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From Vanity Fair last January:

Malia Obama’s Next Move: An Internship with Harvey Weinstein

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

Uh, sure …

The (former) First Daughter, who’s already had experience on TV sets, is reportedly coming to New York to work for the Oscar whisperer himself.

by HILLARY BUSIS
JANUARY 20, 2017 10:32 AM

… That would be 18-year-old Malia, who’s reportedly off to a new adventure: an internship for mega-producer Harvey Weinsten.

Page Six first reported Thursday night that the future Harvard undergrad—she’s taking a gap year before beginning college this fall—will begin work with Weinstein “sometime in the future.” The Hollywood Reporter followed with news that Malia “is expected to begin work in the New York office of The Weinstein Co. in February,” shortly after her family’s Palm Springs jaunt. …

Clearly, there’ll be a lot more for her to learn at the Weinstein Company: Harvey Weinstein is a notorious mover and shaker in Hollywood, a comeback kid whose producing prowess and reputation for waging fierce Oscar campaigns has inspired admiration, envy, and every other emotion on the spectrum.

Presumably Vanity Fair was also thinking of other emotions such as: Disgust, loathing, revulsion, horror, despair …

(His former assistant Leslye Headland, now a successful screenwriter and director in her own right, wrote a scathing 2008 play based in part on her experience working for Weinstein, called Assistance.)

You might think that the President would have heard about the true nature of his supporter Harvey Weinstein, but apparently he hadn’t …

As I wrote in VDARE in 2006:

Whether you`re a Pollyanna optimist or a paranoid pessimist, it`s still an oddly comforting assumption that somewhere, behind all the nonsensical propaganda, there is somebody smart who is secretly pulling the strings to achieve his goals, whatever they may be.

… The climaxes of both famous English mid-century dystopian novels, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984, are didactic dialogues in which omniscient and omnipotent Inner Circle representatives proudly explain to the idealistic main characters the sinister logic behind the regime’s disinformation. …

So—has America’s policy since 9/11 been dictated by benevolent Obi-wan Kenobis and Hari Seldons or by evil Mustapha Monds and O’Briens?

“Neither,” suggests Gregory Cochran, the physicist and geneticist, who correctly pointed out in 2002 that Saddam Hussein was too broke to have a nuclear bomb program. “There is no Inner Party in our government. They just don’t know what they are talking about.”

 
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  1. Jimbo says:

    I think it’s more likely that Obama knew about Harvey, but also knew that Harvey was not crazy enough to go after the Chosen One’s daughter…

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    • Replies: @Anon
    Even so, would you want your daughter to intern with a man who grabbed every woman in sight, when she could land an internship any place she wanted because she's the president's daughter? Is this normal behavior for a father?

    Heck no, it's not. Either Obama didn't know, or if he did, he is a disgusting freak and totally reckless with his daughter's safety. If Malia really wanted to go to Hollywood, it's not like Weinstein's the only director there, for God's sake.
    , @Cucksworth
    Weinstein only got in trouble because he tried his act on some oligarch/magnate's daughter without realizing who she was.
    , @Dr. X

    “There is no Inner Party in our government. They just don’t know what they are talking about.”
     
    I'm inclined to believe the truth of that.

    One of the main things that infuriated me about Obama was not his race, but rather the realization that this guy was no different than some of the liberal stoners and intellectual posers I used to know thirty years ago when I was an undergraduate. He wasn't much older than me, he wasn't any more intelligent or more well-spoken than me, he wasn't any better educated then me and he wasn't (until getting elected to the Senate) much more accomplished then me -- he was just a highly polished bullshit artist who managed to actually bullshit himself right up to the top.

    Yet there he was, Mr. Moral Prig, Know-it-all, Racial Redeemer-in-Chief, and Global Pontificator for eight years straight.

    I think that's true of a lot of these people. When you're up at that level there's not all that much of a road map to follow; your success is largely defined by whether or not you have the Pied Piper-like quality to get people to take your bullshit seriously and follow you and do your bidding.
    , @Dr. X

    I think it’s more likely that Obama knew about Harvey, but also knew that Harvey was not crazy enough to go after the Chosen One’s daughter…
     
    It's possible that Obama didn't know about Harvey, but you can bet the Secret Service sure did.
    , @CK
    Given the visual evidence of his choices so far, Obama's daughter would have been safe. Not that I am suggesting that Weinstein is in any way a racist.
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  2. eD says:

    There definitely is an Inner Party, its just that Obama was never a member of it.

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    Obama was a member. He just didn't attend any meetings.
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  3. ‘You can turn it off!’ he said.

    ‘Yes,’ said O’Brien, ‘we can turn it off. We have that privilege.’

    He was opposite them now. His solid form towered over the pair of them, and the expression on his face was still indecipherable. He was waiting, somewhat sternly, for Winston to speak, but about what? Even now it was quite conceivable that he was simply a busy man wondering irritably why he had been interrupted. Nobody spoke. After the stopping of the telescreen the room seemed deadly silent. The seconds marched past, enormous. With difficulty Winston continued to keep his eyes fixed on O’Brien’s. Then suddenly the grim face broke down into what might have been the beginnings of a smile. With his characteristic gesture O’Brien resettled his spectacles on his nose.

    ‘Shall I say it, or will you?’ he said.

    ‘I will say it,’ said Winston promptly. ‘That thing is really turned off?’

    ‘Yes, everything is turned off. We are alone.’

    [MORE]

    ‘We have come here because –’

    He paused, realizing for the first time the vagueness of his own motives. Since he did not in fact know what kind of help he expected from O’Brien, it was not easy to say why he had come here. He went on, conscious that what he was saying must sound both feeble and pretentious:

    ‘We believe that there is some kind of conspiracy, some kind of secret organization working against the Party, and that you are involved in it. We want to join it and work for it. We are enemies of the Party. We disbelieve in the principles of Ingsoc. We are thought-criminals. We are also adulterers. I tell you this because we want to put ourselves at your mercy. If you want us to incriminate ourselves in any other way, we are ready.’

    He stopped and glanced over his shoulder, with the feeling that the door had opened. Sure enough, the little yellow-faced servant had come in without knocking. Winston saw that he was carrying a tray with a decanter and glasses.

    ‘Martin is one of us,’ said O’Brien impassively. ‘Bring the drinks over here, Martin. Put them on the round table. Have we enough chairs? Then we may as well sit down and talk in comfort. Bring a chair for yourself, Martin. This is business. You can stop being a servant for the next ten minutes.’

    The little man sat down, quite at his ease, and yet still with a servant-like air, the air of a valet enjoying a privilege. Winston regarded him out of the corner of his eye. It struck him that the man’s whole life was playing a part, and that he felt it to be dangerous to drop his assumed personality even for a moment. O’Brien took the decanter by the neck and filled up the glasses with a dark-red liquid. It aroused in Winston dim memories of something seen long ago on a wall or a hoarding — a vast bottle composed of electric lights which seemed to move up and down and pour its contents into a glass. Seen from the top the stuff looked almost black, but in the decanter it gleamed like a ruby. It had a sour-sweet smell. He saw Julia pick up her glass and sniff at it with frank curiosity.

    ‘It is called wine,’ said O’Brien with a faint smile. ‘You will have read about it in books, no doubt. Not much of it gets to the Outer Party, I am afraid.’

    ~”1984″ by George Orwell

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  4. BB753 says:

    Will they cry racism if it turns out Weinstein was never interested in raping Malia Obama?

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    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    Probably.
    , @AndrewR
    Lupita Nyong'o wrote detailed allegations in the NYT about Weinstein's sexual advances, and she is darker than Malia
    , @Clyde

    Will they cry racism if it turns out Weinstein was never interested in raping Malia Obama?
     
    Get a clue
    She was not the right hue
    Meanwhile
    Harve turned the potted plants blue
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  5. sabril says:

    As people pointed out the last time this was brought up, Weinstein is not some Dr. Strangelove type with no control over his hands. Obviously he’s not going to try anything on the child of a current or former president.

    If anything, the Vanity Fair article is confirming evidence for my theory — the key ingredient for all these scandals is eager young women.

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  6. So what are the chances Malia is eventually arranged to marry a Jewish banker?

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    • Replies: @Chuck
    Look at the mating habits of the offspring of all presidents since Clinton. Including the current occupant of the White House.

    Notice anything?
    , @Jett Rucker
    I should rather expect this. I know I would.
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  8. Malia was always safe. Was there even a single instance of Weinstein copping a feel off a black girl? That’s just not who we are.

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    • Agree: Barnard
    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    He tried with Lupita Nyong’o, but most are Caucasian, a few Hispanic chicas, and one Vietnamese.
    , @gda
    Considering that the incidence of white on black rape in the US is perilously close to 0.000% of all rapes, it's hardly surprising that Harvey would not be tempted.
    , @Hail
    Malia Obama has considerable White ancestry. Malia is also phenotypically much lighter than her younger sister and looks like a Somalian or Ethiopian whereas her sister looks like Bantu East African.

    Malia Obama Parents
    - Michelle, ca. 25% White (maybe 30%...photo of parents suggests not much more)
    - Barack, 50% White
    = Malia is around 37.5% Subasaharan (genotype)

    Malia looking so remarkably like a Horn-of-Africa girl may be surprising in that she is only 25% descended from ancestral stock from near the Horn (Barack Obama Sr.).

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  9. @eD
    There definitely is an Inner Party, its just that Obama was never a member of it.

    Obama was a member. He just didn’t attend any meetings.

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    Obama was a member. He just didn’t attend any meetings.
     
    Clearly he didn't get the memo on Harvey. I am in agreement with eD, there was an inner party, but he was not a member. He was just a guest of honor from time to time.
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  10. rogue-one says:

    Sailer, if the elites are just over their heads what explains invade the world, invite the world?

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    • Replies: @Anon
    The Ruling Class think invade the world invite the world will benefit them personally - cheap labor, more money, scab voters for the democrats, entertaining wars to plot and feel morally superior about - but they are too dense to see that this policy will eventually destroy the country. One of the previous Japanese prime ministers speculated that immigration would ultimately doom the United States, so this is well known in smart countries (Japanese mean IQ: 105, world's highest).

    Our elite is simply too stupid and morally smug to consider that they may be wrong about the most important issue of the coming century. No conspiracy, just rank incompetence. Probably a consequence of a complicating world amidst a lowering American IQ: the world is too complicated for stupid people to understand it (more so every day) and people are simultaneously getting dumber. Our elite is become like the people they govern. Collectively, the human species is reaching its peak ability to see and understand logical relationships as the world gets ever more complicated.

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  11. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Jimbo
    I think it's more likely that Obama knew about Harvey, but also knew that Harvey was not crazy enough to go after the Chosen One's daughter...

    Even so, would you want your daughter to intern with a man who grabbed every woman in sight, when she could land an internship any place she wanted because she’s the president’s daughter? Is this normal behavior for a father?

    Heck no, it’s not. Either Obama didn’t know, or if he did, he is a disgusting freak and totally reckless with his daughter’s safety. If Malia really wanted to go to Hollywood, it’s not like Weinstein’s the only director there, for God’s sake.

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    • Replies: @map
    Meh...

    Why would Obama care? They're not related because you can't have kids with a tranny named Michael.
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  12. @Jimbo
    I think it's more likely that Obama knew about Harvey, but also knew that Harvey was not crazy enough to go after the Chosen One's daughter...

    Weinstein only got in trouble because he tried his act on some oligarch/magnate’s daughter without realizing who she was.

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  13. unit472 says:

    Hard to imagine what a kid just out of high school and 8 years living inside a Secret Service cocoon would be doing at the Weinstein Company as she could hardly be allowed to observe Weinstein in action.

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    • Replies: @Forbes
    College graduates today are barely functional inside corporate America where interns are given make-work, e.g. getting coffee, ordering lunch, making copies, being go-fers. HS graduate would be less useful.
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  14. Altai says:

    He really relegated himself to being a pointless hollowman footnote in history because he was afraid the elites would bar his daughters from Harvard if he picked a fight with Wall Street and lost. (And probably if he won too) Sad.

    Not that Trump is better, but if he really wanted to go after the banks at least he would.

    Really interesting question is, if pre-unpersoned Harvey Weinstein (Whenever their apex of power was, the brothers went bankrupt somewhere there and clawed their way back) had abused POTUS daughter, what would the consequences have been? Would Weinstein have been in fear of the president or would the president have been in fear of Weinstein?

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  15. utu says:

    “Neither,” suggests Gregory Cochran, the physicist and geneticist, who correctly pointed out in 2002 that Saddam Hussein was too broke to have a nuclear bomb program. “There is no Inner Party in our government. They just don’t know what they are talking about.”

    What a bull. There is difference between the propaganda and “truth” concocted for the masses including Cochrans of the world and what are the true goals of the Inner Party that does exist! The objective was to destabilize and destroy a secular country in the Middle East. This objective was accomplished 100%. With intellectual elites of Cochran caliber the Inner Party is safe from ever being outed.

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    " Secular" country.

    Secular? As with all of your other postings: you are full of shiot, and have no clue as to what you are blathering about.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army Vet, and pro Jazz artist.
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  16. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @rogue-one
    Sailer, if the elites are just over their heads what explains invade the world, invite the world?

    The Ruling Class think invade the world invite the world will benefit them personally – cheap labor, more money, scab voters for the democrats, entertaining wars to plot and feel morally superior about – but they are too dense to see that this policy will eventually destroy the country. One of the previous Japanese prime ministers speculated that immigration would ultimately doom the United States, so this is well known in smart countries (Japanese mean IQ: 105, world’s highest).

    Our elite is simply too stupid and morally smug to consider that they may be wrong about the most important issue of the coming century. No conspiracy, just rank incompetence. Probably a consequence of a complicating world amidst a lowering American IQ: the world is too complicated for stupid people to understand it (more so every day) and people are simultaneously getting dumber. Our elite is become like the people they govern. Collectively, the human species is reaching its peak ability to see and understand logical relationships as the world gets ever more complicated.

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    • Agree: CJ
    • Replies: @Marat
    Interesting observations! So according to your theory, only a small percentage of home-schooled have the education and discipline to have the slightest shot of understanding our demise -let alone have any historical knowledge/perspective to formulate policies for reversal. What happens after a generation or two of this - will intelligence be lost permanently?
    , @Logan
    Actually, the Flynn Effect indicates people are getting more intelligent, or at least that their IQs, as measured by IQ tests, are going up worldwide. Have been for most of 100 years.

    In US, about 3 points per decade. Using today's norming, the average IQ of an American in 1930 was about 80, more than one standard deviation below today's average.

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

    What this means in practical terms, if anything, is open to debate. I don't claim to have the answers myself. But insofar as we can measure it, intelligence is not going down, it's going up.

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  17. Chuck says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike
    So what are the chances Malia is eventually arranged to marry a Jewish banker?

    Look at the mating habits of the offspring of all presidents since Clinton. Including the current occupant of the White House.

    Notice anything?

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    You betcha!
    , @Jim Christian

    Look at the mating habits of the offspring of all presidents since Clinton. Including the current occupant of the White House. Notice anything?
     
    Rich, connected Jews, just like the kind that got their fathers elected. It's ok to say. What were you expecting those girls to marry, DOWN to say, an auto mechanic? A plumber? An honest living? Phhhht. Later, they'll drop their knickers for a plumber or auto mechanic on the side, but actually MARRY?
    , @Art Deco
    Notice anything from your sample of 3? Barbara Pierce Bush has never married and Jenna Bush Hager is married to someone you'd expect: a well-connected patrician Southerner, not ethnic. As for Marc Mezvinsky, his mother is sui generis. That she's Jewish is not quite the last thing a normal person would notice about her.
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  18. @BB753
    Will they cry racism if it turns out Weinstein was never interested in raping Malia Obama?

    Probably.

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  19. @james wilson
    Malia was always safe. Was there even a single instance of Weinstein copping a feel off a black girl? That's just not who we are.

    He tried with Lupita Nyong’o, but most are Caucasian, a few Hispanic chicas, and one Vietnamese.

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    If I recall, the only accusation he specifically denied was Lupita Nyong'o. I believe him on that.
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  20. anon says: • Disclaimer

    Of course, there’s no Inner Party. Even at its most ruthless, Stalin’s party could never come close to what Orwell’s fevered brain feared–they came within a hair’s breath of losing the war–and Hitler faced dozens of assassination attempts throughout his lunatic rule.

    The much better and interesting dystopian novel is Nabokov’s Bend Sinister.

    Which is not to say that through negligence, design, incompetence or chance, Parties can do all sorts of awful, as we’re well aware.

    It’s just all so tawdry and ugly rather than the fine machinery of Orwell or Huxley.

    The best parallel in US society remains the military, a collectivist organization, by definition. The incompetency and stupid prevalent in the military, any military, where inevitably lesser men rise above the best, and cheating and short cuts reign, is supreme. Catch 22 is another glorious novel in this regard.

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    "Even at it's most ruthless, Stalin's party could never come close to what Orwell's fevered brain feared"

    Of course, Orwell wasn't writing a history of the Soviet Union. He was writing a dystopia, which is an upside-down utopia. Utopias being perfect regimes, the world of 1984 was supposed to be perfectly bad. It's hardly comforting that real life can't be quite as bad as that.

    That being said, those who had actually grown up behind the Iron Curtain used to wonder, "How did Orwell know?" He got that nightmarish feeling right, even if it's unrealistic.

    "The much better and interesting dystopian novel is Nabokov's Bend Sinister"

    You're free to say so, but I don't think it's rated highly even among Nabokov enthusiasts. This isn't hard proof, considering the vagaries of popularity, but one test of interest is whether or not a book invites daily public reference, the way 1984 does some 80 years after publication.

    , @MBlanc46
    It took the Reds a bit more than a year to get well enough organized to start hammering the Germans. But even the early phases of the German invasion were far from what the Germans intended. They were supposed to encircle and destroy the Soviet armies, but tens of thousands escaped. It was all supposed to be over by November, but the Germans were stuck in the mud, then frozen in place. When they finally got going again, the Reds counterattacked fiercely. Only by divine intervention were the Germans going to ever defeat the Soviet Union.
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  21. Svigor says:

    Yeah, I can’t get past:

    1 The Obamas (Malia hails from an ostensibly intact nuclear family; her parents include a mother, Michelle Obama, not just the Narcissist-in-Chief) didn’t know.
    2 The Obamas (again; two parents here – Michelle probably had more to say over the kids than Obama) don’t love Malia very much, by typical American middle class standards.

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    • Replies: @Heros
    Malia is not Obama's daughter and Obama's birth certificate was fake too.

    Besides. what percentage of Weinsteins sperm vases were black? Malia was immunized by skin color. Call it "black privilege" to be able to work around perverted jews and not be molested.
    , @Father O'Hara
    Harvey did a good job of keeping things under wraps. He was very close to Hillary. If she had any inkling that he was abusing young women so cruelly,well,donations or not,there'd be Hell to pay!
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  22. Forbes says:
    @unit472
    Hard to imagine what a kid just out of high school and 8 years living inside a Secret Service cocoon would be doing at the Weinstein Company as she could hardly be allowed to observe Weinstein in action.

    College graduates today are barely functional inside corporate America where interns are given make-work, e.g. getting coffee, ordering lunch, making copies, being go-fers. HS graduate would be less useful.

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    • Replies: @Art Deco
    College graduates today are barely functional inside corporate America where interns are given make-work, e.g. getting coffee, ordering lunch, making copies, being go-fers. HS graduate would be less useful.

    North of 40% of today's young adult cohorts are receiving baccalaureate degrees and another 15% receive and associate's degree. You fancy that over 55% of the youngsters coming on the labor market each year are 'barely functional'?
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  23. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Somewhat OT: Crazy Days & Nights claims both Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington were murdered because they had been gathering interviews from David Geffen’s abuse victims (Bennington was a real militant on the topic because he’d been an abuse survivor himself) and had confronted Geffen about it, and that Geffen threatened them if they exposed him.

    http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2017/12/todays-blind-items-web.html

    This is fascinating stuff.

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  24. William Goldman of screenwriting fame tried to notify the world when he said “Nobody knows anything… not one person in the entire motion picture industry knows for a certainty what’s going to work”. The quote is often attributed to William Golding of Lord of the Flies fame, which use has a certain sense of its own. Or maybe vice versa, who can really tell in Hollywood!

    That quote describes much of modern life even if unacknowledged. Poor Obamalet won’t know what hit her, even if Barry could have dialed up answers easily inside or outside of his administration or fund raisers or sycophants.

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  25. Svigor says:

    I think it’s more likely that Obama knew about Harvey, but also knew that Harvey was not crazy enough to go after the Chosen One’s daughter…

    Obamas. Obamas. Malia has a mother, too. In a thus-far intact nuclear family, no less. Her name is Michelle Obama. She looks like she could kick Hussein’s ass, actually. Good money is that she calls the shots for the girls.

    (Raised by wolves, Steve)

    As people pointed out the last time this was brought up, Weinstein is not some Dr. Strangelove type with no control over his hands. Obviously he’s not going to try anything on the child of a current or former president.

    *Smacks forehead*

    Yeah, he kinda is a Strangelove type with no control over his hands. The man is over-the-top compulsive. Didn’t you guys read the chauffeur’s account?

    More to the point, Weinstein isn’t Malia’s parents. Hussein and Michelle are Malia’s parents. They have daughters to worry about, not making some abstruse point about the Inner Party or the Deep State on a blog.

    (Wolves)

    Malia was always safe. Was there even a single instance of Weinstein copping a feel off a black girl? That’s just not who we are.

    K, you guys are all joking, right? Hahahaaha! Hahah. Heh. Right?

    (Woooolves)

    (Or maybe they’re just spergs)

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  26. Old Left says:

    So—has America’s policy since 9/11 been dictated by benevolent Obi-wan Kenobis and Hari Seldons or by evil Mustapha Monds and O’Briens?

    “Neither,” suggests Gregory Cochran, the physicist and geneticist, who correctly pointed out in 2002 that Saddam Hussein was too broke to have a nuclear bomb program. “There is no Inner Party in our government. They just don’t know what they are talking about.”

    Really? Like the Inner Party, the neocon deep state, gives a shit about the veracity of its claims.

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    Probably they always Iraq run by Shi'iets & closely aligned with Iran. N-dimensional chess.

    Or, they might just be idiots. Like when Richard Perle wanted to encourage the Russkis to defect to the muj in Afghanistan. So they could be free! Someone had to explain to him how Pathans treat their prisoners.
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  27. Burton says:

    O/T, but ICYMI, this recent CNN feature on childless, obese, blue-haired SJWs who volunteer their “emotional labor” to assist “POC” in combatting racism in the social media trenches is a self-parodic delight:

    White Nonsense Roundup is a social media watchdog group with about 100 white volunteers. Its goal: to relieve people of color from the emotional labor of engaging with a person’s racist or racially insensitive thoughts.

    Say, a person of color makes a post about Black Lives Matter. Then others respond with ignorant or offensive comments. That person can tag White Nonsense RoundUp to snatch some edges — or, better put, to educate people with context and fact-based views.

    Think of it like roadside assistance for social media debates you’re tired of having.

    “It’s really unfair that we expect people of color to experience racism, but then also explain it to us,” the group’s co-founder Terri Kempton, a book editor and college instructor, told CNN.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/06/health/social-media-race-debate-allies-trnd/index.html

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    Thanks.
    , @jorge videla (BGI volunteer)
    NO!

    AIDS is a "self-parodic delight".

    is richard spencer the least gay man in the alt-right?

    SAD!
    , @Pericles
    It's like tag team wrestling. Mr Noodle Arms finally crawls out of the ring to slap the palm of Big Gretchen and here she comes! Oh no, a pile driver ... but she stumbles out, with a boot in the you-know-what, folks. It's not over. Next is The Cat Lady, looking feisty!

    I find it telling that the prog faithful have to resort to apps and help lines to argue their case these days.
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    Amazing how many idiots there are commenting on this blog. I had no idea. I’ll be generous and assume they’re idiot-savants.

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    No way man, my real name is Savonte Jackson.
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  29. jackmcg says:

    Of course Obama knew.

    But his unskilled daughter needed a socially appropriate job, and all the people who owed him favors were scumbags so he picked one. What was he supposed to do, tell his daughter to find a job where she had to actually work?

    Besides, 6’1” black chicks aren’t Weinstein’s type anyway.

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  30. @Burton
    O/T, but ICYMI, this recent CNN feature on childless, obese, blue-haired SJWs who volunteer their "emotional labor" to assist "POC" in combatting racism in the social media trenches is a self-parodic delight:

    White Nonsense Roundup is a social media watchdog group with about 100 white volunteers. Its goal: to relieve people of color from the emotional labor of engaging with a person's racist or racially insensitive thoughts.

    Say, a person of color makes a post about Black Lives Matter. Then others respond with ignorant or offensive comments. That person can tag White Nonsense RoundUp to snatch some edges -- or, better put, to educate people with context and fact-based views.

    Think of it like roadside assistance for social media debates you're tired of having.

    "It's really unfair that we expect people of color to experience racism, but then also explain it to us," the group's co-founder Terri Kempton, a book editor and college instructor, told CNN.
     

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/06/health/social-media-race-debate-allies-trnd/index.html

    Thanks.

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    is that what "they" say now?

    sad!
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    Thanks.

    is that what “they” say now?

    sad!

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  32. wren says:

    It is really funny to me how Weinstein is huge news right now, but how this particular internship is down the memory hole.

    Rather than some kind of journ-o-list narrative decision making, it seems to be self censorship.

    Or willful ignorance.

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  33. jackmcg says:
    @Rosamond Vincy
    He tried with Lupita Nyong’o, but most are Caucasian, a few Hispanic chicas, and one Vietnamese.

    If I recall, the only accusation he specifically denied was Lupita Nyong’o. I believe him on that.

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    Savage.
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  34. gda says:
    @james wilson
    Malia was always safe. Was there even a single instance of Weinstein copping a feel off a black girl? That's just not who we are.

    Considering that the incidence of white on black rape in the US is perilously close to 0.000% of all rapes, it’s hardly surprising that Harvey would not be tempted.

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  35. AndrewR says:
    @BB753
    Will they cry racism if it turns out Weinstein was never interested in raping Malia Obama?

    Lupita Nyong’o wrote detailed allegations in the NYT about Weinstein’s sexual advances, and she is darker than Malia

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    Lupita Nyong'o has pretty features. Malia Obama does not.
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  36. Clyde says:
    @BB753
    Will they cry racism if it turns out Weinstein was never interested in raping Malia Obama?

    Will they cry racism if it turns out Weinstein was never interested in raping Malia Obama?

    Get a clue
    She was not the right hue
    Meanwhile
    Harve turned the potted plants blue

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    @jackmcg
    If I recall, the only accusation he specifically denied was Lupita Nyong'o. I believe him on that.

    Savage.

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  38. @Chuck
    Look at the mating habits of the offspring of all presidents since Clinton. Including the current occupant of the White House.

    Notice anything?

    You betcha!

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  39. Dr. X says:
    @Jimbo
    I think it's more likely that Obama knew about Harvey, but also knew that Harvey was not crazy enough to go after the Chosen One's daughter...

    “There is no Inner Party in our government. They just don’t know what they are talking about.”

    I’m inclined to believe the truth of that.

    One of the main things that infuriated me about Obama was not his race, but rather the realization that this guy was no different than some of the liberal stoners and intellectual posers I used to know thirty years ago when I was an undergraduate. He wasn’t much older than me, he wasn’t any more intelligent or more well-spoken than me, he wasn’t any better educated then me and he wasn’t (until getting elected to the Senate) much more accomplished then me — he was just a highly polished bullshit artist who managed to actually bullshit himself right up to the top.

    Yet there he was, Mr. Moral Prig, Know-it-all, Racial Redeemer-in-Chief, and Global Pontificator for eight years straight.

    I think that’s true of a lot of these people. When you’re up at that level there’s not all that much of a road map to follow; your success is largely defined by whether or not you have the Pied Piper-like quality to get people to take your bullshit seriously and follow you and do your bidding.

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    He wasn’t much older than me, he wasn’t any more intelligent or more well-spoken than me, he wasn’t any better educated then me and he wasn’t (until getting elected to the Senate) much more accomplished then me —
     
    Well it would seem that you're a bit of an underachiever there, Old Sport.
    , @Nigerian Nationalist
    Bit of Salt in this post. Of course, he is better spoken, bruh.
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  40. Dr. X says:
    @Jimbo
    I think it's more likely that Obama knew about Harvey, but also knew that Harvey was not crazy enough to go after the Chosen One's daughter...

    I think it’s more likely that Obama knew about Harvey, but also knew that Harvey was not crazy enough to go after the Chosen One’s daughter…

    It’s possible that Obama didn’t know about Harvey, but you can bet the Secret Service sure did.

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    Is that the same Secret Service that Obama crucified, defamed, and mis-staffed until it was letting people hop the White House fence?
    , @Logan
    When there are large men with guns around dedicated to protecting the 18 year old intern, even morons like HW can keep their hands to themselves. Also, it's likely Malia isn't his type.
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  41. J.Ross says: • Website

    There’s an awful rumor that Barack Obama is not related to the Obama daughters, but then people also say that his wife is a man.

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    There’s an awful rumor that Barack Obama is not related to the Obama daughters, but then people also say that his wife is a man.
     
    In Macbeth the witches tell the eponymous antihero that no harm will come to him from any man born of a woman.

    It would be a turn up for the book if one day Malia runs for President only to be disqualified on suspicion of being a virgin birth born of a man.
    , @BB753
    I bet the younger one isn't Obama's offspring,although Malia certainly is. Michelle is too much of a black woman for Obama to handle.
    , @jackmcg
    To a casual observer, its pretty clear that Barack is at least Malia's father.
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  42. Kylie says:
    @AndrewR
    Lupita Nyong'o wrote detailed allegations in the NYT about Weinstein's sexual advances, and she is darker than Malia

    Lupita Nyong’o has pretty features. Malia Obama does not.

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  43. Probably Michelle had to put out for Weinstein to secure such a coveted internship for her daughter.

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    @Dr. X

    I think it’s more likely that Obama knew about Harvey, but also knew that Harvey was not crazy enough to go after the Chosen One’s daughter…
     
    It's possible that Obama didn't know about Harvey, but you can bet the Secret Service sure did.

    Is that the same Secret Service that Obama crucified, defamed, and mis-staffed until it was letting people hop the White House fence?

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  45. @J.Ross
    There's an awful rumor that Barack Obama is not related to the Obama daughters, but then people also say that his wife is a man.

    There’s an awful rumor that Barack Obama is not related to the Obama daughters, but then people also say that his wife is a man.

    In Macbeth the witches tell the eponymous antihero that no harm will come to him from any man born of a woman.

    It would be a turn up for the book if one day Malia runs for President only to be disqualified on suspicion of being a virgin birth born of a man.

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  46. newrouter says:

    King Merde reins you fools !!!11!!

    Long live Comey!

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  47. Hail says: • Website
    @james wilson
    Malia was always safe. Was there even a single instance of Weinstein copping a feel off a black girl? That's just not who we are.

    Malia Obama has considerable White ancestry. Malia is also phenotypically much lighter than her younger sister and looks like a Somalian or Ethiopian whereas her sister looks like Bantu East African.

    Malia Obama Parents
    - Michelle, ca. 25% White (maybe 30%…photo of parents suggests not much more)
    - Barack, 50% White
    = Malia is around 37.5% Subasaharan (genotype)

    Malia looking so remarkably like a Horn-of-Africa girl may be surprising in that she is only 25% descended from ancestral stock from near the Horn (Barack Obama Sr.).

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    Malia is around 37.5% Subasaharan (genotype)
     
    This, of course, should be "37.5% White" (please edit and delete this if possible).
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  48. donut says:

    “the future Harvard undergrad—she’s taking a gap year before beginning college this fall”

    We should have an anchor pool or maybe just straight up bet’s : #1 Her “gap” gets plugged and she never goes to college . What with “Baby Momma” being such a popular career choice in that cohort . #2 anticipatory anxiety coupled with the initial exposure to reality ( benchwarmer on softball team) causes “exhaustion” related issues . Malia fades into mediocrity having learned from Chelsea Clinton’s example that the halt and the lame should not seek the spotlight . #3 has a moment of intense clarity and develops intractable vomiting . Later becomes finalist on “Dancing With the Stars” .

    A question : what’s an “edge lord” ?

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  49. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail
    Malia Obama has considerable White ancestry. Malia is also phenotypically much lighter than her younger sister and looks like a Somalian or Ethiopian whereas her sister looks like Bantu East African.

    Malia Obama Parents
    - Michelle, ca. 25% White (maybe 30%...photo of parents suggests not much more)
    - Barack, 50% White
    = Malia is around 37.5% Subasaharan (genotype)

    Malia looking so remarkably like a Horn-of-Africa girl may be surprising in that she is only 25% descended from ancestral stock from near the Horn (Barack Obama Sr.).

    Malia is around 37.5% Subasaharan (genotype)

    This, of course, should be “37.5% White” (please edit and delete this if possible).

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  50. @Burton
    O/T, but ICYMI, this recent CNN feature on childless, obese, blue-haired SJWs who volunteer their "emotional labor" to assist "POC" in combatting racism in the social media trenches is a self-parodic delight:

    White Nonsense Roundup is a social media watchdog group with about 100 white volunteers. Its goal: to relieve people of color from the emotional labor of engaging with a person's racist or racially insensitive thoughts.

    Say, a person of color makes a post about Black Lives Matter. Then others respond with ignorant or offensive comments. That person can tag White Nonsense RoundUp to snatch some edges -- or, better put, to educate people with context and fact-based views.

    Think of it like roadside assistance for social media debates you're tired of having.

    "It's really unfair that we expect people of color to experience racism, but then also explain it to us," the group's co-founder Terri Kempton, a book editor and college instructor, told CNN.
     

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/06/health/social-media-race-debate-allies-trnd/index.html

    NO!

    AIDS is a “self-parodic delight”.

    is richard spencer the least gay man in the alt-right?

    SAD!

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  51. Marat says:
    @Anon
    The Ruling Class think invade the world invite the world will benefit them personally - cheap labor, more money, scab voters for the democrats, entertaining wars to plot and feel morally superior about - but they are too dense to see that this policy will eventually destroy the country. One of the previous Japanese prime ministers speculated that immigration would ultimately doom the United States, so this is well known in smart countries (Japanese mean IQ: 105, world's highest).

    Our elite is simply too stupid and morally smug to consider that they may be wrong about the most important issue of the coming century. No conspiracy, just rank incompetence. Probably a consequence of a complicating world amidst a lowering American IQ: the world is too complicated for stupid people to understand it (more so every day) and people are simultaneously getting dumber. Our elite is become like the people they govern. Collectively, the human species is reaching its peak ability to see and understand logical relationships as the world gets ever more complicated.

    Interesting observations! So according to your theory, only a small percentage of home-schooled have the education and discipline to have the slightest shot of understanding our demise -let alone have any historical knowledge/perspective to formulate policies for reversal. What happens after a generation or two of this – will intelligence be lost permanently?

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    "Homeschool" was never mentioned in that comment, nor was it even remotely implied.

    "few have the education and discipline to have the slightest shot of understanding our demise -let alone have any historical knowledge/perspective to formulate policies for reversal."

    Seems logical. How many people knew (or even know now) what a credit default swap was before the housing meltdown? Most of the so-called experts didn't know either. Hence, we got a huge housing crisis because no one knew what they were doing: Democrats "put loads of poor people into homes they can't afford and magic will do the rest; Republicans "cut regs on Wall Street because muh capitalism"; Wall Street "sure, but we'll have to do a lot of risky and complicated things you probably won't understand to make it happen...ever heard of a credit default swap before?"

    "What happens after a generation or two of this – will intelligence be lost permanently?"

    Since IQ is strongly heritable and this is widely agreed upon in the scientific community (23andMe states that intelligence is 80% heritable by age 50 or so), it stands to reason that once the Flynn Effect runs its course, the population will irrevocably become dumber absent a selective pressure for cognitive ability. Also, immigration isn't helping cognitive trends.

    As the world becomes increasingly complex, it will become increasingly difficult for an average IQ population to discern fact from fiction. They will be easily manipulated by clever psychopaths at the top who are both smart and emotionless (Bernie Madoff types). Disgenic pressures won't help matters, but the situation would exist even in its absence.

    This explains why problems go unsolved or are created in the first place in the modern world: the average person is a moron easily tricked by their cognitive superiors - people who have no qualms about embracing policies detrimental to all but a few at the top.

    Why did we really think Iraq had WMD? Answer: people are morons and are easily tricked by the TV.

    Rinse, wash, repeat: Libya, Syria, etc.

    This may be an unsettling observation, but it's true nonetheless. There is no inner party. It's just that the average person, even of the Ruling Class, is an idiot governed by emotion. One day, a smart AI will come across this comment and agree with it.

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  52. gcochran says:
    @Old Left

    So—has America’s policy since 9/11 been dictated by benevolent Obi-wan Kenobis and Hari Seldons or by evil Mustapha Monds and O’Briens?

    “Neither,” suggests Gregory Cochran, the physicist and geneticist, who correctly pointed out in 2002 that Saddam Hussein was too broke to have a nuclear bomb program. “There is no Inner Party in our government. They just don’t know what they are talking about.”
     
    Really? Like the Inner Party, the neocon deep state, gives a shit about the veracity of its claims.

    Probably they always Iraq run by Shi’iets & closely aligned with Iran. N-dimensional chess.

    Or, they might just be idiots. Like when Richard Perle wanted to encourage the Russkis to defect to the muj in Afghanistan. So they could be free! Someone had to explain to him how Pathans treat their prisoners.

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  53. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Even if Obama knew, he knew Weistein wouldn’t dare mess with the daughter.

    Harassment is for little people.

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  54. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @james wilson
    Obama was a member. He just didn't attend any meetings.

    Obama was a member. He just didn’t attend any meetings.

    Clearly he didn’t get the memo on Harvey. I am in agreement with eD, there was an inner party, but he was not a member. He was just a guest of honor from time to time.

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  55. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    More importantly, what did she do for Harvey? Was she one of those interns who pretended to sit in meetings then left half way through so Harvey could be alone with his victims?

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  56. guest says:

    “Neither…There is no Inner Party in our government. They just don’t know what they’re talking about.”

    There’s no necessary connection between knowing what you’re talking about and being an Inner Party. The Inner Party must be good at remaining the Inner Party, if it is to perpetuate itself. But it can otherwise be grossly incompetent.

    Oceania may have been that way, too. To hear O’Brien tell it, they’re going to make resistance impossible soon. But they only have total control of the Outer Party. The proles they don’t trouble themselves about too much. And the Inner Party, well, they may run things but they still have to live in Oceania. You’d think if they were so good at what they do they’d live better.

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  57. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    This hits the mark in a deep way: we fear the genuinely evil who are engaged with reality and working against us. But the genuinely evil are NOT engaged with reality. They are infatuated with certain aspects of their own being. Plato recognized this millennia back. Evil simply CANNOT win, since evil is inherently falsehood. Evil can destroy, but it cannot win.

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    " Evil can destroy, but it cannot win".

    Depends upon the unlimited definitions of "winning" or "destroying".

    Germany and Japan were "destroyed" and the destroyers were then the "Winners"

    You can put any label on any issue, including replacing the expression "win" with the expression "destroy".

    "Evil simply cannot win" : This assumption is rooted in religious sentiments and is completely erroneous.

    On man's "destruction" is another man's "win", and one man's "evil" is another man's benevolency.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army Vet, and pro jazz artist.

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  58. guest says:
    @anon
    Of course, there's no Inner Party. Even at its most ruthless, Stalin's party could never come close to what Orwell's fevered brain feared--they came within a hair's breath of losing the war--and Hitler faced dozens of assassination attempts throughout his lunatic rule.

    The much better and interesting dystopian novel is Nabokov's Bend Sinister.

    Which is not to say that through negligence, design, incompetence or chance, Parties can do all sorts of awful, as we're well aware.

    It's just all so tawdry and ugly rather than the fine machinery of Orwell or Huxley.

    The best parallel in US society remains the military, a collectivist organization, by definition. The incompetency and stupid prevalent in the military, any military, where inevitably lesser men rise above the best, and cheating and short cuts reign, is supreme. Catch 22 is another glorious novel in this regard.

    “Even at it’s most ruthless, Stalin’s party could never come close to what Orwell’s fevered brain feared”

    Of course, Orwell wasn’t writing a history of the Soviet Union. He was writing a dystopia, which is an upside-down utopia. Utopias being perfect regimes, the world of 1984 was supposed to be perfectly bad. It’s hardly comforting that real life can’t be quite as bad as that.

    That being said, those who had actually grown up behind the Iron Curtain used to wonder, “How did Orwell know?” He got that nightmarish feeling right, even if it’s unrealistic.

    “The much better and interesting dystopian novel is Nabokov’s Bend Sinister”

    You’re free to say so, but I don’t think it’s rated highly even among Nabokov enthusiasts. This isn’t hard proof, considering the vagaries of popularity, but one test of interest is whether or not a book invites daily public reference, the way 1984 does some 80 years after publication.

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  59. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    iSteve Commenters missing the obvious:

    Malia does not have the same buttons for Harvey to push compared to the typical desperate pycho-climber actress.

    Therefore the entire dynamic of predator vs prey is altered.

    Reptile Harvey put Malia in a completely separate category from the get go. Reptile Harvey ain’t stupid.

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    • Replies: @Marat
    I stretched what you said a bit - and specified "homeschooled" because public schools are no longer churning out competent workerbees - the minimalist goal of yore. The time spent on social justice gobbledy gook comes at the expense of math, history, arts, heck - even unsupervised recess. Even if parents can't provide the very best education, just being around the initiative required to educate one's own has got to be inspirational compared with being a passive lump on the State's assembly line.

    Some people knew WMD was bs and knew abt the subprime crisis - but they are the sort of people who dig through statistics and research original sources - armchair journalists I guess you could say. And of course those involved know the reality. Everyone else depends on being told what to think, purchasing opinions much like they purchase carry out.
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  60. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Marat
    Interesting observations! So according to your theory, only a small percentage of home-schooled have the education and discipline to have the slightest shot of understanding our demise -let alone have any historical knowledge/perspective to formulate policies for reversal. What happens after a generation or two of this - will intelligence be lost permanently?

    “Homeschool” was never mentioned in that comment, nor was it even remotely implied.

    “few have the education and discipline to have the slightest shot of understanding our demise -let alone have any historical knowledge/perspective to formulate policies for reversal.”

    Seems logical. How many people knew (or even know now) what a credit default swap was before the housing meltdown? Most of the so-called experts didn’t know either. Hence, we got a huge housing crisis because no one knew what they were doing: Democrats “put loads of poor people into homes they can’t afford and magic will do the rest; Republicans “cut regs on Wall Street because muh capitalism”; Wall Street “sure, but we’ll have to do a lot of risky and complicated things you probably won’t understand to make it happen…ever heard of a credit default swap before?”

    “What happens after a generation or two of this – will intelligence be lost permanently?”

    Since IQ is strongly heritable and this is widely agreed upon in the scientific community (23andMe states that intelligence is 80% heritable by age 50 or so), it stands to reason that once the Flynn Effect runs its course, the population will irrevocably become dumber absent a selective pressure for cognitive ability. Also, immigration isn’t helping cognitive trends.

    As the world becomes increasingly complex, it will become increasingly difficult for an average IQ population to discern fact from fiction. They will be easily manipulated by clever psychopaths at the top who are both smart and emotionless (Bernie Madoff types). Disgenic pressures won’t help matters, but the situation would exist even in its absence.

    This explains why problems go unsolved or are created in the first place in the modern world: the average person is a moron easily tricked by their cognitive superiors – people who have no qualms about embracing policies detrimental to all but a few at the top.

    Why did we really think Iraq had WMD? Answer: people are morons and are easily tricked by the TV.

    Rinse, wash, repeat: Libya, Syria, etc.

    This may be an unsettling observation, but it’s true nonetheless. There is no inner party. It’s just that the average person, even of the Ruling Class, is an idiot governed by emotion. One day, a smart AI will come across this comment and agree with it.

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    Why did we really think Iraq had WMD? Answer: people are morons and are easily tricked by the TV.

    Did you? Do you think that George Tenet or Colin Powell believed?

    Rinse, wash, repeat: Libya, Syria, etc.

    Why not Patagonia or Antarctica? If they are so stupid, why not?

    This may be an unsettling observation, but it’s true nonetheless. There is no inner party.

    Keep chanting Sailer and Cochran mantra. Nothing can be done. The universe is random due to stochastic stupidity force. We will be invading Antarctica soon.
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  61. Truth says:
    @Dr. X

    “There is no Inner Party in our government. They just don’t know what they are talking about.”
     
    I'm inclined to believe the truth of that.

    One of the main things that infuriated me about Obama was not his race, but rather the realization that this guy was no different than some of the liberal stoners and intellectual posers I used to know thirty years ago when I was an undergraduate. He wasn't much older than me, he wasn't any more intelligent or more well-spoken than me, he wasn't any better educated then me and he wasn't (until getting elected to the Senate) much more accomplished then me -- he was just a highly polished bullshit artist who managed to actually bullshit himself right up to the top.

    Yet there he was, Mr. Moral Prig, Know-it-all, Racial Redeemer-in-Chief, and Global Pontificator for eight years straight.

    I think that's true of a lot of these people. When you're up at that level there's not all that much of a road map to follow; your success is largely defined by whether or not you have the Pied Piper-like quality to get people to take your bullshit seriously and follow you and do your bidding.

    He wasn’t much older than me, he wasn’t any more intelligent or more well-spoken than me, he wasn’t any better educated then me and he wasn’t (until getting elected to the Senate) much more accomplished then me —

    Well it would seem that you’re a bit of an underachiever there, Old Sport.

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    Well it would seem that you’re a bit of an underachiever there, Old Sport.
     
    No kidding. Man, my ass was starting to bleed for the poor guy. Kinda like the guy that came out the end of private industry with nothing and realized the best jobs were government after all. "If only I'd gotten elected", he says. Poor, underachieving bastard, I thought.
    , @L Woods
    This is the very platonic essence of a trite comment.
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    Two words: Secret Service.

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  63. BB753 says:
    @J.Ross
    There's an awful rumor that Barack Obama is not related to the Obama daughters, but then people also say that his wife is a man.

    I bet the younger one isn’t Obama’s offspring,although Malia certainly is. Michelle is too much of a black woman for Obama to handle.

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  64. utu says:
    @Anon
    "Homeschool" was never mentioned in that comment, nor was it even remotely implied.

    "few have the education and discipline to have the slightest shot of understanding our demise -let alone have any historical knowledge/perspective to formulate policies for reversal."

    Seems logical. How many people knew (or even know now) what a credit default swap was before the housing meltdown? Most of the so-called experts didn't know either. Hence, we got a huge housing crisis because no one knew what they were doing: Democrats "put loads of poor people into homes they can't afford and magic will do the rest; Republicans "cut regs on Wall Street because muh capitalism"; Wall Street "sure, but we'll have to do a lot of risky and complicated things you probably won't understand to make it happen...ever heard of a credit default swap before?"

    "What happens after a generation or two of this – will intelligence be lost permanently?"

    Since IQ is strongly heritable and this is widely agreed upon in the scientific community (23andMe states that intelligence is 80% heritable by age 50 or so), it stands to reason that once the Flynn Effect runs its course, the population will irrevocably become dumber absent a selective pressure for cognitive ability. Also, immigration isn't helping cognitive trends.

    As the world becomes increasingly complex, it will become increasingly difficult for an average IQ population to discern fact from fiction. They will be easily manipulated by clever psychopaths at the top who are both smart and emotionless (Bernie Madoff types). Disgenic pressures won't help matters, but the situation would exist even in its absence.

    This explains why problems go unsolved or are created in the first place in the modern world: the average person is a moron easily tricked by their cognitive superiors - people who have no qualms about embracing policies detrimental to all but a few at the top.

    Why did we really think Iraq had WMD? Answer: people are morons and are easily tricked by the TV.

    Rinse, wash, repeat: Libya, Syria, etc.

    This may be an unsettling observation, but it's true nonetheless. There is no inner party. It's just that the average person, even of the Ruling Class, is an idiot governed by emotion. One day, a smart AI will come across this comment and agree with it.

    Why did we really think Iraq had WMD? Answer: people are morons and are easily tricked by the TV.

    Did you? Do you think that George Tenet or Colin Powell believed?

    Rinse, wash, repeat: Libya, Syria, etc.

    Why not Patagonia or Antarctica? If they are so stupid, why not?

    This may be an unsettling observation, but it’s true nonetheless. There is no inner party.

    Keep chanting Sailer and Cochran mantra. Nothing can be done. The universe is random due to stochastic stupidity force. We will be invading Antarctica soon.

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    "Did you?"

    No. I'm smart enough not to be fooled by people beneath me intellectually (basically everyone I encounter). I never needed to be Red Pilled, either. I knew from my earliest teen years.

    "Do you think that George Tenet or Colin Powell believed?"

    Powell was skeptical and Tenet was negligent at best. Several documentaries have made that point.

    "Why not Patagonia or Antarctica? If they are so stupid, why not?"

    I don't think you understand what I was saying. I didn't pick out random locations, but, instead, listed sites of incompetent American misadventures - ones that took place in a strategic region after the Iraq example and would have been avoided if the public actually paid attention to and understood world events.

    Unfortunately, most humans are rubes, so the cycle repeats itself. It may again with Iran down the road. Stupid elites propose something stupid and the dumb masses go along with it regardless of facts.

    If Trump did propose invading Antarctica for some reason, at least 30% of people would support it. Same with Obama previously. At least 60% of voters are basically worthless refuse from an intectual standpoint. Democracy has allowed them to overrule people like myself who are actually capable. Why should they be given the same say as myself? I know that sounds extremely harsh, but it's true. There is some solace in being willing to admit the truth to yourself, even if it's disturbing.

    The fact that you are even posting here means that you are, more than likely, vastly superior to the average rube. Just admit it instead of being polite. If voters were more like you, things would be so much better than they currently are. Same for most reading this comment.

    "Keep chanting Sailer and Cochran mantra. Nothing can be done. "

    Unfortunately, nothing can be done. There are simply not enough capable humans in any Western country - it's a numbers game, pure and simple. As preposterous as it may seem, you're speaking to someone who could fix the United States in totality if somehow plucked from obscurity by the universe and put into the American presidency. That's not going to happen though.

    If every person born in the US since 1980 were suddenly replaced by a clone of myself, virtually all of America's major problems would be on their way to resolution. That isn't so much a statement of my superiority but of the average person's inferiority.

    "The universe is random due to stochastic stupidity force. We will be invading Antarctica soon."

    You never know. Then Athenians stupidly invaded Sicily during the Peloponnesian War when there was no obvious reason, so there is precedent.

    The universe is indeed quite random. People (and therefore history) are, however, predictable to a degree.

    The US will follow the same course as the Roman Empire or the Austrio-Hungarian Empire, etc. (take your pick). The route we get there may be unpredictable but the end result isn't beyond a measure of prediction.
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  65. Pericles says:
    @Burton
    O/T, but ICYMI, this recent CNN feature on childless, obese, blue-haired SJWs who volunteer their "emotional labor" to assist "POC" in combatting racism in the social media trenches is a self-parodic delight:

    White Nonsense Roundup is a social media watchdog group with about 100 white volunteers. Its goal: to relieve people of color from the emotional labor of engaging with a person's racist or racially insensitive thoughts.

    Say, a person of color makes a post about Black Lives Matter. Then others respond with ignorant or offensive comments. That person can tag White Nonsense RoundUp to snatch some edges -- or, better put, to educate people with context and fact-based views.

    Think of it like roadside assistance for social media debates you're tired of having.

    "It's really unfair that we expect people of color to experience racism, but then also explain it to us," the group's co-founder Terri Kempton, a book editor and college instructor, told CNN.
     

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/06/health/social-media-race-debate-allies-trnd/index.html

    It’s like tag team wrestling. Mr Noodle Arms finally crawls out of the ring to slap the palm of Big Gretchen and here she comes! Oh no, a pile driver … but she stumbles out, with a boot in the you-know-what, folks. It’s not over. Next is The Cat Lady, looking feisty!

    I find it telling that the prog faithful have to resort to apps and help lines to argue their case these days.

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  66. Pericles says:
    @Svigor
    Amazing how many idiots there are commenting on this blog. I had no idea. I'll be generous and assume they're idiot-savants.

    No way man, my real name is Savonte Jackson.

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  67. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @utu
    Why did we really think Iraq had WMD? Answer: people are morons and are easily tricked by the TV.

    Did you? Do you think that George Tenet or Colin Powell believed?

    Rinse, wash, repeat: Libya, Syria, etc.

    Why not Patagonia or Antarctica? If they are so stupid, why not?

    This may be an unsettling observation, but it’s true nonetheless. There is no inner party.

    Keep chanting Sailer and Cochran mantra. Nothing can be done. The universe is random due to stochastic stupidity force. We will be invading Antarctica soon.

    “Did you?”

    No. I’m smart enough not to be fooled by people beneath me intellectually (basically everyone I encounter). I never needed to be Red Pilled, either. I knew from my earliest teen years.

    “Do you think that George Tenet or Colin Powell believed?”

    Powell was skeptical and Tenet was negligent at best. Several documentaries have made that point.

    “Why not Patagonia or Antarctica? If they are so stupid, why not?”

    I don’t think you understand what I was saying. I didn’t pick out random locations, but, instead, listed sites of incompetent American misadventures – ones that took place in a strategic region after the Iraq example and would have been avoided if the public actually paid attention to and understood world events.

    Unfortunately, most humans are rubes, so the cycle repeats itself. It may again with Iran down the road. Stupid elites propose something stupid and the dumb masses go along with it regardless of facts.

    If Trump did propose invading Antarctica for some reason, at least 30% of people would support it. Same with Obama previously. At least 60% of voters are basically worthless refuse from an intectual standpoint. Democracy has allowed them to overrule people like myself who are actually capable. Why should they be given the same say as myself? I know that sounds extremely harsh, but it’s true. There is some solace in being willing to admit the truth to yourself, even if it’s disturbing.

    The fact that you are even posting here means that you are, more than likely, vastly superior to the average rube. Just admit it instead of being polite. If voters were more like you, things would be so much better than they currently are. Same for most reading this comment.

    “Keep chanting Sailer and Cochran mantra. Nothing can be done. ”

    Unfortunately, nothing can be done. There are simply not enough capable humans in any Western country – it’s a numbers game, pure and simple. As preposterous as it may seem, you’re speaking to someone who could fix the United States in totality if somehow plucked from obscurity by the universe and put into the American presidency. That’s not going to happen though.

    If every person born in the US since 1980 were suddenly replaced by a clone of myself, virtually all of America’s major problems would be on their way to resolution. That isn’t so much a statement of my superiority but of the average person’s inferiority.

    “The universe is random due to stochastic stupidity force. We will be invading Antarctica soon.”

    You never know. Then Athenians stupidly invaded Sicily during the Peloponnesian War when there was no obvious reason, so there is precedent.

    The universe is indeed quite random. People (and therefore history) are, however, predictable to a degree.

    The US will follow the same course as the Roman Empire or the Austrio-Hungarian Empire, etc. (take your pick). The route we get there may be unpredictable but the end result isn’t beyond a measure of prediction.

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    No. I’m smart enough not to be fooled by people beneath me intellectually (basically everyone I encounter). I never needed to be Red Pilled, either. I knew from my earliest teen years.

    How one can comment something like this? You still need a red pill for self awareness. Besides you understand nothing.
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  68. @Chuck
    Look at the mating habits of the offspring of all presidents since Clinton. Including the current occupant of the White House.

    Notice anything?

    Look at the mating habits of the offspring of all presidents since Clinton. Including the current occupant of the White House. Notice anything?

    Rich, connected Jews, just like the kind that got their fathers elected. It’s ok to say. What were you expecting those girls to marry, DOWN to say, an auto mechanic? A plumber? An honest living? Phhhht. Later, they’ll drop their knickers for a plumber or auto mechanic on the side, but actually MARRY?

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  69. @Truth

    He wasn’t much older than me, he wasn’t any more intelligent or more well-spoken than me, he wasn’t any better educated then me and he wasn’t (until getting elected to the Senate) much more accomplished then me —
     
    Well it would seem that you're a bit of an underachiever there, Old Sport.

    Well it would seem that you’re a bit of an underachiever there, Old Sport.

    No kidding. Man, my ass was starting to bleed for the poor guy. Kinda like the guy that came out the end of private industry with nothing and realized the best jobs were government after all. “If only I’d gotten elected”, he says. Poor, underachieving bastard, I thought.

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  70. map says:
    @Anon
    Even so, would you want your daughter to intern with a man who grabbed every woman in sight, when she could land an internship any place she wanted because she's the president's daughter? Is this normal behavior for a father?

    Heck no, it's not. Either Obama didn't know, or if he did, he is a disgusting freak and totally reckless with his daughter's safety. If Malia really wanted to go to Hollywood, it's not like Weinstein's the only director there, for God's sake.

    Meh…

    Why would Obama care? They’re not related because you can’t have kids with a tranny named Michael.

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  71. Maybe Big O knew the Harv was a racist,

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  72. @utu
    “Neither,” suggests Gregory Cochran, the physicist and geneticist, who correctly pointed out in 2002 that Saddam Hussein was too broke to have a nuclear bomb program. “There is no Inner Party in our government. They just don’t know what they are talking about.”

    What a bull. There is difference between the propaganda and "truth" concocted for the masses including Cochrans of the world and what are the true goals of the Inner Party that does exist! The objective was to destabilize and destroy a secular country in the Middle East. This objective was accomplished 100%. With intellectual elites of Cochran caliber the Inner Party is safe from ever being outed.

    ” Secular” country.

    Secular? As with all of your other postings: you are full of shiot, and have no clue as to what you are blathering about.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army Vet, and pro Jazz artist.

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    By ME standards Iraq before 2003 was a secular country.

    It was better to live in Iraq under Saddam
    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/it-was-better-to-live-in-iraq-under-saddam-9532742.html
    It was a secular state, and Sunnis and Shias seemed to bump along together; there were plenty of Christians, and even a few Jews left (though they had experienced persecution).

    Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Socialist_Ba%27ath_Party_–_Iraq_Region
    Under al-Bakr's tenure, Iraq experienced its most dramatic and successful period of economic growth [55] with its citizens enjoying standards of healthcare, housing, education and earnings comparable with those of European countries.[citation needed] Several major infrastructures were laid down to assist the country's growth,[56] and the Iraqi oil industry was nationalised[57] with help from the Soviet Union. Alexei Kosygin, Chairman of the USSR Council of Ministers, signed the bilateral Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation in 1972
     
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  73. @Anonymous
    This hits the mark in a deep way: we fear the genuinely evil who are engaged with reality and working against us. But the genuinely evil are NOT engaged with reality. They are infatuated with certain aspects of their own being. Plato recognized this millennia back. Evil simply CANNOT win, since evil is inherently falsehood. Evil can destroy, but it cannot win.

    ” Evil can destroy, but it cannot win”.

    Depends upon the unlimited definitions of “winning” or “destroying”.

    Germany and Japan were “destroyed” and the destroyers were then the “Winners”

    You can put any label on any issue, including replacing the expression “win” with the expression “destroy”.

    “Evil simply cannot win” : This assumption is rooted in religious sentiments and is completely erroneous.

    On man’s “destruction” is another man’s “win”, and one man’s “evil” is another man’s benevolency.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army Vet, and pro jazz artist.

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  74. Svigor says:

    Reptile Harvey put Malia in a completely separate category from the get go. Reptile Harvey ain’t stupid.

    No, but you and all your spergy friends are.

    Simpletons, really. “Heh, I’m gonna put my daughter in this broom closet with this rapist. He knows better than to cross me.”

    You guys sound like you were educated at comic book U.

    Two words: Secret Service.

    Finally, a point from you guys. It still makes no sense; there is no good reason to send your daughter to hang out with a serial rapist, harasser, and pervert. Not accompanied by bodyguards, not if you “know” the compulsive rapist/harasser wouldn’t dare, not if you’re “certain” his crimes will “never” be exposed (thus tainting you by association), etc. The idea that one’s daughter would be in any way exposed to a critter like Weinstein should send shivers down any loving parent’s spine. You guys need to put the Machiavelli down for a while. Loving parents don’t approach child-rearing the way you approach a turn-based strategy game.

    No way man, my real name is Savonte Jackson.

    Funny, but no need; I’ve been laughing at this thread the whole time.

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    You're right that a loving parent certainly wouldn't put their child at risk that way. Of course, Obama (like Hillary, Bill and so many among the left) is happy to throw anyone, their relatives, their people, their country, under the bus if it advances them.
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  75. Svigor says:

    Why did we really think Iraq had WMD? Answer: people are morons and are easily tricked by the TV.

    Do we really know what “we” thought? Polls don’t count people who hate pollsters, which may have a lot of overlap with “people who are dissidents,” i.e., the kind of people who don’t trust the gov’t’s word. Not that I even remember what the polls said. Not that I even trust what the polls say, otherwise.

    I didn’t believe the WMD bullshit (and I loudly opposed the war). Neither did a lot of other people. Then there’s the subset of people who just didn’t care, either way. There are a lot of these people. They figure it’s a volunteer military, the gov’t should be able to do what they like with it. As long as their kids aren’t being drafted, it’s not a major concern for them. A lot of anti-war types care waaaaaaay more about foreign policy than the average American does.

    All of that said, people are indeed easily tricked by the TV. The main “trick” is how people maintain their mental well-being; by projecting their own good natures onto the world. They don’t want to go through the unpleasant mental process of realizing that they are ruled by a fundamentally hostile regime (Big Media as First Estate, gov’t as Second Estate). Naturally, they recoil from that, and absent hard proof (or good alternatives) they will continue to do so.

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  76. L Woods says:
    @Truth

    He wasn’t much older than me, he wasn’t any more intelligent or more well-spoken than me, he wasn’t any better educated then me and he wasn’t (until getting elected to the Senate) much more accomplished then me —
     
    Well it would seem that you're a bit of an underachiever there, Old Sport.

    This is the very platonic essence of a trite comment.

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  77. jackmcg says:
    @J.Ross
    There's an awful rumor that Barack Obama is not related to the Obama daughters, but then people also say that his wife is a man.

    To a casual observer, its pretty clear that Barack is at least Malia’s father.

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  78. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    I don’t think the visceral hatred of shiskas that seems to animate most of these (((sexual offenders))) extends to black chicks, for reasons that are, ironically, really racist.

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  79. CK says:
    @Jimbo
    I think it's more likely that Obama knew about Harvey, but also knew that Harvey was not crazy enough to go after the Chosen One's daughter...

    Given the visual evidence of his choices so far, Obama’s daughter would have been safe. Not that I am suggesting that Weinstein is in any way a racist.

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  80. Art Deco says:

    There is no Inner Party, nor does a random academic working in Utah have a better understanding of some foreign country’s military capabilities than do government officials with their information sets and acquired expertise. He may have a wretched excess of conceit, but that’s not an asset.

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    I don't know about random academics in Utah, but I certainly have had more accurate ideas about the military capabilities of Iraq or the old Soviet Union than the CIA, the military, or the last few Presidents.

    Starting about three yeas before the end, I was saying that the Soviet Union was going to disintegrate, and bored my friends with (generally accurate) speculation about the order in which various SSRs would secede.

    And then there was the Iraqi nuclear program in 2002: I said there wasn't one.
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  81. Art Deco says:
    @Chuck
    Look at the mating habits of the offspring of all presidents since Clinton. Including the current occupant of the White House.

    Notice anything?

    Notice anything from your sample of 3? Barbara Pierce Bush has never married and Jenna Bush Hager is married to someone you’d expect: a well-connected patrician Southerner, not ethnic. As for Marc Mezvinsky, his mother is sui generis. That she’s Jewish is not quite the last thing a normal person would notice about her.

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  82. Heros says:
    @Svigor
    Yeah, I can't get past:

    1 The Obamas (Malia hails from an ostensibly intact nuclear family; her parents include a mother, Michelle Obama, not just the Narcissist-in-Chief) didn't know.
    2 The Obamas (again; two parents here - Michelle probably had more to say over the kids than Obama) don't love Malia very much, by typical American middle class standards.

    Malia is not Obama’s daughter and Obama’s birth certificate was fake too.

    Besides. what percentage of Weinsteins sperm vases were black? Malia was immunized by skin color. Call it “black privilege” to be able to work around perverted jews and not be molested.

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  83. gcochran says:
    @Art Deco
    There is no Inner Party, nor does a random academic working in Utah have a better understanding of some foreign country's military capabilities than do government officials with their information sets and acquired expertise. He may have a wretched excess of conceit, but that's not an asset.

    I don’t know about random academics in Utah, but I certainly have had more accurate ideas about the military capabilities of Iraq or the old Soviet Union than the CIA, the military, or the last few Presidents.

    Starting about three yeas before the end, I was saying that the Soviet Union was going to disintegrate, and bored my friends with (generally accurate) speculation about the order in which various SSRs would secede.

    And then there was the Iraqi nuclear program in 2002: I said there wasn’t one.

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    And then there was the Iraqi nuclear program in 2002: I said there wasn’t one.

    Everybody in the upper tiers of the Inner Party knew that. The decision to invade Iraq was made by the Inner Party long before the pretext for the war was constructed for the consumption of the general public. While it is commendable that you did not buy their lie, you clearly have no clue what was this all about. Otherwise you would not be concluding that there is no Inner Party and that the war was an honest mistake on account of general stupidity in CIA and military and that only if CIA had people of Greg Cochran caliber the war would have been avoided because he would correct their honest mistakes. The mistake was not honest. It was not a mistake!
    , @Art Deco
    but I certainly have had more accurate ideas about the military capabilities of Iraq or the old Soviet Union than the CIA, the military, or the last few Presidents.

    No, you didn't. Inspired guesses are not knowledge and retrospective bushwah isn't either.
    , @Father O'Hara
    Remember the "if we dont act now Iran will have the bomb and will be nuking Israel within X number of months?"
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  84. Yeah, Malia is black which Harvey might not be interested in, but more importantly that’s not the way the power relationship works when she’s the president’s daughter. Weinstein is not going to get handsy with Obama’s daughter just because she’s interning there, it’s more like a sinecure than a regular internship.

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  85. To the leftist asshole who blocked my latest harmless and factual postings :

    FUCK YOU, you underhanded MFing cretin.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army Vet, and pro jazz musician.

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  86. utu says:
    @Anon
    "Did you?"

    No. I'm smart enough not to be fooled by people beneath me intellectually (basically everyone I encounter). I never needed to be Red Pilled, either. I knew from my earliest teen years.

    "Do you think that George Tenet or Colin Powell believed?"

    Powell was skeptical and Tenet was negligent at best. Several documentaries have made that point.

    "Why not Patagonia or Antarctica? If they are so stupid, why not?"

    I don't think you understand what I was saying. I didn't pick out random locations, but, instead, listed sites of incompetent American misadventures - ones that took place in a strategic region after the Iraq example and would have been avoided if the public actually paid attention to and understood world events.

    Unfortunately, most humans are rubes, so the cycle repeats itself. It may again with Iran down the road. Stupid elites propose something stupid and the dumb masses go along with it regardless of facts.

    If Trump did propose invading Antarctica for some reason, at least 30% of people would support it. Same with Obama previously. At least 60% of voters are basically worthless refuse from an intectual standpoint. Democracy has allowed them to overrule people like myself who are actually capable. Why should they be given the same say as myself? I know that sounds extremely harsh, but it's true. There is some solace in being willing to admit the truth to yourself, even if it's disturbing.

    The fact that you are even posting here means that you are, more than likely, vastly superior to the average rube. Just admit it instead of being polite. If voters were more like you, things would be so much better than they currently are. Same for most reading this comment.

    "Keep chanting Sailer and Cochran mantra. Nothing can be done. "

    Unfortunately, nothing can be done. There are simply not enough capable humans in any Western country - it's a numbers game, pure and simple. As preposterous as it may seem, you're speaking to someone who could fix the United States in totality if somehow plucked from obscurity by the universe and put into the American presidency. That's not going to happen though.

    If every person born in the US since 1980 were suddenly replaced by a clone of myself, virtually all of America's major problems would be on their way to resolution. That isn't so much a statement of my superiority but of the average person's inferiority.

    "The universe is random due to stochastic stupidity force. We will be invading Antarctica soon."

    You never know. Then Athenians stupidly invaded Sicily during the Peloponnesian War when there was no obvious reason, so there is precedent.

    The universe is indeed quite random. People (and therefore history) are, however, predictable to a degree.

    The US will follow the same course as the Roman Empire or the Austrio-Hungarian Empire, etc. (take your pick). The route we get there may be unpredictable but the end result isn't beyond a measure of prediction.

    No. I’m smart enough not to be fooled by people beneath me intellectually (basically everyone I encounter). I never needed to be Red Pilled, either. I knew from my earliest teen years.

    How one can comment something like this? You still need a red pill for self awareness. Besides you understand nothing.

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  87. “There is no Inner Party in our government. They just don’t know what they are talking about.”

    The widespread idea, people would usually know what they are talking about is too nice to be true -
    – -: Said so many – I think of one closely related intellectual European quartett: Goethe, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Freud.

    Goethe did even say, that people don’t like it if they get the feeling, there’d be somebody who knew what he is talking about. Schopenhauer was pretty explicit and clear about greed & envy – and he did count intellectual envy in – – as a very powerful state of mind.

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  88. utu says:
    @gcochran
    I don't know about random academics in Utah, but I certainly have had more accurate ideas about the military capabilities of Iraq or the old Soviet Union than the CIA, the military, or the last few Presidents.

    Starting about three yeas before the end, I was saying that the Soviet Union was going to disintegrate, and bored my friends with (generally accurate) speculation about the order in which various SSRs would secede.

    And then there was the Iraqi nuclear program in 2002: I said there wasn't one.

    And then there was the Iraqi nuclear program in 2002: I said there wasn’t one.

    Everybody in the upper tiers of the Inner Party knew that. The decision to invade Iraq was made by the Inner Party long before the pretext for the war was constructed for the consumption of the general public. While it is commendable that you did not buy their lie, you clearly have no clue what was this all about. Otherwise you would not be concluding that there is no Inner Party and that the war was an honest mistake on account of general stupidity in CIA and military and that only if CIA had people of Greg Cochran caliber the war would have been avoided because he would correct their honest mistakes. The mistake was not honest. It was not a mistake!

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  89. NickG says:

    Malia Obama’s Next Move: An Internship with Harvey Weinstein

    Is there any record of Weinstein – to use the Sith Ifirican euphemism – ‘crossing the Limpopo’?

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  90. Logan says:
    @Dr. X

    I think it’s more likely that Obama knew about Harvey, but also knew that Harvey was not crazy enough to go after the Chosen One’s daughter…
     
    It's possible that Obama didn't know about Harvey, but you can bet the Secret Service sure did.

    When there are large men with guns around dedicated to protecting the 18 year old intern, even morons like HW can keep their hands to themselves. Also, it’s likely Malia isn’t his type.

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    Also, it’s likely Malia isn’t his type.
     
    I was thinking that.

    Malia definitely looks like the kind of girl who has to get regular epilations not to be confused for a younger version of Steven Tyler (in blackface of course). Whereas Sasha on the other hand looks like a pretty frumpy young girl at the moment, but from her traits one can tell she's likely to end up prettier than her sister.

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  91. Logan says:
    @Anon
    The Ruling Class think invade the world invite the world will benefit them personally - cheap labor, more money, scab voters for the democrats, entertaining wars to plot and feel morally superior about - but they are too dense to see that this policy will eventually destroy the country. One of the previous Japanese prime ministers speculated that immigration would ultimately doom the United States, so this is well known in smart countries (Japanese mean IQ: 105, world's highest).

    Our elite is simply too stupid and morally smug to consider that they may be wrong about the most important issue of the coming century. No conspiracy, just rank incompetence. Probably a consequence of a complicating world amidst a lowering American IQ: the world is too complicated for stupid people to understand it (more so every day) and people are simultaneously getting dumber. Our elite is become like the people they govern. Collectively, the human species is reaching its peak ability to see and understand logical relationships as the world gets ever more complicated.

    Actually, the Flynn Effect indicates people are getting more intelligent, or at least that their IQs, as measured by IQ tests, are going up worldwide. Have been for most of 100 years.

    In US, about 3 points per decade. Using today’s norming, the average IQ of an American in 1930 was about 80, more than one standard deviation below today’s average.

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

    What this means in practical terms, if anything, is open to debate. I don’t claim to have the answers myself. But insofar as we can measure it, intelligence is not going down, it’s going up.

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  92. Art Deco says:
    @gcochran
    I don't know about random academics in Utah, but I certainly have had more accurate ideas about the military capabilities of Iraq or the old Soviet Union than the CIA, the military, or the last few Presidents.

    Starting about three yeas before the end, I was saying that the Soviet Union was going to disintegrate, and bored my friends with (generally accurate) speculation about the order in which various SSRs would secede.

    And then there was the Iraqi nuclear program in 2002: I said there wasn't one.

    but I certainly have had more accurate ideas about the military capabilities of Iraq or the old Soviet Union than the CIA, the military, or the last few Presidents.

    No, you didn’t. Inspired guesses are not knowledge and retrospective bushwah isn’t either.

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  93. Art Deco says:
    @Forbes
    College graduates today are barely functional inside corporate America where interns are given make-work, e.g. getting coffee, ordering lunch, making copies, being go-fers. HS graduate would be less useful.

    College graduates today are barely functional inside corporate America where interns are given make-work, e.g. getting coffee, ordering lunch, making copies, being go-fers. HS graduate would be less useful.

    North of 40% of today’s young adult cohorts are receiving baccalaureate degrees and another 15% receive and associate’s degree. You fancy that over 55% of the youngsters coming on the labor market each year are ‘barely functional’?

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    Have you looked at their programs?

    An 11-year-old boy in Edwardian England knew more than the average modern college student. Look at the tests they had to take to qualify for grammar school--and those were working-class kids
    , @Forbes
    Handing out credentials does not equate with knowledge, accomplishment, nor capabilities.

    Of course, I said, "barely functional inside corporate America." On-the-job training and experience is primarily what makes the newly hired out-of-school as functional employees.
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  94. MBlanc46 says:
    @anon
    Of course, there's no Inner Party. Even at its most ruthless, Stalin's party could never come close to what Orwell's fevered brain feared--they came within a hair's breath of losing the war--and Hitler faced dozens of assassination attempts throughout his lunatic rule.

    The much better and interesting dystopian novel is Nabokov's Bend Sinister.

    Which is not to say that through negligence, design, incompetence or chance, Parties can do all sorts of awful, as we're well aware.

    It's just all so tawdry and ugly rather than the fine machinery of Orwell or Huxley.

    The best parallel in US society remains the military, a collectivist organization, by definition. The incompetency and stupid prevalent in the military, any military, where inevitably lesser men rise above the best, and cheating and short cuts reign, is supreme. Catch 22 is another glorious novel in this regard.

    It took the Reds a bit more than a year to get well enough organized to start hammering the Germans. But even the early phases of the German invasion were far from what the Germans intended. They were supposed to encircle and destroy the Soviet armies, but tens of thousands escaped. It was all supposed to be over by November, but the Germans were stuck in the mud, then frozen in place. When they finally got going again, the Reds counterattacked fiercely. Only by divine intervention were the Germans going to ever defeat the Soviet Union.

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    The Soviets were in a sense saved by intervention, though not divine in nature. Allied intervention, in the form of "lend-lease," i.e. free stuff.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    I am reading Victor Davis Hanson's new book The Second World Wars. He made the point that the Germans lost 2000+ aircraft bombing the UK from May 1940 to April 1941, and these were aircraft they could have used in Operation Barbarossa. It's a pretty good book.
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  95. Marat says:
    @Anonymous
    iSteve Commenters missing the obvious:

    Malia does not have the same buttons for Harvey to push compared to the typical desperate pycho-climber actress.

    Therefore the entire dynamic of predator vs prey is altered.

    Reptile Harvey put Malia in a completely separate category from the get go. Reptile Harvey ain't stupid.

    I stretched what you said a bit – and specified “homeschooled” because public schools are no longer churning out competent workerbees – the minimalist goal of yore. The time spent on social justice gobbledy gook comes at the expense of math, history, arts, heck – even unsupervised recess. Even if parents can’t provide the very best education, just being around the initiative required to educate one’s own has got to be inspirational compared with being a passive lump on the State’s assembly line.

    Some people knew WMD was bs and knew abt the subprime crisis – but they are the sort of people who dig through statistics and research original sources – armchair journalists I guess you could say. And of course those involved know the reality. Everyone else depends on being told what to think, purchasing opinions much like they purchase carry out.

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    Some people knew WMD was bs
     
    Not if you use the generally accepted definition of WMD to include chemical and biological weapons. SecDef Cheney warned Saddam about their use in the first Gulf war, and there were plenty of chemical weapons found after the second Gulf war.

    The MSM definition of WMD is nuclear only. Bush said Saddam had WMD. No nukes were found. Therefore Bush lied. The MSM is not only blindly partisan, but also remarkably and maybe willfully stupid.
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  96. guest says:
    @MBlanc46
    It took the Reds a bit more than a year to get well enough organized to start hammering the Germans. But even the early phases of the German invasion were far from what the Germans intended. They were supposed to encircle and destroy the Soviet armies, but tens of thousands escaped. It was all supposed to be over by November, but the Germans were stuck in the mud, then frozen in place. When they finally got going again, the Reds counterattacked fiercely. Only by divine intervention were the Germans going to ever defeat the Soviet Union.

    The Soviets were in a sense saved by intervention, though not divine in nature. Allied intervention, in the form of “lend-lease,” i.e. free stuff.

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  97. @Dr. X

    “There is no Inner Party in our government. They just don’t know what they are talking about.”
     
    I'm inclined to believe the truth of that.

    One of the main things that infuriated me about Obama was not his race, but rather the realization that this guy was no different than some of the liberal stoners and intellectual posers I used to know thirty years ago when I was an undergraduate. He wasn't much older than me, he wasn't any more intelligent or more well-spoken than me, he wasn't any better educated then me and he wasn't (until getting elected to the Senate) much more accomplished then me -- he was just a highly polished bullshit artist who managed to actually bullshit himself right up to the top.

    Yet there he was, Mr. Moral Prig, Know-it-all, Racial Redeemer-in-Chief, and Global Pontificator for eight years straight.

    I think that's true of a lot of these people. When you're up at that level there's not all that much of a road map to follow; your success is largely defined by whether or not you have the Pied Piper-like quality to get people to take your bullshit seriously and follow you and do your bidding.

    Bit of Salt in this post. Of course, he is better spoken, bruh.

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  98. utu says:
    @Authenticjazzman
    " Secular" country.

    Secular? As with all of your other postings: you are full of shiot, and have no clue as to what you are blathering about.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army Vet, and pro Jazz artist.

    By ME standards Iraq before 2003 was a secular country.

    It was better to live in Iraq under Saddam

    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/it-was-better-to-live-in-iraq-under-saddam-9532742.html

    It was a secular state, and Sunnis and Shias seemed to bump along together; there were plenty of Christians, and even a few Jews left (though they had experienced persecution).

    Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Socialist_Ba%27ath_Party_–_Iraq_Region

    Under al-Bakr’s tenure, Iraq experienced its most dramatic and successful period of economic growth [55] with its citizens enjoying standards of healthcare, housing, education and earnings comparable with those of European countries.[citation needed] Several major infrastructures were laid down to assist the country’s growth,[56] and the Iraqi oil industry was nationalised[57] with help from the Soviet Union. Alexei Kosygin, Chairman of the USSR Council of Ministers, signed the bilateral Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation in 1972

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    If you really believe that ANY middle-eastern country is "secular", than besides being hopeless ignorant, you are naive beyond redemption.

    In these countries the totality of the political tone and strings being pulled , regardless of how secular", they try to portray themselves in order to gain favor with US and European purse-holders, ALL of the political machinations are controlled and implemented behind the scenes by the religious cadre'.

    Stoning women to death, and hanging Gays in public for the crime of "being" gay, are not "secular" actions.

    You are succumbing to their own propaganda, such as the fools who pontificate about Cuba's fantastic "health-care" and edumacation systems.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army Vet, and pro jazz artist.

    , @Authenticjazzman
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  99. Jett Rucker says: • Website
    @MikeatMikedotMike
    So what are the chances Malia is eventually arranged to marry a Jewish banker?

    I should rather expect this. I know I would.

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  100. @Art Deco
    College graduates today are barely functional inside corporate America where interns are given make-work, e.g. getting coffee, ordering lunch, making copies, being go-fers. HS graduate would be less useful.

    North of 40% of today's young adult cohorts are receiving baccalaureate degrees and another 15% receive and associate's degree. You fancy that over 55% of the youngsters coming on the labor market each year are 'barely functional'?

    Have you looked at their programs?

    An 11-year-old boy in Edwardian England knew more than the average modern college student. Look at the tests they had to take to qualify for grammar school–and those were working-class kids

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    • Replies: @Art Deco
    An 11-year-old boy in Edwardian England knew more than the average modern college student. Look at the tests they had to take to qualify for grammar school–and those were working-class kids

    Edwardian grammar school students could be of any class in society. They were academic secondary institutions which enrolled a modest minority of each cohort. Some paid fees and some were offered scholarships. In that era, it was atypical for an ordinary youth to have any secondary schooling, whether it be liberal arts or mechanical arts.

    Grammar schools traded in liberal education, which doesn't map to specific skill sets you'll need in business.

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  101. @gcochran
    I don't know about random academics in Utah, but I certainly have had more accurate ideas about the military capabilities of Iraq or the old Soviet Union than the CIA, the military, or the last few Presidents.

    Starting about three yeas before the end, I was saying that the Soviet Union was going to disintegrate, and bored my friends with (generally accurate) speculation about the order in which various SSRs would secede.

    And then there was the Iraqi nuclear program in 2002: I said there wasn't one.

    Remember the “if we dont act now Iran will have the bomb and will be nuking Israel within X number of months?”

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  102. @utu
    By ME standards Iraq before 2003 was a secular country.

    It was better to live in Iraq under Saddam
    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/it-was-better-to-live-in-iraq-under-saddam-9532742.html
    It was a secular state, and Sunnis and Shias seemed to bump along together; there were plenty of Christians, and even a few Jews left (though they had experienced persecution).

    Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Socialist_Ba%27ath_Party_–_Iraq_Region
    Under al-Bakr's tenure, Iraq experienced its most dramatic and successful period of economic growth [55] with its citizens enjoying standards of healthcare, housing, education and earnings comparable with those of European countries.[citation needed] Several major infrastructures were laid down to assist the country's growth,[56] and the Iraqi oil industry was nationalised[57] with help from the Soviet Union. Alexei Kosygin, Chairman of the USSR Council of Ministers, signed the bilateral Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation in 1972
     

    If you really believe that ANY middle-eastern country is “secular”, than besides being hopeless ignorant, you are naive beyond redemption.

    In these countries the totality of the political tone and strings being pulled , regardless of how secular”, they try to portray themselves in order to gain favor with US and European purse-holders, ALL of the political machinations are controlled and implemented behind the scenes by the religious cadre’.

    Stoning women to death, and hanging Gays in public for the crime of “being” gay, are not “secular” actions.

    You are succumbing to their own propaganda, such as the fools who pontificate about Cuba’s fantastic “health-care” and edumacation systems.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army Vet, and pro jazz artist.

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  103. @Svigor
    Yeah, I can't get past:

    1 The Obamas (Malia hails from an ostensibly intact nuclear family; her parents include a mother, Michelle Obama, not just the Narcissist-in-Chief) didn't know.
    2 The Obamas (again; two parents here - Michelle probably had more to say over the kids than Obama) don't love Malia very much, by typical American middle class standards.

    Harvey did a good job of keeping things under wraps. He was very close to Hillary. If she had any inkling that he was abusing young women so cruelly,well,donations or not,there’d be Hell to pay!

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  104. @utu
    By ME standards Iraq before 2003 was a secular country.

    It was better to live in Iraq under Saddam
    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/it-was-better-to-live-in-iraq-under-saddam-9532742.html
    It was a secular state, and Sunnis and Shias seemed to bump along together; there were plenty of Christians, and even a few Jews left (though they had experienced persecution).

    Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Socialist_Ba%27ath_Party_–_Iraq_Region
    Under al-Bakr's tenure, Iraq experienced its most dramatic and successful period of economic growth [55] with its citizens enjoying standards of healthcare, housing, education and earnings comparable with those of European countries.[citation needed] Several major infrastructures were laid down to assist the country's growth,[56] and the Iraqi oil industry was nationalised[57] with help from the Soviet Union. Alexei Kosygin, Chairman of the USSR Council of Ministers, signed the bilateral Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation in 1972
     

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  105. @MBlanc46
    It took the Reds a bit more than a year to get well enough organized to start hammering the Germans. But even the early phases of the German invasion were far from what the Germans intended. They were supposed to encircle and destroy the Soviet armies, but tens of thousands escaped. It was all supposed to be over by November, but the Germans were stuck in the mud, then frozen in place. When they finally got going again, the Reds counterattacked fiercely. Only by divine intervention were the Germans going to ever defeat the Soviet Union.

    I am reading Victor Davis Hanson’s new book The Second World Wars. He made the point that the Germans lost 2000+ aircraft bombing the UK from May 1940 to April 1941, and these were aircraft they could have used in Operation Barbarossa. It’s a pretty good book.

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  106. Forbes says:
    @Art Deco
    College graduates today are barely functional inside corporate America where interns are given make-work, e.g. getting coffee, ordering lunch, making copies, being go-fers. HS graduate would be less useful.

    North of 40% of today's young adult cohorts are receiving baccalaureate degrees and another 15% receive and associate's degree. You fancy that over 55% of the youngsters coming on the labor market each year are 'barely functional'?

    Handing out credentials does not equate with knowledge, accomplishment, nor capabilities.

    Of course, I said, “barely functional inside corporate America.” On-the-job training and experience is primarily what makes the newly hired out-of-school as functional employees.

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    Handing out credentials does not equate with knowledge, accomplishment, nor capabilities.

    Thanks for the reply to the assertion I never made. It's been an education.


    On-the-job training and experience is primarily what makes the newly hired out-of-school as functional employees.

    You fancy people hired in 1955 required no training?
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  107. @Marat
    I stretched what you said a bit - and specified "homeschooled" because public schools are no longer churning out competent workerbees - the minimalist goal of yore. The time spent on social justice gobbledy gook comes at the expense of math, history, arts, heck - even unsupervised recess. Even if parents can't provide the very best education, just being around the initiative required to educate one's own has got to be inspirational compared with being a passive lump on the State's assembly line.

    Some people knew WMD was bs and knew abt the subprime crisis - but they are the sort of people who dig through statistics and research original sources - armchair journalists I guess you could say. And of course those involved know the reality. Everyone else depends on being told what to think, purchasing opinions much like they purchase carry out.

    Some people knew WMD was bs

    Not if you use the generally accepted definition of WMD to include chemical and biological weapons. SecDef Cheney warned Saddam about their use in the first Gulf war, and there were plenty of chemical weapons found after the second Gulf war.

    The MSM definition of WMD is nuclear only. Bush said Saddam had WMD. No nukes were found. Therefore Bush lied. The MSM is not only blindly partisan, but also remarkably and maybe willfully stupid.

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    That's not correct. There were virtually no chemical weapons found after the Iraq War. You are referring to chemical precursors, sites that were known, or deteriorated material. Sadaam gave up his chemical weapons program after the Gulf War and virtually all chemical weapons had been accounted for by the late 90s. There was no active program producing WMD of any kind.

    https://theintercept.com/2015/04/10/twelve-years-later-u-s-media-still-cant-get-iraqi-wmd-story-right/

    Like I said, I am above virtually all those I encounter. As you are above an ape, I am above man.
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  108. Anon says: • Disclaimer
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    Some people knew WMD was bs
     
    Not if you use the generally accepted definition of WMD to include chemical and biological weapons. SecDef Cheney warned Saddam about their use in the first Gulf war, and there were plenty of chemical weapons found after the second Gulf war.

    The MSM definition of WMD is nuclear only. Bush said Saddam had WMD. No nukes were found. Therefore Bush lied. The MSM is not only blindly partisan, but also remarkably and maybe willfully stupid.

    That’s not correct. There were virtually no chemical weapons found after the Iraq War. You are referring to chemical precursors, sites that were known, or deteriorated material. Sadaam gave up his chemical weapons program after the Gulf War and virtually all chemical weapons had been accounted for by the late 90s. There was no active program producing WMD of any kind.

    https://theintercept.com/2015/04/10/twelve-years-later-u-s-media-still-cant-get-iraqi-wmd-story-right/

    Like I said, I am above virtually all those I encounter. As you are above an ape, I am above man.

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  109. Art Deco says:
    @Rosamond Vincy
    Have you looked at their programs?

    An 11-year-old boy in Edwardian England knew more than the average modern college student. Look at the tests they had to take to qualify for grammar school--and those were working-class kids

    An 11-year-old boy in Edwardian England knew more than the average modern college student. Look at the tests they had to take to qualify for grammar school–and those were working-class kids

    Edwardian grammar school students could be of any class in society. They were academic secondary institutions which enrolled a modest minority of each cohort. Some paid fees and some were offered scholarships. In that era, it was atypical for an ordinary youth to have any secondary schooling, whether it be liberal arts or mechanical arts.

    Grammar schools traded in liberal education, which doesn’t map to specific skill sets you’ll need in business.

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  110. Art Deco says:
    @Forbes
    Handing out credentials does not equate with knowledge, accomplishment, nor capabilities.

    Of course, I said, "barely functional inside corporate America." On-the-job training and experience is primarily what makes the newly hired out-of-school as functional employees.

    Handing out credentials does not equate with knowledge, accomplishment, nor capabilities.

    Thanks for the reply to the assertion I never made. It’s been an education.

    On-the-job training and experience is primarily what makes the newly hired out-of-school as functional employees.

    You fancy people hired in 1955 required no training?

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  111. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    “Obama Had His 18-Year-Old Daughter Intern for Harvey Weinstein”

    Obama would have his 18 yr old daughter intern for Jack the Ripper if he thought it would benefit him.

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  112. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Svigor

    Reptile Harvey put Malia in a completely separate category from the get go. Reptile Harvey ain’t stupid.
     
    No, but you and all your spergy friends are.

    Simpletons, really. "Heh, I'm gonna put my daughter in this broom closet with this rapist. He knows better than to cross me."

    You guys sound like you were educated at comic book U.

    Two words: Secret Service.
     
    Finally, a point from you guys. It still makes no sense; there is no good reason to send your daughter to hang out with a serial rapist, harasser, and pervert. Not accompanied by bodyguards, not if you "know" the compulsive rapist/harasser wouldn't dare, not if you're "certain" his crimes will "never" be exposed (thus tainting you by association), etc. The idea that one's daughter would be in any way exposed to a critter like Weinstein should send shivers down any loving parent's spine. You guys need to put the Machiavelli down for a while. Loving parents don't approach child-rearing the way you approach a turn-based strategy game.

    No way man, my real name is Savonte Jackson.
     
    Funny, but no need; I've been laughing at this thread the whole time.

    You’re right that a loving parent certainly wouldn’t put their child at risk that way. Of course, Obama (like Hillary, Bill and so many among the left) is happy to throw anyone, their relatives, their people, their country, under the bus if it advances them.

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  113. Nico says:
    @Logan
    When there are large men with guns around dedicated to protecting the 18 year old intern, even morons like HW can keep their hands to themselves. Also, it's likely Malia isn't his type.

    Also, it’s likely Malia isn’t his type.

    I was thinking that.

    Malia definitely looks like the kind of girl who has to get regular epilations not to be confused for a younger version of Steven Tyler (in blackface of course). Whereas Sasha on the other hand looks like a pretty frumpy young girl at the moment, but from her traits one can tell she’s likely to end up prettier than her sister.

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