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From City Journal:

De Blasio on Defense
The Gotham mayor’s tangled web of money, power, and influence could finally be unraveling.
Seth Barron
April 25, 2016

Did New York City mayor Bill de Blasio run a pay-to-play money laundering operation out of City Hall?

It’s looking that way. Corruption-busting U.S. attorney Preet Bharara is probing the progressive icon’s political fundraising to determine whether those seeking something from city government were expected to pony up substantial sums that were then funneled to the mayor’s political allies. …

Preet Bharara works in an opportunity rich environment.

Even as the WFP expanded its reach, operatives from Acorn and the New York state senate Democratic political organization went into business for themselves. Acorn veterans Jonathan Rosen and Valerie Berlin—chief of staff to then-state senator, now-attorney general Eric Schneiderman—formed consulting firm BerlinRosen. Doug Forand, Marc Lapidus, and Nathan Smith, the senate Democrats’ brain trust, formed Red Horse Strategies. These firms have prospered richly under the WFP/de Blasio ascendancy, together booking more than $6 million in consulting fees for the 2013 municipal elections alone. But these outfits don’t limit themselves to helping politicians get elected: they also serve as consultants to labor unions, real-estate development corporations, and issue-based organizations—all seeking access to the halls of power. Neither BerlinRosen nor Red Horse is obligated to disclose the fees it collects, since neither calls itself a “lobbyist.” De Blasio reportedly spends hours per day talking to Rosen, who was also Sheldon Silver’s longtime adviser. Both claim that they never mix business with politics.

Four out of the city’s five district attorneys, as well as the state attorney general, are clients of these same consulting firms, so it is no surprise that this web of interconnections has become a federal matter.

Consultants have turned New York’s political system inside out. They control the flow of money from their private clients to candidates who are forced to hire them, with the mayor’s office allegedly acting as a go-between.

So, the consultants pretty much run New York, telling their clients what to do.

Interestingly, one of the heavyweight Democratic consultants (although not closely affiliated with de Blasio) is Luis A. Miranda Jr., founder of the not for profit Hispanic Federation and the for profit MirRam Group.

Miranda wears his hair long and white, like a Founding Father.

Miranda’s son, Lin-Manuel, author and star of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, got his start as a professional composer from his dad, writing jingles for his dad for Al Sharpton and Eliot Spitzer:

Thanks to his father, Luis A. Miranda Jr., a New York political consultant who has been a close adviser to Fernando Ferrer, the former Bronx borough president and mayoral candidate, and State Senator Adriano Espaillat, the younger Mr. Miranda’s jingles found their way into English- and Spanish-language advertisements for politicians including not only Mr. Ferrer but also H. Carl McCall, the former state comptroller, and Eliot Spitzer, the former governor. All those politicians are Democrats.

“He’d say, ‘I have a Sharpton radio ad — I need 60 seconds of smooth jazz,’ ” Lin-Manuel Miranda recalled the other day.

 
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  1. Look how mad these college students get when Milo and Christina Hoff Summers tell them that the rape statistics peddled by the likes of Vox are fake.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    GETYOURHATESPEECHOFFTHISCAMPUSGETYOURHATESPEECHOFFTHISCAMPUSGETYOURHATESPEECHOFFTHISCAMPUSGETYOURHATESPEECHOFFTHISCAMPUS

    [breathes exhaustedly]
    , @SPMoore8
    I think this is the second or third post referencing Trigglypuff (q.v.), a portmanteau of of trigger and a Pokemon character. All good.

    I doubt if anything will come of the subject of the post. I think NYC and NY state have heavily relied on patronage and the associated corruption going back to Peter Stuyvesant, which is why Warren Wilhelm should have changed his name to van Blasio rather than de Blasio.

    Exposures and investigations of this kind, like a lot of statewide antics, are mostly used, as I see it, as political and financial leverage. That's why things like the Silver conviction are rather shocking. But every so often I guess they have to make an example of someone.
    , @TheJester
    Thank you for your posting. Others ... please watch the whole thing ... 1 hour, 31 minutes. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    As someone who has a bachelors, two masters, completed work on his doctorate in the humanities, and later taught at three universities, I feel humble and privileged that all of this occurred in the 1960s and 1970s when American universities were still universities. A special note regarding the outstanding humanities professors of that era at Kansas State University of Agriculture and Applied Science.

    When teaching philosophy, logic, and ethics in the ancien régime, I believed that it WAS my job to bother my students with ideas they had never been exposed to before ... no "safe spaces" and no "trigger warnings". I would not have lasted 30 minutes in today's politicized classrooms. Neither would, I'm sad to say, any of the classical philosophers.
  2. I am at a loss here to decide what to call this. These are clearly socialists behaving somewhat entrepreneurially to organise and dominate as crony-capitalist oligarchs funded largely by the public fisc. Final stage of the dialectic: Dictatorship of the criminal elite.

    • Replies: @njguy73
    Private profits, collective costs.
    , @The Anti-Gnostic
    It's called 'the Third World.'
    , @anon
    The thing about Marxists (or ex-Marxists) is they were seduced by two lines in Marx:

    dictatorship of the proletariat

    and

    vanguard of the proletariat

    - it was always all about the lure of absolute power.

    However since the collapse of the Soviet Union people don't take Marxism seriously any more so the political organisations of the ex-Left (as opposed to the cultural poisoner kind) have gradually morphed into a kind of low level respectable political gangsterism.

    It's happening from the bottom up due to immigration but also top down due to them losing the faith (e.g. Blair in the UK and Clinton in the US).
    , @Jack D
    I think "kleptocracy" would fit the bill.
    , @Anonymous
    Read some American and specifically New York history. This isn't the "final stage" of anything. This is New York politics as it's always been since Tammany Hall.
    , @yaqub the mad scientist
    Patron-client politics is the term I'm used to.
  3. @The Alarmist
    I am at a loss here to decide what to call this. These are clearly socialists behaving somewhat entrepreneurially to organise and dominate as crony-capitalist oligarchs funded largely by the public fisc. Final stage of the dialectic: Dictatorship of the criminal elite.

    Private profits, collective costs.

  4. Can somebody put this in context, how severe a scandal does this rate in NYC, the home of American political corruption?

    Is it truly shocking or was somebody just looking this time?

    • Replies: @2Mintzin1
    What is shocking is that the Dems are going after their fellow Dem at all. DeBlaz has embarrassed them, and even my relatives in Manhattan, socialists who were raised as Red Diaper babies, detest him. He is considered to be difficult to re-elect, thus he has to be taken out.
    NYC, in particular Manhattan, has become a much less pleasant place to live under his rule.
    , @Dave
    It's a big deal, but not as big as if this was happening is a smaller, less globally important city.
    DiBlasio has been comically incompetent since day one and was elected with the lowest voter turnout in city history.
    As a NYC resident for almost 30 years, I assumed he was going to be a one and done mayor, but it looks like he can't even make it to the end of his term.
    , @Jack D
    I would say it's much too soon to say. If this results in the indictment and conviction of a sitting NYC Mayor then it would be very high up on the scale. Although most of the leadership at the state level has either been convicted (Silver) or resigned under a cloud (Spitzer) in recent years, they haven't gotten the Mayor yet. But we are a LONG way from that - this may all come to nothing. A bunch of innuendo in the City Journal is not the same thing as a conviction beyond a reasonable doubt.
  5. Democrat Bill De Blasio has an Italian last name, so why doesn’t the Left Wing media accuse him of being a member of Cosa Nostra like they did with Republican Rudy Giuliani?

    • Replies: @Ralph Raico
    Because members of the Cosa Nostra aren't married to black lesbians or have black kids with Afros bigger than their heads.
    , @prosa123
    "Democrat Bill De Blasio has an Italian last name, so why doesn’t the Left Wing media accuse him of being a member of Cosa Nostra like they did with Republican Rudy Giuliani?"

    His birth name is actually Warren Wilhelm. After his parents divorced and his father ceased to have any participation in his life he took on his mother' maiden name.
    , @Dave
    Because His real last name is Wilhelm. He legally changed his name to his mother's maiden name because he wanted to align himself with cool white ethnics.
    I'm Italian American and I don't see DiBlasio as Italian.
    , @Dave Pinsen
    What? Giuliani was a scourge of the Italian mafia as a US Attorney. It hardly exists anymore.
    , @Romanian
    I think someone here mentioned that he is some sort of German. Wikipedia says he is half German, half Italian, but embraced his mother's roots because of an absent father. De Blasio is her maiden name. He was born Warren Wilhelm Jr. I thought Bill was short for William, not Warren.
  6. Good old Preet doing the jobs Americans just won’t do

    • Replies: @The Alarmist

    "Good old Preet doing the jobs Americans just won’t do
     
    "

    But at the same SES pay-scale as the natives, so it seems kind of pointless to outsource this.
  7. @Altai
    Can somebody put this in context, how severe a scandal does this rate in NYC, the home of American political corruption?

    Is it truly shocking or was somebody just looking this time?

    What is shocking is that the Dems are going after their fellow Dem at all. DeBlaz has embarrassed them, and even my relatives in Manhattan, socialists who were raised as Red Diaper babies, detest him. He is considered to be difficult to re-elect, thus he has to be taken out.
    NYC, in particular Manhattan, has become a much less pleasant place to live under his rule.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist

    "NYC, in particular Manhattan, has become a much less pleasant place to live under his rule."
     
    I lived on the UES during the days of General Dinkins, which were trying days indeed, and Manhattan was still rather cushy. Yep, Manhattan life under Rudy was much more serene, but compared to life in Brownsville or Drug-Haven, Baltimore, LA, Oakland, or Philly, life in Manhattan is generally a cake-walk and much more interesting compare to nearly every other US city.
    , @Marina
    I remember noticing in early 2015 there was a big uptick in subway buskers. If you live on the same train line long enough, you recognize the regulars and tune them out, and these were new people, being very aggressive at odd hours (a middle aged lady aggressively vending candy bars at 7:30 am for her basketball team, a break dancer I'd never seen before who kicked someone during a flip and then tried to start a fight with the victim). It was a marked change. There are also a lot more more ostensibly homeless young people begging in Manhattan, and gang activity is on the rise enough in my neighborhood that I no longer go out alone after dark.
  8. @Jefferson
    Democrat Bill De Blasio has an Italian last name, so why doesn't the Left Wing media accuse him of being a member of Cosa Nostra like they did with Republican Rudy Giuliani?

    Because members of the Cosa Nostra aren’t married to black lesbians or have black kids with Afros bigger than their heads.

  9. @Anonymous
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCcp36n2cDg

    Look how mad these college students get when Milo and Christina Hoff Summers tell them that the rape statistics peddled by the likes of Vox are fake.

    GETYOURHATESPEECHOFFTHISCAMPUSGETYOURHATESPEECHOFFTHISCAMPUSGETYOURHATESPEECHOFFTHISCAMPUSGETYOURHATESPEECHOFFTHISCAMPUS

    [breathes exhaustedly]

    • Replies: @SPMoore8
    Thank you for the translation! I couldn't figure it out ......
  10. And meanwhile in New York, the NY Times is being sued for having created “a work environment rife with racial, gender-based and age-based discrimination.”

    The plaintiffs are two 60-ish black women.

    http://gothamist.com/2016/04/28/ny_times_discrimination.php

    You’d think they’d have the sense to add “religious discrimination” to the lawsuit, but you can’t have everything.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    Chickens coming home to roost.

    I hope the lawsuit is successful.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    From your link:

    According to the suit, "Older advertising directors of color found themselves pushed out through buyouts, or outright terminated, but those vacancies were rapidly filled with younger, white individuals."
     
    White progressives are the scum of the earth. I hope these church ladies take 'em to the cleaners.
  11. @Jefferson
    Democrat Bill De Blasio has an Italian last name, so why doesn't the Left Wing media accuse him of being a member of Cosa Nostra like they did with Republican Rudy Giuliani?

    “Democrat Bill De Blasio has an Italian last name, so why doesn’t the Left Wing media accuse him of being a member of Cosa Nostra like they did with Republican Rudy Giuliani?”

    His birth name is actually Warren Wilhelm. After his parents divorced and his father ceased to have any participation in his life he took on his mother’ maiden name.

  12. @Altai
    Can somebody put this in context, how severe a scandal does this rate in NYC, the home of American political corruption?

    Is it truly shocking or was somebody just looking this time?

    It’s a big deal, but not as big as if this was happening is a smaller, less globally important city.
    DiBlasio has been comically incompetent since day one and was elected with the lowest voter turnout in city history.
    As a NYC resident for almost 30 years, I assumed he was going to be a one and done mayor, but it looks like he can’t even make it to the end of his term.

  13. @Jefferson
    Democrat Bill De Blasio has an Italian last name, so why doesn't the Left Wing media accuse him of being a member of Cosa Nostra like they did with Republican Rudy Giuliani?

    Because His real last name is Wilhelm. He legally changed his name to his mother’s maiden name because he wanted to align himself with cool white ethnics.
    I’m Italian American and I don’t see DiBlasio as Italian.

  14. @Jefferson
    Democrat Bill De Blasio has an Italian last name, so why doesn't the Left Wing media accuse him of being a member of Cosa Nostra like they did with Republican Rudy Giuliani?

    What? Giuliani was a scourge of the Italian mafia as a US Attorney. It hardly exists anymore.

  15. @The Alarmist
    I am at a loss here to decide what to call this. These are clearly socialists behaving somewhat entrepreneurially to organise and dominate as crony-capitalist oligarchs funded largely by the public fisc. Final stage of the dialectic: Dictatorship of the criminal elite.

    It’s called ‘the Third World.’

  16. Ed says:

    I have a vague memory reading about a decade ago that federal prosecutors were seriously considering the possibility of indicting local (state and city) politicians for corruption and concluded they just couldn’t do it. The problem was that they would have wound up indicting everyone. There would have to be some way for the federal government, not that it does particularly well in this department, to take over the running of the state. Maybe Bharara is giving it a try after all. I was pleasantly surprised at how he went after Silver and Bruno.

    For what it is worth, Andrew Cuomo reportedly considered and then backed out of a presidential run this year.

    Also, Warren Wilhelm is neither Italian-American, nor left wing other than iDPol, nor particularly good or bad as Mayor, nor important in the grand scheme of things. He is obviously in City Hall as a stop-gap while the establishment figures out who is going to be the replacement for Bloomberg.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    De Blasio's mother's parents emigrated from Italy. How is he not Italian-American?
  17. Milo is hilarious with his gay caballero act.

    2) Bill De Blasio was born Warren Wilhelm, Jr.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    2) Bill De Blasio was born Warren Wilhelm, Jr.
     
    I just learned that graphic designer David Carson named his son (or daughter)... Carson.

    Carson Carson!

    Should Carson Carson survive high school, I suggest he (or she) take the name Warren Wilhelm, Jr, since the real one isn't using it anymore.

    Imagine if your fraternity brother at the college crosstown stole your name, became world famous, and eventually died of "AIDS-related pneumocystis pneumonia".

    That bizarre scenario happened to the real Way Bandy.

    It wasn't right for Wright to bandy with Bandy, but who could blame him? The only name cooler than Way Bandy was that of his mother.

    Dimples Way Bandy.
  18. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @The Alarmist
    I am at a loss here to decide what to call this. These are clearly socialists behaving somewhat entrepreneurially to organise and dominate as crony-capitalist oligarchs funded largely by the public fisc. Final stage of the dialectic: Dictatorship of the criminal elite.

    The thing about Marxists (or ex-Marxists) is they were seduced by two lines in Marx:

    dictatorship of the proletariat

    and

    vanguard of the proletariat

    – it was always all about the lure of absolute power.

    However since the collapse of the Soviet Union people don’t take Marxism seriously any more so the political organisations of the ex-Left (as opposed to the cultural poisoner kind) have gradually morphed into a kind of low level respectable political gangsterism.

    It’s happening from the bottom up due to immigration but also top down due to them losing the faith (e.g. Blair in the UK and Clinton in the US).

  19. @Ed
    I have a vague memory reading about a decade ago that federal prosecutors were seriously considering the possibility of indicting local (state and city) politicians for corruption and concluded they just couldn't do it. The problem was that they would have wound up indicting everyone. There would have to be some way for the federal government, not that it does particularly well in this department, to take over the running of the state. Maybe Bharara is giving it a try after all. I was pleasantly surprised at how he went after Silver and Bruno.

    For what it is worth, Andrew Cuomo reportedly considered and then backed out of a presidential run this year.

    Also, Warren Wilhelm is neither Italian-American, nor left wing other than iDPol, nor particularly good or bad as Mayor, nor important in the grand scheme of things. He is obviously in City Hall as a stop-gap while the establishment figures out who is going to be the replacement for Bloomberg.

    De Blasio’s mother’s parents emigrated from Italy. How is he not Italian-American?

    • Replies: @Dave
    He's not culturally Italian nor have his interests and/or politics ever aligned with Italian Americans, quite the opposite since he married a black lesbian.
  20. @The Alarmist
    I am at a loss here to decide what to call this. These are clearly socialists behaving somewhat entrepreneurially to organise and dominate as crony-capitalist oligarchs funded largely by the public fisc. Final stage of the dialectic: Dictatorship of the criminal elite.

    I think “kleptocracy” would fit the bill.

  21. @Altai
    Can somebody put this in context, how severe a scandal does this rate in NYC, the home of American political corruption?

    Is it truly shocking or was somebody just looking this time?

    I would say it’s much too soon to say. If this results in the indictment and conviction of a sitting NYC Mayor then it would be very high up on the scale. Although most of the leadership at the state level has either been convicted (Silver) or resigned under a cloud (Spitzer) in recent years, they haven’t gotten the Mayor yet. But we are a LONG way from that – this may all come to nothing. A bunch of innuendo in the City Journal is not the same thing as a conviction beyond a reasonable doubt.

  22. @The Alarmist
    I am at a loss here to decide what to call this. These are clearly socialists behaving somewhat entrepreneurially to organise and dominate as crony-capitalist oligarchs funded largely by the public fisc. Final stage of the dialectic: Dictatorship of the criminal elite.

    Read some American and specifically New York history. This isn’t the “final stage” of anything. This is New York politics as it’s always been since Tammany Hall.

    • Replies: @Dave
    Yes. Politics in NYC and Albany have always been almost openly corrupt to one degree or another, but sometimes a commanding personality grabs the reins and actually gets something done, as in Giuliani's case. Bloomberg carried on those same "get tough, no nonsense" attitudes and policies and they both completely renovated and restored the city from the utter lows of the 70's and 80's, although a case could be made that Koch began the process in his later terms and NY only hit a road bump with Dinkins on the way to Giuliani.
    Dinkins was exceptionally incompetent and DiBlasio got his start in that administration but Abe Beame is widely regarded as New York's most ineffective mayor for a variety of reasons, one of which was presiding over the city's near bankruptcy and responding to this by the slashing of city services like police and firefighters which ended up creating a lot of chaos.
    Of course, at only 5'2, it was hard for Abe Beame to inspire confidence.
  23. What’s the over/under of Chinese/Russian Oligarch money behind this indictment push, as their real estate money parked there gets eroded by BLM stuff making Manhattan slide rapidly into Detroit territory?

    That’s the downside of the Dem model — the money wants pricey real estate that foreign moguls have dumped money into to remain pricey; bad for business when nasty oligarchs “send” people to express their displeasure. While the voters, vibrant youths and such, want Lord of the Flies everywhere. Because, racism!

    This should be fun.

  24. @Anonymous
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCcp36n2cDg

    Look how mad these college students get when Milo and Christina Hoff Summers tell them that the rape statistics peddled by the likes of Vox are fake.

    I think this is the second or third post referencing Trigglypuff (q.v.), a portmanteau of of trigger and a Pokemon character. All good.

    I doubt if anything will come of the subject of the post. I think NYC and NY state have heavily relied on patronage and the associated corruption going back to Peter Stuyvesant, which is why Warren Wilhelm should have changed his name to van Blasio rather than de Blasio.

    Exposures and investigations of this kind, like a lot of statewide antics, are mostly used, as I see it, as political and financial leverage. That’s why things like the Silver conviction are rather shocking. But every so often I guess they have to make an example of someone.

  25. All this said, if Trump loses the presidential election, his logical next project would be to run for Mayor of New York next year.

  26. @Jefferson
    Democrat Bill De Blasio has an Italian last name, so why doesn't the Left Wing media accuse him of being a member of Cosa Nostra like they did with Republican Rudy Giuliani?

    I think someone here mentioned that he is some sort of German. Wikipedia says he is half German, half Italian, but embraced his mother’s roots because of an absent father. De Blasio is her maiden name. He was born Warren Wilhelm Jr. I thought Bill was short for William, not Warren.

  27. @AndrewR
    GETYOURHATESPEECHOFFTHISCAMPUSGETYOURHATESPEECHOFFTHISCAMPUSGETYOURHATESPEECHOFFTHISCAMPUSGETYOURHATESPEECHOFFTHISCAMPUS

    [breathes exhaustedly]

    Thank you for the translation! I couldn’t figure it out ……

  28. @The Alarmist
    I am at a loss here to decide what to call this. These are clearly socialists behaving somewhat entrepreneurially to organise and dominate as crony-capitalist oligarchs funded largely by the public fisc. Final stage of the dialectic: Dictatorship of the criminal elite.

    Patron-client politics is the term I’m used to.

  29. @Anonymous
    De Blasio's mother's parents emigrated from Italy. How is he not Italian-American?

    He’s not culturally Italian nor have his interests and/or politics ever aligned with Italian Americans, quite the opposite since he married a black lesbian.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I see we've graduated from "no true Scotsman to "no true Italian."
  30. @Anonymous
    Read some American and specifically New York history. This isn't the "final stage" of anything. This is New York politics as it's always been since Tammany Hall.

    Yes. Politics in NYC and Albany have always been almost openly corrupt to one degree or another, but sometimes a commanding personality grabs the reins and actually gets something done, as in Giuliani’s case. Bloomberg carried on those same “get tough, no nonsense” attitudes and policies and they both completely renovated and restored the city from the utter lows of the 70’s and 80’s, although a case could be made that Koch began the process in his later terms and NY only hit a road bump with Dinkins on the way to Giuliani.
    Dinkins was exceptionally incompetent and DiBlasio got his start in that administration but Abe Beame is widely regarded as New York’s most ineffective mayor for a variety of reasons, one of which was presiding over the city’s near bankruptcy and responding to this by the slashing of city services like police and firefighters which ended up creating a lot of chaos.
    Of course, at only 5’2, it was hard for Abe Beame to inspire confidence.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "Bloomberg carried on those same “get tough, no nonsense” attitudes and policies and they both completely renovated and restored the city from the utter lows of the 70′s and 80′s, although a case could be made that Koch began the process in his later terms and NY only hit a road bump with Dinkins on the way to Giuliani."

    Ed Koch was not a tough law & order mayor when he ran New York City from the late 1970s to the late 1980s.

    Under Ed's watch, you had underage Gay street prostitutes roaming 42nd Street and Times Square in general. That area was Disneyland for NAMBLA Homosexual pedophiles looking for young boys.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3560664/A-time-capsule-bad-old-days-Shocking-photo-series-captures-underage-prostitutes-Times-Square-late-1970s.html
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/7111389/Shocking-1970s-photo-series-captures-the-underage-prostitutes-of-Times-Square.html

    It was basically Homosexuality combined with 3rd World vibrant diversity as a high percentage of the underage street prostitutes were Black boys.
  31. @peterike
    And meanwhile in New York, the NY Times is being sued for having created "a work environment rife with racial, gender-based and age-based discrimination."

    The plaintiffs are two 60-ish black women.

    http://gothamist.com/2016/04/28/ny_times_discrimination.php

    You'd think they'd have the sense to add "religious discrimination" to the lawsuit, but you can't have everything.

    Chickens coming home to roost.

    I hope the lawsuit is successful.

  32. Preet Bharara what kind of name is that? It looks like slowly but very surely South and East Asians are going to start dominating all the top tier jobs in the is US. The interesting question is if the current holders, legacy whites and Jews are willing to give up power.

    In South America when it came time for a changing of the guard the old guard clung to power to the point of destroying a generation of young intellectuals in all fields including what to day is called STEM. South America is just recovering from that disaster.

    So I am wondering if the Pentagon, NSA, Police ect are going to allow all the important posts to go to people they are not directly related to, specifically not their children. You already see East Asian witch hunts looking for ChiCom spies. Whether or not the spies exist is not the point, the point is those jobs only have East and South Asian potential candidates.

    • Replies: @anon
    Populations with the least nepotism win at large scale competition.

    Populations with the most nepotism win at small scale competition.

    Jewish success in the ex-Anglosphere is mostly a product of the second as will be proven by what happens next.

    South Asians will out-compete Jews in areas where verbal IQ is key and East Asians will dominate in the more STEM dominated fields.

    Jews will come third.

    White people will be stuffed completely unless we 1) go backwards and restart the whole clan based marriage thing 2) invent FTL and white flight into space or 3) go werewolf.

  33. Sheldon Silver & Jonathan Rosen, oh wait stop. Shame on me for any connotation or observation I may or may not have made with those two names.

  34. @27 year old
    Good old Preet doing the jobs Americans just won't do

    “Good old Preet doing the jobs Americans just won’t do

    But at the same SES pay-scale as the natives, so it seems kind of pointless to outsource this.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    His brother is worth 9 figures - co-founded Diapers.com.
  35. @2Mintzin1
    What is shocking is that the Dems are going after their fellow Dem at all. DeBlaz has embarrassed them, and even my relatives in Manhattan, socialists who were raised as Red Diaper babies, detest him. He is considered to be difficult to re-elect, thus he has to be taken out.
    NYC, in particular Manhattan, has become a much less pleasant place to live under his rule.

    “NYC, in particular Manhattan, has become a much less pleasant place to live under his rule.”

    I lived on the UES during the days of General Dinkins, which were trying days indeed, and Manhattan was still rather cushy. Yep, Manhattan life under Rudy was much more serene, but compared to life in Brownsville or Drug-Haven, Baltimore, LA, Oakland, or Philly, life in Manhattan is generally a cake-walk and much more interesting compare to nearly every other US city.

  36. @peterike
    And meanwhile in New York, the NY Times is being sued for having created "a work environment rife with racial, gender-based and age-based discrimination."

    The plaintiffs are two 60-ish black women.

    http://gothamist.com/2016/04/28/ny_times_discrimination.php

    You'd think they'd have the sense to add "religious discrimination" to the lawsuit, but you can't have everything.

    From your link:

    According to the suit, “Older advertising directors of color found themselves pushed out through buyouts, or outright terminated, but those vacancies were rapidly filled with younger, white individuals.”

    White progressives are the scum of the earth. I hope these church ladies take ’em to the cleaners.

  37. @Jim Don Bob
    Milo is hilarious with his gay caballero act.

    2) Bill De Blasio was born Warren Wilhelm, Jr.

    2) Bill De Blasio was born Warren Wilhelm, Jr.

    I just learned that graphic designer David Carson named his son (or daughter)… Carson.

    Carson Carson!

    Should Carson Carson survive high school, I suggest he (or she) take the name Warren Wilhelm, Jr, since the real one isn’t using it anymore.

    Imagine if your fraternity brother at the college crosstown stole your name, became world famous, and eventually died of “AIDS-related pneumocystis pneumonia”.

    That bizarre scenario happened to the real Way Bandy.

    It wasn’t right for Wright to bandy with Bandy, but who could blame him? The only name cooler than Way Bandy was that of his mother.

    Dimples Way Bandy.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    When I have to use the facilities at Target and I'm feeling feminine, I identify as Jane Don Bob. I never heard of Wayne Bandy.
  38. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @george
    Preet Bharara what kind of name is that? It looks like slowly but very surely South and East Asians are going to start dominating all the top tier jobs in the is US. The interesting question is if the current holders, legacy whites and Jews are willing to give up power.

    In South America when it came time for a changing of the guard the old guard clung to power to the point of destroying a generation of young intellectuals in all fields including what to day is called STEM. South America is just recovering from that disaster.

    So I am wondering if the Pentagon, NSA, Police ect are going to allow all the important posts to go to people they are not directly related to, specifically not their children. You already see East Asian witch hunts looking for ChiCom spies. Whether or not the spies exist is not the point, the point is those jobs only have East and South Asian potential candidates.

    Populations with the least nepotism win at large scale competition.

    Populations with the most nepotism win at small scale competition.

    Jewish success in the ex-Anglosphere is mostly a product of the second as will be proven by what happens next.

    South Asians will out-compete Jews in areas where verbal IQ is key and East Asians will dominate in the more STEM dominated fields.

    Jews will come third.

    White people will be stuffed completely unless we 1) go backwards and restart the whole clan based marriage thing 2) invent FTL and white flight into space or 3) go werewolf.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    It's kind of pointless to compare Jews, East Asians, and Indians without controlling for the number of generations they've been here. Big difference between immigrant strivers and their kids versus their relative slacker great-grandchildren.
  39. @2Mintzin1
    What is shocking is that the Dems are going after their fellow Dem at all. DeBlaz has embarrassed them, and even my relatives in Manhattan, socialists who were raised as Red Diaper babies, detest him. He is considered to be difficult to re-elect, thus he has to be taken out.
    NYC, in particular Manhattan, has become a much less pleasant place to live under his rule.

    I remember noticing in early 2015 there was a big uptick in subway buskers. If you live on the same train line long enough, you recognize the regulars and tune them out, and these were new people, being very aggressive at odd hours (a middle aged lady aggressively vending candy bars at 7:30 am for her basketball team, a break dancer I’d never seen before who kicked someone during a flip and then tried to start a fight with the victim). It was a marked change. There are also a lot more more ostensibly homeless young people begging in Manhattan, and gang activity is on the rise enough in my neighborhood that I no longer go out alone after dark.

  40. @Reg Cæsar

    2) Bill De Blasio was born Warren Wilhelm, Jr.
     
    I just learned that graphic designer David Carson named his son (or daughter)... Carson.

    Carson Carson!

    Should Carson Carson survive high school, I suggest he (or she) take the name Warren Wilhelm, Jr, since the real one isn't using it anymore.

    Imagine if your fraternity brother at the college crosstown stole your name, became world famous, and eventually died of "AIDS-related pneumocystis pneumonia".

    That bizarre scenario happened to the real Way Bandy.

    It wasn't right for Wright to bandy with Bandy, but who could blame him? The only name cooler than Way Bandy was that of his mother.

    Dimples Way Bandy.

    When I have to use the facilities at Target and I’m feeling feminine, I identify as Jane Don Bob. I never heard of Wayne Bandy.

  41. @Anonymous
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCcp36n2cDg

    Look how mad these college students get when Milo and Christina Hoff Summers tell them that the rape statistics peddled by the likes of Vox are fake.

    Thank you for your posting. Others … please watch the whole thing … 1 hour, 31 minutes. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    As someone who has a bachelors, two masters, completed work on his doctorate in the humanities, and later taught at three universities, I feel humble and privileged that all of this occurred in the 1960s and 1970s when American universities were still universities. A special note regarding the outstanding humanities professors of that era at Kansas State University of Agriculture and Applied Science.

    When teaching philosophy, logic, and ethics in the ancien régime, I believed that it WAS my job to bother my students with ideas they had never been exposed to before … no “safe spaces” and no “trigger warnings”. I would not have lasted 30 minutes in today’s politicized classrooms. Neither would, I’m sad to say, any of the classical philosophers.

  42. @Dave
    He's not culturally Italian nor have his interests and/or politics ever aligned with Italian Americans, quite the opposite since he married a black lesbian.

    I see we’ve graduated from “no true Scotsman to “no true Italian.”

  43. @The Alarmist

    "Good old Preet doing the jobs Americans just won’t do
     
    "

    But at the same SES pay-scale as the natives, so it seems kind of pointless to outsource this.

    His brother is worth 9 figures – co-founded Diapers.com.

  44. @anon
    Populations with the least nepotism win at large scale competition.

    Populations with the most nepotism win at small scale competition.

    Jewish success in the ex-Anglosphere is mostly a product of the second as will be proven by what happens next.

    South Asians will out-compete Jews in areas where verbal IQ is key and East Asians will dominate in the more STEM dominated fields.

    Jews will come third.

    White people will be stuffed completely unless we 1) go backwards and restart the whole clan based marriage thing 2) invent FTL and white flight into space or 3) go werewolf.

    It’s kind of pointless to compare Jews, East Asians, and Indians without controlling for the number of generations they’ve been here. Big difference between immigrant strivers and their kids versus their relative slacker great-grandchildren.

    • Replies: @anon
    The point buried inside my post is that for c. 1500 years or so Jews in the West have been seen as different whereas the truth is (imo) that as an originally West Asian population Jews are normal and it's Europeans who are weird...

    and being partially Europeanized is why (imo) they are being out-competed by Asians.
  45. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    It's kind of pointless to compare Jews, East Asians, and Indians without controlling for the number of generations they've been here. Big difference between immigrant strivers and their kids versus their relative slacker great-grandchildren.

    The point buried inside my post is that for c. 1500 years or so Jews in the West have been seen as different whereas the truth is (imo) that as an originally West Asian population Jews are normal and it’s Europeans who are weird…

    and being partially Europeanized is why (imo) they are being out-competed by Asians.

  46. @Dave
    Yes. Politics in NYC and Albany have always been almost openly corrupt to one degree or another, but sometimes a commanding personality grabs the reins and actually gets something done, as in Giuliani's case. Bloomberg carried on those same "get tough, no nonsense" attitudes and policies and they both completely renovated and restored the city from the utter lows of the 70's and 80's, although a case could be made that Koch began the process in his later terms and NY only hit a road bump with Dinkins on the way to Giuliani.
    Dinkins was exceptionally incompetent and DiBlasio got his start in that administration but Abe Beame is widely regarded as New York's most ineffective mayor for a variety of reasons, one of which was presiding over the city's near bankruptcy and responding to this by the slashing of city services like police and firefighters which ended up creating a lot of chaos.
    Of course, at only 5'2, it was hard for Abe Beame to inspire confidence.

    “Bloomberg carried on those same “get tough, no nonsense” attitudes and policies and they both completely renovated and restored the city from the utter lows of the 70′s and 80′s, although a case could be made that Koch began the process in his later terms and NY only hit a road bump with Dinkins on the way to Giuliani.”

    Ed Koch was not a tough law & order mayor when he ran New York City from the late 1970s to the late 1980s.

    Under Ed’s watch, you had underage Gay street prostitutes roaming 42nd Street and Times Square in general. That area was Disneyland for NAMBLA Homosexual pedophiles looking for young boys.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3560664/A-time-capsule-bad-old-days-Shocking-photo-series-captures-underage-prostitutes-Times-Square-late-1970s.html
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/7111389/Shocking-1970s-photo-series-captures-the-underage-prostitutes-of-Times-Square.html

    It was basically Homosexuality combined with 3rd World vibrant diversity as a high percentage of the underage street prostitutes were Black boys.

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