I will be in Polska on Dec 17-30 (itinerary: three days Krakow; pass through Oswiecim, Katowice, Wroclaw; the rest in Warsaw). Will be happy to meet up with Poland based readers. szopen? Polish Perspective?
I will need to get myself this powerful Jew talisman.
It is ironic how I planned to do the Habsburg Reunion, but that fell through due to lodging/scheduling issues. So I am instead going to Poland in my second foreign trip this year because some HBD people are getting together there. Should be interesting to compare it to Romania and my travels in Russia: https://akarlin.com/travel/
There won’t be much posting up until the New Year in connection with the above, though I have some additional travel posts lined up to fill in the next two weeks.
Minor announcement. This will be the last Open Thread of this format. Tracking and compiling these links is, unexpectedly, more work than it’s worth… very boring… doesn’t even fulfill an effective reference function… and largely replicates what you can find on my Twitter anyway. So I will be doing away with these links roundups in favor of original posts. The Open Threads will remain but will be much more limited henceforth, featuring my photos and a few comments on topical issues that I can’t be bothered blogging about separately.
More notable posts since the last Open Thread in case you missed any of them.
Stunning win for Conservatives in the UK. FTR, I have always maintained that Brexit will happen, e.g. see here in October 19. Good to be vindicated.
My opinion on Russia’s Olympics ban. Sole interesting observation: If US also boycotts China in 2022, then we might see the Great Bifurcation extending to the sports world.
- Gregoire Canlorbe: A conversation with Heiner Rindermann, for Man and the Economy
- @PyotrNemets thread with excerpts from Vitaly “Afrika” Fedorov’s account of the Donbass War
- Gary Saul Morson: Leninthink
- Steve Sailer: Random 2018 PISA Findings
- *sad pikachu face* Nature: Russia’s stance on human genome editing. Rules out Rebrikov’s ambitions?
- Meanwhile some interesting news coming from George Church
- Paul Robinson: No Such Thing as Russophobia
- *Blue Check* Jeff Seldin: NEW signs #Russia’s relentless info ops targeting US troops are paying off-almost half (46%) of armed services households now say they see #Moscow as an ally
- Insomniac Resurrected: Egor Zhukov’s Attorney says he Will Donate Money Collected for Egor’s Defense to The Ukrainian Armed Forces
- Bryan MacDonald: Why are there so many snowflakes on the Western media Russia beat?
- Ben Aris: What will Belarus gain from the proposed merger with Russia? & Putin, Lukashenko fail to secure ‘integration’ deal amid anti-Russia protests in Belarus
- AK thread on why women more prevalent in Russian nationalism than in the US Alt Right
- Moscow would have come 5th in PISA 2018 if it had been a country (PISA-equivalent IQ = 104.8).
- This is in response to Thulean Friend’s claims…
- SCMP: Xi Jinping: The United States and some other Western countries have increased their interference in the internal affairs of China and Russia, threatened the sovereign security of the two countries, and impeded their economic and social development…
- Artyom Lukin: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the Russian government’s official newspaper, praises “vocational centers” in China’s Xinjiang for helping bring stability and prosperity to the previously troubled region. “Xinjiang is experiencing the best time in its history.”
- Insomniac Resurrected: Ukrainian Neonazis Help out at Hong Kong Riots
- WaPo: The Arctic may have crossed key threshold, emitting billions of tons of carbon into the air, in a long-dreaded climate feedback
- *31 steps* 3,000 Taiwanese Chip Engineers Flee To Mainland For “Made in China 2025”
- Inquisitive Bird: Waist-to-hip ratios of Playboy models and Miss pageant winners.
- Steve Sailer: Little-mentioned finding of latest international PISA exam of the school achievement of 15-year-olds: U.S. white students outscored Japan and South Korea.
- Robin Hanson: Unending Winter Is Coming
- Guillaume Durocher: Try, and Then Try Again: Lessons from the Career of Charles de Gaulle
- gwern has updated his magisterial survey of the replication crisis
- Sceptre Mag: Of Swines and Squirrels
- *soft power* Simon Kuestenmacher: Which countries dominate the world’s dinner tables? Whose cuisine is being exported into the world?
- AK: 31% of @futurepundit’s (mostly US?) followers think US will be #1 economy by 2050, vs 18% of my (mostly Russian, as I asked in Russian) respondents. (USA already distant #2 in PPP GDP to China). Otherwise, similar opinions; plurality of both samples concur with USA = #2 estimate.
- Tucker Carlson: ‘For All His Faults’ Putin Doesn’t Hate America as Much as Chuck Todd Does
- Zach Goldberg: The American Panel Survey had panelists a rate a list of different obscenities in terms of how offended they’d be in witnessing them. Below is a graph comparing the responses of white libs, blacks, and white conservatives.
- British expat Craig Ashton’s hilarious jokes on learning the Russian language exploded Runet a few months ago. Must read for Russian speakers.
- Eric Striker: The Skeletons in Katie McHugh’s Closet
- AK: So remember Roman Yushkov, the Perm professor who was prosecuted – and found not guilty by a based jury – of Holocaust denial? He is now suing the Russian state for SIX MILLION rubles for the moral suffering inflicted upon him.
- Letter to Nature: Supremacy is for racists — use ‘quantum advantage’