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From Reason:

The Federal Government Cautions Incoming Afghan Refugees Against Moving To California

Both liberals and conservatives could take some lessons from the U.S. State Department’s list of cities that it recommends Afghan refugees relocate to.

CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI | 9.1.2021 5:15 PM

The federal government has some helpful advice for Afghan refugees trying to start a new life in America: for the love of God, do not try to rent an apartment in California. …

SIV participants who opt to receive resettlement benefits can also choose to be relocated to one of 19 cities identified as having “reasonable cost of living, housing availability, supportive services, and welcoming communities with volunteers and resources.”

These cities include several in Texas (Houston, Austin, and Dallas), the Mountain West (Salt Lake City and Denver), the Southeast (Raleigh-Durham and Atlanta), and a couple of lower-cost cities in the Mid-Atlantic (Philadelphia and Baltimore).

Noticeably absent from the list are any cities in California.

In the long run, the Democratic Party doesn’t need any more Democrats in California.

Indeed, the State Department’s website explicitly warns arriving Afghans against trying to move there, saying that “some cities in California are very expensive places to live, and it can be difficult to find reasonable housing and employment. Any resettlement benefits you receive may not comfortably cover the cost of living in these areas.” …

The Washington D.C. metro area—which was ranked the sixth most expensive city in the Zumper report—is also singled out by the State Department as a particularly expensive place that incoming migrants should avoid unless they have friends or family who will be able to assist them financially.

Ultra-expensive New York City—the traditional entry point for past waves of immigrants coming to America—is also left off the State Department’s list.

… The State Department’s list of refugee-friendly cities is mostly dominated by high-growth sunbelt cities with high rates of housing construction, including places like Houston, Dallas, Raleigh-Durham that have both added a new unit of housing for every job over the past decade.

This de facto list of most welcoming cities for incoming Afghan refugees has some important lessons for both the left and right wings of American politics.

Folks on the right, including Fox News host Tucker Carlson, have argued that America shouldn’t admit Afghan refugees because the country just doesn’t have enough housing for them. That’s simply not true for many fast-growing cities that are adding more than enough housing to accommodate newcomers, whether they’re coming from Kandahar or Kansas City.

… On the other hand, liberal-leaning residents of America’s bluest cities should probably do some soul searching about the fact their communities, while rhetorically accepting of immigrants, are also so expensive that new arrivals are being actively warned to not try to resettle there.

By ditching restrictions on new development, these cities could make themselves more welcoming to refugees. Leaving excessive red tape in place, meanwhile, would prove that many progressives’ messages about accepting refugees aren’t worth the multi-lingual yard signs they’re printed on.

Like I’ve long said, the liberal NIMBYists of Malibu and Beverly Hills get to impose their sentimental immigration policies on the rest of America, while being immune to having volatile Omar Mateen-like Afghans live anywhere near them.

 
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  1. Well, they are well and truly rubbing our, but not their, noses in diversity.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @vinteuil

    The sad thing is that all the Republicans they know lurv refugees. They probably think they'll be greeted as liberators.

    , @RichardTaylor
    @vinteuil

    Yeah that's the thing, when he says "impose their sentimental immigration policies on the rest of America" he is seriously misreading the situation. This isn't about weepy soft emotions combined with a bit of hypocrisy.

    This is because they hate your guts, your people's guts and will do anything to harm us.

    Replies: @Goddard

    , @Richard B
    @vinteuil


    Well, they are well and truly rubbing our, but not their, noses in diversity.
     
    You get what you put up with.
  2. Buffalo NY in Erie county is a seemingly idyllic place to dump surplus Afghans according to the (first female) governor of NY.

    Buffalo used to have a Playboy club and bars that stayed open ’til 4AM and some serious mob action. On Genesee Street you could score some first-rate narcotics in the 1970s. Gambling joints, rackets, after hours clubs, Rick James and Buffalo Bills players and celebrities such as the jills.

    But now it’s just Asylum seekers. So sad.

    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
    @Trelane


    Buffalo NY in Erie county is a seemingly idyllic place
     

    Replies: @Adam Smith

    , @Hannah Katz
    @Trelane

    Agreed. How about Hartford, CT? Providence, RI? Anywhere in Massachusetts outside of the Boston area. Of course Vermont is nice. And parts of New Jersey. Now you're talking!

  3. The Afghani section of LA is gonna be lit.

  4. But if you placed the Afghans in the Golden State, think of how they would be blessed with the Gun Control all the Democrats have foisted upon their fellow sheep. After all, the military-age males couldn’t even bother to drop a rifle, for the simple fact that didn’t bother to even pick one up.

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    @Joe Stalin

    Gun Jesus nods approvingly.

    , @AKAHorace
    @Joe Stalin


    But if you placed the Afghans in the Golden State, think of how they would be blessed with the Gun Control all the Democrats have foisted upon their fellow sheep. After all, the military-age males couldn’t even bother to drop a rifle, for the simple fact that didn’t bother to even pick one up.
     
    Be careful what you wish for. I am not sure that the Afghani refugees that we accept will have much difficultly in picking up firearms.
  5. The first place all refugees should be resettled is in DC, since politicians and MIC lobbiests got the US into Afghanistan in the first place. Next place should be Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and any celebrity owned vacation mansion in the Hamptons, Aspen, Jackson Hole, NYC, St Barths, or Park City. From there, let them be placed in any home with a “Hate Doesn’t Live Here/Love is Love/All Lives Matter” sign in the front yard or street facing window. Let the people who created this mess and screech the loudest about how all of us need to do our part, lead by example and show us deplorables how it’s done.

    • Replies: @Houston 1992
    @Sick 'n Tired

    Why not build Tahoe back better with some high density Afghan refugees settlements ?

    , @anon
    @Sick 'n Tired

    The first place they should be resettled is Pakistan.

    , @Pericles
    @Sick 'n Tired

    Rob Reiner runs America so of course it won't happen, but rcall that there are plenty of sanctuary states and sanctuary cities which should be just overjoyed to receive more diversity.

    , @James J O'Meara
    @Sick 'n Tired

    Yes, indeed, the capital of the Empire must be a veritable Emerald City of delight, they deserve nothing less for their service to the Empire.

    , @Ragno
    @Sick 'n Tired

    Of course you're right but the fact is that normal, decent Americans have no longing to live like a DC insurrectionist.... locked down in solitary for 9 months, having committing no crime and carrying no weapon.

    It's not that the Left has the balls to risk getting shot or locked up - it's precisely the opposite: last year's riots did not begin until they got the all-clear from the Democratic National Committee: go nuts, guys - just try not to kill anyone, and we'll guarantee you won't be locked up or even charged: the fix, she is in. (And what the hell - go ahead and kill a few Trumpers if you get a clean shot - we'll make sure to put the corpse on trial for....um....racism, I guess. No worries; we'll think of something.)

    How do I know this is true? Why....did you not notice that all the riots were coordinated with almost military precision? That they all began within 90 minutes of the first news reports of George Floyd? That weapons were pre-delivered to the proper locations before the "troops" (masked louts) had even arrived? That at least a half-dozen riots began simultaneously, and within 24 hours they had spread throughout the country - and need I remind you, "all across the country" in a landmass 3000 miles wide hardly indicates a grass-roots, spur-of-the-moment movement? Team Soros was armed, ready, and practically taking preparatory deep knee-bends waiting for the first exploitable news item to toss the burning match onto the kindling and get the Summer of 2020 started....if for no other reason, as a stress-test of how much abuse the country would put up with from DAs and mayors sworn to protect only the lawless no matter how much mayhem those lawless unleashed?

    It's safe to say that when the rioting concluded - and law-abiding conservative Americans turned apoplectic with rage but showed the world they were too timid to return violence with violence - Soros and his minions were positively giddy with delight.

    It was now time to fortify the Presidential election.

    ....and anyone who had anything to say about it - well, we all know how that ended. A few hundred angry souls locked up like they were baby-killing terrorists, with even their legal teams run to ground, led off in cuffs and stripped of their licenses to practice law.

    Despite my tone, which I realize is harshly accusatory, I can't blame my fellow Americans for correctly gauging the prevailing winds in which only patriots were being shot, run to ground, locked up in gulags, driven into penury, driven to madness, driven to suicide. George Patton's words about how no poor bastard ever won a war by dying for his country were never truer in this century than in the shameful year of 2020 ......but we had better recall the second half of his statement before much longer. If we give the people steering the Western world over the cliff's edge a second crack at the wheel, we'll deserve everything we get.....particularly when we now cannot feign ignorance as to what "everything" means.

    (I'm visualizing an old-style editorial cartoon of two mangled-beyond-repair carcasses bleeding out amidst a backdrop of bloody carnage and mechanical wreckage, one carcass croaking his dying words to the other: "I could bear all the rest, but I made off-color anti-Semitic references....")

    Replies: @ATBOTL

  6. anon[277] • Disclaimer says:

    In Paris a few years ago I spent time in the Conciergerie; the prison / court building of the 18th century revolution, where aristocrats were held and mostly sent on to be executed. I also walked parts of the Place de la Concorde, which was temporarily renamed Place de la Révolution. It is about 1100 feet across.

    It is recorded that the guillotine set up in the center during the Revolution was so busy that a trail of blood ran all the way down to the Seine. That would be about 200 yards. No idea how many people one must decapitate per day to achieve that, but it’s a large number. It is also recorded that some women formed the habit of sitting as close to the scaffold as they could, knitting. Knitting, knitting, knitting – and every time an aristocrats head was chopped off, they dropped a stitch, keeping their own record of revenge.

    I used to wonder why. Then out in the countryside I kept noticing something about parks. Town after town, from rather small ones to larger ones, had an extensive garden / park, a municipal garden. Some of them were the size of multiple football fields, with extensive walk & grottos & so forth. Every one of them had been an aristocratic fiefdom, a holding some duke or whatever had sole title to, in the heart of a town or city. Woe to any mere ordinary person who trespassed…

    Just the revelation that many square miles of landscape were tied up under total control of the ancien’ regime told me a lot about the level of frustration and hate that had been building up for a century or more. No wonder more and more people thought the best use for an aristocratic head was bouncing in a basket, then adorning a pike.

    Now, I’m looking at Meathead’s pic…

    • Replies: @donut
    @anon

    They went through a lot of priests too . "Paris in the Terror" by Stanley Loomis is an excellent book if you're interested . The revolutionaries were a blood thirsty bunch .

    , @Getaclue
    @anon

    Meathead actually has a lot more in common with the Masonic "Revolutionaries"-- he probably even is one and/or a Satanist like the top ones back then were and are now --the "Revolution" in France was not spontaneous by the underclass--it was all done by the Masons and their (((Founders))) -- just as the NWO "Revolution" we are seeing imposed now is being done...this time "injections" instead of guillotines....The ultimate goal always has been the destruction of Christianity and replacing it with the Luciferian New Age:

    https://www.complicitclergy.com/2021/09/01/vigano-considerations-on-the-great-reset-and-the-new-world-order/

    , @bomag
    @anon

    The revolutionaries in France had some confidence that what came next would be blood and soil citizens.

    We've reached a point in the US where after Rob Reiner, we have a long line of tribal grifters.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @J.Ross

    , @Hibernian
    @anon

    If you think that the French Revo was a spontaneous revolt of the masses, I have a bridge to sell you.

    Replies: @Alden

  7. The Afghan refugees may feel quite at home in Baltimore and Philadelphia due to some similarities with their homeland .

  8. May Allah soon plant the seed of Islam in the womb of (at least coastal) California – none deserve it more…

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  9. Raj Chetty of Harvard University has a list that could be useful in this context.

    • LOL: Unladen Swallow
  10. https://mol.im/a/9948655

    Yet another hate hoax.

    Judge sets bail at \$25.

  11. Afghanistan’s ex-minister Sayed Sadaat now delivers pizzas in Germany

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/videos/world-news/afghanistans-ex-minister-sayed-sadaat-now-delivers-pizzas-in-germany-101630335087608.html

    As far as the state dept advice I suspect the Afghanis will end up near where others of their linguistic group live. Any thoughts on when the first problem Afghanis will have incidents?

    • LOL: Trelane
    • Replies: @donut
    @George

    On the flight over here ?

    , @beavertales
    @George

    The Afghanis face a moral hazard.

    Their relatives in the home country have easy access to cheap narcotics. They know how to obtain, smuggle and sell it. They could greatly assist their social mobility in America by getting into the illegal drug trade. All they have to do is cross that line.

    Young Afghanis will try to out-hustle the established organized crime rackets, which will lead to deadly fights with older established gangs.

    , @mmack
    @George

    Hey, it's a real life example of The King of Spain!

    "Once I was the King of Spain (now I eat humble pie)
    Oh... my unspeakable wife, Queen Lisa (now I eat humble pie)
    I'm telling you I was the King of Spain (now I eat humble pie)
    And now I work at the Pizza Pizza"

    https://youtu.be/xpGV1jOqk4I

    "Prince and pauper, junior and whopper
    World made up of silver and copper
    Under my own volition, I took a change of position
    So next time you drool in the pizza line
    Remember, slower pizza's more luscious
    The King of Spain never rushes!!!"

  12. Rich people want to feel generous. Taking in refugees allows them to socialise the cost. Demonising their critics allows them to also feel heroic. It is a good deal for them, especially when only a handful of people are willing and able to call them out. Thanks, Steve.

    No doubt hostile comments will come in. “But don’t you know the Jews hate us and this is a big plan to wipe us out. Why are you hiding the truth?”

    To which Rob Reiner will respond with glee. He now not only gets to feel generous, socialise the costs and feel heroic, but he also gets to LARP as if he is on the beaches of Normandy fighting Nazis, when really is just disagreeing with complete fantasists. Well done fantasists! You’re helping.

    • Agree: AKAHorace
    • Replies: @anon
    @Triteleia Laxa

    Rich people want to feel generous. Taking in refugees allows them to socialise the cost.

    Yes, girls, we know. George Soros has been privatizing profit and socializing cost for decades. Most everyone around here already knows this. Lots of others do as well. It's good you are learning things.

    This round of "refugees" is not all that different from the Somali's imported to Maine and Minnesota nearly 30 years ago, by various NGO's with the blessing of the B.J. Clinton administration. It's not a new game.

    The term you are missing is "virtue signaling". Meathead is very good at that, as he's been practicing for about 45 - 50 years.

    Replies: @Prester John

    , @AKAHorace
    @Triteleia Laxa


    No doubt hostile comments will come in. “But don’t you know the Jews hate us and this is a big plan to wipe us out. Why are you hiding the truth?”

    To which Rob Reiner will respond with glee. He now not only gets to feel generous, socialise the costs and feel heroic, but he also gets to LARP as if he is on the beaches of Normandy fighting Nazis, when really is just disagreeing with complete fantasists. Well done fantasists! You’re helping.
     
    I used to think that most of the anti-Semites who would drag every debate into discussions about whether the Holocaust ever happened or the details of the German invasion of the Soviet Union were a controlled opposition. I thought that whenever we want to talk about what is happening in the 21st century: mass immigration, the destruction of any traditional institutions or longstanding communities, the establishment would turn it into a question of whether Hitler was really a nice, but misunderstood prophet or if Jews were poisoning the water supply with fluoride.

    Recently I have met a few of them in real life and so have had to reject this comforting theory.

    Replies: @Neil Templeton, @Pericles

    , @Pericles
    @Triteleia Laxa

    This particular technique is known as concern trolling. Don't struggle now, whiteys, that will only make it better.

    With that said, it might be a great idea to stage a D-Day landing on Malibu Beach, with Afghans in the roles of liberators wading ashore with rifles held over their heads, right up to Rob's somewhat bunker-like house. The gunfire can't be heard over the fireworks and cheering.

    Replies: @beavertales

  13. @Joe Stalin
    But if you placed the Afghans in the Golden State, think of how they would be blessed with the Gun Control all the Democrats have foisted upon their fellow sheep. After all, the military-age males couldn't even bother to drop a rifle, for the simple fact that didn't bother to even pick one up.

    https://i.imgur.com/pDvsXhU.png

    Replies: @Hunsdon, @AKAHorace

    Gun Jesus nods approvingly.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
  14. anon[277] • Disclaimer says:
    @Triteleia Laxa
    Rich people want to feel generous. Taking in refugees allows them to socialise the cost. Demonising their critics allows them to also feel heroic. It is a good deal for them, especially when only a handful of people are willing and able to call them out. Thanks, Steve.

    No doubt hostile comments will come in. "But don't you know the Jews hate us and this is a big plan to wipe us out. Why are you hiding the truth?"

    To which Rob Reiner will respond with glee. He now not only gets to feel generous, socialise the costs and feel heroic, but he also gets to LARP as if he is on the beaches of Normandy fighting Nazis, when really is just disagreeing with complete fantasists. Well done fantasists! You're helping.

    Replies: @anon, @AKAHorace, @Pericles

    Rich people want to feel generous. Taking in refugees allows them to socialise the cost.

    Yes, girls, we know. George Soros has been privatizing profit and socializing cost for decades. Most everyone around here already knows this. Lots of others do as well. It’s good you are learning things.

    This round of “refugees” is not all that different from the Somali’s imported to Maine and Minnesota nearly 30 years ago, by various NGO’s with the blessing of the B.J. Clinton administration. It’s not a new game.

    The term you are missing is “virtue signaling”. Meathead is very good at that, as he’s been practicing for about 45 – 50 years.

    • Replies: @Prester John
    @anon

    You can take solace in the fact that the majority of people in this country could give a rat's ass what people like Reiner and the rest of that decadent Martha's Vineyard- East Hampton- Malibu crowd have to say about anything.

  15. Somehow we should figure out how to get middle-aged, single, liberal women to host young, male refugees in their own homes/apartments.

    It may have many benefits with few downsides.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Technite78

    I've wondered if our new additions are largely Taliban sleeper cells, in which case your plan will be put into action.

  16. @vinteuil
    Well, they are well and truly rubbing our, but not their, noses in diversity.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @RichardTaylor, @Richard B

    The sad thing is that all the Republicans they know lurv refugees. They probably think they’ll be greeted as liberators.

  17. “one of 19 cities identified as having …housing availability,…”

    I know a contractor here in Southern California who has made several million dollars by expanding the occupancy capacity of existing residences, including installing kitchens and bathrooms in garages. This requires no new land, no external walls or roof, and it is fast. I anticipate that this model will be followed for the Afghans.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @SafeNow


    ... installing kitchens and bathrooms in garages. This requires no new land, no external walls or roof, and it is fast.
     
    But is it legal? SoCal was built by fussy Midwesterners who brought their Puritan zoning fetishes with them.

    Replies: @anon, @SafeNow, @Alfa158

    , @Hangnail Hans
    @SafeNow

    Yeah, the giveaway is always the 12 cars and vans parked in what used to be the front yard. But zoning & code are not enforceable against migrants .. too racist!

    , @LP5
    @SafeNow

    Pocket-door bedrooms, with a small desk and just enough space to turn around, are specialties of many house renovations in college towns. Essentially monk carrels.

    Convert that living room into a narrow hallway with a few such new bedrooms. When demand exceeds supply then creativity is unleashed and sales tax receipts increase.

    Replies: @Polistra

    , @ATBOTL
    @SafeNow

    In predominately Mexican neighborhoods around the LA area, many, often most houses have had editions build onto both the front and back yard to cram more Mexicans in. You can see it really well from satellite photos.

  18. Anon[314] • Disclaimer says:

    The problem is that this isn’t two rival groups struggling for territory: the Bloods and the Crips, the English and the French, etc. It’s one group that wants, or at least should want, to maintain territory and another that simply wants them to lose it. Even apart from their control of bureaucracies and the megaphone, their goal is just fundamentally easier than it would be if they were a single rival group trying to take the territory for themselves.

    It doesn’t really matter to them whom they shove into rural Utah. Afghans, Somalis, Mexicans? Details! Whoever is at hand at the moment will do. And technology makes the logistical details easier every year. They’re like the civilization version of rioters: they don’t need to build a new building, they just need to burn down the one that’s there. Which is way easier. And, in a twisted way, more fun.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Anon


    The problem is that this isn’t two rival groups struggling for territory: the Bloods and the Crips, the English and the French, etc. It’s one group that wants, or at least should want, to maintain territory and another that simply wants them to lose it. Even apart from their control of bureaucracies and the megaphone, their goal is just fundamentally easier than it would be if they were a single rival group trying to take the territory for themselves.

    It doesn’t really matter to them whom they shove into rural Utah. Afghans, Somalis, Mexicans? Details! Whoever is at hand at the moment will do. And technology makes the logistical details easier every year. They’re like the civilization version of rioters: they don’t need to build a new building, they just need to burn down the one that’s there. Which is way easier. And, in a twisted way, more fun.
     
    Great comment 314. Precisely right.

    The goal was diversifying America--and on out to the West--away from being an actual nation built by and governed for and by white gentiles, with their norms and culture and make it all just an imperial globo-marketplace. MallOne.
    , @kaganovitch
    @Anon

    It doesn’t really matter to them whom they shove into rural Utah. Afghans, Somalis, Mexicans? Details! Whoever is at hand at the moment will do.

    Indeed, 'no skin in the game' makes for dangerously asymmetric conflict. There is almost no limit to the destruction that can be wrought when the destroyer bears no consequences.

  19. @Sick 'n Tired
    The first place all refugees should be resettled is in DC, since politicians and MIC lobbiests got the US into Afghanistan in the first place. Next place should be Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and any celebrity owned vacation mansion in the Hamptons, Aspen, Jackson Hole, NYC, St Barths, or Park City. From there, let them be placed in any home with a "Hate Doesn't Live Here/Love is Love/All Lives Matter" sign in the front yard or street facing window. Let the people who created this mess and screech the loudest about how all of us need to do our part, lead by example and show us deplorables how it's done.

    Replies: @Houston 1992, @anon, @Pericles, @James J O'Meara, @Ragno

    Why not build Tahoe back better with some high density Afghan refugees settlements ?

  20. https://twitter.com/pegobry/status/1433043901573648397?s=20

    Rome kept the Barbarians at bay for centuries doing this. Zombie Republic eating the brains of the living to stay alive.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Desiderius

    The German barbarian who wiped out a whole legion had gone to military academy in Rome.

    Diversity was their strength.

  21. Not to worry Steve, Chicago will take them:

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/8/29/22647120/afghan-refugees-chicago-refugeeone-editorial

    Some 500 new refugees from Afghanistan are expected to be resettled in Chicago, and we welcome them. Our nation owes them this chance at a new and safe life and, if history is the best judge, they will only make our city stronger.

    After all, Diversity DOES Make Us Stronger.

    We are famously a city of immigrants, and many of those immigrants, like the Afghans headed our way now, have been refugees fleeing war and reprisals and sometimes certain death.
    We think about that every time we get a Vietnamese banh mi sandwich on Argyle Street, in the heart of one of Chicago’s most vibrant immigrant communities.

    Ah, but you see, the exotic food! 🤤

    Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees are to be resettled in the United States, after being processed at military bases around the country, including Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. Most of them will be holders of Special Immigrant Visas, which go to refugees who were wartime allies of the United States.
    This will make them eligible for a host of public benefits and resettlement services such as Medicaid, SNAP benefits, help in finding work and English language classes.

    All of us better get working harder then.

    We support a call for Congress to pass legislation that gives refugees of all status, including humanitarian parolees, access to affordable housing, jobs and federal safety net programs such as SNAP and Medicaid. A coalition of more than 25 organizations in Illinois that serve refugees, including RefugeeOne, is expected to push for this, among other priorities, at a news conference this Monday morning.

    And working even harder than we expected.

    By the way Steve, congratulations on getting the gig writing columns at the Chicago Sun Times.

    • Replies: @Ganderson
    @mmack

    A point I’ve made before:

    Whenever I argue with someone about immigration they are forbidden to use the word ‘restaurant’.

  22. I feel sorry for those Afghans who helped us.

    What are they going to do over here? The ones who used to be professionals like engineers haven’t worked in their original fields for years. Yes, they speak English which is great but what about their spouse? Some of those cities they recommend have experienced gentrification and none of them are in the Rust belt. That means there are more jobs available but rents are flying up in cities around the country. It will be very hard for them.

    As for all the other Afghans headed our way who did not work for us, who are they and how many are there? I heard there was a leadership training program for girls and those girls were put on a plane. I heard that we brought out a rapist we had deported years ago. That one I assume was a payoff. So if one paid off, who else did? No one is saying who these people are but I got the impression we will be surprised at who got out and who we will be stuck with. Certainly when over 100,000 went out on planes and Biden’s own translator was left behind, you have to wonder.

    • Replies: @Moses
    @notsaying


    I feel sorry for those Afghans who helped us.
     
    Whoa. Stop right there.

    “Afghans who helped us”?

    Wrong frame. #fail

    It was us helping them.

    Those Afghans that “worked with us” were drawing fat paychecks and helping themselves and their own people.

    We sent thousands and thousands of our young men there to bleed out on the sand and die, get permanent brain injuries and limbs blown off.

    Not to mention trillions of dollars. We could have rebuilt every sh*thole American airport for that money, not to mention built an impenetrable border wall with Mexico.

    You “feel sorry” for these ppl who bled us dry and handed their country back to the Taliban?

    “Helped us”. Boomer, please. Turn off the TV.

    This is why we lose.

    , @bomag
    @notsaying


    What are they going to do over here?
     
    Plenty of leisure activities are available.
  23. On the other hand, liberal-leaning residents of America’s bluest cities should probably do some soul searching about the fact their communities, while rhetorically accepting of immigrants, are also so expensive that new arrivals are being actively warned to not try to resettle there.

    An interview on one of the public radio networks here (I have three different stations set on my car) yesterday revealed how resettled refugees received \$1000 a month each, which is \$5000 for a typical family. But this was of little help in Los Angeles, where the rent (median or average) stood at \$2500.

    As cheap as Houston or Birmingham may appear in comparison, there are much more affordable properties elsewhere. E.g., a 4BR/3 bath house with a parking space in Abbotabad for \$120/mo. Those of Tajik descent may have to pay a little more, but \$550 will get you three balconies in central Dushanbe. A little farther afield in Khajand, one can get flats for as low as \$30-50, depending on the number of rooms.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
    @Reg Cæsar

    As we take the escalator down to Hell in Earth. There are nine levels, I believe.

    , @duncsbaby
    @Reg Cæsar


    E.g., a 4BR/3 bath house with a parking space in Abbotabad for $120/mo. Those of Tajik descent may have to pay a little more, but $550 will get you three balconies in central Dushanbe. A little farther afield in Khajand, one can get flats for as low as $30-50, depending on the number of rooms.
     
    Price goes up exponentially when Uncle Sam is footing the bill.
  24. @SafeNow
    “one of 19 cities identified as having …housing availability,…”

    I know a contractor here in Southern California who has made several million dollars by expanding the occupancy capacity of existing residences, including installing kitchens and bathrooms in garages. This requires no new land, no external walls or roof, and it is fast. I anticipate that this model will be followed for the Afghans.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Hangnail Hans, @LP5, @ATBOTL

    … installing kitchens and bathrooms in garages. This requires no new land, no external walls or roof, and it is fast.

    But is it legal? SoCal was built by fussy Midwesterners who brought their Puritan zoning fetishes with them.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Reg Cæsar

    But is it legal?

    https://pics.me.me/thumb_you-keep-using-that-word-i-do-not-think-it-53144031.png

    , @SafeNow
    @Reg Cæsar

    “Single-family” zoning - - what is a “family.” it is not defined by having a blood or marriage relationship. nor is it defined by the number of people living in the house. rather it is defined by “sharing the same vibe.” Thus, you can have a house filled with gardeners and drywallers, because they share the Mexican-laborer vibe. an article that I read talked about a judge who would not allow a house to be shared by college baseball players and hockey players. His reasoning was that hockey players are very different from baseball players.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    , @Alfa158
    @Reg Cæsar

    Yes, it has been legalized here in California; you can convert your garage into a residence and move a family into it. You are also allowed to build a “casita” as they are called, in your backyard and rent it.
    The practice of R-1 zoning is now illegal in California and up to three residences can now be built on a former R-1 single family home lot.
    There is, naturally, an escape hatch in the laws that still permits R-1 zoning for “safety or environmental” reasons. This allows the sort of people who really matter and who finance politics to not-in-my-backyard the practice in their neighborhoods. Thus you aren’t seeing any garage apartments or casitas in Beverly Hills, or Palo Alto or my own upscale Whitopia Beach.
    As the old saying goes, “The right crowd and no crowding”.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

  25. @anon
    In Paris a few years ago I spent time in the Conciergerie; the prison / court building of the 18th century revolution, where aristocrats were held and mostly sent on to be executed. I also walked parts of the Place de la Concorde, which was temporarily renamed Place de la Révolution. It is about 1100 feet across.

    It is recorded that the guillotine set up in the center during the Revolution was so busy that a trail of blood ran all the way down to the Seine. That would be about 200 yards. No idea how many people one must decapitate per day to achieve that, but it's a large number. It is also recorded that some women formed the habit of sitting as close to the scaffold as they could, knitting. Knitting, knitting, knitting - and every time an aristocrats head was chopped off, they dropped a stitch, keeping their own record of revenge.

    I used to wonder why. Then out in the countryside I kept noticing something about parks. Town after town, from rather small ones to larger ones, had an extensive garden / park, a municipal garden. Some of them were the size of multiple football fields, with extensive walk & grottos & so forth. Every one of them had been an aristocratic fiefdom, a holding some duke or whatever had sole title to, in the heart of a town or city. Woe to any mere ordinary person who trespassed...

    Just the revelation that many square miles of landscape were tied up under total control of the ancien' regime told me a lot about the level of frustration and hate that had been building up for a century or more. No wonder more and more people thought the best use for an aristocratic head was bouncing in a basket, then adorning a pike.

    Now, I'm looking at Meathead's pic...

    Replies: @donut, @Getaclue, @bomag, @Hibernian

    They went through a lot of priests too . “Paris in the Terror” by Stanley Loomis is an excellent book if you’re interested . The revolutionaries were a blood thirsty bunch .

  26. @George
    Afghanistan's ex-minister Sayed Sadaat now delivers pizzas in Germany

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/videos/world-news/afghanistans-ex-minister-sayed-sadaat-now-delivers-pizzas-in-germany-101630335087608.html

    As far as the state dept advice I suspect the Afghanis will end up near where others of their linguistic group live. Any thoughts on when the first problem Afghanis will have incidents?

    Replies: @donut, @beavertales, @mmack

    On the flight over here ?

    • Agree: bomag
  27. @Reg Cæsar
    @SafeNow


    ... installing kitchens and bathrooms in garages. This requires no new land, no external walls or roof, and it is fast.
     
    But is it legal? SoCal was built by fussy Midwesterners who brought their Puritan zoning fetishes with them.

    Replies: @anon, @SafeNow, @Alfa158

    But is it legal?

  28. @anon
    @Triteleia Laxa

    Rich people want to feel generous. Taking in refugees allows them to socialise the cost.

    Yes, girls, we know. George Soros has been privatizing profit and socializing cost for decades. Most everyone around here already knows this. Lots of others do as well. It's good you are learning things.

    This round of "refugees" is not all that different from the Somali's imported to Maine and Minnesota nearly 30 years ago, by various NGO's with the blessing of the B.J. Clinton administration. It's not a new game.

    The term you are missing is "virtue signaling". Meathead is very good at that, as he's been practicing for about 45 - 50 years.

    Replies: @Prester John

    You can take solace in the fact that the majority of people in this country could give a rat’s ass what people like Reiner and the rest of that decadent Martha’s Vineyard- East Hampton- Malibu crowd have to say about anything.

  29. Mojave could be a reasonable location. Hot, desolate, and far away from me and mine.

  30. @Anon
    The problem is that this isn't two rival groups struggling for territory: the Bloods and the Crips, the English and the French, etc. It's one group that wants, or at least should want, to maintain territory and another that simply wants them to lose it. Even apart from their control of bureaucracies and the megaphone, their goal is just fundamentally easier than it would be if they were a single rival group trying to take the territory for themselves.

    It doesn't really matter to them whom they shove into rural Utah. Afghans, Somalis, Mexicans? Details! Whoever is at hand at the moment will do. And technology makes the logistical details easier every year. They're like the civilization version of rioters: they don't need to build a new building, they just need to burn down the one that's there. Which is way easier. And, in a twisted way, more fun.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @kaganovitch

    The problem is that this isn’t two rival groups struggling for territory: the Bloods and the Crips, the English and the French, etc. It’s one group that wants, or at least should want, to maintain territory and another that simply wants them to lose it. Even apart from their control of bureaucracies and the megaphone, their goal is just fundamentally easier than it would be if they were a single rival group trying to take the territory for themselves.

    It doesn’t really matter to them whom they shove into rural Utah. Afghans, Somalis, Mexicans? Details! Whoever is at hand at the moment will do. And technology makes the logistical details easier every year. They’re like the civilization version of rioters: they don’t need to build a new building, they just need to burn down the one that’s there. Which is way easier. And, in a twisted way, more fun.

    Great comment 314. Precisely right.

    The goal was diversifying America–and on out to the West–away from being an actual nation built by and governed for and by white gentiles, with their norms and culture and make it all just an imperial globo-marketplace. MallOne.

  31. It strikes me that the current paradigm of America excepting whomever … while not what i want, is really kind of handy for other nations that do want to maintain themselves as nations.

    Got some problem people? Some homosexual whiners? Some feminist whiners? “Pussy riot”? Some criminals? No need to run prisons, just pack ’em off to the US. Sure it’s not a proper deterrent like exile to the Artic or an Aleutian island, but … it works! And if all the people who don’t like your nation’s traditional norms take off …. that just makes life easier.

    America has become the sort of dumping ground that every society–at least ones not keen on executions–can use.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @AnotherDad


    It strikes me that the current paradigm of America excepting whomever … while not what i want, is really kind of handy for other nations that do want to maintain themselves as nations.
     
    America is the sin-eater of nations.

    Replies: @epebble

    , @Pericles
    @AnotherDad

    American acceptionalism, if you will.

    Emma Lazarus will not be denied!

    , @Forbes
    @AnotherDad

    The US is just a place on a map.

    Whatever once made it a country, a nation-state, has been forfeited. The rule of law has been replaced by the rule of man. A common culture has been replaced by multiculturalism. A shared history and heritage has been replaced by alien immigration. A shared civilization has been replaced by 'anything goes' licentious liberalism. And an economy based on fascism--corporatism/crony capitalism--has replaced free-market enterprise. And a consensual governing politics has been replaced with an ends justify the means power lust for control of the people.

  32. Most telling words in the article…”Any resettlement benefits you receive may not comfortably cover the cost of living in these areas.” Because as we know, all American citizens live ‘comfortably.’

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  33. Yes, I’ve been reading about this great news for a few days. We’ve got our local cadre of professional telescopic philanthropists leaping into action ’round here. C’mon, folks, open your arms and earn a few virtue points by supporting the latest imports on social media, church (or temple). You won’t have to deal much with them in person. (And obligatory disclaimer: some of them are decent people just trying to survive.) But put down the scopes and get eyes on your local population.

    When did the United States of America morph into the world’s largest charitable organization for foreign-born folk?

    There are a lot of native-born American underclass people where I live, yet we’re gonna lavish attention and cash on foreign refugees?

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @From Beer to Paternity

    Well, the only way to keep all that resident unskilled labor struggling at cheap wages is to keep importing people who crowd the lowest rung of the economic ladder.

    Heaven knows that dishes still need to be washed, laundry to be cleaned, floors to ne mopped, refuse to be disposed, landscaping tended--and somebody has to do it...

    If all that unskilled labor had to be paid more, that would be an untenable situation.

  34. Apparently, some localities where these refugees are being dumped have to hire translators to talk to them. Funny, I thought they were translators?

    On his show tonight, Tucker Carlson, during an an interview with Stephen Miller, suggested relocating all 100,000+ Afghan refugees on Martha’s Vineyard (at which suggestion, Miller laughed).

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Mr. Anon

    Skokie

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Mr. Anon


    Funny, I thought they were translators?
     
    Permit me to perform a bit of....translation....

    In Wokeworld:

    "Muh translators!" = coolie, general laborer, panhandler, petty thief, etc.
  35. @AnotherDad
    It strikes me that the current paradigm of America excepting whomever ... while not what i want, is really kind of handy for other nations that do want to maintain themselves as nations.

    Got some problem people? Some homosexual whiners? Some feminist whiners? "Pussy riot"? Some criminals? No need to run prisons, just pack 'em off to the US. Sure it's not a proper deterrent like exile to the Artic or an Aleutian island, but ... it works! And if all the people who don't like your nation's traditional norms take off .... that just makes life easier.

    America has become the sort of dumping ground that every society--at least ones not keen on executions--can use.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Pericles, @Forbes

    It strikes me that the current paradigm of America excepting whomever … while not what i want, is really kind of handy for other nations that do want to maintain themselves as nations.

    America is the sin-eater of nations.

    • Replies: @epebble
    @Mr. Anon

    Somebody said it before:

    "Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,"

  36. @Triteleia Laxa
    Rich people want to feel generous. Taking in refugees allows them to socialise the cost. Demonising their critics allows them to also feel heroic. It is a good deal for them, especially when only a handful of people are willing and able to call them out. Thanks, Steve.

    No doubt hostile comments will come in. "But don't you know the Jews hate us and this is a big plan to wipe us out. Why are you hiding the truth?"

    To which Rob Reiner will respond with glee. He now not only gets to feel generous, socialise the costs and feel heroic, but he also gets to LARP as if he is on the beaches of Normandy fighting Nazis, when really is just disagreeing with complete fantasists. Well done fantasists! You're helping.

    Replies: @anon, @AKAHorace, @Pericles

    No doubt hostile comments will come in. “But don’t you know the Jews hate us and this is a big plan to wipe us out. Why are you hiding the truth?”

    To which Rob Reiner will respond with glee. He now not only gets to feel generous, socialise the costs and feel heroic, but he also gets to LARP as if he is on the beaches of Normandy fighting Nazis, when really is just disagreeing with complete fantasists. Well done fantasists! You’re helping.

    I used to think that most of the anti-Semites who would drag every debate into discussions about whether the Holocaust ever happened or the details of the German invasion of the Soviet Union were a controlled opposition. I thought that whenever we want to talk about what is happening in the 21st century: mass immigration, the destruction of any traditional institutions or longstanding communities, the establishment would turn it into a question of whether Hitler was really a nice, but misunderstood prophet or if Jews were poisoning the water supply with fluoride.

    Recently I have met a few of them in real life and so have had to reject this comforting theory.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
    @AKAHorace

    If you believe in Liberty, I support you. Otherwise, no.

    Replies: @AKAHorace

    , @Pericles
    @AKAHorace

    Sounds like you've met the opposition but not the control.

    PS. Don't join Atomwaffen.

  37. “The Washington D.C. metro area—which was ranked the sixth most expensive city in the Zumper report—is also singled out by the State Department as a particularly expensive place that incoming migrants should avoid unless they have friends or family who will be able to assist them financially.“

    Back when I used to live in the area in the 80’s and 90’s, there was already a fairly large Afghan population in the. DC area.

  38. @Reg Cæsar
    @SafeNow


    ... installing kitchens and bathrooms in garages. This requires no new land, no external walls or roof, and it is fast.
     
    But is it legal? SoCal was built by fussy Midwesterners who brought their Puritan zoning fetishes with them.

    Replies: @anon, @SafeNow, @Alfa158

    “Single-family” zoning – – what is a “family.” it is not defined by having a blood or marriage relationship. nor is it defined by the number of people living in the house. rather it is defined by “sharing the same vibe.” Thus, you can have a house filled with gardeners and drywallers, because they share the Mexican-laborer vibe. an article that I read talked about a judge who would not allow a house to be shared by college baseball players and hockey players. His reasoning was that hockey players are very different from baseball players.

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @SafeNow

    The neighborhood school was built to a capacity that was set with the expectation that there would only be one family per house.

    The district doesn’t want to go to the voters for a $50M bond issue to build another school. The district wants the population pressure to spillover into new neighborhoods, and for developers to get dinged for impact fees to pay for the new schools.

  39. @Joe Stalin
    But if you placed the Afghans in the Golden State, think of how they would be blessed with the Gun Control all the Democrats have foisted upon their fellow sheep. After all, the military-age males couldn't even bother to drop a rifle, for the simple fact that didn't bother to even pick one up.

    https://i.imgur.com/pDvsXhU.png

    Replies: @Hunsdon, @AKAHorace

    But if you placed the Afghans in the Golden State, think of how they would be blessed with the Gun Control all the Democrats have foisted upon their fellow sheep. After all, the military-age males couldn’t even bother to drop a rifle, for the simple fact that didn’t bother to even pick one up.

    Be careful what you wish for. I am not sure that the Afghani refugees that we accept will have much difficultly in picking up firearms.

  40. @Sick 'n Tired
    The first place all refugees should be resettled is in DC, since politicians and MIC lobbiests got the US into Afghanistan in the first place. Next place should be Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and any celebrity owned vacation mansion in the Hamptons, Aspen, Jackson Hole, NYC, St Barths, or Park City. From there, let them be placed in any home with a "Hate Doesn't Live Here/Love is Love/All Lives Matter" sign in the front yard or street facing window. Let the people who created this mess and screech the loudest about how all of us need to do our part, lead by example and show us deplorables how it's done.

    Replies: @Houston 1992, @anon, @Pericles, @James J O'Meara, @Ragno

    The first place they should be resettled is Pakistan.

  41. But but I don’t understand.

    Rich people earned every cent of their billions. A brick at a time. They deserve to be able to keep every cent of what they have earned, earned with their own moxie and nothing else.

    Why do you want to take it away from them?

    You a commie or something?

    • Replies: @anon
    @obwandiyag

    Please refrain from posting right after you have been huffing. Wait until the high wears off.

    Thanks.

  42. @Trelane
    Buffalo NY in Erie county is a seemingly idyllic place to dump surplus Afghans according to the (first female) governor of NY.

    Buffalo used to have a Playboy club and bars that stayed open 'til 4AM and some serious mob action. On Genesee Street you could score some first-rate narcotics in the 1970s. Gambling joints, rackets, after hours clubs, Rick James and Buffalo Bills players and celebrities such as the jills.

    But now it's just Asylum seekers. So sad.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @Hannah Katz

    Buffalo NY in Erie county is a seemingly idyllic place

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    @Hangnail Hans

    Buffalo NY in Erie county is a seemingly idyllic place, with plenty of affordable housing.

    https://berniceradle.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/winter-2011-christmas-weekend-006.jpg

    https://farm8.static.flickr.com/7305/27797727186_67174538e0.jpg

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Uiqd_hzL5eQ/hqdefault.jpg

    https://static01.nyt.com/images/2007/09/13/nyregion/13vacant-600.jpg

    Replies: @usNthem, @iffen

  43. @SafeNow
    “one of 19 cities identified as having …housing availability,…”

    I know a contractor here in Southern California who has made several million dollars by expanding the occupancy capacity of existing residences, including installing kitchens and bathrooms in garages. This requires no new land, no external walls or roof, and it is fast. I anticipate that this model will be followed for the Afghans.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Hangnail Hans, @LP5, @ATBOTL

    Yeah, the giveaway is always the 12 cars and vans parked in what used to be the front yard. But zoning & code are not enforceable against migrants .. too racist!

  44. The real Omar Mateen was a standup guy! He separated all the black people and said he wouldn’t hurt them because “You guys have suffered enough.”

    He could tell this just by looking! Omar studied television very closely. However, he didn’t study marksmanship quite as well. Though I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

  45. @Reg Cæsar

    On the other hand, liberal-leaning residents of America’s bluest cities should probably do some soul searching about the fact their communities, while rhetorically accepting of immigrants, are also so expensive that new arrivals are being actively warned to not try to resettle there.
     
    An interview on one of the public radio networks here (I have three different stations set on my car) yesterday revealed how resettled refugees received $1000 a month each, which is $5000 for a typical family. But this was of little help in Los Angeles, where the rent (median or average) stood at $2500.

    As cheap as Houston or Birmingham may appear in comparison, there are much more affordable properties elsewhere. E.g., a 4BR/3 bath house with a parking space in Abbotabad for $120/mo. Those of Tajik descent may have to pay a little more, but $550 will get you three balconies in central Dushanbe. A little farther afield in Khajand, one can get flats for as low as $30-50, depending on the number of rooms.

    Replies: @Neil Templeton, @duncsbaby

    As we take the escalator down to Hell in Earth. There are nine levels, I believe.

  46. @Mr. Anon
    @AnotherDad


    It strikes me that the current paradigm of America excepting whomever … while not what i want, is really kind of handy for other nations that do want to maintain themselves as nations.
     
    America is the sin-eater of nations.

    Replies: @epebble

    Somebody said it before:

    “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,”

  47. @AKAHorace
    @Triteleia Laxa


    No doubt hostile comments will come in. “But don’t you know the Jews hate us and this is a big plan to wipe us out. Why are you hiding the truth?”

    To which Rob Reiner will respond with glee. He now not only gets to feel generous, socialise the costs and feel heroic, but he also gets to LARP as if he is on the beaches of Normandy fighting Nazis, when really is just disagreeing with complete fantasists. Well done fantasists! You’re helping.
     
    I used to think that most of the anti-Semites who would drag every debate into discussions about whether the Holocaust ever happened or the details of the German invasion of the Soviet Union were a controlled opposition. I thought that whenever we want to talk about what is happening in the 21st century: mass immigration, the destruction of any traditional institutions or longstanding communities, the establishment would turn it into a question of whether Hitler was really a nice, but misunderstood prophet or if Jews were poisoning the water supply with fluoride.

    Recently I have met a few of them in real life and so have had to reject this comforting theory.

    Replies: @Neil Templeton, @Pericles

    If you believe in Liberty, I support you. Otherwise, no.

    • Replies: @AKAHorace
    @Neil Templeton

    I believe in Liberty.

    Worried about being a political prisoner with a cell mate who has no other topic of conversation than the Jews.

    Replies: @Neil Templeton

  48. @SafeNow
    @Reg Cæsar

    “Single-family” zoning - - what is a “family.” it is not defined by having a blood or marriage relationship. nor is it defined by the number of people living in the house. rather it is defined by “sharing the same vibe.” Thus, you can have a house filled with gardeners and drywallers, because they share the Mexican-laborer vibe. an article that I read talked about a judge who would not allow a house to be shared by college baseball players and hockey players. His reasoning was that hockey players are very different from baseball players.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    The neighborhood school was built to a capacity that was set with the expectation that there would only be one family per house.

    The district doesn’t want to go to the voters for a \$50M bond issue to build another school. The district wants the population pressure to spillover into new neighborhoods, and for developers to get dinged for impact fees to pay for the new schools.

  49. • Replies: @Pericles
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Clearly the US must reinvade and establish a Green Zone around this heroic man.

    Also note that the previous story was there were just two jews in Afghanistan who hated each other and argued incessantly. Then one of them died. This guy looks a lot younger than the winner, so it appears Afghanistan has had a judaic refill.

    , @J.Ross
    @JohnnyWalker123

    So the two versions of this story are "Jew asks for more money before fleeing deathtrap" (I'm not making that up, that's the earlier one, circulating a couple of weeks ago) and "Jew prioritizes the flooding of white countries with hostile Muslims above his own life." Wow. Dare I ask what he was doing in a minyanless warzone where the only natural resources are heroin and pedophilia? Oh, and Lapis Lazuli. He was probably there for the Lapis Lazuli.

  50. @Mr. Anon
    Apparently, some localities where these refugees are being dumped have to hire translators to talk to them. Funny, I thought they were translators?

    On his show tonight, Tucker Carlson, during an an interview with Stephen Miller, suggested relocating all 100,000+ Afghan refugees on Martha's Vineyard (at which suggestion, Miller laughed).

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @The Wild Geese Howard

    Skokie

  51. @vinteuil
    Well, they are well and truly rubbing our, but not their, noses in diversity.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @RichardTaylor, @Richard B

    Yeah that’s the thing, when he says “impose their sentimental immigration policies on the rest of America” he is seriously misreading the situation. This isn’t about weepy soft emotions combined with a bit of hypocrisy.

    This is because they hate your guts, your people’s guts and will do anything to harm us.

    • Replies: @Goddard
    @RichardTaylor

    iSteve sometimes can be too charitable.

  52. @notsaying
    I feel sorry for those Afghans who helped us.

    What are they going to do over here? The ones who used to be professionals like engineers haven't worked in their original fields for years. Yes, they speak English which is great but what about their spouse? Some of those cities they recommend have experienced gentrification and none of them are in the Rust belt. That means there are more jobs available but rents are flying up in cities around the country. It will be very hard for them.

    As for all the other Afghans headed our way who did not work for us, who are they and how many are there? I heard there was a leadership training program for girls and those girls were put on a plane. I heard that we brought out a rapist we had deported years ago. That one I assume was a payoff. So if one paid off, who else did? No one is saying who these people are but I got the impression we will be surprised at who got out and who we will be stuck with. Certainly when over 100,000 went out on planes and Biden's own translator was left behind, you have to wonder.

    Replies: @Moses, @bomag

    I feel sorry for those Afghans who helped us.

    Whoa. Stop right there.

    “Afghans who helped us”?

    Wrong frame. #fail

    It was us helping them.

    Those Afghans that “worked with us” were drawing fat paychecks and helping themselves and their own people.

    We sent thousands and thousands of our young men there to bleed out on the sand and die, get permanent brain injuries and limbs blown off.

    Not to mention trillions of dollars. We could have rebuilt every sh*thole American airport for that money, not to mention built an impenetrable border wall with Mexico.

    You “feel sorry” for these ppl who bled us dry and handed their country back to the Taliban?

    “Helped us”. Boomer, please. Turn off the TV.

    This is why we lose.

    • Agree: William Badwhite
  53. Anon[311] • Disclaimer says:

    Resettlement benefits? We’re paying them to come?

    At a minimum any assistance should come from charities and nonprofits.

    Ideally, these organizations should be required to longitudinally track the outcomes for each “client” and include a third party “audit” of the outcomes in its annual ITS form 990:

    — Percentage on the dole or unemployed
    — Percentage in prison or arrested for felonies
    — Percentage not arrested or charged due to Soros DA
    — Average net income
    — Number of native-born Americans they’ve killed
    — Number of relative subsequently brought over
    — Number of relatives brought over who were greater than 50 years old and unemployed
    — Number of trips to “the old country” by females between 13 and 24 during the year
    — Etc.

    • Replies: @notsaying
    @Anon

    We also pay the nonprofits to handle the refugees. The agencies laid people off I think when Trump cut way back on the numbers admitted.

    On the other hand we demand that the refugees pay us back for their travel here. That has always struck me as incredibly petty and small on our part.

    Replies: @Clyde

  54. @Sick 'n Tired
    The first place all refugees should be resettled is in DC, since politicians and MIC lobbiests got the US into Afghanistan in the first place. Next place should be Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and any celebrity owned vacation mansion in the Hamptons, Aspen, Jackson Hole, NYC, St Barths, or Park City. From there, let them be placed in any home with a "Hate Doesn't Live Here/Love is Love/All Lives Matter" sign in the front yard or street facing window. Let the people who created this mess and screech the loudest about how all of us need to do our part, lead by example and show us deplorables how it's done.

    Replies: @Houston 1992, @anon, @Pericles, @James J O'Meara, @Ragno

    Rob Reiner runs America so of course it won’t happen, but rcall that there are plenty of sanctuary states and sanctuary cities which should be just overjoyed to receive more diversity.

  55. @Triteleia Laxa
    Rich people want to feel generous. Taking in refugees allows them to socialise the cost. Demonising their critics allows them to also feel heroic. It is a good deal for them, especially when only a handful of people are willing and able to call them out. Thanks, Steve.

    No doubt hostile comments will come in. "But don't you know the Jews hate us and this is a big plan to wipe us out. Why are you hiding the truth?"

    To which Rob Reiner will respond with glee. He now not only gets to feel generous, socialise the costs and feel heroic, but he also gets to LARP as if he is on the beaches of Normandy fighting Nazis, when really is just disagreeing with complete fantasists. Well done fantasists! You're helping.

    Replies: @anon, @AKAHorace, @Pericles

    This particular technique is known as concern trolling. Don’t struggle now, whiteys, that will only make it better.

    With that said, it might be a great idea to stage a D-Day landing on Malibu Beach, with Afghans in the roles of liberators wading ashore with rifles held over their heads, right up to Rob’s somewhat bunker-like house. The gunfire can’t be heard over the fireworks and cheering.

    • Agree: Cortes
    • Replies: @beavertales
    @Pericles

    Malibu Beach meet terrorist army

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

  56. @Reg Cæsar
    @SafeNow


    ... installing kitchens and bathrooms in garages. This requires no new land, no external walls or roof, and it is fast.
     
    But is it legal? SoCal was built by fussy Midwesterners who brought their Puritan zoning fetishes with them.

    Replies: @anon, @SafeNow, @Alfa158

    Yes, it has been legalized here in California; you can convert your garage into a residence and move a family into it. You are also allowed to build a “casita” as they are called, in your backyard and rent it.
    The practice of R-1 zoning is now illegal in California and up to three residences can now be built on a former R-1 single family home lot.
    There is, naturally, an escape hatch in the laws that still permits R-1 zoning for “safety or environmental” reasons. This allows the sort of people who really matter and who finance politics to not-in-my-backyard the practice in their neighborhoods. Thus you aren’t seeing any garage apartments or casitas in Beverly Hills, or Palo Alto or my own upscale Whitopia Beach.
    As the old saying goes, “The right crowd and no crowding”.

    • Replies: @Abolish_public_education
    @Alfa158

    The practice of R-1 zoning is now illegal in California ..

    Thanks.

    I think you mean to say that while R-1 has not been formally scrapped, recent changes, e.g. allowable granny unit, means that some of the R-1 restrictions cannot be enforced.

    Hmm.

    Owners in neighborhoods with “good schools” are going to build backyard casitas to rent (the address) to black moms who want to enroll their kids.

    To make room for the additional kids either the public daycare centers will have to install modular units, or else award the coveted slots by [illegal!] lottery.

    The white, left-wing parents of legitimately enrolled kids (e.g. those who bought in the neighborhood for the school) are gonna’ go nuts, especially when their kid gets assigned to the crappy school three miles away.

  57. @obwandiyag
    But but I don't understand.

    Rich people earned every cent of their billions. A brick at a time. They deserve to be able to keep every cent of what they have earned, earned with their own moxie and nothing else.

    Why do you want to take it away from them?

    You a commie or something?

    Replies: @anon

    Please refrain from posting right after you have been huffing. Wait until the high wears off.

    Thanks.

  58. @Anon
    Resettlement benefits? We're paying them to come?

    At a minimum any assistance should come from charities and nonprofits.

    Ideally, these organizations should be required to longitudinally track the outcomes for each "client" and include a third party "audit" of the outcomes in its annual ITS form 990:

    -- Percentage on the dole or unemployed
    -- Percentage in prison or arrested for felonies
    -- Percentage not arrested or charged due to Soros DA
    -- Average net income
    -- Number of native-born Americans they've killed
    -- Number of relative subsequently brought over
    -- Number of relatives brought over who were greater than 50 years old and unemployed
    -- Number of trips to "the old country" by females between 13 and 24 during the year
    -- Etc.

    Replies: @notsaying

    We also pay the nonprofits to handle the refugees. The agencies laid people off I think when Trump cut way back on the numbers admitted.

    On the other hand we demand that the refugees pay us back for their travel here. That has always struck me as incredibly petty and small on our part.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @notsaying


    On the other hand we demand that the refugees pay us back for their travel here. That has always struck me as incredibly petty and small on our part.
     
    Damn right they should pay. It is a blessing to live here compared to the shambles they made of their homeland. Scamming their way into America is the best "job promotion" they will ever get. I am 90% sure this travel fee can be waived. Since they come here allegedly penniless, except for undetectable money they have stashed in foreign accounts. They make a promise to repay for travel. Probably very few do. Only the suckers do.
    How often do you think court ordered restitution is paid by our broke-ass criminals? And the white collar crooks too.

    Then within 5 years of getting here they are visiting, vacationing at the wretched hole they fled from, because their lives were in danger. So they claimed.
  59. @AnotherDad
    It strikes me that the current paradigm of America excepting whomever ... while not what i want, is really kind of handy for other nations that do want to maintain themselves as nations.

    Got some problem people? Some homosexual whiners? Some feminist whiners? "Pussy riot"? Some criminals? No need to run prisons, just pack 'em off to the US. Sure it's not a proper deterrent like exile to the Artic or an Aleutian island, but ... it works! And if all the people who don't like your nation's traditional norms take off .... that just makes life easier.

    America has become the sort of dumping ground that every society--at least ones not keen on executions--can use.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Pericles, @Forbes

    American acceptionalism, if you will.

    Emma Lazarus will not be denied!

  60. @AKAHorace
    @Triteleia Laxa


    No doubt hostile comments will come in. “But don’t you know the Jews hate us and this is a big plan to wipe us out. Why are you hiding the truth?”

    To which Rob Reiner will respond with glee. He now not only gets to feel generous, socialise the costs and feel heroic, but he also gets to LARP as if he is on the beaches of Normandy fighting Nazis, when really is just disagreeing with complete fantasists. Well done fantasists! You’re helping.
     
    I used to think that most of the anti-Semites who would drag every debate into discussions about whether the Holocaust ever happened or the details of the German invasion of the Soviet Union were a controlled opposition. I thought that whenever we want to talk about what is happening in the 21st century: mass immigration, the destruction of any traditional institutions or longstanding communities, the establishment would turn it into a question of whether Hitler was really a nice, but misunderstood prophet or if Jews were poisoning the water supply with fluoride.

    Recently I have met a few of them in real life and so have had to reject this comforting theory.

    Replies: @Neil Templeton, @Pericles

    Sounds like you’ve met the opposition but not the control.

    PS. Don’t join Atomwaffen.

  61. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/csmikolajuk/status/1433003542621659136

    Replies: @Pericles, @J.Ross

    Clearly the US must reinvade and establish a Green Zone around this heroic man.

    Also note that the previous story was there were just two jews in Afghanistan who hated each other and argued incessantly. Then one of them died. This guy looks a lot younger than the winner, so it appears Afghanistan has had a judaic refill.

  62. Baltimore? Philly? Those are cruel jokes.

  63. @Trelane
    Buffalo NY in Erie county is a seemingly idyllic place to dump surplus Afghans according to the (first female) governor of NY.

    Buffalo used to have a Playboy club and bars that stayed open 'til 4AM and some serious mob action. On Genesee Street you could score some first-rate narcotics in the 1970s. Gambling joints, rackets, after hours clubs, Rick James and Buffalo Bills players and celebrities such as the jills.

    But now it's just Asylum seekers. So sad.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @Hannah Katz

    Agreed. How about Hartford, CT? Providence, RI? Anywhere in Massachusetts outside of the Boston area. Of course Vermont is nice. And parts of New Jersey. Now you’re talking!

  64. Stay out of Malibu, Muhbowski!

    • LOL: iffen
    • Replies: @njguy73
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Mr. Reiner draws a lot of water in Malibu, Newman. You don't draw shit. He's got a nice, little, quiet beach town and he intends on keeping it that way.

  65. @anon
    In Paris a few years ago I spent time in the Conciergerie; the prison / court building of the 18th century revolution, where aristocrats were held and mostly sent on to be executed. I also walked parts of the Place de la Concorde, which was temporarily renamed Place de la Révolution. It is about 1100 feet across.

    It is recorded that the guillotine set up in the center during the Revolution was so busy that a trail of blood ran all the way down to the Seine. That would be about 200 yards. No idea how many people one must decapitate per day to achieve that, but it's a large number. It is also recorded that some women formed the habit of sitting as close to the scaffold as they could, knitting. Knitting, knitting, knitting - and every time an aristocrats head was chopped off, they dropped a stitch, keeping their own record of revenge.

    I used to wonder why. Then out in the countryside I kept noticing something about parks. Town after town, from rather small ones to larger ones, had an extensive garden / park, a municipal garden. Some of them were the size of multiple football fields, with extensive walk & grottos & so forth. Every one of them had been an aristocratic fiefdom, a holding some duke or whatever had sole title to, in the heart of a town or city. Woe to any mere ordinary person who trespassed...

    Just the revelation that many square miles of landscape were tied up under total control of the ancien' regime told me a lot about the level of frustration and hate that had been building up for a century or more. No wonder more and more people thought the best use for an aristocratic head was bouncing in a basket, then adorning a pike.

    Now, I'm looking at Meathead's pic...

    Replies: @donut, @Getaclue, @bomag, @Hibernian

    Meathead actually has a lot more in common with the Masonic “Revolutionaries”– he probably even is one and/or a Satanist like the top ones back then were and are now –the “Revolution” in France was not spontaneous by the underclass–it was all done by the Masons and their (((Founders))) — just as the NWO “Revolution” we are seeing imposed now is being done…this time “injections” instead of guillotines….The ultimate goal always has been the destruction of Christianity and replacing it with the Luciferian New Age:

    https://www.complicitclergy.com/2021/09/01/vigano-considerations-on-the-great-reset-and-the-new-world-order/

  66. @anon
    In Paris a few years ago I spent time in the Conciergerie; the prison / court building of the 18th century revolution, where aristocrats were held and mostly sent on to be executed. I also walked parts of the Place de la Concorde, which was temporarily renamed Place de la Révolution. It is about 1100 feet across.

    It is recorded that the guillotine set up in the center during the Revolution was so busy that a trail of blood ran all the way down to the Seine. That would be about 200 yards. No idea how many people one must decapitate per day to achieve that, but it's a large number. It is also recorded that some women formed the habit of sitting as close to the scaffold as they could, knitting. Knitting, knitting, knitting - and every time an aristocrats head was chopped off, they dropped a stitch, keeping their own record of revenge.

    I used to wonder why. Then out in the countryside I kept noticing something about parks. Town after town, from rather small ones to larger ones, had an extensive garden / park, a municipal garden. Some of them were the size of multiple football fields, with extensive walk & grottos & so forth. Every one of them had been an aristocratic fiefdom, a holding some duke or whatever had sole title to, in the heart of a town or city. Woe to any mere ordinary person who trespassed...

    Just the revelation that many square miles of landscape were tied up under total control of the ancien' regime told me a lot about the level of frustration and hate that had been building up for a century or more. No wonder more and more people thought the best use for an aristocratic head was bouncing in a basket, then adorning a pike.

    Now, I'm looking at Meathead's pic...

    Replies: @donut, @Getaclue, @bomag, @Hibernian

    The revolutionaries in France had some confidence that what came next would be blood and soil citizens.

    We’ve reached a point in the US where after Rob Reiner, we have a long line of tribal grifters.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @bomag


    The revolutionaries in France had some confidence that what came next would be blood and soil citizens.
     
    Do you have a cite?

    From these accounts it instead appears that the revolutionaries were bent on genociding the French nation, by killing many of its most talented members.

    Replies: @bomag

    , @J.Ross
    @bomag

    Blood and soil, like the Vendee?

    Replies: @bomag

  67. @Technite78
    Somehow we should figure out how to get middle-aged, single, liberal women to host young, male refugees in their own homes/apartments.

    It may have many benefits with few downsides.

    Replies: @bomag

    I’ve wondered if our new additions are largely Taliban sleeper cells, in which case your plan will be put into action.

  68. @George
    Afghanistan's ex-minister Sayed Sadaat now delivers pizzas in Germany

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/videos/world-news/afghanistans-ex-minister-sayed-sadaat-now-delivers-pizzas-in-germany-101630335087608.html

    As far as the state dept advice I suspect the Afghanis will end up near where others of their linguistic group live. Any thoughts on when the first problem Afghanis will have incidents?

    Replies: @donut, @beavertales, @mmack

    The Afghanis face a moral hazard.

    Their relatives in the home country have easy access to cheap narcotics. They know how to obtain, smuggle and sell it. They could greatly assist their social mobility in America by getting into the illegal drug trade. All they have to do is cross that line.

    Young Afghanis will try to out-hustle the established organized crime rackets, which will lead to deadly fights with older established gangs.

  69. @Mr. Anon
    Apparently, some localities where these refugees are being dumped have to hire translators to talk to them. Funny, I thought they were translators?

    On his show tonight, Tucker Carlson, during an an interview with Stephen Miller, suggested relocating all 100,000+ Afghan refugees on Martha's Vineyard (at which suggestion, Miller laughed).

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @The Wild Geese Howard

    Funny, I thought they were translators?

    Permit me to perform a bit of….translation….

    In Wokeworld:

    “Muh translators!” = coolie, general laborer, panhandler, petty thief, etc.

    • Agree: Polistra
  70. This is their backyard, but the merely real is too déclassé to notice until the literal floodwaters come.

  71. OK, Steve, got it.

    I’ll take a break.

  72. @Pericles
    @Triteleia Laxa

    This particular technique is known as concern trolling. Don't struggle now, whiteys, that will only make it better.

    With that said, it might be a great idea to stage a D-Day landing on Malibu Beach, with Afghans in the roles of liberators wading ashore with rifles held over their heads, right up to Rob's somewhat bunker-like house. The gunfire can't be heard over the fireworks and cheering.

    Replies: @beavertales

    Malibu Beach meet terrorist army

  73. @notsaying
    @Anon

    We also pay the nonprofits to handle the refugees. The agencies laid people off I think when Trump cut way back on the numbers admitted.

    On the other hand we demand that the refugees pay us back for their travel here. That has always struck me as incredibly petty and small on our part.

    Replies: @Clyde

    On the other hand we demand that the refugees pay us back for their travel here. That has always struck me as incredibly petty and small on our part.

    Damn right they should pay. It is a blessing to live here compared to the shambles they made of their homeland. Scamming their way into America is the best “job promotion” they will ever get. I am 90% sure this travel fee can be waived. Since they come here allegedly penniless, except for undetectable money they have stashed in foreign accounts. They make a promise to repay for travel. Probably very few do. Only the suckers do.
    How often do you think court ordered restitution is paid by our broke-ass criminals? And the white collar crooks too.

    Then within 5 years of getting here they are visiting, vacationing at the wretched hole they fled from, because their lives were in danger. So they claimed.

  74. Now, I’m looking at Meathead’s pic…

    You’re gonna need a bigger guillotine.

  75. @Alfa158
    @Reg Cæsar

    Yes, it has been legalized here in California; you can convert your garage into a residence and move a family into it. You are also allowed to build a “casita” as they are called, in your backyard and rent it.
    The practice of R-1 zoning is now illegal in California and up to three residences can now be built on a former R-1 single family home lot.
    There is, naturally, an escape hatch in the laws that still permits R-1 zoning for “safety or environmental” reasons. This allows the sort of people who really matter and who finance politics to not-in-my-backyard the practice in their neighborhoods. Thus you aren’t seeing any garage apartments or casitas in Beverly Hills, or Palo Alto or my own upscale Whitopia Beach.
    As the old saying goes, “The right crowd and no crowding”.

    Replies: @Abolish_public_education

    The practice of R-1 zoning is now illegal in California ..

    Thanks.

    I think you mean to say that while R-1 has not been formally scrapped, recent changes, e.g. allowable granny unit, means that some of the R-1 restrictions cannot be enforced.

    Hmm.

    Owners in neighborhoods with “good schools” are going to build backyard casitas to rent (the address) to black moms who want to enroll their kids.

    To make room for the additional kids either the public daycare centers will have to install modular units, or else award the coveted slots by [illegal!] lottery.

    The white, left-wing parents of legitimately enrolled kids (e.g. those who bought in the neighborhood for the school) are gonna’ go nuts, especially when their kid gets assigned to the crappy school three miles away.

  76. @Anon
    The problem is that this isn't two rival groups struggling for territory: the Bloods and the Crips, the English and the French, etc. It's one group that wants, or at least should want, to maintain territory and another that simply wants them to lose it. Even apart from their control of bureaucracies and the megaphone, their goal is just fundamentally easier than it would be if they were a single rival group trying to take the territory for themselves.

    It doesn't really matter to them whom they shove into rural Utah. Afghans, Somalis, Mexicans? Details! Whoever is at hand at the moment will do. And technology makes the logistical details easier every year. They're like the civilization version of rioters: they don't need to build a new building, they just need to burn down the one that's there. Which is way easier. And, in a twisted way, more fun.

    Replies: @AnotherDad, @kaganovitch

    It doesn’t really matter to them whom they shove into rural Utah. Afghans, Somalis, Mexicans? Details! Whoever is at hand at the moment will do.

    Indeed, ‘no skin in the game’ makes for dangerously asymmetric conflict. There is almost no limit to the destruction that can be wrought when the destroyer bears no consequences.

    • Agree: Colin Wright, AceDeuce
  77. On the other hand, liberal-leaning residents of America’s bluest cities should probably do some soul searching about the fact their communities, while rhetorically accepting of immigrants, are also so expensive that new arrivals are being actively warned to not try to resettle there.

    Objection, your Honor! Assumes facts not in evidence.

  78. @George
    Afghanistan's ex-minister Sayed Sadaat now delivers pizzas in Germany

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/videos/world-news/afghanistans-ex-minister-sayed-sadaat-now-delivers-pizzas-in-germany-101630335087608.html

    As far as the state dept advice I suspect the Afghanis will end up near where others of their linguistic group live. Any thoughts on when the first problem Afghanis will have incidents?

    Replies: @donut, @beavertales, @mmack

    Hey, it’s a real life example of The King of Spain!

    “Once I was the King of Spain (now I eat humble pie)
    Oh… my unspeakable wife, Queen Lisa (now I eat humble pie)
    I’m telling you I was the King of Spain (now I eat humble pie)
    And now I work at the Pizza Pizza”

    “Prince and pauper, junior and whopper
    World made up of silver and copper
    Under my own volition, I took a change of position
    So next time you drool in the pizza line
    Remember, slower pizza’s more luscious
    The King of Spain never rushes!!!”

  79. @notsaying
    I feel sorry for those Afghans who helped us.

    What are they going to do over here? The ones who used to be professionals like engineers haven't worked in their original fields for years. Yes, they speak English which is great but what about their spouse? Some of those cities they recommend have experienced gentrification and none of them are in the Rust belt. That means there are more jobs available but rents are flying up in cities around the country. It will be very hard for them.

    As for all the other Afghans headed our way who did not work for us, who are they and how many are there? I heard there was a leadership training program for girls and those girls were put on a plane. I heard that we brought out a rapist we had deported years ago. That one I assume was a payoff. So if one paid off, who else did? No one is saying who these people are but I got the impression we will be surprised at who got out and who we will be stuck with. Certainly when over 100,000 went out on planes and Biden's own translator was left behind, you have to wonder.

    Replies: @Moses, @bomag

    What are they going to do over here?

    Plenty of leisure activities are available.

  80. @SafeNow
    “one of 19 cities identified as having …housing availability,…”

    I know a contractor here in Southern California who has made several million dollars by expanding the occupancy capacity of existing residences, including installing kitchens and bathrooms in garages. This requires no new land, no external walls or roof, and it is fast. I anticipate that this model will be followed for the Afghans.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Hangnail Hans, @LP5, @ATBOTL

    Pocket-door bedrooms, with a small desk and just enough space to turn around, are specialties of many house renovations in college towns. Essentially monk carrels.

    Convert that living room into a narrow hallway with a few such new bedrooms. When demand exceeds supply then creativity is unleashed and sales tax receipts increase.

    • Replies: @Polistra
    @LP5

    And fortunately enough, the building code (like pretty much every law now) is essentially enforced against [all] white men and [homely] white women, and no one else.

  81. @RichardTaylor
    @vinteuil

    Yeah that's the thing, when he says "impose their sentimental immigration policies on the rest of America" he is seriously misreading the situation. This isn't about weepy soft emotions combined with a bit of hypocrisy.

    This is because they hate your guts, your people's guts and will do anything to harm us.

    Replies: @Goddard

    iSteve sometimes can be too charitable.

  82. “Keeping up with the Jihadis” will be the new catchphrase, as the Joneses die out or move further away into the countryside.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  83. @bomag
    @anon

    The revolutionaries in France had some confidence that what came next would be blood and soil citizens.

    We've reached a point in the US where after Rob Reiner, we have a long line of tribal grifters.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @J.Ross

    The revolutionaries in France had some confidence that what came next would be blood and soil citizens.

    Do you have a cite?

    From these accounts it instead appears that the revolutionaries were bent on genociding the French nation, by killing many of its most talented members.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Anonymous

    Quibble. The revolutionaries were not trying to import a substantially different people from a distant land.

  84. @AnotherDad
    It strikes me that the current paradigm of America excepting whomever ... while not what i want, is really kind of handy for other nations that do want to maintain themselves as nations.

    Got some problem people? Some homosexual whiners? Some feminist whiners? "Pussy riot"? Some criminals? No need to run prisons, just pack 'em off to the US. Sure it's not a proper deterrent like exile to the Artic or an Aleutian island, but ... it works! And if all the people who don't like your nation's traditional norms take off .... that just makes life easier.

    America has become the sort of dumping ground that every society--at least ones not keen on executions--can use.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Pericles, @Forbes

    The US is just a place on a map.

    Whatever once made it a country, a nation-state, has been forfeited. The rule of law has been replaced by the rule of man. A common culture has been replaced by multiculturalism. A shared history and heritage has been replaced by alien immigration. A shared civilization has been replaced by ‘anything goes’ licentious liberalism. And an economy based on fascism–corporatism/crony capitalism–has replaced free-market enterprise. And a consensual governing politics has been replaced with an ends justify the means power lust for control of the people.

    • Agree: J.Ross
  85. @From Beer to Paternity
    Yes, I've been reading about this great news for a few days. We've got our local cadre of professional telescopic philanthropists leaping into action 'round here. C'mon, folks, open your arms and earn a few virtue points by supporting the latest imports on social media, church (or temple). You won't have to deal much with them in person. (And obligatory disclaimer: some of them are decent people just trying to survive.) But put down the scopes and get eyes on your local population.

    When did the United States of America morph into the world's largest charitable organization for foreign-born folk?

    There are a lot of native-born American underclass people where I live, yet we're gonna lavish attention and cash on foreign refugees?

    Replies: @Forbes

    Well, the only way to keep all that resident unskilled labor struggling at cheap wages is to keep importing people who crowd the lowest rung of the economic ladder.

    Heaven knows that dishes still need to be washed, laundry to be cleaned, floors to ne mopped, refuse to be disposed, landscaping tended–and somebody has to do it…

    If all that unskilled labor had to be paid more, that would be an untenable situation.

    • Agree: J.Ross
  86. @Hangnail Hans
    @Trelane


    Buffalo NY in Erie county is a seemingly idyllic place
     

    Replies: @Adam Smith

    Buffalo NY in Erie county is a seemingly idyllic place, with plenty of affordable housing.

    • Replies: @usNthem
    @Adam Smith

    Damn, it is a shame to see what the negroidal undertow has done to formerly beautiful older sections of so many cities. I have to keep reminding myself what a truly great asset they collectively are to this (former) country.

    , @iffen
    @Adam Smith

    Welcome to "your" invisible hand results.

  87. @bomag
    @anon

    The revolutionaries in France had some confidence that what came next would be blood and soil citizens.

    We've reached a point in the US where after Rob Reiner, we have a long line of tribal grifters.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @J.Ross

    Blood and soil, like the Vendee?

    • Replies: @bomag
    @J.Ross

    I thought the Vendee wanted to be left alone, not import a new genetic people from far away.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  88. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/csmikolajuk/status/1433003542621659136

    Replies: @Pericles, @J.Ross

    So the two versions of this story are “Jew asks for more money before fleeing deathtrap” (I’m not making that up, that’s the earlier one, circulating a couple of weeks ago) and “Jew prioritizes the flooding of white countries with hostile Muslims above his own life.” Wow. Dare I ask what he was doing in a minyanless warzone where the only natural resources are heroin and pedophilia? Oh, and Lapis Lazuli. He was probably there for the Lapis Lazuli.

  89. @LP5
    @SafeNow

    Pocket-door bedrooms, with a small desk and just enough space to turn around, are specialties of many house renovations in college towns. Essentially monk carrels.

    Convert that living room into a narrow hallway with a few such new bedrooms. When demand exceeds supply then creativity is unleashed and sales tax receipts increase.

    Replies: @Polistra

    And fortunately enough, the building code (like pretty much every law now) is essentially enforced against [all] white men and [homely] white women, and no one else.

  90. A real neocon intellectual in the late 80s told me that America could easily double its population because most of it is just empty and a larger population would increase its military strength.

    That gives me an idea. If the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard, Beverley Hills, and Tahoe fall through, how about Wyoming? It is the second least populated state. It much resembles Afghanistan, and there is a lot of federal land that could be given for free to the grateful migrants. Liz Cheney could be appointed emir and permitted to “administer” the federal grants awarded to proud New Afghanistan. Also, under this plan military contractors and NGOs would have work stateside.

    Pelosi, McConnell, call me, I have more great ideas.

    • Replies: @anon
    @New Dealer

    A real neocon intellectual in the late 80s told me that America could easily double its population because most of it is just empty and a larger population would increase its military strength.

    Lol @ blank-slatist neocon. If you ever see him / her / it again, ask "when will the Vermont town meetings start being held in Iraq?" and please do report back the reaction.

    how about Wyoming?

    Only in Jackson and surrounding area where the Liz supporting libtards & neocons live.
    The rest of that state is pretty nice.

  91. @Adam Smith
    @Hangnail Hans

    Buffalo NY in Erie county is a seemingly idyllic place, with plenty of affordable housing.

    https://berniceradle.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/winter-2011-christmas-weekend-006.jpg

    https://farm8.static.flickr.com/7305/27797727186_67174538e0.jpg

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Uiqd_hzL5eQ/hqdefault.jpg

    https://static01.nyt.com/images/2007/09/13/nyregion/13vacant-600.jpg

    Replies: @usNthem, @iffen

    Damn, it is a shame to see what the negroidal undertow has done to formerly beautiful older sections of so many cities. I have to keep reminding myself what a truly great asset they collectively are to this (former) country.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
  92. @vinteuil
    Well, they are well and truly rubbing our, but not their, noses in diversity.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @RichardTaylor, @Richard B

    Well, they are well and truly rubbing our, but not their, noses in diversity.

    You get what you put up with.

  93. anon[150] • Disclaimer says:
    @New Dealer
    A real neocon intellectual in the late 80s told me that America could easily double its population because most of it is just empty and a larger population would increase its military strength.

    That gives me an idea. If the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard, Beverley Hills, and Tahoe fall through, how about Wyoming? It is the second least populated state. It much resembles Afghanistan, and there is a lot of federal land that could be given for free to the grateful migrants. Liz Cheney could be appointed emir and permitted to “administer” the federal grants awarded to proud New Afghanistan. Also, under this plan military contractors and NGOs would have work stateside.

    Pelosi, McConnell, call me, I have more great ideas.

    Replies: @anon

    A real neocon intellectual in the late 80s told me that America could easily double its population because most of it is just empty and a larger population would increase its military strength.

    Lol @ blank-slatist neocon. If you ever see him / her / it again, ask “when will the Vermont town meetings start being held in Iraq?” and please do report back the reaction.

    how about Wyoming?

    Only in Jackson and surrounding area where the Liz supporting libtards & neocons live.
    The rest of that state is pretty nice.

  94. All gated communities must provide 20% of the space to refugees
    There also must be some rule that residents of those communities cannot attend private schools

  95. @Adam Smith
    @Hangnail Hans

    Buffalo NY in Erie county is a seemingly idyllic place, with plenty of affordable housing.

    https://berniceradle.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/winter-2011-christmas-weekend-006.jpg

    https://farm8.static.flickr.com/7305/27797727186_67174538e0.jpg

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Uiqd_hzL5eQ/hqdefault.jpg

    https://static01.nyt.com/images/2007/09/13/nyregion/13vacant-600.jpg

    Replies: @usNthem, @iffen

    Welcome to “your” invisible hand results.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
  96. @Achmed E. Newman
    Stay out of Malibu, Muhbowski!

    Replies: @njguy73

    Mr. Reiner draws a lot of water in Malibu, Newman. You don’t draw shit. He’s got a nice, little, quiet beach town and he intends on keeping it that way.

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  97. Folks on the right, including Fox News host Tucker Carlson, have argued that America shouldn’t admit Afghan refugees because the country just doesn’t have enough housing for them.

    This is a libel of Carlson, whose objection to admitting Afghans is not remotely limited to housing availability. I haven’t seen him even mention housing availability.

    Of course you can find housing everywhere (including San Francisco) for Afghans by paying rents for them at a rate that keeps Americans out of the market and living in their moms’ basements, enduring endless commutes, and such. This is a variation on the “the there aren’t enough farm laborers” nonsense.

    • Replies: @gandydancer
    @gandydancer

    * the "the there..."

  98. @mmack
    Not to worry Steve, Chicago will take them:

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/8/29/22647120/afghan-refugees-chicago-refugeeone-editorial

    Some 500 new refugees from Afghanistan are expected to be resettled in Chicago, and we welcome them. Our nation owes them this chance at a new and safe life and, if history is the best judge, they will only make our city stronger.

    After all, Diversity DOES Make Us Stronger.

    We are famously a city of immigrants, and many of those immigrants, like the Afghans headed our way now, have been refugees fleeing war and reprisals and sometimes certain death.
    We think about that every time we get a Vietnamese banh mi sandwich on Argyle Street, in the heart of one of Chicago’s most vibrant immigrant communities.

    Ah, but you see, the exotic food! 🤤

    Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees are to be resettled in the United States, after being processed at military bases around the country, including Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. Most of them will be holders of Special Immigrant Visas, which go to refugees who were wartime allies of the United States.
    This will make them eligible for a host of public benefits and resettlement services such as Medicaid, SNAP benefits, help in finding work and English language classes.

    All of us better get working harder then.

    We support a call for Congress to pass legislation that gives refugees of all status, including humanitarian parolees, access to affordable housing, jobs and federal safety net programs such as SNAP and Medicaid. A coalition of more than 25 organizations in Illinois that serve refugees, including RefugeeOne, is expected to push for this, among other priorities, at a news conference this Monday morning.

    And working even harder than we expected.

    By the way Steve, congratulations on getting the gig writing columns at the Chicago Sun Times.

    Replies: @Ganderson

    A point I’ve made before:

    Whenever I argue with someone about immigration they are forbidden to use the word ‘restaurant’.

  99. ‘…By ditching restrictions on new development, these cities could make themselves more welcoming to refugees…’

    Isn’t this a bit like figuring out ways in which I could cut off my big toe?

    What if I don’t want to cut off my big toe? I was relieved to see no area near me was on your list. How can I help to ensure it stays that way?

  100. Don’t like being poor while Rob Reiner is rich?

    There is an easy way to mitigate this irritating situation.

    Cancel your cable TV subscription, cancel your Netflix subscription, cancel your Amazon Prime subscription, stop going to the movies and stop renting movies.

    This will make you a little bit less poor, and it will make Reiner and his ilk a little bit less rich.

    • Agree: Hibernian
    • Replies: @ATBOTL
    @John Gruskos

    Whites need to organize racially to take power so we can actually use the things our race created, like TV, without being exposed to anti-white propaganda.

  101. @anon
    In Paris a few years ago I spent time in the Conciergerie; the prison / court building of the 18th century revolution, where aristocrats were held and mostly sent on to be executed. I also walked parts of the Place de la Concorde, which was temporarily renamed Place de la Révolution. It is about 1100 feet across.

    It is recorded that the guillotine set up in the center during the Revolution was so busy that a trail of blood ran all the way down to the Seine. That would be about 200 yards. No idea how many people one must decapitate per day to achieve that, but it's a large number. It is also recorded that some women formed the habit of sitting as close to the scaffold as they could, knitting. Knitting, knitting, knitting - and every time an aristocrats head was chopped off, they dropped a stitch, keeping their own record of revenge.

    I used to wonder why. Then out in the countryside I kept noticing something about parks. Town after town, from rather small ones to larger ones, had an extensive garden / park, a municipal garden. Some of them were the size of multiple football fields, with extensive walk & grottos & so forth. Every one of them had been an aristocratic fiefdom, a holding some duke or whatever had sole title to, in the heart of a town or city. Woe to any mere ordinary person who trespassed...

    Just the revelation that many square miles of landscape were tied up under total control of the ancien' regime told me a lot about the level of frustration and hate that had been building up for a century or more. No wonder more and more people thought the best use for an aristocratic head was bouncing in a basket, then adorning a pike.

    Now, I'm looking at Meathead's pic...

    Replies: @donut, @Getaclue, @bomag, @Hibernian

    If you think that the French Revo was a spontaneous revolt of the masses, I have a bridge to sell you.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Hibernian

    Thank you. The abysmal historical ignorance of the MEN OF UNZ is astonishing.

  102. @Sick 'n Tired
    The first place all refugees should be resettled is in DC, since politicians and MIC lobbiests got the US into Afghanistan in the first place. Next place should be Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and any celebrity owned vacation mansion in the Hamptons, Aspen, Jackson Hole, NYC, St Barths, or Park City. From there, let them be placed in any home with a "Hate Doesn't Live Here/Love is Love/All Lives Matter" sign in the front yard or street facing window. Let the people who created this mess and screech the loudest about how all of us need to do our part, lead by example and show us deplorables how it's done.

    Replies: @Houston 1992, @anon, @Pericles, @James J O'Meara, @Ragno

    Yes, indeed, the capital of the Empire must be a veritable Emerald City of delight, they deserve nothing less for their service to the Empire.

  103. @John Gruskos
    Don't like being poor while Rob Reiner is rich?

    There is an easy way to mitigate this irritating situation.

    Cancel your cable TV subscription, cancel your Netflix subscription, cancel your Amazon Prime subscription, stop going to the movies and stop renting movies.

    This will make you a little bit less poor, and it will make Reiner and his ilk a little bit less rich.

    Replies: @ATBOTL

    Whites need to organize racially to take power so we can actually use the things our race created, like TV, without being exposed to anti-white propaganda.

  104. @Reg Cæsar

    On the other hand, liberal-leaning residents of America’s bluest cities should probably do some soul searching about the fact their communities, while rhetorically accepting of immigrants, are also so expensive that new arrivals are being actively warned to not try to resettle there.
     
    An interview on one of the public radio networks here (I have three different stations set on my car) yesterday revealed how resettled refugees received $1000 a month each, which is $5000 for a typical family. But this was of little help in Los Angeles, where the rent (median or average) stood at $2500.

    As cheap as Houston or Birmingham may appear in comparison, there are much more affordable properties elsewhere. E.g., a 4BR/3 bath house with a parking space in Abbotabad for $120/mo. Those of Tajik descent may have to pay a little more, but $550 will get you three balconies in central Dushanbe. A little farther afield in Khajand, one can get flats for as low as $30-50, depending on the number of rooms.

    Replies: @Neil Templeton, @duncsbaby

    E.g., a 4BR/3 bath house with a parking space in Abbotabad for \$120/mo. Those of Tajik descent may have to pay a little more, but \$550 will get you three balconies in central Dushanbe. A little farther afield in Khajand, one can get flats for as low as \$30-50, depending on the number of rooms.

    Price goes up exponentially when Uncle Sam is footing the bill.

  105. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/pegobry/status/1433043901573648397?s=20

    Rome kept the Barbarians at bay for centuries doing this. Zombie Republic eating the brains of the living to stay alive.

    Replies: @El Dato

    The German barbarian who wiped out a whole legion had gone to military academy in Rome.

    Diversity was their strength.

  106. Rob Reiner is a really bad joke. What a Meathead. He didn’t just play one on TV.

  107. @J.Ross
    @bomag

    Blood and soil, like the Vendee?

    Replies: @bomag

    I thought the Vendee wanted to be left alone, not import a new genetic people from far away.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @bomag

    If you change the time frame too much the terms don't line up because the people are too different. Here one anachronistic term which arguably fits with difficulty is Homo sovieticus: the Revolution really didn't want Frenchmen (difficulty, it superficially assumed it did), it wanted inorganic rootless human resources which could switch loyalty and values as often as did the Directory, because every atheist revolution needs that.

  108. @Anonymous
    @bomag


    The revolutionaries in France had some confidence that what came next would be blood and soil citizens.
     
    Do you have a cite?

    From these accounts it instead appears that the revolutionaries were bent on genociding the French nation, by killing many of its most talented members.

    Replies: @bomag

    Quibble. The revolutionaries were not trying to import a substantially different people from a distant land.

  109. @Sick 'n Tired
    The first place all refugees should be resettled is in DC, since politicians and MIC lobbiests got the US into Afghanistan in the first place. Next place should be Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and any celebrity owned vacation mansion in the Hamptons, Aspen, Jackson Hole, NYC, St Barths, or Park City. From there, let them be placed in any home with a "Hate Doesn't Live Here/Love is Love/All Lives Matter" sign in the front yard or street facing window. Let the people who created this mess and screech the loudest about how all of us need to do our part, lead by example and show us deplorables how it's done.

    Replies: @Houston 1992, @anon, @Pericles, @James J O'Meara, @Ragno

    Of course you’re right but the fact is that normal, decent Americans have no longing to live like a DC insurrectionist…. locked down in solitary for 9 months, having committing no crime and carrying no weapon.

    It’s not that the Left has the balls to risk getting shot or locked up – it’s precisely the opposite: last year’s riots did not begin until they got the all-clear from the Democratic National Committee: go nuts, guys – just try not to kill anyone, and we’ll guarantee you won’t be locked up or even charged: the fix, she is in. (And what the hell – go ahead and kill a few Trumpers if you get a clean shot – we’ll make sure to put the corpse on trial for….um….racism, I guess. No worries; we’ll think of something.)

    How do I know this is true? Why….did you not notice that all the riots were coordinated with almost military precision? That they all began within 90 minutes of the first news reports of George Floyd? That weapons were pre-delivered to the proper locations before the “troops” (masked louts) had even arrived? That at least a half-dozen riots began simultaneously, and within 24 hours they had spread throughout the country – and need I remind you, “all across the country” in a landmass 3000 miles wide hardly indicates a grass-roots, spur-of-the-moment movement? Team Soros was armed, ready, and practically taking preparatory deep knee-bends waiting for the first exploitable news item to toss the burning match onto the kindling and get the Summer of 2020 started….if for no other reason, as a stress-test of how much abuse the country would put up with from DAs and mayors sworn to protect only the lawless no matter how much mayhem those lawless unleashed?

    It’s safe to say that when the rioting concluded – and law-abiding conservative Americans turned apoplectic with rage but showed the world they were too timid to return violence with violence – Soros and his minions were positively giddy with delight.

    It was now time to fortify the Presidential election.

    ….and anyone who had anything to say about it – well, we all know how that ended. A few hundred angry souls locked up like they were baby-killing terrorists, with even their legal teams run to ground, led off in cuffs and stripped of their licenses to practice law.

    Despite my tone, which I realize is harshly accusatory, I can’t blame my fellow Americans for correctly gauging the prevailing winds in which only patriots were being shot, run to ground, locked up in gulags, driven into penury, driven to madness, driven to suicide. George Patton’s words about how no poor bastard ever won a war by dying for his country were never truer in this century than in the shameful year of 2020 ……but we had better recall the second half of his statement before much longer. If we give the people steering the Western world over the cliff’s edge a second crack at the wheel, we’ll deserve everything we get…..particularly when we now cannot feign ignorance as to what “everything” means.

    (I’m visualizing an old-style editorial cartoon of two mangled-beyond-repair carcasses bleeding out amidst a backdrop of bloody carnage and mechanical wreckage, one carcass croaking his dying words to the other: “I could bear all the rest, but I made off-color anti-Semitic references….”)

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @ATBOTL
    @Ragno

    The left is organized locally in every community. They don't need orders from higher up to riot or more than a few minutes to tool up. Right wing white people have to stop imagining that some centralized conspiracy is behind everything. Rioting across the country is a sign of like mindedness among blacks and leftists nationwide, not central coordination. People who think the same way, act the same way.

    Instead of denying the power of local organization and activism, we need to be doing it ourselves.

  110. @Ragno
    @Sick 'n Tired

    Of course you're right but the fact is that normal, decent Americans have no longing to live like a DC insurrectionist.... locked down in solitary for 9 months, having committing no crime and carrying no weapon.

    It's not that the Left has the balls to risk getting shot or locked up - it's precisely the opposite: last year's riots did not begin until they got the all-clear from the Democratic National Committee: go nuts, guys - just try not to kill anyone, and we'll guarantee you won't be locked up or even charged: the fix, she is in. (And what the hell - go ahead and kill a few Trumpers if you get a clean shot - we'll make sure to put the corpse on trial for....um....racism, I guess. No worries; we'll think of something.)

    How do I know this is true? Why....did you not notice that all the riots were coordinated with almost military precision? That they all began within 90 minutes of the first news reports of George Floyd? That weapons were pre-delivered to the proper locations before the "troops" (masked louts) had even arrived? That at least a half-dozen riots began simultaneously, and within 24 hours they had spread throughout the country - and need I remind you, "all across the country" in a landmass 3000 miles wide hardly indicates a grass-roots, spur-of-the-moment movement? Team Soros was armed, ready, and practically taking preparatory deep knee-bends waiting for the first exploitable news item to toss the burning match onto the kindling and get the Summer of 2020 started....if for no other reason, as a stress-test of how much abuse the country would put up with from DAs and mayors sworn to protect only the lawless no matter how much mayhem those lawless unleashed?

    It's safe to say that when the rioting concluded - and law-abiding conservative Americans turned apoplectic with rage but showed the world they were too timid to return violence with violence - Soros and his minions were positively giddy with delight.

    It was now time to fortify the Presidential election.

    ....and anyone who had anything to say about it - well, we all know how that ended. A few hundred angry souls locked up like they were baby-killing terrorists, with even their legal teams run to ground, led off in cuffs and stripped of their licenses to practice law.

    Despite my tone, which I realize is harshly accusatory, I can't blame my fellow Americans for correctly gauging the prevailing winds in which only patriots were being shot, run to ground, locked up in gulags, driven into penury, driven to madness, driven to suicide. George Patton's words about how no poor bastard ever won a war by dying for his country were never truer in this century than in the shameful year of 2020 ......but we had better recall the second half of his statement before much longer. If we give the people steering the Western world over the cliff's edge a second crack at the wheel, we'll deserve everything we get.....particularly when we now cannot feign ignorance as to what "everything" means.

    (I'm visualizing an old-style editorial cartoon of two mangled-beyond-repair carcasses bleeding out amidst a backdrop of bloody carnage and mechanical wreckage, one carcass croaking his dying words to the other: "I could bear all the rest, but I made off-color anti-Semitic references....")

    Replies: @ATBOTL

    The left is organized locally in every community. They don’t need orders from higher up to riot or more than a few minutes to tool up. Right wing white people have to stop imagining that some centralized conspiracy is behind everything. Rioting across the country is a sign of like mindedness among blacks and leftists nationwide, not central coordination. People who think the same way, act the same way.

    Instead of denying the power of local organization and activism, we need to be doing it ourselves.

  111. @gandydancer

    Folks on the right, including Fox News host Tucker Carlson, have argued that America shouldn’t admit Afghan refugees because the country just doesn’t have enough housing for them.
     
    This is a libel of Carlson, whose objection to admitting Afghans is not remotely limited to housing availability. I haven't seen him even mention housing availability.

    Of course you can find housing everywhere (including San Francisco) for Afghans by paying rents for them at a rate that keeps Americans out of the market and living in their moms' basements, enduring endless commutes, and such. This is a variation on the "the there aren't enough farm laborers" nonsense.

    Replies: @gandydancer

    * the “the there…”

  112. @Hibernian
    @anon

    If you think that the French Revo was a spontaneous revolt of the masses, I have a bridge to sell you.

    Replies: @Alden

    Thank you. The abysmal historical ignorance of the MEN OF UNZ is astonishing.

  113. @bomag
    @J.Ross

    I thought the Vendee wanted to be left alone, not import a new genetic people from far away.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    If you change the time frame too much the terms don’t line up because the people are too different. Here one anachronistic term which arguably fits with difficulty is Homo sovieticus: the Revolution really didn’t want Frenchmen (difficulty, it superficially assumed it did), it wanted inorganic rootless human resources which could switch loyalty and values as often as did the Directory, because every atheist revolution needs that.

  114. @Neil Templeton
    @AKAHorace

    If you believe in Liberty, I support you. Otherwise, no.

    Replies: @AKAHorace

    I believe in Liberty.

    Worried about being a political prisoner with a cell mate who has no other topic of conversation than the Jews.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
    @AKAHorace

    I can get to that. If we share a cell, I promise I'll provide more interesting conversation.

  115. https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/03/politics/trump-adviser-stephen-miller-afghan-allies-us-entry/index.html

  116. @SafeNow
    “one of 19 cities identified as having …housing availability,…”

    I know a contractor here in Southern California who has made several million dollars by expanding the occupancy capacity of existing residences, including installing kitchens and bathrooms in garages. This requires no new land, no external walls or roof, and it is fast. I anticipate that this model will be followed for the Afghans.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Hangnail Hans, @LP5, @ATBOTL

    In predominately Mexican neighborhoods around the LA area, many, often most houses have had editions build onto both the front and back yard to cram more Mexicans in. You can see it really well from satellite photos.

  117. @AKAHorace
    @Neil Templeton

    I believe in Liberty.

    Worried about being a political prisoner with a cell mate who has no other topic of conversation than the Jews.

    Replies: @Neil Templeton

    I can get to that. If we share a cell, I promise I’ll provide more interesting conversation.

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