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The ever more popular Theory of Intersectionality sure brings out the best in people. Yesterday, we heard from a black New York Times ex-writer, Greg Howard, about how racist white women take up too much space on his sidewalks. Now, a white woman in The New Statesman, Charlotte Riley, complains about how men (race unspecified) are taking up too much space on her sidewalks. And, like everybody else these days, she’s mad as hell and won’t take it anymore.

From The New Statesman:

How to play Patriarchy Chicken: why I refuse to move out of the way for men

If you don’t move out of the way for men, your commute changes. For one thing – I’m not going to lie about this – you do collide with a lot of men.

BY CHARLOTTE RILEY

… The point is that men have been socialised, for their entire lives, to take up space. Men who would never express these thoughts out loud have nevertheless been brought up to believe that their right to occupy space takes precedent over anyone else’s right to be there. They spread their legs on tubes and trains, they bellow across coffee shops and guffaw in pubs, and they never, ever give way.

Women have not been socialised to take up space. Women have been socialised to give way, to alleviate, to conciliate, and to step to the side.

The English used to be pretty good at being polite to each other in a crowded county with lots of opportunities for unfortunate interactions. But these days, traditional politeness perhaps seems like a condescending microaggression, part of a vast superstructure of microaggressions intended to maintain Privilege. (Indeed, the English novel of manners is an artifice of microaggressions.)

More and more people apparently feel that I morally deserve, due to centuries of slavery, sexism, colonialism, Emmett Till, redlining, transphobia or whatever, to walk or drive wherever I feel like going right now, and everybody else ought to get out of my way.

The strategic vagueness of the Progressive Stack is no doubt conducive to this feeling: black man Greg Howard feels morally entitled over white women due to his blackness and Charlotte Riley feels entitled over men due to her femaleness. But if black man Greg Howard and white woman Charlotte Riley are walking straight down the sidewalk toward each other, which one deserves to make the other step aside?

iSteve commenter Iron Pastoral suggests:

Someone should set up an experiment in which Greg Howard and Charlotte Riley are made to walk straight at each other. Who, according to the laws of Intersectionalism, would have to give way to whom?

“Intersectional Intersection” would be a good reality game show in which contestants first give the equivalent of a college application essay listing all their claims to Diversity Pokemon Points, then play Chicken.

Nobody on the Left is volunteering to arbitrate these disputes other than to point ever more frenetically at straight white male hate crimes, like that white boy who dared smile at the Tribal Elder.

I’ve written a few times about one of the weirder aspects of the Late Obama Age Collapse, the surprising rise in pedestrian deaths in traffic accidents, and speculated on the causes (e.g., the proliferation of smartphones, but whether among drivers or pedestrians is unclear; or perhaps legal marijuana).

But what if another cause of this unexpected trend in car-pedestrian fatal encounters is a growing attitude in the English-speaking world that it’s racist for a person like me, with all my Intersectional Pokemon Points, to have to defer to my moral inferiors, like you, just to avoid a crash?

 
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  1. The normalization of driver murder through Charlottesville looks deliberate. Writersat V-Dare have documented how, in the ghetto, it is normal to physically attack victims of a ca

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
    Clever.
    , @TelfoedJohn
    This happens in India if there’s a car crash. The upper caste will start beating the lower caste, whoever was at fault. No polite exchange of insurance details. In the US, the beating comes from the ‘lower caste’.
  2. res says:

    I’ve written a few times about one of the weirder aspects of the Late Obama Age Collapse, the surprising rise in pedestrian deaths in auto accidents, and speculated on the causes (e.g., the proliferation of smartphones, but whether among drivers or pedestrians is unclear).

    But what if another cause of this unexpected trend in car-pedestrian fatal encounters is a growing attitude in the English-speaking world that it’s racist for a person like me, with all my Intersectional Pokemon Points, to have to defer to my moral inferiors just to avoid a crash?

    I think both of those reasons are in play, but I suspect simple entitlement is an equal or larger factor.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Has more to do with the weight of vehicles and more people walking/cycling
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    I went into this article hoping it would be about a time-travelling chicken. But Steve Sailer is certainly correct about the lethal intersection between smart phones and legal marijuana.
  3. RW says:

    Don’t think so, Steve. Smartphones are a better explanation. And immigrants coming from Asia, where everyone walks in the street, and Latin America, where drivers may be more used to avoiding pedestrians crossing in the middle of traffic, are better explanations.

    Where can we find info about this increase in pedestrian fatalities?

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    Smartphones are a better explanation.

     

    They're having a big effect on street etiquette here in Hong Kong.

    At the best of times, walking in Hong Kong is intermittently stressful, as there are lots of people pretty much everywhere. On the whole, it's tolerable, as most people here aren't into personal confrontations.

    But recently there's been a rapid spread of people walking through subway stations, strolling along in shopping malls, and even out on the street, including crossing them (!), without ever looking up from their smartphones. They rely 100% on the kindness of strangers to watch out for them and avoid them. I've seen this practice from both males and females, ranging from children right up to the elderly.

    , @Rosamond Vincy
    I live in a college town. Students are so busy texting they walk into trees.
    , @Known Fact
    Here's some fatality info, from a pro-pedestrian blog -- which to my knowledge has not yet weighed in on the tragic toll being taken by Patriarchy Chicken

    https://usa.streetsblog.org/2018/05/09/study-links-rise-of-suvs-to-the-pedestrian-safety-crisis/
  4. I ask myself: Where do all these lunatics come from?

    Then I get my answer:

    Dr Charlotte Riley is a lecturer in twentieth-century British history at the University of Southampton.

    Somebody is listening to her “lectures.”

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    Since I know y'all are wondering...

    https://cdn.southampton.ac.uk/assets/imported/transforms/site/staff-profile/Photo/93A6962C427F4822BDDA38AB99D22C1D/Charlotte%20Riley2.jpg_SIA_JPG_fit_to_width_INLINE.jpg

    There's video at

    https://youtu.be/YSjBbd86AKU

    She looks like Terry Jones's love child.

    Her fingers are ring-free.

    She has a sort of little girl voice which is either trying to be posh or trying to suppress innate poshness.

    Also, she claims it is "very exciting" to be in Canada.
  5. Nothing new. Why politicize it? It used to be fun.

    • Replies: @AKAHorace
    the classic version of pedestrian chicken


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lyu1KKwC74
  6. The normalization of driver murder through Charlottesville looks deliberate. Writers at V-Dare have documented how, in the ghetto, it is normal to physically attack victims of a car accident without trying to establish what happened. Most of the victims of this are black. Around the same time this was starting to be discussed, protesters associated with Black Lives Matter and monument-removers prioritized the blocking of traffic. This wasn’t the first time that idiot protesters thought it would be a good idea to block a vehicle, and legal procedure (and humorous gifs) will let you get through: proceed to nearest police station, turn yourself in, explain that you did not feel safe. However, in light of the Stalinist trial of James Fields (in which the judge specifically said that a driver breaking a line of protesters must be nothing else but a premeditated murderer), the universal triumphing of violent criminal protesters, and the undisguised activism of judges, it’s not clear that frightened drivers will continue to be regarded as victims. That’s crazy, because ghetto roadside assistance makes it a totally justified and necessary practice, and the protesters who voluntarily and illegally choose to interrupt traffic should be completely responsible for whatever happens. The Yellow Vests have lost a few people to drivers because they originally blocked parts of highways. That’s still going on by the way.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    Anyone who's lived in a city with a critical mass of negroes knows full well that they'll aim their cars at you at every available opportunity, yet walk right into traffic whenever they perceive a white person behind the wheel. They know that if you hit them then 1) they win the ghetto lottery and 2) you get hauled up on civil-rights charges.
    , @Anon
    There really needs to be a sort of "stand your ground" principle that if you are in your private car and are blocked you can move forward, slowly for a few seconds, then step on the gas.

    Fore and aft -- and starboard and port -- dash cams, preferably saving data to someplace secure, would help document things.

    How is a driver supposed to weigh the danger he is in? What if a tire is popped by the crowd? Will you still be able to drive to a police station? I don't know, and most people don't. If your window is broken, what are the odds you'll be able to drive away before they pull you out? How much risk of physical damage do you have to submit yourself to? Traumatic brain injury? What if they start to rock the car and the tires cannot get purchase? What if a crowd is a few feet away and have not started to attack your car, but could do so in second ... how close do you have to get to the edge to avoid liability?

    All these questions also apply to the "aproaching young black men" situation. How close do you have to let them come before shooting a concealed carry? What if they say, "Hey, need some help?" and you respond, "Nope, please stay away," but they keep coming: are you liable if you shoot them? How far away can you shoot from? If there is one youth? Ten? Does it matter many rounds are in your gun?

    What if ten black youths are on a trolley careening down a hill in a gentrified community towards ten more black youths, and you can stop the trolley by pushing a really fat black girl in front of it, but she'll be decapitated and her severed head will go flying and kill a gay HIV-positive choreographer with a daughter created with IVF using his husband's sperm and his sister's scraped egg? What do you do?

  7. Sorry about that first, wierdly unmoderated comment, I hit publish without realizing it, and could not withdraw it because of the new post edit block.

  8. the surprising rise in pedestrian deaths in auto accidents

    Well the progressives did end the age old advice of patriarchal parents “look both ways before you cross the street” (which was gennerally followed up with “wait for the cars to go by”). I wonder if anyone has done a study on just who is most likely to be behind the wheel when this type of accident occurs? How many times has it been a cluess texting driver running down a clueless texting pedestrian walking in front of the car?

  9. @J.Ross
    The normalization of driver murder through Charlottesville looks deliberate. Writersat V-Dare have documented how, in the ghetto, it is normal to physically attack victims of a ca

    Clever.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    The finished version of that comment is still in moderation, possibly it will come Tuesday. When I make a clear error the comment blasts straight through.
  10. Oh for Chrissakes why does this dingbat have such antagonism for men? One would think that it’s a stance based on a well-reasoned philosophical framework which aims for the betterment of humanity. But I’m betting it’s just that this Riley chick is just ugly, a lesbo, or has Daddy issues.

    So if you are a woman, and you’re walking around today, try a game of Patriarchy Chicken. Lean in, sisters. Sharpen those elbows. Collide with some men.

    Hmmm… then again, maybe she just wants to get some manly physical contact.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    Not a bad way to "meet cute," to use the rom-com movie term. "How did I meet Brandon? Oh, we just kind of 'bumped into' each other."
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Oh for Chrissakes why does this dingbat have such antagonism for men?
     
    She's in England, where the lad culture survives, even thrives, much more than in the daughter nations. Chalk this up to Mrs Thatcher, who greatly retarded British feminism simply by her existence.

    I swear the rest of the world laughs at American, Canadian, Australian, and Scandinavian feminists. "You are oppressed by the world's greatest wusses? Incroyable!"
    , @Rosamond Vincy
    She's a rank amateur.
    Conversation with homie who elbowed me out of the way on 5th Ave. across from the library in the '90s:
    Me: Yo mama!
    He: Yo grandma!
    Me: Yo parole officer!
    He: Yo psychiatrist!
    Me: Yo social worker!

    Bystanders watched in awe--no easy feat in a city that sees confrontations all the time
  11. Someone should set up an experiment in which Greg Howard and Charlotte Riley are made to walk straight at each other. Who, according to the laws of Intersectionalism, would have to give way to whom?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    We could have a reality show called Intersectional Intersections in which those who don't veer aside at the last moment lose.
    , @AndrewR
    Race trumps sex
    , @Mr. Anon

    Someone should set up an experiment in which Greg Howard and Charlotte Riley are made to walk straight at each other. Who, according to the laws of Intersectionalism, would have to give way to whom?
     
    It would be like particle physics; you would attempt to infer the strength of the color/gender force from the scattering cross-section.
    , @Desiderius
    In their heart of hearts they may well be exactly what they’re longing for.
  12. “Intersectional Chicken Spreads to London”

    When I first read this I thought the post was going to be about Anderson Cooper flying to London with his knees apart on the airplane.

  13. I have a great idea. We should make animal sounds when passing by strangers sometimes. ‘Ba’ like a sheep when walking past a woman. Or ‘moo’ like a cow. If anyone asks why you did that reply ‘zippady do Dah baby!’

    • LOL: ThreeCranes
  14. @Iron Pastoral
    Someone should set up an experiment in which Greg Howard and Charlotte Riley are made to walk straight at each other. Who, according to the laws of Intersectionalism, would have to give way to whom?

    We could have a reality show called Intersectional Intersections in which those who don’t veer aside at the last moment lose.

    • Replies: @Lot
    Round 1:

    Wheelchair Lesbian v Black Burka Muslima

    https://farm1.static.flickr.com/558/19611346123_0cbf976ea2_b.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/06/Niqab_in_England_2007.jpg/250px-Niqab_in_England_2007.jpg
    , @a boy and his dog
    I recall reading that young aristocratic toughs in the 14th-17th centuries would walk arms akimbo (you see this pose often in portraits) in order to bump and bait lesser-privileged pedestrians into a confrontation. At which point they would be allowed to legally draw their swords. Ms. Riley seems to be using the same tactic.
    , @SonOfStrom
    Perhaps they could be set up on some type of track, with the one who turns aside diverted onto another tracker where a either a gaggle of school children or a single octogenarian pedestrian might be struck!
  15. Well, they have been worrying about whiteness for a while!

    The Whiteness Question

    Strange thing is, lots of brown people want to be whiter!

  16. Dear Ms. Riley, Men take up space, it’s a law of physics. Men spread their legs, men like women who spread theirs. We can learn to get a long.

  17. Florida is the most dangerous place to be a pedestrian. It predates the late Obama age collapse. People in cars just don’t consider that pedestrians may be around. With right turn on red people just roar up to the intersection and cross into crosswalks only thinking of themselves. Back in 2006 I had a nearby job and just walked to work. In the morning it was a constant life threatening experience. Cell phones have just made it worse.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    Growing up in Miami, I learned at an early age that the safest place to cross a road is halfway between two traffic lights. A childhood friend of mine ended up as a paraplegic because he was foolish enough to use the crosswalk.

    Another guy I knew ended up dying in a freak accident after a driver veered off the road straight into the bus bench where he was sitting. His girlfriend later told me that both of his legs were completely severed.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Florida is the most dangerous place to be a pedestrian.
     
    There are pedestrians in Florida? Besides dirt-poor crackers in the Panhandle?

    Actually, I was one in Orlando ages ago. I was transferred there for training, and surprised to learn that I wasn't old enough to drink. Never mind that I'd been drinking legally for years in other states.

    The chances of my crashing a car were nil. Though I passed driver's ed, I hadn't yet gotten around to getting a license. Screw the insurance companies, and screw the State of Florida.
  18. Man is this some stupid stuff.

    But then again, there is such a thing as a walking culture. Years ago, after a Mariners’ game, I was walking along the sidewalk when I saw a large group of Japanese headed my way. They took up the entire width of the broad walkway, and I thought there was no way to avoid a collision, so I braced myself for impact. But just as it seemed that I was about to collide with the Japanese, the group opened up and streamed past like a shoal of herring. I was momentarily enveloped but emerged on the other side untouched. It was a memorable experience.

    Later, in China, I noticed a similar culture of movement. People didn’t walk, bike or drive in a direct, straightforward manner like Americans, but rather wove to and fro more like fish, and it works when generally adhered to. However, it would not work here.

    Maybe there’s a shift in movement culture underway in Anglo cities due to the large influx of foreigners from Asia and the social justice types are unsettled by it. Note that the black blames “white” women, while the white woman blames “men.” Given my experience with shoppers from Vancouver BC, both could actually mean subcontinentals, who really seem to have no compunctions about getting in people’s way. But of course they can’t say that, so they blame the target of convenience.

    • Replies: @Bill B.
    I recommend that these two idiots be given aversion training in Hanoi - where I was last week.

    Motorbikes are parked on the pavement which forces one to often walk in the road. It somehow works ... until it doesn’t work. I saw one old lady on a bicycle sail straight into a walking matron whose language was fierce and vengeful.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IVUTrel8j38
  19. This is a great illustration of low-trust vs. high trust. We’re at levels of low-trust that shouldnt even be thought possible.

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    I am wondering about the British and their sense of civic order and politeness.

    A pair of us holders of the Blue Passport formed a queue of 2 to board a cable car operating in a mountainous province of a Slavic country. A group of British tourists then showed up, and their guide had his entire group cut in front of us in line.

    It wasn't worth it to ask, "What is it with you Brits?", but I always wondered about this.

    Did their tour guide take us for the local "wogs"? Did he hear us conversing in English with strong American accents and figured his peeps were of a higher caste? Was it a case of "When in Bohinj, do as (you believe the) Bohinjians to do?"

    Is the politeness and forming an orderly queue for a public conveyance something done only "in country"? Is "Ugly British Tourist" a "thing?"
  20. Anonymous[396] • Disclaimer says:

    This is a different Charlotte Riley.

  21. Wrong Charlotte Riley. Tom is married to the pretty one.

    The other is about what you’d expect.

    • Replies: @Hail
    I think this is in response to an earlier version of my comment above (deleted to dodge the tyranny of the edit window).

    For the record: Yes, the Charlotte Riley writing the OP editorial is not the actress but the Professor of History at the Univ of Southampton, seen in this pic.


    The other is about what you’d expect
     
    Not sure how to take this ambiguous remark, but Dr Riley (presumably b. circa mid 1980s), the authoress here, is not ugly -- even if her politics are. Maybe she's more to be pitied than scolded. A victim of society.
  22. I’m frequently confronted by phalanxes of women marching in lockstep while yammering to each other or staring at their cellphones. I used to be a gentleman and stepped aside to let them pass. Now, in the spirit of equality among the sexes, I pretend I’m Franco Harris following Mike Webster through an opposing defensive line. My stress and frustration levels have dramatically declined. Pick your own favorite running back-lineman combination and relive the joys of youth during your daily city commute. I no longer open or hold doors for women either (unless they are elderly or within my family or social circle).

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    I dated a feminazi for a while before I woke up and found my balls, and she used to yell at me for holding the door for her. That cured that chivalry from me. Now I let it slam in each female's face, and if they complain or make a face I just shrug and say, "Equal rights!"
    , @Dtbb
    See my comment 177 from Steve's pevious post. I sent comment to wrong post.
    , @Dtbb
    See my comment 177 from Case Closed! post. I sent it to wrong post.
    , @Pericles
    Stiff arm?
  23. OT but Steve I hope you cover what’s happening Michael Jackson right now and in the near future. We’re seeing him getting Me Too’d in real time (BBC just banned his music) thanks to the new documentary on his alleged child abuse that just finished airing on HBO. It’s incredible because for the past ten years, since his death, the same media that is about to go all-out in erasing him from existence built him up as the ultimate music icon, bestowing tribute upon tribute and praise upon praise and completely sweeping aside all the past allegations, trials, etc. Me Too caught up to him, but it will be a real test of how far the ‘movement’ can go, since he’s by far the biggest star to be caught up in something like this. R. Kelly is peanuts compared to him. But it really is going to be an Orwellian ‘we’ve always been at war with Eastasia’ moment in terms of the media.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    A generation of leftists who have never read or seen 1984 or Z (at the end of which, a fictitious representation of the Greek military government bans an inane assortment of things, including the letter Z, which in Greek would enable rebels to spell that their assassinated leader is still alive). More likely in the case of their long-marching handlers, they don't care.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    I've wondered for a long time why Michael Jackson was given a pass. I never cared for his music, but after all the credible allegations it gave me a creepy feeling to continue to hear him talked about as if he were some innocent beloved Peter Pan.
  24. Hail says: • Website

    BY CHARLOTTE RILEY

    Born 1981, England. Two children with Mad Max, 2015 edition — Tom Hardy.

    Riley had her second baby with Hardy in December 2018. The couple named their son Forrest

    Gump, or Nathan Bedford?

    __________________________

    Dr Charlotte Riley is a lecturer in twentieth-century British history at the University of Southampton.

    Too bad it’s not the same person. That would be neat.

    Presenting Doctor Charlotte Riley (PhD in History, 2013, University College London):

    Riley, C. (2018). “The history of feminism: a look to the past?” IPPR Progressive Review, 24(4), 292-298. DOI: 10.1111/newe.12068

    Courses taught include:

    HIST3205 World War 2: The Home Front

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    She just needs a man.
  25. I remember an old affirmative action token corporate media writer who wrote a supposedly true tale about, when he was younger, he would deliberately walk with a full head of steam into whites, to prove how racist they were or something.

    He called it, “Scattering the Pigeons.”

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    I heard that exact same story retold by my father from a black coworker of his.
    , @Joe Stalin
    In the 1960s I recall MLK walking on people's shoes (So that they would 'turn the other cheek') or so it was reported...
  26. > the surprising rise in pedestrian deaths

    Migrants speeding and killing native pedestrians is increasingly a problem in Germany. As they often just get a slap on the wrist it seems like a fun way to kill people they don’t like.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad

    Migrants speeding and killing native pedestrians is increasingly a problem in Germany. As they often just get a slap on the wrist it seems like a fun way to kill people they don’t like.
     
    Something has gone seriously--seriously--wrong with the brains of white people.

    We are being invaded, and not just invaded and forced to cede territory, but made to work for, provide for the invaders--i.e. enslaved--while they abuse us! But most shockingly all without the invaders actually bothering to beat us, or even show the slightest capability of being able to beat us.

    We're just allowing invasion cause ... "racism!", "the Holocaust", "colonialism". White minds have been colonized by a weird lethal virus.
  27. Hail says: • Website
    @Kylie
    Wrong Charlotte Riley. Tom is married to the pretty one.

    The other is about what you'd expect.

    I think this is in response to an earlier version of my comment above (deleted to dodge the tyranny of the edit window).

    For the record: Yes, the Charlotte Riley writing the OP editorial is not the actress but the Professor of History at the Univ of Southampton, seen in this pic.

    The other is about what you’d expect

    Not sure how to take this ambiguous remark, but Dr Riley (presumably b. circa mid 1980s), the authoress here, is not ugly — even if her politics are. Maybe she’s more to be pitied than scolded. A victim of society.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna

    the authoress here, is not ugly — even if her politics are.
     
    She's all yours, mate. Typical smug, entitled mien. All yours.
  28. More and more people apparently feel that I morally deserve, due to centuries of slavery, sexism, redlining, transphobia or whatever, to walk or drive wherever I feel like going right now

    You left out “barbecue.”

    Walk or drive or barbecue.

  29. @Hank Yobo
    I'm frequently confronted by phalanxes of women marching in lockstep while yammering to each other or staring at their cellphones. I used to be a gentleman and stepped aside to let them pass. Now, in the spirit of equality among the sexes, I pretend I'm Franco Harris following Mike Webster through an opposing defensive line. My stress and frustration levels have dramatically declined. Pick your own favorite running back-lineman combination and relive the joys of youth during your daily city commute. I no longer open or hold doors for women either (unless they are elderly or within my family or social circle).

    I dated a feminazi for a while before I woke up and found my balls, and she used to yell at me for holding the door for her. That cured that chivalry from me. Now I let it slam in each female’s face, and if they complain or make a face I just shrug and say, “Equal rights!”

    • Replies: @Hank Yobo
    Seems to be a trend. Maybe, one day, traditional social values will return. Unlike Franco Harris, however, I will give a warning "Heads Up" or "Excuse Me" before cutting through the line. No "Immaculate Re/con/ceptions" yet to report from any of these interactions.
  30. @Patrick in SC
    I ask myself: Where do all these lunatics come from?

    Then I get my answer:

    Dr Charlotte Riley is a lecturer in twentieth-century British history at the University of Southampton.
     
    Somebody is listening to her "lectures."

    Since I know y’all are wondering…

    There’s video at

    She looks like Terry Jones’s love child.

    Her fingers are ring-free.

    She has a sort of little girl voice which is either trying to be posh or trying to suppress innate poshness.

    Also, she claims it is “very exciting” to be in Canada.

    • Replies: @Hail
    She overuses the word "so," often just leaving it hanging there to no effect.

    The Youtube auto-transcript feature thinks she said "so" 144 times in that 77 minutes of talking, or two "so's" per minute (minus any false-positives, plus any false-negatives).

    It's not the number, though, but the fluffery of her "so's" that is problematic.

    Also, a little too much vocal fry.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Since moderation got jammed up today, sorry for the repeat video, but this is on-topic, at least:

    Let's put our money on our favorite in a mano-a-womano contest of Patriarchy Sidewalk Chicken:

    Charlotte Riley vs. the lead singer of The Verve:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lyu1KKwC74

    (Like Captain Kirk during Starfleet training, I'm gonna think outside the box here and go with the hottie who's hood this guy walked on.)
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    "She looks like Terry Jones’s love child."

    I detect a fair admixture of Nigel Farage.

    It looks as if studying 20th century British history at Southampton will be more of an indoctrination course - though IMHO that's the case for most uni courses outside of pure science.

    Here we go

    https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/modules/hist1158.page


    Liberte, Egalite, Beyonce: Women's History in Modern Britain

    Module Lead:Charlotte Riley

    Module Overview
    Beyonce might sing that girls run the world, but throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century, women were often excluded from society and politics. The history of women in the last two hundred years can be written as a story of progress and change, but even today women and their lives are often excluded from the history books. And while many women fought for their rights to vote and participate in politics, to work, earn money and own property, and to have control over their own bodies and their own lives, this fight was not easily won; many people, male and female, resisted these changes. Even the women who were campaigning to change society had very different ideas about what a new, more equal Britain might look like.

    In this module, we will explore the history of women in Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We will consider the ways in which the women's movement developed in Britain, and the way that it was influenced, not only by Europe and North America but also by Africa, Asia and Latin America. Starting with ideas about gender developed in the early nineteenth century, this module looks at the key campaigns, people, images and debates involved in women's history and the British feminist movement. We will consider issues such as the anti-slavery campaigns, imperial feminism, the role of women in the world wars, and the modern women's liberation movement. We will work with an interesting and varied historiography, as well as a rich collection of archival material including pamphlets, speeches, audio/visual materials, memoirs and autobiographies, and legal and government documents.
     

    I thought Beyonce was a Septic, had no idea she was such an influence on British women.

    Back in the day, men were brought up to move to the outside (i.e. nearer the road) of the pavement when a woman was coming the other way. It may well be that in today's London few men have been raised this way.

    She also leads "Sex, Death and Money: the United Kingdom in the 1960s"

    , @Redneck farmer
    She's got the tits and hips of a woman who's supposed to have a large family. Yup, she needs a husband.
    , @Known Fact
    She's apparently grown several extra chins since the first photo. Nevertheless, the problem isn't so much their God-given looks as their godawful attitudes. Even Amy Harmon could be presentable if she weren't so justice-obsessed.
  31. Anon[246] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    I’ve noticed that black people with any sort of advanced credential make a point of using it, even when it is irrelevant to what their current job is.

    “Dr.” Martin Luther King did have a “doctorate” in theology, but the dissertation was plagiarized to a great extent.

    Black Ivy League law grads who never practiced law and often never passed the bar will never fail to include a mention of their degree, no matter how brief the bio. Ivy League law degress for blacks are a form of affirmative action reparations in my view.

    Women in the thread to that tweet above complain that they overuse their title to avoid being called Mrs. or Ms. The horror! The disresprect! As Barbara Boxer would say, “Don’t call me ma’am!”

    • Replies: @RationalExpressions
    Teachers and administrators in K-12 education are the worst for insisting that everyone, from students to colleagues to parents to the press, call them Dr. SoAndSo. And of course they have the least regarded terminal degrees, mostly EdDs from fly by night diploma mills. It’s embarrassing.
    , @Anonymous

    “Dr.” Martin Luther King did have a “doctorate” in theology, but the dissertation was plagiarized to a great extent.
     
    Utterly.

    He wasn't a real doctor, his real name wasn't Martin Luther King, and he used church funds to hire prostitutes some of whom he'd beat up.

    ((Communists)) wrote most every speech he gave and even had to do his taxes for him.

    If I had to guess I'd guess he was bumped off once the cold calculation was made he was more useful dead than alive to "the cause".

    Supposedly the full file on MLK will be released in 2027, but a lot can happen between then and now.
    , @Triumph104
    I would say that about half of black preachers lie about having a real doctorate. They either purchased a doctorate from a diploma mill or have an honorary doctorate from a no-name bible college. With the exception of some immigrant groups, American blacks don't care where these so-called doctorates come from.

    Evelyn Bethune, the granddaughter of Mary McLeod Bethune who founded Bethune-Cookman College (now University), was kicked out of the University of Florida's PhD program in the early 90s. She had misappropriated funds for a university program that she headed and had failed to inform the university that she had a prior conviction for writing bad checks.

    Bethune, nonetheless, has referred to herself as "doctor" ever since and an internet search will show numerous results referring to her as "Dr. Evelyn Bethune", including her Twitter account.

    In January, Bethune pleaded no contest to embezzling over $23,000 from a women's group to which she belonged. She will be sentenced this month.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    You mean this isn't Barbara Boxer?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdzWpoNSSjU
    , @Autochthon
    The irony here is that many military men will call you by your title as a sign of disrespect.

    SirA and Ma'am (Madame) are honorific forma of address which convey respect regardless of context; I call retail clerks young enough to be my son,"sir" because I'm not an asshole.

    Calling someone lieutenant, commander, or some other title is more nuanced. It recognises the person does indeed hold that rank and is indisputably, properly addressed by that title, but doesn't necessarily mean the speakers has an iota of repect for the person so addressed.

    So a beloved captain is "sir" or even "skipper," whereas a despised officer (or senator) may without exception be called by his (or her) title.

    I expect the cranky bitch interrogating her better here understands none of this stuff; she probably couldn't tell the difference between a colonel and a major.
    , @Jack D
    Who can forget Doctor Professor Christine Blasey Ford? How many times during her testimony did the Dem Senators refer to her as Doctor? Has anyone counted?
    , @TelfoedJohn
    https://youtu.be/sJe19wjctMw
  32. But what if another cause of this unexpected trend in car-pedestrian fatal encounters is a growing attitude in the English-speaking world that it’s racist for a person like me, with all my Intersectional Pokemon Points, to have to defer to my moral inferiors just to avoid a crash?

    In the South Bay, I observe close calls are due to either dummy maneuvers by erratic lane changers in muscle cars or jack asses in monster SUVs or pickups cutting you off to assert dominance. Erratic lane changers tend to be speedy Mexicans while the cutters are usually white.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    "In the South Bay, I observe close calls are due to either dummy maneuvers by erratic lane changers in muscle cars or jack asses in monster SUVs or pickups cutting you off to assert dominance. Erratic lane changers tend to be speedy Mexicans while the cutters are usually white."

    In London and Birmingham there's a lot of bad and/or selfish driving, but the only real insane/Mad Max/F-you driving I've seen is young black guys (manic just-for-the-hell-it lane swapping in-and-outs at speed with a stereo audible a mile away, u-turns in the middle of gridlocked traffic, blasting down residential side streets over speed bumps like a rally driver). It's quite effective (i.e. little response from other motorists) because if the guy's prepared to drive like that, what kind of stuff will he pull if he gets annoyed with someone?

    Out in the sticks the Max Power, tweaked muscle car brigade are mostly young white guys, but they tend to save their mania for ring road races or retail centre car parks at midnight.
  33. @RW
    Don’t think so, Steve. Smartphones are a better explanation. And immigrants coming from Asia, where everyone walks in the street, and Latin America, where drivers may be more used to avoiding pedestrians crossing in the middle of traffic, are better explanations.

    Where can we find info about this increase in pedestrian fatalities?

    Smartphones are a better explanation.

    They’re having a big effect on street etiquette here in Hong Kong.

    At the best of times, walking in Hong Kong is intermittently stressful, as there are lots of people pretty much everywhere. On the whole, it’s tolerable, as most people here aren’t into personal confrontations.

    But recently there’s been a rapid spread of people walking through subway stations, strolling along in shopping malls, and even out on the street, including crossing them (!), without ever looking up from their smartphones. They rely 100% on the kindness of strangers to watch out for them and avoid them. I’ve seen this practice from both males and females, ranging from children right up to the elderly.

    • Replies: @Lot
    The sidewalks are too uneven for that to work here. I will do it for 30 seconds at most.

    Mexican sidewalks regularly feature 1 to 6 feet holes you can fall into, so nobody walks glued to their phone there. Sometimes there are also cables at face level you can slam into.

    I dislike long walks with someone else or a group of people going the same speed behind me. I will speed up or let them pass. About 80% of people do the same.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    This is when you need to take a few minutes, turn on your phone camera, and record people busting their heads on light poles. Perhaps these light poles or other obstructions could be set up in various new places by some friends, even, specifically for your videos. Put it all on your own youtube channel, and MONETIZE, MONETIZE, MONETIZE!
    , @Anonymous
    I've noticed people in shopping center parking lots crossing the road without looking up from their phone. Even when not using a phone, many people cross the road when a car is coming without making any eye contact with drivers. I have no idea why these people seem to have so much confidence in other drivers. I once heard someone suggest that maybe such individuals are looking for a lawsuit, but I find that pretty hard to believe. Being hit by a car sounds pretty awful and could cause permanent injury ... or death.
  34. @R.G. Camara
    I remember an old affirmative action token corporate media writer who wrote a supposedly true tale about, when he was younger, he would deliberately walk with a full head of steam into whites, to prove how racist they were or something.

    He called it, "Scattering the Pigeons."

    I heard that exact same story retold by my father from a black coworker of his.

  35. I read this as Charlotte Riley and her ilk (spoiled Beckys) are creating this problem, while Greg Howard and his ilk (self-absorbed Tyrones) assume that they are the only ones on the receiving end.

    My own (white male) experience is that black females are the most self-consciously obstructive on sidewalks, and unlike the little Charlottes, whose obstruction attempts are merely amusing, the Shaniquas got the girth to back it up.

    • Agree: fish
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    OT, but A.M. I wrote you back on that question about Blind Mountain and the true story. It was in the late 1990's.
  36. @Almost Missouri
    Since I know y'all are wondering...

    https://cdn.southampton.ac.uk/assets/imported/transforms/site/staff-profile/Photo/93A6962C427F4822BDDA38AB99D22C1D/Charlotte%20Riley2.jpg_SIA_JPG_fit_to_width_INLINE.jpg

    There's video at

    https://youtu.be/YSjBbd86AKU

    She looks like Terry Jones's love child.

    Her fingers are ring-free.

    She has a sort of little girl voice which is either trying to be posh or trying to suppress innate poshness.

    Also, she claims it is "very exciting" to be in Canada.

    She overuses the word “so,” often just leaving it hanging there to no effect.

    The Youtube auto-transcript feature thinks she said “so” 144 times in that 77 minutes of talking, or two “so’s” per minute (minus any false-positives, plus any false-negatives).

    It’s not the number, though, but the fluffery of her “so’s” that is problematic.

    Also, a little too much vocal fry.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
    https://youtu.be/1ZgxeX2dCnQ?t=5m40s
  37. Greg Howard and Charlotte Riley are just the zeitgeist’s Diversified update to Dostoevsky’s narcissistic narrator in Notes from Underground.

    This underappreciated, educated striver likewise details his heroic journey to reclaim the streets from his phony social betters by bumping into them like an autistic troll.

    “”Why must you invariably be the first to move aside?” I kept asking myself in hysterical rage, waking up sometimes at three o’clock in the morning.”

    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/600/600-h/600-h.htm

  38. Whenever a woman is approaching me on a sidewalk, I just manspread in front of her and she runs away.

    • Replies: @Lot
    Buzz, do you ever dress appropriately?

    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/29587152258_e32013b424_o_d.jpg
    , @fish

    Whenever a woman is approaching me on a sidewalk, I just manspread in front of her and she runs away.
     
    I could recreate the act......I just can’t carry off the look!

    Salute!
    , @Olorin
    Utilikilt? Or Stumptown?
  39. ‘“Intersectional Intersection” would be a good reality game show in which contestants first give the equivalent of a college application essay listing all their claims to Diversity Pokemon Points, then play Chicken.’

    This supposedly used to actually be a problem back in the old Yugoslavia. There were all these one lane mountain roads, you see, and of course no Yugoslav driver was ever going to yield the right of way, so…

  40. Lot says:

    I jaywalk and cross against the light when sober, but while on marijuana I’m too scared and slow to mentally process car speed and distance, so I wait for the crosswalk signals.

    People who smoke marijuana daily or more are less impaired by it and seem to drive OK. I don’t and would be to scared to do so as with jaywalking.

    I have done video game reflex tests to see the percentage impairment, and it is much lower than alcohol. Likewise, even when very high, you don’t stumble around, trip, and slur your words. There is a general mental depression, but not a distortion (beer goggles). And confidence decreases.

    • Replies: @Pericles

    People who smoke marijuana daily or more are less impaired by it and seem to drive OK.

     

    I presume it's like drunk driving: you get used to it.
  41. With the coining of the concept of “Intersectional Intersection,” the iSteve universe has reached a Mondrian-like state of pure simplicity.

    Ne plus ultra.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    Well said.
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    Agreed.

    http://www.belligea.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Pete-Mondrian-2.jpg
    One of my favorite painters, BTW, despite my criticisms of modern art. His works are pure, OCD heaven. Safe spaces for sufferers.
    , @ThreeCranes
    “Intersectionality” has become a display-that-is-meant-to-distract word which is used by pseudo intellectuals who are neither willing nor capable of teasing out the historical and logical steps taking place in human interpersonal interaction.

    Hypostatize, def. “to treat or regard (a concept, idea, etc.) as a distinct substance or reality.”

    Humans interact, they don’t intersect.
  42. @MikeatMikedotMike
    Clever.

    The finished version of that comment is still in moderation, possibly it will come Tuesday. When I make a clear error the comment blasts straight through.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
    I actually thought you were doing a bit related to your comment - like you were typing the comment on your cell about getting into an accident right as you got into an accident.

    I was amused in any event so you can keep the compliment, that is, when you see this reply in the next week or so.
  43. More and more people apparently feel that “I morally deserve, due to centuries of slavery, sexism, redlining, transphobia or whatever, to walk or drive wherever I feel like going right now, and everybody else ought to get the hell out of my way.”

    In essence, it’s this: racism and sexism are so horrible that we must practice them at every available opportunity, from here to eternity.

    • Replies: @Neuday
    It does seem, as our evil white Christian civilization declines, that everything comes down to rationalizing gibsmedat.
  44. Lot says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Smartphones are a better explanation.

     

    They're having a big effect on street etiquette here in Hong Kong.

    At the best of times, walking in Hong Kong is intermittently stressful, as there are lots of people pretty much everywhere. On the whole, it's tolerable, as most people here aren't into personal confrontations.

    But recently there's been a rapid spread of people walking through subway stations, strolling along in shopping malls, and even out on the street, including crossing them (!), without ever looking up from their smartphones. They rely 100% on the kindness of strangers to watch out for them and avoid them. I've seen this practice from both males and females, ranging from children right up to the elderly.

    The sidewalks are too uneven for that to work here. I will do it for 30 seconds at most.

    Mexican sidewalks regularly feature 1 to 6 feet holes you can fall into, so nobody walks glued to their phone there. Sometimes there are also cables at face level you can slam into.

    I dislike long walks with someone else or a group of people going the same speed behind me. I will speed up or let them pass. About 80% of people do the same.

  45. @TheMediumIsTheMassage
    OT but Steve I hope you cover what's happening Michael Jackson right now and in the near future. We're seeing him getting Me Too'd in real time (BBC just banned his music) thanks to the new documentary on his alleged child abuse that just finished airing on HBO. It's incredible because for the past ten years, since his death, the same media that is about to go all-out in erasing him from existence built him up as the ultimate music icon, bestowing tribute upon tribute and praise upon praise and completely sweeping aside all the past allegations, trials, etc. Me Too caught up to him, but it will be a real test of how far the 'movement' can go, since he's by far the biggest star to be caught up in something like this. R. Kelly is peanuts compared to him. But it really is going to be an Orwellian 'we've always been at war with Eastasia' moment in terms of the media.

    A generation of leftists who have never read or seen 1984 or Z (at the end of which, a fictitious representation of the Greek military government bans an inane assortment of things, including the letter Z, which in Greek would enable rebels to spell that their assassinated leader is still alive). More likely in the case of their long-marching handlers, they don’t care.

  46. If they didn’t insist on living in big, crowded cities alongside millions of people, they wouldn’t keep slamming into people on the sidewalks. What these writers actually want, though they don’t know it themselves, is small town quiet and small town civility.

  47. @R.G. Camara
    I dated a feminazi for a while before I woke up and found my balls, and she used to yell at me for holding the door for her. That cured that chivalry from me. Now I let it slam in each female's face, and if they complain or make a face I just shrug and say, "Equal rights!"

    Seems to be a trend. Maybe, one day, traditional social values will return. Unlike Franco Harris, however, I will give a warning “Heads Up” or “Excuse Me” before cutting through the line. No “Immaculate Re/con/ceptions” yet to report from any of these interactions.

    • Replies: @Danindc
    Franco was known for running out of bounds to avoid contact...
  48. @Buzz Mohawk
    Whenever a woman is approaching me on a sidewalk, I just manspread in front of her and she runs away.

    https://kiltmaninsocal.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/dscf08801.jpg

    Buzz, do you ever dress appropriately?

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    I, for one, object to the constant intrusions of cut-rate gay porn on this blog.
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    Only while on marijuana, if I'm feeling paranoid.
  49. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Smartphones are a better explanation.

     

    They're having a big effect on street etiquette here in Hong Kong.

    At the best of times, walking in Hong Kong is intermittently stressful, as there are lots of people pretty much everywhere. On the whole, it's tolerable, as most people here aren't into personal confrontations.

    But recently there's been a rapid spread of people walking through subway stations, strolling along in shopping malls, and even out on the street, including crossing them (!), without ever looking up from their smartphones. They rely 100% on the kindness of strangers to watch out for them and avoid them. I've seen this practice from both males and females, ranging from children right up to the elderly.

    This is when you need to take a few minutes, turn on your phone camera, and record people busting their heads on light poles. Perhaps these light poles or other obstructions could be set up in various new places by some friends, even, specifically for your videos. Put it all on your own youtube channel, and MONETIZE, MONETIZE, MONETIZE!

  50. Anon[389] • Disclaimer says:

    If there’s a surprising rise in cars killing pedestrians, it undoubtedly has a lot to do with many more immigrant drivers from third world countries who have taken to the wheel for the first time in first world countries, combined with the fad for pedestrian crosswalks that require the car to give way to the pedestrian in the crosswalk. Quite often, drivers are not given enough reaction time when someone just walks out in front of them. Also, in the third world, they drive like idiots and don’t see any reason to change once they’re in the West.

  51. @Almost Missouri
    I read this as Charlotte Riley and her ilk (spoiled Beckys) are creating this problem, while Greg Howard and his ilk (self-absorbed Tyrones) assume that they are the only ones on the receiving end.

    My own (white male) experience is that black females are the most self-consciously obstructive on sidewalks, and unlike the little Charlottes, whose obstruction attempts are merely amusing, the Shaniquas got the girth to back it up.

    OT, but A.M. I wrote you back on that question about Blind Mountain and the true story. It was in the late 1990’s.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    Oh thanks. I lost track. Can you give me a link?
  52. @Iron Pastoral
    Someone should set up an experiment in which Greg Howard and Charlotte Riley are made to walk straight at each other. Who, according to the laws of Intersectionalism, would have to give way to whom?

    Race trumps sex

  53. @Anon
    OT

    I've noticed that black people with any sort of advanced credential make a point of using it, even when it is irrelevant to what their current job is.

    https://twitter.com/Freek_Vermeulen/status/1094902393555353600

    "Dr." Martin Luther King did have a "doctorate" in theology, but the dissertation was plagiarized to a great extent.

    Black Ivy League law grads who never practiced law and often never passed the bar will never fail to include a mention of their degree, no matter how brief the bio. Ivy League law degress for blacks are a form of affirmative action reparations in my view.

    Women in the thread to that tweet above complain that they overuse their title to avoid being called Mrs. or Ms. The horror! The disresprect! As Barbara Boxer would say, "Don't call me ma'am!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0CprVYsG0k

    Teachers and administrators in K-12 education are the worst for insisting that everyone, from students to colleagues to parents to the press, call them Dr. SoAndSo. And of course they have the least regarded terminal degrees, mostly EdDs from fly by night diploma mills. It’s embarrassing.

    • Replies: @Triumph104
    John Deasy, a white man and the former superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District, received a PhD from the University of Louisville in only four months. He attended from January 12, 2004 to May 8, 2004. Deasy is currently the superintendent of Stockton Unified School District.
  54. @Almost Missouri
    Since I know y'all are wondering...

    https://cdn.southampton.ac.uk/assets/imported/transforms/site/staff-profile/Photo/93A6962C427F4822BDDA38AB99D22C1D/Charlotte%20Riley2.jpg_SIA_JPG_fit_to_width_INLINE.jpg

    There's video at

    https://youtu.be/YSjBbd86AKU

    She looks like Terry Jones's love child.

    Her fingers are ring-free.

    She has a sort of little girl voice which is either trying to be posh or trying to suppress innate poshness.

    Also, she claims it is "very exciting" to be in Canada.

    Since moderation got jammed up today, sorry for the repeat video, but this is on-topic, at least:

    Let’s put our money on our favorite in a mano-a-womano contest of Patriarchy Sidewalk Chicken:

    Charlotte Riley vs. the lead singer of The Verve:

    (Like Captain Kirk during Starfleet training, I’m gonna think outside the box here and go with the hottie who’s hood this guy walked on.)

    • Replies: @Malcolm X-Lax
    Great reference!
    , @Captain Tripps

    Charlotte Riley vs. the lead singer of The Verve
     
    Ah yes, Richard Ashcroft. He has that stereotypical gangly English dude look. I can easily imagine him as a medieval English footsoldier with mail and pike and that funny looking helmet.

    In his solo career post-Verve, hasn't done very much of note, but he did record a catchy single, "Are You Ready?", that never really gained traction after it was released. I only took note of it because I heard the song as part of the closing credits to that so-so Matt Damon-Emily Blunt movie, The Adjusment Bureau.

    Maybe it didn't catch on because of its not-so-subtle Christian themes; people mistook it for "Christian Rock" (though Ashcroft isn't a player in that genre) and were turned off.

    https://youtu.be/-c1NHxFGrkg
  55. @Steve Sailer
    We could have a reality show called Intersectional Intersections in which those who don't veer aside at the last moment lose.

    Round 1:

    Wheelchair Lesbian v Black Burka Muslima

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    The irresistible force meets the unmovable object? Before I put any money down, how do I know you didn't put a ringer inside that burkha, maybe a Clemson Tigers linebacker? On the other hand that disabled lesbian could have been doping up too. She kinda looks it.
    , @Mr McKenna
    I have trouble calling that one but I sure do love the game.
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    Wheelchair Lesbian wins this round, though Black Burka Muslima would probably get away with parking in one of Wheelchair's thousands of reserved spaces.
  56. @R.G. Camara
    I remember an old affirmative action token corporate media writer who wrote a supposedly true tale about, when he was younger, he would deliberately walk with a full head of steam into whites, to prove how racist they were or something.

    He called it, "Scattering the Pigeons."

    In the 1960s I recall MLK walking on people’s shoes (So that they would ‘turn the other cheek’) or so it was reported…

  57. @Lot
    Buzz, do you ever dress appropriately?

    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/29587152258_e32013b424_o_d.jpg

    I, for one, object to the constant intrusions of cut-rate gay porn on this blog.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    Yes, it is disturbing.

    On another recent thread, I was going to post a picture of a Norwegian strongman who admitted using steroids, but then I thought, "Well, that would be a bit too homo for iSteve." So I didn't post it. But I might as well go ahead and put it here:

    https://cdn.treningsforum.no/images/portal/contest/nsm2008/DSC_0022.jpg

    (I mean, did they have to put the sword right between his legs? Everyone knows the Nords are gay as all get out, but that's going a bit too far.)

    Now, just to avoid any suggestions that I am anything less than a full-blooded hetero he-man, let me post a picture of a very sexy female athlete:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmsHm1gUwAAKTcJ.jpg

  58. @Intelligent Dasein
    With the coining of the concept of "Intersectional Intersection," the iSteve universe has reached a Mondrian-like state of pure simplicity.

    Ne plus ultra.

    Well said.

  59. @J.Ross
    The normalization of driver murder through Charlottesville looks deliberate. Writers at V-Dare have documented how, in the ghetto, it is normal to physically attack victims of a car accident without trying to establish what happened. Most of the victims of this are black. Around the same time this was starting to be discussed, protesters associated with Black Lives Matter and monument-removers prioritized the blocking of traffic. This wasn't the first time that idiot protesters thought it would be a good idea to block a vehicle, and legal procedure (and humorous gifs) will let you get through: proceed to nearest police station, turn yourself in, explain that you did not feel safe. However, in light of the Stalinist trial of James Fields (in which the judge specifically said that a driver breaking a line of protesters must be nothing else but a premeditated murderer), the universal triumphing of violent criminal protesters, and the undisguised activism of judges, it's not clear that frightened drivers will continue to be regarded as victims. That's crazy, because ghetto roadside assistance makes it a totally justified and necessary practice, and the protesters who voluntarily and illegally choose to interrupt traffic should be completely responsible for whatever happens. The Yellow Vests have lost a few people to drivers because they originally blocked parts of highways. That's still going on by the way.

    Anyone who’s lived in a city with a critical mass of negroes knows full well that they’ll aim their cars at you at every available opportunity, yet walk right into traffic whenever they perceive a white person behind the wheel. They know that if you hit them then 1) they win the ghetto lottery and 2) you get hauled up on civil-rights charges.

  60. @Lot
    Round 1:

    Wheelchair Lesbian v Black Burka Muslima

    https://farm1.static.flickr.com/558/19611346123_0cbf976ea2_b.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/06/Niqab_in_England_2007.jpg/250px-Niqab_in_England_2007.jpg

    The irresistible force meets the unmovable object? Before I put any money down, how do I know you didn’t put a ringer inside that burkha, maybe a Clemson Tigers linebacker? On the other hand that disabled lesbian could have been doping up too. She kinda looks it.

  61. @Hail
    I think this is in response to an earlier version of my comment above (deleted to dodge the tyranny of the edit window).

    For the record: Yes, the Charlotte Riley writing the OP editorial is not the actress but the Professor of History at the Univ of Southampton, seen in this pic.


    The other is about what you’d expect
     
    Not sure how to take this ambiguous remark, but Dr Riley (presumably b. circa mid 1980s), the authoress here, is not ugly -- even if her politics are. Maybe she's more to be pitied than scolded. A victim of society.

    the authoress here, is not ugly — even if her politics are.

    She’s all yours, mate. Typical smug, entitled mien. All yours.

    • Agree: Kylie
  62. The intersectional chickens have come home to roost.

  63. @Lot
    Buzz, do you ever dress appropriately?

    https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1824/29587152258_e32013b424_o_d.jpg

    Only while on marijuana, if I’m feeling paranoid.

  64. @Lot
    Round 1:

    Wheelchair Lesbian v Black Burka Muslima

    https://farm1.static.flickr.com/558/19611346123_0cbf976ea2_b.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/06/Niqab_in_England_2007.jpg/250px-Niqab_in_England_2007.jpg

    I have trouble calling that one but I sure do love the game.

  65. @Hank Yobo
    Seems to be a trend. Maybe, one day, traditional social values will return. Unlike Franco Harris, however, I will give a warning "Heads Up" or "Excuse Me" before cutting through the line. No "Immaculate Re/con/ceptions" yet to report from any of these interactions.

    Franco was known for running out of bounds to avoid contact…

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Earl Campbell, in contrast, was known for turning upfield to get every last inch of yardage, which worked superbly for his first 3 years in the NFL, but hasn't worked so well for the rest of Mr. Campbell's pain-plagued life.
    , @Known Fact
    John Riggins might work if you specifically need a white RB role model.
  66. @Steve Sailer
    We could have a reality show called Intersectional Intersections in which those who don't veer aside at the last moment lose.

    I recall reading that young aristocratic toughs in the 14th-17th centuries would walk arms akimbo (you see this pose often in portraits) in order to bump and bait lesser-privileged pedestrians into a confrontation. At which point they would be allowed to legally draw their swords. Ms. Riley seems to be using the same tactic.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Samurai were allowed to do this in Japan up until the 19th century. In the early days of European presence in Japan this led to some unfortunate cultural misunderstandings.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namamugi_Incident
    , @ThreeCranes
    Yeah, but Ms. Riley doesn't need to carry a literal sword. She can stride confidently in the knowledge that our entire legal system stands in readiness to reinforce her claims against any white male unfortunate enough to cross her path. The System has her back.
  67. • Replies: @Mr McKenna

    Man accused in Mollie Tibbetts' slaying wants trial moved to a county with ‘substantial’ Latino representation
     
    Well that'd be cool. Can white people ask for white juries too?*

    Seriously: What does the phrase "jury of your peers" mean?

    _________________________
    *Come to think of it, most white people 'hate white people'..

  68. @Intelligent Dasein
    With the coining of the concept of "Intersectional Intersection," the iSteve universe has reached a Mondrian-like state of pure simplicity.

    Ne plus ultra.

    Agreed.


    One of my favorite painters, BTW, despite my criticisms of modern art. His works are pure, OCD heaven. Safe spaces for sufferers.

    • Agree: Lot
  69. Clint Eastwood addressed this phenomenon some decades ago:

  70. @Danindc
    Franco was known for running out of bounds to avoid contact...

    Earl Campbell, in contrast, was known for turning upfield to get every last inch of yardage, which worked superbly for his first 3 years in the NFL, but hasn’t worked so well for the rest of Mr. Campbell’s pain-plagued life.

    • Replies: @Dtbb
    Walter Payton is my favorite player ever. He always seemed to be the hitter and not the hittee.
  71. “Someone should set up an experiment in which Greg Howard and Charlotte Riley are made to walk straight at each other. Who, according to the laws of Intersectionalism, would have to give way to whom?”

    That sounds like one of those experiments the social psychologists run — though not as elaborate as the Stanford University prison experiment.

    The New Statesman, like its Amercian mate The Nation magazine, must be getting increasingly eccentric.

  72. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    OT

    I've noticed that black people with any sort of advanced credential make a point of using it, even when it is irrelevant to what their current job is.

    https://twitter.com/Freek_Vermeulen/status/1094902393555353600

    "Dr." Martin Luther King did have a "doctorate" in theology, but the dissertation was plagiarized to a great extent.

    Black Ivy League law grads who never practiced law and often never passed the bar will never fail to include a mention of their degree, no matter how brief the bio. Ivy League law degress for blacks are a form of affirmative action reparations in my view.

    Women in the thread to that tweet above complain that they overuse their title to avoid being called Mrs. or Ms. The horror! The disresprect! As Barbara Boxer would say, "Don't call me ma'am!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0CprVYsG0k

    “Dr.” Martin Luther King did have a “doctorate” in theology, but the dissertation was plagiarized to a great extent.

    Utterly.

    He wasn’t a real doctor, his real name wasn’t Martin Luther King, and he used church funds to hire prostitutes some of whom he’d beat up.

    ((Communists)) wrote most every speech he gave and even had to do his taxes for him.

    If I had to guess I’d guess he was bumped off once the cold calculation was made he was more useful dead than alive to “the cause”.

    Supposedly the full file on MLK will be released in 2027, but a lot can happen between then and now.

  73. @Lot
    Round 1:

    Wheelchair Lesbian v Black Burka Muslima

    https://farm1.static.flickr.com/558/19611346123_0cbf976ea2_b.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/06/Niqab_in_England_2007.jpg/250px-Niqab_in_England_2007.jpg

    Wheelchair Lesbian wins this round, though Black Burka Muslima would probably get away with parking in one of Wheelchair’s thousands of reserved spaces.

    • Replies: @Simply Simon
    Are you suggesting that the Americans With Disabilities Act might on occasion be taken advantage of by someone with ability? How could that possibly happen in America?
  74. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Smartphones are a better explanation.

     

    They're having a big effect on street etiquette here in Hong Kong.

    At the best of times, walking in Hong Kong is intermittently stressful, as there are lots of people pretty much everywhere. On the whole, it's tolerable, as most people here aren't into personal confrontations.

    But recently there's been a rapid spread of people walking through subway stations, strolling along in shopping malls, and even out on the street, including crossing them (!), without ever looking up from their smartphones. They rely 100% on the kindness of strangers to watch out for them and avoid them. I've seen this practice from both males and females, ranging from children right up to the elderly.

    I’ve noticed people in shopping center parking lots crossing the road without looking up from their phone. Even when not using a phone, many people cross the road when a car is coming without making any eye contact with drivers. I have no idea why these people seem to have so much confidence in other drivers. I once heard someone suggest that maybe such individuals are looking for a lawsuit, but I find that pretty hard to believe. Being hit by a car sounds pretty awful and could cause permanent injury … or death.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    I don't get it either. Maybe they're just trusting types. It would be interesting to know how that behavior correlates with politics. I'll bet it does — that heedless crossers tend toward liberalism.

    "People are good and, worldwide, they're basically the same; they just want a better life."
    , @Autochthon
    I've been hit by cars three times. Once I was on a bicycle, minding my own business, and some idiot drove up behind and into me. Fortunately I fell to the side, but my bicycle was mangled irreparably. The policeman who showed up didn't even cite the motorist; he berated me for having the audacity to competently and legally drive my bicyle on the street.

    Another time a motorist turning into traffic after checking for vehicles but, apparently, not pedestrians, got me as I walked across the entrance to the area he was pilling out of. I managed to essentially jump onto his hood and avoid going under the car, then as I rolled toward the sidewalk a strap of my pack somehow entangled with his mirror, so he dragged me a good ten yards before stopping.

    The place he was leaving was Air Station Miramar.

    He was a teenaged marine.

    Fortunately for me, the guys in the car right behind him were a couple of corpsman (or "corpse-men," according to certain Democratic politicians). They checked me over and offered to take me to the base's infirmary, but I was in miraculously good shape, with soft tissue damage and abrasions. I declined.

    Afterward, I realised I was doubtless in shock through all the aftermath. My phone had fallen from my person and been run over (no, I'd not been looking at it). In retrospect, had I been thinking and possessed of my faculties, I should have accepter the corpsmen's offer, and insisted on speaking to the bases's administration. I could probably have had the marine's commanding officer take his pay to cover my expenses and replace my phone, and had the satisfaction of knowing the little shit was not going to be driving anywhere for a few months and probably standing a lot of shitty watches and picking up garbage around the base to boot. Lord knows what I could have gotten out of it if I'd had some Lionel Hutz or Jackie Chiles character sue the marines under a theory of respondeat superior.

    Alas for the road not taken by us non-litigious sorts, I digress. The sweetest remuneration imaginable would not be chosen oven not experiencing the terror and trauma of that brief trip as an involuntary passenger. I can affirm emphatically only those who don't know what it's like to actually be run down by an automobile are stupid enough to think it's a good way to make money from a lawsuit.

    Fun fact: People like me used to wind up very often with broken legs, being hit by bumpers then taking rides on hoods. Now they more commonly wind up with broken ribs or deadly trauma to vital organs and then run over.

    Smart readers will be able to guess what's changed.
  75. @Barnard
    OT: Mollie Tibbets killer wants his trial moved to a county with more diversity.


    https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2019/03/02/murder-trial-mollie-tibbetts-accused-killer-cristhian-rivera-move-county-poweshiek-iowa-brooklyn/3042192002/

    Man accused in Mollie Tibbetts’ slaying wants trial moved to a county with ‘substantial’ Latino representation

    Well that’d be cool. Can white people ask for white juries too?*

    Seriously: What does the phrase “jury of your peers” mean?

    _________________________
    *Come to think of it, most white people ‘hate white people’..

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    Presumably her father will be called as a character witness for the defense..
    , @Alfa158
    That’s exactly why it’s foolish for him to move the trial to a less White county. His best chance is to have a jury of Nordic cuckolds who will sympathize with him. People who will give credence to her father, if as you suggested he is called as a character witness, and can be led to conclude from Mollie’s social media that she herself would want her oppressed killer to go free and redeem his life. I think if I was his defense lawyer I would take that strategy with a jury of nice Midwestern Good Whites. It could be feasible to convince them that murder one is an overcharge, and therefore he should be acquitted so that the prosecutor can recharge him with something less serious like manslaughter. It might work.
    , @Pericles
    Move it to San Francisco and he'll walk free the same day.
  76. I’m walking down the sidewalk, minding my own business, and approaching me is a moron, staring at her phone. I can see that our paths intersect, but I’m a White Male, so I pretend to be just as stupidly oblivious as she is.
    We collide.
    Have I just committed an assault – even a battery?
    She drops her phone, and the sacred object is broken. Am I liable for the property damage?
    She falls and breaks her arm. Am I liable for her personal injury?
    I fall and break my arm. Is she liable for my injury?

    I foresee an emerging market in pedestrian liability insurance.

    • Replies: @jim jones
    All the girls at my University walk around like this, I have taken to blocking their path and shouting at them. It is very satisfying to see them jump.
  77. @Mr McKenna

    Man accused in Mollie Tibbetts' slaying wants trial moved to a county with ‘substantial’ Latino representation
     
    Well that'd be cool. Can white people ask for white juries too?*

    Seriously: What does the phrase "jury of your peers" mean?

    _________________________
    *Come to think of it, most white people 'hate white people'..

    Presumably her father will be called as a character witness for the defense..

  78. @Achmed E. Newman
    Since moderation got jammed up today, sorry for the repeat video, but this is on-topic, at least:

    Let's put our money on our favorite in a mano-a-womano contest of Patriarchy Sidewalk Chicken:

    Charlotte Riley vs. the lead singer of The Verve:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lyu1KKwC74

    (Like Captain Kirk during Starfleet training, I'm gonna think outside the box here and go with the hottie who's hood this guy walked on.)

    Great reference!

  79. @theo the kraut
    > the surprising rise in pedestrian deaths

    Migrants speeding and killing native pedestrians is increasingly a problem in Germany. As they often just get a slap on the wrist it seems like a fun way to kill people they don't like.

    Migrants speeding and killing native pedestrians is increasingly a problem in Germany. As they often just get a slap on the wrist it seems like a fun way to kill people they don’t like.

    Something has gone seriously–seriously–wrong with the brains of white people.

    We are being invaded, and not just invaded and forced to cede territory, but made to work for, provide for the invaders–i.e. enslaved–while they abuse us! But most shockingly all without the invaders actually bothering to beat us, or even show the slightest capability of being able to beat us.

    We’re just allowing invasion cause … “racism!”, “the Holocaust”, “colonialism”. White minds have been colonized by a weird lethal virus.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Something has gone seriously–seriously–wrong with the brains of white people.

    Someone I know suggested that perhaps radiation from cell towers/cell phones, especially since the advent of smartphones, is affecting people's brains. Perhaps it is.

    From an article in the journal Pathophysiology:

    Electromagnetic pollution from phone masts. Effects on wildlife.
    by Balmori A.

    Abstract
    A review on the impact of radiofrequency radiation from wireless telecommunications on wildlife is presented. Electromagnetic radiation is a form of environmental pollution which may hurt wildlife. Phone masts located in their living areas are irradiating continuously some species that could suffer long-term effects, like reduction of their natural defenses, deterioration of their health, problems in reproduction and reduction of their useful territory through habitat deterioration. Electromagnetic radiation can exert an aversive behavioral response in rats, bats and birds such as sparrows. Therefore microwave and radiofrequency pollution constitutes a potential cause for the decline of animal populations and deterioration of health of plants living near phone masts. To measure these effects urgent specific studies are necessary.

    Pathophysiology. 2009 Aug;16(2-3):191-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pathophys.2009.01.007.

  80. @Anon
    OT

    I've noticed that black people with any sort of advanced credential make a point of using it, even when it is irrelevant to what their current job is.

    https://twitter.com/Freek_Vermeulen/status/1094902393555353600

    "Dr." Martin Luther King did have a "doctorate" in theology, but the dissertation was plagiarized to a great extent.

    Black Ivy League law grads who never practiced law and often never passed the bar will never fail to include a mention of their degree, no matter how brief the bio. Ivy League law degress for blacks are a form of affirmative action reparations in my view.

    Women in the thread to that tweet above complain that they overuse their title to avoid being called Mrs. or Ms. The horror! The disresprect! As Barbara Boxer would say, "Don't call me ma'am!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0CprVYsG0k

    I would say that about half of black preachers lie about having a real doctorate. They either purchased a doctorate from a diploma mill or have an honorary doctorate from a no-name bible college. With the exception of some immigrant groups, American blacks don’t care where these so-called doctorates come from.

    Evelyn Bethune, the granddaughter of Mary McLeod Bethune who founded Bethune-Cookman College (now University), was kicked out of the University of Florida’s PhD program in the early 90s. She had misappropriated funds for a university program that she headed and had failed to inform the university that she had a prior conviction for writing bad checks.

    Bethune, nonetheless, has referred to herself as “doctor” ever since and an internet search will show numerous results referring to her as “Dr. Evelyn Bethune”, including her Twitter account.

    In January, Bethune pleaded no contest to embezzling over $23,000 from a women’s group to which she belonged. She will be sentenced this month.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Politicians in Mexico commonly claim to have Harvard or Yale degrees. Many attended for one semester or so.
  81. Anon[293] • Disclaimer says:

    Another one from the UK

    https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/11/i-decided-start-walking-down-street-man-spoiler-it-didn-t-go-well

    I decided to start walking down the street like a man. Spoiler: it didn’t go well

    The man stared in amazement as if I’d appeared in a puff of smoke. Then, it came: “F***ing b**ch, why aren’t you f***ing watching where you’re f***ing going?!”

  82. @Triumph104
    I would say that about half of black preachers lie about having a real doctorate. They either purchased a doctorate from a diploma mill or have an honorary doctorate from a no-name bible college. With the exception of some immigrant groups, American blacks don't care where these so-called doctorates come from.

    Evelyn Bethune, the granddaughter of Mary McLeod Bethune who founded Bethune-Cookman College (now University), was kicked out of the University of Florida's PhD program in the early 90s. She had misappropriated funds for a university program that she headed and had failed to inform the university that she had a prior conviction for writing bad checks.

    Bethune, nonetheless, has referred to herself as "doctor" ever since and an internet search will show numerous results referring to her as "Dr. Evelyn Bethune", including her Twitter account.

    In January, Bethune pleaded no contest to embezzling over $23,000 from a women's group to which she belonged. She will be sentenced this month.

    Politicians in Mexico commonly claim to have Harvard or Yale degrees. Many attended for one semester or so.

  83. …the surprising rise in pedestrian deaths in traffic accidents, and speculated on the causes (e.g., the proliferation of smartphones, but whether among drivers or pedestrians is unclear; or perhaps legal marijuana).

    Michelle Obama had the answer. We are just bigger targets now. And slower movers.

  84. @RationalExpressions
    Teachers and administrators in K-12 education are the worst for insisting that everyone, from students to colleagues to parents to the press, call them Dr. SoAndSo. And of course they have the least regarded terminal degrees, mostly EdDs from fly by night diploma mills. It’s embarrassing.

    John Deasy, a white man and the former superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District, received a PhD from the University of Louisville in only four months. He attended from January 12, 2004 to May 8, 2004. Deasy is currently the superintendent of Stockton Unified School District.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Yeah, that was a scam. The professor in charge of that U. of Louisville Ph.D. program went to jail.
    , @Autochthon
    Ah, Stockton: La Kinshasa del Norte.
  85. @Anon
    OT

    I've noticed that black people with any sort of advanced credential make a point of using it, even when it is irrelevant to what their current job is.

    https://twitter.com/Freek_Vermeulen/status/1094902393555353600

    "Dr." Martin Luther King did have a "doctorate" in theology, but the dissertation was plagiarized to a great extent.

    Black Ivy League law grads who never practiced law and often never passed the bar will never fail to include a mention of their degree, no matter how brief the bio. Ivy League law degress for blacks are a form of affirmative action reparations in my view.

    Women in the thread to that tweet above complain that they overuse their title to avoid being called Mrs. or Ms. The horror! The disresprect! As Barbara Boxer would say, "Don't call me ma'am!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0CprVYsG0k

    You mean this isn’t Barbara Boxer?

  86. @TheMediumIsTheMassage
    OT but Steve I hope you cover what's happening Michael Jackson right now and in the near future. We're seeing him getting Me Too'd in real time (BBC just banned his music) thanks to the new documentary on his alleged child abuse that just finished airing on HBO. It's incredible because for the past ten years, since his death, the same media that is about to go all-out in erasing him from existence built him up as the ultimate music icon, bestowing tribute upon tribute and praise upon praise and completely sweeping aside all the past allegations, trials, etc. Me Too caught up to him, but it will be a real test of how far the 'movement' can go, since he's by far the biggest star to be caught up in something like this. R. Kelly is peanuts compared to him. But it really is going to be an Orwellian 'we've always been at war with Eastasia' moment in terms of the media.

    I’ve wondered for a long time why Michael Jackson was given a pass. I never cared for his music, but after all the credible allegations it gave me a creepy feeling to continue to hear him talked about as if he were some innocent beloved Peter Pan.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    "I’ve wondered for a long time why Michael Jackson was given a pass."

    Michael Jackson was black, as is O. J. Simpson, who was given an even bigger pass after murdering two white people.
    , @stillCARealist
    The day they stop playing his gross songs at weddings and parties is the day I celebrate.

    I was working out at a gym last summer and a MJ song came on. someone alerted the coach and he said, "oh," and changed the song. Progress!
  87. All women should play patriarchy chicken and then we men can decide which to step aside for and which to permit a collision.

  88. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    Migrants speeding and killing native pedestrians is increasingly a problem in Germany. As they often just get a slap on the wrist it seems like a fun way to kill people they don’t like.
     
    Something has gone seriously--seriously--wrong with the brains of white people.

    We are being invaded, and not just invaded and forced to cede territory, but made to work for, provide for the invaders--i.e. enslaved--while they abuse us! But most shockingly all without the invaders actually bothering to beat us, or even show the slightest capability of being able to beat us.

    We're just allowing invasion cause ... "racism!", "the Holocaust", "colonialism". White minds have been colonized by a weird lethal virus.

    Something has gone seriously–seriously–wrong with the brains of white people.

    Someone I know suggested that perhaps radiation from cell towers/cell phones, especially since the advent of smartphones, is affecting people’s brains. Perhaps it is.

    From an article in the journal Pathophysiology:

    Electromagnetic pollution from phone masts. Effects on wildlife.
    by Balmori A.

    Abstract
    A review on the impact of radiofrequency radiation from wireless telecommunications on wildlife is presented. Electromagnetic radiation is a form of environmental pollution which may hurt wildlife. Phone masts located in their living areas are irradiating continuously some species that could suffer long-term effects, like reduction of their natural defenses, deterioration of their health, problems in reproduction and reduction of their useful territory through habitat deterioration. Electromagnetic radiation can exert an aversive behavioral response in rats, bats and birds such as sparrows. Therefore microwave and radiofrequency pollution constitutes a potential cause for the decline of animal populations and deterioration of health of plants living near phone masts. To measure these effects urgent specific studies are necessary.

    Pathophysiology. 2009 Aug;16(2-3):191-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pathophys.2009.01.007.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    Microwaves cause microaggressions - is that what you want to say? - But that's so obvious, that it leans towards the oxymoronic, doesn't it? - This might prove even, that micro-morons do already exist. So - beware!
  89. @Anonymous
    I've noticed people in shopping center parking lots crossing the road without looking up from their phone. Even when not using a phone, many people cross the road when a car is coming without making any eye contact with drivers. I have no idea why these people seem to have so much confidence in other drivers. I once heard someone suggest that maybe such individuals are looking for a lawsuit, but I find that pretty hard to believe. Being hit by a car sounds pretty awful and could cause permanent injury ... or death.

    I don’t get it either. Maybe they’re just trusting types. It would be interesting to know how that behavior correlates with politics. I’ll bet it does — that heedless crossers tend toward liberalism.

    “People are good and, worldwide, they’re basically the same; they just want a better life.”

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    The world is becoming more black. Ever drive through a black neighborhood? Ambling across the middle of the street and making you slow down or wait is de rigueur.
  90. @Dtbb
    Florida is the most dangerous place to be a pedestrian. It predates the late Obama age collapse. People in cars just don't consider that pedestrians may be around. With right turn on red people just roar up to the intersection and cross into crosswalks only thinking of themselves. Back in 2006 I had a nearby job and just walked to work. In the morning it was a constant life threatening experience. Cell phones have just made it worse.

    Growing up in Miami, I learned at an early age that the safest place to cross a road is halfway between two traffic lights. A childhood friend of mine ended up as a paraplegic because he was foolish enough to use the crosswalk.

    Another guy I knew ended up dying in a freak accident after a driver veered off the road straight into the bus bench where he was sitting. His girlfriend later told me that both of his legs were completely severed.

    • Replies: @Sabril
    This is another area where Israel is ahead of the times. Bus stops in Israel generally have bollards to deter ramming attacks.
    , @donut
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki8BLLnWyJY
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    To me, it's always been obvious (try telling your parents that) that crossing big streets in the big city is safer midway down the block, no matter what the cops have to say about it. There are only 2 paths you can go by, but in the long run, there's still time to change the road you're on ... the cars can come from.

    At an intersection, there are rights on reds, lefts on greens, people running the lights both ways, etc., and to be positively safe you've got to keep swiveling your head 120-deg back and forth to see all of it.

    BTW, I was in Seattle one time, where people seemed very obedient about the crosswalks, and I watched an old lady stare at that orange/white crosswalk light thingy until it properly turned white for crossing. She didn't take a single look at the road, though, and just started across!. Stupid respect for authoritah, that's what that is.
  91. @Triumph104
    John Deasy, a white man and the former superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District, received a PhD from the University of Louisville in only four months. He attended from January 12, 2004 to May 8, 2004. Deasy is currently the superintendent of Stockton Unified School District.

    Yeah, that was a scam. The professor in charge of that U. of Louisville Ph.D. program went to jail.

  92. @International Jew
    I don't get it either. Maybe they're just trusting types. It would be interesting to know how that behavior correlates with politics. I'll bet it does — that heedless crossers tend toward liberalism.

    "People are good and, worldwide, they're basically the same; they just want a better life."

    The world is becoming more black. Ever drive through a black neighborhood? Ambling across the middle of the street and making you slow down or wait is de rigueur.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The world is becoming more black. Ever drive through a black neighborhood? Ambling across the middle of the street and making you slow down or wait is de rigueur.
     
    That used to be the practice in the white world as well. Until somebody had the mad idea to give all the rights to drivers.

    And it still is in white exurbs, where sidewalks have never been built. You either have to jaywalk, or trespass.
    , @Sabril
    That might be the most difficult to solve problem with automated cars. How do you stop youths from walking in front of them, knowing they will stoo?
    , @International Jew
    My hypothesis about heedless crossing and a trusting nature only applies to white people.
  93. Male white men and male white boys, too. Slavoj Zizek made the referee and found, that Nick from Catholic school sure behaved in an inexcusable manner towards Nathan Phillips, the Indian Vietnam Veteran – oh, and Zizek declared, that whether this Vietnam Veteran actually was in Vietnam and fought there or not is completely uninteresting, because in fact, the man clearly identified with American soldiers, who once did fight the Imperial war in Vietnam.
    (Zizeks article is in German and behind a paywall:)
    https://www.welt.de/kultur/plus189663613/Slavoj-Zizek-Authentizitaet-ist-auch-keine-Loesung.html

  94. @Hank Yobo
    I'm frequently confronted by phalanxes of women marching in lockstep while yammering to each other or staring at their cellphones. I used to be a gentleman and stepped aside to let them pass. Now, in the spirit of equality among the sexes, I pretend I'm Franco Harris following Mike Webster through an opposing defensive line. My stress and frustration levels have dramatically declined. Pick your own favorite running back-lineman combination and relive the joys of youth during your daily city commute. I no longer open or hold doors for women either (unless they are elderly or within my family or social circle).

    See my comment 177 from Steve’s pevious post. I sent comment to wrong post.

  95. @Hank Yobo
    I'm frequently confronted by phalanxes of women marching in lockstep while yammering to each other or staring at their cellphones. I used to be a gentleman and stepped aside to let them pass. Now, in the spirit of equality among the sexes, I pretend I'm Franco Harris following Mike Webster through an opposing defensive line. My stress and frustration levels have dramatically declined. Pick your own favorite running back-lineman combination and relive the joys of youth during your daily city commute. I no longer open or hold doors for women either (unless they are elderly or within my family or social circle).

    See my comment 177 from Case Closed! post. I sent it to wrong post.

  96. @Anonymous
    Something has gone seriously–seriously–wrong with the brains of white people.

    Someone I know suggested that perhaps radiation from cell towers/cell phones, especially since the advent of smartphones, is affecting people's brains. Perhaps it is.

    From an article in the journal Pathophysiology:

    Electromagnetic pollution from phone masts. Effects on wildlife.
    by Balmori A.

    Abstract
    A review on the impact of radiofrequency radiation from wireless telecommunications on wildlife is presented. Electromagnetic radiation is a form of environmental pollution which may hurt wildlife. Phone masts located in their living areas are irradiating continuously some species that could suffer long-term effects, like reduction of their natural defenses, deterioration of their health, problems in reproduction and reduction of their useful territory through habitat deterioration. Electromagnetic radiation can exert an aversive behavioral response in rats, bats and birds such as sparrows. Therefore microwave and radiofrequency pollution constitutes a potential cause for the decline of animal populations and deterioration of health of plants living near phone masts. To measure these effects urgent specific studies are necessary.

    Pathophysiology. 2009 Aug;16(2-3):191-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pathophys.2009.01.007.

    Microwaves cause microaggressions – is that what you want to say? – But that’s so obvious, that it leans towards the oxymoronic, doesn’t it? – This might prove even, that micro-morons do already exist. So – beware!

  97. @Mr McKenna
    I, for one, object to the constant intrusions of cut-rate gay porn on this blog.

    Yes, it is disturbing.

    On another recent thread, I was going to post a picture of a Norwegian strongman who admitted using steroids, but then I thought, “Well, that would be a bit too homo for iSteve.” So I didn’t post it. But I might as well go ahead and put it here:

    (I mean, did they have to put the sword right between his legs? Everyone knows the Nords are gay as all get out, but that’s going a bit too far.)

    Now, just to avoid any suggestions that I am anything less than a full-blooded hetero he-man, let me post a picture of a very sexy female athlete:

  98. @Anonymous
    I've noticed people in shopping center parking lots crossing the road without looking up from their phone. Even when not using a phone, many people cross the road when a car is coming without making any eye contact with drivers. I have no idea why these people seem to have so much confidence in other drivers. I once heard someone suggest that maybe such individuals are looking for a lawsuit, but I find that pretty hard to believe. Being hit by a car sounds pretty awful and could cause permanent injury ... or death.

    I’ve been hit by cars three times. Once I was on a bicycle, minding my own business, and some idiot drove up behind and into me. Fortunately I fell to the side, but my bicycle was mangled irreparably. The policeman who showed up didn’t even cite the motorist; he berated me for having the audacity to competently and legally drive my bicyle on the street.

    Another time a motorist turning into traffic after checking for vehicles but, apparently, not pedestrians, got me as I walked across the entrance to the area he was pilling out of. I managed to essentially jump onto his hood and avoid going under the car, then as I rolled toward the sidewalk a strap of my pack somehow entangled with his mirror, so he dragged me a good ten yards before stopping.

    The place he was leaving was Air Station Miramar.

    He was a teenaged marine.

    Fortunately for me, the guys in the car right behind him were a couple of corpsman (or “corpse-men,” according to certain Democratic politicians). They checked me over and offered to take me to the base’s infirmary, but I was in miraculously good shape, with soft tissue damage and abrasions. I declined.

    Afterward, I realised I was doubtless in shock through all the aftermath. My phone had fallen from my person and been run over (no, I’d not been looking at it). In retrospect, had I been thinking and possessed of my faculties, I should have accepter the corpsmen’s offer, and insisted on speaking to the bases’s administration. I could probably have had the marine’s commanding officer take his pay to cover my expenses and replace my phone, and had the satisfaction of knowing the little shit was not going to be driving anywhere for a few months and probably standing a lot of shitty watches and picking up garbage around the base to boot. Lord knows what I could have gotten out of it if I’d had some Lionel Hutz or Jackie Chiles character sue the marines under a theory of respondeat superior.

    Alas for the road not taken by us non-litigious sorts, I digress. The sweetest remuneration imaginable would not be chosen oven not experiencing the terror and trauma of that brief trip as an involuntary passenger. I can affirm emphatically only those who don’t know what it’s like to actually be run down by an automobile are stupid enough to think it’s a good way to make money from a lawsuit.

    Fun fact: People like me used to wind up very often with broken legs, being hit by bumpers then taking rides on hoods. Now they more commonly wind up with broken ribs or deadly trauma to vital organs and then run over.

    Smart readers will be able to guess what’s changed.

  99. Ever drive through a black neighborhood? Ambling across the middle of the street and making you slow down or wait is de rigueur.

    Slow down, don’t move too fast! – Simon & Garfunkel said that, and now it’s happening.
    (Ok, here is Fasnacht/Karneval – I’m a bit lightheaded, I have to admit – might even be a micro bit aggressive, so – – – sorry for my comment, hehe).

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Herw you go, Dieter:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So0ZrTwf8vI
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    It seems to be pre-Lenten Carnival ("Carne vale" - "Farewell, Meat!") in Holland too.

    I wonder why Carnival never caught on with the British Islanders? AFAIK even in Catholic days it wasn't a big thing, although there are the Shrove Tuesday football games.

    I do love the English.

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

    "It's pouring with rain, lets have a few beers and fight in the streets all day over a football"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqk3DD-L4O0



    "In Iceland, the day is known as Sprengidagur (Bursting Day) and is marked by eating salted meat and peas"
  100. @Triumph104
    John Deasy, a white man and the former superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District, received a PhD from the University of Louisville in only four months. He attended from January 12, 2004 to May 8, 2004. Deasy is currently the superintendent of Stockton Unified School District.

    Ah, Stockton: La Kinshasa del Norte.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Ah, Stockton: La Kinshasa del Norte.
     
    It's Kinsasa in Spanish. But you're right, it is of the feminine gender. At least in French, but it should carry over.

    https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinsasa

  101. @Steve Sailer
    Earl Campbell, in contrast, was known for turning upfield to get every last inch of yardage, which worked superbly for his first 3 years in the NFL, but hasn't worked so well for the rest of Mr. Campbell's pain-plagued life.

    Walter Payton is my favorite player ever. He always seemed to be the hitter and not the hittee.

  102. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    From the Backward;

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/style/financial-independence-30s.html

    Notice most of these poor dears re immigrants or the offspring of immigrants. They are themselves the problem. Throttle immigration and torpedo H-1B and the problem will drastically improve.

  103. Part of the problem may be that everyone tends to dress the same these days. In the past upper-middle class females would dress differently to lower class women so working class guys wouldn’t wolf whistle at them and would tend to give them more space. However, when you have upper-middle class women going around in singlets, and sporting tattoos and fake tans, rough working class guys are going to treat them in the same way as they treat women of their own social status.

    Lots of feminist complaints are really disguised social class complaints.

    • Agree: PiltdownMan
  104. @Anon
    OT

    I've noticed that black people with any sort of advanced credential make a point of using it, even when it is irrelevant to what their current job is.

    https://twitter.com/Freek_Vermeulen/status/1094902393555353600

    "Dr." Martin Luther King did have a "doctorate" in theology, but the dissertation was plagiarized to a great extent.

    Black Ivy League law grads who never practiced law and often never passed the bar will never fail to include a mention of their degree, no matter how brief the bio. Ivy League law degress for blacks are a form of affirmative action reparations in my view.

    Women in the thread to that tweet above complain that they overuse their title to avoid being called Mrs. or Ms. The horror! The disresprect! As Barbara Boxer would say, "Don't call me ma'am!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0CprVYsG0k

    The irony here is that many military men will call you by your title as a sign of disrespect.

    SirA and Ma’am (Madame) are honorific forma of address which convey respect regardless of context; I call retail clerks young enough to be my son,”sir” because I’m not an asshole.

    Calling someone lieutenant, commander, or some other title is more nuanced. It recognises the person does indeed hold that rank and is indisputably, properly addressed by that title, but doesn’t necessarily mean the speakers has an iota of repect for the person so addressed.

    So a beloved captain is “sir” or even “skipper,” whereas a despised officer (or senator) may without exception be called by his (or her) title.

    I expect the cranky bitch interrogating her better here understands none of this stuff; she probably couldn’t tell the difference between a colonel and a major.

  105. @Dtbb
    Florida is the most dangerous place to be a pedestrian. It predates the late Obama age collapse. People in cars just don't consider that pedestrians may be around. With right turn on red people just roar up to the intersection and cross into crosswalks only thinking of themselves. Back in 2006 I had a nearby job and just walked to work. In the morning it was a constant life threatening experience. Cell phones have just made it worse.

    Florida is the most dangerous place to be a pedestrian.

    There are pedestrians in Florida? Besides dirt-poor crackers in the Panhandle?

    Actually, I was one in Orlando ages ago. I was transferred there for training, and surprised to learn that I wasn’t old enough to drink. Never mind that I’d been drinking legally for years in other states.

    The chances of my crashing a car were nil. Though I passed driver’s ed, I hadn’t yet gotten around to getting a license. Screw the insurance companies, and screw the State of Florida.

    • Replies: @Dtbb
    When florida raised the drinking age it stayed 18 for those with military ids. All those tittie bars on orange blossom trail needed the custom.
  106. At what point will it all….this, be a fake-out of bullshit and laughter? This was all too laughable to begin with – there is no way this can be kept up, and, racial lines do not supplant anti-male bias, big time. White companies (who survive selling to whites) need to just stop. But, quit it with the lame stuff….just quit it – you know what I am sayin’. And, quit maligning whites…just quit it.

  107. @Macumazahn
    I'm walking down the sidewalk, minding my own business, and approaching me is a moron, staring at her phone. I can see that our paths intersect, but I'm a White Male, so I pretend to be just as stupidly oblivious as she is.
    We collide.
    Have I just committed an assault - even a battery?
    She drops her phone, and the sacred object is broken. Am I liable for the property damage?
    She falls and breaks her arm. Am I liable for her personal injury?
    I fall and break my arm. Is she liable for my injury?

    I foresee an emerging market in pedestrian liability insurance.

    All the girls at my University walk around like this, I have taken to blocking their path and shouting at them. It is very satisfying to see them jump.

  108. @Anon
    Nothing new. Why politicize it? It used to be fun.

    https://youtu.be/HVEqy6K18Yo?t=196

    https://youtu.be/yyYAEFy1onU?t=113

    the classic version of pedestrian chicken

  109. @Reg Cæsar

    Florida is the most dangerous place to be a pedestrian.
     
    There are pedestrians in Florida? Besides dirt-poor crackers in the Panhandle?

    Actually, I was one in Orlando ages ago. I was transferred there for training, and surprised to learn that I wasn't old enough to drink. Never mind that I'd been drinking legally for years in other states.

    The chances of my crashing a car were nil. Though I passed driver's ed, I hadn't yet gotten around to getting a license. Screw the insurance companies, and screw the State of Florida.

    When florida raised the drinking age it stayed 18 for those with military ids. All those tittie bars on orange blossom trail needed the custom.

  110. @Anon
    OT

    I've noticed that black people with any sort of advanced credential make a point of using it, even when it is irrelevant to what their current job is.

    https://twitter.com/Freek_Vermeulen/status/1094902393555353600

    "Dr." Martin Luther King did have a "doctorate" in theology, but the dissertation was plagiarized to a great extent.

    Black Ivy League law grads who never practiced law and often never passed the bar will never fail to include a mention of their degree, no matter how brief the bio. Ivy League law degress for blacks are a form of affirmative action reparations in my view.

    Women in the thread to that tweet above complain that they overuse their title to avoid being called Mrs. or Ms. The horror! The disresprect! As Barbara Boxer would say, "Don't call me ma'am!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0CprVYsG0k

    Who can forget Doctor Professor Christine Blasey Ford? How many times during her testimony did the Dem Senators refer to her as Doctor? Has anyone counted?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Who can forget Doctor Professor Christine Blasey Ford?
     
    It wasn't Frau Doktor Professor?
  111. @Buzz Mohawk
    The world is becoming more black. Ever drive through a black neighborhood? Ambling across the middle of the street and making you slow down or wait is de rigueur.

    The world is becoming more black. Ever drive through a black neighborhood? Ambling across the middle of the street and making you slow down or wait is de rigueur.

    That used to be the practice in the white world as well. Until somebody had the mad idea to give all the rights to drivers.

    And it still is in white exurbs, where sidewalks have never been built. You either have to jaywalk, or trespass.

    • Replies: @M. Hartley
    The public right of way is almost always considerably wider than the paved roadway.
  112. @Jack D
    Who can forget Doctor Professor Christine Blasey Ford? How many times during her testimony did the Dem Senators refer to her as Doctor? Has anyone counted?

    Who can forget Doctor Professor Christine Blasey Ford?

    It wasn’t Frau Doktor Professor?

  113. @Stan Adams
    Growing up in Miami, I learned at an early age that the safest place to cross a road is halfway between two traffic lights. A childhood friend of mine ended up as a paraplegic because he was foolish enough to use the crosswalk.

    Another guy I knew ended up dying in a freak accident after a driver veered off the road straight into the bus bench where he was sitting. His girlfriend later told me that both of his legs were completely severed.

    This is another area where Israel is ahead of the times. Bus stops in Israel generally have bollards to deter ramming attacks.

  114. @Buzz Mohawk
    The world is becoming more black. Ever drive through a black neighborhood? Ambling across the middle of the street and making you slow down or wait is de rigueur.

    That might be the most difficult to solve problem with automated cars. How do you stop youths from walking in front of them, knowing they will stoo?

    • Replies: @International Jew
    If we're talking about autonomous cars, the more serious challenge in that situation is getting the car to know what to do if those passersby decide approach your car with hostile intentions.
  115. I’m not sure the inventor of Patriarchal Chicken is an experienced commuter. I’ve been commuting in the city by subway or LIRR or Metro North for decades, and I find that New Yorkers are for the most part tolerant and reasonably pleasant and accommodating in terms of sharing the sidewalks and subway platforms.

    Everyone’s had some sort of run-in if they ride the subway enough, but almost all of the loud, verbal confrontations ( physical incidents really are very rare) involve women. Okay, black women.

    But the best altercation I ever saw was between 2 white ladies on the W.4th street platform. Both well dressed, on their way to serious jobs, just cursing each other out in educated English, no one dropping their -g’s. One of the ladies had to get on her train, but she hadn’t satisfaction. She took the top off her cup of coffee and soaked the other woman with a big cup of coffee, then got on the train before the other woman stopped gasping.

    The most polite crowds I’ve ever been in outside a church might be at MMA fights.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    The crowd at a WWE pro wrestling night I attended at the Staples Center was exemplary in behavior, e.g., waiting patiently behind a slow-moving fan on crutches.
  116. A lost cause.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    Cuck-PAC
  117. THE SUPERINTERSECTIONAL SUPERCOLLIDER!

    It WILL find the Hass Boson, Igor!

  118. Anonymous[314] • Disclaimer says:

    In retrospect, the granting of ‘female suffrage’ by western nations in the early 20th century will be seen as the death knell of white extinction.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    "In retrospect, the granting of ‘female suffrage’ by western nations in the early 20th century will be seen as the death knell of white extinction."

    I've been seeing it that way for years.
  119. @Mr McKenna

    Man accused in Mollie Tibbetts' slaying wants trial moved to a county with ‘substantial’ Latino representation
     
    Well that'd be cool. Can white people ask for white juries too?*

    Seriously: What does the phrase "jury of your peers" mean?

    _________________________
    *Come to think of it, most white people 'hate white people'..

    That’s exactly why it’s foolish for him to move the trial to a less White county. His best chance is to have a jury of Nordic cuckolds who will sympathize with him. People who will give credence to her father, if as you suggested he is called as a character witness, and can be led to conclude from Mollie’s social media that she herself would want her oppressed killer to go free and redeem his life. I think if I was his defense lawyer I would take that strategy with a jury of nice Midwestern Good Whites. It could be feasible to convince them that murder one is an overcharge, and therefore he should be acquitted so that the prosecutor can recharge him with something less serious like manslaughter. It might work.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    They are trying for an OJ jury. All they really need is 1 Hispanic "peer" who will refuse to convict him no matter what the evidence is.

    Once you are acquitted, that's it - you can't be recharged. I would think that given the evidence, the chances that a goodwhite jury would let him walk free are close to nil. The defense has to do the best that they can with whatever avenues are available to them, but the chances are very high that "John Budd" is going to get life without parole (no death penalty) . Even 2nd degree murder in Iowa is 35 years before parole - that's probably their best shot. Rivera is young enough that he could do 35 years and still have a significant amount of life left when he gets out.
  120. What a time to be alive. A small Somali Muslim woman has more guts and spine than all the big white Christian men in Congress who grovel before the Lobby. Go Islam.

    • Replies: @Ibound1
    I don't think the Somali woman is doing this out of some love for the United States or worry about US interests or worry about any allegiances. I don't think she would care one bit if 100 US Senators took an oath of allegiance to the Caliphate tomorrow. I would guess that she simply hates Israel as any good Muslim does. Does she wants BDS? BDS means nothing to me, it is not a US interest. I want to trade with everyone, including Russia and Israel, if that trade is good for the US economy. That is all I care about. BDS is simply bringing your Jew hate from the Middle East here. We don't need it. This is exactly the same as Muslim Brotherhood members who complain about "human rights" abuses in Egypt. Yeah they don't like them but only because they are on the receiving end of them, instead of delivering them.
    They want to be the ones delivering the abuses - that is all. The Left always falls for this nonsense. Now I see the right does the same.
  121. Anon[452] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross
    The normalization of driver murder through Charlottesville looks deliberate. Writers at V-Dare have documented how, in the ghetto, it is normal to physically attack victims of a car accident without trying to establish what happened. Most of the victims of this are black. Around the same time this was starting to be discussed, protesters associated with Black Lives Matter and monument-removers prioritized the blocking of traffic. This wasn't the first time that idiot protesters thought it would be a good idea to block a vehicle, and legal procedure (and humorous gifs) will let you get through: proceed to nearest police station, turn yourself in, explain that you did not feel safe. However, in light of the Stalinist trial of James Fields (in which the judge specifically said that a driver breaking a line of protesters must be nothing else but a premeditated murderer), the universal triumphing of violent criminal protesters, and the undisguised activism of judges, it's not clear that frightened drivers will continue to be regarded as victims. That's crazy, because ghetto roadside assistance makes it a totally justified and necessary practice, and the protesters who voluntarily and illegally choose to interrupt traffic should be completely responsible for whatever happens. The Yellow Vests have lost a few people to drivers because they originally blocked parts of highways. That's still going on by the way.

    There really needs to be a sort of “stand your ground” principle that if you are in your private car and are blocked you can move forward, slowly for a few seconds, then step on the gas.

    Fore and aft — and starboard and port — dash cams, preferably saving data to someplace secure, would help document things.

    How is a driver supposed to weigh the danger he is in? What if a tire is popped by the crowd? Will you still be able to drive to a police station? I don’t know, and most people don’t. If your window is broken, what are the odds you’ll be able to drive away before they pull you out? How much risk of physical damage do you have to submit yourself to? Traumatic brain injury? What if they start to rock the car and the tires cannot get purchase? What if a crowd is a few feet away and have not started to attack your car, but could do so in second … how close do you have to get to the edge to avoid liability?

    All these questions also apply to the “aproaching young black men” situation. How close do you have to let them come before shooting a concealed carry? What if they say, “Hey, need some help?” and you respond, “Nope, please stay away,” but they keep coming: are you liable if you shoot them? How far away can you shoot from? If there is one youth? Ten? Does it matter many rounds are in your gun?

    What if ten black youths are on a trolley careening down a hill in a gentrified community towards ten more black youths, and you can stop the trolley by pushing a really fat black girl in front of it, but she’ll be decapitated and her severed head will go flying and kill a gay HIV-positive choreographer with a daughter created with IVF using his husband’s sperm and his sister’s scraped egg? What do you do?

  122. It is sexist to not move out of the way to let a woman pass you, unless, that is, you’re holding open a door.

    It seems that those who define what is and isn’t sexist may need to calm down a bit. They clearly aren’t thinking straight.

  123. My European wife, who I actually met in Singapore after she spent time there and in Hong Kong, used to say, “If you don’t look, they will stay out of your way.” That was actually kind of true before the smartphone. In NYC, while walking, I started putting up an arm, as if to block a tackle, and when it was noticed, great, but when not, too bad for the other guy or gal. In London my sensitive colleagues frowned upon this, so I sometimes carried a light jacket over the arm. As for bicyclists on the pavement (sidewalk in the USA), which is a big problem in European cities like Frankfurt, a good, sturdy golf umbrella is the modern day equivalent of a lance.

  124. Guys — watching this conversation _hurts_. Empathy, don’t you know.

    Letting somebody get close enough to sucker punch you is a bad idea, worse in a multi-ethnic area.

    If stepping out of the way bothers you, remember that, tactically, it puts you in a very good position to defend or attack.

    Situational awareness is a major deterrent to street attacks. Avoiding tactically disadvantageous situations demonstrates situational awareness.

    If you get regularly ambushed as you drive your car to work, or attacked despite situational awareness, pick another route, travel outside peak commute times, or, worse case, change jobs. Might mean poverty, but it’s better than getting killed. Absence of body beats presence of mind. It also avoids having to listen to the local prosecuter’s fantasies about what you should have done.

    Counterinsurgency

  125. Is this even possible? First I’ve heard of it.
    Supposedly murder is the most difficult crime stat to ‘massage’..

    NYPD: Murders, Rapes Soared in 2019 Despite ‘Lower Crime Rate’

    Murders and rapes across all five boroughs of New York City increased sharply during January and February 2019, with authorities reporting a 50 percent increase in murders and a 23.6 percent increase in rape cases from the same time period in 2018, CBS New York reported.

    At least 51 murders and 267 rapes were reported between January 1 and February 24, according to the NYPD’s CompStat reports.

    Although the latest report claims that the overall crime rate in the city decreased by 8.3 percent, the numbers do not include misdemeanor crimes.

    According to the data, misdemeanor crimes have surged by 26 percent over the past year from 459 in 2018 to 580 in 2019.

    Despite the increase in crimes, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill touted the city’s success with reducing the crime rate.

    “When you go back to 1990,” de Blasio told WNYC. “which very sadly was the high-watermark time of when crime was at its worst, murders are down 87 percent since 1990 when you now look at the 2018 numbers. It’s unbelievable.”

    https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2019/03/03/nypd-murders-rapes-soared-2019-despite-lower-crime-rate/

    The only area of increased crime city officials have repeatedly addressed is the spike in hate crimes. Through Feb. 17, the number of bias attacks had jumped by a stunning 72 percent from 2018.

    https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/03/02/nypd-reports-murders-rapes-2019/

    De Blasio is sounding suspiciously like Donald Trump. Is it just a New York thing?

  126. @Stan Adams
    Growing up in Miami, I learned at an early age that the safest place to cross a road is halfway between two traffic lights. A childhood friend of mine ended up as a paraplegic because he was foolish enough to use the crosswalk.

    Another guy I knew ended up dying in a freak accident after a driver veered off the road straight into the bus bench where he was sitting. His girlfriend later told me that both of his legs were completely severed.

  127. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    I'm not sure the inventor of Patriarchal Chicken is an experienced commuter. I've been commuting in the city by subway or LIRR or Metro North for decades, and I find that New Yorkers are for the most part tolerant and reasonably pleasant and accommodating in terms of sharing the sidewalks and subway platforms.

    Everyone's had some sort of run-in if they ride the subway enough, but almost all of the loud, verbal confrontations ( physical incidents really are very rare) involve women. Okay, black women.

    But the best altercation I ever saw was between 2 white ladies on the W.4th street platform. Both well dressed, on their way to serious jobs, just cursing each other out in educated English, no one dropping their -g's. One of the ladies had to get on her train, but she hadn't satisfaction. She took the top off her cup of coffee and soaked the other woman with a big cup of coffee, then got on the train before the other woman stopped gasping.

    The most polite crowds I've ever been in outside a church might be at MMA fights.

    The crowd at a WWE pro wrestling night I attended at the Staples Center was exemplary in behavior, e.g., waiting patiently behind a slow-moving fan on crutches.

  128. @Almost Missouri
    Since I know y'all are wondering...

    https://cdn.southampton.ac.uk/assets/imported/transforms/site/staff-profile/Photo/93A6962C427F4822BDDA38AB99D22C1D/Charlotte%20Riley2.jpg_SIA_JPG_fit_to_width_INLINE.jpg

    There's video at

    https://youtu.be/YSjBbd86AKU

    She looks like Terry Jones's love child.

    Her fingers are ring-free.

    She has a sort of little girl voice which is either trying to be posh or trying to suppress innate poshness.

    Also, she claims it is "very exciting" to be in Canada.

    “She looks like Terry Jones’s love child.”

    I detect a fair admixture of Nigel Farage.

    It looks as if studying 20th century British history at Southampton will be more of an indoctrination course – though IMHO that’s the case for most uni courses outside of pure science.

    Here we go

    https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/modules/hist1158.page

    Liberte, Egalite, Beyonce: Women’s History in Modern Britain

    Module Lead:Charlotte Riley

    Module Overview
    Beyonce might sing that girls run the world, but throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century, women were often excluded from society and politics. The history of women in the last two hundred years can be written as a story of progress and change, but even today women and their lives are often excluded from the history books. And while many women fought for their rights to vote and participate in politics, to work, earn money and own property, and to have control over their own bodies and their own lives, this fight was not easily won; many people, male and female, resisted these changes. Even the women who were campaigning to change society had very different ideas about what a new, more equal Britain might look like.

    In this module, we will explore the history of women in Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We will consider the ways in which the women’s movement developed in Britain, and the way that it was influenced, not only by Europe and North America but also by Africa, Asia and Latin America. Starting with ideas about gender developed in the early nineteenth century, this module looks at the key campaigns, people, images and debates involved in women’s history and the British feminist movement. We will consider issues such as the anti-slavery campaigns, imperial feminism, the role of women in the world wars, and the modern women’s liberation movement. We will work with an interesting and varied historiography, as well as a rich collection of archival material including pamphlets, speeches, audio/visual materials, memoirs and autobiographies, and legal and government documents.

    I thought Beyonce was a Septic, had no idea she was such an influence on British women.

    Back in the day, men were brought up to move to the outside (i.e. nearer the road) of the pavement when a woman was coming the other way. It may well be that in today’s London few men have been raised this way.

    She also leads “Sex, Death and Money: the United Kingdom in the 1960s”

    • Replies: @jimmyriddle
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45978590
  129. @Hail

    BY CHARLOTTE RILEY
     
    Born 1981, England. Two children with Mad Max, 2015 edition -- Tom Hardy.

    http://static3.businessinsider.com/image/555393b76da8113703e8a313-960/mad-max-fury-road-tom-hardy.jpg

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/_Rw_LqNcpCo/maxresdefault.jpg

    Riley had her second baby with Hardy in December 2018. The couple named their son Forrest
     
    Gump, or Nathan Bedford?

    __________________________

    Dr Charlotte Riley is a lecturer in twentieth-century British history at the University of Southampton.
     
    Too bad it's not the same person. That would be neat.

    Presenting Doctor Charlotte Riley (PhD in History, 2013, University College London):

    https://cdn.southampton.ac.uk/assets/imported/transforms/site/staff-profile/Photo/93A6962C427F4822BDDA38AB99D22C1D/Charlotte%20Riley2.jpg_SIA_JPG_fit_to_width_INLINE.jpg

    Riley, C. (2018). "The history of feminism: a look to the past?" IPPR Progressive Review, 24(4), 292-298. DOI: 10.1111/newe.12068
     
    Courses taught include:

    HIST3205 World War 2: The Home Front
     

    She just needs a man.

  130. @Almost Missouri
    Since I know y'all are wondering...

    https://cdn.southampton.ac.uk/assets/imported/transforms/site/staff-profile/Photo/93A6962C427F4822BDDA38AB99D22C1D/Charlotte%20Riley2.jpg_SIA_JPG_fit_to_width_INLINE.jpg

    There's video at

    https://youtu.be/YSjBbd86AKU

    She looks like Terry Jones's love child.

    Her fingers are ring-free.

    She has a sort of little girl voice which is either trying to be posh or trying to suppress innate poshness.

    Also, she claims it is "very exciting" to be in Canada.

    She’s got the tits and hips of a woman who’s supposed to have a large family. Yup, she needs a husband.

  131. @JimB

    But what if another cause of this unexpected trend in car-pedestrian fatal encounters is a growing attitude in the English-speaking world that it’s racist for a person like me, with all my Intersectional Pokemon Points, to have to defer to my moral inferiors just to avoid a crash?
     
    In the South Bay, I observe close calls are due to either dummy maneuvers by erratic lane changers in muscle cars or jack asses in monster SUVs or pickups cutting you off to assert dominance. Erratic lane changers tend to be speedy Mexicans while the cutters are usually white.

    “In the South Bay, I observe close calls are due to either dummy maneuvers by erratic lane changers in muscle cars or jack asses in monster SUVs or pickups cutting you off to assert dominance. Erratic lane changers tend to be speedy Mexicans while the cutters are usually white.”

    In London and Birmingham there’s a lot of bad and/or selfish driving, but the only real insane/Mad Max/F-you driving I’ve seen is young black guys (manic just-for-the-hell-it lane swapping in-and-outs at speed with a stereo audible a mile away, u-turns in the middle of gridlocked traffic, blasting down residential side streets over speed bumps like a rally driver). It’s quite effective (i.e. little response from other motorists) because if the guy’s prepared to drive like that, what kind of stuff will he pull if he gets annoyed with someone?

    Out in the sticks the Max Power, tweaked muscle car brigade are mostly young white guys, but they tend to save their mania for ring road races or retail centre car parks at midnight.

  132. What’s her opinion of women walking on crowded pavements with umbrellas held at exactly eye level for men, even when it is barely raining?

  133. @YetAnotherAnon
    "She looks like Terry Jones’s love child."

    I detect a fair admixture of Nigel Farage.

    It looks as if studying 20th century British history at Southampton will be more of an indoctrination course - though IMHO that's the case for most uni courses outside of pure science.

    Here we go

    https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/modules/hist1158.page


    Liberte, Egalite, Beyonce: Women's History in Modern Britain

    Module Lead:Charlotte Riley

    Module Overview
    Beyonce might sing that girls run the world, but throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century, women were often excluded from society and politics. The history of women in the last two hundred years can be written as a story of progress and change, but even today women and their lives are often excluded from the history books. And while many women fought for their rights to vote and participate in politics, to work, earn money and own property, and to have control over their own bodies and their own lives, this fight was not easily won; many people, male and female, resisted these changes. Even the women who were campaigning to change society had very different ideas about what a new, more equal Britain might look like.

    In this module, we will explore the history of women in Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We will consider the ways in which the women's movement developed in Britain, and the way that it was influenced, not only by Europe and North America but also by Africa, Asia and Latin America. Starting with ideas about gender developed in the early nineteenth century, this module looks at the key campaigns, people, images and debates involved in women's history and the British feminist movement. We will consider issues such as the anti-slavery campaigns, imperial feminism, the role of women in the world wars, and the modern women's liberation movement. We will work with an interesting and varied historiography, as well as a rich collection of archival material including pamphlets, speeches, audio/visual materials, memoirs and autobiographies, and legal and government documents.
     

    I thought Beyonce was a Septic, had no idea she was such an influence on British women.

    Back in the day, men were brought up to move to the outside (i.e. nearer the road) of the pavement when a woman was coming the other way. It may well be that in today's London few men have been raised this way.

    She also leads "Sex, Death and Money: the United Kingdom in the 1960s"

  134. @Achmed E. Newman
    OT, but A.M. I wrote you back on that question about Blind Mountain and the true story. It was in the late 1990's.

    Oh thanks. I lost track. Can you give me a link?

  135. @J.Ross
    The finished version of that comment is still in moderation, possibly it will come Tuesday. When I make a clear error the comment blasts straight through.

    I actually thought you were doing a bit related to your comment – like you were typing the comment on your cell about getting into an accident right as you got into an accident.

    I was amused in any event so you can keep the compliment, that is, when you see this reply in the next week or so.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    I got a feeling that this very scenario is what happened to Tiny Duck. There he was, patiently explaining to us the macro-aggressions we're responsible for from his phone, while following Momma Duck across Sepulveda Blvd., and right in mid-quack .. BAMM!

    Go to 01:15 for my favorite - from the very funny Ricky Gervais movie Ghost Town:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ7d_xmvuoU
  136. Where I live the pavements are not wide and I usually give way to people walking towards me. My wife and my children don’t pay any attention to those walking towards them. If I am with them I will say “single file” and try and get them to make room for the oncoming walkers. I find this a bit annoying. I’ve asked my wife why she doesn’t give way and she says she never thinks about it. In fact, she thinks I’m a bit odd for even talking about it. According to her spaces appear naturally without anyone needing to consciously think about it. I think most people are like her. Not giving way is not a conscious power play. It is just the natural outcome of the selfishness of most people.

    • Agree: sayless
  137. @Dieter Kief

    Ever drive through a black neighborhood? Ambling across the middle of the street and making you slow down or wait is de rigueur.
     
    Slow down, don't move too fast! - Simon & Garfunkel said that, and now it's happening.
    (Ok, here is Fasnacht/Karneval - I'm a bit lightheaded, I have to admit - might even be a micro bit aggressive, so - - - sorry for my comment, hehe).

    Herw you go, Dieter:

  138. @Achmed E. Newman
    Since moderation got jammed up today, sorry for the repeat video, but this is on-topic, at least:

    Let's put our money on our favorite in a mano-a-womano contest of Patriarchy Sidewalk Chicken:

    Charlotte Riley vs. the lead singer of The Verve:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lyu1KKwC74

    (Like Captain Kirk during Starfleet training, I'm gonna think outside the box here and go with the hottie who's hood this guy walked on.)

    Charlotte Riley vs. the lead singer of The Verve

    Ah yes, Richard Ashcroft. He has that stereotypical gangly English dude look. I can easily imagine him as a medieval English footsoldier with mail and pike and that funny looking helmet.

    In his solo career post-Verve, hasn’t done very much of note, but he did record a catchy single, “Are You Ready?”, that never really gained traction after it was released. I only took note of it because I heard the song as part of the closing credits to that so-so Matt Damon-Emily Blunt movie, The Adjusment Bureau.

    Maybe it didn’t catch on because of its not-so-subtle Christian themes; people mistook it for “Christian Rock” (though Ashcroft isn’t a player in that genre) and were turned off.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Thanks, Captain. I didn't even know the singer was English, so that worked out pretty well. They really could bump into each other sometime down in Soho or something.

    The song's not bad.
    , @JerseyJeffersonian
    Ja, good song. That guitar outro is pretty happenin'.
  139. @Reg Cæsar

    The world is becoming more black. Ever drive through a black neighborhood? Ambling across the middle of the street and making you slow down or wait is de rigueur.
     
    That used to be the practice in the white world as well. Until somebody had the mad idea to give all the rights to drivers.

    And it still is in white exurbs, where sidewalks have never been built. You either have to jaywalk, or trespass.

    The public right of way is almost always considerably wider than the paved roadway.

  140. In other news, Michelle Alexander recommends not incarcerating violent offenders – supposedly on the theory that it doesn’t really help the offender, but really because in diverse communities, the victims can expect retribution for cooperating with the police:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/03/opinion/violence-criminal-justice.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

    Which isn’t exactly an endorsement of the state of the culture in the the communities of the people she considers our moral superiors.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    In other news, Michelle Alexander recommends not incarcerating violent offenders – supposedly on the theory that it doesn’t really help the offender, but really because in diverse communities, the victims can expect retribution for cooperating with the police:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/03/opinion/violence-criminal-justice.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

    Which isn’t exactly an endorsement of the state of the culture in the the communities of the people she considers our moral superiors.
     
    White communities had this problem much less because when things got bad enough there was a rebellion. Even in backwards Italy the mafia knew there were limits. Eventually the Italians put in Mussolini and for all his faults, Il Duce nearly eliminated the mafia: had the US not let them go at the end of the war but shot them all, the problem would have ceased in Italy and been a severe blow to mob activity in the US.

    The only way to fix gang violence in areas like Chicago and Baltimore at this point is to round up the known gangbangers and throw a few out of helos onto pavement and horsewhip a bunch more, turning them loose with salted keloid scars as a warning to the rest. Won't happen this side of the revolution. But had the cops been allowed to do their jobs it would not have come to this.
  141. Being rude and selfish is now relabeled as empowerment

  142. @Stan Adams
    Growing up in Miami, I learned at an early age that the safest place to cross a road is halfway between two traffic lights. A childhood friend of mine ended up as a paraplegic because he was foolish enough to use the crosswalk.

    Another guy I knew ended up dying in a freak accident after a driver veered off the road straight into the bus bench where he was sitting. His girlfriend later told me that both of his legs were completely severed.

    To me, it’s always been obvious (try telling your parents that) that crossing big streets in the big city is safer midway down the block, no matter what the cops have to say about it. There are only 2 paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to change the road you’re on … the cars can come from.

    At an intersection, there are rights on reds, lefts on greens, people running the lights both ways, etc., and to be positively safe you’ve got to keep swiveling your head 120-deg back and forth to see all of it.

    BTW, I was in Seattle one time, where people seemed very obedient about the crosswalks, and I watched an old lady stare at that orange/white crosswalk light thingy until it properly turned white for crossing. She didn’t take a single look at the road, though, and just started across!. Stupid respect for authoritah, that’s what that is.

  143. OT: But a New York story. Eight people busted for cheating on architecture exams (hey, what could go wrong?). Their names:

    Charles Harris
    Irene Wangpataravanich
    Marti Gottsch
    Rami Abou-Khalil
    Isaiah Miller
    Miguel Ferreira Da Silva Brochado
    Nicole Kotsis
    William Eng-Feng

    I guess architect is now a job Americans don’t want to do much either.

    https://nypost.com/2019/03/03/rookie-architects-busted-for-cheating-on-certification-exams/

  144. @MikeatMikedotMike
    I actually thought you were doing a bit related to your comment - like you were typing the comment on your cell about getting into an accident right as you got into an accident.

    I was amused in any event so you can keep the compliment, that is, when you see this reply in the next week or so.

    I got a feeling that this very scenario is what happened to Tiny Duck. There he was, patiently explaining to us the macro-aggressions we’re responsible for from his phone, while following Momma Duck across Sepulveda Blvd., and right in mid-quack .. BAMM!

    Go to 01:15 for my favorite – from the very funny Ricky Gervais movie Ghost Town:

  145. @Captain Tripps

    Charlotte Riley vs. the lead singer of The Verve
     
    Ah yes, Richard Ashcroft. He has that stereotypical gangly English dude look. I can easily imagine him as a medieval English footsoldier with mail and pike and that funny looking helmet.

    In his solo career post-Verve, hasn't done very much of note, but he did record a catchy single, "Are You Ready?", that never really gained traction after it was released. I only took note of it because I heard the song as part of the closing credits to that so-so Matt Damon-Emily Blunt movie, The Adjusment Bureau.

    Maybe it didn't catch on because of its not-so-subtle Christian themes; people mistook it for "Christian Rock" (though Ashcroft isn't a player in that genre) and were turned off.

    https://youtu.be/-c1NHxFGrkg

    Thanks, Captain. I didn’t even know the singer was English, so that worked out pretty well. They really could bump into each other sometime down in Soho or something.

    The song’s not bad.

  146. @J.Ross
    The normalization of driver murder through Charlottesville looks deliberate. Writersat V-Dare have documented how, in the ghetto, it is normal to physically attack victims of a ca

    This happens in India if there’s a car crash. The upper caste will start beating the lower caste, whoever was at fault. No polite exchange of insurance details. In the US, the beating comes from the ‘lower caste’.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I thought lower castes in India were not allowed to drive or come within 50 metres of the so called Upper castes?
    I mean, if you insist on making up stuff and showcase your "wisdom" about "injuns" might as well be consistent right?

    Here is a trick question on India.
    What is the common link between the man who wrote the constitution, current prime minister, current president and the chief ministers of the most populous states over the past few decades.

    Yes, they were all upper caste, because lower castes are too busy sweeping out streets in your make believe world....
  147. @Sabril
    That might be the most difficult to solve problem with automated cars. How do you stop youths from walking in front of them, knowing they will stoo?

    If we’re talking about autonomous cars, the more serious challenge in that situation is getting the car to know what to do if those passersby decide approach your car with hostile intentions.

  148. @Buzz Mohawk
    The world is becoming more black. Ever drive through a black neighborhood? Ambling across the middle of the street and making you slow down or wait is de rigueur.

    My hypothesis about heedless crossing and a trusting nature only applies to white people.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    My hypothesis is that white people are acting more black. Our culture is breaking down, due in part to outsized black influence via media and our treatment of blacks as sacred objects. White norms are disappearing. Witness the increased numbers of white out-of-wedlock births and their acceptance, popular music, the dumbing down of education, and a whole host of other things.
  149. It’s no wonder that upper-crust British men marry women from the Continent while working class British men marry black, Indian, Filipina and Eastern European women. That’s all I ever see over there now.

    I mean, who wants to be with a woman who thinks and behaves like that?

  150. @Mr McKenna

    More and more people apparently feel that "I morally deserve, due to centuries of slavery, sexism, redlining, transphobia or whatever, to walk or drive wherever I feel like going right now, and everybody else ought to get the hell out of my way."
     

    In essence, it's this: racism and sexism are so horrible that we must practice them at every available opportunity, from here to eternity.

    It does seem, as our evil white Christian civilization declines, that everything comes down to rationalizing gibsmedat.

  151. @Iron Pastoral
    Someone should set up an experiment in which Greg Howard and Charlotte Riley are made to walk straight at each other. Who, according to the laws of Intersectionalism, would have to give way to whom?

    Someone should set up an experiment in which Greg Howard and Charlotte Riley are made to walk straight at each other. Who, according to the laws of Intersectionalism, would have to give way to whom?

    It would be like particle physics; you would attempt to infer the strength of the color/gender force from the scattering cross-section.

  152. @Father Coughlin
    This is a great illustration of low-trust vs. high trust. We're at levels of low-trust that shouldnt even be thought possible.

    I am wondering about the British and their sense of civic order and politeness.

    A pair of us holders of the Blue Passport formed a queue of 2 to board a cable car operating in a mountainous province of a Slavic country. A group of British tourists then showed up, and their guide had his entire group cut in front of us in line.

    It wasn’t worth it to ask, “What is it with you Brits?”, but I always wondered about this.

    Did their tour guide take us for the local “wogs”? Did he hear us conversing in English with strong American accents and figured his peeps were of a higher caste? Was it a case of “When in Bohinj, do as (you believe the) Bohinjians to do?”

    Is the politeness and forming an orderly queue for a public conveyance something done only “in country”? Is “Ugly British Tourist” a “thing?”

  153. @Buzz Mohawk
    Whenever a woman is approaching me on a sidewalk, I just manspread in front of her and she runs away.

    https://kiltmaninsocal.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/dscf08801.jpg

    Whenever a woman is approaching me on a sidewalk, I just manspread in front of her and she runs away.

    I could recreate the act……I just can’t carry off the look!

    Salute!

  154. @Anon
    A lost cause.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6LMo1EZof8

    Cuck-PAC

  155. I’ve written a few times about one of the weirder aspects of the Late Obama Age Collapse, the surprising rise in pedestrian deaths in traffic accidents, and speculated on the causes (e.g., the proliferation of smartphones, but whether among drivers or pedestrians is unclear; or perhaps legal marijuana).

    I think perhaps that motorists have also gotten more reckless – driving right past pedestrians on the side of the road without altering speed or even swerving a little to give them a wider berth. Pickup truck and SUV drivers seem especially bad at this. It’s as if they just have no concept of making allowances for what could go wrong in an encounter between a 5,000 lb chunk of steel and a 200 lb. meat-sack. That has been my observation anyway.

    • Replies: @Johnny Rico
    And a horrible one at that. How much time do you spend by the side of the road and "observe" this stuff?

    And you are going to suggest that your limited anecdotal experience - and it really isn't even that, it is pure speculation based on your perception - has some importance in a road system the size of the United States with 50 million vehicles on the road at any given time and just as many pedestrians?

    Seriously?

    Better get your ass out from behind that keyboard and go hang out by the side of the road, Sport.
  156. @Hank Yobo
    I'm frequently confronted by phalanxes of women marching in lockstep while yammering to each other or staring at their cellphones. I used to be a gentleman and stepped aside to let them pass. Now, in the spirit of equality among the sexes, I pretend I'm Franco Harris following Mike Webster through an opposing defensive line. My stress and frustration levels have dramatically declined. Pick your own favorite running back-lineman combination and relive the joys of youth during your daily city commute. I no longer open or hold doors for women either (unless they are elderly or within my family or social circle).

    Stiff arm?

    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
    From American football. When a player in possession of the ball, and usually moving at speed, fends off an attempted tackle by an opposing player by delivering a blow to the torso with his outstretched, stiffened arm. Pretty effective, and sometimes spectacularly effective, when delivered by a 250 lb. back, or a 275 lb. tight end.
  157. @Alfa158
    That’s exactly why it’s foolish for him to move the trial to a less White county. His best chance is to have a jury of Nordic cuckolds who will sympathize with him. People who will give credence to her father, if as you suggested he is called as a character witness, and can be led to conclude from Mollie’s social media that she herself would want her oppressed killer to go free and redeem his life. I think if I was his defense lawyer I would take that strategy with a jury of nice Midwestern Good Whites. It could be feasible to convince them that murder one is an overcharge, and therefore he should be acquitted so that the prosecutor can recharge him with something less serious like manslaughter. It might work.

    They are trying for an OJ jury. All they really need is 1 Hispanic “peer” who will refuse to convict him no matter what the evidence is.

    Once you are acquitted, that’s it – you can’t be recharged. I would think that given the evidence, the chances that a goodwhite jury would let him walk free are close to nil. The defense has to do the best that they can with whatever avenues are available to them, but the chances are very high that “John Budd” is going to get life without parole (no death penalty) . Even 2nd degree murder in Iowa is 35 years before parole – that’s probably their best shot. Rivera is young enough that he could do 35 years and still have a significant amount of life left when he gets out.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Any advocate of Jury Nullification knows that judges are good at getting one obstreperous juror kicked and the alternate to take his place. If one won't convict and the rest won't acquit, you have a mistrial, which is costly to the state but if they persist has an even greater chance of conviction because they know what worked and didn't. Voir dire is also good at getting rid of potential nullificators if the prosecution is pretty sharp.

    Successful jury nullification requires several jurors that will not convict and are smart enough to never admit they want to nullify and the remainder of the jury who just doesn't give a shit and will acquit so they can finally go home.


    There's also the civil rights federal gambit if the Feds ever had the balls to use it. The Supreme Court has ruled that charging an acquitted person on the charge of the actual crime can be charged with a civil rights violation for the offense in Federal court and that this does not constitute double jeopardy. (The Constitution means what 5 of 9 Supreme Court Justices says it means no matter how ridiculous.) Charge him with a civil rights violation in Federal court and pack the jury with prole whites who will do what they are told, which prole whites do on juries (they think the government will somehow punish them if they dont or don't give a shit and want to go home) and you can get him for up to life in Federal prison.

    Of course if the law were successfully used to put dindus or steezers away there would be an uproar. That's precisely the reason a serious right wing administration would do it. The present administration, while the best one we've had in a long time, is not a serious right wing or pro-White one.
  158. @Lot
    I jaywalk and cross against the light when sober, but while on marijuana I'm too scared and slow to mentally process car speed and distance, so I wait for the crosswalk signals.

    People who smoke marijuana daily or more are less impaired by it and seem to drive OK. I don't and would be to scared to do so as with jaywalking.

    I have done video game reflex tests to see the percentage impairment, and it is much lower than alcohol. Likewise, even when very high, you don't stumble around, trip, and slur your words. There is a general mental depression, but not a distortion (beer goggles). And confidence decreases.

    People who smoke marijuana daily or more are less impaired by it and seem to drive OK.

    I presume it’s like drunk driving: you get used to it.

  159. @Mr McKenna

    Man accused in Mollie Tibbetts' slaying wants trial moved to a county with ‘substantial’ Latino representation
     
    Well that'd be cool. Can white people ask for white juries too?*

    Seriously: What does the phrase "jury of your peers" mean?

    _________________________
    *Come to think of it, most white people 'hate white people'..

    Move it to San Francisco and he’ll walk free the same day.

  160. @a boy and his dog
    I recall reading that young aristocratic toughs in the 14th-17th centuries would walk arms akimbo (you see this pose often in portraits) in order to bump and bait lesser-privileged pedestrians into a confrontation. At which point they would be allowed to legally draw their swords. Ms. Riley seems to be using the same tactic.

    Samurai were allowed to do this in Japan up until the 19th century. In the early days of European presence in Japan this led to some unfortunate cultural misunderstandings.

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

  161. The destruction wrought by feminism is immense.

    This gal’s understanding of the role sex plays in walking dynamics is a fantasy. Yes, men are generally more aggressive while women are generally more compliant. But men are also more spatially aware and better at spatial manuevre while doing something else. (The walk and chew gum issue.)

    Both men and women can–and are–impolite and self-centered. And if a guy is aggressive and self-centered he’s generally a bigger, more dangerous obstacle. But there are more women who don’t pay attention, don’t recognize what manuevre is necessary. More women are “rocks in the steam” who gum up the flow because they are only thinking about whatever the heck it is that they are thinking and not paying enough attention. And the cell phone has dramatically jacked up female inattention to absurd levels.

    (My walking in crowds these days is mostly limited to airports and it’s amazing how many women feel entitled to just stop and park themselves (and luggage) anywhere to mess with their phones. No concept of “hey there are a bunch of people walking behind me that need to go through here”. My phone! Someone is contacting *me*! Men do this too, but are generally much better about still paying attention to surrounds\flow–keep it moving–while dealing with their phone.

    ~

    Feminism is yet another minoritarian\grievance cancer. And it’s salient characteristic is a complete lack of understanding of what men actually do for women.

    The overall bottom line is we need each other–that’s how we reproduce and continue civilization.

    But if feminists want to start slicing … the truth is women are utterly dependent on the productive power of men. There lives–in the West–are lives of incredible luxury due to precisely the particularly male characteristics–rationality, interest in things, invention, passion, aggression–that drive men to create and produce.

    Feminists bash the very male attributes that make their own lives so darn easy and comfortable–actually allow for society to afford feminist nonsense–while at the same time denigrating and dismissing in themselves the feminine characteristics and virtues that would make them valuable complementary partners to men and make their own lives rich and rewarding.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    "entitled to just stop and park themselves (and luggage) anywhere to mess with their phones"

    Ain't that the truth. You see it at supermarkets, where they will park their ample bottoms and cart mid-aisle, chatting obliviously.
  162. @Intelligent Dasein
    With the coining of the concept of "Intersectional Intersection," the iSteve universe has reached a Mondrian-like state of pure simplicity.

    Ne plus ultra.

    “Intersectionality” has become a display-that-is-meant-to-distract word which is used by pseudo intellectuals who are neither willing nor capable of teasing out the historical and logical steps taking place in human interpersonal interaction.

    Hypostatize, def. “to treat or regard (a concept, idea, etc.) as a distinct substance or reality.”

    Humans interact, they don’t intersect.

  163. @AnotherDad
    The destruction wrought by feminism is immense.

    This gal's understanding of the role sex plays in walking dynamics is a fantasy. Yes, men are generally more aggressive while women are generally more compliant. But men are also more spatially aware and better at spatial manuevre while doing something else. (The walk and chew gum issue.)

    Both men and women can--and are--impolite and self-centered. And if a guy is aggressive and self-centered he's generally a bigger, more dangerous obstacle. But there are more women who don't pay attention, don't recognize what manuevre is necessary. More women are "rocks in the steam" who gum up the flow because they are only thinking about whatever the heck it is that they are thinking and not paying enough attention. And the cell phone has dramatically jacked up female inattention to absurd levels.

    (My walking in crowds these days is mostly limited to airports and it's amazing how many women feel entitled to just stop and park themselves (and luggage) anywhere to mess with their phones. No concept of "hey there are a bunch of people walking behind me that need to go through here". My phone! Someone is contacting *me*! Men do this too, but are generally much better about still paying attention to surrounds\flow--keep it moving--while dealing with their phone.

    ~

    Feminism is yet another minoritarian\grievance cancer. And it's salient characteristic is a complete lack of understanding of what men actually do for women.

    The overall bottom line is we need each other--that's how we reproduce and continue civilization.

    But if feminists want to start slicing ... the truth is women are utterly dependent on the productive power of men. There lives--in the West--are lives of incredible luxury due to precisely the particularly male characteristics--rationality, interest in things, invention, passion, aggression--that drive men to create and produce.

    Feminists bash the very male attributes that make their own lives so darn easy and comfortable--actually allow for society to afford feminist nonsense--while at the same time denigrating and dismissing in themselves the feminine characteristics and virtues that would make them valuable complementary partners to men and make their own lives rich and rewarding.

    “entitled to just stop and park themselves (and luggage) anywhere to mess with their phones”

    Ain’t that the truth. You see it at supermarkets, where they will park their ample bottoms and cart mid-aisle, chatting obliviously.

  164. @Anon
    OT

    I've noticed that black people with any sort of advanced credential make a point of using it, even when it is irrelevant to what their current job is.

    https://twitter.com/Freek_Vermeulen/status/1094902393555353600

    "Dr." Martin Luther King did have a "doctorate" in theology, but the dissertation was plagiarized to a great extent.

    Black Ivy League law grads who never practiced law and often never passed the bar will never fail to include a mention of their degree, no matter how brief the bio. Ivy League law degress for blacks are a form of affirmative action reparations in my view.

    Women in the thread to that tweet above complain that they overuse their title to avoid being called Mrs. or Ms. The horror! The disresprect! As Barbara Boxer would say, "Don't call me ma'am!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0CprVYsG0k

  165. @a boy and his dog
    I recall reading that young aristocratic toughs in the 14th-17th centuries would walk arms akimbo (you see this pose often in portraits) in order to bump and bait lesser-privileged pedestrians into a confrontation. At which point they would be allowed to legally draw their swords. Ms. Riley seems to be using the same tactic.

    Yeah, but Ms. Riley doesn’t need to carry a literal sword. She can stride confidently in the knowledge that our entire legal system stands in readiness to reinforce her claims against any white male unfortunate enough to cross her path. The System has her back.

  166. @Dieter Kief

    Ever drive through a black neighborhood? Ambling across the middle of the street and making you slow down or wait is de rigueur.
     
    Slow down, don't move too fast! - Simon & Garfunkel said that, and now it's happening.
    (Ok, here is Fasnacht/Karneval - I'm a bit lightheaded, I have to admit - might even be a micro bit aggressive, so - - - sorry for my comment, hehe).

    It seems to be pre-Lenten Carnival (“Carne vale” – “Farewell, Meat!”) in Holland too.

    I wonder why Carnival never caught on with the British Islanders? AFAIK even in Catholic days it wasn’t a big thing, although there are the Shrove Tuesday football games.

    I do love the English.

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

    “It’s pouring with rain, lets have a few beers and fight in the streets all day over a football”

    “In Iceland, the day is known as Sprengidagur (Bursting Day) and is marked by eating salted meat and peas”

  167. West is a big West Bank. Whites are the New Palestinians. But unlike Palestinians who at least resisted, whites cuck. Whites on Leashes or WOL. That’s what it’s all about. In Hollywood dominated by the Tribe.

  168. @RW
    Don’t think so, Steve. Smartphones are a better explanation. And immigrants coming from Asia, where everyone walks in the street, and Latin America, where drivers may be more used to avoiding pedestrians crossing in the middle of traffic, are better explanations.

    Where can we find info about this increase in pedestrian fatalities?

    I live in a college town. Students are so busy texting they walk into trees.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    "Students are so busy texting they walk into trees."

    Several videos out there of people on phones walking into ornamental mall pools.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGpVpsaItpU
  169. If you’re ever been in the ghetto. You know that inhabitants often walk down the double yellow line in the middle of the road. Think Michael Brown. There are a myriad of reasons for this. Mostly it is anti social and passive aggressive behavior. This is my street, I’m gonna walk where I want to. If you want me to move out of the way you’re gonna have to run me over. What are you chicken? The second reason is, it sucks not having a car. America doesn’t have many sidewalks. It sucks walking in the soggy mud on the side of the road, it’s much less strenuous walking on a solid roadway. Sometimes you need to cross an overpass and there is not even a shoulder. You’re forced to traverse the median. Finally, it’s easier to cross the street when you’re already in the middle of it. Not having a car sucks, and it’s easy to be jealous of those who do have cars. I think the increase in traffic deaths of the late Obama age collapse is mostly due to the economic recession. Cars are more expensive, peoples money is more worthless. Administations are more lazy, less sidewalks are being built. The gap between car owners and car non owners continues to widen. Racial hatred is more encouraged, and common courtesy has gone out the window. Street walkers are more angry at car drivers, while car drivers are more oblivious to the lamentations of the peons. We’re on our way to mexico-normative road manners.

  170. Anonymous [AKA "Vergu"] says:
    @res

    I’ve written a few times about one of the weirder aspects of the Late Obama Age Collapse, the surprising rise in pedestrian deaths in auto accidents, and speculated on the causes (e.g., the proliferation of smartphones, but whether among drivers or pedestrians is unclear).

    But what if another cause of this unexpected trend in car-pedestrian fatal encounters is a growing attitude in the English-speaking world that it’s racist for a person like me, with all my Intersectional Pokemon Points, to have to defer to my moral inferiors just to avoid a crash?
     
    I think both of those reasons are in play, but I suspect simple entitlement is an equal or larger factor.

    Has more to do with the weight of vehicles and more people walking/cycling

  171. @Buzz Mohawk
    Wheelchair Lesbian wins this round, though Black Burka Muslima would probably get away with parking in one of Wheelchair's thousands of reserved spaces.

    Are you suggesting that the Americans With Disabilities Act might on occasion be taken advantage of by someone with ability? How could that possibly happen in America?

    • LOL: Buzz Mohawk
  172. @Anon
    What a time to be alive. A small Somali Muslim woman has more guts and spine than all the big white Christian men in Congress who grovel before the Lobby. Go Islam.

    https://twitter.com/NickJFuentes/status/1102322920632791040

    I don’t think the Somali woman is doing this out of some love for the United States or worry about US interests or worry about any allegiances. I don’t think she would care one bit if 100 US Senators took an oath of allegiance to the Caliphate tomorrow. I would guess that she simply hates Israel as any good Muslim does. Does she wants BDS? BDS means nothing to me, it is not a US interest. I want to trade with everyone, including Russia and Israel, if that trade is good for the US economy. That is all I care about. BDS is simply bringing your Jew hate from the Middle East here. We don’t need it. This is exactly the same as Muslim Brotherhood members who complain about “human rights” abuses in Egypt. Yeah they don’t like them but only because they are on the receiving end of them, instead of delivering them.
    They want to be the ones delivering the abuses – that is all. The Left always falls for this nonsense. Now I see the right does the same.

  173. @Buzz Mohawk
    Whenever a woman is approaching me on a sidewalk, I just manspread in front of her and she runs away.

    https://kiltmaninsocal.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/dscf08801.jpg

    Utilikilt? Or Stumptown?

  174. I treat it like basketball, stop and prepare to take the charge.

  175. @Bill P
    Man is this some stupid stuff.

    But then again, there is such a thing as a walking culture. Years ago, after a Mariners' game, I was walking along the sidewalk when I saw a large group of Japanese headed my way. They took up the entire width of the broad walkway, and I thought there was no way to avoid a collision, so I braced myself for impact. But just as it seemed that I was about to collide with the Japanese, the group opened up and streamed past like a shoal of herring. I was momentarily enveloped but emerged on the other side untouched. It was a memorable experience.

    Later, in China, I noticed a similar culture of movement. People didn't walk, bike or drive in a direct, straightforward manner like Americans, but rather wove to and fro more like fish, and it works when generally adhered to. However, it would not work here.

    Maybe there's a shift in movement culture underway in Anglo cities due to the large influx of foreigners from Asia and the social justice types are unsettled by it. Note that the black blames "white" women, while the white woman blames "men." Given my experience with shoppers from Vancouver BC, both could actually mean subcontinentals, who really seem to have no compunctions about getting in people's way. But of course they can't say that, so they blame the target of convenience.

    I recommend that these two idiots be given aversion training in Hanoi – where I was last week.

    Motorbikes are parked on the pavement which forces one to often walk in the road. It somehow works … until it doesn’t work. I saw one old lady on a bicycle sail straight into a walking matron whose language was fierce and vengeful.

  176. @International Jew
    My hypothesis about heedless crossing and a trusting nature only applies to white people.

    My hypothesis is that white people are acting more black. Our culture is breaking down, due in part to outsized black influence via media and our treatment of blacks as sacred objects. White norms are disappearing. Witness the increased numbers of white out-of-wedlock births and their acceptance, popular music, the dumbing down of education, and a whole host of other things.

    • Agree: Kylie
    • Replies: @Anon
    Indeed. Alas, Amazon banned my book discussing the situation and the causes, so negrofication will continue.
  177. @RW
    Don’t think so, Steve. Smartphones are a better explanation. And immigrants coming from Asia, where everyone walks in the street, and Latin America, where drivers may be more used to avoiding pedestrians crossing in the middle of traffic, are better explanations.

    Where can we find info about this increase in pedestrian fatalities?

    Here’s some fatality info, from a pro-pedestrian blog — which to my knowledge has not yet weighed in on the tragic toll being taken by Patriarchy Chicken

    https://usa.streetsblog.org/2018/05/09/study-links-rise-of-suvs-to-the-pedestrian-safety-crisis/

  178. @Almost Missouri
    Since I know y'all are wondering...

    https://cdn.southampton.ac.uk/assets/imported/transforms/site/staff-profile/Photo/93A6962C427F4822BDDA38AB99D22C1D/Charlotte%20Riley2.jpg_SIA_JPG_fit_to_width_INLINE.jpg

    There's video at

    https://youtu.be/YSjBbd86AKU

    She looks like Terry Jones's love child.

    Her fingers are ring-free.

    She has a sort of little girl voice which is either trying to be posh or trying to suppress innate poshness.

    Also, she claims it is "very exciting" to be in Canada.

    She’s apparently grown several extra chins since the first photo. Nevertheless, the problem isn’t so much their God-given looks as their godawful attitudes. Even Amy Harmon could be presentable if she weren’t so justice-obsessed.

  179. @Paul Yarbles
    Oh for Chrissakes why does this dingbat have such antagonism for men? One would think that it's a stance based on a well-reasoned philosophical framework which aims for the betterment of humanity. But I'm betting it's just that this Riley chick is just ugly, a lesbo, or has Daddy issues.

    So if you are a woman, and you’re walking around today, try a game of Patriarchy Chicken. Lean in, sisters. Sharpen those elbows. Collide with some men.
     
    Hmmm... then again, maybe she just wants to get some manly physical contact.

    Not a bad way to “meet cute,” to use the rom-com movie term. “How did I meet Brandon? Oh, we just kind of ‘bumped into’ each other.”

  180. @Danindc
    Franco was known for running out of bounds to avoid contact...

    John Riggins might work if you specifically need a white RB role model.

  181. @Harry Baldwin
    I've wondered for a long time why Michael Jackson was given a pass. I never cared for his music, but after all the credible allegations it gave me a creepy feeling to continue to hear him talked about as if he were some innocent beloved Peter Pan.

    “I’ve wondered for a long time why Michael Jackson was given a pass.”

    Michael Jackson was black, as is O. J. Simpson, who was given an even bigger pass after murdering two white people.

  182. High heels and impractical shoes weren’t enough, we had to give women cell phones. Clumsy and blind is no way to make it through a commute, ladies.

    Women trying to negotiate city street scenes are essentially handicapped by their shoes, general clumsiness ( sorry ladies, it’s true) and the addictive cell phone screens. Not to mention the 2 or 3 bags that so many women are apparently obliged to carry at all times. (Seriously, what the hell are they carrying around? My wife manages with a small handbag and seems to have anything you might need in there. As she says, if you get a giant handbag you end up finding stuff to put in it.)

    So you can’t expect women to go with the flow, so to speak. Most people move for old people, children, and the disabled. I was raised to open doors for women, allow them to take seats on the train, or pass through a doorway first, so I don’t mind doing it. I’ve noticed fewer women say ‘thank you’ these days, but that’s okay. I’m not doing it to get a thank you, I’m doing it because I was raised to do it.

    This woman who bulls through every man she encounters in her London commute: Does she notice when men hold a door for her, etc? Or is that just to be expected?

    I also suspect her rule about not moving out of the way for a man is suspended if he’s one of Britain’s new vibrants. Maybe because they don’t look like the father who doesn’t approve of her tattoos and didn’t want her to move in with her boyfriend in college (even though he was right, that is, because he was right…)

  183. @res

    I’ve written a few times about one of the weirder aspects of the Late Obama Age Collapse, the surprising rise in pedestrian deaths in auto accidents, and speculated on the causes (e.g., the proliferation of smartphones, but whether among drivers or pedestrians is unclear).

    But what if another cause of this unexpected trend in car-pedestrian fatal encounters is a growing attitude in the English-speaking world that it’s racist for a person like me, with all my Intersectional Pokemon Points, to have to defer to my moral inferiors just to avoid a crash?
     
    I think both of those reasons are in play, but I suspect simple entitlement is an equal or larger factor.

    I went into this article hoping it would be about a time-travelling chicken. But Steve Sailer is certainly correct about the lethal intersection between smart phones and legal marijuana.

  184. @Buzz Mohawk
    My hypothesis is that white people are acting more black. Our culture is breaking down, due in part to outsized black influence via media and our treatment of blacks as sacred objects. White norms are disappearing. Witness the increased numbers of white out-of-wedlock births and their acceptance, popular music, the dumbing down of education, and a whole host of other things.

    Indeed. Alas, Amazon banned my book discussing the situation and the causes, so negrofication will continue.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    What book is this? Jaywalking brainlessly through heavy traffic is a pretty standard black behavior (in parts of Detroit, infrastructure collapse indicates sympathy for the offender), but in some poor mixed areas you see as many whites doing it.
  185. @Rosamond Vincy
    I live in a college town. Students are so busy texting they walk into trees.

    “Students are so busy texting they walk into trees.”

    Several videos out there of people on phones walking into ornamental mall pools.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    The late and lamented Metcalf South mall in Overland Park had beautiful ornamental pools with no railings. When cell phones came out they put ugly railings up. They destroyed the mall last year so it's academic now.

    Most malls died because of dindu infestation but Metcalf South did not have that issue. It died because the owners who also owned Oak Park Mall drove all the merchants out on purpose. The city should have rammed property taxes up the owner's ass and forced him to sell, but Johnson County pols all have a special urge to fellate the real estate developers, so they did not. They built a Lowe's (right across from a Home Despot) and will stuff mixed use buildings in the rest of the space. The old Sears still stands but is SBNO, the Sears company shut it down along with the once excellent parts place at 9000 Niemann Rd and privatized the big parts depot on Front St. in KCMO.
  186. @Autochthon
    Ah, Stockton: La Kinshasa del Norte.

    Ah, Stockton: La Kinshasa del Norte.

    It’s Kinsasa in Spanish. But you’re right, it is of the feminine gender. At least in French, but it should carry over.

    https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinsasa

  187. @Paul Yarbles
    Oh for Chrissakes why does this dingbat have such antagonism for men? One would think that it's a stance based on a well-reasoned philosophical framework which aims for the betterment of humanity. But I'm betting it's just that this Riley chick is just ugly, a lesbo, or has Daddy issues.

    So if you are a woman, and you’re walking around today, try a game of Patriarchy Chicken. Lean in, sisters. Sharpen those elbows. Collide with some men.
     
    Hmmm... then again, maybe she just wants to get some manly physical contact.

    Oh for Chrissakes why does this dingbat have such antagonism for men?

    She’s in England, where the lad culture survives, even thrives, much more than in the daughter nations. Chalk this up to Mrs Thatcher, who greatly retarded British feminism simply by her existence.

    I swear the rest of the world laughs at American, Canadian, Australian, and Scandinavian feminists. “You are oppressed by the world’s greatest wusses? Incroyable!

  188. @Hail
    She overuses the word "so," often just leaving it hanging there to no effect.

    The Youtube auto-transcript feature thinks she said "so" 144 times in that 77 minutes of talking, or two "so's" per minute (minus any false-positives, plus any false-negatives).

    It's not the number, though, but the fluffery of her "so's" that is problematic.

    Also, a little too much vocal fry.

  189. @Harry Baldwin
    I've wondered for a long time why Michael Jackson was given a pass. I never cared for his music, but after all the credible allegations it gave me a creepy feeling to continue to hear him talked about as if he were some innocent beloved Peter Pan.

    The day they stop playing his gross songs at weddings and parties is the day I celebrate.

    I was working out at a gym last summer and a MJ song came on. someone alerted the coach and he said, “oh,” and changed the song. Progress!

  190. @Steve Sailer
    We could have a reality show called Intersectional Intersections in which those who don't veer aside at the last moment lose.

    Perhaps they could be set up on some type of track, with the one who turns aside diverted onto another tracker where a either a gaggle of school children or a single octogenarian pedestrian might be struck!

  191. @Mr. Anon

    I’ve written a few times about one of the weirder aspects of the Late Obama Age Collapse, the surprising rise in pedestrian deaths in traffic accidents, and speculated on the causes (e.g., the proliferation of smartphones, but whether among drivers or pedestrians is unclear; or perhaps legal marijuana).
     
    I think perhaps that motorists have also gotten more reckless - driving right past pedestrians on the side of the road without altering speed or even swerving a little to give them a wider berth. Pickup truck and SUV drivers seem especially bad at this. It's as if they just have no concept of making allowances for what could go wrong in an encounter between a 5,000 lb chunk of steel and a 200 lb. meat-sack. That has been my observation anyway.

    And a horrible one at that. How much time do you spend by the side of the road and “observe” this stuff?

    And you are going to suggest that your limited anecdotal experience – and it really isn’t even that, it is pure speculation based on your perception – has some importance in a road system the size of the United States with 50 million vehicles on the road at any given time and just as many pedestrians?

    Seriously?

    Better get your ass out from behind that keyboard and go hang out by the side of the road, Sport.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    I pay attention to the world around me. I am not an unobservant, bovine lunk-head like you.
  192. Today in Commuter Chaos: ‘Harlens Hernandez’ was not playing ‘Patriarchy Chicken,’ he was playing ‘I hate white b*****s.’ A hate crime that actually happened, so it won’t make it to CNN or NBC:

    https://nypost.com/2019/03/04/subway-riders-held-down-maniac-who-slashed-woman-at-midtown-station-cops/

    Odds are this millennial Becky votes ‘D’ down the line, and has said something like, ‘let’s keep everyone named ‘Harlens Hernandez’ and deport the deplorables.’

  193. For some reason I don’t think this uptick is attributable to more people going for “walks” on Sunday afternoon.

    How many of these are joggers with earbuds in at 2am? How many are junkies? Opioid epidemic and all that. How many are suicides?

    I’ve seen two people killed by trains in the same exact spot a year apart. 2016 and 2017. Broad daylight both times. One was a suicide, the other was a 14-year old boy who lived within 500 yards. Reportedly he had earbuds in.

    I saw a woman literally flattened by one of those industrial sized tow-trucks they use for trucks and buses. This was at an intersection very close to Downtown Boston in broad daylight. There was no explanation other than it was completely the pedestrian’s fault.

    Actual enforcement of the traffic laws by police in this country might be one solution. I think the police don’t bother a lot of the time because they fear either being accused of profiling or getting shot.

    Drivers suck. Especially women on their phones. And especially soccer moms with their SUVs and kids in carseats. How they were ever given licences is beyond me. These women push their stupid double-wide or tandem baby carriages the same way. Taking up too much space. And the ones that run, pushing these carriages when the sidewalks are even narrower. The worst. Don’t get me started.

    No. The problem is women. Haha.

  194. The growing rudeness and lack of courtesy among the sexes in Western Civilization were predictable … as were the consequences:

    Feminists declared as a virile assault on the White Male Patriarchy and an attestation of their equality: “There is nothing that a man is, does, or performs that a woman needs value or respect.”

    Men in ever larger numbers are returning the favor: “There is nothing that a woman is, does, or performs that a man needs value or respect.”

    Indeed, many young men and women are finding their mutual, intersectional estrangement so complete that they are refraining from marrying and family formation. Fear not: men and women from alien and hostile cultures are arriving in ever larger numbers to fill the population deficits.

  195. Mj says:

    I notice that women (at least where I live) often will not look both ways when crossing a street. Someone else here once made the same observation. And now this. I wonder if Intersectional Chicken will become a new social trend.

    Reading this article makes me glad I went to Asia to get married.

  196. @Anon
    Indeed. Alas, Amazon banned my book discussing the situation and the causes, so negrofication will continue.

    What book is this? Jaywalking brainlessly through heavy traffic is a pretty standard black behavior (in parts of Detroit, infrastructure collapse indicates sympathy for the offender), but in some poor mixed areas you see as many whites doing it.

  197. Intersectional chicken reminds me of Subservient Chicken:

    https://vimeo.com/16742192

  198. @Paul Yarbles
    Oh for Chrissakes why does this dingbat have such antagonism for men? One would think that it's a stance based on a well-reasoned philosophical framework which aims for the betterment of humanity. But I'm betting it's just that this Riley chick is just ugly, a lesbo, or has Daddy issues.

    So if you are a woman, and you’re walking around today, try a game of Patriarchy Chicken. Lean in, sisters. Sharpen those elbows. Collide with some men.
     
    Hmmm... then again, maybe she just wants to get some manly physical contact.

    She’s a rank amateur.
    Conversation with homie who elbowed me out of the way on 5th Ave. across from the library in the ’90s:
    Me: Yo mama!
    He: Yo grandma!
    Me: Yo parole officer!
    He: Yo psychiatrist!
    Me: Yo social worker!

    Bystanders watched in awe–no easy feat in a city that sees confrontations all the time

  199. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Arclight
    In other news, Michelle Alexander recommends not incarcerating violent offenders - supposedly on the theory that it doesn't really help the offender, but really because in diverse communities, the victims can expect retribution for cooperating with the police:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/03/opinion/violence-criminal-justice.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

    Which isn't exactly an endorsement of the state of the culture in the the communities of the people she considers our moral superiors.

    In other news, Michelle Alexander recommends not incarcerating violent offenders – supposedly on the theory that it doesn’t really help the offender, but really because in diverse communities, the victims can expect retribution for cooperating with the police:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/03/opinion/violence-criminal-justice.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

    Which isn’t exactly an endorsement of the state of the culture in the the communities of the people she considers our moral superiors.

    White communities had this problem much less because when things got bad enough there was a rebellion. Even in backwards Italy the mafia knew there were limits. Eventually the Italians put in Mussolini and for all his faults, Il Duce nearly eliminated the mafia: had the US not let them go at the end of the war but shot them all, the problem would have ceased in Italy and been a severe blow to mob activity in the US.

    The only way to fix gang violence in areas like Chicago and Baltimore at this point is to round up the known gangbangers and throw a few out of helos onto pavement and horsewhip a bunch more, turning them loose with salted keloid scars as a warning to the rest. Won’t happen this side of the revolution. But had the cops been allowed to do their jobs it would not have come to this.

  200. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @YetAnotherAnon
    "Students are so busy texting they walk into trees."

    Several videos out there of people on phones walking into ornamental mall pools.

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

    The late and lamented Metcalf South mall in Overland Park had beautiful ornamental pools with no railings. When cell phones came out they put ugly railings up. They destroyed the mall last year so it’s academic now.

    Most malls died because of dindu infestation but Metcalf South did not have that issue. It died because the owners who also owned Oak Park Mall drove all the merchants out on purpose. The city should have rammed property taxes up the owner’s ass and forced him to sell, but Johnson County pols all have a special urge to fellate the real estate developers, so they did not. They built a Lowe’s (right across from a Home Despot) and will stuff mixed use buildings in the rest of the space. The old Sears still stands but is SBNO, the Sears company shut it down along with the once excellent parts place at 9000 Niemann Rd and privatized the big parts depot on Front St. in KCMO.

  201. Men who don’t get out of the way for polite, nicely dressed women are part of what’s wrong with Western Civilization. Any man who “makes a point” to not move for whatever retarded ideological grudge they hold is just proving his weakness/pettiness.

    Unfortunately even in the U.S men not moving is becoming more common, especially outside of the old-fashioned, polite South. Colorado in particular was full of bearded losers who don’t get out of the way for women or the elderly.

    I get not moving for loud drunk tatted gaggles of females in ill-fitting bodysuits, but there are still lots of normal women out there who deserve basic chivalry. Also the myth of women getting mad about men opening doors is just that…a myth. Doubt it’s actually happened between 2 strangers after circa 1995. It’s kinda like the recurring story of the girl supposedly named “Ladasha” written as “La-a”….urban legend everyone likes to get worked up about.

  202. @Anonymous
    In retrospect, the granting of 'female suffrage' by western nations in the early 20th century will be seen as the death knell of white extinction.

    “In retrospect, the granting of ‘female suffrage’ by western nations in the early 20th century will be seen as the death knell of white extinction.”

    I’ve been seeing it that way for years.

  203. @Captain Tripps

    Charlotte Riley vs. the lead singer of The Verve
     
    Ah yes, Richard Ashcroft. He has that stereotypical gangly English dude look. I can easily imagine him as a medieval English footsoldier with mail and pike and that funny looking helmet.

    In his solo career post-Verve, hasn't done very much of note, but he did record a catchy single, "Are You Ready?", that never really gained traction after it was released. I only took note of it because I heard the song as part of the closing credits to that so-so Matt Damon-Emily Blunt movie, The Adjusment Bureau.

    Maybe it didn't catch on because of its not-so-subtle Christian themes; people mistook it for "Christian Rock" (though Ashcroft isn't a player in that genre) and were turned off.

    https://youtu.be/-c1NHxFGrkg

    Ja, good song. That guitar outro is pretty happenin’.

  204. @Pericles
    Stiff arm?

    From American football. When a player in possession of the ball, and usually moving at speed, fends off an attempted tackle by an opposing player by delivering a blow to the torso with his outstretched, stiffened arm. Pretty effective, and sometimes spectacularly effective, when delivered by a 250 lb. back, or a 275 lb. tight end.

  205. @Johnny Rico
    And a horrible one at that. How much time do you spend by the side of the road and "observe" this stuff?

    And you are going to suggest that your limited anecdotal experience - and it really isn't even that, it is pure speculation based on your perception - has some importance in a road system the size of the United States with 50 million vehicles on the road at any given time and just as many pedestrians?

    Seriously?

    Better get your ass out from behind that keyboard and go hang out by the side of the road, Sport.

    I pay attention to the world around me. I am not an unobservant, bovine lunk-head like you.

  206. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    They are trying for an OJ jury. All they really need is 1 Hispanic "peer" who will refuse to convict him no matter what the evidence is.

    Once you are acquitted, that's it - you can't be recharged. I would think that given the evidence, the chances that a goodwhite jury would let him walk free are close to nil. The defense has to do the best that they can with whatever avenues are available to them, but the chances are very high that "John Budd" is going to get life without parole (no death penalty) . Even 2nd degree murder in Iowa is 35 years before parole - that's probably their best shot. Rivera is young enough that he could do 35 years and still have a significant amount of life left when he gets out.

    Any advocate of Jury Nullification knows that judges are good at getting one obstreperous juror kicked and the alternate to take his place. If one won’t convict and the rest won’t acquit, you have a mistrial, which is costly to the state but if they persist has an even greater chance of conviction because they know what worked and didn’t. Voir dire is also good at getting rid of potential nullificators if the prosecution is pretty sharp.

    Successful jury nullification requires several jurors that will not convict and are smart enough to never admit they want to nullify and the remainder of the jury who just doesn’t give a shit and will acquit so they can finally go home.

    There’s also the civil rights federal gambit if the Feds ever had the balls to use it. The Supreme Court has ruled that charging an acquitted person on the charge of the actual crime can be charged with a civil rights violation for the offense in Federal court and that this does not constitute double jeopardy. (The Constitution means what 5 of 9 Supreme Court Justices says it means no matter how ridiculous.) Charge him with a civil rights violation in Federal court and pack the jury with prole whites who will do what they are told, which prole whites do on juries (they think the government will somehow punish them if they dont or don’t give a shit and want to go home) and you can get him for up to life in Federal prison.

    Of course if the law were successfully used to put dindus or steezers away there would be an uproar. That’s precisely the reason a serious right wing administration would do it. The present administration, while the best one we’ve had in a long time, is not a serious right wing or pro-White one.

  207. @Iron Pastoral
    Someone should set up an experiment in which Greg Howard and Charlotte Riley are made to walk straight at each other. Who, according to the laws of Intersectionalism, would have to give way to whom?

    In their heart of hearts they may well be exactly what they’re longing for.

  208. Anonymous [AKA "Khemk"] says:
    @TelfoedJohn
    This happens in India if there’s a car crash. The upper caste will start beating the lower caste, whoever was at fault. No polite exchange of insurance details. In the US, the beating comes from the ‘lower caste’.

    I thought lower castes in India were not allowed to drive or come within 50 metres of the so called Upper castes?
    I mean, if you insist on making up stuff and showcase your “wisdom” about “injuns” might as well be consistent right?

    Here is a trick question on India.
    What is the common link between the man who wrote the constitution, current prime minister, current president and the chief ministers of the most populous states over the past few decades.

    Yes, they were all upper caste, because lower castes are too busy sweeping out streets in your make believe world….

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