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Brock Turner

Continuing the technique I pioneered in my column in today’s Taki’s Magazine, “The Emmett Till Effect,” here are the number of articles per year in the New York Times mentioning four dubious gents of recent vintage.

Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, a sort of real life Haven Monahan, has appeared in 104 New York Times articles since his arrest on sexual assault charges in 2016.

In contrast, Haven Monahan, the name for the life guard made up by lovelorn UVA coed Jackie Coakley to make her friend Ryan fall in love with her in her absurd catfishing scheme that fooled the entire Establishment media for a dozen delirious days in November 2014, has only appeared once in the NYT.

The Times has pushed the interpretation that the real story about the Rolling Stone fraternity rape hoax is that, admittedly, methodological mistakes in standard journalistic practice were made, but the whole story is much too boring for you to think about, so there’s little reason to tell you the hilarious details. (By the way, wouldn’t Jackie be a good example of “toxic femininity?”)

James Alex Fields is charged with murder in the auto collision death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville last year. He has also appeared a few other times in the NYT as “James Fields.” He’s not as sexy as Brock Turner so there hasn’t been the kind of inundation coverage.

Eric Clanton is the part-time philosophy professor and leftist Antifa activist who slammed seven pro-Trump pro-free speech people over the head with his bike lock last year in Berkeley. He was given three years probation with no jail time today in a plea deal. As of 8 pm (PDT) on August 8, 2018, the one and only time the name “Eric Clanton” has appeared in the New York Times was in 1970, which I’m guessing was a typo involving “Layla.”

 
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  1. “I’m guessing was a typo involving “Layla.””

    LOL

    Thorn Tree in the Garden still stops me dead in my tracks.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  2. …the single time the name “Eric Clanton” has appeared in the New York Times was in 1970, which I’m guessing was a typo involving “Layla.”

    “Eric Clanton is God” doesn’t have the same ring.

    By the way, the first comment on the King Crimson YouTube clip I linked to earlier today was classic:

    I don’t get why so many people compare Robert Fripp to God. I mean, don’t get me wrong, he’s great and all, but he’s no Robert Fripp.

    • Agree: Steve in Greensboro
    • Replies: @Olorin
  3. J.Ross says: • Website

    We will have civil war, not because of anything any right-wing person does, but because our judges and politicians have spent a decade begging the extreme left to start one. This government reliance on street thugs is what Ortega is doing in Nicaragua. Maduro has a variation in Venezuela.

  4. Altai says:

    OT: How does Steve feel about the Oscars introducing ‘Best Popular Film’ in 2019? I feel like enough time has gone by for them to realise just how silly it’d look for them to give ‘Best Picture’ or even a ‘Best Picture’ nomination to Black Panther so they’ve created a new category. (Or maybe they really couldn’t get the older jury to go along with nominating a hacky comic book movie)

    I don’t really know what the point of it is otherwise since the whole point of the Oscars is that it’s stuffy and elitist and about artistic merit over crowd-pleasing. And they already have the technical awards to recognise the craft in these films so what do they do after 2019 when they can’t nominate Black Panther?

  5. J.Ross says: • Website

    OT No blue wave? Blame unprovable Russian hackers! From an anon in a President Trump General Thread:
    well here it is everyone: proof that the democrats expect to lose bigtime in the midterms, and they already have an excuse for when it happens:

    >Russian operatives have “penetrated” some of Florida’s voter registration systems ahead of the 2018 midterms, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Wednesday, adding new urgency to concerns about hacking.

    >The state, however, said it has received “zero information” supporting his claim.

    >”They have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about,” Nelson told the Tampa Bay Times before a campaign event in Tampa. He said something similar a day earlier in Tallahassee but declined to elaborate.

    >”That’s classified,” the Democrat said Tuesday.

    >He is facing a re-election challenge in November from Gov. Rick Scott, whose administration said it has no knowledge of the allegations made by Nelson.

    https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/08/08/bill-nelson-the-russians-have-penetrated-some-florida-voter-election-systems/

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  6. indocon says:

    From

    ….to this

    https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/state-rep-ilhan-omar-d-mn-swore-to-apparent-falsehoods-in-court-while-divorcing-her-alleged-brother/

    There is something fundamentally wrong with Scandinavian brain type that makes them susceptibly to Somali types.

    We gotta keep the House this fall.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Prester John
  7. anon[367] • Disclaimer says:

    Brief, but necessary reminder regarding James Fields: he was threatened with an assualt rifle just seconds before he drove down a street that was illegally blocked with morbidly obese Democratic voters.

    Odd that nobody on the news seems to find that fact relevant.

  8. Imagine a future archaeologist who becomes curious about our “Bike Lock Philosopher.” What conclusions would be made based on and limited to those three words?

  9. Twinkie says:

    Megaphonics: Brock Turner vs. Haven Monahan, James Alex Fields vs. Eric Clanton

    Ah, yes, but that’s the dastardly MSM for you.

    Now, could we do something similar for this site (“Microphonics” if you will)? What would the graph look like with a search term such as “Sarah Jeong”?

  10. Anon[112] • Disclaimer says:

    four dubious gents of recent vintage

    That is possibly an unfair characterization of some of these men.

  11. Anon[362] • Disclaimer says:

    Media control the Spotlight.

  12. Haven Monahan, of course, does not exist.
    But, putting outside political frameworks, Brock Turner, James Alex Fields, and Eric Clanton all seem to be not irredeemable young men who have made horrible immoral choices. A good society would guide them towards repentance and redemption. But we don’t really live in a good society, I think.

    • Replies: @Ragno
    , @Desiderius
    , @Anonymous
  13. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    How many mentions of Jesse Matthew, who not only raped and murdered white girls in and around Charlottesville, but actually existed?

    {sfx: crickets}

  14. Anon[362] • Disclaimer says:

    Some truth

  15. Anon[362] • Disclaimer says:

    Corpocratic State run by Finance-Trotskyites.]

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/lQfBkM72KTB6/

  16. Interesting statistics.

    https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/press/rhovo1215pr.cfm

    During 2012-15, the rate of white-on-white violent crime (12.0 per 1,000) was about four times higher than black-on-white violent crime (3.1 per 1,000). The rate of black-on-black crime (16.5 per 1,000) was more than five times higher than white-on-black violent crime (2.8 per 1,000). The rate of Hispanic-on-Hispanic crime (8.3 per 1,000) was about double the rate of white-on-Hispanic (4.1 per 1,000) and black-on-Hispanic (4.2 per 1,000) violent crime.

    http://victimsofcrime.org/docs/default-source/ncvrw2015/2015ncvrw_stats_sexualviolence.pdf?sfvrsn=2

    An estimated 32.3 percent of multiracial women,
    27.5 percent of American Indian/Alaska native
    women, 21.2 percent of black non-Hispanic women,
    20.5 percent of white non-Hispanic women, and 13.6
    percent Hispanic women experienced at least one rape
    victimization in their lifetime.5

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3415834/

    We analyzed data from adolescent women participating in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Bivariate associations and logistic regression models were assessed to examine associations among race/ethnicity, forced sex, and substance use behaviors.

    The first multivariable model examined the risk for forced sexual intercourse by race/ethnicity, controlling for age (Table 2). The model was significant (X2(7)=34.29, p<0.001) and demonstrated a good fit (Hosmer-Lemeshow X2(8)=4.85, p=0.773). Compared with Asians, African Americans (OR = 3.12 [95% CI 1.53, 6.35]), Caucasians (OR=2.38 [95% CI 1.20, 4.72]) and Hispanics (OR=2.45 [95% CI 1.21, 4.96]) had significantly higher odds of reporting forced sexual intercourse.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/09/the-question-of-race-in-campus-sexual-assault-cases/539361/

    In the 2013–14 academic year, 4.2 percent of Colgate’s students were black. According to the university’s records, in that year black male students were accused of 50 percent of the sexual violations reported to the university, and they made up 40 percent of the students formally adjudicated.

    During the three academic years from 2012–13 to 2014–15, black students were accused of 25 percent of the sexual misconduct reported to the university, and made up 21 percent of the students referred for formal hearings. Fifteen percent of the students found responsible for assault in those years were black. During that same three-year period, Asian students, who constituted a little more than 3 percent of Colgate’s student body in 2013, were more than 13 percent of the accused, 21 percent of those referred for hearings, and 23 percent of those found responsible. (The rest were white; no Hispanic students were accused.)

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5695602/

    To illuminate the complexity of campus sexual assault, we collected survey data from a large population-based random sample of undergraduate students from Columbia University and Barnard College in New York City, using evidence based methods to maximize response rates and sample representativeness, and behaviorally specific measures of sexual assault to accurately capture victimization rates. This paper focuses on student experiences of different types of sexual assault victimization, as well as sociodemographic, social, and risk environment correlates.

    For both women and men, the prevalence of any sexual assault was similar for all race/ethnicity groups compared to non-Hispanic White students with one exception. Asian students (women and men) were less likely to experience any sexual assault than non-Hispanic White students. For women only, differences emerged by type of assault. Asian women compared to non-Hispanic White women were less likely to experience penetrative assault (OR = 0.35, CI: 0.19–0.62), but not attempted penetrative assault (OR = 0.56, CI: 0.25–1.26), nor sexualized touching only (OR = 1.00, CI: 0.59–1.69). Black women were found to have increased odds of touching only incidents compared to non-Hispanic White women (OR = 1.99, CI: 1.05–3.74). There were no other significant racial or ethnic differences.

    In California, Hispanics were arrested for forcible rate at 2.3x the Non-Hispanic White rate. Blacks were arrested at 6.3x the Non-Hispanic White rate.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Anonymous
  17. J.Ross says: • Website

    OT And now, the news story you will be hearing about nonstop for the next month.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/08/tokyo-medical-school-admits-changing-results-to-exclude-women

    They subtracted a fifth from the female scores and sometimes added to those of men.

    One of Japan’s most prestigious medical schools has admitted deliberately altering entrance exam scores for more than a decade to restrict the number of female students and ensure more men became doctors.
    Tokyo Medical University manipulated all entrance exam results starting in 2006 or even earlier, according to findings released by lawyers involved in the investigation, confirming recent reports in Japanese media.

    The fact that money invested in a woman is wasted when she leaves the profession doesn’t matter. The number of times this happened doesn’t matter. This is probably going to be made into a movie.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Anonymous
  18. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    To illuminate the complexity of campus sexual assault, we collected survey data from a large population-based random sample of undergraduate students from Columbia University and Barnard College in New York City

    LOL! Thanks for the comic relief. Guess what neighborhood is right next door to Columbia and Barnard? And by the way, the NIH is every bit as politicized as The Atlantic.

    • Replies: @donut
  19. anonymous[552] • Disclaimer says:
    @Twinkie

    Wasn’t “Sarah Jeong” the lead guitarist in the Bluesbrakers between Eric Clapton (1966) and Mick Taylor (67)? She had a cameo in Antonioni’s “Blow-Up” too (the club scene) IIRC.

  20. Anonymous[418] • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Here are more intelligible statistics from that same BJS press release:

    Among black victims, 63 percent of violent victimizations were committed by black offenders, 11 percent by white offenders and 7 percent by Hispanic offenders. Among white victims, 57 percent of victimizations were committed by white offenders, 15 percent by black offenders and 11 percent by Hispanic offenders.

    Whites are, what, 5X the population of blacks in the US? If we assume that the number of White victims is greater than black victims in that proportion, then blacks commit roughly 87.5 percent of black-white interracial violent crime. Wow.

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @Forbes
  21. Eric Clanton’s career came to an abrupt reward after he expressed appreciation for Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood Speech,’ at least if it meant fascist blood.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  22. Steve, are you keeping all the raw data (along with article names, dates, etc.) in a spreadsheet? Could be a valuable research resource eventually. I’d consider trying to recruit some economists and/or quant political scientists familiar with content analysis for even more insight.

    So, for example, you could see what other words (e.g., white privilege) are associated with articles about Brock Turner and how close they appear to other key words. Then, narrow down the articles to see which ones are spurious and which are legit. You could even combine that with page views/article placement to see which are the “key” articles pushing the narrative. Oh, can’t forget about where the concentration of key words are—does the NYT “front-load” these articles, putting all the key words in the first few paragraphs? That would be another really interesting find.

  23. anonymous[552] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Sarah Holder of C’ville’s City Lab on the current crisis:

    It’s been almost a year since a horde of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Ku Klux Klan members tore through Charlottesville, torches blazing. The “Unite the Right” rally, led by white nationalist Jason Kessler and supported by an army of civilian militia, started at the nearby University of Virginia campus on August 11, 2017, and poured into Charlottesville’s downtown by the next day. Amid racist chants and flying fists, a car accelerated through the crowd, killing counter-protester Heather Heyer and injuring several others.

    While the national and local reckoning the rally compelled isn’t yet over, a more straightforward goal has also emerged for Charlottesville and other U.S. cities: shaping local policies and strengthening safety measures to prevent an uprising like this from happening again.

    By that measure, a number of things have already changed. Charlottesville won a key legal settlement that gives the city some protection from a similar second rally and is already having an impact on permitting policies elsewhere. Confederate statues were removed in more than 100 cities. And in Charlottesville, the event spurred a major overhaul of local leadership, including ushering in the city’s first black woman mayor.* In June, Heyer’s killer, James Alex Fields, Jr., was charged with 28 federal hate crimes, in addition to his December first-degree murder charge. And a segment of 4th Street has been renamed Heather Heyer Way in her honor.

    And yet, another August brings plans for another rally. Even as Kessler just formally withdrew his application for a permit to hold an anniversary rally in Charlottesville, he says he’s now directing full attention to an event in Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Square, where protections differ.

    Read all here … https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/08/stopping-white-supremacists-from-taking-over-an-american-city-again/

  24. eah says:

    Since you retweeted Pinker:

    • Replies: @Anonym
    , @Prester John
  25. eah says:

    Note: I do not think ‘hate crime’ statutes should exist — but what Clanton did was a ‘hate crime’ by any reasonable definition: a ‘hate crime’ against those of another political disposition — if he had done the same to people at a BLM riot protest there would have been no plea bargain and he would spend several years in jail.

  26. Anon[358] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    Do more women than men leave the profession?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Anonymous
  27. Anonymous[357] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    Medical educations are paid for by the med student, usually via loans. If the state or the medical associations were paying, then they would have cause to allocate seats to those who will “use them best”. Since the med student is paying and since medical education is arbitrarily highly expensive and artificially limited in numbers by the doctors’ union (they don’t call it a union, but it is) it is up to the student if he or she wants to take a hiatus or indeed quit medicine altogether.

    The most famous example is of course novelist Michael Crichton, who never did practice medicine though graduating from Harvard Medical School.

    During his clinical rotations at the Boston City Hospital, Crichton grew disenchanted with the culture there, which appeared to emphasize the interests and reputations of doctors over the interests of patients.[7][page needed] He graduated from Harvard, obtaining an MD in 1969,[18] and undertook a post-doctoral fellowship study at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, from 1969 to 1970.[19] He never obtained a license to practice medicine, devoting himself to his writing career instead.

    Wikipedia

    Other examples include several NASA astronauts who in retrospect were admitted to and completed med school and pursued residencies to varied degrees, but obviously at the time they enrolled in med school intended it as a path to a rocket ride rather than clinical practice. Did they “waste the seat”?

    The seat just isn’t that precious, folks.

    It costs more to train a Navy SEAL than a surgeon and the washout rate for BUD/s is something like seventy or eighty percent. I submit that having more med school starts and more dropouts would be a healthy thing.

  28. Anonym says:
    @eah

    That’s from 2017, but judging from his recent stuff it’s time he put himself out to pasture.

  29. Anonymous[357] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    I’m introducing a new product at NAMM in Anaheim this year, the “Clan-Tone”.

    It’s a sweep filter and germanium diode distortion generator based on the Fender TBX Module. But, here’s the gimmick: It fits in a milled out Yale lock.

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    • Replies: @EH
  30. Anonymous[357] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    I think more women take a raise-the-family hiatus, not that many more quit permanently. They tend to choose specialties that accommodate this better and the total slots are set with the expectation in mind that this is going to happen. If the women were not admitted to med school they’d just trim the number of slots to keep the supply artificially limited because fewer men would do this.

    Plus men just plain don’t want some specialties very much any more.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  31. @Altai

    They created a Best Animated Oscar about 15 years ago in response to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast getting nominated for Best Picture. I talked to a guy last year who has been nominated for a few of those and he was pretty happy with having his own category to compete in.

    I actually like awards, so a “Best Blockbuster” Oscar seems like an OK idea to me.

    The problem for the Oscars is that super white guys like the Coens and Paul Thomas Anderson and Wes Anderson and Benicio Del Toro and Christopher Nolan really are better filmmakers than The Diverse.

    • Replies: @Altai
    , @Forbes
    , @Anon
  32. DuanDiRen says:

    OT, but just hilarious:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/11/the-surprising-revolt-at-reed/544682/

    I would pay a week’s salary to hear what the Chinese students at Reed say about the People Of Color stopping their lecture. There are a couple of Mandarin phrases I suspect would come up…

  33. @Anonymous

    Gynecologist will eventually be an all female specialty, and that seems reasonable.

  34. @Anonymous

    Thanks, yes, Crichton is one of the more famous med school grads who didn’t go on to be doctor. I was just thinking about how few medical school graduates who never became doctors there are.There are lots of law school grads who never practice law compared to medical school people who graduate and never practice medicine.

    I once remarked to my cousin G., who is an affluent real estate developer in San Francisco, that it must be an advantage being a law school graduate: “Oh, no,” he said, shocked by my thinking, “It’s a major disadvantage. Lawyers are trained to think of reasons not to do a deal.”

  35. eah says:
    @Anonym

    I’ve mentioned the JQ before — for Whites interested in the survival of white majority countries, the important thing to note about Pinker is this: he is an elite, well-respected Jew who came to a majority white America and prospered — yet he consistently sides with non-whites and is rhetorically hostile to the interests of Whites and public figures who (even implicitly) promote the interests of Whites (eg by advocating for reduced immigration) — there is no reason whatsoever to refer to Stephen Miller as a “Nazi” — it is nothing more than an extreme ad hominem smear — this behavior is all too typical of elite Jews.

  36. Anonymous[357] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Most law grads who never practice are shemps that can’t pass the bar. Most people who can, do it for at least some time, although a few never take the bar and consider law school to have been a better alternative than a MBA degree, which it is.

    I worked for a couple of years doing contract IT deployments for a man who was a former lawyer who went back to college, got a bachelor’s in EE/CS, then realized the real money was in the business side and that he would never be a first rate systems programmer. (He realized that guys like Dennis Ritchie and the MIT AI Lab guys really are a different level of smart.) He started a company that put in automated plant management systems and concentrated on businesses off the beaten track. He hired several of the guys he went to school with who were better than himself and had them write custom software and sold the idea, in the midst of the “PC Revolution”, that you wanted real computers and not something you could get at Radio Shack. We installed DEC VMS systems and a lot of dumb terminals (which cost more than a loaded PC) and did two or three ag plants and a couple pharmaceutical facilities, and other assorted places. Many of those systems are still running, with PCs and even iPad apps replacing the dumb terminals and the original software running on emulated VAX-on-x64 blade servers.

    He retired at 60 and went back to law, practicing mostly real estate law in a small town. Works three days a week and tinkers with his antique cars the rest of the time.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  37. Twinkie says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Yes. And also pediatrics.

    • Replies: @BB753
  38. Or maybe they were talking about Ike Clanton, b-list celebrity outlaw from the old west.

    • Replies: @Anon
  39. @Altai

    the whole point of the Oscars is that it’s stuffy and elitist and about artistic merit over crowd-pleasing

    Huh? Is my sarcasm detector broken again?

  40. Anonym says:
    @eah

    Very aware that (((Pinker))).

    However, if there was a continuum between Gould and Herrnstein/Murray, I would have previously put Pinker closer to the latter, though weakly so. And that would be due to the following:

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5752.The_Blank_Slate

    So it saddens me when he abandons intellectual honesty at this age. I would like to be charitable. But tbh it’s a bit nonsensical – all this populism he’s railing against is caused by anti-white policies, and those same anti-white policies are going to inevitably provoke hatred of Jews which is of course what Pinker will really be concerned about (and maybe getting some action from grad students of whatever ethnic preference he has). Singing a lullaby to a capable race who are enduring a program of genocide… good luck with that, Pinker.

    Our own Dave Pinsen adds his 2c to that tweet.

  41. Anon[278] • Disclaimer says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    John Glanton is a b-lister now? If being a rogue Texas Ranger who tried to personally genocide Mexico isn’t enough to make the gunfighter A list, what is? Being a major character in the greatest American novel? Oh wait….

    (Blood Meridian was 1985 though, I think)

  42. I wonder how many of the 104 NYT pieces on Brock Turner mentioned that he had been accused of digital penetration of an intoxicated woman outside of a college party? There seems to have been a deliberate attempt to gloss over the facts and strongly imply that a penis-in-vagina rape occurred by using the nebulous term “sexual assault” and eliding the relevant facts about what is alleged to have happened. The NYT probably has some nonsensical “respecting the privacy of victims” policy that they’re hiding behind to deliberately give the false impression about what is accused to have happened. In the limited interactions I’d had with online people, they seemed genuinely ignorant of the alleged facts, and when confronted with them retreated into a) denial (The New York Times says she was sexually assaulted!) or, b) insisting that “sexual assault is sexual assault!”

    The lack of mention of Fields is more interesting – I think that the media was so insistent to blame the President for his “NAZI supporters” causing “violence in Charlottesville” that at first they just sort of erased Fields from view. As far as they’re concerned Trump himself was behind the wheel of that Dodge Charger and they prefer that their audience have that impression. Perhaps someday a heterodox journalist like Taibbi will actually commit acts of journalism and write a definitive history of what really happened at Charlottesville.

  43. AndrewR says:

    “But anti-semitism has nothing to do with Jewish behavior, goyim! Nothing!”

  44. donut says:
    @Anonymous

    20 years ago when I worked in that area besides some projects bordering the Columbia/Barnard neighborhood the area had numerous SROs . They all seemed to be owned by Russians . At $1000 a room they were a gold mine . Numerous violations were never addressed by the city , often the elevators didn’t work among other things . A colleague was robbed in a projects elevator at knife point but that was unusual . The denizens of the projects knew who we were and I was never nervous about seeing pts. there .
    BTW I believe that after the NYC itself Columbia is or was the largest landholder in the city . They owned the building that housed the Seinfeld restaurant among others .

    • Replies: @peterike
  45. @Steve Sailer

    I once remarked to my cousin G., who is an affluent real estate developer in San Francisco, that it must be an advantage being a law school graduate: “Oh, no,” he said, shocked by my thinking, “It’s a major disadvantage. Lawyers are trained to think of reasons not to do a deal.”

    This is very accurate, if stated in a humorous way. People whose first instinct and mindset is business are searching for upsides only. If a deal makes financial sense, all other considerations are details to be hashed out later. A lot of the time prospective contractual counterparties don’t really fundamentally agree despite thinking that they do. Transactional lawyers are trained to emphasize the “details” to be hashed out and spot the various tripwires, pitfalls, and unanticipated liabilities in a prospective deal, present them to the client, and allow the client to make his business decisions being apprised of what the deal really entails. Litigators, of course, are trained to find those same “details” and exploit them.

    A lot of the constitutional and temperamental disposition of lawyers has to do with the fact that if something goes wrong and a lawyer is in the general vicinity, it’ll automatically be his fault. People who are primarily business minded tend to be quick to blame others, so there’s a symbiosis there.

  46. Anonymous[271] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    Fraud at the polls!

  47. Ragno says:
    @SporadicMyrmidon

    Let me loose hundreds of red-eyed antifa banshees, each armed with some club-like weapon, to swarm you in your vehicle, climbing, smashing, destroying, determined to pull you out of there and stomp you dead -

    -and I guarantee the Higher Moral Beings who sniff disapprovingly at Fields would themselves be instantly transmogrified into either a maker of horrible immoral choices, or a corpse; with no time to pause and ponder the whys or wherefores.

    Somewhere along the line, I guess we evolved from a sobering “there but for the grace of God, go I” to a jeering “better him than me! Hey, asshole – watch that first step; it’s a doozy!” followed by many a chuckle regarding new boyfriends called Bubba.

    That too represents a transmogrification, but unfortunately more of an internal one.

  48. @Steve Sailer

    I heard a story awhile back about some abusive behavior by a black male gynecologist.
    Black male gyno. Very interesting.

  49. @Alec Leamas

    Brock Turner is kind of like the Anti-Emmit Till. Till committed a wanton malicious assault on a scared,humiliated woman.
    He is cast as a saintly young boy.
    “He just whistled at a woman. Like I haven’t done that a time or two when I was young? The little rascal. A sweet kid.”
    Turner was engaged in consensual playing around with a drunken slut.
    The media crucified him only because he is white.

  50. Bill B. says:

    OT but with lots of iSteve themes in the FT. EG: a black activist complaining about a sea of white faces at meetings.

    Dresser is not convinced there is an immediate need to remove Colston’s statue. Yet her own work has helped to spark some of the protests. A Jewish Californian who arrived in the 1970s, she has studied Bristol’s black history for decades, uncovering new details of the city’s links to slavery.

    She also works on projects with Bristolian residents — such as the students at Colston’s Primary School, soon to be renamed Cotham Gardens Primary — on how the past should be commemorated. “The city’s my laboratory . . . a kind of jumping-off point to ask the big questions, global questions,” she says. “That illuminates [one’s] understanding of the wider world because it’s all here — the world’s here.”

    https://www.ft.com/content/032fe4a0-9a96-11e8-ab77-f854c65a4465

    (Reminder: Bristol (UK) never saw any actual black slaves because it was located on the ‘return’ leg of the triangle trade. Nobody asks who was capturing and selling the slaves at the African end.)

  51. JamesG says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    As the founding (and sole) member of the Accountants Should Get More Respect organization, need I note that I have never heard of a CPA not once practicing accountancy?

  52. Altai says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I don’t pay attention but apparently it came up with this that ‘Best Animated’ is apparently just ‘Animated film that made the most money’ since one expects the Oscar judges don’t watch too many of them since they’re mostly aimed at children.

    It’ll be interesting if the same thing happens here since I doubt most of the judges will watch or get much out of the 8 or so big Hollywood blockbusters that come out each year. I personally feel that special effects and sound design are already more interesting ways to give awards to blockbusters in a way that plays to their strengths. Trying to judge them holistically seems like it’s missing the point. Others have mentioned the internet bitching that will result from this too from fanboys, but then maybe that’s what they want to drum up interest in the live broadcast.

    I just can’t wait to see just how many categories they nominate Black Panther for in 2019. It’ll be solid meme fuel.

  53. @Twinkie

    Feeling defensive about your fellow Asian, Twinkie?

    As George Lincoln Rockwell said, your skin colour is your uniform in this battle for survival in the west.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    , @Meretricious
  54. @SporadicMyrmidon

    Contra Robert Bellah, that’s a category error.

    Actions are good or bad, not societies.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_Man_and_Immoral_Society

    • Replies: @Romanian
  55. Dr. X says:

    James Alex Fields is charged with murder in the auto collision death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville last year.

    Fields wasn’t only charged with murder; he was also charged with federal “hate crimes” — despite the fact that he is alleged to have killed a white person. According to Ann Coulter this charge was based on his social media posts — making it a thoughtcrime charge.

    When you add in the fact that antifa perpetrated the violence in Charlottesville and Fields was threatened and his car was attacked and you have the very real possibility that there was justifiable self-defense, it becomes obvious that this is going to be a politically-motivated Stalinist show trial like the Zimmerman trial was.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  56. anon[177] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Somerset Maugham trained as a physician in London and felt his exposure to lower class life helped his writing. He never had a practice.

  57. Anon[932] • Disclaimer says:

    ” it doesn’t lead to overpopulation.”

    Has this guy not seen a demographic projection for Africa?

    “You can’t stop population growth by letting poor children die.”

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

    Pinker should just go. He exemplifies all the worst elements of our ruling elite: duplicitous, self-serving, virtue signalling, and tribalist (but not nationalist or even civic minded).

  58. anonymous[177] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    The obstetrics side of ob/gyn is pretty stressful and can result in some ugly outcomes and lawsuits, that’s dude territory.

  59. Anon[168] • Disclaimer says:

    “Imagine a future archaeologist who becomes curious about our “Bike Lock Philosopher.” What conclusions would be made based on and limited to those three words?”

    Eventually, Unz will be shut down by the country’s future politburo on the basis of hate speech or promoting harassment (or some other equally nebulous but ominous-sounding thing). I imagine a preserved version of this site, and especially its many comments, will be a valuable resource for future Chinese historians attempting to piece together the past; they’ll come here and learn all about the guy.

    The US may end up studied like the Roman Empire; China may even preserve some of our history and traditions just like the Western World did for ancient Greece and Rome. Who knows? Maybe this very comment is being read right now 100 years into the future by some guy on his lunch break or maybe even an artificial intelligence. If so, I have only one thing to say: the past wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.

  60. @Steve Sailer

    Why? What makes you think female doctors want to do pap smears? It’s gross and unpleasant. At least men (for their own odd reasons) enjoy inspecting those body parts. As long as there’s a female nurse present it’s no big deal anyway.

    • Replies: @Anon
  61. BB753 says:
    @Twinkie

    That doesn’t make any sense.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  62. Brief, but necessary reminder regarding James Fields: he was threatened with an assualt rifle just seconds before he drove down a street that was illegally blocked with morbidly obese Democratic voters.

    She also died of a heart attack, as 300+lb smokers often do.

    • Replies: @Olorin
  63. OT but funny quote: “Barack Obama, the poet laureate of identity politics”
    From https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/567110/

  64. ChrisZ says:
    @Alec Leamas

    Fields may be a case where “personalizing” the issue (a la Alinskyite practice) actually weakens the Left’s propaganda about the “threat” the Alt-Right poses to America.

    God help him, but it’s impossible to view Fields as some kind of sinister, aggressive figure. Better for the Left to keep things nebulous and abstract, let people imagine a powerful army of “Haven Monahans” created in their own paranoid fantasies, than to dwell on the one pathetic kid they’ve managed to bring to trial, but who really doesn’t scare anybody.

    Somewhat related: One thing I’ve noticed searching the Internet today is that it’s easier to find a picture of Fields than of Clanton. The Left does a thorough job of obscuring its own malefactors in name and image.

  65. @Anonym

    I’m shocked more by his misuse of decimate than by his sentimentality.

  66. @eah

    Very much agree. And we are starting to see this same behavior in high-achieving Asians.

  67. Romanian says: • Website
    @Anonym

    Was Rosling senile when he said that? I mean, child mortality has been THE means for population control throughout human history, until very recently.

  68. Romanian says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    My female friends tell me that the best gynecologists are male. I don’t know why. Maybe the reputation system is biased in favor of men?

    • Replies: @Forbes
    , @Anonym
  69. Romanian says: • Website
    @Desiderius

    You did not link to a Robert Bellah book. Can you please explain what you meant by posting the link?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  70. @indocon

    There is something fundamentally wrong with Scandinavian brain type that makes them susceptibly to Somali types.

    I don’t know how many times I have to say this, but the Somalis arrived in the Twin Cities in the wake of a huge wave of native blacks from Chicago and elsewhere, during the welfare-reform era. They were relatively tame in comparison. Not just to blacks, but to Hmong refugees as well. It wasn’t just woolly-headedness, we had more pressing problems at the time.

    Now the Hmong have settled down and become cops, and the problem black natives are mostly sequestered in North Minneapolis, where nobody else goes. So Somali problems are more likely to come to the fore.

    Still, their terrorism is focused abroad rather than here. They haven’t murdered any US Senators nor shot up our soldiers on domestic bases– the oh-so-holy Palestinians have done both.

    In lilywhite cities like Owatonna, Rochester, and St Cloud, Somalis stick out like a sore thumb. Also, they and other refugees are brought in by Lutheran Social Services and Catholic Charities (the cynic in me suspects into each other’s domains; St Cloud is the buckle in Minnesota’s German Catholic belt). And the churches aren’t paying for this, the taxpayer is. So aim your fire at these agencies.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  71. I guess I’m now guilty of that greatest self-aggrandizing sin, double posting from another thread, but…

    You really need to look into Lexis Nexis subscriptions. You’re going to kill yourself doing this stuff manually. Or is that family of Mexicans that kicked you out of your office and into the walk-in closet now working (doing the research Americans won’t do) for you?

  72. Anonymous[441] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2018/08/08/editorials/fix-difficulties-confronting-female-doctors/

    “The given logic was that women doctors tend to resign or take long leaves due to marriage or childbirth, creating staffing shortage at its affiliated hospitals.”

    Further down:

    “Around 90 percent of [10,000 surveyed female doctors] think that they need an improved work environment or support for child rearing in order to keep working as doctors.”

    Nobody notice nothin’,” as Steve says.

    • Replies: @Anon
  73. Olorin says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    God’s more like Rory Gallagher.

  74. @indocon

    Not the Minnesota of Margie Gunderson by golly!

  75. @eah

    Am re-reading Nicholas Wade’s “A Troublesome Inheritance”. The Pinkster doesn’t come off too well in the intellectual integrity department.

  76. Twinkie says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    Feeling defensive about your fellow Asian, Twinkie?

    No more defensive of them than I am of whites (the other half of my family).

    If you read my other comments, you’d see that I defended Mr. Sailer’s decision to write about Sarah Jeong in multiple posts, e.g.: http://www.unz.com/isteve/vox-why-insulting-jews-is-bad-but-insulting-whites-is-good/#comment-2447718

    So I was ribbing Mr. Sailer a little bit about a search term on this site. Clearly, YOU can’t take a joke.

    As George Lincoln Rockwell said, your skin colour is your uniform in this battle for survival in the west.

    You are in a fine company with ignorant black people, for whom race is everything.

    • Replies: @Johnny Smoggins
  77. J.Ross says: • Website
    @jim jones

    Maybe Rumpole fans will remember Miss Always, the promising female barrister who retires as soon as she bags a rich guy. This is a widely understood and whispered phenomenon that is now not allowed into the polite discussion echo chamber. Everything a woman does, no matter how impressive, is a hobby she can walk away from at any time, but a man’s professional conduct is his life.
    Furthermore, we want women to have babies, especially Japanese women. An anon at 4chan proposed a full ride government scholarship for any woman who passes the admission exam and has already had kids.
    There is also the problem of feminists ruining government and professional competency: a Finn warms of a new trend to favor the last exam in high school (which girls tend to ace, but which also doesn’t really mean anything) over some later tests (which men tend to do better in). Once attendence, politeness, and minor memorization in high school are the criteria, whole fields will go all female, and they’ll also be brilliant at using paperwork and categories to hide their mistakes.

  78. Forbes says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Aren’t they about 40 years late for inventing this ‘Blockbuster’ award?

    Spielberg just missed out with “Jaws” in 1975, while Stallone cashed in with “Rocky” in 1976.

  79. Olorin says:
    @GamecockJerry

    Heart attack…but also p!ss poor emergency/trauma medical response on the part of the riot organizers.

    The “street medics,” if any, at these events are trained, if at all, by various nonprofit groups. Their “training” can be as little as 20-30 hours. Black Cross Health Collective in Portland (OR) used to offer a more rigorous, 100-hour, training program. But even that fell way short of the weeks or months of training that even basic EMTs receive…plus structured and supervised field experience.

    Most of the people “rendering aid” when the skirmishing begins have no training at all and they do what they see on TV, or think they saw. Thus their faraway globalist handlers organize/foment combat situations…then when the bodies start to fall, the combat medics are few and far between while poseurs and well-meaning idiots abound. All in the interest of engineering media moments–Situationist guerrilla street theater–with the hopes of making dissident right individuals and groups look bad. And counting on the presstitute media to fill in the Narrative as needed.

    If you want a gut-punching example of how “antifa” and its funders put their supporters at risk, look at the various clips of Metal Baton Man who beat on Rufio Panman in Portland about a month ago. After taking several blows to his (obviously guarded) forearms, Panman suspended the attack with one punch.

    The punch immediately sent the obvious-brawl-virgin attacker into planking mode (compressed mandibular nerve?), as well as “fencing response,” though a medically minded buddy suggested vestibular stimulus reflex resulting from sudden shock to the inner ear, based on where the punch landed.

    After ending the attack on himself, Panman backed off with obvious discipline and self control after securing the baton. Then “antifa” “helpers” moved in. They grabbed various parts of him and his garments, even using his arm, which was still in “fencing response” position, as a handle…then hauled him off like a sack of cotton. Or a Democrat POTUS candidate, except that her handlers had the good sense to keep her torso erect.

    Thus having just taken a haymaker to the head while being in fully adrenalized attack mode, he was hauled off with his head/neck flopping over to one side and his shoulders ramming against them while transported.

    When I first saw that, my expostulations brought the love of my life in from a few rooms away. (Apparently I yelled, “Aw, sh!t, NO NO NO!” in reaction to how they were dragging him.)

    Later social media clips showed him having been dragged across the street to lie on the sidewalk, feet facing the curb, and his feet spasming in a manner that indicates seizure. At that point he was still not receiving EMT or medical attention.

    When did the “antifa” organizers get around to that? The Megaphone never said, though my guess is that the taxpayers of Portland or Multnomah County dutifully stepped into the breach with their own FD EMTs on the scene.

    This sort of thing has contributed to many injuries and the intensification of ones already received.

    My guess is that Heather Heyer, the obese Newports smoker, died because no one was on hand to properly respond, immediately, to her coronary episode, whatever its cause. Judging from photos of her bulk, both prone and walking, a mere shock adrenaline surge could have done the job. By the time FD medics got to her, she had already received CPR from an “antifa street medic.”

    This is one more of the themes/topics that American Pravda’s Megaphone simply won’t touch. Literal medical malpractice routinely used for narrative/Alinskyite/dramatic effect by agents of the left…that result in incapacitation or death.

    Thus we hear again and again about Nazis Marching In Charlottesville (something whose photos/videos I’m still awaiting)…but nothing about who funded the “antifa” riots…and why the funding didn’t include a line item for appropriate emergency response when the riots had their desired effect of causing it bleeds/it leads violence. Heather Heyer’s family should be suing every organization that lured their stupid obese unhealthy relative onto the streets, putting her in harm’s way, then leaving her at the mercy of “antifa street medics.”

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Anonymous
    , @Olorin
  80. Cortes says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Physique can be important in other specialisms.

    I’ve heard of puny orthopaedic surgeons who’ve had to have major help with big operations (joint replacement and the like) on adults and who fought tooth and nail to avoid assignment as paediatric surgeons. In contrast, the story of the huge (6ft 4”) woman whose dreams of becoming an eye specialist foundered on the inability of her proportionally sized hands to use the fine instruments reduced me to tears of laughter.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  81. Forbes says:
    @Anonymous

    blacks commit roughly 87.5 percent of black-white interracial violent crime.

    That’s a good back of the envelope calculation. Historically, it had been ~90%. Whites probably are 5.5x the black population. If you use the offending rate per thousand, and adjust for the race proportion, you get to the same rough conclusion.

  82. @Reg Cæsar

    Along with the Jewish minoritarian problem, woman herd mentality and misplaced nurturing problem, cheap labor shilling problem, leftist replace the people with more compliant voters problem and post-Christian good-white virtue signalling problem there definitely is some sort of “Christian” virtue signalling, save-the-worlding problem.

    Based Christians need to call out their “Christian” brothers and sisters that dumping low IQ foreigners and welfare cases into your community is not actually “loving thy neighbor”, but crapping on him.

    • Agree: Forbes
    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
  83. @ThreeCranes

    Thanks for the Layla link Steve.

    I’m not really a “music guy” and hadn’t listened to that in 5 or 10 years. Still excellent.

    • Replies: @Michelle
  84. Forbes says:
    @Romanian

    I’ve had girlfriends who said the same–including one where it was a husband and wife practice and the husband’s manner and care was preferred.

    • Replies: @Romanian
    , @Anonymous
  85. CJ says:
    @Altai

    Best Popular Film? We’ll see how that works out, but right now the Oscar telecast sucks and its ratings are tanking. Not surprising that changes are being suggested.

  86. notanon says:
    @Alec Leamas

    The lack of mention of Fields is more interesting – I think that the media was so insistent to blame the President for his “NAZI supporters” causing “violence in Charlottesville” that at first they just sort of erased Fields from view.

    there’s video of his car being attacked before he accelerated so they’re memory holing it.

    • Replies: @Anon
  87. EH says:
    @Anonymous

    Good idea, though it seems like a long way to go for a pun. Maybe you could put the jacks in the hasp-holes of the lock body? Have to check dimensions, might have to drill them out a bit. Not sure how you could fit 3 pots on a little lock body, though. Even the stomp switch would be a little tricky, and many lock bodies wouldn’t lie flat on the floor. I’d suggest a brass body, looks nicer and way easier to machine than steel.

  88. @Romanian

    Bellah wrote a book called The Good Society, though I should have referenced Lippmann’s book of the same name.

    Niebuhr dissented.

    • Replies: @Romanian
  89. Anonym says:
    @Romanian

    For the same reason that anything involving the diagnosing and proposing of a solution to a problem is going to have the best practitioners be male. The extra 1.5 IQ point plus the extra variance means that at the far right end of the bell curve, males will dominate, and the further you want to go, the more males there are.

    http://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/sexdifferences.aspx

    • Replies: @Romanian
    , @AnonymQ
  90. @Twinkie

    “So I was ribbing Mr. Sailer a little bit about a search term on this site”

    Sure……

    “You are in a fine company with ignorant black people, for whom race is everything.”

    You may not see skin colour, but it sees you.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  91. Romanian says: • Website
    @Desiderius

    Thank you for the explanation! I only know about Bellah from the civil religion idea.

  92. Romanian says: • Website
    @Anonym

    But there is also a selection factor for certain jobs. The fact that, intellectually, the top practitioners may be male does not explain the apparent female consensus, despite there being, I assume, more women in this particular specialization. There must be something to the bedside manner of the men or an inter-female thing going on.

    • Replies: @Anonym
    , @S. Anonyia
  93. Anonym says:
    @Romanian

    I would think that for any male to want to be a gyno, they’d have to really enjoy looking at and being fascinated with (in a sexual way) the business end of the female anatomy. Otherwise why do it?

    People in general like competent doctors. Maybe bedside manner accounts for some of it (and maybe there is some of that to it), but I suspect a lot would be explained by males being the best at everything for the most part. What field do females stand out in, with medicine? What field to the best tend to be female?

    I am not saying that you can’t have acceptable or even good female gynos. But if you are snob and have to have the best…

  94. Anon[544] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    super white guys like … Benicio Del Toro

    Nice. Conquistador?

    There’s going to be an uncanny valley where filmmakers are going to feel conflicted about which to go for. But as you say, maybe this will turn out not to be a new popular movie award so much as a new art film award, and the art film side will be the affirmative action trash can.

    What they need is a new Marvel/D.C./Star Wars/Star Trek award. Just limit it to those. That is an 80 percent solution to the problem.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  95. @Romanian

    I think male gynos are probably more “pleased to be there” if they got into the field to begin with. Are probably less grossed out by women who don’t take care of themselves. Female gynos are probably more businesslike with a harsher bedside manner.

    • Replies: @Romanian
  96. @Anon

    super white guys like … Benicio Del Toro

    Nice. Conquistador?

    Benicio del Toro’s car dealership owning family is rich enough that his dad was kidnapped and held for ransom in the 1990s. James Cameron provided a million dollar ransom and hostage negotiators to get Benicio’s dad released. Benicio refused to set foot in Mexico for the next 15 years. He moved his family to the leafy Las Virgenes School District in one of L.A. whitest exurbs.

    • Replies: @Romanian
    , @Anon
  97. Romanian says: • Website
    @S. Anonyia

    Maybe it is just a lack of imagination, but I always assumed that the job turns men off. It’s not all supermodels and jailbait. I would also assume that they literally burn out and become sexless. I don’t know any gynos, so I am probably wrong.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  98. Romanian says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    Can we get a review of “Sicario 2: Build the damn wall already”?

  99. Anonymous[277] • Disclaimer says:
    @Romanian

    Ron Paul was an ob-gyn.

  100. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Dr. X

    Good, hopefully the prosecutor will be as sharp and the witnesses as clear.

  101. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Olorin

    Excellent post. And if course it’s obvious that the whole point of blocking traffic, which was also a favorite tactic of BLM, was to generate victims.
    Everyone must watch the Glenn Ford movie Trial (unrelated to Kafka), it’s like a layperson-friendly instructional narrative film explaining Alinskyite behavior. Critically, it came out before Rules for Radicals. RfR was not Alinksy’s innovation, but his summary of existing scams and tricks developed and used in the early Twentieth century.
    Trial has a great message: their central idea to to show that our institutions don’t work, even if it’s because of their own monkey wrenches. So let’s show them working institutions. Be honest, transparent, militant, and lawful, and Alinsky’s apprentice will look like the Alinsky-figure in the movie at the end, sputtering and ridiculous.
    Unrelated, thanks to whoever it was that posted the NJ dot com story:

    “She knocks me to the ground and starts clawing my face,” he said. “I felt the energy in her nails as she was just tearing my skin. The only thing that I could do was bite her.”

    Dieter, my idea of the perfect date is not possible under current German law.

  102. peterike says:
    @donut

    “20 years ago when I worked in that area besides some projects bordering the Columbia/Barnard neighborhood the area had numerous SROs . They all seemed to be owned by Russians .”

    Well Jewish Russians. The number of Jewish-Russian landlords in NYC is enormous.

  103. Anon[144] • Disclaimer says:

    Try “Israel + Border Wall” and “Israel + Separation Barrier” vs. “Trump + Border Wall” and “Trump + Separation Barrier.”

  104. Twinkie says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    You may not see skin colour, but it sees you.

    There is a big difference between “seeing skin color” and “your skin color is your uniform in this battle.” Furthermore, you don’t realize that my wife is white and my children are half-white (so think about where my sympathies would lie).

    Demographic/racial distribution of traits are what they are. It’s simply science. But I judge individuals based on their actions, not their “uniform.” So far, you have shown me that you are a jackass, whatever your race.

    As for this Jeong bimbo, I do not care whether she wears the “same uniform” or not. I don’t care for her character and have made my opinion clear:

    Sarah Jeong appears to be either 1) a loathsome racist or 2) a craven opportunist playing a character.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @J.Ross
  105. Twinkie says:
    @BB753

    That doesn’t make any sense.

    What do you need explained?

    Both ob/gyn and pediatrics have poor compensation and lots of scud work. It’s boring work with cranky patients all the while making peanut money. Most high caliber male medical students avoid them. They are popular with women, because many patients prefer women doctors for those roles, and because it’s easier to have “work-life balance” (be able to raise children) while being those docs. It’s not great work if you are the primary breadwinner though, hence unpopularity with men. It’s a perfect convergence of several factors favoring feminization of those fields within medicine.

    Meanwhile, say, ortho and radiology are heavily male (and well-paid), let alone something like urology.

  106. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @SporadicMyrmidon

    Brock Turner, James Alex Fields, and Eric Clanton all seem to be not irredeemable young men who have made horrible immoral choices.

    What were the horrible immoral choices made by Turner and Fields?

    • Replies: @SporadicMyrmidon
  107. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Since the med student is paying and since medical education is arbitrarily highly expensive and artificially limited in numbers by the doctors’ union (they don’t call it a union, but it is) it is up to the student

    Your conclusion doesn’t follow. Society doesn’t allocate all its opportunities and privileges entirely based on ability and willingness to pay. If it isn’t good for society to admit so many females to med schools and residencies, then there is a good argument to not do so.

  108. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    How old was he when he went back for the EE/CS degree? Why did he go back to law after?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  109. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alec Leamas

    What is the best summary of the Turner case facts?

  110. Anon[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @jim jones

    Women Doctors stop doing any work once they have a first baby:

    That is hard to believe.

  111. Anon[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @stillCARealist

    What is gross and unpleasant about it?

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
  112. Anon[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Sorry, but what are we supposed to be noticing?

  113. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Olorin

    Thus we hear again and again about Nazis Marching In Charlottesville (something whose photos/videos I’m still awaiting)…

    You haven’t seen photos of that? What photos have you seen?

  114. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Forbes

    Women are sometimes said to dislike each other.

  115. Anon[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @notanon

    Are you sure it was attacked BEFORE he accelerated?

  116. AnonymQ says:
    @Anonym

    For the same reason that anything involving the diagnosing and proposing of a solution to a problem is going to have the best practitioners be male.

    What are some other occupations or fields that involve diagnosing and proposing a solution to a problem?

  117. Anonymous[357] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    I’m guessing maybe 30? He was from a small town and went back to law on a limited basis because at that level it keeps him busy and is not stressful: he enjoys what he does. He has enough money he doesn’t need to do anything. Last time I talked to him he was having a ball.

  118. Anon[190] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I thought that was Guillermo?

  119. @Johnny Smoggins

    Speaking of skin, no one on this forum is more thin-skinned than the twinkster, as he demonstrates here yet again. Colossal insecurity.

  120. @Anon

    You must not be a woman. I’d love to describe the exam to you but my delicateness prevents it.

    Here’s some help: imagine being a proctologist or urologist. Imagine doing colonoscopies all day.

    Delivering babies is a filthy job, but at least there’s the joy of the newborn.

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  121. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Twinkie

    I omitted this earlier because I wanted the sub-discussion to end but: I’ve never seen a North-East Asian whose skin color was outside the range for inarguably “white” people. Instead of literal skin color the uniform should be how closely the trouser waist lines up with the actual waistline.

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  122. Olorin says:
    @Olorin

    For those interested in seeing the dragging-of-the-antifa-attacker, I seem to have linked a video that only shows the first 9 seconds. Here’s the rest.

    One of the people who bragged on Twitter about having “rescued” the attacker…

    …has made quite a little career for himself being an MSM mouthpiece of “antifa”:

    https://alexanderreidross.net/

    https://alexanderreidross.net/media-mentions/

    https://www.haaretz.com/misc/writers/WRITER-1.6007587

    Yet another aspiring Obama-era academic apprentice likely quite shocked that November 2016 disrupted his Establishment SJW career plans.

    https://alexanderreidross.net/curriculum-vitae/

    Among Ross’s connections is Project Censored, which “recognized” him in 2016, whatever that means.

    Project Censored was taken over in 2010 by a guy named Mickey Huff. He teaches history at Diablo Valley Community College–where Eric Clanton (the bike lock basher) used to part-time teach “philosophy” and “ethics.”

    https://www.dvcinquirer.com/uncategorized/2009/08/31/unconventional-dvc-professor-spurs-thoughtbr/

    https://www.dvcinquirer.com/news/2016/09/08/project-censored/

    Point being that when inept street medic/first aid response costs someone their functions or even life, it should be easy to track down the people responsible for the ineptitude. EMTs are held to a high standard on this account; so are any of us who were ever emergency or first responders. But somehow when the violence produces violence, there are no lawyers around willing to go after these leftist killers of their own supporters and no journalists willing to connect easy dots.

    FWIW, here’s Clanton’s lawyer:

    https://keywiki.org/Dan_Siegel

  123. @AnotherDad

    Based Christians need to call out their “Christian” brothers and sisters that dumping low IQ foreigners and welfare cases into your community is not actually “loving thy neighbor”, but crapping on him.

    But isn’t the problem intrinsic to the Yeshuan universalism? “We are all YHWH’s children” aren’t we? And if we are all created by YHWH and equally eligible for salvation, then why is my neighbor any more valuable than some cannibal in the Congo? We weren’t Chosen, except perhaps to fulfill the role of missionaries to take the Gospel to the unfortunate heathens who haven’t yet been thumped in the head too often by the Good Book.

    Yeshuanity doesn’t allow a distinction between Dutch and Zulu. Only between believers and non-believers, the faithful and the faithless can we distinguish. And as a Yeshuan culture this is the root of our problem today with immigration, crime, etc. We must “spread the other cheek” (thanks @Rurik for that phrase!) and love those rascally Somalis in Minnesota even harder. It’s not their fault, they just haven’t received Yeshua’s Word. Yeshuanity requires one to be either a Cuck or a hypocrite.

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  124. @stillCARealist

    Delivering babies is a filthy job

    Why, why, does nobody ever warn expecting dads about this horror show? I had seen many litters of puppies, kittens, even foals and calves being delivered. I never did the mental math with regard to humans. There’s not a snowflake’s chance in an NRA convention that I’d have been in the delivery room if I had.

    You want more white babies in the world? Here’s an idea: don’t allow fathers in the delivery room until the godawful mess and even worse stench is cleared. Cut the umbilical? Are you effing nuts? I want to cut my vas deferens! And I’ll wait for that Kodak moment until after the nasty little beast is de-slimed, normal colored, fresh smelling, and presentable..

    My wife doesn’t hold my hand when I’m fixing the plumbing or wiring or patching the roof. I don’t need to hold her hand while she’s doing her job either!

  125. @Stan d Mute

    (thanks for that phrase!)

    Weird. I know I typed the “at” symbol and Rurik’s name when I commented above. Never had a comment edited before. Still, part of stealing good ideas shamelessly is giving credit to those from whom I’ve appropriated them.

    Maybe I’m over-medicated?

  126. Michelle says:
    @AnotherDad

    “It’s In the Way That You Use It” from the movie “The Color of Money” written by Eric Clapton and Robbie Robertson and sung by Clapton, is a particular favorite of mine.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=it%27s+in+the+way+that+you+use+it&oq=it&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i65l2j69i57j69i59j69i61.1087j0j7&client=tablet-android-google&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

  127. @Anonymous

    OK, good question.
    Any opinion I have on any of these cases is to some degree shaped by media reports, which are very often quite misleading. But that is what we’ve mostly got, even if we apply critical analysis to them.

    Upon reflection, I’d grant that Turner’s “immoral choice” was considerably less than that of the others. Still, if he was sexually molesting an unconscious woman, I’d say this is morally depraved. I certainly think that cultivating a desire to do this is morally depraved, although I would also agree that the objective harm to the “victim” is less than many make it out to be. But it is not something that men should do, no matter what their momentary desires.

    So far as I can tell from what I have read, the decision of Fields to get in his car and drive down that street was at least partially motivated by the accurate perception that he was being dealt injustice. I do not think he was intending to murder anyone. But my reading is that he quite accurately recognized that he was being screwed by the authorities, and this shaped his hostility towards the crowds on the streets. It seems to me that he should have left to fight another day. It does not seem that he was simply an utterly innocent driver set upon by hostile antifa. He is almost certainly going to get a far harsher punishment than he deserves, but I do not think that absolves him of responsibility. I don’t doubt at all that he was subjected to wrong, inasmuch as it seems the authorities were manipulating the opposing factions via calculated duplicity, but so far as I can tell, he did not need to get in his car and drive as he did.

    Clanton is the only way who seems to have justified to himself the intentional inflection of harm on others, but as I read these accounts, it does seem that the others did wrong too.

    Perhaps I do not grasp the facts, or am misinterpreting them, but that is how I call it at the moment.

  128. Anonymous[408] • Disclaimer says:
    @Cortes

    What’s wrong with being a paediatric surgeon?

  129. @jim jones

    Women Doctors stop doing any work once they have a first baby

    Your warning is timely.

    My wife’s favorite girl cousin, a specialist with a private practice, had a baby boy yesterday. We’ll have to watch her closely.

    Although, based on what I know about three women doctor friends of a few decades standing, it is unlikely-at least here in America.

    Working conditions and career prospects at the NHS in the UK might be different. Not to mention compensation.

  130. BB753 says:

    I don’t know, I have a small kid and I’d rather have a sober old school male pediatrician examine my son than a bublehead female spinster doctor who treats her patients like they were their own kids. Female doctors seldom act professional around kids.

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