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Remember when The Respectables were trying to have Tucker Carlson fired for mentioning that Latinos litter a lot?

You can tell by how Hispanics all drive electric cars, hybrids, or whatever has the best pollution control equipment.

Future headline: “White People Found to Be a Waste of Space.”

Seriously, there isn’t all that much air pollution in the U.S. anymore. As a Los Angeles native I want thank everybody in the rest of country for the considerable economic sacrifices you all made to help clean up L.A.’s smog problem. I’ve tried to get economists to estimate how much getting rid of smog in L.A., Albuquerque, and Denver cost the country: I figure easily 12 digits and maybe 13, but nobody else seems interested in the question.

Back when there was a lot of smog in Southern California the pecking order went from West to East as the prevailing winds blew in off the ocean:

Whites along the beach had it best

Blacks in southwest L.A. had the second best air

Mexicans in east L.A.

Chinese in the San Gabriel Valley

Whites and Mexicans in the Inland Empire had the worst air, especially Fontana, where the Kaiser steel mill was built 55 miles inland to be out of range of Japanese battleship guns.

 
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  1. Why do you say the rest of the country paid for LA’s clean air?? Are you referring to deindustrialization?

    • Replies: @JMcG
    California is such a large car market that the dictates of the California Air Resources Board were generally followed by all the car manufacturers. So we all paid for platinum catalytic converters so that Steve could breathe easier.
    , @JMcG
    California is such a large car market that the dictates of the California Air Resources Board were generally followed by all the car manufacturers. So we all paid for platinum catalytic converters so that Steve could breathe easier.
    , @Anon
    California passed pollution laws that were stricter than laws nationwide, which raised the price of cars sold in California, and for various practical reasons car makers for the most part had to just sell the California models nationwide at the higher prices.

    The last thing I remember before I left California was that the Southern California pollution authorities were on the verge of outlawing barbecuing. It sounded crazy, but the numbers and the science was convincing. The fact that it never happened must mean (1) car improvements got the pollution low enough that further cuts were not useful, or (2) the sacred cultural custom of blacks barbecuing anywhere and everywhere would have been harmed, and dat's jus' racis'.
  2. I think you’re missing the Hidden Hand here. This is pure battle space preparation.

    Obviously, urban blacks and Latinos are the helpless victims of Enviro-Racial Social Injustice.

    Therefore they all need to be Section 8ed out to the boondocks, preferably in flyover Red states, where they can dilute the White vote (and ultimately flip the Senate), cause endless mayhem which will disrupt White social capital and further impede White family formation, further depress White birth rates, impregnate as many White girls as possible (always a plus), and also, oh, I don’t know how this just happened by accident alongside everything else… free up vast acres of now-empty primo urban housing stock at low, LOW prices, to serve the gentrification needs of Goodwhites and, most importantly, (((Our Bestest Friends Forever))).

    Think of the Environmental Justice: Da’Travious and Yolanda get to breathe that fresh, clean country air, Bob’s house gets burglarized, Sally gets raped, little Hunter’s school is enriched/ruined, Burkittsville becomes unliveable, Kawanda DeAndre Washington gets elected to Congress, Israel Israelstein is the new senator from Dullston, and most importantly, Judah Shekelstein’s real estate development company in Capital City is going blazes selling converted lofts and renovated brownstones to Jared, Madison, N’Gungche, Hotep, Mei-mei and Nusrallah.

    Won’t somebody please, PLEASE think of the fair-trade coffee?

    • Replies: @Tiny Duck
    Those are all good things

    white rednecks get to be improved and shown other cultures. white females will finally be able to form a relationship with a real man. The voters will better reflect the will of the national coalition and we can vote in good representatives.
    , @JimB
    Whoa! You just blew your cover. The Screen Writers Guild shall be returning your annual membership dues, forthwith.
    , @Almost Missouri
    Yeah, this is just another brick in the genocide propaganda wall,

    ... the only wall we're gettin' ...
    , @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
    Is it possible for local communities to block the construction of section 8 through zoning laws? Or will the feds just ram it through?

    What you need is a strong presence in every small town. Create outrage and force the local politicians to veto section 8 construction. Or even better, run for local politics yourself.
    , @AndrewR
    In a more just world, a man of your brilliance and political astuteness would be writing for the Onion, a late night talk show, the New Yorker or Family Guy. But this is clown world, so your genius is relegated to an obscure dissident website.
    , @Olorin
    Noice.

    But you left out the organic herbal compounding pharmacy.

    And the organic pot boutique spa, where you can smoke, soak, and get a poke from Ramon, your masseuse, who will do anything for a green card.

    And the combination organic hot yoga/pole dancing studio (method/genre/school identity protected via nondisclosure agreements signed by its participants/students/clients, a la Ramtha School of Enlightenment).

    And the left-handed feminist tranny of color bookstore (specializing in long angry screeds printed in rainbow ink ebonics, and other meme languages, on fold-out/origamiesque structures that are the post-post-post-modern equivalent of cootie-catchers ["fold your own ending!"]).

    And the First Nations art store (enrobed in an uninterrupted reticulum of carved and painted wings, beaks, flippers, and eyeballs).

    And the Fur Nations pet shop, where everything for sale is primate, bipedal, occasionally hairless, and has 46 chromosomes.

    (Next door, for the sake of Genetic Justice, to Potayto Potahto, the eatery whose menu consists of only Solanaceae, cooked and served only by people with trisomy 21, and decorated with cheerful murals of neckless brown people atop slanty piles of smooth stone, carving the hearts out of horrible white males.)

    All of which serve as fronts for laundering Ford Foundation (etc.) and SorosBux (TM) and BigLaw and Big Pharma and REIT and hedge fund and "deep state" money.

    Coz after all, the big boys are farming those snowflakes for profit at every level, and fair-trade coffee is SO 1999.

    As is Dolt Wrangling, whose best days are over now that white men and women are no longer the hot mother lode to mine for tax dollars.

    And honestly, by the time you finish a couple hours in THAT shopping district, a good old-fashioned raping by LeQuonDraeTayVaious and his half-dozen gentlemen friends apparently named by a female grunting in labor would constitute as close to nature as a well-off yogacat lady is going to get, so we oughtn't be surprised that her natural instinct for self preservation was left somewhere in the early 1990s. Where they didn't even have yoga pants and sports bras, ew.

    , @Clyde
    lol..... I like all the names you cooked up.
    , @Olorin
    Aw jeez, Germ, now you've done it.

    Tom Turtle on the topic of yoga pants and sports bras.

    http://mileswmathis.com/tom8.pdf

    , @MikeatMikedotMike
    Best comment of the year, I reckon.
  3. To translate dollars spent on food into air pollution levels, the researchers traced money through the economy. Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the researchers can estimate, for example, how much grocery stores or restaurants spend on food. Eventually, these dollars are linked back to the primary emitters — the farms growing the food or the fuel that farmers buy to run their tractors.

    Yeah but just tracking dollars has no necessary relationship to “pollution.” For example, as an ultra-privileged white person, I may spend $30 on filet mignon for dinner today, and that gets me about a pound of meat. Meanwhile, Jose over in the food desert part of town spends $15 at the store and gets four pounds of chopped meat for his tacos. Jose is consuming 4x the meat for 0.5x the cost. So who’s created more “pollution”?

    Further, I may spend two or three times as much on vegetables because I buy organic. Jose buys the cheapest, pesticide laden vegetables he can find. I spent more, but I polluted considerably less.

    And that’s not even comparing my new car to Jose’s beater that goes around spewing smoke.

    • Agree: GermanReader2
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Further, I may spend two or three times as much on vegetables because I buy organic. Jose buys the cheapest, pesticide laden vegetables he can find. I spent more, but I polluted considerably less.
     
    I don't know that organic produce necessarily results in less pollution. A lot of the organic produce I buy in the supermarket comes in hard-shell plastic packaging.
    , @dwb
    Peter-

    this was precisely my first reaction. Looking at "consumption" as the result of dollars spent and nothing else is far too simplistic. I confess to not knowing the journal PNAS from its acronym, so I clicked the link. Apparently, the Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences.

    The method itself is so simplistic and crude, I am surprised that no-one on the peer review committee mentioned the issue of the VALUE of the goods consumed rather than the QUANTITY. As you mention, such a method would say that "organically farmed raw kale" that sells for $20 a pound represents greater "consumption" than a $1 hotdog made of rendered pork.

    But worse still, I wondered where "Asians" - who in many analyses represent the most economically well to do people in the US - are in all of this? Surely, a group (many of whom purchase "specialty" foods from the home country at places like 99 Ranch, that are flown in from China or India or Indonesia with what has got to be a massive "carbon footprint") have some impact.

    Guess what? They get rolled into "white."

    Seriously.

    From the paper, "white" is defined as:

    All people who are not in the Hispanic or black groups; we refer to this group as white/other; this group includes 196 million whites, 15 million Asians or Pacific Islanders, 2 million American Indians, and 8 million Others/Multiple Race
     
    This is junk science.
    , @BigDickNick
    in my experience "Food deserts" are mostly a black thing. Hispanics build the infrastructure to enjoy fresh produce because that's the type of people they are. Same with poor asians. It's really only blacks who live in food deserts because they have zero interest in eating a normal diet and no one would want to risk getting shot to build a decent grocery store around them anyway.
    , @The Alarmist
    Plus Jose stretches his meat budget by loading the burritos with beans, further compounding the flatulence problem contributed to by the cows that provided the beef.
  4. “I’m 6-foot-4.”

    You’re 60 years old, Steve. Trust me, you’re no longer 6-foot-4. Your doctor has a cheat proof thing he can measure you on. Check it out the next time your in his office.

    No need to change your drivers license. That’s understood to be high school graduation height.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I dunno. I checked my height about a year ago at the doctor's office and measured 6'4 1/8th" as usual. I can recall remarking my surprise to the nurse that I was still the same height.

    My weight is down into the 170s for the first time since maybe college. My goal is 175.

    , @Eric Novak
    Shrinkage is a myth. I was 6' 4" (6' 3 3/4" ) in 1990, three years after high school graduation, and was measured for height yesterday at the office of a new GP, three months after my 50th birthday. The measurement has not changed.
    , @Anonymous
    In relation to the idea of having a movement to deconstruct heightism- I think it’s a terrible idea. We already have far too much leftist resentment lunacy seeping into our lives. Yes there are benefits to being taller. There are also benefits to being healthy, athletic, handsome, agile, bright- we going to start pushing against these things too? Why the heck should a sane society be against positive traits? I can understand the idea that someone shouldn’t be ridiculed for something they didn’t cause, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still reward positive traits- we should encourage these things to continue pushing foward as a competitive country, and as an ever evolving species. Everyone is a mixed bag of good and bad traits. Where does it all end? Like
    , @Anonymous
    In relation to the idea of having a movement to deconstruct heightism- I think it’s a terrible idea. We already have far too much leftist resentment lunacy seeping into our lives. Yes there are benefits to being taller. There are also benefits to being healthy, athletic, handsome, agile, bright- we going to start pushing against these things too? Why the heck should a sane society be against positive traits? I can understand the idea that someone shouldn’t be ridiculed for something they didn’t cause, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still reward positive traits- we should encourage these things to continue pushing foward as a competitive country, and as an ever evolving species. Everyone is a mixed bag of good and bad traits. Where does it all end? Like
    , @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Doesn't lifestyle have some effect? Physical labor v, brain work, etc? Like when baseball pitchers' arms end up longer?

    I was always measured at 6'3, but after almost 20 years of lifting weights, it feels like my spine has compressed somewhat. Forgive my ignorance, but that's how it feels, and I'm between 6'2 and 6'3 now when I get my physical.

    It's not like they were checking my measurables at the NFL combine. I was usually standing in socks on some rickety stadiometer, so I have no idea. Might be my imagination.
  5. @International Jew
    Why do you say the rest of the country paid for LA's clean air?? Are you referring to deindustrialization?

    California is such a large car market that the dictates of the California Air Resources Board were generally followed by all the car manufacturers. So we all paid for platinum catalytic converters so that Steve could breathe easier.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    California also ruined what would have been a perfect car: the rx-8 was supposed to have a turbo
  6. @International Jew
    Why do you say the rest of the country paid for LA's clean air?? Are you referring to deindustrialization?

    California is such a large car market that the dictates of the California Air Resources Board were generally followed by all the car manufacturers. So we all paid for platinum catalytic converters so that Steve could breathe easier.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    When I was car shopping in 1979, the EPA mileage stickers came with a national estimate (e.g., 28 MPG) and a California sticker (e.g., 25 MPG). So I assumed that back then California cars consumed 10-15% more gasoline to pollute less. California officials always complained that shoppers were going out of state to get more efficient but more polluting cars. Eventually, stickers stopped making that distinction, so I assume that the rest of the country switched to California standards, which seems expensive. Or perhaps engineers figured out a way to reach California emission levels with national MPG? I dunno. It seems like an interesting question but nobody else seems interested, so perhaps I remember it wrong?
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    The C.A.R.B., for those who don't know, runs, or I should say, ruins, a lot of things. I had to stock up on the old recipe of Olympic Water Stain, as the new non-VOC stuff didn't look at all the same, and I didn't trust it. I made the effort to get ahold of the people in Cleveland, Ohio, I recall. They told me, no, there is no more old formula per California Air Resources Board, so go look around and get the old stuff while you can.

    No, you can't have any of my old-formula Olympic Water Seal, not even an ounce. I can't spare an ounce, as it's gotta last a lifetime. I have lots of ammo with which to guard my Olympic Water Seal.

    How about those dicked-up spouts that come with every single gasoline can? I got some old ones of those too. Fighting the CARB every day is like a part time job, one about which I have a post planned.

    Steve is on the money with this part about the rest of the country paying for Southern California's pollution problem. Without Big-Gov, of course, it could have gone a lot differently.
  7. Can’t wait for the NPR Headline: Blacks and Hispanics Disproportionately Use Government Services Whites Pay For.

    Presumably that’s coming soon, right?

    • Agree: Bruce County
    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    https://twitter.com/ReadKaczynski/status/1105574183545769985
  8. Jonathan Lambert, the author of the NPR hit piece, suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2014. That injury along with his growing up as a bullied skinny white boy in Minnesota has effected his ability to reason clearly. Jonathan reminds me of an Argentinian fellow I once worked with who looked like he had it made. Tall, good looking and blonde, he was loved by women. Then he hit his head on the top of an elevator door while running/jumping to board and was knocked clean out. Several months later he decided he was gay.

    https://www.dallasnews.com/life/life/2018/08/24/different-still-whole-young-scientist-reflects-journey-back-brain-injury

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Wow, that's really a sad story about the student who slipped and smacked his head. That hike up to Cornell U. from Ithaca is ridiculously steep -- the waterfall is insanely huge -- and often icy.
    , @PiltdownMan

    ...I hiked up the hill to campus at Cornell University....Twenty-two minutes...
     
    Given the length of the walk, Jonathan Lambert almost certainly walked up Buffalo Street in Ithaca which is steep and straight, about a 300' rise from Ithaca Commons, downtown. The other approaches to campus are at an angle, and less steep. It's a tough walk when it is cold, windy and icy.

    Poor guy. What a stroke of terribly bad luck.

    https://www.cs.cornell.edu/batkin/photos/ithaca.buffalo.street.winter.jpg
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    A sad story told hilariously.
    , @AndrewR
    One major moral of this story which many people need to get is that situational awareness is always essential. Headphones AND not looking where he was walking when it was icy out? I can't even relationship to that type of foolishness. Nowadays you see so many people utterly oblivious to their surroundings. It's very strange to me.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    That injury along with his growing up as a bullied skinny white boy in Minnesota has effected his ability to reason clearly.
     
    He grew up "outside" Minneapolis. That suggests his classmates were overwhelmingly white as well. Was he in one of the Brooklyns? Columbia Heights?

    The Kirns made sure little Walter Jr was safe. Their town, Marine-on-St-Croix, is sandwiched between a state park and a river.

    http://www.mappery.com/maps/William-OBrien-State-Park-Map.mediumthumb.pdf.png

    https://images.highgarden-media.com/twincities_images/photos/5/1/4/7/8/5147843_25_1.jpg

  9. istevefan says:

    While we tend to think of factories or power plants as the source of pollution, those polluters wouldn’t exist without consumer demand for their products.

    The researchers found that air pollution is disproportionately caused by white Americans’ consumption of goods and services, but disproportionately inhaled by black and Hispanic Americans.

    And it is the economic activity of Whites that drives blacks and hispanics from around the world to move here in the first place. No mention in the story about immigration or the need to prevent current and future immigrants from being exposed to disproportionately more pollution. What about all those poor kids at the border? They should be sent to a cleaner country.

    Hajat says the study reveals an inherent unfairness: “If you’re contributing less to the problem, why do you have to suffer more from it?”

    The easy solution would be to leave the USA and let Whites inhale all of the pollution Whites cause. Then Whites would inhale 100 percent of the pollution.

    Tessum stresses that “we’re not saying that we should take away white people’s money, or that people shouldn’t be able to spend money.” He suggests continuing to strive to make economic activity and consumption less polluting could be a way to manage and lessen the inequities.

    Right. We don’t want to take away White people’s money. That’s the only reason a study, if you can call it that, was done. It’s more justification for some wealth-transfer program or another.

    Diez Roux thinks that stronger measures may be necessary.

    “If want to ameliorate this inequity, we may need to rethink how we build our cities and how they grow, our dependence on automobile transportation,” says Diez Roux. “These are hard things we have to consider.”

    If you want to ameliorate the greater dependence on automobile transportation, do a study where you show that blacks commit disproportionately more interracial crime and Whites are the biggest receivers of such crime. Then link that to White flight and increased automobile usage.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "And it is the economic activity of Whites that drives blacks and hispanics from around the world to move here in the first place."

    You mean the economic activity of people. But, if you insist it was solely white people, need you be reminded that Europeans required vast amounts of labor and raw materials. Pray tell, how did they truly procure such resources?

    Furthermore, the innovations of whites were based in large part to ancient civilizations found in the Middle East, India, and Asia.

  10. another way of wording this is that whites produce most of the goods that Hispanics consume

  11. When I was growing up in LA circa 1974, our family used to visit the tide pools on the beach and look for neat sea creatures. There were always young Chicanos who would find pretty crabs and such and then just throw them on the rocks to die. Of course, as the recipients of countless microaggressions, that’s just a rational response.

  12. “If you’re contributing less to the problem, why do you have to suffer more from it?”

    Because you’re stupid.

  13. NPR plans a follow-up study looking at which US ethnic groups disproportionately receive social welfare benefits and which ones disproportionately provide tax revenues to fund those benefits.

  14. @Amigo
    Jonathan Lambert, the author of the NPR hit piece, suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2014. That injury along with his growing up as a bullied skinny white boy in Minnesota has effected his ability to reason clearly. Jonathan reminds me of an Argentinian fellow I once worked with who looked like he had it made. Tall, good looking and blonde, he was loved by women. Then he hit his head on the top of an elevator door while running/jumping to board and was knocked clean out. Several months later he decided he was gay.

    https://www.dallasnews.com/life/life/2018/08/24/different-still-whole-young-scientist-reflects-journey-back-brain-injury

    Wow, that’s really a sad story about the student who slipped and smacked his head. That hike up to Cornell U. from Ithaca is ridiculously steep — the waterfall is insanely huge — and often icy.

    • Replies: @Clyde

    Wow, that’s really a sad story about the student who slipped and smacked his head. That hike up to Cornell U. from Ithaca is ridiculously steep — the waterfall is insanely huge — and often icy.
     
    No winter ice for you to slip on where you live. A major plus for living in sunny California . A really bad slip can change your life forever. Let's put a value on this of $300,000. Far better to pay higher California taxes over the years than suffer such a fall.
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    My father went to college there. He told me they could tell which girls were not freshman: The muscles in their legs were more developed, from walking up and down hill. That is to say, they had better legs.
  15. Steve, OT, but the classics field is buzzing again:

    https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2019/3/decline-fall-classics-edition

    https://quillette.com/2019/02/26/how-i-was-kicked-out-of-the-society-for-classical-studies-annual-meeting/

    I thought this Padilla guy sounded familiar, and indeed he was the subject of a memorable 2006 WSJ article about his discovery and rescue from a homeless shelter (here, but paywalled https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB114505937960426590). Naive readers like myself at the time did not foresee he would be so quick to bite the hand that feeds and go full SJW.

  16. The attitude of our ruling class and our new Americans towards White Americans is exactly the same attitude that the Agents in the movie The Matrix have towards humanity: We are nothing but a battery. And are sickening.

  17. @JMcG
    California is such a large car market that the dictates of the California Air Resources Board were generally followed by all the car manufacturers. So we all paid for platinum catalytic converters so that Steve could breathe easier.

    When I was car shopping in 1979, the EPA mileage stickers came with a national estimate (e.g., 28 MPG) and a California sticker (e.g., 25 MPG). So I assumed that back then California cars consumed 10-15% more gasoline to pollute less. California officials always complained that shoppers were going out of state to get more efficient but more polluting cars. Eventually, stickers stopped making that distinction, so I assume that the rest of the country switched to California standards, which seems expensive. Or perhaps engineers figured out a way to reach California emission levels with national MPG? I dunno. It seems like an interesting question but nobody else seems interested, so perhaps I remember it wrong?

    • Replies: @JMcG
    You have it right. I believe the motorcycle manufacturers went with California only models for a while longer. They used to put an aluminum plug over the carburetor adjustment screws which everyone immediately drilled out. I’m not as interested as I once was, but my understanding is that increasingly sophisticated fuel management software has obviated the need for separate standards.
    I remember reading an article in one of the magazines years ago in which they described measuring the tailpipe emissions of a Honda? Civic? in the L.A. basin. The air coming out of the exhaust pipe was cleaner than that going in the intake.
    , @Lugash
    I'd like to see a study on how much gas could be saved by getting people out of pickups and SUVs and back into passenger cars. We're chasing smaller and smaller MPG improvements in cars that light truck standards wipeout.
    , @International Jew
    If the rest of the country adopted California's more rigorous standards, then the sacrifice they made was for their own benefit, not for California's.
  18. @Anon
    "I'm 6-foot-4."

    You're 60 years old, Steve. Trust me, you're no longer 6-foot-4. Your doctor has a cheat proof thing he can measure you on. Check it out the next time your in his office.

    No need to change your drivers license. That's understood to be high school graduation height.

    I dunno. I checked my height about a year ago at the doctor’s office and measured 6’4 1/8th” as usual. I can recall remarking my surprise to the nurse that I was still the same height.

    My weight is down into the 170s for the first time since maybe college. My goal is 175.

    • Troll: Stan Adams
    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
    Holy shit, now Sailer is giving himself an 8th of an inch buffer to ward off shrinking below 6 feet 4 inches tall! WOW!

    This is why I say I got an IQ of 110 just to give me that extra ten points as a safety margin.

    It ain't no crime to be a career .299 batter, but .300 is nice, just like at least a 3 digit IQ is nice. There is no end to how nice that nice things can be if they're nice enough!

    It ain't no crime to be 6 foot 3 and a half inches tall.

    Ann Coulter is only 5 feet nine inches tall when I though she was 6 feet tall.

    Maybe Sailer is 6 feet 3 inches tall after all?
    , @Charles Pewitt
    Sailer only weighs in the upper 170s? You're a damn stringbean!

    Why don't you eat a hamburger or two like the ones that Hungarian ruling class whore Gorka is talking about.

    Omar and Pelosi and Schumer will grab the hamburger right out of your mouth! That's what that foreigner bastard Gorka says.

    All you guys that have been making out like bandits off the stock market, real estate and bond bubbles inflated by the monetary extremism of the Federal Reserve Bank ought to donate to Sailer so he can eat some hamburgers with onion rings.
    , @Paul Yarbles

    My weight is down into the 170s for the first time since maybe college. My goal is 175.
     
    You don't dead-lift, do you Steve?
    , @Lot
    My tall father, in his early 60s now, has shrunk about 1 inch, possibly a little more.

    You don’t look nearly that thin in your photos. What’s the peak weight?

    Tall men with short and soft-spoken wives probably shrink the most from bending down over decades to hear them.
    , @Stan Adams
    “Troll” was an accident. Sometimes I really hate my iPhone.
    , @Anonym
    It's pretty cool you are doing the whole calorie restricted diet thing for longevity, Steve. I hope you are around for a long time.
    , @Jack Hanson
    6'4 and 170? Holy shit. Why don't you dial up Taleb and have him show you how to lift heavy?
    , @Jim Christian
    You must be generating around 128mph club head speed these days, Steve?
    , @Kibernetika
    Steve, how accomplished are you with close-order small arms drill?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potsdam_Giants
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson

    6’4 1/8th” as usual.
     
    Did you play basketball? If not, why not?
  19. Ron Paul and Rand Paul say the government ain’t no good and it won’t do nothing right.

    Ron Paul must have noticed that Pittsburgh ain’t as polluted with bad air like it used to be. That’s bad grammar, but I ain’t fixin’ it.

    Satellite view says ruling class plots involving the de-industrialization of the USA had just as much to do with cleaning up polluted, dirty air in the USA as government clean air regulations and laws.

    Bringing up that Kraut Ron Paul and his home state of Pennsylvania gives me the chance to mention my GERMAN STRATEGY notion about Trump winning the votes of the Great Lakes states and the fact that those states are loaded the Hell up with Krauts. I love Krauts that are lovable.

    The ruling class of the American Empire used the de-industrialization of the USA to export the pollution to other nations and to make money on the cheap labor arbitrage action.

    Omar might be suggesting that Trump’s hot air about protecting Medicare and Medicaid was dirty, polluted campaign outgassing rhetoric designed to get the votes of White geezers in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and other states. Trumpy was screaming about protecting Medicare and now he wants to take a meat cleaver to Medicare. Trumpy is backstabbing the White voter base that got him elected.

    This Omar broad is firing with both barrels at the ruling class rats in the USA. Trump is a whore for the ruling class.

    Trumpy’s dishonest outgassings are polluted, dirty air that must be challenged from the Sam Francis patriotic wing of the GOP in the 2020 Republican Party presidential primary.

    It is a disgusting disgrace that we have to import a Somali broad to question US foreign policy blunders and the influence of the ISRAEL FIRST LOBBY. Now Omar is bringing up the plundering of Medicare by treasonous Trump and the ruling class plutocrat rats:

    • LOL: IHTG
    • Replies: @indocon
    She absolutely is 100% correct here. BTW, wouldn't now be a prefect time to troll Democrats with fact that >50% of their funding comes from individuals with Jewish sounding last names?
  20. Anonymous[172] • Disclaimer says:

    … the solution?

    To paraphrase Orwell, a glimpse of the terrible future can be had envisioning a huge, fat black/brown ass endlessly and foully farting in a white man’s face, whilst The Economist editorial board tie that said white man down.

  21. What? People with all the resources harm those without? What a revelation!!

    A reminder that racism is a structural problem and not just one of personal morality or ideology.

    Systemic injustice right down to the literal building blocks of life

    suurbs w/ 3-4 car garages filled with SUVs for every driving member over age 16 – yep, sounds white er right.

    Nikole Hannah Jones has pointed out the devastating effects of segregation. This is why we need legislation and actions of a personal level to stop white flight and use education to counter white fragility.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    I kind of like segregation.
    , @William Badwhite

    Nikole Hannah Jones has pointed out
     
    You misspelled Lennurd Pittsnogle. Come on Duck, you're slipping.
    , @Jimbo
    Stop beating around the bush, tiny. Should I read Leonard Pitts or not!
  22. @Steve Sailer
    I dunno. I checked my height about a year ago at the doctor's office and measured 6'4 1/8th" as usual. I can recall remarking my surprise to the nurse that I was still the same height.

    My weight is down into the 170s for the first time since maybe college. My goal is 175.

    Holy shit, now Sailer is giving himself an 8th of an inch buffer to ward off shrinking below 6 feet 4 inches tall! WOW!

    This is why I say I got an IQ of 110 just to give me that extra ten points as a safety margin.

    It ain’t no crime to be a career .299 batter, but .300 is nice, just like at least a 3 digit IQ is nice. There is no end to how nice that nice things can be if they’re nice enough!

    It ain’t no crime to be 6 foot 3 and a half inches tall.

    Ann Coulter is only 5 feet nine inches tall when I though she was 6 feet tall.

    Maybe Sailer is 6 feet 3 inches tall after all?

    • Replies: @Paul Yarbles
    IT'S OKAY TO BE 6' 3''.
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    You reference Ann Coulter quite a bit. Coulter is a cross between the skinny blond dude on the cover of the Power Windows album by the Canadian band Rush and a praying mantis. Her political provocateur act has grown skin tags. I caught about an hour of Heather MacDonald's in depth interview on CSPAN. She's a powerful critic of the cultural Marxist fever that is infecting our culture. She is worthy of your attention.
    , @The Alarmist

    "It ain’t no crime to be a career .299 batter, but .300 is nice, just like at least a 3 digit IQ is nice. There is no end to how nice that nice things can be if they’re nice enough!"
     
    Given the sample size, 0.299 is not statistically significant from 0.300, so he can go ahead and claim the higher number. Same deal with 6.0 and 6.125.
  23. @Amigo
    Jonathan Lambert, the author of the NPR hit piece, suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2014. That injury along with his growing up as a bullied skinny white boy in Minnesota has effected his ability to reason clearly. Jonathan reminds me of an Argentinian fellow I once worked with who looked like he had it made. Tall, good looking and blonde, he was loved by women. Then he hit his head on the top of an elevator door while running/jumping to board and was knocked clean out. Several months later he decided he was gay.

    https://www.dallasnews.com/life/life/2018/08/24/different-still-whole-young-scientist-reflects-journey-back-brain-injury

    …I hiked up the hill to campus at Cornell University….Twenty-two minutes…

    Given the length of the walk, Jonathan Lambert almost certainly walked up Buffalo Street in Ithaca which is steep and straight, about a 300′ rise from Ithaca Commons, downtown. The other approaches to campus are at an angle, and less steep. It’s a tough walk when it is cold, windy and icy.

    Poor guy. What a stroke of terribly bad luck.

    • Replies: @JimB
    Memories of parallel parking on Buffalo street in winter: Good times!
  24. @Steve Sailer
    When I was car shopping in 1979, the EPA mileage stickers came with a national estimate (e.g., 28 MPG) and a California sticker (e.g., 25 MPG). So I assumed that back then California cars consumed 10-15% more gasoline to pollute less. California officials always complained that shoppers were going out of state to get more efficient but more polluting cars. Eventually, stickers stopped making that distinction, so I assume that the rest of the country switched to California standards, which seems expensive. Or perhaps engineers figured out a way to reach California emission levels with national MPG? I dunno. It seems like an interesting question but nobody else seems interested, so perhaps I remember it wrong?

    You have it right. I believe the motorcycle manufacturers went with California only models for a while longer. They used to put an aluminum plug over the carburetor adjustment screws which everyone immediately drilled out. I’m not as interested as I once was, but my understanding is that increasingly sophisticated fuel management software has obviated the need for separate standards.
    I remember reading an article in one of the magazines years ago in which they described measuring the tailpipe emissions of a Honda? Civic? in the L.A. basin. The air coming out of the exhaust pipe was cleaner than that going in the intake.

    • Replies: @danand
    JMcG,

    Your belief/memory of the way it was is right. I drilled out a few of those plugs back in the late 70's early '80. The plugs were near universal for both motorbike and auto carbs sold in CA. I still have one of those carbs, plugs intact, in the garage.


    From the EPA:

    "Cleaner Cars, Trucks, and Fuels
    Compared to 1970 vehicle models, new cars, SUVs and pickup trucks are roughly 99 percent cleaner for common pollutants (hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and particle emissions). New heavy-duty trucks and buses are roughly 99 percent cleaner than 1970 models."

     

    Also according to the EPA, maybe California deserves some thanks?

    Contributions to the U.S. Economy
    Efforts to reduce air pollution from transportation have proven to be cost effective. For every one dollar spent on programs to reduce emissions, the American people receive nine dollars of benefits to public health and the environment.

    Every dollar spent to reduce emissions from mobile sources under the Clean Air Act results in nine dollars of benefits to public health, the environment, productivity, and consumer savings.

    , @donut
    "I remember reading an article in one of the magazines years ago in which they described measuring the tailpipe emissions of a Honda? Civic? in the L.A. basin. The air coming out of the exhaust pipe was cleaner than that going in the intake."

    That's hilarious if it's true .
    , @Jim Christian
    You are correct. Cars are catalytic scrubbers as they go along. I believe cars from 2010 on up are releasing cleaner exhaust than the air they take in.
  25. Here’s a real-time, world-wide, air quality index map. Worth a look.

    Green is good, clean air. It’s easy enough to zoom into Southern California. Eastern China and Northern India are terrible.

    http://www.aqicn.org/map/world

    • Replies: @peterike
    Very interesting map. For some reason, Albany, NY, is showing a quality index of 999, which is "hazardous." I guess Cuomo must be speaking.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    It almost seems, from that map, that dense concentrations of automobiles clean the air. Of course, the real story is the shift of industrial jobs to the Second World.

    That's the most PC map I've seen in a while. Not only are every country and city labeled in their own language, but in their own writing system as well.
  26. SGV wasn’t Chinese in 1970! Trust me. Just a few Nisei.

    A good day was when you could see Mt Wilson. The one time I went up there all I saw was a sea of smog below. I grew up in that.

    Glendora was the worst. A wall of smog in the afternoons.

    So I moved 1200 miles away, and they clean it up!

  27. @Steve Sailer
    I dunno. I checked my height about a year ago at the doctor's office and measured 6'4 1/8th" as usual. I can recall remarking my surprise to the nurse that I was still the same height.

    My weight is down into the 170s for the first time since maybe college. My goal is 175.

    Sailer only weighs in the upper 170s? You’re a damn stringbean!

    Why don’t you eat a hamburger or two like the ones that Hungarian ruling class whore Gorka is talking about.

    Omar and Pelosi and Schumer will grab the hamburger right out of your mouth! That’s what that foreigner bastard Gorka says.

    All you guys that have been making out like bandits off the stock market, real estate and bond bubbles inflated by the monetary extremism of the Federal Reserve Bank ought to donate to Sailer so he can eat some hamburgers with onion rings.

  28. @peterike

    To translate dollars spent on food into air pollution levels, the researchers traced money through the economy. Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the researchers can estimate, for example, how much grocery stores or restaurants spend on food. Eventually, these dollars are linked back to the primary emitters — the farms growing the food or the fuel that farmers buy to run their tractors.

     

    Yeah but just tracking dollars has no necessary relationship to "pollution." For example, as an ultra-privileged white person, I may spend $30 on filet mignon for dinner today, and that gets me about a pound of meat. Meanwhile, Jose over in the food desert part of town spends $15 at the store and gets four pounds of chopped meat for his tacos. Jose is consuming 4x the meat for 0.5x the cost. So who's created more "pollution"?

    Further, I may spend two or three times as much on vegetables because I buy organic. Jose buys the cheapest, pesticide laden vegetables he can find. I spent more, but I polluted considerably less.

    And that's not even comparing my new car to Jose's beater that goes around spewing smoke.

    Further, I may spend two or three times as much on vegetables because I buy organic. Jose buys the cheapest, pesticide laden vegetables he can find. I spent more, but I polluted considerably less.

    I don’t know that organic produce necessarily results in less pollution. A lot of the organic produce I buy in the supermarket comes in hard-shell plastic packaging.

  29. Somewhat predictable, but still, hard to resist…

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
    Talking Heads -- Air

    https://youtu.be/cfmdlRCl4EY
    , @Anonymous
    That song always reminds me of the bleak UK winter of 1973/4 - when it was released - , Ted Heath, the Arab Oil embargo, the miners' strike and subsequent power cuts and 'three-day week'.

    - and fools claim Brexit 'will wreck the economy'.
    , @donut
    The lead singer looks like a middle class house wife .
    , @Anonym
    I'm feeling derivative.

    https://youtu.be/XFkzRNyygfk

    Btw isn't the song itself a bit meta? If you just plagiarized a hit no one but boomers/early gen x remember, wouldn't you feel a little bit guilty?

    Couldn't look you in the eye

    I wish I was special

    But I'm a creep
    I'm a weirdo
    What the hell am I doin' here?
    I don't belong here
     
  30. @Steve Sailer
    When I was car shopping in 1979, the EPA mileage stickers came with a national estimate (e.g., 28 MPG) and a California sticker (e.g., 25 MPG). So I assumed that back then California cars consumed 10-15% more gasoline to pollute less. California officials always complained that shoppers were going out of state to get more efficient but more polluting cars. Eventually, stickers stopped making that distinction, so I assume that the rest of the country switched to California standards, which seems expensive. Or perhaps engineers figured out a way to reach California emission levels with national MPG? I dunno. It seems like an interesting question but nobody else seems interested, so perhaps I remember it wrong?

    I’d like to see a study on how much gas could be saved by getting people out of pickups and SUVs and back into passenger cars. We’re chasing smaller and smaller MPG improvements in cars that light truck standards wipeout.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
    You keep your filthy hands off of my truck!
    , @JMcG
    How about I keep my pickup and we get rid of 20 million illegals? Hmmm?
    , @JeremiahJohnbalaya
    You can take my truck when you pry the steering wheel from my cold, dead hands.
  31. Did this study break out the privilege gap between NPR listeners and blacks and hispanics when it comes to generating and being exposed to pollution?

    • Replies: @res
    Don't worry, I am sure the loyal NPR listeners buy plenty of indulgences (err, sorry, carbon credits). Except I don't think that applies to the kind of pollution we are discussing here. Sounds like a market opportunity.

    P.S. Surely you realize it is OK if a goodthinker has several 10,000 ft^2 houses and flies intercontinentally weekly as long as they buy enough carbon credits? I am sure similar thinking applies here.
  32. There were similar articles written early 20th century Germany I believe…

  33. @PiltdownMan
    Somewhat predictable, but still, hard to resist...

    https://youtu.be/Cwt65tG2GI8

    Talking Heads — Air

  34. @Anon
    "I'm 6-foot-4."

    You're 60 years old, Steve. Trust me, you're no longer 6-foot-4. Your doctor has a cheat proof thing he can measure you on. Check it out the next time your in his office.

    No need to change your drivers license. That's understood to be high school graduation height.

    Shrinkage is a myth. I was 6′ 4″ (6′ 3 3/4″ ) in 1990, three years after high school graduation, and was measured for height yesterday at the office of a new GP, three months after my 50th birthday. The measurement has not changed.

    • Replies: @Ola
    It is not a myth, but depending on weight (good job, Steve!), postural habits, line of work, and the kind of sport/exercise you do, shrinkage might not begin until your late 60s/early 70s.

    50 is too early for most. Some very active athletes might actually be slightly shorter during their career in their 20s than at 55.

    , @stillCARealist
    Be patient. You will shrink. I guarantee it.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Eric, My mother is in her 102nd year. She was barely five foot tall when I was in HS. Now I think she could walk under a kitche table without hitting her head.
    , @anonymous
    I'm with you, Mr. Joe. My late father-in-law, R.I.P., was just under 6"3" when I met him in 1972. When he died in 2011, at 98, he was not much over 6"1" actual measurement. Take another inch off for stooping.
    Mr. Novak, God willing, check in again with us in 30 years. Better yet, make it 20 (I'm older than you).
    , @Kratoklastes
    I'll also join the naysayers on this one: until his mid-60s my Dad was a solid 6'3" - his Army ID card said 191cm, which is roughly 6'3¼".

    I'm 187cm (6'1½") and nowadays I'm about ½" taller than Dad (who is 75 this year).
    , @Alden
    I shrunk 3 inches, 5’3 to almost 5 ft.
  35. @PiltdownMan
    Here's a real-time, world-wide, air quality index map. Worth a look.

    Green is good, clean air. It's easy enough to zoom into Southern California. Eastern China and Northern India are terrible.


    http://www.aqicn.org/map/world

    Very interesting map. For some reason, Albany, NY, is showing a quality index of 999, which is “hazardous.” I guess Cuomo must be speaking.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    For some reason, Albany, NY, is showing a quality index of 999, which is “hazardous.” I guess Cuomo must be speaking.
     
    The Republican leader of the state Assembly once called his father Mario a "silver-tongued devil".

    Andy's might be more lead or mercury.
  36. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    I think you're missing the Hidden Hand here. This is pure battle space preparation.

    Obviously, urban blacks and Latinos are the helpless victims of Enviro-Racial Social Injustice.

    Therefore they all need to be Section 8ed out to the boondocks, preferably in flyover Red states, where they can dilute the White vote (and ultimately flip the Senate), cause endless mayhem which will disrupt White social capital and further impede White family formation, further depress White birth rates, impregnate as many White girls as possible (always a plus), and also, oh, I don't know how this just happened by accident alongside everything else... free up vast acres of now-empty primo urban housing stock at low, LOW prices, to serve the gentrification needs of Goodwhites and, most importantly, (((Our Bestest Friends Forever))).

    Think of the Environmental Justice: Da'Travious and Yolanda get to breathe that fresh, clean country air, Bob's house gets burglarized, Sally gets raped, little Hunter's school is enriched/ruined, Burkittsville becomes unliveable, Kawanda DeAndre Washington gets elected to Congress, Israel Israelstein is the new senator from Dullston, and most importantly, Judah Shekelstein's real estate development company in Capital City is going blazes selling converted lofts and renovated brownstones to Jared, Madison, N'Gungche, Hotep, Mei-mei and Nusrallah.

    Won't somebody please, PLEASE think of the fair-trade coffee?

    Those are all good things

    white rednecks get to be improved and shown other cultures. white females will finally be able to form a relationship with a real man. The voters will better reflect the will of the national coalition and we can vote in good representatives.

  37. Anonymous[261] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    "I'm 6-foot-4."

    You're 60 years old, Steve. Trust me, you're no longer 6-foot-4. Your doctor has a cheat proof thing he can measure you on. Check it out the next time your in his office.

    No need to change your drivers license. That's understood to be high school graduation height.

    In relation to the idea of having a movement to deconstruct heightism- I think it’s a terrible idea. We already have far too much leftist resentment lunacy seeping into our lives. Yes there are benefits to being taller. There are also benefits to being healthy, athletic, handsome, agile, bright- we going to start pushing against these things too? Why the heck should a sane society be against positive traits? I can understand the idea that someone shouldn’t be ridiculed for something they didn’t cause, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still reward positive traits- we should encourage these things to continue pushing foward as a competitive country, and as an ever evolving species. Everyone is a mixed bag of good and bad traits. Where does it all end? Like

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Like Harrison Bergeron.
    , @Alden
    It ends in the eradication of the White goyim of America.
  38. Anonymous[261] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    "I'm 6-foot-4."

    You're 60 years old, Steve. Trust me, you're no longer 6-foot-4. Your doctor has a cheat proof thing he can measure you on. Check it out the next time your in his office.

    No need to change your drivers license. That's understood to be high school graduation height.

    In relation to the idea of having a movement to deconstruct heightism- I think it’s a terrible idea. We already have far too much leftist resentment lunacy seeping into our lives. Yes there are benefits to being taller. There are also benefits to being healthy, athletic, handsome, agile, bright- we going to start pushing against these things too? Why the heck should a sane society be against positive traits? I can understand the idea that someone shouldn’t be ridiculed for something they didn’t cause, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still reward positive traits- we should encourage these things to continue pushing foward as a competitive country, and as an ever evolving species. Everyone is a mixed bag of good and bad traits. Where does it all end? Like

    • Replies: @Kratoklastes

    heightism
     
    In our (quite tall) family, we refer to it as apart-height.

    I agree we should abolish apart-height: it no longer serves a useful purpose as a filter.

    The West has such abundant calories, and such good neonatal nutrition, that there is a surfeit of tall Delta males (i.e., males taller than the 90th percentile, with IQ in the bottom quartile).
  39. Anonymous[261] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    In relation to the idea of having a movement to deconstruct heightism- I think it’s a terrible idea. We already have far too much leftist resentment lunacy seeping into our lives. Yes there are benefits to being taller. There are also benefits to being healthy, athletic, handsome, agile, bright- we going to start pushing against these things too? Why the heck should a sane society be against positive traits? I can understand the idea that someone shouldn’t be ridiculed for something they didn’t cause, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still reward positive traits- we should encourage these things to continue pushing foward as a competitive country, and as an ever evolving species. Everyone is a mixed bag of good and bad traits. Where does it all end? Like

    Like Harrison Bergeron.

  40. It’s now at the point where we can ask anyone claiming to be a woman to prove they have a vagina (that tube that goes to the uterus) or GTFO!

    Leftwing Nutcase Cher Calls for All Men to be Circumcised and Show Papers or Penis

  41. @Lugash
    I'd like to see a study on how much gas could be saved by getting people out of pickups and SUVs and back into passenger cars. We're chasing smaller and smaller MPG improvements in cars that light truck standards wipeout.

    You keep your filthy hands off of my truck!

  42. • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Peri, who wouldn't want a cupcake that smelled like tuna ?
  43. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    I think you're missing the Hidden Hand here. This is pure battle space preparation.

    Obviously, urban blacks and Latinos are the helpless victims of Enviro-Racial Social Injustice.

    Therefore they all need to be Section 8ed out to the boondocks, preferably in flyover Red states, where they can dilute the White vote (and ultimately flip the Senate), cause endless mayhem which will disrupt White social capital and further impede White family formation, further depress White birth rates, impregnate as many White girls as possible (always a plus), and also, oh, I don't know how this just happened by accident alongside everything else... free up vast acres of now-empty primo urban housing stock at low, LOW prices, to serve the gentrification needs of Goodwhites and, most importantly, (((Our Bestest Friends Forever))).

    Think of the Environmental Justice: Da'Travious and Yolanda get to breathe that fresh, clean country air, Bob's house gets burglarized, Sally gets raped, little Hunter's school is enriched/ruined, Burkittsville becomes unliveable, Kawanda DeAndre Washington gets elected to Congress, Israel Israelstein is the new senator from Dullston, and most importantly, Judah Shekelstein's real estate development company in Capital City is going blazes selling converted lofts and renovated brownstones to Jared, Madison, N'Gungche, Hotep, Mei-mei and Nusrallah.

    Won't somebody please, PLEASE think of the fair-trade coffee?

    Whoa! You just blew your cover. The Screen Writers Guild shall be returning your annual membership dues, forthwith.

  44. @peterike

    To translate dollars spent on food into air pollution levels, the researchers traced money through the economy. Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the researchers can estimate, for example, how much grocery stores or restaurants spend on food. Eventually, these dollars are linked back to the primary emitters — the farms growing the food or the fuel that farmers buy to run their tractors.

     

    Yeah but just tracking dollars has no necessary relationship to "pollution." For example, as an ultra-privileged white person, I may spend $30 on filet mignon for dinner today, and that gets me about a pound of meat. Meanwhile, Jose over in the food desert part of town spends $15 at the store and gets four pounds of chopped meat for his tacos. Jose is consuming 4x the meat for 0.5x the cost. So who's created more "pollution"?

    Further, I may spend two or three times as much on vegetables because I buy organic. Jose buys the cheapest, pesticide laden vegetables he can find. I spent more, but I polluted considerably less.

    And that's not even comparing my new car to Jose's beater that goes around spewing smoke.

    Peter-

    this was precisely my first reaction. Looking at “consumption” as the result of dollars spent and nothing else is far too simplistic. I confess to not knowing the journal PNAS from its acronym, so I clicked the link. Apparently, the Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences.

    The method itself is so simplistic and crude, I am surprised that no-one on the peer review committee mentioned the issue of the VALUE of the goods consumed rather than the QUANTITY. As you mention, such a method would say that “organically farmed raw kale” that sells for $20 a pound represents greater “consumption” than a $1 hotdog made of rendered pork.

    But worse still, I wondered where “Asians” – who in many analyses represent the most economically well to do people in the US – are in all of this? Surely, a group (many of whom purchase “specialty” foods from the home country at places like 99 Ranch, that are flown in from China or India or Indonesia with what has got to be a massive “carbon footprint”) have some impact.

    Guess what? They get rolled into “white.”

    Seriously.

    From the paper, “white” is defined as:

    All people who are not in the Hispanic or black groups; we refer to this group as white/other; this group includes 196 million whites, 15 million Asians or Pacific Islanders, 2 million American Indians, and 8 million Others/Multiple Race

    This is junk science.

  45. Mr. Sailer, will you comment about amazon banning The Culture of Critique? The recent post about the “fun, obnoxious arguments” in the House in 2020 was very amusing, but this new turn of the screw makes one wince.

    • Agree: Hail
  46. Anon[190] • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew
    Why do you say the rest of the country paid for LA's clean air?? Are you referring to deindustrialization?

    California passed pollution laws that were stricter than laws nationwide, which raised the price of cars sold in California, and for various practical reasons car makers for the most part had to just sell the California models nationwide at the higher prices.

    The last thing I remember before I left California was that the Southern California pollution authorities were on the verge of outlawing barbecuing. It sounded crazy, but the numbers and the science was convincing. The fact that it never happened must mean (1) car improvements got the pollution low enough that further cuts were not useful, or (2) the sacred cultural custom of blacks barbecuing anywhere and everywhere would have been harmed, and dat’s jus’ racis’.

    • Replies: @Anonym
    IIRC they got the car pollution down low enough in LA that they could notice a blip on the weekends caused by lawn mowers and recreational boating.

    These days battery electric are so good you wouldn't buy a gas mower for a moderate sized lawn. But that just shifts the problem to the power stations unless you have rooftop solar. How clean are they?
  47. Not sure why there isn’t an isteve article up yet about the admissions bribery scandal, but I’m commenting anyway.

    The effective function of higher education is to supply employers with a good-enough proxy for IQ, since paper-and-pencil testing for employment is verboten under Duke vs Griggs Power and its successors, and somehow while the caselaw is moving towards forbidding “criminal background” as a filter because of disparate impact problems, using a bachelor’s degree as an employment filter is obvious and good.

    The education supplied is often secondary–most students don’t end up working in their field, but they have a BA, or a BA from a Good School, or a BA from a Really Good School. Since education doesn’t matter, teaching doesn’t matter–you recruited who you recruited and admitted who you admitted, that die is cast. Work on boosting your school’s SAT profile over time, but what the kids actually learn doesn’t enter into the evaluation.

    Since education is secondary, you farm it out to the cheapest, most disposable people you have–grad students and adjuncts. Spend your money on ameneties to impress 17 year olds, woke programs to fend off charges of racism and whateverism, recruit megadonors to finance buildings, and administrative bloat.

    Ask ourselves–after the post-1945 expansion of higher education, do we seem like a smarter society overall than we were in 1950 or so? OR has it all be a huge waste that will now never be unwound?

    • Replies: @Lot
    Another function of education is to give kids something to do when they are 18-22.

    Elite and big corp employers just aren’t set up to hire 18 year olds, who can be good workers but require more training and different styles of management.

    If there were a large pool of 120+ IQ conscientious 18-21 year olds who wanted to work full time, employers would adapt to take advantage of them. But most such people want to go to college, not work. And the exceptions usually have very specific career goals, like “run family business” or “Long Island cop, retire at 43 with $100k pension for life.”

    Peter Thiel has a special program for high IQ computer programmers who want to skip or drop out of college, but it is a niche.
    , @Nathan
    "The effective function of higher education is to supply employers with a good-enough proxy for IQ"

    Is it, though? I'm sure for one sort of college, that's the case. For good public universities, land grant schools, etc that's the effective function, but for other sorts of schools, it's not. Some schools are places for the children of rich people to be around other rich people's children. The sort of schools that are like that have always been like that, and were always only competative for the non-rich kids who were the sort of kids that rich parents wanted around. Lots of smart kids, kids that were world class artists or musicians, kids whose parents were important people in foreign countries.

    The real effective function of some colleges is to act as a form of passive eugenics for the upper class. Keeping the rich rich and also keeping them well-rounded, smart, and good-looking.

  48. @Steve Sailer
    I dunno. I checked my height about a year ago at the doctor's office and measured 6'4 1/8th" as usual. I can recall remarking my surprise to the nurse that I was still the same height.

    My weight is down into the 170s for the first time since maybe college. My goal is 175.

    My weight is down into the 170s for the first time since maybe college. My goal is 175.

    You don’t dead-lift, do you Steve?

  49. @Charles Pewitt
    Holy shit, now Sailer is giving himself an 8th of an inch buffer to ward off shrinking below 6 feet 4 inches tall! WOW!

    This is why I say I got an IQ of 110 just to give me that extra ten points as a safety margin.

    It ain't no crime to be a career .299 batter, but .300 is nice, just like at least a 3 digit IQ is nice. There is no end to how nice that nice things can be if they're nice enough!

    It ain't no crime to be 6 foot 3 and a half inches tall.

    Ann Coulter is only 5 feet nine inches tall when I though she was 6 feet tall.

    Maybe Sailer is 6 feet 3 inches tall after all?

    IT’S OKAY TO BE 6′ 3”.

  50. @Tiny Duck
    What? People with all the resources harm those without? What a revelation!!

    A reminder that racism is a structural problem and not just one of personal morality or ideology.

    Systemic injustice right down to the literal building blocks of life

    suurbs w/ 3-4 car garages filled with SUVs for every driving member over age 16 - yep, sounds white er right.

    Nikole Hannah Jones has pointed out the devastating effects of segregation. This is why we need legislation and actions of a personal level to stop white flight and use education to counter white fragility.

    I kind of like segregation.

    • Replies: @Fabian Forge
    Who doesn't! It's not like US heritage Blacks, Caribbean Blacks, East Asias, South Asians, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Central Americans, Cubans etc all want to live in proportional representation on the same block, or even (or especially!) within shooting distance of each other.
  51. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    I think you're missing the Hidden Hand here. This is pure battle space preparation.

    Obviously, urban blacks and Latinos are the helpless victims of Enviro-Racial Social Injustice.

    Therefore they all need to be Section 8ed out to the boondocks, preferably in flyover Red states, where they can dilute the White vote (and ultimately flip the Senate), cause endless mayhem which will disrupt White social capital and further impede White family formation, further depress White birth rates, impregnate as many White girls as possible (always a plus), and also, oh, I don't know how this just happened by accident alongside everything else... free up vast acres of now-empty primo urban housing stock at low, LOW prices, to serve the gentrification needs of Goodwhites and, most importantly, (((Our Bestest Friends Forever))).

    Think of the Environmental Justice: Da'Travious and Yolanda get to breathe that fresh, clean country air, Bob's house gets burglarized, Sally gets raped, little Hunter's school is enriched/ruined, Burkittsville becomes unliveable, Kawanda DeAndre Washington gets elected to Congress, Israel Israelstein is the new senator from Dullston, and most importantly, Judah Shekelstein's real estate development company in Capital City is going blazes selling converted lofts and renovated brownstones to Jared, Madison, N'Gungche, Hotep, Mei-mei and Nusrallah.

    Won't somebody please, PLEASE think of the fair-trade coffee?

    Yeah, this is just another brick in the genocide propaganda wall,

    … the only wall we’re gettin’ …

  52. Wait… I thought it was women and children who were hit hardest.

  53. @Amigo
    Jonathan Lambert, the author of the NPR hit piece, suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2014. That injury along with his growing up as a bullied skinny white boy in Minnesota has effected his ability to reason clearly. Jonathan reminds me of an Argentinian fellow I once worked with who looked like he had it made. Tall, good looking and blonde, he was loved by women. Then he hit his head on the top of an elevator door while running/jumping to board and was knocked clean out. Several months later he decided he was gay.

    https://www.dallasnews.com/life/life/2018/08/24/different-still-whole-young-scientist-reflects-journey-back-brain-injury

    A sad story told hilariously.

  54. A good way for whites to start atoning for our air pollution privilege would be to make sure no brown person ever has to inhale the secondhand smoke of a lawnmower or leaf-blower.

    • Replies: @Hail

    way for whites to start atoning for our air pollution privilege
     
    I thought this was where Steve may have been going with this topic.

    The whole story, of course, is a typical, lazily-made blood libel against Whites, the kind you can see every day is you read the U.S. 'mainstream' media. (Almost as if we had a state media and Whites were an enemy group constantly to be rallied against.)

    The propagandists are too good at what they do to ever approach the question of What To Do About It, though. Steve is the kind of writer who will satirically ask. "The White Threat to the Environment: Solutions."

  55. It’s the compartmentalized logic that the left has to rely on for their logically incoherent folk tales…oops, I mean news stories, to work. Only bad things bleed over from the white population to affect the non-white population. Positive things like charities, which whites contribute to more than blacks and Hispanics (and as Steve said, fuel efficient cars) won’t be mentioned by NPR. It’s modern mythology at work.

    I have three antique cars that pollute a hell of a lot, I guess, but I don’t worry about it. I only drive them a few hundred miles a year and my maintenance expenditures help keep a significant portion of the auto parts industry afloat.

  56. Years ago all the illegal alien invaders in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago go the Midwest Power Generation coal fired power plant shut down. There are so many Mexican invaders that the nearby Benito Juarez Academy (Chicago Public High School) not only had to expand to accommodate the aliens & anchor babies, they flew the MEXICAN FLAG along with the US flag!

  57. @Charles Pewitt
    Holy shit, now Sailer is giving himself an 8th of an inch buffer to ward off shrinking below 6 feet 4 inches tall! WOW!

    This is why I say I got an IQ of 110 just to give me that extra ten points as a safety margin.

    It ain't no crime to be a career .299 batter, but .300 is nice, just like at least a 3 digit IQ is nice. There is no end to how nice that nice things can be if they're nice enough!

    It ain't no crime to be 6 foot 3 and a half inches tall.

    Ann Coulter is only 5 feet nine inches tall when I though she was 6 feet tall.

    Maybe Sailer is 6 feet 3 inches tall after all?

    You reference Ann Coulter quite a bit. Coulter is a cross between the skinny blond dude on the cover of the Power Windows album by the Canadian band Rush and a praying mantis. Her political provocateur act has grown skin tags. I caught about an hour of Heather MacDonald’s in depth interview on CSPAN. She’s a powerful critic of the cultural Marxist fever that is infecting our culture. She is worthy of your attention.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
    Heather MacDonald ain't got half the balls Ann Coulter has and Heather MacDonald is an over-educated NEO-CONSERVATIVE tart for some filthy shysters in New York City.

    Heather MacDonald is a half-hearted whore for the WASP/JEW ruling class of the American Empire and Ann Coulter is a Kentucky woman of some Kraut ancestry who is pounding the hollow log on one of the most important issues: IMMIGRATION.

    Ann Coulter don't talk much central banking, but I doubt your gal Heather MacDonald is talking about that either.

    Two issues driving American politics:

    Demography

    Debt

    or,

    Mass Immigration

    Monetary Extremism

    I'll say that Heather MacDonald and Ann Coulter have shown more balls than Trumpy has lately!

    Tweet from 2015:

    https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/634090609490444288
  58. Blacks, Mexicans and Chinese, or the vast majority of them, wouldn’t be breathing air in the first place were it not for the technical civilization, particularly modern medicine, created by Anglo-Saxons in particular and white folks in general.

  59. @Steve Sailer
    I dunno. I checked my height about a year ago at the doctor's office and measured 6'4 1/8th" as usual. I can recall remarking my surprise to the nurse that I was still the same height.

    My weight is down into the 170s for the first time since maybe college. My goal is 175.

    My tall father, in his early 60s now, has shrunk about 1 inch, possibly a little more.

    You don’t look nearly that thin in your photos. What’s the peak weight?

    Tall men with short and soft-spoken wives probably shrink the most from bending down over decades to hear them.

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Tall men with short and soft-spoken wives probably shrink the most from bending down over decades to hear them.
     
    Work on front raises and lift her face to face. You can even walk while you talk.

    https://weighttraining.guide/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Plate-Front-Raise.png
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Lot, Short husband tall wife..."When they're nose to nose his feet are in it, when they're toe to toe his nose is in it." Bathroom Grafitti from another era.
    , @Steve Sailer
    I ballooned up into 220+ during Merkel's Marching Millions in the fall of 2015. I've been trying to take of my health better since then.
    , @Mr. Anon

    Tall men with short and soft-spoken wives probably shrink the most from bending down over decades to hear them.
     
    That's why you should never listen to your wife.
  60. That doesn’t seem to apply here in São Paulo. I recall reading the part of the city where the air is polluted the most is, not surprisingly, the wealthier downtown, while the poor suburbs have the cleanest air. On the other hand, they’re real close to landfills, one of which collapsed recently.

  61. @Discordiax
    Not sure why there isn't an isteve article up yet about the admissions bribery scandal, but I'm commenting anyway.

    The effective function of higher education is to supply employers with a good-enough proxy for IQ, since paper-and-pencil testing for employment is verboten under Duke vs Griggs Power and its successors, and somehow while the caselaw is moving towards forbidding "criminal background" as a filter because of disparate impact problems, using a bachelor's degree as an employment filter is obvious and good.

    The education supplied is often secondary--most students don't end up working in their field, but they have a BA, or a BA from a Good School, or a BA from a Really Good School. Since education doesn't matter, teaching doesn't matter--you recruited who you recruited and admitted who you admitted, that die is cast. Work on boosting your school's SAT profile over time, but what the kids actually learn doesn't enter into the evaluation.

    Since education is secondary, you farm it out to the cheapest, most disposable people you have--grad students and adjuncts. Spend your money on ameneties to impress 17 year olds, woke programs to fend off charges of racism and whateverism, recruit megadonors to finance buildings, and administrative bloat.

    Ask ourselves--after the post-1945 expansion of higher education, do we seem like a smarter society overall than we were in 1950 or so? OR has it all be a huge waste that will now never be unwound?

    Another function of education is to give kids something to do when they are 18-22.

    Elite and big corp employers just aren’t set up to hire 18 year olds, who can be good workers but require more training and different styles of management.

    If there were a large pool of 120+ IQ conscientious 18-21 year olds who wanted to work full time, employers would adapt to take advantage of them. But most such people want to go to college, not work. And the exceptions usually have very specific career goals, like “run family business” or “Long Island cop, retire at 43 with $100k pension for life.”

    Peter Thiel has a special program for high IQ computer programmers who want to skip or drop out of college, but it is a niche.

    • Replies: @Discordiax
    Most bright 18-21 year olds want to go to college. Of course they do. Most 18-21 year olds want to, and why wouldn't they. If you're a bright 18 year old, it's a place full of other smart young people and books and smart old people and things to learn. If books aren't your speed, well, it's a four-year (or four-year-plus) bacchanalia. And as far as the kids know it's the key to whatever it is they want to do in life.

    That doesn't mean it's the only place they can function. It's the default, so they do it. That wasn't always true. 18-year-olds function perfectly well in non-college jobs, in the military, and in white-collar jobs before 1950 or 60 or 70.
  62. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    I think you're missing the Hidden Hand here. This is pure battle space preparation.

    Obviously, urban blacks and Latinos are the helpless victims of Enviro-Racial Social Injustice.

    Therefore they all need to be Section 8ed out to the boondocks, preferably in flyover Red states, where they can dilute the White vote (and ultimately flip the Senate), cause endless mayhem which will disrupt White social capital and further impede White family formation, further depress White birth rates, impregnate as many White girls as possible (always a plus), and also, oh, I don't know how this just happened by accident alongside everything else... free up vast acres of now-empty primo urban housing stock at low, LOW prices, to serve the gentrification needs of Goodwhites and, most importantly, (((Our Bestest Friends Forever))).

    Think of the Environmental Justice: Da'Travious and Yolanda get to breathe that fresh, clean country air, Bob's house gets burglarized, Sally gets raped, little Hunter's school is enriched/ruined, Burkittsville becomes unliveable, Kawanda DeAndre Washington gets elected to Congress, Israel Israelstein is the new senator from Dullston, and most importantly, Judah Shekelstein's real estate development company in Capital City is going blazes selling converted lofts and renovated brownstones to Jared, Madison, N'Gungche, Hotep, Mei-mei and Nusrallah.

    Won't somebody please, PLEASE think of the fair-trade coffee?

    Is it possible for local communities to block the construction of section 8 through zoning laws? Or will the feds just ram it through?

    What you need is a strong presence in every small town. Create outrage and force the local politicians to veto section 8 construction. Or even better, run for local politics yourself.

    • Replies: @athEIst
    Or will the feds just ram it through?

    Ever hear of the nullification crisis, Civil War, New Deal

    Go with the feds just ram it through?
    , @Alden
    It’s not possible to block the building of section 8

    They can’t build them in mountains and foothills though. But even towns in the mountains usually have some flat space big enough.
  63. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    I think you're missing the Hidden Hand here. This is pure battle space preparation.

    Obviously, urban blacks and Latinos are the helpless victims of Enviro-Racial Social Injustice.

    Therefore they all need to be Section 8ed out to the boondocks, preferably in flyover Red states, where they can dilute the White vote (and ultimately flip the Senate), cause endless mayhem which will disrupt White social capital and further impede White family formation, further depress White birth rates, impregnate as many White girls as possible (always a plus), and also, oh, I don't know how this just happened by accident alongside everything else... free up vast acres of now-empty primo urban housing stock at low, LOW prices, to serve the gentrification needs of Goodwhites and, most importantly, (((Our Bestest Friends Forever))).

    Think of the Environmental Justice: Da'Travious and Yolanda get to breathe that fresh, clean country air, Bob's house gets burglarized, Sally gets raped, little Hunter's school is enriched/ruined, Burkittsville becomes unliveable, Kawanda DeAndre Washington gets elected to Congress, Israel Israelstein is the new senator from Dullston, and most importantly, Judah Shekelstein's real estate development company in Capital City is going blazes selling converted lofts and renovated brownstones to Jared, Madison, N'Gungche, Hotep, Mei-mei and Nusrallah.

    Won't somebody please, PLEASE think of the fair-trade coffee?

    In a more just world, a man of your brilliance and political astuteness would be writing for the Onion, a late night talk show, the New Yorker or Family Guy. But this is clown world, so your genius is relegated to an obscure dissident website.

  64. @peterike

    To translate dollars spent on food into air pollution levels, the researchers traced money through the economy. Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the researchers can estimate, for example, how much grocery stores or restaurants spend on food. Eventually, these dollars are linked back to the primary emitters — the farms growing the food or the fuel that farmers buy to run their tractors.

     

    Yeah but just tracking dollars has no necessary relationship to "pollution." For example, as an ultra-privileged white person, I may spend $30 on filet mignon for dinner today, and that gets me about a pound of meat. Meanwhile, Jose over in the food desert part of town spends $15 at the store and gets four pounds of chopped meat for his tacos. Jose is consuming 4x the meat for 0.5x the cost. So who's created more "pollution"?

    Further, I may spend two or three times as much on vegetables because I buy organic. Jose buys the cheapest, pesticide laden vegetables he can find. I spent more, but I polluted considerably less.

    And that's not even comparing my new car to Jose's beater that goes around spewing smoke.

    in my experience “Food deserts” are mostly a black thing. Hispanics build the infrastructure to enjoy fresh produce because that’s the type of people they are. Same with poor asians. It’s really only blacks who live in food deserts because they have zero interest in eating a normal diet and no one would want to risk getting shot to build a decent grocery store around them anyway.

    • Replies: @Clyde

    Hispanics build the infrastructure to enjoy fresh produce because that’s the type of people they are. Same with poor Asians.
     
    Their (Asian and Hispanics) women are cooking at home, lots more than white women do. Too many white women view it as demeaning and slavery. And truthfully, I think they are clueless and untalented when it comes to cooking. They don't wanna know. Pig ignorance is bliss for them.

    When the wife/woman is cooking at home you are obviously going to be eating well and more healthy food.
  65. @Amigo
    Jonathan Lambert, the author of the NPR hit piece, suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2014. That injury along with his growing up as a bullied skinny white boy in Minnesota has effected his ability to reason clearly. Jonathan reminds me of an Argentinian fellow I once worked with who looked like he had it made. Tall, good looking and blonde, he was loved by women. Then he hit his head on the top of an elevator door while running/jumping to board and was knocked clean out. Several months later he decided he was gay.

    https://www.dallasnews.com/life/life/2018/08/24/different-still-whole-young-scientist-reflects-journey-back-brain-injury

    One major moral of this story which many people need to get is that situational awareness is always essential. Headphones AND not looking where he was walking when it was icy out? I can’t even relationship to that type of foolishness. Nowadays you see so many people utterly oblivious to their surroundings. It’s very strange to me.

    • Replies: @Anonym
    One major moral of this story which many people need to get is that situational awareness is always essential. Headphones AND not looking where he was walking when it was icy out? I can’t even relationship to that type of foolishness. Nowadays you see so many people utterly oblivious to their surroundings. It’s very strange to me.

    If everyone else is staring into their phones you don't need to consider them a threat, unless it's to avoid running into them, and that is what peripheral vision is for. Which also enables driving while reading iSteve, or so I've been told.
  66. @Steve Sailer
    I dunno. I checked my height about a year ago at the doctor's office and measured 6'4 1/8th" as usual. I can recall remarking my surprise to the nurse that I was still the same height.

    My weight is down into the 170s for the first time since maybe college. My goal is 175.

    “Troll” was an accident. Sometimes I really hate my iPhone.

    • Replies: @Oddsbodkins
    'Troll' was funny because it seemed like a gripe against bragging.
    , @Paleo Liberal
    Now Steve will be blocked from his own blog
  67. Time to zero year everyone at NPR. They can live as “low-pollution” organic farmers until they all starve to death.
    # polpotwasright

  68. @Amigo
    Jonathan Lambert, the author of the NPR hit piece, suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2014. That injury along with his growing up as a bullied skinny white boy in Minnesota has effected his ability to reason clearly. Jonathan reminds me of an Argentinian fellow I once worked with who looked like he had it made. Tall, good looking and blonde, he was loved by women. Then he hit his head on the top of an elevator door while running/jumping to board and was knocked clean out. Several months later he decided he was gay.

    https://www.dallasnews.com/life/life/2018/08/24/different-still-whole-young-scientist-reflects-journey-back-brain-injury

    That injury along with his growing up as a bullied skinny white boy in Minnesota has effected his ability to reason clearly.

    He grew up “outside” Minneapolis. That suggests his classmates were overwhelmingly white as well. Was he in one of the Brooklyns? Columbia Heights?

    The Kirns made sure little Walter Jr was safe. Their town, Marine-on-St-Croix, is sandwiched between a state park and a river.

  69. • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Steve why are there no Jewish names on this list?
     
    Daily Mail:

    William Rick Singer, the founder of Key Worldwide Foundation, had been identified as the mastermind behind the scandal.
     
    https://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/n6py9w/picture227458594/alternates/FREE_1140/Rick-Singer.jpg
    , @Harry Baldwin
    LOL--Steve's been talking about this for years. He even suggested $6 million as the price to get into Harvard.

    And he worked with parents to create fake athletic profiles for their children, including staging photographs and Photoshopping students’ faces onto stock images, to fill slots allotted by schools for student athletes.

    Actually, the universities have been doing the same thing for years, Photoshopping minorities into pictures of campus activities. I guess two can play at that game.
  70. • Replies: @Clyde
    That tweet should read -- "Five French ex-colonials arrested for raiding ATM machines in Phuket Thailand"
    , @Trevor H.
    Simply can't trust those Europeans anymore.
  71. Anonymous[279] • Disclaimer says:
    @PiltdownMan
    Somewhat predictable, but still, hard to resist...

    https://youtu.be/Cwt65tG2GI8

    That song always reminds me of the bleak UK winter of 1973/4 – when it was released – , Ted Heath, the Arab Oil embargo, the miners’ strike and subsequent power cuts and ‘three-day week’.

    – and fools claim Brexit ‘will wreck the economy’.

  72. Prescient observations from a “Welsh, English, Danish, Scottish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Swiss-German, and Dutch” family, from back when Los Angeles, city and county, had about two-thirds of today’s population:

    Never stop and they never die.
    They just keep on puffin’ how they multiply.
    Crazy horses, will they never halt?
    If they keep on movin’ then it’s all our fault.
    What a show, there they go smokin’ up the sky, yeah.
    Crazy horses all got riders, and they’re you and I.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    That’s pretty funky. I’d prefer that timeline to the Donny and Marie one we’re living in.
    , @danand
    Cæsar,

    My aunt, now in her late 70's, just last week went out to Vegas to catch a Donnie & Marie show. Reliving younger days I guess? She and her family (my cousins) happened to live a few houses down the street (Ogden Utah) from the Osmond's in the late 1960's. The cousins were childhood friends with the youngest of the Osmonds and "introduced" my sister and I to them when we were there over a summer. Have an old 8mm roll of the interactions in a container, but they'll likely never see light again. The youngest Osmond seemed a little taken with my sister, which annoyed her cousin Jenny.

  73. @PiltdownMan
    Here's a real-time, world-wide, air quality index map. Worth a look.

    Green is good, clean air. It's easy enough to zoom into Southern California. Eastern China and Northern India are terrible.


    http://www.aqicn.org/map/world

    It almost seems, from that map, that dense concentrations of automobiles clean the air. Of course, the real story is the shift of industrial jobs to the Second World.

    That’s the most PC map I’ve seen in a while. Not only are every country and city labeled in their own language, but in their own writing system as well.

  74. Well, if illegals can vote, nothing wrong with undocumented test-taking.

    • Replies: @danand
    Asagirian,

    Update 3/12/2019 2:54PM EST: It was also disclosed that Willkie Farr & Gallagher Co-Chairman Gordon R. Caplan has been charged. Caplan, described in the complaint as “an attorney and the co-chairman of an international law firm based in New York”, is reportedly said to have donated $75,000 to the brokering entity in question in order to have SAT test administrators correct his daughter's answers after she finished it.
     
    Gordon's from the wrong Kaplans, otherwise could have saved the $75K, not to mention the likely conviction & accompanying embarrassment.
  75. Remember when The Respectables were trying to have Tucker Carlson fired for mentioning that Latinos litter a lot?

    Still trying to strip away Tucker’s advertisers, in order to get him fired. Media Matters came out the other day with tapes from 2010 or so with Tucker calling into a radio show and expressing himself. He had a once per week call in slot and he spoke more rawly than he does today.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6793597/Tucker-Carlson-called-Britney-Spears-whore-defended-statutory-rape-unearthed-radio-tapes.html

    The good news is that this new kerfuffle is not getting traction.
    Don’t you like how the Stalinist left tries to deprive us of free speech?

  76. @SunBakedSuburb
    You reference Ann Coulter quite a bit. Coulter is a cross between the skinny blond dude on the cover of the Power Windows album by the Canadian band Rush and a praying mantis. Her political provocateur act has grown skin tags. I caught about an hour of Heather MacDonald's in depth interview on CSPAN. She's a powerful critic of the cultural Marxist fever that is infecting our culture. She is worthy of your attention.

    Heather MacDonald ain’t got half the balls Ann Coulter has and Heather MacDonald is an over-educated NEO-CONSERVATIVE tart for some filthy shysters in New York City.

    Heather MacDonald is a half-hearted whore for the WASP/JEW ruling class of the American Empire and Ann Coulter is a Kentucky woman of some Kraut ancestry who is pounding the hollow log on one of the most important issues: IMMIGRATION.

    Ann Coulter don’t talk much central banking, but I doubt your gal Heather MacDonald is talking about that either.

    Two issues driving American politics:

    Demography

    Debt

    or,

    Mass Immigration

    Monetary Extremism

    I’ll say that Heather MacDonald and Ann Coulter have shown more balls than Trumpy has lately!

    Tweet from 2015:

  77. @Anon
    https://twitter.com/the_europeanist/status/1105521921221890049

    That tweet should read — “Five French ex-colonials arrested for raiding ATM machines in Phuket Thailand”

  78. @Steve Sailer
    Wow, that's really a sad story about the student who slipped and smacked his head. That hike up to Cornell U. from Ithaca is ridiculously steep -- the waterfall is insanely huge -- and often icy.

    Wow, that’s really a sad story about the student who slipped and smacked his head. That hike up to Cornell U. from Ithaca is ridiculously steep — the waterfall is insanely huge — and often icy.

    No winter ice for you to slip on where you live. A major plus for living in sunny California . A really bad slip can change your life forever. Let’s put a value on this of $300,000. Far better to pay higher California taxes over the years than suffer such a fall.

    • Replies: @Lot
    You can get this in much of NV TX FL with no state income tax.

    What you can’t get there are both mild winters and mild low humidity zero-rain summers.

    I use my AC maybe 40 days a year, and did fine without any AC at my old apartment. Utility gas is still very cheap in California, so average monthly heat/cooling costs are about $70 in summer, $40 in winter, and zero spring and fall.
  79. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    I think you're missing the Hidden Hand here. This is pure battle space preparation.

    Obviously, urban blacks and Latinos are the helpless victims of Enviro-Racial Social Injustice.

    Therefore they all need to be Section 8ed out to the boondocks, preferably in flyover Red states, where they can dilute the White vote (and ultimately flip the Senate), cause endless mayhem which will disrupt White social capital and further impede White family formation, further depress White birth rates, impregnate as many White girls as possible (always a plus), and also, oh, I don't know how this just happened by accident alongside everything else... free up vast acres of now-empty primo urban housing stock at low, LOW prices, to serve the gentrification needs of Goodwhites and, most importantly, (((Our Bestest Friends Forever))).

    Think of the Environmental Justice: Da'Travious and Yolanda get to breathe that fresh, clean country air, Bob's house gets burglarized, Sally gets raped, little Hunter's school is enriched/ruined, Burkittsville becomes unliveable, Kawanda DeAndre Washington gets elected to Congress, Israel Israelstein is the new senator from Dullston, and most importantly, Judah Shekelstein's real estate development company in Capital City is going blazes selling converted lofts and renovated brownstones to Jared, Madison, N'Gungche, Hotep, Mei-mei and Nusrallah.

    Won't somebody please, PLEASE think of the fair-trade coffee?

    Noice.

    But you left out the organic herbal compounding pharmacy.

    And the organic pot boutique spa, where you can smoke, soak, and get a poke from Ramon, your masseuse, who will do anything for a green card.

    And the combination organic hot yoga/pole dancing studio (method/genre/school identity protected via nondisclosure agreements signed by its participants/students/clients, a la Ramtha School of Enlightenment).

    And the left-handed feminist tranny of color bookstore (specializing in long angry screeds printed in rainbow ink ebonics, and other meme languages, on fold-out/origamiesque structures that are the post-post-post-modern equivalent of cootie-catchers [“fold your own ending!”]).

    And the First Nations art store (enrobed in an uninterrupted reticulum of carved and painted wings, beaks, flippers, and eyeballs).

    And the Fur Nations pet shop, where everything for sale is primate, bipedal, occasionally hairless, and has 46 chromosomes.

    (Next door, for the sake of Genetic Justice, to Potayto Potahto, the eatery whose menu consists of only Solanaceae, cooked and served only by people with trisomy 21, and decorated with cheerful murals of neckless brown people atop slanty piles of smooth stone, carving the hearts out of horrible white males.)

    All of which serve as fronts for laundering Ford Foundation (etc.) and SorosBux (TM) and BigLaw and Big Pharma and REIT and hedge fund and “deep state” money.

    Coz after all, the big boys are farming those snowflakes for profit at every level, and fair-trade coffee is SO 1999.

    As is Dolt Wrangling, whose best days are over now that white men and women are no longer the hot mother lode to mine for tax dollars.

    And honestly, by the time you finish a couple hours in THAT shopping district, a good old-fashioned raping by LeQuonDraeTayVaious and his half-dozen gentlemen friends apparently named by a female grunting in labor would constitute as close to nature as a well-off yogacat lady is going to get, so we oughtn’t be surprised that her natural instinct for self preservation was left somewhere in the early 1990s. Where they didn’t even have yoga pants and sports bras, ew.

  80. @BigDickNick
    in my experience "Food deserts" are mostly a black thing. Hispanics build the infrastructure to enjoy fresh produce because that's the type of people they are. Same with poor asians. It's really only blacks who live in food deserts because they have zero interest in eating a normal diet and no one would want to risk getting shot to build a decent grocery store around them anyway.

    Hispanics build the infrastructure to enjoy fresh produce because that’s the type of people they are. Same with poor Asians.

    Their (Asian and Hispanics) women are cooking at home, lots more than white women do. Too many white women view it as demeaning and slavery. And truthfully, I think they are clueless and untalented when it comes to cooking. They don’t wanna know. Pig ignorance is bliss for them.

    When the wife/woman is cooking at home you are obviously going to be eating well and more healthy food.

    • Replies: @Alden
    Ever looked at Hispanics? They’re the most obese group in America. Beans rice and tortillas are just high calorie carbs

    Maybe your wife doesn’t cook, and considers cooking demeaning slavery but most White wives and mothers do cook.

    All you White guys constantly criticizing White womenswear makes me wonder about the women in your lives.
    , @Alden
    My local library which I walk past all the time has a huge poster that can be read from the sidewalk in the window. It’s in Spanish. It urges Hispanics to apply for the food card as a way of fighting Hispanic obesity. The gist of the poster is that they need the food card because otherwise they won’t buy fruits and vegetables and won’t feed their families healthy food. Also some stats about how much Hispanic obesity costs the health system. The poster isn’t in English just Spanish

    I see Hispanic women all the time who weigh about 100 pounds more than I do. It’s unusual to see a Hispanic women whose just normal chubby

    Those free nursery schools and after school care programs a have lessons for Hispanic mothers about cooking and healthy food because Hispanic children and Hispanics are so grossly obese.

    There are hourly ads in TV featuring Hispanic women bringing in a bag of groceries, fruit and vegetables and other healthy food. Then the Hispanic woman talks about how she is fighting her children’s obesity with fruit and vegetables and healthy food. Obviously there’s no need to harangue White woken about healthy food and obese children.

    The anti fast food liberals are always publishing articles and lectures that Hispanics are the biggest consumers of unhealthy obesity causing burgers and fries.

    You are just a misogynistic incel loser who hates White woman. Just because your mother didn’t cook for you and your wife ( if you have one) doesn’t cook for you doesn’t mean other White men’s wives don’t cook healthy food.

    Your claim that Hispanic women cook healthy food for their families is ridiculous in the face of Hispanic obesity child hood diabetes heart and vascular problems and other health problems because of what they eat.


    You can’t have ever seen a Hispanic in your life if you think they eat healthy

    But your irrational neurotic hatred of White women causes you to blurt our nonsense that Hispanic women cook healthy meals and White women refuse to cook. Your mother and wife who consider cooking demeaning slavery are the White women you know, not other White women
  81. A couple of rants ago mentioned that whites goaded lefty peaceniks by simply being. That was satire. This is also satire.

    Future headline: “White People Found to Be a Waste of Space.”

    In the near future, it won’t be.

    I think the next step will be to install meters on our windpipes to cutoff the flow of air if we breathe too much, as when voicing protest. If that doesn’t work, then kill swithches need to be installed on our spinal chords.

  82. @JMcG
    You have it right. I believe the motorcycle manufacturers went with California only models for a while longer. They used to put an aluminum plug over the carburetor adjustment screws which everyone immediately drilled out. I’m not as interested as I once was, but my understanding is that increasingly sophisticated fuel management software has obviated the need for separate standards.
    I remember reading an article in one of the magazines years ago in which they described measuring the tailpipe emissions of a Honda? Civic? in the L.A. basin. The air coming out of the exhaust pipe was cleaner than that going in the intake.

    JMcG,

    Your belief/memory of the way it was is right. I drilled out a few of those plugs back in the late 70’s early ’80. The plugs were near universal for both motorbike and auto carbs sold in CA. I still have one of those carbs, plugs intact, in the garage.

    From the EPA:

    “Cleaner Cars, Trucks, and Fuels
    Compared to 1970 vehicle models, new cars, SUVs and pickup trucks are roughly 99 percent cleaner for common pollutants (hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and particle emissions). New heavy-duty trucks and buses are roughly 99 percent cleaner than 1970 models.”

    Also according to the EPA, maybe California deserves some thanks?

    Contributions to the U.S. Economy
    Efforts to reduce air pollution from transportation have proven to be cost effective. For every one dollar spent on programs to reduce emissions, the American people receive nine dollars of benefits to public health and the environment.

    Every dollar spent to reduce emissions from mobile sources under the Clean Air Act results in nine dollars of benefits to public health, the environment, productivity, and consumer savings.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    Thanks. I don’t buy the cost/benefit analysis from any government agency though.
    I remember my first flight in a small airplane, in late 79 or early 1980. We climbed out of a suburban Philadelphia airport and saw the brown smog dome over Philadelphia. I was appalled. It was truly horrifying to think that people breathed that stuff
    I fly small airplanes myself now, started over twenty years ago- I’ve never seen that pollution dome over any major city since.
    Clean air is good in and of itself, priceless even. I’m glad that California did what it did and that it was effective. I’m also glad that those who were so inclined could pretty easily work out ways to get around it. It’s the best of all possible worlds.
  83. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    I think you're missing the Hidden Hand here. This is pure battle space preparation.

    Obviously, urban blacks and Latinos are the helpless victims of Enviro-Racial Social Injustice.

    Therefore they all need to be Section 8ed out to the boondocks, preferably in flyover Red states, where they can dilute the White vote (and ultimately flip the Senate), cause endless mayhem which will disrupt White social capital and further impede White family formation, further depress White birth rates, impregnate as many White girls as possible (always a plus), and also, oh, I don't know how this just happened by accident alongside everything else... free up vast acres of now-empty primo urban housing stock at low, LOW prices, to serve the gentrification needs of Goodwhites and, most importantly, (((Our Bestest Friends Forever))).

    Think of the Environmental Justice: Da'Travious and Yolanda get to breathe that fresh, clean country air, Bob's house gets burglarized, Sally gets raped, little Hunter's school is enriched/ruined, Burkittsville becomes unliveable, Kawanda DeAndre Washington gets elected to Congress, Israel Israelstein is the new senator from Dullston, and most importantly, Judah Shekelstein's real estate development company in Capital City is going blazes selling converted lofts and renovated brownstones to Jared, Madison, N'Gungche, Hotep, Mei-mei and Nusrallah.

    Won't somebody please, PLEASE think of the fair-trade coffee?

    lol….. I like all the names you cooked up.

  84. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    I think you're missing the Hidden Hand here. This is pure battle space preparation.

    Obviously, urban blacks and Latinos are the helpless victims of Enviro-Racial Social Injustice.

    Therefore they all need to be Section 8ed out to the boondocks, preferably in flyover Red states, where they can dilute the White vote (and ultimately flip the Senate), cause endless mayhem which will disrupt White social capital and further impede White family formation, further depress White birth rates, impregnate as many White girls as possible (always a plus), and also, oh, I don't know how this just happened by accident alongside everything else... free up vast acres of now-empty primo urban housing stock at low, LOW prices, to serve the gentrification needs of Goodwhites and, most importantly, (((Our Bestest Friends Forever))).

    Think of the Environmental Justice: Da'Travious and Yolanda get to breathe that fresh, clean country air, Bob's house gets burglarized, Sally gets raped, little Hunter's school is enriched/ruined, Burkittsville becomes unliveable, Kawanda DeAndre Washington gets elected to Congress, Israel Israelstein is the new senator from Dullston, and most importantly, Judah Shekelstein's real estate development company in Capital City is going blazes selling converted lofts and renovated brownstones to Jared, Madison, N'Gungche, Hotep, Mei-mei and Nusrallah.

    Won't somebody please, PLEASE think of the fair-trade coffee?

    Aw jeez, Germ, now you’ve done it.

    Tom Turtle on the topic of yoga pants and sports bras.

    http://mileswmathis.com/tom8.pdf

  85. OT from today’s UK Mail

    Jussie Smollett strutted into his hearing this afternoon where a judge ruled that cameras will be allowed for his arraignment this week, but it’s up to the case’s appointed presiding judge to determine the use of cameras for all future proceedings.

    The Empire actor arrived at Cook County criminal court around 11am CST wearing reflective sunglasses and offering a slight smile.

    He was not required to be there, but reportedly chose to attend the hearing to prove he intends to be an active participant in his defense. He entered with Tina Glandian, a lawyer from his attorney Mark Geragos’ firm.

    A judge ruled that cameras will be allowed for his arraignment on Thursday
    His lawyer was in favor of cameras saying ‘In light of the misinformation in the case, the defense actually welcomes cameras in the courtroom’
    After his arraignment, the judge who is assigned to preside over the case can decide on the use of cameras for all future proceedings
    Smollett entered with Tina Glandian, a lawyer from attorney Mark Geragos’ firm

    Since his charges, he’s been written off the final episodes of Empire
    The fifth season of Empire premieres on Wednesday and Smollett was notably absent from all of the show’s promotional photos for the new season

  86. @PiltdownMan

    ...I hiked up the hill to campus at Cornell University....Twenty-two minutes...
     
    Given the length of the walk, Jonathan Lambert almost certainly walked up Buffalo Street in Ithaca which is steep and straight, about a 300' rise from Ithaca Commons, downtown. The other approaches to campus are at an angle, and less steep. It's a tough walk when it is cold, windy and icy.

    Poor guy. What a stroke of terribly bad luck.

    https://www.cs.cornell.edu/batkin/photos/ithaca.buffalo.street.winter.jpg

    Memories of parallel parking on Buffalo street in winter: Good times!

  87. OT: Is this a Title IX scandal? An affirmative action affair? Hollywood girls admitted to Yale and USC via corrupt women’s soccer and rowing coaches. Lots of iSteve angles here.

    https://nypost.com/2019/03/12/lori-loughlin-felicity-huffman-busted-in-college-admissions-cheating-scandal/

    • Replies: @Clyde

    OT: Is this a Title IX scandal? An affirmative action affair? Hollywood girls admitted to Yale and USC via corrupt women’s soccer and rowing coaches. Lots of iSteve angles here.
     
    This scandal has a number of angles such as tax evasion because tax deductible payments were made to a charity that Mr Singer operated. He then bribed the right people, from people in university athletic departments, to SAT test proctors. Unfolding, and this will only get more interesting.

    Partly a Title IX scandal in that Title IX gives us bloated woman's athletic departments that are given more money than what they know what to with. So they hand out lots of athletic scholarships. Two of the girls were put on their college crew (rowing) teams with scholarships via falsification (hyping) of their crew experiences in high school. People were bribed in the university to do this. Then once in college the girls faked injuries to get off any real rowing and competing.

  88. @Tiny Duck
    What? People with all the resources harm those without? What a revelation!!

    A reminder that racism is a structural problem and not just one of personal morality or ideology.

    Systemic injustice right down to the literal building blocks of life

    suurbs w/ 3-4 car garages filled with SUVs for every driving member over age 16 - yep, sounds white er right.

    Nikole Hannah Jones has pointed out the devastating effects of segregation. This is why we need legislation and actions of a personal level to stop white flight and use education to counter white fragility.

    Nikole Hannah Jones has pointed out

    You misspelled Lennurd Pittsnogle. Come on Duck, you’re slipping.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Has anyone else noticed that both TD and Corvinus have been absent for a while, yet both reappear at the same time?
  89. @Charles Pewitt
    Ron Paul and Rand Paul say the government ain't no good and it won't do nothing right.

    Ron Paul must have noticed that Pittsburgh ain't as polluted with bad air like it used to be. That's bad grammar, but I ain't fixin' it.

    Satellite view says ruling class plots involving the de-industrialization of the USA had just as much to do with cleaning up polluted, dirty air in the USA as government clean air regulations and laws.

    Bringing up that Kraut Ron Paul and his home state of Pennsylvania gives me the chance to mention my GERMAN STRATEGY notion about Trump winning the votes of the Great Lakes states and the fact that those states are loaded the Hell up with Krauts. I love Krauts that are lovable.

    The ruling class of the American Empire used the de-industrialization of the USA to export the pollution to other nations and to make money on the cheap labor arbitrage action.

    Omar might be suggesting that Trump's hot air about protecting Medicare and Medicaid was dirty, polluted campaign outgassing rhetoric designed to get the votes of White geezers in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and other states. Trumpy was screaming about protecting Medicare and now he wants to take a meat cleaver to Medicare. Trumpy is backstabbing the White voter base that got him elected.

    This Omar broad is firing with both barrels at the ruling class rats in the USA. Trump is a whore for the ruling class.

    Trumpy's dishonest outgassings are polluted, dirty air that must be challenged from the Sam Francis patriotic wing of the GOP in the 2020 Republican Party presidential primary.

    It is a disgusting disgrace that we have to import a Somali broad to question US foreign policy blunders and the influence of the ISRAEL FIRST LOBBY. Now Omar is bringing up the plundering of Medicare by treasonous Trump and the ruling class plutocrat rats:

    https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/1105181112027017216

    She absolutely is 100% correct here. BTW, wouldn’t now be a prefect time to troll Democrats with fact that >50% of their funding comes from individuals with Jewish sounding last names?

  90. @Lot
    My tall father, in his early 60s now, has shrunk about 1 inch, possibly a little more.

    You don’t look nearly that thin in your photos. What’s the peak weight?

    Tall men with short and soft-spoken wives probably shrink the most from bending down over decades to hear them.

    Tall men with short and soft-spoken wives probably shrink the most from bending down over decades to hear them.

    Work on front raises and lift her face to face. You can even walk while you talk.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    Knew a guy who smashed his junk using a plate like that.
    , @Lot
    What if your girlfriend weighs 275? Asking for a friend.
    , @Jim Christian
    Corvinus and Tinyduck gonna get a chubby.
  91. @Pe
    Steve why are there no Jewish names on this list?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6799945/Lori-Loughlin-Felicity-Huffman-implicated-massive-college-entrance-exam-cheating-scandal.html

    Steve why are there no Jewish names on this list?

    Daily Mail:

    William Rick Singer, the founder of Key Worldwide Foundation, had been identified as the mastermind behind the scandal.

    • LOL: Malcolm X-Lax
    • Replies: @Clyde
    OT
    Lori Loughlin's YouTube star daughter is being mercilessly trolled on social media after her mother was among those charged in a plot to help wealthy Americans cheat their children's way into universities. Olivia Jade Giannulli, who is the 19-year-old daughter of Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli, started attending classes at the University of Southern California last year. Her parents were charged on Tuesday for allegedly paying $500,000 to get Olivia into USC as a fake rowing recruit. They also have another daughter 20-year-old Isabella who also attends USC. The teen, who goes by Olivia Jade on her YouTube channel, was immediately slammed on her social media accounts by those who accused her of taking away another student's place at the college.

    lulz...fake rowing recruit
    , @Trevor H.
    Yeah. Can't help but notice that the U.S. MSM are treating this as a 'Hollywood Celebrity' story, and Mr. Singer is barely mentioned at all, way down near the bottom of the articles from most outlets. Some don't mention him at all.
  92. @Reg Cæsar
    Prescient observations from a "Welsh, English, Danish, Scottish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Swiss-German, and Dutch" family, from back when Los Angeles, city and county, had about two-thirds of today's population:

    Never stop and they never die.
    They just keep on puffin' how they multiply.
    Crazy horses, will they never halt?
    If they keep on movin' then it's all our fault.
    What a show, there they go smokin' up the sky, yeah.
    Crazy horses all got riders, and they're you and I.



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

    That’s pretty funky. I’d prefer that timeline to the Donny and Marie one we’re living in.

  93. @Eric Novak
    Shrinkage is a myth. I was 6' 4" (6' 3 3/4" ) in 1990, three years after high school graduation, and was measured for height yesterday at the office of a new GP, three months after my 50th birthday. The measurement has not changed.

    It is not a myth, but depending on weight (good job, Steve!), postural habits, line of work, and the kind of sport/exercise you do, shrinkage might not begin until your late 60s/early 70s.

    50 is too early for most. Some very active athletes might actually be slightly shorter during their career in their 20s than at 55.

  94. Anon[144] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: The Academic bribery scandal. Why would the elite try to bribe their way into elite schools? Most of them could get in anyway without a problem. You just identify yourself to the starstruck admissions officials. Plus, there are plenty of top-tier schools available if your kid doesn’t get into Harvard. Frankly, our rich elite kids have a history of not being quite so obsessed with getting into their school of choice. There’s an old saying that once your daddy makes over a certain amount of money, their kids don’t care about doing well in school anymore because they’ve got trust funds and fat inheritances to take care of everything.

    In England, the richest people in the country don’t go to Oxford or Cambridge, and they don’t care. They go to Cirencester, the Royal Agricultural College, because the rich over there own large landed estates which need management. Many Sloane Ranger British women don’t go to college at all and don’t mind. They don’t need to find rich husbands by making connections at college because they already move among the social circles of people who are even richer and more powerful.

    I wonder if this is the effect of the internet, which makes envious people even more envious and striving for what they don’t have. It’s certainly made the whole 3rd world want to move to the Europe or the US. Maybe the internet has made even the elite feel insecure unless they achieve certain goals.

  95. @Steve Sailer
    Wow, that's really a sad story about the student who slipped and smacked his head. That hike up to Cornell U. from Ithaca is ridiculously steep -- the waterfall is insanely huge -- and often icy.

    My father went to college there. He told me they could tell which girls were not freshman: The muscles in their legs were more developed, from walking up and down hill. That is to say, they had better legs.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    That sounds like an observation from the mini-skirt era.
    , @Alden
    Do men think muscular women’s legs attractive? They’re ugly.
  96. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence_(short_story)

    When can we have robot leaders and politicians? They might be more logical and factual.

    • Replies: @Priss Factor
    Who should run against Trump in GOP primaries?

    How about Mecha-Trump? We make a perfect Trump who is factual and logical and programmed to be incapable of lies and betrayal. Mecha-Trump shames human Trump as all talk and no walk.
  97. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    OT: Is this a Title IX scandal? An affirmative action affair? Hollywood girls admitted to Yale and USC via corrupt women's soccer and rowing coaches. Lots of iSteve angles here.

    https://nypost.com/2019/03/12/lori-loughlin-felicity-huffman-busted-in-college-admissions-cheating-scandal/

    OT: Is this a Title IX scandal? An affirmative action affair? Hollywood girls admitted to Yale and USC via corrupt women’s soccer and rowing coaches. Lots of iSteve angles here.

    This scandal has a number of angles such as tax evasion because tax deductible payments were made to a charity that Mr Singer operated. He then bribed the right people, from people in university athletic departments, to SAT test proctors. Unfolding, and this will only get more interesting.

    Partly a Title IX scandal in that Title IX gives us bloated woman’s athletic departments that are given more money than what they know what to with. So they hand out lots of athletic scholarships. Two of the girls were put on their college crew (rowing) teams with scholarships via falsification (hyping) of their crew experiences in high school. People were bribed in the university to do this. Then once in college the girls faked injuries to get off any real rowing and competing.

  98. @JMcG
    California is such a large car market that the dictates of the California Air Resources Board were generally followed by all the car manufacturers. So we all paid for platinum catalytic converters so that Steve could breathe easier.

    The C.A.R.B., for those who don’t know, runs, or I should say, ruins, a lot of things. I had to stock up on the old recipe of Olympic Water Stain, as the new non-VOC stuff didn’t look at all the same, and I didn’t trust it. I made the effort to get ahold of the people in Cleveland, Ohio, I recall. They told me, no, there is no more old formula per California Air Resources Board, so go look around and get the old stuff while you can.

    No, you can’t have any of my old-formula Olympic Water Seal, not even an ounce. I can’t spare an ounce, as it’s gotta last a lifetime. I have lots of ammo with which to guard my Olympic Water Seal.

    How about those dicked-up spouts that come with every single gasoline can? I got some old ones of those too. Fighting the CARB every day is like a part time job, one about which I have a post planned.

    Steve is on the money with this part about the rest of the country paying for Southern California’s pollution problem. Without Big-Gov, of course, it could have gone a lot differently.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    Yeah, the gas can spouts are bullsh*t. I think Bezos made at least 10% of his billions selling the old nozzles on Amaz*n. I know thats added up to 10% of my purchases anyways.
  99. @Stan Adams
    “Troll” was an accident. Sometimes I really hate my iPhone.

    ‘Troll’ was funny because it seemed like a gripe against bragging.

  100. …air pollution is disproportionately caused by white Americans’ [production] of goods and services…

    FIFY

  101. If you think pollution is gone in the US, you like lies.

    And anyhow, your ilk loves pollution. Because it helps rich people. And you love rich people. And disgusting chemicals. Because both of them are libertarian.

  102. @Priss Factor
    Well, if illegals can vote, nothing wrong with undocumented test-taking.

    https://twitter.com/ramzpaul/status/1105478963000950784

    Asagirian,

    Update 3/12/2019 2:54PM EST: It was also disclosed that Willkie Farr & Gallagher Co-Chairman Gordon R. Caplan has been charged. Caplan, described in the complaint as “an attorney and the co-chairman of an international law firm based in New York”, is reportedly said to have donated $75,000 to the brokering entity in question in order to have SAT test administrators correct his daughter’s answers after she finished it.

    Gordon’s from the wrong Kaplans, otherwise could have saved the $75K, not to mention the likely conviction & accompanying embarrassment.

  103. @Priss Factor
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence_(short_story)

    When can we have robot leaders and politicians? They might be more logical and factual.

    https://twitter.com/AndrewYangVFA/status/1105532783219408908

    Who should run against Trump in GOP primaries?

    How about Mecha-Trump? We make a perfect Trump who is factual and logical and programmed to be incapable of lies and betrayal. Mecha-Trump shames human Trump as all talk and no walk.

  104. @JMcG
    You have it right. I believe the motorcycle manufacturers went with California only models for a while longer. They used to put an aluminum plug over the carburetor adjustment screws which everyone immediately drilled out. I’m not as interested as I once was, but my understanding is that increasingly sophisticated fuel management software has obviated the need for separate standards.
    I remember reading an article in one of the magazines years ago in which they described measuring the tailpipe emissions of a Honda? Civic? in the L.A. basin. The air coming out of the exhaust pipe was cleaner than that going in the intake.

    “I remember reading an article in one of the magazines years ago in which they described measuring the tailpipe emissions of a Honda? Civic? in the L.A. basin. The air coming out of the exhaust pipe was cleaner than that going in the intake.”

    That’s hilarious if it’s true .

  105. @PiltdownMan
    Somewhat predictable, but still, hard to resist...

    https://youtu.be/Cwt65tG2GI8

    The lead singer looks like a middle class house wife .

  106. Anonymous[536] • Disclaimer says:

    Off topic, but I know you are sooper interested in college admissions from the general IQ bent (as well as your boy):

    There is a scandal in the news about people paying for cheating into premier colleges (actresses and sh…stuff.)

    I’m not really part of that world but sort of glanced along it. Worked for McHarvard. Replace the Harvard with a K. Perfect GREs. And dated sister of a (really top notch and by SMPY-judged) big wheel in professariat. Weird thing being at a party with her friends. Sort of fun to talk to people so mother effing top notch. But couldn’t help wondering how many of them I want as my cell mate in POW camp (versus a USNA rugby player). I ended up feeling like the genuine girl in the KSR novel who bails from the beautiful people. (Of course my date/host was irked, because girls/hormones/etc. I don’t think she ever got the culture clash though…somehow those peeps are not as smart as they think they are.)

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    How big is the rest of the iceberg? Is this tip of the spear? Or most of it?
  107. Anonymous[141] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous
    Off topic, but I know you are sooper interested in college admissions from the general IQ bent (as well as your boy):

    There is a scandal in the news about people paying for cheating into premier colleges (actresses and sh...stuff.)

    I'm not really part of that world but sort of glanced along it. Worked for McHarvard. Replace the Harvard with a K. Perfect GREs. And dated sister of a (really top notch and by SMPY-judged) big wheel in professariat. Weird thing being at a party with her friends. Sort of fun to talk to people so mother effing top notch. But couldn't help wondering how many of them I want as my cell mate in POW camp (versus a USNA rugby player). I ended up feeling like the genuine girl in the KSR novel who bails from the beautiful people. (Of course my date/host was irked, because girls/hormones/etc. I don't think she ever got the culture clash though...somehow those peeps are not as smart as they think they are.)

    How big is the rest of the iceberg? Is this tip of the spear? Or most of it?

  108. @Reg Cæsar
    Prescient observations from a "Welsh, English, Danish, Scottish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Swiss-German, and Dutch" family, from back when Los Angeles, city and county, had about two-thirds of today's population:

    Never stop and they never die.
    They just keep on puffin' how they multiply.
    Crazy horses, will they never halt?
    If they keep on movin' then it's all our fault.
    What a show, there they go smokin' up the sky, yeah.
    Crazy horses all got riders, and they're you and I.



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

    Cæsar,

    My aunt, now in her late 70’s, just last week went out to Vegas to catch a Donnie & Marie show. Reliving younger days I guess? She and her family (my cousins) happened to live a few houses down the street (Ogden Utah) from the Osmond’s in the late 1960’s. The cousins were childhood friends with the youngest of the Osmonds and “introduced” my sister and I to them when we were there over a summer. Have an old 8mm roll of the interactions in a container, but they’ll likely never see light again. The youngest Osmond seemed a little taken with my sister, which annoyed her cousin Jenny.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    That's an interesting tale. It really is a small world. Please introduce that film to the world. And please excuse me but I can't help myself: "my sister and me"
  109. @Clyde

    Wow, that’s really a sad story about the student who slipped and smacked his head. That hike up to Cornell U. from Ithaca is ridiculously steep — the waterfall is insanely huge — and often icy.
     
    No winter ice for you to slip on where you live. A major plus for living in sunny California . A really bad slip can change your life forever. Let's put a value on this of $300,000. Far better to pay higher California taxes over the years than suffer such a fall.

    You can get this in much of NV TX FL with no state income tax.

    What you can’t get there are both mild winters and mild low humidity zero-rain summers.

    I use my AC maybe 40 days a year, and did fine without any AC at my old apartment. Utility gas is still very cheap in California, so average monthly heat/cooling costs are about $70 in summer, $40 in winter, and zero spring and fall.

    • Replies: @donut
    My mother used to live in Bequia SVG . No matter what time of year I went down there the weather was good and humidity low . Once I called her and she was going on about the cold spell they were going through , after a couple of minutes of tales of the Arctic Vortex I asked what the temp. was : 70 F.
  110. @Pe
    Steve why are there no Jewish names on this list?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6799945/Lori-Loughlin-Felicity-Huffman-implicated-massive-college-entrance-exam-cheating-scandal.html

    LOL–Steve’s been talking about this for years. He even suggested $6 million as the price to get into Harvard.

    And he worked with parents to create fake athletic profiles for their children, including staging photographs and Photoshopping students’ faces onto stock images, to fill slots allotted by schools for student athletes.

    Actually, the universities have been doing the same thing for years, Photoshopping minorities into pictures of campus activities. I guess two can play at that game.

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
    My son is a non-white athlete in an extremely white sport.

    There have been times when photographers made sure to include him or the other rare non-white kids. I like to think it is because he is so photogenic.
    , @Barnard
    This is different than Steve's previous inquiry to find out how much it would cost to bribe your way into Harvard. The schools themselves were not complicit in these bribes, which is why they faked athletic profiles and SAT results. The other unusual thing here is that at least some of these families (Elizabeth Kimmel, Augstin Huneeus) could have afforded the traditional bribe to the school in the form of a tax deductible gift. Did they just do this way to save money?
  111. @Anon
    California passed pollution laws that were stricter than laws nationwide, which raised the price of cars sold in California, and for various practical reasons car makers for the most part had to just sell the California models nationwide at the higher prices.

    The last thing I remember before I left California was that the Southern California pollution authorities were on the verge of outlawing barbecuing. It sounded crazy, but the numbers and the science was convincing. The fact that it never happened must mean (1) car improvements got the pollution low enough that further cuts were not useful, or (2) the sacred cultural custom of blacks barbecuing anywhere and everywhere would have been harmed, and dat's jus' racis'.

    IIRC they got the car pollution down low enough in LA that they could notice a blip on the weekends caused by lawn mowers and recreational boating.

    These days battery electric are so good you wouldn’t buy a gas mower for a moderate sized lawn. But that just shifts the problem to the power stations unless you have rooftop solar. How clean are they?

  112. @Steve Sailer
    I dunno. I checked my height about a year ago at the doctor's office and measured 6'4 1/8th" as usual. I can recall remarking my surprise to the nurse that I was still the same height.

    My weight is down into the 170s for the first time since maybe college. My goal is 175.

    It’s pretty cool you are doing the whole calorie restricted diet thing for longevity, Steve. I hope you are around for a long time.

  113. @AndrewR
    One major moral of this story which many people need to get is that situational awareness is always essential. Headphones AND not looking where he was walking when it was icy out? I can't even relationship to that type of foolishness. Nowadays you see so many people utterly oblivious to their surroundings. It's very strange to me.

    One major moral of this story which many people need to get is that situational awareness is always essential. Headphones AND not looking where he was walking when it was icy out? I can’t even relationship to that type of foolishness. Nowadays you see so many people utterly oblivious to their surroundings. It’s very strange to me.

    If everyone else is staring into their phones you don’t need to consider them a threat, unless it’s to avoid running into them, and that is what peripheral vision is for. Which also enables driving while reading iSteve, or so I’ve been told.

  114. @Father O'Hara
    I kind of like segregation.

    Who doesn’t! It’s not like US heritage Blacks, Caribbean Blacks, East Asias, South Asians, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Central Americans, Cubans etc all want to live in proportional representation on the same block, or even (or especially!) within shooting distance of each other.

  115. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    I think you're missing the Hidden Hand here. This is pure battle space preparation.

    Obviously, urban blacks and Latinos are the helpless victims of Enviro-Racial Social Injustice.

    Therefore they all need to be Section 8ed out to the boondocks, preferably in flyover Red states, where they can dilute the White vote (and ultimately flip the Senate), cause endless mayhem which will disrupt White social capital and further impede White family formation, further depress White birth rates, impregnate as many White girls as possible (always a plus), and also, oh, I don't know how this just happened by accident alongside everything else... free up vast acres of now-empty primo urban housing stock at low, LOW prices, to serve the gentrification needs of Goodwhites and, most importantly, (((Our Bestest Friends Forever))).

    Think of the Environmental Justice: Da'Travious and Yolanda get to breathe that fresh, clean country air, Bob's house gets burglarized, Sally gets raped, little Hunter's school is enriched/ruined, Burkittsville becomes unliveable, Kawanda DeAndre Washington gets elected to Congress, Israel Israelstein is the new senator from Dullston, and most importantly, Judah Shekelstein's real estate development company in Capital City is going blazes selling converted lofts and renovated brownstones to Jared, Madison, N'Gungche, Hotep, Mei-mei and Nusrallah.

    Won't somebody please, PLEASE think of the fair-trade coffee?

    Best comment of the year, I reckon.

  116. @Anon
    "I'm 6-foot-4."

    You're 60 years old, Steve. Trust me, you're no longer 6-foot-4. Your doctor has a cheat proof thing he can measure you on. Check it out the next time your in his office.

    No need to change your drivers license. That's understood to be high school graduation height.

    Doesn’t lifestyle have some effect? Physical labor v, brain work, etc? Like when baseball pitchers’ arms end up longer?

    I was always measured at 6’3, but after almost 20 years of lifting weights, it feels like my spine has compressed somewhat. Forgive my ignorance, but that’s how it feels, and I’m between 6’2 and 6’3 now when I get my physical.

    It’s not like they were checking my measurables at the NFL combine. I was usually standing in socks on some rickety stadiometer, so I have no idea. Might be my imagination.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    Time of day has an effect. Gravity compresses your spine throughout the day, and it decompresses while you sleep, so you're taller when you wake up than when you go to bed. Like 1/2" or so, IIRC, though obviously it's a function of your height.
  117. Can’t argue with the premise of this article. I see lots of blacks and latinos in Buffalo driving shopping carts, sometimes pulled by a bike. What pollution?

  118. We don’t need a study to tell us about the gap in who pays for the welfare state, and who consumes it. We just need a mass media that doesn’t hide it.

  119. We’d pull alert at March AFB when Reagan was at the ranch, and there were many days when you couldn’t see the San Bernardino mountains because of the smog. What was interesting was the occasional night rain, when you could smell the lime in the concrete ramp being eaten by the acid rain. I used to occasionally jog while there, but more often than not found it useful to come out to the aircraft to hit the oxygen for a few minutes.

  120. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Doesn't lifestyle have some effect? Physical labor v, brain work, etc? Like when baseball pitchers' arms end up longer?

    I was always measured at 6'3, but after almost 20 years of lifting weights, it feels like my spine has compressed somewhat. Forgive my ignorance, but that's how it feels, and I'm between 6'2 and 6'3 now when I get my physical.

    It's not like they were checking my measurables at the NFL combine. I was usually standing in socks on some rickety stadiometer, so I have no idea. Might be my imagination.

    Time of day has an effect. Gravity compresses your spine throughout the day, and it decompresses while you sleep, so you’re taller when you wake up than when you go to bed. Like 1/2″ or so, IIRC, though obviously it’s a function of your height.

  121. @Stan Adams
    “Troll” was an accident. Sometimes I really hate my iPhone.

    Now Steve will be blocked from his own blog

  122. @Harry Baldwin
    LOL--Steve's been talking about this for years. He even suggested $6 million as the price to get into Harvard.

    And he worked with parents to create fake athletic profiles for their children, including staging photographs and Photoshopping students’ faces onto stock images, to fill slots allotted by schools for student athletes.

    Actually, the universities have been doing the same thing for years, Photoshopping minorities into pictures of campus activities. I guess two can play at that game.

    My son is a non-white athlete in an extremely white sport.

    There have been times when photographers made sure to include him or the other rare non-white kids. I like to think it is because he is so photogenic.

    • Replies: @Clyde

    My son is a non-white athlete in an extremely white sport.
     
    1-Curling
    2-Lacrosse
    3-ice hockey
    , @Kibernetika
    My son is a non-white athlete in an extremely white sport. There have been times when photographers made sure to include him or the other rare non-white kids. I like to think it is because he is so photogenic.

    We have answers for you.

    You're presenting with symptoms associated with Sailer's Syndrome. You are noticing things. Sometimes noticed patterns disturb.

    The good news is that your son is, in all likelihood, both photogenic and a talented athlete. The bad news is that it's 2019 and even lowly photogs need to consider things things such as inclusivity and other ephemeral, shitbird notions of the Current Age.

    Our kids just can't be kids anymore.

  123. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Tall men with short and soft-spoken wives probably shrink the most from bending down over decades to hear them.
     
    Work on front raises and lift her face to face. You can even walk while you talk.

    https://weighttraining.guide/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Plate-Front-Raise.png

    Knew a guy who smashed his junk using a plate like that.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Youch! On purpose? 😬
  124. @peterike

    To translate dollars spent on food into air pollution levels, the researchers traced money through the economy. Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the researchers can estimate, for example, how much grocery stores or restaurants spend on food. Eventually, these dollars are linked back to the primary emitters — the farms growing the food or the fuel that farmers buy to run their tractors.

     

    Yeah but just tracking dollars has no necessary relationship to "pollution." For example, as an ultra-privileged white person, I may spend $30 on filet mignon for dinner today, and that gets me about a pound of meat. Meanwhile, Jose over in the food desert part of town spends $15 at the store and gets four pounds of chopped meat for his tacos. Jose is consuming 4x the meat for 0.5x the cost. So who's created more "pollution"?

    Further, I may spend two or three times as much on vegetables because I buy organic. Jose buys the cheapest, pesticide laden vegetables he can find. I spent more, but I polluted considerably less.

    And that's not even comparing my new car to Jose's beater that goes around spewing smoke.

    Plus Jose stretches his meat budget by loading the burritos with beans, further compounding the flatulence problem contributed to by the cows that provided the beef.

  125. This is clearly one of those junk “advocacy studies” that cherry picks its facts and reverse engineers a methodology to produce a predetermined finding.

    In this case, it appears that they just assume that each race “causes” air pollution equivalent to its share of GNP — with the trivial tweak of doing the analysis first on each industry segment of GNP and then aggregating the results (which just replicates the same result as total GNP anyway).

    Consider one major contributor to emissions: agriculture. Consumer expenditure surveys from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provide detailed data on how much money households spend in various sectors of the economy, including food.

    These data gave the researchers an idea of how much blacks, Hispanics, and whites spend on food per year. Other expenditures, like energy or entertainment, are also measured. Taken together these data represent the consumption patterns of the three groups.

    To translate dollars spent on food into air pollution levels, the researchers traced money through the economy. Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the researchers can estimate, for example, how much grocery stores or restaurants spend on food. Eventually, these dollars are linked back to the primary emitters — the farms growing the food or the fuel that farmers buy to run their tractors.

    The researchers have now completed the causal chain, from dollars spent at the grocery story, to the amount of pollution emitted into the atmosphere. Completing this chain for each source of pollution revealed whose consumption drives air pollution, and who suffers from it.

    After accounting for population size differences, whites experience about 17 percent less air pollution than they produce, through consumption, while blacks and Hispanics bear 56 and 63 percent more air pollution, respectively, than they cause by their consumption, according to the study. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/03/11/702348935/study-finds-racial-gap-between-who-causes-air-pollution-and-who-breathes-it?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20190311

    According to Wikipedia the household income gap between Whites and Blacks is equal to about 60% of the Black median income (W=$79,340, B=$49,629; W-B = $29,711; $29,711/$49,629 = 60%.) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Household_income_in_the_United_States
    This is virtually identical to the study’s claim that blacks “bear 56% more air pollution than they produce.”

    So it looks like the study is entirely circular — it merely finds that: (a) if you simply assume that pollution is produced in proportion to income; and (b) people tend to breath the same amount of air regardless of income; then (c) the ratio of inhaled air to income goes up as income goes down. Duh.

    • Replies: @midtown
    Good breakdown. Black Twitter and guilty white libs are eating it up, though.
    , @Uncle Dan
    The logical solution to this injustice: whites (and Asians) must breathe 60% more.
  126. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Steve why are there no Jewish names on this list?
     
    Daily Mail:

    William Rick Singer, the founder of Key Worldwide Foundation, had been identified as the mastermind behind the scandal.
     
    https://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/n6py9w/picture227458594/alternates/FREE_1140/Rick-Singer.jpg

    OT
    Lori Loughlin’s YouTube star daughter is being mercilessly trolled on social media after her mother was among those charged in a plot to help wealthy Americans cheat their children’s way into universities. Olivia Jade Giannulli, who is the 19-year-old daughter of Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli, started attending classes at the University of Southern California last year. Her parents were charged on Tuesday for allegedly paying $500,000 to get Olivia into USC as a fake rowing recruit. They also have another daughter 20-year-old Isabella who also attends USC. The teen, who goes by Olivia Jade on her YouTube channel, was immediately slammed on her social media accounts by those who accused her of taking away another student’s place at the college.

    lulz…fake rowing recruit

  127. @Charles Pewitt
    Holy shit, now Sailer is giving himself an 8th of an inch buffer to ward off shrinking below 6 feet 4 inches tall! WOW!

    This is why I say I got an IQ of 110 just to give me that extra ten points as a safety margin.

    It ain't no crime to be a career .299 batter, but .300 is nice, just like at least a 3 digit IQ is nice. There is no end to how nice that nice things can be if they're nice enough!

    It ain't no crime to be 6 foot 3 and a half inches tall.

    Ann Coulter is only 5 feet nine inches tall when I though she was 6 feet tall.

    Maybe Sailer is 6 feet 3 inches tall after all?

    “It ain’t no crime to be a career .299 batter, but .300 is nice, just like at least a 3 digit IQ is nice. There is no end to how nice that nice things can be if they’re nice enough!”

    Given the sample size, 0.299 is not statistically significant from 0.300, so he can go ahead and claim the higher number. Same deal with 6.0 and 6.125.

  128. OT:
    Check out this new tweet thread by Julia Ioffe. She doesn’t seem to have considered Affirmative Action as a factor. Note too all the prideful tweets from non-Whites. “No good deed goes unpunished”.

  129. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
    Is it possible for local communities to block the construction of section 8 through zoning laws? Or will the feds just ram it through?

    What you need is a strong presence in every small town. Create outrage and force the local politicians to veto section 8 construction. Or even better, run for local politics yourself.

    Or will the feds just ram it through?

    Ever hear of the nullification crisis, Civil War, New Deal

    Go with the feds just ram it through?

  130. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Steve why are there no Jewish names on this list?
     
    Daily Mail:

    William Rick Singer, the founder of Key Worldwide Foundation, had been identified as the mastermind behind the scandal.
     
    https://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/n6py9w/picture227458594/alternates/FREE_1140/Rick-Singer.jpg

    Yeah. Can’t help but notice that the U.S. MSM are treating this as a ‘Hollywood Celebrity’ story, and Mr. Singer is barely mentioned at all, way down near the bottom of the articles from most outlets. Some don’t mention him at all.

  131. @Eric Novak
    Shrinkage is a myth. I was 6' 4" (6' 3 3/4" ) in 1990, three years after high school graduation, and was measured for height yesterday at the office of a new GP, three months after my 50th birthday. The measurement has not changed.

    Be patient. You will shrink. I guarantee it.

  132. @Anon
    https://twitter.com/the_europeanist/status/1105521921221890049

    Simply can’t trust those Europeans anymore.

  133. You think the Left wouldn’t bulldoze Yellowstone to the ground and build high density housing if it meant they could import the population of Bangladesh to flip some red states?

    Wait for the “reductio ad Hitlerum” arguments about environmentalism to make their appearance. The Left is already getting nervous seeing how “conservation” (what environmentalism was before the carbon cult took it over) is becoming more and more hunters and outdoorsmen. These in turn are influencing young hipsters who think hunting and fishing are “artisan endeavors”, and oh no no can’t have that.

  134. “…there isn’t all that much air pollution in the U.S. anymore. ” I wonder who cleaned it up?

  135. The authoress’s bio:

    Anjum Hajat

    …Research Interests … Financial instability, psychosocial stress, stress biomarkers, air pollution epidemiology

    She was awarded a … Career Development Award to study the intersection of psychosocial stressors and air pollution

  136. @Paleo Liberal
    My son is a non-white athlete in an extremely white sport.

    There have been times when photographers made sure to include him or the other rare non-white kids. I like to think it is because he is so photogenic.

    My son is a non-white athlete in an extremely white sport.

    1-Curling
    2-Lacrosse
    3-ice hockey

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
    Two of those are good guesses, considering I live in an area that regularly sends people to the Olympics in hockey and curling.

    LaX does have some Iroquois who dominate the sport.

    The sports scene where I live is small enough that even mentioning the sport and a mixed race kid would be enough to identify my kid, or very close to it. On another forum someone sent me a PM with the name of one of my kids he had coached against. Even though I come to iSteve to give a non-hostile liberal viewpoint, it would not be good for people in my ultra liberal town to know I post here. Even if I were here to troll.
  137. @Steve Sailer
    I dunno. I checked my height about a year ago at the doctor's office and measured 6'4 1/8th" as usual. I can recall remarking my surprise to the nurse that I was still the same height.

    My weight is down into the 170s for the first time since maybe college. My goal is 175.

    6’4 and 170? Holy shit. Why don’t you dial up Taleb and have him show you how to lift heavy?

  138. @Hypnotoad666
    This is clearly one of those junk "advocacy studies" that cherry picks its facts and reverse engineers a methodology to produce a predetermined finding.

    In this case, it appears that they just assume that each race "causes" air pollution equivalent to its share of GNP -- with the trivial tweak of doing the analysis first on each industry segment of GNP and then aggregating the results (which just replicates the same result as total GNP anyway).

    Consider one major contributor to emissions: agriculture. Consumer expenditure surveys from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provide detailed data on how much money households spend in various sectors of the economy, including food.

    These data gave the researchers an idea of how much blacks, Hispanics, and whites spend on food per year. Other expenditures, like energy or entertainment, are also measured. Taken together these data represent the consumption patterns of the three groups.

    To translate dollars spent on food into air pollution levels, the researchers traced money through the economy. Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the researchers can estimate, for example, how much grocery stores or restaurants spend on food. Eventually, these dollars are linked back to the primary emitters — the farms growing the food or the fuel that farmers buy to run their tractors.

    The researchers have now completed the causal chain, from dollars spent at the grocery story, to the amount of pollution emitted into the atmosphere. Completing this chain for each source of pollution revealed whose consumption drives air pollution, and who suffers from it.

    After accounting for population size differences, whites experience about 17 percent less air pollution than they produce, through consumption, while blacks and Hispanics bear 56 and 63 percent more air pollution, respectively, than they cause by their consumption, according to the study. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/03/11/702348935/study-finds-racial-gap-between-who-causes-air-pollution-and-who-breathes-it?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20190311
     
    According to Wikipedia the household income gap between Whites and Blacks is equal to about 60% of the Black median income (W=$79,340, B=$49,629; W-B = $29,711; $29,711/$49,629 = 60%.) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Household_income_in_the_United_States
    This is virtually identical to the study's claim that blacks "bear 56% more air pollution than they produce."

    So it looks like the study is entirely circular -- it merely finds that: (a) if you simply assume that pollution is produced in proportion to income; and (b) people tend to breath the same amount of air regardless of income; then (c) the ratio of inhaled air to income goes up as income goes down. Duh.

    Good breakdown. Black Twitter and guilty white libs are eating it up, though.

  139. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Tall men with short and soft-spoken wives probably shrink the most from bending down over decades to hear them.
     
    Work on front raises and lift her face to face. You can even walk while you talk.

    https://weighttraining.guide/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Plate-Front-Raise.png

    What if your girlfriend weighs 275? Asking for a friend.

    • LOL: Anonym
    • Replies: @anonymous
    If you first meet her while she is still svelte, it could be like Milo and the calf. Imagine the development!
    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Lot, dump the human meatball and make up with Yuki.
  140. @Eric Novak
    Shrinkage is a myth. I was 6' 4" (6' 3 3/4" ) in 1990, three years after high school graduation, and was measured for height yesterday at the office of a new GP, three months after my 50th birthday. The measurement has not changed.

    Eric, My mother is in her 102nd year. She was barely five foot tall when I was in HS. Now I think she could walk under a kitche table without hitting her head.

    • Replies: @Eric Novak
    As far as I recall, post-menopausal women are subject to shrinkage as early as their 40s, due to the effects of estrogen loss on bone density, not middle-age men, a group which arguably Steve still belongs to in our era of longevity, which allows life expectancy for so many until the tenth decade, like Steve's parents. Medieval peasant men, the few lucky enough to make it to 60, probably lost a few inches, beginning in middle age. My grandmother must have shrunk a damn foot by the time she died at 100. Old guys can keep most of their height.
  141. @JMcG
    California is such a large car market that the dictates of the California Air Resources Board were generally followed by all the car manufacturers. So we all paid for platinum catalytic converters so that Steve could breathe easier.

    California also ruined what would have been a perfect car: the rx-8 was supposed to have a turbo

    • Replies: @JMcG
    I had the opportunity to drive an RX-7 turbo around LA in 1991. I was staying with wealthy friends. It was like an episode of Twin Peaks, fell in love with the daughter, left richer and wiser, the whole shooting match.
    I should write a book.
  142. @Lot
    You can get this in much of NV TX FL with no state income tax.

    What you can’t get there are both mild winters and mild low humidity zero-rain summers.

    I use my AC maybe 40 days a year, and did fine without any AC at my old apartment. Utility gas is still very cheap in California, so average monthly heat/cooling costs are about $70 in summer, $40 in winter, and zero spring and fall.

    My mother used to live in Bequia SVG . No matter what time of year I went down there the weather was good and humidity low . Once I called her and she was going on about the cold spell they were going through , after a couple of minutes of tales of the Arctic Vortex I asked what the temp. was : 70 F.

  143. @Peripatetic Commenter

    Peri, who wouldn’t want a cupcake that smelled like tuna ?

  144. @Lot
    My tall father, in his early 60s now, has shrunk about 1 inch, possibly a little more.

    You don’t look nearly that thin in your photos. What’s the peak weight?

    Tall men with short and soft-spoken wives probably shrink the most from bending down over decades to hear them.

    Lot, Short husband tall wife…”When they’re nose to nose his feet are in it, when they’re toe to toe his nose is in it.” Bathroom Grafitti from another era.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    A great friend of mine used that exact line a quarter century ago. Sadly, he’s been dead almost as long now. Long may you run, Joe!
  145. @Harry Baldwin
    LOL--Steve's been talking about this for years. He even suggested $6 million as the price to get into Harvard.

    And he worked with parents to create fake athletic profiles for their children, including staging photographs and Photoshopping students’ faces onto stock images, to fill slots allotted by schools for student athletes.

    Actually, the universities have been doing the same thing for years, Photoshopping minorities into pictures of campus activities. I guess two can play at that game.

    This is different than Steve’s previous inquiry to find out how much it would cost to bribe your way into Harvard. The schools themselves were not complicit in these bribes, which is why they faked athletic profiles and SAT results. The other unusual thing here is that at least some of these families (Elizabeth Kimmel, Augstin Huneeus) could have afforded the traditional bribe to the school in the form of a tax deductible gift. Did they just do this way to save money?

  146. @JMcG
    You have it right. I believe the motorcycle manufacturers went with California only models for a while longer. They used to put an aluminum plug over the carburetor adjustment screws which everyone immediately drilled out. I’m not as interested as I once was, but my understanding is that increasingly sophisticated fuel management software has obviated the need for separate standards.
    I remember reading an article in one of the magazines years ago in which they described measuring the tailpipe emissions of a Honda? Civic? in the L.A. basin. The air coming out of the exhaust pipe was cleaner than that going in the intake.

    You are correct. Cars are catalytic scrubbers as they go along. I believe cars from 2010 on up are releasing cleaner exhaust than the air they take in.

  147. Well, if the fine white people here say they created everything good in the world, especially factories that churn out products, it would stand to reason those same white people are held accountable for its decidedly ill-effects.

  148. @Steve Sailer
    I dunno. I checked my height about a year ago at the doctor's office and measured 6'4 1/8th" as usual. I can recall remarking my surprise to the nurse that I was still the same height.

    My weight is down into the 170s for the first time since maybe college. My goal is 175.

    You must be generating around 128mph club head speed these days, Steve?

  149. @istevefan

    While we tend to think of factories or power plants as the source of pollution, those polluters wouldn't exist without consumer demand for their products.

    The researchers found that air pollution is disproportionately caused by white Americans' consumption of goods and services, but disproportionately inhaled by black and Hispanic Americans.
     
    And it is the economic activity of Whites that drives blacks and hispanics from around the world to move here in the first place. No mention in the story about immigration or the need to prevent current and future immigrants from being exposed to disproportionately more pollution. What about all those poor kids at the border? They should be sent to a cleaner country.

    Hajat says the study reveals an inherent unfairness: "If you're contributing less to the problem, why do you have to suffer more from it?"
     
    The easy solution would be to leave the USA and let Whites inhale all of the pollution Whites cause. Then Whites would inhale 100 percent of the pollution.

    Tessum stresses that "we're not saying that we should take away white people's money, or that people shouldn't be able to spend money." He suggests continuing to strive to make economic activity and consumption less polluting could be a way to manage and lessen the inequities.
     
    Right. We don't want to take away White people's money. That's the only reason a study, if you can call it that, was done. It's more justification for some wealth-transfer program or another.

    Diez Roux thinks that stronger measures may be necessary.

    "If want to ameliorate this inequity, we may need to rethink how we build our cities and how they grow, our dependence on automobile transportation," says Diez Roux. "These are hard things we have to consider."
     
    If you want to ameliorate the greater dependence on automobile transportation, do a study where you show that blacks commit disproportionately more interracial crime and Whites are the biggest receivers of such crime. Then link that to White flight and increased automobile usage.

    “And it is the economic activity of Whites that drives blacks and hispanics from around the world to move here in the first place.”

    You mean the economic activity of people. But, if you insist it was solely white people, need you be reminded that Europeans required vast amounts of labor and raw materials. Pray tell, how did they truly procure such resources?

    Furthermore, the innovations of whites were based in large part to ancient civilizations found in the Middle East, India, and Asia.

  150. @Tiny Duck
    What? People with all the resources harm those without? What a revelation!!

    A reminder that racism is a structural problem and not just one of personal morality or ideology.

    Systemic injustice right down to the literal building blocks of life

    suurbs w/ 3-4 car garages filled with SUVs for every driving member over age 16 - yep, sounds white er right.

    Nikole Hannah Jones has pointed out the devastating effects of segregation. This is why we need legislation and actions of a personal level to stop white flight and use education to counter white fragility.

    Stop beating around the bush, tiny. Should I read Leonard Pitts or not!

  151. anonymous[118] • Disclaimer says:
    @Eric Novak
    Shrinkage is a myth. I was 6' 4" (6' 3 3/4" ) in 1990, three years after high school graduation, and was measured for height yesterday at the office of a new GP, three months after my 50th birthday. The measurement has not changed.

    I’m with you, Mr. Joe. My late father-in-law, R.I.P., was just under 6″3″ when I met him in 1972. When he died in 2011, at 98, he was not much over 6″1″ actual measurement. Take another inch off for stooping.
    Mr. Novak, God willing, check in again with us in 30 years. Better yet, make it 20 (I’m older than you).

  152. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Tall men with short and soft-spoken wives probably shrink the most from bending down over decades to hear them.
     
    Work on front raises and lift her face to face. You can even walk while you talk.

    https://weighttraining.guide/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Plate-Front-Raise.png

    Corvinus and Tinyduck gonna get a chubby.

  153. @Lot
    What if your girlfriend weighs 275? Asking for a friend.

    If you first meet her while she is still svelte, it could be like Milo and the calf. Imagine the development!

  154. @Buzz Mohawk
    My father went to college there. He told me they could tell which girls were not freshman: The muscles in their legs were more developed, from walking up and down hill. That is to say, they had better legs.

    That sounds like an observation from the mini-skirt era.

  155. @Hypnotoad666
    This is clearly one of those junk "advocacy studies" that cherry picks its facts and reverse engineers a methodology to produce a predetermined finding.

    In this case, it appears that they just assume that each race "causes" air pollution equivalent to its share of GNP -- with the trivial tweak of doing the analysis first on each industry segment of GNP and then aggregating the results (which just replicates the same result as total GNP anyway).

    Consider one major contributor to emissions: agriculture. Consumer expenditure surveys from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provide detailed data on how much money households spend in various sectors of the economy, including food.

    These data gave the researchers an idea of how much blacks, Hispanics, and whites spend on food per year. Other expenditures, like energy or entertainment, are also measured. Taken together these data represent the consumption patterns of the three groups.

    To translate dollars spent on food into air pollution levels, the researchers traced money through the economy. Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the researchers can estimate, for example, how much grocery stores or restaurants spend on food. Eventually, these dollars are linked back to the primary emitters — the farms growing the food or the fuel that farmers buy to run their tractors.

    The researchers have now completed the causal chain, from dollars spent at the grocery story, to the amount of pollution emitted into the atmosphere. Completing this chain for each source of pollution revealed whose consumption drives air pollution, and who suffers from it.

    After accounting for population size differences, whites experience about 17 percent less air pollution than they produce, through consumption, while blacks and Hispanics bear 56 and 63 percent more air pollution, respectively, than they cause by their consumption, according to the study. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/03/11/702348935/study-finds-racial-gap-between-who-causes-air-pollution-and-who-breathes-it?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20190311
     
    According to Wikipedia the household income gap between Whites and Blacks is equal to about 60% of the Black median income (W=$79,340, B=$49,629; W-B = $29,711; $29,711/$49,629 = 60%.) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Household_income_in_the_United_States
    This is virtually identical to the study's claim that blacks "bear 56% more air pollution than they produce."

    So it looks like the study is entirely circular -- it merely finds that: (a) if you simply assume that pollution is produced in proportion to income; and (b) people tend to breath the same amount of air regardless of income; then (c) the ratio of inhaled air to income goes up as income goes down. Duh.

    The logical solution to this injustice: whites (and Asians) must breathe 60% more.

  156. OFF TOPIC

    Ross Douthat Notices The University Admissions Antics Of The Ruling Class

    ‘Political Class’ Ain’t Got No Bite — I like Ruling Class — Sam Francis From Burnham, I Guess

  157. @PiltdownMan
    Somewhat predictable, but still, hard to resist...

    https://youtu.be/Cwt65tG2GI8

    I’m feeling derivative.

    Btw isn’t the song itself a bit meta? If you just plagiarized a hit no one but boomers/early gen x remember, wouldn’t you feel a little bit guilty?

    Couldn’t look you in the eye

    I wish I was special

    But I’m a creep
    I’m a weirdo
    What the hell am I doin’ here?
    I don’t belong here

  158. @Discordiax
    Not sure why there isn't an isteve article up yet about the admissions bribery scandal, but I'm commenting anyway.

    The effective function of higher education is to supply employers with a good-enough proxy for IQ, since paper-and-pencil testing for employment is verboten under Duke vs Griggs Power and its successors, and somehow while the caselaw is moving towards forbidding "criminal background" as a filter because of disparate impact problems, using a bachelor's degree as an employment filter is obvious and good.

    The education supplied is often secondary--most students don't end up working in their field, but they have a BA, or a BA from a Good School, or a BA from a Really Good School. Since education doesn't matter, teaching doesn't matter--you recruited who you recruited and admitted who you admitted, that die is cast. Work on boosting your school's SAT profile over time, but what the kids actually learn doesn't enter into the evaluation.

    Since education is secondary, you farm it out to the cheapest, most disposable people you have--grad students and adjuncts. Spend your money on ameneties to impress 17 year olds, woke programs to fend off charges of racism and whateverism, recruit megadonors to finance buildings, and administrative bloat.

    Ask ourselves--after the post-1945 expansion of higher education, do we seem like a smarter society overall than we were in 1950 or so? OR has it all be a huge waste that will now never be unwound?

    “The effective function of higher education is to supply employers with a good-enough proxy for IQ”

    Is it, though? I’m sure for one sort of college, that’s the case. For good public universities, land grant schools, etc that’s the effective function, but for other sorts of schools, it’s not. Some schools are places for the children of rich people to be around other rich people’s children. The sort of schools that are like that have always been like that, and were always only competative for the non-rich kids who were the sort of kids that rich parents wanted around. Lots of smart kids, kids that were world class artists or musicians, kids whose parents were important people in foreign countries.

    The real effective function of some colleges is to act as a form of passive eugenics for the upper class. Keeping the rich rich and also keeping them well-rounded, smart, and good-looking.

  159. @Lot
    Another function of education is to give kids something to do when they are 18-22.

    Elite and big corp employers just aren’t set up to hire 18 year olds, who can be good workers but require more training and different styles of management.

    If there were a large pool of 120+ IQ conscientious 18-21 year olds who wanted to work full time, employers would adapt to take advantage of them. But most such people want to go to college, not work. And the exceptions usually have very specific career goals, like “run family business” or “Long Island cop, retire at 43 with $100k pension for life.”

    Peter Thiel has a special program for high IQ computer programmers who want to skip or drop out of college, but it is a niche.

    Most bright 18-21 year olds want to go to college. Of course they do. Most 18-21 year olds want to, and why wouldn’t they. If you’re a bright 18 year old, it’s a place full of other smart young people and books and smart old people and things to learn. If books aren’t your speed, well, it’s a four-year (or four-year-plus) bacchanalia. And as far as the kids know it’s the key to whatever it is they want to do in life.

    That doesn’t mean it’s the only place they can function. It’s the default, so they do it. That wasn’t always true. 18-year-olds function perfectly well in non-college jobs, in the military, and in white-collar jobs before 1950 or 60 or 70.

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
    I live in a neighborhood with a mix of professions, blue and white collar. Even some MDs starting out.

    There have been some guys in the neighborhood without a college degree but who are bright, organized and ambitious. Sometimes they make enough to move to a nicer neighborhood, sometimes they have the nicest houses or cars in the neighborhood.

    These guys start out doing blue collar work and eventually start a business. A restaurant worker opens his own restaurant. A plumber opens his own plumbing business. An HVAC tech opens his own HVAC business. It’s nice when there is a problem in the house and someone up or down the block will give me a good price because he can stop by on the way home.

    The blue collar jobs aren’t as lucrative as they once were. A local farmer told me how much he used to earn roofing in season before the contractors all hired cheap Mexican labor.

    But there are still SOME opportunities for a skilled worker with pluck and luck.
  160. @Lot
    What if your girlfriend weighs 275? Asking for a friend.

    Lot, dump the human meatball and make up with Yuki.

    • LOL: Jack Hanson
    • Replies: @Lot
    She ran off with the captain of my Fortnite crew. Hotties dig alphas with leadership roles. :(

    http://pm1.narvii.com/5838/3ea3eacb6d1e658bd2d47632c6393d68287ebb55_hq.jpg
    , @Reg Cæsar

    Lot, dump the human meatball and make up with Yuki.
     
    Continental Airlines dumped their meatball, and took up with the world:


    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/98/96/ae/9896aeac3a0daeb04355a8857418d013.jpg


    Now they're united with United, but have contributed the globe logo to the marriage.

    "Unite the World"?
  161. @William Badwhite

    Nikole Hannah Jones has pointed out
     
    You misspelled Lennurd Pittsnogle. Come on Duck, you're slipping.

    Has anyone else noticed that both TD and Corvinus have been absent for a while, yet both reappear at the same time?

    • Agree: RationalExpressions
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Has anyone else noticed that both TD and Corvinus have been absent for a while, yet both reappear at the same time?
     
    The Jussie business distracted the SPLC for a couple weeks. Now they can get back to their usual business.

    At minimum wage.
    , @Peripatetic Commenter
    Wait. You're telling me Corvinus has a Tiny Duck?
    , @William Badwhite
    Corvinus is a tiresome windbag that thinks his blather is new and insightful. However he at least can write a sentence (though his sentences are usually filled with nonsense or homework assignments for others).

    I'm torn on TD - can't decide if he's a parody or is actually Lehnurt Pits. I'm leaning towards the latter. He could also be Truth when he's been drinking.
  162. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Lot, dump the human meatball and make up with Yuki.

    She ran off with the captain of my Fortnite crew. Hotties dig alphas with leadership roles. 🙁

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Sheeeeeeeeiiiiittt
  163. @Paleo Liberal
    My son is a non-white athlete in an extremely white sport.

    There have been times when photographers made sure to include him or the other rare non-white kids. I like to think it is because he is so photogenic.

    My son is a non-white athlete in an extremely white sport. There have been times when photographers made sure to include him or the other rare non-white kids. I like to think it is because he is so photogenic.

    We have answers for you.

    You’re presenting with symptoms associated with Sailer’s Syndrome. You are noticing things. Sometimes noticed patterns disturb.

    The good news is that your son is, in all likelihood, both photogenic and a talented athlete. The bad news is that it’s 2019 and even lowly photogs need to consider things things such as inclusivity and other ephemeral, shitbird notions of the Current Age.

    Our kids just can’t be kids anymore.

  164. @Svigor
    Knew a guy who smashed his junk using a plate like that.

    Youch! On purpose? 😬

  165. @Clyde

    My son is a non-white athlete in an extremely white sport.
     
    1-Curling
    2-Lacrosse
    3-ice hockey

    Two of those are good guesses, considering I live in an area that regularly sends people to the Olympics in hockey and curling.

    LaX does have some Iroquois who dominate the sport.

    The sports scene where I live is small enough that even mentioning the sport and a mixed race kid would be enough to identify my kid, or very close to it. On another forum someone sent me a PM with the name of one of my kids he had coached against. Even though I come to iSteve to give a non-hostile liberal viewpoint, it would not be good for people in my ultra liberal town to know I post here. Even if I were here to troll.

  166. @Lot
    She ran off with the captain of my Fortnite crew. Hotties dig alphas with leadership roles. :(

    http://pm1.narvii.com/5838/3ea3eacb6d1e658bd2d47632c6393d68287ebb55_hq.jpg

    Sheeeeeeeeiiiiittt

  167. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Lot, dump the human meatball and make up with Yuki.

    Lot, dump the human meatball and make up with Yuki.

    Continental Airlines dumped their meatball, and took up with the world:

    Now they’re united with United, but have contributed the globe logo to the marriage.

    “Unite the World”?

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Continental’s old logo is reminiscent of Atari’s.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/58/Atari_Official_2012_Logo.svg/220px-Atari_Official_2012_Logo.svg.png

    “Unite the World”?
     
    Prepare To Be Attacked
  168. @Lugash
    I'd like to see a study on how much gas could be saved by getting people out of pickups and SUVs and back into passenger cars. We're chasing smaller and smaller MPG improvements in cars that light truck standards wipeout.

    How about I keep my pickup and we get rid of 20 million illegals? Hmmm?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    How about I keep my pickup and we get rid of 20 million illegals? Hmmm?
     
    You'll need more than a pickup. You'd need a million of them.

    Cattle cars would be more efficient.
  169. @Jim Don Bob
    Has anyone else noticed that both TD and Corvinus have been absent for a while, yet both reappear at the same time?

    Has anyone else noticed that both TD and Corvinus have been absent for a while, yet both reappear at the same time?

    The Jussie business distracted the SPLC for a couple weeks. Now they can get back to their usual business.

    At minimum wage.

  170. …but disproportionately inhaled by black and Hispanic Americans.

    Uh, yes. And forest fires kill many more mountain lions than sea lions.

    Where you choose to live makes a difference.

    Honestly, I think these fumes are disproportionally inhaled by Chinese. That’s where our dollar-store junk factories are situated.

  171. The purpose of anti-white articles and studies is to serve as chaff to keep the big guns from hitting the rich and powerful, which is why the rich and powerful fund the writers/professors who produce them.

    Their existence of course just feeds festering anti-white resentment, but that’s not why they were funded in the first place.

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
    It cuts all ways.

    There were two books I read in college that really opened my eyes.

    First was a history of Hawaii, explaining how the sugar bosses kept the workers in line by importing workers from multiple countries and multiple ethnic groups within each country. If the Chinese or Portuguese wanted more money, there were Japanese and Fillipinos willing to work for less. I have seen from experience that language is a greater separator than race.

    The other was The Strange Career of Jim Crow, which showed how the southern plantation owners kept in power by keeping the whites and blacks from uniting.

    This goes on all over the world. An Egyptian told me the conflicts between Sunnis, Shia and Coptic Christians are to keep the peasants in line.

    As long as there is identity politics, there is no chance for the peasants in a multicultural society to unite. Affirmative Action has been carefully designed to separate workers. Consider that white women, immigrants and children of immigrants, and middle class and upper class minorities are the greatest recipients. The poor white guy thinks the poor black guy had a leg up because of Affirmative Action. The poor black guy thinks the poor white guy has the advantage because of white skin. In fact, both are partly right and mostly wrong. The reality is both are getting played by the big shots.
  172. @Anonymous
    In relation to the idea of having a movement to deconstruct heightism- I think it’s a terrible idea. We already have far too much leftist resentment lunacy seeping into our lives. Yes there are benefits to being taller. There are also benefits to being healthy, athletic, handsome, agile, bright- we going to start pushing against these things too? Why the heck should a sane society be against positive traits? I can understand the idea that someone shouldn’t be ridiculed for something they didn’t cause, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still reward positive traits- we should encourage these things to continue pushing foward as a competitive country, and as an ever evolving species. Everyone is a mixed bag of good and bad traits. Where does it all end? Like

    heightism

    In our (quite tall) family, we refer to it as apart-height.

    I agree we should abolish apart-height: it no longer serves a useful purpose as a filter.

    The West has such abundant calories, and such good neonatal nutrition, that there is a surfeit of tall Delta males (i.e., males taller than the 90th percentile, with IQ in the bottom quartile).

  173. @Steve Sailer
    When I was car shopping in 1979, the EPA mileage stickers came with a national estimate (e.g., 28 MPG) and a California sticker (e.g., 25 MPG). So I assumed that back then California cars consumed 10-15% more gasoline to pollute less. California officials always complained that shoppers were going out of state to get more efficient but more polluting cars. Eventually, stickers stopped making that distinction, so I assume that the rest of the country switched to California standards, which seems expensive. Or perhaps engineers figured out a way to reach California emission levels with national MPG? I dunno. It seems like an interesting question but nobody else seems interested, so perhaps I remember it wrong?

    If the rest of the country adopted California’s more rigorous standards, then the sacrifice they made was for their own benefit, not for California’s.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    The other states didn’t. California was the largest market in the country. The auto manufacturers opted to build cars to the CARB standard. I’m not displeased with the outcome, but no one except the bureaucrats in California really had a voice.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    It doesn't benefit them if the pollution is not a problem. Not everyone lives in a bowl surrounded by mountains with normally a sea breeze in the daytime to push the air into said bowl. For a lot of areas, more reduction in whatever pollutants could be approaching diminishing returns.
    , @Anonymous

    If the rest of the country adopted California’s more rigorous standards, then the sacrifice they made was for their own benefit, not for California’s.
     
    Emissions controls on diesel engines operated in rural or suburban areas, where their emissions make essentially no measurable difference in air quality, costs farmers and truckers tens of billions a year. Maintenance on diesel engines with particulate filters and urea treatment is MUCH higher than before, and many systems need compromising to make it work. The current engines burn more fuel and break down more often.

    Auto emissions standards have made a difference in air quality mostly in California and in a few Northeast cities, but the major difference is the loss of our manufacturing base. The primary problem in California for air quality is the same as for every other symptom-too many people in too small a space, and one with air circulation patterns that give it its vaunted Mediterranean climate.

    The standards were written originally, in fact, to force automakers to "abandon the internal combustion engine". They figured that steam, gas turbine or Stirling engines would be required to meet the standards and that would make cars radically more expensive. As it turned out, those alternate powerplants could not meet the standards, but the old spark ignition gasoline burning four cycle piston engine could! The auto industry did what they figured as impossible.

    If they HAD broke the auto industry-if Atlas had shrugged-we'd be better off now as the enviros would have been smashed down by popular fervor. As it stands, unknowledgeable people think the government was the hero in all this.

    In the long run, closed loop EFI and ignition controlled by microprocessors made the gasoline engine more efficient and powerful even while meeting emissions standards. But this kind of engineering progress by government fiat can not be relied on consistently.
    , @Steve Sailer
    Very few other places in the country have the geography to cause inversion layers: Albuquerque is one.

    When the breeze blows in off the ocean, as it does most of the year, it would jam smog up against those mountains, which are currently covered in snow because they are up to 11,500 feet tall.

  174. @Steve Sailer
    I dunno. I checked my height about a year ago at the doctor's office and measured 6'4 1/8th" as usual. I can recall remarking my surprise to the nurse that I was still the same height.

    My weight is down into the 170s for the first time since maybe college. My goal is 175.

    Steve, how accomplished are you with close-order small arms drill?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potsdam_Giants

  175. @danand
    JMcG,

    Your belief/memory of the way it was is right. I drilled out a few of those plugs back in the late 70's early '80. The plugs were near universal for both motorbike and auto carbs sold in CA. I still have one of those carbs, plugs intact, in the garage.


    From the EPA:

    "Cleaner Cars, Trucks, and Fuels
    Compared to 1970 vehicle models, new cars, SUVs and pickup trucks are roughly 99 percent cleaner for common pollutants (hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and particle emissions). New heavy-duty trucks and buses are roughly 99 percent cleaner than 1970 models."

     

    Also according to the EPA, maybe California deserves some thanks?

    Contributions to the U.S. Economy
    Efforts to reduce air pollution from transportation have proven to be cost effective. For every one dollar spent on programs to reduce emissions, the American people receive nine dollars of benefits to public health and the environment.

    Every dollar spent to reduce emissions from mobile sources under the Clean Air Act results in nine dollars of benefits to public health, the environment, productivity, and consumer savings.

    Thanks. I don’t buy the cost/benefit analysis from any government agency though.
    I remember my first flight in a small airplane, in late 79 or early 1980. We climbed out of a suburban Philadelphia airport and saw the brown smog dome over Philadelphia. I was appalled. It was truly horrifying to think that people breathed that stuff
    I fly small airplanes myself now, started over twenty years ago- I’ve never seen that pollution dome over any major city since.
    Clean air is good in and of itself, priceless even. I’m glad that California did what it did and that it was effective. I’m also glad that those who were so inclined could pretty easily work out ways to get around it. It’s the best of all possible worlds.

  176. @Eric Novak
    Shrinkage is a myth. I was 6' 4" (6' 3 3/4" ) in 1990, three years after high school graduation, and was measured for height yesterday at the office of a new GP, three months after my 50th birthday. The measurement has not changed.

    I’ll also join the naysayers on this one: until his mid-60s my Dad was a solid 6’3″ – his Army ID card said 191cm, which is roughly 6’3¼”.

    I’m 187cm (6’1½”) and nowadays I’m about ½” taller than Dad (who is 75 this year).

  177. @Discordiax
    Most bright 18-21 year olds want to go to college. Of course they do. Most 18-21 year olds want to, and why wouldn't they. If you're a bright 18 year old, it's a place full of other smart young people and books and smart old people and things to learn. If books aren't your speed, well, it's a four-year (or four-year-plus) bacchanalia. And as far as the kids know it's the key to whatever it is they want to do in life.

    That doesn't mean it's the only place they can function. It's the default, so they do it. That wasn't always true. 18-year-olds function perfectly well in non-college jobs, in the military, and in white-collar jobs before 1950 or 60 or 70.

    I live in a neighborhood with a mix of professions, blue and white collar. Even some MDs starting out.

    There have been some guys in the neighborhood without a college degree but who are bright, organized and ambitious. Sometimes they make enough to move to a nicer neighborhood, sometimes they have the nicest houses or cars in the neighborhood.

    These guys start out doing blue collar work and eventually start a business. A restaurant worker opens his own restaurant. A plumber opens his own plumbing business. An HVAC tech opens his own HVAC business. It’s nice when there is a problem in the house and someone up or down the block will give me a good price because he can stop by on the way home.

    The blue collar jobs aren’t as lucrative as they once were. A local farmer told me how much he used to earn roofing in season before the contractors all hired cheap Mexican labor.

    But there are still SOME opportunities for a skilled worker with pluck and luck.

  178. A recent article states that as many as 8.8 million people die each year from air pollution, double the earlier estimates.

    Meanwhile, estimates are that the life expectancy in China is reduced by a few year due to air pollutants.

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    Meanwhile, estimates are that the life expectancy in China is reduced by a few year due to air pollutants.

     

    It's possible that really horrific pollution kills off some people with asthma and other chronic lung diseases, but I really doubt the thesis that air pollution has much long-term effect on life expectancy.

    My proof? I live in Hong Kong, where we had roughly a decade (about 2002-2012) of really awful air for much of year because of pollution generated by heavy industry across the border in Guangdong Province drifting over on prevailing winds.

    Throughout that period, the local media were rife with frantic stories, usually featuring righteous expats who were being interviewed just minutes before boarding their flights to fly home to Blighty or Oz or NZ so they could again breathe the clean, pure air of their homelands.

    During that period, however, HK's life expectancy was at or near the longest in the world, and continued to rise steadily. The following graph shows there was no change in this trend whatsoever even when the air quality here declined precipitously:

    https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/gif/ncdd1_life_20181002_en.gif

    HK's 2018 life expectancy figures are 82 for men; 88 for women -- still tops. People in HK live longer than people in Blighty, Oz, and NZ -- and the USA, for that matter.

    Today HK's air is much better, since a lot of manufacturing has moved out of the PRC down to Vietnam and other poorer countries, plus the mainland government is cracking down of the worst polluters. But the green groups and the English-language media try hard to maintain the perception that there's an air pollution crisis here.

    Clean air is great; I'm all for it. I hope that HK's air continues to improve, just as air quality has improved in many western cities, thereby improving quality of life in general. But I find it hard to believe that it makes a significant difference specifically to life expectancy.
  179. @International Jew
    If the rest of the country adopted California's more rigorous standards, then the sacrifice they made was for their own benefit, not for California's.

    The other states didn’t. California was the largest market in the country. The auto manufacturers opted to build cars to the CARB standard. I’m not displeased with the outcome, but no one except the bureaucrats in California really had a voice.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
    It seems that President Trump is going to fix California's wagon now!

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/trump-wont-return-to-negotiations-with-california-on-fuel-efficiency-rollback-epas-andrew-wheeler-says
  180. @Reg Cæsar

    Lot, dump the human meatball and make up with Yuki.
     
    Continental Airlines dumped their meatball, and took up with the world:


    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/98/96/ae/9896aeac3a0daeb04355a8857418d013.jpg


    Now they're united with United, but have contributed the globe logo to the marriage.

    "Unite the World"?

    Continental’s old logo is reminiscent of Atari’s.

    “Unite the World”?

    Prepare To Be Attacked

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    Atari-- Bow-leggèd, but well-hung.™
  181. @peterike
    Very interesting map. For some reason, Albany, NY, is showing a quality index of 999, which is "hazardous." I guess Cuomo must be speaking.

    For some reason, Albany, NY, is showing a quality index of 999, which is “hazardous.” I guess Cuomo must be speaking.

    The Republican leader of the state Assembly once called his father Mario a “silver-tongued devil”.

    Andy’s might be more lead or mercury.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    The Cuomos are an odd dynasty in that that the latest Governor Cuomo of New York, who looks like barkeep Moe Syzlak on the Simpsons, seems more like a roughhewn first generation dynast, while his silvertongued dad seemed more refined and aristocratic.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    Correction: that appellation for Cuomo came from Warren M Anderson, majority leader of the New York Senate.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_M._Anderson

    The last Republican Speaker of the Assembly was Perry Duryea, Jr., in 1974. Perry Sr, who served in the state's Senate in the 1940s, happened to be born on the same day as Cole Porter.
  182. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Continental’s old logo is reminiscent of Atari’s.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/58/Atari_Official_2012_Logo.svg/220px-Atari_Official_2012_Logo.svg.png

    “Unite the World”?
     
    Prepare To Be Attacked

    Atari– Bow-leggèd, but well-hung.™

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan

    Atari– Bow-leggèd, but well-hung.™

     

    Knock-kneed.

    http://learn.pediatrics.ubc.ca/files/2011/09/14.jpg
  183. @JMcG
    How about I keep my pickup and we get rid of 20 million illegals? Hmmm?

    How about I keep my pickup and we get rid of 20 million illegals? Hmmm?

    You’ll need more than a pickup. You’d need a million of them.

    Cattle cars would be more efficient.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    Well done sir, very well done indeed. I love this comments section!
  184. @Desiderius
    The purpose of anti-white articles and studies is to serve as chaff to keep the big guns from hitting the rich and powerful, which is why the rich and powerful fund the writers/professors who produce them.

    Their existence of course just feeds festering anti-white resentment, but that’s not why they were funded in the first place.

    It cuts all ways.

    There were two books I read in college that really opened my eyes.

    First was a history of Hawaii, explaining how the sugar bosses kept the workers in line by importing workers from multiple countries and multiple ethnic groups within each country. If the Chinese or Portuguese wanted more money, there were Japanese and Fillipinos willing to work for less. I have seen from experience that language is a greater separator than race.

    The other was The Strange Career of Jim Crow, which showed how the southern plantation owners kept in power by keeping the whites and blacks from uniting.

    This goes on all over the world. An Egyptian told me the conflicts between Sunnis, Shia and Coptic Christians are to keep the peasants in line.

    As long as there is identity politics, there is no chance for the peasants in a multicultural society to unite. Affirmative Action has been carefully designed to separate workers. Consider that white women, immigrants and children of immigrants, and middle class and upper class minorities are the greatest recipients. The poor white guy thinks the poor black guy had a leg up because of Affirmative Action. The poor black guy thinks the poor white guy has the advantage because of white skin. In fact, both are partly right and mostly wrong. The reality is both are getting played by the big shots.

    • Replies: @JeremiahJohnbalaya
    interesting
  185. @Jim Don Bob
    Has anyone else noticed that both TD and Corvinus have been absent for a while, yet both reappear at the same time?

    Wait. You’re telling me Corvinus has a Tiny Duck?

  186. @JMcG
    The other states didn’t. California was the largest market in the country. The auto manufacturers opted to build cars to the CARB standard. I’m not displeased with the outcome, but no one except the bureaucrats in California really had a voice.
  187. Though my first video didn’t make it through the moderation, this one should have been put up already by the myriad fans of good music in the commentary section here:

    You can’t get more white bread than The Hollies*, and all they need is some of that air that they breath and to love you (some young lady). Hey, Hispanics, it’s that air that they tricked you out of!

    Damn, for the life of me, I’d always thought that this song was by Bread.

    .

    * OK, OK, but the Carpenters.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    All I need is the air that I breathe, and to oppress you.
  188. @International Jew
    If the rest of the country adopted California's more rigorous standards, then the sacrifice they made was for their own benefit, not for California's.

    It doesn’t benefit them if the pollution is not a problem. Not everyone lives in a bowl surrounded by mountains with normally a sea breeze in the daytime to push the air into said bowl. For a lot of areas, more reduction in whatever pollutants could be approaching diminishing returns.

  189. @Paleo Liberal
    A recent article states that as many as 8.8 million people die each year from air pollution, double the earlier estimates.

    Meanwhile, estimates are that the life expectancy in China is reduced by a few year due to air pollutants.

    Meanwhile, estimates are that the life expectancy in China is reduced by a few year due to air pollutants.

    It’s possible that really horrific pollution kills off some people with asthma and other chronic lung diseases, but I really doubt the thesis that air pollution has much long-term effect on life expectancy.

    My proof? I live in Hong Kong, where we had roughly a decade (about 2002-2012) of really awful air for much of year because of pollution generated by heavy industry across the border in Guangdong Province drifting over on prevailing winds.

    Throughout that period, the local media were rife with frantic stories, usually featuring righteous expats who were being interviewed just minutes before boarding their flights to fly home to Blighty or Oz or NZ so they could again breathe the clean, pure air of their homelands.

    During that period, however, HK’s life expectancy was at or near the longest in the world, and continued to rise steadily. The following graph shows there was no change in this trend whatsoever even when the air quality here declined precipitously:

    HK’s 2018 life expectancy figures are 82 for men; 88 for women — still tops. People in HK live longer than people in Blighty, Oz, and NZ — and the USA, for that matter.

    Today HK’s air is much better, since a lot of manufacturing has moved out of the PRC down to Vietnam and other poorer countries, plus the mainland government is cracking down of the worst polluters. But the green groups and the English-language media try hard to maintain the perception that there’s an air pollution crisis here.

    Clean air is great; I’m all for it. I hope that HK’s air continues to improve, just as air quality has improved in many western cities, thereby improving quality of life in general. But I find it hard to believe that it makes a significant difference specifically to life expectancy.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I keep waiting for somebody to document the massive health problems caused by Los Angeles smog in 1950-2000. So far, I haven't seen it. Oddly enough, Southern California during this period dominated at a number of sports, national and internationally.
    , @PiltdownMan
    Hong Kong's female life expectancy of 88 years is simply extraordinary. It means that it normal for a woman there today to expect to live to extreme old age. What is staggering is that number has gone up by 8 years over the last quarter century, not something you'd expect at the far right tail of human life expectancy.

    I moved to Hong Kong from New York in 1994. I have asthma, but I did much better in Hong Kong than in New York. The awful pollution really didn't really start until the late 1990s, after the handover to Beijing, when Shenzen industrialized far beyond what it was in 1994. But by then, I had left. I have traveled to Beijing and New Delhi, both of which are extremely polluted nowadays, with an air quality index worse than 300, at times. I do very poorly, and can't spend more than a few days in either location.

    The first week I moved to Hong Kong, I came down with a really bad stomach bug, while staying at the Hilton and eating there. The doctor, upon learning that I had just moved there, asked me if had drunk the water out of the faucet. I replied that I had, and had assumed, that in Hong Kong, even then very much a first-world city, the water would be safe. The doctor said "Do you realize you are in the Pearl River Delta, downstream from a billion Chinese?"

    , @Reg Cæsar

    Today HK’s air is much better...
     
    Hong Kong can be quite windy, as this poor Black Watchman found out:

    Ill-wind exposes secret of Scots' success


    https://ianmcowen.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/flag2.jpg?w=297&h=320

  190. Hail says: • Website
    @Thirdtwin
    A good way for whites to start atoning for our air pollution privilege would be to make sure no brown person ever has to inhale the secondhand smoke of a lawnmower or leaf-blower.

    way for whites to start atoning for our air pollution privilege

    I thought this was where Steve may have been going with this topic.

    The whole story, of course, is a typical, lazily-made blood libel against Whites, the kind you can see every day is you read the U.S. ‘mainstream’ media. (Almost as if we had a state media and Whites were an enemy group constantly to be rallied against.)

    The propagandists are too good at what they do to ever approach the question of What To Do About It, though. Steve is the kind of writer who will satirically ask. “The White Threat to the Environment: Solutions.”

  191. Another iSteve-characteristic approach would have been to ask if the study had even basic controls, as for income.

    “Pollution produced per dollar gross income.”

    Would the results hold? Would they be reversed?

    And why weren’t East Asians (higher avg. incomes than Whites) included?

  192. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew
    If the rest of the country adopted California's more rigorous standards, then the sacrifice they made was for their own benefit, not for California's.

    If the rest of the country adopted California’s more rigorous standards, then the sacrifice they made was for their own benefit, not for California’s.

    Emissions controls on diesel engines operated in rural or suburban areas, where their emissions make essentially no measurable difference in air quality, costs farmers and truckers tens of billions a year. Maintenance on diesel engines with particulate filters and urea treatment is MUCH higher than before, and many systems need compromising to make it work. The current engines burn more fuel and break down more often.

    Auto emissions standards have made a difference in air quality mostly in California and in a few Northeast cities, but the major difference is the loss of our manufacturing base. The primary problem in California for air quality is the same as for every other symptom-too many people in too small a space, and one with air circulation patterns that give it its vaunted Mediterranean climate.

    The standards were written originally, in fact, to force automakers to “abandon the internal combustion engine”. They figured that steam, gas turbine or Stirling engines would be required to meet the standards and that would make cars radically more expensive. As it turned out, those alternate powerplants could not meet the standards, but the old spark ignition gasoline burning four cycle piston engine could! The auto industry did what they figured as impossible.

    If they HAD broke the auto industry-if Atlas had shrugged-we’d be better off now as the enviros would have been smashed down by popular fervor. As it stands, unknowledgeable people think the government was the hero in all this.

    In the long run, closed loop EFI and ignition controlled by microprocessors made the gasoline engine more efficient and powerful even while meeting emissions standards. But this kind of engineering progress by government fiat can not be relied on consistently.

  193. @Reg Cæsar

    How about I keep my pickup and we get rid of 20 million illegals? Hmmm?
     
    You'll need more than a pickup. You'd need a million of them.

    Cattle cars would be more efficient.

    Well done sir, very well done indeed. I love this comments section!

  194. @Lugash
    I'd like to see a study on how much gas could be saved by getting people out of pickups and SUVs and back into passenger cars. We're chasing smaller and smaller MPG improvements in cars that light truck standards wipeout.

    You can take my truck when you pry the steering wheel from my cold, dead hands.

  195. @Paleo Liberal
    It cuts all ways.

    There were two books I read in college that really opened my eyes.

    First was a history of Hawaii, explaining how the sugar bosses kept the workers in line by importing workers from multiple countries and multiple ethnic groups within each country. If the Chinese or Portuguese wanted more money, there were Japanese and Fillipinos willing to work for less. I have seen from experience that language is a greater separator than race.

    The other was The Strange Career of Jim Crow, which showed how the southern plantation owners kept in power by keeping the whites and blacks from uniting.

    This goes on all over the world. An Egyptian told me the conflicts between Sunnis, Shia and Coptic Christians are to keep the peasants in line.

    As long as there is identity politics, there is no chance for the peasants in a multicultural society to unite. Affirmative Action has been carefully designed to separate workers. Consider that white women, immigrants and children of immigrants, and middle class and upper class minorities are the greatest recipients. The poor white guy thinks the poor black guy had a leg up because of Affirmative Action. The poor black guy thinks the poor white guy has the advantage because of white skin. In fact, both are partly right and mostly wrong. The reality is both are getting played by the big shots.

    interesting

  196. NPR just never miss a beat, do they?

  197. @Mr. Anon
    Did this study break out the privilege gap between NPR listeners and blacks and hispanics when it comes to generating and being exposed to pollution?

    Don’t worry, I am sure the loyal NPR listeners buy plenty of indulgences (err, sorry, carbon credits). Except I don’t think that applies to the kind of pollution we are discussing here. Sounds like a market opportunity.

    P.S. Surely you realize it is OK if a goodthinker has several 10,000 ft^2 houses and flies intercontinentally weekly as long as they buy enough carbon credits? I am sure similar thinking applies here.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    res, You too funny. How many here know about "indulgences" and the Catholic Church?
  198. @Reg Cæsar
    Atari-- Bow-leggèd, but well-hung.™

    Atari– Bow-leggèd, but well-hung.™

    Knock-kneed.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    Okay, but my mistake at least offered me the opportunity to use an è. A grave error!


    Must've been cross-eyed. Or wall-eyed. Or whatever...
  199. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Meanwhile, estimates are that the life expectancy in China is reduced by a few year due to air pollutants.

     

    It's possible that really horrific pollution kills off some people with asthma and other chronic lung diseases, but I really doubt the thesis that air pollution has much long-term effect on life expectancy.

    My proof? I live in Hong Kong, where we had roughly a decade (about 2002-2012) of really awful air for much of year because of pollution generated by heavy industry across the border in Guangdong Province drifting over on prevailing winds.

    Throughout that period, the local media were rife with frantic stories, usually featuring righteous expats who were being interviewed just minutes before boarding their flights to fly home to Blighty or Oz or NZ so they could again breathe the clean, pure air of their homelands.

    During that period, however, HK's life expectancy was at or near the longest in the world, and continued to rise steadily. The following graph shows there was no change in this trend whatsoever even when the air quality here declined precipitously:

    https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/gif/ncdd1_life_20181002_en.gif

    HK's 2018 life expectancy figures are 82 for men; 88 for women -- still tops. People in HK live longer than people in Blighty, Oz, and NZ -- and the USA, for that matter.

    Today HK's air is much better, since a lot of manufacturing has moved out of the PRC down to Vietnam and other poorer countries, plus the mainland government is cracking down of the worst polluters. But the green groups and the English-language media try hard to maintain the perception that there's an air pollution crisis here.

    Clean air is great; I'm all for it. I hope that HK's air continues to improve, just as air quality has improved in many western cities, thereby improving quality of life in general. But I find it hard to believe that it makes a significant difference specifically to life expectancy.

    I keep waiting for somebody to document the massive health problems caused by Los Angeles smog in 1950-2000. So far, I haven’t seen it. Oddly enough, Southern California during this period dominated at a number of sports, national and internationally.

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    I keep waiting for somebody to document the massive health problems caused by Los Angeles smog in 1950-2000. So far, I haven’t seen it. Oddly enough, Southern California during this period dominated at a number of sports, national and internationally.

     

    Yes, exactly.

    The Hong Kong air pollution surge provides a really good test case of the effects on public health, because the air quality here declined so fast, then stayed bad for a while, then improved really quickly as well. The following graph shows essentially the number of hours a year here when visibility is low because of smog; it's a reasonable proxy for air pollution in general:

    http://www.weather.gov.hk/cis/statistic/img/hkoredvis1.jpg

    If air pollution had serious deleterious effects on public health, you'd expect to be able to see them develop in a case like this, but in spite of the local press's ravenous hunger for just such stories, they couldn't come up with much. And, as my previous post showed, life expectancy here just kept climbing steadily throughout that period.

    It's led me to conclude that the effects of air pollution are mostly aesthetic and economic. The bad air here likely hurt HK economically to some degree, because it made it seem that after the 1997 handover we had been coopted as just another filthy PRC city, i.e. somewhere you'd not want to live unless you were Chinese. During this period Singapore prospered, possibly at HK's expense, as some multinationals moved staff there because it was so clean and tidy, and appealed to wealthy expats' expectations.

    I'm still really glad the air here is much better now, though.
  200. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Meanwhile, estimates are that the life expectancy in China is reduced by a few year due to air pollutants.

     

    It's possible that really horrific pollution kills off some people with asthma and other chronic lung diseases, but I really doubt the thesis that air pollution has much long-term effect on life expectancy.

    My proof? I live in Hong Kong, where we had roughly a decade (about 2002-2012) of really awful air for much of year because of pollution generated by heavy industry across the border in Guangdong Province drifting over on prevailing winds.

    Throughout that period, the local media were rife with frantic stories, usually featuring righteous expats who were being interviewed just minutes before boarding their flights to fly home to Blighty or Oz or NZ so they could again breathe the clean, pure air of their homelands.

    During that period, however, HK's life expectancy was at or near the longest in the world, and continued to rise steadily. The following graph shows there was no change in this trend whatsoever even when the air quality here declined precipitously:

    https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/gif/ncdd1_life_20181002_en.gif

    HK's 2018 life expectancy figures are 82 for men; 88 for women -- still tops. People in HK live longer than people in Blighty, Oz, and NZ -- and the USA, for that matter.

    Today HK's air is much better, since a lot of manufacturing has moved out of the PRC down to Vietnam and other poorer countries, plus the mainland government is cracking down of the worst polluters. But the green groups and the English-language media try hard to maintain the perception that there's an air pollution crisis here.

    Clean air is great; I'm all for it. I hope that HK's air continues to improve, just as air quality has improved in many western cities, thereby improving quality of life in general. But I find it hard to believe that it makes a significant difference specifically to life expectancy.

    Hong Kong’s female life expectancy of 88 years is simply extraordinary. It means that it normal for a woman there today to expect to live to extreme old age. What is staggering is that number has gone up by 8 years over the last quarter century, not something you’d expect at the far right tail of human life expectancy.

    I moved to Hong Kong from New York in 1994. I have asthma, but I did much better in Hong Kong than in New York. The awful pollution really didn’t really start until the late 1990s, after the handover to Beijing, when Shenzen industrialized far beyond what it was in 1994. But by then, I had left. I have traveled to Beijing and New Delhi, both of which are extremely polluted nowadays, with an air quality index worse than 300, at times. I do very poorly, and can’t spend more than a few days in either location.

    The first week I moved to Hong Kong, I came down with a really bad stomach bug, while staying at the Hilton and eating there. The doctor, upon learning that I had just moved there, asked me if had drunk the water out of the faucet. I replied that I had, and had assumed, that in Hong Kong, even then very much a first-world city, the water would be safe. The doctor said “Do you realize you are in the Pearl River Delta, downstream from a billion Chinese?”

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    I moved to Hong Kong from New York in 1994. I have asthma, but I did much better in Hong Kong than in New York. The awful pollution really didn’t really start until the late 1990s, after the handover to Beijing, when Shenzen industrialized far beyond what it was in 1994. But by then, I had left. I have traveled to Beijing and New Delhi, both of which are extremely polluted nowadays, with an air quality index worse than 300, at times. I do very poorly, and can’t spend more than a few days in either location.

     

    You were here at an interesting time, that's for sure.

    It's true HK air pollution has never reached the apolcalyptic levels sometimes seen in Beijing and a few other mainland cities. I was in Beijing a couple years ago for one of those 300+ days, and it was awful. The strange thing was when I went to bed that night you couldn't see across the street, but I woke up the next morning to pristine blue skies and unlimited visibility. I felt sorry for the tourists who had been to the Great Wall in the murk one day, only to have to leave the next day knowing they'd missed the views of a lifetime by a matter of hours.

    I haven't seen any confirmation of this, but I suspect Beijing's air is getting better. The PRC government has really been embarassed by Beijing's reputation for filthy air, and they'll take steps sooner or later to restore prestige. Today, for example, the air quality index at the US Embassy in Beijing, right in the city, is an excellent 17.

  201. @PiltdownMan

    Atari– Bow-leggèd, but well-hung.™

     

    Knock-kneed.

    http://learn.pediatrics.ubc.ca/files/2011/09/14.jpg

    Okay, but my mistake at least offered me the opportunity to use an è. A grave error!

    Must’ve been cross-eyed. Or wall-eyed. Or whatever…

  202. @Reg Cæsar

    For some reason, Albany, NY, is showing a quality index of 999, which is “hazardous.” I guess Cuomo must be speaking.
     
    The Republican leader of the state Assembly once called his father Mario a "silver-tongued devil".

    Andy's might be more lead or mercury.

    The Cuomos are an odd dynasty in that that the latest Governor Cuomo of New York, who looks like barkeep Moe Syzlak on the Simpsons, seems more like a roughhewn first generation dynast, while his silvertongued dad seemed more refined and aristocratic.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    Regression to the meanie.
    , @MEH 0910
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=397ZHBEKOUA
  203. @International Jew
    If the rest of the country adopted California's more rigorous standards, then the sacrifice they made was for their own benefit, not for California's.

    Very few other places in the country have the geography to cause inversion layers: Albuquerque is one.

    When the breeze blows in off the ocean, as it does most of the year, it would jam smog up against those mountains, which are currently covered in snow because they are up to 11,500 feet tall.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    Very few other places in the country have the geography to cause inversion layers: Albuquerque is one.
     
    So does Denver because it sits in the Platte River valley.
  204. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Meanwhile, estimates are that the life expectancy in China is reduced by a few year due to air pollutants.

     

    It's possible that really horrific pollution kills off some people with asthma and other chronic lung diseases, but I really doubt the thesis that air pollution has much long-term effect on life expectancy.

    My proof? I live in Hong Kong, where we had roughly a decade (about 2002-2012) of really awful air for much of year because of pollution generated by heavy industry across the border in Guangdong Province drifting over on prevailing winds.

    Throughout that period, the local media were rife with frantic stories, usually featuring righteous expats who were being interviewed just minutes before boarding their flights to fly home to Blighty or Oz or NZ so they could again breathe the clean, pure air of their homelands.

    During that period, however, HK's life expectancy was at or near the longest in the world, and continued to rise steadily. The following graph shows there was no change in this trend whatsoever even when the air quality here declined precipitously:

    https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/gif/ncdd1_life_20181002_en.gif

    HK's 2018 life expectancy figures are 82 for men; 88 for women -- still tops. People in HK live longer than people in Blighty, Oz, and NZ -- and the USA, for that matter.

    Today HK's air is much better, since a lot of manufacturing has moved out of the PRC down to Vietnam and other poorer countries, plus the mainland government is cracking down of the worst polluters. But the green groups and the English-language media try hard to maintain the perception that there's an air pollution crisis here.

    Clean air is great; I'm all for it. I hope that HK's air continues to improve, just as air quality has improved in many western cities, thereby improving quality of life in general. But I find it hard to believe that it makes a significant difference specifically to life expectancy.

    Today HK’s air is much better…

    Hong Kong can be quite windy, as this poor Black Watchman found out:

    Ill-wind exposes secret of Scots’ success

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Reg, Do you know why Scots wear kilts? Because a sheep can hear a zipper being pulled down from 100 feet away.
  205. @Steve Sailer
    The Cuomos are an odd dynasty in that that the latest Governor Cuomo of New York, who looks like barkeep Moe Syzlak on the Simpsons, seems more like a roughhewn first generation dynast, while his silvertongued dad seemed more refined and aristocratic.

    Regression to the meanie.

  206. @Steve Sailer
    I keep waiting for somebody to document the massive health problems caused by Los Angeles smog in 1950-2000. So far, I haven't seen it. Oddly enough, Southern California during this period dominated at a number of sports, national and internationally.

    I keep waiting for somebody to document the massive health problems caused by Los Angeles smog in 1950-2000. So far, I haven’t seen it. Oddly enough, Southern California during this period dominated at a number of sports, national and internationally.

    Yes, exactly.

    The Hong Kong air pollution surge provides a really good test case of the effects on public health, because the air quality here declined so fast, then stayed bad for a while, then improved really quickly as well. The following graph shows essentially the number of hours a year here when visibility is low because of smog; it’s a reasonable proxy for air pollution in general:

    If air pollution had serious deleterious effects on public health, you’d expect to be able to see them develop in a case like this, but in spite of the local press’s ravenous hunger for just such stories, they couldn’t come up with much. And, as my previous post showed, life expectancy here just kept climbing steadily throughout that period.

    It’s led me to conclude that the effects of air pollution are mostly aesthetic and economic. The bad air here likely hurt HK economically to some degree, because it made it seem that after the 1997 handover we had been coopted as just another filthy PRC city, i.e. somewhere you’d not want to live unless you were Chinese. During this period Singapore prospered, possibly at HK’s expense, as some multinationals moved staff there because it was so clean and tidy, and appealed to wealthy expats’ expectations.

    I’m still really glad the air here is much better now, though.

  207. @Lot
    My tall father, in his early 60s now, has shrunk about 1 inch, possibly a little more.

    You don’t look nearly that thin in your photos. What’s the peak weight?

    Tall men with short and soft-spoken wives probably shrink the most from bending down over decades to hear them.

    I ballooned up into 220+ during Merkel’s Marching Millions in the fall of 2015. I’ve been trying to take of my health better since then.

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    I ballooned up into 220+ during Merkel’s Marching Millions in the fall of 2015. I’ve been trying to take of my health better since then.

     

    Congratulations on the weight loss, which is impressive, but 170-something is pretty skinny for someone of your height.

    I'm an inch taller than you, and blimped up to about 235 when I was in my early 30s. I then started paying attention (and running), and dropped down to around 180. Mrs C was not pleased, though, because I lost a lot of subcutaneous fat and wrinkled up. I seem to look and feel best when I'm in the 190s.

    , @Anon87
    Blogging is done on computers....

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

    (Yes, the Simpsons did it)
    , @MEH 0910

    Merkel’s Marching Millions in the fall of 2015.
     
    OT: Bill Scher, on the Ten Year Anniversary Edition of The DMZ on Bloggingheads, mentioned the first piece he wrote for Politico in 2014, The Liberal Case for the NSA, the reading of which made me ponder anew on what kind of liberal persuasion, informed by surveillance, the Obama administration could possibly have used on Merkel to open Germany's borders.

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/the-liberal-case-for-the-nsa-107213
    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/the-liberal-case-for-the-nsa-107213?o=1


    The coverage of the Snowden leaks has illuminated the risk of spying on one’s allies: They might find out and your relationships will be damaged. Recent revelations that the United States was spying on the German and Brazilian heads of state have left bruises: Brazil canceled a U.S. state visit and recently chose to buy a set of Swedish military planes instead of American ones, while Germany is responding to domestic outrage by trying to convince Obama to accept a “no-spy” agreement.

    But bruised is not broken. In early May, President Obama hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House, where they offered a united front in support of the Ukrainian government and pledged to work towards a European trade agreement. A few days later the administration announced that Vice-President Joe Biden will travel south next month to meet with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

    In turn, President Obama appears to be concluding that the value of clandestinely obtained political intelligence in conducting foreign policy outweighs the risks. He may rhetorically express concern, and reassure that he will “rebuild trust” with reforms. Yet he stops short of apologizing for past actions and fully scrapping surveillance on allies, as in the case of his resistance to Germany’s “no-spy” push. He has only committed that America won’t spy on allies “unless there is a compelling national security purpose,” but effective diplomacy can always be justified as serving national security.

    Considering the above history, Obama’s calculation makes sense. The NSA’s proven utility in facilitating complex peace initiatives erases the caricature of an American intelligence community that craves, in Greenwald’s words, “a spying system that exists simply to spy for its own sake, to augment the power of the United States government.” In the caricature’s place, we can see an agency that had and has legitimate purpose. We can understand that its inherently secretive nature, while posing a risk for abuse that must always be guarded against, also provides our diplomats with the tools needed to defuse some of the toughest challenges to peace and freedom.

    Sure, there are plenty of historic examples of the U.S. intelligence community failing to live up to this country’s democratic ideals. But, just as we acknowledge those, we should also recognize that there are critical times when the United States used intelligence precisely to advance those ideals. Because of it, today the world is a better place.
     

  208. @Steve Sailer
    I ballooned up into 220+ during Merkel's Marching Millions in the fall of 2015. I've been trying to take of my health better since then.

    I ballooned up into 220+ during Merkel’s Marching Millions in the fall of 2015. I’ve been trying to take of my health better since then.

    Congratulations on the weight loss, which is impressive, but 170-something is pretty skinny for someone of your height.

    I’m an inch taller than you, and blimped up to about 235 when I was in my early 30s. I then started paying attention (and running), and dropped down to around 180. Mrs C was not pleased, though, because I lost a lot of subcutaneous fat and wrinkled up. I seem to look and feel best when I’m in the 190s.

  209. @PiltdownMan
    Hong Kong's female life expectancy of 88 years is simply extraordinary. It means that it normal for a woman there today to expect to live to extreme old age. What is staggering is that number has gone up by 8 years over the last quarter century, not something you'd expect at the far right tail of human life expectancy.

    I moved to Hong Kong from New York in 1994. I have asthma, but I did much better in Hong Kong than in New York. The awful pollution really didn't really start until the late 1990s, after the handover to Beijing, when Shenzen industrialized far beyond what it was in 1994. But by then, I had left. I have traveled to Beijing and New Delhi, both of which are extremely polluted nowadays, with an air quality index worse than 300, at times. I do very poorly, and can't spend more than a few days in either location.

    The first week I moved to Hong Kong, I came down with a really bad stomach bug, while staying at the Hilton and eating there. The doctor, upon learning that I had just moved there, asked me if had drunk the water out of the faucet. I replied that I had, and had assumed, that in Hong Kong, even then very much a first-world city, the water would be safe. The doctor said "Do you realize you are in the Pearl River Delta, downstream from a billion Chinese?"

    I moved to Hong Kong from New York in 1994. I have asthma, but I did much better in Hong Kong than in New York. The awful pollution really didn’t really start until the late 1990s, after the handover to Beijing, when Shenzen industrialized far beyond what it was in 1994. But by then, I had left. I have traveled to Beijing and New Delhi, both of which are extremely polluted nowadays, with an air quality index worse than 300, at times. I do very poorly, and can’t spend more than a few days in either location.

    You were here at an interesting time, that’s for sure.

    It’s true HK air pollution has never reached the apolcalyptic levels sometimes seen in Beijing and a few other mainland cities. I was in Beijing a couple years ago for one of those 300+ days, and it was awful. The strange thing was when I went to bed that night you couldn’t see across the street, but I woke up the next morning to pristine blue skies and unlimited visibility. I felt sorry for the tourists who had been to the Great Wall in the murk one day, only to have to leave the next day knowing they’d missed the views of a lifetime by a matter of hours.

    I haven’t seen any confirmation of this, but I suspect Beijing’s air is getting better. The PRC government has really been embarassed by Beijing’s reputation for filthy air, and they’ll take steps sooner or later to restore prestige. Today, for example, the air quality index at the US Embassy in Beijing, right in the city, is an excellent 17.

  210. @Achmed E. Newman
    Though my first video didn't make it through the moderation, this one should have been put up already by the myriad fans of good music in the commentary section here:

    You can't get more white bread than The Hollies*, and all they need is some of that air that they breath and to love you (some young lady). Hey, Hispanics, it's that air that they tricked you out of!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7duPNQCp-w4

    Damn, for the life of me, I'd always thought that this song was by Bread.

    .

    * OK, OK, but the Carpenters.

    All I need is the air that I breathe, and to oppress you.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    All I need is the air that I breathe, and to oppress you.
     
    All I need is the air that you breathe...
  211. @Achmed E. Newman
    The C.A.R.B., for those who don't know, runs, or I should say, ruins, a lot of things. I had to stock up on the old recipe of Olympic Water Stain, as the new non-VOC stuff didn't look at all the same, and I didn't trust it. I made the effort to get ahold of the people in Cleveland, Ohio, I recall. They told me, no, there is no more old formula per California Air Resources Board, so go look around and get the old stuff while you can.

    No, you can't have any of my old-formula Olympic Water Seal, not even an ounce. I can't spare an ounce, as it's gotta last a lifetime. I have lots of ammo with which to guard my Olympic Water Seal.

    How about those dicked-up spouts that come with every single gasoline can? I got some old ones of those too. Fighting the CARB every day is like a part time job, one about which I have a post planned.

    Steve is on the money with this part about the rest of the country paying for Southern California's pollution problem. Without Big-Gov, of course, it could have gone a lot differently.

    Yeah, the gas can spouts are bullsh*t. I think Bezos made at least 10% of his billions selling the old nozzles on Amaz*n. I know thats added up to 10% of my purchases anyways.

  212. @Reg Cæsar

    For some reason, Albany, NY, is showing a quality index of 999, which is “hazardous.” I guess Cuomo must be speaking.
     
    The Republican leader of the state Assembly once called his father Mario a "silver-tongued devil".

    Andy's might be more lead or mercury.

    Correction: that appellation for Cuomo came from Warren M Anderson, majority leader of the New York Senate.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_M._Anderson

    The last Republican Speaker of the Assembly was Perry Duryea, Jr., in 1974. Perry Sr, who served in the state’s Senate in the 1940s, happened to be born on the same day as Cole Porter.

  213. @Mr. Anon
    All I need is the air that I breathe, and to oppress you.

    All I need is the air that I breathe, and to oppress you.

    All I need is the air that you breathe…

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    All I need is the air that you breathe…
     
    Aye.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WANa9Oku-JM
  214. @anonymous
    California also ruined what would have been a perfect car: the rx-8 was supposed to have a turbo

    I had the opportunity to drive an RX-7 turbo around LA in 1991. I was staying with wealthy friends. It was like an episode of Twin Peaks, fell in love with the daughter, left richer and wiser, the whole shooting match.
    I should write a book.

  215. @Buffalo Joe
    Eric, My mother is in her 102nd year. She was barely five foot tall when I was in HS. Now I think she could walk under a kitche table without hitting her head.

    As far as I recall, post-menopausal women are subject to shrinkage as early as their 40s, due to the effects of estrogen loss on bone density, not middle-age men, a group which arguably Steve still belongs to in our era of longevity, which allows life expectancy for so many until the tenth decade, like Steve’s parents. Medieval peasant men, the few lucky enough to make it to 60, probably lost a few inches, beginning in middle age. My grandmother must have shrunk a damn foot by the time she died at 100. Old guys can keep most of their height.

    • Replies: @Alden
    Menopause doesn’t start at 40 and lack of estrogen doesn’t cause height shrinkage.

    It’s the structure of the spinal discs. They are like an ice cream sandwich. 2 plates of bone with a collagen fiberous cartilage layer in between.

    As we age the middle layer dehydrates and shrinks. Normal activity causes the middle layer to herniate or squish out between the bone plates.

    When the middle layer of several discs are dried up and or squished out 1 to 3 inches of the spinal column are lost

    Sometimes the men on this site remind me of a group of old fashioned women hating homosexuals

    White women don’t cook, menopause at 40 divorced men should not have to support their children. If you guys have wives do your wives know how much you hate White women?
  216. @Buffalo Joe
    Lot, Short husband tall wife..."When they're nose to nose his feet are in it, when they're toe to toe his nose is in it." Bathroom Grafitti from another era.

    A great friend of mine used that exact line a quarter century ago. Sadly, he’s been dead almost as long now. Long may you run, Joe!

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    JMcG, Thank you.
  217. https://t.co/79sKxdtBzh?

    Wasn’t he the foreign minister during the hostage crisis in Iran?

  218. @danand
    Cæsar,

    My aunt, now in her late 70's, just last week went out to Vegas to catch a Donnie & Marie show. Reliving younger days I guess? She and her family (my cousins) happened to live a few houses down the street (Ogden Utah) from the Osmond's in the late 1960's. The cousins were childhood friends with the youngest of the Osmonds and "introduced" my sister and I to them when we were there over a summer. Have an old 8mm roll of the interactions in a container, but they'll likely never see light again. The youngest Osmond seemed a little taken with my sister, which annoyed her cousin Jenny.

    That’s an interesting tale. It really is a small world. Please introduce that film to the world. And please excuse me but I can’t help myself: “my sister and me”

  219. @Eric Novak
    Shrinkage is a myth. I was 6' 4" (6' 3 3/4" ) in 1990, three years after high school graduation, and was measured for height yesterday at the office of a new GP, three months after my 50th birthday. The measurement has not changed.

    I shrunk 3 inches, 5’3 to almost 5 ft.

  220. @Anonymous
    In relation to the idea of having a movement to deconstruct heightism- I think it’s a terrible idea. We already have far too much leftist resentment lunacy seeping into our lives. Yes there are benefits to being taller. There are also benefits to being healthy, athletic, handsome, agile, bright- we going to start pushing against these things too? Why the heck should a sane society be against positive traits? I can understand the idea that someone shouldn’t be ridiculed for something they didn’t cause, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still reward positive traits- we should encourage these things to continue pushing foward as a competitive country, and as an ever evolving species. Everyone is a mixed bag of good and bad traits. Where does it all end? Like

    It ends in the eradication of the White goyim of America.

  221. @UrbaneFrancoOntarian
    Is it possible for local communities to block the construction of section 8 through zoning laws? Or will the feds just ram it through?

    What you need is a strong presence in every small town. Create outrage and force the local politicians to veto section 8 construction. Or even better, run for local politics yourself.

    It’s not possible to block the building of section 8

    They can’t build them in mountains and foothills though. But even towns in the mountains usually have some flat space big enough.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Can't these buildings just mysteriously burst into flames before the new residents move in? That's what often happens to new refugee settlement centers in certain European countries.
  222. @Clyde

    Hispanics build the infrastructure to enjoy fresh produce because that’s the type of people they are. Same with poor Asians.
     
    Their (Asian and Hispanics) women are cooking at home, lots more than white women do. Too many white women view it as demeaning and slavery. And truthfully, I think they are clueless and untalented when it comes to cooking. They don't wanna know. Pig ignorance is bliss for them.

    When the wife/woman is cooking at home you are obviously going to be eating well and more healthy food.

    Ever looked at Hispanics? They’re the most obese group in America. Beans rice and tortillas are just high calorie carbs

    Maybe your wife doesn’t cook, and considers cooking demeaning slavery but most White wives and mothers do cook.

    All you White guys constantly criticizing White womenswear makes me wonder about the women in your lives.

  223. @Buzz Mohawk
    My father went to college there. He told me they could tell which girls were not freshman: The muscles in their legs were more developed, from walking up and down hill. That is to say, they had better legs.

    Do men think muscular women’s legs attractive? They’re ugly.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    I should have said their legs became more toned. I am a clumsy writer, but I know what my father was trying to tell me.
  224. @Eric Novak
    As far as I recall, post-menopausal women are subject to shrinkage as early as their 40s, due to the effects of estrogen loss on bone density, not middle-age men, a group which arguably Steve still belongs to in our era of longevity, which allows life expectancy for so many until the tenth decade, like Steve's parents. Medieval peasant men, the few lucky enough to make it to 60, probably lost a few inches, beginning in middle age. My grandmother must have shrunk a damn foot by the time she died at 100. Old guys can keep most of their height.

    Menopause doesn’t start at 40 and lack of estrogen doesn’t cause height shrinkage.

    It’s the structure of the spinal discs. They are like an ice cream sandwich. 2 plates of bone with a collagen fiberous cartilage layer in between.

    As we age the middle layer dehydrates and shrinks. Normal activity causes the middle layer to herniate or squish out between the bone plates.

    When the middle layer of several discs are dried up and or squished out 1 to 3 inches of the spinal column are lost

    Sometimes the men on this site remind me of a group of old fashioned women hating homosexuals

    White women don’t cook, menopause at 40 divorced men should not have to support their children. If you guys have wives do your wives know how much you hate White women?

    • Replies: @Eric Novak
    Millions of women in their 40s have begun menopause. To wit: "The average age of US women at the time of menopause is 51 years. The most common age range at which women experience menopause is 48-55 years. Premature menopause is defined as menopause occurring in a woman younger than 40 years". -eMedicineHealth
  225. @Reg Cæsar

    All I need is the air that I breathe, and to oppress you.
     
    All I need is the air that you breathe...

    All I need is the air that you breathe…

    Aye.

  226. @Lot
    My tall father, in his early 60s now, has shrunk about 1 inch, possibly a little more.

    You don’t look nearly that thin in your photos. What’s the peak weight?

    Tall men with short and soft-spoken wives probably shrink the most from bending down over decades to hear them.

    Tall men with short and soft-spoken wives probably shrink the most from bending down over decades to hear them.

    That’s why you should never listen to your wife.

  227. @Clyde

    Hispanics build the infrastructure to enjoy fresh produce because that’s the type of people they are. Same with poor Asians.
     
    Their (Asian and Hispanics) women are cooking at home, lots more than white women do. Too many white women view it as demeaning and slavery. And truthfully, I think they are clueless and untalented when it comes to cooking. They don't wanna know. Pig ignorance is bliss for them.

    When the wife/woman is cooking at home you are obviously going to be eating well and more healthy food.

    My local library which I walk past all the time has a huge poster that can be read from the sidewalk in the window. It’s in Spanish. It urges Hispanics to apply for the food card as a way of fighting Hispanic obesity. The gist of the poster is that they need the food card because otherwise they won’t buy fruits and vegetables and won’t feed their families healthy food. Also some stats about how much Hispanic obesity costs the health system. The poster isn’t in English just Spanish

    I see Hispanic women all the time who weigh about 100 pounds more than I do. It’s unusual to see a Hispanic women whose just normal chubby

    Those free nursery schools and after school care programs a have lessons for Hispanic mothers about cooking and healthy food because Hispanic children and Hispanics are so grossly obese.

    There are hourly ads in TV featuring Hispanic women bringing in a bag of groceries, fruit and vegetables and other healthy food. Then the Hispanic woman talks about how she is fighting her children’s obesity with fruit and vegetables and healthy food. Obviously there’s no need to harangue White woken about healthy food and obese children.

    The anti fast food liberals are always publishing articles and lectures that Hispanics are the biggest consumers of unhealthy obesity causing burgers and fries.

    You are just a misogynistic incel loser who hates White woman. Just because your mother didn’t cook for you and your wife ( if you have one) doesn’t cook for you doesn’t mean other White men’s wives don’t cook healthy food.

    Your claim that Hispanic women cook healthy food for their families is ridiculous in the face of Hispanic obesity child hood diabetes heart and vascular problems and other health problems because of what they eat.

    You can’t have ever seen a Hispanic in your life if you think they eat healthy

    But your irrational neurotic hatred of White women causes you to blurt our nonsense that Hispanic women cook healthy meals and White women refuse to cook. Your mother and wife who consider cooking demeaning slavery are the White women you know, not other White women

    • Replies: @Clyde
    I musta hit a raw nerve. What did you cook yesterday and the day before? Microwaving stuff does not count.
    , @Clyde
    I think the obese female Hispanics you mention fit more of a Mexican profile. I don't know why, but not that many Mexicans where I live. But we do get array of Hispanic people from different origins. These Hispanic woman are not obese, though some are a little bit overweight. Here the real obesity and disgusting level morbid obesity is with Black women, and they can be native (with American slave blood) or immigrants.

    So in my mind I don't think of Latinas as being obese and hefty.

  228. @Steve Sailer
    Very few other places in the country have the geography to cause inversion layers: Albuquerque is one.

    When the breeze blows in off the ocean, as it does most of the year, it would jam smog up against those mountains, which are currently covered in snow because they are up to 11,500 feet tall.

    Very few other places in the country have the geography to cause inversion layers: Albuquerque is one.

    So does Denver because it sits in the Platte River valley.

  229. @Jim Don Bob
    Has anyone else noticed that both TD and Corvinus have been absent for a while, yet both reappear at the same time?

    Corvinus is a tiresome windbag that thinks his blather is new and insightful. However he at least can write a sentence (though his sentences are usually filled with nonsense or homework assignments for others).

    I’m torn on TD – can’t decide if he’s a parody or is actually Lehnurt Pits. I’m leaning towards the latter. He could also be Truth when he’s been drinking.

    • Replies: @Clyde

    Corvinus is a tiresome windbag that thinks his blather is new and insightful.
    I’m torn on TD – can’t decide if he’s a parody or is actually Lehnurt Pits. I’m leaning towards the latter. He could also be Truth when he’s been drinking.
     
    I skim past windbag Corvinus though I could block him. You just might be right on Duck and Trooff rhymes with yoof.
  230. @Alden
    Do men think muscular women’s legs attractive? They’re ugly.

    I should have said their legs became more toned. I am a clumsy writer, but I know what my father was trying to tell me.

  231. @Alden
    Menopause doesn’t start at 40 and lack of estrogen doesn’t cause height shrinkage.

    It’s the structure of the spinal discs. They are like an ice cream sandwich. 2 plates of bone with a collagen fiberous cartilage layer in between.

    As we age the middle layer dehydrates and shrinks. Normal activity causes the middle layer to herniate or squish out between the bone plates.

    When the middle layer of several discs are dried up and or squished out 1 to 3 inches of the spinal column are lost

    Sometimes the men on this site remind me of a group of old fashioned women hating homosexuals

    White women don’t cook, menopause at 40 divorced men should not have to support their children. If you guys have wives do your wives know how much you hate White women?

    Millions of women in their 40s have begun menopause. To wit: “The average age of US women at the time of menopause is 51 years. The most common age range at which women experience menopause is 48-55 years. Premature menopause is defined as menopause occurring in a woman younger than 40 years”. -eMedicineHealth

  232. @BigDickNick
    Can't wait for the NPR Headline: Blacks and Hispanics Disproportionately Use Government Services Whites Pay For.

    Presumably that's coming soon, right?
  233. In the mid-twentieth century, affluent white people could be subjected to terrible, unhealthy smog in the part of the San Gabriel Valley backed up against the Mount Wilson area. One’s eyes would burn, and throats would become sore.

  234. @Alden
    My local library which I walk past all the time has a huge poster that can be read from the sidewalk in the window. It’s in Spanish. It urges Hispanics to apply for the food card as a way of fighting Hispanic obesity. The gist of the poster is that they need the food card because otherwise they won’t buy fruits and vegetables and won’t feed their families healthy food. Also some stats about how much Hispanic obesity costs the health system. The poster isn’t in English just Spanish

    I see Hispanic women all the time who weigh about 100 pounds more than I do. It’s unusual to see a Hispanic women whose just normal chubby

    Those free nursery schools and after school care programs a have lessons for Hispanic mothers about cooking and healthy food because Hispanic children and Hispanics are so grossly obese.

    There are hourly ads in TV featuring Hispanic women bringing in a bag of groceries, fruit and vegetables and other healthy food. Then the Hispanic woman talks about how she is fighting her children’s obesity with fruit and vegetables and healthy food. Obviously there’s no need to harangue White woken about healthy food and obese children.

    The anti fast food liberals are always publishing articles and lectures that Hispanics are the biggest consumers of unhealthy obesity causing burgers and fries.

    You are just a misogynistic incel loser who hates White woman. Just because your mother didn’t cook for you and your wife ( if you have one) doesn’t cook for you doesn’t mean other White men’s wives don’t cook healthy food.

    Your claim that Hispanic women cook healthy food for their families is ridiculous in the face of Hispanic obesity child hood diabetes heart and vascular problems and other health problems because of what they eat.


    You can’t have ever seen a Hispanic in your life if you think they eat healthy

    But your irrational neurotic hatred of White women causes you to blurt our nonsense that Hispanic women cook healthy meals and White women refuse to cook. Your mother and wife who consider cooking demeaning slavery are the White women you know, not other White women

    I musta hit a raw nerve. What did you cook yesterday and the day before? Microwaving stuff does not count.

  235. @William Badwhite
    Corvinus is a tiresome windbag that thinks his blather is new and insightful. However he at least can write a sentence (though his sentences are usually filled with nonsense or homework assignments for others).

    I'm torn on TD - can't decide if he's a parody or is actually Lehnurt Pits. I'm leaning towards the latter. He could also be Truth when he's been drinking.

    Corvinus is a tiresome windbag that thinks his blather is new and insightful.
    I’m torn on TD – can’t decide if he’s a parody or is actually Lehnurt Pits. I’m leaning towards the latter. He could also be Truth when he’s been drinking.

    I skim past windbag Corvinus though I could block him. You just might be right on Duck and Trooff rhymes with yoof.

  236. I remember when Barry Commoner would argue that third world overpopulation was not a big problem because people in the third world had a low consumption of goods and services — and therefore polluted less.

    A problem with that, as see it, is those people desire a future where they consume much more.

  237. @Reg Cæsar

    Today HK’s air is much better...
     
    Hong Kong can be quite windy, as this poor Black Watchman found out:

    Ill-wind exposes secret of Scots' success


    https://ianmcowen.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/flag2.jpg?w=297&h=320

    Reg, Do you know why Scots wear kilts? Because a sheep can hear a zipper being pulled down from 100 feet away.

  238. @Alden
    My local library which I walk past all the time has a huge poster that can be read from the sidewalk in the window. It’s in Spanish. It urges Hispanics to apply for the food card as a way of fighting Hispanic obesity. The gist of the poster is that they need the food card because otherwise they won’t buy fruits and vegetables and won’t feed their families healthy food. Also some stats about how much Hispanic obesity costs the health system. The poster isn’t in English just Spanish

    I see Hispanic women all the time who weigh about 100 pounds more than I do. It’s unusual to see a Hispanic women whose just normal chubby

    Those free nursery schools and after school care programs a have lessons for Hispanic mothers about cooking and healthy food because Hispanic children and Hispanics are so grossly obese.

    There are hourly ads in TV featuring Hispanic women bringing in a bag of groceries, fruit and vegetables and other healthy food. Then the Hispanic woman talks about how she is fighting her children’s obesity with fruit and vegetables and healthy food. Obviously there’s no need to harangue White woken about healthy food and obese children.

    The anti fast food liberals are always publishing articles and lectures that Hispanics are the biggest consumers of unhealthy obesity causing burgers and fries.

    You are just a misogynistic incel loser who hates White woman. Just because your mother didn’t cook for you and your wife ( if you have one) doesn’t cook for you doesn’t mean other White men’s wives don’t cook healthy food.

    Your claim that Hispanic women cook healthy food for their families is ridiculous in the face of Hispanic obesity child hood diabetes heart and vascular problems and other health problems because of what they eat.


    You can’t have ever seen a Hispanic in your life if you think they eat healthy

    But your irrational neurotic hatred of White women causes you to blurt our nonsense that Hispanic women cook healthy meals and White women refuse to cook. Your mother and wife who consider cooking demeaning slavery are the White women you know, not other White women

    I think the obese female Hispanics you mention fit more of a Mexican profile. I don’t know why, but not that many Mexicans where I live. But we do get array of Hispanic people from different origins. These Hispanic woman are not obese, though some are a little bit overweight. Here the real obesity and disgusting level morbid obesity is with Black women, and they can be native (with American slave blood) or immigrants.

    So in my mind I don’t think of Latinas as being obese and hefty.

  239. @JMcG
    A great friend of mine used that exact line a quarter century ago. Sadly, he’s been dead almost as long now. Long may you run, Joe!

    JMcG, Thank you.

  240. @res
    Don't worry, I am sure the loyal NPR listeners buy plenty of indulgences (err, sorry, carbon credits). Except I don't think that applies to the kind of pollution we are discussing here. Sounds like a market opportunity.

    P.S. Surely you realize it is OK if a goodthinker has several 10,000 ft^2 houses and flies intercontinentally weekly as long as they buy enough carbon credits? I am sure similar thinking applies here.

    res, You too funny. How many here know about “indulgences” and the Catholic Church?

  241. @Steve Sailer
    I dunno. I checked my height about a year ago at the doctor's office and measured 6'4 1/8th" as usual. I can recall remarking my surprise to the nurse that I was still the same height.

    My weight is down into the 170s for the first time since maybe college. My goal is 175.

    6’4 1/8th” as usual.

    Did you play basketball? If not, why not?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    8th grade at St. Francis de Sales.

    The best I ever played was in college intramurals. We kept getting killed when I played center on offense, because I can't shoot with my back to the basket or rebound (I could block shots on defense, though). So, I insisted I switch to point guard and put a much shorter guy at center who was pretty good. We won two games in row that way, including my highlight: my running the four corners delay offense for the last minute like Phil Ford of UNC.

  242. @Charles Erwin Wilson

    6’4 1/8th” as usual.
     
    Did you play basketball? If not, why not?

    8th grade at St. Francis de Sales.

    The best I ever played was in college intramurals. We kept getting killed when I played center on offense, because I can’t shoot with my back to the basket or rebound (I could block shots on defense, though). So, I insisted I switch to point guard and put a much shorter guy at center who was pretty good. We won two games in row that way, including my highlight: my running the four corners delay offense for the last minute like Phil Ford of UNC.

  243. Anonymous[658] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alden
    It’s not possible to block the building of section 8

    They can’t build them in mountains and foothills though. But even towns in the mountains usually have some flat space big enough.

    Can’t these buildings just mysteriously burst into flames before the new residents move in? That’s what often happens to new refugee settlement centers in certain European countries.

  244. @Steve Sailer
    I ballooned up into 220+ during Merkel's Marching Millions in the fall of 2015. I've been trying to take of my health better since then.

    Blogging is done on computers….

    (Yes, the Simpsons did it)

  245. @Steve Sailer
    The Cuomos are an odd dynasty in that that the latest Governor Cuomo of New York, who looks like barkeep Moe Syzlak on the Simpsons, seems more like a roughhewn first generation dynast, while his silvertongued dad seemed more refined and aristocratic.

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    I ballooned up into 220+ during Merkel's Marching Millions in the fall of 2015. I've been trying to take of my health better since then.

    Merkel’s Marching Millions in the fall of 2015.

    OT: Bill Scher, on the Ten Year Anniversary Edition of The DMZ on Bloggingheads, mentioned the first piece he wrote for Politico in 2014, The Liberal Case for the NSA, the reading of which made me ponder anew on what kind of liberal persuasion, informed by surveillance, the Obama administration could possibly have used on Merkel to open Germany’s borders.

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/the-liberal-case-for-the-nsa-107213
    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/the-liberal-case-for-the-nsa-107213?o=1

    The coverage of the Snowden leaks has illuminated the risk of spying on one’s allies: They might find out and your relationships will be damaged. Recent revelations that the United States was spying on the German and Brazilian heads of state have left bruises: Brazil canceled a U.S. state visit and recently chose to buy a set of Swedish military planes instead of American ones, while Germany is responding to domestic outrage by trying to convince Obama to accept a “no-spy” agreement.

    But bruised is not broken. In early May, President Obama hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House, where they offered a united front in support of the Ukrainian government and pledged to work towards a European trade agreement. A few days later the administration announced that Vice-President Joe Biden will travel south next month to meet with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

    In turn, President Obama appears to be concluding that the value of clandestinely obtained political intelligence in conducting foreign policy outweighs the risks. He may rhetorically express concern, and reassure that he will “rebuild trust” with reforms. Yet he stops short of apologizing for past actions and fully scrapping surveillance on allies, as in the case of his resistance to Germany’s “no-spy” push. He has only committed that America won’t spy on allies “unless there is a compelling national security purpose,” but effective diplomacy can always be justified as serving national security.

    Considering the above history, Obama’s calculation makes sense. The NSA’s proven utility in facilitating complex peace initiatives erases the caricature of an American intelligence community that craves, in Greenwald’s words, “a spying system that exists simply to spy for its own sake, to augment the power of the United States government.” In the caricature’s place, we can see an agency that had and has legitimate purpose. We can understand that its inherently secretive nature, while posing a risk for abuse that must always be guarded against, also provides our diplomats with the tools needed to defuse some of the toughest challenges to peace and freedom.

    Sure, there are plenty of historic examples of the U.S. intelligence community failing to live up to this country’s democratic ideals. But, just as we acknowledge those, we should also recognize that there are critical times when the United States used intelligence precisely to advance those ideals. Because of it, today the world is a better place.

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