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Alert reader David Pinsen sends along this screenshot from the free wifi at a P.F. Chang’s restaurant:

So now we know which Chang was referred to by Gov. Jeb Bush when he presented Marco Rubio with a sword in 2006 and told him to use it to “Unleash Chang!

Jeb explained to the Florida legislature:

“Chang is a mystical warrior. Chang is somebody who believes in conservative principles, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism, believes in moral values that underpin a free society.

“I rely on Chang with great regularity in my public life. He has been by my side and sometimes I let him down. But Chang, this mystical warrior, has never let me down.”

So, Jeb meant, “Unleash P.F. Chang’s delicious Asian flavors!”

 
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  1. I’m Banned at P.F. Chang’s

    One wonders what would happen if you walked in and asked to use the restroom.

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    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    As per usual, there is some pop-culture intersectionality going on here.

    On South Park, Randy birthed a contender for World's Biggest Poop Ever after eating "mostly P.F. Chang's -- good stuff." This drew the ire of Bono (of U2 fame), the previous record-holder. The twist of the episode came when it was revealed that Bono was the record, i.e.: the world's biggest turd.

    The more you know! ....---*
    , @The Last Real Calvinist
    LOL.
    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    One odd thing about the restrooms in P.F. Chang’s are the Coca-Cola refill machines. What’s up with that?
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  2. Frank G says:

    Ron Unz, the ball is in your court.

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    I'm not sure if you meant this sarcastically, Frank, but the message is telling Dave Pinson that he should contact unz.com to straighten it out by removing all "hate and racism", so the content can fit through the PC filter somewhere. That is their intent and we sure don't want that.

    Maybe if you kiss his hand and call him Godfather, Ron Unz could, I suppose do SOMETHING, on this, the day of his blogger's banning.

    (From the headline, I really thought first that Steve had been banned in person due to someone recognizing him and knowing the iSteve content. That'd have been more of a cool thing and easier to raise hell about. I'd bet Panda Express would still serve him. Those people don't look like they read the internet.)
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  3. In case you are wondering where the hell Jeb got his “Unleash Chang” line …

    “Unleash Chang” was George H.W. Bush’s joke he used while playing on the White House tennis court when he tried to summon up an unreturnable serve. Bush conflated the 1950s GOP slogan “unleash Chiang” with the name of the 1989 French Open winner, 5’7″ Michael Chang, a persistent baseliner without much of a power game. It’s a pretty funny joke, although it’s not clear if Jeb know’s it’s funny.

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    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    The Michael Chang tennis angle makes this pretty funny.

    Like Ted Kennedy, ¡Jeb! and his brothers are proof of regression toward the mean and are not funny. It's not "white privilege," but "old money privilege" the puts guys like them in charge.

    The Zuckerbergs and Bezoses of our world are preparing the way for future generations of then-old-money mediocrities to run our descendants' world -- for their Chinese overlords.

    , @Anonym
    That's pretty funny. Such a serve... wouldn't be prudent at this juncture.

    https://youtu.be/4fTl-2YzZMI
    , @WGG
    Cripes, Jeb never ceases to depress. He strangled his father's amusing inside joke in a desperate attempt at likability. Watching Jeb live his life is like watching that Aronofsky movie *The Wrestler*. It makes you feel sick and sad, and a little dirty.
    , @Steve Sailer
    It’s a pretty funny joke by GHW Bush, although it’s not clear if Jeb knows it’s funny.

    Much less poor Marco.

    , @Forbes
    IIRC, Michael Chang's mother accompanied him to tournaments, and had a indiscreet habit of adjusting his clothing, i.e. reaching in his shorts to pull-up his underwear, which Michael found rather embarrassing.
    , @Deckin
    Michael Chang's parents were known to be among the worst tennis parents on the tour (and that's saying a lot); G.H.W. Bush had another fairly funny malapropism on the tennis court. When he won, he would shout 'Vic!', short for victory. But somehow this morphed into 'Vic Damone' (the crooner). Whether this became 'Damone' I'm not sure, but Bush 1st was a interesting guy on the courts.
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  4. Ron Unz says:

    Ha, ha, ha…

    Presumably, the next stage will be when iPhone XVI starts giving you an automatic electric shock when you attempt to visit a “bad-thought website”, and after the third time you do that, explodes, blowing off your hand…

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    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
    If it blows off your hand then they risk you not standing in line all night to buy the iphone XVII next year.

    It might instead auto-dial 911, and report that its owner was making eye contact with it for longer than 5 seconds, or upload all of its owners personal data to the SPLC hate tracker.
    , @Anon
    This morning, and still now, my iPhone 6+, using Brave browsers, says "Checking your browser" and then "Error establishing database connection." Perfectly fine on PC here at 'work'. Related?
    , @pyrrhus
    Good news, you're not banned in Tucson, yet, Ron! But AmRen, Taki's and Vox Day are banned in some places...
    , @istevefan
    This Star Trek episode pioneered the concept of electric shock for bad thoughts. Is this clip our future?
    , @JimB
    Go on, joke about it. China has already implemented a social credit scoring system which bans many ordinary citizens from opening bank accounts and buying high speed train tickets. Soon Amazon and the SPLC will compile wokeness scores, much like Experian credit scores, which will be made available to your employer and Kamala Harris's future DOJ and would most certainly be based, at least in part, on an analysis of your web surfing habits. We are one black or Hispanic president away from a social credit scoring system for Americans.
    , @Seamus Padraig
    Someday, once Trump and Putin are both dead, we'll all be lining up in front of a wallscreen, looking at images of Ron Unz while shouting obscenities at him full-blast for two minutes every day.
    , @eah
    Brimelow/vdare.com has been battling this kind of crass censorship for a long time.

    Ha, ha, ha…

    What's funny about it? -- did you find it funny when that guy bashed people in the head with a heavy metal bicycle lock? -- when people trying to attend Trump events in 2016 were attacked and beaten? -- when violent leftists disrupt simple speaking events? -- it's all related.

    Coloring the News by William McGowan was published in 2001 -- at that point, the media practice of pumping diversity on the one hand, while at the same time overtly lying about its consequences by omitting racial/ethnic info from crime stories, including descriptions of wanted violent criminals, was well established -- even then it had been going for years and years -- this kind of thing is the next chapter.

    So I could understand finding it droll if it was some kind of oddity -- but it's not -- it's part of a long-standing pattern.
    , @The preferred nomenclature is...
    I know that was supposed to be a joke. But I think this is the very near future. I'm currently reading the Gulag Archipelago and it seems to me that the Left here in the U.S. is all set to make Stalin and his henchmen look like pikers in comparison. I can only imagine the depths of depravity the likes of Kathy Griffin could dream up for the Sailers of the world.

    THE only thing between us and the Gulag is the 2A. Never, ever forget that.
    , @Eagle Eye

    iPhone XVI
     
    So are they going to release a companion iPhone Marie-Antoinette?

    Is someone going to try to shorten the XVI by an inch?
    , @Hippopotamusdrome, @Rosamond Vincy
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=26oRZCLHR1M

    NSFW, of course
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  5. I also noticed iSteve blocked at two separate Burger Kings as well as on the internal internet at my #WokeCapital employer which will remain unnamed. Strangely the unz.com TLD was not blocked at Burger King. Only the iSteve blog section…

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    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    Burger King is Canadian now. Steve may irritate the beaver.
    , @Anon

    Strangely the unz.com TLD was not blocked at Burger King. Only the iSteve blog section…
     
    If anything, I'd think it would be the reverse.
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  6. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    Despite your blog being banned there, noticing occurred that night nevertheless. The waitress (who’d served us before -she’s an alumna of Jon Bon Jovi’s charity restaurant) mentioned that a party of 8 had stiffed her on the tip. “Were they…”, I started to ask, and before I finished she answered with the color describing their social construct.

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    • LOL: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Joe Joe
    That is terrible but I thought restaurants automatically added a tip for parties of that size???
    , @james wilson
    If she's planning on getting out of the business, suggest that she take pics of every table she serves and post a years tippers by percentage, with photos for the most special groups. Also remind people that waiters do not even receive minimum wage.
    , @Anon
    Those people never tip. And they are demanding and nasty as well. But they endlessly complain that there are only takeout and order & pick up your own food places in certain neighborhoods.

    Maybe when servers are replaced by those flying tray robots those people can have nice restaurants.

    Maybe
    , @Anonymous
    Hey, at least they paid the bill.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWoHcSTqiy4
    , @ScarletNumber
    The code word is Canadian.
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  7. TGGP says: • Website

    I don’t even bother trying to go to unz.com or your other domains in certain places, but I was surprised recently to note that the Volokh Conspiracy (but not reason.com), certain comment threads at Slate Star Codex & Shtetl Optimized were listed as blocked for the same reason.

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    • Replies: @fish
    Perhaps the cartoonist left the "E" off "Chang"?


    Really where do you guys find these things?
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  9. Mishra says:

    DDoS attacks on unz.com again tonight. Cloudflare warnings.

    This is what happens when you allow freedom of speech.

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    • Replies: @Forbes
    Yeah, I got one of those warnings just now signing on to unz (noontime east coast). Was shut out yesterday (Sunday) PM due to apparent DDoS attack.
    , @art guerrilla
    yep, was getting that message for 10-15 seconds the last couple days I have tried to access the site, then sought instant gratification elsewhere... figured it must be putin-botz… what other explanation can there possibly be...
    .
    in regards to the banning, pretty sure it is nothing 'personal', per se; they are -as most such commercial establishments doing such stupid tricks are- probably subscribing to some sort of whitelist/blacklist service (or two), who compiles their list based on the broadest of criteria...
    .
    probably a lot of herd mentality, too, as far as if one service bans a site, another will probably follow, 'just to be on the safe side'... pretty sure they are more worried about including some 'sketchy' site, more than worry about 'wrongly' excluding a few oddball, fringe sites of little consequence...
    .
    if it is 'time' mag/rag who gets swept up because of an article on breast cancer or something, then they will get whitelisted before the electrons get cold from the blistering email from time lawyers... if it is Podunk unz, etc, then they will languish in inertnet limbo with little/no recourse...
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    Is that what those bouncing little dots meant? Thought it was a flashback.
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  10. eah says:

    And you try so hard to remain ‘wryly detached’ at all times about everything. Not to mention the book reviews.

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  11. BenKenobi says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I'm Banned at P.F. Chang's
     
    One wonders what would happen if you walked in and asked to use the restroom.

    As per usual, there is some pop-culture intersectionality going on here.

    On South Park, Randy birthed a contender for World’s Biggest Poop Ever after eating “mostly P.F. Chang’s — good stuff.” This drew the ire of Bono (of U2 fame), the previous record-holder. The twist of the episode came when it was revealed that Bono was the record, i.e.: the world’s biggest turd.

    The more you know! ….—*

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    • Replies: @JimB
    For fun, the link.

    http://southpark.cc.com/clips/7g6n1k/randy-takes-a-crap
    , @SonOfStrom
    P.F Chang’s is also the setting for one of SP’s better Towlie bits:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=85HEH3y45bM
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  12. “Veto Corleone.”

    The first few seconds of this video must be seen.

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    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    Vito Corleone

    2:45-3:10.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i96VS_z8y7g

    The 5 Families meet.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D_zITtVJGA
    , @Luke
    If we said he's more Fredo than Vito I don't think he'd get the joke...
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  13. Anon[323] • Disclaimer says:

    Let’s have FREE TIBET and SAVE CHINESE DOGS AND CATS Protest at PF Chang’s.

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  14. @Buzz Mohawk

    I'm Banned at P.F. Chang's
     
    One wonders what would happen if you walked in and asked to use the restroom.

    LOL.

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  15. @JohnnyWalker123
    "Veto Corleone."

    The first few seconds of this video must be seen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVSAqV63CYk

    Vito Corleone

    2:45-3:10.

    The 5 Families meet.

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  16. The solution seems obvious to me – don’t tip server 104.24.27.109, port 80. Tit for tat. That’ll show her, him, errrr, it!

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  17. Twinkie says:

    P.F. Chang’s delicious Asian flavors!

    P. F. Chang’s flavors are neither delicious nor Asian.

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    • Replies: @Clyde

    P. F. Chang’s flavors are neither delicious nor Asian.
     
    But PF Changs is making millions selling ultra-Americanized, sugary Chinese food. I would do the same in a heart beat. Remember this 1980s Chinese slogan - "To get rich is glorious" from Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping? As an aside - There must be some kind of central direction out of Mainland China. All the Chinese takeouts where I live have the same menu. With the same shrimp cultivated in Panama or Thailand. And what exactly is a "Giant Prawn"?

    PF Chang's sez
    - "You gotta give the people what they want" Ray Davies - The Kinks.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=x0hWhCOx4U8
    , @pyrrhus
    IMO, PF Chang's food is revolting, but my kids disagree....
    , @Hyperborean
    How much of American cuisine is actually genuine?
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  18. @Frank G
    Ron Unz, the ball is in your court.

    I’m not sure if you meant this sarcastically, Frank, but the message is telling Dave Pinson that he should contact unz.com to straighten it out by removing all “hate and racism”, so the content can fit through the PC filter somewhere. That is their intent and we sure don’t want that.

    Maybe if you kiss his hand and call him Godfather, Ron Unz could, I suppose do SOMETHING, on this, the day of his blogger’s banning.

    (From the headline, I really thought first that Steve had been banned in person due to someone recognizing him and knowing the iSteve content. That’d have been more of a cool thing and easier to raise hell about. I’d bet Panda Express would still serve him. Those people don’t look like they read the internet.)

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  19. You can use a vpn, or just use the Puffin browser app to get past these restrictions.

    Also, it might be worth complaining. Although, who to isn’t clear in this instance.

    I did that when my mobile phone operator, in the UK, labelled b3ta.com an “adult” site and blocked it. I told them it was actually a very juvenile site, and they have since unblocked it (I don’t know if my email was the reason).

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    Complaining unlikely useful. PF Chang is owned by
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centerbridge_Partners

    The firm [2] was founded in 2005 by Jeffrey Aronson and Mark Gallogly. Aronson had previously been the head of distressed securities and had founded the leveraged loan business at Angelo, Gordon & Co., which he had joined in 1989 from L.F. Rothschild & Co. Gallogly was formerly a senior managing director and head of private equity investments at the Blackstone Group from 2003 until his departure. At Blackstone, Gallogly was heavily involved in the firm's investments in New Skies Satellites and Sirius Satellite Radio among others and had joined the firm in 1989 from Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, where he worked in acquisition finance.
     

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

    Aronson began his career as a securities attorney with the law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. Later, he served as a Senior Corporate Counsel at L.F. Rothschild.[3]

    Aronson and his wife, Shari Aronson, run the Jeffrey H. and Shari L. Aronson Family Foundation, focusing on education and Jewish causes.[7] In 2015, the Foundation committed $10 million to create an international studies center at Johns Hopkins University called the Aronson Center for International Studies.[8]

    The Aronson Family Foundation has supported early education efforts through Teach for America, Breakthrough Collaborative, Harlem RBI, the Fund for Public Schools, Harlem Village Academies, and Bottom Line. The Foundation has also supported numerous education institutions including New York University, Lehigh University, the University of Pittsburgh, Bankstreet College of Education, and Williams College.[7]

    The Aronsons have funded Jewish organizations including the Jewish Museum, the Birthright Israel Foundation, UJA Federation, and the Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester. In addition to education and Jewish causes, the Aronsons focus their philanthropy in health and environmental areas.[7]
     

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

    Mark Gallogly (January 18, 1957) is a managing principal, and was a founder, of the New York City based private investment firm Centerbridge Partners. He served as a Senior Managing Director of the Blackstone Group from May 1989 to September 2005.[1]

    He was a member of President Barack Obama's President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board.[2] He also serves on the advisory council of the Hamilton Project, an economic policy group at the Brookings Institution, the Columbia Business School board of overseers and the board of directors of the Dana Corporation.
     

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

    The Blackstone Group L.P. is an American multinational private equity, alternative asset management and financial services firm based in New York City. As the largest alternative investment firm in the world,[2] Blackstone specializes in private equity, credit and hedge fund investment strategies.[3] As of December 31, 2017, Blackstone had $434 billion under management.[4]

    Blackstone's private equity business has been one of the largest investors in leveraged buyouts in the last decade, while its real estate business has actively acquired commercial real estate. Since its inception, Blackstone has invested in such notable companies as Hilton Worldwide, Merlin Entertainments Group, Performance Food Group, Equity Office Properties, Republic Services, AlliedBarton, United Biscuits, Freescale Semiconductor, Vivint,[5] and Travelport.[6]

    Blackstone was founded in 1985 as a mergers and acquisitions boutique by Peter G. Peterson and Stephen A. Schwarzman, who had previously worked together at Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb Inc.. Blackstone has become one of the world's largest private equity investment firms.[2] In 2007, Blackstone became a public company via a $4 billion initial public offering to become one of the first major private equity firms to list shares in its management company on the public stock market.[7] Blackstone is headquartered at 345 Park Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, with eight additional offices in the United States, as well as offices in Bhubaneswar, London, Paris, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Madrid, Mumbai, and Dubai.[8]

    ...Blackstone acquired the mortgage for 7 World Trade Center in October 2000 from the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association.[74]

     

    And so ends this round of Meet Your Censors.
    , @Anon

    I told them it was actually a very juvenile site,
     
    That's what I said about a blocked shotacon site...
    =^^=
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  20. nebulafox says:

    OT:

    Yo, Steve. This is important. If Merkel is taking this kind of flak from her own party…

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/975715/germany-refugee-row-angela-merkel-blasted-horst-seehofer-eu-migration-policies

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/world/europe/germany-merkel-migrants-bavaria-seehofer.html?smid=tw-nytimesworld&smtyp=cur

    Of course, to the NYT, Seehofer is now “radical”, but what do you expect…

    By the way, as of 2016, you weren’t blocked in China. (You probably aren’t blocked in a typical Flushing Dongbei joint, either, but…) I’ll probably be going back there in August, and I can check if that’s still true.

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    https://twitter.com/xisamariax/status/1008661342415347718?s=21
    , @Hyperborean

    By the way, as of 2016, you weren’t blocked in China.
     
    I turned off my VPN and checked, it is still true.
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  21. You’re banned in Target too, or at least my local north Georgia one.

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  22. Steve Sailer banned by P.F. Chang’s. “P.F. Changs” banned by Harvard.

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  23. jim jones says:

    I started getting this today:

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    • Replies: @JackOH
    Yep, this is what I've been getting the last 24 hours. Also, I've had to re-enter my screen name and e-mail instead of highlighting and clicking. I'm not computer hip. Is this some seriously bad stuff?
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Mr. Unz could explain much better how it works, I'm sure, but this is supposed to happen, Mr. Jones. It is Denial of Service attack protection. I've seen it on unz.com in the past, and I'm guessing this software is used when there is evidence of a DDOS attach occurring.
    , @Lot
    Ron hired a large tech company called cloudflare to stop denial of service attacks. This is that company making sure your attempt to connect to unz.com is not an attack.

    It should only happen once per day if you allow cookies and are not doing private browser mode.

    It will come and go depending on whether cloudflare believes the site may be under attack.

    The whole site was down for a little while yesterday, so someone probably attacked it then and these measures are needed to prevent it from being attacked further.
    , @Stan Adams
    I've seen that message on other sites, but never on here.
    , @donut
    I have been getting that screen for various sites for months , only rarely though .
    , @Brutusale
    Funny that I get the Cloudflare warning on my home Verizon account but not at Starbucks with its Google access.
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  24. I experienced you being banned at the American Airlines Admiral’s Club in Dallas on one visit, but not since then. Hope you aren’t on their No-Fly list.

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  25. Does this block apply to just Steve’s blog, or Unz Review as a whole?

    … certain comment threads at Slate Star Codex & Shtetl Optimized were listed as blocked for the same reason.

    lolwat?

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    • Replies: @jimmyriddle
    I thought the Volokh Conspiracy ban was even more egregious.
    It's just commentary on American legal matters.

    The only explanation I can think of is that there are banning pages with "conspiracy" in the title. This is very much like the early days of web filters 20 years ago, when, for example, websites about the NE England town of Scunthorpe found themselves being blocked.
    , @Anonymous
    I’m guessing if Pinsen searched other unz.com content...

    This website is blocked by your network operator

    URL: www.unz.com/akarlin
    Category: Russian influence
    Server: 104.35.47.109:80


     

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  26. @Anatoly Karlin
    Does this block apply to just Steve's blog, or Unz Review as a whole?

    ... certain comment threads at Slate Star Codex & Shtetl Optimized were listed as blocked for the same reason.
     
    lolwat?

    I thought the Volokh Conspiracy ban was even more egregious.
    It’s just commentary on American legal matters.

    The only explanation I can think of is that there are banning pages with “conspiracy” in the title. This is very much like the early days of web filters 20 years ago, when, for example, websites about the NE England town of Scunthorpe found themselves being blocked.

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Jimmy, that "Scunthorpe" example shows less sophistication, but also much less evil compared to what's going on these days.
    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Horp? Disgusting!
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  27. JackOH says:

    The last 24 hours I’ve been getting a full-screen message saying “Checking your browser before accessing unz.com”, then I get directed here after 5 or 10 seconds. Don’t know what that means, but I’m not feeling too good.

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    • Replies: @Prester John
    Yeah, me too. Ditto for Mr. Jones above. Hmmm.... .
    , @Ron Unz

    The last 24 hours I’ve been getting a full-screen message saying “Checking your browser before accessing unz.com”, then I get directed here after 5 or 10 seconds. Don’t know what that means, but I’m not feeling too good.
     
    Actually, this is just the industry-standard CloudFlare DDoS protection that we temporarily activated following an especially serious bot-wave yesterday that temporarily overloaded the website. This is actually the first time we've ever needed to use that, and it seemed to work reasonably well, although a couple of people complained that they'd lost comments.

    We've now turned it back off, and I'm hoping we won't need to use it too often. But it's nice to have it available as a backup.

    Regarding the main subject of this comment-thread, I'm really surprised that those the censors hired by those "good-think" filter companies are apparently so discerning that they consider www.unz.com to be perfectly respectable but block www.unz.com/isteve/ as "bad-think." Perhaps the next step is for them to start blocking particular authors or specific articles.

    Presumably, all that massive workload is contracted out to the cheapest Indians they can hire, whose understanding of American society (and maybe the English language) isn't so great...
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  28. Clyde says:
    @Twinkie

    P.F. Chang’s delicious Asian flavors!
     
    P. F. Chang’s flavors are neither delicious nor Asian.

    P. F. Chang’s flavors are neither delicious nor Asian.

    But PF Changs is making millions selling ultra-Americanized, sugary Chinese food. I would do the same in a heart beat. Remember this 1980s Chinese slogan – “To get rich is glorious” from Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping? As an aside – There must be some kind of central direction out of Mainland China. All the Chinese takeouts where I live have the same menu. With the same shrimp cultivated in Panama or Thailand. And what exactly is a “Giant Prawn”?

    PF Chang’s sez
    – “You gotta give the people what they want” Ray Davies – The Kinks.

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    Thanks for the Kinks, Clyde.

    And what exactly is a “Giant Prawn”?
     
    That's some oxymoron, there, Jumbo Shrimp. I've seen 10 - 12 kinds of chicken at the buffet places*, in various and sundry sugary/salty/fatty sauces. That chicken must be cheap as hell, is all I can say.

    We saw a Vietnamese guy at one of these places get 4 stacked up plates of shrimp one after another (regular, shrimpy-shrimp), and you know those guys LUV that shrimp - there's no way the restaurant broke even with that dude.

    * This relates to serious unzzy material, in fact - see The China to King Buffet pipeline.

    OK, I didn't start this Chinese restaurant talk, so here goes again:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLkTuWdKrqY
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  29. danand says:

    I just started to get this when accessing unz.com. Anything to do with net neutrality?

    Checking your browser before accessing unz.com.

    This process is automatic. Your browser will redirect to your requested content shortly.

    Please allow up to 5 seconds…

    DDoS protection by Cloudflare
    Ray ID: 42cceae6b11193d8

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  30. @Ron Unz
    Ha, ha, ha...

    Presumably, the next stage will be when iPhone XVI starts giving you an automatic electric shock when you attempt to visit a "bad-thought website", and after the third time you do that, explodes, blowing off your hand...

    If it blows off your hand then they risk you not standing in line all night to buy the iphone XVII next year.

    It might instead auto-dial 911, and report that its owner was making eye contact with it for longer than 5 seconds, or upload all of its owners personal data to the SPLC hate tracker.

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  31. Anonymous[214] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anatoly Karlin
    Does this block apply to just Steve's blog, or Unz Review as a whole?

    ... certain comment threads at Slate Star Codex & Shtetl Optimized were listed as blocked for the same reason.
     
    lolwat?

    I’m guessing if Pinsen searched other unz.com content…

    This website is blocked by your network operator

    URL: http://www.unz.com/akarlin
    Category: Russian influence
    Server: 104.35.47.109:80

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  32. NYT – “White People Are Noticing Something New: Their Own Whiteness”

    Trigger Warning – the author is Emily Bazelon.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/magazine/white-people-are-noticing-something-new-their-own-whiteness.html

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    NYT – “White People Are Noticing Something New: Their Own Whiteness”

    Trigger Warning – the author is Emily Bazelon.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/magazine/white-people-are-noticing-something-new-their-own-whiteness.html
     
    I've been wondering when Steve will get to that one.
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  33. @Steve Sailer
    In case you are wondering where the hell Jeb got his "Unleash Chang" line ...

    "Unleash Chang" was George H.W. Bush's joke he used while playing on the White House tennis court when he tried to summon up an unreturnable serve. Bush conflated the 1950s GOP slogan "unleash Chiang" with the name of the 1989 French Open winner, 5'7" Michael Chang, a persistent baseliner without much of a power game. It's a pretty funny joke, although it's not clear if Jeb know's it's funny.

    The Michael Chang tennis angle makes this pretty funny.

    Like Ted Kennedy, ¡Jeb! and his brothers are proof of regression toward the mean and are not funny. It’s not “white privilege,” but “old money privilege” the puts guys like them in charge.

    The Zuckerbergs and Bezoses of our world are preparing the way for future generations of then-old-money mediocrities to run our descendants’ world — for their Chinese overlords.

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    ...are not funny
     
    Heh! I've gotten some mileage out of "please clap."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fr9m2cmbYo&app=desktop
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  34. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @nebulafox
    OT:

    Yo, Steve. This is important. If Merkel is taking this kind of flak from her own party...

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/975715/germany-refugee-row-angela-merkel-blasted-horst-seehofer-eu-migration-policies

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/world/europe/germany-merkel-migrants-bavaria-seehofer.html?smid=tw-nytimesworld&smtyp=cur

    Of course, to the NYT, Seehofer is now "radical", but what do you expect...

    By the way, as of 2016, you weren't blocked in China. (You probably aren't blocked in a typical Flushing Dongbei joint, either, but...) I'll probably be going back there in August, and I can check if that's still true.

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    What does this quote mean?
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  35. Sam Davis says:

    I did notice over the weekend that cloudflare started checking my domain every time I’d get on your site (on my mobile phone) for the first time of each specific day.

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  36. Also OT – sex discrepancies in mental health by religion. You would never guess the religion with the greatest male-female disparity. Smallish samples though.

    https://anepigone.blogspot.com/2018/06/islams-clean-bill-of-mental-health.html

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  37. @nebulafox
    OT:

    Yo, Steve. This is important. If Merkel is taking this kind of flak from her own party...

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/975715/germany-refugee-row-angela-merkel-blasted-horst-seehofer-eu-migration-policies

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/15/world/europe/germany-merkel-migrants-bavaria-seehofer.html?smid=tw-nytimesworld&smtyp=cur

    Of course, to the NYT, Seehofer is now "radical", but what do you expect...

    By the way, as of 2016, you weren't blocked in China. (You probably aren't blocked in a typical Flushing Dongbei joint, either, but...) I'll probably be going back there in August, and I can check if that's still true.

    By the way, as of 2016, you weren’t blocked in China.

    I turned off my VPN and checked, it is still true.

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  38. The Z Blog says: • Website

    I get ban reports regularly. Various government agencies have blocked me. I know of one place I’m not allowed to mention that had a group there who read me every day. Then their IT blocked my site. I know this because one of the people there told me about it.

    The next move in this process is to have the firewall services start listing sites like Unz as spam or offensive content. Most companies now buy a firewall with a subscription for filtering porn, gambling sites and so forth. Those filtering services are gatekeepers that will be overrun by loons in the coming years. In five years, the number of people able to reach Unz and similar sites will be reduced to a trickle.

    But hey, at least we have our Constitution .

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    Those filtering services are gatekeepers that will be overrun by loons in the coming years. In five years, the number of people able to reach Unz and similar sites will be reduced to a trickle.

     

    Probably overrun by loons already. However, the big trouble begins when everybody start blocking VPNs.
    , @Liberty Mike
    Yet, you, by your own words, contend that an individual's income belongs to the federal government and if an individual deducts his mortgage or childcare interest, the same constitutes a subsidy. The same ratiocination yields the conclusion that a tax cut constitutes a subsidy.

    That, sir, is typical dissident right progressive, socialist claptrap. It is economic ignorance. It is one reason why the alt-right / dissident right / white identitarian movement will fail. The dissident right has too many adherents that love them some progressivism.
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  39. Anonym says:
    @Steve Sailer
    In case you are wondering where the hell Jeb got his "Unleash Chang" line ...

    "Unleash Chang" was George H.W. Bush's joke he used while playing on the White House tennis court when he tried to summon up an unreturnable serve. Bush conflated the 1950s GOP slogan "unleash Chiang" with the name of the 1989 French Open winner, 5'7" Michael Chang, a persistent baseliner without much of a power game. It's a pretty funny joke, although it's not clear if Jeb know's it's funny.

    That’s pretty funny. Such a serve… wouldn’t be prudent at this juncture.

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  40. If Steve Sailer is banned at Chang’s, whatever that is, then that means Merkel can invite Sailer to Germany for a European holiday.

    There is no doubt that Sailer’s good cheer and cordial companionship will help Merkel get through her defenestration from power.

    Sailer can regale Merkel with the great puzzle of what to call Merkel’s treasonous move to allow Germany to be invaded by foreigners on a mass scale.

    OFF TOPIC

    Trumpy will go the way of treasonous rat Merkel if he keeps up his flirtation with amnesty for illegal alien invaders.

    Trumpy Must Deport ALL Illegal Alien Invaders.

    Trumpy Must Implement A Moratorium On All Legal Immigration.

    Sailer Only Has To Holiday With This Merkel Woman, Not Work With Her:

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  41. Wear this as a badge of honor, until they send you to a gulag.

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    Look on the bright side. If Steve goes to the gulag, he can write stories about blood spurting up from the ground and white men being zapped to death by iPhones with death rays. He could create a White Holocaust out of whole cloth and give our people something to work with.
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  42. I’m getting a strange “Checking your browser” message I can access Unz.com (takes about 5 seconds, but it’s creepy).

    My guess is this has to do with the fact that for the past couple of weeks Mr. Unz has featured access to David Irving’s books, particularly Hitler’s War. I suspect TPTB got wind of it and did what they always do. This is really, really creepy.

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    My guess is this has to do with the fact that for the past couple of weeks Mr. Unz has featured access to David Irving’s books, particularly Hitler’s War. I suspect TPTB got wind of it and did what they always do. This is really, really creepy.

    My paean to Ron:

    https://youtu.be/0iAzMRKFX3c
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  43. anon[286] • Disclaimer says:

    I tried to get to this website this morning, a white screen comes up saying “Checking your browser before redirecting”, before taking me to unz.com. What is that all about?

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    Protection against malicious actors trying to crash the site.
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  44. CCR says:

    If a restaurant blocked a site I was trying to access, I’d walk out, letting the waitress know why.

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  45. OFF TOPIC

    Trump Must Deport ALL Illegal Alien Invaders

    Trump Must Implement A Moratorium On All Legal Immigration

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  46. @Buffalo Joe
    Wear this as a badge of honor, until they send you to a gulag.

    Look on the bright side. If Steve goes to the gulag, he can write stories about blood spurting up from the ground and white men being zapped to death by iPhones with death rays. He could create a White Holocaust out of whole cloth and give our people something to work with.

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  47. Anon[277] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz
    Ha, ha, ha...

    Presumably, the next stage will be when iPhone XVI starts giving you an automatic electric shock when you attempt to visit a "bad-thought website", and after the third time you do that, explodes, blowing off your hand...

    This morning, and still now, my iPhone 6+, using Brave browsers, says “Checking your browser” and then “Error establishing database connection.” Perfectly fine on PC here at ‘work’. Related?

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  48. Joe Joe says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Despite your blog being banned there, noticing occurred that night nevertheless. The waitress (who’d served us before -she’s an alumna of Jon Bon Jovi’s charity restaurant) mentioned that a party of 8 had stiffed her on the tip. “Were they...”, I started to ask, and before I finished she answered with the color describing their social construct.

    That is terrible but I thought restaurants automatically added a tip for parties of that size???

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    A lot do. This one should.

    Another restaurant in the same mall, the local Houston's does that for parties of 6 or more, I think.
    , @lavoisier
    It should be mandatory for black groups unfortunately.

    Personal experience as waiter at Red Lobster.

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  49. It is remarkable that two such mediocrities as Jeb! and the Harpy were thought to be the most likely persons to be the Republic’s 45th president.

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  50. Sailer Banned At Chang’s

    Merkel About To Go

    Sailer To Holiday With Merkel

    Sailer And Merkel Plan On Many Hikes And Many Beers

    Sailer Brushes Up On His German

    Sailer Will Blog From Germany And The Alps

    Sailer Won’t Work With Merkel Either; Sailer Will Holiday with Merkel:

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  51. Anonymous[126] • Disclaimer says:

    One of the smartest Jewish Democrat’s perspectives on China:

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/06/17/schumer-i-think-what-trump-is-doing-on-china-is-right/

    Some Australian perspectives on China. I haven’t seen this much threat awareness since the Cold War. Wow. I fear someone has awoken a sleeping koala and filled it with a terrible resolve.

    https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/06/17/03/57/60-minutes-china-south-pacific-australia-sydney-expansion-investment-debt

    China not happy!

    https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/06/18/17/49/60-minutes-china-south-pacific-australia-embassy-fury-mega-wharf-investigation

    You can find both part 1 and part 2 on the site. Both well worth watching.

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  52. Funny thing- just before accessing this website a few minutes ago I got a message with about a 5 second delay before it started to load… something along the lines of ‘checking your browser’ ‘cloudfare’ blah blah blah

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  53. OFF TOPIC

    Treasonous Rats In The GOP Ruling Class Are Pushing For More Legal Immigration

    Treasonous Rats In The GOP Ruling Class Are Pushing AMNESTY For Illegal Alien Invaders

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    Their faces are just radiant with the glow of virtue-signaling.
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  54. WGG says:
    @Steve Sailer
    In case you are wondering where the hell Jeb got his "Unleash Chang" line ...

    "Unleash Chang" was George H.W. Bush's joke he used while playing on the White House tennis court when he tried to summon up an unreturnable serve. Bush conflated the 1950s GOP slogan "unleash Chiang" with the name of the 1989 French Open winner, 5'7" Michael Chang, a persistent baseliner without much of a power game. It's a pretty funny joke, although it's not clear if Jeb know's it's funny.

    Cripes, Jeb never ceases to depress. He strangled his father’s amusing inside joke in a desperate attempt at likability. Watching Jeb live his life is like watching that Aronofsky movie *The Wrestler*. It makes you feel sick and sad, and a little dirty.

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  55. pyrrhus says:
    @Ron Unz
    Ha, ha, ha...

    Presumably, the next stage will be when iPhone XVI starts giving you an automatic electric shock when you attempt to visit a "bad-thought website", and after the third time you do that, explodes, blowing off your hand...

    Good news, you’re not banned in Tucson, yet, Ron! But AmRen, Taki’s and Vox Day are banned in some places…

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  56. Anon[322] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Ron’s new Cloudflare stuff is blocking Send to Kindle apps by adding an interstitial.

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  57. fish says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican
    https://theslingsandarrows.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Tintin-in-Tibet-int.jpg

    Perhaps the cartoonist left the “E” off “Chang”?

    Really where do you guys find these things?

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    Which reminds me: it ought to become a meme that "You got PF Chang'd" when your site is blocked --but is that how it should be spelled? "Changed" doesn't work..
    , @PiltdownMan

    Perhaps the cartoonist left the “E” off “Chang”?

    Really where do you guys find these things?
     

    It's a fair bet that anyone who is of Steve's age who grew up in the UK or Europe knows the Tintin comic books quite well. And that's one of the best known panels from what may be the best of the books.

    Tintin has less of a following here in America, but it exists, just some people are familiar with P.G. Wodehouse (also a Steve enthusiasm.)

    As for the artist, Herge, he is regarded by cartoonists as one of the all-time greats.

    http://tinyurl.com/ydy4nrb4

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

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  58. OT:

    Wow. @splcenter apologizes to @MaajidNawaz and @QuilliamOrg + agrees to pay $3.3 million in damages. https://t.co/pwwtr4dgCu— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) June 18, 2018

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    Link is down but I found another source.

    Wow, good news there. SPLC not only paid 3+ million, but showed they are a big rich soft target.

    Who else have they defamed?
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  59. pyrrhus says:
    @Twinkie

    P.F. Chang’s delicious Asian flavors!
     
    P. F. Chang’s flavors are neither delicious nor Asian.

    IMO, PF Chang’s food is revolting, but my kids disagree….

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  60. The iPhone provides predictive search items in the search/URL bar based on a webpage’s content. For this page it recommends “bushidō.”

    Bush-ido: the ancient warrior code comprising bank deregulation, offshoring, the carried interest loophole, etc.

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    Apple's whole shite, garden-walled ecosystem is pozzed all to Hell; Christ, the hold music for their call-centers is gayer than Paul Lynde (who I adore, by the way; a man from an age when gay people knew we knew they were gay but neither they nor us said anything because we all minded our own damned business because "who cares...?" — his Halloween special and Hollywood Squares quips were the best!).
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  61. snorlax says:

    OT: Courtesy of the House Freedom and Congressional Black Cauci, and presently being fawned over by Breitbart, I present Cuckservatism, the bill!

    The bill would sell the USDA’s portfolio of farm loans and use the proceeds to fund infrastructure projects in “low-income urban communities.” Or in other words robbing red states to throw the purloined funds down assorted Detroit, Baltimore and Jersey City money pits.

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  62. Anon[183] • Disclaimer says:

    I just started getting a website redirect, wait 5 seconds, before accessing Unz. Ron, are you on the radar?

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  63. istevefan says:
    @Ron Unz
    Ha, ha, ha...

    Presumably, the next stage will be when iPhone XVI starts giving you an automatic electric shock when you attempt to visit a "bad-thought website", and after the third time you do that, explodes, blowing off your hand...

    This Star Trek episode pioneered the concept of electric shock for bad thoughts. Is this clip our future?

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  64. JimB says:
    @Ron Unz
    Ha, ha, ha...

    Presumably, the next stage will be when iPhone XVI starts giving you an automatic electric shock when you attempt to visit a "bad-thought website", and after the third time you do that, explodes, blowing off your hand...

    Go on, joke about it. China has already implemented a social credit scoring system which bans many ordinary citizens from opening bank accounts and buying high speed train tickets. Soon Amazon and the SPLC will compile wokeness scores, much like Experian credit scores, which will be made available to your employer and Kamala Harris’s future DOJ and would most certainly be based, at least in part, on an analysis of your web surfing habits. We are one black or Hispanic president away from a social credit scoring system for Americans.

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    This is why you should boycott, or at least raise hell at, places or services that don't take cash. Cash is King, for more than one reason ... more like 666 reasons. See "Chipotle - no credit, no debit, and hold the E. Coli", along with Part 2 and Part 3.

    Oh, wait, have I been too obtuse Libertarian for you all?
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  65. Nathan says:

    I was going to mock P.F. Chang’s over priced and mediocre “Asian” food, and say that you could do better for less at a local Chinese joint, but then I remembered that that’s no longer the case. I’ve noticed that in general, Chinese food has been getting worse while other types of Asian cuisine (Thai, Vietnames, Korean) have been getting more common and better. It must have something to do with modern Chinese immigrants arriving with more money and going into what seem like more prestigious industries…

    Anyway, when I was a kid, you could get really good Chinese food from either high or low end restaurants, but things like sushi and pho where completely unheard of. Now, it seems like most larger cities have pretty decent options for non-Chinese Asian cuisine, but you just can’t find a high end Chinese place, and the low end ones are just awful.

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    The high end Chinese places here (not chains and 90% immigrant customers) are not very good. It is the same very salty/carby food as low end immigrant-serving places, but in an upscale environment with better table service.
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  66. AndrewR says:

    OT: Deep State subhuman and former head of CIA compares the child separation policy to Auschwitz.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Former-NSA-director-compares-US-immigration-policy-to-Auschwitz-560162/amp

    Leaving aside the gratuitous reference to Teh Ebil Notsees, how can anyone, let alone a former CIA director, imply that the CIA has never done far worse than what Trump is doing now? The chutzpah of these monsters never ceases to amaze.

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  67. @anon
    I tried to get to this website this morning, a white screen comes up saying "Checking your browser before redirecting", before taking me to unz.com. What is that all about?

    Protection against malicious actors trying to crash the site.

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  68. @Twinkie

    P.F. Chang’s delicious Asian flavors!
     
    P. F. Chang’s flavors are neither delicious nor Asian.

    How much of American cuisine is actually genuine?

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    How much of American cuisine is actually genuine?
     
    Only the Hostess confection from whence "Twinkies" commenting handle is taken!

    ....and Barbecue.....can't forget that!

    , @Karl
    68 Hyperborean > How much of American cuisine is actually genuine?

    wrong question. The correct question is: how much of America's food service offerings, are actually high-end "TV dinners"? (in the sense that the people who make it from scratch, are actually in a factory a few hours away, at the other end of a freezer-reefer truck route)

    Answer: a lot of it.
    , @JimB

    How much of American cuisine is actually genuine?
     
    Soul food is genuinely American. It's a little heavy on the butter but extremely tasty so I like patronizing soul food restaurants. And the chef/owner is usually somebody's momma.
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  69. Lot says:
    @julius caesar
    OT:

    Wow. @splcenter apologizes to @MaajidNawaz and @QuilliamOrg + agrees to pay $3.3 million in damages. https://t.co/pwwtr4dgCu— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) June 18, 2018
     

    Link is down but I found another source.

    Wow, good news there. SPLC not only paid 3+ million, but showed they are a big rich soft target.

    Who else have they defamed?

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  70. @Steve Sailer
    In case you are wondering where the hell Jeb got his "Unleash Chang" line ...

    "Unleash Chang" was George H.W. Bush's joke he used while playing on the White House tennis court when he tried to summon up an unreturnable serve. Bush conflated the 1950s GOP slogan "unleash Chiang" with the name of the 1989 French Open winner, 5'7" Michael Chang, a persistent baseliner without much of a power game. It's a pretty funny joke, although it's not clear if Jeb know's it's funny.

    It’s a pretty funny joke by GHW Bush, although it’s not clear if Jeb knows it’s funny.

    Much less poor Marco.

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    The two establishment GOP picks don't know who Chiang Kai-shek was. He was what, the second most important and well known Chinese figure of the 20th century?

    Given his age, perhaps Jeb is thinking of the spirit power behind I Ching that was a fad among hippies when he was young.
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  71. Thomas says:

    Eating P.F. Chang’s is a good way to get “unblocked” if you’re having trouble on the toilet.

    Seriously though, a VPN account is a solid investment. I pay about $50 a year for TorGuard and can pretty much access anything from anywhere.

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    I pay about $50 a year for TorGuard and can pretty much access anything from anywhere.
     
    It's pretty sleazy for them to use the name "Tor"
    ( torproject.org )
    , @Escher
    Once caught a nasty bug from the lady serving us at PF Chang's. She was sniffling away through the entire dinner. With the money that she made living in an expensive part of the country, can't say I blame her, but the manager should have seen her condition and stepped in.
    The franchise owners offered a complimentary dinner, but we played it safe and never went there again.
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  72. Lot says:
    @Nathan
    I was going to mock P.F. Chang's over priced and mediocre "Asian" food, and say that you could do better for less at a local Chinese joint, but then I remembered that that's no longer the case. I've noticed that in general, Chinese food has been getting worse while other types of Asian cuisine (Thai, Vietnames, Korean) have been getting more common and better. It must have something to do with modern Chinese immigrants arriving with more money and going into what seem like more prestigious industries...

    Anyway, when I was a kid, you could get really good Chinese food from either high or low end restaurants, but things like sushi and pho where completely unheard of. Now, it seems like most larger cities have pretty decent options for non-Chinese Asian cuisine, but you just can't find a high end Chinese place, and the low end ones are just awful.

    The high end Chinese places here (not chains and 90% immigrant customers) are not very good. It is the same very salty/carby food as low end immigrant-serving places, but in an upscale environment with better table service.

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    Chinese don't have refined palates and a gourmet food tradition. Probably because nothing goes to waste. Most anything with calories is rendered into digestible goo through stir frying. Chewy bits are most likely part of a pig's digestive tract. During famines, neighbors exchanged children to butcher and eat. In Chinese cuisine a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.
    , @Nathan
    @Lot,

    Yeah, that seems about right. I had in mind places like the old On Lock Sam in Stockton, CA, which was big on atmosphere but probably not actually any good.

    Another factor on restaurant quality is the Food Network. Most restaurants today are probably better than 20 years ago because people are more aware of what they're eating, but Chinese places seem to be immune.
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  73. JackOH says:
    @jim jones
    I started getting this today:

    http://i.magaimg.net/img/3k8h.jpg

    Yep, this is what I’ve been getting the last 24 hours. Also, I’ve had to re-enter my screen name and e-mail instead of highlighting and clicking. I’m not computer hip. Is this some seriously bad stuff?

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  74. @jim jones
    I started getting this today:

    http://i.magaimg.net/img/3k8h.jpg

    Mr. Unz could explain much better how it works, I’m sure, but this is supposed to happen, Mr. Jones. It is Denial of Service attack protection. I’ve seen it on unz.com in the past, and I’m guessing this software is used when there is evidence of a DDOS attach occurring.

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  75. Lot says:
    @jim jones
    I started getting this today:

    http://i.magaimg.net/img/3k8h.jpg

    Ron hired a large tech company called cloudflare to stop denial of service attacks. This is that company making sure your attempt to connect to unz.com is not an attack.

    It should only happen once per day if you allow cookies and are not doing private browser mode.

    It will come and go depending on whether cloudflare believes the site may be under attack.

    The whole site was down for a little while yesterday, so someone probably attacked it then and these measures are needed to prevent it from being attacked further.

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    • Replies: @3g4me
    @75 Lot: "Ron hired a large tech company called cloudflare to stop denial of service attacks. This is that company making sure your attempt to connect to unz.com is not an attack."

    Thank you for this simple, clear explanation. I've never gotten that particular screen trying to access Steve's site (although could not connect at all last evening) but have been getting it for months at the
    New Observer site. Now I understand its purpose.
    , @gregor

    It should only happen once per day if you allow cookies and are not doing private browser mode.
     
    A couple years ago I used to do all my hate browsing in incognito/porn mode but I don’t even bother anymore.
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  76. @jimmyriddle
    I thought the Volokh Conspiracy ban was even more egregious.
    It's just commentary on American legal matters.

    The only explanation I can think of is that there are banning pages with "conspiracy" in the title. This is very much like the early days of web filters 20 years ago, when, for example, websites about the NE England town of Scunthorpe found themselves being blocked.

    Jimmy, that “Scunthorpe” example shows less sophistication, but also much less evil compared to what’s going on these days.

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  77. Forbes says:
    @Mishra
    DDoS attacks on unz.com again tonight. Cloudflare warnings.

    This is what happens when you allow freedom of speech.

    Yeah, I got one of those warnings just now signing on to unz (noontime east coast). Was shut out yesterday (Sunday) PM due to apparent DDoS attack.

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  78. Luke says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    "Veto Corleone."

    The first few seconds of this video must be seen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVSAqV63CYk

    If we said he’s more Fredo than Vito I don’t think he’d get the joke…

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  79. @Ron Unz
    Ha, ha, ha...

    Presumably, the next stage will be when iPhone XVI starts giving you an automatic electric shock when you attempt to visit a "bad-thought website", and after the third time you do that, explodes, blowing off your hand...

    Someday, once Trump and Putin are both dead, we’ll all be lining up in front of a wallscreen, looking at images of Ron Unz while shouting obscenities at him full-blast for two minutes every day.

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  80. @Clyde

    P. F. Chang’s flavors are neither delicious nor Asian.
     
    But PF Changs is making millions selling ultra-Americanized, sugary Chinese food. I would do the same in a heart beat. Remember this 1980s Chinese slogan - "To get rich is glorious" from Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping? As an aside - There must be some kind of central direction out of Mainland China. All the Chinese takeouts where I live have the same menu. With the same shrimp cultivated in Panama or Thailand. And what exactly is a "Giant Prawn"?

    PF Chang's sez
    - "You gotta give the people what they want" Ray Davies - The Kinks.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=x0hWhCOx4U8

    Thanks for the Kinks, Clyde.

    And what exactly is a “Giant Prawn”?

    That’s some oxymoron, there, Jumbo Shrimp. I’ve seen 10 – 12 kinds of chicken at the buffet places*, in various and sundry sugary/salty/fatty sauces. That chicken must be cheap as hell, is all I can say.

    We saw a Vietnamese guy at one of these places get 4 stacked up plates of shrimp one after another (regular, shrimpy-shrimp), and you know those guys LUV that shrimp – there’s no way the restaurant broke even with that dude.

    * This relates to serious unzzy material, in fact – see The China to King Buffet pipeline.

    OK, I didn’t start this Chinese restaurant talk, so here goes again:

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    Ray Davies is one of the great poets (Watterloo Sunset) and lyrics writers of Rock and Roll /Pop Music. Such as "Walking on a Thin Line" with the line, "There's no England now".
    And "Twentieth Century Man", and I don't want to be one
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  81. Forbes says:
    @Steve Sailer
    In case you are wondering where the hell Jeb got his "Unleash Chang" line ...

    "Unleash Chang" was George H.W. Bush's joke he used while playing on the White House tennis court when he tried to summon up an unreturnable serve. Bush conflated the 1950s GOP slogan "unleash Chiang" with the name of the 1989 French Open winner, 5'7" Michael Chang, a persistent baseliner without much of a power game. It's a pretty funny joke, although it's not clear if Jeb know's it's funny.

    IIRC, Michael Chang’s mother accompanied him to tournaments, and had a indiscreet habit of adjusting his clothing, i.e. reaching in his shorts to pull-up his underwear, which Michael found rather embarrassing.

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  82. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Joe Joe
    That is terrible but I thought restaurants automatically added a tip for parties of that size???

    A lot do. This one should.

    Another restaurant in the same mall, the local Houston’s does that for parties of 6 or more, I think.

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    A charge, by definition, is not a gratuity.
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  83. JimB says:
    @BenKenobi
    As per usual, there is some pop-culture intersectionality going on here.

    On South Park, Randy birthed a contender for World's Biggest Poop Ever after eating "mostly P.F. Chang's -- good stuff." This drew the ire of Bono (of U2 fame), the previous record-holder. The twist of the episode came when it was revealed that Bono was the record, i.e.: the world's biggest turd.

    The more you know! ....---*
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  84. @JimB
    Go on, joke about it. China has already implemented a social credit scoring system which bans many ordinary citizens from opening bank accounts and buying high speed train tickets. Soon Amazon and the SPLC will compile wokeness scores, much like Experian credit scores, which will be made available to your employer and Kamala Harris's future DOJ and would most certainly be based, at least in part, on an analysis of your web surfing habits. We are one black or Hispanic president away from a social credit scoring system for Americans.

    This is why you should boycott, or at least raise hell at, places or services that don’t take cash. Cash is King, for more than one reason … more like 666 reasons. See “Chipotle – no credit, no debit, and hold the E. Coli”, along with Part 2 and Part 3.

    Oh, wait, have I been too obtuse Libertarian for you all?

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    Cash may be king, but don't get pulled over by a sheriff's deputy for a broken tail light while on your way to make a down payment on a new house.
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  85. Anon[114] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    https://twitter.com/xisamariax/status/1008661342415347718?s=21

    What does this quote mean?

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  86. Lot says:
    @Steve Sailer
    It’s a pretty funny joke by GHW Bush, although it’s not clear if Jeb knows it’s funny.

    Much less poor Marco.

    The two establishment GOP picks don’t know who Chiang Kai-shek was. He was what, the second most important and well known Chinese figure of the 20th century?

    Given his age, perhaps Jeb is thinking of the spirit power behind I Ching that was a fad among hippies when he was young.

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    To be fair, "unleash Chiang" is pretty obscure to anyone born after the Greatest Generation. Of course Jeb! could've just asked his father to explain the joke...
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  87. @JackOH
    The last 24 hours I've been getting a full-screen message saying "Checking your browser before accessing unz.com", then I get directed here after 5 or 10 seconds. Don't know what that means, but I'm not feeling too good.

    Yeah, me too. Ditto for Mr. Jones above. Hmmm…. .

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  88. And the most influential Chinese figure being Anna Chennault?

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  89. Ron Unz says:
    @JackOH
    The last 24 hours I've been getting a full-screen message saying "Checking your browser before accessing unz.com", then I get directed here after 5 or 10 seconds. Don't know what that means, but I'm not feeling too good.

    The last 24 hours I’ve been getting a full-screen message saying “Checking your browser before accessing unz.com”, then I get directed here after 5 or 10 seconds. Don’t know what that means, but I’m not feeling too good.

    Actually, this is just the industry-standard CloudFlare DDoS protection that we temporarily activated following an especially serious bot-wave yesterday that temporarily overloaded the website. This is actually the first time we’ve ever needed to use that, and it seemed to work reasonably well, although a couple of people complained that they’d lost comments.

    We’ve now turned it back off, and I’m hoping we won’t need to use it too often. But it’s nice to have it available as a backup.

    Regarding the main subject of this comment-thread, I’m really surprised that those the censors hired by those “good-think” filter companies are apparently so discerning that they consider http://www.unz.com to be perfectly respectable but block http://www.unz.com/isteve/ as “bad-think.” Perhaps the next step is for them to start blocking particular authors or specific articles.

    Presumably, all that massive workload is contracted out to the cheapest Indians they can hire, whose understanding of American society (and maybe the English language) isn’t so great…

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    • Replies: @Mishra
    Given that Steve is far from the most "edgy" columnist or blogger on this site, I daresay it's a testimony to his popularity more than anything else.

    The Powers That Be don't have to worry themselves about "hate speech" that nobody reads. But Steve's a threat, because 1) he's popular and 2) he makes a lot of sense.

    That's a combination they cannot afford to tolerate. It might be contagious.

    , @JackOH
    Ron, thanks. That exploding iPhone thing, uh, er, you don't want to be giving our masters, y'know. . . ideas.
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  90. snorlax says:
    @Lot
    The two establishment GOP picks don't know who Chiang Kai-shek was. He was what, the second most important and well known Chinese figure of the 20th century?

    Given his age, perhaps Jeb is thinking of the spirit power behind I Ching that was a fad among hippies when he was young.

    To be fair, “unleash Chiang” is pretty obscure to anyone born after the Greatest Generation. Of course Jeb! could’ve just asked his father to explain the joke…

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    Speaking of asking, I've never thought to ask until now: Is "Jeb!" pronounced "Jebsclamation point?"
    , @Lot
    Sure, but Jeb picked it up from his Cold Warrior father, used the term a lot, made up his own explanation, and presumed to be presidential material himself.

    There were also a lot of elite tut tuts about Trump not knowing what the nuclear triad is, which is another Cold War era bit of trivia.
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  91. snorlax says:
    @snorlax
    To be fair, "unleash Chiang" is pretty obscure to anyone born after the Greatest Generation. Of course Jeb! could've just asked his father to explain the joke...

    Speaking of asking, I’ve never thought to ask until now: Is “Jeb!” pronounced “Jebsclamation point?”

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  92. Kylie says:

    Holy Guaca Bowle!

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  93. fish says:
    @Hyperborean
    How much of American cuisine is actually genuine?

    How much of American cuisine is actually genuine?

    Only the Hostess confection from whence “Twinkies” commenting handle is taken!

    ….and Barbecue…..can’t forget that!

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  94. bomag says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    The Michael Chang tennis angle makes this pretty funny.

    Like Ted Kennedy, ¡Jeb! and his brothers are proof of regression toward the mean and are not funny. It's not "white privilege," but "old money privilege" the puts guys like them in charge.

    The Zuckerbergs and Bezoses of our world are preparing the way for future generations of then-old-money mediocrities to run our descendants' world -- for their Chinese overlords.

    …are not funny

    Heh! I’ve gotten some mileage out of “please clap.”

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  95. Updated comedy power rankings

    1. Boomer Right Wing Online Dissidents ™ on iSteve not knowing what DDOS is
    2. Boomers on iSteve talking about drugs

    Lmao

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    The zeroth would probably be the autists who need every joke explained to them in the Norm Macdonald thread.
    , @Marty
    Actually, boomers may know more about drugs than you guys, but you know more about getting ripped off trying to buy them.
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  96. peterike says:

    For what it’s worth, in the third world airport in NYC — that would be LaGuardia — you can access just fine. Nobody tell DeBlasio.

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  97. Pericles says:
    @The Z Blog
    I get ban reports regularly. Various government agencies have blocked me. I know of one place I'm not allowed to mention that had a group there who read me every day. Then their IT blocked my site. I know this because one of the people there told me about it.

    The next move in this process is to have the firewall services start listing sites like Unz as spam or offensive content. Most companies now buy a firewall with a subscription for filtering porn, gambling sites and so forth. Those filtering services are gatekeepers that will be overrun by loons in the coming years. In five years, the number of people able to reach Unz and similar sites will be reduced to a trickle.

    But hey, at least we have our Constitution .

    Those filtering services are gatekeepers that will be overrun by loons in the coming years. In five years, the number of people able to reach Unz and similar sites will be reduced to a trickle.

    Probably overrun by loons already. However, the big trouble begins when everybody start blocking VPNs.

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  98. JimB says:
    @Lot
    The high end Chinese places here (not chains and 90% immigrant customers) are not very good. It is the same very salty/carby food as low end immigrant-serving places, but in an upscale environment with better table service.

    Chinese don’t have refined palates and a gourmet food tradition. Probably because nothing goes to waste. Most anything with calories is rendered into digestible goo through stir frying. Chewy bits are most likely part of a pig’s digestive tract. During famines, neighbors exchanged children to butcher and eat. In Chinese cuisine a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.

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    Such blanket assertions are incorrect.
    The same thing can be said about American food if all one knows about is burgers, fries and deep dish pizza.
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  99. @Dave Pinsen
    Despite your blog being banned there, noticing occurred that night nevertheless. The waitress (who’d served us before -she’s an alumna of Jon Bon Jovi’s charity restaurant) mentioned that a party of 8 had stiffed her on the tip. “Were they...”, I started to ask, and before I finished she answered with the color describing their social construct.

    If she’s planning on getting out of the business, suggest that she take pics of every table she serves and post a years tippers by percentage, with photos for the most special groups. Also remind people that waiters do not even receive minimum wage.

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  100. snorlax says:
    @27 year old
    Updated comedy power rankings

    1. Boomer Right Wing Online Dissidents (tm) on iSteve not knowing what DDOS is
    2. Boomers on iSteve talking about drugs

    Lmao

    The zeroth would probably be the autists who need every joke explained to them in the Norm Macdonald thread.

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  101. @Charles Pewitt
    OFF TOPIC

    Treasonous Rats In The GOP Ruling Class Are Pushing For More Legal Immigration

    Treasonous Rats In The GOP Ruling Class Are Pushing AMNESTY For Illegal Alien Invaders

    https://twitter.com/NeilMunroDC/status/1008605536114413568

    Their faces are just radiant with the glow of virtue-signaling.

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  102. Banned at PF Chang is nothing. Just wait till the next Dem gets into the White House. Job 1 will be to make sure nothing like Trump ever happens again. What’s now just corporate policy at Google, Facebook and Twitter will become law.

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    • Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax
    As a right-wing crank I often game out scenarios of what our coming dystopia will look like, and it often boils down to: How loyal will Google's private army be when faced with us barbarians at the gates of Mountain View?

    P.S. Unleash Chaing reminds me of Bush Sr., who popularized the phrase, which reminds me every awful thing that flows from him, most recently Laura Bush's Op Ed. Barf.

    , @International Jew
    If I may add one prediction: unlike Trump, the next Democrat President will waste no time firing every last one of his predecessor's appointments up and down the federal bureaucracy.
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  103. @Buzz Mohawk

    I'm Banned at P.F. Chang's
     
    One wonders what would happen if you walked in and asked to use the restroom.

    One odd thing about the restrooms in P.F. Chang’s are the Coca-Cola refill machines. What’s up with that?

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    One odd thing about the restrooms in P.F. Chang’s are the Coca-Cola refill machines. What’s up with that?

     

    The liquid equivalent of "night soil"?
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  104. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Joe Joe
    That is terrible but I thought restaurants automatically added a tip for parties of that size???

    It should be mandatory for black groups unfortunately.

    Personal experience as waiter at Red Lobster.

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  105. Mishra says:
    @fish
    Perhaps the cartoonist left the "E" off "Chang"?


    Really where do you guys find these things?

    Which reminds me: it ought to become a meme that “You got PF Chang’d” when your site is blocked –but is that how it should be spelled? “Changed” doesn’t work..

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  106. @jimmyriddle
    I thought the Volokh Conspiracy ban was even more egregious.
    It's just commentary on American legal matters.

    The only explanation I can think of is that there are banning pages with "conspiracy" in the title. This is very much like the early days of web filters 20 years ago, when, for example, websites about the NE England town of Scunthorpe found themselves being blocked.

    Horp? Disgusting!

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  107. Mishra says:
    @Ron Unz

    The last 24 hours I’ve been getting a full-screen message saying “Checking your browser before accessing unz.com”, then I get directed here after 5 or 10 seconds. Don’t know what that means, but I’m not feeling too good.
     
    Actually, this is just the industry-standard CloudFlare DDoS protection that we temporarily activated following an especially serious bot-wave yesterday that temporarily overloaded the website. This is actually the first time we've ever needed to use that, and it seemed to work reasonably well, although a couple of people complained that they'd lost comments.

    We've now turned it back off, and I'm hoping we won't need to use it too often. But it's nice to have it available as a backup.

    Regarding the main subject of this comment-thread, I'm really surprised that those the censors hired by those "good-think" filter companies are apparently so discerning that they consider www.unz.com to be perfectly respectable but block www.unz.com/isteve/ as "bad-think." Perhaps the next step is for them to start blocking particular authors or specific articles.

    Presumably, all that massive workload is contracted out to the cheapest Indians they can hire, whose understanding of American society (and maybe the English language) isn't so great...

    Given that Steve is far from the most “edgy” columnist or blogger on this site, I daresay it’s a testimony to his popularity more than anything else.

    The Powers That Be don’t have to worry themselves about “hate speech” that nobody reads. But Steve’s a threat, because 1) he’s popular and 2) he makes a lot of sense.

    That’s a combination they cannot afford to tolerate. It might be contagious.

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    That’s a combination they cannot afford to tolerate. It might be contagious.
     
    Indeed. I have also seen that behavior in comment moderation on some sites. Over the top hateful comments are occasionally let through while reasoned and persuasive takedowns never see the light of day.
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  108. istevefan says:

    “Chang is a mystical warrior. Chang is somebody who believes in conservative principles, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism, believes in moral values that underpin a free society.

    Enough already with this talk. For the party that supposedly believes in conservative principles and moral values that underpin a free society, they have done a piss poor job of showing it. What exactly have you conserved, Jeb!? All they have done is attacked the real conservatives like Buchanan who, unlike GOPe, have actually been fighting the Culture War for decades.

    “I rely on Chang with great regularity in my public life. He has been by my side and sometimes I let him down. But Chang, this mystical warrior, has never let me down.”

    Maybe Chang was by Trump’s side.

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  109. @International Jew
    Banned at PF Chang is nothing. Just wait till the next Dem gets into the White House. Job 1 will be to make sure nothing like Trump ever happens again. What's now just corporate policy at Google, Facebook and Twitter will become law.

    As a right-wing crank I often game out scenarios of what our coming dystopia will look like, and it often boils down to: How loyal will Google’s private army be when faced with us barbarians at the gates of Mountain View?

    P.S. Unleash Chaing reminds me of Bush Sr., who popularized the phrase, which reminds me every awful thing that flows from him, most recently Laura Bush’s Op Ed. Barf.

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  110. Nathan says:
    @Lot
    The high end Chinese places here (not chains and 90% immigrant customers) are not very good. It is the same very salty/carby food as low end immigrant-serving places, but in an upscale environment with better table service.

    ,

    Yeah, that seems about right. I had in mind places like the old On Lock Sam in Stockton, CA, which was big on atmosphere but probably not actually any good.

    Another factor on restaurant quality is the Food Network. Most restaurants today are probably better than 20 years ago because people are more aware of what they’re eating, but Chinese places seem to be immune.

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    You pay only 5 dolla, but expect high-crass food!
    You no come here any more.
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  111. @Mishra
    DDoS attacks on unz.com again tonight. Cloudflare warnings.

    This is what happens when you allow freedom of speech.

    yep, was getting that message for 10-15 seconds the last couple days I have tried to access the site, then sought instant gratification elsewhere… figured it must be putin-botz… what other explanation can there possibly be…
    .
    in regards to the banning, pretty sure it is nothing ‘personal’, per se; they are -as most such commercial establishments doing such stupid tricks are- probably subscribing to some sort of whitelist/blacklist service (or two), who compiles their list based on the broadest of criteria…
    .
    probably a lot of herd mentality, too, as far as if one service bans a site, another will probably follow, ‘just to be on the safe side’… pretty sure they are more worried about including some ‘sketchy’ site, more than worry about ‘wrongly’ excluding a few oddball, fringe sites of little consequence…
    .
    if it is ‘time’ mag/rag who gets swept up because of an article on breast cancer or something, then they will get whitelisted before the electrons get cold from the blistering email from time lawyers… if it is Podunk unz, etc, then they will languish in inertnet limbo with little/no recourse…

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  112. Nathan says:

    I really hope that sad-sack Jeb! runs for President again. This level of cluelessness is just so entertaining. We can troll him with Chaing Kai-Shek references… and merchandise.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Teesquare1st-Mens-Chiang-Kai-shek-T-Shirt/dp/B013BWA5VM

    I always thought the right needed it’s own Che shirt.

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    I like this one:

    https://goo.gl/images/1Fxh5U

    Or this one:

    https://goo.gl/images/Q2m8ga

    Or this:

    https://goo.gl/images/vDCtWX
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  113. OT: BWH (one of the “Big 3″ Harvard system hospitals along with Mass General and Beth Israel Deaconess) takes down portraits of 31 former department chairs for the crime of being male and (mostly) white.

    https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/brigham-and-women-s-takes-down-31-portraits-of-white-male-leaders-in-diversity-effort.html

    Boston-based Brigham and Women’s Hospital officials plan to remove 31 gold-framed portraits of some of the hospital’s department chairs — most of whom were white — June 14 as part of the institution’s initiative to ramp up its diversity efforts, The Boston Globe reports.

    The portraits have hung in the hospital’s Bornstein Amphitheater for decades, the report states. Of the 31 portraits, 30 are of white leaders, while one is of a Chinese department chair. Officials said they plan to move the paintings to conference rooms and lobbies across the hospital.

    George Q. Daley, MD, PhD, the Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine and dean of Harvard Medical School, told the publication through a spokesperson the medical school has also appointed a committee to recommend changes to artwork on campus.

    “It is vitally important to know that the lack of diversity seen in art at HMS reflects the school’s past, not its present,” a spokesperson for the dean said in an emailed statement to The Boston Globe. “Change is coming.”

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  114. snorlax says:

    OT: Trump says Space Force will be “separate but equal” to the Air Force.

    Second-best troll this week after Austrian PM Sebastian Kurz saying that Austria, Italy and Germany should create an “axis of the willing” to control immigration.

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    We effectively have an illegally weaponized space force, it's a section of the Air Force and started a long time ago, probably under Clinton. Counterpunch had a write-up during that period. Their express goal is to own the sky the way our navy once owned the sea. If this is serious it's more of a frustration to a heavily messed up and disloyal branch than a new branch in its own right. In that case he will hopefully follow up by going after the federal judges and security agencies.
    Failed election thrower and disgrace to the FBI Peter Strzok has said through his lawyer that he will testify without immunity or pleading the Fifth. Apparently it's all wrapping up now that they've got a willing fall guy.
    , @Joe Stalin
    "Equal" hell. We need the US Space Force to build Project Orion battle ship now!

    http://fantastic-plastic.com/ProjectOrionBattleshipPage.htm
    , @Daniel Chieh
    I'm really disappointed that it won't be the UN Space Navy; what will happen to all of the cool nautical titles for Star Trek?
    , @Joe Stalin
    So, the time of the Project Orion Space Battleship has finally arrived!

    "Orion Nuclear-Powered Orbital Battleship

    In 1955, NACA (later to be known as NASA) was working on a nuclear-powered spaceship for trips to near-Earth orbit up to interstellar travel to neighboring star systems like Alpha Centauri. Nonetheless, the United States Air Force gotten involved in the Project Orion program which they’ve wanted it spacecraft to deliver satellites and crew members to orbiting space stations. However, one of the most radical, but little known USAF Project Orion proposals was the nuclear-powered orbital battleship that was proposed in the late-1950’s. While this system seems like something out of a science fiction novel or a movie, the massive nuclear-powered armed spaceship would orbit high above the Earth and if needed be, unleashes it nuclear payload on multiple targets.

    https://www.defenceaviation.com/2013/04/usaf-nuclear-powered-doomsday-machines.html

    http://fantastic-plastic.com/ProjectOrionBattleshipCatalogPage.htm
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  115. @jim jones
    I started getting this today:

    http://i.magaimg.net/img/3k8h.jpg

    I’ve seen that message on other sites, but never on here.

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  116. Karl says:
    @Hyperborean
    How much of American cuisine is actually genuine?

    68 Hyperborean > How much of American cuisine is actually genuine?

    wrong question. The correct question is: how much of America’s food service offerings, are actually high-end “TV dinners”? (in the sense that the people who make it from scratch, are actually in a factory a few hours away, at the other end of a freezer-reefer truck route)

    Answer: a lot of it.

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  117. 3g4me says:
    @Lot
    Ron hired a large tech company called cloudflare to stop denial of service attacks. This is that company making sure your attempt to connect to unz.com is not an attack.

    It should only happen once per day if you allow cookies and are not doing private browser mode.

    It will come and go depending on whether cloudflare believes the site may be under attack.

    The whole site was down for a little while yesterday, so someone probably attacked it then and these measures are needed to prevent it from being attacked further.

    @75 Lot: “Ron hired a large tech company called cloudflare to stop denial of service attacks. This is that company making sure your attempt to connect to unz.com is not an attack.”

    Thank you for this simple, clear explanation. I’ve never gotten that particular screen trying to access Steve’s site (although could not connect at all last evening) but have been getting it for months at the
    New Observer site. Now I understand its purpose.

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  118. J.Ross says: • Website
    @snorlax
    OT: Trump says Space Force will be “separate but equal” to the Air Force.

    Second-best troll this week after Austrian PM Sebastian Kurz saying that Austria, Italy and Germany should create an “axis of the willing” to control immigration.

    We effectively have an illegally weaponized space force, it’s a section of the Air Force and started a long time ago, probably under Clinton. Counterpunch had a write-up during that period. Their express goal is to own the sky the way our navy once owned the sea. If this is serious it’s more of a frustration to a heavily messed up and disloyal branch than a new branch in its own right. In that case he will hopefully follow up by going after the federal judges and security agencies.
    Failed election thrower and disgrace to the FBI Peter Strzok has said through his lawyer that he will testify without immunity or pleading the Fifth. Apparently it’s all wrapping up now that they’ve got a willing fall guy.

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  119. You gonna make a post about the wall to wall immigration news and Trump standing firm or are you only interested in posting current events when the eeyores who fill your tin cup get a chance to bray?

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  120. JimB says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    This is why you should boycott, or at least raise hell at, places or services that don't take cash. Cash is King, for more than one reason ... more like 666 reasons. See "Chipotle - no credit, no debit, and hold the E. Coli", along with Part 2 and Part 3.

    Oh, wait, have I been too obtuse Libertarian for you all?

    Cash may be king, but don’t get pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy for a broken tail light while on your way to make a down payment on a new house.

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    Exactly, and see my Part 2 link above (2nd paragraph) on that exact point, Jim.
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  121. OT but an interesting look at upper-middle-class London life. The take-home is that you need oligarch money these days to avoid the diversity tax.

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/04/the-gang-in-our-park-have-united-us-in-impotence/

    “On the way to our local park last Thursday, we had just begun to cross the road, pointing up at the green ‘walk’ man, when a scooter tore straight through a red light and cut across in front of the pram.

    ‘What the hell?!’ I shouted and raised an angry hand.

    To my surprise, instead of speeding off, the driver jammed on his brakes and skidded round to face me. He was a boy of about 15 or 16, black, slight, and snarling with fury.

    He said: ‘You want to start? You really wanna start this?’ The baby and I were mid-road. The sun was bright on new tarmac, the pedestrian light flashing a countdown: 10, 9, 8…

    Only the gang kids behave in this jumpy way, hyper-sensitive to disrespect. This was one of them for sure. In winter, like mice, the gangs go to ground. In springtime, in Islington, they come out to play, bringing with them a seasonal wave of knife crime and the ceaseless peacock-shriek of sirens.

    Of course I didn’t want to ‘start’. Gang kids carry blades, sometimes big ones. Last year samurai swords were quite the thing, the year before, machetes. Keep quiet and carry on.

    The police would come if there was a stabbing, but who could we call on to just keep order — to reclaim our park? Who could pull rank with the hoodies?

    The parkie was frightened of knives; the football dads were frightened of knives. ‘It’s just not worth it,’ everyone said sadly. It seemed surreal that in this affluent part of one of the world’s most civilised cities, there was nothing we could do to put the kids in their place. After a lifelong hatred of surveillance, I began to fantasise about CCTV. “

    The author is early-40s, with a single precious baby son, posh family. Hubby is Dominic Cummings, based Brexiteer and Cameron nemesis. And she’s afraid to take her baby to the park. Of course London is no longer a civilised city. Top operas and museums do not a civilisation make, people do. Give me a safe park and the local dramatic society.

    That was April 15. Come May 5th …

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/05/after-decades-in-london-i-still-long-for-home-is-that-too-brexity/

    “As I get older, and particularly after having a child, I feel myself unexpectedly drawn back to the countryside I grew up in. I nose about, late at night, on the websites of estate agents specialising in the north-east, hopping down the coast from barn conversion to barn conversion, pausing sometimes to inspect the odd terraced house looking out to the grey North Sea.

    I had thought that working in the city for 20 years would make any sense of being from a particular place fade. I had thought talk of belonging a bit naff. But the feeling only grows. ”

    Her family can probably afford a whole street of terraced Northumbrian houses. I wonder if she ever thinks about the poor Brits who haven’t got her escape options.

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    Iktf, a black threatened to stab me last week.
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  122. @snorlax
    OT: Trump says Space Force will be “separate but equal” to the Air Force.

    Second-best troll this week after Austrian PM Sebastian Kurz saying that Austria, Italy and Germany should create an “axis of the willing” to control immigration.

    “Equal” hell. We need the US Space Force to build Project Orion battle ship now!

    http://fantastic-plastic.com/ProjectOrionBattleshipPage.htm

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  123. JackOH says:
    @Ron Unz

    The last 24 hours I’ve been getting a full-screen message saying “Checking your browser before accessing unz.com”, then I get directed here after 5 or 10 seconds. Don’t know what that means, but I’m not feeling too good.
     
    Actually, this is just the industry-standard CloudFlare DDoS protection that we temporarily activated following an especially serious bot-wave yesterday that temporarily overloaded the website. This is actually the first time we've ever needed to use that, and it seemed to work reasonably well, although a couple of people complained that they'd lost comments.

    We've now turned it back off, and I'm hoping we won't need to use it too often. But it's nice to have it available as a backup.

    Regarding the main subject of this comment-thread, I'm really surprised that those the censors hired by those "good-think" filter companies are apparently so discerning that they consider www.unz.com to be perfectly respectable but block www.unz.com/isteve/ as "bad-think." Perhaps the next step is for them to start blocking particular authors or specific articles.

    Presumably, all that massive workload is contracted out to the cheapest Indians they can hire, whose understanding of American society (and maybe the English language) isn't so great...

    Ron, thanks. That exploding iPhone thing, uh, er, you don’t want to be giving our masters, y’know. . . ideas.

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  124. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Despite your blog being banned there, noticing occurred that night nevertheless. The waitress (who’d served us before -she’s an alumna of Jon Bon Jovi’s charity restaurant) mentioned that a party of 8 had stiffed her on the tip. “Were they...”, I started to ask, and before I finished she answered with the color describing their social construct.

    Those people never tip. And they are demanding and nasty as well. But they endlessly complain that there are only takeout and order & pick up your own food places in certain neighborhoods.

    Maybe when servers are replaced by those flying tray robots those people can have nice restaurants.

    Maybe

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  125. Anonym says:
    @Patrick in SC
    I'm getting a strange "Checking your browser" message I can access Unz.com (takes about 5 seconds, but it's creepy).

    My guess is this has to do with the fact that for the past couple of weeks Mr. Unz has featured access to David Irving's books, particularly Hitler's War. I suspect TPTB got wind of it and did what they always do. This is really, really creepy.

    My guess is this has to do with the fact that for the past couple of weeks Mr. Unz has featured access to David Irving’s books, particularly Hitler’s War. I suspect TPTB got wind of it and did what they always do. This is really, really creepy.

    My paean to Ron:

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  126. Berty says:

    This current obsession of illegal children being separated is one of the most efficient examples of groupthink and narrative pushing I’ve seen in a long while. (((They))) certainly are getting worried that the election might not be the romp that they wanted.

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  127. Janus says:

    When I first read the title I was imagining that Steve was eating at Chang’s and a ruckus ensued when he was spotted by a zealous ThoughtCop.

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  128. Deckin says:
    @Steve Sailer
    In case you are wondering where the hell Jeb got his "Unleash Chang" line ...

    "Unleash Chang" was George H.W. Bush's joke he used while playing on the White House tennis court when he tried to summon up an unreturnable serve. Bush conflated the 1950s GOP slogan "unleash Chiang" with the name of the 1989 French Open winner, 5'7" Michael Chang, a persistent baseliner without much of a power game. It's a pretty funny joke, although it's not clear if Jeb know's it's funny.

    Michael Chang’s parents were known to be among the worst tennis parents on the tour (and that’s saying a lot); G.H.W. Bush had another fairly funny malapropism on the tennis court. When he won, he would shout ‘Vic!’, short for victory. But somehow this morphed into ‘Vic Damone’ (the crooner). Whether this became ‘Damone’ I’m not sure, but Bush 1st was a interesting guy on the courts.

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  129. @International Jew
    Banned at PF Chang is nothing. Just wait till the next Dem gets into the White House. Job 1 will be to make sure nothing like Trump ever happens again. What's now just corporate policy at Google, Facebook and Twitter will become law.

    If I may add one prediction: unlike Trump, the next Democrat President will waste no time firing every last one of his predecessor’s appointments up and down the federal bureaucracy.

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    Here is one mistake that no Trump supporter can defend. We would have a wall and the babbling about Russians would already be forgotten if we had done this.
    , @The preferred nomenclature is...
    I think you mean jailing and for some there will be assassination. Once Trump is gone the Great Leap Forward will seem like a friendly game of checkers compared to what is in store for the FUSA if they manage any kind of disarmament of the populace. Oh wait, they already have in the Blue states. Uh oh.
    , @Prof. Woland
    Had Bernie Sanders been elected President instead of Trump, my guess is that he would have had a similar problem staffing his government. There would not have been enough Bern Bros to fill every position so he would have had to turn to Democratic generics the way Trump used GOP generics, half of which were saboteurs.

    The more diverse we become, the more this will become a problem for both sides. In countries with proportional representation, they have a much stronger party system and the winning coalitions agree with each other up front which cabinet posts go to whom. But with a winner take all system, it is a lot more difficult to put the will of the voter into action.
    , @Eagle Eye

    If I may add one prediction: unlike Trump, the next Democrat President will waste no time firing every last one of his predecessor’s appointments up and down the federal bureaucracy.
     
    Correct. Totalitarians don't believe in shilly-shallying.
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  130. Marty says:
    @27 year old
    Updated comedy power rankings

    1. Boomer Right Wing Online Dissidents (tm) on iSteve not knowing what DDOS is
    2. Boomers on iSteve talking about drugs

    Lmao

    Actually, boomers may know more about drugs than you guys, but you know more about getting ripped off trying to buy them.

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    The ex-hippies and the squares are both funny.
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  131. eah says:
    @Ron Unz
    Ha, ha, ha...

    Presumably, the next stage will be when iPhone XVI starts giving you an automatic electric shock when you attempt to visit a "bad-thought website", and after the third time you do that, explodes, blowing off your hand...

    Brimelow/vdare.com has been battling this kind of crass censorship for a long time.

    Ha, ha, ha…

    What’s funny about it? — did you find it funny when that guy bashed people in the head with a heavy metal bicycle lock? — when people trying to attend Trump events in 2016 were attacked and beaten? — when violent leftists disrupt simple speaking events? — it’s all related.

    Coloring the News by William McGowan was published in 2001 — at that point, the media practice of pumping diversity on the one hand, while at the same time overtly lying about its consequences by omitting racial/ethnic info from crime stories, including descriptions of wanted violent criminals, was well established — even then it had been going for years and years — this kind of thing is the next chapter.

    So I could understand finding it droll if it was some kind of oddity — but it’s not — it’s part of a long-standing pattern.

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  132. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:

    Off topic:

    In response to that dearth of applicants, employers are lowering their standards for the warehouse workers they hire. For example, many warehouse managers have eased back on their requirement for previous warehouse experience. Nearly half (49.5 percent) of respondents said they are more likely to hire a worker with no prior experience today than they were five years ago, while just 17.2 percent said they are less likely to do so. (See Exhibit 2.) As for the level of experience of workers currently on the DC floor, 61.2 percent of respondents said less than half their new hires had warehouse experience. (See Exhibit 3.)
    Another measure of how hiring standards in the DC are changing is the rising proportion of warehouses that are willing to hire workers with a criminal record. While only 37.7 percent of respondents said they hire workers with a record, it’s clear that attitudes are starting to change. Fully half of respondents said they were more likely to hire an employee with a record today than they were five years ago, while just 3.8 percent said they were less likely to do so.

    http://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/2018618-four-management-strategies-for-retaining-labor/

    It still isn’t much of a sign of a truly tight labor market until the vast majority are willing to hire ex-cons. Restrictions on immigration would go a long way to making prison reform a success.

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  133. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:

    In other Chinese news:

    JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce gargantuan, has built a big new Shanghai fulfillment center that can organize, pack and ship 200,000 orders a day. It employs four people — all of whom service the robots.

    https://www.axios.com/china-jd-warehouse-jobs-4-employees-shanghai-d19f5cf1-f35b-4024-8783-2ba79a573405.html

    In the next 10 years I expect to see a megamerger between Google, Walmart and JD.com. The Waltons are aiming to sell their stake as the current generation passes on. I expect Brin and Page are aiming to enter politics at some point.

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  134. J.Ross says: • Website
    @International Jew
    If I may add one prediction: unlike Trump, the next Democrat President will waste no time firing every last one of his predecessor's appointments up and down the federal bureaucracy.

    Here is one mistake that no Trump supporter can defend. We would have a wall and the babbling about Russians would already be forgotten if we had done this.

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  135. @Ron Unz
    Ha, ha, ha...

    Presumably, the next stage will be when iPhone XVI starts giving you an automatic electric shock when you attempt to visit a "bad-thought website", and after the third time you do that, explodes, blowing off your hand...

    I know that was supposed to be a joke. But I think this is the very near future. I’m currently reading the Gulag Archipelago and it seems to me that the Left here in the U.S. is all set to make Stalin and his henchmen look like pikers in comparison. I can only imagine the depths of depravity the likes of Kathy Griffin could dream up for the Sailers of the world.

    THE only thing between us and the Gulag is the 2A. Never, ever forget that.

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  136. @snorlax
    OT: Trump says Space Force will be “separate but equal” to the Air Force.

    Second-best troll this week after Austrian PM Sebastian Kurz saying that Austria, Italy and Germany should create an “axis of the willing” to control immigration.

    I’m really disappointed that it won’t be the UN Space Navy; what will happen to all of the cool nautical titles for Star Trek?

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  137. Tiny Duck says:

    I hope other establishments follow suit

    Hate cannot be tolerated

    Right wing white prophet are evil

    Look st the dealings with children at the border

    Just evil

    People of Color will remember this

    You live on stolen land

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  138. @International Jew
    If I may add one prediction: unlike Trump, the next Democrat President will waste no time firing every last one of his predecessor's appointments up and down the federal bureaucracy.

    I think you mean jailing and for some there will be assassination. Once Trump is gone the Great Leap Forward will seem like a friendly game of checkers compared to what is in store for the FUSA if they manage any kind of disarmament of the populace. Oh wait, they already have in the Blue states. Uh oh.

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    And today I discover, to my utter amazement, that Peter "We will stop Trump" Stzrok is still on the FBI's payroll!
    https://www.nationalreview.com/news/report-agent-peter-strzok-escorted-from-fbi-building/
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  139. This article interested me – I am sending this message from a McDonald’s in Canada. Apparently you aren’t blocked here yet.

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  140. I just took a long road trip with my family and stopped at a Starbucks so we could all take a piss and stretch our legs. The line for the cammode was longer than the line for coffee.

    The interesting thing is that this Starbucks was in an benighted town along highway 101 in the Salinas valley. Of the 10 or so people in line, all of them the best I could tell, were other travelers who knew that they could freely relieve themselves and then get back on the road. A couple of them also bought coffee.

    So now, rather than going to the standard California rest stops where the toilets look like they are surplus prison models and the water faucets work 50% of the time, we can all take a dump while getting a Crappuccino.

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  141. @BenKenobi
    As per usual, there is some pop-culture intersectionality going on here.

    On South Park, Randy birthed a contender for World's Biggest Poop Ever after eating "mostly P.F. Chang's -- good stuff." This drew the ire of Bono (of U2 fame), the previous record-holder. The twist of the episode came when it was revealed that Bono was the record, i.e.: the world's biggest turd.

    The more you know! ....---*

    P.F Chang’s is also the setting for one of SP’s better Towlie bits:

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  142. snorlax says:

    According to Max Boot in the linked column, ICE detention centers are Nazi concentration camps.

    Perhaps David Irving can shoot a documentary in one of them, as an accurate modern-day recreation of Nazi concentration camps.

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    Not to go all "Dems R Real Nazis" here, but they really are getting Streicheresque lately in the tenor of their hysteria
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson II
    Jennifer Rubin and Max Boot - isn't there a place pledged to take them no matter what? I am thinking win-win here. Now how do we persuade Jenn and Max to emigrate?
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    I was reading "this time Trump has surely gone too far" all the way through the primaries and then the election campaign.
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  143. You’re not banned at Denny’s or Barnes & Noble.

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  144. There’s a reason that people don’t understand intelligence. The textbooks have too many errors in them.

    A new paper looks at popular textbooks in Intro to Psychology, and has determined that “79.3% contained inaccurate statements, and almost all of them promoted non-mainstream theories over empirically supported theories of intelligence.”

    The paper is available here:

    http://psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/2018-07714-001.pdf

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  145. Will somebody please stand outside a P.F. Chang’s with a sign that says “Open hotspot available inside. Network name: PFChangsSucks Password:FeelsGood”

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  146. @snorlax
    OT: Trump says Space Force will be “separate but equal” to the Air Force.

    Second-best troll this week after Austrian PM Sebastian Kurz saying that Austria, Italy and Germany should create an “axis of the willing” to control immigration.

    So, the time of the Project Orion Space Battleship has finally arrived!

    “Orion Nuclear-Powered Orbital Battleship

    In 1955, NACA (later to be known as NASA) was working on a nuclear-powered spaceship for trips to near-Earth orbit up to interstellar travel to neighboring star systems like Alpha Centauri. Nonetheless, the United States Air Force gotten involved in the Project Orion program which they’ve wanted it spacecraft to deliver satellites and crew members to orbiting space stations. However, one of the most radical, but little known USAF Project Orion proposals was the nuclear-powered orbital battleship that was proposed in the late-1950’s. While this system seems like something out of a science fiction novel or a movie, the massive nuclear-powered armed spaceship would orbit high above the Earth and if needed be, unleashes it nuclear payload on multiple targets.

    https://www.defenceaviation.com/2013/04/usaf-nuclear-powered-doomsday-machines.html

    http://fantastic-plastic.com/ProjectOrionBattleshipCatalogPage.htm

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  147. donut says:
    @jim jones
    I started getting this today:

    http://i.magaimg.net/img/3k8h.jpg

    I have been getting that screen for various sites for months , only rarely though .

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  148. @International Jew
    If I may add one prediction: unlike Trump, the next Democrat President will waste no time firing every last one of his predecessor's appointments up and down the federal bureaucracy.

    Had Bernie Sanders been elected President instead of Trump, my guess is that he would have had a similar problem staffing his government. There would not have been enough Bern Bros to fill every position so he would have had to turn to Democratic generics the way Trump used GOP generics, half of which were saboteurs.

    The more diverse we become, the more this will become a problem for both sides. In countries with proportional representation, they have a much stronger party system and the winning coalitions agree with each other up front which cabinet posts go to whom. But with a winner take all system, it is a lot more difficult to put the will of the voter into action.

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  149. Clyde says:

    OT
    Portland Gives $96,000 Blacks-Only Grant To Hip Hop Marijuana Shop
    A $96,000 city grant distributed via Portland Oregon Opportunities Industrial Center will create the Green Hop Academy Program, an apprenticeship open for African American young people, ages 21 through 24, who are interested in working in the marijuana business.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/06/portland-gives-96000-blacks-only-grant-to-hip-hop-marijuana-shop/

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    Working in the [legal] marijuana business may be a safer career choice than being a Hip-Hop "artist."

    Rapper XXXTentacion, whose video featured "hanging a white boy," experienced the consequences of a fatal gunshot attack. He didn't live to be the minimum age for the marijuana apprenticeship or get to buy the motorcycle that he was shopping for when he died.

    http://www.tmz.com/2018/06/18/xxxtentacion-shot-dead-miami/
    , @Reg Cæsar
    It might be in our interest to tranquilize young blacks with cannabis. Portland may be on to something.

    Portland, by the way, sent the first US-based team to the Stanley Cup final 102 years ago-- their Rosebuds. It's nice to know they're keeping the bud tradition alive.

    http://www.wweek.com/resizer/xG5smyansjyFE5pL9Hd9f4dLGzM=/1200x0/filters:quality(100)/s3.amazonaws.com/wapopartners.com/wweek-wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/26170736/1680555019_98bff3e852_b.jpg
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  150. Anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Despite your blog being banned there, noticing occurred that night nevertheless. The waitress (who’d served us before -she’s an alumna of Jon Bon Jovi’s charity restaurant) mentioned that a party of 8 had stiffed her on the tip. “Were they...”, I started to ask, and before I finished she answered with the color describing their social construct.

    Hey, at least they paid the bill.

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    Nothing to notice here...
    , @Prof. Woland
    Right afterwards, they all went to Starbucks and used their bathroom for free.
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  151. Eagle Eye says:
    @Ron Unz
    Ha, ha, ha...

    Presumably, the next stage will be when iPhone XVI starts giving you an automatic electric shock when you attempt to visit a "bad-thought website", and after the third time you do that, explodes, blowing off your hand...

    iPhone XVI

    So are they going to release a companion iPhone Marie-Antoinette?

    Is someone going to try to shorten the XVI by an inch?

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  152. Wilkey says:

    Next time don’t leave a tip and write on the receipt that you would have tipped if your favorite (non-porn) website hadn’t been blocked on the wifi. Your waiter or waitress can take it up with the manager.

    Several years ago a cell phone provider I had very briefly (T-Mobile, iirc) had an app on the phone that blocked certain “hate” sites (Kausfiles or Parapundit, iirc), though it did provide a workaround. Shortly thereafter I switched providers. I wrote them an email claiming it was because of the stupid website ban, but really it was because I broke my phone.

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    This is a terrible idea:
    >punishes an innocent and powerless party
    >feeds the idea that conservatives are heartless hypocrites who don't tip
    >depends on pre-Boomerreign literacy rates
    Also this policy is probably not even coming from the manager or franchisee, it's probably corporate. It's the latest example of the rash of board room risk aversion mating with the Social Justice cult to produce monsters.
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  153. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Wilkey
    Next time don't leave a tip and write on the receipt that you would have tipped if your favorite (non-porn) website hadn't been blocked on the wifi. Your waiter or waitress can take it up with the manager.

    Several years ago a cell phone provider I had very briefly (T-Mobile, iirc) had an app on the phone that blocked certain "hate" sites (Kausfiles or Parapundit, iirc), though it did provide a workaround. Shortly thereafter I switched providers. I wrote them an email claiming it was because of the stupid website ban, but really it was because I broke my phone.

    This is a terrible idea:
    >punishes an innocent and powerless party
    >feeds the idea that conservatives are heartless hypocrites who don’t tip
    >depends on pre-Boomerreign literacy rates
    Also this policy is probably not even coming from the manager or franchisee, it’s probably corporate. It’s the latest example of the rash of board room risk aversion mating with the Social Justice cult to produce monsters.

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  154. @Ron Unz
    Ha, ha, ha...

    Presumably, the next stage will be when iPhone XVI starts giving you an automatic electric shock when you attempt to visit a "bad-thought website", and after the third time you do that, explodes, blowing off your hand...
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  155. Lot says:
    @snorlax
    To be fair, "unleash Chiang" is pretty obscure to anyone born after the Greatest Generation. Of course Jeb! could've just asked his father to explain the joke...

    Sure, but Jeb picked it up from his Cold Warrior father, used the term a lot, made up his own explanation, and presumed to be presidential material himself.

    There were also a lot of elite tut tuts about Trump not knowing what the nuclear triad is, which is another Cold War era bit of trivia.

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    Trump was asked a gotcha question a lot of people would not be able to answer and Jeb stood up voluntarily to make a speech about an imaginary friend without any wink indicating that he got the original joke.
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  156. @Anthony Wayne
    The iPhone provides predictive search items in the search/URL bar based on a webpage’s content. For this page it recommends “bushidō.”

    Bush-ido: the ancient warrior code comprising bank deregulation, offshoring, the carried interest loophole, etc.

    Apple’s whole shite, garden-walled ecosystem is pozzed all to Hell; Christ, the hold music for their call-centers is gayer than Paul Lynde (who I adore, by the way; a man from an age when gay people knew we knew they were gay but neither they nor us said anything because we all minded our own damned business because “who cares…?” — his Halloween special and Hollywood Squares quips were the best!).

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  157. @snorlax
    https://twitter.com/JRubinBlogger/status/1008794383574028294

    According to Max Boot in the linked column, ICE detention centers are Nazi concentration camps.

    Perhaps David Irving can shoot a documentary in one of them, as an accurate modern-day recreation of Nazi concentration camps.

    Not to go all “Dems R Real Nazis” here, but they really are getting Streicheresque lately in the tenor of their hysteria

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  158. JimB says:
    @Hyperborean
    How much of American cuisine is actually genuine?

    How much of American cuisine is actually genuine?

    Soul food is genuinely American. It’s a little heavy on the butter but extremely tasty so I like patronizing soul food restaurants. And the chef/owner is usually somebody’s momma.

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  159. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Lot
    Sure, but Jeb picked it up from his Cold Warrior father, used the term a lot, made up his own explanation, and presumed to be presidential material himself.

    There were also a lot of elite tut tuts about Trump not knowing what the nuclear triad is, which is another Cold War era bit of trivia.

    Trump was asked a gotcha question a lot of people would not be able to answer and Jeb stood up voluntarily to make a speech about an imaginary friend without any wink indicating that he got the original joke.

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  160. @snorlax
    https://twitter.com/JRubinBlogger/status/1008794383574028294

    According to Max Boot in the linked column, ICE detention centers are Nazi concentration camps.

    Perhaps David Irving can shoot a documentary in one of them, as an accurate modern-day recreation of Nazi concentration camps.

    Jennifer Rubin and Max Boot – isn’t there a place pledged to take them no matter what? I am thinking win-win here. Now how do we persuade Jenn and Max to emigrate?

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  161. Olorin says:
    @jimmyriddle
    You can use a vpn, or just use the Puffin browser app to get past these restrictions.

    Also, it might be worth complaining. Although, who to isn't clear in this instance.

    I did that when my mobile phone operator, in the UK, labelled b3ta.com an "adult" site and blocked it. I told them it was actually a very juvenile site, and they have since unblocked it (I don't know if my email was the reason).

    Complaining unlikely useful. PF Chang is owned by

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

    The firm [2] was founded in 2005 by Jeffrey Aronson and Mark Gallogly. Aronson had previously been the head of distressed securities and had founded the leveraged loan business at Angelo, Gordon & Co., which he had joined in 1989 from L.F. Rothschild & Co. Gallogly was formerly a senior managing director and head of private equity investments at the Blackstone Group from 2003 until his departure. At Blackstone, Gallogly was heavily involved in the firm’s investments in New Skies Satellites and Sirius Satellite Radio among others and had joined the firm in 1989 from Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, where he worked in acquisition finance.

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

    Aronson began his career as a securities attorney with the law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. Later, he served as a Senior Corporate Counsel at L.F. Rothschild.[3]

    Aronson and his wife, Shari Aronson, run the Jeffrey H. and Shari L. Aronson Family Foundation, focusing on education and Jewish causes.[7] In 2015, the Foundation committed $10 million to create an international studies center at Johns Hopkins University called the Aronson Center for International Studies.[8]

    The Aronson Family Foundation has supported early education efforts through Teach for America, Breakthrough Collaborative, Harlem RBI, the Fund for Public Schools, Harlem Village Academies, and Bottom Line. The Foundation has also supported numerous education institutions including New York University, Lehigh University, the University of Pittsburgh, Bankstreet College of Education, and Williams College.[7]

    The Aronsons have funded Jewish organizations including the Jewish Museum, the Birthright Israel Foundation, UJA Federation, and the Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester. In addition to education and Jewish causes, the Aronsons focus their philanthropy in health and environmental areas.[7]

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

    Mark Gallogly (January 18, 1957) is a managing principal, and was a founder, of the New York City based private investment firm Centerbridge Partners. He served as a Senior Managing Director of the Blackstone Group from May 1989 to September 2005.[1]

    He was a member of President Barack Obama’s President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.[2] He also serves on the advisory council of the Hamilton Project, an economic policy group at the Brookings Institution, the Columbia Business School board of overseers and the board of directors of the Dana Corporation.

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

    The Blackstone Group L.P. is an American multinational private equity, alternative asset management and financial services firm based in New York City. As the largest alternative investment firm in the world,[2] Blackstone specializes in private equity, credit and hedge fund investment strategies.[3] As of December 31, 2017, Blackstone had $434 billion under management.[4]

    Blackstone’s private equity business has been one of the largest investors in leveraged buyouts in the last decade, while its real estate business has actively acquired commercial real estate. Since its inception, Blackstone has invested in such notable companies as Hilton Worldwide, Merlin Entertainments Group, Performance Food Group, Equity Office Properties, Republic Services, AlliedBarton, United Biscuits, Freescale Semiconductor, Vivint,[5] and Travelport.[6]

    Blackstone was founded in 1985 as a mergers and acquisitions boutique by Peter G. Peterson and Stephen A. Schwarzman, who had previously worked together at Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb Inc.. Blackstone has become one of the world’s largest private equity investment firms.[2] In 2007, Blackstone became a public company via a $4 billion initial public offering to become one of the first major private equity firms to list shares in its management company on the public stock market.[7] Blackstone is headquartered at 345 Park Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, with eight additional offices in the United States, as well as offices in Bhubaneswar, London, Paris, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Madrid, Mumbai, and Dubai.[8]

    …Blackstone acquired the mortgage for 7 World Trade Center in October 2000 from the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association.[74]

    And so ends this round of Meet Your Censors.

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  162. You’re also banned at Macy’s in New York City. (Or at least, you were months ago.) However, in this case the censorship net is much wider, since the category it was listed under (exactly as in the picture in OP) was “politics/news” (!!!???), which also included websites like Scott Alexander’s blog Slate Star Codex.

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  163. Anon[193] • Disclaimer says:

    Is Salon.com banned? They once ran a couple of articles supporting pedophilia.

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  164. eah says:
    @eah
    Brimelow/vdare.com has been battling this kind of crass censorship for a long time.

    Ha, ha, ha…

    What's funny about it? -- did you find it funny when that guy bashed people in the head with a heavy metal bicycle lock? -- when people trying to attend Trump events in 2016 were attacked and beaten? -- when violent leftists disrupt simple speaking events? -- it's all related.

    Coloring the News by William McGowan was published in 2001 -- at that point, the media practice of pumping diversity on the one hand, while at the same time overtly lying about its consequences by omitting racial/ethnic info from crime stories, including descriptions of wanted violent criminals, was well established -- even then it had been going for years and years -- this kind of thing is the next chapter.

    So I could understand finding it droll if it was some kind of oddity -- but it's not -- it's part of a long-standing pattern.

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  165. Eagle Eye says:
    @International Jew
    If I may add one prediction: unlike Trump, the next Democrat President will waste no time firing every last one of his predecessor's appointments up and down the federal bureaucracy.

    If I may add one prediction: unlike Trump, the next Democrat President will waste no time firing every last one of his predecessor’s appointments up and down the federal bureaucracy.

    Correct. Totalitarians don’t believe in shilly-shallying.

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  166. donut says:

    Sailer , you so funny , “banned at P. F. Chang’s ” . Take a moment :

    or :

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  168. @snorlax
    https://twitter.com/JRubinBlogger/status/1008794383574028294

    According to Max Boot in the linked column, ICE detention centers are Nazi concentration camps.

    Perhaps David Irving can shoot a documentary in one of them, as an accurate modern-day recreation of Nazi concentration camps.

    I was reading “this time Trump has surely gone too far” all the way through the primaries and then the election campaign.

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  169. CCZ says:
    @Clyde
    OT
    Portland Gives $96,000 Blacks-Only Grant To Hip Hop Marijuana Shop
    A $96,000 city grant distributed via Portland Oregon Opportunities Industrial Center will create the Green Hop Academy Program, an apprenticeship open for African American young people, ages 21 through 24, who are interested in working in the marijuana business.
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/06/portland-gives-96000-blacks-only-grant-to-hip-hop-marijuana-shop/

    Working in the [legal] marijuana business may be a safer career choice than being a Hip-Hop “artist.”

    Rapper XXXTentacion, whose video featured “hanging a white boy,” experienced the consequences of a fatal gunshot attack. He didn’t live to be the minimum age for the marijuana apprenticeship or get to buy the motorcycle that he was shopping for when he died.

    http://www.tmz.com/2018/06/18/xxxtentacion-shot-dead-miami/

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  170. @The Z Blog
    I get ban reports regularly. Various government agencies have blocked me. I know of one place I'm not allowed to mention that had a group there who read me every day. Then their IT blocked my site. I know this because one of the people there told me about it.

    The next move in this process is to have the firewall services start listing sites like Unz as spam or offensive content. Most companies now buy a firewall with a subscription for filtering porn, gambling sites and so forth. Those filtering services are gatekeepers that will be overrun by loons in the coming years. In five years, the number of people able to reach Unz and similar sites will be reduced to a trickle.

    But hey, at least we have our Constitution .

    Yet, you, by your own words, contend that an individual’s income belongs to the federal government and if an individual deducts his mortgage or childcare interest, the same constitutes a subsidy. The same ratiocination yields the conclusion that a tax cut constitutes a subsidy.

    That, sir, is typical dissident right progressive, socialist claptrap. It is economic ignorance. It is one reason why the alt-right / dissident right / white identitarian movement will fail. The dissident right has too many adherents that love them some progressivism.

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  171. @Mishra
    DDoS attacks on unz.com again tonight. Cloudflare warnings.

    This is what happens when you allow freedom of speech.

    Is that what those bouncing little dots meant? Thought it was a flashback.

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  172. Brutusale says:
    @jim jones
    I started getting this today:

    http://i.magaimg.net/img/3k8h.jpg

    Funny that I get the Cloudflare warning on my home Verizon account but not at Starbucks with its Google access.

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  173. @Ron Unz
    Ha, ha, ha...

    Presumably, the next stage will be when iPhone XVI starts giving you an automatic electric shock when you attempt to visit a "bad-thought website", and after the third time you do that, explodes, blowing off your hand...

    NSFW, of course

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  174. AndrewR says:
    @Anonymous
    Hey, at least they paid the bill.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWoHcSTqiy4

    Nothing to notice here…

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  175. @Anonymous
    Hey, at least they paid the bill.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWoHcSTqiy4

    Right afterwards, they all went to Starbucks and used their bathroom for free.

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  176. snorlax says:
    @Marty
    Actually, boomers may know more about drugs than you guys, but you know more about getting ripped off trying to buy them.

    The ex-hippies and the squares are both funny.

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  177. @JimB
    Cash may be king, but don't get pulled over by a sheriff's deputy for a broken tail light while on your way to make a down payment on a new house.

    Exactly, and see my Part 2 link above (2nd paragraph) on that exact point, Jim.

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  178. DFH says:
    @YetAnotherAnon
    OT but an interesting look at upper-middle-class London life. The take-home is that you need oligarch money these days to avoid the diversity tax.

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/04/the-gang-in-our-park-have-united-us-in-impotence/


    "On the way to our local park last Thursday, we had just begun to cross the road, pointing up at the green ‘walk’ man, when a scooter tore straight through a red light and cut across in front of the pram.

    ‘What the hell?!’ I shouted and raised an angry hand.

    To my surprise, instead of speeding off, the driver jammed on his brakes and skidded round to face me. He was a boy of about 15 or 16, black, slight, and snarling with fury.

    He said: ‘You want to start? You really wanna start this?’ The baby and I were mid-road. The sun was bright on new tarmac, the pedestrian light flashing a countdown: 10, 9, 8…

    Only the gang kids behave in this jumpy way, hyper-sensitive to disrespect. This was one of them for sure. In winter, like mice, the gangs go to ground. In springtime, in Islington, they come out to play, bringing with them a seasonal wave of knife crime and the ceaseless peacock-shriek of sirens.

    Of course I didn’t want to ‘start’. Gang kids carry blades, sometimes big ones. Last year samurai swords were quite the thing, the year before, machetes. Keep quiet and carry on.

    The police would come if there was a stabbing, but who could we call on to just keep order — to reclaim our park? Who could pull rank with the hoodies?

    The parkie was frightened of knives; the football dads were frightened of knives. ‘It’s just not worth it,’ everyone said sadly. It seemed surreal that in this affluent part of one of the world’s most civilised cities, there was nothing we could do to put the kids in their place. After a lifelong hatred of surveillance, I began to fantasise about CCTV. "
     

    The author is early-40s, with a single precious baby son, posh family. Hubby is Dominic Cummings, based Brexiteer and Cameron nemesis. And she's afraid to take her baby to the park. Of course London is no longer a civilised city. Top operas and museums do not a civilisation make, people do. Give me a safe park and the local dramatic society.

    That was April 15. Come May 5th ...

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/05/after-decades-in-london-i-still-long-for-home-is-that-too-brexity/


    "As I get older, and particularly after having a child, I feel myself unexpectedly drawn back to the countryside I grew up in. I nose about, late at night, on the websites of estate agents specialising in the north-east, hopping down the coast from barn conversion to barn conversion, pausing sometimes to inspect the odd terraced house looking out to the grey North Sea.

    I had thought that working in the city for 20 years would make any sense of being from a particular place fade. I had thought talk of belonging a bit naff. But the feeling only grows. "
     

    Her family can probably afford a whole street of terraced Northumbrian houses. I wonder if she ever thinks about the poor Brits who haven't got her escape options.

    Iktf, a black threatened to stab me last week.

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  179. res says:
    @Mishra
    Given that Steve is far from the most "edgy" columnist or blogger on this site, I daresay it's a testimony to his popularity more than anything else.

    The Powers That Be don't have to worry themselves about "hate speech" that nobody reads. But Steve's a threat, because 1) he's popular and 2) he makes a lot of sense.

    That's a combination they cannot afford to tolerate. It might be contagious.

    That’s a combination they cannot afford to tolerate. It might be contagious.

    Indeed. I have also seen that behavior in comment moderation on some sites. Over the top hateful comments are occasionally let through while reasoned and persuasive takedowns never see the light of day.

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    Indeed. I have also seen that behavior in comment moderation on some sites. Over the top hateful comments are occasionally let through while reasoned and persuasive takedowns never see the light of day.

     

    I noticed that about letters-to-the-editor a quarter-century ago. I imagined they got four letters, and printed the smart-sounding one that agreed with them, and the stupid one that disagreed. The other two went in the circular file.
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  180. gregor says:
    @Lot
    Ron hired a large tech company called cloudflare to stop denial of service attacks. This is that company making sure your attempt to connect to unz.com is not an attack.

    It should only happen once per day if you allow cookies and are not doing private browser mode.

    It will come and go depending on whether cloudflare believes the site may be under attack.

    The whole site was down for a little while yesterday, so someone probably attacked it then and these measures are needed to prevent it from being attacked further.

    It should only happen once per day if you allow cookies and are not doing private browser mode.

    A couple years ago I used to do all my hate browsing in incognito/porn mode but I don’t even bother anymore.

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  181. @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta
    I also noticed iSteve blocked at two separate Burger Kings as well as on the internal internet at my #WokeCapital employer which will remain unnamed. Strangely the unz.com TLD was not blocked at Burger King. Only the iSteve blog section...

    Burger King is Canadian now. Steve may irritate the beaver.

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  182. @Clyde
    OT
    Portland Gives $96,000 Blacks-Only Grant To Hip Hop Marijuana Shop
    A $96,000 city grant distributed via Portland Oregon Opportunities Industrial Center will create the Green Hop Academy Program, an apprenticeship open for African American young people, ages 21 through 24, who are interested in working in the marijuana business.
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/06/portland-gives-96000-blacks-only-grant-to-hip-hop-marijuana-shop/

    It might be in our interest to tranquilize young blacks with cannabis. Portland may be on to something.

    Portland, by the way, sent the first US-based team to the Stanley Cup final 102 years ago– their Rosebuds. It’s nice to know they’re keeping the bud tradition alive.

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    The whole rap-hip hop culture of the last 20 years has made marijuana much bigger in the black community. So black run marijuana stores is a natural. Better than crack I suppose.
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  183. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    One odd thing about the restrooms in P.F. Chang’s are the Coca-Cola refill machines. What’s up with that?

    One odd thing about the restrooms in P.F. Chang’s are the Coca-Cola refill machines. What’s up with that?

    The liquid equivalent of “night soil”?

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    It’s a reference to the old schoolyard rhyme:

    “Me Chinese, me play joke, me put pee pee in your Coke.”

    In a Yale Daily News article about June Chu, a dean who on Yelp slammed various New Haven demographics, commenter Cal_Bears astutely observed:

    Great...on leave. That simply gives her greater opportunities to randomly pee in Coke and gainsay malicious intent by calling it a joke.
     
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  184. @res

    That’s a combination they cannot afford to tolerate. It might be contagious.
     
    Indeed. I have also seen that behavior in comment moderation on some sites. Over the top hateful comments are occasionally let through while reasoned and persuasive takedowns never see the light of day.

    Indeed. I have also seen that behavior in comment moderation on some sites. Over the top hateful comments are occasionally let through while reasoned and persuasive takedowns never see the light of day.

    I noticed that about letters-to-the-editor a quarter-century ago. I imagined they got four letters, and printed the smart-sounding one that agreed with them, and the stupid one that disagreed. The other two went in the circular file.

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  185. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    I think you mean jailing and for some there will be assassination. Once Trump is gone the Great Leap Forward will seem like a friendly game of checkers compared to what is in store for the FUSA if they manage any kind of disarmament of the populace. Oh wait, they already have in the Blue states. Uh oh.

    And today I discover, to my utter amazement, that Peter “We will stop Trump” Stzrok is still on the FBI’s payroll!

    https://www.nationalreview.com/news/report-agent-peter-strzok-escorted-from-fbi-building/

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  186. Stan says:

    Mr. Sailer, time to get your share of SPLC fortune.

    “No fewer than 60 organizations branded “hate groups” or otherwise attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) are considering legal action against the left-wing smear factory, a Christian legal nonprofit leader confirmed to PJ Media on Tuesday. He suggested that the $3 million settlement and apology the SPLC gave to Maajid Nawaz and his Quiliam Foundation on Monday would encourage further legal action.

    “We haven’t filed anything against the SPLC, but I think a number of organizations have been considering filing lawsuits against the SPLC, because they have been doing to a lot of organizations exactly what they did to Maajid Nawaz that’s part of the settlement,” Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, told PJ Media on Tuesday.

    Liberty Counsel filed a lawsuit against the charity navigation organization GuideStar for defamation, after GuideStar adopted the SPLC’s “hate group” list. That lawsuit is ongoing.”

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    Yes, by all means, go after $PLC with everything you've got, Steve!
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  187. @Reg Cæsar

    One odd thing about the restrooms in P.F. Chang’s are the Coca-Cola refill machines. What’s up with that?

     

    The liquid equivalent of "night soil"?

    It’s a reference to the old schoolyard rhyme:

    “Me Chinese, me play joke, me put pee pee in your Coke.”

    In a Yale Daily News article about June Chu, a dean who on Yelp slammed various New Haven demographics, commenter Cal_Bears astutely observed:

    Great…on leave. That simply gives her greater opportunities to randomly pee in Coke and gainsay malicious intent by calling it a joke.

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  188. Anon[291] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta
    I also noticed iSteve blocked at two separate Burger Kings as well as on the internal internet at my #WokeCapital employer which will remain unnamed. Strangely the unz.com TLD was not blocked at Burger King. Only the iSteve blog section...

    Strangely the unz.com TLD was not blocked at Burger King. Only the iSteve blog section…

    If anything, I’d think it would be the reverse.

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  189. Anon[171] • Disclaimer says:
    @jimmyriddle
    You can use a vpn, or just use the Puffin browser app to get past these restrictions.

    Also, it might be worth complaining. Although, who to isn't clear in this instance.

    I did that when my mobile phone operator, in the UK, labelled b3ta.com an "adult" site and blocked it. I told them it was actually a very juvenile site, and they have since unblocked it (I don't know if my email was the reason).

    I told them it was actually a very juvenile site,

    That’s what I said about a blocked shotacon site…
    =^^=

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  190. Anon[718] • Disclaimer says:
    @YetAnotherAnon
    NYT - "White People Are Noticing Something New: Their Own Whiteness"


    Trigger Warning - the author is Emily Bazelon.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/magazine/white-people-are-noticing-something-new-their-own-whiteness.html

    NYT – “White People Are Noticing Something New: Their Own Whiteness”

    Trigger Warning – the author is Emily Bazelon.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/magazine/white-people-are-noticing-something-new-their-own-whiteness.html

    I’ve been wondering when Steve will get to that one.

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    NYT – “White People Are Noticing Something New: Their Own Whiteness”

    Trigger Warning – the author is Emily Bazelon.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/magazine/white-people-are-noticing-something-new-their-own-whiteness.html
     
    I’ve been wondering when Steve will get to that one.
     
    It looks like he got to it in the NYT comments. Apparently the comments on that article closed after this one:

    Steve Sailer
    America June 21
    Emily Bazelon has her job as the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School because her grandfather David Bazelon was the most important judge in the U.S. not on the Supreme Court, and as the best friend of William Brennan, the Svengali of the Warren Court, may have out ranked in power most Supreme Court members.
     
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  191. Anon[762] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thomas
    Eating P.F. Chang’s is a good way to get “unblocked” if you’re having trouble on the toilet.

    Seriously though, a VPN account is a solid investment. I pay about $50 a year for TorGuard and can pretty much access anything from anywhere.

    I pay about $50 a year for TorGuard and can pretty much access anything from anywhere.

    It’s pretty sleazy for them to use the name “Tor”
    ( torproject.org )

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  192. Anon[234] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    A lot do. This one should.

    Another restaurant in the same mall, the local Houston's does that for parties of 6 or more, I think.

    A charge, by definition, is not a gratuity.

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  193. @Dave Pinsen
    Despite your blog being banned there, noticing occurred that night nevertheless. The waitress (who’d served us before -she’s an alumna of Jon Bon Jovi’s charity restaurant) mentioned that a party of 8 had stiffed her on the tip. “Were they...”, I started to ask, and before I finished she answered with the color describing their social construct.

    The code word is Canadian.

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  194. Escher says:
    @Nathan
    @Lot,

    Yeah, that seems about right. I had in mind places like the old On Lock Sam in Stockton, CA, which was big on atmosphere but probably not actually any good.

    Another factor on restaurant quality is the Food Network. Most restaurants today are probably better than 20 years ago because people are more aware of what they're eating, but Chinese places seem to be immune.

    You pay only 5 dolla, but expect high-crass food!
    You no come here any more.

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  195. Escher says:
    @Thomas
    Eating P.F. Chang’s is a good way to get “unblocked” if you’re having trouble on the toilet.

    Seriously though, a VPN account is a solid investment. I pay about $50 a year for TorGuard and can pretty much access anything from anywhere.

    Once caught a nasty bug from the lady serving us at PF Chang’s. She was sniffling away through the entire dinner. With the money that she made living in an expensive part of the country, can’t say I blame her, but the manager should have seen her condition and stepped in.
    The franchise owners offered a complimentary dinner, but we played it safe and never went there again.

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    Once caught a nasty bug from the lady serving us at PF Chang’s. She was sniffling away through the entire dinner.
     
    Do you know that you caught the bug from her? Could you prove it?
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    Once had a truly horrible evening at a restaurant with my then-boyfriend. We concocted an elaborate revenge plan involving syrup of ipecac and getting someone from the NYT to review the place, but we never acted on it.
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  196. Escher says:
    @JimB
    Chinese don't have refined palates and a gourmet food tradition. Probably because nothing goes to waste. Most anything with calories is rendered into digestible goo through stir frying. Chewy bits are most likely part of a pig's digestive tract. During famines, neighbors exchanged children to butcher and eat. In Chinese cuisine a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.

    Such blanket assertions are incorrect.
    The same thing can be said about American food if all one knows about is burgers, fries and deep dish pizza.

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  197. Clyde says:
    @Reg Cæsar
    It might be in our interest to tranquilize young blacks with cannabis. Portland may be on to something.

    Portland, by the way, sent the first US-based team to the Stanley Cup final 102 years ago-- their Rosebuds. It's nice to know they're keeping the bud tradition alive.

    http://www.wweek.com/resizer/xG5smyansjyFE5pL9Hd9f4dLGzM=/1200x0/filters:quality(100)/s3.amazonaws.com/wapopartners.com/wweek-wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/26170736/1680555019_98bff3e852_b.jpg

    The whole rap-hip hop culture of the last 20 years has made marijuana much bigger in the black community. So black run marijuana stores is a natural. Better than crack I suppose.

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  198. Clyde says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    Thanks for the Kinks, Clyde.

    And what exactly is a “Giant Prawn”?
     
    That's some oxymoron, there, Jumbo Shrimp. I've seen 10 - 12 kinds of chicken at the buffet places*, in various and sundry sugary/salty/fatty sauces. That chicken must be cheap as hell, is all I can say.

    We saw a Vietnamese guy at one of these places get 4 stacked up plates of shrimp one after another (regular, shrimpy-shrimp), and you know those guys LUV that shrimp - there's no way the restaurant broke even with that dude.

    * This relates to serious unzzy material, in fact - see The China to King Buffet pipeline.

    OK, I didn't start this Chinese restaurant talk, so here goes again:

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

    Ray Davies is one of the great poets (Watterloo Sunset) and lyrics writers of Rock and Roll /Pop Music. Such as “Walking on a Thin Line” with the line, “There’s no England now”.
    And “Twentieth Century Man”, and I don’t want to be one

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  199. @Nathan
    I really hope that sad-sack Jeb! runs for President again. This level of cluelessness is just so entertaining. We can troll him with Chaing Kai-Shek references... and merchandise.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Teesquare1st-Mens-Chiang-Kai-shek-T-Shirt/dp/B013BWA5VM

    I always thought the right needed it's own Che shirt.
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    Those are great, but I was thinking more something that would be an iconographic right-wing symbol.
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  200. Anonymous[123] • Disclaimer says:
    @Stan
    Mr. Sailer, time to get your share of SPLC fortune.

    "No fewer than 60 organizations branded "hate groups" or otherwise attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) are considering legal action against the left-wing smear factory, a Christian legal nonprofit leader confirmed to PJ Media on Tuesday. He suggested that the $3 million settlement and apology the SPLC gave to Maajid Nawaz and his Quiliam Foundation on Monday would encourage further legal action.

    "We haven't filed anything against the SPLC, but I think a number of organizations have been considering filing lawsuits against the SPLC, because they have been doing to a lot of organizations exactly what they did to Maajid Nawaz that's part of the settlement," Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, told PJ Media on Tuesday.

    Liberty Counsel filed a lawsuit against the charity navigation organization GuideStar for defamation, after GuideStar adopted the SPLC's "hate group" list. That lawsuit is ongoing."

    Yes, by all means, go after $PLC with everything you’ve got, Steve!

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  201. Anonymous[103] • Disclaimer says:
    @Escher
    Once caught a nasty bug from the lady serving us at PF Chang's. She was sniffling away through the entire dinner. With the money that she made living in an expensive part of the country, can't say I blame her, but the manager should have seen her condition and stepped in.
    The franchise owners offered a complimentary dinner, but we played it safe and never went there again.

    Once caught a nasty bug from the lady serving us at PF Chang’s. She was sniffling away through the entire dinner.

    Do you know that you caught the bug from her? Could you prove it?

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  202. @Escher
    Once caught a nasty bug from the lady serving us at PF Chang's. She was sniffling away through the entire dinner. With the money that she made living in an expensive part of the country, can't say I blame her, but the manager should have seen her condition and stepped in.
    The franchise owners offered a complimentary dinner, but we played it safe and never went there again.

    Once had a truly horrible evening at a restaurant with my then-boyfriend. We concocted an elaborate revenge plan involving syrup of ipecac and getting someone from the NYT to review the place, but we never acted on it.

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  203. Dr. Doom says:

    And to think, some people object to strange women lying in ponds distributing swords as a system of government. What are the odds little Rubio pays off his credit cards by his sword swallowing?

    Jeb Bush passes inner Chang to Rubio by giving him his sword.

    That headline should have killed both their careers by now.

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  204. Nathan says:
    @Rosamond Vincy
    I like this one:

    https://goo.gl/images/1Fxh5U

    Or this one:

    https://goo.gl/images/Q2m8ga

    Or this:

    https://goo.gl/images/vDCtWX

    Those are great, but I was thinking more something that would be an iconographic right-wing symbol.

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    There used to be this:

    https://goo.gl/images/kSw2Xu

    It was intended to be an anti-right-wing poster, but many conservatives proudly displayed it.
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  205. @Nathan
    Those are great, but I was thinking more something that would be an iconographic right-wing symbol.

    There used to be this:

    https://goo.gl/images/kSw2Xu

    It was intended to be an anti-right-wing poster, but many conservatives proudly displayed it.

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  206. @fish
    Perhaps the cartoonist left the "E" off "Chang"?


    Really where do you guys find these things?

    Perhaps the cartoonist left the “E” off “Chang”?

    Really where do you guys find these things?

    It’s a fair bet that anyone who is of Steve’s age who grew up in the UK or Europe knows the Tintin comic books quite well. And that’s one of the best known panels from what may be the best of the books.

    Tintin has less of a following here in America, but it exists, just some people are familiar with P.G. Wodehouse (also a Steve enthusiasm.)

    As for the artist, Herge, he is regarded by cartoonists as one of the all-time greats.

    http://tinyurl.com/ydy4nrb4

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

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  207. res says:
    @Anon

    NYT – “White People Are Noticing Something New: Their Own Whiteness”

    Trigger Warning – the author is Emily Bazelon.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/magazine/white-people-are-noticing-something-new-their-own-whiteness.html
     
    I've been wondering when Steve will get to that one.

    NYT – “White People Are Noticing Something New: Their Own Whiteness”

    Trigger Warning – the author is Emily Bazelon.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/magazine/white-people-are-noticing-something-new-their-own-whiteness.html

    I’ve been wondering when Steve will get to that one.

    It looks like he got to it in the NYT comments. Apparently the comments on that article closed after this one:

    Steve Sailer
    America June 21
    Emily Bazelon has her job as the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School because her grandfather David Bazelon was the most important judge in the U.S. not on the Supreme Court, and as the best friend of William Brennan, the Svengali of the Warren Court, may have out ranked in power most Supreme Court members.

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