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From CBS News in Baltimore on September 5, 2021:

Possible Noose Found At Maryland Lynching Memorial Under Investigation

By CBS Baltimore Staff September 5, 2021 at 11:05 pm

Filed Under:Anne Arundel County, Lynching memorial, noose found, Vandalism

SEVERNA PARK, Md. (WJZ) — A piece of twine that appears to be in the shape of a noose was found hanging on a Maryland lynching memorial marker Sunday morning, Anne Arundel County Police said.

Police said someone reported the vandalism at the “Lynching in Anne Arundel County” historical marker around 11 a.m. Sunday. The memorial was relocated to the Severna Park Library this summer.

Police have opened a racially motivated vandalism investigation for the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-222-6145 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700.

And from CBS News in Baltimore on September 8th:

Suspected Noose At Lynching Historical Marker Was Part Of Floral Arrangement, Police Say

By CBS Baltimore Staff September 8, 2021 at 3:51 pm …

SEVERNA PARK, Md. (WJZ) — A piece of twine on the “Lynching In Anne Arundel County” historical marker that police were investigating as a noose was in fact part of the plaque when the monument was installed, the Anne Arundel County Police Department said Wednesday.

On Sunday, police announced investigators were looking into the twine as an act of vandalism at the marker, which was relocated to the Severna Park Library this summer.

In an update Wednesday, police said the twine was “in place the day marker was dedicated and was apparently being used to hold a floral arrangement in place.”

 
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  1. Ya know, if someone wanted to keep all the cops in a city busy these days, they could just tie up a bunch of nooses around town and send a few by mail, and basically you’d have a clear path for a few weeks to pull off a big heist while the mayor orders the “entire police force” and adjunct FBI to go out and find who perpetrated the hate crimes.

    RDJ had this idea back in Chances Are regarding Shakespeare’s Folios and a stuffy librarian:

    • Agree: Ben tillman
    • LOL: ziggurat, Sean
    • Replies: @klesko
    @R.G. Camara

    Sounds like Die Hard 3

    , @George Rockwell
    @R.G. Camara

    Sigh, I used to love Mary Stuart Masterson back in the "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "Benny and June" days.

  2. Where is the rainbow-colored 🌈 PRIDE noose?

    The Day of the Rope is an all-inclusive event.

  3. was apparently being used to hold a floral arrangement in place

    Doesn’t matter. Nooses are verboten. The employee who tied it must be identified.

  4. “Say racism with flowers”.

  5. ““The Anne Arundel County Police Department investigates any reported act which appears to be motivated, or perceived by the reporting person to be motivated, all or in part, by hatred toward or bias against an individual or group on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, gender, gender identity, or homelessness,” police said on Wednesday.”

    So, by the accepted standard, it WAS racist.

  6. “The Anne Arundel County Police Department investigates any reported act which appears to be motivated, or perceived by the reporting person to be motivated, all or in part, by hatred toward or bias against an individual or group on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, gender, gender identity, or homelessness,” police said on Wednesday.

    So, by the accepted standard, it WAS racist.

  7. I’ve now posted a comment twice that has disappeared without a trace. No “pending approval” version showing. Wtf?

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @gandydancer

    No conspiracy here. Only incompetent Internet providers.

  8. A piece of twine

    Those whome the Norns have targeted for a horrible death they first make mad, in good supernatural woman style.

    These Norns are too body-positive for my taste but ok:

    • Replies: @Kylie
    @El Dato

    "These Norns are too body-positive for my taste but ok:"

    Rehanna Thelwell is not suited for Wagner.
    Period. And no, it's not okay.

  9. None of the noose that’s fit to print.

  10. Anon[209] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Steve, Twitter is reviving the issuances of bluechecks. I’m sure you’re disqualified for some reason, but looking at their five ways to get a check, for instance, you qualify under the “Google Trends knows me” test:

    https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?q=steve%20sailer&geo=US

    https://help.twitter.com/en/managing-your-account/about-twitter-verified-accounts

    On the other hand, the SPLC also knows you, and there is this:

    do not primarily post content that harasses, shames, or insults any individual or group—especially on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, … status as a refugee, or status as an immigrant—or content that promotes the supremacy or interests of members of any group in a manner likely to be perceived as demeaning on the basis of these categories

  11. This expose provides a valuable snapshot of the racism pervading even the quietest of Baltimore/DC suburbs. However, I’d be even more interested in the reactions of Jussie Smollett, Bubba Wallace, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Emmett Till to this fast-breaking story.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @ic1000

    In fairness to the hysterical among us, pieces of twine are notoriously untrustworthy. They've been known to refashion themselves all sorts of ways whenever no one's looking.

    The obvious solution here is a team of FBI investigators such as we had for talladega, and presidential and congressional commissions. Stray pieces of string and twine must be reminded that Silence is Violence so we're not going to let them get away with just sitting there playing dumb. We know what they're up to.

  12. In honor of that great police investigation, I just ate a donut.

  13. No noose is good news.

    • Replies: @Michelle
    @Cortes

    No noose is good noose!

  14. Who killed the black dhalias?

  15. “No noose is good news”.

  16. Rope,string .twine ,cord ,all “problematic”.

  17. See, here’s the problem: Not many of these people were in the old Boy Scouts. As one of the fun and useful skills, you learned knot-tying. Whatever knot was used to tie up the flowers (something the newer gayer Boy Scouts may have learned about), was no noose. I was there (in the Boy Scouts). We made a few nooses. We made them out of 1/2″ rope, not twine. You wouldn’t use that one to tie a basket to a sign.

    Hey, that could be DOCTOR Jill Biden’s 1st Lady thing: Knot tying. Bowlines, sheepshanks, sheet bends, square knots, clove hitches, nooses, taut-line hitch, half hitches, etc. Then, she could give a speech to exhort Americans to “Know your Knots” from the site of the world’s biggest ball of yarn, hopefully not co-located, due to Park Service cost savings, with one of these lynching monuments.

    Oh, and Steve, what channel is WJZ? What’s the frequency, Steve?!!

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Capital idea. One of my all-time favorite books:
    https://www.amazon.com/Klutz-Book-Knots-Worlds-Hitches/dp/0613776453

    I learned so much — even a better way to tie my shoes.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @JMcG
    @Achmed E. Newman

    When my son was in scouts, I used to get asked to serve on Courts of Honor, basically the BSA promotion boards for the kids. Almost every kid that came up as ready to go for Eagle was incapable of tying five different knots. This despite the fact that I quickly became notorious for asking them to do so in prior boards.
    They couldn’t have cared less and nor could any of the other adults in the room. That was ten years ago and I’m sure it’s only gotten worse. Add BSA to the long list of organizations that are about credentials, not competence.

    Replies: @rebel yell, @El Dato

    , @Anon
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Knot tying. Bowlines, sheepshanks, sheet bends, square knots, clove hitches, nooses
     
    He can’t win a race but he won her heart.

    https://twitter.com/BubbaWallace/status/1421175699511996417?s=20

    That diamond on her finger looks like an emerald cut, which is appropriate, as he hasn’t had much luck with ovals.

    Replies: @V. Hickel, @SaneClownPosse

  18. It’s like how the State Department doesn’t have enough Arabic speakers because most people who learn Arabic aren’t pro-Israel enough. Police need to start outreach programmes to guys who actually might be inclined to these kinds of hate crimes because I see no evidence they have much interest in the phantom noose bit. Of course, the possibility that maybe they don’t actually exist in any real numbers will not be considered.

    Also today in surreal political correctness, quality iSteve content generator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caught herself almost saying ‘woman’s body’ and then correcting herself in real time with ‘a menstruating person’s body’.

    YouTube link with timestamp that starts at incident.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKBHcAhywOY&t=1m18s

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Altai

    https://i.postimg.cc/N0tV2BMv/AOC-just-normal.png

    Replies: @ziggurat

    , @usNthem
    @Altai

    Whoever came up with the term “menstruating person’s body” or uses it needs to be drawn and quartered.

    , @Coemgen
    @Altai

    A.O.C. just needs a bit of sclera showing above and below her irises (white of the eyes sign) to have an ideal "crazy face."

    , @Prester John
    @Altai

    "Surreal" doesn't even begin to describe AOC, who is rapidly evolving into a cartoon character.

    Replies: @bomag

    , @Rob
    @Altai

    Why is “female” not acceptable? My “bio 101”, as Ms. Cortez put it, is that female humans are the ones who menstruate.

    My understanding is the progressives have separate sex from gender? This is the only sense in which “transwomen are real women” could be true? Because they dress like women, they are women in a social sense, despite being male by sex? That’s why “transmen are men” despite having female anatomy? Female humans are the ones who menstruate, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez.

    Is the supposed distinction between sex and gender why Hilary was the “first woman candidate” I suppose she was the first “first candidate of either sex to adopt the public persona of being a woman”, cuz who knows, maybe Taft was transgender before that was recognized as a thing, and was ashamed that he had to be a man? Prove me wrong, bigot! Also, were they saying Hilary was a dude in a dress? Why not use female?

    There’s a new trans thing to claim that they are female. Hence, the construction in bios like “Hasadickea Johnson was classified at birth as a male due to medical error.” Or “being assigned to a category at birth does not define athletic ability” when transwomen want to play women’s sports.

    Anyway, we often have the jarring construction of, for eg. “Women Senators and male senators” even though, “woman Senators and men Senators” would be the proper usage, no? Is female considered dehumanizing? Does it exclude transwomen? That last is a feature, not a bug.

    “Woman” has only been used as an adjective recently, like since 2015, right? When I was young (alas, youth!) female was a noun and an adjective, whereas “woman” was noun only.

    Help me, Reg Cæsar won Kenobi, you’re my only hope!

  19. As I said before, the Taliban are playing upon American negrophilia by painting suspected thieves as negroes and wrapping nooses around their necks:

    https://www.leakedreality.com/video/21092/taliban-turns-thieves-in-to-niggers

    Somebody tell Shawn King! I’d love to see him try to Twitter shame the Taliban.

  20. Good one. reminds me of this

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  21. Hanging a piece of string on a sign is vandalism? Whatever happened to common sense?

    The Anne Arundel County Police should be ashamed of themselves for even pretending to take this foolishness seriously.

    • Replies: @Days of Broken Arrows
    @Joseph Doaks

    "Hanging a piece of string on a sign is vandalism? Whatever happened to common sense?"

    When you're country gets more and more low I.Q. people each year, common sense becomes a casualty.

  22. @Altai
    It's like how the State Department doesn't have enough Arabic speakers because most people who learn Arabic aren't pro-Israel enough. Police need to start outreach programmes to guys who actually might be inclined to these kinds of hate crimes because I see no evidence they have much interest in the phantom noose bit. Of course, the possibility that maybe they don't actually exist in any real numbers will not be considered.

    Also today in surreal political correctness, quality iSteve content generator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caught herself almost saying 'woman's body' and then correcting herself in real time with 'a menstruating person's body'.

    YouTube link with timestamp that starts at incident.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKBHcAhywOY&t=1m18s

    Replies: @El Dato, @usNthem, @Coemgen, @Prester John, @Rob

    • Replies: @ziggurat
    @El Dato

    We have the "Bizarro" AOC.

  23. police said the twine was “in place the day marker was dedicated and was apparently being used to hold a floral arrangement in place.”

    Well, were the flowers in question Black-eyed Susans or (doubly oppressed) Black Pansies?

  24. Is ‘hangman’ racist?

    Probably not. They’re only stick figgers.

    • Replies: @Captain Tripps
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    But one plays "hangman" with a pencil, and pencils employ lead, which looks black-ish. Therefore, we can conclude that "hangman" is, indeed, a racist construct of the white colonial opresser, designed to exploit innocent BIPoCs. I believe I read that in Professor Lorgia García Peña's epic tome, The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nations and Archives of Contradictions.

    , @Bill Jones
    @Ghost of Bull Moose


    Is ‘hangman’ racist?

    Probably not. They’re only stick figgers.
     
    But you can't use White ink!
  25. thought for a quick second this might be a real one…

  26. @ic1000
    This expose provides a valuable snapshot of the racism pervading even the quietest of Baltimore/DC suburbs. However, I'd be even more interested in the reactions of Jussie Smollett, Bubba Wallace, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Emmett Till to this fast-breaking story.

    Replies: @HammerJack

    In fairness to the hysterical among us, pieces of twine are notoriously untrustworthy. They’ve been known to refashion themselves all sorts of ways whenever no one’s looking.

    The obvious solution here is a team of FBI investigators such as we had for talladega, and presidential and congressional commissions. Stray pieces of string and twine must be reminded that Silence is Violence so we’re not going to let them get away with just sitting there playing dumb. We know what they’re up to.

  27. In an update Wednesday, police said the twine was “in place the day marker was dedicated and was apparently being used to hold a floral arrangement in place.”

    Reached for comment, the piece of string claimed it was “just trying to raise awareness.”

    Anne Arundel police, meanwhile, can’t craft a single coherent sentence.

    But they can do this:

    https://www.wmar2news.com/news/local-news/hyattsville-police-chief-selected-to-be-anne-arundel-countys-next-chief-of-police

  28. Filed Under:Anne Arundel County, Lynching memorial, noose found, Vandalism

    Very helpful addition to the tag library. Sapir-Whorf in action.

  29. The bell cannot be unrung.

    The noose cannot be unhung.

    The news show must go on.

  30. OFF TOPIC : From Wired magazine –

    One Woman’s Mission to Rewrite Nazi History on Wikipedia

    Ksenia Coffman’s fellow editors have called her a vandal and a McCarthyist. She just wants them to stop glorifying fascists—and start citing better sources.

    by Noam Cohen

    When Ksenia Coffman started editing Wikipedia, she was like a tourist in Buenos Aires in the 1950s. She came to learn the tango, admire the architecture, sip maté. She didn’t know there was a Nazi problem. But Coffman, who was born in Soviet-era Russia and lives in Silicon Valley, is an intensely observant traveler. As she link-hopped through articles about the Second World War, one of her favorite subjects, she saw what seemed like a concerted effort to look the other way about Germany’s wartime atrocities.

    Coffman can’t recall exactly when her concern set in. Maybe it was when she read the article about the SS, the Nazi Party’s paramilitary, which included images that felt to her like glamour shots—action-man officers admiring maps, going on parade, all sorts of “very visually disturbing” stuff. Or maybe it was when she clicked through some of the pages about German tank gunners, flying aces, and medal winners. There were hundreds of them, and the men’s impressive kill counts and youthful derring-do always seemed to exist outside the genocidal Nazi cause. What was going on here? Wikipedia was supposed to be all about consensus. Wasn’t there consensus on, you know, H____r?

    https://www.wired.com/story/one-womans-mission-to-rewrite-nazi-history-wikipedia/

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Jack Armstrong

    Female on a Quixotic and ultimately doomed quest to make "bad things" disappear. Situation normal. The invention of a completely fake space known as "The Internet" has only made things worse.


    action-man officers admiring maps, going on parade, all sorts of “very visually disturbing” stuff.
     
    Nazis were pretty fash in "A Bridge Too Far", too. What can one do!

    https://youtu.be/N9HSnlQ6KfU?t=80

    We will never get rid of Nazi, Soviet or Golden Horde glamour!

    https://i.postimg.cc/qqKV1Frs/Anime-Girl-on-a-Tiger.png

    , @Ralph L
    @Jack Armstrong

    I watched a Hitler show on Pluto History last night. They made a film of themselves running Latvians off a truck 5 at a time into a long ditch, shooting them, and backfilling. Thankfully, that part was at a distance, but even the victims seemed nonchalant about it.

    , @Jack D
    @Jack Armstrong

    I remember taking a visiting Soviet cousin of my wife to a book store in the US. He was pretty shocked that Mein Kampf was for sale - he really couldn't understand how that was permitted. In Germany, Mein Kampf wasn't available until 2016.

    It would be interesting to see the German wikipedia articles on these same subjects, since in Germany the promotion or glorification of Nazism is literally illegal.

    In researching what happened to my father's camp commander and various other Nazis that crossed his path, I found some websites where the guys involved seemed to be a little bit TOO interested in Nazism and not in a good way. But I was grateful that they did provide some useful information.

    Walling was sentenced by a French court in 1947 to 20 years' imprisonment for crimes against humanity , of which he served ten. He had been a musician before the war and after getting out he served as the bandmaster of a town band in some small town in Germany. After he died, the members posted some of their memories of him (not mentioning his war criminal history) and one of them noted that he was a stickler for uniforms being worn properly.

    The more interesting fate was that of Wicker, the SS man who lead my father's last "death march" (one of several that he endured) from Hessental to Allach-Dachau in early April 1945. Wicker (a few days later) ended up turning over the main Dachau camp to the Americans. The American troops who liberated the camp were so horrified by what they saw (a scene from Dante's inferno) that an American private gave his rifle to a prisoner and indicated to him that he should feel free to shoot this arrogant f_cker on the spot, which he did. Wicker's body was then thrown onto one of the large piles of Jewish corpses that were littering the camp. Later on some colonel wanted to court martial the private but Patton felt that killing Nazis was no crime and he threw the court-martial recommendation which came to his desk into the trash. The private went home to America and lived to a ripe old age.

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Father O'Hara

  31. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Is ‘hangman’ racist?

    Probably not. They’re only stick figgers.

    Replies: @Captain Tripps, @Bill Jones

    But one plays “hangman” with a pencil, and pencils employ lead, which looks black-ish. Therefore, we can conclude that “hangman” is, indeed, a racist construct of the white colonial opresser, designed to exploit innocent BIPoCs. I believe I read that in Professor Lorgia García Peña’s epic tome, The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nations and Archives of Contradictions.

  32. No noose is good noose.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Gary in Gramercy


    No noose is good noose
     
    All noose is fake noose.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    , @Muggles
    @Gary in Gramercy

    There is a small town in Australia called Noosa.

    It seems a nice coastal community in Queensland.

    Full of White People !

    Often featured on House Hunters International. More White people moving there, some even from Canada, now exporting Whites to Noosa!

    So this is some sort of subliminal racist "noose" meme going on. Also a popular yogurt brand called Noosa. One small vowel change and now Noosas are everywhere. How many POC are triggered and laying helpless on the floor at home? How many?

    Noosas everywhere! Someone alert Biden! First wake him up of course..

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @LP5

  33. Not so off topic:

    Good news from Afghanistan:

    The young men of the Taliban are white-washing those giant murals of the ugly worthless Negro George Floyd that the US Negro Military painted all over Kabul…….GOOD BLESS THE TALIBAN!!!!!!

  34. What I’ve never understood in these stories is the actual accusation.

    Someone committed some act of vandalism and then made a noose out of some string and intended that to be a… warning? A statement? A puzzle?

    Why wouldn’t a real racist actually bring a real noose made of rope? Why wouldn’t he leave a note? Why wouldn’t he spray paint something racist on the wall?

    Are racists into subtlety?

  35. Going along with obvious nonsense like this “loop-of-twine = noose” hysteria is a way to demonstrate commitment to “Anti-Racism”. Pointing out that this is idiotic is a way to expose oneself as “racist”.

    A country is in big trouble when the smart move is to pretend to be an idiot, and when genuine idiots get rewarded for being idiots.

  36. @Altai
    It's like how the State Department doesn't have enough Arabic speakers because most people who learn Arabic aren't pro-Israel enough. Police need to start outreach programmes to guys who actually might be inclined to these kinds of hate crimes because I see no evidence they have much interest in the phantom noose bit. Of course, the possibility that maybe they don't actually exist in any real numbers will not be considered.

    Also today in surreal political correctness, quality iSteve content generator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caught herself almost saying 'woman's body' and then correcting herself in real time with 'a menstruating person's body'.

    YouTube link with timestamp that starts at incident.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKBHcAhywOY&t=1m18s

    Replies: @El Dato, @usNthem, @Coemgen, @Prester John, @Rob

    Whoever came up with the term “menstruating person’s body” or uses it needs to be drawn and quartered.

    • Agree: Sick 'n Tired
  37. Hey it’s not as if the police have anything better to investigate is it?

  38. I think that we have reached peak noose. These stories cannot get any crazier.

    • Disagree: El Dato
  39. @Altai
    It's like how the State Department doesn't have enough Arabic speakers because most people who learn Arabic aren't pro-Israel enough. Police need to start outreach programmes to guys who actually might be inclined to these kinds of hate crimes because I see no evidence they have much interest in the phantom noose bit. Of course, the possibility that maybe they don't actually exist in any real numbers will not be considered.

    Also today in surreal political correctness, quality iSteve content generator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caught herself almost saying 'woman's body' and then correcting herself in real time with 'a menstruating person's body'.

    YouTube link with timestamp that starts at incident.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKBHcAhywOY&t=1m18s

    Replies: @El Dato, @usNthem, @Coemgen, @Prester John, @Rob

    A.O.C. just needs a bit of sclera showing above and below her irises (white of the eyes sign) to have an ideal “crazy face.”

  40. Police have opened a racially motivated vandalism investigation

    Indeed.

    • LOL: kaganovitch
  41. @Gary in Gramercy
    No noose is good noose.

    Replies: @International Jew, @Muggles

    No noose is good noose

    All noose is fake noose.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @International Jew

    Steve has a nose for noose.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  42. Is the “noose” attached to a dog collar, garage door or wagon?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Buffalo Joe

    Ceiling fan, Joe. It's not your father's KKK anymore. They hang people from ceiling fans so that the hangees can stay cool for the duration...

  43. The Baltimore Police Department clearance rate for nooses appears to be 100% but their homicide clearance rate is 51% per Google.

    Is that the priority for police resources the citizens of Baltimore want?

    • Replies: @Possumman
    @Somsel

    A good many of those "clearances" are due to the subsequent shooting of the suspect in the first murder.

    , @Bill Jones
    @Somsel


    Is that the priority for police resources the citizens of Baltimore want?
     
    They don't know because they can't understand percentages.

    The issue in this piece is simple


    Possible Noose Found At Maryland Lynching Memorial Under Investigation
     
    Why is it "under investigation"?

    Who decided to "investigate"?

  44. @Achmed E. Newman
    See, here's the problem: Not many of these people were in the old Boy Scouts. As one of the fun and useful skills, you learned knot-tying. Whatever knot was used to tie up the flowers (something the newer gayer Boy Scouts may have learned about), was no noose. I was there (in the Boy Scouts). We made a few nooses. We made them out of 1/2" rope, not twine. You wouldn't use that one to tie a basket to a sign.

    Hey, that could be DOCTOR Jill Biden's 1st Lady thing: Knot tying. Bowlines, sheepshanks, sheet bends, square knots, clove hitches, nooses, taut-line hitch, half hitches, etc. Then, she could give a speech to exhort Americans to "Know your Knots" from the site of the world's biggest ball of yarn, hopefully not co-located, due to Park Service cost savings, with one of these lynching monuments.

    Oh, and Steve, what channel is WJZ? What's the frequency, Steve?!!

    Replies: @International Jew, @JMcG, @Anon

    Capital idea. One of my all-time favorite books:

    I learned so much — even a better way to tie my shoes.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @International Jew


    I learned so much — even a better way to tie my shoes.
     
    Do tell!

    Actually, maybe I'll just go to velcro and save my brainpower for unz comments, haha!

    Replies: @Dmon, @JMcG

  45. @International Jew
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Capital idea. One of my all-time favorite books:
    https://www.amazon.com/Klutz-Book-Knots-Worlds-Hitches/dp/0613776453

    I learned so much — even a better way to tie my shoes.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    I learned so much — even a better way to tie my shoes.

    Do tell!

    Actually, maybe I’ll just go to velcro and save my brainpower for unz comments, haha!

    • Replies: @Dmon
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Save your lower back too - this is the way to go.
    https://xlfeet.com/new-balance-elastic-laces-black-24500nb-black.html

    , @JMcG
    @Achmed E. Newman

    The butterfly knot is a game changer. I haven’t had a shoe lace come untied since learning it 20 years ago. Plus, it loosens as easy as anything.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zrc1VUB2gs

    Evidently, the butterfly knot is a regional name, it’s not the same as the one used by alpinists. It’s still wonderful.

    Replies: @Voltarde, @International Jew

  46. @Buffalo Joe
    Is the "noose" attached to a dog collar, garage door or wagon?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Ceiling fan, Joe. It’s not your father’s KKK anymore. They hang people from ceiling fans so that the hangees can stay cool for the duration…

  47. @Achmed E. Newman
    @International Jew


    I learned so much — even a better way to tie my shoes.
     
    Do tell!

    Actually, maybe I'll just go to velcro and save my brainpower for unz comments, haha!

    Replies: @Dmon, @JMcG

    Save your lower back too – this is the way to go.
    https://xlfeet.com/new-balance-elastic-laces-black-24500nb-black.html

  48. @Achmed E. Newman
    See, here's the problem: Not many of these people were in the old Boy Scouts. As one of the fun and useful skills, you learned knot-tying. Whatever knot was used to tie up the flowers (something the newer gayer Boy Scouts may have learned about), was no noose. I was there (in the Boy Scouts). We made a few nooses. We made them out of 1/2" rope, not twine. You wouldn't use that one to tie a basket to a sign.

    Hey, that could be DOCTOR Jill Biden's 1st Lady thing: Knot tying. Bowlines, sheepshanks, sheet bends, square knots, clove hitches, nooses, taut-line hitch, half hitches, etc. Then, she could give a speech to exhort Americans to "Know your Knots" from the site of the world's biggest ball of yarn, hopefully not co-located, due to Park Service cost savings, with one of these lynching monuments.

    Oh, and Steve, what channel is WJZ? What's the frequency, Steve?!!

    Replies: @International Jew, @JMcG, @Anon

    When my son was in scouts, I used to get asked to serve on Courts of Honor, basically the BSA promotion boards for the kids. Almost every kid that came up as ready to go for Eagle was incapable of tying five different knots. This despite the fact that I quickly became notorious for asking them to do so in prior boards.
    They couldn’t have cared less and nor could any of the other adults in the room. That was ten years ago and I’m sure it’s only gotten worse. Add BSA to the long list of organizations that are about credentials, not competence.

    • Replies: @rebel yell
    @JMcG

    I worked at BSA camp one summer for 6 weeks teaching knots. I could throw a clove hitch, do sheet bends, sheep shanks, splice rope, built a 30 foot signal tower with lashing only - you name it. But can you believe it - I never learned to do a hangman's noose!

    , @El Dato
    @JMcG

    Put them on a sailing ship.

    If they can't tie their knots there may be DEATH on the line. That's a good motivator.

  49. @Achmed E. Newman
    @International Jew


    I learned so much — even a better way to tie my shoes.
     
    Do tell!

    Actually, maybe I'll just go to velcro and save my brainpower for unz comments, haha!

    Replies: @Dmon, @JMcG

    The butterfly knot is a game changer. I haven’t had a shoe lace come untied since learning it 20 years ago. Plus, it loosens as easy as anything.

    Evidently, the butterfly knot is a regional name, it’s not the same as the one used by alpinists. It’s still wonderful.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Voltarde
    @JMcG

    People who work in heavily forested areas (e.g., logging in the Pacific Northwest) tie their work boot laces in a manner that avoids loops that can get caught on underbrush (i.e., and lead to tripping or falling off a log). On the top eye on either side of a boot, the crossing lace is folded then the resulting loop is pushed through the top eye from the inside to the outside. The tails of each loop are then passed through the bight of the loop on the other side, then both tails (now lying on the outsides) are pulled tight.

    Learning how to tie knots is a useful skill. Loggers in the Pacific Northwest have to learn a related but more intricate skill: how to splice steel wire cable with marlinspikes. Even the thickest cable breaks occasionally, and when it does, the frays have to trimmed on either side of the break, and then the cable has to be spliced back together. This has to be done in the bush, often on the slope of a rather steep side hill. Due to the nature of their work, their lives depend on their ability to perform this task correctly. There are many variations of splices depending on the thickness of the cable. Some splices have rather colorful names related to the more delightful regions of the female anatomy.

    Replies: @JMcG

    , @International Jew
    @JMcG

    That's it!

  50. The video at the first link shows a picture. Does not look anything like a noose to me.

  51. @Altai
    It's like how the State Department doesn't have enough Arabic speakers because most people who learn Arabic aren't pro-Israel enough. Police need to start outreach programmes to guys who actually might be inclined to these kinds of hate crimes because I see no evidence they have much interest in the phantom noose bit. Of course, the possibility that maybe they don't actually exist in any real numbers will not be considered.

    Also today in surreal political correctness, quality iSteve content generator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caught herself almost saying 'woman's body' and then correcting herself in real time with 'a menstruating person's body'.

    YouTube link with timestamp that starts at incident.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKBHcAhywOY&t=1m18s

    Replies: @El Dato, @usNthem, @Coemgen, @Prester John, @Rob

    “Surreal” doesn’t even begin to describe AOC, who is rapidly evolving into a cartoon character.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Prester John

    It's fun to stop her videos for the weird faces.

  52. I graduated from Severna Park High School. My parents lived there for almost 40 years. My husband and I were married in a church there.
    The idea that there was a noose is preposterous for this community.

  53. @International Jew
    @Gary in Gramercy


    No noose is good noose
     
    All noose is fake noose.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Steve has a nose for noose.

    • LOL: Joseph Doaks
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I'm less worried about nooses than about burnooses, or the Afghan equivalent thereof.



    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4041/4410843421_d877e12f87_b.jpg



    In other noose:

    Former Trump officials like Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer are getting kicked off military-academy boards

    As Ben said, hang together or be hanged together.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Eustace Tilley (not), @SaneClownPosse, @Jonathan Mason

  54. @Buzz Mohawk
    @International Jew

    Steve has a nose for noose.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    I’m less worried about nooses than about burnooses, or the Afghan equivalent thereof.

    In other noose:

    Former Trump officials like Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer are getting kicked off military-academy boards

    As Ben said, hang together or be hanged together.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Reg Cæsar

    There are two possibilities here:

    1. Biden is remarkably short sighted and it doesn't occur to him that the next time power changes in Washington the Republicans will reciprocate in kind and more (and that getting rid of things like the filibuster and passing immigration reform by reconciliation will backfire on the Democrats when that happens). Given how he "planned" the Afghan withdrawal, this is a possibility.

    2. Biden and the Democrats don't plan on losing power ever again, so they think that they can do whatever the hell they want starting now.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @JR Ewing

    , @Eustace Tilley (not)
    @Reg Cæsar

    I'll be Grateful when Uncle Sam's Dead.
    He's officially fucked in the head.
    I'd stay sane under Taliban,
    But can't under Caliban,
    Whose reality hangs by a thread.

    , @SaneClownPosse
    @Reg Cæsar

    Not Civil Service positions, so they can fired at will by incoming administrations.

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @Reg Cæsar

    Are these paid positions? If so, how much? I cannot see what relevant experience Kellyanne Conway would bring to such a position.

    Replies: @gandydancer, @Reg Cæsar

  55. Every day, in every way, I hate those “people” more and more.

    • Agree: Kylie
  56. @Reg Cæsar
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I'm less worried about nooses than about burnooses, or the Afghan equivalent thereof.



    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4041/4410843421_d877e12f87_b.jpg



    In other noose:

    Former Trump officials like Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer are getting kicked off military-academy boards

    As Ben said, hang together or be hanged together.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Eustace Tilley (not), @SaneClownPosse, @Jonathan Mason

    There are two possibilities here:

    1. Biden is remarkably short sighted and it doesn’t occur to him that the next time power changes in Washington the Republicans will reciprocate in kind and more (and that getting rid of things like the filibuster and passing immigration reform by reconciliation will backfire on the Democrats when that happens). Given how he “planned” the Afghan withdrawal, this is a possibility.

    2. Biden and the Democrats don’t plan on losing power ever again, so they think that they can do whatever the hell they want starting now.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Jack D

    It's #2, all in.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @JR Ewing
    @Jack D

    I keep seeing stories about how "Democrats are in trouble in 2022!" and "2022's going to be a bloodbath for democrats" etc etc.

    No it's not. Not even close.

    Democrats know they can cheat with impunity now in the states they control. You might see some congressional seats flip in some red states, but otherwise the dems will never lose again. They'll just cheat harder and get more blatant about it if they need to, but no one's ever going to stop the DMV ladies intent on getting the right result when they count the votes.

    2020 changed the game. There's no reason ever again to think an American election will be fairly decided.

  57. @Jack Armstrong
    OFF TOPIC : From Wired magazine -

    One Woman’s Mission to Rewrite Nazi History on Wikipedia

    Ksenia Coffman’s fellow editors have called her a vandal and a McCarthyist. She just wants them to stop glorifying fascists—and start citing better sources.

    by Noam Cohen

    When Ksenia Coffman started editing Wikipedia, she was like a tourist in Buenos Aires in the 1950s. She came to learn the tango, admire the architecture, sip maté. She didn’t know there was a Nazi problem. But Coffman, who was born in Soviet-era Russia and lives in Silicon Valley, is an intensely observant traveler. As she link-hopped through articles about the Second World War, one of her favorite subjects, she saw what seemed like a concerted effort to look the other way about Germany’s wartime atrocities.

    Coffman can’t recall exactly when her concern set in. Maybe it was when she read the article about the SS, the Nazi Party’s paramilitary, which included images that felt to her like glamour shots—action-man officers admiring maps, going on parade, all sorts of “very visually disturbing” stuff. Or maybe it was when she clicked through some of the pages about German tank gunners, flying aces, and medal winners. There were hundreds of them, and the men’s impressive kill counts and youthful derring-do always seemed to exist outside the genocidal Nazi cause. What was going on here? Wikipedia was supposed to be all about consensus. Wasn’t there consensus on, you know, H____r?
     
    https://www.wired.com/story/one-womans-mission-to-rewrite-nazi-history-wikipedia/

    Replies: @El Dato, @Ralph L, @Jack D

    Female on a Quixotic and ultimately doomed quest to make “bad things” disappear. Situation normal. The invention of a completely fake space known as “The Internet” has only made things worse.

    action-man officers admiring maps, going on parade, all sorts of “very visually disturbing” stuff.

    Nazis were pretty fash in “A Bridge Too Far”, too. What can one do!

    We will never get rid of Nazi, Soviet or Golden Horde glamour!

  58. @Reg Cæsar
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I'm less worried about nooses than about burnooses, or the Afghan equivalent thereof.



    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4041/4410843421_d877e12f87_b.jpg



    In other noose:

    Former Trump officials like Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer are getting kicked off military-academy boards

    As Ben said, hang together or be hanged together.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Eustace Tilley (not), @SaneClownPosse, @Jonathan Mason

    I’ll be Grateful when Uncle Sam’s Dead.
    He’s officially fucked in the head.
    I’d stay sane under Taliban,
    But can’t under Caliban,
    Whose reality hangs by a thread.

    • LOL: El Dato
  59. @Jack Armstrong
    OFF TOPIC : From Wired magazine -

    One Woman’s Mission to Rewrite Nazi History on Wikipedia

    Ksenia Coffman’s fellow editors have called her a vandal and a McCarthyist. She just wants them to stop glorifying fascists—and start citing better sources.

    by Noam Cohen

    When Ksenia Coffman started editing Wikipedia, she was like a tourist in Buenos Aires in the 1950s. She came to learn the tango, admire the architecture, sip maté. She didn’t know there was a Nazi problem. But Coffman, who was born in Soviet-era Russia and lives in Silicon Valley, is an intensely observant traveler. As she link-hopped through articles about the Second World War, one of her favorite subjects, she saw what seemed like a concerted effort to look the other way about Germany’s wartime atrocities.

    Coffman can’t recall exactly when her concern set in. Maybe it was when she read the article about the SS, the Nazi Party’s paramilitary, which included images that felt to her like glamour shots—action-man officers admiring maps, going on parade, all sorts of “very visually disturbing” stuff. Or maybe it was when she clicked through some of the pages about German tank gunners, flying aces, and medal winners. There were hundreds of them, and the men’s impressive kill counts and youthful derring-do always seemed to exist outside the genocidal Nazi cause. What was going on here? Wikipedia was supposed to be all about consensus. Wasn’t there consensus on, you know, H____r?
     
    https://www.wired.com/story/one-womans-mission-to-rewrite-nazi-history-wikipedia/

    Replies: @El Dato, @Ralph L, @Jack D

    I watched a Hitler show on Pluto History last night. They made a film of themselves running Latvians off a truck 5 at a time into a long ditch, shooting them, and backfilling. Thankfully, that part was at a distance, but even the victims seemed nonchalant about it.

  60. @Cortes
    No noose is good news.

    Replies: @Michelle

    No noose is good noose!

  61. Anon[369] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    See, here's the problem: Not many of these people were in the old Boy Scouts. As one of the fun and useful skills, you learned knot-tying. Whatever knot was used to tie up the flowers (something the newer gayer Boy Scouts may have learned about), was no noose. I was there (in the Boy Scouts). We made a few nooses. We made them out of 1/2" rope, not twine. You wouldn't use that one to tie a basket to a sign.

    Hey, that could be DOCTOR Jill Biden's 1st Lady thing: Knot tying. Bowlines, sheepshanks, sheet bends, square knots, clove hitches, nooses, taut-line hitch, half hitches, etc. Then, she could give a speech to exhort Americans to "Know your Knots" from the site of the world's biggest ball of yarn, hopefully not co-located, due to Park Service cost savings, with one of these lynching monuments.

    Oh, and Steve, what channel is WJZ? What's the frequency, Steve?!!

    Replies: @International Jew, @JMcG, @Anon

    Knot tying. Bowlines, sheepshanks, sheet bends, square knots, clove hitches, nooses

    He can’t win a race but he won her heart.

    That diamond on her finger looks like an emerald cut, which is appropriate, as he hasn’t had much luck with ovals.

    • Replies: @V. Hickel
    @Anon

    i heard diamonds come from coal, but never believed it until now

    , @SaneClownPosse
    @Anon

    Her face looks all white, but her rear looks black.

    "A real good looking girl."

  62. @Reg Cæsar

    A piece of twine that appears to be in the shape of a noose...

     

    All the noose that's fit to print broadcast.

    Twine?


    http://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/2123291/81880050.jpg

    Replies: @El Dato

    They killed Remi!

    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @El Dato

    "You bastards!"

  63. @El Dato

    A piece of twine
     
    Those whome the Norns have targeted for a horrible death they first make mad, in good supernatural woman style.

    These Norns are too body-positive for my taste but ok:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CDYdO24lIU

    Replies: @Kylie

    “These Norns are too body-positive for my taste but ok:”

    Rehanna Thelwell is not suited for Wagner.
    Period. And no, it’s not okay.

  64. @Jack D
    @Reg Cæsar

    There are two possibilities here:

    1. Biden is remarkably short sighted and it doesn't occur to him that the next time power changes in Washington the Republicans will reciprocate in kind and more (and that getting rid of things like the filibuster and passing immigration reform by reconciliation will backfire on the Democrats when that happens). Given how he "planned" the Afghan withdrawal, this is a possibility.

    2. Biden and the Democrats don't plan on losing power ever again, so they think that they can do whatever the hell they want starting now.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @JR Ewing

    It’s #2, all in.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    I was surprised by the Biden speech. Patience wearing thin…? Wowsers

    I’m not a legal nabob or constitutional scholar, so is this “action plan” some grand gesture/bluff like DACA, or toothless symbolic paperwork like Trump’s “outlawing Muslims from 5 countries” (remember that one)

    Does any statute or democratic mechanism mean what it says on the tin, at this point?

  65. Sorry, totally OT – but can this be for real? Tucker has aired an hour long talk with Moldbug?

  66. @JMcG
    @Achmed E. Newman

    When my son was in scouts, I used to get asked to serve on Courts of Honor, basically the BSA promotion boards for the kids. Almost every kid that came up as ready to go for Eagle was incapable of tying five different knots. This despite the fact that I quickly became notorious for asking them to do so in prior boards.
    They couldn’t have cared less and nor could any of the other adults in the room. That was ten years ago and I’m sure it’s only gotten worse. Add BSA to the long list of organizations that are about credentials, not competence.

    Replies: @rebel yell, @El Dato

    I worked at BSA camp one summer for 6 weeks teaching knots. I could throw a clove hitch, do sheet bends, sheep shanks, splice rope, built a 30 foot signal tower with lashing only – you name it. But can you believe it – I never learned to do a hangman’s noose!

  67. @Gary in Gramercy
    No noose is good noose.

    Replies: @International Jew, @Muggles

    There is a small town in Australia called Noosa.

    It seems a nice coastal community in Queensland.

    Full of White People !

    Often featured on House Hunters International. More White people moving there, some even from Canada, now exporting Whites to Noosa!

    So this is some sort of subliminal racist “noose” meme going on. Also a popular yogurt brand called Noosa. One small vowel change and now Noosas are everywhere. How many POC are triggered and laying helpless on the floor at home? How many?

    Noosas everywhere! Someone alert Biden! First wake him up of course..

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Muggles

    "It seems a nice coastal community in Queensland.

    Full of White People !"

    Not for long.

    , @LP5
    @Muggles

    Noosa is also a brand of yogurt, so await the next boycott or incident or other newsworthy event in your grocery aisle.

    Don't bother showing your receipt upon exit.

    They already know your predilections and have informed the authorities.

  68. @JMcG
    @Achmed E. Newman

    When my son was in scouts, I used to get asked to serve on Courts of Honor, basically the BSA promotion boards for the kids. Almost every kid that came up as ready to go for Eagle was incapable of tying five different knots. This despite the fact that I quickly became notorious for asking them to do so in prior boards.
    They couldn’t have cared less and nor could any of the other adults in the room. That was ten years ago and I’m sure it’s only gotten worse. Add BSA to the long list of organizations that are about credentials, not competence.

    Replies: @rebel yell, @El Dato

    Put them on a sailing ship.

    If they can’t tie their knots there may be DEATH on the line. That’s a good motivator.

  69. If a murder (=a flock) of crows is often noisily “mobbing” near one’s house or farm, a solution has always been to buy a fake crow. And then you hang it, upside-down by a leg. The noisy crows, upon seeing the horrible fate that has befallen one of their (black) colleagues, leave the area, never to return. I would imagine that this technique will fall out a favor once a few crow-hangers get a dawn raid by the FBI.

  70. Of course, this is a top story. The rest of the crime blotter in the Baltimore area is trivial crap–like the bus driver shot on the parkway.

  71. @JMcG
    @Achmed E. Newman

    The butterfly knot is a game changer. I haven’t had a shoe lace come untied since learning it 20 years ago. Plus, it loosens as easy as anything.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zrc1VUB2gs

    Evidently, the butterfly knot is a regional name, it’s not the same as the one used by alpinists. It’s still wonderful.

    Replies: @Voltarde, @International Jew

    People who work in heavily forested areas (e.g., logging in the Pacific Northwest) tie their work boot laces in a manner that avoids loops that can get caught on underbrush (i.e., and lead to tripping or falling off a log). On the top eye on either side of a boot, the crossing lace is folded then the resulting loop is pushed through the top eye from the inside to the outside. The tails of each loop are then passed through the bight of the loop on the other side, then both tails (now lying on the outsides) are pulled tight.

    Learning how to tie knots is a useful skill. Loggers in the Pacific Northwest have to learn a related but more intricate skill: how to splice steel wire cable with marlinspikes. Even the thickest cable breaks occasionally, and when it does, the frays have to trimmed on either side of the break, and then the cable has to be spliced back together. This has to be done in the bush, often on the slope of a rather steep side hill. Due to the nature of their work, their lives depend on their ability to perform this task correctly. There are many variations of splices depending on the thickness of the cable. Some splices have rather colorful names related to the more delightful regions of the female anatomy.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Voltarde

    I was pretty good at splicing eyes in wire rope years ago, but we’ve been using non-conductive lines for so long now that I’m not sure I could even do it anymore. Nothing like a nice tight c**t splice though. Thank you.

  72. so … Biden announces tyranny and an uptick in suicide at 5 …
    or not … maybe he fell asleep again …
    right-wing radio has a … program about probate court. Boomer parents cut kids out of will but accumulate debt which will probably absorb what assets they acquired. Okay. Maybe NPR is happier.
    NPR — I am not making this up — has an East-Asian woman demanding that the United States Government use its “full authority” to force tri-monthly innoculations on people with religious exemptions. She calls movement a “privilege” and has extremely disturbingly meaningless metaphors about different protocols being interchangeable. She talks about “the vaccine” “curing” the virus (nobody says this, they claim it makes symptoms much more manageable) and that past “vaccination” cures future variants (again, that’s not even the official story). She says that about twenty per cent of the country less than Biden said were “vaccinated.” At one point she contradicts the CDC about the accuracy of the PCR test. She mentions the Israeli innoculation experience as a success and demands fraud-proof carding. Immediately after this, a puff piece in which people who live near international borders whine about having to show their “papers.”
    So, having to show your papers is the worst thing ever, unless they’re papers about your once-private medical information, in which case it should be imposed with violence.

  73. Anonymous[324] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Jack D

    It's #2, all in.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    I was surprised by the Biden speech. Patience wearing thin…? Wowsers

    I’m not a legal nabob or constitutional scholar, so is this “action plan” some grand gesture/bluff like DACA, or toothless symbolic paperwork like Trump’s “outlawing Muslims from 5 countries” (remember that one)

    Does any statute or democratic mechanism mean what it says on the tin, at this point?

    • Agree: El Dato
  74. It is now 5:40, where the hell is the President of the United States?

  75. @Joseph Doaks
    Hanging a piece of string on a sign is vandalism? Whatever happened to common sense?

    The Anne Arundel County Police should be ashamed of themselves for even pretending to take this foolishness seriously.

    Replies: @Days of Broken Arrows

    “Hanging a piece of string on a sign is vandalism? Whatever happened to common sense?”

    When you’re country gets more and more low I.Q. people each year, common sense becomes a casualty.

  76. @Jack Armstrong
    OFF TOPIC : From Wired magazine -

    One Woman’s Mission to Rewrite Nazi History on Wikipedia

    Ksenia Coffman’s fellow editors have called her a vandal and a McCarthyist. She just wants them to stop glorifying fascists—and start citing better sources.

    by Noam Cohen

    When Ksenia Coffman started editing Wikipedia, she was like a tourist in Buenos Aires in the 1950s. She came to learn the tango, admire the architecture, sip maté. She didn’t know there was a Nazi problem. But Coffman, who was born in Soviet-era Russia and lives in Silicon Valley, is an intensely observant traveler. As she link-hopped through articles about the Second World War, one of her favorite subjects, she saw what seemed like a concerted effort to look the other way about Germany’s wartime atrocities.

    Coffman can’t recall exactly when her concern set in. Maybe it was when she read the article about the SS, the Nazi Party’s paramilitary, which included images that felt to her like glamour shots—action-man officers admiring maps, going on parade, all sorts of “very visually disturbing” stuff. Or maybe it was when she clicked through some of the pages about German tank gunners, flying aces, and medal winners. There were hundreds of them, and the men’s impressive kill counts and youthful derring-do always seemed to exist outside the genocidal Nazi cause. What was going on here? Wikipedia was supposed to be all about consensus. Wasn’t there consensus on, you know, H____r?
     
    https://www.wired.com/story/one-womans-mission-to-rewrite-nazi-history-wikipedia/

    Replies: @El Dato, @Ralph L, @Jack D

    I remember taking a visiting Soviet cousin of my wife to a book store in the US. He was pretty shocked that Mein Kampf was for sale – he really couldn’t understand how that was permitted. In Germany, Mein Kampf wasn’t available until 2016.

    It would be interesting to see the German wikipedia articles on these same subjects, since in Germany the promotion or glorification of Nazism is literally illegal.

    In researching what happened to my father’s camp commander and various other Nazis that crossed his path, I found some websites where the guys involved seemed to be a little bit TOO interested in Nazism and not in a good way. But I was grateful that they did provide some useful information.

    Walling was sentenced by a French court in 1947 to 20 years’ imprisonment for crimes against humanity , of which he served ten. He had been a musician before the war and after getting out he served as the bandmaster of a town band in some small town in Germany. After he died, the members posted some of their memories of him (not mentioning his war criminal history) and one of them noted that he was a stickler for uniforms being worn properly.

    The more interesting fate was that of Wicker, the SS man who lead my father’s last “death march” (one of several that he endured) from Hessental to Allach-Dachau in early April 1945. Wicker (a few days later) ended up turning over the main Dachau camp to the Americans. The American troops who liberated the camp were so horrified by what they saw (a scene from Dante’s inferno) that an American private gave his rifle to a prisoner and indicated to him that he should feel free to shoot this arrogant f_cker on the spot, which he did. Wicker’s body was then thrown onto one of the large piles of Jewish corpses that were littering the camp. Later on some colonel wanted to court martial the private but Patton felt that killing Nazis was no crime and he threw the court-martial recommendation which came to his desk into the trash. The private went home to America and lived to a ripe old age.

    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Troll: Mike Tre
    • Replies: @Jack Armstrong
    @Jack D

    … the SS man who lead my father’s last “death march” (one of several that he endured)

    So much for ruthless efficiency.

    , @El Dato
    @Jack D

    Patton was hard on assholes, wanted to continue right on into the area Socialism#2 to the East, too.

    Little did he know that of that had succeeded, he would have to drive tanks even further East for the NEXT Socialism.

    , @Father O'Hara
    @Jack D

    That dirt bag soldier should've been court martialed and punished severely.
    Patton thought it was cool? I bet he didn't think so when he,after talking about fighting the wrong enemy,got HIS!

  77. @Muggles
    @Gary in Gramercy

    There is a small town in Australia called Noosa.

    It seems a nice coastal community in Queensland.

    Full of White People !

    Often featured on House Hunters International. More White people moving there, some even from Canada, now exporting Whites to Noosa!

    So this is some sort of subliminal racist "noose" meme going on. Also a popular yogurt brand called Noosa. One small vowel change and now Noosas are everywhere. How many POC are triggered and laying helpless on the floor at home? How many?

    Noosas everywhere! Someone alert Biden! First wake him up of course..

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @LP5

    “It seems a nice coastal community in Queensland.

    Full of White People !”

    Not for long.

  78. @Anon
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Knot tying. Bowlines, sheepshanks, sheet bends, square knots, clove hitches, nooses
     
    He can’t win a race but he won her heart.

    https://twitter.com/BubbaWallace/status/1421175699511996417?s=20

    That diamond on her finger looks like an emerald cut, which is appropriate, as he hasn’t had much luck with ovals.

    Replies: @V. Hickel, @SaneClownPosse

    i heard diamonds come from coal, but never believed it until now

  79. @El Dato
    @Reg Cæsar

    They killed Remi!

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    “You bastards!”

  80. @Prester John
    @Altai

    "Surreal" doesn't even begin to describe AOC, who is rapidly evolving into a cartoon character.

    Replies: @bomag

    It’s fun to stop her videos for the weird faces.

  81. A piece of twine. Not QUITE as intimidating as, say, a bread wrapper twist tie or a rubber band, but certainly hatefully evil and frightening enough to get the florist the chair.

  82. @Anon
    @Achmed E. Newman


    Knot tying. Bowlines, sheepshanks, sheet bends, square knots, clove hitches, nooses
     
    He can’t win a race but he won her heart.

    https://twitter.com/BubbaWallace/status/1421175699511996417?s=20

    That diamond on her finger looks like an emerald cut, which is appropriate, as he hasn’t had much luck with ovals.

    Replies: @V. Hickel, @SaneClownPosse

    Her face looks all white, but her rear looks black.

    “A real good looking girl.”

  83. @Reg Cæsar
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I'm less worried about nooses than about burnooses, or the Afghan equivalent thereof.



    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4041/4410843421_d877e12f87_b.jpg



    In other noose:

    Former Trump officials like Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer are getting kicked off military-academy boards

    As Ben said, hang together or be hanged together.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Eustace Tilley (not), @SaneClownPosse, @Jonathan Mason

    Not Civil Service positions, so they can fired at will by incoming administrations.

    • Agree: gandydancer
  84. @Muggles
    @Gary in Gramercy

    There is a small town in Australia called Noosa.

    It seems a nice coastal community in Queensland.

    Full of White People !

    Often featured on House Hunters International. More White people moving there, some even from Canada, now exporting Whites to Noosa!

    So this is some sort of subliminal racist "noose" meme going on. Also a popular yogurt brand called Noosa. One small vowel change and now Noosas are everywhere. How many POC are triggered and laying helpless on the floor at home? How many?

    Noosas everywhere! Someone alert Biden! First wake him up of course..

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @LP5

    Noosa is also a brand of yogurt, so await the next boycott or incident or other newsworthy event in your grocery aisle.

    Don’t bother showing your receipt upon exit.

    They already know your predilections and have informed the authorities.

  85. @Reg Cæsar
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I'm less worried about nooses than about burnooses, or the Afghan equivalent thereof.



    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4041/4410843421_d877e12f87_b.jpg



    In other noose:

    Former Trump officials like Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer are getting kicked off military-academy boards

    As Ben said, hang together or be hanged together.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Eustace Tilley (not), @SaneClownPosse, @Jonathan Mason

    Are these paid positions? If so, how much? I cannot see what relevant experience Kellyanne Conway would bring to such a position.

    • Replies: @gandydancer
    @Jonathan Mason

    How much experience do you need to object to the Naval Academy, e.g., focusing on "White Rage"?

    Getting rid of anyone who might do that is of course why Biden's nursemaids want Conway, etc., replaced.

    But I agree that it is the right of the Democrats to do so. Elections, even stolen ones, have consequences.

    But it's the right of the Republicans to make a fuss about Democrats on the loose to degenerate the Academys.

    Not that the (R)'s did much on that front, either, when they could have.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Jonathan Mason


    I cannot see what relevant experience Kellyanne Conway would bring to such a position.
     
    It's not what she does, but doesn't do, that is important. Indeed, having a lady on (the) board might remind the others of a crazy little thing called sexual dimorphism.

    Which has military consequences.
  86. In non-noose but racial grievance news, a lawsuit involving race and immigration, but with a twist!!

    “Black Farmworkers Sue Mississippi Farm for Racial Discrimination, Lost Wages, and Abuse of Immigration System to Deny U.S. Workers of Jobs”

    “Lawsuit: Farm hired white immigrants over Black US laborers” By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Six Black farmworkers in Mississippi say in a new lawsuit that their former employer brought white laborers from South Africa to do the same jobs they were doing, and that the farm has been violating federal law by paying the white immigrants more for the same type of work.

    • Replies: @gandydancer
    @CCZ


    Black Farmworkers Sue Mississippi Farm for Racial Discrimination, Lost Wages, and Abuse of Immigration System to Deny U.S. Workers of[sic] Jobs

    ...“The H-2A program allows American farmers to supplement labor shortages by hiring foreign labor when no U.S. workers are available,” said one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys, Amal Bouhabib of Southern Migrant Legal Services. “It does not allow farmers to pay their American workforce less than the foreign workers, or to replace willing and able U.S. workers.”...
     

    https://mscenterforjustice.org/black-farmworkers-sue/
    https://mscenterforjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/H2A-COMPLAINT-FILED-20210908.pdf

    'Course, the South Africans arguably ought to have refugee status, rather than have to come in as H-2As.

    Who, whom?

  87. Steve

    Did you just stand for the Black Race National Anthem?

  88. @Jack D
    @Jack Armstrong

    I remember taking a visiting Soviet cousin of my wife to a book store in the US. He was pretty shocked that Mein Kampf was for sale - he really couldn't understand how that was permitted. In Germany, Mein Kampf wasn't available until 2016.

    It would be interesting to see the German wikipedia articles on these same subjects, since in Germany the promotion or glorification of Nazism is literally illegal.

    In researching what happened to my father's camp commander and various other Nazis that crossed his path, I found some websites where the guys involved seemed to be a little bit TOO interested in Nazism and not in a good way. But I was grateful that they did provide some useful information.

    Walling was sentenced by a French court in 1947 to 20 years' imprisonment for crimes against humanity , of which he served ten. He had been a musician before the war and after getting out he served as the bandmaster of a town band in some small town in Germany. After he died, the members posted some of their memories of him (not mentioning his war criminal history) and one of them noted that he was a stickler for uniforms being worn properly.

    The more interesting fate was that of Wicker, the SS man who lead my father's last "death march" (one of several that he endured) from Hessental to Allach-Dachau in early April 1945. Wicker (a few days later) ended up turning over the main Dachau camp to the Americans. The American troops who liberated the camp were so horrified by what they saw (a scene from Dante's inferno) that an American private gave his rifle to a prisoner and indicated to him that he should feel free to shoot this arrogant f_cker on the spot, which he did. Wicker's body was then thrown onto one of the large piles of Jewish corpses that were littering the camp. Later on some colonel wanted to court martial the private but Patton felt that killing Nazis was no crime and he threw the court-martial recommendation which came to his desk into the trash. The private went home to America and lived to a ripe old age.

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Father O'Hara

    … the SS man who lead my father’s last “death march” (one of several that he endured)

    So much for ruthless efficiency.

  89. @Altai
    It's like how the State Department doesn't have enough Arabic speakers because most people who learn Arabic aren't pro-Israel enough. Police need to start outreach programmes to guys who actually might be inclined to these kinds of hate crimes because I see no evidence they have much interest in the phantom noose bit. Of course, the possibility that maybe they don't actually exist in any real numbers will not be considered.

    Also today in surreal political correctness, quality iSteve content generator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caught herself almost saying 'woman's body' and then correcting herself in real time with 'a menstruating person's body'.

    YouTube link with timestamp that starts at incident.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKBHcAhywOY&t=1m18s

    Replies: @El Dato, @usNthem, @Coemgen, @Prester John, @Rob

    Why is “female” not acceptable? My “bio 101”, as Ms. Cortez put it, is that female humans are the ones who menstruate.

    My understanding is the progressives have separate sex from gender? This is the only sense in which “transwomen are real women” could be true? Because they dress like women, they are women in a social sense, despite being male by sex? That’s why “transmen are men” despite having female anatomy? Female humans are the ones who menstruate, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez.

    Is the supposed distinction between sex and gender why Hilary was the “first woman candidate” I suppose she was the first “first candidate of either sex to adopt the public persona of being a woman”, cuz who knows, maybe Taft was transgender before that was recognized as a thing, and was ashamed that he had to be a man? Prove me wrong, bigot! Also, were they saying Hilary was a dude in a dress? Why not use female?

    There’s a new trans thing to claim that they are female. Hence, the construction in bios like “Hasadickea Johnson was classified at birth as a male due to medical error.” Or “being assigned to a category at birth does not define athletic ability” when transwomen want to play women’s sports.

    Anyway, we often have the jarring construction of, for eg. “Women Senators and male senators” even though, “woman Senators and men Senators” would be the proper usage, no? Is female considered dehumanizing? Does it exclude transwomen? That last is a feature, not a bug.

    “Woman” has only been used as an adjective recently, like since 2015, right? When I was young (alas, youth!) female was a noun and an adjective, whereas “woman” was noun only.

    Help me, Reg Cæsar won Kenobi, you’re my only hope!

  90. Semi O/T:

    A few months ago, the venerable Mt. Airy Learning Center (MALT) a Philly-area adult education organization which for many years has offered all types of classes-photography, dance, cooking, yoga, etc. for grownups and kids, and which is located in a close in burb that is half rich White libwipes of the Hate has no home here type, and half murderous black ghetto rats (The YT homes all have, along with their signs and flags, alarm company signs and high fences-LOL) got in a bit of hot water over an upcoming class that they had previously run for several years.

    Here is what they put out on their website:

    An Apology

    Last week we announced in our weekly newsletter four courses we highlighted to offer in the Fall term. One of the courses was intended to mimic movie characters like Indiana Jones, and the title was “Whip Cracking.” Under the listing of classes was a photo from when we offered the course in the past.

    Immediately after we sent the newsletter, we received valuable feedback from our community members that they were deeply offended and upset by the photo and the topic of the course. We were insensitive to promote and include this course in our upcoming term, and in the process caused pain. We are very sorry.

    We have apologized to those who contacted us directly. For anyone who felt upset or offended and did not reach out, please know we are sorry and will do better.

    The MALT staff and the Board are taking several steps to begin the work to rectify this.

    We will not run this course.

    We pledge to update our process on how we review the courses we offer.

    We are creating a plan to address these areas of concern beyond this individual incident, and will provide an update on this work to our community.

    For 40 years the Mt. Airy Learning Tree has brought neighbors together to share what they love, and what they know. Students discover new interests, new places, new friendships, and find an encouraging, welcoming community. That is the best of MALT. It is what we strive for every day.

    We are working hard, and when we make a mistake we will own it, and take steps to make it right. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us, we want to hear from you.

  91. @Jack D
    @Jack Armstrong

    I remember taking a visiting Soviet cousin of my wife to a book store in the US. He was pretty shocked that Mein Kampf was for sale - he really couldn't understand how that was permitted. In Germany, Mein Kampf wasn't available until 2016.

    It would be interesting to see the German wikipedia articles on these same subjects, since in Germany the promotion or glorification of Nazism is literally illegal.

    In researching what happened to my father's camp commander and various other Nazis that crossed his path, I found some websites where the guys involved seemed to be a little bit TOO interested in Nazism and not in a good way. But I was grateful that they did provide some useful information.

    Walling was sentenced by a French court in 1947 to 20 years' imprisonment for crimes against humanity , of which he served ten. He had been a musician before the war and after getting out he served as the bandmaster of a town band in some small town in Germany. After he died, the members posted some of their memories of him (not mentioning his war criminal history) and one of them noted that he was a stickler for uniforms being worn properly.

    The more interesting fate was that of Wicker, the SS man who lead my father's last "death march" (one of several that he endured) from Hessental to Allach-Dachau in early April 1945. Wicker (a few days later) ended up turning over the main Dachau camp to the Americans. The American troops who liberated the camp were so horrified by what they saw (a scene from Dante's inferno) that an American private gave his rifle to a prisoner and indicated to him that he should feel free to shoot this arrogant f_cker on the spot, which he did. Wicker's body was then thrown onto one of the large piles of Jewish corpses that were littering the camp. Later on some colonel wanted to court martial the private but Patton felt that killing Nazis was no crime and he threw the court-martial recommendation which came to his desk into the trash. The private went home to America and lived to a ripe old age.

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Father O'Hara

    Patton was hard on assholes, wanted to continue right on into the area Socialism#2 to the East, too.

    Little did he know that of that had succeeded, he would have to drive tanks even further East for the NEXT Socialism.

  92. @Jack D
    @Reg Cæsar

    There are two possibilities here:

    1. Biden is remarkably short sighted and it doesn't occur to him that the next time power changes in Washington the Republicans will reciprocate in kind and more (and that getting rid of things like the filibuster and passing immigration reform by reconciliation will backfire on the Democrats when that happens). Given how he "planned" the Afghan withdrawal, this is a possibility.

    2. Biden and the Democrats don't plan on losing power ever again, so they think that they can do whatever the hell they want starting now.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease, @JR Ewing

    I keep seeing stories about how “Democrats are in trouble in 2022!” and “2022’s going to be a bloodbath for democrats” etc etc.

    No it’s not. Not even close.

    Democrats know they can cheat with impunity now in the states they control. You might see some congressional seats flip in some red states, but otherwise the dems will never lose again. They’ll just cheat harder and get more blatant about it if they need to, but no one’s ever going to stop the DMV ladies intent on getting the right result when they count the votes.

    2020 changed the game. There’s no reason ever again to think an American election will be fairly decided.

    • Agree: gandydancer, Alden
  93. @R.G. Camara
    Ya know, if someone wanted to keep all the cops in a city busy these days, they could just tie up a bunch of nooses around town and send a few by mail, and basically you'd have a clear path for a few weeks to pull off a big heist while the mayor orders the "entire police force" and adjunct FBI to go out and find who perpetrated the hate crimes.

    RDJ had this idea back in Chances Are regarding Shakespeare's Folios and a stuffy librarian:

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

    Replies: @klesko, @George Rockwell

    Sounds like Die Hard 3

  94. @Voltarde
    @JMcG

    People who work in heavily forested areas (e.g., logging in the Pacific Northwest) tie their work boot laces in a manner that avoids loops that can get caught on underbrush (i.e., and lead to tripping or falling off a log). On the top eye on either side of a boot, the crossing lace is folded then the resulting loop is pushed through the top eye from the inside to the outside. The tails of each loop are then passed through the bight of the loop on the other side, then both tails (now lying on the outsides) are pulled tight.

    Learning how to tie knots is a useful skill. Loggers in the Pacific Northwest have to learn a related but more intricate skill: how to splice steel wire cable with marlinspikes. Even the thickest cable breaks occasionally, and when it does, the frays have to trimmed on either side of the break, and then the cable has to be spliced back together. This has to be done in the bush, often on the slope of a rather steep side hill. Due to the nature of their work, their lives depend on their ability to perform this task correctly. There are many variations of splices depending on the thickness of the cable. Some splices have rather colorful names related to the more delightful regions of the female anatomy.

    Replies: @JMcG

    I was pretty good at splicing eyes in wire rope years ago, but we’ve been using non-conductive lines for so long now that I’m not sure I could even do it anymore. Nothing like a nice tight c**t splice though. Thank you.

  95. @Jonathan Mason
    @Reg Cæsar

    Are these paid positions? If so, how much? I cannot see what relevant experience Kellyanne Conway would bring to such a position.

    Replies: @gandydancer, @Reg Cæsar

    How much experience do you need to object to the Naval Academy, e.g., focusing on “White Rage”?

    Getting rid of anyone who might do that is of course why Biden’s nursemaids want Conway, etc., replaced.

    But I agree that it is the right of the Democrats to do so. Elections, even stolen ones, have consequences.

    But it’s the right of the Republicans to make a fuss about Democrats on the loose to degenerate the Academys.

    Not that the (R)’s did much on that front, either, when they could have.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @gandydancer

    By the way, have you visited your eponymous trail?


    https://gandydancertrail.org/

    Would Kellyanne send her to Helmand Province?



    https://gandydancertrail.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/life-is-an-adventure-1024x1024.jpg

  96. @CCZ
    In non-noose but racial grievance news, a lawsuit involving race and immigration, but with a twist!!

    "Black Farmworkers Sue Mississippi Farm for Racial Discrimination, Lost Wages, and Abuse of Immigration System to Deny U.S. Workers of Jobs"

    "Lawsuit: Farm hired white immigrants over Black US laborers" By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Six Black farmworkers in Mississippi say in a new lawsuit that their former employer brought white laborers from South Africa to do the same jobs they were doing, and that the farm has been violating federal law by paying the white immigrants more for the same type of work.

    Replies: @gandydancer

    Black Farmworkers Sue Mississippi Farm for Racial Discrimination, Lost Wages, and Abuse of Immigration System to Deny U.S. Workers of[sic] Jobs

    …“The H-2A program allows American farmers to supplement labor shortages by hiring foreign labor when no U.S. workers are available,” said one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys, Amal Bouhabib of Southern Migrant Legal Services. “It does not allow farmers to pay their American workforce less than the foreign workers, or to replace willing and able U.S. workers.”…

    https://mscenterforjustice.org/black-farmworkers-sue/
    https://mscenterforjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/H2A-COMPLAINT-FILED-20210908.pdf

    ‘Course, the South Africans arguably ought to have refugee status, rather than have to come in as H-2As.

    Who, whom?

  97. @JMcG
    @Achmed E. Newman

    The butterfly knot is a game changer. I haven’t had a shoe lace come untied since learning it 20 years ago. Plus, it loosens as easy as anything.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zrc1VUB2gs

    Evidently, the butterfly knot is a regional name, it’s not the same as the one used by alpinists. It’s still wonderful.

    Replies: @Voltarde, @International Jew

    That’s it!

  98. @Somsel
    The Baltimore Police Department clearance rate for nooses appears to be 100% but their homicide clearance rate is 51% per Google.

    Is that the priority for police resources the citizens of Baltimore want?

    Replies: @Possumman, @Bill Jones

    A good many of those “clearances” are due to the subsequent shooting of the suspect in the first murder.

  99. Steve,

    Please do a review of the NBC News Southlake about a racial controversy at the public high school in Southlake, Tx. The story covers critical race theory, hate hoaxes, black students organizing for themselves, white backlash, good white parents, and all of the tropes that you like to cover.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @guest007

    India knows all about diversity.


    Roshni Chowdhry was feeling nervous as her 12-year-old daughter prepared for her first day of seventh grade, and not just because the school district declined to require masks as Covid cases surged in Texas. Chowdhry, an immigrant from India, is also upset that the school system hasn't implemented the new diversity and inclusion policies.

    Inside Southlake: Texas suburb at center of a critical race theory battle looks forward

     

    Replies: @guest007

  100. @Jonathan Mason
    @Reg Cæsar

    Are these paid positions? If so, how much? I cannot see what relevant experience Kellyanne Conway would bring to such a position.

    Replies: @gandydancer, @Reg Cæsar

    I cannot see what relevant experience Kellyanne Conway would bring to such a position.

    It’s not what she does, but doesn’t do, that is important. Indeed, having a lady on (the) board might remind the others of a crazy little thing called sexual dimorphism.

    Which has military consequences.

  101. @gandydancer
    @Jonathan Mason

    How much experience do you need to object to the Naval Academy, e.g., focusing on "White Rage"?

    Getting rid of anyone who might do that is of course why Biden's nursemaids want Conway, etc., replaced.

    But I agree that it is the right of the Democrats to do so. Elections, even stolen ones, have consequences.

    But it's the right of the Republicans to make a fuss about Democrats on the loose to degenerate the Academys.

    Not that the (R)'s did much on that front, either, when they could have.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    By the way, have you visited your eponymous trail?

    https://gandydancertrail.org/

    Would Kellyanne send her to Helmand Province?

  102. @guest007
    Steve,

    Please do a review of the NBC News Southlake about a racial controversy at the public high school in Southlake, Tx. The story covers critical race theory, hate hoaxes, black students organizing for themselves, white backlash, good white parents, and all of the tropes that you like to cover.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    India knows all about diversity.

    Roshni Chowdhry was feeling nervous as her 12-year-old daughter prepared for her first day of seventh grade, and not just because the school district declined to require masks as Covid cases surged in Texas. Chowdhry, an immigrant from India, is also upset that the school system hasn’t implemented the new diversity and inclusion policies.

    Inside Southlake: Texas suburb at center of a critical race theory battle looks forward

    • Replies: @guest007
    @Reg Cæsar

    Anyone who pays attention to politics will note that Indians (Desi) are the shock troops of the social justice warriors. Most Indians are to the left of Jews and are much more reconcile between their personal life, personal prejudices, and their political beliefs.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

  103. @Reg Cæsar
    @guest007

    India knows all about diversity.


    Roshni Chowdhry was feeling nervous as her 12-year-old daughter prepared for her first day of seventh grade, and not just because the school district declined to require masks as Covid cases surged in Texas. Chowdhry, an immigrant from India, is also upset that the school system hasn't implemented the new diversity and inclusion policies.

    Inside Southlake: Texas suburb at center of a critical race theory battle looks forward

     

    Replies: @guest007

    Anyone who pays attention to politics will note that Indians (Desi) are the shock troops of the social justice warriors. Most Indians are to the left of Jews and are much more reconcile between their personal life, personal prejudices, and their political beliefs.

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @guest007

    "Most Indians are to the left of Jews"

    Much like Jews, Indians are not actually "to the left" with respect to any actual principle: they simply see the Left as the sharpest and most effective tool for advancing their own interests, and pillaging and harming Whites, which in itself advances their own interests, and also makes them feel righteous.

    Are tapeworms "to the left" because they function on a principle of "redistribution" of their host's resources --- to them?

  104. @R.G. Camara
    Ya know, if someone wanted to keep all the cops in a city busy these days, they could just tie up a bunch of nooses around town and send a few by mail, and basically you'd have a clear path for a few weeks to pull off a big heist while the mayor orders the "entire police force" and adjunct FBI to go out and find who perpetrated the hate crimes.

    RDJ had this idea back in Chances Are regarding Shakespeare's Folios and a stuffy librarian:

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

    Replies: @klesko, @George Rockwell

    Sigh, I used to love Mary Stuart Masterson back in the “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “Benny and June” days.

  105. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Is ‘hangman’ racist?

    Probably not. They’re only stick figgers.

    Replies: @Captain Tripps, @Bill Jones

    Is ‘hangman’ racist?

    Probably not. They’re only stick figgers.

    But you can’t use White ink!

  106. @Somsel
    The Baltimore Police Department clearance rate for nooses appears to be 100% but their homicide clearance rate is 51% per Google.

    Is that the priority for police resources the citizens of Baltimore want?

    Replies: @Possumman, @Bill Jones

    Is that the priority for police resources the citizens of Baltimore want?

    They don’t know because they can’t understand percentages.

    The issue in this piece is simple

    Possible Noose Found At Maryland Lynching Memorial Under Investigation

    Why is it “under investigation”?

    Who decided to “investigate”?

  107. @Jack D
    @Jack Armstrong

    I remember taking a visiting Soviet cousin of my wife to a book store in the US. He was pretty shocked that Mein Kampf was for sale - he really couldn't understand how that was permitted. In Germany, Mein Kampf wasn't available until 2016.

    It would be interesting to see the German wikipedia articles on these same subjects, since in Germany the promotion or glorification of Nazism is literally illegal.

    In researching what happened to my father's camp commander and various other Nazis that crossed his path, I found some websites where the guys involved seemed to be a little bit TOO interested in Nazism and not in a good way. But I was grateful that they did provide some useful information.

    Walling was sentenced by a French court in 1947 to 20 years' imprisonment for crimes against humanity , of which he served ten. He had been a musician before the war and after getting out he served as the bandmaster of a town band in some small town in Germany. After he died, the members posted some of their memories of him (not mentioning his war criminal history) and one of them noted that he was a stickler for uniforms being worn properly.

    The more interesting fate was that of Wicker, the SS man who lead my father's last "death march" (one of several that he endured) from Hessental to Allach-Dachau in early April 1945. Wicker (a few days later) ended up turning over the main Dachau camp to the Americans. The American troops who liberated the camp were so horrified by what they saw (a scene from Dante's inferno) that an American private gave his rifle to a prisoner and indicated to him that he should feel free to shoot this arrogant f_cker on the spot, which he did. Wicker's body was then thrown onto one of the large piles of Jewish corpses that were littering the camp. Later on some colonel wanted to court martial the private but Patton felt that killing Nazis was no crime and he threw the court-martial recommendation which came to his desk into the trash. The private went home to America and lived to a ripe old age.

    Replies: @Jack Armstrong, @El Dato, @Father O'Hara

    That dirt bag soldier should’ve been court martialed and punished severely.
    Patton thought it was cool? I bet he didn’t think so when he,after talking about fighting the wrong enemy,got HIS!

  108. @guest007
    @Reg Cæsar

    Anyone who pays attention to politics will note that Indians (Desi) are the shock troops of the social justice warriors. Most Indians are to the left of Jews and are much more reconcile between their personal life, personal prejudices, and their political beliefs.

    Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease

    “Most Indians are to the left of Jews”

    Much like Jews, Indians are not actually “to the left” with respect to any actual principle: they simply see the Left as the sharpest and most effective tool for advancing their own interests, and pillaging and harming Whites, which in itself advances their own interests, and also makes them feel righteous.

    Are tapeworms “to the left” because they function on a principle of “redistribution” of their host’s resources — to them?

  109. @El Dato
    @Altai

    https://i.postimg.cc/N0tV2BMv/AOC-just-normal.png

    Replies: @ziggurat

    We have the “Bizarro” AOC.

  110. @gandydancer
    I've now posted a comment twice that has disappeared without a trace. No "pending approval" version showing. Wtf?

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian

    No conspiracy here. Only incompetent Internet providers.

  111. After some cogitation, I don’t think so. There were no comments on the page, even after I posted three times, and I think it was an Unz bug related to showing posts awaiting moderation when there are as yet no posted comments to precede it. They all showed up eventually, so unz.com received the postings just fine. Nothing to do with Comcast or his provider.

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