I didn't comment the story at the time because it seemed so absurd on the face of it, but who knows? Anyhow: Fact of the matter is, Russian intelligence services are not cool enough (and perhaps not competent enough, either) to take out hits on foreign Russophobes. Who are a dime a dozen, anyway.
It just strikes me that fiction writer extraordinary could have kept his profitable gig - and I mean profitable in the direct sense of the word, what with news now coming out he pocketed donations made out to Syrian orphans of his own invention - if he'd stuck to a few simple rules: First, he... Read More
Am in London again (that that I particularly want to be), will probably visit Aarhus, Denmark in mid-May (conference). Thinking of going to Denmark by train through the Netherlands, finances permitting. I have yet to visit the Dutch. I have finally picked up my copy of Heiner Rindermann's Cognitive Capital here. Will hopefully soon add... Read More
Remember the November 2016 Washington Post story on the secretive outfit that furnished a list of purportedly Russian-backed "fake news" websites? Well, thanks to some online sleuthing from a couple of bloggers/journalists, there's good reason to believe that PropOrNot was the brainchild of Michael D. Weiss and the Interpreter staff. Hank DeBwankey in Who’s behind... Read More
The Franco-German media organization Arte recently produced a documentary about the decline of global average IQ. What courage in the Current Year! What resolve! Not only do they treat IQ as a legitimate concept, but are even willing to seriously contemplate whether it is declining, and what could be done about it. Could the tide... Read More
I am a blogger, thinker, and businessman in the SF Bay Area. I’m originally from Russia, spent many years in Britain, and studied at U.C. Berkeley.
One of my tenets is that ideologies tend to suck. As such, I hesitate about attaching labels to myself. That said, if it’s really necessary, I suppose “liberal-conservative neoreactionary” would be close enough.
Though I consider myself part of the Orthodox Church, my philosophy and spiritual views are more influenced by digital physics, Gnosticism, and Russian cosmism than anything specifically Judeo-Christian.