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From soccer website Dream Team FC:

ANOTHER FOUR Borussia Dortmund’s 12-year-old wonderkid scores again for their Under-17s

Youssoufa Moukoko has now scored 14 goals in five games for Borussia Dortmund’s Under-17s despite only being 12

By James Robinson

2nd September 2017, 2:14 pm

The word wonderkid is massively overused.

But for Borussia Dormund striker Youssoufa Moukoko we think the term is fairly applicable.

For a start Moukoko is playing for Dortmund’s Under-17s… aged 12.

He’s a big lad for a twelve-year-old.

In other immigrant athlete age-related news, Angels’ designated hitter Albert Pujols, officially only 37-years-old, is earning $26 million for hitting .240 like a 39-year-old. FiveThirtyEight recently declared Pujols the worst player in baseball on the ground that the Angels would have won one or two more games so far this season if they had plugged a minimum wage ballplayer into Pujols’ slot in the lineup (not to mention what they could do with the $25.5 million).

Back when the Dominican-born Pujols was in high school in America, opposing coaches would boycott games against him because he sure didn’t look like a schoolboy.

The Angels owe Pujols another $135 million on his ten year contract, which will take him through nominal age 41.

This is not to say that Pujols in his prime was not an all-time great, just that his nominal career arc (Hall of Fame-level player as a rookie at age 21, washed-up at 37) would seem more likely if he were 23 when he debuted and is 39 now.

 
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  1. Cardinals fans will always love Albert, but boy are we happy the Cards didn’t match the Angels’ offer.

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    • Replies: @fish

    ......but boy are we happy the Cards didn’t match the Angels’ offer.
     
    It looks like the Giants are about to follow Anaheim down this road with Stanton. We'll have to see how much Baer and Sabean can get the Marlins ownership group to eat in order to take him off their hands.
    , @Flip
    Yep. His 11 years with the Cardinals were a thing to behold, but it is good that they held the line on their offer to him.
    , @Abe

    Cardinals fans will always love Albert, but boy are we happy the Cards didn’t match the Angels’ offer.
     
    As a Cardinals fan/former-St Louis native I disagree. Pujols was still a very good player in his first couple years as an Angel, and his stats were probably depressed by hitting in unfamiliar AL ballparks against unfamiliar AL pitching. In '12, (his first Angels year) Cardinals blew a 3-1 NLCS lead and their chance for back-to-back World Series appearances/titles. In '13 Cardinals blew a 2-1 World Series lead. Isn't it likely a player of Pujols's caliber and experience could have made just enough of a difference to nab one or both World Series titles? Pennants don't come easy or often (hey Dodgers fans!) and you have to go for it while you can. Cardinals were due for a rebuild anyway this decade so having Pujols's salary weighing down the franchise might not have made much of a difference. But Cardinals fans would now still be having the fun of watching him go after the (non-doped) all-time home run record, which he still has a shot at.
    , @AnotherDad

    The Angels owe Pujols another $135 million on his ten year contract, which will take him through nominal age 41.
     
    It's odd to me that their continue to be GMs who allow their teams to get fleeced like this.

    Yeah, you gotta pay for talent, but why the heck not write contacts where the big money only flows with big performance. The problem of players performance peaking as they approach free agency and slumping after a big contract is well known. Humans are human and respond to incentives. (See "Soviet Union".)

    Baseball is rife with fairly objective stats you can peg contracts to with as much complexity--including for handling injuries in the line of duty, etc. etc.--as you like. And ball players have big egos, it seems most of them would go for the contract that pays more, but only if they continue to be a stud--because they believe they will continue to be a stud.

    Pay for performance, not for some guy to enjoy middle aged retirement at the ballpark.
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  2. Not Raul says:

    >> He’s a big lad for a twelve-year-old. <<

    Indeed. I'd be surprised if he were younger than fifteen.

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    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
    I'll see your 15 year old posing as a twelve year old, and raise you a 30 yr.-old refugee posing as a 17 yr.-old high school basketball player . . .

    http://usatodayhss.com/2016/canadian-border-officials-arrest-african-30-year-old-posing-as-teen-basketball-player
    , @KM32
    He looks 25, to be honest.

    Seriously, how dumb are people, anyway? This picture is from an article posted when he was "eleven."

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CinCR0KXAAIQDEV.jpg

    , @Pat Boyle
    Pity that people don't have annual growth rings like trees. Then we could just take a core from the supposed juveniles.
  3. CCZ says:

    To win championships, just add a big batch of immigrants and refugees:

    Refugees, immigrants helped a Georgia high school build a diverse cross country dynasty

    May 19, 2017
    Emily Giambalvo, ESPN.com

    CLARKSTON, Ga. — Dubbed “the Ellis Island of the South” and “the most diverse square mile in America” by various publications, this suburb northeast of Atlanta has evolved into a magnet for refugees and immigrants from around the world since the 1990s, and 44 percent of its current population is foreign-born.

    As a result, the students at Clarkston High School come from more than 50 countries and speak nearly as many languages. Printed images of international flags — from Congo, Thailand, Pakistan, Ethiopia and others — hang inside the campus’ entryway, a mosaic-like tribute to the student body’s origins.

    The varsity boys’ cross country team is a microcosm of the school and the town, with all eight runners on this year’s squad having moved to the United States from Africa. In November, three days before the U.S. presidential election, that team won yet another state title.

    It was Clarkston’s third consecutive championship in the sport.

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    • Replies: @jon

    Dubbed “the Ellis Island of the South” and “the most diverse square mile in America"
     

    Printed images of international flags — from Congo, Thailand, Pakistan, Ethiopia and others — hang inside the campus’ entryway
     

    The varsity boys’ cross country team is a microcosm of the school and the town, with all eight runners on this year’s squad having moved to the United States from Africa.
     
    That all African cross country team doesn't sound like much of a microcosm. Indeed, it doesn't sound like it has any diversity at all.
    , @Romanian
    Was there an American flag there? At least to signify that there are still a few token Americans?
    , @Triumph104
    Bosnian immigrant and University of Chicago economist Emir Kamenica attended Clarkston High School for a time in the 90s when he first arrived in the United States. This American Life did a story on his high school years and found that Kamenica misremembered many key details, for the worse, about his life during that time.

    https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/504/how-i-got-into-college
    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    One cannot help but wonder what all that diversity has done for the school's average SAT scores.
  4. res says:

    And Pujols’ contract runs through 2021. Ouch!

    http://www.espn.com/los-angeles/mlb/story/_/id/7428226/albert-pujols-deal-completed-los-angeles-angels-worth-240m-10-years

    Check out the terms on his contract at that link. Some wild perks. At least it looks like they won’t have to pay off on the performance incentives ;-/

    The basics:

    Pujols’ salary increases to $16 million in 2013 and $23 million in 2014, then rises $1 million annually until he makes $30 million in 2021, when he will be 41.

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    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    I didn't know this til now,but the owner of the Angels is some Mexican dude named Moreno.Gotta LOL at that. Nice one,Jose!
  5. res says:

    Another wrinkle of the Pujols situation from the 538 comments:

    Matt Parson

    Dan Birrenkott Yeah the biggest loser in this whole thing, besides Angels fans, is Trout. I caught an Angels game a week ago and was shocked that Pujols hits directly behind Trout. That’s a joke. The best player in the league is being “protected” in the lineup by the league’s worst player.

    I’d be bummed if I were Trout.

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    • Replies: @JerryC
    Yeah, poor Trout. Uh, have you looked at his numbers? This has to prove once and for all that lineup protection just does not matter.
    , @The Last Real Calvinist

    Dan Birrenkott Yeah the biggest loser in this whole thing, besides Angels fans, is Trout. I caught an Angels game a week ago and was shocked that Pujols hits directly behind Trout. That’s a joke. The best player in the league is being “protected” in the lineup by the league’s worst player.

     

    Not anymore. The Angels have just acquired Justin Upton, and he's now hitting third, just behind Trout, who's hitting second. Upton's no superstar, but at this point he's a much better hitter than the sad shell of Pujols.

    These past few years it's certainly true that Trout has been astonishingly good in a pretty weak lineup that usually did have Pujols 'protecting' him. Trout is a superstar among superstars; if he stays on his career trajectory, he'll be considered one of the all-time greats.

  6. JerryC says:
    @res
    Another wrinkle of the Pujols situation from the 538 comments:

    Matt Parson

    Dan Birrenkott Yeah the biggest loser in this whole thing, besides Angels fans, is Trout. I caught an Angels game a week ago and was shocked that Pujols hits directly behind Trout. That's a joke. The best player in the league is being "protected" in the lineup by the league's worst player.
     
    I'd be bummed if I were Trout.

    Yeah, poor Trout. Uh, have you looked at his numbers? This has to prove once and for all that lineup protection just does not matter.

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    • Replies: @res
    I know what you mean. But I think the point is not that lineup protection does not matter. Rather it is that if you are sufficiently good you can perform at extraordinary levels even without lineup protection. I wonder if batting ahead of Pujols is helping Trout get more walks.
  7. guest says:

    “The word wonderkid is massively overused”

    “Wonderkid” isn’t a word, so I don’t see how it could be overused.

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    • Replies: @larry lurker

    “Wonderkid” isn’t a word, so I don’t see how it could be overused.
     
    A very badly translated calque.
  8. Don’t think like a cis-aged person! Moukoko can be any age he feels like.

    As for me, I’m coming out as trans-aged. I am thirty years old (again). Thirty was (is) the best age to be.

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  9. LKM says:

    OT: Today Toronto’s Globe & Mail ran a piece by resident cuckservative Konrad Yakabuski, in which he documents Hispanic underachievement and why Obama signed DACA (it had to do with getting more Hispanics to vote in 2012). From these facts, he then concludes that “These DREAMers deserve to dream. The country’s future depends on it.” This is Canada’s newspaper of record in The Current Year.

    Link

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  10. @Not Raul
    >> He’s a big lad for a twelve-year-old. <<

    Indeed. I'd be surprised if he were younger than fifteen.

    I’ll see your 15 year old posing as a twelve year old, and raise you a 30 yr.-old refugee posing as a 17 yr.-old high school basketball player . . .

    http://usatodayhss.com/2016/canadian-border-officials-arrest-african-30-year-old-posing-as-teen-basketball-player

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  11. They expect us to believe that an adult is 12 years old?

    In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.

    -Theodore Dalrymple

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    • Replies: @Parfois
    @ Johan

    That quote can be applied to capitalist societies as well (just swap communist with capitalist) and when one uses a wide brush to tar everyone, one wonders whether he has visited the easily accessible Cuba to arrive at his generalisations. By using that brush so liberally, he practises what he denounces. What's your point anyway?
  12. guest says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    Don't think like a cis-aged person! Moukoko can be any age he feels like.

    As for me, I'm coming out as trans-aged. I am thirty years old (again). Thirty was (is) the best age to be.

    All females are age-queer.

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    • Replies: @Lex
    And males are age-curious and age-questioning.
  13. KM32 says:
    @Not Raul
    >> He’s a big lad for a twelve-year-old. <<

    Indeed. I'd be surprised if he were younger than fifteen.

    He looks 25, to be honest.

    Seriously, how dumb are people, anyway? This picture is from an article posted when he was “eleven.”

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    • Replies: @bossel

    Seriously, how dumb are people, anyway?
     
    Yep, you got to wonder. Why do people judge others from some stupid pics...

    Anyway, his father was already living in Germany when he was born in Cameroon. Because he wanted his son to live in Germany later the father announced the birth officially with a German consulate in Cameroon at the time. Acc. to the father his mother is only 27 now.

    He may be big for his age, but - guess what - that happens, even among whites. In my basic school class there were some kids who looked like kindergarten kids & one guy who looked like 16. All white, all the same age.
    , @Joe Schmoe

    He looks 25, to be honest.

    Seriously, how dumb are people, anyway? This picture is from an article posted when he was “eleven.”
     
    It is amazing how dumb you can be when you want to be like when there is a steady paycheck in it for you. In their defense, however, maybe he really seems to have the mind of a 12 year old when you talk to him.
  14. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Why should Latino immigrant athletes stay motivated in their later career?

    This guy has been wealthy for a very long time already and he does not come from a nose to the grindstone culture. He probably wants the 3000 hits but the HR record is not gonna happen so … it’s still fun to cash the huge checks.

    Guys like Pujols look at industrious players and think “grind”…

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  15. fish says:
    @Eric Ruttencutter
    Cardinals fans will always love Albert, but boy are we happy the Cards didn't match the Angels' offer.

    ……but boy are we happy the Cards didn’t match the Angels’ offer.

    It looks like the Giants are about to follow Anaheim down this road with Stanton. We’ll have to see how much Baer and Sabean can get the Marlins ownership group to eat in order to take him off their hands.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Giancarlo dented a TV camera in the bleachers with his 53rd homer today (Labor Day).

    He has been hurt a whole lot in his career, although this year at age 27 we can see him at his peak. But he has a giant $300+ million 13 year contract that is heavily backloaded.

  16. @res
    Another wrinkle of the Pujols situation from the 538 comments:

    Matt Parson

    Dan Birrenkott Yeah the biggest loser in this whole thing, besides Angels fans, is Trout. I caught an Angels game a week ago and was shocked that Pujols hits directly behind Trout. That's a joke. The best player in the league is being "protected" in the lineup by the league's worst player.
     
    I'd be bummed if I were Trout.

    Dan Birrenkott Yeah the biggest loser in this whole thing, besides Angels fans, is Trout. I caught an Angels game a week ago and was shocked that Pujols hits directly behind Trout. That’s a joke. The best player in the league is being “protected” in the lineup by the league’s worst player.

    Not anymore. The Angels have just acquired Justin Upton, and he’s now hitting third, just behind Trout, who’s hitting second. Upton’s no superstar, but at this point he’s a much better hitter than the sad shell of Pujols.

    These past few years it’s certainly true that Trout has been astonishingly good in a pretty weak lineup that usually did have Pujols ‘protecting’ him. Trout is a superstar among superstars; if he stays on his career trajectory, he’ll be considered one of the all-time greats.

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    • Replies: @res
    Thanks! Upton is off to a great start with LA (after only 3 games). Here is batting order detail (and player links, etc.) for anyone who wants more information: https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/LAA/2017-batting-orders.shtml

    Pujols must have heard us talking about him. He went 3 for 5 today.
    , @Sideways
    One of the all-time greats? the best player of all time if he can continue this trajectory. He's on pace to pass Ruth for most career fWAR by the time he hits 40
  17. Some 12-year-old! However he won’t be able to earn any serious money unless he can compete against adults, and being so physically mature for his age, he has a substantial chance of losing out through injury before he is old enough to be allowed to play professionally.

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    • Replies: @Truth
    LOL, that boy in red looks older than he does.
    , @ken
    Just had my 12 year old son in for his physical. 5'3", 92 lbs. He's a good soccer player, but these three would crush him.
  18. Anon says: • Website • Disclaimer

    I have an idea for a movie.

    Remember the Nude Bomb?

    My idea is the Truth Bomb.

    A bomb goes off and its radiation makes everyone speak the truth for a day.

    So, all politicians, businessmen, teachers, activists, leaders, and etc all speak honestly about what they really think and feel.

    Imagine what Congressmen would say about whose butts they gotta kiss.

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  19. Freddy Adu wasn’t nearly as bad as people joke about.

    He played some nice soccer the last time he was given a chance on the national team.

    The poor man just never grew after he turned 14. So he stayed…a really good u-19 level soccer player and one who struggled to find a place at the professional level.

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    • Replies: @gunther
    Adu is listed as being 5'8". Lionel Messi at 5'7", seems to do OK.
  20. @res
    And Pujols' contract runs through 2021. Ouch!
    http://www.espn.com/los-angeles/mlb/story/_/id/7428226/albert-pujols-deal-completed-los-angeles-angels-worth-240m-10-years

    Check out the terms on his contract at that link. Some wild perks. At least it looks like they won't have to pay off on the performance incentives ;-/

    The basics:

    Pujols' salary increases to $16 million in 2013 and $23 million in 2014, then rises $1 million annually until he makes $30 million in 2021, when he will be 41.
     

    I didn’t know this til now,but the owner of the Angels is some Mexican dude named Moreno.Gotta LOL at that. Nice one,Jose!

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  21. Astorian says:

    It’s certainly possible that Albert Pujols is older than he claims to be, but even if he IS “only” 37, his decline was both predictable and inevitable. It’s ALWAYS dangerous (and usually foolish) to give a long-term contract to a player in his mid-thirties. Baseball players get “old” a lot earlier than fans realize. Decline is usually noticeable by age 32.

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  22. res says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Dan Birrenkott Yeah the biggest loser in this whole thing, besides Angels fans, is Trout. I caught an Angels game a week ago and was shocked that Pujols hits directly behind Trout. That’s a joke. The best player in the league is being “protected” in the lineup by the league’s worst player.

     

    Not anymore. The Angels have just acquired Justin Upton, and he's now hitting third, just behind Trout, who's hitting second. Upton's no superstar, but at this point he's a much better hitter than the sad shell of Pujols.

    These past few years it's certainly true that Trout has been astonishingly good in a pretty weak lineup that usually did have Pujols 'protecting' him. Trout is a superstar among superstars; if he stays on his career trajectory, he'll be considered one of the all-time greats.

    Thanks! Upton is off to a great start with LA (after only 3 games). Here is batting order detail (and player links, etc.) for anyone who wants more information: https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/LAA/2017-batting-orders.shtml

    Pujols must have heard us talking about him. He went 3 for 5 today.

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    • Replies: @JeremiahJohnbalaya
    I wanted to defend Pujols (at one point not long ago he was second or third RBIs in the league over the last two years; I was trying to find that stat and saw he went 3/5 today.)

    But i knew it was just b/c i've developed a soft spot for the Angels. Particularly with local Cox not carrying the Dodgers.

    And I'd totally forgot about the whole age thing. Reminds me of Dikembe Mutombo; they think he might have been 3 or 4 or 5 years older than his official age.

    Trout is an absolute stud.
  23. Flip says:
    @Eric Ruttencutter
    Cardinals fans will always love Albert, but boy are we happy the Cards didn't match the Angels' offer.

    Yep. His 11 years with the Cardinals were a thing to behold, but it is good that they held the line on their offer to him.

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  24. George says:

    Sweden rejects asylum claim by 106-year-old Afghan woman

    Severely disabled refugee was carried through mountains, deserts and forests by family members fleeing Islamist extremists

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/04/sweden-rejects-asylum-claim-by-106-year-old-afghan-woman-bibihal-uzbeki

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    • Replies: @Pericles

    Sweden rejects asylum claim by 106-year-old Afghan woman

     

    Age testing showed she had lied on the application and was actually 32.

    They left Afghanistan because of an ongoing war and insecurity, but Mohammed Uzbeki said it’s difficult to prove that the family faces a specific enemy if they return.

    “If I knew who was the enemy, I would have just avoided them,” he said, citing Islamic State, the Taliban and suicide bombers as possible dangers.

     

    Afghanistan has since being invaded in 2001 increased its population from 20 million to 34 million. Highly dangerous place, it seems.
    , @bored identity
    If the pattern is properly followed, Mrs. Uzbeki should be at least 174 year old.

    Don't they have a baseball league for girls in darn Sweden?
  25. Joe Joe says:

    Is there any way to medically test if these Africans and Latins are telling the truth about their age?

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    • Replies: @Lot
    Yes, you can look at the bone fusion level of the wrist with an MRI, a process that is complete on average at age 18. Nearly the entire Nigerian youth soccer team was disqualified when they African soccer body started ordering the test.

    http://africanfootball.com/news/635461/EXCLUSIVE-Staggering-26-fail-Eaglets-MRI-test-first-team-wiped-out

    There is also common sense.

    How evil is the high school coach who had a severely balding African 30 year old, who looked if anything more like 35, living with him and playing on his basketball team?

    http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/border-officials-arrest-man-who-was-attending-windsor-high-school-as-a-teen
    , @Alden
    Wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth if 12 year olds are way way down at the bottom of the gums. They pop the surface between 22 and 30.

    A dental X-ray is all that's needed. For men whiskers are an indication although MENA and S European boys get whiskers at 12, 13. But African and Afro American carribean blacks get their whiskers in their late teens.

    That's just general knowledge, I'm sure there are some medical tests for age.
  26. Marck says:

    He doesn’t even really look like a teenager. It looks like a photo of a 25 year old man.

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  27. G Pinfold says:

    The kid looks too old for the U17s.
    When the administrative state fails for reasons of political correctness, anything is possible. Why not cheat on your blank-slate ‘birth certificate’? And, if you are a talented athlete, why not cheat big to guarantee entry to the lucrative pro system? Once you’re in, the worst case is an insurance payout if you’re injured or being shopped around the lower leagues, which still beats kicking a ball in the park with the home boys.

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  28. Me says:

    What is going on in Israel with the Sara Netanyahu thing?

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    • Replies: @El Dato
    Afaik, little Sara is universally reviled. Anything else?

    Meanwhile: Bell Pottinger CEO jumps ship after ‘racially charged’ South Africa campaign


    The chief executive of controversial PR firm Bell Pottinger has jumped ship following accusations the company engaged in a “racially charged” media campaign in South Africa.

    James Henderson, who has a 40 per cent stake in the business, resigned on Monday, according to a statement.

    The marketing company faces sanction by the UK Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) over a campaign the London-based firm helped to run on behalf of a wealthy family with close ties to South African President Jacob Zuma.

    Through its partnership with Oakbay, owned by the Gupta family, Bell Pottinger is alleged to have been involved in a media campaign which condemned opponents of the president as members of the “white monopoly capital.”

    It also highlighted that a senior Bell Pottinger staffer had identified a threatening ‘civil war’ line, delivered at a rally by ANC Youth League leader Collins Maine in 2016, as a “key moment” in the campaign.
     
    , @candid_observer
    Israeli national politics seems awfully corrupt for a supposedly advanced democracy.

    Can anyone think of an advanced democracy comparably corrupt?
  29. Lagertha says:

    I always thought the world became wiser after 9/11 (if not the USA with their bizarre worship of immigrants) with the awful Freddie Adu incident. Where is he? and why are pundits not following him?

    Of course, this guy may be playing in the Bundesliga this season, but, time will tell. Basically, in all sports: if you suck, you’re not signed…if you get injured, ditto, and when you play with the big boys, your injuries or performance can not be “played” or, used as an excuse for consideration to be still, on the team. Teams are like corporations today. You are either on or out.

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  30. If someone in Germany said, about this guy, that he looks way older than 17, let alone 12, would that be considered a hate crime there?

    He looks about 30 to me.

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  31. @res
    Thanks! Upton is off to a great start with LA (after only 3 games). Here is batting order detail (and player links, etc.) for anyone who wants more information: https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/LAA/2017-batting-orders.shtml

    Pujols must have heard us talking about him. He went 3 for 5 today.

    I wanted to defend Pujols (at one point not long ago he was second or third RBIs in the league over the last two years; I was trying to find that stat and saw he went 3/5 today.)

    But i knew it was just b/c i’ve developed a soft spot for the Angels. Particularly with local Cox not carrying the Dodgers.

    And I’d totally forgot about the whole age thing. Reminds me of Dikembe Mutombo; they think he might have been 3 or 4 or 5 years older than his official age.

    Trout is an absolute stud.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Pujols will probably get to 100 RBIs again, but batting behind Mike Trout will do that for you. It's like batting behind a tee-totaling Mickey Mantle.
  32. Age-fudging is very common among the more athletically-minded vibrants. Remember Freddy Adu? All-World at (ahem) “14″, but when he started playing against adults, he became a strong candidate for The Greatest Thing That Never Happened. Soccer needs to start “extreme vetting” of junior prospects from sunny tropic scenes.

    And don’t forget those zany Little League shenanigans!

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

    http://articles.latimes.com/1992-09-04/sports/sp-6363_1_world-series

    Tips for youth sports officials:

    Is the player in question shaving at halftime?

    Is the player in question driving his own kids to the game?

    Does the player in question have a tattoo reading “Hells Angels, Berdoo, Nomad”?

    If any of these circumstances apply, you may need to investigate!

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  33. He is 12 years old and he looks 18 years old, but he reads at a 6 year old level.

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  34. Lot says:

    Here he is slightly more than three years ago, at “age 9″ playing in a 12 and under soccer league.

    Here are some of the kids playing against him:

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I'm feeling great cynicism when it comes to everything else here, but in the top photo I think the white guy actually looks older.
    , @jon
    That second picture, hahaha. Is that really a picture of kids from the same league, or is it just some random twelve year olds. Either way, shows how dumb people can be when it's "impolite" to not be stupid.
    , @Truth
    Yeah but how old is that dude in blue in the top picture, he looks like the manager of my rental building.
  35. Lot says:

    Our star at age 10.5 (May 2016) playing with other kids his age.

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    • Replies: @Truth
    LOL, again, he's 20 but he's smaller than the 10 year old next to him?
  36. Lot says:

    The very first mention of our hero on twitter is this tweet and response:

    The guy who said “Moukoko is 16 years old” (last year, before he was a media darling) is a retired professional player from the same German city and perhaps has some inside knowledge.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl-Heinz_Riedle

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  37. Abe says: • Website
    @Eric Ruttencutter
    Cardinals fans will always love Albert, but boy are we happy the Cards didn't match the Angels' offer.

    Cardinals fans will always love Albert, but boy are we happy the Cards didn’t match the Angels’ offer.

    As a Cardinals fan/former-St Louis native I disagree. Pujols was still a very good player in his first couple years as an Angel, and his stats were probably depressed by hitting in unfamiliar AL ballparks against unfamiliar AL pitching. In ’12, (his first Angels year) Cardinals blew a 3-1 NLCS lead and their chance for back-to-back World Series appearances/titles. In ’13 Cardinals blew a 2-1 World Series lead. Isn’t it likely a player of Pujols’s caliber and experience could have made just enough of a difference to nab one or both World Series titles? Pennants don’t come easy or often (hey Dodgers fans!) and you have to go for it while you can. Cardinals were due for a rebuild anyway this decade so having Pujols’s salary weighing down the franchise might not have made much of a difference. But Cardinals fans would now still be having the fun of watching him go after the (non-doped) all-time home run record, which he still has a shot at.

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    • Replies: @Sideways
    Pujols had a .767 OPS with very bad defense his second year with the angels. He was terrible.
    , @It's All Ball Bearings
    Pujols "non-doped".... I am a skeptic. Guilt by association connections to LaRussa and McGwire.
  38. In a caring world they’d move him up to a higher grade level, to challenge and hone his skills. Instead they force him to languish with the developsomatically disabled.

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  39. Burton says:

    O/T, but this is Sailer bait if I’ve ever seen it: Canadian Liberal bureaucrats bragging up their “underground railroad” for gay Chechens:

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    • Replies: @snorlax
    Over/under on the % of the gay Chechens who'll have cute blonde girlfriends in a year?
  40. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Lot
    Here he is slightly more than three years ago, at "age 9" playing in a 12 and under soccer league.

    http://www.awesa.de/_images/72799-aequitas-cup-2014---d-junioren-awesa.jpg

    Here are some of the kids playing against him:

    http://www.awesa.de/_images/72767-aequitas-cup-2014---d-junioren-awesa.jpg

    I’m feeling great cynicism when it comes to everything else here, but in the top photo I think the white guy actually looks older.

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    • Replies: @Lot
    The white kid in the photo is likely 12. I agree he looks a little older than that, but I don't think age-fraud is a thing that Heritage Germans do.
  41. Sideways says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Dan Birrenkott Yeah the biggest loser in this whole thing, besides Angels fans, is Trout. I caught an Angels game a week ago and was shocked that Pujols hits directly behind Trout. That’s a joke. The best player in the league is being “protected” in the lineup by the league’s worst player.

     

    Not anymore. The Angels have just acquired Justin Upton, and he's now hitting third, just behind Trout, who's hitting second. Upton's no superstar, but at this point he's a much better hitter than the sad shell of Pujols.

    These past few years it's certainly true that Trout has been astonishingly good in a pretty weak lineup that usually did have Pujols 'protecting' him. Trout is a superstar among superstars; if he stays on his career trajectory, he'll be considered one of the all-time greats.

    One of the all-time greats? the best player of all time if he can continue this trajectory. He’s on pace to pass Ruth for most career fWAR by the time he hits 40

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    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    One of the all-time greats? the best player of all time if he can continue this trajectory. He’s on pace to pass Ruth for most career fWAR by the time he hits 40

     

    Yes, if he can maintain the pace he's setting so far, he'll be in the GOAT conversation for sure. But there's a long way to go.

    It's such a pity he lost a big chunk of this season to injury, because his hitting numbers this year have taken a leap up to the absolutely elite all-time level. He's a joy to watch.

  42. Sideways says:
    @Abe

    Cardinals fans will always love Albert, but boy are we happy the Cards didn’t match the Angels’ offer.
     
    As a Cardinals fan/former-St Louis native I disagree. Pujols was still a very good player in his first couple years as an Angel, and his stats were probably depressed by hitting in unfamiliar AL ballparks against unfamiliar AL pitching. In '12, (his first Angels year) Cardinals blew a 3-1 NLCS lead and their chance for back-to-back World Series appearances/titles. In '13 Cardinals blew a 2-1 World Series lead. Isn't it likely a player of Pujols's caliber and experience could have made just enough of a difference to nab one or both World Series titles? Pennants don't come easy or often (hey Dodgers fans!) and you have to go for it while you can. Cardinals were due for a rebuild anyway this decade so having Pujols's salary weighing down the franchise might not have made much of a difference. But Cardinals fans would now still be having the fun of watching him go after the (non-doped) all-time home run record, which he still has a shot at.

    Pujols had a .767 OPS with very bad defense his second year with the angels. He was terrible.

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  43. Clyde says:

    Thanks for laying out the Albert Pujols situation. And the Angels still have to pay him $135 million. Hilarious! A fool and his money are soon….

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  44. Officially, was Pujols on PEDS? Accusations were made, any hard proof?

    So many excellent hitters historically have done way north of .240. Bill James is probably crowing “I TOLD you so! I TOLD you so! Lousy OPS and no BBs! What did you expect!”

    Uh, yes, Bill. On this one you may indeed have had a strong case. But what ELSE could it have caused Pujol’s drastic decline? (Stronger PEDS testing).

    Crickets.

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    • Replies: @Bugg
    The testing for uppers probably played as big a role as PEDs. MLB is a long season. And amphetamine use was more prevalent than anyone knew going back to Babe Ruth's time.Both Joe Dimaggio and Ted Williams' biographies talked about the "special coffee" with greenies to get you going. Travel and hot summer days and nights wear down anyone, but especially players over 35. You do not see many older players any more. The old power hitter they could stick at DH or first is going away. David Ortiz and Pujols are the last of their kind. Suspect the owners aren't heartbroken with this trend because those guys made a lot of money, the youngsters replacing them make way less.
  45. @JeremiahJohnbalaya
    I wanted to defend Pujols (at one point not long ago he was second or third RBIs in the league over the last two years; I was trying to find that stat and saw he went 3/5 today.)

    But i knew it was just b/c i've developed a soft spot for the Angels. Particularly with local Cox not carrying the Dodgers.

    And I'd totally forgot about the whole age thing. Reminds me of Dikembe Mutombo; they think he might have been 3 or 4 or 5 years older than his official age.

    Trout is an absolute stud.

    Pujols will probably get to 100 RBIs again, but batting behind Mike Trout will do that for you. It’s like batting behind a tee-totaling Mickey Mantle.

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    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Mantle's last productive yr was in '64, when he was in his 33rd yr. The remaining four yrs of his career saw a precipitous decline. Both Tom Tresh and Joe Pepitone didn't directly benefit from Mickey's final yrs either.
    , @TWS
    There was a tea totaling Mickey Mantle?
    , @JeremiahJohnbalaya
    Steve, I'm way too ignorant of baseball tactics to have thought his RBI count might be inflated following Trout. Then I read some other (seemingly, entirely relevant) stats you pulled out on a subsequent post and realized that I should just read these threads silently.

    It's nice being a transplant with no MLB strings so I can say "yeah, boy that Trout can play" AND "wow, that Kershaw can pitch"
  46. @Sideways
    One of the all-time greats? the best player of all time if he can continue this trajectory. He's on pace to pass Ruth for most career fWAR by the time he hits 40

    One of the all-time greats? the best player of all time if he can continue this trajectory. He’s on pace to pass Ruth for most career fWAR by the time he hits 40

    Yes, if he can maintain the pace he’s setting so far, he’ll be in the GOAT conversation for sure. But there’s a long way to go.

    It’s such a pity he lost a big chunk of this season to injury, because his hitting numbers this year have taken a leap up to the absolutely elite all-time level. He’s a joy to watch.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    A funny thing is that if you had asked sportswriters after Babe Ruth's bad 1925 season, they would have said he was washed up, had no hope of ever coming back because of his lack of discipline.

    But, surprisingly, Ruth hired a a personal trainer (which was almost unknown back then) and worked out steadily every winter in the gym after that, and had nine more highly productive seasons.

  47. @fish

    ......but boy are we happy the Cards didn’t match the Angels’ offer.
     
    It looks like the Giants are about to follow Anaheim down this road with Stanton. We'll have to see how much Baer and Sabean can get the Marlins ownership group to eat in order to take him off their hands.

    Giancarlo dented a TV camera in the bleachers with his 53rd homer today (Labor Day).

    He has been hurt a whole lot in his career, although this year at age 27 we can see him at his peak. But he has a giant $300+ million 13 year contract that is heavily backloaded.

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  48. El Dato says:
    @Me
    What is going on in Israel with the Sara Netanyahu thing?

    Afaik, little Sara is universally reviled. Anything else?

    Meanwhile: Bell Pottinger CEO jumps ship after ‘racially charged’ South Africa campaign

    The chief executive of controversial PR firm Bell Pottinger has jumped ship following accusations the company engaged in a “racially charged” media campaign in South Africa.

    James Henderson, who has a 40 per cent stake in the business, resigned on Monday, according to a statement.

    The marketing company faces sanction by the UK Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) over a campaign the London-based firm helped to run on behalf of a wealthy family with close ties to South African President Jacob Zuma.

    Through its partnership with Oakbay, owned by the Gupta family, Bell Pottinger is alleged to have been involved in a media campaign which condemned opponents of the president as members of the “white monopoly capital.”

    It also highlighted that a senior Bell Pottinger staffer had identified a threatening ‘civil war’ line, delivered at a rally by ANC Youth League leader Collins Maine in 2016, as a “key moment” in the campaign.

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    • Replies: @Pericles
    The Gupta family seems to turn up in a lot of dirty situations in South Africa. The semi-discreet money bags of Zuma, as I understand it.
  49. @The Last Real Calvinist

    One of the all-time greats? the best player of all time if he can continue this trajectory. He’s on pace to pass Ruth for most career fWAR by the time he hits 40

     

    Yes, if he can maintain the pace he's setting so far, he'll be in the GOAT conversation for sure. But there's a long way to go.

    It's such a pity he lost a big chunk of this season to injury, because his hitting numbers this year have taken a leap up to the absolutely elite all-time level. He's a joy to watch.

    A funny thing is that if you had asked sportswriters after Babe Ruth’s bad 1925 season, they would have said he was washed up, had no hope of ever coming back because of his lack of discipline.

    But, surprisingly, Ruth hired a a personal trainer (which was almost unknown back then) and worked out steadily every winter in the gym after that, and had nine more highly productive seasons.

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    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    A funny thing is that if you had asked sportswriters after Babe Ruth’s bad 1925 season, they would have said he was washed up, had no hope of ever coming back because of his lack of discipline.

     

    Yes, Ruth's reign of terror for AL pitchers took that one year off (relatively; he was still a pretty good hitter, just not BABE RUTH).

    I also looked up Mickey Mantle's stats to compare to Trout's. After four years of HoF-level production from ages 23-26, Mantle had a relatively mediocre (for him) year in 1959 at age 27, when he should have been at his absolute peak. He recovered and had five more superb seasons thereafter.

    Was Mantle's age-27 year the peak of his partying, instead of his baseball production? Or is it really true that even the best baseball players have genuine 'off' years, as the baseball announcers often remark? How many players are really able to bounce back like Ruth and Mantle did?

    , @Desiderius
    The Tom Brady of his time.
    , @Tony
    Thats news to me. Its common knowledge that the only 6 pack Ruth had was the kind you buy in the supermarket.
    , @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    But this is still not on the same level as PEDS. Any and all players in theory at the level of Alist MLB level in the '20's could've hired a personal trainer.

    If you look at Ruth's training regimen, one has to smile at how primitive it seems by today's standard. Basically any sedentary person of middle age could conceivably get on Babe Ruth's mid 1920's training regimen and diet. For 1925 it was advanced stuff. Today, it's just basic common sense. (Poultry, salads, H2O/no sweets/no added sugars/no bad carbs/no pasta/no alcohol or excessive calories. That and use the rowing machine (which could also be supplemented by the elyptical machine today), walking/jogging, some light weights.

    And that's it. It's basically what the Mayo Clinic would recommend for average Americans today.

  50. @Steve Sailer
    A funny thing is that if you had asked sportswriters after Babe Ruth's bad 1925 season, they would have said he was washed up, had no hope of ever coming back because of his lack of discipline.

    But, surprisingly, Ruth hired a a personal trainer (which was almost unknown back then) and worked out steadily every winter in the gym after that, and had nine more highly productive seasons.

    A funny thing is that if you had asked sportswriters after Babe Ruth’s bad 1925 season, they would have said he was washed up, had no hope of ever coming back because of his lack of discipline.

    Yes, Ruth’s reign of terror for AL pitchers took that one year off (relatively; he was still a pretty good hitter, just not BABE RUTH).

    I also looked up Mickey Mantle’s stats to compare to Trout’s. After four years of HoF-level production from ages 23-26, Mantle had a relatively mediocre (for him) year in 1959 at age 27, when he should have been at his absolute peak. He recovered and had five more superb seasons thereafter.

    Was Mantle’s age-27 year the peak of his partying, instead of his baseball production? Or is it really true that even the best baseball players have genuine ‘off’ years, as the baseball announcers often remark? How many players are really able to bounce back like Ruth and Mantle did?

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I believe Mantle spent his 54-homer 1961 season living in Queens because his teammates convinced him he was partying too much when he had been living in Manhattan.
    , @Desiderius
    More likely he was partying just as much as he had been, but he hit the proverbial wall we all do in our mid/late twenties when the same partying starts taking a lot heavier toll.

    Can't remember the last time I got drunk.
  51. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    OT:

    https://twitter.com/search?l=&q=immigration%2C%20OR%20migration%2C%20OR%20migrants%2C%20OR%20migrant%2C%20OR%20immigrant%2C%20OR%20immigrants%20from%3ArealDonaldTrump%20until%3A2015-06-01&src=typd

    Sample:

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    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    We should not be lauding the Canadian system. Those with higher levels of skills are still an ideological threat. The Pearson-Trudeau Cultural Revolution has been much more damaging that anything we have experienced here.
  52. @The Last Real Calvinist

    A funny thing is that if you had asked sportswriters after Babe Ruth’s bad 1925 season, they would have said he was washed up, had no hope of ever coming back because of his lack of discipline.

     

    Yes, Ruth's reign of terror for AL pitchers took that one year off (relatively; he was still a pretty good hitter, just not BABE RUTH).

    I also looked up Mickey Mantle's stats to compare to Trout's. After four years of HoF-level production from ages 23-26, Mantle had a relatively mediocre (for him) year in 1959 at age 27, when he should have been at his absolute peak. He recovered and had five more superb seasons thereafter.

    Was Mantle's age-27 year the peak of his partying, instead of his baseball production? Or is it really true that even the best baseball players have genuine 'off' years, as the baseball announcers often remark? How many players are really able to bounce back like Ruth and Mantle did?

    I believe Mantle spent his 54-homer 1961 season living in Queens because his teammates convinced him he was partying too much when he had been living in Manhattan.

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    • Replies: @guest
    That's what Billy Crystal's tv movie 61* portrayed, if I recalled correctly.

    I'm not sure if focusing on baseball or drinking yourself to death is the proper response to being forced to look at Barry Pepper all day.
  53. @Steve Sailer
    A funny thing is that if you had asked sportswriters after Babe Ruth's bad 1925 season, they would have said he was washed up, had no hope of ever coming back because of his lack of discipline.

    But, surprisingly, Ruth hired a a personal trainer (which was almost unknown back then) and worked out steadily every winter in the gym after that, and had nine more highly productive seasons.

    The Tom Brady of his time.

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  54. @The Last Real Calvinist

    A funny thing is that if you had asked sportswriters after Babe Ruth’s bad 1925 season, they would have said he was washed up, had no hope of ever coming back because of his lack of discipline.

     

    Yes, Ruth's reign of terror for AL pitchers took that one year off (relatively; he was still a pretty good hitter, just not BABE RUTH).

    I also looked up Mickey Mantle's stats to compare to Trout's. After four years of HoF-level production from ages 23-26, Mantle had a relatively mediocre (for him) year in 1959 at age 27, when he should have been at his absolute peak. He recovered and had five more superb seasons thereafter.

    Was Mantle's age-27 year the peak of his partying, instead of his baseball production? Or is it really true that even the best baseball players have genuine 'off' years, as the baseball announcers often remark? How many players are really able to bounce back like Ruth and Mantle did?

    More likely he was partying just as much as he had been, but he hit the proverbial wall we all do in our mid/late twenties when the same partying starts taking a lot heavier toll.

    Can’t remember the last time I got drunk.

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  55. a reader says:

    35 years from now, he will miraculously find his genuine birth certificate and claim his retirement benefits.

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  56. Yan Shen says:

    Not a baseball fan by any means, but it seems to me that we should uh at least give Pujols credit for playing the game clean as far as we know. I mean the guy’s naturally declining as he approaches 40, unlike uh some other guy whose head started ballooning to gigantic proportions as he approached that age and who start cranking out home runs like no one’s business…

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  57. snorlax says:
    @Burton
    O/T, but this is Sailer bait if I've ever seen it: Canadian Liberal bureaucrats bragging up their "underground railroad" for gay Chechens:

    https://twitter.com/j_scott_/status/904429734448304128

    Nick Land (@Outsideness) shrewdly observed on Twitter a few month ago: "Canada is a weird country. It proudly pretends, in all areas of public policy, to be vastly more stupid than it actually is."

    The Butts/RuPaul/Ibbitson Twitter thread, Trudeau Jr.'s Merkel-esque dithering over the completely evitable Haitian immigration crisis, and the broader Canadian elite's palpable envy of America's greater opportunities for white self-flagellation--any time they engage in a fit of masochism over the Komagata Maru incident or the residential schools, you can tell they wish their ancestors had at least had the decency to leave them a Trail of Tears--has me wondering how much longer that will remain the case.

    Over/under on the % of the gay Chechens who’ll have cute blonde girlfriends in a year?

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  58. jon says:
    @CCZ
    To win championships, just add a big batch of immigrants and refugees:

    Refugees, immigrants helped a Georgia high school build a diverse cross country dynasty

    May 19, 2017
    Emily Giambalvo, ESPN.com

    CLARKSTON, Ga. -- Dubbed "the Ellis Island of the South" and "the most diverse square mile in America" by various publications, this suburb northeast of Atlanta has evolved into a magnet for refugees and immigrants from around the world since the 1990s, and 44 percent of its current population is foreign-born.

    As a result, the students at Clarkston High School come from more than 50 countries and speak nearly as many languages. Printed images of international flags -- from Congo, Thailand, Pakistan, Ethiopia and others -- hang inside the campus' entryway, a mosaic-like tribute to the student body's origins.

    The varsity boys' cross country team is a microcosm of the school and the town, with all eight runners on this year's squad having moved to the United States from Africa. In November, three days before the U.S. presidential election, that team won yet another state title.

    It was Clarkston's third consecutive championship in the sport.
     

    Dubbed “the Ellis Island of the South” and “the most diverse square mile in America”

    Printed images of international flags — from Congo, Thailand, Pakistan, Ethiopia and others — hang inside the campus’ entryway

    The varsity boys’ cross country team is a microcosm of the school and the town, with all eight runners on this year’s squad having moved to the United States from Africa.

    That all African cross country team doesn’t sound like much of a microcosm. Indeed, it doesn’t sound like it has any diversity at all.

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    • Replies: @Moses
    Silly! Of course it's diverse. "Diverse" means "no European Americans."

    100% African is as diverse and wonderful as you can get.
  59. jon says:
    @Lot
    Here he is slightly more than three years ago, at "age 9" playing in a 12 and under soccer league.

    http://www.awesa.de/_images/72799-aequitas-cup-2014---d-junioren-awesa.jpg

    Here are some of the kids playing against him:

    http://www.awesa.de/_images/72767-aequitas-cup-2014---d-junioren-awesa.jpg

    That second picture, hahaha. Is that really a picture of kids from the same league, or is it just some random twelve year olds. Either way, shows how dumb people can be when it’s “impolite” to not be stupid.

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  60. Pericles says:
    @George
    Sweden rejects asylum claim by 106-year-old Afghan woman

    Severely disabled refugee was carried through mountains, deserts and forests by family members fleeing Islamist extremists

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/04/sweden-rejects-asylum-claim-by-106-year-old-afghan-woman-bibihal-uzbeki

    Sweden rejects asylum claim by 106-year-old Afghan woman

    Age testing showed she had lied on the application and was actually 32.

    They left Afghanistan because of an ongoing war and insecurity, but Mohammed Uzbeki said it’s difficult to prove that the family faces a specific enemy if they return.

    “If I knew who was the enemy, I would have just avoided them,” he said, citing Islamic State, the Taliban and suicide bombers as possible dangers.

    Afghanistan has since being invaded in 2001 increased its population from 20 million to 34 million. Highly dangerous place, it seems.

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  61. Pericles says:
    @El Dato
    Afaik, little Sara is universally reviled. Anything else?

    Meanwhile: Bell Pottinger CEO jumps ship after ‘racially charged’ South Africa campaign


    The chief executive of controversial PR firm Bell Pottinger has jumped ship following accusations the company engaged in a “racially charged” media campaign in South Africa.

    James Henderson, who has a 40 per cent stake in the business, resigned on Monday, according to a statement.

    The marketing company faces sanction by the UK Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) over a campaign the London-based firm helped to run on behalf of a wealthy family with close ties to South African President Jacob Zuma.

    Through its partnership with Oakbay, owned by the Gupta family, Bell Pottinger is alleged to have been involved in a media campaign which condemned opponents of the president as members of the “white monopoly capital.”

    It also highlighted that a senior Bell Pottinger staffer had identified a threatening ‘civil war’ line, delivered at a rally by ANC Youth League leader Collins Maine in 2016, as a “key moment” in the campaign.
     

    The Gupta family seems to turn up in a lot of dirty situations in South Africa. The semi-discreet money bags of Zuma, as I understand it.

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  62. Romanian says: • Website
    @CCZ
    To win championships, just add a big batch of immigrants and refugees:

    Refugees, immigrants helped a Georgia high school build a diverse cross country dynasty

    May 19, 2017
    Emily Giambalvo, ESPN.com

    CLARKSTON, Ga. -- Dubbed "the Ellis Island of the South" and "the most diverse square mile in America" by various publications, this suburb northeast of Atlanta has evolved into a magnet for refugees and immigrants from around the world since the 1990s, and 44 percent of its current population is foreign-born.

    As a result, the students at Clarkston High School come from more than 50 countries and speak nearly as many languages. Printed images of international flags -- from Congo, Thailand, Pakistan, Ethiopia and others -- hang inside the campus' entryway, a mosaic-like tribute to the student body's origins.

    The varsity boys' cross country team is a microcosm of the school and the town, with all eight runners on this year's squad having moved to the United States from Africa. In November, three days before the U.S. presidential election, that team won yet another state title.

    It was Clarkston's third consecutive championship in the sport.
     

    Was there an American flag there? At least to signify that there are still a few token Americans?

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    • Replies: @Autochthon
    Why bother with an American flag when the school doesn't even provide opportunities for American children to participate in athletic activities?
  63. bossel says:
    @KM32
    He looks 25, to be honest.

    Seriously, how dumb are people, anyway? This picture is from an article posted when he was "eleven."

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CinCR0KXAAIQDEV.jpg

    Seriously, how dumb are people, anyway?

    Yep, you got to wonder. Why do people judge others from some stupid pics…

    Anyway, his father was already living in Germany when he was born in Cameroon. Because he wanted his son to live in Germany later the father announced the birth officially with a German consulate in Cameroon at the time. Acc. to the father his mother is only 27 now.

    He may be big for his age, but – guess what – that happens, even among whites. In my basic school class there were some kids who looked like kindergarten kids & one guy who looked like 16. All white, all the same age.

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    • Replies: @BB753
    Yes, it sometimes happens that kids look like 16 at 13, even among white kids. I've met a couple of them. But I've never seen an 11 year old look like a 24 year old, Black, White or any other race.
    , @jtgw
    None of that establishes his true age. Did the consulate make any attempt to verify the date of birth?
    , @bomag

    Why do people judge others from some stupid pics…
     
    'Cause a pic is worth a thousand words.
  64. Maj. Kong says:
    @Anon
    OT:

    https://twitter.com/search?l=&q=immigration%2C%20OR%20migration%2C%20OR%20migrants%2C%20OR%20migrant%2C%20OR%20immigrant%2C%20OR%20immigrants%20from%3ArealDonaldTrump%20until%3A2015-06-01&src=typd

    Sample:
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/144089254027468800
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/144140862975262720
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/304622217185095681
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/302155020697235456

    We should not be lauding the Canadian system. Those with higher levels of skills are still an ideological threat. The Pearson-Trudeau Cultural Revolution has been much more damaging that anything we have experienced here.

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    • Replies: @Guy De Champlaigne
    Importing competent, smart, hard workers that resent and work to undermine the native born population may be good for tax revenues but it's still a terrible idea. Why not combine Canada with Israel and have criteria based on economic ability and identity?

    Although I should add I doubt Canada is on a worse track than the US. Conservatives tend to be so blinded by jingoism and their worship of their own backwards economic system that they're always predicting gloom and doom in other countries

  65. guest says:
    @Steve Sailer
    I believe Mantle spent his 54-homer 1961 season living in Queens because his teammates convinced him he was partying too much when he had been living in Manhattan.

    That’s what Billy Crystal’s tv movie 61* portrayed, if I recalled correctly.

    I’m not sure if focusing on baseball or drinking yourself to death is the proper response to being forced to look at Barry Pepper all day.

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  66. @George
    Sweden rejects asylum claim by 106-year-old Afghan woman

    Severely disabled refugee was carried through mountains, deserts and forests by family members fleeing Islamist extremists

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/04/sweden-rejects-asylum-claim-by-106-year-old-afghan-woman-bibihal-uzbeki

    If the pattern is properly followed, Mrs. Uzbeki should be at least 174 year old.

    Don’t they have a baseball league for girls in darn Sweden?

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  67. Lot says:
    @Anonymous
    I'm feeling great cynicism when it comes to everything else here, but in the top photo I think the white guy actually looks older.

    The white kid in the photo is likely 12. I agree he looks a little older than that, but I don’t think age-fraud is a thing that Heritage Germans do.

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  68. Lot says:

    If the Angels can prove age fraud, they can both get out of the contract and get damages.

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  69. Anon says: • Website • Disclaimer

    Replacism seeks to replace the native or nativist population with new colonizers.

    This seems to follow in the heels of Depose-ism or Dethronement.

    First, the elites are replaced by new people. And then the new elites seek to change the people as well.

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    • Agree: Opinionator
    • Replies: @Anon
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DI-NfaPVoAEWZki.jpg
  70. Lot says:
    @Joe Joe
    Is there any way to medically test if these Africans and Latins are telling the truth about their age?

    Yes, you can look at the bone fusion level of the wrist with an MRI, a process that is complete on average at age 18. Nearly the entire Nigerian youth soccer team was disqualified when they African soccer body started ordering the test.

    http://africanfootball.com/news/635461/EXCLUSIVE-Staggering-26-fail-Eaglets-MRI-test-first-team-wiped-out

    There is also common sense.

    How evil is the high school coach who had a severely balding African 30 year old, who looked if anything more like 35, living with him and playing on his basketball team?

    http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/border-officials-arrest-man-who-was-attending-windsor-high-school-as-a-teen

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    • Replies: @Jasper Been
    Yeah but that wrist assessment was surely invested by old white men... the results are obviously going to be RAYCISS and biased against "people of color." More violence against black bodies!

    Plus there is no such thing as objective truth, especially when it comes to age.

  71. @guest
    "The word wonderkid is massively overused"

    "Wonderkid" isn't a word, so I don't see how it could be overused.

    “Wonderkid” isn’t a word, so I don’t see how it could be overused.

    A very badly translated calque.

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    • Replies: @Olorin

    A very badly translated calque.
     
    I was going to pronounce it a

    miscalqueulation
  72. @Maj. Kong
    We should not be lauding the Canadian system. Those with higher levels of skills are still an ideological threat. The Pearson-Trudeau Cultural Revolution has been much more damaging that anything we have experienced here.

    Importing competent, smart, hard workers that resent and work to undermine the native born population may be good for tax revenues but it’s still a terrible idea. Why not combine Canada with Israel and have criteria based on economic ability and identity?

    Although I should add I doubt Canada is on a worse track than the US. Conservatives tend to be so blinded by jingoism and their worship of their own backwards economic system that they’re always predicting gloom and doom in other countries

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    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    The Conservative Party in Canada refuses to see itself as pro-Commonwealth and Anti-American, even though that is the traditional policy of the Canadian right-wing. Canada does have stronger financial regulation than the US, which has/is serving them well. But its economy is based on resource extraction, rather than high-tech or manufacturing, which is hurting them during the present commodity bust.

    I don't think the US really needs any net immigration, if someone from the EU wants to live/work here, an equal number of Americans should go to the EU. There should not be any movement from the Third World here, other than tourism. We can sort out any temporary workers under a stringent system, to be developed after the purging of the cultural rot and substantial changes to the present welfare state.
  73. @Yan Shen
    Not a baseball fan by any means, but it seems to me that we should uh at least give Pujols credit for playing the game clean as far as we know. I mean the guy's naturally declining as he approaches 40, unlike uh some other guy whose head started ballooning to gigantic proportions as he approached that age and who start cranking out home runs like no one's business...

    Pujol’s head already large?

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  74. Maj. Kong says:
    @Guy De Champlaigne
    Importing competent, smart, hard workers that resent and work to undermine the native born population may be good for tax revenues but it's still a terrible idea. Why not combine Canada with Israel and have criteria based on economic ability and identity?

    Although I should add I doubt Canada is on a worse track than the US. Conservatives tend to be so blinded by jingoism and their worship of their own backwards economic system that they're always predicting gloom and doom in other countries

    The Conservative Party in Canada refuses to see itself as pro-Commonwealth and Anti-American, even though that is the traditional policy of the Canadian right-wing. Canada does have stronger financial regulation than the US, which has/is serving them well. But its economy is based on resource extraction, rather than high-tech or manufacturing, which is hurting them during the present commodity bust.

    I don’t think the US really needs any net immigration, if someone from the EU wants to live/work here, an equal number of Americans should go to the EU. There should not be any movement from the Third World here, other than tourism. We can sort out any temporary workers under a stringent system, to be developed after the purging of the cultural rot and substantial changes to the present welfare state.

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  75. BB753 says:
    @bossel

    Seriously, how dumb are people, anyway?
     
    Yep, you got to wonder. Why do people judge others from some stupid pics...

    Anyway, his father was already living in Germany when he was born in Cameroon. Because he wanted his son to live in Germany later the father announced the birth officially with a German consulate in Cameroon at the time. Acc. to the father his mother is only 27 now.

    He may be big for his age, but - guess what - that happens, even among whites. In my basic school class there were some kids who looked like kindergarten kids & one guy who looked like 16. All white, all the same age.

    Yes, it sometimes happens that kids look like 16 at 13, even among white kids. I’ve met a couple of them. But I’ve never seen an 11 year old look like a 24 year old, Black, White or any other race.

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    • Replies: @Fredrik
    Yes, but for anyone sane to believe it the African would have had to be born in Germany.

    Btw,
    even if he's 12 I wonder why people aren't commenting on the fact that it's his body type that makes him able to compete. But of course that brings us back to the first point. I'm sure lots of commenters secretly think he's much older and don't want to be dragged into that debate.

    Btw 2,
    a decade ago or so there was an American soccer player called Freddy Adu that was considered the next great thing. He was born in Ghana and for some reason never became as great as people thought. Wonder why...
  76. Jack D says:

    Nowadays, you can be transgender, maybe even transracial, so why can’t you be transage? Moukoko “identifies as a 12 year old”. We need to respect his self identification. Age is a social construct.

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  77. @Steve Sailer
    Pujols will probably get to 100 RBIs again, but batting behind Mike Trout will do that for you. It's like batting behind a tee-totaling Mickey Mantle.

    Mantle’s last productive yr was in ’64, when he was in his 33rd yr. The remaining four yrs of his career saw a precipitous decline. Both Tom Tresh and Joe Pepitone didn’t directly benefit from Mickey’s final yrs either.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Mantle was an All-Star level hitter through his last season in the dead ball year of 1968 when he had 106 walks. These days the Yankees would be ecstatic to have even a beat-up Mantle as their DH.

    Pujols got over 100 walks per season in his prime but now he gets few walks despite still having some power. He has 33 so far this season. I'm not sure why. Old timers usually keep their walks up. Jim Thome, for example, had 91 walks at age 37, down from 127 at his peak, but Pujols will be down from 115 at his peak to about 40 this season.

    One clue might be that his hit-by-pitch numbers are down to 2 last season and 1 this year, whereas he used to get hit 7 or 9 times per year, and guys like Rizzo and Bryant of the Cubs get hit 15 or 25 times per year. Maybe he's gotten gun-shy? Perhaps he feels like he doesn't have the reflexes anymore to get out of the way of a fastball, so he's leaning away from the plate and pitchers are therefore killing him on the outside corner? Major league fastballs are scary.

    There is data on where every single pitch nowadays, so this theory could be tested, although I don't think there is data from the years when Pujols was the greatest hitter in baseball.

    , @Steve Sailer
    Mantle was an All-Star level hitter through his last season in the dead ball year of 1968 when he had 106 walks. These days the Yankees would be ecstatic to have even a beat-up Mantle as their DH.

    Pujols got over 100 walks per season in his prime but now he gets few walks despite still having some power. He has 33 so far this season. I'm not sure why. Old timers usually keep their walks up. Jim Thome, for example, had 91 walks at age 37, down from 127 at his peak, but Pujols will be down from 115 at his peak to about 40 this season.

    One clue might be that his hit-by-pitch numbers are down to 2 last season and 1 this year, whereas he used to get hit 7 or 9 times per year, and guys like Rizzo and Bryant of the Cubs get hit 15 or 25 times per year. Maybe he's gotten gun-shy? Perhaps he feels like he doesn't have the reflexes anymore to get out of the way of a fastball, so he's leaning away from the plate and pitchers are therefore killing him on the outside corner? Major league fastballs are scary.

    There is data on where every single pitch nowadays, so this theory could be tested, although I don't think there is data from the years when Pujols was the greatest hitter in baseball.

    Or maybe his eyesight isn't as good as it was? He used to be a DiMaggio-like contact hitter with very few strikeouts relative to his power. One season he had only 50 strikeouts to 49 homers, which sounds like DiMaggio but almost nobody does that anymore.

  78. Youssoufa Moukoko has a weird facial expression, doesn’t he(?), as his neck looks like it’s growing longer in the photograph, stretching out like his people costume is malfunctioning and some alien creature could reveal itself. He would look like that.

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  79. The average age of the illegal alien invaders that Obama unlawfully gave executive amnesty to is about 25. President Trump should immediately rescind Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty for illegal alien invaders and then deport the illegal alien invaders as soon as possible.

    Republicans who support Obama’s unlawful amnesty for illegal aliens should be removed from the US Senate or US House in primaries or recall votes. Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake and Marco Rubio should be removed from office as soon as possible. Graham, Flake and Rubio voted in 2013 to give amnesty to 12 to 30 million illegal alien invaders. That is enough to signal their unfitness for continuance in elective office.

    Brenda Walker of VDARE.com says it all:

    LEGALIZATION IS THE AMNESTY

    President Trump has already made a grave mistake by recognizing Obama’s unlawful amnesty for illegal alien invaders, he should not compound his mistake by allowing Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal alien invaders to continue one more minute.

    President Trump must immediately end Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty for illegal alien invaders and proceed instantly to deportation actions regarding all illegal alien invaders.

    President Trump should not wobble when it comes to defending the safety, security and sovereignty of the United States. End Obama’s amnesty for illegal alien invaders and deport the illegal alien invaders now!

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  80. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Mantle's last productive yr was in '64, when he was in his 33rd yr. The remaining four yrs of his career saw a precipitous decline. Both Tom Tresh and Joe Pepitone didn't directly benefit from Mickey's final yrs either.

    Mantle was an All-Star level hitter through his last season in the dead ball year of 1968 when he had 106 walks. These days the Yankees would be ecstatic to have even a beat-up Mantle as their DH.

    Pujols got over 100 walks per season in his prime but now he gets few walks despite still having some power. He has 33 so far this season. I’m not sure why. Old timers usually keep their walks up. Jim Thome, for example, had 91 walks at age 37, down from 127 at his peak, but Pujols will be down from 115 at his peak to about 40 this season.

    One clue might be that his hit-by-pitch numbers are down to 2 last season and 1 this year, whereas he used to get hit 7 or 9 times per year, and guys like Rizzo and Bryant of the Cubs get hit 15 or 25 times per year. Maybe he’s gotten gun-shy? Perhaps he feels like he doesn’t have the reflexes anymore to get out of the way of a fastball, so he’s leaning away from the plate and pitchers are therefore killing him on the outside corner? Major league fastballs are scary.

    There is data on where every single pitch nowadays, so this theory could be tested, although I don’t think there is data from the years when Pujols was the greatest hitter in baseball.

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    • Replies: @Truth
    He doesn't walk as much because as his hitting declines the pitchers throw him more strikes.

    Occams...
    , @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Mantle's final All Star years were basically fans paying tribute to a great legend, not because of his final individual seasons. He moved to 1B in '66 from CF because he could no longer cover the ground he used to. This is similar to Cal Ripken's final All Star selection in '01. A fan tribute to see their beloved MLBer and future HOFer one final time.

    HR Sluggers such as Thome in their final years have a swing at it for the fences or take it for the BB, since their legs can't get them around the bases (for many of them, their legs barely could even on a good day since they're not generally fast on the basepaths).

    Yes, plenty of BBs for their final seasons. And their BA dips even further below the Mendoza line. I suppose that with all the BBs, their WAR ballooned to help their respective teams and they went to the WS? Or not as was most of the time.

    Mantle's HR's dropped below 25 in all final four seasons and he only had 60+ RBI's two out of four years. That's terrible coming from an ex-Triple Crown winner.

    One of Mantle's great regrets about his career, (which he publicly stated years later in an interview with Tim McCarver) was that his career BA dipped below .300 (to .298 career BA) and this occurred because of his sub par final four seasons.

  81. I claimed in a previous post that the average age of the illegal alien invaders who Obama unlawfully gave amnesty to was about 25 years old. Neil Munro, a reporter for Breitbart, used that figure in a story.

    Neil Munro says:

    For example, an NBC poll described the 800,000 illegal aliens in DACA as “children” — even though their average age is roughly 25. A Politico poll described the DACA illegals as sympathetic and admirable “dreamers.” Neither poll provided readers with any numbers about wages, population numbers or unemployment, nor did they remind respondents that the illegals were getting work permits to compete for jobs against Americans.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/02/daca-polls-conceal-public-opposition-cheap-labor-amnesty/

    I am not sure where Munro got that age estimate, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was highly accurate.

    President Trump must not allow Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty for illegal alien invaders to stand. President Trump must end Obama’s amnesty immediately, and not allow Obama’s unlawful administrative act to continue.

    END OBAMA’S AMNESTY, DEPORT THE ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS

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  82. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Mantle's last productive yr was in '64, when he was in his 33rd yr. The remaining four yrs of his career saw a precipitous decline. Both Tom Tresh and Joe Pepitone didn't directly benefit from Mickey's final yrs either.

    Mantle was an All-Star level hitter through his last season in the dead ball year of 1968 when he had 106 walks. These days the Yankees would be ecstatic to have even a beat-up Mantle as their DH.

    Pujols got over 100 walks per season in his prime but now he gets few walks despite still having some power. He has 33 so far this season. I’m not sure why. Old timers usually keep their walks up. Jim Thome, for example, had 91 walks at age 37, down from 127 at his peak, but Pujols will be down from 115 at his peak to about 40 this season.

    One clue might be that his hit-by-pitch numbers are down to 2 last season and 1 this year, whereas he used to get hit 7 or 9 times per year, and guys like Rizzo and Bryant of the Cubs get hit 15 or 25 times per year. Maybe he’s gotten gun-shy? Perhaps he feels like he doesn’t have the reflexes anymore to get out of the way of a fastball, so he’s leaning away from the plate and pitchers are therefore killing him on the outside corner? Major league fastballs are scary.

    There is data on where every single pitch nowadays, so this theory could be tested, although I don’t think there is data from the years when Pujols was the greatest hitter in baseball.

    Or maybe his eyesight isn’t as good as it was? He used to be a DiMaggio-like contact hitter with very few strikeouts relative to his power. One season he had only 50 strikeouts to 49 homers, which sounds like DiMaggio but almost nobody does that anymore.

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    • Replies: @Sideways
    PitchF/X goes back to the second half of Pujols' peak decade.
    , @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Gary Sheffield and Hideki Matsui are two modern players who never struck out 100 or more times per season in their careers, but it is definitely a rarity.
  83. Back when the Dominican-born Pujols was in high school in America, opposing coaches would boycott games against him because he sure didn’t look like a schoolboy.

    Did the parents stand for that? If you “boycott” a game based on your hunch that a player “sure didn’t look like” his stated age, you’re forfeiting, and giving your opponent an automatic win, while denying playing time to your own kids. (Them’s the rules.)

    Remember, Pujols played at the junior-college level during what would have been his “senior year” of HS, so at most there was 1 year worth of fudging going on, which wouldn’t put him beyond what lots of redshirting dads do for their sons.

    If your sons are elite enough to be playing against young Albert Pujols, which should you be caring about more – your team’s W-L, or making sure your sons have every possible chance to showcase their individual gameplay skills to college recruiters and scouts? Worst-case scenario, you get to brag for the rest of your life that you competed against a future HOFer. Sounds a lot better than saying “we forfeited our high school game to his team out of principle.”

    Claiming to be 12 when you’re clearly well past adolescence is one thing (Danny Almonte has already been mentioned), but tons of high schoolers can pass for +/- 2 years of their age.

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  84. jim jones says:

    We all know that Trump hates black people, now we have proof:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-1YeOw6G3o

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    "The suspects are a 20-year-old Congolese asylum-seeker, two Moroccan brothers, aged 15 and 17, who were born in Italy and a 16-year-old Nigerian, also reportedly born in Italy."

    It's nice to know that the various immigrant groups of Italy get along so well with each other. In the US you would rarely find a rape gang made up of a mixed group of blacks and Hispanics.
  85. I wonder whether his contract had some claw-back clause if any of Pujols’ declarations were shown to be false?

    Sure would give the Angels a lot of incentive to come up with birth records.

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  86. jtgw says:
    @bossel

    Seriously, how dumb are people, anyway?
     
    Yep, you got to wonder. Why do people judge others from some stupid pics...

    Anyway, his father was already living in Germany when he was born in Cameroon. Because he wanted his son to live in Germany later the father announced the birth officially with a German consulate in Cameroon at the time. Acc. to the father his mother is only 27 now.

    He may be big for his age, but - guess what - that happens, even among whites. In my basic school class there were some kids who looked like kindergarten kids & one guy who looked like 16. All white, all the same age.

    None of that establishes his true age. Did the consulate make any attempt to verify the date of birth?

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  87. Jack D says:

    The New York Times today has a column called “Best New TV Shows”. Of course most of them involve minorities, lesbians, immigrants, etc.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/31/watching/new-on-netflix-hbo-amazon-prime-hulu-september.html?action=click&contentCollection=Asia%20Pacific&module=Trending&version=Full&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

    My favorite though was “Akeelah and the Bee”.

    “Akeelah (Keke Palmer) is a young spelling savant whose potential is recognized and supported by one of my favorite movie teachers (Laurence Fishburne).”

    It would have been easy for the producers to make Akeelah South Asian like most actual spelling bee winners, but that’s not good enough.

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    • Replies: @Truth
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jody-Anne_Maxwell
    , @Tacitus
    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/05/04/1051987601694.html

    "Matrix star Laurence Fishburne said he felt racism while living in Australia, describing the "vibe."

    "The only way for you to really get (understand) this is you need to go to a country where there is nothing but black people and you need to be there for a month-and-a-half or two months and you need to be in a room one day when you are the only white person in a room and then you'll get it."

    "But you won't get it by me telling you 'Oh, this happened or that happened' because nothing awful happened and nobody called me a bad name or any of that shit."

    If you are white you give off the "vibe" of racism. Just one white person can make a black person feel disquietude.
  88. res says:
    @JerryC
    Yeah, poor Trout. Uh, have you looked at his numbers? This has to prove once and for all that lineup protection just does not matter.

    I know what you mean. But I think the point is not that lineup protection does not matter. Rather it is that if you are sufficiently good you can perform at extraordinary levels even without lineup protection. I wonder if batting ahead of Pujols is helping Trout get more walks.

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    • Replies: @anonymous
    Good point re: Trout. Then again, during the epic Home Run Derby of 1961, Mantle (54 homers) walked 126 times while batting third in front of Maris, who had the season for the ages (61 homers). Of course, when Roger wasn't hitting homers he was making out-- a lot (his average was only .269 and his OBP 76 clicks lower than The Mick). Pujols' home run numbers have dropped precipitously and his OBP has fallen off the table so--who knows?
  89. @CCZ
    To win championships, just add a big batch of immigrants and refugees:

    Refugees, immigrants helped a Georgia high school build a diverse cross country dynasty

    May 19, 2017
    Emily Giambalvo, ESPN.com

    CLARKSTON, Ga. -- Dubbed "the Ellis Island of the South" and "the most diverse square mile in America" by various publications, this suburb northeast of Atlanta has evolved into a magnet for refugees and immigrants from around the world since the 1990s, and 44 percent of its current population is foreign-born.

    As a result, the students at Clarkston High School come from more than 50 countries and speak nearly as many languages. Printed images of international flags -- from Congo, Thailand, Pakistan, Ethiopia and others -- hang inside the campus' entryway, a mosaic-like tribute to the student body's origins.

    The varsity boys' cross country team is a microcosm of the school and the town, with all eight runners on this year's squad having moved to the United States from Africa. In November, three days before the U.S. presidential election, that team won yet another state title.

    It was Clarkston's third consecutive championship in the sport.
     

    Bosnian immigrant and University of Chicago economist Emir Kamenica attended Clarkston High School for a time in the 90s when he first arrived in the United States. This American Life did a story on his high school years and found that Kamenica misremembered many key details, for the worse, about his life during that time.

    https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/504/how-i-got-into-college

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  90. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @res
    I know what you mean. But I think the point is not that lineup protection does not matter. Rather it is that if you are sufficiently good you can perform at extraordinary levels even without lineup protection. I wonder if batting ahead of Pujols is helping Trout get more walks.

    Good point re: Trout. Then again, during the epic Home Run Derby of 1961, Mantle (54 homers) walked 126 times while batting third in front of Maris, who had the season for the ages (61 homers). Of course, when Roger wasn’t hitting homers he was making out– a lot (his average was only .269 and his OBP 76 clicks lower than The Mick). Pujols’ home run numbers have dropped precipitously and his OBP has fallen off the table so–who knows?

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Pujols is on track for around 25 homers this season. Granted, the ball seems to be juiced so that's not like 25 a couple of years ago, but it's not terrible power. It's the rest of his hitting that has fallen off a cliff. Mostly he seems to have worse strike zone judgment and when he does swing he's not getting the bat on the ball.

    Pujols is a big guy, but he wasn't a real all-out home run hitter. Instead he was mostly just a great hitter at getting the sweet spot of the bat on the ball and hitting it hard, like Musial or DiMaggio.

    , @res
    IMO both Mantle and Maris had seasons for the ages: https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1961.shtml
    Mantle's WAR was 10.5 compared to Maris' 6.9 (8+ is considered MVP quality).
    That was good for 34th all time. Notice the presence of both Mike Trout (2x!) and Albert Pujols on the top 100 of this list: https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/WAR_bat_season.shtml

    But wait, looking at the batting orders: https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1961-batting-orders.shtml
    I see Maris usually batting third in front of Mantle. The IBB stats (9 for Mantle, 0 for Maris) seem to bear that out. They did start the season with Mantle fourth and Maris fifth though.
  91. Truth says:
    @Jonathan Mason
    Some 12-year-old! However he won't be able to earn any serious money unless he can compete against adults, and being so physically mature for his age, he has a substantial chance of losing out through injury before he is old enough to be allowed to play professionally.


    https://bilder.t-online.de/b/82/02/74/26/id_82027426/tid_da/wurde-erstmals-in-die-deutsche-u16-auswahl-berufen-der-12-jaehrige-youssoufa-moukoko-r-von-borussia-dortmund-.jpg

    LOL, that boy in red looks older than he does.

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    • Replies: @Sam Haysom
    Truth that image is from a U17 game. The boy in red is proablly sixteen. I get that you are the resident troll but cmon man keep up.
    , @Tiny Duck
    Ive noticed all Men of Color look older and more manly than their white cohorts.

    I think it is more testosterone

    No wonder white girls crave Men of Color
  92. Jack D says:
    @jim jones
    We all know that Trump hates black people, now we have proof:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-1YeOw6G3o

    “The suspects are a 20-year-old Congolese asylum-seeker, two Moroccan brothers, aged 15 and 17, who were born in Italy and a 16-year-old Nigerian, also reportedly born in Italy.”

    It’s nice to know that the various immigrant groups of Italy get along so well with each other. In the US you would rarely find a rape gang made up of a mixed group of blacks and Hispanics.

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    It's the Third World version of Our Gang.

    Lin-Manuel Miranda is already working on a Broadway musical about it. Remember Stomp? Now imagine it with Air Jordans instead of trash can lids.

    , @Fredrik
    That's the effect of less immigration. The two major groups are natives and immigrants.

    In my own country and Germany, Holland etc there are enough immigrants that they are starting to sort themselves ethnically. Interestingly it looks like criminals still often are multi cultural...
  93. Re DACA announcement today:

    Hallelujah Jeff Sessions and President Trump.

    Now let’s see what the globalist traitors in Congress do with this…

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  94. @Me
    What is going on in Israel with the Sara Netanyahu thing?

    Israeli national politics seems awfully corrupt for a supposedly advanced democracy.

    Can anyone think of an advanced democracy comparably corrupt?

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    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    New Jersey is much worse.
    , @kaganovitch
    When I first moved to Joisey, every mayor of any city in NJ that had over 40,000 population was either in prison or under indictment.
  95. TWS says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Pujols will probably get to 100 RBIs again, but batting behind Mike Trout will do that for you. It's like batting behind a tee-totaling Mickey Mantle.

    There was a tea totaling Mickey Mantle?

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    • Replies: @keypusher
    Sure, Lou Gehrig. :-)

    Re Steve's point, in the early 20s Wally Pipp used to get over 100 RBIs a year from 8 or so home runs...his secret was that he was batting behind Babe Ruth. They put Gehrig in the same slot and he would get 170 RBIs. One of Bill James' early insights was that RBIs told you less about the guy at the plate and more about the guys hitting in front of him than people realized.

    To JerryC's point, Ruth put up incredible numbers whether Pipp or Gehrig was up next. But Ruth was a lot happier with Gehrig.
  96. Truth says:
    @Lot
    Here he is slightly more than three years ago, at "age 9" playing in a 12 and under soccer league.

    http://www.awesa.de/_images/72799-aequitas-cup-2014---d-junioren-awesa.jpg

    Here are some of the kids playing against him:

    http://www.awesa.de/_images/72767-aequitas-cup-2014---d-junioren-awesa.jpg

    Yeah but how old is that dude in blue in the top picture, he looks like the manager of my rental building.

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  97. Olorin says:
    @larry lurker

    “Wonderkid” isn’t a word, so I don’t see how it could be overused.
     
    A very badly translated calque.

    A very badly translated calque.

    I was going to pronounce it a

    miscalqueulation

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  98. Truth says:
    @Lot
    Our star at age 10.5 (May 2016) playing with other kids his age.

    https://www.allmystery.de/static/upics/2259c0_Jugendfussball-Immenbeck-2-HA-HA-05-05-1.jpg

    LOL, again, he’s 20 but he’s smaller than the 10 year old next to him?

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    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
    Well, this would obviously be a high-level select league, featuring the biggest and most physically-developed German kids at that (true) age.

    Since he's making a cut at a 45-degree angle, it's tough to tell his height relative to the German kid next to him, who is also closer to the camera (perspective, doncha know).

    Since that picture was taken more than a year ago, no one is claiming that Mukoko was 20 at the time. In this photo, he's probably no more than 13 0r 14 at most...playing against 10-year-olds.
  99. Olorin says:
    @Jack D
    "The suspects are a 20-year-old Congolese asylum-seeker, two Moroccan brothers, aged 15 and 17, who were born in Italy and a 16-year-old Nigerian, also reportedly born in Italy."

    It's nice to know that the various immigrant groups of Italy get along so well with each other. In the US you would rarely find a rape gang made up of a mixed group of blacks and Hispanics.

    It’s the Third World version of Our Gang.

    Lin-Manuel Miranda is already working on a Broadway musical about it. Remember Stomp? Now imagine it with Air Jordans instead of trash can lids.

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  100. Truth says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Mantle was an All-Star level hitter through his last season in the dead ball year of 1968 when he had 106 walks. These days the Yankees would be ecstatic to have even a beat-up Mantle as their DH.

    Pujols got over 100 walks per season in his prime but now he gets few walks despite still having some power. He has 33 so far this season. I'm not sure why. Old timers usually keep their walks up. Jim Thome, for example, had 91 walks at age 37, down from 127 at his peak, but Pujols will be down from 115 at his peak to about 40 this season.

    One clue might be that his hit-by-pitch numbers are down to 2 last season and 1 this year, whereas he used to get hit 7 or 9 times per year, and guys like Rizzo and Bryant of the Cubs get hit 15 or 25 times per year. Maybe he's gotten gun-shy? Perhaps he feels like he doesn't have the reflexes anymore to get out of the way of a fastball, so he's leaning away from the plate and pitchers are therefore killing him on the outside corner? Major league fastballs are scary.

    There is data on where every single pitch nowadays, so this theory could be tested, although I don't think there is data from the years when Pujols was the greatest hitter in baseball.

    He doesn’t walk as much because as his hitting declines the pitchers throw him more strikes.

    Occams…

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  101. Truth says:
    @Jack D
    The New York Times today has a column called "Best New TV Shows". Of course most of them involve minorities, lesbians, immigrants, etc.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/31/watching/new-on-netflix-hbo-amazon-prime-hulu-september.html?action=click&contentCollection=Asia%20Pacific&module=Trending&version=Full&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

    My favorite though was "Akeelah and the Bee".

    https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/08/31/watching/01watching-nts-slide-9T3E/01watching-nts-slide-9T3E-master768.jpg

    "Akeelah (Keke Palmer) is a young spelling savant whose potential is recognized and supported by one of my favorite movie teachers (Laurence Fishburne)."

    It would have been easy for the producers to make Akeelah South Asian like most actual spelling bee winners, but that's not good enough.
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    • Replies: @Jack D
    1. That was almost 20 years ago. Here are the winners since 2008 (in some years there are co-champions).

    Sameer Mishra
    Kavya Shivashankar
    Anamika Veeramani
    Sukanya Roy
    Snigdha Nandipati
    Arvind Mahankali
    Sriram J. Hathwar
    Ansun Sujoe
    Vanya Shivashankar
    Gokul Venkatachalam
    Jairam Hathwar
    Nihar Saireddy Janga
    Ananya Vinay

    Do you detect a pattern?

    2. We have a number of hard working and intelligent immigrant blacks from the Caribbean and Africa who are very accomplished academically. What seems to be mostly missing are genuine American slave descendants. Nor does this disparity appear to be entirely genetic. What is missing in the debate is that even HBD true believer believe that culture has a big influence (just not a 100% influence). There are real deficiencies in Afro-American culture (some of them that have just arisen in the last 50 years or so) and the Afro-American community needs to deal with the idea that "acting white" is actually a good thing if acting white means studying really hard and doing the best that you can academically. If that pains you too much, then "act Igbo" or "act Asian" but whatever you do, don't "act ghetto".

  102. @Abe

    Cardinals fans will always love Albert, but boy are we happy the Cards didn’t match the Angels’ offer.
     
    As a Cardinals fan/former-St Louis native I disagree. Pujols was still a very good player in his first couple years as an Angel, and his stats were probably depressed by hitting in unfamiliar AL ballparks against unfamiliar AL pitching. In '12, (his first Angels year) Cardinals blew a 3-1 NLCS lead and their chance for back-to-back World Series appearances/titles. In '13 Cardinals blew a 2-1 World Series lead. Isn't it likely a player of Pujols's caliber and experience could have made just enough of a difference to nab one or both World Series titles? Pennants don't come easy or often (hey Dodgers fans!) and you have to go for it while you can. Cardinals were due for a rebuild anyway this decade so having Pujols's salary weighing down the franchise might not have made much of a difference. But Cardinals fans would now still be having the fun of watching him go after the (non-doped) all-time home run record, which he still has a shot at.

    Pujols “non-doped”…. I am a skeptic. Guilt by association connections to LaRussa and McGwire.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    One theory is that PEDs help your eyesight. Barry Bonds had a late juiced season where he had more homers than strikeouts, which is extraordinary in the 21st Century. At his previous peak at age 28 Bonds had 46 homers and 79 strikeouts, which is terrific. But at age 39 he had 45 homers, 41 strikeouts, and 232 walks.
  103. @anonymous
    Good point re: Trout. Then again, during the epic Home Run Derby of 1961, Mantle (54 homers) walked 126 times while batting third in front of Maris, who had the season for the ages (61 homers). Of course, when Roger wasn't hitting homers he was making out-- a lot (his average was only .269 and his OBP 76 clicks lower than The Mick). Pujols' home run numbers have dropped precipitously and his OBP has fallen off the table so--who knows?

    Pujols is on track for around 25 homers this season. Granted, the ball seems to be juiced so that’s not like 25 a couple of years ago, but it’s not terrible power. It’s the rest of his hitting that has fallen off a cliff. Mostly he seems to have worse strike zone judgment and when he does swing he’s not getting the bat on the ball.

    Pujols is a big guy, but he wasn’t a real all-out home run hitter. Instead he was mostly just a great hitter at getting the sweet spot of the bat on the ball and hitting it hard, like Musial or DiMaggio.

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  104. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Anon
    Replacism seeks to replace the native or nativist population with new colonizers.

    This seems to follow in the heels of Depose-ism or Dethronement.

    First, the elites are replaced by new people. And then the new elites seek to change the people as well.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    Frankly, I did not understand that slogan. How could the small (and shrinking) Jewish minority in the US replace whites? Are they saying that the Jews will CAUSE the replacement of whites with other races rather than that the Jews themselves will be the replacements? If the latter, that's still giving the Jews too much credit because (again) as a tiny minority they are in no position to impose their will upon the majority population in a democratic country. If the Jews really could achieve this (assuming they even wanted to, which they shouldn't because the America we have has been pretty good to the Jews the way it is whereas some future non-white America probably wouldn't be) , then shame on the formerly great White Race for allowing themselves to be manipulated in this way by such a small group. It strikes me that focusing on the Jews is the wrong focus - the real problem is white Christian race-traitor elites who hate hate hate lower class whites .
  105. @It's All Ball Bearings
    Pujols "non-doped".... I am a skeptic. Guilt by association connections to LaRussa and McGwire.

    One theory is that PEDs help your eyesight. Barry Bonds had a late juiced season where he had more homers than strikeouts, which is extraordinary in the 21st Century. At his previous peak at age 28 Bonds had 46 homers and 79 strikeouts, which is terrific. But at age 39 he had 45 homers, 41 strikeouts, and 232 walks.

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    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
    HGH, when Bonds started using it, he stopped wearing contacts altogether. That was according to those two Bay Area sports reprorters who wrote about BALCO.
    , @james wilson
    Bonds saw the ball better than others because he was able to wait on the pitch longer than anyone before loading his swing. Once we begin our swing we have already made some irreversible decisions about what the ball is doing. No one did, or perhaps could, wait as long as Bonds did.
    , @EriK

    One theory is that PEDs help your eyesight.
     
    My friend's eye Dr. promoted this theory. Might be something to it.
  106. res says:
    @anonymous
    Good point re: Trout. Then again, during the epic Home Run Derby of 1961, Mantle (54 homers) walked 126 times while batting third in front of Maris, who had the season for the ages (61 homers). Of course, when Roger wasn't hitting homers he was making out-- a lot (his average was only .269 and his OBP 76 clicks lower than The Mick). Pujols' home run numbers have dropped precipitously and his OBP has fallen off the table so--who knows?

    IMO both Mantle and Maris had seasons for the ages: https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1961.shtml
    Mantle’s WAR was 10.5 compared to Maris’ 6.9 (8+ is considered MVP quality).
    That was good for 34th all time. Notice the presence of both Mike Trout (2x!) and Albert Pujols on the top 100 of this list: https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/WAR_bat_season.shtml

    But wait, looking at the batting orders: https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1961-batting-orders.shtml
    I see Maris usually batting third in front of Mantle. The IBB stats (9 for Mantle, 0 for Maris) seem to bear that out. They did start the season with Mantle fourth and Maris fifth though.

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  107. ken says:
    @Jonathan Mason
    Some 12-year-old! However he won't be able to earn any serious money unless he can compete against adults, and being so physically mature for his age, he has a substantial chance of losing out through injury before he is old enough to be allowed to play professionally.


    https://bilder.t-online.de/b/82/02/74/26/id_82027426/tid_da/wurde-erstmals-in-die-deutsche-u16-auswahl-berufen-der-12-jaehrige-youssoufa-moukoko-r-von-borussia-dortmund-.jpg

    Just had my 12 year old son in for his physical. 5’3″, 92 lbs. He’s a good soccer player, but these three would crush him.

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  108. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    One of the books I re-read most. Not because I agree with Simon but because it’s so lively and opinionated.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1982/02/14/books/he-lost-it-at-the-films.html

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  109. Goatweed says:

    Any idea when Brady will start to decline?

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    • Replies: @Truth
    ...As soon as the league starts letting defenders hit him.

    Every time the guy gets sacked, the defender just finesses him to the ground. The games are so fixed it's ridiculous.

  110. @Steve Sailer
    One theory is that PEDs help your eyesight. Barry Bonds had a late juiced season where he had more homers than strikeouts, which is extraordinary in the 21st Century. At his previous peak at age 28 Bonds had 46 homers and 79 strikeouts, which is terrific. But at age 39 he had 45 homers, 41 strikeouts, and 232 walks.

    HGH, when Bonds started using it, he stopped wearing contacts altogether. That was according to those two Bay Area sports reprorters who wrote about BALCO.

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  111. Surprisingly, this “I’m doing you a favour by being here” piece in the Guardian is being panned in the “most recommended” comments.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/05/trump-daca-undocumented-repeal

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    • Replies: @res
    Thanks. I am amazed at how overwhelmingly that is so.

    This link from the comments there provides the best look I have seen at the change in deportations over time (and Obama's statistical shenanigans related to this): http://cis.org/ICE-Illegal-Immigrant-Deportations
    http://cis.org/sites/cis.org/files/Figure1small.jpg
  112. Jack D says:
    @Truth
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jody-Anne_Maxwell

    1. That was almost 20 years ago. Here are the winners since 2008 (in some years there are co-champions).

    Sameer Mishra
    Kavya Shivashankar
    Anamika Veeramani
    Sukanya Roy
    Snigdha Nandipati
    Arvind Mahankali
    Sriram J. Hathwar
    Ansun Sujoe
    Vanya Shivashankar
    Gokul Venkatachalam
    Jairam Hathwar
    Nihar Saireddy Janga
    Ananya Vinay

    Do you detect a pattern?

    2. We have a number of hard working and intelligent immigrant blacks from the Caribbean and Africa who are very accomplished academically. What seems to be mostly missing are genuine American slave descendants. Nor does this disparity appear to be entirely genetic. What is missing in the debate is that even HBD true believer believe that culture has a big influence (just not a 100% influence). There are real deficiencies in Afro-American culture (some of them that have just arisen in the last 50 years or so) and the Afro-American community needs to deal with the idea that “acting white” is actually a good thing if acting white means studying really hard and doing the best that you can academically. If that pains you too much, then “act Igbo” or “act Asian” but whatever you do, don’t “act ghetto”.

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    • Agree: res
    • Replies: @Truth
    They don't make movies about aggregates, they make them about events, and this is a real-life event that has happened a few times, so what's the problem?

    http://thenewsgrid.blogspot.com/2016/01/meet-8th-grader-kory-terrell-new-texas.html
  113. t says:

    Last year Krugman said of CATO:

    https://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/05/15/orwell-does-cato/?mcubz=1

    I still sometimes run into people suggesting that Cato is a relatively honest if misguided operation, unlike the obvious hackery of Heritage. But it ain’t so, and never was.

    Today Krugman cited a Cato report: https://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/the-very-bad-economics-of-killing-daca/

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  114. Jack D says:
    @Anon
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DI-NfaPVoAEWZki.jpg

    Frankly, I did not understand that slogan. How could the small (and shrinking) Jewish minority in the US replace whites? Are they saying that the Jews will CAUSE the replacement of whites with other races rather than that the Jews themselves will be the replacements? If the latter, that’s still giving the Jews too much credit because (again) as a tiny minority they are in no position to impose their will upon the majority population in a democratic country. If the Jews really could achieve this (assuming they even wanted to, which they shouldn’t because the America we have has been pretty good to the Jews the way it is whereas some future non-white America probably wouldn’t be) , then shame on the formerly great White Race for allowing themselves to be manipulated in this way by such a small group. It strikes me that focusing on the Jews is the wrong focus – the real problem is white Christian race-traitor elites who hate hate hate lower class whites .

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    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @Johann Ricke

    Age is a social construct.
     
    A lot of women (and men) feel that way. That's why you had John McCain deserting his first wife and running off with Cindy.
    , @AM

    It strikes me that focusing on the Jews is the wrong focus – the real problem is white Christian race-traitor elites who hate hate hate lower class whites .
     
    It turns out I agree with you.

    On the other hand, the consistent, outright hostility of many modern Jews to Christianity and almost any form of lower class white culture even when it's pointed out, is unhelpful to say the least. Yes, the fire right now is with white Christian elite. But who is dumping lighter fluid on the fire, with maybe a little bit too much zeal? (George Soros anyone?) How does that help?

    Meanwhile,that post was remarking on the open, brittle contempt of many Jews for the American middle to lower classes in prominent and important places of American society. And you "didn't understand it". Really?


    To me, what's coming at some point in our lifetimes is a time of division. Everyone will need to choose a side. And when you choose you don't get "Eww, Christians and God and guns and icky white people stuff", at least on one side. No Jew who really chooses nationalism and a shared fate with America will get the luxury of the attitude in that post. He may even find himself apologizing for it. shrug

    , @Autochthon

    Are they saying that the Jews will CAUSE the replacement of whites with other races rather than that the Jews themselves will be the replacements?
     
    Of course this idea is their point. When I replace my van's tyres I do not myself, with my body, encase the wheels: to replace something or someone hardly ever means the replacer himself assumes its or his position – your boss relaces you with another worker; he doesn't take your work upon himself personally.

    As to your point about overestimating Jews' shenanigans: it is hardly possible to do so. At any rate, the defiant "You will not replace us!" does not limit itself as an address to Jews: it is equally a defiance of Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, Tim Cook, Bill Gates, and all the rest who seek to dispossess (i.e., replace) us.
    , @Redman
    The VICE video with the purported "Nazis" chanting "Jews will not replace us" ( or whatever they were saying) was a sham.

    It has all the hallmarks of a fake news piece designed to create interest and/or conflict. Has anyone interviewed a single participant in that group? If so, I haven't seen it.

    The "violence" that Friday night was clearly faux, since it was clear the men in the video were performing a version of a "mosh" rather than fighting. No blood, and no shots if anyone actually being punched in the face.

    It was made into (or at least was the focal point of) a documentary shown right after the last episode of Game Of Thrones on HBO 2 weeks ago. But for the car mauling the next day, I don't think this video would have gotten much (international)play as it eventually did. Clear entertainment for the masses.

    Deciphering what these actors were saying and meant is a bit pointless IMO.
    , @Opinionator
    This is a real doozy, Jack.
    , @ben tillman

    Frankly, I did not understand that slogan. How could the small (and shrinking) Jewish minority in the US replace whites? Are they saying that the Jews will CAUSE the replacement of whites with other races rather than that the Jews themselves will be the replacements? If the latter, that’s still giving the Jews too much credit because (again) as a tiny minority they are in no position to impose their will upon the majority population in a democratic country.
     
    1. Obviously, the latter. You're being disingenuous.

    2. So far, the empirical results suggest that a small minority that controls the apparatus of public opinion formation can always impose their will upon the majority population.

    3. We do not live in a democratic country.
    , @ben tillman

    If the Jews really could achieve this (assuming they even wanted to, which they shouldn’t because the America we have has been pretty good to the Jews the way it is whereas some future non-white America probably wouldn’t be) , then shame on the formerly great White Race for allowing themselves to be manipulated in this way by such a small group.
     
    The white race isn't a "group" , and that makes all the difference. The Jewish group has the resources to defeat a continual string of members of the white race who can fight back only as individuals.
  115. res says:
    @YetAnotherAnon
    Surprisingly, this "I'm doing you a favour by being here" piece in the Guardian is being panned in the "most recommended" comments.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/05/trump-daca-undocumented-repeal

    Thanks. I am amazed at how overwhelmingly that is so.

    This link from the comments there provides the best look I have seen at the change in deportations over time (and Obama’s statistical shenanigans related to this): http://cis.org/ICE-Illegal-Immigrant-Deportations

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  116. Attorney General Jeff Sessions On Obama’s Unlawful Amnesty For Illegal Alien Invaders:

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  117. @Jack D
    Frankly, I did not understand that slogan. How could the small (and shrinking) Jewish minority in the US replace whites? Are they saying that the Jews will CAUSE the replacement of whites with other races rather than that the Jews themselves will be the replacements? If the latter, that's still giving the Jews too much credit because (again) as a tiny minority they are in no position to impose their will upon the majority population in a democratic country. If the Jews really could achieve this (assuming they even wanted to, which they shouldn't because the America we have has been pretty good to the Jews the way it is whereas some future non-white America probably wouldn't be) , then shame on the formerly great White Race for allowing themselves to be manipulated in this way by such a small group. It strikes me that focusing on the Jews is the wrong focus - the real problem is white Christian race-traitor elites who hate hate hate lower class whites .

    Age is a social construct.

    A lot of women (and men) feel that way. That’s why you had John McCain deserting his first wife and running off with Cindy.

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  118. Fredrik says:
    @BB753
    Yes, it sometimes happens that kids look like 16 at 13, even among white kids. I've met a couple of them. But I've never seen an 11 year old look like a 24 year old, Black, White or any other race.

    Yes, but for anyone sane to believe it the African would have had to be born in Germany.

    Btw,
    even if he’s 12 I wonder why people aren’t commenting on the fact that it’s his body type that makes him able to compete. But of course that brings us back to the first point. I’m sure lots of commenters secretly think he’s much older and don’t want to be dragged into that debate.

    Btw 2,
    a decade ago or so there was an American soccer player called Freddy Adu that was considered the next great thing. He was born in Ghana and for some reason never became as great as people thought. Wonder why…

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    • Replies: @BB753
    Why do Dreamers grow up so fast?
    There are four possibilities :

    1. Growth hormone. They used it on soccer striker Messi who was born a midget.
    2. Dreaming the American dream makes you grow much faster. Only if you dream hard enough at night.
    3. They're lying about their age, or made to lie about their age.
    4. They honestly don't know how old they are. Seriously, people in backward places usually don't know how old they are.

  119. Fredrik says:
    @Jack D
    "The suspects are a 20-year-old Congolese asylum-seeker, two Moroccan brothers, aged 15 and 17, who were born in Italy and a 16-year-old Nigerian, also reportedly born in Italy."

    It's nice to know that the various immigrant groups of Italy get along so well with each other. In the US you would rarely find a rape gang made up of a mixed group of blacks and Hispanics.

    That’s the effect of less immigration. The two major groups are natives and immigrants.

    In my own country and Germany, Holland etc there are enough immigrants that they are starting to sort themselves ethnically. Interestingly it looks like criminals still often are multi cultural…

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  120. @Steve Sailer
    Mantle was an All-Star level hitter through his last season in the dead ball year of 1968 when he had 106 walks. These days the Yankees would be ecstatic to have even a beat-up Mantle as their DH.

    Pujols got over 100 walks per season in his prime but now he gets few walks despite still having some power. He has 33 so far this season. I'm not sure why. Old timers usually keep their walks up. Jim Thome, for example, had 91 walks at age 37, down from 127 at his peak, but Pujols will be down from 115 at his peak to about 40 this season.

    One clue might be that his hit-by-pitch numbers are down to 2 last season and 1 this year, whereas he used to get hit 7 or 9 times per year, and guys like Rizzo and Bryant of the Cubs get hit 15 or 25 times per year. Maybe he's gotten gun-shy? Perhaps he feels like he doesn't have the reflexes anymore to get out of the way of a fastball, so he's leaning away from the plate and pitchers are therefore killing him on the outside corner? Major league fastballs are scary.

    There is data on where every single pitch nowadays, so this theory could be tested, although I don't think there is data from the years when Pujols was the greatest hitter in baseball.

    Mantle’s final All Star years were basically fans paying tribute to a great legend, not because of his final individual seasons. He moved to 1B in ’66 from CF because he could no longer cover the ground he used to. This is similar to Cal Ripken’s final All Star selection in ’01. A fan tribute to see their beloved MLBer and future HOFer one final time.

    HR Sluggers such as Thome in their final years have a swing at it for the fences or take it for the BB, since their legs can’t get them around the bases (for many of them, their legs barely could even on a good day since they’re not generally fast on the basepaths).

    Yes, plenty of BBs for their final seasons. And their BA dips even further below the Mendoza line. I suppose that with all the BBs, their WAR ballooned to help their respective teams and they went to the WS? Or not as was most of the time.

    Mantle’s HR’s dropped below 25 in all final four seasons and he only had 60+ RBI’s two out of four years. That’s terrible coming from an ex-Triple Crown winner.

    One of Mantle’s great regrets about his career, (which he publicly stated years later in an interview with Tim McCarver) was that his career BA dipped below .300 (to .298 career BA) and this occurred because of his sub par final four seasons.

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    I'm sure Mantle wishes in retrospect he'd retired sooner. The end of his career coincided with the worst era for hitters since Ty Cobb was a rookie. His last year (1968) he hit .237, with 18 homers and 54 RBIs. Pujols, this year, is hitting .244, 21 homers, 93 RBIs, and as Steve pointed out he'll probably wind up with well over 100.

    But in 1968, Carl Yazstremski's .301 was good enough to lead the league. The Wins Above Replacement stat ("WAR"), which takes context into account, gives 1968 Mantle 2.6 WAR, making him a solid if unspectacular starter. Pujols is -1.4, making him worse than the guys sitting on the bench. In addition to not walking so much anymore, he's also grounded into 23 double plays and has somehow scored only 48 runs.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mantlmi01.shtml
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/pujolal01.shtml
  121. President Trump is making himself extremely unlovable with his weak and cowardly performance on immigration. President Trump won the electoral college vote by winning the WOMP states — Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania.

    President Trump won the WOMP states by promising to reduce legal immigration, deport illegal aliens, build a wall on the border, stop Islamic terrorists from infiltrating the USA and defending the safety and security of the USA. President Trump also promised to scrap job-killing, sovereignty-sapping trade deal scams and end the endless overseas wars that are harming the US military while providing no national security benefits to America.

    President Trump is now creating an atmosphere where it could be said that he supports comprehensive immigration reform of the type put forward in 2013. That would be a nation-wrecking disaster. President Trump must make it clear that he will deport all illegal alien invaders in the United States. President Trump must make it clear that he will push for dramatic reductions to legal immigration.

    President Trump should remember that the Obama/Rubio Illegal Alien Amnesty — Mass Immigration Surge bill(S744) of 2013 was a nation-wrecking disaster only averted because it died in the US House of Representatives. President Trump must know that the attempt at “comprehensive” immigration reform was an attempt to swamp the United States with tens of millions of foreigners.

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    Are u keeping up with the news? And to your WOMP theory
    Trump most likely won the WOMP states because he isn't a c*nt named Hillary Clinton. If Bernie had been the nominee, sadly Mich and PA and maybe all 4 go blue.
  122. Pat Boyle says:
    @Not Raul
    >> He’s a big lad for a twelve-year-old. <<

    Indeed. I'd be surprised if he were younger than fifteen.

    Pity that people don’t have annual growth rings like trees. Then we could just take a core from the supposed juveniles.

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  123. President Trump is known to test people by watching how they fight. Patriotic Americans will have to show President Trump that they will fight like hell to deport all illegal alien invaders and stop all legal immigration. Patriotic Americans want President Trump to build the damn wall on the border.

    IMMIGRATION MORATORIUM NOW!

    DEPORT THE ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS NOW!

    BUILD THE WALL NOW!

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  124. @Truth
    LOL, that boy in red looks older than he does.

    Truth that image is from a U17 game. The boy in red is proablly sixteen. I get that you are the resident troll but cmon man keep up.

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    Well somebody earlier said that the black kid is 16, so what's the problem if it's an Under-17 game.

    It's hard to tell from the photo, but that Turkish-looking kid looks like a college sopohmore there.

  125. Steve Sailer Strategy at work in New Zealand.

    I was happy to see this in the Wall Street Journal this morning. Written by Ben Collins:

    Ms. Ardern’s rapid ascent owes much to tapping into growing unease about affordability, particularly among young voters, and feeding off a global backlash over immigration.

    Economic growth in New Zealand—a member of the Five Eyes spy network, which also includes the U.S., the U.K., Australia and Canada—has outpaced other developed nations in recent years, yet many people say they aren’t benefiting. At the same time, record house prices—fanned by low interest rates and demand from new migrants—are putting property ownership out of reach.

    Annual net migration is at a record high. It hit 72,400 in the year to July, fanning criticism that the center-right National government, which has held power since 2008, has fueled economic growth with this influx. While GDP accelerated at 3% in the year through March, GDP per capita grew by less than 1% and had even contracted late last year.

    Ms. Ardern wants to cut the annual net migration figure by up to 30,000 people a year to help more New Zealanders find work and own homes, as well as to take the pressure off infrastructure—especially in the commercial capital Auckland, which is often clogged with traffic.

    A recent analysis from the Economist Intelligence Unit found Auckland and Wellington—two of the country’s biggest cities—had become as expensive as Shanghai, China’s priciest city.

    “Housing poses something of an Achilles’ heel for the government because it’s been in power for nine years and hasn’t really been able to get to grips with the problem,” said Raymond Miller, a political scientist at the University of Auckland.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/immigration-politics-turns-upside-down-in-new-zealand-election-campaign-1504520780?mod=e2tw

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  126. Steve Sailer Strategy At Work In New Zealand:

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  127. @Steve Sailer
    One theory is that PEDs help your eyesight. Barry Bonds had a late juiced season where he had more homers than strikeouts, which is extraordinary in the 21st Century. At his previous peak at age 28 Bonds had 46 homers and 79 strikeouts, which is terrific. But at age 39 he had 45 homers, 41 strikeouts, and 232 walks.

    Bonds saw the ball better than others because he was able to wait on the pitch longer than anyone before loading his swing. Once we begin our swing we have already made some irreversible decisions about what the ball is doing. No one did, or perhaps could, wait as long as Bonds did.

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    Ted Williams and his pilot's 20-10 vision. As his watchwords went, "Wait, wait, wait then quick, quick, quick!".
  128. bomag says:
    @bossel

    Seriously, how dumb are people, anyway?
     
    Yep, you got to wonder. Why do people judge others from some stupid pics...

    Anyway, his father was already living in Germany when he was born in Cameroon. Because he wanted his son to live in Germany later the father announced the birth officially with a German consulate in Cameroon at the time. Acc. to the father his mother is only 27 now.

    He may be big for his age, but - guess what - that happens, even among whites. In my basic school class there were some kids who looked like kindergarten kids & one guy who looked like 16. All white, all the same age.

    Why do people judge others from some stupid pics…

    ‘Cause a pic is worth a thousand words.

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  129. Sideways says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Mantle was an All-Star level hitter through his last season in the dead ball year of 1968 when he had 106 walks. These days the Yankees would be ecstatic to have even a beat-up Mantle as their DH.

    Pujols got over 100 walks per season in his prime but now he gets few walks despite still having some power. He has 33 so far this season. I'm not sure why. Old timers usually keep their walks up. Jim Thome, for example, had 91 walks at age 37, down from 127 at his peak, but Pujols will be down from 115 at his peak to about 40 this season.

    One clue might be that his hit-by-pitch numbers are down to 2 last season and 1 this year, whereas he used to get hit 7 or 9 times per year, and guys like Rizzo and Bryant of the Cubs get hit 15 or 25 times per year. Maybe he's gotten gun-shy? Perhaps he feels like he doesn't have the reflexes anymore to get out of the way of a fastball, so he's leaning away from the plate and pitchers are therefore killing him on the outside corner? Major league fastballs are scary.

    There is data on where every single pitch nowadays, so this theory could be tested, although I don't think there is data from the years when Pujols was the greatest hitter in baseball.

    Or maybe his eyesight isn't as good as it was? He used to be a DiMaggio-like contact hitter with very few strikeouts relative to his power. One season he had only 50 strikeouts to 49 homers, which sounds like DiMaggio but almost nobody does that anymore.

    PitchF/X goes back to the second half of Pujols’ peak decade.

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  130. Tiny Duck says:

    Black Men are the masculine ideal and are better athletes. Look around you. white girls lust after the BBC

    Read Leonard Pitts, read verysmartbrothas, read Sabaa Tahir

    NO ONE LIKE YOU GUYS

    Blacks Asians doesn’t matter

    white guys are considered all that is wrong with the world

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  131. Tiny Duck says:
    @Truth
    LOL, that boy in red looks older than he does.

    Ive noticed all Men of Color look older and more manly than their white cohorts.

    I think it is more testosterone

    No wonder white girls crave Men of Color

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  132. AM says:
    @Jack D
    Frankly, I did not understand that slogan. How could the small (and shrinking) Jewish minority in the US replace whites? Are they saying that the Jews will CAUSE the replacement of whites with other races rather than that the Jews themselves will be the replacements? If the latter, that's still giving the Jews too much credit because (again) as a tiny minority they are in no position to impose their will upon the majority population in a democratic country. If the Jews really could achieve this (assuming they even wanted to, which they shouldn't because the America we have has been pretty good to the Jews the way it is whereas some future non-white America probably wouldn't be) , then shame on the formerly great White Race for allowing themselves to be manipulated in this way by such a small group. It strikes me that focusing on the Jews is the wrong focus - the real problem is white Christian race-traitor elites who hate hate hate lower class whites .

    It strikes me that focusing on the Jews is the wrong focus – the real problem is white Christian race-traitor elites who hate hate hate lower class whites .

    It turns out I agree with you.

    On the other hand, the consistent, outright hostility of many modern Jews to Christianity and almost any form of lower class white culture even when it’s pointed out, is unhelpful to say the least. Yes, the fire right now is with white Christian elite. But who is dumping lighter fluid on the fire, with maybe a little bit too much zeal? (George Soros anyone?) How does that help?

    Meanwhile,that post was remarking on the open, brittle contempt of many Jews for the American middle to lower classes in prominent and important places of American society. And you “didn’t understand it”. Really?

    To me, what’s coming at some point in our lifetimes is a time of division. Everyone will need to choose a side. And when you choose you don’t get “Eww, Christians and God and guns and icky white people stuff”, at least on one side. No Jew who really chooses nationalism and a shared fate with America will get the luxury of the attitude in that post. He may even find himself apologizing for it. shrug

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  133. @Lot
    Yes, you can look at the bone fusion level of the wrist with an MRI, a process that is complete on average at age 18. Nearly the entire Nigerian youth soccer team was disqualified when they African soccer body started ordering the test.

    http://africanfootball.com/news/635461/EXCLUSIVE-Staggering-26-fail-Eaglets-MRI-test-first-team-wiped-out

    There is also common sense.

    How evil is the high school coach who had a severely balding African 30 year old, who looked if anything more like 35, living with him and playing on his basketball team?

    http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/border-officials-arrest-man-who-was-attending-windsor-high-school-as-a-teen

    Yeah but that wrist assessment was surely invested by old white men… the results are obviously going to be RAYCISS and biased against “people of color.” More violence against black bodies!

    Plus there is no such thing as objective truth, especially when it comes to age.

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  134. Anon says: • Website • Disclaimer

    Americans are supposed to be so weepy-eyed about kids like this.

    Uhhhhh, poor baby, boo hoo hoo.

    Btw, it shouldn’t be called ‘deport’. It should be called RETURN. Return them home.
    Now, what is so wrong with reconnecting with their own land, people, and culture? Do they hate and loathe their own kind? Returning them to their own kind is the most inhuman and terrifying thing?
    But why? If these non-whites are so full of pride, why are they so eager to run to white or white-majority nations. Indeed, they prefer white homogeneity over diversity. Latin Americans run from diversity. Hindus prefer Canada. Africans don’t stick around in diverse North Africa. They wanna make it to Sweden. Imagine if Japan decided to return Americans back to America or Germans back to Germany. Would these people be throwing fits?

    Some say RETURNING these people is wrong cuz they only know English and only know America.
    Well, many many immigrants hardly speak English and knew NOTHING of the US before they came here. So, if people who don’t speak English and know little of US can start anew in America, surely these people can learn to reconnect with their homeland.

    Indeed, whites should ask all non-whites, “Why are you so terrified of being returned to your own people and culture? Do you hate your own kind so much? Do you have such little trust in them to run and manage a good society? Do you Prefer whites? Do you believe whites are superior”

    Nothing is more ‘white supremacist’ than immigration patterns.

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    • Replies: @Desiderius
    America World Child Protective Services

    Fuck Yeah!
  135. @Romanian
    Was there an American flag there? At least to signify that there are still a few token Americans?

    Why bother with an American flag when the school doesn’t even provide opportunities for American children to participate in athletic activities?

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  136. @candid_observer
    Israeli national politics seems awfully corrupt for a supposedly advanced democracy.

    Can anyone think of an advanced democracy comparably corrupt?

    New Jersey is much worse.

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    • Replies: @candid_observer
    Yes, but New Jersey is a state, not a nation.

    At the state level, they aren't sending their best.
  137. keypusher says:
    @TWS
    There was a tea totaling Mickey Mantle?

    Sure, Lou Gehrig. :-)

    Re Steve’s point, in the early 20s Wally Pipp used to get over 100 RBIs a year from 8 or so home runs…his secret was that he was batting behind Babe Ruth. They put Gehrig in the same slot and he would get 170 RBIs. One of Bill James’ early insights was that RBIs told you less about the guy at the plate and more about the guys hitting in front of him than people realized.

    To JerryC’s point, Ruth put up incredible numbers whether Pipp or Gehrig was up next. But Ruth was a lot happier with Gehrig.

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  138. t says:

    If you can’t trust billionaire funded think tanks who can you trust:

    When the CATO Institute, Centre for American Progress, & everyone in between overwhelmingly agrees that something is bad economics, it is. https://t.co/Ibk14xLvYK— Cameron Climie (@CamClimie) September 5, 2017

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  139. @CCZ
    To win championships, just add a big batch of immigrants and refugees:

    Refugees, immigrants helped a Georgia high school build a diverse cross country dynasty

    May 19, 2017
    Emily Giambalvo, ESPN.com

    CLARKSTON, Ga. -- Dubbed "the Ellis Island of the South" and "the most diverse square mile in America" by various publications, this suburb northeast of Atlanta has evolved into a magnet for refugees and immigrants from around the world since the 1990s, and 44 percent of its current population is foreign-born.

    As a result, the students at Clarkston High School come from more than 50 countries and speak nearly as many languages. Printed images of international flags -- from Congo, Thailand, Pakistan, Ethiopia and others -- hang inside the campus' entryway, a mosaic-like tribute to the student body's origins.

    The varsity boys' cross country team is a microcosm of the school and the town, with all eight runners on this year's squad having moved to the United States from Africa. In November, three days before the U.S. presidential election, that team won yet another state title.

    It was Clarkston's third consecutive championship in the sport.
     

    One cannot help but wonder what all that diversity has done for the school’s average SAT scores.

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  140. @Gary in Gramercy
    New Jersey is much worse.

    Yes, but New Jersey is a state, not a nation.

    At the state level, they aren’t sending their best.

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  141. @candid_observer
    Israeli national politics seems awfully corrupt for a supposedly advanced democracy.

    Can anyone think of an advanced democracy comparably corrupt?

    When I first moved to Joisey, every mayor of any city in NJ that had over 40,000 population was either in prison or under indictment.

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  142. @Paul Jolliffe
    I'll see your 15 year old posing as a twelve year old, and raise you a 30 yr.-old refugee posing as a 17 yr.-old high school basketball player . . .

    http://usatodayhss.com/2016/canadian-border-officials-arrest-african-30-year-old-posing-as-teen-basketball-player

    21 Jump Street.

    I fold.

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  143. @Truth
    LOL, again, he's 20 but he's smaller than the 10 year old next to him?

    Well, this would obviously be a high-level select league, featuring the biggest and most physically-developed German kids at that (true) age.

    Since he’s making a cut at a 45-degree angle, it’s tough to tell his height relative to the German kid next to him, who is also closer to the camera (perspective, doncha know).

    Since that picture was taken more than a year ago, no one is claiming that Mukoko was 20 at the time. In this photo, he’s probably no more than 13 0r 14 at most…playing against 10-year-olds.

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  144. @Jack D
    Frankly, I did not understand that slogan. How could the small (and shrinking) Jewish minority in the US replace whites? Are they saying that the Jews will CAUSE the replacement of whites with other races rather than that the Jews themselves will be the replacements? If the latter, that's still giving the Jews too much credit because (again) as a tiny minority they are in no position to impose their will upon the majority population in a democratic country. If the Jews really could achieve this (assuming they even wanted to, which they shouldn't because the America we have has been pretty good to the Jews the way it is whereas some future non-white America probably wouldn't be) , then shame on the formerly great White Race for allowing themselves to be manipulated in this way by such a small group. It strikes me that focusing on the Jews is the wrong focus - the real problem is white Christian race-traitor elites who hate hate hate lower class whites .

    Are they saying that the Jews will CAUSE the replacement of whites with other races rather than that the Jews themselves will be the replacements?

    Of course this idea is their point. When I replace my van’s tyres I do not myself, with my body, encase the wheels: to replace something or someone hardly ever means the replacer himself assumes its or his position – your boss relaces you with another worker; he doesn’t take your work upon himself personally.

    As to your point about overestimating Jews’ shenanigans: it is hardly possible to do so. At any rate, the defiant “You will not replace us!” does not limit itself as an address to Jews: it is equally a defiance of Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, Tim Cook, Bill Gates, and all the rest who seek to dispossess (i.e., replace) us.

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    • Replies: @Jack D

    At any rate, the defiant “You will not replace us!” does not limit itself as an address to Jews: it is equally a defiance of Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, Tim Cook, Bill Gates, and all the rest who seek to dispossess (i.e., replace) us.
     
    As I understand it (and I was not there) the chant was not "YOU will not replace us" (which sounds like pretty decent rally chant which might have resonated with a lot of white Americans) but "the JEWS will not replace us". If, as you say, the guilty group includes Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, Tim Cook, Bill Gates, etc. (not a Jew in that group) then why focus on the Jews and only the Jews in your chant? Unless you are an anti-Semite (and in my experience most American whites are not) then isn't this chant more likely to alienate average American white folks from the alt-right rather than to attract them?
  145. Alden says:
    @Joe Joe
    Is there any way to medically test if these Africans and Latins are telling the truth about their age?

    Wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth if 12 year olds are way way down at the bottom of the gums. They pop the surface between 22 and 30.

    A dental X-ray is all that’s needed. For men whiskers are an indication although MENA and S European boys get whiskers at 12, 13. But African and Afro American carribean blacks get their whiskers in their late teens.

    That’s just general knowledge, I’m sure there are some medical tests for age.

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  146. @Eric Ruttencutter
    Cardinals fans will always love Albert, but boy are we happy the Cards didn't match the Angels' offer.

    The Angels owe Pujols another $135 million on his ten year contract, which will take him through nominal age 41.

    It’s odd to me that their continue to be GMs who allow their teams to get fleeced like this.

    Yeah, you gotta pay for talent, but why the heck not write contacts where the big money only flows with big performance. The problem of players performance peaking as they approach free agency and slumping after a big contract is well known. Humans are human and respond to incentives. (See “Soviet Union”.)

    Baseball is rife with fairly objective stats you can peg contracts to with as much complexity–including for handling injuries in the line of duty, etc. etc.–as you like. And ball players have big egos, it seems most of them would go for the contract that pays more, but only if they continue to be a stud–because they believe they will continue to be a stud.

    Pay for performance, not for some guy to enjoy middle aged retirement at the ballpark.

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  147. @ken
    Just had my 12 year old son in for his physical. 5'3", 92 lbs. He's a good soccer player, but these three would crush him.

    Transgender him. Problem solved.

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    You jest, but that is the story of high-dollar sports now. The elites are generally boys.
  148. Jack D says:
    @Autochthon

    Are they saying that the Jews will CAUSE the replacement of whites with other races rather than that the Jews themselves will be the replacements?
     
    Of course this idea is their point. When I replace my van's tyres I do not myself, with my body, encase the wheels: to replace something or someone hardly ever means the replacer himself assumes its or his position – your boss relaces you with another worker; he doesn't take your work upon himself personally.

    As to your point about overestimating Jews' shenanigans: it is hardly possible to do so. At any rate, the defiant "You will not replace us!" does not limit itself as an address to Jews: it is equally a defiance of Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, Tim Cook, Bill Gates, and all the rest who seek to dispossess (i.e., replace) us.

    At any rate, the defiant “You will not replace us!” does not limit itself as an address to Jews: it is equally a defiance of Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, Tim Cook, Bill Gates, and all the rest who seek to dispossess (i.e., replace) us.

    As I understand it (and I was not there) the chant was not “YOU will not replace us” (which sounds like pretty decent rally chant which might have resonated with a lot of white Americans) but “the JEWS will not replace us”. If, as you say, the guilty group includes Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, Tim Cook, Bill Gates, etc. (not a Jew in that group) then why focus on the Jews and only the Jews in your chant? Unless you are an anti-Semite (and in my experience most American whites are not) then isn’t this chant more likely to alienate average American white folks from the alt-right rather than to attract them?

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    I suppose it is an empirical question, and maybe someone present can enlighten us (I was not there either) but all the footage I have heard sounds to me like "you" and not "Jews" or "the Jews."

    All the pundits kept reporting it as you heard it, but I actully heard sound from the crowd before hearing any pundit's analysis. When I did hear the "Jews" business I did a doubletake ("Huh!? That's not what they were chanting...").

    The mainstream news would also have us believe the entirely peaceful demonstrators who were attacked by the left-wing mob were somehow to blame for inciting violence, too.

    Go figure.
    , @Opinionator
    Apparently, "YOU will not replace us!" was the contemplated and predominant chant, and some wags near the Vice cameras tweaked it to "Jews" for a few moments.
  149. @Anon
    Americans are supposed to be so weepy-eyed about kids like this.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DI_GOkvUMAAjd3A.jpg

    Uhhhhh, poor baby, boo hoo hoo.

    Btw, it shouldn't be called 'deport'. It should be called RETURN. Return them home.
    Now, what is so wrong with reconnecting with their own land, people, and culture? Do they hate and loathe their own kind? Returning them to their own kind is the most inhuman and terrifying thing?
    But why? If these non-whites are so full of pride, why are they so eager to run to white or white-majority nations. Indeed, they prefer white homogeneity over diversity. Latin Americans run from diversity. Hindus prefer Canada. Africans don't stick around in diverse North Africa. They wanna make it to Sweden. Imagine if Japan decided to return Americans back to America or Germans back to Germany. Would these people be throwing fits?

    Some say RETURNING these people is wrong cuz they only know English and only know America.
    Well, many many immigrants hardly speak English and knew NOTHING of the US before they came here. So, if people who don't speak English and know little of US can start anew in America, surely these people can learn to reconnect with their homeland.

    Indeed, whites should ask all non-whites, "Why are you so terrified of being returned to your own people and culture? Do you hate your own kind so much? Do you have such little trust in them to run and manage a good society? Do you Prefer whites? Do you believe whites are superior"

    Nothing is more 'white supremacist' than immigration patterns.

    America World Child Protective Services

    Fuck Yeah!

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  150. Redman says:
    @Jack D
    Frankly, I did not understand that slogan. How could the small (and shrinking) Jewish minority in the US replace whites? Are they saying that the Jews will CAUSE the replacement of whites with other races rather than that the Jews themselves will be the replacements? If the latter, that's still giving the Jews too much credit because (again) as a tiny minority they are in no position to impose their will upon the majority population in a democratic country. If the Jews really could achieve this (assuming they even wanted to, which they shouldn't because the America we have has been pretty good to the Jews the way it is whereas some future non-white America probably wouldn't be) , then shame on the formerly great White Race for allowing themselves to be manipulated in this way by such a small group. It strikes me that focusing on the Jews is the wrong focus - the real problem is white Christian race-traitor elites who hate hate hate lower class whites .

    The VICE video with the purported “Nazis” chanting “Jews will not replace us” ( or whatever they were saying) was a sham.

    It has all the hallmarks of a fake news piece designed to create interest and/or conflict. Has anyone interviewed a single participant in that group? If so, I haven’t seen it.

    The “violence” that Friday night was clearly faux, since it was clear the men in the video were performing a version of a “mosh” rather than fighting. No blood, and no shots if anyone actually being punched in the face.

    It was made into (or at least was the focal point of) a documentary shown right after the last episode of Game Of Thrones on HBO 2 weeks ago. But for the car mauling the next day, I don’t think this video would have gotten much (international)play as it eventually did. Clear entertainment for the masses.

    Deciphering what these actors were saying and meant is a bit pointless IMO.

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  151. Tacitus says:
    @Jack D
    The New York Times today has a column called "Best New TV Shows". Of course most of them involve minorities, lesbians, immigrants, etc.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/31/watching/new-on-netflix-hbo-amazon-prime-hulu-september.html?action=click&contentCollection=Asia%20Pacific&module=Trending&version=Full&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

    My favorite though was "Akeelah and the Bee".

    https://static01.nyt.com/images/2017/08/31/watching/01watching-nts-slide-9T3E/01watching-nts-slide-9T3E-master768.jpg

    "Akeelah (Keke Palmer) is a young spelling savant whose potential is recognized and supported by one of my favorite movie teachers (Laurence Fishburne)."

    It would have been easy for the producers to make Akeelah South Asian like most actual spelling bee winners, but that's not good enough.

    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/05/04/1051987601694.html

    “Matrix star Laurence Fishburne said he felt racism while living in Australia, describing the “vibe.”

    “The only way for you to really get (understand) this is you need to go to a country where there is nothing but black people and you need to be there for a month-and-a-half or two months and you need to be in a room one day when you are the only white person in a room and then you’ll get it.”

    “But you won’t get it by me telling you ‘Oh, this happened or that happened’ because nothing awful happened and nobody called me a bad name or any of that shit.”

    If you are white you give off the “vibe” of racism. Just one white person can make a black person feel disquietude.

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  152. @Charles Pewitt
    President Trump is making himself extremely unlovable with his weak and cowardly performance on immigration. President Trump won the electoral college vote by winning the WOMP states -- Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania.

    President Trump won the WOMP states by promising to reduce legal immigration, deport illegal aliens, build a wall on the border, stop Islamic terrorists from infiltrating the USA and defending the safety and security of the USA. President Trump also promised to scrap job-killing, sovereignty-sapping trade deal scams and end the endless overseas wars that are harming the US military while providing no national security benefits to America.

    President Trump is now creating an atmosphere where it could be said that he supports comprehensive immigration reform of the type put forward in 2013. That would be a nation-wrecking disaster. President Trump must make it clear that he will deport all illegal alien invaders in the United States. President Trump must make it clear that he will push for dramatic reductions to legal immigration.

    President Trump should remember that the Obama/Rubio Illegal Alien Amnesty -- Mass Immigration Surge bill(S744) of 2013 was a nation-wrecking disaster only averted because it died in the US House of Representatives. President Trump must know that the attempt at "comprehensive" immigration reform was an attempt to swamp the United States with tens of millions of foreigners.

    Are u keeping up with the news? And to your WOMP theory
    Trump most likely won the WOMP states because he isn’t a c*nt named Hillary Clinton. If Bernie had been the nominee, sadly Mich and PA and maybe all 4 go blue.

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  153. Anon87 says:

    CTRL-F finally worked!

    Much of Harris County’s population is foreign-born — about 1.1 million people. Roughly 730,000 people are not U.S. citizens, according to Census data. Pew Research estimates that more than a half-million people in the Houston metro area are undocumented immigrants.

    Aware of those numbers, this week the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other government bodies told storm victims that officials would not be checking the immigration status of those seeking shelter.

    But what happens when it becomes time to rebuild? If those area residents are unable to collect relief aid, what happens to them and their homes? Does that population stay or leave? The social and economic impacts could last for a generation.

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  154. @Jack D

    At any rate, the defiant “You will not replace us!” does not limit itself as an address to Jews: it is equally a defiance of Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, Tim Cook, Bill Gates, and all the rest who seek to dispossess (i.e., replace) us.
     
    As I understand it (and I was not there) the chant was not "YOU will not replace us" (which sounds like pretty decent rally chant which might have resonated with a lot of white Americans) but "the JEWS will not replace us". If, as you say, the guilty group includes Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, Tim Cook, Bill Gates, etc. (not a Jew in that group) then why focus on the Jews and only the Jews in your chant? Unless you are an anti-Semite (and in my experience most American whites are not) then isn't this chant more likely to alienate average American white folks from the alt-right rather than to attract them?

    I suppose it is an empirical question, and maybe someone present can enlighten us (I was not there either) but all the footage I have heard sounds to me like “you” and not “Jews” or “the Jews.”

    All the pundits kept reporting it as you heard it, but I actully heard sound from the crowd before hearing any pundit’s analysis. When I did hear the “Jews” business I did a doubletake (“Huh!? That’s not what they were chanting…”).

    The mainstream news would also have us believe the entirely peaceful demonstrators who were attacked by the left-wing mob were somehow to blame for inciting violence, too.

    Go figure.

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    • Replies: @Lot
    The initial reports said people were saying both You and Jews.
  155. Anon says: • Website • Disclaimer

    They say it is ‘cruel’ to send these illegal ‘dreamer’ kids to nations they know little or nothing about since they grew up mostly in the US.

    Using that logic, we should end all immigration to the US since it is cruel for all those would-be-immigrant parents to bring their kids to an alien/new nation(the US) where they have no friends and contacts. Think of the trauma of growing up in Iran but suddenly being dropped in NY or Pittsburgh!! So cruel!

    At home, they got their friends, relatives, and culture. But relocated to the US, the poor kids will be like fish out of water. They’ll be strangers among strangers in a culture they barely understand. Poor babies!

    So, let’s end immigration. When those people come to the US, they are often deficient in English and don’t get around very well. And it is so cruel to dump their kids in an alien culture that is so different from the culture back home. It is inhuman, I tell you.

    PS. If immigration is so great, what’s wrong with returning these illegals and their kids? That is MORE immigration. They are immigrating back to their own nations. Round-Trip Immigration is surely better than one-way immigration. It goes both ways. If immigration is great, don’t just immigrate to the US. Immigrate more by immigrating back home.

    PSS. We need to champion Progressive Immigration. We are told that immigrants are solid gold for economic growth. Immigration is like giving free money to a nation. Take in immigrants, and it means economic miracles.

    Okay then, we need to do the right thing and help out the poorest nations. Under Progressive Immigration Act, most immigrants should go to the poorest nations since those nations need the most economic growth. Sending immigrants(an economic boon) to rich nations is like the government giving funds to rich folks. Federal funds should go to the most needy, the poor. Rich don’t need welfare, programs,and stuff from government. Likewise, rich nations already got all the good stuff. They are loaded with dough. It is the poor nations that are most in need of economic growth, labor, investment, innovation, and etc, all of which immigrants bring in spades(as Economist and Wall Street Journal assure us).
    We currently have Regressive Immigration where the golden goose of immigration goes to rich nations. Rich get richer. It is time we sent the immigrants and their blessings to the poorest nations.

    Progressive Immigration Now! Send Mexicans to Africa. Mexicans will build all sorts of industries and create all sorts of innovations for the blacks.
    And encourage white progs and their ilk to emigrate to poor nations like Yemen and Sri Lanka. Surely, they’ll do wonders for people there.
    And EU needs to stop stealing all those future computer engineers and doctors from Africa. No, it is time to send all those Africans in EU back to Africa to do wonders for the economy there. How dare rich lazy white folks in EU take in all this black gold to work and pay taxes to support social security for rich aging white folks.

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    • LOL: BB753
    • Replies: @Peripatetic commenter
    Not only that. They will be taking their knowledge of good institutions back to their countries of origin and improving those countries enormously. They really should do it to make a difference in the world. They owe it to the world!
    , @SteveRogers42
    Or, there's this:

    https://i.redd.it/kwje11kqs5kz.jpg
  156. Lot says:

    Frum on Trump’s Wall Funding for Dreamer Amnesty plan:

    No results? No, it will be worse than that: He’ll have entrenched in law the DACA policy that Obama bequeathed as a reversible executive action. Trump betrays everybody who trusts him. Those who looked to him to get control at last of the country’s borders will soon learn: They are no exception to the dismal general rule.

    Sounds right to me.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/09/trumps-impending-immigration-sell-out/538896/?utm_source=twb

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    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    Quoting David Frum as an authority.

    L M B O
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Sounds right to me.
     
    You sided with Frum? I have revised my opinion of you.
    , @Neil Templeton
    What's the difference? It's not as if the game ends with Trump. This is the original game, and it never ends. Well, maybe when the Sun blinks out, or a moon sized meteor T-bones Earth, or Mother Earth decides to ditch Sun and orbit Jupiter instead.
    , @AM

    Sounds right to me.
     
    You do have very intelligent comments. And then TDS kicks in and it's all over.

    DACA was created as an executive order because it failed to pass Congress. If the GOP passes DACA and fails on Obamacare, please pass the popcorn, because the Dems will not have had an easier election than in decades.
  157. Steve you’d probably have less threads turn into referendums of the JQ if you stopped letting two or three JIDFs here autistically hijack every thread whenever (((coincidences))) are pointed out.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    In my experience, the two groups who are most interested in things related to Jews are #1 Anti-Semites and #2 Jews, in that order. No one else cares just like I have no interest in Armenians or Serbs or the Thais, etc. So if you are not Jewish but have an inordinate interest in things Jewish, the question of who is Jewish, how the Joos are ruining America, etc, chances are it is #1.
    , @Anon
    Looks like your tushy hurts
    Oy vey
    , @AM

    Steve you’d probably have less threads turn into referendums of the JQ if you stopped letting two or three JIDFs here autistically hijack every thread whenever (((coincidences))) are pointed out.
     
    Tend to agree here.
  158. @Lot
    Frum on Trump's Wall Funding for Dreamer Amnesty plan:

    No results? No, it will be worse than that: He’ll have entrenched in law the DACA policy that Obama bequeathed as a reversible executive action. Trump betrays everybody who trusts him. Those who looked to him to get control at last of the country’s borders will soon learn: They are no exception to the dismal general rule.
     
    Sounds right to me.


    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/09/trumps-impending-immigration-sell-out/538896/?utm_source=twb

    Quoting David Frum as an authority.

    L M B O

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    • Troll: Kevin C.
    • Replies: @Lot
    He is an idiot on many issues (gun control) and was an awful warmonger and censor in the W years. But has he been anything but solid on immigration he past 5-10 years? Is there anyone else who argues for restriction in prestige media as much as he does?

    Anyway, his pessimism about Trump thus far has been correct. Rather than end DACA in January 2017 like he promised he is only doing so now that the Texas AG forced his hand, and if I understood things right will be issuing two year work permits to DACA illegals up to Feb 2018 lasting to Feb 2020.

    And that is if he keeps his word and does not agree to some cheap data amnesty for 100-mile of border wall sometime in the future, assuming lawsuits do not block it.
  159. Bugg says:
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Officially, was Pujols on PEDS? Accusations were made, any hard proof?

    So many excellent hitters historically have done way north of .240. Bill James is probably crowing "I TOLD you so! I TOLD you so! Lousy OPS and no BBs! What did you expect!"

    Uh, yes, Bill. On this one you may indeed have had a strong case. But what ELSE could it have caused Pujol's drastic decline? (Stronger PEDS testing).

    Crickets.

    The testing for uppers probably played as big a role as PEDs. MLB is a long season. And amphetamine use was more prevalent than anyone knew going back to Babe Ruth’s time.Both Joe Dimaggio and Ted Williams’ biographies talked about the “special coffee” with greenies to get you going. Travel and hot summer days and nights wear down anyone, but especially players over 35. You do not see many older players any more. The old power hitter they could stick at DH or first is going away. David Ortiz and Pujols are the last of their kind. Suspect the owners aren’t heartbroken with this trend because those guys made a lot of money, the youngsters replacing them make way less.

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    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    There is no evidence that uppers began during Ruth's time. The earliest recorded written evidence is the early '50's. But so what? Uppers by themselves do not add points to one's batting average or help one to hit more HRs. Also, prior to 1961 MLB played a shorter 154 game season. Before 1958, they didn't go past St. Louis and traveled by train (which were air conditioned by the 40's). In other words, prior to jet plane travel and bouncing different time zones in a week, was unknown before the late '50's. Playing in SF, LA, TX, and crisscrossing across the continental US, playing several night games in a row in different time zones in as little as a week, "greenies", amphetamines etc made some sense to perk one up to continue to play. But, greenies are vastly different than PEDS, which is another animal entirely.

    Jose Canseco made this perfectly clear in his 2005 autobiography, in which he stated that once PEDS became widespread during the '90's is when the overall reduction in amphetamines declined precipitously in MLB. He also made the point that he personally never took a greenie. Taking PEDS, he simply didn't need to because he was always "wired" so to speak and the offensive results bear this out.

  160. Tiny Duck says:

    You know what else dreamers are good at?

    Attracting and impregnating white girls

    It would seem seem white girls no blond hair and blue eyes are weak and want to rid the planet of thier bizarreness

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  161. @KM32
    He looks 25, to be honest.

    Seriously, how dumb are people, anyway? This picture is from an article posted when he was "eleven."

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CinCR0KXAAIQDEV.jpg

    He looks 25, to be honest.

    Seriously, how dumb are people, anyway? This picture is from an article posted when he was “eleven.”

    It is amazing how dumb you can be when you want to be like when there is a steady paycheck in it for you. In their defense, however, maybe he really seems to have the mind of a 12 year old when you talk to him.

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  162. EriK says:
    @Steve Sailer
    One theory is that PEDs help your eyesight. Barry Bonds had a late juiced season where he had more homers than strikeouts, which is extraordinary in the 21st Century. At his previous peak at age 28 Bonds had 46 homers and 79 strikeouts, which is terrific. But at age 39 he had 45 homers, 41 strikeouts, and 232 walks.

    One theory is that PEDs help your eyesight.

    My friend’s eye Dr. promoted this theory. Might be something to it.

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  163. BB753 says:
    @Fredrik
    Yes, but for anyone sane to believe it the African would have had to be born in Germany.

    Btw,
    even if he's 12 I wonder why people aren't commenting on the fact that it's his body type that makes him able to compete. But of course that brings us back to the first point. I'm sure lots of commenters secretly think he's much older and don't want to be dragged into that debate.

    Btw 2,
    a decade ago or so there was an American soccer player called Freddy Adu that was considered the next great thing. He was born in Ghana and for some reason never became as great as people thought. Wonder why...

    Why do Dreamers grow up so fast?
    There are four possibilities :

    1. Growth hormone. They used it on soccer striker Messi who was born a midget.
    2. Dreaming the American dream makes you grow much faster. Only if you dream hard enough at night.
    3. They’re lying about their age, or made to lie about their age.
    4. They honestly don’t know how old they are. Seriously, people in backward places usually don’t know how old they are.

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  164. Tony says:
    @Steve Sailer
    A funny thing is that if you had asked sportswriters after Babe Ruth's bad 1925 season, they would have said he was washed up, had no hope of ever coming back because of his lack of discipline.

    But, surprisingly, Ruth hired a a personal trainer (which was almost unknown back then) and worked out steadily every winter in the gym after that, and had nine more highly productive seasons.

    Thats news to me. Its common knowledge that the only 6 pack Ruth had was the kind you buy in the supermarket.

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    • Replies: @keypusher
    It was "common knowledge" that the emperor had a beautiful new suit of clothes. iSteve readers should know better.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=kUr-j18KIs8C&pg=PA10&lpg=PA10&dq=babe+ruth%27s+trainer&source=bl&ots=BvK8ypbi-K&sig=2BRXZsvANnmG2BaKFJ0dTe7I6LE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi768njlpHWAhVM7oMKHedMAGYQ6AEIRDAI#v=onepage&q=babe%20ruth's%20trainer&f=false

    It's interesting to compare Ruth with one of his early successors, hard-drinking Jimmie Foxx. By my count Ruth had 438* home runs after his age-32 season (1927, the year he hit 60) compared to 502 at the same age point (1940) for Foxx. But Ruth hit 296 more home runs in the remainder of his career, compared to 32** for Foxx.

    * Of course, Ruth had spent several years as a pitcher.
    ** You could say Foxx's career was interrupted by World War II, but he was clearly washed up before the war began.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ruthba01.shtml
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/foxxji01.shtml
  165. @Jack D
    Frankly, I did not understand that slogan. How could the small (and shrinking) Jewish minority in the US replace whites? Are they saying that the Jews will CAUSE the replacement of whites with other races rather than that the Jews themselves will be the replacements? If the latter, that's still giving the Jews too much credit because (again) as a tiny minority they are in no position to impose their will upon the majority population in a democratic country. If the Jews really could achieve this (assuming they even wanted to, which they shouldn't because the America we have has been pretty good to the Jews the way it is whereas some future non-white America probably wouldn't be) , then shame on the formerly great White Race for allowing themselves to be manipulated in this way by such a small group. It strikes me that focusing on the Jews is the wrong focus - the real problem is white Christian race-traitor elites who hate hate hate lower class whites .

    This is a real doozy, Jack.

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  166. @AnotherDad

    The Angels owe Pujols another $135 million on his ten year contract, which will take him through nominal age 41.
     
    It's odd to me that their continue to be GMs who allow their teams to get fleeced like this.

    Yeah, you gotta pay for talent, but why the heck not write contacts where the big money only flows with big performance. The problem of players performance peaking as they approach free agency and slumping after a big contract is well known. Humans are human and respond to incentives. (See "Soviet Union".)

    Baseball is rife with fairly objective stats you can peg contracts to with as much complexity--including for handling injuries in the line of duty, etc. etc.--as you like. And ball players have big egos, it seems most of them would go for the contract that pays more, but only if they continue to be a stud--because they believe they will continue to be a stud.

    Pay for performance, not for some guy to enjoy middle aged retirement at the ballpark.

    Consider it deferred comp.

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  167. @Jack D

    At any rate, the defiant “You will not replace us!” does not limit itself as an address to Jews: it is equally a defiance of Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, Tim Cook, Bill Gates, and all the rest who seek to dispossess (i.e., replace) us.
     
    As I understand it (and I was not there) the chant was not "YOU will not replace us" (which sounds like pretty decent rally chant which might have resonated with a lot of white Americans) but "the JEWS will not replace us". If, as you say, the guilty group includes Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan, Tim Cook, Bill Gates, etc. (not a Jew in that group) then why focus on the Jews and only the Jews in your chant? Unless you are an anti-Semite (and in my experience most American whites are not) then isn't this chant more likely to alienate average American white folks from the alt-right rather than to attract them?

    Apparently, “YOU will not replace us!” was the contemplated and predominant chant, and some wags near the Vice cameras tweaked it to “Jews” for a few moments.

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    • Replies: @Redman
    Agreed re VICE. Why doesn't some enterprising young journalist try to interview any participant in the VICE rally?

    It would be quite illuminating, considering all of the attention the video/documentary has gotten.
  168. @Lot
    Frum on Trump's Wall Funding for Dreamer Amnesty plan:

    No results? No, it will be worse than that: He’ll have entrenched in law the DACA policy that Obama bequeathed as a reversible executive action. Trump betrays everybody who trusts him. Those who looked to him to get control at last of the country’s borders will soon learn: They are no exception to the dismal general rule.
     
    Sounds right to me.


    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/09/trumps-impending-immigration-sell-out/538896/?utm_source=twb

    Sounds right to me.

    You sided with Frum? I have revised my opinion of you.

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    • Replies: @Lot
    I side with Trump's unfulfilled campaign promises.
  169. Jack D says:
    @Jack Hanson
    Steve you'd probably have less threads turn into referendums of the JQ if you stopped letting two or three JIDFs here autistically hijack every thread whenever (((coincidences))) are pointed out.

    In my experience, the two groups who are most interested in things related to Jews are #1 Anti-Semites and #2 Jews, in that order. No one else cares just like I have no interest in Armenians or Serbs or the Thais, etc. So if you are not Jewish but have an inordinate interest in things Jewish, the question of who is Jewish, how the Joos are ruining America, etc, chances are it is #1.

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    • Replies: @Bob Smith of Suburbia
    What's an anti-Semite?

    (No, seriously - what's your definition of an anti-Semite?)
    , @AM

    In my experience, the two groups who are most interested in things related to Jews are #1 Anti-Semites and #2 Jews, in that order.
     
    Eh, it's the other way around. Jews are much more interested in themselves than the anti-semites, who at some point need to go eat lunch or something. Theoretically, I might be able to talk someone out of their Jewish paranoia, you hopefully would always be interested in yourself.

    I'd let the JQ go, as I've resolved it for myself, but the "ACKKK! Somebody posted something criticizing Jews again!!! Must RESPOND!" makes threads difficult and cluttery.

    It's a two way street, no matter how much you'd like to think you're just reacting to something.

    Personally, I'd like to give the #1 and the #2 a room so we can deal without the collective neurosis of thing. But it's not be until American Jews find some security about their own IDs.
  170. vinny says:

    Thurber said it best http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1935/06/22/i-went-to-sullivant

    “The team didn’t lose a game for five years to another grammar school. When Dick Peterson was in the sixth grade, he got into a saloon brawl and was killed.”

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  171. Moses says:
    @jon

    Dubbed “the Ellis Island of the South” and “the most diverse square mile in America"
     

    Printed images of international flags — from Congo, Thailand, Pakistan, Ethiopia and others — hang inside the campus’ entryway
     

    The varsity boys’ cross country team is a microcosm of the school and the town, with all eight runners on this year’s squad having moved to the United States from Africa.
     
    That all African cross country team doesn't sound like much of a microcosm. Indeed, it doesn't sound like it has any diversity at all.

    Silly! Of course it’s diverse. “Diverse” means “no European Americans.”

    100% African is as diverse and wonderful as you can get.

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  172. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Jack Hanson
    Steve you'd probably have less threads turn into referendums of the JQ if you stopped letting two or three JIDFs here autistically hijack every thread whenever (((coincidences))) are pointed out.

    Looks like your tushy hurts
    Oy vey

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    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    The guy obviously assmad about being called autistic calling anyone upset.

    The chutzpah that got you kicked out of 200+ countries, front and center.
  173. @Anon
    They say it is 'cruel' to send these illegal 'dreamer' kids to nations they know little or nothing about since they grew up mostly in the US.

    Using that logic, we should end all immigration to the US since it is cruel for all those would-be-immigrant parents to bring their kids to an alien/new nation(the US) where they have no friends and contacts. Think of the trauma of growing up in Iran but suddenly being dropped in NY or Pittsburgh!! So cruel!

    At home, they got their friends, relatives, and culture. But relocated to the US, the poor kids will be like fish out of water. They'll be strangers among strangers in a culture they barely understand. Poor babies!

    So, let's end immigration. When those people come to the US, they are often deficient in English and don't get around very well. And it is so cruel to dump their kids in an alien culture that is so different from the culture back home. It is inhuman, I tell you.

    PS. If immigration is so great, what's wrong with returning these illegals and their kids? That is MORE immigration. They are immigrating back to their own nations. Round-Trip Immigration is surely better than one-way immigration. It goes both ways. If immigration is great, don't just immigrate to the US. Immigrate more by immigrating back home.

    PSS. We need to champion Progressive Immigration. We are told that immigrants are solid gold for economic growth. Immigration is like giving free money to a nation. Take in immigrants, and it means economic miracles.

    Okay then, we need to do the right thing and help out the poorest nations. Under Progressive Immigration Act, most immigrants should go to the poorest nations since those nations need the most economic growth. Sending immigrants(an economic boon) to rich nations is like the government giving funds to rich folks. Federal funds should go to the most needy, the poor. Rich don't need welfare, programs,and stuff from government. Likewise, rich nations already got all the good stuff. They are loaded with dough. It is the poor nations that are most in need of economic growth, labor, investment, innovation, and etc, all of which immigrants bring in spades(as Economist and Wall Street Journal assure us).
    We currently have Regressive Immigration where the golden goose of immigration goes to rich nations. Rich get richer. It is time we sent the immigrants and their blessings to the poorest nations.

    Progressive Immigration Now! Send Mexicans to Africa. Mexicans will build all sorts of industries and create all sorts of innovations for the blacks.
    And encourage white progs and their ilk to emigrate to poor nations like Yemen and Sri Lanka. Surely, they'll do wonders for people there.
    And EU needs to stop stealing all those future computer engineers and doctors from Africa. No, it is time to send all those Africans in EU back to Africa to do wonders for the economy there. How dare rich lazy white folks in EU take in all this black gold to work and pay taxes to support social security for rich aging white folks.

    Not only that. They will be taking their knowledge of good institutions back to their countries of origin and improving those countries enormously. They really should do it to make a difference in the world. They owe it to the world!

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  174. @Lot
    Frum on Trump's Wall Funding for Dreamer Amnesty plan:

    No results? No, it will be worse than that: He’ll have entrenched in law the DACA policy that Obama bequeathed as a reversible executive action. Trump betrays everybody who trusts him. Those who looked to him to get control at last of the country’s borders will soon learn: They are no exception to the dismal general rule.
     
    Sounds right to me.


    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/09/trumps-impending-immigration-sell-out/538896/?utm_source=twb

    What’s the difference? It’s not as if the game ends with Trump. This is the original game, and it never ends. Well, maybe when the Sun blinks out, or a moon sized meteor T-bones Earth, or Mother Earth decides to ditch Sun and orbit Jupiter instead.

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  175. Parfois says:
    @Johan Schmidt
    They expect us to believe that an adult is 12 years old?

    In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is...in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
     
    -Theodore Dalrymple

    @ Johan

    That quote can be applied to capitalist societies as well (just swap communist with capitalist) and when one uses a wide brush to tar everyone, one wonders whether he has visited the easily accessible Cuba to arrive at his generalisations. By using that brush so liberally, he practises what he denounces. What’s your point anyway?

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  176. @Bugg
    The testing for uppers probably played as big a role as PEDs. MLB is a long season. And amphetamine use was more prevalent than anyone knew going back to Babe Ruth's time.Both Joe Dimaggio and Ted Williams' biographies talked about the "special coffee" with greenies to get you going. Travel and hot summer days and nights wear down anyone, but especially players over 35. You do not see many older players any more. The old power hitter they could stick at DH or first is going away. David Ortiz and Pujols are the last of their kind. Suspect the owners aren't heartbroken with this trend because those guys made a lot of money, the youngsters replacing them make way less.

    There is no evidence that uppers began during Ruth’s time. The earliest recorded written evidence is the early ’50′s. But so what? Uppers by themselves do not add points to one’s batting average or help one to hit more HRs. Also, prior to 1961 MLB played a shorter 154 game season. Before 1958, they didn’t go past St. Louis and traveled by train (which were air conditioned by the 40′s). In other words, prior to jet plane travel and bouncing different time zones in a week, was unknown before the late ’50′s. Playing in SF, LA, TX, and crisscrossing across the continental US, playing several night games in a row in different time zones in as little as a week, “greenies”, amphetamines etc made some sense to perk one up to continue to play. But, greenies are vastly different than PEDS, which is another animal entirely.

    Jose Canseco made this perfectly clear in his 2005 autobiography, in which he stated that once PEDS became widespread during the ’90′s is when the overall reduction in amphetamines declined precipitously in MLB. He also made the point that he personally never took a greenie. Taking PEDS, he simply didn’t need to because he was always “wired” so to speak and the offensive results bear this out.

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    • Replies: @keypusher
    It's my sense that amphetamines have become the go-to response to anyone that complains about PEDs. I don't see any serious argument that greenies had anywhere near the same impact that steroids and HGH did.
  177. Oregon golf course photo for Steve.

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    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    This golf course would make an excellent color photo in (hopefully) a future Steve book on the history of Golf.
    , @Lot
    Is that Burning Tree?
    , @AM
    That picture of the Oregon golf course really makes you think.

    It seems like the excess heat from the forest fire could be really bad for the grass and cut into the open hours of the course. It's good they were getting around in then. ;)

  178. @Steve Sailer
    Pujols will probably get to 100 RBIs again, but batting behind Mike Trout will do that for you. It's like batting behind a tee-totaling Mickey Mantle.

    Steve, I’m way too ignorant of baseball tactics to have thought his RBI count might be inflated following Trout. Then I read some other (seemingly, entirely relevant) stats you pulled out on a subsequent post and realized that I should just read these threads silently.

    It’s nice being a transplant with no MLB strings so I can say “yeah, boy that Trout can play” AND “wow, that Kershaw can pitch”

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  179. eah says:

    Actually the funniest thing about this guy is that he’s often referred to as a “Deutsch-Kameruner” — apparently a document (Geburtsurkunde = birth certificate) gives a birthdate of 20 Nov 2014.

    Sportmediziner zweifeln am Alter von BVB-Wunderkind Moukoko

    …Mit 12 Jahren! Das klingt unglaublich – und für viele ist es das auch…Sie bewegen sich auf dem gefährlich schmalen Grat zwischen (angemessener) Skepsis und bösen Vorurteilen gegenüber Afrikanern. Denn Youssoufa Moukoko ist dunkelhäutig…Dabei hat Youssoufas Vater Joseph jüngst eine Geburtsurkunde des deutschen Konsulats vorgelegt: vom 20. November 2004.

    Youssoufa Moukoko vom BVB – Nominierung für U16-Nationalmannschaft

    96 Kommentare — Diskussion geschlossen — Liebe Nutzer, die Diskussion wurde aufgrund zahlreicher Verstöße gegen unsere Kommentar-Regeln geschlossen. Wir bitten um Ihr Verständnis. Die Redaktion

    Oops — too many people were saying naughty things so they closed the comments — “LOL”

    OT

    Kentucky Public Employee Retirements Surge As Fears Of Pension Collapse Mount

    …The problem is that the aggregate underfunded liability of pensions in states like Kentucky have become so incredibly large that massive increases in annual contributions, courtesy of taxpayers, can’t possibly offset liability growth and annual payouts…So what can Kentucky do to solve their pension crisis? Well, as it turns out they hired a pension consultant, PFM Group, in May of last year to answer that exact question. Unfortunately, PFM’s conclusions, which include freezing current pension plans, slashing benefit payments for current retirees and converting future employees to a 401(k), are somewhat less than ‘perfectly acceptable’ for both pensioners and elected officials who depend upon votes from public employee unions in order to keep their jobs

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  180. @Steve Sailer
    A funny thing is that if you had asked sportswriters after Babe Ruth's bad 1925 season, they would have said he was washed up, had no hope of ever coming back because of his lack of discipline.

    But, surprisingly, Ruth hired a a personal trainer (which was almost unknown back then) and worked out steadily every winter in the gym after that, and had nine more highly productive seasons.

    But this is still not on the same level as PEDS. Any and all players in theory at the level of Alist MLB level in the ’20′s could’ve hired a personal trainer.

    If you look at Ruth’s training regimen, one has to smile at how primitive it seems by today’s standard. Basically any sedentary person of middle age could conceivably get on Babe Ruth’s mid 1920′s training regimen and diet. For 1925 it was advanced stuff. Today, it’s just basic common sense. (Poultry, salads, H2O/no sweets/no added sugars/no bad carbs/no pasta/no alcohol or excessive calories. That and use the rowing machine (which could also be supplemented by the elyptical machine today), walking/jogging, some light weights.

    And that’s it. It’s basically what the Mayo Clinic would recommend for average Americans today.

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  181. @Steve Sailer
    Mantle was an All-Star level hitter through his last season in the dead ball year of 1968 when he had 106 walks. These days the Yankees would be ecstatic to have even a beat-up Mantle as their DH.

    Pujols got over 100 walks per season in his prime but now he gets few walks despite still having some power. He has 33 so far this season. I'm not sure why. Old timers usually keep their walks up. Jim Thome, for example, had 91 walks at age 37, down from 127 at his peak, but Pujols will be down from 115 at his peak to about 40 this season.

    One clue might be that his hit-by-pitch numbers are down to 2 last season and 1 this year, whereas he used to get hit 7 or 9 times per year, and guys like Rizzo and Bryant of the Cubs get hit 15 or 25 times per year. Maybe he's gotten gun-shy? Perhaps he feels like he doesn't have the reflexes anymore to get out of the way of a fastball, so he's leaning away from the plate and pitchers are therefore killing him on the outside corner? Major league fastballs are scary.

    There is data on where every single pitch nowadays, so this theory could be tested, although I don't think there is data from the years when Pujols was the greatest hitter in baseball.

    Or maybe his eyesight isn't as good as it was? He used to be a DiMaggio-like contact hitter with very few strikeouts relative to his power. One season he had only 50 strikeouts to 49 homers, which sounds like DiMaggio but almost nobody does that anymore.

    Gary Sheffield and Hideki Matsui are two modern players who never struck out 100 or more times per season in their careers, but it is definitely a rarity.

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    Ichiro?
    , @EriK
    Tony Gwynn never struck out more that 40 times in a season. Of course he was no homerun guy.
  182. eah says:
    @eah
    Actually the funniest thing about this guy is that he's often referred to as a "Deutsch-Kameruner" -- apparently a document (Geburtsurkunde = birth certificate) gives a birthdate of 20 Nov 2014.

    Sportmediziner zweifeln am Alter von BVB-Wunderkind Moukoko

    ...Mit 12 Jahren! Das klingt unglaublich - und für viele ist es das auch...Sie bewegen sich auf dem gefährlich schmalen Grat zwischen (angemessener) Skepsis und bösen Vorurteilen gegenüber Afrikanern. Denn Youssoufa Moukoko ist dunkelhäutig...Dabei hat Youssoufas Vater Joseph jüngst eine Geburtsurkunde des deutschen Konsulats vorgelegt: vom 20. November 2004.

    Youssoufa Moukoko vom BVB - Nominierung für U16-Nationalmannschaft

    96 Kommentare -- Diskussion geschlossen -- Liebe Nutzer, die Diskussion wurde aufgrund zahlreicher Verstöße gegen unsere Kommentar-Regeln geschlossen. Wir bitten um Ihr Verständnis. Die Redaktion

    Oops -- too many people were saying naughty things so they closed the comments -- "LOL"

    OT

    Kentucky Public Employee Retirements Surge As Fears Of Pension Collapse Mount

    ...The problem is that the aggregate underfunded liability of pensions in states like Kentucky have become so incredibly large that massive increases in annual contributions, courtesy of taxpayers, can't possibly offset liability growth and annual payouts...So what can Kentucky do to solve their pension crisis? Well, as it turns out they hired a pension consultant, PFM Group, in May of last year to answer that exact question. Unfortunately, PFM's conclusions, which include freezing current pension plans, slashing benefit payments for current retirees and converting future employees to a 401(k), are somewhat less than 'perfectly acceptable' for both pensioners and elected officials who depend upon votes from public employee unions in order to keep their jobs...

    Now back to your regularly scheduled commenting.

    >a birthdate of 20 Nov 2014

    2004

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  183. @Anon
    They say it is 'cruel' to send these illegal 'dreamer' kids to nations they know little or nothing about since they grew up mostly in the US.

    Using that logic, we should end all immigration to the US since it is cruel for all those would-be-immigrant parents to bring their kids to an alien/new nation(the US) where they have no friends and contacts. Think of the trauma of growing up in Iran but suddenly being dropped in NY or Pittsburgh!! So cruel!

    At home, they got their friends, relatives, and culture. But relocated to the US, the poor kids will be like fish out of water. They'll be strangers among strangers in a culture they barely understand. Poor babies!

    So, let's end immigration. When those people come to the US, they are often deficient in English and don't get around very well. And it is so cruel to dump their kids in an alien culture that is so different from the culture back home. It is inhuman, I tell you.

    PS. If immigration is so great, what's wrong with returning these illegals and their kids? That is MORE immigration. They are immigrating back to their own nations. Round-Trip Immigration is surely better than one-way immigration. It goes both ways. If immigration is great, don't just immigrate to the US. Immigrate more by immigrating back home.

    PSS. We need to champion Progressive Immigration. We are told that immigrants are solid gold for economic growth. Immigration is like giving free money to a nation. Take in immigrants, and it means economic miracles.

    Okay then, we need to do the right thing and help out the poorest nations. Under Progressive Immigration Act, most immigrants should go to the poorest nations since those nations need the most economic growth. Sending immigrants(an economic boon) to rich nations is like the government giving funds to rich folks. Federal funds should go to the most needy, the poor. Rich don't need welfare, programs,and stuff from government. Likewise, rich nations already got all the good stuff. They are loaded with dough. It is the poor nations that are most in need of economic growth, labor, investment, innovation, and etc, all of which immigrants bring in spades(as Economist and Wall Street Journal assure us).
    We currently have Regressive Immigration where the golden goose of immigration goes to rich nations. Rich get richer. It is time we sent the immigrants and their blessings to the poorest nations.

    Progressive Immigration Now! Send Mexicans to Africa. Mexicans will build all sorts of industries and create all sorts of innovations for the blacks.
    And encourage white progs and their ilk to emigrate to poor nations like Yemen and Sri Lanka. Surely, they'll do wonders for people there.
    And EU needs to stop stealing all those future computer engineers and doctors from Africa. No, it is time to send all those Africans in EU back to Africa to do wonders for the economy there. How dare rich lazy white folks in EU take in all this black gold to work and pay taxes to support social security for rich aging white folks.

    Or, there’s this:

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    That must be one of those tiny homes you hear about. The front door needs work.
  184. eah says:

    Jews

    Hmm, makes you think.

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  185. Krikorian is too weak on immigration.

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    • Replies: @eah
    At this point any white person who isn't a White Nationalist is "too weak on immigration".
  186. Ivy says:
    @SteveRogers42
    Or, there's this:

    https://i.redd.it/kwje11kqs5kz.jpg

    That must be one of those tiny homes you hear about. The front door needs work.

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  187. Anon says: • Website • Disclaimer

    Let me get this right.

    It is cruel to send Mexicans back to Mexico, Chinese to China, Africans to Africa, and Muslims to Muslim nations.

    I have a picture in my mind… US sending an African back to Africa, and he screams, “NO!!! I don’t want to be with black Africans! Help me!”
    US sending a Chinese back to China, and he screams, “NO!!! I don’t want to be with yellow Chinese! Help me!”
    US sending a Mexican back to Mexico, and he screams, “NO!!! I don’t want to be with brown Mexicans! Help me!”

    So, what do they want? It seems they are feeling, “We want to be with you white folks and live under white rule.” It’s like the kid who doesn’t want to go to the dance.

    http://www.getyarn.io/yarn-clip/8c43f1c7-f4ad-4c7f-b3cc-73afad48e647

    Yup, all these people want to make flight to white nations. They see their own nations like characters in ESCAPE FROM NY. They want to get away from their own people, culture, and land permanently and become ‘Americans’. Indeed, they prefer the PC multi-culti identity in the West since they get pokemon points for being POC(victim or minority group) but don’t have to suffer under POC incompetence or tyranny in POC nations. A Paki is proud to be POC-paki in UK but doesn’t want to be a Paki in Pakistan where nothing works under Paki rule. In the West, they enjoy benefits, protection under law, and better governance. At the same time, they get bonus points for being POC deserving of ‘human rights’. They get to have the cake and eat it too. Enjoy all the benefits of white rule and competence AND posture as victims of whites deserving of special treatment.

    Even as people symbolically go flight FROM white, they make flight TO white nations.

    But if white nations fill up with non-whites, it won’t be a white nation. This is why lots of Mexicans leave SW territory and go elsewhere. Why? Too many Mexicans in the SW. Mexers are sick of competing with other Mexers. They need to go to places with fewer Mexers so hiring will be better under gringo.

    I don’t get it. All this multi-culti stuff says that White America sucks so bad, assimilation is wrong, and non-whites now proudly stick with their own identity and ‘culture’. But when they are made to go back, they say, “But I know nothing about my identity and culture. I’m totally American and I can only survive in the US.”

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    • Replies: @Desiderius

    It is cruel to send Mexicans back to Mexico, Chinese to China, Africans to Africa, and Muslims to Muslim nations.
     
    Seems pretty racist.

    What are we, Child Protective Services for the world?
  188. Anon says: • Website • Disclaimer

    They say cultural appropriation is a terrible thing.

    Yeah. But worse is demographic appropriation.

    How dare the West appropriate all these peoples of various cultures and just turn them into ‘Americans’?

    US needs to stop appropriating peoples of different races and cultures.

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  189. @Anon
    Let me get this right.

    It is cruel to send Mexicans back to Mexico, Chinese to China, Africans to Africa, and Muslims to Muslim nations.

    I have a picture in my mind... US sending an African back to Africa, and he screams, "NO!!! I don't want to be with black Africans! Help me!"
    US sending a Chinese back to China, and he screams, "NO!!! I don't want to be with yellow Chinese! Help me!"
    US sending a Mexican back to Mexico, and he screams, "NO!!! I don't want to be with brown Mexicans! Help me!"

    So, what do they want? It seems they are feeling, "We want to be with you white folks and live under white rule." It's like the kid who doesn't want to go to the dance.

    http://www.getyarn.io/yarn-clip/8c43f1c7-f4ad-4c7f-b3cc-73afad48e647

    Yup, all these people want to make flight to white nations. They see their own nations like characters in ESCAPE FROM NY. They want to get away from their own people, culture, and land permanently and become 'Americans'. Indeed, they prefer the PC multi-culti identity in the West since they get pokemon points for being POC(victim or minority group) but don't have to suffer under POC incompetence or tyranny in POC nations. A Paki is proud to be POC-paki in UK but doesn't want to be a Paki in Pakistan where nothing works under Paki rule. In the West, they enjoy benefits, protection under law, and better governance. At the same time, they get bonus points for being POC deserving of 'human rights'. They get to have the cake and eat it too. Enjoy all the benefits of white rule and competence AND posture as victims of whites deserving of special treatment.

    Even as people symbolically go flight FROM white, they make flight TO white nations.

    But if white nations fill up with non-whites, it won't be a white nation. This is why lots of Mexicans leave SW territory and go elsewhere. Why? Too many Mexicans in the SW. Mexers are sick of competing with other Mexers. They need to go to places with fewer Mexers so hiring will be better under gringo.

    I don't get it. All this multi-culti stuff says that White America sucks so bad, assimilation is wrong, and non-whites now proudly stick with their own identity and 'culture'. But when they are made to go back, they say, "But I know nothing about my identity and culture. I'm totally American and I can only survive in the US."

    It is cruel to send Mexicans back to Mexico, Chinese to China, Africans to Africa, and Muslims to Muslim nations.

    Seems pretty racist.

    What are we, Child Protective Services for the world?

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  190. @Jack D
    In my experience, the two groups who are most interested in things related to Jews are #1 Anti-Semites and #2 Jews, in that order. No one else cares just like I have no interest in Armenians or Serbs or the Thais, etc. So if you are not Jewish but have an inordinate interest in things Jewish, the question of who is Jewish, how the Joos are ruining America, etc, chances are it is #1.

    What’s an anti-Semite?

    (No, seriously – what’s your definition of an anti-Semite?)

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    His friend John Hay said of Henry Adams, that when Adams "saw Vesuvius reddening... [he] searched for a Jew stoking the fire."

    That's my definition too -- someone who looks to the Jews as the hidden (or not so hidden) cause of everything that goes wrong. Someone who assumes that "the Jews" are a unified group who actually have a collective opinion on anything. Someone who holds individual Jews responsible for the alleged collective action or opinions of "the Jews".
  191. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Gary Sheffield and Hideki Matsui are two modern players who never struck out 100 or more times per season in their careers, but it is definitely a rarity.

    Ichiro?

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    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Ichiro wasn't a power hitter which is what Steve was asking about (are there modern day power hitters who don't strike out 100 times or more in a season).

    Historically speaking, Ichiro struck out more than the average lead off hitter did 50-100 yrs ago.
  192. @Anon
    Looks like your tushy hurts
    Oy vey

    The guy obviously assmad about being called autistic calling anyone upset.

    The chutzpah that got you kicked out of 200+ countries, front and center.

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  193. eah says:
    @Opinionator
    Krikorian is too weak on immigration.

    At this point any white person who isn’t a White Nationalist is “too weak on immigration”.

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  194. Redman says:
    @Opinionator
    Apparently, "YOU will not replace us!" was the contemplated and predominant chant, and some wags near the Vice cameras tweaked it to "Jews" for a few moments.

    Agreed re VICE. Why doesn’t some enterprising young journalist try to interview any participant in the VICE rally?

    It would be quite illuminating, considering all of the attention the video/documentary has gotten.

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  195. Truth says:
    @Sam Haysom
    Truth that image is from a U17 game. The boy in red is proablly sixteen. I get that you are the resident troll but cmon man keep up.

    Well somebody earlier said that the black kid is 16, so what’s the problem if it’s an Under-17 game.

    It’s hard to tell from the photo, but that Turkish-looking kid looks like a college sopohmore there.

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    The problem (are you pretending to not get this) would be that he is lying about his age in order to make himself more attractive to potential teams. No one is claiming that he is cheating the rules just his future employers.
  196. Truth says:
    @Goatweed
    Any idea when Brady will start to decline?

    …As soon as the league starts letting defenders hit him.

    Every time the guy gets sacked, the defender just finesses him to the ground. The games are so fixed it’s ridiculous.

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  197. Truth says:
    @Jack D
    1. That was almost 20 years ago. Here are the winners since 2008 (in some years there are co-champions).

    Sameer Mishra
    Kavya Shivashankar
    Anamika Veeramani
    Sukanya Roy
    Snigdha Nandipati
    Arvind Mahankali
    Sriram J. Hathwar
    Ansun Sujoe
    Vanya Shivashankar
    Gokul Venkatachalam
    Jairam Hathwar
    Nihar Saireddy Janga
    Ananya Vinay

    Do you detect a pattern?

    2. We have a number of hard working and intelligent immigrant blacks from the Caribbean and Africa who are very accomplished academically. What seems to be mostly missing are genuine American slave descendants. Nor does this disparity appear to be entirely genetic. What is missing in the debate is that even HBD true believer believe that culture has a big influence (just not a 100% influence). There are real deficiencies in Afro-American culture (some of them that have just arisen in the last 50 years or so) and the Afro-American community needs to deal with the idea that "acting white" is actually a good thing if acting white means studying really hard and doing the best that you can academically. If that pains you too much, then "act Igbo" or "act Asian" but whatever you do, don't "act ghetto".

    They don’t make movies about aggregates, they make them about events, and this is a real-life event that has happened a few times, so what’s the problem?

    http://thenewsgrid.blogspot.com/2016/01/meet-8th-grader-kory-terrell-new-texas.html

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  198. @SteveRogers42
    Ichiro?

    Ichiro wasn’t a power hitter which is what Steve was asking about (are there modern day power hitters who don’t strike out 100 times or more in a season).

    Historically speaking, Ichiro struck out more than the average lead off hitter did 50-100 yrs ago.

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  199. @SteveRogers42
    Oregon golf course photo for Steve.

    https://i.redd.it/5xcin759e4kz.jpg

    This golf course would make an excellent color photo in (hopefully) a future Steve book on the history of Golf.

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  200. @Desiderius

    It is cruel to send Mexicans back to Mexico, Chinese to China, Africans to Africa, and Muslims to Muslim nations.
     
    Seems pretty racist.

    What are we, Child Protective Services for the world?

    According to Paul Ryan, Kochs, and Soros, yes.

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  201. Truth says:
    @Father O'Hara
    Transgender him. Problem solved.

    You jest, but that is the story of high-dollar sports now. The elites are generally boys.

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  202. Lot says:
    @Jack Hanson
    Quoting David Frum as an authority.

    L M B O

    He is an idiot on many issues (gun control) and was an awful warmonger and censor in the W years. But has he been anything but solid on immigration he past 5-10 years? Is there anyone else who argues for restriction in prestige media as much as he does?

    Anyway, his pessimism about Trump thus far has been correct. Rather than end DACA in January 2017 like he promised he is only doing so now that the Texas AG forced his hand, and if I understood things right will be issuing two year work permits to DACA illegals up to Feb 2018 lasting to Feb 2020.

    And that is if he keeps his word and does not agree to some cheap data amnesty for 100-mile of border wall sometime in the future, assuming lawsuits do not block it.

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    No, you did not "understand right". I get that he appeals to a hysterical blackpiller like yourself but because he bleats like you eeyores on here does not make him correct.
  203. Lot says:
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Sounds right to me.
     
    You sided with Frum? I have revised my opinion of you.

    I side with Trump’s unfulfilled campaign promises.

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  204. Lot says:
    @Autochthon
    I suppose it is an empirical question, and maybe someone present can enlighten us (I was not there either) but all the footage I have heard sounds to me like "you" and not "Jews" or "the Jews."

    All the pundits kept reporting it as you heard it, but I actully heard sound from the crowd before hearing any pundit's analysis. When I did hear the "Jews" business I did a doubletake ("Huh!? That's not what they were chanting...").

    The mainstream news would also have us believe the entirely peaceful demonstrators who were attacked by the left-wing mob were somehow to blame for inciting violence, too.

    Go figure.

    The initial reports said people were saying both You and Jews.

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  205. Lot says:
    @SteveRogers42
    Oregon golf course photo for Steve.

    https://i.redd.it/5xcin759e4kz.jpg

    Is that Burning Tree?

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  206. Jack D says:
    @Bob Smith of Suburbia
    What's an anti-Semite?

    (No, seriously - what's your definition of an anti-Semite?)

    His friend John Hay said of Henry Adams, that when Adams “saw Vesuvius reddening… [he] searched for a Jew stoking the fire.”

    That’s my definition too — someone who looks to the Jews as the hidden (or not so hidden) cause of everything that goes wrong. Someone who assumes that “the Jews” are a unified group who actually have a collective opinion on anything. Someone who holds individual Jews responsible for the alleged collective action or opinions of “the Jews”.

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    • Replies: @Peripatetic commenter
    The Chinese in Indonesia get into a lot of trouble with Ethnic Indonesians (Malays) because they seem to control much of the economy and they refuse to integrate, or seem to. They insist on running Chinese schools and they practice quite a bit of nepotism, employing only Chinese and often only family members. They have a different religion from the majority of people in Indonesia.

    Sometimes there are anti-Chinese riots where some poor Chinese are killed.
    , @res

    Someone who holds individual Jews responsible for the alleged collective action or opinions of “the Jews”.
     
    Note that there is an important difference between "holding individual Jews responsible for" and "criticizing individual Jews here who defend and/or make excuses for (especially when mendacious or disingenuous about it) establishment Jews expressing those opinions."

    Believing that Jews (essentially) control Hollywood (which some Jews assert themselves, only they mean it positively) is very different from believing in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. And I would not even care much about Hollywood if it weren't for the Jews in the chorus of "Oscars so white" and the other Jews (some here) who deny the outsize role in Hollywood. Schrodinger's ethnicity (white/not as convenient) indeed.
  207. EriK says:
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Gary Sheffield and Hideki Matsui are two modern players who never struck out 100 or more times per season in their careers, but it is definitely a rarity.

    Tony Gwynn never struck out more that 40 times in a season. Of course he was no homerun guy.

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    That's one. And for the most part it remains the rule. McGwire, Thome, Giambi, Thomas, Ramirez, Ortiz, Sexon, etc all had 100+ K seasons. In some cases, they actually had more strikeouts than either RBI's or hits. What exactly are they swinging at, besides the air, when that occurs?

    Ironically it was Bonds, who, aside from his rookie season, didn't have a 100+ strikeout season for the rest of his career. Thus his higher batting averages than most of his slugging peers make sense.

    Traditionally, strikeouts for hitters are not a good thing. By not putting the ball in play they reduce both a batter's chance for a base hit and for an RBI (akin to an assist in the NBA or NHL). Thus fewer hits mean fewer RBI's and thus a lower overall BA. And BA still remains one of the most accurate stats for determining whether or not a hitter is consistently hitting the ball. It's nice that OBP is excessively touted as the be all and end all for a player, but if no one hits the ball or at least put it into play, runs will not score. Fewer runs scored equal fewer games won.
  208. @Jack D
    His friend John Hay said of Henry Adams, that when Adams "saw Vesuvius reddening... [he] searched for a Jew stoking the fire."

    That's my definition too -- someone who looks to the Jews as the hidden (or not so hidden) cause of everything that goes wrong. Someone who assumes that "the Jews" are a unified group who actually have a collective opinion on anything. Someone who holds individual Jews responsible for the alleged collective action or opinions of "the Jews".

    The Chinese in Indonesia get into a lot of trouble with Ethnic Indonesians (Malays) because they seem to control much of the economy and they refuse to integrate, or seem to. They insist on running Chinese schools and they practice quite a bit of nepotism, employing only Chinese and often only family members. They have a different religion from the majority of people in Indonesia.

    Sometimes there are anti-Chinese riots where some poor Chinese are killed.

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  209. @Lot
    He is an idiot on many issues (gun control) and was an awful warmonger and censor in the W years. But has he been anything but solid on immigration he past 5-10 years? Is there anyone else who argues for restriction in prestige media as much as he does?

    Anyway, his pessimism about Trump thus far has been correct. Rather than end DACA in January 2017 like he promised he is only doing so now that the Texas AG forced his hand, and if I understood things right will be issuing two year work permits to DACA illegals up to Feb 2018 lasting to Feb 2020.

    And that is if he keeps his word and does not agree to some cheap data amnesty for 100-mile of border wall sometime in the future, assuming lawsuits do not block it.

    No, you did not “understand right”. I get that he appeals to a hysterical blackpiller like yourself but because he bleats like you eeyores on here does not make him correct.

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    • Replies: @Lot
    By all means, if you have reasons to be optimistic about Trump, post them here.
  210. keypusher says:
    @Tony
    Thats news to me. Its common knowledge that the only 6 pack Ruth had was the kind you buy in the supermarket.

    It was “common knowledge” that the emperor had a beautiful new suit of clothes. iSteve readers should know better.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=kUr-j18KIs8C&pg=PA10&lpg=PA10&dq=babe+ruth%27s+trainer&source=bl&ots=BvK8ypbi-K&sig=2BRXZsvANnmG2BaKFJ0dTe7I6LE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi768njlpHWAhVM7oMKHedMAGYQ6AEIRDAI#v=onepage&q=babe%20ruth’s%20trainer&f=false

    It’s interesting to compare Ruth with one of his early successors, hard-drinking Jimmie Foxx. By my count Ruth had 438* home runs after his age-32 season (1927, the year he hit 60) compared to 502 at the same age point (1940) for Foxx. But Ruth hit 296 more home runs in the remainder of his career, compared to 32** for Foxx.

    * Of course, Ruth had spent several years as a pitcher.
    ** You could say Foxx’s career was interrupted by World War II, but he was clearly washed up before the war began.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ruthba01.shtml

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/foxxji01.shtml

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    • Replies: @Tony
    "It was “common knowledge” that the emperor had a beautiful new suit of clothes. iSteve readers should know better."

    Nah. ISteve readers have common knowledge and common sense. Thats why we voted for Trump.
  211. keypusher says:
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    There is no evidence that uppers began during Ruth's time. The earliest recorded written evidence is the early '50's. But so what? Uppers by themselves do not add points to one's batting average or help one to hit more HRs. Also, prior to 1961 MLB played a shorter 154 game season. Before 1958, they didn't go past St. Louis and traveled by train (which were air conditioned by the 40's). In other words, prior to jet plane travel and bouncing different time zones in a week, was unknown before the late '50's. Playing in SF, LA, TX, and crisscrossing across the continental US, playing several night games in a row in different time zones in as little as a week, "greenies", amphetamines etc made some sense to perk one up to continue to play. But, greenies are vastly different than PEDS, which is another animal entirely.

    Jose Canseco made this perfectly clear in his 2005 autobiography, in which he stated that once PEDS became widespread during the '90's is when the overall reduction in amphetamines declined precipitously in MLB. He also made the point that he personally never took a greenie. Taking PEDS, he simply didn't need to because he was always "wired" so to speak and the offensive results bear this out.

    It’s my sense that amphetamines have become the go-to response to anyone that complains about PEDs. I don’t see any serious argument that greenies had anywhere near the same impact that steroids and HGH did.

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  212. res says:
    @Jack D
    His friend John Hay said of Henry Adams, that when Adams "saw Vesuvius reddening... [he] searched for a Jew stoking the fire."

    That's my definition too -- someone who looks to the Jews as the hidden (or not so hidden) cause of everything that goes wrong. Someone who assumes that "the Jews" are a unified group who actually have a collective opinion on anything. Someone who holds individual Jews responsible for the alleged collective action or opinions of "the Jews".

    Someone who holds individual Jews responsible for the alleged collective action or opinions of “the Jews”.

    Note that there is an important difference between “holding individual Jews responsible for” and “criticizing individual Jews here who defend and/or make excuses for (especially when mendacious or disingenuous about it) establishment Jews expressing those opinions.”

    Believing that Jews (essentially) control Hollywood (which some Jews assert themselves, only they mean it positively) is very different from believing in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. And I would not even care much about Hollywood if it weren’t for the Jews in the chorus of “Oscars so white” and the other Jews (some here) who deny the outsize role in Hollywood. Schrodinger’s ethnicity (white/not as convenient) indeed.

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  213. keypusher says:
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Mantle's final All Star years were basically fans paying tribute to a great legend, not because of his final individual seasons. He moved to 1B in '66 from CF because he could no longer cover the ground he used to. This is similar to Cal Ripken's final All Star selection in '01. A fan tribute to see their beloved MLBer and future HOFer one final time.

    HR Sluggers such as Thome in their final years have a swing at it for the fences or take it for the BB, since their legs can't get them around the bases (for many of them, their legs barely could even on a good day since they're not generally fast on the basepaths).

    Yes, plenty of BBs for their final seasons. And their BA dips even further below the Mendoza line. I suppose that with all the BBs, their WAR ballooned to help their respective teams and they went to the WS? Or not as was most of the time.

    Mantle's HR's dropped below 25 in all final four seasons and he only had 60+ RBI's two out of four years. That's terrible coming from an ex-Triple Crown winner.

    One of Mantle's great regrets about his career, (which he publicly stated years later in an interview with Tim McCarver) was that his career BA dipped below .300 (to .298 career BA) and this occurred because of his sub par final four seasons.

    I’m sure Mantle wishes in retrospect he’d retired sooner. The end of his career coincided with the worst era for hitters since Ty Cobb was a rookie. His last year (1968) he hit .237, with 18 homers and 54 RBIs. Pujols, this year, is hitting .244, 21 homers, 93 RBIs, and as Steve pointed out he’ll probably wind up with well over 100.

    But in 1968, Carl Yazstremski’s .301 was good enough to lead the league. The Wins Above Replacement stat (“WAR”), which takes context into account, gives 1968 Mantle 2.6 WAR, making him a solid if unspectacular starter. Pujols is -1.4, making him worse than the guys sitting on the bench. In addition to not walking so much anymore, he’s also grounded into 23 double plays and has somehow scored only 48 runs.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mantlmi01.shtml

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/pujolal01.shtml

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  214. Lot says:
    @Jack Hanson
    No, you did not "understand right". I get that he appeals to a hysterical blackpiller like yourself but because he bleats like you eeyores on here does not make him correct.

    By all means, if you have reasons to be optimistic about Trump, post them here.

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    By all means, if you have reasons to be optimistic about Trump, post them here.
     
    He won.
    He makes the media go bonkers.
    He makes the neocons go bonkers.
    He makes looney lefties go bonkers.

    He could spend the rest of his time in office doing nothing and we'd have more winning than we have had in decades.

    As it is, it looks like he's trying to fulfill his campaign promises, and I can't ask more than that.

  215. AM says:
    @Lot
    Frum on Trump's Wall Funding for Dreamer Amnesty plan:

    No results? No, it will be worse than that: He’ll have entrenched in law the DACA policy that Obama bequeathed as a reversible executive action. Trump betrays everybody who trusts him. Those who looked to him to get control at last of the country’s borders will soon learn: They are no exception to the dismal general rule.
     
    Sounds right to me.


    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/09/trumps-impending-immigration-sell-out/538896/?utm_source=twb

    Sounds right to me.

    You do have very intelligent comments. And then TDS kicks in and it’s all over.

    DACA was created as an executive order because it failed to pass Congress. If the GOP passes DACA and fails on Obamacare, please pass the popcorn, because the Dems will not have had an easier election than in decades.

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    If the GOP passes DACA and fails on Obamacare, please pass the popcorn, because the Dems will not have had an easier election than in decades.
     
    I don't think there is much risk of Congress just passing a clean DACA amnesty, and I am moderately sure Trump would veto it even if that happened.

    There is a majority of the House and probably 75 members of the Senate who'd vote for a clean DACA bill, but the Hastert Rule says the Speaker cannot allow a vote on it since a majority of the House GOP is opposed. As bad as Ryan is on amnesty, I don't think he'd be bad enough to violate the Rule. I wish I could be completely sure.

    The bigger risk is that we get a bill with a permanent DACA amnesty tied to $2 or $3 billion for the Wall, and Trump supports it and Ryan lets it go to a vote and pass. We thus get a million new illegals-to-citizens and millions more in chain migrants in return for, in three or four years, maybe having 1/10 of a complete border wall.

    There probably is a decent deal we can make in return for a DACA amnesty. It would be a great deal if we should just attach a DACA amnesty to Sen. Cotton's bill. I'd even throw in more H1Bs into the pot if we could get Cotton's bill passed.

    Between these two options, a real positive change to demographics on one hand (Cotton's bill) and showy BS supported by Ryan and the Chamber of Commerce that let Trump claim he is getting the wall built, yes I am very pessimistic that Trump will go for the show.

    I am not at all "deranged" on Trump, I voted for him twice, am glad I voted for him twice, and that he won. He has been a massive disappointment and liar too however. There is no contradiction in believing both. He has also lived a very selfish and immoral life. I don't care about that too much. Ideally we could have an exemplary family man as president like Pence, but policy is 100 times more important.

    However, the "character counts" argument against Trump, while not right, is looking to be less wrong as time passes. I assumed Trump would our bastard fighting for Heritage Americans. It looks like this is not going to be the case, and instead he will be primarily concerned with his fellow rich elites, and do the minimum for the rest of us he needs to get reelected, with a much larger focus on pro-America optics than deeds.

    I hope I don't have to say that I hope I am proved wrong on these points. But every month Trump seems to get worse, and if it keeps up I won't be sad to see him go and Pence replace him, especially if Pence looks stronger for 2020 and there are no more Supreme Court vacancies before then. If this did happen, the best way for Pence to appease the immigration patriots for Trump's removal would be VP Kobach.
  216. AM says:
    @Jack Hanson
    Steve you'd probably have less threads turn into referendums of the JQ if you stopped letting two or three JIDFs here autistically hijack every thread whenever (((coincidences))) are pointed out.

    Steve you’d probably have less threads turn into referendums of the JQ if you stopped letting two or three JIDFs here autistically hijack every thread whenever (((coincidences))) are pointed out.

    Tend to agree here.

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  217. AM says:
    @Jack D
    In my experience, the two groups who are most interested in things related to Jews are #1 Anti-Semites and #2 Jews, in that order. No one else cares just like I have no interest in Armenians or Serbs or the Thais, etc. So if you are not Jewish but have an inordinate interest in things Jewish, the question of who is Jewish, how the Joos are ruining America, etc, chances are it is #1.

    In my experience, the two groups who are most interested in things related to Jews are #1 Anti-Semites and #2 Jews, in that order.

    Eh, it’s the other way around. Jews are much more interested in themselves than the anti-semites, who at some point need to go eat lunch or something. Theoretically, I might be able to talk someone out of their Jewish paranoia, you hopefully would always be interested in yourself.

    I’d let the JQ go, as I’ve resolved it for myself, but the “ACKKK! Somebody posted something criticizing Jews again!!! Must RESPOND!” makes threads difficult and cluttery.

    It’s a two way street, no matter how much you’d like to think you’re just reacting to something.

    Personally, I’d like to give the #1 and the #2 a room so we can deal without the collective neurosis of thing. But it’s not be until American Jews find some security about their own IDs.

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  218. @Redman
    Agreed re VICE. Why doesn't some enterprising young journalist try to interview any participant in the VICE rally?

    It would be quite illuminating, considering all of the attention the video/documentary has gotten.

    T. Rees Shapiro?

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  219. AM says:
    @Lot
    By all means, if you have reasons to be optimistic about Trump, post them here.

    By all means, if you have reasons to be optimistic about Trump, post them here.

    He won.
    He makes the media go bonkers.
    He makes the neocons go bonkers.
    He makes looney lefties go bonkers.

    He could spend the rest of his time in office doing nothing and we’d have more winning than we have had in decades.

    As it is, it looks like he’s trying to fulfill his campaign promises, and I can’t ask more than that.

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    He won.
    He makes the media go bonkers.
    He makes the neocons go bonkers.
    He makes looney lefties go bonkers.
     
    That's fair, and all true in January. Yet there have been zero concrete policy results aside from the watered down Muslim ban's being maybe 30% upheld and his cutting the refugee number from about 100k to 50k (why not 0, or 10k? Do we need more refugees in America? Those admitted under this program qualify for green cards and eventual citizenship and further chain migration, so we are already stuck, even with 0 further refugees, with more and more of our population consisting of refugees and their families).

    As it is, it looks like he’s trying to fulfill his campaign promises
     
    No, he lied about DACA. He said he'd immediately terminate it. Not start a phase out after more than a year in office.


    We will immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties in which he defied federal law and the Constitution to give amnesty to approximately 5 million illegal immigrants, five million. And how about all the millions that are waiting on line, going through the process legally? So unfair.
     
    It is also notable that this only comes after state AGs threatened to sue the government over DACA, a suit which they would have about 95% chance of winning assuming Texas participates. (This allows the case to be heard by the same district judge who killed DAPA, then the conservative fifth circuit. Kennedy sided with us the first time, but I cannot be completely sure he won't flip. Or one of the conservative justices dies and is not replaced in time for the injunction appeal)

    I actually agree, to a limited extent, with the softies in the GOP who consider the "Dreamers" to be possibly good candidates for relief despite their parents' crimes.

    Whatever we might agree to in a compromise to help them, it is wildly unconstitutional for the president, without legislative authorization, to create a new type of work permit, and then issue them and social security numbers to people Congress has forbidden to work legally in the U.S.

    Trump betrayed his promise to us quoted above, but more than this broke the law and his oath of office to uphold the Constitution by allowing these work permits to be issued. He was exactly right when running for office in saying the program is "illegal" and "defies federal law and the Constitution."

    He has been breaking the law these past 8 months issuing further work permits, respecting the prior permits, and he is even now promising to continue to break the law for another six months (or 2.5 years since new renewals will be allowed until the end of those six months.)
    , @Truth
    When's Hillary going to jail?
  220. AM says:
    @SteveRogers42
    Oregon golf course photo for Steve.

    https://i.redd.it/5xcin759e4kz.jpg

    That picture of the Oregon golf course really makes you think.

    It seems like the excess heat from the forest fire could be really bad for the grass and cut into the open hours of the course. It’s good they were getting around in then. ;)

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  221. Lot says:
    @AM

    Sounds right to me.
     
    You do have very intelligent comments. And then TDS kicks in and it's all over.

    DACA was created as an executive order because it failed to pass Congress. If the GOP passes DACA and fails on Obamacare, please pass the popcorn, because the Dems will not have had an easier election than in decades.

    If the GOP passes DACA and fails on Obamacare, please pass the popcorn, because the Dems will not have had an easier election than in decades.

    I don’t think there is much risk of Congress just passing a clean DACA amnesty, and I am moderately sure Trump would veto it even if that happened.

    There is a majority of the House and probably 75 members of the Senate who’d vote for a clean DACA bill, but the Hastert Rule says the Speaker cannot allow a vote on it since a majority of the House GOP is opposed. As bad as Ryan is on amnesty, I don’t think he’d be bad enough to violate the Rule. I wish I could be completely sure.

    The bigger risk is that we get a bill with a permanent DACA amnesty tied to $2 or $3 billion for the Wall, and Trump supports it and Ryan lets it go to a vote and pass. We thus get a million new illegals-to-citizens and millions more in chain migrants in return for, in three or four years, maybe having 1/10 of a complete border wall.

    There probably is a decent deal we can make in return for a DACA amnesty. It would be a great deal if we should just attach a DACA amnesty to Sen. Cotton’s bill. I’d even throw in more H1Bs into the pot if we could get Cotton’s bill passed.

    Between these two options, a real positive change to demographics on one hand (Cotton’s bill) and showy BS supported by Ryan and the Chamber of Commerce that let Trump claim he is getting the wall built, yes I am very pessimistic that Trump will go for the show.

    I am not at all “deranged” on Trump, I voted for him twice, am glad I voted for him twice, and that he won. He has been a massive disappointment and liar too however. There is no contradiction in believing both. He has also lived a very selfish and immoral life. I don’t care about that too much. Ideally we could have an exemplary family man as president like Pence, but policy is 100 times more important.

    However, the “character counts” argument against Trump, while not right, is looking to be less wrong as time passes. I assumed Trump would our bastard fighting for Heritage Americans. It looks like this is not going to be the case, and instead he will be primarily concerned with his fellow rich elites, and do the minimum for the rest of us he needs to get reelected, with a much larger focus on pro-America optics than deeds.

    I hope I don’t have to say that I hope I am proved wrong on these points. But every month Trump seems to get worse, and if it keeps up I won’t be sad to see him go and Pence replace him, especially if Pence looks stronger for 2020 and there are no more Supreme Court vacancies before then. If this did happen, the best way for Pence to appease the immigration patriots for Trump’s removal would be VP Kobach.

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    He now has Congress over a barrel in terms of getting from them Wall funding, everify, passage of RAISE Act, and action on birthright citizenship. (He should propose accelerating and deepening quota reductions under the RAISE Act.)

    I'd like to see a member of Congress put DREAMERS at risk of deportation in order to block building the Wall or any of the other sensible policies above.
  222. @Lot

    If the GOP passes DACA and fails on Obamacare, please pass the popcorn, because the Dems will not have had an easier election than in decades.
     
    I don't think there is much risk of Congress just passing a clean DACA amnesty, and I am moderately sure Trump would veto it even if that happened.

    There is a majority of the House and probably 75 members of the Senate who'd vote for a clean DACA bill, but the Hastert Rule says the Speaker cannot allow a vote on it since a majority of the House GOP is opposed. As bad as Ryan is on amnesty, I don't think he'd be bad enough to violate the Rule. I wish I could be completely sure.

    The bigger risk is that we get a bill with a permanent DACA amnesty tied to $2 or $3 billion for the Wall, and Trump supports it and Ryan lets it go to a vote and pass. We thus get a million new illegals-to-citizens and millions more in chain migrants in return for, in three or four years, maybe having 1/10 of a complete border wall.

    There probably is a decent deal we can make in return for a DACA amnesty. It would be a great deal if we should just attach a DACA amnesty to Sen. Cotton's bill. I'd even throw in more H1Bs into the pot if we could get Cotton's bill passed.

    Between these two options, a real positive change to demographics on one hand (Cotton's bill) and showy BS supported by Ryan and the Chamber of Commerce that let Trump claim he is getting the wall built, yes I am very pessimistic that Trump will go for the show.

    I am not at all "deranged" on Trump, I voted for him twice, am glad I voted for him twice, and that he won. He has been a massive disappointment and liar too however. There is no contradiction in believing both. He has also lived a very selfish and immoral life. I don't care about that too much. Ideally we could have an exemplary family man as president like Pence, but policy is 100 times more important.

    However, the "character counts" argument against Trump, while not right, is looking to be less wrong as time passes. I assumed Trump would our bastard fighting for Heritage Americans. It looks like this is not going to be the case, and instead he will be primarily concerned with his fellow rich elites, and do the minimum for the rest of us he needs to get reelected, with a much larger focus on pro-America optics than deeds.

    I hope I don't have to say that I hope I am proved wrong on these points. But every month Trump seems to get worse, and if it keeps up I won't be sad to see him go and Pence replace him, especially if Pence looks stronger for 2020 and there are no more Supreme Court vacancies before then. If this did happen, the best way for Pence to appease the immigration patriots for Trump's removal would be VP Kobach.

    He now has Congress over a barrel in terms of getting from them Wall funding, everify, passage of RAISE Act, and action on birthright citizenship. (He should propose accelerating and deepening quota reductions under the RAISE Act.)

    I’d like to see a member of Congress put DREAMERS at risk of deportation in order to block building the Wall or any of the other sensible policies above.

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  223. Lot says:
    @AM

    By all means, if you have reasons to be optimistic about Trump, post them here.
     
    He won.
    He makes the media go bonkers.
    He makes the neocons go bonkers.
    He makes looney lefties go bonkers.

    He could spend the rest of his time in office doing nothing and we'd have more winning than we have had in decades.

    As it is, it looks like he's trying to fulfill his campaign promises, and I can't ask more than that.

    He won.
    He makes the media go bonkers.
    He makes the neocons go bonkers.
    He makes looney lefties go bonkers.

    That’s fair, and all true in January. Yet there have been zero concrete policy results aside from the watered down Muslim ban’s being maybe 30% upheld and his cutting the refugee number from about 100k to 50k (why not 0, or 10k? Do we need more refugees in America? Those admitted under this program qualify for green cards and eventual citizenship and further chain migration, so we are already stuck, even with 0 further refugees, with more and more of our population consisting of refugees and their families).

    As it is, it looks like he’s trying to fulfill his campaign promises

    No, he lied about DACA. He said he’d immediately terminate it. Not start a phase out after more than a year in office.

    We will immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties in which he defied federal law and the Constitution to give amnesty to approximately 5 million illegal immigrants, five million. And how about all the millions that are waiting on line, going through the process legally? So unfair.

    It is also notable that this only comes after state AGs threatened to sue the government over DACA, a suit which they would have about 95% chance of winning assuming Texas participates. (This allows the case to be heard by the same district judge who killed DAPA, then the conservative fifth circuit. Kennedy sided with us the first time, but I cannot be completely sure he won’t flip. Or one of the conservative justices dies and is not replaced in time for the injunction appeal)

    I actually agree, to a limited extent, with the softies in the GOP who consider the “Dreamers” to be possibly good candidates for relief despite their parents’ crimes.

    Whatever we might agree to in a compromise to help them, it is wildly unconstitutional for the president, without legislative authorization, to create a new type of work permit, and then issue them and social security numbers to people Congress has forbidden to work legally in the U.S.

    Trump betrayed his promise to us quoted above, but more than this broke the law and his oath of office to uphold the Constitution by allowing these work permits to be issued. He was exactly right when running for office in saying the program is “illegal” and “defies federal law and the Constitution.”

    He has been breaking the law these past 8 months issuing further work permits, respecting the prior permits, and he is even now promising to continue to break the law for another six months (or 2.5 years since new renewals will be allowed until the end of those six months.)

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    • Replies: @Peripatetic commenter

    No, he lied about DACA. He said he’d immediately terminate it. Not start a phase out after more than a year in office.
     
    I think it was Helmuth von Moltke who said: "No plan survives first contact with the enemy"

    https://infogalactic.com/info/Helmuth_von_Moltke_the_Elder

    President Trump has modified the plan and I am fine with that. I can see what his strategy is, and I approve of everything the God Emperor Trump does!
    , @Jim Don Bob
    I agree. I have been disappointed by DJT. He seems to be all over the map, and has no consistent vision. But as Jack H says, he is all we gots. And he is a damn sight better than HRC.

    See this too: https://amgreatness.com/2017/08/31/2016-election-not-reversible/

  224. gunther says:
    @anonymouslee
    Freddy Adu wasn't nearly as bad as people joke about.

    He played some nice soccer the last time he was given a chance on the national team.

    The poor man just never grew after he turned 14. So he stayed...a really good u-19 level soccer player and one who struggled to find a place at the professional level.

    Adu is listed as being 5’8″. Lionel Messi at 5’7″, seems to do OK.

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    Height is not really an advantage in soccer. You gotta stay close to the ball on the ground, and be able to dribble and run with the ball. Tall players usually do not have the same reflexes and dexterity as smaller players. Particularly in offensive positions, average- to small - sized players predominate.
  225. Truth says:
    @AM

    By all means, if you have reasons to be optimistic about Trump, post them here.
     
    He won.
    He makes the media go bonkers.
    He makes the neocons go bonkers.
    He makes looney lefties go bonkers.

    He could spend the rest of his time in office doing nothing and we'd have more winning than we have had in decades.

    As it is, it looks like he's trying to fulfill his campaign promises, and I can't ask more than that.

    When’s Hillary going to jail?

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  226. AM says:

    Yet there have been zero concrete policy results aside from the watered down Muslim ban’s being maybe 30% upheld and his cutting the refugee number from about 100k to 50k (why not 0, or 10k? Do we need more refugees in America?

    As far as I can tell a great deal more has already happened, but then again I’m not getting my info from the “Russia, Russia, Russia” MSM. He’s staring down North Korea as we speak. Quite the improvement already.

    And Congress has not exactly been helpful. Yeah, Obamacare should have been done. Obviously, however, the GOPe had no intention of disrupting their donors world simply for a few Trump campaign and universally despised piece of legislation.

    No, he lied about DACA. He said he’d immediately terminate it. Not start a phase out after more than a year in office.

    I trust Trump to work on his campaign promises in an order that makes sense. DACA is history now and complete so in 6 months. I presume he kept it this long for use as leverage in Congress, something he realized he could use once achieving office. (Some information would not be knowable on the campaign trail and there’s much information that I don’t know.)

    This is why I think you’ve got TDS. You simply do not trust the man to conduct a strategy (or that more is happening beyond the headlines that the MSM will not give him). Give the man some room to work. He could stomp around like an ideologue lest the more literally minded are afraid he won’t keep his promises and/or is not working to the letter of the law. But it doesn’t seem wise.

    Clinton should also be in jail by now and that was a campaign promise, too. But I think it’s in the works – I give it right after mid-terms for announcement.

    I guess to me, when I read these posts, I tend to think is that there’s not much appreciation of what he’s up against or how much more he could get accomplished if he thinks through his political maneuvers. He could do it your way, which strikes me as in all probability as highly counter productive. Or he could do it the Trump way, which historically has in ended in tangible results like skyscrapers and golf courses and billions of dollars in profit. I lean toward the later.

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  227. @Lot

    He won.
    He makes the media go bonkers.
    He makes the neocons go bonkers.
    He makes looney lefties go bonkers.
     
    That's fair, and all true in January. Yet there have been zero concrete policy results aside from the watered down Muslim ban's being maybe 30% upheld and his cutting the refugee number from about 100k to 50k (why not 0, or 10k? Do we need more refugees in America? Those admitted under this program qualify for green cards and eventual citizenship and further chain migration, so we are already stuck, even with 0 further refugees, with more and more of our population consisting of refugees and their families).

    As it is, it looks like he’s trying to fulfill his campaign promises
     
    No, he lied about DACA. He said he'd immediately terminate it. Not start a phase out after more than a year in office.


    We will immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties in which he defied federal law and the Constitution to give amnesty to approximately 5 million illegal immigrants, five million. And how about all the millions that are waiting on line, going through the process legally? So unfair.
     
    It is also notable that this only comes after state AGs threatened to sue the government over DACA, a suit which they would have about 95% chance of winning assuming Texas participates. (This allows the case to be heard by the same district judge who killed DAPA, then the conservative fifth circuit. Kennedy sided with us the first time, but I cannot be completely sure he won't flip. Or one of the conservative justices dies and is not replaced in time for the injunction appeal)

    I actually agree, to a limited extent, with the softies in the GOP who consider the "Dreamers" to be possibly good candidates for relief despite their parents' crimes.

    Whatever we might agree to in a compromise to help them, it is wildly unconstitutional for the president, without legislative authorization, to create a new type of work permit, and then issue them and social security numbers to people Congress has forbidden to work legally in the U.S.

    Trump betrayed his promise to us quoted above, but more than this broke the law and his oath of office to uphold the Constitution by allowing these work permits to be issued. He was exactly right when running for office in saying the program is "illegal" and "defies federal law and the Constitution."

    He has been breaking the law these past 8 months issuing further work permits, respecting the prior permits, and he is even now promising to continue to break the law for another six months (or 2.5 years since new renewals will be allowed until the end of those six months.)

    No, he lied about DACA. He said he’d immediately terminate it. Not start a phase out after more than a year in office.

    I think it was Helmuth von Moltke who said: “No plan survives first contact with the enemy”

    https://infogalactic.com/info/Helmuth_von_Moltke_the_Elder

    President Trump has modified the plan and I am fine with that. I can see what his strategy is, and I approve of everything the God Emperor Trump does!

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    That Moltke dude stole that from Mike Tyson!

    https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/miketyson382439.html
  228. @EriK
    Tony Gwynn never struck out more that 40 times in a season. Of course he was no homerun guy.

    That’s one. And for the most part it remains the rule. McGwire, Thome, Giambi, Thomas, Ramirez, Ortiz, Sexon, etc all had 100+ K seasons. In some cases, they actually had more strikeouts than either RBI’s or hits. What exactly are they swinging at, besides the air, when that occurs?

    Ironically it was Bonds, who, aside from his rookie season, didn’t have a 100+ strikeout season for the rest of his career. Thus his higher batting averages than most of his slugging peers make sense.

    Traditionally, strikeouts for hitters are not a good thing. By not putting the ball in play they reduce both a batter’s chance for a base hit and for an RBI (akin to an assist in the NBA or NHL). Thus fewer hits mean fewer RBI’s and thus a lower overall BA. And BA still remains one of the most accurate stats for determining whether or not a hitter is consistently hitting the ball. It’s nice that OBP is excessively touted as the be all and end all for a player, but if no one hits the ball or at least put it into play, runs will not score. Fewer runs scored equal fewer games won.

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    Ted Williams had 709 strikeouts and 2,021 walks in his 19-year career. He remains the all-time leader in walks per plate appearance.

    He still doesn't get the love he deserves. In 1941 he hit .406 with 37 homers and 147 RBIs and in 1942 he won the Triple Crown, then spent the next 3 years in the Marines.

    What would his numbers in those years have been like?
  229. @Lot

    He won.
    He makes the media go bonkers.
    He makes the neocons go bonkers.
    He makes looney lefties go bonkers.
     
    That's fair, and all true in January. Yet there have been zero concrete policy results aside from the watered down Muslim ban's being maybe 30% upheld and his cutting the refugee number from about 100k to 50k (why not 0, or 10k? Do we need more refugees in America? Those admitted under this program qualify for green cards and eventual citizenship and further chain migration, so we are already stuck, even with 0 further refugees, with more and more of our population consisting of refugees and their families).

    As it is, it looks like he’s trying to fulfill his campaign promises
     
    No, he lied about DACA. He said he'd immediately terminate it. Not start a phase out after more than a year in office.


    We will immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties in which he defied federal law and the Constitution to give amnesty to approximately 5 million illegal immigrants, five million. And how about all the millions that are waiting on line, going through the process legally? So unfair.
     
    It is also notable that this only comes after state AGs threatened to sue the government over DACA, a suit which they would have about 95% chance of winning assuming Texas participates. (This allows the case to be heard by the same district judge who killed DAPA, then the conservative fifth circuit. Kennedy sided with us the first time, but I cannot be completely sure he won't flip. Or one of the conservative justices dies and is not replaced in time for the injunction appeal)

    I actually agree, to a limited extent, with the softies in the GOP who consider the "Dreamers" to be possibly good candidates for relief despite their parents' crimes.

    Whatever we might agree to in a compromise to help them, it is wildly unconstitutional for the president, without legislative authorization, to create a new type of work permit, and then issue them and social security numbers to people Congress has forbidden to work legally in the U.S.

    Trump betrayed his promise to us quoted above, but more than this broke the law and his oath of office to uphold the Constitution by allowing these work permits to be issued. He was exactly right when running for office in saying the program is "illegal" and "defies federal law and the Constitution."

    He has been breaking the law these past 8 months issuing further work permits, respecting the prior permits, and he is even now promising to continue to break the law for another six months (or 2.5 years since new renewals will be allowed until the end of those six months.)

    I agree. I have been disappointed by DJT. He seems to be all over the map, and has no consistent vision. But as Jack H says, he is all we gots. And he is a damn sight better than HRC.

    See this too: https://amgreatness.com/2017/08/31/2016-election-not-reversible/

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  230. Tony says:
    @keypusher
    It was "common knowledge" that the emperor had a beautiful new suit of clothes. iSteve readers should know better.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=kUr-j18KIs8C&pg=PA10&lpg=PA10&dq=babe+ruth%27s+trainer&source=bl&ots=BvK8ypbi-K&sig=2BRXZsvANnmG2BaKFJ0dTe7I6LE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi768njlpHWAhVM7oMKHedMAGYQ6AEIRDAI#v=onepage&q=babe%20ruth's%20trainer&f=false

    It's interesting to compare Ruth with one of his early successors, hard-drinking Jimmie Foxx. By my count Ruth had 438* home runs after his age-32 season (1927, the year he hit 60) compared to 502 at the same age point (1940) for Foxx. But Ruth hit 296 more home runs in the remainder of his career, compared to 32** for Foxx.

    * Of course, Ruth had spent several years as a pitcher.
    ** You could say Foxx's career was interrupted by World War II, but he was clearly washed up before the war began.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ruthba01.shtml
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/foxxji01.shtml

    “It was “common knowledge” that the emperor had a beautiful new suit of clothes. iSteve readers should know better.”

    Nah. ISteve readers have common knowledge and common sense. Thats why we voted for Trump.

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  231. @Truth
    Well somebody earlier said that the black kid is 16, so what's the problem if it's an Under-17 game.

    It's hard to tell from the photo, but that Turkish-looking kid looks like a college sopohmore there.

    The problem (are you pretending to not get this) would be that he is lying about his age in order to make himself more attractive to potential teams. No one is claiming that he is cheating the rules just his future employers.

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  232. BB753 says:
    @gunther
    Adu is listed as being 5'8". Lionel Messi at 5'7", seems to do OK.

    Height is not really an advantage in soccer. You gotta stay close to the ball on the ground, and be able to dribble and run with the ball. Tall players usually do not have the same reflexes and dexterity as smaller players. Particularly in offensive positions, average- to small – sized players predominate.

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  233. @Peripatetic commenter

    No, he lied about DACA. He said he’d immediately terminate it. Not start a phase out after more than a year in office.
     
    I think it was Helmuth von Moltke who said: "No plan survives first contact with the enemy"

    https://infogalactic.com/info/Helmuth_von_Moltke_the_Elder

    President Trump has modified the plan and I am fine with that. I can see what his strategy is, and I approve of everything the God Emperor Trump does!

    That Moltke dude stole that from Mike Tyson!

    https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/miketyson382439.html

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  234. “The word wonderkid is massively overused.”

    Being its Germany, wouldn’t it be wunderkind? speaking of which, wonder whatever happened to the phrase “boy wonder”?

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  235. Brutusale says:
    @james wilson
    Bonds saw the ball better than others because he was able to wait on the pitch longer than anyone before loading his swing. Once we begin our swing we have already made some irreversible decisions about what the ball is doing. No one did, or perhaps could, wait as long as Bonds did.

    Ted Williams and his pilot’s 20-10 vision. As his watchwords went, “Wait, wait, wait then quick, quick, quick!”.

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  236. Brutusale says:
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    That's one. And for the most part it remains the rule. McGwire, Thome, Giambi, Thomas, Ramirez, Ortiz, Sexon, etc all had 100+ K seasons. In some cases, they actually had more strikeouts than either RBI's or hits. What exactly are they swinging at, besides the air, when that occurs?

    Ironically it was Bonds, who, aside from his rookie season, didn't have a 100+ strikeout season for the rest of his career. Thus his higher batting averages than most of his slugging peers make sense.

    Traditionally, strikeouts for hitters are not a good thing. By not putting the ball in play they reduce both a batter's chance for a base hit and for an RBI (akin to an assist in the NBA or NHL). Thus fewer hits mean fewer RBI's and thus a lower overall BA. And BA still remains one of the most accurate stats for determining whether or not a hitter is consistently hitting the ball. It's nice that OBP is excessively touted as the be all and end all for a player, but if no one hits the ball or at least put it into play, runs will not score. Fewer runs scored equal fewer games won.

    Ted Williams had 709 strikeouts and 2,021 walks in his 19-year career. He remains the all-time leader in walks per plate appearance.

    He still doesn’t get the love he deserves. In 1941 he hit .406 with 37 homers and 147 RBIs and in 1942 he won the Triple Crown, then spent the next 3 years in the Marines.

    What would his numbers in those years have been like?

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    Williams doesn't get the love because for all his self serving stats, he played in one WS, (which Boston lost in seven to St. Louis) and hit a measly .205 in the WS, because STL manager employed the same Boudreau shift vs him. Rather than, you know, help the team win by hitting to LF, he stubbornly refused. It's like, grow up, and hit to all fields when the time comes to help the team win. Ironically the one time he did hit to LF, he had his only inside the park HR of his career. It just so happened that it helped BOS win the pennant. So his hit to the opposite field helped the team win the pennant in the standings but it wasn't done deliberately.

    His .406 season didn't end with either the MVP or a WS appearance. DiMaggio's 56 consecutive game hitting streak helped NY win the pennant. DiMaggio, with 10 WS and 9 rings was the better team player.

    For all his vaunted HRs to walks ratio, at the end of the day, it's about winning. How many WS's did he contribute to?

    "Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence". All that hitting and no WS rings.

    "There is an I in W-I-N"--Michael Jordan. Between the two "I's", it's better to take DiMaggio with his nine rings than Teddy Ballgame with his zero.

  237. @Brutusale
    Ted Williams had 709 strikeouts and 2,021 walks in his 19-year career. He remains the all-time leader in walks per plate appearance.

    He still doesn't get the love he deserves. In 1941 he hit .406 with 37 homers and 147 RBIs and in 1942 he won the Triple Crown, then spent the next 3 years in the Marines.

    What would his numbers in those years have been like?

    Williams doesn’t get the love because for all his self serving stats, he played in one WS, (which Boston lost in seven to St. Louis) and hit a measly .205 in the WS, because STL manager employed the same Boudreau shift vs him. Rather than, you know, help the team win by hitting to LF, he stubbornly refused. It’s like, grow up, and hit to all fields when the time comes to help the team win. Ironically the one time he did hit to LF, he had his only inside the park HR of his career. It just so happened that it helped BOS win the pennant. So his hit to the opposite field helped the team win the pennant in the standings but it wasn’t done deliberately.

    His .406 season didn’t end with either the MVP or a WS appearance. DiMaggio’s 56 consecutive game hitting streak helped NY win the pennant. DiMaggio, with 10 WS and 9 rings was the better team player.

    For all his vaunted HRs to walks ratio, at the end of the day, it’s about winning. How many WS’s did he contribute to?

    “Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence”. All that hitting and no WS rings.

    “There is an I in W-I-N”–Michael Jordan. Between the two “I’s”, it’s better to take DiMaggio with his nine rings than Teddy Ballgame with his zero.

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  238. @Jack D
    Frankly, I did not understand that slogan. How could the small (and shrinking) Jewish minority in the US replace whites? Are they saying that the Jews will CAUSE the replacement of whites with other races rather than that the Jews themselves will be the replacements? If the latter, that's still giving the Jews too much credit because (again) as a tiny minority they are in no position to impose their will upon the majority population in a democratic country. If the Jews really could achieve this (assuming they even wanted to, which they shouldn't because the America we have has been pretty good to the Jews the way it is whereas some future non-white America probably wouldn't be) , then shame on the formerly great White Race for allowing themselves to be manipulated in this way by such a small group. It strikes me that focusing on the Jews is the wrong focus - the real problem is white Christian race-traitor elites who hate hate hate lower class whites .

    Frankly, I did not understand that slogan. How could the small (and shrinking) Jewish minority in the US replace whites? Are they saying that the Jews will CAUSE the replacement of whites with other races rather than that the Jews themselves will be the replacements? If the latter, that’s still giving the Jews too much credit because (again) as a tiny minority they are in no position to impose their will upon the majority population in a democratic country.

    1. Obviously, the latter. You’re being disingenuous.

    2. So far, the empirical results suggest that a small minority that controls the apparatus of public opinion formation can always impose their will upon the majority population.

    3. We do not live in a democratic country.

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  239. @Jack D
    Frankly, I did not understand that slogan. How could the small (and shrinking) Jewish minority in the US replace whites? Are they saying that the Jews will CAUSE the replacement of whites with other races rather than that the Jews themselves will be the replacements? If the latter, that's still giving the Jews too much credit because (again) as a tiny minority they are in no position to impose their will upon the majority population in a democratic country. If the Jews really could achieve this (assuming they even wanted to, which they shouldn't because the America we have has been pretty good to the Jews the way it is whereas some future non-white America probably wouldn't be) , then shame on the formerly great White Race for allowing themselves to be manipulated in this way by such a small group. It strikes me that focusing on the Jews is the wrong focus - the real problem is white Christian race-traitor elites who hate hate hate lower class whites .

    If the Jews really could achieve this (assuming they even wanted to, which they shouldn’t because the America we have has been pretty good to the Jews the way it is whereas some future non-white America probably wouldn’t be) , then shame on the formerly great White Race for allowing themselves to be manipulated in this way by such a small group.

    The white race isn’t a “group” , and that makes all the difference. The Jewish group has the resources to defeat a continual string of members of the white race who can fight back only as individuals.

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