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The handy Woke Whine Generator app must be up to about release 3.1 by now.

That’s judging by the exhaustiveness with which all possible Anti-Racist cliches are deployed in this article in Bicycling:

Cycling and the Power of White Privilege

“ANTI-RACIST EFFORTS WITHIN CYCLING MUST MOVE BEYOND THE EUPHEMISMS OF INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, SENSITIVITY, AND ALLYSHIP, AND BEGIN TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THE DIMENSIONS OF POWER AT PLAY.”

BY P. KHALIL SAUCIER
May 11, 2021

When George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others were killed by the police in 2020, forcing the nation into a racial reckoning, the cycling industry responded with promises to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. Fuji announced it was suspending the sale of their bikes to police departments, while various other industry leaders committed themselves to increasing diversity in the sport of cycling.

He looks like the meme guy with the giant jaw.

departments, while various other industry leaders committed themselves to increasing diversity in the sport of cycling.

Yet, looking at the actions of some cyclists at the top of the sport, along with their sponsors, I see how the system of privileges and advantages afforded to white people remains strongly rooted both inside and outside the sport of cycling.

It’s time for cycling to think beyond white fragility, white privilege, implicit bias, and microaggressions, and begin to think about its root cause. Cycling must reject interventions that continue to individualize anti-Black racism, and work to break down the structures that allow whiteness to retain power in the sport.

Anti-racist efforts within cycling must move beyond the trite euphemisms of inclusion, diversity, sensitivity, and allyship, and begin to seriously consider the dimensions of power at play. Yes, control of cycling resources are important, as are safe spaces to ride one’s bike, but the power of whiteness within cycling remains unsullied. …

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  1. By KHALIL SAUCIER

    Non-Black Non-Whites are going full retard woke because it’s an effectively way to remove White competitors for professional jobs.

    The only thing worse for a Brahmin than living in a racist America built by bigoted Whites is not being allowed to immigrate to a racist America built by bigoted Whites.

    These people hate you.

    • Replies: @RichardTaylor
    @Moses

    Gosh, I hope liberal White Yuppies who thought they'd get a special set-aside for themselves don't end up having their one and only life ruined by this Woke stuff.

    Why, that would be just awful.

    https://www.rd.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/09-ashamed-Productive-Ways-to-Make-the-Most-Out-of-Getting-Fired-160228955-baranq-Shutterstock-1024x683.jpg

    , @AndrewR
    @Moses

    The problem is that the hatred is mostly not reciprocated. Conservative normies think that simply pointing out the hypocrisies or logical fallacies of the Woke is enough. And most of the few people who do get appropriately angry about it do not really understand the roots of the problem or how to fix it. I don't fully understand it all myself but I know that there is no way a pacifistic strategy will prevail. These people will only respect naked force. Having a Ghandi figure, in conjunction with other measures, might help a bit but it's hardly necessary.

    Replies: @Dian 'the AA Mathemagcian' Abbot, @AnotherDad, @James J O'Meara, @anon1azwertfc

    , @Anonymous
    @Moses

    Step One: Prevent Entry and Settlement in The United States.

    Rest is just conversation

    , @Seller, Jr.
    @Moses

    P. Khalil Saucier = Race Pill Haikus

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    , @JohnnyWalker123
    @Moses

    Saucier is French.

    No Brahmin ever had a jaw like that.

    Replies: @Bubba

    , @Charlotte
    @Moses

    “P. Khalil Saucier is chair and associate professor of Africana Studies at Bucknell University.” He appears to be black, in the racial if not the literal sense.

    Replies: @Moses

  2. “…It’s time for cycling to think beyond white fragility, white privilege, implicit bias, and microaggressions…Anti-racist efforts within cycling must move beyond the trite euphemisms of inclusion, diversity, sensitivity, and allyship…”

    It’s past time for anti-racism to get beyond “trite euphemisms”. The problem is of course that there is absolutely nothing to anti-racism other than “trite euphemisms”.

    The root cause here is not a failure of DIE or a lack of other content-free buzzwords. The root cause is that black men think those spandex shorts look gay. And they are not wrong.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Wade Hampton

    Gay shorts didn't stop them from playing in the NBA.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPanv8-33wY

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Wade Hampton

    Wade, and women should need a permit before being allowed to buy bike shorts,...and yoga pants.

  3. I think most of these articles are being cranked out by academics in a hurry as insurance against the mob that might visit their doorstep without warning. P. Khalil Saucier is an associate professor of Africana studies at Bucknell University.

    • Thanks: Calvin Hobbes
    • Replies: @Charon
    @PiltdownMan

    As he seems to be saying, it also helps you get laid with the ladeez...

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

    , @black sea
    @PiltdownMan

    Academia really seems to attract a large subset of white people who want to pretend to be black people. This guy is the Africana equivalent of "My great, great grandmother was half Cherokee."

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Mike Tre, @Whitey Whiteman III, @Alden

    , @notsaying
    @PiltdownMan

    I was surprised that there is an Africana program at Bucknell. I thought well maybe things there have really changed. They have changed somewhat in that they are now 77% white instead of probably 90+% white not too long ago.

    Still, they are only 3% black according to two college info websites.

    It is interesting that he focuses on blacks when most minorities in America aren't black. What about the Asians and Hispanics?

    Oh wait. I read the whole article he wrote and it turns out "He is the author of the forthcoming book titled Black Frames: (Anti)Blackness and the Sport of Cycling."

    , @Alfa158
    @PiltdownMan

    You mean he’s real!?
    I thought that Steve invents some of these Sailerbait extracts and that lately he has been doing a P.G. Wodehouse using wacky names like P. Khalil Saucier and last week’s Amanda Mangeser Savage.
    I guess that’s why we call the times we live in Clownworld.

    , @Known Fact
    @PiltdownMan

    Bet his parents were big Khalil Gibran fans -- he was hot around the same time as Cat Stevens

    Replies: @Forbes, @Reg Cæsar

    , @Paleo Liberal
    @PiltdownMan

    Many years ago I worked with a fellow of South Asian descent whose family had previously lived in East Africa. At one point it was fashionable to kick South Asians out of East Africa, since they had about the same role there that Jews had in Europe or Chinese in SE Asia or Igbo in West Africa. I think it was Idi Amin who led the kick-out-the-Indians craze.

    After the family was kicked out of Africa, the paterfamilias went into academia. He wound up as the chairman of the Africana Studies Department at Dontrememberthename University. Apparently the other professors in the department, all or most black Americans, were very unhappy with someone of South Asian descent being the chair instead of someone with African descent. The irony being that the chair was the ONLY one in the department who had actually lived in Africa.

    , @Forbes
    @PiltdownMan

    Younger version of former NBA player Rick Fox...

    , @415 reasons
    @PiltdownMan

    Can’t find his first name anywhere. Who wants to bet it’s Peter or Paul lol

    Replies: @Old Palo Altan

    , @anonymous
    @PiltdownMan

    Writing such stuff seems to be what mediocrities believe One Must Do to get tenure in e.g. African Studies, especially if they look like. Monsieur Saucier. My guess would be that connections speak louder than words. But in an aggressive colonization effort like say Wokeness; or Deconstruction; or Transphobia; prizes do go to those that discover new territories to Liberate. As usual, one has the problem: So many scribblers, so few new territories ripe for liberation. For every great liberator toiling against the real bastions, like Pro Football and Pro Soccer; there are 50 poor schlubs stuck working on Pro Bicycling.

    But there is no more oppressive hierarchical system to be encountered in the college-educated workplace than the Tenure System at University. Truly, many are called but few are chosen! Staying up late at night working on the Undergraduate Handbook Committee, or splitting your grant money with parasitic senior faculty sure lets one work up a righteous indignation over Oppression and Inequality and Privilege! It's not just word salad; those Junior Faculty have really been there-

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

  4. • Replies: @El Dato
    @Charon

    Thats sth right out of Forrest Gump.

    , @3g4me
    @Charon

    @4 Charon: tl;dr: Fugly craves some attention.

  5. I can’t think of any sport whiter than long-distance cycling, except perhaps skiing.

    Blacks like BMX low-rider bikes, though.

    • Replies: @Elli
    @Dumbo

    There are serious spandex black cyclists in my area, all black, or mixed teams.

    They look like they are doing fine.

    , @Redman
    @Dumbo

    I used to think that. But every weekend here in Westchester there are 100s of middle aged black men on their long distance bike rides clogging up Route 1.

    For some reason it’s become very big in that demographic.

    , @Ganderson
    @Dumbo

    Lacrosse?

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Wade Hampton

    , @JMcG
    @Dumbo

    Rowing. Rugby, at least in the US.

    , @Wade Hampton
    @Dumbo

    Golf used to have black players, Charlie Sifford, Lee Elder, Calvin Peete...Does Tiger admit to being black? If he does, count him in. But who else?

    Of course, there's the African, Louis Oosthuizen, so I guess he counts. (Kidding.)

    Golf used to be more black than it is today. It used to be that black kids could learn the game by working as caddies, but I don't think that happens much any more.

    (Am I treading on Mr. Sailer's territory here?)

  6. @PiltdownMan
    I think most of these articles are being cranked out by academics in a hurry as insurance against the mob that might visit their doorstep without warning. P. Khalil Saucier is an associate professor of Africana studies at Bucknell University.

    https://i.imgur.com/eo1iH4Q.jpg?1

    Replies: @Charon, @black sea, @notsaying, @Alfa158, @Known Fact, @Paleo Liberal, @Forbes, @415 reasons, @anonymous

    As he seems to be saying, it also helps you get laid with the ladeez

    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
    @Charon

    That picture should be captioned "Well, LLLLLLLLLLLLLadies?"

  7. Pervasive racism in cycling explains where the clearly racist adjective “niggling” comes from – originally meant to disparage black bodies strenously exercising on a pennyfarthing (itself a symbol of colonialist brainwashing, as so well used in the anti-capitalist, although excessively white, comedy “The Prisoner”). On the other hand Queen already sang about cycling fat bottomed girls in the 80s…

    • LOL: Charon
    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @El Dato

    "excessively white, comedy 'The Prisoner'"

    Patrick McGoohan took over primary writing duties from George Markstein after the thirteenth episode. One of the biggest blunders in British TV, second only to the Andersons hiring the dreaded Fred Freiberger to jazz up the second season of Space 1999. Didn't they know Freiberger killed the third season of Star Trek whilst Roddenberry got jiggy with the black ladies? How many times did Captain Shatner fall in love in the third season?

    Replies: @sayless

  8. @Charon
    https://i.ibb.co/2P8PNXj/Capture-2021-05-19-08-19-29-2.png

    Replies: @El Dato, @3g4me

    Thats sth right out of Forrest Gump.

  9. I’m thinking about the root cause – white people invented the bicycle, developed the sport, practice it in large numbers and are therefore better at it.

    • LOL: John Johnson
    • Replies: @James Forrestal
    @Henry's Cat


    I’m thinking about the root cause – white people invented the bicycle, developed the sport, practice it in large numbers and are therefore better at it.
     
    Nothing to do with VO2 Max or percent slow twitch vs. fast twitch, of course. I mean, in a sport that typically requires minimal equipment, and that pretty much everyone has some experience with -- running -- West African Blacks typically do GREAT at marathons, or at least half marathons, or perhaps 5Ks... some distance over 800m, anyway. Right?
  10. @PiltdownMan
    I think most of these articles are being cranked out by academics in a hurry as insurance against the mob that might visit their doorstep without warning. P. Khalil Saucier is an associate professor of Africana studies at Bucknell University.

    https://i.imgur.com/eo1iH4Q.jpg?1

    Replies: @Charon, @black sea, @notsaying, @Alfa158, @Known Fact, @Paleo Liberal, @Forbes, @415 reasons, @anonymous

    Academia really seems to attract a large subset of white people who want to pretend to be black people. This guy is the Africana equivalent of “My great, great grandmother was half Cherokee.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @black sea

    His publisher's blurbs rattle on about "the performance" of "blackened [!?] bodies"--maybe that's the preferred nomenclature now, but dude looks as if he could be in the cast of a daytime soap opera* instead. Is he short, or possessed of a thin/squeaky voice, i.e. any obvious explanation why he's chairing away in cult-studies wokeademia?

    *Actually dunno if these still exist

    , @Mike Tre
    @black sea

    This guy's best claim to being black is that his mailman was black when he was a kid.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Whitey Whiteman III
    @black sea

    He may be north african, making this separate but equally silly.

    Replies: @S. Anonyia

    , @Alden
    @black sea

    Gr gr grandma was Cherokee until I got the DNA results.

    I know someone who was very disappointed when her DNA showed no American Indian. She so desperately wanted to be part oppressed minority. And not White She kept talking about her dark skin eyes and hair. Skin British pale white, hair medium brown and eyes not really brown, a golden color.

    DNA came back something like 40 percent Scandinavian 40 percent British including Irish and 19 percent French/German But one percent Turk Greek Iberian and Jewish.

    Now she identifies as Asian Turkish and Hispanic . Although Iberia is in W. Europe. Poor oppressed pathetic conquistadors and Turks who conquered and occupied vast territories. Whose native populations considered the Turks the oppressors

    I’m going to exercise my White privilege by by paying the trash and water bills.

  11. Fuji announced it was suspending the sale of their [sic] bikes to police departments

    Get woke, go broke.

    Also: I am seriously worried now. As a Person Without Colour, should I be riding a bicycle at all, especially one that is painted black?

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Simon Tugmutton


    ...suspending the sale of their [sic] bikes to police departments
     
    Wondered about this. Do police buy an appreciable number of bikes? Do they buy direct? Seems that they would have to ban dealers from selling to municipalities and such.

    This is either tokenism or another stretch of business totalitarianism.

    Replies: @Spect3r, @International Jew

    , @Jack D
    @Simon Tugmutton


    Fuji announced it was suspending the sale of their [sic] bikes to police departments
     
    '

    They are burying the lede here. Fuji still makes bikes? The last time I saw a Fuji bike was in the 1980s. The Japanese continue to do well with cars, but they have lost their once commanding lead in many sectors. Japan is not a competitor in the cell phone market, which at one time would have been a natural for them. Their star has faded in TVs, laptops, tablets, monitors, computer chips, etc. - Japanese brands are not the first names that come to your lips. Cutting edge electronics come from Korea (Samsung, LG) not Japan. The Japanese are having their lunch eaten by the Koreans and Americans (Apple) on the high end and the Chinese and Taiwanese on the low end (and increasingly the high end too). When was the last time they created an innovative new product category like the Walkman? Even when they still sell stuff under Japanese brands the assembly is usually done in other Asian countries. When was the last time you bought something that actually said "Made in Japan" other than a car? Even in cars, the Japanese are barely a presence in the emerging electric car market, which again would have been a natural for them at one time.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Anon, @Johann Ricke

    , @jamie b.
    @Simon Tugmutton

    Exactly. If Saucier wants to directly fight whiteness in sports, he himself should simply not indulge in biking.

  12. forcing the nation into a racial reckoning

    To celebrate the first birthday of the “racial reckoning”, I’ve been trying to answer the question of where the original “racial reckoning” declaration came from. This is less easy than it sounds. Google News doesn’t allow sorting of news stories by date, and other search engines are no better. Worse, online news articles are “leaky”, by which I mean that the news agencies will add or change content to old stories, which the search engines will pick up and interpret as part of the original content. WaPo, for example, has adopted “America’s Racial Reckoning” as a kind of banner sidebar that it now adds to any vaguely BLM-y story, including old stories already published, resulting in an appearance in search engines of having been the Racial Reckoners long before Racial Reckoning was cool.

    The earliest major news outlet I can find using “racial reckoning” in what appears to be the original text is CNBC on June 3, 2020, nine days after George Floyd’s fatal overdose:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/03/what-managers-should-and-should-not-do-to-address-moment-of-racial-reckoning.html

    Amusingly, this was not in the main news or opinion section, but in their business and office etiquette section. (It says, because of the the “racial reckoning”, let black employees slack off all they want (which one imagines CNBC readers were already doing anyway.))

    Whatever the original source, the term spread quickly and was picked up and re-declared by other sources, including the NYT, by the end of the week.

    Anyhow, if anyone has access to Nexis or a similar service, perhaps this question can be answered more definitively with a date-ordered search for “racial reckoning” starting on 5/25/2020…

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @Almost Missouri


    forcing the nation into a racial reckoning
     
    Sounds good to me. By my reckoning, blacks owe us a hell of a lot!
    , @Colin Wright
    @Almost Missouri

    'To celebrate the first birthday of the “racial reckoning”...'

    I'd like to have a racial reckoning. We can do this.

  13. How about, we change the rules for the Tour de France: every morning, the competitors have to ride that day’s étape/stage on a bike they steal in the town they’re in that day.

    • Replies: @Morton's toes
    @International Jew

    A history of Africans at the Tour de France

    www.cyclingnews.com/features/a-history-of-africans-at-the-tour-de-france

    Replies: @TTT55

    , @Ganderson
    @International Jew

    I always thought that NASCAR, which used to be called stock car racing, should be done in the following manner: the morning of the race driver hast to go out to a dealer and take a car off the lot, and that’s the car he drives to the race. Those would really be stock cars.

  14. Cyclists: If you don’t pay attention, you might DIE.

  15. Anonymous[302] • Disclaimer says:
    @black sea
    @PiltdownMan

    Academia really seems to attract a large subset of white people who want to pretend to be black people. This guy is the Africana equivalent of "My great, great grandmother was half Cherokee."

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Mike Tre, @Whitey Whiteman III, @Alden

    His publisher’s blurbs rattle on about “the performance” of “blackened [!?] bodies”–maybe that’s the preferred nomenclature now, but dude looks as if he could be in the cast of a daytime soap opera* instead. Is he short, or possessed of a thin/squeaky voice, i.e. any obvious explanation why he’s chairing away in cult-studies wokeademia?

    *Actually dunno if these still exist

  16. Speaking of fragility, I didn’t realise the House Of Commons was such a war zone.

    I can see it can be a stressful job if you take your constituency duties seriously, but they have a staffing allowance.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/may/25/britains-youngest-mp-nadia-whittome-to-take-time-off-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder

    Britain’s youngest MP has been signed off work for several weeks on the advice of her doctor after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Nadia Whittome, who has represented Nottingham East in the Commons since 2019, said she had been “battling some persistent health issues” for several months, and that while she had “been attempting to manage them” alongside her duties as a politician, it had recently “become clear that this is not feasible”.

    Whittome, a former care worker and a hate-crime project worker…

    wiki

    Whittome was born on 29 August 1996 in Nottingham, England. Her Punjabi Sikh father emigrated to the UK from Banga, India at the age of 21. He first worked in factories and as a miner before giving immigration advice and running a shop. Her mother is an Anglo-Indian Catholic solicitor and former member of the Labour Party, who left in protest at the amendment of Clause IV of the constitution in 1995. Whittome grew up in a single-parent household, with a brother. Whittome attended Hollygirt School, a private school in Nottingham, between the ages of 7 and 11

    • Replies: @Gordo
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Always a laugh that these sh1ts attended a private school.

    , @Charon
    @YetAnotherAnon


    He first worked in factories and as a miner before giving immigration advice
     
    Seems legit. You gain a lot of wisdom down there in the coal mines.

    So many migrants end up getting paid to help other migrants do what they did. At some point migration begins to take the form of the proverbial self-licking ice cream cone.

    , @Hannah Katz
    @YetAnotherAnon

    No surprise, she is a Labour MP and not at all easy on the eyes.

  17. @Moses

    By KHALIL SAUCIER
     
    Non-Black Non-Whites are going full retard woke because it's an effectively way to remove White competitors for professional jobs.

    The only thing worse for a Brahmin than living in a racist America built by bigoted Whites is not being allowed to immigrate to a racist America built by bigoted Whites.

    These people hate you.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor, @AndrewR, @Anonymous, @Seller, Jr., @JohnnyWalker123, @Charlotte

    Gosh, I hope liberal White Yuppies who thought they’d get a special set-aside for themselves don’t end up having their one and only life ruined by this Woke stuff.

    Why, that would be just awful.

    • Agree: 3g4me
  18. @YetAnotherAnon
    Speaking of fragility, I didn't realise the House Of Commons was such a war zone.

    I can see it can be a stressful job if you take your constituency duties seriously, but they have a staffing allowance.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/may/25/britains-youngest-mp-nadia-whittome-to-take-time-off-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder

    Britain’s youngest MP has been signed off work for several weeks on the advice of her doctor after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Nadia Whittome, who has represented Nottingham East in the Commons since 2019, said she had been “battling some persistent health issues” for several months, and that while she had “been attempting to manage them” alongside her duties as a politician, it had recently “become clear that this is not feasible”.

    Whittome, a former care worker and a hate-crime project worker...
     
    wiki

    Whittome was born on 29 August 1996 in Nottingham, England. Her Punjabi Sikh father emigrated to the UK from Banga, India at the age of 21. He first worked in factories and as a miner before giving immigration advice and running a shop. Her mother is an Anglo-Indian Catholic solicitor and former member of the Labour Party, who left in protest at the amendment of Clause IV of the constitution in 1995. Whittome grew up in a single-parent household, with a brother. Whittome attended Hollygirt School, a private school in Nottingham, between the ages of 7 and 11
     

    Replies: @Gordo, @Charon, @Hannah Katz

    Always a laugh that these sh1ts attended a private school.

  19. @YetAnotherAnon
    Speaking of fragility, I didn't realise the House Of Commons was such a war zone.

    I can see it can be a stressful job if you take your constituency duties seriously, but they have a staffing allowance.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/may/25/britains-youngest-mp-nadia-whittome-to-take-time-off-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder

    Britain’s youngest MP has been signed off work for several weeks on the advice of her doctor after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Nadia Whittome, who has represented Nottingham East in the Commons since 2019, said she had been “battling some persistent health issues” for several months, and that while she had “been attempting to manage them” alongside her duties as a politician, it had recently “become clear that this is not feasible”.

    Whittome, a former care worker and a hate-crime project worker...
     
    wiki

    Whittome was born on 29 August 1996 in Nottingham, England. Her Punjabi Sikh father emigrated to the UK from Banga, India at the age of 21. He first worked in factories and as a miner before giving immigration advice and running a shop. Her mother is an Anglo-Indian Catholic solicitor and former member of the Labour Party, who left in protest at the amendment of Clause IV of the constitution in 1995. Whittome grew up in a single-parent household, with a brother. Whittome attended Hollygirt School, a private school in Nottingham, between the ages of 7 and 11
     

    Replies: @Gordo, @Charon, @Hannah Katz

    He first worked in factories and as a miner before giving immigration advice

    Seems legit. You gain a lot of wisdom down there in the coal mines.

    So many migrants end up getting paid to help other migrants do what they did. At some point migration begins to take the form of the proverbial self-licking ice cream cone.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  20. If you have an afternoon to spare, google “bike pranks” and sit down with a cup of coffee.

    • Replies: @Charon
    @Cool Daddy Jimbo

    If you have a minute to spare, change your search default to DDG or [un]approved equal. Google isn't the most evil thing on Earth, but they're working on it.

  21. There’s a certain romance in the monkeys having taken over the zoo

    It would also make a pertinent sequel to Animal Farm

    I would write it, but am afraid that people, with racism hidden in their hearts, would imagine some sort of race-simian parallel and try to ban it.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Triteleia Laxa


    There’s a certain romance in the monkeys having taken over the zoo
     
    Meanwhile, YT is simply grillin' n chillin' his way straight to the camps.
    , @Jonathan Mason
    @Triteleia Laxa

    WOK BIKE INSTRUCTIONS LEAFELT.

    (Translated from original Chinese by Goggle Translyte.)

    "Two wheels good, four wheels bad." (Mao-Tse Tung.)

    Cycling have bad rap on discrimination because traditional bicycles built in two types, the ladies bicycle, and the gentleman's bicycle that has a crossbar (see diagram).

    Bicycle built for two can accommodate many gender, but has been found awkward to operate and involved in many accidents due to backseat driver attempting to steer bike.

    To mount man bicycle rider must 1) put foot on pedal, 2) scoot bike forwards, and 3) swing a leg over and place it on the other pedal, which is very unladylike and cannot be done decently wearing a skirt or dress due to exposure of Western lady panties to public view of Western men.

    For this reason at Woke Bike we have bike available without crossbar so that leg can be placed on the opposite pedal without elevating it. However frame of lady bike not so strong like man frame.

    Format for the seat or saddle does not comfortably accommodate male testicle. We recommend satisfactory for the ride to have the testicles surgically removed before mount Woken Bike for added comfort.

    For alternative we have also available unigender folding bike with no crossbar can also be rode by they gender pronoun person with discretion.

    (This instruction leaflet is for US export only--please do not autotranslate this sentence into English language.)

    Wear helmet.

    Have nice day.

    Copyright Woke Bikes, Shanghai Industrial Estates Unit 30003. People's Republic of Middle Kingdom.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Triteleia Laxa

    Trite, don't know about the monkeys taking over the zoo. Didn't someone post a video here of a gang of river otters drowning a monkey at a zoo?

  22. @PiltdownMan
    I think most of these articles are being cranked out by academics in a hurry as insurance against the mob that might visit their doorstep without warning. P. Khalil Saucier is an associate professor of Africana studies at Bucknell University.

    https://i.imgur.com/eo1iH4Q.jpg?1

    Replies: @Charon, @black sea, @notsaying, @Alfa158, @Known Fact, @Paleo Liberal, @Forbes, @415 reasons, @anonymous

    I was surprised that there is an Africana program at Bucknell. I thought well maybe things there have really changed. They have changed somewhat in that they are now 77% white instead of probably 90+% white not too long ago.

    Still, they are only 3% black according to two college info websites.

    It is interesting that he focuses on blacks when most minorities in America aren’t black. What about the Asians and Hispanics?

    Oh wait. I read the whole article he wrote and it turns out “He is the author of the forthcoming book titled Black Frames: (Anti)Blackness and the Sport of Cycling.”

  23. @Simon Tugmutton

    Fuji announced it was suspending the sale of their [sic] bikes to police departments
     
    Get woke, go broke.

    Also: I am seriously worried now. As a Person Without Colour, should I be riding a bicycle at all, especially one that is painted black?

    Replies: @bomag, @Jack D, @jamie b.

    …suspending the sale of their [sic] bikes to police departments

    Wondered about this. Do police buy an appreciable number of bikes? Do they buy direct? Seems that they would have to ban dealers from selling to municipalities and such.

    This is either tokenism or another stretch of business totalitarianism.

    • Replies: @Spect3r
    @bomag

    If you go here:
    https://www.policebikestore.com/

    They still selling Fuji bicycles to police.

    And if you go here:

    https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2020/06/05/fujis-distributor-suspends-sales-police-bikes-north-america#.YKz3NqhKjs0

    You can read this:


    "A representative from the company said it has begun discussions with police departments and with the International Police Mountain Biking Association, which provides bike training for police officers. The representative said the IPMBA confirmed that they do not advocate using bikes as weapons and does not train officers to do so.

    The representative said BikeCo expects to resume sales of police bikes to its dealers at some point after the company has assurances that bikes won't be used as weapons. The representative declined to comment on whether that assurance would have to come in the form of a sales contract or a less formal assurance. "We're not ready to comment on that," the representative told BRAIN."

    So in short, they are still selling them to Police departments.
    Also, when was the last time a cop used his bicycle as a weapon???

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Hangnail Hans, @anon

    , @International Jew
    @bomag

    Let them. Police on bicycles is ridiculous and deeply unserious.

    Replies: @theMann, @Jack D, @PiltdownMan, @Reg Cæsar

  24. @black sea
    @PiltdownMan

    Academia really seems to attract a large subset of white people who want to pretend to be black people. This guy is the Africana equivalent of "My great, great grandmother was half Cherokee."

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Mike Tre, @Whitey Whiteman III, @Alden

    This guy’s best claim to being black is that his mailman was black when he was a kid.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Mike Tre


    This guy’s best claim to being black is that his mailman was black when he was a kid.
     
    My brother once had a mail route in a black neighborhood in Florida. He said he was the safest one around. Nobody was gonna mess with the guy who brought the welfare checks, and if anyone tried, the whole 'hood would be after him.
  25. I think the only legitimate example of white privilege these days is being able to pretend you’re not white and get away with it.

  26. @YetAnotherAnon
    Speaking of fragility, I didn't realise the House Of Commons was such a war zone.

    I can see it can be a stressful job if you take your constituency duties seriously, but they have a staffing allowance.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/may/25/britains-youngest-mp-nadia-whittome-to-take-time-off-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder

    Britain’s youngest MP has been signed off work for several weeks on the advice of her doctor after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Nadia Whittome, who has represented Nottingham East in the Commons since 2019, said she had been “battling some persistent health issues” for several months, and that while she had “been attempting to manage them” alongside her duties as a politician, it had recently “become clear that this is not feasible”.

    Whittome, a former care worker and a hate-crime project worker...
     
    wiki

    Whittome was born on 29 August 1996 in Nottingham, England. Her Punjabi Sikh father emigrated to the UK from Banga, India at the age of 21. He first worked in factories and as a miner before giving immigration advice and running a shop. Her mother is an Anglo-Indian Catholic solicitor and former member of the Labour Party, who left in protest at the amendment of Clause IV of the constitution in 1995. Whittome grew up in a single-parent household, with a brother. Whittome attended Hollygirt School, a private school in Nottingham, between the ages of 7 and 11
     

    Replies: @Gordo, @Charon, @Hannah Katz

    No surprise, she is a Labour MP and not at all easy on the eyes.

  27. At first I read it as “Cycling for Bi’s” but then realized that bicycling is just a normal english word.

    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
    @bjdubbs

    I noticed years ago that people who everywhere else are called "cyclists" in NYC called themselves "bikers" as if they rode Harleys.

  28. The billionaire peeled off his shirt. He had been working out at the gym, and it showed!

  29. I initially thought this guy was a journalist — probably a BA holder — but now that I learned he is a department chair with a postdoc, I humbly submit to his expertise in the subject. As a fellow Ph.D holder (received it last week) — I can attest that he most likely studied the subject quite throughly to meet his thesis obligations.

    I seriously doubt any of the commentariat in this thread is as credentialed as Saucier is. You all should learn your place.

    • LOL: Charon
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Supply and Demand

    Now, there ya' go! That's the way proper entertainment-based trolling is done.

    Whatever formula it is that you just stole from an American troll, keep using it, S&D.

    BTW, my degree has been held up in the mail, and I lost the tracking number. Damn Flu Manchu!

    , @Ghost of Bull Moose
    @Supply and Demand

    “No sir, I’m a real chef. I’m a saucier.”

    “Saucier?”

    “Specialize in sauces.”

    Replies: @black sea, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Gary in Gramercy

    , @Hangnail Hans
    @Supply and Demand

    There are so many sad and pathetic things in your little post that I hardly know where to begin. Even your lame attempt at humor is pathetic.

    To Jack D above: couldn't you have included the opium wars in your analogies?

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @Supply and Demand

    Violating the Rule of Unger, I assume this post was made in jest. However, in the event it was made in all academic solemnity, I am compelled to point out that many people -- not only the unlettered, and not without justification -- believe Ph.D. stands for "piled high, and deep."

    , @tyrone
    @Supply and Demand

    "You all should learn your place.".........WOW! you people are using THAT phrase now!....try saying "y'all " that way you will sound more like a slave master.

    , @tyrone
    @Supply and Demand

    "As a fellow Ph.D holder ".......we don't believe it........we need proof.........we need your real name ,university, and area of study.

    , @AceDeuce
    @Supply and Demand


    As a fellow Ph.D holder (received it last week) — I can attest that he most likely studied the subject quite throughly to meet his thesis obligations.
     
    Doctoral candidates write dissertations, not theses. Get it right, Dr. Dingus. LOL.

    Replies: @photondancer

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Supply and Demand


    You all should learn your place.
     
    Unlike you, we don't have a Central Party to teach us. The Donald hasn't released his Little Red Book yet.


    https://www.childlit.com/battledore/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/lrb_uncorrected.jpg
    , @anon
    @Supply and Demand

    You all should learn your place

    ¡No problema, little troll!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TVs2lWk_GI

    , @anon1azwertfc
    @Supply and Demand

    There is NO WAY you're serious right now

  30. I don’t think the author understands what “euphemism” means.

    John McWhorter has the intellectual honesty to recognize that blacks aren’t necessarily being killed at disproportionate rates and points out all the white people killed who just don’t become news. He goes on to claim that we have a police problem not a racism problem.
    Steve certainly has the example of violin boy, but I suspect the real reason is that the vast majority of whites just don’t feel much sympathy much less outrage for Darwinism in action.

    Most of us would acknowledge that there are bad cops and we’d prefer better training and professionalism. What I think McWhorter misses is that while realistically the scale of the problem is low. The fatality rate is down there with bees and venomous snakes.

    • Replies: @Charon
    @Dr. DoomNGloom

    Agreed, and what's more, the rate of police misbehavior with guns has improved dramatically--wildly!--over the past several decades. Relative to an earlier era, it's almost as though you could say it's not a problem any more.

    , @Jack D
    @Dr. DoomNGloom

    What is galling (to me at least) is the the police problem is miniscule in relation to the black people shooting each other (and an occasional white bystander too) problem, but the concern is 100% focused on the former, while the latter is a "gun problem" and not a "black people problem". It speaks of the black attitude that they are royalty (we wuz kangs!) who on the one hand should have legal immunity from molestation by the peasant police (how dare they stop me for not registering my car!), but on the other hand intramural duels among royals are matters of honor and again should not concern the legal authorities.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor

    , @AceDeuce
    @Dr. DoomNGloom


    John McWhorter has the intellectual honesty to recognize that blacks aren’t necessarily being killed at disproportionate rates and points out all the white people killed who just don’t become news. He goes on to claim that we have a police problem not a racism problem.
     
    WRONG. We have a NEGRO problem. They need to learn how to act properly, and they are incapable of doing that-at the very least, they are unwilling to do so.
  31. @Cool Daddy Jimbo
    If you have an afternoon to spare, google "bike pranks" and sit down with a cup of coffee.

    Replies: @Charon

    If you have a minute to spare, change your search default to DDG or [un]approved equal. Google isn’t the most evil thing on Earth, but they’re working on it.

    • Agree: Simon Tugmutton
  32. @Moses

    By KHALIL SAUCIER
     
    Non-Black Non-Whites are going full retard woke because it's an effectively way to remove White competitors for professional jobs.

    The only thing worse for a Brahmin than living in a racist America built by bigoted Whites is not being allowed to immigrate to a racist America built by bigoted Whites.

    These people hate you.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor, @AndrewR, @Anonymous, @Seller, Jr., @JohnnyWalker123, @Charlotte

    The problem is that the hatred is mostly not reciprocated. Conservative normies think that simply pointing out the hypocrisies or logical fallacies of the Woke is enough. And most of the few people who do get appropriately angry about it do not really understand the roots of the problem or how to fix it. I don’t fully understand it all myself but I know that there is no way a pacifistic strategy will prevail. These people will only respect naked force. Having a Ghandi figure, in conjunction with other measures, might help a bit but it’s hardly necessary.

    • Replies: @Dian 'the AA Mathemagcian' Abbot
    @AndrewR

    'The problem is that the hatred is mostly not reciprocated. Conservative normies think that simply pointing out the hypocrisies or logical fallacies of the Woke is enough. And most of the few people who do get appropriately angry about it do not really understand the roots of the problem or how to fix it.'

    Bears repeating. Establishment Conservatism is now as useful as a chocolate teapot. Look at their hysteria wrt MAGA. Please like us, msm. We'll go along with any crackpot sjw policy so long as you reduce the corporate tax rate from 32% to 31.5%

    The White masses are idiots, & the rats know it.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    , @AnotherDad
    @AndrewR


    The problem is that the hatred is mostly not reciprocated. Conservative normies think that simply pointing out the hypocrisies or logical fallacies of the Woke is enough. And most of the few people who do get appropriately angry about it do not really understand the roots of the problem or how to fix it. I don’t fully understand it all myself but I know that there is no way a pacifistic strategy will prevail. These people will only respect naked force. Having a Ghandi figure, in conjunction with other measures, might help a bit but it’s hardly necessary.
     
    Gandhi could be Gandhi because he was dealing with Anglos--even if they were nasty imperialist Anglos. They just kept pitching him in prison for something or another with one hand while negotiating with the other hand. The Japanese would have just sliced and diced him if he wasn't on board with their "Co-Prosperity".

    America's generic white people are not dealing with some WASPy American ruling class with traditional American instincts and mores. We're dealing with much more tribal people who now--most unfortunately--have the whip hand. Even basic American rule-of-law is now in the blender.

    No. White people are going to have insist--and be willing to fight--if we are to survive.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    , @James J O'Meara
    @AndrewR

    "These people will only respect naked force. Having a Ghandi figure, in conjunction with other measures, might help a bit but it’s hardly necessary."

    As I'm sure every Unz-man knows, Gandhi's strategy only worked "a bit" at all because of the well-known Anglo Saxon desire to be thought morally good (What pushed the Brits into leaving was post-war dissolution of the Empire). Against a Stalin or Mao, he and his merry band would have simply been exterminated. Our enemies take their cues from those guys.

    BTW didn't we have a whole thread on spelling Gandhi? Why can't spellcheck take care of that?

    Replies: @Milo Minderbinder

    , @anon1azwertfc
    @AndrewR

    Excellent comment sir.

  33. @Dr. DoomNGloom
    I don't think the author understands what "euphemism" means.

    John McWhorter has the intellectual honesty to recognize that blacks aren't necessarily being killed at disproportionate rates and points out all the white people killed who just don't become news. He goes on to claim that we have a police problem not a racism problem.
    Steve certainly has the example of violin boy, but I suspect the real reason is that the vast majority of whites just don't feel much sympathy much less outrage for Darwinism in action.

    Most of us would acknowledge that there are bad cops and we'd prefer better training and professionalism. What I think McWhorter misses is that while realistically the scale of the problem is low. The fatality rate is down there with bees and venomous snakes.

    Replies: @Charon, @Jack D, @AceDeuce

    Agreed, and what’s more, the rate of police misbehavior with guns has improved dramatically–wildly!–over the past several decades. Relative to an earlier era, it’s almost as though you could say it’s not a problem any more.

    • Agree: ben tillman
  34. I’m telling you, the Wokesters are missing a GREAT opportunity on the PGA Tour. Not a black caddy to be found. The players use caddies who are their brother, college roommates, or team mates from whatever college they went to, sometimes high school buddies. And they’re all White, every single one, and they make BANK.

    This is a tremendous opportunity to inject some color into a White industry that rakes in billions and billions. I don’t know how they’ve gone unscathed. The biggest scandal they’ve had is Justin Thomas uttering “Faggot” when he missed a short putt, the utterance being picked up by a microphone in the cup he was putting to. Idiot. I think he pretended to go to counseling to figure out what is so disgusting about fags that he would say such a thing. A hole is a hole after all, right?

    But The Tour is Whiter than the Whitest redneck country clubs even. I mean, when are THEY going to pay?

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Jim Christian

    Blacks don't want to be caddies. It is, after all, a subservient position, and they'd have to stand still and shut up for long lengths of time, which goes against the black temperament.

    Replies: @Jim Christian

    , @Jack D
    @Jim Christian

    As I am sure you know, caddying was at one time, back in the Bad Old Days, something that was done by largely by blacks, especially in the South (and some of the first black golf pros started as caddies) and they had no problem standing still. But blacks nowadays consciously avoid professions that they once dominated because of the negative associations of these jobs with subservience.

    Until recently, blacks were no longer seen in high end restaurants for the same reason, although at one time blacks were almost synonymous with good cooking in America (indeed with ANY cooking - one thing that has never changed is that rich WASPY women hate cooking almost as much as they hate eating). Instead they aspire to better jobs, such as POTUS and neurosurgeon, NBA star and famous rapper. It's true that there are 40 million blacks and only a handful of jobs in these prestigious professions, but one can aspire, can't one?

    Replies: @nebulafox

  35. @Simon Tugmutton

    Fuji announced it was suspending the sale of their [sic] bikes to police departments
     
    Get woke, go broke.

    Also: I am seriously worried now. As a Person Without Colour, should I be riding a bicycle at all, especially one that is painted black?

    Replies: @bomag, @Jack D, @jamie b.

    Fuji announced it was suspending the sale of their [sic] bikes to police departments

    They are burying the lede here. Fuji still makes bikes? The last time I saw a Fuji bike was in the 1980s. The Japanese continue to do well with cars, but they have lost their once commanding lead in many sectors. Japan is not a competitor in the cell phone market, which at one time would have been a natural for them. Their star has faded in TVs, laptops, tablets, monitors, computer chips, etc. – Japanese brands are not the first names that come to your lips. Cutting edge electronics come from Korea (Samsung, LG) not Japan. The Japanese are having their lunch eaten by the Koreans and Americans (Apple) on the high end and the Chinese and Taiwanese on the low end (and increasingly the high end too). When was the last time they created an innovative new product category like the Walkman? Even when they still sell stuff under Japanese brands the assembly is usually done in other Asian countries. When was the last time you bought something that actually said “Made in Japan” other than a car? Even in cars, the Japanese are barely a presence in the emerging electric car market, which again would have been a natural for them at one time.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Jack D

    "When was the last time you bought something that actually said “Made in Japan” other than a car?"

    If Eamonn Fingleton is correct, the Japanese have pretty much cornered the world market in "producer goods", the things you need to make other goods. Step cutters/lenses for making chips, carbon fibre for plane wings/bodies, computer controlled machine tools, industrial robots, ultra-pure silicon for making chips, miniaturised electric motors, hi-tech batteries. This is from 2012, doubtless things have changed.


    In fact electronics manufacturing is a fast expanding universe and, while some Japanese corporations such as Sony are in trouble (by the way, how is Zenith doing?), the overall Japanese electronics industry has found ever more challenging new worlds to conquer. It is busy making a host of leading-edge producers’ goods that though invisible to the consumer are driving the electronics revolution. Examples include tantalum capacitors, charge coupled devices, laser diodes, ceramic packaging, and LCD drivers. Such components are essential in countless applications from cellphones and car navigation devices to optical fiber communications networks and avionic systems.

    A typical area of Japanese leadership that is completely overlooked by the declinists is the battery industry. It happens to be one of the fastest growing sectors of the global electronics industry. Batteries may seem like an old technology, but the sort of batteries that used in cellphones and laptops, not to mention hybrid cars, are a world away from traditional alkaline or acid batteries. Today’s nickel-metal hydride batteries, for instance, require super-advanced manufacturing techniques. As Fareed Zakaria has pointed out, eight of the world’s top ten battery manufacturers are based in Japan (and only one, Johnson Controls, is based in the United States).

    Then there are such fundamental areas of Japanese leadership as electronic materials. Not the least such material is semiconductor-grade silicon. Two Japanese companies, ShinEtsu and Sumco, enjoy a world duopoly. Monsanto of the United States and Wacker of Germany once successfully contested this geopolitically crucial market but they long ago dropped out: their problem was that every new generation of chip requires ever purer silicon and they just could not keep up with not-an-atom-out-of-place Japanese quality. The Japanese also are the dominant – and in many cases only – suppliers of a host of precision machinery vital in making electronics components and materials. They enjoy a monopoly in, for instance, LCD steppers, which are the key machines needed in the production of liquid crystal displays.

    In the end the way to decide this is to look at overall economic aggregates. This is something Katz seems not to have considered. I have never seen him mention, for instance, Japan’s remarkable trade performance of the last two decades — the so-called lost decades of the popular imagination. It ranks as the most impressive of any advanced nation. Japan’s current account surplus – the widest and most meaningful measure of its trade – zoomed more than three-fold between 1989 (the last year of the 1980s boom) and 2010 (the year before the earthquake). In the same period, America’s current account deficit ballooned more than five-fold. Japan’s performance also contrasts markedly with that of such formerly strong trading nations as the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, which are now going ever more deeply into debt.

    Perhaps more telling is the fact that Japan increased its exports to China more than fourteen-fold in the period. The result was that as of 2010 these totaled $167 billion. By contrast, the United States with considerably more than twice Japan’s population managed to export only $97 billion to China that year.
     

    Replies: @Jack D, @Alfa158, @AnotherDad

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Jack D


    Cutting edge electronics come from Korea (Samsung, LG) not Japan.
     
    Taiwanese brands like Acer, Asus, and MSI are good, strong values in the computer space.
    , @Anon
    @Jack D

    The Japanese have pretty much cornered the market in bicycle components in Shimano. They pushed out Italian Campagnolo in the high end. American SRAM and Taiwanese Mircoshift have good size market share but Shimano dominates top to bottom. Japan inc is doing quite well.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    , @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    Cutting edge electronics come from Korea (Samsung, LG) not Japan.
     
    LG just pulled out of the mobile phone market. Ten Little Indians comes to mind. Of course, if India ever gets off its butt in manufacturing, this might be an ironic reference.
  36. @Dumbo
    I can't think of any sport whiter than long-distance cycling, except perhaps skiing.

    Blacks like BMX low-rider bikes, though.

    Replies: @Elli, @Redman, @Ganderson, @JMcG, @Wade Hampton

    There are serious spandex black cyclists in my area, all black, or mixed teams.

    They look like they are doing fine.

  37. @Dr. DoomNGloom
    I don't think the author understands what "euphemism" means.

    John McWhorter has the intellectual honesty to recognize that blacks aren't necessarily being killed at disproportionate rates and points out all the white people killed who just don't become news. He goes on to claim that we have a police problem not a racism problem.
    Steve certainly has the example of violin boy, but I suspect the real reason is that the vast majority of whites just don't feel much sympathy much less outrage for Darwinism in action.

    Most of us would acknowledge that there are bad cops and we'd prefer better training and professionalism. What I think McWhorter misses is that while realistically the scale of the problem is low. The fatality rate is down there with bees and venomous snakes.

    Replies: @Charon, @Jack D, @AceDeuce

    What is galling (to me at least) is the the police problem is miniscule in relation to the black people shooting each other (and an occasional white bystander too) problem, but the concern is 100% focused on the former, while the latter is a “gun problem” and not a “black people problem”. It speaks of the black attitude that they are royalty (we wuz kangs!) who on the one hand should have legal immunity from molestation by the peasant police (how dare they stop me for not registering my car!), but on the other hand intramural duels among royals are matters of honor and again should not concern the legal authorities.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @RichardTaylor
    @Jack D

    It's as if there's an anti-White agenda. If you're at war with a group of people, you don't really care if your attacks are truth-based, you just want them to work.

    The ADL, SPLC, and the Establishment are just proud to be anti-White. How obvious do they have to be?

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

  38. Speaking of royals…

    “Black Lives Matter” followed immediately by “What do I win, bitch?”

    • LOL: Charon
  39. @Jack D
    @Simon Tugmutton


    Fuji announced it was suspending the sale of their [sic] bikes to police departments
     
    '

    They are burying the lede here. Fuji still makes bikes? The last time I saw a Fuji bike was in the 1980s. The Japanese continue to do well with cars, but they have lost their once commanding lead in many sectors. Japan is not a competitor in the cell phone market, which at one time would have been a natural for them. Their star has faded in TVs, laptops, tablets, monitors, computer chips, etc. - Japanese brands are not the first names that come to your lips. Cutting edge electronics come from Korea (Samsung, LG) not Japan. The Japanese are having their lunch eaten by the Koreans and Americans (Apple) on the high end and the Chinese and Taiwanese on the low end (and increasingly the high end too). When was the last time they created an innovative new product category like the Walkman? Even when they still sell stuff under Japanese brands the assembly is usually done in other Asian countries. When was the last time you bought something that actually said "Made in Japan" other than a car? Even in cars, the Japanese are barely a presence in the emerging electric car market, which again would have been a natural for them at one time.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Anon, @Johann Ricke

    “When was the last time you bought something that actually said “Made in Japan” other than a car?”

    If Eamonn Fingleton is correct, the Japanese have pretty much cornered the world market in “producer goods”, the things you need to make other goods. Step cutters/lenses for making chips, carbon fibre for plane wings/bodies, computer controlled machine tools, industrial robots, ultra-pure silicon for making chips, miniaturised electric motors, hi-tech batteries. This is from 2012, doubtless things have changed.

    In fact electronics manufacturing is a fast expanding universe and, while some Japanese corporations such as Sony are in trouble (by the way, how is Zenith doing?), the overall Japanese electronics industry has found ever more challenging new worlds to conquer. It is busy making a host of leading-edge producers’ goods that though invisible to the consumer are driving the electronics revolution. Examples include tantalum capacitors, charge coupled devices, laser diodes, ceramic packaging, and LCD drivers. Such components are essential in countless applications from cellphones and car navigation devices to optical fiber communications networks and avionic systems.

    A typical area of Japanese leadership that is completely overlooked by the declinists is the battery industry. It happens to be one of the fastest growing sectors of the global electronics industry. Batteries may seem like an old technology, but the sort of batteries that used in cellphones and laptops, not to mention hybrid cars, are a world away from traditional alkaline or acid batteries. Today’s nickel-metal hydride batteries, for instance, require super-advanced manufacturing techniques. As Fareed Zakaria has pointed out, eight of the world’s top ten battery manufacturers are based in Japan (and only one, Johnson Controls, is based in the United States).

    Then there are such fundamental areas of Japanese leadership as electronic materials. Not the least such material is semiconductor-grade silicon. Two Japanese companies, ShinEtsu and Sumco, enjoy a world duopoly. Monsanto of the United States and Wacker of Germany once successfully contested this geopolitically crucial market but they long ago dropped out: their problem was that every new generation of chip requires ever purer silicon and they just could not keep up with not-an-atom-out-of-place Japanese quality. The Japanese also are the dominant – and in many cases only – suppliers of a host of precision machinery vital in making electronics components and materials. They enjoy a monopoly in, for instance, LCD steppers, which are the key machines needed in the production of liquid crystal displays.

    In the end the way to decide this is to look at overall economic aggregates. This is something Katz seems not to have considered. I have never seen him mention, for instance, Japan’s remarkable trade performance of the last two decades — the so-called lost decades of the popular imagination. It ranks as the most impressive of any advanced nation. Japan’s current account surplus – the widest and most meaningful measure of its trade – zoomed more than three-fold between 1989 (the last year of the 1980s boom) and 2010 (the year before the earthquake). In the same period, America’s current account deficit ballooned more than five-fold. Japan’s performance also contrasts markedly with that of such formerly strong trading nations as the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, which are now going ever more deeply into debt.

    Perhaps more telling is the fact that Japan increased its exports to China more than fourteen-fold in the period. The result was that as of 2010 these totaled $167 billion. By contrast, the United States with considerably more than twice Japan’s population managed to export only $97 billion to China that year.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @YetAnotherAnon

    I think this may just be transitional as Chinese industry gears up. As your country industrializes you import machine tools to fill all the newly built factories. If you are trying to bring your manufacturing industry to world class standards, you import the finest machine tools that money can buy (Japanese ones) so that you can produce goods that are competitive. At some point, either your factories are fully equipped or else one of the industries that you have built is your own domestic machine tool industry and the imports largely cease.

    Of course as a high labor cost country, the Japanese have understood that they could no longer compete in most sectors of cheap consumer goods. Either they had to move production to a lower cost Asian country or else they had to abandon the segment completely. Even the Chinese are reaching that point. High value precision goods such as machine tools and jet engines are a natural fit for high labor cost countries. (Machine tools nowadays doesn't just mean lathes - I use the word in the broadest sense to include things like the production tools used in chip fabs).

    But there comes a point where that game gets played out too. The Chinese are sending rockets to Mars and they have 10x the population of Japan. In the late 18th century, King George III sent a trade mission to China because England was having a problem - all of their hard currency (silver and gold) was ending up in China because the English public had a taste for tea and for porcelain cups to serve it in and China was the main producer of both. The goal of the trade mission was to convince the Chinese that the English produced lots of high tech stuff like clocks and steam engines that the Chinese could buy instead of demanding payment only in silver. In response, Emperor Qian Long sent the trade mission home empty handed except for a really snooty letter that said, in effect, "We have no use for any of your shitty little toys. Anything we need we can produce on our own. Go away." China is rapidly coming to the point where they can write that letter again.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    , @Alfa158
    @YetAnotherAnon

    A few years again I was surprised to discover that the steel used in electrical transformers worldwide comes almost exclusively from a single Japanese steel manufacturer who has mastered the precise crystalline structure that ekes out the crucial last bit of magnetic efficiency. The electrical power systems for the data server farms that store and route data for the World Wide Web are dependent on this one manufacturer.
    Another area is electrolytic capacitors which are used in almost all electronic devices. If you want a reliable device you use Japanese caps.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Joe Stalin, @JMcG

    , @AnotherDad
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Good comment YAA.

    The death of Japan continues to be this tired meme from the globoblob. Yet Japan continues to excel at the highest end. The death of Japan will only come if it relents to the immigrationists instead of waiting for natural healthy population recovery/stabilization.

    In contrast:


    Perhaps more telling is the fact that Japan increased its exports to China more than fourteen-fold in the period. The result was that as of 2010 these totaled $167 billion. By contrast, the United States with considerably more than twice Japan’s population managed to export only $97 billion to China that year.
     
    In America the minoritarian middle men took over and we have a middle man economy. Wall Street is fine investing huge trade deficits for foreigners.

    And hey so what if our nation isn't so competent anymore ... there's still money sloshing around, we still live well.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @J.Ross

  40. @Jack D
    @Dr. DoomNGloom

    What is galling (to me at least) is the the police problem is miniscule in relation to the black people shooting each other (and an occasional white bystander too) problem, but the concern is 100% focused on the former, while the latter is a "gun problem" and not a "black people problem". It speaks of the black attitude that they are royalty (we wuz kangs!) who on the one hand should have legal immunity from molestation by the peasant police (how dare they stop me for not registering my car!), but on the other hand intramural duels among royals are matters of honor and again should not concern the legal authorities.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor

    It’s as if there’s an anti-White agenda. If you’re at war with a group of people, you don’t really care if your attacks are truth-based, you just want them to work.

    The ADL, SPLC, and the Establishment are just proud to be anti-White. How obvious do they have to be?

    • Agree: ben tillman, Forbes, Lurker
    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @RichardTaylor


    It’s as if there’s an anti-White agenda. If you’re at war with a group of people, you don’t really care if your attacks are truth-based, you just want them to work.

    The ADL, SPLC, and the Establishment are just proud to be anti-White. How obvious do they have to be?
     
    It incorporates anti-white, but is broadly anti- anyone who isn't a black criminal. In addition to whites and non-criminal blacks, the Hispanics and Orientals living in the cities are the principal victims of the crime wave unleashed by black legal impunity. Ultimately, the cycle has to play out. When crime increases to a level that makes independents uncomfortable, we might get a swing back in the other direction. It has happened before. Uber-liberal Biden voted for extended prison terms for drug felons, despite decades of liberal indoctrination about root causes (i.e. evil white men).
  41. • Replies: @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    The threshold for "enough" is much lower when what you are doing has effects on other people's health. If you want to smoke outdoors and eventually die an early and painful death, that's up to you. But if you want to smoke inside an airplane and impose your smoke on me, that's a different story. I don't want even a LITTLE bit of risk from your smoke. Masks are no different in that regard.

    Asians have understood for decades that you wear masks not to protect yourself but as a courtesy to your neighbors. Part of being nice to your neighbors is not spreading your germs on them and making them sick. If there is even a small chance that you might do so, wearing a little surgical mask to protect them is just courtesy - it's hard to think of something LESS neighborly than making your neighbors sick or killing them.

    Maybe the old America would have seen it that way too but when your neighbors are increasingly of a different race, color and religion than you and speak a different language and you get the feeling that they don't really give a damn about you, your mind doesn't think about reciprocating but instead you just think about yourself.

    In an ideal society, people would not need mandates - they would understand on their own that it's rude to litter or to smoke in a confined space or to spit on the sidewalk or to go unmasked in a pandemic. Maybe 90% of people understand this already instinctively and don't need laws to force them to do the right thing. But we don't live in an ideal society and so we have to have rules (sometimes over broad rules) because there is some minority that refuses to exercise common sense and courtesy and only thinks about themselves.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @Desiderius, @3g4me

  42. It’s Time for Cycling to Think Beyond White Fragility, White Privilege, Implicit Bias, and Microaggressions, and Begin to Think About Its Root Cause.

    The root cause of cycling?

    Yes, control of cycling resources are important . . . .

    Control are important?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @ben tillman

    You're asking for logical and grammatical consistency? These in themselves are racist.

    To be honest, he doesn't even really try very hard to hide his agenda behind academic jargon. White people have "power" and "control" and he wants that power and control to be destroyed and what remains to be given to black people instead. Black people should have power and control over the sport of cycling along with power and control over everything else. This is something that even someone with an IQ of 85 could understand.

    His template is like a Madlib:


    It’s time for ______[name of activity] to think beyond white fragility, white privilege, implicit bias, and microaggressions, and begin to think about its root cause. ___________ must reject interventions that continue to individualize anti-Black racism, and work to break down the structures that allow whiteness to retain power in the _________ [type of activity].

    Anti-racist efforts within ________ must move beyond the trite euphemisms [like the ones that I use above] of inclusion, diversity, sensitivity, and allyship, and begin to seriously consider the dimensions of power at play.
     

    , @Muggles
    @ben tillman

    When I was a student in the nearby Big City for about four years my only owned transport was a used ten speed I bought for about $25. Since I lived in a mostly black neighborhood (but well kept up, fairly middle class) I was very aware of other cyclists.

    Not many. I was about the only student at Rice who biked in (or walked).

    I did see (and still do on occasion) black males riding bikes. Often fairly small beat up one speeds. Sometimes with baskets for carrying things. Okay, great, it is cheap transport. Not good in rain, cold or the terrible streets with cracks and potholes, but cheap.

    Almost no one back then was in a "riding club."

    I've seen more Hispanics on such bikes also. I suspect many are illegal but need to get from A to B.

    For blacks some use them to scoot to and from crime scenes like B&E. Young guys.

    Ten speed (or more) road biking is an upper middle class or middle class thing. Few women do it though I've known some. Often done in groups or clubs. No reason why blacks can't do that and there is nothing "privileged" about that. I enjoyed it out in the suburbs until it became too dangerous with more traffic, cell phones, and women driving kids to school in SUVs.

    I suppose White Privilege is what keeps blacks out of the math and science classes too.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @ben tillman

    , @Neuday
    @ben tillman


    It’s Time for Cycling to Think Beyond White Fragility, White Privilege, Implicit Bias, and Microaggressions, and Begin to Think About Its Root Cause.
     
    Inventing the wheel, generations of inventors, and having an industrial revolution are the causes of Whites riding bicycles. If White Privilege were a real thing instead of AA and welfare we'd have half of the 85IQ crowd pulling us in rickshaws.
  43. Anonymous[658] • Disclaimer says:
    @Moses

    By KHALIL SAUCIER
     
    Non-Black Non-Whites are going full retard woke because it's an effectively way to remove White competitors for professional jobs.

    The only thing worse for a Brahmin than living in a racist America built by bigoted Whites is not being allowed to immigrate to a racist America built by bigoted Whites.

    These people hate you.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor, @AndrewR, @Anonymous, @Seller, Jr., @JohnnyWalker123, @Charlotte

    Step One: Prevent Entry and Settlement in The United States.

    Rest is just conversation

  44. @Supply and Demand
    I initially thought this guy was a journalist — probably a BA holder — but now that I learned he is a department chair with a postdoc, I humbly submit to his expertise in the subject. As a fellow Ph.D holder (received it last week) — I can attest that he most likely studied the subject quite throughly to meet his thesis obligations.

    I seriously doubt any of the commentariat in this thread is as credentialed as Saucier is. You all should learn your place.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @Hangnail Hans, @Gary in Gramercy, @tyrone, @tyrone, @AceDeuce, @Reg Cæsar, @anon, @anon1azwertfc

    Now, there ya’ go! That’s the way proper entertainment-based trolling is done.

    Whatever formula it is that you just stole from an American troll, keep using it, S&D.

    BTW, my degree has been held up in the mail, and I lost the tracking number. Damn Flu Manchu!

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
  45. @Almost Missouri

    forcing the nation into a racial reckoning
     
    To celebrate the first birthday of the "racial reckoning", I've been trying to answer the question of where the original "racial reckoning" declaration came from. This is less easy than it sounds. Google News doesn't allow sorting of news stories by date, and other search engines are no better. Worse, online news articles are "leaky", by which I mean that the news agencies will add or change content to old stories, which the search engines will pick up and interpret as part of the original content. WaPo, for example, has adopted "America's Racial Reckoning" as a kind of banner sidebar that it now adds to any vaguely BLM-y story, including old stories already published, resulting in an appearance in search engines of having been the Racial Reckoners long before Racial Reckoning was cool.

    The earliest major news outlet I can find using "racial reckoning" in what appears to be the original text is CNBC on June 3, 2020, nine days after George Floyd's fatal overdose:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/03/what-managers-should-and-should-not-do-to-address-moment-of-racial-reckoning.html

    Amusingly, this was not in the main news or opinion section, but in their business and office etiquette section. (It says, because of the the "racial reckoning", let black employees slack off all they want (which one imagines CNBC readers were already doing anyway.))

    Whatever the original source, the term spread quickly and was picked up and re-declared by other sources, including the NYT, by the end of the week.

    Anyhow, if anyone has access to Nexis or a similar service, perhaps this question can be answered more definitively with a date-ordered search for "racial reckoning" starting on 5/25/2020...

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Colin Wright

    forcing the nation into a racial reckoning

    Sounds good to me. By my reckoning, blacks owe us a hell of a lot!

  46. @black sea
    @PiltdownMan

    Academia really seems to attract a large subset of white people who want to pretend to be black people. This guy is the Africana equivalent of "My great, great grandmother was half Cherokee."

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Mike Tre, @Whitey Whiteman III, @Alden

    He may be north african, making this separate but equally silly.

    • Replies: @S. Anonyia
    @Whitey Whiteman III

    Checked his bio and information is suspiciously sparse. He doesn't list his undergraduate institution. I'm thinking he's part Lebanese Catholic, part regular white American, possibly from the Gulf Coast. Alternatively he could be a combination of Quebecois and North African, from either New England or Canada. Saucier is a pretty unusual last name found solely among French Canadians and whites on the Gulf Coast, I haven't seen it elsewhere, Wikipedia corroborates that. What does the "p" stand for before Khalil? Likely something fairly ordinary like Peter or Paul.

    He's probably capitalizing on the vaguely exotic combination of MENA ancestry and his Acadian surname. Maybe he's trying to pass as a Creole.

    Replies: @Known Fact

  47. @ben tillman

    It’s Time for Cycling to Think Beyond White Fragility, White Privilege, Implicit Bias, and Microaggressions, and Begin to Think About Its Root Cause.
     
    The root cause of cycling?

    Yes, control of cycling resources are important . . . .
     
    Control are important?

    Replies: @Jack D, @Muggles, @Neuday

    You’re asking for logical and grammatical consistency? These in themselves are racist.

    To be honest, he doesn’t even really try very hard to hide his agenda behind academic jargon. White people have “power” and “control” and he wants that power and control to be destroyed and what remains to be given to black people instead. Black people should have power and control over the sport of cycling along with power and control over everything else. This is something that even someone with an IQ of 85 could understand.

    His template is like a Madlib:

    It’s time for ______[name of activity] to think beyond white fragility, white privilege, implicit bias, and microaggressions, and begin to think about its root cause. ___________ must reject interventions that continue to individualize anti-Black racism, and work to break down the structures that allow whiteness to retain power in the _________ [type of activity].

    Anti-racist efforts within ________ must move beyond the trite euphemisms [like the ones that I use above] of inclusion, diversity, sensitivity, and allyship, and begin to seriously consider the dimensions of power at play.

  48. @Triteleia Laxa
    There's a certain romance in the monkeys having taken over the zoo

    It would also make a pertinent sequel to Animal Farm

    I would write it, but am afraid that people, with racism hidden in their hearts, would imagine some sort of race-simian parallel and try to ban it.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Jonathan Mason, @Buffalo Joe

    There’s a certain romance in the monkeys having taken over the zoo

    Meanwhile, YT is simply grillin’ n chillin’ his way straight to the camps.

  49. @AndrewR
    @Moses

    The problem is that the hatred is mostly not reciprocated. Conservative normies think that simply pointing out the hypocrisies or logical fallacies of the Woke is enough. And most of the few people who do get appropriately angry about it do not really understand the roots of the problem or how to fix it. I don't fully understand it all myself but I know that there is no way a pacifistic strategy will prevail. These people will only respect naked force. Having a Ghandi figure, in conjunction with other measures, might help a bit but it's hardly necessary.

    Replies: @Dian 'the AA Mathemagcian' Abbot, @AnotherDad, @James J O'Meara, @anon1azwertfc

    ‘The problem is that the hatred is mostly not reciprocated. Conservative normies think that simply pointing out the hypocrisies or logical fallacies of the Woke is enough. And most of the few people who do get appropriately angry about it do not really understand the roots of the problem or how to fix it.’

    Bears repeating. Establishment Conservatism is now as useful as a chocolate teapot. Look at their hysteria wrt MAGA. Please like us, msm. We’ll go along with any crackpot sjw policy so long as you reduce the corporate tax rate from 32% to 31.5%

    The White masses are idiots, & the rats know it.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Dian 'the AA Mathemagcian' Abbot

    MAGA is cucked af too. I'm rapidly reaching the opinion that whites do deserve what's happening us. But unlike leftists who want us gone due to our alleged intrinsic evil, I think the problem is (obviously) our intrinsic softness and individualism relative to other groups. Jews and blacks are unafraid to be openly genocidal. Why aren't we?

  50. I hate bicyclers. Arrogant rich arseholes everyone of them. Since the Amish decided to be mask free almost from the get, the cyclists showed up in droves to stick their butts up while breathing our fresh air maskless. All the while in their native habitat, they likely were mask Nazis. So I don’t care if the Indians steal biking. They’ll make it a corrupt and incompetent mess like they do everything. I do care we bring them here. This so called Indian variant could have been an excuse for a remote chance of saying no to Indian visas. Sadly the post office cheated us out of that slight possibility.

    Off topic: every local post office change their postmaster here in Lancaster County, PA in the spring of 2019. Most are black now. My local one has a really rich AWFL. Always remember the GOP did this.

    • Replies: @Simon Tugmutton
    @Old and Grumpy

    I'm a cyclist and a very inoffensive one at that, always making way for cars in the narrow lanes round here, obeying traffic laws, etc., ad nauseam. Although I confess I do sometimes ride fixed gear, kindly do not lump me in with psychopathic bike-messengers and the other two-wheeled nutters who make street-life unpleasant in the cities.

    Thanks.

  51. @Jack D
    @Simon Tugmutton


    Fuji announced it was suspending the sale of their [sic] bikes to police departments
     
    '

    They are burying the lede here. Fuji still makes bikes? The last time I saw a Fuji bike was in the 1980s. The Japanese continue to do well with cars, but they have lost their once commanding lead in many sectors. Japan is not a competitor in the cell phone market, which at one time would have been a natural for them. Their star has faded in TVs, laptops, tablets, monitors, computer chips, etc. - Japanese brands are not the first names that come to your lips. Cutting edge electronics come from Korea (Samsung, LG) not Japan. The Japanese are having their lunch eaten by the Koreans and Americans (Apple) on the high end and the Chinese and Taiwanese on the low end (and increasingly the high end too). When was the last time they created an innovative new product category like the Walkman? Even when they still sell stuff under Japanese brands the assembly is usually done in other Asian countries. When was the last time you bought something that actually said "Made in Japan" other than a car? Even in cars, the Japanese are barely a presence in the emerging electric car market, which again would have been a natural for them at one time.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Anon, @Johann Ricke

    Cutting edge electronics come from Korea (Samsung, LG) not Japan.

    Taiwanese brands like Acer, Asus, and MSI are good, strong values in the computer space.

  52. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/toad_spotted/status/1396912334015287296?s=20

    Replies: @Jack D

    The threshold for “enough” is much lower when what you are doing has effects on other people’s health. If you want to smoke outdoors and eventually die an early and painful death, that’s up to you. But if you want to smoke inside an airplane and impose your smoke on me, that’s a different story. I don’t want even a LITTLE bit of risk from your smoke. Masks are no different in that regard.

    Asians have understood for decades that you wear masks not to protect yourself but as a courtesy to your neighbors. Part of being nice to your neighbors is not spreading your germs on them and making them sick. If there is even a small chance that you might do so, wearing a little surgical mask to protect them is just courtesy – it’s hard to think of something LESS neighborly than making your neighbors sick or killing them.

    Maybe the old America would have seen it that way too but when your neighbors are increasingly of a different race, color and religion than you and speak a different language and you get the feeling that they don’t really give a damn about you, your mind doesn’t think about reciprocating but instead you just think about yourself.

    In an ideal society, people would not need mandates – they would understand on their own that it’s rude to litter or to smoke in a confined space or to spit on the sidewalk or to go unmasked in a pandemic. Maybe 90% of people understand this already instinctively and don’t need laws to force them to do the right thing. But we don’t live in an ideal society and so we have to have rules (sometimes over broad rules) because there is some minority that refuses to exercise common sense and courtesy and only thinks about themselves.

    • LOL: 3g4me
    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
    @Jack D


    Maybe the old America would have seen it that way too but when your neighbors are increasingly of a different race, color and religion than you and speak a different language and you get the feeling that they don’t really give a damn about you, your mind doesn’t think about reciprocating but instead you just think about yourself.
     
    Not only don't they give a damn about you, most of them frankly want you dead and are actively working any way they can to disenfranchise and dispossess you.

    Many [most?] of our current crop of immigrants get underway with this project as soon as they set foot in the USA.

    , @Desiderius
    @Jack D

    You really think we don’t already understand all that? You see some argument on the boob tube and run with it without ever engaging your brain.

    Toad is probably the most pro-social voice on the interwebs, and you’re lecturing him on ethics. Really?

    He’s more concerned about things like this:

    https://twitter.com/Kelly_Kries/status/1396660505054433283?s=20

    and the credibility spend involved in building your ethical house on such flimsy foundations.

    Replies: @guest007, @Occasional lurker

    , @3g4me
    @Jack D

    @52 Jack D: " . . . because there is some minority that refuses to exercise common sense and courtesy and only thinks about themselves."

    Jack, why bless your tiny little heart, if you only had just a smidgen of self awareness . . .

  53. @Supply and Demand
    I initially thought this guy was a journalist — probably a BA holder — but now that I learned he is a department chair with a postdoc, I humbly submit to his expertise in the subject. As a fellow Ph.D holder (received it last week) — I can attest that he most likely studied the subject quite throughly to meet his thesis obligations.

    I seriously doubt any of the commentariat in this thread is as credentialed as Saucier is. You all should learn your place.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @Hangnail Hans, @Gary in Gramercy, @tyrone, @tyrone, @AceDeuce, @Reg Cæsar, @anon, @anon1azwertfc

    “No sir, I’m a real chef. I’m a saucier.”

    “Saucier?”

    “Specialize in sauces.”

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    "S&D was wrapped too tight for Vietnam; probably wrapped too tight for New Orleans."

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    "Never get off the boat."

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    "Make my meat rare. Rare but not cold."

  54. @Dumbo
    I can't think of any sport whiter than long-distance cycling, except perhaps skiing.

    Blacks like BMX low-rider bikes, though.

    Replies: @Elli, @Redman, @Ganderson, @JMcG, @Wade Hampton

    I used to think that. But every weekend here in Westchester there are 100s of middle aged black men on their long distance bike rides clogging up Route 1.

    For some reason it’s become very big in that demographic.

  55. Black academics excel at pantomime, like many higher primates. This sounds like sophisticated writing, but it’s the equivalent of the ‘businessman’ in Shiva Naipaul’s North of South, walking around some African city carrying a briefcase full of magazines.

    • LOL: Forbes
  56. @bomag
    @Simon Tugmutton


    ...suspending the sale of their [sic] bikes to police departments
     
    Wondered about this. Do police buy an appreciable number of bikes? Do they buy direct? Seems that they would have to ban dealers from selling to municipalities and such.

    This is either tokenism or another stretch of business totalitarianism.

    Replies: @Spect3r, @International Jew

    If you go here:
    https://www.policebikestore.com/

    They still selling Fuji bicycles to police.

    And if you go here:

    https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2020/06/05/fujis-distributor-suspends-sales-police-bikes-north-america#.YKz3NqhKjs0

    You can read this:

    “A representative from the company said it has begun discussions with police departments and with the International Police Mountain Biking Association, which provides bike training for police officers. The representative said the IPMBA confirmed that they do not advocate using bikes as weapons and does not train officers to do so.

    The representative said BikeCo expects to resume sales of police bikes to its dealers at some point after the company has assurances that bikes won’t be used as weapons. The representative declined to comment on whether that assurance would have to come in the form of a sales contract or a less formal assurance. “We’re not ready to comment on that,” the representative told BRAIN.”

    So in short, they are still selling them to Police departments.
    Also, when was the last time a cop used his bicycle as a weapon???

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Spect3r

    American cops use bikes as improvised shields to push back rioting mobs.

    Many other countries, such as South Korea, have dedicated Riot Squads with lavish equipment, but U.S. police departments often don't.

    Replies: @Spect3r, @njguy73, @donut, @Harry Baldwin

    , @Hangnail Hans
    @Spect3r


    Also, when was the last time a cop used his bicycle as a weapon???
     
    I've seen people using bikes as weapons, but they were definitely not cops.

    Replies: @Spect3r

    , @anon
    @Spect3r

    Also, when was the last time a cop used his bicycle as a weapon???

    Since they learned from Antifa.

    Replies: @Spect3r

  57. @Triteleia Laxa
    There's a certain romance in the monkeys having taken over the zoo

    It would also make a pertinent sequel to Animal Farm

    I would write it, but am afraid that people, with racism hidden in their hearts, would imagine some sort of race-simian parallel and try to ban it.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Jonathan Mason, @Buffalo Joe

    WOK BIKE INSTRUCTIONS LEAFELT.

    (Translated from original Chinese by Goggle Translyte.)

    “Two wheels good, four wheels bad.” (Mao-Tse Tung.)

    Cycling have bad rap on discrimination because traditional bicycles built in two types, the ladies bicycle, and the gentleman’s bicycle that has a crossbar (see diagram).

    Bicycle built for two can accommodate many gender, but has been found awkward to operate and involved in many accidents due to backseat driver attempting to steer bike.

    To mount man bicycle rider must 1) put foot on pedal, 2) scoot bike forwards, and 3) swing a leg over and place it on the other pedal, which is very unladylike and cannot be done decently wearing a skirt or dress due to exposure of Western lady panties to public view of Western men.

    For this reason at Woke Bike we have bike available without crossbar so that leg can be placed on the opposite pedal without elevating it. However frame of lady bike not so strong like man frame.

    Format for the seat or saddle does not comfortably accommodate male testicle. We recommend satisfactory for the ride to have the testicles surgically removed before mount Woken Bike for added comfort.

    For alternative we have also available unigender folding bike with no crossbar can also be rode by they gender pronoun person with discretion.

    (This instruction leaflet is for US export only–please do not autotranslate this sentence into English language.)

    Wear helmet.

    Have nice day.

    Copyright Woke Bikes, Shanghai Industrial Estates Unit 30003. People’s Republic of Middle Kingdom.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    @Jonathan Mason

    Bery good.

  58. @bomag
    @Simon Tugmutton


    ...suspending the sale of their [sic] bikes to police departments
     
    Wondered about this. Do police buy an appreciable number of bikes? Do they buy direct? Seems that they would have to ban dealers from selling to municipalities and such.

    This is either tokenism or another stretch of business totalitarianism.

    Replies: @Spect3r, @International Jew

    Let them. Police on bicycles is ridiculous and deeply unserious.

    • Replies: @theMann
    @International Jew

    Actually, bicycle Cops make sense in a couple of ways: where there are huge traffic jams, and in Parks or Beaches where they can't be expected to outrun every miscreant.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @International Jew

    , @Jack D
    @International Jew

    Having bike police is an appealing recruiting tool to depts. seeking physically fit young men and it is good PR - it counter the stereotype that the cops are lard asses who sit in their patrol cars and eat donuts all day, sealed off from the people they police . The bike officer is not sealed in a shell - he is visible and able to interact with the public. But neither is he a "flatfoot" walking a beat. He is mobile and can respond in seconds to an incident a few blocks away.

    In certain tactical situations, mountain bikes make sense - faster than foot pursuit, can go places where patrol cars can't. But mostly they are good PR or at least were in the BF (Before Floyd) era.

    , @PiltdownMan
    @International Jew


    Police on bicycles is ridiculous and deeply unserious.
     
    Or a mark of a deeply civilized (albeit, now vanished) society.

    https://i.imgur.com/CsDZyQ4.jpg

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @nebulafox, @Simon Tugmutton

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @International Jew


    Police on bicycles is ridiculous and deeply unserious.
     
    Which is why they're in a Roger Miller song?

    Airport police use Segways on concourses, and bicycles in parking ramps. Whatever works.


    Horses are scarier, however.


    https://horseaddictdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/pri_38158887-e1493585153888.jpg?w=1000
  59. @Spect3r
    @bomag

    If you go here:
    https://www.policebikestore.com/

    They still selling Fuji bicycles to police.

    And if you go here:

    https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2020/06/05/fujis-distributor-suspends-sales-police-bikes-north-america#.YKz3NqhKjs0

    You can read this:


    "A representative from the company said it has begun discussions with police departments and with the International Police Mountain Biking Association, which provides bike training for police officers. The representative said the IPMBA confirmed that they do not advocate using bikes as weapons and does not train officers to do so.

    The representative said BikeCo expects to resume sales of police bikes to its dealers at some point after the company has assurances that bikes won't be used as weapons. The representative declined to comment on whether that assurance would have to come in the form of a sales contract or a less formal assurance. "We're not ready to comment on that," the representative told BRAIN."

    So in short, they are still selling them to Police departments.
    Also, when was the last time a cop used his bicycle as a weapon???

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Hangnail Hans, @anon

    American cops use bikes as improvised shields to push back rioting mobs.

    Many other countries, such as South Korea, have dedicated Riot Squads with lavish equipment, but U.S. police departments often don’t.

    • Replies: @Spect3r
    @Steve Sailer

    I take this chance to thank you for your great work, Mr. Steve.

    Ok, I didn't know that. But still, pushing back riots doesn't make it a "weapon", right?
    A "shield" is not a weapon.

    , @njguy73
    @Steve Sailer

    There's a lot to unpack here.
    We need to have a conversation about cycling.
    The paradigm is problematic and needs to be shifted to be more inclusive.

    Where's my editorship at BuzzFeed?

    , @donut
    @Steve Sailer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbFSVh1mmiw

    The first time I watched this I wondered if the Roman Legions did it like this .

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Reg Cæsar

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Steve Sailer

    Many other countries, such as South Korea, have dedicated Riot Squads with lavish equipment, but U.S. police departments often don’t.

    In a non-diverse society, it's okay to do what's necessary to suppress rioting. Under multiculturalism, it's no longer permissible.

  60. First they came for the Serious Bike Enthusiasts, but I did not say anything because I was a Model Train Enthusiast.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Elmer T. Jones


    First they came for the Serious Bike Enthusiasts, but I did not say anything because I was a Model Train Enthusiast.
     
    Now there's a Systemic Racist hobby.
    , @Wade Hampton
    @Elmer T. Jones

    Tropical fish hobbyist is pretty darn white. Not 100%, but pretty close.

    Replies: @Elmer T. Jones

  61. @Steve Sailer
    @Spect3r

    American cops use bikes as improvised shields to push back rioting mobs.

    Many other countries, such as South Korea, have dedicated Riot Squads with lavish equipment, but U.S. police departments often don't.

    Replies: @Spect3r, @njguy73, @donut, @Harry Baldwin

    I take this chance to thank you for your great work, Mr. Steve.

    Ok, I didn’t know that. But still, pushing back riots doesn’t make it a “weapon”, right?
    A “shield” is not a weapon.

  62. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    The threshold for "enough" is much lower when what you are doing has effects on other people's health. If you want to smoke outdoors and eventually die an early and painful death, that's up to you. But if you want to smoke inside an airplane and impose your smoke on me, that's a different story. I don't want even a LITTLE bit of risk from your smoke. Masks are no different in that regard.

    Asians have understood for decades that you wear masks not to protect yourself but as a courtesy to your neighbors. Part of being nice to your neighbors is not spreading your germs on them and making them sick. If there is even a small chance that you might do so, wearing a little surgical mask to protect them is just courtesy - it's hard to think of something LESS neighborly than making your neighbors sick or killing them.

    Maybe the old America would have seen it that way too but when your neighbors are increasingly of a different race, color and religion than you and speak a different language and you get the feeling that they don't really give a damn about you, your mind doesn't think about reciprocating but instead you just think about yourself.

    In an ideal society, people would not need mandates - they would understand on their own that it's rude to litter or to smoke in a confined space or to spit on the sidewalk or to go unmasked in a pandemic. Maybe 90% of people understand this already instinctively and don't need laws to force them to do the right thing. But we don't live in an ideal society and so we have to have rules (sometimes over broad rules) because there is some minority that refuses to exercise common sense and courtesy and only thinks about themselves.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @Desiderius, @3g4me

    Maybe the old America would have seen it that way too but when your neighbors are increasingly of a different race, color and religion than you and speak a different language and you get the feeling that they don’t really give a damn about you, your mind doesn’t think about reciprocating but instead you just think about yourself.

    Not only don’t they give a damn about you, most of them frankly want you dead and are actively working any way they can to disenfranchise and dispossess you.

    Many [most?] of our current crop of immigrants get underway with this project as soon as they set foot in the USA.

  63. There is a standard form these whinging cretins can fill out. Oh, that’s right, the people concerned aren’t good with forms. White privilege, it is every where. Maybe we should just call it Savoir Faire.

  64. @Dumbo
    I can't think of any sport whiter than long-distance cycling, except perhaps skiing.

    Blacks like BMX low-rider bikes, though.

    Replies: @Elli, @Redman, @Ganderson, @JMcG, @Wade Hampton

    Lacrosse?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Ganderson

    Gandi, I know your heart is in the right place but Native Americans play lacrosse religiously. But in your defense not too many blacks. Should have yelled out "swimming."

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Ganderson

    , @Wade Hampton
    @Ganderson

    No dispute with your comment. I am sure lacrosse is pretty white.

    But readers should be aware that there were black lacrosse players once upon a time. Jim Brown was not only one of the greatest NFL football players and member of the NFL hall of fame, but he was also an inductee to the Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfQUJwCo7T8

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  65. @Spect3r
    @bomag

    If you go here:
    https://www.policebikestore.com/

    They still selling Fuji bicycles to police.

    And if you go here:

    https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2020/06/05/fujis-distributor-suspends-sales-police-bikes-north-america#.YKz3NqhKjs0

    You can read this:


    "A representative from the company said it has begun discussions with police departments and with the International Police Mountain Biking Association, which provides bike training for police officers. The representative said the IPMBA confirmed that they do not advocate using bikes as weapons and does not train officers to do so.

    The representative said BikeCo expects to resume sales of police bikes to its dealers at some point after the company has assurances that bikes won't be used as weapons. The representative declined to comment on whether that assurance would have to come in the form of a sales contract or a less formal assurance. "We're not ready to comment on that," the representative told BRAIN."

    So in short, they are still selling them to Police departments.
    Also, when was the last time a cop used his bicycle as a weapon???

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Hangnail Hans, @anon

    Also, when was the last time a cop used his bicycle as a weapon???

    I’ve seen people using bikes as weapons, but they were definitely not cops.

    • Replies: @Spect3r
    @Hangnail Hans

    Same here, but like you say, most definitely not cops.

  66. @International Jew
    @bomag

    Let them. Police on bicycles is ridiculous and deeply unserious.

    Replies: @theMann, @Jack D, @PiltdownMan, @Reg Cæsar

    Actually, bicycle Cops make sense in a couple of ways: where there are huge traffic jams, and in Parks or Beaches where they can’t be expected to outrun every miscreant.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @theMann

    Bicycle cops are useful on densely packed bike paths like Venice Beach and the Chicago Lakefront. Cop cars with their lights on to clear the way can be a necessity on bike paths, but they are unpleasant.

    Back in the early 1980s, LAPD on Venice Beach rode giant tricycles, like Henry Louis Gates on Martha's Vineyard. My 1981 idea for a poster for a proto-Lethal Weapon buddy cop movie: "Black or white, they both ride trikes!"

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Joe Stalin

    , @International Jew
    @theMann

    Bikes are good for chasing criminals who are considerate enough to stay on smooth roadways and not cheat by running through bushes or debris-strewn lots or hopping fences.

    Horses are far better: a higher perch for the cop to see the territory, all-terrain, and intimidating.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

  67. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Jack D

    "When was the last time you bought something that actually said “Made in Japan” other than a car?"

    If Eamonn Fingleton is correct, the Japanese have pretty much cornered the world market in "producer goods", the things you need to make other goods. Step cutters/lenses for making chips, carbon fibre for plane wings/bodies, computer controlled machine tools, industrial robots, ultra-pure silicon for making chips, miniaturised electric motors, hi-tech batteries. This is from 2012, doubtless things have changed.


    In fact electronics manufacturing is a fast expanding universe and, while some Japanese corporations such as Sony are in trouble (by the way, how is Zenith doing?), the overall Japanese electronics industry has found ever more challenging new worlds to conquer. It is busy making a host of leading-edge producers’ goods that though invisible to the consumer are driving the electronics revolution. Examples include tantalum capacitors, charge coupled devices, laser diodes, ceramic packaging, and LCD drivers. Such components are essential in countless applications from cellphones and car navigation devices to optical fiber communications networks and avionic systems.

    A typical area of Japanese leadership that is completely overlooked by the declinists is the battery industry. It happens to be one of the fastest growing sectors of the global electronics industry. Batteries may seem like an old technology, but the sort of batteries that used in cellphones and laptops, not to mention hybrid cars, are a world away from traditional alkaline or acid batteries. Today’s nickel-metal hydride batteries, for instance, require super-advanced manufacturing techniques. As Fareed Zakaria has pointed out, eight of the world’s top ten battery manufacturers are based in Japan (and only one, Johnson Controls, is based in the United States).

    Then there are such fundamental areas of Japanese leadership as electronic materials. Not the least such material is semiconductor-grade silicon. Two Japanese companies, ShinEtsu and Sumco, enjoy a world duopoly. Monsanto of the United States and Wacker of Germany once successfully contested this geopolitically crucial market but they long ago dropped out: their problem was that every new generation of chip requires ever purer silicon and they just could not keep up with not-an-atom-out-of-place Japanese quality. The Japanese also are the dominant – and in many cases only – suppliers of a host of precision machinery vital in making electronics components and materials. They enjoy a monopoly in, for instance, LCD steppers, which are the key machines needed in the production of liquid crystal displays.

    In the end the way to decide this is to look at overall economic aggregates. This is something Katz seems not to have considered. I have never seen him mention, for instance, Japan’s remarkable trade performance of the last two decades — the so-called lost decades of the popular imagination. It ranks as the most impressive of any advanced nation. Japan’s current account surplus – the widest and most meaningful measure of its trade – zoomed more than three-fold between 1989 (the last year of the 1980s boom) and 2010 (the year before the earthquake). In the same period, America’s current account deficit ballooned more than five-fold. Japan’s performance also contrasts markedly with that of such formerly strong trading nations as the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, which are now going ever more deeply into debt.

    Perhaps more telling is the fact that Japan increased its exports to China more than fourteen-fold in the period. The result was that as of 2010 these totaled $167 billion. By contrast, the United States with considerably more than twice Japan’s population managed to export only $97 billion to China that year.
     

    Replies: @Jack D, @Alfa158, @AnotherDad

    I think this may just be transitional as Chinese industry gears up. As your country industrializes you import machine tools to fill all the newly built factories. If you are trying to bring your manufacturing industry to world class standards, you import the finest machine tools that money can buy (Japanese ones) so that you can produce goods that are competitive. At some point, either your factories are fully equipped or else one of the industries that you have built is your own domestic machine tool industry and the imports largely cease.

    Of course as a high labor cost country, the Japanese have understood that they could no longer compete in most sectors of cheap consumer goods. Either they had to move production to a lower cost Asian country or else they had to abandon the segment completely. Even the Chinese are reaching that point. High value precision goods such as machine tools and jet engines are a natural fit for high labor cost countries. (Machine tools nowadays doesn’t just mean lathes – I use the word in the broadest sense to include things like the production tools used in chip fabs).

    But there comes a point where that game gets played out too. The Chinese are sending rockets to Mars and they have 10x the population of Japan. In the late 18th century, King George III sent a trade mission to China because England was having a problem – all of their hard currency (silver and gold) was ending up in China because the English public had a taste for tea and for porcelain cups to serve it in and China was the main producer of both. The goal of the trade mission was to convince the Chinese that the English produced lots of high tech stuff like clocks and steam engines that the Chinese could buy instead of demanding payment only in silver. In response, Emperor Qian Long sent the trade mission home empty handed except for a really snooty letter that said, in effect, “We have no use for any of your shitty little toys. Anything we need we can produce on our own. Go away.” China is rapidly coming to the point where they can write that letter again.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Jack D

    "King George III sent a trade mission to China because England was having a problem – all of their hard currency (silver and gold) was ending up in China because the English public had a taste for tea and for porcelain cups to serve it in and China was the main producer of both."

    I think it was more China as a market that was the appeal, at a time when Europe was blockaded by Napoleon. By George III's day, Wedgwood had been going 50 years and François Xavier d'Entrecolles had revealed the secrets of porcelain to Europe as far back as 1712, leading to manufacturing at Sevres and Plymouth. Wedgwood only started making porcelain in George IIIs day because fashionable tea drinkers in London wanted it.

    The Brits were big on industrial espionage. They literally stole the tea plants and took them to India to solve that balance of payments issue, although it turned out that the Brits preferred darker teas from Assam (which is what I drink every day).

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


    Similar to other European travellers of the period, such as Walter Medhurst, Fortune disguised himself as a Chinese merchant during several, but not all, of his journeys beyond the newly established treaty port areas. Not only was Fortune's purchase of tea plants reportedly forbidden by the Chinese government of the time, but his travels were also beyond the allowable day's journey from the European treaty ports. Fortune travelled to some areas of China that had seldom been visited by Europeans, including remote areas of Fujian, Guangdong, and Jiangsu provinces.

    Fortune employed many different means to obtain plants and seedlings from local tea growers, reputedly the property of the Chinese empire, although this was some 150 years before International biodiversity laws recognised State ownership of such natural resources. He is also known for his use of Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward's portable Wardian cases to sustain the plants. It is also widely reported that he took skilled workers on contract to India who would facilitate the production of tea in the plantations of the East India Company. With the exception of a few plants which survived in established Indian gardens, most of the Chinese tea plants Fortune introduced in the north-western provinces of India perished. The other reason for the failure in India was that the British preference and fashion was for a strong dark tea brew, which was best made from the local Assam subspecies (Camellia sinensis var. assamica) and not the selection that Fortune had made in China. The technology and knowledge that was brought over from China was, however, instrumental in the later flourishing of the Indian tea industry in Assam and Sri Lanka.
     

  68. Can’t wait for the cycling jerseys with the Newport or Kool logo printed on it

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @Possumman

    https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn-img-1.wanelo.com%2Fp%2F936%2F567%2F119%2F9bc742d1215f09bbe949911%2Fx354-q80.jpg&f=1&nofb=1

  69. @Supply and Demand
    I initially thought this guy was a journalist — probably a BA holder — but now that I learned he is a department chair with a postdoc, I humbly submit to his expertise in the subject. As a fellow Ph.D holder (received it last week) — I can attest that he most likely studied the subject quite throughly to meet his thesis obligations.

    I seriously doubt any of the commentariat in this thread is as credentialed as Saucier is. You all should learn your place.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @Hangnail Hans, @Gary in Gramercy, @tyrone, @tyrone, @AceDeuce, @Reg Cæsar, @anon, @anon1azwertfc

    There are so many sad and pathetic things in your little post that I hardly know where to begin. Even your lame attempt at humor is pathetic.

    To Jack D above: couldn’t you have included the opium wars in your analogies?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Hangnail Hans

    The Opium Wars were a (partial) response to the Chinese rebuff. Opium was one Western import that was in demand from the Chinese public but the Chinese government kept interfering with the drug trade until the British government forced them not to. (The other response was to steal the Chinese tea production trade secrets and begin growing tea in India. The British never did figure out how to produce Chinese type porcelain but they came close by adding ground up cow bones to the clay and printing on decals of Chinese looking scenery ("Blue Willow")).

    Now that the Chinese have nukes, I don't think that the West is going to be able to solve the current balance of payments problem with another Opium War.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

  70. Shockingly that used to be the case, that people with journalism degrees wanted to be writing for Salon but found themselves being a science reporter for Nature or a video game reviewer but wrote like they worked for Salon anyway.

    But this case is an example of escalation, this guy doesn’t work for this cycling periodical, he was contracted to write this editorial.

    P. Khalil Saucier is Professor and Director of Africana Studies at Bucknell University. He is the author of the forthcoming book titled Black Frames: (Anti)Blackness and the Sport of Cycling.

    As scholar and recreational cyclist Tryon Woods makes plain in his recent book Blackhood Against the Police Power: Punishment and Disavowal in the “Post-Racial” Era, “the only ethical way of being white in the world is to tell the truth about anti-Blackness and to embark wholeheartedly on the affirmation of Blackness, as if life hangs in the balance—which it does.”

    The only way. These guys might sympathize with the Palestinians but they have an Israeli-like attitude of the only way for things to be made right is for everyone to submit completely to them.

    And just for fun I proceeded to type ‘racism in x’ into Google.

    Golf.

    What Golf’s Race Problem Looks Like From the Inside
    https://www.si.com/golf/2020/11/13/wendell-haskins-pga-daily-cover

    NHL. (This is especially fertile as Canadian national identity has become so watered down that ice hockey has become a fulcrum of it with Indians in particular getting twitchy over it’s expression of Anglo-Canadian community and identity)

    Hockey has long been about white machismo. Can the NHL change that?
    By Sameer Rao.
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/12/hockey-nhl-racism-diversity

    Is Hockey for Everyone? Confronting Racism in the NHL
    https://thehockeywriters.com/nhl-confronting-racism/

    Knitting.

    On Racism in the Knitting Community
    https://knitting.craftgossip.com/on-racism-in-the-knitting-community/2019/01/16/

    The knitting community is reckoning with racism
    https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2/25/18234950/knitting-racism-instagram-stories

    Baseball card collecting. No articles here but at least two published papers on it.

    A REINVESTIGATION OF RACIALDISCRIMINATION AND BASEBALL CARDS
    https://college.holycross.edu/eej/Volume31/V31N4P537_550.pdf

    Racism, racism everywhere: looking inside the hobby of baseball card collecting
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1090952401000286

    Video Games.
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/21/confronting-racial-bias-in-video-games/

    Birding.

    https://www.birdability.org/racism-in-birding
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/140923-bird-watching-diversity-environment-science

    And on and on…

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Altai


    Israeli-like attitude of the only way for things to be made right is for everyone to submit completely to them
     
    It was so unsporting of the Israelis to respond to thousands of rockets being shot toward their civilian population. If they were fair minded, they would have responded only with equal force - everyone knows that rule of warfare, right? In fact, since the Israelis have Iron Dome and Hamas doesn't and Iron Dome shoots down 90% of Hamas rockets, they should have only shot back 10% as many shitty rockets. It would be hard for the Israelis to produce such shitty rockets without technical assistance from Iran but if they tried really hard they could get down to Arab levels of shittiness - maybe they could hire their blind and handicapped population to be welders and so on and use their mentally retarded as rocket designers. Of course, sending unguided missiles onto a civilian population would have been a war crime if the Israelis did it, but brown people have no agency (they can only be victims) so they can't commit war crimes.

    Replies: @gent, @JMcG, @AnotherDad

    , @Desiderius
    @Altai

    Wokelism is imitation social engagement for people who don’t really want to be socially engaged but want to give at the office.

    Like hobbyists.

  71. @International Jew
    @bomag

    Let them. Police on bicycles is ridiculous and deeply unserious.

    Replies: @theMann, @Jack D, @PiltdownMan, @Reg Cæsar

    Having bike police is an appealing recruiting tool to depts. seeking physically fit young men and it is good PR – it counter the stereotype that the cops are lard asses who sit in their patrol cars and eat donuts all day, sealed off from the people they police . The bike officer is not sealed in a shell – he is visible and able to interact with the public. But neither is he a “flatfoot” walking a beat. He is mobile and can respond in seconds to an incident a few blocks away.

    In certain tactical situations, mountain bikes make sense – faster than foot pursuit, can go places where patrol cars can’t. But mostly they are good PR or at least were in the BF (Before Floyd) era.

    • Agree: Muggles
  72. @Jack D
    @Simon Tugmutton


    Fuji announced it was suspending the sale of their [sic] bikes to police departments
     
    '

    They are burying the lede here. Fuji still makes bikes? The last time I saw a Fuji bike was in the 1980s. The Japanese continue to do well with cars, but they have lost their once commanding lead in many sectors. Japan is not a competitor in the cell phone market, which at one time would have been a natural for them. Their star has faded in TVs, laptops, tablets, monitors, computer chips, etc. - Japanese brands are not the first names that come to your lips. Cutting edge electronics come from Korea (Samsung, LG) not Japan. The Japanese are having their lunch eaten by the Koreans and Americans (Apple) on the high end and the Chinese and Taiwanese on the low end (and increasingly the high end too). When was the last time they created an innovative new product category like the Walkman? Even when they still sell stuff under Japanese brands the assembly is usually done in other Asian countries. When was the last time you bought something that actually said "Made in Japan" other than a car? Even in cars, the Japanese are barely a presence in the emerging electric car market, which again would have been a natural for them at one time.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Anon, @Johann Ricke

    The Japanese have pretty much cornered the market in bicycle components in Shimano. They pushed out Italian Campagnolo in the high end. American SRAM and Taiwanese Mircoshift have good size market share but Shimano dominates top to bottom. Japan inc is doing quite well.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Anon


    American SRAM
     
    I had a Cannondale mountain bike with all SRAM components a few years ago.

    I was surprised how good it was compared to similarly priced Shimano components.

  73. https://www.bucknell.edu/fac-staff/p-khalil-saucier

    lmao at this guy pretending to be non-white

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @bigduke6

    He looks like the he-man with the giant chin in the alt-right memes.

  74. @Altai
    Shockingly that used to be the case, that people with journalism degrees wanted to be writing for Salon but found themselves being a science reporter for Nature or a video game reviewer but wrote like they worked for Salon anyway.

    But this case is an example of escalation, this guy doesn't work for this cycling periodical, he was contracted to write this editorial.


    P. Khalil Saucier is Professor and Director of Africana Studies at Bucknell University. He is the author of the forthcoming book titled Black Frames: (Anti)Blackness and the Sport of Cycling.
     

    As scholar and recreational cyclist Tryon Woods makes plain in his recent book Blackhood Against the Police Power: Punishment and Disavowal in the "Post-Racial" Era, “the only ethical way of being white in the world is to tell the truth about anti-Blackness and to embark wholeheartedly on the affirmation of Blackness, as if life hangs in the balance—which it does.”
     
    The only way. These guys might sympathize with the Palestinians but they have an Israeli-like attitude of the only way for things to be made right is for everyone to submit completely to them.

    And just for fun I proceeded to type 'racism in x' into Google.

    Golf.

    What Golf's Race Problem Looks Like From the Inside
    https://www.si.com/golf/2020/11/13/wendell-haskins-pga-daily-cover

    NHL. (This is especially fertile as Canadian national identity has become so watered down that ice hockey has become a fulcrum of it with Indians in particular getting twitchy over it's expression of Anglo-Canadian community and identity)

    Hockey has long been about white machismo. Can the NHL change that?
    By Sameer Rao.
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/12/hockey-nhl-racism-diversity

    Is Hockey for Everyone? Confronting Racism in the NHL
    https://thehockeywriters.com/nhl-confronting-racism/

    Knitting.

    On Racism in the Knitting Community
    https://knitting.craftgossip.com/on-racism-in-the-knitting-community/2019/01/16/

    The knitting community is reckoning with racism
    https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2/25/18234950/knitting-racism-instagram-stories

    Baseball card collecting. No articles here but at least two published papers on it.

    A REINVESTIGATION OF RACIALDISCRIMINATION AND BASEBALL CARDS
    https://college.holycross.edu/eej/Volume31/V31N4P537_550.pdf

    Racism, racism everywhere: looking inside the hobby of baseball card collecting
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1090952401000286

    Video Games.
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/21/confronting-racial-bias-in-video-games/

    Birding.

    https://www.birdability.org/racism-in-birding
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/140923-bird-watching-diversity-environment-science

    And on and on...

    Replies: @Jack D, @Desiderius

    Israeli-like attitude of the only way for things to be made right is for everyone to submit completely to them

    It was so unsporting of the Israelis to respond to thousands of rockets being shot toward their civilian population. If they were fair minded, they would have responded only with equal force – everyone knows that rule of warfare, right? In fact, since the Israelis have Iron Dome and Hamas doesn’t and Iron Dome shoots down 90% of Hamas rockets, they should have only shot back 10% as many shitty rockets. It would be hard for the Israelis to produce such shitty rockets without technical assistance from Iran but if they tried really hard they could get down to Arab levels of shittiness – maybe they could hire their blind and handicapped population to be welders and so on and use their mentally retarded as rocket designers. Of course, sending unguided missiles onto a civilian population would have been a war crime if the Israelis did it, but brown people have no agency (they can only be victims) so they can’t commit war crimes.

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @gent
    @Jack D

    The conversation isn't about your jewish neuroticism, jack.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @JMcG
    @Jack D

    Should the US have responded to the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty with equal force? Israel’s actions towards the Palestinians have been indefensible for decades now.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Jack D

    , @AnotherDad
    @Jack D

    Jack, i know, i know.

    Israel is a serious place. They insist on hard borders and enforcing them with military force if challenged. They have a strong clear sense of their majority people and culture. And they don't take shit from a whiny truculent minority.

    Thank goodness American Jews patriotically work for and support those principles here in the USA.

    Replies: @Jack D

  75. @Steve Sailer
    @Spect3r

    American cops use bikes as improvised shields to push back rioting mobs.

    Many other countries, such as South Korea, have dedicated Riot Squads with lavish equipment, but U.S. police departments often don't.

    Replies: @Spect3r, @njguy73, @donut, @Harry Baldwin

    There’s a lot to unpack here.
    We need to have a conversation about cycling.
    The paradigm is problematic and needs to be shifted to be more inclusive.

    Where’s my editorship at BuzzFeed?

  76. @Jack D
    @Altai


    Israeli-like attitude of the only way for things to be made right is for everyone to submit completely to them
     
    It was so unsporting of the Israelis to respond to thousands of rockets being shot toward their civilian population. If they were fair minded, they would have responded only with equal force - everyone knows that rule of warfare, right? In fact, since the Israelis have Iron Dome and Hamas doesn't and Iron Dome shoots down 90% of Hamas rockets, they should have only shot back 10% as many shitty rockets. It would be hard for the Israelis to produce such shitty rockets without technical assistance from Iran but if they tried really hard they could get down to Arab levels of shittiness - maybe they could hire their blind and handicapped population to be welders and so on and use their mentally retarded as rocket designers. Of course, sending unguided missiles onto a civilian population would have been a war crime if the Israelis did it, but brown people have no agency (they can only be victims) so they can't commit war crimes.

    Replies: @gent, @JMcG, @AnotherDad

    The conversation isn’t about your jewish neuroticism, jack.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @gent

    I'm not the one who introduced extraneous references to Israel into this conversation.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

  77. @Jonathan Mason
    @Triteleia Laxa

    WOK BIKE INSTRUCTIONS LEAFELT.

    (Translated from original Chinese by Goggle Translyte.)

    "Two wheels good, four wheels bad." (Mao-Tse Tung.)

    Cycling have bad rap on discrimination because traditional bicycles built in two types, the ladies bicycle, and the gentleman's bicycle that has a crossbar (see diagram).

    Bicycle built for two can accommodate many gender, but has been found awkward to operate and involved in many accidents due to backseat driver attempting to steer bike.

    To mount man bicycle rider must 1) put foot on pedal, 2) scoot bike forwards, and 3) swing a leg over and place it on the other pedal, which is very unladylike and cannot be done decently wearing a skirt or dress due to exposure of Western lady panties to public view of Western men.

    For this reason at Woke Bike we have bike available without crossbar so that leg can be placed on the opposite pedal without elevating it. However frame of lady bike not so strong like man frame.

    Format for the seat or saddle does not comfortably accommodate male testicle. We recommend satisfactory for the ride to have the testicles surgically removed before mount Woken Bike for added comfort.

    For alternative we have also available unigender folding bike with no crossbar can also be rode by they gender pronoun person with discretion.

    (This instruction leaflet is for US export only--please do not autotranslate this sentence into English language.)

    Wear helmet.

    Have nice day.

    Copyright Woke Bikes, Shanghai Industrial Estates Unit 30003. People's Republic of Middle Kingdom.

    Replies: @ThreeCranes

    Bery good.

  78. @theMann
    @International Jew

    Actually, bicycle Cops make sense in a couple of ways: where there are huge traffic jams, and in Parks or Beaches where they can't be expected to outrun every miscreant.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @International Jew

    Bicycle cops are useful on densely packed bike paths like Venice Beach and the Chicago Lakefront. Cop cars with their lights on to clear the way can be a necessity on bike paths, but they are unpleasant.

    Back in the early 1980s, LAPD on Venice Beach rode giant tricycles, like Henry Louis Gates on Martha’s Vineyard. My 1981 idea for a poster for a proto-Lethal Weapon buddy cop movie: “Black or white, they both ride trikes!”

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Steve Sailer

    Also very useful in many historic city centers that have now been pedestrianized, allowing swift movement from the local cop-ship to the scene of the crime with no risk of incurring a parking ticket. Not to mention on university campuses, parks and monuments, transportation hubs, docks, etc.

    Even the police guarding Boris Johnson at #10 Downing Street are on two wheels. Just think if the Capitol Police had bikes on January 6th, someone could have ridden over to the White House to ask for help.

    (You would think they could have placed a bike rack outside the PM's residence.)


    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/11/13/article-1227122-072F5D7C000005DC-491_468x383.jpg

    In this article the Daily Mail described how London police had been issued a 93-page manual on how to ride a bike. The weighty instruction manual covers matters like how to turn, balance, stop and get off the bike safely. Not as easy as falling off a bike, apparently, which requires no training.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1227122/Police-93-page-guide-ride-bike.html

    , @Joe Stalin
    @Steve Sailer


    “Black or white, they both ride trikes!”
     
    Back in the old days, CPD actually had Harley-Davidson "trikes."

    https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/cimg/www.hdforums.com/1600x900_85-1/713/1-243713.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  79. @PiltdownMan
    I think most of these articles are being cranked out by academics in a hurry as insurance against the mob that might visit their doorstep without warning. P. Khalil Saucier is an associate professor of Africana studies at Bucknell University.

    https://i.imgur.com/eo1iH4Q.jpg?1

    Replies: @Charon, @black sea, @notsaying, @Alfa158, @Known Fact, @Paleo Liberal, @Forbes, @415 reasons, @anonymous

    You mean he’s real!?
    I thought that Steve invents some of these Sailerbait extracts and that lately he has been doing a P.G. Wodehouse using wacky names like P. Khalil Saucier and last week’s Amanda Mangeser Savage.
    I guess that’s why we call the times we live in Clownworld.

  80. @PiltdownMan
    I think most of these articles are being cranked out by academics in a hurry as insurance against the mob that might visit their doorstep without warning. P. Khalil Saucier is an associate professor of Africana studies at Bucknell University.

    https://i.imgur.com/eo1iH4Q.jpg?1

    Replies: @Charon, @black sea, @notsaying, @Alfa158, @Known Fact, @Paleo Liberal, @Forbes, @415 reasons, @anonymous

    Bet his parents were big Khalil Gibran fans — he was hot around the same time as Cat Stevens

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Known Fact

    Born Steven Demetre Georgiou, to Greek Cypriot (Orthodox Christian) father and Swedish (Baptist) mother, adopted the name Yusuf Islam after converting to Islam in 1977.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Known Fact


    Bet his parents were big Khalil Gibran fans — he was hot around the same time as Cat Stevens
     
    If you want lessons in how to build a dome home out of Aircrete, Khalil's grandnephew Hajjan will be happy to teach you. But you'd have to spring for the airfare to Hilo.


    https://www.domegaia.com/our-team.html


    https://www.domegaia.com/uploads/1/6/9/5/16958362/editor/201207-014.jpg?1610596239


    https://www.domegaia.com/uploads/1/6/9/5/16958362/editor/domehome.jpg?1535189030

    Replies: @photondancer

  81. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    @Supply and Demand

    “No sir, I’m a real chef. I’m a saucier.”

    “Saucier?”

    “Specialize in sauces.”

    Replies: @black sea, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Gary in Gramercy

    “S&D was wrapped too tight for Vietnam; probably wrapped too tight for New Orleans.”

    • LOL: Tex, Achmed E. Newman
  82. If they came for knitting, you knew they’d be coming for cycling pretty soon. BTW have there actually been any incidents of cops on bikes shooting blacks?

  83. @bigduke6
    https://www.bucknell.edu/fac-staff/p-khalil-saucier

    lmao at this guy pretending to be non-white

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    He looks like the he-man with the giant chin in the alt-right memes.

  84. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    The threshold for "enough" is much lower when what you are doing has effects on other people's health. If you want to smoke outdoors and eventually die an early and painful death, that's up to you. But if you want to smoke inside an airplane and impose your smoke on me, that's a different story. I don't want even a LITTLE bit of risk from your smoke. Masks are no different in that regard.

    Asians have understood for decades that you wear masks not to protect yourself but as a courtesy to your neighbors. Part of being nice to your neighbors is not spreading your germs on them and making them sick. If there is even a small chance that you might do so, wearing a little surgical mask to protect them is just courtesy - it's hard to think of something LESS neighborly than making your neighbors sick or killing them.

    Maybe the old America would have seen it that way too but when your neighbors are increasingly of a different race, color and religion than you and speak a different language and you get the feeling that they don't really give a damn about you, your mind doesn't think about reciprocating but instead you just think about yourself.

    In an ideal society, people would not need mandates - they would understand on their own that it's rude to litter or to smoke in a confined space or to spit on the sidewalk or to go unmasked in a pandemic. Maybe 90% of people understand this already instinctively and don't need laws to force them to do the right thing. But we don't live in an ideal society and so we have to have rules (sometimes over broad rules) because there is some minority that refuses to exercise common sense and courtesy and only thinks about themselves.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @Desiderius, @3g4me

    You really think we don’t already understand all that? You see some argument on the boob tube and run with it without ever engaging your brain.

    Toad is probably the most pro-social voice on the interwebs, and you’re lecturing him on ethics. Really?

    He’s more concerned about things like this:

    and the credibility spend involved in building your ethical house on such flimsy foundations.

    • Replies: @guest007
    @Desiderius

    The issue is that the virus does not float around by itself but is being carried on a aerosol droplet that is much bigger than the virus. Usually the droplet has many viruses in each aerosol droplet from an infected person. A surgical or procedure mask that many people are wearing provides a protection factor of greater than 3 as compared to not wearing a mask.

    The idea is that if everyone is wearing a good mask that there are fewer aerosol droplets in the air and that one is breathing in fewer of them.

    It is odd how many Covid-19 truthers have decided that 100 years of industrial hygiene is incorrect. But then again, the Covid-19 truthers have all decide that 125 years of public health is worthless.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Desiderius, @J.Ross

    , @Occasional lurker
    @Desiderius

    Only ultrafine aerosols are not the only way of coronavirus shedding, and the effect of masks has been tested in multiple controlled laboratory experiments and found to reduce the amount of virus significantly. (Remember that viral load on infection is one of the determinants of disease severity). If two people wear good masks appropriately plus keep their distance while talking, infection risk plummets.
    Real-life epidemiological effects are much harder to measure because there are so many other factors, but about the physical feasibility of reducing viral spread via surgical masks (as a more acceptable alternative for most people to highly effective sealed FFP3 masks plus other pro protective gear) there is no doubt. Even the critical studies concede that.
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0843-2#change-history
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33087517/

    Replies: @Desiderius

  85. Almost all of the discussions regarding antiracism, African-American studies, and most other progressive issues is meant to confuse and obfuscate rather than clarify.

    Look at the term “Person of Color” that leave it to the listener to figure out who is included and who is not. Look at how sometime POC includes Asians and other times it does not. The same for Latinos. The only certainty is that when someone is using the term POC, blacks are included in the discussion.

  86. @PiltdownMan
    I think most of these articles are being cranked out by academics in a hurry as insurance against the mob that might visit their doorstep without warning. P. Khalil Saucier is an associate professor of Africana studies at Bucknell University.

    https://i.imgur.com/eo1iH4Q.jpg?1

    Replies: @Charon, @black sea, @notsaying, @Alfa158, @Known Fact, @Paleo Liberal, @Forbes, @415 reasons, @anonymous

    Many years ago I worked with a fellow of South Asian descent whose family had previously lived in East Africa. At one point it was fashionable to kick South Asians out of East Africa, since they had about the same role there that Jews had in Europe or Chinese in SE Asia or Igbo in West Africa. I think it was Idi Amin who led the kick-out-the-Indians craze.

    After the family was kicked out of Africa, the paterfamilias went into academia. He wound up as the chairman of the Africana Studies Department at Dontrememberthename University. Apparently the other professors in the department, all or most black Americans, were very unhappy with someone of South Asian descent being the chair instead of someone with African descent. The irony being that the chair was the ONLY one in the department who had actually lived in Africa.

  87. @Desiderius
    @Jack D

    You really think we don’t already understand all that? You see some argument on the boob tube and run with it without ever engaging your brain.

    Toad is probably the most pro-social voice on the interwebs, and you’re lecturing him on ethics. Really?

    He’s more concerned about things like this:

    https://twitter.com/Kelly_Kries/status/1396660505054433283?s=20

    and the credibility spend involved in building your ethical house on such flimsy foundations.

    Replies: @guest007, @Occasional lurker

    The issue is that the virus does not float around by itself but is being carried on a aerosol droplet that is much bigger than the virus. Usually the droplet has many viruses in each aerosol droplet from an infected person. A surgical or procedure mask that many people are wearing provides a protection factor of greater than 3 as compared to not wearing a mask.

    The idea is that if everyone is wearing a good mask that there are fewer aerosol droplets in the air and that one is breathing in fewer of them.

    It is odd how many Covid-19 truthers have decided that 100 years of industrial hygiene is incorrect. But then again, the Covid-19 truthers have all decide that 125 years of public health is worthless.

    • Agree: Jack D, Jonathan Mason
    • LOL: Wade Hampton
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @guest007

    (a) Go fuck yourself. If you were trying you couldn’t be a worse ruling class. Seriously. Insulting your most capable and conscientious citizens and making truth a dirty word.

    Underpants gnomes in awe.

    (b) If you’ve got the facts pound the facts. Why are you pounding the table? Shitty rulers and shitty lawyers.

    Replies: @guest007, @anon

    , @Desiderius
    @guest007

    https://twitter.com/Scholars_Stage/status/1397167809923149830?s=20

    This is one theory of what happened/is happening that aligns with yours. But however much I'm sympathetic with both sides outlined here, and I am, this isn't what I saw happen. I was masking in January 2020 and continued to indoors outside the home due to uncertainty about ventilation. What I didn't see is the p-levels necessary for mandates in any of the science given the scandalously ignored trade-offs involved. And I very much looked since I was biased in your direction.

    That's what the guy Toad is responding to is talking about. But you can't avoid the condescension catnip. And I get that. Virtue signaling is the lifeblood of civilization. The deconstruction of virtue on the part of the Unruling Class has left you grasping at straws.

    , @J.Ross
    @guest007

    It is odd that you think MIT is the Stanford Institute.

  88. @Moses

    By KHALIL SAUCIER
     
    Non-Black Non-Whites are going full retard woke because it's an effectively way to remove White competitors for professional jobs.

    The only thing worse for a Brahmin than living in a racist America built by bigoted Whites is not being allowed to immigrate to a racist America built by bigoted Whites.

    These people hate you.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor, @AndrewR, @Anonymous, @Seller, Jr., @JohnnyWalker123, @Charlotte

    P. Khalil Saucier = Race Pill Haikus

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Seller, Jr.

    Looks like Reg Caeser is out of a job.

  89. @Jim Christian
    I'm telling you, the Wokesters are missing a GREAT opportunity on the PGA Tour. Not a black caddy to be found. The players use caddies who are their brother, college roommates, or team mates from whatever college they went to, sometimes high school buddies. And they're all White, every single one, and they make BANK.

    This is a tremendous opportunity to inject some color into a White industry that rakes in billions and billions. I don't know how they've gone unscathed. The biggest scandal they've had is Justin Thomas uttering "Faggot" when he missed a short putt, the utterance being picked up by a microphone in the cup he was putting to. Idiot. I think he pretended to go to counseling to figure out what is so disgusting about fags that he would say such a thing. A hole is a hole after all, right?

    But The Tour is Whiter than the Whitest redneck country clubs even. I mean, when are THEY going to pay?

    Replies: @Anon, @Jack D

    Blacks don’t want to be caddies. It is, after all, a subservient position, and they’d have to stand still and shut up for long lengths of time, which goes against the black temperament.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    @Anon

    Actually, the country clubs used to require the players to use club caddies, most of them black. These days, a caddy makes 10% of the player's prize, pushing over $200,000 dollars. For a weeks' work. Somewhere there must be blacks willing to show up, keep up and shut up.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  90. @Altai
    Shockingly that used to be the case, that people with journalism degrees wanted to be writing for Salon but found themselves being a science reporter for Nature or a video game reviewer but wrote like they worked for Salon anyway.

    But this case is an example of escalation, this guy doesn't work for this cycling periodical, he was contracted to write this editorial.


    P. Khalil Saucier is Professor and Director of Africana Studies at Bucknell University. He is the author of the forthcoming book titled Black Frames: (Anti)Blackness and the Sport of Cycling.
     

    As scholar and recreational cyclist Tryon Woods makes plain in his recent book Blackhood Against the Police Power: Punishment and Disavowal in the "Post-Racial" Era, “the only ethical way of being white in the world is to tell the truth about anti-Blackness and to embark wholeheartedly on the affirmation of Blackness, as if life hangs in the balance—which it does.”
     
    The only way. These guys might sympathize with the Palestinians but they have an Israeli-like attitude of the only way for things to be made right is for everyone to submit completely to them.

    And just for fun I proceeded to type 'racism in x' into Google.

    Golf.

    What Golf's Race Problem Looks Like From the Inside
    https://www.si.com/golf/2020/11/13/wendell-haskins-pga-daily-cover

    NHL. (This is especially fertile as Canadian national identity has become so watered down that ice hockey has become a fulcrum of it with Indians in particular getting twitchy over it's expression of Anglo-Canadian community and identity)

    Hockey has long been about white machismo. Can the NHL change that?
    By Sameer Rao.
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/12/hockey-nhl-racism-diversity

    Is Hockey for Everyone? Confronting Racism in the NHL
    https://thehockeywriters.com/nhl-confronting-racism/

    Knitting.

    On Racism in the Knitting Community
    https://knitting.craftgossip.com/on-racism-in-the-knitting-community/2019/01/16/

    The knitting community is reckoning with racism
    https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2/25/18234950/knitting-racism-instagram-stories

    Baseball card collecting. No articles here but at least two published papers on it.

    A REINVESTIGATION OF RACIALDISCRIMINATION AND BASEBALL CARDS
    https://college.holycross.edu/eej/Volume31/V31N4P537_550.pdf

    Racism, racism everywhere: looking inside the hobby of baseball card collecting
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1090952401000286

    Video Games.
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/21/confronting-racial-bias-in-video-games/

    Birding.

    https://www.birdability.org/racism-in-birding
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/140923-bird-watching-diversity-environment-science

    And on and on...

    Replies: @Jack D, @Desiderius

    Wokelism is imitation social engagement for people who don’t really want to be socially engaged but want to give at the office.

    Like hobbyists.

  91. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Jack D

    "When was the last time you bought something that actually said “Made in Japan” other than a car?"

    If Eamonn Fingleton is correct, the Japanese have pretty much cornered the world market in "producer goods", the things you need to make other goods. Step cutters/lenses for making chips, carbon fibre for plane wings/bodies, computer controlled machine tools, industrial robots, ultra-pure silicon for making chips, miniaturised electric motors, hi-tech batteries. This is from 2012, doubtless things have changed.


    In fact electronics manufacturing is a fast expanding universe and, while some Japanese corporations such as Sony are in trouble (by the way, how is Zenith doing?), the overall Japanese electronics industry has found ever more challenging new worlds to conquer. It is busy making a host of leading-edge producers’ goods that though invisible to the consumer are driving the electronics revolution. Examples include tantalum capacitors, charge coupled devices, laser diodes, ceramic packaging, and LCD drivers. Such components are essential in countless applications from cellphones and car navigation devices to optical fiber communications networks and avionic systems.

    A typical area of Japanese leadership that is completely overlooked by the declinists is the battery industry. It happens to be one of the fastest growing sectors of the global electronics industry. Batteries may seem like an old technology, but the sort of batteries that used in cellphones and laptops, not to mention hybrid cars, are a world away from traditional alkaline or acid batteries. Today’s nickel-metal hydride batteries, for instance, require super-advanced manufacturing techniques. As Fareed Zakaria has pointed out, eight of the world’s top ten battery manufacturers are based in Japan (and only one, Johnson Controls, is based in the United States).

    Then there are such fundamental areas of Japanese leadership as electronic materials. Not the least such material is semiconductor-grade silicon. Two Japanese companies, ShinEtsu and Sumco, enjoy a world duopoly. Monsanto of the United States and Wacker of Germany once successfully contested this geopolitically crucial market but they long ago dropped out: their problem was that every new generation of chip requires ever purer silicon and they just could not keep up with not-an-atom-out-of-place Japanese quality. The Japanese also are the dominant – and in many cases only – suppliers of a host of precision machinery vital in making electronics components and materials. They enjoy a monopoly in, for instance, LCD steppers, which are the key machines needed in the production of liquid crystal displays.

    In the end the way to decide this is to look at overall economic aggregates. This is something Katz seems not to have considered. I have never seen him mention, for instance, Japan’s remarkable trade performance of the last two decades — the so-called lost decades of the popular imagination. It ranks as the most impressive of any advanced nation. Japan’s current account surplus – the widest and most meaningful measure of its trade – zoomed more than three-fold between 1989 (the last year of the 1980s boom) and 2010 (the year before the earthquake). In the same period, America’s current account deficit ballooned more than five-fold. Japan’s performance also contrasts markedly with that of such formerly strong trading nations as the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, which are now going ever more deeply into debt.

    Perhaps more telling is the fact that Japan increased its exports to China more than fourteen-fold in the period. The result was that as of 2010 these totaled $167 billion. By contrast, the United States with considerably more than twice Japan’s population managed to export only $97 billion to China that year.
     

    Replies: @Jack D, @Alfa158, @AnotherDad

    A few years again I was surprised to discover that the steel used in electrical transformers worldwide comes almost exclusively from a single Japanese steel manufacturer who has mastered the precise crystalline structure that ekes out the crucial last bit of magnetic efficiency. The electrical power systems for the data server farms that store and route data for the World Wide Web are dependent on this one manufacturer.
    Another area is electrolytic capacitors which are used in almost all electronic devices. If you want a reliable device you use Japanese caps.

    • Thanks: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Alfa158


    If you want a reliable device you use Japanese caps.
     
    The Chinese can and will counterfeit anything, big or small, from spark plugs to jet engine parts. (If there is a really good deal on NHK spark plugs on ebay, they are probably Chinese fakes.) Recently I bought a tire pressure sensor on ebay (knowing that it was fake but functional) and it looked identical to a real one but instead of being labeled "CHRYSLER" it was labeled "CHYBSLER" - hilarious. So don't buy your "Japanese caps" from the lowest priced Amazon seller with a million fake positive reviews, get them from a reputable electronics distributor (and even then fakes leak into the channel). Some of the Chinese fakes are so bad that they don't even fill the caps with electrolyte so they don't function as caps at all. But the good news is that they can't leak! They also make circuit breakers without the breaker part - very safe!

    Replies: @J.Ross

    , @Joe Stalin
    @Alfa158


    A few years again I was surprised to discover that the steel used in electrical transformers worldwide comes almost exclusively from a single Japanese steel manufacturer who has mastered the precise crystalline structure that ekes out the crucial last bit of magnetic efficiency.

     

    That used to be US technology from many decades back; spraying the melted material onto a spinning mandrel that fast cooled the material to form continuous strips that could be used used for tape-wound transformer cores. Useful if you are consuming large quantities of electrical power.

    One time the US manufacturer came to a place that made ferro-resonant transformers for home kitchen appliances. He left empty-handed when he was told they used cold-rolled steel laminations for the cores and there was no way in hell they were going to increase the price to the OEMs.
    , @JMcG
    @Alfa158

    My HVAC guy will only use US made capacitors. I have a couple of spares in my garage now. They are increasingly counterfeited by the Chinese though, like everything else in the world.

  92. Robin Diangelo who is academic expert top tier race has one page handout which explains EVERYTHING we need to know. It’s bullet list format and it is short enough that you could fit it on a 3X5 card with a small font or even post it into one of these unz.com comment text boxes which I will not do today but perhaps next time.

    https://robindiangelo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Anti-racism-handout-1-page-2016.pdf

    You could even make copies cheap and give them to family and friends and co-workers. Chick tracts for the 21st century.

  93. @Wade Hampton
    "...It’s time for cycling to think beyond white fragility, white privilege, implicit bias, and microaggressions...Anti-racist efforts within cycling must move beyond the trite euphemisms of inclusion, diversity, sensitivity, and allyship..."

    It's past time for anti-racism to get beyond "trite euphemisms". The problem is of course that there is absolutely nothing to anti-racism other than "trite euphemisms".

    The root cause here is not a failure of DIE or a lack of other content-free buzzwords. The root cause is that black men think those spandex shorts look gay. And they are not wrong.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Buffalo Joe

    Gay shorts didn’t stop them from playing in the NBA.

  94. My advice to a woman who is turning to online matchmaking sites to find a mate: Disqualify any man whose photo shows him posed with his bicycle, and wearing spandex. (or with his cat?).

  95. Anon[659] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: AOC is in therapy for ‘trauma,’ after protestors invaded. But according to the reports, she wasn’t even in the same building that got invaded. One of her fellow squad members recommended the psychotherapy, which means that even they recognize that AOC is a nutjob who needs a shrink. AOC claims that because of the invasion, she was ‘in war’ just like a combat fighter. This is the equivalent of Hillary Clinton claiming she got shot at by Bosnian sniper fire. I wonder how long this kook will have followers if she keeps these antics up. At some point, she’s going to embarrass them.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/24/aoc-says-shes-therapy-capitol-riot-lawmakers-effectively-served-war/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR0lLap3N315XxAhi0qdZZfYD1LZpJ853H00fEIfNNIxSwZutlsDVymyl1U

  96. @Seller, Jr.
    @Moses

    P. Khalil Saucier = Race Pill Haikus

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    Looks like Reg Caeser is out of a job.

  97. @Moses

    By KHALIL SAUCIER
     
    Non-Black Non-Whites are going full retard woke because it's an effectively way to remove White competitors for professional jobs.

    The only thing worse for a Brahmin than living in a racist America built by bigoted Whites is not being allowed to immigrate to a racist America built by bigoted Whites.

    These people hate you.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor, @AndrewR, @Anonymous, @Seller, Jr., @JohnnyWalker123, @Charlotte

    Saucier is French.

    No Brahmin ever had a jaw like that.

    • Replies: @Bubba
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Saucier is French.
     
    His family name reminded of this scene from Apocalypse Now:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ifoN_vDtgiQ
  98. @Dumbo
    I can't think of any sport whiter than long-distance cycling, except perhaps skiing.

    Blacks like BMX low-rider bikes, though.

    Replies: @Elli, @Redman, @Ganderson, @JMcG, @Wade Hampton

    Rowing. Rugby, at least in the US.

  99. @Hangnail Hans
    @Supply and Demand

    There are so many sad and pathetic things in your little post that I hardly know where to begin. Even your lame attempt at humor is pathetic.

    To Jack D above: couldn't you have included the opium wars in your analogies?

    Replies: @Jack D

    The Opium Wars were a (partial) response to the Chinese rebuff. Opium was one Western import that was in demand from the Chinese public but the Chinese government kept interfering with the drug trade until the British government forced them not to. (The other response was to steal the Chinese tea production trade secrets and begin growing tea in India. The British never did figure out how to produce Chinese type porcelain but they came close by adding ground up cow bones to the clay and printing on decals of Chinese looking scenery (“Blue Willow”)).

    Now that the Chinese have nukes, I don’t think that the West is going to be able to solve the current balance of payments problem with another Opium War.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    The Opium Wars were a (partial) response to the Chinese rebuff. Opium was one Western import that was in demand from the Chinese public but the Chinese government kept interfering with the drug trade until the British government forced them not to.
     
    Opium wasn't novel to the Chinese experience, having being introduced to the empire 1000 years prior.

    https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/short-reads/article/3079019/imperial-china-opium-was-not-only-drug-choice

    Prior to opium's introduction around the time of Muhammad, the Chinese narcotic of choice was considerably more noxious:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold-Food_Powder

    The real Chinese objection to opium was that it was imported, and having a deleterious influence on the Chinese economy, due to the huge trade imbalances that resulted. They figured out pretty quickly how to cultivate the superior Indian variant in China, and those imbalances went away. Amusingly enough, while it was still a rebel force, the Chinese Communist Party got a good chunk of its operating revenues from the opium trade.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_opium_in_China#Republican_China

    The Wikipedia article stints on that aspect, but dead tree sources indicate that opium was integral to the revenues of all parties to the various wars fought in China.

    Replies: @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

  100. @RichardTaylor
    @Jack D

    It's as if there's an anti-White agenda. If you're at war with a group of people, you don't really care if your attacks are truth-based, you just want them to work.

    The ADL, SPLC, and the Establishment are just proud to be anti-White. How obvious do they have to be?

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

    It’s as if there’s an anti-White agenda. If you’re at war with a group of people, you don’t really care if your attacks are truth-based, you just want them to work.

    The ADL, SPLC, and the Establishment are just proud to be anti-White. How obvious do they have to be?

    It incorporates anti-white, but is broadly anti- anyone who isn’t a black criminal. In addition to whites and non-criminal blacks, the Hispanics and Orientals living in the cities are the principal victims of the crime wave unleashed by black legal impunity. Ultimately, the cycle has to play out. When crime increases to a level that makes independents uncomfortable, we might get a swing back in the other direction. It has happened before. Uber-liberal Biden voted for extended prison terms for drug felons, despite decades of liberal indoctrination about root causes (i.e. evil white men).

  101. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    @Supply and Demand

    “No sir, I’m a real chef. I’m a saucier.”

    “Saucier?”

    “Specialize in sauces.”

    Replies: @black sea, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Gary in Gramercy

    “Never get off the boat.”

  102. @Jack D
    @Simon Tugmutton


    Fuji announced it was suspending the sale of their [sic] bikes to police departments
     
    '

    They are burying the lede here. Fuji still makes bikes? The last time I saw a Fuji bike was in the 1980s. The Japanese continue to do well with cars, but they have lost their once commanding lead in many sectors. Japan is not a competitor in the cell phone market, which at one time would have been a natural for them. Their star has faded in TVs, laptops, tablets, monitors, computer chips, etc. - Japanese brands are not the first names that come to your lips. Cutting edge electronics come from Korea (Samsung, LG) not Japan. The Japanese are having their lunch eaten by the Koreans and Americans (Apple) on the high end and the Chinese and Taiwanese on the low end (and increasingly the high end too). When was the last time they created an innovative new product category like the Walkman? Even when they still sell stuff under Japanese brands the assembly is usually done in other Asian countries. When was the last time you bought something that actually said "Made in Japan" other than a car? Even in cars, the Japanese are barely a presence in the emerging electric car market, which again would have been a natural for them at one time.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Anon, @Johann Ricke

    Cutting edge electronics come from Korea (Samsung, LG) not Japan.

    LG just pulled out of the mobile phone market. Ten Little Indians comes to mind. Of course, if India ever gets off its butt in manufacturing, this might be an ironic reference.

  103. @Alfa158
    @YetAnotherAnon

    A few years again I was surprised to discover that the steel used in electrical transformers worldwide comes almost exclusively from a single Japanese steel manufacturer who has mastered the precise crystalline structure that ekes out the crucial last bit of magnetic efficiency. The electrical power systems for the data server farms that store and route data for the World Wide Web are dependent on this one manufacturer.
    Another area is electrolytic capacitors which are used in almost all electronic devices. If you want a reliable device you use Japanese caps.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Joe Stalin, @JMcG

    If you want a reliable device you use Japanese caps.

    The Chinese can and will counterfeit anything, big or small, from spark plugs to jet engine parts. (If there is a really good deal on NHK spark plugs on ebay, they are probably Chinese fakes.) Recently I bought a tire pressure sensor on ebay (knowing that it was fake but functional) and it looked identical to a real one but instead of being labeled “CHRYSLER” it was labeled “CHYBSLER” – hilarious. So don’t buy your “Japanese caps” from the lowest priced Amazon seller with a million fake positive reviews, get them from a reputable electronics distributor (and even then fakes leak into the channel). Some of the Chinese fakes are so bad that they don’t even fill the caps with electrolyte so they don’t function as caps at all. But the good news is that they can’t leak! They also make circuit breakers without the breaker part – very safe!

    • Agree: JMcG
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Jack D

    And quality control is still all over the place: one works fine, the next can't figure out how "on" works.

    I bought and advocated for a Chinese product, an illustration of Oriental creativity since had there been an American-branded one I'd have preferred that. They were cordless headphones relying not on bluetooth or wifi but on a little removable memory chip. It worked perfectly (except no AM radio, and song selection was wierdly clumsy, just searching one at a time -- it would be worth the added space to have one or two more buttons), until its efficiency and practicality angered the hundred year old plumbing directly over its compact cordless body. I immediately bought a replacement because this was a good product and there's no American one. This one should be identical to the swimmer but its controls are appallingly badly configured. Randomly, the nice Young Pioneer's voice lets you know that the battery is low or that the headphones are powering off. Once you learn to ignore this you can enjoy hours of music.

  104. @Anon
    @Jack D

    The Japanese have pretty much cornered the market in bicycle components in Shimano. They pushed out Italian Campagnolo in the high end. American SRAM and Taiwanese Mircoshift have good size market share but Shimano dominates top to bottom. Japan inc is doing quite well.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    American SRAM

    I had a Cannondale mountain bike with all SRAM components a few years ago.

    I was surprised how good it was compared to similarly priced Shimano components.

  105. I don’t know anything about black entry into cycling, but I know a bit about black entry into surfing. Maybe it’s a useful analogy. Black surfers have reported that whites will ask them how’s the wave break over there, or what board are you using — they don’t notice or care about their race. By contrast, blacks will denounce them — “what are you doing with a surfboard?!”

  106. @Anon
    @Jim Christian

    Blacks don't want to be caddies. It is, after all, a subservient position, and they'd have to stand still and shut up for long lengths of time, which goes against the black temperament.

    Replies: @Jim Christian

    Actually, the country clubs used to require the players to use club caddies, most of them black. These days, a caddy makes 10% of the player’s prize, pushing over $200,000 dollars. For a weeks’ work. Somewhere there must be blacks willing to show up, keep up and shut up.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Jim Christian

    Jim, caddies are usually decent golfers, so they can read a green or chart the wind. Years ago Rory Mcilroy had a huge lead at the Masters, in what was, I believe, his first major. His caddy only needed to keep telling Rory shoot for par, no one can catch you. Rory kept shooting for birdies and made bogies. A good caddy would have calmed him down. Oh, and where are all the black jockeys, and I don't mean lawn fixtures.

  107. @guest007
    @Desiderius

    The issue is that the virus does not float around by itself but is being carried on a aerosol droplet that is much bigger than the virus. Usually the droplet has many viruses in each aerosol droplet from an infected person. A surgical or procedure mask that many people are wearing provides a protection factor of greater than 3 as compared to not wearing a mask.

    The idea is that if everyone is wearing a good mask that there are fewer aerosol droplets in the air and that one is breathing in fewer of them.

    It is odd how many Covid-19 truthers have decided that 100 years of industrial hygiene is incorrect. But then again, the Covid-19 truthers have all decide that 125 years of public health is worthless.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Desiderius, @J.Ross

    (a) Go fuck yourself. If you were trying you couldn’t be a worse ruling class. Seriously. Insulting your most capable and conscientious citizens and making truth a dirty word.

    Underpants gnomes in awe.

    (b) If you’ve got the facts pound the facts. Why are you pounding the table? Shitty rulers and shitty lawyers.

    • Troll: guest007
    • Replies: @guest007
    @Desiderius

    Once again, someone who resorts to insults immediately but cannot answer the simple question is how could fewer people have died if the U.S. decided to ignore Covid-19 like a country like Brazil.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    , @anon
    @Desiderius

    •Troll

  108. @gent
    @Jack D

    The conversation isn't about your jewish neuroticism, jack.

    Replies: @Jack D

    I’m not the one who introduced extraneous references to Israel into this conversation.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Jack D

    Speaking of extraneous references to Israel, today I saw a short dumpy old guy wearing a yellow "I'm with Them" T-shirt and a green "Make Israel Palestine Again" hat.

    https://mockup-api.teespring.com/v3/image/BfDggemiHXPk8nE3fPNXJ8qqV6c/800/800.jpg

    The guy could have passed for Jewish.

    Replies: @Prof. Woland

  109. @Supply and Demand
    I initially thought this guy was a journalist — probably a BA holder — but now that I learned he is a department chair with a postdoc, I humbly submit to his expertise in the subject. As a fellow Ph.D holder (received it last week) — I can attest that he most likely studied the subject quite throughly to meet his thesis obligations.

    I seriously doubt any of the commentariat in this thread is as credentialed as Saucier is. You all should learn your place.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @Hangnail Hans, @Gary in Gramercy, @tyrone, @tyrone, @AceDeuce, @Reg Cæsar, @anon, @anon1azwertfc

    Violating the Rule of Unger, I assume this post was made in jest. However, in the event it was made in all academic solemnity, I am compelled to point out that many people — not only the unlettered, and not without justification — believe Ph.D. stands for “piled high, and deep.”

    • Troll: guest007
  110. That article linked to an even more staggeringly stupid article by an obese black maybe-woman who, despite no qualifications and little interest in bicycling, landed the top job at an LA bicycling advocacy group:
    https://www.bicycling.com/culture/a32783551/cycling-talk-fight-racism/
    Such groups usually concern themselves with such things as bike lanes and bike access to bridges, but this person decided that job 1 has to be combatting whiteness.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @International Jew

    Thanks IJ.


    As a gender nonconforming, queer, Black woman, I was working on LGBTQ issues and leading
     
    Of course you were...

    The shirt says "I can't breathe" so probably a bad idea for her to get on that bike.
    , @Hangnail Hans
    @International Jew

    Teh Fatness is now a prime qualification for Woke Jobz, along with Teh BLACKness.

  111. @Steve Sailer
    @theMann

    Bicycle cops are useful on densely packed bike paths like Venice Beach and the Chicago Lakefront. Cop cars with their lights on to clear the way can be a necessity on bike paths, but they are unpleasant.

    Back in the early 1980s, LAPD on Venice Beach rode giant tricycles, like Henry Louis Gates on Martha's Vineyard. My 1981 idea for a poster for a proto-Lethal Weapon buddy cop movie: "Black or white, they both ride trikes!"

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Joe Stalin

    Also very useful in many historic city centers that have now been pedestrianized, allowing swift movement from the local cop-ship to the scene of the crime with no risk of incurring a parking ticket. Not to mention on university campuses, parks and monuments, transportation hubs, docks, etc.

    Even the police guarding Boris Johnson at #10 Downing Street are on two wheels. Just think if the Capitol Police had bikes on January 6th, someone could have ridden over to the White House to ask for help.

    (You would think they could have placed a bike rack outside the PM’s residence.)


    In this article the Daily Mail described how London police had been issued a 93-page manual on how to ride a bike. The weighty instruction manual covers matters like how to turn, balance, stop and get off the bike safely. Not as easy as falling off a bike, apparently, which requires no training.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1227122/Police-93-page-guide-ride-bike.html

  112. @Jack D
    @Altai


    Israeli-like attitude of the only way for things to be made right is for everyone to submit completely to them
     
    It was so unsporting of the Israelis to respond to thousands of rockets being shot toward their civilian population. If they were fair minded, they would have responded only with equal force - everyone knows that rule of warfare, right? In fact, since the Israelis have Iron Dome and Hamas doesn't and Iron Dome shoots down 90% of Hamas rockets, they should have only shot back 10% as many shitty rockets. It would be hard for the Israelis to produce such shitty rockets without technical assistance from Iran but if they tried really hard they could get down to Arab levels of shittiness - maybe they could hire their blind and handicapped population to be welders and so on and use their mentally retarded as rocket designers. Of course, sending unguided missiles onto a civilian population would have been a war crime if the Israelis did it, but brown people have no agency (they can only be victims) so they can't commit war crimes.

    Replies: @gent, @JMcG, @AnotherDad

    Should the US have responded to the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty with equal force? Israel’s actions towards the Palestinians have been indefensible for decades now.

    • Agree: James Speaks
    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @JMcG

    Israel’s actions towards the Palestinians have been indefensible for decades now.

    They're perfectly defensible. Local bosses, the characters out of the UNRWA camps, and random Egyptians like Said and Arafat have five distinct opportunities to improve their situation over the last 50 years and they passed on two and sabotaged three. The situation as is is what they've preferred over feasible alternatives. If they wanted something better, they'd have crafted a set of political goals which were not premised on the notion that the Jews were prostrate at their feet.

    Replies: @Jack D

    , @Jack D
    @JMcG

    The Israelis say that the USS Liberty attack was a case of mistaken identity in the midst of a war - unfortunately in the fog of war, friendly fire incidents happen all too often. People are nervous and get itchy trigger fingers. There are breakdowns in communication - one hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing. The Israeli government apologized and paid compensation to the families of the victims and to the US government for the damages to the ship. Let me know when Hamas apologizes and pays compensation.

    I hear endless prattle about the USS Liberty - she's like the Emmett Till of the anti-Semites. Why don't you ever talk about the Point Welcome?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Point_Welcome_(WPB-82329)#Friendly_fire

    Whatever Israelis "indefensible" actions are, they don't excuse intentionally targeting civilian areas with unguided rockets - this is clearly a war crime. Let me know when the ICC put Haniyeh and Mashal on trial for war crimes.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @donut, @Dube

  113. @guest007
    @Desiderius

    The issue is that the virus does not float around by itself but is being carried on a aerosol droplet that is much bigger than the virus. Usually the droplet has many viruses in each aerosol droplet from an infected person. A surgical or procedure mask that many people are wearing provides a protection factor of greater than 3 as compared to not wearing a mask.

    The idea is that if everyone is wearing a good mask that there are fewer aerosol droplets in the air and that one is breathing in fewer of them.

    It is odd how many Covid-19 truthers have decided that 100 years of industrial hygiene is incorrect. But then again, the Covid-19 truthers have all decide that 125 years of public health is worthless.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Desiderius, @J.Ross

    This is one theory of what happened/is happening that aligns with yours. But however much I’m sympathetic with both sides outlined here, and I am, this isn’t what I saw happen. I was masking in January 2020 and continued to indoors outside the home due to uncertainty about ventilation. What I didn’t see is the p-levels necessary for mandates in any of the science given the scandalously ignored trade-offs involved. And I very much looked since I was biased in your direction.

    That’s what the guy Toad is responding to is talking about. But you can’t avoid the condescension catnip. And I get that. Virtue signaling is the lifeblood of civilization. The deconstruction of virtue on the part of the Unruling Class has left you grasping at straws.

    • Thanks: Catdog
    • Troll: guest007
  114. @Alfa158
    @YetAnotherAnon

    A few years again I was surprised to discover that the steel used in electrical transformers worldwide comes almost exclusively from a single Japanese steel manufacturer who has mastered the precise crystalline structure that ekes out the crucial last bit of magnetic efficiency. The electrical power systems for the data server farms that store and route data for the World Wide Web are dependent on this one manufacturer.
    Another area is electrolytic capacitors which are used in almost all electronic devices. If you want a reliable device you use Japanese caps.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Joe Stalin, @JMcG

    A few years again I was surprised to discover that the steel used in electrical transformers worldwide comes almost exclusively from a single Japanese steel manufacturer who has mastered the precise crystalline structure that ekes out the crucial last bit of magnetic efficiency.

    That used to be US technology from many decades back; spraying the melted material onto a spinning mandrel that fast cooled the material to form continuous strips that could be used used for tape-wound transformer cores. Useful if you are consuming large quantities of electrical power.

    One time the US manufacturer came to a place that made ferro-resonant transformers for home kitchen appliances. He left empty-handed when he was told they used cold-rolled steel laminations for the cores and there was no way in hell they were going to increase the price to the OEMs.

  115. @Alfa158
    @YetAnotherAnon

    A few years again I was surprised to discover that the steel used in electrical transformers worldwide comes almost exclusively from a single Japanese steel manufacturer who has mastered the precise crystalline structure that ekes out the crucial last bit of magnetic efficiency. The electrical power systems for the data server farms that store and route data for the World Wide Web are dependent on this one manufacturer.
    Another area is electrolytic capacitors which are used in almost all electronic devices. If you want a reliable device you use Japanese caps.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Joe Stalin, @JMcG

    My HVAC guy will only use US made capacitors. I have a couple of spares in my garage now. They are increasingly counterfeited by the Chinese though, like everything else in the world.

  116. ETHNOSTATE! PLEASE!

  117. So much of the nonsense these days reminds me of Monty Python stuff from years ago.

    Bicycles as (cop) weapons. Monty Python had Self Defense Against Fresh Fruit:

    WWT of course recapitulates Stanley Becoming Loretta:

    What have whites ever done for “us”? NOTHING GOOD! Well, except for about a trillion things…

    Plenty of scientific “authorities” are sounding as silly as Sir Bedemere, and as with Sir Bedemere, it’s all about deciding who is a witch:

    The N-word has become Jehovah:

    I’ve probably missed plenty of other examples.

    • Replies: @Calvin Hobbes
    @Calvin Hobbes

    What we refer to as “The Narrative” is the Dead Parrot sketch shopkeeper IRL.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9SMUzj-_4Q

  118. I think we need to recycle the rhetoric of the helpless BIPOCs at Juilliard Drama Division.

    Frankly, bicycles are “almost completely Eurocentric,” and I am “silenced, broken, and limited” by bike lanes. Bike paths force me to “sacrifice [my] physical and mental health every day” in this city.

    And that is to say nothing about “bike Nazis.” You know who I mean.

  119. @Charon
    https://i.ibb.co/2P8PNXj/Capture-2021-05-19-08-19-29-2.png

    Replies: @El Dato, @3g4me

    @4 Charon: tl;dr: Fugly craves some attention.

  120. @Steve Sailer
    @theMann

    Bicycle cops are useful on densely packed bike paths like Venice Beach and the Chicago Lakefront. Cop cars with their lights on to clear the way can be a necessity on bike paths, but they are unpleasant.

    Back in the early 1980s, LAPD on Venice Beach rode giant tricycles, like Henry Louis Gates on Martha's Vineyard. My 1981 idea for a poster for a proto-Lethal Weapon buddy cop movie: "Black or white, they both ride trikes!"

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Joe Stalin

    “Black or white, they both ride trikes!”

    Back in the old days, CPD actually had Harley-Davidson “trikes.”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Joe Stalin


    Back in the old days, CPD actually had Harley-Davidson “trikes.”
     
    Built less than 100 miles away. Imagine.


    https://stretchlimochicago.com/images/3-maps/Milwaukee-wi-chicago.png
  121. @Jack D
    @Desiderius

    The threshold for "enough" is much lower when what you are doing has effects on other people's health. If you want to smoke outdoors and eventually die an early and painful death, that's up to you. But if you want to smoke inside an airplane and impose your smoke on me, that's a different story. I don't want even a LITTLE bit of risk from your smoke. Masks are no different in that regard.

    Asians have understood for decades that you wear masks not to protect yourself but as a courtesy to your neighbors. Part of being nice to your neighbors is not spreading your germs on them and making them sick. If there is even a small chance that you might do so, wearing a little surgical mask to protect them is just courtesy - it's hard to think of something LESS neighborly than making your neighbors sick or killing them.

    Maybe the old America would have seen it that way too but when your neighbors are increasingly of a different race, color and religion than you and speak a different language and you get the feeling that they don't really give a damn about you, your mind doesn't think about reciprocating but instead you just think about yourself.

    In an ideal society, people would not need mandates - they would understand on their own that it's rude to litter or to smoke in a confined space or to spit on the sidewalk or to go unmasked in a pandemic. Maybe 90% of people understand this already instinctively and don't need laws to force them to do the right thing. But we don't live in an ideal society and so we have to have rules (sometimes over broad rules) because there is some minority that refuses to exercise common sense and courtesy and only thinks about themselves.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @Desiderius, @3g4me

    @52 Jack D: ” . . . because there is some minority that refuses to exercise common sense and courtesy and only thinks about themselves.”

    Jack, why bless your tiny little heart, if you only had just a smidgen of self awareness . . .

  122. @Calvin Hobbes
    So much of the nonsense these days reminds me of Monty Python stuff from years ago.

    Bicycles as (cop) weapons. Monty Python had Self Defense Against Fresh Fruit:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4PZXuk3TsM

    WWT of course recapitulates Stanley Becoming Loretta:

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

    What have whites ever done for “us”? NOTHING GOOD! Well, except for about a trillion things...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djZkTnJnLR0

    Plenty of scientific “authorities” are sounding as silly as Sir Bedemere, and as with Sir Bedemere, it’s all about deciding who is a witch:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g

    The N-word has become Jehovah:

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

    I’ve probably missed plenty of other examples.

    Replies: @Calvin Hobbes

    What we refer to as “The Narrative” is the Dead Parrot sketch shopkeeper IRL.

  123. @Dian 'the AA Mathemagcian' Abbot
    @AndrewR

    'The problem is that the hatred is mostly not reciprocated. Conservative normies think that simply pointing out the hypocrisies or logical fallacies of the Woke is enough. And most of the few people who do get appropriately angry about it do not really understand the roots of the problem or how to fix it.'

    Bears repeating. Establishment Conservatism is now as useful as a chocolate teapot. Look at their hysteria wrt MAGA. Please like us, msm. We'll go along with any crackpot sjw policy so long as you reduce the corporate tax rate from 32% to 31.5%

    The White masses are idiots, & the rats know it.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    MAGA is cucked af too. I’m rapidly reaching the opinion that whites do deserve what’s happening us. But unlike leftists who want us gone due to our alleged intrinsic evil, I think the problem is (obviously) our intrinsic softness and individualism relative to other groups. Jews and blacks are unafraid to be openly genocidal. Why aren’t we?

  124. There is a website that generates Daily Mail headlines. It should be easy to make an equivalent for NYT/Vox/Buzzfeed (if it still exists).

    http://www.qwghlm.co.uk/toys/dailymail/

  125. bald man telling us about roots

  126. @guest007
    @Desiderius

    The issue is that the virus does not float around by itself but is being carried on a aerosol droplet that is much bigger than the virus. Usually the droplet has many viruses in each aerosol droplet from an infected person. A surgical or procedure mask that many people are wearing provides a protection factor of greater than 3 as compared to not wearing a mask.

    The idea is that if everyone is wearing a good mask that there are fewer aerosol droplets in the air and that one is breathing in fewer of them.

    It is odd how many Covid-19 truthers have decided that 100 years of industrial hygiene is incorrect. But then again, the Covid-19 truthers have all decide that 125 years of public health is worthless.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Desiderius, @J.Ross

    It is odd that you think MIT is the Stanford Institute.

  127. @AndrewR
    @Moses

    The problem is that the hatred is mostly not reciprocated. Conservative normies think that simply pointing out the hypocrisies or logical fallacies of the Woke is enough. And most of the few people who do get appropriately angry about it do not really understand the roots of the problem or how to fix it. I don't fully understand it all myself but I know that there is no way a pacifistic strategy will prevail. These people will only respect naked force. Having a Ghandi figure, in conjunction with other measures, might help a bit but it's hardly necessary.

    Replies: @Dian 'the AA Mathemagcian' Abbot, @AnotherDad, @James J O'Meara, @anon1azwertfc

    The problem is that the hatred is mostly not reciprocated. Conservative normies think that simply pointing out the hypocrisies or logical fallacies of the Woke is enough. And most of the few people who do get appropriately angry about it do not really understand the roots of the problem or how to fix it. I don’t fully understand it all myself but I know that there is no way a pacifistic strategy will prevail. These people will only respect naked force. Having a Ghandi figure, in conjunction with other measures, might help a bit but it’s hardly necessary.

    Gandhi could be Gandhi because he was dealing with Anglos–even if they were nasty imperialist Anglos. They just kept pitching him in prison for something or another with one hand while negotiating with the other hand. The Japanese would have just sliced and diced him if he wasn’t on board with their “Co-Prosperity”.

    America’s generic white people are not dealing with some WASPy American ruling class with traditional American instincts and mores. We’re dealing with much more tribal people who now–most unfortunately–have the whip hand. Even basic American rule-of-law is now in the blender.

    No. White people are going to have insist–and be willing to fight–if we are to survive.

    • Agree: photondancer
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @AnotherDad

    Indeed that is my point. Gandhi's strategy worked for his context. He exploited the Anglo softness that is certainly an admirable trait in a hegemon, but is suicidal in a group that is not hegemonic. And in our case, we aren't even mostly-hegemonic, no matter how malicious the allegations of our enemies get. It might be true that whites (even excluding Jews) are the majority of CEOs, etc. But a group obviously cannot be hegemonic if the majority of its people (and elites) are willing to sell their own people out to people who want them dead.

    , @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms
    @AnotherDad


    Gandhi could be Gandhi because he was dealing with Anglos–even if they were nasty imperialist Anglos. They just kept pitching him in prison for something or another with one hand while negotiating with the other hand. The Japanese would have just sliced and diced him if he wasn’t on board with their “Co-Prosperity”.

     

    There is a little bit more to this,

    China made various efforts, particularly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour and the fall of Hong Kong and Singapore, in order to defuse the tension that had grown between Indian nationalists and the British administration in India.

    Chiang Kai-shek (Jiang Jieshi) thought that if India were to succumb to Japanese pressures the Allies' strategic situation in Asia might become extremely difficult.

    For this reasons, Chiang and other Chinese nationalist personalities (for example, Dai Jitao) intensified in those years their contacts with India. They made visits to India and met with leaders like Gandhi and Nehru in order to convince them to give firm support to the Allied cause.
     
    bold mine
    https://portal.research.lu.se/ws/files/4571404/3128707.pdf

    Chiang argued that while Gandhi's non-violent resistance was not necessarily invalid for the Indian people, it was an unrealistic worldview on a global context

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India%E2%80%93Taiwan_relations

    CCP doesn’t trash Chiang these days, but this story hardly gets told in Sinosphere. Rana Mitter’s Forgotten Ally covers it well.

    But yeah, the point is that Indian Independence was not achieved by being peaceniks. Demonstrating force against IJA and Bose's Azad Hind having I would say the decisive role.
  128. @Jack D
    @Hangnail Hans

    The Opium Wars were a (partial) response to the Chinese rebuff. Opium was one Western import that was in demand from the Chinese public but the Chinese government kept interfering with the drug trade until the British government forced them not to. (The other response was to steal the Chinese tea production trade secrets and begin growing tea in India. The British never did figure out how to produce Chinese type porcelain but they came close by adding ground up cow bones to the clay and printing on decals of Chinese looking scenery ("Blue Willow")).

    Now that the Chinese have nukes, I don't think that the West is going to be able to solve the current balance of payments problem with another Opium War.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

    The Opium Wars were a (partial) response to the Chinese rebuff. Opium was one Western import that was in demand from the Chinese public but the Chinese government kept interfering with the drug trade until the British government forced them not to.

    Opium wasn’t novel to the Chinese experience, having being introduced to the empire 1000 years prior.

    https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/short-reads/article/3079019/imperial-china-opium-was-not-only-drug-choice

    Prior to opium’s introduction around the time of Muhammad, the Chinese narcotic of choice was considerably more noxious:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold-Food_Powder

    The real Chinese objection to opium was that it was imported, and having a deleterious influence on the Chinese economy, due to the huge trade imbalances that resulted. They figured out pretty quickly how to cultivate the superior Indian variant in China, and those imbalances went away. Amusingly enough, while it was still a rebel force, the Chinese Communist Party got a good chunk of its operating revenues from the opium trade.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_opium_in_China#Republican_China

    The Wikipedia article stints on that aspect, but dead tree sources indicate that opium was integral to the revenues of all parties to the various wars fought in China.

    • Replies: @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms
    @Johann Ricke

    There is something to this as contemporaneous Euro/American whites didn’t have a problem with opium addiction (but rather with booze).
    This is similar to Japanese—


    Opium smoking in Japan was a rare occurrence and the punishment of the practice strict.

     


    Itō Hirobumi also expressed the contemporary Japanese view that that widespread opium usage was factor in Qing China's decline

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_opium_policy_in_Taiwan_(1895%E2%80%931945)#Japanese_views_on_opium

    The government was in the process of making the opium trade a monopoly for their individual gain, whilst simultaneously developing policies which permitted users to continue smoking and prohibited people from starting to smoke

     


    In 1896, 1 year after the Japanese began establishing a monopoly, opium revenue made up 60% of Taiwan's total yearly revenue, which continued to grow throughout the 1900s.
     

     
  129. One Serbian professor composed a little table where you could generate your own (local equivalent) of woke kvetching.

    It triggered some major butthurt, revealing that despite not being as overt as in the west, the woke subhumans are indeed deeply rooted in society.

    • Replies: @photondancer
    @Svevlad

    Do Serbian wokes substitute muslims for blacks?

  130. @Jack D
    @Alfa158


    If you want a reliable device you use Japanese caps.
     
    The Chinese can and will counterfeit anything, big or small, from spark plugs to jet engine parts. (If there is a really good deal on NHK spark plugs on ebay, they are probably Chinese fakes.) Recently I bought a tire pressure sensor on ebay (knowing that it was fake but functional) and it looked identical to a real one but instead of being labeled "CHRYSLER" it was labeled "CHYBSLER" - hilarious. So don't buy your "Japanese caps" from the lowest priced Amazon seller with a million fake positive reviews, get them from a reputable electronics distributor (and even then fakes leak into the channel). Some of the Chinese fakes are so bad that they don't even fill the caps with electrolyte so they don't function as caps at all. But the good news is that they can't leak! They also make circuit breakers without the breaker part - very safe!

    Replies: @J.Ross

    And quality control is still all over the place: one works fine, the next can’t figure out how “on” works.

    [MORE]

    I bought and advocated for a Chinese product, an illustration of Oriental creativity since had there been an American-branded one I’d have preferred that. They were cordless headphones relying not on bluetooth or wifi but on a little removable memory chip. It worked perfectly (except no AM radio, and song selection was wierdly clumsy, just searching one at a time — it would be worth the added space to have one or two more buttons), until its efficiency and practicality angered the hundred year old plumbing directly over its compact cordless body. I immediately bought a replacement because this was a good product and there’s no American one. This one should be identical to the swimmer but its controls are appallingly badly configured. Randomly, the nice Young Pioneer’s voice lets you know that the battery is low or that the headphones are powering off. Once you learn to ignore this you can enjoy hours of music.

  131. @Charon
    @PiltdownMan

    As he seems to be saying, it also helps you get laid with the ladeez...

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

    That picture should be captioned “Well, LLLLLLLLLLLLLadies?”

  132. @bjdubbs
    At first I read it as "Cycling for Bi's" but then realized that bicycling is just a normal english word.

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

    I noticed years ago that people who everywhere else are called “cyclists” in NYC called themselves “bikers” as if they rode Harleys.

  133. @AndrewR
    @Moses

    The problem is that the hatred is mostly not reciprocated. Conservative normies think that simply pointing out the hypocrisies or logical fallacies of the Woke is enough. And most of the few people who do get appropriately angry about it do not really understand the roots of the problem or how to fix it. I don't fully understand it all myself but I know that there is no way a pacifistic strategy will prevail. These people will only respect naked force. Having a Ghandi figure, in conjunction with other measures, might help a bit but it's hardly necessary.

    Replies: @Dian 'the AA Mathemagcian' Abbot, @AnotherDad, @James J O'Meara, @anon1azwertfc

    “These people will only respect naked force. Having a Ghandi figure, in conjunction with other measures, might help a bit but it’s hardly necessary.”

    As I’m sure every Unz-man knows, Gandhi’s strategy only worked “a bit” at all because of the well-known Anglo Saxon desire to be thought morally good (What pushed the Brits into leaving was post-war dissolution of the Empire). Against a Stalin or Mao, he and his merry band would have simply been exterminated. Our enemies take their cues from those guys.

    BTW didn’t we have a whole thread on spelling Gandhi? Why can’t spellcheck take care of that?

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Milo Minderbinder
    @James J O'Meara

    Harry Turtledove wrote an alt-history story about Ghandi dealing with Nazis who conquered India. Spoilers: Non-violence didn't work.

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

  134. @Whitey Whiteman III
    @black sea

    He may be north african, making this separate but equally silly.

    Replies: @S. Anonyia

    Checked his bio and information is suspiciously sparse. He doesn’t list his undergraduate institution. I’m thinking he’s part Lebanese Catholic, part regular white American, possibly from the Gulf Coast. Alternatively he could be a combination of Quebecois and North African, from either New England or Canada. Saucier is a pretty unusual last name found solely among French Canadians and whites on the Gulf Coast, I haven’t seen it elsewhere, Wikipedia corroborates that. What does the “p” stand for before Khalil? Likely something fairly ordinary like Peter or Paul.

    He’s probably capitalizing on the vaguely exotic combination of MENA ancestry and his Acadian surname. Maybe he’s trying to pass as a Creole.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @S. Anonyia

    It is Paul, and there's a bunch of race-obsessed books, papers and presentations that pop up with a cursory search. He has been busy. I was trying to find his age and could not get that, however.

  135. @AnotherDad
    @AndrewR


    The problem is that the hatred is mostly not reciprocated. Conservative normies think that simply pointing out the hypocrisies or logical fallacies of the Woke is enough. And most of the few people who do get appropriately angry about it do not really understand the roots of the problem or how to fix it. I don’t fully understand it all myself but I know that there is no way a pacifistic strategy will prevail. These people will only respect naked force. Having a Ghandi figure, in conjunction with other measures, might help a bit but it’s hardly necessary.
     
    Gandhi could be Gandhi because he was dealing with Anglos--even if they were nasty imperialist Anglos. They just kept pitching him in prison for something or another with one hand while negotiating with the other hand. The Japanese would have just sliced and diced him if he wasn't on board with their "Co-Prosperity".

    America's generic white people are not dealing with some WASPy American ruling class with traditional American instincts and mores. We're dealing with much more tribal people who now--most unfortunately--have the whip hand. Even basic American rule-of-law is now in the blender.

    No. White people are going to have insist--and be willing to fight--if we are to survive.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    Indeed that is my point. Gandhi’s strategy worked for his context. He exploited the Anglo softness that is certainly an admirable trait in a hegemon, but is suicidal in a group that is not hegemonic. And in our case, we aren’t even mostly-hegemonic, no matter how malicious the allegations of our enemies get. It might be true that whites (even excluding Jews) are the majority of CEOs, etc. But a group obviously cannot be hegemonic if the majority of its people (and elites) are willing to sell their own people out to people who want them dead.

  136. @Jack D
    @Altai


    Israeli-like attitude of the only way for things to be made right is for everyone to submit completely to them
     
    It was so unsporting of the Israelis to respond to thousands of rockets being shot toward their civilian population. If they were fair minded, they would have responded only with equal force - everyone knows that rule of warfare, right? In fact, since the Israelis have Iron Dome and Hamas doesn't and Iron Dome shoots down 90% of Hamas rockets, they should have only shot back 10% as many shitty rockets. It would be hard for the Israelis to produce such shitty rockets without technical assistance from Iran but if they tried really hard they could get down to Arab levels of shittiness - maybe they could hire their blind and handicapped population to be welders and so on and use their mentally retarded as rocket designers. Of course, sending unguided missiles onto a civilian population would have been a war crime if the Israelis did it, but brown people have no agency (they can only be victims) so they can't commit war crimes.

    Replies: @gent, @JMcG, @AnotherDad

    Jack, i know, i know.

    Israel is a serious place. They insist on hard borders and enforcing them with military force if challenged. They have a strong clear sense of their majority people and culture. And they don’t take shit from a whiny truculent minority.

    Thank goodness American Jews patriotically work for and support those principles here in the USA.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    TBH, you are holding up a straw man version of Israel. They have built a serious border fence system now but for years, thousands of Africans were sneaking in across their border with Egypt every year. And Israel is a very multicultural society, even among Jews - you have the ultra-Orthodox and the ultra -Leftists, you have Ashkenazi Jews and you have Ethiopian "Jews". And if you notice, the Hamas rockets didn't just kill Jews - one of the victims was a Indian caregiver for an old lady (usually these are Filipino), there were a couple of Thai farm workers, there was a Arab Israeli. (BTW, if the Palestinians hadn't been idiots sending suicide bombers, the Israelis would have been glad to employ them in good paying jobs much better than goat herding instead of Thais and Chinese and Indians and Filipinos. In fact many of the "Palestinians" are descended from Arabs who moved into that part of the Ottoman Empire when the Zionists started moving back and developing the area.) In short it's nothing like what you imagine.

    Replies: @BenKenobi, @John Johnson

  137. @Simon Tugmutton

    Fuji announced it was suspending the sale of their [sic] bikes to police departments
     
    Get woke, go broke.

    Also: I am seriously worried now. As a Person Without Colour, should I be riding a bicycle at all, especially one that is painted black?

    Replies: @bomag, @Jack D, @jamie b.

    Exactly. If Saucier wants to directly fight whiteness in sports, he himself should simply not indulge in biking.

  138. @International Jew
    How about, we change the rules for the Tour de France: every morning, the competitors have to ride that day's étape/stage on a bike they steal in the town they're in that day.

    Replies: @Morton's toes, @Ganderson

    • Replies: @TTT55
    @Morton's toes

    It's funny that the one and only African to win the Tour is white. Chris Froome was born in Kenya.

    (Yeah, I know and agree that he's not African...)

  139. @Known Fact
    @PiltdownMan

    Bet his parents were big Khalil Gibran fans -- he was hot around the same time as Cat Stevens

    Replies: @Forbes, @Reg Cæsar

    Born Steven Demetre Georgiou, to Greek Cypriot (Orthodox Christian) father and Swedish (Baptist) mother, adopted the name Yusuf Islam after converting to Islam in 1977.

  140. Paul Khalil Saucier, setting aside the lunatic content of his views, is a smart and productive scholar. I can’t tell for certain, but it looks like he is another grateful immigrant from Cape Verde, a Portugese-Black mestizo island minirepublic west of the African continent, accounting for his appearance and his work on the vital topic of shade. I speculate that he descends from families in the communist movement for independence of Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau – a Leninist prince like Ilhan Omar. His twitter feed contains many fond references to bolshevism and the many failed third-world Marxist-Leninist liberation movements.

    He is in the woke vanguard as well, for him the idea of antiracism functions to obscure the real problem: systemic antiblackness.

    Thought experiment: would you rather be born a black in the US in 1964, or a Russian in 1900?

  141. @PiltdownMan
    I think most of these articles are being cranked out by academics in a hurry as insurance against the mob that might visit their doorstep without warning. P. Khalil Saucier is an associate professor of Africana studies at Bucknell University.

    https://i.imgur.com/eo1iH4Q.jpg?1

    Replies: @Charon, @black sea, @notsaying, @Alfa158, @Known Fact, @Paleo Liberal, @Forbes, @415 reasons, @anonymous

    Younger version of former NBA player Rick Fox…

  142. @Desiderius
    @guest007

    (a) Go fuck yourself. If you were trying you couldn’t be a worse ruling class. Seriously. Insulting your most capable and conscientious citizens and making truth a dirty word.

    Underpants gnomes in awe.

    (b) If you’ve got the facts pound the facts. Why are you pounding the table? Shitty rulers and shitty lawyers.

    Replies: @guest007, @anon

    Once again, someone who resorts to insults immediately but cannot answer the simple question is how could fewer people have died if the U.S. decided to ignore Covid-19 like a country like Brazil.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @guest007

    You insulted me. That was the response you get from someone you have yet to beat into submission. Perhaps you are unfamiliar with the type. No one is arguing for ignoring COVID, least of all those of us who were months ahead of the game compared to your beloved experts.

    Again, familiarize yourself with the original context and return if you have something useful to add. We're all familiar with the aerosol but also large droplet theory. Where is the supporting evidence?

  143. @PiltdownMan
    I think most of these articles are being cranked out by academics in a hurry as insurance against the mob that might visit their doorstep without warning. P. Khalil Saucier is an associate professor of Africana studies at Bucknell University.

    https://i.imgur.com/eo1iH4Q.jpg?1

    Replies: @Charon, @black sea, @notsaying, @Alfa158, @Known Fact, @Paleo Liberal, @Forbes, @415 reasons, @anonymous

    Can’t find his first name anywhere. Who wants to bet it’s Peter or Paul lol

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
    @415 reasons

    It is indeed Paul.

    Ancestry.com
    has him born in April 1976. It wouldn't surprise me if the K stood for something quite other than "Khalil" when he was baptised.
    But most curiously of all he appears to have used the name "Paul K. Hawcroft" at some point.
    He can be found on Youtube where he sounds unexceptionally American.
    These random facts are the last from me on a subject of hardly creditable unimportance.

  144. @Jack D
    @gent

    I'm not the one who introduced extraneous references to Israel into this conversation.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    Speaking of extraneous references to Israel, today I saw a short dumpy old guy wearing a yellow “I’m with Them” T-shirt and a green “Make Israel Palestine Again” hat.

    The guy could have passed for Jewish.

    • Replies: @Prof. Woland
    @Stan Adams

    The same thing that happened to the elite Jews and Liberal whites in the Labour Party in Britain is now happening to the Democratic party in the US. They are being turfed out by the army of brown and black proxy warriors they imported to attack the majority population. If the Republicans were smart (if my aunt had balls) they would try to destabilize the Democrats and encourage as much in fighting as possible. Unfortunately, they will just allow them to crawl into the Republican party which just had their purges under Trump so they can continue being the stupid party.

  145. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Jack D

    "When was the last time you bought something that actually said “Made in Japan” other than a car?"

    If Eamonn Fingleton is correct, the Japanese have pretty much cornered the world market in "producer goods", the things you need to make other goods. Step cutters/lenses for making chips, carbon fibre for plane wings/bodies, computer controlled machine tools, industrial robots, ultra-pure silicon for making chips, miniaturised electric motors, hi-tech batteries. This is from 2012, doubtless things have changed.


    In fact electronics manufacturing is a fast expanding universe and, while some Japanese corporations such as Sony are in trouble (by the way, how is Zenith doing?), the overall Japanese electronics industry has found ever more challenging new worlds to conquer. It is busy making a host of leading-edge producers’ goods that though invisible to the consumer are driving the electronics revolution. Examples include tantalum capacitors, charge coupled devices, laser diodes, ceramic packaging, and LCD drivers. Such components are essential in countless applications from cellphones and car navigation devices to optical fiber communications networks and avionic systems.

    A typical area of Japanese leadership that is completely overlooked by the declinists is the battery industry. It happens to be one of the fastest growing sectors of the global electronics industry. Batteries may seem like an old technology, but the sort of batteries that used in cellphones and laptops, not to mention hybrid cars, are a world away from traditional alkaline or acid batteries. Today’s nickel-metal hydride batteries, for instance, require super-advanced manufacturing techniques. As Fareed Zakaria has pointed out, eight of the world’s top ten battery manufacturers are based in Japan (and only one, Johnson Controls, is based in the United States).

    Then there are such fundamental areas of Japanese leadership as electronic materials. Not the least such material is semiconductor-grade silicon. Two Japanese companies, ShinEtsu and Sumco, enjoy a world duopoly. Monsanto of the United States and Wacker of Germany once successfully contested this geopolitically crucial market but they long ago dropped out: their problem was that every new generation of chip requires ever purer silicon and they just could not keep up with not-an-atom-out-of-place Japanese quality. The Japanese also are the dominant – and in many cases only – suppliers of a host of precision machinery vital in making electronics components and materials. They enjoy a monopoly in, for instance, LCD steppers, which are the key machines needed in the production of liquid crystal displays.

    In the end the way to decide this is to look at overall economic aggregates. This is something Katz seems not to have considered. I have never seen him mention, for instance, Japan’s remarkable trade performance of the last two decades — the so-called lost decades of the popular imagination. It ranks as the most impressive of any advanced nation. Japan’s current account surplus – the widest and most meaningful measure of its trade – zoomed more than three-fold between 1989 (the last year of the 1980s boom) and 2010 (the year before the earthquake). In the same period, America’s current account deficit ballooned more than five-fold. Japan’s performance also contrasts markedly with that of such formerly strong trading nations as the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, which are now going ever more deeply into debt.

    Perhaps more telling is the fact that Japan increased its exports to China more than fourteen-fold in the period. The result was that as of 2010 these totaled $167 billion. By contrast, the United States with considerably more than twice Japan’s population managed to export only $97 billion to China that year.
     

    Replies: @Jack D, @Alfa158, @AnotherDad

    Good comment YAA.

    The death of Japan continues to be this tired meme from the globoblob. Yet Japan continues to excel at the highest end. The death of Japan will only come if it relents to the immigrationists instead of waiting for natural healthy population recovery/stabilization.

    In contrast:

    Perhaps more telling is the fact that Japan increased its exports to China more than fourteen-fold in the period. The result was that as of 2010 these totaled $167 billion. By contrast, the United States with considerably more than twice Japan’s population managed to export only $97 billion to China that year.

    In America the minoritarian middle men took over and we have a middle man economy. Wall Street is fine investing huge trade deficits for foreigners.

    And hey so what if our nation isn’t so competent anymore … there’s still money sloshing around, we still live well.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @AnotherDad

    In America the minoritarian middle men took over and we have a middle man economy.

    In your imagination only. Wholesale trade accounts for 5,9% of value-added in this economy. The activity of the capital markets accounts for 1.5%. Legal services account for 1.3%.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    , @J.Ross
    @AnotherDad

    The worst things about Japan are earthquakes, criminal immigrants, and urban crowding. A less crowded Japan (with sufficient automation to maintain standards) would be a paradise with earthquakes and criminal immigrants.

  146. @Old and Grumpy
    I hate bicyclers. Arrogant rich arseholes everyone of them. Since the Amish decided to be mask free almost from the get, the cyclists showed up in droves to stick their butts up while breathing our fresh air maskless. All the while in their native habitat, they likely were mask Nazis. So I don't care if the Indians steal biking. They'll make it a corrupt and incompetent mess like they do everything. I do care we bring them here. This so called Indian variant could have been an excuse for a remote chance of saying no to Indian visas. Sadly the post office cheated us out of that slight possibility.

    Off topic: every local post office change their postmaster here in Lancaster County, PA in the spring of 2019. Most are black now. My local one has a really rich AWFL. Always remember the GOP did this.

    Replies: @Simon Tugmutton

    I’m a cyclist and a very inoffensive one at that, always making way for cars in the narrow lanes round here, obeying traffic laws, etc., ad nauseam. Although I confess I do sometimes ride fixed gear, kindly do not lump me in with psychopathic bike-messengers and the other two-wheeled nutters who make street-life unpleasant in the cities.

    Thanks.

  147. “I’m not white” Khalil

  148. @guest007
    @Desiderius

    Once again, someone who resorts to insults immediately but cannot answer the simple question is how could fewer people have died if the U.S. decided to ignore Covid-19 like a country like Brazil.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    You insulted me. That was the response you get from someone you have yet to beat into submission. Perhaps you are unfamiliar with the type. No one is arguing for ignoring COVID, least of all those of us who were months ahead of the game compared to your beloved experts.

    Again, familiarize yourself with the original context and return if you have something useful to add. We’re all familiar with the aerosol but also large droplet theory. Where is the supporting evidence?

  149. @AnotherDad
    @Jack D

    Jack, i know, i know.

    Israel is a serious place. They insist on hard borders and enforcing them with military force if challenged. They have a strong clear sense of their majority people and culture. And they don't take shit from a whiny truculent minority.

    Thank goodness American Jews patriotically work for and support those principles here in the USA.

    Replies: @Jack D

    TBH, you are holding up a straw man version of Israel. They have built a serious border fence system now but for years, thousands of Africans were sneaking in across their border with Egypt every year. And Israel is a very multicultural society, even among Jews – you have the ultra-Orthodox and the ultra -Leftists, you have Ashkenazi Jews and you have Ethiopian “Jews”. And if you notice, the Hamas rockets didn’t just kill Jews – one of the victims was a Indian caregiver for an old lady (usually these are Filipino), there were a couple of Thai farm workers, there was a Arab Israeli. (BTW, if the Palestinians hadn’t been idiots sending suicide bombers, the Israelis would have been glad to employ them in good paying jobs much better than goat herding instead of Thais and Chinese and Indians and Filipinos. In fact many of the “Palestinians” are descended from Arabs who moved into that part of the Ottoman Empire when the Zionists started moving back and developing the area.) In short it’s nothing like what you imagine.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    @Jack D

    • Pilpul: JackD

    , @John Johnson
    @Jack D

    TBH, you are holding up a straw man version of Israel. They have built a serious border fence system now but for years, thousands of Africans were sneaking in across their border with Egypt every year. And Israel is a very multicultural society

    Ah yes, the great multicultural society that requires a racial DNA test to get citizenship.

    Or secretly sterilizing Ethiopian Jews
    https://washingtondailyreport.com/years-denying-israel-finally/

    That's not a conspiracy theory, the government has already admitted to doing it.

  150. @JMcG
    @Jack D

    Should the US have responded to the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty with equal force? Israel’s actions towards the Palestinians have been indefensible for decades now.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Jack D

    Israel’s actions towards the Palestinians have been indefensible for decades now.

    They’re perfectly defensible. Local bosses, the characters out of the UNRWA camps, and random Egyptians like Said and Arafat have five distinct opportunities to improve their situation over the last 50 years and they passed on two and sabotaged three. The situation as is is what they’ve preferred over feasible alternatives. If they wanted something better, they’d have crafted a set of political goals which were not premised on the notion that the Jews were prostrate at their feet.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Art Deco

    Palestinian leaders never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

    Realistically, they value their necks too much and remember what happened to Sadat. A fantasy Palestine "from the river to the sea" is much better than any real world deal any Palestinian leader could hope to get, but once you've made a deal, that's it - game over, you're never getting any more. So it's better NOT to make a deal and keep hope alive that someday you will be able to obtain the whole enchilada. Anyone who does make a deal is a traitor who has given away the Arab's birthright for a mess of pottage (again), to the Arab way of thinking. To an Arab, two birds in the bush are worth MORE than a bird in the hand. In their imagination, they are already savoring the delicious taste of that double bird feast even as the birds flies further and further out of reach every minute.

  151. @International Jew
    That article linked to an even more staggeringly stupid article by an obese black maybe-woman who, despite no qualifications and little interest in bicycling, landed the top job at an LA bicycling advocacy group:
    https://www.bicycling.com/culture/a32783551/cycling-talk-fight-racism/
    Such groups usually concern themselves with such things as bike lanes and bike access to bridges, but this person decided that job 1 has to be combatting whiteness.

    Replies: @William Badwhite, @Hangnail Hans

    Thanks IJ.

    As a gender nonconforming, queer, Black woman, I was working on LGBTQ issues and leading

    Of course you were…

    The shirt says “I can’t breathe” so probably a bad idea for her to get on that bike.

  152. @AnotherDad
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Good comment YAA.

    The death of Japan continues to be this tired meme from the globoblob. Yet Japan continues to excel at the highest end. The death of Japan will only come if it relents to the immigrationists instead of waiting for natural healthy population recovery/stabilization.

    In contrast:


    Perhaps more telling is the fact that Japan increased its exports to China more than fourteen-fold in the period. The result was that as of 2010 these totaled $167 billion. By contrast, the United States with considerably more than twice Japan’s population managed to export only $97 billion to China that year.
     
    In America the minoritarian middle men took over and we have a middle man economy. Wall Street is fine investing huge trade deficits for foreigners.

    And hey so what if our nation isn't so competent anymore ... there's still money sloshing around, we still live well.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @J.Ross

    In America the minoritarian middle men took over and we have a middle man economy.

    In your imagination only. Wholesale trade accounts for 5,9% of value-added in this economy. The activity of the capital markets accounts for 1.5%. Legal services account for 1.3%.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Art Deco



    In America the minoritarian middle men took over and we have a middle man economy. Wall Street is fine investing huge trade deficits for foreigners.

    And hey so what if our nation isn’t so competent anymore … there’s still money sloshing around, we still live well.
     
    In your imagination only. Wholesale trade accounts for 5,9% of value-added in this economy. The activity of the capital markets accounts for 1.5%. Legal services account for 1.3%.
     
    Yeah, yeah, yeah. Most is people paying other people. People pay their mortgage or rent. They buy food--most all from other Americans. They--or their company--pays a huge hunk for medical insurance. (Pay all the docs, nurses, technicians, orderlies, cleaners and billers and bureaucrats.) Maybe they make a car payment. Or student loan payment. They pay their power bill, gas (or other heating) bill. They go out and pay for other people to serve them food. Or get on an airplane and fly somewhere. Some buy drugs. Or--a few--go to the gym. (Seems like more these days end up in the tattoo parlor.) And--arching over all--they pay taxes and fund a huge government sector.

    Nonetheless ... manufacturing is down to < 15% of the economy--lower than in other technologically 1st rank nations. Our trade deficit--even with the vast improvement on the oil front from the enhanced recovery technology the engineers gave us--is now over 3% of GDP. Wall Street is fine with that ... they recycle a fair piece of it and only care about how much money goes by to skim. The people who matter are getting theirs.

    But it doesn't take a whole lot of 3%s ... year, after year, before you've sold off a good chunk of your national capital to foreigners... and you are paying rent to the owners even for what you produce.
  153. • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Thanks.

  154. @AnotherDad
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Good comment YAA.

    The death of Japan continues to be this tired meme from the globoblob. Yet Japan continues to excel at the highest end. The death of Japan will only come if it relents to the immigrationists instead of waiting for natural healthy population recovery/stabilization.

    In contrast:


    Perhaps more telling is the fact that Japan increased its exports to China more than fourteen-fold in the period. The result was that as of 2010 these totaled $167 billion. By contrast, the United States with considerably more than twice Japan’s population managed to export only $97 billion to China that year.
     
    In America the minoritarian middle men took over and we have a middle man economy. Wall Street is fine investing huge trade deficits for foreigners.

    And hey so what if our nation isn't so competent anymore ... there's still money sloshing around, we still live well.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @J.Ross

    The worst things about Japan are earthquakes, criminal immigrants, and urban crowding. A less crowded Japan (with sufficient automation to maintain standards) would be a paradise with earthquakes and criminal immigrants.

  155. @AnotherDad
    @AndrewR


    The problem is that the hatred is mostly not reciprocated. Conservative normies think that simply pointing out the hypocrisies or logical fallacies of the Woke is enough. And most of the few people who do get appropriately angry about it do not really understand the roots of the problem or how to fix it. I don’t fully understand it all myself but I know that there is no way a pacifistic strategy will prevail. These people will only respect naked force. Having a Ghandi figure, in conjunction with other measures, might help a bit but it’s hardly necessary.
     
    Gandhi could be Gandhi because he was dealing with Anglos--even if they were nasty imperialist Anglos. They just kept pitching him in prison for something or another with one hand while negotiating with the other hand. The Japanese would have just sliced and diced him if he wasn't on board with their "Co-Prosperity".

    America's generic white people are not dealing with some WASPy American ruling class with traditional American instincts and mores. We're dealing with much more tribal people who now--most unfortunately--have the whip hand. Even basic American rule-of-law is now in the blender.

    No. White people are going to have insist--and be willing to fight--if we are to survive.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    Gandhi could be Gandhi because he was dealing with Anglos–even if they were nasty imperialist Anglos. They just kept pitching him in prison for something or another with one hand while negotiating with the other hand. The Japanese would have just sliced and diced him if he wasn’t on board with their “Co-Prosperity”.

    There is a little bit more to this,

    China made various efforts, particularly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour and the fall of Hong Kong and Singapore, in order to defuse the tension that had grown between Indian nationalists and the British administration in India.

    Chiang Kai-shek (Jiang Jieshi) thought that if India were to succumb to Japanese pressures the Allies’ strategic situation in Asia might become extremely difficult.

    For this reasons, Chiang and other Chinese nationalist personalities (for example, Dai Jitao) intensified in those years their contacts with India. They made visits to India and met with leaders like Gandhi and Nehru in order to convince them to give firm support to the Allied cause.

    bold mine
    https://portal.research.lu.se/ws/files/4571404/3128707.pdf

    Chiang argued that while Gandhi’s non-violent resistance was not necessarily invalid for the Indian people, it was an unrealistic worldview on a global context

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India%E2%80%93Taiwan_relations

    CCP doesn’t trash Chiang these days, but this story hardly gets told in Sinosphere. Rana Mitter’s Forgotten Ally covers it well.

    But yeah, the point is that Indian Independence was not achieved by being peaceniks. Demonstrating force against IJA and Bose’s Azad Hind having I would say the decisive role.

    • Thanks: Lockean Proviso
  156. @JMcG
    @Jack D

    Should the US have responded to the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty with equal force? Israel’s actions towards the Palestinians have been indefensible for decades now.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Jack D

    The Israelis say that the USS Liberty attack was a case of mistaken identity in the midst of a war – unfortunately in the fog of war, friendly fire incidents happen all too often. People are nervous and get itchy trigger fingers. There are breakdowns in communication – one hand doesn’t know what the other hand is doing. The Israeli government apologized and paid compensation to the families of the victims and to the US government for the damages to the ship. Let me know when Hamas apologizes and pays compensation.

    I hear endless prattle about the USS Liberty – she’s like the Emmett Till of the anti-Semites. Why don’t you ever talk about the Point Welcome?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Point_Welcome_(WPB-82329)#Friendly_fire

    Whatever Israelis “indefensible” actions are, they don’t excuse intentionally targeting civilian areas with unguided rockets – this is clearly a war crime. Let me know when the ICC put Haniyeh and Mashal on trial for war crimes.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    I hear endless prattle about the USS Liberty – she’s like the Emmett Till of the anti-Semites. Why don’t you ever talk about the Point Welcome?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Point_Welcome_(WPB-82329)#Friendly_fire
     
    Every Israeli war against its larger neighbors was a war in which being defeated meant literal extinction, not just for the combatants, but their kin as well. What's surprising isn't that incidents like the USS Liberty occurred, but that they did not occur more often. Point Welcome was a Vietnam War incident, whereas the following occurred in Afghanistan:

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

    In neither instance was the air unit in question embroiled in questions of national extinction. Yet they acted before they were 100% sure beyond all reasonable doubt that the targets erroneously targeted. That's the way war is - a confused melee in which, if Patton is to be believed, "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week."

    Replies: @JMcG

    , @donut
    @Jack D

    "I hear endless prattle about the USS Liberty ..." Sort of like the endless prattle about the Holohoax Jack ?

    , @Dube
    @Jack D

    The Israelis say that the USS Liberty attack was a case of mistaken identity in the midst of a war – unfortunately in the fog of war, friendly fire incidents happen all too often. People are nervous and get itchy trigger fingers. There are breakdowns in communication – one hand doesn’t know what the other hand is doing.

    Why do they say that?

  157. @Art Deco
    @JMcG

    Israel’s actions towards the Palestinians have been indefensible for decades now.

    They're perfectly defensible. Local bosses, the characters out of the UNRWA camps, and random Egyptians like Said and Arafat have five distinct opportunities to improve their situation over the last 50 years and they passed on two and sabotaged three. The situation as is is what they've preferred over feasible alternatives. If they wanted something better, they'd have crafted a set of political goals which were not premised on the notion that the Jews were prostrate at their feet.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Palestinian leaders never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

    Realistically, they value their necks too much and remember what happened to Sadat. A fantasy Palestine “from the river to the sea” is much better than any real world deal any Palestinian leader could hope to get, but once you’ve made a deal, that’s it – game over, you’re never getting any more. So it’s better NOT to make a deal and keep hope alive that someday you will be able to obtain the whole enchilada. Anyone who does make a deal is a traitor who has given away the Arab’s birthright for a mess of pottage (again), to the Arab way of thinking. To an Arab, two birds in the bush are worth MORE than a bird in the hand. In their imagination, they are already savoring the delicious taste of that double bird feast even as the birds flies further and further out of reach every minute.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  158. @S. Anonyia
    @Whitey Whiteman III

    Checked his bio and information is suspiciously sparse. He doesn't list his undergraduate institution. I'm thinking he's part Lebanese Catholic, part regular white American, possibly from the Gulf Coast. Alternatively he could be a combination of Quebecois and North African, from either New England or Canada. Saucier is a pretty unusual last name found solely among French Canadians and whites on the Gulf Coast, I haven't seen it elsewhere, Wikipedia corroborates that. What does the "p" stand for before Khalil? Likely something fairly ordinary like Peter or Paul.

    He's probably capitalizing on the vaguely exotic combination of MENA ancestry and his Acadian surname. Maybe he's trying to pass as a Creole.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    It is Paul, and there’s a bunch of race-obsessed books, papers and presentations that pop up with a cursory search. He has been busy. I was trying to find his age and could not get that, however.

  159. 4677965

    Just to stress, eliminate the emotional blackmail and negroes become irrelevant. Ditto for (((them))). Ironically, Palestine will be the issue that breaks (their)) back, thus saving us.

  160. Hey wait — isn’t he forgetting about the gay black cyclist who famously tangled with the Central Park Karen? I’m sure there are layers upon layers to deconstruct there

  161. @Desiderius
    @Jack D

    You really think we don’t already understand all that? You see some argument on the boob tube and run with it without ever engaging your brain.

    Toad is probably the most pro-social voice on the interwebs, and you’re lecturing him on ethics. Really?

    He’s more concerned about things like this:

    https://twitter.com/Kelly_Kries/status/1396660505054433283?s=20

    and the credibility spend involved in building your ethical house on such flimsy foundations.

    Replies: @guest007, @Occasional lurker

    Only ultrafine aerosols are not the only way of coronavirus shedding, and the effect of masks has been tested in multiple controlled laboratory experiments and found to reduce the amount of virus significantly. (Remember that viral load on infection is one of the determinants of disease severity). If two people wear good masks appropriately plus keep their distance while talking, infection risk plummets.
    Real-life epidemiological effects are much harder to measure because there are so many other factors, but about the physical feasibility of reducing viral spread via surgical masks (as a more acceptable alternative for most people to highly effective sealed FFP3 masks plus other pro protective gear) there is no doubt. Even the critical studies concede that.
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0843-2#change-history
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33087517/

    • Thanks: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Occasional lurker

    That's getting closer to the tone at least that a class that meant to rule would use.

    The fact remains that there is all kinds of doubt and the original tweet by Toad was responding to a gentleman discussing the 1% effectiveness finding. There is still a massive disconnect here, and it isn't between the enlightened and idiots or the pure and those acting in bad faith.

  162. It’s time for cycling to think beyond white fragility…

    white privilege…

    implicit bias…

    and microaggressions…

  163. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    @Supply and Demand

    “No sir, I’m a real chef. I’m a saucier.”

    “Saucier?”

    “Specialize in sauces.”

    Replies: @black sea, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Gary in Gramercy

    “Make my meat rare. Rare but not cold.”

  164. @Mike Tre
    @black sea

    This guy's best claim to being black is that his mailman was black when he was a kid.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    This guy’s best claim to being black is that his mailman was black when he was a kid.

    My brother once had a mail route in a black neighborhood in Florida. He said he was the safest one around. Nobody was gonna mess with the guy who brought the welfare checks, and if anyone tried, the whole ‘hood would be after him.

  165. @Jack D
    @JMcG

    The Israelis say that the USS Liberty attack was a case of mistaken identity in the midst of a war - unfortunately in the fog of war, friendly fire incidents happen all too often. People are nervous and get itchy trigger fingers. There are breakdowns in communication - one hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing. The Israeli government apologized and paid compensation to the families of the victims and to the US government for the damages to the ship. Let me know when Hamas apologizes and pays compensation.

    I hear endless prattle about the USS Liberty - she's like the Emmett Till of the anti-Semites. Why don't you ever talk about the Point Welcome?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Point_Welcome_(WPB-82329)#Friendly_fire

    Whatever Israelis "indefensible" actions are, they don't excuse intentionally targeting civilian areas with unguided rockets - this is clearly a war crime. Let me know when the ICC put Haniyeh and Mashal on trial for war crimes.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @donut, @Dube

    I hear endless prattle about the USS Liberty – she’s like the Emmett Till of the anti-Semites. Why don’t you ever talk about the Point Welcome?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Point_Welcome_(WPB-82329)#Friendly_fire

    Every Israeli war against its larger neighbors was a war in which being defeated meant literal extinction, not just for the combatants, but their kin as well. What’s surprising isn’t that incidents like the USS Liberty occurred, but that they did not occur more often. Point Welcome was a Vietnam War incident, whereas the following occurred in Afghanistan:

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

    In neither instance was the air unit in question embroiled in questions of national extinction. Yet they acted before they were 100% sure beyond all reasonable doubt that the targets erroneously targeted. That’s the way war is – a confused melee in which, if Patton is to be believed, “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.”

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Johann Ricke

    To a first approximation, no one who has read anything objective about the Liberty attack believes it was accidental. Israel was the aggressor in the Six Day War, during which it attacked the USS Liberty. It was a war for national survival in the same way that the German attack on Poland in 1939 was.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

  166. @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    The Opium Wars were a (partial) response to the Chinese rebuff. Opium was one Western import that was in demand from the Chinese public but the Chinese government kept interfering with the drug trade until the British government forced them not to.
     
    Opium wasn't novel to the Chinese experience, having being introduced to the empire 1000 years prior.

    https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/short-reads/article/3079019/imperial-china-opium-was-not-only-drug-choice

    Prior to opium's introduction around the time of Muhammad, the Chinese narcotic of choice was considerably more noxious:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold-Food_Powder

    The real Chinese objection to opium was that it was imported, and having a deleterious influence on the Chinese economy, due to the huge trade imbalances that resulted. They figured out pretty quickly how to cultivate the superior Indian variant in China, and those imbalances went away. Amusingly enough, while it was still a rebel force, the Chinese Communist Party got a good chunk of its operating revenues from the opium trade.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_opium_in_China#Republican_China

    The Wikipedia article stints on that aspect, but dead tree sources indicate that opium was integral to the revenues of all parties to the various wars fought in China.

    Replies: @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    There is something to this as contemporaneous Euro/American whites didn’t have a problem with opium addiction (but rather with booze).
    This is similar to Japanese—

    Opium smoking in Japan was a rare occurrence and the punishment of the practice strict.

    Itō Hirobumi also expressed the contemporary Japanese view that that widespread opium usage was factor in Qing China’s decline

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_opium_policy_in_Taiwan_(1895%E2%80%931945)#Japanese_views_on_opium

    The government was in the process of making the opium trade a monopoly for their individual gain, whilst simultaneously developing policies which permitted users to continue smoking and prohibited people from starting to smoke

    In 1896, 1 year after the Japanese began establishing a monopoly, opium revenue made up 60% of Taiwan’s total yearly revenue, which continued to grow throughout the 1900s.

  167. It is the Twenty First Century and people, well some people, apparently are unaware of bicycles. Add to reparations bicycles. And when I was driving on Detroit Ave in Cleveland I passed a bike shop with a black fist mural and in large letters…BLM. Which means Bike Locks Matter, or kiss your bike goodbye.

  168. @Spect3r
    @bomag

    If you go here:
    https://www.policebikestore.com/

    They still selling Fuji bicycles to police.

    And if you go here:

    https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2020/06/05/fujis-distributor-suspends-sales-police-bikes-north-america#.YKz3NqhKjs0

    You can read this:


    "A representative from the company said it has begun discussions with police departments and with the International Police Mountain Biking Association, which provides bike training for police officers. The representative said the IPMBA confirmed that they do not advocate using bikes as weapons and does not train officers to do so.

    The representative said BikeCo expects to resume sales of police bikes to its dealers at some point after the company has assurances that bikes won't be used as weapons. The representative declined to comment on whether that assurance would have to come in the form of a sales contract or a less formal assurance. "We're not ready to comment on that," the representative told BRAIN."

    So in short, they are still selling them to Police departments.
    Also, when was the last time a cop used his bicycle as a weapon???

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @Hangnail Hans, @anon

    Also, when was the last time a cop used his bicycle as a weapon???

    Since they learned from Antifa.

    • Replies: @Spect3r
    @anon

    People have been doing it way before antifa. But i never saw a cop doing it.

  169. They need to start producing Woke bubble gum cards so this guy can put them in the spokes of his bicycle.

  170. @Desiderius
    @guest007

    (a) Go fuck yourself. If you were trying you couldn’t be a worse ruling class. Seriously. Insulting your most capable and conscientious citizens and making truth a dirty word.

    Underpants gnomes in awe.

    (b) If you’ve got the facts pound the facts. Why are you pounding the table? Shitty rulers and shitty lawyers.

    Replies: @guest007, @anon

    •Troll

  171. There are comments below the linked Bicycling article. I’ve looked at some and mostly they are contemptuous about the article. Here’s a good one:

    mbr1773

    4 hours ago
    I think if blacks spent more time riding the bikes they steal before selling them they would become better riders. What a future – kneeling bikers for every event!

  172. “Non-left Yale faculty”

    Pretty sure that already wasn’t allowed but now they’re making doubly sure and they don’t care who knows it. Why would they?

  173. @Steve Sailer
    @Spect3r

    American cops use bikes as improvised shields to push back rioting mobs.

    Many other countries, such as South Korea, have dedicated Riot Squads with lavish equipment, but U.S. police departments often don't.

    Replies: @Spect3r, @njguy73, @donut, @Harry Baldwin

    The first time I watched this I wondered if the Roman Legions did it like this .

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @donut

    Working in pairs. Good. Next they'll paint themselves blue and ride chariots.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @donut

    Since when do rioters stay within the lines?

  174. Sorry, Lance. American blacks should be dominating professional cycling.

    Debris filled streets and bikejacking make it impossible for poor kids to properly train for the sport. Poor neighborhoods become bicycle deserts.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @Abolish_public_education


    Sorry, Lance. American blacks should be dominating professional cycling.
     
    If it doesn't involve running, jumping or hitting, negroes aren't very good at it.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

  175. It seems like the Woke are merely rehashing the racist stereotype that Blacks only ride bicycles to steal them! Shame on them!

  176. @Wade Hampton
    "...It’s time for cycling to think beyond white fragility, white privilege, implicit bias, and microaggressions...Anti-racist efforts within cycling must move beyond the trite euphemisms of inclusion, diversity, sensitivity, and allyship..."

    It's past time for anti-racism to get beyond "trite euphemisms". The problem is of course that there is absolutely nothing to anti-racism other than "trite euphemisms".

    The root cause here is not a failure of DIE or a lack of other content-free buzzwords. The root cause is that black men think those spandex shorts look gay. And they are not wrong.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123, @Buffalo Joe

    Wade, and women should need a permit before being allowed to buy bike shorts,…and yoga pants.

    • Agree: Wade Hampton
  177. @International Jew
    That article linked to an even more staggeringly stupid article by an obese black maybe-woman who, despite no qualifications and little interest in bicycling, landed the top job at an LA bicycling advocacy group:
    https://www.bicycling.com/culture/a32783551/cycling-talk-fight-racism/
    Such groups usually concern themselves with such things as bike lanes and bike access to bridges, but this person decided that job 1 has to be combatting whiteness.

    Replies: @William Badwhite, @Hangnail Hans

    Teh Fatness is now a prime qualification for Woke Jobz, along with Teh BLACKness.

  178. @Art Deco
    @AnotherDad

    In America the minoritarian middle men took over and we have a middle man economy.

    In your imagination only. Wholesale trade accounts for 5,9% of value-added in this economy. The activity of the capital markets accounts for 1.5%. Legal services account for 1.3%.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    In America the minoritarian middle men took over and we have a middle man economy. Wall Street is fine investing huge trade deficits for foreigners.

    And hey so what if our nation isn’t so competent anymore … there’s still money sloshing around, we still live well.

    In your imagination only. Wholesale trade accounts for 5,9% of value-added in this economy. The activity of the capital markets accounts for 1.5%. Legal services account for 1.3%.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. Most is people paying other people. People pay their mortgage or rent. They buy food–most all from other Americans. They–or their company–pays a huge hunk for medical insurance. (Pay all the docs, nurses, technicians, orderlies, cleaners and billers and bureaucrats.) Maybe they make a car payment. Or student loan payment. They pay their power bill, gas (or other heating) bill. They go out and pay for other people to serve them food. Or get on an airplane and fly somewhere. Some buy drugs. Or–a few–go to the gym. (Seems like more these days end up in the tattoo parlor.) And–arching over all–they pay taxes and fund a huge government sector.

    Nonetheless … manufacturing is down to < 15% of the economy–lower than in other technologically 1st rank nations. Our trade deficit–even with the vast improvement on the oil front from the enhanced recovery technology the engineers gave us–is now over 3% of GDP. Wall Street is fine with that … they recycle a fair piece of it and only care about how much money goes by to skim. The people who matter are getting theirs.

    But it doesn't take a whole lot of 3%s … year, after year, before you've sold off a good chunk of your national capital to foreigners… and you are paying rent to the owners even for what you produce.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  179. @Moses

    By KHALIL SAUCIER
     
    Non-Black Non-Whites are going full retard woke because it's an effectively way to remove White competitors for professional jobs.

    The only thing worse for a Brahmin than living in a racist America built by bigoted Whites is not being allowed to immigrate to a racist America built by bigoted Whites.

    These people hate you.

    Replies: @RichardTaylor, @AndrewR, @Anonymous, @Seller, Jr., @JohnnyWalker123, @Charlotte

    “P. Khalil Saucier is chair and associate professor of Africana Studies at Bucknell University.” He appears to be black, in the racial if not the literal sense.

    • Replies: @Moses
    @Charlotte

    Meh. You miss the point.

  180. @ben tillman

    It’s Time for Cycling to Think Beyond White Fragility, White Privilege, Implicit Bias, and Microaggressions, and Begin to Think About Its Root Cause.
     
    The root cause of cycling?

    Yes, control of cycling resources are important . . . .
     
    Control are important?

    Replies: @Jack D, @Muggles, @Neuday

    When I was a student in the nearby Big City for about four years my only owned transport was a used ten speed I bought for about $25. Since I lived in a mostly black neighborhood (but well kept up, fairly middle class) I was very aware of other cyclists.

    Not many. I was about the only student at Rice who biked in (or walked).

    I did see (and still do on occasion) black males riding bikes. Often fairly small beat up one speeds. Sometimes with baskets for carrying things. Okay, great, it is cheap transport. Not good in rain, cold or the terrible streets with cracks and potholes, but cheap.

    Almost no one back then was in a “riding club.”

    I’ve seen more Hispanics on such bikes also. I suspect many are illegal but need to get from A to B.

    For blacks some use them to scoot to and from crime scenes like B&E. Young guys.

    Ten speed (or more) road biking is an upper middle class or middle class thing. Few women do it though I’ve known some. Often done in groups or clubs. No reason why blacks can’t do that and there is nothing “privileged” about that. I enjoyed it out in the suburbs until it became too dangerous with more traffic, cell phones, and women driving kids to school in SUVs.

    I suppose White Privilege is what keeps blacks out of the math and science classes too.

    • Replies: @Hangnail Hans
    @Muggles



    I enjoyed it out in the suburbs until it became too dangerous with more traffic, cell phones, and women driving kids to school in SUVs.
     
    Gospel truth. It's no longer safe for pedestrians, bikers, dog walkers, joggers, what have you. SUV drivers are all looking at their phones.
    , @ben tillman
    @Muggles

    I would never have considered going anywhere by bike -- even to the Gingerman -- from my old place at Kirby and Holcombe.

  181. @Elmer T. Jones
    First they came for the Serious Bike Enthusiasts, but I did not say anything because I was a Model Train Enthusiast.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Wade Hampton

    First they came for the Serious Bike Enthusiasts, but I did not say anything because I was a Model Train Enthusiast.

    Now there’s a Systemic Racist hobby.

  182. @Supply and Demand
    I initially thought this guy was a journalist — probably a BA holder — but now that I learned he is a department chair with a postdoc, I humbly submit to his expertise in the subject. As a fellow Ph.D holder (received it last week) — I can attest that he most likely studied the subject quite throughly to meet his thesis obligations.

    I seriously doubt any of the commentariat in this thread is as credentialed as Saucier is. You all should learn your place.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @Hangnail Hans, @Gary in Gramercy, @tyrone, @tyrone, @AceDeuce, @Reg Cæsar, @anon, @anon1azwertfc

    “You all should learn your place.”………WOW! you people are using THAT phrase now!….try saying “y’all ” that way you will sound more like a slave master.

  183. @Triteleia Laxa
    There's a certain romance in the monkeys having taken over the zoo

    It would also make a pertinent sequel to Animal Farm

    I would write it, but am afraid that people, with racism hidden in their hearts, would imagine some sort of race-simian parallel and try to ban it.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Jonathan Mason, @Buffalo Joe

    Trite, don’t know about the monkeys taking over the zoo. Didn’t someone post a video here of a gang of river otters drowning a monkey at a zoo?

  184. @Ganderson
    @Dumbo

    Lacrosse?

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Wade Hampton

    Gandi, I know your heart is in the right place but Native Americans play lacrosse religiously. But in your defense not too many blacks. Should have yelled out “swimming.”

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @Buffalo Joe

    Righto, and Indians (dot) play polo. White people play rugby. On some teams (Springboks) blacks would play winger, but as an Afrikaner told me, they run fast but don't understand the game.

    , @Ganderson
    @Buffalo Joe

    I defer to your expertise...


  185. There’s a debate of some kind? What’s it go like? “Should there be race, or shouldn’t there? And does race exist, or not?”

    Somehow I doubt this.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Hangnail Hans

    'There’s a debate of some kind? What’s it go like? “Should there be race, or shouldn’t there? And does race exist, or not?”'

    ? How can there be a 'debate' if only one set of views are acceptable?

    This is absurd. Could we have a debate about, say, child molestation?

    Of course not. We can't have a debate about race, either.

    Some people like three year olds. I think we ought to go back to Jim Crow. Neither one of us are very likely to get a hearing.

  186. @Muggles
    @ben tillman

    When I was a student in the nearby Big City for about four years my only owned transport was a used ten speed I bought for about $25. Since I lived in a mostly black neighborhood (but well kept up, fairly middle class) I was very aware of other cyclists.

    Not many. I was about the only student at Rice who biked in (or walked).

    I did see (and still do on occasion) black males riding bikes. Often fairly small beat up one speeds. Sometimes with baskets for carrying things. Okay, great, it is cheap transport. Not good in rain, cold or the terrible streets with cracks and potholes, but cheap.

    Almost no one back then was in a "riding club."

    I've seen more Hispanics on such bikes also. I suspect many are illegal but need to get from A to B.

    For blacks some use them to scoot to and from crime scenes like B&E. Young guys.

    Ten speed (or more) road biking is an upper middle class or middle class thing. Few women do it though I've known some. Often done in groups or clubs. No reason why blacks can't do that and there is nothing "privileged" about that. I enjoyed it out in the suburbs until it became too dangerous with more traffic, cell phones, and women driving kids to school in SUVs.

    I suppose White Privilege is what keeps blacks out of the math and science classes too.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @ben tillman

    I enjoyed it out in the suburbs until it became too dangerous with more traffic, cell phones, and women driving kids to school in SUVs.

    Gospel truth. It’s no longer safe for pedestrians, bikers, dog walkers, joggers, what have you. SUV drivers are all looking at their phones.

  187. @Jim Christian
    I'm telling you, the Wokesters are missing a GREAT opportunity on the PGA Tour. Not a black caddy to be found. The players use caddies who are their brother, college roommates, or team mates from whatever college they went to, sometimes high school buddies. And they're all White, every single one, and they make BANK.

    This is a tremendous opportunity to inject some color into a White industry that rakes in billions and billions. I don't know how they've gone unscathed. The biggest scandal they've had is Justin Thomas uttering "Faggot" when he missed a short putt, the utterance being picked up by a microphone in the cup he was putting to. Idiot. I think he pretended to go to counseling to figure out what is so disgusting about fags that he would say such a thing. A hole is a hole after all, right?

    But The Tour is Whiter than the Whitest redneck country clubs even. I mean, when are THEY going to pay?

    Replies: @Anon, @Jack D

    As I am sure you know, caddying was at one time, back in the Bad Old Days, something that was done by largely by blacks, especially in the South (and some of the first black golf pros started as caddies) and they had no problem standing still. But blacks nowadays consciously avoid professions that they once dominated because of the negative associations of these jobs with subservience.

    Until recently, blacks were no longer seen in high end restaurants for the same reason, although at one time blacks were almost synonymous with good cooking in America (indeed with ANY cooking – one thing that has never changed is that rich WASPY women hate cooking almost as much as they hate eating). Instead they aspire to better jobs, such as POTUS and neurosurgeon, NBA star and famous rapper. It’s true that there are 40 million blacks and only a handful of jobs in these prestigious professions, but one can aspire, can’t one?

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    @Jack D

    From what I recall, Pullman porters had high status within black communities in the post-Civil War, during the heyday of trains in the US. This was partly because they got the chance to travel around the nation, which was obviously rare for black sharecroppers in the post-chattel slavery era. Wiki page says that the few surviving ones in the 21st Century still were suit-and-tie types into triple-digit ages.

    I'd imagine that there was a pretty positive social effect from that: they served as a conduit of information from the wider world, and could use what they earned to bootstrap businesses or give their children an education. Not too dissimilar from Bangladeshi construction workers or Indonesian maids in Singapore: one would be surprised how much some of their rural villages changed for the better over the decades and how highly esteemed the laborers were as a result. Some things don't change.

    (The Filipinas are another story: many of them are-sadly-already educated yet can make better money as maids, especially if they are "lucky" enough to get a gig in Hong Kong or Singapore instead of heading off to the Middle East. You should hear some of the horror stories of rape and torture the Gulfies and Saudis put those poor girls through.)

    Replies: @Old Palo Altan

  188. @Steve Sailer
    @Spect3r

    American cops use bikes as improvised shields to push back rioting mobs.

    Many other countries, such as South Korea, have dedicated Riot Squads with lavish equipment, but U.S. police departments often don't.

    Replies: @Spect3r, @njguy73, @donut, @Harry Baldwin

    Many other countries, such as South Korea, have dedicated Riot Squads with lavish equipment, but U.S. police departments often don’t.

    In a non-diverse society, it’s okay to do what’s necessary to suppress rioting. Under multiculturalism, it’s no longer permissible.

  189. OT
    Demographics catching up with Puerto Rico. All the infrastructure problems that are blamed on the hurricane of 2011 – TEN years ago – are really problems of the Puerto Ricans.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-new-maria-how-puerto-ricos-population-decline-could-be-the-islands-next-crisis/ar-AAKmyag

  190. @black sea
    @PiltdownMan

    Academia really seems to attract a large subset of white people who want to pretend to be black people. This guy is the Africana equivalent of "My great, great grandmother was half Cherokee."

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Mike Tre, @Whitey Whiteman III, @Alden

    Gr gr grandma was Cherokee until I got the DNA results.

    I know someone who was very disappointed when her DNA showed no American Indian. She so desperately wanted to be part oppressed minority. And not White She kept talking about her dark skin eyes and hair. Skin British pale white, hair medium brown and eyes not really brown, a golden color.

    DNA came back something like 40 percent Scandinavian 40 percent British including Irish and 19 percent French/German But one percent Turk Greek Iberian and Jewish.

    Now she identifies as Asian Turkish and Hispanic . Although Iberia is in W. Europe. Poor oppressed pathetic conquistadors and Turks who conquered and occupied vast territories. Whose native populations considered the Turks the oppressors

    I’m going to exercise my White privilege by by paying the trash and water bills.

  191. @JohnnyWalker123
    @Moses

    Saucier is French.

    No Brahmin ever had a jaw like that.

    Replies: @Bubba

    Saucier is French.

    His family name reminded of this scene from Apocalypse Now:

  192. @Jack D
    @Jim Christian

    As I am sure you know, caddying was at one time, back in the Bad Old Days, something that was done by largely by blacks, especially in the South (and some of the first black golf pros started as caddies) and they had no problem standing still. But blacks nowadays consciously avoid professions that they once dominated because of the negative associations of these jobs with subservience.

    Until recently, blacks were no longer seen in high end restaurants for the same reason, although at one time blacks were almost synonymous with good cooking in America (indeed with ANY cooking - one thing that has never changed is that rich WASPY women hate cooking almost as much as they hate eating). Instead they aspire to better jobs, such as POTUS and neurosurgeon, NBA star and famous rapper. It's true that there are 40 million blacks and only a handful of jobs in these prestigious professions, but one can aspire, can't one?

    Replies: @nebulafox

    From what I recall, Pullman porters had high status within black communities in the post-Civil War, during the heyday of trains in the US. This was partly because they got the chance to travel around the nation, which was obviously rare for black sharecroppers in the post-chattel slavery era. Wiki page says that the few surviving ones in the 21st Century still were suit-and-tie types into triple-digit ages.

    I’d imagine that there was a pretty positive social effect from that: they served as a conduit of information from the wider world, and could use what they earned to bootstrap businesses or give their children an education. Not too dissimilar from Bangladeshi construction workers or Indonesian maids in Singapore: one would be surprised how much some of their rural villages changed for the better over the decades and how highly esteemed the laborers were as a result. Some things don’t change.

    (The Filipinas are another story: many of them are-sadly-already educated yet can make better money as maids, especially if they are “lucky” enough to get a gig in Hong Kong or Singapore instead of heading off to the Middle East. You should hear some of the horror stories of rape and torture the Gulfies and Saudis put those poor girls through.)

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
    @nebulafox

    Surely I am not the only person here to remember black porters ? They were magnificent: spotlessly clean, white coated and black hatted; well-spoken, polite and effortlessly good at their job. I was between three and six when I saw them most frequently, as we took the train from Chicago to Los Angeles and back a number of times. I remember them particularly in the sleeping cars, getting the bedding ready and then quietly, smilingly disappearing. I don't remember them taking orders in the restaurant car however: vaguely Latin types did that. The porters were prominent again at the end of the journey as they took off our luggage and awaited their tips. My mother usually let me do that, and they were as delighted by the pantomime as I was.

    I still can't get used to the idea of black men doing anything else. Certainly I never saw one delivering the mail. Indeed, as I've said here before, I can't remember ever seeing a black person in Palo Alto in all the years we lived there.

  193. @Abolish_public_education
    Sorry, Lance. American blacks should be dominating professional cycling.

    Debris filled streets and bikejacking make it impossible for poor kids to properly train for the sport. Poor neighborhoods become bicycle deserts.

    Replies: @James Speaks

    Sorry, Lance. American blacks should be dominating professional cycling.

    If it doesn’t involve running, jumping or hitting, negroes aren’t very good at it.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @James Speaks

    Perhaps Lance Armstrong can educate American blacks on how he achieved his amazing success in the Tour de France.

    He could also have qualified as a transgender, but I believe he only had one testicle removed. But perhaps that qualifies to make him gender neutral.

  194. @Supply and Demand
    I initially thought this guy was a journalist — probably a BA holder — but now that I learned he is a department chair with a postdoc, I humbly submit to his expertise in the subject. As a fellow Ph.D holder (received it last week) — I can attest that he most likely studied the subject quite throughly to meet his thesis obligations.

    I seriously doubt any of the commentariat in this thread is as credentialed as Saucier is. You all should learn your place.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @Hangnail Hans, @Gary in Gramercy, @tyrone, @tyrone, @AceDeuce, @Reg Cæsar, @anon, @anon1azwertfc

    “As a fellow Ph.D holder “…….we don’t believe it……..we need proof………we need your real name ,university, and area of study.

  195. @Buffalo Joe
    @Ganderson

    Gandi, I know your heart is in the right place but Native Americans play lacrosse religiously. But in your defense not too many blacks. Should have yelled out "swimming."

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Ganderson

    Righto, and Indians (dot) play polo. White people play rugby. On some teams (Springboks) blacks would play winger, but as an Afrikaner told me, they run fast but don’t understand the game.

  196. @Almost Missouri

    forcing the nation into a racial reckoning
     
    To celebrate the first birthday of the "racial reckoning", I've been trying to answer the question of where the original "racial reckoning" declaration came from. This is less easy than it sounds. Google News doesn't allow sorting of news stories by date, and other search engines are no better. Worse, online news articles are "leaky", by which I mean that the news agencies will add or change content to old stories, which the search engines will pick up and interpret as part of the original content. WaPo, for example, has adopted "America's Racial Reckoning" as a kind of banner sidebar that it now adds to any vaguely BLM-y story, including old stories already published, resulting in an appearance in search engines of having been the Racial Reckoners long before Racial Reckoning was cool.

    The earliest major news outlet I can find using "racial reckoning" in what appears to be the original text is CNBC on June 3, 2020, nine days after George Floyd's fatal overdose:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/03/what-managers-should-and-should-not-do-to-address-moment-of-racial-reckoning.html

    Amusingly, this was not in the main news or opinion section, but in their business and office etiquette section. (It says, because of the the "racial reckoning", let black employees slack off all they want (which one imagines CNBC readers were already doing anyway.))

    Whatever the original source, the term spread quickly and was picked up and re-declared by other sources, including the NYT, by the end of the week.

    Anyhow, if anyone has access to Nexis or a similar service, perhaps this question can be answered more definitively with a date-ordered search for "racial reckoning" starting on 5/25/2020...

    Replies: @ben tillman, @Colin Wright

    ‘To celebrate the first birthday of the “racial reckoning”…’

    I’d like to have a racial reckoning. We can do this.

  197. anonymous[794] • Disclaimer says:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/25/opinion/michel-foucault.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

    One of the strange things about the last year in Western political debate is how rarely the name of the departed philosopher Michel Foucault came up — and not for want of opportunity. One of Foucault’s key concepts, “biopolitics,” an account of the way that modern state power involves itself in the biological life of its citizens, was amply illustrated by the various governmental responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. The left-wing academic culture in which his work has long been dominant suddenly found its own influence extending all the way to corporate boardrooms and the halls of the C.I.A. A new volume of his work was published in English: “Confessions of the Flesh,” an exegesis of early Christian sexual morality.

  198. @Ganderson
    @Dumbo

    Lacrosse?

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @Wade Hampton

    No dispute with your comment. I am sure lacrosse is pretty white.

    But readers should be aware that there were black lacrosse players once upon a time. Jim Brown was not only one of the greatest NFL football players and member of the NFL hall of fame, but he was also an inductee to the Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Wade Hampton

    Wade, twin black midfielders, Shamel and Rhamel Bratton, played for Virginia when UV won the D-I NCAA National Championship. BUT, the twins were tossed from the team for refusing to follow rules instituted by THE PLAYERS. The team had a self imposed no drinking rule and a curfew. The twins broke the rules. Suspended for a game, the twins had the audacity to show up in uniform at the game as if to dare the coach not to play them. Suspended again and then tossed. UV changed their style of play and won the title. Notre Dame had a tight end sized defense man whose name I forgot and Denver had an excellent face off man. Not too many other than those that I recall. Jim Brown played lax like football. Tuck the ball to his chest a barrel to the net. Not too many willing to take a charge. U Albany had the Native American Thompsons, brothers and cousins, some of the best players I have ever seen. I attend a big lax fund raiser in Ohio, dozen plus D-II and D-III college teams and maybe 3-4 blacks. In Buffalo the city schools don't play lax, just the suburbs and private and prep. You don't want to play a game you have never seen. Stay Safe.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

  199. @donut
    @Steve Sailer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbFSVh1mmiw

    The first time I watched this I wondered if the Roman Legions did it like this .

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Reg Cæsar

    Working in pairs. Good. Next they’ll paint themselves blue and ride chariots.

  200. @Hangnail Hans
    https://i.ibb.co/NY7q5G2/Capture-2021-05-25-17-12-16-2.png

    There's a debate of some kind? What's it go like? "Should there be race, or shouldn't there? And does race exist, or not?"

    Somehow I doubt this.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘There’s a debate of some kind? What’s it go like? “Should there be race, or shouldn’t there? And does race exist, or not?”’

    ? How can there be a ‘debate’ if only one set of views are acceptable?

    This is absurd. Could we have a debate about, say, child molestation?

    Of course not. We can’t have a debate about race, either.

    Some people like three year olds. I think we ought to go back to Jim Crow. Neither one of us are very likely to get a hearing.

  201. @Dumbo
    I can't think of any sport whiter than long-distance cycling, except perhaps skiing.

    Blacks like BMX low-rider bikes, though.

    Replies: @Elli, @Redman, @Ganderson, @JMcG, @Wade Hampton

    Golf used to have black players, Charlie Sifford, Lee Elder, Calvin Peete…Does Tiger admit to being black? If he does, count him in. But who else?

    Of course, there’s the African, Louis Oosthuizen, so I guess he counts. (Kidding.)

    Golf used to be more black than it is today. It used to be that black kids could learn the game by working as caddies, but I don’t think that happens much any more.

    (Am I treading on Mr. Sailer’s territory here?)

  202. @Jim Christian
    @Anon

    Actually, the country clubs used to require the players to use club caddies, most of them black. These days, a caddy makes 10% of the player's prize, pushing over $200,000 dollars. For a weeks' work. Somewhere there must be blacks willing to show up, keep up and shut up.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Jim, caddies are usually decent golfers, so they can read a green or chart the wind. Years ago Rory Mcilroy had a huge lead at the Masters, in what was, I believe, his first major. His caddy only needed to keep telling Rory shoot for par, no one can catch you. Rory kept shooting for birdies and made bogies. A good caddy would have calmed him down. Oh, and where are all the black jockeys, and I don’t mean lawn fixtures.

    • LOL: Jim Christian
  203. @nebulafox
    @Jack D

    From what I recall, Pullman porters had high status within black communities in the post-Civil War, during the heyday of trains in the US. This was partly because they got the chance to travel around the nation, which was obviously rare for black sharecroppers in the post-chattel slavery era. Wiki page says that the few surviving ones in the 21st Century still were suit-and-tie types into triple-digit ages.

    I'd imagine that there was a pretty positive social effect from that: they served as a conduit of information from the wider world, and could use what they earned to bootstrap businesses or give their children an education. Not too dissimilar from Bangladeshi construction workers or Indonesian maids in Singapore: one would be surprised how much some of their rural villages changed for the better over the decades and how highly esteemed the laborers were as a result. Some things don't change.

    (The Filipinas are another story: many of them are-sadly-already educated yet can make better money as maids, especially if they are "lucky" enough to get a gig in Hong Kong or Singapore instead of heading off to the Middle East. You should hear some of the horror stories of rape and torture the Gulfies and Saudis put those poor girls through.)

    Replies: @Old Palo Altan

    Surely I am not the only person here to remember black porters ? They were magnificent: spotlessly clean, white coated and black hatted; well-spoken, polite and effortlessly good at their job. I was between three and six when I saw them most frequently, as we took the train from Chicago to Los Angeles and back a number of times. I remember them particularly in the sleeping cars, getting the bedding ready and then quietly, smilingly disappearing. I don’t remember them taking orders in the restaurant car however: vaguely Latin types did that. The porters were prominent again at the end of the journey as they took off our luggage and awaited their tips. My mother usually let me do that, and they were as delighted by the pantomime as I was.

    I still can’t get used to the idea of black men doing anything else. Certainly I never saw one delivering the mail. Indeed, as I’ve said here before, I can’t remember ever seeing a black person in Palo Alto in all the years we lived there.

  204. @Elmer T. Jones
    First they came for the Serious Bike Enthusiasts, but I did not say anything because I was a Model Train Enthusiast.

    Replies: @Muggles, @Wade Hampton

    Tropical fish hobbyist is pretty darn white. Not 100%, but pretty close.

    • Replies: @Elmer T. Jones
    @Wade Hampton

    Asians are big into tropical fish and Koi.

  205. Khalil Saucier is actually P. Khalil Saucier. The “P” is Paul.

    Paul Saucier sounds like a chef from New Orleans. I wonder when he stopped using his first name?

    • Agree: S. Anonyia
  206. @James J O'Meara
    @AndrewR

    "These people will only respect naked force. Having a Ghandi figure, in conjunction with other measures, might help a bit but it’s hardly necessary."

    As I'm sure every Unz-man knows, Gandhi's strategy only worked "a bit" at all because of the well-known Anglo Saxon desire to be thought morally good (What pushed the Brits into leaving was post-war dissolution of the Empire). Against a Stalin or Mao, he and his merry band would have simply been exterminated. Our enemies take their cues from those guys.

    BTW didn't we have a whole thread on spelling Gandhi? Why can't spellcheck take care of that?

    Replies: @Milo Minderbinder

    Harry Turtledove wrote an alt-history story about Ghandi dealing with Nazis who conquered India. Spoilers: Non-violence didn’t work.

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

  207. Whats the problem here? When I was a kid, blacks were stealing bikes left and right. They got the stolen bike now all they have to do is ride it. End of story. Where the fuck is the racism.

  208. @415 reasons
    @PiltdownMan

    Can’t find his first name anywhere. Who wants to bet it’s Peter or Paul lol

    Replies: @Old Palo Altan

    It is indeed Paul.

    Ancestry.com
    has him born in April 1976. It wouldn’t surprise me if the K stood for something quite other than “Khalil” when he was baptised.
    But most curiously of all he appears to have used the name “Paul K. Hawcroft” at some point.
    He can be found on Youtube where he sounds unexceptionally American.
    These random facts are the last from me on a subject of hardly creditable unimportance.

  209. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1397257425531686913

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Thanks.

  210. @Occasional lurker
    @Desiderius

    Only ultrafine aerosols are not the only way of coronavirus shedding, and the effect of masks has been tested in multiple controlled laboratory experiments and found to reduce the amount of virus significantly. (Remember that viral load on infection is one of the determinants of disease severity). If two people wear good masks appropriately plus keep their distance while talking, infection risk plummets.
    Real-life epidemiological effects are much harder to measure because there are so many other factors, but about the physical feasibility of reducing viral spread via surgical masks (as a more acceptable alternative for most people to highly effective sealed FFP3 masks plus other pro protective gear) there is no doubt. Even the critical studies concede that.
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0843-2#change-history
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33087517/

    Replies: @Desiderius

    That’s getting closer to the tone at least that a class that meant to rule would use.

    The fact remains that there is all kinds of doubt and the original tweet by Toad was responding to a gentleman discussing the 1% effectiveness finding. There is still a massive disconnect here, and it isn’t between the enlightened and idiots or the pure and those acting in bad faith.

  211. @Stan Adams
    @Jack D

    Speaking of extraneous references to Israel, today I saw a short dumpy old guy wearing a yellow "I'm with Them" T-shirt and a green "Make Israel Palestine Again" hat.

    https://mockup-api.teespring.com/v3/image/BfDggemiHXPk8nE3fPNXJ8qqV6c/800/800.jpg

    The guy could have passed for Jewish.

    Replies: @Prof. Woland

    The same thing that happened to the elite Jews and Liberal whites in the Labour Party in Britain is now happening to the Democratic party in the US. They are being turfed out by the army of brown and black proxy warriors they imported to attack the majority population. If the Republicans were smart (if my aunt had balls) they would try to destabilize the Democrats and encourage as much in fighting as possible. Unfortunately, they will just allow them to crawl into the Republican party which just had their purges under Trump so they can continue being the stupid party.

  212. @Morton's toes
    @International Jew

    A history of Africans at the Tour de France

    www.cyclingnews.com/features/a-history-of-africans-at-the-tour-de-france

    Replies: @TTT55

    It’s funny that the one and only African to win the Tour is white. Chris Froome was born in Kenya.

    (Yeah, I know and agree that he’s not African…)

  213. @theMann
    @International Jew

    Actually, bicycle Cops make sense in a couple of ways: where there are huge traffic jams, and in Parks or Beaches where they can't be expected to outrun every miscreant.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @International Jew

    Bikes are good for chasing criminals who are considerate enough to stay on smooth roadways and not cheat by running through bushes or debris-strewn lots or hopping fences.

    Horses are far better: a higher perch for the cop to see the territory, all-terrain, and intimidating.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @International Jew

    Horses are far better: a higher perch for the cop to see the territory, all-terrain, and intimidating.

    They are much, much more expensive though, (stabling, feeding, vet visits etc.) so only well funded depts. like NYC can afford them.

  214. @Jack D
    @JMcG

    The Israelis say that the USS Liberty attack was a case of mistaken identity in the midst of a war - unfortunately in the fog of war, friendly fire incidents happen all too often. People are nervous and get itchy trigger fingers. There are breakdowns in communication - one hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing. The Israeli government apologized and paid compensation to the families of the victims and to the US government for the damages to the ship. Let me know when Hamas apologizes and pays compensation.

    I hear endless prattle about the USS Liberty - she's like the Emmett Till of the anti-Semites. Why don't you ever talk about the Point Welcome?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Point_Welcome_(WPB-82329)#Friendly_fire

    Whatever Israelis "indefensible" actions are, they don't excuse intentionally targeting civilian areas with unguided rockets - this is clearly a war crime. Let me know when the ICC put Haniyeh and Mashal on trial for war crimes.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @donut, @Dube

    “I hear endless prattle about the USS Liberty …” Sort of like the endless prattle about the Holohoax Jack ?

  215. @International Jew
    @bomag

    Let them. Police on bicycles is ridiculous and deeply unserious.

    Replies: @theMann, @Jack D, @PiltdownMan, @Reg Cæsar

    Police on bicycles is ridiculous and deeply unserious.

    Or a mark of a deeply civilized (albeit, now vanished) society.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @PiltdownMan

    I believe that picture is taken at the police training college at Hendon, North London.

    You would have thought that they would be wearing police cycling capes in the rain if they were on duty.

    , @nebulafox
    @PiltdownMan

    IJA did just fine on their bikes during Yamashita's volta down Malaysia.

    , @Simon Tugmutton
    @PiltdownMan

    I used to own one of those bikes -- a Raleigh Superbe gents' roadster. Best machine I ever owned, every bit of it designed and made in Nottingham, England. I only parted with it in 2002 when the bottom bracket threads failed. They could be rethreaded but only by a firm in New Zealand and the cost, especially of shipping to and from England, was insane.

    BTW nowadays that picture looks like a still from Monty Python.

  216. @James Speaks
    @Abolish_public_education


    Sorry, Lance. American blacks should be dominating professional cycling.
     
    If it doesn't involve running, jumping or hitting, negroes aren't very good at it.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    Perhaps Lance Armstrong can educate American blacks on how he achieved his amazing success in the Tour de France.

    He could also have qualified as a transgender, but I believe he only had one testicle removed. But perhaps that qualifies to make him gender neutral.

  217. @PiltdownMan
    @International Jew


    Police on bicycles is ridiculous and deeply unserious.
     
    Or a mark of a deeply civilized (albeit, now vanished) society.

    https://i.imgur.com/CsDZyQ4.jpg

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @nebulafox, @Simon Tugmutton

    I believe that picture is taken at the police training college at Hendon, North London.

    You would have thought that they would be wearing police cycling capes in the rain if they were on duty.

  218. @Wade Hampton
    @Ganderson

    No dispute with your comment. I am sure lacrosse is pretty white.

    But readers should be aware that there were black lacrosse players once upon a time. Jim Brown was not only one of the greatest NFL football players and member of the NFL hall of fame, but he was also an inductee to the Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfQUJwCo7T8

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Wade, twin black midfielders, Shamel and Rhamel Bratton, played for Virginia when UV won the D-I NCAA National Championship. BUT, the twins were tossed from the team for refusing to follow rules instituted by THE PLAYERS. The team had a self imposed no drinking rule and a curfew. The twins broke the rules. Suspended for a game, the twins had the audacity to show up in uniform at the game as if to dare the coach not to play them. Suspended again and then tossed. UV changed their style of play and won the title. Notre Dame had a tight end sized defense man whose name I forgot and Denver had an excellent face off man. Not too many other than those that I recall. Jim Brown played lax like football. Tuck the ball to his chest a barrel to the net. Not too many willing to take a charge. U Albany had the Native American Thompsons, brothers and cousins, some of the best players I have ever seen. I attend a big lax fund raiser in Ohio, dozen plus D-II and D-III college teams and maybe 3-4 blacks. In Buffalo the city schools don’t play lax, just the suburbs and private and prep. You don’t want to play a game you have never seen. Stay Safe.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Buffalo Joe

    I think the Montgomery kid at Duke is still there. Maybe he graduated already? Pretty good player.

  219. @Johann Ricke
    @Jack D


    I hear endless prattle about the USS Liberty – she’s like the Emmett Till of the anti-Semites. Why don’t you ever talk about the Point Welcome?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Point_Welcome_(WPB-82329)#Friendly_fire
     
    Every Israeli war against its larger neighbors was a war in which being defeated meant literal extinction, not just for the combatants, but their kin as well. What's surprising isn't that incidents like the USS Liberty occurred, but that they did not occur more often. Point Welcome was a Vietnam War incident, whereas the following occurred in Afghanistan:

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

    In neither instance was the air unit in question embroiled in questions of national extinction. Yet they acted before they were 100% sure beyond all reasonable doubt that the targets erroneously targeted. That's the way war is - a confused melee in which, if Patton is to be believed, "A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week."

    Replies: @JMcG

    To a first approximation, no one who has read anything objective about the Liberty attack believes it was accidental. Israel was the aggressor in the Six Day War, during which it attacked the USS Liberty. It was a war for national survival in the same way that the German attack on Poland in 1939 was.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    @JMcG


    It was a war for national survival in the same way that the German attack on Poland in 1939 was.
     
    Except Germany ended up occupying Poland in its entirety and killing millions of Jews. But I'm glad you mentioned that incident, whose follow-on actions, thanks to the German people, are, in large part, why Jews in exile from their ancestral homeland for just under 2000 years, ended up back in the vicinity of Jerusalem.

    Re 1967, the Egyptians and Syrians were massed on Israeli borders in the expectation that it would ruin Israel's economy, enabling an invasion and a Final Solution to the Jewish problem in the Middle East. It would have worked, too, if the Israelis had mobilized their reservists to stand guard on their borders, thereby collapsing their economy, resulting in an inability to feed and supply their military. In 1973, despite major provocations in the form of routine artillery attacks by Arab forces, and a similar massing of forces by the Egyptians and Syrians, the Israelis resisted mobilizing their reservists and crippling their economy. Thanks to Kissinger stating that not a single bullet would be supplied to Israel if it struck first again, Golda Meir dallied while the Arabs were getting ready to invade. In the end, it took an Israeli threat to nuke* Egypt and Syria for the US to come to Israel's aid.

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

    Another key difference between Israel and Germany, apart from Germany inflicting tens of millions of deaths on its neighbors, is geography. Pre-war Germany, at 244,000 sq miles, was 30x the size of Israel. Israel's narrowest point is 9 miles wide. That's literally a 10 minute drive at highway speeds. Today, at its narrowest point, Germany is well over 200 miles wide. Pre-war Germany had almost twice the land area and was wider. Point being that Israel had no room for error. 1 significant battle loss and it's over. There's literally no room for a retreat.

    * My surmise is that the Soviets would nuke Israel, which would lead the Israelis to launch at Moscow once their early warning systems detected the launch. Thereby risking a Soviet attack against its other perceived enemies, including the US, and touching off an all-out nuclear exchange.

    Replies: @JMcG, @BB753, @Joe Stalin, @James Forrestal

  220. @Charlotte
    @Moses

    “P. Khalil Saucier is chair and associate professor of Africana Studies at Bucknell University.” He appears to be black, in the racial if not the literal sense.

    Replies: @Moses

    Meh. You miss the point.

  221. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    TBH, you are holding up a straw man version of Israel. They have built a serious border fence system now but for years, thousands of Africans were sneaking in across their border with Egypt every year. And Israel is a very multicultural society, even among Jews - you have the ultra-Orthodox and the ultra -Leftists, you have Ashkenazi Jews and you have Ethiopian "Jews". And if you notice, the Hamas rockets didn't just kill Jews - one of the victims was a Indian caregiver for an old lady (usually these are Filipino), there were a couple of Thai farm workers, there was a Arab Israeli. (BTW, if the Palestinians hadn't been idiots sending suicide bombers, the Israelis would have been glad to employ them in good paying jobs much better than goat herding instead of Thais and Chinese and Indians and Filipinos. In fact many of the "Palestinians" are descended from Arabs who moved into that part of the Ottoman Empire when the Zionists started moving back and developing the area.) In short it's nothing like what you imagine.

    Replies: @BenKenobi, @John Johnson

    • Pilpul: JackD

    • Agree: AndrewR
  222. @PiltdownMan
    @International Jew


    Police on bicycles is ridiculous and deeply unserious.
     
    Or a mark of a deeply civilized (albeit, now vanished) society.

    https://i.imgur.com/CsDZyQ4.jpg

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @nebulafox, @Simon Tugmutton

    IJA did just fine on their bikes during Yamashita’s volta down Malaysia.

    • LOL: PiltdownMan
  223. @Jack D
    @AnotherDad

    TBH, you are holding up a straw man version of Israel. They have built a serious border fence system now but for years, thousands of Africans were sneaking in across their border with Egypt every year. And Israel is a very multicultural society, even among Jews - you have the ultra-Orthodox and the ultra -Leftists, you have Ashkenazi Jews and you have Ethiopian "Jews". And if you notice, the Hamas rockets didn't just kill Jews - one of the victims was a Indian caregiver for an old lady (usually these are Filipino), there were a couple of Thai farm workers, there was a Arab Israeli. (BTW, if the Palestinians hadn't been idiots sending suicide bombers, the Israelis would have been glad to employ them in good paying jobs much better than goat herding instead of Thais and Chinese and Indians and Filipinos. In fact many of the "Palestinians" are descended from Arabs who moved into that part of the Ottoman Empire when the Zionists started moving back and developing the area.) In short it's nothing like what you imagine.

    Replies: @BenKenobi, @John Johnson

    TBH, you are holding up a straw man version of Israel. They have built a serious border fence system now but for years, thousands of Africans were sneaking in across their border with Egypt every year. And Israel is a very multicultural society

    Ah yes, the great multicultural society that requires a racial DNA test to get citizenship.

    Or secretly sterilizing Ethiopian Jews
    https://washingtondailyreport.com/years-denying-israel-finally/

    That’s not a conspiracy theory, the government has already admitted to doing it.

  224. Khalil should go back where he came from.

  225. @International Jew
    @theMann

    Bikes are good for chasing criminals who are considerate enough to stay on smooth roadways and not cheat by running through bushes or debris-strewn lots or hopping fences.

    Horses are far better: a higher perch for the cop to see the territory, all-terrain, and intimidating.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    Horses are far better: a higher perch for the cop to see the territory, all-terrain, and intimidating.

    They are much, much more expensive though, (stabling, feeding, vet visits etc.) so only well funded depts. like NYC can afford them.

  226. @Buffalo Joe
    @Wade Hampton

    Wade, twin black midfielders, Shamel and Rhamel Bratton, played for Virginia when UV won the D-I NCAA National Championship. BUT, the twins were tossed from the team for refusing to follow rules instituted by THE PLAYERS. The team had a self imposed no drinking rule and a curfew. The twins broke the rules. Suspended for a game, the twins had the audacity to show up in uniform at the game as if to dare the coach not to play them. Suspended again and then tossed. UV changed their style of play and won the title. Notre Dame had a tight end sized defense man whose name I forgot and Denver had an excellent face off man. Not too many other than those that I recall. Jim Brown played lax like football. Tuck the ball to his chest a barrel to the net. Not too many willing to take a charge. U Albany had the Native American Thompsons, brothers and cousins, some of the best players I have ever seen. I attend a big lax fund raiser in Ohio, dozen plus D-II and D-III college teams and maybe 3-4 blacks. In Buffalo the city schools don't play lax, just the suburbs and private and prep. You don't want to play a game you have never seen. Stay Safe.

    Replies: @kaganovitch

    I think the Montgomery kid at Duke is still there. Maybe he graduated already? Pretty good player.

  227. I have an idea for a new cycling race: The Tour de George in Minneapolis. The cyclists can show their commitment to diversity and social justice by handing over their bikes to unprivileged muggers.

  228. @El Dato
    Pervasive racism in cycling explains where the clearly racist adjective "niggling" comes from - originally meant to disparage black bodies strenously exercising on a pennyfarthing (itself a symbol of colonialist brainwashing, as so well used in the anti-capitalist, although excessively white, comedy "The Prisoner"). On the other hand Queen already sang about cycling fat bottomed girls in the 80s...

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “excessively white, comedy ‘The Prisoner’”

    Patrick McGoohan took over primary writing duties from George Markstein after the thirteenth episode. One of the biggest blunders in British TV, second only to the Andersons hiring the dreaded Fred Freiberger to jazz up the second season of Space 1999. Didn’t they know Freiberger killed the third season of Star Trek whilst Roddenberry got jiggy with the black ladies? How many times did Captain Shatner fall in love in the third season?

    • Replies: @sayless
    @SunBakedSuburb

    In the opening credits George Markstein is the guy sitting in the office when McGoohan hands in his resignation, smashing the desk, making the teacup rattle around. Apparently their relationship off-camera was like that too.

    McGoohan wrote some of the early scripts under a couple of different names. One of them was Paddy Serf.

  229. @donut
    @Steve Sailer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbFSVh1mmiw

    The first time I watched this I wondered if the Roman Legions did it like this .

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Reg Cæsar

    Since when do rioters stay within the lines?

  230. @Dr. DoomNGloom
    I don't think the author understands what "euphemism" means.

    John McWhorter has the intellectual honesty to recognize that blacks aren't necessarily being killed at disproportionate rates and points out all the white people killed who just don't become news. He goes on to claim that we have a police problem not a racism problem.
    Steve certainly has the example of violin boy, but I suspect the real reason is that the vast majority of whites just don't feel much sympathy much less outrage for Darwinism in action.

    Most of us would acknowledge that there are bad cops and we'd prefer better training and professionalism. What I think McWhorter misses is that while realistically the scale of the problem is low. The fatality rate is down there with bees and venomous snakes.

    Replies: @Charon, @Jack D, @AceDeuce

    John McWhorter has the intellectual honesty to recognize that blacks aren’t necessarily being killed at disproportionate rates and points out all the white people killed who just don’t become news. He goes on to claim that we have a police problem not a racism problem.

    WRONG. We have a NEGRO problem. They need to learn how to act properly, and they are incapable of doing that-at the very least, they are unwilling to do so.

  231. @Joe Stalin
    @Steve Sailer


    “Black or white, they both ride trikes!”
     
    Back in the old days, CPD actually had Harley-Davidson "trikes."

    https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/cimg/www.hdforums.com/1600x900_85-1/713/1-243713.jpg

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Back in the old days, CPD actually had Harley-Davidson “trikes.”

    Built less than 100 miles away. Imagine.

  232. @International Jew
    @bomag

    Let them. Police on bicycles is ridiculous and deeply unserious.

    Replies: @theMann, @Jack D, @PiltdownMan, @Reg Cæsar

    Police on bicycles is ridiculous and deeply unserious.

    Which is why they’re in a Roger Miller song?

    Airport police use Segways on concourses, and bicycles in parking ramps. Whatever works.

    Horses are scarier, however.

  233. @JMcG
    @Johann Ricke

    To a first approximation, no one who has read anything objective about the Liberty attack believes it was accidental. Israel was the aggressor in the Six Day War, during which it attacked the USS Liberty. It was a war for national survival in the same way that the German attack on Poland in 1939 was.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke

    It was a war for national survival in the same way that the German attack on Poland in 1939 was.

    Except Germany ended up occupying Poland in its entirety and killing millions of Jews. But I’m glad you mentioned that incident, whose follow-on actions, thanks to the German people, are, in large part, why Jews in exile from their ancestral homeland for just under 2000 years, ended up back in the vicinity of Jerusalem.

    Re 1967, the Egyptians and Syrians were massed on Israeli borders in the expectation that it would ruin Israel’s economy, enabling an invasion and a Final Solution to the Jewish problem in the Middle East. It would have worked, too, if the Israelis had mobilized their reservists to stand guard on their borders, thereby collapsing their economy, resulting in an inability to feed and supply their military. In 1973, despite major provocations in the form of routine artillery attacks by Arab forces, and a similar massing of forces by the Egyptians and Syrians, the Israelis resisted mobilizing their reservists and crippling their economy. Thanks to Kissinger stating that not a single bullet would be supplied to Israel if it struck first again, Golda Meir dallied while the Arabs were getting ready to invade. In the end, it took an Israeli threat to nuke* Egypt and Syria for the US to come to Israel’s aid.

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

    Another key difference between Israel and Germany, apart from Germany inflicting tens of millions of deaths on its neighbors, is geography. Pre-war Germany, at 244,000 sq miles, was 30x the size of Israel. Israel’s narrowest point is 9 miles wide. That’s literally a 10 minute drive at highway speeds. Today, at its narrowest point, Germany is well over 200 miles wide. Pre-war Germany had almost twice the land area and was wider. Point being that Israel had no room for error. 1 significant battle loss and it’s over. There’s literally no room for a retreat.

    * My surmise is that the Soviets would nuke Israel, which would lead the Israelis to launch at Moscow once their early warning systems detected the launch. Thereby risking a Soviet attack against its other perceived enemies, including the US, and touching off an all-out nuclear exchange.

    • LOL: Jim Christian
    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Johann Ricke

    I really don’t like hijacking these threads, but the only reason Israel has nukes with with to threaten other nations is that they stole the fissionable material from US stockpiles. I’ll see your “Samson Option” and raise you “The Apollo Affair.”
    Germany didn’t occupy Poland in its entirety in 1939. The Soviets, who were allied with Germany until June of 1941, occupied the eastern half.

    , @BB753
    @Johann Ricke

    "My surmise is that the Soviets would nuke Israel"
    You're dreaming, right?

    , @Joe Stalin
    @Johann Ricke


    My surmise is that the Soviets would nuke Israel, which would lead the Israelis to launch at Moscow once their early warning systems detected the launch. Thereby risking a Soviet attack against its other perceived enemies, including the US, and touching off an all-out nuclear exchange.
     
    Soviets sent soldiers to fight in Korea against the UN forces, and to fight Israel too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noXPLL7pyfU

    , @James Forrestal
    @Johann Ricke


    Except Germany ended up occupying Poland in its entirety and killing millions of Jews.
     
    That's BILLIONS, you anti-semiticist! What are you, some kind of holoheretic?
  234. @Supply and Demand
    I initially thought this guy was a journalist — probably a BA holder — but now that I learned he is a department chair with a postdoc, I humbly submit to his expertise in the subject. As a fellow Ph.D holder (received it last week) — I can attest that he most likely studied the subject quite throughly to meet his thesis obligations.

    I seriously doubt any of the commentariat in this thread is as credentialed as Saucier is. You all should learn your place.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @Hangnail Hans, @Gary in Gramercy, @tyrone, @tyrone, @AceDeuce, @Reg Cæsar, @anon, @anon1azwertfc

    As a fellow Ph.D holder (received it last week) — I can attest that he most likely studied the subject quite throughly to meet his thesis obligations.

    Doctoral candidates write dissertations, not theses. Get it right, Dr. Dingus. LOL.

    • Replies: @photondancer
    @AceDeuce

    Depends on the country. In Australia Ph.D. candidates write theses.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

  235. Seattle bike cops pay a visit to Antifa campout.

    Just for the lolz.

  236. @Buffalo Joe
    @Ganderson

    Gandi, I know your heart is in the right place but Native Americans play lacrosse religiously. But in your defense not too many blacks. Should have yelled out "swimming."

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Ganderson

    I defer to your expertise…

  237. @Known Fact
    @PiltdownMan

    Bet his parents were big Khalil Gibran fans -- he was hot around the same time as Cat Stevens

    Replies: @Forbes, @Reg Cæsar

    Bet his parents were big Khalil Gibran fans — he was hot around the same time as Cat Stevens

    If you want lessons in how to build a dome home out of Aircrete, Khalil’s grandnephew Hajjan will be happy to teach you. But you’d have to spring for the airfare to Hilo.

    https://www.domegaia.com/our-team.html

    • Replies: @photondancer
    @Reg Cæsar

    That is so 1960s! I love it.

  238. @Svevlad
    One Serbian professor composed a little table where you could generate your own (local equivalent) of woke kvetching.

    It triggered some major butthurt, revealing that despite not being as overt as in the west, the woke subhumans are indeed deeply rooted in society.

    Replies: @photondancer

    Do Serbian wokes substitute muslims for blacks?

  239. P. KHALIL SAUCIER

    P. Khalil Saucier = “I a hip sucker, all!” (A phallus, ickier.)

    Wasn’t sauce shelf UK lad slang for a buxom lady not long ago? Or was that spice shelf?

  240. @Supply and Demand
    I initially thought this guy was a journalist — probably a BA holder — but now that I learned he is a department chair with a postdoc, I humbly submit to his expertise in the subject. As a fellow Ph.D holder (received it last week) — I can attest that he most likely studied the subject quite throughly to meet his thesis obligations.

    I seriously doubt any of the commentariat in this thread is as credentialed as Saucier is. You all should learn your place.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @Hangnail Hans, @Gary in Gramercy, @tyrone, @tyrone, @AceDeuce, @Reg Cæsar, @anon, @anon1azwertfc

    You all should learn your place.

    Unlike you, we don’t have a Central Party to teach us. The Donald hasn’t released his Little Red Book yet.

  241. Dube says:
    @Jack D
    @JMcG

    The Israelis say that the USS Liberty attack was a case of mistaken identity in the midst of a war - unfortunately in the fog of war, friendly fire incidents happen all too often. People are nervous and get itchy trigger fingers. There are breakdowns in communication - one hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing. The Israeli government apologized and paid compensation to the families of the victims and to the US government for the damages to the ship. Let me know when Hamas apologizes and pays compensation.

    I hear endless prattle about the USS Liberty - she's like the Emmett Till of the anti-Semites. Why don't you ever talk about the Point Welcome?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Point_Welcome_(WPB-82329)#Friendly_fire

    Whatever Israelis "indefensible" actions are, they don't excuse intentionally targeting civilian areas with unguided rockets - this is clearly a war crime. Let me know when the ICC put Haniyeh and Mashal on trial for war crimes.

    Replies: @Johann Ricke, @donut, @Dube

    The Israelis say that the USS Liberty attack was a case of mistaken identity in the midst of a war – unfortunately in the fog of war, friendly fire incidents happen all too often. People are nervous and get itchy trigger fingers. There are breakdowns in communication – one hand doesn’t know what the other hand is doing.

    Why do they say that?

  242. @AceDeuce
    @Supply and Demand


    As a fellow Ph.D holder (received it last week) — I can attest that he most likely studied the subject quite throughly to meet his thesis obligations.
     
    Doctoral candidates write dissertations, not theses. Get it right, Dr. Dingus. LOL.

    Replies: @photondancer

    Depends on the country. In Australia Ph.D. candidates write theses.

    • Agree: PiltdownMan
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @photondancer

    Who cares what they do?

    And you can tell from the language that the original poster is, in all probability, American.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

  243. @Reg Cæsar
    @Known Fact


    Bet his parents were big Khalil Gibran fans — he was hot around the same time as Cat Stevens
     
    If you want lessons in how to build a dome home out of Aircrete, Khalil's grandnephew Hajjan will be happy to teach you. But you'd have to spring for the airfare to Hilo.


    https://www.domegaia.com/our-team.html


    https://www.domegaia.com/uploads/1/6/9/5/16958362/editor/201207-014.jpg?1610596239


    https://www.domegaia.com/uploads/1/6/9/5/16958362/editor/domehome.jpg?1535189030

    Replies: @photondancer

    That is so 1960s! I love it.

  244. @Supply and Demand
    I initially thought this guy was a journalist — probably a BA holder — but now that I learned he is a department chair with a postdoc, I humbly submit to his expertise in the subject. As a fellow Ph.D holder (received it last week) — I can attest that he most likely studied the subject quite throughly to meet his thesis obligations.

    I seriously doubt any of the commentariat in this thread is as credentialed as Saucier is. You all should learn your place.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @Hangnail Hans, @Gary in Gramercy, @tyrone, @tyrone, @AceDeuce, @Reg Cæsar, @anon, @anon1azwertfc

    You all should learn your place

    ¡No problema, little troll!

  245. anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @PiltdownMan
    I think most of these articles are being cranked out by academics in a hurry as insurance against the mob that might visit their doorstep without warning. P. Khalil Saucier is an associate professor of Africana studies at Bucknell University.

    https://i.imgur.com/eo1iH4Q.jpg?1

    Replies: @Charon, @black sea, @notsaying, @Alfa158, @Known Fact, @Paleo Liberal, @Forbes, @415 reasons, @anonymous

    Writing such stuff seems to be what mediocrities believe One Must Do to get tenure in e.g. African Studies, especially if they look like. Monsieur Saucier. My guess would be that connections speak louder than words. But in an aggressive colonization effort like say Wokeness; or Deconstruction; or Transphobia; prizes do go to those that discover new territories to Liberate. As usual, one has the problem: So many scribblers, so few new territories ripe for liberation. For every great liberator toiling against the real bastions, like Pro Football and Pro Soccer; there are 50 poor schlubs stuck working on Pro Bicycling.

    But there is no more oppressive hierarchical system to be encountered in the college-educated workplace than the Tenure System at University. Truly, many are called but few are chosen! Staying up late at night working on the Undergraduate Handbook Committee, or splitting your grant money with parasitic senior faculty sure lets one work up a righteous indignation over Oppression and Inequality and Privilege! It’s not just word salad; those Junior Faculty have really been there-

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @anonymous

    The money center bank I worked for in New York City, back in the day, would have hired the Saucier guy in a heartbeat, as a customer facing banker in private banking. Old money folks, especially the elderly widows, loved to have guys like him to talk to. Their job was to listen, take them out to lunch, and keep them loyal to the institution.

    It would have been an easier and better-paying career path for him, though I daresay Africana studies is pretty well paying these days, and surely cannot be that hard, judging by the output.

  246. @anonymous
    @PiltdownMan

    Writing such stuff seems to be what mediocrities believe One Must Do to get tenure in e.g. African Studies, especially if they look like. Monsieur Saucier. My guess would be that connections speak louder than words. But in an aggressive colonization effort like say Wokeness; or Deconstruction; or Transphobia; prizes do go to those that discover new territories to Liberate. As usual, one has the problem: So many scribblers, so few new territories ripe for liberation. For every great liberator toiling against the real bastions, like Pro Football and Pro Soccer; there are 50 poor schlubs stuck working on Pro Bicycling.

    But there is no more oppressive hierarchical system to be encountered in the college-educated workplace than the Tenure System at University. Truly, many are called but few are chosen! Staying up late at night working on the Undergraduate Handbook Committee, or splitting your grant money with parasitic senior faculty sure lets one work up a righteous indignation over Oppression and Inequality and Privilege! It's not just word salad; those Junior Faculty have really been there-

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

    The money center bank I worked for in New York City, back in the day, would have hired the Saucier guy in a heartbeat, as a customer facing banker in private banking. Old money folks, especially the elderly widows, loved to have guys like him to talk to. Their job was to listen, take them out to lunch, and keep them loyal to the institution.

    It would have been an easier and better-paying career path for him, though I daresay Africana studies is pretty well paying these days, and surely cannot be that hard, judging by the output.

  247. @PiltdownMan
    @International Jew


    Police on bicycles is ridiculous and deeply unserious.
     
    Or a mark of a deeply civilized (albeit, now vanished) society.

    https://i.imgur.com/CsDZyQ4.jpg

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @nebulafox, @Simon Tugmutton

    I used to own one of those bikes — a Raleigh Superbe gents’ roadster. Best machine I ever owned, every bit of it designed and made in Nottingham, England. I only parted with it in 2002 when the bottom bracket threads failed. They could be rethreaded but only by a firm in New Zealand and the cost, especially of shipping to and from England, was insane.

    BTW nowadays that picture looks like a still from Monty Python.

  248. @Hangnail Hans
    @Spect3r


    Also, when was the last time a cop used his bicycle as a weapon???
     
    I've seen people using bikes as weapons, but they were definitely not cops.

    Replies: @Spect3r

    Same here, but like you say, most definitely not cops.

  249. @anon
    @Spect3r

    Also, when was the last time a cop used his bicycle as a weapon???

    Since they learned from Antifa.

    Replies: @Spect3r

    People have been doing it way before antifa. But i never saw a cop doing it.

  250. @photondancer
    @AceDeuce

    Depends on the country. In Australia Ph.D. candidates write theses.

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    Who cares what they do?

    And you can tell from the language that the original poster is, in all probability, American.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
    @AceDeuce

    You can probably tell by my constant mention of, that I'm in China -- and as I've mentioned, work at a university in Dalian partnered with University of Adelaide.

  251. @Wade Hampton
    @Elmer T. Jones

    Tropical fish hobbyist is pretty darn white. Not 100%, but pretty close.

    Replies: @Elmer T. Jones

    Asians are big into tropical fish and Koi.

  252. @Johann Ricke
    @JMcG


    It was a war for national survival in the same way that the German attack on Poland in 1939 was.
     
    Except Germany ended up occupying Poland in its entirety and killing millions of Jews. But I'm glad you mentioned that incident, whose follow-on actions, thanks to the German people, are, in large part, why Jews in exile from their ancestral homeland for just under 2000 years, ended up back in the vicinity of Jerusalem.

    Re 1967, the Egyptians and Syrians were massed on Israeli borders in the expectation that it would ruin Israel's economy, enabling an invasion and a Final Solution to the Jewish problem in the Middle East. It would have worked, too, if the Israelis had mobilized their reservists to stand guard on their borders, thereby collapsing their economy, resulting in an inability to feed and supply their military. In 1973, despite major provocations in the form of routine artillery attacks by Arab forces, and a similar massing of forces by the Egyptians and Syrians, the Israelis resisted mobilizing their reservists and crippling their economy. Thanks to Kissinger stating that not a single bullet would be supplied to Israel if it struck first again, Golda Meir dallied while the Arabs were getting ready to invade. In the end, it took an Israeli threat to nuke* Egypt and Syria for the US to come to Israel's aid.

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

    Another key difference between Israel and Germany, apart from Germany inflicting tens of millions of deaths on its neighbors, is geography. Pre-war Germany, at 244,000 sq miles, was 30x the size of Israel. Israel's narrowest point is 9 miles wide. That's literally a 10 minute drive at highway speeds. Today, at its narrowest point, Germany is well over 200 miles wide. Pre-war Germany had almost twice the land area and was wider. Point being that Israel had no room for error. 1 significant battle loss and it's over. There's literally no room for a retreat.

    * My surmise is that the Soviets would nuke Israel, which would lead the Israelis to launch at Moscow once their early warning systems detected the launch. Thereby risking a Soviet attack against its other perceived enemies, including the US, and touching off an all-out nuclear exchange.

    Replies: @JMcG, @BB753, @Joe Stalin, @James Forrestal

    I really don’t like hijacking these threads, but the only reason Israel has nukes with with to threaten other nations is that they stole the fissionable material from US stockpiles. I’ll see your “Samson Option” and raise you “The Apollo Affair.”
    Germany didn’t occupy Poland in its entirety in 1939. The Soviets, who were allied with Germany until June of 1941, occupied the eastern half.

  253. @SunBakedSuburb
    @El Dato

    "excessively white, comedy 'The Prisoner'"

    Patrick McGoohan took over primary writing duties from George Markstein after the thirteenth episode. One of the biggest blunders in British TV, second only to the Andersons hiring the dreaded Fred Freiberger to jazz up the second season of Space 1999. Didn't they know Freiberger killed the third season of Star Trek whilst Roddenberry got jiggy with the black ladies? How many times did Captain Shatner fall in love in the third season?

    Replies: @sayless

    In the opening credits George Markstein is the guy sitting in the office when McGoohan hands in his resignation, smashing the desk, making the teacup rattle around. Apparently their relationship off-camera was like that too.

    McGoohan wrote some of the early scripts under a couple of different names. One of them was Paddy Serf.

  254. @ben tillman

    It’s Time for Cycling to Think Beyond White Fragility, White Privilege, Implicit Bias, and Microaggressions, and Begin to Think About Its Root Cause.
     
    The root cause of cycling?

    Yes, control of cycling resources are important . . . .
     
    Control are important?

    Replies: @Jack D, @Muggles, @Neuday

    It’s Time for Cycling to Think Beyond White Fragility, White Privilege, Implicit Bias, and Microaggressions, and Begin to Think About Its Root Cause.

    Inventing the wheel, generations of inventors, and having an industrial revolution are the causes of Whites riding bicycles. If White Privilege were a real thing instead of AA and welfare we’d have half of the 85IQ crowd pulling us in rickshaws.

    • Agree: ben tillman
  255. @Johann Ricke
    @JMcG


    It was a war for national survival in the same way that the German attack on Poland in 1939 was.
     
    Except Germany ended up occupying Poland in its entirety and killing millions of Jews. But I'm glad you mentioned that incident, whose follow-on actions, thanks to the German people, are, in large part, why Jews in exile from their ancestral homeland for just under 2000 years, ended up back in the vicinity of Jerusalem.

    Re 1967, the Egyptians and Syrians were massed on Israeli borders in the expectation that it would ruin Israel's economy, enabling an invasion and a Final Solution to the Jewish problem in the Middle East. It would have worked, too, if the Israelis had mobilized their reservists to stand guard on their borders, thereby collapsing their economy, resulting in an inability to feed and supply their military. In 1973, despite major provocations in the form of routine artillery attacks by Arab forces, and a similar massing of forces by the Egyptians and Syrians, the Israelis resisted mobilizing their reservists and crippling their economy. Thanks to Kissinger stating that not a single bullet would be supplied to Israel if it struck first again, Golda Meir dallied while the Arabs were getting ready to invade. In the end, it took an Israeli threat to nuke* Egypt and Syria for the US to come to Israel's aid.

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

    Another key difference between Israel and Germany, apart from Germany inflicting tens of millions of deaths on its neighbors, is geography. Pre-war Germany, at 244,000 sq miles, was 30x the size of Israel. Israel's narrowest point is 9 miles wide. That's literally a 10 minute drive at highway speeds. Today, at its narrowest point, Germany is well over 200 miles wide. Pre-war Germany had almost twice the land area and was wider. Point being that Israel had no room for error. 1 significant battle loss and it's over. There's literally no room for a retreat.

    * My surmise is that the Soviets would nuke Israel, which would lead the Israelis to launch at Moscow once their early warning systems detected the launch. Thereby risking a Soviet attack against its other perceived enemies, including the US, and touching off an all-out nuclear exchange.

    Replies: @JMcG, @BB753, @Joe Stalin, @James Forrestal

    “My surmise is that the Soviets would nuke Israel”
    You’re dreaming, right?

  256. @Johann Ricke
    @JMcG


    It was a war for national survival in the same way that the German attack on Poland in 1939 was.
     
    Except Germany ended up occupying Poland in its entirety and killing millions of Jews. But I'm glad you mentioned that incident, whose follow-on actions, thanks to the German people, are, in large part, why Jews in exile from their ancestral homeland for just under 2000 years, ended up back in the vicinity of Jerusalem.

    Re 1967, the Egyptians and Syrians were massed on Israeli borders in the expectation that it would ruin Israel's economy, enabling an invasion and a Final Solution to the Jewish problem in the Middle East. It would have worked, too, if the Israelis had mobilized their reservists to stand guard on their borders, thereby collapsing their economy, resulting in an inability to feed and supply their military. In 1973, despite major provocations in the form of routine artillery attacks by Arab forces, and a similar massing of forces by the Egyptians and Syrians, the Israelis resisted mobilizing their reservists and crippling their economy. Thanks to Kissinger stating that not a single bullet would be supplied to Israel if it struck first again, Golda Meir dallied while the Arabs were getting ready to invade. In the end, it took an Israeli threat to nuke* Egypt and Syria for the US to come to Israel's aid.

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

    Another key difference between Israel and Germany, apart from Germany inflicting tens of millions of deaths on its neighbors, is geography. Pre-war Germany, at 244,000 sq miles, was 30x the size of Israel. Israel's narrowest point is 9 miles wide. That's literally a 10 minute drive at highway speeds. Today, at its narrowest point, Germany is well over 200 miles wide. Pre-war Germany had almost twice the land area and was wider. Point being that Israel had no room for error. 1 significant battle loss and it's over. There's literally no room for a retreat.

    * My surmise is that the Soviets would nuke Israel, which would lead the Israelis to launch at Moscow once their early warning systems detected the launch. Thereby risking a Soviet attack against its other perceived enemies, including the US, and touching off an all-out nuclear exchange.

    Replies: @JMcG, @BB753, @Joe Stalin, @James Forrestal

    My surmise is that the Soviets would nuke Israel, which would lead the Israelis to launch at Moscow once their early warning systems detected the launch. Thereby risking a Soviet attack against its other perceived enemies, including the US, and touching off an all-out nuclear exchange.

    Soviets sent soldiers to fight in Korea against the UN forces, and to fight Israel too.

  257. @AceDeuce
    @photondancer

    Who cares what they do?

    And you can tell from the language that the original poster is, in all probability, American.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    You can probably tell by my constant mention of, that I’m in China — and as I’ve mentioned, work at a university in Dalian partnered with University of Adelaide.

  258. @Supply and Demand
    I initially thought this guy was a journalist — probably a BA holder — but now that I learned he is a department chair with a postdoc, I humbly submit to his expertise in the subject. As a fellow Ph.D holder (received it last week) — I can attest that he most likely studied the subject quite throughly to meet his thesis obligations.

    I seriously doubt any of the commentariat in this thread is as credentialed as Saucier is. You all should learn your place.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @Hangnail Hans, @Gary in Gramercy, @tyrone, @tyrone, @AceDeuce, @Reg Cæsar, @anon, @anon1azwertfc

    There is NO WAY you’re serious right now

  259. @AndrewR
    @Moses

    The problem is that the hatred is mostly not reciprocated. Conservative normies think that simply pointing out the hypocrisies or logical fallacies of the Woke is enough. And most of the few people who do get appropriately angry about it do not really understand the roots of the problem or how to fix it. I don't fully understand it all myself but I know that there is no way a pacifistic strategy will prevail. These people will only respect naked force. Having a Ghandi figure, in conjunction with other measures, might help a bit but it's hardly necessary.

    Replies: @Dian 'the AA Mathemagcian' Abbot, @AnotherDad, @James J O'Meara, @anon1azwertfc

    Excellent comment sir.

  260. @Henry's Cat
    I'm thinking about the root cause - white people invented the bicycle, developed the sport, practice it in large numbers and are therefore better at it.

    Replies: @James Forrestal

    I’m thinking about the root cause – white people invented the bicycle, developed the sport, practice it in large numbers and are therefore better at it.

    Nothing to do with VO2 Max or percent slow twitch vs. fast twitch, of course. I mean, in a sport that typically requires minimal equipment, and that pretty much everyone has some experience with — running — West African Blacks typically do GREAT at marathons, or at least half marathons, or perhaps 5Ks… some distance over 800m, anyway. Right?

  261. @Johann Ricke
    @JMcG


    It was a war for national survival in the same way that the German attack on Poland in 1939 was.
     
    Except Germany ended up occupying Poland in its entirety and killing millions of Jews. But I'm glad you mentioned that incident, whose follow-on actions, thanks to the German people, are, in large part, why Jews in exile from their ancestral homeland for just under 2000 years, ended up back in the vicinity of Jerusalem.

    Re 1967, the Egyptians and Syrians were massed on Israeli borders in the expectation that it would ruin Israel's economy, enabling an invasion and a Final Solution to the Jewish problem in the Middle East. It would have worked, too, if the Israelis had mobilized their reservists to stand guard on their borders, thereby collapsing their economy, resulting in an inability to feed and supply their military. In 1973, despite major provocations in the form of routine artillery attacks by Arab forces, and a similar massing of forces by the Egyptians and Syrians, the Israelis resisted mobilizing their reservists and crippling their economy. Thanks to Kissinger stating that not a single bullet would be supplied to Israel if it struck first again, Golda Meir dallied while the Arabs were getting ready to invade. In the end, it took an Israeli threat to nuke* Egypt and Syria for the US to come to Israel's aid.

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

    Another key difference between Israel and Germany, apart from Germany inflicting tens of millions of deaths on its neighbors, is geography. Pre-war Germany, at 244,000 sq miles, was 30x the size of Israel. Israel's narrowest point is 9 miles wide. That's literally a 10 minute drive at highway speeds. Today, at its narrowest point, Germany is well over 200 miles wide. Pre-war Germany had almost twice the land area and was wider. Point being that Israel had no room for error. 1 significant battle loss and it's over. There's literally no room for a retreat.

    * My surmise is that the Soviets would nuke Israel, which would lead the Israelis to launch at Moscow once their early warning systems detected the launch. Thereby risking a Soviet attack against its other perceived enemies, including the US, and touching off an all-out nuclear exchange.

    Replies: @JMcG, @BB753, @Joe Stalin, @James Forrestal

    Except Germany ended up occupying Poland in its entirety and killing millions of Jews.

    That’s BILLIONS, you anti-semiticist! What are you, some kind of holoheretic?

    • LOL: Jim Christian
  262. @Muggles
    @ben tillman

    When I was a student in the nearby Big City for about four years my only owned transport was a used ten speed I bought for about $25. Since I lived in a mostly black neighborhood (but well kept up, fairly middle class) I was very aware of other cyclists.

    Not many. I was about the only student at Rice who biked in (or walked).

    I did see (and still do on occasion) black males riding bikes. Often fairly small beat up one speeds. Sometimes with baskets for carrying things. Okay, great, it is cheap transport. Not good in rain, cold or the terrible streets with cracks and potholes, but cheap.

    Almost no one back then was in a "riding club."

    I've seen more Hispanics on such bikes also. I suspect many are illegal but need to get from A to B.

    For blacks some use them to scoot to and from crime scenes like B&E. Young guys.

    Ten speed (or more) road biking is an upper middle class or middle class thing. Few women do it though I've known some. Often done in groups or clubs. No reason why blacks can't do that and there is nothing "privileged" about that. I enjoyed it out in the suburbs until it became too dangerous with more traffic, cell phones, and women driving kids to school in SUVs.

    I suppose White Privilege is what keeps blacks out of the math and science classes too.

    Replies: @Hangnail Hans, @ben tillman

    I would never have considered going anywhere by bike — even to the Gingerman — from my old place at Kirby and Holcombe.

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  265. @Jack D
    @YetAnotherAnon

    I think this may just be transitional as Chinese industry gears up. As your country industrializes you import machine tools to fill all the newly built factories. If you are trying to bring your manufacturing industry to world class standards, you import the finest machine tools that money can buy (Japanese ones) so that you can produce goods that are competitive. At some point, either your factories are fully equipped or else one of the industries that you have built is your own domestic machine tool industry and the imports largely cease.

    Of course as a high labor cost country, the Japanese have understood that they could no longer compete in most sectors of cheap consumer goods. Either they had to move production to a lower cost Asian country or else they had to abandon the segment completely. Even the Chinese are reaching that point. High value precision goods such as machine tools and jet engines are a natural fit for high labor cost countries. (Machine tools nowadays doesn't just mean lathes - I use the word in the broadest sense to include things like the production tools used in chip fabs).

    But there comes a point where that game gets played out too. The Chinese are sending rockets to Mars and they have 10x the population of Japan. In the late 18th century, King George III sent a trade mission to China because England was having a problem - all of their hard currency (silver and gold) was ending up in China because the English public had a taste for tea and for porcelain cups to serve it in and China was the main producer of both. The goal of the trade mission was to convince the Chinese that the English produced lots of high tech stuff like clocks and steam engines that the Chinese could buy instead of demanding payment only in silver. In response, Emperor Qian Long sent the trade mission home empty handed except for a really snooty letter that said, in effect, "We have no use for any of your shitty little toys. Anything we need we can produce on our own. Go away." China is rapidly coming to the point where they can write that letter again.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    “King George III sent a trade mission to China because England was having a problem – all of their hard currency (silver and gold) was ending up in China because the English public had a taste for tea and for porcelain cups to serve it in and China was the main producer of both.”

    I think it was more China as a market that was the appeal, at a time when Europe was blockaded by Napoleon. By George III’s day, Wedgwood had been going 50 years and François Xavier d’Entrecolles had revealed the secrets of porcelain to Europe as far back as 1712, leading to manufacturing at Sevres and Plymouth. Wedgwood only started making porcelain in George IIIs day because fashionable tea drinkers in London wanted it.

    The Brits were big on industrial espionage. They literally stole the tea plants and took them to India to solve that balance of payments issue, although it turned out that the Brits preferred darker teas from Assam (which is what I drink every day).

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

    Similar to other European travellers of the period, such as Walter Medhurst, Fortune disguised himself as a Chinese merchant during several, but not all, of his journeys beyond the newly established treaty port areas. Not only was Fortune’s purchase of tea plants reportedly forbidden by the Chinese government of the time, but his travels were also beyond the allowable day’s journey from the European treaty ports. Fortune travelled to some areas of China that had seldom been visited by Europeans, including remote areas of Fujian, Guangdong, and Jiangsu provinces.

    Fortune employed many different means to obtain plants and seedlings from local tea growers, reputedly the property of the Chinese empire, although this was some 150 years before International biodiversity laws recognised State ownership of such natural resources. He is also known for his use of Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward’s portable Wardian cases to sustain the plants. It is also widely reported that he took skilled workers on contract to India who would facilitate the production of tea in the plantations of the East India Company. With the exception of a few plants which survived in established Indian gardens, most of the Chinese tea plants Fortune introduced in the north-western provinces of India perished. The other reason for the failure in India was that the British preference and fashion was for a strong dark tea brew, which was best made from the local Assam subspecies (Camellia sinensis var. assamica) and not the selection that Fortune had made in China. The technology and knowledge that was brought over from China was, however, instrumental in the later flourishing of the Indian tea industry in Assam and Sri Lanka.

  266. @International Jew
    How about, we change the rules for the Tour de France: every morning, the competitors have to ride that day's étape/stage on a bike they steal in the town they're in that day.

    Replies: @Morton's toes, @Ganderson

    I always thought that NASCAR, which used to be called stock car racing, should be done in the following manner: the morning of the race driver hast to go out to a dealer and take a car off the lot, and that’s the car he drives to the race. Those would really be stock cars.

  267. Kneegrows have always been a part of the cycling community.

    You think all those bikes stole themselves?

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