reject most students above their median admit test scores.

    Which fits into my current best-fit theory of American society. We encourage our kids to participate in contests that we know almost all of them will fail at: trying to get into elite schools, trying to make a career in music performance (i.e., not music teaching) or ballet or art or journalism, getting into medical school, etc., knowing they will almost all fail. From the viewpoint of the ruling elite, this is not a bug; this is a feature.

    Those who succeed are eternally grateful to Stanford or Harvard Medical School or the San Francisco Ballet or whoever allowed them to succeed, especially because they know there were many just as good as they were who were rejected.

    The sorting machine is largely arbitrary. That's the beauty of it. That's why you feel so grateful if you are among the chosen.

    And, that is why you know that if you get out of line, there are plenty of well-qualified people that can be chosen to replace you. So, the physicians keep quiet about scandals in their midst. And the middle managers. And the Hollywoord starlets (i.e., #MeToo). And the US gymnastics team.

    Because you all know you can be replaced in a short time by some "loser" who is just about as good as you are. You don't really deserve it any more than they do, and so you better go along to get along.

    A nation of artificially manufactured losers. A few carefully controlled choke points that artificially and arbitrarily limit those who can get on the fast track to wealth, fame, and power (indeed, it is those artificial restrictions that largely create the wealth, fame, and power -- plain old supply and demand: artificially cut the supply and you raise the price). And those who acquire the wealth, fame, or power know it can all be taken away in a moment if they go slightly astray (ask James Watson or Brendan Eich!).

    A bit like the Mamluke "slave dynasty" in late Medieval/early Modern Egypt.

    It's really more clever than Huxley's Brave New World.

    And the vast majoirty of losers can't admit how they have been conned without realizing they were fools to ever play the game. The definition of the perfect con: where the victim cannot bear to admit he was conned.

    Perfection in human social organization AKA "democratic capitalism."

    A well-informed and informative comment. I’ve seen my nieces and nephews go through the college admissions and then the grad school and/or career-starting meat grinders and your observations are spot on. I graduated from college in 1969 and got my Ph.D. in 1977 after several years of working and goofing off. Life was much simpler then and more enjoyable. I do not envy today’s youths or those that will follow them.

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  • Australia tries hard to keep out illegal immigrants and selects legal immigrants based on a points system. This has been good for native Australian blue collar workers who are some of the most prosperous working class people in the world, due to the low supply of workers and the high demand from China for raw...
  • @BB753
    The new Asian elite will in time turn around and replace the native people by waving in their own people to colonize Australia.

    I think you may be overly concerned about the ability Australia’s new racial minorities to hijack Australia’s political system. As Steve points out, the Aussies are allowing entry to and naturalizing only an intellectual elite, which is going to involve a rather small number of people no matter the average intellectual capacity of the population from which this elite is drawn., Furthermore, these persons tend to lack political skills. They are nerds. The bottom line is that this new, racially distinct intellectual class will be unlikely to mobilize political power, even in proportion to the size of their population

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    The bottom line is that this new, racially distinct intellectual class will be unlikely to mobilize political power, even in proportion to the size of their population

     

    Yeah, seriously. I mean what POSSIBLE impact could a group have when they represent, say, only 2% or so of the population?
    , @dfordoom

    As Steve points out, the Aussies are allowing entry to and naturalizing only an intellectual elite, which is going to involve a rather small number of people
     
    Have you looked at the figures? Australia's migrant intake is one of the highest in the world. It ain't a small number of people.
    , @Moses

    I think you may be overly concerned about the ability Australia’s new racial minorities to hijack Australia’s political system.
     
    Translation: Nothing to see here. Move along while your group is replaced and slips into sweet unconsciousness.
    , @BB753
    I don't know, wherever there's a sizable minority of Chinese, they end up running the country or holding great economical and political power. Look at places like Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, etc.
    It would only take a small change in immigration laws pushed by a small influential Chinese elite for Australia to be flooded with millions of Chinese.
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  • Steven Runciman’s 1951 History of the Crusades is nowadays regarded with some skepticism by serious scholars; but it’s the one I was raised on, and it’s wonderfully cynical. And for cynics, the story of the Children’s Crusade is especially satisfying. This Crusade was led by Stephen of Cloyes, “a shepherd-boy of about twelve years old,”...
  • @Jonathan Mason
    It is really disgraceful how many people in the media have been attacking the Parkland kids. It actually makes the pro-gun lobbying movement look more juvenile than the high school activists. Even Mr. Derbyshire with his UK education seems to have had his central nervous system infected with gun fever due to overexposure to gunpowder fumes.

    Parkland survivors have every right to protest gun laws in view of the fact that the danger of the Parkland shooter was known to everyone for years, and yet there seemed to be no legal way to disarm him available to law enforcement and social services in his area.

    The NRA would do well to step out of the way before it is flattened by a tsunami of popular opinion. How do we really know who the five million members of the NRA are? Are there really 5 million? Who audits the numbers? What percentage of NRA spokespeople are simply retail gun owners versus people who are involved in dealing in guns for profit, or lobbying for profit?

    David Hogg will most likely be a successful politician of some kind before he is much older, since success in politics in the US is 90% related purely to name recognition, which he will have for many years to come. Probably he will be running for President as Republican candidate by the time he is 40. Of course there will be the allegations that he was born in Africa and delivered by a stork, and all the rest of it, but if he can jump that hurdle, he probably has a political career ahead that will take in issues other than arms control.

    Other famous Hoggs include Boss Hogg from the Dukes of Hazard, and Peter Hogg the UK airline pilot who buried his wife in Britain's deepest lake after a marital tiff.

    The video clip at the end of this article suggests that Hogg’s rhetorical skills – particularly the body language – ensure him a great political future: https://www.libertyheadlines.com/youtube-puts-warning-satirical-video-david-hogg/

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    The crowd seemed to like what he was saying. The boy speaks German well.

    John Kennedy: Ich bin ein Berliner. [Translation: I am a doughnut. If he had said Ich bin Berliner, that would have been another thing.]


    Donald Trump's response: So what? I love Hamburgers.
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    Adolf was at least sincere. He believed his own BS. This guy strikes me as another Goebbels: it could be Communism, Fascism, Zoroastrianism--he's not particular, as long as he gets power through it. The way he tried to intimidate Laura Ingraham, the way he boasted about how the Powers That Be are terrified about him and his posse being old enough to vote (never occurs to him that some young opponents will also be old enough to vote against him and his kind)--these things show what he's really about. Some of the kids in the protests are genuinely scared about school safety, some just want to skip some class, but Hogg's conduct smacks of opportunism.
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    And here's the confirmation of something many people have suspected about Hogg's motives:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5569163/Brother-Parkland-victim-says-shut-March-Lives.html
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  • "It is becoming more obvious with each passing day that the men and the movement that broke Lyndon Johnson's authority in 1968 are out to break Richard Nixon," wrote David Broder on Oct. 8, 1969. "The likelihood is great that they will succeed again." A columnist for The Washington Post, Broder was no fan of...
  • Mr. Buchanan got this one wrong. Trump has apparently already deserted his base in order to make nice with the military-industrial-deep-state-neocon* establishment that is his bitter enemy. It’s a stupid thing to do but this buffoon did it. At this point Trump has pretty much proved to his base that he is utterly untrustworthy. He has no allies. He’s not a lame duck. He’s a sitting duck with the nation’s first successful impeachment looming, although he’s apparently too blind and egocentric to realize what he’s done to himself and what’s coming at him.

    Given that he has now proved himself a political, managerial, moral, and intellectual incompetent with a talent for creating chaos and embarrassing faux pas every time he opens his mouth or gets near an internet node, the faster Trump goes down the memory hole the better. I’ve now given up hope entirely. This country is looking at either a long period of unrest approaching levels characteristic of a civil war or revolution or a long decline into something resembling a third-world disaster but with a massive and basically useless military; probably both.
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    * I’d have added Zionist here but Trump has always been in the grip of Israel’s fifth column in this country. Sheldon Adelson is getting what he paid for at a bargain rate. I foolishly thought Trump might renege on some of his insane campaign promises to these swine but even during his first months in office it was clear he was just another sockpuppet fror Israel.

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    "Trump has apparently already deserted his base in order to make nice with the military-industrial-deep-state-neocon* establishment that is his bitter enemy. It’s a stupid thing to do but this buffoon did it."

    Isn't it more likely that Orange Clown never had any intention of following through on his pre-election intimations and campaign promises? IOW, in retrospect, doesn't it seem probable that Orange Clown's whole campaign was a calculated "bait and switch" fraud from the beginning?

    "This country is looking at either a long period of unrest approaching levels characteristic of a civil war or revolution or a long decline into something resembling a third-world disaster but with a massive and basically useless military; probably both."

    That seems quite optimistic to me. If Orange Clown is what I think he is - a "deep cover"/"sleeper" agent called to power at a now or never moment to present his masters' "NWO" ultimata to Russia and China - then I will be very surprised if he does not bring the missiles down on us at some point in this unfolding tragedy.
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  • So Congress finally passed a budget. It’s a blockbuster—$1.3 trillion, or around four thousand dollars for every man, woman, and child in the U.S.A. Basically it is a compound made up of (a) anything Leftist Democrats could wish for, and (b) anything that the Jeb Bush wing of the Republican Party, and that wing’s Big...
  • @Anonymous

    I am not in the inner circle and as such, am not able to see the reasons for this betrayal of the principles Trump ran on
     
    Reasons are ultimately irrelevant. Whether he did it out of fear, stupidity or ignorance might be important to people like you, his biographers and future historians. Most people voted for the policies - not the man - and without those policies, he's not the man they voted for anyway.

    Ultimately, Trump didn't create his base - they created him. Others will emerge and the game will enter a new stage. Alas, this stage will be very ugly since the slaves are becoming aware that they're slaves and the slavers are dropping the pretence. This is a self-reinforcing dynamic so even the most ignorant will lose the ability to sleep-walk through their own destruction with eyes-wide-shut.

    And we can always ask:

    ‘What would a President Hillary be like’?

    At this point Trump has been a disappointment, with exceptions; but Hillary?
    Much worse in spades.

    http://www.codoh.com

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    • Replies: @Stonehands
    ...But if we had Pres. Hillary then the lemming masses would finally have to fight or shut up.
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  • @tjm
    Love the name, "Abdul Alhazrad", sounds like a nice fake Zionist hasbara name to me.

    What was "Red State American" taken, or maybe "Real Patriot", or "Assad Bashar must die"?

    You creatures are being a joke.

    You are obviously not familiar with the Necronomicon!

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  • @WJ
    Who else is there? Cruz? Jeb? Who else was, and is now,a viable candidate to fulfills your (and mine) requirements? There was no choice in 16 and there almost certainly will be no other choice in 20.

    Asked and answered. There is no one. We are doomed. Political participation at this point is a waste of time. Our best hope — a poor and dangerous one — is a civil war or revolution.

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  • Thank you, Mr. Derbyshire, for so deftly articulating my growing disgust with Trump and despair. The recent appointment of neocon lunatics to high positions and now this insane budget have convinced me that the country is doomed. The Military-Industrial-Deep-State-Neocon-Zionist Complex is completely in control. The elites and their lackeys in the bureaucracies, the MSM and entertainment industries, the academy, the foundations, etc. are winning and it seems that there are no longer any viable strategies or tactics to stop them. They will destroy our country but they will rule over its remains.

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  • Yes this is the end. The end of my support for Trump at least. He is now complete and utter bullshit. It is over.

    And since he was the only choice, and because there appears no other, there is little more to say than this: We do not have a country, and we never will.

    We are, indeed, doomed.

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    Democracy is finished, leaving you two choices; become a revolutionary (and that means for real, not joining the next incarnation of the Tea Party), or relax poolside and make yourself as much of a drain on the system as you can.

    Just don't wallow in despair.
    , @Dr. X
    Yeah. I hate to say it, but this looks like the end for White America. Trump was always a flawed candidate, and we all knew he was merely a last-ditch attempt to avoid the utter destruction of white, male America imminent under a Hillary presidency.

    Now that Trump's been fully cucked, we're out of options. The next Democrat administration will repeal the tax cut, ban and start confiscating guns, and open the borders to an unlimited number of swarthy Third World hordes. Affirmative action, which is, for practical purposes already permanent, will morph into government persecution of whites. Lesbians and transgenders will control out military, police, and the NSA and will prosecute any speech they deem "offensive."

    Racially, the country will become a North American Brazil, but politically it will be Orwellian to neo-Soviet.

    A small clique of Jews and financial oligarchs will do OK, but the rest of us are well and truly fucked.
    , @tjm
    "Trumpism" indeed.

    So, the story goes, a man who is from Jew York City, a man who was bailed out by Jew Banks, and whose business is run by Jews, who calls himself a Zionist and has marched in the Zionist parade, is friends with the Clintons, was bank rolled by Peter Theil and Sheldon Adleson, filled his Cabinet with Zionist filth...is actually an "American firster" because the Zionist media tells us so?


    Truths: 9/11 was the culmination of the final take over of the US governemnt by Zionist forces.
    Reagan, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump were all servants to the Zionist money machine.

    It is over, control of all aspects of media and entertainment by those who conspire against us, has taken away any opportunity to strike back, get out the message. If there is to be change, it will have to be a gift from God.
    , @MBlanc46
    It’s very difficult to imagine that what you say is not correct.
    , @Simply Simon
    Clearly we are doomed. Future generations of Americans will curse the memory of current and two or three past generations of self-serving, scum-bag politicians who sold them out.
    , @Stonehands
    Welcome to the Monkey-wrench Gang.

    What took you so long to get here?
    , @Massimo Heitor

    ...there is little more to say than this: We do not have a country, and we never will.

    We are, indeed, doomed.
     
    You are definitely doomed with that attitude.

    To paraphrase the Great Honey Badger: If you think the elites are going to let you have your country back just because you won a POTUS election, you are sadly mistaken! They don't care about your vote or what the law says, they are fighting dirty. This crowd needs to get off strictly defense, and punch back.

    Humans are inherently tribal animals. Hit the Elites in their tribal structure where it hurts: the university! Fight for open student admission. Fight against discrimination between accepted students and non-accepted students.

    Harvard University President Drew G Faust recently wrote in May, 2016:

    “Although the fraternities, sororities, and final clubs are not formally recognized by the College, they play an unmistakable and growing role in student life, in many cases enacting forms of privilege and exclusion at odds with our deepest values,"
     
    If it isn't the pot calling the kettle black! Harvard itself is this exclusive club that is a giant form of privilege! And even though it's "privately owned" on paper, it's historically funded almost entirely through government. This crowd should kick their asses! Open admission for all. End discrimination between students and non-students. And ultimately, separation of school and state!!!
    , @peggy
    I am done with Trump now.I knew when he was President elect and was backtracking on the Clintons
    crimes saying 'THEY ARE GOOD PEOPLE THEY SUFFERED ENOUGH ' that he might have been a BS artist.
    Now there is no doubt in my mind he is a globalist and neocon .
    , @JNarbo
    If you're of voting age and you voted for Trump, your right to vote must be rescinded. You're too stupid to vote. And you stand on the train tracks waiting for the train, too, I guess?
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  • @Ann B.
    At this point, its obvious that Trump was as much of a lying con-man as Obama.

    The key tell is this. While partisans of both claim that their man is powerless to do anything else, the key thing to notice is that they don't fight it.

    Trump had a powerful political force behind him at the time of the 2016 elections. It was always obvious that Trump at best had only a minority faction behind him in Congress. And the beauracracy was packed with Hillary and Obama neo-liberals. Plus the pool of people Trump could likely appoint to the many positions he had to fill were the Bush neocons.

    Thus, it was rather unrealistic to expect Trump to have many successes in his first two years.

    However, what he could do is to fight and plan from day one to the fall elections in 2018 to use them to try to shift the power in Washington. Often, it doesn't matter if you lose on a particular vote. The key is to set the issues for the coming campaign.

    Trump needed to do to things. One was to try to take control of the swamp through some key appointments. Probably the best thing to do would be to try to put some key and loyal people into key positions, then wage the internal warfare for them to get control of their departments.

    The second and perhaps most important thing for Trump to do was to immediately start recruiting a strong slate of Trump loyalists to run for Congress. And Trump needed to challenge many sitting Republicans in the 2018 primaries. One key to doing this would be to fight for what he believes in, even if he loses those fights and votes. But Trump would be setting the stage to gain in Congress in 2018. Trump needed to fight for his foriegn policy agenda. Trump needed to fight for his wall. Trump needed to fight for his vision of how immigration should work. Even if he lost every vote in Congress, Trump would have been preparing the ground and setting the issues for the 2018 congressional campaigns.

    Instead, Trump has been completely rolled. Trump has proven to be incompetent at forming the key team of people around him. That's been in constant turmoil. Trump has been rolled on foreign policy. The deep state that endorsed Hillary is now firmly in control. Trump has been rolled on every issue. And as such, if a prospective candidate wanted to run backing Trump, what the heck would they run on as issues?

    If Trump was for real, he'd have fought such a battle. Instead, Trump turns out to have been a con-man who simply said whatever the crowd wanted to hear. Trump turned out to be too incompetent to pull any of it off. It turns out that running a family business does not prepare one for running a huge organization and beauracracy and the internal intrigues of control of the world's most powerful nation. And worst of all, Trump turned out to be weak and unwilling to fight for what he said that made the crowds cheer.

    I disagree. I voted for Trump because I thought he’d taken a principled stand on reversing the US policies that Steve Sailer has cleverly encapsulated in the triad, “invade the world, invite the world, in debt to the world”. I assumed that Trump’s apparent inadequacies — his incoherence, his idiotic blustering, his disorganization, his constant veering and shifting of positions — were superficial and that ultimately he was an intelligent and politically sophisticated enough individual to adhere to the positions and the political base that got him elected.

    It’s now clear that Trump is every bit the rather unintelligent egotistical buffoon that his — and our enemies — portrayed him to be. His primary managerial role seems to be creating chaos. He has no consistent policy except making himself the center of attention, an attention that he fails to realize is a steadily growing contempt for him. Trump is too unintelligent, too boorish, too much the buffoon to operate successfully as a con man. He’s just a bad joke.

    I’ve given up hope. I really do believe we are doomed to destruction as a country, one way or another, either via descent into a civil war or into true third world status, just another Brazil or Venezuela, except with a grotesquely over-sized military. I do hope that Trump is successfully impeached. He has no base at this point. His original enemies despise him and us. A successful impeachment is possible and might finally make the Trump clown realize what a useless PoS he is.

    Trump isn’t a con artist, he’s just an arrogant, stupid, blustering clown who took advantage of his inherited wealth and a momentary political opportunity to prance idiotically across this country’s political stage.

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    • Replies: @WJ
    Who else is there? Cruz? Jeb? Who else was, and is now,a viable candidate to fulfills your (and mine) requirements? There was no choice in 16 and there almost certainly will be no other choice in 20.
    , @peterAUS
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  • When Russia moved into the Ukraine and seized Crimea in 2014, it got more than its share of (bad) media coverage in the United States, as it did when it intervened in Syria the next year. So just imagine what kind of coverage Vladimir Putin’s favorite nation would be getting if, almost 17 years after...
  • “When Russia moved into the Ukraine …”

    Excuse me! Who in their right mind is going to bother reading an article whose opening sentence is a grotesque distortion of the historical facts. Anyone who doubts this can do a quick internet search on “Victoria ‘Fuck the EU’ Nuland”. For those with short memories, Ms. Nuland was caught coordinating a US-manufactured coup against the legitimate government of the Ukraine. When EU diplomats suggested that this coup was both ill-advises and illegal, Ms. Nuland’s response was, “Fuck the EU!”

    The interesting question is why the United States would manufacture a coup against an elected government whose legitimacy had been publicly and officially certified just a few years earlier by both the USA and the EU. A government which, furthermore, had an election scheduled within a year of the time the USA manufactured its coup; an election which all parties agreed was as likely to be as honest as the one previously certified by the USA and EU.

    The answer is relatively easy to find. The legitimate government of the Ukraine had arranged highly favorable terms with Russia for future energy supplies. This would both tie Ukraine closer to Russia and threaten US control of European energy supply lines. This posed a serious threat to US plans for world hegemony. What better way to prevent this threat than the tried and true strategy Kermit Roosevelt employed against Mosadeg in Iran back in the early 1950s.

    Ukraine is on the border of Russia. Ukraine actually translates as “borderland”. Furthermore, since the time of Peter the Great, Ukraine was an integral part of the Russian empire, more a province of Russia than a colonial possession. When the USA topples a legitimate government with close ties to Russia and replaces it with a dysfunctional, fascistic regime, whose foundation is an overt hostility towards Russia, one should hardly be surprised if Russia reacts to protect itself against this overt US aggression.

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  • From Wired: But, of course, Wired didn't ask Ms. Wojcicki about her central role in getting James Damore fired. Why not? Well, would you want to get the head censor of the video monopoly mad at you if you put videos on Youtube?
  • Econolog says Happy Open Borders Day! everyone.

    So, how are people celebrating this new holiday?

    Some take the kids out boating:

    At Least 16 Migrants Drown Off Greek Island, Including 5 Children
    MARCH 17, 2018

    The bodies of 16 people, including at least five children, were recovered from the sea off a Greek island on Saturday after a boat smuggling migrants sank in the eastern Aegean, a spokeswoman for the Greek coast guard said.

    Others take their date to a refugee solidarity event:

    Greece: Woman goes to refugee solidarity event, gets gang-raped by Muslim migrants
    March 16, 2018

    A 23-year-old Greek woman and her boyfriend relived scenes of horror in the court of Thessaloniki last week. The woman was gang-raped by three migrants from Syria and Algeria more than a year ago.

    …the female victim and her boyfriend attended a solidarity event for refugees at their university in the city of Thessaloniki

    After the party, the student and her boyfriend were passing through the university’s yard, when suddenly three migrants attacked them with broken bottles and tied them up.

    The immigrants forced the woman to perform oral sex and robbed her, while at the same time, only a few meters away, the solidarity event to support refugees was in full swing.

    The Greek police managed to arrest 3 immigrants, aged 19, 22 and 29, from Algeria and Syria for the rape case. Inside the men’s apartment, the police found drugs, 5,500 euros in cash, as well as stolen jewellery….

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    • Replies: @Anti rape activist
    So Talha, let’s see you defend this rape of an infidel woman by Muslim welfare scrounging robbing raping Muslims.

    She obviously brought it on herself by not being covered in 20 yards of black
    shrouds.

    The more Muslim welfare immigrants in Europe rape harass and molest infidel European women, the more the stereotype of Muslim savage animals who can no more control their animal urges than wild wolves during mating season is proven true.
    , @Pericles

    The woman was gang-raped by three migrants from Syria and Algeria more than a year ago.

    …the female victim and her boyfriend attended a solidarity event for refugees at their university in the city of Thessaloniki
    ...
    After the party, the student and her boyfriend were passing through the university’s yard, when suddenly three migrants [from Syria and Algeria] attacked them with broken bottles and tied them up.

    The immigrants forced the woman to perform oral sex and robbed her ...

     

    As Wilde might put it, “To get gang raped by migrants once may be regarded as a misfortune; to get gang raped by migrants twice looks like carelessness.”
    , @Mr. Anon, @Anonymous
    Trump should mobilize the National Guard towards policing the border/building the Wall. He can mobilize them by executive order and its their job to protect the borders.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    This "Open Borders Day" conflicts with the feast of St Urho.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn0KYpWtEmQ
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  • From The Atlantic: The reporter looks through a stack of refugees' resumes: ... The other trait distinguishing these résumés was that nearly every one contained what I, as someone whose job often involves listening skeptically to people’s stories, would call irregularities, little details that seemed odd, that begged for explanation. An Afghan with no formal...
  • @Anonymous
    Sounds like an unusual job, where you can ask about Unix, SAS, C and SQL joins to different people for the same job. Usually, people like to keep it consistent in interviews.

    We were seeking to fill several different positions. The most important involved statistical programming, where an ability to use both Microsoft SQL and SAS was critical. We were so desperate for technically competent people in our salary range that I had received permission to hire people I thought had IT competence and potential and then do on-the-job training. When some bozo proved not to have any competence at either SAS or SQL but claimed to know unix, c, Java*, etc., then for my own amusement, and already knowing the result, I would test his “expertise” in these other areas.

    This may seem a sadistic and in fact I took great pleasure in attempting to publicly discommode these amateur con artists. But it’s worth remembering each one of these morons cost us thousands of dollars in wasted effort and untold opportunity costs when we lost the interest of truly qualified candidates. Most amazingly, even after some of these idiots had obviously demonstrated that they were lying incompetents in front of me and a colleague, they showed absolutely no embarrassment and most acted as if they thought they were still in the running for a job.
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    * These folks seemed to think these words were like job giving cantrips that would ensure their success.

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    @66 Jus' Sayin': "Most amazingly, even after some of these idiots had obviously demonstrated that they were lying incompetents in front of me and a colleague, they showed absolutely no embarrassment and most acted as if they thought they were still in the running for a job."

    Did you or someone else tell them they weren't suitable, and how many of them responded with the "racism" charge? I ask because, although I have very limited experience assessing job applicants with quantifiable credentials, I once did the preliminary interviewing of applicants for the job of personal assistant to the head of our tiny office - the first Korean multinational corp. to establish a liaison office (prelude to lobbying, more an info gathering exercise) in D.C. My Korean boss specifically told me "No Blacks," and given how closely the two would work I already knew that would be the case. Among the resumes I received was that of a fifty-something African who claimed a PhD and all sorts of stellar accomplishments. I sent him my usual, courteous form letter notifying him the position had already been filled, etc., and he unexpectedly showed up at our premises, demanding to know on what grounds we had adjudged him "unsuitable," accused us of racism, and threatened severe consequences.
    , @JMcG
    We hired a guy who had knocked up the boss’s daughter. Entry level position. He stole another guy’s ATM card and a company credit card. He was caught on film pumping gas into his personal vehicle from the company gas pumps. Later they obtained film of him using the stolen cards.
    When he was detained and confronted with the evidence, his only question was, “Will this affect my next raise?”
    He was a fat white kid.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson II
    Did you hire someone? If not, maybe "technically competent people in our salary range" was the problem.
    , @Anonymous

    in fact I took great pleasure in attempting to publicly discommode these amateur con artists. But it’s worth remembering each one of these morons cost us thousands of dollars in wasted effort
     
    Did those thousands of wasted dollars include the money you cost your employer by dragging out interviews with unsuitable applicants, for your own pleasure?
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  • Left-wing governments aren’t the only ones to fall for refugee rackets. South Africans in Perth have managed to get Australia to relax its strict skills-based policies, and offer to take in white farmers on a preferential basis (given how rotten South Africa has become, there will have to be refugee detectives to determine that actual farmers make the move).

    Ordinarily, white migration if favorable over blacks and Islamocrazies, except that white South African farmers are objectively bad at farming and use blacks rather than modernizing. Their dependence on black labor helped doom South Africa.

    What happens when farmers who need cheap labor realize that there isn’t any around? Expect a lot more “crops rotting in the ground” stories from Australia in a few years.

    And wouldn’t it be better all around if the farmers who felt so threatened on their farms decided to move to, say, an urban area, rather than across the world?

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    > Ordinarily, white migration if favorable over blacks and Islamocrazies, except that white South African farmers are objectively bad at farming and use blacks rather than modernizing. Their dependence on black labor helped doom South Africa.

    Well, if they are objectively bad at farming, then their leaving won't matter much and their country won't fall into chaos and food insecurity like all the other African post-colonial nations did when the colonists left.

    What you'll probably find - if they do wind up in farming here in Oz - that they use whatever methods work best, and they'll be smart enough to take a little local advice. It will take them generations, however, to lose the habit of barricading themselves in their homes. One of the reasons they are so white is that they don't dare go outside.
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  • @Buzz Mohawk

    ... an African doctor whose CV could have gotten him a job with the World Health Organization in a week was working a cash register in Bridgeport.
     
    Love it. I think I might have bought some potato chips at a gas station from that guy.

    Isn't most of the refugee racket exactly that, a racket? I've met lot's of immigrants who came here as refugees, and I wonder, refugees from what?

    I agree with Derbyshire: Stop all of it. Have a moratorium on all immigration. All of it. There is no reason Americans are supposed to help the people of the world, none. It's just that we are in the habit of doing so.

    In my last position I was required to conduct a final interview of potential employees to determine whether or not they actually had the technical skills they claimed to have. An unusually large number of Negroes with origins in various sub-Sahara African and Caribbean shit-holes made it to this final interview. Invariably they were impeccably groomed and tailored. Their resumes were spectacular. Almost always they were glib and well-spoken.

    Then I would pose a few simple questions to test their skills. I’d ask the “expert” on SQL to do a simple inner or outer join on two tables from a hypothetical data base. I’d ask the “expert” on Unix to create an alphabetized list of files in the root directory and store it in a file in another directory. I’d ask the “expert” on SAS to sort and link two data sets by a common variable. I’d ask the “expert” on c to write a simple sub-routine and explain how variable values would be passed.

    Never once was even one of the dozen or so of these bozos, whom I interviewed, able even to begin talking about how to conceptualize let alone accomplish these simple tasks. Usually they’d just stand in front of the whiteboard like a deer in the headlights and mumble that they weren’t familiar with that particular aspect of their specialty. Some, the more glib, would start a rambling, mumbled monologue, having little or nothing to do with the required task. The more enterprising, might throw in some technical jargon, or even some totally irrelevant code or set of keywords that they’d clearly memorized before their interview.

    I’ve learned to be hyper-vigilant when dealing with the purported educations, skill sets, and work experience of these people. It’s unfortunate that HR departments never seem to learn these lessons; perhaps because they are full of the same types of charlatans, but in an area where such posing is harder to detect.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Sounds like an unusual job, where you can ask about Unix, SAS, C and SQL joins to different people for the same job. Usually, people like to keep it consistent in interviews.
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  • From the San Jose Mercury-News: It's almost as if the (literally) Richest Men in the History of the World had pro
  • @Beckow
    Based on the existing law a very large percentage of H1B visas is fraudulent. There is no reason to wait for Congress, the law is actually not that bad, it is just not enforced. Companies (mostly from India) certify things that they know are untrue like 'lack' of skills, 'prevailing pay levels', etc... HR departments and hiring managers then approve it, knowing fully well that the applications are not truthful. Since 'everybody does it', then everybody does it. There are no consequences because there is no enforcement.

    Plastering subway stations is amusing, but any prosecutor or a labor lawyer could make a name for himself (or make some money) by simply bringing cases showing that H1B users broke the existing law when they falsely filled out the applications and certified things that they knew were false, or should have known. DoJ or Labor department could easily do it.

    Every H1-b tech worker I’ve ever met could easily have been replaced by any one of a number of far more competent, out-of-work tech friends of mine. But H1-bs are cheap and equivalent to indentured servants, in that they keep their visa at the pleasure of their employer and if they lose it they must leave the country. Employers squeeze enormous amounts of work out of these serfs but the work product is most often sub par and badly flawed. When QA and real debugging kicks in, every H1-b slave shop I’ve ever worked in relies on a small cadre of skilled, native born tech workers to clean up the messes left by H1-bs. this situation is highly satisfying to employers who like to squeeze money out of their companies and enjoy lording it over human beings.

    So, in one way you are absolutely right. True enforcement of the current H1-b law would get most of this job- taking detritus out of the country. But even if Trump does not renege on his campaign promise to enforce immigration law, as he has already reneged on so many other campaign promises, a new administration could quickly return to the status quo ante. This is one of many reasons why real reform of this country’s dysfunctional immigration and naturalization laws and policies is desperately needed now, while the opportunity still exists.

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    Here are the average salaries (by nationality) of H-1bs transitioning to permanent residency. Top 25 nationalities.

    India $100,632
    China $92,363
    South Korea $53,611
    Canada $120,483
    Mexico $77,003
    Philippines $67,333
    United Kingdom $122,302
    Taiwan $92,085
    Pakistan $106,222
    France $119,581
    Nepal $92,129
    Japan $83,117
    Brazil $106,385
    Turkey $96,228
    Russia $108,073
    Venezuela $95,446
    Germany $114,785
    Iran $75,436
    Italy $106,522
    Israel $123,825
    Colombia $92,384
    Australia $131,775
    Ukraine $102,930
    Poland $79,706
    Spain $106,943

    So I'm not sure if it'd be fair to say that H-1bs are particularly cheap.
    , @JohnnyWalker123
    Here's the real reason why H-1bs seem so incompetent in comparison to American programmers.

    American universities typically are very strict about allowing admissions to their computer science&engineering (CSE) departments.

    Typically you need a 3.7 GPA in a number of 1st&2nd year undergraduate courses (calculus, physics, chemistry, object-based introductory programming, advanced programming, matrix algebra, accelerated multivariable calculus). Given that most of these courses are curved at 2.6-3.0, you have to be in the top 10-20% of your class to get that 3.7 GPA.

    How hard is it to be in the top 10-20% of those courses I listed above?

    EXTREMELY HARD.

    The type of American college kids who take the above courses tend to be really smart. They're the sort of kids who whizzed math back in high school and hardly ever studied. When you take those courses in college, you're competing against a huge number of very bright kids who all excelled back in high school. So being in the top half of a college math/science class is a challenge - being in the top 10-20% is ridiculously difficult.

    I'd estimate that the average American undergrad CSE major has an IQ of about 120-125. At above-average universities, the mean IQ is more like 130 for CSE undergrads.

    So the quality of American computer programmers is very high because it's so hard to get into a CSE department.

    When you take CSE classes, you're held to very high standards. You're expected to do very complex programming assignments. You're expected to pass ultra-difficult timed exams. Your code is supposed to eliminate redundancy and always give perfect input/output. You're supposed to master recursion, for/while loops, objects, data trees, etc. It is genuinely very challenging to do well.

    In contrast, many foreign countries (such as India) operate what could be described as diploma mills. You pay the tuition, take the courses, and graduate. There's little screening for aptitude. There's little emphasis on learning anything beyond the most basic coding statements. Their programmers do a lot of rote memorization in college, but little that's cognitively challenging.

    So when you compare H-1bs to American programmers, you have to factor in these differences.

    Interestingly, most of what American software companies need is pretty basic. They don't need CSE grads. They could get by on community college 2-year degree students. Many of these students could be easily trained to do the type of programming that Amazon, Google, and Microsoft need.

    So why don't companies do this?

    Mostly because the hiring is done by HR departments. HR departments tend to be staffed by people who are highly credentialist. So HR's preference is to hire people who have college degree in the relevant profession, even if a lesser degree would suffice. Also, most HR employees are often ignorant and not that bright, so they have very little idea of whether their hiring process is optimal or not. Another problem is that HR employees tend to be lazy, so they have little desire to change any type of hiring policy. Their tendency is to keep doing what they're doing.

    For the HR departments, what matters is that you have a degree in CSE and, preferrably, some work experience. Since countries like India produce enormous numbers of CSE grads who are English-fluent, they're sought after by American HR departments.

    Most of the upper-level management in these large software companies (Microsoft, Amazon, Google) are too busy with a variety of tasks (financing their ventures, developing new technologies, lawsuits over intellectual property, political lobbying, acquiring new companies, etc.) to care about what the HR department is doing. So when HR says "there aren't enough American programmers" and "we could use foreign H-1bs," the execs just nod and tell the legal department to file for H-1b workers.

    The above hiring policy is further exacerbated by the fact that Indians engage in lots of ethnic networking/nepotism. However, this ethnic hiring would not be possible if HR departments weren't so credentialist in their hiring policies.

    So why don't American CSE departments just drop their standards and bring in a lot more CSE students? The main reason is because CSE professors take a lot of pride in their profession, so they feel strongly about upholding academic standards and filtering out students who aren't very bright and dedicated.

    So America is an interesting situation in which extremely strict standards make it hard to get a CSE degree. Unfortunately, HR incompetence/laziness/credentialism makes it hard to get a CSE job without a CSE degree. So HR departments just hire lots of H-1bs who graduated from foreign diploma mills. This foreign hiring is further exacerbated by Indian ethnic networking.

    Since American software companies are making such massive profits, the system remains intact. Since American workers/parents/students spend most of their time in entertainment (tv, sports, social media) rather than doing any real reading or research, they tend to be ignorant about these issues and say nothing to challenge the system. Most Americans have never heard of the H-1b.

    There's this myth that exists that corporations are extremely efficient, meticulous, well-run, and results-driven. In reality, the corporate world is full of incompetence, laziness, and inertia. As long as profits are high, nobody really wants to change anything.

    This is the real reason why so many H-1bs are being imported and why they seem so incompetent.
    , @MG
    95% of the Indian H-1Bs are average or below average. Don’t forget the other important avenue for Indians - OPT. The so-called Optional Practical Training after a Masters that allows students remain in this country for up to THREE years (insane). These days 97% of Indian graduate students here are average to mediocre. Gone are the days when American universities had quality filters for admission. So many Indians now take loans in India to fund their education here knowing there’s a job waiting for them.

    By the way, I think someone in the Trump administration sabotaged an attempt to get rid of this outrageous 3 years of OPT.
    , @Bleuteaux
    "When QA and real debugging kicks in, every H1-b slave shop I’ve ever worked in relies on a small cadre of skilled, native born tech workers to clean up the messes left by H1-bs."

    Absolutely. Any unusual problem outside maybe a half standard deviation of normal and they're helpless. It's the job of a tiny sliver of natives to actually clean up the problem and work with the business side to resolve the problem. There are entire jobs to this effect: "Data Analyst," "Data Wrangler," etc. Basically, take the sloppy mess stored on legacy data systems and managed by people in India / here as H-1B's and turn it into usable information.
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  • Forget Emma Lazarus’s poetry and the Statue of Liberty; you really don’t want to be an immigrant in today’s America. As Dara Lind recently pointed out at Vox, being an immigrant or the child of one (even if you're a U.S. citizen) now means living in a “miasma of fear.” That’s the conclusion of two...
  • More click bait from Mr. Engelhardt, desperately seeking even faux readers for his useless blog site. And on this site one of the most pathetic contributors is the ever witless, Aviva Chomsky, a proof by example that intelligence is not always inherited. Can’t this guy, Engelhardt, be replaced with a decently intelligent and knowledgeable voice from the left?

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  • From the Washington Post: The public didn't think much of it either upon its theatrical release in 1998: It opened soft and didn't particularly show legs, winding up with $17 million in North America, the equivalent of $34 million today. That's not terrible, but nobody much noticed the movie until it started showing up on...
  • In general, are women less nostalgic than men?

    I vaguely remember reading a popularized account of men’s versus women’s recollections of past lovers. The take away was that men are much more likely to remember past romances and women are much more likely not only to forget them but to bury them beyond point of recovery. As I remember, the researchers suggested this might be an aspect of the two sex’s very different reproductive strategies. Women do not have time to tarry over might-have-been fathers of their children. They need to crank out babies in the short time they have between menarche and menopause. Mooning over lost loves wastes time.

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    With one exception---the alpha widows. If a woman is involved with, sleeps with, or dates a man she views as extremely high status, she will hold onto to that memory years down the line and never let it go. Usually, that results in her inability to stay with any other lesser male afterwards, meaning she'll likely be alone. This is doubly true if the girl is less than super attractive, because she'll have very little chance of getting any other alpha to notice her.

    Monica Lewinsky is a very good example. She was a fat Jewish unremarkable chick who got to suck the handsome younger President's little bubba---and got world famous for it.. There was no coming back after that. It's unsurprising she's remained single since then; she probably fantasizes that Bill someday will come back to her, all these years later.

    Music groupies tend to be like that as well.
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  • Jill Abramson, former Executive Editor of the New York Times, explains in The Guardian: Note: Surfing Obama Doll may not be the precise doll carried by Ms. Abramson. She may actually carry the Obama Bobblehead Ukulele Doll. Or the graying
  • That’s one hell of an uncomfortable looking dildo!

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  • iSteve commenter Doug suggests: Or more likely, when the airline cancels it after a week, then you become a martyr for life on the speech circuit.
  • @Buffalo Joe
    I could care less who boards first, if I have a seat assignment, but please no more freakng animals onboard.

    There may be at least one good reason to board as early as possible. I was on a completely full plane once when a passenger with a reserved seat arrived just as the plane door was about to shut, only to discover that some early border had grabbed his seat. It turned out that, once he was seated, no one could dislodge the trespasser from the seat. The pilot was reduced to holding a reverse auction, promising more and more cash and bennies, until someone agreed to get off the plane, overnight at the airlines expense, and take a free flight out the next morning. After twenty or thirty minutes of this nonsense, someone finally took the deal and the plane took off. This was well before 9/11. Maybe the situation is different now.

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    Maybe the situation is different now.
     
    It was less than a year ago when the Chinese Doctor was dragged off of the plane.
    , @sabril
    I doubt it was ever true that someone could just sit in the wrong seat and acquire squatters' rights. If that's the case, there would surely be many people who just sit down in first class because why not?

    But like I pointed out earlier, it's still a problem. It's common for people to do a little free-lance upgrading in hopes that nobody will call them on it. Then you have to play the game where you say "Umm, I think you are in my seat," the person chooses not to understand the numbering system, and you have to call over a stewardess. It's mentally taxing to confront another person especially under already stressful conditions. Much better to just get into your seat first.
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  • iSteve commenter Candid Observer weighs in on Korea: Here's an article in the National Interest claiming that North Korea's conventional capability to flatten Seoul is often exaggerated: An all-out bombardment of the South Korean capital might very well leave Pyongyang without the ability to actually capture it, while at the same time ensuring a U.S./South...
  • @Alfa158
    I have a hard science degree with four years of mathematics up through tensor calculus. The “paper” is innumerate gibberish. So either a) it is a tongue in cheek gag or, b) this guy is deranged or c) he is an idiot. In any event he is demonstrating why Wakanda isn’t real.

    He’s an idiot. Basically he copied a hoary algebraic demonstration that 1+1=2 which ultimately relies on division by zero. The idea is to demonstrate to new math students that division by zero is not allowed/defined because it leads to absurdities. This moron couldn’t deal with the algebra and so substituted numbers for algebraic symbols. He then still managed to miss the point of the demonstration.

    Wakandans have come a long way but they still have a long way to go. The most advanced architecture in and around Wakandastan was termite mounds until the Arabs and Europeans showed up. Things have progressed since then but Wakandans still can’t handle math. Perhaps this is due to the effects of Vibranium radiation.

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  • @J.Ross
    Much earlier than all this Kim's dad visited Putin's Russia and was very impressed; he gave signals of wanting to moderate and modernize at the time.
    OT THE COMING OF THE WAKANDANS
    Terrence Howard (the CO in Red Tails) has written a math paper, with the deliberate goal of inspiring new math involvement. I am very bad at math but I think this is a publicity stunt.
    http://twitter.com/terrencehoward/status/925754491881877507
    He's calling it "Terryology."

    Wakandans have learned how to divide by zero and with this anything is possible. /sarc/

    BTW, this argument is usually presented algebraically to beginning math students to demonstrate that allowing division by zero leads to absurdities. In the case of an algebraic prresentation, the argument sort of makes sense until one realizes that division by (a-b) is division by zero if a=b. This idiot, evidently couldn’t follow the algebra and so substituted numbers for symbols. Those Wakandans have a long ways to go.

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  • It is strange: Jews have been disliked everywhere and in all times. The dislike appears in odd places. I was astonished to find that my Nepalese trekking guides were intensely hostile to Jews. They said that Jews (actually Israelis in most cases I think, but the Nepalese do not seem to make the distinction) were...
  • @Svigor

    I would assume that the low birth rate among Jews is, at least partially, due to an unusually high percentage of male and female Jews being homosexual.
     
    I remember my dad telling, back in the late eighties, that a lot of Jews are homosexual. It does seem to be true today, but I have no idea if it's "lot" enough to substantially impact their birth rates.

    Something completely opposite to arrogance & de haut en bas attitude.
     
    chutzpah.askdefine.com

    chutzpah n : (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity [syn: chutzpa, hutzpah]

    Chutzpah != snobbishness.

    Chutzpah is NOT snobbishness. It is unbelievable gall. The classic example is the man who murdered his parents and pleaded for mercy from the court because he was an orphan.

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  • @Anon
    They don't have a loe birth rate in Israel do they compared with eg. Italy, Spain snd Germany. BTW do those exsmples make you wonder about Catholic populations and the prevalence of homosexuality? Also since most homosexuality is probably at least partly genetic how come those huge pre 1900 Jewish families led to a current generation of homosexuals?

    Cross national studies of reported sexual orientation/behavior have found that Israelis are about three or four times as likely to report homosexual behavior an/or being homosexual as persons from other countries. Israeli Jews also play a major role in the international sex slave trade. I’ve noticed a pronounced tendency towards sexual kinks among Jews, particularly male Jews. Woody Allen and Roman Polanksi are illustrative instances not unusual exception. Perhaps this, like the high prevalence of Tay-Sachs and other like disorders among Jews is just an unfortunate side effect of selection for certain positive mental traits, e.g., exceptional verbal skill.

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    That speculation - extension of the Harpending/Cochran ideas about Ashkenazi neurology - is interesting. I wonder if Greg C might comment.
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  • Moronic click bait. The ignorant, crass stupidity of these two pathetic examples of millennial SJW virtue signaling would be amusing if it were not so annoying and demonstrative of the likely sad future fate of this country.

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  • It is strange: Jews have been disliked everywhere and in all times. The dislike appears in odd places. I was astonished to find that my Nepalese trekking guides were intensely hostile to Jews. They said that Jews (actually Israelis in most cases I think, but the Nepalese do not seem to make the distinction) were...
  • I thought Mr. Reed provided a good summary of the situation. The diversity of responses suggests that he struck a nice balance in presenting his observations.

    I am a mixed-ethnicity Roman Catholic but starting with college and ever since, most of my closest associates and many of those with whom I work and play, except for immediate family, have been middle class Jews. I have found these individuals to be generous and kind and not at all clannish. All regard themselves as and in fact are patriotic Americans. Many have achieved extraordinary success and contributed to the commonweal. Many have gone out of their way to help and comfort me in times of personal crisis.

    I find my personal experiences with individual Jews hard to reconcile with the – to me – obvious observation that, considered as a group, American Jews have had a disastrous impact on the United States in many areas including invidious control of (1) the news media, publishing, and entertainment industries, (2) culture generally, (3) finance, (4) legal institutions. (5) the government generally, and (6) foreign policy in particular. In high school I monitored a college course on democratic political theory (excluding Rousseau’s totalitarian version) and democracy’s totalitarian opponents, i.e., communism and fascism. The readings on fascism included lengthy sections from Rosenberg’s “Myth of the Twentieth Century”. At the time, I thought that even the less hyperbolic of Rosenberg’s rants verged on insanity. Now, after observing our Jewish-dominated late republic hurtling towards utter ruination, I’m not so sure.

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  • From the Washington Post: Do you ever get the impression from reading the Washington Post that its owner Jeff Bezos's sympathies lie more with owners than with workers? I don't mean to imply that the World's Richest Man isn't wholly unbiased on the question of grinding the faces of workers, but, yeah, actually, I do...
  • The “those people just don’t want to work” canard has been around maybe forever.

    The unscrupulous employer who bottom-feeds for labor willing to accept unusually low wages and salaries ascribes the lack of takers to a character defect, namely sloth, on the part of those who shun his bullshit company.

    Then, when fresh fish become available, such as illegals or White women through gamed affirmative action, the slob employer congratulates himself doubly for his business acumen and for having correctly judged the White guys who turned down his bullshit job offers.

    This sort of therapeutic, auto-suggestive stroking is how many among our leadership elites sleep okay after having fucked their neighbors and fellow Americans.

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    Jack, years ago there was a tannery in Gowanda, NY. The sights and smells inside the plant would gag a maggot. However, the plant had machinery and overhead conveyors that often needed to be repaired or replaced. Rigging machinery and installing overhead conveyors was the work of Ironworkers. The call would come into the Union Hall and no one would take the job. Soon the contractor would call back, sweetening the offer. Ten hours pay for eight hours work, and foreman's pay for all. Job got filled. Americans will do the work but not a peon wages.
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  • @Hapalong Cassidy
    Right on about Bezos. No other billionaire seems to have as much contempt for workers as he does. From the engineers down to the warehouse employees, the experience of working for Amazon has been described as soul-crushing. Even recent acquisition Whole Foods has fallen victim to this.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/how-whole-foods-uses-scorecards-to-punish-employees-2018-1

    The slack the MSM and the rest of the establishment cuts Bezos on his general nastiness towards anyone who works for him and towards American labor in general is an indictment of the MSM and the establishment. It’s as if in the Gilded Age Rockefeller, Frick, Carnegie, and their ilk received nothing but encomiums from the press and “muckrakers” did not exist.

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    Good point. The Walton family comes in for intense media scrutiny. Bernie Sanders rips on them during campaign speeches. Yet they are engaged in philanthropy and arts. I know for a fact one Walton is behind the charter school movement in Arkansas. They own sport teams and other civic functions.

    Bezos refuses to sign on to Gates billionaire giving pledge, ok whatever but he also is not involved much in philanthropy. His workers are treated horribly. WaPo workers get a 1% match on their 401ks. He and his wife recently donated $30 million to DREAMers so people in philanthropy circles are hoping this is the beginning of the Bezos giving money away. Wouldn’t bet on it.
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  • Senator Rubio is feeling blue and philosophical: But Reform Rabbi Ruttenberg, author of the recent Washington Post op-ed about how the DACAites morally require that we be getting Purim on Trump's ass, is not having any of Marco's philosophizing: Reading the bio of Rabbi Ruttenberg, a Religious Studies major at Brown, is exhausting. I had...
  • As long as Christians recognize the revelations of the Old Testament and (on a human level) the Jewish origins of Christ and the Church, it seems to me that Judeo-Christian is “a thing” and the opposition of some Jews, even rabbis, to the term shouldn’t deter my use of it. It’s possible to over-emphasize the Old Testament elements, but I think that’s more of a problem with some Protestant denominations than with the Catholic Church.

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  • @IHTG
    Women can't be rabbis, this is not a rabbi

    Female rabbis should be disheartening for Jews. Rabbis are teachers and advisors, not ministers or priests. Rabbinic Judaism has never had ministers or priests. More generally, the Jewish priesthood’s functions ceased to exist with the destruction of Herod’s Temple circa 70 AD. But I have noticed that Jewish women function in a priestly manner within their own homes. They are ultimately responsible for preserving Judaism and have done so successfully for almost two millennia. Now this bedrock of Judaism is crumbling. This termagant is a prodrome.

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    But I have noticed that Jewish women function in a priestly manner within their own homes. They are ultimately responsible for preserving Judaism and have done so successfully for almost two millennia. Now this bedrock of Judaism is crumbling. This termagant is a prodrome.
     
    I sometimes think that somewhere along the line we stopped having both this place, and expectation (both being important) of non-Jewish women in western cultures. The varieties of ways that women fill the void left behind ranges from benign to personally and socially pathological.
    , @Alden
    So who conducts the Friday night and Saturday morning and holiday services?

    Who can recite the prayers from memory? Somebody must.
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  • You may have gotten the impression from all those Harvey Weinstein movies that lissome women are good at fighting with fists or guns. (Oddly enough, though, Harvey evidently never believed that in his private life.)
  • @JMcG
    According to wiki - “I know, I know”, there were 900 fragging incidents in the US military between 1969 and 1972 which are thought to have resulted in 99 deaths. Records were not kept prior to 1969, I assume because it was not thought necessary.
    My father served in an Airborne unit in Europe in the early 60’s. Let’s just say that in his opinion, desegregation wasn’t such a good idea. He was offered OCS and flight school but had decided that the US Army was headed in the wrong direction even then.
    I had no idea that the number of fragging incidents was so high. Note that the number only includes incidents using explosives. Several hundred gun murders are believed to have occurred as well.
    Racial antagonism as a cause is unaddressed in the article. Surprisingly.

    A friend served several tours in Vietnam. He said that when the armed forces lowered standards for screening soldiers by mental ability, the results were immediately obvious. First, a lot more Negroes showed up. Second the new and less intelligent soldiers were a menace to themselves and all those around them. These new elements were commonly referred to as McNamara’s Morons. They were responsible for almost all the “fraggings” of officers my friend knew anything about. The better officers were often targeted because they came down hard on incompetents. There was also another, unreported type of fragging. The more dangerous of McNamara’s Morons frequently became combat casualties as a result of “friendly fire”. Their severe woundings or deaths saved lives. It’s not something anybody talks about except on very rare occasions.

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  • I do a fair bit of recreational shooting and the video that starts this posting shows something quite different than the inability of women to handle firearms. What it really shows is idiot boyfriends and male relatives, who are themselves not very proficient with firearms, playing macho games, teaching improper firearms techniques to women, often with firearms whose characteristics are grossly mismatched to the female shooter. I guarantee that if these women were being trained by a certified NRA instructor they’d probably be very quickly shooting better than the knuckle dragging morons who are “instructing” them in the videos.

    Women actually have a slight advantage in many of the shooting sports, particularly with small caliber, lower energy weapons. Their lesser muscle mass means that they quiver less while targeting. I frequently observe that at the end of a certified beginners class in firearms handling, safety, and shooting, the female class members are shooting on average better than the males.

    This is not to say that I don’t agree with the larger point here, that today’s entertainment gives an absurdly distorted sense of women’s ability to compete against men in any kind of combat. I personally know a woman who has the dangerous misconception, based on a year or two training in hand-to-hand self defense techniques, and watching Hollywood productions showing women taking on trained assassins, that she can navigate anywhere with impunity. I want to tell her of her tragic error but can’t fight the zeitgeist. Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.+

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  • From The American Prospect in 2013: Reversing Broward County's School-to-Prison Pipeline BRYCE WILSON STUCKI DECEMBER 4, 2013 The story behind the so-far successful crusade to end disproportionate student arrests and suspensions in one Florida school district. When, after a nationwide search, he was hired two years ago to serve as superintendent of Florida’s Broward County...
  • @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Snips from a later article via @TheLastRefuge2 whose work and tweetstorm on this subject got a lot of views on Twitter this week:

    WLRN Miami/South Florida

    South Florida Schools Join White House School Discipline Summit

    By JOHN O'CONNOR • JUL 22, 2015

    South Florida school leaders traveled to Washington Wednesday to share ideas on how to reduce on-campus arrests and suspensions.

    Superintendents from Broward County and Miami-Dade County shared how their districts dealt with the problem at a summit hosted by the White House.
     
    White House summit, hmmm. Who was in office in 2015?

    Broward County schools superintendent Robert Runcie said his district led the state in the rate of arrests and suspensions when he took control in 2011. Minority students were arrested and suspended at disproportionate rates.

    “Our goal can’t be to have students go into the courtroom,” Runcie said. “Our focus has got to be keep them in the classroom and out of the courtroom.”
     
    Robert Runcie:

    http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wlrn/files/styles/large/public/201408/8-12_RobertRuncie.jpg

    Runcie looks like a dumb-as-sh*t Somali and he thinks like one too.

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  • Syrian rebels and government forces are both preventing civilians fleeing the bombardment of Eastern Ghouta, according to a teacher who has been trying to get his family out. In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Ghafour, 43, a teacher of Arabic, spoke of their abortive attempt to escape. “I live in Douma [in the north...
  • The tragedy unfolding in Syria would never have happened had not Obama’s Secretary of State, Hilary Rodham Clinton, aided and abetted by the innumerable Zionists/neocons infesting our government, foundations, MSM, etc., encouraged and supported an uprising against the ruling Ba’ath party in Syria. After surreptitiously encouraging murderous, crimes-against-humanity levels of violence in the Middle East, Israel and its cats paw, the USA, have sown disorder and chaos throughout much of the region. The sole plausible reason for this is to create a wasteland upon which Israel can wreak its vile will. Now the only states standing between the inhabitants of the Middle East and a ruthless, racist domination by Israel are a tottering Syria and Iran. Israel’s (and therefor the Zionist infested US government’s) obvious immediate goal is bringing further death and chaos to Syria and start the process in Syria. If there is a God and he is just, there will be a heavy price to pay for this evil.

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    The tragedy unfolding in Syria would never have happened had not Obama’s Secretary of State, Hilary Rodham Clinton, aided and abetted by the innumerable Zionists/neocons infesting our government, foundations, MSM, etc., encouraged and supported an uprising against the ruling Ba’ath party in Syria.
     
    Alawites are 10% of the population in a sea of 70% Sunni Arabs. Their rebellion, a more effectual version of the 80's era revolt in Hama, had nothing to do with either Clinton or Obama. Assad fed the Islamists with money and weapons to fight American troops in Iraq. Upon their return to Syria, they used their skills against the government that had used them as cannon fodder against Uncle Sam. Assad was probably hoping that his Sunni Arab radicals would mostly be killed in the process of pushing Uncle Sam out of Iraq. Unfortunately for him, enough of them survived to mount a super-sized version of the Hama revolt.
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  • From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Police: Undocumented Rochester student threatens East High on Facebook Will Cleveland, @WillCleveland13 Published 4:57 p.m. ET Feb. 23, 2018 | A student with a shotgun made a terrorist threat against East High School on social media, according to Rochester police. Abigail Hernandez, 21, is charged with making a terroristic...
  • After reading anon87′s link, posted at 1:44 AM GMT, I have a totally different take on this story. The rest of the family are all legal and doing quite well, e.g., the father has done well enough to purchase seven homes. The woman is so retarded that she has to have a parent walk her to school or she will get lost. She is so retarded that she can’t form the intent to do harm. Imprisoning her with no access to anyone she knows amounts to cruel ad unusual punishment. Sending her back to Mexico without her parents amounts to the same thing. OTOH, I don’t see why my fellow citizens and I shgould get stuick with the tab for the lifelong care she is going to require when she is a Mexican citizen.

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    Kick out the whole damned family. That way the girl will have her parents to care for her in her native country.
    , @Wrd9
    The parents have green cards and that's a travesty. Anyone who has entered or overstayed in the US illegally should never have the option of permanent residency or citizenship. The best solution is to revoke their green cards and deport them back to Mexico. Let Mexico take care of Mexicans, particularly the costly ones. And what's the deal with the parents speaking only Spanish? They've been here for 17 years.
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  • From The Australian:
  • Evans-Pritchard once queried a Nuer warrior on one aspect of the perpetual warfare the Nuer waged against the Dinka. As a student of anthropology and human history, Evans-Pritchard understood the Nuer rational for killing Dinka men and enslaving Dinka women. But Evans-Pritchard failed to understand why the Nuer invariably killed Dinka infants and children. The Nuer warrior’s laconic reply was, “Nits grow into lice.” Perhaps we have something to learn from these people after all.

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  • From the Jerusalem Post: N.Y. CONSUL-GENERAL SEES OPPORTUNITY TO BOOST SUPPORT IN U.S. LATINO COMMUNITY “Latino voices are carrying greater weight, leaders from their communities are rising to positions of influence at all levels at an increasing frequency." BY DANIEL J. ROTH FEBRUARY 23, 2018 04:55 NEW YORK – The head of Israel’s Consulate-General in...
  • @Tyrion 2
    This isn't foreign meddling. This is the type of PR exercise that is part of the standard consular role. Even the rather hopeful optimistic framing is boilerplate.

    See the Alliance Française for a much more sophisticated version of this type of outreach.

    It is a bit embarrassing that you've clearly designated this very normal activity as 'foreign meddling' for no other reason than Israel is doing it.

    An unusually inept piece of hasbara!

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  • Didn’t the German Foreign Office launch a similar initiative back in 1917? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimmermann_Telegram

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  • Singer R. Kelly's legal problems
  • @eah
    As Obama Presidential Center comes closer to reality, tensions on race, class surface

    When Bronwyn Nichols Lodato began pushing to prevent a portion of Chicago’s Midway Plaisance from being developed into a parking garage by the Obama Foundation, she never expected to be criticized as anti-black...After all, she is an African-American woman who has lived in Hyde Park for more than a decade and is sensitive to both the city’s racial tensions and the needs of her neighbors.

    Bronwyn translates to white breasted.

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  • Wakanda Worship is starting to sound like Kornbluth’s “The Marching Morons.”

    The entire Obama Administration, indeed, the entire Obama career, sounded like Kosinski’s Being There.

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  • @Steve Sailer
    Wakanda Worship is starting to sound like Kornbluth's "The Marching Morons."

    You beat me to it, Mr. Sailer. I had exactly the same thought.

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  • A fungus likely transmitted by scientists studying frogs. Greg Cochran writes in West Hunter: It's also possible that psychiatrists spread mental disease germs.
  • @PSR
    Psychiatrist joke falls ... very ... flat

    Given that the vast majority of non-mooslim mass murderers in the past decade or so were taking or recently coming off prescribed psychiatric medications, I’d disagree with you and say Steve Sailer’s humor is spot on.

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  • I’m in my mid-thirties, which means that, after the 9/11 attacks, when this country went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq in what President George W. Bush called the “Global War on Terror,” I was still in college. I remember taking part in a couple of campus antiwar demonstrations and, while working as a waitress...
  • A nice article, based on some good research, which concisely depicts the disaster the USA has created for itself and the world. Yet the author never comes to grips with the underlying causes, some of which are so obvious that almost every single prior poster has noted them. I suspect that this is not deliberate on her part but rather entirely unconscious. She has been so thoroughly marinated in the nonsense that permeates her particular field and the institution where she currently works that she literally cannot articulate, let alone come to grips with or study, the underlying causes of the USA’s insane diplomatic and military policies.

    I will point out to her that, while she chooses primarily to malign Mr. Trump for our current evils, he actually inherited these from his predecessors, most particularly the insanely bellicose policies of our previous Secretary of State, Hilary Rodham Clinton. During his campaign, Mr. Trump promised to ratchet down these policies while Ms. Clinton promised to expand US wars. Mr. Trump reneged on his promises but I suspect this is due more to the power of the deep state, neocons, the Israeli fifth column in this country, and other elements of the establishment than to Mr. Trump’s desires and inclinations.

    I wonder who the author voted for in the last election.

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  • Gazing out over the chaos of America today, the racial and ethnic antagonism, the hostility over sex and faith and politics–I have never seen anything like it. The country is imploding. The main culprit is diversity–in the broad sense, not just the juxtaposition of races, but the mixing of ideas and philosophies with no dominant...
  • @Thorfinnsson

    In Virginia high school boys drove to school with shotguns in deer season so as to get to the woods when classes ended. It would have been unthinkable in Boston.
     

    Boys in Boston obviously would not drive to school, and any Boston boys who hunted likely did not attend public schools.

    But I'm not so sure about the guns thing. There was a time when locals would dress as Minutemen and shoulder muskets in the Boston Marathon.

    Gun control to deter crime dates to the 1930s, but the modern liberal attitude to guns didn't emerge until the 60s as far as I know. Obviously they couldn't blame their precious pet negros for the crimes they committed.

    The TV series Mad Men makes note of this. One of the characters purchases a small bolt action rifle in a Manhattan department store and brings it to the office. The year is 1960. None of the characters think this is odd. His wife is upset, but only because he returned something of hers in order to get the rifle.

    This is of course fiction and 1960 was long before my time, but looking at old advertisements from the 50s it doesn't seem out of place.

    I think that Americans of different regions actually had a lot more in common before the war than after it, despite--or perhaps because of--improvements in communications since then.

    Fundamentally the fight with Nazi Germany caused Northerners, but Southerners, to reevaluate their view of negros. As Northeastern liberals moved beyond negros to numerous other liberal sacraments, they found many enemies outside of the South as well.

    Modern communications makes everyone perfectly aware of what is going on elsewhere in the country, and thus that much easier to hate your enemies.

    As an illustration of how quickly things change: In the early 1980s, I worked in Downtown Boston, Massachusetts (in the financial district, corner of Washington and State Streets). About a block down Washington Street from where I worked was a large Woolworth’s department store. On the second floor was a firearms department with a small but decent selection of firearms and ammo. At lunch one day I went there and purchased a Ruger Model II .22 target pistol. I brought it back to my office and tried a field strip and re-assembly. (Anyone familiar with the pistol will know what happened next. It took me hours at home to get the pistol back together.) During my fumbling with the disassembled Ruger, my boss – a middle-aged woman – dropped by, raised her eyebrows, and said that she’d prefer I not bring guns to the office. That was the only consequence, perhaps because she grew up in Michigan. How things have changed in less than forty years.

    BTW, one of the deepest regrets of my gun-owning life is not buying a surplus M1A1 carbine that this same Woolworth’s was selling at the time for around $100! Once again: How things have changed!

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    My great aunt, born in the 1890s, lived in the city for nearly a 100 years. She had a Derringer. Of course , her parents were Gaelic Irish, not Brahmins.
    , @Loveofknowledge
    That's a great anecdote. I remember my Dad saying that he remembered when you could buy a gun at a hardware store back in the 60's, but I didn't know they still sold them at a big-city department store as recently as the 80's.

    There probably wasn't any background check either, right? That all started with the Brady Bill in the 90's I think.

    It seems to me that the 1990's was when mass shootings really became "a thing" both here and abroad. The Dunblane massacre in the UK and the Port Arthur massacre in Australia were both in 1996. Columbine was the late 90's. It was a mass shooting in 1989 and a couple of others in the early 90's that led to the 1994 "assault weapons" ban.

    These things happened on occasion before then - there was a guy who shot 13 random people in New Jersey in 1949 for example - but it's an interesting question why it really took off in the 90's.

    Guns had been widely available and widely owned for a long time - what changed? Maybe the idea just spread through mass media? Cultural factors?

    Now "active shooters" are so common that people will freak out if you brought a gun to work, unlike the pretty mild reaction of your boss at the time.

    It's also the increase in body counts. Before the 90's when somebody "went postal" they probably had a revolver and could only shoot a few people. Now that the AR-15 has become the weapon of choice you can have 20 or even 50 people killed and many more injured.

    , @Alfa158
    They were also selling M1 Garands for $99. If I had known I would have picked up a few as investments. Roger finally reengineered the pistol so it can be reassembled by humans of normal dexterity.
    , @anonymous
    Your comment about the Ruger reminded me of when, as a kid prior to participating in a large-bore shooting competition, I watched a demonstration of how to field strip an M-1 Garand. I was terrified at the prospect of being asked to do likewise. I sure knew how to shoot with it, but was otherwise clueless.
    , @Simply Simon
    M1A1 carbines are still available at a reasonable price at the Civilian Marksmanship Program. The M1 Garand is another matter. I should add "reasonable price" may not be resonazble to you.
    , @wells
    The M1A1 carbine is for little girls and Doggies. The Marines taught me how to shoot, using an M-1 Garand, with which I hit a ten-inch bull's eye at 500 yards nine times out of ten, thereby qualifying as a rifle expert.
    I was 17 and had never fired a rifle before in my life.
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  • From the New York Times Magazine: Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America Ryan Coogler’s film is a vivid re-imagination of something black Americans have cherished for centuries — Africa as a dream of our wholeness, greatness and self-realization. By CARVELL WALLACE FEB. 12, 2018 ... Wakanda’s rulers have wisely kept their...
  • @Paleo Liberal
    If there were black science fiction writers, would they be named Samuel Delaney?

    Correction: “If there were black, homosexual science fiction writers, would they be named Samuel Delaney?”

    Delaney is one of the greats. Octavia Butler? Meh!

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    Samuel Delaney likes his boys underage, and is an avid NAMBLA supporter.

    http://www.castaliahouse.com/safe-space-as-rape-room-science-fiction-culture-and-childhoods-end-part-2-of-5/

    Vox Day has deservedly written very unflattering pieces about Delany and his circle of pedophiles.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    What is Delaney's best work?
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  • The fact that the only way that blacks can create an advanced civilization that makes them proud is in a comic is all very depressing and telling. The fact that it was created by two Jews is even more telling.

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  • I’ll save potential viewers some time: This guy presents five powerful arguments against immigration and then either fails to address them, presents misleading factoids in rebuttal, or – when all else fails – essentially admits the validity of the argument while dismissing it as not that big a deal.

    If you’ve paid any serious attention to the current debates over immigration, viewing this idiot will be a complete waste of your time.

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  • One of the Washington Establishment's rationalizations for its immigration worship is the assumption that to know us is to love us. If we Americans let the rest of the world come here and make our acquaintance, they and their cousins back home will come to be enthusiastic, or at least understanding, about the American Empire...
  • @Voltara
    Yes, obvious sexual frustration. In the 1001 Nights the Arab male's obsession with female sexuality is clear. A constant theme in the Tales is that without strict control by men women are extremely promiscuous. A man's power and authority is determined by his control of female reproduction. When an arab man who has been steeped in this belief is let loose in a western society he misinterprets displays of feminine beauty as expressions of sexual desire. But of course he soon finds that the women have no interest in him and as his frustration grows his ego protects itself by insisting that which he is denied is immoral.

    You must have read a different version than I and I’ve read both the complete Burton and complete Madrus and Mathers translations. Many of the tales revolve around romance and sexual pleasure. Many others are bawdy and risque in other ways. In one of the more famous series of stories, a Muslim prince rescues a Byzantine princess from her nun duenna and converts her to Islam by his explanations and demonstrations of how much sexually freer are Muslim than Christian women. The frank sexuality that Richard Burton found in “The Thousand and One Nights” and “The Perfumed Garden” was one reason he put so much effort into translating them. Today, in many countries and cultures, Islam is puritanical and oppresses women. But this is not the case in many others and is certainly not true of the cultures depicted in the Thousand and One Nights.

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    I read the Burton translation, admittedly many years ago, but remember being struck by frequent references in the Tales by the women going wild as soon as the men went hunting/to war. I also recall that the overarching story of Scheherazade's recounting the tales for 1001 nights was to avoid execution by her husband, the King, who married and beheaded a new virgin every day for three years to punish the female sex for his first wife's unfaithfulness.
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  • As we all know, the most pressing problem facing the modern world is the extreme shortage of black celebrities. Fortunately, for the media's Black Lack, your days are numbered, baby. Time magazine reports:
  • @KenH
    Do blacks ever stop whining?

    The talking heads on CNN and ESPN are around 50% black and I see about the same percentage on most commercials these days. If a martian landed on earth he might conclude that America was 50% black just by watching television.

    Last year, Hidden Figures was the black history month movie that warped history so that blacks could feel like they were pioneers of the NASA space program and better than whitey and to boost their ever so fragile self esteem. This year it's Black Panther and although entirely fictional, many blacks will probably emerge from the theater thinking that Wakanda is real and that they truly are kangs and queenz.

    This movie will also be a huge hit with self hating SJW whites.

    From the previews I've it looks like all the villains just happen to be white, some with blond hair. There would be a congressional investigation and major cities would burn if all the villains in Thor or Captain America were kinky haired, coal black negroes.

    The talking heads on CNN and ESPN are around 50% black and I see about the same percentage on most commercials these days. If a martian landed on earth he might conclude that America was 50% black just by watching television.

    Not just Martians…

    As I’ve pointed out several times, standard polls indicate that the average American black believes America is 40% black.

    Now that average obviously includes middle-class blacks, who often live or work in overwhelmingly non-black environments, and anyway are educated enough to know that blacks are a small minority. But lower-class, uneducated blacks are much more likely to live in overwhelmingly black areas, and generally watch overwhelmingly black entertainment and sports.

    So I think it’s pretty likely that a good fraction of all American blacks actually believe that America is a majority-black country. No wonder they’re often angry that blacks don’t win half the Oscars and hold half the seats in Congress and on the Supreme Court…

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    Source for how many black people think America is 40% black?

    There is no doubt that the media controls our perceptions. Most straight people think that 20% or more Americans are gay, with the real answer being 1-2 percent. (I got that number from a formal poll of about 500 people done by a couple of lesbian law students.)
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  • @Isolee
    So bizarre - all this wokeness over a fictional character created by two decidedly non-black guys, who lives in a fictional country that bears about as much resemblance to any extant African nation as well, Norway does to Haiti.

    It's genuinely pathetic, in the classical sense of the word...I actually feel sad for those black people whose sense of inadequacy is so great, they would feel the need to take refuge in, and attach their identity to, this silly, childish nonsense.

    Unfortunately, silly movies like this and the earlier one claiming that Negro Frieden calculator operators at NASA were mathematical geniuses just feeds into a well-documented issue: Negros tend to have a grandiose conception of their capabilities and performance. Study after study has shown that Negroes on average perform more poorly at academics, have lower IQs, etc., than other races yet have a much higher perception of their academic performance, intelligence, etc. than other races. Reality testing is obviously a problem. Movies like these don’t improve the situation.

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  • Commenter Clifford Brown notes: Take that, Trump! White America must stop culturally appropriating African genius. The Brain Draining of Wakanda must end now!
  • @Paleo Liberal
    There are a number of very smart people in Africa, and some peoples are smarter than others.

    For example, the Igbo people of Nigeria. Since the Biafra war, the most intelligent Igbo have tended to get out of Nigeria as much as possible. Igbo in other parts of West Africa are similar to the Jews in Europe, the Chinese in Asia and the Indians in East Africa. They are the elite class.

    Archaeology shows that the Igbo were more advanced than other cultures in that area.

    One wonders what would've happened had they gotten their independence from Nigeria. I think Biafra would be the most advanced black African nation. Unless, of course, they fell into corruption.

    As I said, the smartest Igbo have left the country. I have met some very intelligent Igbo in the US. I gather the Igbo in West Africa are at least considerably more intelligent than the average resident of other nations.

    But then, this raises the question? Are Igbos really smarter than other Africans, like they say they are, or is this just a case of a brain drain, where the most brilliant people leave the country. Especially since the most brilliant Igbo are completely shut out of leadership roles in Nigeria.

    Maybe a little of both. No need to get into how smart the Igbo would have to be on the average to be the smartest group of West Africans.

    (For example, I lived in Taiwan for a while. The average American living in Taiwan is far more intelligent than the average Taiwan Chinese, while the average Taiwan Chinese in the US is far more intelligent than the average American. )

    Another interesting question is whether Igbo differ from other African tribes, i.e., sub-races, on other measures of psychological traits, e.g., OCEAN. If Igbo are as larcenous as their Nigerian fellows, their intelligence may not be a plus for society. It may just enable them to run more successful internet scams than other Africans.

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  • @SunBakedSuburb
    The hidden elite in Wakanda are Israeli. They've secretly used American money and purloined technology to build this army of African golems. For what purpose I don't know.

    You are so wrong! Wakandans are actually highly evolved termites, descendants of the creatures responsible for building the tallest structures in sub-Saharan Africa prior to Arab and European colonization.

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  • From Eidolon, a very woke online classics (Greek and Roman civilization) magazine edited by Donna Zuckerberg: Nobody who writes for Eidolon ever seems very happy with her career choice. Each author seems to perceive her work-a-day existence in the poorly paid field of classics as a nightmare of microaggressions. Perhaps you all should just abandon...
  • @peterike
    Great comments Syon. The other thing about critical theory is that it's easy. It doesn't require a bit of actual scholarship, and certainly not getting your hands dirty with Dead White People Languages. Ewww.

    All you do is get a vague grasp of the polemics involved -- which are always vague nonsense, right from the original sources -- and you just pick a "text" and run it through the sausage grinder. Magically, out pops your term paper! Or journal article, or what have you.

    Much simpler. A real scholar of ancient Greece would need to know some ancient languages, know a ton of ancient history (people, places, events), know archaeology, know art, even know -- ugh -- significant details around ancient warfare. Hey, it's a lot to know, which is why Classics PhDs used to be pretty rare. It was damn hard to get one.

    Now, all you need to know is a few buzz words and how to ram an English translation of a text into the sausage grinder. Think of all that time Yung In Chae can save! So much better to spend that time at oppression workshops and on Instagram.

    I first seriously ran into Lacan, Derida, et al. during a graduate seminar I was running as an adjunct faculty member. One of the students – an extreme Marxist but a likeable enough fellow for all that – regularly referenced Lacan. I felt that I owed it to myself and the seminar participants to learn something of Lacan and his fellows.

    It didn’t take much reading to realize that the man is an utter humbug. His writing is drivel. It’s so devoid of content that it can usefully serve as a sort of verbal Rorschach test; the reader must of necessity impose his own meaning on the text, or admit the reality that he is dealing with a logorrheic vacuum. Once I realized this, I was able to discuss Lacan with the seminar participant who claimed to be a disciple of Lacan. We talked past each other and both were happy.

    The writings of Lacan and his ilk are self-referential and contained in an intellectual echo chamber utterly isolated from any true intellectual or cultural tradition. What these folks write and disseminate among themselves is the only extant evidence of one of their primary assertions, i.e., that texts are infinitely malleable and have meaning solely as it is imposed by their readers.

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  • @candid_observer
    Speaking of academics and politics, I found this clip from the guy thrown out of Evergreen to be interesting and encouraging:

    https://twitter.com/RubinReport/status/960963794384990209

    As the left tries to eat its own, don't be surprised if some of them won't jump into the boiling pot.

    The most interesting aspect of this clip comes at the end when Weinstein points out that all the standard policies formulated by current ideologies fail, either in practice or from theoretical issues that are obvious to all but “true believers”. Recognizing this opens the way for a new dialogue and synthesis; something which has yet to appear on the scene.

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  • @YetAnotherAnon
    OT, but the BBC are all over this one - "Britishness has always been a fluid concept" as Radio 4 explained this morning.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42939192


    "A cutting-edge scientific analysis shows that a Briton from 10,000 years ago had dark skin and blue eyes.

    Researchers from London's Natural History Museum extracted DNA from Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest complete skeleton, which was discovered in 1903.

    University College London researchers then used the subsequent genome analysis for a facial reconstruction.

    It underlines the fact that the lighter skin characteristic of modern Europeans is a relatively recent phenomenon.

    No prehistoric Briton of this age had previously had their genome analysed.

    They teamed up with researchers at University College London (UCL) to analyse the results, including gene variants associated with hair, eye and skin colour.

    Extra mature Cheddar
    They found the Stone Age Briton had dark hair - with a small probability that it was curlier than average - blue eyes and skin that was probably dark brown or black in tone.

    This combination might appear striking to us today, but it was a common appearance in western Europe during this period.

    Steven Clarke, director of the Channel Four documentary, said: "I think we all know we live in times where we are unusually preoccupied with skin pigmentation."

    Prof Mark Thomas, a geneticist from UCL, said: "It becomes a part of our understanding, I think that would be a much, much better thing. I think it would be good if people lodge it in their heads, and it becomes a little part of their knowledge.""
     

    But even in Eden there's a snake or two.

    "Fractures on the surface of the skull suggest he may even have met his demise in a violent manner. "

    Of course "we" aren't unusually preoccupied with skin pigmentation, that's just a useful signifier. Albino Africans in the UK would still stand out - indeed it seems from albino death rates that Africans are more preoccupuied with skin colour. But you don't get to be a Channel Four director without knowing what to say.

    But even in Eden there’s a snake or two.

    No article I saw saw fit to mention how all the Y chromosomes associated with earlier inhabitants of Britain disappeared just about the time the Beaker people showed up.

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  • From Barstool Sports:
  • @Tiny Duck
    This is a new low

    Making fun of a guy for trying to get something done correctly?

    No wonder no one likes you people

    It warms my heart to know that Black Panther will kill the box office

    Is this evidence that td is a podhoretz alias?

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  • @Art Deco
    He sounds irritable and peevish, not enraged.

    He sounds like a prick. But then he always sounds like a prick, he looks like a prick, and he takes every opportunity available to act out like a prick in person.

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  • From my new column in Taki's Magazine: “White Monopoly Capital” vs. “White Privilege” by Steve Sailer February 07, 2018 The president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, the colorful Zulu polygamist with, at last count, six wives and 21 children, is in trouble with his ruling African National Congress after having fenced much of the country...
  • The NYT’s only real concern is that South Africa’s on-going genocide will ultimately target the Jewish owners of much of South Africa’s non-agrarian capital as well as South Africa’s Boers and Anglos. The stock portfolios of many NYT subscribers would take a hit were this to happen.

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  • There are many reasons why the residents of vibrant inner city slums often resent gentrification / relocation to the suburbs, but an overlooked one is the Entertainment Value: The video is only 11 seconds long, and you may find it worth your while to click the link above. Hoyt Thorpe comments:    
  • In the 1970s I was briefly a faculty member at a college in central New Jersey. One day a colleague and I were forced to intervene in an escalating confrontation between some Negro trespassers and students. My colleague was an anthropologist who had done many years of field work in sub-Saharan Africa. He predicted the evolution of the confrontation we were trying to prevent in an uncanny manner.

    Later he told me that he observed identical behavior patterns in sub-Saharan Negro villagers who’d had little if any contact with western culture. Since then. everywhere I’ve traveled, I’ve observed similar behavioral patterns wherever concentrations of Negroes are found. This leads me to suspect that these behavioral patterns are evolved, genetically inherited, and not readily susceptible to change.

    Whites, even most lower class Whites, find this kind of Negro behavior disturbing, unpleasant, and even repellent. Just one more reason to suggest that racial separation is the best policy for both Negroes and Whites.

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  • From The Atlantic: Why Public Media Has a Sexual-Harassment Problem Hollywood was one thing. But inoffensive, taxpayer-funded media? GILLIAN B. WHITE 7:00 AM ET BUSINESS ... Within the span of a few weeks, accusations against other high-ranking and well-known figures have surfaced in the public-broadcasting realm, leading to their dismissal or suspension from organizations including...
  • I’ve yet to hear or read anyone in the soi disant MSM raise the questions, “Why are Jews so disproportionately represented on all these lists of prominent sexual predators? Why do so many of these prominent Jews seem to have perverse sexual tastes? Why do the prominent Jews on these lists seem to disproportionately target non-Jewish victims?”

    Once these questions are raised, one can study whether these patterns might just be due to the preponderance of Jews among those with the abilities and drives that allow them to rise to the levels of power and within industries where they can get away with these shenanigans. But, until these questions are considered, there will be quiet but lingering concerns.

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