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From Harvard Medical School:

Anti-Racist Epidemiology
Research suggests reparations for slavery could have reduced COVID-19 infections and deaths in U.S.
By JAKE MILLER February 10, 2021 Research

This article is part of Harvard Medical School’s continuing coverage of medicine, biomedical research, medical education and policy related to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the disease COVID-19.

Civil rights activists have long called for monetary reparations to the Black descendants of Africans enslaved in the United States as a financial, moral, and ethical form of restitution for the injustices of slavery.

Now, a study led by Harvard Medical School researchers suggests reparations could also have surprising public health benefits for Black individuals and the entire nation.

To estimate the impact of structural inequities between Black and white individuals, the researchers set out to capture the effect of reparation payments on the Black-white wealth gap in the state of Louisiana.

Their analysis, published online on Feb. 9 in Social Science & Medicine, suggests that if reparations had been made before the COVID-19 pandemic, transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the state’s overall population could have been reduced by anywhere from 31 percent to 68 percent.

The work was done in collaboration with the Lancet Commission on Reparations and Redistributive Justice.

“While there are compelling moral and historical arguments for racial-injustice interventions such as reparations, our study demonstrates that repairing the damage caused by the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow racism would have enormous benefits to the entire population of the United States,” said study senior author Eugene Richardson, assistant professor of global health and social medicine in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School.

The disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on racial minorities—Black individuals in particular—have been well documented. Black people get COVID-19 at a rate nearly one and a half times higher than that of white people, are hospitalized at a rate nearly four times higher, and are three times as likely to die from the disease, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Actually, that disparity declined during each of the three covid waves of 2020, with the last wave showing virtually no difference in excess deaths between whites and blacks. The black excess death rate fell sharply from the first to the third wave, while white death rate went up in the third wave. From the CDC:

During the third wave, the excess death rate among whites was running worse than among blacks until suddenly dropping in the last week of 2020.

In contrast to the much more recounted troubles of blacks, Hispanics were hit very hard by all three waves. Asians were hit hard in the first wave and then surprisingly hard by the third wave, much worse than blacks were slammed.

For their analysis, the researchers paired sophisticated data analytics and computational tools with commonly used epidemiologic modeling methods to calculate the impact of structural racism on infection rates among Black and white populations in Louisiana. They chose Louisiana as an exemplar of the impacts of structural racism in the U.S. because it was one of the few states that reported infection rates by race in the early stages of the pandemic. For a control group, the researchers chose the relatively egalitarian population of South Korea.

Comparing Louisiana versus South Korea, why didn’t anybody ever think of that before? It’s the perfect ceteris paribus comparison, better than Vermont vs. New Hampshire. Louisiana and South Korea are alike in all things except Louisiana is infected with the disease of White Racism.

… The study examined the initial period of the outbreak, before infection control measures were implemented, so any differences in infection rates between populations at that time would have been driven mainly by differences in the social structures, the researchers said.

For example, Louisiana has a population heavily segregated by race, with Black people having higher levels of overcrowded housing and working jobs that are more likely to expose them to SARS-CoV-2 than white people. In comparison, South Korea has a more homogenous population with far less segregation.

To probe how such structural inequities impact transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the researchers examined infection rates over time for the first two months of the epidemic in each location. During the initial phase of the outbreak in Louisiana, each infected person spread the virus to 1.3 to 2.5 more people than an infected individual during the same phase of the outbreak in South Korea, the analysis showed.

And yet, South Koreans are just as gregarious and rule-respecting as Louisiana blacks. So this is a perfect comparison.

The study also showed it took Louisiana more than twice as long to bring the early wave of the epidemic under control as South Korea.

Next, the researchers used next-generation matrices to gauge how overcrowding, segregation, and the wealth gap between Blacks and whites in Louisiana could have driven higher infection rates and how monetary reparations would affect viral transmission.

Do African Americans tend to live in overcrowded housing really all that much? My impression is that Mexicans tend to have a higher number of residents per room on average, but do blacks? Or do blacks tend to empty out neighborhoods over the years, leading to a lot of square footage per person? Detroit, for example, has one-third of the population that it used to. The population of the Austin neighborhood in Chicago has dropped from 128,000 when my in-laws moved out in 1970 to 98,000 today. On the other hand, increasing numbers of houses in Austin are being abandoned, so the decline in average number of persons per room isn’t as steep.

Conversely, I don’t know what the population density per room is in South Korea at present. I imagine it was extremely high in the past, but they’ve built a lot of housing since. In Japan, the average family of four had about 600 square feet in 1980, if I recall correctly, but that has more than doubled since then.

In any case, I suspect that South Korea’s success against covid stems from it being largely an island, with ocean on three sides and mine fields on the fourth, along with a competent society.

The model showed that greater equity between Blacks and whites might have reduced infection transmission rates by anywhere from 31 percent to 68 percent for every person in the state.

Because racism is the reason Louisiana blacks tend to have sociable face-to-face jobs while whites tend to have unsociable jobs that they can do hidden away at home. It’s simple logic: it’s because blacks are hated that they get paid to do more sociable work.

This research comes at a time when many Americans are already thinking about the larger societal costs of structural racism, the researchers said. They noted, for example, that the nationwide movement to protest police brutality against Black people has been fueled by many of the inequitable outcomes exemplified so painfully by the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.

… Richardson said that the research was designed to explore how reparations payments might have altered the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. and how a different response to the disease could have helped mitigate the disparities fueled by social conditions that are vestiges of slavery.

Fortunately, the Chappelle Show in 2003 modeled the impact of how reparations would cause blacks to shelter in place and socially distance:

… Richardson said that historian and anti-racist scholar Ibram X. Kendi’s description of the differences between racism and anti-racism were helpful in designing the study. According to Kendi, a racist policy is any policy that produces or sustains inequality or promotes the power of one racial group over another, whereas an anti-racist policy is any measure that produces or sustains equity between racial groups.

Anti-racism is where the government takes your equity in your home, because you are white, and gives it to Ibram X. Kendi, because he is black.

… To assess the effect of reparation payments on the trajectory of the pandemic, the researchers based their calculations on a model that would pay $250,000 per person or $800,000 per household to descendants of enslaved individuals—one of several proposed reparation models.

That’s a mere ten trillion dollars. Money printer go brrrrrr … and then all our racial disparities are over forever, or at least until the next credit card bill is due.

Meanwhile, as I pointed out last year:

Strikingly, it’s not even true anymore that whites live longer than nonwhites. White Americans now live slightly less long than the national average. While white life expectancy in 2018 was 3.6 years longer than black expectancy and 1.2 years longer than American Indians, Hispanics outlive whites by 2.3 years and Asians live 7.7 years longer.

Why do Hispanics out live whites by so much? Nobody really knows. I wouldn’t be surprised if it has something to do with why Hispanics are dying of covid so much: perhaps Hispanics live longer because they socialize with their extended families so much, which in general is good for their well-being, except during this perverse pandemic, which punishes the normally healthiest things in life.

From US News and World Report:

When it comes to mortality rates, the lower you are on the graph, the better. By 2015, after 15 years of Deaths of Despair, U.S. whites died at higher rates (age-adjusted) than not only U.S. Latinos but also Peruvians in Peru and a few other Latin American countries.

The Latino Health Paradox Goes Beyond U.S. Borders
Latin Americans are less likely to suffer an early death than whites in the U.S.

By Gaby Galvin, Staff Writer Feb. 12, 2020, at 2:38 p.m.

LATIN AMERICANS ARE less likely to die prematurely than non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. – whether they live in the country or not, a new study suggests.

Researchers have long theorized that a longer life expectancy among Latinos in the U.S. – despite often facing socioeconomic disadvantages – could be driven in part by a “healthy immigrant effect,” meaning healthier people may be more likely to immigrate to the U.S. than those in poorer health. But the new study, published Wednesday in JAMA Network Open, suggests “there may be a broader Latin American paradox” that extends far beyond U.S. borders.

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health analyzed some 22 million deaths among people 20 to 64 years old between 2001 and 2015 in the U.S., Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Uruguay. They split people in the U.S. into four groups: whites, Africans Americans, Latinos and Puerto Ricans.

Researchers found the rate of premature death among women from six major causes – circulatory, respiratory or digestive diseases; endocrine disorders such as diabetes; tumors; and external causes like assaults and accidental deaths – was lower in most of the Latin American countries and among U.S. Latinas than among white and African American women in the U.S.

The results were similar among men: Only Peruvians had a lower premature mortality rate than Latino men in the U.S., while white men in the U.S. landed in the middle of the pack and African American men had the second-highest rate, ahead of only Belize.

Belize is a highly black country, although apparently it’s getting less so as black Belizeans move to the US and mestizo Central Americans move into Belize. It looks roughly as if more Amerindian countries like Peru have long life expectancies while blacker countries like Belize have shorter, much the same pattern as seen in the US.

On the other hand, male life expectancies in Mexico didn’t grow as much from 2000 to 2015 as in other Latin American countries, perhaps due to all the murders from the immense drug war that began in 2007. My impression is that Latinos in the US, however, have been getting less homicidal over the same period.

Premature mortality rates fell for most groups overall between 2001 and 2015, including U.S. Latinos, African Americans and in most of the Latin American countries, which account for about 80% of the population in the region, the study found. Among U.S. whites, the premature death rate plateaued for both men and women, increased among people 20 to 34 years old and stayed relatively flat among older groups.

Much of the progress in Latin America was tied to a decline in deaths from heart disease and cancer, the study found. Yet cancer still was a major cause of premature death among women in the Latin American countries, and “external causes” like violence and accidents have been a major driver of these deaths among men.

For example, Belize saw the highest premature death rate for men among the countries studied in 2015, with 702 deaths per 100,000, driven largely by homicides and other external deaths. The Central American country had an unemployment rate of 9.5% in 2019, and has become mired in the global drug trade.

In general, immigration can hardly be rationalized anymore on the grounds that immigration is the only way for Latin Americans to escape early death.

 
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  1. Anonymous[135] • Disclaimer says:

    Tough time to be a tiger mom.

    Who is Carranza’s successor, new NYC schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter?

    https://nypost.com/2021/02/26/who-is-the-new-nyc-schools-chancellor-meisha-ross-porter/

    Meisha Ross Porter is making history as the first-ever Black woman to be named New York City’s schools chancellor — but her selection comes despite a track record that includes self-congratulatory celebrations and charges of favoritism.

    Before she was named as new schools czar on Friday following Richard Carranza’s sudden resignation, Porter made headlines for throwing herself a lavish $45,000 birthday blowout in 2019 that also celebrated her promotion to Bronx executive superintendent.

    The $111-per-person, 400-guest affair featured buffet, DJ and open bar at the Villa Barone Manor in the Bronx. Porter showed up to the bash in a glittery white frock and tiara and made a grand entrance into the ballroom in a glass elevator — a special touch that cost $500 extra.

    Porter’s self-love was also on full display Friday as she was officially tapped as Carranza’s replacement at a press conference.

    “So, I’m going to take my chancellor’s advice and I’m going to do me, like he said,” she said in response to a question about bringing mental health treatment to schools.

    The newly minted chancellor was the focus of a lawsuit last week filed by Bronx educator Rafaela Espinal, who claims she was fired in part for repeatedly refusing to mimic the “Wakanda Forever” salute seen in movie “Black Panther.”

    Porter often asked her educators to do the hands-across-the-chest gesture — a symbol of Black solidarity — and documented the post on her Twitter.

    The Post also reported that in 2017, Ross pulled strings to get a pal’s kid she was caring for into a whiter, less diverse school…

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Anonymous

    Already discussed to death on this forum.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/anti-white-nyc-school-supremo-richard-carranza-is-pushed-out/#comment-4494180

    , @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    But a great time to be a black woman.




    Black Woman to Lead Nation's Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency for the First Time in 230 Years

    https://cdnph.upi.com/svc/sv/i/6101614318045/2021/1/16143228989292/Pamela-Smith-named-first-Black-woman-to-lead-Park-Police.jpg

    The National Park Service made history this week after announcing that an African American woman will lead the United States Park Police for the first time in over two centuries.

    On Thursday, Pamela A. Smith was announced as the new Chief of the United States Park Police, according to a press release. The USPP is the oldest federal law enforcement agency in the country.

    https://people.com/human-interest/pamela-smith-united-states-park-police-first-black-woman-to-lead-in-230-years/

     

    Replies: @TWS, @Jim Christian

    , @AndrewR
    @Anonymous

    You only turn 60 once...

    , @El Dato
    @Anonymous

    WTF is a "SCHOOL CZAR". Have people lost their minds.

    Of course they have.

    , @indocon
    @Anonymous

    yes yes yes

  2. I’m investing in shooting dice, cough syrup, menthol cigarettes, legal weed, and Thunderbird the day before this hits.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @R.G. Camara

    The days of Thunderbird are long gone, my brother. Hennessy Cognac and Escalades are what you want to have a position in. Go short on Nissan and Kia.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    , @Dan Smith
    @R.G. Camara

    You’ll need Jolly Ranchers and 7Up to mix with the cough syrup my brother.

  3. Anti-racism is where the government takes your equity in your home, because you are white, and gives it to Ibram X. Kendi, because he is black.

    Defined this way, anti-racism be like:

  4. Are white victims of black crime going to get restitution then? Unlike with the Reparations Racket, the perps and victims are actually alive today. Well, some of the victims couldn’t be here this evening.

    Louisiana and South Korea are alike in all things except Louisiana is infected with the disease of White Racism.

    Also, they don’t eat dog meat in Louisiana, gotta give them that much.

    • Agree: Gordo
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Polistra


    Also, they don’t eat dog meat in Louisiana, gotta give them that much.
     
    Shih-tzu étouffée would go quite well with a Krewe of Thoth parade.
    , @AndrewR
    @Polistra

    The way blacks tend to treat dogs is worse than humanely slaughtering dogs and eating them

    (Disclosure: I don't know how humane dog slaughter is in Korea)

    , @James N. Kennett
    @Polistra


    Are white victims of black crime going to get restitution then?
     
    That's a fair question. When forced to consider the reasons for the high rate of black crime, the Woke will blame it on slavery. Therefore victims of black crime should share in the reparations for slavery.
    , @frontier
    @Polistra


    Are white victims of black crime going to get restitution then?
     
    Don't forget government assistance of all forms, for all the time it's been available. The amounts owed by either side can be calculated quite easily but let's not go there.

    I really don't get the point of Harvard's publication - it doesn't matter in the slightest what reparations would do to Covid rates, or smoking rates, or any other voodoo smokescreen rates. If black Covid infections were the issue and we wanted to spare black American lives, the best course of action would be to send them back to Africa where Covid is virtually non-existent. Reparations are a separate issue entire;y, at least for sane people.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  5. For example, Louisiana has a population heavily segregated by race, with Black people having higher levels of overcrowded housing and working jobs that are more likely to expose them to SARS-CoV-2 than white people. In comparison, South Korea has a more homogenous population with far less segregation.

    Korea has way more overcrowding than any black neighborhood in Louisiana – the country is roughly the size of Indiana, and has around 50 million people, mostly stacked on top of each other in apartments:
    Korea is also one of the few developed countries, along with Sweden, that didn’t do massive lock-downs (that’s why Korea and Sweden are the control countries in most of the studies coming out on the effectiveness of lock-downs), so everyone was working jobs and being exposed through the whole pandemic.
    The main reason Korea did well, in my opinion (other than the obvious of being a wealthy, East Asian country) was their strict quarantine rules. Anyone (even citizens) coming into the country had to quarantine 14 days, and they were tested at the beginning and end. And anyone that tested positive was put in quarantine for 14 days, again being tested at the beginning and end.

    • Agree: Jim Christian
    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @jon

    Notice how the 'open borders' fanatics have been absolutely silent during this pandemic.
    Not one single squeak from them - which is saying a lot as their shrill parrot like squawking has really been the journalistic backdrop of the present age.

    Every cloud has a silver lining. This pandemic is the best argument ever made against open borders.

    Replies: @ic1000

    , @The Alarmist
    @jon

    Looks like the opening of that Korean hit series, The Kim Suns.

    , @Erik L
    @jon

    I've also noticed that Asian countries in general were doing better than expected. Could be poor stats. Could also be proximity to China increases the fraction of the population who have partial immunity from earlier infection with somewhat similar Coronaviridae

    , @Juvenalis
    @jon


    Korea is also one of the few developed countries, along with Sweden, that didn’t do massive lock-downs...The main reason Korea did well, in my opinion (other than the obvious of being a wealthy, East Asian country) was their strict quarantine rules. Anyone (even citizens) coming into the country had to quarantine 14 days, and they were tested at the beginning and end.
     
    South Korea did 'lock down', they just did so voluntarily and without complaint, as needed (self-quarantining amid outbreaks PRN)—no need for strict state-ordered police-enforced national lockdowns to force everyone to stay home 24/7 by state coercion.

    It was a national scandal in the Korean press when a 17-yr-old Korean girl who returned from studying at a U.S. university violated her quarantine—parents shocked and ashamed their little girl was infected with 'selfish American individualist values'. Korea is a homogeneous high-trust high-IQ cohesive collectivist-minded Oriental society. (Note socialistic collectivist Nordic countries like Sweden most comparable of Western countries to Korea vs. hyper-individualistic Anglo-American liberal societies).

    ALSO—like Hongkongers, Taiwanese, Japanese—Koreans had already voluntarily adopted universal mask-wearing. Again, no complaints. Anyone outside without a mask is socially stigmatized.

    When the West flip-flopped in March 2020 to endorse universal mask-usage, this was an intellectual coup for scientists in the East, who long feuded with Western scientists over benefits of masking. At least since SARS-1, East Asian disease control agencies, virologists, epidemiologists called for universal masking as essential to limit spread of airborne pathogens like SARS-CoV-2.

    West and East argued for years over efficacy of masks; while US CDC flip-flopped, scientists in East Asian countries like Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong for years insisted masks work—indeed feel vindicated by their far lower rates of viral transmission:

    Debate over masks ends: Asia was right all along
    www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/world/2020/04/672_287376.html

    -


    As the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic...one issue has divided the international medical community: should everyone wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus?

    World Health Organisation said 'no'...position adopted by the United States, Britain, much of Europe. "There is no specific evidence to suggest wearing of masks by the population has any potential benefit," said Dr Mike Ryan, director of WHO health emergencies programme. All that changed this week...
    ...
    In Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, wearing masks in public is so widely accepted that those who leave home barefaced risk dirty looks or being told off.

    "Universal masking, as a package of anti-epidemic measures, including greater social distancing and hand hygiene, has been instrumental in keeping Covid-19 in check," said infectious disease expert Professor David Hui Shu-cheong of University of Hong Kong.

    Wearing masks in public has been ingrained in Hongkongers' collective psyche since the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic of 2003, and experts now believe the habit helped the city of 7.4 million keep its Covid-19 numbers down to 845, with four deaths as of Friday.

    Hong Kong weathered the outbreak with a flatter epidemic curve than many other places where infections have soared. Observers consider Hong Kong numbers remarkable given its proximity to mainland China, where Covid-19 began, and its status as an international transport hub.
    ...
    Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, HKU's top microbiologist and early proponent of wearing masks, described the case of a 7-yr-old girl who resisted Covid-19 while her family fell sick. In a study published in medical journal Lancet, he said the family of 6 traveled to Wuhan, epicentre of the outbreak; the girl was the only one to not contract the virus. The reason: she wore masks throughout the trip.

    Dr Leung Chi-chiu, chairman of the advisory committee on communicable diseases at Hong Kong Medical Association, said universal use of masks was vital in reducing spread of the virus. "Transmission from asymptomatic infected individuals has been documented for Covid-19, and viral load is particularly high at the early stage of the disease. Masking, as a public health intervention, will probably intercept the transmission link," he said.

    There are other benefits in widespread use of masks.

    Shan Soe-lin, lecturer in public health at Yale University, said the sight of everyone in masks can stimulate behavioral change signalling the seriousness of the pandemic and need for protection."It reduces stigma and encourages others to wear masks, which further amplifies the collective benefits," she added. "People touch their faces an average of once every 2.5 minutes, which is a very hard, if not impossible habit to break. Covering your face keeps your hands away from your nose and mouth."
     

    ----
    As an aside:
    Shan Soe-lin, MPH, PhD (+her husband, professor of clinical epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health Robert Hecht), early critic of the maskless approach in U.S...
    -
    Mask mystery: Why are U.S. officials dismissive of protective covering?
    www.politico.com/news/2020/03/30/coronavirus-masks-trump-administration-156327
    -

    Current federal guidance against wearing masks is at odds with other parts of the world where mask use has been mandated for anyone out in public. East Asian societies where mask use is widespread—such as South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore—report lower levels of infection than the U.S., despite being closer to the source of the outbreak in Wuhan. In Taiwan, where levels of infection are low, authorities called for people to use face masks whenever in enclosed spaces, such as public transport.

    Shan Soe-Lin, lecturer in global health at Yale University, said there is enough data showing face coverings are effective for use by the general public that people should be using them. Soe-Lin and Hecht authored a Boston Globe op-ed that called into question federal guidance and urged people to begin wearing face masks...
     

    ...more recently Prof. Soe-lin clashed with "equity" activist Yale students, criticizing Biden vaccine distribution—calling for a "hotspot"-targeted approach that would most rapidly end the pandemic BUT would not center on "marginalized" "vulnerable communities":

    Yale professors disagree with federal and state COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans: Shan Soe-Lin and Robert Hecht disagree with current federal and state plans for COVID-19 vaccine allocation. They argue that to “accelerate the sclerotic pace of the rollout,” COVID-19 hot spots should be targeted with the vaccine first, rather than prioritizing front-line workers like Uber drivers and grocery store workers.

    -
    https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2021/02/03/yale-professors-disagree-with-federal-and-state-covid-19-vaccine-distribution-plans/
    -

    “We disagree with the federal and state panels that are trying to select people based on occupation,” Soe-Lin and Hecht wrote. “Targeting hot spots will bring down new infections fastest for all of us, saving jobs and lives.”

    Hecht and Soe-Lin described the hotspot approach will help to eliminate bureaucratic hurdles, as patients would merely need to show proof of residence, rather than undergoing convoluted screenings to verify occupation to receive the vaccine.

    “Prioritizing locations with the highest incidence with the vaccine would maximize reductions in transmission, and then case counts, hospitalizations and deaths,” Soe-Lin wrote in an email to the News. “Cutting transmission quickly is essential to reopening the economy more rapidly, as well as reducing the chances for the virus to continue to mutate and escape the vaccine.”

    To implement the hotspot strategy, the authors suggest public health officials use state data to prioritize communities for vaccination where the most cases per capita emerged in the past two weeks. Hecht and Soe-Lin note within 7 days of distributing vaccines to the biggest hotspots, 60-70% of the population in infection epicenters will be immunized against coronavirus, helping achieve herd immunity.

    Claudia Debruyn SPH ’21, director of HAVEN Free Clinic, expressed concerns about how a hot spot approach could affect vaccine rollout to marginalized communities. She explained many patients already confront large barriers in access to COVID-19 testing and care. Among these challenges are language and transportation barriers, as much information on COVID-19 is disseminated in English, and testing facilities not located in the communities they are intended to serve.

    “Utilizing a ‘hotspot’ approach has the potential to actually worsen equitable vaccine rollout,” Debruyn wrote in an email to the News. “Since this approach relies on ‘solid data on the numbers of new infections’, vulnerable communities’ risk will be underrepresented and therefore not sufficiently prioritized.”
     

  6. @Anonymous
    Tough time to be a tiger mom.

    Who is Carranza’s successor, new NYC schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter?

    https://nypost.com/2021/02/26/who-is-the-new-nyc-schools-chancellor-meisha-ross-porter/

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/02/new-chancellor-4.jpg

    Meisha Ross Porter is making history as the first-ever Black woman to be named New York City’s schools chancellor — but her selection comes despite a track record that includes self-congratulatory celebrations and charges of favoritism.

    Before she was named as new schools czar on Friday following Richard Carranza’s sudden resignation, Porter made headlines for throwing herself a lavish $45,000 birthday blowout in 2019 that also celebrated her promotion to Bronx executive superintendent.

    The $111-per-person, 400-guest affair featured buffet, DJ and open bar at the Villa Barone Manor in the Bronx. Porter showed up to the bash in a glittery white frock and tiara and made a grand entrance into the ballroom in a glass elevator — a special touch that cost $500 extra.

    Porter’s self-love was also on full display Friday as she was officially tapped as Carranza’s replacement at a press conference.

    “So, I’m going to take my chancellor’s advice and I’m going to do me, like he said,” she said in response to a question about bringing mental health treatment to schools.

    The newly minted chancellor was the focus of a lawsuit last week filed by Bronx educator Rafaela Espinal, who claims she was fired in part for repeatedly refusing to mimic the “Wakanda Forever” salute seen in movie “Black Panther.”

    Porter often asked her educators to do the hands-across-the-chest gesture — a symbol of Black solidarity — and documented the post on her Twitter.

    The Post also reported that in 2017, Ross pulled strings to get a pal’s kid she was caring for into a whiter, less diverse school...
     

    Replies: @Polistra, @Anonymous, @AndrewR, @El Dato, @indocon

  7. In contrast to the much more recounted troubles of blacks, Hispanics were hit very hard by all three waves. Asians were hit hard in the first wave and then surprisingly hard by the third wave, much worse than blacks were slammed.

    It also looks like the virus took its sweet time getting out to the Rez, but then hit big time.

    Do African Americans tend to live in overcrowded housing really all that much?

    CharlieBo313 doesn’t seem to think so. But he travels by car, so he tends to miss the projects.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/CharlieBo313

    For example, Belize…

    Belize is black [sic] and Anglophone [sic], not “Latin American”. Well, maybe about 40% Latin. It used to be called British Honduras.

    …the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School.

    Charlie Brown had his baseball card, didn’t he?

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Reg Cæsar

    Charlie Brown's favorite baseball player was (the fictional) Joe Shlabotnik. Len Blavatnik, a billionaire, has had his fingers in enough different pies to open the world's largest pie factory.

    (Violating the Rule of Unger, I assume Len Blavatnik funded the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School. In one of those quirks only He can explain, my people can resist neither a sale nor a "naming opportunity.")

  8. Why do Hispanics out live whites by so much?

    Those Hispanics are 1st generation immigrant and thus likely to have had jobs that kept them on their feet and they are healthier for it. Also, there’s really no set retirement age when you are doing the types of jobs immigrants are doing. You’re still going to take any odd jobs that pop up – staying active.

  9. “Reparations Would Have Made Louisiana Blacks Act More Like South Koreans During Pandemic”
    —Harvard Medical School

    “I would gladly avoid a pandemic today if you would have paid me last Tuesday.”
    —Black Wimpy

    ——

    The disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on racial minorities—Black individuals in particular—have been well documented. …

    Actually, that disparity declined during each of the three covid waves of 2020… .

    Steve, I appreciate your pointing out how wrong the media narrative is, I really do, and I hope to benefit from your dissident factuality forevermore, but if you are hoping to correct the media maven themselves, this is forlorn. Once they have their Blacks-Unjustly-Oppressed angle, they will never give it up. If they can’t find that angle, they’ll just make it up, as you have documented over and over. These people didn’t get into journalism to learn truth or to report facts; they got into it to force others to obey their master’s will. Only that, nothing more. Explaining their errors to them won’t make them reconsider. It will only enrage them, and convince them to lie harder. And burn more heretics.

    • Agree: Kylie, AndrewR, Gordo
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Almost Missouri

    I agree, A.M., and big LOL at your "Black Wimpy" quote. Still, Steve pointed out so much intentional stupidity by this Jake Miller of Harvard Medical school, along with a big handful of his themes that he has enlightened us with for years, in this one post. Posts like these are my favorite, as the argument against the stupidity in the article goes from one great point to another.

    Bravo, iSteve, on this one. It was very entertaining. I am also glad to see that you brought up the financial stupidity of this nutso reparations plan (though the financial stupidity goes far beyond this particular idea). Also, thanks for the great Dave Chappell video. No way in hell could he do that today, a mere 18 years later.

  10. “Why do Hispanics out live whites by so much? Nobody really knows. I wouldn’t be surprised if it has something to do with why Hispanics are dying of covid so much: perhaps Hispanics live longer because they socialize with their extended families so much, which in general is good for their well-being, except during this perverse pandemic, which punishes the normally healthiest things in life.”

    Also, Hispanic birthrates are nearly double that of whites in the US, which means that whites have smaller families of which to socialize with.

    In the 21st century, it really doesn’t seem to be a thing for whites, (and WASPS in particular) to tend to even have extended families, much less socialize with them.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    Leaving aside the non mutual exclusivity of being Hispanic and White, I think all ethnic groups are suffering from increasing atomization and alienation from kin groups.

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    , @JohnPlywood
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi


    Also, Hispanic birthrates are nearly double that of whites in the US, which means that whites have smaller families of which to socialize with.
     
    The US non-Hispanic white birthrate is 1.7, for Hispanics it's 1.9. That's not even close to double.

    In the 21st century, it really doesn’t seem to be a thing for whites, (and WASPS in particular) to tend to even have extended families, much less socialize with them.
     
    Wrong again. In the USA and Europe, NW European protestants are the most fertile; southern and eastern Europeans are the least fertile.

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    , @HenryA
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    Don't Hispanics also have a relatively low suicide rate which could add a few years to life expectancy?

  11. @Polistra
    Are white victims of black crime going to get restitution then? Unlike with the Reparations Racket, the perps and victims are actually alive today. Well, some of the victims couldn't be here this evening.

    Louisiana and South Korea are alike in all things except Louisiana is infected with the disease of White Racism.
     
    Also, they don't eat dog meat in Louisiana, gotta give them that much.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AndrewR, @James N. Kennett, @frontier

    Also, they don’t eat dog meat in Louisiana, gotta give them that much.

    Shih-tzu étouffée would go quite well with a Krewe of Thoth parade.

  12. Jake Miller and his big-brained Harvard Medical School friends are all too fucking stupid to live:

    https://www.thesportster.com/basketball/15-nba-players-who-went-broke-almost-immediately-after-retiring

    “About 60 percent of NBA players file bankruptcy within five years of retirement after making more money in 1 year than most people make in a lifetime.”

    • Agree: frontier
    • Thanks: Mark G.
    • Replies: @Muggles
    @D. K.

    Yes, there are ample illustrations of what often happens when uh, certain people get rich quickly -- usually only once.

    The expression is something like uh, Jogger Rich. Something like that, I can't recall.

    So unless 'reparations' are being sent by monthly lifelong bank deposits, it seems crazy to think a onetime dollop of unearned wealth will change fundamental cultural values. Positive health outcomes are highly correlated with educational attainment. Not lottery winnings.

    Evidently Harvard Medical School has yet to uncover the link between windfall money and good health choices. Unless South Koreans regularly win local lotteries.

    In this I am reminded of a recent reported news event. Multi millionaire NBA star James Harden was said to have given Atlanta rapper Big Baby a cool quarter million in cash and hundreds of thousands in jewelry bling, for Baby's 30th birthday. Now James can afford that, I guess even after taxes, but it makes you wonder.

    I can't envision a male athlete giving a half million dollar birthday gift to a female singer, much less a man, unless certain expectations were in play. As for James, I ain't sayin', but I am wonderin'.

  13. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    Tough time to be a tiger mom.

    Who is Carranza’s successor, new NYC schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter?

    https://nypost.com/2021/02/26/who-is-the-new-nyc-schools-chancellor-meisha-ross-porter/

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/02/new-chancellor-4.jpg

    Meisha Ross Porter is making history as the first-ever Black woman to be named New York City’s schools chancellor — but her selection comes despite a track record that includes self-congratulatory celebrations and charges of favoritism.

    Before she was named as new schools czar on Friday following Richard Carranza’s sudden resignation, Porter made headlines for throwing herself a lavish $45,000 birthday blowout in 2019 that also celebrated her promotion to Bronx executive superintendent.

    The $111-per-person, 400-guest affair featured buffet, DJ and open bar at the Villa Barone Manor in the Bronx. Porter showed up to the bash in a glittery white frock and tiara and made a grand entrance into the ballroom in a glass elevator — a special touch that cost $500 extra.

    Porter’s self-love was also on full display Friday as she was officially tapped as Carranza’s replacement at a press conference.

    “So, I’m going to take my chancellor’s advice and I’m going to do me, like he said,” she said in response to a question about bringing mental health treatment to schools.

    The newly minted chancellor was the focus of a lawsuit last week filed by Bronx educator Rafaela Espinal, who claims she was fired in part for repeatedly refusing to mimic the “Wakanda Forever” salute seen in movie “Black Panther.”

    Porter often asked her educators to do the hands-across-the-chest gesture — a symbol of Black solidarity — and documented the post on her Twitter.

    The Post also reported that in 2017, Ross pulled strings to get a pal’s kid she was caring for into a whiter, less diverse school...
     

    Replies: @Polistra, @Anonymous, @AndrewR, @El Dato, @indocon

    But a great time to be a black woman.

    Black Woman to Lead Nation’s Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency for the First Time in 230 Years

    The National Park Service made history this week after announcing that an African American woman will lead the United States Park Police for the first time in over two centuries.

    On Thursday, Pamela A. Smith was announced as the new Chief of the United States Park Police, according to a press release. The USPP is the oldest federal law enforcement agency in the country.

    https://people.com/human-interest/pamela-smith-united-states-park-police-first-black-woman-to-lead-in-230-years/

    • Replies: @TWS
    @Anonymous

    I'd like to see her spend a couple days in a back country search and rescue.

    , @Jim Christian
    @Anonymous

    Goes hand-in-hand with a new Subaru commercial depicting a black couple camping from the tailgate of an Outback in the middle of a forest by a flowing river. Real middle of nowhere stuff. Blacks. Now I could see a beautiful White chick conning her black boyfriend into camping, but it would be her car of course, they run in the 50s and 60s these days. Not a black thing, Subaru. Because Subaru is SWPL. That commercial is coming. In either scenario, my Mad Magazine hind brain imagines in "commercials we'd like to see" fashion, the Boys From Deliverance showing up and using rapey methods, teach them a lesson about showing up in rural Aintee Country in their 60,000 dollar car. Double the fun in the commercial with the White chick and black boyfriend.

  14. This field of reparation research–and in fact any research that purports to show quantitative support for woke ideology–is just begging for an Alan Sokal-like hoax publication.

    • Replies: @res
    @MNL

    Good idea.

    It is telling how this research is treated (no questioning, except from badthinkers) compared to something like the research testing whether vitamin D helps prevent and/or lessen the impact of COVID-19.

    Isolated demands for rigor indeed.

    , @J.Ross
    @MNL

    Ha! You have to be publishable to publish an Alan Sokal like publication.

  15. a model that would pay $250,000 per person or $800,000 per household to descendants of enslaved individuals

    Hold up, 40 acres and a mule are owed to each of the freed slaves, not to each of their tens of millions of descendants. Descendants have to split up the acres & mules.

    • Replies: @TWS
    @dvorak

    There aren't that many mules in the US maybe the world. We could substitute various other equines I guess

    Replies: @Jim Christian

  16. @Lagertha
    Harvard and Yale professors have been killing toddlers for years - why, are we, as the "Normies" not round them up and kill them?

    Replies: @Lagertha

    it is dissonance. – some profs are child torturers – prove me wrong?!!!!

  17. @Anonymous
    Tough time to be a tiger mom.

    Who is Carranza’s successor, new NYC schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter?

    https://nypost.com/2021/02/26/who-is-the-new-nyc-schools-chancellor-meisha-ross-porter/

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/02/new-chancellor-4.jpg

    Meisha Ross Porter is making history as the first-ever Black woman to be named New York City’s schools chancellor — but her selection comes despite a track record that includes self-congratulatory celebrations and charges of favoritism.

    Before she was named as new schools czar on Friday following Richard Carranza’s sudden resignation, Porter made headlines for throwing herself a lavish $45,000 birthday blowout in 2019 that also celebrated her promotion to Bronx executive superintendent.

    The $111-per-person, 400-guest affair featured buffet, DJ and open bar at the Villa Barone Manor in the Bronx. Porter showed up to the bash in a glittery white frock and tiara and made a grand entrance into the ballroom in a glass elevator — a special touch that cost $500 extra.

    Porter’s self-love was also on full display Friday as she was officially tapped as Carranza’s replacement at a press conference.

    “So, I’m going to take my chancellor’s advice and I’m going to do me, like he said,” she said in response to a question about bringing mental health treatment to schools.

    The newly minted chancellor was the focus of a lawsuit last week filed by Bronx educator Rafaela Espinal, who claims she was fired in part for repeatedly refusing to mimic the “Wakanda Forever” salute seen in movie “Black Panther.”

    Porter often asked her educators to do the hands-across-the-chest gesture — a symbol of Black solidarity — and documented the post on her Twitter.

    The Post also reported that in 2017, Ross pulled strings to get a pal’s kid she was caring for into a whiter, less diverse school...
     

    Replies: @Polistra, @Anonymous, @AndrewR, @El Dato, @indocon

    You only turn 60 once…

  18. This is supposed to be the most prestigious medical school in the country and the world.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Anon

    There have been plenty of stories on how Public Health is being turned into a joke.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Anon

    I didn't see an M.D. by this guy's name.

  19. @Lagertha
    Harvard and Yale "people" - professors and wtf, have been sacrificing "brown" kids for years, decades, in Boston, NH, and Pr. You, Uni people, have no army....hahhahahhahahhahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Replies: @Lagertha

    you are just worthless pos…you really are.GW was a great man -he endured more than you all soft, pussy-whipped men could even comprehend. I knew Americans were weak souls – they could have never done what Finland did in 1939…dare me! Tell me I am wrong – so far, you let a senile old man take over your cuntry.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Lagertha


    Tell me I am wrong – so far, you let a senile old man take over your country.
     
    A senile old man didn’t take over our country. His puppet masters did.
  20. “For their analysis, the researchers paired sophisticated data analytics and computational tools with commonly used epidemiologic modeling methods to calculate the impact of structural racism on infection rates among Black and white populations in Louisiana”

    Sounds like Garbage in/Garbage out with a heavy dose of negro Affirmative Action mumbo jumbo
    .
    “Richardson said that historian and anti-racist scholar Ibram X. Kendi’s description of the differences between racism and anti-racism were helpful in designing the study”

    Because everyone knows when it comes to designing a medical study bearing the imprimatur of Harvard Medical School the gold standard is Ibram X. Kendi.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @unit472

    For their analysis, the researchers paired sophisticated data analytics and computational tools with commonly used epidemiologic modeling methods to calculate the impact of structural racism on infection rates among Black and white populations in Louisiana

    Most of their work was in constructing the description of their methods.

    I'm going to take a wild guess and bet that none of the "peer review" will question if mask wearing rates by race were taken into account by these super sophisticated models.

    He noted that, according to the Federal Reserve Board 2016 Survey of Consumer Finances, the average Black household had a net worth $800,000 lower than the average white household, and that Black people, who represent 13 percent of the U.S. population, only own 3 percent of the nation’s wealth.

    That's some real cute playing with numbers by taking the mean and ignoring inequality levels between Whites. Something a junior high level student would do.

    Look at the median and get back to us.

    To assess the effect of reparation payments on the trajectory of the pandemic, the researchers based their calculations on a model that would pay $250,000 per person or $800,000 per household to descendants of enslaved individuals—one of several proposed reparation models.

    Even White liberals know that a direct payout would be a bad idea. You'd massively run up the debt to dump money into foreign (German) auto companies. So increase inflation to payoff the Germans.

    I'm still waiting for the study on how much Haitians are better off by not having to live with racist Whites.

  21. The Reputation of Academic and Institutional Medicine: RIP.

    • Agree: By-tor
  22. @Lagertha
    https://youtu.be/mKtdTJP_GUl

    Replies: @Lagertha

    well, when Youtube censors a post you know it is bs.

  23. @Reg Cæsar

    In contrast to the much more recounted troubles of blacks, Hispanics were hit very hard by all three waves. Asians were hit hard in the first wave and then surprisingly hard by the third wave, much worse than blacks were slammed.
     
    It also looks like the virus took its sweet time getting out to the Rez, but then hit big time.

    Do African Americans tend to live in overcrowded housing really all that much?
     
    CharlieBo313 doesn't seem to think so. But he travels by car, so he tends to miss the projects.



    https://m.youtube.com/user/CharlieBo313

    For example, Belize...
     
    Belize is black [sic] and Anglophone [sic], not "Latin American". Well, maybe about 40% Latin. It used to be called British Honduras.

    ...the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School.
     
    Charlie Brown had his baseball card, didn't he?

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    Charlie Brown’s favorite baseball player was (the fictional) Joe Shlabotnik. Len Blavatnik, a billionaire, has had his fingers in enough different pies to open the world’s largest pie factory.

    (Violating the Rule of Unger, I assume Len Blavatnik funded the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School. In one of those quirks only He can explain, my people can resist neither a sale nor a “naming opportunity.”)

  24. In the movie “The Exorcist,” the older priest ( played by Max Von Sydow) tells the younger priest Damian not to listen to the demon: “The demon is a liar. He will lie to confuse us. But he will also mix lies with truth to attack us. Don’t listen to him!” Later, Damian fails to listen to this advice: Sydow screams at him “i told you dont listen to it!!!” We are in a similar position. This sort of evil, malevolent nonsense must be simply iignored. It is concentrated hatred, and cannot be engaged with rationally. Ignore it, dont listen to it, and be prepared to defend our interests and our lives from these demonic creatures.

  25. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    "Why do Hispanics out live whites by so much? Nobody really knows. I wouldn’t be surprised if it has something to do with why Hispanics are dying of covid so much: perhaps Hispanics live longer because they socialize with their extended families so much, which in general is good for their well-being, except during this perverse pandemic, which punishes the normally healthiest things in life."

    Also, Hispanic birthrates are nearly double that of whites in the US, which means that whites have smaller families of which to socialize with.

    In the 21st century, it really doesn't seem to be a thing for whites, (and WASPS in particular) to tend to even have extended families, much less socialize with them.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @JohnPlywood, @HenryA

    Leaving aside the non mutual exclusivity of being Hispanic and White, I think all ethnic groups are suffering from increasing atomization and alienation from kin groups.

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @AndrewR

    No, not all groups are suffering. Or at least not all groups are suffering in equal measure. Those groups with a stronger sense of family, of their community, which can also include their tribe, ethnicity, and race, are living longer. Mainly, because they have something to live for. They don't see themselves as a mere consumer in a capitalist system. In other words, someone who is consciously aware of their race like blacks, (and take great pride in their race), will tend to have something to live for. Granted, some people also like being consumers and acquiring stuff. No one's arguing that point.

    What is being advanced, however, is that race in particular gives one a sense of a shared community. And a sense of belonging. A sense of belonging to a community will tend to help extend a person's lifespan, perhaps by a few decades. They aren't a lone wolf out there and thus easy prey for capitalistic exploiters who sell them the "Buy our stuff and you'll feel like a winner."

    Suicide seems to be less prevalent for peoples of color, or those that feel a strong sense of belonging to their communities. You have less of a reason to end it all when you belong to something larger than just acquiring stuff.

    Steve has commented several times on the white death, and the direct connection between white suicide, lower birthrates, and losing their jobs (due to various factors). What hasn't been delved into very much though, is the connection between white suicide and the fact that whites are having low birthrates, thus fewer families are forming, with even fewer extended families. Large families/Extended families = a community of sorts, which helps provide the necessary protection vs suicide and other mental problems. Being part of a large family means one doesn't feel isolated, they have human resources that more than outweigh temporary goods from WalMart, Nike, and Apple.

    Perhaps one of several factors to the white death over the last few decades as been that whites made their career, their jobs, the main thing of their lives, rather than their families. A large extended family coupled with high birthrates keeps one strong in mind and young at heart. Once their jobs disappeared, these whites simply had nothing to fall back on. And that's truly a shame.

    So perhaps the ancients had it correct. A community, and that starts with the family, the basic building block, all the way up to taking a healthy pride in one's ethnicity and race, can help extend one's lifespan. People part of a community have skin in the game. When you have something to look forward to, you have something to live for, and in that sense, these peoples of color are far richer in outlook and in life.

    Replies: @AndrewR

  26. @Polistra
    Are white victims of black crime going to get restitution then? Unlike with the Reparations Racket, the perps and victims are actually alive today. Well, some of the victims couldn't be here this evening.

    Louisiana and South Korea are alike in all things except Louisiana is infected with the disease of White Racism.
     
    Also, they don't eat dog meat in Louisiana, gotta give them that much.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AndrewR, @James N. Kennett, @frontier

    The way blacks tend to treat dogs is worse than humanely slaughtering dogs and eating them

    (Disclosure: I don’t know how humane dog slaughter is in Korea)

    • Agree: Polistra
  27. Why do Hispanics out live whites by so much? Nobody really knows. I wouldn’t be surprised if it has something to do with why Hispanics are dying of covid so much: perhaps Hispanics live longer because they socialize with their extended families so much

    From my experience, foreigners (Hispanics, Asians, Indians, Mid Easterns) socialize a lot with their extended families. Not often with friends and almost never with neighbors, but they’re always having extended family over.

    Whites used to socialize to some extent with their extended families. However, even more than that, they socialized a lot with neighbors, local community members, friends, co-workers, members of their social clubs (bowling leagues, PTAs, Churches, Elks Lodges, Sons of Italy, etc), and even with strangers at local hangout spots (like neighborhood bars, parks, or arcades). They invested a lot in building social networks, with their local networks often having links to broader networks that operated regionally and even nationally (occasionally internationally).

    From the 90s onward, that type of socializing really began to go into decline.

    These days if you see a big group of people in a public place (or organizing some type of get-together at home), it’s typically a large immigrant extended family. Usually Mexicans. Whites might have over a few relatives or maybe a couple of friends every once in a while, but they don’t do big get-togethers anymore. That’s the domain of foreigners.

    Whites are very socially isolated. As a consequence of this, they suffer in all sorts of ways.

    Mormons (and certain other small non-mainstream religious groups like Amish) might be a notable exception to the above. Though they’re quite insular and deliberately live out in the boondocks.

    In addition to the above religious communities, some of the White ethnics (Italians and Greeks especially) might still retain their extended family ties to some extent and occasionally even neighborhood togetherness (like Breezy Point in NYC). It’s interesting when you find White blue-collar neighborhoods in the east coast. Or find police and fire departments in which Whites (usually Irish and often Italian) retain a substantial presence. Or see local White construction contractors get lots of business (like Italians in NYC). I’m not saying it’s like it was back in the 80s, but there’s still a bit of solidarity left.

    Social networks are important. Important in hiring and building business networks. Important in influencing local politics. Important in controlling the culture. Important in maintaining traditions. Important in fostering marriages and childbirths. Important in insulating yourself from tv, media, and entertainment. Once social networks collapse, then you’re at mercy of 2 groups of people.

    1. Ethnic groups who continue to maintain social networks.
    2. The ruling class, who control the levers of power and what you absorb through tv/media.

    While there are a lot of reasons why Whites are in decline, I think the collapse of social networks is the #1 problem. Above all else. If you fixed that, you would see dramatic changes in how this country is run.

    • Thanks: Calvin Hobbes
    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Here's a theory as to why Hispanics live longer than Whites.

    When people get old, they get sick a lot. If they have a heart attack or stroke (or some other type of medical emergency), time is of the essence. They have to get to the hospital quickly. In an extended family-based culture, you're more likely to have a relative around who can recognize the warning signs and call 911. In an individualistic culture, you often aren't seen by anyone until it is too late.

    In addition to that, relatives can be useful in noting even minor deterioration in health and helping to correct that in various ways. Whether it be by getting you to visit a medical specialist or getting you to eat healthier.

    If you need any type of rehab or caregiver services (which are very important to long-term survival), relatives can be useful too.

    In general, when one gets old, life gets really hard. If you get old without an extended family to look in after you, you're in a lot of trouble.

    Some people will say that you can live in a nursing home, but I think that's a bad idea. In those places, you're often neglected, given unhealthy food, and exposed to unclean conditions. Most nursing home residents look totally miserable, like they're ready to leave this earth. Better to live with the kids and grandkids, if they'll have you (which is more likely for Hispanics than Whites).

    In my opinion, more extended family support for health issues is likely one reason why Hispanics outlive Whites.

    There might be some other reasons too (more Vitamin D from working outside, more home-cooked meals, selective migration of healthy immigrants, smaller physical size, less drug usage), but I think extended family is important. I know that in Europe, life expectancy is quite high in Southern Europe. Southern Euros are known for supportive extended family structures too.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/de/Life_expectancy_in_Europe.png/1280px-Life_expectancy_in_Europe.png

    I do find it fascinating that Hispanics outlive Whites.

    Replies: @JohnPlywood, @Jack D, @Clyde

    , @AnotherDad
    @JohnnyWalker123


    While there are a lot of reasons why Whites are in decline, I think the collapse of social networks is the #1 problem. Above all else. If you fixed that, you would see dramatic changes in how this country is run.
     
    Disagree with this. The collapse of social networks is a symptom, not the cause.

    The cause--the cancer upon America and the West--is minoritarianism, and it's corollary immigrationism.

    Defeat minoritarianism and the West can recover. Fail to rid ourselves of it, we're doomed.


    But here, you are spot on:


    Whites used to socialize to some extent with their extended families. However, even more than that, they socialized a lot with neighbors, local community members, friends, co-workers, members of their social clubs (bowling leagues, PTAs, Churches, Elks Lodges, Sons of Italy, etc), and even with strangers at local hangout spots (like neighborhood bars, parks, or arcades). They invested a lot in building social networks, with their local networks often having links to broader networks that operated regionally and even nationally (occasionally internationally).
     
    This is the "special sauce" of Western man. Social networks beyond simple family/clan/tribe. I.e. "neighborliness", that comes from the "marry the girl next door" and "i'll help with your harvest, you help with mine" ethos. This was pushed by the Church's anti-tribal cousin marriage bans and the social structure under manorialism. This neighborliness is what allowed the "trust at scale" that build modern Western nation states that far outclassed the weak, flabby, low-trust empires in the rest of the world and allowed the development of republican government.

    And this is what the minoritarians hate. White gentiles' cohesiveness, self-rule, nationalism. They hate the solidarity of the nation state. They want a balkanized disorganized population subject to elite control/diktat, that is simply a marketplace for their looting. Something more akin to the Roman Empire than America.

    We must crush and destroy minoritarianism and minoritarians or we can just kiss the West goodbye.

    Replies: @anon

  28. I know Steve reads Andrew Gelman, so I wonder why he didn’t make a joke about the Lancet specifically.
    https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/?s=Lancet

  29. I notice the ‘scholars’ who wrote this so called study did not mention that Louisiana had five land falling hurricanes batter the state in 2020. This was the first time there were 5 land falling storms in one state during a single season. The five hurricanes were Cristobal, Marco, Laura, Delta and zeta.

    Did it impact covid infection rates? It certainly couldn’t have helped given the large numbers of people who had to relocate to due to storm surge risk , property damage and loss of electric power.

    • Agree: notsaying
    • Thanks: Polemos
  30. Hooray it’s the last day of Black Hysteria Month. Or is it a 365 day thing now?

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Anon

    March is Women's History Month so don't worry, the whining continues. Interestingly enough it's also Frozen Foods Month! May meanwhile is Asian/Pacific Islander Month and June of course is Pride Month. Not sure how April got left open.

  31. OT:

    Phoenix police arrest 2 women after argument diverts flight

    https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2021/02/27/phoenix-police-arrest-2-women-after-argument-diverts-flight/

    PHOENIX (AP) — An American Airlines flight was diverted and two women arrested in Phoenix after authorities say one of the women spit on a fellow passenger who asked them to stop using racial slurs in their conversation and the other slapped his hand when he started recording them.

    American Airlines said the flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Los Angeles when it was diverted to Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday around 5:15 p.m. because of an on-flight altercation.

    When the flight landed, officers with the Phoenix Police Department arrested Kelly Pichardo, 30, and Leeza Rodriguez, 29, both from the Bronx, New York, saying they verbally and physically assaulted other passengers and crew members.

    Phoenix Police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune
    [great name] said the women were using racial slurs when a male passenger asked them to stop using the language. Pichardo allegedly spit at the man, who then began recording them. Fortune said Rodriguez then hit the man’s hand to stop him from recording.

    Rodriguez faces charges of assault and disorderly conduct and Pichardo faces a charge of disorderly conduct.

    Online court records did not indicate whether the women have attorneys who could comment on the allegations on their behalf.

    American Airlines spokesperson Derek Walls called the women’s behavior “disturbing and unacceptable” and said in a statement that they were placed on their “internal refuse list pending further investigation.”

    The flight continued to Los Angeles and arrived without further incident.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Ripple Earthdevil


    put on their “internal refuse list pending further investigation.”
     
    This is like landing in the trash compactor.
  32. @JohnnyWalker123

    Why do Hispanics out live whites by so much? Nobody really knows. I wouldn’t be surprised if it has something to do with why Hispanics are dying of covid so much: perhaps Hispanics live longer because they socialize with their extended families so much

     

    From my experience, foreigners (Hispanics, Asians, Indians, Mid Easterns) socialize a lot with their extended families. Not often with friends and almost never with neighbors, but they're always having extended family over.

    Whites used to socialize to some extent with their extended families. However, even more than that, they socialized a lot with neighbors, local community members, friends, co-workers, members of their social clubs (bowling leagues, PTAs, Churches, Elks Lodges, Sons of Italy, etc), and even with strangers at local hangout spots (like neighborhood bars, parks, or arcades). They invested a lot in building social networks, with their local networks often having links to broader networks that operated regionally and even nationally (occasionally internationally).

    From the 90s onward, that type of socializing really began to go into decline.

    These days if you see a big group of people in a public place (or organizing some type of get-together at home), it's typically a large immigrant extended family. Usually Mexicans. Whites might have over a few relatives or maybe a couple of friends every once in a while, but they don't do big get-togethers anymore. That's the domain of foreigners.

    Whites are very socially isolated. As a consequence of this, they suffer in all sorts of ways.

    Mormons (and certain other small non-mainstream religious groups like Amish) might be a notable exception to the above. Though they're quite insular and deliberately live out in the boondocks.

    In addition to the above religious communities, some of the White ethnics (Italians and Greeks especially) might still retain their extended family ties to some extent and occasionally even neighborhood togetherness (like Breezy Point in NYC). It's interesting when you find White blue-collar neighborhoods in the east coast. Or find police and fire departments in which Whites (usually Irish and often Italian) retain a substantial presence. Or see local White construction contractors get lots of business (like Italians in NYC). I'm not saying it's like it was back in the 80s, but there's still a bit of solidarity left.

    Social networks are important. Important in hiring and building business networks. Important in influencing local politics. Important in controlling the culture. Important in maintaining traditions. Important in fostering marriages and childbirths. Important in insulating yourself from tv, media, and entertainment. Once social networks collapse, then you're at mercy of 2 groups of people.

    1. Ethnic groups who continue to maintain social networks.
    2. The ruling class, who control the levers of power and what you absorb through tv/media.

    While there are a lot of reasons why Whites are in decline, I think the collapse of social networks is the #1 problem. Above all else. If you fixed that, you would see dramatic changes in how this country is run.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @AnotherDad

    Here’s a theory as to why Hispanics live longer than Whites.

    When people get old, they get sick a lot. If they have a heart attack or stroke (or some other type of medical emergency), time is of the essence. They have to get to the hospital quickly. In an extended family-based culture, you’re more likely to have a relative around who can recognize the warning signs and call 911. In an individualistic culture, you often aren’t seen by anyone until it is too late.

    In addition to that, relatives can be useful in noting even minor deterioration in health and helping to correct that in various ways. Whether it be by getting you to visit a medical specialist or getting you to eat healthier.

    If you need any type of rehab or caregiver services (which are very important to long-term survival), relatives can be useful too.

    In general, when one gets old, life gets really hard. If you get old without an extended family to look in after you, you’re in a lot of trouble.

    Some people will say that you can live in a nursing home, but I think that’s a bad idea. In those places, you’re often neglected, given unhealthy food, and exposed to unclean conditions. Most nursing home residents look totally miserable, like they’re ready to leave this earth. Better to live with the kids and grandkids, if they’ll have you (which is more likely for Hispanics than Whites).

    In my opinion, more extended family support for health issues is likely one reason why Hispanics outlive Whites.

    There might be some other reasons too (more Vitamin D from working outside, more home-cooked meals, selective migration of healthy immigrants, smaller physical size, less drug usage), but I think extended family is important. I know that in Europe, life expectancy is quite high in Southern Europe. Southern Euros are known for supportive extended family structures too.

    I do find it fascinating that Hispanics outlive Whites.

    • Replies: @JohnPlywood
    @JohnnyWalker123


    There might be some other reasons too (more Vitamin D from working outside, more home-cooked meals, selective migration of healthy immigrants, smaller physical size, less drug usage)
     
    Hispanics have lower vitamin D levels than whites. White people probably accrue more vitamin D than Hispanics deapite not working outdoors just by the virtue of having light skin at a latitude that is well below their ancestral homeland in Europe, plus the habit of tanning which is alien to Hispanics, plus fortified milk consumption.


    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24871915/

    The highest prevalence of low vitamin D levels are among Hispanics and non-Hispanic Blacks.
     
    Although Hispanics have a smaller body size, they have a greater body mass and bodyfat percentage, which is not associated with positive health outcomes.

    The Hispanic paradox is called such because Hispanics are, paradodically, sicklier than are white Americans. All those home cooked meals aren't preventing Hispanics from having a higher rate of diabetes, heart disease, stomach cancer, etc.

    Instead, the likely cause of the lower mortality among Hispanics may be due to their epigenetic clock, which seems to tick more slowly than the other races.

    Hispanics, like their Native American relatives, appear to have a lower intrinsic aging than whites or blacks, despite their higher extrinsic age (probably related fo higher levels of disease and pollution exposure in Hispanics):


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigenetic_clock

    Men age faster than women according to epigenetic age acceleration in blood, brain, saliva, and many other tissues.[51] The epigenetic clock method applies to all examined racial/ethnic groups in the sense that DNAm age is highly correlated with chronological age. But ethnicity can be associated with epigenetic age acceleration.[51] For example, the blood of Hispanics and the Tsimané ages more slowly than that of other populations which might explain the Hispanic mortality paradox.[51]
     
    , @Jack D
    @JohnnyWalker123

    It's especially fascinating that the US spends 200 gazzilion dollars per year on healthcare and Peru spends maybe 5 pesos per capita and yet their health outcomes are just as good. It's almost as if we are wasting all that money on healthcare.

    , @Clyde
    @JohnnyWalker123


    In my opinion, more extended family support for health issues is likely one reason why Hispanics outlive Whites.There might be some other reasons too (more Vitamin D from working outside, more home-cooked meals, selective migration of healthy immigrants, smaller physical size, less drug usage), but I think extended family is important.
     
    Back in the days of US light manufacturing my father owned such a factory. One phase of production was to bake on the paint that had been sprayed onto sheet metal. So there was an industrial oven with btw, Hewlett-Packard controls. On the outer edge of this oven The Hispanic workers would heat up lunches brought from home. A nice home cooked meal that your wife (hopefully) makes with love. I suppose rice and beans and a meat. I know the other workers were not eating as well. Probably sandwiches and crap from the roach coach which came around.
  33. @Anon
    This is supposed to be the most prestigious medical school in the country and the world.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Achmed E. Newman

    There have been plenty of stories on how Public Health is being turned into a joke.

  34. Reading this thing through twice has made my head hurt. Can someone who went to actual study at the link tell me what assumptions the researchers made about how the reparation payments would be used that lead them to this conclusion:

    “Their analysis, published online on Feb. 9 in Social Science & Medicine, suggests that if reparations had been made before the COVID-19 pandemic, transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the state’s overall population could have been reduced by anywhere from 31 percent to 68 percent.”

    I myself cannot imagine how anybody can guess how people would spend their money and how it would affect their getting Covid and giving to somebody else.

    I also don’t think we have any idea what handing reparation money over would do for blacks or how or even if it might improve racial relations in the US:

    “our study demonstrates that repairing the damage caused by the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow racism would have enormous benefits to the entire population of the United States”

    They are assuming money will solve the problem immediately and forever. I say baloney to that. If I were the descendant of American slaves, I cannot imagine reparations would just wipe out the past for me.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @notsaying

    Reading this thing through twice has made my head hurt. Can someone who went to actual study at the link tell me what assumptions the researchers made about how the reparation payments would be used that lead them to this conclusion:

    “Their analysis, published online on Feb. 9 in Social Science & Medicine, suggests that if reparations had been made before the COVID-19 pandemic, transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the state’s overall population could have been reduced by anywhere from 31 percent to 68 percent.”

    They think if Blacks were not in crowded houses or riding public transportation then their rates would drop.

    So if we pay off Blacks there won't be as many going to service jobs by bus. In their minds more Blacks will be working from home because they used that wealth to create businesses or go to school.

    As someone already pointed out the Koreans are far more densely populated and also use public transportation.

    So yes it is a really stupid study if you want to even call it that. More like left-wing conjecture.

    You can find plenty of areas in this country where Blacks are not in crowded housing. These are mostly areas where Whites have left. Detroit is very low density and in fact they have too many houses.

    , @John Milton’s Ghost
    @notsaying

    Ice Cube’s underrated film, Barbershop, had an extended riff on reparations. Every person in the shop, from the uptight Oreo to the keepin’ it real brother, agreed reparations wouldn’t help blacks. Cedric the Entertainer’s character stated reparations would only make Cadillac the number one car sold in America. That was in 2002.

    Reparations were once an extreme fringe policy that even black politicians in black districts wouldn’t often voice. Now it’s reported with a straight face that it’s a long time core civil rights position.

    Replies: @Corn, @frontier

    , @Dan Smith
    @notsaying

    The kindergarten level economic thinking in the reparations argument is pervasive on the left. If they read The Bell Curve with anything close to an open mind they might realize that when blacks and whites are compared controlling for IQ, the alleged disparity vanishes. Unfortunately, IQ transplants aren’t feasible. So the disparity will persist.

    , @TontoBubbaGoldstein
    @notsaying

    They are assuming money will solve the problem immediately and forever.

    *chuckles*

    You're thinking reparations would be a one-time thing?

    "Reparations now! Reparations tomorrow! Reparations forever!!"

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @notsaying


    I myself cannot imagine how anybody can guess how people would spend their money and how it would affect their getting Covid and giving to somebody else.
     
    They've got MATHEMATICAL FREAKING MODELS, dude!
  35. … To assess the effect of reparation payments on the trajectory of the pandemic, the researchers based their calculations on a model that would pay $250,000 per person or $800,000 per household to descendants of enslaved individuals—one of several proposed reparation models.

    That’s a mere ten trillion dollars. Money printer go brrrrrr … and then all our racial disparities are over forever, or at least until the next credit card bill is due.

    Eh. Just give ’em Mississippi and Alabama as Black nation-states and call it even.

  36. @unit472
    "For their analysis, the researchers paired sophisticated data analytics and computational tools with commonly used epidemiologic modeling methods to calculate the impact of structural racism on infection rates among Black and white populations in Louisiana"

    Sounds like Garbage in/Garbage out with a heavy dose of negro Affirmative Action mumbo jumbo
    .
    "Richardson said that historian and anti-racist scholar Ibram X. Kendi’s description of the differences between racism and anti-racism were helpful in designing the study"

    Because everyone knows when it comes to designing a medical study bearing the imprimatur of Harvard Medical School the gold standard is Ibram X. Kendi.

    Replies: @John Johnson

    For their analysis, the researchers paired sophisticated data analytics and computational tools with commonly used epidemiologic modeling methods to calculate the impact of structural racism on infection rates among Black and white populations in Louisiana

    Most of their work was in constructing the description of their methods.

    I’m going to take a wild guess and bet that none of the “peer review” will question if mask wearing rates by race were taken into account by these super sophisticated models.

    He noted that, according to the Federal Reserve Board 2016 Survey of Consumer Finances, the average Black household had a net worth $800,000 lower than the average white household, and that Black people, who represent 13 percent of the U.S. population, only own 3 percent of the nation’s wealth.

    That’s some real cute playing with numbers by taking the mean and ignoring inequality levels between Whites. Something a junior high level student would do.

    Look at the median and get back to us.

    To assess the effect of reparation payments on the trajectory of the pandemic, the researchers based their calculations on a model that would pay $250,000 per person or $800,000 per household to descendants of enslaved individuals—one of several proposed reparation models.

    Even White liberals know that a direct payout would be a bad idea. You’d massively run up the debt to dump money into foreign (German) auto companies. So increase inflation to payoff the Germans.

    I’m still waiting for the study on how much Haitians are better off by not having to live with racist Whites.

  37. Even by southern standards NOLA is very odd in being an “open city”….

    Most people use mass transit unlike in say Baton Rouge or Houston or ATL even. Then there’s the French Quarter & the various other open bar scenes…..you dont find that even in most black cities…..

    Then there’s Mardi Gras & all the other goofy super spreader events….

    @Reparations…..itll never happen for 2 big reasons…..1….the country would break apart 1st as states like Montana, Hawaii etc that post date slavery and that have small black populations will scoff at paying up for slavery when they have no history of it….then there’s the whole 2nd thing which is 2 fold…..

    Asians and latinos and pretty much anybody who have ancestors who came post Civil War will ask “wtf do i have to do with slavery? My parents came over in the 1920s…..”

    And then Mexicans will ask for reparations for taking the SW…..Asians for exploitation of their labor in building the railroads or the FDR internment camps etc…..

    And then of course Native Americans will walk up to the blacks and say “you’re on my land b–ch…..give me that reparations check…..”

    It opens up Pandora’s Box in terms of which minority group can claim victimhood and get cut a check….

    And even then…..we owe the Chinese what? 6 trillion? What? Are we going to go on the bond market for this money? Will Chan in Hunan Province give his hard earned currency to Biden to give to Cletavius to buy a new pointless pair of sneakers? What about raising taxes? LOL on whom? I make ten bux an hr…..even if the feds juiced me at a 100% tax rate there still isnt enough cash for that sh-t…..

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    @Neoconned

    Ten years ago, I would have said pretty much what you’ve just said. I did say pretty much what you’ve just said. But now I think that so-called reparations are inevitable. The Dems are now in complete control of the Federal government. They’re dare not deny what their most loyal base is now demanding. And most people—whites, Hispanics, Asians, regardless of where they live—will put up with it just as they’ve put up with every other piece of Leftist jackassery for the past fifty years. It’s not as if there’s going to be a line on your 1040 saying, “Reparations for Negroes....X% of your income”. There will doubtless be some tax increases for productive people, but the “Reparations for Negroes” won’t be broken out as a separate line item. A good part of it is likely going to be borrowed, in any case.

  38. Before SFGate banned comments there was a lot of talk about how a certain race was conspicuous about not wearing masks in public.

    SFGate was one of the last liberal media outlets that allowed comments. They were censored but you could still get your point across with a wink and a nudge.

    Such a shame, was fun watching SF locals spill the beans on what the liberal press doesn’t want you to know about the city.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @John Johnson

    Masks hell, even the Orthodox Jews don't have 400 person house parties and advertise them on miniflyers as "Covid parties."

  39. @notsaying
    Reading this thing through twice has made my head hurt. Can someone who went to actual study at the link tell me what assumptions the researchers made about how the reparation payments would be used that lead them to this conclusion:

    "Their analysis, published online on Feb. 9 in Social Science & Medicine, suggests that if reparations had been made before the COVID-19 pandemic, transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the state’s overall population could have been reduced by anywhere from 31 percent to 68 percent."

    I myself cannot imagine how anybody can guess how people would spend their money and how it would affect their getting Covid and giving to somebody else.

    I also don't think we have any idea what handing reparation money over would do for blacks or how or even if it might improve racial relations in the US:

    "our study demonstrates that repairing the damage caused by the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow racism would have enormous benefits to the entire population of the United States"

    They are assuming money will solve the problem immediately and forever. I say baloney to that. If I were the descendant of American slaves, I cannot imagine reparations would just wipe out the past for me.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @John Milton’s Ghost, @Dan Smith, @TontoBubbaGoldstein, @Achmed E. Newman

    Reading this thing through twice has made my head hurt. Can someone who went to actual study at the link tell me what assumptions the researchers made about how the reparation payments would be used that lead them to this conclusion:

    “Their analysis, published online on Feb. 9 in Social Science & Medicine, suggests that if reparations had been made before the COVID-19 pandemic, transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the state’s overall population could have been reduced by anywhere from 31 percent to 68 percent.”

    They think if Blacks were not in crowded houses or riding public transportation then their rates would drop.

    So if we pay off Blacks there won’t be as many going to service jobs by bus. In their minds more Blacks will be working from home because they used that wealth to create businesses or go to school.

    As someone already pointed out the Koreans are far more densely populated and also use public transportation.

    So yes it is a really stupid study if you want to even call it that. More like left-wing conjecture.

    You can find plenty of areas in this country where Blacks are not in crowded housing. These are mostly areas where Whites have left. Detroit is very low density and in fact they have too many houses.

  40. @notsaying
    Reading this thing through twice has made my head hurt. Can someone who went to actual study at the link tell me what assumptions the researchers made about how the reparation payments would be used that lead them to this conclusion:

    "Their analysis, published online on Feb. 9 in Social Science & Medicine, suggests that if reparations had been made before the COVID-19 pandemic, transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the state’s overall population could have been reduced by anywhere from 31 percent to 68 percent."

    I myself cannot imagine how anybody can guess how people would spend their money and how it would affect their getting Covid and giving to somebody else.

    I also don't think we have any idea what handing reparation money over would do for blacks or how or even if it might improve racial relations in the US:

    "our study demonstrates that repairing the damage caused by the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow racism would have enormous benefits to the entire population of the United States"

    They are assuming money will solve the problem immediately and forever. I say baloney to that. If I were the descendant of American slaves, I cannot imagine reparations would just wipe out the past for me.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @John Milton’s Ghost, @Dan Smith, @TontoBubbaGoldstein, @Achmed E. Newman

    Ice Cube’s underrated film, Barbershop, had an extended riff on reparations. Every person in the shop, from the uptight Oreo to the keepin’ it real brother, agreed reparations wouldn’t help blacks. Cedric the Entertainer’s character stated reparations would only make Cadillac the number one car sold in America. That was in 2002.

    Reparations were once an extreme fringe policy that even black politicians in black districts wouldn’t often voice. Now it’s reported with a straight face that it’s a long time core civil rights position.

    • Replies: @Corn
    @John Milton’s Ghost


    Ice Cube’s underrated film, Barbershop, had an extended riff on reparations. Every person in the shop, from the uptight Oreo to the keepin’ it real brother, agreed reparations wouldn’t help blacks. Cedric the Entertainer’s character stated reparations would only make Cadillac the number one car sold in America. That was in 2002.
     
    “There’s three things every black person in America knows but won’t say in front of whites:

    1. OJ did it

    2. Rodney King deserved to get his ass beat

    3. Reparations will just make Cadillac the number one car sold in America.”

    Replies: @Luzzatto

    , @frontier
    @John Milton’s Ghost


    Reparations were once an extreme fringe policy that even black politicians in black districts wouldn’t often voice. Now it’s reported with a straight face that it’s a long time core civil rights position.
     
    The Overton Window at work... we have the best politicians and media money can buy.
  41. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    "Why do Hispanics out live whites by so much? Nobody really knows. I wouldn’t be surprised if it has something to do with why Hispanics are dying of covid so much: perhaps Hispanics live longer because they socialize with their extended families so much, which in general is good for their well-being, except during this perverse pandemic, which punishes the normally healthiest things in life."

    Also, Hispanic birthrates are nearly double that of whites in the US, which means that whites have smaller families of which to socialize with.

    In the 21st century, it really doesn't seem to be a thing for whites, (and WASPS in particular) to tend to even have extended families, much less socialize with them.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @JohnPlywood, @HenryA

    Also, Hispanic birthrates are nearly double that of whites in the US, which means that whites have smaller families of which to socialize with.

    The US non-Hispanic white birthrate is 1.7, for Hispanics it’s 1.9. That’s not even close to double.

    In the 21st century, it really doesn’t seem to be a thing for whites, (and WASPS in particular) to tend to even have extended families, much less socialize with them.

    Wrong again. In the USA and Europe, NW European protestants are the most fertile; southern and eastern Europeans are the least fertile.

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @JohnPlywood

    "In the USA and Europe, NW European protestants are the most fertile; southern and eastern Europeans are the least fertile."

    A 1.7 birthrate among US whites is not fertile by any imagination. That's barely above replacement levels, so you just made my point, that the total US white birthrates are shrinking, declining.

    And yet, when you factor out immigration in NW Europe (actually Western Europe as a whole), European and US birthrates are in total decline. So saying that Protestant birthrates are fertile is a wash since the total birthrates in all western nations are in total decline. US birthrates, in particular, white birthrates, are in decline and have been for nearly a generation. Soon, the majority of the total number of children born in the US will not be from whites, which means that the total white birthrate is declining. This in turn means that whites have smaller families, smaller extended families and thus a smaller share of the total US population as a whole.

    Whereas the world's most fertile birthrates are in Sub-Saharan African nations, parts of the Middle East, parts of Asia. Some nations in these world areas have a birthrate of 4-5 children per woman. Now that is a solid birthrate and well above replacement levels, unlike the anemic Western World (and whites in particular).

    Replies: @nebulafox, @Jim Christian

  42. This hallucinatory nonsense is everywhere. Quick sampling:

    https://www.3blmedia.com/News/New-Report-Finds-Closing-Racial-Wealth-Gap-Would-Lead-24-Billion-Boost-Long-Islands-Economy (Long Island)
    https://news.stlpublicradio.org/government-politics-issues/2018-09-20/improved-racial-equity-in-st-louis-region-could-boost-economy-and-voter-turnout-says-report (St. Louis)
    https://stpetecatalyst.com/report-eliminating-equity-gaps-could-boost-local-economy-by-50-billion/ (Tampa Bay)
    etc., etc., etc.

    Wealth does not increase by improved technology, organization, production, and exchange. Rather, it is created by increased affirmative action.

    People who have enough training to construct these models necessarily know that they are fallacious. It requires witting dishonesty. One of the worst:
    https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/public-and-social-sector/our-insights/the-economic-impact-of-closing-the-racial-wealth-gap#

    By closing the racial wealth gap, the US GDP could be 4 to 6 percent higher by 2028.

    I have a better idea: closing the Bloomberg gap. I propose that everyone in the U.S. be brought to wealth equity with Michael Bloomberg by 2028. US population is 330,000,000. Average American net worth is $104,000. Bloomberg’s net worth is $65,000,000,000. Closing the Bloomberg gap would increase US GDP by 625,000,000%. Far better than anything Biden has proposed.

    Only the benighted half of the country stands between the impoverished present and the cornucopian future. Liquidating those bad people would still yield a 312,500,000% increase in GDP. Take the reduced population of 165 million and add 835 million vibrant immigrants for a round billion. That would increase US GDP by from baseline by 1,875,000,000%.

    Susan Rice, text me via NSA, I can send my resumé.

    • Agree: ic1000
  43. Why do Hispanics out live whites by so much? Nobody really knows. I wouldn’t be surprised if it has something to do with why Hispanics are dying of covid so much: perhaps Hispanics live longer because they socialize with their extended families so much, which in general is good for their well-being, except during this perverse pandemic, which punishes the normally healthiest things in life

    I see things differently.

    The perverse situation was the one that existed in the USA and Europe from 1955-2019, when infectious disease was relatively rare.

    Now that the populace is unable to make that magic happen, due to a crisis of competence and perhaps a lot of Faustian bad luck, we are returning to the normal way of life that existed for most od humanity’s existence, in which mortality from communicable diseases was a constant threat, particularly for older people, who we now have in abundance compared to earlier societies.

    As we transition back to the old way of life, the extended family method is now recurring the heavy toll of infectious disease, and is by far the least healthiest lifestyle.

    The Hispanic paradox has been largely eliminated by COVID. By 2022 they will probably have a lower life expectancy than whites.

  44. Anonymous[199] • Disclaimer says:
    @jon

    For example, Louisiana has a population heavily segregated by race, with Black people having higher levels of overcrowded housing and working jobs that are more likely to expose them to SARS-CoV-2 than white people. In comparison, South Korea has a more homogenous population with far less segregation.
     
    Korea has way more overcrowding than any black neighborhood in Louisiana - the country is roughly the size of Indiana, and has around 50 million people, mostly stacked on top of each other in apartments: https://cdn.japantimes.2xx.jp/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/wn20130918n2a-870x580.jpg
    Korea is also one of the few developed countries, along with Sweden, that didn't do massive lock-downs (that's why Korea and Sweden are the control countries in most of the studies coming out on the effectiveness of lock-downs), so everyone was working jobs and being exposed through the whole pandemic.
    The main reason Korea did well, in my opinion (other than the obvious of being a wealthy, East Asian country) was their strict quarantine rules. Anyone (even citizens) coming into the country had to quarantine 14 days, and they were tested at the beginning and end. And anyone that tested positive was put in quarantine for 14 days, again being tested at the beginning and end.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @The Alarmist, @Erik L, @Juvenalis

    Notice how the ‘open borders’ fanatics have been absolutely silent during this pandemic.
    Not one single squeak from them – which is saying a lot as their shrill parrot like squawking has really been the journalistic backdrop of the present age.

    Every cloud has a silver lining. This pandemic is the best argument ever made against open borders.

    • Replies: @ic1000
    @Anonymous

    > Notice how the ‘open borders’ fanatics have been absolutely silent during this pandemic. Not one single squeak from them.

    If only.

    One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger by leading public intellectual Matt Yglesias.

    Biden's Americans Last legislative program: Mass amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens and huge increases to immigration.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Kolya Krassotkin

  45. @Anonymous
    Tough time to be a tiger mom.

    Who is Carranza’s successor, new NYC schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter?

    https://nypost.com/2021/02/26/who-is-the-new-nyc-schools-chancellor-meisha-ross-porter/

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/02/new-chancellor-4.jpg

    Meisha Ross Porter is making history as the first-ever Black woman to be named New York City’s schools chancellor — but her selection comes despite a track record that includes self-congratulatory celebrations and charges of favoritism.

    Before she was named as new schools czar on Friday following Richard Carranza’s sudden resignation, Porter made headlines for throwing herself a lavish $45,000 birthday blowout in 2019 that also celebrated her promotion to Bronx executive superintendent.

    The $111-per-person, 400-guest affair featured buffet, DJ and open bar at the Villa Barone Manor in the Bronx. Porter showed up to the bash in a glittery white frock and tiara and made a grand entrance into the ballroom in a glass elevator — a special touch that cost $500 extra.

    Porter’s self-love was also on full display Friday as she was officially tapped as Carranza’s replacement at a press conference.

    “So, I’m going to take my chancellor’s advice and I’m going to do me, like he said,” she said in response to a question about bringing mental health treatment to schools.

    The newly minted chancellor was the focus of a lawsuit last week filed by Bronx educator Rafaela Espinal, who claims she was fired in part for repeatedly refusing to mimic the “Wakanda Forever” salute seen in movie “Black Panther.”

    Porter often asked her educators to do the hands-across-the-chest gesture — a symbol of Black solidarity — and documented the post on her Twitter.

    The Post also reported that in 2017, Ross pulled strings to get a pal’s kid she was caring for into a whiter, less diverse school...
     

    Replies: @Polistra, @Anonymous, @AndrewR, @El Dato, @indocon

    WTF is a “SCHOOL CZAR”. Have people lost their minds.

    Of course they have.

  46. @Ripple Earthdevil
    OT:

    Phoenix police arrest 2 women after argument diverts flight

    https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2021/02/27/phoenix-police-arrest-2-women-after-argument-diverts-flight/

    PHOENIX (AP) — An American Airlines flight was diverted and two women arrested in Phoenix after authorities say one of the women spit on a fellow passenger who asked them to stop using racial slurs in their conversation and the other slapped his hand when he started recording them.

    American Airlines said the flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Los Angeles when it was diverted to Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday around 5:15 p.m. because of an on-flight altercation.

    When the flight landed, officers with the Phoenix Police Department arrested Kelly Pichardo, 30, and Leeza Rodriguez, 29, both from the Bronx, New York, saying they verbally and physically assaulted other passengers and crew members.

    Phoenix Police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune
    [great name] said the women were using racial slurs when a male passenger asked them to stop using the language. Pichardo allegedly spit at the man, who then began recording them. Fortune said Rodriguez then hit the man’s hand to stop him from recording.

    Rodriguez faces charges of assault and disorderly conduct and Pichardo faces a charge of disorderly conduct.

    Online court records did not indicate whether the women have attorneys who could comment on the allegations on their behalf.

    American Airlines spokesperson Derek Walls called the women’s behavior “disturbing and unacceptable” and said in a statement that they were placed on their “internal refuse list pending further investigation.”

    The flight continued to Los Angeles and arrived without further incident.

    Replies: @El Dato

    put on their “internal refuse list pending further investigation.”

    This is like landing in the trash compactor.

  47. @R.G. Camara
    I'm investing in shooting dice, cough syrup, menthol cigarettes, legal weed, and Thunderbird the day before this hits.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Dan Smith

    The days of Thunderbird are long gone, my brother. Hennessy Cognac and Escalades are what you want to have a position in. Go short on Nissan and Kia.

    • Agree: kaganovitch
    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @JMcG

    Go short on Nissan? I don't know, the Gaga dog-nappers were rocking a white Nissan Altima, and that's product-placement buzz you can't buy.

    Replies: @JMcG

  48. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Here's a theory as to why Hispanics live longer than Whites.

    When people get old, they get sick a lot. If they have a heart attack or stroke (or some other type of medical emergency), time is of the essence. They have to get to the hospital quickly. In an extended family-based culture, you're more likely to have a relative around who can recognize the warning signs and call 911. In an individualistic culture, you often aren't seen by anyone until it is too late.

    In addition to that, relatives can be useful in noting even minor deterioration in health and helping to correct that in various ways. Whether it be by getting you to visit a medical specialist or getting you to eat healthier.

    If you need any type of rehab or caregiver services (which are very important to long-term survival), relatives can be useful too.

    In general, when one gets old, life gets really hard. If you get old without an extended family to look in after you, you're in a lot of trouble.

    Some people will say that you can live in a nursing home, but I think that's a bad idea. In those places, you're often neglected, given unhealthy food, and exposed to unclean conditions. Most nursing home residents look totally miserable, like they're ready to leave this earth. Better to live with the kids and grandkids, if they'll have you (which is more likely for Hispanics than Whites).

    In my opinion, more extended family support for health issues is likely one reason why Hispanics outlive Whites.

    There might be some other reasons too (more Vitamin D from working outside, more home-cooked meals, selective migration of healthy immigrants, smaller physical size, less drug usage), but I think extended family is important. I know that in Europe, life expectancy is quite high in Southern Europe. Southern Euros are known for supportive extended family structures too.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/de/Life_expectancy_in_Europe.png/1280px-Life_expectancy_in_Europe.png

    I do find it fascinating that Hispanics outlive Whites.

    Replies: @JohnPlywood, @Jack D, @Clyde

    There might be some other reasons too (more Vitamin D from working outside, more home-cooked meals, selective migration of healthy immigrants, smaller physical size, less drug usage)

    Hispanics have lower vitamin D levels than whites. White people probably accrue more vitamin D than Hispanics deapite not working outdoors just by the virtue of having light skin at a latitude that is well below their ancestral homeland in Europe, plus the habit of tanning which is alien to Hispanics, plus fortified milk consumption.

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24871915/

    The highest prevalence of low vitamin D levels are among Hispanics and non-Hispanic Blacks.

    Although Hispanics have a smaller body size, they have a greater body mass and bodyfat percentage, which is not associated with positive health outcomes.

    The Hispanic paradox is called such because Hispanics are, paradodically, sicklier than are white Americans. All those home cooked meals aren’t preventing Hispanics from having a higher rate of diabetes, heart disease, stomach cancer, etc.

    Instead, the likely cause of the lower mortality among Hispanics may be due to their epigenetic clock, which seems to tick more slowly than the other races.

    Hispanics, like their Native American relatives, appear to have a lower intrinsic aging than whites or blacks, despite their higher extrinsic age (probably related fo higher levels of disease and pollution exposure in Hispanics):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigenetic_clock

    Men age faster than women according to epigenetic age acceleration in blood, brain, saliva, and many other tissues.[51] The epigenetic clock method applies to all examined racial/ethnic groups in the sense that DNAm age is highly correlated with chronological age. But ethnicity can be associated with epigenetic age acceleration.[51] For example, the blood of Hispanics and the Tsimané ages more slowly than that of other populations which might explain the Hispanic mortality paradox.[51]

  49. “Eugene Richardson, assistant professor of global health and social medicine”

    “Global health” and “social medicine” are two of the new woke disciplines that don’t actually involve practising medicine.

    Just as “Human Geography” avoids oxbow lakes and tectonic plates.

  50. In any case, I suspect that South Korea’s success against covid stems from it being largely an island, with ocean on three sides and mine fields on the fourth,

    Borders can’t stop a virus, the British Government told us so, and snuffed out tens of thousands of lives by leaving our easily defensible borders wide open.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Gordo

    The mainland of the US has an ocean on two sides, hey brother that is defended by the military on the south, and a pretty inaccessible border on the North, but the main source of importation of virus and immigrants is the large number of international airports in the United States.

    If the airports have been closed very early in the virus, while it was still in China, the US might have gotten on top of the virus.

    Trump took a step a little too late in banning Chinese aliens from entering the United States, but unfortunately his advisors did not inform him that huge numbers of Chinese people with US citizenship or green cards were still entering the country and not being quarantined.

    He also failed to prevent arrivals from Europe early enough.

    He also failed to prevent Interstate travel within the United States, so even the island states of Hawaii and Rhode Island, and the peninsulas of Florida and Alaska were not protected.

    The island States and peninsulas that have done well with Covid-19, such as South Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, and Australia had governments that were politically more agile and did not have their hands tied by an ancient, obsolete Constitution, know where they in obeisance to large corporations like airlines, whereas the average US legislator would readily trade any vote for an upgrade to first class.

  51. @jon

    For example, Louisiana has a population heavily segregated by race, with Black people having higher levels of overcrowded housing and working jobs that are more likely to expose them to SARS-CoV-2 than white people. In comparison, South Korea has a more homogenous population with far less segregation.
     
    Korea has way more overcrowding than any black neighborhood in Louisiana - the country is roughly the size of Indiana, and has around 50 million people, mostly stacked on top of each other in apartments: https://cdn.japantimes.2xx.jp/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/wn20130918n2a-870x580.jpg
    Korea is also one of the few developed countries, along with Sweden, that didn't do massive lock-downs (that's why Korea and Sweden are the control countries in most of the studies coming out on the effectiveness of lock-downs), so everyone was working jobs and being exposed through the whole pandemic.
    The main reason Korea did well, in my opinion (other than the obvious of being a wealthy, East Asian country) was their strict quarantine rules. Anyone (even citizens) coming into the country had to quarantine 14 days, and they were tested at the beginning and end. And anyone that tested positive was put in quarantine for 14 days, again being tested at the beginning and end.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @The Alarmist, @Erik L, @Juvenalis

    Looks like the opening of that Korean hit series, The Kim Suns.

  52. Harvard is sitting on roughly $42 billion in its endowment. How about running a study of this reparations thingy from that first?

  53. @Polistra
    Are white victims of black crime going to get restitution then? Unlike with the Reparations Racket, the perps and victims are actually alive today. Well, some of the victims couldn't be here this evening.

    Louisiana and South Korea are alike in all things except Louisiana is infected with the disease of White Racism.
     
    Also, they don't eat dog meat in Louisiana, gotta give them that much.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AndrewR, @James N. Kennett, @frontier

    Are white victims of black crime going to get restitution then?

    That’s a fair question. When forced to consider the reasons for the high rate of black crime, the Woke will blame it on slavery. Therefore victims of black crime should share in the reparations for slavery.

  54. Why is Harvard still only 8% Black? When it comes to racial equity being handed out towards racially oppressed Black bodies Harvard only talks the talk but does not walk the walk!

    • Replies: @James N. Kennett
    @Jefferson


    Why is Harvard still only 8% Black?
     
    8%? As much as that?

    Replies: @James N. Kennett

  55. The call for “reparations” is not going to go away.

    However, surely sensible people realise that reparations will not bring about equality. Even if non-black Americans give up 15% of their wealth, re-mortgaging their homes if necessary, to give the money to black Americans, equality will not follow. Then we will be told that the idea was sound, but the transfer of money was insufficient for reasons that we did not understand until now, and a second wave of reparations will be necessary.

    In the meantime, any white people whose families immigrated after 1865 will squeal that it is not fair that they should pay the same as “Old Stock” Americans. They will be slapped down because they will be deemed to have benefitted from “white privilege” the same as everybody else.

    Should Hispanics and Asians pay? To hold the “Coalition of the Fringes” together, probably not. The case of Jewish Americans, who benefit from white privilege but may not wish to identify as white, will be particularly awkward. Ultimately reparations will be a “White Tax”, comparable to the mediaeval “Jew Tax”, and as whites become a minority the comparison will be increasingly apt.

  56. @Jefferson
    Why is Harvard still only 8% Black? When it comes to racial equity being handed out towards racially oppressed Black bodies Harvard only talks the talk but does not walk the walk!

    Replies: @James N. Kennett

    Why is Harvard still only 8% Black?

    8%? As much as that?

    • Replies: @James N. Kennett
    @James N. Kennett



    Why is Harvard still only 8% Black?
     
    8%? As much as that?
     
    The 8% figure is referenced in this article from 2007, which describes how Harvard professors Lani Guinier and Henry Louis Gates Jr. "stirred up a black Harvard alumni reunion with questions about where the university's new black students were coming from.

    "About 8 percent, or about 530, of Harvard's undergraduates were black, Mr. Gates and Ms. Guinier said, but somewhere between one-half and two-thirds of the black students were 'West Indian and African immigrants or their children, or to a lesser extent, children of biracial couples.'"

    https://web.archive.org/web/20201202202348/https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-2007-03-20-0703200125-story.html

    Steve has mentioned in the past that these complaints about using "exotic" blacks to bump up the apparent numbers of "African Americans" stopped when Obama became President in 2008.

  57. “Science” is now just another propaganda arm of the globalist deep state.

    Just like we’ve been inundated with “science” around how bad climate change will be (because that’s how you get funding), we’ll now be spun with “science” about how to solve racial disparities. Of course the “solutions” will be consistent with the Party line required to get your “study” funded.

  58. (((Blavatnik))) Institute, eh?

    I’ll be waiting for bated breath for the study recommending that Israel make reparations to Palestinians to “reduce the effects of COVID”…

  59. @Gordo

    In any case, I suspect that South Korea’s success against covid stems from it being largely an island, with ocean on three sides and mine fields on the fourth,
     
    Borders can't stop a virus, the British Government told us so, and snuffed out tens of thousands of lives by leaving our easily defensible borders wide open.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    The mainland of the US has an ocean on two sides, hey brother that is defended by the military on the south, and a pretty inaccessible border on the North, but the main source of importation of virus and immigrants is the large number of international airports in the United States.

    If the airports have been closed very early in the virus, while it was still in China, the US might have gotten on top of the virus.

    Trump took a step a little too late in banning Chinese aliens from entering the United States, but unfortunately his advisors did not inform him that huge numbers of Chinese people with US citizenship or green cards were still entering the country and not being quarantined.

    He also failed to prevent arrivals from Europe early enough.

    He also failed to prevent Interstate travel within the United States, so even the island states of Hawaii and Rhode Island, and the peninsulas of Florida and Alaska were not protected.

    The island States and peninsulas that have done well with Covid-19, such as South Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, and Australia had governments that were politically more agile and did not have their hands tied by an ancient, obsolete Constitution, know where they in obeisance to large corporations like airlines, whereas the average US legislator would readily trade any vote for an upgrade to first class.

  60. Short version.
    Wealth/money makes life easier/better.
    “Mo’ money. Mo’ bettah.”
    By the way, Native Americans were enslaved, too!!!

  61. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    "Why do Hispanics out live whites by so much? Nobody really knows. I wouldn’t be surprised if it has something to do with why Hispanics are dying of covid so much: perhaps Hispanics live longer because they socialize with their extended families so much, which in general is good for their well-being, except during this perverse pandemic, which punishes the normally healthiest things in life."

    Also, Hispanic birthrates are nearly double that of whites in the US, which means that whites have smaller families of which to socialize with.

    In the 21st century, it really doesn't seem to be a thing for whites, (and WASPS in particular) to tend to even have extended families, much less socialize with them.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @JohnPlywood, @HenryA

    Don’t Hispanics also have a relatively low suicide rate which could add a few years to life expectancy?

  62. @Anonymous
    @jon

    Notice how the 'open borders' fanatics have been absolutely silent during this pandemic.
    Not one single squeak from them - which is saying a lot as their shrill parrot like squawking has really been the journalistic backdrop of the present age.

    Every cloud has a silver lining. This pandemic is the best argument ever made against open borders.

    Replies: @ic1000

    > Notice how the ‘open borders’ fanatics have been absolutely silent during this pandemic. Not one single squeak from them.

    If only.

    One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger by leading public intellectual Matt Yglesias.

    Biden’s Americans Last legislative program: Mass amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens and huge increases to immigration.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @ic1000


    One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger by leading public intellectual Matt Yglesias.
     
    I’d sooner take policy advice from Julio Iglesias.
    , @Kolya Krassotkin
    @ic1000

    Yglesias's rationale for pushing for one billion Americans is simple: More Americans = More people to fight Israel's wars.

    (Love your sarcasm, dude. Matt Yglesias a leading public intellectal? You slay me.)

    Replies: @Art Deco, @ic1000, @anon

  63. @Almost Missouri
    "Reparations Would Have Made Louisiana Blacks Act More Like South Koreans During Pandemic"
    —Harvard Medical School

    "I would gladly avoid a pandemic today if you would have paid me last Tuesday."
    —Black Wimpy

    ------


    The disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on racial minorities—Black individuals in particular—have been well documented. ...
     
    Actually, that disparity declined during each of the three covid waves of 2020... .
     
    Steve, I appreciate your pointing out how wrong the media narrative is, I really do, and I hope to benefit from your dissident factuality forevermore, but if you are hoping to correct the media maven themselves, this is forlorn. Once they have their Blacks-Unjustly-Oppressed angle, they will never give it up. If they can't find that angle, they'll just make it up, as you have documented over and over. These people didn't get into journalism to learn truth or to report facts; they got into it to force others to obey their master's will. Only that, nothing more. Explaining their errors to them won't make them reconsider. It will only enrage them, and convince them to lie harder. And burn more heretics.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    I agree, A.M., and big LOL at your “Black Wimpy” quote. Still, Steve pointed out so much intentional stupidity by this Jake Miller of Harvard Medical school, along with a big handful of his themes that he has enlightened us with for years, in this one post. Posts like these are my favorite, as the argument against the stupidity in the article goes from one great point to another.

    Bravo, iSteve, on this one. It was very entertaining. I am also glad to see that you brought up the financial stupidity of this nutso reparations plan (though the financial stupidity goes far beyond this particular idea). Also, thanks for the great Dave Chappell video. No way in hell could he do that today, a mere 18 years later.

    • Agree: Jim Christian
  64. @R.G. Camara
    I'm investing in shooting dice, cough syrup, menthol cigarettes, legal weed, and Thunderbird the day before this hits.

    Replies: @JMcG, @Dan Smith

    You’ll need Jolly Ranchers and 7Up to mix with the cough syrup my brother.

  65. @Anon
    This is supposed to be the most prestigious medical school in the country and the world.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Achmed E. Newman

    I didn’t see an M.D. by this guy’s name.

  66. There are fewer and fewer families of four in Korea, but from keen observation, a median-income four-person family would probably have 800 to 1,000 sq. ft. I’d give it only a little better than 50/50 whether they have parking at home.

    That applies to the greater Seoul area, home to 25% of the population, but in the rest of the country housing is somewhat cheaper and more spacious.

    The regions just outside of Seoul, crammed as it were with small farms and factories, have been a major source of infections recently at sites employing foreign workers, mostly from Southeast Asia. These workers are housed in dormitories — think DIY heavy-duty plastic walls, little else — and have little contact with the outside world. Presumably, they’ve just stewed there, employer hoping to sneak by, infecting each other.

    More astounding in terms of Covid, as referenced by another contributor, is public transport in Seoul, where 40 people ride 10 or 20 minutes standing in a bus the size of a “short” American school bus, to get on to a subway car of the same density, and often another packed bus for the final leg to work.

    It really is a wonder the place isn’t lousy with Covid, but largely due to the ubiquity of chat apps required to manually “check in” to every restaurant and shop, and the immigration-quarantine system, cases are quickly tracked down.

  67. @notsaying
    Reading this thing through twice has made my head hurt. Can someone who went to actual study at the link tell me what assumptions the researchers made about how the reparation payments would be used that lead them to this conclusion:

    "Their analysis, published online on Feb. 9 in Social Science & Medicine, suggests that if reparations had been made before the COVID-19 pandemic, transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the state’s overall population could have been reduced by anywhere from 31 percent to 68 percent."

    I myself cannot imagine how anybody can guess how people would spend their money and how it would affect their getting Covid and giving to somebody else.

    I also don't think we have any idea what handing reparation money over would do for blacks or how or even if it might improve racial relations in the US:

    "our study demonstrates that repairing the damage caused by the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow racism would have enormous benefits to the entire population of the United States"

    They are assuming money will solve the problem immediately and forever. I say baloney to that. If I were the descendant of American slaves, I cannot imagine reparations would just wipe out the past for me.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @John Milton’s Ghost, @Dan Smith, @TontoBubbaGoldstein, @Achmed E. Newman

    The kindergarten level economic thinking in the reparations argument is pervasive on the left. If they read The Bell Curve with anything close to an open mind they might realize that when blacks and whites are compared controlling for IQ, the alleged disparity vanishes. Unfortunately, IQ transplants aren’t feasible. So the disparity will persist.

  68. @notsaying
    Reading this thing through twice has made my head hurt. Can someone who went to actual study at the link tell me what assumptions the researchers made about how the reparation payments would be used that lead them to this conclusion:

    "Their analysis, published online on Feb. 9 in Social Science & Medicine, suggests that if reparations had been made before the COVID-19 pandemic, transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the state’s overall population could have been reduced by anywhere from 31 percent to 68 percent."

    I myself cannot imagine how anybody can guess how people would spend their money and how it would affect their getting Covid and giving to somebody else.

    I also don't think we have any idea what handing reparation money over would do for blacks or how or even if it might improve racial relations in the US:

    "our study demonstrates that repairing the damage caused by the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow racism would have enormous benefits to the entire population of the United States"

    They are assuming money will solve the problem immediately and forever. I say baloney to that. If I were the descendant of American slaves, I cannot imagine reparations would just wipe out the past for me.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @John Milton’s Ghost, @Dan Smith, @TontoBubbaGoldstein, @Achmed E. Newman

    They are assuming money will solve the problem immediately and forever.

    *chuckles*

    You’re thinking reparations would be a one-time thing?

    “Reparations now! Reparations tomorrow! Reparations forever!!”

  69. @notsaying
    Reading this thing through twice has made my head hurt. Can someone who went to actual study at the link tell me what assumptions the researchers made about how the reparation payments would be used that lead them to this conclusion:

    "Their analysis, published online on Feb. 9 in Social Science & Medicine, suggests that if reparations had been made before the COVID-19 pandemic, transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the state’s overall population could have been reduced by anywhere from 31 percent to 68 percent."

    I myself cannot imagine how anybody can guess how people would spend their money and how it would affect their getting Covid and giving to somebody else.

    I also don't think we have any idea what handing reparation money over would do for blacks or how or even if it might improve racial relations in the US:

    "our study demonstrates that repairing the damage caused by the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow racism would have enormous benefits to the entire population of the United States"

    They are assuming money will solve the problem immediately and forever. I say baloney to that. If I were the descendant of American slaves, I cannot imagine reparations would just wipe out the past for me.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @John Milton’s Ghost, @Dan Smith, @TontoBubbaGoldstein, @Achmed E. Newman

    I myself cannot imagine how anybody can guess how people would spend their money and how it would affect their getting Covid and giving to somebody else.

    They’ve got MATHEMATICAL FREAKING MODELS, dude!

  70. In any case, I suspect that South Korea’s success against covid stems from it being largely an island, with ocean on three sides and mine fields on the fourth, along with a competent society.

    Competent society is right. Like the rest of the region, including even Vietnam.
    Both the democracies of the region, and the authoritarian regimes, reacted with competence, because their elites are actual elites, unlike today’s West, where the elites are pretending to not be elites. In the East the system publicly admits that it is the system, and accepts the responsibilities which come with that. In the West today, the system pretends that it is not the system, and that all of its component parts are in fact “fighting the system”. (The “actual evil system” being the fascist masterminds of Appalachia for example)

    When COVID hit, the East reacted like actual countries with actual citizens and actual leaders, while the West, when hit with COVID, reacted like Europe during WWI: suddenly every country had a dozen groups trying to grab their chance for their agendas, mostly to the detriment of what was supposed to be a focused national effort, and frequently enough as direct conscious sabotage against the country, in order to achieve “vastly more important cosmic goals that shall heal the world”.

    Already during Trumps administration it was a point of “honor” for the system to sabotage every effort of the president, even if the country was damaged, because of the aforementioned “vastly more important cosmic goals that shall heal the world”.

    But in all of the West the theoretical competence was undermined by every country being a writhing tangle of competing snakes, all of whom tried to use the crisis in order to promote their specific agendas while hitting their perceived enemies.

    In the East, in Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China, and Vietnam, this behavior would have rightly been seen as treason and made short work of.

    The COVID crisis showed what happens when two types of civilizations have identical average IQ levels and (in theory) competence levels, but in practice one civilization (the “imitators”) still maintains a connection between “the elites” and “the people” as a sort of covenant between the system and its components, while the other civilization (the “glorious inventors and pioneers”) illustrated what happens when this covenant is broken, when the system starts pretending that it is not the system, the elites start pretending they are not the elites, and everything becomes a mess of (dirtily) competing deep state institutions and interest groups at the expense of the population, who are no longer someone “you fulfill your obligations toward” but rather simply “biomass to use for your petty/megalomaniac goals”.

    Something, ironically, the East has always been accused of being. Ironic.

    • Agree: Calvin Hobbes
  71. [Harvard professor Eugene Richardson’s] analysis, published online on Feb. 9 in Social Science & Medicine, suggests that if reparations had been made before the COVID-19 pandemic, transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the state’s overall population could have been reduced by anywhere from 31 percent to 68 percent.

    Agree.

    Reparations of $15 will enable each Descendant of American Slaves to purchase a year’s supply of Vitamin D. Addressing their Vitamin D deficiency would likely bring this group’s Covid-19 morbidity and mortality rates down to the national average.

    Per iSteve regular AnotherDad, people also benefit from supplements like Vitamin C, zinc, and quercetin. So reparation payments should be boosted from $15 to… One Hundred Dollars!

    Reparations are due to 40 million people (10% of American blacks are disqualified as recent immigrants).

    So, revising Sailer’s commentary in the O.P.: “That’s a mere ten trillion four billion dollars. Money printer go brrrrrr … and then all our racial disparities are over forever!”

    • Agree: Mark G.
  72. Let the Kingited Undom pay th reparations as they were responsible for importing Mrs Michael Robinson’s ancestors. And corn pops he was a bad dude.

  73. So intellectuals Eugene Richardson (Harvard), Momin Malik (Harvard), William Darity Jr. (Duke), Kirsten Mullene (Artefactual [sic]), Michelle Morse (Harvard), Maya Malik (McGill), Aletha Maybank (the AMA), Mary Bassett (Harvard), Paul Farmer (Harvard), Lee Worden (UCSF), and James Holland Jones (Stanford) all agree.

    For analyzing Covid-19 racial disparities in Louisiana, the most useful and relevant comparison is to… South Korea. Not Italy, Czechia, Belgium, the U.K., or Portugal. But South Korea.

    I think these intellectuals are right. If only Louisiana blacks had experienced 35 years of Japanese colonization, their Covid-19 death rate would also stand at 3.1 per 100,000.

    Exemplars of what the top tier of the American educational and career-advancement systems are accomplishing. Public health is in good hands!

  74. Let’s do some antiracist scientific research.
    Let’s see now . . . what if every black household received a $1.5 million check from the govt. Then how would their eco-consciousness score change?
    How likely would they be to buy an electric vehicle, and recycle their paper and aluminum recyclables?
    Let’s run that number through the simulator.
    Aha, a projected 33.4% increase. Further proof that equity is inherently green.
    Okay, now plug in $1.6 million to see if the result changes.
    It’s SCIENCE.

  75. This is becoming a running theme in contemporary social “science”: the reason we’re not as well off as we should be is we didn’t spend the money decades ago to transform blacks into Whites. The assumption is that the results flowed directly from the input (or assumed lack thereof).

    Of course, we know this is bunk. Literally the uplift of the American Negro has been the central obsession of what constitutes domestic social policy in the U.S. since 1964. The lack of success has had nothing to do with a lack of effort or resources.

  76. @ic1000
    @Anonymous

    > Notice how the ‘open borders’ fanatics have been absolutely silent during this pandemic. Not one single squeak from them.

    If only.

    One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger by leading public intellectual Matt Yglesias.

    Biden's Americans Last legislative program: Mass amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens and huge increases to immigration.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Kolya Krassotkin

    One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger by leading public intellectual Matt Yglesias.

    I’d sooner take policy advice from Julio Iglesias.

    • Agree: ic1000
  77. @MNL
    This field of reparation research--and in fact any research that purports to show quantitative support for woke ideology--is just begging for an Alan Sokal-like hoax publication.

    Replies: @res, @J.Ross

    Good idea.

    It is telling how this research is treated (no questioning, except from badthinkers) compared to something like the research testing whether vitamin D helps prevent and/or lessen the impact of COVID-19.

    Isolated demands for rigor indeed.

    • Agree: ic1000
  78. Research suggests reparations for slavery could have reduced COVID-19 infections and deaths in U.S.

    Wow! Science and morality dovetail perfectly once again!

  79. @MNL
    This field of reparation research--and in fact any research that purports to show quantitative support for woke ideology--is just begging for an Alan Sokal-like hoax publication.

    Replies: @res, @J.Ross

    Ha! You have to be publishable to publish an Alan Sokal like publication.

  80. @John Johnson
    Before SFGate banned comments there was a lot of talk about how a certain race was conspicuous about not wearing masks in public.

    SFGate was one of the last liberal media outlets that allowed comments. They were censored but you could still get your point across with a wink and a nudge.

    Such a shame, was fun watching SF locals spill the beans on what the liberal press doesn't want you to know about the city.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Masks hell, even the Orthodox Jews don’t have 400 person house parties and advertise them on miniflyers as “Covid parties.”

  81. “Now, a study led by Harvard Medical School researchers suggests reparations could also have surprising public health benefits for Black individuals and the entire nation.”

    Black activists, feast your eyes on these two items:

    Item One:

    At the very first Harvard College commencement ceremony, nearly 400 years ago, markers of exclusivity were front and center. The graduating class consisted of just nine students: no women, no people of color; only, in the words of a Boston historian, “young men of good hope.” The order in which they received their degrees was determined “not according to age, or scholarship, or the alpheber [sic], but according to the rank their families held in society.”

    Item Two:

    Current value of Harvard Endowment: $41.9 billion

  82. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Here's a theory as to why Hispanics live longer than Whites.

    When people get old, they get sick a lot. If they have a heart attack or stroke (or some other type of medical emergency), time is of the essence. They have to get to the hospital quickly. In an extended family-based culture, you're more likely to have a relative around who can recognize the warning signs and call 911. In an individualistic culture, you often aren't seen by anyone until it is too late.

    In addition to that, relatives can be useful in noting even minor deterioration in health and helping to correct that in various ways. Whether it be by getting you to visit a medical specialist or getting you to eat healthier.

    If you need any type of rehab or caregiver services (which are very important to long-term survival), relatives can be useful too.

    In general, when one gets old, life gets really hard. If you get old without an extended family to look in after you, you're in a lot of trouble.

    Some people will say that you can live in a nursing home, but I think that's a bad idea. In those places, you're often neglected, given unhealthy food, and exposed to unclean conditions. Most nursing home residents look totally miserable, like they're ready to leave this earth. Better to live with the kids and grandkids, if they'll have you (which is more likely for Hispanics than Whites).

    In my opinion, more extended family support for health issues is likely one reason why Hispanics outlive Whites.

    There might be some other reasons too (more Vitamin D from working outside, more home-cooked meals, selective migration of healthy immigrants, smaller physical size, less drug usage), but I think extended family is important. I know that in Europe, life expectancy is quite high in Southern Europe. Southern Euros are known for supportive extended family structures too.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/de/Life_expectancy_in_Europe.png/1280px-Life_expectancy_in_Europe.png

    I do find it fascinating that Hispanics outlive Whites.

    Replies: @JohnPlywood, @Jack D, @Clyde

    It’s especially fascinating that the US spends 200 gazzilion dollars per year on healthcare and Peru spends maybe 5 pesos per capita and yet their health outcomes are just as good. It’s almost as if we are wasting all that money on healthcare.

  83. Y’all are missing the point. Yes, sure the article is complete nonsense and no amount of reparations could ever make Blacks behave like South Koreans, but that’s irrelevant. What is relevant is the fact that this is the Year (2) of Black Lives Matter! Every goodwhite individual, institution and corporation must virtue signal in its own way that Black Lives Matter!, whether it is by planting a yard sign or by conducting a bogus study whose outcome was predetermined. Things like truth and scientific validity are completely irrelevant to the question of whether Black Lives Matter. The answer to that question is YES, YES, a thousand times YES, regardless of any facts. It is a greater truth, an emotional truth and we must not let science or anything stand in the way of affirming that truth.

    The only real danger here is when conclusions like this are turned into real life policy – for example if Harvard Medical School gets rid of the MCATs. Then we will learn the true meaning of DIE. But those boundaries have been crossed too. The only question is how much lasting damage is done before the nation awakens from this religious frenzy.

    • Replies: @Anon7
    @Jack D

    "The only real danger here is when conclusions like this are turned into real life policy..."

    As you note, these boundaries have been crossed, but intelligently so far. The word "physician" can denote a forty hour per week "doc-in-the-box" who barely knows more than a nurse, and works in a very stratified and controlled environment. It also denotes a true professional, an academic doctor who works 120 hours per week and typically has a 140+ IQ, as high as you can go for elite institutions.

    If they ever insist on equal representation at all levels, that's when you can really panic.

    "The only question is how much lasting damage is done before the nation awakens from this religious frenzy."

    We've gone way too far already; most people don't even understand what has been lost. Where do rich people go for medical care? In the US, most rich people have concierge care, which means that an excellent doctor accompanies them to every appointment and coordinates their care, picking and choosing which specialists and which hospitals still maintain decent standards.

    , @Luzzatto
    @Jack D

    If you want to see peak cringe Democrat Vanilla Whiteness on steroids, you should head on over to Mill Valley, California where half the homes have a Black Lives Matter sign on their front lawns even though Blacks make up only 0.8% of Mill Valley's population, not even a full 1%!

    Replies: @joe_mama, @Clyde

  84. @jon

    For example, Louisiana has a population heavily segregated by race, with Black people having higher levels of overcrowded housing and working jobs that are more likely to expose them to SARS-CoV-2 than white people. In comparison, South Korea has a more homogenous population with far less segregation.
     
    Korea has way more overcrowding than any black neighborhood in Louisiana - the country is roughly the size of Indiana, and has around 50 million people, mostly stacked on top of each other in apartments: https://cdn.japantimes.2xx.jp/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/wn20130918n2a-870x580.jpg
    Korea is also one of the few developed countries, along with Sweden, that didn't do massive lock-downs (that's why Korea and Sweden are the control countries in most of the studies coming out on the effectiveness of lock-downs), so everyone was working jobs and being exposed through the whole pandemic.
    The main reason Korea did well, in my opinion (other than the obvious of being a wealthy, East Asian country) was their strict quarantine rules. Anyone (even citizens) coming into the country had to quarantine 14 days, and they were tested at the beginning and end. And anyone that tested positive was put in quarantine for 14 days, again being tested at the beginning and end.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @The Alarmist, @Erik L, @Juvenalis

    I’ve also noticed that Asian countries in general were doing better than expected. Could be poor stats. Could also be proximity to China increases the fraction of the population who have partial immunity from earlier infection with somewhat similar Coronaviridae

  85. I like how they credit South Korea with homogeneity and “far less segregation”

  86. It seems contradictory that Hispanics would have longer life spans than whites, given that so many of them, including children, are obese. My theory is that, on average, they are free of stressors that lead to heart attack and stroke because they don’t really try too hard at anything.

  87. This “research” does not impress.

    Tax payers/leeches already pay/receive reparations.

    For example, public school kids cost taxpayers an average of ~$20K per year; the oft-quoted figures always [deliberately] neglect to count significant outlays such as pensions, capital projects, and interest.

    A family with 2 kids in public school, who is paying across-the-board less than $40K in taxes, e.g. has an income below ~$200K, is a reparatee.

    Single-income, government workers are getting lots of reparations.

  88. @AndrewR
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    Leaving aside the non mutual exclusivity of being Hispanic and White, I think all ethnic groups are suffering from increasing atomization and alienation from kin groups.

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    No, not all groups are suffering. Or at least not all groups are suffering in equal measure. Those groups with a stronger sense of family, of their community, which can also include their tribe, ethnicity, and race, are living longer. Mainly, because they have something to live for. They don’t see themselves as a mere consumer in a capitalist system. In other words, someone who is consciously aware of their race like blacks, (and take great pride in their race), will tend to have something to live for. Granted, some people also like being consumers and acquiring stuff. No one’s arguing that point.

    What is being advanced, however, is that race in particular gives one a sense of a shared community. And a sense of belonging. A sense of belonging to a community will tend to help extend a person’s lifespan, perhaps by a few decades. They aren’t a lone wolf out there and thus easy prey for capitalistic exploiters who sell them the “Buy our stuff and you’ll feel like a winner.”

    Suicide seems to be less prevalent for peoples of color, or those that feel a strong sense of belonging to their communities. You have less of a reason to end it all when you belong to something larger than just acquiring stuff.

    Steve has commented several times on the white death, and the direct connection between white suicide, lower birthrates, and losing their jobs (due to various factors). What hasn’t been delved into very much though, is the connection between white suicide and the fact that whites are having low birthrates, thus fewer families are forming, with even fewer extended families. Large families/Extended families = a community of sorts, which helps provide the necessary protection vs suicide and other mental problems. Being part of a large family means one doesn’t feel isolated, they have human resources that more than outweigh temporary goods from WalMart, Nike, and Apple.

    Perhaps one of several factors to the white death over the last few decades as been that whites made their career, their jobs, the main thing of their lives, rather than their families. A large extended family coupled with high birthrates keeps one strong in mind and young at heart. Once their jobs disappeared, these whites simply had nothing to fall back on. And that’s truly a shame.

    So perhaps the ancients had it correct. A community, and that starts with the family, the basic building block, all the way up to taking a healthy pride in one’s ethnicity and race, can help extend one’s lifespan. People part of a community have skin in the game. When you have something to look forward to, you have something to live for, and in that sense, these peoples of color are far richer in outlook and in life.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    Blacks are being atomized too. Maybe not to the same extent as whites, but the atomization is undeniable.

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

  89. @JohnPlywood
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi


    Also, Hispanic birthrates are nearly double that of whites in the US, which means that whites have smaller families of which to socialize with.
     
    The US non-Hispanic white birthrate is 1.7, for Hispanics it's 1.9. That's not even close to double.

    In the 21st century, it really doesn’t seem to be a thing for whites, (and WASPS in particular) to tend to even have extended families, much less socialize with them.
     
    Wrong again. In the USA and Europe, NW European protestants are the most fertile; southern and eastern Europeans are the least fertile.

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    “In the USA and Europe, NW European protestants are the most fertile; southern and eastern Europeans are the least fertile.”

    A 1.7 birthrate among US whites is not fertile by any imagination. That’s barely above replacement levels, so you just made my point, that the total US white birthrates are shrinking, declining.

    And yet, when you factor out immigration in NW Europe (actually Western Europe as a whole), European and US birthrates are in total decline. So saying that Protestant birthrates are fertile is a wash since the total birthrates in all western nations are in total decline. US birthrates, in particular, white birthrates, are in decline and have been for nearly a generation. Soon, the majority of the total number of children born in the US will not be from whites, which means that the total white birthrate is declining. This in turn means that whites have smaller families, smaller extended families and thus a smaller share of the total US population as a whole.

    Whereas the world’s most fertile birthrates are in Sub-Saharan African nations, parts of the Middle East, parts of Asia. Some nations in these world areas have a birthrate of 4-5 children per woman. Now that is a solid birthrate and well above replacement levels, unlike the anemic Western World (and whites in particular).

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    Pretty much all the American population growth over the last 40 years has been immigration driven. The USA had only 225 million people back in 1979, for context.

    Re, birthrates: consider a nation like Bangladesh that has gotten its birth rate under control, but still has the peak country with its land disappearing. Already has more people than Russia in the size of Louisiana. Now magnify that. Then you imagine Nigeria. The scale is going to be incredible. Africa's *huge*, so it won't be noticeable at first, but the fertility hasn't even hit the turning point yet.

    Replies: @Luzzatto

    , @Jim Christian
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    Only Whites got the message to only have two children.

  90. While American blacks were suffering under Jim Crow and redlining, South Koreans enjoyed the enlightened benevolence of the occupation by the Empire of Japan. Today, blacks live under constant threat of genocide by white supremacist policemen, while Koreans rest secure in the knowledge that the nuclear armed tyrannical psychopath on their border is probably restrained by the good men of the Chinese Politburo from doing anything rash. Of course the Koreans did better with covid.

  91. @Jack D
    Y'all are missing the point. Yes, sure the article is complete nonsense and no amount of reparations could ever make Blacks behave like South Koreans, but that's irrelevant. What is relevant is the fact that this is the Year (2) of Black Lives Matter! Every goodwhite individual, institution and corporation must virtue signal in its own way that Black Lives Matter!, whether it is by planting a yard sign or by conducting a bogus study whose outcome was predetermined. Things like truth and scientific validity are completely irrelevant to the question of whether Black Lives Matter. The answer to that question is YES, YES, a thousand times YES, regardless of any facts. It is a greater truth, an emotional truth and we must not let science or anything stand in the way of affirming that truth.

    The only real danger here is when conclusions like this are turned into real life policy - for example if Harvard Medical School gets rid of the MCATs. Then we will learn the true meaning of DIE. But those boundaries have been crossed too. The only question is how much lasting damage is done before the nation awakens from this religious frenzy.

    Replies: @Anon7, @Luzzatto

    “The only real danger here is when conclusions like this are turned into real life policy…”

    As you note, these boundaries have been crossed, but intelligently so far. The word “physician” can denote a forty hour per week “doc-in-the-box” who barely knows more than a nurse, and works in a very stratified and controlled environment. It also denotes a true professional, an academic doctor who works 120 hours per week and typically has a 140+ IQ, as high as you can go for elite institutions.

    If they ever insist on equal representation at all levels, that’s when you can really panic.

    “The only question is how much lasting damage is done before the nation awakens from this religious frenzy.”

    We’ve gone way too far already; most people don’t even understand what has been lost. Where do rich people go for medical care? In the US, most rich people have concierge care, which means that an excellent doctor accompanies them to every appointment and coordinates their care, picking and choosing which specialists and which hospitals still maintain decent standards.

  92. Funny: when my grandfather was in 1950s South Korea-a time and place he never talked about unless under he had some Scotch, and then only briefly-the place was poorer than you can imagine. And of course, ripped apart by war. The Japanese placed all the industry in the northern half of the peninsula (IIRC, Hyundai’s founder originally came from the North) while systematically impoverishing the rice-bowl south, even before the war, so conditions were pretty miserable. Shockingly enough, I’m not sure Koreans then would behave similarly to Koreans now. Probably in good ways, along with the bad: might have been less orderly, but far tighter bonds. The stupidity of the comparison, therefore, is not with changing behavior per se, but comparing two radically different cultures and times. Modern Louisiana is still a very rich place, compared to the developing world. Money might not be the issue.

    (Of course, much the same can probably be said about any country with an older generation that underwent absolute hell, a younger generation that knows nothing but comfort and security, and a middle generation somewhere in between. Contemporary Vietnam is a great example if you want to see this dynamic in action rather than the aftermath-babies born during the Han Miracle years are entering middle age, after all.)

    Turns out both poverty and genetics play a role, but aren’t the only factor. Who’da thunk it? Compare American inner cities with Africa itself. Africa’s got plenty of problems. Usually, far worse ones. But as any African who has spent time in the US will tell you, even the poorest parts of the continent don’t have the same kind of antisocial breakdown you see in American ghettos (and, increasingly, among underclass American whites, too). One particularly embarrassing reality is that many illiterate peasants in Africa are still nonetheless multilingual, whereas an embarrassing percentage of the cities of Detroit and Baltimore are functionally illiterate despite having access to resources and security that the former can only dream of.

    It’d be nice if we could admit that some problems are not really “fixable”, and that the best thing we can do for the people concerned is to accept that. Pashtun tribesmen are not becoming Jeffersonian democrats despite us investing more money than the country’s GDP and liberal usage of drones. Inner city New Orleans is not going to be revamped by some more reparations that make baizuo feel good. But it’d undermine the narrative that anything can be technocratically improved, that human beings are infinitely malleable. So, expect these kinds of “discussions” to continue ad nauseum, as they have for half a century.

  93. @John Milton’s Ghost
    @notsaying

    Ice Cube’s underrated film, Barbershop, had an extended riff on reparations. Every person in the shop, from the uptight Oreo to the keepin’ it real brother, agreed reparations wouldn’t help blacks. Cedric the Entertainer’s character stated reparations would only make Cadillac the number one car sold in America. That was in 2002.

    Reparations were once an extreme fringe policy that even black politicians in black districts wouldn’t often voice. Now it’s reported with a straight face that it’s a long time core civil rights position.

    Replies: @Corn, @frontier

    Ice Cube’s underrated film, Barbershop, had an extended riff on reparations. Every person in the shop, from the uptight Oreo to the keepin’ it real brother, agreed reparations wouldn’t help blacks. Cedric the Entertainer’s character stated reparations would only make Cadillac the number one car sold in America. That was in 2002.

    “There’s three things every black person in America knows but won’t say in front of whites:

    1. OJ did it

    2. Rodney King deserved to get his ass beat

    3. Reparations will just make Cadillac the number one car sold in America.”

    • Replies: @Luzzatto
    @Corn

    Another thing Blacks will NEVER admit to say in front of Whites is that Blacks are a gazillion times more likely to be murdered by other Blacks than they are by White police officers, White Trump supporters, White Republicans, White Conservatives, etc!

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

  94. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @JohnPlywood

    "In the USA and Europe, NW European protestants are the most fertile; southern and eastern Europeans are the least fertile."

    A 1.7 birthrate among US whites is not fertile by any imagination. That's barely above replacement levels, so you just made my point, that the total US white birthrates are shrinking, declining.

    And yet, when you factor out immigration in NW Europe (actually Western Europe as a whole), European and US birthrates are in total decline. So saying that Protestant birthrates are fertile is a wash since the total birthrates in all western nations are in total decline. US birthrates, in particular, white birthrates, are in decline and have been for nearly a generation. Soon, the majority of the total number of children born in the US will not be from whites, which means that the total white birthrate is declining. This in turn means that whites have smaller families, smaller extended families and thus a smaller share of the total US population as a whole.

    Whereas the world's most fertile birthrates are in Sub-Saharan African nations, parts of the Middle East, parts of Asia. Some nations in these world areas have a birthrate of 4-5 children per woman. Now that is a solid birthrate and well above replacement levels, unlike the anemic Western World (and whites in particular).

    Replies: @nebulafox, @Jim Christian

    Pretty much all the American population growth over the last 40 years has been immigration driven. The USA had only 225 million people back in 1979, for context.

    Re, birthrates: consider a nation like Bangladesh that has gotten its birth rate under control, but still has the peak country with its land disappearing. Already has more people than Russia in the size of Louisiana. Now magnify that. Then you imagine Nigeria. The scale is going to be incredible. Africa’s *huge*, so it won’t be noticeable at first, but the fertility hasn’t even hit the turning point yet.

    • Agree: Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    • Replies: @Luzzatto
    @nebulafox

    If you are a public figure you can not even mention that Africa has an overpopulation problem of way too many poor people breeding way too many children without being Cancel Cultured as a White Supremacist by Democrats in The U.S and by Leftists in Europe!

  95. @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    But a great time to be a black woman.




    Black Woman to Lead Nation's Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency for the First Time in 230 Years

    https://cdnph.upi.com/svc/sv/i/6101614318045/2021/1/16143228989292/Pamela-Smith-named-first-Black-woman-to-lead-Park-Police.jpg

    The National Park Service made history this week after announcing that an African American woman will lead the United States Park Police for the first time in over two centuries.

    On Thursday, Pamela A. Smith was announced as the new Chief of the United States Park Police, according to a press release. The USPP is the oldest federal law enforcement agency in the country.

    https://people.com/human-interest/pamela-smith-united-states-park-police-first-black-woman-to-lead-in-230-years/

     

    Replies: @TWS, @Jim Christian

    I’d like to see her spend a couple days in a back country search and rescue.

  96. @dvorak

    a model that would pay $250,000 per person or $800,000 per household to descendants of enslaved individuals
     
    Hold up, 40 acres and a mule are owed to each of the freed slaves, not to each of their tens of millions of descendants. Descendants have to split up the acres & mules.

    Replies: @TWS

    There aren’t that many mules in the US maybe the world. We could substitute various other equines I guess

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    @TWS

    Can a pit bull not pull a plow?

  97. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @AndrewR

    No, not all groups are suffering. Or at least not all groups are suffering in equal measure. Those groups with a stronger sense of family, of their community, which can also include their tribe, ethnicity, and race, are living longer. Mainly, because they have something to live for. They don't see themselves as a mere consumer in a capitalist system. In other words, someone who is consciously aware of their race like blacks, (and take great pride in their race), will tend to have something to live for. Granted, some people also like being consumers and acquiring stuff. No one's arguing that point.

    What is being advanced, however, is that race in particular gives one a sense of a shared community. And a sense of belonging. A sense of belonging to a community will tend to help extend a person's lifespan, perhaps by a few decades. They aren't a lone wolf out there and thus easy prey for capitalistic exploiters who sell them the "Buy our stuff and you'll feel like a winner."

    Suicide seems to be less prevalent for peoples of color, or those that feel a strong sense of belonging to their communities. You have less of a reason to end it all when you belong to something larger than just acquiring stuff.

    Steve has commented several times on the white death, and the direct connection between white suicide, lower birthrates, and losing their jobs (due to various factors). What hasn't been delved into very much though, is the connection between white suicide and the fact that whites are having low birthrates, thus fewer families are forming, with even fewer extended families. Large families/Extended families = a community of sorts, which helps provide the necessary protection vs suicide and other mental problems. Being part of a large family means one doesn't feel isolated, they have human resources that more than outweigh temporary goods from WalMart, Nike, and Apple.

    Perhaps one of several factors to the white death over the last few decades as been that whites made their career, their jobs, the main thing of their lives, rather than their families. A large extended family coupled with high birthrates keeps one strong in mind and young at heart. Once their jobs disappeared, these whites simply had nothing to fall back on. And that's truly a shame.

    So perhaps the ancients had it correct. A community, and that starts with the family, the basic building block, all the way up to taking a healthy pride in one's ethnicity and race, can help extend one's lifespan. People part of a community have skin in the game. When you have something to look forward to, you have something to live for, and in that sense, these peoples of color are far richer in outlook and in life.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    Blacks are being atomized too. Maybe not to the same extent as whites, but the atomization is undeniable.

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @AndrewR

    And yet for all their desiring to acquire bling and stuff, for blacks, being black, or a conscious recognition of their race, is a major big deal. For the most part, they are very much consciously aware that they are indeed black. BLACK lives matter, is a direct conscious appeal to race, and an end in and of itself. Every day they wake up and are 100% consciously aware of their race, and they take great pride in that fact. For blacks, race trumps stuff any day of the week. And their lifespan, longevity is starting to catch up to whites' lifespan.

    And in point of fact no matter how much blacks get anatomized, for them, their race will always take precedence. Yeah stuff is nice, but they are blacks, first, last, and always. And, those in charge of selling things are also consciously aware of blacks being black, and often attempt to capitalize on this fact by directly appealing to their race (whether explicitly or subtly) in a positive way. This in turn continues to help reinforce that "It's awesome bein' black, yo!"

    This month that is about to end, February, is called what in the US? BLACK History Month. Blacks as a community save their loudest ire for those individuals who don't "act black", or go vs. the community at the expense of being an individual. For blacks as a whole, the individual, or individuality, will never completely trump their race. It's everything to them. And, unlike when corporations behave toward whites as a whole, they will never dare to go vs. the black race as a whole because then they risk being "racist".

    If whites want to increase their lifespan, perhaps they could take some lessons from blacks. If they say "It's awesome to be black, ya'll!" Why shouldn't more whites do the same? In a positive way. People will say that this is racist on its face, but whites are already being called racist, so there's nothing to lose.

    I used to think about the phrase first heard here "It's okay to be white." Is it really? Where in mainstream society are whites accorded that message? Perhaps whites as a whole need to start to step their game up and insist that, "We white, and we're proud of it." If its fine and goody to be black, then other races need to start to develop that sense of pride, gratitude, and thankfulness in their racial communities.

    For the sake of their lifespans, as well as their communities, because one day their racial future just may depend upon it.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @AndrewR, @Joe Stalin

  98. @Jack D
    Y'all are missing the point. Yes, sure the article is complete nonsense and no amount of reparations could ever make Blacks behave like South Koreans, but that's irrelevant. What is relevant is the fact that this is the Year (2) of Black Lives Matter! Every goodwhite individual, institution and corporation must virtue signal in its own way that Black Lives Matter!, whether it is by planting a yard sign or by conducting a bogus study whose outcome was predetermined. Things like truth and scientific validity are completely irrelevant to the question of whether Black Lives Matter. The answer to that question is YES, YES, a thousand times YES, regardless of any facts. It is a greater truth, an emotional truth and we must not let science or anything stand in the way of affirming that truth.

    The only real danger here is when conclusions like this are turned into real life policy - for example if Harvard Medical School gets rid of the MCATs. Then we will learn the true meaning of DIE. But those boundaries have been crossed too. The only question is how much lasting damage is done before the nation awakens from this religious frenzy.

    Replies: @Anon7, @Luzzatto

    If you want to see peak cringe Democrat Vanilla Whiteness on steroids, you should head on over to Mill Valley, California where half the homes have a Black Lives Matter sign on their front lawns even though Blacks make up only 0.8% of Mill Valley’s population, not even a full 1%!

    • Replies: @joe_mama
    @Luzzatto

    It's true of all of the Bay Area suburbs that have that sort of demographic. Ironically if an actual Section 8 black family moved into the neighborhood, they'd all bail faster than you can say White Privilege.

    , @Clyde
    @Luzzatto


    If you want to see peak cringe Democrat Vanilla Whiteness on steroids, you should head on over to Mill Valley, California where half the homes have a Black Lives Matter sign on their front lawns even though Blacks make up only 0.8% of Mill Valley’s population, not even a full 1%!
     
    We love you BLM and other black miscreants! But from as far away as we can get! Lets admit plenty of guilt tripping money is flowing out of such mighty whitey, high income zip codes, to BLM and similar. There is a Minnesota bail fund that hit 30 million last summer to bail out rioters and knuckleheads who assaulted police in non-riot situations.

    The Minnesota Freedom Fund Crisis: $30 Million and an ...www.nytimes.com › 2020/06/16 › style › minnesota-free...
    Jun 16, 2020 — The Minnesota Freedom Fund Has $30 Million and an Identity Crisis. The sole employee of the bail fund is in arbitration with the board, after ...

    Minnesota Freedom Fund Raised More Than $30 Million ...www.forbes.com › sites › isabeltogoh › 2020/06/16
    Jun 16, 2020 — The Minnesota Freedom Fund pulled in more than $30 million in donations following the death of George Floyd, but the non-profit bailing out ...
     
  99. We need partisan quotas in academia.

    If we had a proportionate share of RIGHT WING ACADEMICS, this nonsense would not be allowed.

  100. So let me get this straight.
    If colored folk were given reparations, they would have had money to buy masks to use when they were looting during the St Floyd riots, reducing The Vid in The Hood.

    Got it.

  101. @Anon
    Hooray it's the last day of Black Hysteria Month. Or is it a 365 day thing now?

    Replies: @Known Fact

    March is Women’s History Month so don’t worry, the whining continues. Interestingly enough it’s also Frozen Foods Month! May meanwhile is Asian/Pacific Islander Month and June of course is Pride Month. Not sure how April got left open.

  102. @JMcG
    @R.G. Camara

    The days of Thunderbird are long gone, my brother. Hennessy Cognac and Escalades are what you want to have a position in. Go short on Nissan and Kia.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    Go short on Nissan? I don’t know, the Gaga dog-nappers were rocking a white Nissan Altima, and that’s product-placement buzz you can’t buy.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Known Fact

    If I had to bet my ranch on the make and model of the car being driven by the dognappers ( and person shooters) I’d have bet it was a Nissan Altima. My point, however, was that in the event of reparations being paid, the Altima would be spurned for Escalades and Range Rovers.
    Why do they all drive Altimas anyway?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D

  103. @Corn
    @John Milton’s Ghost


    Ice Cube’s underrated film, Barbershop, had an extended riff on reparations. Every person in the shop, from the uptight Oreo to the keepin’ it real brother, agreed reparations wouldn’t help blacks. Cedric the Entertainer’s character stated reparations would only make Cadillac the number one car sold in America. That was in 2002.
     
    “There’s three things every black person in America knows but won’t say in front of whites:

    1. OJ did it

    2. Rodney King deserved to get his ass beat

    3. Reparations will just make Cadillac the number one car sold in America.”

    Replies: @Luzzatto

    Another thing Blacks will NEVER admit to say in front of Whites is that Blacks are a gazillion times more likely to be murdered by other Blacks than they are by White police officers, White Trump supporters, White Republicans, White Conservatives, etc!

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @Luzzatto

    They say it all the time on World Star Hiphop. Loud and proud about it, too.

  104. You wish to attend school today? Show us your papers, citizen!

    Introducing the Los Angeles Unified School District Daily Pass

    https://lausd.wistia.com/medias/fil2ny4jfb?fbclid=IwAR15P2Cq6bQjIotia5MIXiwYULlS4Chy043gDKx5NRAw7wyO_nVrKq5N0Es?wtime=0

    Courtesy of Microsoft. And check out the name of the Microsoft stooge they trot out to introduce this abomination…………Eran Meggido.

    Meggido! (Look it up)

    I’m an athiest, and even I’m starting to believe the Book of Revelations.

    You all still think this is about dealing with a virus?

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Mr. Anon

    Just a reminder.

    https://twitter.com/joslyne_raquel/status/1249497970900226051

    https://twitter.com/KirbySommers/status/1274249413456789504

    https://twitter.com/florafaunamico/status/1302814561959997441

    WTF is going on?

  105. @nebulafox
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    Pretty much all the American population growth over the last 40 years has been immigration driven. The USA had only 225 million people back in 1979, for context.

    Re, birthrates: consider a nation like Bangladesh that has gotten its birth rate under control, but still has the peak country with its land disappearing. Already has more people than Russia in the size of Louisiana. Now magnify that. Then you imagine Nigeria. The scale is going to be incredible. Africa's *huge*, so it won't be noticeable at first, but the fertility hasn't even hit the turning point yet.

    Replies: @Luzzatto

    If you are a public figure you can not even mention that Africa has an overpopulation problem of way too many poor people breeding way too many children without being Cancel Cultured as a White Supremacist by Democrats in The U.S and by Leftists in Europe!

  106. Harvard Medical School: Reparations Would Have Made Louisiana Blacks Act More Like South Koreans During Pandemic

    Why isn’t “reparations” in quotation marks in this headline?

  107. @JohnnyWalker123

    Why do Hispanics out live whites by so much? Nobody really knows. I wouldn’t be surprised if it has something to do with why Hispanics are dying of covid so much: perhaps Hispanics live longer because they socialize with their extended families so much

     

    From my experience, foreigners (Hispanics, Asians, Indians, Mid Easterns) socialize a lot with their extended families. Not often with friends and almost never with neighbors, but they're always having extended family over.

    Whites used to socialize to some extent with their extended families. However, even more than that, they socialized a lot with neighbors, local community members, friends, co-workers, members of their social clubs (bowling leagues, PTAs, Churches, Elks Lodges, Sons of Italy, etc), and even with strangers at local hangout spots (like neighborhood bars, parks, or arcades). They invested a lot in building social networks, with their local networks often having links to broader networks that operated regionally and even nationally (occasionally internationally).

    From the 90s onward, that type of socializing really began to go into decline.

    These days if you see a big group of people in a public place (or organizing some type of get-together at home), it's typically a large immigrant extended family. Usually Mexicans. Whites might have over a few relatives or maybe a couple of friends every once in a while, but they don't do big get-togethers anymore. That's the domain of foreigners.

    Whites are very socially isolated. As a consequence of this, they suffer in all sorts of ways.

    Mormons (and certain other small non-mainstream religious groups like Amish) might be a notable exception to the above. Though they're quite insular and deliberately live out in the boondocks.

    In addition to the above religious communities, some of the White ethnics (Italians and Greeks especially) might still retain their extended family ties to some extent and occasionally even neighborhood togetherness (like Breezy Point in NYC). It's interesting when you find White blue-collar neighborhoods in the east coast. Or find police and fire departments in which Whites (usually Irish and often Italian) retain a substantial presence. Or see local White construction contractors get lots of business (like Italians in NYC). I'm not saying it's like it was back in the 80s, but there's still a bit of solidarity left.

    Social networks are important. Important in hiring and building business networks. Important in influencing local politics. Important in controlling the culture. Important in maintaining traditions. Important in fostering marriages and childbirths. Important in insulating yourself from tv, media, and entertainment. Once social networks collapse, then you're at mercy of 2 groups of people.

    1. Ethnic groups who continue to maintain social networks.
    2. The ruling class, who control the levers of power and what you absorb through tv/media.

    While there are a lot of reasons why Whites are in decline, I think the collapse of social networks is the #1 problem. Above all else. If you fixed that, you would see dramatic changes in how this country is run.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @AnotherDad

    While there are a lot of reasons why Whites are in decline, I think the collapse of social networks is the #1 problem. Above all else. If you fixed that, you would see dramatic changes in how this country is run.

    Disagree with this. The collapse of social networks is a symptom, not the cause.

    The cause–the cancer upon America and the West–is minoritarianism, and it’s corollary immigrationism.

    Defeat minoritarianism and the West can recover. Fail to rid ourselves of it, we’re doomed.

    But here, you are spot on:

    Whites used to socialize to some extent with their extended families. However, even more than that, they socialized a lot with neighbors, local community members, friends, co-workers, members of their social clubs (bowling leagues, PTAs, Churches, Elks Lodges, Sons of Italy, etc), and even with strangers at local hangout spots (like neighborhood bars, parks, or arcades). They invested a lot in building social networks, with their local networks often having links to broader networks that operated regionally and even nationally (occasionally internationally).

    This is the “special sauce” of Western man. Social networks beyond simple family/clan/tribe. I.e. “neighborliness”, that comes from the “marry the girl next door” and “i’ll help with your harvest, you help with mine” ethos. This was pushed by the Church’s anti-tribal cousin marriage bans and the social structure under manorialism. This neighborliness is what allowed the “trust at scale” that build modern Western nation states that far outclassed the weak, flabby, low-trust empires in the rest of the world and allowed the development of republican government.

    And this is what the minoritarians hate. White gentiles’ cohesiveness, self-rule, nationalism. They hate the solidarity of the nation state. They want a balkanized disorganized population subject to elite control/diktat, that is simply a marketplace for their looting. Something more akin to the Roman Empire than America.

    We must crush and destroy minoritarianism and minoritarians or we can just kiss the West goodbye.

    • Thanks: Calvin Hobbes
    • Replies: @anon
    @AnotherDad


    And this is what the minoritarians hate. White gentiles’ cohesiveness, self-rule, nationalism. They hate the solidarity of the nation state.
     
    Minoritarians won’t let Whites create or even maintain social networks or institutions. From the nation-state to Christianity, from the Boy Scouts to local police forces, from the armed services to residential neighborhoods, from schools to even the traditional nuclear family. Everything is under attack.

    Do I detect in your comment about Whites’ “special sauce” the suggestion of a reason for these relentless attacks? In the realms of cooperation and civic solidarity, Whites may have a comparative advantage. They excel. Prevent the free exercise of those attributes and you handicap Whites.
  108. Used to know an academic geographer who had an errand he performed periodically. Go to the library and browse the latest issues of Social Science & Medicine. Just that one publication. Guess it’s gone down hill.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Art Deco


    Used to know an academic geographer who had an errand he performed periodically. Go to the library and browse the latest issues of Social Science & Medicine.
     
    What was his motivation for doing that?
  109. Why do Hispanics out live whites by so much?

    Mexicans eat healthier, get more exercise and capsaicin increases longevity.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Adam Smith


    Mexicans eat healthier, get more exercise and capsaicin increases longevity.
     
    Mexico ranks the most obese country in the world in adult obesity (as of 2013), and first for childhood obesity with about 4.5 million children diagnosed as such. Mexico passed the United States as the most obese country in the world. ---Wikipedia
    Obesity is the enemy of longevity. Our illegal immigration waves are from Central America now. Mexicans are too fat to jump the fences and swim the Rio Grande.

    Replies: @Adam Smith

  110. @Anonymous
    Tough time to be a tiger mom.

    Who is Carranza’s successor, new NYC schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter?

    https://nypost.com/2021/02/26/who-is-the-new-nyc-schools-chancellor-meisha-ross-porter/

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/02/new-chancellor-4.jpg

    Meisha Ross Porter is making history as the first-ever Black woman to be named New York City’s schools chancellor — but her selection comes despite a track record that includes self-congratulatory celebrations and charges of favoritism.

    Before she was named as new schools czar on Friday following Richard Carranza’s sudden resignation, Porter made headlines for throwing herself a lavish $45,000 birthday blowout in 2019 that also celebrated her promotion to Bronx executive superintendent.

    The $111-per-person, 400-guest affair featured buffet, DJ and open bar at the Villa Barone Manor in the Bronx. Porter showed up to the bash in a glittery white frock and tiara and made a grand entrance into the ballroom in a glass elevator — a special touch that cost $500 extra.

    Porter’s self-love was also on full display Friday as she was officially tapped as Carranza’s replacement at a press conference.

    “So, I’m going to take my chancellor’s advice and I’m going to do me, like he said,” she said in response to a question about bringing mental health treatment to schools.

    The newly minted chancellor was the focus of a lawsuit last week filed by Bronx educator Rafaela Espinal, who claims she was fired in part for repeatedly refusing to mimic the “Wakanda Forever” salute seen in movie “Black Panther.”

    Porter often asked her educators to do the hands-across-the-chest gesture — a symbol of Black solidarity — and documented the post on her Twitter.

    The Post also reported that in 2017, Ross pulled strings to get a pal’s kid she was caring for into a whiter, less diverse school...
     

    Replies: @Polistra, @Anonymous, @AndrewR, @El Dato, @indocon

    yes yes yes

  111. @John Milton’s Ghost
    @notsaying

    Ice Cube’s underrated film, Barbershop, had an extended riff on reparations. Every person in the shop, from the uptight Oreo to the keepin’ it real brother, agreed reparations wouldn’t help blacks. Cedric the Entertainer’s character stated reparations would only make Cadillac the number one car sold in America. That was in 2002.

    Reparations were once an extreme fringe policy that even black politicians in black districts wouldn’t often voice. Now it’s reported with a straight face that it’s a long time core civil rights position.

    Replies: @Corn, @frontier

    Reparations were once an extreme fringe policy that even black politicians in black districts wouldn’t often voice. Now it’s reported with a straight face that it’s a long time core civil rights position.

    The Overton Window at work… we have the best politicians and media money can buy.

  112. Interesting to me that while white men, of course, have a much higher death rate, white women have a relatively higher rate compared to the various Latin American ethnicities, than white men do.

    If that’s unclear, go look at the chart.
    — white men, of course, much worse than white women
    but
    — white men, middle of the pack
    — white women near the back of the pack, beating only Brazilian, Mexican, Belizean and black-American women

    I think this is a really shitty time to be an American white man. You are under constant attack, your nation is being invaded, and you aren’t allowed to even do the normal male response–grab your gun (or in early days sword, spear, club)–and go try and kill the attackers, without severe repercussion.

    Yet, while men have taken a hit, white women seem to have slipped more relative to other Western Hemisphere women.

    To be fair, the actual slippage (increase) in death rates is small. The effect here is primarily driven by all the other groups–across Latin America and in the US–doing better while whites stagnant.

    One theory i have for women doing worse would be low fertility and childlessness.

    Peak childlessness for white women seems to be with educated Boomer white who sucked up feminism as young women. The last stuff i’ve read from Pew showed childlessness peaking in the US with women completing their fertility (i.e. reaching early 40s) in the 90s–with really high rates of childlessness for very highly educated women. (Think Hillary Rodham if she hadn’t lassoed Bill.) And that educated women are less likely to be childless now–even for whites. These Boomer women are now hitting the “death zone” and it’s no doubt a heck of a lot less fun to be an old bag, if you have no family around. (In fact, outright hideous.)

    However, my guess is the slight higher death rate bump is centered more among lower/working class women who were less a part of this anti-natal revolution. And that obesity–the huge fattening of American men and women–is more the culprit for both sexes.

  113. @D. K.
    Jake Miller and his big-brained Harvard Medical School friends are all too fucking stupid to live:

    https://www.thesportster.com/basketball/15-nba-players-who-went-broke-almost-immediately-after-retiring

    "About 60 percent of NBA players file bankruptcy within five years of retirement after making more money in 1 year than most people make in a lifetime."

    Replies: @Muggles

    Yes, there are ample illustrations of what often happens when uh, certain people get rich quickly — usually only once.

    The expression is something like uh, Jogger Rich. Something like that, I can’t recall.

    So unless ‘reparations’ are being sent by monthly lifelong bank deposits, it seems crazy to think a onetime dollop of unearned wealth will change fundamental cultural values. Positive health outcomes are highly correlated with educational attainment. Not lottery winnings.

    Evidently Harvard Medical School has yet to uncover the link between windfall money and good health choices. Unless South Koreans regularly win local lotteries.

    In this I am reminded of a recent reported news event. Multi millionaire NBA star James Harden was said to have given Atlanta rapper Big Baby a cool quarter million in cash and hundreds of thousands in jewelry bling, for Baby’s 30th birthday. Now James can afford that, I guess even after taxes, but it makes you wonder.

    I can’t envision a male athlete giving a half million dollar birthday gift to a female singer, much less a man, unless certain expectations were in play. As for James, I ain’t sayin’, but I am wonderin’.

  114. @Luzzatto
    @Jack D

    If you want to see peak cringe Democrat Vanilla Whiteness on steroids, you should head on over to Mill Valley, California where half the homes have a Black Lives Matter sign on their front lawns even though Blacks make up only 0.8% of Mill Valley's population, not even a full 1%!

    Replies: @joe_mama, @Clyde

    It’s true of all of the Bay Area suburbs that have that sort of demographic. Ironically if an actual Section 8 black family moved into the neighborhood, they’d all bail faster than you can say White Privilege.

  115. @Known Fact
    @JMcG

    Go short on Nissan? I don't know, the Gaga dog-nappers were rocking a white Nissan Altima, and that's product-placement buzz you can't buy.

    Replies: @JMcG

    If I had to bet my ranch on the make and model of the car being driven by the dognappers ( and person shooters) I’d have bet it was a Nissan Altima. My point, however, was that in the event of reparations being paid, the Altima would be spurned for Escalades and Range Rovers.
    Why do they all drive Altimas anyway?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @JMcG

    Nissan is more of a discount brand than Honda or Toyota. They put a certain amount of extra equipment on Altimas for the regular price.

    Replies: @Jim Christian

    , @Jack D
    @JMcG

    It all has to do with the credit underwriting standards at dealerships. Mitsubishi used to be the brand most attractive to blacks because of the willingness of their credit arm to lend to people with bad credit, but lately it is Nissan. You may not pay attention to those dealer ads that say "Bad Credit? Come on IN!" but blacks do, and Nissan dealers are the ones running these ads.

    If you are a brand with subpar vehicles with no special distinction which are not appealing to high income buyers, you need to find a niche. For many of the domestic manufacturers, that's selling to rental fleets. Another possible niche is the low credit market. Sure you have greater losses from defaults but this is in part made up by higher interest rates and in any case is a way to move the metal which would otherwise just sit there - why buy an Altima when a Camry is a much better car? Subaru vehicles also are not up to Toyota or Honda quality standards but their special distinction is all wheel drive.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  116. @AndrewR
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    Blacks are being atomized too. Maybe not to the same extent as whites, but the atomization is undeniable.

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    And yet for all their desiring to acquire bling and stuff, for blacks, being black, or a conscious recognition of their race, is a major big deal. For the most part, they are very much consciously aware that they are indeed black. BLACK lives matter, is a direct conscious appeal to race, and an end in and of itself. Every day they wake up and are 100% consciously aware of their race, and they take great pride in that fact. For blacks, race trumps stuff any day of the week. And their lifespan, longevity is starting to catch up to whites’ lifespan.

    And in point of fact no matter how much blacks get anatomized, for them, their race will always take precedence. Yeah stuff is nice, but they are blacks, first, last, and always. And, those in charge of selling things are also consciously aware of blacks being black, and often attempt to capitalize on this fact by directly appealing to their race (whether explicitly or subtly) in a positive way. This in turn continues to help reinforce that “It’s awesome bein’ black, yo!”

    This month that is about to end, February, is called what in the US? BLACK History Month. Blacks as a community save their loudest ire for those individuals who don’t “act black”, or go vs. the community at the expense of being an individual. For blacks as a whole, the individual, or individuality, will never completely trump their race. It’s everything to them. And, unlike when corporations behave toward whites as a whole, they will never dare to go vs. the black race as a whole because then they risk being “racist”.

    If whites want to increase their lifespan, perhaps they could take some lessons from blacks. If they say “It’s awesome to be black, ya’ll!” Why shouldn’t more whites do the same? In a positive way. People will say that this is racist on its face, but whites are already being called racist, so there’s nothing to lose.

    I used to think about the phrase first heard here “It’s okay to be white.” Is it really? Where in mainstream society are whites accorded that message? Perhaps whites as a whole need to start to step their game up and insist that, “We white, and we’re proud of it.” If its fine and goody to be black, then other races need to start to develop that sense of pride, gratitude, and thankfulness in their racial communities.

    For the sake of their lifespans, as well as their communities, because one day their racial future just may depend upon it.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi


    If whites want to increase their lifespan, perhaps they could take some lessons from blacks. If they say “It’s awesome to be black, ya’ll!” Why shouldn’t more whites do the same?
     
    In order for Whites to do that, there would first have to be some articulable basis for the proposition. Is there one?

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    , @AndrewR
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    Blackness™ is itself a product being sold and copyrighted by (((capitalism))). If your racial pride supersedes love and care for your own family and community then you are playing yourself. We can see many examples of this: Steve, for example, has extensively documented how "Black Lives Matter" riots actually lead to thousands of additional black lives being snuffed out due to cops being afraid to enforce the law.

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    , @Joe Stalin
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi


    If they say “It’s awesome to be black, ya’ll!”
     
    Alright!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kga2soqvMF0

    Replies: @anon

  117. @Luzzatto
    @Corn

    Another thing Blacks will NEVER admit to say in front of Whites is that Blacks are a gazillion times more likely to be murdered by other Blacks than they are by White police officers, White Trump supporters, White Republicans, White Conservatives, etc!

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    They say it all the time on World Star Hiphop. Loud and proud about it, too.

  118. They chose Louisiana as an exemplar of the impacts of structural racism in the U.S. because it was one of the few states that reported infection rates by race in the early stages of the pandemic.

    The virus was concentrated in the New Orleans area over other parts of Louisiana early on. Presumably, this was due to the large crowds and influx of tourists from everywhere for Mardi Gras, which was just prior to Covid kicking off. New Orleans itself is heavily black. This probably had an impact on the disproportionate effects of Covid in blacks in Louisiana in the early stages of Covid.

  119. Dave Chappelle has a much more solid and serious analysis of reparations than Harvard Medical School.

    Steve rolls out link after link and … at root, they’re all the same thing. There is simply no end to the lying and stupidity that minoritarianism induces.

    Minoritarianism must be stopped … or America is just finished.

  120. @Mr. Anon
    You wish to attend school today? Show us your papers, citizen!

    Introducing the Los Angeles Unified School District Daily Pass

    https://lausd.wistia.com/medias/fil2ny4jfb?fbclid=IwAR15P2Cq6bQjIotia5MIXiwYULlS4Chy043gDKx5NRAw7wyO_nVrKq5N0Es?wtime=0

    Courtesy of Microsoft. And check out the name of the Microsoft stooge they trot out to introduce this abomination............Eran Meggido.

    Meggido! (Look it up)

    I'm an athiest, and even I'm starting to believe the Book of Revelations.

    You all still think this is about dealing with a virus?

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    Just a reminder.

    WTF is going on?

  121. @Polistra
    Are white victims of black crime going to get restitution then? Unlike with the Reparations Racket, the perps and victims are actually alive today. Well, some of the victims couldn't be here this evening.

    Louisiana and South Korea are alike in all things except Louisiana is infected with the disease of White Racism.
     
    Also, they don't eat dog meat in Louisiana, gotta give them that much.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @AndrewR, @James N. Kennett, @frontier

    Are white victims of black crime going to get restitution then?

    Don’t forget government assistance of all forms, for all the time it’s been available. The amounts owed by either side can be calculated quite easily but let’s not go there.

    I really don’t get the point of Harvard’s publication – it doesn’t matter in the slightest what reparations would do to Covid rates, or smoking rates, or any other voodoo smokescreen rates. If black Covid infections were the issue and we wanted to spare black American lives, the best course of action would be to send them back to Africa where Covid is virtually non-existent. Reparations are a separate issue entire;y, at least for sane people.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @frontier

    Don’t forget government assistance of all forms, for all the time it’s been available. The amounts owed by either side can be calculated quite easily but let’s not go there.

    The major programs are Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Only Medicaid has a disproportionately black clientele.

    Replies: @Jack D

  122. @JohnnyWalker123
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Here's a theory as to why Hispanics live longer than Whites.

    When people get old, they get sick a lot. If they have a heart attack or stroke (or some other type of medical emergency), time is of the essence. They have to get to the hospital quickly. In an extended family-based culture, you're more likely to have a relative around who can recognize the warning signs and call 911. In an individualistic culture, you often aren't seen by anyone until it is too late.

    In addition to that, relatives can be useful in noting even minor deterioration in health and helping to correct that in various ways. Whether it be by getting you to visit a medical specialist or getting you to eat healthier.

    If you need any type of rehab or caregiver services (which are very important to long-term survival), relatives can be useful too.

    In general, when one gets old, life gets really hard. If you get old without an extended family to look in after you, you're in a lot of trouble.

    Some people will say that you can live in a nursing home, but I think that's a bad idea. In those places, you're often neglected, given unhealthy food, and exposed to unclean conditions. Most nursing home residents look totally miserable, like they're ready to leave this earth. Better to live with the kids and grandkids, if they'll have you (which is more likely for Hispanics than Whites).

    In my opinion, more extended family support for health issues is likely one reason why Hispanics outlive Whites.

    There might be some other reasons too (more Vitamin D from working outside, more home-cooked meals, selective migration of healthy immigrants, smaller physical size, less drug usage), but I think extended family is important. I know that in Europe, life expectancy is quite high in Southern Europe. Southern Euros are known for supportive extended family structures too.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/de/Life_expectancy_in_Europe.png/1280px-Life_expectancy_in_Europe.png

    I do find it fascinating that Hispanics outlive Whites.

    Replies: @JohnPlywood, @Jack D, @Clyde

    In my opinion, more extended family support for health issues is likely one reason why Hispanics outlive Whites.There might be some other reasons too (more Vitamin D from working outside, more home-cooked meals, selective migration of healthy immigrants, smaller physical size, less drug usage), but I think extended family is important.

    Back in the days of US light manufacturing my father owned such a factory. One phase of production was to bake on the paint that had been sprayed onto sheet metal. So there was an industrial oven with btw, Hewlett-Packard controls. On the outer edge of this oven The Hispanic workers would heat up lunches brought from home. A nice home cooked meal that your wife (hopefully) makes with love. I suppose rice and beans and a meat. I know the other workers were not eating as well. Probably sandwiches and crap from the roach coach which came around.

    • Thanks: Polistra
  123. @Luzzatto
    @Jack D

    If you want to see peak cringe Democrat Vanilla Whiteness on steroids, you should head on over to Mill Valley, California where half the homes have a Black Lives Matter sign on their front lawns even though Blacks make up only 0.8% of Mill Valley's population, not even a full 1%!

    Replies: @joe_mama, @Clyde

    If you want to see peak cringe Democrat Vanilla Whiteness on steroids, you should head on over to Mill Valley, California where half the homes have a Black Lives Matter sign on their front lawns even though Blacks make up only 0.8% of Mill Valley’s population, not even a full 1%!

    We love you BLM and other black miscreants! But from as far away as we can get! Lets admit plenty of guilt tripping money is flowing out of such mighty whitey, high income zip codes, to BLM and similar. There is a Minnesota bail fund that hit 30 million last summer to bail out rioters and knuckleheads who assaulted police in non-riot situations.

    The Minnesota Freedom Fund Crisis: $30 Million and an …www.nytimes.com › 2020/06/16 › style › minnesota-free…
    Jun 16, 2020 — The Minnesota Freedom Fund Has $30 Million and an Identity Crisis. The sole employee of the bail fund is in arbitration with the board, after …

    Minnesota Freedom Fund Raised More Than $30 Million …www.forbes.com › sites › isabeltogoh › 2020/06/16
    Jun 16, 2020 — The Minnesota Freedom Fund pulled in more than $30 million in donations following the death of George Floyd, but the non-profit bailing out …

    • Thanks: Polistra
  124. @Neoconned
    Even by southern standards NOLA is very odd in being an "open city"....

    Most people use mass transit unlike in say Baton Rouge or Houston or ATL even. Then there's the French Quarter & the various other open bar scenes.....you dont find that even in most black cities.....

    Then there's Mardi Gras & all the other goofy super spreader events....

    @Reparations.....itll never happen for 2 big reasons.....1....the country would break apart 1st as states like Montana, Hawaii etc that post date slavery and that have small black populations will scoff at paying up for slavery when they have no history of it....then there's the whole 2nd thing which is 2 fold.....

    Asians and latinos and pretty much anybody who have ancestors who came post Civil War will ask "wtf do i have to do with slavery? My parents came over in the 1920s....."

    And then Mexicans will ask for reparations for taking the SW.....Asians for exploitation of their labor in building the railroads or the FDR internment camps etc.....

    And then of course Native Americans will walk up to the blacks and say "you're on my land b--ch.....give me that reparations check....."

    It opens up Pandora's Box in terms of which minority group can claim victimhood and get cut a check....

    And even then.....we owe the Chinese what? 6 trillion? What? Are we going to go on the bond market for this money? Will Chan in Hunan Province give his hard earned currency to Biden to give to Cletavius to buy a new pointless pair of sneakers? What about raising taxes? LOL on whom? I make ten bux an hr.....even if the feds juiced me at a 100% tax rate there still isnt enough cash for that sh-t.....

    Replies: @MBlanc46

    Ten years ago, I would have said pretty much what you’ve just said. I did say pretty much what you’ve just said. But now I think that so-called reparations are inevitable. The Dems are now in complete control of the Federal government. They’re dare not deny what their most loyal base is now demanding. And most people—whites, Hispanics, Asians, regardless of where they live—will put up with it just as they’ve put up with every other piece of Leftist jackassery for the past fifty years. It’s not as if there’s going to be a line on your 1040 saying, “Reparations for Negroes….X% of your income”. There will doubtless be some tax increases for productive people, but the “Reparations for Negroes” won’t be broken out as a separate line item. A good part of it is likely going to be borrowed, in any case.

    • Agree: Polistra
  125. Anonymous[135] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lagertha
    @Lagertha

    you are just worthless pos...you really are.GW was a great man -he endured more than you all soft, pussy-whipped men could even comprehend. I knew Americans were weak souls - they could have never done what Finland did in 1939...dare me! Tell me I am wrong - so far, you let a senile old man take over your cuntry.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Tell me I am wrong – so far, you let a senile old man take over your country.

    A senile old man didn’t take over our country. His puppet masters did.

  126. Anonymous[135] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco
    Used to know an academic geographer who had an errand he performed periodically. Go to the library and browse the latest issues of Social Science & Medicine. Just that one publication. Guess it's gone down hill.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Used to know an academic geographer who had an errand he performed periodically. Go to the library and browse the latest issues of Social Science & Medicine.

    What was his motivation for doing that?

  127. @Adam Smith

    Why do Hispanics out live whites by so much?
     
    Mexicans eat healthier, get more exercise and capsaicin increases longevity.

    Replies: @Clyde

    Mexicans eat healthier, get more exercise and capsaicin increases longevity.

    Mexico ranks the most obese country in the world in adult obesity (as of 2013), and first for childhood obesity with about 4.5 million children diagnosed as such. Mexico passed the United States as the most obese country in the world. —Wikipedia
    Obesity is the enemy of longevity. Our illegal immigration waves are from Central America now. Mexicans are too fat to jump the fences and swim the Rio Grande.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    @Clyde


    Mexicans are too fat to jump the fences and swim the Rio Grande.
     
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/10/61/9b/10619b64a8b5c871a08b78ea220c19b4.jpg

    Not all of them.


    Obesity is the enemy of longevity.
     
    Agreed. Hispanic immigrants have higher death rates when it comes to diabetes, cirrhosis and hypertension, and yet Hispanic immigrants tend to live longer than both Blacks! and whites.

    Perhaps their lack of health insurance contributes to their longevity.(?)

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

  128. anon[217] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad
    @JohnnyWalker123


    While there are a lot of reasons why Whites are in decline, I think the collapse of social networks is the #1 problem. Above all else. If you fixed that, you would see dramatic changes in how this country is run.
     
    Disagree with this. The collapse of social networks is a symptom, not the cause.

    The cause--the cancer upon America and the West--is minoritarianism, and it's corollary immigrationism.

    Defeat minoritarianism and the West can recover. Fail to rid ourselves of it, we're doomed.


    But here, you are spot on:


    Whites used to socialize to some extent with their extended families. However, even more than that, they socialized a lot with neighbors, local community members, friends, co-workers, members of their social clubs (bowling leagues, PTAs, Churches, Elks Lodges, Sons of Italy, etc), and even with strangers at local hangout spots (like neighborhood bars, parks, or arcades). They invested a lot in building social networks, with their local networks often having links to broader networks that operated regionally and even nationally (occasionally internationally).
     
    This is the "special sauce" of Western man. Social networks beyond simple family/clan/tribe. I.e. "neighborliness", that comes from the "marry the girl next door" and "i'll help with your harvest, you help with mine" ethos. This was pushed by the Church's anti-tribal cousin marriage bans and the social structure under manorialism. This neighborliness is what allowed the "trust at scale" that build modern Western nation states that far outclassed the weak, flabby, low-trust empires in the rest of the world and allowed the development of republican government.

    And this is what the minoritarians hate. White gentiles' cohesiveness, self-rule, nationalism. They hate the solidarity of the nation state. They want a balkanized disorganized population subject to elite control/diktat, that is simply a marketplace for their looting. Something more akin to the Roman Empire than America.

    We must crush and destroy minoritarianism and minoritarians or we can just kiss the West goodbye.

    Replies: @anon

    And this is what the minoritarians hate. White gentiles’ cohesiveness, self-rule, nationalism. They hate the solidarity of the nation state.

    Minoritarians won’t let Whites create or even maintain social networks or institutions. From the nation-state to Christianity, from the Boy Scouts to local police forces, from the armed services to residential neighborhoods, from schools to even the traditional nuclear family. Everything is under attack.

    Do I detect in your comment about Whites’ “special sauce” the suggestion of a reason for these relentless attacks? In the realms of cooperation and civic solidarity, Whites may have a comparative advantage. They excel. Prevent the free exercise of those attributes and you handicap Whites.

    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
  129. It’s especially fascinating that the US spends 200 gazzilion dollars per year on healthcare and Peru spends maybe 5 pesos per capita and yet their health outcomes are just as good. It’s almost as if we are wasting all that money on healthcare.

    Peruvians have one fifth the per capita income as Americans. They are walking around a lot more and getting sun/Vitamin D. All the UK turned outdoors this last weekend to get some sun, some Vitamin D and fresh air. They ignored the Boris Government and the nanny nitwit scientists.

    ‘This is not policeable’: Officers say they should NOT be enforcing ‘unmanageable’ Covid laws as walkers are questioned for going to the beach in mild weekend weather.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9310829/Unvaccinated-officers-NOT-want-continue-policing-coronavirus-restrictions-union-chief-says.html

  130. @JMcG
    @Known Fact

    If I had to bet my ranch on the make and model of the car being driven by the dognappers ( and person shooters) I’d have bet it was a Nissan Altima. My point, however, was that in the event of reparations being paid, the Altima would be spurned for Escalades and Range Rovers.
    Why do they all drive Altimas anyway?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D

    Nissan is more of a discount brand than Honda or Toyota. They put a certain amount of extra equipment on Altimas for the regular price.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    @Steve Sailer

    Kia, another one. Also, why aren't Subaru Outbacks big with blacks, for instance? I know there's a new commercial showing blacks camping from the back of an Outback, but that shit ain't the truth. I mean aside from car hijackings, even in Boston and around DC blacks don't drive Subarus. Waddup wit dat? Steve, do your west coast blacks drive Subaru? Or is that an honor reserved for SWPL?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Known Fact, @Known Fact

  131. Anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says:
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @AndrewR

    And yet for all their desiring to acquire bling and stuff, for blacks, being black, or a conscious recognition of their race, is a major big deal. For the most part, they are very much consciously aware that they are indeed black. BLACK lives matter, is a direct conscious appeal to race, and an end in and of itself. Every day they wake up and are 100% consciously aware of their race, and they take great pride in that fact. For blacks, race trumps stuff any day of the week. And their lifespan, longevity is starting to catch up to whites' lifespan.

    And in point of fact no matter how much blacks get anatomized, for them, their race will always take precedence. Yeah stuff is nice, but they are blacks, first, last, and always. And, those in charge of selling things are also consciously aware of blacks being black, and often attempt to capitalize on this fact by directly appealing to their race (whether explicitly or subtly) in a positive way. This in turn continues to help reinforce that "It's awesome bein' black, yo!"

    This month that is about to end, February, is called what in the US? BLACK History Month. Blacks as a community save their loudest ire for those individuals who don't "act black", or go vs. the community at the expense of being an individual. For blacks as a whole, the individual, or individuality, will never completely trump their race. It's everything to them. And, unlike when corporations behave toward whites as a whole, they will never dare to go vs. the black race as a whole because then they risk being "racist".

    If whites want to increase their lifespan, perhaps they could take some lessons from blacks. If they say "It's awesome to be black, ya'll!" Why shouldn't more whites do the same? In a positive way. People will say that this is racist on its face, but whites are already being called racist, so there's nothing to lose.

    I used to think about the phrase first heard here "It's okay to be white." Is it really? Where in mainstream society are whites accorded that message? Perhaps whites as a whole need to start to step their game up and insist that, "We white, and we're proud of it." If its fine and goody to be black, then other races need to start to develop that sense of pride, gratitude, and thankfulness in their racial communities.

    For the sake of their lifespans, as well as their communities, because one day their racial future just may depend upon it.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @AndrewR, @Joe Stalin

    If whites want to increase their lifespan, perhaps they could take some lessons from blacks. If they say “It’s awesome to be black, ya’ll!” Why shouldn’t more whites do the same?

    In order for Whites to do that, there would first have to be some articulable basis for the proposition. Is there one?

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @Anonymous

    Let's see. Is it awesome to be white? From an everyday level so people will readily understand, let's count the ways...

    The language that is most popular in the US, English, is a white language.
    Democracy...we built that.
    All the major sports being played...we built them.
    Internet...we built that.
    Modern hospitals...we built that.
    Schools, as in the US education system in its current form....we built that.
    Reality TV shows...we built that.


    Gosh, so far there's so much to take credit for that we built without any direct help from blacks. But when a race has an average IQ that is way above retarded, moron, and imbecile...well, there you go.

  132. @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    But a great time to be a black woman.




    Black Woman to Lead Nation's Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency for the First Time in 230 Years

    https://cdnph.upi.com/svc/sv/i/6101614318045/2021/1/16143228989292/Pamela-Smith-named-first-Black-woman-to-lead-Park-Police.jpg

    The National Park Service made history this week after announcing that an African American woman will lead the United States Park Police for the first time in over two centuries.

    On Thursday, Pamela A. Smith was announced as the new Chief of the United States Park Police, according to a press release. The USPP is the oldest federal law enforcement agency in the country.

    https://people.com/human-interest/pamela-smith-united-states-park-police-first-black-woman-to-lead-in-230-years/

     

    Replies: @TWS, @Jim Christian

    Goes hand-in-hand with a new Subaru commercial depicting a black couple camping from the tailgate of an Outback in the middle of a forest by a flowing river. Real middle of nowhere stuff. Blacks. Now I could see a beautiful White chick conning her black boyfriend into camping, but it would be her car of course, they run in the 50s and 60s these days. Not a black thing, Subaru. Because Subaru is SWPL. That commercial is coming. In either scenario, my Mad Magazine hind brain imagines in “commercials we’d like to see” fashion, the Boys From Deliverance showing up and using rapey methods, teach them a lesson about showing up in rural Aintee Country in their 60,000 dollar car. Double the fun in the commercial with the White chick and black boyfriend.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  133. @TWS
    @dvorak

    There aren't that many mules in the US maybe the world. We could substitute various other equines I guess

    Replies: @Jim Christian

    Can a pit bull not pull a plow?

  134. @Steve Sailer
    @JMcG

    Nissan is more of a discount brand than Honda or Toyota. They put a certain amount of extra equipment on Altimas for the regular price.

    Replies: @Jim Christian

    Kia, another one. Also, why aren’t Subaru Outbacks big with blacks, for instance? I know there’s a new commercial showing blacks camping from the back of an Outback, but that shit ain’t the truth. I mean aside from car hijackings, even in Boston and around DC blacks don’t drive Subarus. Waddup wit dat? Steve, do your west coast blacks drive Subaru? Or is that an honor reserved for SWPL?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Jim Christian

    I drove a Subaru from Denver to L.A. on a National Park vacation in 2017. I recommend Subarus to people who like National Park vacations.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Known Fact
    @Jim Christian

    Wasn't Kia the brand that advertised with those urban hamsters rolling along listening to urban music? That's a pretty obvious play for the black customer. Subarus meanwhile are just seen as the ultimate Whitemobile, good in winter weather and rugged terrain that blacks assiduously avoid.

    , @Known Fact
    @Jim Christian

    The absurd "black people camping out with their Subaru" scenario is aimed not at potential black buyers but at the legion of progressive white Subaru owners. They'd probably have ours hauled away if they knew how intolerant and uninclusive I am. (In a pinch I suppose my wife could throw on a flannel shirt and do the lesbian thing, maybe they'd give us a pass and let us keep the Sooby)

    Replies: @Jim Christian

  135. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @JohnPlywood

    "In the USA and Europe, NW European protestants are the most fertile; southern and eastern Europeans are the least fertile."

    A 1.7 birthrate among US whites is not fertile by any imagination. That's barely above replacement levels, so you just made my point, that the total US white birthrates are shrinking, declining.

    And yet, when you factor out immigration in NW Europe (actually Western Europe as a whole), European and US birthrates are in total decline. So saying that Protestant birthrates are fertile is a wash since the total birthrates in all western nations are in total decline. US birthrates, in particular, white birthrates, are in decline and have been for nearly a generation. Soon, the majority of the total number of children born in the US will not be from whites, which means that the total white birthrate is declining. This in turn means that whites have smaller families, smaller extended families and thus a smaller share of the total US population as a whole.

    Whereas the world's most fertile birthrates are in Sub-Saharan African nations, parts of the Middle East, parts of Asia. Some nations in these world areas have a birthrate of 4-5 children per woman. Now that is a solid birthrate and well above replacement levels, unlike the anemic Western World (and whites in particular).

    Replies: @nebulafox, @Jim Christian

    Only Whites got the message to only have two children.

  136. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @AndrewR

    And yet for all their desiring to acquire bling and stuff, for blacks, being black, or a conscious recognition of their race, is a major big deal. For the most part, they are very much consciously aware that they are indeed black. BLACK lives matter, is a direct conscious appeal to race, and an end in and of itself. Every day they wake up and are 100% consciously aware of their race, and they take great pride in that fact. For blacks, race trumps stuff any day of the week. And their lifespan, longevity is starting to catch up to whites' lifespan.

    And in point of fact no matter how much blacks get anatomized, for them, their race will always take precedence. Yeah stuff is nice, but they are blacks, first, last, and always. And, those in charge of selling things are also consciously aware of blacks being black, and often attempt to capitalize on this fact by directly appealing to their race (whether explicitly or subtly) in a positive way. This in turn continues to help reinforce that "It's awesome bein' black, yo!"

    This month that is about to end, February, is called what in the US? BLACK History Month. Blacks as a community save their loudest ire for those individuals who don't "act black", or go vs. the community at the expense of being an individual. For blacks as a whole, the individual, or individuality, will never completely trump their race. It's everything to them. And, unlike when corporations behave toward whites as a whole, they will never dare to go vs. the black race as a whole because then they risk being "racist".

    If whites want to increase their lifespan, perhaps they could take some lessons from blacks. If they say "It's awesome to be black, ya'll!" Why shouldn't more whites do the same? In a positive way. People will say that this is racist on its face, but whites are already being called racist, so there's nothing to lose.

    I used to think about the phrase first heard here "It's okay to be white." Is it really? Where in mainstream society are whites accorded that message? Perhaps whites as a whole need to start to step their game up and insist that, "We white, and we're proud of it." If its fine and goody to be black, then other races need to start to develop that sense of pride, gratitude, and thankfulness in their racial communities.

    For the sake of their lifespans, as well as their communities, because one day their racial future just may depend upon it.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @AndrewR, @Joe Stalin

    Blackness™ is itself a product being sold and copyrighted by (((capitalism))). If your racial pride supersedes love and care for your own family and community then you are playing yourself. We can see many examples of this: Steve, for example, has extensively documented how “Black Lives Matter” riots actually lead to thousands of additional black lives being snuffed out due to cops being afraid to enforce the law.

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @AndrewR

    But the main thing, the real thing, is that they are black and proud of it. And on the other hand, it is helping to increase their racial lifespan collectively speaking.

    A family, both nuclear and extended, is an important part of a racial group.

  137. Owing to April 1st April is Joe Biden appreciation month

  138. @Jim Christian
    @Steve Sailer

    Kia, another one. Also, why aren't Subaru Outbacks big with blacks, for instance? I know there's a new commercial showing blacks camping from the back of an Outback, but that shit ain't the truth. I mean aside from car hijackings, even in Boston and around DC blacks don't drive Subarus. Waddup wit dat? Steve, do your west coast blacks drive Subaru? Or is that an honor reserved for SWPL?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Known Fact, @Known Fact

    I drove a Subaru from Denver to L.A. on a National Park vacation in 2017. I recommend Subarus to people who like National Park vacations.

    • LOL: Jim Christian
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Steve Sailer

    The outdoorsy image and all wheel drive of Subarus is appealing to some but keep in mind that the long term reliability of Subarus is not up to Toyota/Honda standards. Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru) is a relatively small company compared to Toyota. They are kind of like what AMC (Rambler) used to be in the American market - they make the most of what they have but are in no financial position to do clean sheet redesigns of engines or other key components, which nowadays could cost billions of yen. Aside from Porsche, they are pretty much the last ones left with a "boxer" engine. This engine has certain advantages but the disadvantages are such that pretty much everyone else abandoned this design (or never adopted it) long ago.

    Now if you want to keep a Subaru going long term and especially if you are the type of person who takes their car to the dealer, the cost of upkeep will outweigh the value of the vehicle at some not too distant point (and if you live in a climate where they salt the roads, which many Subaru owners do, the car will rust away - it's a race as to whether the body or the engine will fail first).

    Replies: @Jim Christian

  139. @ic1000
    @Anonymous

    > Notice how the ‘open borders’ fanatics have been absolutely silent during this pandemic. Not one single squeak from them.

    If only.

    One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger by leading public intellectual Matt Yglesias.

    Biden's Americans Last legislative program: Mass amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens and huge increases to immigration.

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @Kolya Krassotkin

    Yglesias’s rationale for pushing for one billion Americans is simple: More Americans = More people to fight Israel’s wars.

    (Love your sarcasm, dude. Matt Yglesias a leading public intellectal? You slay me.)

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    More Americans = More people to fight Israel’s wars.

    No Americans have ever fought in Israel's wars, bar those drawn from a five-digit population that migrated from the United States to Israel.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @ic1000
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    > (Love your sarcasm, dude. Matt Yglesias a leading public intellectal? You slay me.)

    It’s worse than that. I wasn’t being sarcastic.

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin

    , @anon
    @Kolya Krassotkin


    Yglesias’s rationale for pushing for one billion Americans is simple: More Americans = More people to fight Israel’s wars.
     
    More Americans = a vanishing percentage of American Whites. That is Yglesias’s primary motivation.

    There aren’t many wars left to fight for Israel, in any event.
  140. @JMcG
    @Known Fact

    If I had to bet my ranch on the make and model of the car being driven by the dognappers ( and person shooters) I’d have bet it was a Nissan Altima. My point, however, was that in the event of reparations being paid, the Altima would be spurned for Escalades and Range Rovers.
    Why do they all drive Altimas anyway?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Jack D

    It all has to do with the credit underwriting standards at dealerships. Mitsubishi used to be the brand most attractive to blacks because of the willingness of their credit arm to lend to people with bad credit, but lately it is Nissan. You may not pay attention to those dealer ads that say “Bad Credit? Come on IN!” but blacks do, and Nissan dealers are the ones running these ads.

    If you are a brand with subpar vehicles with no special distinction which are not appealing to high income buyers, you need to find a niche. For many of the domestic manufacturers, that’s selling to rental fleets. Another possible niche is the low credit market. Sure you have greater losses from defaults but this is in part made up by higher interest rates and in any case is a way to move the metal which would otherwise just sit there – why buy an Altima when a Camry is a much better car? Subaru vehicles also are not up to Toyota or Honda quality standards but their special distinction is all wheel drive.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jack D

    I don't doubt your explanation, Jack. If that is the case, then Chrysler must be spotting 7-year loans with "NO CREDIT CHECK!" and all that, because I basically assume any Chrysler 300 or Prowler or whatever I see is driven by a black person*. That's the situation where I live, anyway. I'd bet many Benjamins with any of you on "of what race is the driver of that car?" Beats the odds at Vegas, and, come to think of it, playing that game on the road to Vegas beats those license plate Bingo games.

    .

    * If it's painted purple, bright orange or pink, well, I'll give you 10 to 1.

    Replies: @Jack D

  141. @Jim Christian
    @Steve Sailer

    Kia, another one. Also, why aren't Subaru Outbacks big with blacks, for instance? I know there's a new commercial showing blacks camping from the back of an Outback, but that shit ain't the truth. I mean aside from car hijackings, even in Boston and around DC blacks don't drive Subarus. Waddup wit dat? Steve, do your west coast blacks drive Subaru? Or is that an honor reserved for SWPL?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Known Fact, @Known Fact

    Wasn’t Kia the brand that advertised with those urban hamsters rolling along listening to urban music? That’s a pretty obvious play for the black customer. Subarus meanwhile are just seen as the ultimate Whitemobile, good in winter weather and rugged terrain that blacks assiduously avoid.

  142. @Steve Sailer
    @Jim Christian

    I drove a Subaru from Denver to L.A. on a National Park vacation in 2017. I recommend Subarus to people who like National Park vacations.

    Replies: @Jack D

    The outdoorsy image and all wheel drive of Subarus is appealing to some but keep in mind that the long term reliability of Subarus is not up to Toyota/Honda standards. Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru) is a relatively small company compared to Toyota. They are kind of like what AMC (Rambler) used to be in the American market – they make the most of what they have but are in no financial position to do clean sheet redesigns of engines or other key components, which nowadays could cost billions of yen. Aside from Porsche, they are pretty much the last ones left with a “boxer” engine. This engine has certain advantages but the disadvantages are such that pretty much everyone else abandoned this design (or never adopted it) long ago.

    Now if you want to keep a Subaru going long term and especially if you are the type of person who takes their car to the dealer, the cost of upkeep will outweigh the value of the vehicle at some not too distant point (and if you live in a climate where they salt the roads, which many Subaru owners do, the car will rust away – it’s a race as to whether the body or the engine will fail first).

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    @Jack D

    The Race Against Rust is a fact. But in doing my own brakes and whatnot I've done a fair amount of corrosion control. I recently replaced the wheels and tires:bead corrosion. I had the timing belt done last year at the dealership, when I got it back all the bolts and hardware were also new. Rust kills sometimes, you're right. But it only kills if you let it. Mine has a hundred fifty thousand, never crashed, I'm keeping it. I just the Florida-Boston run twice last year, didn't even breathe hard, at the new speeds in play on the interstates these days no less. Opposed four cylinders are a weird machine, I'm told the 2.5 is in Cessna 172s or some such. Whatever spins the prop, I guess.

  143. @Jim Christian
    @Steve Sailer

    Kia, another one. Also, why aren't Subaru Outbacks big with blacks, for instance? I know there's a new commercial showing blacks camping from the back of an Outback, but that shit ain't the truth. I mean aside from car hijackings, even in Boston and around DC blacks don't drive Subarus. Waddup wit dat? Steve, do your west coast blacks drive Subaru? Or is that an honor reserved for SWPL?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Known Fact, @Known Fact

    The absurd “black people camping out with their Subaru” scenario is aimed not at potential black buyers but at the legion of progressive white Subaru owners. They’d probably have ours hauled away if they knew how intolerant and uninclusive I am. (In a pinch I suppose my wife could throw on a flannel shirt and do the lesbian thing, maybe they’d give us a pass and let us keep the Sooby)

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    @Known Fact

    See if you can get her to take the subterfuge lipstick, rather than lumberjack. More fun for you.

  144. @Clyde
    @Adam Smith


    Mexicans eat healthier, get more exercise and capsaicin increases longevity.
     
    Mexico ranks the most obese country in the world in adult obesity (as of 2013), and first for childhood obesity with about 4.5 million children diagnosed as such. Mexico passed the United States as the most obese country in the world. ---Wikipedia
    Obesity is the enemy of longevity. Our illegal immigration waves are from Central America now. Mexicans are too fat to jump the fences and swim the Rio Grande.

    Replies: @Adam Smith

    Mexicans are too fat to jump the fences and swim the Rio Grande.


    Not all of them.

    Obesity is the enemy of longevity.

    Agreed. Hispanic immigrants have higher death rates when it comes to diabetes, cirrhosis and hypertension, and yet Hispanic immigrants tend to live longer than both Blacks! and whites.

    Perhaps their lack of health insurance contributes to their longevity.(?)

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @Adam Smith

    Very nice smutty picture! Katharine, do take note as you've not posted any smutty pictures in what seems like for ages.

    Adam, if you have any more pics of senoritias, South of the Border fine dymes like these, do feel free to post some more to help enlighten us on the merits of Hispanic longevity.

    May need some clarification on this point and additional pics along these lines would definitely help to make your point.

    Replies: @Adam Smith

  145. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @AndrewR

    And yet for all their desiring to acquire bling and stuff, for blacks, being black, or a conscious recognition of their race, is a major big deal. For the most part, they are very much consciously aware that they are indeed black. BLACK lives matter, is a direct conscious appeal to race, and an end in and of itself. Every day they wake up and are 100% consciously aware of their race, and they take great pride in that fact. For blacks, race trumps stuff any day of the week. And their lifespan, longevity is starting to catch up to whites' lifespan.

    And in point of fact no matter how much blacks get anatomized, for them, their race will always take precedence. Yeah stuff is nice, but they are blacks, first, last, and always. And, those in charge of selling things are also consciously aware of blacks being black, and often attempt to capitalize on this fact by directly appealing to their race (whether explicitly or subtly) in a positive way. This in turn continues to help reinforce that "It's awesome bein' black, yo!"

    This month that is about to end, February, is called what in the US? BLACK History Month. Blacks as a community save their loudest ire for those individuals who don't "act black", or go vs. the community at the expense of being an individual. For blacks as a whole, the individual, or individuality, will never completely trump their race. It's everything to them. And, unlike when corporations behave toward whites as a whole, they will never dare to go vs. the black race as a whole because then they risk being "racist".

    If whites want to increase their lifespan, perhaps they could take some lessons from blacks. If they say "It's awesome to be black, ya'll!" Why shouldn't more whites do the same? In a positive way. People will say that this is racist on its face, but whites are already being called racist, so there's nothing to lose.

    I used to think about the phrase first heard here "It's okay to be white." Is it really? Where in mainstream society are whites accorded that message? Perhaps whites as a whole need to start to step their game up and insist that, "We white, and we're proud of it." If its fine and goody to be black, then other races need to start to develop that sense of pride, gratitude, and thankfulness in their racial communities.

    For the sake of their lifespans, as well as their communities, because one day their racial future just may depend upon it.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @AndrewR, @Joe Stalin

    If they say “It’s awesome to be black, ya’ll!”

    Alright!

    • Replies: @anon
    @Joe Stalin

    Networks and streaming services could save a lot of production costs by just looping this 24/7.

  146. @Joe Stalin
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi


    If they say “It’s awesome to be black, ya’ll!”
     
    Alright!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kga2soqvMF0

    Replies: @anon

    Networks and streaming services could save a lot of production costs by just looping this 24/7.

  147. @frontier
    @Polistra


    Are white victims of black crime going to get restitution then?
     
    Don't forget government assistance of all forms, for all the time it's been available. The amounts owed by either side can be calculated quite easily but let's not go there.

    I really don't get the point of Harvard's publication - it doesn't matter in the slightest what reparations would do to Covid rates, or smoking rates, or any other voodoo smokescreen rates. If black Covid infections were the issue and we wanted to spare black American lives, the best course of action would be to send them back to Africa where Covid is virtually non-existent. Reparations are a separate issue entire;y, at least for sane people.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Don’t forget government assistance of all forms, for all the time it’s been available. The amounts owed by either side can be calculated quite easily but let’s not go there.

    The major programs are Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Only Medicaid has a disproportionately black clientele.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Art Deco

    Social Security and Medicare are not pure government assistance (welfare) programs. They have some redistributionist elements but in part what you take out in benefits is related to what you paid in. So in that sense they are somewhat like private pension or insurance schemes. In the case of high earning white people, you may even pay in more than you take out.

  148. @Kolya Krassotkin
    @ic1000

    Yglesias's rationale for pushing for one billion Americans is simple: More Americans = More people to fight Israel's wars.

    (Love your sarcasm, dude. Matt Yglesias a leading public intellectal? You slay me.)

    Replies: @Art Deco, @ic1000, @anon

    More Americans = More people to fight Israel’s wars.

    No Americans have ever fought in Israel’s wars, bar those drawn from a five-digit population that migrated from the United States to Israel.

    • LOL: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Art Deco


    No Americans have ever fought in Israel’s wars, bar those drawn from a five-digit population that migrated from the United States to Israel.
     
    If we exclude the US wars on Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iran, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Germany, I suppose you may be able to claim that with a straight face. But it’s hard to overlook the subjugation of Egypt and Saudi Arabia, which, if not technically “wars,” deliver much the same benefits to the Jewish regime.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  149. @Jack D
    @JMcG

    It all has to do with the credit underwriting standards at dealerships. Mitsubishi used to be the brand most attractive to blacks because of the willingness of their credit arm to lend to people with bad credit, but lately it is Nissan. You may not pay attention to those dealer ads that say "Bad Credit? Come on IN!" but blacks do, and Nissan dealers are the ones running these ads.

    If you are a brand with subpar vehicles with no special distinction which are not appealing to high income buyers, you need to find a niche. For many of the domestic manufacturers, that's selling to rental fleets. Another possible niche is the low credit market. Sure you have greater losses from defaults but this is in part made up by higher interest rates and in any case is a way to move the metal which would otherwise just sit there - why buy an Altima when a Camry is a much better car? Subaru vehicles also are not up to Toyota or Honda quality standards but their special distinction is all wheel drive.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    I don’t doubt your explanation, Jack. If that is the case, then Chrysler must be spotting 7-year loans with “NO CREDIT CHECK!” and all that, because I basically assume any Chrysler 300 or Prowler or whatever I see is driven by a black person*. That’s the situation where I live, anyway. I’d bet many Benjamins with any of you on “of what race is the driver of that car?” Beats the odds at Vegas, and, come to think of it, playing that game on the road to Vegas beats those license plate Bingo games.

    .

    * If it’s painted purple, bright orange or pink, well, I’ll give you 10 to 1.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Again its a case of a brand that buyers with good credit or who are paying cash don't want anymore. Same reason. The 300 is also among the last of the old fashioned big American rear drive sedans that older blacks like now. Maybe some white senior citizens too. But for anyone else, the design is very long in the tooth and the build quality is questionable.

    Most people don't want sedans anymore period. SUVs are where it's at. Black OTOH are not really into that camping in the great outdoors image though they do love the Escalade.

  150. @Art Deco
    @frontier

    Don’t forget government assistance of all forms, for all the time it’s been available. The amounts owed by either side can be calculated quite easily but let’s not go there.

    The major programs are Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Only Medicaid has a disproportionately black clientele.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Social Security and Medicare are not pure government assistance (welfare) programs. They have some redistributionist elements but in part what you take out in benefits is related to what you paid in. So in that sense they are somewhat like private pension or insurance schemes. In the case of high earning white people, you may even pay in more than you take out.

    • Agree: notsaying
  151. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jack D

    I don't doubt your explanation, Jack. If that is the case, then Chrysler must be spotting 7-year loans with "NO CREDIT CHECK!" and all that, because I basically assume any Chrysler 300 or Prowler or whatever I see is driven by a black person*. That's the situation where I live, anyway. I'd bet many Benjamins with any of you on "of what race is the driver of that car?" Beats the odds at Vegas, and, come to think of it, playing that game on the road to Vegas beats those license plate Bingo games.

    .

    * If it's painted purple, bright orange or pink, well, I'll give you 10 to 1.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Again its a case of a brand that buyers with good credit or who are paying cash don’t want anymore. Same reason. The 300 is also among the last of the old fashioned big American rear drive sedans that older blacks like now. Maybe some white senior citizens too. But for anyone else, the design is very long in the tooth and the build quality is questionable.

    Most people don’t want sedans anymore period. SUVs are where it’s at. Black OTOH are not really into that camping in the great outdoors image though they do love the Escalade.

  152. @jon

    For example, Louisiana has a population heavily segregated by race, with Black people having higher levels of overcrowded housing and working jobs that are more likely to expose them to SARS-CoV-2 than white people. In comparison, South Korea has a more homogenous population with far less segregation.
     
    Korea has way more overcrowding than any black neighborhood in Louisiana - the country is roughly the size of Indiana, and has around 50 million people, mostly stacked on top of each other in apartments: https://cdn.japantimes.2xx.jp/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/wn20130918n2a-870x580.jpg
    Korea is also one of the few developed countries, along with Sweden, that didn't do massive lock-downs (that's why Korea and Sweden are the control countries in most of the studies coming out on the effectiveness of lock-downs), so everyone was working jobs and being exposed through the whole pandemic.
    The main reason Korea did well, in my opinion (other than the obvious of being a wealthy, East Asian country) was their strict quarantine rules. Anyone (even citizens) coming into the country had to quarantine 14 days, and they were tested at the beginning and end. And anyone that tested positive was put in quarantine for 14 days, again being tested at the beginning and end.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @The Alarmist, @Erik L, @Juvenalis

    Korea is also one of the few developed countries, along with Sweden, that didn’t do massive lock-downs…The main reason Korea did well, in my opinion (other than the obvious of being a wealthy, East Asian country) was their strict quarantine rules. Anyone (even citizens) coming into the country had to quarantine 14 days, and they were tested at the beginning and end.

    South Korea did ‘lock down’, they just did so voluntarily and without complaint, as needed (self-quarantining amid outbreaks PRN)—no need for strict state-ordered police-enforced national lockdowns to force everyone to stay home 24/7 by state coercion.

    It was a national scandal in the Korean press when a 17-yr-old Korean girl who returned from studying at a U.S. university violated her quarantine—parents shocked and ashamed their little girl was infected with ‘selfish American individualist values’. Korea is a homogeneous high-trust high-IQ cohesive collectivist-minded Oriental society. (Note socialistic collectivist Nordic countries like Sweden most comparable of Western countries to Korea vs. hyper-individualistic Anglo-American liberal societies).

    ALSO—like Hongkongers, Taiwanese, Japanese—Koreans had already voluntarily adopted universal mask-wearing. Again, no complaints. Anyone outside without a mask is socially stigmatized.

    When the West flip-flopped in March 2020 to endorse universal mask-usage, this was an intellectual coup for scientists in the East, who long feuded with Western scientists over benefits of masking. At least since SARS-1, East Asian disease control agencies, virologists, epidemiologists called for universal masking as essential to limit spread of airborne pathogens like SARS-CoV-2.

    West and East argued for years over efficacy of masks; while US CDC flip-flopped, scientists in East Asian countries like Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong for years insisted masks work—indeed feel vindicated by their far lower rates of viral transmission:

    Debate over masks ends: Asia was right all along
    http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/world/2020/04/672_287376.html

    As the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic…one issue has divided the international medical community: should everyone wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus?

    World Health Organisation said ‘no’…position adopted by the United States, Britain, much of Europe. “There is no specific evidence to suggest wearing of masks by the population has any potential benefit,” said Dr Mike Ryan, director of WHO health emergencies programme. All that changed this week…

    In Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, wearing masks in public is so widely accepted that those who leave home barefaced risk dirty looks or being told off.

    “Universal masking, as a package of anti-epidemic measures, including greater social distancing and hand hygiene, has been instrumental in keeping Covid-19 in check,” said infectious disease expert Professor David Hui Shu-cheong of University of Hong Kong.

    Wearing masks in public has been ingrained in Hongkongers’ collective psyche since the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic of 2003, and experts now believe the habit helped the city of 7.4 million keep its Covid-19 numbers down to 845, with four deaths as of Friday.

    Hong Kong weathered the outbreak with a flatter epidemic curve than many other places where infections have soared. Observers consider Hong Kong numbers remarkable given its proximity to mainland China, where Covid-19 began, and its status as an international transport hub.

    Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, HKU’s top microbiologist and early proponent of wearing masks, described the case of a 7-yr-old girl who resisted Covid-19 while her family fell sick. In a study published in medical journal Lancet, he said the family of 6 traveled to Wuhan, epicentre of the outbreak; the girl was the only one to not contract the virus. The reason: she wore masks throughout the trip.

    Dr Leung Chi-chiu, chairman of the advisory committee on communicable diseases at Hong Kong Medical Association, said universal use of masks was vital in reducing spread of the virus. “Transmission from asymptomatic infected individuals has been documented for Covid-19, and viral load is particularly high at the early stage of the disease. Masking, as a public health intervention, will probably intercept the transmission link,” he said.

    There are other benefits in widespread use of masks.

    Shan Soe-lin, lecturer in public health at Yale University, said the sight of everyone in masks can stimulate behavioral change signalling the seriousness of the pandemic and need for protection.”It reduces stigma and encourages others to wear masks, which further amplifies the collective benefits,” she added. “People touch their faces an average of once every 2.5 minutes, which is a very hard, if not impossible habit to break. Covering your face keeps your hands away from your nose and mouth.”

    —-
    As an aside:
    Shan Soe-lin, MPH, PhD (+her husband, professor of clinical epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health Robert Hecht), early critic of the maskless approach in U.S…

    Mask mystery: Why are U.S. officials dismissive of protective covering?
    http://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/30/coronavirus-masks-trump-administration-156327

    Current federal guidance against wearing masks is at odds with other parts of the world where mask use has been mandated for anyone out in public. East Asian societies where mask use is widespread—such as South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore—report lower levels of infection than the U.S., despite being closer to the source of the outbreak in Wuhan. In Taiwan, where levels of infection are low, authorities called for people to use face masks whenever in enclosed spaces, such as public transport.

    Shan Soe-Lin, lecturer in global health at Yale University, said there is enough data showing face coverings are effective for use by the general public that people should be using them. Soe-Lin and Hecht authored a Boston Globe op-ed that called into question federal guidance and urged people to begin wearing face masks

    …more recently Prof. Soe-lin clashed with “equity” activist Yale students, criticizing Biden vaccine distribution—calling for a “hotspot”-targeted approach that would most rapidly end the pandemic BUT would not center on “marginalized” “vulnerable communities”:

    Yale professors disagree with federal and state COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans: Shan Soe-Lin and Robert Hecht disagree with current federal and state plans for COVID-19 vaccine allocation. They argue that to “accelerate the sclerotic pace of the rollout,” COVID-19 hot spots should be targeted with the vaccine first, rather than prioritizing front-line workers like Uber drivers and grocery store workers.


    https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2021/02/03/yale-professors-disagree-with-federal-and-state-covid-19-vaccine-distribution-plans/

    “We disagree with the federal and state panels that are trying to select people based on occupation,” Soe-Lin and Hecht wrote. “Targeting hot spots will bring down new infections fastest for all of us, saving jobs and lives.”

    Hecht and Soe-Lin described the hotspot approach will help to eliminate bureaucratic hurdles, as patients would merely need to show proof of residence, rather than undergoing convoluted screenings to verify occupation to receive the vaccine.

    “Prioritizing locations with the highest incidence with the vaccine would maximize reductions in transmission, and then case counts, hospitalizations and deaths,” Soe-Lin wrote in an email to the News. “Cutting transmission quickly is essential to reopening the economy more rapidly, as well as reducing the chances for the virus to continue to mutate and escape the vaccine.”

    To implement the hotspot strategy, the authors suggest public health officials use state data to prioritize communities for vaccination where the most cases per capita emerged in the past two weeks. Hecht and Soe-Lin note within 7 days of distributing vaccines to the biggest hotspots, 60-70% of the population in infection epicenters will be immunized against coronavirus, helping achieve herd immunity.

    Claudia Debruyn SPH ’21, director of HAVEN Free Clinic, expressed concerns about how a hot spot approach could affect vaccine rollout to marginalized communities. She explained many patients already confront large barriers in access to COVID-19 testing and care. Among these challenges are language and transportation barriers, as much information on COVID-19 is disseminated in English, and testing facilities not located in the communities they are intended to serve.

    “Utilizing a ‘hotspot’ approach has the potential to actually worsen equitable vaccine rollout,” Debruyn wrote in an email to the News. “Since this approach relies on ‘solid data on the numbers of new infections’, vulnerable communities’ risk will be underrepresented and therefore not sufficiently prioritized.”

  153. @Adam Smith
    @Clyde


    Mexicans are too fat to jump the fences and swim the Rio Grande.
     
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/10/61/9b/10619b64a8b5c871a08b78ea220c19b4.jpg

    Not all of them.


    Obesity is the enemy of longevity.
     
    Agreed. Hispanic immigrants have higher death rates when it comes to diabetes, cirrhosis and hypertension, and yet Hispanic immigrants tend to live longer than both Blacks! and whites.

    Perhaps their lack of health insurance contributes to their longevity.(?)

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    Very nice smutty picture! Katharine, do take note as you’ve not posted any smutty pictures in what seems like for ages.

    Adam, if you have any more pics of senoritias, South of the Border fine dymes like these, do feel free to post some more to help enlighten us on the merits of Hispanic longevity.

    May need some clarification on this point and additional pics along these lines would definitely help to make your point.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi


    May need some clarification on this point and additional pics along these lines would definitely help to make your point.
     
    Since Hispanic longevity is a most interesting topic,
    and because you asked so nicely...



    https://i.postimg.cc/yYLTMz7T/susy.jpg

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b1/94/43/b1944330e085301ae6915e93a3573f1e.jpg

    https://tecache.cl/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Flavia-4-690x690.jpg

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/94/65/99/94659975a953e3aa5af62ecb61e04a3a.jpg

    * Flavia is not Mexican, but she is Columbian, which qualifies her for our study.

    ** I wouldn't mind if any of these girls made it across the Rio Grande.

  154. @Anonymous
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi


    If whites want to increase their lifespan, perhaps they could take some lessons from blacks. If they say “It’s awesome to be black, ya’ll!” Why shouldn’t more whites do the same?
     
    In order for Whites to do that, there would first have to be some articulable basis for the proposition. Is there one?

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    Let’s see. Is it awesome to be white? From an everyday level so people will readily understand, let’s count the ways…

    The language that is most popular in the US, English, is a white language.
    Democracy…we built that.
    All the major sports being played…we built them.
    Internet…we built that.
    Modern hospitals…we built that.
    Schools, as in the US education system in its current form….we built that.
    Reality TV shows…we built that.

    Gosh, so far there’s so much to take credit for that we built without any direct help from blacks. But when a race has an average IQ that is way above retarded, moron, and imbecile…well, there you go.

  155. @AndrewR
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    Blackness™ is itself a product being sold and copyrighted by (((capitalism))). If your racial pride supersedes love and care for your own family and community then you are playing yourself. We can see many examples of this: Steve, for example, has extensively documented how "Black Lives Matter" riots actually lead to thousands of additional black lives being snuffed out due to cops being afraid to enforce the law.

    Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    But the main thing, the real thing, is that they are black and proud of it. And on the other hand, it is helping to increase their racial lifespan collectively speaking.

    A family, both nuclear and extended, is an important part of a racial group.

  156. @Kolya Krassotkin
    @ic1000

    Yglesias's rationale for pushing for one billion Americans is simple: More Americans = More people to fight Israel's wars.

    (Love your sarcasm, dude. Matt Yglesias a leading public intellectal? You slay me.)

    Replies: @Art Deco, @ic1000, @anon

    > (Love your sarcasm, dude. Matt Yglesias a leading public intellectal? You slay me.)

    It’s worse than that. I wasn’t being sarcastic.

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
    @ic1000

    Then you need to set your bar higher.

  157. @James N. Kennett
    @Jefferson


    Why is Harvard still only 8% Black?
     
    8%? As much as that?

    Replies: @James N. Kennett

    Why is Harvard still only 8% Black?

    8%? As much as that?

    The 8% figure is referenced in this article from 2007, which describes how Harvard professors Lani Guinier and Henry Louis Gates Jr. “stirred up a black Harvard alumni reunion with questions about where the university’s new black students were coming from.

    “About 8 percent, or about 530, of Harvard’s undergraduates were black, Mr. Gates and Ms. Guinier said, but somewhere between one-half and two-thirds of the black students were ‘West Indian and African immigrants or their children, or to a lesser extent, children of biracial couples.’”

    https://web.archive.org/web/20201202202348/https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-2007-03-20-0703200125-story.html

    Steve has mentioned in the past that these complaints about using “exotic” blacks to bump up the apparent numbers of “African Americans” stopped when Obama became President in 2008.

  158. @ic1000
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    > (Love your sarcasm, dude. Matt Yglesias a leading public intellectal? You slay me.)

    It’s worse than that. I wasn’t being sarcastic.

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin

    Then you need to set your bar higher.

  159. @Kolya Krassotkin
    @ic1000

    Yglesias's rationale for pushing for one billion Americans is simple: More Americans = More people to fight Israel's wars.

    (Love your sarcasm, dude. Matt Yglesias a leading public intellectal? You slay me.)

    Replies: @Art Deco, @ic1000, @anon

    Yglesias’s rationale for pushing for one billion Americans is simple: More Americans = More people to fight Israel’s wars.

    More Americans = a vanishing percentage of American Whites. That is Yglesias’s primary motivation.

    There aren’t many wars left to fight for Israel, in any event.

  160. Anonymous[422] • Disclaimer says:
    @Art Deco
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    More Americans = More people to fight Israel’s wars.

    No Americans have ever fought in Israel's wars, bar those drawn from a five-digit population that migrated from the United States to Israel.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    No Americans have ever fought in Israel’s wars, bar those drawn from a five-digit population that migrated from the United States to Israel.

    If we exclude the US wars on Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iran, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Germany, I suppose you may be able to claim that with a straight face. But it’s hard to overlook the subjugation of Egypt and Saudi Arabia, which, if not technically “wars,” deliver much the same benefits to the Jewish regime.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Anonymous

    If we exclude the US wars on Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iran, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Germany,

    There has never been any war on Iran or Lebanon. Our war on Germany antedated Israel's existence and was motivated by reasons-of-state. Israel's government advised the Bush administration to give priority to containing and attacking Iran, not Iraq. Afghanistan hasn't anything to do with Israel at all, bar that Osama Bin Laden had a bizarre fixation on the place. As for Syria, it's problems are entirely attributable it it's intramural failures as a political society. You don't know much.

  161. @Known Fact
    @Jim Christian

    The absurd "black people camping out with their Subaru" scenario is aimed not at potential black buyers but at the legion of progressive white Subaru owners. They'd probably have ours hauled away if they knew how intolerant and uninclusive I am. (In a pinch I suppose my wife could throw on a flannel shirt and do the lesbian thing, maybe they'd give us a pass and let us keep the Sooby)

    Replies: @Jim Christian

    See if you can get her to take the subterfuge lipstick, rather than lumberjack. More fun for you.

  162. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    @Adam Smith

    Very nice smutty picture! Katharine, do take note as you've not posted any smutty pictures in what seems like for ages.

    Adam, if you have any more pics of senoritias, South of the Border fine dymes like these, do feel free to post some more to help enlighten us on the merits of Hispanic longevity.

    May need some clarification on this point and additional pics along these lines would definitely help to make your point.

    Replies: @Adam Smith

    May need some clarification on this point and additional pics along these lines would definitely help to make your point.

    Since Hispanic longevity is a most interesting topic,
    and because you asked so nicely…

    [MORE]

    * Flavia is not Mexican, but she is Columbian, which qualifies her for our study.

    ** I wouldn’t mind if any of these girls made it across the Rio Grande.

  163. @Anonymous
    @Art Deco


    No Americans have ever fought in Israel’s wars, bar those drawn from a five-digit population that migrated from the United States to Israel.
     
    If we exclude the US wars on Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iran, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Germany, I suppose you may be able to claim that with a straight face. But it’s hard to overlook the subjugation of Egypt and Saudi Arabia, which, if not technically “wars,” deliver much the same benefits to the Jewish regime.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    If we exclude the US wars on Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iran, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Germany,

    There has never been any war on Iran or Lebanon. Our war on Germany antedated Israel’s existence and was motivated by reasons-of-state. Israel’s government advised the Bush administration to give priority to containing and attacking Iran, not Iraq. Afghanistan hasn’t anything to do with Israel at all, bar that Osama Bin Laden had a bizarre fixation on the place. As for Syria, it’s problems are entirely attributable it it’s intramural failures as a political society. You don’t know much.

  164. @Jack D
    @Steve Sailer

    The outdoorsy image and all wheel drive of Subarus is appealing to some but keep in mind that the long term reliability of Subarus is not up to Toyota/Honda standards. Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru) is a relatively small company compared to Toyota. They are kind of like what AMC (Rambler) used to be in the American market - they make the most of what they have but are in no financial position to do clean sheet redesigns of engines or other key components, which nowadays could cost billions of yen. Aside from Porsche, they are pretty much the last ones left with a "boxer" engine. This engine has certain advantages but the disadvantages are such that pretty much everyone else abandoned this design (or never adopted it) long ago.

    Now if you want to keep a Subaru going long term and especially if you are the type of person who takes their car to the dealer, the cost of upkeep will outweigh the value of the vehicle at some not too distant point (and if you live in a climate where they salt the roads, which many Subaru owners do, the car will rust away - it's a race as to whether the body or the engine will fail first).

    Replies: @Jim Christian

    The Race Against Rust is a fact. But in doing my own brakes and whatnot I’ve done a fair amount of corrosion control. I recently replaced the wheels and tires:bead corrosion. I had the timing belt done last year at the dealership, when I got it back all the bolts and hardware were also new. Rust kills sometimes, you’re right. But it only kills if you let it. Mine has a hundred fifty thousand, never crashed, I’m keeping it. I just the Florida-Boston run twice last year, didn’t even breathe hard, at the new speeds in play on the interstates these days no less. Opposed four cylinders are a weird machine, I’m told the 2.5 is in Cessna 172s or some such. Whatever spins the prop, I guess.

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