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From the PR department of the University of New South Wales, Sydney a few years ago:

Record number of Indigenous doctors graduate from UNSW

15 DEC 2014

UNSW Medicine celebrated a milestone today with the graduation of six Indigenous doctors – the highest number in a single year.

The graduations cement UNSW’s place as a leader in Indigenous medical education. Most of the group are the first in their families to attend university and credit UNSW’s unique Indigenous support program and scholarships with helping them to realise their ambitions.

Two of the graduates, Khyarne Biles and Tyron Clayworth, had scholarships provided by The Balnaves Foundation, and all six students received residential scholarships from the Shalom Gamarada program to live on campus.

Note: If you are in Australia, don’t cast aspersions on the Aboriginality of these Indigenes or you can get Bolted.

 
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  1. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    Deleted verse

    The fourth verse caused some controversy in 1964 because of its use of the word “Abo”, an offensive slang term for Aboriginal Australians.[11] The lyrics of this verse (not found on Rolf Harris’s official website) were as follows:

    Let me Abos go loose, Lou
    Let me Abos go loose:
    They’re of no further use, Lou
    So let me Abos go loose.

    The stockman thus emancipates his indigenous offsiders at his death, when they are “of no further use” to him. This verse does not feature in 21st-century versions of the song and, in a 2006 interview, Harris expressed regret about the racist nature of the original lyrics.[12]

    • Replies: @Simon Tugmutton
    That's the least of Rolf's worries.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/all-about/rolf-harris-trial

    He used to appear on children's TV. He would start work on a painting in his own characteristic piecemeal style, and over his shoulder to his young audience would say, 'Can you see what it is yet?'

    This led to quite a few ribald jokes at the time of his arrest and subsequent trial.
    , @J.Ross
    So the lyric about skinning his body and tanning and displaying the skin is okay.
    ------
    I'm halfway through Spotted Toad's short and interesting book. I have found at least one error on almost every page and will list them here when I'm done.
  2. Anon[520] • Disclaimer says:

    I just watched a Japanese documentary about an aboriginal town. The kids are kind of cute, but man are the adults ugly. And the sexual dimorphism is minimal. It petty much comes down to the women are fat, and the men are skinny. Their genitals probably differ also, but they weren’t revealed in the show.

    A woman dug a big, soft insect larva out of the ground and offered it to the Japanese visitor to eat. To her credit she ate it. What grossed me out was not so much the larva, but rather the aborigine’s bloody fingers.

  3. I dunno, I haven’t seen any aboriginals, and this might be motivated reasoning, but it seems obvious to me that everyone but the blond lass, third from right, is some type of ‘mixed’. She on the other hand, clearly Senator Warren’s distant relative.

    • LOL: GermanReader2
    • Replies: @Ed
    You’re full of crap. They all look as white as the driven snow except for the guy on the right.
    , @Corn
    In my opinion all look white except the man and woman on the far right. And those two look “white with just a bit of something else” to me.
  4. A google image search of “Aborigine graduates” brings up dozens of pictures of groups of white students in graduation day robes, and only one example of actual Australian aborigine graduates.

    https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/apy-lands-graduates-learn-to-inspire/news-story/6dbe917492f175b014e3721ab2b8e778

    • Replies: @George
    To me, they all have distinctive 'prominent' cheekbones. Maybe the chick in the red top has a broader nose. They all might have somewhat deeply set eyes. None have full lips.

    Aborigine checklist:
    They typically have deep-set eyes, broad noses, full lips and prominent cheekbones.
    https://people.howstuffworks.com/aborigine-pictures.htm

    Elizabeth Warren also claimed high Amer-Indian cheekbones.
    , @Anon

    Aborigine graduates
     
    Wow, great picture. Can confirm these are real Aboriginal people, unlike the shamboriginals in the doctor photo. Sad.
    , @Anon
    The thing I find strange is that they all look middle-aged. It's as if abos only decide to get a college degree in later in life.
  5. Only the young guy at the right between the two women has a jawline and a nose that suggests that perhaps his great great grandfather might have been an aboriginal

    • Replies: @GermanReader2
    If you take a closer look, the woman on rightmost position looks a bit Aboriginal as well (nose, shape of face)
  6. Relax folks
    90% plus of these folk would be considered unambiguously white in any system of racial classification outside Australia ( such as apartheid Sth Africa or Jim Crow USA )
    They all – individuals and institutions alike – are just working tbe system to their advantage .

    Wouldn’t you ?

    • Replies: @bomag

    They all are just working tbe system to their advantage ...Wouldn’t you ?
     
    I wouldn't want to; healthy societies don't countenance corruption.
  7. O/T (but related):

    In The Guardian the other day, “Why race science is on the rise again,” by Angela Saini (Punjabi), who’s new book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, will be out soon.

    Here’s the article lede: “After the second world war, the belief that differences between so-called ‘races’ are genetic became taboo. Now, with the far right resurgent, it’s back.”

    There’s a Jew in the thick of things, naturally: “In 1985, historian Barry Mehler had a dream. His research was taking him deep into the murky territory of academia’s extreme right wing.”

    Clearly she’s been reading iSteve: “I have spent the last few years investigating the tumorous growth of this brand of intellectual racism. Not the racist thugs who confront us in plain sight, but the well-educated ones in smart suits, the ones with power.”

    The book is getting rave reviews from all the right people: “‘Roundly debunks racism’s core lie – that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power’ Reni Eddo-Lodge.”

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    The Guardian had pretty much the same article like the one by Angela Saini a few weeks ago - written by Turkish political scientist and novelist Elif Shafak. And before that, they heavily promoted Adam Rutherfords attacks on - not least David Reich and unz.com's James Thompson, etc. - All three of them with a "diverse" background (Rutherford is half Indian or something). This is the new formula of success for the Guardian when the task is to smear decent science: Look out for immigrants or people of diverse backgrounds, through in a women or two - and while we're at this subject: Take the good looking ones like Shafak and Saini - et voilà - the readers will fall on their knees and admire your paper!
    , @Anonymous

    "His research was taking him deep into the murky territory of academia’s extreme right wing."
     
    "Just down that corridor sir. The right wing is currently occupied by the math department, not the biologists though. Also, the toilets are in disrepair."

    Pretty dogmatic. She doesn't even entertain the possibility that there might be something there because there must not be anything there.

    He learned that the fear of some kind of threat to the “white race” was still alive in some intellectual circles, and that there was a well-coordinated network of people who were attempting to bring these ideologies back into mainstream academia and politics.
     
    I always wonder where those "well-coordinated networks" lying in wait exist and who coordinates them and how.

    His fear is something I have begun to share. Mehler said of his relatives who survived the Holocaust: “They are prepared for things to cease to be normal very quickly.”
     
    Ok, so, hysteria, however understandable. (I wonder whether Palestinians are prepared likewise?)

    His words ring in my ears. I never imagined I might live through times that could also make me feel this way, that could leave me so anxious for the future. Yet, here I am.
     
    Ok, hysteria. But not really understandable. And ... Punjab is a place that is so much more stable than the UK.

    I grew up in south-east London – in an Indian-Punjabi household – not far from where the black teenager Stephen Lawrence was killed by white racist thugs in 1993 while waiting for a bus. He was only five years older than I was, and his murder left a mark on my generation. The old British National Party bookshop was in the same town as my secondary school. Racism was the backdrop to my teenage years.
     
    In spite of the racist vignettes, I find this hard to believe for someone born in 1980. How wild is Bromley?

    The article is injecting all the Goodthink Memes - Holocaust, Putin, Obama's race-mending ways, post-ice-age dark-skinned blue-eyed Europeans, the Melting Pot, Forever Migration, Controlled Immigration is Racism, Bannon, Trump, Pure Polandball, The Resurgence of "The Bell Curve" (a book which Must Be Despised) and Lewontin's Fallacy:

    It was only towards the end of the 20th century that genetic data revealed that the human variation we see is not a matter of hard types but small and subtle gradations, each local community blending into the next. As much as 95% of the genetic difference in our species sits within the major population groups, not between them. Statistically, this means that, although I look nothing like the white British woman who lives upstairs, it’s possible for me to have more in common genetically with her than with my Indian-born neighbour.
     
    Well, no.

    After exposition of the egalitarianist dogma avalanche, I still don't know "Why race science is on the rise again".
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    Her 'race doesn't exist' book was preceded by her book on how Indian tech is taking over the world, Geek Nation.

    Inequality IS to do with genetics (in that 140 IQ people generally earned more than 80-IQ people even in the UK of , say, 1966, when high taxation made the UK as equal as it's probably been since hunter-gatherer days), but the turbo-charged inequality of today is definitely due to politics - the sort of politics that brought Angela Saini here.

    Of course one could argue that the sort of politics that brought Angela Saini here is also to do with genetics - the genetics of high-IQ non-Brits (like Ms Saini herself) which enables them to alter the cultural and political environment to their liking.
    , @bomag

    [He saw] the devastating way in which eugenics research had been used in Nazi Germany</blockquote

    The Nazis also used physics; chemistry; economics; etc.

    Maybe those are next in the quest for cult purity.
     

     
    , @Eternally Antifascist
    But this "Reni Eddo-Lodge" is, to quote from an Arnold Schwarzeneggar movie, one ugly mf'ing female!!!
    , @James N. Kennett
    John Derbyshire's article about Creationism, in its 1990s incarnation as "Intelligent Design", is relevant.

    Science has greatly improved our understanding. None of the new things we have learned supports Creationism; none of them has overthrown orthodox biology, as Creationists of the 1990s were promising was about to happen any day.

    Meanwhile, as real science has advanced, Creationism has stood still, adding nothing to the stock of human knowledge. The science versus Creationism match-up has turned out to be no contest.
     

    Any belief such as equalism that is adopted for social, political, or religious reasons will have the same future as Creationism. As the science advances, we cannot predict where it will go, but there is no particular reason why it should support that preconceived belief. In the meantime, the belief itself stands still, until it is no more than a charming relic of a bygone and slightly weird age.

    I suspect that one reason why genetics is such a touchy subject is the decline of religion. When people believed that we are all equal in the sight of God, they didn't worry too much that genetics allowed some of us to run faster, think faster, or see more clearly than others. The idea of "equal in the sight of God" is deeply ingrained in Judaeo-Christian culture and we want to hang on to it - but without believing in God!

  8. Anon[146] • Disclaimer says:

    I googled a page where an abo studies professor “debunks” her white students misconceptions about aborigines all being on the dole and getting a free ride to college, where they are guaranteed graduation. Her debunking was so full of weasel words and straw men and baileys that I expect that aborigines in fact are on the dole with effectively free college and weirdly high graduation rates relative to their standardized test scores.

    I did check one thing she said, which was that there are very few scholarships for aborigines. Few as in people per annum awarded? Relative to whites? Few as in dollars?

    I think the meaning was few as in number of named programs, since there appears to be a single huge government program called ABSTUDY, administered by the Australian Department of Human Services. To get this money you have to be an Aborigine or Torres Strait Islander (identity politics has split the indiginous in two in Australia). What is the test?

    It appears to be:

    1. Actual aboriginal ancestry, plus

    2. Identifing as aboriginal, plus

    3. Acceptance as aboriginal by the aboriginal community.

    Number one would require a geneologist or a genetic test to prove, but they probably take your word.

    Number two they can only take your word, but they could talk to relatives, friends, teachers, and classmates if they wanted to make a federal case out of it.

    Number three: Fiendishly clever. This would be what would stop wholesale claims of African Amrerican status by whites in the U.S. I imagine that in Australia they require something like a letter from the aboriginal equivalent of the tribal elder. Who by the way has to buy gas for his pickup, so I’m sure he gets community support in the form of moolah. And a bright, young, blonde, blue-eyed college applicant who “identifies” as aboriginal may also pass the elder a handful of “pineapples” when requesting a letter, who in turn passes along a few “lobsters” or “tenners” to influential people in the community who he might need to back him up if asked for details.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    What Australia needs to do is to recriminalize casino gambling, then open it up only to abosriginals. Worked wonders in America.

    The first legal casino was built in Tasmania in 1973, when that state changed the laws following a referendum. After a very spirited debate.

    Some are trying to crack down:

    "Gambling in Australia is the equivalent of guns in America," asserts Tim Costello, a spokesman for the Alliance for Gambling Reform. "The gambling industry has captured politics really in the way the National Rifle Association does in America, so we aim to reform that."

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-42362194
     

    https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/724D/production/_99216292_tim-costello-plus-supporter.jpg
  9. The situation in Australia with aborigines is not analogous to blacks in the US. It is much more like the (Feather) Indians.

    First of all, the numbers are tiny: if you count anyone who is even 1/4 aborigine as “Aboriginal”, they make up maybe 2% of the population. They are, how can one put this, not as academically inclined as other ethnic groups. At the same time, the Left views them as sacramental, and they take up enormous space in the popular imagination. Elites put little plaques on their apartment doors: “We recognise this land as belonging to the Namajira People, traditional custodians of nature…” &etc.

    I went to the fanciest university in Oz, and one of my classmates was exactly the same build and complexion as me – a fat, dumb, Irish bastard. He claimed to be aboriginal (I believe he actually was 1/4th, in the sense that he had a grandmother who identified as aboriginal) and rode it to an excellent job in the foreign service. He wasn’t hopelessly stupid, and he made a big effort to get along with people, so I think it worked out well for everyone. He retired at 40 and now runs desert tours for gullible rich tourists. I like the guy. He is married to a red-haired Anglo woman who is paler than Casper the ghost, and they have kids who identify as …. You get the idea.

    I can’t get too worked up about it. They had their world destroyed by modernity; throwing them some symbolic respect and cash seems like a harmless indulgence. God knows with Australian soldiers killing people in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, East Timor, … the government could be wasting my money in worse ways.

    Stupid would be importing more from the Horn of Africa… Oh, never mind.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes, sb
    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    Elites put little plaques on their apartment doors: “We recognise this land as belonging to the Namajira People, traditional custodians of nature…” &etc.

    Apparently they do this sort of thing in Canada, too, and it's spreading to the US. I can't imagine a more offensive sort of virtue-signaling to the group you're supposed to be honoring.

    Elite: "We recognize this land as belonging to victim group X!"

    Member of victim group X: "So you'll be vacating the premises, forthwith?"

    Elite: "What? No!"
    , @Anonymous

    “We recognise this land as belonging to the Namajira People, traditional custodians of nature…”
     
    Didn't they deforest a good part of Australia, like Whitey did in Europe?

    They basically pulled their own local Global Warming: How Aboriginal burning changed Australia’s climate.

    In spite of the dreams of Western Naturalists, naked people running around barefoot tooting into horns are not necessarily custodians of nature.
    , @Dtbb
    Is the sprinter girl, I can't remember her name, from the Olympics, of mixed race? She always looked like it to me.
    , @Mighty Mouse

    I can’t get too worked up about it. They had their world destroyed by modernity.
     
    Um... a very well documented pastime of the Aborigines folks before the white man disrupted them was eating people. It took a loong time to mostly break them of that habit.

    The fact that you left out that fact, along with some other unpleasantries, indicates that eating people is just "another way of doing things" to you, and consequently, I will always decline your dinner invitations, regardless of how it's presented.

    That submitted, I will go on to support the idea that some activities are inherently evil. That cultures are not relative, and there's a baseline of humanity that must be observed for the growth and fine-tuning of modern civilization.

    In matters pertaining to the fertilization and growth of modern civilization, eating your neighbor is right out, from the get-go. It really is a non-starter. You're wrong to consider it a matter of taste. It's a matter of civility, practicality, and the definition of a gentleman not to eat the family of the guy next door.

    In Summary: You just don't eat people, you crazy piece of shit.
    , @bomag

    They had their world destroyed by modernity
     
    They get to stand in that line with many others, and a great many not born and yet not-to-be-born.
  10. JimS says:

    “One thing worth noting is that despite evidently being separated for thousands of generations, Aborigines and Europeans are not only interfertile, but tend to come out looking overall European in just a few generations. The 1/8th Aborigine boy above looks like the young Bing Crosby, which is not uncommon.”
    https://isteve.blogspot.com/2011/09/nativism-down-under.html?m=1

    Does 1/8 count as “indigenous?”

    • Replies: @Clyde

    Does 1/8 count as “indigenous?”
     
    Easily and with room to spare! In Canada, US, Australia and New Zealand. My favorite indigenous scam is Foxwoods casino in Connecticut, the first Indian mega-casino and one of the largest. It killed Atlantic City. The Mashantucket Pequot Indians are behind it. They were a rag tag band with few members that barely existed, but with lawyers they got Federal tribal recognition. They look more black than Indian.
  11. Dude second from right –perhaps a half breed. More likely a quarter.

    The rest look as Irish as Paddy’s Pig.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    I thought that might be Tiny Tim. The one who played ukulele and sang "Tiptoe Through the Tulips".
    , @Anonymous
    Dude also looks Irish though. That sort of curly hair is not uncommon among the Irish. If I didn't know he was part aboriginal, I would've just assumed he was Irish.
    , @TelfoedJohn
    There is certainly a strange affinity between the Irish and Aboriginals. These guys look like three shepherds who’ve just had a particularly rough night in some rural pub in Ireland.

    https://twitter.com/HakonRotmwrt/status/1121567399004856320

    , @Cortes
    Paddy’s Pig as featured in Victorian Punch, maybe

    https://punch.photoshelter.com/gallery/Ireland-Cartoons/G0000tcWkXyP4OHo/

  12. Second guy person from the right kind of looks Aboriginal, kind of like one of the young Aborigines who played in Crocodile Dundee in fact.

  13. Do those “indigenous” doctors do ward rounds or go walkabout?

    Little known fact: Bonaparte was an Aboriginal…

    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
    So was Einstein and Newton. Herzl, too. Gauss was only a half-caste, and them Bernoullis was yellafellas (white father, mother a gin - hence tribally non-aboriginal).
  14. Tracy Flick, president, Aboriginal Club

    • LOL: Redneck farmer, Jon
  15. @PiltdownMan
    A google image search of "Aborigine graduates" brings up dozens of pictures of groups of white students in graduation day robes, and only one example of actual Australian aborigine graduates.

    https://i.imgur.com/IeyUIHQ.jpg

    https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/apy-lands-graduates-learn-to-inspire/news-story/6dbe917492f175b014e3721ab2b8e778

    To me, they all have distinctive ‘prominent’ cheekbones. Maybe the chick in the red top has a broader nose. They all might have somewhat deeply set eyes. None have full lips.

    Aborigine checklist:
    They typically have deep-set eyes, broad noses, full lips and prominent cheekbones.
    https://people.howstuffworks.com/aborigine-pictures.htm

    Elizabeth Warren also claimed high Amer-Indian cheekbones.

  16. Is it racist to say they look like doctors?

  17. @Nigerian Nationalist
    I dunno, I haven't seen any aboriginals, and this might be motivated reasoning, but it seems obvious to me that everyone but the blond lass, third from right, is some type of 'mixed'. She on the other hand, clearly Senator Warren's distant relative.

    You’re full of crap. They all look as white as the driven snow except for the guy on the right.

    • Replies: @Nigerian Nationalist
    My initial reaction was to mark out the two on the right. But once you cotton onto them, you realise that the two on the left look more like them than say the Professor (?) in the middle. The girl in the middle, closest to him, might pass for his daughter.

    But like I said, might be motivated reasoning. Go wash out your mouth with soap, Ed.
  18. Hey Mr. Sailer, today is “Draw Mohammed Day”.

    • Replies: @bored identity
    So would it be double good plus rajsis if cowardly bored identity was offered a carte blanche as an entry for the competition?



    http://www.quirkii.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/card-texture-white-6x4.jpg
    , @bored identity
    So would it be double good plus rajsis if cowardly bored identity was offered a carte blanche as an entry for the competition?



    http://www.quirkii.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/card-texture-white-6x4.jpg
  19. Exactly. The two to her right seem mixed, but all the ones on the left couldn’t even pass for fake hispanic in the US, and as for Tracy Flick, just get out …

  20. @NewHandle
    The situation in Australia with aborigines is not analogous to blacks in the US. It is much more like the (Feather) Indians.

    First of all, the numbers are tiny: if you count anyone who is even 1/4 aborigine as "Aboriginal", they make up maybe 2% of the population. They are, how can one put this, not as academically inclined as other ethnic groups. At the same time, the Left views them as sacramental, and they take up enormous space in the popular imagination. Elites put little plaques on their apartment doors: "We recognise this land as belonging to the Namajira People, traditional custodians of nature..." &etc.

    I went to the fanciest university in Oz, and one of my classmates was exactly the same build and complexion as me - a fat, dumb, Irish bastard. He claimed to be aboriginal (I believe he actually was 1/4th, in the sense that he had a grandmother who identified as aboriginal) and rode it to an excellent job in the foreign service. He wasn't hopelessly stupid, and he made a big effort to get along with people, so I think it worked out well for everyone. He retired at 40 and now runs desert tours for gullible rich tourists. I like the guy. He is married to a red-haired Anglo woman who is paler than Casper the ghost, and they have kids who identify as .... You get the idea.

    I can't get too worked up about it. They had their world destroyed by modernity; throwing them some symbolic respect and cash seems like a harmless indulgence. God knows with Australian soldiers killing people in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, East Timor, ... the government could be wasting my money in worse ways.

    Stupid would be importing more from the Horn of Africa... Oh, never mind.

    Elites put little plaques on their apartment doors: “We recognise this land as belonging to the Namajira People, traditional custodians of nature…” &etc.

    Apparently they do this sort of thing in Canada, too, and it’s spreading to the US. I can’t imagine a more offensive sort of virtue-signaling to the group you’re supposed to be honoring.

    Elite: “We recognize this land as belonging to victim group X!”

    Member of victim group X: “So you’ll be vacating the premises, forthwith?”

    Elite: “What? No!”

    • Agree: GermanReader2
  21. More abo hilarity.

    http://www.shalomgamarada.org/

    Shalom, ya’ll.

    • Replies: @Anon

    More abo hilarity
     
    Oh dear, I know one of those people. Was a good friend till they pawned an item they borrowed off me.
  22. @justonecomment
    Hey Mr. Sailer, today is "Draw Mohammed Day".

    So would it be double good plus rajsis if cowardly bored identity was offered a carte blanche as an entry for the competition?

    • Replies: @justonecomment
    Nah just draw a med with a turban and muslim beard, that ought to shock them enough to employ Fatwa against your line
    , @Mighty Mouse
    This is our chance, on "draw Mohammed day" to prove to the looky-loo's who visit here that iSteve readers have as much guts as the next fellow. This is America, not the middle-east. Time to learn that.

    Find below my new drawing of the Prophet, Allah be with him, entitled:

    "Mohammed in a London Fog."

    http://www.quirkii.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/card-texture-white-6x4.jpg
  23. Years ago, I was at a party in West Seattle with my ex (we were both very young at the time), and I struck up a conversation with this cute blonde from the south end. She mentioned that she was a licensed diver and then somehow it came up that she was an Indian.

    I gently laughed and called BS, then she pulled out a card from her wallet and showed me right there that she was a registered member of the Puyallup tribe. I was impressed. My ex was pissed off.

    I’m not sure what it means, but if Indians are cute blondes that isn’t such a bad thing. Some of the not-blonde ones aren’t too bad, either.

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

    Deleted verse


    The fourth verse caused some controversy in 1964 because of its use of the word "Abo", an offensive slang term for Aboriginal Australians.[11] The lyrics of this verse (not found on Rolf Harris's official website) were as follows:

    Let me Abos go loose, Lou
    Let me Abos go loose:
    They're of no further use, Lou
    So let me Abos go loose.

    The stockman thus emancipates his indigenous offsiders at his death, when they are "of no further use" to him. This verse does not feature in 21st-century versions of the song and, in a 2006 interview, Harris expressed regret about the racist nature of the original lyrics.[12]

    That’s the least of Rolf’s worries.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/all-about/rolf-harris-trial

    He used to appear on children’s TV. He would start work on a painting in his own characteristic piecemeal style, and over his shoulder to his young audience would say, ‘Can you see what it is yet?’

    This led to quite a few ribald jokes at the time of his arrest and subsequent trial.

  25. @PiltdownMan
    A google image search of "Aborigine graduates" brings up dozens of pictures of groups of white students in graduation day robes, and only one example of actual Australian aborigine graduates.

    https://i.imgur.com/IeyUIHQ.jpg

    https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/apy-lands-graduates-learn-to-inspire/news-story/6dbe917492f175b014e3721ab2b8e778

    Aborigine graduates

    Wow, great picture. Can confirm these are real Aboriginal people, unlike the shamboriginals in the doctor photo. Sad.

  26. @Peterike
    More abo hilarity.

    http://www.shalomgamarada.org/

    Shalom, ya’ll.

    More abo hilarity

    Oh dear, I know one of those people. Was a good friend till they pawned an item they borrowed off me.

  27. @justonecomment
    Hey Mr. Sailer, today is "Draw Mohammed Day".

    So would it be double good plus rajsis if cowardly bored identity was offered a carte blanche as an entry for the competition?

  28. OT:

    ‘Slaves in our own nation’: South Africa’s ANC urges economic freedom against white monopoly capital

    The struggle for economic emancipation of South Africa’s black population should be unstoppable, according to the ANC (African National Congress) secretary-general Ace Magashule.

    Speaking at a memorial lecture in honor of South African activist Walter Sisulu, he said that “dark forces” in the ruling party are hellbent on distracting from the struggle for economic freedom and the battle against white monopoly capital.

    Has anyone used “monopoly capital” unironically since maybe the times when Marxism-Leninism was being heavily discussed, i.e. around 1920?

    ANC secretary-general echoed Ramaphosa, saying: “Our mandate is to expropriate land without compensation… to nationalize the Reserve Bank… to transform the financial institutions and banks in order to serve the needs of our people.”

    According to him, the ANC should implement national health insurance, the national minimum wage, and should “stop privatization of state-owned resources.”

    I foresee higher inflation.

    • Replies: @bomag

    I foresee higher inflation.
     
    Here's the future.
  29. @Cortes
    Do those “indigenous” doctors do ward rounds or go walkabout?

    Little known fact: Bonaparte was an Aboriginal...

    So was Einstein and Newton. Herzl, too. Gauss was only a half-caste, and them Bernoullis was yellafellas (white father, mother a gin – hence tribally non-aboriginal).

  30. @Fred C Dobbs
    Dude second from right --perhaps a half breed. More likely a quarter.

    The rest look as Irish as Paddy's Pig.

    I thought that might be Tiny Tim. The one who played ukulele and sang “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”.

  31. Anonymous[765] • Disclaimer says:

    and all six students received residential scholarships from the Shalom Gamarada program to live on campus.

    How did the Shalom Gamarada program come to be involved in this?

  32. It is important to keep in mind that the ancestry-linked average behavioral patterns that make various ethnic groups unsuccessful in the modern world do not make them in all ways similar to one another. So for example sub-Saharan Africans and Australian Aborigines have both been unsuccessful in the modern global economy, but that does not make them otherwise similar in terms of average behavioral dispositions. Even Darwin noted this, way back in the late 19th century, in comparing his experience with African and South American indigenous peoples, noting that both ethnic groups were very primitive but also very different.

  33. @Change that Matters
    O/T (but related):

    In The Guardian the other day, "Why race science is on the rise again," by Angela Saini (Punjabi), who's new book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, will be out soon.

    Here's the article lede: "After the second world war, the belief that differences between so-called ‘races’ are genetic became taboo. Now, with the far right resurgent, it’s back."

    There's a Jew in the thick of things, naturally: "In 1985, historian Barry Mehler had a dream. His research was taking him deep into the murky territory of academia’s extreme right wing."

    Clearly she's been reading iSteve: "I have spent the last few years investigating the tumorous growth of this brand of intellectual racism. Not the racist thugs who confront us in plain sight, but the well-educated ones in smart suits, the ones with power."

    The book is getting rave reviews from all the right people: "'Roundly debunks racism's core lie - that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power' Reni Eddo-Lodge."

    The Guardian had pretty much the same article like the one by Angela Saini a few weeks ago – written by Turkish political scientist and novelist Elif Shafak. And before that, they heavily promoted Adam Rutherfords attacks on – not least David Reich and unz.com’s James Thompson, etc. – All three of them with a “diverse” background (Rutherford is half Indian or something). This is the new formula of success for the Guardian when the task is to smear decent science: Look out for immigrants or people of diverse backgrounds, through in a women or two – and while we’re at this subject: Take the good looking ones like Shafak and Saini – et voilà – the readers will fall on their knees and admire your paper!

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    We must update Einstein's rebuttal of the Ninety-Nine Aryan Scientists: if something is true, then even a white person can point it out.
  34. Anonymous[288] • Disclaimer says:
    @Change that Matters
    O/T (but related):

    In The Guardian the other day, "Why race science is on the rise again," by Angela Saini (Punjabi), who's new book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, will be out soon.

    Here's the article lede: "After the second world war, the belief that differences between so-called ‘races’ are genetic became taboo. Now, with the far right resurgent, it’s back."

    There's a Jew in the thick of things, naturally: "In 1985, historian Barry Mehler had a dream. His research was taking him deep into the murky territory of academia’s extreme right wing."

    Clearly she's been reading iSteve: "I have spent the last few years investigating the tumorous growth of this brand of intellectual racism. Not the racist thugs who confront us in plain sight, but the well-educated ones in smart suits, the ones with power."

    The book is getting rave reviews from all the right people: "'Roundly debunks racism's core lie - that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power' Reni Eddo-Lodge."

    “His research was taking him deep into the murky territory of academia’s extreme right wing.”

    “Just down that corridor sir. The right wing is currently occupied by the math department, not the biologists though. Also, the toilets are in disrepair.”

    Pretty dogmatic. She doesn’t even entertain the possibility that there might be something there because there must not be anything there.

    He learned that the fear of some kind of threat to the “white race” was still alive in some intellectual circles, and that there was a well-coordinated network of people who were attempting to bring these ideologies back into mainstream academia and politics.

    I always wonder where those “well-coordinated networks” lying in wait exist and who coordinates them and how.

    His fear is something I have begun to share. Mehler said of his relatives who survived the Holocaust: “They are prepared for things to cease to be normal very quickly.”

    Ok, so, hysteria, however understandable. (I wonder whether Palestinians are prepared likewise?)

    His words ring in my ears. I never imagined I might live through times that could also make me feel this way, that could leave me so anxious for the future. Yet, here I am.

    Ok, hysteria. But not really understandable. And … Punjab is a place that is so much more stable than the UK.

    I grew up in south-east London – in an Indian-Punjabi household – not far from where the black teenager Stephen Lawrence was killed by white racist thugs in 1993 while waiting for a bus. He was only five years older than I was, and his murder left a mark on my generation. The old British National Party bookshop was in the same town as my secondary school. Racism was the backdrop to my teenage years.

    In spite of the racist vignettes, I find this hard to believe for someone born in 1980. How wild is Bromley?

    The article is injecting all the Goodthink Memes – Holocaust, Putin, Obama’s race-mending ways, post-ice-age dark-skinned blue-eyed Europeans, the Melting Pot, Forever Migration, Controlled Immigration is Racism, Bannon, Trump, Pure Polandball, The Resurgence of “The Bell Curve” (a book which Must Be Despised) and Lewontin’s Fallacy:

    It was only towards the end of the 20th century that genetic data revealed that the human variation we see is not a matter of hard types but small and subtle gradations, each local community blending into the next. As much as 95% of the genetic difference in our species sits within the major population groups, not between them. Statistically, this means that, although I look nothing like the white British woman who lives upstairs, it’s possible for me to have more in common genetically with her than with my Indian-born neighbour.

    Well, no.

    After exposition of the egalitarianist dogma avalanche, I still don’t know “Why race science is on the rise again”.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    "How wild is Bromley?"

    A lot wilder - or to be exact, more "vibrant" than it used to be.

    https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/17610045.dad-speaks-of-sons-knife-point-robbery-queens-gardens-the-glades/

    "I grew up in south-east London – in an Indian-Punjabi household"

    https://www.quora.com/To-which-caste-and-category-does-the-surname-Saini-belong-to
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saini

    "Saini is a caste of North India who were traditionally landowners (zamindars) and farmers."

    Angela Saini is another woman 'scientist' who doesn't actually want to do any science.

  35. Anonymous[412] • Disclaimer says:

    I seem to recall the wonderfully Australian female tennis player Yvonne Goologong.

  36. Anonymous[412] • Disclaimer says:

    Lot of secret or not so secret fornication went on between Anglo-Celt roughneck type Aussie men and Aboriginal women, apparently. So much for Anglo-Saxon taboos against fraternizing too much with the natives.
    Likely the Abo Shielas were not in the least ‘played hard to get’, and a few tinnies of Fosters or bottles of Scotch, by way as gifts, worked wonders with the blokes at the mining camp/sheep station etc.

  37. Anonymous[288] • Disclaimer says:
    @NewHandle
    The situation in Australia with aborigines is not analogous to blacks in the US. It is much more like the (Feather) Indians.

    First of all, the numbers are tiny: if you count anyone who is even 1/4 aborigine as "Aboriginal", they make up maybe 2% of the population. They are, how can one put this, not as academically inclined as other ethnic groups. At the same time, the Left views them as sacramental, and they take up enormous space in the popular imagination. Elites put little plaques on their apartment doors: "We recognise this land as belonging to the Namajira People, traditional custodians of nature..." &etc.

    I went to the fanciest university in Oz, and one of my classmates was exactly the same build and complexion as me - a fat, dumb, Irish bastard. He claimed to be aboriginal (I believe he actually was 1/4th, in the sense that he had a grandmother who identified as aboriginal) and rode it to an excellent job in the foreign service. He wasn't hopelessly stupid, and he made a big effort to get along with people, so I think it worked out well for everyone. He retired at 40 and now runs desert tours for gullible rich tourists. I like the guy. He is married to a red-haired Anglo woman who is paler than Casper the ghost, and they have kids who identify as .... You get the idea.

    I can't get too worked up about it. They had their world destroyed by modernity; throwing them some symbolic respect and cash seems like a harmless indulgence. God knows with Australian soldiers killing people in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, East Timor, ... the government could be wasting my money in worse ways.

    Stupid would be importing more from the Horn of Africa... Oh, never mind.

    “We recognise this land as belonging to the Namajira People, traditional custodians of nature…”

    Didn’t they deforest a good part of Australia, like Whitey did in Europe?

    They basically pulled their own local Global Warming: How Aboriginal burning changed Australia’s climate.

    In spite of the dreams of Western Naturalists, naked people running around barefoot tooting into horns are not necessarily custodians of nature.

  38. Liberals’ favorite kind of people: the blonde hair blue eye who have enough chutzpah to claim minority ancestry.

    It allows liberals to virtue signal about affirmative action without actually having to put up with real minorities, who are usually less attractive/intelligent.

    • Agree: Travis
  39. This is the moment the British police allowed Muslim youths to throw rocks at a registered political candidate campaigning for the European parliamentary elections.The British police are a total disgrace.pic.twitter.com/M5kGZfzxMf— Mark Collett (@MarkACollett) May 20, 2019

    Off-Topic but this is the new UK way to win an election.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Fredrik
    I see a group of Commonwealth people assembling.

    The typical Legal Observer is also there and somehow had his back turned on the throwers. He wouldn't have missed any attempts from the police to stop the Commonwealthers.
  40. I don’t see anything in the article that tells me the 6 students in the picture are supposed to be the doctors of Aboriginal descent.

    Are we sure the photo is supposed to be them? Or did someone just include a photo of 6 students?

    • Replies: @Len
    http://www.jwire.com.au/proud-shalom-college/
  41. Now that women can finally go to college we have graduation gowns that can show off a nice rack.

    Progress marches on.

    • Replies: @Lugash
    Now if only we could do something about those West Point uniforms.
  42. @NewHandle
    The situation in Australia with aborigines is not analogous to blacks in the US. It is much more like the (Feather) Indians.

    First of all, the numbers are tiny: if you count anyone who is even 1/4 aborigine as "Aboriginal", they make up maybe 2% of the population. They are, how can one put this, not as academically inclined as other ethnic groups. At the same time, the Left views them as sacramental, and they take up enormous space in the popular imagination. Elites put little plaques on their apartment doors: "We recognise this land as belonging to the Namajira People, traditional custodians of nature..." &etc.

    I went to the fanciest university in Oz, and one of my classmates was exactly the same build and complexion as me - a fat, dumb, Irish bastard. He claimed to be aboriginal (I believe he actually was 1/4th, in the sense that he had a grandmother who identified as aboriginal) and rode it to an excellent job in the foreign service. He wasn't hopelessly stupid, and he made a big effort to get along with people, so I think it worked out well for everyone. He retired at 40 and now runs desert tours for gullible rich tourists. I like the guy. He is married to a red-haired Anglo woman who is paler than Casper the ghost, and they have kids who identify as .... You get the idea.

    I can't get too worked up about it. They had their world destroyed by modernity; throwing them some symbolic respect and cash seems like a harmless indulgence. God knows with Australian soldiers killing people in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, East Timor, ... the government could be wasting my money in worse ways.

    Stupid would be importing more from the Horn of Africa... Oh, never mind.

    Is the sprinter girl, I can’t remember her name, from the Olympics, of mixed race? She always looked like it to me.

    • Replies: @Triumph104
    In 2008, Australian sprinter Cathy Freeman appeared on the ancestry show Who Do You Think You Are. I only skimmed the video to answer your question. Going by archived records, not DNA, she definitely has British ancestry and very likely Chinese.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6vngc5
  43. @Desiderius
    Now that women can finally go to college we have graduation gowns that can show off a nice rack.

    Progress marches on.

    Now if only we could do something about those West Point uniforms.

  44. @Nigerian Nationalist
    I dunno, I haven't seen any aboriginals, and this might be motivated reasoning, but it seems obvious to me that everyone but the blond lass, third from right, is some type of 'mixed'. She on the other hand, clearly Senator Warren's distant relative.

    In my opinion all look white except the man and woman on the far right. And those two look “white with just a bit of something else” to me.

  45. I was going to comment on how a university could possibly graduate 6 people as doctors when the average IQ of the population was around 70, then I scrolled down. Lots of Elizabeth Warrens.

  46. Tim says:

    This is sort of OT, but Robert F. Smith famously announced over the weekend that he would pay all Morehouse College grads’ student loans, and when I heard that I thought, “I would think they wouldn’t have ANY student loans. I would think that every single Morehouse student is on a full ride.”

    I have to assume I’m right about the entire class being on scholarship, but maybe they take out loans to live the Morehouse lifestyle.

    Does anyone have any figures on this?

    • Replies: @Jon
    This website (no idea how accurate it is) gives some basic stats on that:

    https://www.collegetuitioncompare.com/edu/140553/morehouse-college/financial-aid/

    Would be interesting to compare the HBCUs to similar pool of colleges/universities.
  47. White FDNY lieutenant sues department over racial discrimination after being barred from Vulcan Society memorial

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/white-fdny-lieutenant-sues-department-racial-discrimination.amp

    Some nyfd European organizations:
    https://www.fdnyvikings.org/
    https://fdnysteuben.org/home-page
    https://www.fdnycolumbia.com/

  48. Rick Singer helped out the Indigenes,
    Showing them all of the didgeri-
    doos and the didgeri-don’ts,
    The wills and the widgeri-won’ts,
    Of college life as Aborigines.

  49. JimB says:

    I’m getting Yvonne Goolagong vibes from the dark haired students but the two blondes in the front are less convincing. Nonetheless, their mixed heritage suggests that some Aborigines have managed to enter the mainstream without difficulty. It’s all the others living in ramshackle trailers in the Australian outback who need special preferences. But then I wonder why Barry Obama accessed special preferences meant for true hood rats like Trayvon Martin. Or maybe thats the game. Find mixed race people who behave white and use them as props in a sermon to the white American middle class that explains to them why the meritocracy has been cancelled and how from now on only rich kids of all races, colors, and creeds will be favored.

  50. True Abos display a startlinig lack of facial diversity. It can’t be more than a dozen or so original wanderers who set off on a raft to get across the water to something tantalizinly nearby and instead got taken by currents across the shrunken ice-age straights to another contenent.

  51. OT so it begins. A libertarian GOP congressman has called for Trumps impeachment and Mittens has called it brave.

    That’s Trumps problem. He’s only popular among deplorables not the lords. Who hate him and his backers.

    • Replies: @Lowe
    Lord Mittens. Haha.
  52. “Note: If you are in Australia, don’t cast aspersions on the Aboriginality of these Indigenes or you can get Bolted.”

    Given that the unusually unique interpretation of the law in this case was due to one Mordecai Bromberg might not “Bromberged”, rather than “Bolted” be a more accurate description of the process.

  53. @Change that Matters
    O/T (but related):

    In The Guardian the other day, "Why race science is on the rise again," by Angela Saini (Punjabi), who's new book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, will be out soon.

    Here's the article lede: "After the second world war, the belief that differences between so-called ‘races’ are genetic became taboo. Now, with the far right resurgent, it’s back."

    There's a Jew in the thick of things, naturally: "In 1985, historian Barry Mehler had a dream. His research was taking him deep into the murky territory of academia’s extreme right wing."

    Clearly she's been reading iSteve: "I have spent the last few years investigating the tumorous growth of this brand of intellectual racism. Not the racist thugs who confront us in plain sight, but the well-educated ones in smart suits, the ones with power."

    The book is getting rave reviews from all the right people: "'Roundly debunks racism's core lie - that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power' Reni Eddo-Lodge."

    Her ‘race doesn’t exist’ book was preceded by her book on how Indian tech is taking over the world, Geek Nation.

    Inequality IS to do with genetics (in that 140 IQ people generally earned more than 80-IQ people even in the UK of , say, 1966, when high taxation made the UK as equal as it’s probably been since hunter-gatherer days), but the turbo-charged inequality of today is definitely due to politics – the sort of politics that brought Angela Saini here.

    Of course one could argue that the sort of politics that brought Angela Saini here is also to do with genetics – the genetics of high-IQ non-Brits (like Ms Saini herself) which enables them to alter the cultural and political environment to their liking.

  54. @JimS
    "One thing worth noting is that despite evidently being separated for thousands of generations, Aborigines and Europeans are not only interfertile, but tend to come out looking overall European in just a few generations. The 1/8th Aborigine boy above looks like the young Bing Crosby, which is not uncommon."
    https://isteve.blogspot.com/2011/09/nativism-down-under.html?m=1

    Does 1/8 count as "indigenous?"

    Does 1/8 count as “indigenous?”

    Easily and with room to spare! In Canada, US, Australia and New Zealand. My favorite indigenous scam is Foxwoods casino in Connecticut, the first Indian mega-casino and one of the largest. It killed Atlantic City. The Mashantucket Pequot Indians are behind it. They were a rag tag band with few members that barely existed, but with lawyers they got Federal tribal recognition. They look more black than Indian.

    • Replies: @GermanReader2
    Does the famous clip of Trump saying "They don't look like Indians to me" refer to members of this tribe?
    , @prosa123
    Sort of. The Pequots were a small but real tribe long before they opened their casino. They started out with a bingo hall, back in the 1980's, before opening the casino to what proved to be great success.
    It is the nearby Mohegan tribe that is mostly an artificial creation. Just as the Pequot's Foxwoods casino was becoming a huge success the Navy made some surplus land available to the state of Connecticut about ten miles away. Figuring that two casinos are better than one, and knowing that only an Indian tribe would be able to operate one under applicable laws, the state did some research and located some people of vaguely Native origin who had heard family legends about tribal lands that just happened to be on this newly available land. Or so they claimed. The result is the also spectacularly successful Mohegan Sun casino.
  55. @bored identity
    So would it be double good plus rajsis if cowardly bored identity was offered a carte blanche as an entry for the competition?



    http://www.quirkii.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/card-texture-white-6x4.jpg

    Nah just draw a med with a turban and muslim beard, that ought to shock them enough to employ Fatwa against your line

    • Replies: @bored identity
    Yeah, being served with Chianti & Fatwa Beans ain't fun.

    Although being fully aware of the risks of potential rushdification, bored identity strongly believes that having an opportunity to serve as Launch Padme to glitterati's stratosphere hungry Dravidian Desi - whose looks are suprisingly not Indira Ghandi mortifying - could be pretttty, prettttty, pretttty fun:


    http://www.celebzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/padma-lakshmi-in-wet-swimsuits-elle-india-2016-_9.jpg
  56. @bored identity
    So would it be double good plus rajsis if cowardly bored identity was offered a carte blanche as an entry for the competition?



    http://www.quirkii.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/card-texture-white-6x4.jpg

    This is our chance, on “draw Mohammed day” to prove to the looky-loo’s who visit here that iSteve readers have as much guts as the next fellow. This is America, not the middle-east. Time to learn that.

    Find below my new drawing of the Prophet, Allah be with him, entitled:

    “Mohammed in a London Fog.”

    • Replies: @bored identity
    Meanwhile, Draw Profit Mo's Wife is the ultimate head-rolling-in-the-bucket challenge:

    https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/reaching-door-knob-kid-s-hand-up-to-open-40036780.jpg
  57. @NewHandle
    The situation in Australia with aborigines is not analogous to blacks in the US. It is much more like the (Feather) Indians.

    First of all, the numbers are tiny: if you count anyone who is even 1/4 aborigine as "Aboriginal", they make up maybe 2% of the population. They are, how can one put this, not as academically inclined as other ethnic groups. At the same time, the Left views them as sacramental, and they take up enormous space in the popular imagination. Elites put little plaques on their apartment doors: "We recognise this land as belonging to the Namajira People, traditional custodians of nature..." &etc.

    I went to the fanciest university in Oz, and one of my classmates was exactly the same build and complexion as me - a fat, dumb, Irish bastard. He claimed to be aboriginal (I believe he actually was 1/4th, in the sense that he had a grandmother who identified as aboriginal) and rode it to an excellent job in the foreign service. He wasn't hopelessly stupid, and he made a big effort to get along with people, so I think it worked out well for everyone. He retired at 40 and now runs desert tours for gullible rich tourists. I like the guy. He is married to a red-haired Anglo woman who is paler than Casper the ghost, and they have kids who identify as .... You get the idea.

    I can't get too worked up about it. They had their world destroyed by modernity; throwing them some symbolic respect and cash seems like a harmless indulgence. God knows with Australian soldiers killing people in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, East Timor, ... the government could be wasting my money in worse ways.

    Stupid would be importing more from the Horn of Africa... Oh, never mind.

    I can’t get too worked up about it. They had their world destroyed by modernity.

    Um… a very well documented pastime of the Aborigines folks before the white man disrupted them was eating people. It took a loong time to mostly break them of that habit.

    The fact that you left out that fact, along with some other unpleasantries, indicates that eating people is just “another way of doing things” to you, and consequently, I will always decline your dinner invitations, regardless of how it’s presented.

    That submitted, I will go on to support the idea that some activities are inherently evil. That cultures are not relative, and there’s a baseline of humanity that must be observed for the growth and fine-tuning of modern civilization.

    In matters pertaining to the fertilization and growth of modern civilization, eating your neighbor is right out, from the get-go. It really is a non-starter. You’re wrong to consider it a matter of taste. It’s a matter of civility, practicality, and the definition of a gentleman not to eat the family of the guy next door.

    In Summary: You just don’t eat people, you crazy piece of shit.

    • LOL: AndrewR
  58. @Andy
    Only the young guy at the right between the two women has a jawline and a nose that suggests that perhaps his great great grandfather might have been an aboriginal

    If you take a closer look, the woman on rightmost position looks a bit Aboriginal as well (nose, shape of face)

    • Replies: @Andy
    yes, probably the great great grandfather, once removed
  59. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Fred C Dobbs
    Dude second from right --perhaps a half breed. More likely a quarter.

    The rest look as Irish as Paddy's Pig.

    Dude also looks Irish though. That sort of curly hair is not uncommon among the Irish. If I didn’t know he was part aboriginal, I would’ve just assumed he was Irish.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    Dude also looks Irish though. That sort of curly hair is not uncommon among the Irish. If I didn’t know he was part aboriginal, I would’ve just assumed he was Irish.
     
    The Irish may be a hybrid of Homo sapiens, Neanderthal, and an archaic aboriginal type.
  60. @sb
    Relax folks
    90% plus of these folk would be considered unambiguously white in any system of racial classification outside Australia ( such as apartheid Sth Africa or Jim Crow USA )
    They all - individuals and institutions alike - are just working tbe system to their advantage .

    Wouldn't you ?

    They all are just working tbe system to their advantage …Wouldn’t you ?

    I wouldn’t want to; healthy societies don’t countenance corruption.

  61. @Change that Matters
    O/T (but related):

    In The Guardian the other day, "Why race science is on the rise again," by Angela Saini (Punjabi), who's new book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, will be out soon.

    Here's the article lede: "After the second world war, the belief that differences between so-called ‘races’ are genetic became taboo. Now, with the far right resurgent, it’s back."

    There's a Jew in the thick of things, naturally: "In 1985, historian Barry Mehler had a dream. His research was taking him deep into the murky territory of academia’s extreme right wing."

    Clearly she's been reading iSteve: "I have spent the last few years investigating the tumorous growth of this brand of intellectual racism. Not the racist thugs who confront us in plain sight, but the well-educated ones in smart suits, the ones with power."

    The book is getting rave reviews from all the right people: "'Roundly debunks racism's core lie - that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power' Reni Eddo-Lodge."

    [He saw] the devastating way in which eugenics research had been used in Nazi Germany</blockquote

    The Nazis also used physics; chemistry; economics; etc.

    Maybe those are next in the quest for cult purity.

  62. @NewHandle
    The situation in Australia with aborigines is not analogous to blacks in the US. It is much more like the (Feather) Indians.

    First of all, the numbers are tiny: if you count anyone who is even 1/4 aborigine as "Aboriginal", they make up maybe 2% of the population. They are, how can one put this, not as academically inclined as other ethnic groups. At the same time, the Left views them as sacramental, and they take up enormous space in the popular imagination. Elites put little plaques on their apartment doors: "We recognise this land as belonging to the Namajira People, traditional custodians of nature..." &etc.

    I went to the fanciest university in Oz, and one of my classmates was exactly the same build and complexion as me - a fat, dumb, Irish bastard. He claimed to be aboriginal (I believe he actually was 1/4th, in the sense that he had a grandmother who identified as aboriginal) and rode it to an excellent job in the foreign service. He wasn't hopelessly stupid, and he made a big effort to get along with people, so I think it worked out well for everyone. He retired at 40 and now runs desert tours for gullible rich tourists. I like the guy. He is married to a red-haired Anglo woman who is paler than Casper the ghost, and they have kids who identify as .... You get the idea.

    I can't get too worked up about it. They had their world destroyed by modernity; throwing them some symbolic respect and cash seems like a harmless indulgence. God knows with Australian soldiers killing people in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, East Timor, ... the government could be wasting my money in worse ways.

    Stupid would be importing more from the Horn of Africa... Oh, never mind.

    They had their world destroyed by modernity

    They get to stand in that line with many others, and a great many not born and yet not-to-be-born.

  63. @El Dato
    OT:

    ‘Slaves in our own nation’: South Africa’s ANC urges economic freedom against white monopoly capital

    The struggle for economic emancipation of South Africa’s black population should be unstoppable, according to the ANC (African National Congress) secretary-general Ace Magashule.

    Speaking at a memorial lecture in honor of South African activist Walter Sisulu, he said that “dark forces” in the ruling party are hellbent on distracting from the struggle for economic freedom and the battle against white monopoly capital.
     
    Has anyone used "monopoly capital" unironically since maybe the times when Marxism-Leninism was being heavily discussed, i.e. around 1920?

    ANC secretary-general echoed Ramaphosa, saying: “Our mandate is to expropriate land without compensation… to nationalize the Reserve Bank… to transform the financial institutions and banks in order to serve the needs of our people.”

    According to him, the ANC should implement national health insurance, the national minimum wage, and should “stop privatization of state-owned resources.”
     
    I foresee higher inflation.

    I foresee higher inflation.

    Here’s the future.

  64. Yeah, it all seems pretty absurd, but I admit I wouldn’t mind seeing the two blondes walking around like this.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-14/aboriginal-women-perform-at-public-ceremony/7244982

    I get the feeling they don’t, though.

    When I was in Australia I detected a sort of formalized “aboriginal women aren’t ugly” sentiment that was something akin to the more common “black people aren’t stupid” thing in the US. Our white guide on a rain forest tour felt it was entirely appropriate to announce over the loudspeaker that he thought women who were of mixed white and aboriginal heritage were among the most beautiful women in the world. He may have truly felt that way, and the pic from the article doesn’t disprove his statement, but to make such an intentional and public statement (obviously part of his routine) was certainly partially motivated by moral posturing. Either that or he was really creepy. Imagine some man getting on a loudspeaker and saying that tall redheads are the most beautiful women in the world.

  65. OT: UK Home Secretary (i.e. minister of the interior) Sajid Javid apparently tries to max out the UK’s jackboot and shocking-obeisance-to-the-US potential.

    Sajid Javid is a British Conservative Party politician and former managing director at Deutsche Bank. He was appointed Home Secretary in April 2018, the first Asian [i.e. ethnically Pakistani] and the first from a Muslim background to hold one of the Great Offices of State.

    Impressive career according to Jimbo’s Knowledge Recycling Center:

    Javid joined Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City immediately after graduation, working mostly in South America. Aged 25, he became vice president [How is that even possible?]. He returned to London in 1997, and later joined Deutsche Bank as a director in 2000. In 2004, he became a managing director at Deutsche Bank and, the following year, global head of Emerging Markets Structuring.

    In 2007, he relocated to Singapore as head of Deutsche Bank’s credit trading, equity convertibles, commodities and private equity businesses in Asia, and was appointed a board member of Deutsche Bank International Limited.

    He left Deutsche Bank in 2009 to pursue a career in politics. His earnings at Deutsche Bank would have been roughly £3,000,000 a year at the time he left and the Evening Standard once estimated his career change would have required him to take a 98% pay cut.

    One can say he provides:

    The Jewish Chronicle reported that Javid was taking steps to ban Hezbollah. The military wing of Hezbollah has been banned in the UK since 2008, but the political wing is not banned. In February 2019, Javid laid an order in Parliament adding Hizbollah’s political wing to the UK’s list of proscribed terror organisations.

    In 2018, Javid was a keynote speaker at the Conservative Friends of Israel Conference and stated he intends to strengthen the partnership between UK and Israel, “especially in security” [what else would there be? fruit from occupied territories?]

    In 2019, Javid announced the government would increase funding for the security of synagogues, schools and other Jewish centres. CST chief executive, David Delew said it was “extremely grateful to the Home Secretary for announcing a further year of increased funding”. The government’s new pledge will bring the amount it has allocated to the Jewish Community Protective Security Grant to £65.2 million since its introduction in 2015

    Anyway:

    UK’s planned Espionage Act will crack down on Snowden-style Brit whistleblowers, suspected backdoored gear (cough, Huawei): Obscure legal doc catapulted to prominence by Home Sec.

    UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced an Espionage Bill, charging ahead with new laws intended to criminalise any British copycats of Edward Snowden – and allowing a future crackdown on Huawei.

    The bill, said Javid, “will bring together new and modernised powers, giving our security services the legal authority they need” to tackle foreign spies operating on UK soil.

    “The areas this work will consider includes whether we follow allies [i.e. the US] in adopting a form of foreign agent registration and how we update our Official Secrets Acts for the 21st century,” the Home Secretary said at New Scotland Yard earlier today.

    He also called for new treason laws, which he said would be aimed at people who “betray” Britain, whether at home or abroad.

    Germanic instincts in a muslim body. This is going to end totally well. You definitely won’t be able to buy S-400 to defend the UK airspace.

    Most of the [Law commission’s] full consultation (a 326-page PDF) of [Javid’s product] is concerned with what the British state calls “unauthorised disclosures”, as well as a truly obscene section (between PDF pages 146-149) discussing legal ways and means of letting state prosecutors carry out “authorised checks” on juries sitting in national security and terrorism cases. These, it is stated, should be done with a view to throwing out any jurors who might return the wrong verdict by sympathising with the accused.

    “After the United States, we are probably the largest contributor to the international system of defence and intelligence that keeps the world safe,” boasted Javid in today’s speech. Chinese company Huawei dominates current UK and US discussions about national security and the risks of allowing companies from the communist state to build vital national infrastructure.

    How far can the 51st state go?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The military wing of Hezbollah has been banned in the UK since 2008, but the political wing is not banned.
     
    The "political wing" of any foreign country should be banned in a sovereign state.
    , @bored identity



    Jimbo's Knowledge Recycling Center

     

    Lol & Sold!
  66. @Gordo

    This is the moment the British police allowed Muslim youths to throw rocks at a registered political candidate campaigning for the European parliamentary elections.The British police are a total disgrace.pic.twitter.com/M5kGZfzxMf— Mark Collett (@MarkACollett) May 20, 2019
     
    Off-Topic but this is the new UK way to win an election.

    I see a group of Commonwealth people assembling.

    The typical Legal Observer is also there and somehow had his back turned on the throwers. He wouldn’t have missed any attempts from the police to stop the Commonwealthers.

  67. Of course, majority-white people claiming to be Aboriginal usually don’t deny their whiteness. In fact, it’s more of a feature rather than a bug. They can make the claim that their own Aboriginal ancestors were raped, pillaged and colonized by the very white people who are also unfortunately poisoning their family tree. In fact, they have a stronger claim to make than regular SJWs that the blood of their white ancestors is uniquely wicked and destructive.

    “I am the poisonous offshoot of the White Man’s evil attempts at eugenics, luring women of colour and World Domination”, she cries while applying for a free ride to college.

  68. one possibly confusing thing for foreign observers is that aboriginies melt into a european population. so it’s less visible to us when you see mixed race people in australia. they look more european.

    similar to how american indians melt into the european population in the US. you’ll see a lot of guys named “Walter Scott” or something like that in the midwest who look like any other guy, but they can be pretty american indian, almost half. once you know, you can kind of tell, but it’s definitely less noticeable.

    similar effect for pacific islanders.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    So what you're not saying is there's really only one group that doesn't get along meltingly with everybody else?
    https://postimg.cc/LgZ4dwQD
  69. The fourth verse caused some controversy in 1964 because of its use of the word “Abo”

    Harris was #MeTooed, Commonwealth-style, decades later. Luckily for him, it came in the wake of the far more vigorous Jimmy Savile.

    Here is Harris’s take on “English Country Garden”. The updated final verse is all the truer today, and the final political message quite newsworthy at the moment.

    “Six White Boomers” from 1961 is not what you think.

    Here’s “Kangaroo” in Swedish.

    He recorded the intriguingly titled “Take Back the Things That We Said”, but I can find neither video not lyrics.

    Harris named his daughter Bindi when Steve Irwin was two. He grew up near Bindi Bindi.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    "Harris was #MeTooed, Commonwealth-style, decades later. Luckily for him, it came in the wake of the far more vigorous Jimmy Savile."

    Allegations against Rolf actually had to be proved in court, whereas Savile was dead and so the allegations became wilder and wilder.

    It wasn't that lucky for him, he spent three years inside in his eighties. I'm informed that he survived (anyone to whom the word 'nonce' can be applied is in danger in a UK jail) by doing portraits of his fellow inmates.

    Let us raise our eyes from these sordid details, and remember the good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6QgXdGrWYY
  70. UMC white women (Beckys) have been stealing the affirmative action opportunities intended for blacks for two generations now. At this point they’re even proud of it. Check the replies here:

    • Replies: @Ballzac
    Missing: A grown white man carrying a genetically normative load of testosterone.
  71. @Clyde

    Does 1/8 count as “indigenous?”
     
    Easily and with room to spare! In Canada, US, Australia and New Zealand. My favorite indigenous scam is Foxwoods casino in Connecticut, the first Indian mega-casino and one of the largest. It killed Atlantic City. The Mashantucket Pequot Indians are behind it. They were a rag tag band with few members that barely existed, but with lawyers they got Federal tribal recognition. They look more black than Indian.

    Does the famous clip of Trump saying “They don’t look like Indians to me” refer to members of this tribe?

    • Replies: @Clyde

    Does the famous clip of Trump saying “They don’t look like Indians to me” refer to members of this tribe?
     
    Yes! Trump in House testimony refers to the Foxwoods tribe who are the Mashantucket Pequot. Trump also says, "They don't look like Indians to Indians" Foxwoods is midway from Boston/New England and NYC so has larger population to draw from plus looks nicer and newer than Atlantic City casinos like Trump's. Plus Atlantic City is south of NYC.
    tune in at 5 minutes in for some Trump laughs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_aSCa7P20o
  72. @Anonymous

    "His research was taking him deep into the murky territory of academia’s extreme right wing."
     
    "Just down that corridor sir. The right wing is currently occupied by the math department, not the biologists though. Also, the toilets are in disrepair."

    Pretty dogmatic. She doesn't even entertain the possibility that there might be something there because there must not be anything there.

    He learned that the fear of some kind of threat to the “white race” was still alive in some intellectual circles, and that there was a well-coordinated network of people who were attempting to bring these ideologies back into mainstream academia and politics.
     
    I always wonder where those "well-coordinated networks" lying in wait exist and who coordinates them and how.

    His fear is something I have begun to share. Mehler said of his relatives who survived the Holocaust: “They are prepared for things to cease to be normal very quickly.”
     
    Ok, so, hysteria, however understandable. (I wonder whether Palestinians are prepared likewise?)

    His words ring in my ears. I never imagined I might live through times that could also make me feel this way, that could leave me so anxious for the future. Yet, here I am.
     
    Ok, hysteria. But not really understandable. And ... Punjab is a place that is so much more stable than the UK.

    I grew up in south-east London – in an Indian-Punjabi household – not far from where the black teenager Stephen Lawrence was killed by white racist thugs in 1993 while waiting for a bus. He was only five years older than I was, and his murder left a mark on my generation. The old British National Party bookshop was in the same town as my secondary school. Racism was the backdrop to my teenage years.
     
    In spite of the racist vignettes, I find this hard to believe for someone born in 1980. How wild is Bromley?

    The article is injecting all the Goodthink Memes - Holocaust, Putin, Obama's race-mending ways, post-ice-age dark-skinned blue-eyed Europeans, the Melting Pot, Forever Migration, Controlled Immigration is Racism, Bannon, Trump, Pure Polandball, The Resurgence of "The Bell Curve" (a book which Must Be Despised) and Lewontin's Fallacy:

    It was only towards the end of the 20th century that genetic data revealed that the human variation we see is not a matter of hard types but small and subtle gradations, each local community blending into the next. As much as 95% of the genetic difference in our species sits within the major population groups, not between them. Statistically, this means that, although I look nothing like the white British woman who lives upstairs, it’s possible for me to have more in common genetically with her than with my Indian-born neighbour.
     
    Well, no.

    After exposition of the egalitarianist dogma avalanche, I still don't know "Why race science is on the rise again".

    “How wild is Bromley?”

    A lot wilder – or to be exact, more “vibrant” than it used to be.

    https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/17610045.dad-speaks-of-sons-knife-point-robbery-queens-gardens-the-glades/

    I grew up in south-east London – in an Indian-Punjabi household”

    https://www.quora.com/To-which-caste-and-category-does-the-surname-Saini-belong-to
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saini

    “Saini is a caste of North India who were traditionally landowners (zamindars) and farmers.”

    Angela Saini is another woman ‘scientist’ who doesn’t actually want to do any science.

  73. • Replies: @J.Ross
    Excellent. The Venetian model of mass media being nothing but a public-management employee of the current local Medicis or Borgias, of running on nothing but the benevolence of a benevolent host, will hopefully collapse somewhat, and yield to the "better mousetrap" school (or: "actually have content that folks want to read instead of just yelling at them about activist insanities").
    At that link: Goldenburg of Manhattan visits Iowa and hates what she sees, at one point complaining that farmland isn't being "used."
    https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2019/05/20/politico-reporter-survives-horrors-iowa-reaction-hilarious/
  74. @Reg Cæsar

    The fourth verse caused some controversy in 1964 because of its use of the word “Abo”
     
    Harris was #MeTooed, Commonwealth-style, decades later. Luckily for him, it came in the wake of the far more vigorous Jimmy Savile.

    Here is Harris's take on "English Country Garden". The updated final verse is all the truer today, and the final political message quite newsworthy at the moment.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C8SAx31sTNM

    "Six White Boomers" from 1961 is not what you think.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-hAZntgBLdoS


    Here's "Kangaroo" in Swedish.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B-ILUcqHrEI


    He recorded the intriguingly titled "Take Back the Things That We Said", but I can find neither video not lyrics.

    Harris named his daughter Bindi when Steve Irwin was two. He grew up near Bindi Bindi.

    “Harris was #MeTooed, Commonwealth-style, decades later. Luckily for him, it came in the wake of the far more vigorous Jimmy Savile.”

    Allegations against Rolf actually had to be proved in court, whereas Savile was dead and so the allegations became wilder and wilder.

    It wasn’t that lucky for him, he spent three years inside in his eighties. I’m informed that he survived (anyone to whom the word ‘nonce’ can be applied is in danger in a UK jail) by doing portraits of his fellow inmates.

    Let us raise our eyes from these sordid details, and remember the good.

  75. Ok, so I see Becky and Haven doctors and not one who bears even a faint resemblence to Evonne Goolagong, who is the only aboriginal that I know of. What constitutes an aboriginal in Austrailia?

  76. @Whiskey
    OT so it begins. A libertarian GOP congressman has called for Trumps impeachment and Mittens has called it brave.

    That's Trumps problem. He's only popular among deplorables not the lords. Who hate him and his backers.

    Lord Mittens. Haha.

  77. @Tim
    This is sort of OT, but Robert F. Smith famously announced over the weekend that he would pay all Morehouse College grads' student loans, and when I heard that I thought, "I would think they wouldn't have ANY student loans. I would think that every single Morehouse student is on a full ride."

    I have to assume I'm right about the entire class being on scholarship, but maybe they take out loans to live the Morehouse lifestyle.

    Does anyone have any figures on this?

    This website (no idea how accurate it is) gives some basic stats on that:

    https://www.collegetuitioncompare.com/edu/140553/morehouse-college/financial-aid/

    Would be interesting to compare the HBCUs to similar pool of colleges/universities.

  78. @Fred C Dobbs
    Dude second from right --perhaps a half breed. More likely a quarter.

    The rest look as Irish as Paddy's Pig.

    There is certainly a strange affinity between the Irish and Aboriginals. These guys look like three shepherds who’ve just had a particularly rough night in some rural pub in Ireland.

    • Replies: @Tony
    The irish wish they had rods like these guys.
  79. Anonymous[967] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    Dude also looks Irish though. That sort of curly hair is not uncommon among the Irish. If I didn't know he was part aboriginal, I would've just assumed he was Irish.

    Dude also looks Irish though. That sort of curly hair is not uncommon among the Irish. If I didn’t know he was part aboriginal, I would’ve just assumed he was Irish.

    The Irish may be a hybrid of Homo sapiens, Neanderthal, and an archaic aboriginal type.

  80. They certainly look aboriginal to me. Aboriginal from England.

  81. @Desiderius
    UMC white women (Beckys) have been stealing the affirmative action opportunities intended for blacks for two generations now. At this point they’re even proud of it. Check the replies here:

    https://twitter.com/chucktodd/status/1130470042561384448?s=20

    Missing: A grown white man carrying a genetically normative load of testosterone.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    I wonder if all this anti-white male nonsense isn’t just sour grapes in response to competent white men taking their collective ball and going home.
  82. @TelfoedJohn
    There is certainly a strange affinity between the Irish and Aboriginals. These guys look like three shepherds who’ve just had a particularly rough night in some rural pub in Ireland.

    https://twitter.com/HakonRotmwrt/status/1121567399004856320

    The irish wish they had rods like these guys.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I've never seen reference to the abbo male being particularly bejingled, unlike certain African tribes (but not others) and Jamaicans, Hatitans and Dominicans. The Dominicans are notoriously equine-the legendary Porfirio Rubirosa was only moderately exceptional by their standards and the phenomenon attributed to him as being perpetually semi-erect is also not unheard of there.

    The flipside of the phenomenon is the Japanese. Unlike Koreans or Chinese, they are sufficiently less endowed that Japanese condoms are made on smaller mandrels than standard ones anywhere else.
  83. @Fred C Dobbs
    Dude second from right --perhaps a half breed. More likely a quarter.

    The rest look as Irish as Paddy's Pig.

    Paddy’s Pig as featured in Victorian Punch, maybe

    https://punch.photoshelter.com/gallery/Ireland-Cartoons/G0000tcWkXyP4OHo/

  84. @Anonymous
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RviuTfdfArM

    Deleted verse


    The fourth verse caused some controversy in 1964 because of its use of the word "Abo", an offensive slang term for Aboriginal Australians.[11] The lyrics of this verse (not found on Rolf Harris's official website) were as follows:

    Let me Abos go loose, Lou
    Let me Abos go loose:
    They're of no further use, Lou
    So let me Abos go loose.

    The stockman thus emancipates his indigenous offsiders at his death, when they are "of no further use" to him. This verse does not feature in 21st-century versions of the song and, in a 2006 interview, Harris expressed regret about the racist nature of the original lyrics.[12]

    So the lyric about skinning his body and tanning and displaying the skin is okay.
    ——
    I’m halfway through Spotted Toad’s short and interesting book. I have found at least one error on almost every page and will list them here when I’m done.

  85. @prime noticer
    one possibly confusing thing for foreign observers is that aboriginies melt into a european population. so it's less visible to us when you see mixed race people in australia. they look more european.

    similar to how american indians melt into the european population in the US. you'll see a lot of guys named "Walter Scott" or something like that in the midwest who look like any other guy, but they can be pretty american indian, almost half. once you know, you can kind of tell, but it's definitely less noticeable.

    similar effect for pacific islanders.

    So what you’re not saying is there’s really only one group that doesn’t get along meltingly with everybody else?
    https://postimg.cc/LgZ4dwQD

  86. @Dieter Kief
    The Guardian had pretty much the same article like the one by Angela Saini a few weeks ago - written by Turkish political scientist and novelist Elif Shafak. And before that, they heavily promoted Adam Rutherfords attacks on - not least David Reich and unz.com's James Thompson, etc. - All three of them with a "diverse" background (Rutherford is half Indian or something). This is the new formula of success for the Guardian when the task is to smear decent science: Look out for immigrants or people of diverse backgrounds, through in a women or two - and while we're at this subject: Take the good looking ones like Shafak and Saini - et voilà - the readers will fall on their knees and admire your paper!

    We must update Einstein’s rebuttal of the Ninety-Nine Aryan Scientists: if something is true, then even a white person can point it out.

  87. @Change that Matters
    O/T (but related):

    In The Guardian the other day, "Why race science is on the rise again," by Angela Saini (Punjabi), who's new book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, will be out soon.

    Here's the article lede: "After the second world war, the belief that differences between so-called ‘races’ are genetic became taboo. Now, with the far right resurgent, it’s back."

    There's a Jew in the thick of things, naturally: "In 1985, historian Barry Mehler had a dream. His research was taking him deep into the murky territory of academia’s extreme right wing."

    Clearly she's been reading iSteve: "I have spent the last few years investigating the tumorous growth of this brand of intellectual racism. Not the racist thugs who confront us in plain sight, but the well-educated ones in smart suits, the ones with power."

    The book is getting rave reviews from all the right people: "'Roundly debunks racism's core lie - that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power' Reni Eddo-Lodge."

    But this “Reni Eddo-Lodge” is, to quote from an Arnold Schwarzeneggar movie, one ugly mf’ing female!!!

  88. @Dtbb
    Is the sprinter girl, I can't remember her name, from the Olympics, of mixed race? She always looked like it to me.

    In 2008, Australian sprinter Cathy Freeman appeared on the ancestry show Who Do You Think You Are. I only skimmed the video to answer your question. Going by archived records, not DNA, she definitely has British ancestry and very likely Chinese.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
    I was just going to say 'Srots father, aboroginal mother' as the tale went at the time. Turns out she is quite cagey about such things.

    She says her mother did have some Chinese ancestry. Whether her father Freeman, or her step-father was the Scot, I think the latter.

    For some reason, she is Baha'i. Maybe she was converted along the way in her athletics career. I can't see her being exposed to it in her schools. From her birth-father?

    In a recent photo, she looks part-aboriginal, but not half-Scottish.

    Mystery woman on the paternal side, it seems.
  89. @Jim Don Bob
    OT: Salon.com is going out of business.

    https://www.redstate.com/streiff/2019/05/17/salon-going-business-means-national-politics-healthier-thought/

    Excellent. The Venetian model of mass media being nothing but a public-management employee of the current local Medicis or Borgias, of running on nothing but the benevolence of a benevolent host, will hopefully collapse somewhat, and yield to the “better mousetrap” school (or: “actually have content that folks want to read instead of just yelling at them about activist insanities”).
    At that link: Goldenburg of Manhattan visits Iowa and hates what she sees, at one point complaining that farmland isn’t being “used.”
    https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2019/05/20/politico-reporter-survives-horrors-iowa-reaction-hilarious/

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    My impression from driving through Iowa on I-80 is that Iowa is fairly hilly and scenic compared to Illinois. The part around Charles Murray's hometown is quite pretty.

    On the other hand, the topography around New York City is often quite rugged. It's not Rio de Janeiro (where I once sat at a sidewalk cafe in Ipanema and watched a few blocks away four roped-up mountain climbers ascend a 1,000' sheer cliff), but I'm often surprised when I'm there by how many granite outcroppings there are in city parks. (All that granite for anchoring foundations made building skyscrapers there safer in the early 20th Century).

    , @Desiderius
    She walked right into Iowahawk’s wheelhouse. He rose to the occasion.

    https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/1130094371834159109?s=20

    , @Reg Cæsar

    no one carries almond milk
     
    What? Next door, in America's Dairyland, which once outlawed margarine, then relented and allowed it as long as it was clear, not dyed to look like butter, every supermarket I've visited carries almond milk. Walmart carries almond milk. Maybe the Cenex co-op convenience store doesn't.

    But these are just in the counties near to Minnesota. Maybe they've been corrupted.

    On the other hand, the major employer in the Driftless region, the heart of which is the Iowa-Wisconsin border, appears to be Organic Valley, a dairy co-op which is the largest organic co-op in the US, and is based just over the Mississippi in Viroqua. Maybe they crowd out the almond milk business, considering that almost all almonds come from faraway California. They make their own soy milk, though. Soybeans are homegrown in the Midwest.

    Northeast Iowa is probably at one extreme or the other. It's rural, but the Driftless also sports a lot of artsy-fartsy villages (Dvorak spent a year there) and, except for Nixon (once), Reagan (once), and Trump (once?), has voted for Democrats in every election after Eisenhower.

    So Driftless Iowa may have vats of almond milk, or none at all. But it's definitely not flat. The glaciers missed it, catch my (ahem) drift?

    Driftless Area Scenic Byway


    https://www.traveliowa.com/userdocs/biketrail/DASB_6_Upper_Iowa_River.jpg

  90. @Anon
    I googled a page where an abo studies professor "debunks" her white students misconceptions about aborigines all being on the dole and getting a free ride to college, where they are guaranteed graduation. Her debunking was so full of weasel words and straw men and baileys that I expect that aborigines in fact are on the dole with effectively free college and weirdly high graduation rates relative to their standardized test scores.

    I did check one thing she said, which was that there are very few scholarships for aborigines. Few as in people per annum awarded? Relative to whites? Few as in dollars?

    I think the meaning was few as in number of named programs, since there appears to be a single huge government program called ABSTUDY, administered by the Australian Department of Human Services. To get this money you have to be an Aborigine or Torres Strait Islander (identity politics has split the indiginous in two in Australia). What is the test?

    It appears to be:

    1. Actual aboriginal ancestry, plus

    2. Identifing as aboriginal, plus

    3. Acceptance as aboriginal by the aboriginal community.

    Number one would require a geneologist or a genetic test to prove, but they probably take your word.

    Number two they can only take your word, but they could talk to relatives, friends, teachers, and classmates if they wanted to make a federal case out of it.

    Number three: Fiendishly clever. This would be what would stop wholesale claims of African Amrerican status by whites in the U.S. I imagine that in Australia they require something like a letter from the aboriginal equivalent of the tribal elder. Who by the way has to buy gas for his pickup, so I'm sure he gets community support in the form of moolah. And a bright, young, blonde, blue-eyed college applicant who "identifies" as aboriginal may also pass the elder a handful of "pineapples" when requesting a letter, who in turn passes along a few "lobsters" or "tenners" to influential people in the community who he might need to back him up if asked for details.

    What Australia needs to do is to recriminalize casino gambling, then open it up only to abosriginals. Worked wonders in America.

    The first legal casino was built in Tasmania in 1973, when that state changed the laws following a referendum. After a very spirited debate.

    Some are trying to crack down:

    “Gambling in Australia is the equivalent of guns in America,” asserts Tim Costello, a spokesman for the Alliance for Gambling Reform. “The gambling industry has captured politics really in the way the National Rifle Association does in America, so we aim to reform that.”

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-42362194

  91. @J.Ross
    Excellent. The Venetian model of mass media being nothing but a public-management employee of the current local Medicis or Borgias, of running on nothing but the benevolence of a benevolent host, will hopefully collapse somewhat, and yield to the "better mousetrap" school (or: "actually have content that folks want to read instead of just yelling at them about activist insanities").
    At that link: Goldenburg of Manhattan visits Iowa and hates what she sees, at one point complaining that farmland isn't being "used."
    https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2019/05/20/politico-reporter-survives-horrors-iowa-reaction-hilarious/

    My impression from driving through Iowa on I-80 is that Iowa is fairly hilly and scenic compared to Illinois. The part around Charles Murray’s hometown is quite pretty.

    On the other hand, the topography around New York City is often quite rugged. It’s not Rio de Janeiro (where I once sat at a sidewalk cafe in Ipanema and watched a few blocks away four roped-up mountain climbers ascend a 1,000′ sheer cliff), but I’m often surprised when I’m there by how many granite outcroppings there are in city parks. (All that granite for anchoring foundations made building skyscrapers there safer in the early 20th Century).

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    My impression from driving through Iowa on I-80 is that Iowa is fairly hilly and scenic compared to Illinois.
     
    Iowa is not smooth like virgin aluminum foil, but foil that has been crumpled and flattened out again. This can come as a shock to out-of-staters who signed up for RAGBRAI unwittingly.

    https://ragbrai.com/


    https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/95c0678d3da77fa81c72efc07141b437c6bc6dc3/c=0-227-2397-1581/local/-/media/2017/07/28/IAGroup/DesMoines/636368347455323142-170728-01-RAGBRAI-ds.jpg?width=3200&height=1680&fit=crop
    , @Desiderius
    The drive up to West Point is really spectacular.
    , @Anonymous
    Manhattan itself was like that. They basically leveled the whole thing with dynamite and imposed a flat plane and grid street system on it.
    , @prosa123
    Central Park's granite outcroppings and other "natural" features are mostly artificial. Before the park's construction in the mid-1800's it was mostly featureless. The builders hauled in most of the rocks and dug the waterways.

    The most distinctive natural features around NYC are the 200-foot Palisades cliffs on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, opposite upper Manhattan and the Bronx.
  92. @Mighty Mouse
    This is our chance, on "draw Mohammed day" to prove to the looky-loo's who visit here that iSteve readers have as much guts as the next fellow. This is America, not the middle-east. Time to learn that.

    Find below my new drawing of the Prophet, Allah be with him, entitled:

    "Mohammed in a London Fog."

    http://www.quirkii.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/card-texture-white-6x4.jpg

    Meanwhile, Draw Profit Mo’s Wife is the ultimate head-rolling-in-the-bucket challenge:

  93. @El Dato
    OT: UK Home Secretary (i.e. minister of the interior) Sajid Javid apparently tries to max out the UK's jackboot and shocking-obeisance-to-the-US potential.

    Sajid Javid is a British Conservative Party politician and former managing director at Deutsche Bank. He was appointed Home Secretary in April 2018, the first Asian [i.e. ethnically Pakistani] and the first from a Muslim background to hold one of the Great Offices of State.

    Impressive career according to Jimbo's Knowledge Recycling Center:


    Javid joined Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City immediately after graduation, working mostly in South America. Aged 25, he became vice president [How is that even possible?]. He returned to London in 1997, and later joined Deutsche Bank as a director in 2000. In 2004, he became a managing director at Deutsche Bank and, the following year, global head of Emerging Markets Structuring.

    In 2007, he relocated to Singapore as head of Deutsche Bank's credit trading, equity convertibles, commodities and private equity businesses in Asia, and was appointed a board member of Deutsche Bank International Limited.

    He left Deutsche Bank in 2009 to pursue a career in politics. His earnings at Deutsche Bank would have been roughly £3,000,000 a year at the time he left and the Evening Standard once estimated his career change would have required him to take a 98% pay cut.
     

    One can say he provides:

    The Jewish Chronicle reported that Javid was taking steps to ban Hezbollah. The military wing of Hezbollah has been banned in the UK since 2008, but the political wing is not banned. In February 2019, Javid laid an order in Parliament adding Hizbollah's political wing to the UK's list of proscribed terror organisations.

    In 2018, Javid was a keynote speaker at the Conservative Friends of Israel Conference and stated he intends to strengthen the partnership between UK and Israel, "especially in security" [what else would there be? fruit from occupied territories?]

    In 2019, Javid announced the government would increase funding for the security of synagogues, schools and other Jewish centres. CST chief executive, David Delew said it was “extremely grateful to the Home Secretary for announcing a further year of increased funding". The government's new pledge will bring the amount it has allocated to the Jewish Community Protective Security Grant to £65.2 million since its introduction in 2015
     

    Anyway:

    UK's planned Espionage Act will crack down on Snowden-style Brit whistleblowers, suspected backdoored gear (cough, Huawei): Obscure legal doc catapulted to prominence by Home Sec.


    UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced an Espionage Bill, charging ahead with new laws intended to criminalise any British copycats of Edward Snowden – and allowing a future crackdown on Huawei.

    The bill, said Javid, "will bring together new and modernised powers, giving our security services the legal authority they need" to tackle foreign spies operating on UK soil.

    "The areas this work will consider includes whether we follow allies [i.e. the US] in adopting a form of foreign agent registration and how we update our Official Secrets Acts for the 21st century," the Home Secretary said at New Scotland Yard earlier today.

    He also called for new treason laws, which he said would be aimed at people who "betray" Britain, whether at home or abroad.
     

    Germanic instincts in a muslim body. This is going to end totally well. You definitely won't be able to buy S-400 to defend the UK airspace.

    Most of the [Law commission's] full consultation (a 326-page PDF) of [Javid's product] is concerned with what the British state calls "unauthorised disclosures", as well as a truly obscene section (between PDF pages 146-149) discussing legal ways and means of letting state prosecutors carry out "authorised checks" on juries sitting in national security and terrorism cases. These, it is stated, should be done with a view to throwing out any jurors who might return the wrong verdict by sympathising with the accused.

    "After the United States, we are probably the largest contributor to the international system of defence and intelligence that keeps the world safe," boasted Javid in today's speech. Chinese company Huawei dominates current UK and US discussions about national security and the risks of allowing companies from the communist state to build vital national infrastructure.

     

    How far can the 51st state go?

    The military wing of Hezbollah has been banned in the UK since 2008, but the political wing is not banned.

    The “political wing” of any foreign country should be banned in a sovereign state.

    • Replies: @bored identity
    Agreed.


    Glorification of evergrowing, foreign- implanted political wings has been as American as Anne Applebaum Pie:


    http://img.moviepostershop.com/angels-in-america-movie-poster-2003-1020275107.jpg

    https://the-artifice.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/angels-12-05-03.jpg
  94. @justonecomment
    Nah just draw a med with a turban and muslim beard, that ought to shock them enough to employ Fatwa against your line

    Yeah, being served with Chianti & Fatwa Beans ain’t fun.

    Although being fully aware of the risks of potential rushdification, bored identity strongly believes that having an opportunity to serve as Launch Padme to glitterati’s stratosphere hungry Dravidian Desi – whose looks are suprisingly not Indira Ghandi mortifying – could be pretttty, prettttty, pretttty fun:

  95. @Steve Sailer
    My impression from driving through Iowa on I-80 is that Iowa is fairly hilly and scenic compared to Illinois. The part around Charles Murray's hometown is quite pretty.

    On the other hand, the topography around New York City is often quite rugged. It's not Rio de Janeiro (where I once sat at a sidewalk cafe in Ipanema and watched a few blocks away four roped-up mountain climbers ascend a 1,000' sheer cliff), but I'm often surprised when I'm there by how many granite outcroppings there are in city parks. (All that granite for anchoring foundations made building skyscrapers there safer in the early 20th Century).

    My impression from driving through Iowa on I-80 is that Iowa is fairly hilly and scenic compared to Illinois.

    Iowa is not smooth like virgin aluminum foil, but foil that has been crumpled and flattened out again. This can come as a shock to out-of-staters who signed up for RAGBRAI unwittingly.

    https://ragbrai.com/

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Likewise southern Ohio v. northern.
  96. @Ballzac
    Missing: A grown white man carrying a genetically normative load of testosterone.

    I wonder if all this anti-white male nonsense isn’t just sour grapes in response to competent white men taking their collective ball and going home.

  97. @Reg Cæsar

    My impression from driving through Iowa on I-80 is that Iowa is fairly hilly and scenic compared to Illinois.
     
    Iowa is not smooth like virgin aluminum foil, but foil that has been crumpled and flattened out again. This can come as a shock to out-of-staters who signed up for RAGBRAI unwittingly.

    https://ragbrai.com/


    https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/95c0678d3da77fa81c72efc07141b437c6bc6dc3/c=0-227-2397-1581/local/-/media/2017/07/28/IAGroup/DesMoines/636368347455323142-170728-01-RAGBRAI-ds.jpg?width=3200&height=1680&fit=crop

    Likewise southern Ohio v. northern.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Likewise southern Ohio v. northern.
     
    I'm familiar with northern Ohio, having worked a few seasons there. As flat as Holland in parts. The area south of Toledo is reclaimed swamp.

    Southeast Ohio is rugged and mountainous, just like West Virginia across the eponymous river. Ironically, the state's highest point is not in these mountains, but on a prairie plateau near Bellefontaine.

    The Sistersville Ferry leaving from Fly, Ohio, is in its 203rd year, and is well-worth a detour if you're in the area:


    http://www.ohio.org.staging.milesmediagroup.com/sites/default/master/files/styles/profile_slider/public/profiles/photos/profile_photo/listing_14138--profile_large--14724.jpg?itok=IEJUS5au

    http://www.ohio.org.staging.milesmediagroup.com/events/fly-ferry-boat-festival
  98. @Steve Sailer
    My impression from driving through Iowa on I-80 is that Iowa is fairly hilly and scenic compared to Illinois. The part around Charles Murray's hometown is quite pretty.

    On the other hand, the topography around New York City is often quite rugged. It's not Rio de Janeiro (where I once sat at a sidewalk cafe in Ipanema and watched a few blocks away four roped-up mountain climbers ascend a 1,000' sheer cliff), but I'm often surprised when I'm there by how many granite outcroppings there are in city parks. (All that granite for anchoring foundations made building skyscrapers there safer in the early 20th Century).

    The drive up to West Point is really spectacular.

  99. @El Dato
    OT: UK Home Secretary (i.e. minister of the interior) Sajid Javid apparently tries to max out the UK's jackboot and shocking-obeisance-to-the-US potential.

    Sajid Javid is a British Conservative Party politician and former managing director at Deutsche Bank. He was appointed Home Secretary in April 2018, the first Asian [i.e. ethnically Pakistani] and the first from a Muslim background to hold one of the Great Offices of State.

    Impressive career according to Jimbo's Knowledge Recycling Center:


    Javid joined Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City immediately after graduation, working mostly in South America. Aged 25, he became vice president [How is that even possible?]. He returned to London in 1997, and later joined Deutsche Bank as a director in 2000. In 2004, he became a managing director at Deutsche Bank and, the following year, global head of Emerging Markets Structuring.

    In 2007, he relocated to Singapore as head of Deutsche Bank's credit trading, equity convertibles, commodities and private equity businesses in Asia, and was appointed a board member of Deutsche Bank International Limited.

    He left Deutsche Bank in 2009 to pursue a career in politics. His earnings at Deutsche Bank would have been roughly £3,000,000 a year at the time he left and the Evening Standard once estimated his career change would have required him to take a 98% pay cut.
     

    One can say he provides:

    The Jewish Chronicle reported that Javid was taking steps to ban Hezbollah. The military wing of Hezbollah has been banned in the UK since 2008, but the political wing is not banned. In February 2019, Javid laid an order in Parliament adding Hizbollah's political wing to the UK's list of proscribed terror organisations.

    In 2018, Javid was a keynote speaker at the Conservative Friends of Israel Conference and stated he intends to strengthen the partnership between UK and Israel, "especially in security" [what else would there be? fruit from occupied territories?]

    In 2019, Javid announced the government would increase funding for the security of synagogues, schools and other Jewish centres. CST chief executive, David Delew said it was “extremely grateful to the Home Secretary for announcing a further year of increased funding". The government's new pledge will bring the amount it has allocated to the Jewish Community Protective Security Grant to £65.2 million since its introduction in 2015
     

    Anyway:

    UK's planned Espionage Act will crack down on Snowden-style Brit whistleblowers, suspected backdoored gear (cough, Huawei): Obscure legal doc catapulted to prominence by Home Sec.


    UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced an Espionage Bill, charging ahead with new laws intended to criminalise any British copycats of Edward Snowden – and allowing a future crackdown on Huawei.

    The bill, said Javid, "will bring together new and modernised powers, giving our security services the legal authority they need" to tackle foreign spies operating on UK soil.

    "The areas this work will consider includes whether we follow allies [i.e. the US] in adopting a form of foreign agent registration and how we update our Official Secrets Acts for the 21st century," the Home Secretary said at New Scotland Yard earlier today.

    He also called for new treason laws, which he said would be aimed at people who "betray" Britain, whether at home or abroad.
     

    Germanic instincts in a muslim body. This is going to end totally well. You definitely won't be able to buy S-400 to defend the UK airspace.

    Most of the [Law commission's] full consultation (a 326-page PDF) of [Javid's product] is concerned with what the British state calls "unauthorised disclosures", as well as a truly obscene section (between PDF pages 146-149) discussing legal ways and means of letting state prosecutors carry out "authorised checks" on juries sitting in national security and terrorism cases. These, it is stated, should be done with a view to throwing out any jurors who might return the wrong verdict by sympathising with the accused.

    "After the United States, we are probably the largest contributor to the international system of defence and intelligence that keeps the world safe," boasted Javid in today's speech. Chinese company Huawei dominates current UK and US discussions about national security and the risks of allowing companies from the communist state to build vital national infrastructure.

     

    How far can the 51st state go?

    Jimbo’s Knowledge Recycling Center

    Lol & Sold!

  100. @J.Ross
    Excellent. The Venetian model of mass media being nothing but a public-management employee of the current local Medicis or Borgias, of running on nothing but the benevolence of a benevolent host, will hopefully collapse somewhat, and yield to the "better mousetrap" school (or: "actually have content that folks want to read instead of just yelling at them about activist insanities").
    At that link: Goldenburg of Manhattan visits Iowa and hates what she sees, at one point complaining that farmland isn't being "used."
    https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2019/05/20/politico-reporter-survives-horrors-iowa-reaction-hilarious/

    She walked right into Iowahawk’s wheelhouse. He rose to the occasion.

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    'Dirt roads' -- LOL.
    , @Anon
    Jews may be a well-traveled tribe, but that subset known as the Jewish New Yorker is not. The latter will wet their pants and cry for mommy if they have to venture as far as New Jersey.
  101. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    My impression from driving through Iowa on I-80 is that Iowa is fairly hilly and scenic compared to Illinois. The part around Charles Murray's hometown is quite pretty.

    On the other hand, the topography around New York City is often quite rugged. It's not Rio de Janeiro (where I once sat at a sidewalk cafe in Ipanema and watched a few blocks away four roped-up mountain climbers ascend a 1,000' sheer cliff), but I'm often surprised when I'm there by how many granite outcroppings there are in city parks. (All that granite for anchoring foundations made building skyscrapers there safer in the early 20th Century).

    Manhattan itself was like that. They basically leveled the whole thing with dynamite and imposed a flat plane and grid street system on it.

  102. The only way to fairly and objectively evaluate a student is by their index of neoteny: the ratio of their cranial vault volume to the area of their pallet. This is what the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. had always wanted for us: to judge a man (or transman) not on the color of his/her skin but upon her/his victim status and index of neoteny. We will be led by our victims, those having small brains and large mouths.

  103. @J.Ross
    Excellent. The Venetian model of mass media being nothing but a public-management employee of the current local Medicis or Borgias, of running on nothing but the benevolence of a benevolent host, will hopefully collapse somewhat, and yield to the "better mousetrap" school (or: "actually have content that folks want to read instead of just yelling at them about activist insanities").
    At that link: Goldenburg of Manhattan visits Iowa and hates what she sees, at one point complaining that farmland isn't being "used."
    https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2019/05/20/politico-reporter-survives-horrors-iowa-reaction-hilarious/

    no one carries almond milk

    What? Next door, in America’s Dairyland, which once outlawed margarine, then relented and allowed it as long as it was clear, not dyed to look like butter, every supermarket I’ve visited carries almond milk. Walmart carries almond milk. Maybe the Cenex co-op convenience store doesn’t.

    But these are just in the counties near to Minnesota. Maybe they’ve been corrupted.

    On the other hand, the major employer in the Driftless region, the heart of which is the Iowa-Wisconsin border, appears to be Organic Valley, a dairy co-op which is the largest organic co-op in the US, and is based just over the Mississippi in Viroqua. Maybe they crowd out the almond milk business, considering that almost all almonds come from faraway California. They make their own soy milk, though. Soybeans are homegrown in the Midwest.

    Northeast Iowa is probably at one extreme or the other. It’s rural, but the Driftless also sports a lot of artsy-fartsy villages (Dvorak spent a year there) and, except for Nixon (once), Reagan (once), and Trump (once?), has voted for Democrats in every election after Eisenhower.

    So Driftless Iowa may have vats of almond milk, or none at all. But it’s definitely not flat. The glaciers missed it, catch my (ahem) drift?

    Driftless Area Scenic Byway

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Dvorak spemt time there because there was a tiny Czech community which had invited him; he finished this while there:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qut5e3OfCvg
  104. @Desiderius
    Likewise southern Ohio v. northern.

    Likewise southern Ohio v. northern.

    I’m familiar with northern Ohio, having worked a few seasons there. As flat as Holland in parts. The area south of Toledo is reclaimed swamp.

    Southeast Ohio is rugged and mountainous, just like West Virginia across the eponymous river. Ironically, the state’s highest point is not in these mountains, but on a prairie plateau near Bellefontaine.

    The Sistersville Ferry leaving from Fly, Ohio, is in its 203rd year, and is well-worth a detour if you’re in the area:

    http://www.ohio.org.staging.milesmediagroup.com/events/fly-ferry-boat-festival

  105. @Reg Cæsar

    no one carries almond milk
     
    What? Next door, in America's Dairyland, which once outlawed margarine, then relented and allowed it as long as it was clear, not dyed to look like butter, every supermarket I've visited carries almond milk. Walmart carries almond milk. Maybe the Cenex co-op convenience store doesn't.

    But these are just in the counties near to Minnesota. Maybe they've been corrupted.

    On the other hand, the major employer in the Driftless region, the heart of which is the Iowa-Wisconsin border, appears to be Organic Valley, a dairy co-op which is the largest organic co-op in the US, and is based just over the Mississippi in Viroqua. Maybe they crowd out the almond milk business, considering that almost all almonds come from faraway California. They make their own soy milk, though. Soybeans are homegrown in the Midwest.

    Northeast Iowa is probably at one extreme or the other. It's rural, but the Driftless also sports a lot of artsy-fartsy villages (Dvorak spent a year there) and, except for Nixon (once), Reagan (once), and Trump (once?), has voted for Democrats in every election after Eisenhower.

    So Driftless Iowa may have vats of almond milk, or none at all. But it's definitely not flat. The glaciers missed it, catch my (ahem) drift?

    Driftless Area Scenic Byway


    https://www.traveliowa.com/userdocs/biketrail/DASB_6_Upper_Iowa_River.jpg

    Dvorak spemt time there because there was a tiny Czech community which had invited him; he finished this while there:

  106. @Reg Cæsar

    The military wing of Hezbollah has been banned in the UK since 2008, but the political wing is not banned.
     
    The "political wing" of any foreign country should be banned in a sovereign state.

    Agreed.

    Glorification of evergrowing, foreign- implanted political wings has been as American as Anne Applebaum Pie:

  107. Re Goldenburg, other commenters have observed that a lot of her objections don’t make sense. One can even imagine her enjoying herself and then dutifully griping on Twitter. It’s almost as though Goldenburg was indulging some anti-modern ritual to distinguish herself from her surroundings.

  108. @GermanReader2
    If you take a closer look, the woman on rightmost position looks a bit Aboriginal as well (nose, shape of face)

    yes, probably the great great grandfather, once removed

  109. @GermanReader2
    Does the famous clip of Trump saying "They don't look like Indians to me" refer to members of this tribe?

    Does the famous clip of Trump saying “They don’t look like Indians to me” refer to members of this tribe?

    Yes! Trump in House testimony refers to the Foxwoods tribe who are the Mashantucket Pequot. Trump also says, “They don’t look like Indians to Indians” Foxwoods is midway from Boston/New England and NYC so has larger population to draw from plus looks nicer and newer than Atlantic City casinos like Trump’s. Plus Atlantic City is south of NYC.
    tune in at 5 minutes in for some Trump laughs

  110. @Desiderius
    She walked right into Iowahawk’s wheelhouse. He rose to the occasion.

    https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/1130094371834159109?s=20

    ‘Dirt roads’ — LOL.

  111. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    for sailer furtue ref. that summer

    went on to win that summer against everyone

  112. @Change that Matters
    O/T (but related):

    In The Guardian the other day, "Why race science is on the rise again," by Angela Saini (Punjabi), who's new book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, will be out soon.

    Here's the article lede: "After the second world war, the belief that differences between so-called ‘races’ are genetic became taboo. Now, with the far right resurgent, it’s back."

    There's a Jew in the thick of things, naturally: "In 1985, historian Barry Mehler had a dream. His research was taking him deep into the murky territory of academia’s extreme right wing."

    Clearly she's been reading iSteve: "I have spent the last few years investigating the tumorous growth of this brand of intellectual racism. Not the racist thugs who confront us in plain sight, but the well-educated ones in smart suits, the ones with power."

    The book is getting rave reviews from all the right people: "'Roundly debunks racism's core lie - that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power' Reni Eddo-Lodge."

    John Derbyshire’s article about Creationism, in its 1990s incarnation as “Intelligent Design”, is relevant.

    Science has greatly improved our understanding. None of the new things we have learned supports Creationism; none of them has overthrown orthodox biology, as Creationists of the 1990s were promising was about to happen any day.

    Meanwhile, as real science has advanced, Creationism has stood still, adding nothing to the stock of human knowledge. The science versus Creationism match-up has turned out to be no contest.

    Any belief such as equalism that is adopted for social, political, or religious reasons will have the same future as Creationism. As the science advances, we cannot predict where it will go, but there is no particular reason why it should support that preconceived belief. In the meantime, the belief itself stands still, until it is no more than a charming relic of a bygone and slightly weird age.

    I suspect that one reason why genetics is such a touchy subject is the decline of religion. When people believed that we are all equal in the sight of God, they didn’t worry too much that genetics allowed some of us to run faster, think faster, or see more clearly than others. The idea of “equal in the sight of God” is deeply ingrained in Judaeo-Christian culture and we want to hang on to it – but without believing in God!

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    I suspect that one reason why genetics is such a touchy subject is the decline of religion. When people believed that we are all equal in the sight of God, they didn’t worry too much that genetics allowed some of us to run faster, think faster, or see more clearly than others. The idea of “equal in the sight of God” is deeply ingrained in Judaeo-Christian culture and we want to hang on to it – but without believing in God!

     

    This is exactly right. Wokeism/SJWism is a heretical, degraded caricature of Christianity, in which Christian virtues survive only as hollowed-out vestiges of their reality and power.

    The biblical view of 'equality' is rich, deep, and much-forgotten -- or suppressed.

    All people are created in the image of God. In this all people are equal.

    All people sin and fall short of the glory of God. In this all people are equal.

    All believers are forgiven of and set free from their sins by the power of Jesus' blood. In this all believers are equal.

    All believers are members of the Body of Christ, the Church, and no such member should be disparaged or devalued. In this all members are equal.

    Each member of the body is called to fulfil his or her God-given purpose, just as an eye is for seeing, a hand is for grasping, a foot is for walking, and so on. In this, all members are equal, in that each gift, when exercised to God's glory, is equal in value in God's eyes.

    The problems begin when we insist that all of this is not enough, but that all -- and now we are back to all people, not just believers -- must be eyes, or hands, or feet, or whatever rates highest in the fashion of the day.

    , @Desiderius
    Intelligent Design got a raw deal. A preview of the raw bigotry to come of the ruling class.
  113. @Clyde

    Does 1/8 count as “indigenous?”
     
    Easily and with room to spare! In Canada, US, Australia and New Zealand. My favorite indigenous scam is Foxwoods casino in Connecticut, the first Indian mega-casino and one of the largest. It killed Atlantic City. The Mashantucket Pequot Indians are behind it. They were a rag tag band with few members that barely existed, but with lawyers they got Federal tribal recognition. They look more black than Indian.

    Sort of. The Pequots were a small but real tribe long before they opened their casino. They started out with a bingo hall, back in the 1980’s, before opening the casino to what proved to be great success.
    It is the nearby Mohegan tribe that is mostly an artificial creation. Just as the Pequot’s Foxwoods casino was becoming a huge success the Navy made some surplus land available to the state of Connecticut about ten miles away. Figuring that two casinos are better than one, and knowing that only an Indian tribe would be able to operate one under applicable laws, the state did some research and located some people of vaguely Native origin who had heard family legends about tribal lands that just happened to be on this newly available land. Or so they claimed. The result is the also spectacularly successful Mohegan Sun casino.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    The definitive write up from 1991 https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1991/04/08/bingo-bus I wish I had kept that dead trees issue.

    When Mohegan Sun was set up the Foxwoods casino had been given a monopoly on Indian gaming in Connecticut. The Mohegan tribe had to give Foxwoods a 25% cut of earnings for a number of years. This was the price of Foxwoods giving up their monopoly. --- How I remember it.
  114. @Steve Sailer
    My impression from driving through Iowa on I-80 is that Iowa is fairly hilly and scenic compared to Illinois. The part around Charles Murray's hometown is quite pretty.

    On the other hand, the topography around New York City is often quite rugged. It's not Rio de Janeiro (where I once sat at a sidewalk cafe in Ipanema and watched a few blocks away four roped-up mountain climbers ascend a 1,000' sheer cliff), but I'm often surprised when I'm there by how many granite outcroppings there are in city parks. (All that granite for anchoring foundations made building skyscrapers there safer in the early 20th Century).

    Central Park’s granite outcroppings and other “natural” features are mostly artificial. Before the park’s construction in the mid-1800’s it was mostly featureless. The builders hauled in most of the rocks and dug the waterways.

    The most distinctive natural features around NYC are the 200-foot Palisades cliffs on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, opposite upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    https://fifiandhop.com/2016/05/26/the-cloisters-fort-tryon-park/
  115. @PiltdownMan
    A google image search of "Aborigine graduates" brings up dozens of pictures of groups of white students in graduation day robes, and only one example of actual Australian aborigine graduates.

    https://i.imgur.com/IeyUIHQ.jpg

    https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/apy-lands-graduates-learn-to-inspire/news-story/6dbe917492f175b014e3721ab2b8e778

    The thing I find strange is that they all look middle-aged. It’s as if abos only decide to get a college degree in later in life.

  116. @LAndrews
    I don't see anything in the article that tells me the 6 students in the picture are supposed to be the doctors of Aboriginal descent.

    Are we sure the photo is supposed to be them? Or did someone just include a photo of 6 students?
  117. @James N. Kennett
    John Derbyshire's article about Creationism, in its 1990s incarnation as "Intelligent Design", is relevant.

    Science has greatly improved our understanding. None of the new things we have learned supports Creationism; none of them has overthrown orthodox biology, as Creationists of the 1990s were promising was about to happen any day.

    Meanwhile, as real science has advanced, Creationism has stood still, adding nothing to the stock of human knowledge. The science versus Creationism match-up has turned out to be no contest.
     

    Any belief such as equalism that is adopted for social, political, or religious reasons will have the same future as Creationism. As the science advances, we cannot predict where it will go, but there is no particular reason why it should support that preconceived belief. In the meantime, the belief itself stands still, until it is no more than a charming relic of a bygone and slightly weird age.

    I suspect that one reason why genetics is such a touchy subject is the decline of religion. When people believed that we are all equal in the sight of God, they didn't worry too much that genetics allowed some of us to run faster, think faster, or see more clearly than others. The idea of "equal in the sight of God" is deeply ingrained in Judaeo-Christian culture and we want to hang on to it - but without believing in God!

    I suspect that one reason why genetics is such a touchy subject is the decline of religion. When people believed that we are all equal in the sight of God, they didn’t worry too much that genetics allowed some of us to run faster, think faster, or see more clearly than others. The idea of “equal in the sight of God” is deeply ingrained in Judaeo-Christian culture and we want to hang on to it – but without believing in God!

    This is exactly right. Wokeism/SJWism is a heretical, degraded caricature of Christianity, in which Christian virtues survive only as hollowed-out vestiges of their reality and power.

    The biblical view of ‘equality’ is rich, deep, and much-forgotten — or suppressed.

    All people are created in the image of God. In this all people are equal.

    All people sin and fall short of the glory of God. In this all people are equal.

    All believers are forgiven of and set free from their sins by the power of Jesus’ blood. In this all believers are equal.

    All believers are members of the Body of Christ, the Church, and no such member should be disparaged or devalued. In this all members are equal.

    Each member of the body is called to fulfil his or her God-given purpose, just as an eye is for seeing, a hand is for grasping, a foot is for walking, and so on. In this, all members are equal, in that each gift, when exercised to God’s glory, is equal in value in God’s eyes.

    The problems begin when we insist that all of this is not enough, but that all — and now we are back to all people, not just believers — must be eyes, or hands, or feet, or whatever rates highest in the fashion of the day.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  118. @Desiderius
    She walked right into Iowahawk’s wheelhouse. He rose to the occasion.

    https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/1130094371834159109?s=20

    Jews may be a well-traveled tribe, but that subset known as the Jewish New Yorker is not. The latter will wet their pants and cry for mommy if they have to venture as far as New Jersey.

  119. @James N. Kennett
    John Derbyshire's article about Creationism, in its 1990s incarnation as "Intelligent Design", is relevant.

    Science has greatly improved our understanding. None of the new things we have learned supports Creationism; none of them has overthrown orthodox biology, as Creationists of the 1990s were promising was about to happen any day.

    Meanwhile, as real science has advanced, Creationism has stood still, adding nothing to the stock of human knowledge. The science versus Creationism match-up has turned out to be no contest.
     

    Any belief such as equalism that is adopted for social, political, or religious reasons will have the same future as Creationism. As the science advances, we cannot predict where it will go, but there is no particular reason why it should support that preconceived belief. In the meantime, the belief itself stands still, until it is no more than a charming relic of a bygone and slightly weird age.

    I suspect that one reason why genetics is such a touchy subject is the decline of religion. When people believed that we are all equal in the sight of God, they didn't worry too much that genetics allowed some of us to run faster, think faster, or see more clearly than others. The idea of "equal in the sight of God" is deeply ingrained in Judaeo-Christian culture and we want to hang on to it - but without believing in God!

    Intelligent Design got a raw deal. A preview of the raw bigotry to come of the ruling class.

  120. @prosa123
    Central Park's granite outcroppings and other "natural" features are mostly artificial. Before the park's construction in the mid-1800's it was mostly featureless. The builders hauled in most of the rocks and dug the waterways.

    The most distinctive natural features around NYC are the 200-foot Palisades cliffs on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, opposite upper Manhattan and the Bronx.
  121. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tony
    The irish wish they had rods like these guys.

    I’ve never seen reference to the abbo male being particularly bejingled, unlike certain African tribes (but not others) and Jamaicans, Hatitans and Dominicans. The Dominicans are notoriously equine-the legendary Porfirio Rubirosa was only moderately exceptional by their standards and the phenomenon attributed to him as being perpetually semi-erect is also not unheard of there.

    The flipside of the phenomenon is the Japanese. Unlike Koreans or Chinese, they are sufficiently less endowed that Japanese condoms are made on smaller mandrels than standard ones anywhere else.

  122. The time has come, to say: Fair’s fair.

    –Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie, & Peter Garrett

  123. To be fair, 2, 5, and 6 can pass.

  124. The swarthy guy that looks like an abo also looks a lot like Joseph Baena. The others, well perhaps they could be octoroons.

  125. Reminder: Australians are so thirsty they’ll copulate with Aborigines.

  126. @prosa123
    Sort of. The Pequots were a small but real tribe long before they opened their casino. They started out with a bingo hall, back in the 1980's, before opening the casino to what proved to be great success.
    It is the nearby Mohegan tribe that is mostly an artificial creation. Just as the Pequot's Foxwoods casino was becoming a huge success the Navy made some surplus land available to the state of Connecticut about ten miles away. Figuring that two casinos are better than one, and knowing that only an Indian tribe would be able to operate one under applicable laws, the state did some research and located some people of vaguely Native origin who had heard family legends about tribal lands that just happened to be on this newly available land. Or so they claimed. The result is the also spectacularly successful Mohegan Sun casino.

    The definitive write up from 1991 https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1991/04/08/bingo-bus I wish I had kept that dead trees issue.

    When Mohegan Sun was set up the Foxwoods casino had been given a monopoly on Indian gaming in Connecticut. The Mohegan tribe had to give Foxwoods a 25% cut of earnings for a number of years. This was the price of Foxwoods giving up their monopoly. — How I remember it.

  127. Re Superior: The Return of Race Science, I was unable to access the index, but given that Saini completely denies the reality of race, I have a hunch that she cites scientific fraud Stephen Jay Gould favorably.

  128. @Triumph104
    In 2008, Australian sprinter Cathy Freeman appeared on the ancestry show Who Do You Think You Are. I only skimmed the video to answer your question. Going by archived records, not DNA, she definitely has British ancestry and very likely Chinese.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6vngc5

    I was just going to say ‘Srots father, aboroginal mother’ as the tale went at the time. Turns out she is quite cagey about such things.

    She says her mother did have some Chinese ancestry. Whether her father Freeman, or her step-father was the Scot, I think the latter.

    For some reason, she is Baha’i. Maybe she was converted along the way in her athletics career. I can’t see her being exposed to it in her schools. From her birth-father?

    In a recent photo, she looks part-aboriginal, but not half-Scottish.

    Mystery woman on the paternal side, it seems.

  129. I’ve always thought that Charles Darwin was an odd looking chap, maybe he was part Aborigine.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Darwin looked a little like biologist William D. Hamilton, who was known as Caveman to his rugby teammates.
  130. @Calogero
    I've always thought that Charles Darwin was an odd looking chap, maybe he was part Aborigine.

    Darwin looked a little like biologist William D. Hamilton, who was known as Caveman to his rugby teammates.

  131. @Ed
    You’re full of crap. They all look as white as the driven snow except for the guy on the right.

    My initial reaction was to mark out the two on the right. But once you cotton onto them, you realise that the two on the left look more like them than say the Professor (?) in the middle. The girl in the middle, closest to him, might pass for his daughter.

    But like I said, might be motivated reasoning. Go wash out your mouth with soap, Ed.

  132. https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/students/record-number-indigenous-doctors-graduate-unsw

    “The Chair of Aboriginal Health at UNSW and co-founder of the Shalom Gamarada Ngiyani Yana scholarship program, Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM, says: “Each student has at some stage been a residential scholar at Shalom College and flourished, overcoming the challenge of time away from family and friends to pursue medicine. Without this scholarship program, many of the students would not have been able to study at UNSW – simply because their financial resources would have precluded living on campus or nearby.” There are currently 28 Indigenous students at Shalom College.”

    Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver is Aboriginal too…

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/aboriginal-jewish-woman-appointed-deputy-vice-chancellor-at-university-of-sydney/

    https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/aboriginal-jewish-woman-appointed-deputy-vice-chancellor-at-sydney-university/

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