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As a night person who has the same sleep patterns as an Antifa rioter, following Twitter at 2 AM Pacific Daily Time during this Summer of George makes me feel like Bruce Wayne brooding over Gotham City being burned and looted all night, flames erupting from the darkness.

But for normal day people, watching CNN cover Portland at 6 PM Eastern Daylight Time before retiring for the evening, they must feel like Clark Kent:

“Oh, look, isn’t that nice: the Peaceful Protesters of Metropolis are out in the sunshine protesting peacefully against injustice!”

 
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  1. As a night person who has the same sleep patterns as an Antifa rioter

    Can’t hardly get woked if’n ya wasn’t asleep first. Also, get your Vitamin D checked

    [MORE]

    No one other than the shooter is responsible for the gunfire ambush Saturday of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies as they sat in their patrol car. But the same can’t be said for the protesters who blocked the entrance to the hospital where the two are being treated, and chanted “we hope they die.” The latter is a cultural poison nurtured by the left-wing anti-police movement sweeping the country.

    The two deputies were “ambushed by a gunman in a cowardly fashion” in the Compton neighborhood, said Sheriff Alex Villaneuva at a press conference. The deputies hadn’t been identified by name as we write this, but press reports say one is a 31-year-old mother and the other a 24-year-old man. Both have been with the department a little more than a year.

    Police haven’t identified a suspect, but the randomness of the ambush suggests someone looking for any available police target. We’ve seen this before when anti-police fever is hot. A gunman shot and killed two officers in their car in New York in 2014 following the death of black suspects being arrested in Ferguson, Mo., and New York.

    The protests are worse this year following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the anti-police violence is more widespread. An officer was stabbed in the neck in Flatbush in New York City in an ambush in June. The officer survived.

    Democratic mayor Eric Garcetti called the chants and protests at the hospital “unacceptable” and “abhorrent,” but he and other Democrats need to do more to condemn and ostracize these protesters. Democrats may fear the wrath of Black Lives Matter, but the backlash elsewhere in America will be far greater if pleasure at cop killing becomes common on the left.

    The Wall Street Journal

    • Thanks: TWS
    • Replies: @Christopher Paul
  2. donut says:

    “What a glorious time to be free”

    “just machines that make big decisions…”

    “you’ll be on your knees tomorrow”

  3. Neoconned says:

    I feel your pain Steve….im like my crazy dad….lifelong night owl….

    • Replies: @Kylie
  4. @donut

    The ladies from Jimi’s banned album cover would be in their late 70s today. Perhaps we should invite them back for a reunion shot?

    [MORE]

  5. Steve,

    No offense, but you’re no Batman. More like Commissioner Gordon or the butler.

  6. As a night person who has the same sleep patterns as an Antifa rioter…

    I had to explain to my sons today what “third shift” means– they saw it on a “now hiring” sign. I brought up the oft-heard claim that working nights has the same effect on longevity as smoking a pack or two of cigarettes every day.

    Is there any truth to that?

  7. donut says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    No . Rotating shifts are unhealthy .

    • Replies: @jamie b.
  8. @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    The two deputies were “ambushed by a gunman in a cowardly fashion” in the Compton neighborhood

    Compton is actually a city.

    • Replies: @SaneClownPosse
  9. Better you than me up all night on Twitter … It reminds me of the people one sees if they are out on the streets of Manhattan at 4am. Believe me, you don’t want to go there.

    • Agree: Thoughts
  10. Can’t get no satisfaction.

    New theme song for all Americans.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @El Dato
  11. Anon[298] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Interesting statistical analysis of the probability of Kyle Rittenhouse shooting 3 felons in a row. The math, worked out by this columnist, says that is only possible if in a crowd of 50 people, then 40 people, minimum, are felons in that crowd.

    https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/analysis-how-many-convicted-felons-were-in-the-crowd-that-chased-kyle-rittenhouse-op-ed/

    “One could argue that the people shot by Rittenhouse were self-selected felons because they attacked him directly. That argument makes sense in theory but in the context of the events, it doesn’t work. Video clearly shows a large crowd chasing Rittenhouse, all of whom appeared likely to physically assault him. They only backed off after three of their members were shot and Rittenhouse had taken control of the situation by proving he was willing to fight back.”

    “One wonders how so many felons came to be together in the same place at the same time doing the same thing. It couldn’t have anything to do with Covid-related prison releases or some kind of prior organization that required criminal recruits, could it? What does make sense is that rioters are criminals. Therefore, anyone participating in a riot is more likely to be a criminal than not. However, the men shot by Rittenhouse weren’t simply “criminals”, they had been convicted of serious violent offenses.”

  12. El Dato says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Only valid with Arnold blasting away in a quarry, removing miscreants from premises.

  13. El Dato says:

    This one about the way-finding guy, to be kept for posterity for its deep blue tinge (emphasis mine)

    WATCH: ‘Antifa’ lay siege to Lancaster police precinct following latest officer-involved shooting

    Munoz’s body reportedly remained on the sidewalk for four hours [well, it’s not going anywhere], until 8:35pm, when it was placed into a coroner’s van. The officer’s body cam footage has been released, but, while it appears to show the deceased man was armed and charged the officer despite orders to drop the knife, it doesn’t indicate one way or the other whether the use of force was justified, according to Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, which is conducting an investigation into the incident.

    ALSO OT: Don’t call it “bias”, call it “intentional design justice”

    This article appears in IEEE Spectrum 2020-09 under the heading Can AI hiring systems be made antiracist? (which made me think the AI would automatically scan Jake’s Shitbarn for revealing tweets and Facebook for photos of Illegal Tats), but we are not that far yet:

    [MORE]

    One of these firms is GapJumpers, which offers a platform for applicants to take “blind auditions” designed to assess job-related skills. The startup, based in San Francisco, uses machine learning to score and rank each candidate without including any personally identifiable information. Co-founder and CEO Kedar Iyer says this methodology helps reduce traditional reliance on resumes, which as a source of training data is “riddled with bias,” and avoids unwittingly replicating and propagating such biases through the scaled-up reach of automated recruiting.

    “One of the unintended consequences would be to continue this historical trend, particularly in tech, where underserved groups such as African Americans are not within a sector that happens to have a compensation that is much greater than others,” [WUH?] says Fay Cobb Payton, a professor of information technology and analytics at North Carolina State University, in Raleigh. “You’re talking about a wealth gap that persists because groups cannot enter [such sectors], be sustained, and play long term.”

    Payton and her colleagues highlighted several companies—including GapJumpers—that take an “intentional design justice” approach to hiring diverse IT talent in a paper published last year in the journal Online Information Review.

    Another example highlighted by Yarger and Payton is a Seattle-based startup called Textio that has trained its AI systems to analyze job advertisements and predict their ability to attract a diverse array of applicants. Textio’s “Tone Meter” can help companies offer job listings with more inclusive language: Phrases like “rock star” that attract more male job seekers could be swapped out for the software’s suggestion of “high performer” instead.

    Well, using “rock star” in an addy is the tell for a company full of clueless bullshitters, so yeah, maybe change that.

    For North Carolina State’s Payton, it remains to be seen whether corporate commitments to addressing diversity and racial bias will have a broader and lasting impact in the hiring and retention of tech workers—and whether or not AI can prove significant in helping to create equitable an workforce.

    “Association and confirmation biases and networks that are built into the system, those don’t change overnight,” she says. “So there’s much work to be done.”

    We shall wait. No hurry.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  14. El Dato says:

    TiananBLM:

    BLM Protestor blocking car gets run over in #Tennessee

    • LOL: JMcG
    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    , @Anonymous
  15. Altai says:

    OT: This guy doesn’t fit the profile for antifa but given his location in Portland, may well have been inspired by them.

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    , @anon
    , @Barnard
  16. theMann says:

    I have an almost machine-like consistency for going to sleep at 10 pm and getting up at 5 AM. I like being out and about in the morning from before to just after sun up. It is the quietest part of the day, conducive to thought. Significant evidence to indicate early risers live longer, healthier, lives than others, with extreme night people doing the worst. And everyone tends to get up earlier as they age.

    I notice significant numbers of Academics starting to push back against woke culture, but I don’t see a single “Journalist” doing so. At this point it is fair to say that the Media Jackals really are traitorous slime, pure and simple.

    • Replies: @Abe
    , @SunBakedSuburb
  17. Altai says:
    @MEH 0910

    I always thought it was weird missed opportunity to add extra conflict between Batman and Superman based more explicitly on one being urban old money and one being a working class country boy.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    , @Prester John
  18. @Chrisnonymous

    OK, I’ll be Commissioner Gordon, as long as Gary Oldman can play me.

  19. El Dato says:

    Meanwhile in Sweden: Remove Ali!

    Video of man named ‘Ali’ sucker-punching Swedish woman prompts calls for vigilante groups to hunt down perpetrator

    Yep, that could have killed her.

    A paragraph that would not pass Wikipedia Quality Standards:

    Many online called for Swedes to organize into vigilante groups to stamp out the unprovoked assaults. Others decried the hypocrisy shown, with some questioning what the reaction would have been were it a “Swedish guy who beat a dark-skinned Muslim woman.”

    The incident is reminiscent of the happy-slapping trend that spread across the UK and Europe 15 years ago, or the so-called “knockout game” of 2014 in the US.

    Let’s see how that goes…

    Here is how it should go, with color reversal.

    From Neal Stephenson’s “The Diamond Age”

    [MORE]

    Three days later, Bud was hanging around the Aerodrome, looking for easy pickings, when a big ship came in from Singapore. Immersed in a stream of thousand arrivals was a tight group of some two dozen solidly built, very dark skinned black men dressed in business suits, with Strips of colored cloth draped around their necks and little scars on their cheekbone.

    It was later that night that Bud, for the first time in his life, heard the word Ashanti.

    “Another twenty-five Ashanti just came in from L.A.!” said a man in a bar. “The Ashanti had a big meeting in the conference room at the Sheraton!” said a woman on the street. Waiting in a queue for one of the free matter compilers, a bum said, “One of them Ashanti gave me five yuks. They’re fine folks.”

    When Bud ran into a guy he knew, a former comrade in the decoy trade, he said, “Hey, the place is crawling with them Ashanti, ain’t it?”

    “Yup,” said the guy, who had seemed unaccountably shocked to see Bud’s face on the Street, and who was annoyingly distracted all of a sudden, swiveling his head to look all ways.

    “They must be having a convention or something,” Bud theorized. “I rolled one of ’em the other night.”

    “Yeah, I know,” his friend said.

    “Huh? How’d you know that?”

    “They ain’t having a convention, Bud. All of those Ashanti – except the first one – came to town hunting for you.”

    Paralysis struck Bud’s vocal cords, and he felt lightheaded, unable to concentrate.

    “I gotta go,” his friend said, and removed himself from Bud’s vicinity.

    As he wandered the streets of the Leased Territories, primed to level his Sights at any black person who blundered into his path, he reflected on the unfairness of his fate. How was he to know that guy belonged to a tribe? Actually, he should have known, just from the fact that he wore nice clothes and didn’t look like all the other people. The very apartness of those people should have been a dead giveaway. And his lack of fear should have told him something. Like he couldn’t believe anyone would be stupid enough to mug him.

    • Thanks: TWS
  20. Zpaladin says:

    Steve is Gordon. His writings are the Bat Signal. Sadly, there is no Batman to respond And save us. Only us. But the villains are very real.

  21. Dan Smith says:

    I ran the NYC marathon in 1988. I stayed in Manhattan and took a bus to the start from near the NYC public library. I and my fellow runners walked through Times Square to get there. The only other people on the street at 5 AM were hookers going home.

  22. JMcG says:
    @Steve Sailer

    He’s not tall enough. Clint Eastwood will have to do.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Pop Warner
  23. @Anon

    Thanks. The insanity that all three shooting victims were dangerous felons has to be broadcast more widely.

  24. duncsbaby says:
    @Altai

    There’s definitely more than a few Hispanic antifa members.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Anonymous
  25. anon[119] • Disclaimer says:
    @El Dato

    Wow, Buick commercials were really long back in the old days.

  26. anon[119] • Disclaimer says:
    @Altai

    One of “Ronnie’s kids”

  27. duncsbaby says:

    “You don’t tug on Superman’s cape
    You don’t spit into the wind
    You don’t pull the mask of the old lone ranger
    and you don’t mess around with Jim.”

  28. Abe says:
    @theMann

    I have an almost machine-like consistency for going to sleep at 10 pm and getting up at 5 AM. I like being out and about in the morning from before to just after sun up. It is the quietest part of the day, conducive to thought.

    I read Churchill’s WWII memoirs and was struck by his admitted routine of always napping around 1pm so that he’d have the energy to continue business until 1am. I’ve tried it a couple of times and, yes, even a nap as short as 30 minutes in the middle of the day can give you a significant boost later on.

    Reading Churchill’s WWI memoirs right now (BTW, fascinating to learn that the Zeppelin was the anti-godfather of the tank) I discovered this habit began during his tenure as First Lord of the Admiralty at the start of WWI, when in tandem with First Sea Lord Jackie Fisher (a fascinating and masterful character who revolutionized the British Navy- born in the middle of the age of wooden sail, he was instrumental in introducing the dreadnought design of battleship, yet was so innovative and flexible-minded that by the end of his career he clearly saw that submarines and naval air power were soon to supersede his most vaunted brainchild) the two would constitute an almost around-the-clock tandem:

    Lord Fisher’s age and the great strain to which he was now to be subjected made it necessary for him to lead a very careful life. He usually retired to rest shortly after 8 o’clock, awaking refreshed between four and five, or even earlier. In these morning hours he gave his greatest effort, transacting an immense quantity of business, writing innumerable letters and forming his resolutions for the day. Indeed, his methods corresponded closely to the maxims of the poet Blake: ‘Think in the morning; act in the noon; eat in the evening; sleep in the night.

  29. @Anon

    “One wonders how so many felons came to be together in the same place at the same time doing the same thing.”

    This motherfuckin’ shit happens.

  30. @Anon

    There is so little information on this “incident.”

    If I understand it, Mr. Rittenhouse was one of a number of persons carrying rifles who were guarding a gasoline station by standing around its perimeter? The thought was that such an establishment would be a target because would-be arsonists would want to purchase or steal the gasoline for their firebombs?

    If Mr. Rittenhouse was standing guard with others, how did he get separated from them? Did he wander off from standing guard when he encountered the crowd chasing him? Or did the crowd pass by the station and see him standing on the street corner?

    I suppose all these details will emerge at an eventual trial, but given how the Wisconsin Governor appears to have already decided this case, I am eager for any independent sources of information on what took place.

    • Replies: @FPD72
    , @Anonymous
  31. Charles says:
    @donut

    Anyone who references “I.GY.” in their comment must have good points.

  32. @El Dato

    Not actually “run over”. Just run into.

  33. jamie b. says:
    @donut

    No. Rotating shifts are unhealthiER. Graveyard shift is still terrible for your health.

  34. Anonymous[287] • Disclaimer says:
    @Obs

    Best of luck to them I say.

  35. Barnard says:
    @Altai

    According to what I have been reading from the state governments of California, Oregon and Washington, climate change made him do it.

  36. The Summer of George

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
  37. res says:
    @Anon

    The problem with that math is that the three felons were not a random sample of the crowd. They were specifically attacking Rittenhouse. Seems pretty obvious to me that people doing the attacking would be likely to have a higher probability of being a convicted felon than the rest of the crowd.

    Put another way, remember that Rittenhouse appears to have been conscientious about target selection and those three were the ones he felt the need to shoot.

    Regardless of what this does or does not say about the rest of the crowd, it is clear that some nasty people are involved and are probably driving much of the riot aspect of these “mostly peaceful protests.”

    To its credit, your link addresses this point, but I think its argument fails to hold up.

    One could argue that the people shot by Rittenhouse were self-selected felons because they attacked him directly. That argument makes sense in theory but in the context of the events, it doesn’t work.

    Video clearly shows a large crowd chasing Rittenhouse, all of whom appeared likely to physically assault him. They only backed off after three of their members were shot and Rittenhouse had taken control of the situation by proving he was willing to fight back.

    Again note that Rittenhouse shot the most aggressive attackers leading the assault. One of whom was carrying a pistol and another who was wielding a skateboard as a weapon. How many of the crowd were similarly armed? Not a random sample.

    P.S. Thanks for the link. The article was a worthwhile read.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  38. Steve — off topic, but I think incredibly important:

    Mike Cernovich wondered on Twitter about the coronavirus fatality rate comparison for Democrat-led versus Republican-led states.

    So I calculated it out and there is an extreme difference.

    The case fatality rate in states with a Democrat Governor is: 0.0372 or 3.72%.

    The case fatality rate in states with a Republican Governor is: 0.0228 or 2.28%.

    Thus, the CFR is almost twice as high in states with a Democrat in charge as in states with a Republican in charge. If there was a Republican in charge of your state, you were almost twice as likely to survive COVID-19. If there was a Democrat in charge you were far more likely to die of COVID, both overall and on a per-case basis.

    But even more to the point, the Coronavirus came from Democrat areas and spread to Republican areas according to the New York Times. The idea that Trump was responsible for spread is a complete lie! In fact it was Democrat led areas that spread the virus. New York City spread COVID-19 to the entire country, and New York City is overwhelmingly Democrat-led.

    “Travel From New York City Seeded Wave of U.S. Outbreaks”

    “The coronavirus outbreak in New York City became the primary source of infections around the United States, researchers found”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/us/new-york-city-coronavirus-outbreak.html

    Also, the total deaths and total deaths/million population was significantly higher in Democrat states than Republican states.

    Data is cumulative from WorldMeters.info as of this morning, 9/14/2020.

    Here are some specifics:

    States with Democrat Governor:
    California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

    Total cases: 3,139,217
    Total deaths: 116,737
    deaths/cases: 0.0372
    deaths/million: 653
    Total population: 178,725,465

    States with a Republican Governor:
    Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming
    Total cases: 3,390,268
    Total deaths: 77,315
    deaths/cases: 0.0228
    deaths/million: 517
    Total population: 149,514,058

    • Replies: @Coemgen
    , @Hypnotoad666
  39. syonredux says:

    As a night person who has the same sleep patterns as an Antifa rioter, following Twitter at 2 AM Pacific Daily Time during this Summer of George makes me feel like Bruce Wayne brooding over Gotham City being burned and looted all night, flames erupting from the darkness.

  40. syonredux says:
    @Steve Sailer

    OK, I’ll be Commissioner Gordon, as long as Gary Oldman can play me.

    No dice, Steve. Gordon’s BLACK now:

    • Replies: @Prester John
  41. El Dato says:
    @Anon

    Something to use in the classroom before the cancel bell rings.

  42. anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Where did you see video of “Rosenbaum”, who looked more like a Skin head, attacking Rittenhaus? I seen one which shows tubby running away but I didn’t see him attacked by him. I also did not see the guy with the gun attack him either, I seen the black guy kick him in the head, but did not get shot. Are you sure the guy with the gun wasn’t trying to stop Rittenhaus who just shot someone in the head? I’ll wait for the trial.
    I think the police were doing work trying to get all these disparate groups to stand together, there might have been some failures and the how could they have predicted the end result. Then they want them all to vote on the left too, one big block for blm. I think there is supposedly some black person being held by blacks that they are trying to save so they can get their power back.

    Sincerely
    White Devil

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
  43. @Christopher Paul

    “a Compton neighborhood” as opposed to “the Compton neighborhood”.

    English grammar is white racism.

  44. syonredux says:

    But for normal day people, watching CNN cover Portland at 6 PM Eastern Daylight Time before retiring for the evening, they must feel like Clark Kent:

    “Oh, look, isn’t that nice: the Peaceful Protesters of Metropolis are out in the sunshine protesting peacefully against injustice!”

    Being a liberal is easy. First, imagine that nothing can harm you….

    A Yale psychologist’s simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals

    The researchers behind the psychology experiment told a group of participants to imagine that they’d been granted a superpower by a magic genie and were suddenly as invincible as Superman — bullets bounced off them, fire couldn’t scorch their skin, and “a fall from a cliff wouldn’t hurt at all,” Bargh writes in his book. The study’s control group was simply told to imagine they could fly.

    The conservative participants, on the other hand, started adopting more liberal views on social issues

    The study authors say this is some of the first experimental evidence that making people feel completely safe can (temporarily) change their politics and make them more liberal.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-turn-conservatives-liberal-john-bargh-psychology-2017-10

    • Replies: @bruce county
    , @Tusk
  45. @Reg Cæsar

    Perhaps an update of the model on the Blind Faith album cover.

  46. anonymous[285] • Disclaimer says:

    Meanwhile, remember when Democrats asserted that creating Sanctuary Cities would ensure Illegal Alien Mexicans would not be afraid of the Police?

    They were right! It’s working!

  47. nymom says:
    @Obs

    I think most Whites could live with this as a large scale solution in the US for Blacks to form into their own communities and only live with one another. The problem is they never seem content with that solution and are always attempting to invade White communities, moving into our neighborhoods, our schools, any recreational or shopping areas we might build; then proceeding to destroy them.

    That’s the problem.

    They keep talking about gentrification but most of those neighborhoods were originally built and occupied by Whites; who were then driven out as Blacks slowly took over and destroyed them…

    Thus I think most Whites would be fine with this as a solution. Of course we would always have to worry about the random jogger and driveby coming in to case different neighborhoods trying to catch an easy target to rob or rape; but that could be manageable on a limited scale.

    What isn’t manageable is the constant drumbeat of assaults, rapes, robberies, murders, etc., that go on non-stop if you are anywhere in their vicinity.

  48. @JMcG

    OK, I’ll be Commissioner Gordon, as long as Gary Oldman can play me.

    He’s not tall enough. Clint Eastwood will have to do.

    Conan O’Brien is a better fit. The same height, but four years younger rather than 28 years older than Steve.

  49. Anon[669] • Disclaimer says:
    @Obs

    Blacks already have all-black communities. They’re called ghettos. These are middle-class blacks trying to escape lower-class blacks.

    Middle-class blacks have a terrible time trying to get away from their lower-class black relatives. The important point about this community is that it won’t have state-sponsored Section 8. But once this enclave gets built, the lower-class blacks will flock in trying to hang out around and parasitize off their wealthier relatives.

    Middle-class blacks have a ton of poor, nasty ghetto relatives.

  50. @Reg Cæsar

    Night shifts are OK if you are single and pretty much stay on those hours. I think they are very bad for people with a family, unless, in some weird way, the whole family is on those hours (not bloody likely). It’s the changing back and forth every week, or should I say, attempts to, that cause a very screwed up sleep pattern. I know this from experience, and not just mine.

    BTW, I knew you were a late night guy from moderation observations, Steve. In fact, I had your bedtime hour just about right – 2 A Pacific. I feel vindicated on that.

    I believe this subject has come up already here. I really think people were born as night owls or early birds. They can change for a 30 year career, even, but they revert back. I personally hate staying up past midnight. The grumpiness increases to a peak about 5 A…

  51. Kylie says:
    @Neoconned

    I’m like my crazy dad, too, also a life-long night owl. After he retired, he stayed up till 4 a.m. and slept till noon. I try to get to sleep by 3 a.m. at the latest. The struggle is real.

  52. @Obs

    OT: Will be fascinating to see how this pans out:

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/freedom-georgia-initiative-racism-free-community-b434621.html

    I suppose it could be fascinating…if there were ever a follow-up story. There won’t be one. This project won’t actually come to fruition. Everyone knows that.

  53. Anon[370] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: LA has decided to spend 500K per unit–that’s right, per unit–to house the homeless in luxury spaces. You’d think they’d have learned from the mess in New York luxury hotels. No wonder liberal politicians can’t manage their money.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/homeless-la-luxury-living-cost-taxpayers-jim-breslo

  54. Altai says:

    In addition to ‘daytime’ and ‘nighttime’ Anglosphone US Twitter. There is also the 15 year old BPDer and non-15 year old BPDer Twitter.

    Guess who has more pull?

    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RIPJKRowling&src=trend_click&vertical=trends

  55. @Reg Cæsar

    Small point: these women were in their young 20s – late teens in 1970. Meaning they are in their EARLY 70s now.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Reg Cæsar
  56. @theMann

    “out and about in the morning from before to just after sun up”

    The air is sweet just before dawn breaks. The best time for creative work is the early morning: midnight to six. Before mass human activity scrambles brainwaves into static.

  57. FPD72 says:
    @Inquiring Mind

    If Mr. Rittenhouse was standing guard with others, how did he get separated from them? Did he wander off from standing guard when he encountered the crowd chasing him? Or did the crowd pass by the station and see him standing on the street corner?

    He did not “wander off.” According to his attorney, he left the facility he was helping to guard in order to render first aid to an injured protester. When he was finished, the police line had moved and he was unable to return to his original position.

    Once again, no good deed goes unpunished.

  58. @syonredux

    The study’s control group was simply told to imagine they could fly.

    Was R. Kelly in that control group?

  59. @anonymous

    If you can’t answer those questions, you haven’t been looking very hard. Do your own research. Nobody is obligated to handhold you.

  60. @El Dato

    Rittenhouse, I read, is Austrian nobility. The others are humorless, Fascist non-Jewish (we already went over that on iSteve) ethnic Germans.

  61. @Altai

    They did an episode of the late 90s/early 2000s Superman cartoon where Lois dates Bruce Wayne and Clark gets jealous because he isn’t rich or suave like Bruce. It was pretty good.

    But the problem is that Superman is the king-in-hiding motif. Yes, he’s a poor schlub on the outside, but he can fly around the world in a heartbeat, he’s impervious to all the commoner’s potential attacks, and has a huge secret scientifically advanced fortress where he’s waited on hand and foot by robots and a super computer. And he’s the scion of high nobility on Krypton. And everyone loves him when he’s out in his king persona.

    I think Batman v. Superman does it well enough, where Bruce’s rich old money roots are emphasized (“they were hunters”) and a natural, safe fear of outsiders to his planet. He’s the noblesse oblige come to deal with one more huge invading threat (or so he thinks).

    Ironically, the Superman cartoon played a good contrast with Lex Luthor. Luthor’s hatred of Superman there is based on “racism” (he hates aliens) and Luthor’s anger that he, the self-made human, isn’t held in higher esteem or trusted more than the born-to-his-power alien outsider who, if he ever went a little nuts, could kill them all.

    • Replies: @Altai
    , @Dube
  62. @donut

    IGY was written in reference to 1957-1958, which was International Geophysical “Year.” It’s lyrics include:

    “By ’76 we’ll be A-OK.”

    Didn’t work out that way.

  63. @Reg Cæsar

    I had a great uncle who worked the night shift at a factory for many years and lived into his late 80s. He was also a cigar smoker. Genes were good, however; his mother and siblings lived to similar ages.

  64. Cool.

  65. Anonymous[225] • Disclaimer says:

    • Replies: @res
  66. @JMcG

    In that case, I nominate Vince Vaughn

  67. Alden says:
    @duncsbaby

    Antifa pay is pretty good. A monthly retainer covers basic expenses whether they protest or not. Transportation, hotels per diem and hourly pay when demonstrating Perfect job for the unemployed.

    • LOL: Kronos
  68. The Z Blog says: • Website

    OT: I think people are trolling Sailer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JAMA_current/status/1304102350857154567

    The replies cannot be legitimate.

  69. @Alden

    Can anybody document this?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Muggles
    , @Alden
  70. Kronos says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    How about “The Nite Owl” from “The Watchmen?”

  71. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @duncsbaby

    *Hispantifas

  72. Kronos says:
    @Alden

    Do they pay in like prepaid debit cards or something that’ll make discovering a paper trail difficult? Does anyone here have any IRS CID experience?

    • Replies: @Alden
  73. @Steve Sailer

    Can anybody document this?

    Probably not, by design. Rioters are not the only ones on retainer!

  74. Kronos says:
    @El Dato

    I’d go with number 1. At least we know he’s a good shot under highly stressful conditions. (I recall he had what appeared to be base-level AR-15 but I can’t remember if he had a short range scope/red dot. I’ll check later.)

  75. Midnights says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I’ve worked midnights longer than I can remember. It’s rough on your body and mind due to lack of sleep. You have to have a very understanding spouse. The positive is I have a built in excuse for missing those little kid parties that are always a drag.

    I feel better now that I am able to get back to the gym and BJJ.

  76. Anonymous[285] • Disclaimer says:
    @El Dato

    From “BLM for Dummies”:

    It’s always a bad idea to try to play games with the Police right after one of your comrades attempts to assasunate a couple of them in a cowardly sneak attack:

    • LOL: TWS
  77. Coemgen says:
    @DanHessinMD

    The Massachusetts governor is a RINO. The Democrats love him and he hates Trump.

  78. @Anon

    I just looked it up, and it is a felony in Wisconsin for a felon to possess a gun. https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/941/iii/29

    So how come the guy (felon Grosskreutz) who ran up on Kyle with a pistol drawn isn’t being charged? It seems blatantly unfair if Kyle gets convicted for being a minor while the other guy isn’t even charged for being a felon with a firearm.

    • Replies: @anon
  79. Altai says:
    @R.G. Camara

    But they teased a more working class identity for him in Man of Steel. I thought a conflict through Clark caring about the place and people he came from and their issues rather than him feeling ‘jealous’ of Wayne. Clarks hates Wayne because he represents the kind of person who sneers at his parents, his family, his town.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
  80. @Chrisnonymous

    No offense, but you’re no Batman. More like Commissioner Gordon or the butler.

    No, Steve know what evil lurks . . .

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  81. @DanHessinMD

    soy consumption is clearly a risk factor.

  82. anon[294] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    I just looked it up, and it is a felony in Wisconsin for a felon to possess a gun.

    Also a Federal felony.

    See https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/922

    Under federal law, the crime of Felon in Possession of a Firearm is a Class D felony, punishable by up to ten years in prison, three years of supervised release, and $250,000 in fines.

    So how come the guy (felon Grosskreutz) who ran up on Kyle with a pistol drawn isn’t being charged?

    Come on, man! Even the Urban Dictionary knows the answer to that.

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=anarcho-tyranny

  83. res says:
    @Anonymous

    It is good to have people so eager to out themselves as idiots. Here is the latest from Jussie. Most of the commenters seem just to want him to go away at this point.
    https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/jussie-smollett-interviewed-for-1st-time-in-nearly-2-ye-1845024897

    Here is a link to the open letter. The comments are running against it.
    https://thegrio.com/2020/09/09/jussie-smollett-open-letter-in-solidarity/

    • Replies: @anon
  84. @Altai

    I see your point, but that’s hard, because Superman doesn’t do hatred of others or hold grudges; he isn’t angst or wrath, that’s Batman or Wolverine. Superman’s childhood and life were, on the whole, pretty great: he had a very loving family, he grew up in an idyllic countryside, he got to get superpowers, and when he found out he was adopted, it was long after it happened and he had no memory of the bad things that caused him to be sent away from his natural parents.

    And then he gets a job he likes in the big city, fights evil, and gets the pretty girl. Superman doesn’t have angst because there’s no angst to have.

    Superman is the Big Blue Boyscout who believes everyone can be reformed and be a better person, hence why he doesn’t go around snapping the necks of all the criminals. He sees the good and potential in everyone, even someone as rotten as Lex Luthor.

    Now, if they did an “elseworlds”/alternative dimension Superman, they could do something like they did in the Injustice video games, where Superman does become a grudge-holding, rage-filled, resentful superbeing when he’s tricked into murdering Lois.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Injustice:_Gods_Among_Us

    But again, that wouldn’t be Superman, which is what a big-budget movie has to be for general audiences.

  85. No. Ask around. I’m Batman.

  86. Anonymous[285] • Disclaimer says:

    Jussie is a qualified sociopath. They always think they’re smarter than they are, they don’t know when to quit, and that’s what always trips them up. He has no choice but to do what he’s doing.

  87. anon[299] • Disclaimer says:
    @res

    Perhaps the commenters at the root are just dismayed because they recently found out that Jussie is not only gay….he is French.

  88. Dube says:
    @R.G. Camara

    Don’t forget (the real) Captain Marvel.

    MAD Comics represented CM’s demise, as a fight between Captain Marbles and Superdooperman, in which the hero in blue tights overcomes his rival in red by repeating the magic word, “SHAZAM!” which transforms Billy Batson, Boy Reporter into the mighty muscular Captain M. “SHAZAM!” was always followed by a panel with an exploding cloud and huge lightning bolt, with the mighty word “BOOM!” Superdooperman realizes that repetitions of the magic word create enough BOOM!s to k.o. Captain Marbles flat.

    And we haven’t seen him since. He was my favorite, although he didn’t have a girl friend, like Superman. But at the time, why would I care?

  89. @Anonymous

    I can sleep well tonite… That was good. Thanks.

  90. anonymous[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @restless94110

    Yas, yas.
    As a (slightly younger, but close enough) contemporary of these groovy chicks,
    let’s have a reunion photo right now, all the same poses.
    The horror, the horror…

  91. @restless94110

    Small point: these women were in their young 20s – late teens in 1970. Meaning they are in their EARLY 70s now.

    It was mid-1968, and the barflies ladies look rather haggard. However, this may not have been their fault:

    “It makes us look like a load of old tarts. It’s rotten,” Reine Sutcliffe, one of the models, later told Melody Maker.

    https://ultimateclassicrock.com/jimi-hendrix-banned-cover/

  92. Tusk says:
    @syonredux

    Fantastical pie in the sky ideas turn you into wacky liberals – who would have guessed? The divide between left and right is fundamentally grounded on accepting reality or denying it.

  93. J.Ross says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    I thought we settled that Steve was Doc Savage. Besides, the coolest thing about the Shadow is that he doesn’t arrest you, he doesn’t beat you up, he doesn’t hand you over to cops: Cranston %@$#&^% kills you with dual-wielded long-barreled Colt pistols in .45 ACP, or he tricks you into killing your friends. It’s a cold world without Blue Coal.

    • Replies: @syonredux
  94. @Obs

    In 2013, a white separatist had the idea of making a tiny town a whites-only enclave. No one in the idea thought it would be an interesting experiment.

    White supremacist wants town in North Dakota to be whites only

    Leith, North Dakota — A tranquil town in North Dakota could lose its serenity if one man has his way.

    Paul Craig Cobb wants to transform Leith, population 24, into a community that mirrors his white supremacist views. This weekend, white supremacists and others are expected to descend on the town in a show of support for him.

    Cobb said he envisions Leith as a place where white nationalist banners will be flown, where white culture would be celebrated, and where minorities would not be welcome.

  95. @Reg Cæsar

    I remember at the tine thinking that these weren’t hired models, plenty of imperfection there although all attractive girls. I had no idea this was taken in London though, I assumed it was the States because of the black girls.

  96. @Altai

    From working class Krypton?

  97. @syonredux

    Waiting in the wings, a buck in the starring role as “Blackman.” LOL.

  98. @Alden

    Only the professional activists who corral the mobs actually make money. Most of the rioters are made up of drug addicts, petty criminals, and other unemployables

  99. Muggles says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Yes, there have been some comments here about antifa getting paid, etc. Perhaps elsewhere too.

    But no one has yet to my knowledge provided any actual proof of that. No credible testimony from arrested or verifiable former antifa. No documents, cancelled checks, etc.

    This doesn’t mean no one has paid or is paying them. But with all of these crazy M-fers tweeting and mouthing off, you’d think by now someone would provide proof just to brag or get out of a legal jam.

    And undercovers? We all suspect there are some LEOs working that way. Though no hard proof of that either. Of course they would be paid by their employers too. If LEOs are inside, they would have payment details and proof.

    Given the obvious RICO angle, you’d think tracing/outing “paymasters” would be high priority.

    There is also the cynical argument that the LEOs don’t want to bust antifa thugs. You’d think though that some Barney Fife sheriff or city police chief would want to make a name for themselves doing just that. So far, talk of antifa payments are just believable but mythical possibilities.

    • Replies: @gent
  100. gent says:
    @Muggles

    They’re probably given room and board, drugs and legal protection. That’s why they’re so brazen, they’re essentially actors.

    • Replies: @Muggles
  101. Anonymous[116] • Disclaimer says:
    @Inquiring Mind

    They targeted him because he looked like a kid. It’s not enough to have a gun, you have to look like you’re going to use it. If you don’t, your opponents are going to try and rush you.

    Women with guns have the same credibility problem.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  102. Muggles says:
    @gent

    I think many are brazen because they are as used to be termed, lumpenproletariat.

    From Wikipedia/Google: Used originally in Marxist theory to describe those members of the proletariat, especially criminals, vagrants, and the unemployed, who lacked awareness of their collective interest as an oppressed class.” In modern usage, it is commonly defined to include the chronically unemployed, the homeless, and career criminals.

    Many if not most probably have mental health “issues” or as we used to say, half crazy.

    Many are collecting some kind of government welfare (SSI, state unemployment, food stamps, homeless shelter food/housing, etc.) Panhandling suckers can be lucrative.

    As to whether antifa rioters are being paid or financially helped, good possibility. But actual evidence is still sorely lacking. They are being supported by the welfare system but whether they are specifically rewarded for their crimes is murky at best. Some seem to be “students” getting financial aid (probably) and some seem to hold jobs (mostly marginal or government “jobs” of a patronage type). Teachers on summer vacation. Grad students on stipends.

    Yes, they seemed to be bailed out (if bail is needed) and accused criminals can get free lawyers. Some leftist outfits probably volunteer.

    So if you live in a squat or with multiple roommates, mooch or steal food, receive welfare and sell drugs, steal, etc. you don’t need much other support. The criminal “lifestyle” is maintained by a friendly ecosystem which rarely lands one in actual prison for long. Quite popular.

    As for a more organized and sinister kind of maintenance and support network, it would be nice if there were actual journalists interested in finding out. Alas, no more.

  103. @Anonymous

    These white protestors are spoiled children who see the police as indulgent parents.They always seem so astonished and upset when their infantile actions have normal real-world consequences. They expect to be indulged and coddled.

  104. @Reg Cæsar

    I’ll take those “old tarts” any day of the week.

    You have a more discerning eye than I do. They looked and look young 20s-late teens to me and even if the shoot was 1968 that still makes them younger than 75 in 2020.

  105. Anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:

    “Oh, look, isn’t that nice: the Peaceful Protesters of Metropolis are out in the sunshine protesting peacefully against injustice!”

    Then you look at the non-media videos, and it’s more like:

    Oh, look, isn’t that nice: the Peaceful Protesters of Metropolis are out in the moonshine protesting peacefully against peace!”

  106. Alden says:
    @Steve Sailer

    The protestors who were bussed in from Chicago to Ferguson Mo were promised $15 an hour by whoever hired then and arranged transport and motel rooms. They weren’t paid and had to complain to the Illinois state labor board. They also went to the newspapers to complain about it.

    There were a lot of comments on free republic and other sites the first week of June by Minneapolis airport workers about hundreds of young White men arriving at the Minneapolis airport using just purchased the day before tickets. This during the covid hoax lockdown.
    And a week later leaving Minneapolis their work done.

    The delegates to the Republican convention reported the antifa mob that harassed them staying in the same $500 a day hotels as the delegates.

    Kashama Sawant’s Socialist alternative operatives are in and out of Seattle running around the country whenever a black is killed by police.

    For the locals who participate it’s like text trees. One person texts 10 people who texts 10 and soon 500 converge on a scene. Also face group and other media.

    That black entertainment people protest I was in the middle of organized themselves in about 18 hours to fill an entire city block in Beverly Hills. That’s a town that doesn’t tolerate crime and has successfully kept the east of Robinson Blvd blacks away for the last 65 years.

  107. Alden says:
    @Kronos

    I guess cash and free rent in their home base through foreign corporation leases. They probably have totally felony free people who maintain 750 plus credit ratings who do all the car and hotel rentals if necessary and then give the operatives the keys. The bus rentals are done by untraceable corporations.

    There’s probably furnished apartments stocked with non perishable food safe houses in all the big cities.

    It’s a real revolution going on. It’s well organized. It’s been planned for decades. It really accelerated when Hildabeast lost.

    Letting the prisoners out. Instant mobs just as the French and Russian revolutionaries did. Our founding fathers in Boston used criminal mobs from 1760 on to foment our revolution.

    The whole thing could be stopped by a RICO investigation and prosecution. Won’t happen.

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