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In 2021, autogynephilic fetishists rank near the tippy-top of the Intersectional Hierarchy of Sacred Humans, far above straight black men like Dave Chappelle and straight white women like J.K. Rowling or normal teenage girls who want to use what used to be the girl’s room without being raped by a boy in a skirt.

From the Daily Mail:

The furious parents of a 15-year-old high schooler are suing Loudon County in Virginia after their daughter was allegedly raped by a ‘skirt-wearing male student’ in a ‘gender fluid’ school bathroom.

Jess and Scott Smith allege that the district attempted to cover up the alleged assault. They claim that Superintendent Scott Ziegler alleged there was no record of the May 28 incident at Stonebridge High School in Leesburg, Virginia, despite Loudoun County Sheriff’s office conducting a two-month long investigation into the allegations.

On June 22, Scott Smith was filmed exploding with anger about the assault at a school board meeting, and was later convicted over the disturbance. He only revealed the alleged sex attack that had sparked his fury earlier this week.

The alleged attacker, who has not been named, but is also 15 years-old, is further accused of carrying out another attack at Broad Run High School in Loudoun County on October 6, and is now in custody. Ziegler claims he wasn’t aware of the attack at the time of the meeting that saw Scott Smith arrested.

The Smiths are suing under the provisions of Title IX of the United States’ federal civil rights law — which prohibits sex-based discrimination in educational institutions.

But anti-discrimination laws are increasingly out-of-date. Now all that matters is who outranks whom in sacredness.

… The lawsuit comes after Smiths demanded the resignation of Loudoun County Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler for what they say was a cover-up of the incident. They say they are not anti-gay, but do not approve of ‘transgender kids’ stuff’.

Loudoun County is home to one of the United States’ wokest school boards, and has shot to notoriety this year as parents clash with board members over topics including critical race theory and gender identity.

Scott Smith’s lawyers also plan to fight the ‘wrongful and unconstitutional’ charges filed against him after he was arrested and found guilty of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at a June school board meeting where he confronted Ziegler.

… On June 22 — four weeks after the Smiths’ daughter told teachers she was raped in the girls’ bathrooms at Stone Bridge High School — Ziegler, who earns \$295,000 as the school superintendent, told a crowded school board meeting: ‘To my knowledge, we don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms.’

He then went further, calling it a debunked theory that a transgender person is more likely to sexually assault a cisgender (non-trans) person and that the ‘predatory trans person does not exist’.

‘I think it’s important to keep our perspective on this, we’ve heard it several times tonight from our public speakers but the predator transgender student or person simply does not exist,’ he said.

Transgenders are the Good People, maybe the Best People, so, logically, they can’t do bad things. If a boy in a dress raped your daughter in the gender-fluid bathroom, well, she must have had it coming.

However, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s office confirmed to Fox News this week that they had conducted a two-month investigation into the alleged sexual assault at the school.

‘We can confirm a May 28, 2021 case that involved a thorough 2-month-long investigation that was conducted to determine the facts of the case prior to arrest,’ the sheriff’s office reportedly said.

‘This case is still pending court proceedings. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is not able to provide any documents that pertain to a pending case.’

The male student, who was allowed into the bathroom because he told staff he identified as female, was arrested in July, a month after Smith’s outburst at the school board meeting.

The boy allegedly went on to allegedly sexually assault another girl, at a different school, Broad Run High School, on October 6. Broad Run is also part of Loudoun County. Further details on the circumstances of that assault, including why he was at a different school, have not been made clear.

He is now in juvenile detention awaiting a court appearance on all charges, which include sexual battery and forcible sodomy.

From the New York Post:

Letter to WH suggests dad of ‘sexually assaulted’ girl a ‘domestic terrorist’

By Lee Brown and Tamar Lapin
October 13, 2021 1:35pm Updated

The father of a girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted in a Virginia school bathroom should be treated as a domestic terrorist, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) suggested in a pointed letter to the White House — after the distraught dad stormed a local school board meeting and demanded officials take responsibility.

Scott Smith, 48, was filmed being wrestled to the floor and arrested at a June 22 public meeting of the Loudoun County School Board — with his wife yelling, “My child was raped at school and this is what happens!”

“In Virginia, an individual was arrested,” the NSBA wrote, linking to an NBC Washington report about Smith’s arrest at the meeting.

It was one of the key examples of what the association said proved that “America’s public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat” from a “growing number of threats of violence and acts of intimidation occurring across the nation.”

“NSBA believes immediate assistance is required,” the group wrote.

“NSBA specifically solicits the expertise and resources of the US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), US Department of Homeland Security, US Secret Service, and its National Threat Assessment Center.”

The letter insisted that the “heinous actions” were “equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”

The letter, which came to light this week, was dated Sept. 29 — just five days before Attorney General Merrick Garland’s controversial decision to get the FBI to investigate the apparent threat.

 
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  1. Of course, the issue isn’t really the fetishists in frocks, whom in a healthy society would be safely institutionalized for appropriate treatment. It’s the people with institutional power like the school board president, or the fucking Attorney General of the United States, who will come down on anyone who takes exception to their daughter being raped by one of these gorks. We had the preview of this coming attraction in Britain, where, over the past generation or two, the authorities suppressed complaints about gangs of Muslim pimps grooming White English girls.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @Thomas

    "whom in a healthy society would be safely institutionalized for appropriate treatment. "

    Gelded? Or just executed? Why should tax payers fit the bill for the full life of a dangerous human beyond rehabilitation?

    What's more merciful: Subjecting a dangerously crazy person to a lifetime of chemically assisted confinement or a painless death?

    , @Expletive Deleted
    @Thomas

    " .. fetishists in frocks, whom in a healthy society would be safely institutionalized" as bishops, lamas, imams, pujaris, priests and any sort of monk, as was the custom from time out of mind in those poorly organised agricultural civilisations which were incapable of engaging in sufficient quantity and duration of brutal exterminationist warfare (a post-Reformation European spécialité de la maison) to nullify the annoyingly excessive herd of desperate lowgrade sperm-projectors.

    Say yes to the dress.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Ben tillman
    @Thomas

    Exactly right. Our societal immune system has been hijacked.

    Replies: @Polistra

  2. Fetishists in Frocks Often Aren’t Nice Guys

    And less often, passable as women.

    The Smiths are suing under the provisions of Title IX of the United States’ federal civil rights law — which prohibits sex-based discrimination in educational institutions.

    This is backwards. Sex-based discrimination is what they are fighting for. And rightly so.

    …the ‘predatory trans person does not exist’.

    But the horny teenage opportunist does.

    Broad Run High School… is also part of Loudoun County.

    Run, broad, run!!

    in Leesburg, Virginia

    Lemme guess… this has been “renamed” for Liberace.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  3. Technically, he identifies as “Genderfluid” which is a pretty cool way of getting into female spaces and then explaining the ensuing erections. This rapist has high-profile predecessors, including the Wi Spa sex criminal and the Anthony Perkins character in Psycho.

    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
    @JimDandy

    Absolutely right. If "gender fluid" means anything (yeah, I know, words are just clubs to them) it means being male or female on a moment to moment basis, -- sort of like Rorschach's mask in Watchment -- and hence these (hey, that pronoun does work here!) should have their own bathrooms, like the handicapped (not that I'm comparing them in either direction).

    One does need a lot of parens in today's discourse.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @JimDandy


    Technically, he identifies as “Genderfluid”
     
    O'Reilly was out of gender fluid on my last visit.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Brutusale

    , @CCZ
    @JimDandy

    "Genderfluid" explained, 1989:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeibzLZn2hU

    Replies: @AnotherDad

  4. OT — a cabal of Michiganders has been indicted for embezzling millions of dollars from Amazon dotcom.
    [picture of professional wrestling magnate Vince MacMahon waking from a night of restless dreams with only two legs, doing nothing, underneath him]
    They targeted the university textbook rental service.
    [picture of Vince MacMahon realizing that the unexamined life is not worth living]
    They rented many books without any intention of returning them.
    [picture of Vince MacMahon explaining to sorrowful Arjuna why the show must go on]
    They then sold them for cash to gullible university students.
    [Vince MacMahon realizing that steel is nothing next to the hand which wields it]

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/michigan-men-charged-with-stealing-1-5-million-worth-of-textbooks-from-amazons-rental-service-and-selling-them-for-cash-11634321116?mod=hp_minor_pos26

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
    @J.Ross

    Disco sucks.

    Replies: @kihowi

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @J.Ross


    OT — a cabal of Michiganders has been indicted for embezzling millions of dollars from Amazon dotcom.
     
    Stealing from the global plantation store is the most serious of crimes!
    , @Stebbing Heuer
    @J.Ross

    Great tune.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @J.Ross

    This is like stealing generic prescription drugs from Walmart. Is any party involved not the bad guy? College textbooks have been a major scam since at least the GI Bill, and perhaps Amazon was doing some good here, as Walmart was with drugs. Still...

    A Friesian, a Swede, a Kraut, and a Sikh are caught pulling a fast one on Amazonians. At least they actually are Michigan men this time!

    Replies: @International Jew

    , @El Dato
    @J.Ross

    But were the textbooks sold at a humane pricing level?

  5. I’m a long way away and not sure what to make of this. Do Americans or other Western readers have personal experience of these clashes, or is the bathroom mixing, CRT etc. only going on in a few, weird areas? One gets the impression from the media that school board meetings are blowing up everywhere.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Nikolai Vladivostok

    I'm not so far away, and I'm not sure what to make of it either. But I can confirm that there are a lot of ideological psychos, and that they are attracted to children (a.k.a., "education"), and that the psycho ideology even trickles down to the children themselves. A majority? I dunno. Definitely a significant minority, and a much bigger group, probably a majority, who acquiesce out of naïve moral vanity ("virtue signaling") and/or practical pusillanimity.

    I've been saying for years that the Left's low birth rates don't trouble them because they know that while you may birth children, they will raise them ("We don't need our own children, we have yours!"). Parents such as those in affluent Louden County are now realizing what this means in practice.

    , @Ben tillman
    @Nikolai Vladivostok

    The bathroom mixing is rare. CRT lunatics are funded by the central government and do crazy stuff almost everywhere, but especially in the furthest-left areas like the DC suburbs in Virginia, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon.

    , @AndrewR
    @Nikolai Vladivostok

    Good question, tovaritch

    The US is so homogenized and atomized that, with the help of mass media and the internet, local events in one part of the country become national spectacles and lightning rods.

    But eventually things do trickle down from the elite enclaves like Loudon County to more provincial places. CRT in one form or another is the state religion of the US, and it is being forced on schoolchildren in much, if not all, of the US. I'm glad I graduated before it became taboo to suggest blacks might have moral agency.

  6. Name, race and physical description of the offender are critical in assessing this incident appropriately.

    • Agree: Moses, nokangaroos
    • Replies: @res
    @Mike Tre

    True, but their absence serves as a good indicator.

  7. I don’t frock or rape, but I have a problem. Here in California, it is a criminal offense to molest or annoy a teenager. Yes, “annoy.” (Penal Code 647.6). I just now walked to the curb to bring in the trash cans, and a teenage guy, obese and on the triggerable spectrum, was passing by. Our eyes met. (to ignore his existence might be annoying.) To say hello or smile might be interpreted as too becoming, and thus annoying. To do nothing might be annoying. I gave him a fast nod, around 5 degrees of arc. (anything greater could be seen as a sarcastic bow.) He returned the exact same.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @SafeNow

    '...I have a problem. Here in California...'

    There's your problem. You're in California.

    , @Almost Missouri
    @SafeNow


    I don’t frock or rape
     
    If you ever do decide to rape, frocking seems to be the smart way to go about it. Authorities are slow to prosecute, and even flatly deny that you exist as a predator. And the media will wear out their A, L, E, and G keys inserting "alleged" before each and every word potentially impugning you.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

    , @Cloudbuster
    @SafeNow

    Man, I annoy a teenager every single day. Good thing I don't live in California.

  8. @Thomas
    Of course, the issue isn't really the fetishists in frocks, whom in a healthy society would be safely institutionalized for appropriate treatment. It's the people with institutional power like the school board president, or the fucking Attorney General of the United States, who will come down on anyone who takes exception to their daughter being raped by one of these gorks. We had the preview of this coming attraction in Britain, where, over the past generation or two, the authorities suppressed complaints about gangs of Muslim pimps grooming White English girls.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Expletive Deleted, @Ben tillman

    “whom in a healthy society would be safely institutionalized for appropriate treatment. ”

    Gelded? Or just executed? Why should tax payers fit the bill for the full life of a dangerous human beyond rehabilitation?

    What’s more merciful: Subjecting a dangerously crazy person to a lifetime of chemically assisted confinement or a painless death?

  9. @J.Ross
    OT -- a cabal of Michiganders has been indicted for embezzling millions of dollars from Amazon dotcom.
    [picture of professional wrestling magnate Vince MacMahon waking from a night of restless dreams with only two legs, doing nothing, underneath him]
    They targeted the university textbook rental service.
    [picture of Vince MacMahon realizing that the unexamined life is not worth living]
    They rented many books without any intention of returning them.
    [picture of Vince MacMahon explaining to sorrowful Arjuna why the show must go on]
    They then sold them for cash to gullible university students.
    [Vince MacMahon realizing that steel is nothing next to the hand which wields it]

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/michigan-men-charged-with-stealing-1-5-million-worth-of-textbooks-from-amazons-rental-service-and-selling-them-for-cash-11634321116?mod=hp_minor_pos26

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyVPyKrx0Xo

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Stebbing Heuer, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato

    Disco sucks.

    • Replies: @kihowi
    @obwandiyag

    Oh Obee, the time when you tried to sound intelligent and were misusing and misspelling big words seems so long ago. I miss those laughs. Can't you give us another "latinate verbiage" for old time's sake?

  10. OT: Lesbian prof at Mt. Holyoke pleads guilty in brutal attack on another professor:

    This story is getting surprisingly little traction on Twitter. This is also the second time this week that lesbian violent crime has been in the news after Chinese NYPDer Yvonne Wu gunned down her ex-girlfriend’s new lover.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Bragadocious

    Thanks.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Bragadocious


    This is also the second time this week that lesbian violent crime has been in the news after Chinese NYPDer Yvonne Wu gunned down her ex-girlfriend’s new lover.
     
    Oriental lesbian violent crime, to boot. (Or to bound slipper.)

    No slanted-orifice jokes now, guys. These cases do, however, take "lesbian bed death" to a too literal meaning.

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Anonymous

    , @J.Ross
    @Bragadocious

    Truly, these are some Dykes To Watch Out For.

  11. The elitist educational theorists who are responsible for the wreckage which is public education are epistemological child molesters. Their policies lead to physical child molestation.

  12. We don’t need to overthink this. Trannies are mentally ill. No one should be surprised if they are prone to hysterical outbursts, violence and ultimately suicide. They are “more to be pitied than censured.” But that doesn’t mean that we need to integrate them into society.

    • Agree: Gordo, Enemy of Earth
    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
    @Wade Hampton

    This suggestion runs counter to Modern Education's Best Practices Style Guidelines. According to these, "mainstreaming" anything from the mildly retarded to the psychotically violent is not only optimal for them, but good for all the other students in their places of incarceration.

    Additionally, it blurs the distinction between schools and prisons, a societally valuable goal. Predation by psychopaths fairly common in prisons? Well, let's see to it that it is common in schools, as well.

    Replies: @Wade Hampton

  13. @J.Ross
    OT -- a cabal of Michiganders has been indicted for embezzling millions of dollars from Amazon dotcom.
    [picture of professional wrestling magnate Vince MacMahon waking from a night of restless dreams with only two legs, doing nothing, underneath him]
    They targeted the university textbook rental service.
    [picture of Vince MacMahon realizing that the unexamined life is not worth living]
    They rented many books without any intention of returning them.
    [picture of Vince MacMahon explaining to sorrowful Arjuna why the show must go on]
    They then sold them for cash to gullible university students.
    [Vince MacMahon realizing that steel is nothing next to the hand which wields it]

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/michigan-men-charged-with-stealing-1-5-million-worth-of-textbooks-from-amazons-rental-service-and-selling-them-for-cash-11634321116?mod=hp_minor_pos26

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyVPyKrx0Xo

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Stebbing Heuer, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato

    OT — a cabal of Michiganders has been indicted for embezzling millions of dollars from Amazon dotcom.

    Stealing from the global plantation store is the most serious of crimes!

    • LOL: El Dato
  14. @SafeNow
    I don’t frock or rape, but I have a problem. Here in California, it is a criminal offense to molest or annoy a teenager. Yes, “annoy.” (Penal Code 647.6). I just now walked to the curb to bring in the trash cans, and a teenage guy, obese and on the triggerable spectrum, was passing by. Our eyes met. (to ignore his existence might be annoying.) To say hello or smile might be interpreted as too becoming, and thus annoying. To do nothing might be annoying. I gave him a fast nod, around 5 degrees of arc. (anything greater could be seen as a sarcastic bow.) He returned the exact same.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Almost Missouri, @Cloudbuster

    ‘…I have a problem. Here in California…’

    There’s your problem. You’re in California.

  15. It was one of the key examples of what the association said proved that “America’s public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat” from a “growing number of threats of violence and acts of intimidation occurring across the nation.”

    Parasites get really annoyed when people point out they are parasites.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
    @AnotherDad

    The teacher cries out when She hits You; or your child.

  16. @Nikolai Vladivostok
    I'm a long way away and not sure what to make of this. Do Americans or other Western readers have personal experience of these clashes, or is the bathroom mixing, CRT etc. only going on in a few, weird areas? One gets the impression from the media that school board meetings are blowing up everywhere.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Ben tillman, @AndrewR

    I’m not so far away, and I’m not sure what to make of it either. But I can confirm that there are a lot of ideological psychos, and that they are attracted to children (a.k.a., “education”), and that the psycho ideology even trickles down to the children themselves. A majority? I dunno. Definitely a significant minority, and a much bigger group, probably a majority, who acquiesce out of naïve moral vanity (“virtue signaling”) and/or practical pusillanimity.

    I’ve been saying for years that the Left’s low birth rates don’t trouble them because they know that while you may birth children, they will raise them (“We don’t need our own children, we have yours!”). Parents such as those in affluent Louden County are now realizing what this means in practice.

  17. @SafeNow
    I don’t frock or rape, but I have a problem. Here in California, it is a criminal offense to molest or annoy a teenager. Yes, “annoy.” (Penal Code 647.6). I just now walked to the curb to bring in the trash cans, and a teenage guy, obese and on the triggerable spectrum, was passing by. Our eyes met. (to ignore his existence might be annoying.) To say hello or smile might be interpreted as too becoming, and thus annoying. To do nothing might be annoying. I gave him a fast nod, around 5 degrees of arc. (anything greater could be seen as a sarcastic bow.) He returned the exact same.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Almost Missouri, @Cloudbuster

    I don’t frock or rape

    If you ever do decide to rape, frocking seems to be the smart way to go about it. Authorities are slow to prosecute, and even flatly deny that you exist as a predator. And the media will wear out their A, L, E, and G keys inserting “alleged” before each and every word potentially impugning you.

    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
    @Almost Missouri

    The final indignity inflicted on feminists: men discovering that skirts and dresses are great rape attire.

    Conversely, the boiler suits and codpieces of Alex and his droogs in Clockwork Orange would seem to hinder them in the pursuit of the old in-out in-out, though they make do. A remake is in order.

  18. @JimDandy
    Technically, he identifies as "Genderfluid" which is a pretty cool way of getting into female spaces and then explaining the ensuing erections. This rapist has high-profile predecessors, including the Wi Spa sex criminal and the Anthony Perkins character in Psycho.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara, @Reg Cæsar, @CCZ

    Absolutely right. If “gender fluid” means anything (yeah, I know, words are just clubs to them) it means being male or female on a moment to moment basis, — sort of like Rorschach’s mask in Watchment — and hence these (hey, that pronoun does work here!) should have their own bathrooms, like the handicapped (not that I’m comparing them in either direction).

    One does need a lot of parens in today’s discourse.

    • Agree: JimDandy
  19. @AnotherDad

    It was one of the key examples of what the association said proved that “America’s public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat” from a “growing number of threats of violence and acts of intimidation occurring across the nation.”
     
    Parasites get really annoyed when people point out they are parasites.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

    The teacher cries out when She hits You; or your child.

  20. OT:

    David Amess: MP’s killing declared a terrorist incident

    A 25-year-old man, believed to be a Briton with Somali heritage, is in custody and has been arrested on suspicion of murder

    • Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose
    @PiltdownMan

    Let's see if it gets anything close to the coverage of Jo Cox. More likely it'll be subtle variations on 'That's what you get for being hateful" from the hateful lying leftist press and culturati.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Pericles
    @PiltdownMan

    Just part and parcel of living in the big city, whitey.

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian

  21. OT: As late as 2016 RBG was talking like Steve Sailer.

    https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2021/10/13/katie-couric-admits-she-edited-ruth-bader-ginsburgs-knock-against-anthem-kneelers/

    In her new memoir, Going There, journalist Katie Couric admitted that she edited comments from the now-deceased Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her 2016 interview with Yahoo! News to protect her from severe public backlash. The Justice’s crime? Criticizing the national anthem kneelers.

    Though the original interview quoted Ginsburg calling the anthem protests “dumb and disrespectful,” Couric omitted parts she deemed more problematic, such as when Ginsburg reportedly said that the protesters were showing “contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life.”

    Ginsburg added, “Which they probably could not have lived in the places they came from…as they became older they realize that this was youthful folly. And that’s why education is important.”

    • Thanks: Gabe Ruth
    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Altai

    I know a bunch of old lefties who still say those things. The problem is that, just like Ginsburg, irrespective of what they say, when the rubber meets the road they vote/judge/donate/buy/etc. in the way that most metastasizes wokeness. And no amount of confronting them with the consequences of their actions will dissuade them from the conviction that they are "doing the right thing". It's like they're hardwired to push left no matter what, even when they talk right. Their rational minds simply don't control enough of their actions for their words to mean anything.

    Politically, they are a pestilence. Their words give false comfort to the right and real stimulation to the left, while their actions consistently support the left and confound the right. It's the worst of both worlds: insincere agreement where it could have done good combined with actual support where it does the most harm.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @Reg Cæsar, @Observator, @SunBakedSuburb

    , @Polistra
    @Altai

    Worth emphasizing: the significant fact isn't that Justice Ginsburg said these things, but that Katie Couric felt it proper (and herself duly authorized) to prevent the public from hearing them.

    Replies: @duncsbaby

    , @AndrewR
    @Altai

    There is a lot to take away from this story, but I think it's worth noting how this story highlights RBG's love of government. To her, the flag represents the government which creates prosperity. This is baffling to me but this was a key foundation of her worldview and her juris"prudence."

  22. @Almost Missouri
    @SafeNow


    I don’t frock or rape
     
    If you ever do decide to rape, frocking seems to be the smart way to go about it. Authorities are slow to prosecute, and even flatly deny that you exist as a predator. And the media will wear out their A, L, E, and G keys inserting "alleged" before each and every word potentially impugning you.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

    The final indignity inflicted on feminists: men discovering that skirts and dresses are great rape attire.

    Conversely, the boiler suits and codpieces of Alex and his droogs in Clockwork Orange would seem to hinder them in the pursuit of the old in-out in-out, though they make do. A remake is in order.

  23. Hate has no place in our sacred democracy. This is who we are.

  24. The lawsuit comes after Smiths demanded the resignation of Loudoun County Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler for what they say was a cover-up of the incident. They say they are not anti-gay, but do not approve of ‘transgender kids’ stuff’.

    That they must answer this question and defend themselves from this ‘accusation’ tells you where this is headed.

    But even if they were ‘anti-gay,’ it would be totally irrelevant to the question of whether or not their daughter was raped.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    If the boy were gay then presumably he wouldn't have raped any girls.

    Replies: @El Dato

  25. I looked up the charges mentioned above because I thought some things were missing. Yes, they are — and this is just for the first girl, whose dad got arrested. God knows what happened to the second girl. Well, since her attacker never should have had the chance to go after her, I am pretty sure her family will sue the school district too so eventually we will know more.

    According to the dad’s lawyer:

    “Smith’s attorney, Elizabeth Lancaster, told The Daily Wire that the boy had been charged with two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of anal sodomy and one county [sic] of forcible fellatio, all in regards to the incident.

    When Smith was called to the school that day, he’d just been told that his daughter had been assaulted. But after he arrived, The Daily Wire reported, “he determined that what had happened was not a case of his daughter being beaten up: It was far more serious.”

    However, the school told Smith it was going to handle the incident “in-house,” apparently meaning without involving law enforcement. Smith said he lost his temper.

    “Deputies from the sheriff’s office ultimately responded to the school — not to investigate the alleged rape of a child, Smith said, but because school administrators called them on him for making a scene about it,” The Daily Wire reported.”

    https://www.westernjournal.com/loudoun-county-dad-says-daughter-raped-boy-girls-bathroom-school-tried-cover/

    • Thanks: Polistra
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @notsaying

    The grown-up sadism in the rape tells me that the reveal about the attacker will probably be more diversity-relevant than one might think at this point in time.

    Replies: @Forbes

    , @Jim Don Bob
    @notsaying

    Betcha the gender fluid attacker was a POC. We'd have heard more about him were he white. Good thing she's not my daughter.

  26. @PiltdownMan
    OT:


    David Amess: MP’s killing declared a terrorist incident

    A 25-year-old man, believed to be a Briton with Somali heritage, is in custody and has been arrested on suspicion of murder
     

     

    Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose, @Pericles

    Let’s see if it gets anything close to the coverage of Jo Cox. More likely it’ll be subtle variations on ‘That’s what you get for being hateful” from the hateful lying leftist press and culturati.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    David Amess throughout his life, and, near the end of her life, Jo Cox seriously upset the Deep State.

    We are already seeing the mixed signals characteristic of a false flag. In one report, Amess was killed during a service in a Methodist church which the perpetrator invaded. Another version insiste he was murdered during a "constituency surgery" event (i.e. scheduled meeting with voters).

    It is quite likely that the alleged perpetrators in both cases were mere Oswalds acting - wittingly or not - for unknown principals.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @El Dato, @J.Ross, @Expletive Deleted, @Anonymous

  27. Seems all this attention being lavished on severely mentally-ill homosexuals is beginning to exasperate the aficionados of the religion of peace, and they want the headlines back, pretty please. Also their dresses are better, they claim.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/15/uk/uk-mp-stabbed-intl-gbr/index.html

    Amess was that rarest of beings, a sincere and exceptionally hardworking parliamentarian, animal protection advocate (lots of dogs), family man (five kids), devout Catholic and all-round good guy, even politically. Nobody had a bad thing to say about him, even his opponents.
    https://news.sky.com/story/sir-david-amess-from-a-humble-east-end-background-to-a-38-year-career-as-an-animal-loving-mp-12434605

    But no man can predict the irrepressible stabbiness of Somalis, who will hunt you down even in a church.
    Best not say anything, it’s they culcha innit.

  28. Don’t Make The Ex-Men Angry!

  29. As America becomes more and more like Latin America, vigilantism is going to increase.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Flip

    Victims of viligantism fight back!

    Armed activist shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during Kenosha riot sues city, county & police for ‘conspiring with vigilantes’


    In the lawsuit filed on Thursday in the US District Court in Milwaukee, Grosskreutz argued that Kenosha law enforcement officers deliberately “conspired” with “white nationalist militia persons,” which led to Rittenhouse injuring him and killing two others.

    Grosskreutz alleged that local authorities essentially deputized Rittenhouse and other “vigilantes,” allowing them to patrol the streets and “shoot and kill innocent citizens.”

     

    Can't really write what I would do with Mr Grosskreutz as this would expose my germanic roots but I'm sure no "innocent citizens" were hurt by anyone other than Antifa/BLM.
    , @Gabe Ruth
    @Flip

    Inshallah, brother, and if it doesn't may our children and grandchildren curse us for our cowardice.

  30. @Altai
    OT: As late as 2016 RBG was talking like Steve Sailer.

    https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2021/10/13/katie-couric-admits-she-edited-ruth-bader-ginsburgs-knock-against-anthem-kneelers/

    In her new memoir, Going There, journalist Katie Couric admitted that she edited comments from the now-deceased Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her 2016 interview with Yahoo! News to protect her from severe public backlash. The Justice’s crime? Criticizing the national anthem kneelers.

    Though the original interview quoted Ginsburg calling the anthem protests “dumb and disrespectful,” Couric omitted parts she deemed more problematic, such as when Ginsburg reportedly said that the protesters were showing “contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life.”

    Ginsburg added, “Which they probably could not have lived in the places they came from…as they became older they realize that this was youthful folly. And that’s why education is important.”
     

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Polistra, @AndrewR

    I know a bunch of old lefties who still say those things. The problem is that, just like Ginsburg, irrespective of what they say, when the rubber meets the road they vote/judge/donate/buy/etc. in the way that most metastasizes wokeness. And no amount of confronting them with the consequences of their actions will dissuade them from the conviction that they are “doing the right thing”. It’s like they’re hardwired to push left no matter what, even when they talk right. Their rational minds simply don’t control enough of their actions for their words to mean anything.

    Politically, they are a pestilence. Their words give false comfort to the right and real stimulation to the left, while their actions consistently support the left and confound the right. It’s the worst of both worlds: insincere agreement where it could have done good combined with actual support where it does the most harm.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
    @Almost Missouri

    A variation on this same problem are the liberal death cultists who flee states like California to Republican states, because of the former’s crazy policies, only to aggressively support the identical policies they just fled.

    Replies: @OilcanFloyd, @AnotherDad

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Almost Missouri


    when the rubber meets the road they vote/judge/donate/buy/etc. in the way that most metastasizes wokeness.
     
    They don't buy houses that way!


    Somewhat related, here is a very useful map showing the future of Europe, which we should embrace and adopt posthaste and forthwith:


    https://external-preview.redd.it/t7pUEVtNx5MpOAK-gkro4YLRyaPS5GdhkJj6fLBhOng.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=2c671673631e434786aaa554997b0ea34ef2cded

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    , @Observator
    @Almost Missouri

    Maybe ask yourself when you are tempted to rant about “leftists” and how different/crazy/dangerous they are, who most benefits when I think of my fellow citizens this way? Could it be the same folks who claim that the so-called domestic terrorists of Jan. 6 are the greatest danger to our so-called freedom? Or is it just coincidence that “they” control all our sources of information. Do you actually, personally know any leftists, or gays, or black people, to sit with them and hear what they really have to say?

    Many years ago I lived in Appalachia, on a farm with my new wife’s parents, and for this Boston boy it was a revelation. Down there some of the most decent people I’ve ever met had politics (and a certain angry, judgmental religion) I couldn’t stomach, while up here many of those I tended to agree with politically were such insecure phony-intellectual snobs I couldn’t stand them socially. I keep this lesson in mind. I still can’t make up my mind which side I would favor (as if it matters) when the storm that is now on the near horizon finally breaks.

    Replies: @OilcanFloyd, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Almost Missouri

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Almost Missouri

    "Politically, they are a pestilence."

    The authoritarian wokeism contrived by European and American billionaires to topple Western political and cultural systems is indeed a pestilence. These are the same "wealth generators" that you and your fellow flaccid conservative market fundamentalists pedestalized and glorified as great brains. Combined with the worship of Rabbi Jesus, which essentially makes you and your ilk unwitting crypto Jews, white male conservatives prepared the soil from whence this poison sprang.

    Congratulations.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  31. Rob says:

    This is completely, totally, wildly off-topic. It’s about coronavirus, which, if I understand correctly, is a popular subject around here. I’ll go ahead and give ya a MORE tag.

    [MORE]

    Hey, thanks for clicking! Over on his blog, Agnostic has a series of posts on theories of how germs go from infecting one critter/person to the next critter/person. Whether they are contagious, as in spread by direct contact, handshake, sex, etc or mediated, like spread from a person to a medium, like air or water, then from the medium to the next victim.

    He argues that most diseases do spread through a miasma. In a very important sense, he might argue, malaria is spread through bad air. What’s bad about this air? It’s full of effing anopheles mosquitoes carrying malaria sporozoites! Mosquitoes get around through the air, people!

    He thinks coronaviruses get from bat to bat in caves through a sick bat contaminating the medium, air, that the bats are in, rather than through bat A sneezing coronavirus into bat B’s face. He argues that this menthol of transmission pre-adapted coronavirus to spread through the air in our indoor environments, which is similar to cave air in that there is little airflow, multiple bat-like creatures (us) breathe in air in our cave-like buildings contaminated by our infected bat-like friends, other people.

    Neo-miasma is a good theory for respiratory viruses and maybe a bunch of others. Even most GI bugs likely spread through a medium. An infected worker prepares food. The customer eats food. No contact is required. Handshakes are fairly safe.

    One might argue, though I don’t think he does, that believing in contagion, direct transmission through contact, is psychologically appealing. Believing contagion gives you a sense of control. You can avoid touching things. You can train yourself not to rub your eyes or put your fingers in your mouth. You don’t have to shake hands during cold and flu season… this psychology was very clear in March of 2020 when the media were telling us “there is no evidence that masks work” and to rub alcohol into our hands every few seconds. But miasma? You gotta breathe! I quit once, for like three days. Could not have done it without gum. (I kid, you autists) Back when China was not sending us masks and the elite did not want to have it widely known that our hollowed-out economy could not produce masks, hand-sanitizing gave people the sense of control and superiority – “those dumb rubes in Trumplandia think respiratory viruses spread through the air! Why would a virus that infects your airways spread through the air? They are so dumb! Time for another performative hand-sanitizing!” – later on, when China solved their CoronaCrisis and started sending us masks again, wearing a mask gives that same sense of control and superiority. Though I must admit, I wear a mask. Maybe it helps? I’m kinda at the point where I don’t care if in-vaccinated people get COVID, though.

    Anyway, he says that MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a coronavirus that is less infectious but deadlier than COVID got its start when it did (recently) because the nomads were settled, and started keeping their camels in barns, which bats, the original source, decided were cave-like enough to live in. The disease spread through the air from bat to camel to man. He argues that miasma (he does not call it that right there) a contaminated medium is more likely than bats giving CPR to camels, or whatever direct contact would entail.

    I encourage you to read the entire series of posts and come back here to comment, cuz I can’t comment there. I think he says he does not let people comment using Apple stuff. Maybe it’s personal. Can’t blame him.

    Here’s my comment, with some additions.

    I wonder if the nomadic aspect is one reason Indians were so vulnerable to infectious diseases. And relatedly, why they did not have many diseases to give us, save syphilis, which does spread through direct contact. Obviously, they were vulnerable because the founding population was small and the balance of selection switching from infectious disease to autoimmune diseases.

    Seem to recall that rheumatoid arthritis is likely caused by a New World infectious agent. Neo-miasma theory suggests that this is a contagious disease, spread by direct contact. Worth thinking about whether this is an STD. Are there other sorts of diseases that spread through contagion? Warts? Acne? Dental carries? Regardless, we should not look at respiratory diseases as possible causes of arthritis.

    Since neo-miasma is obviously true, what societal adjustments should people who effing LOVE science consider?

    Recently settled nomads are important populations to watch for early detection of new diseases. Also places where they keep live “bush meat” indoors. Especially when those markets are close to virology centers, likely serving up the experimental animals from gain of function experiments. People who are settled but still hunt might transfer animal diseases, but they’d probably have to keep the animals alive. So exotic pet suppliers should try to keep the bats away.

    Genetic engineering to make domestic animals more resistant to disease should be considered. Also reducing contact between microbats and people and domestic animals. Are there any birds that prey on microbats that could be encouraged in third-world barns? Sort of analogously to barns and cats. Maybe release poisoned insects into the barns or near the barns? In the long run, engineering domestic animals to be more disease-resistant should be on the table.

    Spelunkers around the world should probably wear really good masks, right? At least when they go into caves that bats live in. Researchers going to bat caves to sample the viruses need good masks, too. Maybe they could send drones in to sample the air, instead of people breathing the air while they capture bats?

    As neo-miasma applies to a lot of old diseases, there are larger-scale changes to consider. For new construction, HVAC systems’ air intakes should be on the ceiling. Fans need to run in cold flu seasons. Pulling air up, of course. Recycled air should be well filtered or UV-sterilized. This is especially important in schools. My theory is fall is so awful for respiratory disease because of kids going back to school. Admittedly, not as good a theory as neo-miasma.

    Behavioral changes should be on the table. Seems to me that respiratory infections are most dangerous in nursing homes and hospitals and most common in schools and daycares, so those are the places that changes should be made first. Schools need to end their perfect attendance awards. Companies should let sick workers take more paid time off, like until they aren’t sick. Even part-timers in retail should get sick days. For waiters, sick time pay should include tips, at least at some percentage of declared tips. I have read the average cold lasts 9 days when you muscle through it, changing as little of your life as possible, but just a day if you go home and go to sleep. I’m sure that’s an exaggeration, but businesses might get more work out of their workers if working throughout a respiratory illness were not seen as laudable.

    This is not in my comment there (if it published)

    Is there a range of UV frequency and intensity and exposure time that will ruin viral genomes, but not damage peoples’ eyes or skin? Like, destroy the viruses before they will diffuse or blow from an infected to uninflected office/classmate? There must be. People don’t get colds in the summer much, or even the winter. I think there must be. No virus has melanin or a UV-blocking chemical, and there have not been confirmed outdoor COVID transmissions even in winter. Unless there is crazy snow, people don’t get tan in winter outdoors, right?

    Is blue light at high enough frequency chemical bond-breaking? If so, get just above that in the UV, so it’s not visible, and do UV for like 3 seconds every minute, 10 seconds a minute…Try lots of scenarios and intensities in rooms with volunteers and infected people sneezing/coughing/breathing. See if any UV intensity/time regimes prevent transmission without doing much skin damage. Or Hell, skin cancer does not correlate with sun exposure per se, it correlates much more strongly with number of sunburns. Getting some winter UV might even prevent skin cancer. White people like being tan, right? Cataract surgery works very well, too. UV-blocking glasses and contacts are possible, and maybe already exist? I mean not sunglasses.

    There was a guy at iSteve a while back, DanHessinMD, who was either Dan Hessin, MD, or, more likely, Dan Hess in Maryland. I once asked which it was. He did not answer but responded to posts that Steve approved after he approved mine. That is telling, but not proof. Anyway, he pounded on humidity as an effective antiviral. Is he still around? I might check commenters’ history and see. Maybe he was right? We can just humidify the air inside and prevent colds, flu, and Cthulhu/Cfluwu? Even if it doesn’t work directly on viruses, if it makes our cilia work better or the mucus less viscous or whatever, I can see it having an effect. He did cite research. Never read it, I’ll see what I can pull up on PubMed. Maybe he was just trying to sell humidifiers, though.

    Aerosol vs surface spread of cold and flu is testable. At least if they still do experiments where people are deliberately infected with colds. Take two known DNA sequences and put a 30 or so base randomized sequence between them. Statistically, each one of a bunch of genomes will have an individual sequence. Put those sequences (known1-random-known2) into cold virus genomes. Infect volunteer(s) with lots of pfu. Put them into simulated offices/classrooms with other volunteers. Or real ones, like maybe use army personnel? Pentagon loses lots of man-hours to respiratory diseases. Military costs us prolly two trillion a year (including opportunity costs) we might as well utilize it. Over a week, lots of people will have caught a cold from the originally infected pop. Get lots of snot out of the not-originally infected cold-havers and sequence the viral genomes for the Radom inserts… If they were infected by droplets on surfaces, they will have more of the unique genome sequences than if they were infected by suspended aerosol particles in the air, because big droplets will have more viral particles, so more of the unique sequences. Would also have to have some people directly infected by aerosol and surface droplets.

    Having a good idea of the number of initial viral genomes in a typical infection would be good to have. Different evolutionary scenarios are more likely with different population sizes. I know intentional infections with diseases can be reliably induced by less than 1 PFU, plaque-forming unit, the number of “live” viruses required to cause a cell culture infection at one spot. Akin to CFU, colony firming unit, that causes a single spot in agar in a petri dish. But how many different viruses cause a typical infection?

    Be interesting to know the average ages of medium-mediated diseases compared to contract-mediated ones. Are STDs usually a lot older than, say, influenza?

    Congratulations if you read this whole comment. That Would Be Telling, I’m looking at you. Maybe Res? TWBT, have seen DRACO? Would not help with retroviruses or DNA viruses, but is a plausible tech for most.

    • Replies: @Triteleia Laxa
    @Rob

    No.

    , @Kratoklastes
    @Rob

    'Neo-miasma' is a typically-American term: it pretends to recognise something that is already a known known, by relying on an ignorant definition of a different known known. It relies on ignorance of what 'miasma' means.

    Airborne transmission (the known known) is not miasma.

    Miasma theory did not hold that different diseases were caused by different pathogens, some of which could be transmitted in the air: it asserted that all communicable diseases were transmitted via noxious fumes from any fetid or otherwise decomposing material. So a peat bog could give you everything from influenza to the plague, irrespective of whether anything in the bog was a repository of either pathogen.

    'Neo-miasma' is to 'airborne transmissibility' as 'neo-epistemology' is to 'Yanklish bullshit'.

    Replies: @Rob

    , @Bill Jones
    @Rob

    I was amused at the start of your tome when you picked up the malaria topic. During my extensive research on the Corona scam I found there was a little, not so much an organization as, rather, a meme, called Malaria Control War Areas, that grew out of the miasma of the Roosevelt Administration that was the breeding ground of so much of the Fascist State we now enjoy. MCWA mutated to become the CDC.
    I think the point at which all hope was lost was 40 odd years ago with the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980.
    That established the principle that employees of the CDC could be co-patent-holders of drugs on which they had worked with the drug companies.
    From then on the CDC was set on the course to where it is simply the marketing arm of big Pharma.

  32. @Rob
    This is completely, totally, wildly off-topic. It’s about coronavirus, which, if I understand correctly, is a popular subject around here. I’ll go ahead and give ya a MORE tag.

    Hey, thanks for clicking! Over on his blog, Agnostic has a series of posts on theories of how germs go from infecting one critter/person to the next critter/person. Whether they are contagious, as in spread by direct contact, handshake, sex, etc or mediated, like spread from a person to a medium, like air or water, then from the medium to the next victim.

    He argues that most diseases do spread through a miasma. In a very important sense, he might argue, malaria is spread through bad air. What’s bad about this air? It’s full of effing anopheles mosquitoes carrying malaria sporozoites! Mosquitoes get around through the air, people!

    He thinks coronaviruses get from bat to bat in caves through a sick bat contaminating the medium, air, that the bats are in, rather than through bat A sneezing coronavirus into bat B’s face. He argues that this menthol of transmission pre-adapted coronavirus to spread through the air in our indoor environments, which is similar to cave air in that there is little airflow, multiple bat-like creatures (us) breathe in air in our cave-like buildings contaminated by our infected bat-like friends, other people.

    Neo-miasma is a good theory for respiratory viruses and maybe a bunch of others. Even most GI bugs likely spread through a medium. An infected worker prepares food. The customer eats food. No contact is required. Handshakes are fairly safe.

    One might argue, though I don’t think he does, that believing in contagion, direct transmission through contact, is psychologically appealing. Believing contagion gives you a sense of control. You can avoid touching things. You can train yourself not to rub your eyes or put your fingers in your mouth. You don’t have to shake hands during cold and flu season… this psychology was very clear in March of 2020 when the media were telling us “there is no evidence that masks work” and to rub alcohol into our hands every few seconds. But miasma? You gotta breathe! I quit once, for like three days. Could not have done it without gum. (I kid, you autists) Back when China was not sending us masks and the elite did not want to have it widely known that our hollowed-out economy could not produce masks, hand-sanitizing gave people the sense of control and superiority - “those dumb rubes in Trumplandia think respiratory viruses spread through the air! Why would a virus that infects your airways spread through the air? They are so dumb! Time for another performative hand-sanitizing!” - later on, when China solved their CoronaCrisis and started sending us masks again, wearing a mask gives that same sense of control and superiority. Though I must admit, I wear a mask. Maybe it helps? I’m kinda at the point where I don’t care if in-vaccinated people get COVID, though.

    Anyway, he says that MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a coronavirus that is less infectious but deadlier than COVID got its start when it did (recently) because the nomads were settled, and started keeping their camels in barns, which bats, the original source, decided were cave-like enough to live in. The disease spread through the air from bat to camel to man. He argues that miasma (he does not call it that right there) a contaminated medium is more likely than bats giving CPR to camels, or whatever direct contact would entail.

    I encourage you to read the entire series of posts and come back here to comment, cuz I can’t comment there. I think he says he does not let people comment using Apple stuff. Maybe it’s personal. Can’t blame him.

    Here’s my comment, with some additions.

    I wonder if the nomadic aspect is one reason Indians were so vulnerable to infectious diseases. And relatedly, why they did not have many diseases to give us, save syphilis, which does spread through direct contact. Obviously, they were vulnerable because the founding population was small and the balance of selection switching from infectious disease to autoimmune diseases.

    Seem to recall that rheumatoid arthritis is likely caused by a New World infectious agent. Neo-miasma theory suggests that this is a contagious disease, spread by direct contact. Worth thinking about whether this is an STD. Are there other sorts of diseases that spread through contagion? Warts? Acne? Dental carries? Regardless, we should not look at respiratory diseases as possible causes of arthritis.

    Since neo-miasma is obviously true, what societal adjustments should people who effing LOVE science consider?

    Recently settled nomads are important populations to watch for early detection of new diseases. Also places where they keep live “bush meat” indoors. Especially when those markets are close to virology centers, likely serving up the experimental animals from gain of function experiments. People who are settled but still hunt might transfer animal diseases, but they’d probably have to keep the animals alive. So exotic pet suppliers should try to keep the bats away.

    Genetic engineering to make domestic animals more resistant to disease should be considered. Also reducing contact between microbats and people and domestic animals. Are there any birds that prey on microbats that could be encouraged in third-world barns? Sort of analogously to barns and cats. Maybe release poisoned insects into the barns or near the barns? In the long run, engineering domestic animals to be more disease-resistant should be on the table.

    Spelunkers around the world should probably wear really good masks, right? At least when they go into caves that bats live in. Researchers going to bat caves to sample the viruses need good masks, too. Maybe they could send drones in to sample the air, instead of people breathing the air while they capture bats?

    As neo-miasma applies to a lot of old diseases, there are larger-scale changes to consider. For new construction, HVAC systems’ air intakes should be on the ceiling. Fans need to run in cold flu seasons. Pulling air up, of course. Recycled air should be well filtered or UV-sterilized. This is especially important in schools. My theory is fall is so awful for respiratory disease because of kids going back to school. Admittedly, not as good a theory as neo-miasma.

    Behavioral changes should be on the table. Seems to me that respiratory infections are most dangerous in nursing homes and hospitals and most common in schools and daycares, so those are the places that changes should be made first. Schools need to end their perfect attendance awards. Companies should let sick workers take more paid time off, like until they aren’t sick. Even part-timers in retail should get sick days. For waiters, sick time pay should include tips, at least at some percentage of declared tips. I have read the average cold lasts 9 days when you muscle through it, changing as little of your life as possible, but just a day if you go home and go to sleep. I’m sure that’s an exaggeration, but businesses might get more work out of their workers if working throughout a respiratory illness were not seen as laudable.

    This is not in my comment there (if it published)

    Is there a range of UV frequency and intensity and exposure time that will ruin viral genomes, but not damage peoples’ eyes or skin? Like, destroy the viruses before they will diffuse or blow from an infected to uninflected office/classmate? There must be. People don’t get colds in the summer much, or even the winter. I think there must be. No virus has melanin or a UV-blocking chemical, and there have not been confirmed outdoor COVID transmissions even in winter. Unless there is crazy snow, people don’t get tan in winter outdoors, right?

    Is blue light at high enough frequency chemical bond-breaking? If so, get just above that in the UV, so it’s not visible, and do UV for like 3 seconds every minute, 10 seconds a minute…Try lots of scenarios and intensities in rooms with volunteers and infected people sneezing/coughing/breathing. See if any UV intensity/time regimes prevent transmission without doing much skin damage. Or Hell, skin cancer does not correlate with sun exposure per se, it correlates much more strongly with number of sunburns. Getting some winter UV might even prevent skin cancer. White people like being tan, right? Cataract surgery works very well, too. UV-blocking glasses and contacts are possible, and maybe already exist? I mean not sunglasses.

    There was a guy at iSteve a while back, DanHessinMD, who was either Dan Hessin, MD, or, more likely, Dan Hess in Maryland. I once asked which it was. He did not answer but responded to posts that Steve approved after he approved mine. That is telling, but not proof. Anyway, he pounded on humidity as an effective antiviral. Is he still around? I might check commenters’ history and see. Maybe he was right? We can just humidify the air inside and prevent colds, flu, and Cthulhu/Cfluwu? Even if it doesn’t work directly on viruses, if it makes our cilia work better or the mucus less viscous or whatever, I can see it having an effect. He did cite research. Never read it, I’ll see what I can pull up on PubMed. Maybe he was just trying to sell humidifiers, though.

    Aerosol vs surface spread of cold and flu is testable. At least if they still do experiments where people are deliberately infected with colds. Take two known DNA sequences and put a 30 or so base randomized sequence between them. Statistically, each one of a bunch of genomes will have an individual sequence. Put those sequences (known1-random-known2) into cold virus genomes. Infect volunteer(s) with lots of pfu. Put them into simulated offices/classrooms with other volunteers. Or real ones, like maybe use army personnel? Pentagon loses lots of man-hours to respiratory diseases. Military costs us prolly two trillion a year (including opportunity costs) we might as well utilize it. Over a week, lots of people will have caught a cold from the originally infected pop. Get lots of snot out of the not-originally infected cold-havers and sequence the viral genomes for the Radom inserts... If they were infected by droplets on surfaces, they will have more of the unique genome sequences than if they were infected by suspended aerosol particles in the air, because big droplets will have more viral particles, so more of the unique sequences. Would also have to have some people directly infected by aerosol and surface droplets.

    Having a good idea of the number of initial viral genomes in a typical infection would be good to have. Different evolutionary scenarios are more likely with different population sizes. I know intentional infections with diseases can be reliably induced by less than 1 PFU, plaque-forming unit, the number of “live” viruses required to cause a cell culture infection at one spot. Akin to CFU, colony firming unit, that causes a single spot in agar in a petri dish. But how many different viruses cause a typical infection?

    Be interesting to know the average ages of medium-mediated diseases compared to contract-mediated ones. Are STDs usually a lot older than, say, influenza?

    Congratulations if you read this whole comment. That Would Be Telling, I’m looking at you. Maybe Res? TWBT, have seen DRACO? Would not help with retroviruses or DNA viruses, but is a plausible tech for most.

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa, @Kratoklastes, @Bill Jones

    No.

  33. Two points: Firstly, although Loudoun is WAY white and Indian, I’m guessing this kid was black.

    Secondly, Don’t you think there was a conference call between the DOJ and the NSBA and the Attorney General’s Office before this letter was written. I mean, these things don’t just happen. The Dept of Ed, civil rights division, the DOJ, and the NSBA all had a conference call and drafted this letter between them.

    I bet we could FOIA this and they’d give us a bunch of heavily redacted emails between them all showing that this was written in concert.

    • Agree: JerseyJeffersonian
  34. @Thomas
    Of course, the issue isn't really the fetishists in frocks, whom in a healthy society would be safely institutionalized for appropriate treatment. It's the people with institutional power like the school board president, or the fucking Attorney General of the United States, who will come down on anyone who takes exception to their daughter being raped by one of these gorks. We had the preview of this coming attraction in Britain, where, over the past generation or two, the authorities suppressed complaints about gangs of Muslim pimps grooming White English girls.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Expletive Deleted, @Ben tillman

    ” .. fetishists in frocks, whom in a healthy society would be safely institutionalized” as bishops, lamas, imams, pujaris, priests and any sort of monk, as was the custom from time out of mind in those poorly organised agricultural civilisations which were incapable of engaging in sufficient quantity and duration of brutal exterminationist warfare (a post-Reformation European spécialité de la maison) to nullify the annoyingly excessive herd of desperate lowgrade sperm-projectors.

    Say yes to the dress.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Expletive Deleted

    Disgraced Catholic and Anglican clergy, guilty of sins of 'gross moral turpitude' were, in former times, said to be "defrocked", the quasi-official term to describe ejection from their calling.

    The frock in question - the badge of office, if you will, was, of course, that familiar old timely ecclesiastical garment, the cassock.

  35. Wizards in frocks are nice guys. But a rare official one just got canned. For his self-deprecating Benny Hill-style cracks.

    [Christchurch] is embarking on new tourism and promotional direction that will reflect its diverse communities and “showcase a vibrant, diverse, modern city that is attractive to residents, domestic and international visitors, new businesses, and skilled migrant workers”, [a council “spokesperson”] said.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/15/new-zealand-council-ends-contract-with-wizard-after-two-decades-of-service

    The chap, who arrive from England 45 years ago, is a skilled migrant worker, nitwit!

    This is more evidence of Steve’s point that when cities get more internally diverse, they get less externally so.

  36. anon[276] • Disclaimer says:

    Here’s an archive of the Daily Wire’s coverage that extensivley reports additional facts of interest. This situation appears to be, non-hyperbolically, an instance of Leftist school officials trying to pull a Rotherham-style cover-up in right here in America.

    What do you bet the suspect is a POC? It’s a very UPMC area, but I’d put the odds at 50:50 based on bell curve statistical reasoning concerning rapiness as well as the extent to which these administrators went to cover-up sexual assault (ze must be quite the humdinger!).

  37. @JimDandy
    Technically, he identifies as "Genderfluid" which is a pretty cool way of getting into female spaces and then explaining the ensuing erections. This rapist has high-profile predecessors, including the Wi Spa sex criminal and the Anthony Perkins character in Psycho.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara, @Reg Cæsar, @CCZ

    Technically, he identifies as “Genderfluid”

    O’Reilly was out of gender fluid on my last visit.

    • LOL: Ben tillman
    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Reg Cæsar

    Genderfluid:

    You should check it every two years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first.

    (Does anybody even see the humor in this anymore, or has everyone forgotten how things work? Don't worry, bozos, even your lawnmower -- should you actually choose to start it up yourself -- doesn't need an oil change anymore. You can be an idiot end user just like you are with your phone. Just don't try a Stihl chainsaw. They can be temperamental.)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Brutusale
    @Reg Cæsar

    “I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious genderfluids."
    —Brigadier General Mark Milley

  38. @Reg Cæsar
    @JimDandy


    Technically, he identifies as “Genderfluid”
     
    O'Reilly was out of gender fluid on my last visit.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Brutusale

    Genderfluid:

    You should check it every two years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first.

    (Does anybody even see the humor in this anymore, or has everyone forgotten how things work? Don’t worry, bozos, even your lawnmower — should you actually choose to start it up yourself — doesn’t need an oil change anymore. You can be an idiot end user just like you are with your phone. Just don’t try a Stihl chainsaw. They can be temperamental.)

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Just don’t try a Stihl chainsaw.
     
    I first read that as "Stetl".

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

  39. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose
    @PiltdownMan

    Let's see if it gets anything close to the coverage of Jo Cox. More likely it'll be subtle variations on 'That's what you get for being hateful" from the hateful lying leftist press and culturati.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    David Amess throughout his life, and, near the end of her life, Jo Cox seriously upset the Deep State.

    We are already seeing the mixed signals characteristic of a false flag. In one report, Amess was killed during a service in a Methodist church which the perpetrator invaded. Another version insiste he was murdered during a “constituency surgery” event (i.e. scheduled meeting with voters).

    It is quite likely that the alleged perpetrators in both cases were mere Oswalds acting – wittingly or not – for unknown principals.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    "We are already seeing the mixed signals characteristic of a false flag."

    Wouldn't a carefully organized conspiracy send out unmixed signals?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @El Dato
    @Anonymous

    We are mainly seeing psychologically troubled people shoehoring a conspiracy theory into a very small slit, as happens every single time a completely bog standard news event bubbles up to the infosurface.

    > unknown principals

    If you do a conspiracy theory you should at least have the common curtesy to make a guess at the "principals".

    , @J.Ross
    @Anonymous

    I reject this and in fact am even baffled by the British police searching for "extremist ties" (uh, you mean like cousins and parents in this case?). Somalis have a unique predisposition to completely unprovoked extreme violence, it's part of why they're one of the Three Nevers. There simply isn't a need to worry about why he did it because there is no why here.
    Also, Jo Cox, whether planned that way or not, is objectively a pro-establishment opportunity story. This is solidly anti-narrative, a "refugees"-welcome moron stabbed by his "guest." Maybe Cox was something, maybe not. I see no need for this to be something.

    , @Expletive Deleted
    @Anonymous

    There's no mystery. British MPs of any worth hold regular "surgeries" in their constituencies. The people they are supposed to represent in the House of Commons (regardless of that voter's political leanings) are permitted to fairly casually approach them with any issues, complaints or causes they feel are of sufficient importance to warrant a parliamentarian's attention.

    You used to be able to just rock up to the constituency office and ask for a chat when the MP wasn't in That London, but on his manor. I think about every fortnight. I think you need to book a slot now, after a series of recent attacks on/murders of MPs and their staff.
    These "surgeries" are also typically conducted in a fairly ad-hoc fashion all over the place for the convenience of the (pedestrian and elderly) public, particularly in thinly-populated and therefore extensive rural localities.
    Any suitable public building would be provided by custom. Even pubs or coffee-shops. It's our version of a "town hall" meeting, approximately, but more one-on-one for privacy.

    In this case it was either a church hall (attached to Belfairs Methodist Church) or the church itself.
    This pic shows how the two are arranged, common entrance, making it unclear which of the buildings Sir David was conducting his duties in. No religious service was involved or indeed being conducted at the time. Friday arvo. They're Methodists not Muslims. Most normal people are headed for the boozer right after.
    https://e3.365dm.com/21/10/1600x900/skynews-david-amess-mp-stabbing_5547303.jpg

    tl;dr
    lazy journos causing confusion, as usual

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    , @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    WOW! No fewer than three (3) commenters (not counting Steve Sailer's reasonable point) all jumping up to assure us that the oswald (sic) in this case acted entirely alone, and there couldn't possibly be a conspiracy to make an example of an MP who had long embarrassed and angered TPTB, pour décourager les autres.

  40. God bless The Daily Mail.

    • Agree: Polistra
    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    @Ben tillman

    And RT in addition to the DM! It's a damn shame when a Russian State propaganda organ is way more truthful than any of America's MSM!

  41. • Replies: @Polistra
    @Ralph L

    Agreed. And true to form, her resignation letter is full of self-congratulation and veiled accusations.

    Replies: @El Dato

  42. @Thomas
    Of course, the issue isn't really the fetishists in frocks, whom in a healthy society would be safely institutionalized for appropriate treatment. It's the people with institutional power like the school board president, or the fucking Attorney General of the United States, who will come down on anyone who takes exception to their daughter being raped by one of these gorks. We had the preview of this coming attraction in Britain, where, over the past generation or two, the authorities suppressed complaints about gangs of Muslim pimps grooming White English girls.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Expletive Deleted, @Ben tillman

    Exactly right. Our societal immune system has been hijacked.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Ben tillman

    Consider how much noise feminists have made over the past 50 years about sexual assault. Real ones, fake ones, what have you. Didn't matter. Each and every one—whether Mattress Girl or Jackie Coakley or Duke Lacrosse men—signaled something close to the end of the world.

    They're all silent as church mice when it comes to actual assaults — on children, by freaks, muslims, what have you.

    So long as the facts don't fit their narratives, facts don't matter.

    This pretty much gives the lie to their entire enterprise. But will they pay even the slightest price? Even in terms of general skepticism regarding their agitprop? Nope. Not a bit. Because they enjoy real privilege, not the kind retailed in the MSM.


    The father of a girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted in a Virginia school bathroom should be treated as a domestic terrorist, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) suggested in a pointed letter to the White House — after the distraught dad stormed a local school board meeting and demanded officials take responsibility.
     
  43. @J.Ross
    OT -- a cabal of Michiganders has been indicted for embezzling millions of dollars from Amazon dotcom.
    [picture of professional wrestling magnate Vince MacMahon waking from a night of restless dreams with only two legs, doing nothing, underneath him]
    They targeted the university textbook rental service.
    [picture of Vince MacMahon realizing that the unexamined life is not worth living]
    They rented many books without any intention of returning them.
    [picture of Vince MacMahon explaining to sorrowful Arjuna why the show must go on]
    They then sold them for cash to gullible university students.
    [Vince MacMahon realizing that steel is nothing next to the hand which wields it]

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/michigan-men-charged-with-stealing-1-5-million-worth-of-textbooks-from-amazons-rental-service-and-selling-them-for-cash-11634321116?mod=hp_minor_pos26

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyVPyKrx0Xo

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Stebbing Heuer, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato

    Great tune.

  44. @Nikolai Vladivostok
    I'm a long way away and not sure what to make of this. Do Americans or other Western readers have personal experience of these clashes, or is the bathroom mixing, CRT etc. only going on in a few, weird areas? One gets the impression from the media that school board meetings are blowing up everywhere.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Ben tillman, @AndrewR

    The bathroom mixing is rare. CRT lunatics are funded by the central government and do crazy stuff almost everywhere, but especially in the furthest-left areas like the DC suburbs in Virginia, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon.

  45. @Almost Missouri
    @Altai

    I know a bunch of old lefties who still say those things. The problem is that, just like Ginsburg, irrespective of what they say, when the rubber meets the road they vote/judge/donate/buy/etc. in the way that most metastasizes wokeness. And no amount of confronting them with the consequences of their actions will dissuade them from the conviction that they are "doing the right thing". It's like they're hardwired to push left no matter what, even when they talk right. Their rational minds simply don't control enough of their actions for their words to mean anything.

    Politically, they are a pestilence. Their words give false comfort to the right and real stimulation to the left, while their actions consistently support the left and confound the right. It's the worst of both worlds: insincere agreement where it could have done good combined with actual support where it does the most harm.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @Reg Cæsar, @Observator, @SunBakedSuburb

    A variation on this same problem are the liberal death cultists who flee states like California to Republican states, because of the former’s crazy policies, only to aggressively support the identical policies they just fled.

    • Replies: @OilcanFloyd
    @Nicholas Stix


    A variation on this same problem are the liberal death cultists who flee states like California to Republican states, because of the former’s crazy policies, only to aggressively support the identical policies they just fle
     
    If the nation does break apart, they should be repatriated. Because of them, I would support limiting internal movement. My state would be fine if immigrants had to stay in the state where they entered and moving between states were limited. The area that I moved to to escape transplants and immigrants is now being destroyed by transplants and legal and illegal immigrants. I despise all of them!

    Replies: @Mike Tre

    , @AnotherDad
    @Nicholas Stix


    A variation on this same problem are the liberal death cultists who flee states like California to Republican states, because of the former’s crazy policies, only to aggressively support the identical policies they just fled.
     
    This is why in the end there is no substitute for separate nations.

    We were never quite "one people", but at least sort of headed toward mostly being one people. But now we do not even share common norms. And are not remotely one people.

    We are simply not a nation anymore. We have nothing in common and just get on each others' nerves. We need to separate.
  46. Man, there are a lot of allegedly alleged allegations in the writing of that article. I suppose it is difficult to write about a criminal act when the institution in which it occurred denied it happened and kept no records. I am surprised the police department didn’t shred their investigation either.

    On the other hand, leftists like to minimize “local crime stories” when they can’t make them fit their grand society-transforming narratives. Now that the facts of this case are emerging it will just disappear from the national discourse, and the idiots who got journalism degrees will move to another scene where they can attempt to demonize what remains of middle class America.

  47. These people are all black mailed – simple answer to your post. They either took the money or they diddled with kids.

  48. @Nicholas Stix
    @Almost Missouri

    A variation on this same problem are the liberal death cultists who flee states like California to Republican states, because of the former’s crazy policies, only to aggressively support the identical policies they just fled.

    Replies: @OilcanFloyd, @AnotherDad

    A variation on this same problem are the liberal death cultists who flee states like California to Republican states, because of the former’s crazy policies, only to aggressively support the identical policies they just fle

    If the nation does break apart, they should be repatriated. Because of them, I would support limiting internal movement. My state would be fine if immigrants had to stay in the state where they entered and moving between states were limited. The area that I moved to to escape transplants and immigrants is now being destroyed by transplants and legal and illegal immigrants. I despise all of them!

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @OilcanFloyd

    Don’t limit movement, amount American citizens I mean. Restrict the privilege to vote for new residents of states for 10 years or more. Just like immigrants can only be admitted following voluntary sterilization.

  49. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Reg Cæsar

    Genderfluid:

    You should check it every two years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first.

    (Does anybody even see the humor in this anymore, or has everyone forgotten how things work? Don't worry, bozos, even your lawnmower -- should you actually choose to start it up yourself -- doesn't need an oil change anymore. You can be an idiot end user just like you are with your phone. Just don't try a Stihl chainsaw. They can be temperamental.)

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Just don’t try a Stihl chainsaw.

    I first read that as “Stetl”.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Reg Cæsar

    LOL. Yes, here in the shtetl we all use Stihl chainsaws, which are temperamental like us.


    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/ce/c5/6a/cec56a32f9e7c7a86c4ea57e484eb1e0.jpg

    Replies: @additionalMike

  50. Where were the jocks?

    At one time, the jocks would have given the gender-fluid rapist a severe beat down. If not before the attack, then certainly after the school grapevine reported it. Love‘Em or hate‘Em, high school jocks used to be the arbiter of social norms.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    @Paul Mendez

    It's a sad day when it falls on kids to uphold law and justice, especially when they will then be sacrificed on the altar of public sanctimonious perversion. So: only do this where the parents are also willing to confront, defeat and destroy the enablers.

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Paul Mendez


    Where were the jocks? ... high school jocks used to be the arbiter of social norms.
     
    "We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst."
    — C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

    The project to remove or divert virtue from men's chests has been running long and deep. If I recall correctly, Pat Conroy's autobiography mentions that he and his high school jock-mates severely beat up a classmate for traducing woke/SJW social norms in an Eisenhower-era Deep South military school without any serious repercussions. The Left's toxins have been seeping deep in the blood vessels of the body politic for a long time.
  51. @Almost Missouri
    @Altai

    I know a bunch of old lefties who still say those things. The problem is that, just like Ginsburg, irrespective of what they say, when the rubber meets the road they vote/judge/donate/buy/etc. in the way that most metastasizes wokeness. And no amount of confronting them with the consequences of their actions will dissuade them from the conviction that they are "doing the right thing". It's like they're hardwired to push left no matter what, even when they talk right. Their rational minds simply don't control enough of their actions for their words to mean anything.

    Politically, they are a pestilence. Their words give false comfort to the right and real stimulation to the left, while their actions consistently support the left and confound the right. It's the worst of both worlds: insincere agreement where it could have done good combined with actual support where it does the most harm.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @Reg Cæsar, @Observator, @SunBakedSuburb

    when the rubber meets the road they vote/judge/donate/buy/etc. in the way that most metastasizes wokeness.

    They don’t buy houses that way!

    Somewhat related, here is a very useful map showing the future of Europe, which we should embrace and adopt posthaste and forthwith:

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Reg Cæsar


    They don’t buy houses that way!
     
    I'd argue that they do. Instead of putting their money where their mouth is and personally investing in "underserved" neighborhoods where their woke pieties might actually progress via education in the school of hard knocks, and their virtue signaling might accidentally result in some real virtue, they insist on clogging up key real estate, whether that be an urban nexus or a pleasant suburb, driving up prices and rents for more productive citizens. Furthermore, once they colonize these potentially productive spaces, they immediately set about subverting them from within, sawing off the tree branches they themselves are sitting on, while howling that it is someone else's fault.

    They are cancer.
  52. @JimDandy
    Technically, he identifies as "Genderfluid" which is a pretty cool way of getting into female spaces and then explaining the ensuing erections. This rapist has high-profile predecessors, including the Wi Spa sex criminal and the Anthony Perkins character in Psycho.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara, @Reg Cæsar, @CCZ

    “Genderfluid” explained, 1989:

    • LOL: JimDandy
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @CCZ

    I like nuts ... just not these nuts.

  53. @J.Ross
    OT -- a cabal of Michiganders has been indicted for embezzling millions of dollars from Amazon dotcom.
    [picture of professional wrestling magnate Vince MacMahon waking from a night of restless dreams with only two legs, doing nothing, underneath him]
    They targeted the university textbook rental service.
    [picture of Vince MacMahon realizing that the unexamined life is not worth living]
    They rented many books without any intention of returning them.
    [picture of Vince MacMahon explaining to sorrowful Arjuna why the show must go on]
    They then sold them for cash to gullible university students.
    [Vince MacMahon realizing that steel is nothing next to the hand which wields it]

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/michigan-men-charged-with-stealing-1-5-million-worth-of-textbooks-from-amazons-rental-service-and-selling-them-for-cash-11634321116?mod=hp_minor_pos26

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyVPyKrx0Xo

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Stebbing Heuer, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato

    This is like stealing generic prescription drugs from Walmart. Is any party involved not the bad guy? College textbooks have been a major scam since at least the GI Bill, and perhaps Amazon was doing some good here, as Walmart was with drugs. Still…

    A Friesian, a Swede, a Kraut, and a Sikh are caught pulling a fast one on Amazonians. At least they actually are Michigan men this time!

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Reg Cæsar


    College textbooks have been a major scam since at least the GI Bill
     
    Really? I've seen college textbooks from the 1940s and 50s. They were hard to distinguish from normal books — they looked like basic treatises with one color of ink, no sidebars and gratuitous photos and other comic-book layout — and having to compete in the general book market they carried normal book prices.

    By the late 70s, when I entered college, textbooks were easily identifiable as such but the prices weren't out of line yet. I think that trend took off soon after. By 2005, $220 was typical for freshman texts, with a few breaking $300 (finance and accounting mostly).

    My story ends in 2005 because by that point I'd lost any interest in checking out the offering at my local college bookstore; textbooks were no longer, absent compulsion, books anyone would care to buy.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

  54. @Ben tillman
    @Thomas

    Exactly right. Our societal immune system has been hijacked.

    Replies: @Polistra

    Consider how much noise feminists have made over the past 50 years about sexual assault. Real ones, fake ones, what have you. Didn’t matter. Each and every one—whether Mattress Girl or Jackie Coakley or Duke Lacrosse men—signaled something close to the end of the world.

    They’re all silent as church mice when it comes to actual assaults — on children, by freaks, muslims, what have you.

    So long as the facts don’t fit their narratives, facts don’t matter.

    This pretty much gives the lie to their entire enterprise. But will they pay even the slightest price? Even in terms of general skepticism regarding their agitprop? Nope. Not a bit. Because they enjoy real privilege, not the kind retailed in the MSM.

    The father of a girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted in a Virginia school bathroom should be treated as a domestic terrorist, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) suggested in a pointed letter to the White House — after the distraught dad stormed a local school board meeting and demanded officials take responsibility.

  55. @Altai
    OT: As late as 2016 RBG was talking like Steve Sailer.

    https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2021/10/13/katie-couric-admits-she-edited-ruth-bader-ginsburgs-knock-against-anthem-kneelers/

    In her new memoir, Going There, journalist Katie Couric admitted that she edited comments from the now-deceased Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her 2016 interview with Yahoo! News to protect her from severe public backlash. The Justice’s crime? Criticizing the national anthem kneelers.

    Though the original interview quoted Ginsburg calling the anthem protests “dumb and disrespectful,” Couric omitted parts she deemed more problematic, such as when Ginsburg reportedly said that the protesters were showing “contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life.”

    Ginsburg added, “Which they probably could not have lived in the places they came from…as they became older they realize that this was youthful folly. And that’s why education is important.”
     

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Polistra, @AndrewR

    Worth emphasizing: the significant fact isn’t that Justice Ginsburg said these things, but that Katie Couric felt it proper (and herself duly authorized) to prevent the public from hearing them.

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    @Polistra

    Katie called up David Brooks for advice and he told her that Justice Ginsburg didn't understand the question. David Brooks is still considered a conservative by the Media Elite.

  56. @Ralph L
    Loudoun County School Board Member Resigns Following Daily Wire Investigation

    One down. Her replacement could be just as bad.

    Replies: @Polistra

    Agreed. And true to form, her resignation letter is full of self-congratulation and veiled accusations.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Polistra

    It all about "ME" 24/7.

  57. The [NSBA] letter insisted that the “heinous actions” were “equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”

    In 2021 American, speech is violence and violence is speech.

  58. Monsieur Docteur Guillotin was pretty flashy

  59. @notsaying
    I looked up the charges mentioned above because I thought some things were missing. Yes, they are -- and this is just for the first girl, whose dad got arrested. God knows what happened to the second girl. Well, since her attacker never should have had the chance to go after her, I am pretty sure her family will sue the school district too so eventually we will know more.

    According to the dad's lawyer:

    "Smith’s attorney, Elizabeth Lancaster, told The Daily Wire that the boy had been charged with two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of anal sodomy and one county [sic] of forcible fellatio, all in regards to the incident.

    When Smith was called to the school that day, he’d just been told that his daughter had been assaulted. But after he arrived, The Daily Wire reported, “he determined that what had happened was not a case of his daughter being beaten up: It was far more serious.”

    However, the school told Smith it was going to handle the incident “in-house,” apparently meaning without involving law enforcement. Smith said he lost his temper.

    “Deputies from the sheriff’s office ultimately responded to the school — not to investigate the alleged rape of a child, Smith said, but because school administrators called them on him for making a scene about it,” The Daily Wire reported."


    https://www.westernjournal.com/loudoun-county-dad-says-daughter-raped-boy-girls-bathroom-school-tried-cover/

    Replies: @El Dato, @Jim Don Bob

    The grown-up sadism in the rape tells me that the reveal about the attacker will probably be more diversity-relevant than one might think at this point in time.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @El Dato

    The effort to not report a crime to police, and handle it in-house, is the tell. Just like in Rotherham. Can't have allegations made against the diverse!

  60. @J.Ross
    OT -- a cabal of Michiganders has been indicted for embezzling millions of dollars from Amazon dotcom.
    [picture of professional wrestling magnate Vince MacMahon waking from a night of restless dreams with only two legs, doing nothing, underneath him]
    They targeted the university textbook rental service.
    [picture of Vince MacMahon realizing that the unexamined life is not worth living]
    They rented many books without any intention of returning them.
    [picture of Vince MacMahon explaining to sorrowful Arjuna why the show must go on]
    They then sold them for cash to gullible university students.
    [Vince MacMahon realizing that steel is nothing next to the hand which wields it]

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/michigan-men-charged-with-stealing-1-5-million-worth-of-textbooks-from-amazons-rental-service-and-selling-them-for-cash-11634321116?mod=hp_minor_pos26

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyVPyKrx0Xo

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Stebbing Heuer, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato

    But were the textbooks sold at a humane pricing level?

  61. In large, public school districts, the policy for dealing with schoolkids under age ~16, deserving of expulsion, is to move them to another school in the district. (The older troublemakers have used up almost all of their funding value, generate embarrassingly low test scores, etc, so districts cut their losses.) If the parents of a long-suffering victim of school bullying make such a loud fuss that the district must finally accede to their request to transfer him, they’ll offer the kid a seat in the school where they send the aforementioned thugs.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @Abolish_public_education

    In New Jersey, one is entitled to a "thorough and efficient" free public education up to age 21 or until one receives their diploma. Generally speaking there are alternative schools set up to handle the animals who can't be around other children. Education is wasted on them, but they can't be expelled from schooling completely, just their current placement.

  62. @PiltdownMan
    OT:


    David Amess: MP’s killing declared a terrorist incident

    A 25-year-old man, believed to be a Briton with Somali heritage, is in custody and has been arrested on suspicion of murder
     

     

    Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose, @Pericles

    Just part and parcel of living in the big city, whitey.

    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
    @Pericles

    Yeah, just ask the Mayor of Londonistan; this is his line of thinking to a T.

  63. Transvestites (this is really what we’re talking about most of the time) are usually just pathological narcissists.

    • Agree: Expletive Deleted
  64. @Bragadocious
    OT: Lesbian prof at Mt. Holyoke pleads guilty in brutal attack on another professor:

    https://twitter.com/masslivenews/status/1449105685380280322

    This story is getting surprisingly little traction on Twitter. This is also the second time this week that lesbian violent crime has been in the news after Chinese NYPDer Yvonne Wu gunned down her ex-girlfriend's new lover.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross

    Thanks.

  65. @Paul Mendez
    Where were the jocks?

    At one time, the jocks would have given the gender-fluid rapist a severe beat down. If not before the attack, then certainly after the school grapevine reported it. Love‘Em or hate‘Em, high school jocks used to be the arbiter of social norms.

    Replies: @Pericles, @Almost Missouri

    It’s a sad day when it falls on kids to uphold law and justice, especially when they will then be sacrificed on the altar of public sanctimonious perversion. So: only do this where the parents are also willing to confront, defeat and destroy the enablers.

  66. @Bragadocious
    OT: Lesbian prof at Mt. Holyoke pleads guilty in brutal attack on another professor:

    https://twitter.com/masslivenews/status/1449105685380280322

    This story is getting surprisingly little traction on Twitter. This is also the second time this week that lesbian violent crime has been in the news after Chinese NYPDer Yvonne Wu gunned down her ex-girlfriend's new lover.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross

    This is also the second time this week that lesbian violent crime has been in the news after Chinese NYPDer Yvonne Wu gunned down her ex-girlfriend’s new lover.

    Oriental lesbian violent crime, to boot. (Or to bound slipper.)

    No slanted-orifice jokes now, guys. These cases do, however, take “lesbian bed death” to a too literal meaning.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    @Reg Cæsar

    Don't stick your finger in those dykes.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Anonymous
    @Reg Cæsar

    The new lover successfully wooed Ms Wu's girlfriend away.

  67. @Anonymous
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    David Amess throughout his life, and, near the end of her life, Jo Cox seriously upset the Deep State.

    We are already seeing the mixed signals characteristic of a false flag. In one report, Amess was killed during a service in a Methodist church which the perpetrator invaded. Another version insiste he was murdered during a "constituency surgery" event (i.e. scheduled meeting with voters).

    It is quite likely that the alleged perpetrators in both cases were mere Oswalds acting - wittingly or not - for unknown principals.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @El Dato, @J.Ross, @Expletive Deleted, @Anonymous

    “We are already seeing the mixed signals characteristic of a false flag.”

    Wouldn’t a carefully organized conspiracy send out unmixed signals?

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer


    Wouldn’t a carefully organized conspiracy send out unmixed signals?
     
    That is certainly what one would think. However, the preferred practice for higher-level psyops appears to call for (1) several layers of misdirection/headfakes around the core operation; and (2) creating intentional confusion in early media coverage (far beyond what is normal given harried, deadline-driven reporting).

    Introducing obvious inconsistencies and errors helps sow confusion which in turn gives rise to a sense that "we'll probably never find out the real truth." For their part, media hacks and hackettes will be reluctant to wade back into a story knowing that correct reporting would implicitly refute the early, erroneous stories put out by the hacks' own organ or its competitors.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Harry Baldwin

  68. @Abolish_public_education
    In large, public school districts, the policy for dealing with schoolkids under age ~16, deserving of expulsion, is to move them to another school in the district. (The older troublemakers have used up almost all of their funding value, generate embarrassingly low test scores, etc, so districts cut their losses.) If the parents of a long-suffering victim of school bullying make such a loud fuss that the district must finally accede to their request to transfer him, they'll offer the kid a seat in the school where they send the aforementioned thugs.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    In New Jersey, one is entitled to a “thorough and efficient” free public education up to age 21 or until one receives their diploma. Generally speaking there are alternative schools set up to handle the animals who can’t be around other children. Education is wasted on them, but they can’t be expelled from schooling completely, just their current placement.

  69. I always thought a frock was a group of Japanese sheep.

    • Replies: @üeljang
    @ScarletNumber

    Those are the ones that lift their eyes off the grass just long enough to bleat baaka to make fun of your silly-looking primate face.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @ScarletNumber

    "I always thought a frock was a group of Japanese sheep"

    Japanese sheep are bad for glass.

    "Yeah, sure. Bad for the glass."

  70. I worked out that about 40% of transgender people are pedophiles. 7% of a ‘self-help’ forum for pedophiles identity as transgender, but only 0.58% of people are transgender. So they’re 12 times more likely to be pedos than other people. Pedos in the general population are 2 to 5 percent. 12 times that means 24 to 60 percent of trans are pedos.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @TelfoedJohn


    Pedos in the general population are 2 to 5 percent.
     
    Got a cite for that?
  71. Anonymous[331] • Disclaimer says:
    @Expletive Deleted
    @Thomas

    " .. fetishists in frocks, whom in a healthy society would be safely institutionalized" as bishops, lamas, imams, pujaris, priests and any sort of monk, as was the custom from time out of mind in those poorly organised agricultural civilisations which were incapable of engaging in sufficient quantity and duration of brutal exterminationist warfare (a post-Reformation European spécialité de la maison) to nullify the annoyingly excessive herd of desperate lowgrade sperm-projectors.

    Say yes to the dress.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Disgraced Catholic and Anglican clergy, guilty of sins of ‘gross moral turpitude’ were, in former times, said to be “defrocked”, the quasi-official term to describe ejection from their calling.

    The frock in question – the badge of office, if you will, was, of course, that familiar old timely ecclesiastical garment, the cassock.

  72. @Nikolai Vladivostok
    I'm a long way away and not sure what to make of this. Do Americans or other Western readers have personal experience of these clashes, or is the bathroom mixing, CRT etc. only going on in a few, weird areas? One gets the impression from the media that school board meetings are blowing up everywhere.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Ben tillman, @AndrewR

    Good question, tovaritch

    The US is so homogenized and atomized that, with the help of mass media and the internet, local events in one part of the country become national spectacles and lightning rods.

    But eventually things do trickle down from the elite enclaves like Loudon County to more provincial places. CRT in one form or another is the state religion of the US, and it is being forced on schoolchildren in much, if not all, of the US. I’m glad I graduated before it became taboo to suggest blacks might have moral agency.

  73. @Altai
    OT: As late as 2016 RBG was talking like Steve Sailer.

    https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2021/10/13/katie-couric-admits-she-edited-ruth-bader-ginsburgs-knock-against-anthem-kneelers/

    In her new memoir, Going There, journalist Katie Couric admitted that she edited comments from the now-deceased Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her 2016 interview with Yahoo! News to protect her from severe public backlash. The Justice’s crime? Criticizing the national anthem kneelers.

    Though the original interview quoted Ginsburg calling the anthem protests “dumb and disrespectful,” Couric omitted parts she deemed more problematic, such as when Ginsburg reportedly said that the protesters were showing “contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life.”

    Ginsburg added, “Which they probably could not have lived in the places they came from…as they became older they realize that this was youthful folly. And that’s why education is important.”
     

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Polistra, @AndrewR

    There is a lot to take away from this story, but I think it’s worth noting how this story highlights RBG’s love of government. To her, the flag represents the government which creates prosperity. This is baffling to me but this was a key foundation of her worldview and her juris”prudence.”

  74. – “Mother says it has received a single from the mulitgender toilet. Looks like a distress signal.”
    – “Human?”
    – “Not sure.”
    – “I think we need to take a look. Someone might be in trouble.”
    – “The school board manual says to strenuously ignore any signal coming from the multigender toilet. Failure to do so might expose you to charges of terrorism and being bad on gays.”
    – “Well I’m not getting paid to be an asshole, Ash.”

  75. @Reg Cæsar
    @J.Ross

    This is like stealing generic prescription drugs from Walmart. Is any party involved not the bad guy? College textbooks have been a major scam since at least the GI Bill, and perhaps Amazon was doing some good here, as Walmart was with drugs. Still...

    A Friesian, a Swede, a Kraut, and a Sikh are caught pulling a fast one on Amazonians. At least they actually are Michigan men this time!

    Replies: @International Jew

    College textbooks have been a major scam since at least the GI Bill

    Really? I’ve seen college textbooks from the 1940s and 50s. They were hard to distinguish from normal books — they looked like basic treatises with one color of ink, no sidebars and gratuitous photos and other comic-book layout — and having to compete in the general book market they carried normal book prices.

    By the late 70s, when I entered college, textbooks were easily identifiable as such but the prices weren’t out of line yet. I think that trend took off soon after. By 2005, \$220 was typical for freshman texts, with a few breaking \$300 (finance and accounting mostly).

    My story ends in 2005 because by that point I’d lost any interest in checking out the offering at my local college bookstore; textbooks were no longer, absent compulsion, books anyone would care to buy.

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @International Jew

    I’ve seen college textbooks from the 1940s and 50s

    Profsters can still get away with assigning a book, that they authored, as the official text, despite there being excellent alternatives to choose from. The book is so lousy that his [large, departmentally required] class is the only one, in the whole country, that uses it. But since the guy angles to teach the course every year, the book can get to its 3rd edition.

  76. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    The lawsuit comes after Smiths demanded the resignation of Loudoun County Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler for what they say was a cover-up of the incident. They say they are not anti-gay, but do not approve of ‘transgender kids’ stuff’.
     
    That they must answer this question and defend themselves from this 'accusation' tells you where this is headed.

    But even if they were 'anti-gay,' it would be totally irrelevant to the question of whether or not their daughter was raped.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    If the boy were gay then presumably he wouldn’t have raped any girls.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @AndrewR

    What happens if you have a genderfluid attack during a male-on-female rape? Do you seamlessly switch to a lesbian rape?

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Dmon

  77. @Anonymous
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    David Amess throughout his life, and, near the end of her life, Jo Cox seriously upset the Deep State.

    We are already seeing the mixed signals characteristic of a false flag. In one report, Amess was killed during a service in a Methodist church which the perpetrator invaded. Another version insiste he was murdered during a "constituency surgery" event (i.e. scheduled meeting with voters).

    It is quite likely that the alleged perpetrators in both cases were mere Oswalds acting - wittingly or not - for unknown principals.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @El Dato, @J.Ross, @Expletive Deleted, @Anonymous

    We are mainly seeing psychologically troubled people shoehoring a conspiracy theory into a very small slit, as happens every single time a completely bog standard news event bubbles up to the infosurface.

    > unknown principals

    If you do a conspiracy theory you should at least have the common curtesy to make a guess at the “principals”.

  78. @Polistra
    @Ralph L

    Agreed. And true to form, her resignation letter is full of self-congratulation and veiled accusations.

    Replies: @El Dato

    It all about “ME” 24/7.

  79. @ScarletNumber
    I always thought a frock was a group of Japanese sheep.

    Replies: @üeljang, @SunBakedSuburb

    Those are the ones that lift their eyes off the grass just long enough to bleat baaka to make fun of your silly-looking primate face.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @üeljang

    Grandma?

    Replies: @üeljang

  80. As I May Have Mentioned Once or Twice, Fetishists in Frocks Often Aren’t Nice Guys

    Easy for you to say with your First Amendment, that statement would get you a visit from the police in UK.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Gordo

    Ah, the dreaded "non-hate crime hate incident" which goes on your official record.

    If you collect 50, you get a 20% lifetime reduction on rubber bear superpacks at Asda!

  81. @Gordo

    As I May Have Mentioned Once or Twice, Fetishists in Frocks Often Aren't Nice Guys
     
    Easy for you to say with your First Amendment, that statement would get you a visit from the police in UK.

    Replies: @El Dato

    Ah, the dreaded “non-hate crime hate incident” which goes on your official record.

    If you collect 50, you get a 20% lifetime reduction on rubber bear superpacks at Asda!

  82. @AndrewR
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    If the boy were gay then presumably he wouldn't have raped any girls.

    Replies: @El Dato

    What happens if you have a genderfluid attack during a male-on-female rape? Do you seamlessly switch to a lesbian rape?

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @El Dato

    I believe you are correct, sir, and of course your male penis instantly transitions to a female penis.

    , @Dmon
    @El Dato

    Depends - are we talking white or red gender fluid here?

  83. @Almost Missouri
    @Altai

    I know a bunch of old lefties who still say those things. The problem is that, just like Ginsburg, irrespective of what they say, when the rubber meets the road they vote/judge/donate/buy/etc. in the way that most metastasizes wokeness. And no amount of confronting them with the consequences of their actions will dissuade them from the conviction that they are "doing the right thing". It's like they're hardwired to push left no matter what, even when they talk right. Their rational minds simply don't control enough of their actions for their words to mean anything.

    Politically, they are a pestilence. Their words give false comfort to the right and real stimulation to the left, while their actions consistently support the left and confound the right. It's the worst of both worlds: insincere agreement where it could have done good combined with actual support where it does the most harm.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @Reg Cæsar, @Observator, @SunBakedSuburb

    Maybe ask yourself when you are tempted to rant about “leftists” and how different/crazy/dangerous they are, who most benefits when I think of my fellow citizens this way? Could it be the same folks who claim that the so-called domestic terrorists of Jan. 6 are the greatest danger to our so-called freedom? Or is it just coincidence that “they” control all our sources of information. Do you actually, personally know any leftists, or gays, or black people, to sit with them and hear what they really have to say?

    Many years ago I lived in Appalachia, on a farm with my new wife’s parents, and for this Boston boy it was a revelation. Down there some of the most decent people I’ve ever met had politics (and a certain angry, judgmental religion) I couldn’t stomach, while up here many of those I tended to agree with politically were such insecure phony-intellectual snobs I couldn’t stand them socially. I keep this lesson in mind. I still can’t make up my mind which side I would favor (as if it matters) when the storm that is now on the near horizon finally breaks.

    • Replies: @OilcanFloyd
    @Observator

    I've spent most of my living and working around blacks and leftist, and most are ok until their politics are threatened. I don't even bother talking to them about anything political, and they are on the top of the political heap in America.

    I know for damn sure that blacks and leftists would not be as kind as your Appalachain extremist friends if they were actually on the bottom, and constantly being put upon and denigrated.

    , @JerseyJeffersonian
    @Observator

    Stick with the hillbillies. They are a fuck sight more based than those poncy shitlibs from Mass.

    Push comes to shove, if you are an accepted member of the hill folks community, and act that way with sincerity, you will finally understand what value attaches to this, and has since time immemorial. With those deracinated, unbased Yankees, you're on your own, with nobody to watch your six, because "community" has no actual meaning thereabouts. It's just virtue signaling, and nothing actionable is meant by its utterance..

    Replies: @Tony massey

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Observator


    Do you actually, personally know any leftists, or gays, or black people, to sit with them and hear what they really have to say?
     
    Haha. Don't worry. I was born to leftists, and raised among leftists to be a leftist (and in a black majority neighborhood to boot, lol). If knowing leftists was an Olympic event, I could medal. I even have a glancing acquaintance with some famous leftists who've been discussed in these pages, but I don't mention it to avoid doxxing myself.

    I'm less familiar with Appalachians, but from what experience I've had, I can only concur with OilcanFloyd and JerseyJeffersonian.

    Maybe ask yourself when you are tempted to rant about “leftists” and how different/crazy/dangerous they are
     
    As for "different", they're not, I am the one who is different, the black sheep. They tend to be all alike, and I know all their tired tropes long before they get around to saying them. Originality is not in their nature; conformity is. Coercive conformity is too, coercive everything, in fact. Whatever your experience was with Appalachians' "angry, judgmental religion", it ain't a patch on the angry, judgmental religion of leftism.

    As for "dangerous", they're not dangerous in the sense of a wild animal or a street thug, since they're basically all cowards and very few are physically intimidating. Their personal dangerousness is in the forms common to cowards: the backstabber, the malingerer, the poisoner, the traitor, the fink, the snitch, the perjurer, the slanderer, the charlatan, the Deceiver. Socially—or I should say, societally, however, they are very dangerous, mass murderous even. As Steve has been at pains to point out, their recent social reforms have gotten thousands of additional people murdered. And that's just the part of the iceberg that is most visible. They hold nearly all the the levers of power in our current polity. I would go so far as to say that if leftism disappeared tomorrow, 90% of current social problems could be solved in the following weeks.

    As for "crazy", well, what would you call a religion that always seeks the opposite of virtue, the opposite of the good, the true and the beautiful? And very often even the opposite of pragmatic self-interest, as a form of perverted "virtue" signaling? IMHO, "crazy" is a reasonable descriptor, but there could be others.

    Replies: @JMcG

  84. @üeljang
    @ScarletNumber

    Those are the ones that lift their eyes off the grass just long enough to bleat baaka to make fun of your silly-looking primate face.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Grandma?

    • Replies: @üeljang
    @J.Ross

    *mogumogu* *mogumogu* ...omee...baaka... *mogumogu* *mogumogu*

  85. @Anonymous
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    David Amess throughout his life, and, near the end of her life, Jo Cox seriously upset the Deep State.

    We are already seeing the mixed signals characteristic of a false flag. In one report, Amess was killed during a service in a Methodist church which the perpetrator invaded. Another version insiste he was murdered during a "constituency surgery" event (i.e. scheduled meeting with voters).

    It is quite likely that the alleged perpetrators in both cases were mere Oswalds acting - wittingly or not - for unknown principals.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @El Dato, @J.Ross, @Expletive Deleted, @Anonymous

    I reject this and in fact am even baffled by the British police searching for “extremist ties” (uh, you mean like cousins and parents in this case?). Somalis have a unique predisposition to completely unprovoked extreme violence, it’s part of why they’re one of the Three Nevers. There simply isn’t a need to worry about why he did it because there is no why here.
    Also, Jo Cox, whether planned that way or not, is objectively a pro-establishment opportunity story. This is solidly anti-narrative, a “refugees”-welcome moron stabbed by his “guest.” Maybe Cox was something, maybe not. I see no need for this to be something.

    • Agree: El Dato
  86. @Flip
    As America becomes more and more like Latin America, vigilantism is going to increase.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Gabe Ruth

    Victims of viligantism fight back!

    Armed activist shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during Kenosha riot sues city, county & police for ‘conspiring with vigilantes’

    In the lawsuit filed on Thursday in the US District Court in Milwaukee, Grosskreutz argued that Kenosha law enforcement officers deliberately “conspired” with “white nationalist militia persons,” which led to Rittenhouse injuring him and killing two others.

    Grosskreutz alleged that local authorities essentially deputized Rittenhouse and other “vigilantes,” allowing them to patrol the streets and “shoot and kill innocent citizens.”

    Can’t really write what I would do with Mr Grosskreutz as this would expose my germanic roots but I’m sure no “innocent citizens” were hurt by anyone other than Antifa/BLM.

    • Thanks: Gabe Ruth
  87. @J.Ross
    @üeljang

    Grandma?

    Replies: @üeljang

    *mogumogu* *mogumogu* …omeebaaka… *mogumogu* *mogumogu*

  88. @Ben tillman
    God bless The Daily Mail.

    Replies: @Dan Hayes

    And RT in addition to the DM! It’s a damn shame when a Russian State propaganda organ is way more truthful than any of America’s MSM!

    • Agree: Charon
  89. @El Dato
    @AndrewR

    What happens if you have a genderfluid attack during a male-on-female rape? Do you seamlessly switch to a lesbian rape?

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Dmon

    I believe you are correct, sir, and of course your male penis instantly transitions to a female penis.

  90. @International Jew
    @Reg Cæsar


    College textbooks have been a major scam since at least the GI Bill
     
    Really? I've seen college textbooks from the 1940s and 50s. They were hard to distinguish from normal books — they looked like basic treatises with one color of ink, no sidebars and gratuitous photos and other comic-book layout — and having to compete in the general book market they carried normal book prices.

    By the late 70s, when I entered college, textbooks were easily identifiable as such but the prices weren't out of line yet. I think that trend took off soon after. By 2005, $220 was typical for freshman texts, with a few breaking $300 (finance and accounting mostly).

    My story ends in 2005 because by that point I'd lost any interest in checking out the offering at my local college bookstore; textbooks were no longer, absent compulsion, books anyone would care to buy.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    I’ve seen college textbooks from the 1940s and 50s

    Profsters can still get away with assigning a book, that they authored, as the official text, despite there being excellent alternatives to choose from. The book is so lousy that his [large, departmentally required] class is the only one, in the whole country, that uses it. But since the guy angles to teach the course every year, the book can get to its 3rd edition.

  91. @Paul Mendez
    Where were the jocks?

    At one time, the jocks would have given the gender-fluid rapist a severe beat down. If not before the attack, then certainly after the school grapevine reported it. Love‘Em or hate‘Em, high school jocks used to be the arbiter of social norms.

    Replies: @Pericles, @Almost Missouri

    Where were the jocks? … high school jocks used to be the arbiter of social norms.

    “We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”
    — C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

    The project to remove or divert virtue from men’s chests has been running long and deep. If I recall correctly, Pat Conroy’s autobiography mentions that he and his high school jock-mates severely beat up a classmate for traducing woke/SJW social norms in an Eisenhower-era Deep South military school without any serious repercussions. The Left’s toxins have been seeping deep in the blood vessels of the body politic for a long time.

  92. @Reg Cæsar
    @JimDandy


    Technically, he identifies as “Genderfluid”
     
    O'Reilly was out of gender fluid on my last visit.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Brutusale

    “I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious genderfluids.”
    —Brigadier General Mark Milley

    • LOL: El Dato
  93. @Bragadocious
    OT: Lesbian prof at Mt. Holyoke pleads guilty in brutal attack on another professor:

    https://twitter.com/masslivenews/status/1449105685380280322

    This story is getting surprisingly little traction on Twitter. This is also the second time this week that lesbian violent crime has been in the news after Chinese NYPDer Yvonne Wu gunned down her ex-girlfriend's new lover.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Reg Cæsar, @J.Ross

    Truly, these are some Dykes To Watch Out For.

  94. @Almost Missouri
    @Altai

    I know a bunch of old lefties who still say those things. The problem is that, just like Ginsburg, irrespective of what they say, when the rubber meets the road they vote/judge/donate/buy/etc. in the way that most metastasizes wokeness. And no amount of confronting them with the consequences of their actions will dissuade them from the conviction that they are "doing the right thing". It's like they're hardwired to push left no matter what, even when they talk right. Their rational minds simply don't control enough of their actions for their words to mean anything.

    Politically, they are a pestilence. Their words give false comfort to the right and real stimulation to the left, while their actions consistently support the left and confound the right. It's the worst of both worlds: insincere agreement where it could have done good combined with actual support where it does the most harm.

    Replies: @Nicholas Stix, @Reg Cæsar, @Observator, @SunBakedSuburb

    “Politically, they are a pestilence.”

    The authoritarian wokeism contrived by European and American billionaires to topple Western political and cultural systems is indeed a pestilence. These are the same “wealth generators” that you and your fellow flaccid conservative market fundamentalists pedestalized and glorified as great brains. Combined with the worship of Rabbi Jesus, which essentially makes you and your ilk unwitting crypto Jews, white male conservatives prepared the soil from whence this poison sprang.

    Congratulations.

    • LOL: Gabe Ruth
    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @SunBakedSuburb


    These are the same “wealth generators” that you and your fellow flaccid conservative market fundamentalists pedestalized and glorified as great brains.
     
    Are you sure you're on the right thread? Right site, even?
  95. @obwandiyag
    @J.Ross

    Disco sucks.

    Replies: @kihowi

    Oh Obee, the time when you tried to sound intelligent and were misusing and misspelling big words seems so long ago. I miss those laughs. Can’t you give us another “latinate verbiage” for old time’s sake?

  96. @ScarletNumber
    I always thought a frock was a group of Japanese sheep.

    Replies: @üeljang, @SunBakedSuburb

    “I always thought a frock was a group of Japanese sheep”

    Japanese sheep are bad for glass.

    “Yeah, sure. Bad for the glass.”

  97. @El Dato
    @notsaying

    The grown-up sadism in the rape tells me that the reveal about the attacker will probably be more diversity-relevant than one might think at this point in time.

    Replies: @Forbes

    The effort to not report a crime to police, and handle it in-house, is the tell. Just like in Rotherham. Can’t have allegations made against the diverse!

  98. @El Dato
    @AndrewR

    What happens if you have a genderfluid attack during a male-on-female rape? Do you seamlessly switch to a lesbian rape?

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Dmon

    Depends – are we talking white or red gender fluid here?

  99. @Observator
    @Almost Missouri

    Maybe ask yourself when you are tempted to rant about “leftists” and how different/crazy/dangerous they are, who most benefits when I think of my fellow citizens this way? Could it be the same folks who claim that the so-called domestic terrorists of Jan. 6 are the greatest danger to our so-called freedom? Or is it just coincidence that “they” control all our sources of information. Do you actually, personally know any leftists, or gays, or black people, to sit with them and hear what they really have to say?

    Many years ago I lived in Appalachia, on a farm with my new wife’s parents, and for this Boston boy it was a revelation. Down there some of the most decent people I’ve ever met had politics (and a certain angry, judgmental religion) I couldn’t stomach, while up here many of those I tended to agree with politically were such insecure phony-intellectual snobs I couldn’t stand them socially. I keep this lesson in mind. I still can’t make up my mind which side I would favor (as if it matters) when the storm that is now on the near horizon finally breaks.

    Replies: @OilcanFloyd, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Almost Missouri

    I’ve spent most of my living and working around blacks and leftist, and most are ok until their politics are threatened. I don’t even bother talking to them about anything political, and they are on the top of the political heap in America.

    I know for damn sure that blacks and leftists would not be as kind as your Appalachain extremist friends if they were actually on the bottom, and constantly being put upon and denigrated.

  100. @Reg Cæsar
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Just don’t try a Stihl chainsaw.
     
    I first read that as "Stetl".

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    LOL. Yes, here in the shtetl we all use Stihl chainsaws, which are temperamental like us.

    • Replies: @additionalMike
    @Buzz Mohawk

    It is a shame that women put those ugly tattoos on themselves.
    She deserves a good spanking.

  101. @Anonymous
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    David Amess throughout his life, and, near the end of her life, Jo Cox seriously upset the Deep State.

    We are already seeing the mixed signals characteristic of a false flag. In one report, Amess was killed during a service in a Methodist church which the perpetrator invaded. Another version insiste he was murdered during a "constituency surgery" event (i.e. scheduled meeting with voters).

    It is quite likely that the alleged perpetrators in both cases were mere Oswalds acting - wittingly or not - for unknown principals.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @El Dato, @J.Ross, @Expletive Deleted, @Anonymous

    There’s no mystery. British MPs of any worth hold regular “surgeries” in their constituencies. The people they are supposed to represent in the House of Commons (regardless of that voter’s political leanings) are permitted to fairly casually approach them with any issues, complaints or causes they feel are of sufficient importance to warrant a parliamentarian’s attention.

    You used to be able to just rock up to the constituency office and ask for a chat when the MP wasn’t in That London, but on his manor. I think about every fortnight. I think you need to book a slot now, after a series of recent attacks on/murders of MPs and their staff.
    These “surgeries” are also typically conducted in a fairly ad-hoc fashion all over the place for the convenience of the (pedestrian and elderly) public, particularly in thinly-populated and therefore extensive rural localities.
    Any suitable public building would be provided by custom. Even pubs or coffee-shops. It’s our version of a “town hall” meeting, approximately, but more one-on-one for privacy.

    In this case it was either a church hall (attached to Belfairs Methodist Church) or the church itself.
    This pic shows how the two are arranged, common entrance, making it unclear which of the buildings Sir David was conducting his duties in. No religious service was involved or indeed being conducted at the time. Friday arvo. They’re Methodists not Muslims. Most normal people are headed for the boozer right after.

    tl;dr
    lazy journos causing confusion, as usual

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @Expletive Deleted

    Back in Andy Jackson's day, one could walk up to the White House door, knock, and ask (successfully) to speak to the president. Nowadays, the WH is guarded on all sides, 24x7, by cameras and motion sensors, German Shepherds, body-armor cladded ninjas, and rooftop, Marine snipers.

    Someone who wants to meet with their full-time, state representative (a low-level, elected office) can't even get an appointment. An unelected, telephone flunkie will ask you to state your grievance. He will then harrangue you about why his boss' policy, coincidentally the same as that of his large, corporate donors, is the correct one. He won't even disclose his boss' appearance schedule ("due to security"). A constituent who shows-up, unannounced, at the official's capital office will, if he's there, get shooed-away; forget about ever being lucky enough to corner him at one of his several, district offices.

    Meanwhile, lobbyists have the guy on speed dial (he personally returns their calls), and get to spend intimate hours of time with him dining at fancy restaurants and golfing at exclusive resorts.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @JMcG

  102. @Mike Tre
    Name, race and physical description of the offender are critical in assessing this incident appropriately.

    Replies: @res

    True, but their absence serves as a good indicator.

    • Agree: Mike Tre
  103. @Wade Hampton
    We don't need to overthink this. Trannies are mentally ill. No one should be surprised if they are prone to hysterical outbursts, violence and ultimately suicide. They are "more to be pitied than censured." But that doesn't mean that we need to integrate them into society.

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian

    This suggestion runs counter to Modern Education’s Best Practices Style Guidelines. According to these, “mainstreaming” anything from the mildly retarded to the psychotically violent is not only optimal for them, but good for all the other students in their places of incarceration.

    Additionally, it blurs the distinction between schools and prisons, a societally valuable goal. Predation by psychopaths fairly common in prisons? Well, let’s see to it that it is common in schools, as well.

    • Agree: Wade Hampton
    • Replies: @Wade Hampton
    @JerseyJeffersonian

    There is no question that "modern education" demands mainstreaming of the "differently abled".

    My wife, an earthly saint, is training to be a special education teacher. She is working in the local high school with kids who are of high school calendar age, but 2nd grade intellectual age. (I'm talking about individuals who used to be called "retarded", now called SPEDS. I'm not taking about racial issues.)

    Rather than working with the kids at their current level of intellectual development to help them with life skills (e.g. how many cups in a quart), her educational masters demand that she take high school concepts (e.g. trigonometry) and adjust them down to the intellectual level of her charges.

    Of course this is an impossible task, but this is what happens when you let lawyers actually run things. Rather like the Biden or Obama administrations. Or Bush the Dumber for that matter. His "No Child Left Alone Act" is no doubt the root of this insanity.

  104. @Pericles
    @PiltdownMan

    Just part and parcel of living in the big city, whitey.

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian

    Yeah, just ask the Mayor of Londonistan; this is his line of thinking to a T.

  105. @CCZ
    @JimDandy

    "Genderfluid" explained, 1989:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeibzLZn2hU

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    I like nuts … just not these nuts.

  106. @Observator
    @Almost Missouri

    Maybe ask yourself when you are tempted to rant about “leftists” and how different/crazy/dangerous they are, who most benefits when I think of my fellow citizens this way? Could it be the same folks who claim that the so-called domestic terrorists of Jan. 6 are the greatest danger to our so-called freedom? Or is it just coincidence that “they” control all our sources of information. Do you actually, personally know any leftists, or gays, or black people, to sit with them and hear what they really have to say?

    Many years ago I lived in Appalachia, on a farm with my new wife’s parents, and for this Boston boy it was a revelation. Down there some of the most decent people I’ve ever met had politics (and a certain angry, judgmental religion) I couldn’t stomach, while up here many of those I tended to agree with politically were such insecure phony-intellectual snobs I couldn’t stand them socially. I keep this lesson in mind. I still can’t make up my mind which side I would favor (as if it matters) when the storm that is now on the near horizon finally breaks.

    Replies: @OilcanFloyd, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Almost Missouri

    Stick with the hillbillies. They are a fuck sight more based than those poncy shitlibs from Mass.

    Push comes to shove, if you are an accepted member of the hill folks community, and act that way with sincerity, you will finally understand what value attaches to this, and has since time immemorial. With those deracinated, unbased Yankees, you’re on your own, with nobody to watch your six, because “community” has no actual meaning thereabouts. It’s just virtue signaling, and nothing actionable is meant by its utterance..

    • Agree: Gabe Ruth, Jim Christian
    • Replies: @Tony massey
    @JerseyJeffersonian

    Once i had a girl on Rocky Top half bear other half cat wild as a mink but sweet as soda pop i still dream about that.

    And the shine runs as pure as a mountain stream.

    https://youtu.be/QrqhZxvsxTs

  107. @Flip
    As America becomes more and more like Latin America, vigilantism is going to increase.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Gabe Ruth

    Inshallah, brother, and if it doesn’t may our children and grandchildren curse us for our cowardice.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes
  108. @Expletive Deleted
    @Anonymous

    There's no mystery. British MPs of any worth hold regular "surgeries" in their constituencies. The people they are supposed to represent in the House of Commons (regardless of that voter's political leanings) are permitted to fairly casually approach them with any issues, complaints or causes they feel are of sufficient importance to warrant a parliamentarian's attention.

    You used to be able to just rock up to the constituency office and ask for a chat when the MP wasn't in That London, but on his manor. I think about every fortnight. I think you need to book a slot now, after a series of recent attacks on/murders of MPs and their staff.
    These "surgeries" are also typically conducted in a fairly ad-hoc fashion all over the place for the convenience of the (pedestrian and elderly) public, particularly in thinly-populated and therefore extensive rural localities.
    Any suitable public building would be provided by custom. Even pubs or coffee-shops. It's our version of a "town hall" meeting, approximately, but more one-on-one for privacy.

    In this case it was either a church hall (attached to Belfairs Methodist Church) or the church itself.
    This pic shows how the two are arranged, common entrance, making it unclear which of the buildings Sir David was conducting his duties in. No religious service was involved or indeed being conducted at the time. Friday arvo. They're Methodists not Muslims. Most normal people are headed for the boozer right after.
    https://e3.365dm.com/21/10/1600x900/skynews-david-amess-mp-stabbing_5547303.jpg

    tl;dr
    lazy journos causing confusion, as usual

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    Back in Andy Jackson’s day, one could walk up to the White House door, knock, and ask (successfully) to speak to the president. Nowadays, the WH is guarded on all sides, 24×7, by cameras and motion sensors, German Shepherds, body-armor cladded ninjas, and rooftop, Marine snipers.

    Someone who wants to meet with their full-time, state representative (a low-level, elected office) can’t even get an appointment. An unelected, telephone flunkie will ask you to state your grievance. He will then harrangue you about why his boss’ policy, coincidentally the same as that of his large, corporate donors, is the correct one. He won’t even disclose his boss’ appearance schedule (“due to security”). A constituent who shows-up, unannounced, at the official’s capital office will, if he’s there, get shooed-away; forget about ever being lucky enough to corner him at one of his several, district offices.

    Meanwhile, lobbyists have the guy on speed dial (he personally returns their calls), and get to spend intimate hours of time with him dining at fancy restaurants and golfing at exclusive resorts.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Abolish_public_education

    Agree, and ...


    Back in Andy Jackson’s day, one could walk up to the White House door, knock, and ask (successfully) to speak to the president. Nowadays, the WH is guarded on all sides, 24×7, by cameras and motion sensors, German Shepherds, body-armor cladded ninjas, and rooftop, Marine snipers.
     
    Nevermind Andy Jackson's day, as recently as twenty years and five weeks ago, any random bystander could just roll into the Capitol when Congress was in session. It is was "the People's House" after all.
    , @JMcG
    @Abolish_public_education

    I once spent several hours having dinner with the DC lobbyists for my company. The politicians can have them. Reptiles to a man. And to a woman.

  109. @JerseyJeffersonian
    @Observator

    Stick with the hillbillies. They are a fuck sight more based than those poncy shitlibs from Mass.

    Push comes to shove, if you are an accepted member of the hill folks community, and act that way with sincerity, you will finally understand what value attaches to this, and has since time immemorial. With those deracinated, unbased Yankees, you're on your own, with nobody to watch your six, because "community" has no actual meaning thereabouts. It's just virtue signaling, and nothing actionable is meant by its utterance..

    Replies: @Tony massey

    Once i had a girl on Rocky Top half bear other half cat wild as a mink but sweet as soda pop i still dream about that.

    And the shine runs as pure as a mountain stream.

  110. @Rob
    This is completely, totally, wildly off-topic. It’s about coronavirus, which, if I understand correctly, is a popular subject around here. I’ll go ahead and give ya a MORE tag.

    Hey, thanks for clicking! Over on his blog, Agnostic has a series of posts on theories of how germs go from infecting one critter/person to the next critter/person. Whether they are contagious, as in spread by direct contact, handshake, sex, etc or mediated, like spread from a person to a medium, like air or water, then from the medium to the next victim.

    He argues that most diseases do spread through a miasma. In a very important sense, he might argue, malaria is spread through bad air. What’s bad about this air? It’s full of effing anopheles mosquitoes carrying malaria sporozoites! Mosquitoes get around through the air, people!

    He thinks coronaviruses get from bat to bat in caves through a sick bat contaminating the medium, air, that the bats are in, rather than through bat A sneezing coronavirus into bat B’s face. He argues that this menthol of transmission pre-adapted coronavirus to spread through the air in our indoor environments, which is similar to cave air in that there is little airflow, multiple bat-like creatures (us) breathe in air in our cave-like buildings contaminated by our infected bat-like friends, other people.

    Neo-miasma is a good theory for respiratory viruses and maybe a bunch of others. Even most GI bugs likely spread through a medium. An infected worker prepares food. The customer eats food. No contact is required. Handshakes are fairly safe.

    One might argue, though I don’t think he does, that believing in contagion, direct transmission through contact, is psychologically appealing. Believing contagion gives you a sense of control. You can avoid touching things. You can train yourself not to rub your eyes or put your fingers in your mouth. You don’t have to shake hands during cold and flu season… this psychology was very clear in March of 2020 when the media were telling us “there is no evidence that masks work” and to rub alcohol into our hands every few seconds. But miasma? You gotta breathe! I quit once, for like three days. Could not have done it without gum. (I kid, you autists) Back when China was not sending us masks and the elite did not want to have it widely known that our hollowed-out economy could not produce masks, hand-sanitizing gave people the sense of control and superiority - “those dumb rubes in Trumplandia think respiratory viruses spread through the air! Why would a virus that infects your airways spread through the air? They are so dumb! Time for another performative hand-sanitizing!” - later on, when China solved their CoronaCrisis and started sending us masks again, wearing a mask gives that same sense of control and superiority. Though I must admit, I wear a mask. Maybe it helps? I’m kinda at the point where I don’t care if in-vaccinated people get COVID, though.

    Anyway, he says that MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a coronavirus that is less infectious but deadlier than COVID got its start when it did (recently) because the nomads were settled, and started keeping their camels in barns, which bats, the original source, decided were cave-like enough to live in. The disease spread through the air from bat to camel to man. He argues that miasma (he does not call it that right there) a contaminated medium is more likely than bats giving CPR to camels, or whatever direct contact would entail.

    I encourage you to read the entire series of posts and come back here to comment, cuz I can’t comment there. I think he says he does not let people comment using Apple stuff. Maybe it’s personal. Can’t blame him.

    Here’s my comment, with some additions.

    I wonder if the nomadic aspect is one reason Indians were so vulnerable to infectious diseases. And relatedly, why they did not have many diseases to give us, save syphilis, which does spread through direct contact. Obviously, they were vulnerable because the founding population was small and the balance of selection switching from infectious disease to autoimmune diseases.

    Seem to recall that rheumatoid arthritis is likely caused by a New World infectious agent. Neo-miasma theory suggests that this is a contagious disease, spread by direct contact. Worth thinking about whether this is an STD. Are there other sorts of diseases that spread through contagion? Warts? Acne? Dental carries? Regardless, we should not look at respiratory diseases as possible causes of arthritis.

    Since neo-miasma is obviously true, what societal adjustments should people who effing LOVE science consider?

    Recently settled nomads are important populations to watch for early detection of new diseases. Also places where they keep live “bush meat” indoors. Especially when those markets are close to virology centers, likely serving up the experimental animals from gain of function experiments. People who are settled but still hunt might transfer animal diseases, but they’d probably have to keep the animals alive. So exotic pet suppliers should try to keep the bats away.

    Genetic engineering to make domestic animals more resistant to disease should be considered. Also reducing contact between microbats and people and domestic animals. Are there any birds that prey on microbats that could be encouraged in third-world barns? Sort of analogously to barns and cats. Maybe release poisoned insects into the barns or near the barns? In the long run, engineering domestic animals to be more disease-resistant should be on the table.

    Spelunkers around the world should probably wear really good masks, right? At least when they go into caves that bats live in. Researchers going to bat caves to sample the viruses need good masks, too. Maybe they could send drones in to sample the air, instead of people breathing the air while they capture bats?

    As neo-miasma applies to a lot of old diseases, there are larger-scale changes to consider. For new construction, HVAC systems’ air intakes should be on the ceiling. Fans need to run in cold flu seasons. Pulling air up, of course. Recycled air should be well filtered or UV-sterilized. This is especially important in schools. My theory is fall is so awful for respiratory disease because of kids going back to school. Admittedly, not as good a theory as neo-miasma.

    Behavioral changes should be on the table. Seems to me that respiratory infections are most dangerous in nursing homes and hospitals and most common in schools and daycares, so those are the places that changes should be made first. Schools need to end their perfect attendance awards. Companies should let sick workers take more paid time off, like until they aren’t sick. Even part-timers in retail should get sick days. For waiters, sick time pay should include tips, at least at some percentage of declared tips. I have read the average cold lasts 9 days when you muscle through it, changing as little of your life as possible, but just a day if you go home and go to sleep. I’m sure that’s an exaggeration, but businesses might get more work out of their workers if working throughout a respiratory illness were not seen as laudable.

    This is not in my comment there (if it published)

    Is there a range of UV frequency and intensity and exposure time that will ruin viral genomes, but not damage peoples’ eyes or skin? Like, destroy the viruses before they will diffuse or blow from an infected to uninflected office/classmate? There must be. People don’t get colds in the summer much, or even the winter. I think there must be. No virus has melanin or a UV-blocking chemical, and there have not been confirmed outdoor COVID transmissions even in winter. Unless there is crazy snow, people don’t get tan in winter outdoors, right?

    Is blue light at high enough frequency chemical bond-breaking? If so, get just above that in the UV, so it’s not visible, and do UV for like 3 seconds every minute, 10 seconds a minute…Try lots of scenarios and intensities in rooms with volunteers and infected people sneezing/coughing/breathing. See if any UV intensity/time regimes prevent transmission without doing much skin damage. Or Hell, skin cancer does not correlate with sun exposure per se, it correlates much more strongly with number of sunburns. Getting some winter UV might even prevent skin cancer. White people like being tan, right? Cataract surgery works very well, too. UV-blocking glasses and contacts are possible, and maybe already exist? I mean not sunglasses.

    There was a guy at iSteve a while back, DanHessinMD, who was either Dan Hessin, MD, or, more likely, Dan Hess in Maryland. I once asked which it was. He did not answer but responded to posts that Steve approved after he approved mine. That is telling, but not proof. Anyway, he pounded on humidity as an effective antiviral. Is he still around? I might check commenters’ history and see. Maybe he was right? We can just humidify the air inside and prevent colds, flu, and Cthulhu/Cfluwu? Even if it doesn’t work directly on viruses, if it makes our cilia work better or the mucus less viscous or whatever, I can see it having an effect. He did cite research. Never read it, I’ll see what I can pull up on PubMed. Maybe he was just trying to sell humidifiers, though.

    Aerosol vs surface spread of cold and flu is testable. At least if they still do experiments where people are deliberately infected with colds. Take two known DNA sequences and put a 30 or so base randomized sequence between them. Statistically, each one of a bunch of genomes will have an individual sequence. Put those sequences (known1-random-known2) into cold virus genomes. Infect volunteer(s) with lots of pfu. Put them into simulated offices/classrooms with other volunteers. Or real ones, like maybe use army personnel? Pentagon loses lots of man-hours to respiratory diseases. Military costs us prolly two trillion a year (including opportunity costs) we might as well utilize it. Over a week, lots of people will have caught a cold from the originally infected pop. Get lots of snot out of the not-originally infected cold-havers and sequence the viral genomes for the Radom inserts... If they were infected by droplets on surfaces, they will have more of the unique genome sequences than if they were infected by suspended aerosol particles in the air, because big droplets will have more viral particles, so more of the unique sequences. Would also have to have some people directly infected by aerosol and surface droplets.

    Having a good idea of the number of initial viral genomes in a typical infection would be good to have. Different evolutionary scenarios are more likely with different population sizes. I know intentional infections with diseases can be reliably induced by less than 1 PFU, plaque-forming unit, the number of “live” viruses required to cause a cell culture infection at one spot. Akin to CFU, colony firming unit, that causes a single spot in agar in a petri dish. But how many different viruses cause a typical infection?

    Be interesting to know the average ages of medium-mediated diseases compared to contract-mediated ones. Are STDs usually a lot older than, say, influenza?

    Congratulations if you read this whole comment. That Would Be Telling, I’m looking at you. Maybe Res? TWBT, have seen DRACO? Would not help with retroviruses or DNA viruses, but is a plausible tech for most.

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa, @Kratoklastes, @Bill Jones

    ‘Neo-miasma’ is a typically-American term: it pretends to recognise something that is already a known known, by relying on an ignorant definition of a different known known. It relies on ignorance of what ‘miasma‘ means.

    Airborne transmission (the known known) is not miasma.

    Miasma theory did not hold that different diseases were caused by different pathogens, some of which could be transmitted in the air: it asserted that all communicable diseases were transmitted via noxious fumes from any fetid or otherwise decomposing material. So a peat bog could give you everything from influenza to the plague, irrespective of whether anything in the bog was a repository of either pathogen.

    Neo-miasma‘ is to ‘airborne transmissibility‘ as ‘neo-epistemology‘ is to ‘Yanklish bullshit‘.

    • Replies: @Rob
    @Kratoklastes

    You are not ‘Murrican, right? You’re Aussie, IIRC.

    Airborne transmission of respiratory infection has been an extremely unpopular position in the American medical community. They vastly prefer contaminated surface or face-to-face transmission -- sneeze-to-the-mouth style as the mechanism.

    While the media may prefer a “we’ve always been at war with Eastasia” re-envisioning of the recent past where enlightened liberals have always supported masking and recalcitrant conservatives are all free-breathing maskless monsters, but that is not so. In February and March, Fauci himself was goi g on TeeVee saying that “there was no evidence that masks prevented transmission of SARS-CoV-2.”

    That is an American media not-quite-lie that was intended to mislead. “There was no evidence” because covid was new, so no data had been collected, analyzed, peer-reviewed, and published. Whereas if the master of all diseases says “there’s no evidence” it sounds to a layman as if the evidence points the other way, ie that masks do not work.

    It may be hard for a furriner to wrap his (very intelligent and rational) head around this, but the establishment and their media mouthpieces were all in on “COVID is a respiratory disease that causes flu-like symptoms of sneezing and coughing. So you don’t need a mask. Wash your hands frequently with hot water and soap for twenty seconds. Sing happy birthday twice! Then use hand sanitizer that is at least [whatever percent] ethanol at every opportunity.”

    Do you remember how concerned the public health experts were with “superspreaders” like a man at a convention who shook hands with hundreds of people? The hypothetical superspreaders were people who touched things that lots of other people later touched. Grocery stores wiped touchscreens with so much cleaner so often that the touch-sensitive layers were worn away. They did not sterilize the air. Stores set up sneeze guards between customers and employees because they thought that drops sprayed directly from one person to another face to face. But the air gets around the sneeze guards, something they were not concerned about.

    Did people in Australia sit at their desks/ receptionist chairs massless, then put on the mask when they were face-to-face with a customer? That would stop liquid expelled from one person's nose to the other’s mouth. Must have been effective, right? But the contaminated air, full of suspended virus that the customer breathed out? Those suspended droplets etc. in the air stuck around. Yet down the mask went when the face-to-face interaction ended.

    Do you remember when people stopped shaking hands because of CoronaChan? That is a smart change that would reduce transmission if the snot-touching mechanism is right, but utterly worthless if the airborne theory is true. Did Ozzies/Stralians quit shaking hands?

    Thinking that respiratory infections spread through contaminated air is very new to America’s “I fucking love SCIENCE!” population and the scientists whose research they fucking love is new.

    The psychology and self-interest behind the surface contamination view are pretty clear. Individuals get a sense of control. You do not have to touch your face, rub your eyes, etc. Droplet on surface to finger to eye rub to cold or flu was/is very widely believed in the USF by laymen and public health officials. Again, this may be hard to believe, and it flies in the face of logic, but it is so. “People’s frigging eyes do not get infected with colds, dumbass” you might say, and you would be right, but was widely believed by people seen as experts.

    The rentier class support from droplet contamination of surfaces or hand-to-hand

    A person with respiratory disease exhaling, sneezing or coughing the infectious agent into the air inside the building, whereupon the contaminated air infects new hosts even though the infected person is not there anymore is really, really novel for Americans.

    I know I’m really repeating myself. It may be a verite de palice that respiratory infections spread through the air, but it is a truth that was not accepted by Anthony Fauci in March 2020.

    An analogy to phrenology is appropriate. In the very narrowest sense, phrenology is pseudoscience. They got which regions of the brain are responsible for various traits wrong. They got it wrong that fine-scale differences in individuals’ brains are recapitulated in the shape of the skull wrong. But the essence of phrenology, that the brain controls the body, and that the mind is something that the brain does, etc. These are things that phrenology got right. Even today, some people do not accept that the mind is a product of the brain’s activity. MRI machines can show us the insides of people’s skulls, and differences in brains cause differences in psychological traits.

    The core of the original miasma theory of cholera, that sewage was the medium through which the infection spread to new hosts, was right. Sure, it was not the odor of sewage, it was the liquid and solid parts. But separating sewage from people, ie sanitation, was very effective against cholera. The same with malaria. It is not caused by food, or a defect in black people, or the heat, or the sun. It is spread by something in the air. It was not an odor, but a different annoyance in the air.

    Consider the germ theory, that small organisms infect someone, and reproduce, etc making the host ill through its metabolism, etc and that is what smallpox is, right?

    Would you say the germ theory of smallpox was wrong because viruses are neither animals nor alive? They do not have metabolism, either. The essence of the germ theory of smallpox, that something makes more of itself and goes from one person to the next is true, even though what they thought the agent was, an animal, bacterium, fungus, or another living thing, is wrong.

    There are diseases for which surface contamination or eye-to-hand-to-eye is how the disease spreads. Conjunctivitis, pink eye, comes to mind as one. You don’t wear a mask over your mouth to keep from getting pink eye. It is not spread through contaminated air.

    This comment is very long and very repetitive, and I am sorry for that. Like I said, maybe Australians have always discounted the contaminated surface theory, preferring the air to airway theory as more plausible and parsimonious. That would have been smurt of y’all.

    If you read this whole thing Kratoklastes, congrats. Thank you for staying with me.

    G’day, mate!

  111. Kick the dog until it bites, then call it a mad dog and shoot it.

    It’s the way of the left.

    Damn, but they’re good at it.

    A man’s young daughter gets forcibly sodomized by one of their pets – and when he calls them out for it, they have him arrested, and then appeal to the “Justice” department to destroy his life and make him an example of “domestic terrorism” – and Merrick Garland just can’t wait to side with the victimizers against the victims.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri, Rob McX
  112. @SafeNow
    I don’t frock or rape, but I have a problem. Here in California, it is a criminal offense to molest or annoy a teenager. Yes, “annoy.” (Penal Code 647.6). I just now walked to the curb to bring in the trash cans, and a teenage guy, obese and on the triggerable spectrum, was passing by. Our eyes met. (to ignore his existence might be annoying.) To say hello or smile might be interpreted as too becoming, and thus annoying. To do nothing might be annoying. I gave him a fast nod, around 5 degrees of arc. (anything greater could be seen as a sarcastic bow.) He returned the exact same.

    Replies: @Colin Wright, @Almost Missouri, @Cloudbuster

    Man, I annoy a teenager every single day. Good thing I don’t live in California.

    • LOL: SafeNow
  113. @Reg Cæsar
    @Bragadocious


    This is also the second time this week that lesbian violent crime has been in the news after Chinese NYPDer Yvonne Wu gunned down her ex-girlfriend’s new lover.
     
    Oriental lesbian violent crime, to boot. (Or to bound slipper.)

    No slanted-orifice jokes now, guys. These cases do, however, take "lesbian bed death" to a too literal meaning.

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Anonymous

    Don’t stick your finger in those dykes.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Cloudbuster


    Don’t stick your finger in those dykes.
     
    A humor magazine in the 1970s, probably National Lampoon, printed a cartoon of a little Dutch boy with his finger in Gloria Steinem. Which is inaccurate; she's a gold digger, not a dyke.
  114. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Almost Missouri

    "Politically, they are a pestilence."

    The authoritarian wokeism contrived by European and American billionaires to topple Western political and cultural systems is indeed a pestilence. These are the same "wealth generators" that you and your fellow flaccid conservative market fundamentalists pedestalized and glorified as great brains. Combined with the worship of Rabbi Jesus, which essentially makes you and your ilk unwitting crypto Jews, white male conservatives prepared the soil from whence this poison sprang.

    Congratulations.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    These are the same “wealth generators” that you and your fellow flaccid conservative market fundamentalists pedestalized and glorified as great brains.

    Are you sure you’re on the right thread? Right site, even?

  115. @Abolish_public_education
    @Expletive Deleted

    Back in Andy Jackson's day, one could walk up to the White House door, knock, and ask (successfully) to speak to the president. Nowadays, the WH is guarded on all sides, 24x7, by cameras and motion sensors, German Shepherds, body-armor cladded ninjas, and rooftop, Marine snipers.

    Someone who wants to meet with their full-time, state representative (a low-level, elected office) can't even get an appointment. An unelected, telephone flunkie will ask you to state your grievance. He will then harrangue you about why his boss' policy, coincidentally the same as that of his large, corporate donors, is the correct one. He won't even disclose his boss' appearance schedule ("due to security"). A constituent who shows-up, unannounced, at the official's capital office will, if he's there, get shooed-away; forget about ever being lucky enough to corner him at one of his several, district offices.

    Meanwhile, lobbyists have the guy on speed dial (he personally returns their calls), and get to spend intimate hours of time with him dining at fancy restaurants and golfing at exclusive resorts.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @JMcG

    Agree, and …

    Back in Andy Jackson’s day, one could walk up to the White House door, knock, and ask (successfully) to speak to the president. Nowadays, the WH is guarded on all sides, 24×7, by cameras and motion sensors, German Shepherds, body-armor cladded ninjas, and rooftop, Marine snipers.

    Nevermind Andy Jackson’s day, as recently as twenty years and five weeks ago, any random bystander could just roll into the Capitol when Congress was in session. It is was “the People’s House” after all.

  116. In the City of Brotherly Love

    https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2021/10/16/woman-raped-on-el-train-in-upper-darby-while-others-stood-around-and-did-nothing-police-say/

    The suspect, Fiston Ngoy, looks African. But Ngoy is a Cambodian name and Fiston means Son in French. So he is some weird melted shit.

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    @epebble

    Ngoy is, as you say, almost certainly an African name. Remember Africa is a very large continent w/many different tribal groups and languages. I’ve seen Africans with seemingly Polish or Russian surnames but they have an extra vowel or it’s in an odd position in the name. Plenty of Africans in Philadelphia.

    https://globalphiladelphia.org/communities/african

  117. @Observator
    @Almost Missouri

    Maybe ask yourself when you are tempted to rant about “leftists” and how different/crazy/dangerous they are, who most benefits when I think of my fellow citizens this way? Could it be the same folks who claim that the so-called domestic terrorists of Jan. 6 are the greatest danger to our so-called freedom? Or is it just coincidence that “they” control all our sources of information. Do you actually, personally know any leftists, or gays, or black people, to sit with them and hear what they really have to say?

    Many years ago I lived in Appalachia, on a farm with my new wife’s parents, and for this Boston boy it was a revelation. Down there some of the most decent people I’ve ever met had politics (and a certain angry, judgmental religion) I couldn’t stomach, while up here many of those I tended to agree with politically were such insecure phony-intellectual snobs I couldn’t stand them socially. I keep this lesson in mind. I still can’t make up my mind which side I would favor (as if it matters) when the storm that is now on the near horizon finally breaks.

    Replies: @OilcanFloyd, @JerseyJeffersonian, @Almost Missouri

    Do you actually, personally know any leftists, or gays, or black people, to sit with them and hear what they really have to say?

    Haha. Don’t worry. I was born to leftists, and raised among leftists to be a leftist (and in a black majority neighborhood to boot, lol). If knowing leftists was an Olympic event, I could medal. I even have a glancing acquaintance with some famous leftists who’ve been discussed in these pages, but I don’t mention it to avoid doxxing myself.

    I’m less familiar with Appalachians, but from what experience I’ve had, I can only concur with OilcanFloyd and JerseyJeffersonian.

    Maybe ask yourself when you are tempted to rant about “leftists” and how different/crazy/dangerous they are

    As for “different”, they’re not, I am the one who is different, the black sheep. They tend to be all alike, and I know all their tired tropes long before they get around to saying them. Originality is not in their nature; conformity is. Coercive conformity is too, coercive everything, in fact. Whatever your experience was with Appalachians’ “angry, judgmental religion”, it ain’t a patch on the angry, judgmental religion of leftism.

    As for “dangerous”, they’re not dangerous in the sense of a wild animal or a street thug, since they’re basically all cowards and very few are physically intimidating. Their personal dangerousness is in the forms common to cowards: the backstabber, the malingerer, the poisoner, the traitor, the fink, the snitch, the perjurer, the slanderer, the charlatan, the Deceiver. Socially—or I should say, societally, however, they are very dangerous, mass murderous even. As Steve has been at pains to point out, their recent social reforms have gotten thousands of additional people murdered. And that’s just the part of the iceberg that is most visible. They hold nearly all the the levers of power in our current polity. I would go so far as to say that if leftism disappeared tomorrow, 90% of current social problems could be solved in the following weeks.

    As for “crazy”, well, what would you call a religion that always seeks the opposite of virtue, the opposite of the good, the true and the beautiful? And very often even the opposite of pragmatic self-interest, as a form of perverted “virtue” signaling? IMHO, “crazy” is a reasonable descriptor, but there could be others.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
    • Thanks: Jim Christian
    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Almost Missouri

    Terrific comment!

  118. @Reg Cæsar
    @Almost Missouri


    when the rubber meets the road they vote/judge/donate/buy/etc. in the way that most metastasizes wokeness.
     
    They don't buy houses that way!


    Somewhat related, here is a very useful map showing the future of Europe, which we should embrace and adopt posthaste and forthwith:


    https://external-preview.redd.it/t7pUEVtNx5MpOAK-gkro4YLRyaPS5GdhkJj6fLBhOng.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=2c671673631e434786aaa554997b0ea34ef2cded

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    They don’t buy houses that way!

    I’d argue that they do. Instead of putting their money where their mouth is and personally investing in “underserved” neighborhoods where their woke pieties might actually progress via education in the school of hard knocks, and their virtue signaling might accidentally result in some real virtue, they insist on clogging up key real estate, whether that be an urban nexus or a pleasant suburb, driving up prices and rents for more productive citizens. Furthermore, once they colonize these potentially productive spaces, they immediately set about subverting them from within, sawing off the tree branches they themselves are sitting on, while howling that it is someone else’s fault.

    They are cancer.

  119. Anonymous[407] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    "We are already seeing the mixed signals characteristic of a false flag."

    Wouldn't a carefully organized conspiracy send out unmixed signals?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Wouldn’t a carefully organized conspiracy send out unmixed signals?

    That is certainly what one would think. However, the preferred practice for higher-level psyops appears to call for (1) several layers of misdirection/headfakes around the core operation; and (2) creating intentional confusion in early media coverage (far beyond what is normal given harried, deadline-driven reporting).

    Introducing obvious inconsistencies and errors helps sow confusion which in turn gives rise to a sense that “we’ll probably never find out the real truth.” For their part, media hacks and hackettes will be reluctant to wade back into a story knowing that correct reporting would implicitly refute the early, erroneous stories put out by the hacks’ own organ or its competitors.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Or maybe reporters and social media accounts are rushing and get facts confused?

    Replies: @BB753

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Anonymous

    Introducing obvious inconsistencies and errors helps sow confusion which in turn gives rise to a sense that “we’ll probably never find out the real truth.”

    Scott Adams theorizes that the more unlikely scenarios of fraud in the 2020 election were deliberately planted misinformation and served a useful purpose. A few easily disproved accusations early on enables the media to dismiss any that come later as "just more of the same, not worth looking into." After Sydney Powell latched onto the assertion that Dominion Voting Systems used software created at the direction of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, it discredited any more plausible assertions she would subsequently make.

    Replies: @additionalMike

  120. @Anonymous
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    David Amess throughout his life, and, near the end of her life, Jo Cox seriously upset the Deep State.

    We are already seeing the mixed signals characteristic of a false flag. In one report, Amess was killed during a service in a Methodist church which the perpetrator invaded. Another version insiste he was murdered during a "constituency surgery" event (i.e. scheduled meeting with voters).

    It is quite likely that the alleged perpetrators in both cases were mere Oswalds acting - wittingly or not - for unknown principals.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @El Dato, @J.Ross, @Expletive Deleted, @Anonymous

    WOW! No fewer than three (3) commenters (not counting Steve Sailer’s reasonable point) all jumping up to assure us that the oswald (sic) in this case acted entirely alone, and there couldn’t possibly be a conspiracy to make an example of an MP who had long embarrassed and angered TPTB, pour décourager les autres.

  121. @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer


    Wouldn’t a carefully organized conspiracy send out unmixed signals?
     
    That is certainly what one would think. However, the preferred practice for higher-level psyops appears to call for (1) several layers of misdirection/headfakes around the core operation; and (2) creating intentional confusion in early media coverage (far beyond what is normal given harried, deadline-driven reporting).

    Introducing obvious inconsistencies and errors helps sow confusion which in turn gives rise to a sense that "we'll probably never find out the real truth." For their part, media hacks and hackettes will be reluctant to wade back into a story knowing that correct reporting would implicitly refute the early, erroneous stories put out by the hacks' own organ or its competitors.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Harry Baldwin

    Or maybe reporters and social media accounts are rushing and get facts confused?

    • Replies: @BB753
    @Steve Sailer

    Man, it's psy-ops 101. Confuse the target population. Stress and fear are also vital.

  122. @Reg Cæsar
    @Bragadocious


    This is also the second time this week that lesbian violent crime has been in the news after Chinese NYPDer Yvonne Wu gunned down her ex-girlfriend’s new lover.
     
    Oriental lesbian violent crime, to boot. (Or to bound slipper.)

    No slanted-orifice jokes now, guys. These cases do, however, take "lesbian bed death" to a too literal meaning.

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Anonymous

    The new lover successfully wooed Ms Wu’s girlfriend away.

  123. “NSBA specifically solicits the expertise and resources of the US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), US Department of Homeland Security, US Secret Service, and its National Threat Assessment Center.”

    When America starts to function like the good ol’ USSR, maybe it’s time to pause, think and look at the wider perspective. Would a school board have solicited the aid of the DOJ, FBI, Homeland Security and the whole alphabet soup of spook agencies ten or 20 years ago over a rightfully disgruntled father calling them out and facing them? Is it normal to tar any citizen not taking BS from government officials as a domestic terrorist?
    This is the real issue.
    As for the tranny mania, it’s just part and parcel of the transhumanism pushed down our throats, sometimes literally, which is a way for the technocratic State to dehumanize the population to increase its control.

  124. @TelfoedJohn
    I worked out that about 40% of transgender people are pedophiles. 7% of a ‘self-help’ forum for pedophiles identity as transgender, but only 0.58% of people are transgender. So they’re 12 times more likely to be pedos than other people. Pedos in the general population are 2 to 5 percent. 12 times that means 24 to 60 percent of trans are pedos.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    Pedos in the general population are 2 to 5 percent.

    Got a cite for that?

  125. @OilcanFloyd
    @Nicholas Stix


    A variation on this same problem are the liberal death cultists who flee states like California to Republican states, because of the former’s crazy policies, only to aggressively support the identical policies they just fle
     
    If the nation does break apart, they should be repatriated. Because of them, I would support limiting internal movement. My state would be fine if immigrants had to stay in the state where they entered and moving between states were limited. The area that I moved to to escape transplants and immigrants is now being destroyed by transplants and legal and illegal immigrants. I despise all of them!

    Replies: @Mike Tre

    Don’t limit movement, amount American citizens I mean. Restrict the privilege to vote for new residents of states for 10 years or more. Just like immigrants can only be admitted following voluntary sterilization.

  126. @Cloudbuster
    @Reg Cæsar

    Don't stick your finger in those dykes.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Don’t stick your finger in those dykes.

    A humor magazine in the 1970s, probably National Lampoon, printed a cartoon of a little Dutch boy with his finger in Gloria Steinem. Which is inaccurate; she’s a gold digger, not a dyke.

  127. @Rob
    This is completely, totally, wildly off-topic. It’s about coronavirus, which, if I understand correctly, is a popular subject around here. I’ll go ahead and give ya a MORE tag.

    Hey, thanks for clicking! Over on his blog, Agnostic has a series of posts on theories of how germs go from infecting one critter/person to the next critter/person. Whether they are contagious, as in spread by direct contact, handshake, sex, etc or mediated, like spread from a person to a medium, like air or water, then from the medium to the next victim.

    He argues that most diseases do spread through a miasma. In a very important sense, he might argue, malaria is spread through bad air. What’s bad about this air? It’s full of effing anopheles mosquitoes carrying malaria sporozoites! Mosquitoes get around through the air, people!

    He thinks coronaviruses get from bat to bat in caves through a sick bat contaminating the medium, air, that the bats are in, rather than through bat A sneezing coronavirus into bat B’s face. He argues that this menthol of transmission pre-adapted coronavirus to spread through the air in our indoor environments, which is similar to cave air in that there is little airflow, multiple bat-like creatures (us) breathe in air in our cave-like buildings contaminated by our infected bat-like friends, other people.

    Neo-miasma is a good theory for respiratory viruses and maybe a bunch of others. Even most GI bugs likely spread through a medium. An infected worker prepares food. The customer eats food. No contact is required. Handshakes are fairly safe.

    One might argue, though I don’t think he does, that believing in contagion, direct transmission through contact, is psychologically appealing. Believing contagion gives you a sense of control. You can avoid touching things. You can train yourself not to rub your eyes or put your fingers in your mouth. You don’t have to shake hands during cold and flu season… this psychology was very clear in March of 2020 when the media were telling us “there is no evidence that masks work” and to rub alcohol into our hands every few seconds. But miasma? You gotta breathe! I quit once, for like three days. Could not have done it without gum. (I kid, you autists) Back when China was not sending us masks and the elite did not want to have it widely known that our hollowed-out economy could not produce masks, hand-sanitizing gave people the sense of control and superiority - “those dumb rubes in Trumplandia think respiratory viruses spread through the air! Why would a virus that infects your airways spread through the air? They are so dumb! Time for another performative hand-sanitizing!” - later on, when China solved their CoronaCrisis and started sending us masks again, wearing a mask gives that same sense of control and superiority. Though I must admit, I wear a mask. Maybe it helps? I’m kinda at the point where I don’t care if in-vaccinated people get COVID, though.

    Anyway, he says that MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a coronavirus that is less infectious but deadlier than COVID got its start when it did (recently) because the nomads were settled, and started keeping their camels in barns, which bats, the original source, decided were cave-like enough to live in. The disease spread through the air from bat to camel to man. He argues that miasma (he does not call it that right there) a contaminated medium is more likely than bats giving CPR to camels, or whatever direct contact would entail.

    I encourage you to read the entire series of posts and come back here to comment, cuz I can’t comment there. I think he says he does not let people comment using Apple stuff. Maybe it’s personal. Can’t blame him.

    Here’s my comment, with some additions.

    I wonder if the nomadic aspect is one reason Indians were so vulnerable to infectious diseases. And relatedly, why they did not have many diseases to give us, save syphilis, which does spread through direct contact. Obviously, they were vulnerable because the founding population was small and the balance of selection switching from infectious disease to autoimmune diseases.

    Seem to recall that rheumatoid arthritis is likely caused by a New World infectious agent. Neo-miasma theory suggests that this is a contagious disease, spread by direct contact. Worth thinking about whether this is an STD. Are there other sorts of diseases that spread through contagion? Warts? Acne? Dental carries? Regardless, we should not look at respiratory diseases as possible causes of arthritis.

    Since neo-miasma is obviously true, what societal adjustments should people who effing LOVE science consider?

    Recently settled nomads are important populations to watch for early detection of new diseases. Also places where they keep live “bush meat” indoors. Especially when those markets are close to virology centers, likely serving up the experimental animals from gain of function experiments. People who are settled but still hunt might transfer animal diseases, but they’d probably have to keep the animals alive. So exotic pet suppliers should try to keep the bats away.

    Genetic engineering to make domestic animals more resistant to disease should be considered. Also reducing contact between microbats and people and domestic animals. Are there any birds that prey on microbats that could be encouraged in third-world barns? Sort of analogously to barns and cats. Maybe release poisoned insects into the barns or near the barns? In the long run, engineering domestic animals to be more disease-resistant should be on the table.

    Spelunkers around the world should probably wear really good masks, right? At least when they go into caves that bats live in. Researchers going to bat caves to sample the viruses need good masks, too. Maybe they could send drones in to sample the air, instead of people breathing the air while they capture bats?

    As neo-miasma applies to a lot of old diseases, there are larger-scale changes to consider. For new construction, HVAC systems’ air intakes should be on the ceiling. Fans need to run in cold flu seasons. Pulling air up, of course. Recycled air should be well filtered or UV-sterilized. This is especially important in schools. My theory is fall is so awful for respiratory disease because of kids going back to school. Admittedly, not as good a theory as neo-miasma.

    Behavioral changes should be on the table. Seems to me that respiratory infections are most dangerous in nursing homes and hospitals and most common in schools and daycares, so those are the places that changes should be made first. Schools need to end their perfect attendance awards. Companies should let sick workers take more paid time off, like until they aren’t sick. Even part-timers in retail should get sick days. For waiters, sick time pay should include tips, at least at some percentage of declared tips. I have read the average cold lasts 9 days when you muscle through it, changing as little of your life as possible, but just a day if you go home and go to sleep. I’m sure that’s an exaggeration, but businesses might get more work out of their workers if working throughout a respiratory illness were not seen as laudable.

    This is not in my comment there (if it published)

    Is there a range of UV frequency and intensity and exposure time that will ruin viral genomes, but not damage peoples’ eyes or skin? Like, destroy the viruses before they will diffuse or blow from an infected to uninflected office/classmate? There must be. People don’t get colds in the summer much, or even the winter. I think there must be. No virus has melanin or a UV-blocking chemical, and there have not been confirmed outdoor COVID transmissions even in winter. Unless there is crazy snow, people don’t get tan in winter outdoors, right?

    Is blue light at high enough frequency chemical bond-breaking? If so, get just above that in the UV, so it’s not visible, and do UV for like 3 seconds every minute, 10 seconds a minute…Try lots of scenarios and intensities in rooms with volunteers and infected people sneezing/coughing/breathing. See if any UV intensity/time regimes prevent transmission without doing much skin damage. Or Hell, skin cancer does not correlate with sun exposure per se, it correlates much more strongly with number of sunburns. Getting some winter UV might even prevent skin cancer. White people like being tan, right? Cataract surgery works very well, too. UV-blocking glasses and contacts are possible, and maybe already exist? I mean not sunglasses.

    There was a guy at iSteve a while back, DanHessinMD, who was either Dan Hessin, MD, or, more likely, Dan Hess in Maryland. I once asked which it was. He did not answer but responded to posts that Steve approved after he approved mine. That is telling, but not proof. Anyway, he pounded on humidity as an effective antiviral. Is he still around? I might check commenters’ history and see. Maybe he was right? We can just humidify the air inside and prevent colds, flu, and Cthulhu/Cfluwu? Even if it doesn’t work directly on viruses, if it makes our cilia work better or the mucus less viscous or whatever, I can see it having an effect. He did cite research. Never read it, I’ll see what I can pull up on PubMed. Maybe he was just trying to sell humidifiers, though.

    Aerosol vs surface spread of cold and flu is testable. At least if they still do experiments where people are deliberately infected with colds. Take two known DNA sequences and put a 30 or so base randomized sequence between them. Statistically, each one of a bunch of genomes will have an individual sequence. Put those sequences (known1-random-known2) into cold virus genomes. Infect volunteer(s) with lots of pfu. Put them into simulated offices/classrooms with other volunteers. Or real ones, like maybe use army personnel? Pentagon loses lots of man-hours to respiratory diseases. Military costs us prolly two trillion a year (including opportunity costs) we might as well utilize it. Over a week, lots of people will have caught a cold from the originally infected pop. Get lots of snot out of the not-originally infected cold-havers and sequence the viral genomes for the Radom inserts... If they were infected by droplets on surfaces, they will have more of the unique genome sequences than if they were infected by suspended aerosol particles in the air, because big droplets will have more viral particles, so more of the unique sequences. Would also have to have some people directly infected by aerosol and surface droplets.

    Having a good idea of the number of initial viral genomes in a typical infection would be good to have. Different evolutionary scenarios are more likely with different population sizes. I know intentional infections with diseases can be reliably induced by less than 1 PFU, plaque-forming unit, the number of “live” viruses required to cause a cell culture infection at one spot. Akin to CFU, colony firming unit, that causes a single spot in agar in a petri dish. But how many different viruses cause a typical infection?

    Be interesting to know the average ages of medium-mediated diseases compared to contract-mediated ones. Are STDs usually a lot older than, say, influenza?

    Congratulations if you read this whole comment. That Would Be Telling, I’m looking at you. Maybe Res? TWBT, have seen DRACO? Would not help with retroviruses or DNA viruses, but is a plausible tech for most.

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa, @Kratoklastes, @Bill Jones

    I was amused at the start of your tome when you picked up the malaria topic. During my extensive research on the Corona scam I found there was a little, not so much an organization as, rather, a meme, called Malaria Control War Areas, that grew out of the miasma of the Roosevelt Administration that was the breeding ground of so much of the Fascist State we now enjoy. MCWA mutated to become the CDC.
    I think the point at which all hope was lost was 40 odd years ago with the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980.
    That established the principle that employees of the CDC could be co-patent-holders of drugs on which they had worked with the drug companies.
    From then on the CDC was set on the course to where it is simply the marketing arm of big Pharma.

  128. @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer


    Wouldn’t a carefully organized conspiracy send out unmixed signals?
     
    That is certainly what one would think. However, the preferred practice for higher-level psyops appears to call for (1) several layers of misdirection/headfakes around the core operation; and (2) creating intentional confusion in early media coverage (far beyond what is normal given harried, deadline-driven reporting).

    Introducing obvious inconsistencies and errors helps sow confusion which in turn gives rise to a sense that "we'll probably never find out the real truth." For their part, media hacks and hackettes will be reluctant to wade back into a story knowing that correct reporting would implicitly refute the early, erroneous stories put out by the hacks' own organ or its competitors.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Harry Baldwin

    Introducing obvious inconsistencies and errors helps sow confusion which in turn gives rise to a sense that “we’ll probably never find out the real truth.”

    Scott Adams theorizes that the more unlikely scenarios of fraud in the 2020 election were deliberately planted misinformation and served a useful purpose. A few easily disproved accusations early on enables the media to dismiss any that come later as “just more of the same, not worth looking into.” After Sydney Powell latched onto the assertion that Dominion Voting Systems used software created at the direction of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, it discredited any more plausible assertions she would subsequently make.

    • Replies: @additionalMike
    @Harry Baldwin

    Kind of like Obama's missing birth certificate. This is political ju-jitsu performed at the highest level.

  129. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Reg Cæsar

    LOL. Yes, here in the shtetl we all use Stihl chainsaws, which are temperamental like us.


    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/ce/c5/6a/cec56a32f9e7c7a86c4ea57e484eb1e0.jpg

    Replies: @additionalMike

    It is a shame that women put those ugly tattoos on themselves.
    She deserves a good spanking.

    • Agree: Buzz Mohawk
  130. @Harry Baldwin
    @Anonymous

    Introducing obvious inconsistencies and errors helps sow confusion which in turn gives rise to a sense that “we’ll probably never find out the real truth.”

    Scott Adams theorizes that the more unlikely scenarios of fraud in the 2020 election were deliberately planted misinformation and served a useful purpose. A few easily disproved accusations early on enables the media to dismiss any that come later as "just more of the same, not worth looking into." After Sydney Powell latched onto the assertion that Dominion Voting Systems used software created at the direction of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, it discredited any more plausible assertions she would subsequently make.

    Replies: @additionalMike

    Kind of like Obama’s missing birth certificate. This is political ju-jitsu performed at the highest level.

  131. I would be willing to put money on hulk hogan being the next big man turned woman out there.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    @ginger bread man

    My impression is autogynephiliacs tend to come out in their 60s and younger but I don't know any statistics. The Hulkster is 68 so by my hypothesis he's aging out of any such pathology.

    Another armchair impression, Hogan doesn't seem to have any more than the typical celebrity-tier level of conceit about himself. Autogynephilia by contrast is like the ultimate narcissism.

  132. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Or maybe reporters and social media accounts are rushing and get facts confused?

    Replies: @BB753

    Man, it’s psy-ops 101. Confuse the target population. Stress and fear are also vital.

  133. @JerseyJeffersonian
    @Wade Hampton

    This suggestion runs counter to Modern Education's Best Practices Style Guidelines. According to these, "mainstreaming" anything from the mildly retarded to the psychotically violent is not only optimal for them, but good for all the other students in their places of incarceration.

    Additionally, it blurs the distinction between schools and prisons, a societally valuable goal. Predation by psychopaths fairly common in prisons? Well, let's see to it that it is common in schools, as well.

    Replies: @Wade Hampton

    There is no question that “modern education” demands mainstreaming of the “differently abled”.

    My wife, an earthly saint, is training to be a special education teacher. She is working in the local high school with kids who are of high school calendar age, but 2nd grade intellectual age. (I’m talking about individuals who used to be called “retarded”, now called SPEDS. I’m not taking about racial issues.)

    Rather than working with the kids at their current level of intellectual development to help them with life skills (e.g. how many cups in a quart), her educational masters demand that she take high school concepts (e.g. trigonometry) and adjust them down to the intellectual level of her charges.

    Of course this is an impossible task, but this is what happens when you let lawyers actually run things. Rather like the Biden or Obama administrations. Or Bush the Dumber for that matter. His “No Child Left Alone Act” is no doubt the root of this insanity.

  134. @Abolish_public_education
    @Expletive Deleted

    Back in Andy Jackson's day, one could walk up to the White House door, knock, and ask (successfully) to speak to the president. Nowadays, the WH is guarded on all sides, 24x7, by cameras and motion sensors, German Shepherds, body-armor cladded ninjas, and rooftop, Marine snipers.

    Someone who wants to meet with their full-time, state representative (a low-level, elected office) can't even get an appointment. An unelected, telephone flunkie will ask you to state your grievance. He will then harrangue you about why his boss' policy, coincidentally the same as that of his large, corporate donors, is the correct one. He won't even disclose his boss' appearance schedule ("due to security"). A constituent who shows-up, unannounced, at the official's capital office will, if he's there, get shooed-away; forget about ever being lucky enough to corner him at one of his several, district offices.

    Meanwhile, lobbyists have the guy on speed dial (he personally returns their calls), and get to spend intimate hours of time with him dining at fancy restaurants and golfing at exclusive resorts.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @JMcG

    I once spent several hours having dinner with the DC lobbyists for my company. The politicians can have them. Reptiles to a man. And to a woman.

  135. @Almost Missouri
    @Observator


    Do you actually, personally know any leftists, or gays, or black people, to sit with them and hear what they really have to say?
     
    Haha. Don't worry. I was born to leftists, and raised among leftists to be a leftist (and in a black majority neighborhood to boot, lol). If knowing leftists was an Olympic event, I could medal. I even have a glancing acquaintance with some famous leftists who've been discussed in these pages, but I don't mention it to avoid doxxing myself.

    I'm less familiar with Appalachians, but from what experience I've had, I can only concur with OilcanFloyd and JerseyJeffersonian.

    Maybe ask yourself when you are tempted to rant about “leftists” and how different/crazy/dangerous they are
     
    As for "different", they're not, I am the one who is different, the black sheep. They tend to be all alike, and I know all their tired tropes long before they get around to saying them. Originality is not in their nature; conformity is. Coercive conformity is too, coercive everything, in fact. Whatever your experience was with Appalachians' "angry, judgmental religion", it ain't a patch on the angry, judgmental religion of leftism.

    As for "dangerous", they're not dangerous in the sense of a wild animal or a street thug, since they're basically all cowards and very few are physically intimidating. Their personal dangerousness is in the forms common to cowards: the backstabber, the malingerer, the poisoner, the traitor, the fink, the snitch, the perjurer, the slanderer, the charlatan, the Deceiver. Socially—or I should say, societally, however, they are very dangerous, mass murderous even. As Steve has been at pains to point out, their recent social reforms have gotten thousands of additional people murdered. And that's just the part of the iceberg that is most visible. They hold nearly all the the levers of power in our current polity. I would go so far as to say that if leftism disappeared tomorrow, 90% of current social problems could be solved in the following weeks.

    As for "crazy", well, what would you call a religion that always seeks the opposite of virtue, the opposite of the good, the true and the beautiful? And very often even the opposite of pragmatic self-interest, as a form of perverted "virtue" signaling? IMHO, "crazy" is a reasonable descriptor, but there could be others.

    Replies: @JMcG

    Terrific comment!

    • Agree: Jim Christian
  136. • Replies: @CCZ
    @MEH 0910

    And a Bronx, New York "carpetbagger"!!!!

    "Buta Biberaj was born in Montenegro and is of Albanian parentage. She was raised in the Bronx borough of New York City. After attending Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus, NYC, for her freshman and first-half of sophomore years, she transferred to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Education in 1987 and received her J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law in 1993. " Source: Justia Law

  137. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/1449880404245295104

    Replies: @CCZ

    And a Bronx, New York “carpetbagger”!!!!

    “Buta Biberaj was born in Montenegro and is of Albanian parentage. She was raised in the Bronx borough of New York City. After attending Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus, NYC, for her freshman and first-half of sophomore years, she transferred to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Education in 1987 and received her J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law in 1993. ” Source: Justia Law

  138. Rob says:
    @Kratoklastes
    @Rob

    'Neo-miasma' is a typically-American term: it pretends to recognise something that is already a known known, by relying on an ignorant definition of a different known known. It relies on ignorance of what 'miasma' means.

    Airborne transmission (the known known) is not miasma.

    Miasma theory did not hold that different diseases were caused by different pathogens, some of which could be transmitted in the air: it asserted that all communicable diseases were transmitted via noxious fumes from any fetid or otherwise decomposing material. So a peat bog could give you everything from influenza to the plague, irrespective of whether anything in the bog was a repository of either pathogen.

    'Neo-miasma' is to 'airborne transmissibility' as 'neo-epistemology' is to 'Yanklish bullshit'.

    Replies: @Rob

    You are not ‘Murrican, right? You’re Aussie, IIRC.

    Airborne transmission of respiratory infection has been an extremely unpopular position in the American medical community. They vastly prefer contaminated surface or face-to-face transmission — sneeze-to-the-mouth style as the mechanism.

    While the media may prefer a “we’ve always been at war with Eastasia” re-envisioning of the recent past where enlightened liberals have always supported masking and recalcitrant conservatives are all free-breathing maskless monsters, but that is not so. In February and March, Fauci himself was goi g on TeeVee saying that “there was no evidence that masks prevented transmission of SARS-CoV-2.”

    That is an American media not-quite-lie that was intended to mislead. “There was no evidence” because covid was new, so no data had been collected, analyzed, peer-reviewed, and published. Whereas if the master of all diseases says “there’s no evidence” it sounds to a layman as if the evidence points the other way, ie that masks do not work.

    It may be hard for a furriner to wrap his (very intelligent and rational) head around this, but the establishment and their media mouthpieces were all in on “COVID is a respiratory disease that causes flu-like symptoms of sneezing and coughing. So you don’t need a mask. Wash your hands frequently with hot water and soap for twenty seconds. Sing happy birthday twice! Then use hand sanitizer that is at least [whatever percent] ethanol at every opportunity.”

    [MORE]

    Do you remember how concerned the public health experts were with “superspreaders” like a man at a convention who shook hands with hundreds of people? The hypothetical superspreaders were people who touched things that lots of other people later touched. Grocery stores wiped touchscreens with so much cleaner so often that the touch-sensitive layers were worn away. They did not sterilize the air. Stores set up sneeze guards between customers and employees because they thought that drops sprayed directly from one person to another face to face. But the air gets around the sneeze guards, something they were not concerned about.

    Did people in Australia sit at their desks/ receptionist chairs massless, then put on the mask when they were face-to-face with a customer? That would stop liquid expelled from one person’s nose to the other’s mouth. Must have been effective, right? But the contaminated air, full of suspended virus that the customer breathed out? Those suspended droplets etc. in the air stuck around. Yet down the mask went when the face-to-face interaction ended.

    Do you remember when people stopped shaking hands because of CoronaChan? That is a smart change that would reduce transmission if the snot-touching mechanism is right, but utterly worthless if the airborne theory is true. Did Ozzies/Stralians quit shaking hands?

    Thinking that respiratory infections spread through contaminated air is very new to America’s “I fucking love SCIENCE!” population and the scientists whose research they fucking love is new.

    The psychology and self-interest behind the surface contamination view are pretty clear. Individuals get a sense of control. You do not have to touch your face, rub your eyes, etc. Droplet on surface to finger to eye rub to cold or flu was/is very widely believed in the USF by laymen and public health officials. Again, this may be hard to believe, and it flies in the face of logic, but it is so. “People’s frigging eyes do not get infected with colds, dumbass” you might say, and you would be right, but was widely believed by people seen as experts.

    The rentier class support from droplet contamination of surfaces or hand-to-hand

    A person with respiratory disease exhaling, sneezing or coughing the infectious agent into the air inside the building, whereupon the contaminated air infects new hosts even though the infected person is not there anymore is really, really novel for Americans.

    I know I’m really repeating myself. It may be a verite de palice that respiratory infections spread through the air, but it is a truth that was not accepted by Anthony Fauci in March 2020.

    An analogy to phrenology is appropriate. In the very narrowest sense, phrenology is pseudoscience. They got which regions of the brain are responsible for various traits wrong. They got it wrong that fine-scale differences in individuals’ brains are recapitulated in the shape of the skull wrong. But the essence of phrenology, that the brain controls the body, and that the mind is something that the brain does, etc. These are things that phrenology got right. Even today, some people do not accept that the mind is a product of the brain’s activity. MRI machines can show us the insides of people’s skulls, and differences in brains cause differences in psychological traits.

    The core of the original miasma theory of cholera, that sewage was the medium through which the infection spread to new hosts, was right. Sure, it was not the odor of sewage, it was the liquid and solid parts. But separating sewage from people, ie sanitation, was very effective against cholera. The same with malaria. It is not caused by food, or a defect in black people, or the heat, or the sun. It is spread by something in the air. It was not an odor, but a different annoyance in the air.

    Consider the germ theory, that small organisms infect someone, and reproduce, etc making the host ill through its metabolism, etc and that is what smallpox is, right?

    Would you say the germ theory of smallpox was wrong because viruses are neither animals nor alive? They do not have metabolism, either. The essence of the germ theory of smallpox, that something makes more of itself and goes from one person to the next is true, even though what they thought the agent was, an animal, bacterium, fungus, or another living thing, is wrong.

    There are diseases for which surface contamination or eye-to-hand-to-eye is how the disease spreads. Conjunctivitis, pink eye, comes to mind as one. You don’t wear a mask over your mouth to keep from getting pink eye. It is not spread through contaminated air.

    This comment is very long and very repetitive, and I am sorry for that. Like I said, maybe Australians have always discounted the contaminated surface theory, preferring the air to airway theory as more plausible and parsimonious. That would have been smurt of y’all.

    If you read this whole thing Kratoklastes, congrats. Thank you for staying with me.

    G’day, mate!

  139. @ginger bread man
    I would be willing to put money on hulk hogan being the next big man turned woman out there.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    My impression is autogynephiliacs tend to come out in their 60s and younger but I don’t know any statistics. The Hulkster is 68 so by my hypothesis he’s aging out of any such pathology.

    Another armchair impression, Hogan doesn’t seem to have any more than the typical celebrity-tier level of conceit about himself. Autogynephilia by contrast is like the ultimate narcissism.

  140. @Nicholas Stix
    @Almost Missouri

    A variation on this same problem are the liberal death cultists who flee states like California to Republican states, because of the former’s crazy policies, only to aggressively support the identical policies they just fled.

    Replies: @OilcanFloyd, @AnotherDad

    A variation on this same problem are the liberal death cultists who flee states like California to Republican states, because of the former’s crazy policies, only to aggressively support the identical policies they just fled.

    This is why in the end there is no substitute for separate nations.

    We were never quite “one people”, but at least sort of headed toward mostly being one people. But now we do not even share common norms. And are not remotely one people.

    We are simply not a nation anymore. We have nothing in common and just get on each others’ nerves. We need to separate.

  141. @Polistra
    @Altai

    Worth emphasizing: the significant fact isn't that Justice Ginsburg said these things, but that Katie Couric felt it proper (and herself duly authorized) to prevent the public from hearing them.

    Replies: @duncsbaby

    Katie called up David Brooks for advice and he told her that Justice Ginsburg didn’t understand the question. David Brooks is still considered a conservative by the Media Elite.

  142. @epebble
    In the City of Brotherly Love

    https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2021/10/16/woman-raped-on-el-train-in-upper-darby-while-others-stood-around-and-did-nothing-police-say/

    The suspect, Fiston Ngoy, looks African. But Ngoy is a Cambodian name and Fiston means Son in French. So he is some weird melted shit.

    Replies: @duncsbaby

    Ngoy is, as you say, almost certainly an African name. Remember Africa is a very large continent w/many different tribal groups and languages. I’ve seen Africans with seemingly Polish or Russian surnames but they have an extra vowel or it’s in an odd position in the name. Plenty of Africans in Philadelphia.

    https://globalphiladelphia.org/communities/african

  143. @notsaying
    I looked up the charges mentioned above because I thought some things were missing. Yes, they are -- and this is just for the first girl, whose dad got arrested. God knows what happened to the second girl. Well, since her attacker never should have had the chance to go after her, I am pretty sure her family will sue the school district too so eventually we will know more.

    According to the dad's lawyer:

    "Smith’s attorney, Elizabeth Lancaster, told The Daily Wire that the boy had been charged with two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of anal sodomy and one county [sic] of forcible fellatio, all in regards to the incident.

    When Smith was called to the school that day, he’d just been told that his daughter had been assaulted. But after he arrived, The Daily Wire reported, “he determined that what had happened was not a case of his daughter being beaten up: It was far more serious.”

    However, the school told Smith it was going to handle the incident “in-house,” apparently meaning without involving law enforcement. Smith said he lost his temper.

    “Deputies from the sheriff’s office ultimately responded to the school — not to investigate the alleged rape of a child, Smith said, but because school administrators called them on him for making a scene about it,” The Daily Wire reported."


    https://www.westernjournal.com/loudoun-county-dad-says-daughter-raped-boy-girls-bathroom-school-tried-cover/

    Replies: @El Dato, @Jim Don Bob

    Betcha the gender fluid attacker was a POC. We’d have heard more about him were he white. Good thing she’s not my daughter.

  144. https://wtop.com/loudoun-county/2021/10/email-from-loudoun-co-superintendent-alerted-school-board-on-day-of-bathroom-assault/

    https://twitter.com/ZaidJilani/status/1451346400843812871

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/MailOnline/status/1451925138614759426

  145. @MEH 0910
    https://wtop.com/loudoun-county/2021/10/email-from-loudoun-co-superintendent-alerted-school-board-on-day-of-bathroom-assault/

    https://twitter.com/WTOP/status/1451338174328881160

    https://twitter.com/ZaidJilani/status/1451346400843812871

    Replies: @MEH 0910

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