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From NME.com:

Lena Dunham is adapting a Syrian refugee story for Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams, and people aren’t happy

Rhian Daly, Oct 29, 2018 10:21 pm

Lena Dunham is set to write the screenplay for a film adaptation of a Syrian refugee story for Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams.

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival

My eyes glazed over about 40% of the way through that book title.

by UN High Commissioner Melissa Fleming tells the true story of Doaa Al-Zamel, who fled Syria in 2011 when civil war broke out. …

Not everyone’s response was so positive, however. Some Twitter users pointed out that hiring a white woman to tell the story of a Syrian refugee was inappropriate. “@lenadunham constantly talks about representation as crucial to enrich storytelling,” wrote journalist Daniel Medina.

“Yet, in practice, she has shown a disregard for actually elevating those voices. Now, she’s been signed on to write a Syrian refugee’s story? Hollywood, was no female Arab writer available?”

They should make Lena Dunham co-write and co-direct with Phoenician-American N.N. Taleb.

It’s interesting that the now omnipresent pejorative “whiteness” may have first swum into my ken in early 2012 involving Lena Dunham’s TV show Girls:

No Sign Yet of “Girls” Whiteness Crisis Abating

The first signs of the mental breakdown in liberal America that became broadly visible in 2013 started to become noticeable in early 2012, probably tied in some way to Obama’s re-election drive.

 
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  1. She’s half Jewish. That’s sort of Middle Eastern, isn’t it?

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    @Flip

    Depends who you ask.
    To Aryan Nations, she's Jewish.
    To folks in B'klyn going Polar-Bear-Hunting, she's white.
    To millennial women, she's some sort of role model.
    To non-millennial women, she's a repellent excuse for a human being.

    Sort of a human Rorschach.

  2. There’s actually two Palestinian female show business types I know of: Jackie Salloum, who directed Slingshot HipHop, and Hunter S. Thomson’s girlfriend Laila Nabulsi, who produced Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and wrote for SNL.

  3. Of course Lena Dunham is not a actually a Becky, she is a Fellow White Girl.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @Lurker


    Of course Lena Dunham is not a actually a Becky, she is a Fellow White Girl.
     
    Becky can't be obese, no?
    , @dr kill
    @Lurker

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaghIdSJKvQ&feature=youtu.be

    Replies: @Lurker

  4. OT:

    In Nature “Look to Africa to advance artificial intelligence”

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07104-7

    There are many obstacles to an AI researcher from Africa making it into the global community. At a 2016 conference in Barcelona, Spain, attended by more than 5,000 people, I was one of fewer than 10 black people. In response, I co-founded Black in AI. It is now a thriving community of more than 1,000 students, researchers and AI enthusiasts ready to share ideas and foster collaboration to increase representation of black people. Despite the support, many of us still have trouble making it to conferences. I have had papers accepted at meetings but been unable to attend because Western countries such as Australia denied me a visa, even though I was already settled and working professionally in Europe.

    We need more efforts to overcome these barriers and to ensure that the benefits of AI arrive globally. Many of the essential ingredients are already in, or coming into place. The human resources are there. Africa is home to the youngest and fastest-growing population on Earth. I am 33 years old, and that makes me older than most of the continent’s inhabitants (the median age in Africa is 19; in the European Union, 43). Enthusiasm is huge. Last year, the Deep Learning Indaba gatherings across Africa hosted 300 students from 23 African countries, and had to turn down more applicants than it could accept.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @415 reasons

    Grant proposal: write an AI system that generates "Nigerian prince unclaimed inheritance" emails, then interacts with follow-up emails until the victim gives away a bank account number and enough identifying information to commence withdrawals.

    Replies: @indocon, @YetAnotherAnon

    , @indocon
    @415 reasons

    In the last episode of that hapless Anthony Bourdain's CNN show, I kid you not a lady states that the native Apache people who live in West Texas were just as qualified as the people who put first man on the moon, and all the morons at that table laughed in agreement. In their hearts of the heart, I have come to believe liberal whites really believe this.

    , @Thirdtwin
    @415 reasons

    "...I have had papers accepted at meetings but been unable to attend because Western countries such as Australia denied me a visa..."

    Whoa, fella...check your smart privilege.

    It's gonna take a lot to keep you away from me,
    You're something that a hundred scrubs or more could never be.
    I love the dregs out of Africa,
    Gonna take some time to get the crime we never had....

    , @kaganovitch
    @415 reasons

    Poor Skynet, foiled again.

    , @obwandiyag
    @415 reasons

    Maybe he's smart, maybe he's not. But he's definitely smarter than any of you fools.

  5. OT

    In Nature “Look to Africa to advance artificial intelligence”

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07104-7

    There are many obstacles to an AI researcher from Africa making it into the global community. At a 2016 conference in Barcelona, Spain, attended by more than 5,000 people, I was one of fewer than 10 black people. In response, I co-founded Black in AI. It is now a thriving community of more than 1,000 students, researchers and AI enthusiasts ready to share ideas and foster collaboration to increase representation of black people. Despite the support, many of us still have trouble making it to conferences. I have had papers accepted at meetings but been unable to attend because Western countries such as Australia denied me a visa, even though I was already settled and working professionally in Europe.

    We need more efforts to overcome these barriers and to ensure that the benefits of AI arrive globally. Many of the essential ingredients are already in, or coming into place. The human resources are there. Africa is home to the youngest and fastest-growing population on Earth. I am 33 years old, and that makes me older than most of the continent’s inhabitants (the median age in Africa is 19; in the European Union, 43). Enthusiasm is huge. Last year, the Deep Learning Indaba gatherings across Africa hosted 300 students from 23 African countries, and had to turn down more applicants than it could accept.

  6. It truly is a “mental breakdown in liberal America”, isn’t it. Amazing how so many people can become so unhinged over the most trivial of expressions. Yet, this stupidity is treated as moral, righteous, and certain – to hell with who gets hurt or destroyed.

  7. was no female Arab writer available?

    Not good enough. Should have specified an Arab Muslim. An Arab Sunni Muslim. An Arab Sunni Muslim from the al-Zamil clan. Just having any Arab female represent you is total appropriation. Also, any script writer who profits from this story is making money on the washed up corpses of the shipwrecked dead. Anyone who writes this script should donate their entire fee to some non-profit.

    But please make sure to get someone really talented, someone who is a really gifted script writer.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @Jack D


    Not good enough. Should have specified an Arab Muslim.
     
    Indeed! Can't have no Lebanese Christian or, worse, Falangist write as a Person of Color in the United States! Those people are white.

    https://thegrio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/sununu-romney-16x9.jpg

    Replies: @Charles Pewitt

    , @Tyrion 2
    @Jack D

    The only story anyone should be able to tell is their own story. Also, all supporting characters have to be doppelgangers for them. Otherwise it is appropriation of another person's personality.

    Tyrion met Tyrion for lunch. The cook, also Tyrion, had prepared Tyrions' favourite...etc.

    Replies: @donut

  8. I supported Obama for President in 2008, and I noticed the insanity kicking into high gear within a week of the inauguration. The Obama chatrooms I was a part of were exhibiting deep hostility to any sort of moderate positions. The masks came off pretty quickly.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Clifford Brown

    As others have pointed out, you will notice that people like Lena Dunham never threaten to move to Mexico.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Reg Cæsar

    , @gate666
    @Clifford Brown

    trump supported hillary in 2008.

    , @ThreeCranes
    @Clifford Brown

    She's got the face and build of a bull dyke prison guard.

  9. Anon[208] • Disclaimer says:

    The number of good script writers, small; the number of good female script writers, smaller; the number of good female script writers with an excellent or native mastery of English, very small; the number of good female script writers with an excellent or native mastery of English and who are also Arab, very very small; the number of good female script writers with an excellent or native mastery of English and who are also Arab and reside in LA or work in the American industry … ; the number of good female script writers with an excellent or native mastery of English and who are also Arab and reside in LA or work in the American industry and are preferably Muslim and not Syrian Christian or Jewish … ; the number of good female script writers with an excellent or native mastery of English and who are also Arab and reside in LA or work in the American industry and are preferably Muslim and not Syrian Christian or Jewish while not also being openly gay which could offend some Muslims, (-1)^2 …

    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Then it will turn out to be the Arab woman screenwriter is somebody who went to Beverly Hills HS with J.J. Abrams' cousin, and her Syrian immigrant grandfather founded the biggest pistachio orchard in Fresno in 1917.

    Replies: @Lot, @Redneck farmer, @Anon, @Clyde

  10. They should make Lena Dunham co-write and co-direct with Phoenician-American N.N. Taleb.

    Neil Sedaka can write the soundtrack. I think Carlos Slim is already sending up the extras.

  11. @415 reasons
    OT:

    In Nature “Look to Africa to advance artificial intelligence”

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07104-7

    There are many obstacles to an AI researcher from Africa making it into the global community. At a 2016 conference in Barcelona, Spain, attended by more than 5,000 people, I was one of fewer than 10 black people. In response, I co-founded Black in AI. It is now a thriving community of more than 1,000 students, researchers and AI enthusiasts ready to share ideas and foster collaboration to increase representation of black people. Despite the support, many of us still have trouble making it to conferences. I have had papers accepted at meetings but been unable to attend because Western countries such as Australia denied me a visa, even though I was already settled and working professionally in Europe.

    We need more efforts to overcome these barriers and to ensure that the benefits of AI arrive globally. Many of the essential ingredients are already in, or coming into place. The human resources are there. Africa is home to the youngest and fastest-growing population on Earth. I am 33 years old, and that makes me older than most of the continent’s inhabitants (the median age in Africa is 19; in the European Union, 43). Enthusiasm is huge. Last year, the Deep Learning Indaba gatherings across Africa hosted 300 students from 23 African countries, and had to turn down more applicants than it could accept.

    Replies: @International Jew, @indocon, @Thirdtwin, @kaganovitch, @obwandiyag

    Grant proposal: write an AI system that generates “Nigerian prince unclaimed inheritance” emails, then interacts with follow-up emails until the victim gives away a bank account number and enough identifying information to commence withdrawals.

    • Replies: @indocon
    @International Jew

    Oh that is too funny.

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @International Jew

    Some of the Nigerian fraudsters are very, very good. I remember one divorced lady social worker who was defrauded by an "engineer on Nigerian oil rigs" and sent a photo of a 40something hunk cuddling a cat under his chin. Marketing genius!

    Then there were the real professionals.

    "Lonely heart woman is duped out of £1.6m by dating site conmen armed with a copy of pick-up artist 'bible' The Game who posed as a wealthy divorced engineer to trick her into handing over money"

    Replies: @International Jew

  12. Anon[208] • Disclaimer says:

    The number of good script writers, small; the number of good female script writers, smaller; the number of good female script writers with an excellent or native mastery of English, very small; the number of good female script writers with an excellent or native mastery of English and who are also Arab, very very small; the number of good female script writers with an excellent or native mastery of English and who are also Arab and reside in LA or work in the American industry … ; the number of good female script writers with an excellent or native mastery of English and who are also Arab and reside in LA or work in the American industry and are preferably Muslim and not Syrian Christian or Jewish … ; the number of good female script writers with an excellent or native mastery of English and who are also Arab and reside in LA or work in the American industry and are preferably Muslim and not Syrian Christian or Jewish while not also being openly gay which could offend some Muslims, (-1)^1/2 …

  13. She forgot to use “redemption” in the title they love redemption , the girls get all tingly .

  14. Lena Dunham: “How are you feeling about the extinction of white men?” Looks like Dunham might be going the way of the dodo herself…

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Pat Rockford


    Looks like Dunham might be going the way of the dodo herself…
     
    If a Japanese whaling ship shows up at the wrong moment. . .
  15. Basically my understanding of the Rules Against Cultural Appropriation is:

    1) non-whites are free to take, borrow, use, or adapt white language, white culture, white dress, white technology, white stories, white history, or anything else, because there is no such thing as race, so these things don’t belong to whites alone.

    2) non-white cultures should be appreciated, embraced, celebrated, and shared in order to celebrate “minorities” and their contributions…unless some idiot somewhere on Twitter and/or the New York Times and/or Teen Vogue decides that it is “cultural appropriation,” in which case suddenly it’s the greatest crime ever.

    Does it strike anyone as kind of ironic that the bitch who yelled right in the face of a college professor just a few years ago was yelling in a language (English) not created by her race, at a school not founded by someone of her race, with professors who were almost certainly not of her race, teaching her knowledge and culture overhwhelmingly not created by people of her race, was daily using technology > 99.9% of which was not created by people of her race…but was pissed about someone wearing a stupid costume?

    • Agree: Federalist
    • Replies: @istevefan
    @Wilkey

    If I recall, the girl you are referring to was a mulatto. So technically she was linked to what you described via her mother.

    Replies: @Wilkey

  16. @Anon
    The number of good script writers, small; the number of good female script writers, smaller; the number of good female script writers with an excellent or native mastery of English, very small; the number of good female script writers with an excellent or native mastery of English and who are also Arab, very very small; the number of good female script writers with an excellent or native mastery of English and who are also Arab and reside in LA or work in the American industry ... ; the number of good female script writers with an excellent or native mastery of English and who are also Arab and reside in LA or work in the American industry and are preferably Muslim and not Syrian Christian or Jewish ... ; the number of good female script writers with an excellent or native mastery of English and who are also Arab and reside in LA or work in the American industry and are preferably Muslim and not Syrian Christian or Jewish while not also being openly gay which could offend some Muslims, (-1)^2 ...

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Then it will turn out to be the Arab woman screenwriter is somebody who went to Beverly Hills HS with J.J. Abrams’ cousin, and her Syrian immigrant grandfather founded the biggest pistachio orchard in Fresno in 1917.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Steve Sailer

    The wealthiest Lebanese Christians in the USA are often of Armenian or Pontic Greek ancestry who settled there in the Ottoman era. They spoke Arabic (and French), but were neither Arab nor Phoenician.

    The little stretch of the Levant has like a dozen different ancient Christian churches.

    , @Redneck farmer
    @Steve Sailer

    I don't know whether to agree or lol!

    , @Anon
    @Steve Sailer


    Then it will turn out to be the Arab woman screenwriter is somebody who went to Beverly Hills HS with J.J. Abrams’ cousin, and her Syrian immigrant grandfather founded the biggest pistachio orchard in Fresno in 1917.
     
    If she's third generation, she's not Syrian. She's Syrian-American. She can write on Syrian-American scripts. By third generation they usually can't even speak the language of their ancestral country, much less know anything reliable about its culture.

    And anyway, immigrants are more "conservative" in culture, freezing it at the point where the first immigrant came. Studying linguistics I learned that the accent spoken in Revolutionary-era England is closer to some current New England accents than to current English accents.
    , @Clyde
    @Steve Sailer

    You know that the Israel-Iran trade in pistachio nuts has been huge for decades. Go to Aldi for low priced and lightly salted.

  17. I’ve actually been meaning to comment that the brouhaha around Girls was the first time I remember a TV show being criticized for being too white, at least in the mainstream press. Salon and Slate have been saying shit like that for years.

    I caught an episode of Girls when it aired after an episode of the first season of True Detective and was surprised that it was funny and not as SJW as I’d been led to believe. I also think Dunham isn’t all that found of black people and that’s definitely reflected in her work. Also, Brian Williams’ daughter Allison was on Girls and I saw her say once that her parents wouldn’t let her watch TV growing up, which is interesting given the NYT article today about Silicon Valley parents not letting their kids use any kind of computer.

    • Agree: Abe
    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @Jean Ralphio


    Also, Brian Williams’ daughter Allison was on Girls and I saw her say once that her parents wouldn’t let her watch TV growing up, which is interesting given the NYT article today about Silicon Valley parents not letting their kids use any kind of computer.
     
    That's not a liberal or Silicon Valley thing. It's a (relatively) high IQ thing. The recommendation from pediatricians is to limit electronic screen (TV, computer, iPad, iPhone, etc.) time for young children to two hours per day at most.

    In my family it is fewer than two hours per week. We have a TV in the master bedroom, in the exercise room/dojo (mainly for reviewing "fight tape"), and in the movie room. We do not have a TV in the living room, family room, or kitchen. We carefully screen what the children watch. They do not have iPads or mobile phones or their own.

    We are actually "moderates" among our friends. Most of them don't have a TV at all (though several do have movie projectors).

    Replies: @415 reasons

    , @Lot
    @Jean Ralphio

    Yeah Girls was hilarious. Whatever her many faults, Dunham is great with self-parody and a good writer.

    Replies: @Jean Ralphio

  18. @Clifford Brown
    I supported Obama for President in 2008, and I noticed the insanity kicking into high gear within a week of the inauguration. The Obama chatrooms I was a part of were exhibiting deep hostility to any sort of moderate positions. The masks came off pretty quickly.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VwQFzWi_Us

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @gate666, @ThreeCranes

    As others have pointed out, you will notice that people like Lena Dunham never threaten to move to Mexico.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @Buzz Mohawk


    As others have pointed out, you will notice that people like Lena Dunham never threaten to move to Mexico.
     
    It's always Canada - the Great White North.

    Replies: @istevefan, @BenKenobi

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Buzz Mohawk


    As others have pointed out, you will notice that people like Lena Dunham never threaten to move to Mexico.
     
    That would be taken as a threat by Mexicans. Not by us.
  19. She lacks gravitas and is too repulsive to be attached to this sort of thing:

    “Lena Dunham announces she’s growing her armpit hair in yet another nude Instagram Story”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6325143/Lena-Dunham-announces-shes-growing-armpit-hair-nude-Instagram-Story.html

  20. How could anyone care who writes this [email protected]?

  21. I was surprised at the number of Syrians that are white. It’s remarkable at how diverse the Arab peoples are. Maybe those Syrians are actually Phoenicians. BTW the first lady of Syria is quite exquisite.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @istevefan


    the first lady of Syria is quite exquisite.
     
    Really? This is your idea of an exquisite female beauty?

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Asma_Al-Assad_in_2008.jpg

    Replies: @Lot, @SporadicMyrmidon, @PiltdownMan, @tyrone, @Reg Cæsar

    , @gate666
    @istevefan

    why do they have low iq?

  22. @Lurker
    Of course Lena Dunham is not a actually a Becky, she is a Fellow White Girl.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @dr kill

    Of course Lena Dunham is not a actually a Becky, she is a Fellow White Girl.

    Becky can’t be obese, no?

  23. @Jack D

    was no female Arab writer available?
     
    Not good enough. Should have specified an Arab Muslim. An Arab Sunni Muslim. An Arab Sunni Muslim from the al-Zamil clan. Just having any Arab female represent you is total appropriation. Also, any script writer who profits from this story is making money on the washed up corpses of the shipwrecked dead. Anyone who writes this script should donate their entire fee to some non-profit.

    But please make sure to get someone really talented, someone who is a really gifted script writer.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Tyrion 2

    Not good enough. Should have specified an Arab Muslim.

    Indeed! Can’t have no Lebanese Christian or, worse, Falangist write as a Person of Color in the United States! Those people are white.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
    @Twinkie

    The Sununu tribe in New Hampshire pushes nation-wrecking mass immigration and multicultural mayhem. Sununu the elder married a nice old stocker American woman and the Sununu clan are nice people, I just can't stand their politics and their connection to the horrible Bush people.

    Sununu's kid will win re-election in his gubernatorial campaign.

    Mitt Romney pushes nation-wrecking mass immigration and multicultural mayhem.

    Mitt Romney is also good buddies with banker whore Judd Gregg, another New Hampshire pol.

    Trump won in New Hampshire by running against the Sununu types and the Romney types and the Gregg types.

    I was at a presidential primary town hall meeting in New Hampshire in 2015 where regular voters were venting out some heavy steam about the feckless GOP pols in New Hampshire and the GOP nationally. Trump won because of the weak antics of people like that Sununu creature and that Romney creature.

    Replies: @Twinkie

  24. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Clifford Brown

    As others have pointed out, you will notice that people like Lena Dunham never threaten to move to Mexico.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Reg Cæsar

    As others have pointed out, you will notice that people like Lena Dunham never threaten to move to Mexico.

    It’s always Canada – the Great White North.

    • Replies: @istevefan
    @Twinkie

    Or New Zealand.

    , @BenKenobi
    @Twinkie

    Only one of those words accurately describes the nation currently calling itself Canada.

  25. @Wilkey
    Basically my understanding of the Rules Against Cultural Appropriation is:

    1) non-whites are free to take, borrow, use, or adapt white language, white culture, white dress, white technology, white stories, white history, or anything else, because there is no such thing as race, so these things don't belong to whites alone.

    2) non-white cultures should be appreciated, embraced, celebrated, and shared in order to celebrate "minorities" and their contributions...unless some idiot somewhere on Twitter and/or the New York Times and/or Teen Vogue decides that it is "cultural appropriation," in which case suddenly it's the greatest crime ever.

    Does it strike anyone as kind of ironic that the bitch who yelled right in the face of a college professor just a few years ago was yelling in a language (English) not created by her race, at a school not founded by someone of her race, with professors who were almost certainly not of her race, teaching her knowledge and culture overhwhelmingly not created by people of her race, was daily using technology > 99.9% of which was not created by people of her race...but was pissed about someone wearing a stupid costume?

    Replies: @istevefan

    If I recall, the girl you are referring to was a mulatto. So technically she was linked to what you described via her mother.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @istevefan

    "If I recall, the girl you are referring to was a mulatto. So technically she was linked to what you described via her mother."

    Ok, cool. So she's only allowed to benefit from and use white culture half the time. She should have left Yale after two years and transferred to Howard, where she should have taken classes all in Swahili or !Khoi-San. And she's only allowed to use her cell phone half the time. The rest of the time if she wants to communicate over long distances she needs to stick with using a bongo drum.

    Replies: @SporadicMyrmidon

  26. @istevefan
    I was surprised at the number of Syrians that are white. It's remarkable at how diverse the Arab peoples are. Maybe those Syrians are actually Phoenicians. BTW the first lady of Syria is quite exquisite.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @gate666

    the first lady of Syria is quite exquisite.

    Really? This is your idea of an exquisite female beauty?

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Twinkie

    She looks like a pale white female version of Assad.

    , @SporadicMyrmidon
    @Twinkie

    This isn't her best photo, for sure, but even here you can see that she is quite well "put together" and she seems quite intelligent.
    I suspect Asma al-Assad is actually one of the underrated players on the world stage today, but this is a forbidden topic of discussion, since she is using her strength to play a woman who is both desirable to men and at the same time conveys an image of maternal goodness, despite being married to a seemingly weaker man who has also knowingly slaughtered many of his own innocent citizens (and this is true no matter what lies have been promulgated about the war in Syria).

    Replies: @Redneck farmer

    , @PiltdownMan
    @Twinkie


    Really? This is your idea of an exquisite female beauty?
     
    Lol!

    There used to be a site called "am I hot or no" (or some such) a couple of decades ago. If it is still around, you could post the picture there and get a crowdsourced opinion.

    Anyway, while we're at it, here's another picture of the dictator's wife.



    https://i.imgur.com/5mLLf2T.jpg

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    , @tyrone
    @Twinkie

    OK ,but she's better than Dunham

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Twinkie


    Really? This is your idea of an exquisite female beauty?
     
    Consider the setting, Syria. At least she doesn't have to be covered up.

    Replies: @Twinkie

  27. @Twinkie
    @Buzz Mohawk


    As others have pointed out, you will notice that people like Lena Dunham never threaten to move to Mexico.
     
    It's always Canada - the Great White North.

    Replies: @istevefan, @BenKenobi

    Or New Zealand.

  28. @Jean Ralphio
    I’ve actually been meaning to comment that the brouhaha around Girls was the first time I remember a TV show being criticized for being too white, at least in the mainstream press. Salon and Slate have been saying shit like that for years.

    I caught an episode of Girls when it aired after an episode of the first season of True Detective and was surprised that it was funny and not as SJW as I’d been led to believe. I also think Dunham isn’t all that found of black people and that’s definitely reflected in her work. Also, Brian Williams’ daughter Allison was on Girls and I saw her say once that her parents wouldn’t let her watch TV growing up, which is interesting given the NYT article today about Silicon Valley parents not letting their kids use any kind of computer.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Lot

    Also, Brian Williams’ daughter Allison was on Girls and I saw her say once that her parents wouldn’t let her watch TV growing up, which is interesting given the NYT article today about Silicon Valley parents not letting their kids use any kind of computer.

    That’s not a liberal or Silicon Valley thing. It’s a (relatively) high IQ thing. The recommendation from pediatricians is to limit electronic screen (TV, computer, iPad, iPhone, etc.) time for young children to two hours per day at most.

    In my family it is fewer than two hours per week. We have a TV in the master bedroom, in the exercise room/dojo (mainly for reviewing “fight tape”), and in the movie room. We do not have a TV in the living room, family room, or kitchen. We carefully screen what the children watch. They do not have iPads or mobile phones or their own.

    We are actually “moderates” among our friends. Most of them don’t have a TV at all (though several do have movie projectors).

    • Replies: @415 reasons
    @Twinkie

    Wow I wonder if you’ll win the screen time prize from St. Peter when you get to the pearly gate.

    I’m with Cochran on this one; the only environmental intervention that’s got a proven significant impact on IQ is getting kicked in the head by a mule. By all means don’t let your kids have a computer if you please, but don’t act like it’s going to make them smarter.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @anonymous coward

  29. @Twinkie
    @Buzz Mohawk


    As others have pointed out, you will notice that people like Lena Dunham never threaten to move to Mexico.
     
    It's always Canada - the Great White North.

    Replies: @istevefan, @BenKenobi

    Only one of those words accurately describes the nation currently calling itself Canada.

  30. @Twinkie
    @istevefan


    the first lady of Syria is quite exquisite.
     
    Really? This is your idea of an exquisite female beauty?

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Asma_Al-Assad_in_2008.jpg

    Replies: @Lot, @SporadicMyrmidon, @PiltdownMan, @tyrone, @Reg Cæsar

    She looks like a pale white female version of Assad.

  31. @Jean Ralphio
    I’ve actually been meaning to comment that the brouhaha around Girls was the first time I remember a TV show being criticized for being too white, at least in the mainstream press. Salon and Slate have been saying shit like that for years.

    I caught an episode of Girls when it aired after an episode of the first season of True Detective and was surprised that it was funny and not as SJW as I’d been led to believe. I also think Dunham isn’t all that found of black people and that’s definitely reflected in her work. Also, Brian Williams’ daughter Allison was on Girls and I saw her say once that her parents wouldn’t let her watch TV growing up, which is interesting given the NYT article today about Silicon Valley parents not letting their kids use any kind of computer.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Lot

    Yeah Girls was hilarious. Whatever her many faults, Dunham is great with self-parody and a good writer.

    • Replies: @Jean Ralphio
    @Lot

    The first few seasons were good. The ironic thing is the guys were the funniest part of the show.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  32. @Twinkie
    @Jean Ralphio


    Also, Brian Williams’ daughter Allison was on Girls and I saw her say once that her parents wouldn’t let her watch TV growing up, which is interesting given the NYT article today about Silicon Valley parents not letting their kids use any kind of computer.
     
    That's not a liberal or Silicon Valley thing. It's a (relatively) high IQ thing. The recommendation from pediatricians is to limit electronic screen (TV, computer, iPad, iPhone, etc.) time for young children to two hours per day at most.

    In my family it is fewer than two hours per week. We have a TV in the master bedroom, in the exercise room/dojo (mainly for reviewing "fight tape"), and in the movie room. We do not have a TV in the living room, family room, or kitchen. We carefully screen what the children watch. They do not have iPads or mobile phones or their own.

    We are actually "moderates" among our friends. Most of them don't have a TV at all (though several do have movie projectors).

    Replies: @415 reasons

    Wow I wonder if you’ll win the screen time prize from St. Peter when you get to the pearly gate.

    I’m with Cochran on this one; the only environmental intervention that’s got a proven significant impact on IQ is getting kicked in the head by a mule. By all means don’t let your kids have a computer if you please, but don’t act like it’s going to make them smarter.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @415 reasons


    I’m with Cochran on this one; the only environmental intervention that’s got a proven significant impact on IQ is getting kicked in the head by a mule. By all means don’t let your kids have a computer if you please, but don’t act like it’s going to make them smarter.
     
    It’s not about making kids smarter so much as control/remove a source of poor values and distraction.

    What I meant by “a high IQ thing” was that that’s what high IQ parents do.

    Replies: @415 reasons

    , @anonymous coward
    @415 reasons

    The thing that differentiates the ruling elite from the plebs is that the elite understand that you need to raise your kids right.

    But do go on, keep congratulating yourself about 'muh genetic IQ' while destroying your mind with literal poison.

  33. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Then it will turn out to be the Arab woman screenwriter is somebody who went to Beverly Hills HS with J.J. Abrams' cousin, and her Syrian immigrant grandfather founded the biggest pistachio orchard in Fresno in 1917.

    Replies: @Lot, @Redneck farmer, @Anon, @Clyde

    The wealthiest Lebanese Christians in the USA are often of Armenian or Pontic Greek ancestry who settled there in the Ottoman era. They spoke Arabic (and French), but were neither Arab nor Phoenician.

    The little stretch of the Levant has like a dozen different ancient Christian churches.

  34. @415 reasons
    OT:

    In Nature “Look to Africa to advance artificial intelligence”

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07104-7

    There are many obstacles to an AI researcher from Africa making it into the global community. At a 2016 conference in Barcelona, Spain, attended by more than 5,000 people, I was one of fewer than 10 black people. In response, I co-founded Black in AI. It is now a thriving community of more than 1,000 students, researchers and AI enthusiasts ready to share ideas and foster collaboration to increase representation of black people. Despite the support, many of us still have trouble making it to conferences. I have had papers accepted at meetings but been unable to attend because Western countries such as Australia denied me a visa, even though I was already settled and working professionally in Europe.

    We need more efforts to overcome these barriers and to ensure that the benefits of AI arrive globally. Many of the essential ingredients are already in, or coming into place. The human resources are there. Africa is home to the youngest and fastest-growing population on Earth. I am 33 years old, and that makes me older than most of the continent’s inhabitants (the median age in Africa is 19; in the European Union, 43). Enthusiasm is huge. Last year, the Deep Learning Indaba gatherings across Africa hosted 300 students from 23 African countries, and had to turn down more applicants than it could accept.

    Replies: @International Jew, @indocon, @Thirdtwin, @kaganovitch, @obwandiyag

    In the last episode of that hapless Anthony Bourdain’s CNN show, I kid you not a lady states that the native Apache people who live in West Texas were just as qualified as the people who put first man on the moon, and all the morons at that table laughed in agreement. In their hearts of the heart, I have come to believe liberal whites really believe this.

  35. @International Jew
    @415 reasons

    Grant proposal: write an AI system that generates "Nigerian prince unclaimed inheritance" emails, then interacts with follow-up emails until the victim gives away a bank account number and enough identifying information to commence withdrawals.

    Replies: @indocon, @YetAnotherAnon

    Oh that is too funny.

  36. Couldn’t they get the dude that wrote “A Gay Girl in Damascus”? I mean, he’s got the skillz…

    • Replies: @Sam Malone
    @SporadicMyrmidon

    "Couldn’t they get the dude that wrote “A Gay Girl in Damascus”?"

    No, he's actually currently working on a screenplay with the guy behind the "Lez Get Real" website, some teen girl coming-of-age-and-realizing-your-gay thing with an anti-Trump angle.

  37. I tried to find some insipid Lena Dunham tweets to mock and, to be honest, they were too nasty to post.

  38. It is racist and sexist to have anyone but a female Syrian refugee write the screenplay. Same with the director.

    Why do American Jews never make movies about the plight of non Jewish refugees to Israel? That recent group of blacks who got bumped back to Africa would make a great movie

    • Replies: @silviosilver
    @TheBoom


    Why do American Jews never make movies about the plight of non Jewish refugees to Israel? That recent group of blacks who got bumped back to Africa would make a great movie.
     
    Because there are no refugees in Israel, only illegal infiltrators.

    Actually, that would be a good subject for a movie too, "The Infiltrator." African refu...infiltrator attempts to pass himself off as an Ethiopian Jew and shacks up with an Israeli girl. Suspicious, sleuthing townsfolk soon out him as a non-Jew. The girl doesn't care because true love, and the two go on the lam. As the authorities are bearing down on them, a crucial twist: it is revealed that the girl herself isn't even Jewish, rather an NGO plant waging lawfare against the Jewish state - the real 'infiltrator' of the film's title.

  39. @Lot
    @Jean Ralphio

    Yeah Girls was hilarious. Whatever her many faults, Dunham is great with self-parody and a good writer.

    Replies: @Jean Ralphio

    The first few seasons were good. The ironic thing is the guys were the funniest part of the show.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Jean Ralphio

    Adam Driver is a star.

  40. @Twinkie
    @istevefan


    the first lady of Syria is quite exquisite.
     
    Really? This is your idea of an exquisite female beauty?

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Asma_Al-Assad_in_2008.jpg

    Replies: @Lot, @SporadicMyrmidon, @PiltdownMan, @tyrone, @Reg Cæsar

    This isn’t her best photo, for sure, but even here you can see that she is quite well “put together” and she seems quite intelligent.
    I suspect Asma al-Assad is actually one of the underrated players on the world stage today, but this is a forbidden topic of discussion, since she is using her strength to play a woman who is both desirable to men and at the same time conveys an image of maternal goodness, despite being married to a seemingly weaker man who has also knowingly slaughtered many of his own innocent citizens (and this is true no matter what lies have been promulgated about the war in Syria).

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @SporadicMyrmidon

    To protect that, I'd be barrel bombing the people trying to kill us too.

    Replies: @Buster Keaton’s Stunt Double

  41. @Jean Ralphio
    @Lot

    The first few seasons were good. The ironic thing is the guys were the funniest part of the show.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Adam Driver is a star.

  42. No word yet on the inspiring story of the state department neocons who sent all those weapons and money to the blood-thirsty salafists who Doaa Al-Zamel hopes win the war.

    • Replies: @ic1000
    @Altai

    Altai, are you a cis Muslim Arab screenwriter of color who uses She/Her as your preferred pronouns? Call my office!

  43. @Twinkie
    @istevefan


    the first lady of Syria is quite exquisite.
     
    Really? This is your idea of an exquisite female beauty?

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Asma_Al-Assad_in_2008.jpg

    Replies: @Lot, @SporadicMyrmidon, @PiltdownMan, @tyrone, @Reg Cæsar

    Really? This is your idea of an exquisite female beauty?

    Lol!

    There used to be a site called “am I hot or no” (or some such) a couple of decades ago. If it is still around, you could post the picture there and get a crowdsourced opinion.

    Anyway, while we’re at it, here’s another picture of the dictator’s wife.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @PiltdownMan

    She's hot in a Soccer Mom way. Kind of like Nancy Travis. But she's no Marlo Thomas ;)

    https://24femmespersecond.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/marlo-thomas-tv-show-photo-72.jpg

  44. Lena Dunham is a woman who could be a great writer if she chooses to be a recluse. And, if she chooses to stay in NYC, she will fail. It’s a choice: GO BE RELEVANT out in the Mid-West, OR STAY in NYC AND BE MALIGNED.
    She is not a great writer, so she will not go “out west.” The $$$$’s are in the East Coast or the West Coast. I hate these women, and I hope they fail because they are just publicity whores….and whores to fashion houses, magazines..boring shit that will tank very soon – no one, no real people, can afford the clothes that NYC and Paris/London/Milan promotes. And, the clothes these past 2 years are so ugly, sooo vomitous, so ridiculously ugly! crayzy ugly! Even the models look like zombies! haha!!! only a dumb-ass would buy this ugly-assed collection this year.

  45. @415 reasons
    @Twinkie

    Wow I wonder if you’ll win the screen time prize from St. Peter when you get to the pearly gate.

    I’m with Cochran on this one; the only environmental intervention that’s got a proven significant impact on IQ is getting kicked in the head by a mule. By all means don’t let your kids have a computer if you please, but don’t act like it’s going to make them smarter.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @anonymous coward

    I’m with Cochran on this one; the only environmental intervention that’s got a proven significant impact on IQ is getting kicked in the head by a mule. By all means don’t let your kids have a computer if you please, but don’t act like it’s going to make them smarter.

    It’s not about making kids smarter so much as control/remove a source of poor values and distraction.

    What I meant by “a high IQ thing” was that that’s what high IQ parents do.

    • Replies: @415 reasons
    @Twinkie

    High IQ parents do a lot of dubious bullshit trying to improve their kids that is mostly pointless. Google RIE parenting. I personally don’t care if people don’t let their kids use a computer but the idea that half an hour a day of singing nursery rhymes with YouTube or watching puppy patrol on a long plane ride is detrimental in any significant way seems far fetched to me.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Anonymous

  46. @Pat Rockford
    Lena Dunham: “How are you feeling about the extinction of white men?” Looks like Dunham might be going the way of the dodo herself…

    Replies: @Lurker

    Looks like Dunham might be going the way of the dodo herself…

    If a Japanese whaling ship shows up at the wrong moment. . .

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
  47. Syrians are white. They are Caucasian. Grow up, both sides.

  48. @Clifford Brown
    I supported Obama for President in 2008, and I noticed the insanity kicking into high gear within a week of the inauguration. The Obama chatrooms I was a part of were exhibiting deep hostility to any sort of moderate positions. The masks came off pretty quickly.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VwQFzWi_Us

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @gate666, @ThreeCranes

    trump supported hillary in 2008.

  49. @istevefan
    I was surprised at the number of Syrians that are white. It's remarkable at how diverse the Arab peoples are. Maybe those Syrians are actually Phoenicians. BTW the first lady of Syria is quite exquisite.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @gate666

    why do they have low iq?

  50. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Then it will turn out to be the Arab woman screenwriter is somebody who went to Beverly Hills HS with J.J. Abrams' cousin, and her Syrian immigrant grandfather founded the biggest pistachio orchard in Fresno in 1917.

    Replies: @Lot, @Redneck farmer, @Anon, @Clyde

    I don’t know whether to agree or lol!

  51. @SporadicMyrmidon
    @Twinkie

    This isn't her best photo, for sure, but even here you can see that she is quite well "put together" and she seems quite intelligent.
    I suspect Asma al-Assad is actually one of the underrated players on the world stage today, but this is a forbidden topic of discussion, since she is using her strength to play a woman who is both desirable to men and at the same time conveys an image of maternal goodness, despite being married to a seemingly weaker man who has also knowingly slaughtered many of his own innocent citizens (and this is true no matter what lies have been promulgated about the war in Syria).

    Replies: @Redneck farmer

    To protect that, I’d be barrel bombing the people trying to kill us too.

    • Replies: @Buster Keaton’s Stunt Double
    @Redneck farmer

    I found this photo quite heartwarming:

    https://66.media.tumblr.com/8098c1dc6ad0622356ec83d31e6709d0/tumblr_p043f8Cqks1v27baxo1_1280.jpg

  52. Anon[759] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Then it will turn out to be the Arab woman screenwriter is somebody who went to Beverly Hills HS with J.J. Abrams' cousin, and her Syrian immigrant grandfather founded the biggest pistachio orchard in Fresno in 1917.

    Replies: @Lot, @Redneck farmer, @Anon, @Clyde

    Then it will turn out to be the Arab woman screenwriter is somebody who went to Beverly Hills HS with J.J. Abrams’ cousin, and her Syrian immigrant grandfather founded the biggest pistachio orchard in Fresno in 1917.

    If she’s third generation, she’s not Syrian. She’s Syrian-American. She can write on Syrian-American scripts. By third generation they usually can’t even speak the language of their ancestral country, much less know anything reliable about its culture.

    And anyway, immigrants are more “conservative” in culture, freezing it at the point where the first immigrant came. Studying linguistics I learned that the accent spoken in Revolutionary-era England is closer to some current New England accents than to current English accents.

  53. “They should make Lena Dunham co-write and co-direct with Phoenician-American N.N. Taleb.”

    They couldn’t handle his brutal honesty.

    How about Phonecian-American Marlo Thomas?

  54. @PiltdownMan
    @Twinkie


    Really? This is your idea of an exquisite female beauty?
     
    Lol!

    There used to be a site called "am I hot or no" (or some such) a couple of decades ago. If it is still around, you could post the picture there and get a crowdsourced opinion.

    Anyway, while we're at it, here's another picture of the dictator's wife.



    https://i.imgur.com/5mLLf2T.jpg

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    She’s hot in a Soccer Mom way. Kind of like Nancy Travis. But she’s no Marlo Thomas 😉

  55. @TheBoom
    It is racist and sexist to have anyone but a female Syrian refugee write the screenplay. Same with the director.

    Why do American Jews never make movies about the plight of non Jewish refugees to Israel? That recent group of blacks who got bumped back to Africa would make a great movie

    Replies: @silviosilver

    Why do American Jews never make movies about the plight of non Jewish refugees to Israel? That recent group of blacks who got bumped back to Africa would make a great movie.

    Because there are no refugees in Israel, only illegal infiltrators.

    Actually, that would be a good subject for a movie too, “The Infiltrator.” African refu…infiltrator attempts to pass himself off as an Ethiopian Jew and shacks up with an Israeli girl. Suspicious, sleuthing townsfolk soon out him as a non-Jew. The girl doesn’t care because true love, and the two go on the lam. As the authorities are bearing down on them, a crucial twist: it is revealed that the girl herself isn’t even Jewish, rather an NGO plant waging lawfare against the Jewish state – the real ‘infiltrator’ of the film’s title.

  56. @Jack D

    was no female Arab writer available?
     
    Not good enough. Should have specified an Arab Muslim. An Arab Sunni Muslim. An Arab Sunni Muslim from the al-Zamil clan. Just having any Arab female represent you is total appropriation. Also, any script writer who profits from this story is making money on the washed up corpses of the shipwrecked dead. Anyone who writes this script should donate their entire fee to some non-profit.

    But please make sure to get someone really talented, someone who is a really gifted script writer.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Tyrion 2

    The only story anyone should be able to tell is their own story. Also, all supporting characters have to be doppelgangers for them. Otherwise it is appropriation of another person’s personality.

    Tyrion met Tyrion for lunch. The cook, also Tyrion, had prepared Tyrions’ favourite…etc.

    • Replies: @donut
    @Tyrion 2

    Like this ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Fuxkinhug

  57. @International Jew
    @415 reasons

    Grant proposal: write an AI system that generates "Nigerian prince unclaimed inheritance" emails, then interacts with follow-up emails until the victim gives away a bank account number and enough identifying information to commence withdrawals.

    Replies: @indocon, @YetAnotherAnon

    Some of the Nigerian fraudsters are very, very good. I remember one divorced lady social worker who was defrauded by an “engineer on Nigerian oil rigs” and sent a photo of a 40something hunk cuddling a cat under his chin. Marketing genius!

    Then there were the real professionals.

    “Lonely heart woman is duped out of £1.6m by dating site conmen armed with a copy of pick-up artist ‘bible’ The Game who posed as a wealthy divorced engineer to trick her into handing over money”

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @YetAnotherAnon

    I hope you're just joking; neither of those sounds all that effective.

    All the fraudster emails I've received have been pathetically dim-witted. Now think about it: those come from the smart people in Nigeria!

    Left to themselves that's all they're capable of. But put smart westerners behind them, and you get the mother of all African scams: the civilization-shattering refugee racket.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @YetAnotherAnon

  58. One of my favorite twitter accounts is @lenadunhamapols (Lena Dunham Apologizes).

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    @Jimi

    The title reminds me of Brian Griffin's novel "Faster Than the Speed of Love"

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

  59. @Altai
    No word yet on the inspiring story of the state department neocons who sent all those weapons and money to the blood-thirsty salafists who Doaa Al-Zamel hopes win the war.

    Replies: @ic1000

    Altai, are you a cis Muslim Arab screenwriter of color who uses She/Her as your preferred pronouns? Call my office!

  60. @Tyrion 2
    @Jack D

    The only story anyone should be able to tell is their own story. Also, all supporting characters have to be doppelgangers for them. Otherwise it is appropriation of another person's personality.

    Tyrion met Tyrion for lunch. The cook, also Tyrion, had prepared Tyrions' favourite...etc.

    Replies: @donut

    Like this ?

  61. @Twinkie
    @istevefan


    the first lady of Syria is quite exquisite.
     
    Really? This is your idea of an exquisite female beauty?

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Asma_Al-Assad_in_2008.jpg

    Replies: @Lot, @SporadicMyrmidon, @PiltdownMan, @tyrone, @Reg Cæsar

    OK ,but she’s better than Dunham

  62. @415 reasons
    OT:

    In Nature “Look to Africa to advance artificial intelligence”

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07104-7

    There are many obstacles to an AI researcher from Africa making it into the global community. At a 2016 conference in Barcelona, Spain, attended by more than 5,000 people, I was one of fewer than 10 black people. In response, I co-founded Black in AI. It is now a thriving community of more than 1,000 students, researchers and AI enthusiasts ready to share ideas and foster collaboration to increase representation of black people. Despite the support, many of us still have trouble making it to conferences. I have had papers accepted at meetings but been unable to attend because Western countries such as Australia denied me a visa, even though I was already settled and working professionally in Europe.

    We need more efforts to overcome these barriers and to ensure that the benefits of AI arrive globally. Many of the essential ingredients are already in, or coming into place. The human resources are there. Africa is home to the youngest and fastest-growing population on Earth. I am 33 years old, and that makes me older than most of the continent’s inhabitants (the median age in Africa is 19; in the European Union, 43). Enthusiasm is huge. Last year, the Deep Learning Indaba gatherings across Africa hosted 300 students from 23 African countries, and had to turn down more applicants than it could accept.

    Replies: @International Jew, @indocon, @Thirdtwin, @kaganovitch, @obwandiyag

    “…I have had papers accepted at meetings but been unable to attend because Western countries such as Australia denied me a visa…”

    Whoa, fella…check your smart privilege.

    It’s gonna take a lot to keep you away from me,
    You’re something that a hundred scrubs or more could never be.
    I love the dregs out of Africa,
    Gonna take some time to get the crime we never had….

  63. @415 reasons
    @Twinkie

    Wow I wonder if you’ll win the screen time prize from St. Peter when you get to the pearly gate.

    I’m with Cochran on this one; the only environmental intervention that’s got a proven significant impact on IQ is getting kicked in the head by a mule. By all means don’t let your kids have a computer if you please, but don’t act like it’s going to make them smarter.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @anonymous coward

    The thing that differentiates the ruling elite from the plebs is that the elite understand that you need to raise your kids right.

    But do go on, keep congratulating yourself about ‘muh genetic IQ’ while destroying your mind with literal poison.

  64. I thought wypipo were asked to take the lead in dismantling that evil white biogt-ree.

  65. “became broadly visible in 2013”

    Duke Lacrosse was the starting gun.

  66. @Clifford Brown
    I supported Obama for President in 2008, and I noticed the insanity kicking into high gear within a week of the inauguration. The Obama chatrooms I was a part of were exhibiting deep hostility to any sort of moderate positions. The masks came off pretty quickly.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VwQFzWi_Us

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @gate666, @ThreeCranes

    She’s got the face and build of a bull dyke prison guard.

  67. @Lurker
    Of course Lena Dunham is not a actually a Becky, she is a Fellow White Girl.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @dr kill

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @dr kill

    Genuine lol!

  68. The idea that even a film’s writer has to ethically match its characters is a new one for me. Next they’ll be race-testing the grips and gaffers.

    Twitter nattering aside, this idea will go exactly nowhere since 70% of screenwriters are from the Tribe.

    But as an experiment, I would still like to see all future movies written by people who have the same diseases and afflictions as the characters. For example, Forrest Gump should have been written by a nice mentally retarded fellow.

  69. @Jimi
    One of my favorite twitter accounts is @lenadunhamapols (Lena Dunham Apologizes).

    https://twitter.com/lenadunhamapols/status/1056997277393281024

    Replies: @BenKenobi

    The title reminds me of Brian Griffin’s novel “Faster Than the Speed of Love”

  70. @istevefan
    @Wilkey

    If I recall, the girl you are referring to was a mulatto. So technically she was linked to what you described via her mother.

    Replies: @Wilkey

    “If I recall, the girl you are referring to was a mulatto. So technically she was linked to what you described via her mother.”

    Ok, cool. So she’s only allowed to benefit from and use white culture half the time. She should have left Yale after two years and transferred to Howard, where she should have taken classes all in Swahili or !Khoi-San. And she’s only allowed to use her cell phone half the time. The rest of the time if she wants to communicate over long distances she needs to stick with using a bongo drum.

    • Replies: @SporadicMyrmidon
    @Wilkey

    For whatever its worth. I recall looking into her, and she was raised by her single white mother, who was some sort of "designer" in the quite wealthy portion of SW Connecticut. I recall that the shrieking girl had some sort of internship at her mother's business. I doubt she could play a bongo any more than Elizabeth Warren could scalp an enemy. (DNA notwithstanding...)

  71. The first signs of the mental breakdown in liberal America that became broadly visible in 2013…

    Here’s another hypothesis for what triggered the Late Obama Age Collapse:

    http://thefederalist.com/2015/11/10/blame-the-mommy-wars-for-the-ongoing-mizzou-insanity/:

    The Mizzou and Yale events are only the most recent in a long series of absurd outrages. My colleague Rob Tracinski rightly places an onus on school administrators and professors; but I wonder if another source also exists, a much more primary source. In short, I wonder if it’s fair to assign some blame to our nation’s mothering crisis.

    [Attachment to their biological mothers from in the womb through the first three years of ex utero life is] one reason why adopted children simply don’t do as well, in aggregate, as children born and raised in their own biological homes, no matter how caring and attentive adoptive parents are (and they generally are extremely so). Starting in the womb, tiny children develop iron-strong biological and psychological attachments to their mothers.

    Children who have less-sustained interactions with their mothers in their early years (and in general) are more likely to be nervous, agitated, and hard to calm down.

    This, of course, bring me to perhaps the most touchy part of my hypothesis. This is the part where Mizzou kids’ emotional problems relate to their mothers’ absence from the home or, at least her emotional absence from her children. If a mother is not available to do all this highly necessary bonding and emotional regulation training, well, her kids lose out, and so do we all. Obviously, the biggest thing in our society detaching mothers and kids is paid work.

    Canada’s recent experience with universal government childcare showed that more women entered the workforce after it was enacted, such that 75 percent of children ages 1 through 4 were in non-parental care. While researchers found this did not seem to damage kids’ academics, it drastically damaged their behavior…

    On the other hand, I don’t know if this would explain the breakdown happening specifically in 2013 though.

  72. @415 reasons
    OT:

    In Nature “Look to Africa to advance artificial intelligence”

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07104-7

    There are many obstacles to an AI researcher from Africa making it into the global community. At a 2016 conference in Barcelona, Spain, attended by more than 5,000 people, I was one of fewer than 10 black people. In response, I co-founded Black in AI. It is now a thriving community of more than 1,000 students, researchers and AI enthusiasts ready to share ideas and foster collaboration to increase representation of black people. Despite the support, many of us still have trouble making it to conferences. I have had papers accepted at meetings but been unable to attend because Western countries such as Australia denied me a visa, even though I was already settled and working professionally in Europe.

    We need more efforts to overcome these barriers and to ensure that the benefits of AI arrive globally. Many of the essential ingredients are already in, or coming into place. The human resources are there. Africa is home to the youngest and fastest-growing population on Earth. I am 33 years old, and that makes me older than most of the continent’s inhabitants (the median age in Africa is 19; in the European Union, 43). Enthusiasm is huge. Last year, the Deep Learning Indaba gatherings across Africa hosted 300 students from 23 African countries, and had to turn down more applicants than it could accept.

    Replies: @International Jew, @indocon, @Thirdtwin, @kaganovitch, @obwandiyag

    Poor Skynet, foiled again.

  73. @YetAnotherAnon
    @International Jew

    Some of the Nigerian fraudsters are very, very good. I remember one divorced lady social worker who was defrauded by an "engineer on Nigerian oil rigs" and sent a photo of a 40something hunk cuddling a cat under his chin. Marketing genius!

    Then there were the real professionals.

    "Lonely heart woman is duped out of £1.6m by dating site conmen armed with a copy of pick-up artist 'bible' The Game who posed as a wealthy divorced engineer to trick her into handing over money"

    Replies: @International Jew

    I hope you’re just joking; neither of those sounds all that effective.

    All the fraudster emails I’ve received have been pathetically dim-witted. Now think about it: those come from the smart people in Nigeria!

    Left to themselves that’s all they’re capable of. But put smart westerners behind them, and you get the mother of all African scams: the civilization-shattering refugee racket.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @International Jew

    I got taken once, and it wasn't because they were persuasive (once I looked at them properly, they were screamingly fake) -- it was because I was trying to do twelve different things at the moment they struck and I failed to pay proper attention. Writing an email costs you nothing and suffers no natural limit, and you only need to get lucky once. It's kind of like an opposite or a cousin to gambling.

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @International Jew

    "neither of those sounds all that effective"

    But do you belong to the target demographic of 40+ divorced women at whom this stuff is aimed?

    https://blog.avast.com/2016/02/10/online-dating-scams-target-divorced-middle-aged-women/

    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/romance-scams-online-fbi-facebook_us_59414c67e4b0d318548666f9


    "According to FBI data, 82 percent of romance scam victims are women and women over 50 are defrauded out of the most money.

    Using fake profiles on online dating sites and social networks, including Facebook, scammers troll for the lonely and the vulnerable. They promise love and marriage and build what feels like a very real relationship to the victim.

    A Federal Trade Commission study published in 2013 found another telling commonality among all kinds of fraud victims: People who had experienced a negative life event in the previous 24 months ― lost a spouse, divorced, separated or lost a job ― were twice as likely to become the victim of a scam."
     

    Back on topic, Variety reports that "Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams tapped Lena Dunham" - to a Brit that conjures up a terrible image.
  74. @International Jew
    @YetAnotherAnon

    I hope you're just joking; neither of those sounds all that effective.

    All the fraudster emails I've received have been pathetically dim-witted. Now think about it: those come from the smart people in Nigeria!

    Left to themselves that's all they're capable of. But put smart westerners behind them, and you get the mother of all African scams: the civilization-shattering refugee racket.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @YetAnotherAnon

    I got taken once, and it wasn’t because they were persuasive (once I looked at them properly, they were screamingly fake) — it was because I was trying to do twelve different things at the moment they struck and I failed to pay proper attention. Writing an email costs you nothing and suffers no natural limit, and you only need to get lucky once. It’s kind of like an opposite or a cousin to gambling.

  75. @Twinkie
    @Jack D


    Not good enough. Should have specified an Arab Muslim.
     
    Indeed! Can't have no Lebanese Christian or, worse, Falangist write as a Person of Color in the United States! Those people are white.

    https://thegrio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/sununu-romney-16x9.jpg

    Replies: @Charles Pewitt

    The Sununu tribe in New Hampshire pushes nation-wrecking mass immigration and multicultural mayhem. Sununu the elder married a nice old stocker American woman and the Sununu clan are nice people, I just can’t stand their politics and their connection to the horrible Bush people.

    Sununu’s kid will win re-election in his gubernatorial campaign.

    Mitt Romney pushes nation-wrecking mass immigration and multicultural mayhem.

    Mitt Romney is also good buddies with banker whore Judd Gregg, another New Hampshire pol.

    Trump won in New Hampshire by running against the Sununu types and the Romney types and the Gregg types.

    I was at a presidential primary town hall meeting in New Hampshire in 2015 where regular voters were venting out some heavy steam about the feckless GOP pols in New Hampshire and the GOP nationally. Trump won because of the weak antics of people like that Sununu creature and that Romney creature.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @Charles Pewitt


    The Sununu tribe
     
    Shouldn’t that be the Sununu clan? Or is it Sununu Klan?
  76. @International Jew
    @YetAnotherAnon

    I hope you're just joking; neither of those sounds all that effective.

    All the fraudster emails I've received have been pathetically dim-witted. Now think about it: those come from the smart people in Nigeria!

    Left to themselves that's all they're capable of. But put smart westerners behind them, and you get the mother of all African scams: the civilization-shattering refugee racket.

    Replies: @J.Ross, @YetAnotherAnon

    “neither of those sounds all that effective”

    But do you belong to the target demographic of 40+ divorced women at whom this stuff is aimed?

    https://blog.avast.com/2016/02/10/online-dating-scams-target-divorced-middle-aged-women/

    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/romance-scams-online-fbi-facebook_us_59414c67e4b0d318548666f9

    “According to FBI data, 82 percent of romance scam victims are women and women over 50 are defrauded out of the most money.

    Using fake profiles on online dating sites and social networks, including Facebook, scammers troll for the lonely and the vulnerable. They promise love and marriage and build what feels like a very real relationship to the victim.

    A Federal Trade Commission study published in 2013 found another telling commonality among all kinds of fraud victims: People who had experienced a negative life event in the previous 24 months ― lost a spouse, divorced, separated or lost a job ― were twice as likely to become the victim of a scam.”

    Back on topic, Variety reports that “Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams tapped Lena Dunham” – to a Brit that conjures up a terrible image.

  77. @Charles Pewitt
    @Twinkie

    The Sununu tribe in New Hampshire pushes nation-wrecking mass immigration and multicultural mayhem. Sununu the elder married a nice old stocker American woman and the Sununu clan are nice people, I just can't stand their politics and their connection to the horrible Bush people.

    Sununu's kid will win re-election in his gubernatorial campaign.

    Mitt Romney pushes nation-wrecking mass immigration and multicultural mayhem.

    Mitt Romney is also good buddies with banker whore Judd Gregg, another New Hampshire pol.

    Trump won in New Hampshire by running against the Sununu types and the Romney types and the Gregg types.

    I was at a presidential primary town hall meeting in New Hampshire in 2015 where regular voters were venting out some heavy steam about the feckless GOP pols in New Hampshire and the GOP nationally. Trump won because of the weak antics of people like that Sununu creature and that Romney creature.

    Replies: @Twinkie

    The Sununu tribe

    Shouldn’t that be the Sununu clan? Or is it Sununu Klan?

  78. @Twinkie
    @istevefan


    the first lady of Syria is quite exquisite.
     
    Really? This is your idea of an exquisite female beauty?

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Asma_Al-Assad_in_2008.jpg

    Replies: @Lot, @SporadicMyrmidon, @PiltdownMan, @tyrone, @Reg Cæsar

    Really? This is your idea of an exquisite female beauty?

    Consider the setting, Syria. At least she doesn’t have to be covered up.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @Reg Cæsar


    Consider the setting, Syria.
     
    I've seen several Syrian women much more attractive than Frau Assad (though not nearly as many as beautiful Lebanese women I've seen).

    Whatever the case may be, I must question the beauty standards of a man who says she is "exquisite."
  79. What’s it about? Fat white girls having orgies with Muslims?

    Meanwhile in America…


  80. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Clifford Brown

    As others have pointed out, you will notice that people like Lena Dunham never threaten to move to Mexico.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Reg Cæsar

    As others have pointed out, you will notice that people like Lena Dunham never threaten to move to Mexico.

    That would be taken as a threat by Mexicans. Not by us.

  81. Lena Dunham is adapting a

    Good heavens, I first read that as “adopting”. As in another rich, single white chick robbing the Third World cradle.

    Anyway, she’s a mischling, so that’s Levantine enough for me.

  82. @Steve Sailer
    @Anon

    Then it will turn out to be the Arab woman screenwriter is somebody who went to Beverly Hills HS with J.J. Abrams' cousin, and her Syrian immigrant grandfather founded the biggest pistachio orchard in Fresno in 1917.

    Replies: @Lot, @Redneck farmer, @Anon, @Clyde

    You know that the Israel-Iran trade in pistachio nuts has been huge for decades. Go to Aldi for low priced and lightly salted.

  83. They should make Lena Dunham co-write and co-direct with Phoenician-American N.N. Taleb.

    OK, so clearly Taleb has done something to piss you off at some stage, but forcing a. pretty-interesting guy to waste mental effort on collaborating with a boring virtue-signalling halfwit… tht’s some cold shit, iSteve. That’s some dark, cold, dank, stone-killer shit.

    You didn’t strike me as someone who had that much of a cruel streak.

    We’ve all been there, yo. Motherfucker wrongs you, you just want him to hurt in ways no human has hurt before. But sheeeez.

    Plus, does Dunham even lift, bro? NNT don’t collaborate with mufuhs who ain’t swole. That would be like forcing Vanilla Ice to try to bust feasible rhymes (and wax chumps) with someone who don’t play a dope melody.

    That said (and taking NNT’s name in vain for a sec)… NNT gets broscience all wrong: he deadlifts, when the right thing to do it lats, bench, shoulders and bi/tris – leg training is for fat guys with heel wedges… as every BroScienceLife fan knows full well: for verily did the Brofessor tell his brotegés (in his sermon “How to Skip Leg Day” from the Swoley Bible)…

    “Legs day is the worst. It’s hard, it’s painful… it’s not arms, or chest, or shoulders, or even back.”

  84. Anon[291] • Disclaimer says:

    It looks like Dunham glommed onto the refugee story as a way to halt her flagging popularity, and she conned her friends into making the film to do her a favor. The political angle was important to keep her relevant to the left. Since she’s a hardcore narcissist and careerist, she’s going to be doing a lot more of this type of blatant parasitic opportunism and emotional manipulation to keep herself in the public eye as she ages and descends into hag-hood.

  85. @SporadicMyrmidon
    Couldn't they get the dude that wrote "A Gay Girl in Damascus"? I mean, he's got the skillz...

    Replies: @Sam Malone

    “Couldn’t they get the dude that wrote “A Gay Girl in Damascus”?”

    No, he’s actually currently working on a screenplay with the guy behind the “Lez Get Real” website, some teen girl coming-of-age-and-realizing-your-gay thing with an anti-Trump angle.

  86. @Twinkie
    @415 reasons


    I’m with Cochran on this one; the only environmental intervention that’s got a proven significant impact on IQ is getting kicked in the head by a mule. By all means don’t let your kids have a computer if you please, but don’t act like it’s going to make them smarter.
     
    It’s not about making kids smarter so much as control/remove a source of poor values and distraction.

    What I meant by “a high IQ thing” was that that’s what high IQ parents do.

    Replies: @415 reasons

    High IQ parents do a lot of dubious bullshit trying to improve their kids that is mostly pointless. Google RIE parenting. I personally don’t care if people don’t let their kids use a computer but the idea that half an hour a day of singing nursery rhymes with YouTube or watching puppy patrol on a long plane ride is detrimental in any significant way seems far fetched to me.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    @415 reasons


    the idea that half an hour a day of singing nursery rhymes with YouTube or watching puppy patrol on a long plane ride is detrimental in any significant way seems far fetched to me.
     
    1. That's not what I wrote.

    2. Very scientific of you, this "seems far fetched to me."

    3. You don't have children, do you?
    , @Anonymous
    @415 reasons

    High IQ parents are constantly worried by the possibility that their little geniuses may not actually be geniuses.

  87. She can be Chinese for all I care so long as she tells the real reason the refugees had to flee (US/KSA money buying terrorists).

  88. @Flip
    She's half Jewish. That's sort of Middle Eastern, isn't it?

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy

    Depends who you ask.
    To Aryan Nations, she’s Jewish.
    To folks in B’klyn going Polar-Bear-Hunting, she’s white.
    To millennial women, she’s some sort of role model.
    To non-millennial women, she’s a repellent excuse for a human being.

    Sort of a human Rorschach.

  89. @415 reasons
    OT:

    In Nature “Look to Africa to advance artificial intelligence”

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07104-7

    There are many obstacles to an AI researcher from Africa making it into the global community. At a 2016 conference in Barcelona, Spain, attended by more than 5,000 people, I was one of fewer than 10 black people. In response, I co-founded Black in AI. It is now a thriving community of more than 1,000 students, researchers and AI enthusiasts ready to share ideas and foster collaboration to increase representation of black people. Despite the support, many of us still have trouble making it to conferences. I have had papers accepted at meetings but been unable to attend because Western countries such as Australia denied me a visa, even though I was already settled and working professionally in Europe.

    We need more efforts to overcome these barriers and to ensure that the benefits of AI arrive globally. Many of the essential ingredients are already in, or coming into place. The human resources are there. Africa is home to the youngest and fastest-growing population on Earth. I am 33 years old, and that makes me older than most of the continent’s inhabitants (the median age in Africa is 19; in the European Union, 43). Enthusiasm is huge. Last year, the Deep Learning Indaba gatherings across Africa hosted 300 students from 23 African countries, and had to turn down more applicants than it could accept.

    Replies: @International Jew, @indocon, @Thirdtwin, @kaganovitch, @obwandiyag

    Maybe he’s smart, maybe he’s not. But he’s definitely smarter than any of you fools.

  90. @Wilkey
    @istevefan

    "If I recall, the girl you are referring to was a mulatto. So technically she was linked to what you described via her mother."

    Ok, cool. So she's only allowed to benefit from and use white culture half the time. She should have left Yale after two years and transferred to Howard, where she should have taken classes all in Swahili or !Khoi-San. And she's only allowed to use her cell phone half the time. The rest of the time if she wants to communicate over long distances she needs to stick with using a bongo drum.

    Replies: @SporadicMyrmidon

    For whatever its worth. I recall looking into her, and she was raised by her single white mother, who was some sort of “designer” in the quite wealthy portion of SW Connecticut. I recall that the shrieking girl had some sort of internship at her mother’s business. I doubt she could play a bongo any more than Elizabeth Warren could scalp an enemy. (DNA notwithstanding…)

  91. @415 reasons
    @Twinkie

    High IQ parents do a lot of dubious bullshit trying to improve their kids that is mostly pointless. Google RIE parenting. I personally don’t care if people don’t let their kids use a computer but the idea that half an hour a day of singing nursery rhymes with YouTube or watching puppy patrol on a long plane ride is detrimental in any significant way seems far fetched to me.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Anonymous

    the idea that half an hour a day of singing nursery rhymes with YouTube or watching puppy patrol on a long plane ride is detrimental in any significant way seems far fetched to me.

    1. That’s not what I wrote.

    2. Very scientific of you, this “seems far fetched to me.”

    3. You don’t have children, do you?

  92. @Reg Cæsar
    @Twinkie


    Really? This is your idea of an exquisite female beauty?
     
    Consider the setting, Syria. At least she doesn't have to be covered up.

    Replies: @Twinkie

    Consider the setting, Syria.

    I’ve seen several Syrian women much more attractive than Frau Assad (though not nearly as many as beautiful Lebanese women I’ve seen).

    Whatever the case may be, I must question the beauty standards of a man who says she is “exquisite.”

  93. @dr kill
    @Lurker

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaghIdSJKvQ&feature=youtu.be

    Replies: @Lurker

    Genuine lol!

  94. @415 reasons
    @Twinkie

    High IQ parents do a lot of dubious bullshit trying to improve their kids that is mostly pointless. Google RIE parenting. I personally don’t care if people don’t let their kids use a computer but the idea that half an hour a day of singing nursery rhymes with YouTube or watching puppy patrol on a long plane ride is detrimental in any significant way seems far fetched to me.

    Replies: @Twinkie, @Anonymous

    High IQ parents are constantly worried by the possibility that their little geniuses may not actually be geniuses.

  95. @Redneck farmer
    @SporadicMyrmidon

    To protect that, I'd be barrel bombing the people trying to kill us too.

    Replies: @Buster Keaton’s Stunt Double

    I found this photo quite heartwarming:

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