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  1. Consider adding https://thegrayzone.com/ to your Selected Alternative Media list.

    Mostly original reporting and publication – lots of content – not a link sheet.

    Honest old left. News categories: U.S. Empire, Information Wars, China and the New Cold War, Russiagate Racket, Non-Profit Industrial Complex, Coronavirus Chaos.

    I don’t agree with it all, and I’m not tied in any way to the site. Just noticed that it was a quality effort.

    Also – Darren Beattie’s https://www.revolver.news/ Beattie (PhD dissertation on Heidegger and mathematics) is funny and smart. Site is mixture of original stories and lots of links – highbrow and lowbrow content.

    • Replies: @ginger bread man
  2. Dear Mr. Unz,

    I thought you might be interested to know….

    I wor k for an international corporation. For the last 5 years, I have been able to read Unz Review from work. Today, I was blocked. The reason was that the “Network Administrator” had deemed Unz.com a “hate/discrimination” website.

    Don’t be hubristic. The eye of Sauros can turn on you too. Remember we commenters are poor and need our jobs. Keep your systems secure…

    • Agree: Clyde
  3. Suggested article…

    Black-on-white homicide

    Ahren DeHart, age 1, died of intentional trauma in Texas
    https://thedailykenn.blogspot.com/2021/04/ahren-dehart-age-1-died-by-intentional.html

    • Agree: Liza
  4. Charlie says:

    Hi Ron… I was surprised I wasn’t permitted to send a Thanks to Ultrafart for a reply to my comment. I haven’t been commenting much lately as your filter noted, but this seems like a reasonable exception to the rule.

    https://www.unz.com/chopkins/the-covidian-cult-part-ii/#comment-4612288

    Anyway, thanks for all your work.

    C.

    • Replies: @Charlie
  5. Charlie says:
    @Charlie

    And suddenly it works! Thanks again.

  6. Yevardian says:

    @Ron Unz

    Would the commenting software allow for a “Bookmark Comment” feature, where one could highlight and save particularly interesting/useful comments to easily access in one place in the future?

    I was personally just looking for a 1-2 year old comment by ‘reiner tor’ concerning the collapse of the Hungarian left just prior to Orban’s/Fidesz’s meteoric comeback, but had to tinker around searching with keywords for a few minutes (mostly just loading times) in order to find it again.
    Perhaps there could be a ‘favourited comments’ bar in the comments section for established users? There are several commenters that occasionally make valuable contributions, but mostly rant on their set topic, or are just totally ignorant outside of a certain area, so I don’t want to ‘favourite’ them as a whole.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @Ron Unz
  7. Ron Unz says:
    @Yevardian

    Would the commenting software allow for a “Bookmark Comment” feature, where one could highlight and save particularly interesting/useful comments to easily access in one place in the future?

    The system already allows that to a limited extent.

    If you add a Reaction (Agree/Thanks/LOL/etc) to someone else’s comment, it will be added to your own commenter archive, which can be stratified by date, making it much easier for you to track down. I myself use this feature in exactly the way you describe.

    • Replies: @tyrone
  8. Ron Unz says:
    @Yevardian

    Would the commenting software allow for a “Bookmark Comment” feature, where one could highlight and save particularly interesting/useful comments to easily access in one place in the future?

    Thinking about your issue, I decided to add a feature to make things much easier.

    Towards the upper right corner of your Commenter Archive, there’s now a drop-down Filter field that lets your restrict the displayed comments to those with particular Reactions like Agree, Thanks, etc. The filtered URL contains e.g. “&Reaction=Thanks”. So if you apply an Agree or Thanks to a comment, it’s in your archive and relatively easy to find using that filter, since the filtered numbers are so much lower.

    For example, although you have a total of nearly 1000 comments, you’ve only used Thanks 14 times, so all of those comments would be visible on the first page.

    Incidentally, since all the Commenter Archive pages are cached for performance reasons, it may take a little time for the new pages containing that field to be available.

    • Thanks: Polemos
  9. anon[327] • Disclaimer says:
    @bayviking

    Yes, important, but who trusts or even visits
    Counterpunch any more?

    • Agree: Colin Wright
  10. Lucy says:

    Mr Unz,
    Someone else is using my handle “Lucy”. Could you please cancel it.

  11. Ron, I am feeling particularly benevolent and constructive right now so proffer

    [MORE]

    1. Further to my suggestion as to how friendly inexpensive litigation could nail down some facts which would counter the bad impression created by UR’s Jim Fetzer thread o 9/11 I suggest you start with Googling something like “lawyers and 9/11′ [I didn’t bother to vary it but that would be a good idea]
    You will find plenty of lawyers to whom you could write

    “You may not be familiar with my webzine Unz Review but if you are you would be aware of how many commenter on threads assert alleged facts about the events and causes of 9/11 – particularly with respect to the World Trade Centre – that might well be distressing to the families of those killed in the Towers or as passengers or crew. Accordingly I ask your help in identifying people to whom I can write with due sensitivity to ask for their help in nailing down such elementary vital facts as to whether there were aircraft passengers and crew who took off on those on [list the four flights] and, further, that actual aircraft struck the WTC buildings……..”

    Then I am sure you could manage to write tactfully enough to people nominated and explain that you needed what they might regard as ridiculous standards of proof to quell the wilder flights of fancy, so……

    *** *** ****

    My benevolence extends to refraining from replying to a recent irritated comment of yours that said it would be “unkind” to comment on my reasoning. As I thought about it the temptation to substitute “unwise” grew as I thought of the case that could be made. However, I should say of your splenetic assertion that I seemed to rely in TV for my knowledge of the world that it is not only totally untrue, but couldn’t be true [because I didn’t have a TV set till the 70s and there wasn’t anything to watch in Oz for many more years – think more NYRB] and that it is precisely because it seems that you never watch it since you formed adverse opinions about it that it can occasionally offer something for you to consider Moreover my watching is the occasional 40 min from my exercise bike (of course I listen to equivalent podcasts on my walks) which I thoroughly recommend d to the over 60s.
    On the lighter side one gets to noting how often the sacred 6 million figure is repeated flatly and that a surprising exception was in a program on Jewish GIs where the figure was given as “nearly 6 million”. Watching with scepticism turned on has pluses and few minuses if one is also exercising or drifting off to sleep

  12. There is definitely a bug when I am told that I can’t post anonymously because of the limit on my anoymous posts and that I should try using a handle in the following circumstances

    About 5 commenters replied to me and I replied to three of them. Unfortunately one reply appeared in error as a reply to myself. I therefore went back and attempted an anonymous reply noting that the reply was as #122. That’s when I got the error message wrongly premised on my having posted anonymously in recent hours or days.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  13. @Wizard of Oz

    More evidence of either a bug or AI extending to psychic understanding of the Unz mind…..

    I tried another Anon posting after three quick regular replies but this time switched from WiFi Internet to 5G (or maybe 4G -anyway my phone’s connection). I lso changed my email address identifier.
    But I got the same erroneous response as if I had used Anon at all recently, which I had not. Then I changed the email identifier to a new fictitious one but the result was the same.

    FWIW I was trying to advise a Commenter that the number of the Comment which was a reply to his had been changed by the UR software to another one that I cited.

  14. Sparkon says:

    Ron, your email checking software ate my long comment to your current COVID article yesterday, destroying hours of work, because for some reason I hadn’t entered my email address entirely, and the email field was incomplete.

    I had several interruptions yesterday while I was working on that comment, so I assume I simply overlooked the incomplete field when I hit publish.

    A screen popped up noting the incorrect email address, and I clicked to return to the comment section, but my entire comment was gone by the time the page finally reloaded on my very slow connection.

    It was no doubt my mistake, but does the email checking subroutine have to trash the entire comment? Or is my slow connection possibly the culprit?

    Thanks.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  15. Ron Unz says:
    @Sparkon

    It was no doubt my mistake, but does the email checking subroutine have to trash the entire comment? Or is my slow connection possibly the culprit?

    Normally, the rejected comment should still be there, so maybe it was the problem with your connection.

    Frankly, I’d always advise drafting a long comment in some other program and then just copy/pasting it into the comment field, to avoid that sort of unfortunate mistake. That’s what I usually do.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
    , @ginger bread man
  16. Sparkon says:
    @Ron Unz

    Thanks Ron. It’s very good advice.

    No doubt then it was my slow connection that caused the problem, and if I’d waited long enough, the comment probably would have have reappeared, but I did run out of patience.

    Normally, I copy the comment to the clipboard and sometimes into LibreOffice Writer before posting, but for some reason I didn’t do it this time. Charlie Foxtrot.

    I do like the WYSIWYG preview as I type, and it’s a very nice feature to have at UR, along with several others.

    Usually, I’m not dealing with a slow connection, but I went overboard earlier in the period, especially by watching an HD nest cam trained on Peregrine falcons. Apparently I left it on for an extended period of time when I switched to a different tab and forgot about it.

    It’s water under the bridge. Life goes on. Thanks again.

  17. Mr. Unz,

    I may have missed information about this here, so please pardon the question if it’s been addressed, but is it necessary to re-enter a poster’s name into the ignore filter after I close a thread within which he posts and then re-open that same thread?

    I was under the impression that once a poster’s name is saved in the bozo filter, the restriction will be saved across threads until I’ve left the site.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @Thorfinnsson
  18. Ron Unz says:
    @AnonStarter

    It’s saved in a cookie, so it should only be necessary once. As long as you don’t clear your cookies, it should be permanent on that device, even if you come back a week later.

    • Thanks: AnonStarter
  19. profnasty says:

    Dear Ron, I could go on and on in complimenting your site. It is the best. Many thanks.
    Please consider: Adam Greene has just had his well considered but controversial site, KMN.org, cancelled. Please consider giving him a voice on your site. Second, Colin Flaherty is a great reporter centered on Black on White violent crime. Vdare is great, but Colin specializes.
    I don’t presume to have influence.
    Please know your work is muchly appreciated.
    Rock on Ron. -Dave Mende

  20. Okay, now I’m seeing that, on occasion, when I open a page running JavaScript, the posts in each thread are devoid of the “reply,” “agree/disagree,” “this commenter,” etc. buttons. Moreover, I cannot hide or ignore commenters and the usual column of articles that appears at the far right side of the page is absent.

    When I reload the page, the problem is fixed.

    This happens more than once across threads. Most recently, upon clicking on the option to see new comments in Taxi’s thread, the page loaded and didn’t lead me to the latest posts (as had typically occurred prior to this problem beginning).

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  21. Ron Unz says:
    @AnonStarter

    All those problems you mention are directly related to Javascript failing on that page. So it looks like your device is having episodic Javascript problems on our website.

    • Thanks: AnonStarter
  22. Clyde says:

    Mr. Ron
    I have a white albino whale for you, that happened 4 days ago. I made three posts that did not show up. Finally I looked at me posting header and I saw that me name Clyde and me email address were not there. Instead what was there was the name of an often poster and his email address. So I was posting as him! Though I think your software blocked the three posts I made under poster X’s name.

    More details if you want them. I have been on other forums and your forum has the best design, so Thanks are in order! I really like your easy HTML for B and I and

    Blockquote

    ____Clyde from the river Clyde___

    The River Clyde is a river that flows into the Firth of Clyde in Scotland. It is the eighth-longest river in the United Kingdom, and the second-longest in Scotland. It runs through the major city of Glasgow. Historically, it was important to the British Empire because of its role in shipbuilding and trade. To the Romans, it was Clota, and in the early medieval Cumbric language, it was known as Clud or Clut. It was central to the Kingdom of Strathclyde (Teyrnas Ystrad Clut).

  23. Clyde says:
    @Ron Unz

    Mr. Ron

    Your agree, disagree and troll buttons

    For fun and giggles why not put up a new button each month to see how popular it is? So May gets a new novelty button. Then is replaced in June by another one…and so on.

    I have two suggestions to add (add on for one month) to your agree, disagree and troll buttons—
    How about these buttons?
    “Fat Bastard”
    “You Rascal You”

    Thanks
    Clyde

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  24. Charlie says:

    Good on you for adding mp3 download links. Thanks!

    Another suggestion. The Advanced Search is great but I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve set up a search only to hit Clear at the form bottom. There should be a Submit button next to Clear, probably in the bottom-right corner. Ought to be simple enough to add.

    Thanks again for all your work!

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  25. Ron Unz says:
    @Charlie

    Okay. Some other things were giving me lots of trouble, so I took a few minutes to add an additional Search button down at the bottom as you suggested. It works just like the regular Search button at the top.

  26. Bumpkin says:
    @Ron Unz

    Thanks, I just used that new feature to find some old newslinks that I had thanked before. However, I was looking for one of the old newslinks that I hadn’t thanked at unz.com/news and there doesn’t seem to be any way to search for those. They just don’t turn up in your search engine.

    Could you add the submitted newslinks to your search engine?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  27. Ron Unz says:
    @Bumpkin

    Okay, it’s done.

    In the “From?” field, there’s now an option called “Newslinks” which you would select.

    Since Newslinks are technically comments, set “Comments?” to “Include” or “Only”. Then put in the desired text string for which you’re searching. You can also restrict the search to a particular Commenter or use a date range.

    • Replies: @Bumpkin
  28. Bumpkin says:
    @Ron Unz

    Thanks, they’re indexed in the search now, but the results are in a strange format where you can only see fragments of the link and description. If I click on the link given, it goes to a link placeholder page, where there’s no hint of the posted link. Can you reformat the search results for the newslinks or generate proper URLs for them?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  29. Ron Unz says:
    @Bumpkin

    Okay, I think I fixed the problem. Newslinks are displayed very differently than regular comments, and I hadn’t taken that into account.

    • Replies: @Bumpkin
    , @Bumpkin
  30. Bumpkin says:
    @Ron Unz

    Yep, works now. The link I was searching for is in the first page of search results and is easily clickable, thanks.

  31. In trying to give “Thanks” to an article in the Agg. Newslinks queue, I received this:

    “Only Only Five Reaction-Comments Allowed per Eight Hour Window.”

    Previously, it seemed the “thanks” limitations were separate from those imposed upon reaction-comments outside the Agg. Newslinks section.

    Has there been a policy update of which I’m not aware?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  32. Ron Unz says:
    @AnonStarter

    I think I fixed the problem.

    • Thanks: AnonStarter
  33. @AnonStarter

    Do not use the ignore filter. This feature is for cowards and should be removed.

    There is a scroll wheel on nearly every mouse manufactured.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  34. I’m not sure if this comment is more appropriate for the open thread or this one, as it doesn’t concern any issues with existing website features (generally excellent–only issues are that the ignore function, comments per hour limit, comment approval, and “troll” button need to be removed). However, it is a suggestion for an addition to the website, so I will make it here.

    David Irving makes many of his books freely available to download and read in PDF format: http://fpp.co.uk/books/

    For those not in the know, PDFs are not easy to read on ereaders other than expensive specialist devices the size of a letter pad. Converting PDFs, especially Irving’s PDFs, to ebook formats like .epub is often problematic.

    However, not all of his books are so available, and as many here are well familiar there is a war against his books by mainstream publishers and distributors. Irving does make his print books available for purchase and also runs his own publisher, but they’re very expensive and often take months to ship. His print books can be purchased here: https://irvingbooks.com/xcart/home.php?cat=3

    My suggestion is the formation of an Unz-Irving partnership to publish his books as ebooks. This would help Irving achieve a wider distribution of his books to new generations of readers, and it would also help preserve the increasingly censored books of a very old man for posterity. It could also produce some welcome income for Irving (and, for that matter, Unz).

    If this suggestion is beyond the scope of what you wish to do with this site then perhaps a better partnership would be with Vox Day (Castalia House, has recently published Martin van Creveld).

  35. George says:

    Content UNZ should link to:

    Apparently a PRC Chinese youtube channel discussing world issues.

    Difference Frames the World
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEx3_ZX9jTZHimMMrQ4aGsA

    Can They Have Human Rights?

    Who Is Behind All Of These?

  36. Sparkon says:
    @Thorfinnsson

    Not at all. It’s good time management. The day is only so long, and one can read only so much.

    The easiest way to avoid getting into flame wars is to put those faceless entitities making personal attacks on ‘ignore’.

    After all, in most civilized meetings there are rules of order.

    How do you even know that “Clovis” or Anon (999) is not a roomful of people sitting somewhere?

    Beyond that, some commenters here typically spam the discussion with numerous long comments laden with photos, diagrams, and what not. When I’ve been following the discussion, I see no need to reread all that, nor the walls of text, nor to tire my index finger scrolling past them.

    I think ‘ignore’ is an excellent feature, and I commend Ron Unz for making it available here.

    I mean, are people cowards who don’t want to listen to rap music? Too bad there’s not an ‘ignore’ feature for that, eh?

    • Replies: @Thorfinnsson
  37. @Sparkon

    The problem here is that you seem to think that avoiding flame wars and personal attacks is a worthy goal.

    In fact flame wars and personal attacks are core purposes of the internet and merit celebration and elevation.

    • Agree: Max Payne
  38. @Ron Unz

    Ron, did you find no bug such as I reported at #13 and #14? Not very important to health and happiness, but, definitely, I think a bug.

  39. On the ‘Columnists’ vs ‘Archive’ categories of your writers at the bottom of the pages –

    Although in ‘Archives’, C. J. Hopkins and Larry Romanoff have both done interesting recent material … perhaps better in the ‘Columnists’ category?

    3 of the ‘Columnists’ have nothing more recent than 2017 – Eamonn Fingleton, Norman Finkelstein and Jayman – Archive perhaps?

    3 others are cold since 2019 – Paul Gottfried, James Petras, and Bonnie Faulker

    Cheers

  40. Sparkon says:

    For the last hour or two, I’ve been getting this message when I try to show comments for Laurent Guyénot’s “Barbarossa: Suvorov’s Revisionism Goes Mainstream” article.

    We’re sorry. That page could not be found.

    Meanwhile, the number of comments under that article has grown from 1110 to 1113, so I guess somebody is finding that page…

    I can see my comment from earlier today in my commenting history,

    Sparkon says:
    May 20, 2021 at 3:18 pm GMT • 11.4 hours ago • 200 Words ↑

    but when I try to follow the permalink to the article, I get that same message.

  41. @Ron Unz

    Now here’s something contemporary on which your intellect could really help people cope with what a lot of quite smart people are threatening them with.

    I could be suggesting man-made climate change but there’s probably 15 years reading in that to prepare to say anyhing new with your usual confidence. No, I refer to privatec digital currencies like Bitcoin. You may remember me telling you how a bright chap from your neighbourhood I shall call GC told me in 2013 that the Valleys Six Sigmas were going to destroy all sorts of legacies via Netflix, MOOCS etc and government generally would be rendered helpless by Bitcoin. That last I thought was BS though GC himself is said to have made \$350 ,million.

    Now my provocation comes from the mouth of a junior windbag who seems to have made a lot more money than most of his smarter contemporaries helped no doubt by having got into Oxford where his father’s truly famous and successful windbaggery took shape before Harvard, McKinsey and much more by revolutionising training for the Oxford-Ca.bridge boat race. You probably can’t open the Australian Financial Review website so I have copied what he is reported to have said. Moi, I continue to believe that China could prevent the total madness of a tulip mania so might even manage to guide the Fed and US Treasury in the prevention of digital excess – or DeFi, decentralised finance, as Wikipedia knows it.

    Anyway I hope this irritates you enough to have a go….

    [MORE]

    https://www.afr.com/markets/currencies/bitcoin-just-a-sideshow-carnegie-s-crypto-warning-20210521-p57tv9

    Bitcoin just a ‘sideshow’: Carnegie’s crypto warning

    Don’t let people set up their own account and get their

    James EyersSenior Reporter

    May 21, 2021 – 2.39pm

    Venture capitalist Mark Carnegie is urging financial advisers get a sophisticated understanding of crypto asset markets to ensure clients don’t make bad bets on bitcoin or get lured into scams.

    Venture capitalist Mark Carnegie describes himself as a bitcoin minimalist, but a “crypto maximalist”. Ben Rushton

    In a provocative presentation on Friday morning, Mr Carnegie described bitcoin – which crashed in value earlier this week – as a “sideshow” compared to disruptive new business models appearing on the ethereum blockchain that are also issuing cryptocurrencies to fund their development.

    This new world of ‘decentralised finance’ (DeFi) will force advisers to distinguish between real investment opportunities and frauds and gimmicks, after the government said this week it would take a light-touch approach to regulation of the space.

    “Don’t let [clients] buy the ‘shitcoins’,” Mr Carnegie told the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association conference.

    The comments came after Financial Services Minister Jane Hume told the same event a day earlier the government won’t prevent investors investing in dogecoin, raising concerns from Labor about a lack of consumer protection in these highly volatile new markets.

    Many speculators who jumped on the bitcoin bandwagon in recent months were badly burned this week, as its price fell 30 per cent to around \$US35,000 on concerns about energy usage and regulation, before bouncing back to about \$US41,000 by Friday afternoon – still double the level at the start of December.

    Dogecoin was wildly volatile, as the market took its cues from tweets by Tesla founder Elon Musk.

    “Don’t let people set up their own account and get their mates at the pub to put them into shitcoin after shitcoin,” Mr Carnegie told the room of advisers and brokers.

    [Bitcoin] is going to be the gateway drug for everybody to get in … but for anybody who has spent any decent time in this space, it is really a sideshow.

    — Mark Carnegie, venture capitalist

    “Find some way to put your arm around those people and come up with simple, old-fashioned, dollar-cost-averaging strategies, that slows them down and protects them from absolute scuz-buckets.”

    Mr Carnegie empathised with advisers struggling to keep up with the fast-moving world of blockchain, but advised them to spend some time on the sector, which he tipped to grow rapidly. “I would urge people to be off zero here,” he said.

    [Bitcoin] is going to be the gateway drug for everybody to get in … but for anybody who has spent any decent time in this space, it is really a sideshow.

    — Mark Carnegie, venture capitalist

    “Find some way to put your arm around those people and come up with simple, old-fashioned, dollar-cost-averaging strategies, that slows them down and protects them from absolute scuz-buckets.”

    Mr Carnegie empathised with advisers struggling to keep up with the fast-moving world of blockchain, but advised them to spend some time on the sector, which he tipped to grow rapidly. “I would urge people to be off zero here,” he said.

    He recently set up a new fund, the MHC Digital Asset Fund, which holds some bitcoin as a “momentum trade”, but is looking for better opportunities in other blockchain ideas being built using smart contracts running on ethereum.

    “I am a crypto maximalist and a bitcoin minimalist,” Mr Carnegie declared.

    “Unfortunately for you guys, [bitcoin] is going to be the gateway drug for everybody to get in and will be 90 per cent of the conversation – but for anybody who has spent any decent time in this space, it is really a sideshow.”

    Banks beware

    The amount of entrepreneurial talent being invested in redesigning a new architecture for the financial system will put the major banks under real pressure over the coming decade, he suggested.

    Pointing to ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin and, outside of blockchain, Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison, Mr Carnegie said: “These guys are absolutely world-class, Jesse Owens-quality businessmen” and, comparing them to the “board of directors and guys running the existing four banks in Australia, it is kick-a-cripple day”.

    “The existing banking system, the ability for them to stop the dam burst, is finished,” he added. “These guys are absolutely going to clean the floor with the existing banking system … The world financial system is changing unbelievably fast.”

    Crypto today was like the internet in the late 1990s, where “it was established it is not going to go away, it was just not clear what was coming at you”. He said its promise beyond bitcoin is to “take the speed of all financial transactions to instantaneous and the security to nearly perfect … at zero marginal cost”.

    For sophisticated investors, he said there was plenty of opportunity in crypto-derivative markets given “there is a tonne of dumb retail money in this which creates skew in the options book” and despite the massive volatility this week, the US dollar hedging strategies his fund had put in place held firm as selling pressure came on – a positive sign. “Most of the pegs held last night.”

  42. When I try to register THANKS under a Newslink, a window opens to say something like “Oops, duplicate comment detected. Looks like you’ve already said that.”

    Maybe you can clear this up when getting back to us about the departure of C. J. Hopkins.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  43. Ron Unz says:
    @Greta Handel

    I’m puzzled by your “Thanks” problem. It seems to be working with other people, and the mechanism used is identical to the “Reaction comments” used everywhere else, so maybe it’s a temporary issue or somehow connected with your device/browser.

    As for C.J. Hopkins, I already explained his departure a couple of weeks ago, and can’t endlessly repeat the same comment:

    https://www.unz.com/announcement/open-thread-5/#comment-4655487

    • Thanks: Greta Handel
    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  44. @Ron Unz

    By the way, I had repeatedly asked about Mr. Hopkins by then, including on May 2 in that same thread, with another commenter registering agreement.

  45. Ko says:

    Insouciance

    Will you please tell Roberts to stop using this word for every damn thing he complains about?

    What next, squirrels are insouciant about the loss of nuts that worked in government?

    He can mix up his bitchy complaints about Americans with synonyms like these: apathy, casualness, complacence, disinterestedness, disregard, incuriosity, incuriousness, indifference, nonchalance, torpor, unconcern.

    But beating the dead horse of a once underused word that was impactful if used in the right place, in a sentence when you wanted to grab the readers attention by the back of the neck and push their faces down to see what the hell it is you wanted them to see, has all but destroyed the word for me, and I resent that. I can never use it again.

    But worse, Roberts is a insouciant crank who can’t stomach comments behind his moaning diatribes.
    No balls sir? Seems so.

    Ko

  46. MBlanc46 says:

    My Commenters to Follow list has disappeared, yet again. Can someone please tell me whether it is intended that this function is being supported? Thank you.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    , @Ron Unz
  47. Lot says:

    Ron, content looks fine but the “publish comment” and reactions are both currently broke on ios Chrome. Switching to safari resolved it.

    The following troubleshooting did not work:

    Full page reload
    Switch to desktop site
    Hit preview first then publish

    There was no timeout or failure to load, the button just did nothing.

  48. Anastasia says:

    https://www.brighteon.com/31777bc5-2096-46eb-8030-3b507e431047

    https://apiject.com/

    https://www.technocracy.news/trifecta-darpa-iarpa-and-now-harpa-to-complete-digital-dictatorship/

    Here’s more information your audience will not be reading explaining all the governments’ obsession with everyone getting the vaccine.

  49. MBlanc46 says:
    @MBlanc46

    Apparently, this bug report is not considered important enough to be addressed.

  50. Charlie says:

    You recently introduced a bug with the pop-up comment. On my Android tablet, at the bottom of a comment, I click forward to a reply then click back to the original comment. The pop-up comment with the reply is still visible and does not disappear when I tap in the original comment or the pop-up. I have to tap in another comment, either above or below the original comment to hide the pop-up and the pop-up can overlay a number of subsequent comments. I think a better behavior would be to hide all pop-ups anytime any comment or the pop-up itself were clicked. Better yet, don’t display the pop-up at all if the link forward is taken.

    Thanks!

    • Replies: @Charlie
  51. anon[391] • Disclaimer says:

    Hi Ron,

    There appears to be a commenting bug that’s causing new comments on some articles to become inaccessible. Taxi’s latest article exhibits this bug/error.

    On the UR’s homepage currently, it says there are “870 Comments” and “68 New” comments on Taxi’s latest article:

    [MORE]

    From Here On, Palestine Calls the ShotsTaxi870 Comments • 68 New

    In the “Taxi Archive” it also says there are “870 Comments” and “68 New” comments on Taxi’s latest article:

    From Here On, Palestine Calls the ShotsTaxi • May 27, 2021 • 2,200 Words  • 870 Comments • 68 NewReply
    https://www.unz.com/author/taxi/

    If you try to access the comments via any of the provided links, however, only “802 comments” can be viewed:

    From Here On, Palestine Calls the ShotsTaxi • May 27, 2021 • 2,200 Words  • 802 CommentsReply

    https://www.unz.com/article/from-here-on-palestine-calls-the-shots/?showcomments#comments
    https://www.unz.com/article/from-here-on-palestine-calls-the-shots/?showcomments#new_comments
    https://www.unz.com/article/from-here-on-palestine-calls-the-shots/?showcomments#respond

    If you access the article via the main link, it says “870 Comments” and “68 New” comments are available for the article:

    From Here On, Palestine Calls the ShotsTaxi • May 27, 2021 • 2,200 Words  • 870 Comments • 68 NewReply

    https://www.unz.com/article/from-here-on-palestine-calls-the-shots/

    But these “870 Comments” and “68 New” comments are all hidden, so instead of comments under the article, the following “Show” options are provided:

    All Comments Hidden • Show  870 Comments  870 CommentsReply

    None of the provided links actually “Show 870 Comments” when you click on them though, they only ever show the same “802 Comments” you were able to access previously:

    From Here On, Palestine Calls the ShotsTaxi • May 27, 2021 • 2,200 Words  • 802 CommentsReply

    https://www.unz.com/article/from-here-on-palestine-calls-the-shots/?showcomments#comments
    https://www.unz.com/article/from-here-on-palestine-calls-the-shots/?showcomments#new_comments
    https://www.unz.com/article/from-here-on-palestine-calls-the-shots/?showcomments#respond

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  52. Ron Unz says:
    @MBlanc46

    My Commenters to Follow list has disappeared, yet again. Can someone please tell me whether it is intended that this function is being supported? Thank you.

    It’s saved in a local cookie, along with your Ignore list. Probably your cookies are getting clogged up, so try clearing them or something like that.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
  53. Ron Unz says:
    @anon

    There appears to be a commenting bug that’s causing new comments on some articles to become inaccessible. Taxi’s latest article exhibits this bug/error.

    Everything looks fine to me. Extremely Agitated and very long-winded people have clogged up that thread with so much verbiage that the page has become enormously large, so there might be a caching delay issue or something. Maybe if you wait a little while, the problem will go away.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @anon
    , @anon
    , @anonymous
  54. anon[603] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    Everything looks fine to me. Extremely Agitated and very long-winded people have clogged up that thread with so much verbiage that the page has become enormously large, so there might be a caching delay issue or something. Maybe if you wait a little while, the problem will go away.

    Yes, all “874 Comments” are now showing on the article. 👍

  55. anon[146] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    It’s doing it again, Ron.

    There should be “884 COMMENTS” and “10 NEW” comments according to the comment count(s) on the UR’s homepage, but there are only “874 comments” showing under the article when you click the link on the homepage.

  56. anon[659] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    I think it might be a cookie/caching delay issue.

    The missing comments on Taxi’s article magically appeared after I submitted comment #56 earlier.

    Clearing my cookies took me back to “874 COMMENTS” on the actual article, when there should be “894 COMMENTS” and “20 NEW” comments according to the comment counts I’m seeing on the homepage.

    Is a local cookie saved when you begin entering text in the “Comment Text” field, or if you click on the “Preview Comment” button, or do you have to click the “Publish Comment” button for that to happen?

  57. Just in case anyone’s unsure as to which side they’re on:

    ‘Last summer’s historic protests reverberated across the country and the Jewish world has been struggling to meet the moment. How effective have the efforts been? What else can Jews do to fight for racial justice?

    ‘Rabbi Sandra Lawson of Reconstructing Judaism and Tema Smith, a Forward contributing columnist, will join our editor-in-chief, Jodi Rudoren, for their second annual Juneteenth conversation…’

  58. The Georgia ballot fraud case meanders on. Now looks as though that “water main break” that stalled counting provided the Democrats enough time to produce 100,000 additional ballots.

    Problem: How do you come up with 100,000 pieces of paper in only a few hours? The answer is you mark up a few and then used photocopiers.

    Problem: How do you keep poll watchers from spotting the fraud? The answer is you don’t let them see the ballots.

    Now it looks as though this mess is going to explode. Would be nice to have a thread about ballot fraud. Meaning, how it’s done, how to spot it and prove it. Consequences.

  59. Hi Ron, I recently posted a comment that included a couple of html dot points (ol and li). The Preview Comment view displayed as expected, however once published the html had been stripped.

    Would you consider adding support for lists? Alternatively, perhaps fix the Preview Comment view so that it behaves as per the Publish Comment view.

    Regards, Steve.

  60. meera says:

    Dear Ron & Team,

    I have not gotten my newsletter from your amazing site for more than a month I think. I thought maybe my email address (cited above) was dropped for some reason. I went to sign up again for the newsletter and I got some error message. Entered fictitious addresses to test the cause, but they all been rejected as well.
    So which is it? was I dropped or technical difficulties are the cause to my ‘misfortune’?

    I need the newsletter. Please allow me the privilege to enjoy reading it.

    Thank you so much.

    Most Sincerely.💐💙,

  61. Tom Verso says:

    TUR has done a great job reporting and discussing “Origins of Covid”.

    May I suggest that you now turn you attention to subject of the negative affects of vaccine.

    You may begin with the very objective and biological scientific YouTube “Bret Weinstein’s DarkHorse podcast” discussion on the subject this past week.

    Emphasis on biological scientific hardcore objective data discussions…. this is not conspiracy rants.

    Best

  62. Here’s a thought: what if unz.com had a threshold number of comments without a rejection beyond which a commenter didn’t go into the moderation queue? It would be a distinction that would tend to promote self-moderation and encourage quality content.

    I don’t know what the exact criteria are for accepting/rejecting a comment, but I suppose it is a combination of eliminating the flat-out illegal (soliciting the murder-for-hire of your congressman, for example) and rejecting anything that lowers content standards (rambling, incoherent, and so on). But, whatever they are, if someone has posted, say, one hundred comments in a row that neither lowered standards nor broke the law, you could probably be pretty sure they just aren’t the type of person who posts illegal or low quality content. From then on, after the five-minute edit period expires, their comments go live directly with the understanding the trust could be broken and the privilege rescinded at any time.

    It seems like it would be an easy implementation on the back end. It could be publicly noted (with, say, a green doughnut), or not. And what should make it especially appealing to you, it seems to me, is that it would relieve a great deal of the labor involved in running this site.

  63. THE THORFINNSSON PROGRAM

    The Unz Review is a great site, and Ron Unz has done the world a great service. But that does not mean that it cannot be made greater. After many years of studying this matter, I present a comprehensive program which will make the Unz Review the greatest website of all time.

    The planks are presented in no particular order. Failure to implement this program will result in the site’s collapse, and failure to agree with my vision will result in deep dissatisfaction and personal life failure.

    Eliminate the Ignore Feature

    This feature enables cowardice and caters to the spiritually feminine. No one should be permitted to hide.

    Remove the “Troll” Button

    Trolling is the purpose of the internet and should thus never be discouraged nor misconstrued as negative. The troll button seems to be inspired by a mistaken notion that trolling is a bad thing.

    Institute Emoji Reacts from Meme Culture

    Chad, Virgin, Yes, Pinky, etc. are the lingua franca of the based.

    Force Audacious Epigone to Make Investments in Line with his Predictions

    Self-explanatory. Doomerists need to put their money where their mouths are.

    Eliminate the Commenting Limit

    Extremely irritating feature which is liable to result in righteous retribution one of these days. Wally is harmless.

    Force Paul Craig Roberts to Accept Comments

    As stated previously, no one should be allowed to hide. Disallowing comments is despicable cowardice. The guy impersonating Paul Craig Roberts was funny. Typical of old people online.

    Eliminate Comment Approval

    Boomer nonsense that inhibits the natural flow of conservation. Disruptive comments, which I define very narrowly, can simply be removed later.

    Hall of Shame

    A section of the site should highlight wrongists, cowards (for instance known users of the ignore feature), the incompetent (e.g. commenters unable to use BLOCKQUOTE), and of course the insane.

    • LOL: Anatoly Karlin
    • Replies: @anon
  64. anon[825] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thorfinnsson

    agree with comment limit.

    My limit is unpredictable: anon – 1,2,3/day.
    Used only when handle not being accepted.
    Handle-??? Sometimes zero per week(s)/UR total site.

    5 dancing shlomos/bjondo

  65. Mark Hunter says: • Website

    1. Sometimes the Reply button is missing. It usually appears if I refresh the page in the browser (Firefox on Windows 7). This has been occurring frequently.

    2. Just now I posted a reply and it disappeared, no “moderation” message. I tried refreshing several times, waiting a bit in between times, still gone.

    So I tried reposting, and lo and behold, the first attempt appeared, and there was no action on the repost.

    This has happened only once so far.

    By the way, your website is a nice piece of design and programming work.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  66. Ron Unz says:
    @Mark Hunter

    Both the features giving you problems are using Javascript, so that seems to be intermittently failing on your browser. Maybe the Javascript include files aren’t loading properly or something like that.

    It sounds like refreshing your browser tends to fix the problem, but if it begins happening to more people I’ll try to determine the pattern.

  67. bruce county says:

    How do I remove my profile from this site?

  68. My email address is popping up among the com boxes. Is there a way to opt out of these solicitations?

  69. bruce county says:
    @WorkingClass

    I have the same problem!!… Sent both Paul Kersey and Ron Unz emails with a screen shot of the page…I wonder only we can see them tho?

  70. bruce county says:
    @WorkingClass

    Hey Working Class.. tell me what story and comment number it is and I will see if I can see it.
    It could be just that ourselves can see our own email address on the comment.

    • Replies: @WorkingClass
  71. Ron Unz says:
    @WorkingClass

    My email address is popping up among the com boxes. Is there a way to opt out of these solicitations?

    Sorry for the confusion. As I mentioned in the Announcement this morning, I’ve now added the option of subscribing to our digests or articles by email, much like is offered by SubStack, a recently popular blogging website.

    https://www.unz.com/announcement/an-orwellian-anniversary-and-adding-email-subscriptions-to-our-website/

    This website has always saved the email your use for comments in a cookie, and the system defaults to using it to fill that field of your commenting box. It now also uses the same email to fill the subscription-box . Since your email is saved in a cookie on your local browser, only you can see it.

    There’s always been a Digest subscription box on the right Sidebar of the Home page, and there’s now an additional subscription box just below each main article and post. Additional copies of that subscription box are scattered throughout especially long articles and comment-threads, roughly every 50 paragraphs or comments, and (very occasionally) an additional popup subscription window will open.

    If you click on any of those subscription boxes, you’re then directed to the Subscription page, where you can decide which if any subscriptions to select:

    https://www.unz.com/subscribe/

  72. @bruce county

    Thank you. But I am not going to publically reveal my address as you suggest. I assume that Mr. Unz is not publically revealing it either and that it is for my eyes only. Still. There it is on my screen. In two separate threads so far. I don’t want it there. I can’t delete it. And it will not result in my subscribing to anything. There must be a better way to solicit subscriptions.

    • Replies: @bruce county
  73. bruce county says:
    @WorkingClass

    Understood… I cannot delete it either.

  74. anon[129] • Disclaimer says:

    What happened to the Ron Unz Gold Star of Excellence that used to appear alongside the handles of the handful (?) of commenters that you had chosen for such honor? No longer see it when they post.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  75. Anon[409] • Disclaimer says:

    I seem to be unable to find the Comments section where recent comments are displayed in reverse chronological order, filterable by blogger/author, and with the ability to turn on and off the post summary. I seem to remember the COMMENTS link at the right side of the third line of the masthead menu at the top of the screen on any post page. Now that line ends in POPULAR – ANNOUNCEMENTS – SUBSCRIBE.

    Has this be removed?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  76. Ron Unz says:
    @Anon

    I seem to be unable to find the Comments section where recent comments are displayed in reverse chronological order, filterable by blogger/author, and with the ability to turn on and off the post summary.

    Thanks for catching that. I replaced it on the main menu with the Subscribe page, but forgot to add it to the “More…” Submenu on the left. It’s now up so look for it there.

  77. Ron Unz says:
    @anon

    What happened to the Ron Unz Gold Star of Excellence that used to appear alongside the handles of the handful (?) of commenters that you had chosen for such honor? No longer see it when they post.

    It’s explained at the bottom of my new Announcement:

    https://www.unz.com/announcement/an-orwellian-anniversary-and-adding-email-subscriptions-to-our-website/

  78. I subscribed to a few feeds, like you suggested recently. I do get the mails, and the mails have active links (through a proxy?) and my search engine (mozilla) won’t display the pages. As you can see, I access all Unz content effortlessly without the (proxy?).

  79. Charlie says:
    @Charlie

    And suddenly my issue with the pop-up comments is resolved. I’m pretty sure I was still seeing the problem as recently as yesterday. I should also mention that it was only a problem on my 2013-era Nexus tablet and was one of many web presentation issues I’m starting to run into on the device.

    Thanks!

  80. Hey Ron. I think folks (to use a favorite term of Barry the Kenyan) might benefit if you could squeeze in an energy focused site, The wokels are determined to return us to the dark ages,
    and apologies if you already have such a beast.

  81. MEH 0910 says:

    There is something messed up with the link to this page:

    https://www.unz.com/jtaylor/two-cheers-for-charles-murray/

    We’re sorry. That page could not be found.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  82. Anonymous[382] • Disclaimer says:
    @MEH 0910

    It’s working for me — try it again, seems like it may have just been an intermittent issue.

    I’ve noticed that same message appear as well when navigating to different parts of the site, such as the other day when trying to visit https://www.unz.com/bloggers/

    Everything is working now for the time being so maybe it only happens when TUR is under heavy load and the database gets a bit overwhelmed — in which case maybe it’s time to grow that server instance!

    That said, anyone know what backend Ron likes to use? Is this a PHP site and did Ron build it all himself?

  83. Ron Unz says:
    @Bumpkin

    Something has changed and the news links can’t be searched again.

    I think the problem’s been fixed.

    • Replies: @Bumpkin
  84. A123 says:

    I just received

    Wrong Post Type; Use Instead
    RETURN TO CORRECT ADMIN SECTION

    While posting this item:
    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/open-thread-157/#comment-4777557

    The post is successful, but the 5 minute edit window is lost. This has been an intermittent error for some time, but it seems to be happening more frequently.

    Thanks.

  85. A123 says:

    One of the items in Newslinks is broken, URL displaying instead of headline:

    realclearinvestigations.com / jamie b. • Culture/Society35m
    https://Www.Realclearinvestigations.Com/Articles/2021/07/15/Microaggression_studies_rooted_in_macro_subjectivity_785074.Html

    PEACE 😇

  86. Hi Ron, I think there’s a rare bug (I’ve seen it only twice over the last couple of months) involving editing a comment during the edit countdown window. As I was editing the comment the edit text box closed, my original comment was marked as awaiting moderation (my edits were lost) and there was no edit countdown.

    The first time this happened I assumed that the timer had expired while I was doing my edit (though presumably the timer should have been deactivated once the edit button was pressed??), but this time it happened just a few seconds after the original comment had been posted.

    Regards, Steve.

  87. eah says:

    If you appear to be the first person to comment on an article, meaning no comments are visible/have been published yet, while your comment appears to be accepted, it disappears — i.e. there is no direct evidence/confirmation your comment was entered, and there is no 5m editing window — perhaps this can be changed/fixed.

    • Replies: @A123
  88. A123 says: • Website
    @eah

    The “first comment” issue has been reported in the past. Apparently there is no easy software fix.

    Karlin conquered this problem on his blog. After publishing an article, he posts & approves Comment #1 himself.

    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/open-thread-158/#comment-4783408

    Anatoly Karlin says: • Website
    July 16, 2021 at 8:45 pm GMT • 14.9 days ago ↑
    This is the current Open Thread, where anything goes – within reason.

    If you are new to my work, start here.

    Commenting rules. Please note that anonymous comments are not allowed.

    Why haven’t other authors adopted this method?

    PEACE 😇

  89. Marty says:

    Ron,

    For iSteve, I’m no longer getting the “new” comments broken out separately on my iPad, just the total.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  90. anonymous[961] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    If you could have a way to suggest a commenter is an allegedly “extremely agitated”person, like you have that button, or whatever it is (I have never used it) to suggest a commenter is an alleged “troll”, you would do all of us a favor…..It would be a kindness, a good Christian deed, or a mitzvah, as they say.
    If it worked, it would be a signal to all your readers to think about avoiding overlong, self-indulgent “walls of text” and it would be a nice nudge to the poor agitated person to step back a little bit and try and better understand the world …..

    Nearly 100 percent of the commenters here are male and a large majority of them are more or less on their own in this world, so maybe you could have some way of nudging the “extremely agitated” to look into getting MRIs or something like that, just to make sure the bees in their bonnets are not simply remnants of physical damage to their brains , perhaps from foolish ideas of invincibility in their youth …. I seriously doubt that more than a very few of your “extremely agitated” commenters are getting useful mental health advice in the real world.

  91. Ron Unz says:
    @Marty

    For iSteve, I’m no longer getting the “new” comments broken out separately on my iPad, just the total.

    It sounds like a Javascript problem. Maybe your JS is clogged up somehow or the OS on your device is getting old.

  92. Gordo says:

    This news report was complete with a photo of Obama and his team intently watching a TV screen while Obama was being terminated.

    Obama terminated eh? No wonder you don’t have comments on Mr Roberts’ articles.

  93. A123 says: • Website

    For the AE open thread — The Post Count at the top of the article shows 405, while the actual number of posts is 415.

    https://www.unz.com/anepigone/ae-open-thread/

    PEACE 😇

  94. Raches says:

    Raches here, from a different web browser than usual. I have used for this comment my usual “Real or Fictitious Email” field, which you should consider to be the only forgery-resistant nonpublic identifier for me. (Take a look. I should somehow establish better means of proving my identity.)

    After a browser update, my saved user information does not show up in the comment form. When I examine my cookies, I see that they are still there. I am reluctant to experiment with this, because I have previously reset my comment counter by accident by restoring backed-up cookies. I infer that if I mess this up by trying to publish another comment, I will need to do without the reaction buttons for awhile.

    Is there any way for me to fix this?

    Thanks.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  95. A123 says: • Website

    Due to timing, I duped a news link a post by Miro23.

    Would you please reject my submission?

    PEACE 😇

    dailymail.co.uk / Miro23 • Culture/Society2h

    Oregon Gov Kate Brown Scraps Need for High School Students to Prove Proficiency in Math, Reading and Writing to Get Diploma in Bid to Bolster Minority Students Who ‘Don’t Test Well’

  96. Ron Unz says:
    @Raches

    I have used for this comment my usual “Real or Fictitious Email” field, which you should consider to be the only forgery-resistant nonpublic identifier for me. (Take a look. I should somehow establish better means of proving my identity.)

    Actually, your browser or cookies have nothing to do with it. The system already uses your Email or your IP to verify your identity, so just go back to using “Raches” as your name and everything will be fine.

    • Thanks: Raches
  97. Ron,

    Is it technically feasible to export all of a particular commenter’s comments? Perhaps to .txt or .csv

    People could archive their own comments off-site, or those of a commenter they found particularly insightful. It might also help with searching for a specific comment.

    Cheers

  98. When I try to hyperlink to an image in my comment, the image appears in the preview of my comment, but disappears when I publish the comment.

    Has anyone else had this problem?

  99. I have just tried sending an Anonymous comment, my first for months,. I used a real email address as identifier, one I have often used for anonymous comments over the years. I got an error message which said I was limited to three anonymous messages a day and that I should use a moniker or handle before inviting me to return to the thread. It was a comment on Jared Taylor’s latest piece on Lewontin think.

  100. ‘Chris Wallace: If Afghanistan Is Again Used As A Base To Attack The U.S, That Could Be “Curtains For The Biden Presidency” ‘

    Maybe — but can we count on this happening?

  101. That’s reassuring.

    ‘…It was nerve-wracking, tense, emotional and harrowing, but it finally happened. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and US President Joe Biden met at the White House. The two men met first one-on-one for 50 minutes, officially cementing their new relationship, after which their top staff joined them for an expanded session. “We’ve become close friends,” Biden said during the Oval Office photo op with his guest, allowing Bennett’s aides to happily declare mission accomplished on one of their long list of tasks: giving off a sense that the 78-year-old president and 49-year-old prime minister had become buddies.

    “This will be the start of a beautiful friendship,” one of the prime minister’s advisers told Al-Monitor, on condition of anonymity, in an upbeat note following the meeting.

    Bennett got everything he wanted from Biden in terms of public pledges, first and foremost the president’s declared “commitment to ensure Iran never develops a nuclear weapon.” Bennett’s people breathed sighs of relief and exchanged smiles, and then heard Biden add that while the United States would prioritize diplomacy to block Iran’s nuclear program, “If diplomacy fails, we’re ready to turn to other options.”…’

    As Pelosi said, the capital may lie in ruins, but we’ll serve Israel to our dying breath.

  102. meamjojo says:

    I heard their was poster ignore functionality buried here somewhere. Where is it? I can’t seem to find it.

    • Replies: @A123
  103. Frances says:

    RSS feeds aren’t rendering certain characters correctly (namely ” and ‘) when viewing the full body of an article (using macOS Big Sur + NetNewsWire, but this doesn’t seem like an OS/software-specific issue).

  104. A123 says: • Website
    @meamjojo

    I heard their was poster ignore functionality buried here somewhere. Where is it? I can’t seem to find it.

    It is part of the controls within each thread, even though it has site wide impact.

    Look above comment #1 in any thread. You should see the Commenters to Ignore button. That will allow you to create a list of blocked names.

    This creates a cookie, so browser clean-up will eliminate the list. I save a copy of the names to a text file. If anything damages the cookie, I can easily paste the names back into the Ignore feature.

    PEACE 😇

  105. Anon[221] • Disclaimer says:

    Mr. Unz, you’re one of my personal heroes, and your notion about the origins of covid-19 needs to become much better known.

    Have you thought about appearing on Chris Hedges’ RT program, ‘On Contact’ ?

    Anyway, thanks for all that you do.

  106. Sparkon says:

    The “New” bug or glitch is back again.

    Currently, a/o 16:08 GMT, Laurent Guyénot’s 9/11 article is marked with “2 New” comments, but there are only 700 showing after one goes through the process of expanding hidden comments.

    9/11 Was a Straussian Coup
    Laurent Guyénot • 702 Comments • 2 New

    Similarly, Steve Sailor’s Salad article

    Salad Maker Denounced for Encouraging Weight Loss
    September 3, 2021 • 28 Comments • 5 New

    claims there are 28 comments, but there are only 23 comments when one opens the article.

    Additionally, my earlier comment to Steve’s article is missing entirely.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  107. Ron Unz says:
    @Sparkon

    I wouldn’t be totally surprised about the problem with the 9/11 thread, since the comments are filled with videos and therefore very “heavy.” However, the page works fine for me.

    Your problems with the Steve Sailer thread are much stranger, since it’s so small. But I just tried it with three different browsers, and everything seems fine.

    I’d assume it’s some sort of temporary caching issue, perhaps related to your local Internet service. I’d assume the comments “catch up” pretty quickly, probably within an hour or so.

    Otherwise, I don’t really have any ideas.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
    , @Wizard of Oz
  108. Sparkon says:
    @Ron Unz

    Thanks Ron. I see all the new comments now under both articles I mentioned, and my comment under Sailer’s salad article has reappeared and is “awaiting moderation,” my usual experience with Mr. Sailer.

  109. CJ Hopkins has just posted the third part of his Covidian Cult article on Zerohedge:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/covidian-cult-part-iii-theres-reality-theres-reality

    I think he is a worthwhile alternative view poster. Perhaps I missed an explanation, but why does he not feature on this site anymore?

  110. @Ron Unz

    Ron, excuse me if I seem to be harassing yo to do something really useful that you are quite unusually qualified to do. Amidst all the nonsense , including comments, that you know you publish, there is a great gap for rational analysis of AGW issues. I have advocated getting numerate bright sparks from Stanford on to analysing the IPCC models for
    validity. Now I proffer a very simple issue for your consideration.

    Every day I get emails from one Cap Allon in Portugal via Electroverse.net. The theme is that the earth is getting colder. It is said that changes in solar activity are key and that an important part of the mechanism for that is changes in the jetstream. The jetstream as presented by Electroverse is the usual “Zonal” jetstream which is more or less a single straight stream relatively close to the poles and what it is changing into currently which is the “Meridional” jetstream. That is supposedly further towards the tropics and meanders, variously heating recently in the US NW and SW Canada while dumping cold polar air elsewhere in the US.

    Contrast that with the infinitely more complex picture of jetstreams in Wikipedia. The article is not outstandingly clear and comprehensible but strongly suggests that Cap Allon is not playing things straight in plugging his simplified version.

    So…. what about “Is Cap Allon’s Jetstream a Con?”. Why not offer a \$500 prize for an essay on (more neutrally) on “Electroverse’s Jet Streams and more complex reality: do the differences matter?”.

    • Replies: @gandydancer
  111. Your comment response notifications would be much improved if they contained a link to the response. It ought to be more helpful than it is that you provide the article title in quotes in the subject line, but using that as a search term doesn’t work well, at least on duckduckgo, which is my default since Google is Evil. Even adding “unz” leaves articles not containing the quoted title filling the page. Sailer’s crossposts to VDARE come up, but not you! Even “site:unz.com” in conjunction with the title don’t bring up the right page.

    OT: Disqus, which is also evil (see the deplatforming of Frontpage at the behest of the \$PLC) still has this functionality (taking you to a thread segment containing the reply) though they’ve otherwise screwed up their emails so that you can’t see the reply you might want to respond to, apparently in the name of mobile-friendliness. Please don’t do that.

    I’ve only recently discovered the functionality of hovering over the name of the responded-to poster and responding posters. Is that relatively new? Anyway, very good, though I wish your comments had an alternate tree structure.

    And is there any way to better center the yellowish windows popped up by the hover on the visible page?

    And I wish comments could be edited, for the benefit of latecomers to the thread (fixing typos and adding material). Yes, there’s the possibility of deceptive practices, but that can largely be obviated by comment version tracking and, particularly if a tree form is possible, crowd-sourcing the rebukes to those who engage in the practice. Such version tracking used to be available on some bulletin board software — why the devolution? (The only place it’s available nowadays, sort of, AFAIK, is on Wikipedia.)

    Anyway, Mr. Unz, yours is a very valuable site, though I sometimes question your choices in whom to platform.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @schnellandine
  112. @Wizard of Oz

    I believe you are posting in the wrong place, and that this thread is for technical suggestions. But I could be wrong. However, “Open Thread” [currently #5] was, iirc, started to ghettoize some subject Mr. Unz wanted to ghettoize, and that might have been AGW. I don’t quite recall. As to the \$500 prize, are you volunteering to put it or contribute to it?

    • Replies: @gandydancer
  113. @gandydancer

    … I take it back. Looking again I’m pretty sure I was thinking of the “COVID Vaxxing” debate thread, so maybe this IS the place to suggest an AGW project.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  114. Ron Unz says:
    @gandydancer

    Your comment response notifications would be much improved if they contained a link to the response.

    The Emails obviously do contain such a link in the Date/Time line. It’s very odd you haven’t noticed it. Just click and you’ll jump right there.

    I’ve only recently discovered the functionality of hovering over the name of the responded-to poster and responding posters. Is that relatively new? Anyway, very good, though I wish your comments had an alternate tree structure.

    The functionality has been there for four or five years and I’m surprised you’ve only now just discovered it.

    Assuming you have Javascript enabled, you can click on the “This Thread” button and everything except the particular thread containing that comment will be temporarily hidden, converting the entire comment-page into “tree display” mode. Afterwards, clicking the “Display All Comments” button returns the page to normal display mode.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @gandydancer
  115. Reading through this thread I think the time has come for you to have a User Technical Help, or similar, explaining the ins and outs of the user interface with this site, instead of relying on experiment and haphazard discovery of existing capabilities. Some of us are not intuitively gifted. Since such interface does change, it would be useful if one can refer to such section in your main topics banner at the top of the site for the latest interface guidance; after “Settings” perhaps?
    If the site is intuitive and simple, then compiling such an up to date technical section should not be a major chore. If it is not that simple, then all the more the need for help. Such section should also include your latest technical rules or criteria for editing such as for allowing the use of reaction buttons. That can still be supplemented by any in use help.

    Incidentally, is there a way to save one’s comment in progress, until ready to publish? At present it disappears on leaving the page.

  116. A123 says: • Website

    Mr. Unz,

    Have you considered adding REMIX NEWS to your links for “SELECTED ALTERNATIVE MEDIA”?

    https://rmx.news/

    They present a great deal of interesting material, primarily from Poland & Hungary.

    PEACE 😇

  117. A123 says: • Website

    Is there a way to get Rumble videos to embed the same way YouTube does?



    Video Link

    Thanks

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  118. Ron Unz says:
    @A123

    Is there a way to get Rumble videos to embed the same way YouTube does?

    Sure, I’d noticed that people are starting to include more Rumble videos, so it’s done.

    I’m not sure how heavy they are, so right now I’m expanding all of them in a thread, but if that starts to be a problem, I might just expand the first half-dozen or so.

    • Thanks: A123
  119. @gandydancer

    With your record of not noticing things that Ron has just exposed you run the serious risk of his applying one of his deadliest terms of abuse, to wit “elderly”😎

    Yes, I would put up the \$500 if Ron arranged to run the comp effectively.

    PS. You may have escaped “elderly”. The poor old bugger may have recently heard adult grandchildren of contemporaries laughing at 60 year olds’ fossilised views.

    • Replies: @gandydancer
  120. @Ron Unz

    “Hovrring over” presumably refers to use of mouse. What’s the smartphone version?

    • Replies: @gandydancer
  121. Not sure whether this has been mentioned as an idea before, but maybe have a little link to a light-hearted meme section of the website? I’m enjoying some lols, over ten thousand word expositions on occasion, and maybe if a voting system could be implemented to exclude low grade humour (don’t ask how, maybe X number of troll clicks = death of meme), we could build up a compendium of high quality political memes!

    I don’t know if such a hook would get someone like my brother to then transfer his mind to the chunkier main articles, but I think it wouldn’t put people off the webazine, and may get some more recruits!

  122. Ron, As you are so good at organising online stuff so that it is accessible would you please consider making a UR archive of the 20 odd years H’bd, albeit with some modest restrictions on access by people who were not on the H-bd list, I haven’t asked him, but I can’t believe Steve has wiped it all.

  123. @gandydancer

    And I wish comments could be edited, for the benefit of latecomers to the thread (fixing typos and adding material).

    The inability to edit/delete after publishing+5 is one of my favorite parts of UR. I hope it remains.

    The hard publication inspires discipline and keeps timelines/arguments clear of undercover backpedaling. Comments may be amended, and that’s all clarity requires. The comments one leaves in this environment tell much about a person.

    Have seen several people complaining that comments may only be edited for 5 minutes. None has replied to my pointing out that comments may be edited indefinitely… before publishing. The twitchers.

    • Replies: @A123
  124. A123 says: • Website
    @schnellandine

    The fact that even single character issues cannot be fixed is an ongoing problem.

    Changing :
        From — U235–>Pu239 breeder reactors
        To — U238–>Pu239 breeder reactors
    Corrects an obvious technical inaccuracy without “retconning” a prior message.

    What is needed is a way to make minor corrections without massive, content changing edits.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  125. @Ron Unz

    The Emails obviously do contain such a link in the Date/Time line.

    Yes, that works, but it is not at all obvious that the date and time is the right place to put the link. Putting it under the “says” would be a clue to the significance of the blueing.

    I’ve encountered a bug on a Steve Sailer post which had, when I posted a comment to it, no approved comments. The “awaiting moderation” version (and the opportunity for a time to edit) did not show up when I published the comment. Tried this three times with no effect on what was displayed. But when I came back later they had been approved and posted after a number of other comments by others.

  126. @A123

    The fact that even single character issues cannot be fixed is an ongoing problem.

    For slobs, sure. A beautiful system—intellectual blockchain. Non-slobs may simply reply to their own comment after a rare error worthy of correction. It’s all there up front.

    Intelligent and sound people don’t require explanation/correction for obvious typos, so what’s left is occasional minor inconvenience and miles of insight into commenters. The ‘problem’ is in the operators and culture, not the unsurpassed UR comment system.

    • Replies: @gandydancer
  127. @schnellandine

    I haven’t bothered to read this thread, but stumbled across your last post and looked at what you were responding to. A123 is right and you are wrong. It’s a subject I’d already mentioned in one of my comments here (#115). There’s no reason to leave jarring typos on the page, and little reason to block expansion and revision. The retcon problem can be almost completely solved by supplying a version history for the comment. Reply-to-self is inelegant and and an unnecessary stumbling block for non-participants, among other faults. I remember bulletin board software that allowed version examination, and don’t know why it has fallen out of fashion.

    edit: I now see your comment directly to me. My comment to your response to A123 is on point.

    Had I missed the window and been unable to add this that would have been a disimprovement.

    • LOL: schnellandine
    • Replies: @A123
  128. @Wizard of Oz

    Yes, mouse. Have you tried press and tap? (Hover and click have different functionality.)

    Unz was a bit defensive despite my praising the functionality. But the interface should be intuitive, not an exercise in searching out Easter Eggs and accumulating expertise in such obscurities. Sofware is to be used, not unnecessarily learned.

  129. @Wizard of Oz

    With your record of not noticing things that Ron has just exposed you run the serious risk of his applying one of his deadliest terms of abuse, to wit “elderly”

    Any suggestion that I am an elderly naïf might prove embarrassing for him. I’m 70 y/o, but in my case that merely means that my use of software goes back to tweaking mainframe assembly code output by a Fortran 2 compiler. I even made my living as a programmer of sorts for a few years. (I wrote an interpreter in DIBOL for EPROM programming convenience, though the target machines were calculators and not computers.) And I remember when links existed before the World Wide Web (hyperlinks in HyperCard). I have absolutely no doubt, none, that he is a far, far, far more functional coder than I, but he appears to have a blind spot about interfaces. And to be a bit touchy about the perfection of his products.

  130. A123 says: • Website
    @gandydancer

    I remember bulletin board software that allowed version examination, and don’t know why it has fallen out of fashion.

    Your suggestion is a much better solution:

        — Typos and bizarre autocorrect failures could be repaired improving readability.
        — Any attempt to distort the initial post in terms of content would be easy to discover.

    Perhaps @schnellandine is incredibly rich & obsessive compulsive. Having a personal copy editor available 24/7 to review all material before posting is an “ideal” solution. However, this highly expensive form of rigid absolutism does not work for most people.

    For 99.99% of the population the ability to repair errors in a tracable way seems like an extremely reasonable accommodation for human fallibility.

    PEACE 😇

    • Thanks: gandydancer
    • Replies: @schnellandine
  131. @A123

    Your suggestion is a much better solution:

    Sounds wonderful. In practice it shields weasels.

    — Any attempt to distort the initial post in terms of content would be easy to discover.

    It requires discovery. Do you have any idea how easily misled is an upper-midwit? Good god, ever edited Wikipedia? Ha! Audit logs aren’t the magic intellectual umbrella of integrity portrayed. Necessary there, but not here.

    Having a personal copy editor available 24/7 to review all material before posting is an “ideal” solution.

    I loathe the smell of strawman in the evening.

    Uh, speaking of obsessive, seems here that someone other than me is painfully sensitive to typos—perhaps obsessively so. Hmm.

    • Replies: @A123
    , @gandydancer
  132. A123 says: • Website
    @schnellandine

    I admit that I hate typos, especially terrible autocorrect mangling. I also frequently spot construction problems (e.g. “A” vs. “An”) after the fact. Wanting to fix these readability issues and deliver a better product is hardly OCD. Your demand for “utter & absolute perfection at the moment of submission” is much more indicative of an OCD condition.

    [MORE]

    Real World posting for most of the human population resembles the image below.
    ___

    I tried to edit in Wikipedia once, and only once. Trying to fix errors on a mildly controversial topic became open warfare where edit logs were not particularly meaningful.

    That problem should not occur here. Only the original author would be able to Edit their own work. UR logs would be vastly simpler than Wikipedia logs, and thus be much more useful for detecting wholesale replacement. Some weasels may try to !is use such a system, and be caught.

    PEACE 😇

     

    • LOL: gandydancer
    • Replies: @schnellandine
  133. @A123

    Your demand for “utter & absolute perfection at the moment of submission”

    Strawman in the morning too? Y’know, one can bitch about strawmen, as I do, but they are awfully easy to knock over. Good times.

    • LOL: A123
    • Replies: @A123
  134. A123 says: • Website
    @schnellandine

    Using a strawman to attack the TRUTH? Wow! Your Chutzpah is massive.

    I can tell that this stretches your capability, but at least TRY to be serious…

    PEACE 😇

  135. @A123

    You’ve won this argument. Snowflakeandine wants to freeze jarring but innocent mistakes in amber b/c you might “weasel” and get away with it, ignoring the fact that your interlocutors in any disagreement will be motivated to embarrass you should you try that. (And they ought of course to get notifications of any changes to comments they’ve already replied to.) At this point it’s only his fragile ego that’s showing — he can’t come up with a good argument but he can’t admit that he’s wrong.

    • Thanks: A123
  136. @schnellandine

    Good god, ever edited Wikipedia? Ha! Audit logs aren’t the magic intellectual umbrella of integrity portrayed. Necessary there, but not here.

    “Desirable here” is the contention. And the truth.

    The “portrayal you imagine is entirely imaginary, btw. No one has said that.

    In fact I have edited Wikipedia. And the edit logs were quite useful. Though the admins can interfere with them I’ve only had that happen to me once, that I know of, and it didn’t remain concealed, though it remains unfixed.

  137. @A123

    Was awake all last night thinking of a way that you might be able to get by using Ron’s supposedly deficient commenting system. Didn’t come to me until the sun was up, but I figured it out.

    Ready? It’s good! Here we go:

    [MORE]

    Post less.

    • Thanks: Bill Jones
    • Troll: A123
  138. @Ron Unz

    When 9/11 is wrapped up and forgotten for another 20 years how about a really useful thread or two on AGW, specifically the validity of IPCC models. Listening to the podcast of this completely spoiled mu siesta:

    https://www.economist.com/briefing/2021/07/24/three-degrees-of-global-warming-is-quite-plausible-and-truly-disastrous?utm_campaign=a_21americanpower_prospect_20210914&utm_medium=email-owned&utm_source=salesforce-marketing-cloud&utm_term=9/14/2021&utm_id=871298&sfmc_id=0033z00002rlAvsAAE

  139. A123 says: • Website

    Mr. Unz,

    I am posting this on behalf of another user:

    Triteleia Laxa

    She has had technical difficulties and used at least two alternate handles while trying to resolve the issues.

    TL
    testingtosee

    She is now reporting that she is experiencing a near total “site ban”

    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/open-thread-163/#comment-4904964

    Given that you have not banned me, I find it extremely unlikely (dare I say inconceivable) that this is deliberate on your part. My guess is that her hardware/connection has been red flagged as “attempting to have more than one handle”

    Anything you can do to resolve the problem would be appreciated.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  140. @Ron Unz

    Again, I have tried to post my first Anonymous comment in many months. It was rejected with this message
    “Anonymous Comments Limited to 3/Day. Use a Handle for More Commenting.”
    What’s the problem? Can it be fixed?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  141. Ron Unz says:
    @A123

    She has had technical difficulties and used at least two alternate handles while trying to resolve the issues.

    TL
    testingtosee

    She is now reporting that she is experiencing a near total “site ban”

    That’s total nonsense, she hasn’t banned, since if you just check her archive, you can see that she left several comments yesterday:

    https://www.unz.com/comments/all/?commenterfilter=Triteleia+Laxa

    However, commenters are strictly prohibited from using multiple handles, and if she continues doing that, her future comments may very well get trashed.

    She was trying to derail various threads in a disruptive manner, so her commenting limit has been lowered, but she’s certainly not “banned.”

    • Thanks: A123
    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  142. Ron Unz says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Again, I have tried to post my first Anonymous comment in many months. It was rejected

    Anonymous/Anon comments are limited to 3/day, with the same users non-anonymous comments counted towards that low limit. This is to discourage regular commenters from using anonymous comments.

  143. Well understood. But it makes it hard if one wants to post an insult that is eneath one’s dignity or to some nitwit one doesn’t want to admit to readin😎
    But the error message is inaccurate so no doubt will be changed. No matter. I won’t be seeing it.

  144. I’d like to see added, to UR areas controlled by criticism cowards, a recognizable mark of shame which alerts observers they’re present at a speech warp, where intellectual children may present a false picture of non-opposition to their far-from-stalwart ramblings. Ideally, the notice would disable any attempt of the coward to hide behind abused words (e.g. ‘ad hominem’, discussion, civil).

    Similarly, I think heinous acts by commenters who’re allowed to remain (e.g. Revusky the dox threatener) should be branded on their names, like having a tattooed forehead. Anyone interacting with someone like JR should know what he did to another commenter, which was basically to threaten a plausible attempt to ruin his life because of verbal insult.

  145. Why are comments closed for the “blogger” Raches?

    • LOL: Raches
    • Replies: @Max Payne
    , @Dumbo
  146. Raches says:

    I have been trying to set my website link as a commentator:
    https://www.unz.com/proems/

    I entered the link in the appropriate field, checked the “Update My Information” box, and tried commenting.  The link does not show.  I deleted my commentary (which I have saved in a textfile), and will repost later.  The link does now show by default in the comment fields; I presume that may be a matter of my browser cookies?

    On a related note, I wish that there were a way to change my email address.  I tried to do so long ago; but I received an error message saying that to use the same name, I must give the email associated with that name.  I probably don’t want to set it to whatever email I am now using, since I will just need to bug you to change it again later…  I suggest that a secure session cookie in the browser could be used to validate the \(\{ Name, Email_0 \}\) tuple, and permit updating it to the new \(\{ Name, Email_1 \}\).  From the outset, that was how I inferred it must work.

    Thank you for your kindly assistance with these technical issues.  (Now, watch this:  Setting the website link will suddenly work, but the database change won’t kick in until after the edit window for the comment is over…) ®

    • Replies: @Raches
  147. Raches says: • Website
    @Raches

    I fixed it, using—magic!

    There is definitely a bug—or maybe a little design foible, which should be documented for authors.  I am leaving this test message, editing it to something somewhat sensible, just in case Mr. Unz may be able to glean diagnostic info from it.  I had intended to delete it, then realized I shouldn’t. ®

  148. Max Payne says:
    @New Dealer

    Ronald fell for the Mossad long con. Flatter a developer and watch doors open.

    Unless, truly, the Mahdi is upon us. Memetic virus. I like that… very Metal Gear.

    Next it’ll talk about how the internet is designed to imprint a “type of mind” onto the people. That’s always a good hook.

    A whopping 200k words, all well written and sourced, in less than 3 months. Tonally very similar to “The Greatest Story Never Told”.

    Yet so far hasn’t said anything new.

  149. Elsewhere says:

    I don’t see the light-blue background highlighting for new comments on my computer today, with Brave browser. I still see them on my phone running Android.

    • Replies: @Elsewhere
  150. Elsewhere says:
    @Elsewhere

    Hmm… I’m seeing it again. Maybe it was my external monitor. I’ll check that out tomorrow.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  151. Ron Unz says:
    @Elsewhere

    Hmm… I’m seeing it again. Maybe it was my external monitor. I’ll check that out tomorrow.

    That’s good to hear. If other features like the “New Comments” link are also broken, it’s possible that your local cookies got clogged up, and you should clear some or all of them.



  152. Video Link

    You have to see this.

    It’s Devon’s analysis of “The Breakfast Club.”

  153. Dumbo says:
    @New Dealer

    Why is there even a “blogger” Raches, to begin with?

    Why is Mr. Unz silent on the issue? Is he Raches? Or is he just his boyfriend?

    Why are negative comments about this swamp creature not allowed anywhere at UR?

    Very weird…

    Mystery…

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @A123
  154. Ron Unz says:
    @Dumbo

    Why is there even a “blogger” Raches, to begin with?…Mystery…

    Actually, I’d meant to include mention of Raches’ addition as a blogger to my current column on the Covid outbreak, but it had slipped my mind. I’ve now appended it to the bottom, so you can take a look.

    • Troll: Dumbo
    • Replies: @Dumbo
  155. Dumbo says:
    @Ron Unz

    Thanks, but no, thanks. I think it’s pretty clear that I have zero interest in the writings of this creature, Mr. Unz, and I had already put him weeks ago in the list of “ignored commenters”.

    By the way, have you no sense of humor or irony?

    Who will be the next “blogger” added, “That Would Be Trolling”?

    Perhaps it is time to leave the Unz Review for good… Thanks for the fun times, though.

  156. A123 says: • Website
    @Dumbo

    Why is there even a “blogger” Raches, to begin with?

    Why are negative comments about this swamp creature not allowed anywhere at UR?

    Karlin provides a fair forum for disassembling Raches The TROLL’s absurd gibberng:

    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/open-thread-167/#comment-4939973

    The TROLL does not get a veto there. Feel free to join in the fun shredding him. No need to agree with me. Raches The TROLL is so patently incompetent and offensive, the field is wide open for you to blast him for other reasons. He is unlikely to last long, so get your entertainment while you can.

    2nd Worst author that Mr. Unz has added recently.

    PEACE 😇

  157. I’d like to report a bug. An insufferably pompous Hitlerian, even more of an adolescent drama queen than Nietzsche, has somehow hacked into Unz Review.

  158. There has recently been a strange occurrence on Raches’ blog post “Magnitude of Foresight” (https://www.unz.com/proems/magnitude-of-foresight/) which I am curious about. Commenter Dumbo complained of having been impersonated:

    What is this? I did not make this weird comment with a number.
    Who is this?!? Mr. Unz??? Nurse Ratched?
    Who is impersonating me?
    WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE?

    https://www.unz.com/proems/magnitude-of-foresight/#comment-4941265

    Another funny occurrence was a double agree by Dumbo on another comment:

    • Agree: Dumbo, Dumbo

    https://www.unz.com/proems/magnitude-of-foresight/#comment-4928160

    The “comment with a number” is visible in Dumbo’s comment page, but not on the blog post page. Raches’ reply was:

    Nobody is impersonating you. You are jumping to conclusions, per [sic] your usual custom. ®

    https://www.unz.com/proems/magnitude-of-foresight/#comment-4941306

    As this reply does not explain what happened, I thought I might take my doubt to you.

    • Replies: @Raches
  159. Raches says: • Website
    @Brás Cubas

    When someone hurls wild accusations at me, and demands answers IN ALL CAPS while also insulting me, he will not get from me any answer beyond what I already said:  Nobody was impersonating him.

    Thanks for bringing this to Mr. Unz’s attention, with many links to my blog on a thread that is watched by many people.  Now, Mr. Unz can fix the bug—probably by telling me, “Raches, don’t click whatever you clicked.”  (I have a special talent for hitting corner cases in software.)

    The technically minded will immediately notice that the mysterious comment’s text of “1633474911” is obviously a Unix timestamp for October 5, 2021 at 23:01:51 UTC.  For the record, if I were to impersonate Dumbo, I would say something more interesting; e.g., “Hello, I am a Dumbo.”  The name speaks for itself; thus, no further comment should be required.

    Now, here is another bug:

    Nobody is impersonating you. You are jumping to conclusions, per [sic] your usual custom. ®

    Your use of “sic” is hypercorrecting my correct use of the word “per”.  A quick glance at the dictionary shows that modern Portuguese “por” shares the same etymology, from Latin “per”; but I do not know if any of its senses denote ‘according to’, as English “per” may, and hereby does.

    I do sometimes make typographical errors.  This was not one of them.

    HTH, HAND. ®

    • Replies: @Brás Cubas
  160. Bug report.

    I figured out why periodically, one of my replies gets disassociated from the comment I’m replying to. It has to do with poor internet connectivity, but also because the site software is not taking connectivity into consideration.

    When I hit the reply button on an existing comment, write up my reply and then hit the Publish button, sometimes this fails due to latency and other connectivity issues resulting in a nearly blank screen just sporting a browser error message. Hitting the back control on the browser returns the previous TUR screen, complete with my prose, but it no longer contains the connection to the comment the reply is for. The screen now has no connection and thus when the subsequent Publish button is successful, the post shows up as a disconnected comment – a comment on the article and not a reply to a comment.

    If the connection information were stored as part of a cookie, …

    • Replies: @A123
  161. @Raches

    Thanks for the reply. Regarding my grammatical correction, I won’t argue with you, and (if I remember) will no longer correct you in this matter, but in my own writings I will continue to follow the usage ruling as per the Oxford dictionary:

    [MORE]

    According to Oxford dictionary, per is a preposition and means: for each and by means of. While as per is a phrase, which means in accordance with.

    Gas is 2 USD per gallon
    Send it per express

    As per example

    I made it as per your instructions

    https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/54864/use-of-as-per-vs-per

    I have no idea what the final acronym or acronyms mean.

  162. A123 says: • Website
    @RoatanBill

    I figured out why periodically, one of my replies gets disassociated from the comment I’m replying to. It has to do with poor internet connectivity, but also because the site software is not taking connectivity into consideration.

    Even if connectivity is good, this can occur. For example — Multiple, resource intensive, open browser tabs can cause the UR tab to undergo a ‘refresh’ that breaks the “Reply to” association.

    There is also a genuine, rare, and un-repeatable technical bug (site or browser) that can cause de-threading. I know I have seen it, but I cannot replicate the event for trouble shooting. This problem only seems to happen when trying to reply to the “last” visible comment.

    It is probably 95% human error / 5% technology.

    Either way, There is an Easy Solution… If you catch it during the 5 minute Edit period. In the Edit window, you can *cut* 100% of your unlinked post. Saving an empty edit box DELETES the current comment.

    You can then start a new post with the correct Reply To association and *paste* the cut material in that message.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  163. “As per” is abominated by all observers, regardless of whatever accommodation was carved somewhere for mynas who warbled it often enough to make handy an explanation, further corrupting language. ‘Correcting’ someone for a correct ‘per’ is beyond pedantry, into ouroborosianasticism. There was no grammatical correction on your part.

    • LOL: Raches
    • Replies: @Brás Cubas
  164. @A123

    I never noticed the bug before today. All I ever noticed was that sometimes my reply was uncoupled and I only discovered it if I was browsing the other comments in the article I hadn’t seen and then wondered how I managed to publish incorrectly. That was always far past the 5 minute window. It didn’t occur to me it wasn’t my fault, but an error due to connectivity.

    Today, my ISP went out numerous times and I was just in the process of the original Publish when I got the Chrome error of no connectivity. Because these connectivity issues occur quite frequently, I normally do a ctrl-a / copy before I hit Publish to insure I have a copy. I tried the back control and my text was there and I just happened to notice that the box above noting who the reply was to wasn’t there. That’s when I finally understood how this happened before.

    It’s a bug probably not worth the time to fix it, but I wanted to make note of it anyway. Most people have much better connectivity and speed than I do, so the chances of encountering my situation is probably rare.

  165. @schnellandine

    “As per” is abominated by all observers

    This is patently untrue, as the Oxford dictionary was cited as a reference by me, and obviously qualifies as an “observer”.

    [MORE]

    ‘Correcting’ someone for a correct ‘per’ is beyond pedantry

    This is possibly true, and I wouldn’t do this with most anyone except Raches; if you check my comment history you will see I have corrected others before in (perhaps) more serious mistakes; I don’t do this often any longer, as I don’t have the energy. I did it to Raches because he has praised pedantry several times on his comments, and has welcomed pedantic corrections addressed at him. By the way, I also welcome such corrections, and non-pedantic ones as well, seeing as I am Brazilian, and learning English is very useful to me. Here’s an example of one of those manifestations by Raches which I mentioned:

    Thanks for getting pedantic over my dog Latin (bitch Latin?). I mean that thanks sincerely: The world needs more of this.

    https://www.unz.com/proems/letters-to-the-editor/?#comment-4923085
    Obiter dictum, I’ve now opened your comment history, and seen that you don’t seem to like Raches, and has taken a humorous crack at disclosing his real identity. I, for one, find him a pleasant reading, and consider him an allied in the promotion of bitcoin. He also seems to be very knowledgeable in some topics which I want to learn about. With this learning purpose in mind, I am now reading everything written by him, and also everything by a guy with remarkable similarities in style, ideas, and cultural references who wrote at the bitcointalk.org forum under the handle nullius.
    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=976210
    I recommend him very highly.
    P.S.: “obiter dictum” is one of the many expressions I have learned by reading Raches’ and nullius’ posts. I probably am not making a habit of using it instead of the more usual “by the way”, though.

  166. A123 says: • Website

    Mr. Unz,

    Various “new” posts show up without the “light blue” background.

    Everything posted by @AaronB exhibits this bug. It also showed up recently for:

    @sudden death — https://www.unz.com/akarlin/last-reaction/#comment-4946560

    @Coconuts — https://www.unz.com/akarlin/last-reaction/#comment-4946643

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  167. @A123

    Various “new” posts show up without the “light blue” background.

    You’re aware that non-sequential post approval can do this? Appears you might not frequent iSteve, where that’s the norm, but it can apparently happen anywhere, though most other moderation is usually in sequence.

    Maybe you know, but many people wrongly assume that post numbers are permanent, so they use them for indexing, which at Sailer’s blog is futile. Post numbers are slipped whenever an old comment gets approved after a newer, and skips in highlighting follow similar pattern, depending on each user’s visits. You’d rarely see it if not reading comments on Sailer posts.

  168. Raches says: • Website

    (schnellandine, since I cannot award gold boxes in this thread, I will just file your comment away for potential future blogging.  —As per schnellandine’s comment, I consider the quibbling over my “per” to be a hypercorrection; and I do not wish to derail this thread with off-topic discussion.)

    A feature request—which may rather constitute a few doc bugs, if I missed something despite experimentation, searching, and observing the HTML produced by various buttons in the “visual” editor that I never otherwise use:

    Please change the CSS so that <pre> tags use a monospaced font—or if that would break existing usage, provide a way to invoke a non-default monospaced-font class.  In both comments and blog posts, I have tried every trick I can imagine to force a monospaced font—both inline (<tt> or similar), and as a block.  I will need both in the future—for code snippets, etc.

    Example usage:

    https://www.unz.com/proems/untouchable/#pgp-key

    <pre> does not work at all in comments.  Thus in the following example, the only way that I know to avoid wrongful fancy-dashes for U+002D HYPHEN-MINUS would be to escape as &#x2d.

    https://www.unz.com/proems/untouchable/?showcomments#comment-4948615

    For the intended usage there, I could fix that manually when copying the text to a file—and if I am copying from the moderation interface, I can evade the fancy-stuff altogether.  But there are sometimes other reasons why commentators may want to include “verbatim” text with no automagic mangling.

    Of course, Mr. Unz, I understand if such features are not your priority; but adding some way to get both block and inline monospaced fonts should be relatively easy (a change of CSS, and allow at least <tt> inline), and that should satisfy most of my needs for now.

    Permitting authors to use the HTML style attribute for inline CSS would also satisfy my needs; but I do not know if the potential security implications may be unacceptable to you.  It would invest some trust in authors not to abuse it for malicious purposes.

    Thanks. ®

    • Thanks: schnellandine
  169. F0r what it’s worth, some article thumbnails on the front page (and elsewhere if same problem) are dead for at least some Tor users. Example, two pics today, one hosted at amren, the other globalresearch. I don’t know Cloudflare details, but it appears that they sense Tor (and/or possibly JavaScript disabled) and require the solving of a monkey puzzle, even for hotlinks. Obviously, a lower than low priority problem, but figured you’d be interested just as info.

    Another minuscule Cloudflare thing: passing the test for UR is sometimes into 6 or 7 iterations. Usually doesn’t make it unless I stomp the page manually with the enter button and click one more 2-page puzzle. Admittedly, I keep Tor browser settings pretty tight, so maybe that’s the problem. It begins, of course, with my discarding cookies after the occasional unavoidable browser close. Using a different Tor browser on my phone, have never been able to get through the puzzles; just loops and loops. Again, irrelevant except as curiosity data.

  170. Anonymous[865] • Disclaimer says:

    Good piece, but let me correct: Johnson does not serve Jews. He serves Zionists. And I suspect I don’t need to explain this distinction to you. For the record, I am jewish and neither Johnson nor Zionists serve me. It’s a pity that you would taint an otherwise very good analysis with unnecessary blunders that put off people like me, antizionist Jews, who could be your allies.

    Thank you for considering my recommendation.

  171. Charlie says:

    The active posting requirement for submitting a news article seems a little blunt. An active reader that takes a week or two off from posting comments suddenly finds themself locked out from participation in parts of the site. Maybe you could look further back in a reader’s posting history to decide who can and can’t post news. The workaround on our end is to knock out a string of pointless comments in order to get our numbers up again and that’s not what the site needs.

  172. Anonymous[221] • Disclaimer says:

    I have to say, I feel sorry for those alternative, original thinkers who retired in past decades before there was an Unz Review to read (and before a handful of other alternative news sites existed, which I also look at).

    Ron Unz, thanks for making my retirement years a much richer experience!

  173. Why’s Gilad Atzmon now Archived?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  174. Ron Unz says:
    @Greta Handel

    Why’s Gilad Atzmon now Archived?

    Gilad hasn’t published anything for a couple of months, and after a while, a columnist automatically drops to the Archived section:

    https://gilad.online/writings/

    He’d been writing so much anti-Vaxx nonsense for a year, it’s possible he decided he was wrong, and is taking a break from publishing until he feels less embarrassed.

    • LOL: schnellandine
    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  175. A123 says: • Website

    There is a broken news link from Happy Tapir. It is immediately below one of mine.

    PEACE 😇
    __________________

    theconservativetreehouse.com / A123 • Economics/Finance 2d
    Alarming Wage Report Not Being Discussed in Financial Media – Blue Collar Wages DECREASED in Third Quarter, While Inflation Skyrocketed
    Thanked by: fnnShow Details
    ________

    / Happy Tapir 2d
    ________

    vdare.com / Realist • Culture/Society 2d
    Ann Coulter: Media Gone Wild (Over Trump!)

  176. Congratulations, Ron.

    Looks like UnzReview is now flying under the WaPo logo.

    Some function on my computer helpfully monitors sites I frequent; logos of those sites with the name underneath are displayed across bottom of opening screen.

    UnzReview appears there, but the logo is WaPo

    click the link:
    How Did the Perpetrators Do 9/11?
    All it takes is a government conspiracy
    PHILIP GIRALDI
    https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/how-did-the-perpetrators-do-9-11/

  177. Pericles says:

    Comment editing bugs, perhaps well-known?

    1. Images not shown when comment redisplayed after editing.

    2. The markup buttons are not shown when editing a comment.

    3. Awkward 1999 vintage Boomer Stack style deletion of comments. Just implement a delete button.

    NB. The Boomer Stack:

    MAINFRAME
    COBOL
    CICS
    TERRIBLE C#/JAVA WEBSITE BOLTED ON

  178. Pericles says:

    I don’t know what the comment approval interface looks like (could it even be called an ‘intersfacim’?) but perhaps it can be streamlined to permit poor Steve to improve his throughput?

    Instead of telling the commenter after posting that they have exceeded the speed limit, disable the article’s comment box with an appropriate message until available again.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  179. Ron Unz says:
    @Pericles

    3. Awkward 1999 vintage Boomer Stack style deletion of comments. Just implement a delete button.

    Instead of telling the commenter after posting that they have exceeded the speed limit, disable the article’s comment box with an appropriate message until available again.

    Actually, modifying extremely complex software is much more difficult than you realize.

    Since almost none of your comments seem substantive or interesting, perhaps you should just go back to posting “memes” on Gab…

  180. @Ron Unz

    This will touch on anti-vax but it’s really about where I believe you could more usefully concentrate your intellectual powers now that your cases for the dissident or unofficial versions of history and even still current stories like Covid origins, USS Liberty, and probably 9/11 have reached an impasse.

    I refer (again I think) to the issue of AGW and its effects.

    It was a comment on UR which led to my receiving the regular electroverse.net emails from one Cap Allon a non native resident of Portugal.

    [MORE]

    Here is a link to his latest

    https://electroverse.net/corruption-of-the-peer-review-and-publishing-process-follow-the-silence/?utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the-last-newsletter-total-posts-from-our-blog_1

    It caused me to look up Bret Weinstein, Eric Weinstein, and the the Intellectual Dark Web. Before you dismiss them as versions of David Cole with higher degrees and particularly object to Bret Weinstein’s relatively sophisticated antivax stuff I draw your attention to his Dark Horse discussion of the unexplained withdrawal of a peer reviewed article on the risk of myocarditis from Covid vaccination. That is in fact only reinforcing the message from Cap Allon that research and opinion contradicting the false consensus on AGW is being suppressed.

    There is a particularly powerful attack on the 97% consensus BS that is up with the 6 million for thoughtless repetition. The alternative suggested if 0.3%!

    But my hope is that you might apply, or employ, scientific expertise to tell UR readers how much we should really fear AGW.

    I start with profound scepticism in practice and on principle. The general Cap Allon line (distantly the name Svensmark comes back to me) is that our current extremes of snow, ice and cold winds are a result of low sunspot activity and associated changes to magnetic fields heading us toward another Maunder Minimum if not a Little Ice Age. The recent changes to the jetstreams that are part of that are attributed to solar changes.

    I have a friendly relationship with Robyn Williams who has been presenter and chief interview for our ABC’s one hour Science Show for 35 years or so**. I have put Cap Allon’s stuff to Robyn circumspectly, because he can be a quite prickly warmist. Most recently he has said that what Cap Allon is going on about has been dealt with lots of times [I query that thoughI did find a BBC Program about the Northern Hemisphere] and that *it’s all about Polar Vortices*. He could be right but no doubt it is complex.

    ** I have just remembered one of the reasons I may sound a little more confident in at least posing questions on scientific matters than the average UR threadster should be. Robyn Williams predecessor as (founding) presenter of the Science Show was a 17 year old when I was a 15 year old in the Chemistry class from which he went on to top Melnourne Uni Chemistry and get a D.Phil at Balliol College Oxford. I came top of the half year exam. Same wrt the physicist who ended up as a Physics Don at Cambridge. OK all downhill from then….. My majoring in Economics only made me too timid to take the ultimate plunge to create unicorns😉

  181. @Ron Unz

    As if to encourage a conversation on what I have just suggested Cap Allon [can that really be his name?] has just sent this

    [MORE]

    https://electroverse.net/majority-of-u-s-states-forecast-snow-by-mid-november-the-sun-releases-its-first-earth-facing-x-flare-in-years/?utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the-last-newsletter-total-posts-from-our-blog_1

    As if to respond to my reference to the Polar Vortex explanation of almost simultaneous extremes of hot and cold weather he gets stuck into that common MSM obfuscation as he regards it. He makes the point I had raised with Williams, namely that it doesn’t seem to explain what happens in the south.

    I would add that the historical record on the variability produced by the Polar Vortex or Vortices would have to be important evidence. Have a look at

    Polar Vortex: Everything You Need to Know – Ecowatch

    https://www.ecowatch.com/polar-vortex-explained-2650399482.html. which is headnoted

    The polar vortex was first described in 1853 and first observed by radiosondes during the winter in the Northern Hemisphere in 1952.8 Feb 2021

    The trouble is you would probably do better with the Wikipedia entry. What it doesn’t explain, as far as I understand it, is why we are getting cold spring weather in the Southern Hemisphere at exactly the same time as the Northern Hemisphere is getting large dumps of autumnal snow.

  182. Liu Law says:
    @Ron Unz

    Came here and sent it again.LOL
    Because I don’t know how to let you see it, I reply here.
    from a ordinary Chinese college student
    I learned about Mr. Unz from a Chinese blogger.
    I admire what you have done, because all the spiritual wealth we have created in the past golden age will probably be buried in the dust in the future.Growing up with traditional virtues, I suddenly realized one day that the world was not dominated by justice and fairness, which made me very disappointed, and I missed the stormy social revolution of the 20th century.As an ordinary young man, I can only remember them in books.What you have done seems to me a light in a dark world.For in a world that is unjustifiably unhinged, there are still people who argue the case, focusing on theory and facts rather than emotion and greed.Thank you for creating a place where we can return to the golden age of the Internet.This is my first post here, and maybe I’ll be happy to Post more post when I’m knowledgeable enough to create something for myself instead of retelling a book.
    My respects to you.
    By the way, in my mind, you are like a literary rock warrior in the 21st century.Replying to posts like this makes me look like an avid groupie.But my admiration and admiration for you is sincere.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  183. Ron Unz says:
    @Liu Law

    from a ordinary Chinese college student
    I learned about Mr. Unz from a Chinese blogger.
    I admire what you have done…my respects to you.

    Thanks for your very kind words. I’ve actually had a strong interest in China since the late 1970s, and have written a number of articles on your country. Here are links to a couple of them:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/chinas-rise-americas-fall/

    https://www.unz.com/runz/how-social-darwinism-made-modern-china-248/

    I’m not sure if you’re already aware of it, but in the upper right-hand corner of every page is a drop-down field that allows you to automatically translate the entire website into a number of different languages, with Chinese being one of the options.

    Or you can append “?lang=zh-CN” to the end of any URL to achieve the same result.

    However, since these translations are automatic, I can’t guarantee the quality.

    • Replies: @Liu Law
    , @Wizard of Oz
  184. Liu Law says:
    @Ron Unz

    Thank you for your guidance.
    I will carefully read these articles you shared.
    But don’t worry about the translation problem. A friend of mine in America can help me better translate the passages and words I’m not familiar with.
    I am choosing a topic for my graduation thesis this year, which is about China’s infrastructure and market economy.Your article may help me a lot.Because my teacher requires me to quote some foreign materials.When I finish it, maybe I will translate it into English and post it here to make a contribution to UR.
    Thank you again for your Friendly Guidance.
    Respect.

  185. A123 says: • Website

    Mr. Unz,

    Would you please consider starting Open Thread 169 for AK’s blog?

    The current #168 is over 1,000 comments, and is beginning to have negative impact for those using mobile devices.

    THANKS 😇

  186. @Ron Unz

    His post was understandably gratifying, but still, let me nag you to use your talents on something worth of them perhaps radically affecting the future of mankind rather than winning contested battles about the past.

    I refer again to the battles over AGW where my own level of knowledge and sophistication can barely reach to the cynical, but true observation, that AGW belief serves most of the functions of religion, including, employment of shamans and priests who claim special knowledge, and the sour observation about Australian warmists that they don’t understand and deploy Opportunity Cost in theory or practice.

    This ABC Science Show broadcast may spark your interest because it raises an intellectual challenge to the IPCC by asserting, with some plausibility, tthat it fails to deal with non-linearity . In short it fails to see that there could be multiple tipping points.

    https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/ipcc-processes-questioned/13618338

  187. Anonymous[234] • Disclaimer says:

    Dear Ron,

    Could you perhaps turn off the Cloudflare option “Browser Integrity Check”? As of today, my older, highly customized browser, cannot access unz.com because the “Checking your browser before accessing unz.com” just loops endlessly. Just yesterday everything was perfectly fine.
    E.g., Ray ID: 6a9f4e8a18642c4c for the session that loops, if it helps.

    The funny thing is that the much older and insecure Firefox that I am posting from now has no such problem.

    Why would Cloudflare care what browser I am using?

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  188. @Anonymous

    I regularly have Cloudflare delays getting back to UR. Don’t know the solution, but in my case the loops eventually succumb to various attempts such as entering different UR URLs, trying in alternate tabs (back and forth), hitting ‘enter’ in address bar when presented with ‘are you human’ checkbox, etc.

    It’s frustrating because it seems will never end, and maliciously pointless, but what appeared endless loops at first were tamed to a regular 2 or 3, once every ~24 hours. Have tested enough that it appears my possibly pointless interventions have some effect. As noted in linked comment, I’m using Tor in a browser with constricted settings.

    • Replies: @Raches
  189. Raches says: • Website
    @schnellandine

    I have tested Tor with The Unz Review, and I monitor what Cloudflare is doing to it.  I urge that Mr. Unz should take this as a significant concern, since The Unz Review is heavily censored, and even illegal in some countries; for both censorship avoidance and personal protection, support for anonymity networks is critical to fulfilling The Unz Review’s mission.  I understand that DDoS protection is also part of protecting free speech, and I have cited this site as being opsec-friendly; but Cloudflare is a major problem, for multiple reasons that I will not here reach.  (Cf. my remarks on why I suspect that Jacob Appelbaum (“ioerror”) got me-tooed out of the Tor Project—he was strongly anti-Cloudflare, for good and well-considered reasons.)  As I address Cloudflare issues, I may offer constructive suggestions to Mr. Unz from one side, while offering Tor users workarounds from the other side.

    From what I have found, The Unz Review is accessible through Tor without “browser checks”, and without Javascript, except when you hit particular exits which, I infer, have recently been used for something bad.  In that case, you may be thrown into a so-called “browser check” which requires Javascript—and which endlessly loops doing some unknown evil, when you are on the “Safer” security setting which disables the most dangerous JS features.  (Never run on “Standard”!)

    Anonymous and schnellandine, when you have trouble, try a new circuit.  “File” menu → “New Tor Circuit for this Site”, or Ctrl-L (at least on Tor Browser for Linux; I cannot test others, since I have no Windows in my house, and I do not eat rotten fruits).  You can also customize your toolbar to include a mouse-clickable “New Tor Circuit for this Site” button.  This will usually work, except when I infer that The Unz Review is probably under a concerted DDoS attempt; in that case, you may need to give up and come back some hours later.

    If you are not using Tor Browser, or if you have somehow modified or customized your Tor Browser, that may cause you trouble with Cloudflare which I would not observe in my tests.  It can also compromise your anonymity, by making you fingerprintable.  I suggest reviewing the Tor Browser design document (onion), plus relevant information in the Tor Browser Manual (onion).

    schnellandine, I began to write a more extensive reply to your prior comment on Cloudflare—with a lengthy discourse about Tor Browser, anonymity set partitions, Cloudflare, and many related issues; sorry for the delayed, extremely brief reply.  I should probably blog this sometime instead. ®

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  190. @Raches

    Thanks. Yes, the ‘try a new circuit’ route perhaps worked yesterday when I saw a new error—something about a code associated with an IP group or whatever—and it cleared immediately, though it may have been unrelated. I’m using a Tor facility in a non-Tor browser. I figure everything’s spied on, but what the hell. So far, the ignorant probability it helps is worth the trouble.

    Speaking of worthwhile topics, the concept ‘probability’ bothers me for years now. Hope to figure it out and write authoritatively on the subject once the world’s destroyed good and proper. Left a comment regarding it at iSteve; not well received. LOL

    Back to Cloudflare, I loathe JavaScript, and disable wherever practical. Months ago you shared an aviation site which I took to immediately because it was old-style web. UR has excellent use of JavaScript, which I use, but even turning the thing on for a single site irritates. In nearly every case that I try a link from UR that requires Cloudflare, I close the tab. Something better must emerge.

    • Replies: @Raches
  191. Raches says: • Website

    My forthcoming reply to an insightful comment by Peter Frost reminded me that I should fix a buglet in my discussion of one of Dr. Frost’s academic papers.  But when I attempted to make a clearly marked edit to my blog post, I received the error:  “Older Published Posts Cannot Be Modified”.

    https://www.unz.com/proems/the-domestication-of-man/#p_1_28
    View-source for the HTML of my desired edit, which includes appropriate markup:

    I should dig through my notes, and find references on the thesis that population replacement (especially in the upper classes) was a major factor in Roman decline—something more than “Oliver said so”, which he did.  [Edit:  Thanks to an anonymous commentator, please see:  Frank, T. (1916).  “Race Mixture in the Roman Empire”. The American Historical Review, 21(4), 689.  doi:10.2307/1835889.]  For another comparison, […]

    I appreciate that The Unz Review keeps past articles and blog posts firmly on the record; and I think that readers will benefit from knowing that authors generally cannot edit long-past posts.  However, I suggest that this policy should be documented to authors:  For how many days can posts be edited?  Furthermore, I request that more leeway be granted to authors who can be trusted not to make abusive edits or memory-hole their own histories, for the following reasons:

    (1) Hyperlinks and external embeds often need to be changed months, or even years later.  I have noticed that some of Mr. Unz’s own articles have been edited long after publication, to replace memory-holed Youtube embeds with the same videos from Bitchute.  I have always anticipated that I will do similar maintenance over time; and moreover, I am a zealous fighter against linkrot.  I am probably one of the few people who will occasionally comb old posts for dead links, and replace them with updated or archival links.

    (2) Insubstantive typos should get fixed.  In one of my early articles, a commentator notified me of a typo; but he was not very specific about where it was, and I only recently figured out where, indeed, I had made a typographical error in a single word.  I should fix it.

    (3) Articles in a long-running series should be edited to contain forward references, explicitly or with appropriate inline hyperlinks.  I am currently working on such things.  Indeed, most of my extant blog posts were in some way the start a long-term project.

    (4) An appropriately marked substantive edit is sometimes warranted, as exemplified above.  Factual corrections should also be made at any time incorrectness is discovered, in the same manner as a well-run newspaper.

    (5) Some posts, are, by their natures, planned from the start to be updated in perpetuity.  For example, see my contact information; similarly, I have in my local pipeline a planned post with cryptocurrency addresses.  I also intend to make blog-wide “Table of Contents” and “Index” pages, when I have enough posts to make the effort worthwhile; those would obviously need to be edited indefinitely.  Another project on which I am working will use a blog post as an ordinary webpage, to be linked from elsewhere on the Web; it will need perpetual updates.

    ——————————

    I do not see “blogs” as ephemeral.  In my opinion, long-term editorial maintenance is a part of producing any content that is worth publishing; and although I have recently been somewhat quiet, I am in this for the long term, not to make a flash in the pan.  And I never have any inclination to attempt erasing or deceptively altering my past statements.  To the contrary, I wouldn’t mind making digitally signed and cryptographically timestamped archival copies of every post at the time of publication, and at each significant edit (excluding the fixing of little typos, etc.)—or committing each published version of the text of my posts in an immutable version-control system—or both.

    Thank you for considering this request. ®

    • Replies: @Raches
  192. Raches says: • Website
    @Raches

    Apologies for the double-comment, another buglet here:  Viewing my own HTML source as I recommended, I only just realized that the comment system here strips <ins> tags.  I use those for their intended purpose.

    The bracketed text within the <blockquote> is supposed to be surrounded by <ins>[…]</ins>.

    <del> tags seem to be magical go through just fine. ®

  193. Nodwink says:

    I’ve deleted the unusable Firefox, and I’m trying out Opera. I’ll see if I can use the tweet tab on this browser.

  194. @Ron Unz

    So, Ron Unz, my suggestion to you is to add a Bookmark button next to the other buttons. Have it work the same way as the other buttons. Then when we can access our comment history, we can filter for bookmarks.

    Just sayin’

  195. @Ron Unz

    Can there be some kind of “save draft” feature?

  196. Hi Ron, great website.
    I have a few suggestions for features.

    One, can you add another button on the comments.? When you click more, can one of the buttons be copy this comment link? That’s much easier to do on a mobile device then whatever else I was trying to do.

    Second, I would like a messaging feature. Some comments are so good, that I would like to message the commentor directly and privately. I know this has the potential for abuse, but I for one would really appreciate it. Or something along the lines of “ask for contact info”.
    Can this be done?

  197. Nancy says:

    As of today (and maybe yesterday), only the ‘Mobile’ version pops up. I have only ever read UR on my laptop – I don’t even have a smart phone. It might be my IT deficit, or my ‘unique’ Chromebook (but it has always worked before).

    Could you put up a notification of any change, so I can give up hope of my ‘old view’? Thanks a bunch for ‘everything’.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  198. Ron Unz says:
    @Nancy

    As of today (and maybe yesterday), only the ‘Mobile’ version pops up. I have only ever read UR on my laptop – I don’t even have a smart phone. It might be my IT deficit, or my ‘unique’ Chromebook (but it has always worked before).

    Normally, the system automatically detects your device and selects the correct version. But to switch to the Desktop version by hand, click the “Settings” option at the very top, and then select “Desktop” for “Version”

  199. We need to digitize George. Magazine. It is nearly impossible to find it in a library or online.

  200. Raches says: • Website
    @Ron Unz

    Normally, the system automatically detects your device and selects the correct version.

    I strongly urge switching to so-called “Responsive Design”.  If done correctly, with only HTML and CSS (no Javascript!), one single version of the site works on all versions of all major browsers on all platforms, on all screen sizes plus print and non-visual media (screen readers, etc.).  It Just Works™, fluidly and automagically.  And it does everything you need—for example, using only advanced CSS features, you can make the sidebar disappear or become a footer-menu when the screen is too small to fit it, you can change the design of the header at the top to shrink it, and you can even make tap-to-activate flyout/popup menus that do not require Javascript.

    Big Tech has put a huge amount of resources into Responsive Design, because [0] it’s much easier to maintain one version of a site that works everywhere, and [1] with the proliferation of different device types, even a billion-dollar company cannot afford to maintain different site designs for every type of device.  It is considered “best practices” nowadays.

    This all works on the client side, with no server-side device detection—although server-side support may be helpful for some advanced features, such as if you want dynamic generation of image source sets.  It even works on a static site, with no dynamic server features whatsoever.  Server-side device detection and/or browser sniffing are always buggy—inevitably; there is no way that you can correctly detect every possible device.  The Right Way™ to do this is not to target the user’s device, but rather, to target a few different ranges of screen sizes and other characteristics, and make one design that works responsively on all of them.

    I have a significant amount of knowledge about this, and I would be happy to help—but not publicly.  In its details, my webdesign philosophy may be as distinctive as my writing style—especially since I hate web frameworks; I dig into the web standards, and do everything from scratch.  You have already seen obsessive nutjobs trying to find other identities for me, based on my writing style and technical interests.  Cue a gaggle of trolls searching for all of the articles that I may or may not have written to advocate “Responsive Design” in webdesign magazines and blogs.  LOL.  Let me not help them out too much here.

    But to switch to the Desktop version by hand, click the “Settings” option at the very top, and then select “Desktop” for “Version”

    “Settings” does nothing in my browser, even with Javascript enabled.  Clicking it does not even give feedback that anything was clicked.  (Also, double-clicking paragraphs does nothing, even with JS; I still view the source to get #p_x_y pinpoint anchors.)  And my browser is not so unusual as you may guess; a significant percentage of your readers probably have the same issue.

    Viewing the DOM, I see:  <span id="xm-msettings">Settings</span>

    When I switch to mobile simulation mode, the page does not reflow responsively.  However, when I reload it, the server sends me a “mobile” version.  I am posting this from a pretend screen size of 480×320, with a Device Pixel Ratio of 1.  Let’s see how it works…  Oh, now I need to review my own articles in pretend-mobile mode to make sure that images, etc. work acceptably.  I have not been idle; a draft blog article is image-heavy, and I’ve been tinkering with an image-generation script to make images at the different sizes I want, without doing each one manually.  I should see if image source sets could be made to work here—but that would not help with the limited functionality of the shorttag.

    Speaking of which, you seem to prohibit significant custom HTML and custom CSS (via style attributes).  Even WordPress-dot-com is less restrictive.  Any chance you could please relax that just a bit?  I have the skills to produce great content this way, and I would make the effort. ®

  201. Raches says: • Website
    @schnellandine

    A practical privacy warning, for Unz Review readers who may need it:

    On November 6, 2021, you wrote:

    I’m using a Tor facility in a non-Tor browser.

    I very strongly advise against this.  It opens you to browser fingerprinting, and it partitions your anonymity set—quite possibly to the point of making you unique.  Not good!

    By itself, hiding your IP address is almost useless.  If an embedded tracker (such social media buttons), or a web-wide MITM such as Cloudflare can distinguish you as “the only Tor user with this particular browser, in this particular configuration”, then your identity is toast.  Naïve use of a VPN has the same problem, in addition to the “trust our promise that we don’t log!” problem and others.  All of this results in a false sense of security/privacy, whereas TPTB will not come out and politely inform you if “schnellandine” has been correlated to other identities/web activity/personally identifying information—the trackers will just quietly, invisibly watch everything you do, unless/until an excuse is found to kick your door down.  Depending on the jurisdiction of your residence (Germany, E.U., …), all this tracking could be fatal.

    If you use Tor, then you should use Tor Browser without any significant customization other than changing the security level to “Safer” or “Safest”, and other point-and-click menu options that the Tor Browser developers allow to you.  No add-ons, and no about:config twiddling—unless you have studied fingerprinting issues, and you know how not to shoot yourself in the foot.  Yes, it is an awful browser; but it is the only free, easy, widely-available way (mostly?) to avoid the aforestated problem.  It is also generally the most fingerprint-resistant of all freely available browsers—which is why it unavoidably breaks many websites which depend on features that can be abused to fingerprint you.

    Blame the broken websites for that—don’t blame Tor Browser for disabling or degrading the functionality of webdesign stuff that is anti-privacy by design.  For example, within the past ten or eleven days, Bitchute suddenly started using canvas reads to “upload” thumbnail images.  In my opinion, anyone who allows reading of canvas data is insane—it is the first feature that you should disable or purposely break, no matter what browser you use.  So, I cannot upload non-broken thumbnail images.  Of course, in its default settings, Tor Browser totally trashes reads of canvas data—no matter what you do, don’t change that!

    In my earlier intended response to you in October, I guessed that you were using non-Tor Browser.  Because Cloudflare can tell.  That is why you get captchaed, and my Tor testing shows no captchas at The Unz Review.  Cloudflare is allowing Tor Browser with no captchas on Tor exit IPs, but not allowing you.  They can only do that, if you stand out from the crowd in which you are trying to hide!  You want to be indistinguishable from millions of other Tor users around the world.  It is one of the biggest advantages of Tor:  A huge anonymity set, as long as you don’t distinguish yourself as “the only Tor user who does X”.

    N.b. that if you use Tor Browser with your own Tor daemon, you need to disable TB’s built-in Tor so you can avoid “Tor-over-Tor”.  Besides being ridiculously slow, “Tor-over-Tor” makes you susceptible to deanonymization attacks.  Yet another subject to cover…

    On November 6, I began to write a very long, off-topic reply to you here.  Then, I repurposed it into a blog article.  Then, I got sidetracked into a photo-essay, which was supposed to be posted on the significant date of 9. November, in response to Dr. Robert Morgan’s question in late October about why I admire the German National Socialists.  Sorry for being so slow—this is just a brief note, for the sake of your and others’ safety.  Discussion to be continued on my blog, not in this bug-report thread—“It’s Done When It’s Done”.

    Speaking of worthwhile topics, the concept ‘probability’ bothers me for years now.

    Thanks.  Awaiting needed graphics, a blog article about my random god, the son of Tyche, has been languishing in my drafts since late September.  To expiate my sins, which would make punctual Prussian types blanch with horror, I should run `dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/null` for awhile to burn a bunch of uniformly distributed 1s and 0s as a holocaust offering.  The subject is, of course, cryptography, which would be impossible without probability. ®

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  202. Nancy says:
    @Ron Unz

    Thanks a bunch, …. er, Ron. Pardon the familiarity, but you are unique in my (long) experience. BTW, it popped up as ‘usual’ for me this morning. (I had tried to check out ‘Settings’ but didn’t see it open… probably the Chrome Curse.. it affects a significant number of ‘rest of the world’ PC operations.)

  203. @Ron Unz

    Ro, still keeping at you to use the skills of your scientific and maybe mathematical background to possibly make your biggest and most valuable heretical impact by having a good look at AGW. While I have read dismissive claims that variations in solar activity have been ruled out of the picture as significant causes of current climate change I suspect that Svensmark et al weren’t far off the mark and another point I see little mention of as the nations gather in piety in Glasgow is the logarithmic/inverse exponential relationship of CO2 in the atmosphere with radiative forcing. Anyway, I decided to do my own check on Cap Allon’s Electroverse.net assertions of fact and came across this

    https://www.9news.com.au/national/melbourne-endures-its-coldest-four-day-stint-for-mid-november-in-167-years-while-canberra-endures-coldest-spell-in-99-days/164d13fa-ded6-4ab2-9508-c66466dc5ed6

    and (more general)

    https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/multi-state-extreme-weather-event-bearing-down-on-australias-south-and-east/news-story/2dc97079c7cc484e81b0ee48f4f53f51

    and, fwiw,

    http://www.meteorology.com.au/local-climate-history/vic/melbourne

    On the other hand there are alarming warnings about multiple tipping points. .n

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  204. @Ron Unz

    I forgot to mention that Polar Vortexes (?Vortives) are a subject worthy of your scientific intellect. Another cold Melbourne day prompted me to Google “polar vortex Australia” and you would find it a good start. Why do the jetstreams lapse into polar Vortices?

  205. Ron Unz says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    still keeping at you to use the skills of your scientific and maybe mathematical background to possibly make your biggest and most valuable heretical impact by having a good look at AGW.

    I’m just as skeptical about Global Warming as I was when I published my short column about a decade ago:

    https://www.unz.com/runz/two-cheers-for-heresy-on-global-warming/

    But it’s a very complex subject that would take an enormous amount of time to hope to get right, and huge numbers of people have already devoted decades to the issue. Plus I don’t have the slightest interest in the topic.

    However, I did go ahead and order the Markson book on Covid, partly because the high-profile Ridley/Chan book had just come out. So I’ll be reading that material when it arrives and probably writing something.

    Unlike Global Warming, I’ve developed quite a lot of expertise in those Covid issues, and I think I’m just about the only person in the world pointing to the obvious evidence of deliberate American origins.

    • Thanks: Wizard of Oz
  206. Yes, but. I reread your 2012 American Conservative article (as well as a number of comments giving you a serious minded ticking off over your stance) and see that I had used it a year ago to suggest that you give AGW your attention.

    My two major points:

    1. The subject, and getting the responses and policies tight is as important as anything else you focus on, even including biowarfare

    2. You only need to employ some smart people at Stanford or nearby to focus on specific topics right down to a snappy “who says Climate Gate has been debunked as a scandal?”. “97% of Who think What?” and “How many IPCC Climate models actually contradict each other?” etc. etc

    As I said a year ago

    Ron,it is time for you to get together some young mathematicians/modelers/physicists at very low cost apart from your time in steering them so they will examine the dozens of climate models the IPCC has paid attention to and assess their validity I terms of method and range of relevant facts accounted for .

    Any models which don’t account for great past changes, at least in the Holocene, such as the drying out of the Sahara and the collapse of kingdoms and civilisations, need to be specially targeted for questioning. Ditto all other gross oversimplification and dodgy guesswork in approximations. All assumptions should be spelled out and evaluated, at least if the model in question is an outlier. And please try to let us know why the IPCC takes note of so many models with very different predictions, some already proven wrong

    .

    Why not show your would be cancelled that you are making objective contributions on a subject they regard as “the great moral challenge of our age” [said in various forms by any number of the great and good].

    Besides, I would like to know why I am still being almost frozen in Melbourne on the threshold of summer,! No, not really, that’s third order at best. I want you see high grade intellect applied like a laser on some parts of the dogma

    • Replies: @orchardist
  207. @Ron Unz

    PS Why not send Sharri Markson a friendly email once you have read and reviewed her book (and perhaps seen the Sky News video) in which you say.

    “I have reviewed your book in Unz Review which, despite the best cancelling efforts – largely by our fellow Jews I suspect – has an impressive readership by contemporary Alternative Media standards [*footnote supporting stats*]. Don’t be put off by the cranky anti-Semites on many threads or the fact that you will find me having a very Jewish stoish with fellow Jews and Zionists. I would welcome an article in response to my review. Warning 😎 My webzine’s threads are an almost total free speech zone except when I, for example, tell anti’vaxx obsessives to pass off to a different thread.” ”

    • LOL: schnellandine
  208. @Ron Unz

    And, just while I have your attention. I wonder if you have done as much as you could to sort out wooly minds on the significant question of how likely Covid infections are likely to be passed on by the vaccinated and those who have had the disease. My young relation who is just about to graduate from Columbia was twice jabbed with Moderna vax but caught the bug in September with very little consequence except quarantine – which, of course, implies that she could be a danger to others. (She is now going to put off having a booster while she still has some natural immunity).

    I wonder how different the present bug is in how it can allow herd immunity or otherwise inhibit transmissability compared with others like flu, and all the standard childhood ones. Rubella is I suppose one of the important ones because of the effect on foetuses…. Cervical cancer Vax….???

  209. @Raches

    I may have written with inadequate precision, for brevity’s sake. I meant only that I wasn’t using a Tor-brand browser. Haven’t tested, but I think my browser settings are common enough re fingerprinting. My main reason for using Tor is… probably voided by disclosure of the reason. Can say though that it’s not really to insulate me, as I’m almost uncancelable. And since the beginning of my internet use I’ve basically assumed nothing’s private, no matter how strongly I feel it should be otherwise. I like that you geek Tor, but I’m not yet concerned with it as perhaps dissidents will need to be next year or whenever.

  210. @Wizard of Oz

    The “UFO-thing” may be the MOST important topic for conversation we can have at this time.

  211. Are you serious? What version of it could be important?

    • Replies: @orchardist
  212. re Aggregated Newslinks
    I prefer the ignore list ignored for newslinks, whether by global option or clicking individually ‘show link’ or similar. At least 2 commenters I ignore post links I want to see, and a link I don’t want to see is usually less hassle to scroll by than a long comment. Was surprised it was enabled at all for newslinks, so figured it must be more hassle to get rid of than to leave.

    • Replies: @A123
  213. A123 says: • Website
    @schnellandine

    The ‘Blocked Commenters’ feature was specifically added to Newslinks. Those of us who block pro-violence racists have no interest in seeing their hate links.

    The ideal solution would be a “Show Newslink” button similar to “Show Comment”. However, as Mr. Unz has pointed out, the code here is quite complex and such a feature may be MUCH harder than it sounds.

    #LetsGoBrandon 😇

  214. @Wizard of Oz

    the ‘Entirety’ of it, of course

  215. @orchardist

    You mean that there are so many different, sometimes very difficult to reconcile, versions of UFO stories that they should all be evaluated because at least one version of what gives rise to UFO reports is extremely important to national or human welfare?

    But which Berlin could be that important?

    Extra terrestrials? Nah.

    Foreign power? Doing what?

    Domestic controllers of trillions? Doing what?

    You might say that “doing what” is precisely what you want to know. But why, on the evidence so far, is there anything to get worried about?

    • Replies: @orchardist
  216. @orchardist

    A friend has just texted me Tweet which led to this

    https://7news.com.au/spotlight/7news-spotlight-secrets-of-the-ufos-australian-military-witnesses-to-ufos-speak-out-c-4617702?utm_campaign=share-icons&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&tid=1637454189170

    Actually the text referred to UAF and I am so far behind that I haven’t even discovered what that stands for.
    Ti
    If UFOs are being given official attention right now does it not occur to you that it might be no more than cynical distraction from problems the PTB think important e.g. political survival?

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  217. @Wizard of Oz

    What do you suppose ‘tid=1637454189170’, from that link with the UTM parameters, refers to?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  218. @Wizard of Oz

    maybe you should start with the Drake Equation

    then read some Richard M. Dolan

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  219. @schnellandine

    I didn’t notice it. Have you any suggestions?

    • Replies: @schnellandine
  220. @orchardist

    Give me a reason for raising it in my list of priorities from a “Well maybe sometime” position.

  221. @Wizard of Oz

    The fuzzy suggestion would be that ‘tid’ stands for Twitter ID, a tweet. But the email bit, not knowing more, would have me concerned that it could key 1:1 with an email address stored on their side. Or a session with an IP address.

  222. Looks like this page is format-crazed recently. In my browser the right column (articles, blogs) is now directly below the comments, and the apparent last comment doesn’t show properly.

  223. @Ron Unz

    Here’s a suggestion for cleansing UR of the more simpleminded repetitions of the Russiagate hoax stories which pollute the minds and words of commenters.

    I suggest setting up an easy one or two click link to

    https://amp-theatlantic-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/620815/

    [Maybe AI could provide the link automatically]

    I have little interest in the politics of it but a mild preference for truth on questions about the Deep State, and specifically the FBI ‘s corrupt diversion to expose Trump and his campaign. After James Comey did so much to destroy Clinton’s chances in the final days or weeks of the campaign it is hard to see how a case can be made for anti Trump misbehaviour by the FBI.

    That article was linked to me by a friend who remenered
    the key truth that the FBI had been put on to the Trump/Russia case by the completely reliable reporting of an indiscreet conversation by Alexander Downer, Australia’ High Commissioner in the UK and, formerly, longest serving Foreign Minister.

    As the article says before dealing with the part played by anti-anti Trump voices

    It was to silence that question that the outgoing Trump administration appointed a special counsel of its own to investigate its investigators. John Durham has now issued three indictments, all for lying to the FBI about various aspects of the Steele dossier. None of these indictments vindicate Trump’s claims in any way. It remains fact that Russian hackers and spies helped his campaign. It remains fact that the Trump campaign welcomed the help. It remains fact that Trump’s campaign chairman sought to share proprietary campaign information with a person whom the Senate report identified as a “Russian intelligence officer.” It remains fact that Trump hoped to score a huge payday in Russia even as he ran for president. It remains fact that Trump and those around him lied, and lied, and lied again about their connections to Russia.

  224. The posting of his most recent up in Newslinks led me to learn that Fred Reed – long silent, and now Archived here at Unz – is still cranking out tougholdnewspapermansoldier racebait for a more sympathetic audience at AmRen.

    Mr. Unz, can you tell us why he left your roster?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  225. Ron, HELP! I want to uncheck several subscriptions in my list of notification emails (subscriptions), but it appears grey and won’t uncheck. I really don’t need the reminder subscriptions because I read here every day anyway. But I exercised irrational exuberance at the beginning and checked too many. And they won’t uncheck.

    HELP!

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  226. Ron Unz says:
    @Jim Christian

    Ron, HELP! I want to uncheck several subscriptions in my list of notification emails (subscriptions), but it appears grey and won’t uncheck.

    It’s very easy, but handled differently.

    At the bottom of each Subscription Email, there’s a link entitled “Unsubscribe From This Mailing List.” Click on that link and you’ll be Unsubscribed from that particular mailing distribution list.

    • Thanks: Jim Christian
  227. Ron Unz says:
    @Greta Handel

    The posting of his most recent up in Newslinks led me to learn that Fred Reed – long silent, and now Archived here at Unz – is still cranking out tougholdnewspapermansoldier racebait for a more sympathetic audience at AmRen.

    Mr. Unz, can you tell us why he left your roster?

    Sure.

    A couple of months ago, Fred Reed published his “Poltergeist” column, which I ran as a main feature:

    https://www.unz.com/freed/i-say-it-was-poltergeists/

    The column went through and completely ridiculed nearly all the largest elements of my American Pravda series, including WWII, JFK, McCain/POWs, 9/11, Covid, and several others, work that had taken me years of effort to produce and was based upon reading and analyzing perhaps 200 books.

    By contrast, his ridicule was not based upon anything substantive, let alone involved any serious reading. It’s not even clear that he bothered reading the articles of mine that he was harshly attacking. Therefore I regarded it as an unprovoked 1,600 word personal insult directed against me, something that I did not appreciate.

    I had no problem publishing or featuring it on my website, but since one insult warrants another, I afterward sent him a private note providing my own very candid appraisal of the quality of his analysis.

    Although I’d still be willing to publish his columns, I haven’t heard anything from him since then, and it now appears he’s sending his columns elsewhere instead.

  228. As long as it’s come up, what about Gilad Atzmon?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  229. Ron Unz says:
    @Colin Wright

    As long as it’s come up, what about Gilad Atzmon?

    Sure, he just hasn’t written anything for several months, as you can see from his own blog.

    A month or two ago, I dropped him a note to check how he was doing. He said he was fine, but just hadn’t done any writing for quite a while, a longer break than he’d taken in many years. He just wasn’t sure that anything he wrote made a difference. Maybe he’d start writing again soon, or maybe he wouldn’t.

    He didn’t mention any particular factors, but he’d become a very strong anti-vaxxer over the last year, and was predicting a catastrophe in Israel because of the universal vaxxing. Perhaps when that didn’t happen, he decided to take some time off.

    • Thanks: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Antiwar7
  230. @Ron Unz

    Your roster’s still weighted heavily with Authors who pretty much stick (with varying degrees of subtlety/crudity) to reassuring whites that they’re better than blacks, but otherwise shy from questioning or play dumb about Establishment narratives.

    Derbyshire
    Kersey
    Mercer
    Sailer
    Taylor
    Weissberg

    Mr. Reed had also in recent years taken to recycling that last omnibus column you published, perhaps because it generated the most comments. He became a bylined troll, afraid to deal with commenters who refuted him.

    I don’t think you should feel compelled to let him back in to scrawl on the bathroom walls.

  231. @Ron Unz

    Fred is a bit of a sage, but having seen his act in DC for quite awhile in the eighties and early nineties with WashTimes (Evening Star was bought by the Moonies, ostensibly and the name changed) and others, not to mention his antics traveling around middle of the night with DEA, U.S. Marshals and DC Police, I’d say he has a hell of a nerve finding fault with your work. He thinks no one remembers or heard of him back then, but I did. If you were in DC circles that involved law enforcement or spooks, even at a distance, you knew they knew Fred, mostly as a pest who wasn’t to be trusted. Amazing who the handed press credentials to back then.

    He doesn’t like trading messages or comments with me. I tried.

    Meh, no great loss, really.

  232. Antiwar7 says:
    @Ron Unz

    And what’s become of the Saker? With NATO-Russian tensions high, one would assume he’d have something to say about it.

    Feel free to ignore, if all these questions are getting tedious.

    • Agree: Greta Handel
  233. Ron, once upon a time you requested that commenters refrain from gratuitous profanity. I was happy to see that.

    However, in the years since, foul language has become the norm rather than the exception around here, and the situation has deteriorated to the point where I’m seeing the n-word multiple times per visit.

    It doesn’t reflect well on us. I know that the practitioners of this “language” believe “they keepin it real” and they will pile on anyone who objects, teasing us for delicate sensitivities. But I’d rather think that we can aim higher around here.

    Since they’re obviously not going to stop, how about a simple automated routine which replaces the most offensive words with asterisks or some such? I’d like to think that we’re better than Reddit or Twitter.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  234. It would be interesting to hear Mr. Unz’s take on Omicron, given the DoD presence in Botswana and South Africa shortly before its outbreak.

    Psyop to push for more lockdowns and mandatory vaxxes?

  235. @HammerJack

    ‘However, in the years since, foul language has become the norm rather than the exception around here, and the situation has deteriorated to the point where I’m seeing the n-word multiple times per visit.’

    Under normal circumstances, I refrain from typing ‘nigger’ myself; it’s tacky, and I usually regret it when I do.

    However, I certainly object to people telling me I can’t.

    • Replies: @Truth
  236. Truth says:
    @Colin Wright

    Under normal circumstances, I refrain from typing ‘nigger’ myself; it’s tacky, and I usually regret it when I do.

    You must be full of regret, Old Sport.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  237. @Truth

    ‘You must be full of regret, Old Sport.’

    That remark is idiotic.

  238. Antiwar7 says:

    What are the “active commenter” rules for submitting Newslinks? I’ve left over 500 comments, and don’t want to post fluff just so that I could post the following newsworthy (in my opinion) link, which I’ve wanted to post for a few days:
    ====
    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/12/7/22822748/chinatown-shooting-23rd-wentworth-woom-sing-tse
    Chinese grandfather executed on Chicago street by young black man
    Another anti-Asian hate crime?
    ====
    Across the street from the elementary school where his daughter taught, about 12:30 PM.

  239. Meh 0910 says:

    Ron, my personal “handle” is showing up as Meh 0910 instead of my usual all-caps MEH 0910 for some unknown reason.

  240. Mr. Unz:

    Like, I presume, many other readers, I am availing myself of the audio files of your writing. One of the ways I am doing this is through the RSS feed. Or rather I would be using the RSS feed, except the RSS feed only gives the last few months of writing, while your work goes back to 1994, so the vast majority of your writing is missing from the RSS feed, which is the basis for popular podcast apps and other audio media.

    Is there a technical reason that the RSS feed is so short? That has not been my experience at other websites. If there is a constraint on the length of the RSS feed, perhaps there could be several RSS feeds, say, one for each year? Putting a URL in a podcast app is certainly much easier than laboriously downloading each audio file and then manually loading it to a media player, so more complete access to the Unz audio via RSS would be a boon for listeners.

    Thanks!

    —AM

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  241. Ron Unz says:
    @Almost Missouri

    Is there a technical reason that the RSS feed is so short? That has not been my experience at other websites.

    I don’t use RSS and I’m not sure about the limitations, but I just increased the current limit from 10 items to 100, which should greatly reduce your problem.

    Let me know if that helps. However, the change may take a little while to propagate across the Internet because of caching.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  242. SafeNow says:

    My comment history has always had the sequence of most recent at the top, and as you scroll down, they get older. Now, suddenly, it reversed; the oldest is at the top, and as you scroll down, they get more recent. I did not do anything to make this happen. I cannot figure out how to restore it.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  243. Ron Unz says:
    @SafeNow

    That’s an odd problem.

    On the right side of the drop-down bar at the top of your Commenter Archive there’s a button-link displaying Up/Down arrows. Clicking it reverses the chronological order of your archive comments by affixing an additional URL parameter. Maybe you clicked it by mistake, so click it again to switch back to the normal mode.

    • Thanks: SafeNow
    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  244. @Ron Unz

    Much better now, thanks. Feed goes back to 2001 or so.

    If it’s all the same to you, though, why not open up the spigot all the way? After all, it’s not like a few hundred ASCII characters take up a lot of storage/bandwidth.

  245. @Ron Unz

    I too have been getting comment histories in order from oldest lately. Worse, the double arrow button doesn’t do anything.

    Can you say what the additional URL parameter is so that we can add it manually?

    • Agree: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @SafeNow
  246. tyrone says:
    @Ron Unz

    Mr. Unz, My comment history has my user name and someone else’s comments.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @Truth
  247. Ron Unz says:
    @Almost Missouri

    I too have been getting comment histories in order from oldest lately. Worse, the double arrow button doesn’t do anything.

    Can you say what the additional URL parameter is so that we can add it manually?

    That’s very strange. I checked your Commenter Archive and it looked fine.

    To force your comments to display in normal, descending order just add “&CommentOrder=ASC” to your Commenter Archive URL.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  248. Ron Unz says:
    @tyrone

    Mr. Unz, My comment history has my user name and someone else’s comments.

    I checked your Commenter Archive and everything looked fine. Maybe try refreshing the page or waiting a day for Internet latency or something.

    • Thanks: tyrone
  249. @Ron Unz

    That’s very strange.

    Agreed. Not just my own; looking at others’ too. Even stranger, it will happen for while in spite of reloads, Ctrl-F5, etc. and then later it will be back to normal without any special effort on my part, double arrow button working again. The cycle seems to be an hour or two.

    Thanks for the URL parameter. I will try it next time.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  250. SafeNow says:
    @Almost Missouri

    For me, the double-arrow button does indeed do its job. After Ron Unz told me about it, I tested it, and it works.

    But prior to my playing with the button to test it, the problem had already fixed itself spontaneously. This was a few days ago. A few weeks ago, the problem had occurred. By the next day, it fixed itself spontaneously. So I did not report it.

    A very smart computer guy about 10 years ago was unable to discern why a bug in my Mac computer was occurring. He suggested a workaround. As to the reason why the bug was occurring, he said: “There are Gremlins in computers.”

  251. David says:

    There is someone other than I posting under my handle. Not a huge deal, but I wish he couldn’t.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  252. Ron Unz says:
    @David

    There is someone other than I posting under my handle. Not a huge deal, but I wish he couldn’t.

    Fixed. Normally, the system should prevent something like that, so I’m not sure how it happened.

    • Thanks: David
  253. Ron Unz says:
    @Almost Missouri

    It seems to be happening to other users recently too.

    I looked through the code and possibly may have found and fixed the problem. Since there’s a lot of caching, the fix may take a little while to propagate through the system, but let me know if you’re still encountering the problem by tomorrow.

  254. Truth says:
    @tyrone

    Mr. Unz, my comment history has my user name and a canon with the intellectual depth and breadth, literary-elecution, and deduction skills of Marcus Aurelius.

    I just double-checked and even went back a few years to confirm that my original suspicions were correct.

    • LOL: tyrone
  255. @Ron Unz

    Thanks. I’ll let the others know too.

  256. @Ron Unz

    No further problems noticed on this front.

    Thanks.

  257. Maybe this is a problem I’m having with Apple rather than with Unz, but the prospect of dealing with computerized idiocy at Apple is just too dispiriting, so I’ll post it here.

    So Apple recently foxed me into agreeing to an update to the perfectly satisfactory programming on my iPad Pro. Thereafter, when I attempted to select text from a response at Unz to respond to, the whole column often got selected. Not always, but sometimes. It seems to happen when there are more than a few responses already posted.

    Sometimes there is a work-around. I can filter for only the respondent’s posts, find the one I wish to quote, quote it, and then post. However, that’s a pain, and it doesn’t work if — say — I want to delete my own post before five minutes are up by selecting all the text and then cutting it.

    Otherwise, it’s interesting, as, on the one hand, this only started happening after Apple ‘improved’ things, but on the other hand, it only happens here, at Unz. Is it Apple, or is it Ron?

    • Replies: @Truth
  258. Truth says:
    @Colin Wright

    Stop lying Collie, the source of your problems is that you still use the Vic-20 your Uncle Ned bought you in 1982, and when you are not on this site you are playing Pong.

  259. A123 says: • Website

    Mr Unz,

    Have you considered supporting SVG graphics embeds? Or, is there a technical snag that makes this undesirable or unworkable?

    I was attempting to share a useful graphic that showed U.S. export LNG quantities and total capacity:

    Sadly, the chart did not appear as an image. The underlying article is here:

    https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=48876

    🎄 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄

    [MORE]

    U.S. LNG loading is almost exclusively (∆) an Atlantic & Gulf Coast operation: (1)

    Apparently UR does not embed the SVG graphics format, so you need to click this link:

    U.S. LNG exports increased in the first half of this year as international natural gas and LNG spot prices increased in Asia and Europe due to cold weather. Rising global LNG demand once COVID-19 restrictions began to ease, as well as continuous unplanned outages at LNG export facilities in several countries (including Australia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Algeria, Norway, and Trinidad and Tobago), also contributed to increased U.S. LNG exports.

    In Asia, colder-than-normal winter temperatures led to increased demand for spot LNG imports. Natural gas demand in the spring continued to rise amid low post-winter inventories, which contributed to unseasonably high natural gas prices. The high prices prompted a higher demand for more flexible LNG supplies, particularly from the United States.

    I do not know the size of the Australia outage.

    PEACE 😇
    __________

    (1) https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=48876

    (∆) There is a facility in Alaska not shown. It us quite small and may be 100% committed to U.S. owned Pacific islands, and us thus not ‘export’.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  260. Ron Unz says:
    @A123

    Have you considered supporting SVG graphics embeds? Or, is there a technical snag that makes this undesirable or unworkable?

    It’s done. I’d just never added it to the list.

    • Replies: @A123
  261. A123 says: • Website
    @Ron Unz

    Have you considered supporting SVG graphics embeds? Or, is there a technical snag that makes this undesirable or unworkable?

    It’s done. I’d just never added it to the list.

    Looks good. Many Thanks.

    🎄 MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄

  262. SafeNow says:

    Today my comment history spontaneously flipped into the sequence of oldest at the top. I tried to reverse it using the button with the up-and-down arrows. Last time, this worked. Today, it did not.

    I am on a newest-model iPad mini, in case that makes a difference. I have not downloaded any new Apple software or any apps. I tried a hard shutdown, which is what I do when something is misbehaving, but that did not fix the problem. Thank you.

    • Replies: @SafeNow
  263. SafeNow says:
    @SafeNow

    Here it is, 2 hours later, I checked the situation, and it is fixed, Maybe the arrows button does not always work instantaneously. A few weeks ago it worked instantaneously, but perhaps it does not always work instantaneously. Or perhaps pushing the arrows button about two hours ago had nothing to do with it; rather, it’s just a matter of “Gremlins live inside computers,” as a tech guy once told me.

  264. Mr. Unz:

    Please inform the person who composes your computer graphics that the lead graphic for the Andrew Anglin article of 12/23/2021, “Putin Denounces NATO for Lying About Expansion…”, which seems intended to include the flags of all NATO member states, leaves out Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

    Thank you.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  265. I am writing to inform that my comment history is also now appearing in reverse order. The double arrow does not work.

    Thanks,
    I.D.

    • Replies: @Truth
    , @Intelligent Dasein
  266. Truth says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    I am writing to inform that my comment history is also now appearing in reverse order.

    Oh, the intelligent ones are coming up first?

    HAHAHAHA! Just messin’ witcha Telly. You’re still my Boy!

  267. @Intelligent Dasein

    I don’t mean to be a pain, but I’m still having the same problem with my comments. The fix that was applied affected only my work computer, not my home computer or my phone.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @Ron Unz
  268. Dumbo says:

    Is everything all right with Mr. Shamir? He hasn’t published in several months. I hope he’s OK.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  269. Ron Unz says:
    @Dumbo

    Is everything all right with Mr. Shamir? He hasn’t published in several months. I hope he’s OK.

    I’d been reluctant to say anything, but Israel Shamir has been seriously ill for the last couple of months. However, he’s recently been doing much better, and let’s all wish him a speedy recovery.

    • Agree: Antiwar7, Yevardian
    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
    • Replies: @Dumbo
  270. Dumbo says:
    @Ron Unz

    Oh. I was afraid of something like that. I’m glad to hear he’s doing better.
    Hopefully we’ll hear from him around here again.
    Thanks! Happy New Year!

  271. @Eustace Tilley (not)

    And while on the subject of possible pro Putin bias on UR, if that is what it is, please refer to my link on Open Thread 5 to the article showing that Gorbachev gives the lie to the Putin version of NATO expansion. Whatever can be said about the US missed opportunities wrt Russia Putin now seems to be recklessly aiming for an empire which incorporates Kievan Rus.

    • Replies: @Eustace Tilley (not)
  272. Ron Unz says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    I don’t mean to be a pain, but I’m still having the same problem with my comments. The fix that was applied affected only my work computer, not my home computer or my phone.

    Okay, I’ve made another effort to fix the problem, so let’s see if it finally goes away in the next day or so.

    Unfortunately, I wrote that part of the code several years ago, and it’s a little difficult for me to figure out why the problem has suddenly now appeared.

    • Thanks: Intelligent Dasein
  273. Anonymous[410] • Disclaimer says:

    I wish we got Tony Hall onto the columnist roster here.
    On the other hand, I have another kind of wish as pertains Jung-Freud and, more so, Raches.

  274. @Wizard of Oz

    Disclaimer: My comment on the computer-generated graphic had nothing whatsoever to do with “possible pro Putin bias on UR…” I cannot fathom how that was read into my comment.

    It had to do with the general level of geopolitical knowledge of the person(s) who do the graphics for UR, as well as the graphics QC at UR (if it exists), and whether or not (if it exists) it is sufficiently robust. This is a profoundly trivial matter, but I thought it just barely cleared the bar of being worthy of Mr. Unz’s attention.

    Since Mr. Unz has not replied, I infer that it does not clear the bar!

    Thank you.

    • Replies: @WIzard of Oz
  275. Cascadian says:

    Will publication year 1925 (and now 1926, if it’s going by standard copyright) be made accessible to the Periodical archive? Thank you for hosting the unique content it contains.

  276. Ron Unz says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    I don’t mean to be a pain, but I’m still having the same problem with my comments. The fix that was applied affected only my work computer, not my home computer or my phone.

    Actually, I think I noticed one element of the problem, which may now finally have been fixed. Let me know if you’re still getting it in another day or two.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  277. @Ron Unz

    More on UR’s pro Putin/Russia bias. It seems clear that Pepe Escobar is a shill for Russia for no particularly noble reasons. And none of Karlin, Shamir or The Saker correct the bias that seems to be founded in your not knowing or caring much about Ukraine except to allow yourself to believe anything negatively connected to neocons on the subject. My Ukrainian and Russian speaking Professor friend has drawn my attention to Putin’s distortion of the history of Rus as being part of the dishonest campaign run by Russians against Ukrainians and, this morning linked me to this outstanding article:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/an-article-by-the-defence-secretary-on-the-situation-in-ukraine

    At the same time I read that British shipments of anti tank weapons to Ukraine have had to be diverted round Germany because Germany has completely sold out to Russia and not only won’t sell arms to Ukraine but might prevent them getting there.

    Again…. I don’t care about Ukraine but I would be glad to see UR bias redressed.

  278. Wizard of Oz was selected as commenter name and that is the name of an existing, established commenter. However, the entered email did not match that of the existing commenter. To avoid confusion of identity, please provide one of the regular emails for that commenter or select a different commenter name

    That’s what I got on another thread where my regular email was used.

    So… what’s up?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  279. @Wizard of Oz

    It was on the “Hidden History” thread in reply to Carlton Meyer, and now I seem to have managed to post my comment, despite initially receiving the same error message, by using another email address!

    Could it have anything to do with my using two different browsers at the same time (I.e. both open on UR).

  280. A123 says: • Website

    Mr. Unz,

    Karlin’s Open Thread has gone over 1,000 posts and could use refresh. Thanks.

    PEACE 😇

  281. Hi Ron

    I am computer challenged, so please excuse:

    I find I cannot copy and post an image of a screenshot, or a table in a word processor into the reply box by means of copy and paste. A screenshot copy does not paste at all and a table pastes as a single vertical line of data, without table, though the rest (text) of the document transfers fine. Others seem to be able to paste screenshots. Tried with two computers.

    What am I doing wrong?
    Thanks

    • Replies: @A123
  282. A123 says: • Website

    Mr. Unz,

    Does the “\$” Dollar Sign symbol have special functionality in the News Link area? It may be text *between* two “\$” symbols “\$” that has unexpected outcomes.

    My recent post is oddly displayed, though still fully legible in News Links. It rendered as expected in my personal comment summary.

    PEACE 😇

    https://www.unz.com/external/newslink-placeholder/#comment-5144432

  283. A123 says: • Website
    @Dumb4asterisks

    You are not doing anything “wrong”. You are trying to access something that does not exist.

    There are all sorts of messy risks associated with hosting potentially copyrighted or otherwise illegal image files. Mr. Unz has made a prudent business decision to avoid this entire conundrum by not hosting images. The UR website only supports text & links for commenters.

    To share a screen shot as a commenter you must:

    — Upload it to a 3rd party service that hosts images.
    — Use the 3rd party URL link in your UR post.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @Dumb4asterisks
  284. @A123

    Thanks.

    Ron and some of us will never agree on the limitations on the use of reaction buttons – forcing a “reply” post just to thank you.

    Nor will we agree on the necessity of a technical user guide as suggested in my post #119 above, obviating the need for queries like the one you just answered.

    Best I can hope for is that Ron adds the comment numbers to the posts disclosed in “This commenter” and “This thread”, if feasible, which would have saved me having to hunt through the thread to find my comment number (#119) that I referred to above. Thanks in anticipation, Ron.

    • Replies: @A123
  285. A123 says: • Website
    @Dumb4asterisks

    Best I can hope for is that Ron adds the comment numbers to the posts disclosed in “This commenter” and “This thread”, if feasible, which would have saved me having to hunt through the thread to find my comment number (#119) that I referred to above

    The left hand numbers are not hard linked to specific comments. If an item is inserted or deleted early in the sequence, everything gets a new left hand number.

    Each post does have a unique ID. You can find it, and jump directly to that comment in article replies, by clicking on the grey date line associated with the post. For your case #119.

    September 6, 2021 at 3:56 pm GMT • 4.8 months ago
    https://www.unz.com/announcement/bugs-suggestions-2/#comment-4887513

    Note: This technique does not work well with News Link items, only standard comments.
    ______

    Another technical note: You can resize the reply entry box. There is an incredibly small control in the lower right hand corner that is difficult to grab. However, it is there.

    PEACE 😇

  286. Thanks again.

    I want to point out that for me finding the link to the number of the post can only be done by finding the post under “Commenter’s comments”, i.e. all of my comments ever, and clicking on its grey date line. Using the “This thread” or “This commenter” searches within this thread itself only displays the posts without their numbers, if I click on their grey date lines.

    So, a technical user guide (see post #119) would read: “To find a post’s number, find the post under ‘Commenter’s comments’ and click the grey date line”. (No charge.)

    I grabbed that little “resize reply box” critter, first time! – due to expert guidance.

  287. Avery says:

    Auto-correct feature anomaly.

    The recently added auto-correct feature has some unintended, undesirable side-effects.
    I was answering to a poster, who posed a question about [dailystormer].

    https://www.unz.com/aanglin/us-baffled-as-china-confirms-total-support-for-russia/#comment-5160684

    I was typing that [stormer-daily.rw] was changed to [stormer-daily.rw] for some reason. Your autocorrect changed [.”su”] in the text to [.”name”], which sort of mangled my explanation.

    It is quite impressive that the software was aware that [stormer.su] was recently changed to [stormer.name], but it changed the meaning of my sentence.
    Regards.

  288. A123 says:

    Mr. Unz,

    Karlin’s open thread is approaching 1,100 comments. The performance is quite poor.

    A new OT would he greatly appreciated.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @A123
  289. A123 says:
    @A123

    Mr. Unz,

    We appreciate the new OT.

    PEACE 😇

  290. A suggestion.

    Consider spending 2 hours of your time watching the video :

    If you were to do this, it is my estimation given your technical background, that you would then know what you should do with this information considering the web site and audience you already have.

  291. A123 says:

    Mr. Unz,

    Karlin’s current Open Thread is becoming unstable

    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/open-thread-174/

    As an immediate workaround would you please consider starting a new OT?
    _______

    For longer term resolution, it appears that unpacking embedded Twitter links is a key problem. The page appears to “jerk/dance” multiple times when focus is on recent comments. Presumably, this is a result of short comments becoming tall higher up on the page.

    Do tweets have a defined height attribute that could be used for reserving space? If so, this seems like the straightforward path towards improved stability.

    PEACE 😇

  292. Ever thought of packaging your excellent commenting software for sale to other sites? Carefully selected of course.

    It really is the best, by a long way, of any I’ve seen on the Web.

  293. Pixo says:

    Ron,

    Suggestion: label articles that are mostly just a link to a podcast or YouTube differently. Like “podcast:” in the title or a little microphone icon.

    It’s a minor annoyance when you see an interesting headline and get a podcast link, but it happens with increasing frequency. Like maybe most of your readers, I have zero interest in them. You even said you’re not into videos, just text. You aren’t alone.

    2nd suggestion is to deemphasize the old archived content that hasn’t updated in years. It is nice that you’re keeping jayman’s blog up permanently. But it would look less cluttered if there wasn’t a link to it on every sidebar.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  294. Ron Unz says:
    @Pixo

    Suggestion: label articles that are mostly just a link to a podcast or YouTube differently. Like “podcast:” in the title or a little microphone icon.

    That’s a fair complaint, but probably 99.5% of the featured articles don’t fall into that category, so it’s hardly a burden for you to just click away from the rare exception.

    And I probably should set up a second-tier archiving category, with those columnists being removed from the standard sidebar to minimize the clutter.

  295. I suggest the policy preventing “non-recently active commenters” (which includes Anon and Anonymous by the way) from submitting newslinks be discarded — also since submission are subject to review anyway.

  296. @Ron Unz

    I don’t think 99.5% is exact. However, I too would like if it was possible to recognize such articles before opening their page and having to click away.
    Moving them into a reserved section would be an option, what the commenter suggested another one.

  297. A123 says:

    Mr. Unz,

    The post Karlin Open Thread #176 is technologically struggling and could use #177

    AK’s preface in #176 indicates that he is OK with this:

    I don’t mind that so long as demand exists (as it clearly does).

    Many Thanks

    PEACE 😇

  298. Anon[393] • Disclaimer says:

    Just a “thank you” for keeping this place going. I am delighted and amazed by some of the offerings, even if I don’t have as much time as I might like to read and appreciate them.

    It’s times like this that make one understand and appreciate a site like Unz (where one can speak one’s mind) vs. the more typical Internet 2.0 site where lockstep obedience and conformity are the order of the day.

    I am particularly grateful that you allow anons to post. I understand that some posters will abuse the privilege (i.e. people will be people), but I would like to think that most anons realise what a precious thing you have here and behave accordingly.

  299. @Ron Unz

    I’m sure he’ll pass the good word back to Tel Aviv.

  300. jsm says:

    Hey, Ron,

    James Edwards (of The Political Cesspool radio show on Liberty Network) just got his book, Racism Schmacism, banned by Amazon. Consider offering for sale here? An email I received:

    Dear TPC Family,

    [MORE]

    I was very recently informed by Amazon that my book has been permanently banned. Since its release in 2010, Racism Schmacism has served as an effective tool for thousands of readers searching for the key to unlock the socio-political nuclear bomb that is the “R” word. Evergreen in terms of its message, the book still received interest from new readers even more than a decade after its initial publication.

    And now this.

    Hello,

    We are terminating your account effective immediately.

    As part of the termination process:

    • We will close your account

    • You’ll no longer have access to your accounts. This includes, editing your title, viewing your reports and accessing any other information within your account

    • Your published title will be removed from sale on Amazon

    Additionally, as per our Terms and Conditions, you aren’t allowed to open any new accounts.

    Thankfully, I enjoy the struggle of difficult challenges. It keeps me sharp and on the edge, where I need to be. One cannot present himself as a leader unless he has first walked through fire. The heat will either melt or temper a man. The results of such testing will answer whether or not he is worthy of your trust and support. It has been in this furnace where I have thrived. With great pride, I look back on the 18 years during which my work has been attacked by the hundreds of newspapers, magazines and television programs (and even Congress) that have trained their guns on us.

    As you know, I am no stranger to censorship. Longtime fans of this radio program know that whatever recent hardships dissident leaders have endured were first experienced here. TPC was banned by Paypal all the way back in 2006, which was years before it became commonplace. We were banned from Facebook in 2007. In 2008, a TPC-sponsored conference became the first to have a legally binding contact be arbitrarily cancelled by a hotel. More recently, of course, we have been universally blacklisted from receiving online donations.

    I suspect that their intentions are to be demoralizing but such adversity can also breed greatness. It serves to inspire me to redouble my efforts. With that in mind, I believe that the only appropriate response to the attempt of a multi-billion dollar transnational corporation to ban my book is to write another one. They want to prevent customers from buying a book that is now 12-years old? That’s fine. I’ll write a sequel and reach thousands more. This is how I’m wired. My default position is always to counterpunch.

    If you’re going to come after me, you’d better kill me. Otherwise, I’m just going to get right back up and fight back harder, smarter and with even greater zeal. It’s the only way I know how. Frankly, supporters have been asking me to write another book for years but my plate has always been overflowing. Juggling the duties and responsibilities of a growing family with the kind of hours it takes to run TPC already requires a Herculean effort. Perhaps I lacked the proper motivation to take on yet another an additional task. Amazon has cured that.

    TPC’s first quarter fundraising drive begins today (March 1) and we need your support. We are constantly attacked because of our effectiveness. Make no mistake about that. The fact that TPC is by far the longest-running media entity that our movement has produced only makes the bullseye that much more prominent. Being able to cripple us would bring great delight to our enemies. I will always endeavor to fight for our cause but only you can determine whether or not we can carry on. With your continued support, we shall endure. Without it, we cannot.

    I would now ask you to consider making a contribution that will not only enable us to stay on the air, but that will also fund the aforementioned special project. A new book will supply us with an additional avenue to get the message out and reach an expanded audience.

    To stand with us and take advantage of this quarter’s special offer (see below), please send checks or money orders made payable to “The Political Cesspool” to the following address:

    The Political Cesspool Radio Program
    P.O. Box 34336
    Bartlett, TN 38184

    Nothing levels up happiness like giving to a worthy cause and precious few are more worthy than the one we share. I hope to hear from you soon.

    Together,

    James Edwards

    SPECIAL INCENTIVES: Those who donate \$100 or more (before March 31) will receive a copy of The Great Reset Resistance. This book is the second in the Deus Vult series and will equip you with essential tools and tactics. Filled with chapter upon chapter of expert advice on how to protect and defend your family, faith and nation from the coming storm, this is more than just a book, it is a survival guide!

    Those who donate \$200 or more (before March 31) will receive a hardback copy of The Great Reset Resistance. and the most recent edition of The Occidental Quarterly, edited by Dr. Kevin MacDonald and featuring articles by some of TPC’s favorite contributors.

    To take advantage of this offer and help keep us on the air, please mail a check or money order made payable to “The Political Cesspool” to the address listed above.

    Due to censorship and de-platforming, we can no longer process credit card contributions.

    The Political Cesspool
    P.O. Box 34336
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  301. A123 says: • Website

    Mr. Unz,

    I am not sure why others do not report it here, but multiple readers are now reporting sluggishness with post Karlin / Open Thread #177.

    Many Thanks

    PEACE 😇

  302. @Ron Unz

    I recall the demolition of Leo Frank apologists as one of UR’s best achievements. I have just noted this in passing

    The Story of Leo Frank, with Margret Krakauer | My Jewish Learning

    https://www.myjewishlearning.com/the-hub/the-story-of-leo-frank-with-margret-krakauer/

    The author is said to be a great niece.

    What about a review.

  303. Kali says:

    Dear Ron,

    Would it be possible to include a “cancel” option with the “thanks”/endorsement tag in the Newsfeed?

    I clicked it accidentally (due to a laggy phone) under a recent share by Realist which doesn’t reflect my opinion – The War On Humanity/Strategic Culture. (It started well, but lost me halfway through.)

    Thank you,
    Kali.

  304. Why do you condone Mr. Sailer’s “whimming” for hours — thus, effectively censoring — comments critical of his posts playing dumb and kissing up to Uncle Sam on Russia/Ukraine?

    It is not only cowardly, but unfair to readers who assume that this website facilitates free debate.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Zero Philosopher
  305. Anon[205] • Disclaimer says:
    @Greta Handel

    Well, it could be argued that a bigger issue is readers of this website still reading Sailer’s blog after his behaviour regarding the Ukraine events.
    One could be worried by that, rather than what he does with critical comments.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  306. @Anon

    See also, COVID.

    Or practically anything outside the boys only HBD tree fort.

  307. andrew anglin is a Harvey Weinstein defender; a mid-wit trump republican; A piece of garbage that denounced Charlottesville style demonstrations but yet promoted “stop the steal” and ultimately helped lead trumptards into a trap. he/she is a mental and physical midget. Such a jew shill should not be included on unz.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  308. @Ron,

    It seems that the counts and links that show up under a given article are not synchronized between the main feed under the blogger’s name and in the new section under the specific topic. For example, I just saw that under the new article section where Anglin’s latest is listed there was a count of 16 + 1 new (and a link) vs. only 15 under Anglin’s proper feed.

  309. A123 says: • Website

    Mr. Unz,

    The post-Karlin community Open Thread #181 has passed 850 posts and is beginning to perform slowly.

    Many Thanks

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @songbird
  310. Kali says:

    Dear Ron,

    I wonder if it would be possible to open comments on this article by Paul Craig Roberts – https://www.unz.com/proberts/why-the-west-hates-putin/ – as the points raises in it get right to the heart of the matter and raise some very interesting and important question.

    Please don’t allow any personal animosity between us influence your decision. Such an important topic, during such interesting times in our history, are surely worthy of open discussion.

    Thank you kindly,
    Kali.

  311. Ron, I was very happy to see a Whitney Webb piece here. She’s a remarkable new voice and I don’t think that I’ve read/listened to anything of hers that I regarded as a waste of my time. She is, alas all over the web on myriad sites and it’s difficult to get it all. She seems to be the perfect fit for the stated goals of this site, and is that rarest of beasts, a sane Lefty.
    Any danger of you persuading her to at least mirror her content here?

  312. When I access the Unz Review from Microsoft Edge (my usual browser), I am plagued with glacially slow performance, freezups, and the like. This only happens with Edge – Chrome seems to be fine – and only on Unz.

    Anyone else seeing this? Workarounds, other than using Chrome?

  313. Ron, how about a column/section which collects up very characteristically UR (and RU) observations under the heading “They would say that wouldn’t they?” aka The Mandy Rice-Davies File?

  314. songbird says:
    @A123

    I’m still plagued by the Reddit machine gun fire.

    This relates to a problem which I and at least two others have encountered with embeds of Reddit videos. They seem to automatically play, when you scroll past them, no matter the speed, and often to be caught in a loop, where the audio will play continuously, which is quite irritating, when it is war-themed clips of machine gun fire or explosions.

    The only workaround I know is to mute the tab, when it starts to play.

    Don’t know how practical it would be, but they are really so annoying (and I think make comment threads unstable) that I would suggest a radical solution. Like, maybe, banning them or automatically disabling them, anytime they appear above the [More] tag.

  315. Ron Unz says:

    This relates to a problem which I and at least two others have encountered with embeds of Reddit videos…Don’t know how practical it would be, but they are really so annoying (and I think make comment threads unstable) that I would suggest a radical solution. Like, maybe, banning them or automatically disabling them

    Sure, this isn’t an image-forum aimed at morons, and people have been complaining about all those stupid reddit video embeds, so I’ve gone ahead and automatically disabled them by modifying the URL. People interested can correct the URL if they want.

    • Thanks: songbird
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  316. @Greta Handel

    I’ve noticed this, too. My posts that are highly critical of him, especially my multi-paragraph posts where I go in long detail about why he is wrong, can take 24 hours or more to be approved. The ones that are more mild are approved in less than 6 hours – on average.

    It’s prety obvious that he is doing it deliberately, as many new comments appear in the meanwhile of the time that I make the post and come back to check hours latter. So he is online during that time and read my comments. But he doesn’t approve them. Then, the next day, when the thread I made the comment on is down at the bottom of the page and about to disappear, the comments suddenly appear but then it’s useless since no one will read them as fhey moved to the next topic.

    [MORE]

    This is a very disingenuous and cowardly thing that he does to maintain plausible deniability when it comes to his defense of free speech. He doesn’t want anyone to read the thoughtful and detailed posts that are critical of him, but he also wants to appear as someone who censors free speech just like those “Woke” liberals that he claims to oppose. So the “trick” that he uses to have his cake and eat is too is that he does publish those anti posts but only when the thread is about to disappear, so he doesn’t have to deal with any criticism and if he is called out for it he can just say: “See? I am serious about free speech. I don’t censor posts that are critical of me”. It’s very, very sneaky tactic.

    The other thing that is extremely annoying about Sailer is that when he does reply to multi-paragraph posts that are critical of him, he usually replies with a one-liner which he thinks is witty, with a very snarky and b-chy tone, trying to dismiss you as if all you said is balone by focusing on a tiny irrelevant detail in the argument laid out in your 10 paragraph post that on first view seems like a genuine criticism, but is just an irrelevant detail.

    Form instance, Sailer argued that Putin is done and that Russia lost since the Russians are losing tanks, etc, etc. So I replied to Sailer that all that Putin has to do is to bomb all the supply lines to Ukraine, to make them starve out of ammunition, fuel and food, and then siege Kiev and the other major cities. He rplied to me:

    “Too bad that to do that they would have to encircle Kiev, and they have not been able to do that.”

    So I pointed out to him, in another multi-paragraph post that, just because they haven’t been able to do that, that does not mean they can’t, since they have committed less than 5% of their forces to siege warfare, and that most Russian forces are actually in the south securing the Black Sea. His argument would have relevance if the Russians had made a supreme effort on the level of the Battle Of Kursk to achieve that goal, and failed. But since they didn’t, it can not only work but is in fact that the best strategy to win the war while preserving the most lives of both Russian soldiers and Ukranian civilians. The two alternatives, trying to take Russian cities with light infantry, would result in hundreds of thousands of Russian boys dying, and the second one, shelling all the major cities with heavy artillary, would kill perhaps over a million Ukranian civilians. I well-reasoned out argument.

    Do you know how long it took Sailer to approve the comment? Over 36 hours. Yep. The thread was dead when he approved it. Only 3 hours latter, it disappeared forever. That was a pretty STy thing for him to do especially since he was online looking at the thread at least 10 X during those 40 hours.

    His tendecy to reply to people in a rude manner, by replying with one-liners in a sarcastic tone, is pathetic. That is the attitude of a teenage girl and not that of a 60 year-old dad.

  317. A123 says: • Website

    Mr. Unz,

    The Post Karlin OT Is now over 900 posts and performance is beginning to deteriorate. A refresh would be appreciated.

    Many Thanks

    PEACE 😇

  318. A123 says: • Website

    I accidentally added an AGREE to my own comment at:

    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/open-thread-183-russia-ukraine/#comment-5260389

    It would make sense if the system blocked use of this feature on the author’s own posts.

    Thanks

    PEACE 😇

  319. @Ron Unz

    Ro I think it was through your choice of subjects for nearly 20 years that I became familiar either a number of interesting and incontestable facts about Nazi Germany and Jews in addition to learning that the British Labour Party had expelled lefty Ken Livingstone for telling the truth about the Havara agreement.

    Now a question has struck me. Given the reality that Hitler’s first preference was to get Jews to emigrate and that he acted consistently with that preference for several years why did the diaspora Jewish community (or was it just its leaders?) Come down so heavily and so quickly against the new Nazi government?

    Of course the initial move seems to have been to apply sanctions which may be thought of as one of the first great failures in applying sanctions. But what were the arguments used?

    “Look, from the Jewish point of view nothing good can be expected of Hitler and his crew, and the Nazis can’t be trusted. Our best hope is that the Depression continues to hit German harder and harder so the Nazis are tossed out or have to come cap in hand to the US for aid and relief. There’s no alternative. We must hit hard and without delay”?????

    If that was it, what might Keynes have advvised?

    It would be indeed interesting to read an extended account or, second best, for you just to give a summary account of – to focus attention – how the policies behind that famous Daily Express headline came about.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  320. @NOT Z Michael Jones

    Is Andrew Anglin Jewish? Observant? Mother only?

  321. Ron Unz says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Now a question has struck me. Given the reality that Hitler’s first preference was to get Jews to emigrate and that he acted consistently with that preference for several years why did the diaspora Jewish community (or was it just its leaders?) Come down so heavily and so quickly against the new Nazi government?

    You’re forgetting that most Jews in Europe and America, especially the wealthier and more influential ones, were strongly anti-Zionist back then. For example, the Sulzbergers who owned the NYT were among the leaders of the anti-Zionist movement. The Zionists were just a small but highly-motivated Jewish faction, maybe something like 5% of the total.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @A123
  322. @Ron Unz

    Thanks. I confess to overlooking it rather than forgetting though I have myself pointed out that

    Isaacs was Australia’s first Jewish High Court Justice, the first Jewish Chief Justice of Australia and also the first Jewish Governor-General of Australia, and in retirement became known for his strident anti-Zionism.

    However it is still very strange that the American Jewish community moved so vigorously and so promptly against the German government.

    I can’t open this but it would be where I might start following your surprisingly low figure of 5%

    [MORE]

    JOURNAL ARTICLE
    The Influence of American Zionism on the American Jewish Community, 1900–1950
    Evyatar Friesel
    American Jewish History
    Vol. 75, No. 2 (December 1985), pp. 130-148 (19 pages)
    Published By: The Johns Hopkins University Press
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/23883407

    I have been flitting through Google searches and confirmed that Brandeis and Frankfurter were both strong Zionists though American Zionist enthusiasm waned in the 20s but revived in the 30s. There is some useful information in the description of American Labor Zionism below. At least enough I hope to prompt an interest in just why American Jews were so quick off the mark to sanction Grrmany as soon as Hitler became Chancellor. After all there must have been some weird correspondence between organised Jewry in Germany and the US.

    Here is the piece about Labor Zionism

    The Emergence of American Zionism
    Rafael Medoff
    American Jewish History
    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Volume 86, Number 3, September 1998
    pp. 367-376
    10.1353/ajh.1998.0015
    Review
    View CitationRelated Content Related Content
    Additional Information
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:
    Reviewed by:
    Rafael Medoff
    The Emergence of American Zionism. By Mark A. Raider (New York and London: New York University Press, 1998), 296 pp. + xvii
    Minority factions in the American Jewish community have attracted increased scholarly attention in recent years. Studies of the non-Zionists [End Page 367] and anti-Zionists have shed important light on previously-neglected topics. 1 They are now joined by Mark Raider’s The Emergence of American Zionism, the first full-length scholarly study of Labor Zionism in the United States. 2

    The history of the U.S. Labor Zionists, or Poalei Zion, is a familiar, and in some ways quintessentially American, tale. Utilizing previously untapped archival sources, Raider describes how a handful of East European socialist-Zionist ideologues, transplanted to America’s shores by Czarist oppression, sought to import their version of Zionism to their new homeland. It was not an easy task. After decades of frustration in their efforts to win American Jews to their original, old-world socialist platform, the Laborites eventually recognized the need to Americanize, and began “discarding irrelevant and anachronistic doctrinal assumptions,” as Raider puts it. They “hoped to market a more palatable version” of socialist Zionism. By the time of the 1932 Poalei Zion convention, “any indication of the party’s militant Russian socialist inheritance” was “conspicuously absent” from the party’s literature. Yet even after casting aside the rhetoric of revolution and class struggle in favor of generalizations about independence and progress, the Labor Zionists struggled to emerge from the fringes of the American Zionist community. Even at the peak of American Zionism’s early popularity, in 1918—on the heels of the Balfour Declaration and the British conquest of Palestine—Poalei Zion’s national membership of 7,000 was minute compared to the Zionist Organization of America’s 149,000 and far less than the 18,000 of the Mizrachi religious Zionists.

    Seeking to establish for Poalei Zion a measure of popularity that the statistical evidence does not seem to bear out, Raider maintains that “Labor Zionism’s growing influence on the popular level can be discerned” from the history of the American regiments of the Jewish Legion, the Jewish military force that helped England capture Palestine from the Turks in World War I. Raider emphasizes that several prominent Labor Zionists played leading roles in organizing the Legion. Yet a [End Page 368] survey of the Legion’s ranks, cited by Rider, found only slightly more than one-third were Poalei Zion members. For Raider, the success of the Legion in attracting American volunteers “reflects Labor Zionism’s steady penetration of American Jewish life.” More likely it demonstrates merely that the dramatic events of 1917–1918 tugged at the hearts of a relative handful of idealistic young American Zionists, Laborites and non-Laborites alike.

    With the Zionist movement seemingly having accomplished its primary objectives, American Jewish interest in Zionism waned, and membership levels of all U.S. Zionist factions plummeted during the early 1920s. It would be worth examining whether those Zionist groups most closely associated with foreign ideologies, such as the socialist Zionists, suffered a greater decline as a result of the anti-foreigner “Red Scares” of that period. In any event, the Palestinian Arab pogroms of 1929 and the rise of Hitler in 1933 resulted in increased membership for all American Zionist organizations during the 1930s. The Labor Zionists, however, achieved only modest gains. Raider estimates that in the early 1930s, Poalei Zion and its women’s division, Pioneer Women, had a combined membership of only about 8,000, and the circulation of the Labor Zionist newspaper, Der Yiddisher Kemfer, was “never more than 6,000 before World War II.” A Labor affiliate, the Hehaluz Organization of America, established a number of farms where young Zionists received agricultural training that they subsequently put to good use on kibbutzim and other settlements in Palestine. But of Hehaluz’s 350 members at the end of 1933, only a minority were Labor Zionists; the largest single faction described themselves as “stam haluzim” (“simply pioneers”). Perhaps that should come as no surprise; after all, most American Zionists were “stam Zionists.” They were convinced…

  323. A123 says: • Website
    @Ron Unz

    You’re forgetting that most Jews in Europe and America, especially the wealthier and more influential ones, were strongly anti-Zionist back then. For example, the Sulzbergers who owned the NYT were among the leaders of the anti-Zionist movement. The Zionists were just a small but highly-motivated Jewish faction, maybe something like 5% of the total.

    Perhaps a slim 5% of the most Elite is Jews were “committed” anti-Zionist. Moguls like the Sulzbergers did not want their paying customer base leaving New York.

    The “enthusiastic” Zionists started as genuine Communist/Socialist. Their vision was developing Kibbutz (a.k.a.Communes) in Jewish Palestine. Hardly appealing in post WW II America that was facing off against the “Russian Reds”.

    The over whelming number of American Jews liked the general idea of Jews returning to the religious homeland of Judaism which is the land of Judea. However, simultaneously, they were not going to support the Red Communist “Original Zionists”. This led to an awkward proposition — Palestine as a Homeland for Jews, but not a Nation for the extreme Sickle & Crescent left to manipulate via the international Jewish faith & population.

    Jewish Palestine was on the path to a bucolic, almost Amish, innocuous weak state that would have been a global footnote. Then violent Muslim neighbors engaged in unprovoked attacks. Over decades, this unremitting, existential threat forced Jewish Palestine to consolidate as nation that could defend Jewish children in their indigenous religious homeland of Judea.

    The idea of a “Jewish Nation” is 180° opposed the the original “Communist Zionist” ideology. It is a much more recent development forced on Palestinian Jews as a necessity for survival.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @A123
  324. A123 says: • Website
    @A123

    Autocorrect strikes again, “Elite is Jews” was intended as “Elite U.S. Jews. The paragraph should read:

    Perhaps a slim 5% of the most Elite U.S. Jews were “committed” anti-Zionist. Moguls like the Sulzbergers did not want their paying customer base leaving New York.

    PEACE 😇

  325. Why has the More… button at the top right of the main page menu ceased to work?
    I used to be able to get to the page of my comments that allowed me to add to the list of those commentators I wish to ignore.

    • Replies: @A123
  326. HJP says:

    Mr. Unz and Associates,

    You have a magnificent periodicals archive that I have made extensive use of in the past. I’ve noticed what appears to be a glitch in that some periodicals only allow the reader to view one page of an article. For example, Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture no longer allows me to read a full article and instead advances me to the first page of the next article. Is this indeed a glitch or is it a result of a change in viewing policy? Do I need to subscribe to obtain full archive access? Thank you.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  327. Software error on page https://www.unz.com/pescobar/exclusive-russian-geoeconomics-tzar-sergey-glazyev-introduces-the-new-global-financial-system at comment 95.

    My comment is buried inside that comment somehow and has no comment number.

  328. A123 says: • Website

    Mr. Unz,

    The two previous post Karlin threads cleared 1,000 comments with minimal issues. However the current one, #184, has become slothful at less than 800. I am unsure as to why….

    Regardless of root cause, a new Open Thread would be helpful.

    Many Thanks

    PEACE 😇

  329. A123 says: • Website
    @Bill Jones

    Why has the More… button at the top right of the main page menu ceased to work?

    The MORE button has also stopped working for me.

    I used to be able to get to the page of my comments that allowed me to add to the list of those commentators I wish to ignore.

    In any comment section (with at least one response) use the black up arrow to jump to top of the Replies. A usable version of the “Commenters to Ignore” button is available before #1.

    PEACE 😇

  330. Mikel says:

    Mr Unz,

    I just posted a longish comment on Karlin’s 185 thread and, when I was saving an edit, it just vanished with a “this comment has been marked as spam” message. Could you please have a look?

    Thanks,
    Mikel

  331. Sort of a bug:  the Newslinks page allows one to do a “Thanks” twice.

    Suggestion:  Have a second Thanks undo the first.  If implementing that is too much trouble, have it do nothing.

  332. Ron Unz says:
    @HJP

    I’ve noticed what appears to be a glitch in that some periodicals only allow the reader to view one page of an article. For example, Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture no longer allows me to read a full article and instead advances me to the first page of the next article. Is this indeed a glitch or is it a result of a change in viewing policy?

    Nothing has changed and everything seems fine to me, so perhaps there’s a problem with your particular device or your browser.

  333. A123 says: • Website

    An italics formatting command is impacting the news links page.

    It appears to start with this item:

    t.me / IronForge • Foreign Policy1d
    Telegram//MoD_Russia: Briefing of NATO Provocative FalseFlag Operations Involving Nuclear/Biological/Chemical (N/B/C) Weapons. USA Are the ONLY Entity to Use ALL THREE TYPES of WMDs in Actual…

    PEACE 😇

  334. raga10 says:

    So here I was reading on , when instead of a page I was expecting I got this message:

    Error 1005
    Access Denied
    The owner of this website (unz.com) has banned the autonomous system number (ASN) your IP address is in (9009) from accessing this website.

    Huh? And also, can it be unblocked?

  335. raga10 says:

    I have tried to access from several addresses on my VPN network and they are all now blocked. I would’ve thought that unz of all places, would support, even encourage, the use of VPN!

  336. I have just had the slightly disconcerting experience of having my first effort at posting a Comment (using my default Chrome browser for UR) rejected with the advice that

    Wrong Post Type; Use Instead

    RETURN TO CORRECT ADMIN SECTION

    On clicking on the second line I was told to sign in with ID and password but failed and then was advised

    Unauthorized
    This server could not verify that you are authorized to access the document requested. Either you supplied the wrong credentials (e.g., bad password), or your browser doesn’t understand how to supply the credentials required.

    *** *** ***
    I then opened UR in my default Samsung browser and found that the Comment I had been told I couldn’t post in my Chrome browser had in fact already been posted. That didn’t stop me receiving the same error messages when I returned to Chrome. Is your software just warming up to do what you are too soft-hearted and polite to do?

    Here is the comment that I managed to place at the end of the Steve Sailer “LAPD etc.” article

    I was sent a link to a lament about what was happening to Russian Studies and in the course of trying to assess its provenance I came across a website I ad never heard of but clearly has some high profile well regarded authors even if one may not find much pro Putin stuff.

    https://www.factsandarts.com/current-affairs

    I should be interested in an informed critique of the site. In the meantime I am about to spend time on its many Ukraine war related articles. Sorry there’s no video to meet your new enthusiasm.

  337. Dear Mr. Unz,

    I remember reading that The Unz Review was banned from Facebook. I’m curious why despite that you still have your website connect to facebook.net. As the maintainer of this site you must be aware that doing so exposes your visitors to a platform that has taken a decisive stance in regards to this site.

    Could you please explain?

  338. A123 says: • Website

    @YellowfaceAnon is reporting issues with the current post-Karlin OT

    https://www.unz.com/akarlin/open-thread-186-russia-ukraine/#comment-5329430

    Many Thanks

    PEACE 😇

  339. @Ron Unz

    I’ve found no other place to post a suggestion about the need to update the fact and myth about the Khazarian origin of Ashkenazi Jews.

    I thought my bright question to a Rabbi friend about the oddity of Eastern European Jews speaking a German dialect if they had been Khazars was well answered by his saying, inter alia, that Jews were in the Rhineland before the Germans were. That would have been 30 years ago. Then I have read Greg Cochran opine that it was about 50% males of Levantine ancestry (or ME?) and 50% North Italian girls. Ever since I have been dismissively saying “look at the DNA studies.

    But now I have come across this

    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fgene.2017.00087/full

    and that is enough to make me ask you to bring your UR readers up to date. Any chance?

  340. Dear Mr. Unz,

    Thanks for your website. You are a genius since you write faster than i can read. You are also down to earth since you engage with your readers. This means actually you have a Christian spirit – a spirit of humility. And this is a gift from the Most High and many cannot get it by simply trying or wishing for it. Still we should all try.

    “The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.”
    “Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living.”
    ~ Albert Einstein

  341. @Ron Unz

    Ron, UR has had the makings of a great achievement. Sometimes it has even seemed like a great achievement consummated. But now you really need to apply editorial discipline because you have allowed your readers to be swamped with rubbish. Mind you anyone who follows nearly all the contributors is probably being kept from doing themselves or their families damage. I find it myself with only the eyesight and energy to deal with a few contributors’ out put even intermittently.

    But I see the Scott Ritter piece headed “Military expert…..”!!

    And Larry Romanoff , polite and seemingly reasonable, is bizarrely unaware of his ignorance on matters to do with the Fed and central banks generally….

    I have not much idea of the principle on which you collect up time-wasting junk but you should probably train a couple of editors.

  342. A123 says: • Website

    Post Karlin Thread #188 is now causing issues on mobile devices. A kick-off of #189 would be appreciated.

    I am highly suspicious that Twitter embeds are a strong contributing factor to the issue. They do not arrive with a defined, reserved height. And, otherwise inexplicable vertical slewing of screen contents preceeds the terminal mobile device “page error”.

    Many Thanks.

    PEACE 😇

  343. @Ron Unz

    More protection for UR.You are well aware of the malicious swarm of commenters seeking to damage your website’s credibility and influence.You will not wish to look back and see that your influence has been entirely cancelled though you tried hard and did your best for many years .

    AI would take too long to learn to deal with the problem. So you need the help of your of your relatively few careful and civil commenters or readers who might press a button for reports or complaints and be given a chance to elaborate, perhaps initially via one popup question which offers a choice of
    “malicious trolling to damage TUR” and “persistent flagrant indifference to factual truth”.

    I suggest that you could adapt your gold frames and gold stars by using gently flashing versions in other colours (soft enough vot to annoy) to point respectively to commenters who have, accordingly, been put on watch and those whose use of the new button has put THEM on watch as they pile on to try and counter the positive effects of UT,’s civil constructive commenters. They will/,would, wouldn’t they?

    For just one example of why you need this protection look at the comments of “David Wightman” whom I think stood out on the latest Scott Ritter thread.

  344. Miro23 says:

    The “Thanks” button on Newslinks doesn’t work in Chrome and Firefox on one machine but OK on another. Don’t know why.

  345. Anonymous accounts are largely regular accounts that don’t get email when their posts are replied to – right?

    Why not cancel Anonymous and offer regular accounts that don’t get email so that individual posters can get properly identified by some handle?

  346. @Ron Unz

    Yaris Varoufakis would make a good UR contributor. I have just listened to most of this

    Watch “Yanis Varoufakis: Is Capitalism Devouring Democracy?” on YouTube

    Amongst his criticism of capitalism I was particularly struck by his deploring, as I did, the GFC bail out of American banks instead of the typical mortgages. He cited the Swedish rescue of banks 30 years ago which took all the equity for the state and sold it back to the private sector. That reminds me to ask you to flesh out your criticisms of Obama – which, I gathered, didn’t include much disappointment. (He says Larry and Tim cost \$9 trillion as against Paulson (?) \$700 billion and said Obama had a chance to have support from everyone if he had acted promptly after election).

  347. A123 says: • Website

    Mr. Unz,

    The Newslinks page as a failed item from Ralph B. Seymour:

    youtube.com / Priss Factor • History — 1h
    BYGONE BLAST – LandumC Remembers 1950

    / Ralph B. Seymour — 1h

    southfront.org / Si1ver1ock • Ideology/Politics — 2h
    How the U.S. Government Is Controlled by Its Armaments Firms

    Also, the post-Karlin Community “Open Thread 189” is beginning to slow down.

    Many Thanks!

    PEACE 😇

  348. saggy says: • Website

    There is a bug in your comment processing. Normally, when I comment on an article that already has comments, after I submit my comment I get a response that’s either, paraphrasing, “Slow down, you’ve made too many comments already”, or, “your comment is awaiting moderation”, and the comment itself appears, not published, but just as I typed it, and editing is allowed for a few minutes. Then when it passes moderation, it appears as a published comment. However, when I comment on an article that has no comments, after I submit my comment it disappears, and there is no message to the effect that I’ve made too many comments already, or that the comment is awaiting moderation, it just disappears. Then, after a period of time, if it passes moderation it appears as a published comment.

  349. @Ron Unz

    Just as you term your acceptance of MSM and conventional history about many subjects naive I was once naive about regular opinion riders in the sense that it only dawned on me about 40 years ago that almost all regular opinion writers suffered from the compulsion to have and be seen to have striking readable opinions.

    I suspect that the consequence of your not yet or only recently discovering that is giving you concern about the vast array of empty suits you have attracted to UR and given space to while you have begun yo acknowledge to yourself your initial ignorance of almost everything needed to make factual – and moral – sense of Putin’s Ukraine war which he has now come clean about in a way which should embarrass most of your contributors if capable of embarrassment.

    I hope you will in future take more account of the op-ed contributors’ compulsion to be a know all.

    The first item sent to me about Putin’s openly declaring the imperialist fantasy behind his aggression was an extract that I have had to send by separate email for want of the necessary tech skill. I noted that it had “Nicht sicher” as if in qualification but my correspondent also sent me this

    Euan MacDonald (@Euan_MacDonald) tweeted at 6:15 pm on Fri, June 10, 2022:
    It was never about NATO, and always about Russian imperial revanchism. Strike anyone who previously peddled Kremlin propaganda about “NATO expansion” off your list of people to take seriously.
    (https://twitter.com/Euan_MacDonald/status/1535173886551138304?t=U9TTrqyAsmsNoL5d7low3w&s=03)

    If you can read,see and listen to the whole thread it seems to be conclusive that Putin must be defeated.

  350. @New Dealer

    There is an active commenter on this site who’s videos need to be a feature on Unz’s website. This commenter produces a series called Tales from the American Empire. It has the vibe that’s a mix of American Pravda and Philip Giraldi.

    Link to the commenter: https://www.unz.com/comments/all/?commenterfilter=Carlton+Meyer

    His website: http://www.g2mil.com/

    And his youtube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCvq3YadD2uIFb7cFLbTtmFw

    I think he could be a big hit on Unz

  351. CR says:

    I have read the Unz Review for a decade and I just want to say I appreciate all that you do to provide a platform for voices and ideas that the main stream media has shut out. There are many good bloggers on this site and thankfully you continue to add new ones.

    I am particularly impressed with the recent add of pieces written by Rolo Slavskiy and find him one of the best writers I’ve encountered here, in both style and content. The fact that he is based in Russia and writes in English makes him and his pieces unique and with the war in Ukraine I think more diverse views on Russia are needed.

    I hope to see more pieces from Slavskiy on Unz and from people like him, if you can find them.

    https://roloslavskiy.substack.com/

  352. Ron, I have not been receiving emailed notifications of replies to my comments on UR threads for some days at least. I do not find it very oppressive t to check whether anyone has replied but I could be somewhat more reliable in giving a reply or at least a knowledgment where good manners required it if I were to receive the previously usual email advice.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  353. Ron Unz says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    I have not been receiving emailed notifications of replies to my comments on UR threads for some days at least.

    Strange, things seem to be working fine, and I’m receiving those email replies. Maybe check your spam filter.

  354. @Ron Unz

    I don’t think filtering Spam has anything to do with it. Many years ago I suffered technical assistance from my Telstra main ISP that actually deleted a thousand Bigpond (Telstra) emails so I arranged for automatic backups of everything to Yahoo and Gmail. My Bigpond (Telstra) Inboxes have been getting overloaded, and, while working on permanent solutions I have been content that I would find missing emails on Yahoo and Gmail Inboxes. Actually not Inbox in the case of Yahoo which may disapprove of UR because I would have to go to Spam in Yahoo to find UR communications. So I did. But it no longer works.

  355. @Ron Unz

    I have just read this quite plausible assessment of Donald Trump.

    https://www.salon.com/2022/06/27/dr-lance-dodes-is-a-sociopath--but-hes-sane-enough-to-stand-trial/

    Dr Dodes was only allowed one letter in the NYT about Trump before he received a rejection in which it was said that the subject had been covered.

    My suggestion is that you provide something like a “Not in the Times” website which would allow those whose letters were rejected by the NYT to publish so that they could work around censorship.

    How to avoid a flood of Spam?

    The rejected letter would have to be accompanied by proof of rejection.

    Proof of previous publication of letters to the editor would be another filter.

    Payment and exemption from payment could also be used as also could a process of earning the right to prominence by satisfying several criteria. Maybe a PhD could get them most of the way and full professorships the whole way. Some who had common names might get a coded entry pass….

  356. @Ron Unz

    SOMETHING QUITE DIFFERENT – AN OPPORTUNITY
    Ron
    I have just listened to old lefty acquaintance 81 year old Phillip Adams on ABC Radio National “Late Night Live” as I walked foe exercise and shared his dismay at the implications of 50 or whatever ABC arachivists losing their jobs as it apparently means that a vast quantity of video archives will be lost or at least not digitised, and quite a bit of audio too.
    I hope you will see an opportunity to do what the ABC is neglecting , at least in some categories of program.
    It might be interesting to contrast different versions of some events and ideas on Australian and UU (and other media) especially when some people offer tendentious explanations for what the US media was doing.

  357. @Ron Unz

    Sorry I left out the link

    The importance of the ABC archives – Late Night Live – ABC Radio National” https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/the-importance-of-the-abc-archives/13953688

  358. Anon001 says:

    Re Amazon book link automatic local country switch problem

    Hi Ron. It seems that if Amazon book link is posted, your website automatically switches to the local Amazon link. E.g. if original book link is Amazon US, while some visitor is looking at the comment from UK, it’ll show Amazon UK link.

    Symptom #1: This behavior is problematic, as many books are not available on all Amazon sites, especially out-of print or rare books. For some, I even got blank page as the original link was US, but your website assumed it’s everywhere too.

    Symptom #2: Original link is completely lost, so aside from being shown a blank book preview, once that area is clicked, “page not found” will be shown to the visitor by the Amazon itself, as e.g. US has the book, while UK does not. This makes the original poster look clueless, aside from leading the visitor off trail as well.

    Suggested solution: please keep the original Amazon country link – it was posted there for a reason, at least in my case. Also, please keep the original link in text above the preview, for people are familiar with links, as opposed to showing a preview and expecting visitors of any age and experience to know that they should click on the preview to visit Amazon book page.

    Thank you.

  359. Anon001 says:

    Re YouTube video specified start-time ignored

    Hi Ron,

    It seems that when YouTube link posted, start-time, if specified, is ignored, thus embedded video always starts from the beginning. This is problematic as some videos are long, talk does not start right away as they were recorded live streams, the point may be regarding some exact spot when something was shown or said – panel of speakers, thus specifying the exact time is critical and huge time saver, etc, etc. I use it all the time.

    I’m sure you know this, but putting it out anyway as refresher. YT allows one to specify start time in two formats: seconds-only [1] or h-m-s format [2]:

    Jay Dyer interviews Michael Witcoff – YouTube:
    [1] www(dot)youtube(dot)com/watch?v=p4-c5O8lVM8&t=252 (seconds-only format)
    [2] www(dot)youtube(dot)com/watch?v=p4-c5O8lVM8&t=4m12s (h-m-s format)

    Can you implement start-time support for YouTube, and perhaps other video portals like Odysee?

    Thank you.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  360. Anon001 says:

    Re: [MORE] / [Hide MORE]

    Ron, would you mind clarifying criteria for [MORE] / [Hide MORE] being injected? I’ve had long comment [1] without them, while much shorter comment [2] with them. [2] had a YT video and a book link, but I’ve had other comment [3] with lots of text and 3 YT videos linked without them. I prefer them not to be injected, thus would like to know how to structure/organize my comments to avoid them.

    [1] https://www.unz.com/article/a-purge-in-the-russian-orthodox-church/#comment-5413790

    [2] https://www.unz.com/article/aleksandr-dugin-on-the-alien-substantially-jewish-elite-in-the-u-s-and-its-war-against-traditional-american-individualism/#comment-5420749

    [3] https://www.unz.com/article/a-purge-in-the-russian-orthodox-church/#comment-5408560

    Thank you for clarifying.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  361. Ron Unz says:
    @Anon001

    I’m sure you know this, but putting it out anyway as refresher. YT allows one to specify start time in two formats: seconds-only [1] or h-m-s format [2]:

    That’s very strange, since it certainly should work. I just tried it myself, and it worked fine, with both Youtube and Rumble, even including your particular example.

    However, you do need to include the “https://&#8221; in front of those links so that the WordPress system can properly render them.

    https://www(dot)youtube(dot)com/watch?v=p4-c5O8lVM8&t=4m12s (h-m-s format)

    • Replies: @Anon001
  362. Ron Unz says:
    @Anon001

    Ron, would you mind clarifying criteria for [MORE] / [Hide MORE] being injected?

    Generally, comments with items that occupy large amounts of vertical space, especially Amazon links, are at greater risk of being hidden, especially if they’re off-topic.

  363. Anon001 says:
    @Ron Unz

    Hi Ron. I always put “http://&#8221; – I just left it out in those examples.

    Example of video not starting where I specified (at 4 min 12 sec) would be the second video in the comment here: https://www.unz.com/article/a-purge-in-the-russian-orthodox-church/#comment-5408476

    I’m re-posting it below with the exact same url

    Former Occultist Finds Orthodoxy – Jay Dyer + Author Michael Witcoff

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  364. Ron Unz says:
    @Anon001

    I’m re-posting it below with the exact same url

    Well, the shifted starting time seemed to work fine for me when I tested it under Brave and Chrome (on my desktop) and also on my iPad. But the example on your previous linked comment also seemed to work fine.

    Perhaps try a different device or browser at your end, or maybe there’s a delay in getting the video to render because the threads are fairly long.

  365. Anon001 says:

    Thanks for re-checking. For as long as it’s working for others I’m happy. It could be my ad blocker in FireFox (uBlock Origin [1]) “confuses” YT for, right now, that start time shift works intermittently for me – i.e. I refresh article page and it works, I refresh it again, it does not, etc.

    Last but not least, have you had a chance to look into that Amazon book link issue, posted here [2]?

    [1] uBlock Origin – Free, open-source ad content blocker:
    https://ublockorigin.com

    [2] Announcement: Bugs & Suggestions #2, by Ron Unz – The Unz Review
    https://www.unz.com/announcement/bugs-suggestions-2/?showcomments#comment-5422037

  366. MEH 0910 says:

    Ron, on my comments history page I’ve recently had some of the comments also displaying on the right hand side of the page where normally Unz Review page things would be displayed.

    https://www.unz.com/comments/all/?commenterfilter=MEH+0910

  367. Mr UNZ it would be advisable for a poll to be taken on this site. I am curious as to what people really think or believe. The poll could start out out easy with questions like the following;
    1 Is the earth flat or roundish?
    2 Was the earth created 5 thousand or so years or millions of years ago?
    3 are all people created equal in terms of brainpower?

  368. @Ron Unz

    S_till no email alerts to replies to my comments.

    Can it have anything to do with fact that my pseudonym has a gold frame round it at the head of my comments at least as it appears to me?

    And I have just tried posting this with the email address I have always used and been told it was wrong. I did try to send replies using ****u**[email protected] instead but it didn’t seem to work.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  369. @Wizard of Oz

    Just testing a chanoge back to my Bi****d email address

  370. @Ron Unz

    Just testing a chanoge vacuum to my Bi****d email address. … adding now that one that I sent with another address worked but has now disappeared

  371. Ace says:

    Mr. Unz, could the three-comments-to-a-thread-per-hour limit be enforced without the condescending “Too Much Commenting on This Thread (Limit of 3/Hour). Take a Break.”

    How about “Please be so kind as to limit comments on this thread to no more than three per hour.”

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @Ace
  372. @Ace

    And a footnoted PS “I know where you live”.

    • Replies: @Ace
  373. A123 says: • Website

    Mr. Unz,

    Post Karlin OT #192 has passed 1,100 comments and is now causing technical issues.

    A start on #193 would be appreciated.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  374. @A123

    Are you seeing a gold bar round my on screen pseudonymous moniker Wizard of Oz?

    I suspect an elderly adolescent is being too cute.

    • Replies: @A123
  375. Ace says:
    @Ace

    Thanks for changing the language, Mr. Unz. I have very delicate sensibilities.

  376. Just a question about time needed to “review” comments at the iSteve blog. As I recall, you said you delegate all of that sort of thing to the individual bloggers, writers, et al, which obviously makes sense.

    But as I write this, a comment I submitted over five hours ago (according to the time counter on the draft comment submission) on the “Vanity Fair” piece is still in the approval queue, and I am seeing new comments trickle in when I check back, with the most recent three minutes ago, some of which appear to be responses to comments more recent than mine.

    Would be interested to know what accounts for what seems to me like a discrepancy. I see his notation that he moderates comments “at a whim,” whatever that means.

    If you could pass on to Steve Sailer, I’d appreciate it.

    PS A recent comment took 48 hours to be approved and show up in what was by then a stale comment string. Not sure how he does it or how he delegates it, but I can’t imagine what could take that long.

  377. A123 says: • Website
    @Wizard of Oz

    Are you seeing a gold bar round my on screen pseudonymous moniker Wizard of Oz?

    No Gold Box for you…. At least for me.

    A number of UR features are impacted by both caching and cookies. While I do not know how the gold box is invoked, I would not be surprised if it turns up occasionally for individual readers.

    You can see the batching/caching in action in the NEW counts. One can often find the same article in the Left, Center, and Right columns citing different values for the NEW count.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  378. Anon001 says:

    Ron, is there a way to make posted image (through link) appear smaller? Since the comment area is quite wide, portrait images appears quite big – not very UX friendly IMHO. For example image [1] please expand MORE. Thanks for your help.

    [MORE]

    [1]

  379. Anon001 says:

    Ron, have you thought about inviting Riley Waggaman (aka Edward Slavsquat) as new contributor here? Whitney Webb has invited him not long ago to write for her portal [1]. His substack is here [2]. All of his articles, except 2, are free access – they are many there.

    So, please let me know at your earliest convenience and I’ll pass your public contact email ( https://www.unz.com/masthead/#contact-us ) to him so that he can get in touch. Thanks.

    [1] Resetting Without Schwab: Russia & the Fourth Industrial Revolution
    ( Riley Waggaman aka Edward Slavsquat | Whitney Webb | Unlimited Hangout )
    https://unlimitedhangout.com/2022/07/investigative-reports/resetting-without-schwab-russia-the-fourth-industrial-revolution/

    [2] Archive – Edward Slavsquat:
    https://edwardslavsquat.substack.com/archive?sort=new

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  380. Ron Unz says:
    @Anon001

    Ron, have you thought about inviting Riley Waggaman (aka Edward Slavsquat) as new contributor here?…

    https://edwardslavsquat.substack.com/archive?sort=new

    It looks like he’s an anti-vaxxer crank. This website already attracts too many anti-vaxxer crackpots, and the last thing I want is to draw more of them.

  381. Yevardian says:
    @Ron Unz

    https://web.archive.org/web/20190827111746/https://deconstructingleftism.wordpress.com/

    I quite enjoyed reading this cancelled blog years ago, ‘Deconstructing Leftism’ along with his religion blog ‘A Cry in the Dark’. I found his writing quite thoughtful, grounded and not given to taking cheap shots at predictable targets, something increasingly rare in online right-wing circles. Unfortunately it’s a pain to navigate through the internet archive, but I thought it would fit in quite well here.

  382. @A123

    Thanks but I didn’t understand the last par, including the NEW

    • Replies: @A123
  383. Anon001 says:

    Ron, is there a way o edit some of my own comments posted some time back? I’d like to edit them and clarify some of the info there, based on additional research. Thanks.

  384. anonymous[279] • Disclaimer says:

    Tho you haven’t had him on Unz for a while, your sometimes-contributor Brad Griffin – aka ‘Hunter Wallace’ of Occidental Dissent – has lit up a hugely successful, important discussion arising out of Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s declaration that she is a ‘Christian Nationalist’

    That theme is quite catching fire generally – including sharp ADL etc denunciations, ferocious claims ‘Republican Party goes Nazi’ etc – and it would certainly be a major topic for Unz readers

    Brad Griffin has been great about seeing the deeper significance of the ‘Christian nationalist’ theme, as a cultural line begins to get established against the ‘woke’ regimes … and with even some atheists agreeing that ‘Christian nationalists’ would be preferable to what we have in power now

    https://occidentaldissent.com/2022/07/26/the-case-for-christian-nationalism/

  385. Hi Ron,

    I wonder if you’d consider trying to reprint the three part article starting with this link: https://counter-currents.com/2022/07/what-is-the-new-world-order-part-1/. It’s actually rather restrained compared to a lot of what’s on your site. I was surprised to see how few comments it got, and I’m sure your commentariat would have a field day with it. I often get as much or more out of a comments section as from the original articles. If nothing else, it helps keep the original authors honest and on their toes.

  386. Anon001 says:

    Ron, sometimes, when I submit my comment, it just disappears – it’s not lost and it eventually gets published, but I do not get a chance to edit if I recall a typo within those 5 mins limit. Not a big deal, but annoying. Example comment that has been submitted and disappeared [1].

    [1] Sputnik Scoops the Daily Mail, by Ron Unz – The Unz Review:
    https://www.unz.com/runz/sputnik-scoops-the-daily-mail/#comment-5471213

    Thanks in advance for your help.

  387. A123 says: • Website
    @Wizard of Oz

    I didn’t understand the last part, including the NEW

    Apparently the refresh cycle has improved. Right now the front page simultaneously shows:

    Center column

    COLUMNISTS

    Andrew Anglin / The World’s Most Censored Writer

    HAPPENING HAPPENING HAPPENING: Nancy Releases Itinerary – No Taiwan! Cucked! • 95 Comments

    Right column

    CATEGORIES

    Foreign Policy Articles

    HAPPENING HAPPENING HAPPENING: Nancy Releases Itinerary – No Taiwan! Cucked!
    Andrew Anglin • 96 Comments • 1 New

    Some months ago, there were larger differences between the front page counts on the same article. It now seems much more consistent.

    PEACE 😇

  388. @Ron Unz

    Here’s a suggestion which might take advantage of uour extreme numeracy.
    Have a look at
    Watch “How Popular Is Vladimir Putin in Russia?” on YouTube

    and please consider explaining to or for explanation to UR readers how the modified polling system works and whether it is sound.

    I listened to it while walking for exercise and it sounded OK but proper analysis eluded mecand I saw advantage in enlisting a higher grade of analyst.

  389. Anon[218] • Disclaimer says:

    Yesterday I chanced on a reader comment saying quality has gone downward of late at this site; there was a reply by the chief editor, where he expressed his lack of agreement, and added a list of people who have left telling the reason for their leave.

    The fact is, the site has a very different feel to it from 1 (maybe) or, surely, 2 years ago, and it has only very relatively to do with the 3 departures the Editor listed there (actually, one of those, in the direction of Substack, made this site better, and freer from antiwhitism than it was with that fellow on board).

    It seems to me that:

    1) There has been a decline in the number (and quality) of authoritative, serious people who contributed a single column from time to time, without being part of the site’s roster.
    An example would be that excellent Dutch author whose name eludes me, who, I think, contributed about 9-11.

    2) Unz himself used to post at a low frequency, but his were long, serious pieces on captivating, serious subjects.
    In the last 1-2 years, the kind of posts by Unz has changed (I don’t think I have to tell him how it has changed), and we haven’t got anything like before.

    3) Last but really not least: columnists like Raches, Jung-Freud, Anglin… when every post, on any subject, by someone comes with (gratuitous) anti-Christian invectives and/or (gratuitous) ranting and name calling of homosexuals often set in a province quite far from that of mental balance, something really isn’t right. (Not to mention the more likely explanation for such behaviour is the homosexuality of the person the behaviour comes from.)
    Till 1 or 2 years ago, there was nobody on this site whose articles you couldn’t read without meeting words like “anus” “homos”, “ass-fucking” “fecal” “fecal penetration”, and so on, thrown there without soundness or reason in a compulsive way.
    I don’t think this website is the kind where this should be let happen.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @Raches
  390. @Anon

    While I don’t care about the anti Christian or anti traditional religion aspect – indeed I think American professedly Christian religiosity can be a problem- I think you make valid points. RU is trying to do too much and cover an impossible volume of material leading to his missing stuff which would temper his certainties which he defends so aggressively.

  391. @Ron Unz

    The fact is, the site has a very different feel to it from 1 (maybe) or, surely, 2 years ago, and it has only very relatively to do with the 3 departures the Editor listed there (actually, one of those, in the direction of Substack, made this site better, and freer from antiwhitism than it was with that fellow on board).

    That was posted by Anon[218] and I would like to know what and who it is referring to but, for the moment it has prompted the question “what has become of NoseytheDuke whom I can’t find in Comments later than 20 February 2020 on a Pepe Escobar thread?
    Is he dead? I toy with the idea that he’s come back as Mungo Mumblebrain on psychedelic drugs😎?

  392. A123 says: • Website

    rt.com / IronForge • Economics/Finance
    3h

    IND UMath input errorD from RUS Coal Imports.

    In recent weeks, IND began paying for RUS Imports in UAE dirham(AED – 17%) Hong Kong dollar(HKD – 28%), the Chinese yuan(CN¥ – 31%)

    IronForge has accidentally invoked a mathematics call in a news link headline.
    ___

    Also, the post-Karlin Open Thread is approaching 1,300 posts. It is still fairly stable, but beginning to slow.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @Emil Nikola Richard
  393. Here’s a suggestion for a new American Pravda piece:

    Why Is The CDC Hiding Excess Death Data?
    There’s 50,000 Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) & cancer deaths that have gone missing

    The number of “non natural cause” deaths in America has skyrocketed so much that the CDC has simply stopped processing the data.

    In fact, the CDC stopped updating cancer deaths in Week 50 of 2021.
    ….

    source: https://emeralddb3.substack.com/p/why-is-the-cdc-hiding-excess-death

  394. @A123

    Karlinstan could use another open thread soon!

  395. dimples says:

    When posting the first comment on any article, the comment disappears and thus cannot be edited. It then reappears at a later time. This has happened to me about a half-a-dozen times.

  396. Ron, if you scratch your head you will probably recover a vague memory of Eric Lerner. As a former physicist you might have taken note of his 1991 book denying the existence if the the Big Bang. (He gets off remarkably lightly in Wikipedia, perhaps because he claims to base his theories on the work of a Swedish Nobel Prize winning physicist). Now I have come across him taking advantage of allegedly new information, predicted by him and a colleague, from the James Webb space telescope that he says confirms his cosmology which excludes not only the Big Bang but also Dark Matter and Dark Energy.

    Cf.
    https://iai.tv/articles/the-big-bang-didnt-happen-auid-2215

    I was prompted to refer to it as relevant to your website’s mission when, about two thirds of the way through he complained of the censorship by MSM, and indeed science editors, backed by the fact that there are very few funding sources and that that a small clique of insiders advise the funders. Like you he had independent sources of income from which to pay for publication…. but…

    Maybe you should consider giving him space. Indeed you might pose the hard questions to him and give him space to respond.

    It would be interesting to see how UR regulars managed to work their favourite conspiratorial demons into it.

  397. Kali says:

    Dear Ron,

    There is a bug, whereby the first commenter on any given article has no opportunity to edit their comment before it goes for moderation.

    I’m sure this must have been mentioned before, and generally it’s not a big issue but, surprisingly, I appear to be the first to comment on your interview with Kevin Barret, published today.

    I’d hoped to give my comment a final once-over before “going to press”, so to speak, particularly as it’s addressed to you. Hopefully the comment itself is OK.

    But if the bug can be fixed, I’m sure I’m not the only one who’d appreciate it.

    With gratitude,
    Kali.

  398. anastasia says:

    Sending this to Ron Unz on the virus and the vaccine..


    Video Link

    • Thanks: Liza
  399. Vonu says:

    This website’s search engine is the most useless one I have ever tried to use.
    I have never found any article posted on LRC and attributed to this website by using the search engine on this website, so I’m giving up trying.

  400. Not Raul says:

    Hi Ron,

    The Russian Reaction / Karlin community threads are getting way too long. They can get to more than 800 posts.

    Could you write a few lines of code so that a new thread is created automatically after 200 posts of a current Karlin thread, and let people respond (including a tag/link) to posts in an older thread in the newer thread?

    It would save you some manual work, and the threads would be less slow and kludgy.

    Thanks!

    • Replies: @A123
  401. A123 says: • Website
    @Not Raul

    Mr. Unz,

    The post Karlin OT194 has gone portly and slow. And, it is a bit early. Problems started around 800 comments, if not earlier.

    As anecdote, Twitter embeds seem to be the #1 problem damaging thread stability.

    An ideal solution would be giving Tweets a defined height with no media load. Clicking on a pre-Tweet UR header would allow that piece of media to expand and run embedded content. Except, that screams of code purgatory.

    The simpler option is allowing users to set a Tweet preference – Expand YES/NO. Anyone who choses NO will have to navigate offsite before invoking embedded media.

    PEACE 😇

    • Agree: Not Raul
  402. A123 says: • Website

    The automatic shortening of this News item is infecting the entire News Link page with an italics formatting command.

    tinyurl.com / Dieter Kief • History13h
    Tucker Carlson Talking to Paul Manaford About the Russia Collusion Hoax and How Paul Manaford Manged to Get Through His Years in Jail – He Explains That & More in His Book Political Prisone…

    Why can’t code be easy… Just once… Is that too much to ask?

    PEACE 😇

  403. Raches says: • Website

    Feature request:  Please make the <!--more--> marker place the below-the-fold portion of a comment in an HTML <details> element, with the “MORE” marker itself in a <summary> element.  The latter can be styled with CSS ::marker.

    The popular Discourse forum software allows using summary/details similarly in forum posts.  Although the Discourse platform is otherwise mostly horrible, this particular feature works well in practice.

    Here at The Unz Review, this standards-based semantic HTML solution has some important advantages over the current Javascript-based widget:

    1. Readers with Javascript disabled would be able to expand the hidden part.  The way this currently works, the hidden content is not even loaded from the server without Javascript; thus, it cannot even be viewed by viewing the page’s source.  (I have tried.)

    2. It would allow indexing of the hidden content by search engines.  Most or all search engines nowadays have indexing robots that understand Javascript, for purposes of basic page rendering; however, none of them will know to click the “MORE” button in comments that are partly hidden.

    3. It would allow high-fidelity archiving, without any missing data.  Given Mr. Unz’s own passion for archiving, I doubt I need to advocate the merits of keeping systems friendly to archivists.

    4. In a special case of archiving in the small, it would allow commentators to back up their own comments using a simple wget script, without any loss of what they had written.

    Note:  My principal motive for requesting this is that I want to more-tag some of my own planned future comments in various threads.  Sometimes, I wish to offer some detailed information that is either tangential, or speculative in the manner of an investigative hunch.  In my own discretion, I do not wish to risk diverting what I myself regard as an important discussion; but I want neither to lock out readers who have Javascript disabled, nor to hide my information from archivers and search engines.  HTML standards offer a suitable solution to this problem, which works in all major browers nowadays.

    Aside, I despise the popular WordPress plugin that automatically hides the majority of any comment it deems too long, substituting therefor a gibberish robo-summary.  These comments cannot be expanded without Javascript; and even with Javascript enabled, reading an extended discussion between intelligent commentators is highly inconvenient.  The net result is to encourage people to keep their comments Tweet-sized—short enough for mass-consumption by bird-brains.  I rather suspect that that may be the intention. ®

  404. Raches says: • Website
    @Anon

    Loth though I may be to make an off-topic comment in a bugtracker, this off-topic smear-attack warrants my response:

    3) Last but really not least: columnists like Raches, Jung-Freud, Anglin… when every post, on any subject, by someone comes with (gratuitous) anti-Christian invectives and/or (gratuitous) ranting and name calling of homosexuals often set in a province quite far from that of mental balance, something really isn’t right. (Not to mention the more likely explanation for such behaviour is the homosexuality of the person the behaviour comes from.)
    Till 1 or 2 years ago, there was nobody on this site whose articles you couldn’t read without meeting words like “anus” “homos”, “ass-fucking” “fecal” “fecal penetration”, and so on, thrown there without soundness or reason in a compulsive way.
    I don’t think this website is the kind where this should be let happen.

    Although I couldn’t care less about your opinion of me, I must object to a gross mischaracterization that seems designed to deter people from seeing for themselves what I have to say.  It is a tactic for censorship by character assassination—here delivered as anonymous poison-tongue gossip, in a thread where many people have probably never even seen my writings.  I myself would usually never waste my time reading anything that meets the quoted description, and neither would the types of readers who would most appreciate me.  Thus, my target readership would consist of the people most likely to be deterred from ever even bothering to take a look at me.

    I have never engaged in any type of scatological gutter-talk, nor would I; and due to the censorship that I impose in my comments, Proems is one place where you are very unlikely ever to meet words like those quoted above.  Although I am opposed to the organized homosexual agenda, I don’t recall ever yet having written an article or comment about it; I certainly have not engaged in “(gratuitous) ranting and name calling” about it.  And I assure you, there is no author on this site more vehemently opposed to Andrew Anglin than I am; when I become dictator of the world, Mr. Anglin shall be confined to a labor camp where he can be taught some manners, or at least made useful.  I have not read much of Jung-Freud; but from what I have seen, I was unimpressed, and I am quite sure that neither of us is comparable to the other.

    As to myself, the only somewhat accurate part of the above description is that I am despise Christianity.  Ironically, Mr. Anglin is a Christian; thus, that part is inaccurate as to him.  I don’t know about J.F.

    Since this discussion is off-topic in a bug tracker—a type of noise always irritating to programmers—I invite you to continue it in a thread that I made specifically for people to vent whatever malicious nonsense they want about me:

    https://www.unz.com/proems/hate-speech/

    Have at it. ®

  405. Test.

    For the last couple months Amazon links have been showing up as a big blank spot in threads. Since Mr Unz now has his books on Amazon let’s give this a whirl.

  406. Nope. Still blank.

    Don’t know if it’s the Amazon dot com output function or the unz dot com input function.

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    , @Ron Unz
  407. A123 says: • Website
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    The Amazon widget embeds & properly renders for me on my wretched mobile device.

    PEACE 😇

  408. Ron Unz says:
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    Don’t know if it’s the Amazon dot com output function or the unz dot com input function.

    It’s probably your browser or your device. I’ve tried it on three different browser/device combinations and it works fine on all of them.

  409. @Ron Unz

    Firefox on Ubuntu it’s invisible
    Chrome on my Macbook and it shows up

    Hmmmmmmm

  410. anonymous[360] • Disclaimer says:

    New Karlin open thread needed.

  411. A123 says: • Website

    One of the headlines in news links is broken.

    babylonbee.com / IronForge • Culture/Society13h

    Red Brandon Lectures: ArtSchoolReject/Memoir’MyStruggle’/’BidenYouth/SecretPolice/SupremeFührer/ConcentrationCamps/POLInvasion/FRASurrender/ITA+JPNAlliance/12milesfmMoscow/EndWithCyanide

    Show Details

    Most likely a copy and paste error that could not be pulled back.

    You may wish to insert the exact headline from the source, “Biden Rejected From Austrian Art School”.

    PEACE 😇

  412. @Ron Unz

    Longer version disappeared
    Try diverting the mad anti anti vaxxers on to self reporting sleep so you can start destroying this nonsense in an important subject.

    https://www.google.com/readit?url=https%3A%2F%2Fneurosciencenews.com%2Fsleep-immune-inflammation-21466%2F

    Sample size too small. My though is that a very few people need only 3 -5 hors un 24 for ALL functions of sleep. Over to you.

  413. For the Podcast section, it might be useful to provide timed transcriptions in the description: You could use the newly released ‘whisper’ to auto-generate the text.

    https://github.com/openai/whisper/

    I tried it on this podcast: https://www.unz.com/audio/ghood_the-value-of-monarchy/

    And the results (first two minutes shown) are pretty good:

    [MORE]

    [00:00.000 –> 00:05.520] Everyone, Gregory Hood here. Welcome back to Left, Right and White. I am here with Joseph Ford Cato,
    [00:05.520 –> 00:11.440] and today we are going to be discussing the death of Queen Elizabeth II, what she meant for the
    [00:11.440 –> 00:17.680] United Kingdom, what’s next for the monarchy and the relevance of monarchy in general to European
    [00:17.680 –> 00:22.640] populations. Thanks for being with us, and you’re something of an expert on the subject in terms of
    [00:22.640 –> 00:29.200] what you’ve written in the past. Well, thank you very much for having me on. I think, you know,
    [00:29.200 –> 00:34.240] monarchy is something that’s very misunderstood, particularly in the U.S., although unfortunately
    [00:34.240 –> 00:41.520] in many other places as well. I have, I guess, for someone born in the United States, a really
    [00:41.520 –> 00:47.840] unique history with monarchy. I’ve been in favor of monarchy since I was a boy, actually, when my
    [00:47.840 –> 00:53.600] parents took me to Williamsburg, Virginia. It’s better known as Colonial Williamsburg, and I saw
    [00:53.600 –> 00:59.520] the, you know, this British settlement, English really, and I saw the governor’s palace. I thought
    [00:59.520 –> 01:04.480] to myself, this is better than anything I’ve ever seen in America, and from that point on I’ve just
    [01:04.480 –> 01:11.360] been very predisposed toward monarchism, and over the years I learned about the different strains
    [01:11.360 –> 01:18.960] of monarchism. I’m in favor of constitutional monarchy, and I believe I mentioned it as much,
    [01:18.960 –> 01:22.240] but just to repeat myself, because when you say your favor of monarchy, unfortunately in the U.S.
    [01:22.240 –> 01:26.400] some people think that you want, like, basically Kim Jong Il with the crown, and that’s obviously
    [01:26.400 –> 01:31.840] not it. If anything, the U.S. presidency is much more in that vein than anything you’d see from a
    [01:31.840 –> 01:38.160] constitutional monarch today, but we’ll get into that a bit later. So I really have had this deep
    [01:38.160 –> 01:45.680] attraction to monarchical governance. I think people probably know by now I am a baron and a
    [01:45.680 –> 01:52.960] knight. The late king of Rwanda was kind enough to award me these honors, so I have, obviously,
    [01:52.960 –> 02:00.880] it’s not just an intellectual but a deeply personal now tie to monarchical systems, and I really

  414. A123 says: • Website

    Mr. Unz,

    Post Karlin OT196 is stable, but starting to slow. A new thread might be useful.

    Many Thanks.

    PEACE 😇

  415. Mark Hunter says: • Website

    Suppose a user has posted frequently enough so he can Agree  / Disagree, and suppose he uses that window to Ignore a user.  Then afterwards suppose he doesn’t post long enough and loses the ability to Agree / Disagree. Then:

    1.  The previously Ignored user is no longer ignored.

    2.  When he subsequently posts enough so he regains access to Agree / Disagree, the previously ignored user is still no longer ignored.

    If I’m right about that (it’s seems to have happened to me once, it’s hard to test repeatedly at my end), can you make it so #1 and #2 are no longer true, or at least #2?

    No need to reply.

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  416. A123 says: • Website
    @Mark Hunter

    Your “Commenters to Ignore” list is saved as a browser cookie. If “unz.com” cookies are cleaned up or expire, the Ignore list will go away.

    It is wise to save your “Ignore” choices as a separate text file. If you ever need to rebuild your list, you can simply copy/paste users to block.

    PEACE 😇

    • Thanks: Mark Hunter
  417. A123 says: • Website

    Mr. Unz,

    Is something wrong with News Llnks?

    I tried to submit a Hurricane IAN preparedness link and it has not appeared.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/09/26/update-hurricane-ian-starts-northward-shift-expected-to-become-major-hurricane-tonight-west-coast-of-florida-prepare/

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @A123
  418. A123 says: • Website
    @A123

    Mr. Unz,

    Is something wrong with News Links?

    I tried to submit a Hurricane IAN preparedness link and it has not appeared

    Problem fixed. Thanks.

    If software was easy, everyone would do it.

    PEACE 😇

  419. SafeNow says:

    My method for accessing replies to my posts deteriorated over time, and now is unusable. My method is to go to my archive, and look at my recent posts, looking for any that contain a “reply” at the bottom. I then click on the word reply, and the text of the reply pops up. Over time, the reply text would appear more and more fleetingly – about half a second – and then disappear. I would click reply multiple times. Finally, the text would pop up and stay there, so I could read it. Now however, “stays there” never happens. Rarely the text stays there for one or two seconds, long enough for me to grab a screenshot.

    This is very frustrating, because I highly value reading amendments or outright corrections to my posts, ordinarily by a commenter, and occasionally by the essayist himself. Thank you.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  420. Anon001 says:

    Ron, you have bold and italic for comments, so would you mind introducing underline as well? I.e. if the tag I just tried did not work.

  421. Ron Unz says:
    @SafeNow

    Now however, “stays there” never happens. Rarely the text stays there for one or two seconds, long enough for me to grab a screenshot.

    None of that software has recently changed, so it’s more likely to be an issue with your device or browser. Maybe there’s not enough free RAM or the Javascript is getting clogged up.

    • Thanks: SafeNow
  422. anonymous[377] • Disclaimer says:

    New Russian Reaction thread please.

    Can you ask Karlin if he wants to come back to blog? When he left at the beginning of the year Karlin might have feared association with Unz Review kept him from becoming a mainstream pundit. If it was his fear, it was confirmed when one of his first Substack posts was quoted by a New York Times columnist in February.

    To Karlin: You don’t need to die in a ditch as a rifleman. Your use to Russia is as a psychological operations specialist.

    Get your ass back here and work focused and hard.

  423. Ivan K. says:

    This past Friday I didn’t receive the Weekly Digest to which I was subscribed and which I enjoy. Now, to sort that out I went here

    https://www.unz.com/subscribe/?domain=weekly

    and saw the Weekly Digest is ticked. as well as Gilad Atzmon.

    Now I additionally ticked Michael Hudson, clicked Subscribe,

    and got the message ***Defective or Suspicious Email***

    My email is functioning quite fine. After this post, maybe it will stop being suspicious.

    Cheers

  424. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:

    Email subscription seems not working well recently:
    1) My email don’t get daily digest from time to time(quite frequently).
    2) So I tried to subscribe with another email addresses, and every single email address I tried is rejected with the ***Defective or Suspicious Email*** message.

    Thanks.

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    , @Ron Unz
  425. Ron Unz says:
    @Anonymous

    Email subscription seems not working well recently:
    1) My email don’t get daily digest from time to time(quite frequently).

    We’ve recently had some problems with your third-party emailing system, and we’re hoping to get them resolved. So there’s no problem at your end.

  426. Ron Unz says:
    @Anonymous

    Email subscription seems not working well recently:

    We managed to fix the problem and everything should be working fine again. I think the issue was that the third-party company had upgraded the software on their servers which introduced an incompatibility with the calls we’d been using but was easily fixed.

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