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  1. Barnard says:

    One interesting aspect of the case that seems to have been lost is that Justine Damond called 911 because she thought she saw an attempted rape. The Minneapolis PD has not released any information about this and I don’t know that the DA has either. What did Damond witness and what do the police know about it?

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    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    Back when this whole situation was first in the media I thought there was a sliver of possibility that Noor was the assailant that Damond witnessed.
    , @Jenner Ickham Errican

    What did Damond witness and what do the police know about it?
     
    This. (#113)
    , @Paul Jolliffe
    The judge issued a restraining order against Noor, ordering him to have no contact with his fellow police officer partner from the squad car.

    We can infer that Noor has been threatening his partner, and that the Somali community in the Twin Cities approves.

    We can also infer that the partner, Matthew Hannity, is going to testify against Noor, which will of course, be a damning indictment of the mayor and the entire city administration.

    Noor posted the $400,000 bond. First year cops don't have that money. Someone rich and powerful paid it for him.

    A possible outcome: a tragic "accident" involving Hannity.

    If that does happen, then there is nothing the state won't do to maintain the current narrative.

    http://m.startribune.com/minneapolis-police-officer-mohamed-noor-makes-first-court-appearance-bail-set-at-400-000/477544853/
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  2. newrouter says:

    A refugee tariff? 1000 X 1000?

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  3. Because blacks represent 18 percent of the city’s [Minneapolis's] population,…

    My gosh, this is not Mary Tyler Moore’s Minneapolis!

    Also from Hohmann’s article:

    Incredibly, other police officers involved in the incident have also refused to co-operate. Both Noor and his partner Matthew Harrity had apparently “forgotten” to turn on their bodycams, a violation of procedure. A cover-up is obviously underway.

    The thick blue line seems to beat any kind of white solidarity, or just justice, for that matter. It’s pretty sad, and I’m guessing they are cowards for not speaking up about the recruitment of guys like Noor who have no business being cops.

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    The thick blue line seems to beat any kind of white solidarity, or just justice, for that matter. It’s pretty sad, and I’m guessing they are cowards for not speaking up about the recruitment of guys like Noor who have no business being cops.
     
    Indeed. Unfortunately, juries are often too deferential towards the police. Those cops who murdered that drunken guy in a hotel in Phoenix a year and a half ago got off scott free.
    , @J.Ross
    If I were a cop and had a partner who mishandled a gun that egregiously (and near to my own face) I would be ready to do whatever it took to get him out.
    , @David In TN
    The "thick blue line" in this case may be due to fear of being called "Islamophobic" or that old standby "racist."
    , @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Cops are fast sinking to the level of public school teachers in my view. Pretty much any government employee represented by a union is corrupt (at least in bed with corruption).
    , @AnotherDad

    The thick blue line seems to beat any kind of white solidarity, or just justice, for that matter. It’s pretty sad, and I’m guessing they are cowards for not speaking up about the recruitment of guys like Noor who have no business being cops.
     
    Cops who don't cooperate with an investigation should be fired immediately.

    There is a constitutional right against self-incrimination. There is no constitutional right to government employment.

    This is an extraordinarily simple concept, but it's been eroded by all the legalism/lawyerism that's infected the US the past 50. Having a on the force who is actively impeding a legitimate law enforcement investigation in an abomination.

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  4. Lot says:

    4chan always has something…

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    • LOL: MBlanc46
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    Well, hey, the two massacres that took pistols away from Englishmen were the work of men named Ryan and Hamilton.

    They could have passed Green Codes and Plaid Codes, like our Black Codes, and left Englishmen alone. But no, everyone's into equality these days.
    , @AndrewR
    When has MacFarlane called for gun control, even through satire?

    And does Bill Clinton really have Irish Catholic ancestry? Too lazy to google.
    , @Bragadocious
    To be fair, the Irish wouldn't claim any of those people, except Sam Powers, who was born there and still talks like them. The only time the Irish play the ethnic unity card is when they're demanding amnesty for their illegals. Then all of a sudden people like Marty Walsh are "Irish" and owe them something. They're the most self-interested people on the planet.
    , @Anonym
    I don't see O'Feinstein.
    , @CCZ
    Add CT US Senator Chris Murphy.

    "Sen. Chris Murphy Calls for Reinstating Assault Weapons Ban & Breaking NRA’s “Vise Grip” on GOP"
    Democracy Now! March 06, 2018

    "one of the most vocal advocates for gun control in Washington, Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut."
    , @Glaivester
    Whether it is Jews or Irishmen - either way, the problem is Ben Stiller. ;)
    , @Been
    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons that fire hundreds of rounds per minute from sweet, decent Americans? (...as the founders intended).

    Benjamin Franklin must be rolling over in his grave. His dream of assault weapons for all is slowly dying (well, maybe in like 60 years).
    , @Felix...
    Somebody hasn't been watching their Wizard of Oz.
    , @Little Red Smurf
    Clinton's ancestry is mainly English and Scots. By the way, Clinton is his stepfather's surname.
    , @Father O'Hara
    This,one assumes,is a joke;a parody of things like the so enlightening CNN graph of who runs the place.
    MacFarlane is mixed,but I would love to claim him,as I used to be a big fan of FG. I was surprised to see that he was Catholic. I doubt his Mayflower ancestors would approve.
    As for Samantha Powers,what grotesqueries that transpire in her bedroom with her Obama loving Jewish husband are best left unexamined.
    , @AnotherDad
    Clinton is Scots-Irish not Irish-Irish.

    That said, my Irish relatives indeed have a lot to answer for politically in the US. (Though they tend to be coming around now.) The Anglos really should have never let us in. But to be fair to my kin, there are two, or three, or four other groups that have done much more damage and even more obviously should never have been let in.
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  5. BenKenobi says:
    @Barnard
    One interesting aspect of the case that seems to have been lost is that Justine Damond called 911 because she thought she saw an attempted rape. The Minneapolis PD has not released any information about this and I don't know that the DA has either. What did Damond witness and what do the police know about it?

    Back when this whole situation was first in the media I thought there was a sliver of possibility that Noor was the assailant that Damond witnessed.

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    "Back when this whole situation was first in the media I thought there was a sliver of possibility that Noor was the assailant that Damond witnessed."

    Would that surprise anyone? That could be true. It might not be true.

    This case is odd. The police get called all the time because someone saw someone trying to break into their storage shed, or they just think they saw something, but when the police arrive there is nothing to see.

    And no one ever gets shot. But this lady in her pajamas does.
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  6. anon • Disclaimer says:

    Who employs Colbert and O’Donnell?
    Who funds Biden, Leahyk O’Malley, Walsh, Neal, Kennedy and Malloy’s campaigns?
    Powers and McDonough were apparatchiks appointed by Obama. Who funded Obama’s campaign?
    Affleck, Clooney: Do you think that they are responding to incentives? Movie producers?

    I might give you Sweeney and Macfarlene. Maybe. And 0.5 for Affleck and Clooney each. That’s 3/16 and, and I would probably give you less if I researched it more.

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  8. @Lot
    4chan always has something...

    https://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1502/18/1502187786597.jpg

    Well, hey, the two massacres that took pistols away from Englishmen were the work of men named Ryan and Hamilton.

    They could have passed Green Codes and Plaid Codes, like our Black Codes, and left Englishmen alone. But no, everyone’s into equality these days.

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  9. Mr. Anon says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Because blacks represent 18 percent of the city’s [Minneapolis's] population,...
     
    My gosh, this is not Mary Tyler Moore's Minneapolis!

    Also from Hohmann's article:

    Incredibly, other police officers involved in the incident have also refused to co-operate. Both Noor and his partner Matthew Harrity had apparently “forgotten” to turn on their bodycams, a violation of procedure. A cover-up is obviously underway.
     
    The thick blue line seems to beat any kind of white solidarity, or just justice, for that matter. It's pretty sad, and I'm guessing they are cowards for not speaking up about the recruitment of guys like Noor who have no business being cops.

    The thick blue line seems to beat any kind of white solidarity, or just justice, for that matter. It’s pretty sad, and I’m guessing they are cowards for not speaking up about the recruitment of guys like Noor who have no business being cops.

    Indeed. Unfortunately, juries are often too deferential towards the police. Those cops who murdered that drunken guy in a hotel in Phoenix a year and a half ago got off scott free.

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    • Replies: @bomag

    Those cops who murdered that drunken guy in a hotel in Phoenix a year and a half ago got off scott free.
     
    So disgusting. Your right to life is superseded by cop privilege to shoot you if they think you've moved your hand incorrectly.
    , @jim jones
    The last time I served on a jury I asked the judge if Police Officers should be given extra credibility, his reply was that they are the same as any other member of the public.
    , @The preferred nomenclature is...
    In the present day FUSA I am way, way more afraid of an encounter with an armed government employee than some street thug.

    I avoid times and places where street thugs dominate. You can't do that with our all powerful and extremely trigger happy government employee thugs, especially when you are a law-abiding middle class white family man like myself.
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  10. AndrewR says:
    @Lot
    4chan always has something...

    https://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1502/18/1502187786597.jpg

    When has MacFarlane called for gun control, even through satire?

    And does Bill Clinton really have Irish Catholic ancestry? Too lazy to google.

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    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen

    When has MacFarlane called for gun control, even through satire?
     
    https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/970218699742302208

    https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/969338812210995200

    https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/964874855848947712

    Etc.
    , @J.Ross
    The assumption until proven otherwise is that they're leftoid globalist activists whose celebrity and wealth and good media treatment is contingent on toeing the party line. There is a small number of celebrities who believe in the Constitution. Seth has never been one of those.
    , @Flip
    Scotch-Irish but his father is unclear.
    , @Anonymous

    When has MacFarlane called for gun control, even through satire?
     
    Are you serious? There was a whole Family Guy episode dedicated to the "gun owners have small penises and are racists" trope:



    (If the clip doesn't embed properly just search anywhere for Family Guy NRA episode.
    , @Brutusale
    Bubba BJ's mother was born a Cassidy.
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  11. @Lot
    4chan always has something...

    https://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1502/18/1502187786597.jpg

    To be fair, the Irish wouldn’t claim any of those people, except Sam Powers, who was born there and still talks like them. The only time the Irish play the ethnic unity card is when they’re demanding amnesty for their illegals. Then all of a sudden people like Marty Walsh are “Irish” and owe them something. They’re the most self-interested people on the planet.

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  12. Anonym says:
    @Lot
    4chan always has something...

    https://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1502/18/1502187786597.jpg

    I don’t see O’Feinstein.

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  13. CCZ says:
    @Lot
    4chan always has something...

    https://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1502/18/1502187786597.jpg

    Add CT US Senator Chris Murphy.

    “Sen. Chris Murphy Calls for Reinstating Assault Weapons Ban & Breaking NRA’s “Vise Grip” on GOP”
    Democracy Now! March 06, 2018

    “one of the most vocal advocates for gun control in Washington, Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut.”

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    And we dislike the assault weapons ban because...?
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  14. Glaivester says: • Website
    @Lot
    4chan always has something...

    https://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1502/18/1502187786597.jpg

    Whether it is Jews or Irishmen – either way, the problem is Ben Stiller. ;)

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  15. Been says:

    We finally found a police shooting that Steve Sailer takes issue with!

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    • LOL: utu
    • Replies: @istevefan
    Sailer played amateur detective at a real crime scene in his area and advised a family to sue over the wrongful death of their kid by DEA agents. He occasionally writes about it.
    , @res
    Way to make clear you have not been paying attention. Always fun to see ignorance so self righteously placed on display. (that last sentence also summarizes an immense portion of the current MSM output)

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/from-nyt-march-25-2012-in-slain/

    To me, the obvious comparison is to how fast the news spread in the local shooting of an 18-year-old by a federal agent and a local cop that I did some amateur snooping into a few years ago. However, that wouldn’t be an obvious comparison for anybody else because the news of that shooting never spread much at all. Exactly 168 hours after the killing, my wife and I ran into the dead youth’s parents standing alone at the scene of the crime trying to figure make sense of the sketchy handful of datapoints the police had deigned to release, and the fishy-sounding spin they had put on the story. We encouraged the mother to pursue a lawsuit to bring the facts out.
     
    Steve has mentioned this multiple times during discussions about other police shootings.
    , @ben tillman

    We finally found a police shooting that Steve Sailer takes issue with!
     
    That's unfair. Steve's talked repeatedly about that kid in the parking lot in SoCal.
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  16. Been says:
    @Lot
    4chan always has something...

    https://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1502/18/1502187786597.jpg

    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons that fire hundreds of rounds per minute from sweet, decent Americans? (…as the founders intended).

    Benjamin Franklin must be rolling over in his grave. His dream of assault weapons for all is slowly dying (well, maybe in like 60 years).

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    Most rifles do not have magazine capacities or barrels that can enable them fire hundreds of rounds per minute.
    , @Mr. Anon

    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons that fire hundreds of rounds per minute from sweet, decent Americans? (…as the founders intended).
     
    They don't fire hundreds of rounds per minute. Perhaps you should know a little about something before you opine on it, nitwit.
    , @JollyOldSoul
    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons that fire hundreds of rounds per minute from sweet, decent Americans? (…as the founders intended)

    The Founders also didn't foresee an environment where a tiny handful of companies could control and censor media that reaches 99.9% of the country within minutes. Didn't foresee jet airplanes that could move half the population of Africa to the United States in less than a year.

    So you're saying that a Constitutional amendment is null and void when technology goes beyond anything the Founders envisioned? Cool. Can we use the invention of the car, the bus, the airplane (and the TV and movies and telephones and welfare state which attract foreigners here) to eliminate the (supposed) birthright citizenship provision of the 14th Amendment? I would consider that a worthwhile trade.
    , @eddy wobegon
    "[guns] that fire hundreds of rounds per minute ."

    Is that factually true or do you feel free to embellish as far as your fantasy takes you?

    , @Big Bill
    "Hundreds of rounds per minute" you say?

    Stop trying to sugar-coat it, you gun nut! Stop playing your lying statistical games.

    That AR-15 shoots 700 rounds per minute, 42000 rounds per hour, one million rounds in a single day, and [drum roll, please] THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN MILLION NINE-HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THOUSAND ROUNDS IN ONE SINGLE YEAR!!!

    Think about it. Were it not for our Brave Men in Blue, Nikolas Cruz with just one gun could have exterminated the entire population of the United States!!!

    [Cue: "God Bless America"]

    But the true horror is this: if he bought twenty AR-15's instead of just one, he could have Exterminated the Entire Human Race.

    Wow. Just ... wow.
    , @AnotherDad

    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons ...
     
    I'm not even a "gun guy" but whenever someone says "military-grade weapons" or the like it's pretty much an advertisement that they are a moron. (Or professional liar.)

    I don't wade into the details of these school shootings unless there's an actual angle with content--in the case of Parkland it's obviously that this guy was able to do this because of "disparate impact" and the war against the "school to prison pipeline". So i haven't read what weapon the scumbag used, but am simply gathering from the whinabaloo that it was an AR-15.

    But the plain fact is--no matter how you hyperventilate--it's just a semi-automatic rifle. And there's nothing about it that makes it a super-duper shoot up my school weapon. Pretty much every handgun anyone buys anymore is semi-auto, and actually a much easier weapon to use indoors at relatively close quarters.

    Maybe its school shooter's way of signalling "i've got a small dick and the cheerleaders won't go out with me and i'm really really mad at you guys" ... but in terms of killing people indoors at 10-30 feet away it's kind of stupid. A good handgun does that leaving you more manuevability and mobility and it's easier to conceal.
    , @ben tillman

    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons that fire hundreds of rounds per minute from sweet, decent Americans? (…as the founders intended).
     
    People have an absolute right to possess any weapon that can be used against them. That's a fundamental moral fact.
    , @MBlanc46
    Exactly. How dare they?
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  17. This stinks of deflection.

    When an unqualified cop makes a doofus error, especially a fatal one, the ones who should pay are those up the line responsible for his presence on the force.

    But watch. They’ll skate.

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    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    How do you know that this man will not get acquitted to make a point like Mr. Garcia Zarete?

    Especially since they are seriously overcharging someone having the appearance of an inadequately trained diversity hire rather than a person with any degree of malice? Like with Mr. Garcia, this is a setup for an acquittal?
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  18. newrouter says:

    The Jews might have a high IQ, but they ain’t smart.

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  19. @Barnard
    One interesting aspect of the case that seems to have been lost is that Justine Damond called 911 because she thought she saw an attempted rape. The Minneapolis PD has not released any information about this and I don't know that the DA has either. What did Damond witness and what do the police know about it?

    What did Damond witness and what do the police know about it?

    This. (#113)

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    I keep thinking this but there's no evidence (or accusation). Noor has demonstrated odd behaviors before though, but they were consistent with the idea that he does not have the intellectual capacity or mental age to be trusted with a firearm.
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  20. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    https://www.economist.com/blogs/bagehot/2018/03/globalisation

    An Economist writer thinks that the big political divide today is not Democrat vs. Republican or open vs. closed, or those without responsibilities vs. those with, but rather exam passers vs. exam failers. Exam passers can get jobs that are immune from the negative effects of globalization, such as tenured professors living in strictly zoned college towns, employees of various protected service professions or licensed professions, beneficiaries of intellectual property protection, and so on.

    This is a bit like Instapundit Glenn Reynold’s front-row kids vs. back-row kids idea.

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    Exactly what exam does a journalist, a tenured humanities academic, or a professional NGO activist pass?
    , @Catdog
    I passed a certain very difficult professional exam, yet in every place I've worked, at least half of my co-workers have been foreign born. I came home last night to find that my foreigner neighbor, the one to the east of my house, not the west, had stuck a folding chair in my parking spot. When driving on city streets, I see more middle-easterners and south Asians than whites.
    , @Daniel Chieh
    I pass a lot of exams but liberalism still hurts me. You can't shit in an aquarium and expect the fish not to get affected, even if they have nice netting on their side.
    , @ben tillman

    An Economist writer thinks that the big political divide today is not Democrat vs. Republican or open vs. closed, or those without responsibilities vs. those with, but rather exam passers vs. exam failers. Exam passers can get jobs that are immune from the negative effects of globalization, such as tenured professors living in strictly zoned college towns, employees of various protected service professions or licensed professions, beneficiaries of intellectual property protection, and so on.
     
    Passing an exam may be necessary for success, but it's never sufficient.
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  21. Mishra says:

    If I were running his defense, I’d simply play random movies and television shows for the jury. First of all, the kinds of people who end up on juries love movies and television shows and secondly, they’d show quite conclusively that the cop had every reason to fear for his life when a white person approached. White people commit almost all of the crime in the country (according to movies and television, anyway) and especially the crimes against People of Color.

    Granted, the people who form typical jury pools ‘know’ these ‘facts’ already, but you have to present some sort of defense and this one’s pretty conclusive. Ask your nearest diminutive duckling.

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  22. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Because blacks represent 18 percent of the city’s [Minneapolis's] population,...
     
    My gosh, this is not Mary Tyler Moore's Minneapolis!

    Also from Hohmann's article:

    Incredibly, other police officers involved in the incident have also refused to co-operate. Both Noor and his partner Matthew Harrity had apparently “forgotten” to turn on their bodycams, a violation of procedure. A cover-up is obviously underway.
     
    The thick blue line seems to beat any kind of white solidarity, or just justice, for that matter. It's pretty sad, and I'm guessing they are cowards for not speaking up about the recruitment of guys like Noor who have no business being cops.

    If I were a cop and had a partner who mishandled a gun that egregiously (and near to my own face) I would be ready to do whatever it took to get him out.

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    Per the mayor's statement in the linked article, Noor was "the newest Somali officer in the Minneapolis Police Department." Perhaps Ofc. Harrity doesn't want to provoke his other Shooty Somali coworkers.
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  23. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    What did Damond witness and what do the police know about it?
     
    This. (#113)

    I keep thinking this but there’s no evidence (or accusation). Noor has demonstrated odd behaviors before though, but they were consistent with the idea that he does not have the intellectual capacity or mental age to be trusted with a firearm.

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  24. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anonymous
    OT

    https://www.economist.com/blogs/bagehot/2018/03/globalisation

    An Economist writer thinks that the big political divide today is not Democrat vs. Republican or open vs. closed, or those without responsibilities vs. those with, but rather exam passers vs. exam failers. Exam passers can get jobs that are immune from the negative effects of globalization, such as tenured professors living in strictly zoned college towns, employees of various protected service professions or licensed professions, beneficiaries of intellectual property protection, and so on.

    This is a bit like Instapundit Glenn Reynold's front-row kids vs. back-row kids idea.

    Exactly what exam does a journalist, a tenured humanities academic, or a professional NGO activist pass?

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    The "exams" in question are not (necessarily) specific certification exams for particular jobs. Rather, the author is refering to the general concept of meritocracy. I mentioned Instapundit, but Charles Murray's books generally get at the same thing.

    So graduating from high school, college, perhaps a masters or Ph.D. or a professional degree, and getting decent scores along the way on the SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, and so on, put you in the category of someone with the smarts, particularly language related, that you can use to find and fit into a civilized white collar or service job.

    A tenured humanities professor got the Ph.D. What that means nowadays in the humanities I'm not sure, but for now people pretend that it's a badge of merit. A journalist usually has a legitimate college degree. An NGO activist may even have a law degree but have washed out of practice.

    The article mentions the way that people's politics change over time. Upon having kids you're less tolerant of neighborhood noise; upon buying a house you're less inclined to want the green section of town zoned for low-income housing. I think that maybe the "journalist" who is progressive but never got a college degree might become less progressive as the journalism job craps out and he finds himself working in an Amazon warehouse, but of course there are counterexamples.

    I'm not sure the guy's theory completely holds water, but he makes some good points.
    , @Anonymous
    Serious? All of those people probably did well enough on the SAT to get into an elite college. The NGO activist probably did well enough on the LSAT to get into an elite law school. Today's tenured humanities academic may have come through when the general and subject-specific GRE tests really mattered, and had to master a foreign language for the qualifying exam. These people have been filtered by exams left and right.
    , @Daniel H
    >>Exactly what exam does a journalist, a tenured humanities academic, or a professional NGO activist pass?<<

    SAT, GRE, LSAT.
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  25. snorlax says:
    @J.Ross
    If I were a cop and had a partner who mishandled a gun that egregiously (and near to my own face) I would be ready to do whatever it took to get him out.

    Per the mayor’s statement in the linked article, Noor was “the newest Somali officer in the Minneapolis Police Department.” Perhaps Ofc. Harrity doesn’t want to provoke his other Shooty Somali coworkers.

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  26. Felix... says:
    @Lot
    4chan always has something...

    https://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1502/18/1502187786597.jpg

    Somebody hasn’t been watching their Wizard of Oz.

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  27. eah says:

    Indeed, it appears that Noor himself was on leave WITH PAY until today, when he was fired.

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    Indeed, it appears that Noor himself was on leave WITH PAY until today, when he was fired.
     
    Pretty good deal these police unions have got worked out. In this case get full pay without even working a real job.
    , @International Jew
    But if one of his colleagues had come forth and said to the press that Noor was a screw-up affirmative action hire, now that guy would have been fired on the spot.
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  28. istevefan says:
    @Been
    We finally found a police shooting that Steve Sailer takes issue with!

    Sailer played amateur detective at a real crime scene in his area and advised a family to sue over the wrongful death of their kid by DEA agents. He occasionally writes about it.

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    I know. Zachary Champommier was the victim's name.
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  29. theMann says:

    I had to look up what “3rd degree murder” is, since the State of Texas doesn’t tolerate that nonsense.

    Hey it is murder, or it is manslaughter, period. They fact that the Prosecution is making the charge in the manner they are is deliberately setting the Cop up for acquittal by confusion. I guess it is helpful to know how dirty things are in Minnesota. Progressives, they never let you down.

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    • Replies: @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    theMann writes: "The fact that the Prosecution is making the charge in the manner they are is deliberately setting the Cop up for acquittal by confusion."

    More details, please. How does "acquittal by confusion" work?
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  30. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @AndrewR
    When has MacFarlane called for gun control, even through satire?

    And does Bill Clinton really have Irish Catholic ancestry? Too lazy to google.

    When has MacFarlane called for gun control, even through satire?

    Etc.

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    How DARE Seth MacFarlane prefer a ban of military-grade assault weapons to a wholesome and healing moment of silence? The dude better re-read his constitution!
    , @AndrewR
    Yikes. Thank you.
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    Who is this shouty ranter MacFarlane? I have a vague memory of other stuff of his in the same abusive vein.

    OT, Austin bomber reported shot dead. I must say if I was a FedEx worker, I'd be suspicious of someone dropping a parcel off while wearing what look like surgical gloves. Or is that standard for postroom workers?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5526159/Austin-bomber-shot-dead-police-try-arrest-him.html
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  31. Been says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    When has MacFarlane called for gun control, even through satire?
     
    https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/970218699742302208

    https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/969338812210995200

    https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/964874855848947712

    Etc.

    How DARE Seth MacFarlane prefer a ban of military-grade assault weapons to a wholesome and healing moment of silence? The dude better re-read his constitution!

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    You're gonna need to sharpen your flair if you wanna challenge tiny duck for the troll throne of isteve. You're coming off as if you believe this vs. trying to rile normies.
    , @Pericles
    "Hey guys, this Tiny Duck character is working pretty well over at Unz but is limited to race mixing. How about we introduce a second amendment character too?"
    , @Yak-15
    Military grade weapons were precisely what the founders had in mind when they confirmed the right of American citizens to bear arms.
    , @Mr. Anon

    How DARE Seth MacFarlane prefer a ban of military-grade assault weapons to a wholesome and healing moment of silence? The dude better re-read his constitution!
     
    Wah, wah, wah................"military grade assault weapon"...............i.e. scary-looking black guns with pistol-grips.

    Are you aware that the assault-weapons ban of 1994 allowed any number of weapons that are functionally equivalent to an AR-15? The ban was enacted along cosmetic lines, because the people who backed it were ignorant about fire-arms, as indeed so many lawmakers and gun control advocates are today.
    , @Whiskey
    Rodney King riots. When a mob of vibrant come to burn down your house the police run away.

    Hence the AR 15.
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  32. J.Ross says: • Website
    @AndrewR
    When has MacFarlane called for gun control, even through satire?

    And does Bill Clinton really have Irish Catholic ancestry? Too lazy to google.

    The assumption until proven otherwise is that they’re leftoid globalist activists whose celebrity and wealth and good media treatment is contingent on toeing the party line. There is a small number of celebrities who believe in the Constitution. Seth has never been one of those.

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    His un-PC treatment of a number of hot-button topics - especially Jews - on Family Guy led me to think he was red-pilled.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LDoIUccosTg
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  33. Been says:
    @istevefan
    Sailer played amateur detective at a real crime scene in his area and advised a family to sue over the wrongful death of their kid by DEA agents. He occasionally writes about it.

    I know. Zachary Champommier was the victim’s name.

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    "I know. Zachary Champommier was the victim’s name."

    So your first comment was either a mistake or malicious.

    , @utu
    White victim.
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  34. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross
    Exactly what exam does a journalist, a tenured humanities academic, or a professional NGO activist pass?

    The “exams” in question are not (necessarily) specific certification exams for particular jobs. Rather, the author is refering to the general concept of meritocracy. I mentioned Instapundit, but Charles Murray’s books generally get at the same thing.

    So graduating from high school, college, perhaps a masters or Ph.D. or a professional degree, and getting decent scores along the way on the SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, and so on, put you in the category of someone with the smarts, particularly language related, that you can use to find and fit into a civilized white collar or service job.

    A tenured humanities professor got the Ph.D. What that means nowadays in the humanities I’m not sure, but for now people pretend that it’s a badge of merit. A journalist usually has a legitimate college degree. An NGO activist may even have a law degree but have washed out of practice.

    The article mentions the way that people’s politics change over time. Upon having kids you’re less tolerant of neighborhood noise; upon buying a house you’re less inclined to want the green section of town zoned for low-income housing. I think that maybe the “journalist” who is progressive but never got a college degree might become less progressive as the journalism job craps out and he finds himself working in an Amazon warehouse, but of course there are counterexamples.

    I’m not sure the guy’s theory completely holds water, but he makes some good points.

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    Meritocracy does not mean you get points for agreeing with me and banishment for disagreeing. There can be no meritocracy without objective measurement.
    I did fine on college entrance tests and got plenty of meaningless A's that signified that the professor felt I was "one of us." I also got a few that I earned, but that was stupid pride, depended on unusually fair professors, and is increasingly impossible. The only advice I give to [people claiming to be] college kids is keep your head down, discern what the professor wants to hear, never fight.
    I do not think I am seeing a reasonable partial explanation. This smells to me like a reiteration of a thoroughly refuted, heavily over-used intimidation slur -- stupid people fail to see the beauty of the Emperor's New Global Order.
    , @Daniel Chieh
    I'm sure there are some points to it, but I think it can be overblown. For example, in some ways I have an unusually classical education and was interested in writing enough that I eventually was able to get published: this has made me more irritated and angry at modern abuses of the English language, not less.

    At some point devastating the commons hits everyone.
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  35. @Lot
    4chan always has something...

    https://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1502/18/1502187786597.jpg

    Clinton’s ancestry is mainly English and Scots. By the way, Clinton is his stepfather’s surname.

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    I've always thought he took his stepfather's name because Clinton sounded better, or to use an old expression, had more of a ring to it than Blythe.
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  36. Been says:
    @CCZ
    Add CT US Senator Chris Murphy.

    "Sen. Chris Murphy Calls for Reinstating Assault Weapons Ban & Breaking NRA’s “Vise Grip” on GOP"
    Democracy Now! March 06, 2018

    "one of the most vocal advocates for gun control in Washington, Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut."

    And we dislike the assault weapons ban because…?

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    And we dislike the assault weapons ban because…?

    Because it makes it harder for us goys to be shipped to the gulags. But in general the idea is to enable resistance to a tyrranical government.
    , @J.Ross
    Been has sixteen comments at this point. Not sure how familiar he is with our country's traditions and foundational laws.
    , @Whitey Whiteman III
    Steve, you let 5 of this twat's posts through?
    , @TWS
    It's like tiny duck but with different grammatical errors. If you don't understand the purpose of the second amendment or American culture and tradition, shut up.
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  37. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anonymous
    The "exams" in question are not (necessarily) specific certification exams for particular jobs. Rather, the author is refering to the general concept of meritocracy. I mentioned Instapundit, but Charles Murray's books generally get at the same thing.

    So graduating from high school, college, perhaps a masters or Ph.D. or a professional degree, and getting decent scores along the way on the SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, and so on, put you in the category of someone with the smarts, particularly language related, that you can use to find and fit into a civilized white collar or service job.

    A tenured humanities professor got the Ph.D. What that means nowadays in the humanities I'm not sure, but for now people pretend that it's a badge of merit. A journalist usually has a legitimate college degree. An NGO activist may even have a law degree but have washed out of practice.

    The article mentions the way that people's politics change over time. Upon having kids you're less tolerant of neighborhood noise; upon buying a house you're less inclined to want the green section of town zoned for low-income housing. I think that maybe the "journalist" who is progressive but never got a college degree might become less progressive as the journalism job craps out and he finds himself working in an Amazon warehouse, but of course there are counterexamples.

    I'm not sure the guy's theory completely holds water, but he makes some good points.

    Meritocracy does not mean you get points for agreeing with me and banishment for disagreeing. There can be no meritocracy without objective measurement.
    I did fine on college entrance tests and got plenty of meaningless A’s that signified that the professor felt I was “one of us.” I also got a few that I earned, but that was stupid pride, depended on unusually fair professors, and is increasingly impossible. The only advice I give to [people claiming to be] college kids is keep your head down, discern what the professor wants to hear, never fight.
    I do not think I am seeing a reasonable partial explanation. This smells to me like a reiteration of a thoroughly refuted, heavily over-used intimidation slur — stupid people fail to see the beauty of the Emperor’s New Global Order.

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    Meritocracy does not mean you get points for agreeing with me and banishment for disagreeing.
     
    It kind of does, in today's world: those who can figure out and follow the rules ("rules") move ahead.
    , @Anon

    The only advice I give to [people claiming to be] college kids is keep your head down, discern what the professor wants to hear, never fight.
     
    Or take as many of your humanities as possible as APs or similar in high school and focus on learning other stuff in college. If you have a choice of lower-tier schools choose a conservative one. Etc. etc.

    discern what the professor wants to hear, never fight.
     
    Or do this, going for the Gramscian stuff if that's what suits you.
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  38. Anonym says:
    @Been
    And we dislike the assault weapons ban because...?

    And we dislike the assault weapons ban because…?

    Because it makes it harder for us goys to be shipped to the gulags. But in general the idea is to enable resistance to a tyrranical government.

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    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward"

    -Solzhenitsyn
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  39. AndrewR says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    When has MacFarlane called for gun control, even through satire?
     
    https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/970218699742302208

    https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/969338812210995200

    https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/964874855848947712

    Etc.

    Yikes. Thank you.

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  40. AndrewR says:
    @J.Ross
    The assumption until proven otherwise is that they're leftoid globalist activists whose celebrity and wealth and good media treatment is contingent on toeing the party line. There is a small number of celebrities who believe in the Constitution. Seth has never been one of those.

    His un-PC treatment of a number of hot-button topics – especially Jews – on Family Guy led me to think he was red-pilled.

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    He was forced/happy to do a walkback (an entire episode of Socialist Realism level clumsy propaganda, using the same criticizing-one-off-friend template favored by homosexuals [cf the John Waters episode of the Simpsons]) and you are misusing that term. Mainstream entertainment products as a matter of definition cannot be redpilled.
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  41. @Dave Pinsen

    When has MacFarlane called for gun control, even through satire?
     
    https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/970218699742302208

    https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/969338812210995200

    https://twitter.com/SethMacFarlane/status/964874855848947712

    Etc.

    Who is this shouty ranter MacFarlane? I have a vague memory of other stuff of his in the same abusive vein.

    OT, Austin bomber reported shot dead. I must say if I was a FedEx worker, I’d be suspicious of someone dropping a parcel off while wearing what look like surgical gloves. Or is that standard for postroom workers?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5526159/Austin-bomber-shot-dead-police-try-arrest-him.html

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    They're claiming he is white. Well sir,we'll see. Monstrous acts. Why?
    , @Mr. Anon

    OT, Austin bomber reported shot dead. I must say if I was a FedEx worker, I’d be suspicious of someone dropping a parcel off while wearing what look like surgical gloves. Or is that standard for postroom workers?
     
    I agree, that would trigger suspicion in me. But as someone on ZH pointed out, can wearing surgical gloves and a wig be considered strange anymore? Everyplace in America, and certainly a University town like Austin, seems to be full of weirdos. A society without standards might have a hard time being productively suspicious.
    , @Big Bill
    The Daily Mail headline: "Devout Christian Austin bomber, 23, who blew himself up after cops released CCTV of him in disguise sending two packages at a FedEx office in campaign of terror".

    Also: "His blog posts from 2012 indicate he was in favor of the death penalty and was against gay marriage and abortion."

    I couldn't find a similar headline for the Pulse nightclub massacre. Apparently no "Devout Muslims" who were "in favor of the death penalty and against gay marriage" were involved. Surely the Daily Mail would have mentioned it, right? Then again, maybe there are no "Devout Muslim" killers, just "misguided youths".
    , @Dave Pinsen
    MacFarlane is prolific a TV writer/producer/actor/voice actor/singer. His new Star Wars knock-off The Orville is entertaining.
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  42. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Been
    And we dislike the assault weapons ban because...?

    Been has sixteen comments at this point. Not sure how familiar he is with our country’s traditions and foundational laws.

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  43. @Been
    I know. Zachary Champommier was the victim's name.

    “I know. Zachary Champommier was the victim’s name.”

    So your first comment was either a mistake or malicious.

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    • Replies: @Alfa158
    Obviously the latter. Debating a leftist is like wrestling with jello. They will argue from falsehoods or straw men, hoping no one catches it , and if called on it pretend nothing happened and blithely spin their Rolodex of Acceptable Thoughts index cards to the next argument.
    , @Lurker
    Agreed. Just what I was going to say.
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  44. bomag says:
    @Mr. Anon

    The thick blue line seems to beat any kind of white solidarity, or just justice, for that matter. It’s pretty sad, and I’m guessing they are cowards for not speaking up about the recruitment of guys like Noor who have no business being cops.
     
    Indeed. Unfortunately, juries are often too deferential towards the police. Those cops who murdered that drunken guy in a hotel in Phoenix a year and a half ago got off scott free.

    Those cops who murdered that drunken guy in a hotel in Phoenix a year and a half ago got off scott free.

    So disgusting. Your right to life is superseded by cop privilege to shoot you if they think you’ve moved your hand incorrectly.

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    Exactly!
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  45. jim jones says:
    @Mr. Anon

    The thick blue line seems to beat any kind of white solidarity, or just justice, for that matter. It’s pretty sad, and I’m guessing they are cowards for not speaking up about the recruitment of guys like Noor who have no business being cops.
     
    Indeed. Unfortunately, juries are often too deferential towards the police. Those cops who murdered that drunken guy in a hotel in Phoenix a year and a half ago got off scott free.

    The last time I served on a jury I asked the judge if Police Officers should be given extra credibility, his reply was that they are the same as any other member of the public.

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  46. bomag says:
    @J.Ross
    Meritocracy does not mean you get points for agreeing with me and banishment for disagreeing. There can be no meritocracy without objective measurement.
    I did fine on college entrance tests and got plenty of meaningless A's that signified that the professor felt I was "one of us." I also got a few that I earned, but that was stupid pride, depended on unusually fair professors, and is increasingly impossible. The only advice I give to [people claiming to be] college kids is keep your head down, discern what the professor wants to hear, never fight.
    I do not think I am seeing a reasonable partial explanation. This smells to me like a reiteration of a thoroughly refuted, heavily over-used intimidation slur -- stupid people fail to see the beauty of the Emperor's New Global Order.

    Meritocracy does not mean you get points for agreeing with me and banishment for disagreeing.

    It kind of does, in today’s world: those who can figure out and follow the rules (“rules”) move ahead.

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    Then, as in the early Soviet Union, their fake success can be stripped away instantly; whereas in the later Soviet Union they had to tolerate the physicist Sakharov.
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  47. It is horrifying to contemplate what the left is doing to Minnesota. The mentality at work is similar to that of the good whites in Rhodesia and in South Africa. Ironically, the major difference is that whites in Minnesota are the demographic majority and with an attitude adjustment could quickly put a stop to this catastrophe in the making. This is why the left is doubling down on open borders immigration. When the numbers flip we (the tried and convicted oppressors) will be at the mercy of the oppressed, and don’t expect forgiveness. “Reconciliation” will be code for white groveling and “expropriation” will be the mother of all euphemisms. And, there will be no destination for escape.

    See: Fosterspeak.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-exterminationist-left-happy-trails.html

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  48. @Been
    How DARE Seth MacFarlane prefer a ban of military-grade assault weapons to a wholesome and healing moment of silence? The dude better re-read his constitution!

    You’re gonna need to sharpen your flair if you wanna challenge tiny duck for the troll throne of isteve. You’re coming off as if you believe this vs. trying to rile normies.

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    Do you think T.D. and Truth had a spawn named Been?
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  49. Pericles says:
    @Been
    How DARE Seth MacFarlane prefer a ban of military-grade assault weapons to a wholesome and healing moment of silence? The dude better re-read his constitution!

    “Hey guys, this Tiny Duck character is working pretty well over at Unz but is limited to race mixing. How about we introduce a second amendment character too?”

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  50. Sunbeam says:
    @BenKenobi
    Back when this whole situation was first in the media I thought there was a sliver of possibility that Noor was the assailant that Damond witnessed.

    “Back when this whole situation was first in the media I thought there was a sliver of possibility that Noor was the assailant that Damond witnessed.”

    Would that surprise anyone? That could be true. It might not be true.

    This case is odd. The police get called all the time because someone saw someone trying to break into their storage shed, or they just think they saw something, but when the police arrive there is nothing to see.

    And no one ever gets shot. But this lady in her pajamas does.

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    And no one ever gets shot. But this lady in her pajamas does.
     
    I would be interested to know this cop's IQ. The average for Somalis is pretty low IIRC.
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  51. Flip says:
    @AndrewR
    When has MacFarlane called for gun control, even through satire?

    And does Bill Clinton really have Irish Catholic ancestry? Too lazy to google.

    Scotch-Irish but his father is unclear.

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    Scotch-Irish but his father is unclear.

    No, his father is clear, as is Barack Obama's. It amuses people to pretend otherwise.
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  52. @theMann
    I had to look up what "3rd degree murder" is, since the State of Texas doesn't tolerate that nonsense.


    Hey it is murder, or it is manslaughter, period. They fact that the Prosecution is making the charge in the manner they are is deliberately setting the Cop up for acquittal by confusion. I guess it is helpful to know how dirty things are in Minnesota. Progressives, they never let you down.

    theMann writes: “The fact that the Prosecution is making the charge in the manner they are is deliberately setting the Cop up for acquittal by confusion.”

    More details, please. How does “acquittal by confusion” work?

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  53. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    I wonder if the the partner of the Somali cop’s ears are still ringing?

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    I wonder if the the partner of the Somali cop’s ears are still ringing?

    Twenty-five years ago I was at an outdoor public gun range. I fired my 9mm pistol one time w/o ear protection and my right ear is still ringing. It gets bothersome in a quiet room. I usually need some background or white noise to make it unnoticeable, and run a fan at night.
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  54. Svigor says:

    How DARE Seth MacFarlane prefer a ban of military-grade assault weapons to a wholesome and healing moment of silence? The dude better re-read his constitution!

    Know the progtard by his hatred of firearms, which is matched only by his ignorance of firearms.

    E.g., the Remington 700: hunting rifle, US military sniper rifle. Confiscate all the bolt-action rifles!

    “Military-grade assault weapons” perfect example of the lingo of the progtard. Nobody who is into guns talks this way.

    God forbid mere citizens have the right to self-defense.

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  55. Svigor says:

    To those broad-stroke defenders of the 2nd amendment: How many of you have actually BEEN shot at? Any at all? Well, listen to these kids who have.

    I know a couple people who have been shot at. They were pleased to have been able to abruptly interrupt that fearful process, by returning fire.

    If the fear for the kids is that great, home-school them. Then they’ll be under your protection.

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  57. @Lot
    4chan always has something...

    https://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1502/18/1502187786597.jpg

    This,one assumes,is a joke;a parody of things like the so enlightening CNN graph of who runs the place.
    MacFarlane is mixed,but I would love to claim him,as I used to be a big fan of FG. I was surprised to see that he was Catholic. I doubt his Mayflower ancestors would approve.
    As for Samantha Powers,what grotesqueries that transpire in her bedroom with her Obama loving Jewish husband are best left unexamined.

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    As for Samantha Powers,what grotesqueries that transpire in her bedroom with her Obama loving Jewish husband are best left unexamined.
     
    What - authoring journal articles in bed, tweeting in bed, peer-reviewing articles in bed, grading papers in bed, plotting White Genocide in bed, swimming in greenbacks in the infinity pool and spirit-cooking in the foyer?
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  58. @YetAnotherAnon
    Who is this shouty ranter MacFarlane? I have a vague memory of other stuff of his in the same abusive vein.

    OT, Austin bomber reported shot dead. I must say if I was a FedEx worker, I'd be suspicious of someone dropping a parcel off while wearing what look like surgical gloves. Or is that standard for postroom workers?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5526159/Austin-bomber-shot-dead-police-try-arrest-him.html

    They’re claiming he is white. Well sir,we’ll see. Monstrous acts. Why?

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  59. Yak-15 says:
    @Been
    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons that fire hundreds of rounds per minute from sweet, decent Americans? (...as the founders intended).

    Benjamin Franklin must be rolling over in his grave. His dream of assault weapons for all is slowly dying (well, maybe in like 60 years).

    Most rifles do not have magazine capacities or barrels that can enable them fire hundreds of rounds per minute.

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  60. His un-PC treatment of a number of hot-button topics – especially Jews – on Family Guy led me to think he was red-pilled.

    Nope. He knows who butters his bread. The “un-PC treatment” you see is just a pressure release valve. Nothing serious, nothing substantive. You really think they’d let him say those things if he meant it?

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    The original run of Family Guy got cancelled after one of the episodes annoyed certain people. The series was brought back after fan protests, but we can assume McFarlane learned an important life lesson from the experience.
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  61. Yak-15 says:
    @Been
    How DARE Seth MacFarlane prefer a ban of military-grade assault weapons to a wholesome and healing moment of silence? The dude better re-read his constitution!

    Military grade weapons were precisely what the founders had in mind when they confirmed the right of American citizens to bear arms.

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  62. Mr. Anon says:
    @Been
    How DARE Seth MacFarlane prefer a ban of military-grade assault weapons to a wholesome and healing moment of silence? The dude better re-read his constitution!

    How DARE Seth MacFarlane prefer a ban of military-grade assault weapons to a wholesome and healing moment of silence? The dude better re-read his constitution!

    Wah, wah, wah…………….”military grade assault weapon”……………i.e. scary-looking black guns with pistol-grips.

    Are you aware that the assault-weapons ban of 1994 allowed any number of weapons that are functionally equivalent to an AR-15? The ban was enacted along cosmetic lines, because the people who backed it were ignorant about fire-arms, as indeed so many lawmakers and gun control advocates are today.

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    Are you aware that the assault-weapons ban of 1994 allowed any number of weapons that are functionally equivalent to an AR-15? The ban was enacted along cosmetic lines, because the people who backed it were ignorant about fire-arms, as indeed so many lawmakers and gun control advocates are today.
     
    Right. Feinstein and her dipshit staffers picked guns based on how "assault-weaponny" they looked in a book. Fortuneatly, the law had a sunset provision.
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  63. Mr. Anon says:
    @Been
    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons that fire hundreds of rounds per minute from sweet, decent Americans? (...as the founders intended).

    Benjamin Franklin must be rolling over in his grave. His dream of assault weapons for all is slowly dying (well, maybe in like 60 years).

    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons that fire hundreds of rounds per minute from sweet, decent Americans? (…as the founders intended).

    They don’t fire hundreds of rounds per minute. Perhaps you should know a little about something before you opine on it, nitwit.

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  64. Art Deco says:

    The local DA was caught on video at an off-the-record talk complaining that the state agency charged with investigating the matter was taking their bloody time with it and that the statement offered by the other officer in the car was worthless. Evidently, he had a standing policy not to bring police shootings in front of grand juries, but to make charging decisions himself per Minnesota criminal procedure. After repeatedly setting and missing self-imposed deadlines, he finally had a grand jury impaneled, one might guess to compel testimony from Officer Harrity.

    See the public remarks by police chief Harteau after she was canned, as well as the remarks of Mayor Hodges’ senior campaign staff when they resigned en bloc last year. Hodges had no experience as an administrator prior to taking office in 2014 and apparently no natural talent for it either. Both the police chief and the campaign staff paint a portrait of someone who can’t set priorities or delegate. Hodges is just the sort of person who makes ‘diversity’ a priority over institutional performance. She was pestering Harteau about precinct staffing decisions three or four steps removed from the Mayor in the organization chart, much to Harteau’s irritation. Betsy Hodges owns this situation, and it’s a reasonable wager local elected officials and state employees reporting to Mark Dayton were very careful with this until such time as she was out of office.

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  65. @Reg Cæsar
    This stinks of deflection.

    When an unqualified cop makes a doofus error, especially a fatal one, the ones who should pay are those up the line responsible for his presence on the force.

    But watch. They'll skate.

    How do you know that this man will not get acquitted to make a point like Mr. Garcia Zarete?

    Especially since they are seriously overcharging someone having the appearance of an inadequately trained diversity hire rather than a person with any degree of malice? Like with Mr. Garcia, this is a setup for an acquittal?

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    Overcharging? This is first-degree murder marked down to third.
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  66. @Been
    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons that fire hundreds of rounds per minute from sweet, decent Americans? (...as the founders intended).

    Benjamin Franklin must be rolling over in his grave. His dream of assault weapons for all is slowly dying (well, maybe in like 60 years).

    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons that fire hundreds of rounds per minute from sweet, decent Americans? (…as the founders intended)

    The Founders also didn’t foresee an environment where a tiny handful of companies could control and censor media that reaches 99.9% of the country within minutes. Didn’t foresee jet airplanes that could move half the population of Africa to the United States in less than a year.

    So you’re saying that a Constitutional amendment is null and void when technology goes beyond anything the Founders envisioned? Cool. Can we use the invention of the car, the bus, the airplane (and the TV and movies and telephones and welfare state which attract foreigners here) to eliminate the (supposed) birthright citizenship provision of the 14th Amendment? I would consider that a worthwhile trade.

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  67. Mr. Anon says:
    @YetAnotherAnon
    Who is this shouty ranter MacFarlane? I have a vague memory of other stuff of his in the same abusive vein.

    OT, Austin bomber reported shot dead. I must say if I was a FedEx worker, I'd be suspicious of someone dropping a parcel off while wearing what look like surgical gloves. Or is that standard for postroom workers?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5526159/Austin-bomber-shot-dead-police-try-arrest-him.html

    OT, Austin bomber reported shot dead. I must say if I was a FedEx worker, I’d be suspicious of someone dropping a parcel off while wearing what look like surgical gloves. Or is that standard for postroom workers?

    I agree, that would trigger suspicion in me. But as someone on ZH pointed out, can wearing surgical gloves and a wig be considered strange anymore? Everyplace in America, and certainly a University town like Austin, seems to be full of weirdos. A society without standards might have a hard time being productively suspicious.

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    If I were a delivery guy in a place like San Diego, where they were bleaching the sidewalks trying to control a hepatitis outbreak, or San Francisco, where urination and defecation on the streets are rife, I'd wear gloves all the time!
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  68. @Been
    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons that fire hundreds of rounds per minute from sweet, decent Americans? (...as the founders intended).

    Benjamin Franklin must be rolling over in his grave. His dream of assault weapons for all is slowly dying (well, maybe in like 60 years).

    “[guns] that fire hundreds of rounds per minute .”

    Is that factually true or do you feel free to embellish as far as your fantasy takes you?

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  69. @Achmed E. Newman

    Because blacks represent 18 percent of the city’s [Minneapolis's] population,...
     
    My gosh, this is not Mary Tyler Moore's Minneapolis!

    Also from Hohmann's article:

    Incredibly, other police officers involved in the incident have also refused to co-operate. Both Noor and his partner Matthew Harrity had apparently “forgotten” to turn on their bodycams, a violation of procedure. A cover-up is obviously underway.
     
    The thick blue line seems to beat any kind of white solidarity, or just justice, for that matter. It's pretty sad, and I'm guessing they are cowards for not speaking up about the recruitment of guys like Noor who have no business being cops.

    The “thick blue line” in this case may be due to fear of being called “Islamophobic” or that old standby “racist.”

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    Not sure about that, but the cop in question was without a doubt one of Mayor Hodges' social work projects. She knew him by name and appeared had in press photo shoots alongside him. Mayor Hodges was notorious for sucking up to Somali community bosses, including appearing publicly in Somali costume.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Yep, David, and that's what I meant by cowards., in this case. If they can't even live up to the "sticks and stones" policy, how will some of them do when some drugged-up deranged shooter comes into a school and starts a massacre? Oh, wait, we know that one already.
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  70. @Little Red Smurf
    Clinton's ancestry is mainly English and Scots. By the way, Clinton is his stepfather's surname.

    I’ve always thought he took his stepfather’s name because Clinton sounded better, or to use an old expression, had more of a ring to it than Blythe.

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    Gary Hart (ne Gary Warren Hartpence) in his marketing in 1984 attempted to propagate the notion that he'd applied to change his name in 1961 in support of his father's petition to do so (his uncle let the cat out of the bag and told magazine reporters who asked that it was Gary's idea) and that they'd done so because a genealogist had told them that 'Hart' was the original family name. (Genealogists contacted by the magazine press discovered that they were descendants of one Johannes Eberhardt Pence).

    Roger Clinton Sr never adopted his stepson and, by all accounts, was a terror in domestic circumstances. WJC didn't adopt the name 'Clinton' for sentimental reasons.
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  71. Mass Immigration Is Destroying Minnesota

    Multicultural Mayhem Is Destroying Minnesota

    REFUGEE OVERLOAD Is Destroying Minnesota

    The great Ann Corcoran:

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  72. Whiskey says: • Website
    @Been
    How DARE Seth MacFarlane prefer a ban of military-grade assault weapons to a wholesome and healing moment of silence? The dude better re-read his constitution!

    Rodney King riots. When a mob of vibrant come to burn down your house the police run away.

    Hence the AR 15.

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  73. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @eah
    Indeed, it appears that Noor himself was on leave WITH PAY until today, when he was fired.

    Indeed, it appears that Noor himself was on leave WITH PAY until today, when he was fired.

    Pretty good deal these police unions have got worked out. In this case get full pay without even working a real job.

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  74. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @AndrewR
    When has MacFarlane called for gun control, even through satire?

    And does Bill Clinton really have Irish Catholic ancestry? Too lazy to google.

    When has MacFarlane called for gun control, even through satire?

    Are you serious? There was a whole Family Guy episode dedicated to the “gun owners have small penises and are racists” trope:

    (If the clip doesn’t embed properly just search anywhere for Family Guy NRA episode.

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  75. @eah
    Indeed, it appears that Noor himself was on leave WITH PAY until today, when he was fired.

    But if one of his colleagues had come forth and said to the press that Noor was a screw-up affirmative action hire, now that guy would have been fired on the spot.

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    Per the linked article, in this case it is pretty much the opposite -- it seems the main reason it took so long to charge him is that both his partner, who was at the scene, and the police union did not fully cooperate with the investigation.
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  76. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross
    Meritocracy does not mean you get points for agreeing with me and banishment for disagreeing. There can be no meritocracy without objective measurement.
    I did fine on college entrance tests and got plenty of meaningless A's that signified that the professor felt I was "one of us." I also got a few that I earned, but that was stupid pride, depended on unusually fair professors, and is increasingly impossible. The only advice I give to [people claiming to be] college kids is keep your head down, discern what the professor wants to hear, never fight.
    I do not think I am seeing a reasonable partial explanation. This smells to me like a reiteration of a thoroughly refuted, heavily over-used intimidation slur -- stupid people fail to see the beauty of the Emperor's New Global Order.

    The only advice I give to [people claiming to be] college kids is keep your head down, discern what the professor wants to hear, never fight.

    Or take as many of your humanities as possible as APs or similar in high school and focus on learning other stuff in college. If you have a choice of lower-tier schools choose a conservative one. Etc. etc.

    discern what the professor wants to hear, never fight.

    Or do this, going for the Gramscian stuff if that’s what suits you.

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    "The Gramscian stuff" is showing up everywhere.
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  77. Art Deco says:
    @David In TN
    I've always thought he took his stepfather's name because Clinton sounded better, or to use an old expression, had more of a ring to it than Blythe.

    Gary Hart (ne Gary Warren Hartpence) in his marketing in 1984 attempted to propagate the notion that he’d applied to change his name in 1961 in support of his father’s petition to do so (his uncle let the cat out of the bag and told magazine reporters who asked that it was Gary’s idea) and that they’d done so because a genealogist had told them that ‘Hart’ was the original family name. (Genealogists contacted by the magazine press discovered that they were descendants of one Johannes Eberhardt Pence).

    Roger Clinton Sr never adopted his stepson and, by all accounts, was a terror in domestic circumstances. WJC didn’t adopt the name ‘Clinton’ for sentimental reasons.

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    Being a whore's bastard was a whole world of shame and pain back then. Better to just use your step dad's last name.
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  78. Art Deco says:
    @David In TN
    The "thick blue line" in this case may be due to fear of being called "Islamophobic" or that old standby "racist."

    Not sure about that, but the cop in question was without a doubt one of Mayor Hodges’ social work projects. She knew him by name and appeared had in press photo shoots alongside him. Mayor Hodges was notorious for sucking up to Somali community bosses, including appearing publicly in Somali costume.

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  79. Big Bill says:
    @Been
    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons that fire hundreds of rounds per minute from sweet, decent Americans? (...as the founders intended).

    Benjamin Franklin must be rolling over in his grave. His dream of assault weapons for all is slowly dying (well, maybe in like 60 years).

    “Hundreds of rounds per minute” you say?

    Stop trying to sugar-coat it, you gun nut! Stop playing your lying statistical games.

    That AR-15 shoots 700 rounds per minute, 42000 rounds per hour, one million rounds in a single day, and [drum roll, please] THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN MILLION NINE-HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THOUSAND ROUNDS IN ONE SINGLE YEAR!!!

    Think about it. Were it not for our Brave Men in Blue, Nikolas Cruz with just one gun could have exterminated the entire population of the United States!!!

    [Cue: "God Bless America"]

    But the true horror is this: if he bought twenty AR-15′s instead of just one, he could have Exterminated the Entire Human Race.

    Wow. Just … wow.

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    THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN MILLION...
     
    I'm kinda into round numbers, but I enjoyed your way of making the point, Big Bill. Even without a calculator, I can see there will be a problem still for your hypothetical "Assault Rifle" owner. That's > 12 MILLION magazines, or "clips" if you want to sound like an idiot on TV. At $8 a piece for the polymer ones, that's a cool $100 million and they're only gonna go up in the next few months.

    Still, there's GoFundMe, so: Ban polymers! Ban magazines! Ban magazines that advertise magazines! For the love of God, people now, do something people NOW!
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  80. “3rd degree murder”…. is that something like “misdemeanor homicide”?

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    “3rd degree murder”…. is that something like “misdemeanor homicide”?
     
    More often it is called manslaughter. It is a felony. Typically it is distinguished from first degree murder by lack of premeditation and from second degree murder by lack of express or implied malice.
    , @gunner29

    “3rd degree murder”…. is that something like “misdemeanor homicide”?
     
    The commonly accepted term is 'misdemeanor murder'....it probably took a year to finally figure out what to charge him with that didn't appear too 'wascist'......
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  81. Catdog says:
    @Anonymous
    OT

    https://www.economist.com/blogs/bagehot/2018/03/globalisation

    An Economist writer thinks that the big political divide today is not Democrat vs. Republican or open vs. closed, or those without responsibilities vs. those with, but rather exam passers vs. exam failers. Exam passers can get jobs that are immune from the negative effects of globalization, such as tenured professors living in strictly zoned college towns, employees of various protected service professions or licensed professions, beneficiaries of intellectual property protection, and so on.

    This is a bit like Instapundit Glenn Reynold's front-row kids vs. back-row kids idea.

    I passed a certain very difficult professional exam, yet in every place I’ve worked, at least half of my co-workers have been foreign born. I came home last night to find that my foreigner neighbor, the one to the east of my house, not the west, had stuck a folding chair in my parking spot. When driving on city streets, I see more middle-easterners and south Asians than whites.

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  82. @Anonymous
    OT

    https://www.economist.com/blogs/bagehot/2018/03/globalisation

    An Economist writer thinks that the big political divide today is not Democrat vs. Republican or open vs. closed, or those without responsibilities vs. those with, but rather exam passers vs. exam failers. Exam passers can get jobs that are immune from the negative effects of globalization, such as tenured professors living in strictly zoned college towns, employees of various protected service professions or licensed professions, beneficiaries of intellectual property protection, and so on.

    This is a bit like Instapundit Glenn Reynold's front-row kids vs. back-row kids idea.

    I pass a lot of exams but liberalism still hurts me. You can’t shit in an aquarium and expect the fish not to get affected, even if they have nice netting on their side.

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  83. Alfa158 says:
    @YetAnotherAnon
    "I know. Zachary Champommier was the victim’s name."

    So your first comment was either a mistake or malicious.

    Obviously the latter. Debating a leftist is like wrestling with jello. They will argue from falsehoods or straw men, hoping no one catches it , and if called on it pretend nothing happened and blithely spin their Rolodex of Acceptable Thoughts index cards to the next argument.

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  84. Big Bill says:
    @YetAnotherAnon
    Who is this shouty ranter MacFarlane? I have a vague memory of other stuff of his in the same abusive vein.

    OT, Austin bomber reported shot dead. I must say if I was a FedEx worker, I'd be suspicious of someone dropping a parcel off while wearing what look like surgical gloves. Or is that standard for postroom workers?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5526159/Austin-bomber-shot-dead-police-try-arrest-him.html

    The Daily Mail headline: “Devout Christian Austin bomber, 23, who blew himself up after cops released CCTV of him in disguise sending two packages at a FedEx office in campaign of terror”.

    Also: “His blog posts from 2012 indicate he was in favor of the death penalty and was against gay marriage and abortion.”

    I couldn’t find a similar headline for the Pulse nightclub massacre. Apparently no “Devout Muslims” who were “in favor of the death penalty and against gay marriage” were involved. Surely the Daily Mail would have mentioned it, right? Then again, maybe there are no “Devout Muslim” killers, just “misguided youths”.

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  85. @Achmed E. Newman

    Because blacks represent 18 percent of the city’s [Minneapolis's] population,...
     
    My gosh, this is not Mary Tyler Moore's Minneapolis!

    Also from Hohmann's article:

    Incredibly, other police officers involved in the incident have also refused to co-operate. Both Noor and his partner Matthew Harrity had apparently “forgotten” to turn on their bodycams, a violation of procedure. A cover-up is obviously underway.
     
    The thick blue line seems to beat any kind of white solidarity, or just justice, for that matter. It's pretty sad, and I'm guessing they are cowards for not speaking up about the recruitment of guys like Noor who have no business being cops.

    Cops are fast sinking to the level of public school teachers in my view. Pretty much any government employee represented by a union is corrupt (at least in bed with corruption).

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    Preferred, Bingo! I personally considered Public School Teachers to be the lowest of the low!
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  86. eah says:
    @International Jew
    But if one of his colleagues had come forth and said to the press that Noor was a screw-up affirmative action hire, now that guy would have been fired on the spot.

    Per the linked article, in this case it is pretty much the opposite — it seems the main reason it took so long to charge him is that both his partner, who was at the scene, and the police union did not fully cooperate with the investigation.

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    See the last line of the article:

    But of course, Noor’s victim was just a white woman.
    , @International Jew
    I don't understand why you think I'm disagreeing with you...
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  87. Lurker says:
    @YetAnotherAnon
    "I know. Zachary Champommier was the victim’s name."

    So your first comment was either a mistake or malicious.

    Agreed. Just what I was going to say.

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  88. @Been
    And we dislike the assault weapons ban because...?

    Steve, you let 5 of this twat’s posts through?

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  89. @Mr. Anon

    How DARE Seth MacFarlane prefer a ban of military-grade assault weapons to a wholesome and healing moment of silence? The dude better re-read his constitution!
     
    Wah, wah, wah................"military grade assault weapon"...............i.e. scary-looking black guns with pistol-grips.

    Are you aware that the assault-weapons ban of 1994 allowed any number of weapons that are functionally equivalent to an AR-15? The ban was enacted along cosmetic lines, because the people who backed it were ignorant about fire-arms, as indeed so many lawmakers and gun control advocates are today.

    Are you aware that the assault-weapons ban of 1994 allowed any number of weapons that are functionally equivalent to an AR-15? The ban was enacted along cosmetic lines, because the people who backed it were ignorant about fire-arms, as indeed so many lawmakers and gun control advocates are today.

    Right. Feinstein and her dipshit staffers picked guns based on how “assault-weaponny” they looked in a book. Fortuneatly, the law had a sunset provision.

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  90. @Lot
    4chan always has something...

    https://img.4plebs.org/boards/pol/image/1502/18/1502187786597.jpg

    Clinton is Scots-Irish not Irish-Irish.

    That said, my Irish relatives indeed have a lot to answer for politically in the US. (Though they tend to be coming around now.) The Anglos really should have never let us in. But to be fair to my kin, there are two, or three, or four other groups that have done much more damage and even more obviously should never have been let in.

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    We had strong backs, weak brains, and we worked cheap.
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  91. Brutusale says:
    @AndrewR
    When has MacFarlane called for gun control, even through satire?

    And does Bill Clinton really have Irish Catholic ancestry? Too lazy to google.

    Bubba BJ’s mother was born a Cassidy.

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  92. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross
    Exactly what exam does a journalist, a tenured humanities academic, or a professional NGO activist pass?

    Serious? All of those people probably did well enough on the SAT to get into an elite college. The NGO activist probably did well enough on the LSAT to get into an elite law school. Today’s tenured humanities academic may have come through when the general and subject-specific GRE tests really mattered, and had to master a foreign language for the qualifying exam. These people have been filtered by exams left and right.

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    Are you seriously retaining this idea that college is not fake? It has exams in the same way that the Titanic had deck chairs.
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  93. @Anonymous
    The "exams" in question are not (necessarily) specific certification exams for particular jobs. Rather, the author is refering to the general concept of meritocracy. I mentioned Instapundit, but Charles Murray's books generally get at the same thing.

    So graduating from high school, college, perhaps a masters or Ph.D. or a professional degree, and getting decent scores along the way on the SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, and so on, put you in the category of someone with the smarts, particularly language related, that you can use to find and fit into a civilized white collar or service job.

    A tenured humanities professor got the Ph.D. What that means nowadays in the humanities I'm not sure, but for now people pretend that it's a badge of merit. A journalist usually has a legitimate college degree. An NGO activist may even have a law degree but have washed out of practice.

    The article mentions the way that people's politics change over time. Upon having kids you're less tolerant of neighborhood noise; upon buying a house you're less inclined to want the green section of town zoned for low-income housing. I think that maybe the "journalist" who is progressive but never got a college degree might become less progressive as the journalism job craps out and he finds himself working in an Amazon warehouse, but of course there are counterexamples.

    I'm not sure the guy's theory completely holds water, but he makes some good points.

    I’m sure there are some points to it, but I think it can be overblown. For example, in some ways I have an unusually classical education and was interested in writing enough that I eventually was able to get published: this has made me more irritated and angry at modern abuses of the English language, not less.

    At some point devastating the commons hits everyone.

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  94. Brutusale says:
    @Mr. Anon

    OT, Austin bomber reported shot dead. I must say if I was a FedEx worker, I’d be suspicious of someone dropping a parcel off while wearing what look like surgical gloves. Or is that standard for postroom workers?
     
    I agree, that would trigger suspicion in me. But as someone on ZH pointed out, can wearing surgical gloves and a wig be considered strange anymore? Everyplace in America, and certainly a University town like Austin, seems to be full of weirdos. A society without standards might have a hard time being productively suspicious.

    If I were a delivery guy in a place like San Diego, where they were bleaching the sidewalks trying to control a hepatitis outbreak, or San Francisco, where urination and defecation on the streets are rife, I’d wear gloves all the time!

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    If I were a delivery guy in a place like San Diego, where they were bleaching the sidewalks trying to control a hepatitis outbreak, or San Francisco, where urination and defecation on the streets are rife, I’d wear gloves all the time!
     
    Good point. Walking around in a haz-mat suit would be a perfectly rational thing to do in certain parts of America.
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  95. @Achmed E. Newman

    Because blacks represent 18 percent of the city’s [Minneapolis's] population,...
     
    My gosh, this is not Mary Tyler Moore's Minneapolis!

    Also from Hohmann's article:

    Incredibly, other police officers involved in the incident have also refused to co-operate. Both Noor and his partner Matthew Harrity had apparently “forgotten” to turn on their bodycams, a violation of procedure. A cover-up is obviously underway.
     
    The thick blue line seems to beat any kind of white solidarity, or just justice, for that matter. It's pretty sad, and I'm guessing they are cowards for not speaking up about the recruitment of guys like Noor who have no business being cops.

    The thick blue line seems to beat any kind of white solidarity, or just justice, for that matter. It’s pretty sad, and I’m guessing they are cowards for not speaking up about the recruitment of guys like Noor who have no business being cops.

    Cops who don’t cooperate with an investigation should be fired immediately.

    There is a constitutional right against self-incrimination. There is no constitutional right to government employment.

    This is an extraordinarily simple concept, but it’s been eroded by all the legalism/lawyerism that’s infected the US the past 50. Having a on the force who is actively impeding a legitimate law enforcement investigation in an abomination.

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    I would also question the current policy that all these government employees are immune to civil lawsuits. I do understand the idea that nuisance suits can hamper police work, but don't they hamper everybody?

    Whenever loss of life or property damage occurs and the city or county gets successfully sued, I don't think any lessons are learned - the money comes from the taxpayers. Let them lose some of their own "hard-earned" money, and you'll see things change.
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  96. Flip says:
    @Anonym
    And we dislike the assault weapons ban because…?

    Because it makes it harder for us goys to be shipped to the gulags. But in general the idea is to enable resistance to a tyrranical government.

    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward”

    -Solzhenitsyn

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    Exactly. Great quote.

    It is pretty funny to think that mighty as the state is, and also as powerful as anti-white elite Jews are, the 2a is as strong as ever and ARs are everywhere. TPTB are not almighty.
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  97. eah says:
    @eah
    Per the linked article, in this case it is pretty much the opposite -- it seems the main reason it took so long to charge him is that both his partner, who was at the scene, and the police union did not fully cooperate with the investigation.

    See the last line of the article:

    But of course, Noor’s victim was just a white woman.

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    You must have dreamed that, I am told there is no murderous contempt for white violence victims.
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  98. utu says:
    @Been
    I know. Zachary Champommier was the victim's name.

    White victim.

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  99. Anonym says:
    @Flip
    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward"

    -Solzhenitsyn

    Exactly. Great quote.

    It is pretty funny to think that mighty as the state is, and also as powerful as anti-white elite Jews are, the 2a is as strong as ever and ARs are everywhere. TPTB are not almighty.

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    I think the 2nd Amendment was a close call. The Heller decision in the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that there was a constitutional right to individual ownership of guns and not just state militias. Garland was anti-gun and could easily have tipped it to 5-4 the other way, particularly since US Jews tend to be very anti-gun. McConnell made Gorsuch possible and saved gun rights in America (for now).
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  100. sabril says:
    @Sunbeam
    "Back when this whole situation was first in the media I thought there was a sliver of possibility that Noor was the assailant that Damond witnessed."

    Would that surprise anyone? That could be true. It might not be true.

    This case is odd. The police get called all the time because someone saw someone trying to break into their storage shed, or they just think they saw something, but when the police arrive there is nothing to see.

    And no one ever gets shot. But this lady in her pajamas does.

    And no one ever gets shot. But this lady in her pajamas does.

    I would be interested to know this cop’s IQ. The average for Somalis is pretty low IIRC.

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  101. @Twodees Partain
    "3rd degree murder".... is that something like "misdemeanor homicide"?

    “3rd degree murder”…. is that something like “misdemeanor homicide”?

    More often it is called manslaughter. It is a felony. Typically it is distinguished from first degree murder by lack of premeditation and from second degree murder by lack of express or implied malice.

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  102. res says:
    @Been
    We finally found a police shooting that Steve Sailer takes issue with!

    Way to make clear you have not been paying attention. Always fun to see ignorance so self righteously placed on display. (that last sentence also summarizes an immense portion of the current MSM output)

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/from-nyt-march-25-2012-in-slain/

    To me, the obvious comparison is to how fast the news spread in the local shooting of an 18-year-old by a federal agent and a local cop that I did some amateur snooping into a few years ago. However, that wouldn’t be an obvious comparison for anybody else because the news of that shooting never spread much at all. Exactly 168 hours after the killing, my wife and I ran into the dead youth’s parents standing alone at the scene of the crime trying to figure make sense of the sketchy handful of datapoints the police had deigned to release, and the fishy-sounding spin they had put on the story. We encouraged the mother to pursue a lawsuit to bring the facts out.

    Steve has mentioned this multiple times during discussions about other police shootings.

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  103. @Been
    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons that fire hundreds of rounds per minute from sweet, decent Americans? (...as the founders intended).

    Benjamin Franklin must be rolling over in his grave. His dream of assault weapons for all is slowly dying (well, maybe in like 60 years).

    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons …

    I’m not even a “gun guy” but whenever someone says “military-grade weapons” or the like it’s pretty much an advertisement that they are a moron. (Or professional liar.)

    I don’t wade into the details of these school shootings unless there’s an actual angle with content–in the case of Parkland it’s obviously that this guy was able to do this because of “disparate impact” and the war against the “school to prison pipeline”. So i haven’t read what weapon the scumbag used, but am simply gathering from the whinabaloo that it was an AR-15.

    But the plain fact is–no matter how you hyperventilate–it’s just a semi-automatic rifle. And there’s nothing about it that makes it a super-duper shoot up my school weapon. Pretty much every handgun anyone buys anymore is semi-auto, and actually a much easier weapon to use indoors at relatively close quarters.

    Maybe its school shooter’s way of signalling “i’ve got a small dick and the cheerleaders won’t go out with me and i’m really really mad at you guys” … but in terms of killing people indoors at 10-30 feet away it’s kind of stupid. A good handgun does that leaving you more manuevability and mobility and it’s easier to conceal.

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    No gun will ever do better than an explosive or large vehicle if you want to kill a lot of people in a short time. And people are always surprised to hear that a "military sniper rifle" is actually simplified (for durability and reliability) compared to something a civilian can get with bells and whistles; the assumption is always that a military armorer is adding shoulder things that go up.
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  104. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anon

    The only advice I give to [people claiming to be] college kids is keep your head down, discern what the professor wants to hear, never fight.
     
    Or take as many of your humanities as possible as APs or similar in high school and focus on learning other stuff in college. If you have a choice of lower-tier schools choose a conservative one. Etc. etc.

    discern what the professor wants to hear, never fight.
     
    Or do this, going for the Gramscian stuff if that's what suits you.

    “The Gramscian stuff” is showing up everywhere.

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  105. J.Ross says: • Website
    @bomag

    Meritocracy does not mean you get points for agreeing with me and banishment for disagreeing.
     
    It kind of does, in today's world: those who can figure out and follow the rules ("rules") move ahead.

    Then, as in the early Soviet Union, their fake success can be stripped away instantly; whereas in the later Soviet Union they had to tolerate the physicist Sakharov.

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  106. TWS says:
    @Been
    And we dislike the assault weapons ban because...?

    It’s like tiny duck but with different grammatical errors. If you don’t understand the purpose of the second amendment or American culture and tradition, shut up.

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  107. J.Ross says: • Website
    @AndrewR
    His un-PC treatment of a number of hot-button topics - especially Jews - on Family Guy led me to think he was red-pilled.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LDoIUccosTg

    He was forced/happy to do a walkback (an entire episode of Socialist Realism level clumsy propaganda, using the same criticizing-one-off-friend template favored by homosexuals [cf the John Waters episode of the Simpsons]) and you are misusing that term. Mainstream entertainment products as a matter of definition cannot be redpilled.

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  108. Daniel H says:
    @J.Ross
    Exactly what exam does a journalist, a tenured humanities academic, or a professional NGO activist pass?

    >>Exactly what exam does a journalist, a tenured humanities academic, or a professional NGO activist pass?<<

    SAT, GRE, LSAT.

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    So nobody who has a problem with globalism took any of these? See my point? It's not that J-School doesn't exist, or any particular ideological thing about liberal arts colleges. The idea responded to is that people are sorted first by a meritocratic and justified process, and then, in their sorted categories, they become stupid opponents of all that is good (as a function of the same stupidity that stopped them from passing tests) or the kind of great minds we see in Thomas Friedman, David Brooks, Lawrence Tribe, or William Kristol. The university I remember was a cultic experience where you got good grades by cultic identification, and no amount of reasoning or objective knowledge could save you if you had Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, and the university I now hear about from afar (and sometimes visit) is worse.
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  109. TWS says:
    @Art Deco
    Gary Hart (ne Gary Warren Hartpence) in his marketing in 1984 attempted to propagate the notion that he'd applied to change his name in 1961 in support of his father's petition to do so (his uncle let the cat out of the bag and told magazine reporters who asked that it was Gary's idea) and that they'd done so because a genealogist had told them that 'Hart' was the original family name. (Genealogists contacted by the magazine press discovered that they were descendants of one Johannes Eberhardt Pence).

    Roger Clinton Sr never adopted his stepson and, by all accounts, was a terror in domestic circumstances. WJC didn't adopt the name 'Clinton' for sentimental reasons.

    Being a whore’s bastard was a whole world of shame and pain back then. Better to just use your step dad’s last name.

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    He used the name 'Blythe' until he was 15 or 16. His mother was actually married to Wm. Blythe, Blythe was married so many times that it's possible that the marriage was bigamous and invalid. When one of his marriages and unknown children came to light in 1993, at least one of his surviving sisters insisted that the claimant (Sharon Pettijohn and her mother) must be mistaken or lying, because she'd seen her brother that summer and no mention of any wife or children. (IIRC, Pettijohn has lived a private life the last 25 years and, as of 2004, not sought the company of WJC. He admitted he'd never met her).
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  110. Art Deco says:
    @Flip
    Scotch-Irish but his father is unclear.

    Scotch-Irish but his father is unclear.

    No, his father is clear, as is Barack Obama’s. It amuses people to pretend otherwise.

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    I've read that the dates don't work with WJC's conception and Blythe's military service, and that his biological father is an Arkansas doctor. Some of the commentators who say that seem reputable.

    I doubt very much that the Kenyan is Obama's father. Certainly a strong resemblance to Davis.
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  111. J.Ross says: • Website
    @AnotherDad

    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons ...
     
    I'm not even a "gun guy" but whenever someone says "military-grade weapons" or the like it's pretty much an advertisement that they are a moron. (Or professional liar.)

    I don't wade into the details of these school shootings unless there's an actual angle with content--in the case of Parkland it's obviously that this guy was able to do this because of "disparate impact" and the war against the "school to prison pipeline". So i haven't read what weapon the scumbag used, but am simply gathering from the whinabaloo that it was an AR-15.

    But the plain fact is--no matter how you hyperventilate--it's just a semi-automatic rifle. And there's nothing about it that makes it a super-duper shoot up my school weapon. Pretty much every handgun anyone buys anymore is semi-auto, and actually a much easier weapon to use indoors at relatively close quarters.

    Maybe its school shooter's way of signalling "i've got a small dick and the cheerleaders won't go out with me and i'm really really mad at you guys" ... but in terms of killing people indoors at 10-30 feet away it's kind of stupid. A good handgun does that leaving you more manuevability and mobility and it's easier to conceal.

    No gun will ever do better than an explosive or large vehicle if you want to kill a lot of people in a short time. And people are always surprised to hear that a “military sniper rifle” is actually simplified (for durability and reliability) compared to something a civilian can get with bells and whistles; the assumption is always that a military armorer is adding shoulder things that go up.

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  112. J.Ross says: • Website
    @eah
    See the last line of the article:

    But of course, Noor’s victim was just a white woman.

    You must have dreamed that, I am told there is no murderous contempt for white violence victims.

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  113. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anonymous
    Serious? All of those people probably did well enough on the SAT to get into an elite college. The NGO activist probably did well enough on the LSAT to get into an elite law school. Today's tenured humanities academic may have come through when the general and subject-specific GRE tests really mattered, and had to master a foreign language for the qualifying exam. These people have been filtered by exams left and right.

    Are you seriously retaining this idea that college is not fake? It has exams in the same way that the Titanic had deck chairs.

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  114. TWS says:

    My guess is this guy was a monumental screw up from day one and he and his partner were unofficially told to keep their cameras off. I wonder how much of the paperwork was done by his partner?

    The whole department isn’t covering because he was a cop, they’re probably covering because they’ve been letting the equivalent of, ‘Make-a-Wish’ kids run around with real guns and badges.

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    The whole department isn’t covering because he was a cop, they’re probably covering because they’ve been letting the equivalent of, ‘Make-a-Wish’ kids run around with real guns and badges.

    He's likely unsuitable for police work for a variety of reasons. The blockhead caucus here has been quite stubborn in attempting to argue he's a mental defective. There's nothing about his previous occupation or his schooling which indicates severe intellectual deficits generally (as opposed to being given mulligans in recruitment).
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  115. @Mr. Anon

    The thick blue line seems to beat any kind of white solidarity, or just justice, for that matter. It’s pretty sad, and I’m guessing they are cowards for not speaking up about the recruitment of guys like Noor who have no business being cops.
     
    Indeed. Unfortunately, juries are often too deferential towards the police. Those cops who murdered that drunken guy in a hotel in Phoenix a year and a half ago got off scott free.

    In the present day FUSA I am way, way more afraid of an encounter with an armed government employee than some street thug.

    I avoid times and places where street thugs dominate. You can’t do that with our all powerful and extremely trigger happy government employee thugs, especially when you are a law-abiding middle class white family man like myself.

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  116. @bomag

    Those cops who murdered that drunken guy in a hotel in Phoenix a year and a half ago got off scott free.
     
    So disgusting. Your right to life is superseded by cop privilege to shoot you if they think you've moved your hand incorrectly.

    Exactly!

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  117. Art Deco says:
    @TWS
    Being a whore's bastard was a whole world of shame and pain back then. Better to just use your step dad's last name.

    He used the name ‘Blythe’ until he was 15 or 16. His mother was actually married to Wm. Blythe, Blythe was married so many times that it’s possible that the marriage was bigamous and invalid. When one of his marriages and unknown children came to light in 1993, at least one of his surviving sisters insisted that the claimant (Sharon Pettijohn and her mother) must be mistaken or lying, because she’d seen her brother that summer and no mention of any wife or children. (IIRC, Pettijohn has lived a private life the last 25 years and, as of 2004, not sought the company of WJC. He admitted he’d never met her).

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  118. @Jack Hanson
    You're gonna need to sharpen your flair if you wanna challenge tiny duck for the troll throne of isteve. You're coming off as if you believe this vs. trying to rile normies.

    Do you think T.D. and Truth had a spawn named Been?

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  119. @AnotherDad

    The thick blue line seems to beat any kind of white solidarity, or just justice, for that matter. It’s pretty sad, and I’m guessing they are cowards for not speaking up about the recruitment of guys like Noor who have no business being cops.
     
    Cops who don't cooperate with an investigation should be fired immediately.

    There is a constitutional right against self-incrimination. There is no constitutional right to government employment.

    This is an extraordinarily simple concept, but it's been eroded by all the legalism/lawyerism that's infected the US the past 50. Having a on the force who is actively impeding a legitimate law enforcement investigation in an abomination.

    I would also question the current policy that all these government employees are immune to civil lawsuits. I do understand the idea that nuisance suits can hamper police work, but don’t they hamper everybody?

    Whenever loss of life or property damage occurs and the city or county gets successfully sued, I don’t think any lessons are learned – the money comes from the taxpayers. Let them lose some of their own “hard-earned” money, and you’ll see things change.

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  120. Flip says:
    @Art Deco
    Scotch-Irish but his father is unclear.

    No, his father is clear, as is Barack Obama's. It amuses people to pretend otherwise.

    I’ve read that the dates don’t work with WJC’s conception and Blythe’s military service, and that his biological father is an Arkansas doctor. Some of the commentators who say that seem reputable.

    I doubt very much that the Kenyan is Obama’s father. Certainly a strong resemblance to Davis.

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/gossip/bubba-bayou-baby-author-article-1.805496
    , @Art Deco
    I doubt very much that the Kenyan is Obama’s father. Certainly a strong resemblance to Davis.

    Obama bears no particular resemblance to Davis. 'The Kenyan' was a student enrolled at the University of Hawaii and enrolled in one of Ann Dunham's classes. He also married her, admitted he had a son to immigration officials in contemporaneous documentation, appears on the long form birth certificate, and unaccountably traveled halfway around the world to visit the Dunhams for five weeks in 1971. Davis wasn't in any line of work that would have led him into ready contact with either Stanley or Madelyn Dunham (he ran a paper distributorship, Stanley Dunham was a salesman at a furniture store, and Madelyn was employed in the mortgage servicing section of the Bank of Hawaii). Davis lived 15 miles away from the Dunhams and was 37 years older than Ann Dunham. There is no contemporaneous evidence that he was acquainted with any of them at the time Barack Obama Jr was conceived in October 1960 (at which time the Dunhams had lived in Hawaii for all of four months).



    I’ve read that the dates don’t work with WJC’s conception and Blythe’s military service, and that his biological father is an Arkansas doctor. Some of the commentators who say that seem reputable.

    There were multiple men named 'William J. Blythe' in the military during the 2d World War. None of them appear in the portions of the Veterans Affairs BIRLS file digitized to date, just in the enlistment records. I'd be fascinated to know where your 'reputable' commentators got hold of his precise discharge date and leave times in order to ascertain that he could not have met his wife during the period running from the end of October 1945 to the end of November 1945.
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  121. Flip says:
    @Flip
    I've read that the dates don't work with WJC's conception and Blythe's military service, and that his biological father is an Arkansas doctor. Some of the commentators who say that seem reputable.

    I doubt very much that the Kenyan is Obama's father. Certainly a strong resemblance to Davis.
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    One theory is Bill Clinton was the son of the doctor for whom his mother once worked as a receptionist. This doctors' legitimate kids are successful, personable high achievers (doctors and lawyers, mostly).

    But I've seen other sources argue that the dates just don't line up right for this theory. I, personally, don't have a theory and haven't looked into it.

    Three of the last eight Presidents (Ford, Clinton, and Obama) went by different surnames at some point in their lives).

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  122. @David In TN
    The "thick blue line" in this case may be due to fear of being called "Islamophobic" or that old standby "racist."

    Yep, David, and that’s what I meant by cowards., in this case. If they can’t even live up to the “sticks and stones” policy, how will some of them do when some drugged-up deranged shooter comes into a school and starts a massacre? Oh, wait, we know that one already.

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  123. @Big Bill
    "Hundreds of rounds per minute" you say?

    Stop trying to sugar-coat it, you gun nut! Stop playing your lying statistical games.

    That AR-15 shoots 700 rounds per minute, 42000 rounds per hour, one million rounds in a single day, and [drum roll, please] THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN MILLION NINE-HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THOUSAND ROUNDS IN ONE SINGLE YEAR!!!

    Think about it. Were it not for our Brave Men in Blue, Nikolas Cruz with just one gun could have exterminated the entire population of the United States!!!

    [Cue: "God Bless America"]

    But the true horror is this: if he bought twenty AR-15's instead of just one, he could have Exterminated the Entire Human Race.

    Wow. Just ... wow.

    THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN MILLION…

    I’m kinda into round numbers, but I enjoyed your way of making the point, Big Bill. Even without a calculator, I can see there will be a problem still for your hypothetical “Assault Rifle” owner. That’s > 12 MILLION magazines, or “clips” if you want to sound like an idiot on TV. At $8 a piece for the polymer ones, that’s a cool $100 million and they’re only gonna go up in the next few months.

    Still, there’s GoFundMe, so: Ban polymers! Ban magazines! Ban magazines that advertise magazines! For the love of God, people now, do something people NOW!

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  124. @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Cops are fast sinking to the level of public school teachers in my view. Pretty much any government employee represented by a union is corrupt (at least in bed with corruption).

    Preferred, Bingo! I personally considered Public School Teachers to be the lowest of the low!

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  125. @Flip
    http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/gossip/bubba-bayou-baby-author-article-1.805496

    One theory is Bill Clinton was the son of the doctor for whom his mother once worked as a receptionist. This doctors’ legitimate kids are successful, personable high achievers (doctors and lawyers, mostly).

    But I’ve seen other sources argue that the dates just don’t line up right for this theory. I, personally, don’t have a theory and haven’t looked into it.

    Three of the last eight Presidents (Ford, Clinton, and Obama) went by different surnames at some point in their lives).

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    Three of the last eight Presidents (Ford, Clinton, and Obama) went by different surnames at some point in their lives).

    They all had step-fathers. This is of interest just why? It's not as if their step-fathers were at all similar in character or dealt with their charges the same way.
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  126. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @MyINformationUsername

    His un-PC treatment of a number of hot-button topics – especially Jews – on Family Guy led me to think he was red-pilled.
     
    Nope. He knows who butters his bread. The "un-PC treatment" you see is just a pressure release valve. Nothing serious, nothing substantive. You really think they'd let him say those things if he meant it?

    The original run of Family Guy got cancelled after one of the episodes annoyed certain people. The series was brought back after fan protests, but we can assume McFarlane learned an important life lesson from the experience.

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  127. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Daniel H
    >>Exactly what exam does a journalist, a tenured humanities academic, or a professional NGO activist pass?<<

    SAT, GRE, LSAT.

    So nobody who has a problem with globalism took any of these? See my point? It’s not that J-School doesn’t exist, or any particular ideological thing about liberal arts colleges. The idea responded to is that people are sorted first by a meritocratic and justified process, and then, in their sorted categories, they become stupid opponents of all that is good (as a function of the same stupidity that stopped them from passing tests) or the kind of great minds we see in Thomas Friedman, David Brooks, Lawrence Tribe, or William Kristol. The university I remember was a cultic experience where you got good grades by cultic identification, and no amount of reasoning or objective knowledge could save you if you had Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, and the university I now hear about from afar (and sometimes visit) is worse.

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  128. @Anon
    I wonder if the the partner of the Somali cop's ears are still ringing?

    I wonder if the the partner of the Somali cop’s ears are still ringing?

    Twenty-five years ago I was at an outdoor public gun range. I fired my 9mm pistol one time w/o ear protection and my right ear is still ringing. It gets bothersome in a quiet room. I usually need some background or white noise to make it unnoticeable, and run a fan at night.

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    Twenty-five years ago I was at an outdoor public gun range. I fired my 9mm pistol one time w/o ear protection and my right ear is still ringing. It gets bothersome in a quiet room. I usually need some background or white noise to make it unnoticeable, and run a fan at night.
     
    When I got seriously interested in guns 25 years ago, I axed a guy that had been in the Army for quite a while if they used any kind of hearing protection on the gun ranges.

    He said it was just after the Vietnam War ended that they got ear plugs. Before, it was just blast away.

    Another guy had been on the Marine Corps rifle team; I knew and spoke to him for a couple of years before he told me he was deaf and a lip reader. His tinnitus was 75db, which he said was really bad.

    I won't shoot anything without plugs and muffs over; well the .22s only need one. But any centerfires it's both. The earpiece of the glasses messes up the muffs sealing, so I need the plugs to counter that. The plugs by themselves aren't enough, I got headaches with just those.
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  129. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @YetAnotherAnon
    Who is this shouty ranter MacFarlane? I have a vague memory of other stuff of his in the same abusive vein.

    OT, Austin bomber reported shot dead. I must say if I was a FedEx worker, I'd be suspicious of someone dropping a parcel off while wearing what look like surgical gloves. Or is that standard for postroom workers?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5526159/Austin-bomber-shot-dead-police-try-arrest-him.html

    MacFarlane is prolific a TV writer/producer/actor/voice actor/singer. His new Star Wars knock-off The Orville is entertaining.

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  130. gunner29 says:
    @Twodees Partain
    "3rd degree murder".... is that something like "misdemeanor homicide"?

    “3rd degree murder”…. is that something like “misdemeanor homicide”?

    The commonly accepted term is ‘misdemeanor murder’….it probably took a year to finally figure out what to charge him with that didn’t appear too ‘wascist’……

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  131. gunner29 says:
    @E. Rekshun
    I wonder if the the partner of the Somali cop’s ears are still ringing?

    Twenty-five years ago I was at an outdoor public gun range. I fired my 9mm pistol one time w/o ear protection and my right ear is still ringing. It gets bothersome in a quiet room. I usually need some background or white noise to make it unnoticeable, and run a fan at night.

    Twenty-five years ago I was at an outdoor public gun range. I fired my 9mm pistol one time w/o ear protection and my right ear is still ringing. It gets bothersome in a quiet room. I usually need some background or white noise to make it unnoticeable, and run a fan at night.

    When I got seriously interested in guns 25 years ago, I axed a guy that had been in the Army for quite a while if they used any kind of hearing protection on the gun ranges.

    He said it was just after the Vietnam War ended that they got ear plugs. Before, it was just blast away.

    Another guy had been on the Marine Corps rifle team; I knew and spoke to him for a couple of years before he told me he was deaf and a lip reader. His tinnitus was 75db, which he said was really bad.

    I won’t shoot anything without plugs and muffs over; well the .22s only need one. But any centerfires it’s both. The earpiece of the glasses messes up the muffs sealing, so I need the plugs to counter that. The plugs by themselves aren’t enough, I got headaches with just those.

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  132. Svigor says:

    “[guns] that fire hundreds of rounds per minute .”

    Is that factually true or do you feel free to embellish as far as your fantasy takes you?

    1. With a bump fire device employed, yes, you can fire 200+ rpm.
    2. Without a bump fire device you could probably hit 201 rpm, but aim would necessarily be of little to no concern, because you’d be in a mad rush to hit your quota. I’ve never looked into this (nobody who wants aim at and hit something has, is my guess), but my guess is that somebody with great gun-handling skills (fast reloading) could do it. Or maybe somebody with several of those really high-capacity drum mags (I don’t know how fast they switch out, never used one).
    3. If you did hit that rate, you might permanently degrade your barrel. Maximum sustainable ROF for the Stoner/AR platform is waaaay under 200 RPM. Your barrel will melt if you shoot for long enough at that rate, if you’re lucky enough to avoid cooking off your ammo.

    Pretty good deal these police unions have got worked out. In this case get full pay without even working a real job.

    It makes sense for gov’t to side with their own employees to this extent; it’s an innocent until proven guilty approach. Taking away a cop’s wage on the basis of an accusation that turns out to be false is a bad idea. The wages paid in the interim aren’t that big of a deal to anyone but the cops involved.

    “Hundreds of rounds per minute” you say?

    Stop trying to sugar-coat it, you gun nut! Stop playing your lying statistical games.

    That AR-15 shoots 700 rounds per minute, 42000 rounds per hour, one million rounds in a single day, and [drum roll, please] THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN MILLION NINE-HUNDRED AND TWENTY-THOUSAND ROUNDS IN ONE SINGLE YEAR!!!

    Think about it. Were it not for our Brave Men in Blue, Nikolas Cruz with just one gun could have exterminated the entire population of the United States!!!

    [Cue: "God Bless America"]

    But the true horror is this: if he bought twenty AR-15′s instead of just one, he could have Exterminated the Entire Human Race.

    Wow. Just … wow.

    Lol. Perfect.

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  133. Svigor says:

    Actually, I dunno about that guess; that’s 3.3 rounds per second even before you allow for reloads. Accuracy would definitely be FUBAR, even if you could do it.

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  134. @eah
    Per the linked article, in this case it is pretty much the opposite -- it seems the main reason it took so long to charge him is that both his partner, who was at the scene, and the police union did not fully cooperate with the investigation.

    I don’t understand why you think I’m disagreeing with you…

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  135. @Been
    We finally found a police shooting that Steve Sailer takes issue with!

    We finally found a police shooting that Steve Sailer takes issue with!

    That’s unfair. Steve’s talked repeatedly about that kid in the parking lot in SoCal.

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  136. @Been
    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons that fire hundreds of rounds per minute from sweet, decent Americans? (...as the founders intended).

    Benjamin Franklin must be rolling over in his grave. His dream of assault weapons for all is slowly dying (well, maybe in like 60 years).

    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons that fire hundreds of rounds per minute from sweet, decent Americans? (…as the founders intended).

    People have an absolute right to possess any weapon that can be used against them. That’s a fundamental moral fact.

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  137. @Inquiring Mind
    How do you know that this man will not get acquitted to make a point like Mr. Garcia Zarete?

    Especially since they are seriously overcharging someone having the appearance of an inadequately trained diversity hire rather than a person with any degree of malice? Like with Mr. Garcia, this is a setup for an acquittal?

    Overcharging? This is first-degree murder marked down to third.

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  138. bartok says:
    @Father O'Hara
    This,one assumes,is a joke;a parody of things like the so enlightening CNN graph of who runs the place.
    MacFarlane is mixed,but I would love to claim him,as I used to be a big fan of FG. I was surprised to see that he was Catholic. I doubt his Mayflower ancestors would approve.
    As for Samantha Powers,what grotesqueries that transpire in her bedroom with her Obama loving Jewish husband are best left unexamined.

    As for Samantha Powers,what grotesqueries that transpire in her bedroom with her Obama loving Jewish husband are best left unexamined.

    What – authoring journal articles in bed, tweeting in bed, peer-reviewing articles in bed, grading papers in bed, plotting White Genocide in bed, swimming in greenbacks in the infinity pool and spirit-cooking in the foyer?

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    Samantha Power's very name exudes bait-and-switch, bringing to mind both Stefanie Powers and Samantha Eggar.

    https://pleasurephotoroom.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/stefanie-powers.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Samantha_Eggar.jpg
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  139. @Anonymous
    OT

    https://www.economist.com/blogs/bagehot/2018/03/globalisation

    An Economist writer thinks that the big political divide today is not Democrat vs. Republican or open vs. closed, or those without responsibilities vs. those with, but rather exam passers vs. exam failers. Exam passers can get jobs that are immune from the negative effects of globalization, such as tenured professors living in strictly zoned college towns, employees of various protected service professions or licensed professions, beneficiaries of intellectual property protection, and so on.

    This is a bit like Instapundit Glenn Reynold's front-row kids vs. back-row kids idea.

    An Economist writer thinks that the big political divide today is not Democrat vs. Republican or open vs. closed, or those without responsibilities vs. those with, but rather exam passers vs. exam failers. Exam passers can get jobs that are immune from the negative effects of globalization, such as tenured professors living in strictly zoned college towns, employees of various protected service professions or licensed professions, beneficiaries of intellectual property protection, and so on.

    Passing an exam may be necessary for success, but it’s never sufficient.

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    This is true. You can ace every exam you take, but if you don't make the right friends you'll still never get into the elite.
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  140. Mr. Anon says:
    @Brutusale
    If I were a delivery guy in a place like San Diego, where they were bleaching the sidewalks trying to control a hepatitis outbreak, or San Francisco, where urination and defecation on the streets are rife, I'd wear gloves all the time!

    If I were a delivery guy in a place like San Diego, where they were bleaching the sidewalks trying to control a hepatitis outbreak, or San Francisco, where urination and defecation on the streets are rife, I’d wear gloves all the time!

    Good point. Walking around in a haz-mat suit would be a perfectly rational thing to do in certain parts of America.

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  141. Art Deco says:
    @Flip
    I've read that the dates don't work with WJC's conception and Blythe's military service, and that his biological father is an Arkansas doctor. Some of the commentators who say that seem reputable.

    I doubt very much that the Kenyan is Obama's father. Certainly a strong resemblance to Davis.

    I doubt very much that the Kenyan is Obama’s father. Certainly a strong resemblance to Davis.

    Obama bears no particular resemblance to Davis. ‘The Kenyan’ was a student enrolled at the University of Hawaii and enrolled in one of Ann Dunham’s classes. He also married her, admitted he had a son to immigration officials in contemporaneous documentation, appears on the long form birth certificate, and unaccountably traveled halfway around the world to visit the Dunhams for five weeks in 1971. Davis wasn’t in any line of work that would have led him into ready contact with either Stanley or Madelyn Dunham (he ran a paper distributorship, Stanley Dunham was a salesman at a furniture store, and Madelyn was employed in the mortgage servicing section of the Bank of Hawaii). Davis lived 15 miles away from the Dunhams and was 37 years older than Ann Dunham. There is no contemporaneous evidence that he was acquainted with any of them at the time Barack Obama Jr was conceived in October 1960 (at which time the Dunhams had lived in Hawaii for all of four months).

    I’ve read that the dates don’t work with WJC’s conception and Blythe’s military service, and that his biological father is an Arkansas doctor. Some of the commentators who say that seem reputable.

    There were multiple men named ‘William J. Blythe’ in the military during the 2d World War. None of them appear in the portions of the Veterans Affairs BIRLS file digitized to date, just in the enlistment records. I’d be fascinated to know where your ‘reputable’ commentators got hold of his precise discharge date and leave times in order to ascertain that he could not have met his wife during the period running from the end of October 1945 to the end of November 1945.

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    Obama bears no particular resemblance to Davis.
     
    He bears no particular resemblance to Barack Obama Sr. either.
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  142. Art Deco says:
    @Steve Sailer
    One theory is Bill Clinton was the son of the doctor for whom his mother once worked as a receptionist. This doctors' legitimate kids are successful, personable high achievers (doctors and lawyers, mostly).

    But I've seen other sources argue that the dates just don't line up right for this theory. I, personally, don't have a theory and haven't looked into it.

    Three of the last eight Presidents (Ford, Clinton, and Obama) went by different surnames at some point in their lives).

    Three of the last eight Presidents (Ford, Clinton, and Obama) went by different surnames at some point in their lives).

    They all had step-fathers. This is of interest just why? It’s not as if their step-fathers were at all similar in character or dealt with their charges the same way.

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    They all had step-fathers. This is of interest just why?
     
    They might actually have had a psychological handicap due to not having been raised by their actual father. It's possible. A reasonable person might understand that. As you have made plain many times here, you are not a reasonable person. You are a smug, pedantic, insufferable little prig.
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  143. @ben tillman
    Overcharging? This is first-degree murder marked down to third.

    You really think Somalis are capable of premeditation?

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    You really think Somalis are capable of premeditation?

    You really think that statement is something other than utterly doltish?
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  144. Art Deco says:
    @TWS
    My guess is this guy was a monumental screw up from day one and he and his partner were unofficially told to keep their cameras off. I wonder how much of the paperwork was done by his partner?

    The whole department isn't covering because he was a cop, they're probably covering because they've been letting the equivalent of, 'Make-a-Wish' kids run around with real guns and badges.

    The whole department isn’t covering because he was a cop, they’re probably covering because they’ve been letting the equivalent of, ‘Make-a-Wish’ kids run around with real guns and badges.

    He’s likely unsuitable for police work for a variety of reasons. The blockhead caucus here has been quite stubborn in attempting to argue he’s a mental defective. There’s nothing about his previous occupation or his schooling which indicates severe intellectual deficits generally (as opposed to being given mulligans in recruitment).

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    The blockhead caucus here has been quite stubborn.......
     
    Have you polled them, Mr. Whip?

    Imagine - you - talking about stubborn.

    Idiot.
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  145. Art Deco says:
    @Reg Cæsar
    You really think Somalis are capable of premeditation?

    You really think Somalis are capable of premeditation?

    You really think that statement is something other than utterly doltish?

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    As opposed to charging the man with premeditated murder? For an idiotic split-second decision or, worse, an animal instinct?

    I was being a little ironic there, which makes your comment the doltish one.
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  146. Anonymous[144] • Disclaimer says:
    @ben tillman

    An Economist writer thinks that the big political divide today is not Democrat vs. Republican or open vs. closed, or those without responsibilities vs. those with, but rather exam passers vs. exam failers. Exam passers can get jobs that are immune from the negative effects of globalization, such as tenured professors living in strictly zoned college towns, employees of various protected service professions or licensed professions, beneficiaries of intellectual property protection, and so on.
     
    Passing an exam may be necessary for success, but it's never sufficient.

    This is true. You can ace every exam you take, but if you don’t make the right friends you’ll still never get into the elite.

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  147. @Art Deco
    You really think Somalis are capable of premeditation?

    You really think that statement is something other than utterly doltish?

    As opposed to charging the man with premeditated murder? For an idiotic split-second decision or, worse, an animal instinct?

    I was being a little ironic there, which makes your comment the doltish one.

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  148. @bartok

    As for Samantha Powers,what grotesqueries that transpire in her bedroom with her Obama loving Jewish husband are best left unexamined.
     
    What - authoring journal articles in bed, tweeting in bed, peer-reviewing articles in bed, grading papers in bed, plotting White Genocide in bed, swimming in greenbacks in the infinity pool and spirit-cooking in the foyer?

    Samantha Power’s very name exudes bait-and-switch, bringing to mind both Stefanie Powers and Samantha Eggar.

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  149. He may simply have had recurring childhood visions of being eaten by Dhegdheer, an old, isolated Grimm-like woman with cannibalistic tendencies.

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  150. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    Three of the last eight Presidents (Ford, Clinton, and Obama) went by different surnames at some point in their lives).

    They all had step-fathers. This is of interest just why? It's not as if their step-fathers were at all similar in character or dealt with their charges the same way.

    They all had step-fathers. This is of interest just why?

    They might actually have had a psychological handicap due to not having been raised by their actual father. It’s possible. A reasonable person might understand that. As you have made plain many times here, you are not a reasonable person. You are a smug, pedantic, insufferable little prig.

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    They might actually have had a psychological handicap due to not having been raised by their actual father. It’s possible. A reasonable person might understand that.

    All three natural fathers were damaged goods. One was violent and sociopathic, one went through women like popcorn (marrying four and knocking-up three over an 11 year period), and one was an alcoholic who managed to sire 11 children by four different women and went through his abbreviated life butt-hurt that his genius wasn't recognized by Kenya's politicians. None of the sons resided with their birth-father after age 2. One knew nothing of his birth father until the man turned up uninvited in 1930 and began making a pest of himself, one was born posthumously, and one spent a grand total of nine weeks in the same city with his birth father (over a span of 21 years).

    As for the step-fathers, one was capable and conscientious, one was an alcoholic with a bad temper, and one was more-or-less satisfactory while in residence but went down the alcoholic drain at a later time in his life. That x, y, and z were not the birth-fathers of one of the children in their respective houses was the least of their short-comings.
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  151. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    The whole department isn’t covering because he was a cop, they’re probably covering because they’ve been letting the equivalent of, ‘Make-a-Wish’ kids run around with real guns and badges.

    He's likely unsuitable for police work for a variety of reasons. The blockhead caucus here has been quite stubborn in attempting to argue he's a mental defective. There's nothing about his previous occupation or his schooling which indicates severe intellectual deficits generally (as opposed to being given mulligans in recruitment).

    The blockhead caucus here has been quite stubborn…….

    Have you polled them, Mr. Whip?

    Imagine – you – talking about stubborn.

    Idiot.

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  152. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    I doubt very much that the Kenyan is Obama’s father. Certainly a strong resemblance to Davis.

    Obama bears no particular resemblance to Davis. 'The Kenyan' was a student enrolled at the University of Hawaii and enrolled in one of Ann Dunham's classes. He also married her, admitted he had a son to immigration officials in contemporaneous documentation, appears on the long form birth certificate, and unaccountably traveled halfway around the world to visit the Dunhams for five weeks in 1971. Davis wasn't in any line of work that would have led him into ready contact with either Stanley or Madelyn Dunham (he ran a paper distributorship, Stanley Dunham was a salesman at a furniture store, and Madelyn was employed in the mortgage servicing section of the Bank of Hawaii). Davis lived 15 miles away from the Dunhams and was 37 years older than Ann Dunham. There is no contemporaneous evidence that he was acquainted with any of them at the time Barack Obama Jr was conceived in October 1960 (at which time the Dunhams had lived in Hawaii for all of four months).



    I’ve read that the dates don’t work with WJC’s conception and Blythe’s military service, and that his biological father is an Arkansas doctor. Some of the commentators who say that seem reputable.

    There were multiple men named 'William J. Blythe' in the military during the 2d World War. None of them appear in the portions of the Veterans Affairs BIRLS file digitized to date, just in the enlistment records. I'd be fascinated to know where your 'reputable' commentators got hold of his precise discharge date and leave times in order to ascertain that he could not have met his wife during the period running from the end of October 1945 to the end of November 1945.

    Obama bears no particular resemblance to Davis.

    He bears no particular resemblance to Barack Obama Sr. either.

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    He bears no particular resemblance to Barack Obama Sr. either.

    Might just have something to do with the dissimilarity between Barack Obama, Sr. and Ann Dunham. Notably, the latter's lower face was V-shaped and she had an abnormally prominent chin.


    All the documentary and testimonial evidence identifies Barack Obama Sr. as the sire. The idea it was Frank Marshall Davis relies on a particular 'resemblance' which is non-existent and idiot exegeses of Obama's memoirs. There were about 5,000 black males living on Oahu in October 1960. Any one of them is about as plausible a candidate for sire as Frank Marshall Davis.
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  153. Art Deco says:
    @Mr. Anon

    They all had step-fathers. This is of interest just why?
     
    They might actually have had a psychological handicap due to not having been raised by their actual father. It's possible. A reasonable person might understand that. As you have made plain many times here, you are not a reasonable person. You are a smug, pedantic, insufferable little prig.

    They might actually have had a psychological handicap due to not having been raised by their actual father. It’s possible. A reasonable person might understand that.

    All three natural fathers were damaged goods. One was violent and sociopathic, one went through women like popcorn (marrying four and knocking-up three over an 11 year period), and one was an alcoholic who managed to sire 11 children by four different women and went through his abbreviated life butt-hurt that his genius wasn’t recognized by Kenya’s politicians. None of the sons resided with their birth-father after age 2. One knew nothing of his birth father until the man turned up uninvited in 1930 and began making a pest of himself, one was born posthumously, and one spent a grand total of nine weeks in the same city with his birth father (over a span of 21 years).

    As for the step-fathers, one was capable and conscientious, one was an alcoholic with a bad temper, and one was more-or-less satisfactory while in residence but went down the alcoholic drain at a later time in his life. That x, y, and z were not the birth-fathers of one of the children in their respective houses was the least of their short-comings.

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    All three natural fathers were damaged goods.
     
    So one might conclude that the son was damaged goods too - i.e., not suitable for the office of President of the United States. Genetics. Look it up. It's all the rage now.

    At least that's an idea a normal person might entertain.

    You, on the other hand.................................
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  154. Art Deco says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Obama bears no particular resemblance to Davis.
     
    He bears no particular resemblance to Barack Obama Sr. either.

    He bears no particular resemblance to Barack Obama Sr. either.

    Might just have something to do with the dissimilarity between Barack Obama, Sr. and Ann Dunham. Notably, the latter’s lower face was V-shaped and she had an abnormally prominent chin.

    All the documentary and testimonial evidence identifies Barack Obama Sr. as the sire. The idea it was Frank Marshall Davis relies on a particular ‘resemblance’ which is non-existent and idiot exegeses of Obama’s memoirs. There were about 5,000 black males living on Oahu in October 1960. Any one of them is about as plausible a candidate for sire as Frank Marshall Davis.

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    Any one of them is about as plausible a candidate for sire as Frank Marshall Davis.
     
    Or as the ostensible Barack Obama Sr.

    There might be a reason so many of Obama's records were sealed. I think the idea that he was born in Kenya is ridiculous, but there is something hinky about his background.
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  155. Flip says:
    @Anonym
    Exactly. Great quote.

    It is pretty funny to think that mighty as the state is, and also as powerful as anti-white elite Jews are, the 2a is as strong as ever and ARs are everywhere. TPTB are not almighty.

    I think the 2nd Amendment was a close call. The Heller decision in the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that there was a constitutional right to individual ownership of guns and not just state militias. Garland was anti-gun and could easily have tipped it to 5-4 the other way, particularly since US Jews tend to be very anti-gun. McConnell made Gorsuch possible and saved gun rights in America (for now).

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  156. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    They might actually have had a psychological handicap due to not having been raised by their actual father. It’s possible. A reasonable person might understand that.

    All three natural fathers were damaged goods. One was violent and sociopathic, one went through women like popcorn (marrying four and knocking-up three over an 11 year period), and one was an alcoholic who managed to sire 11 children by four different women and went through his abbreviated life butt-hurt that his genius wasn't recognized by Kenya's politicians. None of the sons resided with their birth-father after age 2. One knew nothing of his birth father until the man turned up uninvited in 1930 and began making a pest of himself, one was born posthumously, and one spent a grand total of nine weeks in the same city with his birth father (over a span of 21 years).

    As for the step-fathers, one was capable and conscientious, one was an alcoholic with a bad temper, and one was more-or-less satisfactory while in residence but went down the alcoholic drain at a later time in his life. That x, y, and z were not the birth-fathers of one of the children in their respective houses was the least of their short-comings.

    All three natural fathers were damaged goods.

    So one might conclude that the son was damaged goods too – i.e., not suitable for the office of President of the United States. Genetics. Look it up. It’s all the rage now.

    At least that’s an idea a normal person might entertain.

    You, on the other hand……………………………

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  157. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    He bears no particular resemblance to Barack Obama Sr. either.

    Might just have something to do with the dissimilarity between Barack Obama, Sr. and Ann Dunham. Notably, the latter's lower face was V-shaped and she had an abnormally prominent chin.


    All the documentary and testimonial evidence identifies Barack Obama Sr. as the sire. The idea it was Frank Marshall Davis relies on a particular 'resemblance' which is non-existent and idiot exegeses of Obama's memoirs. There were about 5,000 black males living on Oahu in October 1960. Any one of them is about as plausible a candidate for sire as Frank Marshall Davis.

    Any one of them is about as plausible a candidate for sire as Frank Marshall Davis.

    Or as the ostensible Barack Obama Sr.

    There might be a reason so many of Obama’s records were sealed. I think the idea that he was born in Kenya is ridiculous, but there is something hinky about his background.

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  158. @Barnard
    One interesting aspect of the case that seems to have been lost is that Justine Damond called 911 because she thought she saw an attempted rape. The Minneapolis PD has not released any information about this and I don't know that the DA has either. What did Damond witness and what do the police know about it?

    The judge issued a restraining order against Noor, ordering him to have no contact with his fellow police officer partner from the squad car.

    We can infer that Noor has been threatening his partner, and that the Somali community in the Twin Cities approves.

    We can also infer that the partner, Matthew Hannity, is going to testify against Noor, which will of course, be a damning indictment of the mayor and the entire city administration.

    Noor posted the $400,000 bond. First year cops don’t have that money. Someone rich and powerful paid it for him.

    A possible outcome: a tragic “accident” involving Hannity.

    If that does happen, then there is nothing the state won’t do to maintain the current narrative.

    http://m.startribune.com/minneapolis-police-officer-mohamed-noor-makes-first-court-appearance-bail-set-at-400-000/477544853/

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    "Someone rich and powerful paid it for him."

    The community paid it for him. They pooled. Only Americans, with their stupid notions of rugged individualism, don't do this.

    Did they have to post the whole $400K? I don't know about stuff like this.
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  159. Art Deco says:

    Or as the ostensible Barack Obama Sr.

    Except that his association with Ann Dunham is attested to by contemporaneous documentation and surviving witnesses. He was enrolled at the University of Hawaii, so it’s unremarkable that he knew her. Frank Marshall Davis is known to have been a checker-playing hookah-smoking chum of Stanley Dunham ca. 1971. No one’s put him anywhere near Ann Dunham in 1960.

    So one might conclude that the son was damaged goods too – i.e., not suitable for the office of President of the United States. Genetics. Look it up. It’s all the rage now.

    Actually, it’s a lot simpler to just observe the behavior of the particular individuals in question. Gerald Ford was never a problematic human being and Obama’s personal shortcomings do not include alcoholism, bigamy, serial marriage, child abandonment, or an inclination to spill his seed all over the map.

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  160. Art Deco says:

    There might be a reason so many of Obama’s records were sealed. I think the idea that he was born in Kenya is ridiculous, but there is something hinky about his background.

    It’s quite normal for confidential records to remain confidential. What’s unusual about Obama is that he gets away with not being forthcoming. So did John Kerry, albeit only selectively. It’s a reasonable guess that media outlets were in 2000 and 2004 willing to bribe subaltern employees in higher education in order to get hold of the academic transcripts of the candidates running those years but discovered that the VA and the Navy (unlike Boston College) put their records in the hands of employees who cannot be corrupted.

    John Kerry was willing to allow reporters from the Boston Globe to inspect his service records. They reported nothing, which (with the absurd antics of Tom Oliphant during the 2004 campaign) tells you that the Globe was an extension of his campaign press office, as was CBS News. Obama had the entire media in his breast pocket during his Senate and presidential campaigns, so they were most obliging when he didn’t care to make something public.

    Also, the racial neuroses in higher education come into play with Obama, which they don’t with Kerry. Obama attended Occidental and Columbia ca. 1980 and Harvard ca. 1990. The salient records were most likely on microfilm. All that needed to happen was for a dean to sign out the film and lock it in a safe in his office, a precaution Yale deans never took in re George W. Bush’s transcripts.

    What’s the dirt on Obama? Quite possibly that he had an Indonesian passport at one point, and applied for some sort of benefit at Occidental or at Columbia listing himself as an international student. Another possibility is that he was admitted to Harvard Law School and permitted to transfer from Occidental to Columbia in spite of mediocre grades (in fact, it would be a surprise were that not the case).

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  161. @Paul Jolliffe
    The judge issued a restraining order against Noor, ordering him to have no contact with his fellow police officer partner from the squad car.

    We can infer that Noor has been threatening his partner, and that the Somali community in the Twin Cities approves.

    We can also infer that the partner, Matthew Hannity, is going to testify against Noor, which will of course, be a damning indictment of the mayor and the entire city administration.

    Noor posted the $400,000 bond. First year cops don't have that money. Someone rich and powerful paid it for him.

    A possible outcome: a tragic "accident" involving Hannity.

    If that does happen, then there is nothing the state won't do to maintain the current narrative.

    http://m.startribune.com/minneapolis-police-officer-mohamed-noor-makes-first-court-appearance-bail-set-at-400-000/477544853/

    “Someone rich and powerful paid it for him.”

    The community paid it for him. They pooled. Only Americans, with their stupid notions of rugged individualism, don’t do this.

    Did they have to post the whole $400K? I don’t know about stuff like this.

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  162. MBlanc46 says:
    @Been
    How dare these people try to take away military-grade weapons that fire hundreds of rounds per minute from sweet, decent Americans? (...as the founders intended).

    Benjamin Franklin must be rolling over in his grave. His dream of assault weapons for all is slowly dying (well, maybe in like 60 years).

    Exactly. How dare they?

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  163. MBlanc46 says:
    @AnotherDad
    Clinton is Scots-Irish not Irish-Irish.

    That said, my Irish relatives indeed have a lot to answer for politically in the US. (Though they tend to be coming around now.) The Anglos really should have never let us in. But to be fair to my kin, there are two, or three, or four other groups that have done much more damage and even more obviously should never have been let in.

    We had strong backs, weak brains, and we worked cheap.

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