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In Minneapolis, a city councilwoman explains that calling the police when your house is broken into comes from a place of privilege.

Meanwhile, in increasingly utopian San Diego, which had the lowest murder rate of the 50 big cities in the U.S. in 2017, 1/27th the rate of St. Louis, the city council has voted to boost the police budget by hundreds of millions.

Relative to each other, which city do you expect to have a rising homicide rate and/or falling home values?

The especially sad thing about Minneapolis was that it probably the most successful big city in the Midwest in recent years.

 
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  1. San Diego? Yes, a fairly pleasant town with perfect weather.

    It’s called the “Lot” effect, I believe.

    The especially sad thing about Minneapolis was that it probably the most successful big city in the Midwest in recent years.

    Read up on Lisa Bender if you haven’t. She’s a SJW straight out of Central Casting.

    They have made their own bed up there. I hope they follow through.

    • Replies: @James Bowery
    @Mr McKenna

    Minneapolis was targeted for destruction about the time William Norris went head to head against Wall Street with Control Data's billions in an attempt to reverse the urbanization of the US using an advanced computer network (PLATO) and technologies to support a _serious_ "back to the land" movement for Boomers with artisinal rural homesteads. Wall Street wanted that small town girl nookie and would have none of THAT.

    , @OsgoodDeLaPoopoo
    @Mr McKenna

    The Jews hate,hate,hate those Minneapolis goyim and they will not rest until they destroy that benighted town.

  2. Implied definition of equality here is *no one* being able to call the cops when someone breaks into his or her home.

    Typical comment from a “respectable” conservative, that is a fake one. Of course, they only care about WHITE people trying to defend themselves.

    But Rich Lowry gets paid to pretend there’s no such thing as an anti-White agenda.

    As far as Minneapolis is concerned, the White liberals there worked decades for these policies. And the “moderates” didn’t stand up to them. They’re getting what they deserve.

    • Replies: @Massimo Heitor
    @RichardTaylor


    As far as Minneapolis is concerned, the White liberals there worked decades for these policies. And the “moderates” didn’t stand up to them. They’re getting what they deserve.
     
    These changes are probably coming for all of us, whether you like them or not. And no, we don't deserve the consequences, but consequences will happen, regardless.

    White liberals are leading many changes across the US, Europe, Canada, and Australia. Everyone who lives in those nations will be impacted regardless of their political preferences.

    This crowd should live your lives as best as you can, build your legacies as best you can, and preserve the past that you care about in whatever way that you can. And sure, try to fight the culture war too, if you can.
  3. This kind of insanity is the only thing that can save Trump and the Republicans this November.
    And there are enough Democrats so detached from reality that just might happen.

    How encouraging as a voter: The ivory tower lotus eaters will save us from the senile person so the blowhard do-nothing President can be re-elected…

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    the blowhard do-nothing President can be re-elected

    The iSteve black-pillers love to describe Trump this way. Yes, Trump , with little support from his party and relentless, traitorous subversion from the opposition, has not done as much as we would like. At the same time, has actually accomplished a good deal that a conservative should like--you should be able to think of at least ten significant things. If can't acknowledge that, I believe you just want to wallow in your black-pilledness.

    Replies: @Father Coughlin, @Jane Plain, @Mr. Anon

    , @ben tillman
    @NJ Transit Commuter


    This kind of insanity is the only thing that can save Trump and the Republicans this November.
    And there are enough Democrats so detached from reality that just might happen.
     
    https://twitter.com/daniel_dsj2110/status/1268617359322828800

    That is the perspective we can expect from a Biden Supreme Court Justice. He teaches history at Dartmouth, by the way.

    , @LondonBob
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    Amusingly Biden is doing well enough in the, largely meaningless, early polls that the Democrats can't replace him. The debates with Trump are going to be a complete wreck and Trump should win handily enough.

    Replies: @Kyle

  4. wren says:

    Over the past few years “urbex” videos have been very popular on youtube and other places.

    Many urban explorers visit once grand theaters and hotels in places like Detroit that are now in the process of going back to nature, helped by the kinds of people who moved into the neighborhood.

    I don’t know if these videos have imprinted anything in my subconscious, but it is with a deep and profound sense of sadness and loss that I watch some of the videos of the rioting and looting.

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
    @wren

    The editor of the Philly Inquirer was forced out because he allowed an editorial called "Buildings Matter Too." The gist of the article was that historical preservation is a Good Thing. But the writer was fully supportive of the protests.

    Sad, yeah.

    , @ganderson
    @wren

    Lisa Bender was cited 7 times last year for failing to shovel her sidewalk. I see that here in my New England college town- lots of concern for the poor benighted underclass, and the denizens of what the President called "bleephole" countries, not much for the people they live amongst.

    Replies: @anon

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @wren


    Many urban explorers visit once grand theaters and hotels in places like Detroit that are now in the process of going back to nature, helped by the kinds of people who moved into the neighborhood...
     
    ...in 1619.
    , @Kyle
    @wren

    There’s a pretty cool video of people pushing a dump truck out of the fourth story of the old packard plant in Detroit.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L-aqwVvW15g

  5. If someone were to gently put some “Its okay to be white” flyers in her mailbox, I wonder if she would call the police first or the FBI?

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @wren

    Both at once - conference call.

    , @Deepysix
    @wren

    How about “Defend the Police” flyers?

  6. “calling the police when your house is broken into comes from a place of privilege.”

    Well, Wittgenstein would point out that she is technically correct: if you have stuff in your house that is valuable enough to be worth stealing (hence the burglary), then you have a pronounced value-differential relative to the thieves; hence your home, where the phone call is originating from, is literally a place of privilege.

    Now you know why nobody ever made Wittgenstein the chief of police.

    • LOL: Goatweed
    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Wittgenstein was tough & although he played language games- he never lost a sense of reality.

    Could this crazy woman have the guts to do what Ludwig had done in WW1? A passage from Paul Johnson's "Heroes":


    The coming of the European war in August 1914 interrupted this self-imposed exile, and gave some kind of purpose to his life. He joined the Austrian army as a private soldier, refusing all the opportunities open to a man of his wealth and connections to secure an immediate commission. This was characteristic. Moreover, once in the army, he rejected all service outside the front line. He fought mainly on the eastern front against the Russians, exposing himself recklessly to fire and danger, and performing acts of valor which evoked admiration. In particular he repeatedly volunteered for duties as a “forward observer.” This involved crawling into no-man’sland with binoculars and a field telephone, and reporting back to brigade headquarters the results of artillery fire. It was, reportedly, the most perilous of all military duties, and the life of those who performed it was short.
     
    I doubt it.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Jus' Sayin'..., @Peter D. Bredon, @Anonymous

    , @Lurker
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Chief Wittgenstein wants the case cracked in 24 hours or the Mayor will have his badge.

    , @kihowi
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Wittgenstein would have read iSteve, although possibly in a Jack D-like state of racial indignation. He was a technically minded guy who spent wwii making gadgets for the British and was obsessed with pulp fiction. He also angered peacenik America-hater Russell to the point he wanted to beat him up. Great guy.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Pericles
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    If the valuable stuff is gone, one might argue that it is no longer a place of privilege. But let us assume some possessions of privilege still remain. In this event, you must call the police from outside your home. Case closed!

    , @Anonymous
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    "privilege" comes from "private" "law", and originally meant that a group (clergy, military, tenant on a manor) had a law written especially for that person. In that sense, those in the US military have a private law -- the UCMJ, and are "privileged" in the origial meaning.

    “calling the police when your house is broken into comes from a place of privilege.” is therefore incorrect -- anybody can call the police to report a burglary. If the burglar (or shoplifters) were only subject to law enforcement if they stole more they a certain amount, the burglar (or shoplifters) would be "privileged" in the original meaning.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @njguy73

    , @Peter D. Bredon
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I know it's not the point you're making, but let it be noted that Wittgenstein was another phony Judaic psy-op; in the real world, not very bright and in fact a psychopath who beat a child to death.

    http://mileswmathis.com/russ.pdf

  7. That woman looks a lot like a transexual

    • Replies: @Dan Smith
    @Kent Nationalist

    I don’t believe she is, just ugly. But the city council does have a tranny. M to F and s(he) is hideous.

    Replies: @Wuhan Luke

    , @Chrisnonymous
    @Kent Nationalist


    city councilwoman explains that calling the police when your house is broken into comes from a place of privilege
     
    I want to start a YouTube channel where people sit, Mystery Science Theater 3000-style, and watch videos of crazy leftists like this woman and just make fun of them.

    I wonder how long that channel could stay up before having to move to BitChute...

    Replies: @Dr. Krieger

  8. Is it proximity to the Southern Border that keeps San Diego relatively sane?

    • Replies: @Paul
    @The Alarmist

    No. Were that the case then areas would become safer as you got south of San Diego.

    , @stillCARealist
    @The Alarmist

    No, it's the perfect weather and the wealth. Also the naval base, which is sort of all over the place.

    , @Haole
    @The Alarmist

    yes, I agree totally, even the liberals in Sandiego know they dont want to live in tijuana. They also grew up near Mexican barrios in the USA and knew they needed the police.

    I have family in Missouri and lived there at different times in the 60 and 70s. A branch of the family lived in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Missouri was settled by scots Irish and germans and was 10 percent black, a slave state but not in the cotton belt. Small town minnesota was nearly 100 percent german and Scandanivian, the radio played polka beer songs and no C and W like in Missouri. As late as 1970 there were no minorities to speak of in Minnesota. When the Minnesotans talked about Missouri they wondered why blacks were treated so bad, never like a southerner who would say the blacks acted bad. Any minority in Minnesota was treated like their pet monkey, the town all knew them and wanted to be their friend. They could not understand why it was different in Missouri.

    Minnesotans have no history of dealing with minorities and so have no fear, feel no need to protect themselves.

    Sandiego understands how to live in a multiracial society because it has experience, Minnesota has none.

    , @Anonymous
    @The Alarmist


    Is it proximity to the Southern Border that keeps San Diego relatively sane?
     
    No. It’s been one of the last places American black people chose to settle in. Except when immigrants are dumped there.

    Thanks to Obama, there’s a little community of Congolese in their suburbs. A few years ago, one of them went into a juju trance, and was dancing in the middle of a busy street, waving a small piece of wood. Police came, the Congolese wave his magic wood at them, the police assumed it was a gun, and shot him dead. The Congolese, with the help of "community organizers," staged a protest, but it being San Diego, and social media not being an effective rioting tool yet, it petered out. Nobody really cared but the Congolese, and their community witch doctors.

    Outside of that, there still isn’t a significant number of blacks there.

    Thanks to the Current power of social media, if that happened now, there would be a riot, led by Nancy Pelosi in a grass skirt, her eyes rolled up into the back of her head, and a bone in her nose.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    , @Jay Fink
    @The Alarmist

    My first guess is the low black % explains it more than anything but there might be somethimg to the border theory. El Paso makes lists as one of the safest mid size cities while neighboring Juarez MX is one of the most violent cities in the world.

  9. I was surprised that the Tucker Carlson video is still up on Youtube:

    • Replies: @Tono Bungay
    @jim jones

    I loved this Tucker clip. Thanks. But I also must compliment Nancy Pelosi. Genuflecting on knees of her age is no mean feat!

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @peterike, @Smithsonian

    , @John Achterhof
    @jim jones

    Tucker's opening monologues have become night after night impressively brilliant and courageous.

    , @Cloudbuster
    @jim jones

    (((Brian Leiter))) calling for a coup to overthrow the President.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/kotakuinaction2/comments/gyh0d0/brian_leiter_uoc_professor_calls_for_a_military/

    Replies: @Lot

    , @DextersLabRat
    @jim jones

    He really needs to cut down the spray tan.

  10. To attempt to show that she has the courage of her convictions, she should state that she will not call the police if her home is being broken into by a potential murderer, rapist, robber, etc. She also should give her address.

    • Agree: PhysicistDave, Charon
    • Replies: @Stephen Paul Foster
    @Paul

    "She also should give her address." And, practice singing "Don't worry. Be happy." My guess is, she llives in a gated community.

    Replies: @anon

    , @Abe
    @Paul


    To attempt to show that she has the courage of her convictions, she should state that she will not call the police if her home is being broken into by a potential murderer, rapist, robber
     
    What’s old is new. I still remember during one of the ‘88 Presidential debates, Dukakis being asked if he’d still be so gosh-darn anti-capital punishment were HIS wife the one raped and murdered. He didn’t hesitate- I think he even grinned a bit- of course Kitty Dukakis’s steaming corpse would be no impediment to his smug, self-satisfied demonstration of principle- i.e. what today is called virtue signaling.

    Samantha Power is hawking some book now, EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST. Libya is still a black hole of chaos, misery, and horror. Every now and again I read through a Moldbug essay, and if I work at it long enough I eventually find one or two gold nuggets beneath the usual mountain of logorrheic dross. Moldbug’s observation that the common progressive refrain- “well, my intentions were good”- when they walk away from the smoking crater of their latest little experiment (whether it’s right-to-protect in Libya, or- shortly- “re-imagining” law enforcement in Minneapolis) demonstrates a complete lack of human affect and puts the lie to their self-proclaimed humanitarianism. If Power really cared about people, she’d spend the rest of her life atoning for the misery she brought to the people of Libya, not clawing for more money and power. If these BLM activists really care about black lives, they’ll spend the rest of their lives trying to mend the human catastrophe they are about to unleash, with neighborhoods ruined and an incremental body count sure to be in the (10’s? of)1000’s after BLM 2.0 burns itself out. But all they care about is their own monstrous egotism, not real people. Hell, Dukakis didn’t really care about his own wife.

  11. Someone is running for Mayor, it appears.

  12. San Diego has too many old folks. Minneapolis has too much cultural enrichment. Ohio>both

  13. @The Alarmist
    Is it proximity to the Southern Border that keeps San Diego relatively sane?

    Replies: @Paul, @stillCARealist, @Haole, @Anonymous, @Jay Fink

    No. Were that the case then areas would become safer as you got south of San Diego.

  14. Anon[608] • Disclaimer says:

    Dating is tough in ‘Man Diego.’

    Too many fit guys out at the clubs. Big male presence from the military too.

    Ratios are horrendous. Too many dudes.

    San Diego women look half as good as LA, but have twice the attitude.

    As a guy, expect to date down.

    Minneapolis has better ratios.

    • Thanks: vhrm
    • Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy
    @Anon

    Sounds a lot like the Tidewater Virginia area, where I lived for a few years.

    A good rule of thumb for any guy getting their first job out of college is to avoid any area with a large military presence.

    I imagine San Antonio and El Paso would be bad. A lot of military, plus a surplus of overweight swarthy Mexican chicks.

    Replies: @njguy73, @Truth

    , @J.Ross
    @Anon

    "Sure the stray bullets sting, but the blow jobs make up for it."
    This is an unforgivably idiotic argument, especially with the place given easy sex by woke city ruiners (=food) and the place it ends up reported by dark enlightenment types (that is, because of the very same woke city ruiners, easy sex disappears, regardless of the gender ratio. Having many women doesn't help when they're pinkhairs holding their keys).

    , @prosa123
    @Anon

    New York and Washington are both bad places for ordinary men to find women. Too much competition from Alpha Males in finance and government, respectively. Boston is supposedly a good choice, as all the academic institutions in the area attract many women.
    For a woman looking for men, San Francisco is an excellent choice, but only if she's willing to accept males (high tech types) who usually aren't masculine but have a lot of money.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Alden
    @Anon

    I knew a young woman who hated living in San Diego because she couldn’t leave the house or work without being harassed by sailors.

    San Diego has a low crime rate because it has a small black population. That’s all

  15. @wren
    If someone were to gently put some "Its okay to be white" flyers in her mailbox, I wonder if she would call the police first or the FBI?

    Replies: @Lurker, @Deepysix

    Both at once – conference call.

  16. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    "calling the police when your house is broken into comes from a place of privilege."

    Well, Wittgenstein would point out that she is technically correct: if you have stuff in your house that is valuable enough to be worth stealing (hence the burglary), then you have a pronounced value-differential relative to the thieves; hence your home, where the phone call is originating from, is literally a place of privilege.

    Now you know why nobody ever made Wittgenstein the chief of police.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Lurker, @kihowi, @Pericles, @Anonymous, @Peter D. Bredon

    Wittgenstein was tough & although he played language games- he never lost a sense of reality.

    Could this crazy woman have the guts to do what Ludwig had done in WW1? A passage from Paul Johnson’s “Heroes”:

    The coming of the European war in August 1914 interrupted this self-imposed exile, and gave some kind of purpose to his life. He joined the Austrian army as a private soldier, refusing all the opportunities open to a man of his wealth and connections to secure an immediate commission. This was characteristic. Moreover, once in the army, he rejected all service outside the front line. He fought mainly on the eastern front against the Russians, exposing himself recklessly to fire and danger, and performing acts of valor which evoked admiration. In particular he repeatedly volunteered for duties as a “forward observer.” This involved crawling into no-man’sland with binoculars and a field telephone, and reporting back to brigade headquarters the results of artillery fire. It was, reportedly, the most perilous of all military duties, and the life of those who performed it was short.

    I doubt it.

    • Thanks: bomag
    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Wittgenstein was tough & although he played language games- he never lost a sense of reality.

    Also wielded a mean poker, at least according to Popper.

    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Wittgenstein was that rarest of intellectuals a man who could in later life ruthlessly examine his life's work up to that point, discard most of it as pointless, and begin over again. This requires an extraordinarily rare kind of moral courage.

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon

    , @Peter D. Bredon
    @Bardon Kaldian

    What I "doubt" is this story; just another neocon fable from the credulous Johnson. Miles Mathis actually put this story to rest:

    The next year, 1914, we are supposed to believe one of the richest gay men in Europe volunteered for the Austrian army. Yeah, I bet he did. We are told almost nothing of his first two years as a soldier, but then we are told that in 1916 he was on the Russian front, where he allegedly fought against British troops, and was awarded many medals. He was finally promoted to lieutenant in 1918, so we are supposed believe he was a private from 1914 to 1918? Oy vey. We are then supposed to believe he took military leave in summer of 1918, retiring to his summer house in Vienna to complete the Tractatus. Yeah, that makes sense. You get promoted to lieutenant near the end of the war, during the heaviest fighting, and they immediately send you home to work on your famous book? And you have no problem concentrating on that book after almost four years of being in the army, in the worst war of all time?

    After giving his book to the publisher, in October Wittgenstein was sent back to the front and was
    allegedly captured by the Allies in Trentino. We are supposed to believe the richest man in Austria
    then spent nine months in an Italian concentration camp. I guess his bunkmate was Andrew Carnegie.

    , @Anonymous
    @Bardon Kaldian


    A passage from Paul Johnson’s “Heroes”:
     
    Thank you for posting that quote.

    I was aware Wittgenstein had fought in WWI, but the exact nature of his duty had hitherto been unknown to me. Now that I do know, I can't say I am surprised: anyone with even a cursory knowledge of his life will tell you Wittgenstein never did anything by half measures.

    If nothing else, I doubt if his companions ever suffered a moment's boredom when he was around. I would give a great deal to have known him, not for his intellect, but for the sheer intensity of his personality (though I expect you had to be quite careful not to let him wear you out).
  17. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    "calling the police when your house is broken into comes from a place of privilege."

    Well, Wittgenstein would point out that she is technically correct: if you have stuff in your house that is valuable enough to be worth stealing (hence the burglary), then you have a pronounced value-differential relative to the thieves; hence your home, where the phone call is originating from, is literally a place of privilege.

    Now you know why nobody ever made Wittgenstein the chief of police.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Lurker, @kihowi, @Pericles, @Anonymous, @Peter D. Bredon

    Chief Wittgenstein wants the case cracked in 24 hours or the Mayor will have his badge.

  18. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    "calling the police when your house is broken into comes from a place of privilege."

    Well, Wittgenstein would point out that she is technically correct: if you have stuff in your house that is valuable enough to be worth stealing (hence the burglary), then you have a pronounced value-differential relative to the thieves; hence your home, where the phone call is originating from, is literally a place of privilege.

    Now you know why nobody ever made Wittgenstein the chief of police.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Lurker, @kihowi, @Pericles, @Anonymous, @Peter D. Bredon

    Wittgenstein would have read iSteve, although possibly in a Jack D-like state of racial indignation. He was a technically minded guy who spent wwii making gadgets for the British and was obsessed with pulp fiction. He also angered peacenik America-hater Russell to the point he wanted to beat him up. Great guy.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @kihowi

    Wittgenstein had some amazing autistic traits. For example, if you invited him to visit for a week, he'd insist that whatever you fed him for his first meal -- pheasant under glass or a peanut butter sandwich -- you must feed him for the remaining 20 meals.

    I read an article about him in National Review in the 1970s that was quite memorable about his personality.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Cortes, @peterike, @Anonymous, @RudyM

  19. @kihowi
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Wittgenstein would have read iSteve, although possibly in a Jack D-like state of racial indignation. He was a technically minded guy who spent wwii making gadgets for the British and was obsessed with pulp fiction. He also angered peacenik America-hater Russell to the point he wanted to beat him up. Great guy.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Wittgenstein had some amazing autistic traits. For example, if you invited him to visit for a week, he’d insist that whatever you fed him for his first meal — pheasant under glass or a peanut butter sandwich — you must feed him for the remaining 20 meals.

    I read an article about him in National Review in the 1970s that was quite memorable about his personality.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Steve Sailer

    The other notoriously, hilariously annoying literary houseguest was Hans Christian Anderson, oddly enough. Apparently in real life he was a giant a$$hole. Charles Dickens once invited him to England to stay at his home for a few weeks -- they were, at the time, the two most famous writers in the world -- and he was so annoying that Dickens nearly murdered him.

    It would make a great "intellectual Odd Couple" Monty Python sketch, sort of like Russell/Wittgenstein or Gaugin/Van Gogh.

    A more gentle approach was the great under appreciated poet James Schuyler, author of the haunting "Korean mums," who was invited to Fairfield Porter's country estate for the weekend, and wound up staying for like twelve years. Despite being notoriously mentally ill, I guess he was a very polite guest.

    Replies: @anonymous, @prosa123

    , @Cortes
    @Steve Sailer

    Who would get the Olympic Gold for autism?

    Difficult to bet against Henry Cavendish:

    https://www.newstatesman.com/society/2010/11/dirac-autism-autistic

    Replies: @Unladen Swallow

    , @peterike
    @Steve Sailer


    Wittgenstein had some amazing autistic traits. For example, if you invited him to visit for a week, he’d insist that whatever you fed him for his first meal — pheasant under glass or a peanut butter sandwich — you must feed him for the remaining 20 meals.

    I read an article about him in National Review in the 1970s that was quite memorable about his personality.
     
    That's not an amazing autistic trait. That's just being a complete asshole.
    , @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer

    Wittgenstein was exceptionally intelligent even by the standards of top physicists/mathematicians/PhD philosphers. People like to throw these huge IQ numbers around, when 99.999% of the time. In reality, an extremely smart person has an IQ of 140, and science Nobelists average 155. Wittgenstein has a genuine deviation IQ of 190, which puts him above Kepler, Kant, Copernicus and at the same level of Newton.

    Wittgenstein is called often the "Man Who Killed Philosophy". In his Tractatus, Wittgenstein proposes that all philosophical questions actually result from the misuse of language. According to Wittgenstein, Reality is made of small, completely independent facts that interact to create larger facts that have only transitory and contextual meaning. Wittgenstein called these "atomistic facts". They result from axiomatic, infallible premises that are not language-based. In mathematics, all facts are atomistic facts, and all amthematical facts follow logically from axioms. In physics, too, but physics language starts to aply a confusing part, which is why physicists try their best to express physical truths in mathematical form and only result to phrasal definitions when the mathematics cannot describe it entirely.

    But, in philosophy, language plays a preponderant role. According to Wittgenstein, the true meaning of a sentence, definition or word is it's use. Words play in language the same role as numbers in mathematics; unlike in mathematics, where all numbers are axiomatically derived from the acceptance of the number "1" as the basic fundamental construct of all math, words exist as completely separate entities. Not only do they have multiple meanings in many case, the combination of these separate entities into sentences, definitions and statements result in multiple defering interpretations. Language is not a tool for elucidation of derivative facts that follow logically from axioms; rather, they are flexible definitions that serve the function of allowing people to "paint pictures" of reality as they see it. Language is a tool that social primates use to distort and manipulate facts to their own liking. Hence, there are mathematical facts and mathematical proofs, and physics problems and physical facts that are demonstrable by falsifiable tests. But there are no genuine philosophical problems. Hence, the same philosophical problems are debated since the time of Plato for twenty five centuries, just like a fly traped in a jab without a lid will eternally try to get out by flying to all sides, instead of just flying up.

    Wittgensetein's "Tractatus" is considered by many to be the single most brilliant work in philosophy since the formalization of logic by Aristotle 2,300 years ago. Philosophers themselves are divided: some worship Wittgenstein for having finally resolved so much confusion, but others resent him as having made phislophy largely redundant.

    Wittgenstein was a very idiosyncractic and fascinating personality. He was a homosexual(actually bisexual, but whatever), but he had many stereotypical masculine concerns, such as a desire to find patterns in the World and a tendency towards obsessivness. Also, unlike most of these type of man, who usually tend be cowardly, Wittgenstein had the heart of a lion. He fought in WWI, where he was condecorated multiple times for his bravery. Wittgenstein was an extremly tough and brave man, which is unusal in intellectual types.

    Wittgenstein also became notorious for his romantic failures and sexual frustration. He often fell in love with teenaged boys that couldn't care less about him. He often had multiple affairs with women, although he never developed any romantic affection for a woman.

    Conservatives often dislike Wittgenstein both for him homsosexual/bisexual, but also because Wittgenstein ridiculed religion often. Wittgenstein wrote:

    "At the heart of every rligion there is the child, the child always, looking for a father to protect him from the dastardly nature of reality, which doesn't care about human beings and their problems."

    Wittgenstein suggested that Nietzsche's Overman might not be necessarily a Superior Man(like Wittgenstein obviously was), but simply a true *adult" that accepts that this life is the only one we will ever have, and that in a God-less Universe where physicality is all there is and morality is an exclusively human concern, it is up to humans to decide their own morality based on facts, logic and empathy, without having any sort of higher authority to admonis or reward them for their moral choices.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @RudyM
    @Steve Sailer

    Russell said that he had heard many people argue a case for skepticism about the existence of other minds, but Wittgenstein was the only person he'd ever met who seemed to genuinely doubt that other minds existed.

  20. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    A recent documentary on the LA riots that also looks back at the previous race riots.

    • Replies: @Altai
    @Altai

    What I find most interesting is what you could still say even in 1991.

    "Some black people feel the Koreans are a merchant class who take advantage of black communities". You already couldn't say that about Jews but could still say about Koreans in 1991. Then having a map with "Los Angeles Black Community" mapped out. The question, if you had honest discussion of ethnic conflict like this today, would it help or hurt things?

    The reality is the people most likely to have a genuine hatred of black people are immigrants is something the elite needs to be hammered with because black twitter won't let it just be swept away when they try to make it go away.

    Though even in 1991, the narrative still forced the line "Racism is not the Korean killing her, racism is the court system allowing her to kill her". Stay on target.

    An an aside, now would be a great time for somebody with a script for an OJ style LA riots miniseries.

    , @Charon
    @Altai

    Although I only had time to watch the first few minutes, I can only lament how much better everything would have been if white people had the sense and decency to get on their knees back then, the way they're supposed to do.

  21. Biden has said that he does not endorse defunding the cops.

    I’m old enough to remember that glorious 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

    How do we encourage the Dems to do it all over again in Milwaukee on August 17-20, 2020?

    Sure, antifa are a bit more violent than Abby and Jerry, but just think of it as “extreme martial arts.”

    Anyone know any nice left-wing websites where we can point out to the Left that anyone who does not prevent the nomination of Sleepy Joe is refusing to renounce his, her, or xer White Privilege?

  22. Anyone know where the Minneapolis whites will escape to? Duluth?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @TelfoedJohn

    Exurbs, usually. Detroit has an immense suburban population.

    Replies: @Dan Smith

    , @Dryheavz
    @TelfoedJohn

    Good luck running to Duluth. The city is doing their best to become vibrant and diverse!

    , @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @TelfoedJohn

    The ones with fat 3-M and General Mills executive pensions will go to their houses on one of the 10,000 lakes from May until end of fall colors, then somewhere south or southwest for winter.

    Replies: @TelfoedJohn

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @TelfoedJohn

    My one liberal friend, a well-to-do doctor, lives in Edina, a nice suburb outside of Minneapolis. I'm sure that he and his neighbors were insulated from the troubles and have not altered their views.

  23. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    "calling the police when your house is broken into comes from a place of privilege."

    Well, Wittgenstein would point out that she is technically correct: if you have stuff in your house that is valuable enough to be worth stealing (hence the burglary), then you have a pronounced value-differential relative to the thieves; hence your home, where the phone call is originating from, is literally a place of privilege.

    Now you know why nobody ever made Wittgenstein the chief of police.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Lurker, @kihowi, @Pericles, @Anonymous, @Peter D. Bredon

    If the valuable stuff is gone, one might argue that it is no longer a place of privilege. But let us assume some possessions of privilege still remain. In this event, you must call the police from outside your home. Case closed!

  24. @Steve Sailer
    @kihowi

    Wittgenstein had some amazing autistic traits. For example, if you invited him to visit for a week, he'd insist that whatever you fed him for his first meal -- pheasant under glass or a peanut butter sandwich -- you must feed him for the remaining 20 meals.

    I read an article about him in National Review in the 1970s that was quite memorable about his personality.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Cortes, @peterike, @Anonymous, @RudyM

    The other notoriously, hilariously annoying literary houseguest was Hans Christian Anderson, oddly enough. Apparently in real life he was a giant a$$hole. Charles Dickens once invited him to England to stay at his home for a few weeks — they were, at the time, the two most famous writers in the world — and he was so annoying that Dickens nearly murdered him.

    It would make a great “intellectual Odd Couple” Monty Python sketch, sort of like Russell/Wittgenstein or Gaugin/Van Gogh.

    A more gentle approach was the great under appreciated poet James Schuyler, author of the haunting “Korean mums,” who was invited to Fairfield Porter’s country estate for the weekend, and wound up staying for like twelve years. Despite being notoriously mentally ill, I guess he was a very polite guest.

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
    • Replies: @anonymous
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    All rolled up into Elliot Vereker. (James Thurber, "Something to Say")

    , @prosa123
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Regarding James Schuyler:
    His ashes were interred at the Little Portion Friary (Episcopal), Mt. Sinai, Long Island, New York.
    That's not far from me. They make superb bread, it sells out in minutes.

  25. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:
    @Altai
    A recent documentary on the LA riots that also looks back at the previous race riots.

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

    Replies: @Altai, @Charon

    What I find most interesting is what you could still say even in 1991.

    “Some black people feel the Koreans are a merchant class who take advantage of black communities”. You already couldn’t say that about Jews but could still say about Koreans in 1991. Then having a map with “Los Angeles Black Community” mapped out. The question, if you had honest discussion of ethnic conflict like this today, would it help or hurt things?

    The reality is the people most likely to have a genuine hatred of black people are immigrants is something the elite needs to be hammered with because black twitter won’t let it just be swept away when they try to make it go away.

    Though even in 1991, the narrative still forced the line “Racism is not the Korean killing her, racism is the court system allowing her to kill her”. Stay on target.

    An an aside, now would be a great time for somebody with a script for an OJ style LA riots miniseries.

  26. San Diego is also only 6% black, and a good portion of those are probably military personnel.

    So I’m not sure the LE budget increase is even necessary or desirable, as I’m sure much of the money will go to the department’s further militarization.

    • Agree: Charon
    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Mike Tre


    San Diego is also only 6% black, and a good portion of those are probably military personnel.
     
    California only became a state in 1850, not long before the Civil War, and while there was a huge black emigration from the south to the mid west around the time of World War I, not so many were able to cross the deserts and the rockies.
  27. @TelfoedJohn
    Anyone know where the Minneapolis whites will escape to? Duluth?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Dryheavz, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Harry Baldwin

    Exurbs, usually. Detroit has an immense suburban population.

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldian
    • Replies: @Dan Smith
    @Steve Sailer

    Yes, but the Metropolitan Council has a plan to export affordable housing to the burbs, presumably so we can continue to enjoy burglaries, drug deals, and shootings.

    Replies: @FPD72, @donut

  28. @Steve Sailer
    @kihowi

    Wittgenstein had some amazing autistic traits. For example, if you invited him to visit for a week, he'd insist that whatever you fed him for his first meal -- pheasant under glass or a peanut butter sandwich -- you must feed him for the remaining 20 meals.

    I read an article about him in National Review in the 1970s that was quite memorable about his personality.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Cortes, @peterike, @Anonymous, @RudyM

    Who would get the Olympic Gold for autism?

    Difficult to bet against Henry Cavendish:

    https://www.newstatesman.com/society/2010/11/dirac-autism-autistic

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
    @Cortes

    Paul Dirac probably wins silver medal.

  29. @Anon
    Dating is tough in 'Man Diego.'

    Too many fit guys out at the clubs. Big male presence from the military too.

    Ratios are horrendous. Too many dudes.

    San Diego women look half as good as LA, but have twice the attitude.

    As a guy, expect to date down.

    Minneapolis has better ratios.

    Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy, @J.Ross, @prosa123, @Alden

    Sounds a lot like the Tidewater Virginia area, where I lived for a few years.

    A good rule of thumb for any guy getting their first job out of college is to avoid any area with a large military presence.

    I imagine San Antonio and El Paso would be bad. A lot of military, plus a surplus of overweight swarthy Mexican chicks.

    • Replies: @njguy73
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    Bad idea: getting your first job out of college in any area with a large military presence.

    Better idea: getting your first job out of college in any area with a large academic presence.

    Replies: @vhrm

    , @Truth
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    El Paso has tons of stunner Mexican Broads. I live in Albuquerque which is 4 hours north. There is no contest. Beats the hell out of Tucson also.

  30. Anon[150] • Disclaimer says:

    Detailed article about how local and federal authorities in San Diego are going about assembling video evidence from security cameras, media, intersection camera, and subpoenaed cached smartphone video data to eventually bring mass indictments over looting in the city. Presumably San Diego doesn’t have a woke city attorney yet.

    https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/courts/story/2020-06-05/video-evidence-looting-arson

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Anon

    OneFiveZero, policing is now like fishing on a trout stream at a Nature Preserve. Catch and release. DAs running and winning on a stated platform of NOT enforcing the law.

  31. @jim jones
    I was surprised that the Tucker Carlson video is still up on Youtube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7aQ02YX7qo

    Replies: @Tono Bungay, @John Achterhof, @Cloudbuster, @DextersLabRat

    I loved this Tucker clip. Thanks. But I also must compliment Nancy Pelosi. Genuflecting on knees of her age is no mean feat!

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Tono Bungay

    I have to say, Pelosi is amazingly functional at her age.

    Replies: @black sea, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @fish, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @donut

    , @peterike
    @Tono Bungay


    But I also must compliment Nancy Pelosi. Genuflecting on knees of her age is no mean feat!

     

    She needed help to get up. There's video of it.

    It's also funny that the execrable Jerry Nadler didn't kneel -- the fat slob would never be able to -- yet even standing he was about the same height as those kneeling.

    The Dem party really is the party of freaks, degenerates and psychopaths.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @ThreeCranes, @Antonius

    , @Smithsonian
    @Tono Bungay


    I loved this Tucker clip. Thanks. But I also must compliment Nancy Pelosi. Genuflecting on knees of her age is no mean feat!
     
    Have a look at the clip taken shortly after where it takes 3 people to haul her up again.
  32. Why has San Diego pretty much always been much nicer and safer than Los Angeles? Do the bad Mexicans skip SD and just head straight to LA?

  33. Meanwhile, in Portland, white female Chief of Police resigns and a black man takes her job.

    Explain to me again how “anti-racism” is good for white women and feminism?

    https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/06/portland-chief-jami-resch-to-resign-african-american-lieutenant-chuck-lovell-to-be-named-chief-at-noon.html

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Dumbo

    "Chuck Lovell" at least sounds pretty manly, like an astronaut or jet pilot

    , @Hibernian
    @Dumbo

    Lieutenant to Chief? In a fairly large city? In my home town of Davenport IA, circa 1970, a police corporal became Chief because his girlfriend, a big time leftist and married (but not to the corporal) with kids, was the Mayor.

    , @Alden
    @Dumbo

    She probably has 25-30 years in and will get her pension and maybe a head of corporate security job. Good time to retire. And let a black chief try to please the criminals, the politicians and the few residents who are not insane liberals.

  34. @Paul
    To attempt to show that she has the courage of her convictions, she should state that she will not call the police if her home is being broken into by a potential murderer, rapist, robber, etc. She also should give her address.

    Replies: @Stephen Paul Foster, @Abe

    “She also should give her address.” And, practice singing “Don’t worry. Be happy.” My guess is, she llives in a gated community.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Stephen Paul Foster

    There aren't any "gated communities" in the city. Her address is accessible should anyone want it.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  35. @Altai
    A recent documentary on the LA riots that also looks back at the previous race riots.

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

    Replies: @Altai, @Charon

    Although I only had time to watch the first few minutes, I can only lament how much better everything would have been if white people had the sense and decency to get on their knees back then, the way they’re supposed to do.

  36. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Steve Sailer

    The other notoriously, hilariously annoying literary houseguest was Hans Christian Anderson, oddly enough. Apparently in real life he was a giant a$$hole. Charles Dickens once invited him to England to stay at his home for a few weeks -- they were, at the time, the two most famous writers in the world -- and he was so annoying that Dickens nearly murdered him.

    It would make a great "intellectual Odd Couple" Monty Python sketch, sort of like Russell/Wittgenstein or Gaugin/Van Gogh.

    A more gentle approach was the great under appreciated poet James Schuyler, author of the haunting "Korean mums," who was invited to Fairfield Porter's country estate for the weekend, and wound up staying for like twelve years. Despite being notoriously mentally ill, I guess he was a very polite guest.

    Replies: @anonymous, @prosa123

    All rolled up into Elliot Vereker. (James Thurber, “Something to Say”)

  37. @Tono Bungay
    @jim jones

    I loved this Tucker clip. Thanks. But I also must compliment Nancy Pelosi. Genuflecting on knees of her age is no mean feat!

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @peterike, @Smithsonian

    I have to say, Pelosi is amazingly functional at her age.

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Steve Sailer

    In interviews, I've seen both Steve Bannon and Newt Gingrich acknowledge Pelosi's skill and effectiveness as House Speaker.

    She's sort of intolerable to me to watch (as are many politicians), but apparently she's still got her chops. Which of course is a shame.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Antonius, @Mr. Anon, @Anon

    , @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Steve Sailer

    She's still got a nice pair of gazongas. (at least until she unhitches her bra)

    , @fish
    @Steve Sailer


    I have to say, Pelosi is amazingly functional at her age.
     
    Pure evil can keep a corpse functional for quite a while after death.
    , @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    @Steve Sailer

    "I have to say, Pelosi is amazingly functional at her age."

    Nah, she needed help getting up from her Diversity prostration stress position. She is decrepit like all other 80-year-olds.

    Replies: @prosa123

    , @donut
    @Steve Sailer

    I bet when if she's admitted to the hosp. she gets a pair of red footies .

  38. @jim jones
    I was surprised that the Tucker Carlson video is still up on Youtube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7aQ02YX7qo

    Replies: @Tono Bungay, @John Achterhof, @Cloudbuster, @DextersLabRat

    Tucker’s opening monologues have become night after night impressively brilliant and courageous.

    • Agree: jim jones
  39. @Kent Nationalist
    That woman looks a lot like a transexual

    Replies: @Dan Smith, @Chrisnonymous

    I don’t believe she is, just ugly. But the city council does have a tranny. M to F and s(he) is hideous.

    • Replies: @Wuhan Luke
    @Dan Smith

    TWO transexuals. One F to M and fairly convincing.

  40. @Steve Sailer
    @TelfoedJohn

    Exurbs, usually. Detroit has an immense suburban population.

    Replies: @Dan Smith

    Yes, but the Metropolitan Council has a plan to export affordable housing to the burbs, presumably so we can continue to enjoy burglaries, drug deals, and shootings.

    • Replies: @FPD72
    @Dan Smith

    It’s an EPA deal. When you bring the criminals closer to their victims, the criminals don’t have to travel as far, meaning less gas is burned, thus less CO2 is produced, resulting in less global climate change. So in a way, it’s better for the polar bears (literal, not figurative).

    , @donut
    @Dan Smith

    That's what they've done here in Baltimore County . This morning at 12:15 AM sitting in my Towson apt. I heard gunshots .

  41. This is about the fanatics taking full control of the progressive movement. Any sort of critical thinking is out. Destroying stuff is in.

    On Saturday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was booed out of a protest rally after voicing his opposition to a “full abolition” of the police force, prompting protesters to shout “shame” and “Jacob, go home.”

    https://www.jpost.com/international/majority-of-minneapolis-city-council-to-disband-police-department-630682

    Perhaps Frey will be voting for Trump by November.

    • Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian
    @Not Only Wrathful

    Heaven forfend. He'll sit home and have a sad.

  42. I think it would be a good move for Texas to trade El Paso County to California for San Diego County. EPC is more Democrat and more Latino so it would fit in better in Cali, and SDC is actually more conservative and friendly to the military, which is a better fit for Texas. As a bonus, the move would give Texas a Pacific beach and comparative cooler vacation spot to visit without patronizing Californians. And Californians could visit El Paso for more diversity vibrancy. Just a thought.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Hannah Katz

    >>I think it would be a good move for Texas to trade El Paso County to California for San Diego County. EPC is more Democrat and more Latino so it would fit in better in Cali, and SDC is actually more conservative and friendly to the military, which is a better fit for Texas. As a bonus, the move would give Texas a Pacific beach and comparative cooler vacation spot to visit without patronizing Californians. And Californians could visit El Paso for more diversity vibrancy. Just a thought.<<

    There is no state income tax in El Paso county (or Texas) so that would boost shopping there from Cali. Oddly enough they brag in El Paso that it is quicker to drive to San Diego from there than to Austin, Houston or Dallas. Probably true depending on the AZ traffic cops.

    But El Paso is also heavily military. Fort Bliss is the largest US training base. Just up north across the border in NM is the White Sands Test Range. Lots of brainy military types there, and also Holloman AFB adjacent in Alamogordo NM (drones & stealth). So despite Beta O'Rourke, the West Texas ethos of the Second Amendment and cultural conservatism is pretty strong there.

    Texas would gladly do the swap but building the canal over from the Pacific would be a bitch.

    Replies: @Hannah Katz

  43. OT: Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus “very rare” says WHO.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/08/asymptomatic-coronavirus-patients-arent-spreading-new-infections-who-says.html

    So does this imply that the healthy have no need for masks or other social distancing nonsense? Yes, so don’t expect to see this very good news widely discussed.

    • Replies: @ic1000
    @COVID Kids

    > Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus “very rare” says WHO.

    That's WHO disinformation or incompetence, I'm not sure which. Perhaps both. More information in these tweets from cardiologist Eric Topol.

  44. There was a black family that lived right across the street from us when I grew up. They had the cops at their house every single Sunday night at the same time to sort out their domestic problems. The cops were always over there during the Simpsons. Every single Sunday without exception. The … exact … same … time.

    They didn’t have a problem using 911 and had no problem getting a response even though I am sure it was always the same stupid stuff. Maybe they had a standing appointment.

  45. The prize for Best Woke Capital goes to IBM, which just announced:

    “We believe now is the time to begin a national dialogue on whether and how facial recognition technology should be employed by domestic law enforcement agencies,” IBM CEO Arvind Krishna told Congress, as the company shut down its facial recognition business.

    The unit did not generate significant revenue, according to CNBC, but the decision remains notable for a technology giant that counts the U.S. government as a major customer.

    “Technology can increase transparency and help police protect communities but must not promote discrimination or racial injustice.”

    Well, you make a sub-con CEO, that’s what you get. It’s amazing how sub-cons have taken leadership roles in so many major tech companies. Sure, the low-level guys are coolie coders who are mostly mediocre, but the Desis have some major talent at corporate pole climbing.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @peterike


    but the Desis have some major talent at corporate pole climbing.
     
    The ones I have worked with were extremely political and have had no qualms about BSing people to an extent that embarrass most Americans. Organizations that in the past have promoted people for actual accomplishments have little to no immunity to BS artist politicians, particularly if they're staffed by people subscribing to Another Dad's minoritarianism. "He seems to say crazy things and have ridiculous ideas, but he says them in a sing-song Indian accent so he must be an oracle of some type".

    I saw one up close for a number of years. He'd spend most of his time figuring out how to undermine rivals, curry favor (pun intended) with people of influence, and had zero qualms about fabricating things from whole cloth.
  46. @Stephen Paul Foster
    @Paul

    "She also should give her address." And, practice singing "Don't worry. Be happy." My guess is, she llives in a gated community.

    Replies: @anon

    There aren’t any “gated communities” in the city. Her address is accessible should anyone want it.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @anon



    My guess is, she llives in a gated community
     
    There aren’t any “gated communities” in the city.
     
    There are almost no gated communities in the entire state. There was North Oaks, Walter Mondale's address in 1984, and Jack Nicklaus gave his name and expertise to some golf development. But otherwise the entire concept is alien to Minnesota. It's assumed that anyone can go into any neighborhood in the state.

    In May 2008, NOHOA sent a letter to internet search company Google, stating that its Street View software contained images that violated their trespassing ordinance, and requested their removal.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Oaks,_Minnesota
     

    Urban Minnesota is like rural rest-of-America-- "'Gated'? WTF? What's wrong with you people?"

    Today is Cole Porter's birthday. (Anything goes!) Here's a line from one of his best known tunes:

    I can't look at hobbles and I can't stand fences.
    Don't fence me in.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OxRc_dwCctM

  47. @Steve Sailer
    @kihowi

    Wittgenstein had some amazing autistic traits. For example, if you invited him to visit for a week, he'd insist that whatever you fed him for his first meal -- pheasant under glass or a peanut butter sandwich -- you must feed him for the remaining 20 meals.

    I read an article about him in National Review in the 1970s that was quite memorable about his personality.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Cortes, @peterike, @Anonymous, @RudyM

    Wittgenstein had some amazing autistic traits. For example, if you invited him to visit for a week, he’d insist that whatever you fed him for his first meal — pheasant under glass or a peanut butter sandwich — you must feed him for the remaining 20 meals.

    I read an article about him in National Review in the 1970s that was quite memorable about his personality.

    That’s not an amazing autistic trait. That’s just being a complete asshole.

  48. @Tono Bungay
    @jim jones

    I loved this Tucker clip. Thanks. But I also must compliment Nancy Pelosi. Genuflecting on knees of her age is no mean feat!

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @peterike, @Smithsonian

    But I also must compliment Nancy Pelosi. Genuflecting on knees of her age is no mean feat!

    She needed help to get up. There’s video of it.

    It’s also funny that the execrable Jerry Nadler didn’t kneel — the fat slob would never be able to — yet even standing he was about the same height as those kneeling.

    The Dem party really is the party of freaks, degenerates and psychopaths.

    • Agree: Dtbb
    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @peterike

    Nadler of course was nowhere to be seen as his very own Manhattan district was getting smashed and torched

    Replies: @bigdicknick

    , @ThreeCranes
    @peterike


    The Dem party really is the party of freaks, degenerates and psychopaths.
     
    And as improving healthcare and all-round social security enables the less enabled to survive and breed, the pool of "freaks, degenerates and psychopaths" will only increase.

    Natural Selection cannot work her magic when she is kept at bay by technical innovation. We'll have to wait for some extraordinary crippling event, such as an asteroid impact, to destroy civilization and cull the unfit (and fit alike).

    The irony is, when we look at cities run by people of color/Democratic machines, they look as though they have been struck by an asteroid. So maybe all we have to do is sit tight and wait till they destroy themselves. (After all, Marxist dialectic should apply as much to them as to those they taunt with the phrase "containing the seeds of its own destruction". Why shouldn't their movement be subject to the same "Law"?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Antonius
    @peterike

    Remember ‘the Penguin‘

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R66c0UiUCZ8

  49. @Steve Sailer
    @Tono Bungay

    I have to say, Pelosi is amazingly functional at her age.

    Replies: @black sea, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @fish, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @donut

    In interviews, I’ve seen both Steve Bannon and Newt Gingrich acknowledge Pelosi’s skill and effectiveness as House Speaker.

    She’s sort of intolerable to me to watch (as are many politicians), but apparently she’s still got her chops. Which of course is a shame.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @black sea

    In the only video clip I watched (and one's enough), instead of simply thanking the woman who helped her to her feet, she said something like "not a good idea to try this in heels."

    Politics attracts and rewards people who deceive by default.

    , @Antonius
    @black sea

    Perhaps she knows a guy or gal

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJFtMG17O1Q

    , @Mr. Anon
    @black sea


    In interviews, I’ve seen both Steve Bannon and Newt Gingrich acknowledge Pelosi’s skill and effectiveness as House Speaker.

    She’s sort of intolerable to me to watch (as are many politicians), but apparently she’s still got her chops.
     

    She can thank Polygrip for that.
    , @Anon
    @black sea

    She's getting too old to be effective anymore. She's beginning to lose it. She really doesn't know how to handle Trump. She takes Trump's bait every time and then does stupid stuff.

  50. @wren
    If someone were to gently put some "Its okay to be white" flyers in her mailbox, I wonder if she would call the police first or the FBI?

    Replies: @Lurker, @Deepysix

    How about “Defend the Police” flyers?

  51. @Tono Bungay
    @jim jones

    I loved this Tucker clip. Thanks. But I also must compliment Nancy Pelosi. Genuflecting on knees of her age is no mean feat!

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @peterike, @Smithsonian

    I loved this Tucker clip. Thanks. But I also must compliment Nancy Pelosi. Genuflecting on knees of her age is no mean feat!

    Have a look at the clip taken shortly after where it takes 3 people to haul her up again.

  52. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @black sea
    @Steve Sailer

    In interviews, I've seen both Steve Bannon and Newt Gingrich acknowledge Pelosi's skill and effectiveness as House Speaker.

    She's sort of intolerable to me to watch (as are many politicians), but apparently she's still got her chops. Which of course is a shame.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Antonius, @Mr. Anon, @Anon

    In the only video clip I watched (and one’s enough), instead of simply thanking the woman who helped her to her feet, she said something like “not a good idea to try this in heels.”

    Politics attracts and rewards people who deceive by default.

  53. If the Twin Cities security contract is up for competitive bidding, can I recommend these guys? They are diverse, professional, and they have been trained in the most effective method of stopping corona virus, which is to kill the person with the bad juju (it works great – a matter of days, and CV-19 is entirely gone in the US).
    https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/06/08/coronavirus-nigerian-military-beats-elderly-woman-death-trying-sell-fruit/

  54. @Not Only Wrathful
    This is about the fanatics taking full control of the progressive movement. Any sort of critical thinking is out. Destroying stuff is in.

    On Saturday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was booed out of a protest rally after voicing his opposition to a "full abolition" of the police force, prompting protesters to shout "shame" and "Jacob, go home."

    https://www.jpost.com/international/majority-of-minneapolis-city-council-to-disband-police-department-630682

    Perhaps Frey will be voting for Trump by November.

    Replies: @JerseyJeffersonian

    Heaven forfend. He’ll sit home and have a sad.

  55. Abe says:
    @Paul
    To attempt to show that she has the courage of her convictions, she should state that she will not call the police if her home is being broken into by a potential murderer, rapist, robber, etc. She also should give her address.

    Replies: @Stephen Paul Foster, @Abe

    To attempt to show that she has the courage of her convictions, she should state that she will not call the police if her home is being broken into by a potential murderer, rapist, robber

    What’s old is new. I still remember during one of the ‘88 Presidential debates, Dukakis being asked if he’d still be so gosh-darn anti-capital punishment were HIS wife the one raped and murdered. He didn’t hesitate- I think he even grinned a bit- of course Kitty Dukakis’s steaming corpse would be no impediment to his smug, self-satisfied demonstration of principle- i.e. what today is called virtue signaling.

    Samantha Power is hawking some book now, EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST. Libya is still a black hole of chaos, misery, and horror. Every now and again I read through a Moldbug essay, and if I work at it long enough I eventually find one or two gold nuggets beneath the usual mountain of logorrheic dross. Moldbug’s observation that the common progressive refrain- “well, my intentions were good”- when they walk away from the smoking crater of their latest little experiment (whether it’s right-to-protect in Libya, or- shortly- “re-imagining” law enforcement in Minneapolis) demonstrates a complete lack of human affect and puts the lie to their self-proclaimed humanitarianism. If Power really cared about people, she’d spend the rest of her life atoning for the misery she brought to the people of Libya, not clawing for more money and power. If these BLM activists really care about black lives, they’ll spend the rest of their lives trying to mend the human catastrophe they are about to unleash, with neighborhoods ruined and an incremental body count sure to be in the (10’s? of)1000’s after BLM 2.0 burns itself out. But all they care about is their own monstrous egotism, not real people. Hell, Dukakis didn’t really care about his own wife.

  56. The dead girl in the car in Minneapolis after the first night of rioting is Ashli K. Johnson, 29, a mother of four.

    https://www.twincities.com/2020/06/05/why-was-a-29-year-old-mom-shot-in-st-paul-family-looking-for-answers/

    Ashli was a very light-skinned black girl. Still not sure if she’s the 3 am doorbell ringer, don’t think she is.

  57. Unfortunately, real estate in SD is extremely expensive and in Minneapolis it’s pretty reasonable. I would love to live in SD but the cost of raising a family would mean halving the size of our house and doubling the size of my mortgage. That’s a tough bar to get over.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Arclight

    Try South Dakota instead. Seriously.

  58. OT: I was skimming journalist Lara Logan’s Twitter feed and she is pretty much full on deplorable. Have her politics always been like this? Or did her assault in Egypt or something else red pill her?

    • Replies: @FPD72
    @Corn

    Logan grew up in South Africa, so I’m guessing she’s always had a good grounding in reality.

    That said, she stated her belief that the Minneapolis PD did the right thing in abandoning the 3rd Precinct building to the rioters in order to avoid giving BLM and Antifa the photo op of police fighting rioters. I think the photo of fleeing cops was even worse, but she supposedly had some inside intelligence.

  59. @TelfoedJohn
    Anyone know where the Minneapolis whites will escape to? Duluth?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Dryheavz, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Harry Baldwin

    Good luck running to Duluth. The city is doing their best to become vibrant and diverse!

  60. anon[427] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m sure the city that disbanded the police did so in hopes of appeasing protesters. Most cities today are bankrupt anyway and they probably can’t afford to fix the city, pay police (especially those now injured or pay outs to family if they were killed) and pay when Floyd’s family sues which is usually what these protests amount to, a big payday. Lot’s of people make plenty of money even the lawyers and activists who got this whole thing rolling.
    The problem with police isn’t that they help people when needed, the problem is they work for the mayors and councils as money collectors (tickets) business shake down artists, there is the FBI for that. Police in uniform and marked police cars are supposed to be a deterrent they shouldn’t hide in parking lots behind trees to get you with a speed gun out to catc the hardened criminal doing 51 in a 50. Be seen and deter.

  61. Also OT:

    Lara Seligman
    @laraseligman
    BREAKING: Army official says
    @SecArmy
    is open to re-naming Army bases (like Fort Bragg) named after confederate Generals. Wants to have a conversation with bipartisan support.

    It’s not like Trump needs Southern white votes or anything. /s

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @Corn

    Robert E. Lee could have been a Union general.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeGBpTFZhh4

    He could have switched sides.

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

    His motivation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG0mm4-7TgU

    Replies: @Corn

    , @captflee
    @Corn

    Anyone even mildly conversant with the history of the War to Prevent Southern Independence would note that poor ol' Braxton was, at least as far as the Southrons, then and now, were concerned, more successful in effecting the cause of the blue uniformed scum of the earth than that of his own people.

    I would be very pleasantly surprised should any active O-8 or higher so much as utter a peep in opposition. Anyone with stars on their shoulders is first and foremost a politician, though some fraction of that cohort may well be warriors or technocrats, and Mammon only knows, rare indeed is the MGEN ready to sacrifice that post-retirement sinecure on some Hecatomb, Inc. board of directors for a moment of principle. See "Mad Dog"; until last week I was utterly perplexed as to how he had survived the Obamunist Great Purge, but now I suppose I know. As regards the Turpentine State's elected representatives to the central government, not much pushback can be expected from those Solons of the House of Lords, Messrs. Tillis & Burr, or even from the majority of our members of the House of Representin', as their oligarchic owners would not be pleased and might stop sending them money.

    , @Hibernian
    @Corn

    Fort Hood could be renamed Fort Audie Murphy.

    Was the Campbell after whom Fort Campbell was named Confederate? If so, rename the fort as Fort Alvin York.

    Merle Hay was either the first American killed in WW1 or the first Iowan. A road and a shopping center are or at least used to be named after him in Des Moines. Name a fort after him.

    Adopt the Navy custom of naming installations after the place where they're located, for small forts, most of which won't be around long anyway.

    Replies: @prosa123

  62. @TelfoedJohn
    Anyone know where the Minneapolis whites will escape to? Duluth?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Dryheavz, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Harry Baldwin

    The ones with fat 3-M and General Mills executive pensions will go to their houses on one of the 10,000 lakes from May until end of fall colors, then somewhere south or southwest for winter.

    • Replies: @TelfoedJohn
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Sounds like it’s gonna be alright:
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=09JTtVxztv4

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  63. I lived in San Diego for twelve years, and it quickly became obvious that the police had to be a force to be reckoned with as they’re hemmed in on all four sides – Pacific Ocean to the west, Mexico to the South, real-estate-unfriendly mountains to the east and super rich NIMBY’s (La Jolla, Del Mar, etc. – “Don’t come up here!”) to the north.

    While I lived there (1994 to about 2006) crime pretty much just sat in that foursquare basin, concentrated mostly around lower east Chula Vista, south of downtown and a little bit east in ‘Shelltown’ (the Shell gas station off the I-5, where lots of blacks live). But the SDPD were very proactive, responsive and not at all loathe to overwhelm any incident with superior numbers.

    One of the commenters above was right. Newly jumped-over Mexicans didn’t stay in SD (at least they didn’t while I was there) but got trafficked up through Escondido and San Clemente to all points north and east. For some reason they believe that the US Border Patrol has clairvoyant powers and can find them within a few miles of the fence.

    It was a very pleasant place to live; surfing was great and you had to be super awkward to not find a very friendly SoCal girl, but as with everywhere else in CA, it was super expensive to get in to a decent neighborhood. “Cool Story Bro” story: In 1994 I had a chance at purchasing half a house on North Island, just up the street from the Coronado Island Hotel, but I declined as I didn’t think I’d be employed with my then-employer for very long. I regret that decision to this day.

  64. @Steve Sailer
    @Tono Bungay

    I have to say, Pelosi is amazingly functional at her age.

    Replies: @black sea, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @fish, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @donut

    She’s still got a nice pair of gazongas. (at least until she unhitches her bra)

  65. @The Alarmist
    Is it proximity to the Southern Border that keeps San Diego relatively sane?

    Replies: @Paul, @stillCARealist, @Haole, @Anonymous, @Jay Fink

    No, it’s the perfect weather and the wealth. Also the naval base, which is sort of all over the place.

  66. @Dumbo
    Meanwhile, in Portland, white female Chief of Police resigns and a black man takes her job.

    Explain to me again how "anti-racism" is good for white women and feminism?

    https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/06/portland-chief-jami-resch-to-resign-african-american-lieutenant-chuck-lovell-to-be-named-chief-at-noon.html

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Hibernian, @Alden

    “Chuck Lovell” at least sounds pretty manly, like an astronaut or jet pilot

  67. @peterike
    @Tono Bungay


    But I also must compliment Nancy Pelosi. Genuflecting on knees of her age is no mean feat!

     

    She needed help to get up. There's video of it.

    It's also funny that the execrable Jerry Nadler didn't kneel -- the fat slob would never be able to -- yet even standing he was about the same height as those kneeling.

    The Dem party really is the party of freaks, degenerates and psychopaths.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @ThreeCranes, @Antonius

    Nadler of course was nowhere to be seen as his very own Manhattan district was getting smashed and torched

    • Replies: @bigdicknick
    @Known Fact

    his real district is in tel-aviv

  68. @COVID Kids
    OT: Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus "very rare" says WHO.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/08/asymptomatic-coronavirus-patients-arent-spreading-new-infections-who-says.html

    So does this imply that the healthy have no need for masks or other social distancing nonsense? Yes, so don't expect to see this very good news widely discussed.

    Replies: @ic1000

    > Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus “very rare” says WHO.

    That’s WHO disinformation or incompetence, I’m not sure which. Perhaps both. More information in these tweets from cardiologist Eric Topol.

  69. @Kent Nationalist
    That woman looks a lot like a transexual

    Replies: @Dan Smith, @Chrisnonymous

    city councilwoman explains that calling the police when your house is broken into comes from a place of privilege

    I want to start a YouTube channel where people sit, Mystery Science Theater 3000-style, and watch videos of crazy leftists like this woman and just make fun of them.

    I wonder how long that channel could stay up before having to move to BitChute…

    • LOL: Don't Look at Me
    • Replies: @Dr. Krieger
    @Chrisnonymous

    I built a Crow T. Robot puppet that is fully functional and am working on Tom Servo.
    I'd be willing to work on that project.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

  70. San Diego, is littered with the military, border patrol, police, homeland security, fbi, dea, and only the President knows what else.

  71. @Bardon Kaldian
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Wittgenstein was tough & although he played language games- he never lost a sense of reality.

    Could this crazy woman have the guts to do what Ludwig had done in WW1? A passage from Paul Johnson's "Heroes":


    The coming of the European war in August 1914 interrupted this self-imposed exile, and gave some kind of purpose to his life. He joined the Austrian army as a private soldier, refusing all the opportunities open to a man of his wealth and connections to secure an immediate commission. This was characteristic. Moreover, once in the army, he rejected all service outside the front line. He fought mainly on the eastern front against the Russians, exposing himself recklessly to fire and danger, and performing acts of valor which evoked admiration. In particular he repeatedly volunteered for duties as a “forward observer.” This involved crawling into no-man’sland with binoculars and a field telephone, and reporting back to brigade headquarters the results of artillery fire. It was, reportedly, the most perilous of all military duties, and the life of those who performed it was short.
     
    I doubt it.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Jus' Sayin'..., @Peter D. Bredon, @Anonymous

    Wittgenstein was tough & although he played language games- he never lost a sense of reality.

    Also wielded a mean poker, at least according to Popper.

  72. @Cortes
    @Steve Sailer

    Who would get the Olympic Gold for autism?

    Difficult to bet against Henry Cavendish:

    https://www.newstatesman.com/society/2010/11/dirac-autism-autistic

    Replies: @Unladen Swallow

    Paul Dirac probably wins silver medal.

  73. @Hapalong Cassidy
    @Anon

    Sounds a lot like the Tidewater Virginia area, where I lived for a few years.

    A good rule of thumb for any guy getting their first job out of college is to avoid any area with a large military presence.

    I imagine San Antonio and El Paso would be bad. A lot of military, plus a surplus of overweight swarthy Mexican chicks.

    Replies: @njguy73, @Truth

    Bad idea: getting your first job out of college in any area with a large military presence.

    Better idea: getting your first job out of college in any area with a large academic presence.

    • Replies: @vhrm
    @njguy73


    Bad idea: getting your first job out of college in any area with a large military presence.

    Better idea: getting your first job out of college in any area with a large academic presence.
     
    How 'bout get ROTC to pay for your college and have your first job out of college BE the military?

    Replies: @njguy73

  74. @NJ Transit Commuter
    This kind of insanity is the only thing that can save Trump and the Republicans this November.
    And there are enough Democrats so detached from reality that just might happen.

    How encouraging as a voter: The ivory tower lotus eaters will save us from the senile person so the blowhard do-nothing President can be re-elected...

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @ben tillman, @LondonBob

    the blowhard do-nothing President can be re-elected

    The iSteve black-pillers love to describe Trump this way. Yes, Trump , with little support from his party and relentless, traitorous subversion from the opposition, has not done as much as we would like. At the same time, has actually accomplished a good deal that a conservative should like–you should be able to think of at least ten significant things. If can’t acknowledge that, I believe you just want to wallow in your black-pilledness.

    • Replies: @Father Coughlin
    @Harry Baldwin

    I tend to agree. These black-pillers seem to forget two things: 1) Separation of powers and the Constitution 2) Paul Ryan, demon spawn of Mitt Romney, Existed.

    What most people in the dissident community (the main blackpillers) object to is a) the way he handled Charlottesville, and b) prison/criminal justice reform.

    They were tactical errors on his part.

    If he had done a) correctly, four things would be different:
    i) The alt-right and alt-light wouldnt have been demonized and they would right now be the youthful meme factory and the energy behind Trump 2020 just like they were Trump 2016
    ii) Antifa and BLM would have had its wings clipped
    iii) the police would have been scolded to provide riot protection or else, and the George Floyd riots might have just been George Floyd protests.
    iv) Biden wouldnt be in the race (In his announcement speech he basically said he was retired until Charlottesville happened).

    All Trump would have had to do is call for a federal investigation of what went wrong at Charlottesville, and the truth would have come out. Instead Trump gave the ADL a blank-check to meme C'ville whatever way they wanted.

    If he hadnt done b) there would have been fewer criminals out on the street to join in the rioting and fewer felons voting against him in November in key states.

    These are tactical errors. Every President commits a few.

    Replies: @Charon, @LondonBob

    , @Jane Plain
    @Harry Baldwin

    "little support"

    The farcial impeachment was never in doubt. Don't tell me that you wasted a brain cell on this.

    "accomplished a good deal"

    Such as?

    Immigration?

    Tax reform?

    Tell us, please.

    Replies: @Manfred Arcane, @Buffalo Joe, @ben tillman

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Harry Baldwin


    At the same time, has actually accomplished a good deal that a conservative should like–you should be able to think of at least ten significant things.
     
    Why? Because you can't?

    Trump staffed his administration almost exclusively with people who despised him, the platform he ran on, or both. He's a moron, a blowhard, and a failure.

  75. @Anon
    Detailed article about how local and federal authorities in San Diego are going about assembling video evidence from security cameras, media, intersection camera, and subpoenaed cached smartphone video data to eventually bring mass indictments over looting in the city. Presumably San Diego doesn't have a woke city attorney yet.

    https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/courts/story/2020-06-05/video-evidence-looting-arson

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    OneFiveZero, policing is now like fishing on a trout stream at a Nature Preserve. Catch and release. DAs running and winning on a stated platform of NOT enforcing the law.

  76. @TelfoedJohn
    Anyone know where the Minneapolis whites will escape to? Duluth?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Dryheavz, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Harry Baldwin

    My one liberal friend, a well-to-do doctor, lives in Edina, a nice suburb outside of Minneapolis. I’m sure that he and his neighbors were insulated from the troubles and have not altered their views.

  77. @Dan Smith
    @Steve Sailer

    Yes, but the Metropolitan Council has a plan to export affordable housing to the burbs, presumably so we can continue to enjoy burglaries, drug deals, and shootings.

    Replies: @FPD72, @donut

    It’s an EPA deal. When you bring the criminals closer to their victims, the criminals don’t have to travel as far, meaning less gas is burned, thus less CO2 is produced, resulting in less global climate change. So in a way, it’s better for the polar bears (literal, not figurative).

  78. @Harry Baldwin
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    the blowhard do-nothing President can be re-elected

    The iSteve black-pillers love to describe Trump this way. Yes, Trump , with little support from his party and relentless, traitorous subversion from the opposition, has not done as much as we would like. At the same time, has actually accomplished a good deal that a conservative should like--you should be able to think of at least ten significant things. If can't acknowledge that, I believe you just want to wallow in your black-pilledness.

    Replies: @Father Coughlin, @Jane Plain, @Mr. Anon

    I tend to agree. These black-pillers seem to forget two things: 1) Separation of powers and the Constitution 2) Paul Ryan, demon spawn of Mitt Romney, Existed.

    What most people in the dissident community (the main blackpillers) object to is a) the way he handled Charlottesville, and b) prison/criminal justice reform.

    They were tactical errors on his part.

    If he had done a) correctly, four things would be different:
    i) The alt-right and alt-light wouldnt have been demonized and they would right now be the youthful meme factory and the energy behind Trump 2020 just like they were Trump 2016
    ii) Antifa and BLM would have had its wings clipped
    iii) the police would have been scolded to provide riot protection or else, and the George Floyd riots might have just been George Floyd protests.
    iv) Biden wouldnt be in the race (In his announcement speech he basically said he was retired until Charlottesville happened).

    All Trump would have had to do is call for a federal investigation of what went wrong at Charlottesville, and the truth would have come out. Instead Trump gave the ADL a blank-check to meme C’ville whatever way they wanted.

    If he hadnt done b) there would have been fewer criminals out on the street to join in the rioting and fewer felons voting against him in November in key states.

    These are tactical errors. Every President commits a few.

    • Agree: BenKenobi
    • Replies: @Charon
    @Father Coughlin

    Good points, and while I'm not a Trump fan I think much of what he's done was simply by being in the White House. Thereby preventing (or slowing) the accelerated slide into the abyss with things like AFFH.

    For four years anyway.

    , @LondonBob
    @Father Coughlin

    Trump's main error was allowing his daughter to marry Jared Kushner.

  79. @peterike
    @Tono Bungay


    But I also must compliment Nancy Pelosi. Genuflecting on knees of her age is no mean feat!

     

    She needed help to get up. There's video of it.

    It's also funny that the execrable Jerry Nadler didn't kneel -- the fat slob would never be able to -- yet even standing he was about the same height as those kneeling.

    The Dem party really is the party of freaks, degenerates and psychopaths.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @ThreeCranes, @Antonius

    The Dem party really is the party of freaks, degenerates and psychopaths.

    And as improving healthcare and all-round social security enables the less enabled to survive and breed, the pool of “freaks, degenerates and psychopaths” will only increase.

    Natural Selection cannot work her magic when she is kept at bay by technical innovation. We’ll have to wait for some extraordinary crippling event, such as an asteroid impact, to destroy civilization and cull the unfit (and fit alike).

    The irony is, when we look at cities run by people of color/Democratic machines, they look as though they have been struck by an asteroid. So maybe all we have to do is sit tight and wait till they destroy themselves. (After all, Marxist dialectic should apply as much to them as to those they taunt with the phrase “containing the seeds of its own destruction”. Why shouldn’t their movement be subject to the same “Law”?

    • Agree: theMann
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @ThreeCranes

    Nancy Pelosi, an 80 year old woman with 5 children who is a fairly effective Speaker of the House, is a pretty fit genetic specimen.

    Replies: @Alan Mercer, @Buffalo Joe

  80. @Corn
    OT: I was skimming journalist Lara Logan’s Twitter feed and she is pretty much full on deplorable. Have her politics always been like this? Or did her assault in Egypt or something else red pill her?

    Replies: @FPD72

    Logan grew up in South Africa, so I’m guessing she’s always had a good grounding in reality.

    That said, she stated her belief that the Minneapolis PD did the right thing in abandoning the 3rd Precinct building to the rioters in order to avoid giving BLM and Antifa the photo op of police fighting rioters. I think the photo of fleeing cops was even worse, but she supposedly had some inside intelligence.

  81. @Anon
    Dating is tough in 'Man Diego.'

    Too many fit guys out at the clubs. Big male presence from the military too.

    Ratios are horrendous. Too many dudes.

    San Diego women look half as good as LA, but have twice the attitude.

    As a guy, expect to date down.

    Minneapolis has better ratios.

    Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy, @J.Ross, @prosa123, @Alden

    “Sure the stray bullets sting, but the blow jobs make up for it.”
    This is an unforgivably idiotic argument, especially with the place given easy sex by woke city ruiners (=food) and the place it ends up reported by dark enlightenment types (that is, because of the very same woke city ruiners, easy sex disappears, regardless of the gender ratio. Having many women doesn’t help when they’re pinkhairs holding their keys).

  82. @wren
    Over the past few years "urbex" videos have been very popular on youtube and other places.

    Many urban explorers visit once grand theaters and hotels in places like Detroit that are now in the process of going back to nature, helped by the kinds of people who moved into the neighborhood.

    I don't know if these videos have imprinted anything in my subconscious, but it is with a deep and profound sense of sadness and loss that I watch some of the videos of the rioting and looting.

    Replies: @Jane Plain, @ganderson, @Reg Cæsar, @Kyle

    The editor of the Philly Inquirer was forced out because he allowed an editorial called “Buildings Matter Too.” The gist of the article was that historical preservation is a Good Thing. But the writer was fully supportive of the protests.

    Sad, yeah.

  83. @Harry Baldwin
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    the blowhard do-nothing President can be re-elected

    The iSteve black-pillers love to describe Trump this way. Yes, Trump , with little support from his party and relentless, traitorous subversion from the opposition, has not done as much as we would like. At the same time, has actually accomplished a good deal that a conservative should like--you should be able to think of at least ten significant things. If can't acknowledge that, I believe you just want to wallow in your black-pilledness.

    Replies: @Father Coughlin, @Jane Plain, @Mr. Anon

    “little support”

    The farcial impeachment was never in doubt. Don’t tell me that you wasted a brain cell on this.

    “accomplished a good deal”

    Such as?

    Immigration?

    Tax reform?

    Tell us, please.

    • Replies: @Manfred Arcane
    @Jane Plain

    Agreements with Mexico and Guatemala to stem the tide of the border caravans, particularly the "Remain in Mexico" policy to cut down on catch-and- release.

    Progress on the Wall--turning a lot of piddly fencing into an actual wall and adding all-new stretches.

    Strengthening the "public charge" rule.

    Scrapping NAFTA.

    Withdrawal from the Paris climate accords.

    Judicial appointments.

    Travel bans.

    China tariffs.

    Avoiding any new wars and taking steps to conclude the old ones.

    Executive order combating social media censorship.

    There's ten, and there are plenty more. Of course, I'm sure the blackpillers will be along in a minute to explain how all of these accomplishments are REALLY meaningless. Even if they were, however, that wouldn't affect the fact that Trump has been tremendously important on another non-policy level, in that he has helped to make millions of ordinary Americans much more aware of the malignancy of the media and the DC establishment and the destructive effects of immigration, wars, and outsourcing.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Jane Plain

    Jane. if he would just stop with his back at you tweets he would seem less sophmoric.

    Replies: @Unladen Swallow

    , @ben tillman
    @Jane Plain

    Last year's legal immigration numbers were the lowest in 30 years even with a strong economy.

    Replies: @ben tillman

  84. @ThreeCranes
    @peterike


    The Dem party really is the party of freaks, degenerates and psychopaths.
     
    And as improving healthcare and all-round social security enables the less enabled to survive and breed, the pool of "freaks, degenerates and psychopaths" will only increase.

    Natural Selection cannot work her magic when she is kept at bay by technical innovation. We'll have to wait for some extraordinary crippling event, such as an asteroid impact, to destroy civilization and cull the unfit (and fit alike).

    The irony is, when we look at cities run by people of color/Democratic machines, they look as though they have been struck by an asteroid. So maybe all we have to do is sit tight and wait till they destroy themselves. (After all, Marxist dialectic should apply as much to them as to those they taunt with the phrase "containing the seeds of its own destruction". Why shouldn't their movement be subject to the same "Law"?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Nancy Pelosi, an 80 year old woman with 5 children who is a fairly effective Speaker of the House, is a pretty fit genetic specimen.

    • Replies: @Alan Mercer
    @Steve Sailer

    True. Let us never mistake the disingenuous ruling class for the rabble they command.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Steve Sailer

    Steve, Pelosi has also lived a life of absolute "privilege" in every respect of the word. A multi multi millionaire can afford personal trainers, chefs, a driver and all the trapping that add years to your life.

    Replies: @Alden, @Alden

  85. @Corn
    Also OT:



    Lara Seligman
    @laraseligman
    BREAKING: Army official says
    @SecArmy
    is open to re-naming Army bases (like Fort Bragg) named after confederate Generals. Wants to have a conversation with bipartisan support.


    It’s not like Trump needs Southern white votes or anything. /s

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @captflee, @Hibernian

    Robert E. Lee could have been a Union general.

    He could have switched sides.

    His motivation.

    • Replies: @Corn
    @Joe Stalin

    I thought the Virginia born Robert Duvall was much better casting of Robert E Lee in Gods and Generals. I enjoyed Gettysburg but it was hard to take the short, slightly chubby, flaming liberal Martin Sheen seriously in the role, no matter how much I’ve enjoyed his other work.

    Replies: @Known Fact

  86. @Corn
    Also OT:



    Lara Seligman
    @laraseligman
    BREAKING: Army official says
    @SecArmy
    is open to re-naming Army bases (like Fort Bragg) named after confederate Generals. Wants to have a conversation with bipartisan support.


    It’s not like Trump needs Southern white votes or anything. /s

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @captflee, @Hibernian

    Anyone even mildly conversant with the history of the War to Prevent Southern Independence would note that poor ol’ Braxton was, at least as far as the Southrons, then and now, were concerned, more successful in effecting the cause of the blue uniformed scum of the earth than that of his own people.

    I would be very pleasantly surprised should any active O-8 or higher so much as utter a peep in opposition. Anyone with stars on their shoulders is first and foremost a politician, though some fraction of that cohort may well be warriors or technocrats, and Mammon only knows, rare indeed is the MGEN ready to sacrifice that post-retirement sinecure on some Hecatomb, Inc. board of directors for a moment of principle. See “Mad Dog”; until last week I was utterly perplexed as to how he had survived the Obamunist Great Purge, but now I suppose I know. As regards the Turpentine State’s elected representatives to the central government, not much pushback can be expected from those Solons of the House of Lords, Messrs. Tillis & Burr, or even from the majority of our members of the House of Representin’, as their oligarchic owners would not be pleased and might stop sending them money.

  87. @Arclight
    Unfortunately, real estate in SD is extremely expensive and in Minneapolis it's pretty reasonable. I would love to live in SD but the cost of raising a family would mean halving the size of our house and doubling the size of my mortgage. That's a tough bar to get over.

    Replies: @anon

    Try South Dakota instead. Seriously.

  88. @Anon
    Dating is tough in 'Man Diego.'

    Too many fit guys out at the clubs. Big male presence from the military too.

    Ratios are horrendous. Too many dudes.

    San Diego women look half as good as LA, but have twice the attitude.

    As a guy, expect to date down.

    Minneapolis has better ratios.

    Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy, @J.Ross, @prosa123, @Alden

    New York and Washington are both bad places for ordinary men to find women. Too much competition from Alpha Males in finance and government, respectively. Boston is supposedly a good choice, as all the academic institutions in the area attract many women.
    For a woman looking for men, San Francisco is an excellent choice, but only if she’s willing to accept males (high tech types) who usually aren’t masculine but have a lot of money.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @prosa123


    New York and Washington are both bad places for ordinary men to find women. Too much competition from Alpha Males in finance and government, respectively.
     
    They're the best places to find the best looking/most intelligent women.

    That’s why the alphas hang out there. Even the women in L.A. generally can’t compare to the quality of women in NYC. For looks and brains, NYC wins. They’re just as wacky as women anywhere else, however.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @prosa123, @The Germ Theory of Disease

  89. @peterike
    @Tono Bungay


    But I also must compliment Nancy Pelosi. Genuflecting on knees of her age is no mean feat!

     

    She needed help to get up. There's video of it.

    It's also funny that the execrable Jerry Nadler didn't kneel -- the fat slob would never be able to -- yet even standing he was about the same height as those kneeling.

    The Dem party really is the party of freaks, degenerates and psychopaths.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @ThreeCranes, @Antonius

    Remember ‘the Penguin‘

  90. @Steve Sailer
    @ThreeCranes

    Nancy Pelosi, an 80 year old woman with 5 children who is a fairly effective Speaker of the House, is a pretty fit genetic specimen.

    Replies: @Alan Mercer, @Buffalo Joe

    True. Let us never mistake the disingenuous ruling class for the rabble they command.

  91. @Steve Sailer
    @Tono Bungay

    I have to say, Pelosi is amazingly functional at her age.

    Replies: @black sea, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @fish, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @donut

    I have to say, Pelosi is amazingly functional at her age.

    Pure evil can keep a corpse functional for quite a while after death.

  92. @black sea
    @Steve Sailer

    In interviews, I've seen both Steve Bannon and Newt Gingrich acknowledge Pelosi's skill and effectiveness as House Speaker.

    She's sort of intolerable to me to watch (as are many politicians), but apparently she's still got her chops. Which of course is a shame.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Antonius, @Mr. Anon, @Anon

    Perhaps she knows a guy or gal

  93. @wren
    Over the past few years "urbex" videos have been very popular on youtube and other places.

    Many urban explorers visit once grand theaters and hotels in places like Detroit that are now in the process of going back to nature, helped by the kinds of people who moved into the neighborhood.

    I don't know if these videos have imprinted anything in my subconscious, but it is with a deep and profound sense of sadness and loss that I watch some of the videos of the rioting and looting.

    Replies: @Jane Plain, @ganderson, @Reg Cæsar, @Kyle

    Lisa Bender was cited 7 times last year for failing to shovel her sidewalk. I see that here in my New England college town- lots of concern for the poor benighted underclass, and the denizens of what the President called “bleephole” countries, not much for the people they live amongst.

    • Replies: @anon
    @ganderson

    And she was the one pushing hardest to fine people for not shoveling because of it's effect on walking and mobility for the infirm and elderly. Then called the newspaper sexist for reporting said fact.

    http://www.citypages.com/news/lisa-bender-accuses-star-tribune-of-sexism-because-she-doesnt-shovel-her-sidewalk/501486382

    Insane, delusional narcissism.

  94. @The Alarmist
    Is it proximity to the Southern Border that keeps San Diego relatively sane?

    Replies: @Paul, @stillCARealist, @Haole, @Anonymous, @Jay Fink

    yes, I agree totally, even the liberals in Sandiego know they dont want to live in tijuana. They also grew up near Mexican barrios in the USA and knew they needed the police.

    I have family in Missouri and lived there at different times in the 60 and 70s. A branch of the family lived in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Missouri was settled by scots Irish and germans and was 10 percent black, a slave state but not in the cotton belt. Small town minnesota was nearly 100 percent german and Scandanivian, the radio played polka beer songs and no C and W like in Missouri. As late as 1970 there were no minorities to speak of in Minnesota. When the Minnesotans talked about Missouri they wondered why blacks were treated so bad, never like a southerner who would say the blacks acted bad. Any minority in Minnesota was treated like their pet monkey, the town all knew them and wanted to be their friend. They could not understand why it was different in Missouri.

    Minnesotans have no history of dealing with minorities and so have no fear, feel no need to protect themselves.

    Sandiego understands how to live in a multiracial society because it has experience, Minnesota has none.

  95. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Alarmist
    Is it proximity to the Southern Border that keeps San Diego relatively sane?

    Replies: @Paul, @stillCARealist, @Haole, @Anonymous, @Jay Fink

    Is it proximity to the Southern Border that keeps San Diego relatively sane?

    No. It’s been one of the last places American black people chose to settle in. Except when immigrants are dumped there.

    Thanks to Obama, there’s a little community of Congolese in their suburbs. A few years ago, one of them went into a juju trance, and was dancing in the middle of a busy street, waving a small piece of wood. Police came, the Congolese wave his magic wood at them, the police assumed it was a gun, and shot him dead. The Congolese, with the help of “community organizers,” staged a protest, but it being San Diego, and social media not being an effective rioting tool yet, it petered out. Nobody really cared but the Congolese, and their community witch doctors.

    Outside of that, there still isn’t a significant number of blacks there.

    Thanks to the Current power of social media, if that happened now, there would be a riot, led by Nancy Pelosi in a grass skirt, her eyes rolled up into the back of her head, and a bone in her nose.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Anonymous


    ... led by Nancy Pelosi in a grass skirt ....
     
    Do ya think she can work it in to go with the face mask and the Kente cloth?
  96. @Jane Plain
    @Harry Baldwin

    "little support"

    The farcial impeachment was never in doubt. Don't tell me that you wasted a brain cell on this.

    "accomplished a good deal"

    Such as?

    Immigration?

    Tax reform?

    Tell us, please.

    Replies: @Manfred Arcane, @Buffalo Joe, @ben tillman

    Agreements with Mexico and Guatemala to stem the tide of the border caravans, particularly the “Remain in Mexico” policy to cut down on catch-and- release.

    Progress on the Wall–turning a lot of piddly fencing into an actual wall and adding all-new stretches.

    Strengthening the “public charge” rule.

    Scrapping NAFTA.

    Withdrawal from the Paris climate accords.

    Judicial appointments.

    Travel bans.

    China tariffs.

    Avoiding any new wars and taking steps to conclude the old ones.

    Executive order combating social media censorship.

    There’s ten, and there are plenty more. Of course, I’m sure the blackpillers will be along in a minute to explain how all of these accomplishments are REALLY meaningless. Even if they were, however, that wouldn’t affect the fact that Trump has been tremendously important on another non-policy level, in that he has helped to make millions of ordinary Americans much more aware of the malignancy of the media and the DC establishment and the destructive effects of immigration, wars, and outsourcing.

    • Agree: Inquiring Mind
  97. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @prosa123
    @Anon

    New York and Washington are both bad places for ordinary men to find women. Too much competition from Alpha Males in finance and government, respectively. Boston is supposedly a good choice, as all the academic institutions in the area attract many women.
    For a woman looking for men, San Francisco is an excellent choice, but only if she's willing to accept males (high tech types) who usually aren't masculine but have a lot of money.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    New York and Washington are both bad places for ordinary men to find women. Too much competition from Alpha Males in finance and government, respectively.

    They’re the best places to find the best looking/most intelligent women.

    That’s why the alphas hang out there. Even the women in L.A. generally can’t compare to the quality of women in NYC. For looks and brains, NYC wins. They’re just as wacky as women anywhere else, however.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    My opinion in 1979-1982 was that L.A. had more beautiful women than NYC. But that was before Wall Street got rich in 1982.

    That may not be true in recent years.

    Replies: @Lot, @Anon, @Anonymous, @Alden

    , @prosa123
    @Anonymous

    New York and Washington are terrific places for Alpha Males, as they're packed with excellent women, but for lower-quality men (fat, unathletic, no social skills, introverted, nerdy, etc.) they're horrible.

    Replies: @Cloudbuster

    , @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Anonymous

    NYC?! LA?!? You people have lost your minds.

    The best women are in Texas.

    Maybe there's some weird mistranslation problem going on. The topic was "women," right? Not pizza or paella or something, correct?

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @Anon, @Charon, @theMann

  98. @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @TelfoedJohn

    The ones with fat 3-M and General Mills executive pensions will go to their houses on one of the 10,000 lakes from May until end of fall colors, then somewhere south or southwest for winter.

    Replies: @TelfoedJohn

    Sounds like it’s gonna be alright:
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=09JTtVxztv4

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @TelfoedJohn

    I worked with a white guy from the Cayman Islands. He had sort of a mild accent that was a cross between Bob Marley and Long John Silver.

    Replies: @Corn

  99. @peterike
    The prize for Best Woke Capital goes to IBM, which just announced:


    "We believe now is the time to begin a national dialogue on whether and how facial recognition technology should be employed by domestic law enforcement agencies," IBM CEO Arvind Krishna told Congress, as the company shut down its facial recognition business.

    The unit did not generate significant revenue, according to CNBC, but the decision remains notable for a technology giant that counts the U.S. government as a major customer.

    "Technology can increase transparency and help police protect communities but must not promote discrimination or racial injustice."
     
    Well, you make a sub-con CEO, that's what you get. It's amazing how sub-cons have taken leadership roles in so many major tech companies. Sure, the low-level guys are coolie coders who are mostly mediocre, but the Desis have some major talent at corporate pole climbing.

    Replies: @William Badwhite

    but the Desis have some major talent at corporate pole climbing.

    The ones I have worked with were extremely political and have had no qualms about BSing people to an extent that embarrass most Americans. Organizations that in the past have promoted people for actual accomplishments have little to no immunity to BS artist politicians, particularly if they’re staffed by people subscribing to Another Dad’s minoritarianism. “He seems to say crazy things and have ridiculous ideas, but he says them in a sing-song Indian accent so he must be an oracle of some type”.

    I saw one up close for a number of years. He’d spend most of his time figuring out how to undermine rivals, curry favor (pun intended) with people of influence, and had zero qualms about fabricating things from whole cloth.

  100. @TelfoedJohn
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Sounds like it’s gonna be alright:
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=09JTtVxztv4

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    I worked with a white guy from the Cayman Islands. He had sort of a mild accent that was a cross between Bob Marley and Long John Silver.

    • Replies: @Corn
    @Steve Sailer

    That sounds both funny and awesome.

  101. @Anonymous
    @prosa123


    New York and Washington are both bad places for ordinary men to find women. Too much competition from Alpha Males in finance and government, respectively.
     
    They're the best places to find the best looking/most intelligent women.

    That’s why the alphas hang out there. Even the women in L.A. generally can’t compare to the quality of women in NYC. For looks and brains, NYC wins. They’re just as wacky as women anywhere else, however.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @prosa123, @The Germ Theory of Disease

    My opinion in 1979-1982 was that L.A. had more beautiful women than NYC. But that was before Wall Street got rich in 1982.

    That may not be true in recent years.

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Steve Sailer

    Maybe it isn’t the 1980s, but the white woman on the street in nice parts of LA is still very attractive. Not just hollywood either.

    NYC seems to have far more SF type women, who could be hot, and often stay slim and fit, but have the stressed out frumpy corporate drone look. And the NYC accent is just ugly too.

    Worldwide, Nordic countries easily have the hottest young women, but they age, bulk up, and get anger-stress looks pretty fast, so Slavic and French women probably win after age 26 or so.

    , @Anon
    @Steve Sailer

    Southern California, and the California Coast in general, has a base stock of tall Anglo-Saxons that created that classic California Girl Look.

    Although you can still go to more isolated or wealthy parts of the coastal areas to reliably observe them, since the uptick in immigration their presence has been well diluted by every manner of person who is not them. Now, a lot of that observation will be of aging boomers or geriatrics.

    , @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer


    My opinion in 1979-1982 was that L.A. had more beautiful women than NYC. But that was before Wall Street got rich in 1982.

    That may not be true in recent years.
     
    Agreed, regarding that time frame.

    I had a friend from the east coast visiting who used to go on about heather locklear. I said, "dude... take a walk on Huntington Beach anytime during the summer. There are tons of heather locklears playing frisbee, and better. I seem to recall Bo Derek was "discovered" in Huntington Beach.

    I wasn’t in NYC till ‘82, and things were changing as modeling became a super hot profession, with girls from all over the world converging on NYC with the many modeling agencies that would have them. The women I dated in L.A., were super-cute. The women I dated in NYC were stunning. Some of the non-models were also pretty intelligent.

    Too many American women everywhere are kind of fat, and not as good looking now. I don’t know why, except maybe working out isn’t as important to them as back in my day. I certainly don’t see "stunning" women anymore.
    , @Alden
    @Steve Sailer

    The only place I’ve seen concentrations of pretty women in Los Angeles are the slim blonde mommies in the Malibu toddler playgrounds and pretty Armenian girls who attend the private Armenian Catholic high schools.

    Only about 10 percent of UCLA girls are pretty. Cal poly in St Luis Obispo has lots of pretty girls.

  102. @jim jones
    I was surprised that the Tucker Carlson video is still up on Youtube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7aQ02YX7qo

    Replies: @Tono Bungay, @John Achterhof, @Cloudbuster, @DextersLabRat

    (((Brian Leiter))) calling for a coup to overthrow the President.

    Brian Leiter (UoC professor) calls for a military coup: "Trump should be deposed and jailed" from kotakuinaction2

    • Replies: @Lot
    @Cloudbuster

    Brian Leiter was credibly accused of mailing his poop to three rival professors.

    It’s possible he was framed though. If so, it was someone else in Chicago area who knew to mail it from a place near the airport around the time Leiter was leaving for a flight.

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katiejmbaker/professors-receive-packets-of-poop

    Replies: @Anonymous

  103. @jim jones
    I was surprised that the Tucker Carlson video is still up on Youtube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7aQ02YX7qo

    Replies: @Tono Bungay, @John Achterhof, @Cloudbuster, @DextersLabRat

    He really needs to cut down the spray tan.

  104. That this woman has any say over the life of a major American city is deeply disturbing. https://t.co/QdHOhBqzCC

    — Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) June 8, 2020

    And how do you think that came to pass, Rich? Maybe you should have thought about some of these things before you fired John Derbyshire.

    • Agree: William Badwhite
  105. @Anonymous
    @prosa123


    New York and Washington are both bad places for ordinary men to find women. Too much competition from Alpha Males in finance and government, respectively.
     
    They're the best places to find the best looking/most intelligent women.

    That’s why the alphas hang out there. Even the women in L.A. generally can’t compare to the quality of women in NYC. For looks and brains, NYC wins. They’re just as wacky as women anywhere else, however.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @prosa123, @The Germ Theory of Disease

    New York and Washington are terrific places for Alpha Males, as they’re packed with excellent women, but for lower-quality men (fat, unathletic, no social skills, introverted, nerdy, etc.) they’re horrible.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    @prosa123

    Yeah, but the women are horrible feminist monsters.

  106. @Mr McKenna
    San Diego? Yes, a fairly pleasant town with perfect weather.

    It's called the "Lot" effect, I believe.

    The especially sad thing about Minneapolis was that it probably the most successful big city in the Midwest in recent years.
     
    Read up on Lisa Bender if you haven't. She's a SJW straight out of Central Casting.

    They have made their own bed up there. I hope they follow through.

    Replies: @James Bowery, @OsgoodDeLaPoopoo

    Minneapolis was targeted for destruction about the time William Norris went head to head against Wall Street with Control Data’s billions in an attempt to reverse the urbanization of the US using an advanced computer network (PLATO) and technologies to support a _serious_ “back to the land” movement for Boomers with artisinal rural homesteads. Wall Street wanted that small town girl nookie and would have none of THAT.

    • Agree: Hemid
  107. @Harry Baldwin
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    the blowhard do-nothing President can be re-elected

    The iSteve black-pillers love to describe Trump this way. Yes, Trump , with little support from his party and relentless, traitorous subversion from the opposition, has not done as much as we would like. At the same time, has actually accomplished a good deal that a conservative should like--you should be able to think of at least ten significant things. If can't acknowledge that, I believe you just want to wallow in your black-pilledness.

    Replies: @Father Coughlin, @Jane Plain, @Mr. Anon

    At the same time, has actually accomplished a good deal that a conservative should like–you should be able to think of at least ten significant things.

    Why? Because you can’t?

    Trump staffed his administration almost exclusively with people who despised him, the platform he ran on, or both. He’s a moron, a blowhard, and a failure.

  108. @black sea
    @Steve Sailer

    In interviews, I've seen both Steve Bannon and Newt Gingrich acknowledge Pelosi's skill and effectiveness as House Speaker.

    She's sort of intolerable to me to watch (as are many politicians), but apparently she's still got her chops. Which of course is a shame.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Antonius, @Mr. Anon, @Anon

    In interviews, I’ve seen both Steve Bannon and Newt Gingrich acknowledge Pelosi’s skill and effectiveness as House Speaker.

    She’s sort of intolerable to me to watch (as are many politicians), but apparently she’s still got her chops.

    She can thank Polygrip for that.

    • LOL: Kylie
  109. Corn says:
    @Joe Stalin
    @Corn

    Robert E. Lee could have been a Union general.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeGBpTFZhh4

    He could have switched sides.

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

    His motivation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG0mm4-7TgU

    Replies: @Corn

    I thought the Virginia born Robert Duvall was much better casting of Robert E Lee in Gods and Generals. I enjoyed Gettysburg but it was hard to take the short, slightly chubby, flaming liberal Martin Sheen seriously in the role, no matter how much I’ve enjoyed his other work.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Corn

    An actor named Joseph Crehan played Grant in nine different movies from the 30s through the 50s

  110. @Steve Sailer
    @TelfoedJohn

    I worked with a white guy from the Cayman Islands. He had sort of a mild accent that was a cross between Bob Marley and Long John Silver.

    Replies: @Corn

    That sounds both funny and awesome.

  111. @prosa123
    @Anonymous

    New York and Washington are terrific places for Alpha Males, as they're packed with excellent women, but for lower-quality men (fat, unathletic, no social skills, introverted, nerdy, etc.) they're horrible.

    Replies: @Cloudbuster

    Yeah, but the women are horrible feminist monsters.

  112. @Bardon Kaldian
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Wittgenstein was tough & although he played language games- he never lost a sense of reality.

    Could this crazy woman have the guts to do what Ludwig had done in WW1? A passage from Paul Johnson's "Heroes":


    The coming of the European war in August 1914 interrupted this self-imposed exile, and gave some kind of purpose to his life. He joined the Austrian army as a private soldier, refusing all the opportunities open to a man of his wealth and connections to secure an immediate commission. This was characteristic. Moreover, once in the army, he rejected all service outside the front line. He fought mainly on the eastern front against the Russians, exposing himself recklessly to fire and danger, and performing acts of valor which evoked admiration. In particular he repeatedly volunteered for duties as a “forward observer.” This involved crawling into no-man’sland with binoculars and a field telephone, and reporting back to brigade headquarters the results of artillery fire. It was, reportedly, the most perilous of all military duties, and the life of those who performed it was short.
     
    I doubt it.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Jus' Sayin'..., @Peter D. Bredon, @Anonymous

    Wittgenstein was that rarest of intellectuals a man who could in later life ruthlessly examine his life’s work up to that point, discard most of it as pointless, and begin over again. This requires an extraordinarily rare kind of moral courage.

    • Replies: @Peter D. Bredon
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    No, it just shows that it was all made-up bullshit. The first set wasn't working so (((They))) pulled it an substituted another set.

  113. @Dan Smith
    @Kent Nationalist

    I don’t believe she is, just ugly. But the city council does have a tranny. M to F and s(he) is hideous.

    Replies: @Wuhan Luke

    TWO transexuals. One F to M and fairly convincing.

  114. @black sea
    @Steve Sailer

    In interviews, I've seen both Steve Bannon and Newt Gingrich acknowledge Pelosi's skill and effectiveness as House Speaker.

    She's sort of intolerable to me to watch (as are many politicians), but apparently she's still got her chops. Which of course is a shame.

    Replies: @anonymous, @Antonius, @Mr. Anon, @Anon

    She’s getting too old to be effective anymore. She’s beginning to lose it. She really doesn’t know how to handle Trump. She takes Trump’s bait every time and then does stupid stuff.

  115. If you’re feeling down about Lisa Bender and the tolerance of Minneapolis voters for insane wokery, she did get horribly roasted for claiming sexism was behind her getting called out for not shoveling her sidewalk:

    http://www.citypages.com/news/lisa-bender-accuses-star-tribune-of-sexism-because-she-doesnt-shovel-her-sidewalk/501486382

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Wuhan Luke

    She's an Ice Person, not a Snow Person.

  116. @Anonymous
    @prosa123


    New York and Washington are both bad places for ordinary men to find women. Too much competition from Alpha Males in finance and government, respectively.
     
    They're the best places to find the best looking/most intelligent women.

    That’s why the alphas hang out there. Even the women in L.A. generally can’t compare to the quality of women in NYC. For looks and brains, NYC wins. They’re just as wacky as women anywhere else, however.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @prosa123, @The Germ Theory of Disease

    NYC?! LA?!? You people have lost your minds.

    The best women are in Texas.

    Maybe there’s some weird mistranslation problem going on. The topic was “women,” right? Not pizza or paella or something, correct?

    • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @obwandiyag
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Correct. Texas. By a long shot. White black and Mexican. Texas.

    , @Anon
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Texas has good German stock jn high numbers that help all races out with their looks, but Texas also has an over-abundance of Celts and the Orc-ish.

    For pure volume of good looking women Texas is hard to beat, yet not quite at the top, but there are places with much better ratios of those women. Which is actually what matters for QOL. As a general rule, those places won't be the largest or most prosperous cities (money attracts a lot of men of all races and the physically less gifted).

    Though if one adds "conservative" or "traditional" to the filter, Texas's profile improves greatly. Contrary to popular conserva-net belief, some of the best looking stock, in terms of ratio, is in extremely liberal areas.

    , @Charon
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    The problem with Texas women--who can indeed be fun and statuesque--is that the smartest ones top out around 110 IQ. They wouldn't last a minute in NY or DC.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @theMann
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    A belt runs from New Mexico to Georgia that is the best place to meet marriage quality women, followed by the Pacific Northwest. They are, of course, the worst places to hook up.
    The Big Apple is by far the best place for one night stands. Almost every fit male in the city is a flamer, so there is a huge imbalance between same age hetero males and females. Plus the paradox of the female, the more educated they are, the stupider they are about men.
    California and DC are, Thank God, outside my experience. Still, I am reminded of an interview an Indian immigrant gave once that I read somewhere- they asked him what disappointed him most about America, and he replied "the women aren't nearly as promiscuous as they are made out to be in the movies".

  117. Lot says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    My opinion in 1979-1982 was that L.A. had more beautiful women than NYC. But that was before Wall Street got rich in 1982.

    That may not be true in recent years.

    Replies: @Lot, @Anon, @Anonymous, @Alden

    Maybe it isn’t the 1980s, but the white woman on the street in nice parts of LA is still very attractive. Not just hollywood either.

    NYC seems to have far more SF type women, who could be hot, and often stay slim and fit, but have the stressed out frumpy corporate drone look. And the NYC accent is just ugly too.

    Worldwide, Nordic countries easily have the hottest young women, but they age, bulk up, and get anger-stress looks pretty fast, so Slavic and French women probably win after age 26 or so.

  118. Lot says:
    @Cloudbuster
    @jim jones

    (((Brian Leiter))) calling for a coup to overthrow the President.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/kotakuinaction2/comments/gyh0d0/brian_leiter_uoc_professor_calls_for_a_military/

    Replies: @Lot

    Brian Leiter was credibly accused of mailing his poop to three rival professors.

    It’s possible he was framed though. If so, it was someone else in Chicago area who knew to mail it from a place near the airport around the time Leiter was leaving for a flight.

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katiejmbaker/professors-receive-packets-of-poop

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Lot


    Brian Leiter was credibly accused of mailing his poop to three rival professors.
     
    Are you certain he was not, in actuality, mailing them academic papers, instead?

    Having been subjected to dense, impenetrable, and downright noxious academic papers firsthand, I can attest that distinguishing between the two is not the easiest of tasks.
  119. If somebody is breaking into your house it probably is the police

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @obwandiyag

    Speak for yourself, crackhead.

  120. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Anonymous

    NYC?! LA?!? You people have lost your minds.

    The best women are in Texas.

    Maybe there's some weird mistranslation problem going on. The topic was "women," right? Not pizza or paella or something, correct?

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @Anon, @Charon, @theMann

    Correct. Texas. By a long shot. White black and Mexican. Texas.

  121. @Wuhan Luke
    If you're feeling down about Lisa Bender and the tolerance of Minneapolis voters for insane wokery, she did get horribly roasted for claiming sexism was behind her getting called out for not shoveling her sidewalk:

    http://www.citypages.com/news/lisa-bender-accuses-star-tribune-of-sexism-because-she-doesnt-shovel-her-sidewalk/501486382

    Replies: @black sea

    She’s an Ice Person, not a Snow Person.

  122. If there’s a city that *ought* to be free of vibrants it is Minneapolis.

    Because it’s continental it’s weather is actually even harsher than the old country its Scandinavians came from. Scandi big cities have less winter light, but are oceanically moderated. (More like cold versions of Seattle.) Minneapolis has a climate more like someplace in Russia.

    The American blacks should be someplace Houston, New Orleans, Mobile, etc. Somalis–well actually they belong in Somalia! But they dam sure don’t fit in Minnesota. Their only reason for being their is sponging off whitey.

    White people should have someplace where they can be left alone.

    ~~~

    The minoritarian regime explicitly refuses to do the job of a nation state and protect the nation.

    But the nastiest piece is that doesn’t do the job of national defense, but then also stops people from what they did prior to the nation state–defending their tribe’s own patch.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @AnotherDad

    >>White people should have someplace where they can be left alone.<<

    I was raised in an almost totally white community. Small but fairly decent local culture. Now I live near a huge metropolitan area, very racially diverse. Many foreign residents, a hard working place with a Protestant work ethic.

    When I visit the old homestead I am surrounded by white people. That makes me oddly nervous. Too many white people, can't be trusted. Actually, stories I hear about former neighbors and even when I lived there weren't exactly idyllic. Whites can go very bad, and when they do they are very dangerous. Both pretty young next door neighbor girls were murdered by their white boyfriends (after I left).

    Now the local politics is "woke" so idiot liberals run the place, full of government employees. Still a nice place pretty much. Mainly too small for criminals to hide for very long.

    But I prefer a few more nonwhites in the mix. Food is better and vibe is friendlier. White folks from where I hail from aren't very friendly. So while this may go against the grain here, Whitetopia isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Ted Kaczynski lived just up the road (after I left) and he was one crazy white dude. Smart but crazy leftist eco nut.

    My main point is that being around white people doesn't necessarily mean you'll be "left alone." That can be a racist error in thinking.

    Replies: @Anon, @Charon

  123. vhrm says:
    @njguy73
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    Bad idea: getting your first job out of college in any area with a large military presence.

    Better idea: getting your first job out of college in any area with a large academic presence.

    Replies: @vhrm

    Bad idea: getting your first job out of college in any area with a large military presence.

    Better idea: getting your first job out of college in any area with a large academic presence.

    How ’bout get ROTC to pay for your college and have your first job out of college BE the military?

    • Replies: @njguy73
    @vhrm

    No, because you might get sent to some turdpile where you may not come back with your balls intact.

    Having job in early 20s in college town = access to hot coeds impressed by slightly older guy who's on the way up.

  124. Anon[192] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    My opinion in 1979-1982 was that L.A. had more beautiful women than NYC. But that was before Wall Street got rich in 1982.

    That may not be true in recent years.

    Replies: @Lot, @Anon, @Anonymous, @Alden

    Southern California, and the California Coast in general, has a base stock of tall Anglo-Saxons that created that classic California Girl Look.

    Although you can still go to more isolated or wealthy parts of the coastal areas to reliably observe them, since the uptick in immigration their presence has been well diluted by every manner of person who is not them. Now, a lot of that observation will be of aging boomers or geriatrics.

  125. @wren
    Over the past few years "urbex" videos have been very popular on youtube and other places.

    Many urban explorers visit once grand theaters and hotels in places like Detroit that are now in the process of going back to nature, helped by the kinds of people who moved into the neighborhood.

    I don't know if these videos have imprinted anything in my subconscious, but it is with a deep and profound sense of sadness and loss that I watch some of the videos of the rioting and looting.

    Replies: @Jane Plain, @ganderson, @Reg Cæsar, @Kyle

    Many urban explorers visit once grand theaters and hotels in places like Detroit that are now in the process of going back to nature, helped by the kinds of people who moved into the neighborhood…

    …in 1619.

  126. Anonymous[178] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease
    "calling the police when your house is broken into comes from a place of privilege."

    Well, Wittgenstein would point out that she is technically correct: if you have stuff in your house that is valuable enough to be worth stealing (hence the burglary), then you have a pronounced value-differential relative to the thieves; hence your home, where the phone call is originating from, is literally a place of privilege.

    Now you know why nobody ever made Wittgenstein the chief of police.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Lurker, @kihowi, @Pericles, @Anonymous, @Peter D. Bredon

    “privilege” comes from “private” “law”, and originally meant that a group (clergy, military, tenant on a manor) had a law written especially for that person. In that sense, those in the US military have a private law — the UCMJ, and are “privileged” in the origial meaning.

    “calling the police when your house is broken into comes from a place of privilege.” is therefore incorrect — anybody can call the police to report a burglary. If the burglar (or shoplifters) were only subject to law enforcement if they stole more they a certain amount, the burglar (or shoplifters) would be “privileged” in the original meaning.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Anonymous

    "privilege comes from private law and means..."

    Look, if you want to discuss historical philology and its relation to the genealogy of Western morals, then you have to speak to Nietzsche. If you want to discuss stringent semi-autistic quasi-mathematical theories of language and their implications for a practical applied philosophy, then you join us at the Wittgenstein/John Searle Cocktail Hour. If you can't understand what a joke is in the first place, then I refer you to Catullus.

    And if you just want to be a smartypants, then let me introduce you to my friend Colonel Kurtz.

    , @njguy73
    @Anonymous

    You do realize that there are people who live in neighborhood that police are less inclined to enter in response to calls?

  127. @Hannah Katz
    I think it would be a good move for Texas to trade El Paso County to California for San Diego County. EPC is more Democrat and more Latino so it would fit in better in Cali, and SDC is actually more conservative and friendly to the military, which is a better fit for Texas. As a bonus, the move would give Texas a Pacific beach and comparative cooler vacation spot to visit without patronizing Californians. And Californians could visit El Paso for more diversity vibrancy. Just a thought.

    Replies: @Muggles

    >>I think it would be a good move for Texas to trade El Paso County to California for San Diego County. EPC is more Democrat and more Latino so it would fit in better in Cali, and SDC is actually more conservative and friendly to the military, which is a better fit for Texas. As a bonus, the move would give Texas a Pacific beach and comparative cooler vacation spot to visit without patronizing Californians. And Californians could visit El Paso for more diversity vibrancy. Just a thought.<<

    There is no state income tax in El Paso county (or Texas) so that would boost shopping there from Cali. Oddly enough they brag in El Paso that it is quicker to drive to San Diego from there than to Austin, Houston or Dallas. Probably true depending on the AZ traffic cops.

    But El Paso is also heavily military. Fort Bliss is the largest US training base. Just up north across the border in NM is the White Sands Test Range. Lots of brainy military types there, and also Holloman AFB adjacent in Alamogordo NM (drones & stealth). So despite Beta O'Rourke, the West Texas ethos of the Second Amendment and cultural conservatism is pretty strong there.

    Texas would gladly do the swap but building the canal over from the Pacific would be a bitch.

    • Replies: @Hannah Katz
    @Muggles

    True that. I had not thought of the canal. Building one through mountains would be difficult.

  128. @Mr McKenna
    San Diego? Yes, a fairly pleasant town with perfect weather.

    It's called the "Lot" effect, I believe.

    The especially sad thing about Minneapolis was that it probably the most successful big city in the Midwest in recent years.
     
    Read up on Lisa Bender if you haven't. She's a SJW straight out of Central Casting.

    They have made their own bed up there. I hope they follow through.

    Replies: @James Bowery, @OsgoodDeLaPoopoo

    The Jews hate,hate,hate those Minneapolis goyim and they will not rest until they destroy that benighted town.

  129. @AnotherDad
    If there's a city that *ought* to be free of vibrants it is Minneapolis.

    Because it's continental it's weather is actually even harsher than the old country its Scandinavians came from. Scandi big cities have less winter light, but are oceanically moderated. (More like cold versions of Seattle.) Minneapolis has a climate more like someplace in Russia.

    The American blacks should be someplace Houston, New Orleans, Mobile, etc. Somalis--well actually they belong in Somalia! But they dam sure don't fit in Minnesota. Their only reason for being their is sponging off whitey.

    White people should have someplace where they can be left alone.

    ~~~

    The minoritarian regime explicitly refuses to do the job of a nation state and protect the nation.

    But the nastiest piece is that doesn't do the job of national defense, but then also stops people from what they did prior to the nation state--defending their tribe's own patch.

    Replies: @Muggles

    >>White people should have someplace where they can be left alone.<<

    I was raised in an almost totally white community. Small but fairly decent local culture. Now I live near a huge metropolitan area, very racially diverse. Many foreign residents, a hard working place with a Protestant work ethic.

    When I visit the old homestead I am surrounded by white people. That makes me oddly nervous. Too many white people, can't be trusted. Actually, stories I hear about former neighbors and even when I lived there weren't exactly idyllic. Whites can go very bad, and when they do they are very dangerous. Both pretty young next door neighbor girls were murdered by their white boyfriends (after I left).

    Now the local politics is "woke" so idiot liberals run the place, full of government employees. Still a nice place pretty much. Mainly too small for criminals to hide for very long.

    But I prefer a few more nonwhites in the mix. Food is better and vibe is friendlier. White folks from where I hail from aren't very friendly. So while this may go against the grain here, Whitetopia isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Ted Kaczynski lived just up the road (after I left) and he was one crazy white dude. Smart but crazy leftist eco nut.

    My main point is that being around white people doesn't necessarily mean you'll be "left alone." That can be a racist error in thinking.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Muggles

    Stats don't bear out your claims about Whites.

    Nonwhite places are not friendlier, except for the abundance non-white sociopaths who are adept at using "friendliness" is a means to victimize.

    It is proven that multi-racial places cause a much higher incidence of social isolation, primarily because people begin bunkering in their residences (not acting communal). Due to low community trust.

    The food is not better unless one enjoys deep fried foods loaded with too much salt, sugar, and spice. That's not better. For better food (French, New American, etc), seek wealthier White neighborhoods.

    Whiteopia is exactly what it's cracked up to be. I've livigd in both Whiteopia and now in an inter-racial transition zone for a couple of decades. This place is violent, low trust, and everyone is on edge from the encroaching Blacks and their violent crime .

    You are afflicted with the common disease of boredom that occurs in White rural areas, and think that the increase in adrenaline and interest from novel behavior is "better". It isn't.

    There are few "racist" errors in thinking. 95% of racist views are the most accurate view of the world and the politics that are at the core of most human political action.

    , @Charon
    @Muggles

    Step away from the T.V. set

  130. @obwandiyag
    If somebody is breaking into your house it probably is the police

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Speak for yourself, crackhead.

  131. Any Black person, inclusive of the most hardened sociopath, who wants to get rid of the Police does not understand the true purpose of the Police.

    Meditate on that fact.

  132. Anonymous[111] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @kihowi

    Wittgenstein had some amazing autistic traits. For example, if you invited him to visit for a week, he'd insist that whatever you fed him for his first meal -- pheasant under glass or a peanut butter sandwich -- you must feed him for the remaining 20 meals.

    I read an article about him in National Review in the 1970s that was quite memorable about his personality.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Cortes, @peterike, @Anonymous, @RudyM

    Wittgenstein was exceptionally intelligent even by the standards of top physicists/mathematicians/PhD philosphers. People like to throw these huge IQ numbers around, when 99.999% of the time. In reality, an extremely smart person has an IQ of 140, and science Nobelists average 155. Wittgenstein has a genuine deviation IQ of 190, which puts him above Kepler, Kant, Copernicus and at the same level of Newton.

    Wittgenstein is called often the “Man Who Killed Philosophy”. In his Tractatus, Wittgenstein proposes that all philosophical questions actually result from the misuse of language. According to Wittgenstein, Reality is made of small, completely independent facts that interact to create larger facts that have only transitory and contextual meaning. Wittgenstein called these “atomistic facts”. They result from axiomatic, infallible premises that are not language-based. In mathematics, all facts are atomistic facts, and all amthematical facts follow logically from axioms. In physics, too, but physics language starts to aply a confusing part, which is why physicists try their best to express physical truths in mathematical form and only result to phrasal definitions when the mathematics cannot describe it entirely.

    [MORE]

    But, in philosophy, language plays a preponderant role. According to Wittgenstein, the true meaning of a sentence, definition or word is it’s use. Words play in language the same role as numbers in mathematics; unlike in mathematics, where all numbers are axiomatically derived from the acceptance of the number “1” as the basic fundamental construct of all math, words exist as completely separate entities. Not only do they have multiple meanings in many case, the combination of these separate entities into sentences, definitions and statements result in multiple defering interpretations. Language is not a tool for elucidation of derivative facts that follow logically from axioms; rather, they are flexible definitions that serve the function of allowing people to “paint pictures” of reality as they see it. Language is a tool that social primates use to distort and manipulate facts to their own liking. Hence, there are mathematical facts and mathematical proofs, and physics problems and physical facts that are demonstrable by falsifiable tests. But there are no genuine philosophical problems. Hence, the same philosophical problems are debated since the time of Plato for twenty five centuries, just like a fly traped in a jab without a lid will eternally try to get out by flying to all sides, instead of just flying up.

    Wittgensetein’s “Tractatus” is considered by many to be the single most brilliant work in philosophy since the formalization of logic by Aristotle 2,300 years ago. Philosophers themselves are divided: some worship Wittgenstein for having finally resolved so much confusion, but others resent him as having made phislophy largely redundant.

    Wittgenstein was a very idiosyncractic and fascinating personality. He was a homosexual(actually bisexual, but whatever), but he had many stereotypical masculine concerns, such as a desire to find patterns in the World and a tendency towards obsessivness. Also, unlike most of these type of man, who usually tend be cowardly, Wittgenstein had the heart of a lion. He fought in WWI, where he was condecorated multiple times for his bravery. Wittgenstein was an extremly tough and brave man, which is unusal in intellectual types.

    Wittgenstein also became notorious for his romantic failures and sexual frustration. He often fell in love with teenaged boys that couldn’t care less about him. He often had multiple affairs with women, although he never developed any romantic affection for a woman.

    Conservatives often dislike Wittgenstein both for him homsosexual/bisexual, but also because Wittgenstein ridiculed religion often. Wittgenstein wrote:

    “At the heart of every rligion there is the child, the child always, looking for a father to protect him from the dastardly nature of reality, which doesn’t care about human beings and their problems.”

    Wittgenstein suggested that Nietzsche’s Overman might not be necessarily a Superior Man(like Wittgenstein obviously was), but simply a true *adult” that accepts that this life is the only one we will ever have, and that in a God-less Universe where physicality is all there is and morality is an exclusively human concern, it is up to humans to decide their own morality based on facts, logic and empathy, without having any sort of higher authority to admonis or reward them for their moral choices.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    Maybe Witt was the most intelligent man who ever lived, but why was his view on philosophy considered a breakthrough? You mean people never realized that language is inexact and often used vaguely and ambiguously? I mean, even without any study in philosophy, we know this to be true of so-called 'social sciences'.

  133. Anon[982] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Anonymous

    NYC?! LA?!? You people have lost your minds.

    The best women are in Texas.

    Maybe there's some weird mistranslation problem going on. The topic was "women," right? Not pizza or paella or something, correct?

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @Anon, @Charon, @theMann

    Texas has good German stock jn high numbers that help all races out with their looks, but Texas also has an over-abundance of Celts and the Orc-ish.

    For pure volume of good looking women Texas is hard to beat, yet not quite at the top, but there are places with much better ratios of those women. Which is actually what matters for QOL. As a general rule, those places won’t be the largest or most prosperous cities (money attracts a lot of men of all races and the physically less gifted).

    Though if one adds “conservative” or “traditional” to the filter, Texas’s profile improves greatly. Contrary to popular conserva-net belief, some of the best looking stock, in terms of ratio, is in extremely liberal areas.

  134. @Jane Plain
    @Harry Baldwin

    "little support"

    The farcial impeachment was never in doubt. Don't tell me that you wasted a brain cell on this.

    "accomplished a good deal"

    Such as?

    Immigration?

    Tax reform?

    Tell us, please.

    Replies: @Manfred Arcane, @Buffalo Joe, @ben tillman

    Jane. if he would just stop with his back at you tweets he would seem less sophmoric.

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
    @Buffalo Joe

    Hard to blame him for that, considering the unhinged 24×7 negative media coverage, all the six major late night talk shows, the Daily Show, Bill Maher, John Olivier, SNL running attacks all the time. The fact the media blew up the phony Russia investigation to epic porportions, the crazy, frothing at the mouth attacks on his SC nominees.

    Jeff Sessions letting the media convince him they would play by Marquess of Queensberry Rules instead of instituting an indefinite fishing expedition. This isn't the 1980s, when there were still some big media not leftist, still some old timey liberals who believed editorials were for the Op-Ed page and didn't permit news reporters to do it when reporting news stories, that world is gone.

  135. @Steve Sailer
    @ThreeCranes

    Nancy Pelosi, an 80 year old woman with 5 children who is a fairly effective Speaker of the House, is a pretty fit genetic specimen.

    Replies: @Alan Mercer, @Buffalo Joe

    Steve, Pelosi has also lived a life of absolute “privilege” in every respect of the word. A multi multi millionaire can afford personal trainers, chefs, a driver and all the trapping that add years to your life.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Buffalo Joe

    She needs to find a better plastic surgeon, I recommend Dr Leaf in Beverly Hills Ca. He does Jane Fonda, Goldie Hawn Michelle Phieffer Superb work.

    Replies: @Jane Plain

    , @Alden
    @Buffalo Joe

    My grandmother and her sisters were not people of privilege. They were born in the 1880s before vaccines and modern medicine. Grandma lived to 93 and had 2 children in her mid forties and her sisters lived to be over 100. I doubt they ever exercised or heard of health food and diets in their entire lives.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @OsgoodDeLaPoopoo

  136. Anon[422] • Disclaimer says:
    @Muggles
    @AnotherDad

    >>White people should have someplace where they can be left alone.<<

    I was raised in an almost totally white community. Small but fairly decent local culture. Now I live near a huge metropolitan area, very racially diverse. Many foreign residents, a hard working place with a Protestant work ethic.

    When I visit the old homestead I am surrounded by white people. That makes me oddly nervous. Too many white people, can't be trusted. Actually, stories I hear about former neighbors and even when I lived there weren't exactly idyllic. Whites can go very bad, and when they do they are very dangerous. Both pretty young next door neighbor girls were murdered by their white boyfriends (after I left).

    Now the local politics is "woke" so idiot liberals run the place, full of government employees. Still a nice place pretty much. Mainly too small for criminals to hide for very long.

    But I prefer a few more nonwhites in the mix. Food is better and vibe is friendlier. White folks from where I hail from aren't very friendly. So while this may go against the grain here, Whitetopia isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Ted Kaczynski lived just up the road (after I left) and he was one crazy white dude. Smart but crazy leftist eco nut.

    My main point is that being around white people doesn't necessarily mean you'll be "left alone." That can be a racist error in thinking.

    Replies: @Anon, @Charon

    Stats don’t bear out your claims about Whites.

    Nonwhite places are not friendlier, except for the abundance non-white sociopaths who are adept at using “friendliness” is a means to victimize.

    It is proven that multi-racial places cause a much higher incidence of social isolation, primarily because people begin bunkering in their residences (not acting communal). Due to low community trust.

    The food is not better unless one enjoys deep fried foods loaded with too much salt, sugar, and spice. That’s not better. For better food (French, New American, etc), seek wealthier White neighborhoods.

    Whiteopia is exactly what it’s cracked up to be. I’ve livigd in both Whiteopia and now in an inter-racial transition zone for a couple of decades. This place is violent, low trust, and everyone is on edge from the encroaching Blacks and their violent crime .

    You are afflicted with the common disease of boredom that occurs in White rural areas, and think that the increase in adrenaline and interest from novel behavior is “better”. It isn’t.

    There are few “racist” errors in thinking. 95% of racist views are the most accurate view of the world and the politics that are at the core of most human political action.

  137. @Anonymous
    @The Alarmist


    Is it proximity to the Southern Border that keeps San Diego relatively sane?
     
    No. It’s been one of the last places American black people chose to settle in. Except when immigrants are dumped there.

    Thanks to Obama, there’s a little community of Congolese in their suburbs. A few years ago, one of them went into a juju trance, and was dancing in the middle of a busy street, waving a small piece of wood. Police came, the Congolese wave his magic wood at them, the police assumed it was a gun, and shot him dead. The Congolese, with the help of "community organizers," staged a protest, but it being San Diego, and social media not being an effective rioting tool yet, it petered out. Nobody really cared but the Congolese, and their community witch doctors.

    Outside of that, there still isn’t a significant number of blacks there.

    Thanks to the Current power of social media, if that happened now, there would be a riot, led by Nancy Pelosi in a grass skirt, her eyes rolled up into the back of her head, and a bone in her nose.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    … led by Nancy Pelosi in a grass skirt ….

    Do ya think she can work it in to go with the face mask and the Kente cloth?

  138. As I’ve said before in the comments section:

    These women combine the political behavior of Mao’s Cultural Revolution with the psychological deficiencies of the Manson family recruits.

    “Not allowing yourself to be killed is asserting privilege.” Mmmmmkay.

  139. @Chrisnonymous
    @Kent Nationalist


    city councilwoman explains that calling the police when your house is broken into comes from a place of privilege
     
    I want to start a YouTube channel where people sit, Mystery Science Theater 3000-style, and watch videos of crazy leftists like this woman and just make fun of them.

    I wonder how long that channel could stay up before having to move to BitChute...

    Replies: @Dr. Krieger

    I built a Crow T. Robot puppet that is fully functional and am working on Tom Servo.
    I’d be willing to work on that project.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Dr. Krieger

    I'm not funny enough, but maybe if you got Steve to do the writing...

  140. I would pay good money for a “Where to Live in North America” book written for iSteve readers in mind. San Diego has been mentioned, but where else is low crime, majority white, healthy, generally pleasant, and not overpriced?

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @TelfoedJohn

    There are plenty of "Best Places" lists online and they generally pick places such as smallish towns across the upper Midwest. They of course do not list "fewest blacks" as a criteria, but the measures they do use --percent of people with degrees, low unemployment and especially low crime -- are obvious proxies for whiteness.

    They usually do not comment on "hotness of women," if that's going to be one of your key criteria

  141. @ganderson
    @wren

    Lisa Bender was cited 7 times last year for failing to shovel her sidewalk. I see that here in my New England college town- lots of concern for the poor benighted underclass, and the denizens of what the President called "bleephole" countries, not much for the people they live amongst.

    Replies: @anon

    And she was the one pushing hardest to fine people for not shoveling because of it’s effect on walking and mobility for the infirm and elderly. Then called the newspaper sexist for reporting said fact.

    http://www.citypages.com/news/lisa-bender-accuses-star-tribune-of-sexism-because-she-doesnt-shovel-her-sidewalk/501486382

    Insane, delusional narcissism.

  142. @Anon
    Dating is tough in 'Man Diego.'

    Too many fit guys out at the clubs. Big male presence from the military too.

    Ratios are horrendous. Too many dudes.

    San Diego women look half as good as LA, but have twice the attitude.

    As a guy, expect to date down.

    Minneapolis has better ratios.

    Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy, @J.Ross, @prosa123, @Alden

    I knew a young woman who hated living in San Diego because she couldn’t leave the house or work without being harassed by sailors.

    San Diego has a low crime rate because it has a small black population. That’s all

  143. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    My opinion in 1979-1982 was that L.A. had more beautiful women than NYC. But that was before Wall Street got rich in 1982.

    That may not be true in recent years.

    Replies: @Lot, @Anon, @Anonymous, @Alden

    My opinion in 1979-1982 was that L.A. had more beautiful women than NYC. But that was before Wall Street got rich in 1982.

    That may not be true in recent years.

    Agreed, regarding that time frame.

    I had a friend from the east coast visiting who used to go on about heather locklear. I said, “dude… take a walk on Huntington Beach anytime during the summer. There are tons of heather locklears playing frisbee, and better. I seem to recall Bo Derek was “discovered” in Huntington Beach.

    I wasn’t in NYC till ‘82, and things were changing as modeling became a super hot profession, with girls from all over the world converging on NYC with the many modeling agencies that would have them. The women I dated in L.A., were super-cute. The women I dated in NYC were stunning. Some of the non-models were also pretty intelligent.

    Too many American women everywhere are kind of fat, and not as good looking now. I don’t know why, except maybe working out isn’t as important to them as back in my day. I certainly don’t see “stunning” women anymore.

  144. @Buffalo Joe
    @Steve Sailer

    Steve, Pelosi has also lived a life of absolute "privilege" in every respect of the word. A multi multi millionaire can afford personal trainers, chefs, a driver and all the trapping that add years to your life.

    Replies: @Alden, @Alden

    She needs to find a better plastic surgeon, I recommend Dr Leaf in Beverly Hills Ca. He does Jane Fonda, Goldie Hawn Michelle Phieffer Superb work.

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
    @Alden

    Jane Fonda has ended up looking like Carol Burnett. I'm positive that if she had aged naturally she would look like an old, wealthy, WASP: haggard but elegant.

    She can't even go gray naturally - she has her hair dyed gray.

  145. @Anonymous
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    "privilege" comes from "private" "law", and originally meant that a group (clergy, military, tenant on a manor) had a law written especially for that person. In that sense, those in the US military have a private law -- the UCMJ, and are "privileged" in the origial meaning.

    “calling the police when your house is broken into comes from a place of privilege.” is therefore incorrect -- anybody can call the police to report a burglary. If the burglar (or shoplifters) were only subject to law enforcement if they stole more they a certain amount, the burglar (or shoplifters) would be "privileged" in the original meaning.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @njguy73

    “privilege comes from private law and means…”

    Look, if you want to discuss historical philology and its relation to the genealogy of Western morals, then you have to speak to Nietzsche. If you want to discuss stringent semi-autistic quasi-mathematical theories of language and their implications for a practical applied philosophy, then you join us at the Wittgenstein/John Searle Cocktail Hour. If you can’t understand what a joke is in the first place, then I refer you to Catullus.

    And if you just want to be a smartypants, then let me introduce you to my friend Colonel Kurtz.

  146. @Buffalo Joe
    @Steve Sailer

    Steve, Pelosi has also lived a life of absolute "privilege" in every respect of the word. A multi multi millionaire can afford personal trainers, chefs, a driver and all the trapping that add years to your life.

    Replies: @Alden, @Alden

    My grandmother and her sisters were not people of privilege. They were born in the 1880s before vaccines and modern medicine. Grandma lived to 93 and had 2 children in her mid forties and her sisters lived to be over 100. I doubt they ever exercised or heard of health food and diets in their entire lives.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Alden


    I doubt they ever exercised or heard of health food and diets in their entire lives.
     
    They predated white bread, mass sugaring, and supermarkets, and would have had long stretches of restricting food, e.g., WWI and WWII.

    Their clothes weighed several times what today's do-- just walking was a workout. As was the pedal on the loom.

    They were in their forties before they drove anywhere. And would have had to crank when they did. That is exercise!

    Did they smoke? Ladies usually didn't. Were they Prohibitionists temperant?

    They were closer to Amishwomen than to the modern American chicklet. Just try and replicate their "lifestyle" today. Betcha can't!

    Replies: @Alden

    , @OsgoodDeLaPoopoo
    @Alden

    They were prostitutes?

  147. @Muggles
    @AnotherDad

    >>White people should have someplace where they can be left alone.<<

    I was raised in an almost totally white community. Small but fairly decent local culture. Now I live near a huge metropolitan area, very racially diverse. Many foreign residents, a hard working place with a Protestant work ethic.

    When I visit the old homestead I am surrounded by white people. That makes me oddly nervous. Too many white people, can't be trusted. Actually, stories I hear about former neighbors and even when I lived there weren't exactly idyllic. Whites can go very bad, and when they do they are very dangerous. Both pretty young next door neighbor girls were murdered by their white boyfriends (after I left).

    Now the local politics is "woke" so idiot liberals run the place, full of government employees. Still a nice place pretty much. Mainly too small for criminals to hide for very long.

    But I prefer a few more nonwhites in the mix. Food is better and vibe is friendlier. White folks from where I hail from aren't very friendly. So while this may go against the grain here, Whitetopia isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Ted Kaczynski lived just up the road (after I left) and he was one crazy white dude. Smart but crazy leftist eco nut.

    My main point is that being around white people doesn't necessarily mean you'll be "left alone." That can be a racist error in thinking.

    Replies: @Anon, @Charon

    Step away from the T.V. set

  148. @Father Coughlin
    @Harry Baldwin

    I tend to agree. These black-pillers seem to forget two things: 1) Separation of powers and the Constitution 2) Paul Ryan, demon spawn of Mitt Romney, Existed.

    What most people in the dissident community (the main blackpillers) object to is a) the way he handled Charlottesville, and b) prison/criminal justice reform.

    They were tactical errors on his part.

    If he had done a) correctly, four things would be different:
    i) The alt-right and alt-light wouldnt have been demonized and they would right now be the youthful meme factory and the energy behind Trump 2020 just like they were Trump 2016
    ii) Antifa and BLM would have had its wings clipped
    iii) the police would have been scolded to provide riot protection or else, and the George Floyd riots might have just been George Floyd protests.
    iv) Biden wouldnt be in the race (In his announcement speech he basically said he was retired until Charlottesville happened).

    All Trump would have had to do is call for a federal investigation of what went wrong at Charlottesville, and the truth would have come out. Instead Trump gave the ADL a blank-check to meme C'ville whatever way they wanted.

    If he hadnt done b) there would have been fewer criminals out on the street to join in the rioting and fewer felons voting against him in November in key states.

    These are tactical errors. Every President commits a few.

    Replies: @Charon, @LondonBob

    Good points, and while I’m not a Trump fan I think much of what he’s done was simply by being in the White House. Thereby preventing (or slowing) the accelerated slide into the abyss with things like AFFH.

    For four years anyway.

  149. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    "calling the police when your house is broken into comes from a place of privilege."

    Well, Wittgenstein would point out that she is technically correct: if you have stuff in your house that is valuable enough to be worth stealing (hence the burglary), then you have a pronounced value-differential relative to the thieves; hence your home, where the phone call is originating from, is literally a place of privilege.

    Now you know why nobody ever made Wittgenstein the chief of police.

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @Lurker, @kihowi, @Pericles, @Anonymous, @Peter D. Bredon

    I know it’s not the point you’re making, but let it be noted that Wittgenstein was another phony Judaic psy-op; in the real world, not very bright and in fact a psychopath who beat a child to death.

    http://mileswmathis.com/russ.pdf

  150. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Anonymous

    NYC?! LA?!? You people have lost your minds.

    The best women are in Texas.

    Maybe there's some weird mistranslation problem going on. The topic was "women," right? Not pizza or paella or something, correct?

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @Anon, @Charon, @theMann

    The problem with Texas women–who can indeed be fun and statuesque–is that the smartest ones top out around 110 IQ. They wouldn’t last a minute in NY or DC.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Charon


    The problem with Texas women–who can indeed be fun and statuesque–is that the smartest ones top out around 110 IQ. They wouldn’t last a minute in NY or DC.
     
    Jerry Hall did okay.
  151. @Jus' Sayin'...
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Wittgenstein was that rarest of intellectuals a man who could in later life ruthlessly examine his life's work up to that point, discard most of it as pointless, and begin over again. This requires an extraordinarily rare kind of moral courage.

    Replies: @Peter D. Bredon

    No, it just shows that it was all made-up bullshit. The first set wasn’t working so (((They))) pulled it an substituted another set.

  152. @Bardon Kaldian
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Wittgenstein was tough & although he played language games- he never lost a sense of reality.

    Could this crazy woman have the guts to do what Ludwig had done in WW1? A passage from Paul Johnson's "Heroes":


    The coming of the European war in August 1914 interrupted this self-imposed exile, and gave some kind of purpose to his life. He joined the Austrian army as a private soldier, refusing all the opportunities open to a man of his wealth and connections to secure an immediate commission. This was characteristic. Moreover, once in the army, he rejected all service outside the front line. He fought mainly on the eastern front against the Russians, exposing himself recklessly to fire and danger, and performing acts of valor which evoked admiration. In particular he repeatedly volunteered for duties as a “forward observer.” This involved crawling into no-man’sland with binoculars and a field telephone, and reporting back to brigade headquarters the results of artillery fire. It was, reportedly, the most perilous of all military duties, and the life of those who performed it was short.
     
    I doubt it.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Jus' Sayin'..., @Peter D. Bredon, @Anonymous

    What I “doubt” is this story; just another neocon fable from the credulous Johnson. Miles Mathis actually put this story to rest:

    The next year, 1914, we are supposed to believe one of the richest gay men in Europe volunteered for the Austrian army. Yeah, I bet he did. We are told almost nothing of his first two years as a soldier, but then we are told that in 1916 he was on the Russian front, where he allegedly fought against British troops, and was awarded many medals. He was finally promoted to lieutenant in 1918, so we are supposed believe he was a private from 1914 to 1918? Oy vey. We are then supposed to believe he took military leave in summer of 1918, retiring to his summer house in Vienna to complete the Tractatus. Yeah, that makes sense. You get promoted to lieutenant near the end of the war, during the heaviest fighting, and they immediately send you home to work on your famous book? And you have no problem concentrating on that book after almost four years of being in the army, in the worst war of all time?

    After giving his book to the publisher, in October Wittgenstein was sent back to the front and was
    allegedly captured by the Allies in Trentino. We are supposed to believe the richest man in Austria
    then spent nine months in an Italian concentration camp. I guess his bunkmate was Andrew Carnegie.

  153. nobody can explain why there are less mexicans in San Diego than LA. i’ve heard noises about proximity to the border meaning law enforcement can crack down in SD in a way they can’t further north from their jurisdiction. other than that, it’s mystery.

    why millions of people jump the border, skip the first, and very good city, then head north an hour to a worse, and crowded city, is not clear.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @prime noticer

    Many illegals are recruited for jobs in restaurants food processing plants sweatshops etc in their home country and delivered to their employers. Los Angeles actually has a lot of manufacturing jobs. In underground factories that don’t legally exist and pay no taxes.

  154. @Steve Sailer
    @Tono Bungay

    I have to say, Pelosi is amazingly functional at her age.

    Replies: @black sea, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @fish, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @donut

    “I have to say, Pelosi is amazingly functional at her age.”

    Nah, she needed help getting up from her Diversity prostration stress position. She is decrepit like all other 80-year-olds.

    • Replies: @prosa123
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    Pelosi actually did the right thing in asking for assistance getting up. There's a woman in the background, wearing a dress quite similar in color, who despite being obviously much younger than Pelosi nearly fell down after rising when her knee buckled. On a more humorous note, a woman just behind Pelosi's right had to keep a arm awkwardly in front of herself to avoid giving the world a good look up her dress. Oh, and on a couple of occassions Pelolsi can be seen futzing with her smart watch.

  155. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Anonymous

    NYC?! LA?!? You people have lost your minds.

    The best women are in Texas.

    Maybe there's some weird mistranslation problem going on. The topic was "women," right? Not pizza or paella or something, correct?

    Replies: @obwandiyag, @Anon, @Charon, @theMann

    A belt runs from New Mexico to Georgia that is the best place to meet marriage quality women, followed by the Pacific Northwest. They are, of course, the worst places to hook up.
    The Big Apple is by far the best place for one night stands. Almost every fit male in the city is a flamer, so there is a huge imbalance between same age hetero males and females. Plus the paradox of the female, the more educated they are, the stupider they are about men.
    California and DC are, Thank God, outside my experience. Still, I am reminded of an interview an Indian immigrant gave once that I read somewhere- they asked him what disappointed him most about America, and he replied “the women aren’t nearly as promiscuous as they are made out to be in the movies”.

  156. @Known Fact
    @peterike

    Nadler of course was nowhere to be seen as his very own Manhattan district was getting smashed and torched

    Replies: @bigdicknick

    his real district is in tel-aviv

  157. The future of affordable housing in Minneapolis (catch the bruthas at 2:25):

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Reg Cæsar

    Oops-- that was the Tepeetown video from another comment.
    This is the future of affordable housing on Lake St in Minneapolis:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp88QaUm92Q

    The monkey money shot at 2:24:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp88QaUm92Q&t=02m20s

    Replies: @AnotherGuessModel

  158. @Jane Plain
    @Harry Baldwin

    "little support"

    The farcial impeachment was never in doubt. Don't tell me that you wasted a brain cell on this.

    "accomplished a good deal"

    Such as?

    Immigration?

    Tax reform?

    Tell us, please.

    Replies: @Manfred Arcane, @Buffalo Joe, @ben tillman

    Last year’s legal immigration numbers were the lowest in 30 years even with a strong economy.

    • Agree: Lot
    • Thanks: Manfred Arcane
    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @ben tillman

    And he appointed two Supreme Court justices who are not left-wing lunatics.

  159. @Reg Cæsar
    The future of affordable housing in Minneapolis (catch the bruthas at 2:25):


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdhwXOcVXw8

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Oops– that was the Tepeetown video from another comment.
    This is the future of affordable housing on Lake St in Minneapolis:

    The monkey money shot at 2:24:

    &t=02m20s

    • Replies: @AnotherGuessModel
    @Reg Cæsar

    Our house is on fire, and all you people can talk about is which city has the most hot women. How dare you?

  160. @NJ Transit Commuter
    This kind of insanity is the only thing that can save Trump and the Republicans this November.
    And there are enough Democrats so detached from reality that just might happen.

    How encouraging as a voter: The ivory tower lotus eaters will save us from the senile person so the blowhard do-nothing President can be re-elected...

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @ben tillman, @LondonBob

    This kind of insanity is the only thing that can save Trump and the Republicans this November.
    And there are enough Democrats so detached from reality that just might happen.

    That is the perspective we can expect from a Biden Supreme Court Justice. He teaches history at Dartmouth, by the way.

  161. @ben tillman
    @Jane Plain

    Last year's legal immigration numbers were the lowest in 30 years even with a strong economy.

    Replies: @ben tillman

    And he appointed two Supreme Court justices who are not left-wing lunatics.

  162. @The Alarmist
    Is it proximity to the Southern Border that keeps San Diego relatively sane?

    Replies: @Paul, @stillCARealist, @Haole, @Anonymous, @Jay Fink

    My first guess is the low black % explains it more than anything but there might be somethimg to the border theory. El Paso makes lists as one of the safest mid size cities while neighboring Juarez MX is one of the most violent cities in the world.

  163. @anon
    @Stephen Paul Foster

    There aren't any "gated communities" in the city. Her address is accessible should anyone want it.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    My guess is, she llives in a gated community

    There aren’t any “gated communities” in the city.

    There are almost no gated communities in the entire state. There was North Oaks, Walter Mondale’s address in 1984, and Jack Nicklaus gave his name and expertise to some golf development. But otherwise the entire concept is alien to Minnesota. It’s assumed that anyone can go into any neighborhood in the state.

    In May 2008, NOHOA sent a letter to internet search company Google, stating that its Street View software contained images that violated their trespassing ordinance, and requested their removal.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Oaks,_Minnesota

    Urban Minnesota is like rural rest-of-America– “‘Gated’? WTF? What’s wrong with you people?”

    Today is Cole Porter’s birthday. (Anything goes!) Here’s a line from one of his best known tunes:

    I can’t look at hobbles and I can’t stand fences.
    Don’t fence me in.

  164. @vhrm
    @njguy73


    Bad idea: getting your first job out of college in any area with a large military presence.

    Better idea: getting your first job out of college in any area with a large academic presence.
     
    How 'bout get ROTC to pay for your college and have your first job out of college BE the military?

    Replies: @njguy73

    No, because you might get sent to some turdpile where you may not come back with your balls intact.

    Having job in early 20s in college town = access to hot coeds impressed by slightly older guy who’s on the way up.

  165. OT: Just to beat the Antifa-staged-pallets-of-bricks-beforehand drum, this guy has photos of the VA building in DC, and they show how sidewalk bricks and even pieces of asphalt were torn up to use as projectiles.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/06/trump_saved_dc_from_the_mob.html

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Jim Don Bob

    Tearing up the streets to riot with is very Parisian. I would imagine that white Antifa, who tend to be in to the history of leftist street fighting, did that.

  166. Meanwhile, in increasingly utopian San Diego, which had the lowest murder rate of the 50 big cities in the U.S. in 2017,

    Interesting considering that San Diego shares a border with Tijuana and is full of immigrants and dual nationals, and is part of the area that was put under a state of emergency not so long ago.

  167. @Mike Tre
    San Diego is also only 6% black, and a good portion of those are probably military personnel.

    So I'm not sure the LE budget increase is even necessary or desirable, as I'm sure much of the money will go to the department's further militarization.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    San Diego is also only 6% black, and a good portion of those are probably military personnel.

    California only became a state in 1850, not long before the Civil War, and while there was a huge black emigration from the south to the mid west around the time of World War I, not so many were able to cross the deserts and the rockies.

  168. @Reg Cæsar
    @Reg Cæsar

    Oops-- that was the Tepeetown video from another comment.
    This is the future of affordable housing on Lake St in Minneapolis:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp88QaUm92Q

    The monkey money shot at 2:24:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp88QaUm92Q&t=02m20s

    Replies: @AnotherGuessModel

    Our house is on fire, and all you people can talk about is which city has the most hot women. How dare you?

  169. @Steve Sailer
    @kihowi

    Wittgenstein had some amazing autistic traits. For example, if you invited him to visit for a week, he'd insist that whatever you fed him for his first meal -- pheasant under glass or a peanut butter sandwich -- you must feed him for the remaining 20 meals.

    I read an article about him in National Review in the 1970s that was quite memorable about his personality.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @Cortes, @peterike, @Anonymous, @RudyM

    Russell said that he had heard many people argue a case for skepticism about the existence of other minds, but Wittgenstein was the only person he’d ever met who seemed to genuinely doubt that other minds existed.

  170. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Charon
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    The problem with Texas women--who can indeed be fun and statuesque--is that the smartest ones top out around 110 IQ. They wouldn't last a minute in NY or DC.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    The problem with Texas women–who can indeed be fun and statuesque–is that the smartest ones top out around 110 IQ. They wouldn’t last a minute in NY or DC.

    Jerry Hall did okay.

  171. @RichardTaylor

    Implied definition of equality here is *no one* being able to call the cops when someone breaks into his or her home.
     
    Typical comment from a "respectable" conservative, that is a fake one. Of course, they only care about WHITE people trying to defend themselves.

    But Rich Lowry gets paid to pretend there's no such thing as an anti-White agenda.

    As far as Minneapolis is concerned, the White liberals there worked decades for these policies. And the "moderates" didn't stand up to them. They're getting what they deserve.

    Replies: @Massimo Heitor

    As far as Minneapolis is concerned, the White liberals there worked decades for these policies. And the “moderates” didn’t stand up to them. They’re getting what they deserve.

    These changes are probably coming for all of us, whether you like them or not. And no, we don’t deserve the consequences, but consequences will happen, regardless.

    White liberals are leading many changes across the US, Europe, Canada, and Australia. Everyone who lives in those nations will be impacted regardless of their political preferences.

    This crowd should live your lives as best as you can, build your legacies as best you can, and preserve the past that you care about in whatever way that you can. And sure, try to fight the culture war too, if you can.

  172. Anonymous[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    @Steve Sailer

    Wittgenstein was exceptionally intelligent even by the standards of top physicists/mathematicians/PhD philosphers. People like to throw these huge IQ numbers around, when 99.999% of the time. In reality, an extremely smart person has an IQ of 140, and science Nobelists average 155. Wittgenstein has a genuine deviation IQ of 190, which puts him above Kepler, Kant, Copernicus and at the same level of Newton.

    Wittgenstein is called often the "Man Who Killed Philosophy". In his Tractatus, Wittgenstein proposes that all philosophical questions actually result from the misuse of language. According to Wittgenstein, Reality is made of small, completely independent facts that interact to create larger facts that have only transitory and contextual meaning. Wittgenstein called these "atomistic facts". They result from axiomatic, infallible premises that are not language-based. In mathematics, all facts are atomistic facts, and all amthematical facts follow logically from axioms. In physics, too, but physics language starts to aply a confusing part, which is why physicists try their best to express physical truths in mathematical form and only result to phrasal definitions when the mathematics cannot describe it entirely.

    But, in philosophy, language plays a preponderant role. According to Wittgenstein, the true meaning of a sentence, definition or word is it's use. Words play in language the same role as numbers in mathematics; unlike in mathematics, where all numbers are axiomatically derived from the acceptance of the number "1" as the basic fundamental construct of all math, words exist as completely separate entities. Not only do they have multiple meanings in many case, the combination of these separate entities into sentences, definitions and statements result in multiple defering interpretations. Language is not a tool for elucidation of derivative facts that follow logically from axioms; rather, they are flexible definitions that serve the function of allowing people to "paint pictures" of reality as they see it. Language is a tool that social primates use to distort and manipulate facts to their own liking. Hence, there are mathematical facts and mathematical proofs, and physics problems and physical facts that are demonstrable by falsifiable tests. But there are no genuine philosophical problems. Hence, the same philosophical problems are debated since the time of Plato for twenty five centuries, just like a fly traped in a jab without a lid will eternally try to get out by flying to all sides, instead of just flying up.

    Wittgensetein's "Tractatus" is considered by many to be the single most brilliant work in philosophy since the formalization of logic by Aristotle 2,300 years ago. Philosophers themselves are divided: some worship Wittgenstein for having finally resolved so much confusion, but others resent him as having made phislophy largely redundant.

    Wittgenstein was a very idiosyncractic and fascinating personality. He was a homosexual(actually bisexual, but whatever), but he had many stereotypical masculine concerns, such as a desire to find patterns in the World and a tendency towards obsessivness. Also, unlike most of these type of man, who usually tend be cowardly, Wittgenstein had the heart of a lion. He fought in WWI, where he was condecorated multiple times for his bravery. Wittgenstein was an extremly tough and brave man, which is unusal in intellectual types.

    Wittgenstein also became notorious for his romantic failures and sexual frustration. He often fell in love with teenaged boys that couldn't care less about him. He often had multiple affairs with women, although he never developed any romantic affection for a woman.

    Conservatives often dislike Wittgenstein both for him homsosexual/bisexual, but also because Wittgenstein ridiculed religion often. Wittgenstein wrote:

    "At the heart of every rligion there is the child, the child always, looking for a father to protect him from the dastardly nature of reality, which doesn't care about human beings and their problems."

    Wittgenstein suggested that Nietzsche's Overman might not be necessarily a Superior Man(like Wittgenstein obviously was), but simply a true *adult" that accepts that this life is the only one we will ever have, and that in a God-less Universe where physicality is all there is and morality is an exclusively human concern, it is up to humans to decide their own morality based on facts, logic and empathy, without having any sort of higher authority to admonis or reward them for their moral choices.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Maybe Witt was the most intelligent man who ever lived, but why was his view on philosophy considered a breakthrough? You mean people never realized that language is inexact and often used vaguely and ambiguously? I mean, even without any study in philosophy, we know this to be true of so-called ‘social sciences’.

  173. Anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says:

    Implied definition of equality here is *no one* being able to call the cops when someone breaks into his or her home.

    On the other hand, it follows a certain logic.

    No wall to protect your nation, then no wall to protect your home.

    Trespassers who enter your home are ‘dreamers’. They are forcing righteous ‘inclusion’ on you.

    Maybe rapists can defend what they do as forcing love and inclusion on women who insist on body exclusion. No, all female bodies must be shared in the spirit of equality and inclusion.

    Black Lust Matters

  174. @Dumbo
    Meanwhile, in Portland, white female Chief of Police resigns and a black man takes her job.

    Explain to me again how "anti-racism" is good for white women and feminism?

    https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/06/portland-chief-jami-resch-to-resign-african-american-lieutenant-chuck-lovell-to-be-named-chief-at-noon.html

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Hibernian, @Alden

    Lieutenant to Chief? In a fairly large city? In my home town of Davenport IA, circa 1970, a police corporal became Chief because his girlfriend, a big time leftist and married (but not to the corporal) with kids, was the Mayor.

  175. @Corn
    Also OT:



    Lara Seligman
    @laraseligman
    BREAKING: Army official says
    @SecArmy
    is open to re-naming Army bases (like Fort Bragg) named after confederate Generals. Wants to have a conversation with bipartisan support.


    It’s not like Trump needs Southern white votes or anything. /s

    Replies: @Joe Stalin, @captflee, @Hibernian

    Fort Hood could be renamed Fort Audie Murphy.

    Was the Campbell after whom Fort Campbell was named Confederate? If so, rename the fort as Fort Alvin York.

    Merle Hay was either the first American killed in WW1 or the first Iowan. A road and a shopping center are or at least used to be named after him in Des Moines. Name a fort after him.

    Adopt the Navy custom of naming installations after the place where they’re located, for small forts, most of which won’t be around long anyway.

    • Replies: @prosa123
    @Hibernian

    Was the Campbell after whom Fort Campbell was named Confederate? If so, rename the fort as Fort Alvin York.

    Far from it. William Campbell, a former governor of Tennessee who later served in Congress, was a Union general in the early stages of the war but had to resign for health reasons.

  176. @Dumbo
    Meanwhile, in Portland, white female Chief of Police resigns and a black man takes her job.

    Explain to me again how "anti-racism" is good for white women and feminism?

    https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/06/portland-chief-jami-resch-to-resign-african-american-lieutenant-chuck-lovell-to-be-named-chief-at-noon.html

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Hibernian, @Alden

    She probably has 25-30 years in and will get her pension and maybe a head of corporate security job. Good time to retire. And let a black chief try to please the criminals, the politicians and the few residents who are not insane liberals.

  177. @Hibernian
    @Corn

    Fort Hood could be renamed Fort Audie Murphy.

    Was the Campbell after whom Fort Campbell was named Confederate? If so, rename the fort as Fort Alvin York.

    Merle Hay was either the first American killed in WW1 or the first Iowan. A road and a shopping center are or at least used to be named after him in Des Moines. Name a fort after him.

    Adopt the Navy custom of naming installations after the place where they're located, for small forts, most of which won't be around long anyway.

    Replies: @prosa123

    Was the Campbell after whom Fort Campbell was named Confederate? If so, rename the fort as Fort Alvin York.

    Far from it. William Campbell, a former governor of Tennessee who later served in Congress, was a Union general in the early stages of the war but had to resign for health reasons.

  178. @Buffalo Joe
    @Jane Plain

    Jane. if he would just stop with his back at you tweets he would seem less sophmoric.

    Replies: @Unladen Swallow

    Hard to blame him for that, considering the unhinged 24×7 negative media coverage, all the six major late night talk shows, the Daily Show, Bill Maher, John Olivier, SNL running attacks all the time. The fact the media blew up the phony Russia investigation to epic porportions, the crazy, frothing at the mouth attacks on his SC nominees.

    Jeff Sessions letting the media convince him they would play by Marquess of Queensberry Rules instead of instituting an indefinite fishing expedition. This isn’t the 1980s, when there were still some big media not leftist, still some old timey liberals who believed editorials were for the Op-Ed page and didn’t permit news reporters to do it when reporting news stories, that world is gone.

  179. @Corn
    @Joe Stalin

    I thought the Virginia born Robert Duvall was much better casting of Robert E Lee in Gods and Generals. I enjoyed Gettysburg but it was hard to take the short, slightly chubby, flaming liberal Martin Sheen seriously in the role, no matter how much I’ve enjoyed his other work.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    An actor named Joseph Crehan played Grant in nine different movies from the 30s through the 50s

  180. @Hapalong Cassidy
    @Anon

    Sounds a lot like the Tidewater Virginia area, where I lived for a few years.

    A good rule of thumb for any guy getting their first job out of college is to avoid any area with a large military presence.

    I imagine San Antonio and El Paso would be bad. A lot of military, plus a surplus of overweight swarthy Mexican chicks.

    Replies: @njguy73, @Truth

    El Paso has tons of stunner Mexican Broads. I live in Albuquerque which is 4 hours north. There is no contest. Beats the hell out of Tucson also.

  181. Anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bardon Kaldian
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Wittgenstein was tough & although he played language games- he never lost a sense of reality.

    Could this crazy woman have the guts to do what Ludwig had done in WW1? A passage from Paul Johnson's "Heroes":


    The coming of the European war in August 1914 interrupted this self-imposed exile, and gave some kind of purpose to his life. He joined the Austrian army as a private soldier, refusing all the opportunities open to a man of his wealth and connections to secure an immediate commission. This was characteristic. Moreover, once in the army, he rejected all service outside the front line. He fought mainly on the eastern front against the Russians, exposing himself recklessly to fire and danger, and performing acts of valor which evoked admiration. In particular he repeatedly volunteered for duties as a “forward observer.” This involved crawling into no-man’sland with binoculars and a field telephone, and reporting back to brigade headquarters the results of artillery fire. It was, reportedly, the most perilous of all military duties, and the life of those who performed it was short.
     
    I doubt it.

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Jus' Sayin'..., @Peter D. Bredon, @Anonymous

    A passage from Paul Johnson’s “Heroes”:

    Thank you for posting that quote.

    I was aware Wittgenstein had fought in WWI, but the exact nature of his duty had hitherto been unknown to me. Now that I do know, I can’t say I am surprised: anyone with even a cursory knowledge of his life will tell you Wittgenstein never did anything by half measures.

    If nothing else, I doubt if his companions ever suffered a moment’s boredom when he was around. I would give a great deal to have known him, not for his intellect, but for the sheer intensity of his personality (though I expect you had to be quite careful not to let him wear you out).

  182. @TelfoedJohn
    I would pay good money for a “Where to Live in North America” book written for iSteve readers in mind. San Diego has been mentioned, but where else is low crime, majority white, healthy, generally pleasant, and not overpriced?

    Replies: @Known Fact

    There are plenty of “Best Places” lists online and they generally pick places such as smallish towns across the upper Midwest. They of course do not list “fewest blacks” as a criteria, but the measures they do use –percent of people with degrees, low unemployment and especially low crime — are obvious proxies for whiteness.

    They usually do not comment on “hotness of women,” if that’s going to be one of your key criteria

  183. @Alden
    @Buffalo Joe

    My grandmother and her sisters were not people of privilege. They were born in the 1880s before vaccines and modern medicine. Grandma lived to 93 and had 2 children in her mid forties and her sisters lived to be over 100. I doubt they ever exercised or heard of health food and diets in their entire lives.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @OsgoodDeLaPoopoo

    I doubt they ever exercised or heard of health food and diets in their entire lives.

    They predated white bread, mass sugaring, and supermarkets, and would have had long stretches of restricting food, e.g., WWI and WWII.

    Their clothes weighed several times what today’s do– just walking was a workout. As was the pedal on the loom.

    They were in their forties before they drove anywhere. And would have had to crank when they did. That is exercise!

    Did they smoke? Ladies usually didn’t. Were they Prohibitionists temperant?

    They were closer to Amishwomen than to the modern American chicklet. Just try and replicate their “lifestyle” today. Betcha can’t!

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Reg Cæsar

    Can you replicate that lifestyle?

    Her second husband, my grandfather found a gold mine during the Alaska Gold Rush. Her first husband died of diphtheria. Her father died of tuberculosis at an early age.

    And they did eat white bread in the 19th and early mid 20 th century and for centuries before. Not everyone is an Eastern European Ellis Islander Grandma owned a candy store at one point. She must have used a lot of sugar. A city dweller, she didn’t raise her own food or kill chickens. She didn’t spin her fabric either. You’ve confused 1900 with 1700

  184. @Reg Cæsar
    @Alden


    I doubt they ever exercised or heard of health food and diets in their entire lives.
     
    They predated white bread, mass sugaring, and supermarkets, and would have had long stretches of restricting food, e.g., WWI and WWII.

    Their clothes weighed several times what today's do-- just walking was a workout. As was the pedal on the loom.

    They were in their forties before they drove anywhere. And would have had to crank when they did. That is exercise!

    Did they smoke? Ladies usually didn't. Were they Prohibitionists temperant?

    They were closer to Amishwomen than to the modern American chicklet. Just try and replicate their "lifestyle" today. Betcha can't!

    Replies: @Alden

    Can you replicate that lifestyle?

    Her second husband, my grandfather found a gold mine during the Alaska Gold Rush. Her first husband died of diphtheria. Her father died of tuberculosis at an early age.

    And they did eat white bread in the 19th and early mid 20 th century and for centuries before. Not everyone is an Eastern European Ellis Islander Grandma owned a candy store at one point. She must have used a lot of sugar. A city dweller, she didn’t raise her own food or kill chickens. She didn’t spin her fabric either. You’ve confused 1900 with 1700

  185. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    My opinion in 1979-1982 was that L.A. had more beautiful women than NYC. But that was before Wall Street got rich in 1982.

    That may not be true in recent years.

    Replies: @Lot, @Anon, @Anonymous, @Alden

    The only place I’ve seen concentrations of pretty women in Los Angeles are the slim blonde mommies in the Malibu toddler playgrounds and pretty Armenian girls who attend the private Armenian Catholic high schools.

    Only about 10 percent of UCLA girls are pretty. Cal poly in St Luis Obispo has lots of pretty girls.

  186. @prime noticer
    nobody can explain why there are less mexicans in San Diego than LA. i've heard noises about proximity to the border meaning law enforcement can crack down in SD in a way they can't further north from their jurisdiction. other than that, it's mystery.

    why millions of people jump the border, skip the first, and very good city, then head north an hour to a worse, and crowded city, is not clear.

    Replies: @Alden

    Many illegals are recruited for jobs in restaurants food processing plants sweatshops etc in their home country and delivered to their employers. Los Angeles actually has a lot of manufacturing jobs. In underground factories that don’t legally exist and pay no taxes.

  187. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Steve Sailer

    The other notoriously, hilariously annoying literary houseguest was Hans Christian Anderson, oddly enough. Apparently in real life he was a giant a$$hole. Charles Dickens once invited him to England to stay at his home for a few weeks -- they were, at the time, the two most famous writers in the world -- and he was so annoying that Dickens nearly murdered him.

    It would make a great "intellectual Odd Couple" Monty Python sketch, sort of like Russell/Wittgenstein or Gaugin/Van Gogh.

    A more gentle approach was the great under appreciated poet James Schuyler, author of the haunting "Korean mums," who was invited to Fairfield Porter's country estate for the weekend, and wound up staying for like twelve years. Despite being notoriously mentally ill, I guess he was a very polite guest.

    Replies: @anonymous, @prosa123

    Regarding James Schuyler:
    His ashes were interred at the Little Portion Friary (Episcopal), Mt. Sinai, Long Island, New York.
    That’s not far from me. They make superb bread, it sells out in minutes.

  188. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    @Steve Sailer

    "I have to say, Pelosi is amazingly functional at her age."

    Nah, she needed help getting up from her Diversity prostration stress position. She is decrepit like all other 80-year-olds.

    Replies: @prosa123

    Pelosi actually did the right thing in asking for assistance getting up. There’s a woman in the background, wearing a dress quite similar in color, who despite being obviously much younger than Pelosi nearly fell down after rising when her knee buckled. On a more humorous note, a woman just behind Pelosi’s right had to keep a arm awkwardly in front of herself to avoid giving the world a good look up her dress. Oh, and on a couple of occassions Pelolsi can be seen futzing with her smart watch.

  189. @NJ Transit Commuter
    This kind of insanity is the only thing that can save Trump and the Republicans this November.
    And there are enough Democrats so detached from reality that just might happen.

    How encouraging as a voter: The ivory tower lotus eaters will save us from the senile person so the blowhard do-nothing President can be re-elected...

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @ben tillman, @LondonBob

    Amusingly Biden is doing well enough in the, largely meaningless, early polls that the Democrats can’t replace him. The debates with Trump are going to be a complete wreck and Trump should win handily enough.

    • Replies: @Kyle
    @LondonBob

    Biden kicked Paul Ryan’s ass in the Vice President debate in 2012.

  190. @Father Coughlin
    @Harry Baldwin

    I tend to agree. These black-pillers seem to forget two things: 1) Separation of powers and the Constitution 2) Paul Ryan, demon spawn of Mitt Romney, Existed.

    What most people in the dissident community (the main blackpillers) object to is a) the way he handled Charlottesville, and b) prison/criminal justice reform.

    They were tactical errors on his part.

    If he had done a) correctly, four things would be different:
    i) The alt-right and alt-light wouldnt have been demonized and they would right now be the youthful meme factory and the energy behind Trump 2020 just like they were Trump 2016
    ii) Antifa and BLM would have had its wings clipped
    iii) the police would have been scolded to provide riot protection or else, and the George Floyd riots might have just been George Floyd protests.
    iv) Biden wouldnt be in the race (In his announcement speech he basically said he was retired until Charlottesville happened).

    All Trump would have had to do is call for a federal investigation of what went wrong at Charlottesville, and the truth would have come out. Instead Trump gave the ADL a blank-check to meme C'ville whatever way they wanted.

    If he hadnt done b) there would have been fewer criminals out on the street to join in the rioting and fewer felons voting against him in November in key states.

    These are tactical errors. Every President commits a few.

    Replies: @Charon, @LondonBob

    Trump’s main error was allowing his daughter to marry Jared Kushner.

  191. @Alden
    @Buffalo Joe

    My grandmother and her sisters were not people of privilege. They were born in the 1880s before vaccines and modern medicine. Grandma lived to 93 and had 2 children in her mid forties and her sisters lived to be over 100. I doubt they ever exercised or heard of health food and diets in their entire lives.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @OsgoodDeLaPoopoo

    They were prostitutes?

  192. @Jim Don Bob
    OT: Just to beat the Antifa-staged-pallets-of-bricks-beforehand drum, this guy has photos of the VA building in DC, and they show how sidewalk bricks and even pieces of asphalt were torn up to use as projectiles.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/06/trump_saved_dc_from_the_mob.html

    https://www.americanthinker.com/images/bucket/2020-06/221437_5_.png

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Tearing up the streets to riot with is very Parisian. I would imagine that white Antifa, who tend to be in to the history of leftist street fighting, did that.

  193. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot
    @Cloudbuster

    Brian Leiter was credibly accused of mailing his poop to three rival professors.

    It’s possible he was framed though. If so, it was someone else in Chicago area who knew to mail it from a place near the airport around the time Leiter was leaving for a flight.

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katiejmbaker/professors-receive-packets-of-poop

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Brian Leiter was credibly accused of mailing his poop to three rival professors.

    Are you certain he was not, in actuality, mailing them academic papers, instead?

    Having been subjected to dense, impenetrable, and downright noxious academic papers firsthand, I can attest that distinguishing between the two is not the easiest of tasks.

  194. @Steve Sailer
    @Tono Bungay

    I have to say, Pelosi is amazingly functional at her age.

    Replies: @black sea, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @fish, @Je Suis Omar Mateen, @donut

    I bet when if she’s admitted to the hosp. she gets a pair of red footies .

  195. @Dan Smith
    @Steve Sailer

    Yes, but the Metropolitan Council has a plan to export affordable housing to the burbs, presumably so we can continue to enjoy burglaries, drug deals, and shootings.

    Replies: @FPD72, @donut

    That’s what they’ve done here in Baltimore County . This morning at 12:15 AM sitting in my Towson apt. I heard gunshots .

  196. @Alden
    @Buffalo Joe

    She needs to find a better plastic surgeon, I recommend Dr Leaf in Beverly Hills Ca. He does Jane Fonda, Goldie Hawn Michelle Phieffer Superb work.

    Replies: @Jane Plain

    Jane Fonda has ended up looking like Carol Burnett. I’m positive that if she had aged naturally she would look like an old, wealthy, WASP: haggard but elegant.

    She can’t even go gray naturally – she has her hair dyed gray.

  197. @Dr. Krieger
    @Chrisnonymous

    I built a Crow T. Robot puppet that is fully functional and am working on Tom Servo.
    I'd be willing to work on that project.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    I’m not funny enough, but maybe if you got Steve to do the writing…

  198. @Muggles
    @Hannah Katz

    >>I think it would be a good move for Texas to trade El Paso County to California for San Diego County. EPC is more Democrat and more Latino so it would fit in better in Cali, and SDC is actually more conservative and friendly to the military, which is a better fit for Texas. As a bonus, the move would give Texas a Pacific beach and comparative cooler vacation spot to visit without patronizing Californians. And Californians could visit El Paso for more diversity vibrancy. Just a thought.<<

    There is no state income tax in El Paso county (or Texas) so that would boost shopping there from Cali. Oddly enough they brag in El Paso that it is quicker to drive to San Diego from there than to Austin, Houston or Dallas. Probably true depending on the AZ traffic cops.

    But El Paso is also heavily military. Fort Bliss is the largest US training base. Just up north across the border in NM is the White Sands Test Range. Lots of brainy military types there, and also Holloman AFB adjacent in Alamogordo NM (drones & stealth). So despite Beta O'Rourke, the West Texas ethos of the Second Amendment and cultural conservatism is pretty strong there.

    Texas would gladly do the swap but building the canal over from the Pacific would be a bitch.

    Replies: @Hannah Katz

    True that. I had not thought of the canal. Building one through mountains would be difficult.

  199. @wren
    Over the past few years "urbex" videos have been very popular on youtube and other places.

    Many urban explorers visit once grand theaters and hotels in places like Detroit that are now in the process of going back to nature, helped by the kinds of people who moved into the neighborhood.

    I don't know if these videos have imprinted anything in my subconscious, but it is with a deep and profound sense of sadness and loss that I watch some of the videos of the rioting and looting.

    Replies: @Jane Plain, @ganderson, @Reg Cæsar, @Kyle

    There’s a pretty cool video of people pushing a dump truck out of the fourth story of the old packard plant in Detroit.

  200. @LondonBob
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    Amusingly Biden is doing well enough in the, largely meaningless, early polls that the Democrats can't replace him. The debates with Trump are going to be a complete wreck and Trump should win handily enough.

    Replies: @Kyle

    Biden kicked Paul Ryan’s ass in the Vice President debate in 2012.

  201. @Anonymous
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    "privilege" comes from "private" "law", and originally meant that a group (clergy, military, tenant on a manor) had a law written especially for that person. In that sense, those in the US military have a private law -- the UCMJ, and are "privileged" in the origial meaning.

    “calling the police when your house is broken into comes from a place of privilege.” is therefore incorrect -- anybody can call the police to report a burglary. If the burglar (or shoplifters) were only subject to law enforcement if they stole more they a certain amount, the burglar (or shoplifters) would be "privileged" in the original meaning.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @njguy73

    You do realize that there are people who live in neighborhood that police are less inclined to enter in response to calls?

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