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From the New York Times news section:

Treasury Creates Racial Equity Committee to Narrow Economic Disparities

A new advisory group will help guide the Biden administration’s efforts to promote economic equality.

By Alan Rappeport
Oct. 4, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is deepening its effort to focus on reducing racial inequity with the formation of a new advisory committee that will help the Treasury Department carry out policies that aim to narrow economic disparities faced by communities of color.

The Treasury Advisory Committee on Racial Equity will include 25 members from academia, business and advocacy groups. It will convene four times a year to evaluate and offer guidance to the Treasury Department and its leadership on an array of programs that touch nearly every corner of the economy.

Biden administration officials say the focus on equity will help unlock economic potential that has for decades gone untapped.

“The steps we take here to think about racial equity aren’t only about moral issues, but how we can further our economic agenda by expanding the potential of the economy,” Wally Adeyemo, the deputy Treasury secretary, said in an interview. Mr. Adeyemo noted that the biggest gaps in labor force participation occur in marginalized communities.

Similarly, the Bush Administration pushed mortgage lending to blacks and Hispanics in the early 2000s because that would unleash the economy, and what’s the worst that could happen?

… Yet the administration’s focus on equity has at times drawn a backlash.

A program that was created as part of the American Rescue Plan of 2021 to offer debt relief to Black and other farmers of color was blocked after groups of white farmers filed lawsuits claiming that the policy discriminated against them.

Some people just don’t get that “equity” means taking home and stock equity from whites and giving it to blacks.

 
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  1. Just as long as the Ukraine 2022 doesn’t become the Belgium of 1914.

    Remember, no-one had nukes in 1914…

    • Replies: @Observator
    @Celt Darnell

    It's rather like the Poland of 1939, an aggressive junta attacking ethnic rivals on land they have no claim to. Warsaw was also encouraged by a cynical global empire to provoke an economic rival whose resurgence terrified London and whose resources it coveted.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Anon

    , @Old Prude
    @Celt Darnell

    Ukraine is becoming like WWI in that no one has anything to gain by further fighting, but all feel too committed to stop. Sunken cost fallacy.

    If America "wins", will it be worth the cost? Russia? Ukraine?

    Every day this war goes on, America loses. Folly.

  2. We laughed at the Pacific islanders who built airplane replicas on the beach, hoping to entice the US Air Force planes to come back and hand out goodies.

    What the islanders needed was a 25 swamp-person panel to get the cash and prizes mailed directly to them.

  3. Minoritarianism is parasitism. The right of a minority to glom onto the majority’s stuff. The majority can not be allowed to have its own stuff, assert its norms and values, act in its own interests nor govern itself.

    “Our stuff is our stuff, your stuff is our stuff.” What else is new?

    • Agree: Pastit, Franz, SiNCERITY.net
    • Replies: @Polistra
    @AnotherDad


    “Our stuff is our stuff, your stuff is our stuff.”
     
    In New York, they put it this way:

    "What's mine is mine, what's yours is negotiable."

    They also said:

    "What's Yiddish for F.U.?"

    "Trust me!"

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @AnotherDad

    It's not minoritiarnism, it's anti-white bigotry. If Jews (or any other race) were the majority, you can bet we wouldn't here a peep from minorities, especially blacks.

    Btw, does no one find it stunning that for Steve, the real tragedy of this anti-white bigotry is that some whites might start to think and act as a group to defend themselves.

    With "friends" like Steve . . .

  4. Since rappers are a big subject around here, I was reflecting on the recent passing of Coolio, at the age of 59.

    He got a substantial push in 2000 when the Brisk Iced Tea series of claymation commercials decided to not just feature Coolio, but to have Elvis’ music adjust to merge with Coolio’s style :

    This push didn’t generate any traction since Coolio didn’t achieve the heights of success that this sort of placement might have led observers to expect.

    Other claymation commercials in the Brisk Iced Tea campaign aged far better than this one. The best one was the New York Yankees one. Even if the blimp began to fall before the fly ball punctured it.

  5. … Yet the administration’s focus on equity has at times drawn a backlash.

    It’s a “backlash,” not a righteous and entirely reasonable reaction to blatant anti-white racial discrimination.

    …”was blocked after groups of white farmers filed lawsuits claiming that the policy discriminated against them.”

    They “claimed” it discriminated against them? Doing so was one of the main tenets of the program.

    • Agree: ic1000, Old Prude
    • Thanks: SiNCERITY.net, Gordo
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Patrick in SC

    National Police quell backlash of family members of eyeglass wearers shot and buried in ditches..

    Yep, same fucking people. I'm here to tell you now: You'd better learn it fast, you'd better learn it young(?), cause someday never comes ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwNuQulK6N0

  6. OT — HUGE — It’s not just Fareed Zakaria and Anderson Vanderbilt-Cooper: many elite “journalists” with leftist-activist biases happen to actually be the elite, as in billionaires. So part of the reason journalism has totally collapsed and is unprecedentedly out of touch is because the “journalists” are actually just dirty banksters doing damage control for their own crimes. These are the people calling for the censorship of “misinformation.”
    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1577630330625921025.html

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @J.Ross

    Gloria Vanderbilt's holdings as of 1945, stated in 2019 currency, amounted to $52 million. At the time of her death, she had $1.5 million in cash and securities, $1.2 million in real estate, and an indeterminate sum in personal property. The only billionaires Anderson Cooper's ever known were not family members. Cooper's not an activist. He's a careerist willing to say what his bosses want to hear.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    , @MEH 0910
    @J.Ross


    So part of the reason journalism has totally collapsed and is unprecedentedly out of touch is because the “journalists” are actually just dirty banksters doing damage control for their own crimes. These are the people calling for the censorship of “misinformation.”
    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1577630330625921025.html
     
    Archived snapshot link: https://archive.ph/LYO8E

    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1577354192360030210
    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1577355414651523072
    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1577356728638836736
    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1577358309316665344
    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1577360057401999361
    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1577371276771201025

    https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1577361445188431872
    https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1577364273621504000
    https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1577370693674860544

  7. Are our elite running out of ideas because they’re not very bright or because both nominal sub-ideologies want the same result?

  8. Some people just don’t get that “equity” means taking home and stock equity from whites and giving it to blacks.

    What about subcons and Orientals Steve? The article speaks of helping communities of color and they are people of color, too.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Anonymous

    They use POC, but mean Black.

    They sort with various means: self-identify; geographic area; income; welfare usage, but various others are happy to go along for the ride, and it's all good since a main goal is punishing the appropriate bad people.

  9. Anon[251] • Disclaimer says:

    … the focus on equity will help unlock economic potential that has for decades gone untapped.

    Finally, Black economic potential will be tapped. All the wonderful inventions by Blacks that have not been patented will be unleashed upon the world. All the black STEM geniuses whose genius has not been recognized because of the racist SAT test will be flooding into Ivy League universities and to Stanford and MIT.

    • LOL: SiNCERITY.net
  10. @AnotherDad
    Minoritarianism is parasitism. The right of a minority to glom onto the majority's stuff. The majority can not be allowed to have its own stuff, assert its norms and values, act in its own interests nor govern itself.

    "Our stuff is our stuff, your stuff is our stuff." What else is new?

    Replies: @Polistra, @Citizen of a Silly Country

    “Our stuff is our stuff, your stuff is our stuff.”

    In New York, they put it this way:

    “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is negotiable.”

    They also said:

    “What’s Yiddish for F.U.?”

    “Trust me!”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Polistra


    In New York, they put it this way:

    “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is negotiable.”

    They also said:

    “What’s Yiddish for F.U.?”

    “Trust me!”
     
    On the other hand, "F.U." in New York means "Have a nice day!" Whereas in L.A., "Have a nice day!" means "F.U."
  11. • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Those damn white people

    , @Wilkey
    @JohnnyWalker123

    "Scrubs" was funny, but there was definitely more than a few times where the show seemed more than a little misogynist.

    The main character, played by Zach Braff, was supposed to be this sweet, innocent, boyish doctor - an innocent boyish doctor who had a new girlfriend or one night stand every four episodes or so.

    Braff, who is now 47, has spent the last 20 years dating (and never marrying) a string of progressively younger women, including Mandy Moore (9 years his junior), Taylor Bagley (12 years his junior), and Florence Pugh (21 years his junior). Braff has also worked frequently with James Franco, who's had a slew. I wouldn't be shocked if we start hearing #MeToo complaints about Braff, as well.

    Replies: @Puttheforkdown

    , @J.Ross
    @JohnnyWalker123

    First: Bruce Dern with a tan.
    Second: imagine telling a girl you're a Hollywood producer, and she asks, what have you produced, and you answer -- the best show you're not watching, featuring the executive producer of Garden State --

    , @anonymous
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Schtooping the goyim?

  12. Wonder what the excuse will be when this fails?

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Redneck farmer

    Not tried hard enough.

  13. Anonymous[416] • Disclaimer says:

    OT — a kerfuffle on tw*tter:

    Police use DNA phenotyping in unsolved sexual assault: The Edmonton Police Service is, for the first time in its history, using DNA phenotyping in the hopes of identifying a suspect in a 2019 sexual assault. On Sunday, March 10, 2019, at approximately… https://t.co/IOSBmG8SYq pic.twitter.com/JS0FjZ6xVr— Edmonton Police (@edmontonpolice) October 4, 2022

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @Anonymous

    My first thought was "Wow, that should really help narrow down the list of possible suspects in a super white city like Edmonton, Alberta."

    Then I looked at Edmonton's demographics and discovered that Edmonton, population 1 million, is only 56% European and 6.1% African.

    Not Vancouver or Toronto, but provincial Edmonton. Holy shit.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Anon

  14. A lot of people have worked on the issue of how to get rich. It is perhaps the most studied issue the human mind has ever been applied to. No Treasury Committee is going to find the magic formula because wealth is relative and value in a permanent state of flux. Creating wealth is very hard but keeping it is just as hard. One can be shrewd or just lucky but whatever made you rich won’t keep you rich for long. Kodak, Xerox and IBM aren’t what they once were. Today Fame seems to be worth as much as Talent but what sort of Fame and what kind of Talent can change with time.

    Donald Trump, e.g. is said to have turned down a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies because he foresaw an era where owning skyscrapers was more lucrative than being a journeyman baseball player. He was right in 1960 but maybe not so much today. There was a time not so long ago that the daily newspaper was a tremendously valuable asset. I spent $5 every Sunday to get the New York Times. Now a dozen ”tech” firms compete to do what the newspaper classifieds did to advertise job openings, homes and cars for sale, what movies were showing and where to eat in a single cheap package everyone bought. Things change but the negro is always a day late and a dollar short. Biden isn’t going to change that unless he wants to share his 10%

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @Unit472


    It is perhaps the most studied issue the human mind has ever been applied to.
     
    Dunno.
    When I was a Yout a lot of study went into that that hot blonde girls pants and access thereto.
  15. Biden administration officials say the focus on equity will help unlock economic potential that has for decades gone untapped.

    Unlock economic potential? Here’s a few ideas that would actually work:

    1) Amend “anti-discrimination” laws to allow businesses to better reward employees who perform, and more easily terminate those who don’t.

    2) Reduce welfare spending on able-bodied citizens.

    3) Stop lending insane amounts of money to students studying utterly useless majors.

    4) Stop allowing millions of illiterate peasants to cross our southern border. They are a drain on the United States in almost every conceivable way. If raw numbers of people were the key to economic prosperity then India would be the richest, most powerful country on the planet. It ain’t.

    The fact is that we pretty much know exactly what needs to be done in order to “unlock economic potential.” But that doesn’t buy a whole lot of votes.

    • Thanks: SiNCERITY.net, Polistra
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Wilkey

    2) Reduce welfare spending on able-bodied citizens.

    Roughly 60% of 'welfare spending on able-boded citizens' of working age consists of Medicaid. Shy of 20% consists of the Earned Income Tax Credit.

  16. @Anonymous
    OT — a kerfuffle on tw*tter:

    Police use DNA phenotyping in unsolved sexual assault: The Edmonton Police Service is, for the first time in its history, using DNA phenotyping in the hopes of identifying a suspect in a 2019 sexual assault. On Sunday, March 10, 2019, at approximately… https://t.co/IOSBmG8SYq pic.twitter.com/JS0FjZ6xVr— Edmonton Police (@edmontonpolice) October 4, 2022
     

    Replies: @Wilkey

    My first thought was “Wow, that should really help narrow down the list of possible suspects in a super white city like Edmonton, Alberta.”

    Then I looked at Edmonton’s demographics and discovered that Edmonton, population 1 million, is only 56% European and 6.1% African.

    Not Vancouver or Toronto, but provincial Edmonton. Holy shit.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Wilkey

    I guess the Canucks and the Asians are just finding out the proverbial "tipping point" when the vanilla ice cream and the peach sherbet start to taste funny.

    , @Anon
    @Wilkey


    Then I looked at Edmonton’s demographics and discovered that Edmonton, population 1 million, is only 56% European and 6.1% African.

    Not Vancouver or Toronto, but provincial Edmonton. Holy shit.
     
    Yep. The Anglosphere is under invasion.

    Steve and some others here care more about preventing the government in the Ukraine from being friendly toward Russia.

    Replies: @Wilkey

  17. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/1577868770642722818

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Wilkey, @J.Ross, @anonymous

    Those damn white people

    • LOL: Almost Missouri
  18. People’s Party Congress Creates Racial Land Reform Committee to Narrow Economic Disparities

    I swapped out only two of the words. Back up a bit, squint if you need to, and jog your memory. OK, now, can you just go ahead and admit who these people are?

    .

    (OK, yeah, they used to talk “class”, but now it’s “race”. Tomato, Tomahto – same people, people!)

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Achmed E. Newman

    2 of the terms, not words.

  19. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/1577868770642722818

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Wilkey, @J.Ross, @anonymous

    “Scrubs” was funny, but there was definitely more than a few times where the show seemed more than a little misogynist.

    The main character, played by Zach Braff, was supposed to be this sweet, innocent, boyish doctor – an innocent boyish doctor who had a new girlfriend or one night stand every four episodes or so.

    Braff, who is now 47, has spent the last 20 years dating (and never marrying) a string of progressively younger women, including Mandy Moore (9 years his junior), Taylor Bagley (12 years his junior), and Florence Pugh (21 years his junior). Braff has also worked frequently with James Franco, who’s had a slew. I wouldn’t be shocked if we start hearing #MeToo complaints about Braff, as well.

    • Replies: @Puttheforkdown
    @Wilkey

    If only those adult women were free to choose monogamy/early marriage instead of being pumped and dumped by elite men during the period of their life when they’re transcendently attractive. (Pre eggs drying up, the crossover point tending to coincide with likelihood of jumping on the MeToo bandwagon. Funny that!)

    I guess they’re just not accountable for their dating choices. Talk about misogyny, huh?

  20. @Patrick in SC

    … Yet the administration’s focus on equity has at times drawn a backlash.
     
    It’s a “backlash,” not a righteous and entirely reasonable reaction to blatant anti-white racial discrimination.

    …”was blocked after groups of white farmers filed lawsuits claiming that the policy discriminated against them.”

    They “claimed” it discriminated against them? Doing so was one of the main tenets of the program.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    National Police quell backlash of family members of eyeglass wearers shot and buried in ditches..

    Yep, same fucking people. I’m here to tell you now: You’d better learn it fast, you’d better learn it young(?), cause someday never comes …

  21. Shocked, shocked that the affirmatively actioned lead the charge for reparations!

    Mr ‘Wally’ Adeyemo:

    https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blackpast.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2FAdewale_Wally_Adeyemo.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blackpast.org%2Fafrican-american-history%2Fadewale-wally-adeyemo-1981%2F&tbnid=nbK3OWchjiXCjM&vet=12ahUKEwihr4Pgm8v6AhWzhM4BHfoNBL4QMygBegUIARCsAQ..i&docid=wdwdEWL7cPnPzM&w=932&h=1013&q=Wally%20Adeyemo&client=safari&ved=2ahUKEwihr4Pgm8v6AhWzhM4BHfoNBL4QMygBegUIARCsAQ

  22. Can you imagine the Angst, the terrible dilemma?
    This team cries out to be comprised of and led by black women.
    Is the destruction of the US economy worth it?

  23. @Unit472
    A lot of people have worked on the issue of how to get rich. It is perhaps the most studied issue the human mind has ever been applied to. No Treasury Committee is going to find the magic formula because wealth is relative and value in a permanent state of flux. Creating wealth is very hard but keeping it is just as hard. One can be shrewd or just lucky but whatever made you rich won't keep you rich for long. Kodak, Xerox and IBM aren't what they once were. Today Fame seems to be worth as much as Talent but what sort of Fame and what kind of Talent can change with time.

    Donald Trump, e.g. is said to have turned down a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies because he foresaw an era where owning skyscrapers was more lucrative than being a journeyman baseball player. He was right in 1960 but maybe not so much today. There was a time not so long ago that the daily newspaper was a tremendously valuable asset. I spent $5 every Sunday to get the New York Times. Now a dozen ''tech'' firms compete to do what the newspaper classifieds did to advertise job openings, homes and cars for sale, what movies were showing and where to eat in a single cheap package everyone bought. Things change but the negro is always a day late and a dollar short. Biden isn't going to change that unless he wants to share his 10%

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    It is perhaps the most studied issue the human mind has ever been applied to.

    Dunno.
    When I was a Yout a lot of study went into that that hot blonde girls pants and access thereto.

  24. Anti-racist agree with us about the clearly visible disparities between Blacks and Whites.

    It is absolutely taboo to even think that blacks are in any way “inferior”. So it must be some mystical structural racism.

    And of course, people who are exactly as capable as us Whites, with the right push will arrive at the same economic results. Haiti will become an Iceland, or an Ireland, or a Singaport. There can be no doubt.

    We cannot falsify their ideas, because proving failure of affirmative action is “racist”, sexist, etc.

    @isteve, are you aware that good well intended people honestly believe the anti-racist crap and have deep investments in making things equal. They can never believe that races are unequal and there never can be equity.

    • Replies: @Graveldips
    @SiNCERITY.net

    I was almost astonished the other day when an educated man that I even suspected of having wisdom, blew up when I said that Japanese were much less likely that Mexicans to be criminals, and that the fact that Mexican neighborhoods have bars on all the windows bears me out. He responded that they had bars on the windows to keep the police out, and exploded when I said that only drug dealers would put up bars to keep cops out.

    He's right, I suppose. Drug dealers put up bars to keep rival drug dealers out.

  25. Is there not one smart person with intellectual integrity in these upper echelons willing to admit that the main cause of the Black-White achievement gap is human biodiversity? Not one person?

    The statistical achievement gap is caused by genetic variation, not by systemic White racism. It is blindingly obvious if you look at all the data!

    The people on this committee are bright and knowledgeable (many of them) and they are perpetrating a lie. Can one of them have the courage and intellectual honesty to shout stop?

  26. @Achmed E. Newman
    People's Party Congress Creates Racial Land Reform Committee to Narrow Economic Disparities

    I swapped out only two of the words. Back up a bit, squint if you need to, and jog your memory. OK, now, can you just go ahead and admit who these people are?

    .

    (OK, yeah, they used to talk "class", but now it's "race". Tomato, Tomahto - same people, people!)

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    2 of the terms, not words.

  27. @Celt Darnell
    Just as long as the Ukraine 2022 doesn’t become the Belgium of 1914.

    Remember, no-one had nukes in 1914…

    Replies: @Observator, @Old Prude

    It’s rather like the Poland of 1939, an aggressive junta attacking ethnic rivals on land they have no claim to. Warsaw was also encouraged by a cynical global empire to provoke an economic rival whose resurgence terrified London and whose resources it coveted.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Observator

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfl6Lu3xQW0

    Replies: @J.Ross

    , @Anon
    @Observator


    It’s rather like the Poland of 1939, an aggressive junta attacking ethnic rivals on land they have no claim to. Warsaw was also encouraged by a cynical global empire to provoke an economic rival whose resurgence terrified London and whose resources it coveted.
     
    Steve has a very conventional, victor’s history, outlook on WWII.
  28. @Observator
    @Celt Darnell

    It's rather like the Poland of 1939, an aggressive junta attacking ethnic rivals on land they have no claim to. Warsaw was also encouraged by a cynical global empire to provoke an economic rival whose resurgence terrified London and whose resources it coveted.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Anon

    • LOL: Prester John
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Steve Sailer

    Everybody who laughs at horses against panzers generally doesn't know that 20s Poland (by itself) routed the Soviet Union, the same Soviet Union which defeated Finland.

  29. @Wilkey
    @Anonymous

    My first thought was "Wow, that should really help narrow down the list of possible suspects in a super white city like Edmonton, Alberta."

    Then I looked at Edmonton's demographics and discovered that Edmonton, population 1 million, is only 56% European and 6.1% African.

    Not Vancouver or Toronto, but provincial Edmonton. Holy shit.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Anon

    I guess the Canucks and the Asians are just finding out the proverbial “tipping point” when the vanilla ice cream and the peach sherbet start to taste funny.

  30. Some people just don’t get that “equity” means taking home and stock equity from whites and giving it to blacks – Steve

    Now, with this, I would call the willingness “undisguised.” For confiscation and transfer of equity to actually become a reality, the number of Supreme Court justices would have to be expanded.* The Constitution is silent, and Congress is vested with broad authority, on the number of justices. All that would be legally required would be holding a majority in both Houses, and the presidency. In other words, it comes down to the midterms. Favorable public opinion is likely, because the reach of an expanded court would be broad today; a new Roe, and so on and so forth; this is not an FDR situation. And anyway the left does not care about public opinion.

    *Expanded, not packed, I would urge. “Packed” is generally associated with packing a suitcase, that is, filling-up its current capacity.

  31. Maybe The Treasury Advisory Committee on Racial Equity could start by redistributing half their salaries to charities that help the “under privileged “?

  32. Aside from the discriminatory nature of ‘equity’ initiatives, the thing that is resolutely ignored is that the overwhelming majority of people lack the ability to leverage modest financial windfalls into a permanent upgrade in their lives or income. You could pick any random collection of 100 people and give them $50K no strings attached, and within a couple of years 90% would have spent it all, and five years in maybe 3 or 4 would have done something like bought an income property, started working for themselves or something similar.

    This is even more difficult when it comes to black Americans because they put a much higher premium on visible good like cars and clothing. In my experience with rentals, many will stay in less desirable locations/apartments rather than move when they get an increase in income because they’d prefer to spend the money on ‘stuff’ that gives the appearance of success.

    The phrase “shoveling sh!t against the wind” comes to mind.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Arclight


    ...the overwhelming majority of people lack the ability to leverage modest financial windfalls into a permanent upgrade in their lives or income.
     
    This is why I don't play the lottery. I'd blow the check in no time-- stocks, bonds, real estate... There'd be nothing left!

    Replies: @scrivener3

    , @Graveldips
    @Arclight

    40 years ago I was acquainted with a 40-something White woman who was doing assembly work in a small factory. She inherited $40K or so and rather than going to the local trade tech, she bought a corvette and kept plugging away at her crappy job and paying rent. Leading a horse to water and all that.

  33. @AnotherDad
    Minoritarianism is parasitism. The right of a minority to glom onto the majority's stuff. The majority can not be allowed to have its own stuff, assert its norms and values, act in its own interests nor govern itself.

    "Our stuff is our stuff, your stuff is our stuff." What else is new?

    Replies: @Polistra, @Citizen of a Silly Country

    It’s not minoritiarnism, it’s anti-white bigotry. If Jews (or any other race) were the majority, you can bet we wouldn’t here a peep from minorities, especially blacks.

    Btw, does no one find it stunning that for Steve, the real tragedy of this anti-white bigotry is that some whites might start to think and act as a group to defend themselves.

    With “friends” like Steve . . .

  34. @Redneck farmer
    Wonder what the excuse will be when this fails?

    Replies: @bomag

    Not tried hard enough.

  35. @Anonymous

    Some people just don’t get that “equity” means taking home and stock equity from whites and giving it to blacks.
     
    What about subcons and Orientals Steve? The article speaks of helping communities of color and they are people of color, too.

    Replies: @bomag

    They use POC, but mean Black.

    They sort with various means: self-identify; geographic area; income; welfare usage, but various others are happy to go along for the ride, and it’s all good since a main goal is punishing the appropriate bad people.

  36. @J.Ross
    OT -- HUGE -- It's not just Fareed Zakaria and Anderson Vanderbilt-Cooper: many elite "journalists" with leftist-activist biases happen to actually be the elite, as in billionaires. So part of the reason journalism has totally collapsed and is unprecedentedly out of touch is because the "journalists" are actually just dirty banksters doing damage control for their own crimes. These are the people calling for the censorship of "misinformation."
    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1577630330625921025.html

    Replies: @Art Deco, @MEH 0910

    Gloria Vanderbilt’s holdings as of 1945, stated in 2019 currency, amounted to $52 million. At the time of her death, she had $1.5 million in cash and securities, $1.2 million in real estate, and an indeterminate sum in personal property. The only billionaires Anderson Cooper’s ever known were not family members. Cooper’s not an activist. He’s a careerist willing to say what his bosses want to hear.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Art Deco

    >he's not a billionaire
    >he's a multi-millionaire
    >why are you sending me images of a smiling frog?
    >he's not a left-wing activist
    >he's a wealthy nothing willing to say whatever he's told to say
    >that's not the same thing as being a left-wing activist
    >again why are you sending me images of a smiling frog? What is your source?

  37. It seems that all government does these days is dream up ways to spend taxpayer money that can be justified by claiming it’s solving some intractable problem, while actually funneling the money to cronies and insiders who can kick back a good portion of it in questionably legal ways.

    Somehow, nearly all politicians and appointed office holders seem to get far richer than their salaries would otherwise allow. And since there’s really no accountability, it will continue until the system is bankrupt (which everyone involved hopes happens long after they’re dead).

    • Agree: Art Deco
  38. @Wilkey

    Biden administration officials say the focus on equity will help unlock economic potential that has for decades gone untapped.
     
    Unlock economic potential? Here's a few ideas that would actually work:

    1) Amend "anti-discrimination" laws to allow businesses to better reward employees who perform, and more easily terminate those who don't.

    2) Reduce welfare spending on able-bodied citizens.

    3) Stop lending insane amounts of money to students studying utterly useless majors.

    4) Stop allowing millions of illiterate peasants to cross our southern border. They are a drain on the United States in almost every conceivable way. If raw numbers of people were the key to economic prosperity then India would be the richest, most powerful country on the planet. It ain't.

    The fact is that we pretty much know exactly what needs to be done in order to "unlock economic potential." But that doesn't buy a whole lot of votes.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    2) Reduce welfare spending on able-bodied citizens.

    Roughly 60% of ‘welfare spending on able-boded citizens’ of working age consists of Medicaid. Shy of 20% consists of the Earned Income Tax Credit.

  39. @Art Deco
    @J.Ross

    Gloria Vanderbilt's holdings as of 1945, stated in 2019 currency, amounted to $52 million. At the time of her death, she had $1.5 million in cash and securities, $1.2 million in real estate, and an indeterminate sum in personal property. The only billionaires Anderson Cooper's ever known were not family members. Cooper's not an activist. He's a careerist willing to say what his bosses want to hear.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    >he’s not a billionaire
    >he’s a multi-millionaire
    >why are you sending me images of a smiling frog?
    >he’s not a left-wing activist
    >he’s a wealthy nothing willing to say whatever he’s told to say
    >that’s not the same thing as being a left-wing activist
    >again why are you sending me images of a smiling frog? What is your source?

  40. @Steve Sailer
    @Observator

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfl6Lu3xQW0

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Everybody who laughs at horses against panzers generally doesn’t know that 20s Poland (by itself) routed the Soviet Union, the same Soviet Union which defeated Finland.

  41. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/1577868770642722818

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Wilkey, @J.Ross, @anonymous

    First: Bruce Dern with a tan.
    Second: imagine telling a girl you’re a Hollywood producer, and she asks, what have you produced, and you answer — the best show you’re not watching, featuring the executive producer of Garden State

  42. Just another way of following the trend that LBJ started of buying votes for democrats using taxpayer money. So far they’ve been pretty successful at it.

  43. @Celt Darnell
    Just as long as the Ukraine 2022 doesn’t become the Belgium of 1914.

    Remember, no-one had nukes in 1914…

    Replies: @Observator, @Old Prude

    Ukraine is becoming like WWI in that no one has anything to gain by further fighting, but all feel too committed to stop. Sunken cost fallacy.

    If America “wins”, will it be worth the cost? Russia? Ukraine?

    Every day this war goes on, America loses. Folly.

  44. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/1577868770642722818

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @Wilkey, @J.Ross, @anonymous

    Schtooping the goyim?

  45. @Wilkey
    @JohnnyWalker123

    "Scrubs" was funny, but there was definitely more than a few times where the show seemed more than a little misogynist.

    The main character, played by Zach Braff, was supposed to be this sweet, innocent, boyish doctor - an innocent boyish doctor who had a new girlfriend or one night stand every four episodes or so.

    Braff, who is now 47, has spent the last 20 years dating (and never marrying) a string of progressively younger women, including Mandy Moore (9 years his junior), Taylor Bagley (12 years his junior), and Florence Pugh (21 years his junior). Braff has also worked frequently with James Franco, who's had a slew. I wouldn't be shocked if we start hearing #MeToo complaints about Braff, as well.

    Replies: @Puttheforkdown

    If only those adult women were free to choose monogamy/early marriage instead of being pumped and dumped by elite men during the period of their life when they’re transcendently attractive. (Pre eggs drying up, the crossover point tending to coincide with likelihood of jumping on the MeToo bandwagon. Funny that!)

    I guess they’re just not accountable for their dating choices. Talk about misogyny, huh?

  46. the Ed Gainey administration in Pittsburgh has created a similar permanent department in the city government.

    D controlled governments are just making it official now, since siphoning off government funds and tax revenues for ethnic narcissism, as Second City Bureaucrat would say, has been standard operating procedure for 50 years.

  47. @Polistra
    @AnotherDad


    “Our stuff is our stuff, your stuff is our stuff.”
     
    In New York, they put it this way:

    "What's mine is mine, what's yours is negotiable."

    They also said:

    "What's Yiddish for F.U.?"

    "Trust me!"

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    In New York, they put it this way:

    “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is negotiable.”

    They also said:

    “What’s Yiddish for F.U.?”

    “Trust me!”

    On the other hand, “F.U.” in New York means “Have a nice day!” Whereas in L.A., “Have a nice day!” means “F.U.”

  48. @Arclight
    Aside from the discriminatory nature of 'equity' initiatives, the thing that is resolutely ignored is that the overwhelming majority of people lack the ability to leverage modest financial windfalls into a permanent upgrade in their lives or income. You could pick any random collection of 100 people and give them $50K no strings attached, and within a couple of years 90% would have spent it all, and five years in maybe 3 or 4 would have done something like bought an income property, started working for themselves or something similar.

    This is even more difficult when it comes to black Americans because they put a much higher premium on visible good like cars and clothing. In my experience with rentals, many will stay in less desirable locations/apartments rather than move when they get an increase in income because they'd prefer to spend the money on 'stuff' that gives the appearance of success.

    The phrase "shoveling sh!t against the wind" comes to mind.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Graveldips

    …the overwhelming majority of people lack the ability to leverage modest financial windfalls into a permanent upgrade in their lives or income.

    This is why I don’t play the lottery. I’d blow the check in no time– stocks, bonds, real estate… There’d be nothing left!

    • Replies: @scrivener3
    @Reg Cæsar

    I've spent a whole lot of my money on women, fast cars, and booze. the rest of it I wasted.

  49. @Reg Cæsar
    @Arclight


    ...the overwhelming majority of people lack the ability to leverage modest financial windfalls into a permanent upgrade in their lives or income.
     
    This is why I don't play the lottery. I'd blow the check in no time-- stocks, bonds, real estate... There'd be nothing left!

    Replies: @scrivener3

    I’ve spent a whole lot of my money on women, fast cars, and booze. the rest of it I wasted.

  50. @SiNCERITY.net
    Anti-racist agree with us about the clearly visible disparities between Blacks and Whites.

    It is absolutely taboo to even think that blacks are in any way "inferior". So it must be some mystical structural racism.

    And of course, people who are exactly as capable as us Whites, with the right push will arrive at the same economic results. Haiti will become an Iceland, or an Ireland, or a Singaport. There can be no doubt.

    We cannot falsify their ideas, because proving failure of affirmative action is "racist", sexist, etc.

    @isteve, are you aware that good well intended people honestly believe the anti-racist crap and have deep investments in making things equal. They can never believe that races are unequal and there never can be equity.

    Replies: @Graveldips

    I was almost astonished the other day when an educated man that I even suspected of having wisdom, blew up when I said that Japanese were much less likely that Mexicans to be criminals, and that the fact that Mexican neighborhoods have bars on all the windows bears me out. He responded that they had bars on the windows to keep the police out, and exploded when I said that only drug dealers would put up bars to keep cops out.

    He’s right, I suppose. Drug dealers put up bars to keep rival drug dealers out.

  51. @Arclight
    Aside from the discriminatory nature of 'equity' initiatives, the thing that is resolutely ignored is that the overwhelming majority of people lack the ability to leverage modest financial windfalls into a permanent upgrade in their lives or income. You could pick any random collection of 100 people and give them $50K no strings attached, and within a couple of years 90% would have spent it all, and five years in maybe 3 or 4 would have done something like bought an income property, started working for themselves or something similar.

    This is even more difficult when it comes to black Americans because they put a much higher premium on visible good like cars and clothing. In my experience with rentals, many will stay in less desirable locations/apartments rather than move when they get an increase in income because they'd prefer to spend the money on 'stuff' that gives the appearance of success.

    The phrase "shoveling sh!t against the wind" comes to mind.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Graveldips

    40 years ago I was acquainted with a 40-something White woman who was doing assembly work in a small factory. She inherited $40K or so and rather than going to the local trade tech, she bought a corvette and kept plugging away at her crappy job and paying rent. Leading a horse to water and all that.

  52. “Equality” and “Equity” are mutually exclusive. Equality is engendered by equal opportunity. Equity is the promise of equal outcome. You cannot achieve equal outcome unless you eliminate equal opportunity. Equity requires the elimination of Equality.

  53. There’s lots of groups that you could examine why confine it to race? The obvious one is religion- jews & hindus but there’s many, many others. Gender? possibly a 1000 categories there. I am interested in economic disparities involving height but others may care more about weight.

    I assume like the Black Lives Matter movement there are ulterior motives.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @mc23


    There’s lots of groups that you could examine why confine it to race? The obvious one is religion- jews & hindus but there’s many, many others.
     
    Jews and Hindus are racial groups. Membership is determined by ancestry.
  54. Anon[208] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wilkey
    @Anonymous

    My first thought was "Wow, that should really help narrow down the list of possible suspects in a super white city like Edmonton, Alberta."

    Then I looked at Edmonton's demographics and discovered that Edmonton, population 1 million, is only 56% European and 6.1% African.

    Not Vancouver or Toronto, but provincial Edmonton. Holy shit.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Anon

    Then I looked at Edmonton’s demographics and discovered that Edmonton, population 1 million, is only 56% European and 6.1% African.

    Not Vancouver or Toronto, but provincial Edmonton. Holy shit.

    Yep. The Anglosphere is under invasion.

    Steve and some others here care more about preventing the government in the Ukraine from being friendly toward Russia.

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @Anon

    It would be easier for Ukraine to be friendly to Russia if Russia wasn’t always trying to steal Ukraine’s territory. Get thee hence, troll.

    Replies: @Anon

  55. Anon[208] • Disclaimer says:
    @Observator
    @Celt Darnell

    It's rather like the Poland of 1939, an aggressive junta attacking ethnic rivals on land they have no claim to. Warsaw was also encouraged by a cynical global empire to provoke an economic rival whose resurgence terrified London and whose resources it coveted.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Anon

    It’s rather like the Poland of 1939, an aggressive junta attacking ethnic rivals on land they have no claim to. Warsaw was also encouraged by a cynical global empire to provoke an economic rival whose resurgence terrified London and whose resources it coveted.

    Steve has a very conventional, victor’s history, outlook on WWII.

  56. @Anon
    @Wilkey


    Then I looked at Edmonton’s demographics and discovered that Edmonton, population 1 million, is only 56% European and 6.1% African.

    Not Vancouver or Toronto, but provincial Edmonton. Holy shit.
     
    Yep. The Anglosphere is under invasion.

    Steve and some others here care more about preventing the government in the Ukraine from being friendly toward Russia.

    Replies: @Wilkey

    It would be easier for Ukraine to be friendly to Russia if Russia wasn’t always trying to steal Ukraine’s territory. Get thee hence, troll.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Wilkey


    It would be easier for Ukraine to be friendly to Russia if Russia wasn’t always trying to steal Ukraine’s territory. Get thee hence, troll.
     
    Russia has historical claims to the Ukraine and legitimate interests in the territory. The United States—not so much.
  57. @J.Ross
    OT -- HUGE -- It's not just Fareed Zakaria and Anderson Vanderbilt-Cooper: many elite "journalists" with leftist-activist biases happen to actually be the elite, as in billionaires. So part of the reason journalism has totally collapsed and is unprecedentedly out of touch is because the "journalists" are actually just dirty banksters doing damage control for their own crimes. These are the people calling for the censorship of "misinformation."
    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1577630330625921025.html

    Replies: @Art Deco, @MEH 0910

    So part of the reason journalism has totally collapsed and is unprecedentedly out of touch is because the “journalists” are actually just dirty banksters doing damage control for their own crimes. These are the people calling for the censorship of “misinformation.”
    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1577630330625921025.html

    Archived snapshot link: https://archive.ph/LYO8E

    [MORE]

    • Thanks: J.Ross, Almost Missouri
  58. @mc23
    There's lots of groups that you could examine why confine it to race? The obvious one is religion- jews & hindus but there's many, many others. Gender? possibly a 1000 categories there. I am interested in economic disparities involving height but others may care more about weight.

    I assume like the Black Lives Matter movement there are ulterior motives.

    Replies: @Anon

    There’s lots of groups that you could examine why confine it to race? The obvious one is religion- jews & hindus but there’s many, many others.

    Jews and Hindus are racial groups. Membership is determined by ancestry.

  59. @Wilkey
    @Anon

    It would be easier for Ukraine to be friendly to Russia if Russia wasn’t always trying to steal Ukraine’s territory. Get thee hence, troll.

    Replies: @Anon

    It would be easier for Ukraine to be friendly to Russia if Russia wasn’t always trying to steal Ukraine’s territory. Get thee hence, troll.

    Russia has historical claims to the Ukraine and legitimate interests in the territory. The United States—not so much.

  60. Ruh Roh!!! Another program to drive everyone down to the level of the blacks….

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