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Our Tamil Brahmin vice president explains equality to us:

Similarly, from ABC News about the end of race-norming in the NFL concussion class-action lawsuit:

The fact that the [IQ] testing algorithm adjusted scores by race — as a rough proxy for someone’s socioeconomic background — went unnoticed for several years until lawyers for former Steelers Kevin Henry and Najeh Davenport sued the [NFL] league. Factors such as age, education and race have long been used in neurology to help diagnose dementia. But experts say the formula was never meant to be used to determine payouts in a legal case.

The reason psychologists were race-norming their IQ test was to not declare too many blacks retarded or demented on the grounds that being declared retarded or demented was a bad thing. But once it became a good thing to be declared demented, that attempt to be nice to blacks became racist.

About 70 percent of active players and 60 percent of living retirees are Black. …

“In 2022, how can you possibly think that another human being comes out of the womb with less cognitive ability? It’s just impossible to believe that that can be true,” Jenkins said. “It’s unspeakable.”

Yeah, that’s the Conventional Wisdom of the 2022. On the other hand, that some races come out of the womb with more lockdown cornerback pass coverage ability is obvious.

As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t see much need for race-norming the IQ test in the NFL lawsuit, since a large majority of former NFL players took the Wonderlic IQ test at the NFL draft combine before their rookie year. Assuming you can accurately measure current cognitive ability (e.g., if Harvard and Bengals punter Pat McInally, who scored the only perfect 50/50 on the Wonderlic exam, suddenly scored a 6/50, that might raise eyebrows. When Wonderlic hired McInally as their NFL marketing manager in 2007, he scored 49/50: “Missed one. Not a bad score after six concussions.”)

But nobody else seems to have caught on to this.

In contrast, running back Frank Gore, who retired recently after 16 pro seasons with the third most carries and rushing yards in NFL history behind Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton, might have registered as demented out of college, scoring 6 out of 50. And his judgment probably hasn’t improved after 3,735 carries. From People this week:

Former NFL Star Frank Gore Charged With Assault For Allegedly Dragging Naked Woman by Hair in Hotel: Report

Personally, my view is that the NFL has plenty of money and should pay up to provide for a comfortable dotage for our gladiator heroes. But that doesn’t mean we should subscribe to Kamalaism.

And what’s her excuse anyway? Did Willie Brown conk her on the noggin one too many times?

 
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  1. “In 2022, how can you possibly think that another human being comes out of the womb with less cognitive ability? It’s just impossible to believe that that can be true,” Jenkins said. “It’s unspeakable.”

    Good choice of words there at the end. At the beginning, too, because 2022 is definitely a year when it’s just about impossible. Particularly if you want to keep your job.

    • LOL: AnotherDad
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Charon

    These parasites really should go back to using the evil smart Jewish guys.

    Even the--presumably PhD level IQ--evil gentile guys who coughed up the latest "race does not exist" tome just sound dumb.

    When it comes out of the mouths of blacks--or worse black women--its essential vapid stupidity is just left glaringly apparent.


    "Equity as a concept says recognize that everyone has the same capacity, but in order for them to have equal opportunity to reach that capacity, well, we must pay attention to this issue of equity."
     
    I'll give the Stephen J. Gould guys their due. Their lies came in fusillade of verbalist bullshit that overwhelms the critical thinking of even some intelligent people who should know better.

    "Dude, I got a great deal from Steve on this hat! He knows somebody, who knows somebody and he passed the savings right on to me!" Goyishe kops.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @John Johnson

  2. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:

    I suffered mTBI twice as the result of IED blasts and consequently lost more than one standard deviation of IQ, so at least that sort of brain injury can result in loss of IQ. I say that sort of brain injury because an explosion does damage to the brain by the pressure wave which passes through the body compressing the thoracic and abdominal blood vessels, creating a powerful volumetric blood surge into the brain, so your brain kind of explodes from the inside out, causing a multitude of small lesions throughout every part of the brain. But a physical blow produces damage from the outside inward creating large lesions near the blow site only. In both cases, the difference can clearly be seen under the microscope during autopsy.
    A lot of combat-induced PTSD symptoms are actually the result of physical damage to the brain. I don’t know if something similar happens with an external blow such as a football player might sustain.
    In any case, any injury to the brain which causes a person to lose consciousness, even briefly, has lasting and probably permanent effects.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Anonymous

    Thanks for this comment 387.

    I'm sorry you were sent over there, but appreciate your service. And very sorry to hear about your TBIs--and loss of sharpness. I know I'm dumber--less sharp--than I was when I was younger. But have the compensation of knowing a bit more--less dumb!--about the world, being more realistic. But I'd hate to have had just a whole lot of smarts stolen from me.

    Best of luck soldiering on.

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Anonymous

    I am sorry for your loss and that you were put into that situation for no good reason.


    In any case, any injury to the brain which causes a person to lose consciousness, even briefly, has lasting and probably permanent effects.
     
    I suspect that applies to medical anesthesia as well.

    Replies: @Anon

  3. I saw this earlier today. It is so contrary to the facts that I do not think she actually said what she meant to say. Maybe she meant all people have potential, which at least is true, although of course everyone does not have the potential to do equally well in all things. That is just nonsense.

    As the daughter of two immigrants who seem to worship brain power and used it to get to America, I just cannot believe she thinks people have equal capacity to do all things.

    I have been wondering for awhile now how someone who talks such gobbledegook ever made it and lasted as a prosecutor and got elected as California attorney general? Has anyone gone back and talked to legal colleagues and looked at any trial transcripts? At times this year she has been as bad as Biden and that is saying something. So far I don’t think she has misidentified any family members though.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @notsaying

    I suppose we could compliment Kamala by noting that she is a master at saying what people want to hear.

    After that, not much to recommend her for anything.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    , @JR Ewing
    @notsaying


    I have been wondering for awhile now how someone who talks such gobbledegook ever made it and lasted as a prosecutor and got elected as California attorney general?
     
    Because of all the prerequisites to get that job and the ones after it, being competent is way down towards the bottom of the list below "look black" and "hitch your wagon (and other body parts) to Willie Brown".
    , @Bernard
    @notsaying


    have been wondering for awhile now how someone who talks such gobbledegook ever made it and lasted as a prosecutor and got elected as California attorney general?
     
    One; she reads whatever is in front of her which makes no sense to begin with. It gets even worse when she ad libs.
    Two; she is a Democrat with support of the party in a state with one party rule, so competence was never an issue.
    , @SteveRogers42
    @notsaying

    You really don't understand how she got through law school and launched her political career?

    Four words.

    Golf ball. Garden hose.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @notsaying


    As the daughter of two immigrants who seem to worship brain power and used it to get to America, I just cannot believe she thinks people have equal capacity to do all things.
     
    I'm confused. Are you this daughter, or is she? Or are both of you?
  4. I would’ve been been valedictorian at Harvard Medical School, if it hadn’t been for inequity.
    People believe this sh&t?

    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
    @Redneck farmer

    I feel ya, cuz. I myself would have been flying fighter planes in the Blue Angels.

  5. conk her on the noggin

    Old slang is the best. Pip, pip.

  6. I also argue against race norming for NFL players. The full battery neuropsychological tests are pretty good at catching malingers. And no matter where they started walking around with a 70 IQ sucks. I hope their lawyers are honest and structure their settlements so it is not all blown immediately on Remy and Instagram thots.

    But my hope is probably just that. I met a woman who worked for an agent as a paralegal. The agent takes the bare minimum on contract negotiation. However, his law firm worked as a concierge for these dude’s lives, paying paralegals (who are all hot white and Asian women) \$40 bucks an hour but billing them out at \$250 or more to make airline reservations and line up bottle service. And talk on the phone – a lot.

    (And my Sailer/podcast streak just hit 5 during my walk this am. I’m feeling like The Undertaker.)

  7. Gore got a ton of carries but was never all that good. A lot of those carries on the back end of his career should’ve been given to next potential John Riggins.

  8. “Harvard and Bengals punter Pat McInally, who scored the only perfect 50/50 on the Wonderlic exam,” has a great memoir in him.

  9. In the world of actual equities, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation stock price has been going through a rough patch lately. They ended their dividend, which briefly improved the share price, but now everything’s gone back into the toilet. What’s the problem?

    “Teens.”

    But wait, doesn’t Six Flags cater primarily to the youth market?

    No, I mean, “””teeeeeeens.””” Noamisayin?

    The Daily Mail has a story about Six Flags’s CEO Selim Bassoul explaining the situation to investors, using only the approved nomenclature. Hey, he may be Lebanese and dyslexic, but the guy knows the modern American euphemism rules.

    Unsurprisingly, the Daily Mail‘s commenters understand perfectly well what’s up. Among the top comments:

    I’d say he did an admirable job of tiptoeing around the real issue.

    Let’s all contemplate what that one main reason is.

    Always the same type

    I think we all know what the problem is here.

    Which teenagers, could you get more specific?

    I’m Canadian. So I do not understand. What was the issue? Canada’s Wonderland is become a park for teens, but its not dangerous teens. Just kids having fun.

    • Thanks: bomag
    • Replies: @Barnard
    @Almost Missouri

    He should have thrown in something like, "we don't have the same problem with teens at our Montreal park for reasons we can't quite identify yet."

    , @The True Nolan
    @Almost Missouri

    Dangerous amusement parks? Simple solution!

    Mandatory sunblock application upon entrance, maybe something like thickly troweled zinc oxide. Once everyone's skin had a higher albedo, the violence will drop immediately!

    SCIENCE!

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Almost Missouri

    In the early 2000s their M.O. in the LA park was to profile and throw out the undesirables for "gang signs" and affiliations. That got shut down by a bunch of class action lawsuits due to the predictable disparate impact. I think everyone realized it wasn't really about gangs.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @J.Ross

    , @AnotherDad
    @Almost Missouri


    In the world of actual equities, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation stock price has been going through a rough patch lately. They ended their dividend, which briefly improved the share price, but now everything’s gone back into the toilet. What’s the problem?

    “Teens.”
     
    Six flags should simply do DNA screening.

    They could not be screening for race, because that has no biological existence. They would simply be screening for "clusters of traits which indicate potential for troublemaking and violence."

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Almost Missouri, @Hypnotoad666

    , @AnotherDad
    @Almost Missouri


    In the world of actual equities, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation stock price has been going through a rough patch lately. They ended their dividend, which briefly improved the share price, but now everything’s gone back into the toilet. What’s the problem?

    “Teens.”
     

    Almost, thanks for this. I think this Six Flags situation deserves more attention as it highlights the nature of minoritarianism and the core of our crisis.

    1) Nothing of value if preserved without borders.
    Even the most narrative compliant, immigration loving Jewish guy, will be "xenophobic", "nativist", "Nazi" when it comes to the borders of his house, his community's stuff. If you want something to be nice and stay nice it is never "open to all."

    2) Freedom of association is fundamental.
    Minoritarianism has been an attack upon the right of the majority's (white gentile's) fundamental right to associate as they wish and have the communities that they wish with the norms they wish. It is the demand that minorities have an inalienable right to enter and glom onto the majority and their stuff, and that the majority must bend over--alter its norms, or stop enforcing its norms--to accommodate them.

    We need--badly need--political leaders, ideologues and politicians, who a clear and strong in articulating this message:

    We have the right to have communities where we live according to our traditional American white, civilized norms. If other people do not like living with those norms--fine. Then we can form separate communities or a separate nation. But our right to live as we want, with our traditional, civilized norms is fundamental and we insist upon it. We will not give it up.

  10. I’ll say this for her….she never disappoints. I look forward to a close reading of the final compendium of Kamala Kwotes when she finally departs the public sphere.

  11. Was this concussion lawsuit somehow related to the retirement of the Wonderlic by the NFL? What was the explanation?

  12. @notsaying
    I saw this earlier today. It is so contrary to the facts that I do not think she actually said what she meant to say. Maybe she meant all people have potential, which at least is true, although of course everyone does not have the potential to do equally well in all things. That is just nonsense.

    As the daughter of two immigrants who seem to worship brain power and used it to get to America, I just cannot believe she thinks people have equal capacity to do all things.

    I have been wondering for awhile now how someone who talks such gobbledegook ever made it and lasted as a prosecutor and got elected as California attorney general? Has anyone gone back and talked to legal colleagues and looked at any trial transcripts? At times this year she has been as bad as Biden and that is saying something. So far I don't think she has misidentified any family members though.

    Replies: @bomag, @JR Ewing, @Bernard, @SteveRogers42, @Reg Cæsar

    I suppose we could compliment Kamala by noting that she is a master at saying what people want to hear.

    After that, not much to recommend her for anything.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @bomag

    '...After that, not much to recommend her for anything.'

    Have to ask Willie Brown about that. Be fair.

  13. Her quote is a wonderful example of a word salad and most people probably just nod their head in agreement pretending it made sense. Maybe require politicians take the Wonderlic IQ test for the lulz.

  14. Related: Former Seattle Seahawk running back/low IQ thuggish asshole Marshawn Lynch had to be dragged out of a wrecked Mustang after being found passed out at the wheel of it in Vegas.

    https://nypost.com/2022/08/09/marshawn-lynch-arrested-for-dui-in-las-vegas/

    • Replies: @Prester John
    @Mike Tre

    Almost 70 percent of the NFL is comprised of bucks. Marshawn sure ain't alone.

    , @Farenheit
    @Mike Tre

    As a Cal grad, I'm trying to figure out what fraternity Marshawn was in based on the his manner of wearing pants...perhaps he took too many shots to the head as well.

  15. @notsaying
    I saw this earlier today. It is so contrary to the facts that I do not think she actually said what she meant to say. Maybe she meant all people have potential, which at least is true, although of course everyone does not have the potential to do equally well in all things. That is just nonsense.

    As the daughter of two immigrants who seem to worship brain power and used it to get to America, I just cannot believe she thinks people have equal capacity to do all things.

    I have been wondering for awhile now how someone who talks such gobbledegook ever made it and lasted as a prosecutor and got elected as California attorney general? Has anyone gone back and talked to legal colleagues and looked at any trial transcripts? At times this year she has been as bad as Biden and that is saying something. So far I don't think she has misidentified any family members though.

    Replies: @bomag, @JR Ewing, @Bernard, @SteveRogers42, @Reg Cæsar

    I have been wondering for awhile now how someone who talks such gobbledegook ever made it and lasted as a prosecutor and got elected as California attorney general?

    Because of all the prerequisites to get that job and the ones after it, being competent is way down towards the bottom of the list below “look black” and “hitch your wagon (and other body parts) to Willie Brown”.

  16. “In 2022, how can you possibly think that another human being comes out of the womb with less cognitive ability?”

    I’ve got 8 kids. They all came out with different cognitive abilities. In fact, the smarter ones are of one type, looks-wise, and the less smart (but still brilliant, you know) ones are of another. Even within one family, intelligence seems to ride along with other genes that express in surface looks.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Cindy

    In fact, the smarter ones are of one type, looks-wise, and the less smart (but still brilliant, you know) ones are of another. Even within one family, intelligence seems to ride along with other genes that express in surface looks.

    It's probably just grabbing large groups of genes from one side of grandparents. Another family could have a certain look for music talent.

    The DNA shuffle is not totally random which is why some siblings in the family can look related but not others.

    You also see this in features where there isn't a mean. For example a large nose doesn't normally average out a small nose. The DNA shuffle won't split the difference. You will get one or the other. Noses get smaller by not adding large ones to the family tree.

    , @S. Anonyia
    @Cindy

    In my family all of the more intelligent people have longer faces. And are a little thinner.

  17. Steve Sailer Retweeted:


    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34387961/more-black-nfl-retirees-approved-dementia-claims-rescored-tests

    “In 2022, how can you possibly think that another human being comes out of the womb with less cognitive ability? It’s just impossible to believe that that can be true,” Jenkins said. “It’s unspeakable.”

    Last year:


    https://www.espn.com/video/clip/_/id/32670439

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @MEH 0910

    And Trump had known business dealings with Epstein.

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/08/donald-trump-jeffrey-epstein-falling-out


    In 2002, for instance, the real estate developer told New York, “I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.” Per the New York Times, in 1992, Trump directed Florida businessman George Houraney to organize a “calendar girl” competition at Mar-a-Lago, and after 28 female contestants were procured, revealed that the other guests were just “him and Epstein.” Video footage from that same year shows the two men partying together at the Palm Beach resort with cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins, laughing, chatting, and, in the case of Trump, pawing at women. The friendly relationship continued for more than 10 years after that, with the two men reportedly dining at Epstein’s mansion and attending many of the same dinner parties; according to Epstein’s brother, Mark, Trump would comp Epstein’s mother and aunt at one of his Atlantic City casino hotels and flew on Epstein’s private jet—the one he allegedly used to ferry underage girls to his private island of horrors—“numerous times.” One person who observed both men told the Washington Post that “they were tight” and that, nauseatingly, “they were each other’s wingmen.”

    Ultimately, Epstein and Trump did have a falling-out. According to a new report from the Post, however, it didn’t have anything to do with Epstein’s disturbing behavior with underage women, but, naturally, a real estate deal.
     
    Listen, Mr. Sailer cannot literally afford to openly offer his own commentary on what has been going with Trump. He would lose his financial shirt. So, he remains cagey on this matter. I get it. It's cowardly on his part, but he needs to keep his narrative money making machine going.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

  18. In reality, equity means that everybody should receive a share equal to what they are due, based on how much or how little they contribute. It is when equal partners receive unequal shares, or unequal partners receive equal shares, that disputes and disagreements arise. Thus, equity is a kind of equalization that distributes the proceeds fairly based on one’s stake in the venture, like a joint stock company (hence why stocks are called “equities”).

    Equity, in reality, is an integral part of justice. If people would just adhere to the real meaning of the concept, all this racial game-playing would cease immediately.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Intelligent Dasein

    That's true, but it's very hard to determine what each person is due, in the social/political sense, even without the race-hustlers twisting the meaning of the word equity.

  19. the current system and philosophical thinking remains the same, perhaps even more so as time moves on. anybody can try to sue their way to get the thing they want, if they view themselves as some kind of group with an interest who is being shorted or wronged in some way. it’s established US law.

    except for europeans, or at least european men. in that case, even instances of obvious nonsense can never be questioned or remedied via a lawsuit. and official thinking is always that whatever they’re complaining about is not happening anyway, and it’s good that it is.

    i saw a new female official during a preseason game yesterday, and she was making the usual couple mind blowingly bad calls that they always seem to make. their much lower spatial processing ability seems to be a big factor in how wrong they get about what just happened in 1 or 2 seconds of fast play on the field. something even good men with years of experience can struggle with when events occur at game speed. because of affirmative action, there is no need for the women to ever work their way up to NFL level play – women with no years of experience a lower levels of play are just parachuted into NFL speed action right away, with the expected results.

    now that NFL officials are full time employees being paid 100,000 a year, the appeal of the job to a few jocky women to get in on the action must have gone up.

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    @prime noticer

    I know an NFL referee and that is the pay-range, but I wouldn’t call it a full time job, just full time job pay scale. For a Sunday out of town game he flies to the game city Friday evening, the officials spend Saturday reviewing lessons learned from previous game footage, fly home Sunday night, back to running his real business Monday morning.

  20. like the ‘women in chess’ discussion from a couple months ago, the principle remains the same here. there will be more female NFL officials soon than women playing chess in the professional ranks who are good enough at chess to make any money doing it.

    the below average, not good at their job NFL official is paid more than 99% of all chess players. the officials have on field authority over huge, top 0.01% athletes making a million a year or more and get to tell them what to do. the league will go easy on the women, ignoring their amazingly bad calls. and they get to be on national television. more attention for them.

    all attractive things to a few women looking for a career, of which chess offers none.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @prime noticer

    I find the compulsion that women have in fucking up anything men have created with/for men to be both infuriating and not surprising. They just can't leave alone.
    I don't know any men who insist on fucking around with lace-tatting covens, or whatever is is that women do when they get together.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Clyde, @TelfoedJohn

  21. Orwell explained it far better in Animal Farm.

    “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”.

  22. That is, indeed, some conked noggin ol’ Kommie sports.
    She’s supposed to represent new, capital B, Blood for Dems yet goes around in that Martha and the Vandellas hairstyle from back in the Lunchbox Joe vs. Cornpop days.

    Sorta like bringing a logchain to a knife fight.

  23. It’s just impossible to believe that that can be true,” Jenkins said. “It’s unspeakable.”

    I’m curious on what basis Jenkins would defend that declaration. It seems like a religious statement. One could argue that a loving Creator would never so disadvantage a particular racial group, but if one understands that different groups have evolved under different circumstances, it is nonsensical.

    Perhaps when Jenkins says “It’s unspeakable” he is acknowledging that if you speak it you’ll lose your job.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Harry Baldwin


    One could argue that a loving Creator would never so disadvantage a particular racial group, ...
     
    Yes, that's a problem for a lot of people, Harry. However, they'd feel a lot better if you explain that there are lots of qualities we have, and how do we know if it doesn't work out fairly for most of us?*

    .

    * I cannot imagine how it does for those severely deformed or with health problems from birth, though...
    , @JR Ewing
    @Harry Baldwin

    I distinctly remember the instant when I crossed over to the dark side to realism (in college no less)... or at least when it became obvious to me that it had to be true.

    I was having a friendly debate with a friend over consciousness and somewhere along the way drifted into materialism and made the argument that if intelligence and consciousness was purely a function the the brain, and the brain is just physical matter just like muscles or bones, then it follows that if Michael Jordan was born with a specific body types and physical abilities that differ from other people, then some people are born with brains that different physically and in ability from other people.

    You cannot say that some people are born tall with big muscles and bones and great athletic ability while some are not, but all brains and intellectual capacity are exactly equal. It's simply not logical.

    It's impossible not to see that this is true and any statements to the contrary like our friend Ken Jenkins really are religious assertions more than anything else. He says, "You can't say that" because nowadays you literally aren't allowed to say it.

  24. Kamala’s brain is a mush, and I don’t know how to argue with mush. However, Equity beats Mush, which beats Rock, barely.

  25. @Harry Baldwin
    It’s just impossible to believe that that can be true,” Jenkins said. “It’s unspeakable.”

    I'm curious on what basis Jenkins would defend that declaration. It seems like a religious statement. One could argue that a loving Creator would never so disadvantage a particular racial group, but if one understands that different groups have evolved under different circumstances, it is nonsensical.

    Perhaps when Jenkins says "It's unspeakable" he is acknowledging that if you speak it you'll lose your job.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @JR Ewing

    One could argue that a loving Creator would never so disadvantage a particular racial group, …

    Yes, that’s a problem for a lot of people, Harry. However, they’d feel a lot better if you explain that there are lots of qualities we have, and how do we know if it doesn’t work out fairly for most of us?*

    .

    * I cannot imagine how it does for those severely deformed or with health problems from birth, though…

  26. “Equity as a concept says recognize that everyone has the same capacity, but in order for them to have equal opportunity to reach that capacity, well, we must pay attention to this issue of equity.”

    For the first time I can recall, Kamala uttered a statement that — faulty as the subordinate clause may be — is clear and articulate. Normally equity just means redistribution, but her comment tries to present it as something else. Something unidentifiable, perhaps, but at least it’s a concept. On the Kamala scale, 9/10.

    • Replies: @Luddite in Chief
    @EdwardM


    Normally equity just means redistribution, but her comment tries to present it as something else. Something unidentifiable, perhaps, but at least it’s a concept.
     
    I thought the entire point to discussing things was to make them more clear?

    After trying to parse out Harris' statement a half-dozen times, I still do not know what equity is (and I do not recall playing in the NFL).

    If you say something, and some part of what you said is "unidentifiable," can it be said you have spoken well? I guess it can if you are a politician. Like Harris.
  27. @Almost Missouri
    In the world of actual equities, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation stock price has been going through a rough patch lately. They ended their dividend, which briefly improved the share price, but now everything's gone back into the toilet. What's the problem?

    "Teens."

    But wait, doesn't Six Flags cater primarily to the youth market?

    No, I mean, """teeeeeeens.""" Noamisayin?

    The Daily Mail has a story about Six Flags's CEO Selim Bassoul explaining the situation to investors, using only the approved nomenclature. Hey, he may be Lebanese and dyslexic, but the guy knows the modern American euphemism rules.

    Unsurprisingly, the Daily Mail's commenters understand perfectly well what's up. Among the top comments:


    I'd say he did an admirable job of tiptoeing around the real issue.
     

    Let's all contemplate what that one main reason is.
     

    Always the same type
     

    I think we all know what the problem is here.
     

    Which teenagers, could you get more specific?
     

    I'm Canadian. So I do not understand. What was the issue? Canada's Wonderland is become a park for teens, but its not dangerous teens. Just kids having fun.
     

    Replies: @Barnard, @The True Nolan, @Hypnotoad666, @AnotherDad, @AnotherDad

    He should have thrown in something like, “we don’t have the same problem with teens at our Montreal park for reasons we can’t quite identify yet.”

  28. In this house, we believe science is real . . .

    Woah, woah, woah, bigot. Not that science!

    • LOL: JR Ewing
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Batman

    In this bath house, we believe,

    Healthcare for MonkeyPox is a human right ...

    Replies: @Adam Smith

  29. @Cindy
    "In 2022, how can you possibly think that another human being comes out of the womb with less cognitive ability?"

    I've got 8 kids. They all came out with different cognitive abilities. In fact, the smarter ones are of one type, looks-wise, and the less smart (but still brilliant, you know) ones are of another. Even within one family, intelligence seems to ride along with other genes that express in surface looks.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @S. Anonyia

    In fact, the smarter ones are of one type, looks-wise, and the less smart (but still brilliant, you know) ones are of another. Even within one family, intelligence seems to ride along with other genes that express in surface looks.

    It’s probably just grabbing large groups of genes from one side of grandparents. Another family could have a certain look for music talent.

    The DNA shuffle is not totally random which is why some siblings in the family can look related but not others.

    You also see this in features where there isn’t a mean. For example a large nose doesn’t normally average out a small nose. The DNA shuffle won’t split the difference. You will get one or the other. Noses get smaller by not adding large ones to the family tree.

  30. @Harry Baldwin
    It’s just impossible to believe that that can be true,” Jenkins said. “It’s unspeakable.”

    I'm curious on what basis Jenkins would defend that declaration. It seems like a religious statement. One could argue that a loving Creator would never so disadvantage a particular racial group, but if one understands that different groups have evolved under different circumstances, it is nonsensical.

    Perhaps when Jenkins says "It's unspeakable" he is acknowledging that if you speak it you'll lose your job.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @JR Ewing

    I distinctly remember the instant when I crossed over to the dark side to realism (in college no less)… or at least when it became obvious to me that it had to be true.

    I was having a friendly debate with a friend over consciousness and somewhere along the way drifted into materialism and made the argument that if intelligence and consciousness was purely a function the the brain, and the brain is just physical matter just like muscles or bones, then it follows that if Michael Jordan was born with a specific body types and physical abilities that differ from other people, then some people are born with brains that different physically and in ability from other people.

    You cannot say that some people are born tall with big muscles and bones and great athletic ability while some are not, but all brains and intellectual capacity are exactly equal. It’s simply not logical.

    It’s impossible not to see that this is true and any statements to the contrary like our friend Ken Jenkins really are religious assertions more than anything else. He says, “You can’t say that” because nowadays you literally aren’t allowed to say it.

  31. @Intelligent Dasein
    In reality, equity means that everybody should receive a share equal to what they are due, based on how much or how little they contribute. It is when equal partners receive unequal shares, or unequal partners receive equal shares, that disputes and disagreements arise. Thus, equity is a kind of equalization that distributes the proceeds fairly based on one's stake in the venture, like a joint stock company (hence why stocks are called "equities").

    Equity, in reality, is an integral part of justice. If people would just adhere to the real meaning of the concept, all this racial game-playing would cease immediately.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    That’s true, but it’s very hard to determine what each person is due, in the social/political sense, even without the race-hustlers twisting the meaning of the word equity.

  32. “Did Willie Brown conk her on the noggin one too many times?”
    Conk? Careful with the hair stuff, Steve.

  33. @notsaying
    I saw this earlier today. It is so contrary to the facts that I do not think she actually said what she meant to say. Maybe she meant all people have potential, which at least is true, although of course everyone does not have the potential to do equally well in all things. That is just nonsense.

    As the daughter of two immigrants who seem to worship brain power and used it to get to America, I just cannot believe she thinks people have equal capacity to do all things.

    I have been wondering for awhile now how someone who talks such gobbledegook ever made it and lasted as a prosecutor and got elected as California attorney general? Has anyone gone back and talked to legal colleagues and looked at any trial transcripts? At times this year she has been as bad as Biden and that is saying something. So far I don't think she has misidentified any family members though.

    Replies: @bomag, @JR Ewing, @Bernard, @SteveRogers42, @Reg Cæsar

    have been wondering for awhile now how someone who talks such gobbledegook ever made it and lasted as a prosecutor and got elected as California attorney general?

    One; she reads whatever is in front of her which makes no sense to begin with. It gets even worse when she ad libs.
    Two; she is a Democrat with support of the party in a state with one party rule, so competence was never an issue.

  34. @Almost Missouri
    In the world of actual equities, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation stock price has been going through a rough patch lately. They ended their dividend, which briefly improved the share price, but now everything's gone back into the toilet. What's the problem?

    "Teens."

    But wait, doesn't Six Flags cater primarily to the youth market?

    No, I mean, """teeeeeeens.""" Noamisayin?

    The Daily Mail has a story about Six Flags's CEO Selim Bassoul explaining the situation to investors, using only the approved nomenclature. Hey, he may be Lebanese and dyslexic, but the guy knows the modern American euphemism rules.

    Unsurprisingly, the Daily Mail's commenters understand perfectly well what's up. Among the top comments:


    I'd say he did an admirable job of tiptoeing around the real issue.
     

    Let's all contemplate what that one main reason is.
     

    Always the same type
     

    I think we all know what the problem is here.
     

    Which teenagers, could you get more specific?
     

    I'm Canadian. So I do not understand. What was the issue? Canada's Wonderland is become a park for teens, but its not dangerous teens. Just kids having fun.
     

    Replies: @Barnard, @The True Nolan, @Hypnotoad666, @AnotherDad, @AnotherDad

    Dangerous amusement parks? Simple solution!

    Mandatory sunblock application upon entrance, maybe something like thickly troweled zinc oxide. Once everyone’s skin had a higher albedo, the violence will drop immediately!

    SCIENCE!

  35. @Cindy
    "In 2022, how can you possibly think that another human being comes out of the womb with less cognitive ability?"

    I've got 8 kids. They all came out with different cognitive abilities. In fact, the smarter ones are of one type, looks-wise, and the less smart (but still brilliant, you know) ones are of another. Even within one family, intelligence seems to ride along with other genes that express in surface looks.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @S. Anonyia

    In my family all of the more intelligent people have longer faces. And are a little thinner.

  36. I know cataract surgery is wondrous, but it doesn’t fix your floaters.

  37. This one’s definitely to treasure and enjoy:

    ‘“In 2022, how can you possibly think that another human being comes out of the womb with less cognitive ability? It’s just impossible to believe that that can be true,” Jenkins said. “It’s unspeakable.”’

    It’s unspeakable.

  38. @bomag
    @notsaying

    I suppose we could compliment Kamala by noting that she is a master at saying what people want to hear.

    After that, not much to recommend her for anything.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘…After that, not much to recommend her for anything.’

    Have to ask Willie Brown about that. Be fair.

    • LOL: bomag
  39. “…well, we must pay attention to this issue of equity.”

    Ok, sooo…what do we do?

    Second thought, never mind. I think I know the answer.

  40. @Mike Tre
    Related: Former Seattle Seahawk running back/low IQ thuggish asshole Marshawn Lynch had to be dragged out of a wrecked Mustang after being found passed out at the wheel of it in Vegas.

    https://nypost.com/2022/08/09/marshawn-lynch-arrested-for-dui-in-las-vegas/

    Replies: @Prester John, @Farenheit

    Almost 70 percent of the NFL is comprised of bucks. Marshawn sure ain’t alone.

  41. Kamala Harris:

    “Equity as a concept says recognize that everyone has the same capacity, but in order for them to have equal opportunity to reach that capacity, well, we must pay attention to this issue of equity.”

    Clearly, this is a stupid concept that is obviously wrong. Nobody should pay any attention to it or to anyone who is selling it.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @Mr. Anon

    Cargo cult rhetoric.

  42. “Everyone has the same capacity”.

    This is great news! I expect that \$10 million contract to play point guard for the Lakers to arrive in my inbox any minute!

  43. @Redneck farmer
    I would've been been valedictorian at Harvard Medical School, if it hadn't been for inequity.
    People believe this sh&t?

    Replies: @SteveRogers42

    I feel ya, cuz. I myself would have been flying fighter planes in the Blue Angels.

  44. @notsaying
    I saw this earlier today. It is so contrary to the facts that I do not think she actually said what she meant to say. Maybe she meant all people have potential, which at least is true, although of course everyone does not have the potential to do equally well in all things. That is just nonsense.

    As the daughter of two immigrants who seem to worship brain power and used it to get to America, I just cannot believe she thinks people have equal capacity to do all things.

    I have been wondering for awhile now how someone who talks such gobbledegook ever made it and lasted as a prosecutor and got elected as California attorney general? Has anyone gone back and talked to legal colleagues and looked at any trial transcripts? At times this year she has been as bad as Biden and that is saying something. So far I don't think she has misidentified any family members though.

    Replies: @bomag, @JR Ewing, @Bernard, @SteveRogers42, @Reg Cæsar

    You really don’t understand how she got through law school and launched her political career?

    Four words.

    Golf ball. Garden hose.

  45. And what’s her excuse anyway? Did Willie Brown conk her on the noggin one too many times?

    Her epithet should read, “She laughed well. It is what she was second best at.”

    • LOL: Farenheit
  46. @Anonymous
    I suffered mTBI twice as the result of IED blasts and consequently lost more than one standard deviation of IQ, so at least that sort of brain injury can result in loss of IQ. I say that sort of brain injury because an explosion does damage to the brain by the pressure wave which passes through the body compressing the thoracic and abdominal blood vessels, creating a powerful volumetric blood surge into the brain, so your brain kind of explodes from the inside out, causing a multitude of small lesions throughout every part of the brain. But a physical blow produces damage from the outside inward creating large lesions near the blow site only. In both cases, the difference can clearly be seen under the microscope during autopsy.
    A lot of combat-induced PTSD symptoms are actually the result of physical damage to the brain. I don't know if something similar happens with an external blow such as a football player might sustain.
    In any case, any injury to the brain which causes a person to lose consciousness, even briefly, has lasting and probably permanent effects.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Mr. Anon

    Thanks for this comment 387.

    I’m sorry you were sent over there, but appreciate your service. And very sorry to hear about your TBIs–and loss of sharpness. I know I’m dumber–less sharp–than I was when I was younger. But have the compensation of knowing a bit more–less dumb!–about the world, being more realistic. But I’d hate to have had just a whole lot of smarts stolen from me.

    Best of luck soldiering on.

    • Agree: Kylie
  47. @Mike Tre
    Related: Former Seattle Seahawk running back/low IQ thuggish asshole Marshawn Lynch had to be dragged out of a wrecked Mustang after being found passed out at the wheel of it in Vegas.

    https://nypost.com/2022/08/09/marshawn-lynch-arrested-for-dui-in-las-vegas/

    Replies: @Prester John, @Farenheit

    As a Cal grad, I’m trying to figure out what fraternity Marshawn was in based on the his manner of wearing pants…perhaps he took too many shots to the head as well.

  48. “I think the authors of that notable instrument intended to include all men, but they did not intend to declare all men equal in all respects. They did not mean to say all were equal in color, size, intellect, moral developments, or social capacity. They defined with tolerable distinctness in what respects they did consider all men created equal—equal with “certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” This they said, and this they meant.”

    -Abraham Lincoln

    • Thanks: ThreeCranes
  49. @Charon

    “In 2022, how can you possibly think that another human being comes out of the womb with less cognitive ability? It’s just impossible to believe that that can be true,” Jenkins said. “It’s unspeakable.”
     
    Good choice of words there at the end. At the beginning, too, because 2022 is definitely a year when it's just about impossible. Particularly if you want to keep your job.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    These parasites really should go back to using the evil smart Jewish guys.

    Even the–presumably PhD level IQ–evil gentile guys who coughed up the latest “race does not exist” tome just sound dumb.

    When it comes out of the mouths of blacks–or worse black women–its essential vapid stupidity is just left glaringly apparent.

    “Equity as a concept says recognize that everyone has the same capacity, but in order for them to have equal opportunity to reach that capacity, well, we must pay attention to this issue of equity.”

    I’ll give the Stephen J. Gould guys their due. Their lies came in fusillade of verbalist bullshit that overwhelms the critical thinking of even some intelligent people who should know better.

    “Dude, I got a great deal from Steve on this hat! He knows somebody, who knows somebody and he passed the savings right on to me!” Goyishe kops.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @AnotherDad


    These parasites really should go back to using the evil smart Jewish guys.

    I’ll give the Stephen J. Gould guys their due. Their lies came in fusillade of verbalist bullshit that overwhelms the critical thinking of even some intelligent people who should know better.
     
    It wasn't necessarily the case that Gould was smart. It was that he was part of a class of people that would call each other smart to collectively increase the value of their brand. Ethnic nepotism plays a big part in the supposed superiority of Gould's tribe. A lot of them of course ARE smart. The higher average IQ of Ashkenazim is not a myth. But it isn't everything.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @John Johnson, @The Problem with Midway

    , @John Johnson
    @AnotherDad

    Even the–presumably PhD level IQ–evil gentile guys who coughed up the latest “race does not exist” tome just sound dumb.

    What has happened is that diversity over merit has turned on itself in the colleges.

    The departments that (pretend to) study race are naturally against straight White men and talented White looking Jewish men are tossed in the same group. Having a Jew card doesn't mean anything in a state college. In fact the far-left basically views Jewish men as a branch of right-wing Europeans.

    So liberal White women keep out talented straight men and only want men that are completely submissive. Read homos and gamma men that suck up to women. Well they aren't selecting for top-tier deceivers like Gould or Diamond. It isn't just about intelligence. You are keeping out men that are ballsy and willing to take huge risks like Gould cheating the Morton data. You end up with a lot more mediocre re-hashing of existing ideas.

    The left of course believed they could find thousands of Goulds and Diamonds in women of all races but it hasn't happened.

    Just pull an image of a Sociology professor meet-up. The men you will see have the posture of servants.

    Replies: @Luddite in Chief, @Alden

  50. And what’s her excuse anyway? Did Willie Brown conk her on the noggin one too many times?

    Kamala has done a great job of debunking stereotypes, especially the stereotype that all Indian-Americans are smart.

    • Agree: Mike Tre
    • LOL: Prester John, Alden
    • Replies: @John Johnson
    @Hypnotoad666

    I’ll give the Stephen J. Gould guys their due. Their lies came in fusillade of verbalist bullshit that overwhelms the critical thinking of even some intelligent people who should know better.

    Well the non-Jewish professors that promote garbage like Mismeasure or Guns/Germs/Excuses know full well it is Grade A steer manure. It tricks the readers but not actual professors that have spent years in the classroom.

    Professors are well aware of race. They get student athletes in their 101 classes that have been "passed along" since grade school. It's much worse than anyone realizes. It's all a grand circus and the profs see no choice other than to keep passing them.

    It drives them nanners and instead of accepting the truth they turn against White students and especially the men.

    Every White guy I graduated with had a story about some English or Sociology prof doing everything possible to nitpick him. Bitter White women dominate these classes and are extremely resentful about race being real. Talented Whites become their personal punching bags and non-Whites are given a boost (but not Asians).

    It's all a giant fraud and White men are somehow to blame. I would describe most the left-wing profs as nihilists and not idealists. They just want to stick to White men cause FU. No pretenses about making the world more equal.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Hypnotoad666


    Kamala has done a great job of debunking stereotypes, especially the stereotype that all Indian-Americans are smart.
     
    She's an Indian-Jamaican, Hypnotoad. We don't yet have complete stereotypes for them. It's a work in progress.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  51. @Anonymous
    I suffered mTBI twice as the result of IED blasts and consequently lost more than one standard deviation of IQ, so at least that sort of brain injury can result in loss of IQ. I say that sort of brain injury because an explosion does damage to the brain by the pressure wave which passes through the body compressing the thoracic and abdominal blood vessels, creating a powerful volumetric blood surge into the brain, so your brain kind of explodes from the inside out, causing a multitude of small lesions throughout every part of the brain. But a physical blow produces damage from the outside inward creating large lesions near the blow site only. In both cases, the difference can clearly be seen under the microscope during autopsy.
    A lot of combat-induced PTSD symptoms are actually the result of physical damage to the brain. I don't know if something similar happens with an external blow such as a football player might sustain.
    In any case, any injury to the brain which causes a person to lose consciousness, even briefly, has lasting and probably permanent effects.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Mr. Anon

    I am sorry for your loss and that you were put into that situation for no good reason.

    In any case, any injury to the brain which causes a person to lose consciousness, even briefly, has lasting and probably permanent effects.

    I suspect that applies to medical anesthesia as well.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Mr. Anon


    I suspect that applies to medical anesthesia as well.
     
    What would be the mechanism? Does medical amnesia cause brain lesions?

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  52. @AnotherDad
    @Charon

    These parasites really should go back to using the evil smart Jewish guys.

    Even the--presumably PhD level IQ--evil gentile guys who coughed up the latest "race does not exist" tome just sound dumb.

    When it comes out of the mouths of blacks--or worse black women--its essential vapid stupidity is just left glaringly apparent.


    "Equity as a concept says recognize that everyone has the same capacity, but in order for them to have equal opportunity to reach that capacity, well, we must pay attention to this issue of equity."
     
    I'll give the Stephen J. Gould guys their due. Their lies came in fusillade of verbalist bullshit that overwhelms the critical thinking of even some intelligent people who should know better.

    "Dude, I got a great deal from Steve on this hat! He knows somebody, who knows somebody and he passed the savings right on to me!" Goyishe kops.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @John Johnson

    These parasites really should go back to using the evil smart Jewish guys.

    I’ll give the Stephen J. Gould guys their due. Their lies came in fusillade of verbalist bullshit that overwhelms the critical thinking of even some intelligent people who should know better.

    It wasn’t necessarily the case that Gould was smart. It was that he was part of a class of people that would call each other smart to collectively increase the value of their brand. Ethnic nepotism plays a big part in the supposed superiority of Gould’s tribe. A lot of them of course ARE smart. The higher average IQ of Ashkenazim is not a myth. But it isn’t everything.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Mr. Anon


    It wasn’t necessarily the case that Gould was smart. It was that he was part of a class of people that would call each other smart to collectively increase the value of their brand.
     
    True. Just think of how long Freudian psychoanalysis was considered smart.
    , @John Johnson
    @Mr. Anon

    It wasn’t necessarily the case that Gould was smart. It was that he was part of a class of people that would call each other smart to collectively increase the value of their brand. Ethnic nepotism plays a big part in the supposed superiority of Gould’s tribe.

    He was smart and his success has little to do with tribal membership.

    The establishment will pay big bucks to anyone that can write such a masterwork of bulls--t.

    In fact they would rather it be a woman or non-Jewish/non-Asian minority.

    If a Black woman wrote Mismeasure then she would get more media coverage than Emmit Till. There would be Hollywood movies about it.

    The book was exposed as fraud through the Morton data and the establishment still fawns over it. They want the masses to believe and will pay top dollar for that type of race denial propaganda.

    Even conservatives eat that garbage up. I snicker when conservatives mention Guns/Germs. It's been debunked online a thousand times. If you actually read the book he contradicts himself right away by stating that the natives of Papua New Guinea are actually superior to Whites. So there is nothing special or unique about Europeans but the Papans have natural advantages? It contradicts his entire thesis and yet the book is still popular with liberals and egalitarians.

    , @The Problem with Midway
    @Mr. Anon

    After WW2, that same class of people also decided who the best novelists, violinists, and pianists, were. Once popular middlebrow White authors like James Gould Cozzens and John Marquand were ridiculed by the critics and cast out, to be replaced on the NY Times best-seller list by Leon Uris, Herman Wouk, and Norman Mailer. Pianist Van Cliburne only made it into the first rank because he won the Tchaikovsky competition, where the judges were Russian.

  53. @Almost Missouri
    In the world of actual equities, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation stock price has been going through a rough patch lately. They ended their dividend, which briefly improved the share price, but now everything's gone back into the toilet. What's the problem?

    "Teens."

    But wait, doesn't Six Flags cater primarily to the youth market?

    No, I mean, """teeeeeeens.""" Noamisayin?

    The Daily Mail has a story about Six Flags's CEO Selim Bassoul explaining the situation to investors, using only the approved nomenclature. Hey, he may be Lebanese and dyslexic, but the guy knows the modern American euphemism rules.

    Unsurprisingly, the Daily Mail's commenters understand perfectly well what's up. Among the top comments:


    I'd say he did an admirable job of tiptoeing around the real issue.
     

    Let's all contemplate what that one main reason is.
     

    Always the same type
     

    I think we all know what the problem is here.
     

    Which teenagers, could you get more specific?
     

    I'm Canadian. So I do not understand. What was the issue? Canada's Wonderland is become a park for teens, but its not dangerous teens. Just kids having fun.
     

    Replies: @Barnard, @The True Nolan, @Hypnotoad666, @AnotherDad, @AnotherDad

    In the early 2000s their M.O. in the LA park was to profile and throw out the undesirables for “gang signs” and affiliations. That got shut down by a bunch of class action lawsuits due to the predictable disparate impact. I think everyone realized it wasn’t really about gangs.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Hypnotoad666

    Yeah, as diversity worsens, any retail public accommodation business is going to have to find ways be de facto race realist while being de jure compliant. I think the obvious way will be to raise prices or entry requirements to where they are above the means of lower class blacks (even though the ever-ramifying welfare state keeps increasing the means of lower class blacks) while using various "affinity marketing" techniques to put discounts, special invitations, memberships, etc. into the hands of everyone else.

    This is already starting to happen, for example, after San Francisco decriminalized theft below $1000, a store raised the price the everything to $1000 then gave discounts back to the proper prices at the register to proper customers.

    Leftwing Attorneys General (Federal plus blue states) will try clamp down on this with partial success making it into yet another cat-and-mouse game between businesses and regulators.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Luddite in Chief

    , @J.Ross
    @Hypnotoad666

    There's a lot of bar-bistros around Detroit which have extensive, publicly posted "dress codes" which really boil down to this.

  54. Hundreds of Black former NFL players get awards after end of ‘race-norming’

    ‘sharks’ll be earning their cut this weekend.

  55. @Hypnotoad666

    And what’s her excuse anyway? Did Willie Brown conk her on the noggin one too many times?
     
    Kamala has done a great job of debunking stereotypes, especially the stereotype that all Indian-Americans are smart.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Achmed E. Newman

    I’ll give the Stephen J. Gould guys their due. Their lies came in fusillade of verbalist bullshit that overwhelms the critical thinking of even some intelligent people who should know better.

    Well the non-Jewish professors that promote garbage like Mismeasure or Guns/Germs/Excuses know full well it is Grade A steer manure. It tricks the readers but not actual professors that have spent years in the classroom.

    Professors are well aware of race. They get student athletes in their 101 classes that have been “passed along” since grade school. It’s much worse than anyone realizes. It’s all a grand circus and the profs see no choice other than to keep passing them.

    It drives them nanners and instead of accepting the truth they turn against White students and especially the men.

    Every White guy I graduated with had a story about some English or Sociology prof doing everything possible to nitpick him. Bitter White women dominate these classes and are extremely resentful about race being real. Talented Whites become their personal punching bags and non-Whites are given a boost (but not Asians).

    It’s all a giant fraud and White men are somehow to blame. I would describe most the left-wing profs as nihilists and not idealists. They just want to stick to White men cause FU. No pretenses about making the world more equal.

    • Agree: Mark G.
  56. @AnotherDad
    @Charon

    These parasites really should go back to using the evil smart Jewish guys.

    Even the--presumably PhD level IQ--evil gentile guys who coughed up the latest "race does not exist" tome just sound dumb.

    When it comes out of the mouths of blacks--or worse black women--its essential vapid stupidity is just left glaringly apparent.


    "Equity as a concept says recognize that everyone has the same capacity, but in order for them to have equal opportunity to reach that capacity, well, we must pay attention to this issue of equity."
     
    I'll give the Stephen J. Gould guys their due. Their lies came in fusillade of verbalist bullshit that overwhelms the critical thinking of even some intelligent people who should know better.

    "Dude, I got a great deal from Steve on this hat! He knows somebody, who knows somebody and he passed the savings right on to me!" Goyishe kops.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @John Johnson

    Even the–presumably PhD level IQ–evil gentile guys who coughed up the latest “race does not exist” tome just sound dumb.

    What has happened is that diversity over merit has turned on itself in the colleges.

    The departments that (pretend to) study race are naturally against straight White men and talented White looking Jewish men are tossed in the same group. Having a Jew card doesn’t mean anything in a state college. In fact the far-left basically views Jewish men as a branch of right-wing Europeans.

    So liberal White women keep out talented straight men and only want men that are completely submissive. Read homos and gamma men that suck up to women. Well they aren’t selecting for top-tier deceivers like Gould or Diamond. It isn’t just about intelligence. You are keeping out men that are ballsy and willing to take huge risks like Gould cheating the Morton data. You end up with a lot more mediocre re-hashing of existing ideas.

    The left of course believed they could find thousands of Goulds and Diamonds in women of all races but it hasn’t happened.

    Just pull an image of a Sociology professor meet-up. The men you will see have the posture of servants.

    • Replies: @Luddite in Chief
    @John Johnson


    Well they aren’t selecting for top-tier deceivers like Gould or Diamond.
     
    Sorry, is the Diamond you are alluding to Stanley Diamond (d. 1991) or someone else?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    , @Alden
    @John Johnson

    Never fear Men of UNZ. The tide is turning. Vengeance is coming for all those feminazi college parasites. Real natural born men claiming to be women are battering down the walls of affirmative action for women. Soon the feminazis will be replaced by M to F trans critters.

    And a lovely sight they are; a combination of manly big bones and broad shoulders and middle aged womanly chubbiness. Clumping along in their size 15 high heels.

  57. So the NFL will pay them more to do worse on an IQ test? Sounds fair to me. Coaching will be easy.

    Didn’t most of them also take the SAT to get into college?

  58. @Batman
    In this house, we believe science is real . . .

    Woah, woah, woah, bigot. Not that science!

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    In this bath house, we believe,

    Healthcare for MonkeyPox is a human right …

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    @Achmed E. Newman

    In this bath house, we believe,
    Monkeypox Pustules should be worn Shamelessly,
    As a Sign of Gay Pride!


  59. @Hypnotoad666

    And what’s her excuse anyway? Did Willie Brown conk her on the noggin one too many times?
     
    Kamala has done a great job of debunking stereotypes, especially the stereotype that all Indian-Americans are smart.

    Replies: @John Johnson, @Achmed E. Newman

    Kamala has done a great job of debunking stereotypes, especially the stereotype that all Indian-Americans are smart.

    She’s an Indian-Jamaican, Hypnotoad. We don’t yet have complete stereotypes for them. It’s a work in progress.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Achmed E. Newman


    She’s an Indian-Jamaican, Hypnotoad. We don’t yet have complete stereotypes for them. It’s a work in progress.
     
    There is a long history of Indian-Trinidadians and Indian-Guyanans. Extrapolate!
  60. @notsaying
    I saw this earlier today. It is so contrary to the facts that I do not think she actually said what she meant to say. Maybe she meant all people have potential, which at least is true, although of course everyone does not have the potential to do equally well in all things. That is just nonsense.

    As the daughter of two immigrants who seem to worship brain power and used it to get to America, I just cannot believe she thinks people have equal capacity to do all things.

    I have been wondering for awhile now how someone who talks such gobbledegook ever made it and lasted as a prosecutor and got elected as California attorney general? Has anyone gone back and talked to legal colleagues and looked at any trial transcripts? At times this year she has been as bad as Biden and that is saying something. So far I don't think she has misidentified any family members though.

    Replies: @bomag, @JR Ewing, @Bernard, @SteveRogers42, @Reg Cæsar

    As the daughter of two immigrants who seem to worship brain power and used it to get to America, I just cannot believe she thinks people have equal capacity to do all things.

    I’m confused. Are you this daughter, or is she? Or are both of you?

  61. @Almost Missouri
    In the world of actual equities, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation stock price has been going through a rough patch lately. They ended their dividend, which briefly improved the share price, but now everything's gone back into the toilet. What's the problem?

    "Teens."

    But wait, doesn't Six Flags cater primarily to the youth market?

    No, I mean, """teeeeeeens.""" Noamisayin?

    The Daily Mail has a story about Six Flags's CEO Selim Bassoul explaining the situation to investors, using only the approved nomenclature. Hey, he may be Lebanese and dyslexic, but the guy knows the modern American euphemism rules.

    Unsurprisingly, the Daily Mail's commenters understand perfectly well what's up. Among the top comments:


    I'd say he did an admirable job of tiptoeing around the real issue.
     

    Let's all contemplate what that one main reason is.
     

    Always the same type
     

    I think we all know what the problem is here.
     

    Which teenagers, could you get more specific?
     

    I'm Canadian. So I do not understand. What was the issue? Canada's Wonderland is become a park for teens, but its not dangerous teens. Just kids having fun.
     

    Replies: @Barnard, @The True Nolan, @Hypnotoad666, @AnotherDad, @AnotherDad

    In the world of actual equities, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation stock price has been going through a rough patch lately. They ended their dividend, which briefly improved the share price, but now everything’s gone back into the toilet. What’s the problem?

    “Teens.”

    Six flags should simply do DNA screening.

    They could not be screening for race, because that has no biological existence. They would simply be screening for “clusters of traits which indicate potential for troublemaking and violence.”

    • Agree: JR Ewing
    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @AnotherDad


    They could not be screening for race, because that has no biological existence. They would simply be screening for “clusters of traits which indicate potential for troublemaking and violence.”
     
    I suspect we're going to see a lot of this semantic smoke-and-mirrors stuff over the coming years.
    , @Almost Missouri
    @AnotherDad


    Six flags should simply do DNA screening.

    They could not be screening for race, because that has no biological existence.
     
    Haha, that's clever. Too clever (and funny). The devil does not like being mocked, and so will find some way to make make illegal what they previously declared doesn't actually exist. Contradictory? Yes, but so is "The Great Replacement doesn't exist, but also you deserve it!" and that's moving along just fine.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @AnotherDad


    They would simply be screening for “clusters of traits which indicate potential for troublemaking and violence.”
     
    You've nailed the reason for all the hysteria about "racist AI." It uses objective analysis of data to show patterns that aren't permissible to know. Hence "equity" must be inserted into AI systems by pre-programming them to switch into "deliberately stupid" mode whenever being objective gets the wrong result.
  62. @Hypnotoad666
    @Almost Missouri

    In the early 2000s their M.O. in the LA park was to profile and throw out the undesirables for "gang signs" and affiliations. That got shut down by a bunch of class action lawsuits due to the predictable disparate impact. I think everyone realized it wasn't really about gangs.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @J.Ross

    Yeah, as diversity worsens, any retail public accommodation business is going to have to find ways be de facto race realist while being de jure compliant. I think the obvious way will be to raise prices or entry requirements to where they are above the means of lower class blacks (even though the ever-ramifying welfare state keeps increasing the means of lower class blacks) while using various “affinity marketing” techniques to put discounts, special invitations, memberships, etc. into the hands of everyone else.

    This is already starting to happen, for example, after San Francisco decriminalized theft below \$1000, a store raised the price the everything to \$1000 then gave discounts back to the proper prices at the register to proper customers.

    Leftwing Attorneys General (Federal plus blue states) will try clamp down on this with partial success making it into yet another cat-and-mouse game between businesses and regulators.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Almost Missouri


    This is already starting to happen, for example, after San Francisco decriminalized theft below $1000, a store raised the price the everything to $1000 then gave discounts back to the proper prices at the register to proper customers.
     
    2022's version of the 99 cent only store.
    , @Luddite in Chief
    @Almost Missouri


    This is already starting to happen, for example, after San Francisco decriminalized theft below \$1000, a store raised the price the everything to \$1000 then gave discounts back to the proper prices at the register to proper customers.
     
    Were/are the discounted prices explicitly listed on the items?

    I can see an enterprising store owner listing the "regular" price, then glancing at the shoes and watch of the customer to calculate the "discounted" price.

    (It would certainly be an exciting way to shop.)

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  63. @Mr. Anon
    @AnotherDad


    These parasites really should go back to using the evil smart Jewish guys.

    I’ll give the Stephen J. Gould guys their due. Their lies came in fusillade of verbalist bullshit that overwhelms the critical thinking of even some intelligent people who should know better.
     
    It wasn't necessarily the case that Gould was smart. It was that he was part of a class of people that would call each other smart to collectively increase the value of their brand. Ethnic nepotism plays a big part in the supposed superiority of Gould's tribe. A lot of them of course ARE smart. The higher average IQ of Ashkenazim is not a myth. But it isn't everything.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @John Johnson, @The Problem with Midway

    It wasn’t necessarily the case that Gould was smart. It was that he was part of a class of people that would call each other smart to collectively increase the value of their brand.

    True. Just think of how long Freudian psychoanalysis was considered smart.

  64. @AnotherDad
    @Almost Missouri


    In the world of actual equities, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation stock price has been going through a rough patch lately. They ended their dividend, which briefly improved the share price, but now everything’s gone back into the toilet. What’s the problem?

    “Teens.”
     
    Six flags should simply do DNA screening.

    They could not be screening for race, because that has no biological existence. They would simply be screening for "clusters of traits which indicate potential for troublemaking and violence."

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Almost Missouri, @Hypnotoad666

    They could not be screening for race, because that has no biological existence. They would simply be screening for “clusters of traits which indicate potential for troublemaking and violence.”

    I suspect we’re going to see a lot of this semantic smoke-and-mirrors stuff over the coming years.

  65. @AnotherDad
    @Almost Missouri


    In the world of actual equities, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation stock price has been going through a rough patch lately. They ended their dividend, which briefly improved the share price, but now everything’s gone back into the toilet. What’s the problem?

    “Teens.”
     
    Six flags should simply do DNA screening.

    They could not be screening for race, because that has no biological existence. They would simply be screening for "clusters of traits which indicate potential for troublemaking and violence."

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Almost Missouri, @Hypnotoad666

    Six flags should simply do DNA screening.

    They could not be screening for race, because that has no biological existence.

    Haha, that’s clever. Too clever (and funny). The devil does not like being mocked, and so will find some way to make make illegal what they previously declared doesn’t actually exist. Contradictory? Yes, but so is “The Great Replacement doesn’t exist, but also you deserve it!” and that’s moving along just fine.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Almost Missouri

    Haha, that’s clever. Too clever (and funny). The devil does not like being mocked, and so will find some way to make make illegal what they previously declared doesn’t actually exist. Contradictory? Yes, but so is “The Great Replacement doesn’t exist, but also you deserve it!” and that’s moving along just fine.

    'Disparate Impact' will take care of that.

  66. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Batman

    In this bath house, we believe,

    Healthcare for MonkeyPox is a human right ...

    Replies: @Adam Smith

    In this bath house, we believe,
    Monkeypox Pustules should be worn Shamelessly,
    As a Sign of Gay Pride!

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  67. People naturally have different “capacities”. It’s a opium dream of everyone having equal opportunities and equal outcomes.

    Affirmative action vice president, skin color and genitalia were the deciding qualifications.

    Why the D’s didn’t react negatively to the least popular primary candidate becoming the party’s VP candidate at the convention, speaks volumes about missing logic circuits in Democrat brains. Zombie voters looking for brains to consume.

    To be frank, the GOP is no better, thinking that a huckster like Trump can be a savior.

    • Replies: @quewin
    @SaneClownPosse

    It wasn’t the GOP that thought Trump was a savior.

  68. @Mr. Anon

    Kamala Harris:

    "Equity as a concept says recognize that everyone has the same capacity, but in order for them to have equal opportunity to reach that capacity, well, we must pay attention to this issue of equity."
     
    Clearly, this is a stupid concept that is obviously wrong. Nobody should pay any attention to it or to anyone who is selling it.

    Replies: @James Speaks

    Cargo cult rhetoric.

  69. So, equity is the children of the community? Do I have that right?

  70. @EdwardM

    "Equity as a concept says recognize that everyone has the same capacity, but in order for them to have equal opportunity to reach that capacity, well, we must pay attention to this issue of equity."
     
    For the first time I can recall, Kamala uttered a statement that -- faulty as the subordinate clause may be -- is clear and articulate. Normally equity just means redistribution, but her comment tries to present it as something else. Something unidentifiable, perhaps, but at least it's a concept. On the Kamala scale, 9/10.

    Replies: @Luddite in Chief

    Normally equity just means redistribution, but her comment tries to present it as something else. Something unidentifiable, perhaps, but at least it’s a concept.

    I thought the entire point to discussing things was to make them more clear?

    After trying to parse out Harris’ statement a half-dozen times, I still do not know what equity is (and I do not recall playing in the NFL).

    If you say something, and some part of what you said is “unidentifiable,” can it be said you have spoken well? I guess it can if you are a politician. Like Harris.

  71. Kamala’s remarks are pretty much standard Democrat pandering to blacks and to be expected. A bigger problem is that many Republican politicians also pander to blacks. The Democrats pretty much have a lock on the black vote, so it doesn’t win the Republicans many black votes, but this pandering does alienate enough white working-class voters that they decide to stay home on election day.

    An example of this is Trump and his Platinum Plan aimed at blacks in the last election. Trump had won in 2016 largely because he spent time trying to win over working-class whites in places like the Midwestern Rust Belt where I live while Hillary ignored them and even insulted them by calling them things like “deplorables”. Her husband, who is a better politician and actually did get elected, told her she was making a mistake but she ignored him.

    After Trump lost the last election, he put the blame on vote fraud. While there was certainly some of this, Trump’s attempt to put the blame on this was also an attempt to dodge responsibility for a poorly thought-out campaign that spent too much time trying to pander to minorities. Working class whites are the swing vote that decides elections and Republican campaign platforms that appeal solely to minorities, big corporations, Wall Street banks, and the military-industrial complex won’t lead to election wins.

    • Agree: Mr. Anon
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Mark G.

    Yes, ironic. Both Trump and Hillary made the same mistakes in 2020 and 2016 respectively. Both refuse to acknowledge this and instead blame fraud/trickery/conspiracies for their loss. Both have learned nothing and forgotten nothing. Both show no sign that they would do anything differently given a second chance.

  72. @John Johnson
    @AnotherDad

    Even the–presumably PhD level IQ–evil gentile guys who coughed up the latest “race does not exist” tome just sound dumb.

    What has happened is that diversity over merit has turned on itself in the colleges.

    The departments that (pretend to) study race are naturally against straight White men and talented White looking Jewish men are tossed in the same group. Having a Jew card doesn't mean anything in a state college. In fact the far-left basically views Jewish men as a branch of right-wing Europeans.

    So liberal White women keep out talented straight men and only want men that are completely submissive. Read homos and gamma men that suck up to women. Well they aren't selecting for top-tier deceivers like Gould or Diamond. It isn't just about intelligence. You are keeping out men that are ballsy and willing to take huge risks like Gould cheating the Morton data. You end up with a lot more mediocre re-hashing of existing ideas.

    The left of course believed they could find thousands of Goulds and Diamonds in women of all races but it hasn't happened.

    Just pull an image of a Sociology professor meet-up. The men you will see have the posture of servants.

    Replies: @Luddite in Chief, @Alden

    Well they aren’t selecting for top-tier deceivers like Gould or Diamond.

    Sorry, is the Diamond you are alluding to Stanley Diamond (d. 1991) or someone else?

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Luddite in Chief

    Probably Jared.

    Replies: @Luddite in Chief

  73. @prime noticer
    like the 'women in chess' discussion from a couple months ago, the principle remains the same here. there will be more female NFL officials soon than women playing chess in the professional ranks who are good enough at chess to make any money doing it.

    the below average, not good at their job NFL official is paid more than 99% of all chess players. the officials have on field authority over huge, top 0.01% athletes making a million a year or more and get to tell them what to do. the league will go easy on the women, ignoring their amazingly bad calls. and they get to be on national television. more attention for them.

    all attractive things to a few women looking for a career, of which chess offers none.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    I find the compulsion that women have in fucking up anything men have created with/for men to be both infuriating and not surprising. They just can’t leave alone.
    I don’t know any men who insist on fucking around with lace-tatting covens, or whatever is is that women do when they get together.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Bill Jones


    I find the compulsion that women have in fucking up anything men have created with/for men to be both infuriating and not surprising. They just can’t leave alone.
    I don’t know any men who insist on fucking around with lace-tatting covens, or whatever is is that women do when they get together.
     
    Looking for status in all the wrong places.

    Traditionally a woman achieved status by being a desirable mate--good genes, beauty, capability, family connections--marrying well, and producing a passel of children. If her own networking capability or family connections juiced the success--great. Wife of successful man, with big brood to carry on family's success--winning! This was a socially positive channeling of women's status drive. Which is of course why every traditional civilized society had it.

    But under 2nd wave oppression feminism, that isn't winning that's submitting to oppression by the patriarchy or something. The married woman with eight healthy kids is an oppressed baby factory ... even though by any objective standard she's killing it and owning the future.

    What men have to do is produce stuff and create stuff. If men are off doing something, something, something and it is not of particular note, women indeed do not care. They aren't very interested in the world of things, "how things work". But status they do care about.

    When "tech" was guys building computers in their garage women didn't care one wit. When suddenly tech was making guys rich and IT guys were appearing on the cover of magazines--i.e. status!--then feminist grifters started baying about "not enough women in tech".

    Everything else--the sports stuff included--is the same. If it does not have any great status, then men dominating it is of no particular account. But if men are getting $$$, attention, fame, status from doing it then ... women should have our share!!!

    This is obviously a mis-purposed, misdirection of women's natural status drive. Unlike for men, where some of this stuff does improve reproductive success--allows men to attract a quality gal and have a family--most of this does precisely zero, and is often somewhat negative for a woman's reproductive success and even life (her whole life, all the way to the end) happiness.

    Ideologically modern minoritarian feminism is pretty simple:
    -- women are oppressed
    -- men must give us stuff regardless of whether we do anything for them

    Psychologically is mostly boils down to looking for status in all the wrong places.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Clyde
    @Bill Jones


    I find the compulsion that women have in fucking up anything men have created with/for men to be both infuriating and not surprising. They just can’t leave alone.
     
    Like a guided missile his wife was compelled to take the household garbage bag to the town dump that fateful morning in 2013/ Instead of leaving it for the regular rubbish pickup. That trash bag had his laptop hard drive in it. That had his bitcoin password stored. They are currently worth $200 million and buried in the old town dump. That ran its course and is now grassed over.

    Man Threw $300m Bitcoin Hard Disk In Bin: 7 Years On, …
    James Howells from Newport in south Wales claims he mistakenly threw away the hard disk with 7,500 bitcoins on it, according to a report on the BBC. With Bitcoins currently worth around $38,000 ...
     
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/12/13/half-a-billion-in-bitcoin-lost-in-the-dump (very detailed account)

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Anonymous, @Bill Jones

    , @TelfoedJohn
    @Bill Jones

    Ladyfication is the opposite of Gentrification. Everything becomes just a little bit worse. In an office I work in, 50% of conversations that the women have are about various personal issues, while the men just get on with it.

  74. Explain the need for equity between Jews and Palestinians(and Arab-Americans), and I’ll believe her.

  75. @Hypnotoad666
    @Almost Missouri

    In the early 2000s their M.O. in the LA park was to profile and throw out the undesirables for "gang signs" and affiliations. That got shut down by a bunch of class action lawsuits due to the predictable disparate impact. I think everyone realized it wasn't really about gangs.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @J.Ross

    There’s a lot of bar-bistros around Detroit which have extensive, publicly posted “dress codes” which really boil down to this.

  76. @Bill Jones
    @prime noticer

    I find the compulsion that women have in fucking up anything men have created with/for men to be both infuriating and not surprising. They just can't leave alone.
    I don't know any men who insist on fucking around with lace-tatting covens, or whatever is is that women do when they get together.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Clyde, @TelfoedJohn

    I find the compulsion that women have in fucking up anything men have created with/for men to be both infuriating and not surprising. They just can’t leave alone.
    I don’t know any men who insist on fucking around with lace-tatting covens, or whatever is is that women do when they get together.

    Looking for status in all the wrong places.

    Traditionally a woman achieved status by being a desirable mate–good genes, beauty, capability, family connections–marrying well, and producing a passel of children. If her own networking capability or family connections juiced the success–great. Wife of successful man, with big brood to carry on family’s success–winning! This was a socially positive channeling of women’s status drive. Which is of course why every traditional civilized society had it.

    But under 2nd wave oppression feminism, that isn’t winning that’s submitting to oppression by the patriarchy or something. The married woman with eight healthy kids is an oppressed baby factory … even though by any objective standard she’s killing it and owning the future.

    What men have to do is produce stuff and create stuff. If men are off doing something, something, something and it is not of particular note, women indeed do not care. They aren’t very interested in the world of things, “how things work”. But status they do care about.

    When “tech” was guys building computers in their garage women didn’t care one wit. When suddenly tech was making guys rich and IT guys were appearing on the cover of magazines–i.e. status!–then feminist grifters started baying about “not enough women in tech”.

    Everything else–the sports stuff included–is the same. If it does not have any great status, then men dominating it is of no particular account. But if men are getting \$\$\$, attention, fame, status from doing it then … women should have our share!!!

    This is obviously a mis-purposed, misdirection of women’s natural status drive. Unlike for men, where some of this stuff does improve reproductive success–allows men to attract a quality gal and have a family–most of this does precisely zero, and is often somewhat negative for a woman’s reproductive success and even life (her whole life, all the way to the end) happiness.

    Ideologically modern minoritarian feminism is pretty simple:
    — women are oppressed
    — men must give us stuff regardless of whether we do anything for them

    Psychologically is mostly boils down to looking for status in all the wrong places.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @AnotherDad


    Unlike for men, where some of this stuff does improve reproductive success–allows men to attract a quality gal and have a family–most of this does precisely zero, and is often somewhat negative for a woman’s reproductive success and even life (her whole life, all the way to the end) happiness.
     
    How is it negative for life happiness?
  77. @Luddite in Chief
    @John Johnson


    Well they aren’t selecting for top-tier deceivers like Gould or Diamond.
     
    Sorry, is the Diamond you are alluding to Stanley Diamond (d. 1991) or someone else?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    Probably Jared.

    • Replies: @Luddite in Chief
    @Almost Missouri


    Probably Jared.
     
    Ah, thank you. I should have guessed.

    I am not familiar with his books, but my vague impression of them is that they explain away (true) cultural advantages and tell people what they want to hear (false), hence their bestseller status.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @John Johnson

  78. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Hypnotoad666


    Kamala has done a great job of debunking stereotypes, especially the stereotype that all Indian-Americans are smart.
     
    She's an Indian-Jamaican, Hypnotoad. We don't yet have complete stereotypes for them. It's a work in progress.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    She’s an Indian-Jamaican, Hypnotoad. We don’t yet have complete stereotypes for them. It’s a work in progress.

    There is a long history of Indian-Trinidadians and Indian-Guyanans. Extrapolate!

  79. @Almost Missouri
    @Luddite in Chief

    Probably Jared.

    Replies: @Luddite in Chief

    Probably Jared.

    Ah, thank you. I should have guessed.

    I am not familiar with his books, but my vague impression of them is that they explain away (true) cultural advantages and tell people what they want to hear (false), hence their bestseller status.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Luddite in Chief


    I am not familiar with his books, but my vague impression of them is that they explain away (true) cultural advantages and tell people what they want to hear (false), hence their bestseller status.
     
    Diamond's book Guns, Germs, and Steel was an attempt to provide a race-neutral view of human history. As such, it is wrong and it fundamentally fails in explaining why the races on the various continents evolved socially as they did. Still, it is an interesting book. I read it once, and I don't regret having done so.

    Gould on the other hand was a bloviating non-entity. I once tried to read one of his books. It was so poorly written that I eventually just gave up. It was crap. He was a really bad writer. His reputation relied entirely on who he was, not what he did. And certainly not on how he wrote.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @AnotherDad

    , @John Johnson
    @Luddite in Chief

    I am not familiar with his books, but my vague impression of them is that they explain away (true) cultural advantages and tell people what they want to hear (false), hence their bestseller status.

    Almost Missouri is correct. I was referring to Jarred Diamond whose book is basically the follow up bible to Mismeasure of Man.

    His books do indeed tell people and especially liberals what they want to hear. He basically promotes civilization dust where all economic and development inequality between nations is merely by chance. PBS did a special where they just regurgitated everything he said but with pretty pictures and of course stories of Bad Whites holding back the natives.

    His theories run into huge problems with history and take advantage of the fact that the colleges no longer teach students the history of countries like Haiti or Liberia. Too much risk of unwanted independent thought.

    A while back he admitted that he won't debate his own theory and that there are problems with it.

    It really doesn't matter since like Mismeasure it promotes the idea that race doesn't exist and that is why the book sells. No one questions his theories or the implications.

    So because Haiti now has seeds and domesticated animals they should become a first world country any day now. Isn't that right Jarred you lying f--ck.

    Replies: @Alden

  80. “How can you say that anyone comes out of the womb with less cognitive ability?”

    Work in retail for one day. You’ll be saying it from the rooftops.

    • LOL: fish
  81. @Almost Missouri
    @Hypnotoad666

    Yeah, as diversity worsens, any retail public accommodation business is going to have to find ways be de facto race realist while being de jure compliant. I think the obvious way will be to raise prices or entry requirements to where they are above the means of lower class blacks (even though the ever-ramifying welfare state keeps increasing the means of lower class blacks) while using various "affinity marketing" techniques to put discounts, special invitations, memberships, etc. into the hands of everyone else.

    This is already starting to happen, for example, after San Francisco decriminalized theft below $1000, a store raised the price the everything to $1000 then gave discounts back to the proper prices at the register to proper customers.

    Leftwing Attorneys General (Federal plus blue states) will try clamp down on this with partial success making it into yet another cat-and-mouse game between businesses and regulators.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Luddite in Chief

    This is already starting to happen, for example, after San Francisco decriminalized theft below \$1000, a store raised the price the everything to \$1000 then gave discounts back to the proper prices at the register to proper customers.

    2022’s version of the 99 cent only store.

    • LOL: Hibernian
  82. @AnotherDad
    @Almost Missouri


    In the world of actual equities, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation stock price has been going through a rough patch lately. They ended their dividend, which briefly improved the share price, but now everything’s gone back into the toilet. What’s the problem?

    “Teens.”
     
    Six flags should simply do DNA screening.

    They could not be screening for race, because that has no biological existence. They would simply be screening for "clusters of traits which indicate potential for troublemaking and violence."

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Almost Missouri, @Hypnotoad666

    They would simply be screening for “clusters of traits which indicate potential for troublemaking and violence.”

    You’ve nailed the reason for all the hysteria about “racist AI.” It uses objective analysis of data to show patterns that aren’t permissible to know. Hence “equity” must be inserted into AI systems by pre-programming them to switch into “deliberately stupid” mode whenever being objective gets the wrong result.

    • Agree: James Speaks
  83. The NFL disability grift is small potatoes compared to the fake, exaggerated, and spurious claims made by military veterans, especially over the past 30 plus years, and the undisputed leaders in grifting and fraud in military “disability” payouts are blacks, although, sadly, as the moral fiber of this country evaporates year by year it seems, vets of all colors are in on it these days.

    Unlike the NFL, where some people at least talk about it and raise questions, the vet disability scam is the real “Don’t ask; don’t tell.”

  84. Kamala has what Joe has, but in the early stages. Whatever it is, she has some mental impairment. Same for Merrick Garland, but not as bad. On the tube, he sometimes looks half out of it. If you believe what comes from the extreme Covid anti-vaxxers, many millions here have had lost IQ points from the jab. And the more you get, the more you are playing dice with your mental functioning. Your IQ and your emotional functioning. Your impulse control. I added that one. Time will tell.

  85. @Mr. Anon
    @Anonymous

    I am sorry for your loss and that you were put into that situation for no good reason.


    In any case, any injury to the brain which causes a person to lose consciousness, even briefly, has lasting and probably permanent effects.
     
    I suspect that applies to medical anesthesia as well.

    Replies: @Anon

    I suspect that applies to medical anesthesia as well.

    What would be the mechanism? Does medical amnesia cause brain lesions?

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Anon


    What would be the mechanism? Does medical amnesia cause brain lesions?
     
    I don't purport to know the mechanism. But I think it is a real thing.

    A few years ago I had some minor surgery. I was put under for about 30-45 minutes. Over the course of the following year, I noticed that my memory was not what it once was. I eventually traced it to the surgery. This is hardly scientific, but I am not alone in noticing that getting anesthetized leads to some deleterious effects on mental acuity.

    Michael Jackson died from an overdose of Propofol. Perhaps it isn't surprising that so many people wo were put on the vent because of COVID - and were shot up with Propofol for weeks on end - ended up with "Brain Fog".

    Anesthesia is necessary for many medical procedures. But it is not normal. And it may well have lasting effects.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @BB753, @Zero Philosopher

  86. @Bill Jones
    @prime noticer

    I find the compulsion that women have in fucking up anything men have created with/for men to be both infuriating and not surprising. They just can't leave alone.
    I don't know any men who insist on fucking around with lace-tatting covens, or whatever is is that women do when they get together.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Clyde, @TelfoedJohn

    I find the compulsion that women have in fucking up anything men have created with/for men to be both infuriating and not surprising. They just can’t leave alone.

    Like a guided missile his wife was compelled to take the household garbage bag to the town dump that fateful morning in 2013/ Instead of leaving it for the regular rubbish pickup. That trash bag had his laptop hard drive in it. That had his bitcoin password stored. They are currently worth \$200 million and buried in the old town dump. That ran its course and is now grassed over.

    Man Threw \$300m Bitcoin Hard Disk In Bin: 7 Years On, …
    James Howells from Newport in south Wales claims he mistakenly threw away the hard disk with 7,500 bitcoins on it, according to a report on the BBC. With Bitcoins currently worth around \$38,000 …

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/12/13/half-a-billion-in-bitcoin-lost-in-the-dump (very detailed account)

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Clyde

    If I were that man, I wouldn't be publicising this. He's trying to get permission to search the landfill. But I could see some Pakistani sneaking in each night with an army of illegal Chinese or Filipino coolies to burrow through the tons of rubbish till they find the laptop.

    , @Anonymous
    @Clyde

    I know that feel. As a kid I once accidentally shredded an envelope containing cash. It was only about a hundred dollars, but I'm still as sore about it as this guy is over his lost $300 million.

    , @Bill Jones
    @Clyde

    It's part of the system that leads to this.

    https://kevinmyers.ie/2022/08/13/yet-another-innocent-man-is-sacrificed-on-the-feminist-pyre/


    It is difficult to say which is more dreadful: the prosecution and imprisonment of poor Micheal O Leidhin or the utter silence from the mainstream media following his conviction on bogus charges of sexual assault. There has been not a word of sympathy for this unfortunate wretch, whose greatest error was to have consensual sexual relations with a deeply insecure and neurotic woman of the kind we would once have called a Mad Fucking Bitch. The punishment for this blunder has been the utter ruination of his life.
     

    Replies: @Clyde

  87. So servicing on her knees is an acceptable way for obtaining equity?

  88. @Almost Missouri
    @Hypnotoad666

    Yeah, as diversity worsens, any retail public accommodation business is going to have to find ways be de facto race realist while being de jure compliant. I think the obvious way will be to raise prices or entry requirements to where they are above the means of lower class blacks (even though the ever-ramifying welfare state keeps increasing the means of lower class blacks) while using various "affinity marketing" techniques to put discounts, special invitations, memberships, etc. into the hands of everyone else.

    This is already starting to happen, for example, after San Francisco decriminalized theft below $1000, a store raised the price the everything to $1000 then gave discounts back to the proper prices at the register to proper customers.

    Leftwing Attorneys General (Federal plus blue states) will try clamp down on this with partial success making it into yet another cat-and-mouse game between businesses and regulators.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Luddite in Chief

    This is already starting to happen, for example, after San Francisco decriminalized theft below \$1000, a store raised the price the everything to \$1000 then gave discounts back to the proper prices at the register to proper customers.

    Were/are the discounted prices explicitly listed on the items?

    I can see an enterprising store owner listing the “regular” price, then glancing at the shoes and watch of the customer to calculate the “discounted” price.

    (It would certainly be an exciting way to shop.)

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Luddite in Chief

    I imagine they just used those standard "WAS: $xx.xx NOW: $1000" price tags usually used to advertise discounts, but now advertising the reverse, with the customers understanding that the "WAS" price will become the real price again at the register.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

  89. @Bill Jones
    @prime noticer

    I find the compulsion that women have in fucking up anything men have created with/for men to be both infuriating and not surprising. They just can't leave alone.
    I don't know any men who insist on fucking around with lace-tatting covens, or whatever is is that women do when they get together.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @Clyde, @TelfoedJohn

    Ladyfication is the opposite of Gentrification. Everything becomes just a little bit worse. In an office I work in, 50% of conversations that the women have are about various personal issues, while the men just get on with it.

  90. @Mark G.
    Kamala's remarks are pretty much standard Democrat pandering to blacks and to be expected. A bigger problem is that many Republican politicians also pander to blacks. The Democrats pretty much have a lock on the black vote, so it doesn't win the Republicans many black votes, but this pandering does alienate enough white working-class voters that they decide to stay home on election day.

    An example of this is Trump and his Platinum Plan aimed at blacks in the last election. Trump had won in 2016 largely because he spent time trying to win over working-class whites in places like the Midwestern Rust Belt where I live while Hillary ignored them and even insulted them by calling them things like "deplorables". Her husband, who is a better politician and actually did get elected, told her she was making a mistake but she ignored him.

    After Trump lost the last election, he put the blame on vote fraud. While there was certainly some of this, Trump's attempt to put the blame on this was also an attempt to dodge responsibility for a poorly thought-out campaign that spent too much time trying to pander to minorities. Working class whites are the swing vote that decides elections and Republican campaign platforms that appeal solely to minorities, big corporations, Wall Street banks, and the military-industrial complex won't lead to election wins.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Yes, ironic. Both Trump and Hillary made the same mistakes in 2020 and 2016 respectively. Both refuse to acknowledge this and instead blame fraud/trickery/conspiracies for their loss. Both have learned nothing and forgotten nothing. Both show no sign that they would do anything differently given a second chance.

  91. @Clyde
    @Bill Jones


    I find the compulsion that women have in fucking up anything men have created with/for men to be both infuriating and not surprising. They just can’t leave alone.
     
    Like a guided missile his wife was compelled to take the household garbage bag to the town dump that fateful morning in 2013/ Instead of leaving it for the regular rubbish pickup. That trash bag had his laptop hard drive in it. That had his bitcoin password stored. They are currently worth $200 million and buried in the old town dump. That ran its course and is now grassed over.

    Man Threw $300m Bitcoin Hard Disk In Bin: 7 Years On, …
    James Howells from Newport in south Wales claims he mistakenly threw away the hard disk with 7,500 bitcoins on it, according to a report on the BBC. With Bitcoins currently worth around $38,000 ...
     
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/12/13/half-a-billion-in-bitcoin-lost-in-the-dump (very detailed account)

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Anonymous, @Bill Jones

    If I were that man, I wouldn’t be publicising this. He’s trying to get permission to search the landfill. But I could see some Pakistani sneaking in each night with an army of illegal Chinese or Filipino coolies to burrow through the tons of rubbish till they find the laptop.

  92. @Anon
    @Mr. Anon


    I suspect that applies to medical anesthesia as well.
     
    What would be the mechanism? Does medical amnesia cause brain lesions?

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    What would be the mechanism? Does medical amnesia cause brain lesions?

    I don’t purport to know the mechanism. But I think it is a real thing.

    A few years ago I had some minor surgery. I was put under for about 30-45 minutes. Over the course of the following year, I noticed that my memory was not what it once was. I eventually traced it to the surgery. This is hardly scientific, but I am not alone in noticing that getting anesthetized leads to some deleterious effects on mental acuity.

    Michael Jackson died from an overdose of Propofol. Perhaps it isn’t surprising that so many people wo were put on the vent because of COVID – and were shot up with Propofol for weeks on end – ended up with “Brain Fog”.

    Anesthesia is necessary for many medical procedures. But it is not normal. And it may well have lasting effects.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Mr. Anon

    Surgery has been getting less heroic and more minor over the decades, which is a very good thing. For instance, Tom Wolfe's open heart surgery in the early 1990s messed with his head. You can see the point in "A Man in Full" in which his prose style declines after his quintuple bypass. He talked about how it caused him manic-depression: initially, he was manic for awhile after the operation, then he was depressive for a long while.

    It's better than dying of a heart attack, but it's also a good thing that they can do a lot of heart operations these days snaking up from your thigh or armpit rather than cut your chest wide open.

    I was awake throughout both my cataract surgeries and could hear the doctors talking, but I didn't care that they were slicing up my eyeball.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rob McX

    , @BB753
    @Mr. Anon

    "Perhaps it isn’t surprising that so many people wo were put on the vent because of COVID – and were shot up with Propofol for weeks on end – ended up with “Brain Fog”."

    No problem, doctors shamelessly blamed it on covid and continue using propofol and other potentially dangerous drugs.

    , @Zero Philosopher
    @Mr. Anon

    They use ketamine and other NMDA receptor antagonists during anesthesia, which can cause Olney's Lesions and induce neurons to apoptosis(cell suicide). But Olney's lesions have never been observed in Humans, only in mice.

    Most likely, declining memory can be caused by old age. Especially short-term memory. The three biggest factors in memory decline are:

    1. Apolipoprotein E status(with APOE4 fostering cognitive decline while APOE2 protecting from it with the common APOE3 having a neutral effect)

    2. Declining levels of cobalamin(vitamin B12) absorption and utilization with age.

    3. Heavy drinking, by causing excitotoxic damage to dendrites and depleting vitamin B1.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  93. @Clyde
    @Bill Jones


    I find the compulsion that women have in fucking up anything men have created with/for men to be both infuriating and not surprising. They just can’t leave alone.
     
    Like a guided missile his wife was compelled to take the household garbage bag to the town dump that fateful morning in 2013/ Instead of leaving it for the regular rubbish pickup. That trash bag had his laptop hard drive in it. That had his bitcoin password stored. They are currently worth $200 million and buried in the old town dump. That ran its course and is now grassed over.

    Man Threw $300m Bitcoin Hard Disk In Bin: 7 Years On, …
    James Howells from Newport in south Wales claims he mistakenly threw away the hard disk with 7,500 bitcoins on it, according to a report on the BBC. With Bitcoins currently worth around $38,000 ...
     
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/12/13/half-a-billion-in-bitcoin-lost-in-the-dump (very detailed account)

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Anonymous, @Bill Jones

    I know that feel. As a kid I once accidentally shredded an envelope containing cash. It was only about a hundred dollars, but I’m still as sore about it as this guy is over his lost \$300 million.

  94. @Luddite in Chief
    @Almost Missouri


    Probably Jared.
     
    Ah, thank you. I should have guessed.

    I am not familiar with his books, but my vague impression of them is that they explain away (true) cultural advantages and tell people what they want to hear (false), hence their bestseller status.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @John Johnson

    I am not familiar with his books, but my vague impression of them is that they explain away (true) cultural advantages and tell people what they want to hear (false), hence their bestseller status.

    Diamond’s book Guns, Germs, and Steel was an attempt to provide a race-neutral view of human history. As such, it is wrong and it fundamentally fails in explaining why the races on the various continents evolved socially as they did. Still, it is an interesting book. I read it once, and I don’t regret having done so.

    Gould on the other hand was a bloviating non-entity. I once tried to read one of his books. It was so poorly written that I eventually just gave up. It was crap. He was a really bad writer. His reputation relied entirely on who he was, not what he did. And certainly not on how he wrote.

    • Thanks: Hangnail Hans
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Mr. Anon

    Yes, Jared Diamond is, as Walter Sobchak would say, a worthy foe.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Nachum

    , @AnotherDad
    @Mr. Anon


    Diamond’s book Guns, Germs, and Steel was an attempt to provide a race-neutral view of human history. As such, it is wrong and it fundamentally fails in explaining why the races on the various continents evolved socially as they did. Still, it is an interesting book. I read it once, and I don’t regret having done so.
     
    That's my take as well.

    I thought/think Diamond's ideas on a "crop package"--or whatever he calls it--seems correct. You a mix of crops and animals for meat, milk, manure and transport. Evolving that is key.

    His geographic arguments about scale and climatic constraints on spread (East-West vs. North-South) are interesting though not necessarily telling.

    There are some interesting questions, especially about North America. What if there had been horses--horse precursors--here? What if bison was more easily domesticated? I think it would have been very interesting to see what sort of civilization was produced in American in say another three to five thousand years especially if some Indians were about to domesticate bison and use it for meat, milk and a draft animal (as oxen).

    What is utter b.s.--and really stands out reading it--is about the last third of the book (as I remember it) where he serves up a bunch of standard issue liberal Jewish pablum.

    In contrast, my thought was "Ok, this is a reasonable take on why civilization evolved first/best on the Eurasian plain with wheat, cattle, horses, sheep, pigs. Now let's think about what sort of evolution takes place among humans as they do more and more complex civilization."

    Replies: @Alden

  95. @Mr. Anon
    @Anon


    What would be the mechanism? Does medical amnesia cause brain lesions?
     
    I don't purport to know the mechanism. But I think it is a real thing.

    A few years ago I had some minor surgery. I was put under for about 30-45 minutes. Over the course of the following year, I noticed that my memory was not what it once was. I eventually traced it to the surgery. This is hardly scientific, but I am not alone in noticing that getting anesthetized leads to some deleterious effects on mental acuity.

    Michael Jackson died from an overdose of Propofol. Perhaps it isn't surprising that so many people wo were put on the vent because of COVID - and were shot up with Propofol for weeks on end - ended up with "Brain Fog".

    Anesthesia is necessary for many medical procedures. But it is not normal. And it may well have lasting effects.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @BB753, @Zero Philosopher

    Surgery has been getting less heroic and more minor over the decades, which is a very good thing. For instance, Tom Wolfe’s open heart surgery in the early 1990s messed with his head. You can see the point in “A Man in Full” in which his prose style declines after his quintuple bypass. He talked about how it caused him manic-depression: initially, he was manic for awhile after the operation, then he was depressive for a long while.

    It’s better than dying of a heart attack, but it’s also a good thing that they can do a lot of heart operations these days snaking up from your thigh or armpit rather than cut your chest wide open.

    I was awake throughout both my cataract surgeries and could hear the doctors talking, but I didn’t care that they were slicing up my eyeball.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Steve Sailer


    I was awake throughout both my cataract surgeries and could hear the doctors talking, but I didn’t care that they were slicing up my eyeball.
     
    That's good.

    In Britain, they don't knock people out for colonoscopies like they do here. I imagine that is weird - to be wide awake while one gets the alien-anal-probe treatment - but it is probably better for one's long term mental health. In America, they (doctors) want to give you a colonoscopy every 5-10 years and they knock you out for 20-30 minutes every time.

    Every minute you spend in chemically induced coma, whether it is from an injection or gas or both, probably does irreversible damage to your brain. It would be better if surgeons figured out how to do more procedures with local anesthetic rather than general.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    , @Rob McX
    @Steve Sailer

    I've read Bonfire of the Vanities and Wolfe's two subsequent novels, and I didn't notice any deterioration in his prose (although I was more interested in the plots). Anyhow, I think the style in his novels is an improvement on that of his 1960s/70s journalism. That may have looked cool at the time, but it has aged terribly. People probably overlook this because Wolfe chose such interesting subjects to write about.

  96. @Steve Sailer
    @Mr. Anon

    Surgery has been getting less heroic and more minor over the decades, which is a very good thing. For instance, Tom Wolfe's open heart surgery in the early 1990s messed with his head. You can see the point in "A Man in Full" in which his prose style declines after his quintuple bypass. He talked about how it caused him manic-depression: initially, he was manic for awhile after the operation, then he was depressive for a long while.

    It's better than dying of a heart attack, but it's also a good thing that they can do a lot of heart operations these days snaking up from your thigh or armpit rather than cut your chest wide open.

    I was awake throughout both my cataract surgeries and could hear the doctors talking, but I didn't care that they were slicing up my eyeball.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rob McX

    I was awake throughout both my cataract surgeries and could hear the doctors talking, but I didn’t care that they were slicing up my eyeball.

    That’s good.

    In Britain, they don’t knock people out for colonoscopies like they do here. I imagine that is weird – to be wide awake while one gets the alien-anal-probe treatment – but it is probably better for one’s long term mental health. In America, they (doctors) want to give you a colonoscopy every 5-10 years and they knock you out for 20-30 minutes every time.

    Every minute you spend in chemically induced coma, whether it is from an injection or gas or both, probably does irreversible damage to your brain. It would be better if surgeons figured out how to do more procedures with local anesthetic rather than general.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Mr. Anon

    "I imagine that is weird – to be wide awake while one gets the alien-anal-probe treatment – but it is probably better for one’s long term mental health."

    Having been probed from both ends, I can safely say I prefer the gastroscopy, which simply leaves you feeling afterwards as if you'd just been in a fight. The other end is not nice, especially going round the first bend. I'm just glad when I had it that I'd not read about the possibility of puncturing the bowel, or I'd have been even more twitchy.

    But you don't need to be asleep for it - at least you can say "Ow!" when it hurts.

  97. @Mr. Anon
    @Luddite in Chief


    I am not familiar with his books, but my vague impression of them is that they explain away (true) cultural advantages and tell people what they want to hear (false), hence their bestseller status.
     
    Diamond's book Guns, Germs, and Steel was an attempt to provide a race-neutral view of human history. As such, it is wrong and it fundamentally fails in explaining why the races on the various continents evolved socially as they did. Still, it is an interesting book. I read it once, and I don't regret having done so.

    Gould on the other hand was a bloviating non-entity. I once tried to read one of his books. It was so poorly written that I eventually just gave up. It was crap. He was a really bad writer. His reputation relied entirely on who he was, not what he did. And certainly not on how he wrote.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @AnotherDad

    Yes, Jared Diamond is, as Walter Sobchak would say, a worthy foe.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Steve Sailer

    "Adversary", dude.

    /pedantry

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    , @Nachum
    @Steve Sailer

    Adversary, Steve. :-)

  98. @Steve Sailer
    @Mr. Anon

    Surgery has been getting less heroic and more minor over the decades, which is a very good thing. For instance, Tom Wolfe's open heart surgery in the early 1990s messed with his head. You can see the point in "A Man in Full" in which his prose style declines after his quintuple bypass. He talked about how it caused him manic-depression: initially, he was manic for awhile after the operation, then he was depressive for a long while.

    It's better than dying of a heart attack, but it's also a good thing that they can do a lot of heart operations these days snaking up from your thigh or armpit rather than cut your chest wide open.

    I was awake throughout both my cataract surgeries and could hear the doctors talking, but I didn't care that they were slicing up my eyeball.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Rob McX

    I’ve read Bonfire of the Vanities and Wolfe’s two subsequent novels, and I didn’t notice any deterioration in his prose (although I was more interested in the plots). Anyhow, I think the style in his novels is an improvement on that of his 1960s/70s journalism. That may have looked cool at the time, but it has aged terribly. People probably overlook this because Wolfe chose such interesting subjects to write about.

  99. @SaneClownPosse
    People naturally have different "capacities". It's a opium dream of everyone having equal opportunities and equal outcomes.

    Affirmative action vice president, skin color and genitalia were the deciding qualifications.

    Why the D's didn't react negatively to the least popular primary candidate becoming the party's VP candidate at the convention, speaks volumes about missing logic circuits in Democrat brains. Zombie voters looking for brains to consume.

    To be frank, the GOP is no better, thinking that a huckster like Trump can be a savior.

    Replies: @quewin

    It wasn’t the GOP that thought Trump was a savior.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
  100. @Steve Sailer
    @Mr. Anon

    Yes, Jared Diamond is, as Walter Sobchak would say, a worthy foe.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Nachum

    Adversary“, dude.

    /pedantry

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Almost Missouri

    /pedantry

    Not at all. The jewel-like perfection of Walter Sobchak's utterances must be preserved verbatim.

  101. @Luddite in Chief
    @Almost Missouri


    This is already starting to happen, for example, after San Francisco decriminalized theft below \$1000, a store raised the price the everything to \$1000 then gave discounts back to the proper prices at the register to proper customers.
     
    Were/are the discounted prices explicitly listed on the items?

    I can see an enterprising store owner listing the "regular" price, then glancing at the shoes and watch of the customer to calculate the "discounted" price.

    (It would certainly be an exciting way to shop.)

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    I imagine they just used those standard “WAS: \$xx.xx NOW: \$1000” price tags usually used to advertise discounts, but now advertising the reverse, with the customers understanding that the “WAS” price will become the real price again at the register.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Almost Missouri

    Clever ploy, but will the cops show up and arrest the shoplifter or have they concluded it's wasted effort at this point?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  102. @Steve Sailer
    @Mr. Anon

    Yes, Jared Diamond is, as Walter Sobchak would say, a worthy foe.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Nachum

    Adversary, Steve. 🙂

  103. @Almost Missouri
    @Steve Sailer

    "Adversary", dude.

    /pedantry

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    /pedantry

    Not at all. The jewel-like perfection of Walter Sobchak’s utterances must be preserved verbatim.

    • LOL: Almost Missouri
  104. @Almost Missouri
    @Luddite in Chief

    I imagine they just used those standard "WAS: $xx.xx NOW: $1000" price tags usually used to advertise discounts, but now advertising the reverse, with the customers understanding that the "WAS" price will become the real price again at the register.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    Clever ploy, but will the cops show up and arrest the shoplifter or have they concluded it’s wasted effort at this point?

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Harry Baldwin

    Good question.

  105. “Equity as a concept says recognize that everyone has the same capacity, but in order for them to have equal opportunity to reach that capacity, well, we must pay attention to this issue of equity.”

    It’s an extremely garbled and erroneous paraphrase of Amartya Sen’s capabilities approach, as if it had been passed through a circle of kindergarteners in a telephone game (which maybe describes the state of university humanities education today). I think Sen would cringe to see it applied to dubious affirmative-action categories rather than to individuals.

  106. It funny how the Dems have shut up about slavery reparations. A year ago it was their favorite topic of conversation. Now silence.

    • Replies: @ytcarl
    @Anonymous

    "It('s) funny how the Dems have shut up about slavery reparations. A year ago it was their favorite topic of conversation. Now silence."

    Good observation. It has totally dropped from public discourse, from what looked like the next big push.

    I think we know why: Democrats are rapidly losing public support, the midterms are coming up, real economic problems are starting to loom over the horizon.

    But mighty strange that all talk of reparations ended all at once. Makes you wonder if there's not a top-down order to our "free press." It would be interesting to hear what was said behind the doors of the Democratic leadership.

  107. @Almost Missouri
    @AnotherDad


    Six flags should simply do DNA screening.

    They could not be screening for race, because that has no biological existence.
     
    Haha, that's clever. Too clever (and funny). The devil does not like being mocked, and so will find some way to make make illegal what they previously declared doesn't actually exist. Contradictory? Yes, but so is "The Great Replacement doesn't exist, but also you deserve it!" and that's moving along just fine.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    Haha, that’s clever. Too clever (and funny). The devil does not like being mocked, and so will find some way to make make illegal what they previously declared doesn’t actually exist. Contradictory? Yes, but so is “The Great Replacement doesn’t exist, but also you deserve it!” and that’s moving along just fine.

    ‘Disparate Impact’ will take care of that.

  108. @Mr. Anon
    @Steve Sailer


    I was awake throughout both my cataract surgeries and could hear the doctors talking, but I didn’t care that they were slicing up my eyeball.
     
    That's good.

    In Britain, they don't knock people out for colonoscopies like they do here. I imagine that is weird - to be wide awake while one gets the alien-anal-probe treatment - but it is probably better for one's long term mental health. In America, they (doctors) want to give you a colonoscopy every 5-10 years and they knock you out for 20-30 minutes every time.

    Every minute you spend in chemically induced coma, whether it is from an injection or gas or both, probably does irreversible damage to your brain. It would be better if surgeons figured out how to do more procedures with local anesthetic rather than general.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    “I imagine that is weird – to be wide awake while one gets the alien-anal-probe treatment – but it is probably better for one’s long term mental health.”

    Having been probed from both ends, I can safely say I prefer the gastroscopy, which simply leaves you feeling afterwards as if you’d just been in a fight. The other end is not nice, especially going round the first bend. I’m just glad when I had it that I’d not read about the possibility of puncturing the bowel, or I’d have been even more twitchy.

    But you don’t need to be asleep for it – at least you can say “Ow!” when it hurts.

  109. Anonymous[399] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad
    @Bill Jones


    I find the compulsion that women have in fucking up anything men have created with/for men to be both infuriating and not surprising. They just can’t leave alone.
    I don’t know any men who insist on fucking around with lace-tatting covens, or whatever is is that women do when they get together.
     
    Looking for status in all the wrong places.

    Traditionally a woman achieved status by being a desirable mate--good genes, beauty, capability, family connections--marrying well, and producing a passel of children. If her own networking capability or family connections juiced the success--great. Wife of successful man, with big brood to carry on family's success--winning! This was a socially positive channeling of women's status drive. Which is of course why every traditional civilized society had it.

    But under 2nd wave oppression feminism, that isn't winning that's submitting to oppression by the patriarchy or something. The married woman with eight healthy kids is an oppressed baby factory ... even though by any objective standard she's killing it and owning the future.

    What men have to do is produce stuff and create stuff. If men are off doing something, something, something and it is not of particular note, women indeed do not care. They aren't very interested in the world of things, "how things work". But status they do care about.

    When "tech" was guys building computers in their garage women didn't care one wit. When suddenly tech was making guys rich and IT guys were appearing on the cover of magazines--i.e. status!--then feminist grifters started baying about "not enough women in tech".

    Everything else--the sports stuff included--is the same. If it does not have any great status, then men dominating it is of no particular account. But if men are getting $$$, attention, fame, status from doing it then ... women should have our share!!!

    This is obviously a mis-purposed, misdirection of women's natural status drive. Unlike for men, where some of this stuff does improve reproductive success--allows men to attract a quality gal and have a family--most of this does precisely zero, and is often somewhat negative for a woman's reproductive success and even life (her whole life, all the way to the end) happiness.

    Ideologically modern minoritarian feminism is pretty simple:
    -- women are oppressed
    -- men must give us stuff regardless of whether we do anything for them

    Psychologically is mostly boils down to looking for status in all the wrong places.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Unlike for men, where some of this stuff does improve reproductive success–allows men to attract a quality gal and have a family–most of this does precisely zero, and is often somewhat negative for a woman’s reproductive success and even life (her whole life, all the way to the end) happiness.

    How is it negative for life happiness?

  110. @Clyde
    @Bill Jones


    I find the compulsion that women have in fucking up anything men have created with/for men to be both infuriating and not surprising. They just can’t leave alone.
     
    Like a guided missile his wife was compelled to take the household garbage bag to the town dump that fateful morning in 2013/ Instead of leaving it for the regular rubbish pickup. That trash bag had his laptop hard drive in it. That had his bitcoin password stored. They are currently worth $200 million and buried in the old town dump. That ran its course and is now grassed over.

    Man Threw $300m Bitcoin Hard Disk In Bin: 7 Years On, …
    James Howells from Newport in south Wales claims he mistakenly threw away the hard disk with 7,500 bitcoins on it, according to a report on the BBC. With Bitcoins currently worth around $38,000 ...
     
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/12/13/half-a-billion-in-bitcoin-lost-in-the-dump (very detailed account)

    Replies: @Rob McX, @Anonymous, @Bill Jones

    It’s part of the system that leads to this.

    https://kevinmyers.ie/2022/08/13/yet-another-innocent-man-is-sacrificed-on-the-feminist-pyre/

    It is difficult to say which is more dreadful: the prosecution and imprisonment of poor Micheal O Leidhin or the utter silence from the mainstream media following his conviction on bogus charges of sexual assault. There has been not a word of sympathy for this unfortunate wretch, whose greatest error was to have consensual sexual relations with a deeply insecure and neurotic woman of the kind we would once have called a Mad Fucking Bitch. The punishment for this blunder has been the utter ruination of his life.

    • Thanks: Rob McX
    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Bill Jones

    Thanks for the link. I read it. I like how women feel very free to retcon (revise and lie) sexual encounters from years past. Sometimes to sue and cash in.

  111. @Mr. Anon
    @Anon


    What would be the mechanism? Does medical amnesia cause brain lesions?
     
    I don't purport to know the mechanism. But I think it is a real thing.

    A few years ago I had some minor surgery. I was put under for about 30-45 minutes. Over the course of the following year, I noticed that my memory was not what it once was. I eventually traced it to the surgery. This is hardly scientific, but I am not alone in noticing that getting anesthetized leads to some deleterious effects on mental acuity.

    Michael Jackson died from an overdose of Propofol. Perhaps it isn't surprising that so many people wo were put on the vent because of COVID - and were shot up with Propofol for weeks on end - ended up with "Brain Fog".

    Anesthesia is necessary for many medical procedures. But it is not normal. And it may well have lasting effects.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @BB753, @Zero Philosopher

    “Perhaps it isn’t surprising that so many people wo were put on the vent because of COVID – and were shot up with Propofol for weeks on end – ended up with “Brain Fog”.”

    No problem, doctors shamelessly blamed it on covid and continue using propofol and other potentially dangerous drugs.

  112. @Harry Baldwin
    @Almost Missouri

    Clever ploy, but will the cops show up and arrest the shoplifter or have they concluded it's wasted effort at this point?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    Good question.

  113. @Mr. Anon
    @AnotherDad


    These parasites really should go back to using the evil smart Jewish guys.

    I’ll give the Stephen J. Gould guys their due. Their lies came in fusillade of verbalist bullshit that overwhelms the critical thinking of even some intelligent people who should know better.
     
    It wasn't necessarily the case that Gould was smart. It was that he was part of a class of people that would call each other smart to collectively increase the value of their brand. Ethnic nepotism plays a big part in the supposed superiority of Gould's tribe. A lot of them of course ARE smart. The higher average IQ of Ashkenazim is not a myth. But it isn't everything.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @John Johnson, @The Problem with Midway

    It wasn’t necessarily the case that Gould was smart. It was that he was part of a class of people that would call each other smart to collectively increase the value of their brand. Ethnic nepotism plays a big part in the supposed superiority of Gould’s tribe.

    He was smart and his success has little to do with tribal membership.

    The establishment will pay big bucks to anyone that can write such a masterwork of bulls–t.

    In fact they would rather it be a woman or non-Jewish/non-Asian minority.

    If a Black woman wrote Mismeasure then she would get more media coverage than Emmit Till. There would be Hollywood movies about it.

    The book was exposed as fraud through the Morton data and the establishment still fawns over it. They want the masses to believe and will pay top dollar for that type of race denial propaganda.

    Even conservatives eat that garbage up. I snicker when conservatives mention Guns/Germs. It’s been debunked online a thousand times. If you actually read the book he contradicts himself right away by stating that the natives of Papua New Guinea are actually superior to Whites. So there is nothing special or unique about Europeans but the Papans have natural advantages? It contradicts his entire thesis and yet the book is still popular with liberals and egalitarians.

  114. @Mr. Anon
    @AnotherDad


    These parasites really should go back to using the evil smart Jewish guys.

    I’ll give the Stephen J. Gould guys their due. Their lies came in fusillade of verbalist bullshit that overwhelms the critical thinking of even some intelligent people who should know better.
     
    It wasn't necessarily the case that Gould was smart. It was that he was part of a class of people that would call each other smart to collectively increase the value of their brand. Ethnic nepotism plays a big part in the supposed superiority of Gould's tribe. A lot of them of course ARE smart. The higher average IQ of Ashkenazim is not a myth. But it isn't everything.

    Replies: @Rob McX, @John Johnson, @The Problem with Midway

    After WW2, that same class of people also decided who the best novelists, violinists, and pianists, were. Once popular middlebrow White authors like James Gould Cozzens and John Marquand were ridiculed by the critics and cast out, to be replaced on the NY Times best-seller list by Leon Uris, Herman Wouk, and Norman Mailer. Pianist Van Cliburne only made it into the first rank because he won the Tchaikovsky competition, where the judges were Russian.

  115. @Luddite in Chief
    @Almost Missouri


    Probably Jared.
     
    Ah, thank you. I should have guessed.

    I am not familiar with his books, but my vague impression of them is that they explain away (true) cultural advantages and tell people what they want to hear (false), hence their bestseller status.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @John Johnson

    I am not familiar with his books, but my vague impression of them is that they explain away (true) cultural advantages and tell people what they want to hear (false), hence their bestseller status.

    Almost Missouri is correct. I was referring to Jarred Diamond whose book is basically the follow up bible to Mismeasure of Man.

    His books do indeed tell people and especially liberals what they want to hear. He basically promotes civilization dust where all economic and development inequality between nations is merely by chance. PBS did a special where they just regurgitated everything he said but with pretty pictures and of course stories of Bad Whites holding back the natives.

    His theories run into huge problems with history and take advantage of the fact that the colleges no longer teach students the history of countries like Haiti or Liberia. Too much risk of unwanted independent thought.

    A while back he admitted that he won’t debate his own theory and that there are problems with it.

    It really doesn’t matter since like Mismeasure it promotes the idea that race doesn’t exist and that is why the book sells. No one questions his theories or the implications.

    So because Haiti now has seeds and domesticated animals they should become a first world country any day now. Isn’t that right Jarred you lying f–ck.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @John Johnson

    Little known fact about Haiti. In the 1700s Haiti was the wealthiest country in the world. Because of the sugar. A sort of 1700s version of Kuwait Saudi, UAR Oman etc. At the end of the 7 years aka French and Indian war, the territory most coveted by the victorious British was not Canada but sugar rich Haiti.

    Haiti was the major subject of negotiation in the peace talks. The French held firm and kept Haiti. But look at it now.

  116. @MEH 0910
    Steve Sailer Retweeted:
    https://twitter.com/Another_Lab_Rat/status/1558153711343452161
    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34387961/more-black-nfl-retirees-approved-dementia-claims-rescored-tests

    "In 2022, how can you possibly think that another human being comes out of the womb with less cognitive ability? It's just impossible to believe that that can be true," Jenkins said. "It's unspeakable."
     
    Last year:
    https://twitter.com/espncfb/status/1462085097759387661
    https://www.espn.com/video/clip/_/id/32670439

    Replies: @Corvinus

    And Trump had known business dealings with Epstein.

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/08/donald-trump-jeffrey-epstein-falling-out

    In 2002, for instance, the real estate developer told New York, “I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.” Per the New York Times, in 1992, Trump directed Florida businessman George Houraney to organize a “calendar girl” competition at Mar-a-Lago, and after 28 female contestants were procured, revealed that the other guests were just “him and Epstein.” Video footage from that same year shows the two men partying together at the Palm Beach resort with cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins, laughing, chatting, and, in the case of Trump, pawing at women. The friendly relationship continued for more than 10 years after that, with the two men reportedly dining at Epstein’s mansion and attending many of the same dinner parties; according to Epstein’s brother, Mark, Trump would comp Epstein’s mother and aunt at one of his Atlantic City casino hotels and flew on Epstein’s private jet—the one he allegedly used to ferry underage girls to his private island of horrors—“numerous times.” One person who observed both men told the Washington Post that “they were tight” and that, nauseatingly, “they were each other’s wingmen.”

    Ultimately, Epstein and Trump did have a falling-out. According to a new report from the Post, however, it didn’t have anything to do with Epstein’s disturbing behavior with underage women, but, naturally, a real estate deal.

    Listen, Mr. Sailer cannot literally afford to openly offer his own commentary on what has been going with Trump. He would lose his financial shirt. So, he remains cagey on this matter. I get it. It’s cowardly on his part, but he needs to keep his narrative money making machine going.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Corvinus


    Listen, Mr. Sailer cannot literally afford to openly offer his own commentary on what has been going with Trump. He would lose his financial shirt. So, he remains cagey on this matter. I get it. It’s cowardly on his part, but he needs to keep his narrative money making machine going.
     
    Uh, your hot off the presses "what's been going with Trump" that Steve is "cagily" ignoring is an article from three years ago that Trump is a hound?

    They couldn't even put Trump on the plane with Epstein, while the Clintons (even Hillary once, if memory serves) and a long list of characters of the great and the good (especially Jews) had flown on Epstein's Lolita Express. If they had the goods on Trump and Epstein, that would have tried impeaching him for that, as well for Biden's corruption on Ukraine.

    And, seriously, there may have been some little old lady in Goodthink, Iowa who only drove her car to church on Sunday who voted for Trump unaware that he was a hound. But the other 70 million of us knew he was a hound and voted for him because at least he seemed to be less interested in screwing America and Americans than the other guys.

    Troll better.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  117. @Almost Missouri
    In the world of actual equities, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation stock price has been going through a rough patch lately. They ended their dividend, which briefly improved the share price, but now everything's gone back into the toilet. What's the problem?

    "Teens."

    But wait, doesn't Six Flags cater primarily to the youth market?

    No, I mean, """teeeeeeens.""" Noamisayin?

    The Daily Mail has a story about Six Flags's CEO Selim Bassoul explaining the situation to investors, using only the approved nomenclature. Hey, he may be Lebanese and dyslexic, but the guy knows the modern American euphemism rules.

    Unsurprisingly, the Daily Mail's commenters understand perfectly well what's up. Among the top comments:


    I'd say he did an admirable job of tiptoeing around the real issue.
     

    Let's all contemplate what that one main reason is.
     

    Always the same type
     

    I think we all know what the problem is here.
     

    Which teenagers, could you get more specific?
     

    I'm Canadian. So I do not understand. What was the issue? Canada's Wonderland is become a park for teens, but its not dangerous teens. Just kids having fun.
     

    Replies: @Barnard, @The True Nolan, @Hypnotoad666, @AnotherDad, @AnotherDad

    In the world of actual equities, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation stock price has been going through a rough patch lately. They ended their dividend, which briefly improved the share price, but now everything’s gone back into the toilet. What’s the problem?

    “Teens.”

    Almost, thanks for this. I think this Six Flags situation deserves more attention as it highlights the nature of minoritarianism and the core of our crisis.

    1) Nothing of value if preserved without borders.
    Even the most narrative compliant, immigration loving Jewish guy, will be “xenophobic”, “nativist”, “Nazi” when it comes to the borders of his house, his community’s stuff. If you want something to be nice and stay nice it is never “open to all.”

    2) Freedom of association is fundamental.
    Minoritarianism has been an attack upon the right of the majority’s (white gentile’s) fundamental right to associate as they wish and have the communities that they wish with the norms they wish. It is the demand that minorities have an inalienable right to enter and glom onto the majority and their stuff, and that the majority must bend over–alter its norms, or stop enforcing its norms–to accommodate them.

    We need–badly need–political leaders, ideologues and politicians, who a clear and strong in articulating this message:

    We have the right to have communities where we live according to our traditional American white, civilized norms. If other people do not like living with those norms–fine. Then we can form separate communities or a separate nation. But our right to live as we want, with our traditional, civilized norms is fundamental and we insist upon it. We will not give it up.

  118. @Corvinus
    @MEH 0910

    And Trump had known business dealings with Epstein.

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/08/donald-trump-jeffrey-epstein-falling-out


    In 2002, for instance, the real estate developer told New York, “I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.” Per the New York Times, in 1992, Trump directed Florida businessman George Houraney to organize a “calendar girl” competition at Mar-a-Lago, and after 28 female contestants were procured, revealed that the other guests were just “him and Epstein.” Video footage from that same year shows the two men partying together at the Palm Beach resort with cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins, laughing, chatting, and, in the case of Trump, pawing at women. The friendly relationship continued for more than 10 years after that, with the two men reportedly dining at Epstein’s mansion and attending many of the same dinner parties; according to Epstein’s brother, Mark, Trump would comp Epstein’s mother and aunt at one of his Atlantic City casino hotels and flew on Epstein’s private jet—the one he allegedly used to ferry underage girls to his private island of horrors—“numerous times.” One person who observed both men told the Washington Post that “they were tight” and that, nauseatingly, “they were each other’s wingmen.”

    Ultimately, Epstein and Trump did have a falling-out. According to a new report from the Post, however, it didn’t have anything to do with Epstein’s disturbing behavior with underage women, but, naturally, a real estate deal.
     
    Listen, Mr. Sailer cannot literally afford to openly offer his own commentary on what has been going with Trump. He would lose his financial shirt. So, he remains cagey on this matter. I get it. It's cowardly on his part, but he needs to keep his narrative money making machine going.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    Listen, Mr. Sailer cannot literally afford to openly offer his own commentary on what has been going with Trump. He would lose his financial shirt. So, he remains cagey on this matter. I get it. It’s cowardly on his part, but he needs to keep his narrative money making machine going.

    Uh, your hot off the presses “what’s been going with Trump” that Steve is “cagily” ignoring is an article from three years ago that Trump is a hound?

    They couldn’t even put Trump on the plane with Epstein, while the Clintons (even Hillary once, if memory serves) and a long list of characters of the great and the good (especially Jews) had flown on Epstein’s Lolita Express. If they had the goods on Trump and Epstein, that would have tried impeaching him for that, as well for Biden’s corruption on Ukraine.

    And, seriously, there may have been some little old lady in Goodthink, Iowa who only drove her car to church on Sunday who voted for Trump unaware that he was a hound. But the other 70 million of us knew he was a hound and voted for him because at least he seemed to be less interested in screwing America and Americans than the other guys.

    Troll better.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @AnotherDad

    “Uh, your hot off the presses “what’s been going with Trump” that Steve is “cagily” ignoring is an article from three years ago that Trump is a hound?”

    No, fool, it’s that Mr. Sailer states he is a law and order and rule of law type of guy. Trump his entire caterer is

    “They couldn’t even put Trump on the plane with Epstein, while the Clintons (even Hillary once, if memory serves) and a long list of characters of the great and the good (especially Jews) had flown on Epstein’s Lolita Express. If they had the goods on Trump and Epstein, that would have tried impeaching him for that, as well for Biden’s corruption on Ukraine.”

    I get it. You know Trump is a lawbreaker, but he’s a useful one for you and others. Doesn’t put you on the moral high ground, though.

    “But the other 70 million of us knew he was a hound and voted for him because at least he seemed to be less interested in screwing America and Americans than the other guys”

    Lol, he’s been f—— Americans, especially normies, for decades. Again, you and others vortex for him generally because he allegedly is a fly in the “Deep State ointment. But he always has been and always will be for himself.

    Do better next time.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

  119. @AnotherDad
    @Corvinus


    Listen, Mr. Sailer cannot literally afford to openly offer his own commentary on what has been going with Trump. He would lose his financial shirt. So, he remains cagey on this matter. I get it. It’s cowardly on his part, but he needs to keep his narrative money making machine going.
     
    Uh, your hot off the presses "what's been going with Trump" that Steve is "cagily" ignoring is an article from three years ago that Trump is a hound?

    They couldn't even put Trump on the plane with Epstein, while the Clintons (even Hillary once, if memory serves) and a long list of characters of the great and the good (especially Jews) had flown on Epstein's Lolita Express. If they had the goods on Trump and Epstein, that would have tried impeaching him for that, as well for Biden's corruption on Ukraine.

    And, seriously, there may have been some little old lady in Goodthink, Iowa who only drove her car to church on Sunday who voted for Trump unaware that he was a hound. But the other 70 million of us knew he was a hound and voted for him because at least he seemed to be less interested in screwing America and Americans than the other guys.

    Troll better.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “Uh, your hot off the presses “what’s been going with Trump” that Steve is “cagily” ignoring is an article from three years ago that Trump is a hound?”

    No, fool, it’s that Mr. Sailer states he is a law and order and rule of law type of guy. Trump his entire caterer is

    “They couldn’t even put Trump on the plane with Epstein, while the Clintons (even Hillary once, if memory serves) and a long list of characters of the great and the good (especially Jews) had flown on Epstein’s Lolita Express. If they had the goods on Trump and Epstein, that would have tried impeaching him for that, as well for Biden’s corruption on Ukraine.”

    I get it. You know Trump is a lawbreaker, but he’s a useful one for you and others. Doesn’t put you on the moral high ground, though.

    “But the other 70 million of us knew he was a hound and voted for him because at least he seemed to be less interested in screwing America and Americans than the other guys”

    Lol, he’s been f—— Americans, especially normies, for decades. Again, you and others vortex for him generally because he allegedly is a fly in the “Deep State ointment. But he always has been and always will be for himself.

    Do better next time.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Corvinus

    Got it--you've got nothing. You were confused by a three year old article into believing there was some sort of breaking "Trump dirt" and posted your usual "Sailer's in denial of this critical breaking news I just saw on CNN" shtick without realizing your confusion.

    Embarrassing ... but we all make mistakes. Just troll more carefully next time.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  120. @Mr. Anon
    @Luddite in Chief


    I am not familiar with his books, but my vague impression of them is that they explain away (true) cultural advantages and tell people what they want to hear (false), hence their bestseller status.
     
    Diamond's book Guns, Germs, and Steel was an attempt to provide a race-neutral view of human history. As such, it is wrong and it fundamentally fails in explaining why the races on the various continents evolved socially as they did. Still, it is an interesting book. I read it once, and I don't regret having done so.

    Gould on the other hand was a bloviating non-entity. I once tried to read one of his books. It was so poorly written that I eventually just gave up. It was crap. He was a really bad writer. His reputation relied entirely on who he was, not what he did. And certainly not on how he wrote.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @AnotherDad

    Diamond’s book Guns, Germs, and Steel was an attempt to provide a race-neutral view of human history. As such, it is wrong and it fundamentally fails in explaining why the races on the various continents evolved socially as they did. Still, it is an interesting book. I read it once, and I don’t regret having done so.

    That’s my take as well.

    I thought/think Diamond’s ideas on a “crop package”–or whatever he calls it–seems correct. You a mix of crops and animals for meat, milk, manure and transport. Evolving that is key.

    His geographic arguments about scale and climatic constraints on spread (East-West vs. North-South) are interesting though not necessarily telling.

    There are some interesting questions, especially about North America. What if there had been horses–horse precursors–here? What if bison was more easily domesticated? I think it would have been very interesting to see what sort of civilization was produced in American in say another three to five thousand years especially if some Indians were about to domesticate bison and use it for meat, milk and a draft animal (as oxen).

    What is utter b.s.–and really stands out reading it–is about the last third of the book (as I remember it) where he serves up a bunch of standard issue liberal Jewish pablum.

    In contrast, my thought was “Ok, this is a reasonable take on why civilization evolved first/best on the Eurasian plain with wheat, cattle, horses, sheep, pigs. Now let’s think about what sort of evolution takes place among humans as they do more and more complex civilization.”

    • Replies: @Alden
    @AnotherDad

    I skimmed through a couple of Diamond’s books. His information about agriculture machinery equipment and everything is very superficial. He’s ignorant about many things. For instance he wrote about the decline of the Shoshone Indian tribe that lived in what’s now Wyoming. He never mentioned that the Shoshone declined because they were squeezed between Sioux expansion from the east and Nez Pierce expansion from the north and west.

    If Jews are so smart why are they so ignorant? Proof the goyim are truly dumbkopfs is that we believe their propaganda.

  121. @Corvinus
    @AnotherDad

    “Uh, your hot off the presses “what’s been going with Trump” that Steve is “cagily” ignoring is an article from three years ago that Trump is a hound?”

    No, fool, it’s that Mr. Sailer states he is a law and order and rule of law type of guy. Trump his entire caterer is

    “They couldn’t even put Trump on the plane with Epstein, while the Clintons (even Hillary once, if memory serves) and a long list of characters of the great and the good (especially Jews) had flown on Epstein’s Lolita Express. If they had the goods on Trump and Epstein, that would have tried impeaching him for that, as well for Biden’s corruption on Ukraine.”

    I get it. You know Trump is a lawbreaker, but he’s a useful one for you and others. Doesn’t put you on the moral high ground, though.

    “But the other 70 million of us knew he was a hound and voted for him because at least he seemed to be less interested in screwing America and Americans than the other guys”

    Lol, he’s been f—— Americans, especially normies, for decades. Again, you and others vortex for him generally because he allegedly is a fly in the “Deep State ointment. But he always has been and always will be for himself.

    Do better next time.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    Got it–you’ve got nothing. You were confused by a three year old article into believing there was some sort of breaking “Trump dirt” and posted your usual “Sailer’s in denial of this critical breaking news I just saw on CNN” shtick without realizing your confusion.

    Embarrassing … but we all make mistakes. Just troll more carefully next time.

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @AnotherDad

    I don’t know if it’s pathetic or deserving that you continue to be bamboozled.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  122. @prime noticer
    the current system and philosophical thinking remains the same, perhaps even more so as time moves on. anybody can try to sue their way to get the thing they want, if they view themselves as some kind of group with an interest who is being shorted or wronged in some way. it's established US law.

    except for europeans, or at least european men. in that case, even instances of obvious nonsense can never be questioned or remedied via a lawsuit. and official thinking is always that whatever they're complaining about is not happening anyway, and it's good that it is.

    i saw a new female official during a preseason game yesterday, and she was making the usual couple mind blowingly bad calls that they always seem to make. their much lower spatial processing ability seems to be a big factor in how wrong they get about what just happened in 1 or 2 seconds of fast play on the field. something even good men with years of experience can struggle with when events occur at game speed. because of affirmative action, there is no need for the women to ever work their way up to NFL level play - women with no years of experience a lower levels of play are just parachuted into NFL speed action right away, with the expected results.

    now that NFL officials are full time employees being paid 100,000 a year, the appeal of the job to a few jocky women to get in on the action must have gone up.

    Replies: @Alfa158

    I know an NFL referee and that is the pay-range, but I wouldn’t call it a full time job, just full time job pay scale. For a Sunday out of town game he flies to the game city Friday evening, the officials spend Saturday reviewing lessons learned from previous game footage, fly home Sunday night, back to running his real business Monday morning.

  123. @Anonymous
    It funny how the Dems have shut up about slavery reparations. A year ago it was their favorite topic of conversation. Now silence.

    Replies: @ytcarl

    “It(‘s) funny how the Dems have shut up about slavery reparations. A year ago it was their favorite topic of conversation. Now silence.”

    Good observation. It has totally dropped from public discourse, from what looked like the next big push.

    I think we know why: Democrats are rapidly losing public support, the midterms are coming up, real economic problems are starting to loom over the horizon.

    But mighty strange that all talk of reparations ended all at once. Makes you wonder if there’s not a top-down order to our “free press.” It would be interesting to hear what was said behind the doors of the Democratic leadership.

  124. @Bill Jones
    @Clyde

    It's part of the system that leads to this.

    https://kevinmyers.ie/2022/08/13/yet-another-innocent-man-is-sacrificed-on-the-feminist-pyre/


    It is difficult to say which is more dreadful: the prosecution and imprisonment of poor Micheal O Leidhin or the utter silence from the mainstream media following his conviction on bogus charges of sexual assault. There has been not a word of sympathy for this unfortunate wretch, whose greatest error was to have consensual sexual relations with a deeply insecure and neurotic woman of the kind we would once have called a Mad Fucking Bitch. The punishment for this blunder has been the utter ruination of his life.
     

    Replies: @Clyde

    Thanks for the link. I read it. I like how women feel very free to retcon (revise and lie) sexual encounters from years past. Sometimes to sue and cash in.

  125. @AnotherDad
    @Corvinus

    Got it--you've got nothing. You were confused by a three year old article into believing there was some sort of breaking "Trump dirt" and posted your usual "Sailer's in denial of this critical breaking news I just saw on CNN" shtick without realizing your confusion.

    Embarrassing ... but we all make mistakes. Just troll more carefully next time.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    I don’t know if it’s pathetic or deserving that you continue to be bamboozled.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Corvinus


    I don’t know if it’s pathetic or deserving that you continue to be bamboozled.
     
    Bamboozled by what? He said that you were wrong, and you were wrong.

    "Pathetic and bamboozled" pretty accurately describe you, idiot.

  126. @John Johnson
    @AnotherDad

    Even the–presumably PhD level IQ–evil gentile guys who coughed up the latest “race does not exist” tome just sound dumb.

    What has happened is that diversity over merit has turned on itself in the colleges.

    The departments that (pretend to) study race are naturally against straight White men and talented White looking Jewish men are tossed in the same group. Having a Jew card doesn't mean anything in a state college. In fact the far-left basically views Jewish men as a branch of right-wing Europeans.

    So liberal White women keep out talented straight men and only want men that are completely submissive. Read homos and gamma men that suck up to women. Well they aren't selecting for top-tier deceivers like Gould or Diamond. It isn't just about intelligence. You are keeping out men that are ballsy and willing to take huge risks like Gould cheating the Morton data. You end up with a lot more mediocre re-hashing of existing ideas.

    The left of course believed they could find thousands of Goulds and Diamonds in women of all races but it hasn't happened.

    Just pull an image of a Sociology professor meet-up. The men you will see have the posture of servants.

    Replies: @Luddite in Chief, @Alden

    Never fear Men of UNZ. The tide is turning. Vengeance is coming for all those feminazi college parasites. Real natural born men claiming to be women are battering down the walls of affirmative action for women. Soon the feminazis will be replaced by M to F trans critters.

    And a lovely sight they are; a combination of manly big bones and broad shoulders and middle aged womanly chubbiness. Clumping along in their size 15 high heels.

  127. @AnotherDad
    @Mr. Anon


    Diamond’s book Guns, Germs, and Steel was an attempt to provide a race-neutral view of human history. As such, it is wrong and it fundamentally fails in explaining why the races on the various continents evolved socially as they did. Still, it is an interesting book. I read it once, and I don’t regret having done so.
     
    That's my take as well.

    I thought/think Diamond's ideas on a "crop package"--or whatever he calls it--seems correct. You a mix of crops and animals for meat, milk, manure and transport. Evolving that is key.

    His geographic arguments about scale and climatic constraints on spread (East-West vs. North-South) are interesting though not necessarily telling.

    There are some interesting questions, especially about North America. What if there had been horses--horse precursors--here? What if bison was more easily domesticated? I think it would have been very interesting to see what sort of civilization was produced in American in say another three to five thousand years especially if some Indians were about to domesticate bison and use it for meat, milk and a draft animal (as oxen).

    What is utter b.s.--and really stands out reading it--is about the last third of the book (as I remember it) where he serves up a bunch of standard issue liberal Jewish pablum.

    In contrast, my thought was "Ok, this is a reasonable take on why civilization evolved first/best on the Eurasian plain with wheat, cattle, horses, sheep, pigs. Now let's think about what sort of evolution takes place among humans as they do more and more complex civilization."

    Replies: @Alden

    I skimmed through a couple of Diamond’s books. His information about agriculture machinery equipment and everything is very superficial. He’s ignorant about many things. For instance he wrote about the decline of the Shoshone Indian tribe that lived in what’s now Wyoming. He never mentioned that the Shoshone declined because they were squeezed between Sioux expansion from the east and Nez Pierce expansion from the north and west.

    If Jews are so smart why are they so ignorant? Proof the goyim are truly dumbkopfs is that we believe their propaganda.

  128. @John Johnson
    @Luddite in Chief

    I am not familiar with his books, but my vague impression of them is that they explain away (true) cultural advantages and tell people what they want to hear (false), hence their bestseller status.

    Almost Missouri is correct. I was referring to Jarred Diamond whose book is basically the follow up bible to Mismeasure of Man.

    His books do indeed tell people and especially liberals what they want to hear. He basically promotes civilization dust where all economic and development inequality between nations is merely by chance. PBS did a special where they just regurgitated everything he said but with pretty pictures and of course stories of Bad Whites holding back the natives.

    His theories run into huge problems with history and take advantage of the fact that the colleges no longer teach students the history of countries like Haiti or Liberia. Too much risk of unwanted independent thought.

    A while back he admitted that he won't debate his own theory and that there are problems with it.

    It really doesn't matter since like Mismeasure it promotes the idea that race doesn't exist and that is why the book sells. No one questions his theories or the implications.

    So because Haiti now has seeds and domesticated animals they should become a first world country any day now. Isn't that right Jarred you lying f--ck.

    Replies: @Alden

    Little known fact about Haiti. In the 1700s Haiti was the wealthiest country in the world. Because of the sugar. A sort of 1700s version of Kuwait Saudi, UAR Oman etc. At the end of the 7 years aka French and Indian war, the territory most coveted by the victorious British was not Canada but sugar rich Haiti.

    Haiti was the major subject of negotiation in the peace talks. The French held firm and kept Haiti. But look at it now.

  129. @Mr. Anon
    @Anon


    What would be the mechanism? Does medical amnesia cause brain lesions?
     
    I don't purport to know the mechanism. But I think it is a real thing.

    A few years ago I had some minor surgery. I was put under for about 30-45 minutes. Over the course of the following year, I noticed that my memory was not what it once was. I eventually traced it to the surgery. This is hardly scientific, but I am not alone in noticing that getting anesthetized leads to some deleterious effects on mental acuity.

    Michael Jackson died from an overdose of Propofol. Perhaps it isn't surprising that so many people wo were put on the vent because of COVID - and were shot up with Propofol for weeks on end - ended up with "Brain Fog".

    Anesthesia is necessary for many medical procedures. But it is not normal. And it may well have lasting effects.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @BB753, @Zero Philosopher

    They use ketamine and other NMDA receptor antagonists during anesthesia, which can cause Olney’s Lesions and induce neurons to apoptosis(cell suicide). But Olney’s lesions have never been observed in Humans, only in mice.

    Most likely, declining memory can be caused by old age. Especially short-term memory. The three biggest factors in memory decline are:

    1. Apolipoprotein E status(with APOE4 fostering cognitive decline while APOE2 protecting from it with the common APOE3 having a neutral effect)

    2. Declining levels of cobalamin(vitamin B12) absorption and utilization with age.

    3. Heavy drinking, by causing excitotoxic damage to dendrites and depleting vitamin B1.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Zero Philosopher

    Yes, that all may true. None-the-less, I am not the only one to notice a step-change in memory after anesthesia. A lot of people have remarked on it.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  130. @Zero Philosopher
    @Mr. Anon

    They use ketamine and other NMDA receptor antagonists during anesthesia, which can cause Olney's Lesions and induce neurons to apoptosis(cell suicide). But Olney's lesions have never been observed in Humans, only in mice.

    Most likely, declining memory can be caused by old age. Especially short-term memory. The three biggest factors in memory decline are:

    1. Apolipoprotein E status(with APOE4 fostering cognitive decline while APOE2 protecting from it with the common APOE3 having a neutral effect)

    2. Declining levels of cobalamin(vitamin B12) absorption and utilization with age.

    3. Heavy drinking, by causing excitotoxic damage to dendrites and depleting vitamin B1.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Yes, that all may true. None-the-less, I am not the only one to notice a step-change in memory after anesthesia. A lot of people have remarked on it.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Mr. Anon

    Anesthesia is great, but the less the better.

  131. @Corvinus
    @AnotherDad

    I don’t know if it’s pathetic or deserving that you continue to be bamboozled.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    I don’t know if it’s pathetic or deserving that you continue to be bamboozled.

    Bamboozled by what? He said that you were wrong, and you were wrong.

    “Pathetic and bamboozled” pretty accurately describe you, idiot.

  132. @Mr. Anon
    @Zero Philosopher

    Yes, that all may true. None-the-less, I am not the only one to notice a step-change in memory after anesthesia. A lot of people have remarked on it.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Anesthesia is great, but the less the better.

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