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From the Hollywood Reporter:

Netflix Partners with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi for Three Projects Based on His Books (Exclusive)
9:00 AM PST 1/15/2021 by Rebecca Sun

The antiracist scholar will collaborate with film and TV vets Roger Ross Williams, Mara Brock Akil and Chris Nee for adaptations of his bestsellers ‘Stamped from the Beginning,’ ‘Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You’ and ‘Antiracist Baby.’

What will Ka-Ching Kendi’s next book be: “Stamped Baby?” “Antiracist Stamp?” “You Racist?”

Historian Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s writings on antiracism rose to mainstream prominence last summer amid a widespread social reawakening about continued racial injustice in the nation, with four of his books landing on the New York Times bestseller list.

Now Netflix is partnering with the author and academic, who is the founding director of Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research and one of Time’s 100 most influential people of 2020, to adapt his scholarship for the screen with three different projects intended to reach audiences of different ages.

… “I hope these films crystallize Dr. Kendi’s message that ‘the only thing wrong with Black people is that they think something is wrong with Black people’ and encourage everyone to fight for a more equitable society.

There’s no message that blacks need to hear more than that they have no faults whatsoever and all their problems are somebody else’s doing.

By the way, one theory is that Kendi, who had cancer recently, is so money-grubbing so feverishly for an honorable reasons: perhaps he’s trying to pile up a huge estate for his heirs, kind of like how Anthony Burgess wrote his first five novels in one year after a doctor told him he had one year to live to leave his wife an inheritance. (Warning: not all great literary anecdotes are necessarily true.)

 
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  1. So how long until Netflix has a bankruptcy filing in its future?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Redneck farmer

    Netflix is prospering mightily.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Altai, @Richard B, @JimB, @Known Fact, @Desiderius

    , @Mindy Derkins
    @Redneck farmer

    Uh you do know that progressivism and anti-racism is EXTReMLY populated don't yiu?

    Get outside of your echo chamber

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Reg Cæsar, @MEH 0910, @fish

    , @Barack Obama's secret Unz account
    @Redneck farmer

    Internet rumours say they're swimming in debt and hoping to cash in by outlasting their rivals; if true, seems unlikely to work now that Disney has entered the fray

    Internet conspiracy theorists say they're basically an arm of the state anyway, so they don't actually need to turn a profit at all

    , @danand
    @Redneck farmer

    "So how long until Netflix has a bankruptcy filing in its future?"

    Ironically Netflix just announced a blowout quarter today, looking like it will open ~12% more valuable Wednesday morning:

    https://flic.kr/p/2ktTbwK

    , @Bugg
    @Redneck farmer

    As a shareholder,I find this disturbing. Netflix needs to grasp the idea is to have programming that appeals to the broadest spectrum of viewers as the choice of streaming services expand. Instead they're bending over backward to virtue signal to 13% of the population. And that 13% is not going to pay Netflix's bills.

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @Ragno

  2. OT (Department of Here We Go Again):

    Biden to Announce Broad Plan to Reverse Trump Immigration Policies

    Legislation he will propose on his first day as president will give undocumented immigrants the chance to become citizens and restore and expand programs for refugees and asylum seekers

    President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will propose far-reaching legislation on Wednesday to give the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States a chance to become citizens in as little as eight years …

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/us/politics/biden-immigration-policies.html

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @PiltdownMan

    They'll have to break the filibuster to do that.

    Replies: @MBlanc46

    , @Whiskey
    @PiltdownMan

    This is likely the first big crisis of Biden's Presidency. Like Netflix people acquiring content, and the Bourbons, he's learned nothing and forgotten nothing. Its always the 1960s with these people. Call people racist, pander to anti-White sentiment, and call it a day. That works until it doesn't.

    But there's a huge caravan coming from Honduras. The Guatemalans have it contained for now, but eventually about a million men, are likely to march through and into eventually Mexico and likely the Texas border.

    The Mexicans in South Texas are not about to turn over control of the area to a bunch of Hondurans. Why would they? And Gov. Abbot is likely to send in the National Guard, quickly countermanded by Biden and its likely Biden sends in the US Army and Marines, to open the border forcibly and arrest Abbot, local law enforcement, and local South Texas Tejanos opposed to being second or third class to Hondurans. He will probably use the Military to seize houses from people and install the Hondurans there. He's that stupid. His people are even stupider.

    A huge mass of young men from Honduras, with scary Mayan tattoos, with Biden intent on bringing them in is likely to break things. The military. States. People.

    Its not 2015 Germany. We have net 10 million fewer jobs. Probably 20 million after Biden's 6 month Federal lockdown he's promising. Everyone knows the cops have headed to the donut shop for the next 40 years. They are never coming back in our lifetimes. Instead of Good Times Rolling in the aftermath of a disputed election we get purges and punishments and weirdos who invite ridicule appointed because Fraud means they can never lose another election. Not ever. Mass censorship and suspension of banking, utilities, and more. Jack Dorsey promises to find out with Big Data anyone who even supported Trump and get them fired and their bank accounts frozen. We seem to be in a purge of all Whites from the military particularly Special Forces. Biden is as competent and in command as his people. Including Dr. Rachel Levine. A mentally ill Jewish man in a dress.

    Replies: @Lot

    , @ic1000
    @PiltdownMan

    > OT -- "Biden to Announce Broad Plan to Reverse Trump Immigration Policies"

    On Jan. 11th, I left a comment that included


    Tonight I (again) watched NBC Evening News With Lester Holt... [one] segment bemoaned that in the waning days of his administration, Trump [signed Executive Orders that] have conjured enchanted chains that hapless President Biden will be unable to break.
     
    Most of those directives were restrictions on future immigration.

    NBC Evening News' showrunners must assume that their viewers don't know what Executive Orders are, and don't care. Nine days later, when a different stroke of a different pen causes those enchantments to fall away, it's a miracle. For any who can remember that far back.

    In further good news, starting about tonight, the troubled and decrepit Covid vaccination program is poised to begin a remarkable turnaround. In agricultural communes and tractor factories throughout this great land, injection quotas are about to be not just met -- but exceeded! Only the leadership of our General Secretary could inspire health-care workers to display such Stakhanovite devotion.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

  3. @PiltdownMan
    OT (Department of Here We Go Again):


    Biden to Announce Broad Plan to Reverse Trump Immigration Policies

    Legislation he will propose on his first day as president will give undocumented immigrants the chance to become citizens and restore and expand programs for refugees and asylum seekers


    President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will propose far-reaching legislation on Wednesday to give the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States a chance to become citizens in as little as eight years ...

     

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/us/politics/biden-immigration-policies.html
     

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Whiskey, @ic1000

    They’ll have to break the filibuster to do that.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    @JohnnyWalker123

    The Repubs? Filibuster against an unending supply of cheap labor for their corporate paymasters? Fat chance.

  4. @Redneck farmer
    So how long until Netflix has a bankruptcy filing in its future?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Mindy Derkins, @Barack Obama's secret Unz account, @danand, @Bugg

    Netflix is prospering mightily.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Whiskey
    @Steve Sailer

    No it isn't. Netflix is not profit making nor will it be profit making in the foreseeable future.

    Netflix has about 73 million plus US subscribers. That is about $949 million per month at 12.99 per subscriber, assuming there is no discounting and bundling where the revenue is much lower (free Netflix for a year with T Mobile, etc). That might seem like a lot of revenue, but they pay out an enormous amount of money in servers (not cheap), production costs, and acquisition costs. It costs money to acquire a new subscriber to replace the one that has canceled. While it is closely guarded their churn rate (the rate at which subscribers turn over) is high. And that content is not cheap to produce either.

    Netflix is basically now that they lost the Marvel content, "the black subscription channel" with all that implies. Sure, nice black ladies will watch "Bridgerton." And whatever Wakanda-type nonsense Ibrahm X. Kendi comes up with, some black dudes might watch once (on a shared subscription which is a net loss for the company). [Credentials for sharing Netflix and other subscription content are allegedly available all across the internet. I don't care as you'd have to pay me ... a lot ... to watch that stuff.]

    Subscription services are not like Movie Studios where a big hit and ancillary income like Frozen merchandise or forty years of Star Wars toys props up a company for decades. It is all about keeping costs low, churn low, and cheap, replicated content that keeps the subscribers hooked and paying for next month.

    From what I've seen in the FT, Netflix is STILL producing losses. They just are floating on the investor idiocy that they will be the next Amazon.

    In truth, I don't see any winner. The overseas stuff costs them (and other streaming providers) more than they take in, without much growth as they face content restrictions, and other resistance from governments protecting local content providers. Those nations with governments weak enough to not put up barriers like Ethiopia don't have people rich enough in enough numbers to make the foreign operation profitable. And Indians and Chinese are not going to be down with "black y'all" as entertainment. Netflix was losing money in India a few years ago. I assume that has not changed since then.

    Here in the US Disney has maybe the only must-see streaming content, "the Mandalorian," but nothing else. And people are highly likely to subscribe. Watch every episode. Then cancel. Or, simply purchase bootlegs. I'm sure they are out there. None of the Marvel stuff without Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man seems to have really hit. All the "Diverse" stuff is different when you ask people to pay for it. Some will. Not enough to make money though.

    HBO Max is dead in the water. And expensive. With no content. Hulu is moribund with mutual corporate owners fighting each other.

    The problem with Netflix and the others are that they are operating on the old model -- a small micro audience of the correct teen female non White demo is worth more to advertisers than a mass older White audience. Really who is going to pay $14 a month to watch a black Duke in some Regency Romance or whatever White-baiting stuff Kendi gets up to?

    Again, the way to make money in subscriptions is cheap production costs (total), hold onto subscribers, and stop them from canceling by having stuff that hooks them week after week. Woke lectures on Whitey ain't it.

    Replies: @Barack Obama's secret Unz account, @Wilkey, @guest007, @Gabe Ruth

    , @Altai
    @Steve Sailer

    Their share price is but fundamentally it's not looking good. They've dialed down their spend on new programming from their peak years of 50 billion plus but they still don't make any money.

    Their only hope was to somehow attain an unassailable dominance and monopoly then either put more ads on the platform or charge more (For, example no ads). But that hasn't happened and now Apple and Disney are starting to compete in a way which, even if it doesn't mean anyone is going to switch totally to either as their only or main streaming service, puts pressure on their price since a lot of people will want to have both Netflix and one of the other two, at least for periods of time.

    Both Disney and Apple have enormous warchests and profit-making business outside streaming and so can subsidise their streaming platforms in a way that Netflix can't, putting even more pressure on their price.

    The alternative route for Netflix is to continue spending 50 gorillion a year and hope that they get bought out by the likes of Amazon.

    , @Richard B
    @Steve Sailer


    Netflix is prospering mightily.
     
    By promoting X Kendi, and not just X Kendi, it's also contributing mightily to the civilizational-wide explanatory collapse the West is in the middle of right now. And, since explanations function by organizing our transactions with the world, when they collapse, well.... From this perspective their prosperity could turn out to be a Pyrrhic Victory.

    It very well may be.

    , @JimB
    @Steve Sailer

    But why? Is it a few hugely popular series like Stranger Things subsidizing a bunch of brain pollution, the way South Park carries Comedy Central, or does nihilistic woke crap actually draw viewers? The dialog and acting is awful for Netflix original series.

    , @Known Fact
    @Steve Sailer

    I'd be skeptical for now, but they may be very well positioned for the day when everyone gets an UBI to just sit home, shut up and watch the WokieVision

    , @Desiderius
    @Steve Sailer

    75 mil < 1% of global pop

    Cruising on your market/voting power for far too long. The makeup of Zuck's Truth Commission was the writing on the wall.

  5. Historian Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s writings on antiracism rose to mainstream prominence last summer amid a widespread social reawakening about continued racial injustice in the nation, with four of his books landing on the New York Times bestseller list.

    In other words, desperate people resort to desperate measures. (Pity it’s all going to end in tears anyway.)

    To me that makes this obvious fraud’s popularity a bit easier to stomach.

  6. One of these reasonably-bright Black public intellectuals is going to 1: figure out that HBD is true and explains much of the yawning racial gaps between Blacks and whites and 2: speak publicly about this. I feel certain that Barack Obama (a very bright man) has mastered 1: but is too smart and wily to fall into trap 2.

    White liberals manage to delude themselves about HBD because they avoid thinking too hard about Black/white gaps and accept the conventional “systemic racism” malarkey without even pondering on it. They manage to be deluded by never thinking hard about how ridiculous the standard theory is and rather accepting it without thinking. Blacks, on the other hand, think obsessively about Black/white racial gaps, so it is more difficult for them to never let their minds wander into dangerous territory. I suspect that a large proportion of Blacks secretly believe in HBD.

    The new censorship method to avoid public HBD awareness will be to only report on what Black public intellectuals say after it has been scrubbed clean of any HBD-aware aspects. Ibram X Kendi already sounds at times slightly HBD-aware, but that never makes the news.

    • Replies: @Richard B
    @Peter Johnson


    Black/white racial gaps
     
    Why didn't you capitalize White? Talk about accepting the "malarkey." Which brings me to my second question. "...malarkey"? But seriously, your HBD comments were spot on. Couldn't agree more.

    "The new censorship method to avoid public HBD awareness will be to only report on what Black public intellectuals say after it has been scrubbed clean of any HBD-aware aspects."

    You're probably right. To the extent that's true it'll only sink their whole narrative that much faster.

    Replies: @Lurker

  7. Mara Brock Akil

    Well, somebody get the poor girl a new kil!

    Mara Brock Akil = A kilo, Mr Barack?

    Thanking his drug dealer in his yearbook and inventing the best ways to inhale: Book lifts lid on ‘Barry’ Obama’s marijuana-smoking school days

    and Chris Nee

    Of the Knights Who Say “Nee”.

    Chris Nee = Enriches. He’s nicer.

    What will Ka-Ching Kendi’s next book be… “You Racist?”

    Antiracism = I racist, man.

    “Stamped Baby?”

    • Troll: RichardTaylor
  8. (Warning: not all great literary anecdotes are necessarily true.)

    Speaking of, will Netflix be able to resist the temptation to affix “Based on a True Story” tags to its Kendithon?

  9. @Steve Sailer
    @Redneck farmer

    Netflix is prospering mightily.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Altai, @Richard B, @JimB, @Known Fact, @Desiderius

    No it isn’t. Netflix is not profit making nor will it be profit making in the foreseeable future.

    Netflix has about 73 million plus US subscribers. That is about $949 million per month at 12.99 per subscriber, assuming there is no discounting and bundling where the revenue is much lower (free Netflix for a year with T Mobile, etc). That might seem like a lot of revenue, but they pay out an enormous amount of money in servers (not cheap), production costs, and acquisition costs. It costs money to acquire a new subscriber to replace the one that has canceled. While it is closely guarded their churn rate (the rate at which subscribers turn over) is high. And that content is not cheap to produce either.

    Netflix is basically now that they lost the Marvel content, “the black subscription channel” with all that implies. Sure, nice black ladies will watch “Bridgerton.” And whatever Wakanda-type nonsense Ibrahm X. Kendi comes up with, some black dudes might watch once (on a shared subscription which is a net loss for the company). [Credentials for sharing Netflix and other subscription content are allegedly available all across the internet. I don’t care as you’d have to pay me … a lot … to watch that stuff.]

    Subscription services are not like Movie Studios where a big hit and ancillary income like Frozen merchandise or forty years of Star Wars toys props up a company for decades. It is all about keeping costs low, churn low, and cheap, replicated content that keeps the subscribers hooked and paying for next month.

    From what I’ve seen in the FT, Netflix is STILL producing losses. They just are floating on the investor idiocy that they will be the next Amazon.

    In truth, I don’t see any winner. The overseas stuff costs them (and other streaming providers) more than they take in, without much growth as they face content restrictions, and other resistance from governments protecting local content providers. Those nations with governments weak enough to not put up barriers like Ethiopia don’t have people rich enough in enough numbers to make the foreign operation profitable. And Indians and Chinese are not going to be down with “black y’all” as entertainment. Netflix was losing money in India a few years ago. I assume that has not changed since then.

    Here in the US Disney has maybe the only must-see streaming content, “the Mandalorian,” but nothing else. And people are highly likely to subscribe. Watch every episode. Then cancel. Or, simply purchase bootlegs. I’m sure they are out there. None of the Marvel stuff without Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man seems to have really hit. All the “Diverse” stuff is different when you ask people to pay for it. Some will. Not enough to make money though.

    HBO Max is dead in the water. And expensive. With no content. Hulu is moribund with mutual corporate owners fighting each other.

    The problem with Netflix and the others are that they are operating on the old model — a small micro audience of the correct teen female non White demo is worth more to advertisers than a mass older White audience. Really who is going to pay $14 a month to watch a black Duke in some Regency Romance or whatever White-baiting stuff Kendi gets up to?

    Again, the way to make money in subscriptions is cheap production costs (total), hold onto subscribers, and stop them from canceling by having stuff that hooks them week after week. Woke lectures on Whitey ain’t it.

    • Thanks: El Dato
    • Replies: @Barack Obama's secret Unz account
    @Whiskey

    I'm fond of pointing out that streaming services have far fewer titles than the average Blockbuster did thirty years ago.

    But every streaming service wants to be the only streaming service, and they're all holding out hope that they'll be the last one standing and the holder of the monopoly.

    A more sensible arrangement would be for ISPs to licence a streaming platform, and rights-holders to licence all their content to ISPs, like music publishers do with radio stations. This way, consumers would have the widest selection, and platforms and studios could stay in their lane, doing what they do best.

    Replies: @JosephB

    , @Wilkey
    @Whiskey

    Unless you know something we don’t, Netflix is profitable - $1.9 billion in 2019, and probably quite a bit more in 2020, thanks to COVID. I could look it up right now, but I’m lazy.

    What doesn’t necessarily make much sense is it’s P/E ratio of 81. Why a company as mature as Netflix should have a P/E ratio that high, near the end of its COVID bump even as alternatives are really starting to be competitive is anyone’s guess.

    Replies: @El Dato

    , @guest007
    @Whiskey

    Here is the latest earnings report for Netflix.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-netflix-stock-is-going-haywire-after-its-latest-earnings-report-114430671.html

    A pull quote:


    The company also raised its cash flow guidance for 2021 by $1 billion to breakeven. Considering Netflix’s business model has long required debt to operate, this improved free cash flow outlook is being embraced by the bulls.
     
    I suspect that adding of documentaries is just marketing to encourage schools and universities to subscribe to Netflix.

    Replies: @Gabe Ruth

    , @Gabe Ruth
    @Whiskey

    It's such a shame that your miscegenation obsession takes up so much of your otherwise well functioning brain.

  10. Looking over Trump’s pardons I’m shocked how many people were/are doing hard time related to marijuana manufacturing/trafficking/dealing. Crazy since it’s now openly and legally sold in many states and you can smoke openly in places like Boston.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-press-secretary-regarding-executive-grants-clemency-012021/

    • Thanks: Jim Christian, Desiderius
    • Replies: @Pericles
    @Anonymous

    Lots of drug dealers, some rappers, some jews, a number of arabs too.

    Bannon got pardoned, as did Kwame Kilpatrick and Aviem Sella. He did, however, not pardon Martin Shkreli, or the Proud Boys who were convicted for getting beaten up by antifa, or James Fields for that matter.



    Mr. Sella is an Israeli citizen who was indicted in 1986 for espionage in relation to the Jonathan Pollard case. Mr. Sella’s request for clemency is supported by the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, the United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, and Miriam Adelson. The State of Israel has issued a full and unequivocal apology, and has requested the pardon in order to close this unfortunate chapter in U.S.-Israel relations.

     

    Perhaps the most popular one has to be real estate fraudster Eliyahu Weinstein, where apparently even his victims wrote in support for his pardon.
    , @Desiderius
    @Anonymous

    Sessions somehow managed to get himself sidetracked on this.

  11. ‘Stamped from the Beginning,’ ‘Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You’ and ‘Antiracist Baby.’

    Though it may not seem like it, America’s real nightmare era is just beginning.

    That was then.. The Golden Age.

  12. Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research

    I suppose they will pull lots of IgNobel prizes.

    Although handing out an IgNobel that implies Anti-Racists are full of shit will probably mean the organizers get publicly raped by irate blacks as liberals cheer on, then burnt and the stake while being simultaneously hanged.

    Naff America: No Fun Allowed

  13. @PiltdownMan
    OT (Department of Here We Go Again):


    Biden to Announce Broad Plan to Reverse Trump Immigration Policies

    Legislation he will propose on his first day as president will give undocumented immigrants the chance to become citizens and restore and expand programs for refugees and asylum seekers


    President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will propose far-reaching legislation on Wednesday to give the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States a chance to become citizens in as little as eight years ...

     

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/us/politics/biden-immigration-policies.html
     

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Whiskey, @ic1000

    This is likely the first big crisis of Biden’s Presidency. Like Netflix people acquiring content, and the Bourbons, he’s learned nothing and forgotten nothing. Its always the 1960s with these people. Call people racist, pander to anti-White sentiment, and call it a day. That works until it doesn’t.

    But there’s a huge caravan coming from Honduras. The Guatemalans have it contained for now, but eventually about a million men, are likely to march through and into eventually Mexico and likely the Texas border.

    The Mexicans in South Texas are not about to turn over control of the area to a bunch of Hondurans. Why would they? And Gov. Abbot is likely to send in the National Guard, quickly countermanded by Biden and its likely Biden sends in the US Army and Marines, to open the border forcibly and arrest Abbot, local law enforcement, and local South Texas Tejanos opposed to being second or third class to Hondurans. He will probably use the Military to seize houses from people and install the Hondurans there. He’s that stupid. His people are even stupider.

    A huge mass of young men from Honduras, with scary Mayan tattoos, with Biden intent on bringing them in is likely to break things. The military. States. People.

    Its not 2015 Germany. We have net 10 million fewer jobs. Probably 20 million after Biden’s 6 month Federal lockdown he’s promising. Everyone knows the cops have headed to the donut shop for the next 40 years. They are never coming back in our lifetimes. Instead of Good Times Rolling in the aftermath of a disputed election we get purges and punishments and weirdos who invite ridicule appointed because Fraud means they can never lose another election. Not ever. Mass censorship and suspension of banking, utilities, and more. Jack Dorsey promises to find out with Big Data anyone who even supported Trump and get them fired and their bank accounts frozen. We seem to be in a purge of all Whites from the military particularly Special Forces. Biden is as competent and in command as his people. Including Dr. Rachel Levine. A mentally ill Jewish man in a dress.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Whiskey

    “Its not 2015 Germany.“

    Sure it is. People may not specifically want a million Hondurans or Syrians, but they really don’t want some icky racists like Trump or AfD running that nation.

    The very Kendi type white hating black Muslim Keith Ellison was elected AG of Minnesota after two different women he used to live with accused him of domestic violence. Then they swung to Biden after a black riot and homicide surge.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Shango

  14. • LOL: Neoconned
  15. 1 more reason for everyone who has a Netflix subscription to cancel it immediately. I hope more people realize this. It should be easier to boycott Netflix as opposed to Walmart. Walmart still sells some essential consumer goods. But everyone should be able to do without Netflix.

    • Replies: @unit472
    @Patrick McNally

    A lot of people should be FORCED to cancel Netflix, Disney or any other premium entertainment service and here is why. Millions of people are behind on their rent, delinquent on their electric,water and gas utility bills etc., yet they are free to stiff essential service providers and indulge on premium cable and streaming services.

    Municipal and regulated utility providers should be able to cross check with premium entertainment providers and be allowed to terminate service to those whose accounts are delinquent if they find a single premium entertainment channel serving that household! See how Disney and Netflix share price holds up then.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @Polistra

    , @Wilkey
    @Patrick McNally


    1 more reason for everyone who has a Netflix subscription to cancel it immediately. I hope more people realize this.
     
    Even if you don’t feel like you cancel it forever, you could do a lot of damage by dialing down your subscription to just a few months a year. Sign up, watch whatever shows it is you’re obsessed with, then cancel for another 9–10 months.

    Replies: @Polistra

  16. There’s no message that blacks need to hear more than that they have no faults whatsoever and all their problems are somebody else’s doing.

    Which goes to show that blacks need authoritarian preachers like Louis Farrakhan to keep them in line. You don’t have to believe in a traditional god to see that the less intelligent people need their folk religions because they lack the ability to regulate themselves. This idea shows up in the writings of Spinoza and Locke, for example, who praised Jesus as the dumb man’s smart person to perform this role for the common folk.

  17. “social reawakening”

    lol. So that’s what it was.

  18. @Redneck farmer
    So how long until Netflix has a bankruptcy filing in its future?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Mindy Derkins, @Barack Obama's secret Unz account, @danand, @Bugg

    Uh you do know that progressivism and anti-racism is EXTReMLY populated don’t yiu?

    Get outside of your echo chamber

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Mindy Derkins

    (Sobbing) I'VE FINALLY GOT A RESPONSE FROM TD!

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Mindy Derkins


    Get outside of your echo chamber
     
    https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.365160772.5395/mwo,x1000,ipad_2_snap-pad,750x1000,f8f8f8.jpg
    , @MEH 0910
    @Mindy Derkins


    Get outside of your echo chamber
     
    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39307000/jpg/_39307218_duck_salford_b203.jpg
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3086890.stm

    Sound science is quackers
    By Jonathan Amos
    BBC News Online science staff, in Salford
    Monday, 8 September, 2003

    The old saying that a duck's quack produces no echo is... well, just plain quackers.

    Acoustics expert Professor Trevor Cox has deployed the most powerful techniques his science can muster to prove the bird's calls will bounce off hard surfaces in just the same way as all sounds.

    But the researcher has discovered there is a kernel of truth in the myth which may explain how it arose in the first place.

    He says the way a duck quacks, with a long "aaaacckkk" on the end of the call, tends to mask any echoes that are produced.
     

    Replies: @JimB

    , @fish
    @Mindy Derkins

    Tinys Derkins.....?

  19. Antifa = fascist

    Antiracist = racist

  20. But surely Netflix is run by high IQ people. I mean, I thought that all that mattered was having super duper smart people in the highest positions in our society. Why, we’d become a true CivNat paradise!

    Yet somehow, it’s as if RACE and anti-Whitism play the fundamental role it our politics today.

    Golly. I’m sure the Big Brain People will bring us back to sweet reason soon.

  21. Another Doctor, I notice. And this one might actually be Samoan!

    “I’ll handle this,” he said to the Moray woman. “This man has a bad heart, but I have plenty of medicine. My name is Doctor Gonzo. Prepare our suite at once. We’ll be in the bar.”

  22. @Whiskey
    @PiltdownMan

    This is likely the first big crisis of Biden's Presidency. Like Netflix people acquiring content, and the Bourbons, he's learned nothing and forgotten nothing. Its always the 1960s with these people. Call people racist, pander to anti-White sentiment, and call it a day. That works until it doesn't.

    But there's a huge caravan coming from Honduras. The Guatemalans have it contained for now, but eventually about a million men, are likely to march through and into eventually Mexico and likely the Texas border.

    The Mexicans in South Texas are not about to turn over control of the area to a bunch of Hondurans. Why would they? And Gov. Abbot is likely to send in the National Guard, quickly countermanded by Biden and its likely Biden sends in the US Army and Marines, to open the border forcibly and arrest Abbot, local law enforcement, and local South Texas Tejanos opposed to being second or third class to Hondurans. He will probably use the Military to seize houses from people and install the Hondurans there. He's that stupid. His people are even stupider.

    A huge mass of young men from Honduras, with scary Mayan tattoos, with Biden intent on bringing them in is likely to break things. The military. States. People.

    Its not 2015 Germany. We have net 10 million fewer jobs. Probably 20 million after Biden's 6 month Federal lockdown he's promising. Everyone knows the cops have headed to the donut shop for the next 40 years. They are never coming back in our lifetimes. Instead of Good Times Rolling in the aftermath of a disputed election we get purges and punishments and weirdos who invite ridicule appointed because Fraud means they can never lose another election. Not ever. Mass censorship and suspension of banking, utilities, and more. Jack Dorsey promises to find out with Big Data anyone who even supported Trump and get them fired and their bank accounts frozen. We seem to be in a purge of all Whites from the military particularly Special Forces. Biden is as competent and in command as his people. Including Dr. Rachel Levine. A mentally ill Jewish man in a dress.

    Replies: @Lot

    “Its not 2015 Germany.“

    Sure it is. People may not specifically want a million Hondurans or Syrians, but they really don’t want some icky racists like Trump or AfD running that nation.

    The very Kendi type white hating black Muslim Keith Ellison was elected AG of Minnesota after two different women he used to live with accused him of domestic violence. Then they swung to Biden after a black riot and homicide surge.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Lot


    People may not specifically want a million Hondurans or Syrians, but they really don’t want some icky racists like Trump or AfD running that nation.
     
    Which "people"?
    , @Shango
    @Lot

    Are you saying white liberals are the ones that elect some like kith Ellison into power.

  23. @Redneck farmer
    So how long until Netflix has a bankruptcy filing in its future?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Mindy Derkins, @Barack Obama's secret Unz account, @danand, @Bugg

    Internet rumours say they’re swimming in debt and hoping to cash in by outlasting their rivals; if true, seems unlikely to work now that Disney has entered the fray

    Internet conspiracy theorists say they’re basically an arm of the state anyway, so they don’t actually need to turn a profit at all

  24. Kendi doesn’t have heirs, he is a big gay.

    • Replies: @HFR
    @gent

    @gent "Kendi doesn't have heirs." He does have a wife and a child. Which makes him being "a big gay" not impossible, but not likely.

    , @MEH 0910
    @gent


    Kendi doesn’t have heirs, he is a big gay.
     
    Kendi has a wife and daughter.

    https://www.essence.com/love/weddings/bridal-bliss-sadiqa-and-ibram/#193394

    https://twitter.com/dribram/status/1168278303846912002

    https://twitter.com/dribram/status/1210252298045272066

    https://twitter.com/dribram/status/1274711923762909184
  25. @Whiskey
    @Steve Sailer

    No it isn't. Netflix is not profit making nor will it be profit making in the foreseeable future.

    Netflix has about 73 million plus US subscribers. That is about $949 million per month at 12.99 per subscriber, assuming there is no discounting and bundling where the revenue is much lower (free Netflix for a year with T Mobile, etc). That might seem like a lot of revenue, but they pay out an enormous amount of money in servers (not cheap), production costs, and acquisition costs. It costs money to acquire a new subscriber to replace the one that has canceled. While it is closely guarded their churn rate (the rate at which subscribers turn over) is high. And that content is not cheap to produce either.

    Netflix is basically now that they lost the Marvel content, "the black subscription channel" with all that implies. Sure, nice black ladies will watch "Bridgerton." And whatever Wakanda-type nonsense Ibrahm X. Kendi comes up with, some black dudes might watch once (on a shared subscription which is a net loss for the company). [Credentials for sharing Netflix and other subscription content are allegedly available all across the internet. I don't care as you'd have to pay me ... a lot ... to watch that stuff.]

    Subscription services are not like Movie Studios where a big hit and ancillary income like Frozen merchandise or forty years of Star Wars toys props up a company for decades. It is all about keeping costs low, churn low, and cheap, replicated content that keeps the subscribers hooked and paying for next month.

    From what I've seen in the FT, Netflix is STILL producing losses. They just are floating on the investor idiocy that they will be the next Amazon.

    In truth, I don't see any winner. The overseas stuff costs them (and other streaming providers) more than they take in, without much growth as they face content restrictions, and other resistance from governments protecting local content providers. Those nations with governments weak enough to not put up barriers like Ethiopia don't have people rich enough in enough numbers to make the foreign operation profitable. And Indians and Chinese are not going to be down with "black y'all" as entertainment. Netflix was losing money in India a few years ago. I assume that has not changed since then.

    Here in the US Disney has maybe the only must-see streaming content, "the Mandalorian," but nothing else. And people are highly likely to subscribe. Watch every episode. Then cancel. Or, simply purchase bootlegs. I'm sure they are out there. None of the Marvel stuff without Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man seems to have really hit. All the "Diverse" stuff is different when you ask people to pay for it. Some will. Not enough to make money though.

    HBO Max is dead in the water. And expensive. With no content. Hulu is moribund with mutual corporate owners fighting each other.

    The problem with Netflix and the others are that they are operating on the old model -- a small micro audience of the correct teen female non White demo is worth more to advertisers than a mass older White audience. Really who is going to pay $14 a month to watch a black Duke in some Regency Romance or whatever White-baiting stuff Kendi gets up to?

    Again, the way to make money in subscriptions is cheap production costs (total), hold onto subscribers, and stop them from canceling by having stuff that hooks them week after week. Woke lectures on Whitey ain't it.

    Replies: @Barack Obama's secret Unz account, @Wilkey, @guest007, @Gabe Ruth

    I’m fond of pointing out that streaming services have far fewer titles than the average Blockbuster did thirty years ago.

    But every streaming service wants to be the only streaming service, and they’re all holding out hope that they’ll be the last one standing and the holder of the monopoly.

    A more sensible arrangement would be for ISPs to licence a streaming platform, and rights-holders to licence all their content to ISPs, like music publishers do with radio stations. This way, consumers would have the widest selection, and platforms and studios could stay in their lane, doing what they do best.

    • Thanks: Beavertales
    • Replies: @JosephB
    @Barack Obama's secret Unz account


    I’m fond of pointing out that streaming services have far fewer titles than the average Blockbuster did thirty years ago.
     
    I don't understand the allure of streaming either. Content comes and goes too rapidly.

    A more sensible arrangement would be for ISPs to licence a streaming platform, and rights-holders to licence all their content to ISPs, like music publishers do with radio stations. This way, consumers would have the widest selection, and platforms and studios could stay in their lane, doing what they do best.
     
    I'm not seeing Disney giving up a revenue stream. Also, radio stations are playing one thing at a time. For an ISP things seem more complex. They could build streaming into the pricing, but why should person A who just emails and facebooks pay royalties for someone who watches a lot of premium content? I see pay per view as a viable model for many things.

    Replies: @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

  26. @Patrick McNally
    1 more reason for everyone who has a Netflix subscription to cancel it immediately. I hope more people realize this. It should be easier to boycott Netflix as opposed to Walmart. Walmart still sells some essential consumer goods. But everyone should be able to do without Netflix.

    Replies: @unit472, @Wilkey

    A lot of people should be FORCED to cancel Netflix, Disney or any other premium entertainment service and here is why. Millions of people are behind on their rent, delinquent on their electric,water and gas utility bills etc., yet they are free to stiff essential service providers and indulge on premium cable and streaming services.

    Municipal and regulated utility providers should be able to cross check with premium entertainment providers and be allowed to terminate service to those whose accounts are delinquent if they find a single premium entertainment channel serving that household! See how Disney and Netflix share price holds up then.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @unit472

    A relative worked for a credit card company while she was in college. Dealing with delinquent accounts was part of her gig. When they would say they couldn’t pay the bill one of the first things they would always ask was “Do you have cable?” Getting people to make sensible decisions to protect their financial future is difficult if not impossible.

    , @Polistra
    @unit472

    Contra Wilkey, with complete control of Washington the Dems are already sending over a billion dollars to NYC to cover residential rent arrears, now with the promise of much more to come. Essentially, any debts largely or exclusively owed by Democrats will be nationalized.

    https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2021/01/nyc-rent.jpg

    https://nypost.com/2021/01/17/if-landlords-dont-get-paid-nyc-housing-is-headed-for-disaster/

  27. @Redneck farmer
    So how long until Netflix has a bankruptcy filing in its future?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Mindy Derkins, @Barack Obama's secret Unz account, @danand, @Bugg

    “So how long until Netflix has a bankruptcy filing in its future?”

    Ironically Netflix just announced a blowout quarter today, looking like it will open ~12% more valuable Wednesday morning:

    NET

  28. @Whiskey
    @Steve Sailer

    No it isn't. Netflix is not profit making nor will it be profit making in the foreseeable future.

    Netflix has about 73 million plus US subscribers. That is about $949 million per month at 12.99 per subscriber, assuming there is no discounting and bundling where the revenue is much lower (free Netflix for a year with T Mobile, etc). That might seem like a lot of revenue, but they pay out an enormous amount of money in servers (not cheap), production costs, and acquisition costs. It costs money to acquire a new subscriber to replace the one that has canceled. While it is closely guarded their churn rate (the rate at which subscribers turn over) is high. And that content is not cheap to produce either.

    Netflix is basically now that they lost the Marvel content, "the black subscription channel" with all that implies. Sure, nice black ladies will watch "Bridgerton." And whatever Wakanda-type nonsense Ibrahm X. Kendi comes up with, some black dudes might watch once (on a shared subscription which is a net loss for the company). [Credentials for sharing Netflix and other subscription content are allegedly available all across the internet. I don't care as you'd have to pay me ... a lot ... to watch that stuff.]

    Subscription services are not like Movie Studios where a big hit and ancillary income like Frozen merchandise or forty years of Star Wars toys props up a company for decades. It is all about keeping costs low, churn low, and cheap, replicated content that keeps the subscribers hooked and paying for next month.

    From what I've seen in the FT, Netflix is STILL producing losses. They just are floating on the investor idiocy that they will be the next Amazon.

    In truth, I don't see any winner. The overseas stuff costs them (and other streaming providers) more than they take in, without much growth as they face content restrictions, and other resistance from governments protecting local content providers. Those nations with governments weak enough to not put up barriers like Ethiopia don't have people rich enough in enough numbers to make the foreign operation profitable. And Indians and Chinese are not going to be down with "black y'all" as entertainment. Netflix was losing money in India a few years ago. I assume that has not changed since then.

    Here in the US Disney has maybe the only must-see streaming content, "the Mandalorian," but nothing else. And people are highly likely to subscribe. Watch every episode. Then cancel. Or, simply purchase bootlegs. I'm sure they are out there. None of the Marvel stuff without Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man seems to have really hit. All the "Diverse" stuff is different when you ask people to pay for it. Some will. Not enough to make money though.

    HBO Max is dead in the water. And expensive. With no content. Hulu is moribund with mutual corporate owners fighting each other.

    The problem with Netflix and the others are that they are operating on the old model -- a small micro audience of the correct teen female non White demo is worth more to advertisers than a mass older White audience. Really who is going to pay $14 a month to watch a black Duke in some Regency Romance or whatever White-baiting stuff Kendi gets up to?

    Again, the way to make money in subscriptions is cheap production costs (total), hold onto subscribers, and stop them from canceling by having stuff that hooks them week after week. Woke lectures on Whitey ain't it.

    Replies: @Barack Obama's secret Unz account, @Wilkey, @guest007, @Gabe Ruth

    Unless you know something we don’t, Netflix is profitable – $1.9 billion in 2019, and probably quite a bit more in 2020, thanks to COVID. I could look it up right now, but I’m lazy.

    What doesn’t necessarily make much sense is it’s P/E ratio of 81. Why a company as mature as Netflix should have a P/E ratio that high, near the end of its COVID bump even as alternatives are really starting to be competitive is anyone’s guess.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Wilkey

    It's freshly printed money tsunamis chasing after mirages of profitability, driven by machine learning.

  29. @Anonymous
    Looking over Trump’s pardons I’m shocked how many people were/are doing hard time related to marijuana manufacturing/trafficking/dealing. Crazy since it’s now openly and legally sold in many states and you can smoke openly in places like Boston.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-press-secretary-regarding-executive-grants-clemency-012021/

    Replies: @Pericles, @Desiderius

    Lots of drug dealers, some rappers, some jews, a number of arabs too.

    Bannon got pardoned, as did Kwame Kilpatrick and Aviem Sella. He did, however, not pardon Martin Shkreli, or the Proud Boys who were convicted for getting beaten up by antifa, or James Fields for that matter.

    Mr. Sella is an Israeli citizen who was indicted in 1986 for espionage in relation to the Jonathan Pollard case. Mr. Sella’s request for clemency is supported by the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, the United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, and Miriam Adelson. The State of Israel has issued a full and unequivocal apology, and has requested the pardon in order to close this unfortunate chapter in U.S.-Israel relations.

    Perhaps the most popular one has to be real estate fraudster Eliyahu Weinstein, where apparently even his victims wrote in support for his pardon.

  30. I don’t blame this dim race hustler as much as I do those controlling the megaphone who have funded him and amplify his BS, all because it suits their political ends. I think the reasons they now reach for such obviously ridiculous measures is they know the jig is up, with the legacy media and other levers of control about to be destroyed by the internet and other new tech so they grasp for whatever straws they can before it goes under, plus they can get away with it because a large segment of the populace has mush-for-brains after being subjected to MSM pap for decades.

    As for Netflix, this is actually a sign of their weakness, as Whiskey points out. They made $24 billion last year, about 10% profit, and borrowed $15 billion over the last five years to gear up for the big video distributors finally realizing how stupid they’d been to license their content away and come after them with their own services. As Whiskey says, the only winner will be the consumer, as the artificial cable monopolies are now untethered and it will be a fight to the death for all these video companies, only for some smart tech company to swoop in and finish them all off, just as Apple and google/Samsung did to the early smartphone makers like Blackberry and Nokia a decade ago.

    That won’t be Netflix, as the real tech companies carry no debt and have much higher margins, so they’re likely doing this to curry favors with the megaphone, who they hope will return the favor later when they need the help.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Bumpkin


    I don’t blame this dim race hustler as much as I do those controlling the megaphone who have funded him and amplify his BS, all because it suits their political ends
     
    That seems to cover most of the vocal race hustlers.
  31. @unit472
    @Patrick McNally

    A lot of people should be FORCED to cancel Netflix, Disney or any other premium entertainment service and here is why. Millions of people are behind on their rent, delinquent on their electric,water and gas utility bills etc., yet they are free to stiff essential service providers and indulge on premium cable and streaming services.

    Municipal and regulated utility providers should be able to cross check with premium entertainment providers and be allowed to terminate service to those whose accounts are delinquent if they find a single premium entertainment channel serving that household! See how Disney and Netflix share price holds up then.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @Polistra

    A relative worked for a credit card company while she was in college. Dealing with delinquent accounts was part of her gig. When they would say they couldn’t pay the bill one of the first things they would always ask was “Do you have cable?” Getting people to make sensible decisions to protect their financial future is difficult if not impossible.

  32. @Patrick McNally
    1 more reason for everyone who has a Netflix subscription to cancel it immediately. I hope more people realize this. It should be easier to boycott Netflix as opposed to Walmart. Walmart still sells some essential consumer goods. But everyone should be able to do without Netflix.

    Replies: @unit472, @Wilkey

    1 more reason for everyone who has a Netflix subscription to cancel it immediately. I hope more people realize this.

    Even if you don’t feel like you cancel it forever, you could do a lot of damage by dialing down your subscription to just a few months a year. Sign up, watch whatever shows it is you’re obsessed with, then cancel for another 9–10 months.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @Wilkey

    Or just kill your television completely.

    Trust me, you won't miss it.

  33. @Steve Sailer
    @Redneck farmer

    Netflix is prospering mightily.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Altai, @Richard B, @JimB, @Known Fact, @Desiderius

    Their share price is but fundamentally it’s not looking good. They’ve dialed down their spend on new programming from their peak years of 50 billion plus but they still don’t make any money.

    Their only hope was to somehow attain an unassailable dominance and monopoly then either put more ads on the platform or charge more (For, example no ads). But that hasn’t happened and now Apple and Disney are starting to compete in a way which, even if it doesn’t mean anyone is going to switch totally to either as their only or main streaming service, puts pressure on their price since a lot of people will want to have both Netflix and one of the other two, at least for periods of time.

    Both Disney and Apple have enormous warchests and profit-making business outside streaming and so can subsidise their streaming platforms in a way that Netflix can’t, putting even more pressure on their price.

    The alternative route for Netflix is to continue spending 50 gorillion a year and hope that they get bought out by the likes of Amazon.

  34. @Mindy Derkins
    @Redneck farmer

    Uh you do know that progressivism and anti-racism is EXTReMLY populated don't yiu?

    Get outside of your echo chamber

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Reg Cæsar, @MEH 0910, @fish

    (Sobbing) I’VE FINALLY GOT A RESPONSE FROM TD!

    • LOL: MEH 0910
  35. @Steve Sailer
    @Redneck farmer

    Netflix is prospering mightily.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Altai, @Richard B, @JimB, @Known Fact, @Desiderius

    Netflix is prospering mightily.

    By promoting X Kendi, and not just X Kendi, it’s also contributing mightily to the civilizational-wide explanatory collapse the West is in the middle of right now. And, since explanations function by organizing our transactions with the world, when they collapse, well…. From this perspective their prosperity could turn out to be a Pyrrhic Victory.

    It very well may be.

  36. @Peter Johnson
    One of these reasonably-bright Black public intellectuals is going to 1: figure out that HBD is true and explains much of the yawning racial gaps between Blacks and whites and 2: speak publicly about this. I feel certain that Barack Obama (a very bright man) has mastered 1: but is too smart and wily to fall into trap 2.

    White liberals manage to delude themselves about HBD because they avoid thinking too hard about Black/white gaps and accept the conventional "systemic racism" malarkey without even pondering on it. They manage to be deluded by never thinking hard about how ridiculous the standard theory is and rather accepting it without thinking. Blacks, on the other hand, think obsessively about Black/white racial gaps, so it is more difficult for them to never let their minds wander into dangerous territory. I suspect that a large proportion of Blacks secretly believe in HBD.

    The new censorship method to avoid public HBD awareness will be to only report on what Black public intellectuals say after it has been scrubbed clean of any HBD-aware aspects. Ibram X Kendi already sounds at times slightly HBD-aware, but that never makes the news.

    Replies: @Richard B

    Black/white racial gaps

    Why didn’t you capitalize White? Talk about accepting the “malarkey.” Which brings me to my second question. “…malarkey”? But seriously, your HBD comments were spot on. Couldn’t agree more.

    “The new censorship method to avoid public HBD awareness will be to only report on what Black public intellectuals say after it has been scrubbed clean of any HBD-aware aspects.”

    You’re probably right. To the extent that’s true it’ll only sink their whole narrative that much faster.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Richard B

    Malarky - monkeyshines/skullduggery/mischief/nonsense/bullshit. That sort of thing.

    Replies: @Richard B

  37. Shouldn’t it be Ke-ching?

  38. @unit472
    @Patrick McNally

    A lot of people should be FORCED to cancel Netflix, Disney or any other premium entertainment service and here is why. Millions of people are behind on their rent, delinquent on their electric,water and gas utility bills etc., yet they are free to stiff essential service providers and indulge on premium cable and streaming services.

    Municipal and regulated utility providers should be able to cross check with premium entertainment providers and be allowed to terminate service to those whose accounts are delinquent if they find a single premium entertainment channel serving that household! See how Disney and Netflix share price holds up then.

    Replies: @Wilkey, @Polistra

    Contra Wilkey, with complete control of Washington the Dems are already sending over a billion dollars to NYC to cover residential rent arrears, now with the promise of much more to come. Essentially, any debts largely or exclusively owed by Democrats will be nationalized.

    https://nypost.com/2021/01/17/if-landlords-dont-get-paid-nyc-housing-is-headed-for-disaster/

  39. OT: While I’m posting fun stuff from the NY Post…..

    Approximately 99% military-age males. Where are the pregnant women with crying babies like the ‘prestige media’ always feature?

  40. @Wilkey
    @Patrick McNally


    1 more reason for everyone who has a Netflix subscription to cancel it immediately. I hope more people realize this.
     
    Even if you don’t feel like you cancel it forever, you could do a lot of damage by dialing down your subscription to just a few months a year. Sign up, watch whatever shows it is you’re obsessed with, then cancel for another 9–10 months.

    Replies: @Polistra

    Or just kill your television completely.

    Trust me, you won’t miss it.

  41. Anon[107] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m looking forward to the adaptation of “Antiracist, Baby!” It sounds a bit Tarantinoesque. Will it have a lot of n-words?

    Here’s a great 1960s “Baby!” flick with Tony Curtis, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Nancy Kwan, Arrivederci, Baby!”:

    Not to be confused with the same year’s “Kill, Baby, Kill!” (sort of a “Young Frankenstein”/”Bad Seed” mashup?):

  42. @Redneck farmer
    So how long until Netflix has a bankruptcy filing in its future?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Mindy Derkins, @Barack Obama's secret Unz account, @danand, @Bugg

    As a shareholder,I find this disturbing. Netflix needs to grasp the idea is to have programming that appeals to the broadest spectrum of viewers as the choice of streaming services expand. Instead they’re bending over backward to virtue signal to 13% of the population. And that 13% is not going to pay Netflix’s bills.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    @Bugg

    The white Leftists will flock to it, and a lot of normies will watch it to prove they’re not “racist”

    , @Ragno
    @Bugg

    You'll have to learn, as I did, that - like a recent commercial put it - nothing is normal and everything is weird.

    I got burned last March when the Dow, quite rationally I thought, plummeted 6000 points in a week in reaction to COVID making landfall here; so I've been too spooked to jump back in, but I clearly should've, because - mystifyingly for a cratered economy and unemployment numbers we haven't seen since FDR - the Dow and related indices have been rocketing up ever since, hitting new highs this week.

    I have friends who keep prodding me to jump back in - the water's fine! - but those share prices and valuations just don't make any sense, except as booby traps. Even during those FDR years, Wall Street recovered at about the same crawling pace as Main Street - as you'd expect. What's going on now is inexplicable to me. To give you an idea of how nuts it is, one of my buddies - no investment history, gets his tips from Cramer of all people! - has been making a fortune buying restaurant stocks. Because the Dow's been running up for 7-8 months straight now, his few losing trades are immediately subsumed by his winners. Restaurant stocks. It's crazy.

  43. Anti-racist Kitten Stomper?

    Just needs a bit of melanin power:

  44. The interesting thing about the rise of the black pseudo-intellectual is that it’s so obviously a creation of white progressives to serve as the messengers of the hatred/disdain these whites feel towards other whites. Kendi and Dyson stick out in my mind as two that are particularly dim and prominent, but a read through the WaPo and NYT op/ed section reveals many more mediocrities that serve as a beard for white progressive thought as well.

    The purpose isn’t even to attempt to persuade, it’s to take up enough oxygen/air time in the media that no other message can get through at all.

    • Agree: Rob McX
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Arclight

    Eventually one will have to deal with them all.

    Also:

    Leicester uni to axe 145 jobs, with medieval studies and English language set to sink to create a woke 'decolonised curriculum'

    "Everything dies, Mr. Mulder"

    , @Art Deco
    @Arclight

    Yep.

    , @Desiderius
    @Arclight

    That ain't progress.

    They'll keep doing it until we stop them.

  45. I guess some forms of inciting insurrection are more inciting insurrection-y than others. But, sure, tell people who have been looting, arsoning, assaulting, murdering, and generally uprising in rebellion for – eight months? five years? fifty five years? forever? – that they should be more angry and oppositional. Much more peaceful than telling people to “fight” voter fraud.

  46. @Steve Sailer
    @Redneck farmer

    Netflix is prospering mightily.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Altai, @Richard B, @JimB, @Known Fact, @Desiderius

    But why? Is it a few hugely popular series like Stranger Things subsidizing a bunch of brain pollution, the way South Park carries Comedy Central, or does nihilistic woke crap actually draw viewers? The dialog and acting is awful for Netflix original series.

  47. “It is said ‘neurotics make themselves miserable; those with character disorders make everyone else miserable’” – Dr Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled

    ‘There’s no message that blacks need to hear more than that they have no faults whatsoever and all their problems are somebody else’s doing.’

    The Democrat Party has been exploiting this black character disorder* for 60 years. Democrats absolve them of responsibility for their own condition, signing them up for the welfare plantation, and telling them that if they don’t vote Democrat, they’ll lose everything. The Democrat platform is bigoted and racist, believing that, in fact, blacks can’t take care of themselves. Same as their party members of 170 years ago. They haven’t changed.

    The Leftard press mistakes this for caring and compassion, not the rank exploitation it is.

    Dr Kendi needs to see a psychiatrist. The Democrats have created an environment where one can write books publicly displaying their psychosis.

    *Now called ‘personality disorders.’ A failure to accept responsibility, believing that others are responsible.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Gamecock


    The Democrat platform is bigoted and racist, believing that, in fact, blacks can’t take care of themselves . . . the Leftard press mistakes this for caring and compassion, not the rank exploitation it is.
     
    Surely, at this stage, the Democrat party and the leftard press are essentially two wings of the same entity?

    Replies: @Rob McX

  48. Netflix is the bag man.

    • Agree: Abe
  49. @Steve Sailer
    @Redneck farmer

    Netflix is prospering mightily.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Altai, @Richard B, @JimB, @Known Fact, @Desiderius

    I’d be skeptical for now, but they may be very well positioned for the day when everyone gets an UBI to just sit home, shut up and watch the WokieVision

  50. Steve: so much material, so little time.

  51. @Whiskey
    @Steve Sailer

    No it isn't. Netflix is not profit making nor will it be profit making in the foreseeable future.

    Netflix has about 73 million plus US subscribers. That is about $949 million per month at 12.99 per subscriber, assuming there is no discounting and bundling where the revenue is much lower (free Netflix for a year with T Mobile, etc). That might seem like a lot of revenue, but they pay out an enormous amount of money in servers (not cheap), production costs, and acquisition costs. It costs money to acquire a new subscriber to replace the one that has canceled. While it is closely guarded their churn rate (the rate at which subscribers turn over) is high. And that content is not cheap to produce either.

    Netflix is basically now that they lost the Marvel content, "the black subscription channel" with all that implies. Sure, nice black ladies will watch "Bridgerton." And whatever Wakanda-type nonsense Ibrahm X. Kendi comes up with, some black dudes might watch once (on a shared subscription which is a net loss for the company). [Credentials for sharing Netflix and other subscription content are allegedly available all across the internet. I don't care as you'd have to pay me ... a lot ... to watch that stuff.]

    Subscription services are not like Movie Studios where a big hit and ancillary income like Frozen merchandise or forty years of Star Wars toys props up a company for decades. It is all about keeping costs low, churn low, and cheap, replicated content that keeps the subscribers hooked and paying for next month.

    From what I've seen in the FT, Netflix is STILL producing losses. They just are floating on the investor idiocy that they will be the next Amazon.

    In truth, I don't see any winner. The overseas stuff costs them (and other streaming providers) more than they take in, without much growth as they face content restrictions, and other resistance from governments protecting local content providers. Those nations with governments weak enough to not put up barriers like Ethiopia don't have people rich enough in enough numbers to make the foreign operation profitable. And Indians and Chinese are not going to be down with "black y'all" as entertainment. Netflix was losing money in India a few years ago. I assume that has not changed since then.

    Here in the US Disney has maybe the only must-see streaming content, "the Mandalorian," but nothing else. And people are highly likely to subscribe. Watch every episode. Then cancel. Or, simply purchase bootlegs. I'm sure they are out there. None of the Marvel stuff without Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man seems to have really hit. All the "Diverse" stuff is different when you ask people to pay for it. Some will. Not enough to make money though.

    HBO Max is dead in the water. And expensive. With no content. Hulu is moribund with mutual corporate owners fighting each other.

    The problem with Netflix and the others are that they are operating on the old model -- a small micro audience of the correct teen female non White demo is worth more to advertisers than a mass older White audience. Really who is going to pay $14 a month to watch a black Duke in some Regency Romance or whatever White-baiting stuff Kendi gets up to?

    Again, the way to make money in subscriptions is cheap production costs (total), hold onto subscribers, and stop them from canceling by having stuff that hooks them week after week. Woke lectures on Whitey ain't it.

    Replies: @Barack Obama's secret Unz account, @Wilkey, @guest007, @Gabe Ruth

    Here is the latest earnings report for Netflix.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-netflix-stock-is-going-haywire-after-its-latest-earnings-report-114430671.html

    A pull quote:

    The company also raised its cash flow guidance for 2021 by $1 billion to breakeven. Considering Netflix’s business model has long required debt to operate, this improved free cash flow outlook is being embraced by the bulls.

    I suspect that adding of documentaries is just marketing to encourage schools and universities to subscribe to Netflix.

    • Replies: @Gabe Ruth
    @guest007

    So their previous guidance was that they were going to be $1B in the red, am I understanding that right? Cash flow is simply income minus expenditures?

  52. @Lot
    @Whiskey

    “Its not 2015 Germany.“

    Sure it is. People may not specifically want a million Hondurans or Syrians, but they really don’t want some icky racists like Trump or AfD running that nation.

    The very Kendi type white hating black Muslim Keith Ellison was elected AG of Minnesota after two different women he used to live with accused him of domestic violence. Then they swung to Biden after a black riot and homicide surge.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Shango

    People may not specifically want a million Hondurans or Syrians, but they really don’t want some icky racists like Trump or AfD running that nation.

    Which “people”?

  53. Guess this is the tax that they pay for not having their HQ surrounded by demonstrators.

    On a related note, it’s interesting how the subliminal messages of supposedly neutral documentaries like “The Social Dilemma” are anti right wing.
    Gun rights groups, people believing in conspiracy theories are all painted as wackos.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Escher


    Guess this is the tax that they pay for not having their HQ surrounded by demonstrators.
     
    The Dindugeld.
  54. @Wilkey
    @Whiskey

    Unless you know something we don’t, Netflix is profitable - $1.9 billion in 2019, and probably quite a bit more in 2020, thanks to COVID. I could look it up right now, but I’m lazy.

    What doesn’t necessarily make much sense is it’s P/E ratio of 81. Why a company as mature as Netflix should have a P/E ratio that high, near the end of its COVID bump even as alternatives are really starting to be competitive is anyone’s guess.

    Replies: @El Dato

    It’s freshly printed money tsunamis chasing after mirages of profitability, driven by machine learning.

  55. @Arclight
    The interesting thing about the rise of the black pseudo-intellectual is that it's so obviously a creation of white progressives to serve as the messengers of the hatred/disdain these whites feel towards other whites. Kendi and Dyson stick out in my mind as two that are particularly dim and prominent, but a read through the WaPo and NYT op/ed section reveals many more mediocrities that serve as a beard for white progressive thought as well.

    The purpose isn't even to attempt to persuade, it's to take up enough oxygen/air time in the media that no other message can get through at all.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Art Deco, @Desiderius

    Eventually one will have to deal with them all.

    Also:

    Leicester uni to axe 145 jobs, with medieval studies and English language set to sink to create a woke ‘decolonised curriculum’

    “Everything dies, Mr. Mulder”

  56. @Arclight
    The interesting thing about the rise of the black pseudo-intellectual is that it's so obviously a creation of white progressives to serve as the messengers of the hatred/disdain these whites feel towards other whites. Kendi and Dyson stick out in my mind as two that are particularly dim and prominent, but a read through the WaPo and NYT op/ed section reveals many more mediocrities that serve as a beard for white progressive thought as well.

    The purpose isn't even to attempt to persuade, it's to take up enough oxygen/air time in the media that no other message can get through at all.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Art Deco, @Desiderius

    Yep.

  57. @PiltdownMan
    OT (Department of Here We Go Again):


    Biden to Announce Broad Plan to Reverse Trump Immigration Policies

    Legislation he will propose on his first day as president will give undocumented immigrants the chance to become citizens and restore and expand programs for refugees and asylum seekers


    President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will propose far-reaching legislation on Wednesday to give the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States a chance to become citizens in as little as eight years ...

     

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/us/politics/biden-immigration-policies.html
     

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Whiskey, @ic1000

    > OT — “Biden to Announce Broad Plan to Reverse Trump Immigration Policies”

    On Jan. 11th, I left a comment that included

    Tonight I (again) watched NBC Evening News With Lester Holt… [one] segment bemoaned that in the waning days of his administration, Trump [signed Executive Orders that] have conjured enchanted chains that hapless President Biden will be unable to break.

    Most of those directives were restrictions on future immigration.

    NBC Evening News‘ showrunners must assume that their viewers don’t know what Executive Orders are, and don’t care. Nine days later, when a different stroke of a different pen causes those enchantments to fall away, it’s a miracle. For any who can remember that far back.

    In further good news, starting about tonight, the troubled and decrepit Covid vaccination program is poised to begin a remarkable turnaround. In agricultural communes and tractor factories throughout this great land, injection quotas are about to be not just met — but exceeded! Only the leadership of our General Secretary could inspire health-care workers to display such Stakhanovite devotion.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @ic1000


    In further good news, starting about tonight, the troubled and decrepit Covid vaccination program is poised to begin a remarkable turnaround. In agricultural communes and tractor factories throughout this great land, injection quotas are about to be not just met — but exceeded! Only the leadership of our General Secretary could inspire health-care workers to display such Stakhanovite devotion.
     
    LOL. Exactly right.
  58. @gent
    Kendi doesn't have heirs, he is a big gay.

    Replies: @HFR, @MEH 0910

    “Kendi doesn’t have heirs.” He does have a wife and a child. Which makes him being “a big gay” not impossible, but not likely.

  59. I couldn’t believe they’d actuality find and elevate a black “intellectual” dumber than Ta’Neshi [sic, I don’t give a sh!t] Coates, but they did. But guess what- there is probably something dumber than even Ibrham X. Kendi likely coming soon to Netflix:

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, SMALL GREAT THINGS is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult.

    “Picoult offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.”

    Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

    Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy

    ….
    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

    • LOL: Bumpkin
    • Replies: @Bugg
    @Abe

    Fiction to be entertaining has to have some relationship to reality. Has Jodi Picoult ever been in Connecticut? There are no "white supremacists" there. Some old school ethnic whites, a smattering of Yankees and lots of SJWs. This plot is as plausible as owning a liquor store in Teheran or having a Boars Head route in Jerusalem.

    , @Known Fact
    @Abe

    Oh Jeez, thanks for the warning -- my wife may be reliably conservative but she snarfs up everything Jodi Picoult spews out, so that'll be coming soon to a kitchen near me. She doesn't watch TV but every audiobook has to have some strong brave negress or feisty lesbian detective.

  60. @gent
    Kendi doesn't have heirs, he is a big gay.

    Replies: @HFR, @MEH 0910

    Kendi doesn’t have heirs, he is a big gay.

    Kendi has a wife and daughter.

    https://www.essence.com/love/weddings/bridal-bliss-sadiqa-and-ibram/#193394

  61. @Abe
    I couldn’t believe they’d actuality find and elevate a black “intellectual” dumber than Ta’Neshi [sic, I don’t give a sh!t] Coates, but they did. But guess what- there is probably something dumber than even Ibrham X. Kendi likely coming soon to Netflix:

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, SMALL GREAT THINGS is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult.

    “Picoult offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.”


    Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

    Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy
     

    ....
    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE


     

    Replies: @Bugg, @Known Fact

    Fiction to be entertaining has to have some relationship to reality. Has Jodi Picoult ever been in Connecticut? There are no “white supremacists” there. Some old school ethnic whites, a smattering of Yankees and lots of SJWs. This plot is as plausible as owning a liquor store in Teheran or having a Boars Head route in Jerusalem.

  62. @Mindy Derkins
    @Redneck farmer

    Uh you do know that progressivism and anti-racism is EXTReMLY populated don't yiu?

    Get outside of your echo chamber

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Reg Cæsar, @MEH 0910, @fish

    Get outside of your echo chamber

  63. @Steve Sailer
    @Redneck farmer

    Netflix is prospering mightily.

    Replies: @Whiskey, @Altai, @Richard B, @JimB, @Known Fact, @Desiderius

    75 mil < 1% of global pop

    Cruising on your market/voting power for far too long. The makeup of Zuck's Truth Commission was the writing on the wall.

  64. @Anonymous
    Looking over Trump’s pardons I’m shocked how many people were/are doing hard time related to marijuana manufacturing/trafficking/dealing. Crazy since it’s now openly and legally sold in many states and you can smoke openly in places like Boston.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-press-secretary-regarding-executive-grants-clemency-012021/

    Replies: @Pericles, @Desiderius

    Sessions somehow managed to get himself sidetracked on this.

  65. @Arclight
    The interesting thing about the rise of the black pseudo-intellectual is that it's so obviously a creation of white progressives to serve as the messengers of the hatred/disdain these whites feel towards other whites. Kendi and Dyson stick out in my mind as two that are particularly dim and prominent, but a read through the WaPo and NYT op/ed section reveals many more mediocrities that serve as a beard for white progressive thought as well.

    The purpose isn't even to attempt to persuade, it's to take up enough oxygen/air time in the media that no other message can get through at all.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Art Deco, @Desiderius

    That ain’t progress.

    They’ll keep doing it until we stop them.

    • Thanks: Arclight
  66. @Mindy Derkins
    @Redneck farmer

    Uh you do know that progressivism and anti-racism is EXTReMLY populated don't yiu?

    Get outside of your echo chamber

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Reg Cæsar, @MEH 0910, @fish

    Get outside of your echo chamber


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3086890.stm

    Sound science is quackers
    By Jonathan Amos
    BBC News Online science staff, in Salford
    Monday, 8 September, 2003

    The old saying that a duck’s quack produces no echo is… well, just plain quackers.

    Acoustics expert Professor Trevor Cox has deployed the most powerful techniques his science can muster to prove the bird’s calls will bounce off hard surfaces in just the same way as all sounds.

    But the researcher has discovered there is a kernel of truth in the myth which may explain how it arose in the first place.

    He says the way a duck quacks, with a long “aaaacckkk” on the end of the call, tends to mask any echoes that are produced.

    • LOL: Dissident
    • Replies: @JimB
    @MEH 0910


    He says the way a duck quacks, with a long “aaaacckkk” on the end of the call, tends to mask any echoes that are produced.
     
    The duck quack is high frequency static that travels most efficiently just above (or below) water surfaces. Other natural reflecting surfaces diffuse the quack causing echos to attenuate sharply.
  67. Fabiola Cineas
    What were your immediate thoughts when you learned of the coup at the Capitol last Wednesday?

    Ibram X. Kendi
    What happened on January 6 is in many ways the pot of white terror boiling over — and that had been building for some time, certainly in earnest after the election of Barack Obama. Certainly, even more so when the president of the United States was heating that pot, day in and day out.

    Fabiola Cineas
    Many of us were quick to acknowledge the truth that if these people were Black Lives Matter activists, they would have certainly been treated differently. There was clearly an uncoordinated police effort. We saw police beat up protesters across a number of cities in America, from DC and Philadelphia to Portland. What’s your reaction to this difference in treatment?

    Ibram X. Kendi
    One study found that 93 percent of the demonstrations between late May and late August were peaceful. And of the 7 percent that turned violent, it was not necessarily the demonstrators being violent but the police being violent toward peaceful demonstrators. I say that to say, despite almost every demonstration being peaceful, there still was a pretty significant police response to Black Lives Matter demonstrations in almost every city and state where they occurred.

    By contrast, the greatest domestic terrorist threat of our time is white supremacists. From my understanding, the local Capitol Police assumed that this demonstration wouldn’t turn into an insurrection and wouldn’t turn violent. To me, it just flies in the face of all evidence. Those demonstrations that were almost uniformly peaceful last year, that were anti-racist, there was typically a massive police presence. But for those who are part of a group that is the greatest domestic terrorist threat of our time, it was assumed that those demonstrations would be peaceful, so there wasn’t a police force of the same scale.

  68. I have noticed that people who are insecure about their accomplishments and qualifications tend to be the ones to use their “Dr” and similar titles the most.

  69. @MEH 0910
    @Mindy Derkins


    Get outside of your echo chamber
     
    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39307000/jpg/_39307218_duck_salford_b203.jpg
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3086890.stm

    Sound science is quackers
    By Jonathan Amos
    BBC News Online science staff, in Salford
    Monday, 8 September, 2003

    The old saying that a duck's quack produces no echo is... well, just plain quackers.

    Acoustics expert Professor Trevor Cox has deployed the most powerful techniques his science can muster to prove the bird's calls will bounce off hard surfaces in just the same way as all sounds.

    But the researcher has discovered there is a kernel of truth in the myth which may explain how it arose in the first place.

    He says the way a duck quacks, with a long "aaaacckkk" on the end of the call, tends to mask any echoes that are produced.
     

    Replies: @JimB

    He says the way a duck quacks, with a long “aaaacckkk” on the end of the call, tends to mask any echoes that are produced.

    The duck quack is high frequency static that travels most efficiently just above (or below) water surfaces. Other natural reflecting surfaces diffuse the quack causing echos to attenuate sharply.

    • Thanks: MEH 0910
  70. @Lot
    @Whiskey

    “Its not 2015 Germany.“

    Sure it is. People may not specifically want a million Hondurans or Syrians, but they really don’t want some icky racists like Trump or AfD running that nation.

    The very Kendi type white hating black Muslim Keith Ellison was elected AG of Minnesota after two different women he used to live with accused him of domestic violence. Then they swung to Biden after a black riot and homicide surge.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Shango

    Are you saying white liberals are the ones that elect some like kith Ellison into power.

  71. @Mindy Derkins
    @Redneck farmer

    Uh you do know that progressivism and anti-racism is EXTReMLY populated don't yiu?

    Get outside of your echo chamber

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Reg Cæsar, @MEH 0910, @fish

    Tinys Derkins…..?

  72. @Escher
    Guess this is the tax that they pay for not having their HQ surrounded by demonstrators.

    On a related note, it’s interesting how the subliminal messages of supposedly neutral documentaries like “The Social Dilemma” are anti right wing.
    Gun rights groups, people believing in conspiracy theories are all painted as wackos.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    Guess this is the tax that they pay for not having their HQ surrounded by demonstrators.

    The Dindugeld.

    • LOL: Yngvar
  73. BTW,did anyone catch that awful poembyablackfemaletoinspireus. It was crap,of course.
    It was long,rambling, sometimes rhyming,sometimes not.

    The camera was sure to catch Dr. Biden,-was that a tear? And Kamala. Joe,no doubt,zoned out after the first few lines.

  74. @Abe
    I couldn’t believe they’d actuality find and elevate a black “intellectual” dumber than Ta’Neshi [sic, I don’t give a sh!t] Coates, but they did. But guess what- there is probably something dumber than even Ibrham X. Kendi likely coming soon to Netflix:

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, SMALL GREAT THINGS is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult.

    “Picoult offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.”


    Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

    Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy
     

    ....
    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE


     

    Replies: @Bugg, @Known Fact

    Oh Jeez, thanks for the warning — my wife may be reliably conservative but she snarfs up everything Jodi Picoult spews out, so that’ll be coming soon to a kitchen near me. She doesn’t watch TV but every audiobook has to have some strong brave negress or feisty lesbian detective.

  75. @JohnnyWalker123
    @PiltdownMan

    They'll have to break the filibuster to do that.

    Replies: @MBlanc46

    The Repubs? Filibuster against an unending supply of cheap labor for their corporate paymasters? Fat chance.

  76. @Bugg
    @Redneck farmer

    As a shareholder,I find this disturbing. Netflix needs to grasp the idea is to have programming that appeals to the broadest spectrum of viewers as the choice of streaming services expand. Instead they're bending over backward to virtue signal to 13% of the population. And that 13% is not going to pay Netflix's bills.

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @Ragno

    The white Leftists will flock to it, and a lot of normies will watch it to prove they’re not “racist”

  77. @Bumpkin
    I don't blame this dim race hustler as much as I do those controlling the megaphone who have funded him and amplify his BS, all because it suits their political ends. I think the reasons they now reach for such obviously ridiculous measures is they know the jig is up, with the legacy media and other levers of control about to be destroyed by the internet and other new tech so they grasp for whatever straws they can before it goes under, plus they can get away with it because a large segment of the populace has mush-for-brains after being subjected to MSM pap for decades.

    As for Netflix, this is actually a sign of their weakness, as Whiskey points out. They made $24 billion last year, about 10% profit, and borrowed $15 billion over the last five years to gear up for the big video distributors finally realizing how stupid they'd been to license their content away and come after them with their own services. As Whiskey says, the only winner will be the consumer, as the artificial cable monopolies are now untethered and it will be a fight to the death for all these video companies, only for some smart tech company to swoop in and finish them all off, just as Apple and google/Samsung did to the early smartphone makers like Blackberry and Nokia a decade ago.

    That won't be Netflix, as the real tech companies carry no debt and have much higher margins, so they're likely doing this to curry favors with the megaphone, who they hope will return the favor later when they need the help.

    Replies: @Lurker

    I don’t blame this dim race hustler as much as I do those controlling the megaphone who have funded him and amplify his BS, all because it suits their political ends

    That seems to cover most of the vocal race hustlers.

  78. @Richard B
    @Peter Johnson


    Black/white racial gaps
     
    Why didn't you capitalize White? Talk about accepting the "malarkey." Which brings me to my second question. "...malarkey"? But seriously, your HBD comments were spot on. Couldn't agree more.

    "The new censorship method to avoid public HBD awareness will be to only report on what Black public intellectuals say after it has been scrubbed clean of any HBD-aware aspects."

    You're probably right. To the extent that's true it'll only sink their whole narrative that much faster.

    Replies: @Lurker

    Malarky – monkeyshines/skullduggery/mischief/nonsense/bullshit. That sort of thing.

    • Replies: @Richard B
    @Lurker

    Haha. Thanks! I know what it means.

    My comment was just a bit of friendly teasing cause I couldn't believe he was actually using it.

  79. @Gamecock
    "It is said ‘neurotics make themselves miserable; those with character disorders make everyone else miserable’" - Dr Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled

    'There’s no message that blacks need to hear more than that they have no faults whatsoever and all their problems are somebody else’s doing.'

    The Democrat Party has been exploiting this black character disorder* for 60 years. Democrats absolve them of responsibility for their own condition, signing them up for the welfare plantation, and telling them that if they don't vote Democrat, they'll lose everything. The Democrat platform is bigoted and racist, believing that, in fact, blacks can't take care of themselves. Same as their party members of 170 years ago. They haven't changed.

    The Leftard press mistakes this for caring and compassion, not the rank exploitation it is.

    Dr Kendi needs to see a psychiatrist. The Democrats have created an environment where one can write books publicly displaying their psychosis.


    *Now called 'personality disorders.' A failure to accept responsibility, believing that others are responsible.

    Replies: @Lurker

    The Democrat platform is bigoted and racist, believing that, in fact, blacks can’t take care of themselves . . . the Leftard press mistakes this for caring and compassion, not the rank exploitation it is.

    Surely, at this stage, the Democrat party and the leftard press are essentially two wings of the same entity?

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Lurker

    Yes, and a large part of the Republican party too.

  80. @Lurker
    @Gamecock


    The Democrat platform is bigoted and racist, believing that, in fact, blacks can’t take care of themselves . . . the Leftard press mistakes this for caring and compassion, not the rank exploitation it is.
     
    Surely, at this stage, the Democrat party and the leftard press are essentially two wings of the same entity?

    Replies: @Rob McX

    Yes, and a large part of the Republican party too.

    • Agree: Lurker
  81. Number one show at the moment is a French series, with a black lead playing Lupin, a French character from the early 20th century.

    https://www.cnet.com/news/netflix-lupin-is-its-most-popular-original-show-in-more-than-a-year-english-french/

  82. “What will Ka-Ching Kendi’s next book be: “Stamped Baby?” “Antiracist Stamp?” “You Racist?””

    Too late, that’s the title of Amanda Gorman’s next poem.

    Amanda Gorman, 22, made history Wednesday when she became the youngest inaugural poet during President Joe Biden’s (the eldest elected) swearing-in ceremony in Washington.

    “Gorman was about halfway finished with the piece when, on Jan. 6, pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol Building.

    Gorman ended up staying up late following the unprecedented attack and finished her piece, “The Hill We Climb,” that night. The poet, whose work examines themes of race and racial justice in America, felt she couldn’t “gloss over” the events of the attack, nor of the previous few years, in her work.”

    We are going to be seeing a lot of Amanda; to use Joe’s own words she’s one of the “articulate and bright and clean” ones, “that’s a storybook, man.”

  83. @Lurker
    @Richard B

    Malarky - monkeyshines/skullduggery/mischief/nonsense/bullshit. That sort of thing.

    Replies: @Richard B

    Haha. Thanks! I know what it means.

    My comment was just a bit of friendly teasing cause I couldn’t believe he was actually using it.

  84. @ic1000
    @PiltdownMan

    > OT -- "Biden to Announce Broad Plan to Reverse Trump Immigration Policies"

    On Jan. 11th, I left a comment that included


    Tonight I (again) watched NBC Evening News With Lester Holt... [one] segment bemoaned that in the waning days of his administration, Trump [signed Executive Orders that] have conjured enchanted chains that hapless President Biden will be unable to break.
     
    Most of those directives were restrictions on future immigration.

    NBC Evening News' showrunners must assume that their viewers don't know what Executive Orders are, and don't care. Nine days later, when a different stroke of a different pen causes those enchantments to fall away, it's a miracle. For any who can remember that far back.

    In further good news, starting about tonight, the troubled and decrepit Covid vaccination program is poised to begin a remarkable turnaround. In agricultural communes and tractor factories throughout this great land, injection quotas are about to be not just met -- but exceeded! Only the leadership of our General Secretary could inspire health-care workers to display such Stakhanovite devotion.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    In further good news, starting about tonight, the troubled and decrepit Covid vaccination program is poised to begin a remarkable turnaround. In agricultural communes and tractor factories throughout this great land, injection quotas are about to be not just met — but exceeded! Only the leadership of our General Secretary could inspire health-care workers to display such Stakhanovite devotion.

    LOL. Exactly right.

  85. @Barack Obama's secret Unz account
    @Whiskey

    I'm fond of pointing out that streaming services have far fewer titles than the average Blockbuster did thirty years ago.

    But every streaming service wants to be the only streaming service, and they're all holding out hope that they'll be the last one standing and the holder of the monopoly.

    A more sensible arrangement would be for ISPs to licence a streaming platform, and rights-holders to licence all their content to ISPs, like music publishers do with radio stations. This way, consumers would have the widest selection, and platforms and studios could stay in their lane, doing what they do best.

    Replies: @JosephB

    I’m fond of pointing out that streaming services have far fewer titles than the average Blockbuster did thirty years ago.

    I don’t understand the allure of streaming either. Content comes and goes too rapidly.

    A more sensible arrangement would be for ISPs to licence a streaming platform, and rights-holders to licence all their content to ISPs, like music publishers do with radio stations. This way, consumers would have the widest selection, and platforms and studios could stay in their lane, doing what they do best.

    I’m not seeing Disney giving up a revenue stream. Also, radio stations are playing one thing at a time. For an ISP things seem more complex. They could build streaming into the pricing, but why should person A who just emails and facebooks pay royalties for someone who watches a lot of premium content? I see pay per view as a viable model for many things.

    • Replies: @Barack Obama's secret Unz account
    @JosephB


    I’m not seeing Disney giving up a revenue stream.
     
    I meant sensible generally, not sensible from the perspective of those money-hungry ghouls at Disney.

    Also, radio stations are playing one thing at a time. For an ISP things seem more complex. They could build streaming into the pricing, but why should person A who just emails and facebooks pay royalties for someone who watches a lot of premium content?
     
    They're already doing that, for both ISP and Netflix.

    I see pay per view as a viable model for many things.
     
    I think pay-per-view is a non-starter, because seeing the price next to the movie will put people off. Pay-per-view streaming has been available for years, and people much prefer the monthly fee, I suspect even those who watch so little Netflix that it'd be cost-effective to PPV instead.
  86. @JosephB
    @Barack Obama's secret Unz account


    I’m fond of pointing out that streaming services have far fewer titles than the average Blockbuster did thirty years ago.
     
    I don't understand the allure of streaming either. Content comes and goes too rapidly.

    A more sensible arrangement would be for ISPs to licence a streaming platform, and rights-holders to licence all their content to ISPs, like music publishers do with radio stations. This way, consumers would have the widest selection, and platforms and studios could stay in their lane, doing what they do best.
     
    I'm not seeing Disney giving up a revenue stream. Also, radio stations are playing one thing at a time. For an ISP things seem more complex. They could build streaming into the pricing, but why should person A who just emails and facebooks pay royalties for someone who watches a lot of premium content? I see pay per view as a viable model for many things.

    Replies: @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    I’m not seeing Disney giving up a revenue stream.

    I meant sensible generally, not sensible from the perspective of those money-hungry ghouls at Disney.

    Also, radio stations are playing one thing at a time. For an ISP things seem more complex. They could build streaming into the pricing, but why should person A who just emails and facebooks pay royalties for someone who watches a lot of premium content?

    They’re already doing that, for both ISP and Netflix.

    I see pay per view as a viable model for many things.

    I think pay-per-view is a non-starter, because seeing the price next to the movie will put people off. Pay-per-view streaming has been available for years, and people much prefer the monthly fee, I suspect even those who watch so little Netflix that it’d be cost-effective to PPV instead.

  87. @Bugg
    @Redneck farmer

    As a shareholder,I find this disturbing. Netflix needs to grasp the idea is to have programming that appeals to the broadest spectrum of viewers as the choice of streaming services expand. Instead they're bending over backward to virtue signal to 13% of the population. And that 13% is not going to pay Netflix's bills.

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @Ragno

    You’ll have to learn, as I did, that – like a recent commercial put it – nothing is normal and everything is weird.

    I got burned last March when the Dow, quite rationally I thought, plummeted 6000 points in a week in reaction to COVID making landfall here; so I’ve been too spooked to jump back in, but I clearly should’ve, because – mystifyingly for a cratered economy and unemployment numbers we haven’t seen since FDR – the Dow and related indices have been rocketing up ever since, hitting new highs this week.

    I have friends who keep prodding me to jump back in – the water’s fine! – but those share prices and valuations just don’t make any sense, except as booby traps. Even during those FDR years, Wall Street recovered at about the same crawling pace as Main Street – as you’d expect. What’s going on now is inexplicable to me. To give you an idea of how nuts it is, one of my buddies – no investment history, gets his tips from Cramer of all people! – has been making a fortune buying restaurant stocks. Because the Dow’s been running up for 7-8 months straight now, his few losing trades are immediately subsumed by his winners. Restaurant stocks. It’s crazy.

  88. @Whiskey
    @Steve Sailer

    No it isn't. Netflix is not profit making nor will it be profit making in the foreseeable future.

    Netflix has about 73 million plus US subscribers. That is about $949 million per month at 12.99 per subscriber, assuming there is no discounting and bundling where the revenue is much lower (free Netflix for a year with T Mobile, etc). That might seem like a lot of revenue, but they pay out an enormous amount of money in servers (not cheap), production costs, and acquisition costs. It costs money to acquire a new subscriber to replace the one that has canceled. While it is closely guarded their churn rate (the rate at which subscribers turn over) is high. And that content is not cheap to produce either.

    Netflix is basically now that they lost the Marvel content, "the black subscription channel" with all that implies. Sure, nice black ladies will watch "Bridgerton." And whatever Wakanda-type nonsense Ibrahm X. Kendi comes up with, some black dudes might watch once (on a shared subscription which is a net loss for the company). [Credentials for sharing Netflix and other subscription content are allegedly available all across the internet. I don't care as you'd have to pay me ... a lot ... to watch that stuff.]

    Subscription services are not like Movie Studios where a big hit and ancillary income like Frozen merchandise or forty years of Star Wars toys props up a company for decades. It is all about keeping costs low, churn low, and cheap, replicated content that keeps the subscribers hooked and paying for next month.

    From what I've seen in the FT, Netflix is STILL producing losses. They just are floating on the investor idiocy that they will be the next Amazon.

    In truth, I don't see any winner. The overseas stuff costs them (and other streaming providers) more than they take in, without much growth as they face content restrictions, and other resistance from governments protecting local content providers. Those nations with governments weak enough to not put up barriers like Ethiopia don't have people rich enough in enough numbers to make the foreign operation profitable. And Indians and Chinese are not going to be down with "black y'all" as entertainment. Netflix was losing money in India a few years ago. I assume that has not changed since then.

    Here in the US Disney has maybe the only must-see streaming content, "the Mandalorian," but nothing else. And people are highly likely to subscribe. Watch every episode. Then cancel. Or, simply purchase bootlegs. I'm sure they are out there. None of the Marvel stuff without Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man seems to have really hit. All the "Diverse" stuff is different when you ask people to pay for it. Some will. Not enough to make money though.

    HBO Max is dead in the water. And expensive. With no content. Hulu is moribund with mutual corporate owners fighting each other.

    The problem with Netflix and the others are that they are operating on the old model -- a small micro audience of the correct teen female non White demo is worth more to advertisers than a mass older White audience. Really who is going to pay $14 a month to watch a black Duke in some Regency Romance or whatever White-baiting stuff Kendi gets up to?

    Again, the way to make money in subscriptions is cheap production costs (total), hold onto subscribers, and stop them from canceling by having stuff that hooks them week after week. Woke lectures on Whitey ain't it.

    Replies: @Barack Obama's secret Unz account, @Wilkey, @guest007, @Gabe Ruth

    It’s such a shame that your miscegenation obsession takes up so much of your otherwise well functioning brain.

  89. @guest007
    @Whiskey

    Here is the latest earnings report for Netflix.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-netflix-stock-is-going-haywire-after-its-latest-earnings-report-114430671.html

    A pull quote:


    The company also raised its cash flow guidance for 2021 by $1 billion to breakeven. Considering Netflix’s business model has long required debt to operate, this improved free cash flow outlook is being embraced by the bulls.
     
    I suspect that adding of documentaries is just marketing to encourage schools and universities to subscribe to Netflix.

    Replies: @Gabe Ruth

    So their previous guidance was that they were going to be $1B in the red, am I understanding that right? Cash flow is simply income minus expenditures?

  90. Today’s woke racialism is the latest manifestation of a pseudo-historical, pseudo-religious movement among middle class black intellectuals, which contemplates a world essentially without whites in positions of influence. Its 19th century version was called “Negritude”, a term that would certainly horrify today’s angry naifs. Next came Pan-Africanism and then Afrocentrism. I recently came across an article in a 1995 issue of “Civilization” magazine which describes the latter as the attempt by some blacks to infect whites with their low self-esteem, and this seems to be an accurate description of what we are seeing today as well.

    Sociologists would define black culture in America as a deviant subculture, because it rejects the values of the dominant culture. Our cultural myth is that hard work will be rewarded with material advancement, and it used to be true for many white people: but it very rarely was for blacks. They learned from bitter experience to survive by doing the least possible amount of work they could get away with, and to lie, cheat, and steal in order to endure in a world in which they were universally despised. It is truly tragic that this slave mentality now infects so many impoverished whites, and for the same reason. We are as hated as we are feared by our ruling class, just as black slaves once were; that class’s enraged reaction to the erstwhile populist Trump and his “deplorables” vividly confirmed that once again.

    Such dynamics will always unfold on their own in a system where human behavior is driven by profit-seeking. In situations where you are ideologically prohibited from blaming the obvious culprit, capitalism, you’ll come up with all kinds of off the wall explanations. The most reliable way to understand what is happening in a given situation is to start from the assumption that the most powerful people in society will take advantage of it to get whatever it is they want from the rest of us.

    What is left of our so-called white privilege – otherwise known as human rights – is being systematically taken from us, and not by black would-be intellectuals. As our nation is entering its terminal period as a world power and a functional democracy, everything is changing. There is no better time than now that to keep the races apart, lest we compare notes about our situations. Racial resentment on the right is just the mirror of wokeist arrogance on the truly pathetic remnant that passes for “left” today. It would be better for us to build bridges rather than walls, but human nature being what it is, that’s not going to happen. Our real owners have done everything in their not inconsiderable power to sabotage what the oldtimers used to call “solidarity” and they are succeeding.

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