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An anonymous iSteve commenter writes:

A couple of weeks ago there were some comment threads or posts here speculating on how Empire could write out Jussie Smollett, e.g., Poochie has to return to his home planet on the Simpsons, or the elevator shaft exit on Friends.

Anyway, I was catching up on the career of my favorite social justice pixie, Amanda H*ss, who graduated from Slate to a David Carr Fellowship at the New York Times. After that, what?

We are thrilled to announce that Amanda Hess will become a critic-at-large with a homebase in Culture…. She will continue to write regularly for the magazine and work with the video department.

John Herrman will be a reporter for Biz Day covering media, the big social platforms and disinformation…. He will continue writing the technology column for the Magazine.

Okay, two out of three fellows accounted for. Next up:

And after a compelling run producing memorable essays for the Magazine and writerly features for Metropolitan, Greg Howard will be leaving The Times for his next adventure, which will start at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Huh? Next adventure … at the Great Barrier Reef? Is that like some sort of New York slang for getting rid of someone with concrete boots in the Hudson? A Bronx overcoat?

Google Images shows that Mr. Howard is black, as in thick lipped, zero admixture black. How on earth could a black journalist lose his job at the New York Times?

On the other hand, the entire black management team at Nike vaporized amid rumors of …

Further research on anonymous forums:

He was also outed on the ‘creepy guys in media’ Google Doc and had a lot of weird stories come out about him… which is why he went to the Great Barrier Reef and deleted his social media. …

I wonder if Amanda put down her little social justice pixie foot and demanded that he be cut loose?

Here was one of Greg Howard’s pieces during his New York Times tenure:

In New York, so much of my life consists of walking in and through crowds. There are many times in a day when a person is walking toward me and in my path. In these situations, we both generally make minor adjustments upon our approach.

I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not.

Sometimes they’re buried in their phones. Other times, they’re in pairs and groups, and in conversation. But often, they’re looking ahead, through me, if not quite at me. When white women are in my path, they almost always continue straight, forcing me to one side without changing their course.

This happens several times a day; and a couple of times a week, white women force me off the sidewalk completely. In these instances, when I’m standing in the street or in the dirt as a white woman strides past, broad-shouldered and blissful, I turn furious.

I turn furious because in these instances I feel small. I always get out of the way, because, as a black man, I’ve learned that bodychecking, bumping or even rubbing against a random white woman can be personally hazardous. So I acknowledge other pedestrians, and reroute. White men and all people of color do the same to me. They offer some form of acknowledgment that we are in each other’s path, that I am there at all.

After these encounters, I’m always left with questions. Why only and specifically white women? Explicit in every white woman’s decision not to get out of my way is the expectation that I’ll get out of theirs.

Whenever I ask white women I know why they don’t reroute for black men, they invariably express ignorance. But then I ask black men. Invariably, they know what I’m talking about.

 

 
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  1. Huh? Next adventure … at the Great Barrier Reef? Is that like some sort of New York slang for getting rid of someone with concrete boots in the Hudson? A Bronx overcoat?

    In the Mother Country, this was called transportation.

    When white women are in my path, they almost always continue straight, forcing me to one side without changing their course.

    I am woman, hear me roar…

  2. White women are evidently more racist than are white men. Why, their swastikas run clockwise!

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    Counter-rotating props make it easier to keep the aircraft from pulling to the left.
    , @reactionry
    Ice People Put Black Bodies On Ice?

    OTOH, there is a stereotype of white women being ambivalent about black men - they (the wymyn} clutch their purses tightly (especially in an elevator*) out of fear, but might view "bodychecking" (granted, with respect to Reg Caesar's photo, few black men participate in co-ed hockey) as a prelude to "bumping uglies."

    * elevator -Also see "Tulsa Race Riot" and elevator operator Sarah Page
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_riot

    Btw., how old is the cliched death-by-falling-down-an-elevator shaft such as was used in an episode of Friends?
    Vladimir Nabokov's "Breaking The News" was published "around 1935" -
    "The head of the factory office where Misha had worked announced that the poor young man had fallen into an elevator shaft from the top floor, and had remained in agony for forty minutes: although unconscious, he kept moaning horribly and uninterruptedly, till the very end."

    One might be consoled by Prince's "Are we gonna let the elevator
    Bring us down, oh, no let's go..."
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXJhDltzYVQ
    - and Miss Otis [Elevator] Regrets:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP2UypjZbMo

    , @ThreeCranes
    Gal in the front row on the right is cute!
    , @Bubba
    My 60's non-woke grammar school teachers taught us that all swastikas run clockwise north of the equator and counterclockwise south of the equator. And they always taught their lessons in blackface or a Klan hood while wearing Nazi armbands standing next to a giant Confederate flag (the more anti-woke imagery flair, the better). Then, for some reason, the younger teachers would burn their bras in front of us while shrieking and shouting that the world immediately needed these counter-rotating giant Swastika windmills throughout the Northern and Southern hemispheres to prevent the next ice age or we would all die in 10 years. Well, that is what the NYT's wants us to believe...
    , @ben tillman

    White women are evidently more racist than are white men. Why, their swastikas run clockwise!
     
    Most people view those women's swastikas as running counter-clockwise, which is why people tend to default to drawing them the other way.
  3. • Replies: @El Dato
    black&smug.jpg

    I’ve learned that bodychecking, bumping or even rubbing against a random white woman can be personally hazardous.

     

    Just going for a "rub" and then you are seconds away from the imaginary lynching. The mental emmetillization of blacks needs to stop!

    > Black
    > Complains that white women don't make way for his majesty
    > Muh oppression

    OT:

    Another case closed:

    No charges for police officers who fatally shot unarmed black man Stephon Clark 'in the back'

    The rules are that you shouldn't point mobile phones at nervous officers unless (as apparently is the case here) your are really into suicide by cop.


    Clark's postmortem has become a source of widespread controversy, after two autopsies – one conducted by the authorities and the other commissioned by Clark's family – came to different conclusions. Dr Bennet Omalu, who conducted the autopsy on behalf of Clark's family, stated that out of the 20 shots the officers fired during the showdown, seven bullets entered the man's body from behind, each of them deadly.

    The official autopsy disputed that conclusion, with Sacramento county coroner saying that Clark appeared to have been shot while moving towards the police officers, and alleging that Omalu had mixed up entry and exit wounds.
     

    One way or another, a resurrection by South African preacher sadly ain't gonna work.

    Apart from sparking mass protests over police brutality and racial profiling, Clark's death inspired a proposed overhaul of police guidelines as to when officers can use deadly force against suspects. However, the initial bill stalled, and the new one proposing a change from "reasonable" to "necessary" regarding when an officer may resort to deadly force, faced fierce opposition from law enforcement.
     
    Donut shops can't handle the economic uncertainty.
    , @bomag
    I gather that this is the NYT expert on White women.
    , @Jack D

    Mr. Howard is black, as in thick lipped, zero admixture black.
     
    If you look at his other (color) photos, Howard is definitely admixed, like most American blacks. Real 100% African blacks are several shades darker. Now he is not a mostly white mulatto like most elite blacks but he is still at least 20 or 30% European.

    http://specials-images.forbesimg.com/imageserve/5846e0504bbe6f1f20e87285/416x416.jpg

    , @Harry Baldwin
    He's mastered the insufferably smug look of black entitlement, like Charles Blow and Spike Lee. Hope it works for him at the Great Barrier Reef.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    And they said that poor kid from Kentucky had a smirk!
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    When I lived in NYC, everybody shoved everybody.
  4. @Reg Cæsar
    White women are evidently more racist than are white men. Why, their swastikas run clockwise!



    https://static.messynessychic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/hocket-930x815.jpeg

    https://static.messynessychic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/basketball.jpg

    Counter-rotating props make it easier to keep the aircraft from pulling to the left.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist

    "I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not."
     
    As a white male, I can agree with this statement, but I also have the same problem with black women. Maybe it is the gender at issue here.

    BTW, do black men not use the term "Becky"?
    , @Fred Boynton
    As a white male, I can agree with this statement, but I also have the same problem with black women. Maybe it is the gender at issue here.

    Black women and Indians (dot not feather) of both sexes do this passive-aggressive "not making any effort to avoid collision while walking" move all the time. White women do it a lot as well. They know they will always be the victim/winner in any confrontation, so why not play their winning hand every chance they get.
  5. @The Alarmist
    Counter-rotating props make it easier to keep the aircraft from pulling to the left.

    “I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not.”

    As a white male, I can agree with this statement, but I also have the same problem with black women. Maybe it is the gender at issue here.

    BTW, do black men not use the term “Becky”?

    • Replies: @Gunner
    Three seconds perusing at The Root will answer that.
    , @TheJester

    “I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white woman, at least when I’m in their path, do not.”
     
    There is a difference. When white women approach a male (regardless of race) when walking, driving, or other pursuits in life, they expect the male to defer. Call it "female privilege" ... as "gentlemen" deferring to "ladies". To white men it is a courtesy; to white women it is an expectation.

    I often wish women would wave "thank you" when I give them the "right-of-way" at intersections. Sometimes they do but most often they don't. Most men do. This doesn't bother me. I want to live in a culture where gentlemen defer to ladies, even if it is not always recognized nor appreciated.

    When black women barrel past there is a difference. The contemporary message is often, "F*ck you white man ... out of my way!" Their eyes and body language express this difference.

    To be PC, I have to love diversity and the wonderful things it has done to our culture. In spite of that, I value a culture that, at the least, still reserves categories for the existence of "gentlemen" and "ladies".

    , @Forbes
    My first reaction was...oh, that Greg Howard--he of the block-sized chip on his shoulder.

    And since he's writing about NYC/Manhattan sidewalks, he must have his head so buried in his phone that he doesn't notice that everyone else has their head buried in their phone.

    It's not a modern dilemma. Prior to handheld devices, pedestrians walked around starring up at skyscraper buildings, impervious to other (oncoming) pedestrians.

    One distraction has been traded for another. And yes, women are the prime culprits, but it is a near universal practice.
    , @Intelligent Dasein

    As a white male, I can agree with this statement, but I also have the same problem with black women. Maybe it is the gender at issue here.
     
    Women in general have no sense of organization or process or regard for the bigger picture. They just barrel ahead---literally and figuratively---with whatever they have a mind to do at the moment. They don't realize when they are in the way, or causing inconvenience to others.

    Mexicans of both sexes are also like this. It's one of things I find most annoying about them. They mosey across the street with no sense of urgency, or stop in the middle of an aisle, or hold up an entire line of people at the checkstand for some trivial reason. To be fair, there is also a particular White man's version of this which absolutely enrages me. It occurs when you're standing behind some "family guy" in the fast food line and, after ten minutes of shuffling through the queue, he finally arrives at the counter, only then to turn to his kids and say, "Okay, what do you want?"

    That's when you just want to beat the dude senseless. Didn't you just have like ten freaking minutes to figure that out? What were you doing all that time? And furthermore, to take a broader view of the proceedings, how did you acquire such a massive sense of safety so as to treat the entire world as nothing but a vast, extended playground for you and your little dumplings to cuddle-bug around in? Don't you realize that the only reason we're all standing here in this stupid line, exchanging dollars and burgers across a counter with our fellow human beings in a relatively orderly manner, is so that we don't have to kill each other just to get something to eat? Don't you realize that this orderly process, which is sometimes termed "civilization," requires not only the subjugation of those vital instincts of mine which you are now provoking, but also the willingness on everyone's part to not engage in such provoking behavior, lest the thin veneer of society break down and we revert to the pure savagery of the brutes? Do you not understand that every person and every situation is, under the right circumstances, dangerous? There are potential dangers all around you to which you seem entirely oblivious. What happened to your own survival instincts? Have you been so dulled and deceived and defanged by modern convenience that you no longer have any fear of death, any free-floating trepidation in the presence of the myriad hazards of the world-around? And if that's all too deep and Heideggerian for you to absorb, couldn't you at least be brought to the realization of the more mundane version of the same truth, viz. that time is money and that your carelessness is clogging up the wheels of commerce upon which we all depend?

    Civilization is coextensive with discipline, and that is why it requires nothing so much as firm enforcers who make sure that squishy people don't bring the whole thing down with their selfish obliviousness. This element has been suppressed for far too long and has resulted in a preponderance of people who have never in their lives felt one pang of mortal dread and who consequently lack any conception of how or why their society functions. I am reminded here of two passages from scripture which together pretty clearly elucidate the whole situation: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the foolish woman tears down her house with her own hands.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    BTW, do black men not use the term “Becky”?
     
    I'm sure men in the Cosby family do.
  6. @Reg Cæsar
    White women are evidently more racist than are white men. Why, their swastikas run clockwise!



    https://static.messynessychic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/hocket-930x815.jpeg

    https://static.messynessychic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/basketball.jpg

    Ice People Put Black Bodies On Ice?

    OTOH, there is a stereotype of white women being ambivalent about black men – they (the wymyn} clutch their purses tightly (especially in an elevator*) out of fear, but might view “bodychecking” (granted, with respect to Reg Caesar’s photo, few black men participate in co-ed hockey) as a prelude to “bumping uglies.”

    * elevator -Also see “Tulsa Race Riot” and elevator operator Sarah Page
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_riot

    Btw., how old is the cliched death-by-falling-down-an-elevator shaft such as was used in an episode of Friends?
    Vladimir Nabokov’s “Breaking The News” was published “around 1935” –
    “The head of the factory office where Misha had worked announced that the poor young man had fallen into an elevator shaft from the top floor, and had remained in agony for forty minutes: although unconscious, he kept moaning horribly and uninterruptedly, till the very end.”

    One might be consoled by Prince’s “Are we gonna let the elevator
    Bring us down, oh, no let’s go…”

    – and Miss Otis [Elevator] Regrets:

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    There was at least one previous TV show in which a character fell down an elevator shaft. The scene on "Friends" was not supposed to be groundbreaking, it was supposed to be an instantly recognizable scene of the soap opera writers getting instant revenge on the swell-headed actor.
    , @reactionry
    A "Personally Hazardous" Encounter

    Another movie/television cliche is that of someone entering a secured building through a door by opened by a resident(citation would be nice, but I can't think of specific examples). "Apartment Patty" famously made a Type I error by asking a black man to show her his key fob - and thereafter was fired from her job.

    https://nypost.com/2018/10/18/white-woman-fired-after-blocking-black-man-from-entering-building-speaks-out/

    https://twitter.com/boomkagod/status/1051285130382364672?lang=en
    , @Autochthon
    It's actually "de-elevator" not "the elevator." Nelson explained in interviews the de-elevator is Satan. The song is about not giving in to the evil of sloth and despair, and the importance of seeing the positive side of things, living one's life with purpose and joy to prevent ennui.

    (Not At All) Fun Fact: Nelson actually went on to die alone in an elevator, where, like Nobokov's unfortunate, he lay for many hours undiscovered.

    (Maybe?) Fun Fact: A famous manufacturer of the machines is called "Prince Elevator." They are kind of the Otis of India.

    I recommend to young
    persons they consider becoming elevator-mechanics. The pay and job security are excellent, and the nature of the job means not having to sit in an office or be hectored by managers and meetings, since one is in the field away from the suits.
  7. Anyone know what happened to Joel Gay, writer Roxane Gay’s brother and Harvard dean Claudine Gay’s cousin?

    A year ago, Joel Gay abruptly resigned from his position as President and CEO of Energy Recovery to “attend to personal family matters”. In November it was announced that he had been appointed to the Board of Directors for LiqTech International.

  8. @reactionry
    Ice People Put Black Bodies On Ice?

    OTOH, there is a stereotype of white women being ambivalent about black men - they (the wymyn} clutch their purses tightly (especially in an elevator*) out of fear, but might view "bodychecking" (granted, with respect to Reg Caesar's photo, few black men participate in co-ed hockey) as a prelude to "bumping uglies."

    * elevator -Also see "Tulsa Race Riot" and elevator operator Sarah Page
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_riot

    Btw., how old is the cliched death-by-falling-down-an-elevator shaft such as was used in an episode of Friends?
    Vladimir Nabokov's "Breaking The News" was published "around 1935" -
    "The head of the factory office where Misha had worked announced that the poor young man had fallen into an elevator shaft from the top floor, and had remained in agony for forty minutes: although unconscious, he kept moaning horribly and uninterruptedly, till the very end."

    One might be consoled by Prince's "Are we gonna let the elevator
    Bring us down, oh, no let's go..."
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXJhDltzYVQ
    - and Miss Otis [Elevator] Regrets:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP2UypjZbMo

    There was at least one previous TV show in which a character fell down an elevator shaft. The scene on “Friends” was not supposed to be groundbreaking, it was supposed to be an instantly recognizable scene of the soap opera writers getting instant revenge on the swell-headed actor.

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    It happened on L.A. Law. An older woman lawyer who came in as a lateral partner, high-powered and with a substantial book of business -- and was conducting an affair with the firm's senior partner, to the other lawyers' collective dismay -- took a fall down an elevator shaft.
    , @anon
    On one of the last seasons of Mad Men, there was talk online about someone being set up to fall down an elevator shaft, perhaps in the season finale, perhaps the series finale, like the falling man in the opening credits. Someone --Peggy? -- really did almost walk into an open shaft, and from then on viewers kept track of references to elevators and speculating who it would be. It never happened, and I'm not sure if viewers were "fooled by randomness," or the showrunners were screwing with the more sophisticated Comic Book Guys among the fans.
  9. So the NYT fired Greg Howard for sexual harassment and violent molestation.

  10. @reactionry
    Ice People Put Black Bodies On Ice?

    OTOH, there is a stereotype of white women being ambivalent about black men - they (the wymyn} clutch their purses tightly (especially in an elevator*) out of fear, but might view "bodychecking" (granted, with respect to Reg Caesar's photo, few black men participate in co-ed hockey) as a prelude to "bumping uglies."

    * elevator -Also see "Tulsa Race Riot" and elevator operator Sarah Page
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_riot

    Btw., how old is the cliched death-by-falling-down-an-elevator shaft such as was used in an episode of Friends?
    Vladimir Nabokov's "Breaking The News" was published "around 1935" -
    "The head of the factory office where Misha had worked announced that the poor young man had fallen into an elevator shaft from the top floor, and had remained in agony for forty minutes: although unconscious, he kept moaning horribly and uninterruptedly, till the very end."

    One might be consoled by Prince's "Are we gonna let the elevator
    Bring us down, oh, no let's go..."
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXJhDltzYVQ
    - and Miss Otis [Elevator] Regrets:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP2UypjZbMo

    A “Personally Hazardous” Encounter

    Another movie/television cliche is that of someone entering a secured building through a door by opened by a resident(citation would be nice, but I can’t think of specific examples). “Apartment Patty” famously made a Type I error by asking a black man to show her his key fob – and thereafter was fired from her job.

    https://nypost.com/2018/10/18/white-woman-fired-after-blocking-black-man-from-entering-building-speaks-out/

    • Replies: @anon
    Seinfeld already did it! Jerry wouldn't let in a Hispanic guy who turned out not only to be a building resident but living right down the hall.
    , @Autochthon
    The mendacity is tiresome. One had might as well write about a parent who insists his child wash his hands before meals "Father denies son food in effort to starve the boy!"

    She didn't try to stop him from entering his (or any) apartment. She followed what I am certain is a policy explained to all tenants and to which they probably agree to abide in writing to not permit so-called piggy-backing because of the risk to security. What's more she was entirely civil about the whole thing, simply explaining that because she did not know the man to be a fellow tenant and he had not followed the proper procedure to enter with his own pass, she would like to verify his tenancy for everyone's security. It's all on the damned video, yet The Man would have you believe she berated some guy who'd done nothing at all untoward while he eas minding his own business.

    If most of us working in secure facilities did not behave as she had done, we would be fired (or at any rate, admonished).

  11. @Steve Sailer
    There was at least one previous TV show in which a character fell down an elevator shaft. The scene on "Friends" was not supposed to be groundbreaking, it was supposed to be an instantly recognizable scene of the soap opera writers getting instant revenge on the swell-headed actor.

    It happened on L.A. Law. An older woman lawyer who came in as a lateral partner, high-powered and with a substantial book of business — and was conducting an affair with the firm’s senior partner, to the other lawyers’ collective dismay — took a fall down an elevator shaft.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj8FIbuoWPY

    I think this program went off the air 'ere Friends went on the air.


    Years later, Diana Muldaur said she didn't know until she saw the script that she was losing her job. The actual fall was a 10 foot drop into some padding, and they'd wanted her to do it; she insisted successfully on a stunt-double being assigned. She said it took ten takes before the director was satisfied and she'd have been in wrecked condition if she'd ever tried to do that. She could afford to retire from acting and did so shortly thereafter.

  12. Will the sharks at the Great Barrier Reef be waiting for Mr. Howard?

    • Replies: @reactionry
    "Bumping" Up The Lip Volume?
    Or: Thinking Outside The Box Jellyfish?

    Mr. Howard might be more likely to suffer the "potentially fatal Irukandji syndrome" as a result of bumping up against a jellyfish of no color:

    https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsif.2013.1168

    OT Is the white guy for Versace's Eros perfume ad done up in blackface? I saw the photo below yesterday while bored out of my skull at an Ulta (mostly cosmetics) store waiting for a daughter to pick up what were undoubtedly essential items. Does echt blackface always have some sort of lip enhancement (something beyond what said offspring has had with multiple injections)? -which is lacking in the Versace model:

    "Male Gaze: Versace Eros's Dark, Mysterious Model - The Cut"
    https://www.thecut.com/2013/03/male-gaze-versace-eross-dark-mysterious-model.html
    (If the link doesn't work, try entering the title above as a Google search term)
    , @dearieme
    Ah, they're just little reef sharks, mate. No worries.
    , @donut
    The Great Whites ?
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Red, good question, but surfers tend to be white so don't know if they like dark meat.
  13. “I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not.”

    Greg Howard, meet Nancy Sinatra. “These Boots are made for Walking.”

    https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=L7B7XIG6GYj85gL11pfICg&q=nancy+sinatra+these+boots+are+made+for+walking&oq=nancy+sinatra+these+&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0l10.3929.8774..10639…0.0..0.77.1233.21……0….1..gws-wiz…..0..0i131.Cn1ycmbo0v4

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    "“I’ve found that most people walk courteously "

    Obviously avoids the more swarthy pedestrian areas.
  14. @Redneck farmer
    Will the sharks at the Great Barrier Reef be waiting for Mr. Howard?

    “Bumping” Up The Lip Volume?
    Or: Thinking Outside The Box Jellyfish?

    Mr. Howard might be more likely to suffer the “potentially fatal Irukandji syndrome” as a result of bumping up against a jellyfish of no color:

    https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsif.2013.1168

    OT Is the white guy for Versace’s Eros perfume ad done up in blackface? I saw the photo below yesterday while bored out of my skull at an Ulta (mostly cosmetics) store waiting for a daughter to pick up what were undoubtedly essential items. Does echt blackface always have some sort of lip enhancement (something beyond what said offspring has had with multiple injections)? -which is lacking in the Versace model:

    “Male Gaze: Versace Eros’s Dark, Mysterious Model – The Cut”
    https://www.thecut.com/2013/03/male-gaze-versace-eross-dark-mysterious-model.html
    (If the link doesn’t work, try entering the title above as a Google search term)

  15. @MEH 0910
    https://journalism.nyu.edu/wp-content/uploads/news-greg-howard.jpg

    black&smug.jpg

    I’ve learned that bodychecking, bumping or even rubbing against a random white woman can be personally hazardous.

    Just going for a “rub” and then you are seconds away from the imaginary lynching. The mental emmetillization of blacks needs to stop!

    > Black
    > Complains that white women don’t make way for his majesty
    > Muh oppression

    OT:

    Another case closed:

    No charges for police officers who fatally shot unarmed black man Stephon Clark ‘in the back’

    The rules are that you shouldn’t point mobile phones at nervous officers unless (as apparently is the case here) your are really into suicide by cop.

    Clark’s postmortem has become a source of widespread controversy, after two autopsies – one conducted by the authorities and the other commissioned by Clark’s family – came to different conclusions. Dr Bennet Omalu, who conducted the autopsy on behalf of Clark’s family, stated that out of the 20 shots the officers fired during the showdown, seven bullets entered the man’s body from behind, each of them deadly.

    The official autopsy disputed that conclusion, with Sacramento county coroner saying that Clark appeared to have been shot while moving towards the police officers, and alleging that Omalu had mixed up entry and exit wounds.

    One way or another, a resurrection by South African preacher sadly ain’t gonna work.

    Apart from sparking mass protests over police brutality and racial profiling, Clark’s death inspired a proposed overhaul of police guidelines as to when officers can use deadly force against suspects. However, the initial bill stalled, and the new one proposing a change from “reasonable” to “necessary” regarding when an officer may resort to deadly force, faced fierce opposition from law enforcement.

    Donut shops can’t handle the economic uncertainty.

    • Replies: @Escher
    Trained police officers should be able to distinguish an iPhone from a gun. This was murder, pure and simple. Such trigger happy goons need to be kicked out of the force and face the full power of the law. Why are they held to a lower standard than the general public?
  16. Just yesterday a white, male friend was complaining about being forced into the road by groups of female Chinese tourists. Rude, noisy, and …… You get the picture.

    Many years ago, when it was still Red China and only a fortunate few were allowed out of the country to study, a Chinese acquaintance turned out to be a notably capable and reflective man. After some months his English, and his confidence, had so improved that he was able to tell me that the Chinese were devoid of civic virtue. Nobody cared about anyone else except, possibly, his family.

    I must say that my experience of Chinese people raised and educated outside China has been better than that summary would imply.

  17. Why, a gentleman always steps aside for a lady…..a tip of the hat wouldn’t hurt.

  18. @Redneck farmer
    Will the sharks at the Great Barrier Reef be waiting for Mr. Howard?

    Ah, they’re just little reef sharks, mate. No worries.

  19. OT

    Toni Harris story. Seemingly highly-coordinated campaign to promote an unqualified female football recruit is sniffed out early by anyone with sense. Nevertheless the story is promoted without hesitation by MSM. Might awaken a new demographic to be skeptical of narrative-compliant “news”.

    • Agree: Triumph104
  20. That is the language of, the self-absorbed mental gymnastics to justify or at least excuse, black me raping white women as the way to out the uppity bitches down.

    And he would be among the 15-20% of the best and brightest of black male Americans.

  21. “I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not.”

    I could fill a book with all of the inconsiderate behaviors of blacks, particularly their women and teenagers, when forced to interact with them in public.

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    "I could fill a book with all of the inconsiderate behaviors of blacks, particularly their women and teenagers, when forced to interact with them in public."
    Same. It would be biblical sized.
  22. WJ says:

    This writer revels in playing the victim. Just bracing his shoulder and not yielding would be quite gratifying but then he couldn’t complain about his persecution.

    Women are especially bad when jogging in pairs down narrow paths. The look of agitation on their faces when they realize you aren’t yielding is priceless.

  23. While this would seem to be a trivial matter, I don’t think it is, but this guy has it all wrong if he thinks it’s mostly white women refusing to accommodate him, a black man. In my experience, it’s much more the opposite, with three or more blacks or Hispanics coming straight at a loan white person while feigning obliviousness and refusing any courteous accommodation. It is a passive-aggressive act and a symptom of the continued downward spiral of our high-trust society / social cohesion brought about, in my opinion, by the non-stop efforts of Leftists to gin up hatred toward whites among native-born blacks and minorities and the massive influx of non-European immigrants from around the globe. It seems to happens more often at a big store such as Wal-Mart or Home Depot or at outdoor, public affairs, where there is a broader spectrum of people, than at the local grocery store.

  24. If they let Mr. Howard stay at the Times, what beat he’d be assigned to? Foreign affairs? Technically? Business? Writing about black people? The suspense is killing me.

  25. Perhaps they all read this article?

    How to play Patriarchy Chicken: why I refuse to move out of the way for men

    If you don’t move out of the way for men, your commute changes. For one thing – I’m not going to lie about this – you do collide with a lot of men.

    A few days ago, I was having a bad morning: my train tickets were expensive, my train was delayed, and my coffee was cold. But I cheered myself up by playing a game on my commute. The game is called Patriarchy Chicken, and the rules are simple: do not move out of the way for men.

    Put like that, this doesn’t sound like much fun, but the joy of Patriarchy Chicken lies in its simplicity. I commute from east London to Southampton during the morning rush-hour, navigating busy tube platforms, train carriages, escalators and Waterloo Station. There are lots of bodies, moving through small spaces, walking in every different direction, trying to get to where they want to go.

    And if you are a woman, you find yourself constantly dodging. Side-stepping men who are walking in your direction; being wiped out by a wheely suitcase dragged by a be-suited man; moving to the side to let faster men move past you; or just pausing to let men bustle in front of you onto the train, or into the lift, or onto the escalator, and on with their busy lives, to their important jobs.

    • Replies: @Hail
    Congratulations, that link was promoted to full iSteve post.
  26. He was also outed on the ‘creepy guys in media’ Google Doc and had a lot of weird stories come out about him…

    The internets are dangerous places.

    I remember Google-ing an old friend and finding him listed in some sort of women’s website about men they’ve dated. Some lady he had been with wrote about his kinky preference for S&M, bondage, etc. She stated that those things were all right, but that what other women should be wary of was my old friend’s preference for “poly relationships.” I had to look up “poly relationships,” just to be sure what they were.

    When I had done my research, I came to admire my old friend even more.

    The worst aspect of this, it seemed to me, was this: What would happen to my friend if somebody where he worked saw what one woman had written about him? She had posted, for all the world to see, private information that she knew only because she had been intimate with him. No consequences for her, but for him, who knows? He has a big job at a big company with a high salary, BTW. The outcome could be terrible.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Some lady he had been with wrote about his kinky preference for S&M, bondage, etc. She stated that those things were all right, but that what other women should be wary of was my old friend’s preference for “poly relationships.”
     
    Note here, from an iSteve perspective, that the woman was not bothered by how weird -- or even possibly sadistic -- my affluent friend is, but she was warning other females that the male's resources might be divided between them and other hens.
    , @El Dato

    He has a big job at a big company with a high salary, BTW. The outcome could be terrible.
     
    More like indecent proposal would be coming in.
  27. Maybe he’s on to something …

    “Daughters now account for 23 per cent of the children accused of parental abuse.”

    Well, that’s in London, and the articles shows a picture of young white girl lashing out at what I guess is her father, but hey, it’s London, so there must be a bit more to the story.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6765279/Soaring-numbers-parents-attacked-children.html

  28. @Buzz Mohawk

    He was also outed on the ‘creepy guys in media’ Google Doc and had a lot of weird stories come out about him…
     
    The internets are dangerous places.

    I remember Google-ing an old friend and finding him listed in some sort of women's website about men they've dated. Some lady he had been with wrote about his kinky preference for S&M, bondage, etc. She stated that those things were all right, but that what other women should be wary of was my old friend's preference for "poly relationships." I had to look up "poly relationships," just to be sure what they were.

    When I had done my research, I came to admire my old friend even more.

    The worst aspect of this, it seemed to me, was this: What would happen to my friend if somebody where he worked saw what one woman had written about him? She had posted, for all the world to see, private information that she knew only because she had been intimate with him. No consequences for her, but for him, who knows? He has a big job at a big company with a high salary, BTW. The outcome could be terrible.

    Some lady he had been with wrote about his kinky preference for S&M, bondage, etc. She stated that those things were all right, but that what other women should be wary of was my old friend’s preference for “poly relationships.”

    Note here, from an iSteve perspective, that the woman was not bothered by how weird — or even possibly sadistic — my affluent friend is, but she was warning other females that the male’s resources might be divided between them and other hens.

    • Replies: @Anon1
    He cheated on them.

    Back in the old days, he'd be the town lecher and the topic of local gossip. However, once he left town, he'd be a free man and could start fresh.

    These days nobody knows anybody well enough for local gossip to matter, but everybody posts stuff on the internet. There's no way to outrun publicly posted information about yourself. If you make someone really angry, they can mess up your reputation for life.
  29. “I turn furious because in these instances I feel small. I always get out of the way, because, as a black man, I’ve learned that bodychecking, bumping or even rubbing against a random white woman can be personally hazardous.”

    Yeah, that’s right, black man. Get your black body off the sidewalk and outta the way. The last guy that tried that, kid by the name of Emmet Till, was hung from a lamppost by the outraged citizenry. Course, that was a long time ago. But itsa good thing you black guys have such good memories, keeps you outta trouble. Continue to show deference and respect for your white overlords and you’ll be okay.

    This Howard guy is living one of those Twilight Zone episodes where his car drives through the invisible barrier across the road and he find himself in a small town from the past.

  30. @Reg Cæsar
    White women are evidently more racist than are white men. Why, their swastikas run clockwise!



    https://static.messynessychic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/hocket-930x815.jpeg

    https://static.messynessychic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/basketball.jpg

    Gal in the front row on the right is cute!

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Gal in the front row on the right is cute!
     
    She'd be around 120 years old now. Ask someone in Fernie, B.C.
  31. Woke is nothing more than a new twist on “uppity”……………

    ……Loud, Proud, In ANYones face, ANYtime..

    Uppity has fallen out of favor…… cuz………….bullseye

  32. anon[393] • Disclaimer says:

    Ok any white from a city with blacks know its blacks that male and female that are orders of magnitude more likely to make passing on the sidewalk a game of chicken. being a really big guy i get to stand my ground but have to suffer the humiliation of watching my people almost always cuck. now not every black does this and so i dont always do it you can actually tell when someones going to do this.
    That said theres some truth to this white chick thing in cities they seem to have decided because catcalls they dont have to act human and can actually pretend we males dont exist theres ways of dealing with them as well when they try this, again not all and if they are well behaved i have even done things like cross a street at night to give them a free side because i know my size makes me a bit scary Im one of those whites fluent in blacklist and comfortable around them so i can hold doors open for old black ladies and cll young ones darlin and jest with the men its interesting they know there’s a breed of whites they can fuck with an others they cnt they can recognize the class or immigrant status and calculate what they will get away with.

    now theres also trut that blacks get dissed a bit sometimes you could call it white privilege but really thats earned social trust and status and blacks have the opposite. so arabic asian or immigrant storekeepers might sort of encourage a line cut to a white for instance. In fairness if you spend enough time in urban store you learn blacks will often maybe usually take three times longer to do a transaction than everyone else because of their nonsense that ranges from asking for credit arguing over prices trying to scam oe steal in some minor or major way arguing over which black is gong to pay, not being able to do the math and insisting it be redone several times, having no clue what they want before getting into line, or thinking its ok to inspect a dozen items of the same thing for some imagined blemish, insisting they asked for a food item one way when they didnt, being generally argumentative, oh the list is endless, and store keepers get whites and others will walk out eventually so may sort of do a side deal while the blacks play their games. The problem is storekeepers sometimes get to aggressive with this and i feel bad when its undeserved, but the thing is we all have to deal with the reputation of our group and thats a good thing if your groups intelligent enough to understand that you may police your group blacks seem not to be intelligent enough to get this

  33. Brady does BlackFace! Quickly! Arrest that man!

    • Replies: @anon
    If all men looked more like Brady I'd gladly bump into them and wouldn't mind casual brushing past, blonds are nice too, I'd smile casually bump, rub and allow them to man-handle then I'd go on my way with a smile having a nice day having met such fine, courteous men along the way. But alas...I gladly step out of the way.
  34. Rerouting for black men, including even highly vulnerable picaninnies, is not problem confined only to community of white women.

    Latinos are also notoriously maladapted to delicate art of walkability in highly urban areas.

    Just aks a non-proverbial Laquisha about being forced to act like a cat on hot bricks, every time some old like a dirty Mexamerindian neglectfully disables their GAAPS (The Global African American Positioning System) capabilities around her offspring:


    https://scallywagandvagabond.com/2018/07/laquisha-jones-arrested-rodolpho-rodriguez-attack/

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    "Laquisha"? Really?
  35. @MEH 0910
    https://journalism.nyu.edu/wp-content/uploads/news-greg-howard.jpg

    I gather that this is the NYT expert on White women.

  36. @Gary in Gramercy
    It happened on L.A. Law. An older woman lawyer who came in as a lateral partner, high-powered and with a substantial book of business -- and was conducting an affair with the firm's senior partner, to the other lawyers' collective dismay -- took a fall down an elevator shaft.

    I think this program went off the air ‘ere Friends went on the air.

    Years later, Diana Muldaur said she didn’t know until she saw the script that she was losing her job. The actual fall was a 10 foot drop into some padding, and they’d wanted her to do it; she insisted successfully on a stunt-double being assigned. She said it took ten takes before the director was satisfied and she’d have been in wrecked condition if she’d ever tried to do that. She could afford to retire from acting and did so shortly thereafter.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    Retired from acting?!

    Well, the dinner theatre she dabbled in at the retirement community sure had high production values and made a lot of money:

    http://www.startrek.com/sites/default/files/styles/content_full/public/images/inline/2019-01/47ada18964bcbe92e257258e2f15fa27.jpg
    , @WowJustWow
    This is one of my earliest television memories. I recently started looking for TV clips from around this time to verify that things really were as lame and boring as I remember, but it turns out they were even worse.
    , @R.G. Camara
    I get the very strong feeling that this actress (Diana Muldaur) was incredibly difficult to work with. Not only was she surprisingly killed off like this on L.A. Law, but she also was unceremoniously removed from Star Trek: The Next Generation; she had come in the second season to be the new doctor (replacing Gates McFadden, whose contract was not renewed), but then the next season McFadden returned.

    When you're a part of two hit shows that don't go around removing characters all that often, but you're removed from both, that says to me that behind the scenes you were hard to deal with.
    , @Clyde
    Thanks for digging that up. I kinda remembered it.
  37. > Getting steamrolled by a white woman
    This happened to me as a white man, once. It was blatant, it was a ‘walk’, plenty of grass on both sides. She was cute (I’m not terrible-looking), is what I attribute it to. Maybe cute women see themselves as hot knives, and the world as butter.

  38. • Replies: @Jack D
    If you want a vision of the future, imagine woke white women playing Patriarchy Chicken with proud black men - forever.
    , @Alec Leamas
    Patriarchy Chicken seems like a fantastic way to get a Patriarchy Concussion.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Really? Everyone's always told me there's so much to do in New York City - do these people not have hobbies or anything else better to do?

    "Oh, but there's no opera, ballet, and museum of natural history where you live!" "When's the last time you went?" "When y'all visited 3 years ago, remember?"
    , @bomag

    I am an able-bodied 5’ 6” white woman. I move through this world with a lot of privilege.
     
    To paraphrase Wellington at Waterloo, "the women raised up by Britain today don't scare the enemy, but they sure scare me."
    , @Anonymous
    After taking the time to skim through your link, there are a couple of oddities in the article:

    1)If men are really intentionally bumping into Riley in order to assert their patriarchal superiority, I think she'd be ending up on her ass a lot more often.

    2) She claims that she commutes from East London to the University of Southampton where she lectures. During rush hour, this commute is nearly two hours. Why on Earth would anyone spend four hours a day commuting from an area with extremely high housing costs to one with presumably lower ones? That's like living in NYC and working in New Haven(though I believe Southampton to be very white).

    Riley lists her position as lecturer. I don't know about British academic job titles. Is that a tenure-track position or one of those adjunct/contract positions where recently-minted Ph.d's teach bored students for the academic equivalent of minimum wage?

    The only way her commute makes any sense is that Riley has an unnamed, spouse/significant other in the picture who works in London, probably for very long hours, and functions as the main breadwinner in the relationship. Maybe at a London university, for the government, or in the City. What are the odds this hypothetical person is male?
    , @anonymous
    With this sidewalk stuff it seems easy to be influenced by your own grudges. Howard says it's *only* white women who won't get out of his way. A feminist says it's *only* men who won't get out of her way.
    , @Dtbb
    My hometown's downtown area got taken over by Scientologists about 40 years ago. When their "classes" let out herds of them take over the sidewalks. Nothing is more fun than putting on a determined face and marching right at them. They part like the red sea to avoid any contact with a "heathen". Their shepherds/overseers don't take kindly, but confronting them can be a blast too. Back around 1980 me and a friend would seek out the herds after a thunderstorm in his car. We would hit the puddles at high speed and soak them unmercifully. Oh fun times
  39. @MEH 0910
    https://journalism.nyu.edu/wp-content/uploads/news-greg-howard.jpg

    Mr. Howard is black, as in thick lipped, zero admixture black.

    If you look at his other (color) photos, Howard is definitely admixed, like most American blacks. Real 100% African blacks are several shades darker. Now he is not a mostly white mulatto like most elite blacks but he is still at least 20 or 30% European.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/555b576fe4b08f7cf526c752/558afb73e4b02172c1be6c79/558afbd3e4b096519cd3c07b/1435171795903/oj_480x318.jpg
    , @Art Deco
    Now he is not a mostly white mulatto like most elite blacks

    Julian Bond and Valerie Jarrett are unusual in elite circles. Look at a photo array of the Congressional Black Caucus. Maybe 15% are mulattish looking.
    , @BB753
    Bantus aren't that dark. This guy wouldn't look out of place in the Guineas, Congo, Ivory Coast in terms of pigmentation. East Africans and Senegalese are darker indeed.
    , @Alfa158
    Do an internet image search for a subject such as “famous Nigerians”. Howard’s skin color is inside the range of the people you see. Not all pure Africans are coal black, areas the size of continents have variety in the genomes of its inhabitants. I was born in Italy, but no one will mistake me for a fellow European who is Norwegian.
    Besides skin color, Howard’s skull and physiognomy appear pure West African; prognathous jaw structure, forehead sloping to a tapering cranium, broad nose and lips. As an American there may be some small amount of White ancestry but whatever it is, it has been pretty much submerged.
    , @Olorin
    I'd say that any woman viewing that thicc/chunky male and turbo nerdy countenance would be sensible to conclude that any effort to "make small adjustments" in ambulatory trajectory on the fly would result in him smashing into and injuring others, or other physics mayhem resulting from autismo coupled with gawkiness. Clumsy nerd types comprehend "Get out of my way," at least sometimes. But deft and nuanced dance moves are not in their repertoire.

    He seems mad that they won't "give way," but doesn't seem to comprehend that when a guy presents as Fat Autistic Turbo Nerd, people don't rush to interact in any way, and that includes the ballroom dance of crowded urban street encounters. I suppose that although the women in question in his mind are stealing his street and owe him ambulatory and perhaps other kangly reparations, the women are simply trying to preserve themselves via studied noninteraction with a perhaps narcissistic nerd who expects things of strangers.

  40. “When white women are in my path, they almost always continue straight, forcing me to one side without changing their course”

    The rule of sidewalk walking is: Stay on the right side of the sidewalk. Just like automobiles stay to the right side on the streets. The exception is of course in the country of England where automobiles stay to the left. Does anyone know if sidewalk traffic also stays to the left in England?

    Failure to stay to your right can lead to some dangerous situations especially in urban areas.

    I’ve been in some instances where a few women and men walked directly into my path even though there was room enough for three to pass. Why they did this I’m not certain. Maybe it was a power play.
    These were White people maybe looking for a fight?

    I usually move out the way but one time I didn’t and our shoulders bumped. It could have gotten ugly.
    It just ended with threats and intimidation from the other person!

  41. So we can look forward to scenes of Jussie diving at the GBR?

  42. anon[328] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    There was at least one previous TV show in which a character fell down an elevator shaft. The scene on "Friends" was not supposed to be groundbreaking, it was supposed to be an instantly recognizable scene of the soap opera writers getting instant revenge on the swell-headed actor.

    On one of the last seasons of Mad Men, there was talk online about someone being set up to fall down an elevator shaft, perhaps in the season finale, perhaps the series finale, like the falling man in the opening credits. Someone –Peggy? — really did almost walk into an open shaft, and from then on viewers kept track of references to elevators and speculating who it would be. It never happened, and I’m not sure if viewers were “fooled by randomness,” or the showrunners were screwing with the more sophisticated Comic Book Guys among the fans.

  43. White women of a certain age & class do this to everyone, not just Black dudes.

    • Agree: sayless
  44. @reactionry
    A "Personally Hazardous" Encounter

    Another movie/television cliche is that of someone entering a secured building through a door by opened by a resident(citation would be nice, but I can't think of specific examples). "Apartment Patty" famously made a Type I error by asking a black man to show her his key fob - and thereafter was fired from her job.

    https://nypost.com/2018/10/18/white-woman-fired-after-blocking-black-man-from-entering-building-speaks-out/

    https://twitter.com/boomkagod/status/1051285130382364672?lang=en

    Seinfeld already did it! Jerry wouldn’t let in a Hispanic guy who turned out not only to be a building resident but living right down the hall.

  45. Although there are advantages to having counter rotating props, it’s not absolutely necessary. The Beechcraft Baron 58 has props that both turn in the same direction and it works fine. In most jets the turbines all spin in the same direction.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    There are plenty of twin-engine prop-planes without counter rotating propellers because it's simpler. You just need 2 of the same engine, which matters a lot if you run an operation with a number of them. Counter-rotating props spin with the upward-moving blade at the inside. This puts the thrust line closer in to the fuselage. This matters if one were to lose one engine.

    In the US, other than on a counter-rotating set-up, the engines/props are right-handed. Therefore, if you lose the left one, the remaining right engine will create an even larger yaw moment from the center-of-thrust being some distance (1/2 a foot perhaps) outside of the spinner. Then even more rudder is needed to fly straight, meaning more drag, meaning even worse of a climb. On some older light twins, the 2nd engine is just there to bring you to the crash site quicker. ;-}

    On a jet, this factor doesn't matter. Even with those huge-ass engines (something like 110,000 lb. of thrust) on the 777, the rotation speed is so fast that the physical effect of the different angle of attack of the blades downward vs. upward is just insignificant. (I'm guessing on that last part, but pretty sure.)
    , @Anonymous
    Several light twins originally had two left hand engines then they started making RH Lycomings and Continentals and then they issued the "CR" variant. navajo was the first IIRC. The Garrett TPE331 has a reverse rotation prop variant with gearing, the turbine and compressor and accessories turn the same way. Most recips use reverse crank rotation to accomplish this which means they had to jack around with the ill conceived accessory sections and have oddball magnetos and pumps made.

    If Maurice Olley could figure out how to make the SBC run with a left or right crank rotation with the cam going with or against the crank rotation, Williamsport should have too, but they are not very smart.
  46. Next adventure … at the Great Barrier Reef? Is that like some sort of New York slang for getting rid of someone with concrete boots in the Hudson? A Bronx overcoat?

    I’m reminded of the death of Steve Irwin. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/10687502/Crocodile-Hunter-Steve-Irwin-stabbed-hundreds-of-times-by-stingray-cameraman-reveals.html

  47. @Jack D

    Mr. Howard is black, as in thick lipped, zero admixture black.
     
    If you look at his other (color) photos, Howard is definitely admixed, like most American blacks. Real 100% African blacks are several shades darker. Now he is not a mostly white mulatto like most elite blacks but he is still at least 20 or 30% European.

    http://specials-images.forbesimg.com/imageserve/5846e0504bbe6f1f20e87285/416x416.jpg

  48. Anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve:

    1. (off topic)

    You had some posts a while ago wondering why Science (or was it Nature, can’t keep them straight) had an article on gay canvassing, that you saw as market research.

    Gelman reacted with comment that it was all one to him. Really, I think this is pretty reasonable for a political scientist. Any kind of surveying econ, psych, poly sci, marketing probably has similarities.

    There’s actually sort of a different issue which is the amount and way that Science/Nature and even Scientific American (not a real science mag) cover social issues. S and N are into premier papers and hype but still their coverage of hard science is good. But when they cover softer sciences, its usually with a strong political slant. The one example I know is peak oil, where they did nothing to cover the incredible growth of shale gas and oil, but published critical takes on it (since left in the dust).

    2. (on topic)

    I find the discussion of lip size and the like unseemly.

  49. @MEH 0910
    https://journalism.nyu.edu/wp-content/uploads/news-greg-howard.jpg

    He’s mastered the insufferably smug look of black entitlement, like Charles Blow and Spike Lee. Hope it works for him at the Great Barrier Reef.

    • Agree: R.G. Camara, Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    He looks perfectly unremarkable in that picture. It's not difficult to locate videos of Blow and Lee where they're ... perfectly unremarkable. It's the semantic content of what they say that's the problem, not their demeanor.
    , @Jack D
    TBH, we tend to project our attitudes toward a person onto facial expressions that are relatively neutral or may mean something completely different - e.g the famous "smirk" of Nicholas Sandmann. In some alternate universe where you were well disposed toward Howard , you might have considered this same photo as illustrating his ironic detachment from conventional thinking. The photo is a kind of Rorschach blot that tells more about the viewer than the subject.

    Here is another (more candid) photo of Mr. Howard looking kind of nerdy/goofy:

    https://awfulannouncing.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/2016/02/Screen-Shot-2016-02-23-at-9.36.14-AM.png

    The one constant seems to be his large glasses which signal "I am a bookish black intellectual and not a ghetto thug youth".

    , @Johnny Smoggins
    I think we can safely assume that, like Blow, Lee, Lemon and so many others, Howard got affirmative actioned into his position and is thus horribly unqualified.
  50. @The Alarmist

    "I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not."
     
    As a white male, I can agree with this statement, but I also have the same problem with black women. Maybe it is the gender at issue here.

    BTW, do black men not use the term "Becky"?

    Three seconds perusing at The Root will answer that.

  51. @Jack D

    Mr. Howard is black, as in thick lipped, zero admixture black.
     
    If you look at his other (color) photos, Howard is definitely admixed, like most American blacks. Real 100% African blacks are several shades darker. Now he is not a mostly white mulatto like most elite blacks but he is still at least 20 or 30% European.

    http://specials-images.forbesimg.com/imageserve/5846e0504bbe6f1f20e87285/416x416.jpg

    Now he is not a mostly white mulatto like most elite blacks

    Julian Bond and Valerie Jarrett are unusual in elite circles. Look at a photo array of the Congressional Black Caucus. Maybe 15% are mulattish looking.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Congressional Black Caucus is not an "elite" group. Congressmen are products of local politics with black Congressmen mostly coming from majority black, ghetto areas.

    In contrast, look at the "defaced" Harvard black law professors:

    https://hbcubuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/harvard-tape.jpg
  52. @Harry Baldwin
    He's mastered the insufferably smug look of black entitlement, like Charles Blow and Spike Lee. Hope it works for him at the Great Barrier Reef.

    He looks perfectly unremarkable in that picture. It’s not difficult to locate videos of Blow and Lee where they’re … perfectly unremarkable. It’s the semantic content of what they say that’s the problem, not their demeanor.

  53. @Art Deco
    Now he is not a mostly white mulatto like most elite blacks

    Julian Bond and Valerie Jarrett are unusual in elite circles. Look at a photo array of the Congressional Black Caucus. Maybe 15% are mulattish looking.

    Congressional Black Caucus is not an “elite” group. Congressmen are products of local politics with black Congressmen mostly coming from majority black, ghetto areas.

    In contrast, look at the “defaced” Harvard black law professors:

  54. This sort of thing is actually quite common now among the Junior Varsity Masters of the Universe. Childless and rootless, with no responsibilities, they bank a wad of cash for several years but, with no mortgage or family, they use it to take a hiatus for a few months or a few years and go gallavanting to the Great Barrier Reef, Angkor Wat, and so on. often it’s all documented in an online travelogue to keep their profiles up and maintain a body of work, keeping in practice with writing, Web design, and photography (some even monetise it).

    Examples among Silly Valley’s programmers and such abound; I expect they do among many working in media and finance in New York, too.

    Some even become so-called digital nomads and never return to the grind of an office. His name escapes me, but one talented programmer works and lives on his yacht, travelling the world and logging in to Slack (or whatever) wherever he is.

    Normal people aren’t allowed to do it, of course, even though a huge percentage of us could do our jobs just the same from anywhere. (Remember the touted but much delayed telecommuting revolution? It turns out it didn’t feed the managerial tyrants’ egos sufficiently.) The true darlings, though, as I imagine a Negro writing for Slim or Bezos’ blogs must be, are accommodated.

    Thus, it’s actually quite probable, and certainly possible, the description written is completelt accurate and not any kind of public relations to dress up a dismissal or falling out.

  55. @Jack D

    Mr. Howard is black, as in thick lipped, zero admixture black.
     
    If you look at his other (color) photos, Howard is definitely admixed, like most American blacks. Real 100% African blacks are several shades darker. Now he is not a mostly white mulatto like most elite blacks but he is still at least 20 or 30% European.

    http://specials-images.forbesimg.com/imageserve/5846e0504bbe6f1f20e87285/416x416.jpg

    Bantus aren’t that dark. This guy wouldn’t look out of place in the Guineas, Congo, Ivory Coast in terms of pigmentation. East Africans and Senegalese are darker indeed.

  56. He’s not wrong about white women and their cosmic sense of entitlement spilling over into physical space. Of course, his acute outrage can only be a manifestation of his own sense of entitlementment colliding with a near-peer rival.

  57. @Harry Baldwin
    He's mastered the insufferably smug look of black entitlement, like Charles Blow and Spike Lee. Hope it works for him at the Great Barrier Reef.

    TBH, we tend to project our attitudes toward a person onto facial expressions that are relatively neutral or may mean something completely different – e.g the famous “smirk” of Nicholas Sandmann. In some alternate universe where you were well disposed toward Howard , you might have considered this same photo as illustrating his ironic detachment from conventional thinking. The photo is a kind of Rorschach blot that tells more about the viewer than the subject.

    Here is another (more candid) photo of Mr. Howard looking kind of nerdy/goofy:

    The one constant seems to be his large glasses which signal “I am a bookish black intellectual and not a ghetto thug youth”.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    I'll admit you're right about that.
    , @Jonathan Mason

    The one constant seems to be his large glasses which signal “I am a bookish black intellectual and not a ghetto thug youth”.
     
    I see quite a few prisoners wearing large glasses of a similar type who have convictions for armed robbery and carjacking. Whether their behavior will be less myopic in the future remains to be seen.
    , @sayless
    The large eyeglass frames aren’t an affectation. He’s badly nearsighted. Look at the optical distortion in the lens along his cheek and eye socket and temple.

    He needs the large frames for the large lenses, otherwise his field of vision would be even more restricted than it already is. As it is he has almost no peripheral vision.
    , @Neoconned
    I get along really well with both nerdy & gay black guys. Like me they tend to love anime, comics, movies etc

    I haven't been to NYC in yrs but I'm 6 foot 1 and I look kinda mean so ppl just naturally tend to walk away from me....id like to see how they'd act if I was walking down the sidewalk...

  58. By the way, male Negroes don’t call European women “Becky” – an insult – because they don’t want to hurt their chances of getting into those women’s panties. They do, however, whine about racism precisely to get into thise panties by inculcating guilt (not the same thing as an insult). When I white woman rebuffs a Negroes advances, invariably his first go-to counter is to claim the woman is racist, and, often, it works, if not on the immediate target, by planting the seed in their hamsters that “Golly, I don’t want to be racist. I better date some black guys to advertise how woke I is!”

    The business of not being courteous on crowded sidewalks is sheer projection: Mestizos and Negroes constantly walk around five abreast like they are filming the famous scene fromReservoir Dogs; the same behaviour can be seen in how they speak in restaurants or on buses at the tops of their lungs,
    with no sense of decorum or allowing others peace, the talking in cinemas, the walking on the street’s center that got homeboy in trouble with the police, etc. It is white people and Asians (Orientals and Hindoos) who exercise the appropriate sociable behaviour of accommodating each other in crowds).

  59. But often, they’re looking ahead, through me, if not quite at me.

    Obliviousness seems to be a deliberate defensive strategy used by women in NYC, and probably other big cities, to avoid unwanted interaction with men. When I worked in NYC, I would sometimes be walking outside the office and see a female coworker approaching from the other direction. When we were a few feet apart, I might nod or say “hi” and she would often walk by, blankly. As a man, I consider this lack of situational awareness dangerous, but women are bothered by men so often on the street that I think its a form of self-protection. “If you want to live in New York, you’ve got to insulate, insulate, insulate,” as one of Tom Wolfe’s characters put it. Until I had grownup daughters I didn’t understand how much unwanted attention they get, especially from black men.

    • Agree: Hail, Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Jack D
    The funny part of Mr. Howard's comment is not that the white women refuse to make eye contact, which is a very typical strategy for living in the big city but that he assumes that it's "because I'm black". The real idea is that if you see the other person coming but they don't see you then you are the one socially obligated to move aside so as not to hit them. Especially if the one approaching is smaller/weaker, etc. It would not do to be body checking blind old ladies. So women (even young fit women) stare off into the distance and pretend not to see the person that is approaching them trusting that men will be embarrassed to be seen shoving "the weaker sex" around.

    Very few cities in the US have the kind of pedestrian density that NYC streets sometimes have, where you need to have an active strategy just to walk down the street.
    , @AnotherDad


    But often, they’re looking ahead, through me, if not quite at me.
     
    Until I had grownup daughters I didn’t understand how much unwanted attention they get, especially from black men.
     
    Well said. Doesn't seem like rocket science to figure out.
    , @Forbes
    Harry--When I first moved to NYC, in what I refer to as the pre-Giuliani era, it was a deliberate defensive strategy to avoid eye contact, and stare into the distance as if on a mission, e.g. headed somewhere in a hurry. This didn't preclude situational awareness, as that was my highest priority. The objective was to not get stopped by a stranger, a pan handler, a con man, et al. There were lots of games and gimmicks to relieve you of money or possessions. Hard luck stories were the name of the game. And the subways were full of 'em, where it was near impossible to "keep walking."

    Unfortunately, my vigilance didn't prevent me from a random street assault--part of my white privilege, apparently.

    Women, while less likely to be assaulted, have their own unique attributes that draws unwanted attention--hence, the self-protection you mention.
    , @TheBoom
    Women looking into a void in public is also a power play. Being aloof makes women feel high status and powerful. Even overweight, middle aged women act this way in blue cities.

    Western women (especially blue state white ones) believe they have the right to 100% control over their surroundings. They never want a lower status (less than obvious alpha) man to interact with them in any way unless they initiate it or he is helping them in time of need.

    It is amusing to watch this in Asia because even the women understand that no man is attracted to them but they are addicted to the power play.

  60. In New York, so much of my life consists of walking in and through crowds. There are many times in a day when a person is walking toward me and in my path. In these situations, we both generally make minor adjustments upon our approach.

    I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not.

    Funny thing. I live in a very mixed urban neighborhood, and have the repeated experience of walking in a straight path on the sidewalk, usually on the right side, and having POC veer into my path when, a half block down, they are not walking in my path. (And that’s not counting the oblivious types whose pattern of walking is to wander from one side of the sidewalk to the other and back again.)

    What should I make of that? Perhaps the NYT will publish an op-ed by me about it?

  61. @Jack D
    TBH, we tend to project our attitudes toward a person onto facial expressions that are relatively neutral or may mean something completely different - e.g the famous "smirk" of Nicholas Sandmann. In some alternate universe where you were well disposed toward Howard , you might have considered this same photo as illustrating his ironic detachment from conventional thinking. The photo is a kind of Rorschach blot that tells more about the viewer than the subject.

    Here is another (more candid) photo of Mr. Howard looking kind of nerdy/goofy:

    https://awfulannouncing.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/2016/02/Screen-Shot-2016-02-23-at-9.36.14-AM.png

    The one constant seems to be his large glasses which signal "I am a bookish black intellectual and not a ghetto thug youth".

    I’ll admit you’re right about that.

  62. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/27/white-privilege-is-used-by-women-against-black-men-as-a-tool-of-oppression

    Becky needs to be stopped, if she not ignoring black bodies on the sidewalk she’s trying to get them into bed

  63. @Jack D

    Mr. Howard is black, as in thick lipped, zero admixture black.
     
    If you look at his other (color) photos, Howard is definitely admixed, like most American blacks. Real 100% African blacks are several shades darker. Now he is not a mostly white mulatto like most elite blacks but he is still at least 20 or 30% European.

    http://specials-images.forbesimg.com/imageserve/5846e0504bbe6f1f20e87285/416x416.jpg

    Do an internet image search for a subject such as “famous Nigerians”. Howard’s skin color is inside the range of the people you see. Not all pure Africans are coal black, areas the size of continents have variety in the genomes of its inhabitants. I was born in Italy, but no one will mistake me for a fellow European who is Norwegian.
    Besides skin color, Howard’s skull and physiognomy appear pure West African; prognathous jaw structure, forehead sloping to a tapering cranium, broad nose and lips. As an American there may be some small amount of White ancestry but whatever it is, it has been pretty much submerged.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    A lot of those "famous Nigerians" are themselves mulattoes. Muslim Nigerians may also have Arab admixture from back in the day.

    "Small" is a relative term. The average American black is maybe 25% European. It's possible that Mr. Howard is slightly less but I would doubt that he is a lot less. The chances that he is 100% African are virtually nil despite his physiognomy.
  64. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    It's called 'Patriarchy Chicken' and all the grrrls are playing it:

    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2019/02/how-play-patriarchy-chicken-why-i-refuse-move-out-way-men?fbclid=IwAR0-M1kSk9YPzL73lzGdDbR1bHe4hGbX0RMF8wXaQGM4mH7SX70M0p3gKwo

    If you want a vision of the future, imagine woke white women playing Patriarchy Chicken with proud black men – forever.

    • LOL: jim jones, AndrewR, Abe
    • Replies: @lhtness
    My most memorable experience of someone obviously and intentionally forcing me off the sidewalk, involved two white women walking side by side. They had a rather SJW look. I had never heard of Patriarchy Chicken, but I came away with a strong suspicion of something like that going on.
  65. Anon[240] • Disclaimer says:

    He talks white, which is something I’ve noticed among New York media black writers, male and female. I think that New York media whites/Jews who did the hiring subliminally find this to signal greater intelligence. It’s probably more of a signal of being schooled among mostly white peers, which may indicate smarter parents, but also greater social integration with white behavioral norms, less chance of rouge barbecuing.

    Weirdly, one of his sexual accusors is the homely Indian chick who wrote about Quinton Tarantino showing her his dick, and getting fired over it. She is the Zelig of weird media sex scandals. More weirdly, one of the main articles attacking her over that was written by A.J. Delaurio, who wrote the Hulk Hogan sex tape post that brought down the Gawker empire.

  66. @Art Deco
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj8FIbuoWPY

    I think this program went off the air 'ere Friends went on the air.


    Years later, Diana Muldaur said she didn't know until she saw the script that she was losing her job. The actual fall was a 10 foot drop into some padding, and they'd wanted her to do it; she insisted successfully on a stunt-double being assigned. She said it took ten takes before the director was satisfied and she'd have been in wrecked condition if she'd ever tried to do that. She could afford to retire from acting and did so shortly thereafter.

    Retired from acting?!

    Well, the dinner theatre she dabbled in at the retirement community sure had high production values and made a lot of money:

  67. @Reg Cæsar
    White women are evidently more racist than are white men. Why, their swastikas run clockwise!



    https://static.messynessychic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/hocket-930x815.jpeg

    https://static.messynessychic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/basketball.jpg

    My 60’s non-woke grammar school teachers taught us that all swastikas run clockwise north of the equator and counterclockwise south of the equator. And they always taught their lessons in blackface or a Klan hood while wearing Nazi armbands standing next to a giant Confederate flag (the more anti-woke imagery flair, the better). Then, for some reason, the younger teachers would burn their bras in front of us while shrieking and shouting that the world immediately needed these counter-rotating giant Swastika windmills throughout the Northern and Southern hemispheres to prevent the next ice age or we would all die in 10 years. Well, that is what the NYT’s wants us to believe…

  68. @Alfa158
    Do an internet image search for a subject such as “famous Nigerians”. Howard’s skin color is inside the range of the people you see. Not all pure Africans are coal black, areas the size of continents have variety in the genomes of its inhabitants. I was born in Italy, but no one will mistake me for a fellow European who is Norwegian.
    Besides skin color, Howard’s skull and physiognomy appear pure West African; prognathous jaw structure, forehead sloping to a tapering cranium, broad nose and lips. As an American there may be some small amount of White ancestry but whatever it is, it has been pretty much submerged.

    A lot of those “famous Nigerians” are themselves mulattoes. Muslim Nigerians may also have Arab admixture from back in the day.

    “Small” is a relative term. The average American black is maybe 25% European. It’s possible that Mr. Howard is slightly less but I would doubt that he is a lot less. The chances that he is 100% African are virtually nil despite his physiognomy.

  69. Back in 2014, Hess reported death threats on Twitter to police. She says the officer didn’t even know what Twitter was. How plausible is that for a Palm Springs police officer in 2014? Not very, IMO. The account that sent the tweets was deleted, and apparently nobody ever bothered to subpoena Twitter’s back records. The investigation apparently went nowhere, despite the author of the threats providing some pretty specific information about his state of residence and previous criminal conviction. It immediately dropped out of the news, as far as I can tell, except for other articles referencing the claim as evidence about women being targeted on the internet.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/amanda-hess-next-civil-rights-issue-is-harrassment-online-2014-1/?IR=T&r=MY

    Hoax?

  70. @The Alarmist
    Counter-rotating props make it easier to keep the aircraft from pulling to the left.

    As a white male, I can agree with this statement, but I also have the same problem with black women. Maybe it is the gender at issue here.

    Black women and Indians (dot not feather) of both sexes do this passive-aggressive “not making any effort to avoid collision while walking” move all the time. White women do it a lot as well. They know they will always be the victim/winner in any confrontation, so why not play their winning hand every chance they get.

  71. @reactionry
    Ice People Put Black Bodies On Ice?

    OTOH, there is a stereotype of white women being ambivalent about black men - they (the wymyn} clutch their purses tightly (especially in an elevator*) out of fear, but might view "bodychecking" (granted, with respect to Reg Caesar's photo, few black men participate in co-ed hockey) as a prelude to "bumping uglies."

    * elevator -Also see "Tulsa Race Riot" and elevator operator Sarah Page
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_riot

    Btw., how old is the cliched death-by-falling-down-an-elevator shaft such as was used in an episode of Friends?
    Vladimir Nabokov's "Breaking The News" was published "around 1935" -
    "The head of the factory office where Misha had worked announced that the poor young man had fallen into an elevator shaft from the top floor, and had remained in agony for forty minutes: although unconscious, he kept moaning horribly and uninterruptedly, till the very end."

    One might be consoled by Prince's "Are we gonna let the elevator
    Bring us down, oh, no let's go..."
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXJhDltzYVQ
    - and Miss Otis [Elevator] Regrets:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP2UypjZbMo

    It’s actually “de-elevator” not “the elevator.” Nelson explained in interviews the de-elevator is Satan. The song is about not giving in to the evil of sloth and despair, and the importance of seeing the positive side of things, living one’s life with purpose and joy to prevent ennui.

    (Not At All) Fun Fact: Nelson actually went on to die alone in an elevator, where, like Nobokov’s unfortunate, he lay for many hours undiscovered.

    (Maybe?) Fun Fact: A famous manufacturer of the machines is called “Prince Elevator.” They are kind of the Otis of India.

    I recommend to young
    persons they consider becoming elevator-mechanics. The pay and job security are excellent, and the nature of the job means not having to sit in an office or be hectored by managers and meetings, since one is in the field away from the suits.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    I recommend to young persons they consider becoming elevator-mechanics. The pay and job security are excellent, and the nature of the job means not having to sit in an office or be hectored by managers and meetings, since one is in the field away from the suits.
     
    About four guys from my A&P class went that route. All are doing well. It can be a great career if you are willing to move several times: from the South or Midwest where you can hire on as an apprentice, then you go to NYC or Boston or DC, then you go to Las Vegas to retire out from. Pay in NYC is insanely good but the costs of living are too.

    If you stay in the Midwest you do okay but not spectacular. You retire out on $40 instead of $100K a year though.

    They hire a lot of guys with aircraft experience or at least schooling.

    It is not statistically dangerous but if you fall in a tall shaft generally you get killed. Elevator shafts can also be insanely filthy.
    , @Jack D
    Any kind of commercial mechanical service is a good area to get into for non-college oriented types - HVAC technician, backup generator service, escalators, etc. Any skilled tradesman who has to go into a unionized commercial building in NYC is going to get paid well. Construction is boom/bust but these kind of service jobs are pretty recession proof.
  72. … in Tucker’s voice :

    It’s a simple question – “Why does Adobe Photo Shop CS 6 still employ a Racist Color Picker?”

  73. @reactionry
    A "Personally Hazardous" Encounter

    Another movie/television cliche is that of someone entering a secured building through a door by opened by a resident(citation would be nice, but I can't think of specific examples). "Apartment Patty" famously made a Type I error by asking a black man to show her his key fob - and thereafter was fired from her job.

    https://nypost.com/2018/10/18/white-woman-fired-after-blocking-black-man-from-entering-building-speaks-out/

    https://twitter.com/boomkagod/status/1051285130382364672?lang=en

    The mendacity is tiresome. One had might as well write about a parent who insists his child wash his hands before meals “Father denies son food in effort to starve the boy!”

    She didn’t try to stop him from entering his (or any) apartment. She followed what I am certain is a policy explained to all tenants and to which they probably agree to abide in writing to not permit so-called piggy-backing because of the risk to security. What’s more she was entirely civil about the whole thing, simply explaining that because she did not know the man to be a fellow tenant and he had not followed the proper procedure to enter with his own pass, she would like to verify his tenancy for everyone’s security. It’s all on the damned video, yet The Man would have you believe she berated some guy who’d done nothing at all untoward while he eas minding his own business.

    If most of us working in secure facilities did not behave as she had done, we would be fired (or at any rate, admonished).

  74. @Harry Baldwin
    But often, they’re looking ahead, through me, if not quite at me.

    Obliviousness seems to be a deliberate defensive strategy used by women in NYC, and probably other big cities, to avoid unwanted interaction with men. When I worked in NYC, I would sometimes be walking outside the office and see a female coworker approaching from the other direction. When we were a few feet apart, I might nod or say "hi" and she would often walk by, blankly. As a man, I consider this lack of situational awareness dangerous, but women are bothered by men so often on the street that I think its a form of self-protection. "If you want to live in New York, you've got to insulate, insulate, insulate," as one of Tom Wolfe's characters put it. Until I had grownup daughters I didn't understand how much unwanted attention they get, especially from black men.

    The funny part of Mr. Howard’s comment is not that the white women refuse to make eye contact, which is a very typical strategy for living in the big city but that he assumes that it’s “because I’m black”. The real idea is that if you see the other person coming but they don’t see you then you are the one socially obligated to move aside so as not to hit them. Especially if the one approaching is smaller/weaker, etc. It would not do to be body checking blind old ladies. So women (even young fit women) stare off into the distance and pretend not to see the person that is approaching them trusting that men will be embarrassed to be seen shoving “the weaker sex” around.

    Very few cities in the US have the kind of pedestrian density that NYC streets sometimes have, where you need to have an active strategy just to walk down the street.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    Good comment.

    Yeah, i'm naturally very much the cooperative--let's each quickly assess the situation and adjust in the obvious way--type walker.

    I don't have any problem adapting to the plough ahead running back vibe in more crowded places like New York or London, but at the pyschological level i'm not a big fan. I'm a natural born peasant. Give me some open space where all these a*holes aren't in my way.

    , @Colin Wright
    '...So women (even young fit women) stare off into the distance and pretend not to see the person that is approaching them trusting that men will be embarrassed to be seen shoving “the weaker sex” around...'

    Well, it's all nothing compared to the kind of crap I've seen black males pull. When we were a lot younger, my wife and I were walking in downtown Berkeley when Berkeley High was out on lunch break. My wife was carrying our infant daughter.

    I literally had to get in front of her and play ice breaker. It was incredible.
  75. OT-

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/business/jeff-bezos-lauren-sanchez-amazon-hollywood.html

    The New York Times Business Section blames Hollywood for Jeff Bezos’ recent erratic behavior, not testosterone injections. Maybe they are right, LA decadence seems to have also pushed the once nerdy Elon Musk over the edge.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    https://statics.sportskeeda.com/editor/2018/04/5ab0d-1524634321-800.jpg
    , @Thea
    Hollywood decadence has destroyed almost every child actor. Nerds who never excelled socially suddenly being treated like the captain of the football team may not adjust well. Who knew?
  76. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    It's called 'Patriarchy Chicken' and all the grrrls are playing it:

    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2019/02/how-play-patriarchy-chicken-why-i-refuse-move-out-way-men?fbclid=IwAR0-M1kSk9YPzL73lzGdDbR1bHe4hGbX0RMF8wXaQGM4mH7SX70M0p3gKwo

    Patriarchy Chicken seems like a fantastic way to get a Patriarchy Concussion.

  77. John Herrman will be a reporter for Biz Day covering media, the big social platforms and disinformation….

    Conveniently enough, I’m guessing he won’t be finding any disinformation at the New York Times.

  78. @Redneck farmer
    Will the sharks at the Great Barrier Reef be waiting for Mr. Howard?

    The Great Whites ?

  79. I gonna back him up on this. White women do not get out of your way, they keep walking through you, faces buried in their phones, or looking through you. It’s very passive aggressive. Black women may walk through you, or take up the entire hallway, but at least they are not passive aggressive about it. They are actively aggressive. Flailing their arms, and telling you to “get out of they business.” In the past few years I’ve caught myself mindlessly stepping out into the street to let a white girl walk by without offending them. I catch myself and think why am I getting out of their way? They are privileged, I am not. I’m a man, I’m six foot tall and 200 pounds. They should be afraid of me, not the other way around. Sometimes I even walk through them and shoulder them aside, asserting my dominance in a small victory. In 2019 America we have already lost the war, but we can still win small battles.

  80. @Jack D
    The funny part of Mr. Howard's comment is not that the white women refuse to make eye contact, which is a very typical strategy for living in the big city but that he assumes that it's "because I'm black". The real idea is that if you see the other person coming but they don't see you then you are the one socially obligated to move aside so as not to hit them. Especially if the one approaching is smaller/weaker, etc. It would not do to be body checking blind old ladies. So women (even young fit women) stare off into the distance and pretend not to see the person that is approaching them trusting that men will be embarrassed to be seen shoving "the weaker sex" around.

    Very few cities in the US have the kind of pedestrian density that NYC streets sometimes have, where you need to have an active strategy just to walk down the street.

    Good comment.

    Yeah, i’m naturally very much the cooperative–let’s each quickly assess the situation and adjust in the obvious way–type walker.

    I don’t have any problem adapting to the plough ahead running back vibe in more crowded places like New York or London, but at the pyschological level i’m not a big fan. I’m a natural born peasant. Give me some open space where all these a*holes aren’t in my way.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    The lead singer of The Verve agrees with this comment. I'd be surprised the band still has the same lead singer, as he probably got his ass kicked about 30 seconds after they wrapped up this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lyu1KKwC74
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Hong Kong is a whole nother story, A.D. You have to walk like those columns of ants you see go up the side of a building, through the window and over into a cup of old hot chocolate to haul out the sugar.

    Hong Kong makes New York City look desolate in comparison. Oh, make sure you look right first before you cross the street or you may end a lot worse than the Verve guy probably did. I think Chinese people are pretty respectful in this aspect of their lives from being so close to other people all the time. OTOH, they don't say hey to people they don't know at all.
  81. @Harry Baldwin
    But often, they’re looking ahead, through me, if not quite at me.

    Obliviousness seems to be a deliberate defensive strategy used by women in NYC, and probably other big cities, to avoid unwanted interaction with men. When I worked in NYC, I would sometimes be walking outside the office and see a female coworker approaching from the other direction. When we were a few feet apart, I might nod or say "hi" and she would often walk by, blankly. As a man, I consider this lack of situational awareness dangerous, but women are bothered by men so often on the street that I think its a form of self-protection. "If you want to live in New York, you've got to insulate, insulate, insulate," as one of Tom Wolfe's characters put it. Until I had grownup daughters I didn't understand how much unwanted attention they get, especially from black men.

    But often, they’re looking ahead, through me, if not quite at me.

    Until I had grownup daughters I didn’t understand how much unwanted attention they get, especially from black men.

    Well said. Doesn’t seem like rocket science to figure out.

  82. I’ve been noticing this patriarchy chicken phenomenon in the Bay Area for at least 15 years, though I’d never heard the term before today. It seems to have started with the college-age women of ’01-’05. But these years were also the culmination of my two decade regimen of swimming 6 days a week, so I was confident in my shoulders, and gave quite a few manhaters a hard wake-up. Interestingly, these women usually took it in stride, acting far less offended than if I’d suggested they’d never win the Fields Prize. A concomitant phenomenon is that of women charging out of a store onto a downtown sidewalk as if there coukdn’t possibly be any passersby. It got to the point where you could predict it would happen very 5 or 6 storefronts. For this I perfected a straightarm that would have made Whizzer White proud. As for NYC, Hendrik Hertzberg of The New Yorker noted tge new trend around ’06 in a squib in which he said “Nobody Else Exists,” so this is just another schvarz needlessly racializing. Maybe John McWhorter could organize a black-white guys’ summit: “Resolved, women need to come down a few pegs.”

  83. @Clifford Brown
    OT-

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/business/jeff-bezos-lauren-sanchez-amazon-hollywood.html

    The New York Times Business Section blames Hollywood for Jeff Bezos' recent erratic behavior, not testosterone injections. Maybe they are right, LA decadence seems to have also pushed the once nerdy Elon Musk over the edge.

  84. @Art Deco
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj8FIbuoWPY

    I think this program went off the air 'ere Friends went on the air.


    Years later, Diana Muldaur said she didn't know until she saw the script that she was losing her job. The actual fall was a 10 foot drop into some padding, and they'd wanted her to do it; she insisted successfully on a stunt-double being assigned. She said it took ten takes before the director was satisfied and she'd have been in wrecked condition if she'd ever tried to do that. She could afford to retire from acting and did so shortly thereafter.

    This is one of my earliest television memories. I recently started looking for TV clips from around this time to verify that things really were as lame and boring as I remember, but it turns out they were even worse.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    That's an awful thing to do to Diana Muldauer:

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/75/ba/d7/75bad72556853a6b68f9b22581f09f6b.jpg
  85. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    It's called 'Patriarchy Chicken' and all the grrrls are playing it:

    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2019/02/how-play-patriarchy-chicken-why-i-refuse-move-out-way-men?fbclid=IwAR0-M1kSk9YPzL73lzGdDbR1bHe4hGbX0RMF8wXaQGM4mH7SX70M0p3gKwo

    Really? Everyone’s always told me there’s so much to do in New York City – do these people not have hobbies or anything else better to do?

    “Oh, but there’s no opera, ballet, and museum of natural history where you live!” “When’s the last time you went?” “When y’all visited 3 years ago, remember?”

  86. @Jack D
    Although there are advantages to having counter rotating props, it's not absolutely necessary. The Beechcraft Baron 58 has props that both turn in the same direction and it works fine. In most jets the turbines all spin in the same direction.

    There are plenty of twin-engine prop-planes without counter rotating propellers because it’s simpler. You just need 2 of the same engine, which matters a lot if you run an operation with a number of them. Counter-rotating props spin with the upward-moving blade at the inside. This puts the thrust line closer in to the fuselage. This matters if one were to lose one engine.

    In the US, other than on a counter-rotating set-up, the engines/props are right-handed. Therefore, if you lose the left one, the remaining right engine will create an even larger yaw moment from the center-of-thrust being some distance (1/2 a foot perhaps) outside of the spinner. Then even more rudder is needed to fly straight, meaning more drag, meaning even worse of a climb. On some older light twins, the 2nd engine is just there to bring you to the crash site quicker. ;-}

    On a jet, this factor doesn’t matter. Even with those huge-ass engines (something like 110,000 lb. of thrust) on the 777, the rotation speed is so fast that the physical effect of the different angle of attack of the blades downward vs. upward is just insignificant. (I’m guessing on that last part, but pretty sure.)

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Oops, the downward-moving blade is providing more thrust, so meant "downward-moving blade on the inside" in paragraph 1.
  87. @Jack D
    If you want a vision of the future, imagine woke white women playing Patriarchy Chicken with proud black men - forever.

    My most memorable experience of someone obviously and intentionally forcing me off the sidewalk, involved two white women walking side by side. They had a rather SJW look. I had never heard of Patriarchy Chicken, but I came away with a strong suspicion of something like that going on.

  88. Black men still have this West African “Big Man” mentality, where if a man is in a position of power he gets to exploit it to an abusive degree. This includes having every women in his orbit be his personal sexual plaything. It’s what Lefties pretend the Mad Men era was, except with blacks.

    Blacks get upset when the gold standard of women—white women—don’t act like the Big Man’s play things. Sounds like Greggy here got an affirmative action award, thought he was a Big Man, and then was upset every white women just didn’t stare him up and down and offer to please their black master; after all, that’s what he sees in all the porn he watches, so if the Jews who run porn tell him its what white women do, it must be true, right?

    But its hilarious that this affirmative action case is now literally trying to police how white women should look at him in public. Watching the feminazis try to thread this needle will be great.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna, AndrewR
  89. Sub-Saharan African Blacks are running amok in Australia; the Anglo-Celtic Australians don’t need any additional Blacks in Australia — from Africa, America, or anywhere else.

    Australia has a real estate asset bubble that is popping, those antipodean beer-swilling people don’t need more trouble. I am not sure some Black from America swimming around the Great Barrier Reef is a problem most Australians want to be bothered with.

    Trump Is Pushing Mass Legal Immigration And Amnesty For Illegal Alien Invaders.

    Let’s get back to that!

    Wages are getting depressed! Let the wages drink some some beer and listen to some snappy Wagner, maybe they’ll snap out of it!

    Wages Get The Blues — Wages Listen To John Lee Hooker — Wages Are Sad And Despondent!

    I Promise That I Will Cheer Up The Wages If I Am Elected President!

  90. @Achmed E. Newman
    There are plenty of twin-engine prop-planes without counter rotating propellers because it's simpler. You just need 2 of the same engine, which matters a lot if you run an operation with a number of them. Counter-rotating props spin with the upward-moving blade at the inside. This puts the thrust line closer in to the fuselage. This matters if one were to lose one engine.

    In the US, other than on a counter-rotating set-up, the engines/props are right-handed. Therefore, if you lose the left one, the remaining right engine will create an even larger yaw moment from the center-of-thrust being some distance (1/2 a foot perhaps) outside of the spinner. Then even more rudder is needed to fly straight, meaning more drag, meaning even worse of a climb. On some older light twins, the 2nd engine is just there to bring you to the crash site quicker. ;-}

    On a jet, this factor doesn't matter. Even with those huge-ass engines (something like 110,000 lb. of thrust) on the 777, the rotation speed is so fast that the physical effect of the different angle of attack of the blades downward vs. upward is just insignificant. (I'm guessing on that last part, but pretty sure.)

    Oops, the downward-moving blade is providing more thrust, so meant “downward-moving blade on the inside” in paragraph 1.

  91. @AnotherDad
    Good comment.

    Yeah, i'm naturally very much the cooperative--let's each quickly assess the situation and adjust in the obvious way--type walker.

    I don't have any problem adapting to the plough ahead running back vibe in more crowded places like New York or London, but at the pyschological level i'm not a big fan. I'm a natural born peasant. Give me some open space where all these a*holes aren't in my way.

    The lead singer of The Verve agrees with this comment. I’d be surprised the band still has the same lead singer, as he probably got his ass kicked about 30 seconds after they wrapped up this video:

  92. @AnotherDad
    Good comment.

    Yeah, i'm naturally very much the cooperative--let's each quickly assess the situation and adjust in the obvious way--type walker.

    I don't have any problem adapting to the plough ahead running back vibe in more crowded places like New York or London, but at the pyschological level i'm not a big fan. I'm a natural born peasant. Give me some open space where all these a*holes aren't in my way.

    Hong Kong is a whole nother story, A.D. You have to walk like those columns of ants you see go up the side of a building, through the window and over into a cup of old hot chocolate to haul out the sugar.

    Hong Kong makes New York City look desolate in comparison. Oh, make sure you look right first before you cross the street or you may end a lot worse than the Verve guy probably did. I think Chinese people are pretty respectful in this aspect of their lives from being so close to other people all the time. OTOH, they don’t say hey to people they don’t know at all.

  93. @Art Deco
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj8FIbuoWPY

    I think this program went off the air 'ere Friends went on the air.


    Years later, Diana Muldaur said she didn't know until she saw the script that she was losing her job. The actual fall was a 10 foot drop into some padding, and they'd wanted her to do it; she insisted successfully on a stunt-double being assigned. She said it took ten takes before the director was satisfied and she'd have been in wrecked condition if she'd ever tried to do that. She could afford to retire from acting and did so shortly thereafter.

    I get the very strong feeling that this actress (Diana Muldaur) was incredibly difficult to work with. Not only was she surprisingly killed off like this on L.A. Law, but she also was unceremoniously removed from Star Trek: The Next Generation; she had come in the second season to be the new doctor (replacing Gates McFadden, whose contract was not renewed), but then the next season McFadden returned.

    When you’re a part of two hit shows that don’t go around removing characters all that often, but you’re removed from both, that says to me that behind the scenes you were hard to deal with.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    McFadden has a son who is 27 -- so maybe she left the show for a year on pregnancy leave? At any rate, Muldaur always played flinty, difficult women so she well could have been that way IRL

    On the original 5-0 she showed up as McGarrett's old flame and then as wife of race-car driver Ricardo Montalban!
  94. @ Jack D :
    [The one constant seems to be his large glasses which signal “I am a bookish black intellectual and not a ghetto thug youth”.]

    Totally.

    Just applying a pair of spectacles twice a day on the affected area can do miracles for that pesky Lombroso Inflammatory Condition that was tainting your hyper-sensitive skin from an early childhood:

    …If that doesn’t work, you can always frame your face with a couple of pigeons :

  95. Let’s review:
    (1) Blacks (not always) do things that make other people nervous. Things like drive by shootings, random acts of street violence, shoplifting, or not washing their hands before leaving the restroom, then demanding to shake every white’s hand to prove the whites are racist for not wanting dysentery.

    (2) Beckys, who may want to bear children someday and not pass on dysentery, avoid contact with random black males.

    (3) Random black males object to the Beckys not wanting dystentery because racism.

    (4) Pro-dysentery NYT hires make up stories about white racism, the Plantation, etc. but later get caught in their own excrement.

    (5) NYT sends up and coming hires to Great Barrier Reef until threat of dysentery passes.

    Did I miss anything?

    Yes. Beckys do not defer to random black males on crowded streets b/c predators construe retreat as a signal to chase. Is this what random black male is really complaining about, the missed opportunity to chase prey?

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    Memo to self: If iSteve doesn't publish this, setup another "hand washing" comment in another thread so the ultimate comeback "clean hands" can be invoked, as in POC should not object to behavior in others if they do not have clean hands.
  96. @Reg Cæsar
    White women are evidently more racist than are white men. Why, their swastikas run clockwise!



    https://static.messynessychic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/hocket-930x815.jpeg

    https://static.messynessychic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/basketball.jpg

    White women are evidently more racist than are white men. Why, their swastikas run clockwise!

    Most people view those women’s swastikas as running counter-clockwise, which is why people tend to default to drawing them the other way.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Most people view those women’s swastikas as running counter-clockwise, which is why people tend to default to drawing them the other way.
     
    Are they dyslectic?

    The lass second-t0-right in the back does have a counter-clockwise fylfot. Did grandma sew it on wrong-side-up?

    ("Wrong side" and "right side" are the actual technical terms used in instructions in the fabric crafts.)

  97. Funnily enough, I was thinking about this same problem only an hour or two ago when I was picking up groceries in our local small town Walmart Supercenter, which was somewhat crowded and noting the uncanny way in which customers manage to negotiate sharp turns without STOP signs, cart pushers suddenly stopping and backing up without giving a signal, negotiating aisles where shelf stacking is in progress, and so on with a minimum of friction.

    However, when my daughter, who is six, pushes our cart, then she has to be constantly monitored for collisions, having not yet developed the anticipatory skills to stay out of trouble.

    Whether a less homogenous population is more collision prone would be an interesting point. The population of my county is 83% white, and 13% black, according to one Web site with statistics on the matter.

    I see that Hispanics and Asians are both listed as less than 1%, which is a bit surprising as I know the Indian family who sell me my gasoline, and an Philippino women who is a cashier at Walmart as well as several Vietnamese doctors. However the Haitian family of 8 people who live just down the road are probably classified as African American

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Jonathan, sorry you have to shop at a Walmart Supercenter for groceries. I would drive fifty miles one way to find a Wegman's, but if there is not one nearby I feel sorry for you.
  98. @The Alarmist

    "I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not."
     
    As a white male, I can agree with this statement, but I also have the same problem with black women. Maybe it is the gender at issue here.

    BTW, do black men not use the term "Becky"?

    “I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white woman, at least when I’m in their path, do not.”

    There is a difference. When white women approach a male (regardless of race) when walking, driving, or other pursuits in life, they expect the male to defer. Call it “female privilege” … as “gentlemen” deferring to “ladies”. To white men it is a courtesy; to white women it is an expectation.

    I often wish women would wave “thank you” when I give them the “right-of-way” at intersections. Sometimes they do but most often they don’t. Most men do. This doesn’t bother me. I want to live in a culture where gentlemen defer to ladies, even if it is not always recognized nor appreciated.

    When black women barrel past there is a difference. The contemporary message is often, “F*ck you white man … out of my way!” Their eyes and body language express this difference.

    To be PC, I have to love diversity and the wonderful things it has done to our culture. In spite of that, I value a culture that, at the least, still reserves categories for the existence of “gentlemen” and “ladies”.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna

    I often wish women would wave “thank you” when I give them the “right-of-way” at intersections. Sometimes they do but most often they don’t. Most men do. This doesn’t bother me. I want to live in a culture where gentlemen defer to ladies, even if it is not always recognized nor appreciated.
     
    I have noticed that this also sorts by race and/or immigrant status. Yielding to others, and acknowledging courtesies, are very much white things--Anglo-Nordic to be precise. I responded to you instead of Jack in hopes that he doesn't feel obliged to point out that it's scientifically difficult to determine other drivers' immigration status at a four-way stop. But it's quite possible that driving habits are different in the third world.
  99. @Jack D
    TBH, we tend to project our attitudes toward a person onto facial expressions that are relatively neutral or may mean something completely different - e.g the famous "smirk" of Nicholas Sandmann. In some alternate universe where you were well disposed toward Howard , you might have considered this same photo as illustrating his ironic detachment from conventional thinking. The photo is a kind of Rorschach blot that tells more about the viewer than the subject.

    Here is another (more candid) photo of Mr. Howard looking kind of nerdy/goofy:

    https://awfulannouncing.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/2016/02/Screen-Shot-2016-02-23-at-9.36.14-AM.png

    The one constant seems to be his large glasses which signal "I am a bookish black intellectual and not a ghetto thug youth".

    The one constant seems to be his large glasses which signal “I am a bookish black intellectual and not a ghetto thug youth”.

    I see quite a few prisoners wearing large glasses of a similar type who have convictions for armed robbery and carjacking. Whether their behavior will be less myopic in the future remains to be seen.

    • Replies: @BB753
    Fleece Johnson, the infamous"booty warrior" (i. e., serial homo prison rapist) had the black bespectacled dork look.

    https://youtu.be/n9WClv4U5B8
    , @Forbes
    Prisoners get plastic eyeglass frames like Henry Ford sold cars--in any color they want so long as it's black. And at a cost to the prison at one-tenth the price of the designer name on Greg Howard's eyeglasses.

    Military recruits at boot camp get a similar eyeglasses, for similar reasons--to minimize the replacement cost when broken.
  100. @WowJustWow
    This is one of my earliest television memories. I recently started looking for TV clips from around this time to verify that things really were as lame and boring as I remember, but it turns out they were even worse.

    That’s an awful thing to do to Diana Muldauer:

  101. Should not men walk closer to the kerb, and women on the inside of the sidewalk? That is what my mother said that good manners demanded. It would also keep pedestrians on track to avoid collisions.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Good luck with that in NYC:

    https://d2v9y0dukr6mq2.cloudfront.net/video/preview/NYb7kUs2eilnatqf0/crowded-sidewalk-new-york-city-pedestrian-people-commute-day-manhattan-avenue-us-_editorial-footage_b1hilfo__SB_PM.mp4
    , @Jilla
    In theory, yes. But in NY people can even manage keeping to the right. This is true even in areas like the upper west side, where there aren't that many tourists. Some of it is due to the flow interruption from people coming out of stores. Some of it is passing slower walkers. Some of it results walking side by side. But alot of it is people just not paying attention.
  102. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    It's called 'Patriarchy Chicken' and all the grrrls are playing it:

    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2019/02/how-play-patriarchy-chicken-why-i-refuse-move-out-way-men?fbclid=IwAR0-M1kSk9YPzL73lzGdDbR1bHe4hGbX0RMF8wXaQGM4mH7SX70M0p3gKwo

    I am an able-bodied 5’ 6” white woman. I move through this world with a lot of privilege.

    To paraphrase Wellington at Waterloo, “the women raised up by Britain today don’t scare the enemy, but they sure scare me.”

  103. Anonymous[396] • Disclaimer says:

    Some time in Australia might be just the thing Howard needs. He’d be amazed at what the descendants of people transported to another continent against their will can achieve.

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
  104. What a jerk! So what if you have to step aside for someone?

    OK, I’ll admit I’m mildly annoyed by men (or, usually, youfs) who walk right at me but I console myself with the thought that I have so much more going for me in life than they do.

    When it’s women the issue doesn’t come up anyway because I cede the right of way to them from far enough away that I won’t even find out what would have happened. The woman in question isn’t challenging my manhood (which, I guess, is what’s sometimes behind such encounters with men) so what’s the issue??

    I’ll bet Greg Howard is a jerk behind the wheel of a car too.

    P.S. note to white women: Greg Howard would be a bad choice as your black boyfriend.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara

    P.S. note to white women: Greg Howard would be a bad choice as your black boyfriend.
     
    Any black is a bad choice for a white woman's black boyfriend.
    , @Logan
    There's a related syndrome I seldom see discussed. When a pedestrian is crossing the street, often not in a crosswalk, it is, at least in my part of the country, the norm for the motorist to stop and allow the pedestrian to cross safely.

    The corollary custom is that the pedestrian gets out of the way as quickly as possible so the motorist can proceed.

    But there are always some, most often young black people, who saunter across as slowly and insolently as possible. My wife refers to this as "the asshole stroll."

    BTW, I recently spent a week in Panama. This custom of slowing or stopping for the pedestrian is NOT the norm there.

    , @Kratoklastes
    (In what follows, it should be assumed I am on the correct half of the footpath. In Australia that's the left-hand half, except in areas dominated by Asians, where it's the right).

    When it's singletons, I agree with you - walking down a crowded sidewalk/footpath is a nice exercise in forecasting where the "seams" are/will be (ditto when navigating the pedestrian areas of shopping malls).

    That said: if a particularly annoying-looking adolescent male is obviously trying to engage in a silly game of 'chicken', I will participate when the mood takes me.

    See, one of the unfortunate side-effects of greatly-reduced infant mortality, is the survival to adolescence of Delta males... in an environment with near-zero discipline, and no credible threat of physical violence. Young males need that, otherwise they don't understand how the world works. Young dumb males, doubly or triply so - and subsidies to reproduction have increased the proportion of dumb males.

    It is socially responsible to teach them that they can't have their own way all the time, and that they should learn real-time ad hoc negotiation-at-a-distance.

    (We have known for millennia that young males need to be trained with the same combination of affection and discipline that is so successful when training a puppy; sociologists decided to try to convince us that we were wrong, and it's given results that are about as shitful as the average outcome of sociological nostrums)

    .

    When it's a group of 3 or 4 people walking abreast taking up the entire sidewalk, I refuse to step into the gutter just to compensate for their parents' incompetence.

    My normal strategy is not to fume, but to stop and turn to look at whatever's in the closest shop window, standing ~1m from the window (i.e., taking up 1 person's worth of sidewalk). This takes away their choice.

    If I'm in a bad mood I will keep my line and just say "Move: I won't". (Remember: we're assuming I'm 'on my side').

    I'm happy to be considered the 'bad guy' by people who should have been abandoned in the wilderness as infants.
  105. @Jack D
    TBH, we tend to project our attitudes toward a person onto facial expressions that are relatively neutral or may mean something completely different - e.g the famous "smirk" of Nicholas Sandmann. In some alternate universe where you were well disposed toward Howard , you might have considered this same photo as illustrating his ironic detachment from conventional thinking. The photo is a kind of Rorschach blot that tells more about the viewer than the subject.

    Here is another (more candid) photo of Mr. Howard looking kind of nerdy/goofy:

    https://awfulannouncing.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/2016/02/Screen-Shot-2016-02-23-at-9.36.14-AM.png

    The one constant seems to be his large glasses which signal "I am a bookish black intellectual and not a ghetto thug youth".

    The large eyeglass frames aren’t an affectation. He’s badly nearsighted. Look at the optical distortion in the lens along his cheek and eye socket and temple.

    He needs the large frames for the large lenses, otherwise his field of vision would be even more restricted than it already is. As it is he has almost no peripheral vision.

  106. @Jonathan Mason
    Should not men walk closer to the kerb, and women on the inside of the sidewalk? That is what my mother said that good manners demanded. It would also keep pedestrians on track to avoid collisions.
  107. @Buzz Mohawk

    Some lady he had been with wrote about his kinky preference for S&M, bondage, etc. She stated that those things were all right, but that what other women should be wary of was my old friend’s preference for “poly relationships.”
     
    Note here, from an iSteve perspective, that the woman was not bothered by how weird -- or even possibly sadistic -- my affluent friend is, but she was warning other females that the male's resources might be divided between them and other hens.

    He cheated on them.

    Back in the old days, he’d be the town lecher and the topic of local gossip. However, once he left town, he’d be a free man and could start fresh.

    These days nobody knows anybody well enough for local gossip to matter, but everybody posts stuff on the internet. There’s no way to outrun publicly posted information about yourself. If you make someone really angry, they can mess up your reputation for life.

  108. Anonymous[396] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose
    It's called 'Patriarchy Chicken' and all the grrrls are playing it:

    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2019/02/how-play-patriarchy-chicken-why-i-refuse-move-out-way-men?fbclid=IwAR0-M1kSk9YPzL73lzGdDbR1bHe4hGbX0RMF8wXaQGM4mH7SX70M0p3gKwo

    After taking the time to skim through your link, there are a couple of oddities in the article:

    1)If men are really intentionally bumping into Riley in order to assert their patriarchal superiority, I think she’d be ending up on her ass a lot more often.

    2) She claims that she commutes from East London to the University of Southampton where she lectures. During rush hour, this commute is nearly two hours. Why on Earth would anyone spend four hours a day commuting from an area with extremely high housing costs to one with presumably lower ones? That’s like living in NYC and working in New Haven(though I believe Southampton to be very white).

    Riley lists her position as lecturer. I don’t know about British academic job titles. Is that a tenure-track position or one of those adjunct/contract positions where recently-minted Ph.d’s teach bored students for the academic equivalent of minimum wage?

    The only way her commute makes any sense is that Riley has an unnamed, spouse/significant other in the picture who works in London, probably for very long hours, and functions as the main breadwinner in the relationship. Maybe at a London university, for the government, or in the City. What are the odds this hypothetical person is male?

  109. @International Jew
    What a jerk! So what if you have to step aside for someone?

    OK, I'll admit I'm mildly annoyed by men (or, usually, youfs) who walk right at me but I console myself with the thought that I have so much more going for me in life than they do.

    When it's women the issue doesn't come up anyway because I cede the right of way to them from far enough away that I won't even find out what would have happened. The woman in question isn't challenging my manhood (which, I guess, is what's sometimes behind such encounters with men) so what's the issue??

    I'll bet Greg Howard is a jerk behind the wheel of a car too.

    P.S. note to white women: Greg Howard would be a bad choice as your black boyfriend.

    P.S. note to white women: Greg Howard would be a bad choice as your black boyfriend.

    Any black is a bad choice for a white woman’s black boyfriend.

  110. @Buzz Mohawk

    He was also outed on the ‘creepy guys in media’ Google Doc and had a lot of weird stories come out about him…
     
    The internets are dangerous places.

    I remember Google-ing an old friend and finding him listed in some sort of women's website about men they've dated. Some lady he had been with wrote about his kinky preference for S&M, bondage, etc. She stated that those things were all right, but that what other women should be wary of was my old friend's preference for "poly relationships." I had to look up "poly relationships," just to be sure what they were.

    When I had done my research, I came to admire my old friend even more.

    The worst aspect of this, it seemed to me, was this: What would happen to my friend if somebody where he worked saw what one woman had written about him? She had posted, for all the world to see, private information that she knew only because she had been intimate with him. No consequences for her, but for him, who knows? He has a big job at a big company with a high salary, BTW. The outcome could be terrible.

    He has a big job at a big company with a high salary, BTW. The outcome could be terrible.

    More like indecent proposal would be coming in.

  111. @Jonathan Mason

    The one constant seems to be his large glasses which signal “I am a bookish black intellectual and not a ghetto thug youth”.
     
    I see quite a few prisoners wearing large glasses of a similar type who have convictions for armed robbery and carjacking. Whether their behavior will be less myopic in the future remains to be seen.

    Fleece Johnson, the infamous”booty warrior” (i. e., serial homo prison rapist) had the black bespectacled dork look.

  112. What is it with these soft looking black men, like this bum and Genius T. Coates, and their ultra-female harping on imagined slights? They are all such babies.

    And after a compelling run producing memorable essays for the Magazine and writerly features for Metropolitan…

    When did this baloney word “writerly” start showing up? And what’s a “writerly” feature? In the context of black-black-blackity-black writing, my guess is that “writerly” is a polite way of saying “long-winded, tiresome and bereft of any original ideas.”

  113. Walking in NYC is more of a PITA than it has to be because half the people are looking at their phones and oblivious to everything else.

  114. @Redneck farmer
    Will the sharks at the Great Barrier Reef be waiting for Mr. Howard?

    Red, good question, but surfers tend to be white so don’t know if they like dark meat.

  115. @Jonathan Mason
    Funnily enough, I was thinking about this same problem only an hour or two ago when I was picking up groceries in our local small town Walmart Supercenter, which was somewhat crowded and noting the uncanny way in which customers manage to negotiate sharp turns without STOP signs, cart pushers suddenly stopping and backing up without giving a signal, negotiating aisles where shelf stacking is in progress, and so on with a minimum of friction.

    However, when my daughter, who is six, pushes our cart, then she has to be constantly monitored for collisions, having not yet developed the anticipatory skills to stay out of trouble.

    Whether a less homogenous population is more collision prone would be an interesting point. The population of my county is 83% white, and 13% black, according to one Web site with statistics on the matter.

    I see that Hispanics and Asians are both listed as less than 1%, which is a bit surprising as I know the Indian family who sell me my gasoline, and an Philippino women who is a cashier at Walmart as well as several Vietnamese doctors. However the Haitian family of 8 people who live just down the road are probably classified as African American

    Jonathan, sorry you have to shop at a Walmart Supercenter for groceries. I would drive fifty miles one way to find a Wegman’s, but if there is not one nearby I feel sorry for you.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    To those who don't know, Wegmans is paradise.
    , @Jack D
    Wegmans are very nice but don't go farther south than VA and Jonathan is in Florida IIRC. Also they can be pricey. What they seem to do is put very good prices on certain items (e.g. bananas) to lure you into feeling that their price are good but then to whack you on the price of some other items that are less frequent buys.
    , @Jonathan Mason
    I have never heard of them, so don't feel too sorry for me.

    Personally I would travel a thousand miles to shop at a La Sirena in the Dominican Republic, but unfortunately US customs won't let you bring in fresh produce. Once they called the sniffer dogs out on me, because I had a tiny piece of apple core in my bag.

    Walmart is not too bad here, although there are some areas where they could improve, such as bakery and coffees, but most staples such as flour, milk, sugar, salt, potatoes, butter, pasta, rice, flour, tea, and eggs are the same everywhere you go. I have a meat market and a fresh local produce store close to my home, that also sells non homogenized milk, so most of what I can't get at Walmart, I can pick up elsewhere.
  116. @The Alarmist

    "I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not."
     
    As a white male, I can agree with this statement, but I also have the same problem with black women. Maybe it is the gender at issue here.

    BTW, do black men not use the term "Becky"?

    My first reaction was…oh, that Greg Howard–he of the block-sized chip on his shoulder.

    And since he’s writing about NYC/Manhattan sidewalks, he must have his head so buried in his phone that he doesn’t notice that everyone else has their head buried in their phone.

    It’s not a modern dilemma. Prior to handheld devices, pedestrians walked around starring up at skyscraper buildings, impervious to other (oncoming) pedestrians.

    One distraction has been traded for another. And yes, women are the prime culprits, but it is a near universal practice.

  117. Couple of things: How does one manage to fall down an elevator shaft, doors don’t open without the car at that floor. Didn’t TNC write a whole book about a white woman who had the temerity to move his son out of her way on an escalator and lastly, a black woman was just sentenced to 15 years in prison for beating a 91 year old man with a brick because he brushed against her daughter on a sidewalk. Howard should be happy he didn’t meet her while walking.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    If you google for this, there are plenty of elevator accidents but they are most common on construction sites & such, which don't have the same safeguards.

    While a properly functioning modern passenger elevator has an interlock, it's not unheard of for the doors to open when the car is not there. This happens most often in poorly maintained ghetto high rise project type buildings where the residents have probably been vandalizing the mechanisms or in really old buildings with accordion gate type elevator doors and not in modern Class A office buildings.
  118. @International Jew
    What a jerk! So what if you have to step aside for someone?

    OK, I'll admit I'm mildly annoyed by men (or, usually, youfs) who walk right at me but I console myself with the thought that I have so much more going for me in life than they do.

    When it's women the issue doesn't come up anyway because I cede the right of way to them from far enough away that I won't even find out what would have happened. The woman in question isn't challenging my manhood (which, I guess, is what's sometimes behind such encounters with men) so what's the issue??

    I'll bet Greg Howard is a jerk behind the wheel of a car too.

    P.S. note to white women: Greg Howard would be a bad choice as your black boyfriend.

    There’s a related syndrome I seldom see discussed. When a pedestrian is crossing the street, often not in a crosswalk, it is, at least in my part of the country, the norm for the motorist to stop and allow the pedestrian to cross safely.

    The corollary custom is that the pedestrian gets out of the way as quickly as possible so the motorist can proceed.

    But there are always some, most often young black people, who saunter across as slowly and insolently as possible. My wife refers to this as “the asshole stroll.”

    BTW, I recently spent a week in Panama. This custom of slowing or stopping for the pedestrian is NOT the norm there.

  119. Hail says: • Website

    Greg Howard will be leaving The Times for his next adventure, which will start at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

    How on earth could a black journalist lose his job at the New York Times?

    His LinkedIn (now private) lists him as employed at the New York Times from March 2016 to March 2018, a clean two-year mark, suggesting he was simply not renewed for a third year rather than being suddenly axed (i.e., fired, not Black-speak for “asked”). FWIW.

    The anon iSteve commenter in the OP is relaying content from Reddit, specifically here. There is no link at the original to the purported Creepy Guys in Media, whatever that is.

    At Reddit:

    Element1711
    7 months ago

    what creepy guys in media google doc? Was it inspired by the Duke girl’s powerpoint?

    thesistatement
    7 months ago

    It was like a year ago maybe? There was a Google Doc shared by female bloggers and journalists about weird interactions and guys to stay away from who were prevalent on social media and in journalism, etc. There were some other names on it but it was forever ago.

    Anyway turns out Greg Howard was married and had a habit of grabbing women and reaching his hands up legs that weren’t meant for reachin’ up.

  120. @Buffalo Joe
    Jonathan, sorry you have to shop at a Walmart Supercenter for groceries. I would drive fifty miles one way to find a Wegman's, but if there is not one nearby I feel sorry for you.

    To those who don’t know, Wegmans is paradise.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    The one Wegmans supermarket I've been to in upstate New York was better than any supermarket I've been to in L.A., although I haven't gone to the expensive Gelsons in many years here.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    James, Have to visit one to understand that.
    , @Mr McKenna
    They've opened up a few near me and I don't see what the big deal is. Nice enough--sure--and very very large, but too oriented toward 'prepared food' for my taste (I like to cook my own food). I'd shop there if it were the closest store, but it's not.
    , @Bill Jones
    Last time I looked at Wegmans (and Aldi and Trader Joe's- Thank you the Albrecht bro's) were all privately owned.
    Otherwise I'd have invested a pittance or two in them. They all have the low time preference thing big time.
    , @Anon87
    Rochesterian here. Yes, people love their Wegmans. But to be honest, the competition has caught up. No, not Tops, but traveling around I've found newer Giant Eagles or Marianos as good or better. Wegmans is behind the curve when it comes to having a bar on premises!

    Also, Wegmans is generally overpriced with a heavy emphasis on subpar house brands. so I avoid it as much as possible.
  121. @Jack D

    Mr. Howard is black, as in thick lipped, zero admixture black.
     
    If you look at his other (color) photos, Howard is definitely admixed, like most American blacks. Real 100% African blacks are several shades darker. Now he is not a mostly white mulatto like most elite blacks but he is still at least 20 or 30% European.

    http://specials-images.forbesimg.com/imageserve/5846e0504bbe6f1f20e87285/416x416.jpg

    I’d say that any woman viewing that thicc/chunky male and turbo nerdy countenance would be sensible to conclude that any effort to “make small adjustments” in ambulatory trajectory on the fly would result in him smashing into and injuring others, or other physics mayhem resulting from autismo coupled with gawkiness. Clumsy nerd types comprehend “Get out of my way,” at least sometimes. But deft and nuanced dance moves are not in their repertoire.

    He seems mad that they won’t “give way,” but doesn’t seem to comprehend that when a guy presents as Fat Autistic Turbo Nerd, people don’t rush to interact in any way, and that includes the ballroom dance of crowded urban street encounters. I suppose that although the women in question in his mind are stealing his street and owe him ambulatory and perhaps other kangly reparations, the women are simply trying to preserve themselves via studied noninteraction with a perhaps narcissistic nerd who expects things of strangers.

  122. @James Speaks
    Let's review:
    (1) Blacks (not always) do things that make other people nervous. Things like drive by shootings, random acts of street violence, shoplifting, or not washing their hands before leaving the restroom, then demanding to shake every white's hand to prove the whites are racist for not wanting dysentery.

    (2) Beckys, who may want to bear children someday and not pass on dysentery, avoid contact with random black males.

    (3) Random black males object to the Beckys not wanting dystentery because racism.

    (4) Pro-dysentery NYT hires make up stories about white racism, the Plantation, etc. but later get caught in their own excrement.

    (5) NYT sends up and coming hires to Great Barrier Reef until threat of dysentery passes.

    Did I miss anything?

    Yes. Beckys do not defer to random black males on crowded streets b/c predators construe retreat as a signal to chase. Is this what random black male is really complaining about, the missed opportunity to chase prey?

    Memo to self: If iSteve doesn’t publish this, setup another “hand washing” comment in another thread so the ultimate comeback “clean hands” can be invoked, as in POC should not object to behavior in others if they do not have clean hands.

  123. I experience this also.

    The simple solution is to slow down, or stop.

  124. @Harry Baldwin
    But often, they’re looking ahead, through me, if not quite at me.

    Obliviousness seems to be a deliberate defensive strategy used by women in NYC, and probably other big cities, to avoid unwanted interaction with men. When I worked in NYC, I would sometimes be walking outside the office and see a female coworker approaching from the other direction. When we were a few feet apart, I might nod or say "hi" and she would often walk by, blankly. As a man, I consider this lack of situational awareness dangerous, but women are bothered by men so often on the street that I think its a form of self-protection. "If you want to live in New York, you've got to insulate, insulate, insulate," as one of Tom Wolfe's characters put it. Until I had grownup daughters I didn't understand how much unwanted attention they get, especially from black men.

    Harry–When I first moved to NYC, in what I refer to as the pre-Giuliani era, it was a deliberate defensive strategy to avoid eye contact, and stare into the distance as if on a mission, e.g. headed somewhere in a hurry. This didn’t preclude situational awareness, as that was my highest priority. The objective was to not get stopped by a stranger, a pan handler, a con man, et al. There were lots of games and gimmicks to relieve you of money or possessions. Hard luck stories were the name of the game. And the subways were full of ’em, where it was near impossible to “keep walking.”

    Unfortunately, my vigilance didn’t prevent me from a random street assault–part of my white privilege, apparently.

    Women, while less likely to be assaulted, have their own unique attributes that draws unwanted attention–hence, the self-protection you mention.

  125. OFF TOPIC

    Omar is sipping the khat tea and sending out rocket-propelled rhetoric.

    Walt and Mearsheimer wrote a dry academic book called THE ISRAEL LOBBY, but they didn’t have as much impact on the Israel Question debate as this Somalian politician called Omar.

    The Pewitt for President campaign reminds you that I have called for a complete and total halt to the importation of REFUGEE OVERLOAD.

    Multicultural America Is Only Held Together By Money Printing And Monetary Extremism.

  126. Hail says: • Website

    The “Great Barrier Reef adventure” line appears to mean Greg Howard got some kind of job in the Australian press, though his profile is low. He got a co-byline for this article for the Australian Broadcasting Corportation in early Nov. 2018:

    US midterm elections: Your guide to what to look for as America goes to the polls.

    (Is this like sending ex-NBAers to play league basketball in Europe or Asia? — e.g., “Stephon Marbury [b.Feb 1977] then played in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) from 2010 to 2018, winning three CBA championships with the Beijing Ducks in 2012, 2014 and 2015.”)

    Unlike the man with whom he shares the byline (a Jack Kilbride), Greg Howard does not get a clickable profile at ABC-Australia.

  127. @Jonathan Mason

    The one constant seems to be his large glasses which signal “I am a bookish black intellectual and not a ghetto thug youth”.
     
    I see quite a few prisoners wearing large glasses of a similar type who have convictions for armed robbery and carjacking. Whether their behavior will be less myopic in the future remains to be seen.

    Prisoners get plastic eyeglass frames like Henry Ford sold cars–in any color they want so long as it’s black. And at a cost to the prison at one-tenth the price of the designer name on Greg Howard’s eyeglasses.

    Military recruits at boot camp get a similar eyeglasses, for similar reasons–to minimize the replacement cost when broken.

  128. @ben tillman

    White women are evidently more racist than are white men. Why, their swastikas run clockwise!
     
    Most people view those women's swastikas as running counter-clockwise, which is why people tend to default to drawing them the other way.

    Most people view those women’s swastikas as running counter-clockwise, which is why people tend to default to drawing them the other way.

    Are they dyslectic?

    The lass second-t0-right in the back does have a counter-clockwise fylfot. Did grandma sew it on wrong-side-up?

    (“Wrong side” and “right side” are the actual technical terms used in instructions in the fabric crafts.)

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    No, they're not dyslectic. People look at a swastika and imagine it to be moving so that the outer lines trail the spokes as the swastika theoretically spins:

    http://api.ning.com/files/gyyoi0-bkV*ZMYk*RAz7aMDHRLwEb9YfbJSaKmpnfytxNFaIaq8QTtGcHKVXE*e7xis9tskFkownpOv5LgUywQOB*ppQk7XB/SWASTIKASVIRTUALMOVEMENT.jpg?width=374

  129. @Buffalo Joe
    Couple of things: How does one manage to fall down an elevator shaft, doors don't open without the car at that floor. Didn't TNC write a whole book about a white woman who had the temerity to move his son out of her way on an escalator and lastly, a black woman was just sentenced to 15 years in prison for beating a 91 year old man with a brick because he brushed against her daughter on a sidewalk. Howard should be happy he didn't meet her while walking.

    If you google for this, there are plenty of elevator accidents but they are most common on construction sites & such, which don’t have the same safeguards.

    While a properly functioning modern passenger elevator has an interlock, it’s not unheard of for the doors to open when the car is not there. This happens most often in poorly maintained ghetto high rise project type buildings where the residents have probably been vandalizing the mechanisms or in really old buildings with accordion gate type elevator doors and not in modern Class A office buildings.

    • Replies: @Lawyer Guy
    A long story made shorter for the net.
    In the D there is a 1950s office building a jewish lawyer bought, cut a deal with a black congresswoman, and ran braces to put windmills on top and got the feds to pay for rebuilding the rest of it. He is kicking back her congressional office rent back to her personally.
    They fucked up the rewiring job because the guy, seriously named Ari, is cheap as hell.
    I was there for a meeting, elevator broke again, but this time halfway between floors. Both doors, above and below, opened. A bunch of other folks saw it.
    Ari paid for a real criminal lawyer to get a black guy sprung who was 'innocent', the TV stations sung his praises for racial justice instead of reporting on the elevators.
  130. @International Jew
    What a jerk! So what if you have to step aside for someone?

    OK, I'll admit I'm mildly annoyed by men (or, usually, youfs) who walk right at me but I console myself with the thought that I have so much more going for me in life than they do.

    When it's women the issue doesn't come up anyway because I cede the right of way to them from far enough away that I won't even find out what would have happened. The woman in question isn't challenging my manhood (which, I guess, is what's sometimes behind such encounters with men) so what's the issue??

    I'll bet Greg Howard is a jerk behind the wheel of a car too.

    P.S. note to white women: Greg Howard would be a bad choice as your black boyfriend.

    (In what follows, it should be assumed I am on the correct half of the footpath. In Australia that’s the left-hand half, except in areas dominated by Asians, where it’s the right).

    When it’s singletons, I agree with you – walking down a crowded sidewalk/footpath is a nice exercise in forecasting where the “seams” are/will be (ditto when navigating the pedestrian areas of shopping malls).

    That said: if a particularly annoying-looking adolescent male is obviously trying to engage in a silly game of ‘chicken’, I will participate when the mood takes me.

    See, one of the unfortunate side-effects of greatly-reduced infant mortality, is the survival to adolescence of Delta males… in an environment with near-zero discipline, and no credible threat of physical violence. Young males need that, otherwise they don’t understand how the world works. Young dumb males, doubly or triply so – and subsidies to reproduction have increased the proportion of dumb males.

    It is socially responsible to teach them that they can’t have their own way all the time, and that they should learn real-time ad hoc negotiation-at-a-distance.

    (We have known for millennia that young males need to be trained with the same combination of affection and discipline that is so successful when training a puppy; sociologists decided to try to convince us that we were wrong, and it’s given results that are about as shitful as the average outcome of sociological nostrums)

    .

    When it’s a group of 3 or 4 people walking abreast taking up the entire sidewalk, I refuse to step into the gutter just to compensate for their parents’ incompetence.

    My normal strategy is not to fume, but to stop and turn to look at whatever’s in the closest shop window, standing ~1m from the window (i.e., taking up 1 person’s worth of sidewalk). This takes away their choice.

    If I’m in a bad mood I will keep my line and just say “Move: I won’t“. (Remember: we’re assuming I’m ‘on my side’).

    I’m happy to be considered the ‘bad guy’ by people who should have been abandoned in the wilderness as infants.

  131. I remember another study that claimed that white pedestrians, when passing Black people, would give a perfunctory/weak/courtesy smile to try and calm the situation. I used to do this returning from a double feature movie, late at night whilst traveling from Berkeley to Oakland, half way on public transit, and half way on foot. It was always terrifying. Once a Black guy passing me went out of his way to show me that he was not a threat. Contrasting him, a few years ago while walking on a deserted street, a Black kid on a bicycle swerved towards me as if he was going to hit me, then pulled his bike away at the last minute and grinned his full grill of gold teeth at me. I didn’t flinch, which Black people seem to respect when it happens.

  132. Perhaps because of the tradition of men aggressively pursuing women, I noticed as an American man in Italy that on the street women act as if you do not exist – invisible – not the slightest recognition – nothing there. You could cut your throat and they wouldn’t even micro-glance. I suppose if they emit a sliver of recognition it’s understood as an invitation for further interaction. The same women, in a safe indoor setting, with proper introduction, kiss you on the cheek.

    I read somewhere that some black American women visiting the U.K. feel bewildered and unattractive because the British black men don’t pursue them as zealously as the black men back home.

  133. I think the observations on young women’s behaviour as a response to unwanted male attention, especially black male attention are spot on. Mr Howard does not single out young or attractive white women in his article, but it is reasonable inference.

    On the other hand there is another phenomenon, which has also been commented on, which I will call ‘female privilege’. Men, and especially white men give great deference to women and a well socialised male will almost always yield way to a female, or to any weaker individual. This habit goes back to old codes of chivalry and even further. Furthermore, men are in general much more conscious of the possibility of confrontation escalating into dangerous violence. Men choose to co-operate because the consequences of defection are more immediately obvious to us. Women, on the other hand, may be so sheltered by ‘the patriarchy’, that this undercurrent of mutual threat may not even be noticed. I don’t think I’m the only one to observe that women will frequently speak and behave in ways that men would never do without expecting some chance of a physical response. Going back to the walking in a crowd example. In an open space I am always significantly faster than my wife. But if we are in a hurry in a crowded place, she will leave me far behind. This is because she will weave in and out and cut past people, all the while oblivious to the impact on those around her. Meanwhile I must by necessity and upbringing give way and negotiate my path in a mutually respectful manner.

    Now it seems to me likely that white women are especially insulated by the white male patriarchy. So this could partly explain the behaviour Mr Howard observes in his article.

    Finally, imagine if whites were given such free reign to ponder upon every personal experience of interaction with blacks involving some minor antisocial behaviour or rudeness. Where would race relations be if we allowed feelings of resentment and hostility about these incidents to be vented incessantly in venues such as the NYT?

  134. @Jack D
    The funny part of Mr. Howard's comment is not that the white women refuse to make eye contact, which is a very typical strategy for living in the big city but that he assumes that it's "because I'm black". The real idea is that if you see the other person coming but they don't see you then you are the one socially obligated to move aside so as not to hit them. Especially if the one approaching is smaller/weaker, etc. It would not do to be body checking blind old ladies. So women (even young fit women) stare off into the distance and pretend not to see the person that is approaching them trusting that men will be embarrassed to be seen shoving "the weaker sex" around.

    Very few cities in the US have the kind of pedestrian density that NYC streets sometimes have, where you need to have an active strategy just to walk down the street.

    ‘…So women (even young fit women) stare off into the distance and pretend not to see the person that is approaching them trusting that men will be embarrassed to be seen shoving “the weaker sex” around…’

    Well, it’s all nothing compared to the kind of crap I’ve seen black males pull. When we were a lot younger, my wife and I were walking in downtown Berkeley when Berkeley High was out on lunch break. My wife was carrying our infant daughter.

    I literally had to get in front of her and play ice breaker. It was incredible.

  135. OT: Trump fails miserably again

    “The Trump administration will be extending the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 300,000 foreign nationals, in a sharp immigration policy reversal from last year’s decision by President Trump decision to eliminate TPS amnesty…. but goes further by covering hundreds of thousands of nationals from Sudan, Haiti, Nicaragua and El Salvador through January 2020.”

    How is this different from what any GOPe traitor would give us?

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    A lot of this shit has to do with Nielson and the servile deference that DHS gives to the judicial branch. I was a big Nielsen booster at first but after an initial strong showing she's been a failure.

    How much of this is Nielson being fed bad info by Office of Chief Counsel and how much is her being rattled to her bones after being confronted at her home/public is a question of merit.

    DHS' upper management and OCC needs an enema. Tom Honan or Rich Vitello needs to be given a bite at the apple, given they have experience working in two or three of DHS' component bureaus. Part of the reason DHS is such a mess is because no one really wants to admit it functions as a "Ministry of the Interior" would in the Middle East. Its effectively internal security, but this fact makes people uncomfortable so instead of getting a spymaster or an iron fist in a velvet glove type we get this succession of over credentialed types with little experience of running a bureaucracy of this nature.

    Chertoff and Kelly might be the only two who knew what DHS was about, was comfortable with it, and could run a bureaucracy. Ridge and Napalitano were duds, and somehow Jeh Johnson's experience as general counsel of the DoD meant he was fit to run the department? (No, he was a rubber stamp for whatever half assed plans the Obama Admin came up with).

    Some inside baseball stuff here but it really is about time DHS had someone promote from the ranks versus the Secretary slot being treated as another "Ambassador to Monaco" style giveaway.

  136. ‘…I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not…’

    Poor feller was probably at a loss to come up with a way in which he was a victim of discrimination. This was the best he could do.

  137. @Buffalo Joe
    Jonathan, sorry you have to shop at a Walmart Supercenter for groceries. I would drive fifty miles one way to find a Wegman's, but if there is not one nearby I feel sorry for you.

    Wegmans are very nice but don’t go farther south than VA and Jonathan is in Florida IIRC. Also they can be pricey. What they seem to do is put very good prices on certain items (e.g. bananas) to lure you into feeling that their price are good but then to whack you on the price of some other items that are less frequent buys.

    • Replies: @Oddsbodkins
    Wegmans are a gem and their store-branded copies are often better than the original.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Jack, Wegman's has 10 stores in WNY, and is headquartered in nearby Rochester. They are ranked as the #1 supermarket in all of America. Their in store cooked meals are outstanding and usually consist of an entre and two sides for $6.99 to $ 8.99 and their sub sandwiches are the best you will ever eat. Whole Foods built a store in Tonawanda, a nearby suburb, and their parking lot is usually empty. They don't come close to competing with Wegman's. I, however, shop at a small boutique grocery, just three stores, Dash's Markets.
  138. Anon[123] • Disclaimer says:

    Is something going on with the RSS feed? It hasn’t worked since February 24.

    Or to be more specific, I have Thunderbird subscribed to http://www.unz.com/isteve/feed/ . That doesn’t work; it actually appears to redirect to http://www.unz.com/akarlin/feed-the-caucasus/ . The RSS link for your blog now appears to go to http://www.unz.com/xfeed/rss/isteve/ . Visiting that URL in Firefox, I see a normal-looking and up-to-date feed. But Thunderbird can’t even reach that URL. And if I attempt to reach it from the command line rather than by navigating to it in a browser, I get a 404.

  139. Black guys are either ultra-polite, or threatening. Many Black men are confused as to if fear means respect, or genuine respect means respect, or they just don’t care which is which, and will accept fear in lieu of respect. In the animal kingdom, bluff may win the day, so I don’t know which behavior signifies a winning survival instinct most, striking fear into your enemies, or lulling your enemies into a false sense of security.

  140. @Jack D
    TBH, we tend to project our attitudes toward a person onto facial expressions that are relatively neutral or may mean something completely different - e.g the famous "smirk" of Nicholas Sandmann. In some alternate universe where you were well disposed toward Howard , you might have considered this same photo as illustrating his ironic detachment from conventional thinking. The photo is a kind of Rorschach blot that tells more about the viewer than the subject.

    Here is another (more candid) photo of Mr. Howard looking kind of nerdy/goofy:

    https://awfulannouncing.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/2016/02/Screen-Shot-2016-02-23-at-9.36.14-AM.png

    The one constant seems to be his large glasses which signal "I am a bookish black intellectual and not a ghetto thug youth".

    I get along really well with both nerdy & gay black guys. Like me they tend to love anime, comics, movies etc

    I haven’t been to NYC in yrs but I’m 6 foot 1 and I look kinda mean so ppl just naturally tend to walk away from me….id like to see how they’d act if I was walking down the sidewalk…

  141. I’m not sure if it’s always been like this but at least within my lifetime it seems like small courtesies are pretty much a male thing. I always figured because physical conflict between males can get so much more destructive than between females men were much more proactive about defusing conflict through good manners, at least after about age 20-21 or so. (before that age males tend to be a bigger problem.) At least as an adult, every time I’ve heard someone say or do something shockingly rude the perpetrator has a been female.

  142. The latest Fate Crime Netflix is joyfully inflicting upon ever-guilty tripping Weimerica this time centers around a certain William Kamkwamba, aka the most innovative blackgineer in the history of mankind – excluding, of course, the peanut butter fellow:

    Netflix prefers to peddle it as “a heartfelt, inspiring biographical drama”, but bored identity desperately begs to differ on any of four quoted words from the above.

    For any of y’all still not familiar with Kamkwamba’s Decade Long Milking Douchemill Project ;

    Kamkwamba is a “Malawian innovator, engineer and author “( saz Wikipedia ) whose success was solely based Around The Clock Boy’s Lack of Merit & Principles, except that Kamkwamba specializes entirely in BlackGyvering of three-bulbs-powering-windmills; which by default led him to a full ride to Dartmouth ( $53,325 per year ), as well as a quite awkward choice of BA in Environmental Studies – considering his alleged passion for electronics and Muh Blacksteins Global Initiative.

    How long before We, The Netflixoholics figure out that Kamkwamba was hardly ever puting his talent, effort, and money where his Dartmouth is ?

    Here’s Kamkwamba’s social justice construct in full glory:

    Which reminded bored identity that he likes money and fancy college degrees, too.

    Therefore, bored identity would notch Kamkwamba’s DIY ‘Tarded Windswastika up to eleven by chaining disgraced Lance Armstrong at the top of the contraption, and than force him to pedal through his privileged testosterone till all Malawi looks like Las Vegas.

    White is a New Green, bitchez.

    Soon after that, bored identity’s revolutionary exploit of white power on steroids would be justly recognized with an offer of fully tenured MIT position, right next to comrade social engineer Chomsky.

    In reality, and You Tube is bored identity’s witness to this, most windmill-related technical ingenuity and innovation should be credited to young, Huwhite talents that Dartmouth often chooses to ignore:

  143. @Buffalo Joe
    Jonathan, sorry you have to shop at a Walmart Supercenter for groceries. I would drive fifty miles one way to find a Wegman's, but if there is not one nearby I feel sorry for you.

    I have never heard of them, so don’t feel too sorry for me.

    Personally I would travel a thousand miles to shop at a La Sirena in the Dominican Republic, but unfortunately US customs won’t let you bring in fresh produce. Once they called the sniffer dogs out on me, because I had a tiny piece of apple core in my bag.

    Walmart is not too bad here, although there are some areas where they could improve, such as bakery and coffees, but most staples such as flour, milk, sugar, salt, potatoes, butter, pasta, rice, flour, tea, and eggs are the same everywhere you go. I have a meat market and a fresh local produce store close to my home, that also sells non homogenized milk, so most of what I can’t get at Walmart, I can pick up elsewhere.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Jonathan, Wegman's is Rochester based, with 10 stores near me, and is ranked as the #1 grocery store in America. Best help ever and is always in the top ten of places to work for.
  144. OT-

    The top article in the New York Times National Section this Sunday:

    Lynch Mobs Killed Latinos Across the West. Descendants Want It Known.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/us/porvenir-massacre-texas-mexicans.html

    Apparently thousands of Mexicans were lynched in Texas and beyond from 1838-1938. Considering that best estimates are that 3500-4500 blacks were lynched during the Jim Crow era, the Times better be careful if it is implying more Mexicans were lynched than blacks.

    This narrative should be watched closely, especially as “racial reparations” will be a central policy debate in the Democratic primaries.

    As someone who has traveled through West Texas, I doubt that there were many lynchings from trees.

    I’m willing to bet that there were more Mexicans murdered in Ciudad Juarez across the Rio Grande from El Paso in 2010 than were ever lynched with quasi-legal justification in America. For some reason, the homicides in Mexico last week are not an issue worthy of soul searching, but sketchy accounts of frontier justice in the Wild West from the 19th Century are an unforgivable black stain on our nation’s soul.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Cliff, for the NYT, depending on the crime, last week is history, 200 years ago is now.
    , @Hail

    By Simon Romero
     

    Simon Romero is a national correspondent for The New York Times, covering immigration and other issues.
     
    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1620258730/simon_haiti_tw_400x400.jpg

    Mr. Romero, born [ca. 1970] and raised in New Mexico [is listed as Class of 1988, West Las Vegas High School in Las Vegas, NM; Albuquerque metro area], graduated cum laude with a degree in history and literature from Harvard College [BA, 1994] and studied history at the University of São Paulo. [...] He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He lives in Albuquerque with his wife and their two children.
     

    born and raised in New Mexico
     
    i.e., in the United States.

    Assimilation failure.

    Or is it? (Assuming he is of 20th-century migrant stock): The question is what he 'assimilated' to -- His hometown as of 2000 was 83% Hispanic, 9% White non-Hispanic, 1% Black, 2% Amerindian, <1% Asian, 5% self-declared mixed race.
    , @Anonymous

    As someone who has traveled through West Texas, I doubt that there were many lynchings from trees.
     
    If only due to a paucity of trees.


    I think shoot, shovel and shut up was more common there.
  145. Whenever I ask white women I know why they don’t reroute for black men, they invariably express ignorance. But then I ask black men. Invariably, they know what I’m talking about.

    If I, as a white guy, make a negative generalization about blacks to another white guy, the odds are he’ll tell me that whites do that just as much in his experience or otherwise discount my observation.* That’s what virtue signaling is all about.

    If Greg Howard makes a negative generalization about whites to another black guy, how likely is that guy to dispute him? I think the tendency among blacks is to validate each other’s observation of bad behavior by whites. That’s what the victim mentality is all about.

    *An example of such a generalization is that, of all groups, young black guys are the least likely to reroute for my benefit.

  146. @Jack D
    Wegmans are very nice but don't go farther south than VA and Jonathan is in Florida IIRC. Also they can be pricey. What they seem to do is put very good prices on certain items (e.g. bananas) to lure you into feeling that their price are good but then to whack you on the price of some other items that are less frequent buys.

    Wegmans are a gem and their store-branded copies are often better than the original.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Odds, and that is why they are the best.
    , @Jack D
    They have come in to the Philly suburbs market and they are really kicking butt. The dominant player in this area used to be Acme - older stores, smaller footprint, very generic merchandise. Wegman's is in a whole 'nuther league - you can't even begin to compare. Compared to a Wegman's, the Acme stores look 20 years behind and are unfixable because of the small footprints. Acmes are closing left and right as the leases come up.

    What we are seeing in the US right now is the death of the middle class. There is a retail apocalypse going on. Either you go upscale (Nordstrom, Wegman's) or you go downscale (Wal-Mart, Aldi) but the middle class shopper who goes to Sears and to Acme is literally dead.
  147. @Art Deco
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj8FIbuoWPY

    I think this program went off the air 'ere Friends went on the air.


    Years later, Diana Muldaur said she didn't know until she saw the script that she was losing her job. The actual fall was a 10 foot drop into some padding, and they'd wanted her to do it; she insisted successfully on a stunt-double being assigned. She said it took ten takes before the director was satisfied and she'd have been in wrecked condition if she'd ever tried to do that. She could afford to retire from acting and did so shortly thereafter.

    Thanks for digging that up. I kinda remembered it.

  148. Something like 10% of babies born to white women in this country are fathered by black men. Whether you analyze this in terms of Beckies or Mudsharks, the facts about interracial miscegenation and hypergamy remain constant: black people will always be about 20% white in their ancestry or not much more than their population representation.

    • Replies: @res

    Something like 10% of babies born to white women in this country are fathered by black men.
     
    That seems high to me. There is some data at http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/06/06/the-rise-of-multiracial-and-multiethnic-babies-in-the-u-s/

    This graphic makes a pretty good summary:

    http://www.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/FT_17.06.01_multiracialBabies.png
  149. @Jack D
    Wegmans are very nice but don't go farther south than VA and Jonathan is in Florida IIRC. Also they can be pricey. What they seem to do is put very good prices on certain items (e.g. bananas) to lure you into feeling that their price are good but then to whack you on the price of some other items that are less frequent buys.

    Jack, Wegman’s has 10 stores in WNY, and is headquartered in nearby Rochester. They are ranked as the #1 supermarket in all of America. Their in store cooked meals are outstanding and usually consist of an entre and two sides for $6.99 to $ 8.99 and their sub sandwiches are the best you will ever eat. Whole Foods built a store in Tonawanda, a nearby suburb, and their parking lot is usually empty. They don’t come close to competing with Wegman’s. I, however, shop at a small boutique grocery, just three stores, Dash’s Markets.

    • Replies: @trelane
    Pino's at 2590 West Ridge Road in Greece NY is quite a bit better than Wegmans Joe. That's where I'd go for a sub..
    , @Ghost of Bull Moose
    When they have it, Wegman's prime rib sandwich is worth a 50 mile drive.
  150. @Jonathan Mason
    I have never heard of them, so don't feel too sorry for me.

    Personally I would travel a thousand miles to shop at a La Sirena in the Dominican Republic, but unfortunately US customs won't let you bring in fresh produce. Once they called the sniffer dogs out on me, because I had a tiny piece of apple core in my bag.

    Walmart is not too bad here, although there are some areas where they could improve, such as bakery and coffees, but most staples such as flour, milk, sugar, salt, potatoes, butter, pasta, rice, flour, tea, and eggs are the same everywhere you go. I have a meat market and a fresh local produce store close to my home, that also sells non homogenized milk, so most of what I can't get at Walmart, I can pick up elsewhere.

    Jonathan, Wegman’s is Rochester based, with 10 stores near me, and is ranked as the #1 grocery store in America. Best help ever and is always in the top ten of places to work for.

    • Replies: @Kaganovitch
    Very nice produce, and an attached liquor store. What's not to like?
  151. OT: Roger Kimball over at The New Criterion has some things to say about Donna Zuckerberg.

    https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2019/3/decline-fall-classics-edition

    And Ed Driscoll at Instapundit picked up the banning of the druggie bridge player.

  152. @Clifford Brown
    OT-

    The top article in the New York Times National Section this Sunday:

    Lynch Mobs Killed Latinos Across the West. Descendants Want It Known.
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/us/porvenir-massacre-texas-mexicans.html

    Apparently thousands of Mexicans were lynched in Texas and beyond from 1838-1938. Considering that best estimates are that 3500-4500 blacks were lynched during the Jim Crow era, the Times better be careful if it is implying more Mexicans were lynched than blacks.

    This narrative should be watched closely, especially as "racial reparations" will be a central policy debate in the Democratic primaries.

    As someone who has traveled through West Texas, I doubt that there were many lynchings from trees.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o36m-2TPwck

    I'm willing to bet that there were more Mexicans murdered in Ciudad Juarez across the Rio Grande from El Paso in 2010 than were ever lynched with quasi-legal justification in America. For some reason, the homicides in Mexico last week are not an issue worthy of soul searching, but sketchy accounts of frontier justice in the Wild West from the 19th Century are an unforgivable black stain on our nation's soul.

    Cliff, for the NYT, depending on the crime, last week is history, 200 years ago is now.

    • Agree: jim jones
  153. I was giving a very minimal amount of money to iSteve via PayPal each month, with plans to increase it. However, since it seems to take 12 hours or more for what I consider to be a thoughtful, well-written comment to be approved and posted, I’ve deleted that automated payment. There are plenty of other websites that post comments immediately, so you can interact with other readers in a timely fashion. And I can still read my comments here for free, albeit two days later. What’s the big deal, Steve?

  154. I’m naturally a fast walker so tend to weave through the people on the sidewalks. When I was last in Toronto amongst heavy foot traffic I suddenly decided, as an anthropological experiment, to adopt a slower, chin up, shoulders square, rolling tough-guy gait, with the air of someone who wasn’t going to move out of the way, and saunter on a straight path down the sidewalk. It was amazing how the people simply parted around me, even those not particularly paying attention. That is until there was a similarly sauntering black guy coming towards me, shorter than me but built like a brick shithouse. We weren’t on a course for a head on collision but for a shoulder check. I was resolved to continue my anthropological experiment, and he didn’t look like the kind of guy who would deviate for a less muscular white guy, so this game of chicken did indeed end in a shoulder collision. I wanted to look back to see if he reacted, but somehow felt this would mean I lost.

    I once saw some footage in which a black woman complained about white racism, describing how she often seemed invisible and wouldn’t be called by clerks or the like even when she was there earlier than the people that were called. My blonde, blue-eyed mother often complains about this too.

    Subtleties in body language and behaviour can account for a lot.

  155. @Buffalo Joe
    Jack, Wegman's has 10 stores in WNY, and is headquartered in nearby Rochester. They are ranked as the #1 supermarket in all of America. Their in store cooked meals are outstanding and usually consist of an entre and two sides for $6.99 to $ 8.99 and their sub sandwiches are the best you will ever eat. Whole Foods built a store in Tonawanda, a nearby suburb, and their parking lot is usually empty. They don't come close to competing with Wegman's. I, however, shop at a small boutique grocery, just three stores, Dash's Markets.

    Pino’s at 2590 West Ridge Road in Greece NY is quite a bit better than Wegmans Joe. That’s where I’d go for a sub..

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    tre, I gentleman I know recommended a sub shop in Niagara Falls to me. My wife and I went to a Saturday afternoon Mass and then to the sub shop. It was, at best ok. Problem was it was next door to the Wegman's on Military Road in the Falls. Could of, should of gone there.
  156. anonymous[422] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose
    It's called 'Patriarchy Chicken' and all the grrrls are playing it:

    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2019/02/how-play-patriarchy-chicken-why-i-refuse-move-out-way-men?fbclid=IwAR0-M1kSk9YPzL73lzGdDbR1bHe4hGbX0RMF8wXaQGM4mH7SX70M0p3gKwo

    With this sidewalk stuff it seems easy to be influenced by your own grudges. Howard says it’s *only* white women who won’t get out of his way. A feminist says it’s *only* men who won’t get out of her way.

  157. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    Although there are advantages to having counter rotating props, it's not absolutely necessary. The Beechcraft Baron 58 has props that both turn in the same direction and it works fine. In most jets the turbines all spin in the same direction.

    Several light twins originally had two left hand engines then they started making RH Lycomings and Continentals and then they issued the “CR” variant. navajo was the first IIRC. The Garrett TPE331 has a reverse rotation prop variant with gearing, the turbine and compressor and accessories turn the same way. Most recips use reverse crank rotation to accomplish this which means they had to jack around with the ill conceived accessory sections and have oddball magnetos and pumps made.

    If Maurice Olley could figure out how to make the SBC run with a left or right crank rotation with the cam going with or against the crank rotation, Williamsport should have too, but they are not very smart.

  158. Hail says: • Website
    @Clifford Brown
    OT-

    The top article in the New York Times National Section this Sunday:

    Lynch Mobs Killed Latinos Across the West. Descendants Want It Known.
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/us/porvenir-massacre-texas-mexicans.html

    Apparently thousands of Mexicans were lynched in Texas and beyond from 1838-1938. Considering that best estimates are that 3500-4500 blacks were lynched during the Jim Crow era, the Times better be careful if it is implying more Mexicans were lynched than blacks.

    This narrative should be watched closely, especially as "racial reparations" will be a central policy debate in the Democratic primaries.

    As someone who has traveled through West Texas, I doubt that there were many lynchings from trees.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o36m-2TPwck

    I'm willing to bet that there were more Mexicans murdered in Ciudad Juarez across the Rio Grande from El Paso in 2010 than were ever lynched with quasi-legal justification in America. For some reason, the homicides in Mexico last week are not an issue worthy of soul searching, but sketchy accounts of frontier justice in the Wild West from the 19th Century are an unforgivable black stain on our nation's soul.

    By Simon Romero

    Simon Romero is a national correspondent for The New York Times, covering immigration and other issues.

    Mr. Romero, born [ca. 1970] and raised in New Mexico [is listed as Class of 1988, West Las Vegas High School in Las Vegas, NM; Albuquerque metro area], graduated cum laude with a degree in history and literature from Harvard College [BA, 1994] and studied history at the University of São Paulo. […] He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He lives in Albuquerque with his wife and their two children.

    born and raised in New Mexico

    i.e., in the United States.

    Assimilation failure.

    Or is it? (Assuming he is of 20th-century migrant stock): The question is what he ‘assimilated’ toHis hometown as of 2000 was 83% Hispanic, 9% White non-Hispanic, 1% Black, 2% Amerindian, <1% Asian, 5% self-declared mixed race.

  159. >white women refuse to get out of my way because America is racist
    Sometimes the manful thing to do is to not take shortcuts.

    • Replies: @Harold
    ROTOR!
    , @duncsbaby
    At first I thought this was from THX-1138, but the cop cars in the background make me think possibly Magnum Force?
  160. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Clifford Brown
    OT-

    The top article in the New York Times National Section this Sunday:

    Lynch Mobs Killed Latinos Across the West. Descendants Want It Known.
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/us/porvenir-massacre-texas-mexicans.html

    Apparently thousands of Mexicans were lynched in Texas and beyond from 1838-1938. Considering that best estimates are that 3500-4500 blacks were lynched during the Jim Crow era, the Times better be careful if it is implying more Mexicans were lynched than blacks.

    This narrative should be watched closely, especially as "racial reparations" will be a central policy debate in the Democratic primaries.

    As someone who has traveled through West Texas, I doubt that there were many lynchings from trees.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o36m-2TPwck

    I'm willing to bet that there were more Mexicans murdered in Ciudad Juarez across the Rio Grande from El Paso in 2010 than were ever lynched with quasi-legal justification in America. For some reason, the homicides in Mexico last week are not an issue worthy of soul searching, but sketchy accounts of frontier justice in the Wild West from the 19th Century are an unforgivable black stain on our nation's soul.

    As someone who has traveled through West Texas, I doubt that there were many lynchings from trees.

    If only due to a paucity of trees.

    I think shoot, shovel and shut up was more common there.

  161. So the essence of antiracism is paying more attention to blacks.

    https://postimg.cc/fkVX96Pj

  162. @Jonathan Mason
    Should not men walk closer to the kerb, and women on the inside of the sidewalk? That is what my mother said that good manners demanded. It would also keep pedestrians on track to avoid collisions.

    In theory, yes. But in NY people can even manage keeping to the right. This is true even in areas like the upper west side, where there aren’t that many tourists. Some of it is due to the flow interruption from people coming out of stores. Some of it is passing slower walkers. Some of it results walking side by side. But alot of it is people just not paying attention.

  163. @Jack D
    If you google for this, there are plenty of elevator accidents but they are most common on construction sites & such, which don't have the same safeguards.

    While a properly functioning modern passenger elevator has an interlock, it's not unheard of for the doors to open when the car is not there. This happens most often in poorly maintained ghetto high rise project type buildings where the residents have probably been vandalizing the mechanisms or in really old buildings with accordion gate type elevator doors and not in modern Class A office buildings.

    A long story made shorter for the net.
    In the D there is a 1950s office building a jewish lawyer bought, cut a deal with a black congresswoman, and ran braces to put windmills on top and got the feds to pay for rebuilding the rest of it. He is kicking back her congressional office rent back to her personally.
    They fucked up the rewiring job because the guy, seriously named Ari, is cheap as hell.
    I was there for a meeting, elevator broke again, but this time halfway between floors. Both doors, above and below, opened. A bunch of other folks saw it.
    Ari paid for a real criminal lawyer to get a black guy sprung who was ‘innocent’, the TV stations sung his praises for racial justice instead of reporting on the elevators.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Is he fluent in an East-Asian language (without saying who it is)?
  164. @Harry Baldwin
    He's mastered the insufferably smug look of black entitlement, like Charles Blow and Spike Lee. Hope it works for him at the Great Barrier Reef.

    I think we can safely assume that, like Blow, Lee, Lemon and so many others, Howard got affirmative actioned into his position and is thus horribly unqualified.

  165. @Buffalo Joe
    Jack, Wegman's has 10 stores in WNY, and is headquartered in nearby Rochester. They are ranked as the #1 supermarket in all of America. Their in store cooked meals are outstanding and usually consist of an entre and two sides for $6.99 to $ 8.99 and their sub sandwiches are the best you will ever eat. Whole Foods built a store in Tonawanda, a nearby suburb, and their parking lot is usually empty. They don't come close to competing with Wegman's. I, however, shop at a small boutique grocery, just three stores, Dash's Markets.

    When they have it, Wegman’s prime rib sandwich is worth a 50 mile drive.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Ghost, Where are you?
  166. @Harry Baldwin
    But often, they’re looking ahead, through me, if not quite at me.

    Obliviousness seems to be a deliberate defensive strategy used by women in NYC, and probably other big cities, to avoid unwanted interaction with men. When I worked in NYC, I would sometimes be walking outside the office and see a female coworker approaching from the other direction. When we were a few feet apart, I might nod or say "hi" and she would often walk by, blankly. As a man, I consider this lack of situational awareness dangerous, but women are bothered by men so often on the street that I think its a form of self-protection. "If you want to live in New York, you've got to insulate, insulate, insulate," as one of Tom Wolfe's characters put it. Until I had grownup daughters I didn't understand how much unwanted attention they get, especially from black men.

    Women looking into a void in public is also a power play. Being aloof makes women feel high status and powerful. Even overweight, middle aged women act this way in blue cities.

    Western women (especially blue state white ones) believe they have the right to 100% control over their surroundings. They never want a lower status (less than obvious alpha) man to interact with them in any way unless they initiate it or he is helping them in time of need.

    It is amusing to watch this in Asia because even the women understand that no man is attracted to them but they are addicted to the power play.

    • Replies: @Bleuteaux
    I see this every day in a corporate setting.
  167. @trelane
    Something like 10% of babies born to white women in this country are fathered by black men. Whether you analyze this in terms of Beckies or Mudsharks, the facts about interracial miscegenation and hypergamy remain constant: black people will always be about 20% white in their ancestry or not much more than their population representation.

    Something like 10% of babies born to white women in this country are fathered by black men.

    That seems high to me. There is some data at http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/06/06/the-rise-of-multiracial-and-multiethnic-babies-in-the-u-s/

    This graphic makes a pretty good summary:

    • Replies: @Hail
    From blogger RaceHist's analysis of official U.S. data:

    Of 2,280,259 children born to Non-Hispanic White women [in 2005], the racial breakdown of fathers was roughly:

    - 89.23% Non-Hispanic White
    - 5.46% Hispanic
    - 3.18% Non-Hispanic Black
    - 2.13% Non-Hispanic Other Races
     

    In the 2000s, White non-Hispanic TFR was at ~1.9, which implies a ~1.70 "White-White TFR" (0.8923*1.9) at the time. By "White-White TFR" I ofc mean "# of expected White children per White woman," i.e., babies White women have with White men.

    I see nothing to indicate that this pattern has dramatically changed by the late 2010s. White-White TFR is today probably 1.6, given lower overall fertility.

    (Racehist also has info on the average education of White mothers of mulatto children; college degrees are rare for that crowd, and GEDs are not uncommon.)

  168. @J.Ross
    >white women refuse to get out of my way because America is racist
    Sometimes the manful thing to do is to not take shortcuts.
    https://horriblyamazingfilms.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/rotor-badass-chair-walk.gif

    ROTOR!

  169. @Lawyer Guy
    A long story made shorter for the net.
    In the D there is a 1950s office building a jewish lawyer bought, cut a deal with a black congresswoman, and ran braces to put windmills on top and got the feds to pay for rebuilding the rest of it. He is kicking back her congressional office rent back to her personally.
    They fucked up the rewiring job because the guy, seriously named Ari, is cheap as hell.
    I was there for a meeting, elevator broke again, but this time halfway between floors. Both doors, above and below, opened. A bunch of other folks saw it.
    Ari paid for a real criminal lawyer to get a black guy sprung who was 'innocent', the TV stations sung his praises for racial justice instead of reporting on the elevators.

    Is he fluent in an East-Asian language (without saying who it is)?

  170. @Buffalo Joe
    Jonathan, Wegman's is Rochester based, with 10 stores near me, and is ranked as the #1 grocery store in America. Best help ever and is always in the top ten of places to work for.

    Very nice produce, and an attached liquor store. What’s not to like?

  171. @James Speaks
    To those who don't know, Wegmans is paradise.

    The one Wegmans supermarket I’ve been to in upstate New York was better than any supermarket I’ve been to in L.A., although I haven’t gone to the expensive Gelsons in many years here.

    • Replies: @Anon87
    Cher always makes a big fuss over Wegmans whenever she is in the area. Alec Baldwin has done commercials for them too.
  172. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:

    What Greg Howard describes is apparently not unique to black men. In her memoir Primates of Park Avenue, one of the topics anthropologist Wednesday Martin writes about is the experience of “getting charged” by older women. From the article linked below:

    Many have objected to the idea of introducing primate studies to describe human dynamics. … In another passage, she describes being “charged” by older women and forced off the pavement. It was after that encounter, Martin writes, “when she realised it was time to start paying attention, really paying attention, to Upper East Side primate social behaviours”.

    Some women, she concluded, were using their handbags to assert dominance, even brushing rivals with them. “It was not simply ‘get out of my way’ but something more pointed – ‘I don’t see you, because you don’t even exist’.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jun/06/new-york-society-primates-of-park-avenue-wednesday-martin-manhattan-life

  173. Hail says: • Website
    @res

    Something like 10% of babies born to white women in this country are fathered by black men.
     
    That seems high to me. There is some data at http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/06/06/the-rise-of-multiracial-and-multiethnic-babies-in-the-u-s/

    This graphic makes a pretty good summary:

    http://www.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/FT_17.06.01_multiracialBabies.png

    From blogger RaceHist’s analysis of official U.S. data:

    Of 2,280,259 children born to Non-Hispanic White women [in 2005], the racial breakdown of fathers was roughly:

    – 89.23% Non-Hispanic White
    – 5.46% Hispanic
    – 3.18% Non-Hispanic Black
    – 2.13% Non-Hispanic Other Races

    In the 2000s, White non-Hispanic TFR was at ~1.9, which implies a ~1.70 “White-White TFR” (0.8923*1.9) at the time. By “White-White TFR” I ofc mean “# of expected White children per White woman,” i.e., babies White women have with White men.

    I see nothing to indicate that this pattern has dramatically changed by the late 2010s. White-White TFR is today probably 1.6, given lower overall fertility.

    (Racehist also has info on the average education of White mothers of mulatto children; college degrees are rare for that crowd, and GEDs are not uncommon.)

    • Replies: @res
    Thanks!
  174. @James Speaks
    To those who don't know, Wegmans is paradise.

    James, Have to visit one to understand that.

  175. @The Alarmist

    "I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not."
     
    As a white male, I can agree with this statement, but I also have the same problem with black women. Maybe it is the gender at issue here.

    BTW, do black men not use the term "Becky"?

    As a white male, I can agree with this statement, but I also have the same problem with black women. Maybe it is the gender at issue here.

    Women in general have no sense of organization or process or regard for the bigger picture. They just barrel ahead—literally and figuratively—with whatever they have a mind to do at the moment. They don’t realize when they are in the way, or causing inconvenience to others.

    Mexicans of both sexes are also like this. It’s one of things I find most annoying about them. They mosey across the street with no sense of urgency, or stop in the middle of an aisle, or hold up an entire line of people at the checkstand for some trivial reason. To be fair, there is also a particular White man’s version of this which absolutely enrages me. It occurs when you’re standing behind some “family guy” in the fast food line and, after ten minutes of shuffling through the queue, he finally arrives at the counter, only then to turn to his kids and say, “Okay, what do you want?”

    That’s when you just want to beat the dude senseless. Didn’t you just have like ten freaking minutes to figure that out? What were you doing all that time? And furthermore, to take a broader view of the proceedings, how did you acquire such a massive sense of safety so as to treat the entire world as nothing but a vast, extended playground for you and your little dumplings to cuddle-bug around in? Don’t you realize that the only reason we’re all standing here in this stupid line, exchanging dollars and burgers across a counter with our fellow human beings in a relatively orderly manner, is so that we don’t have to kill each other just to get something to eat? Don’t you realize that this orderly process, which is sometimes termed “civilization,” requires not only the subjugation of those vital instincts of mine which you are now provoking, but also the willingness on everyone’s part to not engage in such provoking behavior, lest the thin veneer of society break down and we revert to the pure savagery of the brutes? Do you not understand that every person and every situation is, under the right circumstances, dangerous? There are potential dangers all around you to which you seem entirely oblivious. What happened to your own survival instincts? Have you been so dulled and deceived and defanged by modern convenience that you no longer have any fear of death, any free-floating trepidation in the presence of the myriad hazards of the world-around? And if that’s all too deep and Heideggerian for you to absorb, couldn’t you at least be brought to the realization of the more mundane version of the same truth, viz. that time is money and that your carelessness is clogging up the wheels of commerce upon which we all depend?

    Civilization is coextensive with discipline, and that is why it requires nothing so much as firm enforcers who make sure that squishy people don’t bring the whole thing down with their selfish obliviousness. This element has been suppressed for far too long and has resulted in a preponderance of people who have never in their lives felt one pang of mortal dread and who consequently lack any conception of how or why their society functions. I am reminded here of two passages from scripture which together pretty clearly elucidate the whole situation: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the foolish woman tears down her house with her own hands.

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    Lovely rant; thanks.
    , @The Last Real Calvinist
    Being shocked at needing to complete transactions is a behavior that seems to hold true across cultures, at least in my experience. It was the subject of a memorable Dave Barry column way back when you could write funny things in newspapers.

    He describes being in a checkout line in a busy supermarket. He watches woman after woman, after waiting many many minutes to get to the front of line, then seeing all of their items scanned, suddenly realizing that they need to pay for their purchases, and getting hopelessly wrapped up in digging through giant handbags to find their wallets, fussing about between cash and cards, methodically searching for, assembling, and adding up exact change (these were always the ones who had one item whose price they should have known exactly in advance), and generally taking a geological age to complete their transactions. All the while, of course, Dave has his items all totted up, and is clutching the exact change needed in his hand, meaning his transaction takes about 17 seconds.

    , @ThreeCranes
    I agree with both LRC'ist's replies. I was going to make the same observation he made (through Dave Barry) about women not even getting their purse out of their handbag before the final tally, even down to the scrabbling in the bottom of the bag for exact change. Exasperating.

    But it makes you realize why white women and black men are natural allies. Both live in the moment. Neither gives a hoot about forward planning, when it doesn't suit them. And when a white male speaks up and corrects a white woman, tries to get her to behave in compliance with social norms for the reasons you listed above; tries, as you did, to make her realize why it all hangs together, why then, a comeuppance is in order. She, furious, will reward his temerity by cuckolding with her natural ally, the other "minority" who just can't seem to get it right.

    Some have called it revenge on Daddy, on white men in general, or on a single white man in particular.
    Whatever, it is a thing.

  176. @Oddsbodkins
    Wegmans are a gem and their store-branded copies are often better than the original.

    Odds, and that is why they are the best.

  177. @trelane
    Pino's at 2590 West Ridge Road in Greece NY is quite a bit better than Wegmans Joe. That's where I'd go for a sub..

    tre, I gentleman I know recommended a sub shop in Niagara Falls to me. My wife and I went to a Saturday afternoon Mass and then to the sub shop. It was, at best ok. Problem was it was next door to the Wegman’s on Military Road in the Falls. Could of, should of gone there.

  178. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    When they have it, Wegman's prime rib sandwich is worth a 50 mile drive.

    Ghost, Where are you?

    • Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Brooklyn, but I've worked up in Rochester and Syracuse a bunch (also Buffalo).

    Wegmans refused to stop carrying Trump wines incidentally after a threat of a boycott, and everyone told the complainers to shut up and leave Wegmans alone. Nobody was gonna boycott Wegmans.
  179. @Buffalo Joe
    Ghost, Where are you?

    Brooklyn, but I’ve worked up in Rochester and Syracuse a bunch (also Buffalo).

    Wegmans refused to stop carrying Trump wines incidentally after a threat of a boycott, and everyone told the complainers to shut up and leave Wegmans alone. Nobody was gonna boycott Wegmans.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Wegmans is mildly interesting from a Piketty Hidden Old Money standpoint. Wegmans is a wonderful supermarket chain with about 100 stores in the northeast. The Wegman family has owned it for about a century. Forbes estimates the family is worth $4 billion. They dispute that they are not. But, in any case, they are not terribly hidden: their name is on the front of the buildings, and when the boss buy himself a custom Ferrari, the local newspaper in Rochester, NY covers it.

    There's an interesting potential contradiction between Piketty's theory and the theory of private equity. The Wegmans wealth can't vanish because they still run Wegmans, so Forbes makes sure to try to estimate how wealthy they are. But the Wegman family itself has stuck to doing exactly the same thing for 100 years. Presumably, they find advantages in owning a private corporation instead of going public, cashing in and disappearing from the public eye.

  180. @Gilbert Ratchet
    Perhaps they all read this article?

    How to play Patriarchy Chicken: why I refuse to move out of the way for men

    If you don’t move out of the way for men, your commute changes. For one thing – I’m not going to lie about this – you do collide with a lot of men.

    A few days ago, I was having a bad morning: my train tickets were expensive, my train was delayed, and my coffee was cold. But I cheered myself up by playing a game on my commute. The game is called Patriarchy Chicken, and the rules are simple: do not move out of the way for men.

    Put like that, this doesn’t sound like much fun, but the joy of Patriarchy Chicken lies in its simplicity. I commute from east London to Southampton during the morning rush-hour, navigating busy tube platforms, train carriages, escalators and Waterloo Station. There are lots of bodies, moving through small spaces, walking in every different direction, trying to get to where they want to go.

    And if you are a woman, you find yourself constantly dodging. Side-stepping men who are walking in your direction; being wiped out by a wheely suitcase dragged by a be-suited man; moving to the side to let faster men move past you; or just pausing to let men bustle in front of you onto the train, or into the lift, or onto the escalator, and on with their busy lives, to their important jobs.

    Congratulations, that link was promoted to full iSteve post.

  181. @Hail
    From blogger RaceHist's analysis of official U.S. data:

    Of 2,280,259 children born to Non-Hispanic White women [in 2005], the racial breakdown of fathers was roughly:

    - 89.23% Non-Hispanic White
    - 5.46% Hispanic
    - 3.18% Non-Hispanic Black
    - 2.13% Non-Hispanic Other Races
     

    In the 2000s, White non-Hispanic TFR was at ~1.9, which implies a ~1.70 "White-White TFR" (0.8923*1.9) at the time. By "White-White TFR" I ofc mean "# of expected White children per White woman," i.e., babies White women have with White men.

    I see nothing to indicate that this pattern has dramatically changed by the late 2010s. White-White TFR is today probably 1.6, given lower overall fertility.

    (Racehist also has info on the average education of White mothers of mulatto children; college degrees are rare for that crowd, and GEDs are not uncommon.)

    Thanks!

  182. @TheJester

    “I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white woman, at least when I’m in their path, do not.”
     
    There is a difference. When white women approach a male (regardless of race) when walking, driving, or other pursuits in life, they expect the male to defer. Call it "female privilege" ... as "gentlemen" deferring to "ladies". To white men it is a courtesy; to white women it is an expectation.

    I often wish women would wave "thank you" when I give them the "right-of-way" at intersections. Sometimes they do but most often they don't. Most men do. This doesn't bother me. I want to live in a culture where gentlemen defer to ladies, even if it is not always recognized nor appreciated.

    When black women barrel past there is a difference. The contemporary message is often, "F*ck you white man ... out of my way!" Their eyes and body language express this difference.

    To be PC, I have to love diversity and the wonderful things it has done to our culture. In spite of that, I value a culture that, at the least, still reserves categories for the existence of "gentlemen" and "ladies".

    I often wish women would wave “thank you” when I give them the “right-of-way” at intersections. Sometimes they do but most often they don’t. Most men do. This doesn’t bother me. I want to live in a culture where gentlemen defer to ladies, even if it is not always recognized nor appreciated.

    I have noticed that this also sorts by race and/or immigrant status. Yielding to others, and acknowledging courtesies, are very much white things–Anglo-Nordic to be precise. I responded to you instead of Jack in hopes that he doesn’t feel obliged to point out that it’s scientifically difficult to determine other drivers’ immigration status at a four-way stop. But it’s quite possible that driving habits are different in the third world.

  183. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    It's called 'Patriarchy Chicken' and all the grrrls are playing it:

    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2019/02/how-play-patriarchy-chicken-why-i-refuse-move-out-way-men?fbclid=IwAR0-M1kSk9YPzL73lzGdDbR1bHe4hGbX0RMF8wXaQGM4mH7SX70M0p3gKwo

    My hometown’s downtown area got taken over by Scientologists about 40 years ago. When their “classes” let out herds of them take over the sidewalks. Nothing is more fun than putting on a determined face and marching right at them. They part like the red sea to avoid any contact with a “heathen”. Their shepherds/overseers don’t take kindly, but confronting them can be a blast too. Back around 1980 me and a friend would seek out the herds after a thunderstorm in his car. We would hit the puddles at high speed and soak them unmercifully. Oh fun times

  184. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Brooklyn, but I've worked up in Rochester and Syracuse a bunch (also Buffalo).

    Wegmans refused to stop carrying Trump wines incidentally after a threat of a boycott, and everyone told the complainers to shut up and leave Wegmans alone. Nobody was gonna boycott Wegmans.

    Wegmans is mildly interesting from a Piketty Hidden Old Money standpoint. Wegmans is a wonderful supermarket chain with about 100 stores in the northeast. The Wegman family has owned it for about a century. Forbes estimates the family is worth $4 billion. They dispute that they are not. But, in any case, they are not terribly hidden: their name is on the front of the buildings, and when the boss buy himself a custom Ferrari, the local newspaper in Rochester, NY covers it.

    There’s an interesting potential contradiction between Piketty’s theory and the theory of private equity. The Wegmans wealth can’t vanish because they still run Wegmans, so Forbes makes sure to try to estimate how wealthy they are. But the Wegman family itself has stuck to doing exactly the same thing for 100 years. Presumably, they find advantages in owning a private corporation instead of going public, cashing in and disappearing from the public eye.

    • Replies: @Anon87
    Even more shocking, they refuse to publically utilize the information they've gathered from 20+ years of "Shoppers Club" data. They could be making custom direct mail coupons based on what you buy (I've noticed BJs does a great job with this), but they say they'd rather not. I assume they aren't selling it off either.

    I tend to avoid using mine because it seems groceries I enjoy and buy often they tend to discontinue. I'm afraid my account tips them off to unpopular items as some canary in the coalmine warning. I haven't thought up a witty term for this yet.
  185. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    There is a lot of wealth in privately owned companies that everyone has heard of but that no one knows are that wealthy. This is the norm in much of Europe: US tax laws make it somewhat less common, but there are still plenty of them.

    Generally such companies either offer really good service and product quality or they cater to shitbirds at extortionate profits.

  186. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Autochthon
    It's actually "de-elevator" not "the elevator." Nelson explained in interviews the de-elevator is Satan. The song is about not giving in to the evil of sloth and despair, and the importance of seeing the positive side of things, living one's life with purpose and joy to prevent ennui.

    (Not At All) Fun Fact: Nelson actually went on to die alone in an elevator, where, like Nobokov's unfortunate, he lay for many hours undiscovered.

    (Maybe?) Fun Fact: A famous manufacturer of the machines is called "Prince Elevator." They are kind of the Otis of India.

    I recommend to young
    persons they consider becoming elevator-mechanics. The pay and job security are excellent, and the nature of the job means not having to sit in an office or be hectored by managers and meetings, since one is in the field away from the suits.

    I recommend to young persons they consider becoming elevator-mechanics. The pay and job security are excellent, and the nature of the job means not having to sit in an office or be hectored by managers and meetings, since one is in the field away from the suits.

    About four guys from my A&P class went that route. All are doing well. It can be a great career if you are willing to move several times: from the South or Midwest where you can hire on as an apprentice, then you go to NYC or Boston or DC, then you go to Las Vegas to retire out from. Pay in NYC is insanely good but the costs of living are too.

    If you stay in the Midwest you do okay but not spectacular. You retire out on $40 instead of $100K a year though.

    They hire a lot of guys with aircraft experience or at least schooling.

    It is not statistically dangerous but if you fall in a tall shaft generally you get killed. Elevator shafts can also be insanely filthy.

  187. @MEH 0910
    https://journalism.nyu.edu/wp-content/uploads/news-greg-howard.jpg

    And they said that poor kid from Kentucky had a smirk!

  188. @The Alarmist

    "I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not."
     
    As a white male, I can agree with this statement, but I also have the same problem with black women. Maybe it is the gender at issue here.

    BTW, do black men not use the term "Becky"?

    BTW, do black men not use the term “Becky”?

    I’m sure men in the Cosby family do.

  189. @Oddsbodkins
    Wegmans are a gem and their store-branded copies are often better than the original.

    They have come in to the Philly suburbs market and they are really kicking butt. The dominant player in this area used to be Acme – older stores, smaller footprint, very generic merchandise. Wegman’s is in a whole ‘nuther league – you can’t even begin to compare. Compared to a Wegman’s, the Acme stores look 20 years behind and are unfixable because of the small footprints. Acmes are closing left and right as the leases come up.

    What we are seeing in the US right now is the death of the middle class. There is a retail apocalypse going on. Either you go upscale (Nordstrom, Wegman’s) or you go downscale (Wal-Mart, Aldi) but the middle class shopper who goes to Sears and to Acme is literally dead.

    • Replies: @Bleuteaux
    I think part of the reason for the retail apocalypse is that shopping has become absolutely unbearable. No one wants to spend two hours in a retail store surveying ironing options when you can do it entirely online. Driving, gasoline costs, rude staff and other customers, endless checkout lines, fewer product options. Stores have brought a lot of it on themselves.
  190. @Autochthon
    It's actually "de-elevator" not "the elevator." Nelson explained in interviews the de-elevator is Satan. The song is about not giving in to the evil of sloth and despair, and the importance of seeing the positive side of things, living one's life with purpose and joy to prevent ennui.

    (Not At All) Fun Fact: Nelson actually went on to die alone in an elevator, where, like Nobokov's unfortunate, he lay for many hours undiscovered.

    (Maybe?) Fun Fact: A famous manufacturer of the machines is called "Prince Elevator." They are kind of the Otis of India.

    I recommend to young
    persons they consider becoming elevator-mechanics. The pay and job security are excellent, and the nature of the job means not having to sit in an office or be hectored by managers and meetings, since one is in the field away from the suits.

    Any kind of commercial mechanical service is a good area to get into for non-college oriented types – HVAC technician, backup generator service, escalators, etc. Any skilled tradesman who has to go into a unionized commercial building in NYC is going to get paid well. Construction is boom/bust but these kind of service jobs are pretty recession proof.

  191. @El Dato
    black&smug.jpg

    I’ve learned that bodychecking, bumping or even rubbing against a random white woman can be personally hazardous.

     

    Just going for a "rub" and then you are seconds away from the imaginary lynching. The mental emmetillization of blacks needs to stop!

    > Black
    > Complains that white women don't make way for his majesty
    > Muh oppression

    OT:

    Another case closed:

    No charges for police officers who fatally shot unarmed black man Stephon Clark 'in the back'

    The rules are that you shouldn't point mobile phones at nervous officers unless (as apparently is the case here) your are really into suicide by cop.


    Clark's postmortem has become a source of widespread controversy, after two autopsies – one conducted by the authorities and the other commissioned by Clark's family – came to different conclusions. Dr Bennet Omalu, who conducted the autopsy on behalf of Clark's family, stated that out of the 20 shots the officers fired during the showdown, seven bullets entered the man's body from behind, each of them deadly.

    The official autopsy disputed that conclusion, with Sacramento county coroner saying that Clark appeared to have been shot while moving towards the police officers, and alleging that Omalu had mixed up entry and exit wounds.
     

    One way or another, a resurrection by South African preacher sadly ain't gonna work.

    Apart from sparking mass protests over police brutality and racial profiling, Clark's death inspired a proposed overhaul of police guidelines as to when officers can use deadly force against suspects. However, the initial bill stalled, and the new one proposing a change from "reasonable" to "necessary" regarding when an officer may resort to deadly force, faced fierce opposition from law enforcement.
     
    Donut shops can't handle the economic uncertainty.

    Trained police officers should be able to distinguish an iPhone from a gun. This was murder, pure and simple. Such trigger happy goons need to be kicked out of the force and face the full power of the law. Why are they held to a lower standard than the general public?

    • Replies: @bomag
    Agree here.

    I'm nursing plenty of grudges over such misconduct I've seen around me.

    But police witness first hand the mendacity of the court system, where a large part of it is "punishment by process". They worry that EVERY shooting will result in charges filed, and down the hole they go; along with more scrutiny on all the other misconduct.

    Quite a bit of social arrangement consists of who gets immunity from the rules and who doesn't.

    , @J.Ross
    Both a gun and a cased iPhone in profile look like a black shape. Verification could mean ending up like all the cops assassinated by BLM. Remember, if you're wearing a cop uniform, people do want to walk up and shoot you for that alone.
  192. @James Speaks
    To those who don't know, Wegmans is paradise.

    They’ve opened up a few near me and I don’t see what the big deal is. Nice enough–sure–and very very large, but too oriented toward ‘prepared food’ for my taste (I like to cook my own food). I’d shop there if it were the closest store, but it’s not.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    I was in Frederick, Md for a time. They had Giant Eagle and also Giant, or just Eagle. I forget. And Wally World. But the Wegmans was the place to go for cheese, persimmons, tea, etc. Stuff to clog the arteries, then cleanse them again.
    , @Jack D
    It's not like they are shortchanging the amount of space devoted to raw ingredients because the have so much prepared food - the stores are so big that they have BOTH. And the fact that the stores have so many profit centers allows them to play games with pricing - they are clearly selling some items as loss leaders (or at a low markup) and can afford to do so because they expect once they get you in the store you will buy some high markup prepared items. If you are disciplined you can walk right past the $2/ea cupcakes and pick up the 99 cent/lb. chicken.
  193. @J.Ross
    >white women refuse to get out of my way because America is racist
    Sometimes the manful thing to do is to not take shortcuts.
    https://horriblyamazingfilms.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/rotor-badass-chair-walk.gif

    At first I thought this was from THX-1138, but the cop cars in the background make me think possibly Magnum Force?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    R.O.T.O.R., a gloriously awful RoboCop ripoff from 1987. Because it takes place in Texas (where most of RoboCop was filmed, despite the claims one hears in Detroit), its mercifully brief racial subplot involves an American Indian instead of a Basketball American. The chair scene is all the better because it's supposed to be scary, it's supposed to be the first clue that the robot policeman follows instructions like a German.
  194. @Peterike
    OT: Trump fails miserably again

    “The Trump administration will be extending the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 300,000 foreign nationals, in a sharp immigration policy reversal from last year's decision by President Trump decision to eliminate TPS amnesty.... but goes further by covering hundreds of thousands of nationals from Sudan, Haiti, Nicaragua and El Salvador through January 2020.”

    How is this different from what any GOPe traitor would give us?

    A lot of this shit has to do with Nielson and the servile deference that DHS gives to the judicial branch. I was a big Nielsen booster at first but after an initial strong showing she’s been a failure.

    How much of this is Nielson being fed bad info by Office of Chief Counsel and how much is her being rattled to her bones after being confronted at her home/public is a question of merit.

    DHS’ upper management and OCC needs an enema. Tom Honan or Rich Vitello needs to be given a bite at the apple, given they have experience working in two or three of DHS’ component bureaus. Part of the reason DHS is such a mess is because no one really wants to admit it functions as a “Ministry of the Interior” would in the Middle East. Its effectively internal security, but this fact makes people uncomfortable so instead of getting a spymaster or an iron fist in a velvet glove type we get this succession of over credentialed types with little experience of running a bureaucracy of this nature.

    Chertoff and Kelly might be the only two who knew what DHS was about, was comfortable with it, and could run a bureaucracy. Ridge and Napalitano were duds, and somehow Jeh Johnson’s experience as general counsel of the DoD meant he was fit to run the department? (No, he was a rubber stamp for whatever half assed plans the Obama Admin came up with).

    Some inside baseball stuff here but it really is about time DHS had someone promote from the ranks versus the Secretary slot being treated as another “Ambassador to Monaco” style giveaway.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    This is very true. While Trump is partly rightly criticized for bad handling of a governmemt bureaucracy (which in fairness to him is mutinous; his mistake lies in the lack of purges), the fact is that the norm for beauracratic leadership is "spoils appointments" like that colossal idiot Comey, or almost everyone under W, and this is probably the origin of the bureaucrat's certainty regarding who's really in charge. But I would take a short bus passenger like Jeh over a maniac and declared enemy like Eric Holder.
  195. @MikeatMikedotMike
    "I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not."

    I could fill a book with all of the inconsiderate behaviors of blacks, particularly their women and teenagers, when forced to interact with them in public.

    “I could fill a book with all of the inconsiderate behaviors of blacks, particularly their women and teenagers, when forced to interact with them in public.”
    Same. It would be biblical sized.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    “I could fill a book with all of the inconsiderate behaviors of blacks, particularly their women and teenagers, when forced to interact with them in public.”
    Same. It would be biblical sized.
     
    It would be Talmud sized, in fact.

    https://www.judaicaplace.com/english-full-size-artscroll-shas-schottenstein-edition-of-the-talmud-in-hebrew-and-english-complete-73-volume-set/9781578190676/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2sbGspDq4AIVSxtpCh07JwZUEAQYAyABEgLrCvD_BwE
  196. Maybe he’ll have better luck where they drive on the wrong side of the road. Although negotiating a sidewalk or hallway pass with an Indian can be tricky.

  197. @Clifford Brown
    OT-

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/business/jeff-bezos-lauren-sanchez-amazon-hollywood.html

    The New York Times Business Section blames Hollywood for Jeff Bezos' recent erratic behavior, not testosterone injections. Maybe they are right, LA decadence seems to have also pushed the once nerdy Elon Musk over the edge.

    Hollywood decadence has destroyed almost every child actor. Nerds who never excelled socially suddenly being treated like the captain of the football team may not adjust well. Who knew?

  198. He looks like that Nigerian MD who shot up Bronx Lebanon Hospital, that Henry Bello fellow.

  199. @Escher
    Trained police officers should be able to distinguish an iPhone from a gun. This was murder, pure and simple. Such trigger happy goons need to be kicked out of the force and face the full power of the law. Why are they held to a lower standard than the general public?

    Agree here.

    I’m nursing plenty of grudges over such misconduct I’ve seen around me.

    But police witness first hand the mendacity of the court system, where a large part of it is “punishment by process”. They worry that EVERY shooting will result in charges filed, and down the hole they go; along with more scrutiny on all the other misconduct.

    Quite a bit of social arrangement consists of who gets immunity from the rules and who doesn’t.

  200. @TheBoom
    Women looking into a void in public is also a power play. Being aloof makes women feel high status and powerful. Even overweight, middle aged women act this way in blue cities.

    Western women (especially blue state white ones) believe they have the right to 100% control over their surroundings. They never want a lower status (less than obvious alpha) man to interact with them in any way unless they initiate it or he is helping them in time of need.

    It is amusing to watch this in Asia because even the women understand that no man is attracted to them but they are addicted to the power play.

    I see this every day in a corporate setting.

  201. @Jack D
    They have come in to the Philly suburbs market and they are really kicking butt. The dominant player in this area used to be Acme - older stores, smaller footprint, very generic merchandise. Wegman's is in a whole 'nuther league - you can't even begin to compare. Compared to a Wegman's, the Acme stores look 20 years behind and are unfixable because of the small footprints. Acmes are closing left and right as the leases come up.

    What we are seeing in the US right now is the death of the middle class. There is a retail apocalypse going on. Either you go upscale (Nordstrom, Wegman's) or you go downscale (Wal-Mart, Aldi) but the middle class shopper who goes to Sears and to Acme is literally dead.

    I think part of the reason for the retail apocalypse is that shopping has become absolutely unbearable. No one wants to spend two hours in a retail store surveying ironing options when you can do it entirely online. Driving, gasoline costs, rude staff and other customers, endless checkout lines, fewer product options. Stores have brought a lot of it on themselves.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    It's the Yogi Berra paradox - nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded!
    , @Anonymous
    People still often want to go to a store where it isn't too crowded, the merchandise is of known consistent quality, the staff is helpful and prices are not extortionate even if high enough to maintain the quality facility and staff.

    Sears Roebuck was that way until fairly recent times. Then Lampert got in there and it went from bad to intolerable. It's a bust out, of course.

    If Sears was exactly as it was in 1973 I guarantee it'd make money. Not everyone always wants to go to Walmart. Walmart doesn't sell appliances , bigger shop equipment, or any decent tools and the service sucks.
  202. anon[153] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim Christian
    Brady does BlackFace! Quickly! Arrest that man!

    http://images.performgroup.com/di/library/omnisport/bd/6c/brady-tom-1003201-getty-ftr_wuluy2vzh65n142q1vwdtflh4.jpg?t=1005536878&w=960&quality=70

    If all men looked more like Brady I’d gladly bump into them and wouldn’t mind casual brushing past, blonds are nice too, I’d smile casually bump, rub and allow them to man-handle then I’d go on my way with a smile having a nice day having met such fine, courteous men along the way. But alas…I gladly step out of the way.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    I stay off the streets while on foot. I hate general-population people. I love MY people of course, but the public is a hideous slice of humanity. Humanity is hostile, dangerous personally and nowadays for many, professionally.
  203. @Stephen Paul Foster
    "I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not."

    Greg Howard, meet Nancy Sinatra. "These Boots are made for Walking."


    https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=L7B7XIG6GYj85gL11pfICg&q=nancy+sinatra+these+boots+are+made+for+walking&oq=nancy+sinatra+these+&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0l10.3929.8774..10639...0.0..0.77.1233.21......0....1..gws-wiz.....0..0i131.Cn1ycmbo0v4

    ““I’ve found that most people walk courteously ”

    Obviously avoids the more swarthy pedestrian areas.

  204. @MEH 0910
    https://journalism.nyu.edu/wp-content/uploads/news-greg-howard.jpg

    When I lived in NYC, everybody shoved everybody.

  205. @bored identity
    Rerouting for black men, including even highly vulnerable picaninnies, is not problem confined only to community of white women.

    Latinos are also notoriously maladapted to delicate art of walkability in highly urban areas.

    Just aks a non-proverbial Laquisha about being forced to act like a cat on hot bricks, every time some old like a dirty Mexamerindian neglectfully disables their GAAPS (The Global African American Positioning System) capabilities around her offspring:


    https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/682*367/7-11-2018-willowbrook-beating-rodriguez-1.jpg

    https://scallywagandvagabond.com/2018/07/laquisha-jones-arrested-rodolpho-rodriguez-attack/

    “Laquisha”? Really?

  206. @Mr McKenna
    They've opened up a few near me and I don't see what the big deal is. Nice enough--sure--and very very large, but too oriented toward 'prepared food' for my taste (I like to cook my own food). I'd shop there if it were the closest store, but it's not.

    I was in Frederick, Md for a time. They had Giant Eagle and also Giant, or just Eagle. I forget. And Wally World. But the Wegmans was the place to go for cheese, persimmons, tea, etc. Stuff to clog the arteries, then cleanse them again.

  207. @Mr McKenna
    They've opened up a few near me and I don't see what the big deal is. Nice enough--sure--and very very large, but too oriented toward 'prepared food' for my taste (I like to cook my own food). I'd shop there if it were the closest store, but it's not.

    It’s not like they are shortchanging the amount of space devoted to raw ingredients because the have so much prepared food – the stores are so big that they have BOTH. And the fact that the stores have so many profit centers allows them to play games with pricing – they are clearly selling some items as loss leaders (or at a low markup) and can afford to do so because they expect once they get you in the store you will buy some high markup prepared items. If you are disciplined you can walk right past the $2/ea cupcakes and pick up the 99 cent/lb. chicken.

    • Replies: @GermanReader2
    An acquaintance of mine works in a supermarket. According to him things like the generic brand cream are sold at a loss (at least if you factor in spoiled goods, cooling). Their biggest money makers are sweets, because they do not spoil easily, do not have to be cooled, and are sold with a huge margin.
    , @Mr McKenna

    It’s not like they are shortchanging the amount of space devoted to raw ingredients because the have so much prepared food – the stores are so big that they have BOTH.
     
    Very true, but by the same token the stores are so big that if I've forgotten something which is in the far end of the store, I'll just skip buying it. I'm happier in a place of more manageable size, where so much of the place isn't given over to things I've no interest in.

    If you are disciplined you can walk right past the $2/ea cupcakes and pick up the 99 cent/lb. chicken.
     
    Cut-rate chicken meat may be one of the last things I'd ever buy, except perhaps for my dog. Cupcakes never, at any price.
  208. @ThreeCranes
    Gal in the front row on the right is cute!

    Gal in the front row on the right is cute!

    She’d be around 120 years old now. Ask someone in Fernie, B.C.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    Definitely not half my age plus seven. Dang.
  209. @Bleuteaux
    I think part of the reason for the retail apocalypse is that shopping has become absolutely unbearable. No one wants to spend two hours in a retail store surveying ironing options when you can do it entirely online. Driving, gasoline costs, rude staff and other customers, endless checkout lines, fewer product options. Stores have brought a lot of it on themselves.

    It’s the Yogi Berra paradox – nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded!

  210. @Jack D
    It's not like they are shortchanging the amount of space devoted to raw ingredients because the have so much prepared food - the stores are so big that they have BOTH. And the fact that the stores have so many profit centers allows them to play games with pricing - they are clearly selling some items as loss leaders (or at a low markup) and can afford to do so because they expect once they get you in the store you will buy some high markup prepared items. If you are disciplined you can walk right past the $2/ea cupcakes and pick up the 99 cent/lb. chicken.

    An acquaintance of mine works in a supermarket. According to him things like the generic brand cream are sold at a loss (at least if you factor in spoiled goods, cooling). Their biggest money makers are sweets, because they do not spoil easily, do not have to be cooled, and are sold with a huge margin.

  211. @R.G. Camara
    I get the very strong feeling that this actress (Diana Muldaur) was incredibly difficult to work with. Not only was she surprisingly killed off like this on L.A. Law, but she also was unceremoniously removed from Star Trek: The Next Generation; she had come in the second season to be the new doctor (replacing Gates McFadden, whose contract was not renewed), but then the next season McFadden returned.

    When you're a part of two hit shows that don't go around removing characters all that often, but you're removed from both, that says to me that behind the scenes you were hard to deal with.

    McFadden has a son who is 27 — so maybe she left the show for a year on pregnancy leave? At any rate, Muldaur always played flinty, difficult women so she well could have been that way IRL

    On the original 5-0 she showed up as McGarrett’s old flame and then as wife of race-car driver Ricardo Montalban!

  212. @duncsbaby
    At first I thought this was from THX-1138, but the cop cars in the background make me think possibly Magnum Force?

    R.O.T.O.R., a gloriously awful RoboCop ripoff from 1987. Because it takes place in Texas (where most of RoboCop was filmed, despite the claims one hears in Detroit), its mercifully brief racial subplot involves an American Indian instead of a Basketball American. The chair scene is all the better because it’s supposed to be scary, it’s supposed to be the first clue that the robot policeman follows instructions like a German.

  213. @Escher
    Trained police officers should be able to distinguish an iPhone from a gun. This was murder, pure and simple. Such trigger happy goons need to be kicked out of the force and face the full power of the law. Why are they held to a lower standard than the general public?

    Both a gun and a cased iPhone in profile look like a black shape. Verification could mean ending up like all the cops assassinated by BLM. Remember, if you’re wearing a cop uniform, people do want to walk up and shoot you for that alone.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    There are actual guns shaped like cell phones:

    https://www.idealconceal.com/about-us/
  214. @Jack Hanson
    A lot of this shit has to do with Nielson and the servile deference that DHS gives to the judicial branch. I was a big Nielsen booster at first but after an initial strong showing she's been a failure.

    How much of this is Nielson being fed bad info by Office of Chief Counsel and how much is her being rattled to her bones after being confronted at her home/public is a question of merit.

    DHS' upper management and OCC needs an enema. Tom Honan or Rich Vitello needs to be given a bite at the apple, given they have experience working in two or three of DHS' component bureaus. Part of the reason DHS is such a mess is because no one really wants to admit it functions as a "Ministry of the Interior" would in the Middle East. Its effectively internal security, but this fact makes people uncomfortable so instead of getting a spymaster or an iron fist in a velvet glove type we get this succession of over credentialed types with little experience of running a bureaucracy of this nature.

    Chertoff and Kelly might be the only two who knew what DHS was about, was comfortable with it, and could run a bureaucracy. Ridge and Napalitano were duds, and somehow Jeh Johnson's experience as general counsel of the DoD meant he was fit to run the department? (No, he was a rubber stamp for whatever half assed plans the Obama Admin came up with).

    Some inside baseball stuff here but it really is about time DHS had someone promote from the ranks versus the Secretary slot being treated as another "Ambassador to Monaco" style giveaway.

    This is very true. While Trump is partly rightly criticized for bad handling of a governmemt bureaucracy (which in fairness to him is mutinous; his mistake lies in the lack of purges), the fact is that the norm for beauracratic leadership is “spoils appointments” like that colossal idiot Comey, or almost everyone under W, and this is probably the origin of the bureaucrat’s certainty regarding who’s really in charge. But I would take a short bus passenger like Jeh over a maniac and declared enemy like Eric Holder.

  215. @Intelligent Dasein

    As a white male, I can agree with this statement, but I also have the same problem with black women. Maybe it is the gender at issue here.
     
    Women in general have no sense of organization or process or regard for the bigger picture. They just barrel ahead---literally and figuratively---with whatever they have a mind to do at the moment. They don't realize when they are in the way, or causing inconvenience to others.

    Mexicans of both sexes are also like this. It's one of things I find most annoying about them. They mosey across the street with no sense of urgency, or stop in the middle of an aisle, or hold up an entire line of people at the checkstand for some trivial reason. To be fair, there is also a particular White man's version of this which absolutely enrages me. It occurs when you're standing behind some "family guy" in the fast food line and, after ten minutes of shuffling through the queue, he finally arrives at the counter, only then to turn to his kids and say, "Okay, what do you want?"

    That's when you just want to beat the dude senseless. Didn't you just have like ten freaking minutes to figure that out? What were you doing all that time? And furthermore, to take a broader view of the proceedings, how did you acquire such a massive sense of safety so as to treat the entire world as nothing but a vast, extended playground for you and your little dumplings to cuddle-bug around in? Don't you realize that the only reason we're all standing here in this stupid line, exchanging dollars and burgers across a counter with our fellow human beings in a relatively orderly manner, is so that we don't have to kill each other just to get something to eat? Don't you realize that this orderly process, which is sometimes termed "civilization," requires not only the subjugation of those vital instincts of mine which you are now provoking, but also the willingness on everyone's part to not engage in such provoking behavior, lest the thin veneer of society break down and we revert to the pure savagery of the brutes? Do you not understand that every person and every situation is, under the right circumstances, dangerous? There are potential dangers all around you to which you seem entirely oblivious. What happened to your own survival instincts? Have you been so dulled and deceived and defanged by modern convenience that you no longer have any fear of death, any free-floating trepidation in the presence of the myriad hazards of the world-around? And if that's all too deep and Heideggerian for you to absorb, couldn't you at least be brought to the realization of the more mundane version of the same truth, viz. that time is money and that your carelessness is clogging up the wheels of commerce upon which we all depend?

    Civilization is coextensive with discipline, and that is why it requires nothing so much as firm enforcers who make sure that squishy people don't bring the whole thing down with their selfish obliviousness. This element has been suppressed for far too long and has resulted in a preponderance of people who have never in their lives felt one pang of mortal dread and who consequently lack any conception of how or why their society functions. I am reminded here of two passages from scripture which together pretty clearly elucidate the whole situation: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the foolish woman tears down her house with her own hands.

    Lovely rant; thanks.

  216. @Intelligent Dasein

    As a white male, I can agree with this statement, but I also have the same problem with black women. Maybe it is the gender at issue here.
     
    Women in general have no sense of organization or process or regard for the bigger picture. They just barrel ahead---literally and figuratively---with whatever they have a mind to do at the moment. They don't realize when they are in the way, or causing inconvenience to others.

    Mexicans of both sexes are also like this. It's one of things I find most annoying about them. They mosey across the street with no sense of urgency, or stop in the middle of an aisle, or hold up an entire line of people at the checkstand for some trivial reason. To be fair, there is also a particular White man's version of this which absolutely enrages me. It occurs when you're standing behind some "family guy" in the fast food line and, after ten minutes of shuffling through the queue, he finally arrives at the counter, only then to turn to his kids and say, "Okay, what do you want?"

    That's when you just want to beat the dude senseless. Didn't you just have like ten freaking minutes to figure that out? What were you doing all that time? And furthermore, to take a broader view of the proceedings, how did you acquire such a massive sense of safety so as to treat the entire world as nothing but a vast, extended playground for you and your little dumplings to cuddle-bug around in? Don't you realize that the only reason we're all standing here in this stupid line, exchanging dollars and burgers across a counter with our fellow human beings in a relatively orderly manner, is so that we don't have to kill each other just to get something to eat? Don't you realize that this orderly process, which is sometimes termed "civilization," requires not only the subjugation of those vital instincts of mine which you are now provoking, but also the willingness on everyone's part to not engage in such provoking behavior, lest the thin veneer of society break down and we revert to the pure savagery of the brutes? Do you not understand that every person and every situation is, under the right circumstances, dangerous? There are potential dangers all around you to which you seem entirely oblivious. What happened to your own survival instincts? Have you been so dulled and deceived and defanged by modern convenience that you no longer have any fear of death, any free-floating trepidation in the presence of the myriad hazards of the world-around? And if that's all too deep and Heideggerian for you to absorb, couldn't you at least be brought to the realization of the more mundane version of the same truth, viz. that time is money and that your carelessness is clogging up the wheels of commerce upon which we all depend?

    Civilization is coextensive with discipline, and that is why it requires nothing so much as firm enforcers who make sure that squishy people don't bring the whole thing down with their selfish obliviousness. This element has been suppressed for far too long and has resulted in a preponderance of people who have never in their lives felt one pang of mortal dread and who consequently lack any conception of how or why their society functions. I am reminded here of two passages from scripture which together pretty clearly elucidate the whole situation: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the foolish woman tears down her house with her own hands.

    Being shocked at needing to complete transactions is a behavior that seems to hold true across cultures, at least in my experience. It was the subject of a memorable Dave Barry column way back when you could write funny things in newspapers.

    He describes being in a checkout line in a busy supermarket. He watches woman after woman, after waiting many many minutes to get to the front of line, then seeing all of their items scanned, suddenly realizing that they need to pay for their purchases, and getting hopelessly wrapped up in digging through giant handbags to find their wallets, fussing about between cash and cards, methodically searching for, assembling, and adding up exact change (these were always the ones who had one item whose price they should have known exactly in advance), and generally taking a geological age to complete their transactions. All the while, of course, Dave has his items all totted up, and is clutching the exact change needed in his hand, meaning his transaction takes about 17 seconds.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Yeah, years ago when I took "public transit", it would always be some woman on a rainy cold night who, being first in line, would ask the driver of the 23T bus if it went to Mars, and then, on being that it did, was surprised to learn that she had to pay for the ride, and then began to fumble in her purse. Meanwhile everybody else had been standing in the rain for 90 seconds.

    My second favorite is the people in the McDonald's line ahead of me who act like they've never seen a hamburger before, and then agonize about customizing a #3.
  217. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross
    Both a gun and a cased iPhone in profile look like a black shape. Verification could mean ending up like all the cops assassinated by BLM. Remember, if you're wearing a cop uniform, people do want to walk up and shoot you for that alone.

    There are actual guns shaped like cell phones:

    https://www.idealconceal.com/about-us/

  218. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bleuteaux
    I think part of the reason for the retail apocalypse is that shopping has become absolutely unbearable. No one wants to spend two hours in a retail store surveying ironing options when you can do it entirely online. Driving, gasoline costs, rude staff and other customers, endless checkout lines, fewer product options. Stores have brought a lot of it on themselves.

    People still often want to go to a store where it isn’t too crowded, the merchandise is of known consistent quality, the staff is helpful and prices are not extortionate even if high enough to maintain the quality facility and staff.

    Sears Roebuck was that way until fairly recent times. Then Lampert got in there and it went from bad to intolerable. It’s a bust out, of course.

    If Sears was exactly as it was in 1973 I guarantee it’d make money. Not everyone always wants to go to Walmart. Walmart doesn’t sell appliances , bigger shop equipment, or any decent tools and the service sucks.

  219. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Mexico
    "I could fill a book with all of the inconsiderate behaviors of blacks, particularly their women and teenagers, when forced to interact with them in public."
    Same. It would be biblical sized.

    “I could fill a book with all of the inconsiderate behaviors of blacks, particularly their women and teenagers, when forced to interact with them in public.”
    Same. It would be biblical sized.

    It would be Talmud sized, in fact.

    https://www.judaicaplace.com/english-full-size-artscroll-shas-schottenstein-edition-of-the-talmud-in-hebrew-and-english-complete-73-volume-set/9781578190676/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2sbGspDq4AIVSxtpCh07JwZUEAQYAyABEgLrCvD_BwE

  220. @Jack D
    It's not like they are shortchanging the amount of space devoted to raw ingredients because the have so much prepared food - the stores are so big that they have BOTH. And the fact that the stores have so many profit centers allows them to play games with pricing - they are clearly selling some items as loss leaders (or at a low markup) and can afford to do so because they expect once they get you in the store you will buy some high markup prepared items. If you are disciplined you can walk right past the $2/ea cupcakes and pick up the 99 cent/lb. chicken.

    It’s not like they are shortchanging the amount of space devoted to raw ingredients because the have so much prepared food – the stores are so big that they have BOTH.

    Very true, but by the same token the stores are so big that if I’ve forgotten something which is in the far end of the store, I’ll just skip buying it. I’m happier in a place of more manageable size, where so much of the place isn’t given over to things I’ve no interest in.

    If you are disciplined you can walk right past the $2/ea cupcakes and pick up the 99 cent/lb. chicken.

    Cut-rate chicken meat may be one of the last things I’d ever buy, except perhaps for my dog. Cupcakes never, at any price.

  221. @Reg Cæsar

    Gal in the front row on the right is cute!
     
    She'd be around 120 years old now. Ask someone in Fernie, B.C.

    Definitely not half my age plus seven. Dang.

  222. @Intelligent Dasein

    As a white male, I can agree with this statement, but I also have the same problem with black women. Maybe it is the gender at issue here.
     
    Women in general have no sense of organization or process or regard for the bigger picture. They just barrel ahead---literally and figuratively---with whatever they have a mind to do at the moment. They don't realize when they are in the way, or causing inconvenience to others.

    Mexicans of both sexes are also like this. It's one of things I find most annoying about them. They mosey across the street with no sense of urgency, or stop in the middle of an aisle, or hold up an entire line of people at the checkstand for some trivial reason. To be fair, there is also a particular White man's version of this which absolutely enrages me. It occurs when you're standing behind some "family guy" in the fast food line and, after ten minutes of shuffling through the queue, he finally arrives at the counter, only then to turn to his kids and say, "Okay, what do you want?"

    That's when you just want to beat the dude senseless. Didn't you just have like ten freaking minutes to figure that out? What were you doing all that time? And furthermore, to take a broader view of the proceedings, how did you acquire such a massive sense of safety so as to treat the entire world as nothing but a vast, extended playground for you and your little dumplings to cuddle-bug around in? Don't you realize that the only reason we're all standing here in this stupid line, exchanging dollars and burgers across a counter with our fellow human beings in a relatively orderly manner, is so that we don't have to kill each other just to get something to eat? Don't you realize that this orderly process, which is sometimes termed "civilization," requires not only the subjugation of those vital instincts of mine which you are now provoking, but also the willingness on everyone's part to not engage in such provoking behavior, lest the thin veneer of society break down and we revert to the pure savagery of the brutes? Do you not understand that every person and every situation is, under the right circumstances, dangerous? There are potential dangers all around you to which you seem entirely oblivious. What happened to your own survival instincts? Have you been so dulled and deceived and defanged by modern convenience that you no longer have any fear of death, any free-floating trepidation in the presence of the myriad hazards of the world-around? And if that's all too deep and Heideggerian for you to absorb, couldn't you at least be brought to the realization of the more mundane version of the same truth, viz. that time is money and that your carelessness is clogging up the wheels of commerce upon which we all depend?

    Civilization is coextensive with discipline, and that is why it requires nothing so much as firm enforcers who make sure that squishy people don't bring the whole thing down with their selfish obliviousness. This element has been suppressed for far too long and has resulted in a preponderance of people who have never in their lives felt one pang of mortal dread and who consequently lack any conception of how or why their society functions. I am reminded here of two passages from scripture which together pretty clearly elucidate the whole situation: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the foolish woman tears down her house with her own hands.

    I agree with both LRC’ist’s replies. I was going to make the same observation he made (through Dave Barry) about women not even getting their purse out of their handbag before the final tally, even down to the scrabbling in the bottom of the bag for exact change. Exasperating.

    But it makes you realize why white women and black men are natural allies. Both live in the moment. Neither gives a hoot about forward planning, when it doesn’t suit them. And when a white male speaks up and corrects a white woman, tries to get her to behave in compliance with social norms for the reasons you listed above; tries, as you did, to make her realize why it all hangs together, why then, a comeuppance is in order. She, furious, will reward his temerity by cuckolding with her natural ally, the other “minority” who just can’t seem to get it right.

    Some have called it revenge on Daddy, on white men in general, or on a single white man in particular.
    Whatever, it is a thing.

  223. @James Speaks
    To those who don't know, Wegmans is paradise.

    Last time I looked at Wegmans (and Aldi and Trader Joe’s- Thank you the Albrecht bro’s) were all privately owned.
    Otherwise I’d have invested a pittance or two in them. They all have the low time preference thing big time.

  224. @The Last Real Calvinist
    Being shocked at needing to complete transactions is a behavior that seems to hold true across cultures, at least in my experience. It was the subject of a memorable Dave Barry column way back when you could write funny things in newspapers.

    He describes being in a checkout line in a busy supermarket. He watches woman after woman, after waiting many many minutes to get to the front of line, then seeing all of their items scanned, suddenly realizing that they need to pay for their purchases, and getting hopelessly wrapped up in digging through giant handbags to find their wallets, fussing about between cash and cards, methodically searching for, assembling, and adding up exact change (these were always the ones who had one item whose price they should have known exactly in advance), and generally taking a geological age to complete their transactions. All the while, of course, Dave has his items all totted up, and is clutching the exact change needed in his hand, meaning his transaction takes about 17 seconds.

    Yeah, years ago when I took “public transit”, it would always be some woman on a rainy cold night who, being first in line, would ask the driver of the 23T bus if it went to Mars, and then, on being that it did, was surprised to learn that she had to pay for the ride, and then began to fumble in her purse. Meanwhile everybody else had been standing in the rain for 90 seconds.

    My second favorite is the people in the McDonald’s line ahead of me who act like they’ve never seen a hamburger before, and then agonize about customizing a #3.

  225. @anon
    If all men looked more like Brady I'd gladly bump into them and wouldn't mind casual brushing past, blonds are nice too, I'd smile casually bump, rub and allow them to man-handle then I'd go on my way with a smile having a nice day having met such fine, courteous men along the way. But alas...I gladly step out of the way.

    I stay off the streets while on foot. I hate general-population people. I love MY people of course, but the public is a hideous slice of humanity. Humanity is hostile, dangerous personally and nowadays for many, professionally.

  226. @Reg Cæsar

    Most people view those women’s swastikas as running counter-clockwise, which is why people tend to default to drawing them the other way.
     
    Are they dyslectic?

    The lass second-t0-right in the back does have a counter-clockwise fylfot. Did grandma sew it on wrong-side-up?

    ("Wrong side" and "right side" are the actual technical terms used in instructions in the fabric crafts.)

    No, they’re not dyslectic. People look at a swastika and imagine it to be moving so that the outer lines trail the spokes as the swastika theoretically spins:

  227. @James Speaks
    To those who don't know, Wegmans is paradise.

    Rochesterian here. Yes, people love their Wegmans. But to be honest, the competition has caught up. No, not Tops, but traveling around I’ve found newer Giant Eagles or Marianos as good or better. Wegmans is behind the curve when it comes to having a bar on premises!

    Also, Wegmans is generally overpriced with a heavy emphasis on subpar house brands. so I avoid it as much as possible.

  228. @Steve Sailer
    The one Wegmans supermarket I've been to in upstate New York was better than any supermarket I've been to in L.A., although I haven't gone to the expensive Gelsons in many years here.

    Cher always makes a big fuss over Wegmans whenever she is in the area. Alec Baldwin has done commercials for them too.

  229. @Steve Sailer
    Wegmans is mildly interesting from a Piketty Hidden Old Money standpoint. Wegmans is a wonderful supermarket chain with about 100 stores in the northeast. The Wegman family has owned it for about a century. Forbes estimates the family is worth $4 billion. They dispute that they are not. But, in any case, they are not terribly hidden: their name is on the front of the buildings, and when the boss buy himself a custom Ferrari, the local newspaper in Rochester, NY covers it.

    There's an interesting potential contradiction between Piketty's theory and the theory of private equity. The Wegmans wealth can't vanish because they still run Wegmans, so Forbes makes sure to try to estimate how wealthy they are. But the Wegman family itself has stuck to doing exactly the same thing for 100 years. Presumably, they find advantages in owning a private corporation instead of going public, cashing in and disappearing from the public eye.

    Even more shocking, they refuse to publically utilize the information they’ve gathered from 20+ years of “Shoppers Club” data. They could be making custom direct mail coupons based on what you buy (I’ve noticed BJs does a great job with this), but they say they’d rather not. I assume they aren’t selling it off either.

    I tend to avoid using mine because it seems groceries I enjoy and buy often they tend to discontinue. I’m afraid my account tips them off to unpopular items as some canary in the coalmine warning. I haven’t thought up a witty term for this yet.

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